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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

The Wisdom of Dan Quayle
by Steve Sailer

September 12, 2018

The most overlooked cause of the economic crash of ten years ago this Saturday is modern America’s most sacred value, diversity.

As far as I can tell, the now-sacred cliché that “Diversity is our strength” traces back to a spring 1992 speech made by Vice President Dan Quayle about a trip he made to Japan during the Rodney King black vs. Korean riots:

I was asked many times in Japan about the recent events in Los Angeles. From the perspective of many Japanese, the ethnic diversity of our culture is a weakness compared to their homogeneous society. I begged to differ with my hosts. I explained that our diversity is our strength.

Whether the Japanese were persuaded by his assertion Dan didn’t mention, but Americans have been agog over Quayle’s insight ever since.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. Lugash says:

    The more things stay the same, the more they stay the same.

    We need Ben Garrison, or the guy who does the cheesy conservative rip offs of Diego Rivera, to do a great big mural of all the characters in the Expanded iSteve Universe.

  2. Jim Steinman and Paul Westerberg and Tom Petty were prescient, weren’t they, with their “rebel without a clue”.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  3. @Lugash

    …a great big mural of all the characters in the Expanded iSteve Universe.

    Would this mural be a Trump-l’œil?

    • LOL: Anonym
  4. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Language re-engineering continues:

    Python joins movement to dump ‘offensive’ master, slave terms: Programming language bites its tongue to be more inclusive

  5. I’d forgotten that Dan Quayle said that. And he wasn’t even forced into a position to be forced to say it. Steve, you’ve probably written about this a zillion times, but for my entire life (and likely prior to that, also) there has been this group of “Republicans who really believe that shit.” They were lately the group that was on top, and forgive the cliche, but that’s how we got Trump.

    The one thing I admire about Democrats is they know that in politics winning is the only thing that counts. Marriage should be between a man and a woman, abortion should be safe, rare and legal, etc. They know they’re lying, and their supporters know they’re lying. They’re just trying to swing enough low information voters into their column to net a congressional seat, or the presidency.

  6. @Lugash

    a great big mural of all the characters in the Expanded iSteve Universe.

    Awesome idea. Maybe it could be done as part of one of those programs that pay ghetto graffiti artists to decorate underpasses and such.

    I guess the subjects would have to include:
    Ramzan Kadyrov;;
    The latino loser guy from San Bernardino;
    Tennessee Coates;
    Morris Dees;
    Uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev;
    Muammar Qaffaffi;
    Ariel Sharon’s imputed Belorussian family;
    Carlos Slim;
    Beyoncé;
    A scale model of the SR-71 Blackbird;
    A special edition of the US Constitution in booklet form that begins with an image of the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty plaque;
    Barack Obama’s Uncle Tom half brother;
    Jeff Bezos.
    And they’d all be knee-deep in a field of rotting crops.

  7. JackOH says:

    Quote from Steve’s excellent essay with emphasis added:

    “Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But what if you haven’t forgotten it because you never had a clue in the first place?”

    Try imagining some of the more moderate commenters here delivering an informal 20-minute talk in the blandest wet-paper tones on some of the subjects Steve routinely covers here to an audience of nominally well-educated Americans in any affluent suburb.

    They won’t get it. If they get it, they’ll deny that they get it. If they get it, and admit that they get it, they’ll deny its importance. “Crimestop”, “protective stupidity”, indeed.

    How does America get from Point A to Point B without admitting to the political coordinates of Point A? Maybe we don’t.

  8. It’s a shame poor Reginald Denny got mixed up in that “black vs Korean” riot. Those blacks who mistook white truck driver Denny for one of the koreans they were rioting against and bashed his brains in with concrete slabs really blew it. I attribute their error to differences in average iq.

    JK. Spinning what was clearly an anti-white riot into a “diversity actually ISN’T our strength” story is in bad taste and dishonest. It was a tragedy for whites (and blacks), not Koreans, who were allowed by the police to form racial vigilante gangs and defend their rinky-dink liquor stores with machine guns.

    When the dust had settled, 35 whites and latinos (white hispanics?) had been killed by black rioters. 28 black rioters were dead, 10 of whom were killed by cops. Only two koreans had been killed. It wasn’t a black vs Korean riot.

  9. @Anonymous

    Maybe pederast/catamite would be a suitable substitute.

    Or pimp/hoe…

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  10. I think I preferred George HW Bush’s reaction to Japan.

  11. Anonymous[200] • Disclaimer says:

    Well, the point is that The Economist magazine weekly screams in its own rabid maniacal way for uncontrolled massive third world immigration into the west.

    Their ‘theory’ seems to be that third world bodies, when transported to the right kind of magic dirt, emit ‘wealth’ in the same way that they emit flatulence, so as The Economist ‘logic’ goes, ‘the more the merrier’.

    The real *real* tragedy is that our political masters are dumb, foolish, naive and gullible enough to actually *believe* that shit.

    • Replies: @notanon
  12. Anonymous[200] • Disclaimer says:
    @simon's blood

    ‘He who controls the weaves controls the ghettoes’.

    • Agree: Clyde
  13. Anon[399] • Disclaimer says:

    Is there a precise definition of diversity somewhere?

    The meaning, as far as I can contexually decode it, seems to change on the fly. There seems to be a motte and bailey aspect to it.

    One definition might be: The human resources of every organization should, plus or minus, in total and at every level and division, reflect, statistically, the proportions of demographic groups in the U.S.

    This doesn’t work with immigration/refugee uses of the word.

    Those studies, by the way, are all done by critical studies spouting academics, and are mostly non replicable. The design and research protocols of such studies should be done by an ideologically diverse group of researchers, or at least pre-peer reviewed by ideological opponents, but no, that’s a diversity too far.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  14. Of course Quayle likely didnt build that – his speechwriter did. For once the Dem rants about his dimness were no lie.I for one am thankful that Quayle has had the decency to stay hidden out of public eye. His skirt chasing son served one term as Congressman from AZ until being redistricted into a losing primary fight against current Rep D Schweikert.

    Despite this Quayle didnt invent the concept of diversity being good. That stems from Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell’s (foul) 1978 opinion in the Bakke case:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regents_of_the_Univ._of_Cal._v._Bakke#Powell’s_opinion

    Finding diversity in the classroom to be a compelling state interest, Powell opined that affirmative action in general was allowed under the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Peter Wood wrote a book in 2004 discussing the origin of the concept that Diversity is good
    Diversity the Invention of a Concept https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Invention-Concept-Peter-Wood/dp/1594030421

    arguing that Powell’s diktat that diversity is a compelling state interest was the seminal idea that spawned a million givemethats

    Here’s a link to the 1978 Bakke decision:

    https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/438/265/

    some of the actual relevant language:

    2. Racial and ethnic classifications of any sort are inherently suspect and call for the most exacting judicial scrutiny. While the goal of achieving a diverse student body is sufficiently compelling to justify consideration of race in admissions decisions under some circumstances, petitioner’s special admissions program, which forecloses consideration to persons like respondent, is unnecessary to the achievement of this compelling goal, and therefore invalid under the Equal Protection Clause. Pp. 438 U. S. 287-320.

  15. For example, Chris Evans, the movie star who plays Captain America in the Marvel movies, tweeted in response to Carlson:

    I would assume “Chris Evans” is a careerist who wants to impress Jewish Hollywood bosses and get more roles. If Mr. “Evans” had been a celebrity in the Soviet Union, I bet he’d be tweeting “Workers of the World Unite!” If Mr. Evans ever permanently relocates to Saudi Arabia and pursues an acting career there, I bet he’ll start tweeting about how much he loves Islam.

    Careerists abound in this world.

    In America, if you want to get admitted to a good university, you have to write an application essay. The application offices often will ask you to write about your views and experiences of diversity.

    In America, if you want to get hired into a good company, HR will often ask you your thoughts on diversity during the interview.

    Once you’re in the corporate world, you’ll get invited to diversity seminars quite often. If you want ot get a management-track promotion, you have to advance the pro-diversity initiatives of the company and speak about the benefits of diversity at meetings.

    If you mouth the right platitudes about diversity, you’ll be more likely to move up in life. If you act racist and bigoted, you’ll probably ruin your career and be socially blackballed.

    Perhaps, not surprisingly, almost all Americans are pro-diversity (at least in public settings). Perhap, not surprisingly, you don’t see too many people advocating white racialism.

    Incentives matter a lot, especially economic incentives. Create incentives to accept ideology, and you’ll notice an explosion of believers overnight. Create incentives to abandon an ideology (such as loss of job and social reputation), and you’ll notice people flee an ideology overnight.

    Which is why further up the socioeconomic ladder you go, the more PC people tend to get. They know if they say the wrong thing, they’ll get fired and lose their life’s work very quickly. They must walk on egg shells.

    Very few whites are “guilt ridden” or “empathetic.” The majority of Whites are just careerist and cowardly.

  16. @The Alarmist

    The Japanese PM should’ve “read his lips” and gotten out of there quick.

  17. It’s funny how much we heard that if more women were in charge the financial crisis wouldn’t have occurred. Yet it was a woman that invented the CDO, the ‘weapon of mass destruction’: Blythe Masters at JP Morgan.

    • Replies: @dr kill
  18. @jesse helms think-alike

    Ironically, the diversity pretext, while appearing less vengeful than a reparations or collective punishment rationale, is actually more destructive than a straightforward political quota allowance would be. We could at least limit the latter to the descendants of American slaves and indigenous peoples present at the European arrival. That would not include any voluntary immigrants or their descendants who just happened to have extra melanin and would reserve compensation potentially both richer for its recipients and, at the same time, more affordable (not to mention politically more palatable) to its payors.

    Further, as I believe Steve has pointed out, frank use of quotas for such specifically acknowledged beneficiaries would obviate the need for sweeping blunt instruments, such as reducing/eliminating down payment, job, or income requirements for all loan applicants, just to maintain the pretense of color-blindness. The system might have absorbed the losses from a few, even quite a few, deadbeat Blacks and American Indians without including every deadbeat White, Hispanic, and Asian who happened through the door!

    The same honest quotas could also reduce untold damage to police and fire departments around the country. At least we’d be getting the best candidates from both the favored as well as the general applicant pools by not lowering standards for everyone.

    Elite universities, in effect, get away with just such quota-fying, they just hide it by burying it under a mountain of “holistic consideration” and waiving magic wand of “critical mass” over it.

  19. Didn’t Louis L’amour point out the tendency of Latinos to not pay their debts in one of his last novels?

  20. @International Jew

    Brilliant idea! Ft hood shooter. Serena. Rachel Dolezal (sp). Fighting oriental nail ladies vs salty black lady customers.

  21. @International Jew

    Only one man could have done the job justice. Sadly, Ilya Glazunov died last year. I’m sure he would have painted them neck deep in rotting crops, in Hell !

  22. Daniel.I says:

    You know how annoying some people are when they find a way to insert they monomania into every possible issue ?

    That’s you, Steve.

    First off, there’s something called “stickiness”. As in “sticky wages”.

    There’s another thing called “inflation targeting”.

    And a third thing called “supply shock”.

    You combine those three and you get a recession. No coloreds necessary. Only Stone Age neural hardware, asked to cope with evolutionarily novel tasks.

    And if you’re gonna spout Austrian economics at me, you’re even dumber than I thought.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @ben tillman
  23. The big role of the Diversity movement in the US financial crash is almost never mentioned in the economics literature. There are a huge number of research papers looking at the causes of the 2008 crash from every conceivable angle, except that obvious one. Of course it is not the only cause of the crash, but examined objectively it is a major cause. But somehow the mainstream research literature censors that major contributing factor out of the history. I think many economists are aware of the role of government-pushed Diversity lending, but economists try not to think about it, and certainly are careful not to mention it in print.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  24. JackOH says:

    Darned thing is the diversity racket Steve writes about gives the appearance, to me at least, of America’s 21st century sludgy bureaucratic regulatory apparatus used to encourage the payment of old-fashioned 18th century tribute to America’s internal Barbary pirates.

    I think it may have been Thomas Kuhn, the paradigm shift guy, who suggested (I think-not sure) that progress in the ordering of human relations was once expected in some quarters. Perfectibility of man, all that. One element of Karl Marx’s appeal, of course, was his scientific view of history in the eyes of his admirers. Doesn’t look to me like we’re getting all that perfectible, that’s for sure. Just racket after racket covered by political gibberish.

  25. WHAT says:
    @simon's blood

    So, koreans have successfully defended their lives and property and we should learn from them.

  26. This seems an appropriate coda Steve-san:

    Instead, the hawkish conservative may be remembered for a quiet social revolution that shifted the fabric of the country. Abe’s administration has opened up one of the world’s most closed-off nations to foreign talent, while also changing employment rules — including those that will allow Japanese people to retire older than anywhere else in the world.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cover-Story/Shinzo-Abe-s-quiet-social-revolution

    The Japanese will see the light, eventually.

  27. TTSSYF says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    I think it was Florence King who wrote something like, “Diversity showed up on our doorstep one morning, un-parented, squalling, and demanding that we worship it.”

  28. TTSSYF says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “Fifty-seven states.” “10,000 killed in a recent tornado.” “Corpsman.”

  29. TTSSYF says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    While I agree with most of what you wrote, I’m not sure I would call such behavior by Whites as cowardly. As you mentioned in the prior paragraph, if we say the wrong thing, we’ll get fired and lose our life’s work very quickly. It’s hard to ask people to make such sacrifices individually in a fight against a global movement. Things have to get much, much worse, to the point where politically correct speech is jettisoned as a matter of survival.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  30. @JohnnyWalker123

    Create incentives to accept ideology, and you’ll notice an explosion of believers overnight. Create incentives to abandon an ideology (such as loss of job and social reputation), and you’ll notice people flee an ideology overnight.

    Yes. Our areas of control are extremely limited but within them we must do this.

    Tax policy to favor marriage in general and husbands in particular is the only nationwide thing I can think of that’s feasible right now.

    Who’s got more ideas?

  31. @International Jew

    You forgot the Hillcrest Country Club. That could be the background.

    Better still, paint it on the Hillcrest Country Club.

  32. @PiltdownMan

    Dom/sub

    Or dd/lg if you’re kinky

  33. Yeah, a Steve Sailer mural – Fred Reed could surely name a few artists. Wonderful. International Jew – your list is great! I’d like to add Alicia Machado just to lighten the picture up a bit.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  34. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Once you’re not a kid anymore, you read SCOTUS opinions and see that they’re really just that: opinions. Some are a bit more well-supported than others, but some are simply judges saying ‘This Is What I Want.. And So It Shall Be.’

    • Agree: ben tillman
  35. Jake says:

    “… which might suggest that a little diversity, but not too much, could be optimal.”

    Just like the diversity of a dozen and then two dozen white Christian nationalities/ ethnicities is good diversity, while black causes great trouble, as does Jewish.

  36. Coemgen says:

    Diversity [in our enemies] is our [we globalists] strength.

    Should always be followed with an emphatic Globalism Uber Alles!

    Next to determine: which utterance will be on the sign hanging above the entrance to the basket of deplorables.

  37. Bugg says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    So we can blame….Quayle’s brain at the time, BILL KRISTOL! One more item in his debit ledger.

    • Agree: Malcolm X-Lax
  38. Bugg says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If you are a white guy, you do not get invited to the diversity conferences. Rather you stay in the office and do the work of all the wonderfully diverse types who get a midweek drunkfest in a tropical locale paid for by corporate. Indeed , diversity is our…excuse for the right people to skip work and party on The Man’s credit card while somebody else less diverse does their work.

    • Agree: jim jones
  39. Dan Quayle also said he’d rather play golf than have sex.

  40. OT:
    HuffPost: ‘The Tonight Show’ Cancels Norm Macdonald Appearance Over Controversial Comments.

    Netflix bought the rights to Norm’s video podcast about a year ago – first episode of the new season is supposed to air in November. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if his show survives this onslaught.

    • Replies: @larry lurker
  41. snorlax says:
    @International Jew

    Don’t forget Haven Monahan!

    • Replies: @tyrone
  42. Arclight says:

    There are still plenty of leftist commentators who advocate for increasing home ownership for lower income and minority households – the Atlantic is all in on the redlining explanation for black poverty and seems to implicitly support the idea that everyone, no matter their means or level of economic security/stability, should own a home. That’s definitely not a popular idea in the affordable housing industry, but the former group has the bullhorn.

    Same thing on Obama’s affirmatively furthering fair housing initiative – lots of advocacy organizations came out in favor of it because they love the idea of sticking it to moderately successful whites by plopping affordable housing down in their communities. However, most developers were lukewarm at best – it would be challenging to achieve under the best of circumstances because it’s hard to make these projects pencil out with the land prices associated with prime real estate (to say nothing of getting the property entitled), and moving people to areas where they don’t have easy access to supportive services, transportation, and social networks is not a recipe for success. The problems many of these people have is not that they don’t live in an upper class suburb, it’s the decisions they make in their lives when it comes to work, saving, and personal relationships.

    Anyway, our strength was poaching high-level talent from wherever we can get it – not just blanket admissions of anyone with an exotic surname.

  43. @JohnnyWalker123

    “Perhaps, not surprisingly, almost all Americans are pro-diversity (at least in public settings). Perhap, not surprisingly, you don’t see too many people advocating white racialism.”

    There is another alternative. It was the norm not long ago.

  44. anon[109] • Disclaimer says:

    The ultimate indictment of diversity: design by committee

  45. @Anonymous

    When you push the brake pedal of your car, you move a piston in the master cylinder which through hydraulic pressure activates the slave cylinder that is situated at each wheel. The (piston in the) slave cylinder is mechanically linked to your brake pads etc.

    What’s next?

  46. Jake says:

    “After all, how could diversity, the font of all that is good, cause anything bad? If something bad happens, the only conceivable response must be: More diversity, please!”

    Another Economic Plan fails in the USSR. What do the citizens do? They all demand to have more Marxist-Leninist-Stalinism, because that eternal good never changes.

    We are as stupidly and suicidally eyeball-deep in anti-reality as the USSR at its worst.

    • Replies: @Flip
  47. Anonymous[266] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew


    Ali Wong
    Tom Wolfe
    Graham Fuller
    Malcolm Gladwell
    Martine Rothblatt
    Elizabeth Holmes…

  48. Dan Quayle. Nice.

    That shark’s not going to jump itself after all.

    • Agree: bomag
  49. From the perspective of the rulers of an empire, diversity is their strength, i. e. the means by which they keep their subject peoples conquered. It’s just not the strength of said peoples.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  50. eric says:

    Very readable take on the insidious effect of diversity in mortgage crisis by Stan Liebowitz.

    http://www.independent.org/pdf/policy_reports/2008-10-03-trainwreck.pdf

  51. Barnard says:

    Sallie Krawcheck: diversity could have helped avoid the crisis – CBS

    The fact that Sallie was the most overpaid employee in the history of Wall Street, with the possible exception of her former boss Chuck Prince also may have contributed. Pandit offered to move her to another position in the organization and she declined it. For what it is worth, I don’t think her idea of using some of the taxpayer bailout Citi received to issue refunds to high net worth clients that Smith Barney brokers lied to would have been a good PR move.

  52. Trevor H. says:

    It’s no accident that TPTB along with their wholly-owned subsidiary the MSM are doing everything they can to whip up a frenzy of race hatred in this country right now.

    Not only do they enjoy the strife for its own sake, and perceive an advantage in it, but they are livid that there was much more violence during their Obama administration than there is during our Trump administration.

    This will not stand! So they say.

  53. @Reg Cæsar

    Jim Steinman and Paul Westerberg and Tom Petty were prescient, weren’t they, with their “rebel without a clue”.

    Movie dialogue from The Wild One:

    What are you rebelling against?

    What have you got?

    Dan Quayle is a wispy WASP globalizer money-grubber baby boomer rat who is fully on board with the American Empire’s plot to destroy the United States using mass immigration as a demographic weapon.

    Dan Quayle and the rest of the nation-wrecking ruling class of the American Empire are rebelling against United States national sovereignty and United States ancestral integrity.

    They must have grabbed every demonic rodent possible and shoved them aboard the Mayflower, Dan Quayle’s ancestors included.

    Has anyone ever heard of anything patriotic or good coming from one of those pissant, money-grubbing Puritans who pranced down the gangplank of the Mayflower?

    The answer to 1984 is 1066.

  54. bomag says:
    @International Jew

    I’m thinking a deck of cards: there could be individuals like Stephen J. Gould or Malcolm Gladwell, along with pastiches representing men with gold chains or African demographics.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  55. @JohnnyWalker123

    Johnny, I’m shocked. Quayle didn’t make that mistake, the teacher did. He covered for her.

    He stood up for a union member, and you denigrate him for not embarrassing her in public.

  56. Anonymous[112] • Disclaimer says:

    I recall Ross Perot saying exactly this in the same era as a presidential candidate.

    Here he is in the Washington Post in 1988: “Being a melting pot for diverse cultures and heritages has always been one of America’s greatest strengths. ”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1988/11/20/wake-up-america/b776c1ae-28a5-4095-a8ee-dde310056e9a/?utm_term=.c697400b53fc

  57. bomag says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    the goal of achieving a diverse student body

    This was in service to placating Blacks and their demands from the civil rights era.

    Things haven’t turned out so well, so now it is time to wonder, “how long will this go on? Do we wake up and retrench? Or just ride it to the collapse when people with more sense from somewhere else take over?”

  58. Paul says:

    The problem was also no-doc loans, low-doc loans, and liar loans. Lenders were bundling risky loans and selling them off in the secondary market — leaving the buyers holding the bag.

    • Replies: @Flip
  59. @International Jew

    John Podhoretz (in Hugh Glass frontier dress) starring in The Reprllent
    Talcum X
    They the Spree Murderer

    • Replies: @Lugash
  60. @Arclight

    There are still plenty of leftist commentators who advocate for increasing home ownership for lower income and minority households – the Atlantic is all in on the redlining explanation for black poverty and seems to implicitly support the idea that everyone, no matter their means or level of economic security/stability, should own a home. That’s definitely not a popular idea in the affordable housing industry, but the former group has the bullhorn.

    I have some experience with lower end residential foreclosures coming out of the 2007 banking crisis.

    My observation is that these people simply don’t have a working understanding of the concept of home ownership and the financial obligations that come with it.

    They really do seem to think that the house belongs to them the day they move in, and that efforts to collect the acquisition debt is at best a kind of homework that you can blow off until the final, or a form of unjust harassment. I’m talking about people who may have made 3 or 4 mortgage payments.

    There’s a time preference aspect to defaults versus successful home ownership. As usual, the old way (ensuring that people had a significant period of demonstrated credit-worthiness, income, and skin in the game) was best. You can’t reverse engineer responsibility.

    • Replies: @Arclight
    , @Simply Simon
  61. Arclight says:
    @Alec Leamas

    I have a lot of experience with affordable housing, and it’s simply a fact that a huge percentage of lower income people tend to make poor decisions when it comes to money…stuff like quitting jobs because they don’t like their supervisor, or feel entitled to better pay, or just don’t show up on time; using any windfall they receive as a reason to blow it on that big screen TV they always wanted rather than saving it; buying cars they really can’t afford on a 10 year loan at 12% interest, viewing nice clothing and every cable channel as essential household items. Inevitably they end up short on money and credit and stiff someone, and usually it’s either the utility company and/or their landlord. Even many who try not to screw up have inconsistent hours or employment so they never have a steady stream of income month-to-month to use as a baseline.

    And as you mention, they don’t really understand what homeownership means – property taxes, maintenance costs, and so on. I also find it kind of bizarre how people advocate for low income people to own property when the places they can afford to live are often areas that see little to no annual appreciation. Think of all the homeowners in Ferguson, MO who saw what equity they had completely wiped out when members of their community decided to stage ‘mostly peaceful’ protests.

    It’s ridiculous, but I long ago realized that the left cares far more about how conceptually nice their policies sound than how they actually work out.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  62. @27 year old

    Far more effective at encouraging marriage than anything taxes may achieve would be reform of the law so that, absent abuse (proven by a criminal court with a jury of one’s peers, not merely alleged and believed by an egotistic judge in so-called family courts) divorce results in joint custody of children rather than nearly invariable maternal custody and financial enslavement by fathers to mothers who incite parental alienation. Furthermore, any and all support for children of
    divorce should be proportionate to the time (fifty per cent!) spent with the parent drawing support and be indexed to the actual costs of childrearing instead of the income of either parent. Not only would this encourage marriage and fatherhood, it would do so by dramatically decreasing frivorce.

    Of course, it’s all about as likely as the Big Rock-Candy Mountain in the F.U.S.A.

  63. Lugash says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Bruce Jenner. Omar Mateen’s father. Angelo Mozilo.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  64. “In summary…”

    Steve, someone tampered with your Takimag post.

  65. Jack D says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    I don’t know the precise history but I would guess that Powell himself didn’t invent the diversity pretext for affirmative action. Rather it would have been presented in one (0r more) of the supporting briefs or otherwise in the record and Powell just picked up that ball and ran with it. But there’s no question that no one ever talked about “diversity” before Bakke – there would have been some other euphemism (I forget what). Bakke is the ground zero of “diversity”.

    It’s important to understand that “diversity” doesn’t really mean “diversity”, it’s just another euphemism for “Negro” or NAM. Because the object that underlies the label “Negro”, like ” mentally retarded person”, is undesirable, it is necessary to keep inventing new polite euphemisms for Negro (and retard) as the old ones become popular terms of insult. Eventually the new polite term itself becomes an insult or a joke and you have to come up with a new polite term. “Diversity” is approaching its sell-by date.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  66. In fairness to Dan Quayle (who had a very good reputation as a senator), I thought along similar lines back in 1992. A lot of opinions change in 26 years, and I now freely confess error in the point of view that I held then. What does Dan Quayle think today?

  67. tyrone says:
    @snorlax

    And his polar opposite Crystal Mangum!

  68. Those Hispanic foreclosure rates are startling. Has Ron Unz, who argued a low Hispanic crime rate, written anything about this? It is just as damaging as crime, maybe more.

    I ask as someone who has witnessed small-time attempted bank fraud on the part of Mexicans, and as a husband whose wife was t-boned by a Mexican immigrant who ran a red light while driving with a suspended license.

  69. Mike1 says:

    Your point that Hispanics bought far more expensive houses finally solves a puzzle on default rates from that period. In my experience black people default at a far higher rate than Hispanics so this never made sense to me.
    A huge number of the loans were sneaky garbage. I had someone with an engineering degree tell me I was stupid because I let them know their mortgage rate definitely was not 1% for thirty years. The person knew without question that I was wrong. They were sold the loan by a trusted family friend in their ethnic community.
    If Hispanics faced loan resets on far higher loan amounts the default rates do make sense. A mortgage doubling from $400.00 per month to $800.00 is very different from one doubling from $2,000.00 to $4,000.00 per month.

  70. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:

    Where a Communist Mayor is exposed as just another neoliberal shill

    In an interview with eldiario.es, the Madrid mayoress said she did not understand why anyone would be opposed to open borders, telling the liberal-left online newspaper that migration objectively enriches the rest of the community.

    “We see that Social Security contributions go up when there are new groups of workers because they do not subtract, they add,” she said, adding that “while it is said [migrants] ‘are coming to take our jobs’”, the reality is that newcomers “often have more skills or are more willing to work” than Spaniards.

    https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/09/12/madrid-mayor-illegal-immigrants-heroes/

    It took 700 years to remove Islamist tyranny from Spain the first time…

  71. MarkinLA says:
    @Arclight

    Is it stupid to go from paying 1500 a month (with average 5% a year increases) to “buying” a house where your interest is 2% a year for the first five years and your mortgage payment is 1000 a month (with the interest tax deduction around 500 a month) taxes at 250 a month (and deductable) and insurance at 75 dollars a month?

    Knowing you are going to be foreclosed in 5 and 1/2 years (and the last half year is rent free), why would you keep the place up?

    Who is more stupid, the buyer or the bank?

  72. MarkinLA says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    When I got my insurance increase from GEICO to 1250 from 720 every six months, I was told that we have had a large increase in insurance losses. Mexicans getting illegal alien drivers licenses only pay the first months car insurance to get their tags. The state of California does nothing but send a letter telling the driver his license is suspended. The state doesn’t even impound their cars anymore.

    Giving the illegals drivers licenses was supposed to make insurance cheaper since they would be licensed and insured. As usual, it just opoened the floodgates to more illegal drivers.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
  73. @Arclight

    The problems many of these people have is not that they don’t live in an upper class suburb, it’s the decisions they make in their lives when it comes to work, saving, and personal relationships.

    They also have to deal with significant theft in their run-down neighborhoods. There are worthless relatives that expect help, people who make them promises and then flake, crises that erupt continuously. Their problems seem to snowball and overwhelm the little stuff in life like paying the bills. I’m watching this happen personally with two families in our lives. Sometimes they need short term loans to make it through a problem, and they pay it back reliably. (Yes, we’ve made those loans). But owning a home and paying a mortgage and insurance is just not something they can handle.

    Why is this so hard for liberals to understand?

  74. Marat says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Interesting history on Quayle Jr’s adventures in Arizona. The Quayle family is part of the Pulliam publishing dynasty and in recent decades, Gannett.

    Note to self: It’s certainly helpful to own the local newspaper when running for office! (Indianapolis Star for Sr and Arizona Republic for Jr)

  75. Lot says:

    America’s most impressive WOC:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Su

    Took a failing AMD with a 2.7 stock price to above 30.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  76. Hispanics tend to do better paying cash which helps them stay within their means. The underlying problem may be that they’re easily manipulated into taking on loans which they can’t afford. Interesting though, the astronomical difference between homes that Hispanics usually own and the ginormous near mansions they thought to buy with subprime loans. Outright greed was a major feature of the housing bubble from both directions, lender and buyer. Perhaps a renaissance of 50s matchbox houses would’ve saved us all a lot of hassle.

    Why are Hispanics so greedy? The fiends!

  77. @Lot

    Dr. Lisa Su is an extremely impressive woman with a terrific track record as an engineer, manager, and now executive.

    AMD’s current CPUs are far better value than Intel.

    I am enjoying their stock and its tasty options chain as well.

  78. @Jack D

    Diversity really means the Coudenhove-Kalergi ideal – same caramel skin, dark chocolate eyes, wiry/coarse dark brown hair, 80 IQ, and authoritarian system for all the plebes.

    In other words, your typical North African Arab.

    The Algerian model of government and society also appears to jibe with elite aims.

  79. Rob McX says:

    We could think up a few equivalents to this famous maxim.

    Diabetics: Processed carbohydrates are our strength.

    Alcoholics: Paint thinner is our strength.

  80. @PiltdownMan

    I own two camera flash units. How am I supposed to refer to them now?

    You can call ‘em slaves, and when someone woke objects, you can say “Fine. I’ll call them FUs–for flash units.”

  81. You can have diverse societies. You can have egalitarian societies.

    You can’t have both at once. There’s never been a case.

  82. istevefan says:

    As far as I can tell, the now-sacred cliché that “Diversity is our strength” traces back to a spring 1992 speech made by Vice President Dan Quayle about a trip he made to Japan during the Rodney King black vs. Korean riots:

    In 1991, a Japanese professor named Yuji Aida wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune entitled Melting-pot Meltdown In The U.S.

    Today, non-white groups are challenging the traditional order. Within the next 100 years, and probably much sooner, most Americans will be people of color. For the first time since the United States came into being, Caucasians will be a minority. Illiteracy may become widespread, and many Americans will not speak standard English.

    Japan, too, faces major changes. A graying economic superpower, it may be a society of old people by the early 21st Century. Because of our low birth rate, we might have to admit more foreign workers, skilled and unskilled, to provide basic services and keep the factories running. But these problems pale in comparison with the upheaval threatened by America`s demographic evolution. Do blacks and Hispanics, for instance, have the skills and knowledge to run an advanced industrial economy? If the answer is yes, America will maintain its vitality through the next century and beyond. But I`m skeptical. Consider black Africa, for example. Struggling against outside pressures to forge independent nation-states from different tribal cultures, the region is plagued by poverty, political instability and other serious problems. Former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America have also failed to create viable high-tech societies. Iberian and African cultural traits seem to impede industrialization.

    A week later an irate Latino wrote a response in the same paper entitled Minority Workers.

    Contrary to his skepticism about the emerging minority workforce`s ability to keep America afloat, we firmly believe that Hispanics and other minorities are advancing excellence in the American workplace. Our heightening preparation and skills and our consistent hard work are helping America meet the challenge of sustaining its competitive advantage in the world market. We are helping America build a world-class workforce.

    Our commitment to bring excellence to the American economy is supported by our population growth. Hispanics will remain a vital part of this economy. Our solid values and our desire to excel uniquely prepare us, contrary to Mr. Aida`s thinking, to meet the American demand and need for talented, specialized human resources and for a diverse base of knowledge.

    Both articles are rather short. But it seems like Mr. Aida’s was more prophetic.

  83. @South Texas Guy

    I’d forgotten that Dan Quayle said that. And he wasn’t even forced into a position to be forced to say it.

    Probably came from Peggy Noonan’s mine of instant slogans. Remember “thousand points of light”?

  84. black sea says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Dan Quayle also said he’d rather play golf than have sex.

    When I was college student I had a friend who said the same thing about downhill skiing. I sort of chuckled. He looked at me soberly and said, “No, I’m not kidding.”

    Maybe Quayle should’ve tried skiing.

    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
    , @Fred Boynton
  85. Cortes says:

    Seems like the Negritude movement is doing quite well for one French college…

    https://www.rt.com/news/438301-french-art-school-black/

  86. Pat Boyle says:
    @Anonymous

    How long before the language police get to the hardware store and notice with horror all the male and female named items? How much longer can we allow screws to exist?

    • Replies: @Pontius
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  87. @istevefan

    Aida’s makes an argument (that a majority black and hispanic society likely will struggle) which he supports (by noting that majority black and hispanic societies have mostly failed which he attributes to cultural traits).

    The Latin guy does not make an argument, he merely makes assertions (“we firmly believe…” and “Hispanics will remain a vital part of this economy”).

  88. @MarkinLA

    Is it stupid to go from paying 1500 a month (with average 5% a year increases) to “buying” a house where your interest is 2% a year for the first five years and your mortgage payment is 1000 a month (with the interest tax deduction around 500 a month) taxes at 250 a month (and deductable) and insurance at 75 dollars a month?

    Knowing you are going to be foreclosed in 5 and 1/2 years (and the last half year is rent free), why would you keep the place up?

    Who is more stupid, the buyer or the bank?

    I think the point being made is that the Bank isn’t allowed not to be stupid. Because the government and its regulators pretend that people of all shades who have not demonstrated creditworthiness will suddenly become creditworthy when there is a title with their names on it, the Banks have to pretend along as well.

    It’s not just the CRA which is often cited as the reason for foolish lending to minority borrowers. It’s the regulators who pressure the Banks to lend in low income areas. It’s the regulators who pressured Banks to abandon former marks of creditworthiness (80/20).

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  89. Pat Boyle says:
    @South Texas Guy

    The Japanese are polite. When they spoke of homogeneous society they probably meant a society in which all members were of a single high IQ race. In other contexts Japanese leaders have expressed optimism over an economic competition with the US because they were not burdened with the low IQ black component.

    Quayle should have re-coded and interpreted their question properly. If he had it still would have been unlikely he would have said “We are smarter because we have so many stupid citizens”.

    Or maybe that’s just what he would have said. He wasn’t all that sharp after all.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  90. Achilles says:
    @Anonymous

    From that article:

    Like other open source communities, Python’s minders have been asked whether they really want to continue using the terms “master” and “slave” to describe technical operations and relationships, given that the words remind some people of America’s peculiar institution, a historical legacy that fires political passions to this day.

    What a great success! History has finally been updated to confine slavery to the USA!

    All the slaves throughout history in the Roman empire, in the Muslim empire, in the Caribbean, in Brazil, even recently in Sudan, have been freed!

    Thank God almighty, they are free at last!

  91. My absolute favorite Dan Quayle malapropism of all time is his mangling of the United Negro College Fund motto.

    “When you take the UNCF model that, what a waste it is to lose one’s mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful, how true that is.”

    Speech to the United Negro College Fund (9 May 1989), mangling the Fund’s slogan “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

  92. Pat Boyle says:
    @black sea

    I’ll have to check my copy of “On the Origin of Species” but I think that Darwin had something to say about the long term prospects for people who prefer skiing to sex.

  93. bjondo says:
    @International Jew

    All the Kagans decorating sewer walls.
    ‘Course they would be knee deep in something else.

  94. @JohnnyWalker123

    Incentives matter a lot, especially economic incentives. Create incentives to accept ideology, and you’ll notice an explosion of believers overnight. Create incentives to abandon an ideology (such as loss of job and social reputation), and you’ll notice people flee an ideology overnight.

    JW, excellent comment. Your points on careerism, social approval and cowardice–spot on.

    However, on this

    Very few whites are “guilt ridden” or “empathetic.” The majority of Whites are just careerist and cowardly.

    I will say that NW European gentiles actually do have the world’s highest levels of affective empathy.

    This is an outgrowth of our particular evolutionary history. Basically it’s the “i’ll help with your harvest, you help with mine” effect building cooperation, under Christianity where the Church worked against cousin marriage and tribalism, and essentially everyone (Jews excepted) were weakly related distant family and potential future family. It’s one of the reasons that NW Europeans were relatively successful building nations at scale and when they did that those nations were powerful.(HBD chick has written a bunch about this, including components like manorialism.)

    My point here is that underlying all the social, political and cultural elements that have led to this Crisis of the West, is the reality that Westerners–gentiles–really are highly empathetic and susceptible to extending empathy to non-deserving, exploitive foreigners because our mental hardware is not tribal but rather evolved for a world where all our neighbors–everyone we meet–is part of our national extended-family.

  95. @black sea

    I know golfers like that. I seem to recall famous baseball players talking like that about home runs. Presumably other athletes, both professional and amateur, have their own version of the saying and non-athletes have their own hobbies and activities as well.

  96. @Peter Johnson

    Peter Brimelow wrote an article in National Review in 1993 that talked about how the Boston Federal Reserve Bank did a study that led a few boobs at the Boston Fed to conclude that shady racist bankers were discriminating against non-Whites.

    Brimelow 1993:

    And it’s not going to be easy to stop. Late last year, the Wall Street Journal’s news pages carried five campaigning stories in eight weeks alleging that residential mortgage lenders were discriminating against minorities. The Journal’s evidence, raw rejection rates, was essentially worthless because it took no account of standard credit considerations like net worth and income.

    But then the Journal reported a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston study of a sample of mortgage applications that did correct for these criteria. And it found minorities were still rejected at a (slightly) higher rate. This difference, the Boston Fed concluded, could only be due to racism. [Mortgage lending in Boston: Interpreting HMDA data (Working Paper 92-7)]

    Tweet from 2014:

    Tweet from 2015:

  97. Dtbb says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Hispanic default rates were because of loss of construction and related jobs. Here in florida after 2008 there was literally 0 new construction for years.

  98. EdwardM says:

    The Founding Fathers had the right take on diversity. Under the Constitution, the most powerful institution in government was supposed to be the House of Representatives, because it was truly diverse — with free white men from rich, poor, urban, rural, compact, sprawling, old-line, and frontier districts hashing it out from some basis of common values and culture. Of course now, Congress is much less diverse as it’s become far more Diverse.

  99. @Rob McX

    Viktor Orban better tell those Stalinist assholes who run the evil EU that he won’t let Hungary be badgered by any Bela Kun-type bullshit from the sovereignty-sapping tyrants at the EU.

    Italy will be the nation that defends nation-state sovereignty in Europe by killing the evil EU.

    Matteo Salvini is going to undermine the European Central Bank and that will be enough to finally kill the prison house of nations called the “European Union.”

    Matteo Salvini is loved by the Italian people for putting the interests of Italians ahead of the interests of foreigners. Salvini knows he has to kill the European Central Bank to restore full Italian sovereignty.

    Matteo Salvini ain’t stupid enough to squawk about the occupation of Italy by the American Empire. The American Empire will be out of Europe within a decade anyway, Salvini doesn’t need to rush it.

  100. Flip says:
    @Jake

    Yes. When a government policy fails, they double down. When a business policy fails, management reassesses lest the company fail. There’s a lack of a feedback loop with government since it relies on force rather than making customers happy.

  101. Flip says:
    @Paul

    Borrowers should have to put down a material down payment so they have something to lose if they stop paying. This is a wisdom of the ages.

  102. Flip says:
    @Autochthon

    So how does joint custody work financially? Does the mother get no money from the father then?

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @Anon
  103. Pat Boyle says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Actually spelling ability doesn’t correlate with IQ very highly. It just doesn’t.

    OTOH verbal fluidity is typically taken to show high intelligence. It’s not how smoothly and quickly you speak but rather what you say and what words you use. Bill Buckley had a big vocabulary and a deep intelect but spoke hesitantly.

    Quayle wasn’t that bright. Like many not too sharp politicians he had a smart staff. There have been several politicians much dumber than Quayle. Strom Thurman was called “Stupid Strom”. His brainpower didn’t seem to harm his elect-ability. Nixon was smart and Ford was quite slow. But history will favor Nixon. Like-ability trumps real-ability for public office.

    Obama speaks very smoothly but has a small vocabulary, never seems to have read anything and probably can’t do long division. He hides his school grades and test scores but has convinced millions that he’s a genius because he speaks so smoothly.

    In blog commenting and dating site conversing poor spelling marks you as a total boob. Of course if you persist is making spelling mistakes in a medium that supplies a spell checker – you probably are a boob.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  104. Not quite OT: NYT article on foreign-born soldiers in WW1 badly misrepresents the ethnic diversity of the USA in the early 20th century.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/opinion/how-hyphenated-americans-won-world-war-i.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    The guy says:

    “Thanks to a wave of immigration, the United States had changed significantly at the turn of the 20th century, going from a nation whose ancestry was 60 percent British and 35 percent German at the start of the Civil War into a turbulent “melting pot” in time for the Great War: 11 percent British, 20 percent German, 30 percent Italian and Hispanic and 34 percent Slavic.”

    This is false. The author or his editor appears to have (unintentionally?) conflated the area of origin of new immigrants with the ancestry of the American population as a whole. Italians, for instance, were never anywhere near 30 percent of the population (more like a third of that at their peak).

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  105. @Buzz Mohawk

    Surely that depends on who you’re playing golf with.

  106. @Autochthon

    Far more effective at encouraging marriage than anything taxes may achieve would be reform of the law so that, absent abuse (proven by a criminal court with a jury of one’s peers, not merely alleged and believed by an egotistic judge in so-called family courts) divorce results in joint custody of children rather than nearly invariable maternal custody and financial enslavement by fathers to mothers who incite parental alienation.

    Exactly. Well said Authchthon.

    This is precisely the “fix” that’s needed on the marriage front.

    The social stigmas are essentially gone–or minimal–around divorce. But our divorce regime–despite all the “equality” nonsense–acts like women are the “injured party”, need compensation for their lost virtue (LOL) and have title to their children.

    This change would reign in female misbehavior and lead to more stable marriages. Not subject to legal terror young men might be more willing to enter into marriage, and this would increase marriage rates and lower age of marriage and improve fertility rates–all desirable for conservatives and nationalists.

    My take is that unlike most things on my conservative/nationalist wish list, a joint-custody default is possible. It is the natural legal order if people really believe in “equality” and people think “gender” is “socially constructed” and malleable. So ironically, all the homosexual and “transgender” looniness the left has cooked up can be harnessed by conservatives to make a change that would reinforce and strength traditional marriages.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  107. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lugash

    Brilliant idea, especially if you then make prints and sell them for the Golf Fund.

  108. Great piece.

    One pattern I have noticed is that the companies that behave in an incredibly naive way vis-a-vis diversity tend to come from places that are not very diverse. Specifically, the Pacific Northwest. Lots of people in these places have very little real-world experience with diversity, and the few blacks that they interact with tend to be the talented tenth who moved in from other parts of the country. Hence, they lack common sense in these matters.

    Examples:

    Starbucks (HQ Seattle); Howard Schultz decides to make the chain into a public restroom for homeless black people

    WaMu: as you pointed out, appeared to actually believe that minorities would honor their mortgage obligations, went completely under

    Nike (HQ Portland, OR, whitest city in the country): Got rich promoting negro worship by whites, now pushing that strategy far past the point of diminishing returns with the Kapaernick stuff.

    Microsoft: Founder gets rich and decides to spend his fortune aiding and abetting the African population explosion, thinking that if they just give them mosquito nets they’ll be coding in visual basic and having 2.1 children in no time.

    Bezos seems to the the only one with an ounce of common sense in the whole group.

  109. @jim jones

    Don’t tell the WASP Puritans that 1620 is a few years after 1607.

    Virginia Company guys sitting around drinking ale without much business to conduct and the Puritans walk in saying they’re tired of Holland and want to make more money and they need some loot for re-settlement to the New World colony of England. Virginia Company guys say that’s great and they’ll work out something about religion to make sure the Virginia Company Puritans don’t start a bad precedent back in England. Sounds like a Thomas Pynchon novel.

    The New England settlers were heading for Virginia originally, and then somehow landed 600 miles or so to the North.

    Ron Paul likes to talk about a Letter of Marque system to privately deal with pirates on the oceans and seas. Drake had the same from some King or Queen and the Virginia Company had something of the same for settlement and colonization.

    LOOT and money-grubbing were always paramount with Puritans, not religion.

  110. anon[390] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s one thing to promote the myth of a diversity to smooth over the diversity we are stuck with. But to actually believe it literally? And then to compound the problems you are trying to live with. It’s not a problem, its an opportunity? Its a problem stupid.

  111. @istevefan

    we firmly believe that Hispanics and other minorities are advancing excellence in the American workplace. Our heightening preparation and skills and our consistent hard work are helping

    LMFAO

    I can everyone that, save for some Asians, the complete opposite is true.

  112. eah says:

  113. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    I will say that NW European gentiles actually do have the world’s highest levels of affective empathy.

    Leftists never cease to accuse us of lacking empathy, their moralizing has worked a great deal on our professional class.

    At the same time, our society is based on “rational-legal authority” that is being increasingly displaced by pure majoritarianism. The left is willing to abandon its core concepts such as free speech, skepticism of corporate oligarchy, and meritocracy in order to punish the heretics like us. They are quite fearful of losing their power, witness the brutality exacted on Breitbart. At the same time it is foolish of us to depend on platforms owned and operated by our enemies, and expect to hide behind the shield of “civil rights” which was never intended by the legislature and the courts to benefit white conservatives.

    It’s also foolish for us to continue with the line of argument that the Right is society’s wealth producers. The bulk of our votes come from the retired. We are fighting for self-determination, not for a dominant minority of white techno-liberals.

  114. utu says:

    Mr. Sailer’s lesson from Santayana: Providing better security for the crown princes will make world wars less likely. Ten year and he still has no clue.

  115. @AnotherDad

    It’s one of the reasons that NW Europeans were relatively successful building nations at scale and when they did that those nations were powerful.(HBD chick has written a bunch about this, including components like manorialism.)

    My point here is that underlying all the social, political and cultural elements that have led to this Crisis of the West, is the reality that Westerners–gentiles–really are highly empathetic and susceptible to extending empathy to non-deserving, exploitive foreigners because our mental hardware is not tribal but rather evolved for a world where all our neighbors–everyone we meet–is part of our national extended-family.

    I am so sick of this mawkish sentimentality of “Oh look at us, we’re so holy and wonderful because we have so much empathy for foreigners we’re sure to go to heaven as the elect” when in fact NW Europeans just want to use foreigners to screw their neighbors. That’s really what the history of NW Europeans has been. Whether it’s been one set of Brits inviting the Saxons to help them screw their neighbors or the Brits/Saxons/Scots/Irish later repeatedly teaming up with Vikings to screw their neighbors or what became Southern France inviting the Muslims in to screw their neighbors.

    More recent examples of this include New England Puritans bringing in the Irish and the French from Quebec to work their factories rather than their English brethren. By the way why didn’t they use Indians instead? Oh wait the “oh so holy and empathetic” NW European Puritans had genocided the New England Indians by this time. I won’t go through every subsequent immigrant group because I will hope you get my point by now.

    This whole thing about NW Europeans building nations to scale (as though that’s automatically a good thing) is false too. If we count what has become Germany and the Benelux countries as NW European they only grew as large as they did because of the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars (not some creepy weepy Christian nonsense); before that Belgium, Netherlands and Germany were all composed of small kingdoms and duchies which could much more accurately be called “nations at scale”. What became the large country of France happened because the natives in the south (Gauls? Celts?) kept inviting Muslims to invade and the Franks in the NE understood the threat which resulted in the Germanics conquering to the Pyrenees and Med (but the south got their revenge by becoming the Huguenot stronghold, hmm.. protestantism and Islam – it’s almost like they have something in common, natural allies if you will). Granted Great Britain eventually became what you could call a “nation at scale” although even that took until 1707(?) and I don’t think it involved a lot of empathy for the conquered peoples. Also, I think it’s island geography had a bit to do with it.

    It’s still the same thing today with the NW Europeans ganging up with foreigners to screw their neighbors; it has nothing to do with goodness or empathy, it’s all about power and the joy they get from screwing their neighbors.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  116. @larry lurker

    Somehow I didn’t notice the previous post. What the H?

  117. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    That Japanese op-ed was published in April of ’91. The Japanese bubble popped in the following months of ’91, and the Soviet Union was formally dissolved in December ’91.

    The Coming War with Japan by George Friedman was published in ’91 and was seriously discussed by prominent pundits in major publications.

    The collapse of the Japanese bubble and the demise of the Soviet Union meant that the US no longer faced any challengers to its hegemony, and that American intellectuals just didn’t have to think about all those pesky issues raised in the op-ed.

    Perhaps if the Soviet Union hadn’t collapsed, or if the Japanese hadn’t entered its Lost Decades, the op-ed’s points wouldn’t have been ignored in the ensuing decades in American opinion.

    It was terrible timing, to say the least.

  118. @Autochthon

    Good idea, just make sure you have a strong counter for “only deadbeat loser men care about this, nobody else needs to worry”.

  119. @JohnnyWalker123

    One way to earn some freedom to speak honestly and not submit, is to start saving and investing from a young age, however small the amounts may be at first.

    No, I didn’t do that enough and young enough, either. But we are teaching our children to do so. I don’t want them to be f——-g serfs like most of us wage-slaves (and as your perceptive comment points out, a high-earning person can still be a slave obligated to toe the line).

    The ability to resist, lose a job or promotion or contract, and have plenty of resources to get by for a long time thereafter, now that’s a degree of freeeom.

    Save and save, and invest and invest, if one ever wants to live like a man instead of kissing the ass of people who hate us and disadvantage and discriminate against our children.

  120. @Dieter Kief

    In the corner should be a rendition of Karlin and Martyanov in boxing gloves, pummeling one another.

  121. @JackOH

    “Try imagining some of the more moderate commenters here delivering an informal 20-minute talk in the blandest wet-paper tones on some of the subjects Steve routinely covers here to an audience of nominally well-educated Americans in any affluent suburb.”

    I’m an immoderate commenter, but hows about this:

    ‘Good evening, fellow white people. I’m speaking with you this evening because I want to share with you a groundbreaking discovery I recently made: it’s called a cookbook. It’s a most ingenious device! It contains the ingredients and preparation instructions — these are called recipes — for all our favorite Diverse cuisines. This means we can enjoy the delicious foods brought to us by Diversity without importing the Diverse peoples themselves.’

    I think that covers it. Whenever white people wax orgasmic over Diversity (((TM))), they slobber about muh Mexican taco truck or muh Thai takeout. And….. Well, there’s no and.

    • Replies: @JackOH
    , @anonymous
  122. @Jake

    Exactly right. America was at its best, strongest, most interesting, most creative, most able to call upon diverse talents and viewpoints and proclivities without admitting unassimilable/incompatible people, when we were nearly 90% white and that included white people from every culture in Europe.

    (Says a guy with Northern, Western, Eastern, AND Southern European heritage — me ;)

  123. @Anonymous

    Mostly true when they were almost all from white european cultures. Mostly not true since then.

  124. bomag says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Has Ron Unz, who argued a low Hispanic crime rate, written anything about this?

    Ron isn’t too objective in some cases.

    In my small community, I notice the reported crime rate stays the same. We had an influx of Mexicans in the mid 90s. The cops and courts processed the same number of reports and cases, the particulars just amped up in severity. The rest of us just lived with more property crime and fraud.

  125. @Charles Pewitt

    The Puritans are not Normans, which you seem to be implying by your reference to 1066. The Puritans are almost exclusively from what was called the Danelaw, which is NE England. They are the descendants of the Vikings who had conquered, under the Danish kings, NE England. Puritans were a merchant class rebelling both religiously and politically against the Normans.

    Now onto Dan Quayle. It states here that he is Presbyterian and that his paternal great-grandfather was born on the Isle of Man where the Quayle name originates. As for his maternal side (the side with the money), it says here the dynasty founder was the son of Methodist missionaries. So while he’s descended from non-conformists like the Puritans, I would say he and his family are definitely not Puritans (just basic-bitch Protestants).

  126. @Anon

    “Is there a precise definition of diversity somewhere?”

    Yes.

    Diversity means people of non-European, non-white ancestry.

    100% Diversity is achieved when there is 0% white people.

  127. @AnotherDad

    I think there’s more to it. A century ago the West was, by our modern standards, White Nationalist. Today, the South and East Asians I work with in the Bay Area have been equally hypnotized by the same multicultural agitprop as White Libs. It’s not just Whites anymore.

    It’s instructive to read Haidt (“The Righteous Mind”) and his moral foundations theory. In essence, non-religious, educated Westerners rely primarily on one moral module (care/harm) at the expense of the other 4. This leads to viewing the world through a dichotomy of victim v. oppressor. In addition, the Standard Social Science Model (SSSM) leads to the belief that Blacks are “oppressed” and it’s because of culture – ie White racism (not genetics). This creates greater empathy for the out-group (oppressed minorities) because they are seen as being on the moral side, over the in-group (Anglo America; Western Civ; White males; et al) because they are perceived as perpetuating an immoral system. This also takes on a religious angle since humans are inherently religious. Ergo, Blacks et al are not only oppressed but they become sacred. There’s your victim totem pole.

    I believe this is Western Civilizations self-destruct button: focus on only single one of the five human moral modules + the SSSM + innate religiosity. This results in a unique situation where we hate the in-group and sacralize the out-group. The only way to break this is widespread acceptance of HBD – much as the widespread acceptance of modern science, particularly evolution brought down religion in the West. This is why the the Right needs to focus its energy on HBD. Once racial differences in ability are widely accepted the house of cards will start to fall.

  128. @Anonymous

    I carry no special brief for Perot, but in his defense, “a melting pot for diverse cultures and heritages” certainly implies assimilation, and in that era the general supposition was that “assimilation” was to bourgeois white culture.

    It’s interesting how the public discourse has edged up to this catastrophic and mindless slogan.

    1978 Supreme Court: “diversity in the classroom [is] a compelling state interest”
    Meaning, let’s pretend like something called “diversity” is sought because affirmative action ain’t working and the natives are getting restless.

    1988 Ross Perot: “Being a melting pot for diverse cultures and heritages has always been one of America’s greatest strengths.”
    Meaning, we can square the circle of our multiethnic conundrum by pairing “diverse” heritages with “melting pot” assimilation.

    1992 Dan Quayle: “diversity is our strength.”
    Meaning, I need a snappy comeback to these Japs pointing out our Negro problem, and oops I just created the enemy’s new slogan.

    2018 Everyone to the left of Trump: “Diversity uber alles! And just die already white man!”
    Meaning, diversity uber alles! And just die already white man!

  129. @ThreeCranes

    “When you push the brake pedal of your car, you move a piston in the master cylinder which through hydraulic pressure activates the slave cylinder”

    I propose changing it to the bubba cylinder activates the punk cylinder.

  130. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:
    @SimpleSong

    They also benefit from having one of the only industrial bases that didn’t collapse, that of Boeing. Their white working class wasn’t savaged by globalization, and arguably benefited given the surge in jet orders and the shutdown of the two domestic competitors (LockMart, McDonnellDouglas).

    WA state also doesn’t have an income tax, unlike the top rate of 13% down in California. The rising tide of color will certainly put an end to limited government.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  131. Pontius says:
    @ThreeCranes

    Just don’t mention how they retard your progress.

  132. @SimpleSong

    Good observation.

    Even Angelo Mozilo is a kind of exception that proves the rule here. As chronicled in the the New Yorker article Steve linked, he grew up in the Bronx, which should have inoculated him for life against self-destructive racial virtue signalling, but after a few decades of making Countrywide a successful company by lending almost exclusively to middle and upper-middle class whites, he seems to have undergone a kind of false epiphany in 1992, and he started to believe there was a massive market opportunity in lending to people who had no real income. So he sluiced a trillion or so dollars to people who couldn’t pay it back, and became one of the lead culprits in blowing up the world economy. But he seems to have gotten this do-well-while-doing-good mania only long after removing himself from the diversity he said he wanted to serve.

    I saw a milder version of the same thing in an exec I worked with (also Italian-American by coincidence) who attended a special executive diversity conference and came back a true believer. Fortunately for the world eceonomy, he never achieved the kind of influence Mozilo did. (Also I think Mozilo wasn’t really all that bright or self-reflective: more just a driven super-salesman type who is always looking for the next sale with the same unreflective hunger as a shark searching for the next meal. Once the credit-worthy market was all lent up, stopping selling/eating isn’t an option for the salesman/shark, so he moves on to the un-credit-worthy market. Absent government and Wall Street backing, this would have been a disaster for Countrywide, which with sufficient board oversight could have viably contained the damage, but with the feds and Wall Street backing Mozilo’s mania, it became a global disaster.)

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  133. Pontius says:
    @Pat Boyle

    We had a visiting student engineer working with us short time ago and she was mildly shocked when we routinely referred to male and female connectors.

    “Is this actually what you call them?”

    “Yes, what do they call them in Germany?”

    “We call them inside and outside connectors?”

    Don’t know if this was always the way it was, or if it had to be re-jiggered to avoid offense.

  134. @Clive Beaconsfield

    Even if the NYT reporter weren’t totally innumerate (an all too common affliction of reporters), if he were actually familiar with any WWI history, he would know his story felt wrong. But he is both innumerate and un-historical, as apparently are his editors, so the story ran.

    Also, I wonder how Italian-Americans feel about the NYT lumping them into “30 percent Italian and Hispanic” which is probably 28 points of Italian and 2 points of Hispanic.

  135. @Johann Ricke

    I don’t know if it was Peggy Noonan, but whichever speechwriter it was, the “thousand points of light” slogan was almost certainly lifted from Thomas (not Tom) Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel.

  136. @Almost Missouri

    These crap loans were no skin off Mozilo’s nose. He made his fees and then pushed them off to Wall Street and the Feds. WS bundled them into CDOs and then sold them to investors, including state pension funds, that were chasing higher rates to cover up their contribution shortfalls.

    I remember reading in WaPo in 2006 that 1/3 of the home loans made in Montgomery County, the richest country in Maryland, were interest only, and thinking wtf? Everybody knew this was a house of cards, but they all were making lots of fees and the Feds kept the punch bowl filled.

    Everybody’s hands were dirty, so no one got punished except the taxpayers. And FHA is back to offering loans with just 3.5% down.

  137. Marty says:
    @AnotherDad

    Obviously your point is larger, but you might be interested in a text exchange I had with my sister this morning, in which she wondered why I had to be so political, and couldn’t supply some “empathy.” She had opened with “I f******” hate living in SF.” Turned out her cat had run out, and she didn’t sleep because of flood lights at nearby Target. I said flood lights woukd ‘t be necessary but for black crime, which exploded as resulted of undue “empathy” from folks like her (55-year old deadhead).

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Autochthon
  138. njguy73 says:
    @International Jew

    And of course, the kid who wrote Black Lives Matter 100 times on his college application.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  139. @Flip

    Joint legal and physical custody would mean the child spends half his time with his mother and half with his father. Assuming equal incomes no support is in order. Assuming unequal incomes, the parent with more resources would pay some propirtion amount actually required to wear the child by that parent, rather than a windfall that means the children is adequately supported and the mother is one of the idle rich (or otherwise unjustly enriched). Such systems for paying actual costs for supporting children versus arbitrary percentages of a parent’s income exist in certain European and other nations; several of the Scandinavians use them.

  140. @The Alarmist

    Alarmist, When I saw the video I remembered that George H.W. actually fought against the Japanese in WWII and he was entitled to puke on their Prime Minister.

    • LOL: JMcG
  141. notanon says:
    @Anonymous

    The real *real* tragedy is that our political masters are dumb, foolish, naive and gullible enough to actually *believe* that shit.

    Clinton’s private speeches to the banks (released by wikileaks) showed that the banks are bribing politicians with campaign donations to give them open borders – politicians who refuse don’t get funded.

  142. @SimpleSong

    Bezos went to HS in Miami, lots of vibrant diversity here. Except he went to Palmetto HS which is south, away from the more exciting diversity which is to be found in Liberty City, Overtown, etc.

  143. @Autochthon

    Good comment. I’d also like to see something done about no-fault divorce. As it currently stands ( in states that have it) either party can effectively terminate the marriage contract at any time for any reason, however the division of assets, custody of children, assignment of alimony, etc doesn’t take that into account.

    In what other area of contract law is there no consequence whatsoever for breaking a contract? Not only no consequence, but continue to receive the benefits?

    In a no-fault world, a young man considering marriage has to also consider that he’s entering into a contract with a woman who can cheat on him or leave him at any time, and there where will be zero consequences to her for it. She will get custody of his children, and assuming he’s been the primary breadwinner he will owe her money (half the marital assets), and in many cases he’ll have to continue paying her even after she’s ruined his life.

    Other than not wanting his children to be bastards, there is no reason for a man to get married today.

  144. @International Jew

    …Raj Chetty,
    Occam,
    Tiger Woods,
    Tiny Duck…

  145. Kaz says:
    @AnotherDad

    Those colonies must have overdosed on that empathy half a century ago.

  146. Wilkey says:

    To be fair diversity can be a strength. The trouble is that today’s leftists don’t know where to stop. If America with a 15% non-white population was good then I’m sure America with a 90% non-white population will be amazing, and maybe even perfect (especially if the other 10% is all Jewish).

    • Replies: @Anonymous Jew
  147. @Wilkey

    It’s a cost-benefit analysis like any other public policy. Letting in a handful of non-White high achievers is a benefit with minimal costs and won’t upset the apple cart (see Japan). I think a country that is 96% White and 4% non-White high achievers and their families (think STEM PhDs and the like) would be ideal, so long as (1) the non-Whites come from 20+ different countries and not one single country and (2) the dominant Anglo/Western culture is self-confident as opposed to our current masochism.

    The current situation is of course a comical mess. People always cite Putnam re social capital et al, but IIRC there have been multiple other studies on diversity showing the same, negative results. Unless the “diversity” is especially high achieving (again, STEM PhDs et al) what else would you expect. As the saying goes, good social science research should just reinforce common sense. You shouldn’t need a Harvard research professor to tell you that diversity has many negative consequences for social capital etc.

    Not sure what you mean about the Jews as their politics and psychosis are a little problematic and not worth the IQ trade-off (even if, like me, you don’t buy into conspiracy theories).

    • Replies: @Benjaminl
  148. Whiskey says: • Website
    @MarkinLA

    Illegals have many privileges over White citizens. That is one of many. It’s just Mexico now and we are the gringo.

  149. J.Ross says: • Website

    Someone in a 4chan thread (on the mayor of San Juan deliberately mishandling aid to generate anti-Trump fake news) pointed out that one under-reported problem was FEMA contractor diversity hires not understanding food packaging.
    The diversity hire in question is back in the news asking for more free money, after having wasted tons of needed food.

    https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/06/29/company-with-botched-fema-contract-seeks-to-raise.html

  150. JackOH says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    JW123, do you or anyone else know of anyone who’s actually been discharged from employment or had his career stalled because of off-the-job political activity or casual, conversation-quality remarks in the workplace that dissent from political correctness?

  151. @Johann Ricke

    Peggy Noonan is a piece of work, and I usually don’t say that as anything but an insult, including right now. She’s a banal, vacuous piece of shit who catches up with reality about 20 years after each one of her Wall Street Journal columns (at least that’s where I last read her.)

  152. @Lugash

    Good ones! I’m truly humbled, as I look at the many excellent suggestions that have rolled in since you started this thread. We might need to do two or more murals at this point.

    Of course, being able to come up with a list like that is proof (as if any were needed) that we spend way too much time at iSteve’s blog.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  153. dr kill says:
    @Cowboy shaw

    Would she have ever risen to the top without Becky hair? Hers is outstanding, Theranos-style Becky hair.

  154. @ThreeCranes

    You beat me to it, 3-Cranes, by, oh about 1/2 a day. You did just remind me that one of my vehicles’ master cylinder is low on hydraulic fluid. I meant to do it last evening, but didn’t have a bottle on me – to the auto parts store shortly for DOT-2 and some whips and chains.

    “Oh, please, Massa, don’t shift gears with me again – aaahm so ‘taard! Please Massa, jess jam the tranny again. he’s just an indentured servent, you kin’ git another one.”

    Unz can be very helpful sometimes, even in daily life.

  155. @Rob McX

    More than two-thirds of MEPs backed the censure motion . . . .

    What are they going to do to those who voted against it?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  156. @Pat Boyle

    Even before the PC, Pat, I’ve wondered on the gender of certain connectors though. Some are male on the large scale (uhh, like, sticking out), while they have holes instead of pins. Others are female, with internal threads, yet have little pins sticking out.

    This puts me in a quandary when trying to talk about a wiring harness. “Do you mean big-male and small-female?”, for example. Some of the connectors are hermaphroditic, and I believe I’ve really heard that term in the past. Nowadays, you’d better talk part numbers or you’ll get shit-canned.

    Perhaps there are a number of different genders in electronics, but I doubt more varieties than Baskin Robbins or even the top-of-the-line Crayon set, as is supposedly the case for human beings.

  157. @Dtbb

    Hispanic default rates were because of loss of construction and related jobs. Here in florida after 2008 there was literally 0 new construction for years.

    A little bit. But mostly they were due to banks lending far more than the borrowers could repay even if their income remained the same or increased.

  158. prusmc says: • Website
    @Arclight

    Since most Blacks work for the government, they should have the lowest default rates. They never lose their jobs no matter how the economic cycle swings.

  159. @simon's blood

    It’s a shame poor Reginald Denny got mixed up in that “black vs Korean” riot. Those blacks who mistook white truck driver Denny for one of the koreans they were rioting against and bashed his brains in with concrete slabs really blew it. I attribute their error to differences in average iq.

    JK. Spinning what was clearly an anti-white riot into a “diversity actually ISN’T our strength” story is in bad taste and dishonest.

    It was a race riot. There are no race riots where everyone is of the same race.

  160. @Daniel.I

    First off, there’s something called “stickiness”. As in “sticky wages”.

    There’s another thing called “inflation targeting”.

    And a third thing called “supply shock”.

    You combine those three and you get a recession. No coloreds necessary.

    You’re talking about tha abstract. We’re talking about an actual historical event that had two proximate causes: (1) the presence of non-whites in this country and (2) government requirements that lenders make bad loans to these non-whites.

  161. @Alec Leamas

    Homeowners with mortgages need to realize their home belongs to the lending organization until the loan is paid off.

  162. @TTSSYF

    While I agree with most of what you wrote, I’m not sure I would call such behavior by Whites as cowardly. As you mentioned in the prior paragraph, if we say the wrong thing, we’ll get fired and lose our life’s work very quickly. It’s hard to ask people to make such sacrifices individually in a fight against a global movement.

    Right, and that is the point of MacDonald’s Culture of Critique. The Jewish community used a number of intellectual and political movements to prevent the formation of gentile groups that might facilitate collective action by whites. Even the family was to be dissolved. So atomized, every white must face the Jewish community one against six million.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  163. @Jake

    “… which might suggest that a little diversity, but not too much, could be optimal.”

    You know what kind of diversity we need? The diversity of fifty states doing things their own ways to set examples that others might follow and to allow everyone (or at least most people) to find a place where they are politically safe.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  164. @Buzz Mohawk

    Those Hispanic foreclosure rates are startling. Has Ron Unz, who argued a low Hispanic crime rate, written anything about this? It is just as damaging as crime, maybe more.

    Not really, since it wasn’t their idea.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  165. AndrewR says:
    @AnotherDad

    Are two random Pashtuns really less related to each other than two random English people are? Clannishness is complex.

  166. Parroting the “diversity is our strength” li(n)e requires one to become like Havel’s greengrocer. (coincidentally dating from 1978 just like Supreme Court Bakke diversity decision)

    Putatively rational intelligent people are forced to abase themselves before the PC gods and affirm via this phrase that a society composed of strangers who have nothing in common is best. This is a perverse and anti-commonsensical notion – there are benefits to being among people who don’t look alike, speak the same language, enjoy the same art music and culture or worship the same Gods. Meanwhile in real life these same hypocrites are doing everything they can to avoid the “cultural enrichment” diversity offers.

  167. @PiltdownMan

    I own two camera flash units. How am I supposed to refer to them now?

    Would ‘Facilitator’ and ‘Collaborator’ be sufficiently fatuous?

  168. Twinkie says:
    @simon's blood

    It was a tragedy for whites (and blacks), not Koreans, who were allowed by the police to form racial vigilante gangs and defend their rinky-dink liquor stores with machine guns.

    It’s not one or the other. Blacks and Hispanics rioted and victimized whites AND Asians (mainly Koreans).

    And the Koreans suffered disproportionately – over 1,600 Korean-American-owned stores were completely destroyed (loss estimated at $400 million). They did not “form racial vigilante gangs” – they simply rallied their families and employees to defend their property. The infamous gun fight that unfolded on TV was not over a liquor store, but a GUN store. Its employees didn’t want the guns to fall into criminal hands, so risked their lives to defen the store. And no one had machine guns – you saw on tv a motley collection of mostly handguns, some shotguns (over-and-under!), and a few scoped bolt guns.

    And the police didn’t “allow” anything – both the police and the NG routinely disarmed Korean merchants. In the case of the gun store, the owner and the employees called the police for help, but the cops fled when the black gang arrived, so they defended the place on their own.

    Don’t make up facts to fit your race-baiting narrative.

  169. Twinkie says:
    @Pat Boyle

    When they spoke of homogeneous society they probably meant a society in which all members were of a single high IQ race.

    Diversity per se is not the problem (at least not a major one). The salient question is “What kind of diversity?” Is it the kind of diversity that is high IQ, conscientious, and assimilative? Or is it the kind that is low IQ, lazy/criminal, and resistant to assimilation?

  170. J.Ross says: • Website

    Speaking of strong diversity, NYPD just arrested seven high-ranking personnel with about forty non-police accomplices in a prostitution ring. No patterns here:

    Police sources identified those arrested as:
    Sgt. Carlos Cruz, 69th Precinct Det. Squad;
    Sgt. Louis Failla, Queens Evidence Collection Team;
    Sgt. Cliff Nieves, Transit Bureau Investigation; PO Steven Nieves, 84th Precinct;
    PO Giancarlo Raspanti, 109th Precinct;
    Det. Gionanny Rojas-Acosta, Criminal Investigation Division Training;
    Det. Rene Samiego, Brooklyn South Vice.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-cops-prostitution-ring-20180912-story.html

  171. @South Texas Guy

    The one thing I admire about Democrats is they know that in politics winning is the only thing that counts.

    That is what Pyrrhus said too. Until he said “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.” Admiring Democrats is like a sheep admiring the skill of the priest that slits its throat.

  172. Rob McX says:
    @ben tillman

    I’m not sure, but I’d say a lot of the EU bureaucrats wish it was 1956 again.

  173. @ben tillman

    That’s true, but isn’t there some responsibility on the part of borrowers not to get themselves in too deep? Would every other demographic group have made this mistake at that magnitude? I don’t know the answer, and I don’t mean to imply that Hispanics were committing a crime here. I could have worded my comment better.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  174. @ben tillman

    Yeah! Say, we should assert the importance of this and stand our ground unto the point of war if need be. Oh, wait….

    Yeah, sorry; the assholes already won the last time we did that….

  175. J.Ross says: • Website
    @International Jew

    I’m serious about the prints, I am good for multiple copies.

  176. @Pat Boyle

    Obama speaks very smoothly but has a small vocabulary, never seems to have read anything

    Reinhold Niebuhr! He quotes him. He was also seen buying “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.” Every year he would publish a list of books he had read and would recommend. Whether that was BS like so much of what Obma did, I don’t know.

  177. J.Ross says: • Website
    @simon's blood

    >Koreans defended themselves
    >Fewer Koreans died than people of other groups
    What could be the meaning of this inscrutable Oriental chestnut?

  178. @Almost Missouri

    1988 Ross Perot: “Being a melting pot for diverse cultures and heritages has always been one of America’s greatest strengths.”
    Meaning, we can square the circle of our multiethnic conundrum by pairing “diverse” heritages with “melting pot” assimilation.

    NY Times USSR reporter Walter Duranty thought the the Soviets too would use a melting pot approach to assimilate members of their diverse society. He just didn’t realize it was an actual melting pot.

    Describing the Communist plan to “liquidate” the five million kulaks, relatively well-off farmers opposed to the Soviet collectivization of agriculture, Duranty wrote in 1931, for example: “Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not – they must be ‘liquidated’ or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian mass.”

  179. Rob McX says:

    Any country that genuinely valued diversity would enact strict anti-miscegenation laws to preserve it.

  180. @Charles Pewitt

    Has anyone ever heard of anything patriotic or good coming from one of those pissant, money-grubbing Puritans who pranced down the gangplank of the Mayflower?

    I would say that states that are 98% white are a good thing, and there should be more of them, but you evidently disagree.

    But yes, the Puritans weren’t as smart as they’re made out to be. They couldn’t even count to seven, the number of Christian sacraments.

    And they dug their own potatoes– at least until the starving Micks arrived. How low class is that? No gentleman would stoop that low.

  181. @Charles Pewitt

    Edward Winslow was the first man to marry in Plymouth, in a so-called “civil” ceremony. He attempted to bring this perversion back to the mother country, and was jailed for doing so:

    …on one occasion he was arrested and thrown into the Fleet Prison in London by his adversaries, on grounds that he had performed marriage ceremonies without being ordained (the Pilgrims viewed marriage as an event to be handled by the civil magistrates, not by the Church).

    http://mayflowerhistory.com/winslow-edwar/

    Puritans were evidently unaware that Jesus instituted the sacrament of marriage at Cana, and the state has no place in it. So you can blame William Bradford and Edward Winslow for “same-sex marriage”. If today’s Unitarians UCC act like it’s the fulfillment of the Reformation, well, they’re right. It is.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  182. Cato says:
    @ThreeCranes

    Good God. You knew that and you STILL used your brakes? Set your priorities, man!

  183. J.Ross says: • Website

    • Replies: @anonymous
  184. anon[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @27 year old

    Who’s got more ideas?

    How about civil war? Violence is our strength.

  185. @Twinkie

    Twink, the Los Angeles Times article I got the numbers of dead by race from says that Koreans united along racial lines as soon as the message went out that there was a riot going on. The article says that Koreans who didn’t even know each other personally defended each others stores and property, and I surmise that this was purely out of racial solidarity. There was nothing in the article about the police “routinely disarming Korean merchants.”

    From what I can tell, the police left the Koreans entirely alone during the riot (probably because they were busy with the black rioters) and the Koreans exploited the absence of police to form billy-the-kid-style ethnic vigilante squads and carried out summary justice on many black people, at least some of whom were surely innocent of any crime. The news showed Koreans with tripod mounted long guns (like the Las Vegas mass-shooter had) and other types of guns firing wildly and lawlessly from a rooftop. A little while before the riot, a Korean shopkeep had murdered a black girl in his store with a gunshot to the head, claiming she was trying to steal orange juice or something. Koreans are infamous for doing this kind of thing.

    As for the latinos, 40% of the businesses looted were owned by latinos, 19 were killed, and yet they also made up about half of those arrested for rioting, so they were both culprit and victim of the riots in about equal measure.

  186. @International Jew

    What, Julian Castro and Xochitl Hinojosa are chopped liver?

  187. @simon's blood

    Most of the Latinos arrested in 1992 were Central Americans.

    Old time Mexican East LA was pretty quiet during the riot. Supposedly the Mexican gangs kept blacks out.

  188. JackOH says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Je Suis, LOL.

    I imagine myself doing a simple recitation, word for word and without comment of my own, of maybe a dozen of Steve’s duller, less provocative “noticings” in front of maybe thirty well-educated folks in my area with incomes maybe around $60-$100 thousand a year, roughly $90-$150 thousand in a big city. Salaried people, managerial and technical types. Speak calmly and for effect.

    Chrissake, I know my local area very well. But, I don’t actually know what would happen.

    I’ll take a wild guess I’d induce some sort of “synaptic infantilization” (my made-up term) or “brain-fry”, something like: Blacks . . . Jews . . . Whites . . . people are just people . . . everybody wants the same thing . . . that’s just wrong . . . we need programs . . . that’s divisive . . . elitist . . . he’s a Klansman I bet . . . Nazi . . . it’s about educating people, making the right choices . . . .

    Our masters’ programming, plus the obvious incentive for economically okay people to stay economically okay by not sticking their necks out, has likely been very effective.

  189. Twinkie says:
    @simon's blood

    From what I can tell, the police left the Koreans entirely alone during the riot (probably because they were busy with the black rioters) and the Koreans exploited the absence of police to form billy-the-kid-style ethnic vigilante squads and carried out summary justice on many black people, at least some of whom were surely innocent of any crime. The news showed Koreans with tripod mounted long guns (like the Las Vegas mass-shooter had) and other types of guns firing wildly and lawlessly from a rooftop.

    This is completely made up.

  190. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Failing that, you could also point out that it doesn’t take 50 million immigrants to make your dinner.

  191. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @njguy73

    I forgot about him. Stanford University’s finest hour.

    Wonder how young Ziad Ahmed is getting along?

    CNN says he’s giving TED talks. Surprise.

  192. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @William Badwhite

    In what other area of contract law is there no consequence whatsoever for breaking a contract? Not only no consequence, but continue to receive the benefits?

    Mortgage law, when it’s 2008-09 and the government intervenes and says you can just have the house for free.

    in many cases he’ll have to continue paying her even after she’s ruined his life.

    Worse than that. You don’t even have to be married. Any woman inside your house can pick up her cell phone, dial 911, and say the magic words: “I don’t feel safe.”

    You will be taken from your own house by force and held down at the precinct house, and possibly worse depending on what story said woman decides to tell.

  193. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    Six million plus their robot army of 300 million people mesmerized by their mass-media propaganda.

  194. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Black people would, and did. Despite their government jobs-for-life, as noted above, they manage to default at spectacular rates and carry the FICO scores to match.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  195. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Don’t you love it? Here’s your daily Diversity Reminder in case you forgot about Diversity today.

  196. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @simon's blood

    How dare you defame Koreans! Now you pay!

  197. denmuaong says:
    @simon's blood

    It could have been either racial or class solidarity or both, with Koreans being universally small store owners in the area. That being said, the Koreans I know definitely have solid racial solidarity toward other Koreans.
    One more thing to keep in mind is that South Korea back then was at war with, well, North Korea. Situations like this were seen as a warzone by them.
    “a Korean shopkeep had murdered a black girl in his store with a gunshot to the head, claiming she was trying to steal orange juice or something. Koreans are infamous for doing this kind of thing.”
    I think this is more a case of people from a non- gun culture being confused about gun laws. Plus that was an ageing, perhaps terrifying female shopkeeper.
    What I find funny here is that the Whites are to blame.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @Twinkie
  198. “What I’m arguing is a little bit like saying:
    (1) that the Great Depression was set off by the New York stock market crash of October 1929;
    (2) or that World War I was started by the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand;
    (3) or that American involvement in World War II was kicked off by Pearl Harbor.”

    (3a) The War Between The States was a direct result of efforts by abolitionist SJWs.

    There, fixed that for you.

  199. Benjaminl says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    For interested readers:

    http://economicsdetective.com/2016/07/costs-ethnic-diversity-garett-jones/

    “There is a wide body of research showing that ethnic diversity can reduce the productivity of teams, firms, and even whole countries. Williams and O’Reilly (1996) review dozens of studies showing that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on group performance. In the two decades since, more research has reinforced that result. Alesina and La Ferrara (2005) find that increasing ethnic diversity from 0 (only one ethnic group) to 1 (each individual is a different ethnicity) would reduce a country’s annual growth by 2 percent. Multiple studies (La Porta et al., 1999; Alesina et al., 2003; Habyarimana et al., 2007) have shown that ethnic diversity negatively affects public good provision. Stazyk et al. (2012) find that ethnic diversity reduces job satisfaction among government workers. Parrotta et al. (2014a) find that ethnic diversity is significantly and negatively correlated with firm productivity.”

  200. @AnotherDad

    My take is that unlike most things on my conservative/nationalist wish list, a joint-custody default is possible. It is the natural legal order if people really believe in “equality” and people think “gender” is “socially constructed” and malleable. So ironically, all the homosexual and “transgender” looniness the left has cooked up can be harnessed by conservatives to make a change that would reinforce and strength traditional marriages.

    This would be true, if the megaphone class were not utterly unprincipled. Logical inconsistency in pursuit of progressive results is no vice, as far as they are concerned. One need only look at the work product of swamp creatures like Max Boot ,who has contradicted basically every position he has espoused for decades , in service to a never Trump agenda.

  201. Mr. Anon says:

    After 209 comments, I’m surprised nobody has brought up Bill Kristol, who used to be known as “Dan Quayle’s Brain”. Yeah, well, it’s not much of a compliment, I know.

  202. Didn’t Peter Wallison and Arthur Burns make more or less this same argument in 2011 (without specific reference to racial issues, but if you are going to lower lending standards to whom are you going to make those risky loans other than to NAMs)?

    http://fcic-static.law.stanford.edu/cdn_media/fcic-reports/fcic_final_report_wallison_dissent.pdf

    “…Using this standard, I believe that the sine qua non of the financial crisis was U.S. government housing policy, which led to the creation of 27 million subprime and other risky loans—half of all mortgages in the United States— which were ready to default as soon as the massive 1997-2007 housing bubble began to deflate. If the U.S. government had not chosen this policy path—fostering the growth of a bubble of unprecedented size and an equally unprecedented number of weak and high risk residential mortgages—the great financial crisis of 2008 would never have occurred…”

  203. MarkinLA says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    The main fallacy is that this only happened because the government forced everybody into doing things they knew were wrong and there was nothing the bank could do. Total garbage.

    There is nothing wrong with subprime loans IF the bank does a good job of underwriting. The borrower is paying a higher rate of interest to cover the higher risk – just like in the junk bond game. The bank has to also be more proactive in protecting its asset. What happend was that with all the new buyers allowed into the game because of Atl-A and subprime, the foreclosure rates fell and even a foreclosure was profitable for the bank with rapidly rising real estate prices. This queered all the pricing and risk models leading to even riskier practices in order to make more loans faster.

    The main fuel for all of this was that the banks did not have to hold onto these loans and were selling them off to Wall Street. The banks were making money hand over fist by making loans and quickly selling them to Wall Street (for a profit) and repeating this with the same money dozens of times in a single year.

    They could not initially sell these crap loans to Freddie and Fanny because they were not “conforming” which meant they were well documented and relatively low in value compared to the region. Freddie and Fanny only got into the game late and after it looked like the private sector was healthy doing it. Of course, that is what happens in a bubble, it looks its best just before it bursts.

    If Wall Street never buys crap loans then the first people offering them see huge increases in default rates and completely depleat their loan loss reserves and either stop making them or get taken over by the FDIC. The people providing money to private mortgage companies take huge losses and have to rethink their ideas about who should get sub-prime mortgages and force the brokers to do a better job.

    Banks have always offered loans to people with less than 20% down. They just scrutinized them more and forced the borrower to have either private mortgage insurance or be prt of a government guaranteed pool where there is mortgage insurance (FHA, VA…) Once the loan is below 80% of the value of the property the insurance can be removed if the lender agrees or the loan is refinanced.

    This is just another instance of the free market running off the rails. The problem is that most people on the right have blinders on and connot ever see the free market being the cause. Therefore, they have to look for a government boogeyman.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  204. @Autochthon

    I’m late to this thread, but I just want to chime in my:

    AGREED!

  205. I didn’t get much time to do commenting here for a day or so, but I did want to write that this was another great article, Steve. As you said, the hispanic (or “minority” in general) aspect of the mortgage meltdown was not the only factor by any means, but nobody seems to want to fix, or avoid repeating, this one.

    I like how you tied a lot of things and people together, almost like a Seinfeld writer. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to chime in on the financial aspects of this, but anyway, nice job!

  206. @Dtbb

    This seems like a chicken and egg thing, Dtbb. Which came first, the financially-stupid loans, many to Hispanics, that would only let the banks come out ahead if prices kept rising like a rocket, or the Hispanics getting thrown out of work because the housing bubble was bursting, causing earlier defaults?

  207. @bomag

    Each card could be assigned a value which corresponded to the particular personage’s Diversity Pokemon Points.

    That card deck would be a top-selling item at the gift shop annex next to Steve’s house.

  208. @Charles Pewitt

    It was humble Pilgrims aka Separtists who came to Massachusetts on the Mayflower in 1620. Wealthy Puritans founded Boston in 1630.
    Puritans persecuted Pilgrims for their dissident beliefs.

  209. Anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Right, there were no marriages before Jesus.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  210. @MarkinLA

    This is just another instance of the free market running off the rails.

    Agreed. But the part would have stopped much sooner (in the way that you said) without the government egging it on, and buying every POS subprime loan they could get their hands on.

    It would be like me lending $100 to a bum at 5% interest, and I get a 2% loan orgination fee. I make $2 and then sell the “loan” to Fannie Mae. I got my money and the load repayment is not my problem.

  211. Hail says: • Website

    Steve Sailer wrote:
    As far as I can tell, the now-sacred cliché that “Diversity is our strength” traces back to a spring 1992 speech made by Vice President Dan Quayle

    For what it’s worth, “diversity is a strength” (not ‘our’) first makes an upturn in Google-Ngram’s AmE corpus in 1979 (though it had appeared very sporadically earlier).

    In the fourteen-year period between 1979 and 1992, the phrase registers in the corpus eleven years of the fourteen. The big upturn is in 1993, when it jumps to 6x its hitherto running averge, 1979-1992.

    A representative case of the use of “diversity is a strength” in the 1980s:

    [from Jobs and Training in the 1980s: Vocational Policy and the Labor Market, by Peter Doeringer, B. Vermeulen (1981)]

    The authors have highlighted the great diversity that exists in this private and public job-preparation system. This diversity is a strength that must be taken into account if an effective reformulation of national policy is to be achieved.

    from context this is clearly not meant to mean multiple races living under in one political community.

    Another usage, this one now overtly political and from the early European Union’s efforts at building a quasi, para-national democratic institution:

    [from Direct Elections to the European Parliament: A Community Perspective, by Juliet Lodge, Valentine Herman (1982)]

    The leader of the Labour Party delegation, Mr Anthony Wedgewood Benn [1925-2014, -H], told Congress that the Socialist parties are ‘…a mosaic, and not a monolith. Each party must contribute the values and traditions is has developed within its own country. Our diversity is a strength, not a weakness.”

    In context, this is also very clearly not meant in the sense of single-country racial diversity at all, but diversity of opinion in a multi-national/para-national political forum.

    The Google-Ngram evidence suggests the 1992 timing for the origin of this phrase in its modern sense is correct, because this is the kind of usage we see from the mid-1990s:

    Black Enterprise – Jul 1996 – Page 112

    Vol. 26, No. 12 – ‎Magazine – ‎Full view
    Workforce diversity is a strength for the Postal Service, and is a source of new skills and ideas for serving and satisfying our employees and customers. Diversity is also a business imperative, since changing demographics are creating a new …

    Note the conflation of diversity with “demographics” within eight words. This is the Diversity used in the political sense we are now used to.
    ___________________

    The term ‘diversity’ itself shows a modest upswing in the period 1988-1992 in the AmE corpus. If 1988=100, 1993 had risen to 156. This distinct upturn predates the 1922 Quayle speech, so if Quayle was the origin of the modern political sense of this term, he was perhaps unconsciously drawing on a trend already existing, the politicization/racialization of the term ‘Diversity.’

  212. @Jim Don Bob

    Should have run the spel chekker befor I posted.

  213. Twinkie says:
    @denmuaong

    That being said, the Koreans I know definitely have solid racial solidarity toward other Koreans.

    You are confusing ethno-national solidarity with a racial one.

  214. Corvinus says:
    @JackOH

    Except Mr. Sailer is overstating the case regarding the Community Reinvestment Act. Republicans wanted fewer regulations on banks. Democrats wanted more loans issued to minorities. Both wanted more homeownership to result in increased tax bases for communities. The government did not “force” banks to issue loans for mortgages to minorities and immigrants, the banks made the decision based on the language of that law, as well as roll backs of Glass-Steagall. More importantly, the banks bundled these mortgages together and sold them as investments, with these investments backed by credit default swaps insurance. The point here is that there were other players involved that helped to facilitate the crisis. Lehman Brothers, Washington Mutual, and other institutions went down the drain as a result of their greed in addition to certain segments of the population defaulting on their mortgages.

  215. Corvinus says:

    “Generally speaking, while we all are supposed to agree on the holiness of diversity, seldom can two people agree on who deserves more diversity points.”

    Except that people are not thinking it in these terms. This supposed dilemma is in reality made up by Mr. Sailer in order to support his “argument”. For example, there wasn’t any “diversity mob” choosing to support Serena the black tennis player over the Osaka the Japanese-black female tennis player. Rather, the story was about an arrogant athlete who used the platform to make a weak sauce case about alleged “sexism”. Osaka wasn’t “cast aside”, as there were still the standard follow up stories about her success on and off the court regarding her standing as an athlete in the national and international sports media.

    Stephanie does what Stephanie does.

  216. MarkinLA says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    I agree but the government’s fault was not in creating the bubble. It’s fault was helping to keep it going after it would have peaked on its own because they believed that the practices going on in the private sector were somehow sound since the bubble kept on inflating.

    However, the financial services industry was doing a pretty good job on its own. The government didn’t invent liars loans. The government didn’t invent 2% for 5 year loans with a huge interest rate reset that could never be paid and would only work with real estate prices increasing 10% every year so the loan could be refinanced or the property sold. These were loans that helped keep the bubble going by approving buyers that never could qualify for a normal mortgage.

    There is nothing inherently wrong with any of those types of loans IF you do the necessary underwriting. People who own businesses do sometimes have more free income than it looks like on the tax returns. Properties might be in a gentrifying area where assuming a high rate of appreciation is justified in making a loan or the borrower has a proven track record on properties like this. However, these types of loans have to be scrutinized and watched like a hawk for the first sign of the borrower defaulting so the lender can jump in. They are usually too much trouble for normal lenders so are not usually done. But when you can sell them off in two weeks, no questions asked, it changes everything.

    The idea that the government bought all these crap loans is another fallacy. After all the dust settled, it turned out that the government agencies only held about 20% of all the garbage loans outstanding.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  217. gp says:

    Wow Mr. Sailer, that is a great analysis!

  218. @Anonymous

    Right, there were no marriages before Jesus.

    There were no sacraments before Jesus. At least Christian ones. Go back and read that sentence again.

  219. @William Badwhite

    Yes, I’ve said this here before too. I’ve long thought that “No Fault Divorce”, which sounds deceptively nice fluffy and kumbaya-ish, should be more honestly be called Unilateral Divorce, which implicitly warns of the dangers of this legal absurdity.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  220. @MarkinLA

    You and I substantially agree. I was trying to say the the Feds were complicit in all this, and all the vaunted “watchdog” agencies we fund were worthless.

    Now we have yet another one in Fauxchahontas’s CFPB with it’s brand new $100 million HQ. And people wonder why DJT was elected.

    DC is completely corrupt; its agencies should be decimated twice over and scattered to flyover country as a good start.

  221. @Mr. Anon

    Not sure what to make of that. She’s not bad looking for her age, and from what we can see she’s of normal weight; her looks wouldn’t be a problem for me. What would be, is if she thought sex should last as long as eighteen holes of golf.

  222. Twinkie says:
    @denmuaong

    “a Korean shopkeep had murdered a black girl in his store with a gunshot to the head, claiming she was trying to steal orange juice or something. Koreans are infamous for doing this kind of thing.”

    See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots#Korean_Americans_during_the_riots

    An article from the Los Angeles Times on June 18, 1991 highlights the growing violence prior to the riots. “Other recent incidents include the May 25 shooting of two employees in a liquor store near 35th Street and Central Avenue. The victims, both recent emigrants from Korea, were killed after complying with robbery demands made by an assailant described by police as an African-American. Last Thursday, an African-American man suspected of committing a robbery in an auto parts store on Manchester Avenue was fatally wounded by his accomplice, who accidentally fired a shotgun round during a struggle with the shop’s Korean-American owner. “This violence is disturbing too,” store owner Park said. “But who cries for these victims?””[93]

    On March 16, 1991, a year prior to the Los Angeles riots, storekeeper Soon Ja Du physically confronted black ninth-grader Latasha Harlins, grabbing her sweater and backpack when she suspected she had been trying to steal a bottle of orange juice from Empire Liquor, the store Du’s family owned in Compton. After Latasha hit Du, Du shot her in the back of the head, killing her. (Security tape showed the girl, already dead, was clutching $2 in her hand when investigators arrived.) Du was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and forced to pay a fine of $500, but not sentenced to any prison time.[94][95] Relations between the African-American and Korean communities significantly worsened after this, and the former became increasingly mistrustful of the criminal justice system.[96] Racial tensions had been simmering for years between these groups. Many African Americans were angry toward a growing Korean migrant community in South Central Los Angeles earning a living in their communities, and felt disrespected and humiliated by many Korean merchants. Cultural differences and a language barrier further fueled tensions. The probation Du received for killing Latasha Harlins, combined with the acquittal of the four LAPD officers in Rodney King’s trial, resulted in the ensuing Los Angeles riots, with much anger directed at Koreans.

    Television coverage of two Korean merchants firing pistols repeatedly at roving looters was widely seen and controversial. The New York Times said “that the image seemed to speak of race war, and of vigilantes taking the law into their own hands.”[97] The merchants were reacting to the shooting of Mr. Park’s wife and her sister by looters who had converged on the shopping center where the shops were located.[97]

    Due to their low social status and the language barrier with immigrants, Korean Americans received very little if any aid or protection from police authorities.[98] David Joo, a manager of the gun store, said, “I want to make it clear that we didn’t open fire first. At that time, four police cars were there. Somebody started to shoot at us. The LAPD ran away in half a second. I never saw such a fast escape. I was pretty disappointed.”

    • Replies: @Anon
  223. Anonymous[415] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    A game of golf smells better?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  224. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    I thought those terms were banned 20 years ago

  225. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @jim jones

    The pilgrims were conned by the Virginia Company. They were such religious bigots they couldn’t tolerate being in a country that celebrated Christmas and Easter.

    So they contacted some Calvinists in the Netherlands and were allowed to settle there. They were mostly skilled tradesmen but had no capital. They got to the Netherlands and discovered they couldn’t get jobs because of Guild and Workers Associations that were closed to foreigners.
    They were faced with a future of being reduced to being unskilled day laborers and other women’s maids.

    The Virginia Company was looking for some suckers to settle in cold frozen Massachusetts during the Little Ice Age

    The pilgrim fathers were told they’d be settled a bit north of Jamestown Va in present day Maryland.

    Instead the ship’s Captain steered straight for Massachusetts.

    The Puritans who came a decade later were even worse.

  226. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Flip

    It never turns out well. The problem is that the children don’t really live 3 1/2 days of the week with each parent.
    Because of school, they live with one parent Sunday night to Friday night or Saturday morning.

    In practice it’s the standard
    Mother most of the time father on weekends. So it’s the mother who bears the cost of food, bedroom space clothes utilities.

    Unless the parents both live near the school and within a couple miles of each other it seldom works out

    As children get older and immersed with weekend organized activities and playmates the situation gets worse. By age 8 or so, kids increasingly want to be involved with friends and playmates in weekends.
    Of course the college admissions process for Whites demands endless time spend on charitable and SJW progressive activities

    It usually ends up with the one parent bearing all the cost and trouble with no support from the parent who lives far from the school and ends up having the kids only on weekends.

    It restricts where the parents can live. If they don’t live near the school, there’s no way the 3 1/2 day arrangement can work. And what happens if a parent gets transferred or gets a job 100 or 1,000 miles away from the kids school.

    The 3. 1/ 2 day arrangement becomes unworkable.

    If both parents have very stable life long jobs and live a few miles from the school it can work but it’s very cumbersome and awkward.
    It sounds like an idea thought up by people who have no idea of the logistics of kids school and activities and parents commuting, work and careers.

    Shared legal custody is different from shared ohysical custody. It’s a good idea so both parents can check kids into hospitals sign medical consent forms enroll kids in school etc

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Autochthon
  227. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    Los Angeles had a black mayor lots of heads of departments and deputy heads of departments. City Hall and the civic center courthouses government offices were a sea of black faces

    1990 was the pinnacle of BBJ or black backed by Jewish power. The blacks blew it in 1992 and as soon as the mea culpas and slobbering apologies to the blacks was over the ethnic cleansing of blacks began.

    The non Jewish real estate industry saw values going down and stepped in.

  228. @Anon

    There’s a classic scene in Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale where Jeff Bridges and his wife (Laura Linney?) are explaining how mom and dad are divorcing but they will have joint custody of their kids and they’ll go back and forth every 3.5 days. So the boys ask: “What about the cat?” and the parents say, “Sure, you can take the cat with you every 3.5 days.”

    And the boys ask, “Take the cat on the subway?”

  229. @Almost Missouri

    Or At-Will Divorce, which makes it sound like the dicey, high-stakes proposition it is.

  230. ATBOTL says:
    @Twinkie

    False, the shoot out that is always shown on TV was over a jewelry store. The idea that Koreans were bravely fighting to stop guns from falling into the hands of criminals to protect society at large is laughable. Also, the other side of the shoot out were Mexican gang members, not blacks.

  231. @Anon

    I paid almost half my income as taxes to FedGive and Mexinchifornia in 2017.

    I am not a wealthy man.

    “Thirteen per cent” as a tax rate for Mexinchifornia is as meaningful as the unemployment rates published by the Bureau of Labour Statistics.

  232. @Marty

    These people are ubiquitous in the area. Mention “overpopulation” or anything similar to the ones who complain about traffic and the costs of housing, and they will stare back at you as if you have just replied “ice cream” to answer the query ‘What is five times three?”

    It’s a special kind of willful stupidity.

  233. @anonymous

    Negroes have to capacity for savings or future-orientation for bioevolutionary reasons related to their having originated in effectively timeless, tropical lands.

  234. @Anon

    Written like a True Believer.

    It’s completely feasible for children to spend alternative weeks with parents who live near each other. Parents who choose to relocate for work or anything else are prioritising that relocation over their children.

    Next.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  235. @South Texas Guy

    Let’s get real here Steve. Bush I, Quayle & James Baker were all agnostics or docile ciphers on issues of diversity, immigration & related social engineering.
    In all likelihood, what you are hearing Quayle say are words put into his mouth by diversity enthusiasts in the Bush I Whitehouse, namely: Bill Kristol (Quayle’s Aide), Jack Kemp, John Bolton, & Francis Fukuyama.

    https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/George_Herbert_Walker_Bush_administration

    It sure would be good to know who – within the Whitehouse – was boosting the disastrous 1990 Immigration act. It seems the PNAC crew is never far from both the ‘Invade the World’ AND, ‘Invite the World’ subversion.

  236. Anonymous[149] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Freshly mown grass v. freshly mown poontang.

  237. @Fred Boynton

    NW European Puritans had genocided the New England Indians by this time.

    You lose a lot of credibility when referring to the multi-century Indian wars as “genocide”.

  238. @Jim Don Bob

    I got my money and the loan repayment is not my problem.

    I was at a real estate conference in the fall of 2007 as the “subprime crisis” was just getting going, though it had yet to spread to the overall financial system. There was a panel of various participants – a WS guy, a developer, someone from one of the ratings agencies, etc – talking about how it happened, lessons learned, etc.

    The WS guy was from still alive Lehman Brothers and went by the name of, I’m not making this up, “Shecky”. At one point he said “Why do people keep talking about bad loans? These weren’t bad loans to us. A bad loan is a loan we can’t sell”.

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