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Pippi’s adopted sister Medusa Longstocking

It has seldom been remarked upon that the number of bronze statues is currently proliferating, going back, perhaps, to the statue of hockey player Bobby Orr erected outside of Boston Garden about three decades ago. Here’s a new one, apparently in Mölndal, Sweden. The picture below is courtesy of the Mölndals-Posten newspaper. I’m not sure who, exactly, is being depicted, but lots of Intersectional Pokemon Points.

The handsy Arab on the left reminds me of a good name for Jordan Peele’s next horror movie: Don’t Touch The Hair!

I particularly like the local oldster with the cane attempting to flee from this objet d’art newly plopped in his town square, but clearly in slow motion, as in a nightmare. There should be a statue of him called “White Flight: You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide.”

MölndalScreenshot 2018-09-03 15.21.49, a suburb of 63,000, took in 4,041 unaccompanied minor refugees in 2015.

Update: This work appears to be by sculptor Bjorn Carnemalm of Malmo, a tall, self-confident-looking artist. Why the African girl is depicted making an Italian hand gesture remains a Swedish mystery.

In completely unrelated news, from the New York Times:

Sweden Was Long Seen as a ‘Moral Superpower.’ That May Be Changing.

By Steven Erlanger
Sept. 3, 2018

STOCKHOLM — In a civic center in Rinkeby, a heavily immigrant district of northwest Stockholm, several hundred people gathered recently for a forum on Sweden’s coming election and the future of the country.

The conversation, about the nature of Sweden’s democracy and the importance of voting, was sophisticated and passionate. But it was frustrating for one participant, Ahmed Ali, a Somali immigrant, who thought people were dancing around the main issue.

“The stakes are really high in this election,” he said in an interview. “There are more extremists in the country, and they have more influence. They don’t have a real political agenda. They just hate immigrants. And this xenophobia is happening all over Europe.”

As an angry and divided Sweden prepares to vote on Sunday, the shape of the next Swedish government is utterly unclear, because of the rapid rise of the anti-immigration, anti-Europe Sweden Democrats, a populist nationalist party that is expected to win a fifth of the vote.

Why won’t those angry, extremist Swedes listen to the wise advice of Somalis about for whom they should vote? After all, Somalis, unlike Swedes, are known worldwide for their political genius at forging workable political compromises. The only sensible solution is to bring in more Somalis until Swedes can no longer tip Swedish elections. We call that Democracy.

 
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  1. Is that an Arab touching her hair?

  2. Whoa, that fella on the left looks like he is going to touch the statue’s hair. No, no, don’t touch the black lady’s hair. That’s enough to start a riot.

    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
    In America there has recently been a lot of activity in the copper stealing profession. Apparently black youths break into homes and businesses and rip out the copper plumbing and wiring. Another source of income for the people.

    Bronze is partly copper. We also have a spate of statues being pulled down. Again by blacks. So maybe the locals could pull this monument down and melt it. I don't know the current price of copper, tin or bronze. I don't know if you can easily separate the constituent metals in an alloy, and finally I don't know if Sweden as yet has enough blacks to sustain a statue melting industry.

    Someone should look into this opportunity.

  3. I will advise the same as I did with the Scary Lucy statue: should be melted down and turned into cannonballs.

  4. • Replies: @prusmc
    This is off thread, but is there some way we could have a moratorium
    on Bono, Corbin and Israel?
    , @Tim Howells
    Re the Daily Mail link - that doesn't work for me. This one does though (NSFW).

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3604936/PICTURED-Blood-smeared-floors-walls-child-migrant-centre-Swedish-social-worker-22-stabbed-death-frenzied-attack-Somali-boy-TWENTY-ONE.html

    The Swedish Chief of Police at the time Dan Elliason spoke movingly of the poor little immigrant boy who committed the attack, and how this happenstance proves that Sweden needs more, more, more immigration:

    "I am obviously heartbroken for everyone involved, of course. For the person killed and their relatives. But also for the young guy who commits such a dreadful event. What has that person been through? What circumstances did this guy grow up under? What trauma does he carry with him? This whole refugee crisis shows how unfair life is in many parts of the world and we need to try our best to help."

    https://www.weeklystandard.com/paulina-neuding/a-tale-of-two-new-years-eves

  5. @Lot
    If the 2nd pic isn't loading, here it is again

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewQuackson/status/1036512372867981312

    Also from 2016: the town destroyed by migration:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3422605/The-town-destroyed-migration-week-murder-beautiful-young-social-worker-sent-shockwaves-Europe-MailOnline-shines-spotlight-Molndal.html

    This is off thread, but is there some way we could have a moratorium
    on Bono, Corbin and Israel?

    • Replies: @San Fernando Curt
    Avoiding those topics is not exclusive choice of any blogger. As news bonbons, they are constantly forced upon us all, writer and readers.
  6. I wonder if the local campus antifa will tear that one down in the middle of the night…

    • Replies: @DFH
    That sounds like the sort of thing a hypothetical nationalist group ought to do to a hypothetical statue after due legal process and democratic consultation with the local community in Minecraft
  7. Replacing beauty with ugliness–prog heaven.

    The insanity that’s been foisted on the West seems to know no bounds.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational

    Replacing beauty with ugliness–prog heaven.
     
    Filling public spaces with ugly, meaningless art was part of the Communist agenda.
  8. Seriously is that statue really going to last? I realize this is a migrant area, but you’re telling me there aren’t any young men around who are Swedish patriots?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Just one act like that, if publicized well, would be very empowering* for the rest of the patriotic Swedes. You know as well as I do, though, that, just as in America, the authorities of all sorts are on the side of abject cucktivity. This is an act for young men, as you say.

    * no, I don't like this word either, but it's all I could think of.
  9. I wonder how bronze reacts to urine? ….oh hell I already know.

    • LOL: Roderick Spode
  10. The face looks like an angry demon’s. Her left fist is clenched and seems to be holding something – perhaps a rock?

    Socialist realism.

  11. There should be a statue of him called “White Flight: You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide.”

    or how about:

    “White Flight: You Can Run, But Not Fast Enough.”

    • Replies: @iffen
    Yeah, but like the E. Africans, we be slow but steady.
    , @bomag
    I was thinking: "You can't run; you can't hide; and we will follow you around."
  12. My Greek mythology is a little rusty, but I don’t recall Smeagol and Medusa having any offspring.

    • LOL: Anonym, Mr. Rational
  13. Looks like Anita Ekberg. Or Whoopi Goldberg. All women are beautiful so what’s the difference?

    • LOL: Abe
  14. …or be speared in their sleep.

  15. @prusmc
    This is off thread, but is there some way we could have a moratorium
    on Bono, Corbin and Israel?

    Avoiding those topics is not exclusive choice of any blogger. As news bonbons, they are constantly forced upon us all, writer and readers.

  16. @Dr. X
    I wonder if the local campus antifa will tear that one down in the middle of the night...

    That sounds like the sort of thing a hypothetical nationalist group ought to do to a hypothetical statue after due legal process and democratic consultation with the local community in Minecraft

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  17. If you lose the Swedes…

  18. @hmmm

    There should be a statue of him called “White Flight: You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide.”
     
    or how about:

    "White Flight: You Can Run, But Not Fast Enough."

    Yeah, but like the E. Africans, we be slow but steady.

  19. Why won’t those angry, extremist Swedes listen to the wise advice of Somalis, who are known everywhere for their political genius at forging workable political compromises?

    LOLing at this one until some dufus comes on here and calls Somalians libertarians.

    As far as the ugly-ass statue goes, let’s just wait until commodity metals go up a bit. If you’re going to take that thing down in the middle of the night, may as well wait until the price of copper will pay for the legal fees. At that point, maybe the sophisticated and passionate newcomers will take it down themselves, along with a few wires from a live power substation. Put up an 8′ electrified fence, and they’ll just conduct 9 kVA.

  20. It looks like the source may be an archived /pol/ thread.
    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/184251210/sweden-has-done-it-again-to-promote-the

    I don’t go on /pol/ very much at all, so maybe this 0ne is very old, but hot damn:

    • Replies: @dr kill
    But does she know the way?
  21. @AnotherDad
    Seriously is that statue really going to last? I realize this is a migrant area, but you're telling me there aren't any young men around who are Swedish patriots?

    Just one act like that, if publicized well, would be very empowering* for the rest of the patriotic Swedes. You know as well as I do, though, that, just as in America, the authorities of all sorts are on the side of abject cucktivity. This is an act for young men, as you say.

    * no, I don’t like this word either, but it’s all I could think of.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  22. That bas-relief T-shirt is an innovation. What is the image? Looks like it might be this:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    And to think Olivia de Havilland is still in the news!
    , @anon
    Vivien Leigh had beautiful hair.
  23. anti-Europe Sweden Democrats

    Au contraire, the SDs are pro-Europe.

    The (((EU))) is anti-Europe.

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
  24. I think all this filth that Steve sifts through whether the ravings of Stephen Miller’s uncle Glosser, the Economist, the Atlantic’s anti-semitism dectectives, Indian cranks or McCain and his accolytes; or Molly Tibbets murder or gender dysphoria or Beckys, Bono and Bronze Statues …

    … just makes the case for separation.

    We–the normals–simply do not need these people. Do not need the shit they foist off on us. Do not need their ideas. Do not need them. They are parasites on the West.

    Sane people just need to point that out and say “go kill yourselves, but damned if we’re letting you kill us!”

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    And when you say what you just said, they accuse you of "hate".
  25. attempting to flee

    There are fewer and fewer places where Whites can go.

    2012 — Roughly every other Somali immigrant in North America has a job, while only 20 percent of the Somali immigrants in Sweden have jobs, according to a report released on Monday by the government’s Commission on the Future (Framtidskommissionen).

    It is doubtful things have changed significantly.

    No one who visits Sweden wants to see scenes like this:

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    From a pro-European perspective, it is *better* if they don't get jobs and don't integrate. Then they don't assimilate and it is easier to eventually expel or separate in other ways. While in the US, they will have jobs, integrate, become "African-American", marry white women, have children who will assimilate, etc etc.
  26. That’s the worst representation of Pipi Longstocking that I have ever seen!

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epLq_DAeex4
  27. • Replies: @Pericles
    Internet giants should conversely push back against colonization by Indians.
  28. That thing looks like the offspring from an Alien does the Predator movie. if you look close enough, you can see the second set of jaws about to protrude and snap at some curious passer by.

  29. • Replies: @Perspective
    They culturally appropriated a typical Italian hand gesture "Atsa matta for you"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DpqsIjEL8k
    , @S. Anonyia
    Why is she grimacing and squinting and making the "money" sign? If they are going to put up a statue of a diverse kid why not put up a pleasant looking one?

    Swedes are weird.
  30. That is one ugly and scary-looking little black kid. (S)he really does look like something out of a nightmare.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    At least the sculpture isn't dangerous like these ugly, scary and murderous big black kids.
  31. Diversity turns blue states red.

  32. the statue of hockey player Bobby Orr erected outside of Boston Garden about three decades ago

    Wasn’t it preceded by the bronze Rocky statue erected in 1982? Also, shouldn’t that statue be torn down? Rocky beat two black guys and a communist.

  33. “I’m not sure who, exactly, is being depicted, but lots of Intersectional Pokemon Points.”

    It’s the Syrian Shirley Temple. Her real name is Shumaila Tamer. She is being coerced by her white slaver to sing the Alt Right version of “The Good Ship Lollipop” in broken English for some Rooh Afza. From what the crowd has gathered, here is the first verse.

    “I’ve been thrown in the water, really cold it feels
    I will make some noise with real live shrieks and squeals
    Didn’t think I would drown, it’s not neat to sink
    And when I do, how great a trip on this rink a dink-dink”

    “On the Bad Ship, No Bread Crumbs
    It’s a rough trip on the Mare Nostrum
    No boom-boom guns?
    Just sink the damn ships, you Italians”

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  34. “going back, perhaps, to the statue of hockey player Bobby Orr ”

    Joe Paterno? I think Paterno predates Orr and he started the current fashion of tearing the statues down.

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

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The Paterno statue dates from 2001. I recall being told about the Orr statue in Boston in 1988 or 1989.
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    Dearborn Michigan last September re-erected the statue of their infamous mayor, Orville Hubbard (1942-1978) after a couple of years in hiatus. The bronze sculpture of Hubbard was originally dismantled in September 2015 during an emotional national debate about flags and other symbols of the Confederacy after the shooting of nine African Americans in Charleston, S.C.

    Orville's mantra "Keep Dearborn Clean" was (correctly) viewed as a strategy for de facto segregation.

    In 1969, Hubbard told the New York Times: “I don’t hate (racial epithet). Christ, I don’t even dislike them. But if whites don’t want to live with (racial epithet), they sure as hell don’t have to. Dammit, this is a free country. This is America.”

    (How long until local ordinances are passed to prevent whites from freely moving to un-diverse areas?)

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2017/03/31/orville-hubbard-statue-dearborn/99867074/

  35. Sweden was never seen as a Moral Superpower.

    It saw ITSELF as a moral superpower and discovered it is a Moron Superpower.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational, jim jones
    • Replies: @Pericles
    That 'moral superpower' business was always cringeworthy, but in our defense I've never heard it uttered seriously except sometimes in newspapers or on TV.

    If you happen upon someone who does claim the term, you could always ask him or her what morals those would be.
  36. “After all, Somalis, unlike Swedes, are known worldwide for their political genius at forging workable political compromises.”

    Indeed! For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way. But then the Invade The World, Invite The World crowd, chiefly the British, just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff. Then the Italians moved in by the early 1900’s. As a result, the Somali political infrastructure was completely obliterated. After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since. NOTICE the pattern in post-colonial Africa:

    1) Widespread economic disappointment that discredited initial democracies;
    2) The formation of political parties based on ethnic or religious loyalty;
    3) Rival ethnic groups jockeying for position and power;
    4) Political instability heightened by ethnic strife and civil war;
    5) The emergence of strict one-party rule or military dictatorship;
    6) A lack of an educated electorate and a middle class to counter authoritarian rule;
    7) Trade deficits, poverty, and famine due to continued economic dependence on the West, with loans to modernize squandered by corrupt officials.

    What does this all mean? It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    • Replies: @DFH

    just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff.
     
    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?



    when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since.

     

    So what you're saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?
    , @syonredux

    For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way.
     
    Dear fellow, you're not even trying anymore...

    Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.
     
    If it's pro-POC, it's a Love Fact. Proper terminology.

    After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since.
     
    Careful,careful......edging into Thoughtcrime....
    , @istevefan

    It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.
     
    If your reasoning is to be followed, then North Africa needs to pay the price of the nearly 700 year occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. North Africa needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean slave trade.

    Turkey needs to pay the price for the nearly 450 year occupation of Southeastern Europe. Turkey needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean and Black Sea slave trades.

    What about Japan and the people she colonized?

    Or are Europeans the only ones in your book who have to answer for their forefathers?
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    Better read up on your history, Corvinus. The main reason the British found themselves in Northeastern Africa, the Horn of Africa, and further south was their attempt to end the Arab slave trade. No good deed goes unpunished.
    , @bomag

    For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way.
     
    Kinda helps that for all that time there was less than a million of them. Much easier to organize crude village life when there is lots of elbow room.

    But then the white man came along and increased the number of Somalis forty fold. Tsk. A crime for which the white man must now pay dearly.
  37. So the NYT reporter, Steven Erlanger, in Sweden quotes Ahmed Ali, a Somali immigrant, as speaking English. No background or context, not even his age, as to why Mr. Ali’s perspective should be heard. But Mr. Ali does vomit up this…

    “The stakes are really high in this election,”

    Cliche.

    Later in the article, Erlanger quotes an 18-year old Swedish-born, Iranian heritage, first-time voter who claims her parents fled the 1979 Iranian revolution. I guess her parents were children when they fled…

    “Mailed it in” is what they call these stories.

  38. @Detective Club
    That's the worst representation of Pipi Longstocking that I have ever seen!
    https://youtu.be/4U0GHVrurDg

  39. @Corvinus
    "After all, Somalis, unlike Swedes, are known worldwide for their political genius at forging workable political compromises."

    Indeed! For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way. But then the Invade The World, Invite The World crowd, chiefly the British, just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff. Then the Italians moved in by the early 1900's. As a result, the Somali political infrastructure was completely obliterated. After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since. NOTICE the pattern in post-colonial Africa:

    1) Widespread economic disappointment that discredited initial democracies;
    2) The formation of political parties based on ethnic or religious loyalty;
    3) Rival ethnic groups jockeying for position and power;
    4) Political instability heightened by ethnic strife and civil war;
    5) The emergence of strict one-party rule or military dictatorship;
    6) A lack of an educated electorate and a middle class to counter authoritarian rule;
    7) Trade deficits, poverty, and famine due to continued economic dependence on the West, with loans to modernize squandered by corrupt officials.

    What does this all mean? It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff.

    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?

    when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since.

    So what you’re saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @syonredux

    just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff.

    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?
     
    Get WOKE, bigot. It's a well-known fact that James Watt stole his steam engine designs from the Somalis. And before you start talking about how Watt lived in the 18th century....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0qR7BiIWJE
    , @Corvinus
    "Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?"

    Just another brick in the (empire) wall for John Bull.

    "So what you’re saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?"

    No, what I'm saying is that Africa as colonies became worse off in a number of respects as a result of (white) European intervention.
  40. • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    Perhaps my favourite statue.

    Not only a great work of human genius as it stands (and how it stands!) but also a telling depiction of the end result when Woman dares to vie for equality with Man.
    The complementarity of men and women which is at the basis of civilisation is a miracle of fecund beauty; their unnatural opposition to one another is Satan's riposte, and must be dealt the pitiless and definitive blow so strikingly depicted by Cellini.
  41. @George
    "going back, perhaps, to the statue of hockey player Bobby Orr "

    Joe Paterno? I think Paterno predates Orr and he started the current fashion of tearing the statues down.

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

    The Paterno statue dates from 2001. I recall being told about the Orr statue in Boston in 1988 or 1989.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It has picked up in the last 10 years. It started with Euro soccer stars for some reason. I remember the Jeff Koons "Bubbles" statue was considered so self-evidently tacky in the 90s, nobody would deliberately commission something like that-- but then that taste barrier gave way (was Richard Florida lurking in the background...?)

    http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Fonz

    http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Headbutt_(sculpture)

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/aberdeens-kurt-cobain-day-features-weird-crying-statue-97259/
    , @anon
    The 1997 hometown hero Jimi Hendrix bronze statue on Broadway in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district is kind of fun. He’s depicted in a Monterey Pop pose. It’s right at street level and people are apt to take a selfie while giving “Jimi” a smooch and caption it “‘scuse me while I kiss this guy” on their instatwitterbook.
    , @Brutusale
    Unveiled in 2010, the Orr statue is relatively youthful in these parts.

    https://www.nhl.com/bruins/news/bobby-orr-statue-to-be-unveiled/c-527343

    This is the patriarch of Boston sports statues, unveiled in the fall of 1985.

    http://www.celticsbeagle.net/redtribute.html

  42. @Corvinus
    "After all, Somalis, unlike Swedes, are known worldwide for their political genius at forging workable political compromises."

    Indeed! For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way. But then the Invade The World, Invite The World crowd, chiefly the British, just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff. Then the Italians moved in by the early 1900's. As a result, the Somali political infrastructure was completely obliterated. After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since. NOTICE the pattern in post-colonial Africa:

    1) Widespread economic disappointment that discredited initial democracies;
    2) The formation of political parties based on ethnic or religious loyalty;
    3) Rival ethnic groups jockeying for position and power;
    4) Political instability heightened by ethnic strife and civil war;
    5) The emergence of strict one-party rule or military dictatorship;
    6) A lack of an educated electorate and a middle class to counter authoritarian rule;
    7) Trade deficits, poverty, and famine due to continued economic dependence on the West, with loans to modernize squandered by corrupt officials.

    What does this all mean? It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way.

    Dear fellow, you’re not even trying anymore…

    Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    If it’s pro-POC, it’s a Love Fact. Proper terminology.

    After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since.

    Careful,careful……edging into Thoughtcrime….

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Dear fellow, you’re not even trying anymore…"

    You've mailed it in a long time ago. It's even obvious to your students.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/History_of_Somalia#Ancient
  43. @DFH

    just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff.
     
    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?



    when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since.

     

    So what you're saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?

    just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff.

    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?

    Get WOKE, bigot. It’s a well-known fact that James Watt stole his steam engine designs from the Somalis. And before you start talking about how Watt lived in the 18th century….

  44. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/09/03/construction-industry-faces-worker-shortage-need-women

    “Labor shortages” reported as a need for more feminism, rather than more immigration. An improvement, perhaps? A budding future bloc of Diamond and Silk types working in construction (lol) ?

    Or just another example of how feminism is a plot by capital to double the labor force size and stop wage growth?

  45. I’m not sure who, exactly, is being depicted

    There is some speculation that it’s supposed to be Emmett Till, but when finished it’ll be clear that it’s actually 12-year old Trayvon Martin.

    The incomplete statue is still missing the bag of Skittles in its left hand and a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail in its right hand.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  46. There should be one of these statues on every corner, so that we can harmlessly satisfy our uncontrollable urges to Touch The Hair.

  47. @MEH 0910
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmJtqkeX0AEkx70.jpg

    They culturally appropriated a typical Italian hand gesture “Atsa matta for you”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs
    , @Chris Mallory
    I was going to ask
    "Is she eating an invisible sandwich or is she speaking Italian?"
    , @Pericles
    It might be an ancient negro gesture meaning 'death to whitey'.
  48. What’s the price for scrap bronze these days?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    Now watch, they'll start casting them out of resin to get rid of the profit motive.
  49. LOL, this is just spiking the ball in the faces of the NordCucks. It must be exhilarating to know you have the power to do anything you want to your victims, and they not only can’t do anything about it, but most of them actually volunteer to have it done.

  50. @Roderick Spode
    It looks like the source may be an archived /pol/ thread.
    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/184251210/sweden-has-done-it-again-to-promote-the

    I don't go on /pol/ very much at all, so maybe this 0ne is very old, but hot damn:
    http://i.4cdn.org/pol/1535829376474.jpg

    But does she know the way?

  51. • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Miscegenation, baby! Black and blond make beautiful brown! Recessive genes are overrated!

    In other race-mixing news, a black American soap-opera actor is now engaged to a Russian model with the Beckiest hair ever:
    https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpeopledotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F09%2Fkristoff-st-john-kseniya-mikhaleva-3.jpg
  52. @Perspective
    They culturally appropriated a typical Italian hand gesture "Atsa matta for you"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DpqsIjEL8k

  53. All I see when I look at this statue is the first couple of seconds of this scene from Captain Phillips:

    • Replies: @jim jones
    I can see why Somalis are known as "Light bulb heads"
  54. @AnotherDad
    Replacing beauty with ugliness--prog heaven.

    The insanity that's been foisted on the West seems to know no bounds.

    Replacing beauty with ugliness–prog heaven.

    Filling public spaces with ugly, meaningless art was part of the Communist agenda.

  55. @Perspective
    They culturally appropriated a typical Italian hand gesture "Atsa matta for you"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DpqsIjEL8k

    I was going to ask
    “Is she eating an invisible sandwich or is she speaking Italian?”

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    She looks like she's thinking, "Eww, what is this stuff on my hand?"
  56. @the one they call Desanex
    That bas-relief T-shirt is an innovation. What is the image? Looks like it might be this:
    https://fontmeme.com/images/Gone-with-the-Wind-Movie-Poster.jpg

    And to think Olivia de Havilland is still in the news!

  57. Anonymous[862] • Disclaimer says:

    Krugman emblemizing those atavistic tribal emnities:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/opinion/trump-republican-party-authoritarianism.html

    Why It Can Happen Here
    We’re very close to becoming another Poland or Hungary.

    Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a friend of mine — an expert on international relations — made a joke: “Now that Eastern Europe is free from the alien ideology of Communism, it can return to its true historical path — fascism.”

    I’m itching to know what tribe Krugman’s friend belongs to.

    … In both countries the ruling parties — Law and Justice in Poland, Fidesz in Hungary — have established regimes that maintain the forms of popular elections, but have destroyed the independence of the judiciary, suppressed freedom of the press, institutionalized large-scale corruption and effectively delegitimized dissent. The result seems likely to be one-party rule for the foreseeable future.

    As opposed to maintaining the forms of popular elections but ensuring one-party rule by importing Ahmed Alis to vote.

    … Don’t tell me about “economic anxiety.” That’s not what happened in Poland, which grew steadily through the financial crisis and its aftermath. And it’s not what happened here in 2016: Study after study has found that racial resentment, not economic distress, drove Trump voters.

    The point is that we’re suffering from the same disease — white nationalism run wild — that has already effectively killed democracy in some other Western nations. And we’re very, very close to the point of no return.

    As opposed to the good point of no return: the eclipse of a white/native majority.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Is Krugman an African Albino?
    , @ThreeCranes
    With the ascension of Jews to power in America has come a militarized police force that regards the populace as an enemy to be subdued. These are two ways of saying the same thing.
  58. @syonredux

    For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way.
     
    Dear fellow, you're not even trying anymore...

    Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.
     
    If it's pro-POC, it's a Love Fact. Proper terminology.

    After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since.
     
    Careful,careful......edging into Thoughtcrime....

    “Dear fellow, you’re not even trying anymore…”

    You’ve mailed it in a long time ago. It’s even obvious to your students.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/History_of_Somalia#Ancient

    • Replies: @syonredux

    “Dear fellow, you’re not even trying anymore…”

    You’ve mailed it in a long time ago. It’s even obvious to your students.
     
    Eternal verities , dear fellow:





    The Gods of the Copybook Headings



    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.


    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;


    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

    https://infogalactic.com/info/History_of_Somalia#Ancient
     
    Of course, dear boy, I'm sure that Somalia, before the coming of Europeans, was a paradisiacal place, a second Eden, where reason and tranquility reigned....
  59. @DFH

    just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff.
     
    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?



    when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since.

     

    So what you're saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?

    “Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?”

    Just another brick in the (empire) wall for John Bull.

    “So what you’re saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?”

    No, what I’m saying is that Africa as colonies became worse off in a number of respects as a result of (white) European intervention.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    No, what I’m saying is that Africa as colonies became worse off in a number of respects as a result of (white) European intervention.
     
    Too bad that (Black) Europeans didn't lend them a hand.....
    , @syonredux

    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?”

    Just another brick in the (empire) wall for John Bull.
     
    So many bricks in the British wall: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, James Clerk Maxwell, Michael Faraday, Francis Bacon, ......

    Who are the bricks in the Somali wall?
  60. @newrouter
    What's the price for scrap bronze these days?

    Now watch, they’ll start casting them out of resin to get rid of the profit motive.

  61. It is not obvious to me that this sculptor’s attitude toward the “new Swedes” is altogether welcoming.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    That’s a good point
  62. @Corvinus
    "Dear fellow, you’re not even trying anymore…"

    You've mailed it in a long time ago. It's even obvious to your students.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/History_of_Somalia#Ancient

    “Dear fellow, you’re not even trying anymore…”

    You’ve mailed it in a long time ago. It’s even obvious to your students.

    Eternal verities , dear fellow:

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

    https://infogalactic.com/info/History_of_Somalia#Ancient

    Of course, dear boy, I’m sure that Somalia, before the coming of Europeans, was a paradisiacal place, a second Eden, where reason and tranquility reigned….

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  63. @Corvinus
    "Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?"

    Just another brick in the (empire) wall for John Bull.

    "So what you’re saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?"

    No, what I'm saying is that Africa as colonies became worse off in a number of respects as a result of (white) European intervention.

    No, what I’m saying is that Africa as colonies became worse off in a number of respects as a result of (white) European intervention.

    Too bad that (Black) Europeans didn’t lend them a hand…..

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Too bad that (Black) Europeans didn’t lend them a hand….."

    Regardless of your flippant remark, the truth still is the truth. (White) European intervention is a direct result of current African political dysfunction.

    "Who are the bricks in the Somali wall?"

    As I stated earlier, you are mailing it in.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalian_literature
  64. Get WOKE, bigot. It’s a well-known fact that James Watt stole his steam engine designs from the Somalis

    Not from Somalia, but from Wattkanda.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Danindc
    Lo freakin L
  65. @Anonymous
    Krugman emblemizing those atavistic tribal emnities:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/opinion/trump-republican-party-authoritarianism.html


    Why It Can Happen Here
    We’re very close to becoming another Poland or Hungary.

    Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a friend of mine — an expert on international relations — made a joke: “Now that Eastern Europe is free from the alien ideology of Communism, it can return to its true historical path — fascism.”
     

    I'm itching to know what tribe Krugman's friend belongs to.

    ... In both countries the ruling parties — Law and Justice in Poland, Fidesz in Hungary — have established regimes that maintain the forms of popular elections, but have destroyed the independence of the judiciary, suppressed freedom of the press, institutionalized large-scale corruption and effectively delegitimized dissent. The result seems likely to be one-party rule for the foreseeable future.
     
    As opposed to maintaining the forms of popular elections but ensuring one-party rule by importing Ahmed Alis to vote.

    ... Don’t tell me about “economic anxiety.” That’s not what happened in Poland, which grew steadily through the financial crisis and its aftermath. And it’s not what happened here in 2016: Study after study has found that racial resentment, not economic distress, drove Trump voters.

    The point is that we’re suffering from the same disease — white nationalism run wild — that has already effectively killed democracy in some other Western nations. And we’re very, very close to the point of no return.
     

    As opposed to the good point of no return: the eclipse of a white/native majority.

    Is Krugman an African Albino?

    • Replies: @syonredux

    Is Krugman an African Albino?
     
    For his sake, I hope not....

    In parts of Africa, people with albinism are hunted for their body parts. The latest victim: a 9-year-old boy

    http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-malawi-albinos-hunted-2017-story.html
  66. @Corvinus
    "Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?"

    Just another brick in the (empire) wall for John Bull.

    "So what you’re saying is that African countries were better off as colonies?"

    No, what I'm saying is that Africa as colonies became worse off in a number of respects as a result of (white) European intervention.

    Whatever would the British have done without the untold mineral riches of Somalia?”

    Just another brick in the (empire) wall for John Bull.

    So many bricks in the British wall: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, James Clerk Maxwell, Michael Faraday, Francis Bacon, ……

    Who are the bricks in the Somali wall?

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  67. @Anonymous
    That is one ugly and scary-looking little black kid. (S)he really does look like something out of a nightmare.

    At least the sculpture isn’t dangerous like these ugly, scary and murderous big black kids.

  68. @Redneck farmer
    Is Krugman an African Albino?

    Is Krugman an African Albino?

    For his sake, I hope not….

    In parts of Africa, people with albinism are hunted for their body parts. The latest victim: a 9-year-old boy

    http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-malawi-albinos-hunted-2017-story.html

  69. Earlier this year, they put up a 23-foot tall statue of a black woman in Copenhagen. It is called “I am Queen Mary” and represents one of the three black women who led a rebellion and burnt plantations on St. Croix in 1878.

    The NYT has dubbed it the first statue of a black woman in Denmark, which, in this case, seems to hint at a desire for many more to come.

    She is sitting on a peacock throne – a shape very vaguely similar to the one in Black Panther and which apparently has a history of association with black politics, since Huey Newton first posed on one.

    Interestingly, she has a torch in one hand and a killing implement in the other.

    I don’t know when it was dedicated but the NYT ran the story on March 31, which was perhaps a day too early.

    • Replies: @Lot
    It wasn't a rebellion so much as a race riot, started by an incident of supposed police brutality.

    60 killed, the capital of St Croix completely burnt down.

    So let's build a giant statue to the ringleader, and have her holding a torch!

    https://www.dailyscandinavian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/120418-Inuaguration-I-Am-Queen-Mary-photo-by-Thorsten-Altmann-Krueger-1024x768.jpg

    https://www.dailyscandinavian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/120418-i-am-queen-mary-ehler-belle-696x392.jpg
    , @syonredux

    She is sitting on a peacock throne – a shape very vaguely similar to the one in Black Panther and which apparently has a history of association with black politics, since Huey Newton first posed on one.
     
    Black cultural appropriation?

    The Peacock Throne was a famous jeweled throne that was the seat of the Mughal emperors of India. It was commissioned in the early 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences) in the Red Fort of Delhi. The original throne was subsequently captured and taken as a war trophy in 1739 by the Persian emperor Nadir Shah, and has been lost since. A replacement throne based on the original was commissioned afterwards and existed until the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_Throne
  70. @the one they call Desanex
    That bas-relief T-shirt is an innovation. What is the image? Looks like it might be this:
    https://fontmeme.com/images/Gone-with-the-Wind-Movie-Poster.jpg

    Vivien Leigh had beautiful hair.

  71. @hmmm

    There should be a statue of him called “White Flight: You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide.”
     
    or how about:

    "White Flight: You Can Run, But Not Fast Enough."

    I was thinking: “You can’t run; you can’t hide; and we will follow you around.”

    • Replies: @TheJester
    I've seen that anger on the face of Black rioters before. 1968? Can't see from the picture of the bronze, but is she holding her right thumb and index finger in the money sign?

    My version:


    "You crackers can't run, you can't hide, and we're coming for you. We don't want your culture; we don't want your jobs; we don't want your education; we don't want to do what you do. Most of all, we don't want to integrate ... all we want is to own what you own. Get it? Make it happen or we'll burn the goddamn place down!"
     
    This is called "diversity" ... the new vibrant worldwide power differential that the progs say we all need to accept and accommodate as our Brave New World. Reparations for something or another they say ... although the naked, unadulterated cultural-wide crime of extortion is perhaps a better description.

    On second thought, it's a call to arms.

  72. Steve,
    That old man is attempting to flee not with a cane but a cross country ski pole. You don’t see a ton of angry black girls with dreads while skiing the back country of Lofsdalen.

  73. @kaganovitch
    Get WOKE, bigot. It’s a well-known fact that James Watt stole his steam engine designs from the Somalis

    Not from Somalia, but from Wattkanda.

    Lo freakin L

  74. @Excal
    It is not obvious to me that this sculptor's attitude toward the "new Swedes" is altogether welcoming.

    That’s a good point

  75. @songbird
    Earlier this year, they put up a 23-foot tall statue of a black woman in Copenhagen. It is called "I am Queen Mary" and represents one of the three black women who led a rebellion and burnt plantations on St. Croix in 1878.

    The NYT has dubbed it the first statue of a black woman in Denmark, which, in this case, seems to hint at a desire for many more to come.

    She is sitting on a peacock throne - a shape very vaguely similar to the one in Black Panther and which apparently has a history of association with black politics, since Huey Newton first posed on one.

    Interestingly, she has a torch in one hand and a killing implement in the other.

    I don't know when it was dedicated but the NYT ran the story on March 31, which was perhaps a day too early.

    It wasn’t a rebellion so much as a race riot, started by an incident of supposed police brutality.

    60 killed, the capital of St Croix completely burnt down.

    So let’s build a giant statue to the ringleader, and have her holding a torch!

    • LOL: songbird
    • Replies: @songbird
    Should be a nat gas flame, so other torches can be lit from it.
  76. “The only sensible solution is to bring in more Somalis until Swedes can no longer tip Swedish elections. We call that Democracy.”

    This is only question there is for America. Will enough Americans get what you’re saying here, and start voting?

    Immigration. Everyone not a citizen or visa holder must go home. Close the borders. No more chain migration, no more visa lottery, American jobs for Americans only.

    This is all that matters.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  77. The Somali migrants ask: why are there so many extremists in this country now? Where do they keep coming from and how long until we can be rid of them?

    Also, where is that Bronze Age Pervert when we need him?

  78. @Lot
    It wasn't a rebellion so much as a race riot, started by an incident of supposed police brutality.

    60 killed, the capital of St Croix completely burnt down.

    So let's build a giant statue to the ringleader, and have her holding a torch!

    https://www.dailyscandinavian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/120418-Inuaguration-I-Am-Queen-Mary-photo-by-Thorsten-Altmann-Krueger-1024x768.jpg

    https://www.dailyscandinavian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/120418-i-am-queen-mary-ehler-belle-696x392.jpg

    Should be a nat gas flame, so other torches can be lit from it.

  79. Can someone build a statue of the stoic Starbucks dude so a few hundred years from now the handful of people sympathetic to western civilization can remember its defenders?

  80. Anonymous[338] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    The Paterno statue dates from 2001. I recall being told about the Orr statue in Boston in 1988 or 1989.

    It has picked up in the last 10 years. It started with Euro soccer stars for some reason. I remember the Jeff Koons “Bubbles” statue was considered so self-evidently tacky in the 90s, nobody would deliberately commission something like that– but then that taste barrier gave way (was Richard Florida lurking in the background…?)

    http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Fonz

    http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Headbutt_(sculpture)

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/aberdeens-kurt-cobain-day-features-weird-crying-statue-97259/

  81. India is rushing to complete the world’s tallest statue, the “Statue of Unity.” Twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, the 600 foot high monument depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a Hindu who helped unify the newly-independent country. Indians are upset that the outer bronze sculpture and the steel framework were made in China and being erected with the assistance of hundreds of Chinese workers. It’s a pet project of Prime Minister Modi. The contractors are reassuring the public by stating the bronze only constitutes 9% of the structure. Without this 9% they would have the world’s not-even-close-to-tallest rough concrete pillar, celebrating India’s technical incompetence.

    Here in the United States, we have our own monumental statue of Martin Luther King Jr in Washington’s National Mall. 100% made in China.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Cortes
    The original statue performer, made in Hollywood (with added semi naked men in sandals)...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=19iTLbUC-ZQ

  82. @AnotherDad
    I think all this filth that Steve sifts through whether the ravings of Stephen Miller's uncle Glosser, the Economist, the Atlantic's anti-semitism dectectives, Indian cranks or McCain and his accolytes; or Molly Tibbets murder or gender dysphoria or Beckys, Bono and Bronze Statues ...

    ... just makes the case for separation.

    We--the normals--simply do not need these people. Do not need the shit they foist off on us. Do not need their ideas. Do not need them. They are parasites on the West.

    Sane people just need to point that out and say "go kill yourselves, but damned if we're letting you kill us!"

    And when you say what you just said, they accuse you of “hate”.

  83. @Anonymous
    Krugman emblemizing those atavistic tribal emnities:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/opinion/trump-republican-party-authoritarianism.html


    Why It Can Happen Here
    We’re very close to becoming another Poland or Hungary.

    Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a friend of mine — an expert on international relations — made a joke: “Now that Eastern Europe is free from the alien ideology of Communism, it can return to its true historical path — fascism.”
     

    I'm itching to know what tribe Krugman's friend belongs to.

    ... In both countries the ruling parties — Law and Justice in Poland, Fidesz in Hungary — have established regimes that maintain the forms of popular elections, but have destroyed the independence of the judiciary, suppressed freedom of the press, institutionalized large-scale corruption and effectively delegitimized dissent. The result seems likely to be one-party rule for the foreseeable future.
     
    As opposed to maintaining the forms of popular elections but ensuring one-party rule by importing Ahmed Alis to vote.

    ... Don’t tell me about “economic anxiety.” That’s not what happened in Poland, which grew steadily through the financial crisis and its aftermath. And it’s not what happened here in 2016: Study after study has found that racial resentment, not economic distress, drove Trump voters.

    The point is that we’re suffering from the same disease — white nationalism run wild — that has already effectively killed democracy in some other Western nations. And we’re very, very close to the point of no return.
     

    As opposed to the good point of no return: the eclipse of a white/native majority.

    With the ascension of Jews to power in America has come a militarized police force that regards the populace as an enemy to be subdued. These are two ways of saying the same thing.

  84. @Chris Mallory
    I was going to ask
    "Is she eating an invisible sandwich or is she speaking Italian?"

    She looks like she’s thinking, “Eww, what is this stuff on my hand?”

  85. @Achilles
    http://i64.tinypic.com/169p55y.jpg

    Miscegenation, baby! Black and blond make beautiful brown! Recessive genes are overrated!

    In other race-mixing news, a black American soap-opera actor is now engaged to a Russian model with the Beckiest hair ever:

  86. @eah
    attempting to flee

    There are fewer and fewer places where Whites can go.

    2012 -- Roughly every other Somali immigrant in North America has a job, while only 20 percent of the Somali immigrants in Sweden have jobs, according to a report released on Monday by the government's Commission on the Future (Framtidskommissionen).

    It is doubtful things have changed significantly.

    No one who visits Sweden wants to see scenes like this:

    https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/5819672424_96abee0cc3_b.jpg

    From a pro-European perspective, it is *better* if they don’t get jobs and don’t integrate. Then they don’t assimilate and it is easier to eventually expel or separate in other ways. While in the US, they will have jobs, integrate, become “African-American”, marry white women, have children who will assimilate, etc etc.

  87. @Occam
    India is rushing to complete the world’s tallest statue, the “Statue of Unity." Twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, the 600 foot high monument depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a Hindu who helped unify the newly-independent country. Indians are upset that the outer bronze sculpture and the steel framework were made in China and being erected with the assistance of hundreds of Chinese workers. It’s a pet project of Prime Minister Modi. The contractors are reassuring the public by stating the bronze only constitutes 9% of the structure. Without this 9% they would have the world’s not-even-close-to-tallest rough concrete pillar, celebrating India’s technical incompetence.

    Here in the United States, we have our own monumental statue of Martin Luther King Jr in Washington’s National Mall. 100% made in China.

    The original statue performer, made in Hollywood (with added semi naked men in sandals)…

  88. Normally a statue sits on a plinth or pedastal so it is clear it is not alive. Seeing that ‘thing’ over your shoulder at night would be very scary. Sort of what George Zimmerman saw at his condo complex.

  89. When I look at the statue all I can think of is Chuckie Cheese, such anger, always anger.

  90. @Corvinus
    "After all, Somalis, unlike Swedes, are known worldwide for their political genius at forging workable political compromises."

    Indeed! For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way. But then the Invade The World, Invite The World crowd, chiefly the British, just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff. Then the Italians moved in by the early 1900's. As a result, the Somali political infrastructure was completely obliterated. After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since. NOTICE the pattern in post-colonial Africa:

    1) Widespread economic disappointment that discredited initial democracies;
    2) The formation of political parties based on ethnic or religious loyalty;
    3) Rival ethnic groups jockeying for position and power;
    4) Political instability heightened by ethnic strife and civil war;
    5) The emergence of strict one-party rule or military dictatorship;
    6) A lack of an educated electorate and a middle class to counter authoritarian rule;
    7) Trade deficits, poverty, and famine due to continued economic dependence on the West, with loans to modernize squandered by corrupt officials.

    What does this all mean? It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    If your reasoning is to be followed, then North Africa needs to pay the price of the nearly 700 year occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. North Africa needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean slave trade.

    Turkey needs to pay the price for the nearly 450 year occupation of Southeastern Europe. Turkey needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean and Black Sea slave trades.

    What about Japan and the people she colonized?

    Or are Europeans the only ones in your book who have to answer for their forefathers?

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @nebulafox
    White liberals advancing these kinds of arguments always implicitly assume that non-whites had-and still have-no agency of their own. I've got plenty of experience of this one from debating the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese are more or less reduced to passive observers of what was, after all, their own civil war. Every single freaking time.

    It also implicitly assumes that former colonial countries were essentially blank slates before the Europeans arrived. There was no such thing as tribalism, religious conflict, economic change, cultural clashes, or even a complex, morally gray history of their own-as all histories are, human beings being human beings. Yet another case of them treating non-whites as symbols to be fetishized, not as real human beings with strengths, weaknesses, and all the complex variants of human nature. It's patronizing, to say the least. Like a reversed, flip-flopped version of the White Man's Burden. It's the old conceit: everything still revolves around them. The only thing that has changed is that the moral colors flipped.

    They don't actually care about understanding the history of other cultures or the fate of non-white people, they care about virtue-signaling and politics in their native country.

    , @Corvinus
    "If your reasoning is to be followed, then North Africa needs to pay the price of the nearly 700 year occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. North Africa needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean slave trade."

    Red herring. Europe recovered, then thrived. Besides, I keep hearing how whites created everything great about the world, but they never take responsibility for anything bad in the world. I suppose that's where the Jews come in.

    "Or are Europeans the only ones in your book who have to answer for their forefathers?"

    Seems to me you are deflecting, yet again, taking ownership. I thought the Alt Right holds itself accountable.
  91. @songbird
    Earlier this year, they put up a 23-foot tall statue of a black woman in Copenhagen. It is called "I am Queen Mary" and represents one of the three black women who led a rebellion and burnt plantations on St. Croix in 1878.

    The NYT has dubbed it the first statue of a black woman in Denmark, which, in this case, seems to hint at a desire for many more to come.

    She is sitting on a peacock throne - a shape very vaguely similar to the one in Black Panther and which apparently has a history of association with black politics, since Huey Newton first posed on one.

    Interestingly, she has a torch in one hand and a killing implement in the other.

    I don't know when it was dedicated but the NYT ran the story on March 31, which was perhaps a day too early.

    She is sitting on a peacock throne – a shape very vaguely similar to the one in Black Panther and which apparently has a history of association with black politics, since Huey Newton first posed on one.

    Black cultural appropriation?

    The Peacock Throne was a famous jeweled throne that was the seat of the Mughal emperors of India. It was commissioned in the early 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences) in the Red Fort of Delhi. The original throne was subsequently captured and taken as a war trophy in 1739 by the Persian emperor Nadir Shah, and has been lost since. A replacement throne based on the original was commissioned afterwards and existed until the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

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

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Statue looks like a common "oriental" chair sold in the US fairly commonly in the 1960s and 70s. Pier One stores had them, in wicker or bamboo and plastic.

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0736/0537/products/Book0073_94005151-e57d-42be-a6b2-1c9412b57d94.jpg?v=1422471822
  92. Prior to old man Bush sending troops to Somalia at the end of 1992, I had never given much thought to that nation, nor recall ever seeing or hearing about a Somali in the US or Europe. But it was because of that intervention that we now have Somali refugees throughout the European world.

    Twenty-six years later and they are actually on the verge of materially affecting several areas throughout Europe and North America by their presence. This is unreal. A shit hole of a nation is now on the verge of culturally swamping the most advanced nations in the history of the world, albeit in small localized settings such as Minneapolis and Maine. But their presence in MN will certainly affect state-wide races there in a material manner. Ditto for certain parts of Europe.

  93. Sorry to change the subject, but does anyone here get the feeling we are about to have another “chemical weapons” attack in Syria? It has happened during the past two Aprils, and both times seemed rather fishy that Assad was involved given it would make no sense for him to use such weapons since that would bring the USA and others into the conflict. Now with one rebel stronghold left we are getting warnings that Assad will go chemical.

    With the mid-terms coming up, the last thing we need is a bulls*hit war in Syria.

  94. @Corvinus
    "After all, Somalis, unlike Swedes, are known worldwide for their political genius at forging workable political compromises."

    Indeed! For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way. But then the Invade The World, Invite The World crowd, chiefly the British, just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff. Then the Italians moved in by the early 1900's. As a result, the Somali political infrastructure was completely obliterated. After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since. NOTICE the pattern in post-colonial Africa:

    1) Widespread economic disappointment that discredited initial democracies;
    2) The formation of political parties based on ethnic or religious loyalty;
    3) Rival ethnic groups jockeying for position and power;
    4) Political instability heightened by ethnic strife and civil war;
    5) The emergence of strict one-party rule or military dictatorship;
    6) A lack of an educated electorate and a middle class to counter authoritarian rule;
    7) Trade deficits, poverty, and famine due to continued economic dependence on the West, with loans to modernize squandered by corrupt officials.

    What does this all mean? It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    Better read up on your history, Corvinus. The main reason the British found themselves in Northeastern Africa, the Horn of Africa, and further south was their attempt to end the Arab slave trade. No good deed goes unpunished.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "The main reason the British found themselves in Northeastern Africa, the Horn of Africa, and further south was their attempt to end the Arab slave trade."

    A noble, but minor, goal. The focus was on securing resources and establish coaling stations in the period following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.
  95. @syonredux

    She is sitting on a peacock throne – a shape very vaguely similar to the one in Black Panther and which apparently has a history of association with black politics, since Huey Newton first posed on one.
     
    Black cultural appropriation?

    The Peacock Throne was a famous jeweled throne that was the seat of the Mughal emperors of India. It was commissioned in the early 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences) in the Red Fort of Delhi. The original throne was subsequently captured and taken as a war trophy in 1739 by the Persian emperor Nadir Shah, and has been lost since. A replacement throne based on the original was commissioned afterwards and existed until the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_Throne

    Statue looks like a common “oriental” chair sold in the US fairly commonly in the 1960s and 70s. Pier One stores had them, in wicker or bamboo and plastic.

  96. That statue looks like the Somali Beevis. Or is it Butthead? One of those two anyway.

  97. @istevefan

    It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.
     
    If your reasoning is to be followed, then North Africa needs to pay the price of the nearly 700 year occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. North Africa needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean slave trade.

    Turkey needs to pay the price for the nearly 450 year occupation of Southeastern Europe. Turkey needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean and Black Sea slave trades.

    What about Japan and the people she colonized?

    Or are Europeans the only ones in your book who have to answer for their forefathers?

    White liberals advancing these kinds of arguments always implicitly assume that non-whites had-and still have-no agency of their own. I’ve got plenty of experience of this one from debating the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese are more or less reduced to passive observers of what was, after all, their own civil war. Every single freaking time.

    It also implicitly assumes that former colonial countries were essentially blank slates before the Europeans arrived. There was no such thing as tribalism, religious conflict, economic change, cultural clashes, or even a complex, morally gray history of their own-as all histories are, human beings being human beings. Yet another case of them treating non-whites as symbols to be fetishized, not as real human beings with strengths, weaknesses, and all the complex variants of human nature. It’s patronizing, to say the least. Like a reversed, flip-flopped version of the White Man’s Burden. It’s the old conceit: everything still revolves around them. The only thing that has changed is that the moral colors flipped.

    They don’t actually care about understanding the history of other cultures or the fate of non-white people, they care about virtue-signaling and politics in their native country.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    False saviors gotta try to save.

    It's really hard to save three-dimensional human beings who are mired in sin, and have long, complicated histories plus desires and agendas of their own.

    Progressives therefore must reduce The Other to an agency-free, sub-human abstraction who can be dealt with sans dirtying one's hands.

    This is racism in a slightly disguised, but deeply vicious and demeaning form.

    , @Corvinus
    "White liberals advancing these kinds of arguments always implicitly assume that non-whites had-and still have-no agency of their own."

    No, there is agency on their part. Agency to fix the mess in the wake of European imperialism.

    "It also implicitly assumes that former colonial countries were essentially blank slates before the Europeans arrived."

    That's actually not the argument made at all. The colonial possessions indeed had their issues prior to European intervention, but in some cases those problems were made decidedly worse when Europeans seized control of natural resources, or created artificial borders, or made internal improvements for their own benefit. their own benefit in mind.

    "They don’t actually care about understanding the history of other cultures or the fate of non-white people, they care about virtue-signaling and politics in their native country."

    As opposed to minimizing European culpability.
  98. @nebulafox
    White liberals advancing these kinds of arguments always implicitly assume that non-whites had-and still have-no agency of their own. I've got plenty of experience of this one from debating the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese are more or less reduced to passive observers of what was, after all, their own civil war. Every single freaking time.

    It also implicitly assumes that former colonial countries were essentially blank slates before the Europeans arrived. There was no such thing as tribalism, religious conflict, economic change, cultural clashes, or even a complex, morally gray history of their own-as all histories are, human beings being human beings. Yet another case of them treating non-whites as symbols to be fetishized, not as real human beings with strengths, weaknesses, and all the complex variants of human nature. It's patronizing, to say the least. Like a reversed, flip-flopped version of the White Man's Burden. It's the old conceit: everything still revolves around them. The only thing that has changed is that the moral colors flipped.

    They don't actually care about understanding the history of other cultures or the fate of non-white people, they care about virtue-signaling and politics in their native country.

    False saviors gotta try to save.

    It’s really hard to save three-dimensional human beings who are mired in sin, and have long, complicated histories plus desires and agendas of their own.

    Progressives therefore must reduce The Other to an agency-free, sub-human abstraction who can be dealt with sans dirtying one’s hands.

    This is racism in a slightly disguised, but deeply vicious and demeaning form.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  99. @Lot
    If the 2nd pic isn't loading, here it is again

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewQuackson/status/1036512372867981312

    Also from 2016: the town destroyed by migration:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3422605/The-town-destroyed-migration-week-murder-beautiful-young-social-worker-sent-shockwaves-Europe-MailOnline-shines-spotlight-Molndal.html

    Re the Daily Mail link – that doesn’t work for me. This one does though (NSFW).

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3604936/PICTURED-Blood-smeared-floors-walls-child-migrant-centre-Swedish-social-worker-22-stabbed-death-frenzied-attack-Somali-boy-TWENTY-ONE.html

    The Swedish Chief of Police at the time Dan Elliason spoke movingly of the poor little immigrant boy who committed the attack, and how this happenstance proves that Sweden needs more, more, more immigration:

    “I am obviously heartbroken for everyone involved, of course. For the person killed and their relatives. But also for the young guy who commits such a dreadful event. What has that person been through? What circumstances did this guy grow up under? What trauma does he carry with him? This whole refugee crisis shows how unfair life is in many parts of the world and we need to try our best to help.”

    https://www.weeklystandard.com/paulina-neuding/a-tale-of-two-new-years-eves

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
    Truly instructive of their mode of thought.

    The more hideous the effects of third world immigration, the more obvious it is that we need more.

    If our world weren't so completely inverted from 50 years of indoctrination, this would be seen instantly for the arrant nonsense that it is.
  100. @Anon
    https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/09/03/0334257/india-pushes-back-against-tech-colonization-by-internet-giants

    Internet giants should conversely push back against colonization by Indians.

    • Agree: songbird
  101. @Anon
    Sweden was never seen as a Moral Superpower.

    It saw ITSELF as a moral superpower and discovered it is a Moron Superpower.

    That ‘moral superpower’ business was always cringeworthy, but in our defense I’ve never heard it uttered seriously except sometimes in newspapers or on TV.

    If you happen upon someone who does claim the term, you could always ask him or her what morals those would be.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    'Moral superpower'.

    The stupidest most pompous, smug, meaningless, narcissistic phrase ever.

    Look. The mullahs who run Iran, and the Isis fanatics etc - the people who throw gays off cliffs - regard *themselves* as *the* paragons of 'moral virtue'.
  102. “They don’t have a real political agenda. They just hate immigrants. And this xenophobia is happening all over Europe.”

    So why hasn’t Ali left yet if he’s gotten the hint?

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Yeah, I don't get it. With an iota of self-awareness, Muslim and African immigrants should think to themselves, "Why do these European nations put up with us? We behave abominably. We cause far more trouble than we're worth. Who would want us in their country? Surely it would be wise for us to shape up, accept responsibility, and police the behavior of our brethren before the Europeans get fed up and expel or exterminate us all."

    Don't worry, I'm not holding my breath.
  103. @Perspective
    They culturally appropriated a typical Italian hand gesture "Atsa matta for you"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DpqsIjEL8k

    It might be an ancient negro gesture meaning ‘death to whitey’.

  104. anon[257] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    The Paterno statue dates from 2001. I recall being told about the Orr statue in Boston in 1988 or 1989.

    The 1997 hometown hero Jimi Hendrix bronze statue on Broadway in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district is kind of fun. He’s depicted in a Monterey Pop pose. It’s right at street level and people are apt to take a selfie while giving “Jimi” a smooch and caption it “‘scuse me while I kiss this guy” on their instatwitterbook.

  105. ‘A bulldog chewing a wasp’.

  106. @Pericles
    That 'moral superpower' business was always cringeworthy, but in our defense I've never heard it uttered seriously except sometimes in newspapers or on TV.

    If you happen upon someone who does claim the term, you could always ask him or her what morals those would be.

    ‘Moral superpower’.

    The stupidest most pompous, smug, meaningless, narcissistic phrase ever.

    Look. The mullahs who run Iran, and the Isis fanatics etc – the people who throw gays off cliffs – regard *themselves* as *the* paragons of ‘moral virtue’.

  107. Anon[809] • Disclaimer says:

    I’ve had a lightbulb moment. Why do black women have hair that makes people want to touch it with incredulity? It’s meant to attract. If you’re getting close enough that you’re touching a black woman’s hair, you’re just one step from wanting to have sex with her. (At least if you’re a black male.)

    Sometimes weirdness wins the mating war, like strange markings and colors on birds and animals. If it makes you look and draws you closer, that’s half the battle.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
    Nobody but nobody wants to touch black people's hair. It's just more MSM propaganda BS. Your light bulb is burnt out.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Why do black women have hair that makes people want to touch it...?

    Have you ever wanted to touch a black woman's hair? I never have. It's never even occurred to me. I was entirely unaware of this issue before it came up on this site awhile back.
  108. “They just hate immigrants. And this xenophobia is happening all over Europe.”

    Uh-oh! Better get out while you still can!

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  109. Only three months since BAPbook came out. Wat mean?

  110. @Corvinus
    "After all, Somalis, unlike Swedes, are known worldwide for their political genius at forging workable political compromises."

    Indeed! For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way. But then the Invade The World, Invite The World crowd, chiefly the British, just had to get their hands on gimmedats and free stuff. Then the Italians moved in by the early 1900's. As a result, the Somali political infrastructure was completely obliterated. After World War II, Italy was coerced to relinquish its control of Somalia, and for a decade 10 years t was a United Nations trust territory until July 1, 1960, when Somalia was granted independence. And it, unfortunately, has been down hill ever since. NOTICE the pattern in post-colonial Africa:

    1) Widespread economic disappointment that discredited initial democracies;
    2) The formation of political parties based on ethnic or religious loyalty;
    3) Rival ethnic groups jockeying for position and power;
    4) Political instability heightened by ethnic strife and civil war;
    5) The emergence of strict one-party rule or military dictatorship;
    6) A lack of an educated electorate and a middle class to counter authoritarian rule;
    7) Trade deficits, poverty, and famine due to continued economic dependence on the West, with loans to modernize squandered by corrupt officials.

    What does this all mean? It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.

    For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way.

    Kinda helps that for all that time there was less than a million of them. Much easier to organize crude village life when there is lots of elbow room.

    But then the white man came along and increased the number of Somalis forty fold. Tsk. A crime for which the white man must now pay dearly.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Kinda helps that for all that time there was less than a million of them. Much easier to organize crude village life when there is lots of elbow room."

    Crude to perhaps Europeans, but not Somalis. And village life was actually sophisticated for them. But that's what happens when Europeans barge in and demand gimmedats.

    "But then the white man came along and increased the number of Somalis forty fold."

    Yes, massa', yous be good to us niggas. Wez work hard for massa'.
  111. @Tim Howells
    Re the Daily Mail link - that doesn't work for me. This one does though (NSFW).

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3604936/PICTURED-Blood-smeared-floors-walls-child-migrant-centre-Swedish-social-worker-22-stabbed-death-frenzied-attack-Somali-boy-TWENTY-ONE.html

    The Swedish Chief of Police at the time Dan Elliason spoke movingly of the poor little immigrant boy who committed the attack, and how this happenstance proves that Sweden needs more, more, more immigration:

    "I am obviously heartbroken for everyone involved, of course. For the person killed and their relatives. But also for the young guy who commits such a dreadful event. What has that person been through? What circumstances did this guy grow up under? What trauma does he carry with him? This whole refugee crisis shows how unfair life is in many parts of the world and we need to try our best to help."

    https://www.weeklystandard.com/paulina-neuding/a-tale-of-two-new-years-eves

    Truly instructive of their mode of thought.

    The more hideous the effects of third world immigration, the more obvious it is that we need more.

    If our world weren’t so completely inverted from 50 years of indoctrination, this would be seen instantly for the arrant nonsense that it is.

  112. @Anon
    I've had a lightbulb moment. Why do black women have hair that makes people want to touch it with incredulity? It's meant to attract. If you're getting close enough that you're touching a black woman's hair, you're just one step from wanting to have sex with her. (At least if you're a black male.)

    Sometimes weirdness wins the mating war, like strange markings and colors on birds and animals. If it makes you look and draws you closer, that's half the battle.

    Nobody but nobody wants to touch black people’s hair. It’s just more MSM propaganda BS. Your light bulb is burnt out.

  113. @Anon
    All I see when I look at this statue is the first couple of seconds of this scene from Captain Phillips:

    https://youtu.be/KHsn2smp4N4

    I can see why Somalis are known as “Light bulb heads”

  114. There are several statues of Walter Hudson extant, but I think a bronze one is due him in his hometown of Hempstead. Appropriately, Hempstead is the largest village in New York, and located in Hempstead, the largest town in New York. (That’s by population, not physical size. Still appropriate, though.)

    Walter was born the day before D-Day, and died on Christmas Eve, 1991.

    Walter Hudson - The fourth most obese human in medical history.

  115. @The Dumpster
    "They don’t have a real political agenda. They just hate immigrants. And this xenophobia is happening all over Europe.”

    So why hasn't Ali left yet if he's gotten the hint?

    Yeah, I don’t get it. With an iota of self-awareness, Muslim and African immigrants should think to themselves, “Why do these European nations put up with us? We behave abominably. We cause far more trouble than we’re worth. Who would want us in their country? Surely it would be wise for us to shape up, accept responsibility, and police the behavior of our brethren before the Europeans get fed up and expel or exterminate us all.”

    Don’t worry, I’m not holding my breath.

  116. @Anon
    I've had a lightbulb moment. Why do black women have hair that makes people want to touch it with incredulity? It's meant to attract. If you're getting close enough that you're touching a black woman's hair, you're just one step from wanting to have sex with her. (At least if you're a black male.)

    Sometimes weirdness wins the mating war, like strange markings and colors on birds and animals. If it makes you look and draws you closer, that's half the battle.

    Why do black women have hair that makes people want to touch it…?

    Have you ever wanted to touch a black woman’s hair? I never have. It’s never even occurred to me. I was entirely unaware of this issue before it came up on this site awhile back.

  117. @Steve Sailer
    The Paterno statue dates from 2001. I recall being told about the Orr statue in Boston in 1988 or 1989.

    Unveiled in 2010, the Orr statue is relatively youthful in these parts.

    https://www.nhl.com/bruins/news/bobby-orr-statue-to-be-unveiled/c-527343

    This is the patriarch of Boston sports statues, unveiled in the fall of 1985.

    http://www.celticsbeagle.net/redtribute.html

  118. @Daniel H
    Whoa, that fella on the left looks like he is going to touch the statue's hair. No, no, don't touch the black lady's hair. That's enough to start a riot.

    In America there has recently been a lot of activity in the copper stealing profession. Apparently black youths break into homes and businesses and rip out the copper plumbing and wiring. Another source of income for the people.

    Bronze is partly copper. We also have a spate of statues being pulled down. Again by blacks. So maybe the locals could pull this monument down and melt it. I don’t know the current price of copper, tin or bronze. I don’t know if you can easily separate the constituent metals in an alloy, and finally I don’t know if Sweden as yet has enough blacks to sustain a statue melting industry.

    Someone should look into this opportunity.

    • Replies: @Me1
    You can sell scrap bronze or copper at any scrapyard. Goes at 4-5$ per kg. Roma (Gypsies) do it all the time.
    , @Mr. Rational
    I know I wrote a comment about that very thing, but apparently it didn't pass muster.
  119. @MEH 0910
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmJtqkeX0AEkx70.jpg

    Why is she grimacing and squinting and making the “money” sign? If they are going to put up a statue of a diverse kid why not put up a pleasant looking one?

    Swedes are weird.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational

    Why is she grimacing and squinting and making the “money” sign? If they are going to put up a statue of a diverse kid why not put up a pleasant looking one?
     
    Because making public spaces ugly is part of the agenda:

    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
     
    From "The 45 goals of communism" as read into the Congressional Record.
  120. I have long believed that the “fig sign” originated in the Middle East, commemorating an occasion when an arrogant potentate, touring a subjugated land, detected that his camel was suffering discomfort due to a date pit lodged in his anus, and commanded a bystander to dig it out with his teeth. I’m not sure who the potentate was, but it may have been Mohammed. Yet, the wikipedia article omits this explanation. Does anyone else remember it like I do?

  121. Can we bronze all Neocons?

    Dip ’em, stand ’em at DC Mall

    for pigeons to use.

  122. @Pat Boyle
    In America there has recently been a lot of activity in the copper stealing profession. Apparently black youths break into homes and businesses and rip out the copper plumbing and wiring. Another source of income for the people.

    Bronze is partly copper. We also have a spate of statues being pulled down. Again by blacks. So maybe the locals could pull this monument down and melt it. I don't know the current price of copper, tin or bronze. I don't know if you can easily separate the constituent metals in an alloy, and finally I don't know if Sweden as yet has enough blacks to sustain a statue melting industry.

    Someone should look into this opportunity.

    You can sell scrap bronze or copper at any scrapyard. Goes at 4-5$ per kg. Roma (Gypsies) do it all the time.

  123. Artists seem to have a really hard time depicting black people in a Romantic or heroic style suitable for public works.

    Chinese memorial to the brutal reign of god-emperor MLK

    Obama In The Mist

    Michelle Obama iconic hair salon print

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTL3Ya2y6OjFBWB1u9yCgvwfF0bIUXIHV8UwGnedHhWCd1De3dM

    And then this Swedish artists casts Angry Little Pickaninny in bronze.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Artists seem to have a really hard time depicting black people in a Romantic or heroic style suitable for public works."

    Slow day chasing ambulances?
  124. @syonredux
    http://www.everypainterpaintshimself.com/article_images_new/Perseus_Cellini_Loggia_dei_Lanzi_2005_09_13.jpg

    Perhaps my favourite statue.

    Not only a great work of human genius as it stands (and how it stands!) but also a telling depiction of the end result when Woman dares to vie for equality with Man.
    The complementarity of men and women which is at the basis of civilisation is a miracle of fecund beauty; their unnatural opposition to one another is Satan’s riposte, and must be dealt the pitiless and definitive blow so strikingly depicted by Cellini.

  125. @S. Anonyia
    Why is she grimacing and squinting and making the "money" sign? If they are going to put up a statue of a diverse kid why not put up a pleasant looking one?

    Swedes are weird.

    Why is she grimacing and squinting and making the “money” sign? If they are going to put up a statue of a diverse kid why not put up a pleasant looking one?

    Because making public spaces ugly is part of the agenda:

    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

    From “The 45 goals of communism” as read into the Congressional Record.

  126. @Pat Boyle
    In America there has recently been a lot of activity in the copper stealing profession. Apparently black youths break into homes and businesses and rip out the copper plumbing and wiring. Another source of income for the people.

    Bronze is partly copper. We also have a spate of statues being pulled down. Again by blacks. So maybe the locals could pull this monument down and melt it. I don't know the current price of copper, tin or bronze. I don't know if you can easily separate the constituent metals in an alloy, and finally I don't know if Sweden as yet has enough blacks to sustain a statue melting industry.

    Someone should look into this opportunity.

    I know I wrote a comment about that very thing, but apparently it didn’t pass muster.

  127. “The contractors are reassuring the public by stating the bronze only constitutes 9% of the structure.”

    In the US, foreign film makers remove the American flag from the moon landing and blame the public for noticing.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  128. @bomag
    I was thinking: "You can't run; you can't hide; and we will follow you around."

    I’ve seen that anger on the face of Black rioters before. 1968? Can’t see from the picture of the bronze, but is she holding her right thumb and index finger in the money sign?

    My version:

    “You crackers can’t run, you can’t hide, and we’re coming for you. We don’t want your culture; we don’t want your jobs; we don’t want your education; we don’t want to do what you do. Most of all, we don’t want to integrate … all we want is to own what you own. Get it? Make it happen or we’ll burn the goddamn place down!”

    This is called “diversity” … the new vibrant worldwide power differential that the progs say we all need to accept and accommodate as our Brave New World. Reparations for something or another they say … although the naked, unadulterated cultural-wide crime of extortion is perhaps a better description.

    On second thought, it’s a call to arms.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  129. @syonredux

    No, what I’m saying is that Africa as colonies became worse off in a number of respects as a result of (white) European intervention.
     
    Too bad that (Black) Europeans didn't lend them a hand.....

    “Too bad that (Black) Europeans didn’t lend them a hand…..”

    Regardless of your flippant remark, the truth still is the truth. (White) European intervention is a direct result of current African political dysfunction.

    “Who are the bricks in the Somali wall?”

    As I stated earlier, you are mailing it in.

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

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  130. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Artists seem to have a really hard time depicting black people in a Romantic or heroic style suitable for public works.

    Chinese memorial to the brutal reign of god-emperor MLK

    https://s-i.huffpost.com/gen/1304599/images/n-MARTIN-LUTHER-KING-MEMORIAL-CHANGES-628x314.jpg

    Obama In The Mist

    https://cdn06.allafrica.com/download/pic/main/main/csiid/00460210:ee4ebef19569a0ed6bab86e22ebb8b31:arc614x376:w614:us1.png

    Michelle Obama iconic hair salon print

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTL3Ya2y6OjFBWB1u9yCgvwfF0bIUXIHV8UwGnedHhWCd1De3dM

    And then this Swedish artists casts Angry Little Pickaninny in bronze.

    “Artists seem to have a really hard time depicting black people in a Romantic or heroic style suitable for public works.”

    Slow day chasing ambulances?

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  131. @istevefan

    It means that Europeans are in part responsible for the turmoil here, and other places, in Africa. Hate fact, I understand. But you reap what you sow.
     
    If your reasoning is to be followed, then North Africa needs to pay the price of the nearly 700 year occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. North Africa needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean slave trade.

    Turkey needs to pay the price for the nearly 450 year occupation of Southeastern Europe. Turkey needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean and Black Sea slave trades.

    What about Japan and the people she colonized?

    Or are Europeans the only ones in your book who have to answer for their forefathers?

    “If your reasoning is to be followed, then North Africa needs to pay the price of the nearly 700 year occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. North Africa needs to pay the price for the Mediterranean slave trade.”

    Red herring. Europe recovered, then thrived. Besides, I keep hearing how whites created everything great about the world, but they never take responsibility for anything bad in the world. I suppose that’s where the Jews come in.

    “Or are Europeans the only ones in your book who have to answer for their forefathers?”

    Seems to me you are deflecting, yet again, taking ownership. I thought the Alt Right holds itself accountable.

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  132. @bomag

    For centuries, the Somalis experienced relative peace due to their ability to do things their own way.
     
    Kinda helps that for all that time there was less than a million of them. Much easier to organize crude village life when there is lots of elbow room.

    But then the white man came along and increased the number of Somalis forty fold. Tsk. A crime for which the white man must now pay dearly.

    “Kinda helps that for all that time there was less than a million of them. Much easier to organize crude village life when there is lots of elbow room.”

    Crude to perhaps Europeans, but not Somalis. And village life was actually sophisticated for them. But that’s what happens when Europeans barge in and demand gimmedats.

    “But then the white man came along and increased the number of Somalis forty fold.”

    Yes, massa’, yous be good to us niggas. Wez work hard for massa’.

    • Replies: @bomag
    Believe me, we are getting no thanks.

    Examine your premises once in awhile. Colonialism was almost universally a net drain on the home country. Non-colonizers such as Scandinavia, etc. came to be as wealthy or wealthier than such as Portugal and Spain.

    Familiarize yourself with the idea of path independence.. Countries tend to achieve today's status in spite of their past.
  133. @nebulafox
    White liberals advancing these kinds of arguments always implicitly assume that non-whites had-and still have-no agency of their own. I've got plenty of experience of this one from debating the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese are more or less reduced to passive observers of what was, after all, their own civil war. Every single freaking time.

    It also implicitly assumes that former colonial countries were essentially blank slates before the Europeans arrived. There was no such thing as tribalism, religious conflict, economic change, cultural clashes, or even a complex, morally gray history of their own-as all histories are, human beings being human beings. Yet another case of them treating non-whites as symbols to be fetishized, not as real human beings with strengths, weaknesses, and all the complex variants of human nature. It's patronizing, to say the least. Like a reversed, flip-flopped version of the White Man's Burden. It's the old conceit: everything still revolves around them. The only thing that has changed is that the moral colors flipped.

    They don't actually care about understanding the history of other cultures or the fate of non-white people, they care about virtue-signaling and politics in their native country.

    “White liberals advancing these kinds of arguments always implicitly assume that non-whites had-and still have-no agency of their own.”

    No, there is agency on their part. Agency to fix the mess in the wake of European imperialism.

    “It also implicitly assumes that former colonial countries were essentially blank slates before the Europeans arrived.”

    That’s actually not the argument made at all. The colonial possessions indeed had their issues prior to European intervention, but in some cases those problems were made decidedly worse when Europeans seized control of natural resources, or created artificial borders, or made internal improvements for their own benefit. their own benefit in mind.

    “They don’t actually care about understanding the history of other cultures or the fate of non-white people, they care about virtue-signaling and politics in their native country.”

    As opposed to minimizing European culpability.

    • Replies: @anon
    No, there is agency on their part. Agency to fix the mess in the wake of European imperialism.

    Citation needed.
  134. @George
    "going back, perhaps, to the statue of hockey player Bobby Orr "

    Joe Paterno? I think Paterno predates Orr and he started the current fashion of tearing the statues down.

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

    Dearborn Michigan last September re-erected the statue of their infamous mayor, Orville Hubbard (1942-1978) after a couple of years in hiatus. The bronze sculpture of Hubbard was originally dismantled in September 2015 during an emotional national debate about flags and other symbols of the Confederacy after the shooting of nine African Americans in Charleston, S.C.

    Orville’s mantra “Keep Dearborn Clean” was (correctly) viewed as a strategy for de facto segregation.

    In 1969, Hubbard told the New York Times: “I don’t hate (racial epithet). Christ, I don’t even dislike them. But if whites don’t want to live with (racial epithet), they sure as hell don’t have to. Dammit, this is a free country. This is America.”

    (How long until local ordinances are passed to prevent whites from freely moving to un-diverse areas?)

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2017/03/31/orville-hubbard-statue-dearborn/99867074/

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational

    (How long until local ordinances are passed to prevent whites from freely moving to un-diverse areas?)
     
    I'm unable to find the article now, but recently a White parent was prevented from transferring her children out of the heavily minority school district in which she lived into a neighboring one (which had openings) because it would increase segregation.

    That was a matter of who got what bodies and associated money from people who actually lived in-district, though.  I doubt very much that freedom of movement is at risk, because preventing Whites from moving out immediately brings up the obvious step of preventing non-Whites from moving in.  That would be too damn popular to allow.
  135. @Jus' Sayin'...
    Better read up on your history, Corvinus. The main reason the British found themselves in Northeastern Africa, the Horn of Africa, and further south was their attempt to end the Arab slave trade. No good deed goes unpunished.

    “The main reason the British found themselves in Northeastern Africa, the Horn of Africa, and further south was their attempt to end the Arab slave trade.”

    A noble, but minor, goal. The focus was on securing resources and establish coaling stations in the period following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.

  136. @Corvinus
    "White liberals advancing these kinds of arguments always implicitly assume that non-whites had-and still have-no agency of their own."

    No, there is agency on their part. Agency to fix the mess in the wake of European imperialism.

    "It also implicitly assumes that former colonial countries were essentially blank slates before the Europeans arrived."

    That's actually not the argument made at all. The colonial possessions indeed had their issues prior to European intervention, but in some cases those problems were made decidedly worse when Europeans seized control of natural resources, or created artificial borders, or made internal improvements for their own benefit. their own benefit in mind.

    "They don’t actually care about understanding the history of other cultures or the fate of non-white people, they care about virtue-signaling and politics in their native country."

    As opposed to minimizing European culpability.

    No, there is agency on their part. Agency to fix the mess in the wake of European imperialism.

    Citation needed.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    Get woke, bigot!

    http://revealinghistories.org.uk/africa-the-arrival-of-europeans-and-the-transatlantic-slave-trade/articles/the-underdevelopment-of-africa-by-europe.html

    https://www.pambazuka.org/global-south/effects-colonialism-africas-past-and-present
  137. @Paul Jolliffe
    Dearborn Michigan last September re-erected the statue of their infamous mayor, Orville Hubbard (1942-1978) after a couple of years in hiatus. The bronze sculpture of Hubbard was originally dismantled in September 2015 during an emotional national debate about flags and other symbols of the Confederacy after the shooting of nine African Americans in Charleston, S.C.

    Orville's mantra "Keep Dearborn Clean" was (correctly) viewed as a strategy for de facto segregation.

    In 1969, Hubbard told the New York Times: “I don’t hate (racial epithet). Christ, I don’t even dislike them. But if whites don’t want to live with (racial epithet), they sure as hell don’t have to. Dammit, this is a free country. This is America.”

    (How long until local ordinances are passed to prevent whites from freely moving to un-diverse areas?)

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2017/03/31/orville-hubbard-statue-dearborn/99867074/

    (How long until local ordinances are passed to prevent whites from freely moving to un-diverse areas?)

    I’m unable to find the article now, but recently a White parent was prevented from transferring her children out of the heavily minority school district in which she lived into a neighboring one (which had openings) because it would increase segregation.

    That was a matter of who got what bodies and associated money from people who actually lived in-district, though.  I doubt very much that freedom of movement is at risk, because preventing Whites from moving out immediately brings up the obvious step of preventing non-Whites from moving in.  That would be too damn popular to allow.

  138. @Corvinus
    "Kinda helps that for all that time there was less than a million of them. Much easier to organize crude village life when there is lots of elbow room."

    Crude to perhaps Europeans, but not Somalis. And village life was actually sophisticated for them. But that's what happens when Europeans barge in and demand gimmedats.

    "But then the white man came along and increased the number of Somalis forty fold."

    Yes, massa', yous be good to us niggas. Wez work hard for massa'.

    Believe me, we are getting no thanks.

    Examine your premises once in awhile. Colonialism was almost universally a net drain on the home country. Non-colonizers such as Scandinavia, etc. came to be as wealthy or wealthier than such as Portugal and Spain.

    Familiarize yourself with the idea of path independence.. Countries tend to achieve today’s status in spite of their past.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Examine your premises once in awhile. Colonialism was almost universally a net drain on the home country."

    You are absolutely laughable. Prior to British intervention in India, India accounted for 1/4 of world GDP. By the time India was granted independence, its share was about 2%.

    Colonialism was an absolute money maker for European nations. The pillaging and plundering billions of dollars of natural resources from Asia and Africa enabled the home economy to prosper as a result of the development and expansion of banking institutions, agricultural pursuits, and of course industrialization. The market economy in Europe exploded, which created an environment in which private enterprise was able to engage in exploration and trade traditionally dominated by governments. And with a decided higher probability of return, credit led to the accumulation of capital, which led directly to the joint-stock companies, which furthered European economic dominance.

    "Joseph Inikori's masterful book, Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England, shows how African consumers, free and enslaved, nurtured Britain's infant manufacturing industry. As Malachy Postlethwayt, the political economist, candidly put it in 1745: "British trade is a magnificent superstructure of American commerce and naval power on an African foundation."

    Source --> https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/aug/20/past.hearafrica05

    "Non-colonizers such as Scandinavia, etc. came to be as wealthy or wealthier than such as Portugal and Spain."

    Citations?

    "Familiarize yourself with the idea of path independence.. Countries tend to achieve today’s status in spite of their past."

    All you did here was give a link without context. Next time, do some intellectual heavy lifting.

  139. @bomag
    Believe me, we are getting no thanks.

    Examine your premises once in awhile. Colonialism was almost universally a net drain on the home country. Non-colonizers such as Scandinavia, etc. came to be as wealthy or wealthier than such as Portugal and Spain.

    Familiarize yourself with the idea of path independence.. Countries tend to achieve today's status in spite of their past.

    “Examine your premises once in awhile. Colonialism was almost universally a net drain on the home country.”

    You are absolutely laughable. Prior to British intervention in India, India accounted for 1/4 of world GDP. By the time India was granted independence, its share was about 2%.

    Colonialism was an absolute money maker for European nations. The pillaging and plundering billions of dollars of natural resources from Asia and Africa enabled the home economy to prosper as a result of the development and expansion of banking institutions, agricultural pursuits, and of course industrialization. The market economy in Europe exploded, which created an environment in which private enterprise was able to engage in exploration and trade traditionally dominated by governments. And with a decided higher probability of return, credit led to the accumulation of capital, which led directly to the joint-stock companies, which furthered European economic dominance.

    “Joseph Inikori’s masterful book, Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England, shows how African consumers, free and enslaved, nurtured Britain’s infant manufacturing industry. As Malachy Postlethwayt, the political economist, candidly put it in 1745: “British trade is a magnificent superstructure of American commerce and naval power on an African foundation.”

    Source –> https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/aug/20/past.hearafrica05

    “Non-colonizers such as Scandinavia, etc. came to be as wealthy or wealthier than such as Portugal and Spain.”

    Citations?

    “Familiarize yourself with the idea of path independence.. Countries tend to achieve today’s status in spite of their past.”

    All you did here was give a link without context. Next time, do some intellectual heavy lifting.

  140. Most books on colonialism are left wing political screeds.

    Every time I’ve seen a somewhat serious look at the economics, the cost of maintaining a colony far exceeded the benefit. Puerto Rico writ large.

    Path independence means Somalia will be Somalia independent of a few ships showing up off their coast.

  141. Colonialism always fails. Because successful colonies aren’t called colonies. They’re called nations.

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