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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

The Great Awokening Conspiracy Theory
by Steve Sailer

June 12, 2019

What accounts for The Great Awokening that began in roughly 2013? Why did vast numbers of white Democrats suddenly subscribe to theories that only Grievance Studies majors took seriously before?

Over the past few weeks, two academics working separately, Zach Goldberg and David Rozado, have documented how extremist The New York Times, once known as The Gray Lady for its decorum, became during Obama’s second term.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. Anonymous[536] • Disclaimer says:

    Off topic, but what is Flynn thinking hiring a media talking head, book touter, right wing grifter?

    I love me the right, but I hate when we act with low IQ.

    That’s what I loved about stealth smacking the average Harvard superstar. Getting butt-spanked Good Will Hunting style by a military fuck.

    But man…sometimes we are just stupid. Smoking the hopium pipe.

  2. Tipsy says:

    There is a positive (unstable) feedback loop here: the Democrats radicalize the NYT, the NYT radicalizes the Democrats. It won’t stop until it spins out of control.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Olorin
  3. anon[236] • Disclaimer says:

    Theory 1: Occupy Wall Street was responsible. The Ruling Class suddenly got scared the yunguns were going to come and take their bank accounts away from them, so they diverted attention from themselves to poor and middle class whites through marginalist pandering and fearmongering.

    Theory 2: The mask merely slipped, revealing the radical left for what they always were underneath. Once they thought the country’s demographics had changed enough to prevent republicans from ever again taking the White House, they let loose their inner demons because they didn’t see any reason to continue the deception.

  4. During the Cold War, the meeting that brought capitalists and statesmen together in secret was Bilderberg. It’s still going strong, but it has been supplanted by the publicity-crazed Davos conference every January.

    There’s a difference?

    Certainly, Bernie Sanders feels that now-fashionable notions like reparations and open borders are millstones around the necks of any Democrats…

    That’s not what he told Jacobin magazine a few months ago.

    Was racism really three times as bad in 2015 as in 2011?

    Or a thousand times as bad as in 1940, when white Southerners were kissing FDRs… wheels?

  5. The vengeance they have in store for 2021 is going to make The Great Awokening look like child’s play.

    • Replies: @Sextus Empiricus
  6. Thomas B Edsall wrote this in 2011:

    For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.

    All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.

    The Democrat Party and the corporate media and academia and other outfits switched to the grievance stuff in tandem with explicitly abandoning Whites Without College Degrees.

    Tweet from 2015:

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
  7. Hunsdon says:

    You wrote honk.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Pericles
  8. This is notable: Trump stops a culturally insensitive, imperialistic practice, and he’s criticized from the Left:

    Pence calls US ban on flying LGBTQ flags from embassies ‘the right decision’

    Who would be angrierest about this flag waving in Jerusalem?

  9. Anonymous[406] • Disclaimer says:

    Slim pays the NYT but it’s Jewish-run, so Occam’s Razor would suggest, “What do Jews want?”

    Blaming whites diverts gaze from Jewish Power. ‘Gay Pride’ boosts minority elite power and undermines moral righteousness of white Christian majority.

    And how clever they came up with ‘woke’ to replace Political Correctness. A sign of the times that those who are least awake to reality are called ‘woke’.

    When it comes to PC, there are those who know and manipulate. There are those who don’t know and are manipulated. Like the difference between master and dog. Or between televangelist crook and his flock. One type uses mania/hysteria to gain power and influence for himself. Other type fall under sway.

    Rich people tend to be smart but also very busy and have little knowledge beyond their expertise. So, they rely on truth as delivered by others. Also, as status is a big thing in their lives, they gravitate to any view that is presented as status-friendly.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  10. Clyde says:

    Why did vast numbers of white Democrats suddenly subscribe to theories that only Grievance Studies majors took seriously before?

    This is a race to to the bottom in loony left click chick baiting and virtue signaling. Time compressed by twitter and other media Vox echo chambers. So amusing to see ol Joe Biden trying to compete with stylish hypnotized hypocrites Kamala and Kirsten Gillibrand, and or adopt their woke jive.
    “Conform or be cast out”
    Pitiful!
    Is Cory Booker still running with Buttigieg to form the Dems dream ticket?

    • Replies: @BB753
  11. jb says:

    I’d like to suggest a portmanteau: “wokebie” (pronounced woke’-bee), for “woke zombie”. (An alternate pronunciation might be woke’-uh-bee; that might roll off of the tongue easier).

  12. Anon7 says:

    Democrats finally felt comfortable beating white people up about race (the Awokening) because they had elected a black man as President. There were two key parts:

    1) Barack Obama spoke ex cathedra on matters of race.
    2) In America, everything is about race.

    That’s why white democrats feel so lost without Obama. How else will they know the right answers? Better go even heavier on the white-bashing; you just can’t know how much will satisfy.

  13. 34 years ago, KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov predicted this and shared four brainwashing techniques they were using to, as Edward Bernays put it, crystallize public opinion: https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/34-years-ago-a-kgb-defector-described-america-today

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Yuri+Alexandrovich+Bezmenov&oq=Yuri+Alexandrovich+Bezmenov&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    , @dfordoom
  14. Altai says:

    If the the supposed catalyst is assumed to only be dissemination of the message, then why need top-down conspiracy? The Tumblr-Twitter pipeline and young women spending ungodly amounts of time on Twitter along with news rooms becoming full of such people with crappy contracts and no job security being told to write stories that will get them clicks.

    I’m sure the oligarchs like SJWism because it doesn’t have much to say about class or labour dynamics and because the wealthy always like liberal social standards as it affords them more freedom to enjoy themselves without social responsibility and because being wealthy and secure they don’t pay the costs of ‘refugees welcome’ but simultaneously guffaw at their native working class, one of them is their enemy the other is not (yet). But did they orchestrate this? It seemed more like a critical mass from elite overproduction leaving a lot of people who would of otherwise been living more normal lives to carve out careers in the SJW industries.

  15. It’s all a huge distraction from Hillary, the email server, and the Clinton Foundation.

    Those are the smoking guns that prove 80% of the Federal government is guilty of treason.

  16. Barnard says:

    The elites don’t actually believe in anything other than their own wealth and power. They have no religious beliefs and don’t care about their own countries or even cities. Eventually, I would expect a subset of them to push democratic countries to give up democracy in exchange for security from state, which of course they will control. I don’t think this is a well organized, well thought out plan in an “inner party” sort of way.

  17. @Reg Cæsar

    This is no surprise. The diplomatic corps has always been full of fruits.

    • Agree: Alden
  18. El Dato says:

    Not too shabby.

    Although “Woke Capital” might be replaced advantageously by “Woke Street”.

    The NYT (like the Guardian) has always been a NPC-management bullhorn of powerful actors.

    Here’s one from Salon of all places:

    In the last days of May or the first of June 1954, Allen Dulles messaged Arthur Hays Sulzberger, the Times’ publisher (and grandfather of the current publisher) to say he wanted Gruson out of Guatemala. On June 3, Sulzberger telephoned Dulles to say he would get it done. The coup operation started June 18. By June 27 Arbenz was gone.

    First, Gruson’s case was not an isolated incident, as many scholars have established. Sulzbeger and Dulles had a close working relationship, and the Times’ history of collusion with Washington extends back much further than the 1950s.

    Second, the coup began a period of military rule, civil war and repression that killed (no one yet knows the accurate number) 140,000 to 200,000 people by the time it ended in 1996. Think about how differently this period might have turned out had the Times given Dulles the shove he deserved, reported the corrupting request itself and then left Gruson in place to cover the coup.

    Pushing for war based on constructed evidence like an innocent pucelle hearing angelic voices? We have yellowcake? We have aluminum tubes that can only be used for uranium centrifuges? The NYT can print it. Seeing Russians in Ukraine in an editorial while seeing no Russians in a photo report a few pages in? No problem. Israel unable to do much wrong? Assad must go because he’s been “gassing his own people”? It can be served. Hillary MUST be elected? So be it. Brett Kavanaugh not believable but Christine Blasey Ford entirely believable? Russian Collusion? Assange persona non grata since the DNC leak? Sure thing. Etc. Etc.

    They are a tool. An not only a tool of their own stunted vision. There are bound to be phones ringing and quid pro quos being agreed on. Maybe brown envelopes are being moved. They take bipartisan offers. They definitely take Deep State offers.

    NYT: The Term “Deep State” Is Downright Un-American!

    Oh yes.

    There is a PhD in mapping the world that the NYT is writing about.

  19. Even though I’ve learned not to be “shocked” by the lunacy … was still surprised to learn that the US had been flying the fag flag from its embassies.

    Absolutely disgusting that the US would be do this, especially overseas. Personally i’m a big fan of traditional PIV. Yet I don’t expect the US to fly the PIV flag, even though sexual reproduction has a solid of 1 billion year track record of moving the ball downfield.

    You hear about stuff like this … much easier to understand people who hate us and want to fly planes into our buildings.

  20. Was racism really three times as bad in 2015 as in 2011? Of course not. The New York Times had merely decided to honk the racism horn three times as loudly.

    The NYT is a clown paper — honk, honk!

    This theory that Woke Capital cynically conspired to divide and conquer economic leftism by promoting the Great Awokening sounds plausible enough.

    That’s my theory. To be sure, it goes back well before the economic crash of 2008 — how long has Soros been buying out the left? But it did certainly pick up steam noticeably earlier this decade, even among the Democratic Party’s mainstream. (I can still remember when the Clinton’s used to triangulate. Seem like an eternity ago!)

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  21. @anon

    I go with Theory 1. It’s not coincidental that all the grievance mongering began in 2012-2013, literally a year after Occupy Wall Street was at its height. They had to get the ire off the 1 percent and redirect it towards a larger group, clueless middle class whites. The whole 99 percent rhetoric had potential to temporarily unite socioeconomic and racial groups, and do serious damage to people in power and open many cans of worms…

    I would not be surprised if letter agencies were involved in stoking the “Great Awokening” because they considered OWS a terrorist threat…

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon, dfordoom
  22. anon[216] • Disclaimer says:

    Like the Great Awakening the Great Awokening didn’t come out of the blue. Decades of intellectual ferment (or rot). Preachers around every corner. Many have seen the SJW movement as a kind of religious revival.

    Slavery as the Original Sin (when Adam stole the apple from D’Quavious, or something like that.)

    Another recent poll illustrated the Democrats’ lurch to the left – the percentage of Dem voters who identify as liberal-democrat and conservative-democrat has seen a sharp decrease.

    The acceptance of violence to achieve political and social ends is very much part of the Great Awokening.

    Did Zach Goldberg also chart the rise of “lynch”? It would have of course appeared in relation to Emmett Till. Probably also for the “lynching” of Trayvon Martin and for the verbal lynching of the wisest, most brilliant, most charismatic man of all time, BHO (pbuh).

  23. This is all going according to plan. Turn the world, starting with the west, into a ungovernable multicultural hell, and Jews can all return to racially pure Israel, bringing with them their vast capital and knowhow, so they can govern the world from Jerusalem, as the Talmud instructed. The plan is going swimmingly according to Mansion Global:

    https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/luxury-home-market-in-tel-aviv-fueled-by-tech-boom-mass-migration-203351?tesla=y

    Of course, tech is only part of what’s fueling the real estate market. The other big factor is the recent surge of migration, mostly by Jews, from Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere to Israel. Realtors told Mansion Global that in addition to seeking holiday homes by the sea, many Jews view property purchases in Israel as an insurance policy, should political conflict and growing anti-Semitism in their home countries reach a breaking point.

    “Israel has always been a house for Jews who wish to have a home in their national homeland, so to speak,” said Gary Hersham, partner at the U.K.-based luxury realty firm Beauchamp Estates. “But today, with anti-Semitism on the rise in many parts of the world … you can see that there is a movement of Jews greater than there ever has been before to buy in Israel, because it’s a safe haven for them.”

  24. That’s a very good article. From it:

    This conspiracy theory would make sense, but there’s little documentation that even the richest are skeptical enough of the reigning dogmas of their age to quickly come up with a response. Perhaps there is no Inner Party who actually understands the system under which they have flourished.

    I tend to think so but with a caveat. The Pareto principle likely applies here as well. I mean roughly 20% of the oligarchy does 80% of the lying. Or the average oligarch believes in the reigning myth of meritocracy 80% of the time. The other 20% of the time, he lies. That way the workload is shared. No grand, occult library of secrets is held back by them, they just do their bit for the Narrative when the need presents itself. Meanwhile SOBs like Soros spend 80% of their time pumping the Narrative.

    I also think the ruling class knows instinctively to throw distractions and ideological chew toys at dissidents before they come for them. It’s like a parent suggesting a less dangerous or less expensive hobby to a child who wants to race cars or juggle chainsaws.

    That being said, there’s overwhelming evidence that they finance and encourage the New Left, “personal is political”, “f**k Whitey” stuff. Again, like a parent encouraging a different hobby.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  25. The other aspect of the rise of social media, with its deliberately slot-machine-like intermittent reinforcement schedules, has been an explosion in the rate of anxiety disorders, far larger than any other spike in any mental health condition on record. Not only does hate-clickbait thrive in on the medium, but people are primed from their nonpolitical online interactions to respond to it more acutely. If you make a person already fragile and anxious in general, it’s easier for them to believe some abstract force is trying to oppress them.

    • Agree: Cagey Beast, Thea
    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @Dtbb
  26. Theory 2: The mask merely slipped, revealing the radical left for what they always were underneath. Once they thought the country’s demographics had changed enough to prevent republicans from ever again taking the White House, they let loose their inner demons because they didn’t see any reason to continue the deception.

    I’d say some variation on that one.

    But bear in mind this flavor of “radical left” (if that’s what it is) is politically connected big corporations and some of the richest individuals in the world.

    Are 12 year old drag queens members of the proletariat? And if so, who is oppressing them?

  27. Alfa158 says:

    Great article, but:
    “Now, you know and I know that you can’t trust Black Twitter to get a story straight. But has The New York Times learned that lesson yet? If you were an NYT editor, would you dare point out that excited black people on Twitter have an unfortunate record of getting stories disastrously wrong?”
    Most likely the editors don’t care if the story is false. Right or wrong is a function of whether the story promotes their agenda or not. If Black Twitter stories are false but help the people who are in power stay in power, then the stories are right.
    You seem to be assuming that NYT editors care about the truth. I fail to see any evidence that supports such an assumption. Even their Ombudsman’s primary responsibility seemed to be papering over their lies.

    • Agree: Kylie, Harry Baldwin
  28. Lurker says:
    @WowJustWow

    If you make a person already fragile and anxious in general, it’s easier for them to believe some abstract force is trying to oppress them.

    And yet an overt force is there in front of them stoking the narrative daily.

  29. Whiskey says: • Website

    White women. Addicted to social media. No straight White man outside show business uses it.

    You do the math

  30. first post nailed it.

    obama was re-elected.

    stop making it complicated. the left thought they had won. that’s what happened.

    if the democrat candidate had been anybody else in 2016, they WOULD have been correct about the war against america being won. the beginning of an unbroken streak of 20 democrat presidents in a row would have begun.

    their victory will have to wait until 2020, but they’re still on track. only delayed 4 years. after trump is out of office, the long, endless streak of democrat president after democrat president will begin. a republican will never be president ever again.

    • Replies: @JEG
    , @dr kill
    , @Alan Mercer
  31. Gunner says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Globohomo is all that our moron elites like The View hags care about. Drag Queens are the current fad.

  32. What accounts for The Great Awokening that began in roughly 2013? Why did vast numbers of white Democrats suddenly subscribe to theories that only Grievance Studies majors took seriously before?

    It is evident to me that by 2013 the left believed that they wouldn’t need downscale whites as part of a winning national coalition anymore since Obama was able to win with less white support in 2012 than he had had in 2008. The fringe coalition had finally emerged and could not be beaten.

    Once they believed that they didn’t need these people anymore, they no longer needed to feign some sort of interest in their well-being. White hate is the force that draws the coalition together, so upping its intensity becomes more necessary.

    After the 2016 Election, wokeness has evolved into an exercise in altruistic group punishment.

    • Agree: Lot
  33. L Woods says:
    @AnotherDad

    You hear about stuff like this … much easier to understand people who hate us and want to fly planes into our buildings.

    And much harder to understand conservatives who act as though they’re still something left worth defending.

  34. One-trick says:

    Good question in the Taki Mag piece. The best evidence for identity politics as a purposeful response to solidarity is seamless historical continuity. Dick Ober spent all his time in CIA inciting sectarian fights among black rights activists who were spontaneously converging. CIA hired the unfuckable Gloria Steinem to promote tensions orthogonal to the go-for-the-jugular antinomies of eminently fuckable hot mess Bernardine Dohrn. Bob Gates’ shop in CIA was sure that ethnic tensions were the key to destroying the COMECON bloc, even though he was hopelessly wrong. The crime against humanity of systematic and widespread torture unites the whole rest of the world against CIA’s DO as hostis humani generis and CIA criminal enterprise unites the entire nation against a tiny parasitic caste of lawless kleptocrats. So what does CIA do? They implicate a chick, Gina Haspel, and give her the DCI’s get-out-of-jail-free card, hoping to get domestic women on their side. This commenter witnessed breathtakingly lame provocateurs in Occupy trying to start arguments, implicate participants in crimes, and eavesdrop. Divide and rule is CIA reflex. The evidence of intent is a state secret but the conduct is evident. Identity politics is a CIA ratfuck on the subject population.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  35. Another hypothesis: The Great Awokening is just the result of an exponential function.

    We are at that point at which all the social changes that have been occurring, generation after generation since post-war progressivism began, or before, are really taking off. Each generation is raised to the next megaphonic exponent higher than the one already built into the previous generation.

    It doesn’t take a conspiracy to increase the rate of change when the wokeness is baked into the preceding generation, whose elites own the Megaphone.

    Ad infinitum.

    “We are doomed.”

  36. Jilla says:

    I think the big driver of the shift at nyt was economic. With the exception of fox news, the news industry was/is getting pummeled by the internet.

    My guess is nyt saw the success of fox news and looked to imitate it on the left. In effect, they traded their paper of record, left leaning middle of the road status to beco.e the foxnews of the left. Its been successful – you dont need 50 million subscribers to make it work. 2.85 million subscribers has rejuvenated their business.

    You saw this shift when ceo thomson – who had previously been at the bbc – and baquiet were named to their posts in 2012 and 2014. A related catalyst was probably the 2014 innivation commitee report, which essentially gave a lot more control to the digital side and its younger staff

  37. @Alec Leamas

    White hate is the force that draws the coalition together, so upping its intensity becomes more necessary.

    True. But coiling the spring has had some interesting side effects. We shall see if they can unseat Orange Man Bad. If they can we are in for a most unpleasant transition. If they do not we may be able to enjoy a less painful change.

    We shall see.

  38. Thea says:
    @AnotherDad

    It was “conservative “ G W Bush who forced open sodomite ambassador Michael Guest on the Romanians against their staunch protests. He considered this a morally correct action.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  39. indocon says:

    If Trump does win in 2020 again, where would this walking this go? Explode like a volcano, or gradually settle down like sand in water?

  40. @Buzz Mohawk

    Yes, we do have to keep in mind that there’s a long history of political tidal waves seemingly coming out of nowhere. Peasant revolts in the Middle Ages and the 1848 revolutions spring to mind.

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    June 6, 2019, 10:16 am
    Available for Pickup
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  42. Michael S says:

    The Zach/Rosado hypothesis is at least partially correct, and I can understand why they, being relatively new to the subject, aren’t aware that the left is locked in a permanent holiness spiral (AKA the left-singularity). But surely you know that.

    Wokeness is a difference in content, but not category, from the Satanic Panics, Civil Rights movement, first and second wave feminism, and so on. It is the inevitable result of the endless pattern of white leftists first attempting to learn the new rules, then promptly searching for a method to cheat their way up the status hierarchy by demanding an even stricter and more elaborate superset of the rules.

    Starting consensus: homosexuality is immoral and illegal.
    Defection: love is love, bigot, and doesn’t the Constitution say the government should stay out of our bedrooms?

    New consensus: don’t ask, don’t tell.
    Defection: not good enough. You must celebrate their courage with a big parade!

    New consensus: annual Pride parades.
    Defection: not good enough, we need a whole month to celebrate!

    New consensus: Pride month.
    Defection: only a hypocrite praises gays but doesn’t support gay marriage. Gay marriage now!

    New consensus: there’s basically no difference between homo or hetero, it’s just an unimportant choice like what to eat for breakfast!
    Defection: no difference? how dare you ignore years of oppression! and would somebody please think of the poor trannies?

    New consensus: trannies are great! Free sex change surgery and hormone treatment for everyone!
    Defection: oh, so you think it’s all about the private parts? what about the poor confused trannies who haven’t transitioned yet? what about the poor kids being forced into cis identities by their parents?

    New consensus: choose your own gender.
    Defection: gender is just made up anyway! let’s invent 38 new ones! and you’d better use the correct pronouns for each one!

    This cycle will always accelerate without a harsh crackdown, because it’s a positive feedback loop. Social media may have accelerated it, and the New York Times may be one of the worst offenders, but it will find a way to perpetuate itself like the raging inferno it is, until either it is put out or runs out of raw material to burn.

  43. … And now it’s alright, it’s okay
    And you may look the other way
    We can try to understand
    The New York Times‘ effect on man

    Take note of the numerous #MeToo moments in this clip, including an egregious display of toxic masculinity around 3:15-3:30:

    Fun fact: Also around 3:15-3:30, there is a glaring continuity error involving the fat girl (who, like the chick in the pink dress, is sashaying her ample behind) with the apple bag. Evidently she is walking in circles.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  44. Moses says:

    OT – immigration officials trying to figure out where to send illegal invader African families entering USA from Mexico, besides Portland Maine:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/africa-san-antonio-mexico-border-illegal-immigration.amp

    May I suggest Malibu, Marin County, Bethesda MD or Westchester County NY?

    Another question – who is giving poor Congolese families money and assistance to fly to Central America and travel thousands of miles through foreign lands where no one speaks their language?

    You’d think an intrepid media organization would want to ask a few questions, hey?

  45. The New York Times is now apparently peddling its fake news on YouTube. Yuck.

    • Replies: @216
  46. @Buzz Mohawk

    A wokeness feedback loop. I buy it.

  47. KunioKun says:

    “Arab Spring” on twitter got loads of attention from lots of powerful people. I assume they were all thinking, “can this happen here?” That happened in 2010/2011.

  48. Rich white guys, who aren’t dumb, would have quickly figured out that their biggest worry is not-rich white guys. In contrast, privileging more intersectional personalities, such as black women, tended to get leftists sidetracked from discussing confiscatory taxes into passionate diatribes about how white Beckys were dissing their Afros.

    I’d go for this explanation.

    It’s no accident that very wealthy, genuinely privileged people are “woker than thou”. If they happen to belong to a sexual minority, they sometimes think that, despite their wealth, this gives them a headstart over the average guy in the Oppression Olympics. If their country does not have an oppressed racial minority, they will invite one – not because they care about it in the slightest, but because it gives them an opportunity to deplore not-rich whites while telling them to “check their privilege”.

    But by 2017, a full 62 years after his tragic death, the name “Emmett Till” was referenced 72 times.

    Rationally, this should count against the “woke”. It means that they cannot find anything in the recent past that is as hideous as the story of Emmett Till. And they find it easier to re-fight the battles of the 1950s than to face the issues of the present.

  49. Anon[175] • Disclaimer says:

    It just means the media has figured out how to make money out of constantly pushing the buttons of neurotic people.

  50. Elites saw how elites have kept themselves in power in 3rd world countries, and decided to use those tactics here, in a slightly different way.

  51. Kronos says:

    I’d imagine it more had to do with protecting Baby Boomer 401ks. In 2019, they are still THE electorate for both parties. The SJW people appear to be only concerned with culture rather then the real substantial issues of economic and foreign policy. It that sense, they’re compatible between maintaining the Faustian deal between Baby Boomers and the financial sector.

  52. Jason Liu says:

    Not convinced. The rich doesn’t need to pit prole whites against minorities because identity politics trumps class politics to begin with.

    The social media explosion still explains it better. Tumblr alone must have radicalized hundreds of thousands of equalists, mostly young women. In fact the whole liberal side oscillates between two behaviors these days: Insecure teenage girl and bitter old woman.

  53. Dr. X says:
    @AnotherDad

    You hear about stuff like this … much easier to understand people who hate us and want to fly planes into our buildings.

    100%.

    I’m not a big Bible-thumper by any means. But I’ve gotten to the point where I am in more agreement with Westboro Baptist than I am with any of the cultural/political movers and shakers in San Fransicko, Manhattan, or D.C.

    Frankly I think that the United States has become a global force for Satanic evil — promoting whoredom, abortion, pornography, perversion, and sodomy worldwide. And if you oppose that, we’ll send the Marines (gay and transgender Marines, at that!) to your country to kill you.

    If I were an adherent of a religion that thinks sodomy is perverse and sinful (Oh, wait… I AM! It’s called “Christianity”) and I saw the U.S. Embassy flying the Globohomo flag… I’d cheer when somebody flew an airplane into an American office building, too.

    Thirty years ago, as a young Reagan Republican, I would never have believed that I’d feel this way if someone had prophesied it.

    But here I am.

    Calvin Coolidge would not recognize the United States of today, I can tell you that…

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  54. newrouter says:

    Pervertsity is our strength! Honk, honk.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  55. pirelli says:
    @anon

    Theory 3 — white liberals’ views on race genuinely became more extreme as a result of various feedback loops, such as the social media echo chamber and click-obsessed online publications running articles with increasingly inflammatory headlines.

    It’s a more parsimonious explanation because it doesn’t require either a conspiracy or a huge group of people uniformly concealing their views for years until they decide the moment is ripe. Although admittedly it’s a more boring explanation than either of yours.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  56. Let’s look at the bright side. The new wokeness can’t be good for Israel. No sir. And that’s good for America.

    The Times actually had a decent story on Israeli birthright trips the other day. It gave the dissidents lots of space to explain themselves and was generally sympathetic. Of course, with the Times, any pro-Arab story is immediately countered with an Israel puff piece. We’ll see if that holds here.

    Also worth noting is that the Times keeps discounting its product. I recently signed up for the digital service when they offered it for $1 a week — I did it mainly for the archives, which are good. But after reading some of Frank Bruni’s stuff, I’m thinking of cancelling. I don’t think there’s a single humanoid at the Times with a sense of humor.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  57. Fallable says:

    One possible related aspect to consider, is something Steve Sailer has wrote about before. Namely, the use of whites as the great unifying outside threat that the woke leadership use to keep the democrat coalition of the fringes together marching in step. They can’t have various groups of democrat voters start to realize they may not actually like each other all that much or that they actually may not be suited to be in a political coalition together, so they keep their minds occupied with visions of a White American backlash. Which kind of demonstrates how little this group has in common that the best way to hold them together politically is fear of whites.

  58. The white liberal awakening has been, and is, caused by the collapse of the predictions that drove the “civil rights movement”.

    NOTHING that we were told would happen after “integration” has happened. Quite the reverse.

    So, for a white liberal, the question has to be, “How could this be? Why are THEY still the way they are?”

    Two choices: THEY are that way because it is their nature – as Jefferson surmised in the clause omitted from the Memorial, “Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government”, OR, THEY are that way because of something that YT has done, or not done.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    , @ChrisZ
  59. JEG says:

    I would think that one of the reasons why the NYT prints woke articles is because it has learned over time that its readers want such articles. Such articles make them feel that they are good caring concerned people while others are evil insensitive deplorables.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  60. @International Jew

    Here it is waving in Jerusalem:

    The “third-holiest city in Islam”.

    transwomxn, queer womxn

    ???

    I wonder if any of these “womxn” are “Latinx”.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  61. There’s a theory (observation?) that the zealots for a cause start barking loudest when things are looking best. Maybe near the end of the Obama presidency, the anti-racists knew it was now or never to keep those drums a bangin’. Yeah, we elected a black president, but Emmett Till Emmett Till Emmett Till !!!!

    Environmentalism/Global Warming scare mongering is sort of like that. The less anything happens, the more they scream. And of course now they are mobilizing children, ie. brainwashing them.

    Or maybe it is fundamentally a chaotic system and it has left a pseudo-stable trajectory for a voyage way out in phase space, with no real explanation.

  62. @Buzz Mohawk

    Way too simplistic. Movements come and go.

  63. 216 says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Russia has magical mind control powers, but somehow can’t use these mind control powers on anyone except gullible right-wing white Americans.

    This is a typical “conservatives are stupid/evil” trick out of the Adorno playbook.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  64. I’m guessing, without reading the pieces mentioned, that it’s a generational thing. Just as the student radicals of the 60s became graduate adjunct professors in the 70s, then department heads in the 80s. It was about this time that I first heard “Political Correctness” in its modern incarnation.

    So their bastard spawn millenials, born in the 80s, became the next wave of Novo-Red Guards that had reached the adjunt professor level by 2013. A perfect shit-storm of radicalization meets infantalization.

    Then there’s that Obama thing too.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Kronos
  65. lhtness says:

    I recall increasingly seeing a lot of this stuff in online message boards a few years before it went “mainstream”, but I feel like it was maybe 2010-11ish that I recall it getting really big is some of the online spaces I frequented.

    • Agree: Kevin O'Keeffe
  66. @216

    Right. And apparently the whole country is also in the thrall of RT TV, which most people couldn’t find on their cable box if their life depended on it.

  67. I’ve long argued that the chief problem of media bias is not “fake news,” but instead how The Establishment prioritizes what is news and what isn’t, what is emphasized in The Narrative and what is skimmed over.

    Treating the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown stories as national crises is exactly what most of us understand the term “fake news” to mean. Fake news doesn’t have to be wholly made-up, it merely has to treat largely insignificant news stories as if they deserved national attention. Of course, these kinds of stories are generally buttressed with truly fake news, such as articles asserting that white cops are waging war on young black men.

    • Replies: @216
  68. This stuff started escaping humanities departments and moved groups like the punk scene around 1996. Punk zines and scenes were the most underrated, and at least in this country, the primary transmitter of campus radical thought into the mainstream until social media got so thoroughly entrinched. I was already seeing trans stuff/political agitprop and other ideantity politics stuff that is commonplace now from them at that time.

  69. @newrouter

    LOL–From “Diversity Is Our Greatest Strength!” (1990s) to “Perversity Is Our Greatest Strength! (2010s).

  70. @HammerJack

    I’m afraid you’re right about that – though I think the Dems have a good chance of overplaying their hand one last time and we’ll have Donald for one more round. Then comes the deluge.

    Besides, they don’t know it yet but their gonna miss him – no more whinging, they’ll have to start pretending to do something, like before.

    • Replies: @Mr Puroik
  71. BenKenobi says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    “We are doomed.”

    for the Nth time:

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  72. @Bragadocious

    I’s not as easy to cancel as you might think. My older brother was an on-line NYT subscriber for many years. He used to express his exasperation about its blatant leftist slant, but felt that the science articles and other general features still justified the expense. Eventually he couldn’t take its relentless LGBTQ cheerleading and decided he wouldn’t renew. As it happened, the credit card he had used to subscribe had expired, so he figured that that would solve the problem. Lo and behold, the NYT renewed his subscription anyway, updating the expiration date on the card on his account without his permission. Do they know the standard renewal period of the card, or do they use their research tools to look into his finances and pluck out the information they needed? He had to contact them to cancel his subscription.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  73. 216 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    The origin of “fake news” as a meme was a leftist claim about viral pro-Trump clickbait originating from Macedonia.

    Trump captured the meme and turned it against the corporate media.

  74. @Joe Bloggs

    NOTHING that we were told would happen after “integration” has happened.

    Lord Melbourne — “What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.”

  75. steve finally gets it yet is suspicious of he is awakening.

    sad.

    list of people who got it long before steve and don’t call it a conspiracy theory:

    noam chomsky, peter thiel, slavoj zizek, michael hudson, c j hopkins, chriss hedges, jimmy dore, eric weinstein, and many commentators on the alt-right i won’t name.

    and it didn’t start in 2011. it just finally became so ridiculous and over the top that denying it was a conspiracy became impossible.

    “conspiracy theory” is a pejorative coined to discredit non-official narratives.

    the way it actually works is well described by chomsky.

    amazingly NPR actually detailed the conspiracy in an episode of This American Life, https://www.thisamericanlife.org/649/its-my-party-and-ill-try-if-i-want-to/

  76. @L Woods

    And much harder to understand conservatives who act as though they’re still something left worth defending.

    Which second passports are you looking at?

    • Replies: @L Woods
  77. @Moses

    May I suggest Malibu, Marin County, Bethesda MD or Westchester County NY?

    Let’s concentrate them in Scarsdale and offer the new arrivals complimentary weekend buses to Fire Island!

    Another question – who is giving poor Congolese families money and assistance to fly to Central America and travel thousands of miles through foreign lands where no one speaks their language?

    Who in the world is most like a real-life James Bond villain? Anyone?

    • Replies: @Lot
  78. Tiny Duck says:

    Or maybe some white people want to try to do the right thing

  79. It’s not a bad theory—if Steve is correct and the crazy really metastasized in 2013+.

    Of course, let’s look at a few other things:

    (1) Obama’s Administration bankrupted the DNC after becoming president. Obama didn’t really care about it (typical), but his underlings diverted any money coming in to their own, more radical organizations. Obama ran for office by pandering to radicals and making them part of his team and then ignoring what they did so he could go play golf—this guy embraced Louis Farrakahn, The Weather Underground, and Al Sharpton, for crying out loud. So the DNC didn’t have the funds to quell radicals, while the radicals were inflamed with dough and unaccountability.

    (2) Hillary installed her own puppet (Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) at the DNC during the Obama years, whose only job was to counter any Obama-like upstarts to her nomination in 2016. Recall this is why Bernie voters were outraged—the DNC put its fingers on the scales against Bernie, as Wikileaks demonstrated in the Seth Rich leaks. Schultz could have countered Obama’s looting of the DNC funds or moved to stop these radicals, but she was only on the job to squelch any Hillary opposition. Heck, Tim Kaine resigned the DNC position for Schultz in return for a promise to be Hillary’s VP. So the DNC.

    So, given (1) and (2), it’s easy to see that an unfunded, uncaring DNC didn’t do anything to stop radicals from gaining ground on the Left in these years. Obama let them off the leash in the 2nd term completely and they came to think they ran the country.

  80. This is a very interesting conversation between three non-PC lefty women on:

    Woke Capitalism w/ Angela Nagle

    Angela Nagle returns for the ladies’ 100th episode to talk about Beto’s “hacktivist” origins, Bernie’s socialism speech and the Steven Crowder YouTube ban.

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/27590811

  81. @anon

    Theory 4: The mating game, or marriage contract, is broken. Millions of breeding age Americans are freaking out that they cannot breed and form families under easy terms. Formerly, the marginal cost to have and raise a child was low enough that women on the margin, i.e. women who could not attract a mate that would satisfy them even without children, would mate men whom they would find unacceptable today. The margin has shifted, children appear to be more expensive, and the men and women most affected are looking for explanation. As traditional mores are slain, alternative avenues to children without committed marriage are mapped, constructed, and embedded within the folklore. Women have options now, we can’t go back.

  82. Lot says:
    @Hunsdon

    Saw that too. Coincidence or dog whistle? I can’t tell.

  83. Lot says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    “who is giving poor Congolese families money and assistance to fly to Central America and travel thousands of miles through foreign lands where no one speaks their language”

    African “refugees” are mostly from the top 10% of the local economic spectrum, if not elites/ex elites like Ilhan Omar and Ahmed the Clockmaker.

    Who in the world is most like a real-life James Bond villain?

    • Replies: @Moses
  84. Impolitic says:

    After Obama’s election, and especially his reelection, the liberal elite thought they had won, that demographic changes had rendered the Republican party permanently irrelevant at the national level. That removed the brake. The social media feedback loop accounts for the exponential nature of the increase.

    • Agree: LondonBob
  85. Mostly disagree about Occupy Wall Street being much of a factor. Maybe accounts for 5-10 percent of the wokesplosion.

    I remember it as a lame cross between a Dead Concert and Free Palestine rally only with more defecation. I don’t buy the powers that be taking it very seriously.

    I do buy the notion that the economic left has been sold down the river via identity politics. But OWS was a joke. The definition of ‘playing at revolution’

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @Corn
  86. @Moses

    Another question – who is giving poor Congolese families money and assistance to fly to Central America and travel thousands of miles through foreign lands where no one speaks their language?

    Is there reason to suppose that these families are poor in Congolese terms? The poorest of the poor in the Third World don’t have the wherewithal to try migrating. Typically, it is the lower middlle class that does so, ones without steady jobs, but enough money to pay for passage.

    Besides, human traffickers often provide financing, usuallly through indentured jobs at the destination.

    • Replies: @Moses
    , @Moses
  87. @Charles Pewitt

    As whites in the Democratic party tip over into becoming a minority, it is not a given that there will be a place for them anymore than there was for the working class male counterparts who were turfed out in front of their eyes. Therefore they have to prove themselves more woke than their black and brown cohorts lest they suffer the same fate. The fun part is that it won’t save them and we all know it hence all the stress and one upmanship.

    • Agree: Prodigal son
  88. BB753 says:
    @Clyde

    “Is Cory Booker still running with Buttigieg to form the Dems dream ticket?”

    Two gays running in the same ticket might prove too much, even for The Old Gay Lady!

  89. Obama’s re-election felt weird. We understand better now how weak Romney/Ryan were, but Obama first term was a clown show akin to Clinton’s first year without the adjustments Clinton made thereafter. There was a lot of ballot-stuffing and shenanigans that went totally scot-free, foreign donations out of control undocumented, whatever.

    The sense was that there was no longer anyone minding the store and no consequences for going as left as one liked, so off they went. Then Kennedy threw fuel on the fire with his animus bullshit in Obergefell and here we are.

  90. @yaqub the mad scientist

    Absolutely agree. Great point. I remember seeing it too back then and by no means only in the local/underground/punk scenes. Plenty of exposure to it at the bigger corporate shows too like the Lollapalooza tours etc. A lot of non college bound kids got exposure to it that they wouldn’t have otherwise and the rest were primed for further indoctrination later on.

  91. @yaqub the mad scientist

    It dominated all the free city zines where you find out what all is going on since forever.

  92. @Thea

    An underrated aspect in the spiral is that the opposition (GOP) is in the hands of difference splitters who incentivize maximum radicalism since all it does is move the middle ever further left.

    No matter how ridiculous Clownworld gets TPTB will take them seriously and try to accommodate them. To do otherwise would violate the tenets of Niceanity.

  93. @JEG

    Rich snobs eat that shit up then while they’re feeling all warm and fuzzy they buy all the positional goods in the ads to nail that confirmed high status down before the feeling goes away.

    That’s been the Times business model as long as I’ve been alive. Radical Chic was before I was born and I’m almost fifty. Nothing new about this except more people in that class now, or think they are, or are afraid they aren’t.

  94. @Hamlet's Ghost

    That’s known as the double-suck.

    The Greatest Generation selected their successors on merit, without regard for (even radical) political commitment. The Boomers on sycophancy (including politics), so that was the first suck(up). Now the suckups dominate the hiring committees, so we’re in the double-suck.

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  95. Bruce says:

    Hillary has always been thin-skinned, she’s got billions and she’s not hesitant to go after press people who criticize her, and after the criticism of her over Benghazi (from around September 2012) she might have refocused D party media to a more lockstepped party line. This awokening stuff has the ring of pious fraud, like ‘most qualified candidate ever’ or the ‘Russia Russia Russia’ frameup on Trump. Why not frame Trump for something everyone believes, like crooked real estate deals? Because if people believed it, it wouldn’t work as a loyalty oath.

  96. JackOH says:

    I’ll agree with all who say “awokening” and SJWism of all sorts amounts to elites successfully masking their lust for money and control.

    Our elites’ massive success in “managing” 1960s radicalism, especially by gaming affirmative action to diminish wage pressures, and, among other actions, playing Blacks against Whites in the workplace and the real estate market, must have seemed a revelation to politicians and corporate HR types. They could use 1960s radicalism to demoralize traditionalists in the workplace, and control mainstream constituencies of all sorts. We’re still living with that shit politics over and over again.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  97. Bush II, the Iraq Attaq demoralized the right and energized the left, leading to Obama, who did all the things mentioned here including unleashing the SJW mobs in his second term. Until Trump no GOP presidential candidate other than Ron Paul said anything bad about it.

    When Trump was the frontrunner all the MSM was sure that Trump would lose the South Carolina primary because of his criticism of W, given the state’s military spending, nothing happened at all, Trump walked away with it. GOP candidates didn’t think their own voters could separate criticism of the Iraq War with criticism of the military, but they did.

  98. @International Jew

    If you think that the Orthodox Jews–who are very much on the ascendant in Israel as well as elsewhere–favor or even tolerate homosexuality, you’re not a very good jew.

  99. @anon

    I think all these theories are part of the picture. Certainly social media unleashing emotional feedback loops of the most hysterical sort–esp. tapping the anti-rationalism of women and blacks–is a huge part of this.

    Here’s Theory 5: Obama Presidency Exhausts Great Minoritarian Narrative

    Beyond social media, I think, the big driver is that the Obama presidency essentially ended the credibility of excuse making around racial reality.

    Regardless of how deeply deeply deeply felt by some, Harvard quotas and the Golfocaust were never sufficient fuel to push minoritarianism–minorities good, majorities bad–down the political/cultural track. Holocaustia is obviously huge, but has nothing to do with the US. So the core justification for minoritarianism in the US is fundamentally slavery/Jim Crow.

    The “problem” oddly is that American whites actually did get very racially tolerant over the past 50 years. Great numbers of them will go out of their way to try and help blacks–give them a more than fair shake. So much so that millions went out of their way to elect Barak Obama. Many hoping that his election would signal blacks that America was fair and inclusive and hopefully encourage them to “be like Barak”.

    The problem is … HBD. Obama is President, but that of course doesn’t change the world. Blacks are still blacks. Nothing Obama can do about that. As Obama’s Presidency ends, more whites think “ok, we showed y’all we’re fair, opportunity is there” while more blacks are thinking “that didn’t get us much … it must be because … uh … whitey has stacked the deck!”

    Basically the Obama Presidency was the logical end point of I-have-a-dream-ism. And it’s aftermath–that blacks still behave like blacks, no matter what whites feel and do–starts unmasking the underlying HBD reality behind black performance in the US. And that threatens the entire well-crafted edifice of minoritarianism.

    So something had to be done. Essentially–denial. I.e. “wokeness”. Add epicycles to the explanation–didn’t matter how racially tolerant whites thought they were or appeared to be, there were dark forces of “white privilege” and “structural racism”. And then gin up the racial hysteria another order of magnitude. Anything and everything to avoid people noticing that maybe–just maybe–blacks and whites don’t perform the same because … they aren’t the same!

    Maybe we’d have been better off, not letting this cancerous minoritarianism be imposed on us?

    • Replies: @Sam Malone
  100. @Steve Sailer

    If it’s a packet of cash, it’s actually from me.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  101. @Stan Adams

    What you call a continuity error, I call “things moviemakers could get away with before everyone had the means to dissect scenes.”

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  102. Anonymous[274] • Disclaimer says:

    Getting completely off-topic for a second…wow. The #1 film in the country at this moment is the latest installment of the John Wick franchise, John Wick III: Parabellum. Not bad for a film with such a small budget. It is rumored that Keanu Reeves has already been offered $60 mil to reprise his role for a fourth time.

    For those of you who have been living under a rock, in this film Keanu Reeves plays a hard man called John Wick, AKA Baba Yaga(The Boogeyman). His actual name is Jardani Jovocovic, and he was born in Byelorussia(Belarus). He was brought to the U.S as a small boy by his parents, fleeing political persecution. They settled in Hawaii, presumably for the distance from their home. Starting as a young boy, he studied jiu-jitsu under an old Japanese master that lived there. At the age of 18, he was already a jiu-jitsu master. At that age he also joined the Marine Corps, the 3rd Marine Regiment. He was actually accepted into the SEALs, but he chose the Marines because he prefered intense combat over stealth missions where a lot of what you do is just wait and then quickly defeat the enemy by catching them by surprise and having numbers superiority. In the Corps, he became a member of the elite 2nd batallion. There, he learned to master firearms, as well as became a master in Krav Maga. When he left the Corps, he studied marksmanship to further his skills as a shooter, and earned his black belt in Judo, while working as private security for powerful men that payed handsomely to have one of the World’s most skillfull killers as their left wing man. Now in his late twenties, Jardani Jovocovic changed his name to the Anglified name, John Wick, and began his career as a hit man working primarily for the U.S branch of the Russian mafia. After eight years working as a hitman, where he established his reputation as the most formidable and tough killer in the business, earning him the nickname The Boogeyman, Wick met a woman called Hellen, falls in love and retires from his profession.

    John Wick I starts five years after John’s retirement. His wife has just died of cancer. As he mourns, a package arrives for him. It is a puppy, the last gift from his dying wife. Together with the puppy, there is a note from his wife, telling him that the puppy representes his redemption, and the proof that he can love and be loved. For the first time in his cold, brutal life, John breaks into tears. Fast forward, at a gas station, a young man offers him money for his muscle car, which he declines. That night, the young man, Iosef Tarasov, the spoiled son of his former Mafia boss, Viggo Tarasov, breaks into his home at night, catches John by surprise and KOs him from behind, kills his puppy and steals his car. The next day, as John wakes up and sees the carcass of the puppy, the last gift from his dying wife and his symbolic redemption, the usually cold Wick is moved by a feeling of rage that he cannot contain. He then proceeds to hunt down Iosef and his boys for brutal retaliation. The rest is history….

    Keanu Reeves doesen’t have the brutish looks often associated with action heroes. However, in this case, Reeve’s semi-Asiatic eyes, dark hair and absurdly symmetrical and proportional face(one of the most symmetrical and proportional faces on the planet) make him perfectly cast to play Jardani Jovocovic. He truly looks like you would expect the most formidable killer ever to look. He is utterly terrifying as John Wick. The series has acquired a cult-like following for the extreme gore and brutality in full display with no cuts, and the long takes. It also displays real martial arts and realistic injury. Here are some clips from the films:

    Viggo Tarasov describes Wick and scolds his son for the stupidity of attacking him: https://youtu.be/ULFS7NTw6Vs

    Wick hunts Iosef at a night club: https://youtu.be/CTJlmlZWWHA

    Wick fights Cassian, another elite assassin: https://youtu.be/AsCdfOKd_HM part II https://youtu.be/UJLBxbsHhEU

    Wick kills with pencil: https://youtu.be/rsuNowyCF0c

    Wick fights Russian mob henchmen at auto shop: https://youtu.be/UliFmcWNl10

    Wick fights a ninja master: https://youtu.be/PV0VOH3e3PE part II https://youtu.be/WweGrKV8SMA

  103. @L Woods

    There is. The challenge is to get them to notice anything else.

  104. @That (Other) Guy

    Agree. I remember a BBC program on a regional NPR station. They were talking to some grownup members of OWS. These guys were giving the standard litany, when one added, “Middle class Americans can’t afford to send their children to private colleges”. That confirmed for me OWS was a joke.

  105. Pericles says:
    @Hunsdon

    Honk if you love Chuck Schumer!

  106. Kronos says:
    @Hamlet's Ghost

    Don’t forget about becoming deans and university presidents. Also, they’re all economic / foreign policy sellouts. They’ve done more economic damage to working Americans than anything in history. Not to mention quite bloodthirsty for foreign engagements.

  107. You have to admit that there is some therepeutic value here; otherwise these folks would sit around their apartments having panic attacks and afraid to go out into that big cruel world.

  108. Pericles says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Surely it has to be ‘trxnswxmxn’. I might however accept ‘trxnswomxn’.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  109. eugyppius says:

    Late to the party because I’m on Euro time, but I’d suggest Sailer has grasped this the wrong way around.

    OWS leftists weren’t subverted by a woke capitalist conspiracy theory to misdirect their activism down the path of minoritarian concern mongering. Rather, OWS leftists themselves switched strategies when they realized that their economic agenda tended to get them maced, clubbed and jailed, while their antiracism and feminism were the fronts on which they could sense some give.

    Remember: The capitalists and uni presidents had already spent decades pantomiming some simulacrum of leftism with their affirmative action hiring and promotion and admission schemes and they loved nothing more than kneeling before the altar of homosexuality and the like whenever the cameras were rolling.

    Capital already wanted to be woke, is what I’m saying, and for woke read “pro womens, browns and gays as a simulacrum of leftism because simulacra leftism is cool.” The real leftists, though, continued to attack them for being, well, capitalists, and so woke capital never had any cred. After 2011 and the defeat of OWS, the leftists finally decided to join their enemies, if they couldn’t beat them, and in so doing they created the present moment. Of course social media played a role. Of course the fact that all those junior profs from the Lesser Awokening of the 1990s were now in senior prof and admin positions at major universities played a role. But the fundamental shift is that, after OWS failed in 2011, you tended to find uni presidents, silicon valley ceos, and antifa on the same side. Before the battle lines had been quite different.

    I don’t have the links to hand anymore, it was a long time ago, but there was a period ca. 2011-2013 wherein Marxist-type anarcho-syndicalist bloggers would bewail their foolhardy comrades who were going hard on the identity politics and dropping the capitalism critique. Then you’d look in the comments and it would be a bunch of crazy people saying “shut up you racist pig, racist power structures have always been the essence of capitalism.”

    So here we are.

  110. utu says:

    This theory that Woke Capital cynically conspired to divide and conquer economic leftism by promoting the Great Awokening sounds plausible enough. Certainly, Bernie Sanders feels that now-fashionable notions like reparations and open borders are millstones around the necks of any Democrats’ seriously hoping to stick it to the billionaires.

    On the other hand, clever as this would have been, I’ve never uncovered all that much evidence for it. Or if this did happen, Woke Capital was less the result of a cunning conspiracy than of rich people reading The New York Times and fooling around on social media, same as everybody else.

    “same as everybody else” – Rather naive.

    Dig deeper. Connect dots. Look at NGO’s and their fundings. Find connections to the deep state. Follow the money. The system can’t depends on its stability and its security depending of ‘spontaneous’ ab nihilo zeitgeist creation. The zeitgeist is created with a purpose. And there are actors behind who do it. And always look at qui bono aspect and never forget of the dvide et impera that seems to always work for those are in a position to deploy it. Sure NYT is one big dot but you have no plausible theory why it is so. What is their endgame.

    It is not Obama and Michelle or Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch or Kim Foxx. They have been made of clay and brought to life like Golem that possibly have broke the leash on few occasions. But they can be reeled in and be called off. The question is what is the entity that’ll do the reeling in and when.

  111. @Cagey Beast

    “That being said, there’s overwhelming evidence that they finance and encourage the New Left, “personal is political”, “f**k Whitey” stuff. “

    I imagine the people funding the “caravans” heading for the US are also involved in funding the “rescue ships” in the Med who run the Libya-Lampedusa taxi service.

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/06/07/mexico-withholds-identities-of-migrant-caravan-funders-in-u-s-britain/

    “Mexican authorities are not releasing the names of the 26 individuals and entities whose assets were frozen as part of a new probe into migrant caravans and cartel-linked human smuggling organizations. The investigation was moved into high gear this week as tensions between the U.S. and Mexico escalated over tariff threats as a punitive measure for lax immigration enforcement.
    On Thursday, Mexico’s Finance and Tax Secretariat (SHCP) announced the seizure of 26 accounts, including some from the United Kingdom and the U.S., which allegedly helped fund the northbound migrant caravans largely from Central America. Diplomatic sources consulted by Breitbart News revealed the probe is personally led by UIF Director Santiago Nieto Castillo, who directly briefs Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

    The SHCP’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) tracked suspicious transactions beginning in October 2018 to determine the sources of funding for the caravans. The results reportedly pointed to some monies coming from the U.S., U.K., African nations, and throughout Central America. Diplomatic sources revealed the investigation is still developing since the case was prioritized Monday as tensions over tariffs escalated.”

  112. SFG says:
    @anon

    Theory 6: All of the above.

    Dang, I’m late to the party.

    I’d argue 1 and 2 are both right; the rich like seeing the intersectionality people distract the rest of the left from raising their taxes. 3: feedback loops are a real thing, and often develop a life of their own. 4: that’s a separate issue in some ways, but unmarried and unmarriageable women and men are developing ‘woke’ tumblrina and alt-right culture, largely in response to each other. 5: yeah, with HBD nothing is going to close the gap.

    Anyone else?

  113. @Bard of Bumperstickers

    The article you link to about the KGB defector predicting modern America in a 1984 interview describes the first step as demoralizing a nation’s youth about the nation they live in. It takes 15-20 years- one generation of school children. Then we read this:

    Bezmenov explained that the most striking thing about ideological subversion is that it happens in the open as a legitimate process. “You can see it with your own eyes,” he said. The American media would be able to see it, if it just focused on it.

    The author claims the demoralizing propaganda is literally coming from Russia similarly to how Russia stole the election for Trump and it is happening right under the sleepy media’s nose. Of course, in reality, the American media is the primary source of the soul-crushing anti-white venom bombarding today’s kids.

    So I scrolled back up to see who would write something like this. The author was Paul Ratner, a Jew who immigrated from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s when he was 13. That means he was part of the flood of Khazar Jews we paid to come here under the Lautenberg Amendment of 1993. He is a descendant of the people who gained control of Russia in 1917. They are the enemy of all people, including real Jews. They are aggressive, relentless, genocidal, and ardent Zionists.

    They are coming of age now, and that is my theory of why the New York Times–never a friend–has become so radicalized.

  114. kihowi says:

    You’re being too nerdy once again, trying to find a point when someone made a decision to make everything go to shit. It’s the reasonable, more intelligent end of the spectrum of conspiracy thinking.

    The real answer is women and their feelings (this goes for a lot of things). To you or me being proven wrong is sort of embarrassing and unpleasant, but to a woman it feels like a violation. It feels like being undressed mentally, used and left behind feeling empty. That sounds ridiculous and over-dramatic, but it’s the truth.

    Until social media, it was pretty easy never to meet anybody who made you feel that way, and if you did you could just focus your energies on bullying that one person and that was the extent of it. But to be overwhelmed by hordes of disagree-ers, with energy and anger that you were defenseless against? It felt like gang rape. It felt like a zombie movie.

    Liberals are like women. To them, all the hysteria of recent years feels like the natural reaction to a catastrophic, end-of-the-world turn of events. There was no need for any coordination.

  115. @Achmed E. Newman

    For decorum’s sake, could you not have done your sucking up in a private email, or did you just have to splatter it out here for all the world to see?

  116. utu says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surveillance_capitalism
    Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

    Harry Shearers interview with Shoshana Zuboff
    https://harryshearer.com/le-shows/june-02-2019/#t=04:08

    This report blames Russians but it can be read as a projectionI of what s being one by done by our domestic outfit on behalf of the Deep State.

    The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency
    https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/533-read-report-internet-research-agency/7871ea6d5b7bedafbf19/optimized/full.pdf#page=1

    The Internet Research Agency’s content relied extensively on memes, a popular format for the transmission of information – and propaganda – across the social ecosystem. Memes can take the form of pictures, icons, lyrics, catchphrases; they are a sort of ‘cultural gene’, part of the body of society, transmitted from person to person, often mutating. While many people think of memes as “cat pictures with words”, the Defense Department and DARPA have studied them for years as a powerful tool of cultural influence, capable of reinforcing or even changing values and behavior.
    Memes turn big ideas into emotionally-resonant snippets, particularly because they fit
    our information consumption infrastructure: big image, not much text, capable of being understood thoroughly with minimal effort. Memes are the propaganda of the digital age. The IRA extensively studied its American targets. It both created and appropriated highly relevant memes for each target audience, sharing from other pages and encouraging its own audiences to reshare to their personal accounts as well.
    Memes are powerful because they can be easily recontextualized and reshared, and act as “in-group” cultural signifiers. In the image on the following page, IRA Facebook Pages Secured Borders and Stop A.I. shared a meme branded with their own page logo. Image search
    traces the meme as far back as a forum post from 2014 (presumably from a real American participant). This ease of repurposing makes it harder to identify malign pages; the content looks – and in fact is – largely identical to content shared by real people who hold a common point of view. A large part of the 100,000+ pieces of IRA visual content in the data set provided to SSCI were repurposed popular memes.

  117. RobUK says:

    Obama’s election may well have been a cause in the USA, but it doesn’t explain why the same happened in the UK. My guess is a mixture of a few causes:

    1. Huge financial pressures on the legacy print media, they lay off all the old lags and employ cheap kn0w-nothing twenty-somethings who are just clueless political activists. They are instructed to write agitprop for clicks. They also seem to be predominantly women.

    2. Social media amplifies the arms race of Leftist lunacy which existed anyway – you only get noticed on the Left if you advocate something even more crazy and extreme, and if there’s one thing a Leftist wants, it is to be noticed.

    3. Social media also controlling opposition to this lurch leftwards – bans, shadow bans, censorship.

    4. The political class in the UK and Europe feeling their cosy, comfortable control of political life slipping. The rise of ‘populist’ movements in Europe opposed to the EU, globalist, internationalist ‘consensus’ of their political masters, who are more widely separated from the mass of the population than the French aristocracy were in 1788. Brexit, Trump’s election, defeats for Left-wing parties in the EU – they are seriously shaken, and respond in the only way they know – hysteria and a tsunami of lies in the media, coupled with an all out effort at control of the press (Leveson in the UK).

    5. Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party – these people are from the same stable as AOC. There are some serious headcases there. Backed by a very well organised group, Momentum, which knows how to manipulate social media to spread their message.

  118. TTSSYF says:
    @AnotherDad

    I was with you up until the last sentence. Islamists (the people most likely to fly planes into our buildings or blow them up) don’t need to see the gay flag flying at our embassies to hate us. They have always hated us. The Koran teaches Muslims to hate infidels, especially Christians and Jews, and to “slay them wherever you find them.” But I agree that flying the gay flag does rile up a lot of people — myself included. Even as recently as 50 years ago, would the average citizen ever foreseen a time when our government would be pubically lauding and promoting anal sex between men?

  119. @BenKenobi

    I’m not nearly as well trained and motivated as the Brits at Agincourt, much less the operators in Blackhawk Down or 13 Hours….

  120. TTSSYF says:

    I tend to think the Great Awokening is mostly due to this country having it too good for too long, amplified by orders of magnitude by social media and all the cross-talk (as was mentioned, feed-back loops). It strikes me as akin to a small child throwing himself on the ground, kicking and screaming and becoming increasingly hysterical and blue in the face (the Woke) while his parents (our relatively good circumstances over the past several decades) indulge it. I believe nature does not intend for life to be a cake walk. A wolf or bobcat in the wild is lean; a dog or cat in your house can quickly become fat if given all it wants to eat. I believe we are overdue for an awoking of a different kind, probably brought on, directly or indirectly, by our irresponsible, profligate spending and accumulated national debt.

  121. Dtbb says:
    @WowJustWow

    The medium is the message?

  122. @Desiderius

    I characterize it as the existing deadwood at the top adding the next layer of flotsam and jetsam.

  123. @JackOH

    They could use 1960s radicalism to demoralize traditionalists in the workplace, and control mainstream constituencies of all sorts. We’re still living with that shit politics over and over again.

    … and this is why I have to spend this entire month passing by video monitors all over our plant that are looping homo propaganda slideshows like, “History’s Top 10 Queers.”

    • Replies: @JackOH
  124. @Intelligent Dasein

    Yeah, I thought about email about 1/2 hours later, as I don’t look at the sidebar very often – I didn’t recall he had one published. It’s important, because the damn thing may get returned and I don’t know when I’d get ahold of it.

    Calm down and take your medicine this morning, sir … either order.

  125. @TTSSYF

    I understand the Koran is not a very forgiving book, TTSSYF. However, there are plenty of moderate common-sensical people everywhere, unfortunately not that often running things. Things like these gay flags flying just piss off those people too. True, the embassy is technically American soil, but this is just more of the cultural intrusion (of the worst of ANY culture we’ve seen) that even moderate people will get pissed off at. That’s more support for the guys that hate us no matter what, for not being Moslems, as you stated.

    I’m pretty moderate, right, and I think this is just sick, sick stuff. I’m embarrassed to be an American from things like this.

  126. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    34 years ago, KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov predicted this and shared four brainwashing techniques they were using to, as Edward Bernays put it, crystallize public opinion

    Sounds like a particularly kooky conspiracy theory.

  127. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Digital Samizdat

    This theory that Woke Capital cynically conspired to divide and conquer economic leftism by promoting the Great Awokening sounds plausible enough.

    It was pretty much done completely out in the open. It’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s more or less established fact.

    The process started in the late 60s, with the rise of the New Left (which pretty much abandoned all actual leftist principles).

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  128. JEG says:
    @prime noticer

    Democrats cannot stay in power indefinitely. Without someone like Trump to attack, the various groups within the Democratic party will start attacking each other.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  129. Anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    You hear about stuff like this … much easier to understand people who hate us and want to fly planes into our buildings.

    Wrong. They were already kidnapping and enslaving our sailors in 1801, to an extent that we had to invade. We weren’t flying any rainbow flags then.

  130. anon[183] • Disclaimer says:

    “It’s a more parsimonious explanation because it doesn’t require either a conspiracy or a huge group”

    But it does require enormous financing. Social media isn’t cheap. Vox, for example, has received investments exceeding $200 million dollars on at least two occasions, IIRC, and YouTube funneled $20 million to them to make “educational” videos; YouTube loses about a billion dollars per year and Twitter is unprofitable. All of these popular social media echo chambers have deep pocket financiers, so I don’t think it’s appropriate to simply write off the possibility that a small number of Fortune 500 types might have decided to fund controlled opposition outlets as a diversion sometime after OWS. In fact, exactly this tactic had been employed in conservative circles for decades before Twitter and the Daily Beast – The National Review, the Heritage Foundation, the AEI, etc. So, there is definitely already the precedent for this happening before the current era. What we are seeing may just be an extension of a already tried and true tactic (although one with much greater reach and impact, perhaps much of the consequences unexpected). It wouldn’t surprise me in the least, either. Free-market capitalists like the Mercer family fund all kinds of “conservative” figureheads all the time.

  131. ChrisZ says:
    @Joe Bloggs

    Hugely important observation, Joe. The way I see it is that the social experiments of modernity—many dating from a half century ago, but some originating much further back—have generated sufficient data to draw confident conclusions. These do not comport with the most optimistic predictions, and in fact vindicate some of the initial objections to the experiments that had been drawn from historical experience.

    Some large number of people, especially those invested in the experiments, cannot live with the conclusions, and have retreated into irrationality: not just denial, but projection, superstition, and violence.

  132. Sailer’s main mulatto Malcolm Gladwell addressed this one in The Tipping Point. The jewish Anti-cis-White Christian male product is being pushed by the female Mavens on social media.

  133. Moses says:
    @Lot

    African “refugees” are mostly from the top 10% of the local economic spectrum, if not elites/ex elites like Ilhan Omar and Ahmed the Clockmaker.

    Really? That’s not what these news stories are saying.

    I haven’t seen one yet quoting a Congolese (or similar) invader who claims to be a doctor or engineer.

    Gimme a break.

    These people are being trafficked. Someone else is organizing and fronting the cash for it.

    (Applause for your attempt to squid ink the issue though. We know.)

    • Replies: @Lot
  134. Moses says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Besides, human traffickers often provide financing, usuallly through indentured jobs at the destination.

    Sure.

    (Although fronting $10k/whatever seems like a crazy risky investment that would require minimum $100k return given risks and default rates, unlikely to say the least).

    I’ll repeat the point.

    Surely there is an intrepid “news” organization somewhere which might see fit to ask a few “who what when where why how?” questions, hey?

    Lol, “news organizations.”

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  135. Moses says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Is there reason to suppose that these families are poor in Congolese terms?

    Lol! You are a funny man.

    GDP/head in Congo is $409 per year.

    It ain’t the Congoese elite (if there is such a thing) flying commercial to Central America and schlepping 2,000 miles to TX.

    Big money and organization behind this. Follow the money. Juicy story there.

    Lol.

  136. iSteve, glad your article made if only passing reference to confiscatory taxation as a subject which Woke Capitalists decidedly do NOT want the peasants to notice. The US Tax Code should have been blown up (along with The Fed) long ago but–that’s another story. “Wokeness” appears to have been embeddedw within the zeitgeist and, as such, the flavor of the month, serving as pablum for the superficially educated peasants.

    And speaking of the “woke” meme, I’m surprised that MacArthur Genius Coates etal. haven’t protested that this is yet another word appropriated from the back alleys of ‘hood kultcha by Our Betters (the latter virtually all overwhelmingly white and “well educated”).

  137. @One-trick

    There used to be real individuals in real rooms devising Bernays style propaganda to be used by their agents in the major media, big corporations, big non-profits, establishment churches, etc.

    Now there are computers (artificial intelligence) that are capable of collecting mass data and generating plans for and implementing mass manipulation.

    The “intelligence agencies” may have made their dumbest move yet.

  138. @kihowi

    This is an excellent point and it should be explored more, especially in the realm of education. Guys need to be taught about this when dealing with female college professors.

    Looking back at my college years, I now realize I provoked the wrath of women professors by challenging their ideas. But when I did this with male professors, virtually every one of them praised me for being an original thinker and not just mindlessly regurgitating their own ideas or those of the reading materials.

    I’m friends with some of these male professors to this day. I had to drop some of the courses taught by women — and I have a distinct memory of one who insulted me repeatedly when we got into a discussion (i.e. argument) about the use of slang.

    Being a naive kid, I didn’t see this in terms of gender then. But it sure looks that way now.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  139. @Pericles

    Surely it has to be ‘trxnswxmxn’. I might however accept ‘trxnswomxn’.

    Mark Twain could have spelled fish G-H-X-T-I.

  140. @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, you are basically correct here. I, too, have written before in these pages about what I call “the generational multiplier effect.” It works in both vicious and virtuous circles. As an example of the virtuous circle, you may take a family of working class people who make a deliberate effort to emulate the habits of their betters. Maybe they buy some books and musical instruments to have around the house. They make a point of being clean and orderly, of going to Church, going to school. They point to great cultural achievements in art and architecture with admiration rather than derision, and so on. There is an element of “try hard” in all of this, for the overworked dad and the not-too-bright mom will never fully absorb the new milieu nor comprehend its inner nature; but their children will grow up with these things as a matter of course, participating more freely in the higher activities, acquiring the pulse and the habit thereof until they become second nature. In this way a family can graduate from working class to middle class.

    So much for the virtuous circle. The vicious circle kicks in when a parent or a parent’s generation begins to idly speculate about improving the world. These people have absolutely no skin in the game regrading the consequences of their Utopian visions, for at the time the ideas are first mooted they are purely hypothetical, purely imaginary whimsies that need not fear the test of reality. But for reasons of vanity that are closely related to virtue-signalling, the parents greatly desire to see these ideals mirrored upon their children. The speculation is taught to them as if it were fact, insisted to them with uncompromising rigor; and this, within the children, produces fanaticism and the self-righteous feeling of “we are the people we’ve been waiting for,” as they set off to change the world, their brains boiling with ideas that still have never been put to any real test.

    Needless to say, such revolutionary campaigns produce mainly destruction and waste and very little enlightenment, for it is by no means certain that the majority of individuals will ever suffer enough to have the errors completely wrung out of them, and most will go on wreaking havoc until their dying day. America is even now in the depths of a spiritual crisis brought about the preaching of much nonsense, as several whole generations have been driven largely insane not only by the Cultural Marxist sewage of racial and sexual equality, but by neoliberal corporate capitalism, by Zionism, by the Protestant work ethic, by mass media and social media and advertisements and sports, and most of all by the cult of the individual, which is at the root of all these other things and is the fuel that allows them to go.

    The only antidote for this spiritual rot is the return of Traditional Christianity, the throne-and-altar Catholicism of old that demanded obedience to the known truth and conformity to God-given social institutions, even when—especially when—the individual didn’t understand why. For the seeds of evil lie ineradicably buried in every human heart, the consequence of original sin, ever ready to spring up anew when watered by the fell rains of temptation and pride. Never was there a “reformer” who did not feel himself to be an Angel of Light, energized by a good conscience as he leapt from glory to glory along his path of devastation. The adulation of crowds, the appeal of “reason,” the primal glee of taking and possessing and having—all this means that man, the eternal rebel, greatly enjoys his work, finds that it appeals to his nature, and is ever ready to set about it anew unless he’s shivered to the core by an existential horror of his own guilt, thereafter to be purified by suffering and divine grace.

    This, and only this, can stop it. No mere political program can do so. The future of the world, like its past, will be written as a dialogue between works and grace, with the latter having always the last word.

    • Replies: @Olorin
  141. @Tipsy

    ‘There is a positive (unstable) feedback loop here: the Democrats radicalize the NYT, the NYT radicalizes the Democrats. It won’t stop until it spins out of control.’

    I’d say it has spun out of control. Over the last few years, we’ve been subjected to series of increasingly absurd ideological notions, each advanced as its predecessor collapses under the weight of its own absurdity.

    Consider: transsexual bathrooms, black lives matter, white privilege, ‘irregular migrants,’ barbecue Becky, Russian interference in our elections, and whatever I’ve overlooked. It’s a Merry-Go-Round of increasingly obvious nonsense, with each successive silliness lasting for a shorter interval than its predecessor before it’s replaced.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  142. @Anonymous

    ‘…Rich people tend to be smart but also very busy and have little knowledge beyond their expertise. So, they rely on truth as delivered by others. Also, as status is a big thing in their lives, they gravitate to any view that is presented as status-friendly.’

    That’s illuminating.

  143. @Dr. X

    “But I’ve gotten to the point where I am in more agreement with Westboro Baptist than I am with any of the cultural/political movers and shakers in San Fransicko, Manhattan, or D.C.”

    Some years ago I saw Shirley Phelps, Fred Phelps’ daughter, on TV. She said, “Make no mistake, when you put on that [US military] uniform, you are fighting in favor of same-sex marriage.”

    I thought she was a ranting, raving lunatic.

    She was right. Thing is, I do think she was, and is, a lunatic – but when lunatics are in control, maybe it takes one to see it.

    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @Dr. X
  144. @AnotherDad

    Agreed, it makes us a fundamentally unserious nation. I’m borderline thinking it means we deserve to “lose”….and I am very moderate, even liberal on some issues. When the Chinese and Russians see this, they understand just how short-lived American hegemony will be.

  145. Olorin says:
    @Tipsy

    It’s co-evolution within a niche they mutually created. More accurately created by the people who control both the party and the media. When co-evolution becomes echo chamber.

    In 2013 Obama was inaugurated for the second time, and they all thought it was going to be their game forever.

    Within two years they were telling us all who to vote for not on the grounds of quality but because it was Her Turn. The Auntie Entity school of how to make decisions.

  146. @Harry Baldwin

    I paid with Paypal. All you do is go to your Paypal account and remove the NYT from active payees. Next time they try to withdraw money Paypal refuses them.

  147. Corn says:
    @That (Other) Guy

    People on here talking like OWS was a legit movement.

    Wasn’t OWS just a Democratic Party astroturf anyway? It was suggested at the time.

    If my memory is correct it conveniently folded up about the time Obama got re-elected.

  148. JackOH says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Yep. My doctor is in a large group practice with waiting room video monitors delivering health care messages. “Take your meds”, stuff like that. A few weeks ago there was a photo of a woman flanked by a large caption: “Don’t call her him”. I didn’t get it. Then I got it.

    The politics of elevating fringe groups to center stage to demoralize society, and conceal your own money-making and power-grabbing schemes is one of the sleaziest tricks in American history. It worked a half-century ago; it works now. As far as I can guess, we don’t have any politics of national solidarity (too Hitler) or democratic socialism (too Soviet) that stands a chance of stopping this trickery.

  149. Old Prude says:

    That photo of the White House bathed in rainbow lights after the supreme court found gay marriage in the constitution reminds me I threw in the towel on America in 2015. At that point it was pretty obvious after Trayvon, tearing down rebel flags, bullying Christian bakers, celebrating Bruce Jenner putting on a skirt… there was no limit to the degeneracy, and people like me were the enemy of the American government.

    Right now, I only care about the white American working class for all their flaws, and any other whites who aren’t pozzed. Everything and everyone else can be nuked and I would celebrate. I’d be happier though if they would just leave us the F alone.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  150. Lot says:
    @Moses

    “I haven’t seen one yet quoting a Congolese (or similar) invader who claims to be a doctor or engineer.”

    Are Ilhan Omar or clockboy’s fathers’ doctors or engineers?

    Top 10% in Congo means the family can collectively put together $3,000 for a plane ticket and smuggler, not that they are well off or even lower middle class by Western standards.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  151. The whole “Awokening” thing, and especially the role of the NYT in promoting it, is the result of one thing, and one thing only – the advances in genetics, especially paleogenetics, which have already demolished the “race doesn’t exist” nonsense, and which promise to identify genetic bases for traits that relate to success or failure in the world. The Times writers and their ilk are terrified that in the near future someone will demonstrate conclusively – not by correlation, but by demonstrating the chemical actions involved – that, say, athletic ability, or intelligence, or perseverance, is largely the result of having certain genes, and that these genes are not evenly shared among the branches of the human family.

    Such an eventuality would demolish the orthodoxy which liberals have dedicated their lives to promoting, namely the dogma that natural abilities and disabilities occur in the same ratio in any group of human beings, so that if any group seems to fall behind the others, it must be because of either historical accident or the deliberate evil of other men. And it would expose the whole political game of “remedies” such as affirmative action as a useless fraud.

    The Times writers are acutely aware of what is likely to come out of genetic science in the coming years – heck, some of their own have written about it, and not in a negative way – and their reaction, and that of the fellow believers who follow them, must be to plug their ears and scream even louder for the truth of their worldview and against the stupidity and indeed the pure evil of those who are about to demolish it.

  152. @Lot

    I get the impression the top few percent in DRC are doing alright, because of the country’s vast mineral wealth, which thanks to endemic insecurity can only be extracted by piratical outsiders with the clout to buy off the Congolese leaders of armed locals. Such (Congolese) people are coining it where they are, the other 97% of Congolese not so much.

  153. dr kill says:
    @prime noticer

    It’s difficult to predict future Presidential voting, but I expect several of these Freedom Caucus house guys to be ready to rumble in 2024. They don’t sound like Ryan or Boehner or Romney or Rubio.

  154. dr kill says:

    I’d actually like to watch ‘History’s Top Ten Queers. No homo.

  155. Former Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullins forced homo-global on the US Military….knowing full well this would be the wedge to homo-norm America…

    And Mullins is a nasty war hawk to boot….

    Do you think Admiral Mike Mullens was one of those Pentagon higher ups who paid for homo escort services that specialized in Generals and Admirals?

  156. @anon

    Hey…that’s why they call them “HIDDEN MARKOV CHAINS” after all….

  157. @L Woods

    And much harder to understand conservatives who act as though they’re still something left worth defending.

    And your alternative is what? Despair? You Eeyores are boat anchors.

    • Replies: @L Woods
  158. gregor says:

    Obama certainly didn’t help. During his second term without the reelection pressure, the administration just couldn’t help but indulge in invidious racial politics. (The administration also pushed the campus rape hysteria pretty aggressively.) There were several overhyped racial incidents (Trayvon, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray) and in every instance Obama jumped in prematurely without the facts, always reflexively taking “the black side,” only to later have the evidence go against him. That shit is what got me reading this site. And that is why the Great Awokening has coincided with the Great Redpilling. These two movements have fed off each other. Every time we hear their absurd lies, we get even more based. And then the good liberals have to signal that much harder against us.

  159. @HammerJack

    I’m not the only one who’s dissecting the movie these days:
    https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/2019/06/12/what-we-dont-remember-about-saturday-night-fever/

    tl;dr Saturday Night Fever is sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.

  160. gregor says:

    Jonathan Haidt’s book from last year (Coddling of the American Mind) is an attempt to explain some of this. I haven’t actually read it but I did listen to him discuss it in several interviews. It’s about how fragile many younger people are today. He claims that there is a strong cohort effect to this where people born after a certain year (sometime in the 80s, I believe) are especially delicate. As I recall, he says that when these little bitches got to college they greatly changed the campus culture, and that cultural shift has flowed out from the universities to the broader public life. He says social media has an important amplifying effect but his thesis is broader than that.

  161. @kihowi

    The real answer is women and their feelings (this goes for a lot of things). To you or me being proven wrong is sort of embarrassing and unpleasant, but to a woman it feels like a violation. It feels like being undressed mentally, used and left behind feeling empty.

    Agree and add that this might partially explain the behavior of intelligent, conservative or moderate men who adopt radical irrations as their base of operation. Perhaps they are protecting their women from harm. Or pretending to do so as a disingenuous means to earn trust and lubrication.

  162. @Intelligent Dasein

    For decorum’s sake, could you not have done your sucking up in a private email, or did you just have to splatter it out here for all the world to see?

    For decorum’s sake, could you refrain from your stupid ‘I am so superior to the rest of you because I NEVER NEVER violate decorum’ horse shit?

  163. @Anonymous

    Sailer, you leave my best posts on the cutting floor, but you publish this?

  164. @TTSSYF

    No argument. This was a general statement about spreading insanity and thumbing our noses at people’s sensibilities. Wasn’t claiming Osama Bin Laden needed to see the fag flag to have it in for us. The ideological godfather of this stuff, Sayyid Qutb, was famously offended by the women at a church dance in Greeley Colorado in 1948.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Alden
  165. Corvinus says:

    AWESOME, a two-fer.

    Sailer’s first law of NOTICING THE UNNOTICED–The media, mainstream or alternative, furnishes us with convenient concepts, such as “white fragility”, “safe spaces”, “race realism”, or “KKKrazyKlue”, that make it easier to remember the facts they prefer you to know and harder to remember the facts that undermine the concepts.

    Sailer’s addendumb to the first law of NOTICING THE UNNOTICE–Alt Right authors use cliche terms like “human biodiversity”, “race traitor”, and “demographic genocide”. It is an entire genre built upon complaining about the lack of wokeness by normies, aka the “mushy middle”, with the intention to virtue signal them to death.

    “I pointed out that you could graph The New York Times’ use of politically tendentious terms to measure how hard the propaganda machine was pushing particular themes.”

    Are you considering a follow-up piece by which you also graph your use of certain phrases, or the explosion in the Alt Right’s vocabulary, in a similar fashion? I mean, you are the self-proclaimed master at pattern recognition, right? Perhaps you will include a visual that displays those terms for the Washington Times, Fox News, or Taki’s Magazine?

    Keywords cherry-picked designed to fit into neatly-packaged conjecture requires a baseline or a comparison. Perhaps it is just buzzwords which are reflective of a time period. Think of the 1960’s. Terms like “Afro-American”, “feminist”, and “hippie” became in vogue. One can always locate “trends” if you NOTICE them. Select other key phrases in the Googlenator and one will inevitable find socially conservative words.

    Of course, one has to explore whether it has been a couple of writers or a cadre of authors who invoked Till, as well as the context of why he was mentioned in those articles. Was it influenced by the Me, Too movement, or by the Cosby case?

  166. In other news: Disco Demolition was a 1979 event where Chicago’s Steve Dahl (sort of an early version of Howard Stern) had a bunch of disco records blown up and caused the Chicago White Sox to forfeit a game. This year is the 40th anniversary and the Sox are celebrating it. Why are so many news outlets trying to make this about race or homophobia? https://www.economist.com/prospero/2019/06/13/why-are-the-chicago-white-sox-commemorating-disco-demolition-night?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/whyarethechicagowhitesoxcommemoratingdiscodemolitionnightnightfever&fbclid=IwAR177fWI-ZEoCpMCXPBRAU6xKCPXAlPRvcY4IXd-QhEfSLYThEQ0utNRjm8

  167. jon says:

    On a left-wing blog I sometimes read, they are discussing the same thing. I thought this was an interesting post:

    So I’ve been going back and forth on that over the last couple of years. Here are some theories:

    1. During the Obama administration, there was this broad sense that if you screamed and yelled and politicized your trauma loud enough, then somebody would pay attention and would stop the bad thing from happening.

    2. Social media amplifies everything. Simple enough.

    3. The entrance of privileged dynamics into campus discourse. While it obviously had a lot of positives (noting what is there is a positive!), it really also meant that in a student body that is supposed to act like everybody has relatively equal worth/value to opine opinions, it does some harm to communicative norms.

    4. Trump’s election.

    5. I’ve talked a lot with my friends about the politics of trauma and how that rhetoric is weaponized and it’s a double-edged sword. I saw it a lot with the Christakis BS and other campus issues, where campus activists were sort of justifying all of their actions by this sense that their lives were danger, that their trauma was killing them, that they were experiencing this trauma. Or with the renaming Calhoun protests – it wasn’t just enough that Calhoun was bad, but that it’s name was causing deep trauma. And this sort of argumentation, if you are stating that something is deeply traumatic, probably doesn’t hold any quarter. Also, I find it kind of insufferable. Yalies, even the low-income ones, exist in a bubble where their almost every material need is taken care of.

    I could go on more on this. A lot of this is anecdotal, but comes from interacting with a lot of undergrads over the last few years in the particular context of a debating society that I helped found.

    He, of course, was repeatedly shat on for his unsympathetic views to the new wokeness of the left. It’s here if you are interested: http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2019/06/the-writers-arent-really-trying-at-all-at-this-point (by ‘y10nerd’ – about midway down, I don’t know how to direct link to a comment).

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  168. Alden says:
    @AnotherDad

    What’s PIV?

    Only the USA, Canada and some West European countries worship gays trannies and weirdos. Mexico and Latin America are more or less neutral and prefer to ignore the subject. Good for them.

    The rest of the world is anti gay in various degrees. It’s just going out of the way to insult the laws and customs of about 120 of the 180 nations of the world.

    Terrible foreign relations State must have abolished the protocol and etiquette department long ago. State dept women wear various forms of the local shrouds in Islamic countries to confirm and not irritate the locals with the sight of sinful hair.

    Yet the dept wants to shove American homo worship at anti gay countries.

  169. Alden says:
    @AnotherDad

    It wasn’t even a dance for singles. It was a dance for the married couples club. Women dancing with their husbands such sin. I always thought Qutb was gay because of the horror he expressed about American women. His essays about Greeley and the teachers college are a hoot and a holler.

  170. Alden says:
    @TTSSYF

    Most non Islamic Asian and African nations are anti gay. Most of the nations in the world are anti gay. Most of the rest are neutral or ignore the subject. Probably only about 10 countries in the world are as aggressively pro gay tranny weirdo as the USA.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  171. dfordoom says: • Website
    @JEG

    Without someone like Trump to attack, the various groups within the Democratic party will start attacking each other.

    No, they won’t. They’ll still have plenty of external enemies to attack. For starters there are all those Nazis on the internet. And there’s Putin, who is basically Hitler. There’s the Chinese commies, who are basically Hitler as well. There’s the chance that Jeremy Corbyn will become prime minister of Britain and he’s basically Hitler also. And that guy in Italy, he’s Hitler too. Not to mention the Poles and Hungarians who are clearly Nazis.

    So there’ll need to be lots more wars to defend freedom and democracy and (even more importantly) to ensure that every nation on earth accepts the LGBT agenda and legalises abortion.

    There’ll be an urgent necessity to clamp down on hate speech. Everyone known to have voted for Trump, or known to have ever made a pro-Trump tweet or blog post or facebook post – all those Nazis will have to be dealt with. At the very least it will be necessary to ensure that Nazis cannot get jobs or housing or bank accounts or earn any money in any way or have families.

    And of course the war on Christianity must be intensified. There are still small numbers of Christians who believe they have the right to publicly profess their faith and their moral beliefs. They must be taught that this will not be permitted.

    The important thing will be to ensure that never again can a Trump arise.

    If Trump loses in 2020 it will unleash a thermonuclear explosion of revenge and repression that will make anything seen so far seem like a Sunday School picnic.

    If you think they’re going to turn on each other you just don’t know how the liberal mind works.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  172. TTSSYF says:
    @Alden

    Agreed. I was merely making the point that Islamists hate Jews, Christians, and any other infidels and don’t need to see a gay flag flying at an American embassy to be motivated to blow up buildings or fly planes into them and kill as many infidels as possible. It’s in the Koran. Was the gay flag flying at any American embassies in Muslim countries in the months leading up to 9/11?

    Most normal, hetero people have an innate aversion to homosexuality, especially male homosexuality, no matter how hard our so-called “elites” in Hollywood, the media, and government try to normalize it and brainwash us. It is clearly not what nature intends, but then, we humans do a lot of things on a regular basis that nature doesn’t intend (including becoming overweight and sedentary). I don’t resent the gay behavior any more than I resent being told at every turn that I must accept it as perfectly normal or even applaud it. I am disgusted when I see that little creep Buttigieg prance around on the stage acting like he occupies the higher moral ground.

    Side note: I had to think about it for a minute or two, but I believe PIV is short for penis-in-vagina. Just a guess.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  173. @dfordoom

    The process started in the late 60s, with the rise of the New Left (which pretty much abandoned all actual leftist principles).

    You may be on to something there. Growing up (born 1971), it always struck me how the leftwingers, who always professed to be pro-working class, actually hated real working-class people. Most of the leftists I knew were exactly like ‘Meathead’ in All in the Family. (My own working-class relatives, meanwhile, rooted for Archie Bunker.)

  174. @Steve Sailor The dogmatic and religious aspects of the social justice movement has always been obvious to me.

    Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice

    https://www.autostraddle.com/kin-aesthetics-excommunicate-me-from-the-church-of-social-justice-386640/?fbclid=IwAR3LNqAqcR_DrKMnRHxuiqiwPmp463uFsiCX19XQ8hu7uluvG5jO2NTgTEM

  175. Corvinus says:
    @Colin Wright

    “the Democrats radicalize the NYT, the NYT radicalizes the Democrats”

    Actually, the ultra-liberal wing of the Democrats, like the ultra-conservative wing of the Republicans, have become more emboldened since the Era of Fake News Trump since 2016. Why haven’t you NOTICED?

    “Over the last few years, we’ve been subjected to series of increasingly absurd ideological notions, each advanced as its predecessor collapses under the weight of its own absurdity.”

    Similar to the Alt Right. Consider: race realism, anti-white whites, a return to patriarchy, cuckservative. Indeed, for normies, it’s a Merry-Go-Round of increasingly obvious nonsense, with each successive silliness lasting for a shorter interval than its predecessor before it’s replaced.

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  176. Mr Puroik says:
    @Sextus Empiricus

    Perhaps, although I also would imagine that a cuck-liberal, far left administration of open borders and maximum wokeness might actually do the country good. Once people have a taste of unlimited immigration, I imagine wokeness will cease to be a viable option for anyone pursuing politics

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  177. @anon

    Theory 2: The mask merely slipped, revealing the radical left for what they always were underneath. Once they thought the country’s demographics had changed enough to prevent republicans from ever again taking the White House, they let loose their inner demons because they didn’t see any reason to continue the deception.

    I think that’s exactly correct. After the 2008 & 2012 elections, there was a lot of loose talk about how the Democrats had “a lock” on the Electoral College, and I think they wound up believing their own propaganda. Since they thought it was impossible for them to lose the 2016 Presidential election, they started acting the way they’ve always wanted to act.

  178. @Corvinus

    ‘“Over the last few years, we’ve been subjected to series of increasingly absurd ideological notions, each advanced as its predecessor collapses under the weight of its own absurdity.”

    Similar to the Alt Right. Consider: race realism, anti-white whites, a return to patriarchy, cuckservative. Indeed, for normies, it’s a Merry-Go-Round of increasingly obvious nonsense, with each successive silliness lasting for a shorter interval than its predecessor before it’s replaced.’

    Without bothering to argue with you, I’ll note that you’re not actually disputing my point.

    If I point out that one guy ranting at the bar is a lunatic, you haven’t demonstrated otherwise if you claim his interlocutor is a lunatic as well.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  179. @Mr Puroik

    ‘…Perhaps, although I also would imagine that a cuck-liberal, far left administration of open borders and maximum wokeness might actually do the country good. Once people have a taste of unlimited immigration, I imagine wokeness will cease to be a viable option for anyone pursuing politics…’

    The difficulty is that then we’re off to civil war, bodies hanging from the lamp posts, societal collapse, and barbed wire enclosures with thousands dying every week.

    I’d rather stop while we can get away with a bar on any further immigration and mandatory checking of employee I.D.

    I’m too old for that vigilantes with baseball bats shit. Besides, it’s tacky. We can’t afford to wait for every goddamned brainwashed Target assistant manager in the country to wake up, Like the operation to get rid of that growth in our colon, it would be a lot better if we acted NOW.

  180. @prime noticer

    Where does this idea come from, that R will eventually lose all presidential elections? Of course they will win, almost half the time, because they’ll move left as necessary to split the electorate. I say almost because they’re bound to underestimate the leftward velocity now and then.

    See also: the window which only opens on the left and closes on the right.

  181. Mr. Grey says:

    I think the re-imagining of the Central Park Five is a way to come up with some new Emmett Tills. It’s hard to keep getting that same outrage over witchcraft, oops I mean, “Racism”, when the only real example you can dig up is from over a half century ago.

  182. @Moses

    Totally agree with you. Why is no one interviewing these folks? Why are there no reports from Congo, even if to just report how folks back home in Congo are feeling about all this?

  183. Corvinus says:
    @Colin Wright

    “Without bothering to argue with you, I’ll note that you’re not actually disputing my point.”

    I was clarifying it. It’s not liberals and conservatives, but extremists on each side.

    I also see that you are not disputing my point. Maybe you are coming around.

    “If I point out that one guy ranting at the bar is a lunatic, you haven’t demonstrated otherwise if you claim his interlocutor is a lunatic as well.”

    Except you have to show conclusively that the guy is a lunatic, rather than assume.

  184. Actually I did find this story from https://www.pressherald.com/2019/06/12/asylum-seekers-describe-journeys-from-africa-to-portland/

    Joel Nduluyele doesn’t know why a group of armed men stormed his hometown in the western region of the Congo five months ago. And he still doesn’t know what became of his pregnant wife, from whom he was separated in the chaos.

    All he knew was that he had to run.

    The 32-year-old asylum seeker arrived in Portland on Sunday on a bus from San Antonio, which has sent more than 100 Angolan and Congolese migrants to Maine since May. Many are fleeing violence and political instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a fragile national government has struggled with internal conflict for more than a decade.

    “I suffered a lot to make it here,” Nduluyele said in an interview outside Portland’s Bayside family shelter. “A lot. A lot.”

    Nduluyele and other new arrivals followed a similar route, starting in Ecuador and snaking up through Central America and Mexico.

    To cross into Panama from Colombia, Nduluyele walked for 10 days through the rainforest, four of them without food. Each time he reached a border, there were visa fees and bus fares to pay. Weeks passed as he gathered money from generous strangers.

    Somewhere on the same road were his brother and his family, who left, separately, around the same time. They were reunited in Portland this week, after Nduluyele arrived from San Antonio.

    Still, he said, “It’s hard here. I’m not working. I don’t have money. I’m not sure what to do.”

    Prince Pombo Mafumba talks on the phone as he waits at the Greyhound bus station with his wife, Thaiz Santos Neri, and daughter, Heaven Pombo Neri, after arriving in Portland on Wednesday afternoon. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

    The journey was even longer for Prince Pombo Mafumba, a Congolese migrant who stepped off a Greyhound bus in downtown Portland with his family on Wednesday afternoon.

    Mafumba, a political science professor, left the Congo three years ago, after being arrested for demonstrating against then-President Joseph Kabila, who was refusing to step down after two terms, the constitutional limit.

    Two and a half years passed in Brazil as Mafumba raised money for the trip north. That was long enough for him to meet his wife, Thaiz Dos Santos Neri, and bring their daughter, Heaven, into the world.

    Then came months of travel through Central America, detention at the U.S. border, and then release in San Antonio. Afterward, there was only enough money to make it to Buffalo, New York, where the family has stayed for the last few months, recuperating.

    “We were very, very tired,” Mafumba said. “Broken. We wanted to rest.”

    Along the way, people advised the asylum seekers to head to Portland.

    “I heard people talking about Portland, Maine,” said another recent arrival outside the family shelter, who identified himself only by his first name, Junior. “They said life is good there.”

    Junior, who arrived on Monday with his wife and children, clarified that Portland was not the only destination on migrants’ minds. Still, the city already boasts an Angolan and Congolese community, and is known for its openness to immigrants, as well as the availability of its social services. Maine is one of the only U.S. states to allow noncitizens to receive public benefits, and Portland’s policy is never to turn away a person seeking shelter.

    Once the migrants apply for asylum, they must wait months to receive their work permits.

    Mafumba is weighing hospitality and tourism work, and also plans to go back to school. Nduluyele was a taxi driver in the Congo, and now hopes to make a living driving trucks. In the meantime, state and local social services will help to fill the gap.

    “Our country doesn’t have the safety that yours does, or the same rights,” Nduluyele said. “And that’s why we’re asking the government of the United States for help.”

    However this story raises more questions than answers and these stories have huge gaps in them.

    It seems like a huge jump from having a group of unknown armed men arriving in your village and abducting the women (or killing them) and waking up the next day on another continent.

    Do these people have passports to prove they are who they say they are. Junior is a very common name in Haiti. In the Congo also?

    What did the political science professor do for two and a half years in Brazil? Were he and his Brazilian wife Thaiz Santos Neri and daughter Heaven then driven out of Brazil?

    If these folks were able to walk for ten days without food through tropical jungles, were they not able to ambulate to neighboring African countries to seek asylum?

    Also no mention of Ebola or pygmies.

    These sound like pretty cynical questions, but I would genuinely like to know more about what is going on here.

    Joel comes from the Western part of the Congo, but the eastern part of the Congo is supposedly the area where UN troops are having a hard time preventing a civil war.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13283212

  185. @Alden

    What’s PIV?

    It’s a disgusting practice that heterosexuals sometimes feel the need to get up to. It occasionally results in pregnancy.

  186. dfordoom says: • Website
    @TTSSYF

    I was merely making the point that Islamists hate Jews, Christians, and any other infidels and don’t need to see a gay flag flying at an American embassy to be motivated to blow up buildings or fly planes into them and kill as many infidels as possible. It’s in the Koran.

    The strange thing is that prior to the late 1960s Muslims seemed to have no interest in killing infidels for the sake of killing infidels. Muslim hostility to the West was a response to what they perceived (correctly) as western hostility to Islam. Mostly it was a response to increasing American hostility to Islam.

    So mostly it’s politically motivated hate, and perfectly understandable.

  187. @AnotherDad

    Basically the Obama Presidency was the logical end point of I-have-a-dream-ism. And it’s aftermath–that blacks still behave like blacks, no matter what whites feel and do–starts unmasking the underlying HBD reality behind black performance in the US. And that threatens the entire well-crafted edifice of minoritarianism.

    A lot of that post is good, but this paragraph in particular probably gets close to what’s been going on.

  188. Anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:
    @jon

    The claim that certain kinds of speech/symbols/clothing cause injury to others is an attempt to bypass the first amendment.

  189. @Old Prude

    Totally agreed. I’m in the same boat up here in Canada. My race is now my nation, liberals and Jews need not apply.

  190. @Alden

    Jeez… ever heard of Urban Dictionary?

    You boomers need to smarten up and get your heads out of your asses. (Maybe you’re even older)

  191. L Woods says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    Despair serves a purpose — it’s not implanted in us for naught. Just as every forest sees overgrowth and decay, so the time for salubrious destruction has come to our erstwhile great civilization. Just lay your burdens down and accept it — it’ll happen whether you approve or not.

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