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From The Nation:

Scientific Racism Isn’t ‘Back’—It Never Went Away

In the age of Trump, believers of the once-popular tenets of scientific racism are feeling emboldened.

By Edward Burmila TODAY 12:52 PM

Nineties-relic Charles Murray (The Bell Curve) is popping up on campuses and in conservative media outlets, much to the delight of those who think his graphs confer legitimacy to their prejudices. Atheist philosopher and podcaster Sam Harris is extolling Murray’s highfalutin version of racist graffiti as “forbidden knowledge.” New York Times’ increasingly off-the-rails op-ed page gave genetics professor David Reich the opportunity to write that “it is simply no longer possible to ignore average genetic differences among ‘races.’” And Andrew Sullivan, as ever, is fervently repackaging Gilded Age eugenics for a 21st-century audience. …

Darwin’s theory of evolution was never intended by its author to explain outcomes in complex human societies.

Really? I guess that’s why he never wrote a huge book entitled The Descent of Man.

Yet it was inevitable as his ideas took the world by storm that they would be misinterpreted, intentionally or otherwise. The subtitle of On the Origin of Species—“Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”—was tantalizing to people who very badly wanted to see “favoured races” in the shifting world order of the era.

Darwin, of course, was a politically correct saint. Galton, however, was a politically incorrect demon. Everybody knows this.

It was Darwin’s half-cousin Francis Galton, who coined the term “eugenics,” and his theories of biological determinism that bridged Darwinian natural selection and human beings. …

The racialist and anti-immigration movements achieved their great victory with the passage of the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924, which effectively ended the era of mass European immigration. …

Edward Burmila is an assistant professor at Bradley University. He lives in Chicago and blogs politics at Gin and Tacos.

 
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  1. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    The world is made up of two peoples.

    1. Those who call others ‘racist’.

    2. Those who deny they are ‘racist’.

    This could all be resolved by having me be the only true race-ist.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    There is another category, those who reject the term. "Racism" is like a modern day phlogiston, a term constructed by our enemies.
    , @istevefan

    The world is made up of two peoples. ...
     
    You mean the European world is made of .... I highly doubt they have such discussions in China, Japan, etc. What you describe is an affliction of the European race.
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  2. This gets so confusing. Someone please find an article in the “The Nation” extoling Margret Sanger and her spawn, Planned Parenthood.

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    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
    Joe, I have the highest respect for St. Margaret and I wish her organization still had the courage to openly proclaim its eugenic mission.

    Most abortions carried out at PP would have been tremendous burdens on society, dysfunction bred from dysfunction and entitlement from entitlement.

    God Bless Planned Parenthood. Without it, every American city might look like Times Square in the 70s.
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  3. This gets so confusing, Some one please find an article in The Nation extoling the work of Margret Sanger and her spawn at Planned Parenthood

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    • Replies: @onetwothree
    How is it that utterly pointless double-posted comments get insta-approved, whereas every time I make a comment it literally takes 3 or 4 days? I'm just curious about the system here.
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  4. The author is an assistant professor… of political science.

    More of the typical “nothing to see here” blather from leftist academics waving credentials around and saying “trust me, it’s all bunk.”

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Evidently he fancies opinion writing and other avocations. He has a blog with 14 years worth of posts on it. Over the last 9 years or so, he's produced six scholarly articles as far as I can discern, and his subject appears to be voter turnout. Since he teaches at a rank-and-file private college, I wouldn't think that was insufficient. He's worked at Bradley since 2012, so either he's received tenure and they're waiting for his new contract to kick in before changing his title on their website or he was denied tenure. He taught for three years at the University of Georgia. Since that's a research university, it would have incorporated a more rigorous set of expectations. It's not clear whether he was in a visiting position at Georgia or he failed an interim review.

    Another curio about him is that he evidently lives in Chicago and commutes to Peoria to teach at Bradley. I've known faculty who do that - they arrange for all of their lectures and seminars to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for their office hours to be scheduled during that interval; pied a terre near campus, in Monday night, out Thursday evening, and never to be seen 5 months of the year. Just that commute will put 10,000 miles on his car every year.

    IMO, most faculty are very chary about saying much in a public forum about anything outside their discipline. The Nation isn't the New York Review or the Chronicle of Higher Education. It's cheap.
    , @JimB
    This dude looks a bit old to be, you know, an assistant professor.
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  5. Luke Lea says:

    Pretty soon racist may lose all its connotations. We will have to use the word bigot instead.

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    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil

    Pretty soon racist may lose all its connotations. We will have to use the word bigot instead.
     
    This is why "white supremacist" is rapidly become the phrase du jour for thought criminals.
    , @Frau Katze
    The word “racist” doesn’t seem to have the power that it had pre-Trump.

    It’s been overused. Way overused.

    They could switch to “bigot” – why does it sound worse? – but it would end up being discredited too.
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  6. MEH 0910 says:

    Reality is racist.

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  7. AndrewR says:

    Maybe if Reich cucks a bit harder, leftists will stop calling him a racist.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    No one cares about The Nation. I’m surprised they’re still solvent.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    "Tell me, Dr Reich, how did throwing Watson, Wade and Harpending under the bus work out for you?"
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  8. There’s only one man qualified to render final judgement on the complex issues at play in this whole debate: Bradley University assistant professor of political science Edward Burmila!

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    • Replies: @Hodag
    I wonder if Asst. Professor Burmila found himself on the wrong side of Peoria and someone held a gun to his head is he could name the 4 base proteins that make up our genetic code. Or would he wonder about what are proteins.
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  9. Tiny Duck says:

    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    We (homo sapiens) desperately need to learn from anthropology, genetics, and psychology about “race.” Specifically, how we can achieve a future in which racist tendencies are entirely excised from our species. It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than well-meaning legislation.

    David Reich’s article on genetics of “race” so deeply flawed for so many reasons… how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    Genomes of people of African largely undersampled because, as it turns out, they general don’t trust the white establishment with their genetic information. Huh… I wonder why that is? ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa. There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer…at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel…

    Ezra Klein, writing at Sam Harris, David Reich, and Charles Murray, demolishes the “forbidden knowledge” angle to race, genetics and IQ.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/27/15695060/sam-harris-charles-murray-race-iq-forbidden-knowledge-podcast-bell-curve?__twitter_impression=true

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    • Replies: @JMcG
    You were more fun a few months ago.
    , @Anonymous

    how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?
     
    By hiring one of the world's foremost statistical mathematicians as one's right-hand man?

    And letting him develop and name the statistical techniques used by every other ancient genetics team in the rest of the world?

    , @Anonymous

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer…at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel…
     
    Variance is another word for standard deviation (this is part of basic statistics).

    For many traits, including IQ, the standard deviation for whites is 15 (14 for women, 16 for men) and for black Americans it's 12 or 13. So there is less variance for black Americans. We can assume that there is even less variance for sub-Saharan black West Africans, can't we, since black Americans are an admixture of then and white Americans.

    For athletic traits among East Africans, I haven't seen any data.
    , @Whiskey
    I remember Reginald Denny very well. Also Damien Football Williams.
    , @Hibernian
    TD, you think long tails might be relevant to something other than sprinting ability? Like female vs. male mathematical ability? But that would be politically incorrect!
    , @backup

    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.
     
    A meaningless number. You share 70% of your genes with this: https://www.livescience.com/52843-acorn-worm-genome-sequencing.html

    All living beings - bacteria, bananas, you, real ducks - share 50% of their genes.


    ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa.
     
    Nope. See Denisovan in Papua's.

    There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.
     
    Nope. You extrapolate Pan-African numbers to West-Africans. But Pan-African numbers include Bushmen and Pygmee's, who diverged really long time ago, as well as East Africans with their large influx of West-Eurasian admixture.

    Also, you misunderstand Lewontins Fallacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genetic_Diversity:_Lewontin%27s_Fallacy

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  10. Fun says:

    Darwin’s theory of evolution was never intended by its author to explain outcomes in complex human societies.

    Besides this statement being flatly wrong, why should we care about Darwin’s original intentions, exactly? His writings are scientific theories that have been greatly expanded upon through 140 years of research. They aren’t sacred texts containing mysterious, ultimate truths.

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    We need to care because it's a 100% politicial, and even religious discussion about the feels (compare to "your argument is invalid because what the founders REALLY meant..."; "what Jesus intended by saying...") not about the science.

    The True Original Goodfeels have to be deducted, and then their shining torch has to be upheld. Later pasted-on and appropriating badfeels have to suppressed lest their evil influence break through and pull the flock apart.
    , @Hibernian
    "They aren’t sacred texts containing mysterious, ultimate truths."

    To leftists they are. Darwin is, if not their Jesus, at least their Peter or Paul.

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  11. Andy says:

    It’s interesting that articles like these always point out how nasty and mean long dead people like Galton were, they never actually try to disprove the latest scientific findings about race not that a political science professor would be able to do that, of course)

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  12. The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 was a great victory for American workers, and the American labor movement.

    But soi-disant ‘progressives’ hate the American working class these days, so who cares about that.

    It’s a lot easier to play Jefe of the latifundia with smallish illegal gardeners and housekeepers who know that you know they’re illegal than black or white Americans who understand everything you say and might punch you in the nose if you try and lord it over them.

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    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir

    It’s a lot easier to play Jefe of the latifundia with smallish illegal gardeners and housekeepers who know that you know they’re illegal than black or white Americans who understand everything you say and might punch you in the nose if you try and lord it over them.

     

    Very true - and what you describe has been an American trait for a long time. One of the characteristics about which 19th-century European travelers in the United States commented (often unfavorably) was the lack of deference shown to them by American rustics and working men - in sharp contrast to the obsequious forelock-tugging of their old-world counterparts.

    Today's technocratic class craves deference from, but neither has earned nor is willing to earn the respect of, the people it governs. That is what really makes the latter "deplorable" in their eyes. No wonder the technocrats seek to replace them with suitably deferential helots.

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  13. Anonym says:
    @Anon
    The world is made up of two peoples.

    1. Those who call others 'racist'.

    2. Those who deny they are 'racist'.

    This could all be resolved by having me be the only true race-ist.

    There is another category, those who reject the term. “Racism” is like a modern day phlogiston, a term constructed by our enemies.

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    • Replies: @schnellandine
    And another which embraces it. I am a racist, by which I mean HBD often correlates with race, and I've noticed. Wouldn't you like to be a racist too? Sing it with me...
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  14. @Luke Lea
    Pretty soon racist may lose all its connotations. We will have to use the word bigot instead.

    Pretty soon racist may lose all its connotations. We will have to use the word bigot instead.

    This is why “white supremacist” is rapidly become the phrase du jour for thought criminals.

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  15. Yes, The Nation has a problem with science:

    https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/

    Oops, did I say a bad word?

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    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
    It's funny that they added that lengthy disclaimer to the beginnjng of the article.

    I thought this article was pretty important when it was published, given the source.

    What's your point? Was there some misunderstanding in the original article of the technical facts, or is this newer caveat The Nation's attempt to placate the DNC?

    Julian Assange also stated that Russia was not the source of the leaks.
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  16. asdf says:

    The article was very subtle – Did you know the Nazi’s were racist? That’s right!

    Calling someone a Nineties-relic was harsh though.

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    • Replies: @Neuday

    Calling someone a Nineties-relic was harsh though.
     
    Especially considering Assistant Professors across the land wanted one to become President 18 months ago.
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  17. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 was a great victory for American workers, and the American labor movement.

    But soi-disant 'progressives' hate the American working class these days, so who cares about that.

    It's a lot easier to play Jefe of the latifundia with smallish illegal gardeners and housekeepers who know that you know they're illegal than black or white Americans who understand everything you say and might punch you in the nose if you try and lord it over them.

    It’s a lot easier to play Jefe of the latifundia with smallish illegal gardeners and housekeepers who know that you know they’re illegal than black or white Americans who understand everything you say and might punch you in the nose if you try and lord it over them.

    Very true – and what you describe has been an American trait for a long time. One of the characteristics about which 19th-century European travelers in the United States commented (often unfavorably) was the lack of deference shown to them by American rustics and working men – in sharp contrast to the obsequious forelock-tugging of their old-world counterparts.

    Today’s technocratic class craves deference from, but neither has earned nor is willing to earn the respect of, the people it governs. That is what really makes the latter “deplorable” in their eyes. No wonder the technocrats seek to replace them with suitably deferential helots.

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    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    Well said, Crawfurdmuir.

    I'll throw in the point I've made before that since the late '60s, American elites are both
    a) uncomfortable bossing around blacks in personal service and
    b) not comfort with the increased "attitude" of blacks post civil rights revolution, not to mention black hostility and possible violence.

    But bossing around brown people ... well that's "diversity", multiculturalism, and helping the underprivileged.

    A big part of what underlies elite attitudes is simply to have a compliant servant class, whose compliance doesn't embarass them.
    , @Logan
    Old, probably apocryphal story about an English lord touring the West.

    Runs into a cowboy on the plains.

    Lord: My good man, can you direct me to your master?

    Cowboy: (After consideration and expectoration of tobacco.) Nope, cause that son of a bitch ain't been born yet.

    Personally, I'm with the cowboy.
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  18. Google this guy at his Uni, stare at his face, and tell me physiognomy isn’t real.

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    • Replies: @istevefan
    I did and found his choice of tie in his photo odd. His tie is purple and white in a striped pattern that resembles something you would wear to show your school's colors. But his degrees are from Indian and Wisconsin, both of whom feature red and white. Additionally his employer, Bradley, also features red in its colors.

    The closet school I can think of off the top of my head with purple and white is Kansas State
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  19. Edward Burmila is an assistant professor at Bradley University.

    An assistant professor of Political Science, so basically 100% blowing this out his ass.

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  20. Consider the source- The Nation is a well known far-left rag. Here are some verbatim quotes from Wikipedia (not known for having a conservative bias) on The Nation magazine:

    “Almost every editor of The Nation from [Oswald Garrison] Villard’s time to the 1970s was looked at for “subversive” activities and ties.”

    “In the 1950s, The Nation was attacked as “pro-communist” because of its advocacy of friendship with the Soviet Union, and its criticism of McCarthyism. One of the magazine’s writers, Louis Fischer, resigned from the magazine afterwards, claiming The Nation’s foreign coverage was too pro-Soviet.”

    “During the McCarthyism (the Second Red Scare), The Nation was banned from several school libraries in New York City and Newark, and an Bartlesville, Oklahoma librarian, Ruth Brown, was fired from her job in 1950, after a citizens committee complained she had given shelf space to The Nation.”

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    The historian Wm. O'Neill described it under the editor Freda Kirchwey (1939-51) as 'the most reliably pro-Soviet publication' in the United States (outside The Daily Worker, etc. Under Victor Navasky's tenure (1977-95), they were over on the other side during the Cold War, usually publishing press agentry on behalf of 3d world reds (though Alexander Cockburn was outre enough to write pro-Soviet pieces for them). During the interlude between Carey McWilliams' tenure and Victor Navasky's, they published Noam Chomsky infamous defense of the Khmer Rouges. Birdcage liner from way back.
    , @Hibernian
    NYC, Newark & Bartlesville: Which of these 3 is not like the other 2?
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  21. @Buffalo Joe
    This gets so confusing, Some one please find an article in The Nation extoling the work of Margret Sanger and her spawn at Planned Parenthood

    How is it that utterly pointless double-posted comments get insta-approved, whereas every time I make a comment it literally takes 3 or 4 days? I’m just curious about the system here.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    How is it that utterly pointless double-posted comments get insta-approved, whereas every time I make a comment it literally takes 3 or 4 days? I’m just curious about the system here.

    I like to think that I get approved quickly because of my awesome posting ability. But there are other possibilities.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/happy-april/

    https://youtu.be/9o0rAvZtM7w
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  22. songbird says:

    “The Nation” really needs to update its banner to something more honest like “The International.”

    Someone really needs to start a petition on change.org.

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  23. Anonym says:
    @onetwothree
    How is it that utterly pointless double-posted comments get insta-approved, whereas every time I make a comment it literally takes 3 or 4 days? I'm just curious about the system here.

    How is it that utterly pointless double-posted comments get insta-approved, whereas every time I make a comment it literally takes 3 or 4 days? I’m just curious about the system here.

    I like to think that I get approved quickly because of my awesome posting ability. But there are other possibilities.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/happy-april/

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  24. JMcG says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    We (homo sapiens) desperately need to learn from anthropology, genetics, and psychology about “race.” Specifically, how we can achieve a future in which racist tendencies are entirely excised from our species. It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than well-meaning legislation.

    David Reich’s article on genetics of “race” so deeply flawed for so many reasons... how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    Genomes of people of African largely undersampled because, as it turns out, they general don’t trust the white establishment with their genetic information. Huh... I wonder why that is? ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa. There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer...at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel...

    Ezra Klein, writing at Sam Harris, David Reich, and Charles Murray, demolishes the "forbidden knowledge" angle to race, genetics and IQ.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/27/15695060/sam-harris-charles-murray-race-iq-forbidden-knowledge-podcast-bell-curve?__twitter_impression=true

    You were more fun a few months ago.

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    • Replies: @Ragno

    You were more fun a few months ago.
     
    That's a lie and you know it!
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  25. @Luke Lea
    Pretty soon racist may lose all its connotations. We will have to use the word bigot instead.

    The word “racist” doesn’t seem to have the power that it had pre-Trump.

    It’s been overused. Way overused.

    They could switch to “bigot” – why does it sound worse? – but it would end up being discredited too.

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    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    Bigot's tricky for the left because the first-entry Google definition is "someone who is intolerant of those holding different opinions."
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  26. Jason Liu says:

    It’s important to control the language by speaking about equality like it’s outdated, pseudo-scientific ignorance (which it is.) This creates a sort of moral fear for fence sitters who want to be on the “right side” of things, compelling them towards hierarchy.

    Studies detailing biological inequities should also be diffused, as in, not concentrated on Murray. Link your friends to pop science articles about biology and behavior, outcomes, etc, most of which are “mild” and do not explicitly state race/sex etc. This creates a culture that will become more accepting of biological determinism, and therefore social inequality, undermining equalist narratives from the ground up.

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  27. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s pretty hard to get excited about uneducated opinion of some dweeb residing at a third tier university.

    Alexis Carrel’s name “means little today”. LOL. Alexis Carrel is a Nobel Prize winner who invented perfusion pump and contributed massively to development of organ transplantation. Clearly not as notable as the lasting peace on Earth achieved by the Laureate Obama but still…

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  28. You’d have come out from that anonymous status first.

    Just create an email and name for use only here.

    People like me, who use a single pseudonym for a large number of platforms aren’t even anonymous anymore.

    But Unz.com seems to have kept the comments from being searchable.

    I check my pseudonym regularly.

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  29. @AndrewR
    Maybe if Reich cucks a bit harder, leftists will stop calling him a racist.

    No one cares about The Nation. I’m surprised they’re still solvent.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous IV
    Most of these fringey political magazines are bankrolled by donors. They could never make it on subscriptions and advertising.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, publisher, and part-owner of The Nation is a wealthy heiress, so no worries.
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  30. Anonymous[382] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    We (homo sapiens) desperately need to learn from anthropology, genetics, and psychology about “race.” Specifically, how we can achieve a future in which racist tendencies are entirely excised from our species. It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than well-meaning legislation.

    David Reich’s article on genetics of “race” so deeply flawed for so many reasons... how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    Genomes of people of African largely undersampled because, as it turns out, they general don’t trust the white establishment with their genetic information. Huh... I wonder why that is? ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa. There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer...at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel...

    Ezra Klein, writing at Sam Harris, David Reich, and Charles Murray, demolishes the "forbidden knowledge" angle to race, genetics and IQ.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/27/15695060/sam-harris-charles-murray-race-iq-forbidden-knowledge-podcast-bell-curve?__twitter_impression=true

    how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    By hiring one of the world’s foremost statistical mathematicians as one’s right-hand man?

    And letting him develop and name the statistical techniques used by every other ancient genetics team in the rest of the world?

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  31. @Frau Katze
    The word “racist” doesn’t seem to have the power that it had pre-Trump.

    It’s been overused. Way overused.

    They could switch to “bigot” – why does it sound worse? – but it would end up being discredited too.

    Bigot’s tricky for the left because the first-entry Google definition is “someone who is intolerant of those holding different opinions.”

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  32. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    We (homo sapiens) desperately need to learn from anthropology, genetics, and psychology about “race.” Specifically, how we can achieve a future in which racist tendencies are entirely excised from our species. It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than well-meaning legislation.

    David Reich’s article on genetics of “race” so deeply flawed for so many reasons... how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    Genomes of people of African largely undersampled because, as it turns out, they general don’t trust the white establishment with their genetic information. Huh... I wonder why that is? ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa. There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer...at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel...

    Ezra Klein, writing at Sam Harris, David Reich, and Charles Murray, demolishes the "forbidden knowledge" angle to race, genetics and IQ.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/27/15695060/sam-harris-charles-murray-race-iq-forbidden-knowledge-podcast-bell-curve?__twitter_impression=true

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer…at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel…

    Variance is another word for standard deviation (this is part of basic statistics).

    For many traits, including IQ, the standard deviation for whites is 15 (14 for women, 16 for men) and for black Americans it’s 12 or 13. So there is less variance for black Americans. We can assume that there is even less variance for sub-Saharan black West Africans, can’t we, since black Americans are an admixture of then and white Americans.

    For athletic traits among East Africans, I haven’t seen any data.

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  33. It’s going to be a long struggle, because the Narrative is essentially impenetrable when it comes to the truth. We’ll have to pass through a long stage of denial, during which science itself will be decried as racist. Eventually we’ll reach the stage where reality is seen as racist. It’ll take years, but in the fullness of time the fact of Negro intellectual inferiority will be accepted, however grudgingly. The real question is, what’s to be done about it?

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    . . . in the fullness of time the fact of Negro intellectual inferiority will be accepted, however grudgingly. The real question is, what’s to be done about it?
     
    When this becomes commonly accepted knowledge, blacks will be expected to merely entertain us in sports, music, dancing, and as aggressors in action movies. They'll be considered dangerous, easily manipulated, hypersexualized, and generally wasteful with their money, as well as objects of pity, needing to be cared for — from a distance.

    Drop the charade of the Dr. Huxtable-type, T. Genius Coates-style elevated mediocrity, blacks camping and other myths we see in media and we're just about there.

    , @lavoisier
    This is ridiculous. Yes I believe there are group differences in IQ. But there is wide overlap in scores.

    Using today's testing modalities approximately 15% of African-Americans will have IQ scores higher than the white European average.

    There are plenty of smart black people around. Plenty of dumb ones too. But it is important to remember that there are smart black people as well.
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  34. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Tiny Duck
    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    We (homo sapiens) desperately need to learn from anthropology, genetics, and psychology about “race.” Specifically, how we can achieve a future in which racist tendencies are entirely excised from our species. It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than well-meaning legislation.

    David Reich’s article on genetics of “race” so deeply flawed for so many reasons... how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    Genomes of people of African largely undersampled because, as it turns out, they general don’t trust the white establishment with their genetic information. Huh... I wonder why that is? ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa. There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer...at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel...

    Ezra Klein, writing at Sam Harris, David Reich, and Charles Murray, demolishes the "forbidden knowledge" angle to race, genetics and IQ.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/27/15695060/sam-harris-charles-murray-race-iq-forbidden-knowledge-podcast-bell-curve?__twitter_impression=true

    I remember Reginald Denny very well. Also Damien Football Williams.

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  35. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Scientific or Rational Race-ist is what we need.

    It’s the Radical Racists who are bad.

    Reich is a Mixturist and calls for more mixing.

    Some people are against more mixing while others are for more mixing.

    But mixing is not colorblind. It’s like Brazilians want to mix with whiter genes to become more white.

    I don’t think too many people want to mix with Pygmies. If they want to mix with Negroes, it’s the fast West Africans.

    Among Jewish men in Ivy League colleges, it seems they favor mixing with Chinese women… though that could be exaggerated.
    I don’t think too many Jews, men or women, want to mix with Bolivian Indians. Philip Roth and Woody Allen’s works are about fantasies of mixing with Shikses.

    So, even Mixturianism is very selective and particular.

    I hear women around the world demand Swedish male genes. Original Swedish male genes. Not Afghan-as-new-Swedish genes(or sperms).

    So, if anyone thinks mixturianism will be colorblind, not so. It will lead to people around the world demanding certain genes over others.

    After all, your average Mestizo prefers to mix with whites than with Indios. Who did Hugo Chavez marry in the end?

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  36. Currahee says:

    Darwin’s theory of evolution was never intended by its author to explain outcomes in complex human societies.

    Darwin’s theory of evolution was never intended by its author to explain outcomes in complex human societies.

    Darwin’s theory of evolution was never intended by its author to explain outcomes in complex human societies.

    Write it on the blackboard 1000 times, dammit!

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  37. @Frau Katze
    No one cares about The Nation. I’m surprised they’re still solvent.

    Most of these fringey political magazines are bankrolled by donors. They could never make it on subscriptions and advertising.

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    I haven't looked at The Nation in print recently, but a decade ago it ran a ton of advertising.
    , @AndrewR
    Is their overhead really that high? Their business model seems to consist of paying adjunct professors 60 bucks to write 1,000 opinion pieces and email them to the editor.
    , @Art Deco
    The New Republic, which had a larger subscriber base than The Nation up until about 20 years ago, has in 103 years never turned a profit. Anne Peretz explained why they took on partners in 2001 and eventually sold out: "we didn't have the $3 mil a year to finance it anymore". When I was a subscriber, the number of names on it's masthead seemed to grow relentlessly, even though the quantum of writing stayed the same. I think The New York Review might remain a profitable publication and that The Atlantic, Harper's and Saturday Review were so in living memory, but as a rule this sort of publication has a patron - a person or a foundation. Harper's has been a subsidiary of the MacArthur Foundation for 30-odd years, First Things was financed by the Bradley Foundation, The Nation was financed by donation streams and also the wife of one editor for a time and then by a Wall Street mogul named Arthur Carter for a while.
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  38. @Anonymous IV
    Most of these fringey political magazines are bankrolled by donors. They could never make it on subscriptions and advertising.

    I haven’t looked at The Nation in print recently, but a decade ago it ran a ton of advertising.

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  39. AndrewR says:
    @Anonymous IV
    Most of these fringey political magazines are bankrolled by donors. They could never make it on subscriptions and advertising.

    Is their overhead really that high? Their business model seems to consist of paying adjunct professors 60 bucks to write 1,000 opinion pieces and email them to the editor.

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  40. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous IV
    The author is an assistant professor... of political science.

    More of the typical "nothing to see here" blather from leftist academics waving credentials around and saying "trust me, it's all bunk."

    Evidently he fancies opinion writing and other avocations. He has a blog with 14 years worth of posts on it. Over the last 9 years or so, he’s produced six scholarly articles as far as I can discern, and his subject appears to be voter turnout. Since he teaches at a rank-and-file private college, I wouldn’t think that was insufficient. He’s worked at Bradley since 2012, so either he’s received tenure and they’re waiting for his new contract to kick in before changing his title on their website or he was denied tenure. He taught for three years at the University of Georgia. Since that’s a research university, it would have incorporated a more rigorous set of expectations. It’s not clear whether he was in a visiting position at Georgia or he failed an interim review.

    Another curio about him is that he evidently lives in Chicago and commutes to Peoria to teach at Bradley. I’ve known faculty who do that – they arrange for all of their lectures and seminars to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for their office hours to be scheduled during that interval; pied a terre near campus, in Monday night, out Thursday evening, and never to be seen 5 months of the year. Just that commute will put 10,000 miles on his car every year.

    IMO, most faculty are very chary about saying much in a public forum about anything outside their discipline. The Nation isn’t the New York Review or the Chronicle of Higher Education. It’s cheap.

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  41. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous IV
    Most of these fringey political magazines are bankrolled by donors. They could never make it on subscriptions and advertising.

    The New Republic, which had a larger subscriber base than The Nation up until about 20 years ago, has in 103 years never turned a profit. Anne Peretz explained why they took on partners in 2001 and eventually sold out: “we didn’t have the $3 mil a year to finance it anymore”. When I was a subscriber, the number of names on it’s masthead seemed to grow relentlessly, even though the quantum of writing stayed the same. I think The New York Review might remain a profitable publication and that The Atlantic, Harper’s and Saturday Review were so in living memory, but as a rule this sort of publication has a patron – a person or a foundation. Harper’s has been a subsidiary of the MacArthur Foundation for 30-odd years, First Things was financed by the Bradley Foundation, The Nation was financed by donation streams and also the wife of one editor for a time and then by a Wall Street mogul named Arthur Carter for a while.

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  42. Hodag says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax
    There's only one man qualified to render final judgement on the complex issues at play in this whole debate: Bradley University assistant professor of political science Edward Burmila!

    I wonder if Asst. Professor Burmila found himself on the wrong side of Peoria and someone held a gun to his head is he could name the 4 base proteins that make up our genetic code. Or would he wonder about what are proteins.

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  43. @Anonym
    There is another category, those who reject the term. "Racism" is like a modern day phlogiston, a term constructed by our enemies.

    And another which embraces it. I am a racist, by which I mean HBD often correlates with race, and I’ve noticed. Wouldn’t you like to be a racist too? Sing it with me…

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    And another which embraces it. I am a racist, by which I mean HBD often correlates with race, and I’ve noticed. Wouldn’t you like to be a racist too? Sing it with me…

    Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
     
    Above is the Oxford definition. Sure, if we controlled the megaphone we could probably bully Oxford into changing it. But as it is I am not going to classify myself as such because it's not true. Take the 14 words.

    We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children
     
    It doesn't say "because we are superior!" at the end. We espouse the 14 words because it's who we are, and if we are attached to a piece of soil it is because we live here.

    The definition of racism is itself toxic, and that is by design. Anyone who uses it invites "oh, so you think you are superior, do you?" And you will be on the back foot and losing from the beginning.
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  44. Art Deco says:
    @Lucas McCrudy
    Consider the source- The Nation is a well known far-left rag. Here are some verbatim quotes from Wikipedia (not known for having a conservative bias) on The Nation magazine:

    "Almost every editor of The Nation from [Oswald Garrison] Villard's time to the 1970s was looked at for "subversive" activities and ties."

    "In the 1950s, The Nation was attacked as "pro-communist" because of its advocacy of friendship with the Soviet Union, and its criticism of McCarthyism. One of the magazine's writers, Louis Fischer, resigned from the magazine afterwards, claiming The Nation's foreign coverage was too pro-Soviet."

    "During the McCarthyism (the Second Red Scare), The Nation was banned from several school libraries in New York City and Newark, and an Bartlesville, Oklahoma librarian, Ruth Brown, was fired from her job in 1950, after a citizens committee complained she had given shelf space to The Nation."

    The historian Wm. O’Neill described it under the editor Freda Kirchwey (1939-51) as ‘the most reliably pro-Soviet publication’ in the United States (outside The Daily Worker, etc. Under Victor Navasky’s tenure (1977-95), they were over on the other side during the Cold War, usually publishing press agentry on behalf of 3d world reds (though Alexander Cockburn was outre enough to write pro-Soviet pieces for them). During the interlude between Carey McWilliams’ tenure and Victor Navasky’s, they published Noam Chomsky infamous defense of the Khmer Rouges. Birdcage liner from way back.

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  45. A wee bit of anecdata ‘ere, but since Reich’s NYT op-ed was published, I’ve cautiously broached the subject — both the op-ed, the publication of his recent book, etc. — with some colleagues. Now these folk spend much of their days dealing with sequencing hardware, software pipelines/workflows, analysis of results using both commercial and custom software, and so on. All of these lads are well educated, with good pedigrees from North America.

    As of today, none of them has heard of Reich’s latest. Weird. Over lunch today, I mentioned the Denisovans, and I’m not sure that any of them understood — let alone knew about! — those ancient chappies. Lack of curiosity is now a virtue.

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  46. MEH 0910 says:

    Aristotle, father of scientific racism

    Murray also says that there should be “a place for everyone,” that a return to traditional values and traditional neighborhoods would allow space for even “low-IQ individuals” to find the types of jobs and stable marriages in which they can lead fulfilling lives, while contributing to society as a whole. This is a dressed-up rehashing of the very same ideas Aristotle seems to have championed: that nature is immutable and that society works best when everyone is assigned their proper place according to their natural abilities.

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  47. @Crawfurdmuir

    It’s a lot easier to play Jefe of the latifundia with smallish illegal gardeners and housekeepers who know that you know they’re illegal than black or white Americans who understand everything you say and might punch you in the nose if you try and lord it over them.

     

    Very true - and what you describe has been an American trait for a long time. One of the characteristics about which 19th-century European travelers in the United States commented (often unfavorably) was the lack of deference shown to them by American rustics and working men - in sharp contrast to the obsequious forelock-tugging of their old-world counterparts.

    Today's technocratic class craves deference from, but neither has earned nor is willing to earn the respect of, the people it governs. That is what really makes the latter "deplorable" in their eyes. No wonder the technocrats seek to replace them with suitably deferential helots.

    Well said, Crawfurdmuir.

    I’ll throw in the point I’ve made before that since the late ’60s, American elites are both
    a) uncomfortable bossing around blacks in personal service and
    b) not comfort with the increased “attitude” of blacks post civil rights revolution, not to mention black hostility and possible violence.

    But bossing around brown people … well that’s “diversity”, multiculturalism, and helping the underprivileged.

    A big part of what underlies elite attitudes is simply to have a compliant servant class, whose compliance doesn’t embarass them.

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  48. MEH 0910 says:

    I wonder if he’s related to the Illinois Judge Edward Burmila?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-drew-peterson-judge-burmila-0506-20120506-story.html

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    I dunno but this guy got his lips stuck in a pool drain.
    , @Art Deco
    Per White Pages, the Edward Burmila in Joliet is 67 while the Edward Burmila of Chicago and Peoria is 39. Same collapsed-bike-tube lips.
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  49. Steve-O says:

    I think that the paradigm shift could be coming sooner than we thought.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/genetic-science-does-not-support-racial-quotas/

    I had always thought of Baone as an establishment middlebrow. The fact that he published this in the cuckservative National Review means something.

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  50. istevefan says:
    @Anon
    The world is made up of two peoples.

    1. Those who call others 'racist'.

    2. Those who deny they are 'racist'.

    This could all be resolved by having me be the only true race-ist.

    The world is made up of two peoples. …

    You mean the European world is made of …. I highly doubt they have such discussions in China, Japan, etc. What you describe is an affliction of the European race.

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  51. @Frau Katze
    No one cares about The Nation. I’m surprised they’re still solvent.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, publisher, and part-owner of The Nation is a wealthy heiress, so no worries.

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    For a long time Paul Newman helped bankroll The Nation, and more recently the Ben & Jerry's guys.
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  52. istevefan says:
    @Cloud of Probable Matricide
    Google this guy at his Uni, stare at his face, and tell me physiognomy isn’t real.

    I did and found his choice of tie in his photo odd. His tie is purple and white in a striped pattern that resembles something you would wear to show your school’s colors. But his degrees are from Indian and Wisconsin, both of whom feature red and white. Additionally his employer, Bradley, also features red in its colors.

    The closet school I can think of off the top of my head with purple and white is Kansas State

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    Washington, Louisiana and Kansas. There is this wierd unfashion of deliberately wearing ties like that without their meaning in a context that should matter. It associate it with hostility to neckties and tradition in general. Wearing a Royal Engineer's or Blackwatch tie outside of England is hardly stolen valor; wearing such an oddly specific tie in your professional biography photo must be because he expects that the custom has sufficiently dissipated that nobody will ask him about it.
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  53. Dan Hayes says:

    With one exception The Nation well deserves the opprobrium being meted out here.

    The exception being its measured and judicious warnings about the “The New Cold War” being waged against Russia by the neoconservatives, media and sundry allies in the American Government and Establishment.

    Its stance seems to be mainly due to its contributing editor Professor Emeritus Stephen Cohen, probably in tandem with his wife who is its editor and one of its major financial angels.

    Otherwise this magazine is pure, unadulterated left-wing claptrap!

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  54. @Harry Baldwin
    Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, publisher, and part-owner of The Nation is a wealthy heiress, so no worries.

    For a long time Paul Newman helped bankroll The Nation, and more recently the Ben & Jerry’s guys.

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    Not bad businessmen, Paul Newman and Ben & Jerry ...
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  55. JimB says:

    Does the multicultural left even have an A team?

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    They used to have Gould and Lewontin, but they don't have a lot of talent anymore: e.g., TNC.
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  56. JimB says:
    @MEH 0910
    I wonder if he's related to the Illinois Judge Edward Burmila?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-drew-peterson-judge-burmila-0506-20120506-story.html

    https://petersonstory.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/burmila-small.jpg?w=680

    I dunno but this guy got his lips stuck in a pool drain.

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  57. JimB says:
    @Anonymous IV
    The author is an assistant professor... of political science.

    More of the typical "nothing to see here" blather from leftist academics waving credentials around and saying "trust me, it's all bunk."

    This dude looks a bit old to be, you know, an assistant professor.

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    A White Pages search says he's 39. The modal timeline for an aspirant academic these days is that your dissertation is signed when you're about 33, you land visiting positions which keep you employed for about 2 years, then you land a tenure-track slot at age 35. After six years, you receive your promotion to associate professor or you receive a terminal contract of 1 year. He actually isn't old for a professor at the end of the tenure clock. He's been there since 2012, so he's either there until retirement or there for another year-and-change.
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  58. @anony-mouse
    Yes, The Nation has a problem with science:

    https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/

    Oops, did I say a bad word?

    It’s funny that they added that lengthy disclaimer to the beginnjng of the article.

    I thought this article was pretty important when it was published, given the source.

    What’s your point? Was there some misunderstanding in the original article of the technical facts, or is this newer caveat The Nation’s attempt to placate the DNC?

    Julian Assange also stated that Russia was not the source of the leaks.

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  59. El Dato says:
    @Fun

    Darwin’s theory of evolution was never intended by its author to explain outcomes in complex human societies.
     
    Besides this statement being flatly wrong, why should we care about Darwin's original intentions, exactly? His writings are scientific theories that have been greatly expanded upon through 140 years of research. They aren't sacred texts containing mysterious, ultimate truths.

    We need to care because it’s a 100% politicial, and even religious discussion about the feels (compare to “your argument is invalid because what the founders REALLY meant…”; “what Jesus intended by saying…”) not about the science.

    The True Original Goodfeels have to be deducted, and then their shining torch has to be upheld. Later pasted-on and appropriating badfeels have to suppressed lest their evil influence break through and pull the flock apart.

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  60. @JimB
    Does the multicultural left even have an A team?

    They used to have Gould and Lewontin, but they don’t have a lot of talent anymore: e.g., TNC.

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  61. Logan says:
    @Crawfurdmuir

    It’s a lot easier to play Jefe of the latifundia with smallish illegal gardeners and housekeepers who know that you know they’re illegal than black or white Americans who understand everything you say and might punch you in the nose if you try and lord it over them.

     

    Very true - and what you describe has been an American trait for a long time. One of the characteristics about which 19th-century European travelers in the United States commented (often unfavorably) was the lack of deference shown to them by American rustics and working men - in sharp contrast to the obsequious forelock-tugging of their old-world counterparts.

    Today's technocratic class craves deference from, but neither has earned nor is willing to earn the respect of, the people it governs. That is what really makes the latter "deplorable" in their eyes. No wonder the technocrats seek to replace them with suitably deferential helots.

    Old, probably apocryphal story about an English lord touring the West.

    Runs into a cowboy on the plains.

    Lord: My good man, can you direct me to your master?

    Cowboy: (After consideration and expectoration of tobacco.) Nope, cause that son of a bitch ain’t been born yet.

    Personally, I’m with the cowboy.

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  62. @Harry Baldwin
    For a long time Paul Newman helped bankroll The Nation, and more recently the Ben & Jerry's guys.

    Not bad businessmen, Paul Newman and Ben & Jerry …

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    Not bad actors, Ben & Jerry.
    , @Charles Pewitt

    Not bad businessmen, Paul Newman and Ben & Jerry …

     

    Lemonade, ice cream, mango tango, pasta sauce, popcorn.

    Corn syrup avoidance is the business model.
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  63. MEH 0910 says:

    Burmila fancies himself a comedian, so I don’t know how seriously to take his self-description:

    http://www.ginandtacos.com/about/

    Like many Americans now between the ages of 21 and 40, Ed was raised in a household in which Ronald Reagan was worshipped more fervently than Jesus, Santa, and Carl Weathers combined. One of his first clear memories is being taken to a Reagan/Bush 84 campaign event in the old Chicago Stadium, the highlight of which (bear in mind, we’re talking about a 5 year old) was Reagan’s entrance atop a fire engine. Accordingly, Teenage Ed was a well-read, viciously conservative little bastard, the ruiner of many an otherwise good time. Then one day in 1998 something snapped and he realized that A) he gave a flying shit about people other than himself and B) making a lot of money in order to emulate the miserable lives of our parents was not all that appealing. That’s when things got a lot more tolerable for everyone involved.

    Basically, his goal in life (and this blog, in case they’re not one and the same) is to channel Bill Hicks, Mark Twain, Carl Jung, and Mencken. Albeit without the virulent racism in Mencken’s case.

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    At least the Reagan fire engine story sounds legit:

    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/11/04/President-Reagan-declaring-he-would-never-take-the-voters/8622468392400/

    Later, Reagan went to Chicago's Rosemont Horizon Stadium, where Vice President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, appeared with the president and the first lady. The four rode into the stadium riding on an antique fire truck, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd.
     
    , @Art Deco
    What's interesting is that a student of political science at the University of Wisconsin understood others only at the level of caricature, including his own father. Years and years in graduate school did nothing to temper that. He's unselfconscious about it, as a matter of fact.
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  64. Art Deco says:
    @JimB
    This dude looks a bit old to be, you know, an assistant professor.

    A White Pages search says he’s 39. The modal timeline for an aspirant academic these days is that your dissertation is signed when you’re about 33, you land visiting positions which keep you employed for about 2 years, then you land a tenure-track slot at age 35. After six years, you receive your promotion to associate professor or you receive a terminal contract of 1 year. He actually isn’t old for a professor at the end of the tenure clock. He’s been there since 2012, so he’s either there until retirement or there for another year-and-change.

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  65. Art Deco says:
    @MEH 0910
    I wonder if he's related to the Illinois Judge Edward Burmila?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-drew-peterson-judge-burmila-0506-20120506-story.html

    https://petersonstory.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/burmila-small.jpg?w=680

    Per White Pages, the Edward Burmila in Joliet is 67 while the Edward Burmila of Chicago and Peoria is 39. Same collapsed-bike-tube lips.

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  66. J.Ross says: • Website
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    I did and found his choice of tie in his photo odd. His tie is purple and white in a striped pattern that resembles something you would wear to show your school's colors. But his degrees are from Indian and Wisconsin, both of whom feature red and white. Additionally his employer, Bradley, also features red in its colors.

    The closet school I can think of off the top of my head with purple and white is Kansas State

    Washington, Louisiana and Kansas. There is this wierd unfashion of deliberately wearing ties like that without their meaning in a context that should matter. It associate it with hostility to neckties and tradition in general. Wearing a Royal Engineer’s or Blackwatch tie outside of England is hardly stolen valor; wearing such an oddly specific tie in your professional biography photo must be because he expects that the custom has sufficiently dissipated that nobody will ask him about it.

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  67. Hibernian says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    We (homo sapiens) desperately need to learn from anthropology, genetics, and psychology about “race.” Specifically, how we can achieve a future in which racist tendencies are entirely excised from our species. It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than well-meaning legislation.

    David Reich’s article on genetics of “race” so deeply flawed for so many reasons... how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    Genomes of people of African largely undersampled because, as it turns out, they general don’t trust the white establishment with their genetic information. Huh... I wonder why that is? ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa. There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer...at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel...

    Ezra Klein, writing at Sam Harris, David Reich, and Charles Murray, demolishes the "forbidden knowledge" angle to race, genetics and IQ.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/27/15695060/sam-harris-charles-murray-race-iq-forbidden-knowledge-podcast-bell-curve?__twitter_impression=true

    TD, you think long tails might be relevant to something other than sprinting ability? Like female vs. male mathematical ability? But that would be politically incorrect!

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  68. Hibernian says:
    @Fun

    Darwin’s theory of evolution was never intended by its author to explain outcomes in complex human societies.
     
    Besides this statement being flatly wrong, why should we care about Darwin's original intentions, exactly? His writings are scientific theories that have been greatly expanded upon through 140 years of research. They aren't sacred texts containing mysterious, ultimate truths.

    “They aren’t sacred texts containing mysterious, ultimate truths.”

    To leftists they are. Darwin is, if not their Jesus, at least their Peter or Paul.

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  69. Hibernian says:
    @Lucas McCrudy
    Consider the source- The Nation is a well known far-left rag. Here are some verbatim quotes from Wikipedia (not known for having a conservative bias) on The Nation magazine:

    "Almost every editor of The Nation from [Oswald Garrison] Villard's time to the 1970s was looked at for "subversive" activities and ties."

    "In the 1950s, The Nation was attacked as "pro-communist" because of its advocacy of friendship with the Soviet Union, and its criticism of McCarthyism. One of the magazine's writers, Louis Fischer, resigned from the magazine afterwards, claiming The Nation's foreign coverage was too pro-Soviet."

    "During the McCarthyism (the Second Red Scare), The Nation was banned from several school libraries in New York City and Newark, and an Bartlesville, Oklahoma librarian, Ruth Brown, was fired from her job in 1950, after a citizens committee complained she had given shelf space to The Nation."

    NYC, Newark & Bartlesville: Which of these 3 is not like the other 2?

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  70. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910
    Burmila fancies himself a comedian, so I don't know how seriously to take his self-description:

    http://www.ginandtacos.com/about/

    Like many Americans now between the ages of 21 and 40, Ed was raised in a household in which Ronald Reagan was worshipped more fervently than Jesus, Santa, and Carl Weathers combined. One of his first clear memories is being taken to a Reagan/Bush 84 campaign event in the old Chicago Stadium, the highlight of which (bear in mind, we're talking about a 5 year old) was Reagan's entrance atop a fire engine. Accordingly, Teenage Ed was a well-read, viciously conservative little bastard, the ruiner of many an otherwise good time. Then one day in 1998 something snapped and he realized that A) he gave a flying shit about people other than himself and B) making a lot of money in order to emulate the miserable lives of our parents was not all that appealing. That's when things got a lot more tolerable for everyone involved.

    Basically, his goal in life (and this blog, in case they're not one and the same) is to channel Bill Hicks, Mark Twain, Carl Jung, and Mencken. Albeit without the virulent racism in Mencken's case.

     

    At least the Reagan fire engine story sounds legit:

    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/11/04/President-Reagan-declaring-he-would-never-take-the-voters/8622468392400/

    Later, Reagan went to Chicago’s Rosemont Horizon Stadium, where Vice President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, appeared with the president and the first lady. The four rode into the stadium riding on an antique fire truck, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd.

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  71. Hibernian says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Not bad businessmen, Paul Newman and Ben & Jerry ...

    Not bad actors, Ben & Jerry.

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  72. There’s an interesting class action lawsuit going in Canada right now where a fertility doctor is accused of substituring his own sperm in place of donors.

    DNA testing reveals his Ashkenazi Jewish paternity in 11 confirmed cases, and 150 are under investigation.

    Heredity matters. While some of the subject children have obvious high intelligence (a Rhodes Scholar, for example), many have features they would prefer not to have, like a ‘Jewish nose’, brown eyes, Mediterranean complexion, and celiac disease.

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  73. phil says:

    People attach the word “racism” to “scientific” in order to try to discredit the scholarly study of intelligence. Once the word “racism” has been attached, the unwelcome findings of intelligence researchers can be ignored. The truth becomes irrelevant. Participation in the research effort is not even necessary. Those who use the term “scientific racism” thereby delude themselves.

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  74. jb says:

    You know, I’m actually kind of happy when I see articles like this one, articles that try to discredit Reich by tying him to “scientific racism.” The thing is, Reich’s science is far too mainstream — and more important, far too interesting! — to discredit this way, so the argument is likely to backfire, and make at at least some readers wonder whether there might be something to scientific racism after all.

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  75. @Steve Sailer
    Not bad businessmen, Paul Newman and Ben & Jerry ...

    Not bad businessmen, Paul Newman and Ben & Jerry …

    Lemonade, ice cream, mango tango, pasta sauce, popcorn.

    Corn syrup avoidance is the business model.

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  76. @Buffalo Joe
    This gets so confusing. Someone please find an article in the "The Nation" extoling Margret Sanger and her spawn, Planned Parenthood.

    Joe, I have the highest respect for St. Margaret and I wish her organization still had the courage to openly proclaim its eugenic mission.

    Most abortions carried out at PP would have been tremendous burdens on society, dysfunction bred from dysfunction and entitlement from entitlement.

    God Bless Planned Parenthood. Without it, every American city might look like Times Square in the 70s.

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    If I understand correctly, Margaret Sanger envisioned readily available abortion as a eugenic response to expanding populations of African-American Blacks ... you know, the descendants of West African slaves with an average IQ of 86. She did not envision White women of good character stooping to such extremes and, therefore, Whites would win the Darwinian struggle against Blacks. Sanger was hoping to cull the human race of these and other undesirables by making surgically-assisted abortions a "second chance" for society by encouraging specific groups of women to have "second thoughts" about taking their pregnancies to term.

    Sanger appears to have succeeded on all fronts. The Nazis, especially Adopt Hitler, found American eugenic programs -- abortion, forced sterilization, etc. -- as models for his own population management schemes designed to reverse the impact of diversity on Germanic society and culture. All of this went "down the memory hole" as a post-WWII America sought to distance itself from any association with the Nazis ... to then, of course, embrace various aspects of Marxism as a reflection of who actually won WWII: the atheistic Communist globalists, not the Christain Germanic nationalists.

    Sanger certainly succeeded with her eugenics program for Blacks:


    "In 2014, the highest percentage of pregnancies were aborted in the District of Columbia (38%), New York (33%), and New Jersey (30%). The lowest percentage of pregnancies were aborted in Utah (5%), South Dakota (4%), and Wyoming (<2%). (AGI abortion data + CDC birth data)".

    "Among white women, 10% of pregnancies end in abortion. Among black women, 29% of pregnancies end in abortion (CDC). Black women were more than 3.5 times more likely to have an abortion in 2014 than white women (CDC)."
     

    http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/

    It is not clear that the globalist vision of a socialist worker's paradise was an improvement over Germanic nationalism (setting aside, for the moment, calculating which ideological scheme massacred the most people).

    Regardless, Western Europe is now firmly entranced with the Marxist globalist vision, perhaps as a result of the post-WWII concordat between capital and labor that gave the economic portfolios to capital and the social portfolios to Cultural Marxists ... something that "leaped the pond" and also took up residence in American institutions in the 1960s.

    A long way to getting to the point: I recently ran across a Danish medical study on microchimerism. I found some of its terminology disturbing. I noted its disingenuous but politically correct way of talking about elective abortions. They are no longer elective, therapeutic, surgical, or medical ... but simply "discontinued pregnancies" as if there had been no choices or agency involved. That obviates all discussion on the morality of elective abortions ... "shit (apparently) happens" in the relativistic, globalist paradise based on inclusion and diversity where, of necessity, anything and everything goes.


    "We do find a tendency of having an older brother raises the odds of being male microchimerism positive and that the odds increase when having several older brothers. Similarly, our study suggests that a prior discontinued pregnancy affects whether girls test positive or not for male microchimerism. Yan et al. showed that women without sons were more likely to test male microchimerism positive if they had experienced a discontinued pregnancy. This suggests that women are likely to attain male microchimerism during discontinued pregnancies and our data suggest that these cells originating from older male siblings either full born or from discontinued pregnancies can further be passed on to the next sibling."
     
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19381956.2016.1218583

    Western Europe is, I fear, even more hopelessly lost than the United States with its issues of globalism and cultural inclusion and, of necessity, ensuing moral, social, and political relativism. Anyone for the "socialist paradises" unfolding in Sweden, Germany, Britain, Denmark, France, etc., in their post-WWII, post-Christian, Marxist, globalist, anti-nativist world?

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  77. Neuday says:
    @asdf
    The article was very subtle - Did you know the Nazi's were racist? That's right!

    Calling someone a Nineties-relic was harsh though.

    Calling someone a Nineties-relic was harsh though.

    Especially considering Assistant Professors across the land wanted one to become President 18 months ago.

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  78. Neuday says:
    @Macumazahn
    It's going to be a long struggle, because the Narrative is essentially impenetrable when it comes to the truth. We'll have to pass through a long stage of denial, during which science itself will be decried as racist. Eventually we'll reach the stage where reality is seen as racist. It'll take years, but in the fullness of time the fact of Negro intellectual inferiority will be accepted, however grudgingly. The real question is, what's to be done about it?

    . . . in the fullness of time the fact of Negro intellectual inferiority will be accepted, however grudgingly. The real question is, what’s to be done about it?

    When this becomes commonly accepted knowledge, blacks will be expected to merely entertain us in sports, music, dancing, and as aggressors in action movies. They’ll be considered dangerous, easily manipulated, hypersexualized, and generally wasteful with their money, as well as objects of pity, needing to be cared for — from a distance.

    Drop the charade of the Dr. Huxtable-type, T. Genius Coates-style elevated mediocrity, blacks camping and other myths we see in media and we’re just about there.

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  79. backup says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    We (homo sapiens) desperately need to learn from anthropology, genetics, and psychology about “race.” Specifically, how we can achieve a future in which racist tendencies are entirely excised from our species. It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than well-meaning legislation.

    David Reich’s article on genetics of “race” so deeply flawed for so many reasons... how does one become a professor at Harvard and not understand basic statistics?

    Genomes of people of African largely undersampled because, as it turns out, they general don’t trust the white establishment with their genetic information. Huh... I wonder why that is? ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa. There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    People of African descent are top athletes because there is more VARIANCE in the population. The tails are longer...at both ends. But no one remembers Urkel...

    Ezra Klein, writing at Sam Harris, David Reich, and Charles Murray, demolishes the "forbidden knowledge" angle to race, genetics and IQ.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/27/15695060/sam-harris-charles-murray-race-iq-forbidden-knowledge-podcast-bell-curve?__twitter_impression=true

    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.

    A meaningless number. You share 70% of your genes with this: https://www.livescience.com/52843-acorn-worm-genome-sequencing.html

    All living beings – bacteria, bananas, you, real ducks – share 50% of their genes.

    ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa.

    Nope. See Denisovan in Papua’s.

    There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.

    Nope. You extrapolate Pan-African numbers to West-Africans. But Pan-African numbers include Bushmen and Pygmee’s, who diverged really long time ago, as well as East Africans with their large influx of West-Eurasian admixture.

    Also, you misunderstand Lewontins Fallacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genetic_Diversity:_Lewontin%27s_Fallacy

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    Also, you misunderstand Lewontins Fallacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genetic_Diversity:_Lewontin%27s_Fallacy
     
    Can something incomprehensible really be misunderstood?
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  80. @AndrewR
    Maybe if Reich cucks a bit harder, leftists will stop calling him a racist.

    “Tell me, Dr Reich, how did throwing Watson, Wade and Harpending under the bus work out for you?”

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  81. Anonym says:
    @schnellandine
    And another which embraces it. I am a racist, by which I mean HBD often correlates with race, and I've noticed. Wouldn't you like to be a racist too? Sing it with me...

    And another which embraces it. I am a racist, by which I mean HBD often correlates with race, and I’ve noticed. Wouldn’t you like to be a racist too? Sing it with me…

    Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

    Above is the Oxford definition. Sure, if we controlled the megaphone we could probably bully Oxford into changing it. But as it is I am not going to classify myself as such because it’s not true. Take the 14 words.

    We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children

    It doesn’t say “because we are superior!” at the end. We espouse the 14 words because it’s who we are, and if we are attached to a piece of soil it is because we live here.

    The definition of racism is itself toxic, and that is by design. Anyone who uses it invites “oh, so you think you are superior, do you?” And you will be on the back foot and losing from the beginning.

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    Plenty of work ahead. I don't have a problem with that OED entry; it's merely logical behavior from HBD-noticing. If one doesn't prejudge and discriminate based on odds from experience, he's lost. Of course, that is before data specific to a new individual arrives, after which the intelligent consider acting opposite of prejudice in certain cases.

    A CS Lewis character offered a notable quote on 'experiment' v 'experimental'; one mustn't experiment on children, but offer to place them in an experimental school, and it's all right.

    It's that sort of stupidity which may be relied upon to twist attitudes back in favor of sense, and the first step is to embrace the more palatable forms of the same word, as above with 'prejudge'. I'm going to remain an unapologetic racist who, in some cases, prefers to work with a black over his local white competition.

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  82. TheJester says:
    @Roderick Spode
    Joe, I have the highest respect for St. Margaret and I wish her organization still had the courage to openly proclaim its eugenic mission.

    Most abortions carried out at PP would have been tremendous burdens on society, dysfunction bred from dysfunction and entitlement from entitlement.

    God Bless Planned Parenthood. Without it, every American city might look like Times Square in the 70s.

    If I understand correctly, Margaret Sanger envisioned readily available abortion as a eugenic response to expanding populations of African-American Blacks … you know, the descendants of West African slaves with an average IQ of 86. She did not envision White women of good character stooping to such extremes and, therefore, Whites would win the Darwinian struggle against Blacks. Sanger was hoping to cull the human race of these and other undesirables by making surgically-assisted abortions a “second chance” for society by encouraging specific groups of women to have “second thoughts” about taking their pregnancies to term.

    Sanger appears to have succeeded on all fronts. The Nazis, especially Adopt Hitler, found American eugenic programs — abortion, forced sterilization, etc. — as models for his own population management schemes designed to reverse the impact of diversity on Germanic society and culture. All of this went “down the memory hole” as a post-WWII America sought to distance itself from any association with the Nazis … to then, of course, embrace various aspects of Marxism as a reflection of who actually won WWII: the atheistic Communist globalists, not the Christain Germanic nationalists.

    Sanger certainly succeeded with her eugenics program for Blacks:

    “In 2014, the highest percentage of pregnancies were aborted in the District of Columbia (38%), New York (33%), and New Jersey (30%). The lowest percentage of pregnancies were aborted in Utah (5%), South Dakota (4%), and Wyoming (<2%). (AGI abortion data + CDC birth data)".

    "Among white women, 10% of pregnancies end in abortion. Among black women, 29% of pregnancies end in abortion (CDC). Black women were more than 3.5 times more likely to have an abortion in 2014 than white women (CDC)."

    http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/

    It is not clear that the globalist vision of a socialist worker’s paradise was an improvement over Germanic nationalism (setting aside, for the moment, calculating which ideological scheme massacred the most people).

    Regardless, Western Europe is now firmly entranced with the Marxist globalist vision, perhaps as a result of the post-WWII concordat between capital and labor that gave the economic portfolios to capital and the social portfolios to Cultural Marxists … something that “leaped the pond” and also took up residence in American institutions in the 1960s.

    A long way to getting to the point: I recently ran across a Danish medical study on microchimerism. I found some of its terminology disturbing. I noted its disingenuous but politically correct way of talking about elective abortions. They are no longer elective, therapeutic, surgical, or medical … but simply “discontinued pregnancies” as if there had been no choices or agency involved. That obviates all discussion on the morality of elective abortions … “shit (apparently) happens” in the relativistic, globalist paradise based on inclusion and diversity where, of necessity, anything and everything goes.

    “We do find a tendency of having an older brother raises the odds of being male microchimerism positive and that the odds increase when having several older brothers. Similarly, our study suggests that a prior discontinued pregnancy affects whether girls test positive or not for male microchimerism. Yan et al. showed that women without sons were more likely to test male microchimerism positive if they had experienced a discontinued pregnancy. This suggests that women are likely to attain male microchimerism during discontinued pregnancies and our data suggest that these cells originating from older male siblings either full born or from discontinued pregnancies can further be passed on to the next sibling.”

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19381956.2016.1218583

    Western Europe is, I fear, even more hopelessly lost than the United States with its issues of globalism and cultural inclusion and, of necessity, ensuing moral, social, and political relativism. Anyone for the “socialist paradises” unfolding in Sweden, Germany, Britain, Denmark, France, etc., in their post-WWII, post-Christian, Marxist, globalist, anti-nativist world?

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  83. @Anonym
    And another which embraces it. I am a racist, by which I mean HBD often correlates with race, and I’ve noticed. Wouldn’t you like to be a racist too? Sing it with me…

    Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
     
    Above is the Oxford definition. Sure, if we controlled the megaphone we could probably bully Oxford into changing it. But as it is I am not going to classify myself as such because it's not true. Take the 14 words.

    We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children
     
    It doesn't say "because we are superior!" at the end. We espouse the 14 words because it's who we are, and if we are attached to a piece of soil it is because we live here.

    The definition of racism is itself toxic, and that is by design. Anyone who uses it invites "oh, so you think you are superior, do you?" And you will be on the back foot and losing from the beginning.

    Plenty of work ahead. I don’t have a problem with that OED entry; it’s merely logical behavior from HBD-noticing. If one doesn’t prejudge and discriminate based on odds from experience, he’s lost. Of course, that is before data specific to a new individual arrives, after which the intelligent consider acting opposite of prejudice in certain cases.

    A CS Lewis character offered a notable quote on ‘experiment’ v ‘experimental’; one mustn’t experiment on children, but offer to place them in an experimental school, and it’s all right.

    It’s that sort of stupidity which may be relied upon to twist attitudes back in favor of sense, and the first step is to embrace the more palatable forms of the same word, as above with ‘prejudge’. I’m going to remain an unapologetic racist who, in some cases, prefers to work with a black over his local white competition.

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    Do you think whites are superior? That is my issue with the OED entry. In some senses we are superior maybe but not all and not necessarily in the most important ones. But they are my team.
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  84. Anonym says:
    @schnellandine
    Plenty of work ahead. I don't have a problem with that OED entry; it's merely logical behavior from HBD-noticing. If one doesn't prejudge and discriminate based on odds from experience, he's lost. Of course, that is before data specific to a new individual arrives, after which the intelligent consider acting opposite of prejudice in certain cases.

    A CS Lewis character offered a notable quote on 'experiment' v 'experimental'; one mustn't experiment on children, but offer to place them in an experimental school, and it's all right.

    It's that sort of stupidity which may be relied upon to twist attitudes back in favor of sense, and the first step is to embrace the more palatable forms of the same word, as above with 'prejudge'. I'm going to remain an unapologetic racist who, in some cases, prefers to work with a black over his local white competition.

    Do you think whites are superior? That is my issue with the OED entry. In some senses we are superior maybe but not all and not necessarily in the most important ones. But they are my team.

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    Yeah, I'm on the white team, and in my view, whites are the net superior race. For example, I've worked with Chinese who likely were higher IQ than me, but they weren't best for our job on balance. Still, it was a good partnership--one I think unlikely to occur with, for example, East Indians and me.


    I don't care who's objectively superior, were such a thing possible to know. I prefer whites, have no problem interacting with other races when appropriate, and wish for them the same freedom of preference exercise I demand, if they want it.
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  85. @Anonym
    Do you think whites are superior? That is my issue with the OED entry. In some senses we are superior maybe but not all and not necessarily in the most important ones. But they are my team.

    Yeah, I’m on the white team, and in my view, whites are the net superior race. For example, I’ve worked with Chinese who likely were higher IQ than me, but they weren’t best for our job on balance. Still, it was a good partnership–one I think unlikely to occur with, for example, East Indians and me.

    I don’t care who’s objectively superior, were such a thing possible to know. I prefer whites, have no problem interacting with other races when appropriate, and wish for them the same freedom of preference exercise I demand, if they want it.

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  86. Art Deco says:
    @MEH 0910
    Burmila fancies himself a comedian, so I don't know how seriously to take his self-description:

    http://www.ginandtacos.com/about/

    Like many Americans now between the ages of 21 and 40, Ed was raised in a household in which Ronald Reagan was worshipped more fervently than Jesus, Santa, and Carl Weathers combined. One of his first clear memories is being taken to a Reagan/Bush 84 campaign event in the old Chicago Stadium, the highlight of which (bear in mind, we're talking about a 5 year old) was Reagan's entrance atop a fire engine. Accordingly, Teenage Ed was a well-read, viciously conservative little bastard, the ruiner of many an otherwise good time. Then one day in 1998 something snapped and he realized that A) he gave a flying shit about people other than himself and B) making a lot of money in order to emulate the miserable lives of our parents was not all that appealing. That's when things got a lot more tolerable for everyone involved.

    Basically, his goal in life (and this blog, in case they're not one and the same) is to channel Bill Hicks, Mark Twain, Carl Jung, and Mencken. Albeit without the virulent racism in Mencken's case.

     

    What’s interesting is that a student of political science at the University of Wisconsin understood others only at the level of caricature, including his own father. Years and years in graduate school did nothing to temper that. He’s unselfconscious about it, as a matter of fact.

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  87. @backup

    Everyone keeps forgetting that we share %99.9 of our genes with each other.
     
    A meaningless number. You share 70% of your genes with this: https://www.livescience.com/52843-acorn-worm-genome-sequencing.html

    All living beings - bacteria, bananas, you, real ducks - share 50% of their genes.


    ALL of human genetic diversity is in Africa.
     
    Nope. See Denisovan in Papua's.

    There is more diversity between two west Africans than there is between me and a West African.
     
    Nope. You extrapolate Pan-African numbers to West-Africans. But Pan-African numbers include Bushmen and Pygmee's, who diverged really long time ago, as well as East Africans with their large influx of West-Eurasian admixture.

    Also, you misunderstand Lewontins Fallacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genetic_Diversity:_Lewontin%27s_Fallacy

    Also, you misunderstand Lewontins Fallacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genetic_Diversity:_Lewontin%27s_Fallacy

    Can something incomprehensible really be misunderstood?

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  88. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Macumazahn
    It's going to be a long struggle, because the Narrative is essentially impenetrable when it comes to the truth. We'll have to pass through a long stage of denial, during which science itself will be decried as racist. Eventually we'll reach the stage where reality is seen as racist. It'll take years, but in the fullness of time the fact of Negro intellectual inferiority will be accepted, however grudgingly. The real question is, what's to be done about it?

    This is ridiculous. Yes I believe there are group differences in IQ. But there is wide overlap in scores.

    Using today’s testing modalities approximately 15% of African-Americans will have IQ scores higher than the white European average.

    There are plenty of smart black people around. Plenty of dumb ones too. But it is important to remember that there are smart black people as well.

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  89. Ragno says:
    @JMcG
    You were more fun a few months ago.

    You were more fun a few months ago.

    That’s a lie and you know it!

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