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With my review currently up in Taki's Magazine of Loren Stein's terrific translation in English of Michel Houellebecq's Submission, I think it's timely to repost my version of Houellebecq's scenario for how the the second place Muslim finisher in the French Presidential election of 2022 would form a grand coalition to defeat the first place... Read More
From the New York Times: Distinguishing Minors From Adults in Migrant Tide 5:35 AM ET PASSAU, Germany — Newly arrived migrants were lining up at the train station in this border town for their first registration one recent evening. In a group of young Afghans traveling on their own, Matin, from Kabul, said he was... Read More
From the Daily Mail: As Stalin might say if he were around today, No brain, no problem. People who were subjected to this treatment reported that their belief in God dropped by a third following the stimulation, while there was an increase in positive feelings towards immigrants. The study was carried out by Dr Keise... Read More
What with demand for Volkswagens soaring, German Chancellor Merkel's decision to let in (literally) countless numbers of newcomers from the Muslim world is being hailed as an economic masterstroke that will counteract the deleterious wage-boosting effects of the number of working-age residents in Germany being otherwise expected to plunge from 49.2 million in 2013 all... Read More
The race among Republicans for Speaker of the House is important because the only thing keeping Congress from sending an amnesty bill to Obama's desk was John Boehner's invoking of the informal Hastert Rule that he wouldn't call an amnesty bill for a vote since a majority of House Republicans were against it. But that's... Read More
From NumbersUSA. Commenter Lot says: I.e., Boehner kept the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bottled up in the House by not calling it up for a vote, where it likely would have passed. ... Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who beat an amnesty supporter in a Republican primary (Chris Cannon)
From Yahoo News: 'Finland's no good': Disappointed migrants turn back AFP By Anne Kauranen Tornio (Finland) (AFP) - Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring. Migrants... Read More
In rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic news, from the New York Times: European Union Ministers Approve Plan to Distribute Refugees By JAMES KANTER SEPT. 22, 2015 BRUSSELS — European Union ministers approved a plan on Tuesday that compels member countries to take in 120,000 migrants seeking refuge on the Continent, despite strong objections... Read More
And another graph that explains the migrant crises of 2016-2100
The demographers of the United Nation's Population Division have quietly released their World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision report. Above is a graph I put together from their new data that explains much about the "Migrant Crisis" of 2015. As you can see, way back in 1950, the population of the Middle East was only 18%... Read More
From the New York Times: A half hour ago, this headline began "15,000 Migrants." LONDON — As key nations tighten their borders, thousands of migrants and asylum seekers hoping to enter Western Europe are now bottled up in the Balkans, placing precarious new burdens on a region of lingering sectarian divisions that is exceptionally ill... Read More
Here's a transcript of the heart (from 0:49 to 2:16) of this high level discussion at the National Palace in Mexico City: This is the opening scene from La Dictadura Perfecta, or "The Perfect Dictatorship," a term for the Mexican government co
What's going on in Europe is like a children's game, such as Hot Potato or Musical Chairs. When Germany clamped down on its border with Austria, that sent the message that the northern European states were starting to come to their senses, which means that states further south are in danger of getting stuck with... Read More
The Western world has had relatively few national leaders who were unambiguously 100% Jewish in ancestry, upbringing, religion, and ethnic identification. The American presidency, for example, remains remarkably WASP-dominated. But going back to Queen Victoria's favorite prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who identified strongly as a racial Jew while espousing Anglicanism as his religion, there has... Read More
This is the opening to the late Tory MP Enoch Powell's 1968 speech endorsing immigration restriction: The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature. One is that by the very order of things such evils are not... Read More
If Jeb Bush is elected President in November 2016, how fast would a migrant flash mob bearing signs reading "¡Acto de Amor!" form at U.S. border crossings? The day after his inauguration? Or, more likely, the evening of his election, allowing lame duck President Obama to announce "the People have spoken" and order the gates... Read More
From the NYT: S0, immigrant resentment and hostility just gets worse in the second generation? Maybe Eu
Almost 7 billion people live in countries poorer than U.S., 6 billion in countries poorer than Puerto Rico
Out of the 187 countries represented by spheres, highlighted countries from bottom left to top right include: Pakistan is the pink sphere, Nigeria black, India indigo, Indonesia dark red, China mint green, Brazil blue, Mexico brown, Poland purple, UK yellow, Germany green, and USA red-white-and-blue red. It's hard for Westerners to grasp how many people... Read More
Top story in the New York Times: Facing Migrant Crisis, Germany Sets Emergency Border Controls By MELISSA EDDY, RICK LYMAN and ALISON SMALE 44 minutes ago Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière announced that Germany would impose temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, after thousands have crossed over in recent weeks. ... The move... Read More
Radio comedian Will Rogers is often said to have sagely advised, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." Western Europe has found itself in a hole over the last generation, having imprudently admitted large numbers of Muslims. Germany's two-pronged solution: - Double down - Bully Germany's eastern neighbors into the same mistake so... Read More
The Gallup Poll reports based on surveying 452,000 people in 151 countries in 2009-2011: Of course, 640 million adults wanting to emigrate does not included their dependent children and dependent elders. So, that's more like a billion or so. We're Number One! We're Number One! Keep in mind that America is the first choice of... Read More
In 2010 I wrote in VDARE about the argument between German central banker Thilo Sarrazin and German philosopher Jurgen Habermas over immigration policy. (Sarrazin had published a million-selling bestseller book of tables and graphs of data with the prophetic title Germany Abolishes Itself. Habermas has written at vast length over the years about "communicative rationality"... Read More
As I pointed out last year, celebrated French leftist economist Thomas Piketty was sure that criticism of Mexican monopolist Carlos Slim was caused by ethnic prejudice. In Liberation, the French left daily, Piketty continues to remain oblivious to why virtually all billionaires want more immigration: SILVER LINING For an open Europe by Thomas Piketty Editor’s... Read More
Let's review the NYT's top headlines of the moment: You know, only 3 governments -- Germany, Sweden, and Austria -- of the 28 in the European Union are enthusiastic about Ms. Merkel's unilateral putsch against Europe's indigenous people. So Jean-Claude Juncker is calling for the great majority of European governments to surrender to the German... Read More
From Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
A Justice Department press release: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 24, 2015 Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Nebraska-Based Meat Packing Company The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Nebraska Beef Ltd., a meat packing company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. The settlement resolves... Read More
As you may have heard, the new center-right prime minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä, is one of the few Europe elites to actually promise to share some of his own personal housing stock to help out refugees. But the story behind his generous decision turns out to be illustrative of several themes that haven't gotten... Read More
In the New York Times, the recent U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, who is the daughter of a real estate developer in Sacramento who is a big time Hillary-contributor, denounces the barbarism of the Huns: Hungary's Xenophobic Response By ELENI KOUNALAKIS SEPT. 6, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — The scene at Budapest’s Keleti train station is returning... Read More
Commenter Romanian calls our attention to this relevant passage from Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire about the decision of the Emperor Valens in 376 A.D. to permit -- and even assist -- the crossing of the Danube, until then the frontier of Roman civilization, by German barbarians. In the opinion... Read More
With Muslim terrorists committing anti-Semitic massacres in France and Denmark earlier this year, and Middle Eastern and African youths routinely harassing Jews on the street in European cities, one might think that facilitating another massive influx of Muslims, along with all the chain migration to follow, would be considered not good for the Jews. Some... Read More
To understand what's at stake regarding the Mediterranean, here's a graph I made from the numbers in World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision: Volume II: Demographic Profiles, which was published in 2013 by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations' population projections for... Read More
Via Kevin Drum, the Wall Street Journal says:Thank goodness we let in all those illegal immigrants to do the jobs Americans are just too disabled these days to do. Who knew that working class Americans would suffer an epidemic of vague back pain and balky knees after decades of business, political, and economist elites conspiring... Read More
For years, the Southern Poverty Law Center has been arguing that the only reason anybody in America has the slightest doubts about immigration is because of the malign influence of one man, a Michigan ophthalmologist named John Tanton. Now, Sen. Marco Rubio is spreading the SPLC's line.From the Washington Post:A new battle has flared inside the Republican... Read More
In a New York Times op-ed, "Deportation Nation," law professor Daniel Kanstroom explains the horrors of America deporting aliens who are convicted of subsequent crimes. Kanstroom explains that we must stop deporting them because they often become victims of discrimination in their home countries:Okay ... My old articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
John Carney writes in CNBC on the Phony Farm Labor Crisis that predictions of crops-rotting-in-the-fields doom for farmers because of a purported illegal alien shortage didn't quite come true: My old articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
It never ends. From CNBC:Actually, I think the proper punctuation is "Worst. Farm labor shortage. Ever."Oh, the humanity! Those poor, poor farmers, having to pay their workers more.Seriously, there's something Pavlovian about how effective for
In 1988, the New York Times commissioned, then rejected an op-ed on illegal immigration from Edward Abbey (1927-1989), the acclaimed novelist and radical environmentalist. Abbey's "Immigration and Liberal Taboos" remains excellent reading today:I'd tell you to read the whole thing, but then I couldn't mine it for good arguments myself. My old articles are archived... Read More
We heard over and over again that Obama's Administrative Amnesty was a political masterstroke, but now the polls are finally in and the Washington Post reports "No Immigration Bounce for Obama." It turns out that -- What do you know? -- immigration is a bad issue for Obama, especially in swing states (in red above... Read More
An anonymous commenter offers some insight into the level of empirical research and logical insight that the famous institutions that campaign for Open Borders have brought to analyzing the long-run effects of their policy proposal.How did he know this? Well you see, the Journal had organized a trip down to a section of southwest border... Read More
The online comments about this New York Times article were quite interesting: 
The LA Times reports:But that sounds more like the Best Case Scenario.A commenter recently pointed out that there's no good reason for the Supreme Court to be based in Washington D.C. What, they don't have email these days? They have to go look up precedents in paper files only available in D.C.?The Justices (other than Clarence... Read More
From the WSJ:Now, that's some brilliant politicking, Mitt: With your speech to Latino leaders today, you've definitely picked up some of that crucial voting bloc of Hispanic American citizens who are closely related to illegal immigrants with advanced degrees. You just keep listening to what the WSJ and NYT tell you and you can't go... Read More
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Cuba), prominent Vice-Presidential Timber, has written (according to Matthew Yglesias in "The Wisdom of Marco Rubio on Illegal Immigration"):Here's an interesting graph: My old articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
In the Daily Caller, Neil Munro explains:The new policy may also spur additional illegal immigration by people wishing to see their children immigrate into United States’ relatively high-wage econ
Peter Beinart, former editor of Marty Peretz's New Republic, is puzzled by a new poll of Jewish voters:My wacko nutjob guess is that American Jews tend to be fairly patriotic, certainly more so than Jewish media figures and leaders of Jewish organizations. Thus, average Jews are more likely to ask "But is it good for... Read More
For years, going back at least to October 2006, every fall we read about the latest agricultural crisis caused by insufficient illegal infiltrator peasants. One harvest time, it's pears rotting in the field, the next it's kumquats. Just fill in the blanks on the press release. Each one-time-only outsized crop caused by fluke weather justifies... Read More
Over at Marginal Revolution, Tyler Cowen links to a study of why child labor expanded so much during the laissez-faire era of the industrial revolution. The comments are mostly the usual libertarian chest-pounding, leading up to Roy Swanson's:Well played, sir. On second reading, I've come to believe this is a pitch-perfect parody of 21st Century libertarianism.... Read More
Although the New York Times hasn't yet gotten around to covering the recent pogrom in Tel Aviv against black "illegal infiltrators" (here's video footage of the riot -- not all that violent as far as race riots go), Abraham H. Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, issued the following statement today:We are seriously concerned about... Read More
From the top of the website of Haaretz, the left of center Israeli newspaper:Demonstrators attack African migrants in south Tel AvivLikud MK describes Sudanese migrants as cancer; government prepares for mass deportation.By Ilan Lior, Tomer Zarchin |May 24, 2012 |02:44 AM |20
From the Jerusalem Post:Also on
From the New York Times, an op-ed by Jacqueline Stevens, a professor of political science at Northwestern who is the author of States Without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals. Professor Stevens argues that we should "open the borders" and "abolish inheritance" because "the entire body of laws around families and inheritance, embody societies’ collective flight from death." Okay... Read More
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