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From Vox:

How to rethink our borders
Why some activists think it’s time for fully open borders.

By Dylan Matthews and Byrd Pinkerton Nov 7, 2018, 9:00am EST

But, honest, we were not thinking about open borders before Nov 7, 2018, 9:00am EST.

A victory for Democrats this midterms, President Donald Trump warned before the election, is a victory for a terrible, dangerous idea: open borders.

Trump is entirely making this up …

The idea that it was time for fully open borders just suddenly came to us at 8:59am EST. After the election. After … Trump was entirely making this up that we were just waiting for the election to be over to get back to our obsession with opening up your country to anybody who wants to come. We waited a full 8 hours after the polls closed in Nevada before getting back on our Open Borders hobby horse, so that proves Trump was lying.

But Fabio Rojas does want open borders, and on the latest episode of the Future Perfect podcast, he tells us why.

Rojas, a sociology professor at Indiana University Bloomington, is part of a small but growing movement of libertarians and leftists who are questioning the need for any restrictions on entering the United States. …

Leon Fresco, an immigration attorney who was the primary drafter of the 2013 “Gang of Eight” immigration bill and served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Immigration Litigation under President Obama, has spent much of the Trump years trying to get a very tiny change to immigration law: a tweak to make it easier for Chinese and Indian immigrants to get green cards (they are currently limited by arbitrary per-country caps).

You can tell it’s a “very tiny change” because China and India are very tiny countries.

After all, what’s the maximum number of people affected? 2.6 billion? 2.7 billion tops.

The idea has massive bipartisan support, with senators from Tom Cotton on the right to Kamala Harris on the left signing on and 329 co-sponsors in the House (more than three-quarters of the House’s members).

But even that has been a struggle! …

Rojas, whose sociological work studies how once-fringe movements (like Black Power or the antiwar movement in the early 2000s) can become mainstream, is more optimistic. “A couple of hundred years ago, if you said that black people and white people were equal in the eyes of God, people would have been horrified. They would have said, ‘No, no, blacks and whites are different.’ But you just slowly make the argument,” he says. “We have to communicate with people and say: America is a great country when it’s a country of open doors.”

Here at Vox, we’re not for Open Borders. We’re just anti anybody who is anti-Open Borders, you hateful haters.

 
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  1. Anon[312] • Disclaimer says:

    Kind of a Trumpian Overton window tactic, like the shut down ICE thing. This is the new political normal.

  2. OT:

    I’m curious as well.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Lot
  3. J.Ross says: • Website

    A couple of hundred years ago, if you said that black people and white people were equal in the eyes of God, people would have been horrified.

    Exactly wrong. There was a long left-wing animus toward Southern Christianity because the promised equality of blacks and whites precisely in the eyes of god and the afterlife were seen as a major pacifier for a population that would otherwise be moved to (assumed just) revolt. Behave yourself because God will judge you when you die and all that. This is a widely discussed topic on which monographs have been written, it’s a pillar of the leftist case against Christianity.
    So, what else does Rojas not understand?

    • Agree: slumber_j, pyrrhus
  4. Anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Libertarians and leftists’.

    Strange how the two absolute polar opposites of the political spectrum, who are at each others’ ideological throats in every single other issue agree in this one particular issue.

    Not so much ‘Nazi-Soviet’ pact, more like ‘Devil-Angel’ pact.

  5. Daniel H says:

    >>……..is part of a small but growing movement of libertarians and leftists …..

    Yep, never trust libertarians. They are not now, and never were, an ally of the good and true. Run them out of town.

  6. Daniel H says:

    Just thinking. A nice slogan that can be directed towards the somnambulant suburban Becky’s and Herbs who seem to be unaware how dire the demographic situation is, and how just one term of cuck/Democrat rule can destroy their and their posterity’s future….Whiten up people. Whiten up.

    I’m going to start using this slogan.

  7. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Desiderius

    Would there be data on that available yet or would we have to wait for an academic to pursue it?

  8. J.Ross says: • Website

    From a few days ago:

    Poor Paul. Does anybody but the people who make fake prizes think he’s a genius?
    It is a staple of CTR spam on 4chan that a hero or leader is imposed on us (normally someone we haven’t heard of) and then ritually trashed. They’re huffing their own fumes.

    • Agree: TheBoom
    • Replies: @anon
  9. Dan Hayes says:
    @Daniel H

    Daniel H:

    Libertarianism is a prime example of the dictum that any political idea carried out to its logical end point is fallacious!

    • Replies: @kiismerhe
  10. @Daniel H

    >>……..is part of a small but growing movement of libertarians and leftists …..

    Yep, never trust libertarians. They are not now, and never were, an ally of the good and true. Run them out of town.

    They’re not libertarians. Not even close. Letting people into a welfare state is a raid on the treasury.

    Now, if they paid an admission fee to cover costs, and posted bond to insure against future costs, then perhaps you could make a true libertarian case for the state opening borders– because nature itself would close them again for about 90% of the applicants. (Cf. early 19th century America.)

    Reading the genuine libertarian literature of the late 1960s and 1970s would cause most of these young pseudos to get the vapors and collapse.

  11. @Anonymous

    It says a lot about American libertarianism that it derives from the writings in the last century of three atomized, sterile and emotionally dysfunctional women who couldn’t form stable or normal marriages, namely Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson and, of course, the deracinated immigrant Ayn Rand. Leftism and feminism draw their strength from working with the same kind of broken psychology.

    • Replies: @Menschmaschine
  12. Anon[260] • Disclaimer says:

    P.S. Vox is accused of being funneled money by YouTube to make “educational videos” to the tune of about $20 million. Propaganda outfits like Vox are kept in business despite not being profitable by billionaire and corporate fake investments and payments for services rendered. A bit like Mike from Better Call Saul getting laundered money through a fake job.

  13. 1661er says:

    arbitrary per-country caps

    That’s easy to fix. Soviet Union used to bump into the quota, but most CIS countries don’t bump into the quota cap.

    The mainland-born 1949ers use the Chinese quota, some of those likes to whine that pre-1949ers Taiwanese have separate quotas. My retorts had always that it’s up to Chinese decide to follow the example of Soviet Union, US is not standing in the way of that.

  14. The very next opportunity the Democrats (or Republicans) have to open the floodgates and stab the US through the heart with the demographic knife, they will do it. The USA is already teetering dangerously; look at the results in Texas, Arizona and Nevada (now a blue state). It will eventually tip even if all immigration was ended, but waiting around means a potential for a white identity to form.

    So they will flood the country. Enjoy it while you can. 2040 is getting very close… It’s closer to us now than 1995 was.

    It’s very sad, however, I believe in survival of the fittest. Unfortunately, I just think white people are nearing the end of their term. A true shame, but it is what it is. They’ll either wake up, or they won’t.

  15. ZeroDay says:

    I remember hearing the physicist, Michio Kaku, speak in 2009 or so, blathering on about the world in 2030. One thing that jumped out was how he mentioned that a one world government was inevitable. It stood out as such an oddly religious belief.

    It seems that people who believe in borderless world stuff tend to also way overestimate the power of technology to transcend human limitations, even if it’s in a dystopian way. They seem to be generalists, who maybe read some MIT Tech Review, and whose timeline of the “next big breakthrough” is always several decades too early. Self-driving cars, any day now…

    Also notice this a lot in the transgender movement. A thread of naive techno optmism seems to run through all of this. As in, one day, 200 years in the future, I will be able to change my sex with a snap, so I will go ahead and become a girl immediately. Granted, I will just look like a guy who lost a bet in the meantime, but it’s the vision that counts.

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    , @Ray Huffman
  16. Lot says:

    Election is not over! California has 4 house races too close to call. Arizona has 600,000 uncounted ballots and has vaguely promised to count enough of them to guess at who won the Senate seat in a week or two.

    One election that was firmly decided: California by a landslide wants permanent daylight savings time. Everyone is up at 6pm, few are up at 7am.

    • Replies: @Corn
    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    , @anon
  17. Lot says:
    @Desiderius

    It will be high but definitely less than .88.

  18. @Reg Cæsar

    They’re not libertarians. Not even close.

    They are really corporatarians.

  19. Tyrion 2 says:

    Less than half of eligible people voted. Yet this is “record turnout”. Are passions really that low?

  20. Anonymous[730] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Many – though not all – so called ‘libertarians’ are very very cunning and sly, just like the proverbial serpents.

    The idea is to use massive uncontrolled immigration as a ‘torpedo’ to destroy welfare states – and all government transfer payments for that matter – by the simple ruse of making them absolutely unaffordable in any possible scenario.

    The Economist magazine is the prime example of this school of thought.

    The real mystery is why are ‘leftists’ aligned with this faction?

    The simple answer is that no one can ever accuse ‘leftists’ of having intelligence.

  21. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Following on from this, what conclusion can be drawn from the fact that only a minority of white Americans voted Republican. Perhaps a third?

    Would a trade of a Japanese style immigration regime for universal (American) healthcare help this? Or, would it make it worse?

    • Troll: Eric Novak
  22. Go to the Walmart in Las Colinas (actually Irving), Texas, and you might think you are in Bangalore.

    • Replies: @Flip
    , @poolside
  23. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Born in 1951, I consoled myself that I wouldn’t live to see this lunacy.

    But times are changing really quickly. This is bad news… what are they thinking?

    Strike a deal: the welfare state ends totally first. Go back to what it was like before immigration was first restricted in the 1920’s.

  24. @ZeroDay

    The masses of Third Worlders arriving in Vox’s plan would have little tolerance for transgender as a concept.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  25. @Daniel H

    Murray Rothbard pointed out for the hyper-libertarian state to exist, immigration had to be slashed. Otherwise the population wouldn’t have the beliefs for libertarianism to function. Few current libertarian commenters grasp this.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @gregor
  26. Tiny Duck says:

    Sometimes I think about America’s sedentary, heart-diseased, fast-food gobbling, car-addicted suburbanites, sitting watching TV in their suburban castles, casually passing judgment on refugees who have walked 1000s of miles to escape oppression, and … well, it makes me mad

  27. eah says:

    Does this look like a guy whose opinion should matter?

  28. @Redneck farmer

    That is something I’ve not been sure Ron Paul has come around to realizing. Imagine if he’d brought up the immigration invasion issue in his campaign in ’12. I told him in person that he needed to do that in order to win a primary. He didn’t listen.

  29. @Anonymous

    Your theory is unsound, #730. Libertarians HATE HATE HATE statist authorities, and a one-world government would be the biggest authority anyone has ever seen. That would be the inevitable result of having no borders.

    Welfare is only one part of the Statist agent – it causes the population to become dependent on The State. These Economist writers that I keep hearing about are some sick puppies, but they are no Libertarians of any sort from what I’ve read here.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
  30. NZLex says:

    What was it that mob at Tucker Carlson’s place were chanting?

    NO BORDERS!
    NO WALLS!
    NO USA AT ALL!

    Of course, it’s probably just my dog whistling again… nothing to see here…

  31. “We have to communicate with people and say: America is a great country when it’s a country of open doors.”

    You can communicate all you want, buddy, but not everyone is stupid enough to believe something that ludicrous. With open doors, American will be NO country, just like your house will not be a dwelling but a public space if you keep your doors open … one with no furniture or light fixtures after a short while too.

  32. OT but what about Rachel Maddow’s call last night for demonstrations today over Trump’s appointment of Sessions’s chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to oversee Mueller as acting attorney general? She described the alleged crisis as a “break glass moment.” Now I don’t suppose she’s seriously dog-whistling for Krystalnacht or even necessarily calling for property damage (I believe the metaphor was the covering over fire alarms), but who knows?

  33. @J.Ross

    Also,

    Rojas, whose sociological work studies how once-fringe movements (like … the antiwar movement in the early 2000s) can become mainstream

    Curiously, the “becoming mainstream” of the antiwar movement seems to have coincided perfectly with the US taking on an unprecedented number of overseas military commitments (aka “wars”) with the approval of both parties.

    So best case scenario for Rojas is that, like Krugman or Kristol, he is reliably wrong but still somehow esteemed.

    Of course, we all know what’s really going on here. Like 99% of all leftmedia effluvia (=97% of all media), Rojas & co. are riding herd on as much of the electorate as they can, trying to convince voters that incompatible things are compatible, that certain facts don’t exist while certain non-existences are facts, that history’s arc bends their way, and that anything with detectable mind-share is on their side. And you know what? It kinda works. The cost, effort and dishonesty are massive, but it delivers just enough votes to keep the counter-reality, counter-national interest politicians in the game. Sometimes it even delivers enough to run the table.

    So long as there are votes to be corralled, the oligarchs and “nonprofit” foundations will continue shoveling money into the creaking propaganda machine, no matter how absurd the output. The Rojases, Krugmans and Kristols will continue drawing paychecks, no matter how debunked their work. And dupable voters will continue selling out their birthright for a mess of pottage, no matter how glaring the swindle.

    • Agree: densa
  34. @eah

    Dylan should drop the heavy black glasses frames and find some glasses that call less attention to his face. Seriously, you have to be as good looking as Buddy Holly, Colin Firth, or Peter Sellers to wear those kind of glasses. I’m sure he has a theory about how he’s being ironic by wearing glasses like that, but he’s not doing himself any favors. Get yourself some thin titanium frames that don’t shout “Look at me!”

  35. @NZLex

    Also,

    “We have to communicate with people and say: America is a great country when it’s a country of open doors.”

    One wonders how open are the doors of Messrs. Rojas’s, Matthews’s and Pinkerton’s homes and offices?

  36. OT

    Mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks leaves at least 11 wounded

    Witness John Hedge, of Moorpark … said he saw a security guard get shot.

    “I was at the front door and I was talking to my stepdad. I just started hearing these big pops. Pop, pop, pop. … ”

    As anyone who has been at an indoor shooting range and took off their hearing protection will describe the sound of a handgun being dischared near you as “pop, pop, pop”.

    80′s Ads: Kellogg’s Corn Pops “Gotta Get Pops”

    • Replies: @Tiny Duck
  37. @Michael Soeren

    Agree mostly, except Lefties are always dog whistling. That’s why they need to accuse the right of it.

    Also, N.B. Krystalnacht =

    https://goo.gl/images/4E9mw7

    or

    https://goo.gl/images/7cZ3yU

    Kristallnacht =

    https://goo.gl/images/9jrTyg

  38. We need a new McCarthyism directed at open borders adherents.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  39. IHTG says:

    Excellent:

  40. Coemgen says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Let’s try “open borders” on a small scale before imposing “open borders” on all Americans.

    Let Tiny Duck open the borders of its domicile to all and, redefine the word visitor to include what is now referred to as a burglar.

    Remember, people are not illegal.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  41. Etcetera says:

    I know an Indian couple who are renouncing their Indian citizenship… so they can get Nepali citizenship… so that their immigration applications will be subject to a less crowded quota.

  42. @Anonymous

    ‘Libertarians and leftists’. … at each others’ ideological throats in every single other issue agree in this one

    Well, this one [open borders] and legal pot.

    Well, open borders, legal pot, and abortion.

    Well, open borders, legal pot, abortion and segregation.

    Well, open borders, legal pot, abortion, segregation, and gay marriage.

    “Libertarians are liberals who want a tax cut”

  43. @Hippopotamusdrome

    I was standing in line with my wife at the Whole Foods once a few customers behind a large blond man who was flirting with the checkout clerk. I said, “That guy looks just like Fabio.”

    My wife said, “That is Fabio.”

    Fabio looked like he was having a blast being Fabio.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  44. @Tiny Duck

    Sometimes I think about America’s sedentary, heart-diseased, fast-food gobbling, …

    What Black Americans Need to Know About Heart Disease

    Black Americans are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke than White Americans

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  45. Anonym says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Buddy Holly, now there’s a guy I’d want to clone just to see what he’d have put out for the next 20 years or so of prime.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  46. Anon 2 says:

    Re: Asian influx

    I only visit Boston when my university pays me to go there for
    a conference so my visits occur at 10-15 year intervals. Here are
    a few impressions from my recent visit (By the way – it seems like
    nobody on this blog reports regularly from Boston or NYC – a rather
    glaring lacuna IMHO):

    People still walk very fast, I’d say faster than in NYC. Unlike New York
    Boston is human sized, it’s a highly walkable city. Combine walking with
    the T (Boston subway), and you don’t need to own a car to live there.
    Central Boston (incl. Cambridge) is still a city of students and professors.
    The average age of the commuters on various branches of the Green Line
    (which takes you to Boston U., Northeastern U, Boston College, etc) and
    the Red Line (which stops at MIT and Harvard) is probably close to 25.
    The trolleys still run to Harvard Square.

    Now about the changes. I found Boston to be strangely subdued. The city
    20-30 years ago used to be dominated by the Irish and the Italians which
    gave it a decidely boisterous character, e.g., Kenmore Square with all its clubs
    (like the legendary Rathskeller) and late open diners was quite a place. I kept asking
    myself: where are they? True, the city has been gentrified beyond recognition,
    and now, like NYC, seems rather boring. But there is another striking change:
    I often found myself walking behind a group of 4’9″ – 4’11″ Chinese women.
    At 6 ft. I’m not particularly tall but in Boston I often felt like I was in the Land
    of Lilliput. Even the whites seemed shorter than elsewhere. I don’t know how
    many of the Chinese I saw were actually students from China (there are about
    370,000 of them in the U.S.) vs permanent residents but the rapid Asian influx
    was unmistakable. I am not sure it’s particularly healthy for research universities
    to be increasingly dominated by market-dominant minorities such as the Jews,
    Chinese, and East Indians, relative to their small numbers in the general
    population.

    One more thing: while in Harvard Square I was surprised by a sense of
    contempt I felt while looking at the buildings of Harvard University. And I
    used to admire Harvard 15-20 years ago. Not anymore. Now Harvard
    appeared to me, except for STEM and medicine, as no more than a bastion
    of credentialism, an institution so corrupted by postmodernism that
    it has abandoned any semblance of the pursuit of the truth wherever it
    may lead us, and has now instead dedicated itself to the 24/7 propaganda
    claim that leftist materialism is the only truth worth exploring, the only
    perspective (in the Nietzschean sense) that will save us. If so, then Harvard
    is now a profoundly religious institution

  47. @Frau Katze

    You can’t strike a deal with the left. Any individual who is willing to deal is going to be out competed by those willing to betray you- the left isn’t agreement compatible.

  48. @Frau Katze

    “Born in 1951″

    Hah, born in ’96. I’ll be a young 44 at the tipping point.

    In all seriousness, I’m somewhat jealous of somebody who got to live in a time like 1951. The one thing that sorely lacks is a community. The cities are flooded with Indians and Arabs, seeming to bring the worst of their home countries combining with the worst of Western culture. Community is destroyed.

    I don’t know if 2016 was a tipping point, or if we just notice it more now, but yeah, things are going down very fast. I’m fascinated at the future in a sick kind of way. Things are going to get very ugly.

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    , @pyrrhus
  49. @Anonymous

    Libertarians like CATO are mostly fronts for corporate donations just like the so called Chamber of Commerce.

    Corporations want cheap labor and customers for their products. Leftist want voters for more leftist social engineering programs… oh and to keep their leaders in power. Soft Maos or Stalins, velvet glove socialism in the US, but when do you ever see Leftists go away from wanting political power?

    And they make a deal with the corporations to not nationalize them too hard usually. So corporations give love offerings to leftist politicians to keep them off their backs to a degree. Think of Silicon Valley showering Nancy Piglosi with buckets of cash.

    Not really hard to figure that one out.

  50. Flip says:
    @The Alarmist

    Go to the Walmart in Las Colinas (actually Irving), Texas, and you might think you are in Bangalore.

    My office building in downtown Chicago is similar.

    • Agree: jim jones
  51. Anon 101 says:
    @Michael Soeren

    She described the alleged crisis as a “break glass moment.”

    Sabrina Erdely had one of those, too. No moss grows on a Rolling Stone, or on a MadCow.

  52. countenance says: • Website

    Leon Fresco was a top Schumer staffer at the time he basically single handedly wrote the Gang Bangers of Eight bill. I remember you had a few posts in 2013 about Fresco, and also of the top Rubio staffer, a cruise ship industry lobbyist in a past life, who also helped a little bit.

  53. @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, Rod Dreher is another guy who should toss his Buddy Holly glasses.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  54. George says:

    The open border argument is appealing to people that are protected from at least the most immediate threat to their and their family’s lifestyle. Most government jobs are protected from open border policies. Foreign nationals are not permitted to do their job.

    Why are there any US nationals teaching foreign languages?

    Why is medicine such a closed protected profession? Why doesn’t American insurance cover doctor vists in say Mexico? Why can’t Mexican doctors practice in the US, as long as they can convince a US insurer to insure them?

    Why can’t the US bring in foreign nationals to be police in ethnically diverse neighborhoods?

    Why can’t foreign nationals run for elective office? If ‘the people’ want a foreign national to be their representative/ senator why not let them. A special government worker visa will be created to allow foreign nationals to replace US elected officials.

    My point is guys like Rojas see nothing but personal gain and little immediate downside to open borders. Their jobs are not threatened, and they can buy cheap stuff.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  55. @Steve Sailer

    I think there’s a decent likelihood that he doesn’t even need to wear glasses; he just wears them because he thinks they make him look smart (and hip and ironic), like Sec. of Energy and former candidate for 2016 Republican Presidential nomination Rick Perry or bouncy-ball player Lebron James. I have some people of my acquaintance who do that (they have had Lasik surgery to correct their vision but wear glasses for ornamentation purposes).

  56. Wilkey says:
    @eah

    Does this look like a guy whose opinion should matter?

    Sure, why not?

    I mean bashing the value of someone’s opinion based on their looks is a superb way of making our side come across like the better party, right?

    Face it: Tuesday was a disaster for the GOP. What did we win? Mostly all we won were three senate seats that should have already been held by Republicans anyway. Three senate seats in a year when, based on the map, we should have been able to pick up five or six. Yay.

    And what did we lose? Several governor’s races and perhaps up to 42 House seats (as of now 13 still apparently haven’t been decided). That’s on top of the six House seats we lost in 2016 when Trump won only because of 80,000 votes in three states. Trump has no coattails, and he’s turned off millions of people to the GOP. Support for the GOP this year was down in every demographic group.

    And the future doesn’t look great. A few years back Oregon voted overwhelmingly *against* giving driver’s licenses to illegals. On Tuesday they voted, 62-38, against a referendum that would have banned sanctuary cities in their state.

    In Florida, where Republicans have managed one narrow victory after another, they voted to give over a million convicted felons the right to vote. Say hello to solid blue, 29 electoral vote Florida.

    And what’s the future of Texas? Ted Cruz barely eeked out a victory on Tuesday. In 83% Hispanic El Paso County only 75,000 people cast votes in the 2014 elections. On Tuesday almost 200,000 votes were cast – a 133% increase in just four years – and nearly 75% of them were for Beto O’Rourke.

    In Utah – Utah of all places – the voters passed a fairly liberal medical marijuana referendum, and Mitt Romney barely managed to win the state’s largest county. Voters who typically vote 70% Republican in presidential races don’t seem any much fonder of Trump than they did two years ago, when he won just 46% of the vote.

    The media is still as solidly far left as ever, if not more so. And it is increasingly controlled by a tiny handful of giant conglomerates that neither party has made any attempt to keep from getting smaller, and by newfound monopolies like Facebook that are getting better and better at silencing alternate viewpoints. Those media behemoths don’t seem to have any interest in anything that doesn’t help Democrats win elections.

    The Republican Party spent the last two years doing what it always does: passing tax cuts that favor the rich while doing nothing to actually gain control of our borders or make themselves look like the party of the middle class. And now without control of the House they don’t even have the votes to do that. It’s controlled by the boorish and offensive Trump on the right and the establishment cucks like Romnney on the left. There doesn’t appear to be anyone with any plans to take on Trump in the primaries in 2020, when he will be 74 years old.

    Trump is toxic. 2020, if nothing changes, is going to be a disaster for the GOP.

  57. libertarianism and socialism are both Judaism, i.e. slightly different morally correct paths united in opposition to evil white nationalism.

  58. Corn says:
    @Lot

    I know we’re a very populous country but it’s an embarrassment how long it takes to fully count the vote.

  59. @Hippopotamusdrome

    Notice Tiny Duck cut and pasted a tweet that was making the rounds. Even was seen in Yahoo, where they think Twitter is journalism.

  60. Corn says:
    @Wilkey

    “ On Tuesday they voted, 62-38, against a referendum that would have banned sanctuary cities in their state.”

    I know Oregon is blue but wow.

  61. duncsbaby says:
    @Tiny Duck

    You almost nailed it but you should’ve taken one of the 3 periods you inserted between and & well and put it after mad & you would’ve had the almost perfect post. Otherwise thanks for the yucks, you grand master of unintended guffaws! (Believe me, I don’t give those exclamation marks out to just anyone. You earned it!)

  62. A little noticed article may interfere with that:

    https://www.smobserved.com/story/2018/09/27/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-will-retire-from-the-us-supreme-court-in-january-2019/3658.html

    Could President Trump get three SC picks in his first term, or, of Clarence Thomas decides to retire next year, four?

    • Replies: @Peripatetic commenter
  63. @Wilkey

    Trump is toxic. 2020, if nothing changes, is going to be a disaster for the GOP.

    Ahhh, another Never Trumper …

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  64. Lurker says:
    @Frau Katze

    The tranny thing is just an attack on whites. It won’t be required once whites are firmly sidelined.

  65. OT, about the Thousand Oaks shooting. This from Yahoo;

    “Two-step lessons in country dancing were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website.”

    “The bar……is a popular hangout for students from nearby California Lutheran University who enjoy country music.”

    “Then he said he saw the shooter, wearing a black beanie and black hoodie”

    A black beanie???

    And why won’t they release his identity?

    • Replies: @anon
  66. Busby says:
    @J.Ross

    Apparently he doesn’t understand the US Constitution. Or the principles that animates the Declaration of Independence. The Foinders themselves were mindful of the contradictions inherent in their actions vice their political philosophy. Regardless, the public and the courts didn’t have to invent rights, they just had to be enforced.

  67. eric says:
    @J.Ross

    It’s a consistent progressive retcon to portray African American slavery as a Christian thing. Sure, most white people in 1800 thought blacks were qualitatively different, including Christian whites, so you will find many Christians during that time saying so. But the key is the abolition movement started within Christianity and nowhere else. Atheist/progressives of that time were much more racist, and after Darwin, atheists were adamant in classifying Africans as a ‘lower’ part of human evolution (eg, see Thomas Huxley, Darwin).

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  68. @Reg Cæsar

    They’re not libertarians. Not even close.

    They’re not true Scotsmen. Not even close.

  69. Tiny Duck says:

    How does it feel? Knowing that Stacy Abrams is going to be governor of Georgia?

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @anon
  70. I have no idea in this world or any other, who this >>Byrd Pinkerton << is; however, I unconditionally disavow kinship with him or her.

  71. Tyrion 2 says:
    @George

    Annoyingly, immigration has undermined the natives’ incentives to do jobs that are threatened by it, thus making people like Rojas want even more immigrants.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  72. carol says:
    @Tiny Duck

    By god you DO just copy and paste, don’t you.

  73. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Wilkey

    You’re right in your analysis of why the vote was sobering, especially in highlighting Florida.You’re wrong to blame Trump. The simple fact is that conservatives have thoroughly lost any ability to influence the culture, and progressivism is self-sustaining…until it self-defeats.

    But sitting around and hoping progressivism’s excesses almost destroy your country so progressivism can destroy itself is not a lovely plan to follow.

    Maybe Newsom will be forced to mess up California. Kevin Leon ran Feinstein to the wire in the vote.

    It isn’t fun to have no option but wait until progressivism eats itself.

    • Agree: International Jew
    • Replies: @Travis
  74. anonymous[278] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Really? In this photo he looks like pre-SatanicMajesties Mick Jagger to me, lips, nose … but what do I know?

  75. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Sometimes I think about America’s sedentary, heart-diseased, fast-food gobbling, car-addicted suburbanites, sitting watching TV in their suburban castles, casually passing judgment on refugees who have walked 1000s of miles to escape oppression, and … well, it makes me mad

    Tiny Duck’s victimization by a cabal of time-traveling plagiarists continues…

  76. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon 2

    I am not sure it’s particularly healthy for research universities to be increasingly dominated by market-dominant minorities such as the Jews, Chinese, and East Indians, relative to their small numbers in the general population.

    Why not? Don’t such people have high IQs on average?

  77. Mr. Anon says:

    The idea has massive bipartisan support, with senators from Tom Cotton on the right to Kamala Harris on the left signing on and 329 co-sponsors in the House (more than three-quarters of the House’s members)

    Wasn’t Tom Cotton Ann Coulter’s new-favorite-Senator? These guys just can’t stop being cucks, can they? Here’s a hint for GOP politicians about which immigration laws are good ones: if it’s co-sponsored by a Democrat, it isn’t a good immigration law. If it’s co-sponsored by Kamala Harris, it really isn’t a good immigration law.

    Cotton of course also supports the Hundred Years War, the Forever War, the War on Peace, or whatever you want to call it.

  78. Travis says:
    @Tyrion 2

    True…the best we can hope for is to maintain current Immigration laws and keep immigration below 1,900,000 per year. Last year we accepted a record number of immigrants into our nation. 2018 will set another record and will approach 1.9 million (legal and illegal).

    Even with an immigration restrictionist administration and a GOP congress we were unable to reduce legal immigration. Illegal immigration also was not reduced under the Trump administration and deportations were actually below the number deported under Obama.

    The Trump administration was unable to end the diversity visa, despite public support and a GOP congress. Trump’s plan to end the diversity visa lottery would not have reduce legal immigration, as his plan would have granted these 50,000 visas to “qualified immigrants”.

    unfortunately the American people and the GOP leadership do not want to restrict immigration. Nor do they seek to reduce illegal immigration. This was made quite clear by the recent election. All other issues have little impact on our future as a nation. The United States will not be recognizable in 20 years as we allow another 40 million “people of Color” to infiltrate our borders.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @GSR
    , @Trevor H.
  79. MEH 0910 says:

  80. Alfa158 says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    So far it appears that open borders will produce not a one world government, but a gigantic planetary strip mall/motel in which the rulers will be oligarchs who exploit the roiling homogeneous masses as markets for products made by those masses working at the planetary maximum wage of $2 an hour, while the elites live like kings.
    I’m thinking it is going to look more like the movie Elysium than like 1984.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  81. Mr. Anon says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Less than half of eligible people voted. Yet this is “record turnout”. Are passions really that low?

    A lot of eligible voters almost never vote. Just as well – if they can’t be bothered, I don’t want them to vote anyway. It’s already bad enough that so-called “independents” swing the elections. They aren’t really independent so much as uninformed or marginally informed. Somewhere between 20-40% of the electorate, who are mostly unpolitical and don’t pay much attention to the campaign until the last few weeks of it, end up deciding the outcome.

    Passions are not high among those who are uninterested in politics. Among those who do, the passions are running pretty high.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational, Tyrion 2
  82. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Annoyingly, immigration has undermined the natives’ incentives to do jobs that are threatened by it,

    Interesting observation. Could you elaborate on it?

  83. Wilkey says:
    @Wilkey

    “a 133% increase in just four years”

    Correction: a 167% increase in just for years. I can math.

  84. J1234 says:

    The headline:

    How to rethink our borders

    Immediately followed by the gist of the text.

    Why some activists think it’s time for fully open borders.

    Notice how they convey different messages? They headline contains the opinion held by the publication. The follow up synopsis, h0wever, draws third parties in (“activists”) to make it appear (in the eyes of the publication) as if the article is merely reporting on a movement or idea, because for a publication to openly advocate for controversial leftist ideas would undermine “journalistic integrity”…as if they had any.

    Headlines are where a majority of fake news resides, IMO. This am on google news, there was a NPR article that said something like “Trump sides with Sudan against USS Cole survivors in lawsuit.” The emotional premise of the headline is that Trump likes Sudan more than US veterans. The headline also says nothing about the fact that it was the COURT that shot down the suit, not the Trump administration.

  85. Mr. Anon says:
    @Wilkey

    Sure, why not?

    I mean bashing the value of someone’s opinion based on their looks is a superb way of making our side come across like the better party, right?

    Actually pointing out the unattactiveness of the opposition can be a very useful tactic. The Democrats do it all the time, and it seems to work for them. Whatever works.

    That said, I agree with the rest of your post. The GOP squandered the opportunity that Trump’s election gave them. Well, actually, yes and no. That assumes that Paul Ryan and like-minded Republicans work for us. They don’t. They squandered the opportunity to do something good for us. They didn’t squander the opportunity to do something good for the people whom they actually represent.

    I would like to see the GOP make an issue out of student loan debt. It’s a crushing burden on the Gen-Y and Millenial generation. Perhaps some kind of loan forgiveness or amnesty. It would be especially useful if it was tied to a campaign against academia and tenure. A lot of conservatives wonder where all this socialism, LGBTQWERTY stuff, and SJWism is coming from. It’s coming from the universites, where it’s been percolating for the last thirty years. You send your kids to college for four years, and they get a non-stop diet of this garbage. Universities are the enemy of conservatives, and they should be attacked as such. Abolish tenure. Make it possible to fire professors. And then fire them. University Administrators too. Defund the useless army of administrative parasites who now infest campuses.

    I can already imagine the campaign slogans:

    Your professor has a job for life. Will you get a job for life?

    Your professor got a lifetime job, while you got a lifetime of debt.

    You took out a loan, so that some crony of the College President could get a six-figure job shuffling paper.

    Saul Alinsky has a lot to teach conservatives if they would start paying attention, and start treating politics the way that the left does…………………..as war.

  86. Now that nationalist is a dirty word, will National Review change its name? Will The Nation?

    Or will the term persist, like the N in NAACP? Maybe NR will rename itself, but The Nation will get a pass on account of its presumed moral purity?

    • Replies: @International Jew
  87. ZeroDay says:
    @IHTG

    Excellent and deserves a 100K likes. Provides a clear, understandable, measurable definition for conservatism — policies that make it easier for people to create stable families. Different than current version, which is “what muh reagan said.”

  88. @Tyrion 2

    There’s a reason that fewer people vote in mid-term elections, and that’s that if you’re in a overwhelmingly “blue” or “red” state, you know your vote isn’t going to make any difference. In my overwhelmingly blue state, I voted a straight Republican ticket in full knowledge that there was not the remotest chance that a Republican would win. I considered not bothering. It’s true that due to the Electoral College my vote also doesn’t mean anything in presidential elections, but somehow it doesn’t feel the same.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  89. tyrone says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Quite mad ….yes you are tiny ….no but wait ! aren’t they walking toward oppression as well tiny?

  90. @NZLex

    I have a solution for Tucker Carlson’s problem with the mobs outside his house and, no, it doesn’t involve a belt-fed weapon. He should install a high-powered in-ground sprinkler system that will soak anyone on his property and hook it up to a motion detector.

  91. NYT: “Now that the election is over, let’s talk about how insanely rich democrat bankrollers and liberal enclaves have gotten off your hard work in the last decade.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/upshot/in-superstar-cities-the-rich-get-richer-and-they-get-amazon.html

  92. Anon[387] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    One monkey wrench to Demography Is Destiny is that Jews and Homos, a tiny minority, rule and dominate America.

    Elite power and Moral shield with magic charms of ‘antisemitism’ and ‘homophobia’.

  93. Tom Cotton is an unpatriotic politician whore for the GOP Globalizers and the GOP Cheap Labor Faction.

    Tom Cotton is a treasonous rat for the evil Globalizers who wants to continue to use the US military as muscle to fight wars on behalf of Israel in the Middle East and West Asia.

    Tom Cotton is a vile rodent who will do anything to harm the European Christian ancestral core of the United States.

    I was once skeptical of obvious whore boy pussy Tom Cotton, and I changed to having the mind that Tom Cotton is a treasonous rat out to damage the United States by pushing mass immigration and unnecessary, overseas wars on behalf of Israel.

    Tom Cotton is a nasty politician whore who is bought and paid for by the Israel Lobby and the GOP Cheap Labor Faction.

  94. Anonymous[974] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    In the UK, such spectacles used to be known as ‘National Health Glasses’, for obvious reasons.

    • LOL: eah
    • Replies: @Busby
    , @Anonymous
  95. Anonymous[974] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Remember a story from way back in the early ’80s.

    The actress Bo Derek, who was very much the ‘it’ girly in those far off days, was required to kiss Fabio Testi on the lips in some film or the other.

    Bo Derek later discovered that Fabio had active cold sores at that very moment.

    This was at the time of the great Herpes scare of 1980, very much the warning precursor of the AIDS panic of a few years later.

    Well, apparently, Bo Derek was so distraught and *hysteric* at that inadvertent misadventure that she required medical sedation.

  96. @Anonymous

    The real mystery is why are ‘leftists’ aligned with this faction?

    Because they’re cynical bastards and recognize “useful idiots” when the see them.

    The simple answer is that no one can ever accuse ‘leftists’ of having intelligence.

    Then why do they always win?

    The idea is to use massive uncontrolled immigration as a ‘torpedo’ to destroy welfare states – and all government transfer payments for that matter – by the simple ruse of making them absolutely unaffordable in any possible scenario.

    On the other hand, the welfare state is inherently drawn to destitute aliens because that is an irresistible source of increased power for them. Welfare started with the Church, and the sooner it is returned to its rightful proprietor, the better off all honest people will be.

    Come to think of it, that’s true of marriage as well.

    • Agree: Kylie, Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Samuel Skinner
  97. Travis says:
    @Wilkey

    over the past 21 midterm elections, the President’s party has lost an average 26 seats in the House, and an average 4 seats in the Senate. Yet they call it “A rebuke to Trump”. That’s kind of just wishful thinking from the leftist media.

    can’t Blame Trump for the losses, more blame lies with Ryan and the GOP congress for not advancing immigration reform, building the wall and ending the diversity lottery. They missed an opportunity, but since few in the GOP actually support restricting immigration or building a wall they achieved their objective and obstructed Trump from passing his agenda. Even if the GOP had retained the House they would have blocked Trump’s agenda again.

    • Agree: Trevor H., Mr. Rational
  98. republic says:

    The left in Europe and the US are pushing for open borders, but communist countries like the USSR,China under Mao, North Korea and Cuba had extremely strict border controls.

    The USSR and China even had very strict internal border controls, controlling movement into the major cities.

    It was called Propiska in the USSR.

    It is highly likely in the event of open international borders, the authoritarian/totalitarian future state would enact very harsh internal control measures.

  99. anonymous[416] • Disclaimer says:

    Behind the ‘we are the world’ feel-good blather of open borders are the moneybag interests who want it just for the financial prospects it offers. They’re the ones who would want something like a NAU (North American Union) for their own benefit while for the vast majority of US residents it would be totally destructive of their way of life. That’s why this is couched in moralistic, noble platitudes so as to sucker people into believing it’s the right thing to do.
    As it’s been stated before, you either have a country or you don’t.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  100. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Some young people refuse to believe that the country (Canada, in my case) wasn’t previously largely white. There was a small Chinatown in Vancouver in the 1950s, is my recollection.

    My sister got into an online discussion with some young leftists.

    No, they said, despite not being alive at the time, it was always like it is now.

    You must have lived in some kind of white enclave, and never left it, they said.

    They flat out refused to believe her.

    It’s like the idiots who say there were plenty of blacks in Great Britain in Roman times. It was always a “nation of immigrants.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @jim jones
    , @L Woods
  101. I’m cooling on Trump because Trump has no ability(or lost it) to ever play anything cool. He’s not entirely to blame because many unhinged followers(Spencer after inauguration, Charlottesville, magabomber, etc) set the tone.

    • Disagree: YetAnotherAnon
  102. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Frau Katze

    Some young people refuse to believe that the country (Canada, in my case) wasn’t previously largely white

    Do you mean “was”?

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
  103. D. K. says:
    @Michael Soeren

    Well, tomorrow night, into Saturday, will be the 80th anniversary of The Night of Broken Glass, so….

  104. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    It’s very sad, however, I believe in survival of the fittest. Unfortunately, I just think white people are nearing the end of their term.

    The unanswered question is, what constitutes fitness?

    It doesn’t appear to be intelligence, drive, or morality – rather, it’s fecundity. The parts of the world’s population that have given rise to the current “Camp of the Saints” invasion of western Europe and the United States have a median IQ of 80 or so, and may not be as “fit” intellectually as the established local populations they are replacing, but they excel in out-breeding peoples of European stock. The latter will be as doomed as the native red squirrels of Europe are in their competition with invasive grey squirrels, or as the prairie grasses and wild flowers of the upper Midwestern U.S. have been in the face of invasive buckthorn.

    We must either become more fecund ourselves, or repel the invasive population – and so far, we have exhibited no will to do either.

  105. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    This is precisely why the Declaration of Independence says “all white men are created equal”. No, wait, it doesn’t. Slave owners understood that blacks and whites were equal in the eyes of God – their treatment differed under the laws of men but in the eyes of God we were all His children.

    Jefferson was not an idiot and perfectly understood the contradictions. He (and most of the other slaveholders) knew that slavery could not endure in the long term but no one could figure out how to get from here to there. Not only was the wealth and social structure of the South wrapped up in slavery but no one knew what to do with the ex-slaves either – it was obvious that with their lower intelligence and greater sex drive and tendency toward violence they would not fit well into Western society (and indeed they have not even two centuries later).

    Nevertheless, if the cotton gin and the great cotton boom had not come, slavery might have faded away. Maybe there could have been some gradual emancipation scheme and a really serious effort made to ship the ex-slaves back to Africa. But the cotton boom created great fortunes and really changed the economics of slavery and turned what might have been a manageable problem into an unmanageable one.

    The opposite happened to the British in the Caribbean – the economics of slave based sugar production on small Caribbean islands was not that favorable so turning all the slaves loose was not that painful. There weren’t that many white people there to begin with (a lot of the planters didn’t even live there or at least not full time) so more or less abandoning the region to the slaves was not a big deal.

    • Replies: @Flip
    , @Samuel Skinner
  106. D. K. says:
    @Wilkey

    “There doesn’t appear to be anyone with any plans to take on Trump in the primaries in 2020, when he will be 74 years old.”

    The moment that I heard that Mitt Romney (b. 3/12/47) was planning to run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, I assumed that Romney’s only reason for doing so was because it provided a more plausible political base from which to challenge Donald Trump (b. 6/14/46) for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, in 2020. Nothing that has happened since my hearing that news — including his tweet, yesterday, supporting the Mueller witch hunt– has changed my assumption.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  107. @Stonewall Jackson

    And they make a deal with the corporations to not nationalize them too hard usually. So corporations give love offerings to leftist politicians to keep them off their backs to a degree. Think of Silicon Valley showering Nancy Piglosi with buckets of cash.

    Silicon Valley, et al., promote “cultural Marxism” in the hope that it will distract the left from pursuing old-fashioned economic Marxism. So far, the strategy appears to be working.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  108. Flip says:
    @Jack D

    The British government bought out slaveholders to compensate them for their loss of property.

  109. Jack D says:
    @Crawfurdmuir

    I think ultimately almost everywhere in N. America and Europe ends up like the Caribbean, where the overwhelming majority of the population is not white. White people still exist but they are fairly rare. Maybe some countries end up like Haiti where there are almost no pure whites and others end up like Cuba where they are still a substantial % of the population. Even in the places where there are almost no whites, the ruling class is whitish – Eric Holder types. Or if the blackety blacks take over the place falls into African dysfunction.

    Notice that in the Caribbean (except for Haiti) the black takeover was not accomplished thru violent upheaval. Indeed the black population had been imported at the behest of the ruling whites themselves.

  110. @Steve Sailer

    I think the new left style is to look unkempt and ridiculous, not to de-emphasize one’s unfortunate features. Matthews’ hair always seems to be greasy, uncut or unstyled, and just sort of laid on his head. I think the vibe they’re going for is that of the absent-minded professor, engrossed in thoughts and figures as a way of giving them some intellectual gloss that they don’t really merit. They’re perhaps trying to distinguish themselves from the stable of young pundits on Fox news, who are generally wholesome, well put together, and attractive with a heritage America look.

    With regard to the thick rimmed glasses, while your perception is that they’re bringing attention to his face they may be masking a lack of facial symmetry by imposing it with the bold lines of the glasses. Women do this with similarly thick rimmed glasses, sometimes to great effect. It could also be the case that he likes the look and the image that he thinks it presents, but nobody has the heart to tell him it makes him look like a smacked ass.

  111. OFF TOPIC

    When the nasty rodents in the Democrat Party allow the tired geezer Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire, Trumpy should put Kris Kobach on the US Supreme Court.

    Kobach would be a fine replacement for Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General, also.

    I have liked Jeff Sessions and Kris Kobach since I can remember.

    Tweet from 2014:

  112. @Crawfurdmuir

    The unanswered question is, what constitutes fitness?

    It doesn’t appear to be intelligence, drive, or morality – rather, it’s fecundity. The parts of the world’s population that have given rise to the current “Camp of the Saints” invasion of western Europe and the United States have a median IQ of 80 or so, and may not be as “fit” intellectually as the established local populations they are replacing, but they excel in out-breeding peoples of European stock.

    There’s a paradox here, in that the Third World’s population has boomed as a result of the importation of foreign technologies invented by and in high IQ societies – i.e., modern sanitation, farming/food production, supply and distribution chains and modern medicine. Their “fecundity” is a result of marrying primitive societies with technologies that rescue them from themselves, so they don’t experience mass famines and epidemics which would ordinarily keep their populations in check.

    This is not a biological advantage of non-white peoples of the Third World, but rather an unearned advantage gifted to them by fitter men from a fitter society.

    • Agree: Trevor H., Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Whiskey
  113. ZeroDay says:
    @Wilkey

    Valid points. But I think there is a large missing positive item.

    The era of the 20th century, establishment Republican ended on Tuesday. The term limits in the House, pushed out older Republicans even if it meant losing some seats. The Senators who retired leave behind no meaningful intellectual footprint. For any young politician now, it is evident that GloboRepublicanism is a career dead end.

    While your items warrant thought, the biggest challenge for the last 50 years has been Republicans, who are unwilling to play hardball on anything other than tax cuts and abortion. Those Republicans no longer control the future of the party.

  114. Whiskey says: • Website

    Let’s face it most Whites particularly women want open borders. Mass immigration drowns the White working class and screws over White beta males. It’s Eat Pray Love right next door.

    Our job is survival. Victory is not possible.

  115. OFF TOPIC

    The CIA Globalizer White woman Spanberger defeated Dave Brat in the 7th congressional district in Virginia.

    One of my ancestors was in the Henrico County, Virginia, area in the 1600s. Some skunk named Byrd sued one of ancestors in Virginia. Byrds and Carters and Washingtons and Randolphs ain’t the whole story of Virginia settlers.

    Never forget the White woman Spanberger supporter quoted in the New York Times who said she moved away from mostly Black Richmond to mostly White VA-7 to get away from the trouble. The Democrat party will bring Richmond type trouble to VA-7 for sure.

    I wrote this in August:

    White lady moves to Dave Brat’s 75 PERCENT WHITE congressional district from 50 PERCENT BLACK Richmond, Virginia and immediately starts agitating on behalf of the Democrat Party.

    The Democrat Party is a squalid coalition of Blacks, Jews, Mestizos, Asians, White government workers and other White wackos.

    NY Times gets this tidbit from White lady voter Spanberger supporter:

    Ms. Gaborik said she moved to the county from Richmond several years ago for the same reason so many other women have — for the schools and lower housing prices.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/us/politics/dave-brat-women-virginia.html

  116. @Jack D

    The Caribbean will be an interesting place going forward. As the global economy goes into terminal decline, the capital will not exist to keep rebuilding the tourist traps after every hurricane. We’re already seeing the beginning of this process in Puerto Rico. With the collapse of tourism and trade, and having stuff-all for natural resources, the islands are going to get pulverized by storms and the standard of living there will subside to a very low ebb. Another century and it will be the same hellhole of degenerate cannibals it was when Columbus found it.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  117. @Alfa158

    Have you not noticed the growing Police State being erected in about every Western country, Alfa? This gigantic-strip-mall (haha) idea won’t work without big government to put a stop to people who’ve had enough of the 3rd world and still remember the alternative that was. That’s unless you wipe out white people entirely, I guess, except for at the elite level. Maybe that’s the plan.

  118. OT,begging your pardon,but there’s now a movie about RBG. When she was young,apparently she was an attractive goyim.

  119. @Lot

    And don’t forget that broken down contract bulk mail truck (minority owned of course) out on the side of some desolate stretch of highway in the pines between Brunswick and Atlanta. It has sacks full of uncounted absentee ballots for Stacy Abrams

  120. @advancedatheist

    I consider myself a libertarian and I have never heard of Rose Wilder Lane or Isabel Paterson. And I would not consider Alice Rosenbaum aka Ayn Rand “deracinated”. She very much made an exception for the right to property when Palestinians were concerned…

    • Replies: @advancedatheist
  121. jim jones says:
    @Frau Katze

    My Filipino neighbour was astounded when I told him that the Queen was the Canadian Head of State

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
  122. OT not-so-courageous conversation about race:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/us/harvard-freshmen-admissions.html

    All five are white or Asian. It would have been fun to throw in a black student, have him compare SATs with one of the whites or Asians, and have a conversation about “privilege”.

  123. @International Jew

    D-oh, I meant the CP in NAACP. Freudian slip!
    (Or I could have said, the N in United Negro College Fund.)

  124. GOP Mass Immigration Pushers Comstock and Yoder Defeated

    Yoder And Comstock Pushed Nation-Wrecking Mass Legal Immigration

    Yoder And Comstock Are Members Of The GOP Cheap Labor Faction

  125. ZeroDay says:
    @Jack D

    It’s a possibility but I am more optimistic. The effects of artificial intelligence and genetic engineering will probably benefit white European culture disproportionately, with homogeneous white societies reaping the largest benefits.

    Also a possibility that as ai and prebirth eugenic screening gain traction in the first world, the biggest barrier to low-skill immigrants will be the inability to find an economic niche, outside of pure welfare. Also suspect that the ability for women to successfully and inexpensively conceive in their 40′s will be a game changer.

    At the extreme end, low skilled immigrants could end up like American Indians, who in lacking the genetic and cultural “right stuff”, are relegated to a societal netherworld in a developed economy.

  126. Anon[370] • Disclaimer says:

    “San Fransisco companies now forced to pay homeless tax.”

    Good. Without the threat of some consequence for liberal ideology, there is no barrier to prevent its spread. Personally, I believe Trump should have spent his political capital not on tax cuts for the rich but rather on a racial relocation of poor blacks from swing states to rich, democrat-voting blue areas in Blue States – Malibu, Cupertino, …

    Remember, the Soviets weren’t defeated on the field of battle. Rather, their entire ideology was exposed as a sham by letting them have what they wanted and making them live with the consequences in front of the whole world. Same with liberalism. Give them what they say they want and make them live with it. Urban whites want multiculturalism? Fine. Make their kids go to public schools and bus in immigrants to their neighborhoods using eminent domain and section 8 housing projects. There is an empty lot in Malibu, right? That might make a good place for a migrant relocation center about now. Unfortunately, conservatives tend to be less bright, more principled, and more poorly organized than their more sociopathic liberal competition; and the GOP leadership is corrupt and run by and for the ultra rich who definitely don’t want those groups in their neighborhoods.

    • Agree: Daniel H, Mr. Rational
  127. syonredux says:

    Report from the SJW dreamspace:

    INGLORIOUS BASTERDS And The Cathartic Benefits Of Scalping Nazis

    Tarantino’s historical revisionism is a prime example of why Nazi revenge fiction is important.

    the Nazi regime is the embodiment of the past century’s greatest evils, evils that unfortunately and terrifyingly live on to this day with a resurgence of power as authoritarianism takes hold across the world. That’s why, now more than any time within the era of the popular blockbuster, it is important that we are afforded the catharsis of seeing Nazis killed on-screen, to release the terror and heartache that real Nazis are spreading forth in the United States today.

    Now, detractors of the idea of violent fiction targeted at a particularized group would claim it is a form of propaganda, and in the sense that propaganda is the distribution of information to popularize a political point of view, that assessment is absolutely correct. But in that sense just about any popular art can be said to carry a message of political value, as politics are nothing more than the mechanisms by which we parse ideas and effectuate them as a society. The term “propaganda” largely received its negative connotations from its abuse by governments, like the Third Reich, who attempted to use misleading falsehoods to manipulate the masses, but that doesn’t mean that all propaganda from all sources must inherently be false in spirit or in moral righteousness, so long as fiction is clearly denoted as such. And fiction that postulates its portrayals of violence as corrections to injustice serves a beneficial societal purpose in its emotional release, helping us to keep our fear of a group like the Nazis in check by reassuring us that they are indeed surmountable.

    Inglorious Basterds makes no secret of its framing as a modern propaganda film, creating a fictional platoon of Jewish soldiers to scalp Nazis on the audience’s behalf.

    In the film’s fiction, this team’s purpose is to strike fear into the hearts of the Nazi ranks through merciless dehumanization through scalping and branding the survivors so they must forever live with the shame of their Nazi affiliation.

    But for the modern audience, an audience that should justly revile the hateful message of the Nazi Party and their modern equivalents, the Jewish soldiers are a symbol of hope and catharsis. The hope is that we would be able to stand against a similarly terrifying swell of Nazism, with the Nazis’ most famous casualties stepping up to lead in the revenge; the catharsis is to see the justice of retribution in a war that we didn’t fight ourselves

    Tarantino’s film is at one level a piece of wish-fulfillment, a thought experiment on a different conclusion of World War II that placed the power firmly in the hands of the people most hurt by Nazi dominion. But on a deeper level, Inglorious Basterds is a testament to the power of cinema, that flickering lights on a screen have the power to radically change our world as the performances they display stoke our emotions. It absolutely should feel good to see Nazis suffer, so it might just be time for our cinema to embrace that emotion and give us all the catharsis necessary to survive the rising tides of darkness.

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/11/08/inglorious-basterds-and-the-cathartic-benefits-of-scalping-nazis

  128. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Sure, I get that. It is similar to how our elections work but, with less than half voting, the remaining majority could decide anything.

  129. Anon[162] • Disclaimer says:

    “The unanswered question is, what constitutes fitness?”

    I guess it’s context dependent. In the right environment – say 1800 – the white European is clearly more fit than the average disease-struck African, being under selection pressure for both large families and higher IQ in a geography more conducive to both. In the wrong environment – say 2018 – the same white European is much less fit, being fat on various bread and circuses provided by the state. Whites did not evolve for this kind of environment and are poorly adapted for it; they’re like a native species under assault from a better adapted invasive species for which they have no natural defense: extinction is the clear, inevitable, outcome.

    If China takes over the world, I fear it will be due to their well-adapted social strategy of collectivism plus a lot of luck in the sense that their society was under similar selection pressures as the white European until much more recently. If only America had bloomed 100 years later, we could be on our way to sending a white male to Mars now while also having the whole century open to us for the taking (plus better movies, books, and architecture). Close I guess, but no cigar.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  130. @Anonymous

    No matter whether you would see it positively or negatively, the notion that mass immigration would cause a “collapse” of the welfare state has always been entirely implausible. What really happens is that the welfare state bloats, but native recipients will simply get less than before.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @fish
  131. @eric

    But the key is the abolition movement started within Christianity and nowhere else.

    The same is true of progressivism.

  132. Hopefully, Trump will have the balls to call the Democrats on this.

    If he starts blocking immigration, and the Democrats start trying to demand that he open the borders, they’ll lose.

  133. @Reg Cæsar

    Then why do they always win?

    Because the left is the coalition of ‘smash stuff and loot the results’ and people desire power and loot.

  134. pyrrhus says:
    @Daniel H

    Most libertarians are simply leftists who want to smoke more pot than the rules allow.

  135. @Jack D

    He (and most of the other slaveholders) knew that slavery could not endure in the long term but no one could figure out how to get from here to there.

    Slavery endured in China for about 5,000 years. I’m not seeing why it couldn’t do the same in the United States.

    Not only was the wealth and social structure of the South wrapped up in slavery but no one knew what to do with the ex-slaves either – it was obvious that with their lower intelligence and greater sex drive and tendency toward violence they would not fit well into Western society (and indeed they have not even two centuries later).

    Societies other then the US imported black slaves and managed to survive just fine- Egypt had been doing it for thousands of years.

    Nevertheless, if the cotton gin and the great cotton boom had not come, slavery might have faded away.

    That assumes there are no other cash crops slaves could have grown. “Slavery will die out” nonsense was driven by the fact slavery was originally based on tobacco and tobacco depletes the soil. That was only really an issue because of how cheap land was- it becomes more expensive and people are going to start growing crops to reinvigorate the land so they can grow tobacco steadily, instead of just strip mining the soil.

    The opposite happened to the British in the Caribbean – the economics of slave based sugar production on small Caribbean islands was not that favorable so turning all the slaves loose was not that painful.

    Sugar plantations were so profitable they could pay for the constant importation of slaves- unlike the US, the Caribbean islands had stable populations despite the massive number of slave imports. The British embraced abolitionism because they were profitable- unless you think abolitionists were motivated by their love of all humanity (unlike every other political movement in human history), spite and envy explains their actions.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Jack D
    , @Anonymous
  136. Anon[220] • Disclaimer says:

    “Report from the SJW dreamspace:”

    The left fantasizing about murdering their opposition, with their opposition being basically any heretic on the right? Where have we seen that before?

    “Red Guards were a student mass paramilitary social movement mobilized by Mao Zedong in 1966 and 1967, during the Cultural Revolution. … the Red Guards received personal support from Mao, and the movement rapidly grew. Mao made use of the group as propaganda and to accomplish goals such as destroying symbols of China’s pre-communist past, including ancient artifacts and gravesites of notable Chinese figures. Moreover, the government was very permissive of the Red Guards, and even allowed the Red Guards to inflict bodily harm on people viewed as dissidents … The Red Guard groups also suffered from in-fighting as factions developed among them.”

    Read the rest of the article and think about what you’ve been reading in the headlines since about 2012.

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

    There seems to be a parallel here; in fact, these parallels are remarkably one-to-one: destruction of pre-CoTF history and culture through attacks on Confederate monuments and gravesites and threats to destroy Mount Rushmore and Stone Mountain; organized antifa mobs that harass and attack dissents; adoption of revolutionary sayings (triggering, heteronormative, manspreading, white privilege …); state media defending and encouraging such groups (CNN’s Cumo claiming that there is no moral equivalence between antifa and Nazis); purges of dissident academics and wrongthinkers …

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  137. Anon[313] • Disclaimer says:

    Cons only think in terms of Body-Politics, or quantity of votes.

    Jews think in terms of Head-Politics or content of permissible ideology.

    Because Jews control head-power, the body-power just follows.

  138. pyrrhus says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Born in ’47, the Fifties were glorious for a kid, tremendous community, freedom to do anything you wanted that wasn’t overly destructive…No helicopter parents, no nannies in school, serious academic standards…Every decade since has shown serious decline, but it started to really accelerate after the Reagan Amnesty.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  139. US Senator Tom Cotton Is A Treasonous Rat Stooge Globalizer

    I wrote this about Tom Cotton in August 2018:

    US Senator Tom Cotton is an untrustworthy stooge for the Israel First Interlopers in the Jew-controlled Neo-Conservative faction in the Republican Party.

    Tom Cotton has been tasked by the Neo-Cons with corralling the White Core American GOP voters on the immigration issue so as to keep the GOP White Core American voters in the Republican Party.

    Tom Cotton’s role is to make a big show about doing something about the mass immigration invasion destroying the United States in order to keep the voters on board for more ISRAEL FIRST wars in the Middle East and West Asia. Tom Cotton puts the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States. Tom Cotton is an untrustworthy fraud.

  140. Anon[220] • Disclaimer says:

    “At the extreme end, low skilled immigrants could end up like American Indians, who in lacking the genetic and cultural “right stuff”, are relegated to a societal netherworld in a developed economy.”

    Or they could form a mob and take over the government and redistribute the goodies to themselves like they did in Venezuela. Democracy is a numbers game, after all. The difference here is that American Indians are a very small proportion of the overall population compared to immigrants and their recent descendants. With the fringe democrats taking over, expect them to bring up previous efforts to double legal immigration to about 2 million per year, making this a distinct possibility within your lifetime.

  141. @Wilkey

    Face it: Tuesday was a disaster for the GOP.

    Agreed in toto. It was a complete disaster and I’m afraid it’s only going to get worse. Donald Trump absolutely blew the last chance we will ever have to keep this country functional. His only mandate, the whole reason he was elected (not to mention his only hope of personal survival), was to go hard on immigration, close the border, get us out of the Middle East, and prosecute the criminal Left, e.g. the Clintons. He did precisely none of that, instead opting to try to out-Neocon the Neocons and ingratiate himself with every swamp-running scumbag in or out of the beltway.

    At this rate, he has no possible hope of winning reelection in 2020. He was dragged over the line in 2016 by a razor thin margin of desperate people who were willing to gamble that just maybe they had finally found somebody who would represent the needs of middle America. But Trump has been squandering that trust hand over fist since his very first hours in office. He refused to do anything about the rampant, treasonous, and criminal corruption in the DNC; he bombarded Syria based on obvious false flags; and he has elevated back into the corridors of power the very same people that his voters decisively rejected when they elected his worthless ass in the first place. Trump has been a total POS in office and if the Democrats manage to carve him up and scatter his flesh to the birds of the air, he deserves everything he has coming to him. Why in the hell does Mueller still have a job?

    There is one last chance to salvage this situation, and if anybody in Trump’s inner circle peruses this blog, they had better listen to me now like they haven’t been listening the past two years. Trump needs to become the Dictator. He needs to declare martial law in order to close the border and suppress the inevitable Leftist protests. He needs to abrogate the Constitution and announce his intention to govern extra-constitutionally. He needs to sideline and quite possibly dissolve Congress. He has no choice in this. The Democrats are going to shred the last scraps of the Constitution when they get back into power in 2020 anyway, so there is no use in clinging to it now. Trump is riding the tiger and he cannot jump off. His last, best chance is to go for broke.

    If Trump doesn’t do this, then his whole legacy, his personal fortune, the future of his family, and the fate of the nation he presumed to lead are all going to go down in flames, and he will enter the history books as the biggest loser ever to don a spray tan. The remains of his coalition will still back him if he shows some strength, but his hour is rapidly waning.

    • Agree: BenKenobi
    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @peterike
    , @Trevor H.
  142. @syonredux

    Wasn’t the entire Wolfenstein oeuvre enough for them, from Wolfie 3D to the really scary ones?

    • Replies: @syonredux
  143. AndrewR says:

    Tell me again that the left isn’t trying really hard to start CW2

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidRutz/status/1060571333212471296

  144. Anonym says:
    @eah

    MY is one of the top 10 causes of anti-Semitism in the USA. He’s inspirational, though not in the usual sense.

  145. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    Yglesias:

    probably not tactically sound”

    • Replies: @syonredux
  146. Anon[220] • Disclaimer says:

    “I have a solution for Tucker Carlson’s problem with the mobs outside his house…”

    Doxx and publicly expose mob members. Have the internet call every employer they ever work with. Fight fire with fire

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Anon
  147. anon[176] • Disclaimer says:

    (((Vox))): How to rethink “our” borders, stupid goyim

  148. @Anonymous

    The jobs pay less than the market rate.

  149. ATBOTL says:
    @eah

    Matthew Yglesias cries out in fear as he threatens to attack you at your house.

    • Agree: eah
    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  150. Anon[313] • Disclaimer says:

    The great Jewess.

  151. J.Ross says: • Website

    CNN is standing by Jim Accost-Her, saying the video is fake. Presumably the witnesses are all lying. A Democrat reptesentative is saying that the incident happened but was “set up.” I’m not sure how you would set up the announced attempted removal of a microphone.

  152. @Mr. Anon

    It’s coming from the universites, where it’s been percolating for the last thirty years.

    You left out the “one hundred and” part.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  153. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon

    >dox antifa footsoldiers
    Antifa are heroin addicts who do what they’re told. If you go after anyone go after the all-important lawyers and leaders.
    As far as the ground game, if only there were a uniformed team of trained men who could arrest people who disturbed the peace and made threats.

  154. @Anonym

    Yeah, the Nerds might not have even needed to take Revenge.

  155. @Mr. Anon

    The savvier approach would be to side with professors/teachers against administrators. The really egregious stuff is at the administrative/HR level.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  156. Anon[131] • Disclaimer says:

    Re: Matthew Yglesias.

    The strategy here is that this guy and his ilk are trying to legitimize violence against their political opponents by blaming their victims for his side’s own actions, which are much more severe and came first – he cries out in pain as he strikes you. This guy has no legitimate example to provide or argument that could be make that also couldn’t be countered 10 fold and he knows it, so violence to suppress dissidents it is. Shameful.

    [MORE]

    It wasn’t Trump or Carlson who spent years and wrote THOUSANDS of racist articles across Salon, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Guardian, and all the rest lionizing violent statue attacks, false accusations of rape against white men at Duke and Virginia, attacks on non-existent “white privilege” “man spreading” “mansplaining” and whites in general. It wasn’t Trump or Carlson who adopted racist discriminatory affirmative action programs aimed primarily at whites. It wasn’t our president who labeled most of the country “bitter clingers.” Carlson doesn’t control these late night and cable programs that continually spew hatred against whole swaths of the country. It wasn’t Trump or Carlson who have spent nearly every waking moment since 9/11 braying for more wars in the Middle East that disproportionately kill white men. It’s not those two who have tried to destroy democracy with demographic replacement. They didn’t edit George Zimmerman’s 911 calls to make him look racist. They didn’t whip up BLM mobs in Fergussen based on lies or downplay that terrorist who murdered a bunch of white cops in response. They didn’t transfer trillions of dollars of our wealth in social programs to people who vote en masse against us and for the worst, most racist candidates possible. Who wrote the article with the headline “Let’s Blow Up Mount Rushmore”? Trump or Carlson…or neither. Who the hell posted videos celebrate mobs attacking our monuments? TYT or Carlson? Did the media question whether their rhetoric or Obama’s led to the Rep. Scalise mass shooting? Did Tucker Carlson form a mob of punks to run white kids off the campus of Evergreen State and then cover it up? Imagine if the races were reversed. BTW, where’s that corroborating evidence state media told us existed that proved Brett Kanaugh guilty? And did Fox News run an editorial by Andrew Cumo telling people that antifa aren’t the bad guys and shouldn’t be compared to Nazis?

    I’ll have to stop as there isn’t enough room available to list it all.

    And honestly, our side needs to start organizing to deplatform guys like this and those who tolerate or promote his “logic”, meaning his employer and whatever social media platform he uses. I don’t see why we can’t pressure Twitter to terminate his account when so many others have had their accounts terminated for less. Until we summon the backbone to go after his employer’s advertisers and internet service providers publicly, boycott any store that carries their product or any television station that advertises for them, and use state legislatures to deny service and access to the raw resources those companies use, this kind of crap will continue. You fight fire with fire. You don’t turn your belly to them as they are censoring you and plead for mercy. Censor them back. Either they win and we ruin their credibility in the process (we are on that path anyway), we win and shut them down, or they learn the Golden Rule and start behaving themselves.

    A good first step here is for some guy to create a phone app that would list all the advertisers that do business with his employer along with contact information for said advertiser to solicit complaints and locations where their products can be found for boycotting and public demonstrations along with their contact information for complaints. Honestly. Enough is enough of these people. Disengage with them and deny them service.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  157. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Why would any smart and ambitious American kid go into computing as a profession when he will have to compete with hordes of Indian coolies willing to work for pay and conditions far below the American norm?

    He won’t. He’ll become a lawyer instead.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  158. GSR says:
    @Travis

    Barry from Indonesia did not deport in great numbers. He redefined what deportation means. Look it up. Turning foreign nationals around at the border is not deportation.

  159. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    China doesn’t have an intellectual and media leadership that is trying to drive the Chinese to extinction.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  160. J.Ross says: • Website

    Stephen Colbert attempts to slow down the crowd he helped to whip up. Replies: shut up, it would be more cowardly to not attack people.

    https://postimg.cc/DmyfQP4d

    • Replies: @notanon
  161. peterike says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Trump needs to become the Dictator. He needs to declare martial law in order to close the border and suppress the inevitable Leftist protests. He needs to abrogate the Constitution and announce his intention to govern extra-constitutionally.

    He needs to, but alas he won’t. On the other hand, they call him a dictator anyway, even though he is uncommonly scrupulous in following procedure (unlike, say, Obama, who did what he wanted and said “what you gonna do?”). So why not, then, become the dictator everyone says you are?

    Unfortunately, I think we got Trump 10 years too late, both in terms of America and in terms of Trump. He’s the best President since, I dunno, McKinley probably, yet he falls vastly short of what we need.

  162. @anonymous

    If you watch the Acosta clip from yesterday, Trump himself endorses it as a means to bragging about all the businesses that are being brought in (who will need immigrant workers).

  163. anon[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Samuel Skinner

    Slavery endured in China for about 5,000 years.

    Cite?

    • Replies: @Samuel Skinner
  164. syonredux says:
    @Expletive Deleted

    Wasn’t the entire Wolfenstein oeuvre enough for them, from Wolfie 3D to the really scary ones?

    That merely whetted the SJW appetite…..

  165. syonredux says:
    @Anonymous

    Yglesias:

    “probably not tactically sound”

    Yes, he seems to have no moral qualms about targeting families…..provided that they have the right phenotype, of course…..

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Trevor H.
  166. Anon[146] • Disclaimer says:

    “and if anybody in Trump’s inner circle peruses this blog”

    A more effective strategy would be to point out to the Pentagon Brass that the democrat ruling coalition isn’t going to be so good for their worldwide full-spectrum dominance plans. I noticed that there were a few posts on one of Sailer’s entries from a few days ago about the rise of China and dissolving US and European Union ties / Japan kicking us out of Okinawa in the future that might cause some of the brass to shit their pants (you are already seeing this with Macron’s call for a European Union Army). You win revolutions by having some element of the elite on your side. Having the military commanders who worry about China and our ability to compete with them would do the trick nicely. You might be able to accomplish that by reposting some of those China comments elsewhere.

    Also, we need a cogent plan acceptable to Trump’s voters to make something like that happen. Which unfortunately conservatives aren’t so good at producing such plans. Although, there have been some interesting posts on this blog referencing Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Do we do that? Maybe buy off the military by ensuring adequate funding? Buy off conservatives by curtailing immigration and repealing the 1965 immigration act + enacting programs to attract some of those valuable 500 million Europeans + ensuring gun rights? Buy off the general public by proposing to keep a democracy and fundamental rights but restrict suffrage to the military and current republicans and likely republicans and those who serve a term of service in the future? Buy off minorities with massive social programs (paid for by Blue States) to relocate them to rich, democrat-voting areas like Malibu? Buy off some liberals with guaranteed abortion, transexual, and gay rights (compromise is necessary to win – if the 1965 Immigration act were reversed and we shifted to increasing European immigration and European birth rates, I’d be cool with it)? We could sill have a democracy, but simply limit suffrage rights to those who go the Heinlein route of military service. That might be the only chance we have to enact needed demographic and constitutional reforms (term limits for all officials, including judges and campaign finance, birthright citizenship abolition) while also preventing China from encircling us forty years hence. Maybe we could call a constitutional convention of all Red States under the understanding that something like that mentioned above will be enacted regardless of what new constitution they write. The current course will fail as Trump’s appeal to blacks provably did not work, so there will be no coalition going forward, just Marxism.

  167. @Steve Sailer

    That’s actually his best pic I’ve seen. He could stand to lift and/or get more outdoorsy and/or wait ten years, but the glasses are dece.

    If anything the smirk draws attention to his unfortunate lips, but that’s kind of required for his profession.

  168. eah says:

    “Scientists”

  169. notanon says:
    @eah

    twitter’s blue cheka

    • Agree: Desiderius
  170. @jim jones

    And your point is? Don’t you know that the monarchy has zero power and it’s symbolic only?

    And what’s got to do with my comment?

    Say something intelligent or don’t say anything at all.

  171. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Menschmaschine

    Yes, the result will be some sort of communism, with poverty shared equally by all, not the abolition of welfarism.

  172. Anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    “Ms. Gaborik said she moved to the county from Richmond several years ago for the same reason so many other women have — for the schools and lower housing prices.”

    Lol. That’s code for “no blacks.” She moves away from diversity and then goes off and soothes her guilty conscience by voting for the very party that supports the policies she fled from; either that or she’s a sociopath like most extreme Leftists. This democracy thing becomes a greater farce by the day.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  173. poolside says:
    @The Alarmist

    Go to the Walmart in Las Colinas (actually Irving), Texas, and you might think you are in Bangalore

    My Texas suburb is the same. It has been completely transformed over the past two decades. It’s not unusual to see more women in hijabs than white people at the grocery store.

    In addition, Indians and Asians (mostly Chinese) dominate. Chain migration only makes it worse, and believe me, they arrive fully aware of the gib-me-dats they are entitled to; imagine leaving your 4,000-square-foot McMansion and driving up to the school in your late-model Mercedes sedan to sign your foreign-born kid up for the free lunch program.

    As Yakov Smirnoff used to say, “What a country!”

    The issues with this takeover are numerous, but one of the most obvious is our county now votes majority Democratic after years of being a Republican stronghold. This past Tuesday, all manner of GOP officeholders were swept away thanks to straight ticket voting and Betomania.

  174. Anon[254] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke three ribs in a fall. I didn’t think she’d have much longer to live, and 3 broken ribs aren’t going to help. At her age, you heal slowly, so it’s likely to be more than 6 weeks until she recovers. I have never seen a picture of her with a walker, even though she fell and broke a couple of ribs back in 2012. At that point, sensible doctors tell you to start using one to provide stability. It’s very likely she angrily rejected one because it would make her look bad, much for the reason she rejected retiring under Obama. “I’m not old! Etc.” Her arrogance may do her in, as well as cause a problem for the Democrats. ‘Taking one for the team,’ is not something Democrats are taught, and it always hurts them in the end.

    That dropped head syndrome she has is caused by a nerve-muscle problem, and that sort of medical condition is not just isolated to your neck. It’s system-wide. Sometimes it’s a side effect of medications, and if it’s an anti-cancer medicine, she can’t stop taking it because she’s had cancer twice, including pancreatic cancer, which is tough to beat.

    But if your head is drooping, that makes it harder for you to keep your balance when you’re walking. You need a upright head to get good-quality signals from your inner ear when you’re in motion. When your head is drooping, your inner keeps signaling, ‘you’re always unbalanced,’ and you tend to compensate for this in a manner that can send you toppling.

    With the broken ribs, she won’t be able to exercise to keep her muscle tone up, so she will become very frail and weak during her recovery period. This is likely to lead to another serious fall within the next couple of months, especially if she demands they send her home early, or she tries to go back to the court early. Your law clerks are not trained nurses, and they’re too busy to remember to hover over you every single time you get up to move around.

    If you end up in the hospital in winter, you can catch an illness that finishes you off. Although they don’t like to admit it, hospitals have ventilation systems that circulate bacteria and viruses through their air vents. When the air is dry in winter, this makes it easier to infect other patients. Besides, anyone who is so sick they have to go to the hospital is going to be carrying around an unusually massive bacteria/viral load that makes them like a Typhoid Mary to everyone around them, and they sometimes carry strains of bacteria or viruses that are more virulent than normal, which is why they had to go to the hospital in the first place.

    Ginsburg might not have more than 2 months.

  175. Trevor H. says:
    @Crawfurdmuir

    We must either become more fecund ourselves, or repel the invasive population – and so far, we have exhibited no will to do either.

    Africa is slated to have over 4 billion people by the end of this century. We can’t and shouldn’t compete with that. Among other things it’s an environmental disaster of unparalleled proportion.

    Liberals used to care about issues like this until they decided that a ruined world full of dark-skinned people is preferable to a livable world with white people in it.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  176. L Woods says:
    @Frau Katze

    Well, that’s creepy (Orwellian).

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  177. Jack D says:
    @Samuel Skinner

    Slavery endured in China for about 5,000 years. I’m not seeing why it couldn’t do the same in the United States.

    Because the United States is not China. Slavery is (in the long run) incompatible with Christianity, which is why it disappeared in all Christian nations.

    spite and envy explains their actions.

    So you agree with the Left that white men are greedy and evil?

  178. IHTG says:

    Asylum seeker travel ban:

    • Replies: @CCZ
  179. Wilkey says:
    @Peripatetic commenter

    No. I certainly never believed Trump had a chance of winning. I voted for Ted Cruz in the primary because of thought and because I thought Trump was making the immigration issue toxic. But I voted for Trump in the general and wich him well. I just don’t think he’s going to win in 2020 (yes I’ve been wrong before) unless the Dems nominate someone even crazier.

    On the far end of the troll scale from concern troll there’s the Pollyanna troll. “Keep doing what you’ve been doing and everything will be just fine.” After Tuesday I think we should know that isn’t true.

  180. Trevor H. says:
    @Travis

    People like to imagine that they are free-thinking but generally they think what they’re told to think and vote how they’re told to vote. Who’s doing the telling? Who owns the mass media? Where else do people get information? Facebook? Google?

  181. @Stonewall Jackson

    I’m reading Bad Blood, about Theranos, recommended by Steve. In it, the CEO of Safeway says he’s excited about socialized medicine because the healthcare costs borne by his company are threatening to drive it under.

    Please, government, take on some of our costs so that we can make profits.

    As an observation, for those of you who want gov’t to take over healthcare, remember after the Obamacare experience: whatever scheme is concocted, count on it to raise your taxes considerably. Who will pay for all this free healthcare? You will!

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  182. Trevor H. says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    There is one last chance to salvage this situation, and if anybody in Trump’s inner circle peruses this blog, they had better listen to me now like they haven’t been listening the past two years.

    Even by the extremely low standards of the internet, you appear to be a truly colossal bozo.

  183. notanon says:
    @Jack D

    stage 3 reached

    mass immigration being good for the economy is a big lie cos:

    mass immigration -> lower income + higher housing costs -> shrinking middle class

    this is good for employers in the short term as it effectively means part of their wage bill gets shifted to welfare – so far so good (for them)

    problem is mass immigration means either you need to raise more tax to pay for the extra infrastructure for the extra people or you keep tax the same and let the extra people slowly degrade your infrastructure and the cheap labor can’t pay the tax needed cos they’re cheap labor – so the extra tax has to come from the shrinking middle class

    so they leave to avoid the extra tax and/or decaying infrastructure

    eventually the only people left with any money to tax are the greedy sociopaths who wanted the cheaper labor in the first place and so they leave too, either driven out by the extra tax or the decaying infrastructure

    and then you get stage 4 – total fiscal collapse

  184. Busby says:
    @Anonymous

    Anyone who has been through basic training knows the correct term is…

    Birth Control Glasses

  185. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    National Health Glasses’, for obvious reasons.

    It’s not so obvious.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  186. @Wilkey

    Trump has no coattails, and he’s turned off millions of people to the GOP

    And yet his poll numbers have gotten increasingly better.

    A few years back Oregon voted overwhelmingly *against* giving driver’s licenses to illegals. On Tuesday they voted, 62-38, against a referendum that would have banned sanctuary cities in their state

    Did you bother reading 105? I did. The measure’s language only applies to illegal immigrants who have committed no other crime besides being here illegally. It stops far short of California’s SB-54, which shields from deportation illegals convicted even of animal abuse.

    In Florida, where Republicans have managed one narrow victory after another, they voted to give over a million convicted felons the right to vote. Say hello to solid blue, 29 electoral vote Florida.

    Have you compiled data on the voting preferences of these ex-felons? Did you know DUI is a felony in Florida? I certainly didn’t know drunk drivers automatically voted Democrat. Maybe you have better information.

    In Utah – Utah of all places – the voters passed a fairly liberal medical marijuana referendum, and Mitt Romney barely managed to win the state’s largest county

    Yes, Mittens who hates Trump with the hot hot heat of a thousand suns, struggled. This certainly bolsters your point about Trump’s fading popularity.

    the boorish and offensive Trump…Trump is toxic.

    Ok Evan McMullin. He has 2 more years to get other stuff done. Judging from that presser yesterday, I see a pit bull straining to be released. I think this 4 act play is just getting started.

    • Replies: @Samuel Skinner
  187. Today’s feature Nazi program is Rio Rita, a 1942 Abbott and Costello movie in which they “foil Nazi spies in a Texas border town”.

    The other night, on National Geographic channel no less, a show in which Jews devised schemes to murder 6 million Germans was on offer.

    Generally speaking, one can count on at least one anti-Nazi flick or documentary per evening courtesy of our Jewish owned media. They’re not subtle (or particularly smart). They actually believe that via Pavlovian conditioning they can fool all the people all of the time.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  188. Trevor H. says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Student loan forgiveness (there’s a loaded term) will be enacted in the year 2021 but will only apply to women and people of color.

  189. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Samuel Skinner

    Forcing people to work for nothing will always be profitable.

    More people were enslaved in the 20th century than the 19th. The fact that they were called ‘enemies of the state’ or something similar rather than ‘slaves’ doesn’t change their situation.

  190. @Jack D

    Because the United States is not China. Slavery is (in the long run) incompatible with Christianity, which is why it disappeared in all Christian nations.

    This is more of your typical unsubstantiated balderdash. All abuses notwithstanding, slavery in and of itself is not incompatible with the natural law and the Church issues no blanket condemnation of it.

    Is there really no end to the number of topics upon which you will opine in total ignorance?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  191. Trevor H. says:
    @syonredux

    Love it. We need Hollywood Torture Porn to warm our cold souls when torturing white people in the real world isn’t satisfying (or widespread) enough.

  192. Anon[254] • Disclaimer says:

    More OT: New headline about Ginsberg. Her cancer has come out of remission, and she’ll be retiring in January 2019. Apparently the Senate Dems were told about this earlier, which is why they went crazy at the Kavanaugh hearings.

    https://www.smobserved.com/story/2018/09/27/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-will-retire-from-the-us-supreme-court-in-january-2019/3658.html

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  193. Trevor H. says:
    @pyrrhus

    What you call the “Reagan Amnesty” was really just Hart-Celler Part II, and in fact came about just as the real effects of Part I were being felt.

    Together, that one-two punch destroyed the country.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  194. Tiny Duck says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Yet another white male.

    Don Lemon was exactly right.

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  195. Trevor H. says:
    @syonredux

    On the one hand, it’s telling that they’re attacking his wife and children now (and of course the “respectable” media have no trouble with this).

    Because it means some of the man’s message is getting through, and being heard. And they are threatened, angry and afraid when any such truths are permitted to see the light of day.

    But it’s also quite worrisome because I don’t think Mr Carlson recognizes how real and present the danger is.

  196. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, Here’s the great video clip you posted recently of Ezra Klein discussing open borders with Bernie Sanders in 2015.

  197. D. K. says:

    OT:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/11/08/daca-federal-appeals-court-blocks-trump-administration-ending-program/1931643002/

    ***

    The court noted it was created because of the “cruelty and wastefulness of deporting productive young people to countries with which they have no ties.”

    ***

    By “no ties,” the Court was referring, of course, to the respective countries in which these illegal aliens were born, and in which they may have lived up until the age of 16 (assuming that the illegal aliens are telling the truth about their being brought to the United States, against their will, as “children” under the age of 16)– and the respective countries in which they actually hold citizenship!

    • Replies: @Samuel Skinner
    , @istevefan
  198. FPD72 says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Want to alienate a huge part of the electorate? Stick taxpayers with school debt. We sacrificed to save for college for our three kids. The kids all held various jobs or had their own businesses (mowing lawns, baby sitting, etc.) for years before starting college. One son was in the Army Reserve for six years and did one tour of duty overseas. All three worked all summer while in college. I’m contributing for college savings for grandkids now.

    I worked 15 to 40 hours a week during almost all of my time in college while majoring in engineering. I worked full time in grad school.

    And now my tax dollars are going to go to pay the debt of brats who went to expensive private schools and never held a real job, all while majoring in grievance studies? I would become a single issue voter at a speed just below that of light.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  199. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Alec Leamas

    That it is unearned does not matter. The tech is not going away. Even India with most of its people without toilets has a space program.

    Third World people do not loathe themselves like Whites. They are more fit.

  200. anon[681] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump just signed EO denying asylum to all illegals. Obviously it’ll be challenged, probably by the dumb f- AG of WA Bob Ferguson, and fast tracked to SCOTUS. NYT said Neil Gorsuck could vote against it like he did the criminal alien deportation case.

    I knew Gorsuck was a mistake, that’s why the Dems were so happy to appoint him without much of a fuss. He is becoming Trump’s worst mistake. If Trump gets another chance with Ruth Ginsburg retiring he needs to pick someone to the right of Kavanaugh, maybe Jeff Sessions. Gorsuck can no longer be counted on. He’s gone to the dark side.

  201. @D. K.

    It is the 9th circuit. Don’t expect logic, just who-whom.

  202. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    If Open Borders is so great, why isn’t there much opposition among Libby-dibs against Trump’s sanctions on Iran? That restricts trade.

    And why are US and EU using anti-Russian paranoia to erect barriers between Eastern Europe and Russia?

    Open Borders are really Siege Towers. It’s a way to restore imperialism. US is new Rome, and all roads must lead to Rome. And US military and finance and media must break down all barriers and colonize others with guns, funs, and money.

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

  203. Anon[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I always liked these glasses on Athol Guy, the double bassist of The Seekers (who also worked as a television host and politician). Along with his solid jaw, Athol also has broad shoulders and hairy arms, which made him one of the more unpretentiously masculine musicians of his age.

    Glasses at 0:14:

    If you tint the lenses, these glasses looked pretty good on the decidedly unhandsome but ultracool-looking Ray Orbison.

    • Replies: @Marat
    , @D. K.
  204. @Steve Sailer

    I’ve wondered what ever happened to Macaulay Culkin.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @Mr. Rational
  205. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon 2

    ok, since you asked, here’s a report from Boston…

    There is this coat brand called “Canada Goose” that makes $1000 jackets. I didn’t realize this until my friend pointed this out to me, and now I can’t stop noticing. I was walking down Comm. Ave near BU and I saw like 10 of the coats in 5 minutes; you see them a lot downtown too. It seems especially popular with rich international students. So there’s that.

    There’s been a biotech boom in Cambridge, and there are lots of new office buildings in a formerly industrial area next to MIT.

    Our Republican governor who is affable and very non-ideological won re-election by 35% points, and got 50% of the vote in Boston.

    There’s been a fair amount of gentrification over the past 30 years in Boston. The last big wave has been concentrated along the red line (heavy rail subway) in Cambridge and Somerville. The two next most likely targets for gentrification are East Boston (hispanic neighborhood) and Roxbury (black neighborhood).

    So the bottom line is that Boston, and surrounding areas, will continue to be a stronghold of “creative class” types.

    • Replies: @Boston Resident
  206. kiismerhe says:
    @Dan Hayes

    “Libertarianism is a prime example of the dictum that any political idea carried out to its logical end point is fallacious!”

    Yes, it is almost like thinking. You should definitely refrain from that.

    • Disagree: Dan Hayes
  207. istevefan says:
    @D. K.

    The court noted it was created because of the “cruelty and wastefulness of deporting productive young people to countries with which they have no ties.”

    By that logic all immigration to the USA should be ended since it would be cruel to bring people into the USA who have no ties with the USA.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  208. J.Ross says: • Website
    @eah

    BIZARRO LIBRARIAN NUMBER TWENTY-TWO TAKE BOOK FROM YOU, TELL YOU BE LOUDER

  209. @IHTG

    Race Is The Whole Ball Of Wax In American Politics — It Was Ever Thus According To Sam Huntington

    All those nice White suburbanites who voted Democrat moved out to the suburbs to avoid having to live around Blacks and other non-Whites. Well, in the Northeast, they liked their state and local tax deductions too, and the GOP took them away!

  210. fish says:
    @Menschmaschine

    ….. but native recipients will simply get less than before.

    Always a recipe for social harmony.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  211. @IHTG

    Tucker Carlson should have used the Sailer phrase:

    Affordable Family Formation

    “Young people can’t afford to get married or to have children” — Tucker Carlson

  212. Just for the record,

    I would prefer a moratorium on all immigration for five years.

    That includes no exceptions for the nonsense about the best and the brightest.

    • Replies: @notanon
    , @Anonymous
  213. MEH 0910 says:
    @Another Canadian

    Rod Dreher has heavy black glasses frames, but they’re not Buddy Holly Wayfarer style.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  214. “Vox”? actually, that’s

    (((Ezra Klein))). Just your average, White-hating

    Jew

  215. Anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve,

    I just read this article on the horrors of politics in Hungary and Poland in the Atlantic from last month.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/568324/

    The basic premise is: The governments of Poland and Hungary have become dangerous right-wing oligarchies for literally no reason at all. Sure, they *blame* migrants, but hey, last time I checked there WERE no migrants in Hungary and Poland, so that proves it’s all a fabrication to frighten the people into accepting one-party rule.

    Did you catch that? The primary goal of the Orban presidency is to keep out the migrant invasion, and because he has so far succeeded, it proves he overreacted. Something something Kafka something.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @anonymous
  216. Kylie says:
    @Wilkey

    “@eah
    ‘Does this look like a guy whose opinion should matter?’

    Sure, why not?

    I mean bashing the value of someone’s opinion based on their looks is a superb way of making our side come across like the better party, right?”

    I always enjoy your comments but I think you got this one wrong. My take was not that eah was referring to the guy’s features but to his supercilious expression. Big difference.

    I thought Michelle Obama couldn’t help having unattractive facial features and outsized mandibles. But I did object to her rude facial expressions, eye-rolling, etc. when, as FLOTUS, she made public appearances. Who the hell did she think she was? Ditto Teresa Kerry and her sulkiness when campaigning (presumably) for her husband.

    The left does a lot of that. It’s just another way to demonstrate the contempt they feel for the civility preferred by traditionalists.

  217. MEH 0910 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I’ve wondered what ever happened to Macaulay Culkin.

    Ask and you shall receive:

  218. @IHTG

    Tucker is the man. If only Trump had Tuckers rhetorical clarity.

    Two points here i’d like him to sharpen:

    1) What’s holding back marriage isn’t really that couples are “too poor”–Americans are actually ridiculously well off by any sort of current “purchasing power parity” standard, much less in world historical terms.

    Rather it’s
    – The immigration driven rise in (coastal) house prices; specifically to get into a neighborhood with “good schools” (i.e. low NAMS). Basically immigration is destroying Americans’–young Americans just starting out–ability to create traditional American nuclear families, living by themselves in a comfortable house; not having to live in an extended family home with mom+dad.

    Tucker nods at this with “safe neighborhood. But it’s really the core of the economic pressure against marriage/family and–as with everything else–leads back to immigration.

    – Men and women simply do not need each other as much. Women have their own careers and often don’t need a man to have a nice “lifestyle”. And correspondingly the guys relative wages aren’t as high as they used to be. And women–fattened up and often full of unpleasant feminist b.s. (and ergo full of themselves)–often don’t offer much value for a guy. I should turn over my paycheck for that?

    Not expecting/advising Tucker to raise this non-economic issue in this context, though it does havve a political dimension, this hostility is what the Democrats have pushed for the last 50. But in fairness it’s a big driver of cratering marriage rates.

    2) Civilization *is* passing on your genes and culture to your children.

    Tucker hits around it pretty well, but i’d have liked him to really hammer home that marriage/family/children transmitting your genes and your culture really is what civilization is. And when you talk about “conservatism” … what are you conserving if you are not conserving that?

    This is the critical point our rhetorically challenged Republicans continually fail to make. Pretty much everything the Democrats do is designed to destroy the basis for the continual successful transmission of the American nation into the future. Republicans–the actually conservative (i.e. nationalist) ones anyway–are fighting to allow you to pass the nation onto your children.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  219. @Anon

    Cancer story doesn’t look too reliable.

    But the Justice did fall and break 3 ribs today.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  220. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    The Polish example is maddening because everything they accuse the Law and Justice party of doing was actually done more egregiously by Donald Tusk before he was kicked up to the EU central bureaucracy. L&J is repairing damage from the globalists they replaced. The media says nothing about that and presents L&J actions as ex nihilo. The major sources in the English language are Radek Sikorsky and his wife Anne Appelbaum, which is like asking Michelle Obama for an analysis of the Trump presidency.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  221. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Intelligent Dasein

    >the Catholic church never stopped slavery or opposed it in the New World or formulated philosophical objections to it
    How old are you? Your plain meaning is clear enough — there was hypocrisy, failure, backsliding, and Catholic-administered labor conditions only academically different from slavery, sure. But your point as formulated is rubbish.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  222. istevefan says:

    OT – WTF is going on in Arizona and Florida? Are we about to get rolled again?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  223. @Anon 2

    I live in Boston. Agree that there are a ton of foreign students now, especially Asians. A lot of them are here on temporary student visas, so they have a limited time after graduation to get a visa-sponsoring job if they want to stay. And a large portion of them do want to stay, but it’s not always easy for them to get the jobs they need. Not sure what the long-term success rate is, but there sure are a lot of them. Especially around MIT.

    The other element at work is the explosion of biotech and general tech jobs, which pay very well and draw in highly-educated Silicon Valley types from other parts of the country. Kendall Square and the Seaport in particular are booming, and large office and lab buildings are going up left and right. The employees at these places have driven rents way up. New development is highly restricted in most jurisdictions around Boston, although Boston proper is allowing a lot more under the new mayor. So rents may be stabilizing now, but at a much higher level than they used to be.

    The high housing prices have caused an exodus of the old-school Boston residents you mentioned. Southie is still mostly white (and even Irish), but the working class people have largely been replaced by yuppies with yoga mats. My Uber driver last week was a twenty-something woman from Dorchester- huge personality with a totally over the top Boston accent. She could have been a bit character in a Ben Affleck movie. It struck me how infrequently I interact with people like that anymore. We got to talking and she said she’d just moved to Rhode Island with her husband and their kids. Couldn’t afford the rent anymore, even in the sketchy neighborhoods.

  224. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @fish

    Always a recipe for social harmony.

    They’ll be too old to physically do anything about it.

  225. @Anonymous

    A few months back I talked to a guy who works for the company that owns the Prudential Center mall in Boston. They got a Canada Goose store in there a year or so ago. Apparently Canada Goose is making absolutely insane amounts of money from those coats, so much so that they paid the previous retail tenant for months of that tenant’s Christmas season sales so they could get them out of the space faster. Like you I was only vaguely aware of these coats until he pointed them out, but now I see them everywhere. And yeah, the Asians are all over that.

    • Replies: @oddsbodkins
  226. Election Is Over

    cite needed

    If RBG can hold on a couple more weeks, the Ds may have a filibuster-proof majority.

  227. Marat says:
    @Anon

    Pretty sure Aristotle Onassis’s jaw dropped in envy when he saw those frames!

  228. @MEH 0910

    Yeah, I don’t know what’s with the Dame Edna look.

    All around too try hard. Relax, dude.

  229. D. K. says:
    @Anon

    I heard the song, last Sunday, the 4th, which caused me to look it up, hoping to read exactly when, in 1965, it peaked in the American charts. The Wikipedia.org entry did not say, but I did learn that (a) it had been recorded, at Abbey Road Studios, 54 years ago, that very day, and (b) the song had been written by the same man who produced that single for The Seekers: Tom Springfield, the brother, and former band mate (The Springfields), of Dusty Springfield, who had become a huge solo star, in that same momentous year in popular music.

  230. J.Ross says: • Website
    @istevefan

    I have some information in moderation in the next thread. tldr the Democrats are doing exactly what they always do and as of now the DoJ is letting them do it, so every single remaining post will go to them barring action. Laura Ingraham just called the Arizona race for Sinema.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  231. Marat says:
    @AnotherDad

    Yes! Finally, someone with an audience is getting down to brass tacks! Maybe this is just the first pass – I’d expect Tucker to drill down with time and develop this theme. Hopefully Trump will pick it up, and add his special speak. And hopefully Fox won’t cave.

    Speaking of speaking, did anyone remark on the megaphone holder’s upspeak?

  232. @Mr. Anon

    Your kid’s professor is paid to make up stories and teach them to your child. Don’t you wish you had that job?

  233. notanon says:
    @J.Ross

    the media two year campaign of incitement has opened pandora’s box

  234. @Hippopotamusdrome

    Libertarians are sexual perverts that don’t want anyone to pay taxes.

    Liberals are sexual perverts that want everyone but themselves to pay taxes.

    Both are insane and/or mental defects.

  235. notanon says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    I would prefer a moratorium on all immigration for five years.

    needs to be at least 50

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  236. @AnotherDad

    Great post, agree on all points. But…Trump’s support is 40-45% for ages. I suspect the measure of Trump support is consistent with support for statements like “fighting to allow you to pass the nation onto your children.” Are he residual of 55-60% receptive to this message? If not, it clarifies the objective and makes a great call to arms.

  237. gregor says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Hans-Hermann Hoppe has a good essay arguing that liberal immigration violates freedom of association. More generally, Hoppe has argued in favor of private covenant communities that would have power to exclude whomever they want. He’s one of the more based libertarians around. He taught econ at UNLV and got in trouble for explaining why homosexuals tend to have high time preference in one of his lectures.

    …a democratic ruler, quite unlike a king, undertakes little to actively expel those people whose presence within the country constitutes a negative externality (human trash, which drives individual property values down). In fact, such negative externalities – unproductive parasites, bums, and criminals – are likely to be his most reliable supporters.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/1970/01/hans-hermann-hoppe/on-free-immigration-and-forced-integration/

    • Replies: @anonymous
  238. Anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Anne Applebaum, as you mention, wrote the Atlantic piece. It is filled with distortions and at least one outright lie.

    She describes a party in the Polish countryside in the 90′s. In trying to illustrate the exuberance of the gathering, she describes a female guest pulling a handgun from her purse. Then, she supposedly fired a “blank” into the air. Who carries a gun loaded with blanks? The party guest fired a bullet into the air. The writer is a liar.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  239. Anonymous[215] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I would like to see the GOP make an issue out of student loan debt. It’s a crushing burden on the Gen-Y and Millenial generation. Perhaps some kind of loan forgiveness or amnesty.

    This is what Occupy Wall Street was really all about, though the organisers were always cagey about stating it openly. These movements always like to camouflage demands for free stuff with a lot of noble-sounding universalist altruistic objectives.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  240. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    Trump urgently needs to appoint a council to investigate voter fraud. He was going to do this in 2016 then dropped it, which was a really bad idea. There’s massive fraud going on in voter registration. In the West coast, when you go get your driver’s license, they ask if you would like to register to vote, if you say yes, it’s done, you get your ballot in the mail, there is no check on whether you are a citizen because the DMV does not have the capability to check.

    A couple of years back some Turkish immigrant shot up a local mall, killed 5 people. After he got arrested, they found out that he had illegally voted — 4 times, all for Democrats, while living here on a green card.

    Our county used to be solidly red, now it’s solidly blue with a huge influx of Indians and Chinese, majority speak heavily accented English, there’s no way these people are citizens, yet it would not surprise me one bit if many voted.

    Trump needs to sign an EO saying that any none citizen caught voting illegally will have his/her green card and citizenship application denied. Voting record can be easily verified during the vetting process.

    If the GOP doesn’t do this, they are toast in 2020.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  241. L Woods says:
    @Anon

    God’s lips to my ears.

  242. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    She needs to show some class and concede.

    But if liberals know class, they wouldn’t be liberals.

  243. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @ThreeCranes

    The shooter was an Antifa.

    Only Democrats shoot up country music clubs/concerts, like the guy in Vegas.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  244. istevefan says:
    @J.Ross

    Were is your comment?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  245. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Irresponsible.

  246. Anonymous[215] • Disclaimer says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    Yes this is the ‘Einstein’ gambit. Would you exclude geniuses like Einstein? People who don’t know how this game is played will say no, of course not, we’d make an exception for Einstein.

    However, once you allow this loophole, hostile parties will progressively widen the definition of ‘genius’ to the point where it includes every educated foreigner. (This is what happened to the H1-b program, which began as a program to recruit small numbers of exceptionally talented people.)

  247. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon 2

    Our elite institutions are no longer educating, they are now indoctrinating, and Harvard leads the pack. Check out this Sex Week garbage now offered at the Ivies, led by Harvard and Yale:

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/ivy-league-universitys-inaugural-sex-week-offers-porn-masturbation-orgasms/

    Liberals are depraved and obsessed with sex, and they are increasingly dragging our kids off the deep end with them. I’m not even going to let my kids apply to these shit schools, even though both are A students. They deserve better.

    And thankfully some kids are fighting back:

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet//briannaheldt/2018/11/08/some-harvard-students-speak-out-against-the-schools-sex-week-n2535617

    • Replies: @anon
  248. @Anon

    Ginsburg might not have more than 2 months.

    From your lips to God’s ears.

  249. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Pardes said she secured financial support for the endeavor from Hillel – a Jewish student campus group – as well as the school’s Social Planning and Events Committee and the LGBT Center. All three groups are listed on Penn’s website as registered student organizations.

    University of Pennsylvania has now joined Brown, Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League universities in the growing and controversial Sex Week tradition.

    And no surprise, sponsored by Jews and gays, the two most sex obsessed, depraved groups of people dragging western civilization off the deep end.

  250. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    The Democrat party is the Party of Hate, for America.

    The only people who want open borders or mass immigration are people who hate America, they want to see her destroyed from within.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  251. @Reg Cæsar

    He’s the actual father of one of “Michael Jackson’s” children.

    I’ve got a morbid fascination with the latter’s autopsy report.  I would bet 2:1 odds that he’d had a bilateral orchiectomy.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Anonymous
  252. @Wilkey

    Trump has no coattails…
    …the boorish and offensive Trump…
    Trump is toxic.

    Trump needs to behave civilly like past Republican Presidents McCain and Romney. Now those two had coattails.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  253. @Anonymous

    Have you visited Vancouver, BC lately?

    Nearly half a million Chinese and Koreans. A very large number of Sikhs.

    Now these groups are not the worst immigrants one could bring in (assuming you were determined to) and thus Vancouver doesn’t get in headlines over Muslim terrorism or no-go areas.

    Whites may still be the largest ethnicity by I doubt they’re > 50%. There’s a lot of other ethnicities too.

    There is no scheme to collect race or ethnic data so one only gets rough figures.

    But just visiting the city tells the story.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Anonymous
  254. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Frau Katze

    Visiting the city or following housing prices. Chinese tax cheats were buying real estate as an investment, tulipomania set in, one-room shacks went for a million.
    And anyone who said anything about it in Canada was deemed a racist.

  255. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Mr. Rational

    There is actually a long, mostly spoken word song about this on the South Park Chef Aid CD. The, ah, tenderoni are in a jar labeled “Jack Michaelson.”

  256. J.Ross says: • Website
    @istevefan

    In moderation in the next thread, but see supplements to it posted later, currently at 30 and 36. Charts, links and the text of Rick Scktt’s suit in pdf.

  257. @Anonymous

    I understand that there is a category of “weapon” aka “gas guns” that use a “blank” cartridge that contains a tear gas mixed with the gunpowder that is available in Europe.

    So Applebaum could be telling the truth.

    https://www.afg-defense.eu/gas-guns/

  258. Anonymous[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Saul Alinsky has a lot to teach conservatives if they would start paying attention, and start treating politics the way that the left does…………………..as war.

    I read Alinsky thirty years ago and came to that conclusion then.

    Basically, Rules for Radicals and Reveille for Radicals are the Cliff’s Notes for Mein Kampf. And everyone who is anyone in realpolitik has read that, you can be sure.

  259. LOL!! And you’re the biggest ignoramus of all on libertarianism if you believe that Rand was a libertarian. Rand was an objectivist who firmly distanced herself from and hated libertarians and libertarianism:

    http://aynrandlexicon.com/ayn-rand-ideas/ayn-rand-q-on-a-on-libertarianism.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objectivism_(Ayn_Rand)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  260. Anonymous[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Rational

    I’ve got a morbid fascination with the latter’s autopsy report. I would bet 2:1 odds that he’d had a bilateral orchiectomy.

    http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/251735-autopsy-0001-optimized.html

    “Both testes are in the scrotum and are unremarkable and without trauma”.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    , @Reg Cæsar
  261. @Intelligent Dasein

    Actually, it will be a much worse hellhole; Caribes were better than west Africans, but unfortunately they are extinct and cannot repopulate the region.

    There’s an obvious conclusion here but I won’t spell it out.

  262. @AnotherDad

    One way to look at Trump’s perspective is that unlike any other candidate in decades he thinks the US should be treated like a going concern rather than a liquidation or, in Garrett Hardin’s terms, a commons. Trump thinks it’s actually important for the country to produce wealth while everyone else just wants to redistribute it.

  263. @Anonymous

    “Both testes are in the scrotum and are unremarkable and without trauma”.

    So he picked non-African sperm donors for “his” children despite being, at least superficially, intact.

    Ho. Lee. Fuk.  He really HATED Blackness and wanted “his” kids not to have any.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  264. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Chick Hearn was Ginsberg’s current age when he fell at home … and died three days later.

    His was a head injury, though …

    So the game isn’t in the refrigerator yet, and the Jell-O ain’t jigglin’.

  265. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Frau Katze

    Sikhs were responsible for the largest act of terrorism in Canadian history.

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
  266. Anon[211] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    As with many medical problems that seem minor to the young, rib fractures can be very serious in an 85-year old woman.

    About 19 percent of older adults who sustained fractures of three or four ribs died from complications, according to one study.

    https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/rib-fractures-can-result-in-serious-complications

    Pain often occurs with deep breathing. When patients can’t breathe deeply or cough, the risk of pneumonia increases. About 30 to 35 percent of people over 65 with rib fractures contract pneumonia.

    Other serious complications can occur with fractures due to mild to moderate trauma. Lung bruising and swelling, bleeding into and around the lungs or a collapsed lung require prompt medical attention. These complications may require insertion of a chest tube or other surgery, blood transfusion or artificial ventilation. Emergency care may be needed for light-headedness, shortness of breath and significant chest pain, particularly if the condition is worsening.

    I expect she will have an around-the-clock medical team of progressive, Jewish phsyicians monitoring her, something like the control room at NASA in the 1960s, or the underground lab in The Andromeda Strain.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  267. anonymous[357] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Ginsburg might not have more than 2 months.

    I’m not feeling so good myself.

  268. Anonymous[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Ho. Lee. Fuk. He really HATED Blackness and wanted “his” kids not to have any.

    Right considerate of him when you think about it. My opinion of him just went up.

  269. Mr. Anon says:
    @Desiderius

    The savvier approach would be to side with professors/teachers against administrators. The really egregious stuff is at the administrative/HR level.

    No, it doesn’t. It comes from the faculty who have, in the students, a captive audience, and pour their poison into their ears. A lot of the ills of the modern World began as some school of thought (or rather of indoctrination) in academia

  270. Mr. Anon says:
    @FPD72

    Okay. Then you can just wait for the socialists that today’s young people want to vote into office to simply seize your dough when they become powerful enough. They’re angry and resentful, and they don’t care that you were financially responsible.

  271. Anon[258] • Disclaimer says:

    More on elderly rib fractures:

    Rib Fractures in Older Adults – What’s the Big Deal?

    https://www.aliem.com/2015/06/rib-fractures-in-older-adults-whats-the-big-deal/

    Christina Shenvi, MD PhD, June 3rd, 2015

    Predictors of Mortality in Blunt Chest Trauma

    When evaluating a patient for possible discharge or admission after blunt trauma, you need to know which patients are at highest risk of pneumonia and death. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis sought to identify the factors that contribute to mortality after blunt chest trauma . They found the following:

    Advanced age doubles your risk of death. Patients over 64 had an OR (odds ratio) for death of 1.98.

    Three or more rib fractures also doubles your risk of death, with an OR of 2.02.

    Pre-existing cardiopulmonary disease, such as CHF gave an OR for death of 2.4. [Bader had heart surgery to place a stent in 2014 to clear a blocked coronary artery.]

    Development of pneumonia has a huge impact on mortality, with an OR 5.24. In the ED, after an initial trauma evaluation, of course, you will not know which patients will develop pneumonia. However, if a patient “bounces back” to the ED with pneumonia after blunt chest injury and fractures, you should have a very low threshold to admit the patient given the high OR for mortality, particularly if they are older, or have underlying lung disease.

  272. Mr. Anon says:
    @D. K.

    I hadn’t even known that Romney was running for Senate, until yesterday. Like you, when I heard that he was, and that he had won, I instantly assumed that he intends to run in 2020.

  273. Anon[258] • Disclaimer says:

    CNN on the story:

    Ginsburg’s injury: Why falls are so dangerous for older people

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/08/health/ruth-bader-ginsburg-fall-broken-ribs-bn/index.html

    They say this is an ICU-level injury.

    When she’s sent home a medical advisor will visit her home to make sure it’s been elder-proofed, no slippery rugs and the like.

  274. Anonymous[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mailer

    Rand, who was to Isabel Paterson and Rose Wilder Lane what Madonna was to Nancy Sinatra and Debbie Harry, (except Madge is not nearly as fat and ugly as Rand was) regarded libertarianism as Scientologists regard efforts like the FreeZone: heretic and “squirrel” offshoots, a dishonest and second rate version of the straight stuff, the typical reaction of an established church to a new offshoot. Her pet poodle Peikoff published a “First Blast of the Trumpet” polemic entitled Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty.

    A good overview of pre-1980s libertarianism:

    https://www.amazon.com/Usually-Begins-Ayn-Rand/dp/1480170674

    In It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand, Jerome Tuccille takes the reader on a “hilarious romp through the wild and kooky reaches of the libertarian right,” according to Publisher’s Weekly. Along the way he explodes many myths surrounding leading right-wing heroes, including Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and many others. He doesn’t spare himself from the satirist’s pen either, describing in detail his comic run for Governor of New York in 1974—an adventure that ended in near bankruptcy and personal turmoil. “[Tuccille] is damned funny. His book is a quick read; its pages turn quickly. This is pop history, not deep theory, so most of the pauses in the reading are caused by sudden bouts of laughter. What are we to make of a book that, when discussing Rand’s comments about pollution, adds, ‘Ayn, you sweet, lovable, crazy bitch’? David Friedman wrote in his foreword to the 25th anniversary edition of this book: ‘If you are looking for a careful scholarly history of the libertarian movement… you had better look somewhere else. But for a vivid and entertaining picture of the early years of libertarianism, Tuccille’s book has no equal.’” –The Colorado Freedom Report–www.freecolorado.com “Jerome Tuccille’s classic history of contemporary libertarian politics is as informative as it is entertaining. Tuccille takes the reader along as he tells of his political conversion from Objectivist to Miscellaneous to Anarchist. He blends an element of mockery of the fringe in the political sphere with a genuine care for the people and events. I recommend it to anyone who is already familiar with the Libertarian world but needs a little education on the genesis of it.” –freemarket.net “Tuccille has got to be everyone’s favorite right wing individualist anarchist.” –Library Journal

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  275. @eric

    the abolition movement started within Christianity and nowhere else.

    There was an abolition of serfdom almost everywhere among European peoples, though it wasn’t all at the same time.  Something changed, and neither slavery nor serfdom made sense any more.

    Atheist/progressives of that time were much more racist, and after Darwin, atheists were adamant in classifying Africans as a ‘lower’ part of human evolution

    If you don’t include Southern Baptists in that you’re making a fatal omission.  When you can distinguish African vs. European race with an fMRI of the brain with well over 90% accuracy, there’s scientific proof that Africans are a distinct class.  “Higher” or “lower” depends on the figure of merit, but “distinct” is not honestly deniable.  (The dishonest will say whatever they need to to promote their dishonest ends, and we really ought to be finding ways to make such dishonesty painful at the very least.)

    • Replies: @Samuel Skinner
  276. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    These were almost the exact type of spectacles that the UK’s free-at-the-point-of-use NHS or National Health Service system of socialized medicine used to hand out free to any schoolkid diagnosed by in-school eye tests needing vision correction.

    • Replies: @Anon
  277. @Anonymous

    True but their target was not Canada per se.

    They were squabbling with the Indian PM. They brought their fight here.

    You could compare it to the Northern Ireland stuff. It was (and is) a local thing. They settled it somehow and that was end of it.

    It was terrible thing to do but in no way like the Muslim attacks, which are directed as us.

  278. @Anonymous

    “Both testes are in the scrotum and are unremarkable and without trauma”.

    Telling most black men their genitals are “unremarkable” would kill them on the spot.

    • LOL: Kylie, Mr. Rational
  279. @Anonymous

    (except Madge is not nearly as fat and ugly as Rand was)

    Fat? She seemed anorectic to me.

    “I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.” –Flannery O’Connor

    “Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one.” –ibid.

    I read Tuccille’s book about 40 years ago. I think I also have his Trump book– his was the first about the man.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  280. Anon[312] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Weren’t Harry Potter roundish P3s also NHS freebies, and their poverty-stricken image was why Potter wore them?

  281. Anon[148] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Unlike Steve, I don’t see any problem with low-grade doxxing to identify would-be anonymous activists by name, if reasonable care is taken.

    I also think that contacting employers is the only way to balance the current asymmetry in tactics. Many of the employers will be institutions of higher education, meaning nothing will happen, but from a data collection standpoint it’s important that our representatives know how many academics are weekend vandals and stalkers.

    And even non-academic employers should not be firing people for this stuff without an investigation, which should take no shorter than a month. By the time a month passes most employers realize that the mob has moved on and there is no need to panic, and that proportionate discipline short of termination is enough to handle the situation.

    Family members and residential addresses are off limits.

  282. @anon

    Slavery existed during the last dynasty. While there were emancipation proclamations, those have occurred repeatedly throughout Chinese history- slavery always returns.

    The earliest dynasty we have records for is the Shang and they had slavery notably also engaging in human sacrifice.

  283. @Jack D

    Because the United States is not China. Slavery is (in the long run) incompatible with Christianity, which is why it disappeared in all Christian nations.

    Given the Old Testament explicitly endorses slavery, I’m fascinated to learn how it is incompatible with Christianity.

    So you agree with the Left that white men are greedy and evil?

    Women desire powerful men, therefore all men desire power. This is usually refereed to as “original sin”- it is not a left wing concept since it applies to every human on the planet.

    • Agree: Desiderius, Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @notanon
  284. @Bragadocious

    Have you compiled data on the voting preferences of these ex-felons? Did you know DUI is a felony in Florida? I certainly didn’t know drunk drivers automatically voted Democrat. Maybe you have better information.

    Ex-felons are disproportionately black; blacks vote Democrat.

  285. @Mr. Rational

    There was an abolition of serfdom almost everywhere among European peoples, though it wasn’t all at the same time. Something changed, and neither slavery nor serfdom made sense any more.

    That is a bit like looking at the trend towards legalizing homosexual marriage and declaring stopping it ‘no longer made sense’. If serfdom doesn’t make economic sense, then the owners of serfs let their serfs convert their obligations into cash payments. Abolition of serfdom was driven by political considerations, not social or economic ones.

  286. @J.Ross

    The Church opposed the slave trade, i.e. the deliberate trafficking in human flesh, not the condition of slavery per se. And before throwing around the word “rubbish,” you may wish to check out what the Catholic Encyclopedia actually has to say on the subject.

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14039a.htm

  287. Jack D says:
    @Anon

    That’s why these statistics are not that meaningful. Sure if you are in the nursing home and break some ribs then you will get pneumonia and die because no one is going to pay any more attention to you after your fall than they did before you fell, but Notorious RBG is going to be watched 24/7 and get antibiotics up the wazoo and made to get out of bed, etc.

    That being said, there is a limit to what medical science can do against the ravages of time and disease and RBG should probably be buying her mayo in the pint jar.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  288. CCZ says:
    @IHTG

    DOJ and DHS Issue New Asylum Rule
    Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum

    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum.

    The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement:

    “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today’s rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum. Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it. Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.”

    Section 212(f) of the Immigration and INA states that “[w]henever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

  289. notanon says:
    @Samuel Skinner

    Given the Old Testament explicitly endorses slavery, I’m fascinated to learn how it is incompatible with Christianity.

    do unto others as you would be done by

    • Replies: @Samuel Skinner
  290. @eah

    He didn’t do it for Jews, he did it for Christians. And believe me, there are quite a few Christians who LOVE that.

  291. @ZeroDay

    Kaku spins a good yarn when he sticks to science/futurism, but his politics are totally nuts. Listen to his utter contempt for American STEM grads:

    After I listened to this, I wanted to punch him in the face.

  292. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    I am very saddened by the demise of The Atlantic Magazine hard copy magazine in the early 1990s to what it is now:

    CNN style anti White SJW, Lib Leftist and Zionist thought police

    The Atlantic Magazine doesn’t even allow any comments to their articles/blogs.

    The Atlantic Magazine hard copy magazine in the early 1990s was my favorite political/cultural magazine presented an intelligent, secular Liberal perspective but nothing like Political Correctness.

    The Atlantic would cover now taboo subjects/books like Jean Respail’s Camp of the Saints –

    “Must it be the rest against the West”

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/politics/immigrat/kennf.htm

    Occasionally a few very well written, intelligent articles from this honest secular Liberal perspective still made it through like this best ever account of

    “What ISIS Really Wants” by Graeme Wood

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/03/what-isis-really-wants/384980/

    I believe the top editor at The Atlantic Magazine is now some guy named “Goldberg” who is a dual Israeli/USA citizen who served as an Israeli prison guard during the Intafata – he would try to bound with the Arab POWs and share his American Lib university contacts to get them accepted to go to college in the USA and become anti White, Lib Leftist Itentitarians in American domestic politics.

    Arabs/Muslims vote overwhelming Lib Leftist Socialist domestic politics in the USA, Europe, UK in about as high % as American Jews ~ 80%.

    Once immersed in American/Western European/UK media/academia everything becomes about hating White people, hating Western civilization – sure there are still some occasional lip service negative comments, boycotts against the Zionists/Israel the israel lobby but it never amounts to anything compared with other Lib Left causes like

    Open borders immigration
    BlackLivesMatter mobs
    Antifa
    24/7 CNN/MSNBC bashing of Trump and bashing of any White person that voted for Trump

    There isn’t too much to do except to retreat, set up monastical preservation of our civilization when it was ours – I think they call that “The Benedict Option”

  293. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @gregor

    Great you found exactly one still alive human Libertarian Hans-Hermann Hoppe that isn’t bat Shi* insane about mass 3rd world immigration to the USA/Europe/The West.

    After Hoppe this cult has to include dead people such as Murray Rothbard to defeat the evidence that Libertarianism isn’t a suicide/homicide cult for the West.

    Ron Paul and Rand Paul have made near constant, insane statements about immigration such as Rand Paul’s official response to Obama state of the Union address where Rand Paul said any person in the world, without number restrictions or restrictions on race, ethnicity country who wants to move to the United States provided he/she wants to work a job should be welcome.

    Bot Ron Paul and Rand Paul argued that the Al Qaeda terrorist leader in Yemen should have been recognized as a full US citizen because of birth right citizenship.

    It’s Libertarian Loons on immigration sh** that caused Amren to make Rand Paul 2013 Traitor of the Year.

    https://www.amren.com/features/2013/12/white-renegade-of-the-year/

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  294. @Jack D

    That being said, there is a limit to what medical science can do against the ravages of time and disease and RBG should probably be buying her mayo in the pint jar.

    Pint jar seems optimistic. I’m thinking packet-sized mayo for deli customers.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  295. @Reg Cæsar

    Having read a bit of Flannery O’Connor as well as some Rand, I think that reflected more religious differences than those of taste.  Rand makes an interesting study both for insights and errors & omissions, but I would never pick up O’Connor to read again.  This society is already marinated in Catholic guilt, I doubt that anyone needs to imbibe more.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  296. anon[231] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Poor Paul. Does anybody but the people who make fake prizes think he’s a genius?

    they love giving each other awards

  297. @notanon

    That would prohibit any hierarchical relationship. Given Christianity has a hierarchy and has had one since the time of Jesus, that is not what those words mean.

    • Replies: @notanon
  298. anon[231] • Disclaimer says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    So they will flood the country. Enjoy it while you can. 2040 is getting very close…

    why do you believe 2040 is the date?

    as soon as demorats gain control they will open the spigots

  299. anon[231] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    will the democrats by some random luck, go 4 for 4?

  300. notanon says:
    @Samuel Skinner

    sure it is – practicality leads to those words only being applied to the currently most egregious examples of where the principle is being breached

  301. @Mr. Rational

    This society is already marinated in Catholic guilt, I doubt that anyone needs to imbibe more.

    “This society” sure isn’t the country I live in. It’s hard to find Catholic guilt even in the Catholic pews anymore.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  302. anon[244] • Disclaimer says:

    “Open Borders are really Siege Towers. It’s a way to restore imperialism. US is new Rome, and all roads must lead to Rome. And US military and finance and media must break down all barriers and colonize others with guns, funs, and money.”

    History likes her irony. That immigration is going to destroy the US Empire 30 years hence. It will drive the EU and US apart and perhaps the US from Japan, all while China rises. Eventually, this idiocy will make Australia China’s aircraft carrier by making Australia majority Chinese. Interesting times ahead.

  303. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    It’s well past time that somebody photoshopped Buddy Holly glasses on photos/pictures of the most prominent historical figures.

    Clicked on the link to the Seekers. Wonderful sound. Back here after 20 minutes on YouTube. Dragged myself away after this one. What the hell happened to Boogie Woogie?

  304. Anonymous[440] • Disclaimer says:
    @ThreeCranes

    They actually believe that via Pavlovian conditioning they can fool all the people all of the time.

    Most of the people appears to be sufficient.

  305. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Anonymous

    Others have answered this, but you’d have to be a fool, in a high wage country, to enter a profession that is being opened up to labour arbitrage with the low wage world.

    Nevermind, the additional cultural complexities and annoyances that *can come with such workplaces.

    *Probably these are not an issue at the highest levels. Even all MBAs speak the same cultural and general language. But it is really rubbish for a lot of people to not be able to socialise effectively with the colleagues they spend most of their waking life with.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  306. Tyrion 2 says:
    @anonymous

    Libertarian dogmatists are still dogmatists.

  307. @Reg Cæsar

    What is SJWism exploiting, if not Catholic guilt?

  308. What is SJWism exploiting, if not Catholic guilt?

    This is the first time I’ve heard this one. Everyone else here attributes it to leftover Puritan shaming.

    The Catholic countries in Europe held off divorce and abortion far longer than the Protestant ones, and even now still prohibit sperm “donation” and surrogacy. Genuine Catholic guilt does some good.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  309. @Reg Cæsar

    Everyone else here attributes it to leftover Puritan shaming.

    Shaming only works if people accept that they should be ashamed.  Leftover Catholic guilt.

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