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Kris Kobach currently holds a 91 vote lead in his attempt to wrest the GOP gubernatorial nomination away from the sitting Republican governor of Kansas. East coast elites are up in arms because they fear that Kobach, a high IQ, hard-working, good-looking politician of unusually sophisticated views, would become vice-presidential timber, at least, if elected governor. The easiest way to stop him in Republican Kansas is to keep him from winning a GOP primary.

From Vox:

Racism is a problem of white elites, and Kris Kobach proves it

White nationalism and elite education make a powerful combination.

By Dylan Matthews @[email protected] Aug 9, 2018

Kris Kobach, who is currently holding on to a lead of fewer than 200 votes in Kansas’s Republican primary for governor, is one of America’s most effective advocates of racist policy. …

I don’t know what’s in Kobach’s soul. But I do know that one of the few constants in his career is an enthusiasm for policies that hurt racial minorities.

He’s not alone in that among elected officials. What stands out about Kobach is the pedigree. His résumé is the stuff of ambitious Ivy Leaguers’ dreams. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, as the top student in the government department, and received a master’s and doctorate at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. He attended Yale Law, was on the law review, and got an appellate clerkship. He worked for years as a law professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, eventually getting tenure.

We have an unfortunate tendency in America to treat racism and racial resentment as a pathology of the white underclass. Takes about the need for Democrats to abandon woke “identity politics” typically cite a desire to win back the “white working class,” not white members of the Harvard Club.

But while there’s some survey data backing the idea that working-class whites are likelier to harbor racial resentment (see table 3 here), the racism that kept Jews and black people out of country clubs

The Golfocaust!

Naive people believe don’t believe me when I point out how much of the resentful worldview of so many of our media elites in 2018 is inspired in substantial part by the outrage they continue to nurse over family stories of how great-grandpa couldn’t get into, say, the Los Angeles Country Club in 1922 so he had to co-found the Hillcrest Country Club. But, if you pay careful attention, you can see how they can’t help letting this hilarious obsession slip out over and over.

(and out of Harvard) for generations is still around. And Kobach is a great example of how it can continue to have real political consequences.

The incredible effectiveness of racist elites

Institutions like Harvard occupy a weird place in our public culture, derided on both left and right for their complicity in various social ills (and of course no one loves to bash Harvard more than people who went there), but nonetheless associated with a kind of cosmopolitan sophistication. They may propagate, say, laissez-faire economic ideas, or reinforce class privilege, but surely they’re the enemy of base forms of ethnonationalism.

“Base forms of ethnonationalism” … so unlike elite forms of ethnonationalism, such as, to take one of a myriad of Harvard examples (e.g., Alan Dershowitz), Harvard President Larry Summers’ pro-Zionism.

Kobach, however, is a friend to white ethnonationalism. And Harvard not only didn’t stop him but helped give him the social prestige and power to carry out his mission.

Indeed, if anything Harvard seems to have helped Kobach find and develop his brand of racism. Kobach’s main mentor at Harvard was Samuel Huntington.

Samuel P. Huntington was such a racist that his other student proteges besides Kobach include Francis Fukuyama, Fareed Zakaria, and Eliot Cohen.

Huntington is a complicated figure, a pioneer in political science whose The Soldier and the State (1957), Political Order in Changing Societies (1968), and The Third Wave (1991) are justifiably considered classics.

What have guys named Samuel Huntington ever done for the United States of America? I mean, besides signing the Declaration of Independence or being a 19th Century governor of Ohio?

Seriously, the Huntington clan, which traces back to a single Puritan family who arrived in the 1630s, is likely the most broadly high-achieving in American history. The American Journal of Sociology exclaimed in 1936, “They are a great race, these Huntingtons…”

For example, in my county alone, there are two separate municipalities with “Huntington” in their name. One is a famous surf town. And you know what those blond surfers are like. Worse than golfers!

Matthews continues:

… Two decades later, he [Huntington] authored Who Are We?, a book arguing that America’s Protestant culture was being eroded by Latino immigrants; the white nationalist Richard Spencer has cited the book as a key influence. …

Vox is offended that the late Samuel Huntington, an American elite with roots deep in America’s founding stock who was proud of his people’s accomplishments in building America, merely existed. To Vox, Huntington’s career is like a lifetime of Matt Damon’s WASP impudently answering Joe Pesci’s mobster’s question in De Niro’s The Good Shepherd of “What do you people have?”

“The United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting.”

Vox continues:

But Kobach’s experience at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale enabled his career. …

Kobach isn’t alone. White House adviser Stephen Miller didn’t have a Huntington figure during his time at Duke; in all the profiles written about Miller, I’ve yet to find one that mentions a professor who mentored him or even liked him. But it was Miller’s role as a conservative voice on campus during the Duke lacrosse scandal (a scandal that became a national affair only because of Duke’s elite status) that catapulted him into a career as a policy aide on Capitol Hill, and now in the White House. He, like Kobach, leveraged elite credentials to implement racist policies.

Stephen Miller’s one-man conspiracy to get the Durham DA, 88 Duke professors, and the national media to all trumpet a black stripper’s hoax about evil white Haven Monahan lacrosse players is one of the most diabolical plots ever hatched. And it was only possible because an elite college allowed one teenage conservative to enroll as a freshman: the lesson we must all take from this is that never again can elite universities allow themselves to become infected by even a single bacillus of skepticism. Eternal vigilance is the price of our precious freedom from speech.

Commenter calls Miller’s infamous conspiracy to trick the great and good into making fools of themselves The Protocols of the Youngster of Santa Monica.

 
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  1. Who was it that said: “In their migratory and mating habits, there’s scarcely any difference at all between a White liberal and a Klansman.”

  2. Daniel H says:

    >> the racism that kept Jews and black people out of country clubs (and out of Harvard) for generations is still around.

    Which is worse, the racism that kept Jews out of Harvard, or the racism that keeps Jews in Harvard?

  3. ziel says:

    “It was Miller’s role as a conservative voice on campus during the Duke lacrosse scandal (a scandal that became a national affair only because of Duke’s elite status…”

    We have a new definition for ‘Chutzpah’!

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Barnard
    , @Lagertha
  4. AndrewR says:

    Sailer, I give you a lot of shit, much of which is well-deserved, but I really have a lot of respect for your capacity to write about this stuff without coming off as frothing-at-the-mouth. This stuff really does make my blood boil.

    “We have an unfortunate tendency to treat racism as a pathology of the white working class.”

    I won’t type out my initial reaction for fear of The Whim™, so a cleaner version is “who the heck are we, lovely members of a wonderful, angelic, eternally-misunderstood and senselessly-resented tribe?”

  5. Poco says:

    The more racist the policies the better as far as I’m concerned anymore. Because any policy the cockroaches don’t like are called racist anyway. I was called a racist today because I used the word “enclave” in describing Dearborn, Michigan. These idiots have got to go.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  6. @Daniel H

    Daniel, the Westwood Country Club in nearby Amherst, NY, was a Jewish club. Buffalo can’t be the only midsized city where Jews had their own country club.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  7. AndrewR says:

    I love how he uses “woke” unironically but puts “identity politics” in scarequotes.

  8. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    https://theconversation.com/profiles/cynthia-prescott-417113

    Okay, start with the Statue of Lazarus. Immigration = Imperialism. We must revive and restore the noble Indian Population. No more immigrants. They are all imperialist taking over Indian land.

  9. syonredux says:

    But while there’s some survey data backing the idea that working-class whites are likelier to harbor racial resentment (see table 3 here), the racism that kept Jews and black people out of country clubs

    Dunno. I tend to think that during the Jim Crow era Blacks had more pressing concerns than getting into the right country club….

    (and out of Harvard) for generations is still around. And Kobach is a great example of how it can continue to have real political consequences.

    Yeah. I mean only approx 10% of the students at Harvard in the 1930s were Jewish….

    Two decades later, he authored Who Are We?, a book arguing that America’s Protestant culture was being eroded by Latino immigrants; the white nationalist Richard Spencer has cited the book as a key influence.

    Huntington defined the USA as an Anglo-Protestant country in that book….And it’s kinda hard to argue with that characterization…

    To be clear, many people went through Harvard, read and took classes with Huntington, and did not wind up being anything remotely like Kris Kobach. (The Atlantic’s James Fallows was one.) Huntington was not a sort of racist Midas touch, where you take a class and come away wanting to deport Muslims.

    I’m not saying that we have to keep an eye on everyone that he taught….or who read Who Are We?

    Kobach isn’t alone. White House adviser Stephen Miller

    Should I mention that he’s Jewish? Nah, don’t want to muddy the waters….

    didn’t have a Huntington figure during his time at Duke; in all the profiles written about Miller, I’ve yet to find one that mentions a professor who mentored him or even liked him.

    And yet he somehow managed to figure out that maybe Latinx immigration was not good for Anglo-America….

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @Anonymous
  10. Anonym says:

    OT: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/09/xi-under-fire-as-china-realizes-it-underestimated-u-s-trade-resolve/

    Sun Tzu say: “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious”.

    lol

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  11. AndrewR says:
    @Poco

    I had a Lebanese-American roommate in metro Detroit who hated Dearborn, Arabs and Arabic. He was really as culturally American as anyone else [for instance, he briefly dated a Mexican single mother with whom he had conjugal relations that he didn't care if I heard] except he was a semi-devout Muslim, although he never went to the mosque. I tried telling him Islam is a fundamentally Arab religion but he wouldn’t believe it.

  12. J1234 says:

    From the Vox article:

    I don’t know what’s in Kobach’s soul. But I do know….

    Oh, c’mon, progressive priestly class, don’t be so modest about your mind reading and soul divining abilities. That’s your problem – you’re too damn modest. I mean, you just stated a few sentences earlier:

    Kris Kobach…is one of America’s most effective advocates of racist policy.

    If that doesn’t qualify as an encyclopedia quality fact, I don’t know what does. So with a fact like that, how can you not make the jump to knowing what’s in his soul? Seers, prophets and viscera reading haruspices of ages past are rolling in their graves with laughter at your lack of confidence in your all knowingness.

    • Replies: @DuanDiRen
  13. Corn says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I think Joe Sobran said it.

    • Agree: David In TN
  14. Takes about the need for Democrats to abandon woke “identity politics” typically cite a desire to win back the “white working class,” not white members of the Harvard Club.

    “Forget that there are millions of more minds to be won over in one group compared to the other — the important point is that our domination over elite institutions is at an unacceptably low 97%.”

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  15. bigduke6 says:

    Matthews looks almost weak and nebbish enough to make Ezra Klein or Matthew Yglesias look masculine in comparison. Does he have some sort of medical condition?

  16. For example, in my county alone, there are two separate municipalities with “Huntington” in their name. One is a famous surfing town. And you know what those blond surfer are like. Worse than golfers!)

    It’s even worse in the HBD Mitten Steve. There’s a Huntington Road in a town called “Great White.” And of course there’s a “Great White Country Club..”

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/751-Huntington-Rd-Grand-Blanc-MI-48439/73973807_zpid/

    https://m.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Blanc-Golf-Country-Club/159527934079276

    Worse still, “Great White” was originally named Whigville after the pro-State’s rights (anti-abolitionist) Whig party of Henry Clay!

    I demand the town rename itself Trou Noir immediately! And Huntington Road must be renamed Barack Obama Street.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  17. Forbes says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Joe–The Jewish country club in Syracuse, Lafayette Country Club went bust over a decade ago. Their PGA Professional was a WASPy kid with whom I went the HS. The club hosted a Senior Tour event for a dozen or so years, until the late ’90s when the Senior Tour required a $1 million prize pool for each event. There ain’t that kind of sponsor money in Syracuse–any longer.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Buffalo Joe
  18. Jayd3423 says:

    The Vox article can be 100% broken down via two observations:

    1. In Vox(lib)speak: “Racist policies” = policies that do not give minorities a racial advantage.

    2. Virtually all Jews are “friends” of Jewish ethno-nationalism. Harvard “gives them the social power and prestige to carry out this mission”.

    Thus, until Harvard ceases to do that for Jews, and Vox starts naming the Jew, then this article is both morally and politically bankrupt and its message nullified.

    There is nothing left to discuss beyond these points.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @TGGP
  19. ‘ “Racism Is a Problem of White Elites, and Kris Kobach Proves It”‘

    To anyone who is aware of racial tensions and hostility between blacks and Asians, between blacks and Hispanics, and between Asians and Hispanics — not to mention various intra-mural hostilities — the quoted passage is simply bizarre.

    Perhaps ironically, there is one thing that regardless of political persuasion, most whites seem to fail to grasp about racism: it’s not all about them.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  20. Forbes says:
    @syonredux

    Tendentious writing is what comes to mind.

    As I’ve said for some time, it’s politics as team sport fanaticism–demonizing the opponent with slurs and innuendo. The prog-left has been reduced to nothing but name-calling.

    And who is Dylan Matthews? Here a take from Wiki: “That first article [posted on Vox] was about new scientific research [on SSM] which [later] turned out to be fraudulent, and 13 months later he wrote a mea culpa article about the fraud and how he was deceived by it.”

    A fraud taken in by a fraud. Vox is a treasure-load.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  21. Lot says:

    Harvard stereotypes Jews so much that when they finally hired one in 1722, they made him teach Hebrew.

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

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  22. Ed says:

    Here’s a pic of Dylan Matthews, the author:


    I will give him credit he practices the altruism of which he speaks. He gave his kidney to some random person.

  23. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, as the top student in the government department, and received a master’s and doctorate at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. He attended Yale Law, was on the law review, and got an appellate clerkship. He worked for years as a law professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, eventually getting tenure.

    And Trump chose not to hire him why?

  24. OT: Ugh, didn’t the police who arrested this guy read Ezra Klein’s piece about how this kind of tweet is just silly nonserious satire? https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/08/09/cambridge-man-arrested-for-threatening-ice-agents-murder-for-hire-plot-over-social-media/HkBT1ujxiX07r4H9tBXYUJ/story.html

  25. Barnard says:
    @ziel

    If Crystal Mangum had accused a group of white baseball players from NC State of rape, how different would the coverage have been? I doubt Nifong would have acted any differently.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @ben tillman
  26. Anon[358] • Disclaimer says:

    “Harvard stereotypes Jews so much that when they finally hired one in 1722, they made him teach Hebrew.”

    The left still does that kind of thing. The comic book industry around 2012 – when they went politically correct – started hiring people to write characters based on matching surface-level traits: “you’re gay, so write this gay character; you’re black, so write all the black stuff.”

  27. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ed

    Maybe if he kept his donation secret. Otherwise, he just did what someone that dweeby has to do and publicize it to compensate for such dweebiness.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  28. Anon[358] • Disclaimer says:

    “He gave his kidney to some random person.”

    Who did he give his balls to?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  29. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ed

    He’s one of the geekiest, dorkiest, dweebiest guys I’ve seen in a long time. If you were writing a dictionary or encyclopedia, you could use his picture for entries like geek, dork, dweeb, etc. You can tell he’s a loud mouth breather.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  30. Ed says:
    @bigduke6

    That’s what I find so interesting about the fetishing of blacks by Matthews, Klein and Yglesias. They would make perfect marks for black muggers and attackers. Yglesias has been a victim of DC street crime twice.

    There was a Salon writer of a similar make up as the Vox guys that was mugged and shot. He later admitted having racist thoughts and went to speak to Coates in ‘08 for absolution.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Stan d Mute
  31. @bigduke6

    He does look like he probably made an acquaintance of something less than the “kinder gentler side” of Haven Monahan while growing up.

    What is it that ties together feminist pundits, voxdotcommies & nebbish Hollywood screenwriters?
    Mutual hate for that nasty brutish blond lifeguard Haven Monahan who bullied the boys or pumped, dumped & spurned the girls…

    http://autisticadvocacy.org/2016/12/2016-gala-harriet-mcbryde-johnson-award-dylan-matthews/

  32. @Poco

    I was called a racist today because I used the word “enclave” in describing Dearborn, Michigan.

    You spelled, “cancerous boil,” funny.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  33. snorlax says:

    “Kris Kobach” sure sounds like one of those eeeevul Yaleacaust/Golfocaust-committing WASPs!

    He’s related to both Jan Havar and Milos Standic.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  34. Lot says:
    @International Jew

    He was considered for Homeland Sec, but it appeared that he would be blocked by all dems plus two Republicans.

    • Agree: Corn
  35. TGGP says: • Website

    “Naive people believe don’t believe me when I point out how much of the resentful worldview of so many of our media elites in 2018 is inspired in substantial part by the outrage they continue to nurse over family stories of how great-grandpa couldn’t get into, say, the Los Angeles Country Club in 1922 so he had to help found the Hillcrest Country Club”
    I don’t think Dylan Matthews (who as far as I know isn’t Jewish) cares that much about that. It’s just a handy thing to reach for. Jews in America never faced the legal restrictions of countries with established churches (not that most American journalists tend to know much about other countries or the pre-modern world), so there’s basically restricted golf clubs, Ivy League quotas (which you don’t want to talk too much about if you’re worried someone might compare their current discrimination against Asians) and Leo Frank if you want to fit them into a whiggish narrative of racial progress. And given the far larger number of blacks who were lynched (not to mention the larger number of Italians, which hardly anybody is even aware of), you can’t just refer to Frank that many times. The “How [European ethnics] Became White” story has become a broadly accepted narrative which fits the conventional wisdom of race being a social construct. There’s only so many examples you can give to fit it.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anonymous
  36. @Anonymous

    The poor guy really did give away a kidney? Wow, well, credit to him.

    No wonder he looks so unhealthy.

    Virginia Postrel donated a kidney to save the life of her friend Dr. Sally Satel, which was heroic.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Paco Wové
  37. @International Jew

    Ann Coulter’s asked the same question numerous times. Kobach should have been Homeland Security chief.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
  38. @International Jew

    Because Harvard’s faculty and staff are almost all traitors?

  39. @Anon

    Did they find anybody culturally appropriate to write their comic books who is faster than a speeding bullet?

    • Replies: @Forbes
  40. @Daniel H

    Let us have a national “conversation” of the elite racism of the members of the Century Country Club who have kept out blacks.

    We know there weren’t any at least when Bloomberg ran for office because he felt compelled to drop membership–and say all sorts of PC blather–but then resumed membership immediately afterwards. (Somehow i think he was welcome there even as mayor.)

    But by all means lets have discussions around the concepts of “openess”, “universalism”, “tribalism” etc. etc. and of course “who is ‘elite’?”

  41. @Barnard

    If Crystal Mangum had accused the U. of North Carolina basketball team of gang rape, it would have been just like in Wolfe’s “A Man in Full” with the entire state’s establishment, white and black, coming together to figure out a way to make this thing go away before it becomes a scandal, much like the Jameis Winston rape allegation at Florida St.

    • Replies: @ic1000
  42. @bigduke6

    Ha, you beat me to it. I have an unhealthy obsession with these three, but Matthews is definitely the weirdest of the bunch. I honestly don’t want to pick on him because I feel guilty about it.

    These people rule over us and determine our reality through their wonky takes? Why?

    • Replies: @Rod1963
    , @Anonymous
  43. Anonymous[127] • Disclaimer says:
    @Daniel H

    As I recall, Jews weren’t excluded from Harvard, but in the first half of the 20th Century their numbers were capped at 20% of the student body. So certain Jews were excluded from Harvard because they weren’t as smart as some other Jews.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  44. @Ed

    That is one of his better photos.

    I also was impressed by his kidney donation, but he of course did it because of his commitment to utilitarianism.

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  45. TGGP says: • Website
    @Jayd3423

    “Virtually all Jews are “friends” of Jewish ethno-nationalism”
    I think that’s an illusion caused by those being the ones who care the most about the issue (maybe the Satmar care a lot in the other direction, but they’re too insular to matter much to others). Every once in a while you’ll get a Philip Weiss who makes his opposition central to his work, but most people are going to be more focused on other things.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anon
  46. DuanDiRen says:
    @J1234

    +1! Haruspex!

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

    Soothsayer is one of my favorite words, and now I have a new synonym. Awesome!

  47. @Anonymous

    Kind of like Asians under Larry Summers?

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @Lot
  48. snorlax says:
    @snorlax

    Not to mention both participants in the Abram Linka-Stepan Dukla debates.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  49. snorlax says:
    @snorlax

    And the notorious Confederate, Robert Bílí.

  50. James Jesus Angleton. Half Mexican but as WASPy as they get.

    This was long before the Flight from White, obv.

  51. Anon[418] • Disclaimer says:

    “Did they find anybody culturally appropriate to write their comic books who is faster than a speeding bullet?”

    I don’t know about that. But your buddy Genius T. Coats was invited to write an X-men comic. He portrayed a bunched of sistas fighting racist robot cops in a stereotypical version of 70s Harlem set in the present. He even used “mayonnaise” as a subtle racial jab (didn’t see any Becky’s, though). There are a couple of YouTube channels that covered it.

    After he got run off Twitter by authentic black guys (TM), they put him on the very patriotic Captain America. I’ve heard his tone has shifted a bit.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/books/ta-nehisi-coates-captain-america.html

    • Replies: @Pericles
  52. Rosie says:

    Queen Anne is certainly doing her part to renationalize White elites. It’s clear her patience is wearing very, very thin.

    More recently, Jews crossed the Mediterranean Sea to own land inhabited by Palestinians. I suppose you think they should give that back. #CallChuckSchumer https://t.co/52dQvOqErl— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 9, 2018

  53. Lagertha says:

    The reality is, they have to destroy Kris now…the threat of someone like him advancing and winning is worse than Jesus! :) hahhahhhhaahaaaaa

  54. Hibernian says:
    @Stan d Mute

    The Whigs were successors to the Federalists and predecessors of the Republicans. The Democrats were the States Rights party from 1787 to the 1930s.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  55. Lagertha says:
    @ziel

    I am proud of Miller, and everyone in his sphere that keep fighting (it is sort of Elite Uni vs Elite Uni???!!!!). I know they must be exhausted, but I want Steve M. to know that people are grateful for his energy and integrity to not cave into Cultural Marxism and Technocracy…and, also grateful for his team of people. I know production…there are so many unnamed people who are working on a huge projected, good outcome.

  56. Bill B. says:

    in all the profiles written about Miller, I’ve yet to find one that mentions a professor who mentored him or even liked him.

    They really don’t like Miller do they?

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    , @Forbes
    , @Anon87
  57. @AndrewR

    I really have a lot of respect for your capacity to write about this stuff without coming off as frothing-at-the-mouth. This stuff really does make my blood boil.

    Agreed. Steve is the master at presenting these points on elite insanity–including Jewish elite resentments–in a factual, pleasant, good-natured middle American way.

    This stuff does get my Irish up.

    • Agree: Roderick Spode
  58. Berty says:
    @Ed

    I was going to laugh at this jackass but then I looked it up.

    Apparently he was born in 1990 and he gave his kidney up in 2016 at the age of 26. Now at the age of 28 he’s reaching that time in a person’s life where his body starts hinting that actions have consequences. Holy shit.

    He’s completely fucked himself over and probably cut his lifespan in half because of his actions. Judging from his looks I’ll give him maybe a decade before his body gives out and he requires constant hospitalization just to stay alive.

    • Disagree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @donut
    , @Anonym
  59. @Daniel H

    The Jewish angle in the discrimination against Asians at Harvard is one of the most underreported stories of the year.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @Marty T
  60. OT: But seems like there’s a one two of discovered boxes of ballots plus the governor demanding Kobach recuse himself.

    Hope Kobach says smyd.

    • Replies: @Corn
  61. Isn’t Dylan Matthews the guy who torpedoed Jason Richwine at the Heritage Foundation?

  62. Anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:

    White nationalism and elite education make a powerful combination zzzzzzz

    Vox exemplifies the algorithm-driven, Clickhole-esque info-simulator, so reliable in its recourse to the dullest, battered bromides of cardboard journalists (shrewdly diagnosed by Best Of The Web as a “YA liberal news site”) but it wouldn’t still exist unless they were good at raising funds. Why are they able to do this? Even other “social media savvy” venues still make a pretense of getting scoops, if for no reason than to stave off boredom maybe — Buzzfeed for all its horrific faults occasionally features a real investigative expose on something! But at Vox you have to be the ultimate millennial smoothie in terms of boredom acclimation. Lots of D.C. bozo opinion writers are parochial and only read each other’s blogs, but only Vox aspires to this bizarre David Broder/David Gergen ideal of “to report is human, to dumb it down is divine”

    • Replies: @Forbes
  63. @Berty

    Kidney donor Virginia Postrel and kidney donee Sally Satel are still going 12 years later with one kidney apiece, so hopefully he’ll be lucky with his remaining kidney.

    https://vpostrel.com/articles/here-s-looking-at-you-kidney

  64. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    (and of course no one loves to bash Harvard more than people who went there),

    Right. Of course.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  65. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR

    Is Dylan Matthews Jewish?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  66. Rod1963 says:
    @bigduke6

    These guys have no gonads or self-respect, typical geek. Their T levels have to be that of a female. just to be so dilapidated looking. Their parents must really look like train wrecks to produce such off-spring.

    What gets me is that normal guys have enough self-respect to hit the gym, eat right to bulk up and look like a man instead of remaining a noodle armed Soy Boy. Even push ups, chin ups would do wonders for their looks and confidence.

    One other thing. You can’t grow up being a total physical loser like they did, without it seriously messing with their minds and world view.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  67. In an earlier age, I imagine this Matthews guy would have been an extraordinarily pious, ascetic recluse, denying himself decent food, any earthly pleasure, going inexorably mad and flinging poo at his detractors from the shadows in his cave…

    Oh, wait. He’s already doing that. And he doesn’t even know it.

    Remember MadLibs, those word games where parts of speech — nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. — got substituted in prose and gave funny results? Whenever reading stuff like this Matthews piece I mentally substitute words such as “racism” with “sin,” “privilege” with “evil,” and so on, and it reminds me of how shallow and… well, stupid some of these pop culture authors are.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Pericles
  68. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ed

    They aren’t fetishizing them. They are attempting to elevate blacks’ status in society vis-a-vis whites in order to weaken Whites.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  69. a scandal that became a national affair only because of Duke’s elite status

    And that it was the lacrosse, not the basketball team.

  70. Rod1963 says:
    @Clifford Brown

    Because we let them. Whites have lost the ability to get pissed and kick a**. There is nothing stopping a mob of people to go up to these clowns homes and yank them out, then tar and feather them. I guarantee if it happened to various political hacks and MSM types. A lot of bad s**t would stop.

    Think about it, striking workers at the turn of the last century shot it out with Pinkerton men, National Guardsmen. They had full out battles and people died to getting better conditions and wages.

    Now days, a bunch of dried out Anti-Fa routinely rough up a bunch of MAGA(and before that Tea Partiers early 2K) types who can’t even fight back so they end up curb stomped. They just bleat like sheep. Whites even those of 40 years ago wouldn’t tolerate that. Now we’re just self-propelled punching bags.

  71. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @TGGP

    so there’s basically restricted golf clubs,

    Big f’ing deal. There’s also restricted synagogues. The nerve of a group of people who have practiced racial segregation for two thousand years to denounce other people (whom the Jews have out-grouped) having their own clubs.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  72. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clifford Brown

    Great observation and question.

  73. @Forbes

    …until the late ’90s when the Senior Tour required a $1 million prize pool for each event. There ain’t that kind of sponsor money in Syracuse–any longer.

    Carrier put all its eggs into one basket– naming rights for the Carrier Dome.

    “Despite carrying the name Carrier (an HVAC manufacturer), there is no air conditioning in the Dome.”

    • Replies: @Forbes
  74. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @bigduke6

    Definitely got bullied. Definitely deserved it. Still does.

  75. Anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:
    @TGGP

    From personal experience I would estimate the absolute upper end on West Coast-based Jews who intensely follow Israel news is 1 out of 8, of these mostly owing to having a relative over there. This group would actually be somewhat up-to-date on M.E. flashpoints with relatively informed opinions about the political horse races in Jerusalem. The other 87% might have nascent Zionism sympathy, backed by scant recent knowledge (post-Munich Olympics). They know zip about the ’82 Lebanon war. They sort of remember Camp David II. They remember Yitzhak Perlman getting assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in the Ambassador Hotel ballroom, by getting pushed off the dais in his wheelchair — something something, you know, etc.

    Steve bitterly compares it USC football supporters which is a preposterous analogy — a Trojan superfan knows they went 11-3 and can tell Clay Helton from Clay Matthews. Few U.S. Jews (or gentiles) are more than noncommittal Israel backers because it’s foreign and boring to them. What they actually do exhibit as a group, is unthinking reflexive 1960s Civilrights liberalism. You don’t have to remember any names and dates for that; it’s just a fad style you can pick up from the culture by osmosis.

    • Agree: IHTG
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Forbes
  76. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    One thing it establishes conclusively is that despite the endless anti-white racism in this country from Africans, Asians, and Latinos, some of the very worst is coming from nominal whites such as this guy.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  77. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    It appears that one of his parents was a fish.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  78. anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    Had no idea Kobach went to Harvard and Yale Law. That’s two strikes against him.

  79. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @TGGP

    The so-called “Jewish Quota” at Harvard, according to Jerome Karabel, drastically cut the Jewish contingent of Harvard’s student body from 10 times its proportion of the general population in the 1920s all the way down to 4 times in the 1930s. This, of course, laid the groundwork for the Holocaust (according to Jack D anyway) and the over-representation thereafter quickly resumed the 10x factor it still enjoys today. So who’s going to move aside to make more room for Asians? Just kidding.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  80. Mr. Anon says:

    Stephen Miller’s one-man conspiracy to get the Durham DA, 88 Duke professors, and the national media to all trumpet a black stripper’s hoax about evil white Haven Monahan lacrosse players is one of the most diabolical plots ever hatched.

    The Protocols of the Youngsters of Santa Monica

    • LOL: fish, Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  81. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @TGGP

    but most people are going to be more focused on other things.

    Because all US policies and media coverage is Zionist, their silence (such as it is) is consistent with strong support of the Zionist regime.

  82. @Anonym

    Sun Tzu say: “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious”.

    But what does Sun Tzuck say?

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @El Dato
  83. Mr. Anon says:

    VOX is busy trying humanize MS 13, and claim it as an “american problem”, by which they mean to insinuate that it is a problem with an american origin.

    It was founded in America, but it was founded by Salvadorans. No Salvadorans, no MS 13. Sounds like a problem with an origin in El Salvador to me.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  84. @Hibernian

    The Whigs were successors to the Federalists and predecessors of the Republicans. The Democrats were the States Rights party from 1787 to the 1930s.

    Ok, you know more than Encyclopedia Britannica I guess, can I access Encyclopedia Hibernian online directly or just via iSteve comments?

    Jackson had shattered the National Republican Party with his victories in 1828 and 1832. His war against the Second Bank of the United States and his opposition to nullification in South Carolina, however, allowed Henry Clay to bring fiscal conservatives and southern states’ rights proponents together in a coalition

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Whig-Party

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  85. @Anon

    “Harvard stereotypes Jews so much that when they finally hired one in 1722, they made him teach Hebrew.”

    The left still does that kind of thing. The comic book industry around 2012 – when they went politically correct – started hiring people to write characters based on matching surface-level traits: “you’re gay, so write this gay character; you’re black, so write all the black stuff.”

    Anon 358, that is an inapt comparison. In New England in Year of our Lord 1758, if there was a job opening for someone fluent in Hebrew, a son of Abraham’s tribe was probably the only practical choice. It was not a matter of sticking to a stereotype or to “surface level” traits.

    Harvard probably wanted the Jewish faculty hire to produce a Harvard-branded English language translation of the Old Testament, perhaps with some glosses added to appeal to genteel Congregationalists. That’s my guesstimate anyway.

  86. donut says:
    @Berty

    You can live quite well with 75% of one kidney functioning . Try google if you don’t believe me . It’s really not that hard . Of course it’s not as easy as just making shit up .

  87. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:

    Re: Article’s stupid factoid insertion “Spencer was fan of Huntington”…

    It was obvious years ago that Richard Spencer was a fed. A fed gov agent. This guy was recruited by fedgov to sabotage the far right in America.

    Spencer’s about as real as Hal frigging Turner. Don’t ever let usage of the tool known as Richard Spencer get by without calling them on their bullshit.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    , @Mr. Anon
    , @Forbes
  88. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Who was it that said: “In their migratory and mating habits, there’s scarcely any difference at all between a White liberal and a Klansman.”

    I have just two SJW friends. They’re a couple.

    She likes to call Mississippi “Racistsippi”. Yet I recently learned that she loves the movie Shag: The Movie, which is basically a celebration of life in segregated South Carolina.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Pericles
  89. He, like Kobach, leveraged elite credentials to implement racist policies.

    Anti-racist policies.

    The policies are racist only if “racist” = “white”|.

  90. El Dato says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    But a white liberal does let others do the riding and lynching for him.

  91. Anonym says:
    @Berty

    Apparently he was born in 1990 and he gave his kidney up in 2016 at the age of 26. Now at the age of 28 he’s reaching that time in a person’s life where his body starts hinting that actions have consequences. Holy shit.

    They don’t call it pathological altruism for nothing.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  92. I taught in the Harvard Government Department for five years while working on my PhD there in the 1990s. I have to say that to get a summa cum laude is extraordinarily impressive. At that time there would have been about 200 concentrators (majors) in Govt in a class. The Department tended to award between zero and two summas.

    I tend to agree with Kobach’s policy views, but I had no idea he was this impressive.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  93. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “I am watching you.”

  94. When I was still a cover-to-cover National Review reader, I asked James Kurth why he didn’t write for NR, and he laughed at me.

    Kurth was a Huntington protege and might have been redpilling students long before redpilling was a thing if he had gotten tenure at a different school.

    One of the things he said in class to amuse himself was that, if California had a massive earthquake, “all the nuts and fruits would fall into the ocean.”

    It’s actually hard to believe he wasn’t fired at some point.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  95. “But Kobach’s experience at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale enabled his career. …”

    As opposed to Bill Clinton’s experience at Georgetown, Oxford, and Yale that enabled his career.

  96. @Cloud of Probable Matricide

    The Jewish angle in the discrimination against Asians at Harvard is one of the most underreported stories of the year.

    Unreported.

    I’ve never seen any mention of the matter except for Ron Unz’s detailed initial identification of the issue in The American Conservative (and here) in 2012.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

  97. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    She likes to call Mississippi “Racistsippi”. Yet I recently learned that she loves the movie Shag: The Movie, which is basically a celebration of life in segregated South Carolina.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that many of our elites, including in Hollywood, actually have a secret crush on the lifestyle of the old Southern aristocrats.

    (The video quality isn’t very good, but the audio is great.)

  98. El Dato says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Why does Sun Tzu always use the implications the wrong way round? Was he WOKE before the times?

    Here we have the statement

    Awareness ⇒ Victory

    Whereas a correct saying would be:

    “He who does not know when he can fight and when he cannot will not be victorious”

    i.e.

    ¬Awareness ⇒ ¬Victory

    equivalent to

    Victory ⇒ Awareness

    • Replies: @Anonym
    , @Anonym
  99. @Ed

    Dylan Matthews is autistic.

    From Wikipedia:

    In 2016, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network recognized Matthews as the most outstanding autistic journalist of the year by presenting him with the Harriet McBryde Johnson Award for Non-Fiction Writing.

    • Replies: @CJ
  100. @Mr. Anon

    The Protocols of the Youngster of Santa Monica

    • Replies: @Hank Yobo
  101. @Anonymous

    Wait until AndrewR reads this.

    Geiger counters going off across the nation.

  102. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Of course, they don’t really need to pay attention. It’s already in good hands.

    May I ask whether you yourself are Jewish?

  103. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harvard guy

    When speaking, he doesn’t come off as exceptionally bright or articulate.

  104. IHTG says:

    Naive people believe don’t believe me when I point out how much of the resentful worldview of so many of our media elites in 2018 is inspired in substantial part by the outrage they continue to nurse over family stories of how great-grandpa couldn’t get into, say, the Los Angeles Country Club in 1922 so he had to co-found the Hillcrest Country Club. But, if you pay careful attention, you can see how they can’t help letting this hilarious obsession slip out over and over.

    Do you think they really care about this? Seems to me more like they’re just repeating a fashionable meme.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @snorlax
    , @Forbes
  105. Dan Hayes says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Chrisnonymous:

    The reason Kurth wasn’t fired was the same reason Prof Emeritus Robert Weissberg gave me why he ever got tenure: it was a long time ago. Although chronologically only a few decades, politically it was an eternity.

  106. @IHTG

    Why is it fashionable? It’s kind of an insane thing to keep bringing up if you don’t actually care about it.

    Does Matthew Weiner of “Mad Men” think to himself, “Actually, I don’t care at all that there were only 3 all-Jewish country clubs for my parents to belong to — Hillcrest, Brentwood, and El Caballero — but I just emphasize in interviews how my parents weren’t invited to join Wilshire CC as a sneaky way to appeal to People of Color. There’s nothing that People of Color care more about than old stories about one set of rich white people not getting into another set of rich white people’s golf clubs!”

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @Anonymous
  107. Pericles says:
    @Kibernetika

    In an earlier age, I imagine this Matthews guy would have been an extraordinarily pious, ascetic recluse

    Yes, but in this age he’s not serving God but the Jew.

  108. AndrewR says:
    @Anonymous

    Anyone who works at Vox might as well be

  109. LondonBob says:
    @Bragadocious

    Kobach should have been AG.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  110. Pericles says:
    @ben tillman

    I have just two SJW friends. They’re a couple.

    You should ask her if she thinks her … partner? … is racist. If not, why not?

    Actually, this particular mini-era might be a great opportunity for a bit of virtuous trolling. Just go on an all out attack on the smug New England racists in their expensive gated communities and expensive private colleges who spare no cost to stay away from blacks. Latinxos hate them because they sit in the shade and complain while Pedro labors in the sun. Blacks hate them, even their potted Ivy League blacks hate them. And rightfully! Then these racist dirtbags move to Race Francisco to experience 100% whiteness. Whitey on their own racist Silicon Valley moon.

    I think it’s possible to go on like this for a while, just think back on iSteve and let go. Remember, if they complain, their white fragility is showing.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  111. Pericles says:
    @Anon


    Hail Hydra! Though the weak-chinned Coates didn’t write the story on the right, did he? No, Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz are the names on the cover. The failing New York Times once again gets it wrong.

    Furthermore, Marvel should be severely rebuked for their unrestrained hatred of the differently abled Red Skull. Just because you look different doesn’t mean you’re evil and you shouldn’t be depicted as evil by vile toxic propagandists operating from a position of privilege and abled supremacy. Deeply problematic.

  112. Pericles says:

    I’m surprised nobody has found a box with a thousand votes against Kobach yet, by the way.

  113. @LondonBob

    TBF I don’t think Trump expected the level of subservience from Sessions that we’ve seen. I certainly didn’t. Sessions might not survive after the midterms – the Russia recusion and Session’s inability to purge the DOJ doesn’t speak well of him.

    Kobach getting time as his “own man” is probably the best thing for him, quite honestly, from a long term political perspective. Even Bobby Kennedy had to go win a Senate seat before running for president.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  114. IHTG says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Maybe because it’s in academic literature written decades ago by people who did care, that modern liberals have been force fed and are now mindlessly regurgitating? I’m not saying that everybody feels about it that way, but it seems largely like boilerplate at this point.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Flip
  115. jim jones says:

    I see that the Nazis are back but this time they have to deal with strong, independent women:

  116. notanon says:
    @bigduke6

    US media is like those high school movies where the sensitive, smart kid is bullied by but ultimately triumphs over and destroys the big (usually blond) jocks.

    difference in average age of puberty between ethnic groups -> destruction of western civilization

  117. @Steve Sailer

    Think how much more virtuous he could be if he gave away another kidney.

    • Agree: L Woods
    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Forbes
  118. notanon says:

    interesting about the kidney thing – kudos for that at least

    it always struck me (given heredity) that if you had a population A with relatively very high in-group-ness and a population B with relatively very low in-group-ness which resulted in a lot of mixed AB children then what would be the result – some kind of averaging or all kinds of weird combinations of extremes?

  119. Hank Yobo says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “The Protocols of the Youngster of Santa Monica” aka The Protocols of Scion

  120. “…the white underclass.”

    Are we even allowed to talk about a “black” or “Latino” underclass? Or are they only to be referred to as “the community” nowadays?

  121. @bigduke6

    Thanks, Big Duke, for putting up this pic, although what is “it”? — clearly not a woman, doesn’t seem to be a man. Fortunately for him, the left has opened up many possibilities.

  122. Anonymous[216] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    Id understood Richard Spencer was his, “Huntington figure” or did that not really sell well.

  123. @bigduke6

    The soy is strong with this one…

  124. snorlax says:
    @Jack Hanson

    I think you mean “insubordination.” Subservience is the opposite.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  125. AndrewR says:
    @Anonymous

    That’s an elegant explanation of the anti-white Jews, but white goyim who buy into anti-white ideology outnumber anti-white Jews by probably more than an order of magnitude.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  126. Bitfu says:

    Has anyone ever seen Dylan Matthews in the same room as Godfrey Elfwick? Hmmm….

  127. snorlax says:
    @IHTG

    Yes, they really care, owing to their typically massive chip on the shoulder/persecution complex.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  128. Corn says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Why is it whenever “forgotten “ bags or boxes of ballots are found after a close race it always seems to benefit the establishment candidate?

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  129. Anonym says:
    @El Dato

    Freakin’ lol, man!

    Great minds…

    Anyway, you know what Sun Tzu says irrespective of the semantics. If your enemy doesn’t realize that you sell him $130B of goods and he sells you $506B of goods, and then chooses to escalate a trade war, he cannot be victorious. Dude (not you), read TAOTD. Did Trump back down with the Ice Rink deal? Did he not come back from bankruptcy? As Steve says, Trump ain’t exactly a recluse.

  130. @bigduke6

    The funny thing is Dylan Matthews looks like that in all his photos (google him if you don’t believe me).

    This is the same creep who got Jason Richwine fired from Heritage after unearthing his Harvard dissertation that the low average IQ of “Hispanics” (I’m sure he meant Latin Americans with Indian and/or African admixture and not Spaniards) was multi-generational and thus far no one has found a way of altering this phenomenon.
    Another example of the totalitarian impulses of this freak of nature is shown in this quote from the aforementioned article:
    “Harvard not only didn’t stop [Kobach] but helped give him the social prestige and power to carry out his mission. Indeed, if anything Harvard seems to have helped Kobach find and develop his brand of racism. Kobach’s main mentor at Harvard was Samuel Huntington. ”

    Yes, Harvard (like Heritage) should have a blacklist against all “racists”

    • Replies: @Forbes
  131. @AndrewR

    Steve Sailer’s Whim Is Some Ding-A-Ling Of a Whim.

    Calm Thoughts Are Provided By Welsh Bagpipes And Scenes Of An Arched Stone Bridge Over A Welsh Stream Leading To A Stone Welsh Church.

    St. Brynach’s Church, Nevern

    Sailer’s Lighhearted Whim Is Another Person’s Irritation Grim

    Lloyd’s Whim:

  132. Flip says:
    @IHTG

    I’d go with Christie. He seems tough enough. Giuliani is unfortunately too old at this point.

  133. An Alternative Headline could be: “One Man Gets Through Thorough Course of Propaganda and Brainwashing Unaffected.”

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @fish
  134. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous

    It was obvious years ago that Richard Spencer was a fed. A fed gov agent. This guy was recruited by fedgov to sabotage the far right in America.

    If it’s obvious then provide some information as to why. Or perhaps it is obvious that YOU are a federal government stooge. I don’t think Spencer is a government informant.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  135. ic1000 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    In Vox, Dylan Matthews belittled Steven Miller for his role in exposing those at Duke who sung along to D.A. Nifong’s rape hoax: “… the Duke lacrosse scandal [was] a scandal that became a national affair only because of Duke’s elite status…”

    Matthews is right, per Sailer’s Comment #39: “If Crystal Mangum had accused the UNC basketball team of gang rape… the entire state’s establishment, white and black, [would have come] together to figure out a way to make this thing go away before it becomes a scandal…”

    The dynamic is at work in another of this week’s iSteve headlines. Last night’s DNC Evening News (CBS-TV branch) reported on the police chief’s son and showed the punch-kick-spit performance, even going so far as to flash a mug shot that was male, but not pale or stale. Judging from the voice-overs, the cause of the attack was a mystery wrapped inside an enigma, a puzzling case of a boy from a good family going rogue.

    Fortunately for Mr. Matthews, this scandal is unlikely to become much of a national affair, given Tyrone’s lack of the necessary status and privilege. Well, as Steve reminds us, the US is a big country, and we can bide our time until the right kind of criminal appears, so the right lessons can be taught and learned.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  136. I just spoke to somebody who has worked with Kris Kobach an an important matter of electoral politics. Both men seem to have high levels of integrity and a high level of scorn for partisan hacks of both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party.

    It is the horrible hacks in the Republican Party and the Democrat Party who are attacking Kris Kobach. The horrible hacks, and the donors who fund their spots in the media and elective office, still have a stranglehold on the corporate media and the Republican Party and the Democrat Party.

    Remember, Kris Kobach is on the front lines of the fight for a patriotic immigration policy that puts the interests of the American people and America First. The horrible hacks went as far as to harass Kris Kobach’s family at Kobach’s house. If I remember correctly, this hack attack on Kobach was made even more vile by the fact that Kobach was not at home to defend his wife and family at the time.

    Tweet From 2014 That Prefigured Trump:

    Tweet From 2014 Suggesting Romney Is A Coward Chump:

    Democrats And The GOP Cheap Labor Faction Have Been After Kobach For A While Now(2014):

  137. AndrewR says:
    @Anon

    I don’t see the problem with that at all as long as they’re

    a) insisting that people of “dominant groups” write characters from “dominant groups”

    b) keeping characters from “dominant” groups in proportion to their numbers in the population

    I mean when leftists lecture us about how men don’t know what it’s like to be a woman and whites don’t know what it’s like to be black, etc, they’re right. The problem of course is that they stop there. Blacks, of course, do not know what being white is like, and women do not know what it’s like to be a man. But (((leftists))) insist that people from “oppressed groups” have total and accurate insight into the experiences of “privileged” people while the converse is not true. That explains why Hillary was not widely called out for tweeting in 2016 that “white people need to do a better job of listening to people of color” without also calling on colored people to listen more to white people (something our country desperately needs*).

    *If all of us white people who have been harassed by the police for trivial stuff had our voices valued, this whole “Beckies need to stop calling the cops on black people” meme might die.

  138. What have guys named Samuel Huntington ever done for the United States of America? I mean, besides signing the Declaration of Independence or being a 19th Century governor of Ohio?

    Sam Huntington Said The United States Is A British Protestant Settler Nation

    Pat Buchanan Says The United States Is A European Christian Nation

    Both Buchanan And Huntington Are Right

    Michiko Kakutani Attacked Huntington For Answering This Question: WHO ARE WE?

    Michiko Kakutani And Sarah Jeong Are Anti-White Asian Shrews Of The Worst Sort

    Tweet From 2014:

  139. GU says:

    “Golfocaust”

    I wonder how many of today’s soyboi Jews even play golf? Ezra Klein, for example, doesn’t look strong enough to even lift a golf bag into the trunk of a car.

    Anyway, today there all Jewish country clubs, but there are no longer all WASP clubs. But we’re not supposed to notice things like that anymore.

  140. Anonymous[572] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pericles

    I live in New England and, can’t speak for CT, but the rest of New England does not have gated communities. If there are some, they are very, very few. Additionally, you need to refer to private K-12 schools not private colleges as the way hypocritical white liberals avoid minorities. This is very common for liberal academics in MA who live in Cambridge or Brookline. California is much more representative for what you’re describing or you could just refer to the generic Northeast. Progressive blue states/cities would work, too.

  141. Arclight says:
    @bigduke6

    Just like many feminists appear (as Sailer has noted) to be women whose primary motivation is to upend our culture to make themselves more attractive, it seems like Matthews and a fair number of prominent male leftist writers are low-T guys whose above-average IQ is the only thing they have going for them. The herd mentality they have is also – in my opinion – a derivative of feeling personally powerless.

  142. @Barnard

    NC State once allowed 41 runs in a game. On the bright side, they did cross the plate nine times themselves.

  143. “For example, in my county alone, there are two separate municipalities with “Huntington” in their name.”

    Steve, if you’re thinking of Huntington Beach and Huntington Park, the former is in Orange County, the latter in LA County.

  144. CJ says:
    @PiltdownMan

    …the Autistic Self Advocacy Network…

    If there was a 21st century version of Monty Python that would be one of its sketches.

  145. Eternal vigilance is the price of our precious freedom from speech.

    Steve, you should trademark that phrase. It pithily describes the current desire for liberals to be free from hearing conservatives speak.

  146. fish says:
    @bigduke6

    Looks like a “Simpsons” character!

    Oh and not at all OT…..We now have some granularity on the “Hierarchy of Victims” Korean trumps Hispanic!

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/breaking-dem-staffer-resigns-after-pj-media-reports-old-tweets/

  147. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Maybe they don’t really care but it’s the only example of White evil and wrongdoing they can find. That, and capping Jewish enrollment at (traditionally Christian) Harvard at 10%,or 10X the Jewish share of the general population.

    You use what weapons are available to you.

  148. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @snorlax

    It’s just a weaopn to club Whites with. What they care about is clubbing Whites.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  149. donut says:
    @bigduke6

    He looks like a school shooter at his arraignment .

  150. Forbes says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    By the late ’90s, Carrier’s local presence was a shell of its former self. It’s nearly non-existent now. Thousands of acres of manufacturing facilities were leveled and are now a grass-covered town park. The original naming rights (thanks for the link–I’d forgotten how small it was) occurred in the late ’70s when Carrier had a substantial presence (employment) in the area.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Reg Cæsar
  151. fish says:
    @Alec Leamas

    “One Man Gets Through Thorough Course of Propaganda and Brainwashing Unaffected.”

    An “Onion” headline soon!

  152. @Anonymous

    ‘One thing it establishes conclusively is that despite the endless anti-white racism in this country from Africans, Asians, and Latinos…’

    Blacks certainly pump out plenty of hate. As to Latinos, and even more Asians, what anti-white racism there is usually comes from figures who are largely proteges of the white media in the first place. That absurd Korean woman the NYT hired is a good example. Her opinions are no more representative of that of most Koreans than mine would be.

    This isn’t to say that Latinos, et al aren’t racist towards whites. They are — but in the same mild way many of us are racist towards them. ‘Honey, are you really sure it’s a good idea to start dating ____?’

    This is nothing new. It’s part of the human condition — but entirely distinct from the sort of nonsense the media promotes and the often unbelievable savagery of many elements in our black population.

  153. Hunsdon says:
    @Bill B.

    Many people are unaware of this, but Stephen Miller’s birth name was Emmanuel Goldstein.

  154. Corvinus says:
    @AndrewR

    ” but I really have a lot of respect for your capacity to write about this stuff without coming off as frothing-at-the-mouth.”

    Then you must have glossed over this nugget when our host said, “Vox is offended that the late Samuel Huntington, an American elite with roots deep in America’s founding stock who was proud of his people’s accomplishments in building America, merely existed.”

    I suppose he crafted that sentence in response to counter Matthews’ boiler plate special of “But economically unprivileged whites typically don’t cause damage on the scale of Miller or Kobach — or even Spencer or Taylor. That escalation requires elite credentials and connections.” I

    t’s called one-upsmanship between race hustlers for hackneyed language.

    And you probably glanced over this tidbit when our host said, “Naive people don’t believe me when I point out how much of the resentful worldview of so many of our media elites in 2018 is inspired in substantial part by the outrage they continue to nurse over family stories of how great-grandpa couldn’t get into, say, the Los Angeles Country Club in 1922 so he had to co-found the Hillcrest Country Club.”

    The uncomfortable reality is that the people are not naive, and they are not buying into his overblown generalization, as they are fully cognizant of their own NOTICING.

  155. Forbes says:
    @Steve Sailer

    A speeding bullet implies a gun, and SJW/PC comics can’t have guns. Now, if you’d said “leaps tall buildings in a single bound,” that’s a whole ‘nother matter…

  156. Forbes says:
    @Paco Wové

    !!1!!

    As I’ve always understood virtue–it’s what you do when no one is watching.

  157. Forbes says:
    @ic1000

    It’s a bit of historical revisionism on Dylan Matthews part regarding Steven Miller’s role in the scandal at Duke. I followed the incident by daily reading Brooklyn College professor KC Johnson’s blog “Durham in Wonderland.” Johnson, and journalist Stuart Taylor, both liberals, wrote the book, literally, on the scandal: “Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Case.” In a 400+ page book, with a 14-page Index (1,000+ subjects, each with one to dozens of entries), Miller gets 5 mentions.

    The NYT? 46 mentions.

    The miscarriage of justice became a national scandal because people like Johnson and Taylor (among others, including Miller) pushed back against The Narrative–the tide of elite opinion makers.

    I’m not saying Miller didn’t play a role in exposing the actual scandal of injustice carried out against the lacrosse team–merely Matthews then-memory as a 16-year old is (more than) slightly warped.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @ic1000
  158. Forbes says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Does the Asian cap go back to Larry Summers day? His tenure was 5 years, from ’01-’06. Or does it even precede him (I’ve not followed the civil suit).

  159. @Forbes

    Forbes, Westwood is now also shuttered and the site is now consider a contaminated “brownfield.’

  160. Forbes says:
    @Bill B.

    Being a brown nose really is a Millennial’s version of “Dress for Success.”

    I doubt I even had grad school professors who remembered my name after a year or two–much less mentored or knew me well enough to like me. (Technically not true–there was one. He was a friend of
    my uncle, so he made the name connection.)

  161. Lot says:
    @Forbes

    The Chinese flooded the market with window ACs for $89 to 99 about 10 years ago. Now the cheapest ones I see are about $170 for the same compact 5000 to 7000 BTU models. Inflation was only about 25% this period, but prices nearly doubled.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  162. bucky says:

    Reading Vox, you have to really pay attention to who is writing the article.

    Dylan Matthews is one of the worst writers on there. Ever see a photo of the guy or a video of him speaking? He is this deeply autistic guy with no chest. A few years back he wrote an article about why the American Revolution was a mistake, which is debatable actually but his angle of course was purely racial.

    The other shit writer to complement him is German Lopez.

    If you actually listen to Klein and Yglesia, the big two on top, they actually are significantly more moderate. But they also allow this to happen.

  163. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    Parent Vox Media owns 8 web sites, including vox.com. They also own The Verge where Sarah Jeong was hired from. NBCUniversal invested $200 million for a 20% stake. Previous fund raising rounds exceeded $100 million. Advertising platforms need click-bait content, promoters need vanity projects to justify their pay package, private equity money needs “buzz” to report to their investors. It’s a daisy-chain merry-go-round.

  164. @snorlax

    I was thinking more to the deep state, not President Trump, when I used that word.

  165. Forbes says:
    @Lot

    Carrier’s meat n’ potatoes is the commercial market for HVAC, not window units. Acquired by United Technologies (Otis Elevator), it was to add to UTC’s building components offerings in new and renovation commercial/industrial construction. Their residential offerings are centered on heat pumps and central air. I don’t think they even offer window units.

    Though my 30-year old window unit keeps going strong. (And I don’t pay through the nose for it on the utility bill.)

  166. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer

    There isn’t an asian cap. Asian undergraduate enrollment rose when you consider all the “decline to state” people plus foreign Asians.

    Also don’t forget that Asians were far more numerous at Harvard than IQ median of 106 would predict. The children of the elite Chinese fleeing Mao and left wing nationalists in SE Asia who were admitted to Harvard at a higher rate in the 80s and 90s are a higher IQ bunch than the current cohort of Chinese Americans who are the children of economic migrants.

    Amy Chua’s giant-brained father was a lot more representative of the first cohort of postwar Chinese migration than the past 20 years, which was mostly a mix of chain migration and illegals who went to work in sweatshop type employment.

  167. @Anonymous

    The so-called “Jewish Quota” at Harvard, according to Jerome Karabel, drastically cut the Jewish contingent of Harvard’s student body from 10 times its proportion of the general population in the 1920s all the way down to 4 times in the 1930s.

    There was a time in the 1930′s I believe when Jews were over 3.5% of the population.

    My yearbook collection contains a couple Harvard annuals from 1927 and 1931, if I recall correctly. The class of ’31 was still about 1/6 Jewish. There were three or four blacks.

  168. Anon[516] • Disclaimer says:

    Spike Lee opposes race-mixing and got in hot water for saying Jews control media and Hollywood. He associated with black nationalists like Al Sharpton and Farrakhan. He has far more in common with Duke than he’d like to admit.
    He’s extremely race-conscious and his hero is more Malcolm X than MLK. He opposes gentrification by urban yuppie progs. He must know that stop-and-frisk and mass-incarceration of blacks to bring down crime were spearheaded by Clinton and Bloomberg.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Anonymous
  169. Olorin says:
    @bigduke6

    Yeah, Garrison Keillor Facial Syndrome mixed with terminal stage SJO Fishmouth and pectus excavatum.

    Still, it appears he’s getting sidelong glances from an admirer.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  170. @Mr. Anon

    If it’s obvious then provide some information as to why. Or perhaps it is obvious that YOU are a federal government stooge. I don’t think Spencer is a government informant.

    Frauke Petry — while she was with Alternative for Deutschland(AfD) — is alleged to have discussed the bounds of permissible political rhetoric and actions with German Deep State figure.

    Richard Spencer has more claim to political power in the United States than does John Brennan, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, or any other bastard who can’t claim colonial American ancestry.

  171. Anonymous[279] • Disclaimer says:

    Has any Jew given a better take on American anti-Semitism in the 20th century than Noam Chomsky?

    This is from 1992:

    CHOMSKY: Anti-Semitism has changed, during my lifetime at least. Where I grew up we were virtually the only Jewish family, I think there was one other. Of course being the only Jewish family in a largely Irish-Catholic and German-Catholic community–

    QUESTION: In Philadelphia?

    CHOMSKY: In Philadelphia. And the anti-Semitism was very real. There were certain paths I could take to walk to the store without getting beaten up. It was the late 1930s and the area was openly pro-Nazi. I remember beer parties when Paris fell and things like that. It’s not like living under Hitler, but it’s a very unpleasant thing. There was a really rabid anti-Semitism in that neighborhood where I grew up as a kid and it continued. By the time I got to Harvard in the early 1950s there was still very detectable anti-Semitism. It wasn’t that they beat you up on the way to school or something, but other ways, kind of WASP-ish anti-Semitism. There were very few Jewish professors on the faculty at that time. There was beginning to be a scattering of them, but still very few. This was the tail end of a long time of WASP-ish anti-Semitism at the elite institutions. Over the last thirty years that’s changed very radically. Anti-Semitism undoubtedly exists, but it’s now on a par, in my view, with other kinds of prejudice of all sorts. I don’t think it’s more than anti-Italianism or anti-Irishism, and that’s been a very significant change in the last generation, one that I’ve experienced myself in my own life, and it’s very visible throughout the society.

    So since Vox writers have been alive it essentially doesn’t exist in America where Chomsky has noted elsewhere Jews are “highly privileged.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  172. Anonymous[279] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The Harvard stuff they all cry about is described with wry humor by Chomsky (he was part of the super elite Junior Fellows program where they were required to attend dinner parties, etc.)

    “For instance, I remember there was a lot of anglophilia at Harvard at the
    time -you were supposed to wear British clothes, and pretend you spoke
    with a British accent, that sort of stuff. In fact, there were actually guys
    there who I thought were British, who had never been outside of the United States.

    If any of you have studied literature or history or something, you
    might recognize some of this, those are the places you usually find it. Well,
    somehow I managed to survive that, I don’t know how exactly-but most
    didn’t. And what I discovered is that a large part of education at the really
    elite institutions is simply refinement, teaching the social graces: what kind of clothes you should wear, how to drink port the right way, how to have polite conversation without talking about serious topics, but of course indicating that you could talk about serious topics if you were so vulgar as to actually do it, all kinds of things which an intellectual is supposed to know how to do. And that was really the main point of the program, I think.”

    But again, as he points out, this was already on the way out–in 1950. Steve Hsu, eg, was a Junior Fellow. Obviously by his time nobody expected you to pretend we were having a British aristocrat salon.

    • Replies: @Anon
  173. @Ed

    He later admitted having racist thoughts and went to speak to Coates in ‘08 for absolution.

    Did he get one of these?

  174. @Lot

    The big thing now is the room-sized split-system types by Mitsubishi. I’d seen them first in China. The big difference is that only the evaporator is inside the room, so they are extremely quiet. You’ve got to make holes to the outside for each room though, to connect the refrigerant to the outside condenser(s)/compresser(s).

    Inflation was only about 25% this period, but prices nearly doubled.

    Ha, that sounds funny the way you wrote it, but is truer than the way you meant it. It IS the same with about everything, as I just got done writing about. You mean, the Feral Gov’t SAID inflation was about 25% during this period.

  175. Anon87 says:
    @Bill B.

    Politicians on the right they don’t like they typically just call stupid (Reagan, Bush, Quail, etc). When they really fear one, or feel intellectually inferior to one, they go all in on the racist accusations in hope of isolating them (Kobach, Miller, Buchanan, etc).

  176. ic1000 says:
    @Forbes

    True enough that Miller was not one of the pivotal figures of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Hoax/Frame. KC Johnson was one such, on the side of Due Process, The Importance of Logic & Factual Evidence, and the like. The NYT was in the batting order for the Narrative, “Let’s Come Together To Ruin The White Rapists’ Lives.” Joined, as you know, by Duke’s faculty (“Group of 88″) and Administration.

    Still: Steven Miller was one of the very, very few in the Duke “community” who publicly took a stand on the side of the framed players. That’s to his great credit.

    • Agree: Forbes
  177. Forbes says:
    @Rod1963

    And the reality is, their lack of any apparent engagement in the physical world, whether by labor, exercise, sport, competition, or hobby means they are simply devoid of a significant part of society and the culture at-large–blind to it. Literally crippled for that aspect of life by a form of tunnel vision. Their lack of self-awareness in this regard is glaring…

  178. @Anon

    I’ve long referred to Spike as “slightly to the right of Shaka Zulu.”

  179. Anonym says:
    @El Dato

    I like this classic formulation by Kenny Rogers.

  180. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    They remember Yitzhak Perlman getting assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in the Ambassador Hotel ballroom, by getting pushed off the dais in his wheelchair — something something, you know, etc.

    LOL!

    “Yada, yada, yada” would’ve been the perfect coda to that sentence.

  181. Svigor says:

    Racism is a problem of Jewish elites.

  182. Forbes says:
    @Mr. Anon

    MS-13 is here, so it is an American problem. That it arose to defend Salvadorans from Bloods and Crips and other inner city “challenges,” and also take on other “new business opportunities” just as the Mafia/La Cosa Nostra did in their neighborhoods still points to immigration.

  183. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    Re: Article’s stupid factoid insertion “Spencer was fan of Huntington”…

    Poo flinging at a deceased author based on an assertion, as if an author is responsible for a singular reader’s various opinions. Quite a concept: Guilt by reader–a thought crime from the grave.

  184. Forbes says:
    @IHTG

    snorlax said it. Massive chip on shoulder/persecution complex. Nearly every Jew I know in NYC can’t help but mention some old slight in passing, as normal as if taking a sip of water.

  185. @Forbes

    By the late ’90s, Carrier’s local presence was a shell of its former self. It’s nearly non-existent now. Thousands of acres of manufacturing facilities were leveled and are now a grass-covered town park.

    Now that’s some serious air-conditioning!

  186. Forbes says:
    @Lucas McCrudy

    Heritage is the creep in the Richwine situation. Former Senator Jim DeMint became president in 2012, and obviously didn’t back up Richwine who resigned in 2013.

    Richwine’s dissertation committee was composed of economist Richard Zeckhauser, economist George Borjas, and Christopher Jencks, the social scientist and editor of The American Prospect.

    The American Prospect! for god’s sake! The only thing further Left would be The Nation and Mother Jones–and they’re communists, basically.

  187. @Corn

    Kind of good in a way. Kobach is going to have to show he’s ready to deal with shenanigans in bumpkin Kansas if he wants to play the game in the Imperial City.

  188. Forbes says:
    @Olorin

    Looking back, that ad is even more shocking for the complete absurdity that it is. Who ever thought that was smart, clever, reasonable…or reflected anything close to the real world?

    Other than the soyboys at Vox…

  189. Marty T says:
    @Cloud of Probable Matricide

    Does Harvard need more Asians? When Sarah Jeong made the cut?

  190. Hibernian says:
    @Stan d Mute

    You left out this part after the word “coalition”:

    “…with those who still believed in the National Republican program of a protective tariff and federally financed internal improvements. ”

    Jackson was enough of an advocate of decentralized power to wage war on the Second Bank of the United States and enough of an advocate of centralized power to oppose nullification. Clay represented a party that as a successor to the National Republicans had at least a faction that believed in centralized power (high tariffs and government financed internal improvements) but also appealed to some fiscal conservatives and states rights advocates.

    Then as now these things were not always crystal clear. Jackson was a warmonger and in this he foreshadowed “Progressive” warmongers such as Teddy roosevelt.

    For now access to Encyclopaedia Hibernian will be through my posts only.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  191. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR

    but white goyim who buy into anti-white ideology outnumber anti-white Jews by probably more than an order of magnitude.

    Well, for one thing, it’s not all about numbers. A small but vocal, abrasive, or powerful individual can get his way on norms in a group by exercising an effective veto.

    But let’s have a look at the pure numbers anyways. Do antiwhite goyim drones really outnumber antiwhite Jews by an order of magnitude among people who hold the Megaphone, that is among people who craft the narrative or control the purse strings? How do the numbers break down at Vox, for example?

  192. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Spike Lee opposes race-mixing

    Citation?

    • Replies: @Anon
  193. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    In Philadelphia. And the anti-Semitism was very real. There were certain paths I could take to walk to the store without getting beaten up. It was the late 1930s and the area was openly pro-Nazi. I remember beer parties when Paris fell and things like that. It’s not like living under Hitler, but it’s a very unpleasant thing. There was a really rabid anti-Semitism in that neighborhood where I grew up as a kid and it continued.

    I call BS on that.

    Also, witness Chomsky’s ethnic aggression, hypocrisy, and divide and conquer tactics on full display. He wails about “anti-Semitism” of the English while glibly slurring them as “WASPs.” He then goes on to smear them as “anti-Intian” and “anti-Irish.”

    What a little twerp.

    This stuff is so obviously transparent in hindsight. Just playbook Jewish passive-aggression.

  194. Anon[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    But again, as he points out, this was already on the way out–in 1950.

    “As he points out.” I love how you just take everything he says on faith. Especially when it is so obvious that Chomsky is highly ethnocentric and is engaged here in his tribe’s usual antics of endeavorimg to discredit rival groups. How about a lampoon of Jews identifying with ancient Hebrews or engaging in ludicrous even barbaric rituals? You know, “wry humor.” Nevahhh.

    He–and they–are very good at discrediting. I will give you that. They have toppled and destroyed the English people of America.

  195. @Hibernian

    For now access to Encyclopaedia Hibernian will be through my posts only.

    LOL! Maybe Ron would host you on Unz.org? God knows we need more people who remember the “ae” in encyclopaedia.

    And that, all you silent observers out there, is how you stay off Stan’s “ignore commenter” list. Why do so many take this so seriously? Autism much? Sometimes it feels like an Aspergers conference in these threads. Besides, consider the aesthetics. Are we here for cognitive anaesthesia? Minds aren’t anaerobic, laughter helps oxygenate the brain people!

  196. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Spike Lee said many times that blacks should stick together. His Jungle Fever movie was about how it’s not a good idea. His father publicly attacked him and said the movie is about him leaving Spike’s mother for a white woman.

    I knew someone in NY who met Lee at a restaurant. Lee saw some black woman with a white guy, and when they were alone, he told her she shouldn’t be dating whites. Friend tells me that she was appalled by Lee being so ugly and repulsive telling her shit.

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