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We’re often prodded to assume that the Latin American influx is an exciting social experiment with who knows what spicy, perhaps magical, outcomes in store for us.

From the Washington Post:

‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life

By Kevin Sullivan
July 4

MCALLEN, Tex. — Maria’s Restaurant offers Pollo en Mole for $8.25 and patriotic red, white and blue peanut M&Ms for a quarter in a gumball machine near the front door.

The menu in this family restaurant, about seven miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, is a reflection of the blended community it has served for 41 years. But now this town built on immigration has become ground zero for the nation’s nastiest political battle in the angry summer of 2018.

“This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

But, in reality, we actually have long-existing examples of our upcoming Brave New America. It’s just that nobody pays attention to them because they are boring and depressing.

Vibrantly multicultural McAllen, Texas is:

- The least educated city in America

- The 3rd most obese city in America

- Worst city in America for residents feeling unsafe

 
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  1. Zoodles says:

    Its a Border Culture in the same way the Sudentenland was a border culture.

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    I don't understand that at all.

    What does a German territory of some strategic importance forcefully integrated by Victor's Diktat into a new country carved out of the collapse of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire got to do with anything?
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  2. If you had asked me what city in America was the least educated and third most obese I would have guessed Detroit or maybe Baltimore.

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    • Replies: @Jake
    Large numbers of the Mexicans in McAllen will have dropped out of school, even as early as late grade school. Most blacks in the US are bribed to stay in school through high school.
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    Steve didn't mention it, but McAllen Texas also has the nation's lowest employment rate for young adults (under the age of 25): 50.6%.

    Even more relevant, Time Magazine admits that this rate has been low "for some time" - decades actually. Of course, this further proves Steve's point that there's not much generational uplift for certain immigrant groups, even over a very long period of time.

    Anyway, that's a lot of "vibrancy" rotting away on the border.

    https://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/01/10-cities-where-young-people-cant-find-work/3/
    , @Stan d Mute

    If you had asked me what city in America was the least educated and third most obese I would have guessed Detroit or maybe Baltimore.
     
    The primary role of mesoamericans in the US is to distract us from negro behavior. Look, Squirrel!
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  3. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly ‘Hispanic’, it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn’t matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don’t need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

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    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @prusmc
    Who wants Boulder, Colorado to become Border,Co ? How about Gov. John Hickenlooper, the mayor and city council, the faculty and student body of the University of Colorado for starters.
    , @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.
    , @It's All Ball Bearings
    Dittoes... up here in Coldwater, MI (pop. 10,800) we have little Mexico, little Yemen (only bonus is the public school has a competitive soccer squad) and I have been seeing more Africans and Central Americans (my assumption since they are single males who walk or ride bikes and hang out at the ethnic food store downtown). Clemens Food Group opened a slaughterhouse in 2017 and Mastronardi Produce has some huge greenhouses that were built in 2011 and I know wages are not good enough to attract many whites. Add the meth-head whites and I am sure we are looking like many small towns in America.
    , @prusmc
    Anom 121

    Who wants Boulder, Colorado to be Border, Colorado? Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Gary Gardner, most of the representatives to Congress and the state legislature, the student body, faculty and staff of the University of Colorado for starters
    , @BenKenobi

    it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side
     
    I once spent a couple months in Fort Bliss. While there we were given a total of 24 hours leave in El Paso. One the bus ride into the city we were taking some highway off-ramp that passed right by the border. I noticed the stark brown/green difference between the two sides of the fence. Then I saw some barrio on the Mexican side with (what appeared to be) Federales in full tactical gear hopping out of two black SUV's and running across someone's lawn.

    It's a memory that has stayed with me.
    , @Jack D

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions.
     
    False. If you have two connected bodies of water and one is higher than the other, the water will only flow in one direction. If you have two countries at different economic levels, people will mostly move from the poorer to the richer one. Polish plumbers move to England but English plumbers never set out for Warsaw.

    2nd there is more flow than you think. Mexican culture IS highly influenced by American culture and has been since the 1st American settlers appeared in Texas. Mexicans tend to Mexicanize American culture (just as Americans Americanize Mexican culture - see Taco Bell) so that we may not even recognize the connection after it has been distorted thru the Mexican lens, but the influence is there. The border culture in fact exists (in different ways) on both sides of the border. There are in fact (some) Americans (mostly retirees) living in places like Baja California. Mexican border areas are different (in ways both good and bad) than those in the interior.

    However, the dose makes the poison. There has always been cultural interaction between Mexico and the US and as long as the # of Mexicans was kept modest, it was mostly harmless. The problems begin when the "guests" outnumber the "hosts" . Going back to the water analogy, unless you put in some sort of dam or sluice gate, the water will keep pouring from one to the other until the levels are equalized (or all of the water has flowed from one to the other). I have no desire to see the US equalized at some level halfway between the US and Mexico or for the entire population of Mexico to move to the US.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?
     
    There are few places in America where such a development would be an improvement, but I'm afraid that Boulder might be one of them. It's a salad of the worst aspects of San Francisco, Amherst, Mass., and Aspen.

    I think Colorado has firmly surpassed California as the most annoying state in the Union. Lift a Coors Lite.
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  4. And how does the crime rate compare to that of US whites and Asians as compared to the “average American”?

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  5. Jake says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    If you had asked me what city in America was the least educated and third most obese I would have guessed Detroit or maybe Baltimore.

    Large numbers of the Mexicans in McAllen will have dropped out of school, even as early as late grade school. Most blacks in the US are bribed to stay in school through high school.

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    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
    bribed . . . . nonsense.



    https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?ID=16
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  6. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    Is Sullivan an Irish name? Another Irishman making trouble by blowing stuff up.

    Cuck You Sucker.

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  7. “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, America.”

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    That's the best I've ever seen Charles Krauthammer looking.
    , @Neuday

    “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, America.”
     
    Being thin, sober and educated is white supremacy.
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  8. It’s near the largely Mexican-American Corpus Christi, which used to be the largest city in America without a single bookstore.

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  9. Yet another open borders article where the argument comes down to restaurants.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Haha, between your comment and about 3 in a row under another iSteve post, you've reminded me to go ahead and write a post I'd thought of on my blog about immigration and the "Foodies" (I downloaded appropriate photos a few months ago). They aren't the sole instigator, but they sure think it's important to have "food choice". Downloading and following a recipe is a concept that has not yet occured to them. It's like work and all.
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  10. Flemur says:

    “In McAllen, Texas, where Americans were least likely to feel safe, less than half of all respondents were comfortable outside of their homes after dark.”

    http://time.com/69550/10-cities-where-americans-are-pretty-much-terrified-to-live/

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    Thanks.
    , @Jay Fink
    I see the city I live in, Yakima WA, ranks #2 behind McAllen for residents feeling unsafe. There is a large Mexican population here...especially for a place this far from the border.
    , @Jay Fink
    Note most of the places where people feel unsafe to walk after dark are NOT the most violent cities in America. The reason these places are perceived by their residents to be so dangerous is that Mexicans are not trusting. Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans....they don't trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family.
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  11. 22pp22 says:

    Jason Richwine’s work can be downloaded and read by anyone.

    More pointless anecdotal data. A red white and blue restaurant menu. Who cares? As my old stats teacher would say, if your not thinking quantitatively, you’re not thinking at all.

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    • Replies: @Mj
    Stats teacher is wrong. Qualitative thinking is thinking, too. Take beauty, for example. Beauty cannot be understood, or fully understood, with mathematics. Let’s say mass immigration from the third-world genuinely benefited ordinary American citizens (benefited economically, that is). I, for one, could not care less. The US needs beauty, not baubles. Third-world types bring their ugliness with them. There is too much ugliness in America already-too many cities are ugly, too many people are fat slobs, too many dress slovenly.
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  12. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:

    McAllen is the setting of the (underdeveloped) subplot with the smuggler in Sicario 2… For political junkies the longitudinal 15th District has never had a Republican in the U.S. House and currently has a Cook PVI rating of +7 — that’s Texas for you

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  13. AndrewR says:

    At last Amazon board meeting:

    Board member: “Hey Jeff, we can’t possibly get our profits any higher. Our workers are already pissing in bottles at their work stations because we don’t let them take any breaks.”

    Bezos: “Not with that attitude.”

    [Bezos dials WaPo chief editor]

    Chief editor: “Yes, Mr. Bezos? What can I do for you today, sir?”

    Bezos: “We need at least 50% more pro-immigration articles. I’m trying to be the world’s first trillionaire by 2030.”

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    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    If only Jeff had been tall,the world might be a better place.
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  14. trelane says:

    I’d pay ‘em $50,000 each to self-deport and go back to their own country.

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  15. @Flemur
    "In McAllen, Texas, where Americans were least likely to feel safe, less than half of all respondents were comfortable outside of their homes after dark."
    http://time.com/69550/10-cities-where-americans-are-pretty-much-terrified-to-live/

    Thanks.

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  16. “…This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us…”

    Senorita Garza es un patriota, as much as the owner of The Post Washington Rag is :

    https://www.amazon.com/Ms-White-Peanut-Patriotic-Chocolate/dp/B01C515F6A

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  17. “Latin American” = Mr Roarke

    “Latino” = Tattoo

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    "I know you are angry Tattoo, but I cannot change the way that God designed the world. Go north, Tattoo, there are riches there. The ruling peoples have child-like hearts, much like your own. Go north, Tattoo, and call for your cousins."
    , @Seamus Padraig
    Nobody seems to know this, but Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize) was actually French: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herv%C3%A9_Villechaize
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  18. Steve you a demeaning the residents of McAllen. Sure they may have weight issues–let’s face it America has weight issues.

    But McAllen residents are go-getters. You can see that if you read to the end of the article:

    McAllen recently won a statewide community health challenge for the It’s Time Texas Challenge where more than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds.

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    0.137 pounds per person. That's not even a statistically significant variance from one's daily variations, but OK, here's your participation trophy, people of McAllen.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Wow, a tenth of a lb. per capita. That's progress! ... ?? Now, if they'd collectively had lost the proverbial 16 tons, per previous post, that'd be significant. The math is easy!

    Sixteen tons, and what do you get?
    Less stress on the joints and you can lift your pet.
    Tell Saint Peter that I cain't go.
    I left my buttocks at the company plastic surgery facility
    Da dum, da dum, da dum, da dum ...

    You reminded me of a great "The Office" episode (or possibly it was over 2 episodes) in which the staff was in competition with another branch of Dunder-Mifflin paper to collectively lose the most weight. They weighed the whole office on a truck scale, and the number went down and then back up weekly.

    Unfortunately, this is the only youtube video I found:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYA4u82yvR8
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "More than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds."

    They'd lose that many pounds by weighing in, taking a piss, and weighing in again.

    The funniest part is the author was paying McAllen denizens a sincere compliment and, undoubtedly, could not grok the maths. Most fakestream journos are innumerate.
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  19. L Woods says:

    Linked on the very same page: “Is it great to be a worker in the U.S.? Not compared with the rest of the developed world.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/07/04/is-it-great-to-be-a-worker-in-the-u-s-not-compared-to-the-rest-of-the-developed-world/?tid=hybrid_collaborative_1_na

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  20. Wow — that’s almost 2 ounces each!

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  21. We’re often prodded to assume that the Latin American influx is an exciting social experiment with who knows what spicy, perhaps magical, outcomes in store for us

    Subtle, elegant, and pierces straight to the heart of the hypocrisy. a one-sentence masterpiece.

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?

    Do you ever get the impression that the standards for being considered “innovative” in the San Francisco Bay Area really aren’t all that high?

    All you need to know, these days, is who are the Good Guys and who are the Bad Guys and you can fill in the rest.

    Allowing in refugees, even in very large numbers, does not mean Germany will no longer be Germany, of course.

    Of course.

    But even this slight cultural change

    Very slight.

    is one component of a larger European project that has required giving up, even if only by degrees, core conceits of a fully sovereign nation-state.

    Not “core concepts,” mind you, “core conceits.”

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    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Subtle, elegant, and pierces straight to the heart of the hypocrisy. a one-sentence masterpiece.
     

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?
     
    Agree and agree. Steve is hitting it.

    Though--and in no way to diminish his achievement--these folks are pitching, slow and belt high across the plate.
    , @Stan d Mute

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?
     
    Some say that ever since he quit the PEDs and stopped writing so much about sportsball, he’s been experimenting with nootropics and entheogens..
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  22. @Reg Cæsar
    "Latin American" = Mr Roarke

    "Latino" = Tattoo

    http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/38400000/Mr-Roarke-and-Tattoo-fantasy-island-tv-show-38449909-225-300.jpg

    “I know you are angry Tattoo, but I cannot change the way that God designed the world. Go north, Tattoo, there are riches there. The ruling peoples have child-like hearts, much like your own. Go north, Tattoo, and call for your cousins.”

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  23. Posts like this are great, unless your goal is to stop amnesty etc. Posts like this make cons feel better, but they obviously don’t work.

    If they did work, then all those leaders who support amnesty – Trump, Pelosi, all Dem leaders, virtually all GOP leaders, the MSM, the entire establishment, etc. etc. – wouldn’t support amnesty.

    Really think about that for a second: posts like this are presented as the way to oppose amnesty, etc. Yet, almost zero leaders truly oppose amnesty. If posts like this were effective, wouldn’t more leaders truly oppose amnesty?

    A smart alternative would be to concentrate on pointing out to the Dem base that Big Biz and their leaders agree. Taint their leaders as pro-Big Biz. That’s accurate and it will put those leaders in a dire position. Who’s interested in doing things that smart way?

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    • Replies: @Cindy
    Go on and write your own 200% more effective posts, then. Nobody's stopping you.
    , @Whitey Whiteman III
    "Dems are the real Capitalists!!"


    Holy shit, kid, I think you just saved America.
    , @Ed
    Dumb comment alert, Trump doesn’t support amnesty.
    , @MarkinLA
    Everybody knows about the cheap labor angle. Only white workers who haven't been brainwashed about diversity care. The political class won't care until the stupid whites care.
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  24. Hockamaw says:

    McAllen is actually one of the nicer parts of the Rio Grande Valley. The RGV is an absolute shit hole, but I will say this about it: you can get damn good fajitas down there. Damn good.

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    Dove Linkhorn was from the RGV.
    , @Anon

    you can get damn good fajitas down
     
    Yeah, some indeterminate meat slopped in a corn shell or sad flour flat thing. The height of shit cuisine. :(
    , @Stan Adams
    Who killed Lourdes Palmeira?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KxwcQ1dapw8
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  25. Anon[415] • Disclaimer says:

    Sez “WalletHub”?

    I don’t know about education, but I’m pretty familiar with available health databases in the United States, and there is no city-level obesity data that covers most areas and is considered reliable. I don’t want to waste my time tracking back what they did, but in general these rankings are publicity seeking press releases “designed” by the marketing department, not serious studies by researchers.

    I reverse engineered one of those “most livible city” rankings, and it was nonsense. They found a dozen or so scattered databases like “number of tennis courts,” and just averaged everything out without defining in advance what factors would make a livible city.

    Obesity is especially hard, since people lie about their weight and don’t even know their height (but they lie about it if they do), the two numbers you need to determine obesity. And random sampling is almost impossible in these post-land line days, since you can’t link census demographics against area codes and do random digit dialing. And surveys in Spanish-speaking areas were always impossible, lots of hanging up, which destroys the reliability.

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    Who gives a damn about fat folk if the fajitas are good.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    You're right. If it's not peer-reviewed in JAMA, it can't tell us anything. McAllen could be just like Boulder or Portland for all we know. After all, look at what the city says about itself:

    "I don't think [the WalletHub study] reflects our community at all. I think it's based on statistics."
     
    I mean, who could argue with that? Statistics? P-shah!

    Also, McAllen is extremely committed to health. They said so themselves:

    "We're extremely committed to health. We have been for the last five, six years."
     
    Plus, as everybody knows, it's not communities with obesity problems that make community health plans, it's fit communities that do it. I mean just look at the results of McAllen's community fitness program:

    "more than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds."
     
    I mean, that's only 0.14 lbs per person. Obviously, if McAllen had an obesity problem, they would have lost waaaaay more weight per person. They just don't have any weight to lose!
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  26. Their “way of life” is the problem itself.

    If they just want to live like mexicans, why didn’t they stay in mexico?

    Honest question.

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    My working hypothesis is that some countries have many really nice people who lack the ability to organize a political system that works well. Lots of Mexicans are attractive human beings, in all the senses of the word. And it's only natural that they should want the benefits (assuming my hypothesis is correct) of another country's organization but be reluctant to relinquish aspects of their lives that please them. The underlying question for natives of the invaded country, though, is at what percentage of the population do these invaders begin to threaten the normal functioning of the political system? I think there might be a chemical analogy to this, relating to how impurities in a liquid, say, might affect its freezing point, but that's not important. The more common reference to spice in the soup works just as well.
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  27. Jay Fink says:
    @Flemur
    "In McAllen, Texas, where Americans were least likely to feel safe, less than half of all respondents were comfortable outside of their homes after dark."
    http://time.com/69550/10-cities-where-americans-are-pretty-much-terrified-to-live/

    I see the city I live in, Yakima WA, ranks #2 behind McAllen for residents feeling unsafe. There is a large Mexican population here…especially for a place this far from the border.

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    So the Mexicans make all those nifty roof-racks you are so famous for?
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  28. @FactsAreImportant

    We’re often prodded to assume that the Latin American influx is an exciting social experiment with who knows what spicy, perhaps magical, outcomes in store for us
     
    Subtle, elegant, and pierces straight to the heart of the hypocrisy. a one-sentence masterpiece.

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?

    Do you ever get the impression that the standards for being considered “innovative” in the San Francisco Bay Area really aren’t all that high?
     

    All you need to know, these days, is who are the Good Guys and who are the Bad Guys and you can fill in the rest.
     


    Allowing in refugees, even in very large numbers, does not mean Germany will no longer be Germany, of course.
     
    Of course.

    But even this slight cultural change
     
    Very slight.

    is one component of a larger European project that has required giving up, even if only by degrees, core conceits of a fully sovereign nation-state.
     
    Not “core concepts,” mind you, “core conceits.”
     

    Subtle, elegant, and pierces straight to the heart of the hypocrisy. a one-sentence masterpiece.

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?

    Agree and agree. Steve is hitting it.

    Though–and in no way to diminish his achievement–these folks are pitching, slow and belt high across the plate.

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    I agree with both of you. As I see it, Sailer's huge achievement is to simultaneously rebut the nonsensical orthodoxy of the mainstream media and demonstrate that he is not the racist, antisemitic ogre that that media would like to depict him as. The media have established the usually implicit understanding that only hate-filled extremists could disagree with them. Sailer calmly and wittily points up their errors, their fibs and their lies without seeming like a hate-filled extremist, except to someone like John Podhoretz, whose criticism of Sailer seems parodic, almost as if Podhoretz wants to confirm every latent antisemite's suspicion that Jews not only run the media but will crush anyone who opposes them.
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  29. Ck1 says:

    That would be the border town of Laredo not Corpus Christi.

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  30. @Hockamaw
    McAllen is actually one of the nicer parts of the Rio Grande Valley. The RGV is an absolute shit hole, but I will say this about it: you can get damn good fajitas down there. Damn good.

    Dove Linkhorn was from the RGV.

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  31. @Anon
    Sez "WalletHub"?

    I don't know about education, but I'm pretty familiar with available health databases in the United States, and there is no city-level obesity data that covers most areas and is considered reliable. I don't want to waste my time tracking back what they did, but in general these rankings are publicity seeking press releases "designed" by the marketing department, not serious studies by researchers.

    I reverse engineered one of those "most livible city" rankings, and it was nonsense. They found a dozen or so scattered databases like "number of tennis courts," and just averaged everything out without defining in advance what factors would make a livible city.

    Obesity is especially hard, since people lie about their weight and don't even know their height (but they lie about it if they do), the two numbers you need to determine obesity. And random sampling is almost impossible in these post-land line days, since you can't link census demographics against area codes and do random digit dialing. And surveys in Spanish-speaking areas were always impossible, lots of hanging up, which destroys the reliability.

    Who gives a damn about fat folk if the fajitas are good.

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  32. Tiny Duck says:

    It’s the future so you guys better get us d to it!

    How does it feel? Knowing your daughters will bear Chikdren of Color and stinky mayonnaise pale skin ands blue eyes and blonde hair will disapperar

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    You’re backsliding young Padwan. Remember, only one bit of word gibberish per posting makes the point without looking like overkill.
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  33. I’ve heard the stats about Hispanic obesity, but it’s really getting out of control among whites too.

    I used to live in a working class red area, but moved to urban Boston a while back. I just spent a mini-vacation back in my old haunts, and wow…. maybe my perception of normalcy has changed, maybe my crowd has gotten a little older, but man do people look rough. Rampant obesity, tattoos, slovenly dress- it’s really getting bad. Red State America looks like it got hit by a truck.

    I’m over my libertarian phase- bring on the regulation like we did for smoking. A $10 per bag tax on Doritos would be a good start.

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    It is getting really bad. When I see tourists here in Japan, they look terrible. I am ashamed to say it, but it's becoming embarrassing to be associated with them. My guess is that back in the States, nobody notices because people are larger in general. But when you take obese Americans out of the context of the US and put them next to other people, it's striking. As you say, it's not just overweight, but general slovenliness and ugliness--it's like everyone has just let themselves go, which is probably exactly what's happened--those who aren't hooked on opioids are hooked on food and sedentariness.

    The Mexicans aren't helping matters, but actually neither are the Chinese:

    Diabetes in China: Epidemiology and Genetic Risk Factors

    The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has rapidly increased over recent decades, and T2D has become a leading public health challenge in China. Compared with European descents, Chinese patients with T2D are diagnosed at a relatively young age and low BMI.
     
    If Trump really wants to go to war with Chinese civilization, he should quietly start promoting Coca-Cola, Oreos, and, yes, General Tso's chicken. When obese Chicomms are ordering General Tso's from American-style-Chinese-take-out restaurants in Beijing, we know we've won the war!
    , @RadicalCenter
    You’re right,

    And how about simply enforcing public decorum and indecency laws? Fines and if need be arrests for people wearing their clothes so that we must see their ass, their pubic area, etc.

    Tougher penalties if they are touching their genitals in public, which seems to be a popular pastime for, say, a quarter of the male Africans (and almost nobody else). Actually, it’s fine if the cops beat the Hell out of men who do that in front of women and children, before taking them to jail.

    Same for broadcasting “F—-“ and the like in restaurants, stores, buses and other public spaces, which is nonstop 24/7 here in oh so progressive SoCal. Fine them heavily. If it keeps happening, throw in jail for a short stint.

    LIBERTARIANISM ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY, YES, BUT IT IS PAST TIME TO GO SINGAPORE ON THEIR ASS IN PUBLIC. We must forcibly RECLAIM A DECENT, CLEAN, QUIETER, RESPECTFUL, SAFE SOCIETY AGAINST THESE AMORAL CREEPS WHEN THEY STEP OUTSIDE TO JOIN THE REST OF US,

    Don’t think that it’s quote Red States, either.

    We live in LA and slovenly, obese, vulgar, and tattooed perfectly describes almost a majority of white people —I didn’t say young white people, but extending more now into the 40s and beyond — and it’s much worse among the Africans and Mexicans.

    People of all races here waddle around cursing loudly and freely, smoking in other people’s faces on the sidewalks (including the faces of children), and generally acting like rude, stupid, selfabsorbed, childish affronts to society. Asians to a somewhat lesser extent, thought they are not preventing a lot of thier kids from becoming fat, slovenly, indecent, vulgar, and ignorant too.

    We need to mind our business more about what people do on their own property, but stand up to these semisavages out in society and smack them down hard through the law and otherwise.

    Sincerely,
    Lee Kwan RadicalCenter

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  34. I think it was McAllen that was featured in an article I read several years ago about life on the border. One image I recall was the description of how the (Mexican) kids would buy cases and cases of energy drinks with their food stamps.

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  35. Anonymous[727] • Disclaimer says:

    Forced latinization is a nightmare. Entire cities fall off the national radar.

    For good reason: nothing much is going on in the place now that the non-latins have evacuated.

    San Fernando Valley used to be on America’s radar. Now it’s a dead zone.

    Miami proper is worse. It no longer has any place in the national conversation.

    The list goes on…

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    Miami proper is worse. It no longer has any place in the national conversation.
     
    Miami is a poor example. It’s unlike any other American city due to the mind boggling wealth on Brickell, the Beach, the Islands (Biscayne, Brickell, Fisher, Palm, Star, Venetian, Indian Creek, and up to Williams). It’s skyline blossoms yet again with new luxury high rises (ten at my last count) in the never ending cycle of construction on the bay. Trump’s Blue Monster is just west of MIA while affluent Coral Gables and Pinecrest are just South.

    Without the drug money and the weather (which draws the non-drug money), Miami would be a basket case. But as long as Americans use coke and dope, as long as Miami has the best weather in the nation in January, it’s a bizarre dichotomy of fabulous wealth (Art Basel anyone?) and Central American dysfunction (which the wealthy can safely avoid seeing).
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  36. This is such an important point. We don’t have to rely on abstract arguments regarding evolution and political theory or on the conclusions of scholars studying massive genome mapping projects. The Great Society programs were started in 1964, and the experiment in mass third-world immigration in 1965. With that alone we have over 60 years worth of hard, empirical data to study that is really all that matters. Either these kinds of social engineering projects work, or they don’t (and they don’t).

    btw I just read an interesting book on the political and social milieu that Darwin grew up in, and how it influenced the development of his theories. It’s amazing how little the debate has changed since the 1850′s. The SJW’s completely committed to the unity of all mankind, and the iconoclastic skeptics more attuned to racial differences were all well ensconced decades prior to the publication of the Origin of Species. Darwin, like all of his family, was a deeply committed anti-slavery partisan. For this reason the single origin for all races was very important to him. On the other hand as the subtitle of Origin about the “preservation of favored races” indicates he was well aware of other implications. There were basically two schools of thought on future development as the world grew smaller. Either the favored races would wipe out the less favored, or else they would interbreed into a single mixed race.

    https://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Sacred-Cause-Slavery-Evolution/dp/0547055269

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  37. Rob McX says:

    Could anyone show me an article in a Mexican paper than that celebrates a town that has been taken over entirely by white Americans? Maybe Fred Reed could help.

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    Correction: "Could anyone show me an article in a Mexican paper that celebrates..."
    , @Screwtape
    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2000/11/01/world/americans-find-their-beachfront-dreams-washed-out-in-mexico.html
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  38. Somewhat off topic but also related: Was it July 6th or 7th of 2016 when with the murder of cops in Dallas, that Steve called the election for Trump?

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    I think so. I know that's when I called it.
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  39. Jay Fink says:
    @Flemur
    "In McAllen, Texas, where Americans were least likely to feel safe, less than half of all respondents were comfortable outside of their homes after dark."
    http://time.com/69550/10-cities-where-americans-are-pretty-much-terrified-to-live/

    Note most of the places where people feel unsafe to walk after dark are NOT the most violent cities in America. The reason these places are perceived by their residents to be so dangerous is that Mexicans are not trusting. Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans….they don’t trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family.

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    "The reason these places are perceived by their residents to be so dangerous is that Mexicans are not trusting. Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans….they don’t trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family."
     
    Same as Indians (dot, not feather) ... for good reasons they know too well.
    , @Rod1963

    Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans….they don’t trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family.
     
    Quite true, when the Mexicans opened a grocery store chain here in So CA called Vallarta, the first thing I noticed was the presence of armed guards. But they understood their clientele.

    Even the mainline grocery stores out here like Stater Brothers now have security patrolling the isles and have reconfigured how you enter and exit so as to catch shop lifters. This all came about after the Mexican and black populations kept getting bigger. Other stores like Albertsons have done away with self-check out because of the rash of thefts it caused.
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  40. That’s quote shopping if I’ve ever seen it. I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and even if most Mexican Americans there vote dem, it doesn’t mean they’re wild about or even especially tolerant of illegals.
    And as far as the not feeling safe at night, l wonder where that came from.
    The fat thing may or may not be true.

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    Quote shopping is right. He didnt allow a contrary opinion in his article. It would have been easy to find a contrary opinion in McAllen.

    The author acts like speaking in Tex-Mex is a new exotic thing. ("Vaya Con Dios, My Darling" Freddy Fender). (Hasta la vista, baby)

    If you grew up in the RGV before the 90's there were considerably less fat people. I am from Corpus all you have to do is look through old photos from the newspapers. Spring break photos are good examples of how people have plumped up.

    The feeling safe at night is probably people thinking about their daughters or the questions somehow included letting your daughter out at night.
    , @RadicalCenter
    I’d theyre still voting Dem now, pendejo, they’re pretty damn “tolerant of illegals.”
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  41. Anon[677] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hockamaw
    McAllen is actually one of the nicer parts of the Rio Grande Valley. The RGV is an absolute shit hole, but I will say this about it: you can get damn good fajitas down there. Damn good.

    you can get damn good fajitas down

    Yeah, some indeterminate meat slopped in a corn shell or sad flour flat thing. The height of shit cuisine. :(

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    Cooked in tons of lard!
    , @Jack D
    There's no accounting for taste but fajitas are really Tex-Mex and not Mexican. One of the ways that is manifested is that they actually contain recognizable piece of steak whereas real Mexican cuisine usually uses little minced up bits of offal - tongue and tripe, etc.
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  42. @Jay Fink
    I see the city I live in, Yakima WA, ranks #2 behind McAllen for residents feeling unsafe. There is a large Mexican population here...especially for a place this far from the border.

    So the Mexicans make all those nifty roof-racks you are so famous for?

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    LOL! I think their corporate office is in Oregon. They use beautiful photos of the Cascade mountains usually with Mount Rainier in the background. I used to live near Yakima and it is a high desert plain (sagebrush and tumbleweeds) with loads of farms growing apples, cherries, grapes, asparagus, etc... And to add to Jay Fink's comment - it is flooded with recent 3rd world immigrants from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East who bring the violent crime and tribal, cultural dysfunction from their native lands (just ask the schoolteachers and police). When I'd make the trip to Costco on a weekend, I felt like I was the only one who spoke English in the whole crowded, jam-packed store. Which reminds me of a puzzling question - why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?
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  43. @AnotherDad
    Steve you a demeaning the residents of McAllen. Sure they may have weight issues--let's face it America has weight issues.

    But McAllen residents are go-getters. You can see that if you read to the end of the article:

    McAllen recently won a statewide community health challenge for the It's Time Texas Challenge where more than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds.
     

    0.137 pounds per person. That’s not even a statistically significant variance from one’s daily variations, but OK, here’s your participation trophy, people of McAllen.

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    Nobody told them they couldn’t celebrate with churros each time they lose a pound.

    Well, heck, I’ve done that too, but only after losing TEN pounds.

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  44. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Yet another open borders article where the argument comes down to restaurants.

    Haha, between your comment and about 3 in a row under another iSteve post, you’ve reminded me to go ahead and write a post I’d thought of on my blog about immigration and the “Foodies” (I downloaded appropriate photos a few months ago). They aren’t the sole instigator, but they sure think it’s important to have “food choice”. Downloading and following a recipe is a concept that has not yet occured to them. It’s like work and all.

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    Right on. Another thing that hasn’t occurred to them: we could have all the native cuisines you want here in the USA just by offering temporary residency — NEVER permanent residency and NEVER CITIZENSHIP — restaurant visas, if you will, to fewer than 300,000 foreigners (1 for every 100 US Citizens).

    For each one who absconds into the USA and tries to overstay, that country loses one visa spot until he is apprehended or killed. Requiring the family to post LARGE bonds as security would also deter overstays and flight. Also, if someone flees from a family, seize the restaurant where they worked and deport all of them.

    Compare several hundred thousand rotating foreign residents operating restaurants, to a hundred million foreigners colonizing and taking over, which is our developing scenario now. Somehow I don’t think the anti-white powers in this country — I can’t just say “anti-white left” — are really just doing what they “have to” do to get diverse restaurants.

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  45. @AnotherDad
    Steve you a demeaning the residents of McAllen. Sure they may have weight issues--let's face it America has weight issues.

    But McAllen residents are go-getters. You can see that if you read to the end of the article:

    McAllen recently won a statewide community health challenge for the It's Time Texas Challenge where more than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds.
     

    Wow, a tenth of a lb. per capita. That’s progress! … ?? Now, if they’d collectively had lost the proverbial 16 tons, per previous post, that’d be significant. The math is easy!

    Sixteen tons, and what do you get?
    Less stress on the joints and you can lift your pet.
    Tell Saint Peter that I cain’t go.
    I left my buttocks at the company plastic surgery facility
    Da dum, da dum, da dum, da dum …

    You reminded me of a great “The Office” episode (or possibly it was over 2 episodes) in which the staff was in competition with another branch of Dunder-Mifflin paper to collectively lose the most weight. They weighed the whole office on a truck scale, and the number went down and then back up weekly.

    Unfortunately, this is the only youtube video I found:

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  46. If there is ‘mole’ on the menu, though, a lot can be overlooked for this the world’s finest cuisine. SJWs *love* them some mole. Increase in murder rate in the neighborhood? Well… is there now a restaurant with mole on the menu? They seem good w that tradeoff

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  47. Rob McX says:
    @Rob McX
    Could anyone show me an article in a Mexican paper than that celebrates a town that has been taken over entirely by white Americans? Maybe Fred Reed could help.

    Correction: “Could anyone show me an article in a Mexican paper that celebrates…”

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  48. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:

    McAllen is a safe city. Violent crime below the national average. It’s just on the border with a town suffering from a drug war, making people feel unsafe. Hispanic cities are a lot more comfortable than what anti-immigration propagandists imagine.

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    https://realestate.usnews.com/places/california/stockton/crime

    "Stockton's violent and property crime rates are exceedingly higher than the state and national average"

    Low hispanic crime revisionists love to mention Santa Ana as a low crime hispanic city, except:

    1. It isn't actually that low in crime ( http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Santa-Ana-California.html )

    2. It benefits from policing elsewhere because it is right in the middle of the very wealthy Orange County.
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  49. @Anon
    Sez "WalletHub"?

    I don't know about education, but I'm pretty familiar with available health databases in the United States, and there is no city-level obesity data that covers most areas and is considered reliable. I don't want to waste my time tracking back what they did, but in general these rankings are publicity seeking press releases "designed" by the marketing department, not serious studies by researchers.

    I reverse engineered one of those "most livible city" rankings, and it was nonsense. They found a dozen or so scattered databases like "number of tennis courts," and just averaged everything out without defining in advance what factors would make a livible city.

    Obesity is especially hard, since people lie about their weight and don't even know their height (but they lie about it if they do), the two numbers you need to determine obesity. And random sampling is almost impossible in these post-land line days, since you can't link census demographics against area codes and do random digit dialing. And surveys in Spanish-speaking areas were always impossible, lots of hanging up, which destroys the reliability.

    You’re right. If it’s not peer-reviewed in JAMA, it can’t tell us anything. McAllen could be just like Boulder or Portland for all we know. After all, look at what the city says about itself:

    “I don’t think [the WalletHub study] reflects our community at all. I think it’s based on statistics.”

    I mean, who could argue with that? Statistics? P-shah!

    Also, McAllen is extremely committed to health. They said so themselves:

    “We’re extremely committed to health. We have been for the last five, six years.”

    Plus, as everybody knows, it’s not communities with obesity problems that make community health plans, it’s fit communities that do it. I mean just look at the results of McAllen’s community fitness program:

    “more than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds.”

    I mean, that’s only 0.14 lbs per person. Obviously, if McAllen had an obesity problem, they would have lost waaaaay more weight per person. They just don’t have any weight to lose!

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    FFS, there are individuals who have dropped 270 lbs. Two thousand collectively should easily drop 5 tons.
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  50. This Atul Gawande article about McAllen having the highest Medicare costs per enrollee- $3,000 per person more than the average person in McAllen makes!- from the lead up to Obamacare passage made a big splash in liberal policy journo circles-
    eh, I guess that was yesterday’s news.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/06/01/the-cost-conundrum

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    In 2009:

    The question we’re now frantically grappling with is how this came to be, and what can be done about it. McAllen, Texas, the most expensive town in the most expensive country for health care in the world, seemed a good place to look for some answers.
     
    Did the frantic grappling just stop suddenly, did it subside gradually, or is still going on?
    , @International Jew
    Thanks for linking to that. Seeing "McAllen" reminded me that I'd once read a piece by Gawande, in which McAllen is either touted as an example or condemned as a failure, in a comparison with another city, demographically similar but distinguished by its health care business model, which happened to be more like what a government-run system would be like. Or as you suggest, a journommercial for Obamacare.
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  51. @Simple and Pseudonymic
    I've heard the stats about Hispanic obesity, but it's really getting out of control among whites too.

    I used to live in a working class red area, but moved to urban Boston a while back. I just spent a mini-vacation back in my old haunts, and wow.... maybe my perception of normalcy has changed, maybe my crowd has gotten a little older, but man do people look rough. Rampant obesity, tattoos, slovenly dress- it's really getting bad. Red State America looks like it got hit by a truck.

    I'm over my libertarian phase- bring on the regulation like we did for smoking. A $10 per bag tax on Doritos would be a good start.

    It is getting really bad. When I see tourists here in Japan, they look terrible. I am ashamed to say it, but it’s becoming embarrassing to be associated with them. My guess is that back in the States, nobody notices because people are larger in general. But when you take obese Americans out of the context of the US and put them next to other people, it’s striking. As you say, it’s not just overweight, but general slovenliness and ugliness–it’s like everyone has just let themselves go, which is probably exactly what’s happened–those who aren’t hooked on opioids are hooked on food and sedentariness.

    The Mexicans aren’t helping matters, but actually neither are the Chinese:

    Diabetes in China: Epidemiology and Genetic Risk Factors

    The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has rapidly increased over recent decades, and T2D has become a leading public health challenge in China. Compared with European descents, Chinese patients with T2D are diagnosed at a relatively young age and low BMI.

    If Trump really wants to go to war with Chinese civilization, he should quietly start promoting Coca-Cola, Oreos, and, yes, General Tso’s chicken. When obese Chicomms are ordering General Tso’s from American-style-Chinese-take-out restaurants in Beijing, we know we’ve won the war!

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    Lived in Korea. 3 years, mostly Busan. It was an eye-opener just how awful American expats looked compared with the locals. Men looked weak, soft, sick even. Women were fat with blotchy skin and bitchy facial expression. I think it was Linh Dinh who, in a recent article, wrote that American physical degeneration is as pronounced as its mental degeneration.
    , @Autochthon
    https://youtu.be/Fo59LlkTDe4
    , @anon
    Traveling home to Arkansas for visits it is always a shock to me to see how fat everyone is. People don't walk, they waddle.
    Traveling to Vietnam to visit my wife's family it is a shock to see how thin and fit everyone in Asia is.
    I'm in Portland OR today and people here look way too trendy.
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  52. @Jay Fink
    Note most of the places where people feel unsafe to walk after dark are NOT the most violent cities in America. The reason these places are perceived by their residents to be so dangerous is that Mexicans are not trusting. Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans....they don't trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family.

    “The reason these places are perceived by their residents to be so dangerous is that Mexicans are not trusting. Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans….they don’t trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family.”

    Same as Indians (dot, not feather) … for good reasons they know too well.

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  53. John Galt says:

    Just an anecdotal observation, but it seems the more native admixture the fatter the hispanics and less tolerant of the modern western diet. In the DC area its primarily heavily native central Americans and the women are all about 5′ 180 and walking around with 3 kids.

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  54. Cindy says:
    @24AheadDotCom
    Posts like this are great, unless your goal is to stop amnesty etc. Posts like this make cons feel better, but they obviously don't work.

    If they did work, then all those leaders who support amnesty - Trump, Pelosi, all Dem leaders, virtually all GOP leaders, the MSM, the entire establishment, etc. etc. - wouldn't support amnesty.

    Really think about that for a second: posts like this are presented as the way to oppose amnesty, etc. Yet, almost zero leaders truly oppose amnesty. If posts like this were effective, wouldn't more leaders truly oppose amnesty?

    A smart alternative would be to concentrate on pointing out to the Dem base that Big Biz and their leaders agree. Taint their leaders as pro-Big Biz. That's accurate and it will put those leaders in a dire position. Who's interested in doing things that smart way?

    Go on and write your own 200% more effective posts, then. Nobody’s stopping you.

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  55. istevefan says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    You're right. If it's not peer-reviewed in JAMA, it can't tell us anything. McAllen could be just like Boulder or Portland for all we know. After all, look at what the city says about itself:

    "I don't think [the WalletHub study] reflects our community at all. I think it's based on statistics."
     
    I mean, who could argue with that? Statistics? P-shah!

    Also, McAllen is extremely committed to health. They said so themselves:

    "We're extremely committed to health. We have been for the last five, six years."
     
    Plus, as everybody knows, it's not communities with obesity problems that make community health plans, it's fit communities that do it. I mean just look at the results of McAllen's community fitness program:

    "more than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds."
     
    I mean, that's only 0.14 lbs per person. Obviously, if McAllen had an obesity problem, they would have lost waaaaay more weight per person. They just don't have any weight to lose!

    FFS, there are individuals who have dropped 270 lbs. Two thousand collectively should easily drop 5 tons.

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  56. El Dato says:
    @Zoodles
    Its a Border Culture in the same way the Sudentenland was a border culture.

    I don’t understand that at all.

    What does a German territory of some strategic importance forcefully integrated by Victor’s Diktat into a new country carved out of the collapse of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire got to do with anything?

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  57. @Hockamaw
    McAllen is actually one of the nicer parts of the Rio Grande Valley. The RGV is an absolute shit hole, but I will say this about it: you can get damn good fajitas down there. Damn good.

    Who killed Lourdes Palmeira?

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  58. El Dato says:
    @Spotted Toad
    This Atul Gawande article about McAllen having the highest Medicare costs per enrollee- $3,000 per person more than the average person in McAllen makes!- from the lead up to Obamacare passage made a big splash in liberal policy journo circles-
    eh, I guess that was yesterday’s news.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/06/01/the-cost-conundrum

    In 2009:

    The question we’re now frantically grappling with is how this came to be, and what can be done about it. McAllen, Texas, the most expensive town in the most expensive country for health care in the world, seemed a good place to look for some answers.

    Did the frantic grappling just stop suddenly, did it subside gradually, or is still going on?

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  59. prusmc says: • Website
    @Anon
    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don't mind 'border towns' along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly 'Hispanic', it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn't matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don't need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

    Who wants Boulder, Colorado to become Border,Co ? How about Gov. John Hickenlooper, the mayor and city council, the faculty and student body of the University of Colorado for starters.

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    Boulder is dreadfully un-diverse and un-vibrant and would seem ripe for the resettling of 30-40,000 new immigrants to liven up and un-whiten the place. There is plenty of space and traffic manageable and why not really open up affordable or even free housing?

    I don't know how they can be such ardent obama and hillary supporters and allow so little immigration into the place.
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  60. Arclight says:

    Our betters embrace the myth of the vibrant migrant because they get to virtue signal about diversity because their ancestry means they can be treated as a different racial/ethnic group. If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic – say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama – I suspect their reception would be very different.

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    Oklahoma?

    So whatever became of the descendents of the Grapes-of-Wrath Dust-Bowel migration? Were they not despised -- see http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=OK008? Are their descendants despised or do they not-register-on-the-radar? Are their descendants still a factor/faction/group in California or have they either left for Texas. Do they wear MAGA hats? Or have they been assimilated into California Goodwhite culture?

    This may make an interesting iSteve topic. There was a Great Migration of blacks from the sharecropper South to the Industrial North , but this and other internal migrations of whites. Whatever became of them? How are they regarded by present-day elites? Other whites of similar economic status?
    , @Ed
    It says a lot that the group most upset about Trump’s immigration policies aren’t Hispanics or blacks but affluent white ladies in the suburbs.
    , @Carol
    Plenty of Okies, Arkies and blacks arrived in socal during WWII and the natives didn't like it much then. My parents had rentals and my tres liberal mom said Okies were the worst.

    But the music scene got pretty interesting.
    , @Seamus Padraig

    If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic – say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama – I suspect their reception would be very different.
     
    No need to suspect. Historically, that's exactly how it happened with the 'Okies' and 'Arkies' fleeing the Dustbowl to look for work in SoCal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okie#Great_Depression_usage

    Now ask yourself: does Merle Haggard compare at all unfavorably with Los Tigres del Norte?
    , @benjaminl
    The LAPD set up blockades at the state border.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/09/local/me-then9
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  61. @24AheadDotCom
    Posts like this are great, unless your goal is to stop amnesty etc. Posts like this make cons feel better, but they obviously don't work.

    If they did work, then all those leaders who support amnesty - Trump, Pelosi, all Dem leaders, virtually all GOP leaders, the MSM, the entire establishment, etc. etc. - wouldn't support amnesty.

    Really think about that for a second: posts like this are presented as the way to oppose amnesty, etc. Yet, almost zero leaders truly oppose amnesty. If posts like this were effective, wouldn't more leaders truly oppose amnesty?

    A smart alternative would be to concentrate on pointing out to the Dem base that Big Biz and their leaders agree. Taint their leaders as pro-Big Biz. That's accurate and it will put those leaders in a dire position. Who's interested in doing things that smart way?

    “Dems are the real Capitalists!!”

    Holy shit, kid, I think you just saved America.

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  62. theMann says:

    As someone who lives two hundred miles from the Mexican Border, I know about as much on Latino Immigration as anybody. Let me spell out for you thirty years of life in Texas:

    Every belligerent drunk I’ve had to deal with

    Every uninsured driver that has hit me or a friend

    Every time I’ve seen some one abusing an animal

    Every attempted burglary I’ve stopped (sample group of two, but still)

    Every busted noise polluting party after midnight I have seen

    Every screaming out of control two year old at McDonald’s

    And, at least 9 out of ten times, each case of spouse abuse\abandonment\child abuse\rape\drug trafficking and so forth to make the local newspaper

    Has been one of those lovely Latino immigrants.

    In a town that is less than 30% Hispanic.

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    Every... And at least 9 out of ten... In a town that is less than 30% Hispanic
     
    Since I came to Japan years ago now, I have seen people passed out sleeping in a subway station only twice. Once was a Japanese guy, and the other time was a black guy. You do the math!
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  63. - The least educated city in America

    Maybe the least intelligent list maker in America came up with this. I find it impossible to believe any city in North America is less educated than Detriot. And with A2 listed as #1 most educated? Seriously? After living nearby for 20+ years, Ann Arbor is probably the most mis-educated after Berkeley. I know of no other city to have intentionally built its negro housing projects smack dab in the center of student and professional neighborhoods (with exactly the result you’d expect – except they still can’t figure out why all the rapes).

    Maybe the real takeaway is that “educated” is synonymous with “retarded”?

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    Note that here (https://www.crimemapping.com/map/mi/annarbor#) rapes aren’t even reported. The check boxes for types of crime to display are shaded out with “n/a”. We sure wouldn’t want to notice that..

    #1 “most educated” indeed. Go Blue!
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  64. @Buffalo Joe
    If you had asked me what city in America was the least educated and third most obese I would have guessed Detroit or maybe Baltimore.

    Steve didn’t mention it, but McAllen Texas also has the nation’s lowest employment rate for young adults (under the age of 25): 50.6%.

    Even more relevant, Time Magazine admits that this rate has been low “for some time” – decades actually. Of course, this further proves Steve’s point that there’s not much generational uplift for certain immigrant groups, even over a very long period of time.

    Anyway, that’s a lot of “vibrancy” rotting away on the border.

    https://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/01/10-cities-where-young-people-cant-find-work/3/

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    Thanks.
    , @Pepe
    You have to be a little careful with economic stats from the Rio Grande Valley. There's a big informal economy, engaged in both legal and illegal activity. The stats list the area as one of the poorest regions of the country, but anyone who's been to McAllen in the last decade knows that's not true. A huge amount of money flows in from Mexico, with a lot of money laundering. There's an unusual amount of small local banks. Also, small family businesses are part of a large informal retail trade, such as the flea markets I mentioned in another comment.
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  65. @Stan d Mute

    - The least educated city in America
     
    Maybe the least intelligent list maker in America came up with this. I find it impossible to believe any city in North America is less educated than Detriot. And with A2 listed as #1 most educated? Seriously? After living nearby for 20+ years, Ann Arbor is probably the most mis-educated after Berkeley. I know of no other city to have intentionally built its negro housing projects smack dab in the center of student and professional neighborhoods (with exactly the result you’d expect - except they still can’t figure out why all the rapes).

    Maybe the real takeaway is that “educated” is synonymous with “retarded”?

    Note that here (https://www.crimemapping.com/map/mi/annarbor#) rapes aren’t even reported. The check boxes for types of crime to display are shaded out with “n/a”. We sure wouldn’t want to notice that..

    #1 “most educated” indeed. Go Blue!

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  66. @Buffalo Joe
    If you had asked me what city in America was the least educated and third most obese I would have guessed Detroit or maybe Baltimore.

    If you had asked me what city in America was the least educated and third most obese I would have guessed Detroit or maybe Baltimore.

    The primary role of mesoamericans in the US is to distract us from negro behavior. Look, Squirrel!

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  67. istevefan says:
    @Anon
    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don't mind 'border towns' along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly 'Hispanic', it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn't matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don't need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    I wouldn’t be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don’t believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

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    If you don’t believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.
     
    Hey, I know, let’s make Canada and Mexico duke it out with the loser getting a big shiny new wall complete with minefields and cannon turrets! Canada’s Air Farce isn’t so impressive either (despite bombing Miami this year) (http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/aircraft.page) (https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-43234173/canada-s-air-force-drops-raft-through-miami-roof)

    Seems like a fair fight. Trump can build a show around it with Mark Burnett. “Apprentice: Who Gets the Wall”

    Oh, and Detriot is the biggest border town in America. The border is not the problem.

    , @Anon
    An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part... Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America.

    But Anglos lost out to Jews in elite competition, and Jews want to win with immigrant votes. Immigrants supply the votes, but Jews call the shots because they control the commanding heights. So, immigrants-yet-to-be are the True Americans, and Gay Rites is the new religion.

    Just as Anglos in the past used white immigration to settle the West and take the land from Indians, Jews now use non-white immigration to take power from whites.

    Nixon's 1972 landslide and Reagan's two huge victories(that included CA) were reminders that without Immigration, GOP would have a decisive advantage.

    So, it's not like Latinos won over Anglos. Rather, Jews won over Anglos and are using Latinos as helots and migrant-collaborators.

    The Power gets to control the flow of peoples. Stalin had the power in the USSR, and he moved people around all over. And people could not say No. Lithuanians couldn't say No to settlement of Russians there. And Africans couldn't say No to British Imperialist movement of lots of Indians to places like Kenya and South Africa. The Power decides the flow of peoples.

    When Jews say they care about Immigrants, it's another way of saying they care about their own power. Jews are not interested in Immigrants-as-Immigrants but as collaborators against whites.
    And Immigrants collaborate with Jews because they are offered White Stuff taken from whites whose success and wealth have been de-legitimatized via 'white privilege' and 'white guilt'.

    , @KenH
    America was laid low by the word "racist" which is only possible because of the racial guilt and masochism that is instilled in us (whites) at an early age.
    , @Jack D
    Why would Mexicans need attack aircraft? Who would they attack? They are poor enough without wasting their money on useless crap like jet fighters.

    If you look at Roman history, it's not at all unreal for the barbarians to want to cross into the Empire - it's perfectly understandable. The problems begin when the Empire, despite its superficial riches and power, is rotted from within and has lost civilizational confidence.
    , @Whiskey
    White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone. So they can eat pray love in the Third World without leaving home.
    , @Autochthon

    All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy....
     
    I constantly encounter this misapprehension. China's economy is larger than the F.U.S.A.'s and has been for some time; the gap widens daily. That no one seems to remark upon this change, let alone even be aware of it, speaks volumes. Imagine a world where ignorant, auto-genocidal Britons continued even now pattering on about how the sun never sets on their empire, their mighty navy rules the waves, and all the rest. The phenomenon is very much both how and why the F.U.S.A. is a failed state and its people defeated.

    Sad.
     
     
     

    , @ben tillman

    I wouldn’t be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada.
     
    Wisconsin doesn't border Canada.
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  68. TTSSYF says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Somewhat off topic but also related: Was it July 6th or 7th of 2016 when with the murder of cops in Dallas, that Steve called the election for Trump?

    I think so. I know that’s when I called it.

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  69. Screwtape says:
    @Rob McX
    Could anyone show me an article in a Mexican paper than that celebrates a town that has been taken over entirely by white Americans? Maybe Fred Reed could help.
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    That's more what I'd expect!
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  70. @FactsAreImportant

    We’re often prodded to assume that the Latin American influx is an exciting social experiment with who knows what spicy, perhaps magical, outcomes in store for us
     
    Subtle, elegant, and pierces straight to the heart of the hypocrisy. a one-sentence masterpiece.

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?

    Do you ever get the impression that the standards for being considered “innovative” in the San Francisco Bay Area really aren’t all that high?
     

    All you need to know, these days, is who are the Good Guys and who are the Bad Guys and you can fill in the rest.
     


    Allowing in refugees, even in very large numbers, does not mean Germany will no longer be Germany, of course.
     
    Of course.

    But even this slight cultural change
     
    Very slight.

    is one component of a larger European project that has required giving up, even if only by degrees, core conceits of a fully sovereign nation-state.
     
    Not “core concepts,” mind you, “core conceits.”
     

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?

    Some say that ever since he quit the PEDs and stopped writing so much about sportsball, he’s been experimenting with nootropics and entheogens..

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  71. @Arclight
    Our betters embrace the myth of the vibrant migrant because they get to virtue signal about diversity because their ancestry means they can be treated as a different racial/ethnic group. If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic - say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama - I suspect their reception would be very different.

    Oklahoma?

    So whatever became of the descendents of the Grapes-of-Wrath Dust-Bowel migration? Were they not despised — see http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=OK008? Are their descendants despised or do they not-register-on-the-radar? Are their descendants still a factor/faction/group in California or have they either left for Texas. Do they wear MAGA hats? Or have they been assimilated into California Goodwhite culture?

    This may make an interesting iSteve topic. There was a Great Migration of blacks from the sharecropper South to the Industrial North , but this and other internal migrations of whites. Whatever became of them? How are they regarded by present-day elites? Other whites of similar economic status?

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    Southern California band The Blasters, c. 1980:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCbajj3k4mg

    , @AnotherDad

    So whatever became of the descendents of the Grapes-of-Wrath Dust-Bowel migration?
     
    Unless they are cops, firemen, etc. sticking it out of a generous California pension, they have mostly left. For Texas--as you note--but also Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and--lesser extent--Idaho, Utah or the South.

    No i don't think they absorbed good white culture. And yes, MAGA hats, lots of MAGA hats.
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  72. Ed says:
    @24AheadDotCom
    Posts like this are great, unless your goal is to stop amnesty etc. Posts like this make cons feel better, but they obviously don't work.

    If they did work, then all those leaders who support amnesty - Trump, Pelosi, all Dem leaders, virtually all GOP leaders, the MSM, the entire establishment, etc. etc. - wouldn't support amnesty.

    Really think about that for a second: posts like this are presented as the way to oppose amnesty, etc. Yet, almost zero leaders truly oppose amnesty. If posts like this were effective, wouldn't more leaders truly oppose amnesty?

    A smart alternative would be to concentrate on pointing out to the Dem base that Big Biz and their leaders agree. Taint their leaders as pro-Big Biz. That's accurate and it will put those leaders in a dire position. Who's interested in doing things that smart way?

    Dumb comment alert, Trump doesn’t support amnesty.

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  73. Ed says:
    @Arclight
    Our betters embrace the myth of the vibrant migrant because they get to virtue signal about diversity because their ancestry means they can be treated as a different racial/ethnic group. If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic - say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama - I suspect their reception would be very different.

    It says a lot that the group most upset about Trump’s immigration policies aren’t Hispanics or blacks but affluent white ladies in the suburbs.

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    The anger has nothing whatever to do with immigration. They rage at Melania. She’s beautiful, stylish, feminine. Affluent suburban women in America not so much.
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  74. Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?

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    Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?
     
    That's quite common in South Texas.
    , @J1234

    Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?
     

    That makes sense. Here's an assemblage of photos of Mexican presidents from before WW2 to today. Only Valdes and Ordaz look conspicuously Hispanic. Calderon slightly so. A few others may have slightly dark looking complexions, but that's about it. Mexicans seem to prefer putting white looking people in charge.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_of_Mexico#Modern_Mexico_(1934%E2%80%93present)


    A family member was close to moving to McAllen for a spouse's career. Was very relieved when it didn't happen. This family member is liberal leaning, so the reluctance was expressed as the usual, "poor schools" and "it's not very clean" arguments. Yeah, right.

    , @republic
    The last mayor of El Paso, which has about 20% non Hispanic whites was a jew. The place also has a holocaust museum!
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  75. OT: 532 Days Later, All Charges Against Trump Inauguration Protesters Are Officially Dropped

    (https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/06/charges-trump-inauguration-protesters/)

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  76. @Anonymous
    Forced latinization is a nightmare. Entire cities fall off the national radar.

    For good reason: nothing much is going on in the place now that the non-latins have evacuated.

    San Fernando Valley used to be on America's radar. Now it's a dead zone.

    Miami proper is worse. It no longer has any place in the national conversation.

    The list goes on...

    Miami proper is worse. It no longer has any place in the national conversation.

    Miami is a poor example. It’s unlike any other American city due to the mind boggling wealth on Brickell, the Beach, the Islands (Biscayne, Brickell, Fisher, Palm, Star, Venetian, Indian Creek, and up to Williams). It’s skyline blossoms yet again with new luxury high rises (ten at my last count) in the never ending cycle of construction on the bay. Trump’s Blue Monster is just west of MIA while affluent Coral Gables and Pinecrest are just South.

    Without the drug money and the weather (which draws the non-drug money), Miami would be a basket case. But as long as Americans use coke and dope, as long as Miami has the best weather in the nation in January, it’s a bizarre dichotomy of fabulous wealth (Art Basel anyone?) and Central American dysfunction (which the wealthy can safely avoid seeing).

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  77. Ck1 says:
    @South Texas Guy
    That's quote shopping if I've ever seen it. I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and even if most Mexican Americans there vote dem, it doesn't mean they're wild about or even especially tolerant of illegals.
    And as far as the not feeling safe at night, l wonder where that came from.
    The fat thing may or may not be true.

    Quote shopping is right. He didnt allow a contrary opinion in his article. It would have been easy to find a contrary opinion in McAllen.

    The author acts like speaking in Tex-Mex is a new exotic thing. (“Vaya Con Dios, My Darling” Freddy Fender). (Hasta la vista, baby)

    If you grew up in the RGV before the 90′s there were considerably less fat people. I am from Corpus all you have to do is look through old photos from the newspapers. Spring break photos are good examples of how people have plumped up.

    The feeling safe at night is probably people thinking about their daughters or the questions somehow included letting your daughter out at night.

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  78. Carol says:
    @Arclight
    Our betters embrace the myth of the vibrant migrant because they get to virtue signal about diversity because their ancestry means they can be treated as a different racial/ethnic group. If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic - say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama - I suspect their reception would be very different.

    Plenty of Okies, Arkies and blacks arrived in socal during WWII and the natives didn’t like it much then. My parents had rentals and my tres liberal mom said Okies were the worst.

    But the music scene got pretty interesting.

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  79. Bubba says:
    @Autochthon
    So the Mexicans make all those nifty roof-racks you are so famous for?

    LOL! I think their corporate office is in Oregon. They use beautiful photos of the Cascade mountains usually with Mount Rainier in the background. I used to live near Yakima and it is a high desert plain (sagebrush and tumbleweeds) with loads of farms growing apples, cherries, grapes, asparagus, etc… And to add to Jay Fink’s comment – it is flooded with recent 3rd world immigrants from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East who bring the violent crime and tribal, cultural dysfunction from their native lands (just ask the schoolteachers and police). When I’d make the trip to Costco on a weekend, I felt like I was the only one who spoke English in the whole crowded, jam-packed store. Which reminds me of a puzzling question – why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

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    [W]hy do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?
     
    Why?! Afendi, it is the will of Allah! (Or Ganesha, or La Virgin de Guadalupe, or...the Monkey King...or...something....)
    , @E. Rekshun
    why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

    In Miami, the Cuban extended family, including the elderly grandmother, two or three rambunctious toddlers, and one infant in a baby carriage, cram the aisles at Home Depot on a Saturday afternoon to buy a can of paint.

    Oh, and about El Paso - I once took a lengthy on-line quiz at bestplaces.net and, oddly, El Paso turned up to be the projected ideal location for me to reside; though I've never been w/i 700 miles of the place for more than 3 days.
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  80. @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

    If you don’t believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Hey, I know, let’s make Canada and Mexico duke it out with the loser getting a big shiny new wall complete with minefields and cannon turrets! Canada’s Air Farce isn’t so impressive either (despite bombing Miami this year) (http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/aircraft.page) (https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-43234173/canada-s-air-force-drops-raft-through-miami-roof)

    Seems like a fair fight. Trump can build a show around it with Mark Burnett. “Apprentice: Who Gets the Wall”

    Oh, and Detriot is the biggest border town in America. The border is not the problem.

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    Canada has over 100 F-18s and are on the verge of getting a replacement fighter. So their air force is pretty impressive given their population size.
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  81. @Simple and Pseudonymic
    I've heard the stats about Hispanic obesity, but it's really getting out of control among whites too.

    I used to live in a working class red area, but moved to urban Boston a while back. I just spent a mini-vacation back in my old haunts, and wow.... maybe my perception of normalcy has changed, maybe my crowd has gotten a little older, but man do people look rough. Rampant obesity, tattoos, slovenly dress- it's really getting bad. Red State America looks like it got hit by a truck.

    I'm over my libertarian phase- bring on the regulation like we did for smoking. A $10 per bag tax on Doritos would be a good start.

    You’re right,

    And how about simply enforcing public decorum and indecency laws? Fines and if need be arrests for people wearing their clothes so that we must see their ass, their pubic area, etc.

    Tougher penalties if they are touching their genitals in public, which seems to be a popular pastime for, say, a quarter of the male Africans (and almost nobody else). Actually, it’s fine if the cops beat the Hell out of men who do that in front of women and children, before taking them to jail.

    Same for broadcasting “F—-“ and the like in restaurants, stores, buses and other public spaces, which is nonstop 24/7 here in oh so progressive SoCal. Fine them heavily. If it keeps happening, throw in jail for a short stint.

    LIBERTARIANISM ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY, YES, BUT IT IS PAST TIME TO GO SINGAPORE ON THEIR ASS IN PUBLIC. We must forcibly RECLAIM A DECENT, CLEAN, QUIETER, RESPECTFUL, SAFE SOCIETY AGAINST THESE AMORAL CREEPS WHEN THEY STEP OUTSIDE TO JOIN THE REST OF US,

    Don’t think that it’s quote Red States, either.

    We live in LA and slovenly, obese, vulgar, and tattooed perfectly describes almost a majority of white people —I didn’t say young white people, but extending more now into the 40s and beyond — and it’s much worse among the Africans and Mexicans.

    People of all races here waddle around cursing loudly and freely, smoking in other people’s faces on the sidewalks (including the faces of children), and generally acting like rude, stupid, selfabsorbed, childish affronts to society. Asians to a somewhat lesser extent, thought they are not preventing a lot of thier kids from becoming fat, slovenly, indecent, vulgar, and ignorant too.

    We need to mind our business more about what people do on their own property, but stand up to these semisavages out in society and smack them down hard through the law and otherwise.

    Sincerely,
    Lee Kwan RadicalCenter

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  82. @South Texas Guy
    That's quote shopping if I've ever seen it. I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and even if most Mexican Americans there vote dem, it doesn't mean they're wild about or even especially tolerant of illegals.
    And as far as the not feeling safe at night, l wonder where that came from.
    The fat thing may or may not be true.

    I’d theyre still voting Dem now, pendejo, they’re pretty damn “tolerant of illegals.”

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  83. Pepe says:

    I go up to the McAllen area twice a year to renew my border paperwork. I usually spend about a week there.

    It’s a pretty decent city that’s mostly all about shopping. Very little culture, but it does have a Barnes and Noble.

    The locals vote Democratic, but they are very leery of Mexico and, in general, they are against illegal immigration. Most have stopped going over the bridge to Mexico for fear of crime.

    There’s a strong Indian (subcontinent) presence. They own a lot of the small businesses, such as hotels and convenience stores. I stay at a hotel owned by a Singh. All the employees at the hotel are illegal immigrants, which is why it’s so cheap. $50.00 a night for two beds, fridge, microwave and HBO. 29.99 for one bed and no fridge or micro. Everything is pretty cheap along the border. You can get $2.99 breakfast specials, etc.

    It’s a great area to find ridiculously cheap items in the flea markets and elsewhere. You can buy repaired washing machines and full sized fridges for $75-$100 in the dozens of little shops that line the roads heading down to the border and at the flea markets. $1.00 pirated cd’s and movies. It’s a worth a trip just to experience it.

    The used clothing industry is huge. There are football field sized warehouses all over, stuffed with 100 and 1,000 pound packs of used clothing. The clothing is sold by the pound, usually less than a dollar a pound. Tens of thousands of Mexicans in Mexico make a living selling the used clothing on the streets. I’m sure most Americans would be surprised to learn that much of their donated used clothing is being sold for profit in Mexico. Ostensibly it’s illegal, but bribes take are of everything. Ditto used vehicles.

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    Knew a woman, Army veteran, from the valley, she was a Tex-Mex and proud. I heard a tale about a former candidate for Governor of Texas, Clayton Wheat Williams who was accused of having end of the round up bashes on his RGV ranch. The cowboys were treated to "honey hunts" where prostitutes from Mexico were hidden about the landscape to be found by ranch hands on horseback. When they were found the treasures, He the cowboys jumped out of the horse saddle and into another saddle.

    I told her this was ridiculous and the news media were faking it in a time before fake news became the only news. She told me that it was true and well known. Also noted a custom of taking a 15 year old boy "across the river" to introduce him to the joy of sex. Now I understand why "Mamas don't want their babies to grow up to cowboys".
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  84. @The Alarmist
    0.137 pounds per person. That's not even a statistically significant variance from one's daily variations, but OK, here's your participation trophy, people of McAllen.

    Nobody told them they couldn’t celebrate with churros each time they lose a pound.

    Well, heck, I’ve done that too, but only after losing TEN pounds.

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  85. Pepe says:
    @education realist
    Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?

    Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?

    That’s quite common in South Texas.

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  86. @Achmed E. Newman
    Haha, between your comment and about 3 in a row under another iSteve post, you've reminded me to go ahead and write a post I'd thought of on my blog about immigration and the "Foodies" (I downloaded appropriate photos a few months ago). They aren't the sole instigator, but they sure think it's important to have "food choice". Downloading and following a recipe is a concept that has not yet occured to them. It's like work and all.

    Right on. Another thing that hasn’t occurred to them: we could have all the native cuisines you want here in the USA just by offering temporary residency — NEVER permanent residency and NEVER CITIZENSHIP — restaurant visas, if you will, to fewer than 300,000 foreigners (1 for every 100 US Citizens).

    For each one who absconds into the USA and tries to overstay, that country loses one visa spot until he is apprehended or killed. Requiring the family to post LARGE bonds as security would also deter overstays and flight. Also, if someone flees from a family, seize the restaurant where they worked and deport all of them.

    Compare several hundred thousand rotating foreign residents operating restaurants, to a hundred million foreigners colonizing and taking over, which is our developing scenario now. Somehow I don’t think the anti-white powers in this country — I can’t just say “anti-white left” — are really just doing what they “have to” do to get diverse restaurants.

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    Yep, it's pretty late already for it, but some sort of policies for preventing visa overstayers on non-immigrant visas especially tourist ones, must be implemented, like yesterday. These bonds would have to involve some kind of leins on property or more on the Chinese, as many of the wealthy with their ill-begotten gains from China can afford to lose a half million or so, if that's what it takes (not saying they wouldn't be pretty pissed off!).

    I just put up the Foodies post yesterday, BTW.
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  87. J1234 says:
    @education realist
    Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?

    Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?

    That makes sense. Here’s an assemblage of photos of Mexican presidents from before WW2 to today. Only Valdes and Ordaz look conspicuously Hispanic. Calderon slightly so. A few others may have slightly dark looking complexions, but that’s about it. Mexicans seem to prefer putting white looking people in charge.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_of_Mexico#Modern_Mexico_(1934%E2%80%93present)

    A family member was close to moving to McAllen for a spouse’s career. Was very relieved when it didn’t happen. This family member is liberal leaning, so the reluctance was expressed as the usual, “poor schools” and “it’s not very clean” arguments. Yeah, right.

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  88. Lot says:
    @Anonymous
    McAllen is a safe city. Violent crime below the national average. It's just on the border with a town suffering from a drug war, making people feel unsafe. Hispanic cities are a lot more comfortable than what anti-immigration propagandists imagine.

    https://realestate.usnews.com/places/california/stockton/crime

    “Stockton’s violent and property crime rates are exceedingly higher than the state and national average”

    Low hispanic crime revisionists love to mention Santa Ana as a low crime hispanic city, except:

    1. It isn’t actually that low in crime ( http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Santa-Ana-California.html )

    2. It benefits from policing elsewhere because it is right in the middle of the very wealthy Orange County.

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  89. @Anon
    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don't mind 'border towns' along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly 'Hispanic', it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn't matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don't need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

    Dittoes… up here in Coldwater, MI (pop. 10,800) we have little Mexico, little Yemen (only bonus is the public school has a competitive soccer squad) and I have been seeing more Africans and Central Americans (my assumption since they are single males who walk or ride bikes and hang out at the ethnic food store downtown). Clemens Food Group opened a slaughterhouse in 2017 and Mastronardi Produce has some huge greenhouses that were built in 2011 and I know wages are not good enough to attract many whites. Add the meth-head whites and I am sure we are looking like many small towns in America.

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  90. Interesting that the current intercollegiate chess championship team is University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley. It consists of foreign student grandmasters: GM Vladimir Belous (2684), GM Kamil Dragun (2686), GM Andrey Stukopin (2683), GM Carlos Antonio Hevia Alejano (2569), GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan (2679).

    So there is high intellectual activity in the RGV, but it’s not people crossing illegally.

    https://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/news/press-releases/2018/april-01-new-national-champions/index.htm

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  91. Anon[420] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

    An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part… Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America.

    But Anglos lost out to Jews in elite competition, and Jews want to win with immigrant votes. Immigrants supply the votes, but Jews call the shots because they control the commanding heights. So, immigrants-yet-to-be are the True Americans, and Gay Rites is the new religion.

    Just as Anglos in the past used white immigration to settle the West and take the land from Indians, Jews now use non-white immigration to take power from whites.

    Nixon’s 1972 landslide and Reagan’s two huge victories(that included CA) were reminders that without Immigration, GOP would have a decisive advantage.

    So, it’s not like Latinos won over Anglos. Rather, Jews won over Anglos and are using Latinos as helots and migrant-collaborators.

    The Power gets to control the flow of peoples. Stalin had the power in the USSR, and he moved people around all over. And people could not say No. Lithuanians couldn’t say No to settlement of Russians there. And Africans couldn’t say No to British Imperialist movement of lots of Indians to places like Kenya and South Africa. The Power decides the flow of peoples.

    When Jews say they care about Immigrants, it’s another way of saying they care about their own power. Jews are not interested in Immigrants-as-Immigrants but as collaborators against whites.
    And Immigrants collaborate with Jews because they are offered White Stuff taken from whites whose success and wealth have been de-legitimatized via ‘white privilege’ and ‘white guilt’.

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  92. Druid says:
    @Anon

    you can get damn good fajitas down
     
    Yeah, some indeterminate meat slopped in a corn shell or sad flour flat thing. The height of shit cuisine. :(

    Cooked in tons of lard!

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  93. prusmc says:
    @Anon
    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don't mind 'border towns' along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly 'Hispanic', it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn't matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don't need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

    Anom 121

    Who wants Boulder, Colorado to be Border, Colorado? Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Gary Gardner, most of the representatives to Congress and the state legislature, the student body, faculty and staff of the University of Colorado for starters

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  95. Mj says:
    @22pp22
    Jason Richwine's work can be downloaded and read by anyone.

    More pointless anecdotal data. A red white and blue restaurant menu. Who cares? As my old stats teacher would say, if your not thinking quantitatively, you're not thinking at all.

    Stats teacher is wrong. Qualitative thinking is thinking, too. Take beauty, for example. Beauty cannot be understood, or fully understood, with mathematics. Let’s say mass immigration from the third-world genuinely benefited ordinary American citizens (benefited economically, that is). I, for one, could not care less. The US needs beauty, not baubles. Third-world types bring their ugliness with them. There is too much ugliness in America already-too many cities are ugly, too many people are fat slobs, too many dress slovenly.

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    “Third-world types bring their ugliness with them. There is too much ugliness in America already.”

    Oh lord yes. Visit Jackson Heights in Queens. It may be the most diverse neighborhood in the world. Walk the main drag of Roosevelt Avenue. It is a swarming sea of ugly. It’s like the invasion of the mole people happened. It’s the most depressing thing you can imagine. But hey, they have a Tibetan restaurant! Can you beat that?

    Tastes like the same old third world crap
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  96. Alfa158 says:
    @Tiny Duck
    It's the future so you guys better get us d to it!



    How does it feel? Knowing your daughters will bear Chikdren of Color and stinky mayonnaise pale skin ands blue eyes and blonde hair will disapperar

    You’re backsliding young Padwan. Remember, only one bit of word gibberish per posting makes the point without looking like overkill.

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    That kind of mission creep of "charity" organizations is starting to piss me off. MADD has been doing that stuff - they were supposed to be about dangerous drunk drivers, but they became all about keeping people from drinking even 2 beers anywhere outside the home. (Uber has foiled their plans quite a bit!)

    It seems the same with these doctors.

    Doctors sans Frontières

    has, via mission creep, morphed into:

    Assholes sans Derrières
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  98. BenKenobi says:
    @Anon
    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don't mind 'border towns' along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly 'Hispanic', it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn't matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don't need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

    it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side

    I once spent a couple months in Fort Bliss. While there we were given a total of 24 hours leave in El Paso. One the bus ride into the city we were taking some highway off-ramp that passed right by the border. I noticed the stark brown/green difference between the two sides of the fence. Then I saw some barrio on the Mexican side with (what appeared to be) Federales in full tactical gear hopping out of two black SUV’s and running across someone’s lawn.

    It’s a memory that has stayed with me.

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  99. KenH says:

    Over the years people in Texas tell me that if you’re near the border on the U.S. side and there’s a Mexican in distress trying to flag you down or laying by the side of the road not to stop as it’s often a ruse to rob and steal the vehicle of the good Samaritan.

    The other thing they say is that if you live in a border town you cannot let your daughters out after about 6pm and definitely not after 9pm. If you do then you then they run the risk of being kidnapped by Mexican human traffickers.

    For some reason these examples of cultural enrichment and vibrancy never make into mainstream narratives about the wonders of open borders.

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  100. KenH says:
    @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

    America was laid low by the word “racist” which is only possible because of the racial guilt and masochism that is instilled in us (whites) at an early age.

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    America was laid low by the word “racist”
     
    Historians will note that the word "racist" was the Kryptonite of the European world. What weapons could not do, this word could.
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  101. Jack D says:
    @Anon
    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don't mind 'border towns' along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly 'Hispanic', it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn't matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don't need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions.

    False. If you have two connected bodies of water and one is higher than the other, the water will only flow in one direction. If you have two countries at different economic levels, people will mostly move from the poorer to the richer one. Polish plumbers move to England but English plumbers never set out for Warsaw.

    2nd there is more flow than you think. Mexican culture IS highly influenced by American culture and has been since the 1st American settlers appeared in Texas. Mexicans tend to Mexicanize American culture (just as Americans Americanize Mexican culture – see Taco Bell) so that we may not even recognize the connection after it has been distorted thru the Mexican lens, but the influence is there. The border culture in fact exists (in different ways) on both sides of the border. There are in fact (some) Americans (mostly retirees) living in places like Baja California. Mexican border areas are different (in ways both good and bad) than those in the interior.

    However, the dose makes the poison. There has always been cultural interaction between Mexico and the US and as long as the # of Mexicans was kept modest, it was mostly harmless. The problems begin when the “guests” outnumber the “hosts” . Going back to the water analogy, unless you put in some sort of dam or sluice gate, the water will keep pouring from one to the other until the levels are equalized (or all of the water has flowed from one to the other). I have no desire to see the US equalized at some level halfway between the US and Mexico or for the entire population of Mexico to move to the US.

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    @Anon

    you can get damn good fajitas down
     
    Yeah, some indeterminate meat slopped in a corn shell or sad flour flat thing. The height of shit cuisine. :(

    There’s no accounting for taste but fajitas are really Tex-Mex and not Mexican. One of the ways that is manifested is that they actually contain recognizable piece of steak whereas real Mexican cuisine usually uses little minced up bits of offal – tongue and tripe, etc.

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  103. Jack D says:
    @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

    Why would Mexicans need attack aircraft? Who would they attack? They are poor enough without wasting their money on useless crap like jet fighters.

    If you look at Roman history, it’s not at all unreal for the barbarians to want to cross into the Empire – it’s perfectly understandable. The problems begin when the Empire, despite its superficial riches and power, is rotted from within and has lost civilizational confidence.

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    This is a major point in Douglas Murray's book: that the [childless] European elite has stopped believing in their own civilization.

    Also fits with Murray's *Human Accomplishment,* that the greatest works of culture come from periods of existential confidence.
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  104. Whiskey says: • Website
    @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

    White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone. So they can eat pray love in the Third World without leaving home.

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    "White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone."

    No.

    White women crave a strong pimp hand.

    White men fear prison.

    The solution? Don't imprison men when they give women what they want. Admit that a woman at times wants to feel a man's strength upon her body, wants to be dominated and sometimes punished.

    Sure, women will complain about it, but complaining about men is among white women's favorite pastimes. Let her whine-brag to her girlfriends that you're an awful brute.
    , @mharper42
    Bullshit. Yes, there are lots of scatter-brained white women. But the majority of white women do not hate the West and its mores. Especially once married, and once a parent, white women are a bulwark against the forces of primitivism that seek to overwhelm the West.
    , @istevefan
    Whiskey, I think all in all you are on the right side. But when it comes to this issue of white women you clearly have an idée fixe.
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  105. Rod1963 says:
    @Jay Fink
    Note most of the places where people feel unsafe to walk after dark are NOT the most violent cities in America. The reason these places are perceived by their residents to be so dangerous is that Mexicans are not trusting. Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans....they don't trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family.

    Not trusting people is like a religion to Mexicans….they don’t trust anyone, including other Mexicans. They only trust their own immediate family.

    Quite true, when the Mexicans opened a grocery store chain here in So CA called Vallarta, the first thing I noticed was the presence of armed guards. But they understood their clientele.

    Even the mainline grocery stores out here like Stater Brothers now have security patrolling the isles and have reconfigured how you enter and exit so as to catch shop lifters. This all came about after the Mexican and black populations kept getting bigger. Other stores like Albertsons have done away with self-check out because of the rash of thefts it caused.

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  106. . . . said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American . . .

    By the third-generation, most of my family tree was just plain American.

    The exceptions being the English pioneer/settlers who came over in the 1600′s.
    They married early and had big families young in those days, so maybe five or six generations before those branches of the family tree became just American – by virtue of fighting our War of Independence.

    Oh – that means they created America. Instead of just showing up and taking from a civilization somebody else created. Interesting. There were some Spaniards in New Spain that helped American Independence but I don’t think the people in this story have any connection.

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    Keep in mind that for Mexicans, 3 generations is not a lot of time . Your abuela might only be like 24 years old.
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  107. @AndrewR
    At last Amazon board meeting:

    Board member: "Hey Jeff, we can't possibly get our profits any higher. Our workers are already pissing in bottles at their work stations because we don't let them take any breaks."

    Bezos: "Not with that attitude."

    [Bezos dials WaPo chief editor]

    Chief editor: "Yes, Mr. Bezos? What can I do for you today, sir?"

    Bezos: "We need at least 50% more pro-immigration articles. I'm trying to be the world's first trillionaire by 2030."

    If only Jeff had been tall,the world might be a better place.

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  108. lindybill says:

    You don’t have to take a survey to find these things out. Just check the demographics for high minority population. The higher the minority, the worst the schools and the higher the crime. The only exception is near military bases where the requirements for enlistment attract better minorities.

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  109. @AnotherDad
    Steve you a demeaning the residents of McAllen. Sure they may have weight issues--let's face it America has weight issues.

    But McAllen residents are go-getters. You can see that if you read to the end of the article:

    McAllen recently won a statewide community health challenge for the It's Time Texas Challenge where more than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds.
     

    “More than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds.”

    They’d lose that many pounds by weighing in, taking a piss, and weighing in again.

    The funniest part is the author was paying McAllen denizens a sincere compliment and, undoubtedly, could not grok the maths. Most fakestream journos are innumerate.

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    AGREED about the innumeracy of reporters.

    (BTW, in my comment with that The Office scene, I didn't mean truck scale, more like a loading dock scale to weigh pallets.
    , @Bill Jones
    Lt 2 ozs each.
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  110. @Whiskey
    White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone. So they can eat pray love in the Third World without leaving home.

    “White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone.”

    No.

    White women crave a strong pimp hand.

    White men fear prison.

    The solution? Don’t imprison men when they give women what they want. Admit that a woman at times wants to feel a man’s strength upon her body, wants to be dominated and sometimes punished.

    Sure, women will complain about it, but complaining about men is among white women’s favorite pastimes. Let her whine-brag to her girlfriends that you’re an awful brute.

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    The answer is in the good book .
    Genesis 3_16 :
    To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you
    , @republic
    The age of consent is Mexico is 12 years old!
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  111. @Reg Cæsar
    "Latin American" = Mr Roarke

    "Latino" = Tattoo

    http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/38400000/Mr-Roarke-and-Tattoo-fantasy-island-tv-show-38449909-225-300.jpg

    Nobody seems to know this, but Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize) was actually French: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herv%C3%A9_Villechaize

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    Nobody seems to know this, but Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize) was actually French:

     

    Villechaize was indeed French-- I've known that for over 40 years-- but was Tattoo? Whence came this Tattoo creature?

    Actually, Villechaize was of part-Philippine descent. So he'd likely have some Spanish blood.

    A few years before Fantasy Island debuted, a picture ran, in either Modern Photography or Popular Photography, of a "young Mexican" in LA. No name was given, but I swear it was Villechaize.

    So Tattoo could very well pass as Mexican. And it sounds like had he survived, he'd have been a candidate for #MeToo.
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  112. @Arclight
    Our betters embrace the myth of the vibrant migrant because they get to virtue signal about diversity because their ancestry means they can be treated as a different racial/ethnic group. If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic - say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama - I suspect their reception would be very different.

    If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic – say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama – I suspect their reception would be very different.

    No need to suspect. Historically, that’s exactly how it happened with the ‘Okies’ and ‘Arkies’ fleeing the Dustbowl to look for work in SoCal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okie#Great_Depression_usage

    Now ask yourself: does Merle Haggard compare at all unfavorably with Los Tigres del Norte?

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  113. @Anon
    ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life
    “This is a border culture, so these people are not monsters to us,” said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American whose family runs Maria’s.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don't mind 'border towns' along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.

    Also, it must be much better living on the US side of the border than on the Mexican side. So, even though the town is mostly 'Hispanic', it benefits from being part of a nation that is NOT run by Mexicans and their ilk.

    After all, if it doesn't matter, why not go live on the OTHER side of the border? Despite all the corruption and problems in the US, why are US institutions better than Mexican ones? Why is US police better than Mexican police? Why is US government better than Mexican government?

    All border areas have mixed communities. Same with some border areas between China and Russia. But there is a core China that remains Chinese, and there is a core Russia that wants to remain Russian. Border areas remain along the border.

    But if the border culture keeps moving inland, there is no nation. Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    Also, a sane border culture would have equal flow in both directions. So, some gringos will settle south of the border, and some burritos will settle north of the border. But instead, we have one-way migration-invasion. The Mexican side of the border is not being gringo-ized but the American side of the border is being burrito-ized. We don't need no stinking borderization.

    No Borderlo por favor.

    Who wants Boulder Co to turn into Border Co?

    There are few places in America where such a development would be an improvement, but I’m afraid that Boulder might be one of them. It’s a salad of the worst aspects of San Francisco, Amherst, Mass., and Aspen.

    I think Colorado has firmly surpassed California as the most annoying state in the Union. Lift a Coors Lite.

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  114. benjaminl says:
    @Jack D
    Why would Mexicans need attack aircraft? Who would they attack? They are poor enough without wasting their money on useless crap like jet fighters.

    If you look at Roman history, it's not at all unreal for the barbarians to want to cross into the Empire - it's perfectly understandable. The problems begin when the Empire, despite its superficial riches and power, is rotted from within and has lost civilizational confidence.

    This is a major point in Douglas Murray’s book: that the [childless] European elite has stopped believing in their own civilization.

    Also fits with Murray’s *Human Accomplishment,* that the greatest works of culture come from periods of existential confidence.

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  115. Mj says:
    @Ed
    It says a lot that the group most upset about Trump’s immigration policies aren’t Hispanics or blacks but affluent white ladies in the suburbs.

    The anger has nothing whatever to do with immigration. They rage at Melania. She’s beautiful, stylish, feminine. Affluent suburban women in America not so much.

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  116. You know you have been totally Mexicanized when you start seeing those black velvet paintings for sale in open air markets. You know, the ones of Elvis and that blonde lady with no shirt.

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  117. Jack D says:
    @Sarah Toga

    . . . said Carolina Garza, 31, a third-generation Mexican-American . . .
     
    By the third-generation, most of my family tree was just plain American.

    The exceptions being the English pioneer/settlers who came over in the 1600's.
    They married early and had big families young in those days, so maybe five or six generations before those branches of the family tree became just American - by virtue of fighting our War of Independence.

    Oh - that means they created America. Instead of just showing up and taking from a civilization somebody else created. Interesting. There were some Spaniards in New Spain that helped American Independence but I don't think the people in this story have any connection.

    Keep in mind that for Mexicans, 3 generations is not a lot of time . Your abuela might only be like 24 years old.

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  118. @Jake
    Large numbers of the Mexicans in McAllen will have dropped out of school, even as early as late grade school. Most blacks in the US are bribed to stay in school through high school.
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  119. Anon7 says:

    Non-English-speaking towns in America aren’t that unusual, we’ve had them for a long time. See if you can tell the difference between this immigrant family from 100 years ago, and modern-day immigrant families.

    Lawrence Welk was born in the German-speaking community of Strasburg, North Dakota. He was sixth of the eight children of Ludwig and Christiana (née Schwahn) Welk, Roman Catholic ethnic Germans who immigrated in 1892 from Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine).

    The family lived on a homestead. They spent the cold North Dakota winter of their first year inside an upturned wagon covered in sod. Growing up speaking German and English, Welk left school during fourth grade to work full-time on the family farm.

    Are there any Democrat voters who can tell the difference between receiving permission to emigrate and then being given the choice to work hard or die from cold or starvation, and entering the USA illegally to take advantage of free money? Can it be explained to them?

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  120. Lloyd1927 says:

    The Cubans who fled Castro’s revolution did create a little Cuba in South Florida, displacing both white and black Anglos. They became the ruling elite. Anglos who could not speak Spanish had a very hard time finding jobs. The Cubans were also showered with socialist-style benefits by the federal government. They couldn’t risk any Cubans falling into the gutter, since that would have made propaganda for the Castro regime.

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

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  121. @Spotted Toad
    This Atul Gawande article about McAllen having the highest Medicare costs per enrollee- $3,000 per person more than the average person in McAllen makes!- from the lead up to Obamacare passage made a big splash in liberal policy journo circles-
    eh, I guess that was yesterday’s news.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/06/01/the-cost-conundrum

    Thanks for linking to that. Seeing “McAllen” reminded me that I’d once read a piece by Gawande, in which McAllen is either touted as an example or condemned as a failure, in a comparison with another city, demographically similar but distinguished by its health care business model, which happened to be more like what a government-run system would be like. Or as you suggest, a journommercial for Obamacare.

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  122. @Anon7
    Non-English-speaking towns in America aren’t that unusual, we’ve had them for a long time. See if you can tell the difference between this immigrant family from 100 years ago, and modern-day immigrant families.

    Lawrence Welk was born in the German-speaking community of Strasburg, North Dakota. He was sixth of the eight children of Ludwig and Christiana (née Schwahn) Welk, Roman Catholic ethnic Germans who immigrated in 1892 from Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine).

    The family lived on a homestead. They spent the cold North Dakota winter of their first year inside an upturned wagon covered in sod. Growing up speaking German and English, Welk left school during fourth grade to work full-time on the family farm.
     
    Are there any Democrat voters who can tell the difference between receiving permission to emigrate and then being given the choice to work hard or die from cold or starvation, and entering the USA illegally to take advantage of free money? Can it be explained to them?

    Nope.

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  123. @Inquiring Mind
    Oklahoma?

    So whatever became of the descendents of the Grapes-of-Wrath Dust-Bowel migration? Were they not despised -- see http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=OK008? Are their descendants despised or do they not-register-on-the-radar? Are their descendants still a factor/faction/group in California or have they either left for Texas. Do they wear MAGA hats? Or have they been assimilated into California Goodwhite culture?

    This may make an interesting iSteve topic. There was a Great Migration of blacks from the sharecropper South to the Industrial North , but this and other internal migrations of whites. Whatever became of them? How are they regarded by present-day elites? Other whites of similar economic status?

    Southern California band The Blasters, c. 1980:

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  124. @Paul Jolliffe
    Steve didn't mention it, but McAllen Texas also has the nation's lowest employment rate for young adults (under the age of 25): 50.6%.

    Even more relevant, Time Magazine admits that this rate has been low "for some time" - decades actually. Of course, this further proves Steve's point that there's not much generational uplift for certain immigrant groups, even over a very long period of time.

    Anyway, that's a lot of "vibrancy" rotting away on the border.

    https://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/01/10-cities-where-young-people-cant-find-work/3/

    Thanks.

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  125. MarkinLA says:
    @24AheadDotCom
    Posts like this are great, unless your goal is to stop amnesty etc. Posts like this make cons feel better, but they obviously don't work.

    If they did work, then all those leaders who support amnesty - Trump, Pelosi, all Dem leaders, virtually all GOP leaders, the MSM, the entire establishment, etc. etc. - wouldn't support amnesty.

    Really think about that for a second: posts like this are presented as the way to oppose amnesty, etc. Yet, almost zero leaders truly oppose amnesty. If posts like this were effective, wouldn't more leaders truly oppose amnesty?

    A smart alternative would be to concentrate on pointing out to the Dem base that Big Biz and their leaders agree. Taint their leaders as pro-Big Biz. That's accurate and it will put those leaders in a dire position. Who's interested in doing things that smart way?

    Everybody knows about the cheap labor angle. Only white workers who haven’t been brainwashed about diversity care. The political class won’t care until the stupid whites care.

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    "Cindy" says: "Go on and write your own 200% more effective posts, then. Nobody’s stopping you."

    I've written thousands of more effective posts since 2002 at my site, at Malkin's old immigration blog, and elsewhere. Those like you are too deranged to help use and amplify them. Some of my objectively far superior talking points are at my name's link; if you disagree then list the talking points that have proven superior with metrics.

    "Whitey Whiteman III" completely fails to understand my point and ckazala: "Holy shit, kid, I think you just saved America."

    "Ed" skazala: "Dumb comment alert, Trump doesn’t support amnesty."

    Yes he has; see my Trump category for a dozen or more instances of him doing just that. You got distracted by his "Wall". Not only does he support amnesty, so too does every top admin employee: Marc Short (a Koch stooge), Kellyanne (linked to the Kochs and paid by Zuckerberg to deceive about immigration), Pence (had his own amnesty plan), etc. etc.

    "MarkInLA" says: "Everybody knows about the cheap labor angle. Only white workers who haven’t been brainwashed about diversity care. The political class won’t care until the stupid whites care."

    The Big Biz angle is a stopper: if a Dem/DSA leader is confronted with how pro-Big Biz their policies are in the proper forum, they simply can't continue to support those policies.

    E.g., instead of "Fauxcahontas" and other childish BS, Trump could call out Warren for how she'd help U.S. Chamber reduce wages. If he were smart and patriotic, he could present a valid case that many in her base would be forced to agree with. He lacks the smarts and patriotism to do that and so far so too do his cultists.
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  126. Neoconned says:

    Come on Steve Texas isn’t that bad.

    My late great aunt and great uncle had several houses around the world. Later in life my aunt sold her homes though in Germany, Vegas and Brownsville(beach home) and settled in Toronto for whatever reason.

    South Texas is probably the 1 part of Texas I haven’t spent time in but it really can’t be that bad.

    I was in El Paso last summer & the worst thing I had to worry about were the trannies coming out of pride square hitting on me and also the Papa Roach metal heads coming out of their little concert….

    Same with San Antonio or Houston….rhe crazy homeless black dudes give me more trouble than the Latinos. You often associate mediocrity and apathy to the Latinos…..is that such a bad thing. I’ve found if you dont pick a fight with them they don’t pick 1 w you and a lot of their women like Blondito gringo muchachoes.

    Latinos may not have a strong work ethic but most of the cartel trash are known to law enforcement. A lotta the older Mexicans in Texas have told me i was muy loco for even visiting Juarez….some of them haven’t been back since the 1980s….

    But while many of them are uneducated many are very nice and hard working….and like you put it….the most you usually have to worry from them is high levels of mediocrity

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  127. Pepe says:
    @Paul Jolliffe
    Steve didn't mention it, but McAllen Texas also has the nation's lowest employment rate for young adults (under the age of 25): 50.6%.

    Even more relevant, Time Magazine admits that this rate has been low "for some time" - decades actually. Of course, this further proves Steve's point that there's not much generational uplift for certain immigrant groups, even over a very long period of time.

    Anyway, that's a lot of "vibrancy" rotting away on the border.

    https://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/01/10-cities-where-young-people-cant-find-work/3/

    You have to be a little careful with economic stats from the Rio Grande Valley. There’s a big informal economy, engaged in both legal and illegal activity. The stats list the area as one of the poorest regions of the country, but anyone who’s been to McAllen in the last decade knows that’s not true. A huge amount of money flows in from Mexico, with a lot of money laundering. There’s an unusual amount of small local banks. Also, small family businesses are part of a large informal retail trade, such as the flea markets I mentioned in another comment.

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    McAllen gets a lot of affluent Mexicans who go there to live.

    see WSJ article of July 27, 2012:

    Affluent Mexicans flee to Texas

    the city across from McAllen, Reynosa, Mexico is one of the most dangerous places on the planet
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  128. Mj says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    It is getting really bad. When I see tourists here in Japan, they look terrible. I am ashamed to say it, but it's becoming embarrassing to be associated with them. My guess is that back in the States, nobody notices because people are larger in general. But when you take obese Americans out of the context of the US and put them next to other people, it's striking. As you say, it's not just overweight, but general slovenliness and ugliness--it's like everyone has just let themselves go, which is probably exactly what's happened--those who aren't hooked on opioids are hooked on food and sedentariness.

    The Mexicans aren't helping matters, but actually neither are the Chinese:

    Diabetes in China: Epidemiology and Genetic Risk Factors

    The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has rapidly increased over recent decades, and T2D has become a leading public health challenge in China. Compared with European descents, Chinese patients with T2D are diagnosed at a relatively young age and low BMI.
     
    If Trump really wants to go to war with Chinese civilization, he should quietly start promoting Coca-Cola, Oreos, and, yes, General Tso's chicken. When obese Chicomms are ordering General Tso's from American-style-Chinese-take-out restaurants in Beijing, we know we've won the war!

    Lived in Korea. 3 years, mostly Busan. It was an eye-opener just how awful American expats looked compared with the locals. Men looked weak, soft, sick even. Women were fat with blotchy skin and bitchy facial expression. I think it was Linh Dinh who, in a recent article, wrote that American physical degeneration is as pronounced as its mental degeneration.

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    Now we know why the Miss America contest has eliminated the swimsuit and gown competition.
    , @Anon
    Have you seen photos of Linh Dinh ?
    He is extremely ugly , repulsive and physically out of shape .
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  129. benjaminl says:
    @Arclight
    Our betters embrace the myth of the vibrant migrant because they get to virtue signal about diversity because their ancestry means they can be treated as a different racial/ethnic group. If Southern California had seen the arrival of millions of people with similar levels of education and personal habits who were not considered ethnic - say poor whites from Mississippi and Alabama - I suspect their reception would be very different.

    The LAPD set up blockades at the state border.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/09/local/me-then9

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  130. Anon[358] • Disclaimer says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone."

    No.

    White women crave a strong pimp hand.

    White men fear prison.

    The solution? Don't imprison men when they give women what they want. Admit that a woman at times wants to feel a man's strength upon her body, wants to be dominated and sometimes punished.

    Sure, women will complain about it, but complaining about men is among white women's favorite pastimes. Let her whine-brag to her girlfriends that you're an awful brute.

    The answer is in the good book .
    Genesis 3_16 :
    To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you

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  131. 3rd fattest city in America; what a shocker! Why are Mexicans in the US so fat? My guess is that they’re used to a diet of cheap, starchy and fatty foods and since a day’s wages in the US buys a lot more rice, beans, and cheese than it does in their homeland, their calorie intake just skyrockets. Most Americans know that pigging out in a Mexican restaurant isn’t good for your waistline. Anytime friends or family suggest dining at such an establishment I cringe. If those food choices are being discouraged for Americans, is it ‘racist’ to suggest that Mexicans alter their dietary patterns, too? Can “Latinos” increase BROCCOLI consumption, and cut down on the queso?

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  132. prusmc says: • Website
    @Pepe
    I go up to the McAllen area twice a year to renew my border paperwork. I usually spend about a week there.

    It's a pretty decent city that's mostly all about shopping. Very little culture, but it does have a Barnes and Noble.

    The locals vote Democratic, but they are very leery of Mexico and, in general, they are against illegal immigration. Most have stopped going over the bridge to Mexico for fear of crime.

    There's a strong Indian (subcontinent) presence. They own a lot of the small businesses, such as hotels and convenience stores. I stay at a hotel owned by a Singh. All the employees at the hotel are illegal immigrants, which is why it's so cheap. $50.00 a night for two beds, fridge, microwave and HBO. 29.99 for one bed and no fridge or micro. Everything is pretty cheap along the border. You can get $2.99 breakfast specials, etc.

    It's a great area to find ridiculously cheap items in the flea markets and elsewhere. You can buy repaired washing machines and full sized fridges for $75-$100 in the dozens of little shops that line the roads heading down to the border and at the flea markets. $1.00 pirated cd's and movies. It's a worth a trip just to experience it.

    The used clothing industry is huge. There are football field sized warehouses all over, stuffed with 100 and 1,000 pound packs of used clothing. The clothing is sold by the pound, usually less than a dollar a pound. Tens of thousands of Mexicans in Mexico make a living selling the used clothing on the streets. I'm sure most Americans would be surprised to learn that much of their donated used clothing is being sold for profit in Mexico. Ostensibly it's illegal, but bribes take are of everything. Ditto used vehicles.

    Knew a woman, Army veteran, from the valley, she was a Tex-Mex and proud. I heard a tale about a former candidate for Governor of Texas, Clayton Wheat Williams who was accused of having end of the round up bashes on his RGV ranch. The cowboys were treated to “honey hunts” where prostitutes from Mexico were hidden about the landscape to be found by ranch hands on horseback. When they were found the treasures, He the cowboys jumped out of the horse saddle and into another saddle.

    I told her this was ridiculous and the news media were faking it in a time before fake news became the only news. She told me that it was true and well known. Also noted a custom of taking a 15 year old boy “across the river” to introduce him to the joy of sex. Now I understand why “Mamas don’t want their babies to grow up to cowboys”.

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    Also noted a custom of taking a 15 year old boy “across the river” to introduce him to the joy agony of sex herpes.
     
    Fixed that for you, no charge.
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  133. mharper42 says:
    @Whiskey
    White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone. So they can eat pray love in the Third World without leaving home.

    Bullshit. Yes, there are lots of scatter-brained white women. But the majority of white women do not hate the West and its mores. Especially once married, and once a parent, white women are a bulwark against the forces of primitivism that seek to overwhelm the West.

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  134. istevefan says:
    @Stan d Mute

    If you don’t believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.
     
    Hey, I know, let’s make Canada and Mexico duke it out with the loser getting a big shiny new wall complete with minefields and cannon turrets! Canada’s Air Farce isn’t so impressive either (despite bombing Miami this year) (http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/aircraft.page) (https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-43234173/canada-s-air-force-drops-raft-through-miami-roof)

    Seems like a fair fight. Trump can build a show around it with Mark Burnett. “Apprentice: Who Gets the Wall”

    Oh, and Detriot is the biggest border town in America. The border is not the problem.

    Canada has over 100 F-18s and are on the verge of getting a replacement fighter. So their air force is pretty impressive given their population size.

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    Canada has over 100 F-18s and are on the verge of getting a replacement fighter. So their air force is pretty impressive given their population size.

     

    But not given their size size.

    This is a country that recently had to send sled teams, powered by dog, to its far-flung territories to demonstrate that they were still interested in them. Elsewise, it would be like an unused trademark, returning to the public domain under international law.
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  135. @Oswald Spengler
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OQBz6x0odew/maxresdefault.jpg

    "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, America."

    That’s the best I’ve ever seen Charles Krauthammer looking.

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  136. istevefan says:
    @KenH
    America was laid low by the word "racist" which is only possible because of the racial guilt and masochism that is instilled in us (whites) at an early age.

    America was laid low by the word “racist”

    Historians will note that the word “racist” was the Kryptonite of the European world. What weapons could not do, this word could.

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  137. @istevefan
    Canada has over 100 F-18s and are on the verge of getting a replacement fighter. So their air force is pretty impressive given their population size.

    Canada has over 100 F-18s and are on the verge of getting a replacement fighter. So their air force is pretty impressive given their population size.

    But not given their size size.

    This is a country that recently had to send sled teams, powered by dog, to its far-flung territories to demonstrate that they were still interested in them. Elsewise, it would be like an unused trademark, returning to the public domain under international law.

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  138. istevefan says:
    @Whiskey
    White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone. So they can eat pray love in the Third World without leaving home.

    Whiskey, I think all in all you are on the right side. But when it comes to this issue of white women you clearly have an idée fixe.

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  139. @Bubba
    LOL! I think their corporate office is in Oregon. They use beautiful photos of the Cascade mountains usually with Mount Rainier in the background. I used to live near Yakima and it is a high desert plain (sagebrush and tumbleweeds) with loads of farms growing apples, cherries, grapes, asparagus, etc... And to add to Jay Fink's comment - it is flooded with recent 3rd world immigrants from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East who bring the violent crime and tribal, cultural dysfunction from their native lands (just ask the schoolteachers and police). When I'd make the trip to Costco on a weekend, I felt like I was the only one who spoke English in the whole crowded, jam-packed store. Which reminds me of a puzzling question - why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

    [W]hy do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

    Why?! Afendi, it is the will of Allah! (Or Ganesha, or La Virgin de Guadalupe, or…the Monkey King…or…something….)

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    LOL! Great comment! I never thought of it that way!
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  140. @Mj
    Lived in Korea. 3 years, mostly Busan. It was an eye-opener just how awful American expats looked compared with the locals. Men looked weak, soft, sick even. Women were fat with blotchy skin and bitchy facial expression. I think it was Linh Dinh who, in a recent article, wrote that American physical degeneration is as pronounced as its mental degeneration.

    Now we know why the Miss America contest has eliminated the swimsuit and gown competition.

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  141. @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

    All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy….

    I constantly encounter this misapprehension. China’s economy is larger than the F.U.S.A.’s and has been for some time; the gap widens daily. That no one seems to remark upon this change, let alone even be aware of it, speaks volumes. Imagine a world where ignorant, auto-genocidal Britons continued even now pattering on about how the sun never sets on their empire, their mighty navy rules the waves, and all the rest. The phenomenon is very much both how and why the F.U.S.A. is a failed state and its people defeated.

    Sad.

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    The phenomenon is very much both how and why the F.U.S.A. is a failed state and its people defeated.
     
    JFC, so I missed the year in which China overtook America in GDP. If you think that's why America is having problems you should rethink your views.
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  142. @Seamus Padraig
    Nobody seems to know this, but Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize) was actually French: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herv%C3%A9_Villechaize

    Nobody seems to know this, but Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize) was actually French:

    Villechaize was indeed French– I’ve known that for over 40 years– but was Tattoo? Whence came this Tattoo creature?

    Actually, Villechaize was of part-Philippine descent. So he’d likely have some Spanish blood.

    A few years before Fantasy Island debuted, a picture ran, in either Modern Photography or Popular Photography, of a “young Mexican” in LA. No name was given, but I swear it was Villechaize.

    So Tattoo could very well pass as Mexican. And it sounds like had he survived, he’d have been a candidate for #MeToo.

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  143. @prusmc
    Knew a woman, Army veteran, from the valley, she was a Tex-Mex and proud. I heard a tale about a former candidate for Governor of Texas, Clayton Wheat Williams who was accused of having end of the round up bashes on his RGV ranch. The cowboys were treated to "honey hunts" where prostitutes from Mexico were hidden about the landscape to be found by ranch hands on horseback. When they were found the treasures, He the cowboys jumped out of the horse saddle and into another saddle.

    I told her this was ridiculous and the news media were faking it in a time before fake news became the only news. She told me that it was true and well known. Also noted a custom of taking a 15 year old boy "across the river" to introduce him to the joy of sex. Now I understand why "Mamas don't want their babies to grow up to cowboys".

    Also noted a custom of taking a 15 year old boy “across the river” to introduce him to the joy agony of sex herpes.

    Fixed that for you, no charge.

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  144. peterike says:
    @Mj
    Stats teacher is wrong. Qualitative thinking is thinking, too. Take beauty, for example. Beauty cannot be understood, or fully understood, with mathematics. Let’s say mass immigration from the third-world genuinely benefited ordinary American citizens (benefited economically, that is). I, for one, could not care less. The US needs beauty, not baubles. Third-world types bring their ugliness with them. There is too much ugliness in America already-too many cities are ugly, too many people are fat slobs, too many dress slovenly.

    “Third-world types bring their ugliness with them. There is too much ugliness in America already.”

    Oh lord yes. Visit Jackson Heights in Queens. It may be the most diverse neighborhood in the world. Walk the main drag of Roosevelt Avenue. It is a swarming sea of ugly. It’s like the invasion of the mole people happened. It’s the most depressing thing you can imagine. But hey, they have a Tibetan restaurant! Can you beat that?

    Tastes like the same old third world crap

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  145. istevefan says:
    @Autochthon

    All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy....
     
    I constantly encounter this misapprehension. China's economy is larger than the F.U.S.A.'s and has been for some time; the gap widens daily. That no one seems to remark upon this change, let alone even be aware of it, speaks volumes. Imagine a world where ignorant, auto-genocidal Britons continued even now pattering on about how the sun never sets on their empire, their mighty navy rules the waves, and all the rest. The phenomenon is very much both how and why the F.U.S.A. is a failed state and its people defeated.

    Sad.
     
     
     

    The phenomenon is very much both how and why the F.U.S.A. is a failed state and its people defeated.

    JFC, so I missed the year in which China overtook America in GDP. If you think that’s why America is having problems you should rethink your views.

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  146. Anon[358] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mj
    Lived in Korea. 3 years, mostly Busan. It was an eye-opener just how awful American expats looked compared with the locals. Men looked weak, soft, sick even. Women were fat with blotchy skin and bitchy facial expression. I think it was Linh Dinh who, in a recent article, wrote that American physical degeneration is as pronounced as its mental degeneration.

    Have you seen photos of Linh Dinh ?
    He is extremely ugly , repulsive and physically out of shape .

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  147. @Chrisnonymous
    It is getting really bad. When I see tourists here in Japan, they look terrible. I am ashamed to say it, but it's becoming embarrassing to be associated with them. My guess is that back in the States, nobody notices because people are larger in general. But when you take obese Americans out of the context of the US and put them next to other people, it's striking. As you say, it's not just overweight, but general slovenliness and ugliness--it's like everyone has just let themselves go, which is probably exactly what's happened--those who aren't hooked on opioids are hooked on food and sedentariness.

    The Mexicans aren't helping matters, but actually neither are the Chinese:

    Diabetes in China: Epidemiology and Genetic Risk Factors

    The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has rapidly increased over recent decades, and T2D has become a leading public health challenge in China. Compared with European descents, Chinese patients with T2D are diagnosed at a relatively young age and low BMI.
     
    If Trump really wants to go to war with Chinese civilization, he should quietly start promoting Coca-Cola, Oreos, and, yes, General Tso's chicken. When obese Chicomms are ordering General Tso's from American-style-Chinese-take-out restaurants in Beijing, we know we've won the war!

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  148. @theMann
    As someone who lives two hundred miles from the Mexican Border, I know about as much on Latino Immigration as anybody. Let me spell out for you thirty years of life in Texas:


    Every belligerent drunk I've had to deal with

    Every uninsured driver that has hit me or a friend

    Every time I've seen some one abusing an animal

    Every attempted burglary I've stopped (sample group of two, but still)

    Every busted noise polluting party after midnight I have seen

    Every screaming out of control two year old at McDonald's

    And, at least 9 out of ten times, each case of spouse abuse\abandonment\child abuse\rape\drug trafficking and so forth to make the local newspaper


    Has been one of those lovely Latino immigrants.


    In a town that is less than 30% Hispanic.

    Every… And at least 9 out of ten… In a town that is less than 30% Hispanic

    Since I came to Japan years ago now, I have seen people passed out sleeping in a subway station only twice. Once was a Japanese guy, and the other time was a black guy. You do the math!

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  149. @RadicalCenter
    Right on. Another thing that hasn’t occurred to them: we could have all the native cuisines you want here in the USA just by offering temporary residency — NEVER permanent residency and NEVER CITIZENSHIP — restaurant visas, if you will, to fewer than 300,000 foreigners (1 for every 100 US Citizens).

    For each one who absconds into the USA and tries to overstay, that country loses one visa spot until he is apprehended or killed. Requiring the family to post LARGE bonds as security would also deter overstays and flight. Also, if someone flees from a family, seize the restaurant where they worked and deport all of them.

    Compare several hundred thousand rotating foreign residents operating restaurants, to a hundred million foreigners colonizing and taking over, which is our developing scenario now. Somehow I don’t think the anti-white powers in this country — I can’t just say “anti-white left” — are really just doing what they “have to” do to get diverse restaurants.

    Yep, it’s pretty late already for it, but some sort of policies for preventing visa overstayers on non-immigrant visas especially tourist ones, must be implemented, like yesterday. These bonds would have to involve some kind of leins on property or more on the Chinese, as many of the wealthy with their ill-begotten gains from China can afford to lose a half million or so, if that’s what it takes (not saying they wouldn’t be pretty pissed off!).

    I just put up the Foodies post yesterday, BTW.

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  150. @Anon
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/exclusive-german-opposition-party-files-charges-against-seven-ngos-for-human-trafficking-including-doctors-without-borders/


    When did doctors-without-borders turn into patients-without-borders?

    That kind of mission creep of “charity” organizations is starting to piss me off. MADD has been doing that stuff – they were supposed to be about dangerous drunk drivers, but they became all about keeping people from drinking even 2 beers anywhere outside the home. (Uber has foiled their plans quite a bit!)

    It seems the same with these doctors.

    Doctors sans Frontières

    has, via mission creep, morphed into:

    Assholes sans Derrières

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  151. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "More than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds."

    They'd lose that many pounds by weighing in, taking a piss, and weighing in again.

    The funniest part is the author was paying McAllen denizens a sincere compliment and, undoubtedly, could not grok the maths. Most fakestream journos are innumerate.

    AGREED about the innumeracy of reporters.

    (BTW, in my comment with that The Office scene, I didn’t mean truck scale, more like a loading dock scale to weigh pallets.

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  152. @allahu akbar
    Their "way of life" is the problem itself.

    If they just want to live like mexicans, why didn't they stay in mexico?

    Honest question.

    My working hypothesis is that some countries have many really nice people who lack the ability to organize a political system that works well. Lots of Mexicans are attractive human beings, in all the senses of the word. And it’s only natural that they should want the benefits (assuming my hypothesis is correct) of another country’s organization but be reluctant to relinquish aspects of their lives that please them. The underlying question for natives of the invaded country, though, is at what percentage of the population do these invaders begin to threaten the normal functioning of the political system? I think there might be a chemical analogy to this, relating to how impurities in a liquid, say, might affect its freezing point, but that’s not important. The more common reference to spice in the soup works just as well.

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  153. @AnotherDad

    Subtle, elegant, and pierces straight to the heart of the hypocrisy. a one-sentence masterpiece.
     

    And a lot of other gems in the past few days. Are you taking some sort of pills?
     
    Agree and agree. Steve is hitting it.

    Though--and in no way to diminish his achievement--these folks are pitching, slow and belt high across the plate.

    I agree with both of you. As I see it, Sailer’s huge achievement is to simultaneously rebut the nonsensical orthodoxy of the mainstream media and demonstrate that he is not the racist, antisemitic ogre that that media would like to depict him as. The media have established the usually implicit understanding that only hate-filled extremists could disagree with them. Sailer calmly and wittily points up their errors, their fibs and their lies without seeming like a hate-filled extremist, except to someone like John Podhoretz, whose criticism of Sailer seems parodic, almost as if Podhoretz wants to confirm every latent antisemite’s suspicion that Jews not only run the media but will crush anyone who opposes them.

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  154. Neuday says:
    @Oswald Spengler
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OQBz6x0odew/maxresdefault.jpg

    "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, America."

    “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, America.”

    Being thin, sober and educated is white supremacy.

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  155. Jay44 says:

    The English-Scottish border likely selected for some useful traits among the reivers and their intended victims, like initiative and combativeness. What would the U.S.-Mexican border select for if it continued as it is for 500 years? Submission among most and a terroristic mentality among a few others.

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  156. @prusmc
    Who wants Boulder, Colorado to become Border,Co ? How about Gov. John Hickenlooper, the mayor and city council, the faculty and student body of the University of Colorado for starters.

    Boulder is dreadfully un-diverse and un-vibrant and would seem ripe for the resettling of 30-40,000 new immigrants to liven up and un-whiten the place. There is plenty of space and traffic manageable and why not really open up affordable or even free housing?

    I don’t know how they can be such ardent obama and hillary supporters and allow so little immigration into the place.

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  157. @Bubba
    LOL! I think their corporate office is in Oregon. They use beautiful photos of the Cascade mountains usually with Mount Rainier in the background. I used to live near Yakima and it is a high desert plain (sagebrush and tumbleweeds) with loads of farms growing apples, cherries, grapes, asparagus, etc... And to add to Jay Fink's comment - it is flooded with recent 3rd world immigrants from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East who bring the violent crime and tribal, cultural dysfunction from their native lands (just ask the schoolteachers and police). When I'd make the trip to Costco on a weekend, I felt like I was the only one who spoke English in the whole crowded, jam-packed store. Which reminds me of a puzzling question - why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

    why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

    In Miami, the Cuban extended family, including the elderly grandmother, two or three rambunctious toddlers, and one infant in a baby carriage, cram the aisles at Home Depot on a Saturday afternoon to buy a can of paint.

    Oh, and about El Paso – I once took a lengthy on-line quiz at bestplaces.net and, oddly, El Paso turned up to be the projected ideal location for me to reside; though I’ve never been w/i 700 miles of the place for more than 3 days.

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    As far as Costco goes, for the free samples.

    But in general, in many other cultures people don't live as isolated individuals or even as husband + wife + 1 or 2 kids but as part of a multi-generational family. I'll leave it up to others to judge whether this is better or worse than the American way of doing things. Here is a data point: Mexico suicide rate 4.4/ 100,000, US 10.1.
    , @Bubba
    LOL! I've only passed through El Paso driving on I-10 a few times. Haven't done that in years, but there was always an enormous, sky-filling Mexican flag flying just across the border that seemed a bit out of place. I thought it was a bit odd until someone (a Mexican) told me in all serious honesty that it was because Mexicans couldn't find their way back to the border crossing.
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  158. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "More than 2,000 McAllen residents logged their exercise activity and altogether lost 273 pounds."

    They'd lose that many pounds by weighing in, taking a piss, and weighing in again.

    The funniest part is the author was paying McAllen denizens a sincere compliment and, undoubtedly, could not grok the maths. Most fakestream journos are innumerate.

    Lt 2 ozs each.

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  159. Bubba says:
    @Autochthon

    [W]hy do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?
     
    Why?! Afendi, it is the will of Allah! (Or Ganesha, or La Virgin de Guadalupe, or...the Monkey King...or...something....)

    LOL! Great comment! I never thought of it that way!

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  160. republic says:
    @Zoodles
    Its a Border Culture in the same way the Sudentenland was a border culture.

    They are potential irredentists.

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  161. republic says:
    @education realist
    Did anyone notice that the town was 90% Hispanic but the Mayor was Anglo?

    The last mayor of El Paso, which has about 20% non Hispanic whites was a jew. The place also has a holocaust museum!

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  162. anon[415] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    It is getting really bad. When I see tourists here in Japan, they look terrible. I am ashamed to say it, but it's becoming embarrassing to be associated with them. My guess is that back in the States, nobody notices because people are larger in general. But when you take obese Americans out of the context of the US and put them next to other people, it's striking. As you say, it's not just overweight, but general slovenliness and ugliness--it's like everyone has just let themselves go, which is probably exactly what's happened--those who aren't hooked on opioids are hooked on food and sedentariness.

    The Mexicans aren't helping matters, but actually neither are the Chinese:

    Diabetes in China: Epidemiology and Genetic Risk Factors

    The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has rapidly increased over recent decades, and T2D has become a leading public health challenge in China. Compared with European descents, Chinese patients with T2D are diagnosed at a relatively young age and low BMI.
     
    If Trump really wants to go to war with Chinese civilization, he should quietly start promoting Coca-Cola, Oreos, and, yes, General Tso's chicken. When obese Chicomms are ordering General Tso's from American-style-Chinese-take-out restaurants in Beijing, we know we've won the war!

    Traveling home to Arkansas for visits it is always a shock to me to see how fat everyone is. People don’t walk, they waddle.
    Traveling to Vietnam to visit my wife’s family it is a shock to see how thin and fit everyone in Asia is.
    I’m in Portland OR today and people here look way too trendy.

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  163. republic says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "White women hate hate hate Western Civilization and want it gone."

    No.

    White women crave a strong pimp hand.

    White men fear prison.

    The solution? Don't imprison men when they give women what they want. Admit that a woman at times wants to feel a man's strength upon her body, wants to be dominated and sometimes punished.

    Sure, women will complain about it, but complaining about men is among white women's favorite pastimes. Let her whine-brag to her girlfriends that you're an awful brute.

    The age of consent is Mexico is 12 years old!

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  164. republic says:
    @Pepe
    You have to be a little careful with economic stats from the Rio Grande Valley. There's a big informal economy, engaged in both legal and illegal activity. The stats list the area as one of the poorest regions of the country, but anyone who's been to McAllen in the last decade knows that's not true. A huge amount of money flows in from Mexico, with a lot of money laundering. There's an unusual amount of small local banks. Also, small family businesses are part of a large informal retail trade, such as the flea markets I mentioned in another comment.

    McAllen gets a lot of affluent Mexicans who go there to live.

    see WSJ article of July 27, 2012:

    Affluent Mexicans flee to Texas

    the city across from McAllen, Reynosa, Mexico is one of the most dangerous places on the planet

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    Monterrey has calmed down a lot since that WSJ article was published. The big movement from Monterrey to South Texas took place during the Zeta reign of terror from about 2010 to 2015. Many also hopped right over the Rio Grande Valley and went to San Antonio.

    A lot of Mexicans from Monterrey go shopping on weekends in the McAllen area. They even have a verb for it: McAllear. "Estamos McAlleando." "We're shopping in McAllen." During the Zeta years many flew in with private planes to shop. Now most are driving again. On the weekends the parking lots of the big box stores are full of Mexican plates, mostly from Tamaulipas, right across the border , and Nuevo León where Monterrey is located.

    You don't need to tell me about Reynosa. As I indicated in another comment, I drive up to McAllen from SW Mexico twice a year for border trips. This means I pass through Reynosa at least four times a year, so I very much keep up with what's going on there.
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  165. Rob McX says:
    @Screwtape
    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2000/11/01/world/americans-find-their-beachfront-dreams-washed-out-in-mexico.html

    That’s more what I’d expect!

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  166. @istevefan
    Overall good comment.

    Yeah, if it remains along the borders, who cares? But more and more of America comes to look like the Border. Who wants all the nation to be borderized? We don’t mind ‘border towns’ along the border. But there are now places like that in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc.
     
    I wouldn't be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada. But it is f*cking ridiculous places so far removed from Mexico are getting a Mexican, border culture.

    It seems unreal that the Latin part of the New World is now encroaching upon the English one. An independent observer over the past two centuries would have seen how fast and far the English New World took off in relation to the Latin part. It achieved unheard of levels of prosperity, scientific achievement, industrial ingenuity, personal freedom and relative stability. Latin America has pretty much been a train wreck over the same time. Even people as far back as Adam Smith (1776) noted the differences between the two.

    Yet here we find ourselves after all of this achievement on the verge of being subsumed by Latin America. All the while we still have the most dominant military in the world, the largest economy and a still sizeable population of people who should have the incentive to preserve English America. Yet this has done nothing to stop the flow of a largely backward people who have no military might. If you don't believe me, just look at the inventory of the Mexican Air Force sometime. They literally have no jet fighter or attack aircraft.

    Weird times for sure.

    I wouldn’t be too shocked if Wisconsin had a border culture too. That is with Canada.

    Wisconsin doesn’t border Canada.

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  167. @Inquiring Mind
    Oklahoma?

    So whatever became of the descendents of the Grapes-of-Wrath Dust-Bowel migration? Were they not despised -- see http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=OK008? Are their descendants despised or do they not-register-on-the-radar? Are their descendants still a factor/faction/group in California or have they either left for Texas. Do they wear MAGA hats? Or have they been assimilated into California Goodwhite culture?

    This may make an interesting iSteve topic. There was a Great Migration of blacks from the sharecropper South to the Industrial North , but this and other internal migrations of whites. Whatever became of them? How are they regarded by present-day elites? Other whites of similar economic status?

    So whatever became of the descendents of the Grapes-of-Wrath Dust-Bowel migration?

    Unless they are cops, firemen, etc. sticking it out of a generous California pension, they have mostly left. For Texas–as you note–but also Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and–lesser extent–Idaho, Utah or the South.

    No i don’t think they absorbed good white culture. And yes, MAGA hats, lots of MAGA hats.

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  168. Jack D says:
    @E. Rekshun
    why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

    In Miami, the Cuban extended family, including the elderly grandmother, two or three rambunctious toddlers, and one infant in a baby carriage, cram the aisles at Home Depot on a Saturday afternoon to buy a can of paint.

    Oh, and about El Paso - I once took a lengthy on-line quiz at bestplaces.net and, oddly, El Paso turned up to be the projected ideal location for me to reside; though I've never been w/i 700 miles of the place for more than 3 days.

    As far as Costco goes, for the free samples.

    But in general, in many other cultures people don’t live as isolated individuals or even as husband + wife + 1 or 2 kids but as part of a multi-generational family. I’ll leave it up to others to judge whether this is better or worse than the American way of doing things. Here is a data point: Mexico suicide rate 4.4/ 100,000, US 10.1.

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    Costco's business model targets large families, which these days are often three-generation.

    Costco shoppers don't look defeated by Life, but they tend to look like they are just barely ahead of Life on points after nine hard-fought rounds.

    , @Bubba
    Mexico's murder rate at 16.3/100,000 (a conservative estimate) more than makes up for the U.S. suicide rate.
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  169. Art Deco says:

    Actually, the homicide rate in McAllen bounces around 3.5 per 100,000 and the robbery rate around 92 per 100,000. In Brownsville, the rates are 2.4 per 100,000 and 84 per 100,000. National means are 5 per 100,000 and 102 per 100,000. They’re not unsafe, but they are impecunious. Per capita personal income in the respective commuter belts is about 1/2 the national mean and just about the lowest of any commuter belt in the U.S.

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  170. @MarkinLA
    Everybody knows about the cheap labor angle. Only white workers who haven't been brainwashed about diversity care. The political class won't care until the stupid whites care.

    “Cindy” says: “Go on and write your own 200% more effective posts, then. Nobody’s stopping you.”

    I’ve written thousands of more effective posts since 2002 at my site, at Malkin’s old immigration blog, and elsewhere. Those like you are too deranged to help use and amplify them. Some of my objectively far superior talking points are at my name’s link; if you disagree then list the talking points that have proven superior with metrics.

    “Whitey Whiteman III” completely fails to understand my point and ckazala: “Holy shit, kid, I think you just saved America.”

    “Ed” skazala: “Dumb comment alert, Trump doesn’t support amnesty.”

    Yes he has; see my Trump category for a dozen or more instances of him doing just that. You got distracted by his “Wall”. Not only does he support amnesty, so too does every top admin employee: Marc Short (a Koch stooge), Kellyanne (linked to the Kochs and paid by Zuckerberg to deceive about immigration), Pence (had his own amnesty plan), etc. etc.

    “MarkInLA” says: “Everybody knows about the cheap labor angle. Only white workers who haven’t been brainwashed about diversity care. The political class won’t care until the stupid whites care.”

    The Big Biz angle is a stopper: if a Dem/DSA leader is confronted with how pro-Big Biz their policies are in the proper forum, they simply can’t continue to support those policies.

    E.g., instead of “Fauxcahontas” and other childish BS, Trump could call out Warren for how she’d help U.S. Chamber reduce wages. If he were smart and patriotic, he could present a valid case that many in her base would be forced to agree with. He lacks the smarts and patriotism to do that and so far so too do his cultists.

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  171. @Jack D
    As far as Costco goes, for the free samples.

    But in general, in many other cultures people don't live as isolated individuals or even as husband + wife + 1 or 2 kids but as part of a multi-generational family. I'll leave it up to others to judge whether this is better or worse than the American way of doing things. Here is a data point: Mexico suicide rate 4.4/ 100,000, US 10.1.

    Costco’s business model targets large families, which these days are often three-generation.

    Costco shoppers don’t look defeated by Life, but they tend to look like they are just barely ahead of Life on points after nine hard-fought rounds.

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    Costco shoppers don’t look defeated by Life, but they tend to look like they are just barely ahead of Life on points after nine hard-fought rounds.
     
    OK, screw the Pulitzers, iSteve easily wins the Internet Comment of the Year for that astute observation! Thank you - I'm still laughing!
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  172. Pepe says:
    @republic
    McAllen gets a lot of affluent Mexicans who go there to live.

    see WSJ article of July 27, 2012:

    Affluent Mexicans flee to Texas

    the city across from McAllen, Reynosa, Mexico is one of the most dangerous places on the planet

    Monterrey has calmed down a lot since that WSJ article was published. The big movement from Monterrey to South Texas took place during the Zeta reign of terror from about 2010 to 2015. Many also hopped right over the Rio Grande Valley and went to San Antonio.

    A lot of Mexicans from Monterrey go shopping on weekends in the McAllen area. They even have a verb for it: McAllear. “Estamos McAlleando.” “We’re shopping in McAllen.” During the Zeta years many flew in with private planes to shop. Now most are driving again. On the weekends the parking lots of the big box stores are full of Mexican plates, mostly from Tamaulipas, right across the border , and Nuevo León where Monterrey is located.

    You don’t need to tell me about Reynosa. As I indicated in another comment, I drive up to McAllen from SW Mexico twice a year for border trips. This means I pass through Reynosa at least four times a year, so I very much keep up with what’s going on there.

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  173. Bubba says:
    @Jack D
    As far as Costco goes, for the free samples.

    But in general, in many other cultures people don't live as isolated individuals or even as husband + wife + 1 or 2 kids but as part of a multi-generational family. I'll leave it up to others to judge whether this is better or worse than the American way of doing things. Here is a data point: Mexico suicide rate 4.4/ 100,000, US 10.1.

    Mexico’s murder rate at 16.3/100,000 (a conservative estimate) more than makes up for the U.S. suicide rate.

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  174. Bubba says:
    @E. Rekshun
    why do 3rd world immigrants to America always insist of bringing their entire extended family of 4 generations to buy a single roasted chicken at Costco?

    In Miami, the Cuban extended family, including the elderly grandmother, two or three rambunctious toddlers, and one infant in a baby carriage, cram the aisles at Home Depot on a Saturday afternoon to buy a can of paint.

    Oh, and about El Paso - I once took a lengthy on-line quiz at bestplaces.net and, oddly, El Paso turned up to be the projected ideal location for me to reside; though I've never been w/i 700 miles of the place for more than 3 days.

    LOL! I’ve only passed through El Paso driving on I-10 a few times. Haven’t done that in years, but there was always an enormous, sky-filling Mexican flag flying just across the border that seemed a bit out of place. I thought it was a bit odd until someone (a Mexican) told me in all serious honesty that it was because Mexicans couldn’t find their way back to the border crossing.

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  175. Bubba says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Costco's business model targets large families, which these days are often three-generation.

    Costco shoppers don't look defeated by Life, but they tend to look like they are just barely ahead of Life on points after nine hard-fought rounds.

    Costco shoppers don’t look defeated by Life, but they tend to look like they are just barely ahead of Life on points after nine hard-fought rounds.

    OK, screw the Pulitzers, iSteve easily wins the Internet Comment of the Year for that astute observation! Thank you – I’m still laughing!

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