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Steve’s been having some fun with the story of Ziad Ahmed, an 18-year-old student at an expensive private school in New Jersey. Young Ziad has been accepted for a place at Stanford University.

Congratulations to the lad. Getting accepted by Stanford is not newsy in itself, of course; and I may as well mention that he was also accepted at Princeton and Yale.

What’s newsy is that on the Stanford application form, to the questions, “What matters to you, and why?” young Ziad replied by writing — actually cut’n’pasting — “#BlackLivesMatter” a hundred times over.

Apparently the Stanford admissions officers really liked that, even though Ziad didn’t answer the second part of the question, the “why?”

They probably liked the rest of Ziad’s résumé, too. He’s been a busy Social Justice Warrior since puberty. He attended the White House Iftar dinner (that’s some kind of Muslim deal) and met then-President Obama there. He worked for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. He’s founded Social Justice organizations, interned for lefty politicians, and so on.

Ziad’s father, an immigrant from Bangladesh, got rich as a Wall Street quant, and then seriously rich as a hedge fund manager. So this is a child of wealth and privilege leveraging his victim-group status — i.e. he’s a Muslim — to play the Social Justice game. Even those of us who think young Ziad is a loathsome little twerp have to concede that he’s played the game superbly well.

The moral of the story, as Steve points out, is that one road to wealth and power in a modern Western society is by playing that game. If you have some claim to victim status — black, woman, Muslim — with skill and luck you can parlay that into worldly success at the very highest levels, as the career of Barack Obama showed.

And, as Steve also points out, a secondary lesson here is that the highest levels of skill in playing this game are not typically found among legacy Americans. Exotic Americans like Obama and young Ziad, with roots in the old despotic-bureaucratic cultures of East Asia and Islamia grasp, much more easily than we do, that kissing up to the state ideology and its enforcers is a faster and more sure route to worldly success than sucker strategies like hard work, thrift, and honesty.

That tells us revealing things, sad things, about the direction the U.S.A. is headed in.

Reading the story of Ziad Ahmed’s reply to those questions on the Stanford application brought something else to my mind: a name, to be exact, a famous name.

The fame of this name is localized in space and time, as is often the case with fame. Everyone in the U.S.A. knows who Lizzie Borden was; outside this country, no-one ever heard of her. This is one of those names.

The name is Zhang Tiesheng. If you are Chinese and over forty years old, you just fell off your chair laughing. If not, you are frowning and saying, “Who he?”

I have to give you a little modern Chinese history.

Everyone’s heard of the Great Cultural Revolution, which Mao Tse-tung started up in 1966 to, as he saw it, reinvigorate the Communist Party, which he thought was getting too complacent and bureaucratic.

So the Cultural Revolution got going. There was a spell of chaos, when all colleges were closed. When they re-opened, students were admitted not on examination results, but on class background and political zeal. These were the so-called “worker-peasant-soldier” students. “Worker-peasant-soldier” sounds neater in Chinese: gong-nong-bing.

By the early seventies the Cultural Revolution had developed into a power struggle between radicals, led by Mao and his wife, and more moderate elements, especially in the army. Sometimes radicals had the upper hand, sometimes moderates.

In 1973 the moderates got back some control over education. They re-established college entrance examinations. That’s where Zhang Tiesheng comes in.

Zhang, age 22, sat for the new college entrance exams that year, 1973. He hadn’t studied much, though, and his heart was with the radicals’ worker-peasant-soldier ideal of a college student, politically correct and fired up with revolutionary zeal. So instead of answering the questions on the paper, he left the answer spaces blank; then on the back of the paper he wrote out a short radical manifesto.

That’s what he’s famous for; he’s the bai juan ying xiong, the Empty Sheet Hero. The radical faction promoted him as a model revolutionary.

That didn’t work out well for Zhang. He had three years of fame and glory, but then Mao died. Mrs. Mao was arrested, and so was Zhang. The Cultural Revolution was over, the radicals totally defeated. Zhang got fifteen years in jail.

He had the last laugh, though. He finished serving his sentence in 1991, when Deng Xiaoping was liberalizing China’s economy and encouraging business enterprise. Zhang Tiesheng got on the bandwagon and founded a company producing animal feed. He is now worth tens of millions of dollars.

Hey: If you can game one system, you can game another. When there’s a revolution, and an old system gives way to a new one, you’d be surprised how many people that prospered under the old system, also prosper under the new, like Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago.

This time, though, Zhang is taking no chances on a change of wind direction: He’s acquired New Zealand citizenship.

Naturally I want to make a parallel here with our own Cultural Revolution; Ziad Ahmed’s display of revolutionary zeal in filling out his Stanford application being the equivalent of Zhang Tiesheng’s blank paper 44 years ago.

I can’t quite make the parallel work, though. After the chaos they brought to China, Mao’s radicals weren’t popular. When Mao died, the whole radical movement collapsed. The moderates took power without much resistance.

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There is no parallel with our situation. The anti-white, anti-male, anti-American radicals of our own time occupy all the commanding heights of American culture: the media, the academy, the judiciary, corporations, churches, even the military. Opposition to them is feeble and scattered. I can’t foresee a collapse of radical power. There is no prospect of a return to rational principles, to honest meritocracy and traditional American values.

There is surely no prospect of Ziad Ahmed being arrested and given fifteen years in the bridewell. Not that I think it should be illegal to be a repulsive, opportunistic teenage creep … but you can’t help wishing there were some downside.

There isn’t, not in today’s America. Ziad Ahmed will be rich and powerful before he’s forty. If you are a legacy American, especially if you’re a white male one, you’ll be shining his shoes for him. Heck, he’ll probably be President one day.

The commissar tells Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, quote: “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.” No, listeners: If you want a picture of our future, imagine some immigrant Third World huckster like Ziad Ahmed milking the Social Justice game to his own personal advantage … forever.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If you have some claim to victim status — black, woman, Muslim — with skill and luck you can parlay that into worldly success at the very highest levels, as the career of Barack Obama showed.

    Something is evidently missing in this list. May be this ?

    Otherwise good article by John Derbyshire.

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  2. David says:

    Trump is like a flaky Julian the Apostate. He was going to wrest back the empire from the slave morality but he forgot.

    At least Julian got around to firing the palace hairdressers and a couple of other things before he was mortally wounded in battle. Hear that? He actually tried before he lost.

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    • Replies: @CCR
    If memory serves, Julian the Apostate didn't die in battle but was poisoned.
  3. To be relevant and to compete with Sailer, Derbyshire is comparing apples with oranges; of course, in his native England they don’t grow the latter…

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  4. woodNfish says:

    Mao had one thing right, he executed a lot of the “intelligentsia” and “academics” The ones he didn’t execute were sent to re-education camps. When the revolution comes here and if we are smart, we will just execute all of them, no re-education.

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    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
    I knew one of the victims of Mao's "Cultural Revolution": a physician named Li Peng. His "crime" was being from a bourgeois family. His suffering under Mao was completely unnecessary, as he had not even opposed the regime.

    One thing seems certain: When "the revolution comes here" and "we" execute all of the intelligentsia, your hide will be perfectly safe.

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  5. “So this is a child of wealth and privilege leveraging his victim-group status — i.e. he’s a Muslim — to play the Social Justice game.”

    Well, it worked for the Jews.

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  6. “Heck, he’ll probably be President one day.”

    Jews won’t allow it. But then, Jews need to worry too much about his ilk since he is a Bangladesh Muslim whose beef is with Hindus than with Jews in the Middle East. He is a safe Muslim. Even though all Muslims around the world express support for Palestinians, non-Arab ones really don’t care. (And even most Arabs are beginning not to care since the main divide is Sunni vs Shia than Muslim vs Jew.) Still, a Muslim is a Muslim, and Jews don’t like them.

    The ONLY reason why Muslims have gotten some favorable rating lately is because of Trump. In order for the US to continue with INVADE policy in the Middle East, it must mask its imperialism with Humanitarian gestures of INVITE. So, when Trump endangered INVITE, he also endangered INVADE, and that got Jews very angry. US has to offer a helping hand to strike with the other hand holding the hammer.

    Now, surely many Muslims see right through Jews. They see that Jewish-controlled foreign policy is messing up Muslims nations. So, why are they allied with Jews? Because for many, their main priority is gaining entry to good life in the West, not some high-minded principles about protecting Muslims from Zionist-led US foreign policy.
    So, even though they don’t like the INVADE, they much appreciate the INVITE(at least for themselves and their loved ones), and so, for the time being, they are allied with Jews(who’ve been pushing US foreign policy to support Saudis, Turks, and Qatar to support crazy killer Jihadis in Syria).

    Even so, there is no real love for Muslims among Americans, not even among Libs. Muslims are just political pawns for Libs to feel good about themselves in attacking Trump. These Libs said and did NOTHING while Obama-Hillary was destroying Libya(with no-fly-zone air war) and Syria(by working with allies to undermine Assad). So much for their concern for Muslim lives.
    And this Muslim kid realized this. That is why he ran with BLACK LIVES MATTER than MUSLIM LIVES MATTER.

    Despite all the talk of equality, some groups are more equal than others in Western Political Morality. Notice how Mandela the Negro is revered by Arafat the Palestinian is hardly remembered in the West.
    Certain groups are more holier by PC rules. So, to gain political advantage in the US, you need ethno-consecration by association with holy groups IF your own group is deemed unholy, uncool, or unimportant.
    If you’re black, Jew, or homo, you are holy and justified just for being what you are.
    But most racial/ethnic/cultural/religious groups mean nothing in America. So, for them to gain righteousness, they must associate themselves with one of the holies. (So, the Muslim kid goes with BLACK LIVES MATTER than SAVE CHRISTIAN ARABS FROM US IMPERIALISM.)
    Trump did this by hugging blacks and Homos as people he cares about. He said he wants to vet Muslims to protect homos. He said he wants to limit immigration to help them Negroes in Detroit. And of course, Iran must be destroyed to save those poor poor Jews in Israel.

    In the US, you won’t gain much if you belong to a non-special people. Also, you don’t mean much if you express sympathy for a people who are not on the Holy Group list. For instance, so many Christian Arabs have been brutalized since Iraq War. So many lost their homes, so many got raped, etc. It’s a sad story. But they are seen as Holy People because the Glob-Media have all but ignored them. So, it doesn’t matter how much you champion their plight. No one listens.

    But Jews, homos, and blacks? They are holy, so a people who aren’t one of the three must associate themselves with one(or all) of the three to earn moral pokemon credits.
    And that is what the Ziad kid did. The future Fareed Zikavirus.

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  7. Exotic Americans like Obama and young Ziad, with roots in the old despotic-bureaucratic cultures of East Asia and Islamia grasp, much more easily than we do, that kissing up to the state ideology and its enforcers is a faster and more sure route to worldly success than sucker strategies like hard work, thrift, and honesty.

    This make sense. I wonder, however, why we haven’t really seen East Asians playing the same game. At least, I can’t think of any. One would expect them to be good at it–especially the Chinese.

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    • Replies: @Jack ryan
    The Japanese American Democrat Senator for Hawaii played the victim race card for many, many years.

    He played up a legitimate combat WWII record with bitter tales of Japanese Americans put in camps.
  8. Corvinus says:

    The moral of the story is that Mr. Sailor will manufacture Alt-White outrage and virtue signaling over a young man few Americans, white or non-white, have heard of. He is person who came from a family that worked hard, made money, and are enjoying the fruits of their labor. But because of his involvement in politics and society, which run counter to the Alt-Right playbook of race realism and HbD, the narrative must be crafted in a way that Ziad’s merits were earned other by hard work, thrift, and honesty. Interesting, since Derbyshire married a non-white and sired mixed offspring (nothing wrong with those things among decent people), but then has the audacity to portray himself as a defender of the “West” (which, again, few white and non-white Americans care about) without actually following through with the basic principle of “no race mixing” among the white nationalists.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    Oh, that's BS. I was annoyed at lack of meritocracy before and I'm annoyed at lack of meritocracy now. If you think that holiness competition and loyalty to dogma is more important than actually playing fair, go and see how well countries that rely on that to create their elites result as.
    , @Eustace Tilley (not)
    Ave, Corvinus!

    Your Latin is, one assumes, beyond awesome. Your English...not so much.

    Steve Sailer's name is spelled "Sailer", not "Sailor". That's why "Sailer" gets a little red squiggle under it and "Sailor" doesn't.

    Ignore your SpelChek software's commands. The brain is akin to a muscle; it grows stronger with use. I invite you to run this experiment for yourself!

  9. @Corvinus
    The moral of the story is that Mr. Sailor will manufacture Alt-White outrage and virtue signaling over a young man few Americans, white or non-white, have heard of. He is person who came from a family that worked hard, made money, and are enjoying the fruits of their labor. But because of his involvement in politics and society, which run counter to the Alt-Right playbook of race realism and HbD, the narrative must be crafted in a way that Ziad's merits were earned other by hard work, thrift, and honesty. Interesting, since Derbyshire married a non-white and sired mixed offspring (nothing wrong with those things among decent people), but then has the audacity to portray himself as a defender of the "West" (which, again, few white and non-white Americans care about) without actually following through with the basic principle of "no race mixing" among the white nationalists.

    Oh, that’s BS. I was annoyed at lack of meritocracy before and I’m annoyed at lack of meritocracy now. If you think that holiness competition and loyalty to dogma is more important than actually playing fair, go and see how well countries that rely on that to create their elites result as.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "If you think that holiness competition and loyalty to dogma is more important than actually playing fair..."

    Welcome to the Coalition of the Right Fringes and to the Coalition of the Left Fringes.
  10. Anon 2 says:

    For those who are impressed by China, here’s a bucket of cold water: last year an estimated 2,000 Chinese were executed by their Communist government compared to 20 in the United States. The peak was apparently in 1983 when 24,000 Chinese were executed. No wonder over 200,000 Chinese are escaping to the West each year, legally or illegally

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    • Replies: @ChineseMom
    If you look at overall crime rate in China, maybe those death penalty actually saved more lives. And don't forget that China is still a developing country, much poor and less developed than the US. It was one of the poorest country just 30 years ago and is still poorer than counties like Mexico or Iraq as of today.

    Country vs country: China and United States compared: Crime stats:

    China United States

    Age of criminal responsibility 14 Ranked 28th. 2 times more than United States 6 Ranked 58th.

    Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 49.28 Ranked 82nd. 65.22 Ranked 44th. 32% more than China

    Crime levels 22.1
    Ranked 83th. 55.84
    Ranked 30th. 3 times more than China

    Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
    Ranked 7th. 0.57%
    Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than China

    Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 72.89
    Ranked 13th. 74% more than United States 41.84
    Ranked 60th.

    Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 21.13
    Ranked 68th. 32.55
    Ranked 31st. 54% more than China

    Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,014
    Ranked 3rd. The same as United States 2,014
    Ranked 1st.

    Murder rate 1.2 5
    Prisoners 1.55 million prisoners
    Ranked 2nd. 2.02 million prisoners
    Ranked 1st. 30% more than China

    Robberies 24.5
    Ranked 9th. 146.4
    Ranked 10th. 6 times more than China

    Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 4.9
    Ranked 97th. 88.8
    Ranked 1st. 18 times more than China

    Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.12
    Ranked 80th. 4.7
    Ranked 7th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murder rate 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.02
    Ranked 74th. 42.01
    Ranked 43th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murders 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/China/United-States/Crime
    , @Anonymous
    According to the most unbiased source ever, Amnesty International. And frankly, given how many of them according to Amnesty International are supposed "human rights workers" aka liberals being sponsored by NGOs, that I cannot see it as anything but a positive thing.

    Its almost certainly exaggerated, has much more to do with China's strict anti-drug policies and even if it was true, it it could only be improved if it actually entailed helicopter rides for feminists.

    As someone who does know Chinese who have left, fear of execution is never listed. Its pretty obviously mostly capital flight and desire to make more money.

    BTW, you should also support more Syrian invasions from this reliable source. If Amnesty International isn't pretty obviously liberal agitprop openly sponsored by Open Society Foundation(aka the Soros baby), I don't know what is.

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/04/syria-un-security-council-must-take-decisive-action-after-idleb-chemical-attack/

    , @Wilmingtonian
    2000 executions? If China has the same order of magnitude raw number of murders per year that we do (~15,000 in the US in 2015, per the FBI's UCR), in a population 4x the size but at a quarter or so the rate per capita (between 1-2 per 100,000, compared to our rate in the 4.5-5 range), then 2000 executions a year doesn't sound extraordinarily harsh to me.
    , @5371
    Other things equal, a relatively high number of executions in a country is a reason to move there, not to move away.
  11. For a huge picture window into America’s cultural revolution check out the website for the recent Women in the World featuring the cloying, prissy sycophant Nicholas Kristof interviewing Hillary Clinton.

    See: http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2017/04/hillary-clinton-nicholas-kristiof.html

    and

    http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/

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  12. @Anon 2
    For those who are impressed by China, here's a bucket of cold water: last year an estimated 2,000 Chinese were executed by their Communist government compared to 20 in the United States. The peak was apparently in 1983 when 24,000 Chinese were executed. No wonder over 200,000 Chinese are escaping to the West each year, legally or illegally

    If you look at overall crime rate in China, maybe those death penalty actually saved more lives. And don’t forget that China is still a developing country, much poor and less developed than the US. It was one of the poorest country just 30 years ago and is still poorer than counties like Mexico or Iraq as of today.

    Country vs country: China and United States compared: Crime stats:

    China United States

    Age of criminal responsibility 14 Ranked 28th. 2 times more than United States 6 Ranked 58th.

    Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 49.28 Ranked 82nd. 65.22 Ranked 44th. 32% more than China

    Crime levels 22.1
    Ranked 83th. 55.84
    Ranked 30th. 3 times more than China

    Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
    Ranked 7th. 0.57%
    Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than China

    Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 72.89
    Ranked 13th. 74% more than United States 41.84
    Ranked 60th.

    Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 21.13
    Ranked 68th. 32.55
    Ranked 31st. 54% more than China

    Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,014
    Ranked 3rd. The same as United States 2,014
    Ranked 1st.

    Murder rate 1.2 5
    Prisoners 1.55 million prisoners
    Ranked 2nd. 2.02 million prisoners
    Ranked 1st. 30% more than China

    Robberies 24.5
    Ranked 9th. 146.4
    Ranked 10th. 6 times more than China

    Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 4.9
    Ranked 97th. 88.8
    Ranked 1st. 18 times more than China

    Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.12
    Ranked 80th. 4.7
    Ranked 7th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murder rate 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.02
    Ranked 74th. 42.01
    Ranked 43th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murders 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/China/United-States/Crime

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Try hosting 13% black folks, or "black ghosts", as is your Chinese PC terminology and get back to us with some more stats after that, Mom.

    (That'd be about 180 million people - no I don't need no steeenin' calculator)
    , @Reg Cæsar

    China is still a developing country
     
    After 3000 years? What's taking so long?
    , @bartholomew
    I'm sure the demographics of China have much more to do with any crime rate differences than any enforcement/lack-of-enforcement of the death penalty.
  13. Anonymous says:
    @Anon 2
    For those who are impressed by China, here's a bucket of cold water: last year an estimated 2,000 Chinese were executed by their Communist government compared to 20 in the United States. The peak was apparently in 1983 when 24,000 Chinese were executed. No wonder over 200,000 Chinese are escaping to the West each year, legally or illegally

    According to the most unbiased source ever, Amnesty International. And frankly, given how many of them according to Amnesty International are supposed “human rights workers” aka liberals being sponsored by NGOs, that I cannot see it as anything but a positive thing.

    Its almost certainly exaggerated, has much more to do with China’s strict anti-drug policies and even if it was true, it it could only be improved if it actually entailed helicopter rides for feminists.

    As someone who does know Chinese who have left, fear of execution is never listed. Its pretty obviously mostly capital flight and desire to make more money.

    BTW, you should also support more Syrian invasions from this reliable source. If Amnesty International isn’t pretty obviously liberal agitprop openly sponsored by Open Society Foundation(aka the Soros baby), I don’t know what is.

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/04/syria-un-security-council-must-take-decisive-action-after-idleb-chemical-attack/

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  14. @Anon 2
    For those who are impressed by China, here's a bucket of cold water: last year an estimated 2,000 Chinese were executed by their Communist government compared to 20 in the United States. The peak was apparently in 1983 when 24,000 Chinese were executed. No wonder over 200,000 Chinese are escaping to the West each year, legally or illegally

    2000 executions? If China has the same order of magnitude raw number of murders per year that we do (~15,000 in the US in 2015, per the FBI’s UCR), in a population 4x the size but at a quarter or so the rate per capita (between 1-2 per 100,000, compared to our rate in the 4.5-5 range), then 2000 executions a year doesn’t sound extraordinarily harsh to me.

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  15. Sean says:

    Hey: If you can game one system, you can game another. When there’s a revolution, and an old system gives way to a new one, you’d be surprised how many people that prospered under the old system, also prosper under the new, like Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago.

    Words of wisdom. There is no revolution*, no systemic change that will rid us of these characters.

    *Pol Pot had a plan though: shoot everyone that wears glasses http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2085125/chinas-myopia-epidemic-why-simple-solution-being

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  16. Corvinus says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    Oh, that's BS. I was annoyed at lack of meritocracy before and I'm annoyed at lack of meritocracy now. If you think that holiness competition and loyalty to dogma is more important than actually playing fair, go and see how well countries that rely on that to create their elites result as.

    “If you think that holiness competition and loyalty to dogma is more important than actually playing fair…”

    Welcome to the Coalition of the Right Fringes and to the Coalition of the Left Fringes.

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  17. 5371 says:
    @Anon 2
    For those who are impressed by China, here's a bucket of cold water: last year an estimated 2,000 Chinese were executed by their Communist government compared to 20 in the United States. The peak was apparently in 1983 when 24,000 Chinese were executed. No wonder over 200,000 Chinese are escaping to the West each year, legally or illegally

    Other things equal, a relatively high number of executions in a country is a reason to move there, not to move away.

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  18. 5371 says:

    The Cultural Revolution wasn’t anything strange or exotic. It was a chimpout, which unlike almost all of them got to run to its logical conclusion. I suppose because China had so little experience with them it lacked immunity. The 1989 “pro-democracy” movement was another such, but that time the authorities understood where it was heading and put a stop to it.

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  19. utu says:

    Not that I think it should be illegal to be a repulsive, opportunistic teenage creep … but you can’t help wishing there were some downside.

    For some reason this made me think of Mark Zuckerberg.

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  20. A little overly negative, PC has actually peaked, at least in the following countries:

    France, Britain, The United States, Denmark, Austria, Greece and Italy. If you don’t believe me, just ask a local liberal.

    Sadly for those in Germany, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Holland, Spain and New Zealand we still have some way to go.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    PC has actually peaked...
     
    Peak Stupidity as a number spatially integrated in 2D across the lands of the world, is not yet upon us.

    It may be like the reason the peak of a power curve for an engine must be at higher rpm than the peak of the torque curve, just by the definition of mechanical power. Can we develop this idea some more, U.D.?
  21. “Ziad Ahmed will be rich and powerful before he’s forty.”

    Well, he already is. And how do we know those elite universities didn’t accept him because the uber-wealthy parentage are hoped (or have) made a big contribution? Isn’t that how it works in every corrupt nation?

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  22. John, like many, take appearances for reality.
    “The anti-white, anti-male, anti-American radicals of our own time occupy all the commanding heights of American culture: the media, the academy, the judiciary, corporations, churches, even the military. ”
    Yes the PC mob might infest some commanding heights of “the culture” …but actual “commanding” ? The PC crowd are dogs on a leash. They serve purposes which are convenient to the Ruling Class (the deep state, if that is more accurate) (Does anyone actually believe that H Clinton actually gives a Shit about ANY minority ?)
    PC gives both the pseudo-left & conservatives something to squabble about that doesn’t touch on the reality of power relations in the US. So a % of minorities are let up the class ladder, do they care ? They’re globalists, they would happily do business with Mao, Hitler, Stalin & the Devil himself ( so long as no major PR repercussions were likely) : money IS blind. Also PC “looks good”. We’re not a nasty bunch of vicious power mongers…. “We Care”
    The resentment against PC wankers is totally understandable: however, they’ll be chucked out like so much rubbish the moment it becomes expedient.

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  23. @woodNfish
    Mao had one thing right, he executed a lot of the "intelligentsia" and "academics" The ones he didn't execute were sent to re-education camps. When the revolution comes here and if we are smart, we will just execute all of them, no re-education.

    I knew one of the victims of Mao’s “Cultural Revolution”: a physician named Li Peng. His “crime” was being from a bourgeois family. His suffering under Mao was completely unnecessary, as he had not even opposed the regime.

    One thing seems certain: When “the revolution comes here” and “we” execute all of the intelligentsia, your hide will be perfectly safe.

    .

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  24. Anon says:

    This scribbler should relax a bit. While he, as a recent immigrant to the US, has no hope of reaching a commanding high position of American culture, his Chinese children should be very hopeful. The Chinese are known and admired for their hard work and high achievement in American society, and the white male could very well end up manufacturing and shining the shoes of Mr. Derbyshire’s children. Heck, America could have a Chinese president one day, as a consequence of his coming to America.

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    • Replies: @Logan
    JD's kids aren't Chinese, they're American. A lot better looking than John, too.
  25. biz says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)
    I knew one of the victims of Mao's "Cultural Revolution": a physician named Li Peng. His "crime" was being from a bourgeois family. His suffering under Mao was completely unnecessary, as he had not even opposed the regime.

    One thing seems certain: When "the revolution comes here" and "we" execute all of the intelligentsia, your hide will be perfectly safe.

    .

    Great response!

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  26. iffen says:

    Opposition to them is feeble and scattered. I can’t foresee a collapse of radical power.

    I absolutely hate it when someone like Derbyshire nails it.

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  27. Patriot says:
    @Priss Factor
    "Heck, he’ll probably be President one day."

    Jews won't allow it. But then, Jews need to worry too much about his ilk since he is a Bangladesh Muslim whose beef is with Hindus than with Jews in the Middle East. He is a safe Muslim. Even though all Muslims around the world express support for Palestinians, non-Arab ones really don't care. (And even most Arabs are beginning not to care since the main divide is Sunni vs Shia than Muslim vs Jew.) Still, a Muslim is a Muslim, and Jews don't like them.

    The ONLY reason why Muslims have gotten some favorable rating lately is because of Trump. In order for the US to continue with INVADE policy in the Middle East, it must mask its imperialism with Humanitarian gestures of INVITE. So, when Trump endangered INVITE, he also endangered INVADE, and that got Jews very angry. US has to offer a helping hand to strike with the other hand holding the hammer.

    Now, surely many Muslims see right through Jews. They see that Jewish-controlled foreign policy is messing up Muslims nations. So, why are they allied with Jews? Because for many, their main priority is gaining entry to good life in the West, not some high-minded principles about protecting Muslims from Zionist-led US foreign policy.
    So, even though they don't like the INVADE, they much appreciate the INVITE(at least for themselves and their loved ones), and so, for the time being, they are allied with Jews(who've been pushing US foreign policy to support Saudis, Turks, and Qatar to support crazy killer Jihadis in Syria).

    Even so, there is no real love for Muslims among Americans, not even among Libs. Muslims are just political pawns for Libs to feel good about themselves in attacking Trump. These Libs said and did NOTHING while Obama-Hillary was destroying Libya(with no-fly-zone air war) and Syria(by working with allies to undermine Assad). So much for their concern for Muslim lives.
    And this Muslim kid realized this. That is why he ran with BLACK LIVES MATTER than MUSLIM LIVES MATTER.

    Despite all the talk of equality, some groups are more equal than others in Western Political Morality. Notice how Mandela the Negro is revered by Arafat the Palestinian is hardly remembered in the West.
    Certain groups are more holier by PC rules. So, to gain political advantage in the US, you need ethno-consecration by association with holy groups IF your own group is deemed unholy, uncool, or unimportant.
    If you're black, Jew, or homo, you are holy and justified just for being what you are.
    But most racial/ethnic/cultural/religious groups mean nothing in America. So, for them to gain righteousness, they must associate themselves with one of the holies. (So, the Muslim kid goes with BLACK LIVES MATTER than SAVE CHRISTIAN ARABS FROM US IMPERIALISM.)
    Trump did this by hugging blacks and Homos as people he cares about. He said he wants to vet Muslims to protect homos. He said he wants to limit immigration to help them Negroes in Detroit. And of course, Iran must be destroyed to save those poor poor Jews in Israel.

    In the US, you won't gain much if you belong to a non-special people. Also, you don't mean much if you express sympathy for a people who are not on the Holy Group list. For instance, so many Christian Arabs have been brutalized since Iraq War. So many lost their homes, so many got raped, etc. It's a sad story. But they are seen as Holy People because the Glob-Media have all but ignored them. So, it doesn't matter how much you champion their plight. No one listens.

    But Jews, homos, and blacks? They are holy, so a people who aren't one of the three must associate themselves with one(or all) of the three to earn moral pokemon credits.
    And that is what the Ziad kid did. The future Fareed Zikavirus.

    Priss Factor,

    Great analysis!

    Thanks.

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  28. I wouldn’t be so sure about the future. Linear projection is always dubious: if you’d asked any rational Russian in 1913. about the future in 1920., what would be the answer ?

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  29. @Corvinus
    The moral of the story is that Mr. Sailor will manufacture Alt-White outrage and virtue signaling over a young man few Americans, white or non-white, have heard of. He is person who came from a family that worked hard, made money, and are enjoying the fruits of their labor. But because of his involvement in politics and society, which run counter to the Alt-Right playbook of race realism and HbD, the narrative must be crafted in a way that Ziad's merits were earned other by hard work, thrift, and honesty. Interesting, since Derbyshire married a non-white and sired mixed offspring (nothing wrong with those things among decent people), but then has the audacity to portray himself as a defender of the "West" (which, again, few white and non-white Americans care about) without actually following through with the basic principle of "no race mixing" among the white nationalists.

    Ave, Corvinus!

    Your Latin is, one assumes, beyond awesome. Your English…not so much.

    Steve Sailer’s name is spelled “Sailer“, not “Sailor“. That’s why “Sailer” gets a little red squiggle under it and “Sailor” doesn’t.

    Ignore your SpelChek software’s commands. The brain is akin to a muscle; it grows stronger with use. I invite you to run this experiment for yourself!

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I meant the same comment re last name of Steve Sailer, but did not want extra interaction with the commentator "Corvinus".
    , @Corvinus
    When all you have is a misspelling of a person's name as your "rebuttal", and neglect to specifically address the gist of my post, the joke is on you.
  30. Agent76 says:

    Aug 26, 2015 How the West Re-colonized China

    The “Chinese dragon” of the last two decades may be faltering but it is still hailed by many as an economic miracle. Far from a great advance for Chinese workers, however, it is the direct result of a consolidation of power in the hands of a small clique of powerful families, families that have actively collaborated with Western financial oligarchs.

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  31. Truth says:

    Hey: If you can game one system, you can game another.

    LMFAO!

    Yeah Derb, kind of like you immigrating to China for some years, marrying a local, and then 30 years later getting paid for all this “anti-immigration” and “keep the white community together” sthick.

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    • Replies: @iffen
    “keep the white community together” sthick.

    It seems to be not so much "keep the white community together" as it is "protect the white and yellow community" from the browns and the blacks.
  32. Zogby says:

    Why does a university application include a question “What matters to you, and why?” in the first place? Applicants are supposed to be accepted based on their achievements. The question invites phony-ness. What if an applicant answers “boning pretty college girls”? or “shooting some pool and getting drunk”? Is that too much candor? What if the applicant answers “getting into a prestigious university and earning a degree so I can get a high-paying job, make a shitload of cash, get married, buy a house, raise two children a dog and a cat”? Seriously, if you don’t want silly answers, don’t ask silly questions. For all of Ziad’s phony-ness, he’s got a point – gaming a system begging to be gamed.

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    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
    On the contrary, it is a very good question for the application to have included.

    Were I a college admissions officer, I would accept none of the hypothetical students who answered as you imagine if another student had written: "What matters to me is solving the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. It has been bothering me since I first read about it in my Junior year at Stokes-Pemberton Academy for Gifted Youth, when I asked my math teacher if I could borrow his book, Mathematics: The Eternal Quest. Sometimes I can't sleep at night, it so wracks my imagination. That's why I chose Cambridge; I know I shall be among kindred spirits who not only share my enthusiasm for math, but who can really help me."

    Not everyone seeking college admission wants to shoot pool and get drunk, even in today's rather parched American educational landscape. There may be one or two authentic geniuses left. It would be good for any university to snap them up. It's also a good opportunity to see if the applicant in question can write well.

  33. Anonymous says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)
    Ave, Corvinus!

    Your Latin is, one assumes, beyond awesome. Your English...not so much.

    Steve Sailer's name is spelled "Sailer", not "Sailor". That's why "Sailer" gets a little red squiggle under it and "Sailor" doesn't.

    Ignore your SpelChek software's commands. The brain is akin to a muscle; it grows stronger with use. I invite you to run this experiment for yourself!

    I meant the same comment re last name of Steve Sailer, but did not want extra interaction with the commentator “Corvinus”.

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  34. iffen says:
    @Truth

    Hey: If you can game one system, you can game another.
     
    LMFAO!

    Yeah Derb, kind of like you immigrating to China for some years, marrying a local, and then 30 years later getting paid for all this "anti-immigration" and "keep the white community together" sthick.

    “keep the white community together” sthick.

    It seems to be not so much “keep the white community together” as it is “protect the white and yellow community” from the browns and the blacks.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    Really?

    2/19/17:


    Why are we issuing that many student visas? Our universities are a resource, a great educational resource. That resource should be for the benefit of our people.

    If you say things like that out loud, of course, you mark yourself down as a hater.

    Well, the hell with that. I’ve been living among Chinese people for forty-five years. I’ve been married to one for thirty years. I’ve written two novels with Chinese protagonists sympathetically (Seeing Calvin Coolidge In A Dream and Fire From The Sun) But I love my country and I think her citizens should have first claim on her abundance.

     

  35. Corvinus says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)
    Ave, Corvinus!

    Your Latin is, one assumes, beyond awesome. Your English...not so much.

    Steve Sailer's name is spelled "Sailer", not "Sailor". That's why "Sailer" gets a little red squiggle under it and "Sailor" doesn't.

    Ignore your SpelChek software's commands. The brain is akin to a muscle; it grows stronger with use. I invite you to run this experiment for yourself!

    When all you have is a misspelling of a person’s name as your “rebuttal”, and neglect to specifically address the gist of my post, the joke is on you.

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  36. Why do the universities even bother to pretend to teach anymore? Why can’t we all just become activists? That is where the money, status and power is.

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  37. @ChineseMom
    If you look at overall crime rate in China, maybe those death penalty actually saved more lives. And don't forget that China is still a developing country, much poor and less developed than the US. It was one of the poorest country just 30 years ago and is still poorer than counties like Mexico or Iraq as of today.

    Country vs country: China and United States compared: Crime stats:

    China United States

    Age of criminal responsibility 14 Ranked 28th. 2 times more than United States 6 Ranked 58th.

    Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 49.28 Ranked 82nd. 65.22 Ranked 44th. 32% more than China

    Crime levels 22.1
    Ranked 83th. 55.84
    Ranked 30th. 3 times more than China

    Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
    Ranked 7th. 0.57%
    Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than China

    Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 72.89
    Ranked 13th. 74% more than United States 41.84
    Ranked 60th.

    Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 21.13
    Ranked 68th. 32.55
    Ranked 31st. 54% more than China

    Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,014
    Ranked 3rd. The same as United States 2,014
    Ranked 1st.

    Murder rate 1.2 5
    Prisoners 1.55 million prisoners
    Ranked 2nd. 2.02 million prisoners
    Ranked 1st. 30% more than China

    Robberies 24.5
    Ranked 9th. 146.4
    Ranked 10th. 6 times more than China

    Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 4.9
    Ranked 97th. 88.8
    Ranked 1st. 18 times more than China

    Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.12
    Ranked 80th. 4.7
    Ranked 7th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murder rate 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.02
    Ranked 74th. 42.01
    Ranked 43th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murders 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/China/United-States/Crime

    Try hosting 13% black folks, or “black ghosts“, as is your Chinese PC terminology and get back to us with some more stats after that, Mom.

    (That’d be about 180 million people – no I don’t need no steeenin’ calculator)

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    WAS: "steeenin' calculator"
    S/B: "steeenkeeng calculator"

    We regret the typo.
    , @ChineseMom
    There is a large population of black immigrants from Africa in GuangZhou, a southern city in China, the crime rate in those area isn't high at all. Here are some pictures about their lives in China:

    http://www.360doc.com/content/15/0213/20/1336476_448426215.shtml
  38. @unpc downunder
    A little overly negative, PC has actually peaked, at least in the following countries:

    France, Britain, The United States, Denmark, Austria, Greece and Italy. If you don't believe me, just ask a local liberal.

    Sadly for those in Germany, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Holland, Spain and New Zealand we still have some way to go.

    PC has actually peaked…

    Peak Stupidity as a number spatially integrated in 2D across the lands of the world, is not yet upon us.

    It may be like the reason the peak of a power curve for an engine must be at higher rpm than the peak of the torque curve, just by the definition of mechanical power. Can we develop this idea some more, U.D.?

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  39. @Achmed E. Newman
    Try hosting 13% black folks, or "black ghosts", as is your Chinese PC terminology and get back to us with some more stats after that, Mom.

    (That'd be about 180 million people - no I don't need no steeenin' calculator)

    WAS: “steeenin’ calculator”
    S/B: “steeenkeeng calculator”

    We regret the typo.

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  40. The main identity of many people in rich nations is nothing other than Virtue-Vanity by rules of PC controlled by the GLOB.

    So, if the GLOB says homos are sacred, VV’s(virtue vanites) make a big vain stink about how ‘virtuous’ they are. Thus, they have their virtugasms. People are naturally ‘spiritual’(and seek ‘emotional uplift’), and since God has been banished from the culture, people seek out new topics and themes to feel rapturous about. And PC decides the Fashion Faith of the moment. If it’s trannies in the washroom, that is what Virtue Vanitism is all about… until something else is hyped by the PC machine.

    This explains why so much of politics is ‘vanitized’ and not merely sanitized. It is sanitized of reality & inconvenient truth but also ‘vanitized’ to make people feel so self-righteous and sanctified. It goes from a social event or political issue to a new crusade and chest-beating sermon.

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  41. The anti-white, anti-male, anti-American radicals of our own time occupy all the commanding heights of American culture: the media, the academy, the judiciary, corporations, churches, even the military. Opposition to them is feeble and scattered. I can’t foresee a collapse of radical power. There is no prospect of a return to rational principles, to honest meritocracy and traditional American values.

    The democrat left is anti-male, anti-white, anti-straight, anti-Christian, anti-militia, anti-gringo, anti-occidental, and anti-able bodied.

    The government labels the victim groups as diversity:

    Diversity By Group: African American, Alternate Lifestyle, Asian, Disabled, Hispanic & Latino, Jewish, Native American, Women

    http://www.mindexchange.com/diversity.htm

    Obama is the first US president to add Muslim as yet another victim group of diversity.

    Victim groups demand and receive many identity-specific entitlements in exchange for their votes.

    Any person that is not one of the protected classes of diversity is labeled a Nazi and white supremacist or a sympathizer.

    Both the US and Israel empower victim cult bigotry in their political system and the majority of voters.

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  42. Truth says:
    @iffen
    “keep the white community together” sthick.

    It seems to be not so much "keep the white community together" as it is "protect the white and yellow community" from the browns and the blacks.

    Really?

    2/19/17:

    Why are we issuing that many student visas? Our universities are a resource, a great educational resource. That resource should be for the benefit of our people.

    If you say things like that out loud, of course, you mark yourself down as a hater.

    Well, the hell with that. I’ve been living among Chinese people for forty-five years. I’ve been married to one for thirty years. I’ve written two novels with Chinese protagonists sympathetically (Seeing Calvin Coolidge In A Dream and Fire From The Sun) But I love my country and I think her citizens should have first claim on her abundance.

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    I don't see anything there that privileges white foreigners over nonwhite natives.
  43. @Truth
    Really?

    2/19/17:


    Why are we issuing that many student visas? Our universities are a resource, a great educational resource. That resource should be for the benefit of our people.

    If you say things like that out loud, of course, you mark yourself down as a hater.

    Well, the hell with that. I’ve been living among Chinese people for forty-five years. I’ve been married to one for thirty years. I’ve written two novels with Chinese protagonists sympathetically (Seeing Calvin Coolidge In A Dream and Fire From The Sun) But I love my country and I think her citizens should have first claim on her abundance.

     

    I don’t see anything there that privileges white foreigners over nonwhite natives.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    Mr. Derbyshire is a nonwhite foreigner. He was born and raised in the U.K.
  44. Jack ryan says: • Website
    @Clark Westwood

    Exotic Americans like Obama and young Ziad, with roots in the old despotic-bureaucratic cultures of East Asia and Islamia grasp, much more easily than we do, that kissing up to the state ideology and its enforcers is a faster and more sure route to worldly success than sucker strategies like hard work, thrift, and honesty.
     
    This make sense. I wonder, however, why we haven't really seen East Asians playing the same game. At least, I can't think of any. One would expect them to be good at it--especially the Chinese.

    The Japanese American Democrat Senator for Hawaii played the victim race card for many, many years.

    He played up a legitimate combat WWII record with bitter tales of Japanese Americans put in camps.

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  45. @ChineseMom
    If you look at overall crime rate in China, maybe those death penalty actually saved more lives. And don't forget that China is still a developing country, much poor and less developed than the US. It was one of the poorest country just 30 years ago and is still poorer than counties like Mexico or Iraq as of today.

    Country vs country: China and United States compared: Crime stats:

    China United States

    Age of criminal responsibility 14 Ranked 28th. 2 times more than United States 6 Ranked 58th.

    Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 49.28 Ranked 82nd. 65.22 Ranked 44th. 32% more than China

    Crime levels 22.1
    Ranked 83th. 55.84
    Ranked 30th. 3 times more than China

    Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
    Ranked 7th. 0.57%
    Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than China

    Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 72.89
    Ranked 13th. 74% more than United States 41.84
    Ranked 60th.

    Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 21.13
    Ranked 68th. 32.55
    Ranked 31st. 54% more than China

    Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,014
    Ranked 3rd. The same as United States 2,014
    Ranked 1st.

    Murder rate 1.2 5
    Prisoners 1.55 million prisoners
    Ranked 2nd. 2.02 million prisoners
    Ranked 1st. 30% more than China

    Robberies 24.5
    Ranked 9th. 146.4
    Ranked 10th. 6 times more than China

    Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 4.9
    Ranked 97th. 88.8
    Ranked 1st. 18 times more than China

    Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.12
    Ranked 80th. 4.7
    Ranked 7th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murder rate 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.02
    Ranked 74th. 42.01
    Ranked 43th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murders 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/China/United-States/Crime

    China is still a developing country

    After 3000 years? What’s taking so long?

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    After 3000 years?
     
    3,000 years?! The Middle Kingdom has been in bidness for 5,000 years. Pshawww! 3,000 years ago the Middle Kingdom was celebrating 2 millennia of superior civilization, while, in Rome, people were still getting stoned (same as 2 millennia later, pretty much):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ5YU_spBw0
    , @ChineseMom

    China is still a developing country

    After 3000 years? What’s taking so long?
     

    Yes. Congratulations to your European ancestors who made Europe developed at much faster rate than China in last 500 years. China just started modernization about 100 years ago. There are still a lot need to learn

    @Achmed E. Newman

  46. CCR says:
    @David
    Trump is like a flaky Julian the Apostate. He was going to wrest back the empire from the slave morality but he forgot.

    At least Julian got around to firing the palace hairdressers and a couple of other things before he was mortally wounded in battle. Hear that? He actually tried before he lost.

    If memory serves, Julian the Apostate didn’t die in battle but was poisoned.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Alas, memory does not serve. Though the Catholic Encyclopedia states "Various reports concerning the circumstances of his death have come down to us", he was wounded in the side and died the same day. Poisoning? Possible, but not attested. Though, believe it or not, he was probably flakier even than President Trump. On the other hand, we still have four years to go, and I may yet have to eat those words.
    , @Logan
    Wounded in the Battle of Samarra, 363, later died of his wounds.
  47. @Reg Cæsar

    China is still a developing country
     
    After 3000 years? What's taking so long?

    After 3000 years?

    3,000 years?! The Middle Kingdom has been in bidness for 5,000 years. Pshawww! 3,000 years ago the Middle Kingdom was celebrating 2 millennia of superior civilization, while, in Rome, people were still getting stoned (same as 2 millennia later, pretty much):

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  48. Truth says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    I don't see anything there that privileges white foreigners over nonwhite natives.

    Mr. Derbyshire is a nonwhite foreigner. He was born and raised in the U.K.

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    Pretty sure that Mr. Derbyshire is white and has been naturalized in the US for a very, very long time. Plus, he's clearly and specifically referring to noncitizens.
  49. Anon says:
    @CCR
    If memory serves, Julian the Apostate didn't die in battle but was poisoned.

    Alas, memory does not serve. Though the Catholic Encyclopedia states “Various reports concerning the circumstances of his death have come down to us”, he was wounded in the side and died the same day. Poisoning? Possible, but not attested. Though, believe it or not, he was probably flakier even than President Trump. On the other hand, we still have four years to go, and I may yet have to eat those words.

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  50. […] A racist hate site that I never visit is praising the kid’s incredible ability to convince the world of victimhood despite living a life of privilege. They point out a similar student in China during the Cultural Revolution. Zhang Tiesheng (張鐵生) was a former Red Guard who moved to a rural commune as a production brigade leader. In 1973, Zhang went to take a university entrance exam to get the hell out of the countryside. Zhang didn’t know the answers to the exam questions, so he left the answer sheet blank and on the back wrote a statement about how entrance exams are a tool for the educated elite to oppress honest laborers like himself. The statement was reprinted in all the papers, 張鐵生 became a national hero, and today he’s a multimillionaire who somehow acquired New Zealand citizenship despite always living in China. […]

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  51. @Truth
    Mr. Derbyshire is a nonwhite foreigner. He was born and raised in the U.K.

    Pretty sure that Mr. Derbyshire is white and has been naturalized in the US for a very, very long time. Plus, he’s clearly and specifically referring to noncitizens.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    Correction, I meant that he was a white foreigner in response to your question, as to how long he has been naturalized, I'm not sure what difference this makes. He was not born here, yet wants to stop immigration, he is married to a non-white, yet speaks of interracial relationships "destroying Anglo-Saxon values."

    I have no problem with a man's opinions or choice of mate. I have a simple problem with seeing someone on the street, and having to say hi to both his faces. That takes too much time.
  52. Truth says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    Pretty sure that Mr. Derbyshire is white and has been naturalized in the US for a very, very long time. Plus, he's clearly and specifically referring to noncitizens.

    Correction, I meant that he was a white foreigner in response to your question, as to how long he has been naturalized, I’m not sure what difference this makes. He was not born here, yet wants to stop immigration, he is married to a non-white, yet speaks of interracial relationships “destroying Anglo-Saxon values.”

    I have no problem with a man’s opinions or choice of mate. I have a simple problem with seeing someone on the street, and having to say hi to both his faces. That takes too much time.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    But one could use a pretty strict civic nationalism reading of his work and it'll still largely apply. He's really consistent, to be honest. One can argue for reduced immigration without saying that all immigration can be stopped, for example; a general can argue for reduced military spending without abolishing the military in the same breath.

    In part, too, in this article he's essentially arguing against all "virtue-signaling" methodologies as a means of advancement, which is why he mocks the Blank Sheet Hero in the same breath as American versions of him. Its counterproductive. Its stupid whether it occurs in China, Saudi Arabia, or the US.

    And he certainly doesn't welcome that culture gaining roots in the US, especially as he notes. As he basically notes, even China stopped doing this, so its not like the US needs to start taking up stupid ideas that have been rejected by others.

    Look at what he supports in the end:


    There is no prospect of a return to rational principles, to honest meritocracy and traditional American values
     
    At no point does he mention Anglo-Saxon values, which to be frank, did employ a heck of a lot of nepotism.
  53. @Truth
    Correction, I meant that he was a white foreigner in response to your question, as to how long he has been naturalized, I'm not sure what difference this makes. He was not born here, yet wants to stop immigration, he is married to a non-white, yet speaks of interracial relationships "destroying Anglo-Saxon values."

    I have no problem with a man's opinions or choice of mate. I have a simple problem with seeing someone on the street, and having to say hi to both his faces. That takes too much time.

    But one could use a pretty strict civic nationalism reading of his work and it’ll still largely apply. He’s really consistent, to be honest. One can argue for reduced immigration without saying that all immigration can be stopped, for example; a general can argue for reduced military spending without abolishing the military in the same breath.

    In part, too, in this article he’s essentially arguing against all “virtue-signaling” methodologies as a means of advancement, which is why he mocks the Blank Sheet Hero in the same breath as American versions of him. Its counterproductive. Its stupid whether it occurs in China, Saudi Arabia, or the US.

    And he certainly doesn’t welcome that culture gaining roots in the US, especially as he notes. As he basically notes, even China stopped doing this, so its not like the US needs to start taking up stupid ideas that have been rejected by others.

    Look at what he supports in the end:

    There is no prospect of a return to rational principles, to honest meritocracy and traditional American values

    At no point does he mention Anglo-Saxon values, which to be frank, did employ a heck of a lot of nepotism.

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    There certainly are posters here who advocate pure clannish ethnocentric attitudes, but Derbyshire clearly doesn't just casually associate race with country. As he mentioned, he doesn't even practice it personally, but he does advocate his country; that country can only exist insofar as it continues to practice certain values, values associated with white people, and which should not be compromised for the sake of diversity.

    I've been reading him for some time. There's a reason why a lot of WNs despise him, you see a few even in this thread. He's far too mild for them.
  54. @Daniel Chieh
    But one could use a pretty strict civic nationalism reading of his work and it'll still largely apply. He's really consistent, to be honest. One can argue for reduced immigration without saying that all immigration can be stopped, for example; a general can argue for reduced military spending without abolishing the military in the same breath.

    In part, too, in this article he's essentially arguing against all "virtue-signaling" methodologies as a means of advancement, which is why he mocks the Blank Sheet Hero in the same breath as American versions of him. Its counterproductive. Its stupid whether it occurs in China, Saudi Arabia, or the US.

    And he certainly doesn't welcome that culture gaining roots in the US, especially as he notes. As he basically notes, even China stopped doing this, so its not like the US needs to start taking up stupid ideas that have been rejected by others.

    Look at what he supports in the end:


    There is no prospect of a return to rational principles, to honest meritocracy and traditional American values
     
    At no point does he mention Anglo-Saxon values, which to be frank, did employ a heck of a lot of nepotism.

    There certainly are posters here who advocate pure clannish ethnocentric attitudes, but Derbyshire clearly doesn’t just casually associate race with country. As he mentioned, he doesn’t even practice it personally, but he does advocate his country; that country can only exist insofar as it continues to practice certain values, values associated with white people, and which should not be compromised for the sake of diversity.

    I’ve been reading him for some time. There’s a reason why a lot of WNs despise him, you see a few even in this thread. He’s far too mild for them.

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  55. @ChineseMom
    If you look at overall crime rate in China, maybe those death penalty actually saved more lives. And don't forget that China is still a developing country, much poor and less developed than the US. It was one of the poorest country just 30 years ago and is still poorer than counties like Mexico or Iraq as of today.

    Country vs country: China and United States compared: Crime stats:

    China United States

    Age of criminal responsibility 14 Ranked 28th. 2 times more than United States 6 Ranked 58th.

    Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 49.28 Ranked 82nd. 65.22 Ranked 44th. 32% more than China

    Crime levels 22.1
    Ranked 83th. 55.84
    Ranked 30th. 3 times more than China

    Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
    Ranked 7th. 0.57%
    Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than China

    Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 72.89
    Ranked 13th. 74% more than United States 41.84
    Ranked 60th.

    Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 21.13
    Ranked 68th. 32.55
    Ranked 31st. 54% more than China

    Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,014
    Ranked 3rd. The same as United States 2,014
    Ranked 1st.

    Murder rate 1.2 5
    Prisoners 1.55 million prisoners
    Ranked 2nd. 2.02 million prisoners
    Ranked 1st. 30% more than China

    Robberies 24.5
    Ranked 9th. 146.4
    Ranked 10th. 6 times more than China

    Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 4.9
    Ranked 97th. 88.8
    Ranked 1st. 18 times more than China

    Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.12
    Ranked 80th. 4.7
    Ranked 7th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murder rate 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.02
    Ranked 74th. 42.01
    Ranked 43th. 4 times more than China

    Violent crime > Murders 13,410
    Ranked 6th. 3% more than United States 12,996
    Ranked 9th.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/China/United-States/Crime

    I’m sure the demographics of China have much more to do with any crime rate differences than any enforcement/lack-of-enforcement of the death penalty.

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    • Replies: @ChineseMom
    I believe that low crime rate in China has more to do with Chinese culture than with the demographics. People's attitude toward crime and criminals are very different in China. When I first came to the US, one of my cultural shock was to see how tolerant and lenient people's attitude toward criminals. This of course results more human treatment of criminals and crime suspects, but there are social and economical costs come with it, which country like China can't afford.
  56. @Zogby
    Why does a university application include a question “What matters to you, and why?” in the first place? Applicants are supposed to be accepted based on their achievements. The question invites phony-ness. What if an applicant answers "boning pretty college girls"? or "shooting some pool and getting drunk"? Is that too much candor? What if the applicant answers "getting into a prestigious university and earning a degree so I can get a high-paying job, make a shitload of cash, get married, buy a house, raise two children a dog and a cat"? Seriously, if you don't want silly answers, don't ask silly questions. For all of Ziad's phony-ness, he's got a point - gaming a system begging to be gamed.

    On the contrary, it is a very good question for the application to have included.

    Were I a college admissions officer, I would accept none of the hypothetical students who answered as you imagine if another student had written: “What matters to me is solving the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. It has been bothering me since I first read about it in my Junior year at Stokes-Pemberton Academy for Gifted Youth, when I asked my math teacher if I could borrow his book, Mathematics: The Eternal Quest. Sometimes I can’t sleep at night, it so wracks my imagination. That’s why I chose Cambridge; I know I shall be among kindred spirits who not only share my enthusiasm for math, but who can really help me.”

    Not everyone seeking college admission wants to shoot pool and get drunk, even in today’s rather parched American educational landscape. There may be one or two authentic geniuses left. It would be good for any university to snap them up. It’s also a good opportunity to see if the applicant in question can write well.

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  57. @Reg Cæsar

    China is still a developing country
     
    After 3000 years? What's taking so long?

    China is still a developing country

    After 3000 years? What’s taking so long?

    Yes. Congratulations to your European ancestors who made Europe developed at much faster rate than China in last 500 years. China just started modernization about 100 years ago. There are still a lot need to learn

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  58. @bartholomew
    I'm sure the demographics of China have much more to do with any crime rate differences than any enforcement/lack-of-enforcement of the death penalty.

    I believe that low crime rate in China has more to do with Chinese culture than with the demographics. People’s attitude toward crime and criminals are very different in China. When I first came to the US, one of my cultural shock was to see how tolerant and lenient people’s attitude toward criminals. This of course results more human treatment of criminals and crime suspects, but there are social and economical costs come with it, which country like China can’t afford.

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  59. @Achmed E. Newman
    Try hosting 13% black folks, or "black ghosts", as is your Chinese PC terminology and get back to us with some more stats after that, Mom.

    (That'd be about 180 million people - no I don't need no steeenin' calculator)

    There is a large population of black immigrants from Africa in GuangZhou, a southern city in China, the crime rate in those area isn’t high at all. Here are some pictures about their lives in China:

    http://www.360doc.com/content/15/0213/20/1336476_448426215.shtml

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    Guangzhou has been engaged in a mass deportation program of illegal entrants, for what it is worth. Its estimated that there are as many as 100k illegal aliens there, mostly Africans.
  60. @ChineseMom
    There is a large population of black immigrants from Africa in GuangZhou, a southern city in China, the crime rate in those area isn't high at all. Here are some pictures about their lives in China:

    http://www.360doc.com/content/15/0213/20/1336476_448426215.shtml

    Guangzhou has been engaged in a mass deportation program of illegal entrants, for what it is worth. Its estimated that there are as many as 100k illegal aliens there, mostly Africans.

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    • Replies: @ChineseMom
    Where did you get that news? I’ve never heard of it. I don’t think that mass deportation of illegal immigrants logistically possible, not to mention that Chinese government is very inexperienced in dealing with immigrants. Nobody knows how many illegal Africans in GuangZhou, the online rumor is that there are more than 200k of black people in that city.
  61. @Daniel Chieh
    Guangzhou has been engaged in a mass deportation program of illegal entrants, for what it is worth. Its estimated that there are as many as 100k illegal aliens there, mostly Africans.

    Where did you get that news? I’ve never heard of it. I don’t think that mass deportation of illegal immigrants logistically possible, not to mention that Chinese government is very inexperienced in dealing with immigrants. Nobody knows how many illegal Africans in GuangZhou, the online rumor is that there are more than 200k of black people in that city.

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    You seem to know less about China than I (or Mr. Chieh) do, Mom. I had read also of the people of Guangzhou talking about making these people leave. I don't think it would be a problem for them to make that happen, as even the most corrupt of the Chinese officials care about the Chinese people more than American politicians care about Americans.

    I have been to "Chocolate City" in Guangzhou, for clothes shopping (we didn't buy anything, I don't think). I bet these people are the cream of the crop of Africa, as far as businessmen. We don't exactly have that.

    Lastly, I don't know if you are innumerate like most Americans, but 200,000 people is a drop in the bucket of the 20,000,000 or more in Guangzhou proper, much less China (pop. of Guangzhuou may even be closer to 40,000,000). Compare our 13 % to China's < 0.01 %. The US has a COUPLE OF THOUSAND TIMES AS MANY BLACK PEOPLE PER CAPITA.

    Do you get these numbers? You've got to understand numbers to understand this.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    https://thenanfang.com/guangzhou-has-deported-768-foreigners-so-far-this-year/


    China has many issues. Controlling people, though, really isn't one of them, not with the hukou system. Its not like African migrants are Vietnamese who can just slip through by looking Chinese, I mean.
  62. @ChineseMom
    Where did you get that news? I’ve never heard of it. I don’t think that mass deportation of illegal immigrants logistically possible, not to mention that Chinese government is very inexperienced in dealing with immigrants. Nobody knows how many illegal Africans in GuangZhou, the online rumor is that there are more than 200k of black people in that city.

    You seem to know less about China than I (or Mr. Chieh) do, Mom. I had read also of the people of Guangzhou talking about making these people leave. I don’t think it would be a problem for them to make that happen, as even the most corrupt of the Chinese officials care about the Chinese people more than American politicians care about Americans.

    I have been to “Chocolate City” in Guangzhou, for clothes shopping (we didn’t buy anything, I don’t think). I bet these people are the cream of the crop of Africa, as far as businessmen. We don’t exactly have that.

    Lastly, I don’t know if you are innumerate like most Americans, but 200,000 people is a drop in the bucket of the 20,000,000 or more in Guangzhou proper, much less China (pop. of Guangzhuou may even be closer to 40,000,000). Compare our 13 % to China’s < 0.01 %. The US has a COUPLE OF THOUSAND TIMES AS MANY BLACK PEOPLE PER CAPITA.

    Do you get these numbers? You've got to understand numbers to understand this.

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    Lastly, I don’t know if you are innumerate like most Americans, but 200,000 people is a drop in the bucket of the 20,000,000 or more in Guangzhou proper, much less China (pop. of Guangzhuou may even be closer to 40,000,000). Compare our 13 % to China’s < 0.01 %. The US has a COUPLE OF THOUSAND TIMES AS MANY BLACK PEOPLE PER CAPITA
     
    Yes. But they concentrate on small area similar to Chinatown in the US. That's why it called "Chocolate City”. In "Chocolate City”, the crime rate is still very low and it is safe to walk around during the night.
  63. @ChineseMom
    Where did you get that news? I’ve never heard of it. I don’t think that mass deportation of illegal immigrants logistically possible, not to mention that Chinese government is very inexperienced in dealing with immigrants. Nobody knows how many illegal Africans in GuangZhou, the online rumor is that there are more than 200k of black people in that city.

    https://thenanfang.com/guangzhou-has-deported-768-foreigners-so-far-this-year/

    China has many issues. Controlling people, though, really isn’t one of them, not with the hukou system. Its not like African migrants are Vietnamese who can just slip through by looking Chinese, I mean.

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    • Replies: @ChineseMom
    Did you see the main source of the article you posted? It titled: Guangzhou Detains or Repatriates 768 Foreigners in 8 Months. This means the actual number of deportation could be anything between 0 to 768. Is this a mass deportation?

    China has many issues. Controlling people, though, really isn’t one of them, not with the hukou system. Its not like African migrants are Vietnamese who can just slip through by looking Chinese, I mean.
     
    This is your misunderstanding of Hukou system. That system doesn't have much of use today and have never been designed for this kind of purpose.

    China isn't a police state. Cops can't just randomly arrest a black person on the street and African countries won't accept any repatriation of a black person without the proof of citizenship.
  64. @Daniel Chieh
    https://thenanfang.com/guangzhou-has-deported-768-foreigners-so-far-this-year/


    China has many issues. Controlling people, though, really isn't one of them, not with the hukou system. Its not like African migrants are Vietnamese who can just slip through by looking Chinese, I mean.

    Did you see the main source of the article you posted? It titled: Guangzhou Detains or Repatriates 768 Foreigners in 8 Months. This means the actual number of deportation could be anything between 0 to 768. Is this a mass deportation?

    China has many issues. Controlling people, though, really isn’t one of them, not with the hukou system. Its not like African migrants are Vietnamese who can just slip through by looking Chinese, I mean.

    This is your misunderstanding of Hukou system. That system doesn’t have much of use today and have never been designed for this kind of purpose.

    China isn’t a police state. Cops can’t just randomly arrest a black person on the street and African countries won’t accept any repatriation of a black person without the proof of citizenship.

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  65. @Achmed E. Newman
    You seem to know less about China than I (or Mr. Chieh) do, Mom. I had read also of the people of Guangzhou talking about making these people leave. I don't think it would be a problem for them to make that happen, as even the most corrupt of the Chinese officials care about the Chinese people more than American politicians care about Americans.

    I have been to "Chocolate City" in Guangzhou, for clothes shopping (we didn't buy anything, I don't think). I bet these people are the cream of the crop of Africa, as far as businessmen. We don't exactly have that.

    Lastly, I don't know if you are innumerate like most Americans, but 200,000 people is a drop in the bucket of the 20,000,000 or more in Guangzhou proper, much less China (pop. of Guangzhuou may even be closer to 40,000,000). Compare our 13 % to China's < 0.01 %. The US has a COUPLE OF THOUSAND TIMES AS MANY BLACK PEOPLE PER CAPITA.

    Do you get these numbers? You've got to understand numbers to understand this.

    Lastly, I don’t know if you are innumerate like most Americans, but 200,000 people is a drop in the bucket of the 20,000,000 or more in Guangzhou proper, much less China (pop. of Guangzhuou may even be closer to 40,000,000). Compare our 13 % to China’s < 0.01 %. The US has a COUPLE OF THOUSAND TIMES AS MANY BLACK PEOPLE PER CAPITA

    Yes. But they concentrate on small area similar to Chinatown in the US. That’s why it called “Chocolate City”. In “Chocolate City”, the crime rate is still very low and it is safe to walk around during the night.

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  66. Logan says:
    @CCR
    If memory serves, Julian the Apostate didn't die in battle but was poisoned.

    Wounded in the Battle of Samarra, 363, later died of his wounds.

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  67. Logan says:
    @Anon
    This scribbler should relax a bit. While he, as a recent immigrant to the US, has no hope of reaching a commanding high position of American culture, his Chinese children should be very hopeful. The Chinese are known and admired for their hard work and high achievement in American society, and the white male could very well end up manufacturing and shining the shoes of Mr. Derbyshire's children. Heck, America could have a Chinese president one day, as a consequence of his coming to America.

    JD’s kids aren’t Chinese, they’re American. A lot better looking than John, too.

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  68. Redd says:

    Opposition to them is feeble and scattered. I can’t foresee a collapse of radical power.

    Shortsighted observation. No one saw Trump winning the nomination, much less the election. Opposition has a habit of coalescing “out of nowhere”, and we know there is plenty of it out there, even if it now appears “feeble and scattered.” Cheer up, John, we’re not finished off yet.

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