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Hatefest in Tennessee

This month’s big event was the annual conference of American Renaissance in Tennessee over the last weekend. It was a great success—the best of the several AmRen conferences I’ve attended.

One difference with previous AmRen conferences in this location is that the anti-white protestors (practically all of them, of course, white themselves—Goodwhites) were allowed to stand right outside the main door of the conference center, instead of on the other side of the parking lot as formerly. This change apparently resulted from legal pressure.

This made no difference to us attendees inside, other than to give us and the protestors close looks at each other through the conference-center windows. It did, though, probably lead to the first ever punch-up between one of ours and several of theirs, reported at the end of AmRen’s own conference report.

Nobody seems to know how the fight got started; I’ve heard several different stories. Local law enforcement apparently doesn’t post police reports online, other than for traffic incidents, so we’ll have to wait for legal proceedings.

Whatever: He’s our guy. Dissident Right doesn’t leave its wounded on the battlefield. A funding site has been set up for his medical and legal costs. I’ve donated, and I hope you will too.

Alt Right rising

It’s getting to be a cliché at AmRen conferences, but it’s a happy one: The attendees get younger every year. Scanning the conference hall on Saturday I saw a couple of guys who prompted the thought: “How did they get here? They don’t look old enough to drive.”

Speaker Julian Langness
Speaker Julian Langness

The blogger Z-man attended this year’s conference, his first ever, and wrote a very good three-part diary (here, here, and here) about it. From Part I:

The age of the crowd was the first thing I noticed. There were many people there in the under-30 age bracket. There were lot of guys in their 40’s and 50’s too. The average age was probably early 40’s and there were quite a few women in attendance.

Later, in Part III, Z-man contrasted that with the protestors, as seen through the conference hall windows.

I was standing in front of the big glass windows watching the Antifa loonies, when I turned and looked at the young AmRen guys taking pics and selfies, laughing and enjoying themselves. On one side of the glass were grotesquely out of shape people in grubby clothes, smoking and gesticulating. On the other were young men in suits, well groomed and composed. It was one of those times when you can stand on the timeline of your life and see the past and the future at the same time.

Indeed. Something’s happening here, and it’s a privilege to be a part of it. I only wish I’d been born fifty years later.

The uselessness of Conservatism Inc

I not only got to meet Z-man for the first time ever, but also Audacious Epigone, who is out there with Steve Sailer at the front of the pack of Alt Right quantitative bloggers. (Of whom there can never be enough. Numbers are of the essence.)

Audacious is the getting-younger cliché incarnate. He looks way too young to have as much worldly smarts as he shows in his blogging.

At an after-conference private gathering, our own James Kirkpatrick—who, notwithstanding he describes himself as “a Beltway veteran,” I personally would card if he tried to buy beer in my checkout lane at the supermarket—gave an eloquent talk full of insights about this.

The meeting was private so it would be naughty to quote at any length, but James did say that among young, politically-engaged people he knows, Conservatism, Inc. has next to no market share.

Why would they have any market share? Conservatism, Inc. has accomplished nothing. Heritage, Cato, AEI, NRI … all that scholarly lucubration, all those millions in funds, and Conservatism, Inc. couldn’t even pass Health-Care Reform. Our borders are wide open to anyone that cares to stroll in, American citizenship counts for nothing, the Afghanistan war is in its sixteenth futile year, and they’re fine with it all.

Why would any patriotic young person support these arm-flappers?

Did any of them, with all their overflowing treasure chests, contribute anything to last year’s election victory? If they did, it must have been inadvertent: they all hated Trump.

Something’s definitely happening. The tawch has been paahssed

A great living American

I can’t leave the topic of July’s AmRen conference without a deep bow of respect to Jared Taylor, who founded AmRen.

As the Z-man wrote, and as I said at the beginning of my conference presentation, Jared has been pressing on doggedly with his project—white advocacy, race realism—for a quarter of a century now, through innumerable difficulties and setbacks, and against a stiff headwind of opposition from the dominant culture—including, of course, Conservatism, Inc.

Now all that labor is bearing fruit. This year, for the first time ever, Jared had to turn people away; the conference center was just not big enough for all who wanted to attend. My advice to Jared would be to think ahead some and book Yankee Stadium for the 2020 conference.

Success couldn’t happen to a better man. I’ve been saying for years that if our civilization survives, there will one day be statues to Jared in public squares all over the country.

Congratulations, Sir. Onward and upward! Excelsior!

RV-ing with the Derbs

The Derbs actually made a vacation out of the AmRen conference.

This was a consequence of last year’s vacation, when we spent two weeks in the Far East. Toby, the Hound of the Derbyshires was parked in a doggie hotel for the duration. It was the first time we’d ever done that. In previous years we’d had my daughter or neighbors come in and feed him; but in 2016 no-one was available.

The doggie hotel was pretty nice. The living quarters were graded from “apartment” to “penthouse” (no kidding). Guests were fed, groomed, played with, and encouraged to socialize, all on a scale of fees, of course.

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We’d set Toby up with a nice mid-range suite and playtime, but he was deeply unhappy without us and wouldn’t eat. “We did our best,” said the staff, “but he just wouldn’t.” When we picked him up after the vacation, Toby was a bag of bones.

This much distressed Mrs Derb. She swore we would never again go on vacation without him.

Me: “Honey, there’s only a very limited number of vacations we can go on with him.”

She: “You’re the master vacation planner. Figure something out.”

So for this year’s vacation we rented a small RV (this one) and spent a week driving it down to Tennessee, taking in as many national parks as we could on the way.

It was a first RV experience for both of us, and a very positive one. Those things are complicated and confusing at first; and yes, dumping out the tanks is a chore (although not as unpleasant as it’s made out to be in that sappy Robin Williams movie).

Once you’re familiar with all the systems, though—it only needs a couple of days—RV-ing is a lot of fun.

Montgomery Bell State Park, where AmRen holds its conferences, has an RV park within it, so that’s where we stayed for the weekend of the conference. It made an interesting contrast with the other RV parks we stopped at along the way. Most of the people we met in them were older types—often Florida residents who can’t take the heat down there in summer months.

Montgomery Bell RV park, on the other hand, was teeming with young children, with very few geezers in evidence. I don’t know the reason for this. It was nothing to do with the conference; so far as I know, none of the other conference-goers were RV-ing it.

RV-ing was a new world for us, and we enjoyed it. I was feeling like some kind of pioneer until an email exchange with an old friend who had moved from New York to Arizona a couple of years ago. He threw cold water on my pioneer spirit: “It’s a very Western thing, Derb. Out here, I believe we are the only family in our street that doesn’t own an RV …”

Learning from the Big Man

Prior to our setting out on this vacation, telling friends that we would be driving down through the Appalachians, the first thing everyone told us—after the obligatory Deliverance jokes, that is—was: “Take plenty of bug repellent.”

We did, but it didn’t help. Didn’t help me, I mean. Mrs Derb apparently holds no interest for insects. Her blood (I tell her) has no flavor. Me, they devour. They bite, and my body reacts furiously to them.

This is a recent development, connected in some way to my leukemia, which does weird things to the immune system.

My basic philosophy on minor physical afflictions is to not let them prevent you doing things you want to do. I enjoyed my vacation, and damn the bugs.

I did find myself thinking about Jomo Kenyatta, though.

Kenyatta was the first Prime Minister, and also the first President, of Kenya after that country won independence from Britain (which happened in 1963). He was a typical African Big Man: swaggering, ruthless, politically astute, and corrupt as all get out.

The reason I’ve been thinking about Jomo Kenyatta is his fly whisk. It was the Kenyatta trade mark. When you saw pictures of Kenyatta—which we did a lot in early-1960s Britain as the independence negotiations ground on—he was generally brandishing a fly whisk.

I’m thinking maybe I should get one of those things. You can buy them on Amazon (is there anything you can’t buy on Amazon at this point?) although they are surprisingly pricey—and that’s without the jewels that adorned Kenyatta’s.

It’s not just for vacations that I want a fly whisk, either. On my daily walk with the dog here at home in Long Island we pass through some streets with a lot of trees and bushes. In high summer, tiny little insects come out and buzz around my head. I don’t think these are biters, but they’re mighty annoying.

I’ve been using my hankie as a makeshift fly whisk. (Yes, I’m one of those reactionary diehards who still carries a linen hankie in my back pocket.) Why not go for the real thing?

I’d be grateful for opinions from readers on this before I shell out $44.45. Would a fly whisk be an absurd affectation for a middle-class American? Would people think I am gay—any more, I mean, than they do when they see me fluttering my hankie around?

Gissing

Among my reading on the vacation/AmRen trip was a lovely old—I mean, like a hundred years old—edition of George Gissing’s 1901 travel book By the Ionian Sea, gifted to me by a friend who knows my fondness for Gissing. It’s a small book—193 pages in this pocket-sized edition—and one of Gissing’s less well-known works.

The book records Gissing’s travels in Calabria (the “toe” of Italy’s “boot”) in 1897. This region was settled by Greeks in antiquity, then taken over by Rome in the late Republic, then incorporated into the Roman Empire, then became part of the Ostrogothic Kingdom after Rome’s fall, then was invaded successively by Byzantines, Saracens, Normans, and others. Oh, it’s also prone to earthquakes.

So Calabria’s seen interesting times. Gissing knew all about it. He had early in life developed a passion for the Greek and Latin classics, and his imagination never strayed far from those lost worlds.

The Calabria of 1897 was a dilapidated stinking dump, though, populated by sickly peasants, scowling inn-keepers serving indigestible food, and arrogant corrupt officials.

That’s the fun of reading the book: Gissing’s immensely knowledgeable reflections on the ancient glories he associated with every place he went, contrasted with the squalor he saw.

So:

I took my ticket for Cotrone, which once was Croton. At Croton, Pythagoras enjoyed his moment’s triumph, ruling men to their own behoof. At Croton grew up a school of medicine which glorified Magna Graecia. “Healthier than Croton,” said a proverb; for the spot was unsurpassed in salubrity; beauty and strength distinguished its inhabitants … After the fall of Sybaris, Croton became so populous that its walls encircled twelve miles. Hither came Zeuxis, to adorn with paintings the great temple of Hera on the Lacinian promontory; here he made his picture of Helen, with models chosen from the loveliest maidens of the city. I was light-hearted with curious anticipation as I entered the train for Cotrone.

He arrives at Cotrone’s best hotel:

No one appeared to receive the arriving guests. Feeling very hungry, I went into the room at the end of the passage, where I had seen a tablecloth; a wretched lamp burned on the wall, but only after knocking, stamping, and calling did I attract attention; then issued from some mysterious region a stout, slatternly, sleepy woman, who seemed surprised at my demand for food, but at length complied with it.

Table service was the least of Gissing’s problems. Croton may have been “unsurpassed in salubrity” back in 700 B.C., but Gissing came down with malaria. He was close to death at one point, but recovered and continued his journey.

Travellers were tough in those days. I’m ashamed of myself for grumbling about a few bug bites.

I can’t leave Gissing without quoting Dorothy Parker’s lines.

When I admit neglect of Gissing,

They say I don’t know what I’m missing.

Until their arguments are subtler,

I think I’ll stick to Samuel Butler.

Poet seeks privy

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One more on the literary beat.

In last month’s diary I had a note on the 18th-century Russian poet Derzhavin. The note included this, which I’d had from a reader.

My father, whose knowledge on such matters is exhaustive, thinks the poet from Sonya’s party [i.e. in Yuri Trifonov’s 1976 novel The House on the Embankment] was likely a composite sketch, but his convention-flouting quip “where’s the bathroom” was a clear homage to Gavrila Derzhavin.

I diligently looked up Derzhavin in my Penguin Book of Russian Verse, but couldn’t find a bathroom reference. “What did Derzhavin have to do with bathrooms?” I asked Diary readers plaintively.

A different Russian reader filled me in.

Mr Derbyshire: On the question of Derzhavin and bathrooms, it is a reference to the following excerpt from Pushkin’s memoirs.

“I saw Derzhavin only once in my life but shall never forget that occasion. It was in 1815 at a public examination in the Lyceum. When we boys learned Derzhavin was coming, all of us grew excited. Delvig went out on the stairs to wait for him and kiss his hand, the hand that had written ‘The Waterfall.’ Derzhavin arrived. Derzhavin entered the vestibule, and Delvig heard him ask the janitor: ‘Where is the privy here, my good fellow?’ This prosaic question disenchanted Delvig, who canceled his intent and returned to the reception hall. Delvig told me the story with wonderful bonhomie and good humor.”

Hey, even poets have to go to the bathroom.

Liu Xiaobo, RIP

Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo died July 13th, to the everlasting disgrace of China’s thuggish government. He died in hospital, but still surrounded by secret-police goons.

My friend the scholar Andrew Clark—who, in the matter of being steeped in knowledge of the classical world, could give George Gissing a stadion for his money—wrote a memorial poem:

Presser on Mt. Olympus

It was a bit of liver trouble, longstanding …

The eagle, every night

—That eagle brimmed with positive energy.

Why, they played badminton together!

The bird used its wing as a racket.

Chained upon the rock

—According to law.

Such a waste.

—Prophylaxis. Chaos if our mountain falls.

It was a gift of fire.

—So-called fire.

Who wants it? No one wants it here.

Show me one person here who wants it!

[A long silence. They stare at each other.]

A. E. Clark

July 13, 2017

Math Corner

Yet another depressingly young death to record, this one from disease.

On July 14th, the day after Liu’s passing, we lost Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win a Fields Medal (the “math Nobel Prize”). Professor Mirzakhani died in a hospital in Stanford, California, after yielding to complications arising from breast cancer. She was only 40 years old.

I’m not competent to judge Prof. Mirzakhani’s work, but friends who are so competent assure me that her Fields was not an affirmative-action stunt. The lady deserved it.

She joins a short, sad roster of high-rank female mathematicians who died young, or at any rate not old: Sofia Kovalevskaya (41) and Emmy Noether (53), most notably.

Gibbon gives the impression that Hypatia of Alexandria was a comely young maid when she met her gruesome death (as likewise does artist C.W. Mitchell.) In fact Hypatia was in her fifties like Noether; but that’s still not old.

To turn you from those sad reflections, here’s a brainteaser. It’s an old chestnut, but well worth recycling now and again.

Does √(1+2√(1+3√(1+4√(1+5√(1+ …))))) have a finite numerical value? If so, what is it?

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John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. ) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He’s had two books published by VDARE.com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and From the Dissident Right II: Essays 2013. His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.

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  1. fnn says:

    New takedown of SPLC from City Journal:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/demagogic-bully-15370.html

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  2. 1/ ‘Number are of the essence’. No culture is of the essence.

    2/Any ‘child care provided’? No? Until there is…

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  3. I used to be rather impervious to mosquito bites when I was growing up in the USA, but when I moved to Europe the things over here seemed to be far more vicious. I wondered if that might be the case for you, but you say it is only recent.

    A fly whisk might be OK in increasingly mult-culti LI; at the very least, nobody would mistake you for a fat African potentate.

    Nice to hear the future is not condemned to absolute rule by Snowflakes.

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  4. There are certain parallels between rise of Alt Right and Jewish Emancipation in the 19th century.

    There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. So, even very smart Jews were still reading Torah or Talmud than tackling science, math, and modern ideas. Or, Jews were banned from many institutions unless they converted, but even converts faced subtle obstacles. Emancipation led to Jews breaking out of tradition and passing through gentile barriers. And it led to a kind of Radical Renaissance in philosophy, science, math, medicine, arts, culture, music, etc. It was because so much talent had been bottled up for so long. They all exploded all at once like Big Bang.

    Something similar has been holding back the American Right.

    First, just like Jews were once trapped in weight of tradition and same-old-dogma, much of American Right got caught up in Jesus, Israel, Constitution, and Taxes. Christian Right stifled creativity and thinking. It was for dumb stuff like Prayer in Schools and displaying Ten Commandments in public buildings. Or, it was about battling homomania with a religious argument when a secular biological and moral argument would have been far more compelling. As for Israel, part of it was just Christian messianic silliness and the other was slavishness to donor and media class. As for Constitutionalists, they failed to understand how malleable laws are under the power. One can go on and on about ‘muh constitution’, but the Power will bend rules. Always. And stuff about taxes only interested the rich and failed to unite Americans. It was seeing the world through numbers than hearts and minds. As Conservatism got associated with dumb Christians, ‘greed’ of self-obsessed libertarians, rigid Constitutionalists(who clung to original documents like the Torah), and Zionism(pure toady behavior to the powerful), they lost prestige and credibility. So, even though Conservatives spoke of ‘excellence’ against ‘egalitarianism’, the smartest and most able individuals went with Liberalism. Also, Conservative slavishness to Jews and Israel put them in a moral bind. After all, if most Jews are Liberal and hostile to Conservatives, why are Conservatives most devoted to those who hate them most? It implied moral insecurity and defensiveness, i.e. because the White Right got associated with all the ‘racism’ and other evils, they had to beg forgiveness and get on their knees and grovel. And what better way than by seeking approval from the Holocaust Tribe, the most tragic people on earth. (Maybe one can even argue Hitler was really a ‘leftist’.) But this display was pathetic because their way of making amends was by sucking up to the most powerful and richest group in America. If the Right really wanted to make amends, why not stick up for Palestinians who got it up their a** even though they had NOTHING to do with WWII and Holocaust? It’s one thing to feel sorry for Jews as victims in WWII. But in the case of Israel-Palestine, Jews were clearly the aggressors and oppressors.

    Anyway, Con Inc dogma and Christian Right stifled creativity, true liberty, true individuality, and true expression on the Right. There was lack of originality and integrity. While the Right usually stuck to lamo Conservative Inc shibboleths, the occasional deviation was to adopt the values and positions of the other side as really being ‘conservative’ and misused by the ‘left’. So, MLK is a conservative hero all of a sudden. Or, ‘gay marriage’ is a ‘conservative’ value and Liberals are the true ‘homophobes’ for not opposing Muslims who wanna harm ‘gays’. Or Democrats are the ‘real racists’ because KKK long ago were Democrats or some such crap. National Review became National Repeat. (As for the Other Right, it was usually some 14/88 neo-nazi crap that, as often as not, was government plant.)

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    The Right was also stifled by PC dominated by colleges, law firms, the state, media, entertainment. This was esp true prior to the internet when Globalist-Liberals controlled most channels of discourse and forums of respectable opinions. There was Talk Radio, but it was just boorish talk on timid subjects. There was PC as law of the land, and there was no need for any discussion.

    So, if anyone was on the Right, the only option was dogma of ‘muh constitution, low taxes, Jesus loves me, and Israel!’. Any rightist who deviated from the Cantillation was attacked by both Liberal PC and by Conservative Inc. Look at the fate of Joe Sobran, a famous example.

    So, there was a lot of bottled up energies, excitement, as well as anger. It wanted to break through the tiresome dogma and it wanted to speak truth to PC power. It had enough of Con Inc, especially after Neocons turned it totally into Wars for Israel club and Wall Street club. And it didn’t want to join some icky neo-nazi crap, which has its own PC of ‘muh fuhrer’.

    And then Alt Right happened, and it was an Alt not only to Con Inc but to 14/88 garbage. (This is why Alt Right must be careful when dealing with trash like Anglin and psychos like Greg Johnson and Kurtagic.) Alt Right gave free voice to individuals with new, idiosyncratic, and dissident ideas.
    And because the true honest Right had been suppressed for so long, the explosion was volcanic, a eureka moment. It’s like the British Invasion or French New Wave. But just like those movements, Alt Right can peter out if its energies are mishandled or wasted on indulgence. Lennon and Godard sure got lost very fast. Godard never recovered from his Maoist lunacy of late 60s. Currently, the personality pissing contest among Alt Right figures is turning stupid.

    To be sure, Alt Right has nothing like the talent and energy of the Jewish Emancipation that opened the way for Mahler, Kafka, Schoenberg, Einstein, Freud, Vienna cafe society, etc. that radically and fundamentally changed society. There are no geniuses in the Alt Right though some are reasonably bright.
    But what matters is this shift in the Overton Window has finally allowed the True Right the freedom and energy to express itself without shame, restraint, or apology.

    Most of the very smart people are Libs, but they are so caught up in PC lies and corruption of privilege that, now, their talents are being wasted and misused in culture. Or, the sheer trivilization of culture in its decadence & degeneracy has turned many smart Libs into emotional idiots whose idea of ‘truth’ is green hair and 50 genders. Hillary Clinton represented how Liberalism also become like Con Inc. It lost its secular love of reason, liberty, and skepticism and turned into a neo-dogma of ‘muh gay marriage’, ‘muh search for new hitler’, and ‘muh magic negro’ that was discredited by BLM ugliness.
    And of ‘muh hypocrisy’ is hardly compelling as a theme. For example, how long are Jewish Libs going to claim social justice while pushing for criminalization of BDS?

    Anyway, Alt Right has a great opportunity. It is willing to speak more truth(if not all the truth) in a world of dogma, lies, fantasy, and hypocrisy. Also, much of Lib Inc has gone infantile, with teletubby rainbow goo-goo color revolution of homomania.

    Right now, Alt Right is on the side of Race Factism while most of society — Lib Inc and Con Inc and Antifa and rest of them — are Anti-Race-Factist or just plain Anti-Factist.

    Alt Right should make most of this Emancipation Moment.

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    Wow. good one.

    As a matter of interest, would you be satisfied with Israel if it kept the borders agreed with the British or do you oppose the insertion of Israel into Palestine full stop?
    , @Wally
    "There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. "

    "Discrimination" that was merely a reaction to Jew behavior.

    ‘Antisemitism’ is simply a logical reaction to the lies, thievery, violence, destruction, and hate that is perpetrated and advocated by Jewish supremacists.
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    Well said. Where can I read more of your insight and analysis?
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    "Dems are the real racists" (DR3 in the lingo) comes from, I believe, either affirmative action - "Are you saying they can't stand on their own merit?" or, dem welfare destroying black families and keeping them dependent.

    Also, Greg Johnson is not a nazi or Hitler-follower, I don't know where you got that idea from.
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  5. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    It’s great to hear the AmRen conference attracts so many young men. But the reason people are surprised is b/c of (((msm))) nrainwashing that seeks to say White = old fuddy duddy, black = hip youth.

    I’ve worked in a multiracial school in a big city. Trust me that nobody is more rancorous than young White boys about the situation since they bear the brunt. I never gave them any indication about my social or political beliefs, yet I had to practically beg them to stop telling racist (mostly dindu) and sexist jokes.

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    Glad to hear that (perhaps) the kids are all right.
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  6. Why did NPR do this interview with Milo Fruit if they’re not gonna broadcast it?

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  7. 5371 says:

    On the basis of some things about JD’s own life he has mentioned now and again, I can guess at one reason why he might think of Gissing as a kindred soul.

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  8. iFrank says:

    Nice essay, JD.

    Bugs. I know exactly what you mean, as I have lymphoma leukemia also. (taking Ibrutineb). Damn bugs! Anyway, I do a couple things. I wear long sleeve T shirts and spray bug repellant on my baseball cap and my neck scarf. I also got a huuugh mosquito net for when i want to sit outside on my patio.

    All the best,
    -Frank

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  9. But for his stubborn refusal to take on the JQ, Jared Taylor is a great man. Not radical enough for my tastes but he does a great job of advocating for Whites. In keeping with Mr. Derbyshire’s reference, if White civilization survives in America, statues of MLK can be torn down and replaced with ones of him (and Andrew Anglin of course).

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  10. n230099 says:

    So a ‘fly whisk’ is really a ‘dog whistle’?

    Good grief…there’s 5 minutes I’ll ‘never get back’. These people are nothing and will never change anything. This appears to be classic ‘overthinking’.

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  11. Miriam Mirzakhani’s mathematical genealogy…two Irish retards:Curtis McMullen and Dennis Sullivan(former member of a motorcycle gang)…

    Your math puzzle:named after a useful by product of the petrochemical industry……

    Another Irish retard:Robert Langlands….

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    I have no idea if it is one isn't named after that well known Industrial by product....but it looks similar....I was reading about radical denesting algorithms in the ice cream shop at East Winds right before I had to go to a wedding party reception at East Winds by Wild Wood State Park....and that mathematical constant came up.....suppose to be almost an integer type creature.
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  12. @War for Blair Mountain
    Miriam Mirzakhani's mathematical genealogy...two Irish retards:Curtis McMullen and Dennis Sullivan(former member of a motorcycle gang)...

    Your math puzzle:named after a useful by product of the petrochemical industry......


    Another Irish retard:Robert Langlands....

    I have no idea if it is one isn’t named after that well known Industrial by product….but it looks similar….I was reading about radical denesting algorithms in the ice cream shop at East Winds right before I had to go to a wedding party reception at East Winds by Wild Wood State Park….and that mathematical constant came up…..suppose to be almost an integer type creature.

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    John

    Looks like something from the late great Ramanujan......


    The Hindus in India are obssesed with the Lonney and Carr books. I don't know how Ramanujan could have learned trigonometry from these two books....or anybody for that matter.....

    Ramanujan had to have had a very dense trigonometric neuronal circuit mass in his brain that just needed to be activated.....analogy:Neil's Jerne model of the immune system...immune systems don't learn...immune systems are activated.....same thing with human languages....another argument against the AI transhuman project....

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  13. helena says:
    @Priss Factor
    There are certain parallels between rise of Alt Right and Jewish Emancipation in the 19th century.

    There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. So, even very smart Jews were still reading Torah or Talmud than tackling science, math, and modern ideas. Or, Jews were banned from many institutions unless they converted, but even converts faced subtle obstacles. Emancipation led to Jews breaking out of tradition and passing through gentile barriers. And it led to a kind of Radical Renaissance in philosophy, science, math, medicine, arts, culture, music, etc. It was because so much talent had been bottled up for so long. They all exploded all at once like Big Bang.

    Something similar has been holding back the American Right.

    First, just like Jews were once trapped in weight of tradition and same-old-dogma, much of American Right got caught up in Jesus, Israel, Constitution, and Taxes. Christian Right stifled creativity and thinking. It was for dumb stuff like Prayer in Schools and displaying Ten Commandments in public buildings. Or, it was about battling homomania with a religious argument when a secular biological and moral argument would have been far more compelling. As for Israel, part of it was just Christian messianic silliness and the other was slavishness to donor and media class. As for Constitutionalists, they failed to understand how malleable laws are under the power. One can go on and on about 'muh constitution', but the Power will bend rules. Always. And stuff about taxes only interested the rich and failed to unite Americans. It was seeing the world through numbers than hearts and minds. As Conservatism got associated with dumb Christians, 'greed' of self-obsessed libertarians, rigid Constitutionalists(who clung to original documents like the Torah), and Zionism(pure toady behavior to the powerful), they lost prestige and credibility. So, even though Conservatives spoke of 'excellence' against 'egalitarianism', the smartest and most able individuals went with Liberalism. Also, Conservative slavishness to Jews and Israel put them in a moral bind. After all, if most Jews are Liberal and hostile to Conservatives, why are Conservatives most devoted to those who hate them most? It implied moral insecurity and defensiveness, i.e. because the White Right got associated with all the 'racism' and other evils, they had to beg forgiveness and get on their knees and grovel. And what better way than by seeking approval from the Holocaust Tribe, the most tragic people on earth. (Maybe one can even argue Hitler was really a 'leftist'.) But this display was pathetic because their way of making amends was by sucking up to the most powerful and richest group in America. If the Right really wanted to make amends, why not stick up for Palestinians who got it up their a** even though they had NOTHING to do with WWII and Holocaust? It's one thing to feel sorry for Jews as victims in WWII. But in the case of Israel-Palestine, Jews were clearly the aggressors and oppressors.

    Anyway, Con Inc dogma and Christian Right stifled creativity, true liberty, true individuality, and true expression on the Right. There was lack of originality and integrity. While the Right usually stuck to lamo Conservative Inc shibboleths, the occasional deviation was to adopt the values and positions of the other side as really being 'conservative' and misused by the 'left'. So, MLK is a conservative hero all of a sudden. Or, 'gay marriage' is a 'conservative' value and Liberals are the true 'homophobes' for not opposing Muslims who wanna harm 'gays'. Or Democrats are the 'real racists' because KKK long ago were Democrats or some such crap. National Review became National Repeat. (As for the Other Right, it was usually some 14/88 neo-nazi crap that, as often as not, was government plant.)

    The Right was also stifled by PC dominated by colleges, law firms, the state, media, entertainment. This was esp true prior to the internet when Globalist-Liberals controlled most channels of discourse and forums of respectable opinions. There was Talk Radio, but it was just boorish talk on timid subjects. There was PC as law of the land, and there was no need for any discussion.

    So, if anyone was on the Right, the only option was dogma of 'muh constitution, low taxes, Jesus loves me, and Israel!'. Any rightist who deviated from the Cantillation was attacked by both Liberal PC and by Conservative Inc. Look at the fate of Joe Sobran, a famous example.

    So, there was a lot of bottled up energies, excitement, as well as anger. It wanted to break through the tiresome dogma and it wanted to speak truth to PC power. It had enough of Con Inc, especially after Neocons turned it totally into Wars for Israel club and Wall Street club. And it didn't want to join some icky neo-nazi crap, which has its own PC of 'muh fuhrer'.

    And then Alt Right happened, and it was an Alt not only to Con Inc but to 14/88 garbage. (This is why Alt Right must be careful when dealing with trash like Anglin and psychos like Greg Johnson and Kurtagic.) Alt Right gave free voice to individuals with new, idiosyncratic, and dissident ideas.
    And because the true honest Right had been suppressed for so long, the explosion was volcanic, a eureka moment. It's like the British Invasion or French New Wave. But just like those movements, Alt Right can peter out if its energies are mishandled or wasted on indulgence. Lennon and Godard sure got lost very fast. Godard never recovered from his Maoist lunacy of late 60s. Currently, the personality pissing contest among Alt Right figures is turning stupid.

    To be sure, Alt Right has nothing like the talent and energy of the Jewish Emancipation that opened the way for Mahler, Kafka, Schoenberg, Einstein, Freud, Vienna cafe society, etc. that radically and fundamentally changed society. There are no geniuses in the Alt Right though some are reasonably bright.
    But what matters is this shift in the Overton Window has finally allowed the True Right the freedom and energy to express itself without shame, restraint, or apology.

    Most of the very smart people are Libs, but they are so caught up in PC lies and corruption of privilege that, now, their talents are being wasted and misused in culture. Or, the sheer trivilization of culture in its decadence & degeneracy has turned many smart Libs into emotional idiots whose idea of 'truth' is green hair and 50 genders. Hillary Clinton represented how Liberalism also become like Con Inc. It lost its secular love of reason, liberty, and skepticism and turned into a neo-dogma of 'muh gay marriage', 'muh search for new hitler', and 'muh magic negro' that was discredited by BLM ugliness.
    And of 'muh hypocrisy' is hardly compelling as a theme. For example, how long are Jewish Libs going to claim social justice while pushing for criminalization of BDS?

    Anyway, Alt Right has a great opportunity. It is willing to speak more truth(if not all the truth) in a world of dogma, lies, fantasy, and hypocrisy. Also, much of Lib Inc has gone infantile, with teletubby rainbow goo-goo color revolution of homomania.

    Right now, Alt Right is on the side of Race Factism while most of society -- Lib Inc and Con Inc and Antifa and rest of them -- are Anti-Race-Factist or just plain Anti-Factist.

    Alt Right should make most of this Emancipation Moment.

    Wow. good one.

    As a matter of interest, would you be satisfied with Israel if it kept the borders agreed with the British or do you oppose the insertion of Israel into Palestine full stop?

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    Israel is a done deal. It's a reality the world has to deal with, and even most Arabs accept it.

    The problem is the Occupation.

    At the very least, the US and Jews have to

    1. Acknowledge the Palestinian tragedy.

    2. Give them West Bank.
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  14. @War for Blair Mountain
    I have no idea if it is one isn't named after that well known Industrial by product....but it looks similar....I was reading about radical denesting algorithms in the ice cream shop at East Winds right before I had to go to a wedding party reception at East Winds by Wild Wood State Park....and that mathematical constant came up.....suppose to be almost an integer type creature.

    John

    Looks like something from the late great Ramanujan……

    The Hindus in India are obssesed with the Lonney and Carr books. I don’t know how Ramanujan could have learned trigonometry from these two books….or anybody for that matter…..

    Ramanujan had to have had a very dense trigonometric neuronal circuit mass in his brain that just needed to be activated…..analogy:Neil’s Jerne model of the immune system…immune systems don’t learn…immune systems are activated…..same thing with human languages….another argument against the AI transhuman project….

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  15. John

    Benjamin Finkel……founder of the American Mathemstical Monthly and AMM problems editor…never learned algebra in high school….took an algebra class in his last year of College. All of the college courses he took in college were what you would expect a NCAA Div 1 dumb jock to take…..Niel’s Jerne was on to something……

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  16. Derb, I’m shocked you didn’t tell me you were going to pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My place of employment is in Cherokee and I’d have treated you and Mrs. Derb to Granny’s, THE place to eat in Cherokee.

    Mosquitos aren’t a problem here. Gnats are a different story and the body’s reaction to their bite can be quite nasty. I’m sure, however, that chemo has messed with your body.

    Montgomery Bell State Park is a nice place. I’ve been there many times when I lived in middle TN.

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    I'm off to Cherokee in a week...passing through Asheville. Are there places to kayak that you would recommend?.....prefer category 2-3.5 rapids... nothing greater...
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  17. dearieme says:

    In Oz the mozzies ignored me and attacked my wife. In NZ the sandflies ignored her and attacked me.

    Bites happen.

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  18. Wally says:
    @Priss Factor
    There are certain parallels between rise of Alt Right and Jewish Emancipation in the 19th century.

    There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. So, even very smart Jews were still reading Torah or Talmud than tackling science, math, and modern ideas. Or, Jews were banned from many institutions unless they converted, but even converts faced subtle obstacles. Emancipation led to Jews breaking out of tradition and passing through gentile barriers. And it led to a kind of Radical Renaissance in philosophy, science, math, medicine, arts, culture, music, etc. It was because so much talent had been bottled up for so long. They all exploded all at once like Big Bang.

    Something similar has been holding back the American Right.

    First, just like Jews were once trapped in weight of tradition and same-old-dogma, much of American Right got caught up in Jesus, Israel, Constitution, and Taxes. Christian Right stifled creativity and thinking. It was for dumb stuff like Prayer in Schools and displaying Ten Commandments in public buildings. Or, it was about battling homomania with a religious argument when a secular biological and moral argument would have been far more compelling. As for Israel, part of it was just Christian messianic silliness and the other was slavishness to donor and media class. As for Constitutionalists, they failed to understand how malleable laws are under the power. One can go on and on about 'muh constitution', but the Power will bend rules. Always. And stuff about taxes only interested the rich and failed to unite Americans. It was seeing the world through numbers than hearts and minds. As Conservatism got associated with dumb Christians, 'greed' of self-obsessed libertarians, rigid Constitutionalists(who clung to original documents like the Torah), and Zionism(pure toady behavior to the powerful), they lost prestige and credibility. So, even though Conservatives spoke of 'excellence' against 'egalitarianism', the smartest and most able individuals went with Liberalism. Also, Conservative slavishness to Jews and Israel put them in a moral bind. After all, if most Jews are Liberal and hostile to Conservatives, why are Conservatives most devoted to those who hate them most? It implied moral insecurity and defensiveness, i.e. because the White Right got associated with all the 'racism' and other evils, they had to beg forgiveness and get on their knees and grovel. And what better way than by seeking approval from the Holocaust Tribe, the most tragic people on earth. (Maybe one can even argue Hitler was really a 'leftist'.) But this display was pathetic because their way of making amends was by sucking up to the most powerful and richest group in America. If the Right really wanted to make amends, why not stick up for Palestinians who got it up their a** even though they had NOTHING to do with WWII and Holocaust? It's one thing to feel sorry for Jews as victims in WWII. But in the case of Israel-Palestine, Jews were clearly the aggressors and oppressors.

    Anyway, Con Inc dogma and Christian Right stifled creativity, true liberty, true individuality, and true expression on the Right. There was lack of originality and integrity. While the Right usually stuck to lamo Conservative Inc shibboleths, the occasional deviation was to adopt the values and positions of the other side as really being 'conservative' and misused by the 'left'. So, MLK is a conservative hero all of a sudden. Or, 'gay marriage' is a 'conservative' value and Liberals are the true 'homophobes' for not opposing Muslims who wanna harm 'gays'. Or Democrats are the 'real racists' because KKK long ago were Democrats or some such crap. National Review became National Repeat. (As for the Other Right, it was usually some 14/88 neo-nazi crap that, as often as not, was government plant.)

    The Right was also stifled by PC dominated by colleges, law firms, the state, media, entertainment. This was esp true prior to the internet when Globalist-Liberals controlled most channels of discourse and forums of respectable opinions. There was Talk Radio, but it was just boorish talk on timid subjects. There was PC as law of the land, and there was no need for any discussion.

    So, if anyone was on the Right, the only option was dogma of 'muh constitution, low taxes, Jesus loves me, and Israel!'. Any rightist who deviated from the Cantillation was attacked by both Liberal PC and by Conservative Inc. Look at the fate of Joe Sobran, a famous example.

    So, there was a lot of bottled up energies, excitement, as well as anger. It wanted to break through the tiresome dogma and it wanted to speak truth to PC power. It had enough of Con Inc, especially after Neocons turned it totally into Wars for Israel club and Wall Street club. And it didn't want to join some icky neo-nazi crap, which has its own PC of 'muh fuhrer'.

    And then Alt Right happened, and it was an Alt not only to Con Inc but to 14/88 garbage. (This is why Alt Right must be careful when dealing with trash like Anglin and psychos like Greg Johnson and Kurtagic.) Alt Right gave free voice to individuals with new, idiosyncratic, and dissident ideas.
    And because the true honest Right had been suppressed for so long, the explosion was volcanic, a eureka moment. It's like the British Invasion or French New Wave. But just like those movements, Alt Right can peter out if its energies are mishandled or wasted on indulgence. Lennon and Godard sure got lost very fast. Godard never recovered from his Maoist lunacy of late 60s. Currently, the personality pissing contest among Alt Right figures is turning stupid.

    To be sure, Alt Right has nothing like the talent and energy of the Jewish Emancipation that opened the way for Mahler, Kafka, Schoenberg, Einstein, Freud, Vienna cafe society, etc. that radically and fundamentally changed society. There are no geniuses in the Alt Right though some are reasonably bright.
    But what matters is this shift in the Overton Window has finally allowed the True Right the freedom and energy to express itself without shame, restraint, or apology.

    Most of the very smart people are Libs, but they are so caught up in PC lies and corruption of privilege that, now, their talents are being wasted and misused in culture. Or, the sheer trivilization of culture in its decadence & degeneracy has turned many smart Libs into emotional idiots whose idea of 'truth' is green hair and 50 genders. Hillary Clinton represented how Liberalism also become like Con Inc. It lost its secular love of reason, liberty, and skepticism and turned into a neo-dogma of 'muh gay marriage', 'muh search for new hitler', and 'muh magic negro' that was discredited by BLM ugliness.
    And of 'muh hypocrisy' is hardly compelling as a theme. For example, how long are Jewish Libs going to claim social justice while pushing for criminalization of BDS?

    Anyway, Alt Right has a great opportunity. It is willing to speak more truth(if not all the truth) in a world of dogma, lies, fantasy, and hypocrisy. Also, much of Lib Inc has gone infantile, with teletubby rainbow goo-goo color revolution of homomania.

    Right now, Alt Right is on the side of Race Factism while most of society -- Lib Inc and Con Inc and Antifa and rest of them -- are Anti-Race-Factist or just plain Anti-Factist.

    Alt Right should make most of this Emancipation Moment.

    “There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. ”

    “Discrimination” that was merely a reaction to Jew behavior.

    ‘Antisemitism’ is simply a logical reaction to the lies, thievery, violence, destruction, and hate that is perpetrated and advocated by Jewish supremacists.

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    "Jew behavior." Nice.
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  19. @helena
    Wow. good one.

    As a matter of interest, would you be satisfied with Israel if it kept the borders agreed with the British or do you oppose the insertion of Israel into Palestine full stop?

    Israel is a done deal. It’s a reality the world has to deal with, and even most Arabs accept it.

    The problem is the Occupation.

    At the very least, the US and Jews have to

    1. Acknowledge the Palestinian tragedy.

    2. Give them West Bank.

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    • Replies: @helena
    I see. But I don't think they will. The Palestinians don't seem to have much support; neither in the ME nor in the West, apart from Corbyn's crew. Would you like to see a Corbyn government?
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  20. David says:

    An evergreen bough makes an excellent fly whisk. Hemlock and fir are less sappy than white or red pine, all break off fairly easily compared to hardwoods.

    100% deet bug repellent is the most effective. It’s a little gross but easier to adjust to than the bugs. Sort of bad for your skin in direct sun, like baby oil.

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    sweet fern works too.
    , @Alden
    What about one of those fluffy dusting things? Bet they would work fine.
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  21. helena says:
    @Priss Factor
    Israel is a done deal. It's a reality the world has to deal with, and even most Arabs accept it.

    The problem is the Occupation.

    At the very least, the US and Jews have to

    1. Acknowledge the Palestinian tragedy.

    2. Give them West Bank.

    I see. But I don’t think they will. The Palestinians don’t seem to have much support; neither in the ME nor in the West, apart from Corbyn’s crew. Would you like to see a Corbyn government?

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    If Israel tries to swallow West Bank, it's gonna be like a python swallowing something that's gonna blow up in its stomach.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dEIBE4Jw54
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  22. Barnard says:

    James did say that among young, politically-engaged people he knows, Conservatism, Inc. has next to no market share.

    Why would they have any market share? Conservatism, Inc. has accomplished nothing. Heritage, Cato, AEI, NRI … all that scholarly lucubration, all those millions in funds, and Conservatism, Inc. couldn’t even pass Health-Care Reform. Our borders are wide open to anyone that cares to stroll in, American citizenship counts for nothing, the Afghanistan war is in its sixteenth futile year, and they’re fine with it all.

    Why are the big donors still paying for all this? What are they getting for their investment? National Review accomplishes nothing and can still raise $100k to setup a foundation for David French to make a podcast and give speeches at colleges in addition to all their other regular fundraising requests.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/450016/national-review-institute-david-frenchs-center-unalienable-rights

    The Weekly Standard has been a completely meaningless publication since George W. Bush left office with zero influence outside the neocon bubble, but it sounds like Philip Anschutz just cuts them a check every year to cover operating costs. All of these groups do nothing but react to the culture and agenda of the left, usually offering weak and ineffectual objections. These high net worth donors wouldn’t stick with investments that produced losses or no returns, so why do they keep funding this?

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    I've believed for a long time that conservative isn't is nothing but controlled opposition that furthers the cannibalize capitalists long term plan to exterminate Whites so that the cannibal capitalists can preside over their empire of starving brown serfs kept in line by a black civil service.

    Why do the cannibal capitalists put up with the vastly expanded and expensive HR departments? A rational person would say let the personnel clerks do payroll and the department managers arrange shift schedules and the rest of it.

    Instead HR is a huge department. They are now 6 figure executives instead of clerks. The hiring process is lengthy and complicated. Every activity every day is in danger of expensive lawsuits and litigation. Companies are forced to create do nothing jobs 6 figure jobs for female and black incompetents.

    So why do the cannibalize capitalists put up with all the expense and trouble of affirmative action? Ostensibly it's because of judicial and federal orders to hire incompetent women and minorities?

    But I know enough about the judicial system to know that with enough money and effort any laws and regulations can be overturned. The original quota system was quickly turned into a no White men and few White women need apply.
    Look at 19th century Anerican history from 1820 on The miners and industrialists recruited and hired in Europe. Whenever there was a depression or problem in Europe there were the recruiters promising riches and wonders in America.

    It's just more of the same. The more desperate workers, the lower the wages and the worst conditions.

    White nationalism in the style of amren is the answer. Hard on crime,anti gays, patriotism (ugh) preaching old fashioned Christian family values, anti abortion of future criminals, welfare slugs and affirmative action beneficiaries, all these conservative causes are just cannibal capitalist efforts to distract Whites from our planned extermination.
    , @Excal

    Why are the big donors still paying for all this? What are they getting for their investment?
     
    They are getting a ticket to the societies and friendships they've maintained through the years. They have no wish to change any of these things.

    I'm sure they really believe that their money is doing some sort of good. Many of them have probably lost the energy to keep an eye on where it's all really going, but they trust their friends and societies, just as they still trust the great US Federal Government.

    Conservatism Inc. is far, far past the point of being a movement with a definable goal. It is now a perpetual club, like the American Cancer Society or MADD or Greenpeace. What would happen if cancer were really, completely cured? Would the American Cancer Society declare victory and wind itself up? Or what if racism were really, truly eradicated (assuming that were possible)? Would the NAACP and SPLC shut themselves down and go find other jobs? Of course not. For these sorts of organisations, success is very dangerous -- it could mean the end. The organisations which comprise Conservatism Inc. are mostly of the same stripe.

    These high net worth donors wouldn’t stick with investments that produced losses or no returns, so why do they keep funding this?
     
    I don't think they see their donations as investments. I think they see them more as membership dues, or charity.
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  23. There may be one thing you still can’t buy on Amazon .com: a real wildebeest tail fly whisk, as Kenyatta always had.

    I suspect they would be illegal in the US.

    Amazon carries horse-hair fly-whisks, which should work fine.

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    PV, very glad to see you're still very much alive and calling the beast a wildebeest, not a gnu. It is deeply unfortunate that men like you were not in power in RSA in the 1970s and 1980s. None of this tragic nonsense would ever had happened.
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  24. @Quartermaster
    Derb, I'm shocked you didn't tell me you were going to pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My place of employment is in Cherokee and I'd have treated you and Mrs. Derb to Granny's, THE place to eat in Cherokee.

    Mosquitos aren't a problem here. Gnats are a different story and the body's reaction to their bite can be quite nasty. I'm sure, however, that chemo has messed with your body.

    Montgomery Bell State Park is a nice place. I've been there many times when I lived in middle TN.

    I’m off to Cherokee in a week…passing through Asheville. Are there places to kayak that you would recommend?…..prefer category 2-3.5 rapids… nothing greater…

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  25. Truth says:

    It’s getting to be a cliché at AmRen conferences, but it’s a happy one: The attendees get younger every year. Scanning the conference hall on Saturday I saw a couple of guys who prompted the thought: “How did they get here? They don’t look old enough to drive.”

    Hey, I’m sure Milo has never been so “well received” after the conference!

    Hey, by the way, I love the way you threw in a picture of your vibrant and colorful daughter! Man, people can call you and Freddie names, but nobody can question your sticktoitiveness.

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    Daughter? I think that's Rosie????
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  26. Your granddaughter looks lovely.

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  27. J1234 says:

    It was a first RV experience for both of us, and a very positive one.

    That’s because:
    1) You went with a small one.
    2) You didn’t buy the darn thing.

    Everyone I know who has purchased one of those gigantic RV’s has sold it. The fuel consumption is atrocious. Unfortunately, some people see that the gas powered models are lower priced than the diesel powered models, so they try to save money that way. Apparently, that doesn’t work. Gas consumption is even worse with gasoline. Well under 10 miles to the gallon.

    Now, I’ve never owned or driven one, so take that with a grain of salt, but based on what I’ve seen and heard, I never will buy one of the large ones. Oh, and then there’s storage. The small one looks cool, though.

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    Everyone I know who has purchased one of those gigantic RV’s has sold it. The fuel consumption is atrocious. Unfortunately, some people see that the gas powered models are lower priced than the diesel powered models, so they try to save money that way. Apparently, that doesn’t work. Gas consumption is even worse with gasoline. Well under 10 miles to the gallon.
     
    In the big rigs, gas engines aren't an option. Tag axle diesels get around 8mpg, maybe 10 at best. But for all their cost and complexity (a 40'+ tag axle with 3-4 slide outs can exceed a million $) these things are a replacement for home for months at a time for many. Think of all the systems in your average upper middle class home and condense them into a bus to get a sense of how much an engineering challenge this is.

    For just a couple and a dog, the little Class C that Derb rented is great for a weekend or perhaps a week at most. But if you intend to explore "flyover country" you'll be glad to have that big Class A bus.
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  28. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Wally
    "There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. "

    "Discrimination" that was merely a reaction to Jew behavior.

    ‘Antisemitism’ is simply a logical reaction to the lies, thievery, violence, destruction, and hate that is perpetrated and advocated by Jewish supremacists.

    “Jew behavior.” Nice.

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  29. @helena
    I see. But I don't think they will. The Palestinians don't seem to have much support; neither in the ME nor in the West, apart from Corbyn's crew. Would you like to see a Corbyn government?

    If Israel tries to swallow West Bank, it’s gonna be like a python swallowing something that’s gonna blow up in its stomach.

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    Ah, there's a plan.

    Does the porcupine work for http://www.quilliaminternational.com/about/?

    Stupid pun, sorry.
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  30. John was the wise guy who passed off the Collatz conjecture a few years back as a math quickie…..

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  31. @Priss Factor
    There are certain parallels between rise of Alt Right and Jewish Emancipation in the 19th century.

    There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. So, even very smart Jews were still reading Torah or Talmud than tackling science, math, and modern ideas. Or, Jews were banned from many institutions unless they converted, but even converts faced subtle obstacles. Emancipation led to Jews breaking out of tradition and passing through gentile barriers. And it led to a kind of Radical Renaissance in philosophy, science, math, medicine, arts, culture, music, etc. It was because so much talent had been bottled up for so long. They all exploded all at once like Big Bang.

    Something similar has been holding back the American Right.

    First, just like Jews were once trapped in weight of tradition and same-old-dogma, much of American Right got caught up in Jesus, Israel, Constitution, and Taxes. Christian Right stifled creativity and thinking. It was for dumb stuff like Prayer in Schools and displaying Ten Commandments in public buildings. Or, it was about battling homomania with a religious argument when a secular biological and moral argument would have been far more compelling. As for Israel, part of it was just Christian messianic silliness and the other was slavishness to donor and media class. As for Constitutionalists, they failed to understand how malleable laws are under the power. One can go on and on about 'muh constitution', but the Power will bend rules. Always. And stuff about taxes only interested the rich and failed to unite Americans. It was seeing the world through numbers than hearts and minds. As Conservatism got associated with dumb Christians, 'greed' of self-obsessed libertarians, rigid Constitutionalists(who clung to original documents like the Torah), and Zionism(pure toady behavior to the powerful), they lost prestige and credibility. So, even though Conservatives spoke of 'excellence' against 'egalitarianism', the smartest and most able individuals went with Liberalism. Also, Conservative slavishness to Jews and Israel put them in a moral bind. After all, if most Jews are Liberal and hostile to Conservatives, why are Conservatives most devoted to those who hate them most? It implied moral insecurity and defensiveness, i.e. because the White Right got associated with all the 'racism' and other evils, they had to beg forgiveness and get on their knees and grovel. And what better way than by seeking approval from the Holocaust Tribe, the most tragic people on earth. (Maybe one can even argue Hitler was really a 'leftist'.) But this display was pathetic because their way of making amends was by sucking up to the most powerful and richest group in America. If the Right really wanted to make amends, why not stick up for Palestinians who got it up their a** even though they had NOTHING to do with WWII and Holocaust? It's one thing to feel sorry for Jews as victims in WWII. But in the case of Israel-Palestine, Jews were clearly the aggressors and oppressors.

    Anyway, Con Inc dogma and Christian Right stifled creativity, true liberty, true individuality, and true expression on the Right. There was lack of originality and integrity. While the Right usually stuck to lamo Conservative Inc shibboleths, the occasional deviation was to adopt the values and positions of the other side as really being 'conservative' and misused by the 'left'. So, MLK is a conservative hero all of a sudden. Or, 'gay marriage' is a 'conservative' value and Liberals are the true 'homophobes' for not opposing Muslims who wanna harm 'gays'. Or Democrats are the 'real racists' because KKK long ago were Democrats or some such crap. National Review became National Repeat. (As for the Other Right, it was usually some 14/88 neo-nazi crap that, as often as not, was government plant.)

    The Right was also stifled by PC dominated by colleges, law firms, the state, media, entertainment. This was esp true prior to the internet when Globalist-Liberals controlled most channels of discourse and forums of respectable opinions. There was Talk Radio, but it was just boorish talk on timid subjects. There was PC as law of the land, and there was no need for any discussion.

    So, if anyone was on the Right, the only option was dogma of 'muh constitution, low taxes, Jesus loves me, and Israel!'. Any rightist who deviated from the Cantillation was attacked by both Liberal PC and by Conservative Inc. Look at the fate of Joe Sobran, a famous example.

    So, there was a lot of bottled up energies, excitement, as well as anger. It wanted to break through the tiresome dogma and it wanted to speak truth to PC power. It had enough of Con Inc, especially after Neocons turned it totally into Wars for Israel club and Wall Street club. And it didn't want to join some icky neo-nazi crap, which has its own PC of 'muh fuhrer'.

    And then Alt Right happened, and it was an Alt not only to Con Inc but to 14/88 garbage. (This is why Alt Right must be careful when dealing with trash like Anglin and psychos like Greg Johnson and Kurtagic.) Alt Right gave free voice to individuals with new, idiosyncratic, and dissident ideas.
    And because the true honest Right had been suppressed for so long, the explosion was volcanic, a eureka moment. It's like the British Invasion or French New Wave. But just like those movements, Alt Right can peter out if its energies are mishandled or wasted on indulgence. Lennon and Godard sure got lost very fast. Godard never recovered from his Maoist lunacy of late 60s. Currently, the personality pissing contest among Alt Right figures is turning stupid.

    To be sure, Alt Right has nothing like the talent and energy of the Jewish Emancipation that opened the way for Mahler, Kafka, Schoenberg, Einstein, Freud, Vienna cafe society, etc. that radically and fundamentally changed society. There are no geniuses in the Alt Right though some are reasonably bright.
    But what matters is this shift in the Overton Window has finally allowed the True Right the freedom and energy to express itself without shame, restraint, or apology.

    Most of the very smart people are Libs, but they are so caught up in PC lies and corruption of privilege that, now, their talents are being wasted and misused in culture. Or, the sheer trivilization of culture in its decadence & degeneracy has turned many smart Libs into emotional idiots whose idea of 'truth' is green hair and 50 genders. Hillary Clinton represented how Liberalism also become like Con Inc. It lost its secular love of reason, liberty, and skepticism and turned into a neo-dogma of 'muh gay marriage', 'muh search for new hitler', and 'muh magic negro' that was discredited by BLM ugliness.
    And of 'muh hypocrisy' is hardly compelling as a theme. For example, how long are Jewish Libs going to claim social justice while pushing for criminalization of BDS?

    Anyway, Alt Right has a great opportunity. It is willing to speak more truth(if not all the truth) in a world of dogma, lies, fantasy, and hypocrisy. Also, much of Lib Inc has gone infantile, with teletubby rainbow goo-goo color revolution of homomania.

    Right now, Alt Right is on the side of Race Factism while most of society -- Lib Inc and Con Inc and Antifa and rest of them -- are Anti-Race-Factist or just plain Anti-Factist.

    Alt Right should make most of this Emancipation Moment.

    Well said. Where can I read more of your insight and analysis?

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  32. MBlanc46 says:
    @Anon
    It's great to hear the AmRen conference attracts so many young men. But the reason people are surprised is b/c of (((msm))) nrainwashing that seeks to say White = old fuddy duddy, black = hip youth.

    I've worked in a multiracial school in a big city. Trust me that nobody is more rancorous than young White boys about the situation since they bear the brunt. I never gave them any indication about my social or political beliefs, yet I had to practically beg them to stop telling racist (mostly dindu) and sexist jokes.

    Glad to hear that (perhaps) the kids are all right.

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  33. @David
    An evergreen bough makes an excellent fly whisk. Hemlock and fir are less sappy than white or red pine, all break off fairly easily compared to hardwoods.

    100% deet bug repellent is the most effective. It's a little gross but easier to adjust to than the bugs. Sort of bad for your skin in direct sun, like baby oil.

    sweet fern works too.

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  34. Art Deco says:

    Hoover, Heritage, AEI, Hudson, Manhattan, &c. are policy shops. It’s their function get ideas into circulation (intermediating between academic work and public officials) and provide assistance to public officials seeking to develop policy. What they accomplish is a function of what politicians are willing to accomplish. It wasn’t their job to ‘pass health care reform’. That was the job of the congressional Republican caucus. Republican members of Congress are, by and large mediocre men led by Addison Mitchell McConnell, a superlatively mediocre man.

    Your alternative to Hertiage et al is what? Claes Ryn’s National Humanities Institute had two salaried employees (and nothing to do with public policy). The Rockford Institute is a shell whose only residual activity is publishing a low-circulation magazine. The Howard Center has three salaried employees. von Mises is much more substantial. Alas, they’re business is promoting s*** sandwiches like neo-Confrederate historiography and Austro-fringe economics.

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  35. Alden says:
    @Barnard

    James did say that among young, politically-engaged people he knows, Conservatism, Inc. has next to no market share.

    Why would they have any market share? Conservatism, Inc. has accomplished nothing. Heritage, Cato, AEI, NRI … all that scholarly lucubration, all those millions in funds, and Conservatism, Inc. couldn’t even pass Health-Care Reform. Our borders are wide open to anyone that cares to stroll in, American citizenship counts for nothing, the Afghanistan war is in its sixteenth futile year, and they’re fine with it all.
     
    Why are the big donors still paying for all this? What are they getting for their investment? National Review accomplishes nothing and can still raise $100k to setup a foundation for David French to make a podcast and give speeches at colleges in addition to all their other regular fundraising requests.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/450016/national-review-institute-david-frenchs-center-unalienable-rights

    The Weekly Standard has been a completely meaningless publication since George W. Bush left office with zero influence outside the neocon bubble, but it sounds like Philip Anschutz just cuts them a check every year to cover operating costs. All of these groups do nothing but react to the culture and agenda of the left, usually offering weak and ineffectual objections. These high net worth donors wouldn't stick with investments that produced losses or no returns, so why do they keep funding this?

    I’ve believed for a long time that conservative isn’t is nothing but controlled opposition that furthers the cannibalize capitalists long term plan to exterminate Whites so that the cannibal capitalists can preside over their empire of starving brown serfs kept in line by a black civil service.

    Why do the cannibal capitalists put up with the vastly expanded and expensive HR departments? A rational person would say let the personnel clerks do payroll and the department managers arrange shift schedules and the rest of it.

    Instead HR is a huge department. They are now 6 figure executives instead of clerks. The hiring process is lengthy and complicated. Every activity every day is in danger of expensive lawsuits and litigation. Companies are forced to create do nothing jobs 6 figure jobs for female and black incompetents.

    So why do the cannibalize capitalists put up with all the expense and trouble of affirmative action? Ostensibly it’s because of judicial and federal orders to hire incompetent women and minorities?

    But I know enough about the judicial system to know that with enough money and effort any laws and regulations can be overturned. The original quota system was quickly turned into a no White men and few White women need apply.
    Look at 19th century Anerican history from 1820 on The miners and industrialists recruited and hired in Europe. Whenever there was a depression or problem in Europe there were the recruiters promising riches and wonders in America.

    It’s just more of the same. The more desperate workers, the lower the wages and the worst conditions.

    White nationalism in the style of amren is the answer. Hard on crime,anti gays, patriotism (ugh) preaching old fashioned Christian family values, anti abortion of future criminals, welfare slugs and affirmative action beneficiaries, all these conservative causes are just cannibal capitalist efforts to distract Whites from our planned extermination.

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  36. Turning to you old mathemstical chesnut, a point of clarification please. Do you count the infinite decimal which is the square root of 2 as having a finite value? Does an infinite series of fractions which, when added converge on the limit of 2 have a finite value?

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    Yes, and yes.
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  37. @Truth

    It’s getting to be a cliché at AmRen conferences, but it’s a happy one: The attendees get younger every year. Scanning the conference hall on Saturday I saw a couple of guys who prompted the thought: “How did they get here? They don’t look old enough to drive.”
     
    Hey, I'm sure Milo has never been so "well received" after the conference!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34

    Hey, by the way, I love the way you threw in a picture of your vibrant and colorful daughter! Man, people can call you and Freddie names, but nobody can question your sticktoitiveness.

    Daughter? I think that’s Rosie????

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  38. Alden says:
    @David
    An evergreen bough makes an excellent fly whisk. Hemlock and fir are less sappy than white or red pine, all break off fairly easily compared to hardwoods.

    100% deet bug repellent is the most effective. It's a little gross but easier to adjust to than the bugs. Sort of bad for your skin in direct sun, like baby oil.

    What about one of those fluffy dusting things? Bet they would work fine.

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  39. @PV van der Byl
    There may be one thing you still can't buy on Amazon .com: a real wildebeest tail fly whisk, as Kenyatta always had.

    I suspect they would be illegal in the US.

    Amazon carries horse-hair fly-whisks, which should work fine.

    PV, very glad to see you’re still very much alive and calling the beast a wildebeest, not a gnu. It is deeply unfortunate that men like you were not in power in RSA in the 1970s and 1980s. None of this tragic nonsense would ever had happened.

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    Lol. Derb, you sly dog….

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  41. Excal says:
    @Barnard

    James did say that among young, politically-engaged people he knows, Conservatism, Inc. has next to no market share.

    Why would they have any market share? Conservatism, Inc. has accomplished nothing. Heritage, Cato, AEI, NRI … all that scholarly lucubration, all those millions in funds, and Conservatism, Inc. couldn’t even pass Health-Care Reform. Our borders are wide open to anyone that cares to stroll in, American citizenship counts for nothing, the Afghanistan war is in its sixteenth futile year, and they’re fine with it all.
     
    Why are the big donors still paying for all this? What are they getting for their investment? National Review accomplishes nothing and can still raise $100k to setup a foundation for David French to make a podcast and give speeches at colleges in addition to all their other regular fundraising requests.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/450016/national-review-institute-david-frenchs-center-unalienable-rights

    The Weekly Standard has been a completely meaningless publication since George W. Bush left office with zero influence outside the neocon bubble, but it sounds like Philip Anschutz just cuts them a check every year to cover operating costs. All of these groups do nothing but react to the culture and agenda of the left, usually offering weak and ineffectual objections. These high net worth donors wouldn't stick with investments that produced losses or no returns, so why do they keep funding this?

    Why are the big donors still paying for all this? What are they getting for their investment?

    They are getting a ticket to the societies and friendships they’ve maintained through the years. They have no wish to change any of these things.

    I’m sure they really believe that their money is doing some sort of good. Many of them have probably lost the energy to keep an eye on where it’s all really going, but they trust their friends and societies, just as they still trust the great US Federal Government.

    Conservatism Inc. is far, far past the point of being a movement with a definable goal. It is now a perpetual club, like the American Cancer Society or MADD or Greenpeace. What would happen if cancer were really, completely cured? Would the American Cancer Society declare victory and wind itself up? Or what if racism were really, truly eradicated (assuming that were possible)? Would the NAACP and SPLC shut themselves down and go find other jobs? Of course not. For these sorts of organisations, success is very dangerous — it could mean the end. The organisations which comprise Conservatism Inc. are mostly of the same stripe.

    These high net worth donors wouldn’t stick with investments that produced losses or no returns, so why do they keep funding this?

    I don’t think they see their donations as investments. I think they see them more as membership dues, or charity.

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    They are getting a ticket to the societies and friendships they’ve maintained through the years. They have no wish to change any of these things.

    I’m sure they really believe that their money is doing some sort of good. Many of them have probably lost the energy to keep an eye on where it’s all really going, but they trust their friends and societies, just as they still trust the great US Federal Government.

    Conservatism Inc. is far, far past the point of being a movement with a definable goal. It is now a perpetual club, like the American Cancer Society or MADD or Greenpeace.
     
    Far more like a country club or private hunting/shooting club or yacht club. The big donors are successful/wealthy white guys. Their wives are into the socialite crap and they fund it, but the big bucks are done on their turf (literally unless it's on a yacht).
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  42. Hmmm, your numerical expression converges to 3.
    I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this comment box is too small to contain.

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    Thank you Pierre for your earlier reply to me. Please do not let 300 years go by before universities are rich enough to fund someone's years of secretive work to unlock your secret.
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  43. “Something’s happening here, and it’s a privilege to be a part of it. I only wish I’d been born fifty years later.” WOW!!! Derbyshire you have 2 offspring. They should be carrying on your heritage. Oh, but they can’t because they’re Chinese. WOW again!!! This statement encapsulates your degeneracy and why I constantly criticize you in front of others.

    If you had been born 50 years later, would you marry a Chinese woman?

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  44. @Wizard of Oz
    Turning to you old mathemstical chesnut, a point of clarification please. Do you count the infinite decimal which is the square root of 2 as having a finite value? Does an infinite series of fractions which, when added converge on the limit of 2 have a finite value?

    Yes, and yes.

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  45. Prof. Mirzakhani, Sofia Kovalevskaya (41) and Emmy Noether (53)

    Let me guess, none bore any children..

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    Out of the three only Noether did not have children.
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  46. @Excal

    Why are the big donors still paying for all this? What are they getting for their investment?
     
    They are getting a ticket to the societies and friendships they've maintained through the years. They have no wish to change any of these things.

    I'm sure they really believe that their money is doing some sort of good. Many of them have probably lost the energy to keep an eye on where it's all really going, but they trust their friends and societies, just as they still trust the great US Federal Government.

    Conservatism Inc. is far, far past the point of being a movement with a definable goal. It is now a perpetual club, like the American Cancer Society or MADD or Greenpeace. What would happen if cancer were really, completely cured? Would the American Cancer Society declare victory and wind itself up? Or what if racism were really, truly eradicated (assuming that were possible)? Would the NAACP and SPLC shut themselves down and go find other jobs? Of course not. For these sorts of organisations, success is very dangerous -- it could mean the end. The organisations which comprise Conservatism Inc. are mostly of the same stripe.

    These high net worth donors wouldn’t stick with investments that produced losses or no returns, so why do they keep funding this?
     
    I don't think they see their donations as investments. I think they see them more as membership dues, or charity.

    They are getting a ticket to the societies and friendships they’ve maintained through the years. They have no wish to change any of these things.

    I’m sure they really believe that their money is doing some sort of good. Many of them have probably lost the energy to keep an eye on where it’s all really going, but they trust their friends and societies, just as they still trust the great US Federal Government.

    Conservatism Inc. is far, far past the point of being a movement with a definable goal. It is now a perpetual club, like the American Cancer Society or MADD or Greenpeace.

    Far more like a country club or private hunting/shooting club or yacht club. The big donors are successful/wealthy white guys. Their wives are into the socialite crap and they fund it, but the big bucks are done on their turf (literally unless it’s on a yacht).

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  47. utu says:
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    Prof. Mirzakhani, Sofia Kovalevskaya (41) and Emmy Noether (53)

     

    Let me guess, none bore any children..

    Out of the three only Noether did not have children.

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  48. helena says:
    @Priss Factor
    If Israel tries to swallow West Bank, it's gonna be like a python swallowing something that's gonna blow up in its stomach.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dEIBE4Jw54

    Ah, there’s a plan.

    Does the porcupine work for http://www.quilliaminternational.com/about/?

    Stupid pun, sorry.

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  49. @Macumazahn
    Hmmm, your numerical expression converges to 3.
    I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this comment box is too small to contain.

    Thank you Pierre for your earlier reply to me. Please do not let 300 years go by before universities are rich enough to fund someone’s years of secretive work to unlock your secret.

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    My secret is this: while a quick program on my venerable HP-55 calculator provided the answer, proof remains elusive.
    Only later did I find that this result is due to the marvelous Srinivasa Ramanujan. See (28) here:
    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/NestedRadical.html
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  50. JackOH says:

    John, try Sea Breeze in the original camphorated version for relief of insect bites. As other commenters have mentioned, DEET will prevent mosquitos from biting at all. I use the 100% strength, although not sure if it’s still available.

    I scanned the AmRen conference report. One suggestion I’ll offer is for an enterprising writer to put together a popular expose of our opponents’ animating ideas. Specifically, Black Supremacism (or, alternately, African Ascendancy or Afrocentrism), reconquista, jihad, lesbian separatism and ideas of a similar sexual ilk, and the like. Tightly written, a sellable title, don’t overplay the hand, no more than about 200 pp., and offer it at a popular price, say $3.95.

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  51. @J1234

    It was a first RV experience for both of us, and a very positive one.
     
    That's because:
    1) You went with a small one.
    2) You didn't buy the darn thing.

    Everyone I know who has purchased one of those gigantic RV's has sold it. The fuel consumption is atrocious. Unfortunately, some people see that the gas powered models are lower priced than the diesel powered models, so they try to save money that way. Apparently, that doesn't work. Gas consumption is even worse with gasoline. Well under 10 miles to the gallon.

    Now, I've never owned or driven one, so take that with a grain of salt, but based on what I've seen and heard, I never will buy one of the large ones. Oh, and then there's storage. The small one looks cool, though.

    Everyone I know who has purchased one of those gigantic RV’s has sold it. The fuel consumption is atrocious. Unfortunately, some people see that the gas powered models are lower priced than the diesel powered models, so they try to save money that way. Apparently, that doesn’t work. Gas consumption is even worse with gasoline. Well under 10 miles to the gallon.

    In the big rigs, gas engines aren’t an option. Tag axle diesels get around 8mpg, maybe 10 at best. But for all their cost and complexity (a 40′+ tag axle with 3-4 slide outs can exceed a million $) these things are a replacement for home for months at a time for many. Think of all the systems in your average upper middle class home and condense them into a bus to get a sense of how much an engineering challenge this is.

    For just a couple and a dog, the little Class C that Derb rented is great for a weekend or perhaps a week at most. But if you intend to explore “flyover country” you’ll be glad to have that big Class A bus.

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  52. @utu
    Out of the three only Noether did not have children.

    Well that’s encouraging.

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  53. John

    What’s brown and smells like dung?

    Answer:Dinesh D’Souza from India…….Dunga Souza…

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    It's not the Dinesh the Hindustani which stinks but D'Souza the Portuguese... his rapist great-great-great-great-grandfather should have kept his little pecker in his calsas! Ramanujan, the little fucker ain't...
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  54. @Wizard of Oz
    Thank you Pierre for your earlier reply to me. Please do not let 300 years go by before universities are rich enough to fund someone's years of secretive work to unlock your secret.

    My secret is this: while a quick program on my venerable HP-55 calculator provided the answer, proof remains elusive.
    Only later did I find that this result is due to the marvelous Srinivasa Ramanujan. See (28) here:

    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/NestedRadical.html

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    That's right it's one of Ramanujan's idenities......Ramanujan's early stuff was on nested radicals.....


    And there is a beautifull connection to Galois Theory and trigonometry.....


    Ramanujan's divinely inspired identities are the mathematics equivalent of a Rachmaminoff(yes I know I'm spelling it incorrectly) piano score...just flows beautifully across the page.......



    John


    I'm off to the shark fishing tournament at Star Island Montauk....a few weeks ago someone caught a 700-800 pound mako....
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  55. @Macumazahn
    My secret is this: while a quick program on my venerable HP-55 calculator provided the answer, proof remains elusive.
    Only later did I find that this result is due to the marvelous Srinivasa Ramanujan. See (28) here:
    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/NestedRadical.html

    That’s right it’s one of Ramanujan’s idenities……Ramanujan’s early stuff was on nested radicals…..

    And there is a beautifull connection to Galois Theory and trigonometry…..

    Ramanujan’s divinely inspired identities are the mathematics equivalent of a Rachmaminoff(yes I know I’m spelling it incorrectly) piano score…just flows beautifully across the page…….

    John

    I’m off to the shark fishing tournament at Star Island Montauk….a few weeks ago someone caught a 700-800 pound mako….

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  56. John

    Before I leave…this particular Ramanujan nested radical identity may…might…probably…lives in the Cantor Set Universe…..

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  57. eah says:

    Yes, interesting.

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  58. @War for Blair Mountain
    John

    What's brown and smells like dung?


    Answer:Dinesh D'Souza from India.......Dunga Souza...

    It’s not the Dinesh the Hindustani which stinks but D’Souza the Portuguese… his rapist great-great-great-great-grandfather should have kept his little pecker in his calsas! Ramanujan, the little fucker ain’t…

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    Yes...I should have made that distinction Pachyderma....apparently the Hindus in India don't won't the little turd D'Souza around them either....I mean can you blame them?

    God bless Ramanujan!!!!
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  59. @Pachyderm Pachyderma
    It's not the Dinesh the Hindustani which stinks but D'Souza the Portuguese... his rapist great-great-great-great-grandfather should have kept his little pecker in his calsas! Ramanujan, the little fucker ain't...

    Yes…I should have made that distinction Pachyderma….apparently the Hindus in India don’t won’t the little turd D’Souza around them either….I mean can you blame them?

    God bless Ramanujan!!!!

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    To be considered for next year: Install loudspeakers to the outside.

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  61. @Priss Factor
    There are certain parallels between rise of Alt Right and Jewish Emancipation in the 19th century.

    There were lots of talent among Jews, but they were held back by two factors: Jewish dogma & Orthodoxy AND Gentile discrimination. So, even very smart Jews were still reading Torah or Talmud than tackling science, math, and modern ideas. Or, Jews were banned from many institutions unless they converted, but even converts faced subtle obstacles. Emancipation led to Jews breaking out of tradition and passing through gentile barriers. And it led to a kind of Radical Renaissance in philosophy, science, math, medicine, arts, culture, music, etc. It was because so much talent had been bottled up for so long. They all exploded all at once like Big Bang.

    Something similar has been holding back the American Right.

    First, just like Jews were once trapped in weight of tradition and same-old-dogma, much of American Right got caught up in Jesus, Israel, Constitution, and Taxes. Christian Right stifled creativity and thinking. It was for dumb stuff like Prayer in Schools and displaying Ten Commandments in public buildings. Or, it was about battling homomania with a religious argument when a secular biological and moral argument would have been far more compelling. As for Israel, part of it was just Christian messianic silliness and the other was slavishness to donor and media class. As for Constitutionalists, they failed to understand how malleable laws are under the power. One can go on and on about 'muh constitution', but the Power will bend rules. Always. And stuff about taxes only interested the rich and failed to unite Americans. It was seeing the world through numbers than hearts and minds. As Conservatism got associated with dumb Christians, 'greed' of self-obsessed libertarians, rigid Constitutionalists(who clung to original documents like the Torah), and Zionism(pure toady behavior to the powerful), they lost prestige and credibility. So, even though Conservatives spoke of 'excellence' against 'egalitarianism', the smartest and most able individuals went with Liberalism. Also, Conservative slavishness to Jews and Israel put them in a moral bind. After all, if most Jews are Liberal and hostile to Conservatives, why are Conservatives most devoted to those who hate them most? It implied moral insecurity and defensiveness, i.e. because the White Right got associated with all the 'racism' and other evils, they had to beg forgiveness and get on their knees and grovel. And what better way than by seeking approval from the Holocaust Tribe, the most tragic people on earth. (Maybe one can even argue Hitler was really a 'leftist'.) But this display was pathetic because their way of making amends was by sucking up to the most powerful and richest group in America. If the Right really wanted to make amends, why not stick up for Palestinians who got it up their a** even though they had NOTHING to do with WWII and Holocaust? It's one thing to feel sorry for Jews as victims in WWII. But in the case of Israel-Palestine, Jews were clearly the aggressors and oppressors.

    Anyway, Con Inc dogma and Christian Right stifled creativity, true liberty, true individuality, and true expression on the Right. There was lack of originality and integrity. While the Right usually stuck to lamo Conservative Inc shibboleths, the occasional deviation was to adopt the values and positions of the other side as really being 'conservative' and misused by the 'left'. So, MLK is a conservative hero all of a sudden. Or, 'gay marriage' is a 'conservative' value and Liberals are the true 'homophobes' for not opposing Muslims who wanna harm 'gays'. Or Democrats are the 'real racists' because KKK long ago were Democrats or some such crap. National Review became National Repeat. (As for the Other Right, it was usually some 14/88 neo-nazi crap that, as often as not, was government plant.)

    The Right was also stifled by PC dominated by colleges, law firms, the state, media, entertainment. This was esp true prior to the internet when Globalist-Liberals controlled most channels of discourse and forums of respectable opinions. There was Talk Radio, but it was just boorish talk on timid subjects. There was PC as law of the land, and there was no need for any discussion.

    So, if anyone was on the Right, the only option was dogma of 'muh constitution, low taxes, Jesus loves me, and Israel!'. Any rightist who deviated from the Cantillation was attacked by both Liberal PC and by Conservative Inc. Look at the fate of Joe Sobran, a famous example.

    So, there was a lot of bottled up energies, excitement, as well as anger. It wanted to break through the tiresome dogma and it wanted to speak truth to PC power. It had enough of Con Inc, especially after Neocons turned it totally into Wars for Israel club and Wall Street club. And it didn't want to join some icky neo-nazi crap, which has its own PC of 'muh fuhrer'.

    And then Alt Right happened, and it was an Alt not only to Con Inc but to 14/88 garbage. (This is why Alt Right must be careful when dealing with trash like Anglin and psychos like Greg Johnson and Kurtagic.) Alt Right gave free voice to individuals with new, idiosyncratic, and dissident ideas.
    And because the true honest Right had been suppressed for so long, the explosion was volcanic, a eureka moment. It's like the British Invasion or French New Wave. But just like those movements, Alt Right can peter out if its energies are mishandled or wasted on indulgence. Lennon and Godard sure got lost very fast. Godard never recovered from his Maoist lunacy of late 60s. Currently, the personality pissing contest among Alt Right figures is turning stupid.

    To be sure, Alt Right has nothing like the talent and energy of the Jewish Emancipation that opened the way for Mahler, Kafka, Schoenberg, Einstein, Freud, Vienna cafe society, etc. that radically and fundamentally changed society. There are no geniuses in the Alt Right though some are reasonably bright.
    But what matters is this shift in the Overton Window has finally allowed the True Right the freedom and energy to express itself without shame, restraint, or apology.

    Most of the very smart people are Libs, but they are so caught up in PC lies and corruption of privilege that, now, their talents are being wasted and misused in culture. Or, the sheer trivilization of culture in its decadence & degeneracy has turned many smart Libs into emotional idiots whose idea of 'truth' is green hair and 50 genders. Hillary Clinton represented how Liberalism also become like Con Inc. It lost its secular love of reason, liberty, and skepticism and turned into a neo-dogma of 'muh gay marriage', 'muh search for new hitler', and 'muh magic negro' that was discredited by BLM ugliness.
    And of 'muh hypocrisy' is hardly compelling as a theme. For example, how long are Jewish Libs going to claim social justice while pushing for criminalization of BDS?

    Anyway, Alt Right has a great opportunity. It is willing to speak more truth(if not all the truth) in a world of dogma, lies, fantasy, and hypocrisy. Also, much of Lib Inc has gone infantile, with teletubby rainbow goo-goo color revolution of homomania.

    Right now, Alt Right is on the side of Race Factism while most of society -- Lib Inc and Con Inc and Antifa and rest of them -- are Anti-Race-Factist or just plain Anti-Factist.

    Alt Right should make most of this Emancipation Moment.

    “Dems are the real racists” (DR3 in the lingo) comes from, I believe, either affirmative action – “Are you saying they can’t stand on their own merit?” or, dem welfare destroying black families and keeping them dependent.

    Also, Greg Johnson is not a nazi or Hitler-follower, I don’t know where you got that idea from.

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    Also, Greg Johnson is not a nazi or Hitler-follower, I don’t know where you got that idea from.

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2013/04/the-burden-of-hitler-2013/

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2016/04/remembering-adolf-hitler-no-3/
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  62. @Dedd Sirius
    Well said. Where can I read more of your insight and analysis?

    Click on his name in his comment – unz.com will show you all of his comments.

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    ...Especially after dinner if you have insomnia.
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  63. Truth says:
    @the cruncher
    Click on his name in his comment - unz.com will show you all of his comments.

    …Especially after dinner if you have insomnia.

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  64. @the cruncher
    "Dems are the real racists" (DR3 in the lingo) comes from, I believe, either affirmative action - "Are you saying they can't stand on their own merit?" or, dem welfare destroying black families and keeping them dependent.

    Also, Greg Johnson is not a nazi or Hitler-follower, I don't know where you got that idea from.

    Also, Greg Johnson is not a nazi or Hitler-follower, I don’t know where you got that idea from.

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2013/04/the-burden-of-hitler-2013/

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2016/04/remembering-adolf-hitler-no-3/

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  65. I know this that is two months late, Mr. D., but I must mention that the privy reference was apparently old hat to no less a Russian than composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who (according to Volkov, who is said to have recorded them) alludes to it in his memoirs (in the form of a fantasized conversational exchange between Haydn and some other musical legend: “where’s the head?” Shostakovich has one of them greet the other). I gather it’s something of an old wheeze among the интеллигенция.

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