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I am not going to read Yglesias' book. But the one thing I will say for the idea of One Billion Americans is that it's likely the only way, even theoretically, that the US can remain competitive with China in later 21 century, as it translates its high human capital into per capita convergence and... Read More
Didn't blog about it at the time, but just a bit more than a week ago, Putin formally signed Russia's new immigration law easing citizenship requirements for Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and Kazakhstan nationals (something that I long advocated). It's not an open borders project (the kneejerk hysterics of a few anti-Putin Russian nationalists aside). It's... Read More
As I argued in my 2011 article on National Wealth and IQ at the Edge: American Exceptionalism, East Asian Mediocrity, the US is surprisingly wealthy for a country for a country of its national IQ, which is respectable but modest by developed country standards. There are many possible reasons for it, which I listed (e.g.... Read More
RT: Speeding car FLIPS OVER amid clashes between Chechen and Arab gangs in Dijon, France (VIDEOS) According to the Chechens, the Algerians started it by beating up a 16 year old boy at a shisha bar. The Chechens then called in reinforcements from all over France. Anyhow, my bet is on the Chechens. It will... Read More
When the results of PISA 2018 were unveiled, there was significant skepticism about the much improved results from Sweden, based on the unimpressive coverage ratio (86%, vs. 99% in Germany) and large share of pupils excluded on account of being "new arrivals" (11%, vs. 0.4% in Germany) Expressen reports: Sweden's PISA success is based on... Read More
There is one, up until now relatively Sinophile, major European nation that will likely receive a massive influx of Chinese immigrants over the next decade - possibly as many a million - and radically transform as a consequence. I am talking, of course, about Britain. While there are currently 300,000 active BN(O)'s in Hong Kong,... Read More
As of April 24, 2020, you no longer have to give up your foreign citizenship to get a Russian one. Other categories: Stateless persons in the f.USSR no longer have to reside in Russia for three years. (Obvious application: Russians in the Baltic states). Spouses of Russian citizens living in Russia and who have children... Read More
Proposed text of Russia's migration reforms on the Kremlin website (via Google Translate w/ manual edits) follows the neo-nationalist line I have been propounding and reporting on for the past year. Of relevance to Russians, esp. those in the Near Abroad: In recent days, it was accompanied by a law that the Russian government prepared... Read More
This, at least, is the result of an instructive poll carried out recently amongst Turks. Here's the three main takeaways: 1. Erdogan's popularity is at a relative low point. 2. 49% of Turks don't want their military in Idlib, vs. 31% who do. 3. 60% don't think refugees will return home after the war, 71%... Read More
There are millions of Gastarbeiters from Central Asia and the Caucasus in Russia. But contra /pol/ wignats and Ukrainian svidomy, it really doesn't seem like the Kremlin intends for them to stay. At least that's the general gist of this Bloomberg article by Henry Meyer and Ilya Khrennikov: Putin Sticks to ‘Russia First’ Even as... Read More
RT is now reporting that Putin said Russia may offer fast-track citizenship to all Ukrainians at the Belt and Road summit in Beijing. He has also reacted forcefully to critics of giving Donbass residents citizenship: So what did I tell you? This as good as confirms that PUTLER reads my blog. Back in October 2018,... Read More
Here is how emigre journalist Bershidsky (who likes mass immigration to Europe but not to Saudi Arabia) sees the end of history (Russia edition): So Russia's fate is to be a mineral resource depot, dumping ground for Third Worlders, and cannon fodder for the retirement home and taxpayer funded mansion for Somalis better known as... Read More
Robert Stark recorded this podcast a couple of weeks ago, in which the German nationalist Constantin von Hoffmeister also participated. You can listen to it here: Topics discussed:
Hot on the heels of the Center for Immigration Studies report comes a study from the PEW polling organization, which estimates that there were 250,000 births to illegal immigrants in the US in 2016. Given the vast challenges in estimating births to illegals, the degree of agreement between the two organizations - which have rather... Read More
The Center for Immigration Studies appears to have had a rather productive October. Apart from their report on illegal immigrant births, they have also produced a report on general immigration to the US as of 2016. As of 2016, immigration was at its highest level since 1999, when it peaked at 1.797 million. What's striking,... Read More
A recent Center for Immigration Studies report estimates that 297,073 of the 3,971,146 births in the US in 2014 accrued to illegal immigrants, or 7.5% of the total. This is a primarily Latino phenomenon. This is obvious just from the five states which, at more than 10%, have the highest percentage of births accruing to... Read More
I wrote about upcoming changes to Russian immigration policy a few days ago. Its main point boiled down to creating simplified naturalization procedures for people facing political persecution, with a clear eye to the Ukraine, as well as for highly qualified foreigners. I had two criticisms. First, simplified naturalization for "humanitarian reasons" doesn't do anything... Read More
I just had a look at the website of the Pittsburgh "Tree of Life" synagogue that Robert Bowers shot up. Here is what it has to say about Israel's borders: And about America's: In other words, the outlook of their rabbis is identical to that of Julia Ioffe, who condemns Trumpists as anti-Semitic nationalists for... Read More
PSA from Patriarch Kirill II on the Ukrainian question in Moscow. Just your normal billboard ad. :) INSOMNIAC RESURRECTED Longtime Russia watchers may recall the Austere Insomniac blog, which used to offer excellent analysis on the Ukraine and was first to introduce the term "svidomy" into the English language. Unfortunately, it later closed down, but... Read More
Kommersant report on rumored upcoming changes to Russian legislation on immigration policy: "Russia should be open not only to ethnic Russians and Russian speakers, but all those who are loyal to it and are prepared to integrate. The President will get the right to specify certain groups of foreigners and allow them to undergo a... Read More
Couple of telling Breitbart headlines. * 42% of children in West Germany comes from migrant background It's a double whammy. While the US continues to remains very attractive for white Americans, this doesn't seem to be the case for Germany and native Germans. Not only are immigrants coming in, but Germans are going out. That,... Read More
I have often argued that Communism "froze" social attitudes in the socialist bloc relative to the West, which was strongly influenced by the US. Here's another recent article making this point: * Matthew Carl (2018) - The Effect of Communism on People’s Attitudes Toward Immigration In Russia, more education is also associated with marginally greater... Read More
Recently released PEW opinion poll: A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue What strikes me is how close the correlation is. Above a "safe point" of 70% pro-refugee sentiment, everyone is a globalist. Below a "critical point" of 60% pro-refugee sentiment, everyone is some sort... Read More
WaPo: Why Russia is wooing South Africa’s white farmers Certainly, as I keep pointing out, this would come as a great surprise to Russian nationalists themselves. As one wit on Le Reddit put it: "Add to that the unease among some white South African Russian farmers as the country the Bolshevik government debates possible land... Read More
Results of the large annual Levada poll (July 2018) on "xenophobia" and attitudes towards immigration: Wouldn't let [X] into Russia. From left to right: Jews; Ukrainians; Chinese; Chechens; Central Asians; Africans; Gypsies. . 2004 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Gypsies 32% 29% 22% 30% 18% 29% 32% 23% 22%... Read More
"15,000 African refugees could be resettled in Stavropol," read the Komsomolskaya Pravda headline, as displayed on Kholmogorov's latest post to appear on my Facebook feed. So this is the terminal stage of Putinism, I thought. Infinity Refugees. It is as if the kremlins looked at what is happening in the US and Western Europe and... Read More
Alexey Bessudnov (2016) - Ethnic Hierarchy and Public Attitudes towards Immigrants in Russia Interesting paper on attitudes towards immigrants in Russia. Big sample (n=24,500). It is written from very neoliberalism.txt perspective (e.g. Ctrl-F on "xeno-" yields 37 matches; "prejudice" yields 17 matches), but data is data. Highlights: 1. Russian regions by "xenophobia."
Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are... Read More
Convenient summary h/t Ivan Vladimirov. Ireland and Iceland look to be in the best shape. While Ireland is one of Europe's most religious countries, Iceland is one of the least ("0% of Icelanders aged 25 or younger believe world was created by God"). Adjusting for fertility non-EU immigrants also substantially smooths - indeed, probably almost... Read More
I don't know about that. That said, it does have several... what we might diplomatically call dubious distinctions. So far as I'm aware, it is the only country in the in the world to kick off its independence with literal white genocide - the real deal, not some half-hearted ethnic cleansing. It is now the... Read More
Some numbers: There are about 300,000 babies born to foreign citizens in the US every year, of which the vast majority will be accruing to Central American illegals. Only an estimated 40,000 occurs due to birth tourism. There are no hard statistics on this. However, some cursory searching gave me this thesis by Brandon J.... Read More
Gallup: New Index Shows Least-, Most-Accepting Countries for Migrants The least acceptive countries are in Eastern Europe, constituting nine of the top ten - the sole exception is Israel. The most positive country is Iceland, with Sweden in 7th place. Japan isn't really the center of "basedness" that that dissident right paints it as; it... Read More
Should the government try to limit the inflow of immigrants, or should it not place any administrative barriers and try to use it for the benefit of Russia?   Red = Restrict immigration; Blue = Don't place barriers; Green = N/A. This makes sense. The early 2000s saw an all time low in immigration to... Read More
Latest from Aftonbladet: There were a grand total of 1,890 men of Uzbek nationality in Sweden in 2016. This past week hasn't been a good one for the Central Asians don't do terrorism stereotype, what with the Saint-Petersburg bomber being Uzbek, and the Kazakh Islamist cell in Astrakhan.
In a recent, widely shared Facebook post, Margarita Simonyan, the ethnic Armenian chief editor of RT, has asked what exactly a Kyrgyz national of Uzbek ethnicity did to get Russian citizenship while ethnic Russians from the wartorn Donbass struggle to even get a residency permit: The nurse of my children and her family, whom we... Read More
Immigration statistics from the Ministry of Interior Affairs, 2016. Total new citizenships: 265,319. (USA: 653,416 people in 2014, so about equal in per capita terms). Ukraine: 100,696, up 49% from 2015. (Russians becoming Ukrainian citizens: About 2,000 per year). It is utterly absurd that in per capita terms, there are as many Tajiks (0.27% of... Read More
Here is why the US needs a Big Beautiful Wall in one graph: Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua are the top four source countries of illegal immigrants to the US. The American White percentage of the population has been dropping relentlessly for more than half a century, in large part due to immigration itself.... Read More
Well, apart from the Gulf states - thanks in large part to coming from such a low base that even subcontinental coolies are an improvement over the natives. Otherwise, the cognitive impact of immigration - at least as proxied by the differences in performance on the PISA tests between the national average, which includes immigrant... Read More
  Online version with hyperlinks: I am a blogger and independent researcher who is interested in the intersections of intelligence theory, futurism, economics, and geopolitics. Here is a summary of my ideas relevant to Effective Altruism: Intelligence is central to explaining the wealth and poverty of nations, so a good understanding of it is central... Read More
It appears that the elites who have lobbied for cheap labor and lectured us on the benefits of vibrant diversity aren't so keen on sticking around to enjoy the multicultural paradises they helped create. At least, these are the obvious conclusions to be drawn from a recently released report by New World Wealth on millionaire... Read More
I came across this map of German performance in math, biology, physics, and chemistry in the IQB-Ländervergleich 2012, a test they hold once every few years in conjunction with PISA. With the sole exception of Berlin, which is close to rock bottom, the former GDR states along with Bavaria were consistently at the top of... Read More
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One of the problems critics of mass immigration face is that there aren't that many concrete statistics on their crime rates (substantially thanks to European institutions being in the habit of forbidding the gathering of said race/ethnicity data). But things do leak through every now and then and more often than not they tend to... Read More
Leonid Bershidsky is a democratic journalist who immigrated to Germany from Russia when Putin triggered him one too many times in 2014. Most of his articles deal with Eastern Europe in general and the Eternal Collapse of Russia under Putin in specific (though to be fair he is far from the worst Russia journalist out... Read More
Here is one of the most popular feel-good #refugeeswelcome cartoons going round the Internets these past few days by the cartoonist John Cole: Of course, one not inconsiderable problem is that a disturbingly big percentage of Syrian refugees - some 13% of them, according to a November 2014 poll by the Arab Center for Research... Read More
One constant theme in the immigration "debate" is that the world of Mutti Merkel and Sweden Yes! are just too stupid and/or WEIRD (capitalized) to get that it probably isn't such a great idea to import millions of 80 IQ Third Worlders with a penchant for cultural enrichment. In fantasyland, they will help pay European... Read More
Fresh from helping wreck American cities, George Soros now offers his very valuable thoughts on European immigration policy. This comes to around €1,250 per migrant, monthly. That is higher than the average salary in 14 of the EU's 28 member states (and that's not accounting for the fact that at least some of the migrants... Read More
Cartographic guide to the European immigration crisis with each country's estimated cuck rating. Pink = Go back to your cuckshed, Sven! Red = Very Cucked. Light Red = Soon to get cucked. Light Green = "So bad even wartorn refugees think it sucks," according to the Taiwanese. Being based is good but is not that... Read More
Effective altruism (EA) is the fairly simple idea that in charitable giving as in financial investment, you should aim to put your money where it would do the most good - be it earning the highest returns, or helping the maximum number of people. It is a laudable enough goal, though the ideas behind it... Read More
Can be closed with the help of Taiwanese immigrants.
Foreign Policy reports on a massive opinion poll of International Relations experts on immigration, the wisdom of leaving Iraq, and the likelihood of war between the US and China or Russia. Here is the PDF. In some cases, their answers are compared to those of the public at large. For the most part, it's all... Read More
Anatoly Karlin
About Anatoly Karlin

I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.

One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.

Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.