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As America becomes less culturally and ancestrally Western, the orientation of the country's foreign policy will correspondingly move away from the West and towards the rest: Zoomers and millennials are modestly less favorably inclined towards Western leaders than older generations. And they're much less hostile towards putatively authoritarian--putatively because Ontario, Canada is locked down harder... Read More
The following graph shows the percentages of Jewish Americans and of all Americans who perceive there to be "a lot" of discrimination against various groups: Michael Savage and his friends are about the only Jews who think evangelicals are seriously put upon. Evangelicals are the strongest supporters of Israel in the country--stronger supporters of Israel... Read More
The following series of graphs show contemporary American views on past (and present) US wars by partisan affiliation. Pat Buchanan was fighting an uphill battle with Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: Vietnam is the least popular war over at least the last century and change, the second world war perceived to be the most... Read More
There is no way for the GOPe to rig the primaries hard enough to overcome pro-Trump sentiment among Republican--and many independent--voters. There is no electoral support for the Cheney charnel house or the Lincoln Project perverts. No matter how hard the corporate media tries to manufacture it, they can't even get through the fabrication stage:... Read More
The following graph shows net sympathy for Israelis or for Palestinians by various demographic characteristics. Figures are arrived at by taking the percentages of respondents in a subgroup partial to Israelis and subtracting from it the percentages of respondents partial to Palestinians: America's demographic transformation, disproportionately supported by Jews, has undermined American support for Israel... Read More
Wency on how below replacement fertility, Woke Capital, and high anxiety are just some of the blessings modern status striving has given us: Caspar von Everec offers speculation as to why foreign policy doesn't have the domestic purchase it used to have: Americans nowadays simply don’t care about foreign policy that much. That was a... Read More
Triteleia Laxa gets the ball rolling on questions about cryptocurrencies: There can only ever be ~21 million Bitcoin, ergo it is by definition ultimately inflation-proof. But where are the limits on how many bitcoin wannabes can be introduced? There are already over 5,000 of them. Ethereum is approaching half of Bitcoin's market cap. A couple... Read More
The following graph shows how positively (or negatively) Americans, by partisan affiliation, view several other countries: The most striking thing is how much the Establishment's bipartisan foreign policy consensus is shared by an allegedly increasingly restless, increasingly populist electorate. There are huge partisan divides on domestic issues like immigration, abortion, and race relations. But when... Read More
In the process of sleuthing through political campaign donations by industry to show how absurd the idea that Republicans are the party of Corporate America is, we stumble across an interesting albeit small industrial category: "Pro-Israel". Given the pro-Palestinian sentiments among many rank-and-file Democrat voters, the influence of Christian Zionism among rank-and-file Republicans, president Trump's... Read More
As if the imploding American empire doesn't have enough explosives along its foundations as is, there has been a marked bipartisan increase in hostility towards the world's ascendant second pole over the last four years: The setup for a spectacular American collapse is nearly complete. If China makes a move on Taiwan, a move on... Read More
Twinkie on health care: That sounds a lot like auto insurance. If companies provided auto insurance and in turn auto insurance covered oil changes and tire rotations, it'd be a lot more expensive, too. What about the relatively novel subscription model? It has exploded from nothing to hundreds of primary care facilities in the span... Read More
Trust in American institutions is in secular decline. One salient exception to this trend is the US military. The way the military was regarded and soldiers treated after Vietnam is a far cry from how it's regarded and they are treated today: Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the obliteration of Iraqi forces... Read More
In the comments of a recent post discussing support for breaking the US up into smaller countries, the familiar presumption about political dissolution being a means to the end of an ethnostate (or ethnostates). Here again is the graphic by region and by partisan affiliation: The Heartland is the whitest of the three regions (78%... Read More
Twinkie on how rather than weakening European Jewry, the Nazis inadvertently strengthened them after their brutal trial by fire: Duck, er, beavertales on how the family man and the devoted wife and mother of his children are the new counterculture:
Net support for the recent US airstrikes on Syria last week: The partisan distribution meshes well with other polling data on related issues. Democrats are becoming the War Party. When young men from flyover country join the military, they're becoming mercenaries for a force increasingly at odds with their values, their interests, and their communities.... Read More
As predicted, the wars are back in town. One aspect of the American political realignment taking place is of the Republican party--reluctantly, at the behest of its voters--beginning to cede control of the country's military adventurism to Democrats: As the neocons migrate back to the political party more temperamentally suited for their nation-building cultural imperialism,... Read More
The following graph shows net support (opposition) to "the US government doing more to fight domestic terrorism" by selected demographics: Nearly twenty years ago, Republicans, flush with corporate cash, waged a war on terror while ignoring the perceived systematic civil rights violations perpetrated against groups like gays and immigrants. That war created countless terrorists and... Read More
The establishment hates that there is no organic interest in the conspiracy theories they approve of and enormous interest in the conspiracy theories they disapprove of: These are the same people who lied to us over and over and over again about WMDs in Iraq. They have the blood of hundreds of thousands and the... Read More
From the latest wave of the World Values Survey completed between 2017 and 2020 comes percentages of residents by country who say "people you meet for the first time" can generally be somewhat or completely trusted (N = 127,596): Country %Trust 1) Denmark 75.3 2) Sweden 73.9 3) Netherlands 71.6 4) Norway 67.7 5) Finland... Read More
It is difficult to discuss the idea of political dissolution without eliciting comparisons to the American Civil War. The often unspoken presumption is that secession will inevitably lead to violence. More likely, though, Texit or Calexit will resemble Brexit more than they do the Civil War or America's other secessionary war, the American Revolution. Given... Read More
Twinkie on Occidental xenophilia: Badwhite countries like Russia and Hungary are more restrictionist than globalist countries like South Korea and, increasingly, Japan are. On a similar note, nebulafox on one of the practical problems with race-based nationalism in a globalized world: One of the big practical problems I see with enforcing
Being an epigone means being a sucker for pithiness, and this line from Rosie is that: The most unequal power dynamic in human society is the one between parent and child. A child doesn't choose his parents. He has nowhere to go and effectively almost no one to talk to if they neglect or abuse... Read More
From Pew Research, the following table ranks twenty participating countries by how accepting their populations are of "scientific research on gene editing". Net support is calculated by taking the percentages by country who deem it "appropriate" and subtracting from them the percentages who perceive it to be "misusing technology". Because at least a plurality in... Read More
Rosie on the populist $100 bill lying on the sidewalk: That's being charitable to the donor plutocracy. Wokeism is a bastardized form of social progressivism and corporatist easy money crony capitalism is a bastardized version of fiscal conservatism. The voters don't even get a clean version of what they don't want. What's one benjamin when... Read More
Is this an angle progressives are going to be able to sustain, or will they be plowed under by the weaponized Wokeness of the neo-liberal corporate Establishment? It is common on the dissident right to mock ConInc for its perpetual tokenism. It's Hispanic unemployment this, black celebrity endorsement that, but never a favorable word about... Read More
Per a request from our Uralic correspondent, a distribution of sentiment towards Trump's approach to Russia, to China, and to North Korea from the perspective of his voters: Unsurprisingly, the Goldilocks assessment is most common in all three cases. Even with the relentless lying about Trump's alleged cozy relationship with Russia, his voters are 7x... Read More
It wouldn't be a return to normalcy without a reassertion of the neo-liberal establishment's neo-connery: The presumption is a China-friendly/compromised Biden administration wouldn't contest a Chinese conquest--or reunification, opinions differ--of Taiwan. Maybe not. Then again, maybe so. Time isn't on the American empire's side. If it's not there, it'll be somewhere. One thing certain to... Read More
The war machine is revving up. A Biden administration promises a return to the military adventurism of the Clinton/Bush/Obama era, all presidents--including both Bushes--who got the US involved in new wars. Trump broke that streak, but as the Establishment is so fond of telling us, he was an embarrassing aberration. Soon it will be back... Read More
- There is no reason for Donald Trump to concede. The next presidential swearing in is over two months away. They've spent the better part of four years contesting the 2016 election on flimsier evidence than what has materialized over the last few days. We can spend four weeks ensuring election integrity. - Another indication... Read More
From the latest wave of the World Values Survey covering the years 2017-2020, the percentages of people, by country, who do not want "homosexuals" as neighbors: Country %NoGay 1) Burma 91.3 2) Zimbabwe 89.1 3) Nigeria 89.0 4) Azerbaijan 85.8 5) Egypt 84.0 6) Armenia 82.4 7) Bangladesh 77.3 8) Vietnam 76.1 9) Turkey 75.8... Read More
The seventh wave of the World Value Survey, covering the years 2017-2020, is out. The following table presents a survey-exhaustive ranking of countries by the percentages of respondents, by country, who said they would not like to have neighbors "of a different race" than their own (N = 125,098): Country %NeighborNotDiffRace 1) Burma 70.4 2)... Read More
Despite every aspect of the nationwide psyop falling apart over the course of the last four years, the collusion hoax was still largely successful. Four-in-five Americans with an opinion think the Russians have their heavy thumbs positioned to press hard on the electoral scales in November: A couple of things potentially check that dim view... Read More
Nebulafox on a crucial distinction between Occident and Orient: The West wasn't afraid of physics so the 20th century was the Western century. The West is afraid of genetics, though, and the Chinese are not, so we have another reason to believe the 21st will be the Chinese century. On the other hand, I suspect... Read More
Trump is the war weary end of an increasingly war weary Republican electorate; Biden is the war waging end of an increasingly war mongering party: With propitious prospects for Biden in November, the late John McCain is smiling as he gazes upward. He may be gone, but the warfare state he championed indefatigably lives on... Read More
216's COTW suggests a more palatable term for political dissolution than "secession": It will be especially rhetorically effective with Biden as president. His signature foreign policy plan in the late aughts was to softly partition Iraq into three federalized states so each could function effectively on its own instead of trying to force three separate... Read More
COTW from nebulafox on where the real power center of the modern Democrat party lies: After the GOP transitions into a perennial minority opposition party following this November's elections, the progressive wing of the ruling party will begin its process of pulling away from the neo-liberal establishment in earnest. While the progressives are still outnumbered... Read More
Americans perceive Canada to be our greatest ally, at least among the fourteen countries inquired about in a recent YouGov survey. If Australia had been included, maybe the Aussies would've been number one: Great Britain is right behind. It's almost as though after all these years we are still not yet deaf to the voice... Read More
Think of the treaty as a non-binding suggestion. If it's better for Americans to toss it in the trashcan, though, in the trashcan it goes ("not sure" responses, constituting 25% of the total, are excluded): The social contract doesn't bind individuals and the international contract doesn't bind nations. Consent is not the default. Each sovereign... Read More
DforDoom is true to his handle: There has been nothing like a massive backlash in South Africa, and the situation is far more dire there. On the other hand, the Afrikaners are facing hard repression. That's not the case in America, where things are by necessity softer. If the hundreds of millions of Americans who... Read More
Fool us 4,034 times, shame on us: There are intelligence reports! Those reports contain information from US intelligence agents! That information has been confirmed by Afghan officials! The Taliban and the Kremlin deny it all, but of course they would. They want us to cut and run, after all, and what better way to do... Read More
The following table shows the percentages of Americans who express a very/somewhat favorable opinion of Russian president Vladimir Putin. "Not sure" responses, constituting 19% of the total, are excluded so that the residual values represent the percentages of people who express a very/somewhat unfavorable opinion of him: The familiar pattern of white Democrats on the... Read More
A plurality of Americans now believe coronavirus was "created in a laboratory". This doesn't necessarily imply a belief that it was intended as a bioweapon. Those who suspect it was used for other research purposes before spreading to the public through carelessness or disgruntlement will be included in the plurality alongside those who think it... Read More
Four weeks ago, we looked at the change in American sentiment towards China from the beginning of March, before the coronavirus shutdown, and again at the end of March, once shelter-in-place had been instituted nearly nationwide. Of mild surprise was the discovery that Americans expressed less hostility towards China after corona came to the US... Read More
++Addition++As of a few hours subsequent to this post being published, Trends results for the month of November 2019 now return "Hmm, your search doesn't have enough data to show here". I’m 100% sure I entered those parameters multiple times by cut+pasting the URL as I was opening new tabs and running other potential search... Read More
At the beginning of March, before coronavirus turned America upside down, YouGov surveyed Americans on their sentiments towards China. The survey did so again at the end of the month, after most of the country had been placed under shelter-at-home orders, the stock market lost a third of its value, jobless claims increased by an... Read More
The percentages who approve and disapprove of "the travel ban between the U.S. and Europe", with residuals representing "not sure" responses: Maybe not better dead than 'racist' after all. On the other hand, the ban applies to Europe, so even though they're more cultured etc than we are, they're still white and therefore okay to... Read More
The correlation between state per capita residents of Chinese descent and the per capita coronavirus caseload excluding people who have been repatriated from Wuhan or from the Princess Diamond cruise ship is a modest .40 with Hawaii--a natural quarantine--excluded and just .09 with the Aloha state included. The former is a modest but statistically significant... Read More
The following table and map show the percentages of expats living in the United States as a percentage of the total populations living in their home countries*. Data are from 2013 through 2017: Country %inUS 1) Dominica 42.46 2) Guyana 35.56 3) Grenada 31.68 4) Jamaica 25.97 5) El Salvador 21.54 6) St. Vincent/Grenadines 20.98... Read More
President Trump has focused the Republican electorate on immigration and re-calibrated its views on trade. When it comes to war, however, it looks like they still want more. The following graph is constructed using data from YouGov's latest release. "Not sure" responses, constituting 22% of the total, are excluded: Though it seems redundant at first... Read More
There are politicians who do not want to invite the world but who do want to invade the world. We call them conservatives. There are politicians who want to invite the world but who do not want to invade the world. We call them liberals. There are politicians who want to invite the world and... Read More