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One of the common objections to political dissolution is that the idea is dead on arrival because the cultural commissars will never let the others go. A recent poll from Bright Line Watch casts doubt on that presumption. It found 29% of Americans in support (10% strongly, 19% somewhat) of the US breaking up into... Read More
The subsequent graph shows percentages, by selected demographics, who view governmental stay-at-home orders to be violations of Americans' constitutional rights. "Not sure" responses are excluded, so residual values represent those who see no civil rights violations in the orders: It may be deemed necessary, but good luck getting it to square with the first amendment.... Read More
Rates of household gun ownership, by partisan affiliation, over time. Note the displayed range of the y-axis being 50 points in total, from 20% to 70%: That gun protections are the one battlefield in the culture war the right has largely won on is made even more impressive by the fact that gun ownership rates... Read More
In early 2017, YouGov asked about various forms of speech they thought "people should be able to talk about in public". Five controversial subjects were evaluated--personal criticisms of the president, calls for violence, sexually explicit language, racial slurs, and religiously offensive remarks. The following graph shows the percentages, by selected demographics, who asserted that none... Read More
Never mind the obvious permaban--and in certain countries, court summons--one would receive for replacing "Rural white Americans" with "black Americans" or "illegal immigrants" and then tweaking a few of the particulars in the post above. This even though such a message, while equally cruel and mean-spirited, would be more veracious. Never mind that one reason... Read More
More evidence gun grabbers are disproportionately geriatric (or in the case of David Hogg, have the bone density of the average geezer) from Reuters-Ipsos: Age ranges per generational cohort are 18-26 for Zurs, 27-38 for Millennials, 39-53 for Xers, and 54-71 for Boomers. For the purpose of obtaining adequate sample sizes, Zurs thus also include... Read More
The correlation between gun ownership rates at the state level and Romney's share of the presidential vote in 2012 was a robust .78. Late last year into early this year, Reuters-Ipsos ran a poll on gun ownership with a 2016 presidential vote filter included for cross-tabbing. Trump won the gun owner vote 71%-29%. Though exit... Read More
- From a friend on business in DC: Wearing MAGA hats in the most hostile place in the country to do so isn't for the faint of heart. These young shitlords are made of stern stuff. They're exactly what we need. - Relatedly, a good dissident cartoon for someone like Ben Garrison to create would... Read More
The following map and subsequent table show percentages by state who, according to a 2014 Reuters-Ipsos poll, support "the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the USA and the federal government" ("don't know" responses are excluded; N = 12,734):   State Secede 1) Alaska 58.3% 2) New Mexico 45.2% 3) Texas 40.4% 4) Illinois... Read More
From Anatoly's open thread round up: When Anatoly says "jump!", I ask "how high?". The following graph shows percentages of white respondents who favor allowing "racists" to speak in public, by the decade they participated in the survey and by their age at the time of participation (N = 3,378): Among whites, too, young college-educated... Read More
They're thinking about it: So Vox Day is justified in doing the same: The GSS has (at least) five questions that potentially provide some insight into why Jews appear to be heavily overrepresented among the sexually overambitious. The questions don't get into the sort of criminal harassment and abuse that some of the "predators" are... Read More
I've previously created indices based on GSS responses to questions about whether various 'controversial' speakers should or should not be permitted to speak publicly. The selection of five types of speakers does a pretty good job running the political gamut (atheists, communists, and homosexuals on the left; militarists and racists on the right). That means... Read More
++Addition++Gibson is part-Japanese. And the rally was in fact shut down and ultimately cancelled. --- There's a group on the West Coast called "Patriot Prayer", headed by a guy named Joey Gibson. He could pass as Puerto Rican. His group heavily utilizes traditional patriotic aesthetics--the American flag, the Gadsden flag, etc--and is now prominently signalling... Read More
The 2016 iteration of the GSS asked respondents about who should be the primary provider for the sick, the old, and of education, along with five possible responses--the government, private businesses, non-profits, religious organizations, or family and friends. The following graphs show the percentages, by selected demographic characteristics*, who said the government should be the... Read More
The following graph shows the percentages of adults under 40 years old--the cohort that shapes the zeitgeist--who are opposed to allowing a racist to speak publicly, by political orientation and over time: We're increasingly a nation united when it comes to stamping out HateSpeech! in the public square. This petition on is something putative... Read More
Calexit would take the country's racial demographics back 15 years. The US' racial demographic breakdown as of 2015 as a whole/without California (Calexit change):White (non-Hispanic) -- 61.6%/64.9% (+3.3)Black -- 13.3%/14.2% (+0.9)Hispanic -- 17.6%/14.7% (-2.9)Asian -- 5.6%/4.3% (-1.3)Other -- 1.9%/1.9% (0.0)Not only does this take us back about a decade-and-a-half in terms of the racial distribution... Read More
As a follow up to the previous post showing how free speech is a white thing, note that free speech is an American thing. The US is still as good as it gets when it comes to speaking freely. The subsequent graph shows the percentages of people, by whether they were born in the US... Read More
The subsequent graph shows the percentages of people, by race, who do not believe representatives of the following groups should be allowed to speak in public. So in the first set of bars we see that 36.4% of whites do not think racists should be allowed to speak in public. For blacks, Hispanics, and Asians... Read More
Malcolm Pollack excerpting thoughts on the Equalism myth:If Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias, She bursts into laughter at the union of freedom, equality, and diversity in our utopias. When one prevails, the other two die. Liberty, equality, or diversity--choose one. Just one.Even the most nightmarish Orwellian IngSoc state,... Read More
In response to a person who wrote: Geller and the AFDI claimed the event was intended to promote free speech. There was, of course, no way they were unaware of the controversy they were courting, either. To the contrary, that was the point. It's intentionally provocative, baiting, and offensive. As someone who perceives honor as... Read More
Commenting on a story about a minor celebrity in Scotland being investigated by police for making an uncouth joke about ebola, Dennis Mangan suspects women to be the primary moving force behind the lodging of the formalized complaint that led law enforcement to get involved: The GSS contains several dichotomous questions about whether or not... Read More
In the early seventies, the GSS began tracking responses to questions about whether or not controversial characters should be allowed to speak publicly to advocate in favor of their eponymous interests. Since 1976, the survey has consistently queried respondents on five of them; atheists, homosexuals, militarists, communists, and racists. I wondered how public sentiment towards... Read More
Blogger OneSTDV brings up a question I have yet to find a satisfying answer to (and so am eagerly soliciting thoughts from readers):Previously, it was shown that those who believe personality is primarily determined by experience are on average of modestly higher intelligence than those who hold that personality is largely genetically determined. As the... Read More
++Addition++Razib, (obviously angry that Asians only win a consolation prize for loving filthy commi pigs!) goes on a post-modern rant about how whitey has always used and continues to use language as a cudgel to bludgeon non-whites and so predictably does not want any restraining force applied to it.Of course he's having fun, but what... Read More
I almost threw in my two-cents when a delightful Finn from the North deracinated his insightful website to placate the academic Thought Police. That a talent like that would simply vanish shamefully into the night like that struck me as unnatural. Surely he'd pop back up somewhere, probably using a pseudonym with a cautious eye... Read More