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From Cassius Dio on the downfall of Sejanus, murdered praetorian prefect of Rome's second emperor: Who is the contemporary man this speaks down through the ages to? Not the stubborn southern secessionist. Not exclusively, anyhow. For statues of Ulysses Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Hans Christian Heg, and Junipero... Read More
UK's COTW: Yes, it is fundamentally immoral (a word I do not use ever) that the S&P 500 should be so fully secured by the state that it can be at its record high from equity super-boom October of just last year. It really is a case of playing at the casino, keeping your winnings... Read More
The following graph shows the percentages of people who prefer "the government respect civil liberties, even if that means accepting some risk to public safety". Residuals show the percentages who prefer "the government ensure public safety, even if that means limiting some civil liberties": Most Americans don't want a shot at liberty if it comes... Read More
As the #TrumpShutdown continues into 2019, one thing is clear: a border wall would be an absolute waste of taxpayer money. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 31, 2018 What the partial shutdown is making clear is just how superfluous so much of the federal government is. Most people have no idea what exactly is shut... Read More
A shutdown, complete with worker furloughs, will reveal to most people how unessential everything it does is for their lives. Normalizing life without DC doing whatever DC does is an essential step to selling political dissolution to the general public. We are headed for a breakup one way or the other. A soft landing, with... Read More
WaPo's motto: Democracy Dies in Darkness. From R-I, the percentages of respondents who say they are either "not very confident" or "not at all confident" about elections in the US being "accurate and legitimate": Credit where credit is due! Not unrelatedly: The contemporary US is an empire. It is not a republic and it is... Read More
Looking through past polling on Calexit over the last couple of years led to a poll from SurveyUSA with some interesting results. The range of questions the organization puts forward is laudable, though the sample sizes are small. Reuters-Ipsos' huge samples have spoiled me. In this particular survey, questions focus less on perceptions of Trump... Read More
Why the disparity between white leftists and non-whites on the question of political dissolution? White liberals--especially Jews--are strongly opposed while the POC ascendancy is relatively supportive. White conservatives fall in between the beleaguered and the ascendant ends of the leftist demographic spectrum: This bugman does not want secession (via krusty): Even without having looked at... Read More
An overarching reason political dissolution seems likely is how starkly generational feelings about it are. Among Jews, for example, while just 6.8% of those aged fifty and older favor peaceful secession, 35.6% of those under fifty years old do. Those are the buckets I had to use to get statistical significant sample sizes, but the... Read More
A few additional ruminations regarding political dissolution: - What accounts for the exceptionally low level of support for political dissolution among Jews? The first thing that comes to mind is that a national breakup means the end of America's global military hegemony. Many AIPAC members will be out of a job and the American wars... Read More
Political dissolution is an idea whose time has come. Advocating it a decade ago was met with mockery even from many of those on the dissident right. No longer. A few years ago, Pat Buchanan began talking about it. Now it's entering mainstream discourse. From New York Magazine (via IHTG): There is no longer any... Read More
A few more observations from the 2018 midterms: - We hear a lot about the educational divide. Democrats are increasingly winning the college-educated while Republicans are increasingly winning those without college degrees. That's descriptive when it comes to whites (including Jews). It's not so with non-whites, though: - While higher educational attainment is inversely correlated... Read More
Historical comparisons between ancient Rome and the contemporary US are tough. It's easy to fall into the trap of inevitability about how things will be based on how things have been. And spergs will inevitably point out the places where the comparisons break down. When a big-brained brow ridge takes a stab at it, though,... Read More
Agnostic, in the context of explaining why ¡Ocasio!'s victory means the invasion will end: Here's her campaign platform flyer: And here's her two-minute TV spot:
I'd been getting a sinking feeling that Democrats had come to realize doing what they had done to garner big wins in Florida, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Virginia, even California was the easiest route to sealing heritage America's fate and ensuring the Great Replacement. Run putatively moderate whites to avoid spooking soccer moms and then have them,... Read More
From a SurveyUSA poll conducted back in April, illustration 364,140 of how in a multiracial society, democracy inevitably devolves into a skins game, even on the left. The following shows the percentages of whites, Hispanics, and Asians who said they were supporting gubernatorial hopefuls Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, and John Chiang: The racial percentages all... Read More
SurveyUSA is one of my favorite polling organizations because of the unique questions it poses. A few weeks ago a representative survey of 1,100 Californians statewide was commissioned. Respondents were presented with a hypothetical--if they could retain their current job and salary, would they be willing to move to selected other places if it meant... Read More
The preliminary birth figures for 2017 are in. The following graph and table show the percentages of births by state that were to non-Hispanic white babies:   State Wht% 1) Vermont 90.8 2) West Virginia 90.7 3) Maine 89.1 4) New Hampshire 86.8 5) Kentucky 80.9 6) Montana 79.4 7) Wyoming 78.6 8) Iowa 78.1... 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
Revisiting a poll from a few years ago reinforces my belief that the US is headed for political dissolution within the lifetimes of most people reading this. In the latter part of 2014, Reuters-Ipsos asked a huge number of respondents (N = 16,668) if they supported or opposed "your state peacefully withdrawing from the USA... Read More
The following graph shows the percentages of people, by selected demographic characteristics, who agree that some members of the FBI and DOJ are trying to delegitimatize president Trump through politically-motivated investigations (that's putting it mildly to say the least). The data comes from a Reuters Ipsos poll that was conducted the first week of February.... Read More
A DACAmnesty legalizes 800,000. Via chain migration, the number quintuples in a few years and the only sensible vote in 2020 becomes Adam Kokesh running on a platform of dissolving the United States into 51 independent, sovereign states because the last chance at something resembling a nation will be as dead as Trump's reelection campaign.... Read More
An innocuous canine asks: The strategy of electing a new people who will do a better job voting than the deplorable natives is an effective one. But what about the dwindling number of non-Hispanic whites immigrating to the US? Do they even modestly negate the Democrat advantage in immigrant voters? Not really, they just dilute... Read More
From a survey of Californians comes more affirmation of Lee Kuan Yew's famous insight about multiracial democracies. They become a skins game. The subsequent graph shows the percentages of Californians who favor opening up Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, to all adults (read illegal aliens) residing in the state. Currently only US citizens living in... Read More
In the post on millennials, I overlooked perhaps the most important data set included in the primary source. It wasn't fully fleshed out in the report the GenForward released, but the complete results are there in the topline survey (thanks to commenter milan for the heads-up). Respondents were asked to select their "top three most... Read More
Via Z-Man, more generational survey data to chew on. This one explicitly and almost exclusively focuses on race among those aged 18-34 (mostly millennials but also the leading edge of Gen Z), so I'll make a tl;dr series of observations on it here. - Cathy J. Cohen is the founder and principal investigator of the... Read More
The following table shows the percentages of respondents, by ethnicity (with sample sizes of at least 150), who "strongly agree" they would rather be citizens of the US than of any other country: Does Vox Day's characterization of "Fake Americans" apply to those who don't much pretend to want to be Americans in the first... Read More
In 2014, the GSS asked respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement that "I feel more like a citizen of the world than of any country". The following graph shows the percentages who "agree" or "agree strongly", by race and also by whether or not they were born in the US (N =... Read More
Looking at the Voting and Registration Supplement to the Census current population survey for the 2016 election, I expected to find that part of the low turnout rates among Asians and Hispanics relative to whites and blacks could be accounted for by differing age profiles. Older people vote more than younger ones do, and the... Read More
What if it were possible for both sides of the gun control debate to get what they want? What if it were possible for some places to restrict the movement of firearms and allow the free movement of undocumented migrants while other places allow for the free movement of firearms and restrict the movement of... Read More
Pat Buchanan on the perceived impending dissolution of the Republican party: As is always the case with Pat, the column is full of evidence supporting a dissolution, but this excerpt isn't an instance of as much. At least it needn't be. The Cloud People do not understand how overwhelming public opposition to the removal of... Read More
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 2016 presidential primary survey asked participants about their "attitude[s] towards politicians". Other than the no opinion/don't know answers, there were five possible responses. Three fit into one bucket. The remaining two fit into another. They've been separated accordingly below. The distribution of high school student responses on attitudes towards politicians in... Read More
Gadfly commenter Corvinus scoffing at a poll showing overwhelming public opposition to the removal of Confederate statues: It was the only poll on the question at the time but Reuters-Ipsos has subsequently released its own and it confirms what the aforementioned Marist poll reported. Parenthetically, 1-in-5 respondents answered "don't know". Those responses are excluded in... Read More
There are a couple more miles yet to get out of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's huge presidential preference survey administered to high school students across the US in the Fall of 2016. The following map* shows, by state, how much more (less) Trumpish Gen Z 'voters' were than the actual electorate was. The subsequent table... Read More
The percentages of San Franciscan adults who favor the place continuing to be a sanctuary city for illegal aliens, by sex and by race (n = 500): The SurveyUSA poll doesn't provide cross tabs for both race and sex (or data on marriage at all), but given that white marriage rates are higher than non-white... Read More
More on why Trump must use and abuse social media (beyond psychologically nut-tapping cucks and leftists every time he does so): The cable primetime viewership figure comes from adding together Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC viewers. Throwing in lesser watched networks like C-SPAN and Fox Business still doesn't even get the total close to 10... Read More
From a recent SurveyUSA poll asking residents of the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose metropolitan area about their opinions on reporting illegal immigrants to federal immigration authorities when they come into contact with local law enforcement officers. To get a sense of how lost California is to the cause of European civilization, only 53% of those surveyed... Read More
The political dissolution of the US is inconceivable to Boomers. That's not the case among younger Americans, who've had to live with the consequences of the Boomers' obsessive quest to find--or found--the mythical racial El Dorado. A Reuters-Ipsos poll from 2014 found over 1-in-3 people under the age of 30 lending support to the idea... Read More
When Obama was sworn in as the 44th president, 46% of the population thought the country was more politically divided than ever before to 45% who did not think so. During Obama's eight years, perceived political division steadily increased all the way to the extent that when Trump was sworn in as the 45th president... Read More
SurveyUSA commissioned polls in California and Minnesota after the 2016 presidential election. Both asked Clinton supporters if they thought Trump voters were racist and also if they thought Trump voters were sexist. The wording of these questions were identical in each survey. Perceived racism, by state: Racist? Yes No Unsure California 65% 16% 19% Minnesota... 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
With the caveats about the reliability and precision of exit polling data kept in mind, consider that Hispanics went from 10% to 11% of the national electorate between 2012 and 2016, an increase of about 10%. In California, Hispanics went from 22% to 31% between 2012 and 2016, an increase of about 40%. Some 30%... Read More
Many people mistakenly but understandably believe that the State's most powerful weapon against its subjects is its superior firepower. While that firepower is obviously important, it's not the State's most powerful weapon.The State's most powerful weapon is its putative legitimacy. As long as the State is perceived as legitimate, it can do anything it wants... Read More
Julian Assange has been neutered. He's been suffering some sort of chronic pain in his right shoulder for months. This presumed warning shot hasn't dissuaded him from the steady drip-drip-drip of Clinton campaign emails. Now it appears that under pressure from the US government, the Ecuadoran embassy in Britain--where Assange has been holed up for... Read More
A little while back I began worrying that while poll fudging would create a headwind the Trump Train could do without, electoral fraud could be the equivalent of barreling through a tornado. As Heartiste remarked regarding the former: The same goes for cooking the electoral books. There will be bipartisan, unified Establishment opposition to investigating... Read More
Marijuana legalization should be decided at the state level. This Trumpian position should be ported onto other Culture War issues, and it should be done so explicitly. It should also be done pithily. When asked "What do you think about X social policy?", Trump answers "People have different opinions on that. It's something the states... Read More
The FBI report is remarkable: In sum, Comey explains that Hillary passed along classified information from one unauthorized, unsecured server to another at least 112 times, each instance constituting a criminal act irrespective of intention. Regarding intention, she elected to use neither a government nor a commercial account but instead opted for a private server... Read More
The following is a response to a friend who wondered about my reaction to this. It's germane to subjects that have dominated the blog for the last several months so it's worth sharing, keeping in mind that it's more free-wheeling than I generally (try to) allow myself to be here. I've added a few relevant links.---So... Read More
Charlotte empowers a fraction of 1% of the population to rub their insecurities in the faces of the 99% and change who find sex-segregated restrooms a uncontroversial aspect of civilized society. The state of North Carolina responds by mandating sex-segregated restrooms, legally overriding Charlotte's tranny triumph. The state law only applies to schools and other government... Read More
Liveblogging transcript from the fifth GOP debate follows.***Trump's perpetual extemporaneity is an impressive attribute, one that vanishingly few politicians are able to pull off. But there are times even he should commit 30 seconds or so to memory beforehand. His closing statements--which are always opportunities for people to freewheel without having to respond to a... Read More