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In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Silver Blaze” Sherlock Holmes uses the fact that a dog did not bark during the night as evidence to unravel a crime, the theft of a race horse. Holmes reasoned that the perpetrator was known to the dog since the dog failed to bark, so QED, the theft was an inside job. The phrase “the dog that did not bark” has over the years come to mean the significance of a non-event, say, an unexpected omission in an important political speech.

The current debate over immigration and illegal aliens illustrates a dog that does not bark. Specifically, newspapers like the Wall Street Journal regularly recount how businesses are desperate for employees, many of whom in the past (legally) traveled from overseas. Significantly, such stories totally side-step thousands of young, usually inner-city, African Americans who remain unemployed. This is no small matter since, at least according to some, their joblessness breeds the racial violence plaguing Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis and elsewhere.

An August 11, 2017 WSJ article (August 11, A1, A7) offers a typical account of how restaurants and hotels in upscale Martha’s Vineyard can no longer hire foreign workers with the H-2B visa program and thus must cut back business hours or reduce menu selections. In fact, managers now clean hotel rooms while restaurants use disposable cups to replace dishwashers. The problem is hardly limited to seasonal resorts. The landscaping business has been especially hurt while Alaskan fisheries have had to cut production and fishing days. One such fishery even tried to recruit some 1600 Americans from across the entire country including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (their number of H-2B employees dropped from more than 900 in 2016 to 31 in 2017). As an emergency measure businesses have recruited foreign students using J-1 cultural exchange visas or, illegally, allow H-2B workers to hold two jobs simultaneously.

Tellingly, since 2009, the need to solve seasonable labor shortage by importing workers shows no sign of abating. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of these visas jumped from 85,248 to 165,741. In July of this year Trump’s own Department of Homeland Security bumped up the H-1B supply of visas by 20% despite his anti-immigration campaign rhetoric (WSJ, Aug 9, A16).

The irony is that this worker shortage could easily be cured by recruiting inner-city blacks if business owners wanted this option. The model is the how hundreds of scattered Chinese restaurants almost effortlessly hire their cooks, waiters and dishwashers, many of whom are undocumented. Just walk the side streets near East Broadway and the Manhattan Bridge area in New York City’s Chinatown and you’ll see one tiny employment agency after the next with walls plastered in post-it notes. These are for jobs, often at a sizable distance from NYC and to travel there, the nearby neighborhood offers over a dozen cheap buses to almost every city up and down the east coast. A similar arrangement exists in Los Angeles where at least a dozen small Chinese speaking employment agencies list jobs in such faraway places such as Utah and Nebraska.

It would take little to create a similar employment network for young African Americans stuck in Baltimore, and keep in mind that these youngsters already speak English (many Chinese do not) and, best of all, all are bona fide US citizens so employers need not worry about ICE raids in the middle of the tourist season (and these recruits will not leave mid- August to return to college). Just open a Chinese-style hole-in-the-wall agency and spread the word–come get your job, and we’ll pay travel expenses. Going one step further, this arrangement can be up and running almost overnight thanks to on-line employment firms such as which could easily organize a special division for inner-city youngsters.

In principle desperate employers would not be too worried with “school” skills given the menial nature of the work. After all, processing fish in an Alaskan salmon cannery hardly requires a high school degree and low-level skills could be taught on the job, a far superior solution than the usual (and tedious) community college sponsored job training program

Moreover, though technically menial, these jobs are the first step up the employment ladder. Doing well as a waiter on Cape Cod during the summer would probably lead to a similar job at a Vermont ski resort and with time, there would be expanded responsibilities and better pay. That the Trump administration will probably get even stingier with H-2B visas makes this employment strategy particularly attractive.

Why hasn’t this option been raised among those moaning and groaning about not being able to import Jamaicans to cook breakfast burritos for wealthy vacationers? Surly a fortune awaits entrepreneurs who could open the spigot to place thousands of American citizens in jobs that immediately need to be filled. Has anybody even tried?

One can only speculate about this silence but let me offer some explanation. First, and most politically incorrect, potential employers down deep have their doubts about the value of young workers fresh off the streets of East St. Louis. Can these teenagers be trained for even the simplest of tasks like busing tables? Will they show up on time, dress appropriately, treat customers and fellow employees with respect and avoid petty thievery, drug dealing and similar illegal behaviors? The head of a landscaping company in Denver regularly posts ads in newspapers, Craigslist and on the street for jobs that pay between $14 and $25 an hour plus healthcare and other benefits. He hires everyone who comes to the interview but he says that he is lucky if one person interviewed actually shows up for work.


No doubt, many potential employers privately believe that it may wiser to use paper plates than rely on violence-prone youngsters with iffy work habits to run an expensive dishwasher. And there’s always the risk of complaints about racial discrimination. Why else would so many employers risk hiring illegal Mexicans with limited English skills? One can imagine the outcry from Martha’s Vineyard folk if the local farm-to-table eatery imported a half dozen troubled youngsters off the streets of Detroit? Further imagine if one of these employees was arrested for mugging a summer resident? This would jeopardize the entire business!

I’d guess that if the federal government partnered with to supply these youngsters, business would suddenly impose strict anti-drug policies and otherwise enact barriers to employing them. This would be especially true if these ghetto kids had to live overnight in tony resort like South Hampton, NY. Locals hardly want these kids to be within walking distance of their mega mansions.

Second, why should any of jobless inner-city residents leave their familiar neighborhoods to take a job for, say, $12.50 an hour (and that’s pre-tax) when they obviously can survive right at home through a combination of family welfare payment and petty crime? The recruits are not college kids who really must take a summer job for upcoming school-related expenses. Nor do kids from East St. Louis, unlike those from Guatemala, need to send $50.00 a week back to their desperately poor families (thanks to ample benefits, nobody starves if those from the hood refuses to work or just quits after a few days). In sum, short of threatening starvation, most inner-city youth will not seek out these summer jobs; many may view them with distain given the alternative of sleeping late and just hanging out.

Finally, and this especially applies to the more arduous agricultural jobs, the very idea for pushing black youngsters into the stoop labor workforce, regardless of the long-term benefits to all parties, will be loudly condemned by the liberal establishment as a modern form of coerced labor, a throwback to the Jim Crow era where blacks had no choice other than take low-paid menial jobs as cooks, waiters and maids for “the Man.” It is irrelevant that these “inside the plantation” humble jobs are sought after by needy American college students or those from European universities who want to improve their English and, perhaps, meet upscale Americans. I can already hear the cries of do-gooders that these kids should be in college learning to code and not catering to rich white folk in Aspen.

Now, what are the odds, to mix the imagery, of belling the cat? What member of Congress wants to force those inner-city kids lolling about street corners to sign up for traditional temporary summer (or winter) jobs? Recall the furor when in 1996 states were granted limited power to deny welfare benefits to those who refused enroll in school or get a job?

No doubt, resistance would not only come from the usual defenders of the welfare state but also from association representing hotels and restaurants who dread the idea of hiring undisciplined kids from the streets of Newark. This is not garden variety racism. Many business people may have already tried to hire them; a few may recall the disaster of Project 100,000 in the 1960s when the military, as part of President Johnson’s anti-poverty program, enlisted over a 100,000 troubled, school drop-outs from the streets and tried to transform them with strong dose of military discipline. It was a disaster as many soon left the military and those who were actually sent to Vietnam disproportionately died. If the military can’t do the trick why should l’étoile, a snazzyFrench bistro in the Vineyard succeed?

This silence speaks a powerful message: ignore all those “experts” who insist that jobs, jobs and more jobs are the cure for America’s race-related violence. These are the sincere folk who appear on TV after a weekend of drug-related murders in Chicago and insist that only if the gang-bankers had a job, peace would ensue. They assume that progress just requires finding employment for these anxious-to-work youngsters and the very act of work will reverse numerous bad habits. The reality is, obviously, that the market has spoken: employer by the score will knowingly suffer, even forego potential profits than try their hand at social engineering.

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  1. The American negro is a problem that cannot be solved in the current political climate.

    No welfare payments unless the recipient agrees to sterilization is a solution. But there are too many poverty pimps that would lose too much money and power for the program to ever be considered.

    • Replies: @The Grate Deign
    , @Truth
  2. I guess Unz is trying to show alternative views by posting fake news. Everyone who reads a little knows that the Labor Participation Rate and youth employment rate is very low, and that most unemployed and underemployed are not inner city blacks. Those stories about employers unable to find workers are always found to be false. Remember when Alabama cracked down on illegals and millionaire farmers said food was rotting in their fields, yet the supermarkets were full of food! Go talk to workers at any unemployment office and they will confirm that workers are ready to work. The basic proof is that if there was a labor shortage, wages would have risen over the past few years, but they did not!

    Something from my blog:

    Jul 9, 2017 – Fake News about Wages

    Corporate America hates higher wages, which is why our national minimum wage has fallen far behind inflation the past 40 years. They order their media to convince working Americans that higher wages are actually a bad thing for them, and people working for minimum wage do not deserve a raise, because they are lazy scum. They recently got Maine and Missouri to lower their minimum wage, supposedly to help workers. Since the USA has been nearly de-unionized over the past 50 years, the minimum wage is the only barrier to ever lower wages until we hit rock bottom like most Latin American nations.

    Corporate America has been furious ever since Seattle boosted it minimum wage to $15 a hour last year. Their predictions of an economic disaster proved false. Their favorite fake news outlet is Forbes magazine, whose lies are repeated on corporate internet sites. They promote the crazy idea that our nation has millions of minimum wage workers who don’t really work most of their shift, but are allowed extra work hours because of the kindness of corporations. So if the minimum wage is raised, businesses will be forced to lay off some workers and cut hours to survive. 

    They warn of fewer jobs, but never mention that if some jobs are lost, this can be easily offset by stopping the one million foreign work visas issued every year. Higher wages should force prices higher for certain things, but that is a much better “tax” than the current method of government subsidies for low wage workers through complex and inefficient welfare system like food stamps (SNAP), earned income credits, and a dozen other programs. 

    In the latest fake news offensive, “researchers” at the University of Washington (probably funded with corporate grant money) cherry picked data to prove that Seattle’s minimum wage hike was harmful. This was cited in dozens of news articles around the nation as proof that higher wages are bad for workers. Therefore, I was surprised and thrilled that the Seattle Times published a great article by Rebecca Smith who exposed this fake news: UW Minimum-wage study doesn’t reflect the reality of work in Seattle.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Truth
    , @edNels
  3. Here is the official BLS chart. The percentage of Americans eligible to work has fallen from 67% in 2001 to less than 63% today, while wages remain flat.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @slorter
  4. Mr Weissberg’s comments apply (with some local differences) to the situation in my native Australia. Horticulturists here complain that they can’t find staff for fruit-picking and vegetable harvesting, the unemployment rate might be high in rural areas, but many young people prefer to live on welfare, partly because of the relatively small difference in their net income between welfare and working. One result is that much of the horticulture business near the city in which I live is now in the hands of Asians, who employ family members as labour, and illegal immigrants of their own ethnic group, who can be paid in cash, at lower rates of pay.
    In rural areas, the ethnic group with the highest unemployment is our own Aborigines. Employers don’t like to hire them, many of them have inadequate literacy and the other skills needed to become a useful employee. A further disincentive is the laws relating to dismissing an employee, which allow an employee to sue for what they claim is unfair dismissal, and claim compensation.
    Poverty is partly a matter of culture, which is related to ethnicity. The Vietnamese provide a good example: the refugees who came here 40 years ago worked as cleaners, waiters etc, their kids become engineers, computer programmers etc. Unemployment and welfare dependence are highest among some groups of Muslims who have come here as refugees, and are happy to survive on welfare.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  5. Moron jew never met a black, hire them to do what?????!!!!

    • Agree: Druid
    • Replies: @Fred Not Reed
  6. unit472 says:

    A municipal utility I once worked for tried this. It had to hire two blacks for every white to keep the work force 50/50 and even then the long term experienced workers were majority white. The reason was simple. Negroes don’t like to work and even those that did would steal, engage in inappropriate behavior ( hit on female customers) or smoke marijuana. Even the Affirmative Action head of our IT department had to be fired when he was caught selling old computers for his personal benefit. He lost his $100,000 a year job with a defined benefit pension to make a couple of thousand dollars selling stolen city property!

    The gas division finally had to turn gas leak detection over to the fire department because the black gas division employees couldn’t be trained or trusted to do the work.

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @botazefa
    , @TheJester
  7. Realist says:

    What are “gang-bankers”???

    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    , @El Dato
  8. @Realist

    The Black P Stone Group, with or without the P, Magnetar Capital, Blackrock etc.

    • Replies: @Realist
  9. Dr. Weissberg! How dare you! All of these inner city black “yuffs” are potential rocket scientists, computer experts, brain surgeons, high speed lawyers! Ask them! They will tell you! They have self-esteem out the wazoo! Wait tables? Clean pots and dishes? That is for other, less exalted beings.

    • Replies: @SMK
  10. @Carlton Meyer

    Great article and all are fair takes, but how many of those on the chart are ages 45-65? The teen problem is stagnant, never moves. The “aged” have taken the hardest unemployment hit the past 10 and 20 years (for the graph’s purposes). There’s the other “Dog Not Barking”, which is workman’s comp. Every employee is a disability threat, especially in the 45-65 age-range. Then there are wages. Raise the wage. If they don’t come for 12, offer 15. Then 20. Then 25. Somewhere along the way, they come. Isn’t that after all, the American Way of free enterprise? There is a price that will cause competition, but if it is going to be undermined by slave-illegal labor, and Blacks are competing with illegals to make near-nothing, they may as well be layabouts.

    The poor of Martha’s Vineyard, the brokers of Wall Street, most hundreds-of-millionaires and up will just have to suffer paying honest, fair-market value for the labor that brings to their tables their sumptuous lobsters and clams and steaks and thousand-dollar wine, their 500 dollar burgers. If the bill doubled in Boston, in NYC, these folks aren’t going to eat? Negro-please.

    The restaurants jack the prices at will in these venues. the wealthy diners resist a little, but the employees are always to be illegal and cheap and Americans are to work that poverty wage. Well, horseshit. Those ebony kids will come, they’ll dress, they’ll learn, they’ll be loyal and they won’t risk a well-paying job. PAY THEM. Then adjust your prices to your patrons. Besides, why should taxes go to welfare for Americans simply because employers want to game the market with illegals?

    • Replies: @bomag
  11. sayless says:

    Jesse Jackson admitted once that he used to spit in white customers’ food when he had a restaurant job. No thanks.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    , @Truth
    , @ia
    , @Bubba
  12. tjm says:

    The greatest weapon against Americans is mass immigration, and who pushes for open borders, our “dear friends” the Zionist Jews.

    The top priority to Zionists is open borders, it was most obvious when the “gang of 8” Senators, pushed for “immigration reform” (when Washington says “reform”, what that really means is screwing over the American people, in this case “amnesty”). Everyone one of those 8 corrupt Senators are loyal to Israel, all traitors to the American people.

    It is always interesting how the Zionists Jews push so hard for open borders in America, but sky high walls in Israel, that we pay for. Yet if he demand walls or enforcement, the ZioMedia paints such calls as “racist”.

    Our children are paying the price for our naivete, we have allowed a true enemy to control our media, our entertainment, our money and now our government.

    My first job was painting homes, my friend and I went around painting homes, this was when I was in high school. It taught me about work and reward. Today, I would be competing with 35 year old mexicans who will work for much less.

    America is dying because we are being invaded and don’t give a crap.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Luscious Larry
  13. Once I was flying on American Airlines (I’ve since stopped taking U.S. based airlines because of their atrocious customer service) and saw something which left an impression on me.

    A White man had finished drinking his can of Coke and asked the middle aged black stewardess if she could take the empty can and cup. He made the request as politely as one would but the stewardess responded “I’m not your maid!” with such hostility that it was uncomfortable to everyone around before she took them.

    I imagine that this sort of attitude is common among blacks, especially women, and this makes employers loathe to hire them.

    • Replies: @ia
    , @Anonymous
  14. A friend of mine once taught at an all-black inner city middle school in Akron, Ohio. 10-15% of the girls were pregnant at any one time and most of the kids had no ambition in life beyond collecting welfare or joining gangs. Her husband remarked that they wouldn’t work even in the jobs came back – Akron was the rubber capital of the world at one time.

  15. Lara says:

    There are a lot of African Americans employed where I live, and most of them seem like good workers. I usually get decent service from them. It seems to be young, African American males who are the least employable.

  16. Hu Mi Yu says:

    ¨a few may recall the disaster of Project 100,000 in the 1960s when the military, as part of President Johnson’s anti-poverty program, enlisted over a 100,000 troubled, school drop-outs from the streets and tried to transform them with strong dose of military discipline. It was a disaster as many soon left the military and those who were actually sent to Vietnam disproportionately died.”

    As someone who was drafted for the Vietnam War in 1968, this is not something I will ever forget. First we had President Kennedy agree in principle with South Vietnam President Ngo Diem to an American withdrawal only to have both presidents assassinated within a few weeks. Then we had Lyndon Johnson claiming to continue Kennedy´s policies but instead reversing that decision and massively escalating the war. Support of the blacks was purchased with civil rights legislation, but when Martin Luther King saw the casualty statistics he reversed himself only to become another casualty. California voted for the antiwar platform of Robert Kennedy who had the delegates to become the Democratic nominee only to be assassinated. California governor and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl Warren was pressured into resigning by then turning this same program on Californians.

    Robert McNamara had done one of his flawed IEOR computer studies and concluded that the US would win the war if only ¨we¨ had $400 suicide bombers. We were promised promotions to lieutenant while we were fed debilitating drugs in our food. These drugs included thorazine and seconol and something else that caused us to become impotent. The doses were so heavy that one man about three bunks over from me dropped dead from neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Our trainer was so confident of his control over us that he once told us “…Now you rub your two brain cells together (pause). I say that because that´s about all you have left at this point (chuckle)¨

    The drugs didn´t all work on me, because I had food allergies, but several people have independently confirmed that those who completed training were sent straight to the front with a bomb in our backpacks. Once we were out alone behind enemy lines they lobbed an artillery shell at us aided by a homing device they placed on us. When we died, our fingers clamped down on a ¨dead man switch¨. When the VC came to pilfer our supplies, they had to cut the wires. That is when the bomb went off.

    I haven´t checked myself, but I have been told you can see the sudden rise in casualty statistics in enlisted men from California that year. Those of us who survived were not debilitated by enemy action, but by the permanent damage we suffered at the hands of ¨our¨ side during training.

  17. Alden says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    I totally agree. Good for you!!

    Why is this article about inner city thugs illustrated by 2 Whites? Are they supposed to Americans or immigrants or summer visa workers? The woman looks photoshopped. Check out the awkward arms.

    A major reason why I’m a White Nationalist instead of a conservative is the conservative alliance with cannibal capitalism. We’ve all heard the cannibal capitalist slogan. ” Americans are too stupid and lazy to be Drs, nurses, engineers, accountants, programmers, etc so we must import Chinese and Indians for those jobs.” ” Americans are too thuggish , lazy and drugged for food, janitorial and construction work. Therefor we must import the entire population of Latin America for those jobs.”

    There was a recent article in freerepublic allegedly about a woman who owns a factory in Pennsylvania. Allegedly she had more than 20 job openings. Hundreds applied but every person failed the mandatory drug test.

    Yeah right.

    Then there’s my very strong opinion that affirmative action was created by capitalists to push White men out of the workplace and replace them with low wage women and non Whites happy to work 60 hours a week for 40 hours pay.

  18. Joe Hide says:

    While the articles argument is reasonable and appealing, I have been to communities that appear to use black young people a lot in menial work. Im not sure why, perhaps its because of local law enforcement of immigration issues in employment. I don’t really know. One such place was Springfield, Illinois. I ate at several different restaurants, and always saw many young black people employed. Interestingly enough, I never saw what looked like illegals, even when I inappropriately stuck my head into the kitchens. Some black kids seemed not too bright, but were motivate to learn and provide service, and some seemed to have had enough time on the job to seem bright and competent. This was also the case in other businesses, such as assisted living centers, etc
    My experience is of course limited, but what do you think?

    • Replies: @unit472
  19. The stock photo you selected for this article is insult to injury.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  20. @sayless

    Sir, is a soupscon of saliva in one’s soup too high a price to pay for racial peace?

  21. @Father O'Hara

    Yes, Father. Did not Jesus command us to teach the least amongst us to fish?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  22. Tulip says:

    The essay is all great except it historically already happened.

    We sharply cut immigration in the 1920’s and the result was the “Northern Migration” of Blacks to former immigrant jobs, which is how so many of those Blacks found their way over the Mason-Dixon line in the first place. Further, it raised Black wages, promoted stable families and Black crime was at an all time low in the 50’s, a generation after immigration restrictions, and all despite Jim Crow. After 1965, despite the Civil Rights Act and the rest of the “Great Society”, the economic and cultural prospects for Blacks began their downward spiral.

  23. @The Alarmist

    How so?

    Do you think the typical Negress would be so attentive to, and concerned about, the details of her work as this lass appears to be?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  24. Something else to add to the mix regarding New England resort towns:

    The Eastern European young people who have been coming in to staff restaurants and hotels for the summer are all (and I do mean all — I have yet to see a homely one) distinctly attractive and WASPy looking. Until they open their mouths, you’d assume they’re all from Stars Hollow, named Gilmore, Lowell, Higginson, Eliot, etc., and studying French literature at Harvard or Smith.

    The middle-class and upper-middle-class inlanders who vacation in places like Martha’s Vineyard love this. It’s pretty and comforting. Black servers are no longer a sign of luxury, and Hispanic servers are not now and never were a sign of luxury.

    • Replies: @Jake
  25. Alden says:
    @Hu Mi Yu

    OMG! Thorazine is the last thing that should be given to combat troops. It’s just a massive tranquilizer.
    So Macnamara drugged our men into zombies and sent them to be killed by our own. That’s far worse than the Muslim suucide bombers who have to set off the bombs they carry. Although the suicide bombs could be timed to go off at a certain time unknown to the person who carries the bomb.

    The Thorazine bomb plan was worse than the WW1 generals who drove their troops into enemy fire. At least some of the cannon fodder survived that tactic.

    • Replies: @Hu Mi Yu
  26. TG says:

    Indeed, but here is another thing to remember.

    Illegal immigrants get paid a lot more than poor US citizens for the same menial jobs.

    What, you say? Well bear with me.

    Consider a black US citizen. They pay taxes, they pay for health insurance and car insurance, they pay rent and maybe owe a lot for medical bills (despite obamacare) etc. They might not actually be able to afford to work for less than $10/hour!

    Consider an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Maybe they get $5/hour. OK, the employer profits. But. The illegal doesn’t pay taxes. The illegal gets free medical care (paid for by the us taxpayer, not the employer, of course). The illegal has no debt service – unlike US citizens, they don’t get saddled with a lifetime of unpayable medical debts for their emergency room visits. If they drive a car, they likely don’t pay for insurance – if they get in an accident, they get a pass, because they have no obvious assets to seize or legal presence etc. If they are living in a dormitory somewhere, they pay little rent. If they send remittences back to Mexico, the value of that is a lot more back home than in the US. So, an illegal immigrant getting paid $5/hour could easily be doing a lot better than a legal US citizen getting $10/hour.

    Of course, that doesn’t work for Mexicans living and working in Mexico. And when crushed into the dirt, Mexicans are if anything even more violent than American blacks. Because nobody likes being crushed into the dirt, it never ends well, society-wise.

  27. @Hu Mi Yu

    That is a scary anecdote!

    I never before heard of any U.S. program during Vietnam that deliberately created suicide bombers. Will you please flesh this out with more details, such as the units, commanders, locations, dates, etc?

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  28. @Vox Australis

    I don’t know if you include fruit picking in your “horticulture” but a lot of that has long been done by backpacking young tourists and, I suppose, students annd gap year Poms.

    I wasn’t aware off the revival of the vegetable growing by Asians. From my early childhood I remember the Chinese greengrocers in more than one of Melbourne’s big markets and with the reins in hand as their horse drawn delivery vehicle came up our suburban street – as did the milk and delivery vehicles.

    My impression is that you slightly oversimplify the disincentive effects of unfair dismissal laws at least in the case of very early dismissals. Most Aborigines who signed on for casual rural work would be “let go” before the question of compensation became a problem.

    You prompt me to remember an old friend, born about 1908, whose family used to try and employ Aborigines on their sheep stations but would find them going walkabout. Late in life he complained about the difficulty of getting a suitable (white) couple to enjoy the free accommodation and perks in the manager’s house provided on some of the properties.

  29. Wally says:
    @Hu Mi Yu

    Proof of all this?

    Or you just want that check to keep coming?

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  30. Anonymous [AKA "mark molin"] says:

    WOW I didn’t think Americans were such a bunch of whiners .
    So the Mantra seems to blame ” them” for their inabilities or culture
    it must be in their dna etc.. So you best suck up your blame fest
    or you will crash and burn. SO Stop moving the deck chairs around the USA
    Titanic. Get with the program you are your brothers keeper .

  31. heymrguda says:

    I for one am tired of hearing all these desperate companies trying to fill job vacancies. I have only my personal experience to go on, but every time I have approached one of these firms their “desperation” was somewhat less than advertised. I’m a WM above 60, but in great physical cond. and have experience in both technical assembly and communication/creative stuff, as well. In this area I cannot get even a part time job.

    Now, either somebody is lying, or I’m being discriminated on the basis of age, skin color or sex, or a combination of the three.

    • Agree: anarchyst, EdwardM
    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @Anonymous
  32. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    In this country of almost 330M people there’s no labor shortage. What’s howled about is that there’s a shortage of cheap labor which is something slightly different. Insofar as blacks go it’s really a very well known fact that a large proportion of them are unemployable. Many are graduates of Special Ed schools and too dense for most jobs, many are semi-criminal and therefore undesirable, have poor work habits, are extremely argumentative and what’s more have a tendency to claim everything is discrimination and file costly lawsuits. Why bother with them at all when right next to them there’s a ready and willing Hispanic labor force who have a good reputation for reliability. Most are legal residents so even removing the illegals from the picture there’s plenty there. In those areas where it’s hard to get worthwhile employees then they’ll just have to mechanize or raise the rate of pay. The worst thing we could do is to allow our country to be transformed and ruined by the class of people who care about their bank accounts only and the heck with the country.

  33. Biff says:

    These are the sincere folk who appear on TV after a weekend of drug-related murders in Chicago and insist that only if the gang-bankers had a job, peace would ensue

    Gang-bankers! I love it!

  34. unit472 says:
    @Joe Hide

    True, there are young blacks who work and try and do a good job. They are not the ‘hoodrat’ population of our inner cities though. Most probably have a decent parent/s too. I went to a Wendy’s drive thru a while back and they had made a young black kid as the order taker who must wear the headset and also hand out orders to customers. Its a high pressure job I’m not sure I could do but this kid was trying his best to do it and do it well, thanking the customer in the approved corporate manner even though the orders were backing up.

    If he keeps at it I have no doubt he would be made a manager of a Wendy’s and, eventually, move up the corporate ladder. That’s what so many hoodrats don’t understand. ANY job is what you make of it. If you do it well bosses will notice and promote you. Good people are hard to find and they don’t want to lose the few they come across.

    • Replies: @Wally
  35. Jake says:

    Does this mean that the Numinous Negroes are not ideal employees?

    Such racist thoughts are not allowed. The sacred cow is indeed sacred.

  36. Jake says:
    @Clark Westwood

    That is a very good and important point. Today, in terms of servants, you seem more powerful if you have attractive and well mannered whites doing menial work for you. Any common, barely nouveau riche type can have surly blacks who clearly resent doing almost anything.

    Our problem grows from whites wanting to dispossess and make serfs of other whites. Cultural /linguistic Germanics (which includes WASPs) simply cannot live without searching out some Slavs or Celts or southern Europeans to damn as inferior and fit only to be their serfs. And Jews are more than happy to top the Germanics at it.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  37. @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    There’s a similar solution that involves no surgery: No welfare payments period. Not ever.

    As the Pink Panther might say, “Problem saul-vedd.”

  38. @Hu Mi Yu

    I have a problem believing this** and a number of specifics include doubt that anyone would count on VC not learning pretty quickly that cutting wires on the bodies of US soldiers killed by their own artillery (sic!!!) was pretty risky. Then there are your unlinked references to Martin Luther King and Earl Warren. Your garbled account of the tetirement of Chief Justice Earl Warren led me to check my recollection and I found this interesting obituary of him

    But you are of course trolling aren’t you? What’s your aim? To see how gullible readers of UR may be?

    **it is imposssible that this is not written about in some journalistic exposé or maybe whistleblower’s book – so tell us ehere.

    • Agree: Simply Simon
  39. bomag says:
    @Jim Christian


    I agree that we should let economics work here, but the net marginal product of most inner city youths is negative, i.e. they are not going to be hired except under a mandate or a subsidized wage. It is cheaper to not hire them; put them on welfare; and have less economic activity.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  40. Truth says:

    No welfare payments unless the recipient agrees to sterilization is a solution.

    Brilliant idea! What constitution?

  41. anarchyst says:

    You ARE being discriminated against on the basis of age, skin color, and sex…
    Yes, I have been there. I was “let go” at 59 years of age. Despite exemplary attendance and work performance, the official reason for my discharge was just a “reduction in force”…yeah, right.
    A year later, the company hired two younger guys to take my place. Of course, I filed an “age discrimination” complaint with the EEOC. A year later, I got a determination that my case was “without merit”. Wrong color, you see…white males are not covered under so-called “civil-rights” protections.
    My involuntary unemployment lasted for over a year…Yes, it was difficult, to say the least.
    I was hired by a municipality who was looking for someone with my exact skill set. This turned out to be the best job I ever had.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  42. Truth says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    You’re on the right track, but I’m not sure it’s the right train.

  43. The Realist says: • Website

    Better solution: KILL ALL NEGROES NOW. Implement the Phoenix Program in America. You know this is the only way forward. Yes, there are good negro citizens, but the numbers are too small-killing them all is most cost-effective, as the positive contribution to society of the good are vastly outweighed by the negative costs imposed by the bad. As the old Soldier of Fortune magazine article said, kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out.

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @anonymous
  44. Truth says:

    The reason was simple. Negroes don’t like to work and even those that did would steal, engage in inappropriate behavior ( hit on female customers) or smoke marijuana. Even the Affirmative Action head of our IT department had to be fired when he was caught selling old computers for his personal benefit.

    Oh, so they weren’t satified being simple-minded automoton cogs, in other words?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Wally
  45. Truth says:

    Yeah, a guy claims to have done something 60 years ago, so why hire ANYBODY that remotely looks like him?

    • Replies: @Sayless
  46. We should try to hire blacks before foreigners. After all, blacks have been here 200+ years. They deserve first g̶i̶b̶s̶ dibs. The problem is the Myth of White Evil that all these potential hirees have learned from the schools and the (((media))). It is like inviting someone bent on vengeance under your roof. Even libs sense this.

    • Replies: @Wally
  47. botazefa says:

    I work with several black guys in IT at a large corporation. They are model citizens as far as I can tell.

    It may be true that an anecdote is not data, but one man’s anecdote can be the antidote for another man’s anecdote.

  48. ia says:

    What’s even more amazing to me is that he then tells everyone about it.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  49. Wally says:
    @Father Coughlin

    “Even libs sense this.”

    That is why most libs live as far away from blacks as possible.

    You won’t see libs hiring blacks as maids, nannies, & gardeners.

    In fact, you won’t even see blacks on construction sites.

  50. ia says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    I’m always surprised how Americans know so very little about blacks. Or pretend to know so little. Yes, sulking, resentful behavior by people who act as if they are doing you a huge favor is the norm.

  51. Ben Kurtz says: • Website

    “We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes…. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

    – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
    (Writing for the majority in Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927)).

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  52. Truth says:
    @The Realist

    Put your sniper rifle down by the desk for a minute, Rambo, you know your boss needs that stack of invoices he asked you for yesterday, done by 5:00.

  53. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Liberty Mike

    “Did not Jesus command us to teach the least amongst us to fish?”

    Least amongst us?

    The irony of one who will be amongst the least, as he cowers awaiting His judgment.

  54. @Liberty Mike

    Even shows like Blackish play up a certain lack of diligence among that community, so you might have a point

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
  55. @anarchyst

    RIF is typically a group termination, and under the Older Workers Benefits Protection Act you had a right to information about other members affected by the RIF so you could determine whether to proceed with a suit alone or as a class. Your mistake was relying on EEOC, which doesn’t give a rat’s behind for a class of employees like that you would have belonged to, but a hungry ambulance chaser would have gladly taken them to the cleaners for you.

  56. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @The Realist

    “let God sort ‘em out.”

    You understand that applies to the likes of you too.

    As an example, all the crusaders of the evil empire, who hopefully met a painful end, will be awaiting such a sorting out.

    Your turn will come, “soon.” And, if you really meant what you wrote, it sure as Hell is not going to be pretty.

    *rubs hands gleefully* 😉

  57. @Ben Kurtz

    Instead of seeking refuge in the words of one of the worst Supreme court justices ever, Mr. Progressive himself, why not end welfare, whether such welfare is for the brown skinned underclass or Zionist interests?

  58. @Tulip

    “After 1965, despite the Civil Rights Act and the rest of the “Great Society”, the economic and cultural prospects for Blacks began their downward spiral.”
    You’re joking right?

    Here: After 1965, because of the Civil Rights Act and the rest of the “Great Society”, the economic and cultural prospects for Blacks began their downward spiral. FTFY

  59. edNels says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    This well written article is a clever piece of ”concern trolling” for the benefit of I suppose a few of the resident and other silicon Valley tycoons, and their legions of ignorant wannabe followers of Horatio Alger naifs, out there in the land.

    Now don’t get me wrong, I say: ”Put ’em to work! Or, no work no eats!” But there isn’t any true concern, really, more like everything is about “I got mine…! Devil take the hindmost.

    So, better would be a stiff necked policy of No lounging around loitering, and the getting into trouble, Make em work. Get a real government that does that, and, those that do have to be incarcerated, should be worked instead of wharehoused, and if there was a problem that would take jobs away, just Create Jobs, like digging cannals and rail roads, etc. By the state for the country infrastructure, forget all that crap that it’s inhuman to make em work, it’s the best thing all around!

    But the country really is, if you look at it, a huge plantation, only the Mastah is away for the time being, and the crooks are out to cut a fat hog and run things into the ground.

    Predatory crooks are doing great. But I doubt they would bother to read this concern issue with much interest, they are way far gone to that stuff, right there above somebody openly states a final solution scenario, and that’s sick, and nobody refutes it.

  60. Chu says:

    It’s a good idea and could use a national push by a committed Congress and a president.
    This could be part of ‘making it great again’.

    I recognize all the problems mentioned, but it’s better to try than to perpetuate the current status quo.
    I see delivery guys who are 60+ years of age, and are worn out. – they’ve been scraping bye for decades.

    At least a nationwide program could elevate people from their poor situation.

    Charter schools have a similar intent, to relocate children in bad neighborhoods and bus them to better schools, since they’d never get the same education in their immediate surroundings.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  61. peterAUS says:

    Our problem grows from whites wanting to dispossess and make serfs of other whites.

    Shh….”white nationalists” don’t want to hear that.

    At the same time, my experience is, those being dispossessed don’t really want to replace the system; all they want is to be those dispossessing and having their own serfs.
    Of course, they won’t say that, but as soon they get the chance they do.

    I just guess it’s hard coded in our DNA.

  62. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    This kind of entrepreneurialism certainly adds spice to life. Unfortunately it also decreases economic efficiency and hence is unwelcome in a society that values standard of living over quality of life.

  63. @Antonin Chigurh

    Hey, Anton, how are you doing?

    You still commenting at Taki’s?

  64. SMK says: • Website
    @Chris Bridges

    Yes, how ironic that blacks, especially males, with IQ’s in the 70’s and 80’s think they’re too good to work at menial jobs and have “self-esteem out the wazoo” despite having no talents other than sexual prowess and histories of crime beginning at age 13 or 14: a an effect of pro-black/anti-white, blacks-good/whites- evil/ blacks-as-victims/white-as-victimizers propaganda and indoctrination, ubiquitous and regnant and unopposed, in the MSM, schools, churches, homes, jails, prisons, and on the streets.

    Also, the average negro !Q of 85 is misleading, since millions of not only mulattoes but also quadroons and even octoroons are classified as “black.” Remove them and the average IQ of pure blacks is 78-80.And the average IQ of inner-city blacks is probably 75.

  65. @Wally

    The sanctimonious white cuckservatives and disingenuous white liberals just love blacks, and the father away they live from blacks, the more they love them.

  66. @Antonin Chigurh

    Nope, still not correct.

    HERE: “In 1965, in large part because of the Great Society programs, Civil Rights, AND the ’65 Hart-Cuellar Immigration Act, most of the US began its slow and steady downward spiral to where we are today in 2017.”

    There. All fixed.

  67. @Wally

    Gardening? Most blacks are from the inner cities. Where exactly would they be able to pick up learning how to trim plants, trees, mowing lawns, etc., even if they wanted to (which they don’t)?

    Gardening just sounds like an awful lot of work. Come on already!

  68. @The Alarmist

    Heck, a show back in the day like The Jeffersons had Florence goofing off all the time while seldom doing any work.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  69. Joe Wong says:
    @Paul Jolliffe

    Here is the link the drugs the USA government gave their soldiers in Vietnam War to make them super soldiers.

    All you need to do is google “Vietnam war drug use facts” you will get the details how the US government drugged its own soldiers to fight an immoral and illegitimate war. Pretending ignorant to deny war crimes is simply clumsy and morally defunct.

    Besides the info you are asking is buried deep in the Pentagon basement, it will either never see the light unless the USA is dissolved like USSR or be burnt into ashes like retreating Nazis. Asking inaccessible materials as evidence is another trick used by the holocaust deniers and unrepentant war criminal Japanese to deny their war crimes.

  70. Wally says:

    Taking orders at Wendy’ is a “high pressure job”?

    It’s hopeless.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  71. Wally says:

    “Oh, so they weren’t satisfied being simple-minded automoton cogs, in other words?”

    They should be thankful for that.
    Low IQ primates are capable of little else. Look at Africa, or any place where blacks are in abundance. Same story everywhere.

    There is hope, I just learned that chimps can be trained to do ‘rock, paper, & scissors’.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @jim jones
  72. Njguy73 says:

    Good luck getting another New Deal happening. I was hoping Obama would push a thing like that through, but no way now.

  73. @Truth

    I didn’t say anyone would be involuntarily sterilized. I said it should be a condition to receiving money earned by other people.

  74. El Dato says:

    Those who are Quantiatively Easing, i.e. on ultra-powerful government dripfeed.

  75. @Truth

    There is no constitutional right to welfare.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @yeah
  76. El Dato says:

    It’s anti-virtue signalling.

  77. @Colleen Pater

    The Jew(s) aren’t morons. They are Talmudic liars.

    If the kosher illusion of the equal, meritorious Black is destroyed, then the Jews won’t be able to use Affirmative Action to genocide Whites. Impeding White genocide is Antisemitic.

    The Pareto Principle says that you only need a handful of fatally outnumbered Whites to make any enterprise at least limp along. Maybe throw in a few ruthless Asian middle managers to move things along.

  78. @tjm

    Well, thanks to aggravated Jewish nepotistic ethno-gangsterism in the public sphere, you only have two votes to unseat Jewish power: boycott and bullets. One provides a much more orderly path than the other. But you’re using neither. Why are you massively subsidizing the Judensphere every month with your consumer spending? Let it be said in future epochs that you gave your family’s lives for Yiddish entertainment.

  79. @Wally

    At the drive through it is.

  80. Wally says:

    As if we needed to be told.

    California: 75% of Black Boys Can’t Read or Write Properly, Says Department of Education


    The Los Angeles Daily News carried out a deeper analysis of the data to try and find the “cause” of the gap, and was forced to admit that a “higher family income does not appear to even things out.”

    Furthermore, the paper continued, the “gap is not unique to California” and that the “phenomenon is nevertheless worrisome because it may compound other educational disparities California has attempted to close for decades, without success.”

    Furthermore, the paper added, “scores aren’t the only educational area in which black boys trail their peers. African-American boys are more likely to be suspended and drop out of school than other demographic groups, in California and elsewhere.

  81. Joe Wong says:

    Please read comment #72 for proof the USA government drugged its own troops, drugging its own troops regardless army, air force or navy is a standard procedure of the Pentagon. In addition the US government used its own and allied troops as genie pigs in testing the effectiveness of Agent Orange by raining Agent Orange on them. If you like free drugs, the Pentagon provides them a lot exotic ones for the front line personnel or the genie pig units.

  82. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Jesus, you’re racist.

  83. Despite the writer’s misgivings, it is not an entirely bad idea – if coercion is avoided.

    Those who are smart enough already escape the inner city and find suitable work elsewhere. Why not provide opportunities to escape for those who may not be smart, but have a good work ethic?

  84. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    I get a kick out of liberals getting exactly what they wish for. I worked at Rutgers-Newark until fairly recently, and remember one time stopping by a local grocery store, seeing a white college student with a “classic” Obama ’08 shirt patiently waiting in front of an employee at the store while he set up a free wine tasting. Of course, as soon as the employee got it ready, blacks swarmed in out of the woodworks and crowded him out, to his faint under-the-breath protests. One of them turned and said, “You’re in Newark, you’ll learn.”

  85. slorter says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Thanks for the reply Carlton! I think your reply of more value !

  86. @Hu Mi Yu

    I assume there’s some sort of joke in “Hu Mi Yu”. I thought it might be a play on “humor you” or something like that, but doesn’t quite work. Maybe a “whose on first” kind of thing? Or just “who me you” sounds funny? Like a lot of old folks, I’ve lost a step or two. I know more stuff, have figured a few things out, know more about the world, but am definitely not as quick.

    Someone should just explain it to us pre-Alzheimer’s types.

    • Replies: @Hu Mi Yu
  87. Mr. Weissberg, excellent article.

    Most folks–who’ve given the immigration issue any real honest thought–know this. But it’s great to see it stated clearly and cogently.

    I think the issues of character and behavior that you note are definitely the main ones. And the political issue with forcing blacks to work is another one. I also think that there is a *personal* political issue now involved in that many good-thinking white, having sacrilized blacks and their “struggle against racism” are just uncomfortable bossing them around.

    Hispanics–smaller and more compliant and without the legacy of slavery–allow rich goodthinking whites to have a servant class they can boss around, that is harder working, more compliant, more deferential, less scary and violent and … doesn’t disturb the goodthinker’s virtuometer. In fact, the goodthinker can pretend that by having a maid they are helping uplift the downtrodden, and being diverse and social conscious.

  88. jim jones says:

    Dealing with the Public is always stressful

  89. Every day Colin Flaherty documents Black criminality (mostly against Whites) that the (((media))) would seize upon if only the races were reversed:

    They don’t call them dindus for nothing.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  90. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The only real solution is to encourage more race mixing like in the UK where in 50 years there will be no younger Caribbean blacks left because several generations of mixing just leads to absorption.

    • Replies: @yeah
  91. TheJester says:

    In my experience, the Blacks who best succeed in corporate America (I also have decades of experience in IT) are Africans from Africa. They see opportunity and go for it and appear totally bereft of racial animosities. Afro-Americans, on the other hand, are trained by culture and tradition to see themselves immersed in oppression and exploitation. They want it all given to them as reparations for the injustices done to them.

    I once had an office discussion with a Black Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force (was he an affirmative action promotion?). He drew a diagram. He said, “Look, here is a pie. I’m Black and you are White. Here is my piece of the pie and here is yours.” Enough said … end of discussion. Wealth and status are accumulated by claiming ownership over pieces of pie based on race.

    This is a key difference in perspective. Afro-Americans tend to perceive that everything is “gifted” to Whites; that is, everyone is living on a kind of welfare and they are being shorted their fair share. The Theory of Pies governs everything. Hard work … any work … has nothing to do with it.

    I made this comment in a previous posting and was taken back by a commenter. He said he was Black, and, yes, as a young man thought that everything was “gifted” to Whites. However, he joined corporate America and discovered how hard one had to work for the gifts. His conclusion: It is still White people’s fault. Whites make success look too easy. We make it look like “gifting” by apparently hiding all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

    • Replies: @wrd9
    , @Gene Su
  92. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Yeah, but The Jeffersons was written by white folk, so you can chalk that up to raycism, albeit latent since they were liberal good-whites. Blackish is a. Black-folk show about Black folks, so it is Woke.

  93. @bomag

    Didn’t madam Speaker Pelosi assure us that each dollar of welfare generates $1.73 of economic activity.

  94. @ScarletNumber

    You’re not a Supreme Count Justice, so you’ll be forgiven for not discerning the penumbra that granted that right. It’s in the Good and Plenty clause of the Constitution… look it up.

  95. @Joe Wong

    Wow, I did nearly a year of training for my specialty, and now I learn I could have simply taken a pill. Vietnam really did suck the fun out of the US military.

    • Replies: @Hu Mi Yu
    , @Joe Wong
  96. Anonymous [AKA "Germania"] says:

    The lack of workers argument is a lie. We have a HUGE problem of lack of social cohesion which the socialist do gooders just make worse.
    With Digitalisierung (Robots) coming soon there will be more unemployment.
    I live in Germoney and we hear the same lies about ‘fehlende Fachkräfte’. Our crazy Führer and govt is now promoting the Globalisation of Humans / Workers.The govt (Merkel muss Weg!) claims that qualified workers are needed. I have a BA – UMASS Boston cum Laude, LLB and LLM (King’s College London) and am unemployed. I cannot even get a job as a receptionist. I am bilingual (half German half Welsh). Millions of graduates are unemployed in Europe.
    I worked on a Kartoffelroder / potato grubber and Germany forces unemployed people to work as harvesters.
    On the Jobseekers website Agentur für Arbeit – there are 2.5 million Jobseekers and 1 million advertised jobs…..including minijobs (not health insured). Germoney wants cleaners, dish washers and factory floor workers who earn less than the Social Welfare benefits when you have 4+ kids.
    The Muslims (on Hartz 4) with up to 10 children get thousands per month from tax-payers and a house.
    Plus there is white flight. So 140,000 highly qualified Germans leave Germoney every year.
    I worked as a dishwasher and paid for my degrees and now I am unemployed.
    50% of young Greeks are qualified and unemployed / Italy, Spain, Portugal same thing.
    With regard to black Americans, maybe we need to accept Global Apartheid? We have the same segregation in UK, Germoney, France, Italy etc. White and black or Muslim people do NOT share neighborhoods unless forced to by poverty.

    • Replies: @prusmc
  97. Hu Mi Yu says:

    Thanks for the support. This is difficult for me to discuss.

    ¨Although the suicide bombs could be timed to go off at a certain time unknown to the person who carries the bomb.¨

    They told us we should press the button if we were in trouble. The didn’t tell us there was a timer that would call in artillery fire even if we were not attacked.

    One other wrinkle. When they switched from using blacks to Californians they began selecting us with an IQ test. Those of us who scored in the top 25% were automatically selected for this program. No that is not a mistake. We were all white, and the ones who could not speak English were not selected. One sympathizer from inside explained that people of normal IQ were unable to find their way into the jungle after being drugged like this. The US Army took the best and the brightest of my generation of Californians and shot them in the back.

    Now they complain they can’t find natives who can code. That is probably true.

  98. Ed says:

    I recently drove to Rochester, NY from D.C. and back. I stopped at a Popeyes in Harrisonburg. The staff was almost entirely black except for a young while girl. The service was unremarkable which is good for a fast food restaurant. The casino I visited in upstate NY’s finger lake region was staffed mostly by whites and a few blacks. The one Asian I saw was at the craps table. He was covered in tattoos and spoke with no accent, clearly an American.

    It seems clear to me that areas that attract little in the way of immigrants seem to have little problem finding Americans to do the work.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  99. Hu Mi Yu says:
    @Joe Wong

    Paul is probably on a fishing expedition to facilitate the continuing coverup. The people involved are household names today. After my experience in the Army I was followed around for many years: harassed and threatened. I was also drugged with LSD and scopolamine. The latter is widely used by our military and intelligence spooks on potential witnesses. You might want to watch this video:

    According to my doctor this scary drug is routinely prescribed for motion sickness, but one insider cynically claimed that all it does is prevent you from remembering you were sick. Scopolamine does not just make you forget what happened while you were under its influence, you forget everything you thought about while you were on it. It is used for interrogation and debriefing. They talk you through everything that happened, and when the drug wears off you will no longer remember it. It can also be used to induce post hypnotic suggestions.

    For example you remember Goldwater´s 1964 presidential bid. At a tour of a military facility he was drugged and primed to say he would consider the use of nuclear weapons. When he repeated this on cue, the pre-printed signs and posters sprung up saying “in your heart you know he might.” Deep state in action.

    Time and nootropic drugs can reverse the effect. What happened while you were on the drug is gone permanently, but you eventually remember the things that were forgotten under interrogation.

  100. Miller says:

    @carlton meyer
    Good response!

    I’ve worked with plenty of black people who were hard working. When I travel I see plenty of black people who appear to be hard working and reasonably pleasant up and down the East Coast. Certainly the percentage of jerks doesn’t appear to be higher than among other ethnicities.

    One of the biggest tragedies of the history of blacks in America – the Civil Rights movement was followed closely by the de-industrialization of the country. There are precious few jobs in what used to be “working neighborhoods” that were within walking distance or a short bus ride from clusters of factories and supporting industries.

    If working age low skill whites can’t get a job, even a moderate amount of hiring bias is going to leave a lot of willing blacks unemployed or stranded in the ghetto many bus transfers from even an entry level job.

    I have to admit, the article does make a good case for aggressive recruiting out of the inner city, unemployment is usually 10-20% higher than in surrounding communities, ethnicity aside. It would be a heck of an opportunity and a great way to escape the vacuum of street hustle. Probably not much $ in it from the standpoint of anyone doing the finding.

    • Replies: @wrd9
  101. prusmc says:

    Just a question: where do the 140, 000 peopewho leave Germany go? Australia and the US do not want any White European immigrants.

  102. Hu Mi Yu says:
    @The Alarmist

    There were no pills; they put the drugs in our food. They caused amnesia and destroyed our coordination. I also lost my senses of smell and pitch.

    I have been told the average survival time of those in my specialty was three days. Obviously your specialty was different from mine.

  103. Hu Mi Yu says:

    I picked a mildly amusing pseudonym. Not relevant to what I am discussing.

    I admit my memory of the classic Abbott and Costello skit “Who´s on First” had something to do with it.

    I don’t want to practice medicine online, but there are things you can to do improve your memory. Be sure to exercise and take lots of B-vitamins. The brain needs exercise too; going back to school can help. Some of the available grey market nootropic drugs are useful, but you will have to find those for yourself. Stay away from Modafinil and amphetamine analogs.

    Be careful with your medications. The FDA has approved at least a hundred drugs that can cause brain damage, but not one to reverse it.

  104. Bubba says:

    Jesse Jackson admitted once that he used to spit in white customers’ food when he had a restaurant job. No thanks.

    You’re right and it still happens everyday at fast food restaurants. Just look at some black person’s Twitter and eventually you’ll see a video of it with all the ghetto rats laughing.

    The only fast food place I’ll visit is Chic-fil-A. The kids are friendly and for some strange reason they don’t hate white people.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  105. Miller says:

    That’s a great story and nothing but respect for Mr Robertson, but not really one to hold up too high for how things can be done.

    It only highlights how tough it can be just to take a GD bus to work and how underserved the poor parts of US cities are of basic needs like mass transportation! Is it even conceivable he would have walked over 10 miles to put in an application to get that job in the first place? On top of that I’ll bet a car note that factory receives so many applications they toss them in the circular file twice a week. We need more jobs in high density areas – like we used to have, that helped waves of immigrants assimilate into the middle class, but I do not believe they are ever coming back. Blacks were blatantly discriminated against back in the day, and now those types of jobs don’t exist. They are stuck in circumstances that led people to believe at the turn of the 20th century, the Irish were going to be a permanent degenerate underclass.

    Escape is possible but harder than it ever was for earlier unskilled immigrants.

    FWIW I have taken bus and used to bicycle 14 miles to and from a manufacturing job where I might work shifts as long as 16 hrs and be back in 8. It isn’t easy and I was a much younger man, again nothing but respect for people that get around the hard way.

  106. Mefobills says:

    We sharply cut immigration in the 1920′s and the result was the “Northern Migration” of Blacks to former immigrant jobs, which is how so many of those Blacks found their way over the Mason-Dixon line in the first place


    The immigration cut-off of 1926 was because so many Eastern European Jews were trying to Bolshevize the United States.

    The Northern Migration of Blacks was a different mechanism. The wars (WW1 and 2) depleted cities of industrial workers, especially places like Detroit.

    The only labor force available was southern blacks, who were purposefully imported. There were many sneaky mechanisms used to displace white ethnics from their enclaves. The “white flight” era then began.

    See Michael Jones, the slaughter of cities for history on black migration north:

    • Replies: @Thomas O. Meehan
  107. yeah says:

    “There is no constitutional right to welfare”.

    But a sacred right it sure has been proclaimed to be. Don’t you hear all those lofty speeches, those learned lectures, and all those heart-rending appeals?

    Now this might really have been said: “Into welfare I was born, and in welfare shall I expire, for ’tis a lifestyle I find agreeable and pleasing. More mouths to feed on welfare I do solemnly promise to produce, ceaselessly and year after year, for I am a Queen after all. More and more welfare and free stuff shall I always demand, and ever strive to acquire more and more of every free stuff. So stop your preaching, and spare me your silly action plans; just stuff my pockets, respect my demands, and leave me alone”.

  108. yeah says:

    Brilliant idea! I’ll use this spark of genius idea in my new pest exterminating business venture to breed ‘roaches with rats. Thank you.

  109. @Ed

    I stopped at a Popeyes in Harrisonburg.


    • Replies: @Ed
  110. @Bubba

    The only fast food place I’ll visit is Chic-fil-A. The kids are friendly and for some strange reason they don’t hate white people.

    While this is true, their food is lousy.

  111. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Suppose you are being “facetious”, quite known to anyone with experience or witness to Vietnam his post is garbage.

  112. KenH says:

    Most employers know that hiring blacks is a very high risk and very low reward proposition for some of the reasons cited in this article. There are exceptions as always but there exists a very large segment of the black population that is simply unemployable.

  113. Anonymous [AKA "boiboy"] says:

    As someone who works in the service industry I’ll say this: I’d much rather work with blacks (provided they have basic skills and are teachable) as opposed to Mexicans, Central Americans, and other Hispanics. I don’t care how hardworking they are – most of these latinos can’t speak a word of English. And because communication is such a huge part of the business I’m in, it gets irritating having to repeat simple things to these guys over and over again. Yes many of them are nice people, but like I said, without English they are more of an annoyance than anything else. Bring me a guy who can understand me from the get-go and we have a deal.

  114. We truly live in a multi-cultural nation. There is a gulf between the stereotypical urban black and the stereotypical honest employer of semi-skilled labor (and their customer base, if they be in the hospitality business) every bit as large as the gulf between an Afghan goatherd and that same employer, minus the potential of bad personal experience with same. We are in the position of sharing citizen status ONLY with a great mass of other Americans, and nothing else. Different habits, different aspirations, different language, different essential values.

    Is one set any better than the other? Watch which one prevails in the long run. The gentlemen will become brutes a long time before the brutes will become gentlemen. Lord help us, though we do not deserve it.

  115. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    An exception comes to mind. Chick-fil-A. Their outpost in Midtown Manhattan is, I am told, staffed by very friendly African American girls. I suspect they recruit through churches.

  116. “I can already hear the cries of do-gooders that these kids should be in college learning to code and not catering to rich white folk in Aspen.”

    Yep. This is the true reason. This article highlights yet another layer of liberal hypocrisy. Liberals love the idea of blacks, love championing their cause as victims of racism, but in reality, few have ever met one, fear blacks in real life and abhor the idea of having to live next door to one or employ one if it hits them in the pocketbook.

    It’s the same reason why we can’t have a real conversation about education. If we were smart we would reduce mandatory education to K-10, and make the last 2 years of high school vocational training for those who lack the aptitude or desire for college. At least let these kids learn some employable skills before they leave school, like cooking, welding, cleaning houses, dental hygienist, plumbing, auto-mechanics etc.

    But liberals would be up in arms at such a system because the majority of those channeled into vocational ed would be blacks and hispanics. They would rather see blacks dropout, unemployed than see them gainfully employed as laborers, hence the myriad welfare schemes to keep blacks trapped in poverty while they continue to decry racism, mostly perpetuated by liberals themselves with their paternalistic, implied blacks are intellectually inferior policies like welfare and affirmative action.

  117. Anyone who’s been to New Mexico can tell you how unpleasant most of their restaurant servers are, most of whom are Mexican in origin. Black servers are worse. I rarely come across one who is genuinely happy to serve you, not even for a good tip. Restaurants in Seattle recently started mandatory 20% service charge because a study came out saying people tip minority servers less. Perhaps it’s because most of them give rude service. But no liberal would ever acknowledge that nugget of truth. Needless to say I stopped eating at those restaurants(all those by Tom Douglas).

    Our local fast food places used to employ cheerful white teenage girls as cashiers. These days they’ve all been replaced by rude Mexicans and Muslims. That’s when I stopped going to fast food places. Starbucks says they’re hiring 10,000 Muslim refugees, despite the fact that many came in with high instances of TB. It’s why I stopped going to Starbucks. Only big businesses can afford to be PC, small businesses can’t when it hits them in the pocketbook.

  118. They will work, if you show them a job. The world is shorthanded and they know it.

    I speak from experience….

  119. Joe Wong says:
    @The Alarmist

    All soldiers need to be motivated to do something they will never do in their lifetime. The Vietnam war was so wicked that even US’ cradle to grave brain washing of patriotism could not motivate the US soldiers to follow orders, so the US government had to drug its soldiers to carry out orders.

    Of course there is always exceptions, those bloodthirsty psychopaths, mentally disturbed, wicked misfits, etc. do enjoy those gruesome deeds and do it voluntarily.

    A platoon of Canadian soldiers were bombed to death by an US F-16 during a training exercise in Afghanistan despite the F-16 pilot was told it was a friendly exercise because he was high on drug as the US investigation reported.

    The defeat of the Vietnam War did put the American back to sanity for a while, unfortunately the effect was worn off by the G W Bush time. G W Bush and the warmongers celebrated that the US finally kicked the Vietnam War bucket when they successfully waged reckless war against Iraq. Indeed the American has been on the bombing, killing and waterboarding path like the old days ever since.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  120. @Wally

    IQ is inversely correlated with testosterone. The higher the testosterone level, the lower the IQ, hence the term “dumb jock”. As a group Blacks have the highest level of testosterone, hence the proportional level of IQ. Of course there are always individual exceptions. Sadly in the case of blacks, the smart kids are vastly outnumbered and often get picked on so badly they languish in school.

    If we were smart and courageous as a society we’d channel all the kids flunking Algebra I into vocational school by 11th grade, save the taxpayers billions in college loans for useless degrees and criminal justice cost down the road.

  121. For eight years during the 1990-2000’s, I was charged with overseeing all halfway house employment for the State of New Jersey. Inmates had to work or attend school of one kind or another. Inmates readily found work in both landscaping and warehousing. By the time I transferred out, landscaping and warehousing were almost impossible for these overwhelmingly black inmates to get. Central Americans living in groups and organized by shadowy labor providers edged them out of a whole industry.

    That said, according to employers, my inmates tended to make poor workers with defective skills and work habits. They were best described as undependable, transitory workers. So many quit unexpectly or were sent back to prison that one would have to be a saint or a fool to hire them. Indeed there were employers who continued to “give these guys a chance” in the face of all the dysfunction. Eventually they just gave up.

    So we are importing a whole new underclass to compensate for the utter uselessness of our resident underclass. What could possibly go wrong?

    Also, I lived in Princeton NJ during the crack epidemic. The great and the good of the town hired black maids and had done so for time out of mind. Suddenly, they were all let go when their feral offspring took to burgling their mama’s employers. The solution, hire more pliant Guatemalan maids of course.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  122. @Mefobills

    The Singer Sewing Machine Company of Elizabeth imported blacks north during WWI to compensate for all the white males draftees. Every year most blacks fled back to avoid the harsh winters, but some stayed. Eventually this created a permananet black population in a place where few blacks lived before.

    It all ended in tears of course.

  123. @Chu

    “…and bus them to better schools…,” where they can rob,sexually assault and beat the living sh$t out of a much better,and more compliant,class of victims.

  124. @Thomas O. Meehan

    In Africa,of course,black males often while away the hours doing no work at all. Some of these males,like Isaac Newton,sit under trees trying to understand gravity and inventing calculus. But most,sadly,get drunk,dance,get high,sleep,go to hoes,make jenkem,etc. The women do all the work.
    It is hard to override that programming. Black males should be the responsibility of the black woman. But many are taken care of by women now and it hasn’t stopped their criminal tendencies.
    We got a problem.

  125. @Joe Wong

    Well I read the wiki on that incident and I see two mistakes you made: 1) The pilots were not told of friendly exercises in the area. 2) They were drugged,with amphetamines,not to make them blood thirsty,just to keep them alert. The pilot claims the drugs actually made them less alert. They weren’t trying to get high.The pills were issued on orders from the military.

    • Replies: @Hu Mi Yu
  126. @Joe Wong

    Fascinating article. Thanks for the link.

  127. Sayless says:

    I’ve also found a dead cockroach neatly stashed underneath the food on my plate, so it isn’t just something I read about.

    Talking about eating there, not hiring.

    Then there are the kids in Queens who put mucus in a cop’s hamburger.

    It really is a black-revenge behavior.

    • Replies: @Truth
  128. I know the ground on this one.: the world is short handed.

    I have know and worked as equals with Blacks, and they are not trash, and will work and learn. My wife is personnel, back in the day, in Jersey City. The problem was not finding good people, but rather, their personal lives were in such disarray that it was hard to find them when needed.

    Most work is done at a level many can do it. Why not work with people, OJT, and find the good ones. Once you do that, you will get plenty of good people show to enjoy the opportunity, people that you might not know are there.

    I used to have jury duty in Elizabeth, NJ, and a lot of the locals were very quick, very able, and very Black.

  129. Truth says:

    It really is a black-revenge behavior.

    …Then I wouldn’t be vacationing in Italy either…

  130. Hu Mi Yu says:
    @Father O'Hara

    2) They were drugged,with amphetamines,not to make them blood thirsty,just to keep them alert. The pilot claims the drugs actually made them less alert. They weren’t trying to get high.The pills were issued on orders from the military.

    Amphetamines are popular with the military and intelligence agencies. They do make you more alert, for a while. Other effects include overconfidence, loss of empathy, and paranoia. Does that remind you of typical military/intelligence behavior? It should.

    If they took the pills on orders, that makes it worse IMO. Informed consent and the right to refuse drugs are basic human rights.

  131. Gene Su says:

    In my experience, the Blacks who best succeed in corporate America (I also have decades of experience in IT) are Africans from Africa. They see opportunity and go for it and appear totally bereft of racial animosities. Afro-Americans, on the other hand, are trained by culture and tradition to see themselves immersed in oppression and exploitation. They want it all given to them as reparations for the injustices done to them.

    This coincides with my observations and experiences. Black foreigners are far more disciplined and industrious then the native born. I have previously posted that I once worked in an audio visual studio located in the college doing menial work that college kids could easily do. There was a black technician (not a student, full time worker) who would never show up on time, never show up for work, and never do what he was instructed to do. He got fired. He then sued the boss for racism. The boss tried to counter this by stating that he himself was … get this … black. However, because he was a black African Jamaican and not of the native born, he was not exempt from the racism smear and had to fork over a few thousand dollars.

  132. MBlanc46 says:
    @Pat Kittle

    The curious thing about Colin Flaherty’s work is that much of the video that he uses comes from local television news broadcasts. They’re not exactly ignoring it. As CF says, they just don’t see the patterns. And they indulge in “denial, deceit, and delusion”.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  133. @MBlanc46

    The (((media))) actually do “see the patterns” of Black criminality.

    (((Their job))) is prevent others from seeing those patterns.

    Colin Flaherty doubtlessly understands this, but won’t touch the JQ.

  134. Anonymous [AKA "Bill Melenkoff"] says:

    I recently read an article saying that a lot of big companies post fake jobs for a number of reasons so some of the jobs you are applying for simply don’t exist. As for your job search, I would recommend tailoring the resume for the particular job, dress well but don’t go over the top when called for an interview, and have some hobbies that younger people do (like athletic oriented ones) and tell the interviewers about them on an interview. If you have a young attitude, I don’t think many people will turn you down, it’s the “old man” attitude that turns a lot of younger people from hiring you. I will define an old man attitude, resistance to change, not being open to new ideas, not being up on the newer technologies, constantly talking about how much better it was in the past etc. Here is a link to why fake jobs are posted by companies.

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