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These are unusual political times but especially bizarre is the treatment of Donald Trump in many of today’s “conservative” magazines. I have not read them all, but of the three I do follow—The National Review, The Weekly Standard and Commentary, the treatment of The Donald can only be described as totally one-sided, sky-is-falling hysterical. Not the slightest semblance of balance, not even a tiny “horrible but the best we can do.” Everything is just pure, unadulterated vitriol.

Hating Trump per se is not the issue here (disclosure: I support Trump); the point is the ubiquity of the two-minute hate, and if each of these countless rants were an autonomous event, the odds of this uniformity occurring naturally must exceed a billion to one. Clearly, more is involved than just unmitigated aversion.

My understanding of this remarkable consistency is that the majority of today’s conservative pundits, whether pontificating for magazines, syndicated columns or conducting think tank research, are the modern equivalents of 18th century intellectuals whose livelihood depended on aristocratic patronage. These were the folk invited for after-dinner coffee to spice up conversations or whose witty gossipy chit-chat amused rich ladies at elegant salons. And, of the utmost importance, like their earlier clever and erudite predecessors, today’s intellectual entertainers know their place. To be a little cruel, they are “the help.”

What drives this arrangement is the power of a relatively handful of generous donors whose kindness permits Conservative Inc. to survive. Yes, Conservative Inc. does charge subscription fees, garners tax-deductable contributions from black tie dinners and even over-charges for meals-with-the-pundits Alaskan cruises but those informed of such matters tell me that behind every Right Wing enterprise stand a tiny handful of wealthy patrons (just observe the skimpy advertising in all conservative magazines to see the role of subsidies). And given that such donors are intensely courted elsewhere, keeping them happy is always the first order of business. This means never, never doing anything that would make them ashamed of their generosity. Imagine the reaction of a wealthy benefactor who encountered the Reverend Al Sharpton and a dozen raucous foul-mouthed middle-school students shouting “No Justice, No Peace” outside the Harvard Club to protest a conference he had sponsored? A few more of such discomforting incidents might mean taking his largess elsewhere.

The enforcement of ideological “no-go” zones in Conservative Inc. is generally well-hidden. The parallel are the “invisible fences” that keep Fido from running off—the cable is buried but the tip-off is a tiny devise attached to his collar and seeing Fido occasionally screech to a halt for no apparent reason. A man associated with a prominent conservative think tank once told me that a certain staff member in his shop was known as “the enforcer” for keeping fellow writers on the straight and narrow.

A particularly devious strategy to escape taboos is energetic dullness. Here discussions and publications are free of anything that might be “controversial” and thus serve as a guaranteed cure for insomnia. The Darwinian parallel is a fish that tastes so disgusting that all potential predators avoid it. So, rather than a conservative organization considering, say, the link between unchecked immigration and the growing US underclass, the topic will instead be the riveting, “Thomas Aquinas and the Medieval Concept of Moral Authority.” Hard to imagine the Southern Anti-Poverty Law Center getting upset let alone inserting a spy to “out” conference attendees. (One tip-off to the dullness strategy is the ratio of the half comatose state of those at conference panels versus noisy conference attendees at the hotel bar.)

More common, however, is sanitizing everything so as not to receive unwanted attention or, horror of horrors, cause a public embarrassment for major donors. Recall the old joke about how nudists dance—very carefully. I recall one event that focused on the travails of contemporary Detroit and how to fix the mess. Everybody in the room—maybe 200 or so—surely knew that Detroit was largely populated with lower class blacks prone to crime, violence, a reluctance to pay taxes and otherwise not behave in ways permitting Detroit to return to its pre-1960s glory days when the city was 90% white. Nevertheless, every attendee also sensed the invisible fence and thus politely ignored the source of Detroit’s problem—its residents. This delicate charade concluded when the speakers announced that Detroit could be resurrected by investing in infrastructure and importing foreign-born entrepreneurs. Tellingly, even in the Q and A, the race issue escaped notice.

I follow education policy and in the dozens of conservative conferences on this subject I have attended it is obvious that participants know the invisible fence boundaries. Want to help struggling kids in ghetto schools? I guarantee that the proffered suggestions will include vouchers and charter schools, de-certifying unions, holding school administrators accountable, cash bonuses for high-performing teachers, eliminating progressive pedagogy, restoring local control and for those inclined toward social engineering, “fixing” the supposedly dysfunctional black family. That none of these alluring interventions work as advertised is irrelevant—it’s totally cost-free to ignoring decades of contradictory research provided the “solution” is inoffensive. Absolutely unspeakable is the pointlessness of it all: that these kids and their parents don’t want a decent education, lack the necessary personal self-control and are incapable of learning much beyond the basics due to their low IQ’s.

In effect, much of the Right offers in the war of ideas is threadbare stuff. If I had a nickel for every time I heard lunchtime speaker at some fancy venue insist that the solution to African poverty was vigorous free-market competition, I would have at least $5.00.

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I first became aware of this please-the-donor enterprise when I noticed the paucity of academics like myself at conservative sponsored events. I finally figured it out—professors are not big donors (most probably give nothing) and thus “have nothing to say.” Worse, we are inclined to pick apart high-sounding but weak arguments, not exactly a welcome activity when somebody is paying thousands for a fine chicken lunch at the elegant University Club. This is a literal marketplace of idea—those who can pay get to choose the ideas and better not annoy those who pick up the tab.

This is not to condemn as wrong what is produced by those dependent on donor generosity (disclaimer: I eat the chicken but don’t drink the Kool Aid). Rather, the rules of engagement make it difficult to defeat the Left. The parallel might be Galileo trying to satisfy Pope Paul V. What, for example, is a “domesticated” conservative to say when his university-based enemy insists that welcoming millions of Middle East Arabs and refugees from sub-Sahara Africa poses no problem since all can be integrated into a modern economy thanks to free community colleges? How does one respond to the oft-make claim that affirmative action has intellectually strengthened American higher education? It’s no wonder that the Left goes from victory to victory while the Right seems paralyzed.

Sadly, those conservatives who speak honestly about contemporary issues are few in numbers and spread thin. Despite flourishing on the Internet they are marginal to the public debate. Maybe we should return to the earlier era when the public debate included wealthy folk, “a gentleman from the country” as they were often called, who didn’t have to sing for their supper. It is no accident that Donald Trump buys his own Big Mac’s and fries.

 
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  1. Romanian says:

    A very entertaining and well written article.

    • Agree: tbraton, Ace
  2. Immigrant from former USSR [AKA "Florida Resident"] says:
    @Romanian

    Yes, and one expects very wise and reasonable words from Professor Weissberg.

  3. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    In other news:

    The Alt Right=A Return to Feudalism!!!!!

    Death to the Ancien Regime!!!!

    I am now the official opposition to the Alt Right….

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  4. Dr. X says:

    “[C]onservatives who speak honestly about contemporary issues are few in numbers and spread thin.”

    Conservatives who speak honestly will be purged from any job in the academy or journalism with a ruthlessness almost equal to that under Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and if they are lucky, they will thereafter get jobs as truck drivers.

    True story: several years ago, Ph.D. in hand, I managed to get a job teaching at a community college. (I was overqualified; as it turned out, the female Vice-President for Academic Affairs who hired me — and later fired me — had no Ph.D. But she was the “first woman” to hold her position…!)

    I worked there as an adjunct, making a 120-mile round trip commute, before I got the full-time position. A semester after I was hired, I was put on a committee to hire a full-time professor of African-American History, to replace the lone black in the department. (All the committee members were white).

    The Dean was pushing for us to hire a black kid who had not yet completed his Master’s. As we looked at his undergraduate transcript, we saw that he had failed out of, or withdrawn from, eleven undergraduate courses and had transferred from a highly selective institution to an “open admissions” institution before entering a Master’s program. There was a highly qualified, liberal white woman with a Ph.D. who wanted the job, but they refused to interview her.

    I objected to the Dean’s preferred candidate, pointing out the obvious flaws in his academic history, and insisted that we get someone with a Ph.D. The senior members of the department agreed — but they were tenured, and I was not. Big mistake.

    I got canned within six months on flimsy, contrived charges, after they found out they had mistakenly hired a conservative who wasn’t going to go along with “the program.”

    As for the black hire, they couldn’t find an American black qualified to do the job, so they hired a Nigerian who could barely speak English, missed classes, couldn’t lecture coherently, didn’t grade exams or show up for office hours, etc. His performance reviews were so bad that they wanted to fire him, but they couldn’t bring themselves to do it, so they issued a recommendation of “no recommendation” on this retention report and kicked it upstairs — where the academic Veep rehired him anyway just to keep the “diversity” quota up.

    He got tenure; I’ve never made more than minimum wage since.

  5. The Z Blog says: • Website

    I’ve written on this topic here and here and other times and places.

    My addition here is that what we call conservatism was never built to beat Progressives on culture issues. Even economic fights were going to be ceded to the Left. The Buckley Right was always about fighting communism at home and specifically abroad. The good conservative was always willing to trade away everything for the ability to confront the Soviets and root out commies at home.

    Once the Cold War ended, Buckley Conservatism was suddenly stripped of a reason to exist. That’s why they tried so hard to make the Muslims the new Nazis. Forever war with the Muslims meant keeping the rest of the conservative apparatus in place, while building out a whole new set of “principles” for fighting the muzzies.

    The fact is the American Left no longer has an intellectual foundation. It is collapsing into a circus of deranged fads like trannies in the bathroom. The Right is left without a dance partner and is being sucked down the drain with the Left.

  6. Rehmat says:

    Professor Robert Weissberg who along with John Derbyshire, was fired by ‘The National Review’ in 2012, and condemned by Israeli Hasbara media ‘The Weekly Standard’ and ‘Commentary’ for his outspoken racist views on ‘Jewishness’ and ‘Blacks’.

    White supremacist Dr. Kevin McDonald called Weissberg, “a unique Jew’ for agree with McDonald’s own hatred toward Jews, Blacks and Muslims.

    If Weissberg really support Donald Trump as next US president – I must say he is one of very small minority of Zionist Jews who know that Donald Trump is “Judas Goat”.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/03/07/donald-trump-a-judas-goat/

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  7. Hey, Weissberg: I’m going to have a go at you, OK?
    The problem with Detroit is it’s(poor black) residents ? Really, JUST THEM ?
    How able this glorious generalisation:
    “that these kids and their parents don’t want a decent education, lack the necessary personal self-control and are incapable of learning much beyond the basics due to their low IQ’s.” ???
    Sure, sport, sure there are lots like that…but you REALLY THINK all poor parent give not a Shit about their kids ?
    Oh, yes…the BLACKS ! THE BLACKS…THE BLOODY BLACKS….
    Face up to it, all your CULTURAL shenanigans (whether left or right) means NOTHING to the ETHEREAL ENTITIES that fund your conservative “magazines”…
    They are neoliberals, ALL they care about is POWER.
    BLACK–WHITE–YELLOW ??
    Whatever…. what’s
    exploitable ? Colour ? Warm blood !!

  8. @Dr. X

    I hope you are a White Nationalist, because nothing else can stop such nonsense.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  9. rg the lg says:

    Ok. It is true enough.
    Gotta pay the piper to be paid.
    Alas, what is true on the right is true on the left. And, of course for the unwashed middle. There is a narrow band of oppositional thinking that can be tolerated. Deviate from the standard view too much and minimum wage (or unemployment) is the result.
    So much for civilized discourse.
    For an example of progress see Moon Of Alabama. The pictures are priceless … and work for academia as well as for the military.

  10. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:
    @The Z Blog

    Z Blog

    Cold War Era Conservatism was the cancer that ruined Native Born White America. The Cold War Era Anti-Russian-Commie Crusade was the direct road to election of the homosexual narcissistic Kenyan Foreigner POTUS who now threatens Conservative Orthodox Christian Russia with thermonuclear burn mass extermination on any given day.

    Bill Kauffman made a very similar point on PBS on Ben Wattenburg’s show a few years where he laced into the legacy William F Buckley’s Cold War “Conservatism”.

    The Paleocons aren’t much better. They are a bunch of girly boys who worshipped the thug Diem Ngo because he was an anti-commie conservative Catholic…he ruled with an repressive iron first. Diem is their JFK type pinup boy-poster boy.

    It is now time to rethink the Cold War…for it was a social,cultural, and demographic cancer on Native Born White American Society.

    It is one minute before midnight, and former draft-dodging Reagan Youth Peter Brimelow fantasizes how the Vietnam War could have been won if the US Military had dropped by an order of magnitude more agent orange on Vietnam.

    • Replies: @Ace
  11. HBD Guy says:

    The Republican establishment does not like Trump because he is not a Neo-Con like Cheney and Max Boot…….

  12. @War for Blair Mountain

    No, you are the official cuckholded, lickspittle mascot of the Republican party. You don’t like Donald Trump because he put that Irish bootlicker Megyn Kelly in her place.

  13. Dr. X says:
    @Dr. Krieger

    I hope you are a White Nationalist, because nothing else can stop such nonsense.

    One hundred and ten percent, pal.

    • Replies: @Boris
  14. Thank you, Professor Weissberg. Your excellent article is a great gust of fresh air.

  15. Boris says:

    Nevertheless, every attendee also sensed the invisible fence and thus politely ignored the source of Detroit’s problem—its residents.

    The reason that a lot of mainstream conservatives are anti-Trump is because some, unlike you, are not actually racists. Yes, even the ones who are not racists courted the racists with dogwhistles and arguments for “states rights,” and it is sort of glorious to see the huge bigoted masses of the Republican party come back to bite them.

    But the main opposition to Trump comes from people who are genuinely worried that he will do irreparable damage to the GOP. The country is becoming less racist, so overt appeals to racism that are unlikely to win now, only become more unlikely to win in the future. And embracing racism is not something you can walk back. People remember that.

    • Replies: @Mark2
    , @David In TN
    , @Ace
  16. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle of Blair Mountain"] says:
    @Stonehands

    Stonehands

    I didn’t realize the degree to which you are a pinhead encephallatic who mentally exists in the highly rigid binary universe of Repubican-Demoraatic..Republican-Democratic….

    Reasons not to like Trump:

    1)AIPAC

    2)Chris Christie

    3)Rudie Giuliani

    4)Henry Kissinger

    5)Trump’s enthusiasm for a continued US Military occupation of Syria against the will of the sovereign government Syrian Goverment

    6)Trump’s weak bleats of “opposition” to transgendered perverts in the little girls bathrooms in North Carolina

    7)Trump’s enthusiasm for Asian Legal Immigration

    8)Trump’s retreat on a temporary ban on Muslim legal immigrants to a very much downgraded “it was only a suggestion” after meeting with traitor Paul Ryan

    9)Trump threatening to shoot down Russian Fighter Jets

    10)Trump’s very big lie that he will “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!!”…how exactly will Trump do this?..Answer:pave over the Natural Beauty and Natural Amenities of America to create high paying middle class jobs for the rapidly expanding Hispanic “American”…Asian “American”….African from Africa “American”…and lets not forget everyone’s all time favorite:Muslim “Americans”…and the Native Born White American Youth who have to compete with all of these new “Americans” for Living and Breeding Space on US soil…

    Trump is a narcissist and a liar…and quite possibly a War Criminal waiting in the wings..

    • Agree: Stephen R. Diamond
    • Replies: @Stonehands
  17. Boris says:

    Rather, the rules of engagement make it difficult to defeat the Left.

    Racists already lost to the left, badly. They’ll lose again too.

    • Replies: @Salger
    , @Harry Heller
  18. “But the main opposition to Trump comes from people who are genuinely worried that he will do irreparable damage to the GOP. The country is becoming less racist…”

    Pure unadulterated hatred, bigotry and racism against white people at these anti-Trump rallies.
    The Republican party has already destroyed itself over the last 20 years with its cowardly capitulation to the senselessly, idiotic, violent left. Stop your hand-wringing and grow a sack.

  19. It is also interesting that the reason often given is that Trump is not “conservative” enough. Like Bob Dole. BOB FREAKING DOLE. It is fun to watch, though. Have you ever seen George Will’s panties in such a wad?! Hopeful for a Trump victory if only to see these rags wither away.

  20. Republican Intellectual is another fine oxymoron ….

  21. Boris says:
    @Dr. X

    If a white nationalist can’t keep a job teaching America’s youth, then I have to say…The system works!

  22. @Rehmat

    According to your link, Henry Makow and Alex Jones make these spurious allegations. A link from that link, reveals that Donald Trump is a judas goat who will successfully expose 9/11 as a Jewish conspiracy -and to ultimately promote anti-semetism…which will result in Eretz Yisrael.
    Quit torturing logic, Rehmat.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  23. Mark2 says:
    @Boris

    Do you leftist neckbeards have nothing better to do than troll this place?

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  24. joe webb says:

    no jew donors, no jews, nobody here but us chickens. Joe Webb

  25. countenance says: • Website

    The outsize role of a small coterie of very wealthy donors in determining how conventional conservatism (and liberalism) manifests itself in terms of the think tanks and idea formation, which is directly upstream from conventional politics, is a very underappreciated choke point.

  26. @Dr. X

    Dear Dr. X:

    Your tale is a bit extreme but it rings absolutely true. I served on various recruitment committees and these were exercises in self-humiliation. We had to recommend job candidates at a major research university that would not qualify for grade school classroom assistants. Down deep, nobody cared and most remarkably, the job candidate most likely believed that he or she was really qualified. Everything was surrealistic.

    I doubt whether today’s academy will ever recover from the push for diversity. We are destroying the social sciences and humanities to keep the racial peace. I suspect that in the long run we would be better off to bite the bullet and have riots.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  27. I’ve always thought that the term “pseudo-intellectual” was tailor-made to describe George Will. His needling little columns have been irritating me ever since I was teenager, full as they are of recherche factoids aping the mien of deep knowledge and goal-seeked conclusions substituting for brilliant leaps of insight. Although he has revealed himself to be predominantly a scribbling whore of the donor class, I do believe that there is actually some narrow region of the ideological phase-space legitimately occupied by Will, Kristol, and their ilk—I just can’t figure out what would drive anybody to live there. Their whole concept of conservatism is so ironical, so self-negating, so Hegelian, so Straussian, so rarefied, so pointless, so beyond the ken of ordinary people, that it belongs in an anthology of intellectual oddities. They preach to a bizarre choir of six dozen highly warped individuals and then wonder why the masses aren’t clamoring to die on their barricades.

    The problem is, they were always that way; yet they enjoyed decades of intellectual respectability before that fact became generally apparent. This means that the ideological slogans, motivating tropes, and rallying marching songs of Movement Conservatism have always been infected with a deep madness, the insalubrious consequences of which are now fully evident and frequently lamented. It is hard to say what exactly could be more useless than this so-called conservatism, which has not only capitulated entirely to the Leftist barbarians but also endowed them with a greater panoply of arguments, excuses, and rationalizations than any they could have manufactured on their own. The actual effect of this “Right” has been to function as the Left’s apostles to Middle America—to make Leftist ideas palatable to normal people who otherwise would have shunned or ignored them. It is a legacy of abuse, deception, and hypocritical nonsense culminating in treason and murder. They should all be shot, but silencing them is an acceptable expedient.

  28. Dr. X says:
    @Mark2

    I have no problem with “trolls.” Trolling is part of free speech, and I’m for it.

    Left wing trolls reveal what they really think: academic freedom exists for LaRaza, black activists, feminists — and no one else. Job qualifications are irrelevant for Lefties, and are used as excuses to deny hiring conservatives. Due process exists for the benefit of the Left, and is denied to the Right. Constitutional rights apply to Left-wing activists and black criminals, not to whites. Elections are good if their candidates get elected; voter suppression is necessary if their enemies win. Lobbying is is OK if unions do it; bad if the NRA does.

    Let ’em troll away. They’ll reveal who they really are.

    • Replies: @Mark2
    , @Boris
  29. Rehmat says:
    @Stonehands

    Stop licking your filthy Zionist butts by insulting one of your Zionist Jewish brother Henry Makow, PhD, who happened to live in an illegal Kibbutz in Israel as a young Jewish boy from Canada.

    Alex Jones is also a ‘Judas Goat’. His wife is from the ‘Chosen Tribes’.

    Henry Makow has long shed his Zionist filthy robe and has become a sort of human-rights activists even for non-Jews. That’s why he is hated by Jewish lobby groups and Jewish feminists.

    I became reader of Henry’s blog in 2004 when he wrote about Organized Jewry’s favorite Canadian ‘Muslim reformer’ Irshad Manji – a lesbian and pro-Israel woman from Uganda.

    http://www.henrymakow.com/000642.html

  30. Mark2 says:
    @Dr. X

    I once held a similar opinion, but to be honest, I’m far beyond the point where I have any interest in debating or even hearing them; I just want to crush them. They never argue in good faith, nor do they contribute anything beyond, as you say, revealing what hypocritical twits they are. They’ve been censoring us for as long as they’ve had the power. I’m frankly inclined to let them enjoy a taste of their own medicine.

    • Replies: @Boris
  31. JackOH says:
    @Dr. X

    Thanks, Dr. X. People unfamiliar with the American academy may wonder how dishonest practices can exist in an institution that presumably aspires to higher values.

    Think North Korea’s universities. Think Nazi-era German universities, Soviet-era Russian universities. The antebellum American South had higher education. Universities cave to the Zeitgeist and the money piper. I’m not sure that’s all wrong, but the administrators who play solely to the money are definitely wrong.

    There’s education going on at our universities, to be sure, but there’s also ideological indoctrination, irregular hiring practices, slander and libel, plagiarism that goes unremarked, kowtowing to corporate interests and special-pleading constituencies that are installed as trustees, etc.

    The professors at my local state university are often treated as foam rubber bowling pins to be knocked about as needed to satisfy some perceived institutional imperative.

    Sorry about your situation, Dr. X, but it comes as no surprise to me. I’m not sure anything can be done.

  32. @War for Blair Mountain

    Trump:
    ” Let the Russians fight Islamic State in Syria”

    ….. Who exactly are you FOR?

    Trump has single-handedly slain the homo press.

    Some of your previous posts make sense, and l agree with some of them.

    But, as l have stated before, white women in particular, are uninterested in reproduction.

    The combination of women’s voting rights and the Pill- have begotten a nation of self-indulgent
    misandrists. The nation does not replenish it’s own numbers needed to fulfill monetary promises made. Add on top of this 60 million abortions.

    What we have here is the abandonment by men, of there place as spiritual heads of the household.
    This is not within Trumps or any politicians bailiwick to address.

    The Bible is a history book that chronicles what happens to societies that transgress God’s will.
    Those that fail to appreciate that God is in charge, and continue to ignore His conditions are doomed to folly.

    • Agree: Talha
    • Replies: @Talha
  33. Not to make this an anti-Will blog , but he and Beck and Kristol and Jay Cost and Kevin Williamson and Levin deserve extra derision. O’Reilly is an idiot, but did you see Will literally shaking when arguing about Reagan with Bill. What an effeminate bowtie-wearing baseball-over-intellectualizing girly man. Bravo for Rush, Hannity, and Savage for going against the grain.

  34. Boris says:
    @Dr. X

    Job qualifications are irrelevant for Lefties, and are used as excuses to deny hiring conservatives.

    A whole lot more “lefties” are denied tenure than “righties”, so your claim is obviously untrue. Too many blatant racists on the left do get hired, but that doesn’t mean that white nationalists should get jobs. Neither of you should.

    Constitutional rights apply to Left-wing activists and black criminals, not to whites.

    This is pretty delusional.

  35. Svigor says:

    These are unusual political times but especially bizarre is the treatment of Donald Trump in many of today’s “conservative” magazines. I have not read them all, but of the three I do follow—The National Review, The Weekly Standard and Commentary, the treatment of The Donald can only be described as totally one-sided, sky-is-falling hysterical. Not the slightest semblance of balance, not even a tiny “horrible but the best we can do.” Everything is just pure, unadulterated vitriol.

    What’s really telling when listening to these Uncle Toms is to keep in mind how they’ve treated Hussein Obama.

    They’re such whores, they don’t seem to understand that Hussein (or Hillary) form the natural limits on how much hatred they can spew at Trump. Or maybe they’re just too stupid to understand.

    My understanding of this remarkable consistency is that the majority of today’s conservative pundits, whether pontificating for magazines, syndicated columns or conducting think tank research, are the modern equivalents of 18th century intellectuals whose livelihood depended on aristocratic patronage.

    I think “whores” make a better analogy. They’re whores, and the liberal media is their pimp.

  36. Talha says:
    @Stonehands

    Solid post, Stonehands…just one qualification…

    white women in particular, are uninterested in reproduction

    I am sure that you meant this in general, not absolute, terms. In my life experience, I have seen white women (quite conservative in their outlook) who are interested in reproduction, willing to hook up with a man who is not white if he is up to fulfilling the role of husband and father instead of waiting around for a white male that fits the bill since many of them have (in your words) abandoned the household.

    Those that fail to appreciate that God is in charge, and continue to ignore His conditions are doomed to folly.

    Again, solid. “…and God is free of need, while you are the destitute. And if you turn away, He will replace you with another people; then they will not be the likes of you…” 47:38

    May God honor and preserve you and your progeny.

    • Replies: @mtn cur
  37. Boris says:
    @Mark2

    Just how are you going to “crush” us? Whiny questions about why we post here? I doubt you’ve been censored in any real way, but some kind of restraint on your speech would probably do wonders for your reputation.

    • Replies: @imnobody00
  38. @The Z Blog

    Somehow people started saying left when they meant Democrat and right when they meant Republican. If this confusion is your habit of mind you will never know your left from your right. The legacy parties have no ideology. They are in it for the money.

    • Agree: edNels, Talha
  39. Dr. X says:
    @Robert Weissberg

    We are destroying the social sciences and humanities to keep the racial peace.

    The problem, Bob, is that we’re not getting “racial peace.” To the contrary, race relations are getting worse. They have certainly gotten worse under the “first black president” — an affirmative action guy his entire life.

    And it’s not just social sciences and humanities that are getting destroyed. It’s the “hard” sciences, too. Econometrics is the least normative and most objective methodology for providing quantitative data in the social sciences. But God forbid if anyone should ever run a regression inferring that race is the dominant variable predicting crime, poverty, low SAT scores, etc. Beyond that, natural scientists are afraid to formulate hypotheses contrary to the politically-driven global warming theory. And how, exactly, does homosexuality fit into Darwin’s discussion of evolution and sex selection? It doesn’t. I’d say the academy at large has been corrupted, not just the social sciences.

    I grew up during the Cold War; I still can’t get over how Sovietized this country, and the academy in particular, has become in my lifetime.

    • Replies: @Boris
    , @Anonymous
  40. Art says:

    Hillary is a basket case – 2016 is for Trump to lose. And it looks like that is what he wants.

    His attack on the NM Republican governor is self-defeating.

    He is giving off the impression that he is not a big enough man to be president. In this matter, he is weak, a puppet on a string that anyone can pull.

    Clearly right now, his first priority is HIM – not “America First.” He is willing to jeopardize the chance to make “America First” over any small slight. In the face of becoming the most powerful man on the planet, he chooses to hurt his chances by answering petty slights.

    All the Democrats have to do, is have 50 people personally attack him over and over – never stopping. He will look a fool trying to respond to them all.

    It is getting harder and harder to support him.

    This is not little Donny Trump – daddy’s favorite – against the world. This is about representing 300 million people – who are still the hope of the world.

    He definitely needs to grow up and change.

    Art

  41. @Boris

    People reading this.

    You can see a leftard in action. No argument, only shaming language which is complete projection. They don’t want to win the argument by logic but by using cheap emotional tricks and ad hominem attacks.

    Whiny…as if the Left wasn’t a bunch of whiny people…Left philosophy in a nutshell:

    Leftard: “me being a failure and a loser is because of you…you are racist, sexist, homophobic…you oppress me…if you didn’t oppress me I would not be the sad excuse for a human being I am…It’s not my fault…You are so mean… Daddy State please defend me from those meanies…because I cannot do it alone”

    • Replies: @Boris
  42. Dear Dr. X

    Much to discuss here, all of which would require several beers. Just a few quick points.

    I began my career in political science in the mid-1960s, long before affirmative action hit full force, and the rot was already creeping in. I recall one distinguished political scientist, Ken Prewitt at the U of Chicago, arguing that since 85% of black mothers wanted their child to attend college, racial differences in education attainment were not due to culture. And so on.

    As for economics, the problems are more serious than garden variety pandering. They are clueless about how to add culture to their equations and from what I can tell, nobody is interesting in solving the problem. For economists, regardless of ideology, all people are inter-changeable. Sure.

    I’m a bit more optimistic regarding the academy. Places like Cal Tech and MIT seem almost entirely safe. Today’s scholars doing “controversial” research are learning to obscure their findings to outsiders but not to each other. But there is a problem and it may grow worse.

    My overview view is that society, including universities, is self-segregating and as long as blacks can get decent jobs to fuel their consumer spending, we can live with things. At least they don’t run around randomly stabbing people. I view America’s race problem as yet one more necessary pay-off. Just add black to the list–the Mafia, corrupt police, dishonest building inspectors etc.

    Bob

  43. Boris says:
    @imnobody00

    You can see a leftard in action. No argument, only shaming language which is complete projection.

    Insult followed by whining about “shaming language.” Solid.

  44. Boris says:
    @Dr. X

    the politically-driven global warming theory

    Oh, yeah, the academic community missed out on a real genius.

  45. mtn cur says:
    @Talha

    Always nice to hear from those who know that God does not need us to change his diapers. St Augustine offered the teaching that those in accord with the design of creation would have little need of printed words. So many think they are doing a favor by loving those around them and to be sure, a child grows up with examples that are 100:1 of bad to good, but following the design is easier and safer than all the prostitution of all the scriptures.

  46. @Boris

    “The country is becoming less racist.”

    Nothing could be farther from the truth. A college professor of my acquaintance unctuously declared “My students are less racist toward blacks than their parents and grandparents. I’m really encouraged.”

    I demolished his argument in two short sentences: “This feeling is not reciprocated in the slightest by blacks toward whites. Not in the slightest.”

    The professor was speechless. The idea of racial “good feeling” being a two-way street had never occurred to him.

    • Replies: @Salger
    , @Boris
  47. Salger says:
    @Boris

    How hard will you chimpout when Hillary loses?

    • Replies: @Boris
  48. Salger says:
    @David In TN

    Next he’ll say only Whites can be “racist.”

  49. Svigor says:

    I doubt you’ve been censored in any real way,

    If they couldn’t substitute their imaginings for reality, would they be leftists?

    That’s not entirely fair – some leftists are just liars.

    • Replies: @Boris
  50. Boris says:
    @Salger

    How hard will you chimpout when Hillary loses?

    Hey, you know how MLK is a national hero with his own holiday and you’re a complete failure who is reviled by even his own family? Yeah, I think I’ll be fine, sport.

    • Replies: @Salger
  51. Boris says:
    @David In TN

    “This feeling is not reciprocated in the slightest by blacks toward whites. Not in the slightest.”

    Yes, this is what racist morons keep telling themselves. Look, black people probably don’t like YOU because you are an odious racist. This just means that they are normal.

    96% of blacks approve of interracial relationships compared to 84% of whites. It’s clear who is more racist. Let’s not forgot who started a war so that they could own blacks, rape blacks, whip blacks and kill blacks with impunity. Oh, but rap offends you ears, so it’s totally the same.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    , @Salger
    , @Ace
  52. Boris says:
    @Svigor

    Aw, do you need a safe space where you can be just as racist as you want without fear of consequences? Why are the manliest members of the mostest superior race such whining babies when it comes to criticism?

  53. @Boris

    The typical educated black would hiss and sputter at your contention, “America is less racist,” and would say “This country is as racist as ever.”

    And having sex with white women and even marrying them is common for black males with a hatred of white people.

  54. Salger says:
    @Boris

    96% of blacks approve of interracial relationships compared to 84% of whites.

    Virtue signaling. American Blacks and Whites by large won’t breed with each-other . Even among those who breed together the White women have a habit of being the less attractive. Black men who pursue attractive White women have a habit of doing so out of said White women being a status symbol.

    It’s clear who is more racist.

    The Blacks pushing segregation?

    Let’s not forgot who started a war so that they could own blacks, rape blacks, whip blacks and kill blacks with impunity.

    The Civil War wasn’t about ending slavery.

    • Replies: @Boris
  55. Boris says:
    @Salger

    The Civil War wasn’t about ending slavery.

    Please.

    A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union
    […]
    Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery…

    The only question is if you are lying about history or simply ignorant of it.

  56. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. X

    I think you have hit the nail on the head here. This is the point that makes political correctness one of the biggest problems we face as a society, and why Donald Trump and the rise of the alt right are so welcome. To be afraid to look at certain variables when trying to answer a scientific hypothesis is building up scientific models that are doomed to failure. The foundation is built wrong!

    If scientists and researchers refuse to look at matters of race in crime, or religion in rape, etc, we are willfully disregarding variables that need to be in the scientific model. Not naming the problem/enemy guarantees that it will never be recognized or defeated.

    I think the example of not naming radical Islamic terrorism (yes, I know the political/CIA machinations behind this, but it is real) is apropos. I also think our first black president not uttering the words inner-city is another example. I am a small government libertarian type myself. But imagine the traction he could have gotten by putting some “shovel ready jobs” into the inner-city. Promoting jobs, entrepreneurship, revitalization. While being in the unique position to work with leaders within the community to promote self responsibility and self and community reliance. Instead, crickets.

  57. Ace says:
    @Boris

    ** The country is becoming less racist **

    Boris is amusing fellow. Was comedian in younger years, yes?

  58. Ace says:
    @Boris

    ** 96% of blacks approve of interracial relationships **

    Tell that to black females. They go ballistic on the subject of white women “stealing” they mens.

  59. @Dr. X

    I salute your intellectual integrity, but I am skeptical about one matter: how is it that you have never earned more than the minimum wage ever since this episode? That is preposterous! A PhD who can’t get a job?

    I understand the racism against whites, and especially conservatives. I’ve lived it, too.

    But ANYONE with a brain can get a job for more than the minimum wage. Do you understand the dearth of minimally qualified people out there? Yes, the Obama economy is terrible, but the unemployment rate is not that bad (it will be, once the bubble economy crashes again).

    Even if you understandably do not wish to (or physically cannot) work in anything manual, there are vast types of “ordinary jobs” for which nothing more than a BA is required. Have you looked, or have you merely stayed in dead-end academia? Have you tried teaching in a private high school? Have you sought editorial work?

    I’d like to hear more about your story.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  60. @Boris

    Not necessarily. Whites are awakening everywhere. Trump is not “racist”. What is racist is the treatment of whites in America today. That is what is changing. We’re not taking it anymore.

    White anger is building like Mt. St. Helens …

  61. This is a great piece, rarely is so much real wisdom contained in an op-ed. Trump is the only way to go. The right lunatics who oppose him ranging from the neocons to the AynRandroids to the very few surviving Boofuckleyites are showing their usual total irrelevance to the political scene. And who can remember anything Buckley ever wrote ?
    Hillary as Prez would mean the end of the Second Amendment and that’s just for starters.
    As a secular Jew my only complaint with Trump is his pro-Israel Uber alles stance but he’s the only one running who can possibly change it. The rest are hopeless.

    I am shocked at several of the morons who post here, I can only conclude that they are Communist agents to sent further demoralize the Right or less charitably, hopelessly retarded.

    By the way unlike many of you stinking cowards I always use my real name and email address.

  62. Dr. X says:
    @Harry Heller

    how is it that you have never earned more than the minimum wage ever since this episode ?

    Stayed in the academy as an adjunct (which pretty much pays minimum wage ) hoping to score another full-time position, but it hasn’t happened. Yes, I am in fact seriously thinking about ditching higher ed completely and obtaining better-paying employment in another field.

    One major problem is that the contemporary economy does not create a lot of stable, decent-paying jobs with benefits, and itinerant workers and contract workers are very common. There’s about 90 million people out of the workforce, plus tens of millions of immigrants to compete against. So trading fields might take require a fair amount of effort and retraining for little gain. That’s a concern.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  63. JackOH says:
    @Dr. X

    Dr. X, you don’t have to explain. In my area, job applicants with advanced degrees who apply for down-market work outside of their skill set are distrusted and disliked. Try abridging your CV. (I know it sounds brutal, but dumb and pliant is what sells in a lot of the job market.) Good luck.

  64. Ace says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    The Cold War had to be waged. You completely discount the monstrousness of the Soviets. What has sunk America is the 100+ years of progressive/socialist/communist subversion which includes cultural Marxism, multiculturalism, and globalism as well as an unholy alliance between the ultra-left and Muslims. Add a dash of Enlightenment hubris and Zionist disdain for Christians and distortion of our foreign policy and you have the Perfect Storm.

    Nothing to do with Checkpoint Charlie.

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