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Earlier, by Steve Sailer: The Coalition of the Fringes Holds a Muslim-Jewish Encounter Session. It Doesn't Go Well. [Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] My June Diary included the following observation: That was inspired by reading, in my June 27th New York Post, about a nasty littl
Good grief! They looted Macy's! Yes, the riots, assaults, lootings, and statue-destruction of the past month have been something to watch, and of course the topic of endless comment and speculation. I've been contributing my own comments at Radio Derb. Speculation-wise, there are two areas concerning which I'd be very interested to see what future... Read More
It's very handy to have well-known phrases for social phenomena. A well-crafted phrase can clarify our thinking about a phenomenon, help us see it as what it truly is. A couple of the best such phrases to emerge in recent years are "virtue signalling" (except that we seem unable to agree on how to spell... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The brave spirits of Seattle originally named their new country Chaz, for Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Just as all that was in play, we learned that Chaz has renamed itself to Chop, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest. Why? I asked around. Apparently the authorities... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] It is allegedly always darkest before the dawn. Here’s some darkness: the symphony orchestra of Austin, Texas has fired their lead trombonist. This is a white lady named Brenda Sansig Salas, 51 years old and a U.S. Army veteran. Austin Symphony Trombonist Fired Over... Read More
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Earlier: Police Racism: A Manufactured Crisis, by Jared Taylor When I first came to these shores in August of 1973, I lived down on New York's Lower East Side, with some Chinese friends from Hong Kong. They were fairly recent immigrants themselves, and keen to show me the sights. One evening they took me to... Read More
I put these monthly diaries together from things I've jotted down as they occurred to me through the month, in approximate chronological order. At the time this diary goes up on VDARE.com at the beginning of June, all the news is about the anti-cop and anti-white riots. Those riots didn't start up until the last... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] America's most enduring problem, the problem of the blacks, has been dominating the news this week. The attitude I bring to these news stories is one of weary despair. They are reported and discussed publicly in language that bears very little relation to reality,... Read More
Earlier: The Future for White Boomers: Black Man Beats Elderly White Nursing Home Patients and Posts Video on Social Media Every once in a while—quite a long while; I need to be in a certain mood—I go to the Southern Poverty Law Center website and read their entry on me. This is not from vanity,... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See also: GOP Plans To Scapegoat China. But That Must Include ENDING CHINESE IMMIGRATION! One thing that, it seems to me, is much more apparent than it was three months ago: we are living in a bipolar world, or soon shall be. I know... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See, earlier, by Faith Goldy: Black Lies Don’t Count—And White Lives Don’t Matter Pretty much every morning, weather permitting, Paul and Lidia Marino, an elderly Italian-American couple from Elkton, Maryland, would drive the five miles to Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, just across the border... Read More
See also: Joe Biden Wants To Talk About Black “Jogger” Ahmaud Arbery—Why Won’t He Talk About These Raped/ Murdered White Joggers? News-wise, I'd been beginning to get desperate. It's been coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus, for weeks now But this week we got relief, of a sort. We got an Emmett Till. You know the script. Evil,... Read More
I think every educated person keeps somewhere in his head a mental list of Great Books he hasn't read. This lockdown is a good opportunity to tick a box or two on that list. Well, I have now read Middlemarch. Spoiler alert. If you haven't read Middlemarch but are planning to, this segment, and the... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] On my occasional theme of educational nationalism, I'm pleased to see that Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas has suggested banning Chinese students from studying STEM subjects in our universities. He told Fox News:: The Senator is right, but late. We've educated so many Chinese... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] I'm keeping a wary eye on Africa recently. When this new coronavirus first came up, there was a general vague opinion that Africa would not be seriously affected. For one thing, the place is warm, and the virus doesn't like a warm climate. For... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] The Suits at VDARE.com won't let me spell out the N-word in full. I understand the reasons for that and am totally on board with the policy. It's irksome, though; it annoys me. [VDARE.com Suits: it annoys us too, but it’s because Tech Totalitarian... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] Much earlier, by John Derbyshire: Importing Sino-Fascism? September 13, 2000 The hope has been expressed—for example by Counter-Currents’s Greg Johnson, as I mentioned last week —that our current travails will open the eyes of Western electorates to what a really bad idea unrestrained, unquestioning... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, and the coronavirus panic has some winners. The stock of Zoom video-conferencing software has been soaring, notwithstanding some bad publicity about its security features, or lack of them. Less well-publicized has been the bonanza for... Read More
I'm not as bothered by this coronavirus outbreak as, according to the public-service announcements, I ought to be. I belong to two high-risk categories: over seventy and with a compromised immune system. I live in one of the worst-affected states. Shouldn't I be cowering in a basement room compulsively checking my temperature and lung function... Read More
Earlier: John Derbyshire Is Still A Coronavirus Agnostic, But He’s Wearing A Mask We all have our inclinations and tendencies, deriving ultimately, I suppose, from genetic predispositions. I was, for example, deeply unsurprised to see that Lady Ann published a fine spirited skeptical piece about Coronavirus on March 25th here at VDARE.com: We'll get no... Read More
How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky? How mealy-mouthed about race are our major news outlets? The New York Times just ran a 2,000-word story about East Asians being "Spit on, yelled at, attacked" by persons who blame them for the coronavirus. But who are those persons? For deeper insights into the... Read More
I know you're all on tenterhooks waiting to hear what Radio Derb, the civilized world's most authoritative source of news and opinion, has to say…about what we should call the current flu pandemic! Wednesday our President squashed a distraught snowflake reporterette at his news conference: Snowflake: "Why do you keep calling this "the Chinese virus"?... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com If I were advising the Trump campaign, I'd tell them to lean hard on the law-and-order issue. Increasingly, it seems to me, on several different fronts, we are a lawless society. Exhibit A: The bail-reform laws passed by the New York State legislature last year.... Read More
In discussions of our ongoing Cold Civil War between the goodwhite Tutsi ruling class and us badwhite Hutu deplorables, it's often observed that we understand them much better that they understand us. Of course we do: We perforce live in their mental world, while they only cast occasional disapproving glances at ours. This came to... Read More
This week's big talking point was of course Wednesday night's televised debate from Las Vegas, featuring the six leading Democratic Party candidates for President. I normally report on these events in world-weary mode, telling you how much I hate them and what a struggle I had to keep awake. This one was different. I watched... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com Earlier by John Derbyshire: America Catches Coronavirus Panic I'm going to bring you right in to the Derb household, actually Tuesday evening in the quiet lull after dinner. Mrs. Derbyshire is sitting in her favorite armchair fiddling with her smartphone. She has an account at... Read More
In the mysterious way these things come round, it's been a mustache month. There was this weird story about Harry Harris, our Ambassador to South Korea. He has a mustache. He was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and American father. That's got the South Koreans stirred up. O-kay. Given that we have committed... Read More
Earlier: Rule Britannia, by Derb, A Personal Note On Brexit, by Peter Brimelow, and "I Won’t Lie, I Did Cry." A Briton Rejoices At BREXIT's Triumph, by Adam Young, all from June, 2016, when the vote was held. Across the Pond in the Mother Country, today—Friday the 31st—is Brexit Day. The U.K. officially leaves the... Read More
Here’s George Orwell reviewing Russell's Power: A New Social Analysis in 1939: Today, eighty-one years later, we have sunk much further, to depths of reality-denial that even Orwell could not have imagined. So here is Charles Murray—a very intelligent man—stepping up to do his duty. (For my take on Charles Murray, his work, and his... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com Health hysteria goes viral. There are screaming headlines all over. Drudge Report: OUTBREAK OVERWHELMS … DOCTORS COLLAPSE … LOCKDOWN TOO LATE? … New York Post: VIDEOS SHOW "DIRE" SITUATIONS AT CHINESE HOSPITALS AMID CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. That's the online version. My print edition says: A STATE... Read More
See, earlier, by James Fulford: Disparate Impact: Legal And Political Last week's item about jaywalkers in New York City brought in some emails. It referred to complaints that city cops issue jaywalking tickets disproportionately to Sun People, i.e. blacks and Latinos. Sun People are only 55 percent of New Yorkers, but they get 90 percent... Read More
See, earlier, by Steve Sailer: The Partition Possibility, November 30, 2003 Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com Big news of the week: the arm-wrestling bout with Iran. Again, as I said last week, there is no market here for Great Game strategizing. I'd like for us to tip over the chess-board... Read More
Another decade slips away, my second full decade of writing web commentary. Honest thanks are in order to the readers, listeners, and organizations who have supported my work these twenty years — yes, including National Review. Thank you! Speaking of National Review, here was Kyle Smith, who bylines as "critic-at-large" at that organ, writing in... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com Recently, I posted here on some news about the wall being built along our southern border. Yes, said a link I posted, the wall truly is being built, although very slowly: "Miles Built: 93. Miles to be built: 509+." As I said, that's awful slow,... Read More
We have a tag here at VDARE.com with the title Not Reporting Race. Our ruling classes are terrified that we, the Great Unwashed, might notice that blacks are massively over-represented in every category of crime—yes, including white-collar crime. Our news media go into painful contortions to avoid telling us the race of perps and suspects.... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com Here’s an anniversary that, even after the Pensacola (and Pearl Harbor) shootings, doesn’t seem to have been mentioned in the Main Stream Media: the Fort Hood massacre, which occurred just over ten years ago, on November 5th, 2009. In that incident a crazy Muslim, Army... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com The latest terrorist killings in London got me reading up on Fishmongers' Hall. I'll confess I knew next to nothing about the place, in spite of having been born and raised in England and lived five years in London. The hall existed in my mind,... Read More
Not actually this month. This blog post is from July 20th. I only just had it brought to my attention. As usual, I'm behind with these things. Was it not from self-awareness that I once wrote under the alias The Straggler? It was. The blog post's author, Michael Huemer, is a professor of philosophy at... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com My readers all know about New York City's Communist mayor Bill de Blasio. Those of you in the great windswept spaces west of the Hudson River are probably much less familiar with Mayor de Blasio's wife, a black lady named Chirlane McCray. Ms. McCray is... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com This week's Main Stream Media news was dominated by the impeachment hearings going on in Congress. I haven't had anything much to say about this, and still don't. I'm not very interested in it, and can't be bothered to engage with the details. Ukraine…whistle-blower…transcripts…quid pro... Read More
Earlier: Immigration, Not White Suburbs, Turning VA Blue. GOP Still Can Win With Sailer Strategy—But Ultimately Needs An Immigration Moratorium We had elections this week for various kinds of state and local positions. The results were mixed, pluses and minuses, but it looked to me like mostly minuses. On the plus side: voters in Washington... Read More
[Clip: Scourby, "Behold now behemoth …"] That's the fine sonorous voice of Alexander Scourby reading the King James Bible, Book of Job, Chapter 40, verse 15. I just wanted to be sure I got the right pronunciation of "behemoth." It's not a word I use very often. It's a curious thing that the two big... Read More
Above, modern China, and a homeless camp in San Francisco
I spent most of September in China, so last month's diary was all China, China, China. This month's won't be; but I do have a few afterthoughts to record. A few days after I returned, just when I thought I'd gotten China out of my system and was ready to concentrate on America and her... Read More
Outrage of the week was surely the sentences handed down by New York Judge Mark Dwyer against two Proud Boys, Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman. Dwyer gave them four years each for defending themselves against antifa thugs who'd been waiting in the street for them after a Gavin McInnes event in October last year. Here's... Read More
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In my podcast this week, I’ve got comments on various kinds of lunacy going on (appointing illegal aliens to state policy-making boards in Gavin Newsom’s California, closing, and presumably emptying onto the streets, a prison in De Blasio’s New York) and general sense that the world is going nuts. But, trying to look on the... Read More
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Earlier by Patrick J. Buchanan: Is China the Country of the Future? I still have China on my mind following last month's jaunt there. My conclusion: they’re going to eat our lunch—unless we have a “Sputnik Moment.” And even then, unlike in 1957, it’s not clear the U.S. can respond. Look at the flap involving... Read More
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• Monday, September 9th: Leaving New York. We fly Air China from New York to Peking, a single 13½-hour flight. There is no way an economy-class flight that long can be enjoyable, but Air China don't do anything to make it wor
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The big news this week was Brexit—one manifestation of a trend now visible all over the Western world including the U.S.: cosmopolitans vs. communitarians. The story so far: Three years and two months ago the British people voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, the EU. The vote was 52 percent Leave to... Read More
A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communitarianism. Of what? "Communitarianism" is the name being used in academic political-science circles for one side of the Great Divide that has opened up among voters in the West this past few years. For the other side of the divide, the poli-sci eggheads favor "cosmopolitanism." My own designators,... Read More
See, earlier, Do We Have Government Of Laws, Or Not? and Unequal Justice In New York: Sheldon Silver Still Free Here's more justice delayed, the delay in this case being twelve years. The crime that calls for justice here is the one our own Nicholas Stix calls the Knoxville Horror: the killing of sweethearts Channon... Read More
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About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.