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Mysteriously, these obviously adult illegals are getting goodies from the Save The Children tax-deductible charity [email Save The Children /tweet Save The Children] [Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] New York City Progressives have got new pets. Progressives derive their spiritual nourishment from there being some population of poor people... Read More
Earlier: Bonus to Musk’s Buying Twitter: Fired H-1B Employees Might Be Deported [Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] A lot of pink slips have been going out in the software biz. Elon Musk, following his takeover of Twitter, has summarily fired about half of the firm's 7,500 employees [Elon Musk... Read More
Earlier, by Peter Brimelow (Forbes, 1993): When Quotas Replace Merit, Everybody Suffers [Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] Monday this week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases concerning Affirmative Action in college admissions. The plaintiff in the case is a nonprofit called Students For Fair Admissions,... Read More
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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] Headliner this week: Elon Musk's taking over Twitter. It sounds like good news to me. Musk has the very endearing character trait—rare in the business world and extremely rare in the upper management of social-media platforms—of not taking himself too seriously. On Wednesday, for... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] It's a common observation—I've made it myself—that Britain and America travel on parallel tracks politically. In 1979 the Brits got Margaret Thatcher, an economic liberal (in the classical sense) but a social conservative. The following year we Americans got Ronald Reagan, ditto ditto. Thatcher... Read More
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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] My normal routine on a weekday evening is to sit down to dinner at 7:30, eat steadily for half an hour while making light conversation with Mrs. Derbyshire and such family members or friends as may be present; then, at 8 o'clock, move to... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] It's been two years now since I offered my advice on Radio Derb to the British government about what to do with the thousands of illegal aliens they had acquired, courtesy of people-smugglers shipping them across the English Channel in rubber dinghies. My advice... Read More
The lady representing the "Spirit of Liberty" above is from Eugene Delacroix's famous picture of France's July Revolution of 1830, not the much worse 1789 French Revolution. A similarly attired lady can be seen on the State Seal of Virginia. [Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com] Michael Anton is a... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] Last Sunday, September 18th, was the birthday of Samuel Johnson, the great 18th-century man of letters, one of my literary heroes. In a blog post here at VDARE.com I urged readers to commemorate the event by reading Johnson's fine pessimistic long poem The Vanity... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] Here at VDARE.com we've had some sport over the years with the concept, originally coined by economists, of Revealed Preference. The general idea of Revealed Preference is that people's beliefs, desires, and intentions are best judged not by what they say but by what... Read More
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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] I hold the eccentric opinion that effective social policies should be based on truth about the world. That includes the biological world—the world of living creatures, to which our species belongs. Social policies that are not thus based will fail, leaving society—that's us—worse off... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] See also by Peter Brimelow: ”It Will Come To Blood”—Reflections On The Left’s Anti-Trump Inauguration Tantrum Sketching out the plan for this edition of Radio Derb earlier in the week, I assumed that the president’s Thursday evening address to the nation would be the... Read More
For our viewing pleasure the first Saturday evening in August the Mrs and I watched the new—released July 15th—movie production of Persuasion, based of course on the 1817 novel by Jane Austen. Yecch. The whole thing was modernized, as if the only manners, morals, and demography England ever had were those of the early 21st... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] Earlier (2017) by John Derbyshire: Absimilation On Westminster Bridge: The Japanese Were Right. The British Were Wrong. Some thoughts on a headline from the week’s news. The news headline I want to pass comment on is the assault on author Salman Rushdie in Chautauqua,... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier: JOHN DERBYSHIRE: The Brunswick Three—Monstrous Miscarriage Of Justice Shows “Civil Rights” Now Just Means Anti-White Spite Last week’s VDARE.com posted a long indignant rant by me about the federal sentences handed down on the Brunswick Three: Greg and Travis McMichael and Roddie Bryan,... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See also: JOHN DERBYSHIRE: “Civil Rights”? After Breonna Taylor, SESAME STREET Lynchings—I SPIT ON THEM We like to think that we make progress from a less fair, less just society to one that is more fair and more just. Indeed, our loudest and most... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Sesame Place is a Philadelphia amusement park for kids themed on the TV show Sesame Street. One of its features is that local teenagers desperate for a few dollars dress up as characters in the TV show—encase themselves in what must be stifling hot... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Last Sunday‘s happy celebration of my grandson’s christening left me reflecting, for the umpteenth time, on my own great good fortune in being born when I was (1945). And worrying that Millennials (the generation born circa 1981-1996) just “don‘t have a chance”—to quote Steve... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] We got the first pictures from The James Webb space telescope last Tuesday. I watched the NASA one-hour livestream. If you are not a science geek, it's hard to explain the excitement of an event like this. But the presentation of these marvels was... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Overseas, this week's big headline was the resignation on Thursday of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson became Prime Minister three years ago when Theresa May resigned after failing to implement Brexit. There was a general election in December that year. Johnson's party, the... Read More
Earlier: THE FULFORD FILE: The Garland Raids Vs. The Palmer Raids—Now The Communists Are In Control The temper of immigration patriots like myself and my colleagues at VDARE.com was not improved by the news that Comrade Merrick Garland's Department of Justice has been ridding itself of immigration judges (not actually judges, of course, see here)... Read More
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Earlier: Peter Brimelow On Judicial Imperialism In FORBES...THIRTY [FIVE] YEARS AGO! While I was putting together my notes for today's podcast, the news came out that, as leaked a few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court has indeed reversed the 1973 abortion decision Roe v. Wade. You can read it below, with tendentious annotations from... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See also: CAPITOL "INSURRECTION" HOAX: How Our Lying Press Would Have Spun Jan 6 Protest If Trump Were A Democrat [VIDEO] Top of the news today, at any rate in the Regime Media, is the first of the six (6) congressional hearings we've been... Read More
Tuesday's horror naturally brought to mind the similar event ten years ago in Newtown, CT when 20-year-old Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He killed twenty of the school's children and six teachers, then shot himself. Before setting out on his rampage he'd shot and killed his mother, with... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See also: VDARE.com’s Brimelow: “This Is A Communist Coup. But White America Is On The Move” Communism has always suffered from tensions caused by the need for both political rectitude and expertise in fields of practical knowledge. Fields like medicine, for example. Lenin nursed... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier: JOHN DERBYSHIRE: *100,000* Afghan Refugees Coming Here???!!! Why Not Settle Them Amid Co-Ethnics In The 'Stans? Last night, Thursday night, I attended a Center for Immigration Studies event. CIS is based in Washington, D.C. but they hold occasional events in New York City.... Read More
Earlier: "A Riddle, Wrapped In A Mystery, Inside An Enigma"—Why Do American Elites Hate Russia? Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com Back in 2005, I sat at dinner next to a gentleman of some age. We got to talking, and he told me he had been a bomber pilot in World... Read More
Child raising is stressful. From a coldly anthropological point of view, it's amazing the number of different systems that human beings have come up with to alleviate those stresses, from widespread infanticide to modern modes of education. I won't dispute that modern modes of education are preferable to infanticide. That said, I can't think of... Read More
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Earlier: A Talk Radio Listener Comments On Ketanji Brown Jackson's Qualifications—And Unknown LSAT Scores The Senate Judiciary Committee, as I'm sure you know, has been holding confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the president's nominee to replace retiring justice Stephen Breyer in October. I can't say I've followed the hearings closely…or at all, really.... Read More
Earlier, by John Derbyshire(2015): If You Think Donald Trump Is Adolf Hitler, You’re Nuts Some readers criticized my coming out as an isolationist in my February Diary. One got personal: To which I reply: Possibly so. But the U.S.A. was not fighting Germany for altruistic reasons. We were fighting Germany because Germany had declared war... Read More
Earlier by Steve Sailer: Will A Giant Wave Of Migrants From Africa Head Toward Europe Again Due To Mr. Putin's War? Demography is destiny. Steve Sailer picked up on this theme March 10th, wondering whether wartime disruptions will start off another flood of mass migration from the poor Third World South to the prosperous First... Read More
My opening music on Radio Derb this week was a snippet of the great Vladimir Horowitz playing the last movement of Mussorgsky's piano suite "Pictures at an Exhibition." Horowitz, generally regarded as the greatest concert pianist of the last century, was born in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. It was inspired by, duh, pictures the composer... Read More
Was there ever a nation as lawyered-up as America? I was just reading this article about our infrastructure; you know, that stuff for the improvement of which the Biden administration tells us they are going to do great things. So we are over-lawyered. I don't think that's news. And yet we are lawless. In that... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier, by Steve Sailer: What If Wokeness Is A Russian Conspiracy To Ruin America? I'm starting to be irritated by the word "Wokeness," I'm not sure why. When "Woke" and "Wokeness" first came up, I thought they were sort of cute. Since the 1980s,... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The great 18th-century satirist Jonathan Swift, the chap who wrote Gulliver's Travels, also wrote his own epitaph, as people sometimes do. "Here he lies," says the epitaph in Latin, "ubi sæva indignatio ulterius cor lacerare nequit"—"where savage indignation can no longer lacerate his heart."... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Professor Amy Wax is speaking unspeakable truths out loud again. With the usual results Professor Wax—she is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School—has come to our attention before. To refresh your memory: Back in August 2017 she... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The only way to get rid of a temptation, said Oscar Wilde, is to yield to it. I shall therefore begin with some ruminations on the year that has gone. Then I shall turn and speculate about the year that is arriving. As Robert... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Mandatory upbeat story for the upcoming New Year: Americans are pushing back against the antiwhite radicals in the political, media, judicial and medical Establishments. First exhibit: Nicholas Sandmann has come to another settlement with the media Bolsheviks[Nicholas Sandmann reaches settlement with NBC in Covington... Read More
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See also: JOHN DERBYSHIRE: America Is Becoming A Lawless Society and JOHN DERBYSHIRE: Smollett, Maxwell, Potter—Another Bad Week For The U.S. Justice System I've been banging on recently about how we have become a lawless society. Here are some random updates on that. When I got my Suffolk County NY pistol permit back in 2000... Read More
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Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com My faith in the integrity of courtroom justice was holed below the waterline twenty-some years ago, when I followed the child sex-abuse hysterias of the 1980s and 1990s. Those were shameful injustices, travesties of justice. Decent, harmless citizens like Gerald Amirault and his family—there were... Read More
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Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com Earlier by Michelle Malkin: Amnesia of the Anarcho-Tyrannists You've seen the video clips and read the news stories. Gangs of looters spent the Thanksgiving weekend looting retail stores in our cities: Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Home Depot, Best Buy, Apple, pharmacies, jewelry stores, … Not all... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Last week, after the verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, I was jubilant. This, I said, referring to Kenosha, Wisconsin, this was small-town America at its best. The old values still stand, I said; yes, the old procedures still work; and yes, justice can... Read More
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Earlier, by John Derbyshire: The Cold Civil War: Two Groups Of Whites Fighting Over America, With Minorities On The Sidelines [Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] I join in the general jubilation among National Conservatives over the not-guilty verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. As well as joining in the... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Above, the border between Poland and Belarus. (And a camel.) This week's text is from the Gospel According to St. Matthew, Chapter 23, Verse 24 Jesus really nailed it there. That's our ruling class and their media lackeys to a "t" … actually, I... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See earlier: “They Want Us In Gulags” (That Includes Trump). Why VDARE.com Is Suing Facebook For Defamation My phrase of the week: "The Garland Archipelago." I have stolen it from the comment thread to a November 2nd article by Dan Gelernter at American Greatness.... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Here is an email I got from a reader. I'll give it to you straight: Now there's food for thought. To start where my reader ends: Shall we have to choose between the two soon, or ever? That I doubt. We're heading to a... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See, earlier: Establishment Reprising Emmett Till Narrative, Again. But White Lives Don't Matter by John Derbyshire; and Derek Chauvin, Human Sacrifice, by Ann Coulter The gentle, soulful, indigenous people who inhabited the Americas before Christopher Columbus arrived had very demanding gods. What their gods... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The horrors of Wokeness in higher education have been a staple of conservative commentary for decades—at least since the publication of Roger Kimball's book Tenured Radicals back in 1990. So the recent flap at Yale Law School did not cause me to swoon in... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier: A Former Border Patrol Agent Reports, With Picture, On The THOUSANDS Of Illegals Thronging To The Southern Border The border between Mexico and the state of Texas is 1,242 miles long, from Brownsville on the Gulf of Mexico to El Paso deep inland,... Read More
There's another anniversary this September besides the 20th anniversary of 9/11: Fifty years ago this weekend, and also encompassing a weekend, September 9th to 13th, there occurred the Attica prison riot in western upstate New York. The final death toll for those five days was 43: thirty-three inmates of the prison and ten guards and... Read More
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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.