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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] I'm going to open with a confession here: watching those protestors rampaging through the halls of Congress on Wednesday afternoon, there was a part of me that was cheering them on. I hasten to add that it was only a part. My very strong... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See also: You’re Next! If Biden/ Harris Win, A Crackdown On Whites Is Coming; You probably caught Keith Olbermann's October 9th address to the nation. In case you didn't, or need reminding, here it is: Trump can be, and must be, expunged. The hate... Read More
Above, the head of the Black Psychological Association, Theopia Jackson, and the CEO of the American Psychological Association, Arthur C. Evans Jr. [Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] As I start writing here on Friday morning, the news headliner is that Michael Reinoehl was killed Thursday evening in a shoot-out... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Wisconsin got a visit from the Antifa mob following the shooting in Kenosha of a criminal suspect, 29-year-old Jacob Blake, who is black. The cops had been called on Mr. Blake for reasons now disputed. He'd arrived at some kind of sidewalk kerfuffle in... 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
derbyshireantiracism
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
vdare-burningjd
[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
[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
[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
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
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
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
derbdoeschina
• 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
See, earlier, by John Derbyshire: Why Our So-Called Judges Should Get TWICE As Much Criticism As Politicians Looks like it's time to restate Derbyshire's First Law of Antisemitism. Quote from self, writing in 2001, quote: (A friend told me he thought George Orwell had written something similar. I was ready to believe it; it does... Read More
stabbedwhiteguy
Race-denialism is all over the Western world—the notion that race itself is a sort of optical illusion; that different races can, after a bit of social engineering, be brought to present the same statistical profiles on all traits; that when they present different profiles the only possible explanation is malice on the part of white... Read More
derbbetsyross
See, earlier, by Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump's Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism I hope you enjoyed your July 4th as much as the Derbs enjoyed ours. You should in fact enjoy the Fourth each year now with special zest in the knowledge that it may not be a public holiday much longer. Our Cultural Revolution... Read More
derbdiary
June 8th marked the 70th anniversary of the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the half-dozen greatest pieces of imaginative fiction the last century produced, and the most politically potent. My own feelings about the book are more personal than the average. For one thing I am the same age as the protagonist Winston Smith,... Read More
forslavery
The issue of reparations for black slavery got an airing in Congress last week, curiously coinciding with renewed Main Stream Media drumbeating for the white-guilting Central Park Five Rape Hoax. I discuss reparations below, but first a word about an obviously-related news item that doesn’t seem to be getting any drumbeating at all. A 23-year-old... Read More
climateof
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com Cover story in last Sunday's Long Island Newsday: in Trump Era, LI Immigrants Cope With Tougher ICE Actions, "Climate Of Fear", June 7, 2019, by Will Van Sant [Email him] and Víctor Manuel Ramos. [Email him] That headline raised my hackles right away. I am... Read More
theywereguilty
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 famously contained the aphorism: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Apparently, he was right. It waxes stronger by the day. This is most particularly true in anything to do with race. The... Read More
8tholdmanenery
So I sit down after dinner to watch some political shows on TV. What are they talking about? The Mueller Report. Still talking about it, still getting heated about it. I get to thinking about the opportunity cost of all the anti-Trump passion that is still, after more than two years, roiling our national legislature.... Read More
whitenationalism
See also: The House’s White Nationalist Hearing Farcical—But Disturbing This week on Capitol Hill the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee had a hearing on the threat of “white nationalism.” I didn't read very far into the transcripts of this event before I realized the complete bogosity of it. It was a pseudo-event, like one of those... Read More
February 5th was Lunar New Year on the Chinese system. Out with the dog, in with the pig. It was also of course Pax 10th on the Mayan calendar. This year, however, we thought we'd forgo the human sacrifice and just have a dim sum lunch and do some pre-festival shopping in Chinatown the weekend... Read More
theonlyone
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, availableexclusively on VDARE.com Sub-Saharan Africans, and their descendants in the New World, are a local variety of our species homo sapiens. That they present their own particular statistical profile on heritable characteristics—which includes traits of behavior, intelligence, and personality—is deeply unsurprising. So do dog breeds; and what artificial selection... Read More
sharpton
The Jussie Smollett story has finally attained the point of total Narrative Collapse: The Chicago cops have charged Mr. Smollett with filing a false police report. That's a felony that could carry jail time. Jussie Smollett is out free on ten thousand dollars cash bail. What. A. Surprise. Among the many, many things illustrated by... Read More
charlesmurrayrehab
Originally published in Academic Questions, October, 2018 (click here for original) reposted by permission When Charles Murray's book Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 was published in 2003, I was assigned to review it. Forming my thoughts after reading the book, I recalled an earlier exchange... Read More
jamesdwatson
This has been the week of the weasels—unpleasant little rodents. cowardly when cornered but viciously vindictive when they think they have the advantage. Most recent victims: Nobel Laureate James Watson and immigration patriot Congressman Steve King (R.-IA). Plus, of course, truth, justice and the American Way. First Weasel Atrocity: Cold Spring Harbor Lab stripping James... Read More
immigrantchildren
The President's speech on Wednesday seems to have been carefully crafted to appeal to those suburban women who, according to Senator Lindsey Graham and various pollsters, are fleeing from the Republican Party. [The GOP’s deficit with suburban women starts at the White House, By Dan Balz, Washington Post, November 13, 2018] So we heard the... Read More
sorrynotsorry
We're coming up to nationwide elections just as elite hatred of white people—including of course by Goodwhiteethnomasochists—is reaching a new level of intensity. Just in the past few weeks: Korean-born Sarah Jeong is now happily working away as a member of the New York Times editorial board. Sample quote from her: "Are white people genetically... Read More
megynkelly
Happy Halloween! Complete with Politically Correct ghouls. This Megyn Kelly story caught my attention last week. She is (was) the host of a morning talk show on the NBC television channel. I don't watch morning TV but I dimly remember her from her previous employment at Fox News. As best I can remember, she was... Read More
theecon
The fuss over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh having allegedly copped a feel from a high-school girl 35 or 36 years ago blew up just after last week's Radio Derb went to tape. My own first reaction, when I first heard the accuser's account of what happened, was: "They're making a fuss about that?" But... Read More
putinsattack
Another week in the U.S.H., the United States of Hysteria. The occasion of this week's shriek-fest was of course President Trump's engagement with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Sample reaction, this one by Lt. General Mark Hertling in Politico: So those Facebook ads posted by Russians in 2016 were just like Pearl Harbor, just like 9/11.... Read More
hysterical
Hysterics Under The Guidance Of Fanatics
My impression is that the U.S.A. is a much more hysterical country than it used to be. You can, in your imagination, conjure up the way particular human types will react to some public event. How would a thoughtful, law-abiding, middle-class family man react? How would a vinegary old maid react? How would a ditzy... Read More
noheadlineswillsay
But Electing Pro-Gun Presidents Reduce Does Gun Ownership!
Another school shooting, another flurry of pointless arm-flapping from the commentariat, every commentator mounting his favorite hobby-horse and galloping off to the races. Most popular: Stricter federal gun control! Couple of problems with that, most notably: It’s not what Americans want. Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution tweeted out a very nifty little video showing the... Read More
Several readers have emailed in to congratulate me on having been mentioned in the New York Times. (Again: It happens about once per decade.) The white supremacists on the far right have “yellow fever” — an Asian woman fetish. It’s a confusing mix. Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, once... Read More
A peaceful torchlight parade--unlike Ferguson and Baltimore, nothing was set on fire.
The Retreat Of Law—And Law Schools
One problem underlying our present discontents—a problem that looms larger and larger in my mind the more I think about it—is what I think of as the retreat of law. Case in point: the August 11/12 protests in Charlottesville should never have been allowed to get so violent. There were a few hundred protestors on... Read More
republicantweets
MSM (and GOP) Charlottesville Hysteria
My first take on the news comes right after I get out of bed in the morning, when I’ve retrieved my paper copy of the New York Post from the driveway to read over my breakfast oatmeal. The NYP’s not bad, as MainsStream Media goes. But last Sunday’s issue was straight-up CultMarx Narrative. “TERROR IN... Read More
trumpcnn
Never Forget The Bullet We Dodged When Hillary Was Defeated
From time to time, our President displays a lack of self-restraint, allowing his inner nitwit to escape from its cage, as in his feuds with Mika Brzezinski and CNN. At least, that how it seems to me in my geezer-like way—I know younger Dissident Righters think it’s hilarious. Still, I can always console myself by... Read More
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Richard Emmanuel Goldstein Spencer. Emmanuel Goldstein is the number one Enemy of the State in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and the main target of the daily Two Minutes Hate sessions. Who plays the corresponding role in the soft — but increasingly less soft — totalitarianism of 2017 America? The obvious answer is of course: Donald... Read More
slowmo2
One of Steve Sailer’s many clever commenters has brilliantly named it WhateverGate—the frantic legalistic churning about who said what to whom in President Trump’s circle, and whether the thing that was or was not said warrants impeachment. Or whatever. But impeachment. Every week, I think things can’t get any crazier—the hysteria has to burn itself... Read More
davidfrumptweet
I don’t know whether Trump Derangement Syndrome has reached Peak Hysteria yet, but this week it definitely attained what we math geeks call a “local maximum.” That means, while it may not be the tallest peak in the mountain range, it’s taller than anything in its immediate vicinity. This is of course all about President... Read More
While I’m trawling in my archives, I may as well give a mention to this column from February 2001: a modest, qualified appreciation of Bill O’Reilly, to whose show on Fox News I had become mildly addicted. That was sixteen years ago. The addiction wore off; but I’ve checked in with the Big Mick from... Read More
John Derbyshire
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.