Since Justin showed me the courtesy of responding to my objections to his statements about Hillary-voters in West Virginia, I am herewith returning the favor. Because of the brevity of my blog retort to his commentary, it seemed necessary to add these words in order to make my views explicit. Like Justin I find those... Read More
Although Justin is entitled to his opinions about the 'pseudo-science of racialism' and the towering intellectuality of Obama, I feel compelled to respond to his misrepresentation about what I wrote. I did not attribute to him the view that 'race is destiny' and in fact I've no idea why he thinks that I did. What... Read More
Although I might otherwise enjoy continuing my dialogue with Justin, he and I plainly operate in such non-parallel universes that any further discussion between us must lead into a semantic snag. For example, I don't really know what he means when he identifies those who notice disparate IQ averages as 'racialists' or when he reveals... Read More
Last week I got into a discussion with my older son and a neighbor (who is an economics professor) concerning the social positions of John McCain. My son, who tried to convince us that McCain would be a less dangerous president than his Democratic opponent, went through the supposedly conservative stances McCain had taken while... Read More
Today the American media, politicians of all stripes, and public educators will invariably fall into rapturous tones describing the black leader whose birthday is then being celebrated, namely, Martin Luther King (1929-1968). King’s birthday is the only national holiday devoted to an individual American whose public observance has been commanded by Congress, and in 1983,... Read More
Although Justin and I have been friends for many years, and allies against the neo-Trotskyist scourge, fairness compels me to note his overstatement of my critical remarks about Jared Taylor. It was not my intention to treat Jared as a representative of leftist victimology. I was simply commenting on the reactive character of his white... Read More
Refusing to marry a black-white couple.
I see Keith Bardwell has resigned his position as Justice of the Peace down in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. This is the fellow who, back on October 6, refused to marry a mixed-race couple (white lady, black gent). As a defiant serial miscegenator myself, I was naturally attentive to this story. What's one to make of... Read More
The narcissism of small differences.
Strange things are happening. In the stifled, constipated political discourse of the modern West, there are quite wide categories of facts that are rather obviously true, but which it has for decades been considered gross bad manners to mention aloud. Now, suddenly, we are seeing those facts printed in respectable organs of news and opinion.... Read More
The new invisible man.
In July 1939 George Orwell published a review of Clarence Streit's book Union Now, which proposed that the fifteen big, modernized, democratic nations — the U.S.A., France, Britain, etc. — unite under a federal government. The combined strength of this union, Streit argued, and the attractive openness of its politics, would make it invulnerable, "even... Read More
May I quote myself, please? Thank you. Just so. You can stick a pin at random into the land portion of a world globe and be pretty sure you have found a place that is vexed by diversity. Consider for example New Zealand. You don't hear much about New Zealand. The place slumbers away quietly... Read More
Controversy recently erupted when Rick Sanchez, whom CNN subsequently sacked, noted that Jews have a disproportionately large influence on the media. Attempts at disproving his assertion have been fitful and unconvincing. But perhaps I’m not being fair to the critics. The facts that Sanchez was canned and that the New York Post’s Andrea Peyser denounced... Read More
Hating your own kind.
Well, not really a musical, nor even just the lyrics to a musical. The piece under discussion is, though, definitely not plain prose; so musical-wise, we have the beginnings of a start here. I am referring to Tim Wise's furious rant on Daily Kos the other day under the title "An Open Letter to the... Read More
Biggest race shakedown ever.
I'm not easily shocked by cynicism, dishonesty, and moral cowardice from politicians. I lived through the Clinton administration, didn't I? I must say, though, that this Pigford business has left me wondering whether there is anything on earth our congresscritters won't do so long as the doing of it (a) will enrich the Trial Lawyers... Read More
A Q&A with Jared Taylor.
Jared Taylor is the originator and editor of the American Renaissance website and monthly newsletter, which offer news, reviews, and opinions from a race-realist perspective. AR's 2010 annual conference last February was sabotaged by leftists phoning in death threats to employees of the conference hotel. Nothing daunted, Jared has scheduled the 2011 conference for this... Read More
On January 30, the New York Post took a dig at Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who was accused of “rewriting history” by uttering the following statement about Black History Month: One may fault Michele for falsely attributing slavery’s abolition to the Constitution’s authors. These venerable gentlemen referred to slaves as non-free “persons” but decided not... Read More
Jim Goad, in his comments about the “Fear of an Erudite White,” says just about everything I could have said about Jared Taylor and his new book, which I’m still reading with increasing admiration for its author. I agree that one can’t praise Jared sufficiently for his Southern courtliness, verbal brilliance, and willingness to speak... Read More
And what does being good at politics mean?
Reading Seth Forman's book American Obsession: Race and Conflict in the Age of Obama, I got to the part in Chapter 5 about the 2009 incident in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when major-league professional black guy Henry Louis Gates was arrested trying to break into his own house. Seth Forman points out that: "At the time of... Read More
I haven't, ever, read many things more depressing than this GQ piece about the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas. You may recall the story. It surfaced earlier this year. The March 8 edition of the New York Times reported on "a roundup over the last month of 18 young men and... Read More
Are Asians smart enough to be the new Jews?
A couple of years ago I mooted the notion of an Arctic Alliance, the peoples of north Eurasian origin (Europeans, Russians, Chinese, Japanese), with their 100-or-so mean IQs and low fertility rates, pooling resources to defend their civilizations and territories against demographic inundation from further south: from, that is, the ululating hordes of Islamia with... Read More
I was just reading Eric Dondero's revelations about the time he spent working as personal assistant, campaign co-ordinator, and senior aide to Ron Paul. Dondero denies or plays down Paul's rumored offenses against political correctness, but has a few things to say that are giving liberals the vapors none the less. On homosexuality, for example.... Read More
The madness of our age.
Here is a thing that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said the other day. The subject here is the riots that devastated London and other English cities last summer: Here is a thing that the New York Times said on Tuesday, March 20. The subject here is the shootings at a school in Toulouse,... Read More
Teach your children well.
There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her... Read More
Unlike Rich Lowry’s predictably PC response to John Derbyshire’s controversial article on what parents should tell their kids about race, I was less than “appalled” by it. John’s judgments are not entirely mine, and unlike my good friend I probably would stop (and I hope my grown-up children would stop) for a black person stranded... Read More
Goodness, what a fuss! The topic here is of course my Taki’s Mag column of last week, which has brought me worldwide fame, though no doubt only for the proverbial fifteen minutes. The first and most essential thing to record here is heartfelt, down-on-my-knees-hugging-yours gratitude: • Thanks to the hundreds of readers who have emailed... Read More
There is a story, very likely apocryphal, that shortly after Charles de Gaulle resigned France’s presidency, he and his famously prim wife were entertaining some American guests at their country house. Not all the guests knew French, so conversation was somewhat of a struggle. De Gaulle knew English well, though he rarely spoke it; his... Read More