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From my new book review in Taki’s Magazine:

666,666,666 Immigrants
Steve Sailer

September 23, 2020

Center-left Vox pundit Matthew Yglesias’ new book One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger is actually two contradictory polemics. The book is both a sensible call for making family formation more affordable for younger Americans, and a demented demand for tripling the population of the United States (currently one-third of a billion) via immigration, thus ruining the chances of tens of millions of actual Americans to afford marriage and children.

There’s really no way to reconcile Yglesias’ two requests:

—We should figure out smart ways to make life a little less stressful for Americans so they can have children as well as careers; and

—We should also encourage the rest of the world to crowd into the U.S. and horn in on the birthrights of American citizens.

Yglesias’ main argument for adding 666,666,666 immigrants is that this would help us compete with populous China.

In short, Yglesias seems to imply, America must invite the world in order to invade the world.

Just think of the possibilities! Such as … well … okay, here’s one: If we had two-thirds of a billion more immigrants, we could conscript a humongous army and militarily conquer the world…which would finally give us some place to dump all the teeming masses of immigrants.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. Right up there with 99 Luftballoons as scary polemics.

    • Replies: @donut
    , @Neoconned
  2. Yglesias’ main argument for adding 666,666,666 immigrants is that this would help us compete with populous China.

    Indeed! Look at the world’s most populous countries….China, Pakistan, India, Indonesia. Bangladesh, Nigeria. Why can’t America be more like those fine places? Well, we’re working on it.

    Democratic pundits like Yglesias’ partner at Vox Ezra Klein alternate between boasting that immigration will bury whiteness and complaining that whites are paranoid about being replaced.

    Oh, oh! I know this one! Gaslighting.

    • LOL: Aristotle1, Charon
  3. But he never mentions what I’ve been rudely pointing out to economists since 2006. Miami simultaneously received one of the most potent economic stimuli ever: the 1980–1984 cocaine trafficking boom made world-famous in Scarface and on Miami Vice. Economic studies require that “all else be equal,” but nothing was ever equal to Miami’s cocaine bubble during Card’s study.

    It’s just the bad half of myself (the bigger one, of course), but it sounds pretty reasonable to my ears that Yglesias does not mention the cocaine boom.

    PS
    May this be however it is – Matthew Yglesias way of thinking big is over the top.

    • Replies: @Altai
  4. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:

    Rootless cosmopolitan writing about economics and public policy for Slate.

    • Thanks: Coemgen, TWS
  5. guest says:

    Is this book ghostwriten or at least heavily edited? And I mean edited to within a millimeter of its life.

    Because I have read enough Matty Y. in tweet and blog form to know he’s nigh-illiterate. And though he theoretically could be better long-form, he’d have to be almost a different person to be intelligible.

    Unless you happen to be fluent in nonsense.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
  6. The book is both a sensible call for making family formation more affordable for younger Americans, and a demented demand for tripling the population of the United States

    They will push more mass 3rd world immigration. They want new states admitted as soon as possible. The electoral college is on their hit list. Of course, they want to pack the Supreme Court too.

    One solution is for Red-Staters to encourage the break up of the USA. A few on the Left already agree (Calexit). A key concern would be who gets the nukes. But the Calexit guy I heard didn’t care about the military.

    Will Red-Staters strike while the iron is hot?

    • Agree: Hun
    • Replies: @Corn
    , @Neoconned
    , @Reg Cæsar
  7. neutral says:

    If this really did happen then the bulk of the immigrants would come from Africa. That being the case then a billion population America would be over 50% black. Ignoring the question of if such a land could really win a war with more advanced countries such as China, would there be a will to invade the world? One thing that one can praise Africa for is the low number of cross border wars, it probably has part to do with them not having the capacity to wage major invasions of other lands, but it also has to do with the fact that the typical Africa strongman really is more interested in living in luxury instead of being a conqueror.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    , @Neoconned
  8. Anon[163] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    A big scandal is brewing. An audit of admissions at UC uncovered 64 admissions at four campuses that were influenced by “inappropriate factors” over the past six years (last year there were 150,000 admissions to the UC system). The factors included connections to donors or staff and athletes who had little athletic talent.

    In addition, 400 athletes participated in their sport only during their freshman year.

    This audit was more detail than the nine-campus audit done last year that found 2 inappropriate admissions.

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-22/uc-fails-prevent-admissions-fraud-state-audit

    ——

    Jeez, compared to affirmative action and “holistic” admissions, this is such small fry. And we don’t even know the extent to which these 42 were unqualified. Maybe they are doing better than the holistics.

  9. Yglesias’ main argument for adding 666,666,666 immigrants is that this would help us compete with populous China.

    More cannon fodder for wars of Israeli aggression.

    Seriously, Yglesias argues, we couldn’t have won WWII or the Cold War without a big population.

    So what if we didn’t? How, in any way, did the life of the average American citizen improve after winning those wars? What’d we get out of it?

    Democratic pundits like Yglesias’ partner at Vox Ezra Klein alternate between boasting that immigration will bury whiteness and complaining that whites are paranoid about being replaced.

    I wonder what Yglesias and Klein have in common.

  10. The young Yglesias appears to be getting red-pilled.

  11. @JohnnyWalker123

    During those wars, the average citizen’s life did improve.

    • Replies: @bomag
  12. Altai says:

    Of course, those Chinese will be overwhelmingly Han and indigenous minority groups. But mostly Han people with a sense of common history, common purpose and common destiny along with a likely authoritarian government capable of making long-term geopolitical decisions and being composed of actual members of said ethnicity. They will see their ability to outperform ‘diverse’ Western opponents and welcome Yglesias’ plan.

    Along with a increasing rather than decreasing gini coefficient. China will become more unified, more confident with less internal political strife and problems.

    And since China is a famously uninvadable land empire, it hardly makes sense to cheer numbers of citizens compared to them, or, even more pathetically, having just slightly more than them, particularly since the story since the industrial revolution has been that people don’t matter as much as their productive potential mediated through technology and industrial advancement. And people like Yglesias cheered giving all that away to China who now are at the forefront of industrial output and may yet secure for themselves a more advanced industrial system.

    It’s a bit like the endless searching for a problem for circumcision to be the solution for, with uncircumcised men generally indifferent and circumcised men being the ones always at the forefront of seeing if this new disease will be cured by it.

    Yglesias, like some circumcised men has his ego tied up in being an immigrant and so he has to find some problem for which immigrants are the solution. I see this a lot, even with cynical or well educated immigrants or nominally left-wing ones who sound like the Wall Street Journal talking about ‘the working age ratio’ when really their ego is tied up in their self-consciousness of being an immigrant. What’s different with Yglesias as can be gleamed by every photograph of him which makes him look spectacularly autistic or vacant, is that he is so lacking in self-reflection that he takes his ideas to their logical ends and advocates for 600 million immigrants because the economy or China or I don’t know whatever.

    If Yglesias meant what he was talking about, then America could just declare all people on Earth US citizens, they’d become Americas just like Yglesias did and America would reign supreme. But somehow, he needs them all to come to America to become Americans, presumably because America is full of Americans who will force the newcomers to conform. But what if he succeeds and it isn’t full of Americans anymore?

  13. The propaganda of the rising threat of White nationalism will have to he dialed up a notch in the coming years to keep this rainbow coalition together.

    Similar things happening in the UK, there was a split between Indians and Pakistanis with the Indians defecting to the Conservative party due to Labour’s stance on Kashmir, which itself was being pushed by the Pakistanis.

    It’s always hilarious when the media go on about foreign interference from the Russians, will they address the foreign interference regarding diaspora politics, or do expect us to believe those people are just as British, French and German as James, Pierre and Hans?

  14. @JohnnyWalker123

    More cannon fodder for wars of Israeli aggression.

    If people like Ilhan Omar are to go by, there will be more of a tendency to oppose such foreign conflict, multi-racialism could actually turn America into a more peaceful country as far as the world is concerned, it will be like the UN within, where nothing actually gets done!

    I wonder what Yglesias and Klein have in common.

    They are both atheists?

    • Replies: @TWS
    , @bomag
  15. he needs them all to come to America to become Americans, presumably because America is full of Americans who will force the newcomers to conform. But what if he succeeds and it isn’t full of Americans anymore?

    – even better for him, see? His logic, though. Sigh.

  16. Altai says:
    @Dieter Kief

    Judging from pictures he seems to be on the spectrum. He can’t empathise with other people so tends to gravitate to big abstract ideas when it comes to politics. He seems to be self-conscious about being from an immigrant background or Jewish so his lack of self-reflection or empathy causes him to advocate for turbo immigration in order to build some insane abstract country with a massive population.

    It doesn’t matter that his ancestors have been in America a long time. He is an immigrant at heart, at identity. He never left Ellis Island.

  17. @Altai

    Just one quibble: “China is a famously uninvadable land empire”

    Huh.

    The Xiong-nu, the Mongols, the Khitai, the Manchus, the British and the Japanese would all like to have a word with you. Not to mention internal invaders like the White Lotus, the Sogdai, the Turks, and the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace.

    What on earth do you think the Sung Dynasty was, if not a strategic retreat in the face of an admitted foreign invasion? You need to brush up a bit, I’d start with Su-ma Ch’ien.

  18. @Anon

    Thanks. I couldn’t figure out from the article if these 64 admitted Bad Admits across 4 campuses over 6 years (or about 2.7 per campus per year) were:

    A. Rick Singer – type corruption where somebody bribed the Sailing Coach to admit a dumb kid who is terrified of water or if

    B. they were, say, David Geffen calling up the President of UCLA and saying, “You know that $250 million I gave you to name the UCLA Medical School after me? Well, the markets have been good and I’m feeling the need for a little immortality via my edifice complex again. But, while I’m thinking about that, I wanted to mention by niece’s son. A great kid, a huge UCLA sports fan, but maybe not the kind who will outcompete all these Asian geniuses on the SAT. But, still, he’d really love to be a Bruin. You know what I’m saying?”

    I want to write a 1980s style teen comedy screenplay called the Bad News Heirs about a bunch of rich dorks who get admitted to UCLA under false pretences that they are great athletes: one’s the second string placekicker even though he tends to fall down anytime he tries anything athletic, but then the first stringer gets hurt in the USC game and he gets sent on the field to kick the game winning chipshot field goal from the 9 yard line.

    And a few have been admitted to the Sailing Team despite being seasick as soon as they set foot on the dock. The FBI agent investigating, a fervent UCLA alum, says he won’t send their actress moms to prison if they can prove they deserved admission by beating the #1 ranked Stanford sailing team coached by Bond Villainish Silicon Valley billionaire Lanny Emerson (played by Robert Downey Jr.).

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-bad-news-heirs/

  19. 22pp22 says:

    I am not American and I don’t live there, but given that Americans really, really hate each other, I can’t see the United States remaining a united country much longer. With the US gone, the next century is going to be a first-class sh1t-show. It didn’t have to be this way. ‘Men’ like Mr Yglesias won’t know what’s hit them.

  20. @Altai

    I see this a lot, even with cynical or well educated immigrants or nominally left-wing ones who sound like the Wall Street Journal talking about ‘the working age ratio’ when really their ego is tied up in their self-consciousness of being an immigrant.

    They do this as they realise opposition to immigration has racial undertones to it. On one hand they have citizenship, so they should theoretically be looking out for the best interests of all citizens, and immigration restriction would be one such thing, but since they are a different kind of citizen, they correctly see opposition to immigration as opposition to people like them.

    Hence we have this rationalisation of “we are all immigrants” (this absurdity is now gaining ground even in the UK) as a way of projecting their own situation onto the native population

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  21. @Steve Sailer

    I want to write a 1980s style teen comedy screenplay called the Bad News Heirs

    Doctor Sailer, your laughing cure is great, thank you!

    (My head (while sending sweet waves of warm fun to my center and the extremities) spun out a drugged up scene, where these seasickness-inducing docks are welded into a labyrinth of sorts, in which a thunderstorm of biblical proportions is twirling rainbows, boats, and girls and stuff around, with the cool FBI agent the only one who is – horribile dictu – able to still check meticulously what’s going on).

  22. Kronos says:

    The Chapo Trap House (a Bernie Bro Podcast) take on the book is also both funny and informative.

    It helps point out the overlap between Trump and Sanders over the so-called “centre.” You have Sailer and CTH ripping on this stupid idea for similar reasons.

    • Thanks: Neoconned
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  23. Good one, Steve. Much, much better than Razib’s in NRO. It’s nice that, gentlemanly as you are, you can take the kid gloves off and call a spade a spade ( “an act of aggression”) at the end.

  24. @Kent Nationalist

    Maybe not compete, but China is a real threat. We should be worried about them. They are totalitarian and expansionist in addition to having serious domestic issues that their leadership might think a war would be a good way to deal with.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @dfordoom
  25. TTSSYF says:
    @22pp22

    Yes, our differences are irreconcilable. We need an amicable divorce, which could preclude guerrilla war, if not open civil war. In the meantime, I and many people I know are quietly self-sorting into lightly populated areas of the country where we are surrounded by like-minded people and can live with a certain amount of peace.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  26. Altai says:

    America has always been good at integrating new immigrants to white middle class life scripts and values.

  27. Little Ronnie Unzie agrees with Yglesias Steve. Read his stupid columns. I guess you owe him for letting you publish here, but he’s so smaht that he knows all those cholo immigrants are natural conservatives.

    Read Uznie’s latest coluimn about his beloved cholos and affirmative action,,,They don’t want affirmative action… only a small polled number do according to Unz… that small number is 41 percent according to little Ronnie.. Ron is such a fuking genius that he can determine that 41 percent is really a small number… it is incredible how the stupid little twit bends over to support his notion that Cholos are magical for America!!

    So you probably are in the wrong forum to point out the lunacy of open borders and unfettered immigration with lil Ronnie’s here.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  28. Pericles says:

    OK, so where exactly do these 666 million that will save you come from? Does Yglesias provide a handy list?

    Arabs … 50 million, Nigerians … 25 million, Congolese … 25 million, Indians … 100 million, Chinese … 100 million, Indonesians … 25 million, Latin Americans … 75 million, Jews … 6 million, and so on.

  29. @Anon

    Thanks. I couldn’t figure out from the article if these 64 admitted Bad Admits across 4 campuses over 6 years (or about 2.7 per campus per year) were:

    A. Rick Singer – type corruption where somebody bribed the Sailing Coach to admit a dumb kid who is terrified of water or if

    B. they were, say, David Geffen calling up the President of UCLA and saying, “You know that $250 million I gave you to name the UCLA Medical School after me? Well, the markets have been good and I’m feeling the need for a little immortality via my edifice complex again. But, while I’m thinking about that, I wanted to mention by niece’s son. A great kid, a huge UCLA sports fan, but maybe not the kind who will outcompete all these Asian geniuses on the SAT. But, still, he’d really love to be a Bruin. You know what I’m saying?”

    I want to write a 1980s style teen comedy screenplay called the Bad News Heirs about a bunch of rich dorks who get admitted to UCLA under false pretences that they are great athletes: one’s the second string placekicker even though he tends to fall down anytime he tries anything athletic, but then the first stringer gets hurt in the USC game and he gets sent on the field to kick the game winning chipshot field goal from the 9 yard line.

    And a few have been admitted to the Sailing Team despite being seasick as soon as they set foot on the dock. The FBI agent investigating, a fervent UCLA alum, says he won’t send their actress moms to prison if they can prove they deserved admission by beating the #1 ranked Stanford sailing team coached by Bond Villainish Silicon Valley billionaire Lanny Emerson (played by Robert Downey Jr.).

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-bad-news-heirs/

    • Replies: @Travis
  30. The average Han Chinese has an IQ of close to 103. So the plan is to compete with them by making America the dumping ground for the world’s rejects and misfits, most of whom have an IQ close to room temperature. Plus they have no marketable work skills, and don’t speak English.

    What could go wrong?

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon, J.Ross
  31. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:

    Would it not be better to refer to it as “666 Million” immigrants?

  32. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @22pp22

    I am not American and I don’t live there, but given that Americans really, really hate each other,

    What are you seeing that makes you think Americans hate each other?

    • Replies: @22pp22
  33. anon[205] • Disclaimer says:

    Democratic pundits like Yglesias’ partner at Vox Ezra Klein alternate between boasting that immigration will bury whiteness and complaining that whites are paranoid about being replaced.

    It’s like Yglesias and Klein have some kind of weird compulsion to destroy these kinds of societies.

    I mean, whether they even want to or not. It’s like ants. They don’t really “like” to build all those tunnels and do all that stuff. They just do it because that’s what ants do. They can’t really do anything else.

    It’s unusual, is what it is.

    • Replies: @anon
  34. El Dato says:
    @Altai

    From “The Dosadi Experiment” to “The Yglesias Experiment”.

    DO IT!

  35. Aardvark says:

    There would have to be a huge relaxation in zoning laws or more cities ala China style would have to be created in the middle of nowhere.
    It is well known that restrictive zoning laws have an effect on land/housing prices so getting to affordable housing might be a bit of a stretch. However at the rate NYC is emptying out, they could at least take a fraction of that amount.

    The other problem is that I think the U.S. is in the list of the top countries fostering automation in just about anything, so where would all these people work? Just have the Central Bank print money for them?

    • Replies: @Dacian Julien Soros
  36. Add Rowan Sweeney’s name to Cannon Hinnant’s.

    https://www.unz.com/sbpdl/his-name-is-rowan-sweeney-white-four-year-old-randomly-shot-and-murdered-by-black-male-with-criminal-history/

    Doesn’t sound very random to me. His mother was apparently holding him.

  37. Here’s a link to an article that argues the exact opposite of Yglesias. Money quote:

    Migration is an ancient human phenomenon. Its impact on global warming is best viewed through the concept of an Ecological Footprint (EF), which creates a sort of ecological balance sheet. Supply, expressed as a number of hectares (a hectare is 2.1 acres), represents the sustainable limit of the Earth’s resources (biocapacity) available to us: fish stocks, forests, agricultural soil capacity, and so on. Demand is a measurement of the surface area needed to satisfy the current rates of human resource consumption. Ecological overshoot occurs in a deficit situation, where human consumption demand outstrips the Earth’s sustainable resource supply. Current calculations indicate the earth contains an average 2.1 hectares of biocapacity per human, but that overall human consumption requires 2.7 hectares. This is an ecological overshoot of nearly 30% and is unsustainable. Décroissance aims to balance the Earth’s ecological budget by both lowering demand on resources and to develop technologies to make use of resources more efficiently. This rebalancing will happen either by disaster or by design. This choice is still in our hands.

    Currently, economic migration encourages people from less advanced nations to migrate toward wealthy nations. This increases economic growth statistics in wealthy nations and serves to boost overall consumption. For example, Guatemala currently has an EF of only 1.8 hectares; by comparison, the U.S.’s is 8.3 hectares. Migrating from the less-advanced nations toward the wealthy ones contributes to global ecological overshoot. Migrants’ EFs increase as they adapt to their new homes. In contrast, ecological migration prefers that people from wealthy countries move to those with lower standards of living, since this means the migrant’s EF will inevitably decrease. This is migration in the right direction.

    https://commonedge.org/toward-a-green-folkhem-climate-change-as-if-social-justice-matters/

  38. Anon7 says:

    There are just too many people who get exactly what they want from unlimited 666 immigration into the (formerly) United States:

    – True Leftist Democrats get rid of the white majority that stubbornly refuse to accept their Stalinist vision, replacing it with low IQ immigrants that vote Democrat for benefits (how else will they live here) and have always known totalitarian government.

    – Government employees become more numerous, and they all keep voting to make government bigger, at every level, city, county, state, federal.

    – White people expunge themselves, which will at last assuage their guilt for existing and creating 1619 America.

    – The world’s investors will have what they believe is a safe place to park their money for growth. The underpopulated (compared to other 1st world nations) US will at last fill up with people, who will all need stuff at the rate that Americans need stuff (4x? 10x?) compared to the rest of the world.

    Did I leave anyone out?

    • Replies: @Anon7
  39. Anon7 says:

    Even small towns in (formerly) America will soon have thousands of immigrants underfoot, if they don’t already.

    If you want to know what it will be like, read about the city of Procopia, in Italo Calvino’s brilliant Invisible Cities:

    Each year in the course of my travels I stop at Procopia and take lodgings in the same room in the same inn. Ever since the first time I have lingered to contemplate the landscape to be seen by raising the curtain at the window: a ditch, a bridge, a little wall, a medlar, a field of corn, a bramble patch with blackberries, a chicken yard, the yellow hump of a hill, a white cloud, a stretch of blue sky shaped like a trapeze.

    The first time I am sure there was no one to be seen; it was only the following year that, at a movement among the leaves, I could discern a round, flat face, gnawing on an ear of corn. A year later there were three of them on the wall, and at my return I saw six, seated in a row, with their hands on their knees and some medlars in a dish.

    Each year, as soon as I entered the room, I raised the curtain and counted more faces: sixteen, including those down in the ditch; twenty-nine, of whom eight were perched in the medlar; forty-seven, besides those in the chicken house. They look alike, they seem polite, they have freckles on their cheeks, they smile, some have lips stained by blackberries. Soon I saw the whole bridge filled with round-faced characters, huddled, because they had no more room to move in; they chomped the kernels of corn, then they gnawed on the ears.

    And so, as year followed year, I saw the ditch vanish, the tree, the bramble patch, hidden by hedges of calm smiles, between round cheeks, moving, chewing leaves. You have no idea how many people can be contained in a confined space like that little field of corn, especially when they are seated, hugging their knees, motionless. They must have been many more than they seemed: I saw the hump of the hill become covered with a thicker and thicker crowd; but now that the ones on the bridge have got into the habit of straddling one another’s shoulders, my gaze can no longer reach that far.

    This year, finally, as I raise the curtain, the window frames only an expanse of faces: from one corner to the other, at all levels and all distances, those round, motionless, entirely flat faces are seen, with a hint of smile, and in their midst, many hands, grasping the shoulders of those in front. Even the sky has disappeared. I might as well leave the window.

    Not that it is easy for me to move. There are twenty-six of us lodged in my room: to shift my feet I have to disturb those crouching on the floor, I force my way among the knees of those seated on the chest of drawers and the elbows of those taking turns leaning on the bed: all very polite people, luckily.

  40. “Yglesias argues, we couldn’t have won WWII or the Cold War without a big population.”

    What Yglesias is too ignorant or too dense to comprehend, is that if FDR, conniving behind the scene with Churchill and smearing the so called “Isolationists, had been unsuccessful, there would have been no WWII for the U.S. to have to win and no Cold War to worry about either.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
  41. @Anon

    The report’s standard for “improperly admitted” is that both of the admissions office’s application readers said “reject”, but the kid got in anyway.

    The report studiously avoids giving away any genuinely useful information, like how those 64 kids’ SAT scores compared to the campus average.

    Expect the press to seize on this report as a tool to “prove” that white people are the real affirmative action babies.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer, bomag
  42. @Steve Sailer

    David Geffen calling up the President of UCLA and saying, “You know that $250 million I gave you to name the UCLA Medical School after me? Well, the markets have been good and I’m feeling the need for a little immortality via my edifice complex again. But, while I’m thinking about that, I wanted to mention by niece’s son. A great kid, a huge UCLA sports fan, but maybe not the kind who will outcompete all these Asian geniuses on the SAT. But, still, he’d really love to be a Bruin. You know what I’m saying?”

    Reminds me of how he’s incorporated ‘iron-clad’ legal permanence to his renaming of Avery Fisher Hall after himself. The guy is so self-absorbed he makes Bloomberg look like a legit philanthropist. As one of many who’s heard the guy’s private language, I wonder if one day some truth or other will come out about him and get him cancelled.

    Everyone here may think he’s untouchable as he sports a couple of notorious shields, but stranger things have happened when the ‘woke grinder’ comes for you. If Avery Fisher does get his revenge one day, I just hope I’m alive to see it.

  43. Kronos says:
    @Altai

    He seems to be self-conscious about being from an immigrant background or Jewish so his lack of self-reflection or empathy causes him to advocate for turbo immigration in order to build some insane abstract country with a massive population.

    It’s all those creditors such a immigration policy would make. Imagine all that usery. So many desperate poor people willing to accept high interest rates.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @J.Ross
    , @Bill Jones
  44. Coag says:

    OT:

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/09/23/politics/ginsburg-supreme-court-repose-clerks/index.html

    From CNN, RBG’s law clerk alumni will be forming an honor guard for her casket. Will this non-black gathering even be legal in this day and age? The only melanin around her casket will be in Indian Brahmins and a couple drops in that Paul Watford guy.

  45. Yglesias’ main argument for adding 666,666,666 immigrants is that this would help us compete with populous China.

    Then what should stop China from importing two billion immigrants in retaliation? Except common sense, of course.

  46. @Steve Sailer

    I would watch that movie in a theater!

  47. For some reason, Tyler Cowen takes this lunatic seriously. Maybe Tyler is actually a lot more crazy than he seems.

    Matt Yglesias on Why the Population is Too Damn Low (Ep. 104)

    https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler/matt-yglesias-tyler-cowen-economics-one-million-americans-e5d298329048

    TYLER COWEN: Hello, everyone. Today, I’m here with Matt Yglesias. Matt needs no introduction, but I should tell you all he has a new and excellent book out, called One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger. Matt, welcome.

    • Replies: @anon
  48. TWS says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    How does importing Somali warlords make America, ‘peaceful’? What country in the world has been made peaceful by islam except in the Genghis Khan sense?

  49. tanabear says:

    Yglesias’ main argument for adding 666,666,666 immigrants is that this would help us compete with populous China.

    India already has over a billion people, so why can’t they compete with China?

  50. Coemgen says:

    The U.S. Constitution applies to U.S. citizens and their posterity. Efforts made to deny U.S. citizens their posterity (via destruction of habitat etc.) have triggered a constitutional crisis. Where is the ACLU?

    Assuming the U.S. is underpopulated and we wish to sustain a republic under rule-of-law, what do we need to do? Shall we continue in the “Idiocracy” model where intelligent people overthink about procreation until they until they are unable to procreate? Should we adopt the Mediterranean model where extended families live under the same roof? Any other ideas?

    Of course, is the U.S. really “dangerously underpopulated?”

  51. If I was to devise a way to cripple China as a geopolitical adversary and military peer, I can think of little more devious than convincing the Chinese to import 666,666,666 units of biomass from the third world in a short period of time. And this is without the added handicap of an existing balkanized ethnic and class politics into which these units of biomass will be welcomed.

  52. That was another great Taki article, in which you put a number of your good ideas together. I got the assimilation part, re the Chinese and had to write on this. Even if the multicultural crap and the anti-white crap weren’t pushed by the American Establishment every day, assimilation doesn’t work well with large numbers.

    In response, one could bring up the Germans, the E. Europeans, including Jews, the Irish, and the Italians of the great immigration wave of 1880 through 1921 (from what I read immigration was curtailed quite a bit just before Silent Cal’s signing of the 1924 act). Yeah, but:

    a) Some of these groups never really assimilated completely to American/British values of old. Even the Germans, probably the best of them, don’t they lean more Socialist and authoritarian? The Scandinavians, fine immigrants of course, had their weird-ass Socialist parties in the upper Midwest.

    b) It took a long time. It took a 41 year break, though arguably one could say that the 1st of them had assimilated by the 1920’s (let’s forget the imported anarchists and such) and at least most by the time of WWII.

    c) Those immigrants of way back were a hell of a lot less foreign than those of the invasion since 1965. In fact, you can’t point them out by face. Maybe that shouldn’t matter, but it does. I know a Chinese lady who says she really can’t relate to many American women because she can’t tell what they are thinking from their faces at all. (That’s a woman thing anyway, as what’s wrong with plain talk – that doesn’t always work either for some nationalities – it’s all about saving face and stuff.)

  53. @Altai

    Yglesias is 3/4 Ashkenazi, and 1/3 Iberian by way of Cuba. It’s an interesting mix.

    I can’t help but see Ralph Wiggum when I see his picture.

    His personal background – NYC UES raised, Dalton to Harvard, a series of easy jobs at lefty rags – doesn’t really speak of someone who knows much about anything having to do with the life of the Nation before accounting for any active hostilities handed down to him. You imagine that the old New Yorker cover “View of the World from 9th Avenue” probably accurately describes his worldview at this point – New Jersey and West is all empty, so why not fill it with 666,666,666 new diverse “Americans?”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Cortes
  54. @Steve Sailer

    I agree with Dieter. That’s some funny stuff that would make a great movie. I am sorry, Steve, about giving you shit about celebrity worship and that in that other thread. It’s one of your things, and since you are a very valuable writer with lots of insight I’ll try not to criticize the small points.

    Still, are you really worried about Carbon “emissions”? Just using that word is falling for the trap of treating a natural component gas of the atmosphere as pollution. I didn’t really appreciate that part. As far as the environment as a whole, yes, anyone who gives a damn about having some pristine wilderness left, and a generally clean country at all, is a complete lying hypocrite if he supports this Billion Americans idea. China is Exhibit A of the problem. The Sierra Club is Exhibit A of the lying hypocrisy.

    As you wrote though, this Yglesias guy doesn’t care about that. We should all live like him and be happy – hopefully without one of those knockout punches that was apparently OK with him. Here’s another thing regarding your imprinting part: I think that goes with regional accents too (maybe becoming a thing of the past, the way this “diversity” is going). If you moved to a different region or different country after 10 years old, you’d have to have made a special effort or you will not have picked up the new accent, though maybe lost the old one.

    Thank you for bringing up The 2 Income Trap and that kind of thinking, too. Competition from the cheap labor of immigrants is probably the major factor, but the evil of feminism has changed family formation for the worse. It’s the Communist way: First, do harm, by destroying the nuclear family. You can’t blame immigration for feminsim, well, at least not this 2nd wave.

  55. Escher says:
    @Altai

    Battling the Crips and MS13. Another job Americans just won’t do.

  56. Anonymous[410] • Disclaimer says:

    666,666,666

  57. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Matt Yglesias’s head *strongly* resembles a hardboiled egg, with a crudely drawn ‘caricature’ face, beard and glasses daubed upon it?

    On second thoughts, I prefer the egg – and its political opinions.

    • LOL: Abe
  58. @Altai

    Isn’t it funny how our competitor thinks Yglesias’s idea is so stupid that it’s actually going to let its population decline?

    Isn’t it fascinating that Yglesias highlights this fact but doesn’t address the contradiction?

    Isn’t it horrifying that the government of Canada is going to triple the country’s population by the end of the century?

  59. How many non Jewish immigrants does he think Israel should take? Right wing media should be asking him that question every time he brings up his one billion Americans idea.

    • Agree: Calvin Hobbes
  60. This is the perfect grift book

    It flatters and justifies all the factions of the establishment while pissing off the little people to generate buzz

    Pure moneyball. Have to respect

  61. Stick says:

    If WWIII is all about Bio Weapons then China Wins. That was the subtle message in Xi’s shot fired across our and the world’s bow. The problem is China has painted itself into a corner with the one child policy and the pressure to deliver to the 900M peasants who have received little improvement in their lives will begin to put internal pressure on the Communist Aristocrats. America has learned that you don’t need to import Americans, its best to roll your own.

  62. Bugg says:

    Does he bring up the Holy Grail of all immigration advocates; increases in GDP? What they never account for is more people means more poor people. That means more crime. Also, the wage ladder gets some more rungs added at the bottom for everyone. More crowding in housing and more pollution. They never square their love of their new Green Deal with all that.

    Lower end Latino immigrants are not very tidy. Tucker Carlson has described fishing on his local rivers which were recently litter free and are now a total dump. Go to any park in the north east on a Monday morning to see how Latinos treat la Madre Tierra.

    GDP is not the only measure of a society. In fact quality of life is a much better indicator. Japan may be experiencing a drop in GDP commensurate with a drop in population, but more resources spread over fewer people is a good thing. This is never addressed by immigration advocates.

    As to the love of cities, post COVID densely populated urban areas may go the way of the dinosaur. And being run by idiots like Warren Wilhelm makes using broadband way more reasonable than face to face business.

  63. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m old enough to remember a time – when it was a greater deal less populated than it is today, mind – that when China’s mega population was the object of, variously, horror, fear,shock, contempt, ridicule, incredulity, but never but emulation.
    Surely, all persons of a certain age remember ‘jokes’ such as ‘what would happen if the entire population of China all decided to jump off the ground in perfect synchronisation?’, supposedly mega earthquakes, tsunamis, orbital aberration etc would all ensue.

  64. anon[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I wonder what Yglesias and Klein have in common.

    The letters “e” and “i” just pop right out of their names!

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  65. ariel says:

    in 4-5 years the chinese population will start to decline, the fertility rate of China is just 1.5 and they have almost no immigration

    • Replies: @Travis
  66. @22pp22

    Men like Mr Iglesias have multiple backup countries to flee to, as do his backers. These vipers will never face the consequences of their actions

    • Agree: notsaying
  67. ariel says:

    also the chinese diaspora in USA,UK,Canada,Australia,Singapore and Malaysia is below replacement rate and have a high degree of intermarriage

    • Replies: @3g4me
  68. Barnard says:

    Indeed, the book would have been more engaging if Yglesias had shared more personal anecdotes. As a normal home-owning husband and father, he’s a good guide to the economic frustrations facing younger Americans.

    Doesn’t Yglesias owe almost everything he has to a trust fund and family connections? What economic frustrations does he have that he would share with the average American? We have an oversupply of pundits shaping public opinion at places like Vox who are trust fund babies immune to the financial pressures the rest of us middle class whites have to live with. His life’s work is essentially meaningless, yet he never has to worry about staying employed.

  69. guest007 says:
    @Anon

    When discussing college sports one needs to understand how the scholarships and recruitment work.

    There are limits on how many scholarships each sports has to offer players and whether the sport is a head court sport where a player either gets a full scholarship or nothing; or is a partial scholarship sport.

    http://scholarshipstats.com/ncaalimits.html

    Many sports require more players than the team has scholarships such as baseball program than as 11.7 scholarships at Division I level but can have 24 players. At many schools very few freshman players get scholarships. They get an offer to try out for the team and if they do well, they may get a partial scholarship their sophomore year. That is the side door that Rick Singer figured out how to exploit. Of course, this is only at Division I schools.

    At Division III schools, there is no scholarship but players can be given help in admission. I heard the president of Trinity College refer to this help in admission as a “tip” or tipping the scales for the athlete. After the Varsity Blues scandal, the Division III schools with selective admission had to go their own review to figure out if any coaches where selling tips.

    Since the admission is the real benefit for the non-scholarship students, it is easy for players to walk away from being an athlete. Many students get to college and try to reestablish their high school lives. Most of those students find out that they do not have the time to be a full time athletes and compete at a competitive university such as UC-San Diego. Also, many majors are not compatible with being a college athletes such as hard sciences, engineering, nursing, etc.

    Also, in discussing whether college athletes should be paid, wouldn’t it be better to create more full scholarships for athletes who are probably real students at all schools rather than paying the starting football players at Alabama and the starting basketball players at Kentucky?

    I wish Steve would start a new thread along these lines since the sports media, and ESPN in particular, have been horrible on the reporting of how college athletics really works.

  70. Wilkey says:
    @Kent Nationalist

    China’s current role in the world economy appears to be providing a lot of cheap, servile labor in one (relatively) well-organized (and extremely authoritarian) country that can produce lots of cheap shit for richer countries. It also bears the brunt of much of the pollution created by this manufacturing.

    So what Yglesias appears to be arguing is that America needs a lot more cheap, servile labor, more pollution, and more authoritarianism. Which is supposed to benefit current Americans…somehow.

    Seriously, do these people even read their other shit?

    “We need to protect the environment. We need to raise living standards for the poor. And we need to admit tens or hundreds of millions of more immigrants to increase sprawl, increase water shortages, pollute our water, soil and skies, and reduce wages for Americans in order to do that!”

    I have no doubt that Yglesias is smart. He is almost certainly smarter than me. But there’s this sense that he has all the intelligence of a 1950s American communist about him. An intelligence that can grasp a great number of amazing facts, but fails to do what a perfectly average person can do, which is rip to shreds the logic of Communism in about five seconds.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @Abe
    , @Dumbo
  71. Travis says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Would make a great film. Sad that comedies cannot get funding today. Not enough young whites in America to make them very profitable anymore. Asians do not get our humor and Hispanics would rather see action movies.

    • Replies: @guest007
  72. @Altai

    “He[Yglesias] never left Ellis Island.”

    Hell. He never left Odessa or Vilnius.

    Let’s run a pilot experiment. We’ll flood Israel with 100,000,000 immigrants, (mostly poor Africans), and we’ll see how things work out. Oh, and we run the experiment with no support from outside to keep the country afloat.

    On the bright side, with 100,000,000 plus Israelis, they won’t need us to fight their wars for them but can fight their neighbors themselves. With 100,000,000 new citizens they’ll even have enough people to invade Iran.

  73. anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kronos

    It’s all those creditors such a immigration policy would make. Imagine all that usery. So many desperate poor people willing to accept high interest rates.

    I was just thinking his advocacy for the undermining of his host nation certainly conforms to the negative Jewish stereotype for unintentional tragicomic effect.

    It’s the Jewish equivalent to a black person in blackface, overalls, porkpie hat, with a banjo under one arm, and a watermelon on the other, reacting to a ghost.

    It’s only funny because of the lack of self-consciousness. Otherwise tragic.

    Aren’t there any Jews in positions of social leadership who tell their whack cases to tone their shit down?

    Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it… indeed!

  74. There is one way to reconcile those two points: massively reduce standards of living and expectations for your children.

  75. Jack D says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The news story says that there were 17 applicants with ties to donors (your type B applicants) and 22 who were admitted as athletes despite having demonstrated little athletic talent (type A). There could be overlap between the two, but assuming no overlap, then there were another 25 who were type C – “ties to highly placed staff” – the Dean’s nephew. Split up among these 3 groups, you are talking about an average of less than 1 of each type per year per campus.

    This doesn’t really strike me as a major problem compared, for example to affirmative action for black people at Harvard where 15% of each class is now black and 14 out of 15 of that group are being admitted “over more qualified applicants” to use the report’s terminology. That’s a beam and this report is concerning itself with motes.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
  76. CMC says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Maybe splice it with Dodgeball. It’s the sports false pretenses with a twist.

    The rich, but really nice and fundamentally good kids are fraudulently made out to be really good at a certain sport. But the sport doesn’t currently exist as a scholarship or even a club sport when they apply. The scam is they’re applying as jocks for a sport that the big great prestigious university is _thinking about_ starting up next year —or, better yet, some vague year in the future. That gets the kids in. Then, voila, the U changes it’s mind and decides against that sport, and the kids are discouraged and grow out of it and weren’t so attached to it after all. And the U pulls this scam year after year.

    But then —thinking ‘Quiz Show’ here, some young prosecutor doggedly runs the scam down.

    So they have to have a multi sport Olympics competition —thinking ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ here, to prove the good rich kid scammers’ bona fides.

  77. @Wilkey

    I have no doubt that Yglesias is smart.

    Really?

    No doubt?

    He is almost certainly smarter than me.

    I’m not so sure.

  78. SMK says: • Website
    @Altai

    The US will soon be a country in which no Republican will ever be elected president again and Democrats will rule the House and Senate with ever-increasing and increasingly nonwhite-majorities. If Trump is re-elected, he’ll almost surely be the last Republican president. If Biden is elected, with Harris as the de facto and then the de jure President, probably in less than a year as Biden is forced to resign due to senility and dementia that is increasingly salient and difficult for the left-wing media to deny and ignore and suppress, and their 4-years in power in an utter disaster, it’s possible that Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, or Tom Cotton will be elected President in 2024. But not likely due to the “great replacement” juggernaut -the transformation of the US into a nonwhite-majority country in which European Americans will be an increasingly dispossessed and persecuted minority with the exception of the rich and affluent who are disproportionately Jewish- that Trump has slowed but not reversed.

    So the US will soon be a left-wing one-party dictatorship, an increasingly radical, extreme, anti-white, pro-black, pro-brown, racial/”gender”/”cultural Marxist” totalitarian dystopia. All this well before the US becomes a nation of 400 million people that is majority-nonwhite. And this lunatic wants an invasion of over 600 million legal and illegal aliens to turn the US into a country of over 1 billion people.

    And what percentage and number of these immigrants will be blacks from sub-Saharan Africa; 70 or 80 or even 90 percent, 400 or 500 or even 600 million? So the US he wants and envisions will be majority-black and ruled by blacks from the mayors on down in hundreds of cities to the governors of most states to the Presidency and the House and Senate and Supreme Court and federal judiciary and bureaucracy. Imagine what that would entail in respect to anarcho-tyranny, crime, especially black-on-white violence, poverty, criminal justice, jails, prisons, etc. Imagine the hell this would be for for whites not only in jails and prisons but in every state and almost every city.

  79. Alden says:

    Yglesias forgets that the average Han IQ is 105 and the average IQ of all the mestizo Arab afghani Indian Cambodian Indonesian Brown and beige immigrants plus American blacks is probably about 90.

    Then there’s not just labor discipline, but civic discipline. American labor discipline is effective. But civic discipline is non existent as proven by the condition of our great cities, the well organized riots, the public schools run by black thug students and the high crime rate among immigrants.

    I don’t mean just street crime rate. I mean overall crime rate among immigrants ranging from medical billing fraud to rigged gas pumps to mortgage, EBT food card fraud to every kind of crooked corrupt behavior fraudulent behavior among the immigrant population.

    Given that as soon as a new immigrant group arrives. The churches HIA local town federal government sets them up with a community center where the endless whining and grievances are cultivated and people like Ilhan Omar and Kashama Sawant are recruited to be radical politicians the endless divisions will continue.

    I mean, who knew there was an organized Tibetan group in NYC?

    Here’s an example of immigrant typical immigrant petty crookedness that adds up to big profit. Nearby gas station where I always bought gas changed hands Koreans bought it. I continued buying all my gas ther. I always filled up when tank was 1/4 full, always about 9 gallons. Then the amount of gas crept up by 1/2 gallon , 1 gallon. I thought nothing of it at first. But when I was charged for 12.5 gallons I checked to owners manual that stated capacity of gas tank is 11.5 gallons. 2 years later after DAs in several counties coordinated the rigged gas pumps hit the papers and TV news.

    Another example, immigrant dry cleaners that don’t send the clothes to the facility that dips the clothes in the dry cleaning fluid but just irons the dirty clothes. And charges the customers for dry cleaning It’s soon obvious with light colored clothes but they can get away with it for years with black clothes.

    Another example, crab salad that’s mostly shredded halibut. The endless selling of the EBT cards, old people on SSI who are actually 50 instead of 65, on and on immigrant fraud goes

    Think of the medieval European kings who survived by playing the warlord aristocrats against each other. Or all those biographies of Henry Ford relating how he recruited immigrants from all over E Europe who’d warred with other for centuries plus black and White southerners so as to prevent unions. Granted it didn’t work, but the idea was right.

    It’s divide and conquer, the basic Jewish strategy for at least 2,000 years.

    • Agree: HammerJack, Old Prude
  80. @Steve Sailer

    One of the cynical things of prosecuting Aunt Becky for promoting her pretty airheaded daughter’s prospects at a name brand University is that they’re prosecuting the users rather than the dealers.

    I think everyone more or less knows that the Universities peddle inside tracks apart from their official sorting apparatus for the well-connected, and that a way to access the inside tracks is by donations and networking.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @guest007
    , @AnotherDad
  81. Wilkey says:
    @Altai

    Polynesians are, culturally, an interesting cross between Asians and blacks. I live in Utah, where we have a lot of Polynesians but, fortunately, most are Mormon. This means that most Utah Polys aspire to assimilate to a lot of white cultural values. Even then it’s a struggle. Their work ethic is simply not the same. It’s very much an islander work ethic, with the goal being to get by doing as little as possible. Among the men there is also a lot of alpha male syndrome. They don’t like being told what to do.

    But they do like a lot of black culture, mostly the music, and gangs, to some degree. And of course they love football and rugby. There is probably not one Polynesian boy in ten who hasn’t played league football or rugby at some point in his life.

    Fortunately they are still biologically Asian, and thus a lot more reticent than blacks. So they are not nearly as violent (though still more violent than whites), and not nearly as politically obnoxious. They like their lives, they like being Polynesian, and they mostly leave everyone else alone.

    • Replies: @Travis
    , @3g4me
    , @Corn
  82. anon[814] • Disclaimer says:

    How does Glen Beck realistically expect us to manufacture enough Cheetos for that many people?

    How!?

  83. Iggy is the white version of Tennessee Coates. They are both people that progressives think are smart, but aren’t.

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
  84. @Jack D

    Well, that’s the power of The Narrative for you.

    These “journolists” are proving the old dictum that someone whose continued tenure in their job depends upon their not noticing something will not only studiously avoid noticing that something, but will also kick up a huge cloud of dust through misdirection (while also hiding their journalistic malfeasance). That’s a good boy; going the extra mile to reinforce The Narrative!

  85. J.Ross says:

    The Chinese had an enormous number of people when Mao was mass murdering them and when the Empress Dowager forgot what guns were. Their current strength comes from semi-enlightened policy, not numbers. Their numbers are a huge disadvantage and a source of possible instability as different sectors of all those people fail to make the cut to get to the booming coast.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  86. Altai says:
    @Altai

    “There’s good cops too”

    That feeling when an armed Samoan gang member in 1992 is more nuanced towards police when facing Rodney King era LAPD than an upper middle class white young white woman facing the 3020 Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis police.

  87. Anonymous[120] • Disclaimer says:

    One obvious flaw in Yglesias’ thinking:

    A majority third world USA wouldn’t give a damn about Israel – and will be hostile to Jews, who they view as ‘super whites’

  88. as says:

    Jews are terrible at public policy.

  89. In the mid-80s my friend thought he would become a neocon. Eventually, he met with a second-tier but central neocon, and among other things, discussed immigration policy. The neocon wanted most the emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union. When my friend asked, why not work for the emigration of all oppressed people, the neocon said that other people could do that if they wanted to. On immigration policy in general, the neocon said the middle of the U.S. was empty and could accommodate millions more. Further, drastically expanding the population would increase U.S. military might.

    My friend learned what neoconservatism was really about and did not go down that road.

  90. J.Ross says:
    @Kronos

    Wallace Shawn voice: THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFIT ARE CONSIDERABLE!

  91. They also may be thinking that controlling crime and other social malfeasance associated with hundreds of millions of immigrants will be easier after they chip everyone and implement a Chinese style social credit system. They see more of a “1984” future with them as a ruling party while to me “mad max” seems more likely.

  92. Travis says:
    @Wilkey

    why are they in Utah ? Did the Mormons recruit them to come ? If they love Island life so much why would they live so far from the ocean ?

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  93. gman says:

    My favorite from the The Great Awokening episode of Vox’s Weeds

    Yglesias: “My son is 5, when he was 4, we’re trying to explain something about racism and policing and in that naive childish way, he pipes and says ‘it’s a good thing we have light skin then’”

    at the 1:03:20 mark

    https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vdGhld2VlZHM/episode/ZjAyNzAzMjAtMDBlMi0xMWVhLWEzYzgtNmYxNjc3NjZhMTQy?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwjCiIyb1__rAhWDXM0KHZRKCv4QjrkEegQIEBAF&ep=6

  94. Ben Shapiro too. He and Yglesias had a conversation recently where Shapiro stated he was “libertarian” on immigration, i.e. the old “there’s nothing wrong with large scale immigration, just get rid of the welfare state.”

    Anyone who peruses this website knows that the welfare state is not going away in our lifetimes, period, end of discussion. Shapiro knows this, just as he surely knows you can’t have open immigration and a welfare state. So since he obviously knows this, why is he advocating for large(er) scale 3rd world immigration? The most charitable explanation is that Little Benny buys all the blank slate horses**t, but in the real world almost nobody does. Otherwise all those Nice White Ladies looking for sperm donors wouldn’t have a wish list a mile long excruciatingly detailing the qualities the donor must possess, nor would people worry about their neighborhood having “good schools.”

  95. donut says:

    OT : https://www.rt.com/usa/437133-us-sex-disease-rise/

    If I had to bet money on the cause I would bet that this is due to a huge jump in the white girls burning coal (and lots of it) to enthusiastically demonstrate how antiWhite they are . In 20 years as a nurse I never saw a White patient with a dose of the clap . With Negros OTH it was pretty common and a Hx of Syphilis was no rare occurrence . One night I recall two 20 something Negros coming into the ER round about 2:00 AM with Sx of the clap for which they both tested positive and then both refused treatment and left . To paraphrase Rick James “that low IQ is a helluva drug” .

    BTW notice that the stock photo accompanying the story is two White people together not the current white slag with a Negro that the MSM loves to push . I don’t capitalize white when speaking of coal burners because they aren’t White as far as I’m concerned .

    Full disclosure I got the clap in Spain from a whore when I was in the Navy . The next trip to Spain , Barcelona , a lovely town BTW , having failed to learn my lesson I got a case of the crabs . The treatment was rough ; you had to shave the pubic hair off on 1/2 side then set the other side on fire and stab the little fuckers with an ice pic as they fled the flames .

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  96. res says:
    @Anon

    Thanks. This article
    https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/09/23/audit-blasts-admissions-university-california
    has a link to the actual report.
    https://www.auditor.ca.gov/reports/2019-113/sections.html

    It reads more like a press release than a serious study to me. One thing which caught my eye is that most of the report seems to focus on a smallish number of students (say ~100, with a special focus on a few specific cases) while in the middle we run across a mention of ~1500 students not meeting the eligibility requirements across the three campuses.

    Campus | INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS THE CAMPUSES SELECTED FOR ADMISSION
    UC Berkeley | 303
    UCLA | 375
    UC San Diego | 794

    Source: Analysis of applications and admissions data regarding California resident freshman applicants that UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego selected for admission for academic years 2017–18 through 2019–20 and whom did not meet university eligibility requirements.

    Note: We did not include nonresident applicants in the table because university‑approved college preparatory (A-G) coursework is only available in California, making it unlikely that any nonresidents would have been able to meet that eligibility requirement.

    It would be interesting to have some statistics concerning student demographics and which aspects of eligibility were most commonly involved.

    • Replies: @anon
  97. songbird says:

    Why not send Yglesias to India?

  98. syonredux says:

    Germany would have liked to do that using German immigrants in 1917, but the self-righteous WASP ruling class proactively crushed any German-American resistance with heavy-handed assimilation methods, such as banning Beethoven concerts.

    Yeah, The Great War was the turning point. The WASP elite waged a Kulturkampf against German culture in Anglo-America, and German America never recovered.

    Mind you, the WASP elite had cause to be concerned. By the late 19th-early 20th century, German America was starting to produce significant cultural figures, and some of them were not well disposed towards Anglos. For example, HL Mencken and Theodore Dreiser exchanged letters during the First World War about how much they wanted to see Britain crushed and a German viceroy in London. Mencken’s hatred for Anglo-Saxons, both here and in Britain, was particularly virulent:

    That this inferiority is real must be obvious to any impartial observer.

    Whenever the Anglo-Saxon, whether of the English or of the American variety, comes into sharp conflict with men of other stocks, he tends to be worsted, or, at best, to be forced back upon extraneous and irrelevant aids to assist him in the struggle.

    -THE ANGLO-SAXON, Mencken, 1933

    As Bismarck* allegedly observed, the most important fact of modern times is “the inherited and permanent fact that North America speaks English.” Before 1965, the WASP elite wanted to keep it that way.

    *One of Bismarck’s closest friends was the American Historian John Lothrop Motley (History of the United Netherlands, The Rise of the Dutch Republic, etc).

    • Thanks: Charon
  99. @Altai

    If a large population is so important to economic growth, why aren’t US companies investing heavily in Burkina Faso or Nigeria? Plenty of people there.

    The UK dominated the globe with 40 million in the 19th century. There’s one nation even smaller with decisive influence, if not quite de facto control, over academia, social media, publishing, film, internet – the organs of persuasion and propaganda – backed up with a big presence in banking and law.

  100. 3g4me says:
    @Wilkey

    @25 Wilkey: Regardless of what purported cultural values the Polynesians ‘aspire’ to, their culture will reflect their thousands of years of genetic inheritance. Regardless of human laws or magic dirt or magic underwear, Polynesians will remain Polynesian, not American. And their marriage to and breeding with White blonde Mormon girls will just create more people with tortured identities and divided loyalties. The Mormons are sowing the seeds of their own destruction with their mass conversion and importation of non-Whites.

  101. @Steve Sailer

    And a few have been admitted to the Sailing Team despite being seasick as soon as they set foot on the dock. The FBI agent investigating, a fervent UCLA alum, says he won’t send their actress moms to prison if they can prove they deserved admission by beating the #1 ranked Stanford sailing team coached by Bond Villainish Silicon Valley billionaire Lanny Emerson (played by Robert Downey Jr.).

    Bronze Age Mindset out how long?!!!

  102. anon[333] • Disclaimer says:
    @res

    It would be interesting to have some statistics concerning student demographics and which aspects of eligibility were most commonly involved.

    My cynical side wonders if this report on a relative handful of students isn’t just a cloud of smoke intended to obscure other, larger, issues such as abandoning the SAT / ACT, etc.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @res
  103. Anonymous[271] • Disclaimer says:

    ” ……. The idea of using positive action to raise fertility gives some progressives the willies …..”.

    Surely, he means ‘progressives’ are distinctly lacking in the willying department?

    A Freudian slip, perhaps?

  104. @Ben tillman

    “Isn’t it horrifying that the government of Canada is going to triple the country’s population by the end of the century?”

    Canada currently stands at around 35 million. Most live close to the US border where the land and climate are bearable.

    Zionism Inc. has a stranglehold on Canada. Their control of media and politics is near total. The push to inflate Canada’s population with millions of Chinese and Indians comes from a confident Jewish establishment, who see no threat from non-whites.

    Jewish stakeholders are set to make record profits from real estate development, food distribution, land lording, telecommunications and nearly every facet of a rising population. They reward their spokes-persons for mass immigration richly, while hiding behind anonymity.

    • Replies: @bruce county
  105. My latest tactic is to point out to Sh*t Libs the effect the migrant crisis has on global warming. Depending on the country of origin, each immigrant is multiplying their carbon footprint many times over.

    As I noted in Steve’s other thread, I’d be more than willing to support an old school Progressive that is opposed to invade the world invite the world. Conservative-leaning public policy, while nice, is really a just a luxury while we’re being invaded (and invading).

  106. syonredux says:

    While driving to work, I listened to Ben Schapiro interviewing Matty Yglesias. Some thoughts:

    Where have you gone, Richard Basehart ?: Man, these guys have high-pitched, girly voices. And the up-talk! Maybe the theory that Woke men suffer from low T is true….

    Free speech for everybody….except Nazis: Ben and Matty are all for free speech, except for Nazis. Of course, they fail to discuss the fact that the Woke have already decided that roughly half of all current Republicans are Nazis, not to mention a huge number of worthies from the past: Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, William F Buckley, John Wayne, etc, etc….

    Remember the great triumphs of the American past….Whoops, what am I saying?: Matty lauds the America of old, the country that put a man on the Moon and conquered the West…but then he remembers that conquering the West was a bad thing because BIPOC suffered (Schapiro agrees).

    Most heretical moment: Matty, referencing Syrian refugees, says that taking in only Christian Arabs was an idea worth discussing. America, he notes, is an overwhelmingly Christian country, and there’s nothing wrong with factoring that into immigration policy. Of course, the same might be said regarding America’s racial heritage, that we are an overwhelmingly European country, and there is nothing wrong with making sure that immigration does not alter that fact, but Matty is only willing to go so far…..Plus, giving preference to Christian immigrants would also mean allowing in huge numbers of “Christian” Black Africans (Future democratic voters!).

    • Replies: @BobX
    , @SunBakedSuburb
  107. England ruled the world with 17 million people in 1850, 30 million in 1900. Sheer numbers don’t mean a thing, but surely Iglesias knows that. What he wants is cheaper cost of living for liberal urbanites like himself while dispossessing middle America of their traditional modes of life. In other words, lots of immigrants from all corners of the earth to flyover country to provide cheap labor for megacorps.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @syonredux
  108. Abe says:
    @Wilkey

    China’s current role in the world economy appears to be providing a lot of cheap, servile labor in one (relatively) well-organized (and extremely authoritarian) country that can produce lots of cheap shit for richer countries. It also bears the brunt of much of the pollution created by this manufacturing.

    Race is everything. Good luck for the rest of us that the currently ascendant world-striding race is rather level-headed and cautious compared to that other world-striding one that tends to flash brilliantly when things go well for it, but lapses into some rather seriously nasty “from hell’s heart I stab at thee”/Gotterdammerung/suicide-by 8th Air Force type of dramatics when things don’t.

    A major news source article recently informed me the Chinese are building gigantic sand trawlers to create small islands all across the South China Sea.

    We tend to uncharitably dump on East Asians as uncharismatic grinds. Hey guys!- for the last half century at least, grinding wins wars! The Chinese ground forces swept across the Arctic wind-swept face of Korea and ground the US Army to a halt. They so deeply burrowed their way into those Korean hills that even Gen. MacArthur despaired (short of resorting to nuclear weapons) of ever getting those ChiCom buggers out again without slogging through a WWI-style meatgrinder. And so the Chinese ground their way to a draw.

    The Vietnamese too accomplished what no one thought possible- cutting the tops off mountains to make gun emplacements, carting ammo up there by the ton, and using the firepower gathered to grind the French out of Dien Bien Phu, grind them out of Vietnam entirely. They ground out the Ho Chi Minh Trail too; ground it out again and again after every bombing raid, after every time a logistics detachment was incinerated alive so that certain spots along the Trail acquired grisly nicknames like ‘Crispy Flesh Hill’. Ha-ha! You bomb, we grind! We grind around the outage; Ho Chi Minh Trail, inspiration for Internet!’

    The point being- what happens next once China pulls off this building grind-tastic coup. The year is 2033. Under the sage stern counsel of chief National Security Adviser John Michael Ramsay Bolton II, President George P. Bush, “the little brown one”, has sent a carrier strike force to show the Chinese who’s boss by slingin’ some serious American naval d!ck in the South China Sea. “Ok, clear out homies. I gotta live that vida loca”. And then in privacy of his own West Wing he proceeds to grind out some sick dance moves to the off-the-hook time signatures of Pit Bull to relieve the stress.

    And so then… that carrier task force all of a sudden goes dark. A desperate search ensues unit finally the upgraded optics of U.S. Space Command satellite is able to positively identify a brightly color umbrella straw from the USS GERRY FORD bobbing around in a massive grey goo flotsam island. $25 billion worth of US Navy hardware at the bottom of the ocean, more like $40 billion if you remember those carriers are pimped out as [email protected] with all the accessories.

    Obsolete weapons platform what? Carrier-killing ballistic missiles who? Thousands of cheap weapons platforms on all those newly-created sand islands that we can bomb and maybe damage but are cheap and easily repaired when ? (Ha, tell the US Navy to go and pound sand!)

    None of this discussed. The nation’s eyes are riveted to their TV screens as the black female Leslie Jones-ringer Chief of the Navy/Chief of the Army/Chief of the Air Force ( “you sayin’ a black woman ain’t strong enough to be a Joint Chiefs off Staff-in-one? No, I didn’t think so.”) testifies tearfully to Congress that all of this could have been avoided if- sob!- she had “just gotten more emotional al support!” And as the dollar stumbles and the world awakens to the birth of the petro-Yen Americans pledge to be even more ferociously anti-racist/believe-the-woman/check-their-pronouns because, after all, isn’t diversity our strength(TM)?

    And the beat grinds on.

    • Agree: 3g4me, Sam Malone
    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @bomag
    , @njguy73
  109. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Pro population growth is an implicit anti-global warming stance. The two are incompatible.

    My standard answer to global warming aficionados has always been that without comprehensive world population reform, windmills, solar, and electric or hydrogen cars are irrelevant. It’s just postponing the inevitable, so why pretend?

    Meanwhile, Greenpeace and the Sierra club have been instrumental cheerleaders for the ecological destruction of California and beyond for many years now, thanks to their wildly pro-immigration philosophy, not to mention that Central America’s population increase has created bitter civil discord, while it has has been steeped in an ecological catastrophe for the last few years, with little or no significant reporting by American major media, and no good solutions moving forward.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  110. BB753 says:

    Yglesias has his priorities wrong. He wants to beat China, so he reckons he needs half a billion warm brown and black bodies to do so.
    But, why should we beat China? American commies like Yglesias shouldn’t see China as a rival but as a partner, or perhaps even more than just a partner. If you can’t beat them, join them!
    Why not merge the USA and the People’s Republic of China into a single country? Think of the possibilities: China could provide us with those badly needed workers, 300 million workers and consumers at the very least in a single decade, and inject trillions of yuans into the American economy! In turn, America could send to China an endless supply of vibrancy, sorely lacking in China. Why, we could fill every Chinese town with a black ‘hood and a Mexican barrio!
    As for the capital city for the newly People’s Republic of China and America, I submit Anchorage, in Alaska, for convenience.
    Politically, the Chinese Communist party and both the Democratic and the Republican parties could formally unite into a single entity, ensuring the continuity of both countries’ monopartidism. Moreover, both houses of the US Congress could join the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, to form a single house of representatives.
    Think of the economy! Together, China and the USA (come to think of it, we could let them take Taiwan back as long as we can annex Canada) would represent over 40 % of the world’s GDP! After all, it’s all that counts.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  111. BRK says:

    Although there is a lot of poo-pooing about Yglesias’ proposal, I think it brings up a valid discussion point. Granted I haven’t read the book, but the main issue is that the math points to China surpassing the US as the pre-eminent power simply because they have more people. Not because their system is better or their people are better, but simply because they have 4x the population as America.

    Can a Chinaman be at least 1/4 as productive as an American? Certainly, they’ve shown themselves to be as productive as Americans once they’re under our system. Some might say not as creative, but that seems like cope to me (On every measurable standard they seem equal to white Americans, but convenient enough creativity can’t be tested so far. Plus as Steve has pointed out, most creativity comes from the leisurely upper class. Japan is starting to win Nobel Prizes, I wouldn’t be surprised if creative output increases as asians become richer) There’s selective immigration to America, but the PISA seems to support the notion that China’s human capital is equal to white Americans.

    Its conceivable that the average chinaman wasn’t even 1/10 as productive as an american under the communist system and due to a lack of capital/technology. But now that China’s adopted capitalism, even if there is some communist overhang and all the problems with the Chinese system, do people really think they can’t be half as productive as an American, which would make their GDP double ours? And think about your average American’s productivity or even your own, god bless them but its probably not that hard to reach. The middle-income trap is rubbish made up by the UN. Every country that has fallen into the middle-income trap has had lower human capital, but been lucky enough to have plentiful natural resources: Turkey, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil. And every country that has escaped the middle-income trap just so happens to be East-Asian with high human capital: Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea. That’s not coincidence.

    Now who cares if China surpasses the US as the biggest economy when their per capita income is likely to remain a fraction of an american for the foreseeable future? Ray Dalio has brought up this point before. Its going to be a shock to a lot of Americans to be #2. When it comes to power its total GDP that matters, not per capita GDP, otherwise the Swiss would be ruling the world. All living Americans have only ever lived under a banner of American hegemony. Lee Kuan Yew grew up a colonial subject of the British Empire and was taught and believed that the British Empire would last a 1000 years. The collapse of the British Empire after WW2 was shocking. LKY studied at Cambridge after the war and commented on how the British had lost their elan. Britain was turbulent in the decades after the war, coming to grips with its reduced role and trying to find a new identity.

    So this is something we should be talking about more. There are positive steps we can do like encouraging native household formation. Reducing special interest groups so we can maximize the firepower of our economy. And there are misguided attempts like Yglesias’ suggestion, which we should treat with caution.

  112. guest007 says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    There is a limit to such admission. Brown university calls such admits developmental admits and many of them do not finish at the university. I doubt if daugher Olivia Jade would have even finished at USC considering that she missed the first week of class while on some promotional trip. And before anyone says that everyone graduates from USC, the four year graduation rate is 76.8%.

    http://www.collegeresults.org/collegeprofile.aspx?institutionid=123961

    Surprisingly, USC has a very good graduation rate for black students.

  113. tyrone says:

    Do the American people get to vote on this insanity ……….OH WAIT! we do ,on Nov.4th …..Trump: “four more years”,”fill that seat”,”we love you”, “lock her up”……sorry just got caught up .

  114. bomag says:
    @Abe

    …grinding wins wars!

    Rather Pyrrhic; probably better for N. Korea and N. Vietnam to have surrendered and let the US pump in aid forevermore.

  115. Anonymous[121] • Disclaimer says:

    I’d say Yglesias is the posterboy for America’s liberal intellectual decline but there so many other posterboys out there.

    It’s posterboys all the way down.

  116. Why does Yglesias want to make the U.S. three times as crowded, especially at a time of infectious pandemic, riots, urban looting, and wildfires?

    Steve’s also got something to answer for, if people ever achieve their 2.6 fertility rates, America’s population would be growing. So perhaps affordable family formation ain’t so great after all? I feel like Steve’s a product of his environment too, growing up in Southern California in the 1970s, the overpopulation myth was just assumed to be obvious. It’s a lot like the climate doomers today, they think telling an internally consistent story about what could happen is equivalent to proving it will happen if “action” is not taken. They had their story, carrying capacity, exponential growth, blah blah blah, and could explain it to normies, see the normies unable to understand the math, then feel superior to said normies and not think about why the world didn’t seem to look much like the story. As people got richer and fatter, it dawned on the smarter of them that the world might need more people. Or at least, more of certain types of people. But old habits die hard.

  117. bgates says:

    As a normal home-owning husband and father, he’s a good guide to the economic frustrations facing younger Americans.

    He bought a DC townhouse for over a million dollars when he was 32 years old.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  118. Anonymous[121] • Disclaimer says:

    Hey Steve how about a top ten list of the big scary intellectual heavyweights on the left?

    Who over there hasn’t already jumped the shark by caving to the marxist revolutionary bullshit?

    Stephen F Cohen recently died but he was great. He was the real deal.

    Justin Raimondo was great and principled.

    I like the Intercept guy he is principled.

    • Agree: Muggles, El Dato
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  119. BobX says:
    @syonredux

    Here is Razib & crew talking to 1B MY:

    https://brownpundits.libsyn.com/one-billion-americans-with-matt-yglesias

    Near the end MY does a little iSteve bit come to life about his grandparents not getting into the WASP country club. It brought a little mirth to my day.

  120. @syonredux

    “Where have you gone, Richard Basehart?”

    Basehart, like most of the men from his generation, was a several-pack-a-day smoker. Pick any episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (fantastic rubber monsters) and you’ll see the outline of a pack of no filter Camels in the breast pocket of Basehart’s khaki shirt. Five seconds after Irwin Allen called cut a lit cig was hanging from Basehart’s lips. Along with stage training, Admiral Nelson enhanced his great baritone with cancerous smoke.

    “Matty”

    A guy who wears the same size manzier as Tee-Hee Coates. That’s the most interesting thing about him.

    • Replies: @syonredux
  121. njguy73 says:
    @Abe

    That’s ridiculous.

    In 2033 nobody will be listening to Pitbull. Lil Nas X, maybe, but not Pitbull.

  122. Dumbo says:

    I think the most amazing thing about this book and other similar to it is that people take it seriously. Yglesias and Klein are mediocrities incapable of an original thought, and they are just messengers, really. Their “plans” and “ideas”, such as they are, are not to be taken seriously except as recipes for disaster, or if you’re doing the opposite of what they suggest.

    But also, Yglesias just plain likes crowded cities. As he admits on page 256, “I am not personally a nature lover or an outdoorsy person…”

    This seems to be a very stereotypically Jewish trait, perhaps related to their long history of being crowded in the European ghettoes (and transmitted through epigenetics?) Or, simply that Jews are not very known for liking rural life – historically being merchants and not farmers. Also, hiking, camping, etc, are more (Northern?) European traits.

    • Agree: Travis, HammerJack
  123. njguy73 says:

    Steve, do you really think that BLM and T. Coates et al are even vaguely considering that the window for reparations is closing?

    • Disagree: Charon
  124. @JohnnyWalker123

    Well, usually Unzonians will talk about the decline of Western culture after the defeat of the last major nation to resist the Phoenicians, but since you say “any”, I’ll go with the well know “post war boom” thanks to the annihilation of the German and Japanese economies, the need to rebuilt (i.e. make loans to) Europe. and the bankrupting of the last imperial rival, Britain. How’s that?

  125. Dumbo says:
    @Wilkey

    I have no doubt that Yglesias is smart.

    As many other Jews of his type, he has a “high verbal IQ” as it’s called, but he uses it mostly for sophisms and bullshitting (RBG and others, the same). There is no alternative universe in which the concept of “let’s fill the country with 1 billion people, mostly immigrants” is not retarded (or evil).

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  126. @Altai

    My attorney was waiting in a bar around the corner. “This won’t make the nut,” he said, “unless we have unlimited credit.” I assured him we would. “You Samoans are all the same,” I told him. “You have no faith in the essential decency of the white man’s culture. Jesus, just one hour ago we were sitting over there in that stinking baiginio, stone broke and paralyzed for the weekend, when a call comes through from some total stranger in New York, telling me to go to Las Vegas and expenses be damned – and then he sends me over to some office in Beverly Hills where another total stranger gives me $300 raw cash for no reason at all… I tell you, my man, this is the American Dream in action! We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.”
    “Indeed,” he said. “We must do it.”

    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    • LOL: El Dato, bruce county
  127. Yglesiass is center-left? I’d go with far left. His grandfather even wrote for the Daily Worker, and as they say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…

    As for the topic, rhetorical question- Where would you rather live, Iceland or India? A small homogeneous largely competent population vs huge ‘diverse’ population with a ginormous peassant class that just sorts of sits around grazing like cattle.

  128. @Alden

    “Or all those biographies of Henry Ford relating how he recruited immigrants from all over E Europe who’d warred with other for centuries plus black and White southerners so as to prevent unions. Granted it didn’t work, but the idea was right. It’s divide and conquer, the basic Jewish strategy for at least 2,000 years.”

    Ford’s “basic Jewish strategy”? So I guess the Frankfurters are right about anti-semites being afraid of the Inner Jew?

  129. Dumbo says:
    @Ben tillman

    Isn’t it horrifying that the government of Canada is going to triple the country’s population by the end of the century?

    If the plans by the current minister of immigration of Canada of bringing 1 million immigrants every 1-2 years are realized, the Canadian (or “Canadian”) population will triple much earlier than by the end of the century (considering also natural growth).

    https://www.cicnews.com/2020/02/canada-to-welcome-over-one-million-new-immigrants-between-2020-2022-0213818.html

    The funny thing is that Canada is not like the US; it might have in theory a lot of space, but most of it is an uninhabitable frozen landmass. Most major cities are near the southern border for a reason. And it likely doesn’t have the resources to sustain a large population either. So it’s worse than stupid. Unless “global warmers” are right and Canada becomes like Florida or the Mediterranean basin.

    • Replies: @epebble
  130. Yggie’s argument reminds me of William F. Buckley’s response to those arguing we needed family planning to prevent overpopulation. Nonsense, he replied; the more people we have, the more likely someone will turn up who’s smart enough to invent some magic technology to solve all the problems of over population. I recall Catholics using that to explain why endless births were the key to economic prosperity, as in such powerhouses as South America or Italy.

    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
  131. El Dato says:

    According to Donny Deutsch (HAH!) “American Holocaust” is coming and it’s not a sitcom on Netflix.

    This will create a bit of space in NYC appartments.

    ‘Not saying there’s a Holocaust, but…’: MSNBC analyst SHAMES Jewish voters who back Trump, says no difference between him & Hitler

    “I want to talk to my Jewish friends who are voting for Donald Trump,” Deutsch told co-host Joe Scarborough, then launching into a fiery rant. “How dare you! With what our people have gone through in history, and you see a man who is a dictator, and once you give the man an absolute power, he is possible of anything. And if you are a Jew in this country and you are supporting Donald Trump, you are not looking back at our history!”

    (what kind of accent is that?)

    But what will happen to Javanka? A serious Röhm’img?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  132. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    One of the cynical things of prosecuting Aunt Becky for promoting her pretty airheaded daughter’s prospects at a name brand University is that they’re prosecuting the users rather than the dealers.

    Why are they prosecuting anyone? What’s the actual crime?

    The clear crime–if any–would be a fraud perpetrated by the sailing coach (or whatever coach was involved) for abusing the admissions quota the university has given him for private gain. One could make some sort of case that he has “stolen” something from the university–via repurposing a university asset into a private asset. The university should certainly fire said coach, and pursue a civil action against him to recover the bribes. Actual theft … i’m not sure.

    But the coach has a contractual relationship with the university and is put in possession of university assets with the expectation of using them in a certain way to benefit the university–not himself. The actress has no such relationship with the university and no control over its admissions assets.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  133. @Kent Nationalist

    Perhaps because when a certain tribe tried the “Fellow Chinamen” schtick the Chinese said Fuck Off.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  134. @Peter D. Bredon

    The f*** are you talking about? Italy’s population isn’t growing. This has been the case for decades. Less theory, more reality, please.

  135. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    The actual crime was conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. That’s what they pleaded guilty to. Even though they were not the ones defrauding the university directly, they were part of a conspiracy to do so. A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal act. Everyone in the conspiracy is equally guilty whether they are the ones who actually commit the act or not.

    Let’s say you have a friend who works for a bank. You approach him with a plan – he will “borrow” $50,000 in cash from the bank’s vault for the weekend and you and he will go to Las Vegas and double it at the casino and then on Monday he’ll put the $50,000 back and you’ll split the profits. You don’t work for the bank. Under your theory, you have no contract with the bank agreeing not to benefit from their assets so you haven’t committed any crime. Your theory is wrong – you are guilty of conspiracy.

    Believe me these folks had high powered lawyers and if they were not actually guilty of a Federal crime they would not be pleading guilty.

  136. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Yglesias is 3/4 Ashkenazi, and 1/3 Iberian by way of Cuba. It’s an interesting mix.

    It’s also 13/12ths of a person, which is an interesting genome.

    A baker’s dozen. A case of Ezra Kleinfelter’s syndrome?

    • LOL: Rob
  137. @Beavertales

    And they want UBI in Canada now!!! Can you imagine the cost of UBI with 100M population.

  138. Jack D says:

    Yglesias doesn’t seriously want there to be 666 million new Americans, any more than people here REALLY want there to be zero (they say that they do but if they really had to live with the consequences of zero immigration they would quickly realize what a bad idea that is). So why don’t you make a deal and settle on 333 million? That’s fair, right – cut the baby in half? You always start high so that you have room to negotiate back to your real number.

  139. epebble says:
    @Dumbo

    Canada is pumping out Hydrocarbons as fast as they can. This gives them cash now and increases the value of real estate. All the people who lose their homes to fires in California and floods along Gulf Coast can move and buy house in Canada. Of course the Jackpot would be if there is a Big One in San Andreas or Cascadia.

  140. @bgates

    As a normal home-owning husband and father, he’s a good guide to the economic frustrations facing younger Americans.

    He bought a DC townhouse for over a million dollars when he was 32 years old.

    At least he doesn’t have Congressional representation.

    On the other hand, he and all his millionaire hipster friends do have three electoral votes. The continuing gentrification of DC guts the rationale for the 23rd Amendment.

  141. BenKenobi says:
    @Kronos

    The overlap in the Venn Diagram between left and right and is the third position.

    We like our beer cold, our TV loud, and our socialism national.

  142. So why can’t the rest of America be a little more like Greenwich Village?

    As a notable native of the Village put it,

    Back o’ my neck’s gettin’ dirty and gritty. Why can’t the days be like the nights in the summer in the city?

  143. @the one they call Desanex

    Why did you skip over this one, Sailer? Do foreign languages scare you?

  144. @Mr McKenna

    The government should be prohibited from accepting donations.

    The problem with immigration is that newcomers become tax leeches (in proportions similar to native-borns).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  145. syonredux says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    A couple of great early performances by Basehart:

    He Walked the Night: Anthony Mann proto-police procedural with Basehart as the military-trained crook on a one man crime wave. It’s based on a true story and has great cinematography by Noir-master John Alton

    The Black Book/Reign of Terror: Another Mann and Alton production .If you ever wanted to see a Film Noir take on the Reign of Terror, this is the flick for you. Basehart is in top form as the fanatical Robespierre:

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  146. @Aardvark

    Just have the Central Bank print money for them?

    I am pretty sure the Central Bank will need to print rice for them. They invented paper, but not for diet purposes.

  147. @Jack D

    Believe me these folks had high powered lawyers and if they were not actually guilty of a Federal crime they would not be pleading guilty.

    Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud are probably Unconstitutionally vague and overbroad (certainly in the way that these statutes have been aggressively applied). They’re the hooks that have been used to prosecute Racketeers with Federal Crimes, and I don’t think they ought to be precociously or creatively used as an all-purpose crime with which the Feds to trophy hunt.

    Did you know that the actual content of the mail or wire need not be false or fraudulent to be prosecuted under these sections? The defendant need only have used the mails or wires (mail, private courier, email, facsimile and telephone are a non-exhaustive list of the “instruments of interstate commerce” that provide the Feds with a hook) “in furtherance” of a scheme to defraud. Think about how many mail and wire frauds people (you?) commit unwittingly on a daily basis.

    The fact that they have “high powered lawyers” is irrelevant if the crime is “breathing in the wrong direction.”

    • Replies: @Jack D
  148. @Jack D

    So why don’t you make a deal and settle on 333 million? That’s fair, right – cut the baby in half? You always start high so that you have room to negotiate back to your real number.

    That’d be great but a generous fraction of the 333 million aren’t Americans, and another large fraction are paper citizens and anchor babies or second generation paper citizens.

    Perhaps the better way to get to a healthy population with the human resources necessary to compete as a peer with China is to have a government which furthers policies that have the effect of encouraging Americans to beget more little Americans?

  149. @Jack D

    666,666,666 Immigrants: My Review of Yglesias’s One Billion Americans

    Vox pundit Matthew Yglesias…

    Yglesias doesn’t seriously want there to be 666 million new Americans…

    Vox‘s man implied, per Steve, 666,666,666. 666 is the number of the Daily Beast.

  150. @Anonymous

    Because they filter out gore videos?

  151. @anon

    Klein is Jewish, Yglesias is I believe three-quarters Jewish.

  152. guest007 says:
    @Jack D

    They also committed tax fraud by giving the money to Rick Singer’s fake charity so they could write it off their taxes. There is also the fraud of faking SAT scores. I do not know exactly how that could be considered breaking the law but I believe it is.

    • Disagree: Abolish_public_education
    • Replies: @bomag
  153. syonredux says:

    Like Jane Jacobs, Yglesias is fond of mid-rise but still leafy Greenwich Village, rail transit, and walkability. By Manhattan standards, Greenwich Village isn’t that crowded. So why can’t the rest of America be a little more like Greenwich Village?

    Greenwich Village is pretty nice. It’s too bad that de Blasio wants to see it return to Taxi Driver conditions:

  154. @BRK

    “And there are misguided attempts like Yglesias’ suggestion, which we should treat with caution.”

    How about – “and there are utterly and deliberately evil attempts like Yglesias’ suggestion, which we should treat with contempt, abuse and ridicule“?

    • Agree: Cloudbuster
  155. Steve writes an entirely too respectful book review of “One Billion” just a quick line saying this guy is nuts would suffice. I guess in order to get beyond a one line review he patiently explained why “One Billion” is wrong and even some physiological analysis of the author-why he’s nuts. Matthew Yglesias hates America and wants to destroy it that’s what his team does he’s a demon period.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  156. 3g4me says:
    @ariel

    @69 ariel: “also the chinese diaspora in USA,UK,Canada,Australia,Singapore and Malaysia is below replacement rate and have a high degree of intermarriage”

    Even if you were to cite the stats to support your assertion, I would disregard them. Every Chinese family I’ve seen in Texas has 3 or more children. As far as intermarriage goes, that is an unalloyed disaster. Further White dissolution and dispossession. You may well dream of living in a future Han world; I regard it with horror.

  157. @Peripatetic Commenter

    “Perhaps because when a certain tribe tried the “Fellow Chinamen” schtick the Chinese said Fuck Off.”

    Any evidence for that? Methinks Israel (in its broadest sense) could be very useful to China, it’s going to be interesting (Chinese curse style) to see what the tribe do about the (IMHO inevitable) change in the balance of world power.

  158. @Jack D

    Jack, don’t doubt us when we say we’d like negative net immigration, at least until due repatriation is complete. Even now there is always room for a few thousand immigrants each year, largely of spouses whom Americans met while traveling abroad as long as they come from similarly capitalized countries.

    • Agree: Lot, Charon
  159. @22pp22

    He will be in Israel, exterminating Palestinians.

  160. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s really no way to reconcile Yglesias’ two requests:

    —We should figure out smart ways to make life a little less stressful for Americans so they can have children as well as careers; and

    —We should also encourage the rest of the world to crowd into the U.S. and horn in on the birthrights of American citizens.

    Broad middle class based natalism also can’t be reconciled with contemporary feminist and anti-patriarchal norms.

    Broad middle class based natalism requires de facto sexism and patriarchy in which Average Joes are elevated to a unique breadwinner status and given preferences in career and earnings over women, making them acceptable lifelong partners for women. This isn’t possible in the current environment. You can’t favor men over women. Women with access to independent careers and income will tend to delay settling down with Average Joes and seek to further their careers and or seek higher status partners. This undermines the foundation of a broad middle class family based society.

    • Replies: @Mine Turtle
  161. @Stonewall Jackson

    I read through the Ron Unz article in question and all comments underneath*, General. I will say this one thing in Mr. Unz’s defense. He would be completely against any Africans coming here. He seems very glad those Cholos (as you dub them) have been replacing the black people in California, but most importantly the Palo Alto area where he lives.

    That said, I agree with you that his take on immigration is, errr, unsound. Put all ethnic questions aside, as if you were numbersusa, and just think of the bad effects on everything, the economy, peace and quiet, preservation of wilderness, water resources, etc. etc. Face it, holding everything else equal, all environmental problems get worse with a bigger population. Secondly, there is the great benefit of a small population (even 1970’s 200 million or so) on such a beautiful, varied, and mostly fertile 3 million square miles that we have, rather than Matt Yglesias’ “little room at the top of the stairs”.

    That phrase is from the lyrics of a Neil Young and Crazy Horse song about an Indian reminiscing about the glory days – right up Mr. Sailer’s alley. It’s called Pocahontas, from one of his best albums, Rust Never Sleeps.

    I got off the subject there, but anyway, I wonder if Mr. Unz has read anything off of numbersusa or seen the famous gumballs video.

    Here ya’ go, and sure, it’s quite one-sided politically. (Y’all are quite welcome):

    .

    * that were not by Corvinus.

  162. 6.30 pm in Louisville, has the rioting started yet?

  163. 22pp22 says:
    @Anonymous

    Your schools and universities teach your children that the US is the worst place in history and should be ripped down. What I see at BLM rallies all across the country is pure hatred, but even that pales in comparison with the spite and poison on display during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Maisie Hirono, Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris are all elected officials, elected by one half of the American population. They are also spitting, snarling bundles of spite who would happily exterminate the other half of the American population.

    • Agree: Travis
  164. syonredux says:

    RE: Immigration

    Wesley Yang has some interesting observations regarding Latinx/Hispanics/Latins

    The majority of Hispanics…”preferred to see Hispanics as a group integrating into the American mainstream, one not overly bound by racial constraints, but instead able to get ahead through hard work.”

    Only one in four Hispanics regard themselves as “people of color”

    Mandating ethnic studies in K-12 seeks to alter this by teaching students to “critique empire and its relationship to white supremacy, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism and other forms of power and oppression.

    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @Nellie Bly
    , @Nellie Bly
  165. Anonymous[992] • Disclaimer says:

    The logic of Yglesias’s own argument would suggest that major conflict between the US and China would come earlier than any conceivable point in the future when the US population reaches 1 billion, and that it would be in the US interest for this conflict to come earlier.

    The international arena is by definition anarchic, and the future is unpredictable. Yglesias’s argument is that the US needs 1 billion to maintain relative power vis a vis China. But it’s impossible to predict what US relative power would be in the future, even with 1 billion in population. Thus the strategic logic dictates that the US should take advantage of the relative power it enjoys now, sooner rather than later.

    John Mearsheimer made similar points in a recent interview:

    ” INTERVIEW/ John Mearsheimer: U.S.-China rift runs real risk of escalating into a nuclear war ”

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13629071

    • Thanks: notsaying
  166. syonredux says:

    After phone calls with Jewish lawmakers, Trump has muttered that Jews ‘are only in it for themselves’ and ‘stick together’ in an ethnic allegiance that exceeds other loyalties, officials said.“

    Is Trump smart enough to make that kind of observation? I would certainly like to think that he is…..

  167. res says:
    @anon

    My cynical side wonders if this report on a relative handful of students isn’t just a cloud of smoke intended to obscure other, larger, issues such as abandoning the SAT / ACT, etc.

    I am similarly cynical and was thinking it might be due to Proposition 16.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @res
  168. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    If Yglesias meant what he was talking about, then America could just declare all people on Earth US citizens, they’d become Americas just like Yglesias did and America would reign supreme.

    Would annexing other territories not be preferable? That way, you would at least get land and natural resources along with all the people.

  169. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    They do this as they realise opposition to immigration has racial undertones to it.

    Is it the opposition to immigration that is racially motivated, or is it the promotion of immigration that is racially motivated?

  170. @syonredux

    He Walked by Night. Late 40s noir gold. Late 4os LA was a sunlit wonderland of young women seeking stardom and the psycho-killers waiting to cut them in half.

  171. anon[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    It’s like ants.

    Really good point. Just doing what the firmware program dictates.

    Except not so much “ants”, more like “termites”. Everything is fine until one day someone falls through a floor that they thought was solid…

  172. anon[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @Calvin Hobbes

    For some reason, Tyler Cowen takes this lunatic seriously.

    Mr. “Cheap Chalupas” has always been a big fan of immivasion. Because reasons.

  173. @neutral

    America would be over 50% black. Ignoring the question of if such a land could really win a war with more advanced countries such as China Mexico

    No.

    That land will be doing all it can to keep the roads and the sewage systems operating.

  174. @BRK

    I agree that China is something that requires more discussion. (Maybe this book will help it happen.) However, the problem is not that China is going to get richer and more influential. We could live in a world with a powerful Chinese civilization. The problem is that China is not really, as you say, capitalist in the sense that we mean capitalist usually–i.e., free economic activity taking place in a free society. It is a totalitarian-lite semi-repressive state that appears to be doing things to promote its main ethnicity, and increasingly looks like a big man regime a la North Korea or Russia. This should really concern people.

    Ideally, we would see China splinter with smaller ethno-states peeling off, but that doesn’t look likely to happen, which means we are stuck needing to discuss hostile containment strategies vs isolationist protective strategies for the future. Trump is the only one doing something down the middle, but trade war is only one measure.

    We probably need PaTO–the Pacific Treaty Organization, incorporating militarized Japan and Taiwan as well as India, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, etc, because our current strategy of policing the Pacific with the US military makes all encounters with China US-China conflicts, which I imagine is good for Xi politically, when what we want to be doing is driving a wedge between the regime and the people.

    We also need to think about cyber-isolation. One of the biggest problems with the population differential is that increasingly global companies will pander to China. Probably that has to be dealt with by law. The Internet may continue fracturing–we now have Chinese, Russian, and European zones that communicate with us but are going in different directions.

    One could go on and on.

    Well, anyway, the problems are complex, and if there is a non-Bolton/non-ostrich solution, it needs to be aired.

  175. @Jack D

    any more than people here REALLY want there to be zero (they say that they do but if they really had to live with the consequences of zero immigration they would quickly realize what a bad idea that is).

    1920-1965 was a pretty good period in the US and there was little immigration. The Great Depression was no fun, but lack of immigration didn’t cause that and immigration didn’t end it. When Hart-Celler was passed in 1965, there was no compelling reason to start letting in lots of immigrants. There still isn’t.

  176. @Altai

    El Glacé is projecting. He’s 66% overweight and thinks the US should be as fat as he is.

    If he manned up and lost 100 lbs, then he’d understand America should do so too.

  177. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Use the Indian Card. Sitting Bull’s ghost.

    Immigration = ‘Genocide’ of the Indians.

    So, our dream is to bring down US population back down to 25o million while increasing the Indian population to 50 million.

  178. @syonredux

    His real reason for wanting a billion Americans is because he hates Arab/Muslims, and after 20 years of killing them in the middle east; those Muslims are still there; a billion of em! The promise made to his heart after 9-11[ betcha he supported the Iraq/Afghan wars] that we would turn the place to a parking lot, did not materialized. He was duped in believing we would genocide em all, that by the Powers That Be including media, in the build up to those wars [ never stated explicitly but implied] , And so now he is aware that for all our might , we don’t control the world. He wants US to control the world. lately those Chinese are giving us a run for our money and now they are a source of angst for this Amerikan racist supremacist. So he wants numbers like Muslims and China have; its existential hatred and power supremacism that is his motive.

  179. @syonredux

    They don’t have to see themselves as people of color;[some do]. They are expecting Anglos to assimilate to Latino culture. And its working; Anglos go ga ga for Latino culture, and language now. They are pandered to more then any other language/ immigrant group .Italians had to learn English and “forget the old country”. [East Asians could keep their language/culture as long as they were our servant class; now that they want to go to Harvard, they get discriminated against]. Latinos are not forgetting their Latin American countries, or language. [And why should they?]And not expected too. We are becoming a Latino country ; culturally and linguistically.

  180. @Anonymous

    “Honduras battles tsunami of trash.”

    That should read, “Honduras exports tsunami of trash.”

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  181. Wilkey says:
    @Travis

    The Mormon Church began successfully proselytizing in Polynesia in the 1850s, very early in its history (the Church was only founded in 1830). Today Tonga is 63% Mormon, Samoa is 41% Mormon, and American Samoa is 33% Mormon. That means that Tonga is probably more Mormon than Utah. Among US states Utah is second only to Hawaii in percentage of Pacific Islanders (0.9% of the population in 2010, and perhaps far more now – they have big families, even for Mormons).

    From the very beginning the LDS Church seems to have conceded that Pacific Islanders wanted to remain a separate people, even in Utah. Yes, there was white “racism”against them (and probably a lot of bad experiences and culture clashes, too), but they have a strong sense of identity as a people, which is somehow good when non-whites have it, but bad when whites have it. To this day Pacific Islanders in Utah have their own separate Mormon congregations, and not mostly for linguistic reasons. Virtually all of them speak English.

    Why the hell did they move here? I assume that island life, as desirable as it is in many respects, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Per capita income in Tonga is about $4,900. That’s probably about as close to American per capita income as it has ever been. Hawaii is lovely, but expensive. Utah has a relatively harsh climate, but your entire home isn’t likely to get blown away by a storm, and there is no shortage of land, jobs, or raw materials.

    • Replies: @Corn
    , @Neil Templeton
  182. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    Why would you think the guy devoting his energies to advocating fot something (no matter how stupid) doesn’t want it?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  183. J.Ross says:
    @El Dato

    The logical and just end for everybody who babbles about how anything but the Holocaust is just like the Holocaust is an oven. When they start to comment they will be reminded that this is actually the execution method of ancient Babylonians, and is therefore not just like the Holocaust.

  184. Wilkey says:
    @Dumbo

    My ACT math score was perfect and my SAT math was up there, but my verbal scores on both definitely wanted improvement – above average, but not as high as I would have liked.

    Some days, if I had a choice I would reverse the two. I think that in this world high verbal IQ is the more important of the two. It’s certainly more important when dealing with people like Matt Yglesias. High verbal IQ people seem to have no problem brushing aside analytical arguments made by high spatial IQ people, but spatial IQ people don’t dismiss high verbal IQ types so easily. And the high verbal IQ types have an easier time attracting converts.

  185. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:

    There was a DSL thread about how Yglesias is actually surprisingly based:

    https://www.datasecretslox.com/index.php/topic,757.0.html

  186. Corn says:
    @RichardTaylor

    One solution is for Red-Staters to encourage the break up of the USA. A few on the Left already agree (Calexit). A key concern would be who gets the nukes. But the Calexit guy I heard didn’t care about the military.

    Remember a few weeks ago it was revealed the Democrats had “war gamed” the coming election and in one scenario California, Oregon and Washington seceded from the Union?

    Were there any other conservatives reading that and thinking, “Yippee!”?

    • Agree: RichardTaylor
  187. syonredux says:
    @Wilkey

    Some low IQ people earn a pretty nice living…

    Fairfax County Public Schools paid Ibram X. Kendi $20,000 for a 45 minute presentation with 15 minutes of Q&A.

    Critical Race Theory is an incredibly lucrative industry.

    • Thanks: Charon
    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  188. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    As LOTB said:

    Going back to the topic of the MSM worrying about an October surprise from Trump, we have seen over and over again that liberals tend to publicly fret over Trump doing something that the liberals know their side is doing. So if there’s going to be a big October surprise, you can be sure it’s going to come from the liberal MSM and not the Trump side.

    The only hope for Trump supporters is that the MSM is too stupid to understand the difference between a good October surprise and a bad one. Liberals continue to be fixated on racism, sexism, homophobia, and think the biggest possible killing blow would come from something having to do with Trump saying things along those lines. Liberals thought they beat Trump with that stuff four years ago, but it turned out the proles don’t give a crap that Trump said some locker-room talk in private. Why would they vote against Trump for saying the same kind of stuff that they’ve said themselves in private? The prole whites are sick and tired of political correctness.

    https://lionoftheblogosphere.wordpress.com/2020/09/05/the-coming-october-surprise/

  189. Corn says:
    @Wilkey

    Their work ethic is simply not the same.

    National Geographic published an article back in the 1990s on Fiji. Their writer explained it diplomatically. The Fijian attitude seemed to be, “Relax when you can, work hard when you must.”

  190. nebulafox says:
    @Wilkey

    (High verbal IQ + low spatial IQ + lack of self-awareness about that) == danger to self and to others.

  191. Birthrates are even dropping in the third world. If Mexico and Central America, went from using oil to natural gas, their production would increase and lower poverty. Less folks would want to come to the US. Same goes for Africa, you Africans could at least burn coal instead of burning wood for energy. Africa according to Michael Shellberger could dropped families from 5 to6 kids to 2 to 3 and urbanized more if energy was changed. This is certainly ignore by the left. Also, most leftist of Vox support lots of birth control and abortion. Birth rates among Latinos in California are now lower than whites in North Dakota due to lots of birth control handouts. So, Matthew Y ideas might not make it if third world countries have better energy for production or birth rates continue to decline among immigrant groups particularly in high rent states like California and New York.

  192. @syonredux

    I think he is, Trump simply steadfastly refuses to accept the dominant ideology of the age, which means intellectuals believe he can’t be smart, because as they see it, believing in it is a prerequisite for being smart. Modern intellectuals are very much like medieval theologians, despite all their claims to being objective and scientific.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @AnotherDad
  193. @Wilkey

    Matthew Y is way off since birth rates are also dropping in third world countries and they are aging. Also, if the left listen to Michael Shellberger an ex-environmentalist changing Africa from wood burning to coal would urbanized Africa and lower birth rates form 5 or 6 people to 2 to 3. In fact immigration will dropped from Mexico in the next decade due to birth rates dropping below replacement and the average Mexico goes from being 27 years old to 34 years old. Less young Mexicans to immigrant to the States for jobs.

  194. Corn says:
    @Wilkey

    they have big families, even for Mormons

    Maybe this is a silly question, but bear in mind I’m not Mormon…..

    Does the LDS Church encourage its members to have a certain number of children? Or is there some idea of optimal family size?

    I remember ten or twelve years ago a Mormon on a message board I frequented said that the church implicitly or explicitly encouraged married couples to shoot for four children.

    He also said that was actually moderation on the church’s part. Thirty or forty years ago the message was similar to trad Catholics (please have as many as God wills…..).

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  195. @International Jew

    Expect the press to seize on this report as a tool to “prove” that white people are the real affirmative action babies.

    This is a very good observation. I wonder if there’s a spate of these stories coming out primarily to provide a talking point/potential legal defense for AA.

    Screeching ‘legacies!’ has always been a common response from AA defenders when you start bringing up inconvenient facts such as the average SAT scores, graduation rates, career paths, etc., of AA admits.

    A few (most likely true) stories filtering into the zeitgeist is more than enough to reinforce the faith of many ill-informed people who might have started entertaining doubts about the holiness and efficacy of AA.

    • Agree: HammerJack, res
  196. @BRK

    Of course, national wealth offers resources for defense of the territory, and this is important. However, the desire to be strongest in that respect can be overdone. Why did Britain lose its empire? Because it was convinced that it couldn’t let Germany surpass it in economic might.

  197. Joggers have shot to 2 LMPD LEO’s tonite…. BLM is trashing shit….

    BTW…. Facebook is now pulling posts that refer to blacks as joggers. Incredible.

  198. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Trump has the same basic worldview as white protestants who lived in New York City in the 1950s and the 1960s, because he was a white protestant who grew up in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. It isn’t a well-thought-out worldview and it doesn’t mean he has the intellectual skills or the discipline to actually oppose the Left.

  199. @Anonymous

    Greenwald and Taibbi? Are they candidates?

  200. bomag says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    If people like Ilhan Omar are to go by, there will be more of a tendency to oppose such foreign conflict…

    LOL!

    She and her ilk will have the US military in their real home countries settling various historical grievances.

  201. @Reg Cæsar

    Always find it funny to see immigrants waving around their flag.

    The flag raises the obvious question: “Then why are you coming here?”

    The very fact that you have come to America–even legally–much less had to break in (or are trying to break in), is because Americans have done a much, much better job of building a decent nation than your people did. Immigration is an admission “those people did it better than my people”.

    If you’re so jazzed about Honduras … stay there!

  202. @Unladen Swallow

    I think he is, Trump simply steadfastly refuses to accept the dominant ideology of the age, which means intellectuals believe he can’t be smart, because as they see it, believing in it is a prerequisite for being smart. Modern intellectuals are very much like medieval theologians, despite all their claims to being objective and scientific.

    Very well said.

    I’ll only add that 99% of what medieval theologians believed really did not have contradictory evidence. They had faith in these matters of spiritual world, for which there really isn’t any solid evidence one way or another.

    In contrast the modern leftist theologian largely believes stuff for which there is overwhelmingly evidence that it is false.

    • Agree: bruce county, J.Ross, Charon
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  203. @syonredux

    $20k for 30 minutes of smiting followed by 15 minutes of cocktending. Nice work, if you can get it.

  204. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack D

    Yglesias doesn’t seriously want there to be 666 million new Americans, any more than people here REALLY want there to be zero (they say that they do but if they really had to live with the consequences of zero immigration they would quickly realize what a bad idea that is).

    What are these consequences that are so dire? I could easily live with a system in which the only people who are allowed to immigrate would be spouses of citizens, and even then only after they had been vetted, and the marriage was determined to be legitimate, not an immigration scam.

    Not that I would mind immigration, within reason, by actual Europeans from European countries. That’d be okay.

  205. @Wilkey

    When we meet down below we can take comfort in the fact that we no longer have to listen to know-it-alls, and we don’t have to buy all of the beer.

  206. @Kent Nationalist

    I wonder if a country with 1.4 billion high-IQ Chinese is going to feel outmatched and outsmarted by a country with a billion Guatemalans, Somalis, Pakistanis, Haitians, Zimbabweans, Indians, Eritreans, Mexicans, Congolese — and oh yes, a small percentage of white, heritage Americans.

  207. @Wilkey

    Maybe they haven’t been exposed to the POC virus yet. Of course it’s not as contagious or lethal as Covid-19, but still…

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  208. Travis says:
    @ariel

    excellent point. The only place which has a growing population is Africa. In 2019 the fertility rate for Latin America and the Caribbean was estimated at 2.04 live births per woman, placing the region for the first time below the level of replacement of 2.1 live births per woman. https://www.cepal.org/en/pressreleases/latin-america-and-caribbean-reach-maximum-population-levels-2058

  209. @syonredux

    He was in the NY real estate business for decades, you really don’t think he’s hyper-aware of that?

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  210. Anonymous[296] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    There were people in the middle ages who said stuff along the lines of “lol that church stuff is gay there’s no evidence for it, once you die, you’re dead.” We know because theologians often complained about it.

  211. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve,

    Which number looks larger?

    666 million

    666 Million

    666,000,000

    666,666,666

    I can tell you which looks smaller. The last one, because the eye breaks it up and focus in on the “666.” It’s also kind of dizzying, but not because it is a large number, but because of all the sixes.

    Marketing, man.

  212. Neoconned says:

    By the way Steve….his argument for a huge new army to conquer new lands sounds eerily like…..Hitlers maniacal Lebenstraum plan….now doesn’t it….only Hitler had a specified target….Russia and most of Eastern Europe….

  213. @AnotherDad

    If you’re so jazzed about Honduras … stay there!

    Or places farther south.

  214. Neoconned says:
    @The Alarmist

    Not many realize or know 99 Luftballoons is ANTI-AMERICAN protest song. I dunno if I’d call it pro Soviet or even pro leftist but it protested what many Germans and other central European groups viewed as a giant game of chicken played out on their doorstep….and they wanted no part in it…

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    , @Jack D
  215. Lagertha says:

    I have been censored at least, 20 times, and I am a nothing, older woman person who has no connection to a Corp for 30 Yrs!

  216. Neoconned says:
    @RichardTaylor

    The general staff will never allow the fracturing of the WMD arsenal.

    A few bullets to the heads of secessionist governors will cure that nonsense quickly….

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    , @J.Ross
  217. @Alden

    Another example, crab salad that’s mostly shredded halibut.

    You should be so lucky. Shredded pollock is more like it.

  218. @RichardTaylor

    One solution is for Red-Staters to encourage the break up of the USA.

    Just sell “Whexit” to the whiter counties. Most of them could even keep most of their state.

    Not as much land as 80 years ago, but the great majority of it:

    • Replies: @polistra
    , @guest007
    , @res
  219. Anonymous[150] • Disclaimer says:
    @Magic Dirt Resident

    And why isn’t England ruling the world anymore? It had a vast advantage over others because it was the first to can into the industrial revolution. But once the tech spread widely, it was inevitable that the United States was gonna surpass it. Quantity has a quality of its own, and when the quality of the population is similar, quantity wins out.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Ancient Briton
  220. anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Why is China a threat to the US?

  221. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    But once the tech spread widely, it was inevitable that the United States was gonna surpass it. Quantity has a quality of its own, and when the quality of the population is similar, quantity wins out.

    The quality of England’s population declined, due to its stupid entry into the two world wars, jewish-backed feminism, and jewish-backed mass immigration.

  222. @Neoconned

    The general staff will never allow the fracturing of the WMD arsenal.

    A few bullets to the heads of secessionist governors will cure that nonsense quickly….

    Leaders who are considered illegitimate so sometimes lose control of a population. There came a point in which the USSR fake elites just couldn’t keep everyone under control.

    If they tried such a heavy-handed response to a general desire by a population for change, they would truly endanger themselves.

    The only thing that defeats a nation (by which I mean a real organic nation, a people) is defeatism.

  223. Wilkey says:
    @Corn

    Does the LDS Church encourage its members to have a certain number of children? Or is there some idea of optimal family size?

    Not that I’ve ever heard.

    The Church encourages people to marry young, and that encouragement is backed up by the traditional Christian prohibition on pre-marital sex. So Mormons marry young so they can have sex, and those two things lead to larger families.

    There is also a lot of cultural support in Utah for larger families. Neighborhoods have more children running around. People know their neighbors. Family members live close by. So there’s a solid network of people to help with babysitting, etc. The same way it used to be in the rest of America, when it was still America.

    But Utah has suffered from a lot of the same problems as the rest of the country, so Mormon families are getting smaller. 6-8 kids per family used to not be rare at all. You still see more in Utah than in the rest of the country, but not nearly as many as 20 years ago.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
  224. Wilkey says:
    @Neil Templeton

    To the contrary, they’re recruiting more aggressively than ever before. Whites don’t join the Church much any more. On net they may even be losing white members. A big percentage of missionaries in the USA are foreign-language speaking, especially Spanish. And the last two apostles appointed to the Quorum of the Twelve – the Church’s top governing body (I guess) were both minorities – one Hispanic, and one Chinese. When the Church’s “prophet” dies the most senior apostle automatically becomes the next leader. So in the next 30 years or so (yes, it takes that long) they could have a Chinese or Hispanic prophet.

    The LDS Church leadership basically has gone all in on mass immigration, though they haven’t been quite honest about it. While they’ve tried to be coy about it, the official editorial position of every Church media organ – The Deseret News, KSL Radio, etc. – has long been extremely pro-open borders.

    • Replies: @polistra
    , @anon
  225. Neoconned says:
    @neutral

    Russia and or China would blanket the planet w nuclear warheads before some weird neo American horde army crosses their borders…..seems these thinkers have forgotten the lessons of MAD and the Cold War….nuclear radioactive wastelands aren’t worth conquering….

  226. LondonBob says:
    @Wilkey

    Mormons sound a lot like the New England Puritans, who recorded the highest level of births amongst European peoples. Strong social control with advocation of early marriage and procreation. Abundant land helped, but the ruling ideology mattered more.

  227. Thomasina says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    He’s not too ignorant and he’s not too dense. What he is is conniving. This is all about economics.

  228. @the one they call Desanex

    Here it is again.

    Te diré algo, Señor Yglesias:
    Te ves igual que John Wayne Gacy’s ass.
    Eres feo y gordo;
    Alejarse del bordo.
    ¡Hazte ejercicio, lacy-ass!

  229. polistra says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The past, as they say, is another country.

  230. bomag says:
    @guest007

    There is also the fraud of faking SAT scores. I do not know exactly how that could be considered breaking the law but I believe it is.

    Well, fraud is generally a crime, but one has to show damages. Today’s higher ed is so debased and fraudulent itself that those who don’t go might be better off than those who do. The fraudsters in this case could well be making themselves worse-off.

    • Replies: @guest007
    , @Jack D
  231. polistra says:
    @Wilkey

    The LDS Church leadership basically has gone all in on mass immigration, though they haven’t been quite honest about it.

    IOW, they’ve become just like the other churches.

  232. Thomasina says:
    @guest

    Bingo. I’m unfamiliar with his writing style, but what you say fits. I think your ghostwriter suspicion is bang on. It’s been professionally written by others. Hear me out.

    Matthew Yglesias attended the prestigious Dalton School in New York (where Jeffrey Epstein, 21 and with NO degree, got hired and briefly taught), and then went on to Harvard where he studied philosophy. He’s three-quarters Jewish.

    He floats around at The Atlantic Monthly, then at the Center for American Progress, and at some point he became a business and economics correspondent at Slate’s Moneybox. He then started Vox.

    This one billion is all about economics. It is always about economics.

    The business elite don’t care whether you’re living on top of each other, overdosing, or collapsing from overwork; they have their gated communities to go home to. All they care about is more usury to keep the Ponzi scheme going.

    Yglesias would be the front man pushing and selling this one billion idea. These slime are all connected. It’s all one big sewer.

    Someone like Epstein does the blackmailing, just to keep everybody in line, and someone like Yglesias is the salesman who pushes the agenda to the public. The blackmailed and bribed politicians wring their hands and say, “Well, we’ve got to think of the economy. We’ve got to have growth.”

    Bull! When you get to one billion, do you then need two billion? And then three? You can’t have never-ending growth on a finite planet.

    They’re not worried about competing with China economically. They can just sanction them and anybody who deals with them, pandemic them, or crush their markets. And they’re not worried about war with them either; that would be fought with nuclear weapons.

    No, they only want to increase the population to keep the Ponzi scheme going. Ever more bodies to get sucked into a new mortgage, a car, a TV and a couch.

    It’s always about economics.

    Yglesias is a front man.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  233. @J.Ross

    China thought there were certain advantage to having a huge population–there were plenty of hundreds of millions to spare.

    Mao’s theory on atomic bomb: They can’t kill us all

    TOKYO, Oct. 17, 1964 (UPI) — Chairman Mao Tse-Tung maintains that Communist China has nothing to fear from nuclear weapons. But his people have paid a fearful price to develop the atomic bomb of their own. Mao is said to have told a Yugoslav visitor to Peking in 1957, “We have a very large territory and a big population. Atomic bombs could not kill all of us.”

    “What if they killed 300 million of us? We would still have many people left.”

    • Replies: @Rob
    , @Joe Stalin
  234. @the one they call Desanex

    I don’t really speak Spanish, and I put some little effort into writing that limerick. Can you give me a clue why it was unacceptable?

  235. @AnotherDad

    The flag raises the obvious question: “Then why are you coming here?”

    It should be obvious by now…

  236. Two beefs:

    1. It’s too short. I was looking for a substantial Sailer fix, and didn’t get it. I am now going to frustratedly hunt the streets of New York, during which anything’s possible; and

    2. Contemporary, mainstream works on social problems are full of racism, sexism, anti-Americanism, anti-Christianity, lies about the facts, and lies about what the author really believes. Thus, after Steve teases out what is really going on, the author always has plausible deniability.

  237. guest007 says:
    @bomag

    I found this comment while looking up if anyone had gone to jail to SAT cheating.

    While cheating on the SATs is rare, according to TIME, the methods in which people do cheat on the test can face legal action, as it may violate “applicable laws,” like impersonation or fraud, according to the College Board. In order for cheating on the SATs to be illegal, the test taker must “violate state or federal law or other source of legal authority, such as an ordinance or international treaty,” Atkins says

    https://www.romper.com/p/is-it-illegal-to-cheat-on-the-sats-a-legal-expert-weighs-in-16951531

    I also found at least one case where someone went to jail for helping cheat on the SAT test.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/harvard-alum-who-took-exams-students-college-admissions-scandal-pleads-n993956

  238. guest007 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The census did not have an option for Hispanic in 1940. That would have screwed the results. Do you really think El Paso or San Antonio Texas was more than 90% non-Hispanic white in 1940?

    • Replies: @res
  239. guest007 says:
    @Travis

    The problem with humor is that it requires some backgrouind knowledge of the viewer. Since the U.S. no longer has a common culture or even a common background in movies, literature, TV, etc, humor has to be aimed at smaller group. That is why humor aimed at the masses is usually scatological humor or sex joke: Bodily function is the only thing most of us have in common.

    • Agree: black sea
  240. Anonymous[566] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abolish_public_education

    The problem with immigration is that newcomers become tax leeches (in proportions similar to native-borns).

    That’s not even in the top 5 largest costs of immigration.

  241. Anonymous[566] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ari Silver

    and even some physiological analysis of the author-why he’s nuts.

    Does the physiological analysis really lead one to conclude he is nuts?

    Isn’t it just as plausible that he is filled with insecurity and hatred?

    • Replies: @Ari silver
  242. Anonymous[865] • Disclaimer says:

    This sounds familiar. One of the justifications for NAFTA 30 years ago was that the US needed a bigger domestic market to compete with the EU, which was then expanding rapidly as communism retreated.

  243. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Chrisnonymous

    Maybe not compete, but China is a real threat. We should be worried about them. They are totalitarian and expansionist in addition to having serious domestic issues that their leadership might think a war would be a good way to deal with.

    Totalitarian and expansionist? That sounds more like the US than China. And “having serious domestic issues that their leadership might think a war would be a good way to deal with” really sounds more like the US.

  244. Philip Neal says: • Website

    What if the 666,666,666 new Americans are all Chinese? Who on earth will be competing better with who?

  245. What ever happened to the conspiracy theory that “Bill Gates and the Trilateral Commission are plotting to reduce the worlds population from 7 billion to 1 billion to save the environment” that was rampant back in the 2014 Ebola outbreak amongst conspiracy theory types? You know that actually isn’t such a bad idea, there actually is something to the greenhouse gas shit the left yacks our ears off with despite their solutions basically being unworkable impoverishment of society. Our cars and factories wouldn’t be that bad if there weren’t so many people on the globe. How can people enjoy living in these huge overcrowded cesspools like NYC, Chicago, not to mention the bee hive cities across Asia. Nothing is wrong with the suburbs and having a yard and garden. America would be fine at 200 million and crowding us to a billion like the Chinese is demented.

  246. dfordoom says: • Website
    @TTSSYF

    Yes, our differences are irreconcilable. We need an amicable divorce, which could preclude guerrilla war, if not open civil war

    You get amicable divorces when neither party hates the other’s guts. When one party does hate the other’s guts (or they hate each other’s guts) you get really nasty messy divorces.

  247. @Ben tillman

    Letting your population decline is tarded and decadent. Tards want to think of their decadence as a strength, thus the “muh ecology” screeching.

    A lot of this is down to Donald Trump being President. If Hilary was President, more of his fans would see white Americans’ 1.64 fertility rate as a problem. But caring about the future of white Americans has given way to hero worship of Trump, so problems are just swept under the rug.

  248. @Anonymous

    Employers never favored men over women. Just because something was legal doesn’t mean it was common and the il-legalization of discrimination was associated with no movement at all in the male/female earnings ratio, which did not begin to rise until fifteen years after that.

  249. Rob says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    What Mao maybe did not realize is that there is more to a country than population, and a nuclear war would seriously degrade the carrying capacity of a participant. I’m sure that barring complete desolation, the land would recover faster than one might think, trees do grow in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, after all. There would still be widespread famine for the survivors. Not to mention, modern China would lose tremendous wealth in the form of factories and infrastructure.

    I’m sure you realize all, so I don’t quite know why I’m leaving this comment, but I did not do all this typing for nothing!

  250. Anon7 says:
    @Anon7

    “True Leftist Democrats get rid of the white majority that stubbornly refuse to accept their Stalinist vision, replacing it with low IQ immigrants that vote Democrat for benefits (how else will they live here) and have always known totalitarian government.”

    I worked my way through college working as a custodian in a hospital, which was a union job and paid three times minimum wage. I met several guys who were union stewards, and dedicated communists.

    The typical IQ of a regular custodian was probably about 90. These union guys were probably about 105. They had gotten a custodian job because they needed the money, then found out that being a steward was better, because you could spend 20 of your 40 hours per week goofing off on union business.

    Of course they looked down on the “rank and file”. And of course they bitterly hated and envied the doctors, probably IQ 120 or better (some much better) who were in charge and made most of the money. If you got the communist guys drunk, sooner or later they would spill what they had in mind. “Come the revolution” was code for “we’ll have the people now in charge swinging from lampposts.”

    So, the Democrat leadership caste are like those IQ 105 union guys. They are just trying to make the country into what they feel comfortable with – namely, a population of 90 IQ people who are grateful for their help.

    Sorry, I just needed to write that down to clarify my thinking.

  251. Cortes says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    The Iberian part was due to a welfare sympathy movement from Cuba to Tampa. See

    The Goodbye Land (1967), about Galicia, his [Jose Yglesias’s] father’s native province in Spain. An interesting book which – unusual for a left wing writer – gives plenty of credit to the Franco government reforms to the previously ruinous landholding system.

  252. @Neoconned

    And I have no problem with that viewpoint.

  253. anon[108] • Disclaimer says:

    Center-left Vox pundit Matthew Yglesias’

    Why is he called “Center-left”? There is nothing “centrist” about open borders.

    The idiocy of the Left continues to boggle the mind. But I’m sure he’ll also find many cuckservatives who agree with him, like the Koch brothers, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, (((neocons))) like Bernie Marcus, Paul Singer, Sheldon Adelson, and all their GOP stooges.

    And of course all the tech plantation owners in SV. Just think of all the code coolies they can get from India, where all 1.3 billion are born “best and brightest”, “highly skilled”, they could get away with paying all their techies the same rate as Walmart employees!

  254. Anonymous[173] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course, Yglesias’s dream could come true with the proclamation of an ‘American Union’ in imitation of the ‘European Union’ – a lot of political lies, deceit and double talk, larded over with an awful lot of bollocks about ‘free trade’ and ‘economies of scale’, and – Bingo!- you’ve got your extra 100s of millions of warm bodies without even trying!

  255. Jack D says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud are probably Unconstitutionally vague and overbroad

    These statutes have been upheld repeatedly. There is a big difference between riffing in a blog comment section on what the law should be if they made you dictator and facing a real world indictment where you are going to have to live with the law as it actually is right now and is not going to change unless you appeal your case all the way to the Supreme Court and get them to overturn 70 years of precedents. You’d have a better chance of winning the Pick 6 lottery. Which is why all of the defendants have taken the plea bargain when push comes to shove. You can take the deal that the prosecutor is offering you and do 3 months or 6 months or some such or else you can go to trial with your unconstitutionally vague and overbroad argument and risk 10 years.

  256. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    Haven’t you ever been in a negotiation? You ask for the moon and the stars and then you settle for just the moon and the other side thinks that they are getting a good deal because they didn’t have to give you both. Yglesias is staking out an outlier position that is intentionally outrageous so that whatever we end up with seems better to the other side – whew, we dodged that bullet, at least we didn’t end up with a billion people like Yglesias wanted!

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Travis
    , @anon
  257. Jack D says:
    @Neoconned

    While it is true that the “nuclear disarmament” movement in the West was largely Soviet sponsored or at least matched Soviet goals (the Soviets had no intention of disarming themselves – they wanted the WEST to disarm) this particular song doesn’t really identify who launches the 99 year war referred to in the song (which is triggered by the launching of 99 balloons and then 99 fighter pilots shooting at them). The inspiration for the song was that the author was present at a Rolling Stones concert in West Berlin where a bunch of balloons were launched and he wondered what the E. German/Soviet military thought of all those balloons drifting into their territory. So implicitly, the trigger happy Soviets are the ones who start the war in the song.

    In a case of life imitating art, this song came out in February of 1983 and in September a trigger happy Soviet fighter pilot shot down a civilian Korean jet, killing 269 people. Fortunately, this did not start a 99 year war.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @J.Ross
  258. Could be for both America and the world the worst idea ever proffered in book length form in all of human history.

  259. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    … since when do these world-burning trust fund retards negotiate? What part of the negotiation is setting buildings on fire and calling for the destruction of the Constitution?

  260. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    It’s still a Soviet talking point that nuclear war is so awful it must be avoided, which is totally crucial to understanding the leftist smear that Reagan was an insane warmonger, which was a counter to Reagan’s strategy of economic pressure and unapologetic confrontation, which we now know to have been the correct and safe bet. Same idiots desire that nuclear plants be never updated.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  261. J.Ross says:
    @Neoconned

    We still don’t know who did that excellent power plant strike, and even the FBI with their marihuana-based fetish for Phantom Nazis isn’t attributing it to them.

    • Thanks: Neoconned
    • Replies: @Neoconned
  262. @Jack D

    I hear you, but tricking a college into accepting your kid isn’t anything like helping someone steal from a bank. You’ve got a college that’s already engaging in a dubious scheme to discriminate against willing customers. You’re just gaming their scheme. Like telling a motel you’re old enough for the “senior discount” when you’re not.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  263. @International Jew

    Better example: getting past the screeners at Studio 54 by tricking them into thinking you’re some celebrity.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  264. @Jack D

    These statutes have been upheld repeatedly. There is a big difference between riffing in a blog comment section on what the law should be if they made you dictator and facing a real world indictment where you are going to have to live with the law as it actually is right now and is not going to change unless you appeal your case all the way to the Supreme Court and get them to overturn 70 years of precedents. You’d have a better chance of winning the Pick 6 lottery. Which is why all of the defendants have taken the plea bargain when push comes to shove. You can take the deal that the prosecutor is offering you and do 3 months or 6 months or some such or else you can go to trial with your unconstitutionally vague and overbroad argument and risk 10 years.

    Jack, this is precisely the point. Statutes which can imperil the liberty of anyone (particularly anyone the Feds don’t like or who would make a nice trophy) for mundane conduct are a form of tyranny.

    Living with such a criminal code that makes us all felons by default, and then puts the power to pick and choose who gets hammered within the caprice of a bunch of OK lawyers who like to be creative is something we would find odious in Soviet Bloc regimes. All the more reason we should rail against it here.

    I don’t think people should risk years in prison and huge fines for getting a little forgetful with their toaster warranty claims.

  265. Travis says:
    @Jack D

    So he only wants 300,000,000 Immigrants ? Does he suggest what we should raise the yerly quota to ? Since the immigration Act of 1990 doubled legal immigration we have welcomed 40 million foreigners into America. Over the last decade 15 million have immigrated into America. Does he want the current quotas raised to 3 million per year ? 5 million per year ? 10 million per year ?

    Does he suggest how we change our current immigration act to allow millions more to enter America legally ? Expand the diversity visa ? Grant green cards to the 800,000 H1B visa holders living in America today ? Legalize all illegal aliens ?

  266. Jack D says:
    @bomag

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1346

    [T]he term “scheme or artifice to defraud” includes a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services.

    The theory of the indictments was that by bribing the test proctors, Singer deprived the companies that administer the ACT and SAT of their intangible right to receive honest services from them. The parents were in on the conspiracy to do so, so they are guilty of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud.

    Now this might all seem silly and farfetched to you – cheating on the SATs is not fraud like a Ponzi scheme because no one has lost any money. But trust me that this is as serious as a heart attack. You might not like it that the Federal government has the power to prosecute people using these vague statutes but those 14 words could put you in Federal prison for a long time, no joke.

  267. Jack D says:
    @International Jew

    Under the honest services statute if the bouncers at the door are pocketing bribes to let in bridge & tunnel people, they are guilty of a Federal crime because they are depriving Studio 54 of its right to receive honest services from them. There is no requirement that the victim lose any money as a result of the scheme, other than the money that they are wasting on paying dishonest employees who place their own interests above that of their employer. Ultimately, in the long run, if the gatekeepers are letting in a bunch of mooks, it’s going to hurt the reputation of the club and it WILL cost their employer money. Otherwise they wouldn’t need doormen in the first place. Maybe no one will notice if there are one or two zhlubs on any given evening but if you do it enough it’s going to have an effect (and if it’s not a crime, then why not do it for everyone?) Same with universities.

    Of course the Federal prosecutors pick and choose which crimes they prosecute but they could if they wanted to.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  268. anon[419] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Haven’t you ever been in a negotiation?

    Yes.
    Now, tell us again why “zero immigration” is an unreasonable reply to Yglesias?

    • Replies: @ex-banker
  269. @Jack D

    Believe me these folks had high powered lawyers and if they were not actually guilty of a Federal crime they would not be pleading guilty.

    Jack, i’m not saying the feds didn’t come up with a crime. I’m sure they did.

    Your analogy isn’t terrible. But the banker’s sidekick would know that the banker is stealing the money, which everyone understands is a crime. Here–again haven’t wasted my time on the details–that doesn’t seem to be the case. More like the pitch was: “Admissions aren’t cut and dried. There are ways to work the system. Pony up $100,000 for my expenses greasing the machinery, put on your daughter’s resume that she’s an avid sailor and we can make this work.”

    They know they are “cheating the system”–find a way to get the privileges connected people get. (Which is true–colleges do work around tedious stuff like SAT scores and grades for certain privileged people.) They don’t know or have any reason to believe anyone is stealing anything.

    Basically they were operating like people normally do in every corrupt backwater nation … which the US is rapidly becoming because of your beloved “must have immigration!”

    They weren’t criminals … they were simply on the bleeding edge of changing societal mores!

  270. @Jack D

    Yglesias doesn’t seriously want there to be 666 million new Americans, any more than people here REALLY want there to be zero (they say that they do but if they really had to live with the consequences of zero immigration they would quickly realize what a bad idea that is).

    Zero is a perfectly fine number for immigrants and there are no–zero–terrible consequences from it.

    Jack, I know you’re a smart guy. You should expand your mind to see reality beyond tedious Jewish middle man minority ticks and tropes.

    The world has had zero immigrants. And it has done fine–its people and economy have boomed. (Sure it could have grown faster if immigrants had arrived a million, 10 million, 100 million years ago … but that wouldn’t have been so good for us natives.)

    The US has a big population, economy and resource base. It functions just fine without bringing in new people. And we have this thing called “trade” whereby nations can swap with other nations to get things they don’t produce efficiently. Could we make use a few thousand people a year, who look to be ready to contribute on say thorium cycle, or battery technology–and are otherwise believers in the American republican system–sure. But they are not required. Ideas flow easily around the world–basically for free. Zero works just fine.

    The idea that people must be flowing about for people to accomplish anything is–charitably–absolute nonsense.

    Zero immigration is the natural order. Most human societies have lived in their own patch, developing it as they see fit–no one coming in, no one going out–for almost all of their history.

    There is a more accurate name for when “immigrants” successfully arrive: conquest.

    It does not tend to be pleasant. Especially for the native males. And it is not something that basically any society in history has asked for. (Some have stupidly played “hey, please go attack them” games a ended up finding out later to their dismay that they were the ones who were going to get “immigration”.)

    ~~

    The US had it’s best run ever by sharply closing down immigration in the 20s. Post-war prosperity for the common working man that was unprecedented in human history.

    The US would be far, far better off today if it had closed off immigration, when the frontier closed in the 1880s–before immigration “Great Wave”. The debacle that the US faces now, almost certainly would not be happening. There would be something approaching 200m people living a very, very prosperous life, with much high trust and social solidarity–their own land under their own control, passed on intact to their posterity.

    The US would even have been fine if it accepted zero immigrants after the founding–kept my Irish and German ancestors out. It didn’t do that principally so it grow faster to completely the conquest of lands to the West–warding off the British (north) and Spanish (south)–faster.

    That’s what “immigrants” inherently are–conquerors. But the US conquest is long, long over. We don’t need people coming to conqueror us.

    • Replies: @anon
  271. @Anonymous

    My mistake I meant to say psychological. His irrational insecurity and hatred is evidence of being nuts.

  272. @Altai

    If Yglesias meant what he was talking about, then America could just declare all people on Earth US citizens, they’d become Americas just like Yglesias did and America would reign supreme. But somehow, he needs them all to come to America …

    Exactly. If you’re serious about national competition, why take just the people?

    If we are going toe to toe with the Chicoms, why not get the people and their territory?

    If national competition is really the point, then Matty would be proposing we simply annex Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America–the rest of the Americas. Trump can have a big conference call with the leaders of all the Western Hemisphere nations and tell them they are part of America, now. Their taxes come here, their soldiers are part of the US military now.

    We get Matty’s 666 million new people and all their wonderful resources and living space.

    There’s your “One Billion Americans”. Already in place, already Americans!

  273. @the one they call Desanex

    Here are the two short lines:

    Eres feo y gordo; (You’re ugly and fat;)
    Alejarse del bordo. (I meant to say “Push away from the table.”)

  274. @J.Ross

    It’s still a Soviet talking point that nuclear war is so awful it must be avoided, which is totally crucial to understanding the leftist smear that Reagan was an insane warmonger, which was a counter to Reagan’s strategy of economic pressure and unapologetic confrontation, which we now know to have been the correct and safe bet. Same idiots desire that nuclear plants be never updated.

    Two nuclear powers with the ability to kill tens of millions of each other’s population will never fight a nuclear war. The leader of the country that initiated it, and lost tens of millions of his own country’s population in the ensuing retaliation, would be removed from power even if his country exterminated his opponent’s population. In a dictatorship, that leader would probably be shot.

    Don’t confuse the surface servility with reality. Dictatorships always feature servile minions – the mask of agreeableness vis-a-vis el lider maximo is the price underlings pay for being in the upper echelons of power. Just below that surface is a seething mass of contending personal ambitions. Tokugawa Ieyasu was a loyal sidekick to Toyotomi Hideyoshi until Toyotomi died. Then he wiped out the Toyotomi clan.

    • Thanks: Neoconned
    • Replies: @J.Ross
  275. Anonymous[566] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomasina

    This one billion is all about economics. It is always about economics.

    You are wrong. It’s about destroying the White genome. That was the purpose of mass immigration and this would be the coup de grace.

  276. @Jack D

    any more than people here REALLY want there to be zero [immigration]

    So why don’t you make a deal and settle on 333 million?

    Or, end up going the other direction, “negotiation” not applicable: The US population could conceivably be reduced to 222 million within a few years’ span if ‘politics’ gets more rambunctious. The presence of people like Yglesias can help make it happen, similar to Europe before WWII.

  277. @Jack D

    But is it a crime for the zhlubs (i.e. me)?

  278. J.Ross says:
    @Johann Ricke

    (first paragraph)
    Right, that’s why leftist hysteria in the 80s was hysterical (and politically useful to the Soviets).
    (second paragraph)
    Whoa, is this how you feel about Jack D?

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  279. ex-banker says:
    @anon

    The comparable counter is “send them all back!”

  280. res says:
    @res

    A new wrinkle in this.

    Two days after it was revealed that the University of California had improperly admitted dozens of wealthy or well-connected applicants, the UC regent who had advocated for one such student was identified: Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The waitlisted student was accepted to UC Berkeley after Blum wrote a letter to the chancellor.

    Based on this article.
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/24/uc-regent-who-helped-unqualified-student-get-into-cal-identified-as-richard-blum-husband-of-sen-dianne-feinstein/

    From the comments ; )

    I don’t support the repeal of 209, but if anything, Blum’s actions show that Affirmative Action is still needed. Rich white students have their affirmative action in the form of family connections like what we see here. So that would justify having Affirmative Action for poor minorities who have no connections to the Richard Blums of this world.

  281. res says:
    @guest007

    Perhaps better to look at the 1930 census which had an option for Mexican.
    https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2010/03/03/census-history-counting-hispanics-2/

    Here are nationwide numbers.
    https://www.genealogybranches.com/1930census.html

    Total Population 122,775,046 100%
    White 108,864,207 88.7%
    Negro 11,891,143 9.7%
    Mexican 1,422,533 1.2%
    Indian 332,397 0.3%
    Chinese 74,954 0.1%
    Japanese 138,834 0.1%
    Filipino 45,208
    Hindu 3,130
    Korean 1,860
    Hawaiian 660
    Malay 96
    Siamese 18
    Samoan 6

    I am not finding a fine granularity map or data, but this report has data by state on page 15.
    https://www2.census.gov/prod2/statcomp/documents/1931-02.pdf
    683,681 Mexicans in Texas (5,824,715 total people) and 368,013 in California (5,677,251 total people).

    So for 1930 Texas as a whole just breaks the 10% threshold at 11.7% Mexican, It also had 854,964 (14.7%) blacks. So even in 1930 Texas was over 25% non-white.

    BTW, 1940 does have a question about Spanish mother tongue, and this paper uses that to estimate Hispanics (oddly they don’t look at the Mexican question for 1930).
    https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/working-papers/2002/demo/POP-twps0056.pdf

    Their Table E-7 has the Mexican numbers for 1930 and uses those to make estimates for 1910 and 1920 as well.

    This footnote from elsewhere in that paper is worth including.

    2 The Mexican population in 1930 in the United States was reclassified as White in census publications in subsequent censuses.

    Does anyone know of a source for 1930 and 1940 census tract level data which includes the relevant data?

    This site looked promising: “Census tract tables since 1910”
    https://www.nhgis.org/user-resources/data-availability
    But AFAICT Mexicans have been reclassified as white in their 1930 data and only selected tract data is available.
    I can’t even find the 1940 language/mother tongue question in their data finder at state level.

    Here is a history of language questions over the years for reference.
    https://www.census.gov/topics/population/language-use/about/historical.html

    This page has reports concerning the 1940 mother tongue question.
    https://www.census.gov/library/publications/1943/dec/population-nativity.html

    The 1940 mother tongue question was: 38. Language spoken in home in earliest childhood
    https://1940census.archives.gov/questions-asked.asp
    That page says it was a supplemental question asked of only 5% of the population.

    This reddit post looks like the original source of the 1940 map.

    White Population of the United States by County in 1940 [4200×3105] from MapPorn


    Does anyone know what source was used for the county level data?

  282. res says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Any idea what source they used for their county level data?

  283. syonredux says:

    Will Wilkinson interviews Matty Yglesias:

    Supremacy for me but not for thee: Yglesias says that he’s OK with Jewish supremacy in Israel and Finnish supremacy in Finland……but the USA is a different story…..

  284. syonredux says:
    @Magic Dirt Resident

    England ruled the world with 17 million people in 1850, 30 million in 1900.

    By 1900,the USA had the world’s largest economy , and by 1913 Germany had pulled ahead of the UK….

    • Replies: @syonredux
  285. syonredux says:
    @syonredux

    But what about the restaurants: Wilkinson talks about how Vietnamese refugees brought culinary variety to his hometown.

    All refugees are alike: Wilkinson says that immigrants are good because the Vietnamese refugees in his hometown are doing great….

    Immigrants redeem America: Matty says that the American story would be horrific (WASPs taking stuff from Injuns) without immigration……

    It was necessary to destroy the town in order to save it: Matty talks about Somalis preventing population loss in small towns in Maine……

  286. anon[282] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    The world has had zero immigrants.

    So you say. Have you asked David Vincent about this?

  287. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    Billionaires for one billion Americans or a billion minions for billionaire oligarchs.

    It all depends on the perspective. To a cattle rancher, what matters is how many heads of cows, not how they fare in ever more crowded conditions. Does a pig farmer care about the well-being of his pigs? No, he doesn’t care if they’re crowded together and can hardly move as long as it means more profits for him. Same with chicken farmers. So, for billionaires, a ‘billion Americans’ just means more livestock. Matthew Yglesias is their scribe and spokesman, especially because many billionaires are Jewish and he is one too.

    Yglesias’ main argument for adding 666,666,666 immigrants is that this would help us compete with populous China.

    China’s main advantage isn’t population per se but relative homogeneity(as even non-Han Chinese are mostly East Asian). India has a population equal to China’s but is deeply divided and ineffective. Why? Far greater diversity and caste mentality. US has increasing diversity and the rise of a caste-mentality due to both economic and ideological factors. Economics favor Jews, Asians, and elite whites, whereas ideology favors the consecration of blacks, many of whom are mired in socio-economic problems. Jews and homos enjoy both economic success and ideology-idolatry, whereas many whites do well economically but are vilified ideologically while many blacks, though placed on the pedestal, are stuck with the panhandle.
    China’s capitalism encourages enterprise, and its communist legacy ensures some degree of ‘national socialism’ to sustain a sense of unity and equal justice. Still, this is easier to pull off in a nation that is more than 90% Han Chinese and nearly 97% Asian(of the yellow variety).
    If MORE PEOPLE is the formula for China’s success, then India and Africa should be major players in the global power game. But India would probably do better with a population of around 500 million, and MORE PEOPLE in Africa have only led to desperate scramble for other parts of the world.

    For sure, the US has benefited from brain-drain immigration, taking in smart people from around the world; this is where China can’t hope to compete with the US. It seems the best of the Greeks and Irish came to the US. Greece and Ireland now seem to be run and inhabited by second-raters. US has also taken in lots of smart Chinese and Hindus. Quality trumps quantity. No wonder Japan has a bigger economy than India or all of Africa. But the danger of new quality is it may take over as the new elites, and that is precisely what happened with Jews in America. If the US hadn’t taken in Jews, most likely Christian Anglo/Germans would still be ruling the place.
    Now, why are Jews not threatened by New Quality? They correctly see Chinese and other East Asians as essentially weak in identity once separated from their homelands. They regard Hindus as more identity-oriented, but Asian-Indians are a divided lot. Also, Jewish Power relies on support of Whites and Christians who, for reasons of Holocaust Cult and Biblical Prophecy, feel okay with Jews. They don’t feel the same for Chinese or Hindus. So-called White Guilt is almost entirely about Jews and blacks. Even American Indians don’t much count(as their tragedy is a lesson in the dangers of mass-immigration-invasion, as with the case of the Palestinians). In a way, ‘white guilt’ is more a social and political construct than the product of white conscience or ‘pathological altruism’. If indeed whites are more conscientious by nature, why aren’t they ashamed of what they’ve done to the Palestinians and other Arabs/Muslims by their support of Zionism and Wars for Israel? Why aren’t whites as guilt-ridden over American Indians as over blacks? It’s because white minds are molded by academia and media to weep and atone for certain groups but not for others. If indeed white conscience was genuine, it would follow its own moral logic than be led by the nose by the Power. Anyway, Jewish elites figure East Asians are too mellow to challenge Jews. Hindus are too divided and distrusting of one another. Unlike Judaism that binds Jews together, Hinduism has always divided Indians along caste/color lines. As for the teeming masses of immigrants without elite prospects, they are just more serfs, peons, consumers, foot-soldiers for empire, cattle.

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    In short, Yglesias seems to imply, America must invite the world in order to invade the world. Just think of the possibilities! If we had two-thirds of a billion more immigrants, we could conscript a humongous army and militarily conquer the world…which would finally give us some place to dump all the teeming masses of immigrants.

    I doubt he has such in mind. After all, most immigrants are coming for jobs and stuff, not to join the US military. As the military relies mostly on high-tech, manpower is far less important. Unless the US is planning to invade Russia or fight a long bloody war with China, manpower in the military isn’t an issue. Besides, Americans have no stomach for wars with high casualties. Iraq War killed only a fraction of lives lost in the Vietnam War but upset a lot of people. As many Americans have few or just one child, they don’t want them dead in combat. The only effective way to increase military personnel would be with the draft but no one wants it, especially the elites. Many elites, especially Jews, protested against the Vietnam War because they might be drafted and sent into steaming jungles infested with Viet Cong guerrillas. But once Richard Nixon ended the draft, the protests faded fast. The elites don’t much care as long as they aren’t the ones to end up in body bags. Americans are now are lured into the military with money and benefits, which has made the military far more expensive, but that also means the military cannot have too many people.

    As for INVADE THE WORLD, the plan is not for the US to invade the world but to steer the Third World to invade the First World with the exception of Israel. Jews have the mindset of ‘nationalism for me, not for thee’. Jewish Power sees national unity of any gentile nation as an obstacle to Jewish penetration and influence. So, it seeks to increase Diversity in both Poland and Japan. Any kind of Diversity is okay as long as it allows Jewish Globalists and their minions to play divide-and-rule, especially by guilt-baiting the native majority with charges of ‘racism’ against the immigrant/migrant communities. And as the elites of Japan, Poland, and other nations are influenced by US media and academia, they go along with the suicidal nonsense. US leads, others follow. Look how Canada, UK, and Sweden all accepted their own form of ‘Americanization’ by reformulating their nations as those of ‘immigrants’.
    So, Yglesias’ plan isn’t to make the US literally invade the world. Rather, it is for the US to serve as the role model for all other First World gentile nations to open up and invite diversity. That means, while Israel gets ever more Jewish, other First World Nations get more Diverse. So, the greater unity of Jews shall exploit the greater divisions among the goyim. Yglesias mentions China, but he thinks more like the British Imperialists in India. As a small minority-elite, the Brits often found Indian diversity useful in playing region against region, Islam against Hindus, caste against caste, that is until Gandhi and Jinnah, at least for awhile, banded together to oust the British.

    Seriously, Yglesias argues, we couldn’t have won WWII or the Cold War without a big population.

    If US already had a big enough population during WWII, why did it need more? Why does the US need a billion? Of course, ‘big’ is relative. China now has 1.3 billion, but its population was considered super-big when it was half that 50 yrs ago. Also, modern technology in agriculture has made it possible to feed many more people. Who would have thought India could sustain a population of 1.3 billion that is poised to take over China’s(if it hasn’t already). And some say African population will be in the billions in coming decades.
    Still, one crucial difference between US and China/India is the former developed as a Big Land for a growing population. There was bigness as empty space to be filled. Also, US population grew along with technological development that made life easier despite bigger numbers. In contrast, Chinese and Indian populations expanded in a Malthusian trap that wasn’t solved or half-solved before the coming of modern technology to those parts.
    Mechanization of agriculture means that a nation doesn’t need tons of laborers to produce food. Only 2% of US population works in agriculture. The value of More People to the modern world is as producers and consumers. But unless Yglesias and his ilk are willing to promote economic nationalism and bring back factory jobs(and slow down advancement in mechanization), more people will not mean more production. A lot of people who come to Europe just end up living on the dole. Still, don’t More People have value as More Consumers? But More Consumers without More Production sounds like an economy based on More Debt. (If consumption is key, why not create robots that consume? Have robots to go some fast food joint and order burger and fries.)

    Of course, mid-20th-century USA was far more unified, due to the immigration shutdown in the 1920s that wisely ruled that no interest groups would be allowed to use immigration to change the country’s ethnic balance. Hence, the political system was more cooperative and functional than today…

    But in retrospect, maybe immigration-restriction wasn’t such a good idea in the 1920s. As race was a factor in immigration, more immigration would have meant more White Immigrants. It would have made the US whiter. And as the immigrants came from different parts of Europe, their only hope of unity and assimilation was by learning English and adopting the Anglo-American model. Also, European emigration to the US might have alleviated economic conditions in Europe, thereby lessening the threats of both communism and fascism.

    In a way, a billion Americans isn’t a totally terrible idea. Ideally, the US should have stopped at 250 million, if only for nature’s sake. But US can easily accommodate a billion people as it has the best land in the world. If India, a nation 1/3 the size of the US, can hold 1.3 billion that is still growing, the US can hold a billion. The habitable space in Japan is only that of Indiana, but it has over 100 million people. There are still lots of empty spaces in the US. If US could have a billion people who are mostly white, it might be doable, even a worthy goal. But of course, a Billion Americans means 250 million whites being outnumbered by 750 million non-whites. It’d be like Afro-Latin-America on a super-scale. Now, Jews don’t mind because they’d be rulers at the top. Also, as Jews were a tiny majority throughout US history, they have no majority-status to lose. Besides, Jewish Power has relied on money and pulling-the-strings, not electoral numbers. They buy off and control the politicians who are voted by the dummy masses. Now, if Jews were to identify strongly as whites, they might fret about losing their white majority to non-whites. But Jews primarily identify as Jews and regard whites as the Other, even the Enemy. Therefore, More Diversity among Goyim is regarded as Jews as good for their power.

    Now Democrats envision using immigration to alter the racial balance to achieve perpetual one-party rule.

    The problem isn’t one-party rule per se. Japan pretty much had one-party rule since end of WWII. China has one-party rule, and it’s nationalist. Putin’s Russia is a semi-autocracy with one dominant party, but it looks out for Russian interests. The problem with one-party Democratic Rule in the US is it is essentially Judeo-centric than concerned with majority interests. But then, given the slavishness of the GOP to Jews and Israel, the US is already a two-party-as-one-party-state, at least when it comes to total obeisance to Jewish Power. Consider the spectacle of Jews calling Trump a Nazi but Trump going to hell and back for Jews. In a way, democracy is bad because it divides a populace and pits one group against another. White ‘liberals’ vs white ‘conservatives’. Indeed, one-party groups have gained so much against two-party groups. Jews are a one-party group as most are Democrats. In contrast, whites are a two-party group as roughly one half votes GOP and the other half votes Democrat. In the past, the Irish in big cities gained big against Anglos because, unlike the divided Anglos, the Irish were mostly a one-party group whose power was centered around Democratic Machines. Blacks fail in so many areas, but their one-party mentality has led to great gains against the divided two-party whites. One-party groups are united, two-party groups are divided. The tragedy for whites in the US is they are the ONLY two-party group in America… and even the whiter party, the GOP, is usually making more noises about being good to Jews, blacks, browns, etc.

    One obvious problem with this plan, however, is that all the immigrant ethnicities would then turn on each other in a struggle to control the capital of the world.

    Not true. Most immigrant groups come with weak identities and just become globo-Americans. They hardly care about their nations of origin, cultural heritage, or ethnic loyalty. Black African immigrants soon become like rapping black Americans. Asians turn into globo-homo advocates and, if anything, berate their nations of origin for ‘racism’ and relative lack of diversity. They all support Zionism and give speeches at AIPAC. Also, non-white groups gain currency only with the support/sympathy of the white community. As Jewish Power has steered whites to care mainly about Jews, blacks, and homos, most other groups receive no special sympathy. Therefore, they realize they must join with the idolized-identities that matter. So, they become shills of AIPAC, wave the homo banner, or chant BLM slogans. Take Muslims. As most whites don’t care for Islam or Arabs, many Arab-Americans feel their only chance of gaining favor is by displaying their globo-homo bona-fides. But as globo-homo is really a tool of Jewish Power, they unwittingly become dupes of Zion. Palestinian-Americans who wave both the Palestinian and Homo flags put themselves at a moral disadvantage because Israel is more pro-‘gay’ than Palestinians and Arabs are.

    Why compete with the United State militarily if you can use your co-ethnic immigrants to simply subvert the USA from within (such as this week’s example of an immigrant NYPD officer arrested for spying for China on Tibetan exiles), especially if Washington were so foolish as to invite in two-thirds of a billion immigrants?

    Except he didn’t subvert US interests. Tibet has nothing to do with the US, that is UNLESS the US intends to interfere in Tibetan affairs. It is precisely because US interferes in Tibet(and other problem spots in China) that some Chinese in the US spy for China on the matter of Tibetans-in-American working with the US. There are Chinese spies who carry out corporate espionage or funnel secrets from the US government, but Chinese keeping an eye on Tibetans in US seems more like Chinese Politics by other means precisely because US interferes with Chinese affairs. Also, it is nothing compared to American Jews doing all they can to suppress BDS, Palestinian-American voices, and critics of Zion. Some Chinese NYPD spying on some Tibetans is kid-stuff compared to Jewish campaigns on college campuses, industries, and government to shut down any effective criticism of Zionism and Wars for Israel. So, if the big fear is about China or some foreign nation taking over and subverting American Interests, it has already happened under Jewish Rule. Perhaps, whites are still under the delusion that Jews are white and working for ‘white interests’. Or maybe some whites regard Jews as Prodigal Whites who will finally return home and side with whites. This is like battered wife syndrome with no basis in fact.

    Germany would have liked to do that using German immigrants in 1917, but the self-righteous WASP ruling class proactively crushed any German-American resistance with heavy-handed assimilation methods, such as banning Beethoven concerts.

    It’s too bad Germany failed to. US had no business interfering in WWI. It only ensured Germany’s defeat and all the hell that followed. US intervention in WWI had nothing to do with American Interests but with Banker Interests and Jewish interests. Indeed, even UK had no business entering the war. Without Brits in the fight, Germany would have won within a year or two. But UK got involved and ultimately dragged the US into the war, turning a continental war into a World War that led to many more millions of white deaths.
    A strong anti-war movement by German-Americans might have kept the US out of the war. It would have been better for US and Europe, but US got dragged in. It’s a shame that German-America caved under pressure to Anglo-America. US would have been better as an equal partnership of Anglos and Germans. Such a nation might have been a fairer broker between UK and Germany. But as German-Americans assimilated fully into Anglo-America, they became foot-soldiers of the Anglo/American Empire. Though the Anglo/American Narrative depicts Germans as militarist aggressors, the fact is World Conquest was spearheaded and dominated by Anglos, British and American. Germans fought WWI to secure its place in continental Europe, not to take over the world.
    In retrospect, Anglo paranoia about Germany proved disastrous. If Germany had been given a place in the sun alongside UK and France, so many disasters could have been avoided. An Anglo-German alliance would have been better for the West than the eventual Anglo-Zionist one. Of course, Anglo-German amity was impossible by Adolf Hitler came along, but there would have been no Hitler if UK and US hadn’t intervened in WWI. Indeed, without UK and especially US intervention, it wouldn’t have been a world war but just a continental one in Europe.

    But these days the Chinese are slowly learning how to play the White Guilt card against America.

    But when Asians play the ‘white guilt’ card, it’s usually not about Asian victim-hood but Jewish, black, or some other victim-hood. Chinese know they are ‘uncool’ and disliked by whites(and other peoples), and so, they seek to gain ‘woke’ points with BLM slogans or ‘taking the knee’. The history of Southeast Asia suggests that, even as Chinese know how to get rich, they aren’t really into ideological or political domination. And despite so many Chinese having settled in Canada, they are mostly spineless imitators of white ‘wokeness’. If anything, they adopt ‘white guilt’ as their own and imitate white ‘virtue-signaling’. Perhaps, some immigrant Chinese feel loyalty to the motherland, but this isn’t the case at all with most born outside China, especially with all the race-mixing. All this China-bashing seems so much like Russia-bashing, the product of an unwillingness to face the fact that Jewish Power has done most to subvert and destroy traditional Americanism and sensible patriotism. The 1619 Project and TV shows calling for Mitzvah murders of ‘white supremacists’ are the products of the Jewish Media and Imagination(that stokes of flames of black rage, not least to use the black-Jewish alliance card to cover up Jewish Segregation and ‘Jim Crow’ antics in the West Bank).

    Also, I don’t see much in the way of the ‘circular firing squad’. It’s more like The-Good-the-Bad-and-the-Ugly style, with Blondie and Tuco understanding, wink wink, ‘get Angel Eyes’. Now, there are problems between blacks and non-black POC, but blacks cause problems for everyone. There is some disagreement between browns and yellows on Affirmative Action, but as yellows tend to be rather sheepish and servile to prevailing ideology, their elites seem to be pro-diversity and pro-affirmative action. Asians are not supportive of Trump’s noises about anti-Asian discrimination. Muslims and ‘Latinos’ don’t seem hostile to one another. As for Jewish-Muslim tensions, it’s hardly a thing because Muslims have little chance of making it to elite ranks. Also, the kind of Muslims who do gain prominence tend not to care about the Palestinian issue. Farad Zakaria is only to happy to work with Zionists and cheer on the bombing of Syria. More immigration is the main issue for Muslim groups, and they will work with any group, even Jews, to secure more immigration. If all those Muslims in North Africa and Middle East have been so ineffective in working together on behalf of Palestinians, what hope is there for Muslim-Americans who come from all over the world?

    Indeed, one reason for this summer’s mania over whites supposedly oppressing blacks is because blacks vaguely realize that the white man’s days are numbered due to immigration. Once the immigrants take over, nobody will take seriously anymore African-Americans’ sad stories about George Floyd, redlining, and Emmett Till.

    Perhaps. I think black rage politics is more in competition with globo-homo, the designated celebratory item in June. True, not all blacks are enthused about immigration. Still, blacks, especially elite ones, care less about immigration because their power is invested in the Democratic Party and more immigrants mean more power to Democrats, and that means more power to blacks-who-matter. On some level, blacks know that they’ve become the sacred cows of the US due to Slavery Narrative, Jim Crow Narrative, Lynching Narrative, Civil Rights Narrative, MLK cult, and black prominence in sports and pop music. It’s like blacks are lionized and celebrated all over Europe, even in Poland with few blacks. Anatoly Karlin says even Russian TV is filled with blacks.
    So, while most immigrants remain faceless masses and minions, blacks will dominate the celebrity of Americanism. That means an endless tug-of-war between whites and non-whites in laying claim to fealty to Noble Negro-hood. Why not? Just about all groups in the US are now into Globo-Homo as the new spiritual theme. So, when push comes to shove, blacks feel more empowered than emasculated by mass immigration. It will mean whites and other groups bidding for black blessing. If people used to bid for black slaves long ago, the new auctioneering is about bidding for blessings by black godhood.

    The better part of One Billion Americans is about how to reverse the declining fertility of American citizens… The total fertility rate for American women was dropping even during the Trump Boom before the pandemic, down to a below replacement rate of 1.72 children per woman in 2018. And yet when asked how many children they’d like to have, women and men both average about 2.6.

    Too many women in the workforce, and too many women with elite aspirations. After all, even nations with traditionally low or no immigration are cratering in child birth. Japan didn’t have much immigration for decades but is so sterile that it has no choice but to take in immigrants. There is immigration to a nation with healthy fertility to bring down wages. That is bad stuff. But in the case of Japan, immigration is becoming necessary because birthrate is around 1 child per woman. And Russian birthrates are still far below what it should be.

    American women may want 2.6 kids, but of course, their expectations are pretty high, especially among the college graduates. This means MOST MEN are not good enough for them. And many men may have higher expectations for the women as well. If most women want successful men, most men want supportive women. But if more women take jobs from men, there are fewer successful men. Also, if women have been instilled with bitchy feminism and trashy slut mentality, they are far less likely to ‘stand by your man’; even Tammy Wynette didn’t stand by hers and went through D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
    Even without overt feminism, education and work for women are going to lower birthrates. While most women may want man and family, they would prefer to be single than be stuck with an inferior man and/or low-IQ children. Their attitude is the Moon or Bust. They want the Best or Nothing at all. Such attitudes are as common in Iran and Japan as in Germany and UK. Educated Iranian women are less likely to get married and have children. Many choose to be single and self-supporting. Many Japanese men are ashamed to work at ‘dirty jobs’, and Japanese women only want to find ‘winners’. Unless society turns away from individualism and adopts a more organic function of life, nothing can be done about the problem of birth dearth in the developed world… that is unless future of mankind is Brave-New-World-like. Lab-created people.

    Why does Yglesias want to make the U.S. three times as crowded, especially at a time of infectious pandemic, riots, urban looting, and wildfires? The most likely reason is that he doesn’t, really, but taking an extremist stance on immigration, calling for an order of magnitude more than the 52 million immigrants expected under Joe Biden’s plan, inoculates him from getting canceled…

    No, he probably does really want it. He likes crowded America. He knows Covid is utter BS and just part of the coup to wreck Trump’s economy. He figures more immigrants in cities will mean less rioting by blacks and Antifa ne’er-do-wells. And immigrants don’t loot like blacks do. And maybe more immigrants will lead to less forest fires as more forests will be cut down for building communities or for fuel.

    As he admits on page 256, “I am not personally a nature lover or an outdoorsy person…”

    He should know nature exists for its own good, not to serve us. I don’t much care about the bottom of the ocean, but that doesn’t mean it should be destroyed. I don’t much care to visit the jungles, but rain-forests should be preserved. He’s sounding like Woody Allen.

  288. My main thoughts on the book review-

    Surprisingly, Yglesias returns time and again to the nagging problem that more immigrants equal more greenhouse gas emissions. In contrast, most progressives have simply ignored the mathematical inevitability that increasing the U.S. population by importing poor people will increase climate-change emissions.

    Americans pump out about four times as much carbon emissions per capita as even car-crazy Mexicans, and ten times or more as much as a typical Third Worlder. So if Americans currently contribute 14% of the world’s greenhouse gases, tripling the population through immigration would, if the immigrants assimilate economically, increase global emissions by about 25%, which to Vox readers ought to sound like the end of the world. The author labors mightily but can’t overcome this simple arithmetic.

    Yes that’s absolutely correct, see for example Abegão (2019), “the environmental impacts of mass movement of peoples from low-income countries to higher-income countries are ultimately detrimental to global environmental sustainability (Cafaro and Staples 2012; Hickey et al. 2016; Kopnina and Washington 2016; Phillips et al. 2018; Frum 2019)”. https://overpopulation-project.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Abeg%C3%A3o2019_Article_WhereTheWildThingsWereIsWhereH.pdf

    But you then proceed to contradict yourself-

    The better part of One Billion Americans is about how to reverse the declining fertility of American citizens. It’s not as complete as Jonathan V. Last’s 2013 book What to Expect When No One’s Expecting, but offers a good start on the subject.

    The total fertility rate for American women was dropping even during the Trump Boom before the pandemic, down to a below replacement rate of 1.72 children per woman in 2018. And yet when asked how many children they’d like to have, women and men both average about 2.6.

    On the one hand you recognise more people = more carbon emissions which is environmentally bad given the climate crisis, but on the other, you are telling Americans to increase their fertility rate when they need to do the opposite and decline their fertility rate. The less people the less carbon emissions. So there is no consistency in your argument from an environmental viewpoint.

    “Murtaugh and Schlax (2009) found in the United States that every child born was estimated to contribute roughly 9,441 metric tons of CO2 to the “carbon heritage” of their mothers. These results show how deciding not to have offspring can significantly reduce one’s carbon footprint.” https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/eco.2018.0068

    What US needs to do is continue to decline its fertility rate and especially increase voluntary childlessness. Unfortunately though there is a pro-natalist bias against this, for example not having children is the most effective way to lower carbon-footprint, but mainstream textbooks don’t mention it, instead they only focus on things like recycling and shifting to renewable energies.

    Even the alt-right is too politically correct to touch this issue.

  289. Neoconned says:
    @J.Ross

    If i recall correctly it was said by some ppl with a technical background i don’t have to be some kind of inside job….im assuming a prankster or disgruntled employee…

    That or its the spooks doing a false flag like how the nation’s 911 system failed the other day or how a few yrs back EBT cards went down in certain states…..the NSA parasites & other assorted ABC spooks are “stress testing” like how the SEC stress tests banks….theyre stress testing various scenarios of social breakdown & disorder so they can modify their military strategies models and troop deployment on domestic soil models…..

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