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From CNN:

White violence and Black protests during the 1918 flu have a lesson for today
By Kristen Rogers, CNN

Updated 3:19 AM ET, Tue February 16, 2021

(CNN)

… Violence instigated by White people, violent police encounters and protests for racial justice were rampant in Philadelphia during the 1918 flu pandemic. George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, was killed by a White policeman in May 2020. That killing and others by police led to the Black Lives Matter movement gaining momentum over the summer, in terms of national and global reach, numbers of protests and new supporters beyond Black communities.

… “We may not be able to establish casualty scientifically or historically between the outbreak of disease and the virus of racism, but we understand all too well that when we fear for our very lives, our mortality can shred our civility,” Brown said in an unpublished paper on the topic. “This dread exposes a primal panic that unleashes the violent human impulse to blame and hurt others in ways inexcusable. There are many lessons we’ve learned from looking at the history of pandemics, but some, regrettably, we never seem to take to heart.”

… “What you have in the early 1900s and today is rising nativism, White ethnocentrism and White supremacy,” Hardy said. “After World War I is when you witness the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan which, in the 1920s, becomes a major political force. … The culture wars that we’re witnessing today are very much reminiscent of the culture wars in the 1920s. It’s basically fear of a White minority.”

“There are chilling parallels between what we have seen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with the revelation of quite brutal police killings of African Americans and what actually happened back in 1918,” Brown said.

“That story is a very sobering one — not least for which it reminds us that this kind of violence against the African American community is nothing new, sadly,” he said. “We know how long it’s been around, but when it comes to pandemics, it’s been around for well over a century.”

In contrast, here’s a not bad article that despite lots of Crimestop turns out to be about some of the things that are actually going on in Philadelphia right now:

Experts: Pandemic continues to fuel surge in shootings and homicides in Philly

By Aaron Moselle February 2, 2021

The new year is off to a violent start in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Police Department recorded 50 homicides in January, a 32% increase over last year, the deadliest in three decades. The tally, which includes the accidental shooting of a 9-year-old girl for which her father and 12-year-old brother have been charged, is the highest the city has reported at this point in the year since 2007.

Non-fatal shootings have also continued to surge. More than 140 people were shot this month, a 71% jump over this time last year.

The majority of people shot are Black men. The list of victims also includes nearly a dozen children under the age of 18.

“This is crazy times we’re living in right now,” said Isaac “Ikey Raw” Gardner, who leads Unsolved Murders in Philly.

At this rate, Philadelphia could set new records for shootings and homicides, a grim prospect for a city still reeling from the unrelenting gun violence that made last year one of the most violent in history in the midst of a global pandemic.

Thirty-eight people were murdered in January 2020, a year that ended with 499 murders, one shy of the highest total recorded since 1960.

The city has reported 60 more shootings the first month of this year than in January 2020. Last year ended with more than 2,200 shooting victims, more than double the year-end total in 2015.

Experts say the pandemic likely drove much of last year’s spike in shootings and murders. They suspect that trend will continue for much of 2021, even as cities slowly inoculate residents against COVID-19.

Gardner, whose group counsels families who have lost loved ones to gun violence, said the current level of bloodshed won’t abate until face masks are no longer part of daily life.

The prevalence of face masks, he said, has emboldened shooters by giving them an easy way to conceal their identities, while making it harder for homicide investigators to clear cases.

“A lot of people that’s beefing with each other, they don’t have no issue about pulling their gun out wherever and shooting,” said Gardner.

When I was a kid watching cowboy shows on TV, masks (such as bandanas), were associated with bandits. Now they are seen as symbols of pro-social virtue. But they still work the same in making it easier to get away with crimes.

… The department’s homicide clearance rate dropped significantly last year. Police say shooters wearing face masks is a big reason why.

In the short-term, the department is looking into ways to stop social media disputes from escalating into gun violence, she said.

“Overall, the PPD has noticed a trend in homicides and shootings that point to disputes via social media and social media playing an increased role in violent confrontations between individuals,” said Reilly.

The Establishment is obsessing over the need to censor social media to prevent a once in a decade white riot that got one unarmed woman killed by law enforcement. In contrast, barely anybody talks about how social media seems to drive a lot of black-on-black murders in the ‘hood.

Of course, there is no mention in this article of the media-declared Racial Reckoning or of Philadelphia’s Soros-backed radical district attorney.

 
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  1. virus of racism

    “Virus of Racism”…that would be a good name for a band, but I can’t decide if it would be punk, metal or something else. Maybe industrial-techno?

    • Replies: @Enemy of Earth
    @anon

    How about black metal?

    Replies: @anon

    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @anon

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=He7EPYdJEkU

    Replies: @anon

    , @Aardvark
    @anon

    Oh shit, this is not good. IF they start thinking racism is a virus then the Pharmas will want to concoct some sort of vaccine that doesn't really do anything, but you should take it anyway.

  2. No mention of Emmett Till?

    This is cherry picking historical data to build a narrative.

    The 1920’s KKK was nativist, for sure, but by its own definition was White Protestant Christian above all else. It was also much larger in the Northeast and Midwest than in the South. Indiana had the largest membership of any state. Iowa had more members than Alabama. The Klan members who marched in Wilson’s inaugural parade were mostly from Northern States.

    “About half the marchers were from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but many other states were represented, from an Akron, Ohio, glee club to Virginia’s fetching Kluxettes, who beat out snappy rhythms on snare drums and carried a pair of forty-by-seventy-five-foot flags. New York also had a large contingent of marchers, with one upstate town sending 76 of its 202 residents.”

    American Heritage, The Klan on Parade.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @RebelWriter


    This is cherry picking historical data to build a narrative.
     
    Moreover, much of the data is false. But they have to do something, right? Lying is something, right?
  3. … “We may not be able to establish casualty scientifically or historically between the outbreak of disease and the virus of racism, but we understand all too well that when we fear for our very lives, our mortality can shred our civility,” Brown said

    Has uncanny <<>> of the notion that mediaeval European Christians (i.e., every man jack of ’em) held jews at fault for the Black Death.
    A tribal myth, I suspect. Most Christians conceded that the Plague was divine retribution for their innumerable, obscure and inherent Sins. Rather than marmots (gophers, but fuck-huge)> fleas> ship-rats. And maybe other less commensal rodents.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @Expletive Deleted

    Or maybe groundhogs? Anyway, the vector is fairly evident. Leave them furry bois alone, woman! They all got fleas, and the fleas jump on you in your bed.

  4. Is there a contention that George Floyd was brutally lynched by Whites in Blue because they were fearing the COVID-19 miasma emanating from black bodies?

    Do I get this right?

    • Replies: @Redman
    @El Dato

    The Chauvin trial is coming up next month. I think the MSM and Biden administration is trying to turn up the heat on the evils of "white supremacy" and similar illusions.

    I suspect this will heat up even more as the trial approaches. If the right has any balls, they would start countering the propaganda by showing the public the actual facts of the case:

    1.Floyd died of an overdose of fentanyl in combination with his existing heart problems

    2.The MPD were trying to restrict Floyd's movement because he was having a drug induced delirium episode. They had called for an ambulance and were restraining him for a long time because the ambulance had initially gone to the wrong address.

    3. Chauvin and another officer were using MPD-approved and prescribed protocols for restraining a person having a delirium episode

    4. The fact that the MPD had an official protocol demonstrates that delirium episodes (drug induced?) are or have become very common in big cities.

    5. The autopsy showed no evidence of asphyxiation or damage to Floyd's airways from any trauma.

    6. Floyd had an almost identical interaction with the MPD one year earlier, when he allegedly ingested drugs he had on him to avoid arrest/prosecution and had a similar panic attack/delirium episode. (I still contend that he may have swallowed fentanyl he had on him without the police noticing it)

    Replies: @William Badwhite

  5. “We may not be able to establish casualty scientifically . . .”

    Perhaps their ability to understand causality is a casualty of their stupidity.

  6. Kristen Rogers (CNN) – On the benefits of being single.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/15/health/single-awareness-day-loneliness-benefits-wellness/index.html

    A real genius this one…

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Patrick in SC

    It'd be nice if all this loneliness and isolation was good for introspection or disconnecting from group think but it doesn't seem to work on some demographics, not in the era of social media anyway.

  7. @Expletive Deleted

    … “We may not be able to establish casualty scientifically or historically between the outbreak of disease and the virus of racism, but we understand all too well that when we fear for our very lives, our mortality can shred our civility,” Brown said
     
    Has uncanny <<>> of the notion that mediaeval European Christians (i.e., every man jack of 'em) held jews at fault for the Black Death.
    A tribal myth, I suspect. Most Christians conceded that the Plague was divine retribution for their innumerable, obscure and inherent Sins. Rather than marmots (gophers, but fuck-huge)> fleas> ship-rats. And maybe other less commensal rodents.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    Or maybe groundhogs? Anyway, the vector is fairly evident. Leave them furry bois alone, woman! They all got fleas, and the fleas jump on you in your bed.

  8. Add 10 IQ points to Ibrahim X. Kendi and a lot of malevolence, you get TaNeishi Coates. Add 10 IQ points to Coates and take a bit of the malevolence off, you get Cornell West. Add 10 IQ points to Cornell West and shave off even more of the malevolence (I dunno, maybe you need to throw in a Malcolm Gladwell in between the two) and you get Kwame Anthony Appiah.

    Anyway, Appiah’s whole schtick is the invention and contingency of social identity- nations and ethnic groups are “imagined communities”, one of those phrases midwits like Obama (better than midwit by raw intellectual ability at birth, turned into midwit by years of intellectual laziness) so love to bandy about.

    If race is socially-constructed, if man and woman is socially-constructed, if nations and ethnic groups are socially-constructed, certainly history and historical memory are socially-constructed as well. I like to take the therapeutic line, then- no purpose is served by bringing up these unpleasantries from the past; best to ignore them just like we ignore or minimize so many other aspects of the past. Insisting on bringing them up to no go end does not make someone just an antiquarian, it makes them a scab-picker. Don’t be a scab-picker! (INSERT BIG GROSS PICTURE OF A SCAB HERE IF ON TWITTER)

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @Abe

    Add 30 more and you get Adolph Reed, Jr.

    , @Gabe Ruth
    @Abe

    I'll have to look that guy up, sounds good.

    I've felt for a while that our most urgent social goal should be to reduce not only the rate of immigration, but of neighborhood turnover as well. Give people a chance to get comfortable with each other, they might surprise you. I'm no civic nationalist, but I don't have the stomach for ethnic cleansing.

    That's always been my take on Mr. Unz's data on low crime in heavily Hispanic areas. These are places they are established, and even if there are other groups present, they know each other, they don't hate each other, they might even respect each other. The problems start when neighborhoods have large racial shifts in short time periods.

  9. That story is a very sobering one — it reminds us that this kind of violence within the African American community is nothing new,

  10. OT:
    Steve’s favourite cartoon about how, when you think about, a black man really invented the light bulb, got a sequel and it’s just as cringe and weirdly inappropriately adult for what is intended as socialisation/indoctrination for the under 10s.

    I wonder if the dispute isn’t about ‘biological differences’ but rather kinship that tends to inform human behaviour and ingroup preferences. Is this like when people who understand Northern Ireland take ‘protestant’ and ‘catholic’ literally and think it’s about religion?

    Of course, there do really seem to be quite a lot of biological differences at play here that at a macro level have a lot disparate impacts. Of course, they’re disparate impacts, that, if they occurred within a population or ethnic identity would largely go unnoticed, it’s when the power of ethnic solidarity occurs that disparate group impact is enough to power political action. In fact, trying to remind and inform those ethnic ingroups is what the cartoon is about, simultaneously saying ‘you’re the same’ but also ‘you’re part of these groups and don’t deny it!’ and one of you better develop ethnic solidarity and other absolutely shouldn’t!

    Or rather it tries to thread the needle and simultaneously speak one instruction to white children ‘your ethnic solidarity is racism and evil! We’re all the same and you should treat everyone the same’ and another to non-whites.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Altai

    "I wonder if the dispute isn’t about ‘biological differences’ but rather kinship that tends to inform human behaviour and ingroup preferences."

    OK. so how do Americans, as Mutts, fit into your paradigm?

  11. @anon
    virus of racism

    "Virus of Racism"...that would be a good name for a band, but I can't decide if it would be punk, metal or something else. Maybe industrial-techno?

    Replies: @Enemy of Earth, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Aardvark

    How about black metal?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Enemy of Earth

    Black metal? Legit.

  12. Kristen Rogers capitalized the word “white.” Expect her to be on the next train to canceltown. Woot woot!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Mike Tre


    Kristen Rogers capitalized the word “white.” Expect her to be on the next train to canceltown. Woot woot!

     

    When did CNN go full wigger?
  13. @Patrick in SC
    Kristen Rogers (CNN) - On the benefits of being single.


    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/15/health/single-awareness-day-loneliness-benefits-wellness/index.html

    A real genius this one...

    Replies: @Altai

    It’d be nice if all this loneliness and isolation was good for introspection or disconnecting from group think but it doesn’t seem to work on some demographics, not in the era of social media anyway.

  14. Of, course… it all makes sense now… decades before the Hart-Cellar Act… the great fear was a White minority.

  15. Interesting that white is White.

  16. OT: Chicago has identified statues that aren’t woke. The list includes both includes people from Lincoln to Balbo. Not sure what will happen next Wokes don’t have that much power in Chicago and so far the Italians have even managed to block attempts to change the name of Balbo street. The Balbo monument should be moved in addition to being actual fascist it a Roman artifact that shouldn’t be exposed to the elements.

    Suntimes article: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/17/22288203/chicago-statues-monuments-committee-public-review-white-supremacy-christopher-columbus-protests

    • LOL: profnasty
    • Replies: @t
    @t

    Here's the full list of monuments.

    https://chicagomonuments.org/monuments

    , @Steve Sailer
    @t

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago's Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo's honor so far.

    Replies: @t, @Jon, @Joe Stalin, @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46, @Gordo

  17. @t
    OT: Chicago has identified statues that aren't woke. The list includes both includes people from Lincoln to Balbo. Not sure what will happen next Wokes don't have that much power in Chicago and so far the Italians have even managed to block attempts to change the name of Balbo street. The Balbo monument should be moved in addition to being actual fascist it a Roman artifact that shouldn't be exposed to the elements.

    Suntimes article: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/17/22288203/chicago-statues-monuments-committee-public-review-white-supremacy-christopher-columbus-protests

    Replies: @t, @Steve Sailer

    Here’s the full list of monuments.

    https://chicagomonuments.org/monuments

  18. Violence instigated by White people,

    At least she capitalized the “w.”

  19. When you think about it, it’s actually pretty astonishing how much White racial solidarity has collapsed over the last 75 years.

    It’s equally astonishing how much power Jews and Blacks have in today’s America.

    It’s even more astonishing that we’ve let in tens of millions of non-white migrants, whose interests matter more than those of Whites.

    Imagine you were having tea with Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Truman, FDR, and Eisenhower. Then you told them what America would be like in 2021.

    They wouldn’t believe you.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here are a couple of episodes of "The Twilight Zone." The show was very popular back in the early 60s. It ran on CBS.

    In this episode, the Confederates are portrayed as having a strong moral caliber and admirable bravery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mccCoAO-8PE

    Here's another episode. In it, the Confederacy and the Union are portrayed as moral equivalents.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Hg1GjJ2RM

    It's interesting that there used to be a time when the Confederacy was viewed favorably. When Northerners went out of their way to placate Southerners. Back then, being politically correct meant being over the top in your praise of the Confederacy.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Polistra

    , @profnasty
    @JohnnyWalker123

    They would laugh and exclaim,
    "Mission Accomplished!!"
    (Minus Coolidge and Hoover.)

    , @Alice in Wonderland
    @JohnnyWalker123


    The Establishment is obsessing over the need to censor social media to prevent a once in a decade white riot that got one unarmed woman killed by law enforcement. In contrast, barely anybody talks about how social media seems to drive a lot of black-on-black murders in the ‘hood.
     
    The Establishment wants young black criminals dead, but doesn't want to do the work themselves. Incarceration is expensive and more importantly has a bad look. But blacks are willing to do the job themselves, so it is a win-win for the Establishment. And their media allies blame it on their political enemies making it a win-win-win for the Establishment.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @BB753
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Perhaps they would be surprised but some former presidents might agree with 2021 America. The great reset, also termed final masonic revolution has been planned since at least a century ago in the lodges, if not longer. Heck, read HG Wells' books: An Open Conspiracy and The New World Order. Or any book by Bertrand Russell, Alvin Toeffler, Jacques Attali, Zbigniew Brzezinski, or Carroll Quigley's The Anglo-American Establishment.

  20. So a handful of blacks are killed every year by police while resisting arrest, and for this we must turn our entire society upside down and don sackcloth and ashes eternally. What if they just simply accepted that when you are ordered to do something by a police officer, it’s best to comply? The interesting thing about all this liberal whining about racism is that it denies blacks’ agency and treats them like children who are never responsible for their actions or the consequences of their choices, just like the old antibellum slave masters.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Bell


    "The interesting thing about all this liberal whining about racism is that it denies blacks’ agency and treats them like children who are never responsible for their actions or the consequences of their choices, just like the old antibellum slave masters."
     
    Which is the whole point of the exercise. Blacks don't want to be free, will, in fact, do anything to avoid that fate. Ever since the awful truth dawned upon them in April of 1865, they have done everything in their power to re-enslave themselves. Problem is, whites don't want to be their masters anymore. Truth be told, Whites would prefer not to deal with them at all. Blacks see this as an assault upon their easily-damaged self esteem and, feeling rejected, conspire to bring the whole thing down around all of our heads.

    Replies: @Mr. Grey

  21. George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, was killed by a White policeman in May 2020.

    No he wasn’t:

    https://anosognosic.tumblr.com/post/643013915717074944/why-the-police-are-innocent-in-george-floyds

    We may not be able to establish casualty

    Does he mean “causality”?

    After World War I is when you witness the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan which, in the 1920s, becomes a major political force.

    Except that the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s (not a “rebirth” of the original Klan but an entirely different organisation that used the same name), which was based in the northern states, was primarily concerned not with Black/White power dynamics but with Catholic immigration from White countries.

    The culture wars that we’re witnessing today are very much reminiscent of the culture wars in the 1920s. It’s basically fear of a White minority.

    There was absolutely no threat of Whites becoming a Minority in the USA during the 1920s. Most people alive at that time hadn’t an inkling of that possibility.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Roderick Spode


    There was absolutely no threat of Whites becoming a Minority in the USA during the 1920s. Most people alive at that time hadn’t an inkling of that possibility.
     
    Most people still don't, even as it becomes a reality. And of those who do, most believe it's a very good thing indeed, when they even permit themselves to think about it.

    People are brainwashed beyond imagining. Good post though, I agree with every part.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Roderick Spode


    Except that the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s (not a “rebirth” of the original Klan but an entirely different organisation that used the same name), which was based in the northern states, was primarily concerned not with Black/White power dynamics but with Catholic immigration from White countries.

     

    Actually, it was primarily concerned with hawking overpriced gowns to unsuspecting rubes. It was run by a woman for most of its run, behind a figurehead. (Sort of like the federal government in 1920.)

    It fell apart after a leader raped and murdered a white girl in Indiana. Kinda went counter to message.
  22. @anon
    virus of racism

    "Virus of Racism"...that would be a good name for a band, but I can't decide if it would be punk, metal or something else. Maybe industrial-techno?

    Replies: @Enemy of Earth, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Aardvark

    • Replies: @anon
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Thrash metal? Legit.

  23. @JohnnyWalker123
    When you think about it, it's actually pretty astonishing how much White racial solidarity has collapsed over the last 75 years.

    It's equally astonishing how much power Jews and Blacks have in today's America.

    It's even more astonishing that we've let in tens of millions of non-white migrants, whose interests matter more than those of Whites.

    Imagine you were having tea with Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Truman, FDR, and Eisenhower. Then you told them what America would be like in 2021.

    They wouldn't believe you.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @profnasty, @Alice in Wonderland, @BB753

    Here are a couple of episodes of “The Twilight Zone.” The show was very popular back in the early 60s. It ran on CBS.

    In this episode, the Confederates are portrayed as having a strong moral caliber and admirable bravery.

    Here’s another episode. In it, the Confederacy and the Union are portrayed as moral equivalents.

    It’s interesting that there used to be a time when the Confederacy was viewed favorably. When Northerners went out of their way to placate Southerners. Back then, being politically correct meant being over the top in your praise of the Confederacy.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @JohnnyWalker123


    The show was very popular back in the early 60s. It ran on CBS.
     
    There was this thing called television, you little whippersnappers! Now gather 'round while grandpappy tells you all about it.

    J/K...actually those eps are good recon on your part.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Polistra
    @JohnnyWalker123


    In this episode, the Confederates are portrayed as having a strong moral caliber and admirable bravery.
     
    In other words, accurately.

    Replies: @Jack D

  24. @t
    OT: Chicago has identified statues that aren't woke. The list includes both includes people from Lincoln to Balbo. Not sure what will happen next Wokes don't have that much power in Chicago and so far the Italians have even managed to block attempts to change the name of Balbo street. The Balbo monument should be moved in addition to being actual fascist it a Roman artifact that shouldn't be exposed to the elements.

    Suntimes article: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/17/22288203/chicago-statues-monuments-committee-public-review-white-supremacy-christopher-columbus-protests

    Replies: @t, @Steve Sailer

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago’s Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo’s honor so far.

    • Replies: @t
    @Steve Sailer

    They ended up giving Wells what used to be what's left of Congress Parkway. Of course there's another Wells street in the area forcing everyone to say the full name, Ida B. Wells Drive whenever they mention it, there's now corner of Wells and Wells

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/456-498+S+Wells+St,+Chicago,+IL+60607/@41.8758981,-87.6358615,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x880e2ca29f3d0bfb:0x6c2b6f9450e1c1ff!2sEast+Ida+B.+Wells+Drive,+Chicago,+IL!3b1!8m2!3d41.8757707!4d-87.6241877!3m4!1s0x880e2cbe06c6e58f:0x5e61b28fccab6eb5!8m2!3d41.875898!4d-87.6336675

    , @Jon
    @Steve Sailer


    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago’s Balbo St.
     
    That may have been a reasonable position years ago, but nobody on the right should be in favor of anything the left is pushing. Our one-sided reasonableness is why we have been losing, badly, for so long.
    , @Joe Stalin
    @Steve Sailer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkcmSsosM9c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y2g4fbnEh4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s17Mu7_Q2Q4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMugoL64lpE

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago’s Balbo St.

     

    This wouldn't be hard to do. All it would take is the right size and color sticker from the hardware store.


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vIqLeQqLtTw/UpzNDNsYIAI/AAAAAAAABdU/Wn-RxG9gK7c/s1600/BilboStreet.JPG

    Thirty-eight people were murdered in January 2020, a year that ended with 499 murders, one shy of the highest total recorded since 1960.

     

    And it was Leap Year, no less. They want to be sure to hit the elusive target in 2021.

    Replies: @Polistra

    , @MBlanc46
    @Steve Sailer

    And renamed Congress Street for Ida B. Wells.

    , @Gordo
    @Steve Sailer

    The was a Balbo Highway in Libya, Rommel and Montgomery held races back and forward on it during the early 1940s.

    Subsequently boringly renamed the Libyan Coastal Highway.

  25. @Steve Sailer
    @t

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago's Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo's honor so far.

    Replies: @t, @Jon, @Joe Stalin, @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46, @Gordo

    They ended up giving Wells what used to be what’s left of Congress Parkway. Of course there’s another Wells street in the area forcing everyone to say the full name, Ida B. Wells Drive whenever they mention it, there’s now corner of Wells and Wells

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/456-498+S+Wells+St,+Chicago,+IL+60607/@41.8758981,-87.6358615,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x880e2ca29f3d0bfb:0x6c2b6f9450e1c1ff!2sEast+Ida+B.+Wells+Drive,+Chicago,+IL!3b1!8m2!3d41.8757707!4d-87.6241877!3m4!1s0x880e2cbe06c6e58f:0x5e61b28fccab6eb5!8m2!3d41.875898!4d-87.6336675

  26. @Steve Sailer
    @t

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago's Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo's honor so far.

    Replies: @t, @Jon, @Joe Stalin, @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46, @Gordo

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago’s Balbo St.

    That may have been a reasonable position years ago, but nobody on the right should be in favor of anything the left is pushing. Our one-sided reasonableness is why we have been losing, badly, for so long.

    • Agree: JMcG, Gordo, profnasty
    • Disagree: Corvinus
  27. @Steve Sailer
    @t

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago's Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo's honor so far.

    Replies: @t, @Jon, @Joe Stalin, @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46, @Gordo

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Joe Stalin

    Documentary footage of ceremony honoring Italo Balbo in Chicago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38N5OcZx3ko

  28. We may not be able to establish casualty scientifically or historically between the outbreak of disease and the virus of racism

    Steve, are you going to get your shots for this one? I hear tell that the Pfizer vaccine has the best efficacy, but there’s a cheaper one out of of Israel. It’s got a few side effects, but it’s worth it to flatten the curve… some memory loss, increased rhythmic awareness, usually slight but occasionally severe lip widening, lowered SAT scores …
    .
    me, I’m scared of it because I don’t like getting pricked with a needle…

  29. Prescient post. Eight shot – one shooter apparently – in Philadelphia this afternoon.

    https://6abc.com/shooting-philadelphia-police-olney-transportation-center-septa-station/10348270/

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Daniel H

    Very little seems to be known. Apparently a car pulled up and a black guy with a pistol got out and began shooting. The police arrested someone who may or may not be the shooter - nobody saw nuffin but there is probably security footage. Typically he would have had a target - someone whom he had a beef wif - but it's not clear whether any of the victims was the target. It's not unusual for bystanders to be hit but this was a lot of bystanders. Maybe the target was doing a lot of bobbing and weaving and the shooter was having a hard time drawing a bead on him.

    It's possible that this is some kind of new trend where instead of the shooter's beef being with a particular person or gang he was angry at the whole neighborhood so everyone on the street was a target. F--- y'all. Or else he was just a really reckless (and bad) shooter who didn't care who he hit while he was in the process of trying to hit his target. That's completely possible.

    No one, especially in the national media, seems to get upset when a black guy shoots other black people but this is taking it to a new level. If the cops had pulled up and randomly shot 8 black people the undocumented shopping would last for weeks.

    There was another incident recently where a couple of teen brothers carjacked a car. Using the stolen car, they then attempted to carjack ANOTHER car (I guess one for each of them) but their bad luck (all they had, it turns out, was a BB pistol) was that guy #2 was licensed to carry and shot one of them in the head. Unbelievably, the guy shot in the head managed to drive off and when the cops found him, he was still able to walk and talk despite having taken one in the skull. I guess it was empty in there anyway. Meanwhile when he drove off he left his brother in the street and the brother approached the cops claiming that he had been robbed and shot at. But a security guard who saw the whole thing stepped forward and they arrested the brother. Meanwhile the guy shot in the head is in the hospital and he's still alive. BTW, none of this took place in the ghetto but rather in the downtown area.

    https://6abc.com/philadelphia-carjacking-shooting-callowhill-street-robbery-philly-police-spruce/10343340/

    Replies: @Mr. Grey

  30. @RebelWriter
    No mention of Emmett Till?

    This is cherry picking historical data to build a narrative.

    The 1920's KKK was nativist, for sure, but by its own definition was White Protestant Christian above all else. It was also much larger in the Northeast and Midwest than in the South. Indiana had the largest membership of any state. Iowa had more members than Alabama. The Klan members who marched in Wilson's inaugural parade were mostly from Northern States.

    "About half the marchers were from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but many other states were represented, from an Akron, Ohio, glee club to Virginia’s fetching Kluxettes, who beat out snappy rhythms on snare drums and carried a pair of forty-by-seventy-five-foot flags. New York also had a large contingent of marchers, with one upstate town sending 76 of its 202 residents."

    American Heritage, The Klan on Parade.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    This is cherry picking historical data to build a narrative.

    Moreover, much of the data is false. But they have to do something, right? Lying is something, right?

  31. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here are a couple of episodes of "The Twilight Zone." The show was very popular back in the early 60s. It ran on CBS.

    In this episode, the Confederates are portrayed as having a strong moral caliber and admirable bravery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mccCoAO-8PE

    Here's another episode. In it, the Confederacy and the Union are portrayed as moral equivalents.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Hg1GjJ2RM

    It's interesting that there used to be a time when the Confederacy was viewed favorably. When Northerners went out of their way to placate Southerners. Back then, being politically correct meant being over the top in your praise of the Confederacy.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Polistra

    The show was very popular back in the early 60s. It ran on CBS.

    There was this thing called television, you little whippersnappers! Now gather ’round while grandpappy tells you all about it.

    J/K…actually those eps are good recon on your part.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @HammerJack

    When I was your age, this is how I stayed in touch with my friends.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNoOYeS0gs0

    It was our version of texting.

  32. @Roderick Spode

    George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, was killed by a White policeman in May 2020.
     
    No he wasn't:
    https://anosognosic.tumblr.com/post/643013915717074944/why-the-police-are-innocent-in-george-floyds

    We may not be able to establish casualty
     
    Does he mean "causality"?

    After World War I is when you witness the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan which, in the 1920s, becomes a major political force.
     
    Except that the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s (not a "rebirth" of the original Klan but an entirely different organisation that used the same name), which was based in the northern states, was primarily concerned not with Black/White power dynamics but with Catholic immigration from White countries.

    The culture wars that we’re witnessing today are very much reminiscent of the culture wars in the 1920s. It’s basically fear of a White minority.
     
    There was absolutely no threat of Whites becoming a Minority in the USA during the 1920s. Most people alive at that time hadn't an inkling of that possibility.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Reg Cæsar

    There was absolutely no threat of Whites becoming a Minority in the USA during the 1920s. Most people alive at that time hadn’t an inkling of that possibility.

    Most people still don’t, even as it becomes a reality. And of those who do, most believe it’s a very good thing indeed, when they even permit themselves to think about it.

    People are brainwashed beyond imagining. Good post though, I agree with every part.

  33. I can’t wait until 2120 and biased dumbass reporters at CNN-Earthside are busily whipping up racism-outrage stories out of nowhere, based on biased dumbass news reports from now.

  34. @Mike Tre
    Kristen Rogers capitalized the word "white." Expect her to be on the next train to canceltown. Woot woot!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Kristen Rogers capitalized the word “white.” Expect her to be on the next train to canceltown. Woot woot!

    When did CNN go full wigger?

  35. could somebody explain to me how “nativism” is bad? I’m serious.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  36. @Roderick Spode

    George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, was killed by a White policeman in May 2020.
     
    No he wasn't:
    https://anosognosic.tumblr.com/post/643013915717074944/why-the-police-are-innocent-in-george-floyds

    We may not be able to establish casualty
     
    Does he mean "causality"?

    After World War I is when you witness the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan which, in the 1920s, becomes a major political force.
     
    Except that the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s (not a "rebirth" of the original Klan but an entirely different organisation that used the same name), which was based in the northern states, was primarily concerned not with Black/White power dynamics but with Catholic immigration from White countries.

    The culture wars that we’re witnessing today are very much reminiscent of the culture wars in the 1920s. It’s basically fear of a White minority.
     
    There was absolutely no threat of Whites becoming a Minority in the USA during the 1920s. Most people alive at that time hadn't an inkling of that possibility.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Reg Cæsar

    Except that the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s (not a “rebirth” of the original Klan but an entirely different organisation that used the same name), which was based in the northern states, was primarily concerned not with Black/White power dynamics but with Catholic immigration from White countries.

    Actually, it was primarily concerned with hawking overpriced gowns to unsuspecting rubes. It was run by a woman for most of its run, behind a figurehead. (Sort of like the federal government in 1920.)

    It fell apart after a leader raped and murdered a white girl in Indiana. Kinda went counter to message.

  37. “virus of racism”. Reading articles like that increase the spread.

  38. @Joe Stalin
    @Steve Sailer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkcmSsosM9c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y2g4fbnEh4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s17Mu7_Q2Q4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMugoL64lpE

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Documentary footage of ceremony honoring Italo Balbo in Chicago:

  39. @Steve Sailer
    @t

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago's Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo's honor so far.

    Replies: @t, @Jon, @Joe Stalin, @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46, @Gordo

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago’s Balbo St.

    This wouldn’t be hard to do. All it would take is the right size and color sticker from the hardware store.

    Thirty-eight people were murdered in January 2020, a year that ended with 499 murders, one shy of the highest total recorded since 1960.

    And it was Leap Year, no less. They want to be sure to hit the elusive target in 2021.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Reg Cæsar


    "one shy of the highest total recorded since 1960."
     
    Underhandedly implying that higher levels were reached just before that date, which happens to be the exact opposite of the truth, but why quibble.
  40. @Bell
    So a handful of blacks are killed every year by police while resisting arrest, and for this we must turn our entire society upside down and don sackcloth and ashes eternally. What if they just simply accepted that when you are ordered to do something by a police officer, it's best to comply? The interesting thing about all this liberal whining about racism is that it denies blacks' agency and treats them like children who are never responsible for their actions or the consequences of their choices, just like the old antibellum slave masters.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    “The interesting thing about all this liberal whining about racism is that it denies blacks’ agency and treats them like children who are never responsible for their actions or the consequences of their choices, just like the old antibellum slave masters.”

    Which is the whole point of the exercise. Blacks don’t want to be free, will, in fact, do anything to avoid that fate. Ever since the awful truth dawned upon them in April of 1865, they have done everything in their power to re-enslave themselves. Problem is, whites don’t want to be their masters anymore. Truth be told, Whites would prefer not to deal with them at all. Blacks see this as an assault upon their easily-damaged self esteem and, feeling rejected, conspire to bring the whole thing down around all of our heads.

    • Replies: @Mr. Grey
    @ThreeCranes

    Even with the race riots in the early 20th century, Tulsa and Knoxville are two that I have read some about, it seemed to be more about crime than race. Blacks created communities in these cities, but they were full of crime and when it spilled over into white areas people got fed up. This was in a time before freeways and suburbs and mass car ownership so whites couldn't flee to the suburbs like they did after 1950. Right or wrong people took the law into their own hands instead of living with the constant threat of rape and murder.

  41. The local fishwrap, The Philadelphia Inquirer, is unsurprisingly in the tank for our Soros-funded DA and our upward-failing Affirmative Action Police Chief.

    A former Inquirer reporter is running a one man blog documenting their malfeasance and incompetence. It’s the only place to find out what’s really going on in the city.

    https://www.bigtrial.net/

    • Replies: @profnasty
    @Milo Minderbinder

    I'd support Krasner/Jenner for 2024 Dem ticket. Krasner supports Black crime, and Jenner can play all positions on either team. It's a twofer.
    Best Regards, Major Major Major Major

  42. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @anon

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=He7EPYdJEkU

    Replies: @anon

    Thrash metal? Legit.

  43. @Enemy of Earth
    @anon

    How about black metal?

    Replies: @anon

    Black metal? Legit.

  44. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here are a couple of episodes of "The Twilight Zone." The show was very popular back in the early 60s. It ran on CBS.

    In this episode, the Confederates are portrayed as having a strong moral caliber and admirable bravery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mccCoAO-8PE

    Here's another episode. In it, the Confederacy and the Union are portrayed as moral equivalents.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Hg1GjJ2RM

    It's interesting that there used to be a time when the Confederacy was viewed favorably. When Northerners went out of their way to placate Southerners. Back then, being politically correct meant being over the top in your praise of the Confederacy.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Polistra

    In this episode, the Confederates are portrayed as having a strong moral caliber and admirable bravery.

    In other words, accurately.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Polistra

    There were Nazis who fought bravely too. The glorification of the Lost Cause (and the acceptance by the North of this glorification) was really a mistake. The failure to acknowledge that fundamentally the Lost Cause was an evil cause (fighting for the right to own other human beings) set back the South for almost a century. In part it was provoked as a reaction to the excesses of Reconstruction, where for example the Congressional delegations of the Southern states were replaced with all black Congressmen and Senators. Total inclusion was then followed by total exclusion as the pendulum swung from one extreme to the other.

    Everyone should have tried to GRADUALLY integrate blacks into Southern society. Full integration was probably impossible due to blacks lacking , uh, the necessities but they could have done a much better job - say at least as well as was done in the Caribbean islands by the British. But Americans are an impatient people given to polarization, and are not interested in gradual solutions with all of their shades of gray.

    Replies: @profnasty, @William Badwhite

  45. Another recent piece by Kristen Rogers:

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/national-museum-of-african-american-music-virtual-tour-trnd/index.html

    She graduated from college in 2019:

    https://journalists.org/profiles/kristen-rogers/

    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Paleo Retiree


    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

     

    No this is not true. Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Same thing on tabloid TV with people like bow-tie boy, Hannity, or Cooper. All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers.

    Replies: @Jim Christian, @Jack D, @anon, @Paleo Retiree

  46. @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago’s Balbo St.

     

    This wouldn't be hard to do. All it would take is the right size and color sticker from the hardware store.


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vIqLeQqLtTw/UpzNDNsYIAI/AAAAAAAABdU/Wn-RxG9gK7c/s1600/BilboStreet.JPG

    Thirty-eight people were murdered in January 2020, a year that ended with 499 murders, one shy of the highest total recorded since 1960.

     

    And it was Leap Year, no less. They want to be sure to hit the elusive target in 2021.

    Replies: @Polistra

    “one shy of the highest total recorded since 1960.”

    Underhandedly implying that higher levels were reached just before that date, which happens to be the exact opposite of the truth, but why quibble.

  47. @Steve Sailer
    @t

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago's Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo's honor so far.

    Replies: @t, @Jon, @Joe Stalin, @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46, @Gordo

    And renamed Congress Street for Ida B. Wells.

  48. @HammerJack
    @JohnnyWalker123


    The show was very popular back in the early 60s. It ran on CBS.
     
    There was this thing called television, you little whippersnappers! Now gather 'round while grandpappy tells you all about it.

    J/K...actually those eps are good recon on your part.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    When I was your age, this is how I stayed in touch with my friends.

    It was our version of texting.

  49. Matters are unlikely to improve in Philly, considering that the city’s current police commissioner is Danielle Outlaw, the former chief of police in – wait for it – Portland, Oregon.
    This dimbulb has been failing upward for years. Look for her to become Attorney General in the Harris administration.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Macumazahn

    The second to last chief in Filthaderpia (The last was another negro who only served briefly before a sex scandal derailed him-then there was an interim White broad for a minute or two before this current idiot) was Charles Ramsey, who failed upwards from top cop in Chicongo, and then DC, most notably botching the DC Sniper investigation.

  50. @Paleo Retiree
    Another recent piece by Kristen Rogers:

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/national-museum-of-african-american-music-virtual-tour-trnd/index.html

    She graduated from college in 2019:

    https://journalists.org/profiles/kristen-rogers/

    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

    No this is not true. Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Same thing on tabloid TV with people like bow-tie boy, Hannity, or Cooper. All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Jonathan Mason

    "All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers. "

    Especially on MSM.

    , @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    If you have any doubt that the lecturers are ignoramuses too, watch the Celebrity Jeopardy episode with Wolf Blitzer. The man knows nothing. What you say is right, but the people delivering the lectures are actors reading from a teleprompter - no brains are required for this, just an ability to look and sound good on camera. In China they are working on AI telecasters so they won't have to pay the human dummies to read.

    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Obviously you've never met an actual reporter.

    , @Paleo Retiree
    @Jonathan Mason

    Not sure what you’re taking issue with. It’s a simple fact that the average staffer at MSM outlets these days is much younger than he/she was back in 1990.

    What this means for you as a news consumer is: While you used to be reading articles and watching reports masterminded and created by well-seasoned people 30-60 years old, the articles and reports you’re now being sold are often coming from callow recent college grads — kids, basically. As I pointed out, the young woman who wrote the CNN article that Steve featured in his posting graduated from college in 2019. Why is a major outlet like CNN publishing a big long piece by someone who’s almost certainly younger than 25 years old? What does she know about the world?

    How and why this situation came about: As competition from the internet heated up, legacy media outlets had to tighten their belts. One way they did this was by offering their older (and better-paid) staffers buyouts — I took one myself back in 2008 —and replacing them with youngsters, who are much cheaper. Budget savings, accomplished.

    But what this has left the typical MSM outlet with is a staff consisting of a small number of late-Boomer (or early Xer) managers presiding over (or trying to preside over, lol) a lower-level staff of youngsters, with very few experienced intermediate-age staffers around to show the youngsters the ropes and knock the naivete and ego out of them. The youngsters grew up Woke and obsessed with “identity,” are often nonwhite and nonstraight, and were educated to think that journalism should be personal advocacy.

    The result is what we’re seeing today: lots of activism-disguised-as-journalism, lots of Woke one-upsmanship, lots of ridiculously naive and shallow stories that read like they were reprinted from college newspapers, and lots of upheavals at places like the NYTimes, where the defenestrations of James Bennet and Donald McNeil can be adequately understood as consequences of generational warfare, with the impatient Woke kids coveting the prestige of their elders and playing the “racism” card to win battles and obtain what they crave.

    I don’t know why more isn’t made in discussions about what’s wrong with today’s media of the youthfulness of today’s MSM staffs. It’s an important factor.

    Replies: @Jack D

  51. @Steve Sailer
    @t

    I announced years ago that I was in favor of renaming Chicago's Balbo St. in honor of black muckraking journalist Ida B. Wells.

    Balbo was not just a famous Italian Fascist, he was pretty scary guy whose influence pushed Mussolini in more racial directions.

    But the Italian-American organizations of Chicago have preserved Balbo's honor so far.

    Replies: @t, @Jon, @Joe Stalin, @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46, @Gordo

    The was a Balbo Highway in Libya, Rommel and Montgomery held races back and forward on it during the early 1940s.

    Subsequently boringly renamed the Libyan Coastal Highway.

  52. In contrast, barely anybody talks about how social media seems to drive a lot of black-on-black murders in the ‘hood.

    Nobody, liberal or conservative, black, White or Asian gives a shit about black murders in the hood. Ever. Never did, never will. That’s why they aren’t part of the conversation. They have no agency, no responsibility. But the ad agencies constantly feed us scenes in commercials where blacks are doing an ad for Dawn from a $1,000,000 dollar Toll Brothers McMansion as if blacks live there, a total lie. But back in the ‘hood? Who even cares? No one, ever.

  53. @Jonathan Mason
    @Paleo Retiree


    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

     

    No this is not true. Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Same thing on tabloid TV with people like bow-tie boy, Hannity, or Cooper. All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers.

    Replies: @Jim Christian, @Jack D, @anon, @Paleo Retiree

    “All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers. ”

    Especially on MSM.

  54. @Macumazahn
    Matters are unlikely to improve in Philly, considering that the city's current police commissioner is Danielle Outlaw, the former chief of police in - wait for it - Portland, Oregon.
    This dimbulb has been failing upward for years. Look for her to become Attorney General in the Harris administration.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    The second to last chief in Filthaderpia (The last was another negro who only served briefly before a sex scandal derailed him-then there was an interim White broad for a minute or two before this current idiot) was Charles Ramsey, who failed upwards from top cop in Chicongo, and then DC, most notably botching the DC Sniper investigation.

  55. @Daniel H
    Prescient post. Eight shot - one shooter apparently - in Philadelphia this afternoon.

    https://6abc.com/shooting-philadelphia-police-olney-transportation-center-septa-station/10348270/

    Replies: @Jack D

    Very little seems to be known. Apparently a car pulled up and a black guy with a pistol got out and began shooting. The police arrested someone who may or may not be the shooter – nobody saw nuffin but there is probably security footage. Typically he would have had a target – someone whom he had a beef wif – but it’s not clear whether any of the victims was the target. It’s not unusual for bystanders to be hit but this was a lot of bystanders. Maybe the target was doing a lot of bobbing and weaving and the shooter was having a hard time drawing a bead on him.

    It’s possible that this is some kind of new trend where instead of the shooter’s beef being with a particular person or gang he was angry at the whole neighborhood so everyone on the street was a target. F— y’all. Or else he was just a really reckless (and bad) shooter who didn’t care who he hit while he was in the process of trying to hit his target. That’s completely possible.

    No one, especially in the national media, seems to get upset when a black guy shoots other black people but this is taking it to a new level. If the cops had pulled up and randomly shot 8 black people the undocumented shopping would last for weeks.

    There was another incident recently where a couple of teen brothers carjacked a car. Using the stolen car, they then attempted to carjack ANOTHER car (I guess one for each of them) but their bad luck (all they had, it turns out, was a BB pistol) was that guy #2 was licensed to carry and shot one of them in the head. Unbelievably, the guy shot in the head managed to drive off and when the cops found him, he was still able to walk and talk despite having taken one in the skull. I guess it was empty in there anyway. Meanwhile when he drove off he left his brother in the street and the brother approached the cops claiming that he had been robbed and shot at. But a security guard who saw the whole thing stepped forward and they arrested the brother. Meanwhile the guy shot in the head is in the hospital and he’s still alive. BTW, none of this took place in the ghetto but rather in the downtown area.

    https://6abc.com/philadelphia-carjacking-shooting-callowhill-street-robbery-philly-police-spruce/10343340/

    • Replies: @Mr. Grey
    @Jack D

    In the past 6 years in West Oakland I have been close to 3 murders, 2 on my own block. All black on black (the area is gentrifying but the fellas doing their best to keep it real). Barely a mention in the media. Only one that made the local news was because the victim was an innocent young, married mother caught in the crossfire. Another thing about "gentrification", that mother and her husband were the only young black couple on the block. Until the fellas kept it real with a running gun battle down the street. I think about that woman every time I hear a race hustler moan about gentrification and systemic racism.

  56. @anon
    virus of racism

    "Virus of Racism"...that would be a good name for a band, but I can't decide if it would be punk, metal or something else. Maybe industrial-techno?

    Replies: @Enemy of Earth, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Aardvark

    Oh shit, this is not good. IF they start thinking racism is a virus then the Pharmas will want to concoct some sort of vaccine that doesn’t really do anything, but you should take it anyway.

  57. @Jonathan Mason
    @Paleo Retiree


    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

     

    No this is not true. Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Same thing on tabloid TV with people like bow-tie boy, Hannity, or Cooper. All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers.

    Replies: @Jim Christian, @Jack D, @anon, @Paleo Retiree

    If you have any doubt that the lecturers are ignoramuses too, watch the Celebrity Jeopardy episode with Wolf Blitzer. The man knows nothing. What you say is right, but the people delivering the lectures are actors reading from a teleprompter – no brains are required for this, just an ability to look and sound good on camera. In China they are working on AI telecasters so they won’t have to pay the human dummies to read.

  58. @Polistra
    @JohnnyWalker123


    In this episode, the Confederates are portrayed as having a strong moral caliber and admirable bravery.
     
    In other words, accurately.

    Replies: @Jack D

    There were Nazis who fought bravely too. The glorification of the Lost Cause (and the acceptance by the North of this glorification) was really a mistake. The failure to acknowledge that fundamentally the Lost Cause was an evil cause (fighting for the right to own other human beings) set back the South for almost a century. In part it was provoked as a reaction to the excesses of Reconstruction, where for example the Congressional delegations of the Southern states were replaced with all black Congressmen and Senators. Total inclusion was then followed by total exclusion as the pendulum swung from one extreme to the other.

    Everyone should have tried to GRADUALLY integrate blacks into Southern society. Full integration was probably impossible due to blacks lacking , uh, the necessities but they could have done a much better job – say at least as well as was done in the Caribbean islands by the British. But Americans are an impatient people given to polarization, and are not interested in gradual solutions with all of their shades of gray.

    • Replies: @profnasty
    @Jack D

    White Americans are interested in self preservation.
    ....or are they....?

    , @William Badwhite
    @Jack D


    fundamentally the Lost Cause was an evil cause

     

    Stick to what you know (or that you can Wiki, as is so often the case). Things that happened before your people...arrived...here don't concern you.
  59. @Jonathan Mason
    @Paleo Retiree


    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

     

    No this is not true. Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Same thing on tabloid TV with people like bow-tie boy, Hannity, or Cooper. All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers.

    Replies: @Jim Christian, @Jack D, @anon, @Paleo Retiree

    Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Obviously you’ve never met an actual reporter.

  60. @JohnnyWalker123
    When you think about it, it's actually pretty astonishing how much White racial solidarity has collapsed over the last 75 years.

    It's equally astonishing how much power Jews and Blacks have in today's America.

    It's even more astonishing that we've let in tens of millions of non-white migrants, whose interests matter more than those of Whites.

    Imagine you were having tea with Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Truman, FDR, and Eisenhower. Then you told them what America would be like in 2021.

    They wouldn't believe you.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @profnasty, @Alice in Wonderland, @BB753

    They would laugh and exclaim,
    “Mission Accomplished!!”
    (Minus Coolidge and Hoover.)

  61. @Jack D
    @Polistra

    There were Nazis who fought bravely too. The glorification of the Lost Cause (and the acceptance by the North of this glorification) was really a mistake. The failure to acknowledge that fundamentally the Lost Cause was an evil cause (fighting for the right to own other human beings) set back the South for almost a century. In part it was provoked as a reaction to the excesses of Reconstruction, where for example the Congressional delegations of the Southern states were replaced with all black Congressmen and Senators. Total inclusion was then followed by total exclusion as the pendulum swung from one extreme to the other.

    Everyone should have tried to GRADUALLY integrate blacks into Southern society. Full integration was probably impossible due to blacks lacking , uh, the necessities but they could have done a much better job - say at least as well as was done in the Caribbean islands by the British. But Americans are an impatient people given to polarization, and are not interested in gradual solutions with all of their shades of gray.

    Replies: @profnasty, @William Badwhite

    White Americans are interested in self preservation.
    ….or are they….?

  62. Racism and violence, both causes by different yet overlapping miasmas. It remains a mystery why both are resurgent in our age of Science.

  63. @ThreeCranes
    @Bell


    "The interesting thing about all this liberal whining about racism is that it denies blacks’ agency and treats them like children who are never responsible for their actions or the consequences of their choices, just like the old antibellum slave masters."
     
    Which is the whole point of the exercise. Blacks don't want to be free, will, in fact, do anything to avoid that fate. Ever since the awful truth dawned upon them in April of 1865, they have done everything in their power to re-enslave themselves. Problem is, whites don't want to be their masters anymore. Truth be told, Whites would prefer not to deal with them at all. Blacks see this as an assault upon their easily-damaged self esteem and, feeling rejected, conspire to bring the whole thing down around all of our heads.

    Replies: @Mr. Grey

    Even with the race riots in the early 20th century, Tulsa and Knoxville are two that I have read some about, it seemed to be more about crime than race. Blacks created communities in these cities, but they were full of crime and when it spilled over into white areas people got fed up. This was in a time before freeways and suburbs and mass car ownership so whites couldn’t flee to the suburbs like they did after 1950. Right or wrong people took the law into their own hands instead of living with the constant threat of rape and murder.

  64. @Jack D
    @Daniel H

    Very little seems to be known. Apparently a car pulled up and a black guy with a pistol got out and began shooting. The police arrested someone who may or may not be the shooter - nobody saw nuffin but there is probably security footage. Typically he would have had a target - someone whom he had a beef wif - but it's not clear whether any of the victims was the target. It's not unusual for bystanders to be hit but this was a lot of bystanders. Maybe the target was doing a lot of bobbing and weaving and the shooter was having a hard time drawing a bead on him.

    It's possible that this is some kind of new trend where instead of the shooter's beef being with a particular person or gang he was angry at the whole neighborhood so everyone on the street was a target. F--- y'all. Or else he was just a really reckless (and bad) shooter who didn't care who he hit while he was in the process of trying to hit his target. That's completely possible.

    No one, especially in the national media, seems to get upset when a black guy shoots other black people but this is taking it to a new level. If the cops had pulled up and randomly shot 8 black people the undocumented shopping would last for weeks.

    There was another incident recently where a couple of teen brothers carjacked a car. Using the stolen car, they then attempted to carjack ANOTHER car (I guess one for each of them) but their bad luck (all they had, it turns out, was a BB pistol) was that guy #2 was licensed to carry and shot one of them in the head. Unbelievably, the guy shot in the head managed to drive off and when the cops found him, he was still able to walk and talk despite having taken one in the skull. I guess it was empty in there anyway. Meanwhile when he drove off he left his brother in the street and the brother approached the cops claiming that he had been robbed and shot at. But a security guard who saw the whole thing stepped forward and they arrested the brother. Meanwhile the guy shot in the head is in the hospital and he's still alive. BTW, none of this took place in the ghetto but rather in the downtown area.

    https://6abc.com/philadelphia-carjacking-shooting-callowhill-street-robbery-philly-police-spruce/10343340/

    Replies: @Mr. Grey

    In the past 6 years in West Oakland I have been close to 3 murders, 2 on my own block. All black on black (the area is gentrifying but the fellas doing their best to keep it real). Barely a mention in the media. Only one that made the local news was because the victim was an innocent young, married mother caught in the crossfire. Another thing about “gentrification”, that mother and her husband were the only young black couple on the block. Until the fellas kept it real with a running gun battle down the street. I think about that woman every time I hear a race hustler moan about gentrification and systemic racism.

  65. Speaking of white riots…

  66. @El Dato
    Is there a contention that George Floyd was brutally lynched by Whites in Blue because they were fearing the COVID-19 miasma emanating from black bodies?

    Do I get this right?

    Replies: @Redman

    The Chauvin trial is coming up next month. I think the MSM and Biden administration is trying to turn up the heat on the evils of “white supremacy” and similar illusions.

    I suspect this will heat up even more as the trial approaches. If the right has any balls, they would start countering the propaganda by showing the public the actual facts of the case:

    1.Floyd died of an overdose of fentanyl in combination with his existing heart problems

    2.The MPD were trying to restrict Floyd’s movement because he was having a drug induced delirium episode. They had called for an ambulance and were restraining him for a long time because the ambulance had initially gone to the wrong address.

    3. Chauvin and another officer were using MPD-approved and prescribed protocols for restraining a person having a delirium episode

    4. The fact that the MPD had an official protocol demonstrates that delirium episodes (drug induced?) are or have become very common in big cities.

    5. The autopsy showed no evidence of asphyxiation or damage to Floyd’s airways from any trauma.

    6. Floyd had an almost identical interaction with the MPD one year earlier, when he allegedly ingested drugs he had on him to avoid arrest/prosecution and had a similar panic attack/delirium episode. (I still contend that he may have swallowed fentanyl he had on him without the police noticing it)

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Redman


    Floyd had an almost identical interaction with the MPD one year earlier, when he allegedly ingested drugs he had on him to avoid arrest/prosecution and had a similar panic attack/delirium episode
     
    .
    One unfortunate (or fortunate, depending on one's perspective) outcome likely to follow from the Floyd mess will be police declining to intervene in these episodes, beyond protecting by-standers. If MPD a year ago earlier had simply let Floyd's overdose run its course (and if he died, he died) Chauvin and his colleagues would not be facing any of this and barring some other excuse, there would not have been the riots.

    The fact that the MPD had an official protocol demonstrates that delirium episodes (drug induced?) are or have become very common in big cities.
     
    I have an acquaintance who is a Captain in the fire department of a major city. He told me that about 80% of their calls involve the homeless or semi-homeless Floyd-like people. Mostly drug overdoses, but also them getting hit by cars while wandering in traffic, stabbing each other in various disputes, etc.
  67. @Jonathan Mason
    @Paleo Retiree


    If, when you look at the MSM, you feel like you’re often being lectured by children, you aren’t wrong.

     

    No this is not true. Everything in the mainstream media is dumbed down for people with a reading age of about 10, so it gives the impression that the reporters are morons.

    Same thing on tabloid TV with people like bow-tie boy, Hannity, or Cooper. All just vaudeville acts designed to deliver low information consumers to advertisers.

    Replies: @Jim Christian, @Jack D, @anon, @Paleo Retiree

    Not sure what you’re taking issue with. It’s a simple fact that the average staffer at MSM outlets these days is much younger than he/she was back in 1990.

    What this means for you as a news consumer is: While you used to be reading articles and watching reports masterminded and created by well-seasoned people 30-60 years old, the articles and reports you’re now being sold are often coming from callow recent college grads — kids, basically. As I pointed out, the young woman who wrote the CNN article that Steve featured in his posting graduated from college in 2019. Why is a major outlet like CNN publishing a big long piece by someone who’s almost certainly younger than 25 years old? What does she know about the world?

    How and why this situation came about: As competition from the internet heated up, legacy media outlets had to tighten their belts. One way they did this was by offering their older (and better-paid) staffers buyouts — I took one myself back in 2008 —and replacing them with youngsters, who are much cheaper. Budget savings, accomplished.

    But what this has left the typical MSM outlet with is a staff consisting of a small number of late-Boomer (or early Xer) managers presiding over (or trying to preside over, lol) a lower-level staff of youngsters, with very few experienced intermediate-age staffers around to show the youngsters the ropes and knock the naivete and ego out of them. The youngsters grew up Woke and obsessed with “identity,” are often nonwhite and nonstraight, and were educated to think that journalism should be personal advocacy.

    The result is what we’re seeing today: lots of activism-disguised-as-journalism, lots of Woke one-upsmanship, lots of ridiculously naive and shallow stories that read like they were reprinted from college newspapers, and lots of upheavals at places like the NYTimes, where the defenestrations of James Bennet and Donald McNeil can be adequately understood as consequences of generational warfare, with the impatient Woke kids coveting the prestige of their elders and playing the “racism” card to win battles and obtain what they crave.

    I don’t know why more isn’t made in discussions about what’s wrong with today’s media of the youthfulness of today’s MSM staffs. It’s an important factor.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Paleo Retiree


    I don’t know why more isn’t made in discussions about what’s wrong with today’s media of the youthfulness of today’s MSM staffs. It’s an important factor.
     
    The MSM sure isn't eager to tell you that once great titles have been hollowed out and are little more than blogs written by college students (BTW, there are winners and losers in this situation - the NY Times has more reporters than ever - the kids have been hired IN ADDITION to the old guys like McNeil). More losers than winners - the NY Times and the WSJ is not giving away subscriptions but when I click over to the Washington Post or the Boston Globe I see all sorts of deals like one year for $29 or $1 for six months (respectively).

    As far as discussion of this on the right, the right gave up on the MSM a long time ago - it hardly makes a difference if the NY Times is written by old Leftists or young Leftists except to the old Leftists who are losing their jobs.

    In Philadelphia, the newspaper is no longer a business - it's run by some "non-profit" (all non-profits are Leftist in the long run). They are doing their best to chase away the few remaining readers with their new, Woke, "no mugshots and no comments to articles" policy. So every day when there are 6 or 7 shootings in Philadelphia (this is about average nowadays, some days more), they want to make real sure that you have no way of knowing (from them) that 90% of the shooters are black, except everyone knows anyway and their efforts to hide this just make them look like Cuomo hiding the nursing home deaths - stupid AND dishonest.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  68. @Paleo Retiree
    @Jonathan Mason

    Not sure what you’re taking issue with. It’s a simple fact that the average staffer at MSM outlets these days is much younger than he/she was back in 1990.

    What this means for you as a news consumer is: While you used to be reading articles and watching reports masterminded and created by well-seasoned people 30-60 years old, the articles and reports you’re now being sold are often coming from callow recent college grads — kids, basically. As I pointed out, the young woman who wrote the CNN article that Steve featured in his posting graduated from college in 2019. Why is a major outlet like CNN publishing a big long piece by someone who’s almost certainly younger than 25 years old? What does she know about the world?

    How and why this situation came about: As competition from the internet heated up, legacy media outlets had to tighten their belts. One way they did this was by offering their older (and better-paid) staffers buyouts — I took one myself back in 2008 —and replacing them with youngsters, who are much cheaper. Budget savings, accomplished.

    But what this has left the typical MSM outlet with is a staff consisting of a small number of late-Boomer (or early Xer) managers presiding over (or trying to preside over, lol) a lower-level staff of youngsters, with very few experienced intermediate-age staffers around to show the youngsters the ropes and knock the naivete and ego out of them. The youngsters grew up Woke and obsessed with “identity,” are often nonwhite and nonstraight, and were educated to think that journalism should be personal advocacy.

    The result is what we’re seeing today: lots of activism-disguised-as-journalism, lots of Woke one-upsmanship, lots of ridiculously naive and shallow stories that read like they were reprinted from college newspapers, and lots of upheavals at places like the NYTimes, where the defenestrations of James Bennet and Donald McNeil can be adequately understood as consequences of generational warfare, with the impatient Woke kids coveting the prestige of their elders and playing the “racism” card to win battles and obtain what they crave.

    I don’t know why more isn’t made in discussions about what’s wrong with today’s media of the youthfulness of today’s MSM staffs. It’s an important factor.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I don’t know why more isn’t made in discussions about what’s wrong with today’s media of the youthfulness of today’s MSM staffs. It’s an important factor.

    The MSM sure isn’t eager to tell you that once great titles have been hollowed out and are little more than blogs written by college students (BTW, there are winners and losers in this situation – the NY Times has more reporters than ever – the kids have been hired IN ADDITION to the old guys like McNeil). More losers than winners – the NY Times and the WSJ is not giving away subscriptions but when I click over to the Washington Post or the Boston Globe I see all sorts of deals like one year for $29 or $1 for six months (respectively).

    As far as discussion of this on the right, the right gave up on the MSM a long time ago – it hardly makes a difference if the NY Times is written by old Leftists or young Leftists except to the old Leftists who are losing their jobs.

    In Philadelphia, the newspaper is no longer a business – it’s run by some “non-profit” (all non-profits are Leftist in the long run). They are doing their best to chase away the few remaining readers with their new, Woke, “no mugshots and no comments to articles” policy. So every day when there are 6 or 7 shootings in Philadelphia (this is about average nowadays, some days more), they want to make real sure that you have no way of knowing (from them) that 90% of the shooters are black, except everyone knows anyway and their efforts to hide this just make them look like Cuomo hiding the nursing home deaths – stupid AND dishonest.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    Philadelphia is supposed to be the city of brotherly love, but somebody needs to tell the brothers.

  69. @Milo Minderbinder
    The local fishwrap, The Philadelphia Inquirer, is unsurprisingly in the tank for our Soros-funded DA and our upward-failing Affirmative Action Police Chief.

    A former Inquirer reporter is running a one man blog documenting their malfeasance and incompetence. It's the only place to find out what's really going on in the city.

    https://www.bigtrial.net/

    Replies: @profnasty

    I’d support Krasner/Jenner for 2024 Dem ticket. Krasner supports Black crime, and Jenner can play all positions on either team. It’s a twofer.
    Best Regards, Major Major Major Major

  70. @Jack D
    @Paleo Retiree


    I don’t know why more isn’t made in discussions about what’s wrong with today’s media of the youthfulness of today’s MSM staffs. It’s an important factor.
     
    The MSM sure isn't eager to tell you that once great titles have been hollowed out and are little more than blogs written by college students (BTW, there are winners and losers in this situation - the NY Times has more reporters than ever - the kids have been hired IN ADDITION to the old guys like McNeil). More losers than winners - the NY Times and the WSJ is not giving away subscriptions but when I click over to the Washington Post or the Boston Globe I see all sorts of deals like one year for $29 or $1 for six months (respectively).

    As far as discussion of this on the right, the right gave up on the MSM a long time ago - it hardly makes a difference if the NY Times is written by old Leftists or young Leftists except to the old Leftists who are losing their jobs.

    In Philadelphia, the newspaper is no longer a business - it's run by some "non-profit" (all non-profits are Leftist in the long run). They are doing their best to chase away the few remaining readers with their new, Woke, "no mugshots and no comments to articles" policy. So every day when there are 6 or 7 shootings in Philadelphia (this is about average nowadays, some days more), they want to make real sure that you have no way of knowing (from them) that 90% of the shooters are black, except everyone knows anyway and their efforts to hide this just make them look like Cuomo hiding the nursing home deaths - stupid AND dishonest.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Philadelphia is supposed to be the city of brotherly love, but somebody needs to tell the brothers.

  71. @JohnnyWalker123
    When you think about it, it's actually pretty astonishing how much White racial solidarity has collapsed over the last 75 years.

    It's equally astonishing how much power Jews and Blacks have in today's America.

    It's even more astonishing that we've let in tens of millions of non-white migrants, whose interests matter more than those of Whites.

    Imagine you were having tea with Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Truman, FDR, and Eisenhower. Then you told them what America would be like in 2021.

    They wouldn't believe you.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @profnasty, @Alice in Wonderland, @BB753

    The Establishment is obsessing over the need to censor social media to prevent a once in a decade white riot that got one unarmed woman killed by law enforcement. In contrast, barely anybody talks about how social media seems to drive a lot of black-on-black murders in the ‘hood.

    The Establishment wants young black criminals dead, but doesn’t want to do the work themselves. Incarceration is expensive and more importantly has a bad look. But blacks are willing to do the job themselves, so it is a win-win for the Establishment. And their media allies blame it on their political enemies making it a win-win-win for the Establishment.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Alice in Wonderland

    Most of the crime is black on black but there has been spillover from the Summer of Floyd. In Philly (in other cities too) the latest crime fashion among teenagers is carjacking (in the old days you could just hotwire a car but now the security is too sophisticated for teen car thieves if not for pros). Stuff like this spills over into the white community and is very bad for property values (in the city).

  72. “The Establishment is obsessing over the need to censor social media to prevent a once in a decade white riot that got one unarmed woman killed by law enforcement.”

    You mean law and order types seeking to uphold the rule of law are investigating a planned insurrection by the former commander in chief and his inner circle.

    You mean private companies are engaging in censorship of patently false information, which is obviously of an immediate threat to the legitimacy of our institutions.

    Right, social media SEEMs to drive black-on-black murder, but that is just speculation.

    Stay cagey, Mr. Sailer!

  73. @Altai
    OT:
    Steve's favourite cartoon about how, when you think about, a black man really invented the light bulb, got a sequel and it's just as cringe and weirdly inappropriately adult for what is intended as socialisation/indoctrination for the under 10s.

    https://twitter.com/WokeCapital/status/1362038612418846725

    I wonder if the dispute isn't about 'biological differences' but rather kinship that tends to inform human behaviour and ingroup preferences. Is this like when people who understand Northern Ireland take 'protestant' and 'catholic' literally and think it's about religion?

    Of course, there do really seem to be quite a lot of biological differences at play here that at a macro level have a lot disparate impacts. Of course, they're disparate impacts, that, if they occurred within a population or ethnic identity would largely go unnoticed, it's when the power of ethnic solidarity occurs that disparate group impact is enough to power political action. In fact, trying to remind and inform those ethnic ingroups is what the cartoon is about, simultaneously saying 'you're the same' but also 'you're part of these groups and don't deny it!' and one of you better develop ethnic solidarity and other absolutely shouldn't!

    Or rather it tries to thread the needle and simultaneously speak one instruction to white children 'your ethnic solidarity is racism and evil! We're all the same and you should treat everyone the same' and another to non-whites.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I wonder if the dispute isn’t about ‘biological differences’ but rather kinship that tends to inform human behaviour and ingroup preferences.”

    OK. so how do Americans, as Mutts, fit into your paradigm?

  74. @Alice in Wonderland
    @JohnnyWalker123


    The Establishment is obsessing over the need to censor social media to prevent a once in a decade white riot that got one unarmed woman killed by law enforcement. In contrast, barely anybody talks about how social media seems to drive a lot of black-on-black murders in the ‘hood.
     
    The Establishment wants young black criminals dead, but doesn't want to do the work themselves. Incarceration is expensive and more importantly has a bad look. But blacks are willing to do the job themselves, so it is a win-win for the Establishment. And their media allies blame it on their political enemies making it a win-win-win for the Establishment.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Most of the crime is black on black but there has been spillover from the Summer of Floyd. In Philly (in other cities too) the latest crime fashion among teenagers is carjacking (in the old days you could just hotwire a car but now the security is too sophisticated for teen car thieves if not for pros). Stuff like this spills over into the white community and is very bad for property values (in the city).

  75. @Abe
    Add 10 IQ points to Ibrahim X. Kendi and a lot of malevolence, you get TaNeishi Coates. Add 10 IQ points to Coates and take a bit of the malevolence off, you get Cornell West. Add 10 IQ points to Cornell West and shave off even more of the malevolence (I dunno, maybe you need to throw in a Malcolm Gladwell in between the two) and you get Kwame Anthony Appiah.

    Anyway, Appiah’s whole schtick is the invention and contingency of social identity- nations and ethnic groups are “imagined communities”, one of those phrases midwits like Obama (better than midwit by raw intellectual ability at birth, turned into midwit by years of intellectual laziness) so love to bandy about.

    If race is socially-constructed, if man and woman is socially-constructed, if nations and ethnic groups are socially-constructed, certainly history and historical memory are socially-constructed as well. I like to take the therapeutic line, then- no purpose is served by bringing up these unpleasantries from the past; best to ignore them just like we ignore or minimize so many other aspects of the past. Insisting on bringing them up to no go end does not make someone just an antiquarian, it makes them a scab-picker. Don’t be a scab-picker! (INSERT BIG GROSS PICTURE OF A SCAB HERE IF ON TWITTER)

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Gabe Ruth

    Add 30 more and you get Adolph Reed, Jr.

  76. @Abe
    Add 10 IQ points to Ibrahim X. Kendi and a lot of malevolence, you get TaNeishi Coates. Add 10 IQ points to Coates and take a bit of the malevolence off, you get Cornell West. Add 10 IQ points to Cornell West and shave off even more of the malevolence (I dunno, maybe you need to throw in a Malcolm Gladwell in between the two) and you get Kwame Anthony Appiah.

    Anyway, Appiah’s whole schtick is the invention and contingency of social identity- nations and ethnic groups are “imagined communities”, one of those phrases midwits like Obama (better than midwit by raw intellectual ability at birth, turned into midwit by years of intellectual laziness) so love to bandy about.

    If race is socially-constructed, if man and woman is socially-constructed, if nations and ethnic groups are socially-constructed, certainly history and historical memory are socially-constructed as well. I like to take the therapeutic line, then- no purpose is served by bringing up these unpleasantries from the past; best to ignore them just like we ignore or minimize so many other aspects of the past. Insisting on bringing them up to no go end does not make someone just an antiquarian, it makes them a scab-picker. Don’t be a scab-picker! (INSERT BIG GROSS PICTURE OF A SCAB HERE IF ON TWITTER)

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Gabe Ruth

    I’ll have to look that guy up, sounds good.

    I’ve felt for a while that our most urgent social goal should be to reduce not only the rate of immigration, but of neighborhood turnover as well. Give people a chance to get comfortable with each other, they might surprise you. I’m no civic nationalist, but I don’t have the stomach for ethnic cleansing.

    That’s always been my take on Mr. Unz’s data on low crime in heavily Hispanic areas. These are places they are established, and even if there are other groups present, they know each other, they don’t hate each other, they might even respect each other. The problems start when neighborhoods have large racial shifts in short time periods.

  77. @JohnnyWalker123
    When you think about it, it's actually pretty astonishing how much White racial solidarity has collapsed over the last 75 years.

    It's equally astonishing how much power Jews and Blacks have in today's America.

    It's even more astonishing that we've let in tens of millions of non-white migrants, whose interests matter more than those of Whites.

    Imagine you were having tea with Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Truman, FDR, and Eisenhower. Then you told them what America would be like in 2021.

    They wouldn't believe you.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @profnasty, @Alice in Wonderland, @BB753

    Perhaps they would be surprised but some former presidents might agree with 2021 America. The great reset, also termed final masonic revolution has been planned since at least a century ago in the lodges, if not longer. Heck, read HG Wells’ books: An Open Conspiracy and The New World Order. Or any book by Bertrand Russell, Alvin Toeffler, Jacques Attali, Zbigniew Brzezinski, or Carroll Quigley’s The Anglo-American Establishment.

  78. @Jack D
    @Polistra

    There were Nazis who fought bravely too. The glorification of the Lost Cause (and the acceptance by the North of this glorification) was really a mistake. The failure to acknowledge that fundamentally the Lost Cause was an evil cause (fighting for the right to own other human beings) set back the South for almost a century. In part it was provoked as a reaction to the excesses of Reconstruction, where for example the Congressional delegations of the Southern states were replaced with all black Congressmen and Senators. Total inclusion was then followed by total exclusion as the pendulum swung from one extreme to the other.

    Everyone should have tried to GRADUALLY integrate blacks into Southern society. Full integration was probably impossible due to blacks lacking , uh, the necessities but they could have done a much better job - say at least as well as was done in the Caribbean islands by the British. But Americans are an impatient people given to polarization, and are not interested in gradual solutions with all of their shades of gray.

    Replies: @profnasty, @William Badwhite

    fundamentally the Lost Cause was an evil cause

    Stick to what you know (or that you can Wiki, as is so often the case). Things that happened before your people…arrived…here don’t concern you.

  79. @Redman
    @El Dato

    The Chauvin trial is coming up next month. I think the MSM and Biden administration is trying to turn up the heat on the evils of "white supremacy" and similar illusions.

    I suspect this will heat up even more as the trial approaches. If the right has any balls, they would start countering the propaganda by showing the public the actual facts of the case:

    1.Floyd died of an overdose of fentanyl in combination with his existing heart problems

    2.The MPD were trying to restrict Floyd's movement because he was having a drug induced delirium episode. They had called for an ambulance and were restraining him for a long time because the ambulance had initially gone to the wrong address.

    3. Chauvin and another officer were using MPD-approved and prescribed protocols for restraining a person having a delirium episode

    4. The fact that the MPD had an official protocol demonstrates that delirium episodes (drug induced?) are or have become very common in big cities.

    5. The autopsy showed no evidence of asphyxiation or damage to Floyd's airways from any trauma.

    6. Floyd had an almost identical interaction with the MPD one year earlier, when he allegedly ingested drugs he had on him to avoid arrest/prosecution and had a similar panic attack/delirium episode. (I still contend that he may have swallowed fentanyl he had on him without the police noticing it)

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    Floyd had an almost identical interaction with the MPD one year earlier, when he allegedly ingested drugs he had on him to avoid arrest/prosecution and had a similar panic attack/delirium episode

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    One unfortunate (or fortunate, depending on one’s perspective) outcome likely to follow from the Floyd mess will be police declining to intervene in these episodes, beyond protecting by-standers. If MPD a year ago earlier had simply let Floyd’s overdose run its course (and if he died, he died) Chauvin and his colleagues would not be facing any of this and barring some other excuse, there would not have been the riots.

    The fact that the MPD had an official protocol demonstrates that delirium episodes (drug induced?) are or have become very common in big cities.

    I have an acquaintance who is a Captain in the fire department of a major city. He told me that about 80% of their calls involve the homeless or semi-homeless Floyd-like people. Mostly drug overdoses, but also them getting hit by cars while wandering in traffic, stabbing each other in various disputes, etc.

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