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  1. We live with the legacy of the bigoted structures racists created.

    What does that even mean?

    • Replies: @guest
    @JimB

    “What does that even mean?”

    With David French, it could mean the United States was founded by “bigots,” therefore we need regime change.

    But really it could mean anything. There were “bigoted” people in the past*. They did stuff that somehow affects people now. I call the the Phantom Menace of whiteness.

    Mr. French won’t tell you exactly what things built by “bigots” left what specific legacies where and how these legacies are specifically affecting whom. That’s details.

    Just know there’s a whole lot Evil in the nation because Past Bad, and trust whatever exorcists have been appointed to cure it.

    *There are still “bigoted” people, in fact, but we’re talking about “legacy” here, so nevermind.

  2. Anonymous[108] • Disclaimer says:

    We live with the legacy of the bigoted structures racists created.

    False premise.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @guest
    @Anonymous

    False or not, ain’t it fun to see self-proclaimed “conservatives” run with Past Bad as a guiding principle?

    , @Cato
    @Anonymous

    Well, if you can believe that the founder of your religion was the love child of the God of the Universe copulating with a virgin, then you can probably believe anything, including that your civilization's hidden purpose is to oppress people of certain skin tones.

  3. This cuck puppet is a fucking maroon.

  4. French is one of the last great thinkers on the American Right. Why? Because he understands that CRT is a means to keep a productive, desirable, and thriving white managerial class in America. Racial awareness of white supremacy is a big part of that. It’s the grease for the wheels of upper class white society

    That’s why fringe lunatics like David Pinsen and “Bronze Age Pervert” on twitter spend half their waking hours concern trolling him. They are either Putin agents or lower-income scum.

    • LOL: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Supply and Demand

    Good jokes need a punch line.

    , @Boomthorkell
    @Supply and Demand

    Knocking Putin and Russia, eh? Would Xi approve of such disloyal behavior towards a valued ally?

    Really, genuine Putin Agents in America would be a blessing compared to what exists.

  5. Shouldn’t a conservative be making the conservative case?

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Marquis

    Christopher Hitchens once observed that people like to argue that "We have to vote for Mussolini because otherwise Hitler will win" (i.e., support the lesser of two evils), but "Voting for Mussolini isn't our job, that's the job of the Fascist party."

    French has built a career on systematically violating that rule.

  6. You know Wikipedia likes you when they use a ten-year-old photo on your profile page.

    Attacks by the alt-right
    In 2016, French and his wife and family were the subject of online attacks when he criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and the alt-right. French was bombarded with hateful tweets.

    “Harassed On Twitter: ‘People Need To Know The Reality Of What It’s Like Out There’”. NPR.

    Halperin, Mark; Heilemann, John (May 31, 2016). “Kristol Eyes Conservative Lawyer David French for Independent Presidential Run”. Bloomberg Politics.

    “Can America Be America When Jews Are Beaten in the Streets?”
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/can-america-be-america-when-jews

    Look how patriotic!

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Polistra

    Oh, Steve! Approve this post before New Year's and I'll come keep the covid boogie man away. You preferred 100 posts in this thread alone. Sigh.

    , @John Johnson
    @Polistra

    This is the guy that was extremely paranoid about his wife sleeping around when he was in Iraq.

    Not sure why he would be so worried. Women love a submissive and self-loathing man. They get wet every time you start apologizing for existing in a whiny voice. The meak and meager Whites that try desperately to make everyone equal get tons of ass. Women are true egalitarians and a self-hating man makes them hot with desire.

    Replies: @Richard B

  7. 1. I think Native Americans’ median household income is significantly lower than African Americans. And the federal government’s historical relations with the Tribes provides a far more convincing case for reparations than other claims…

    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Nathan


    A false conservative and a false Christian.
     
    "No True Christian" is not a game of any particular interest.

    "No True Conservative"....

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @AnotherDad
    @Nathan


    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.
     
    We need some pithy name for these "Christian" cuckservatives. (All i could think of was "Bush league". "Bushies?" "Bushy Christians"?)


    Two points:

    -- It is not Christian to harm the interests of your community, in order virtue signal.
    When you drag some kid from Uganda, you are virtue signaling at the expense of the interests of all your neighbors, the kid's classmates, the taxpayers, all future Americans' interests--posterity.

    But more importantly:

    -- The actual purpose of religion--the reason it exists in some form in basically every society--is to provide guidance/reinforcement on the society's social norms that allow people to live useful productive lives and to live together as a society, and to enhance social solidarity ... all to reproduce the society/its norms and religion in the next generation.

    Christianity could be spot on true and correct.... but if it does not aid/encourage the reproduction of the civilization carrying it ... it is a dead end. God collects a few generations of saved souls, but Christianity is gone superseded by some religions that actually reproduce their civilization here on good old planet earth.

    French believes in a faux "Christianity" that is apparently too "high-minded"--i.e. cucked--to bother with protecting and reproducing the Western Christian civilization that is carrying it. It's not a religion but some weird death cult.

    ~~

    Most of the policies minoritarianism pushes and propagandizes are hostile to reproduction--specifically the reproduction of the majority, its nation and civilization. That's hardly surprising, minoritarianism is hostile to the majority, so obviously not in the corner for reproducing it.

    But it takes a pretty damn confused "Christian" to be against reproducing his own civilization.

    Replies: @CCG, @J1234

    , @Prester John
    @Nathan

    Can't speak to #2. As to #1? Home run!

  8. Comprador Conservatism

    • LOL: 22pp22, El Dato
  9. At this point French is just trolling anyone who has a conservative bone left in his body. He gets off on criticism from the right and depends on left media to label him “conservative” in their house publications. As difficult as it is everyone needs to completely ignore him to starve him of an audience.

    • Disagree: Tono Bungay
    • Replies: @Forbes
    @John Milton's Ghost

    Ignore him completely. His mission is to convert those nominally conservative (personality, outlook, disposition, sentiment, habits, et al.) to traits at cross-purpose to one's own innate self-knowledge. It's the same do-as-you're-told attitude of the woke-left.

    There's nothing conservative about lecturing others about "what they must do."

  10. OT – Steve, nothing to say about the massive street protests regarding the latest lockdowns in England, France, and Australia? Perhaps something about eggs and omelets? Or “let’s get this darn freedom thing – oops, I meant to say pandemic – over with? Or since you consider pro pandemic people to be the “smart ones,” these must just all be the dumb ones, right? Perhaps the police should just start shooting them in the name of eugenics.

    And speaking of police, I am genuinely shocked that so many of them can even drum up the nerve to report to work and defend these totalitarian policies. The pensions must be out of this world.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Mike Tre

    OT – Steve, nothing to say about the massive street protests regarding the latest lockdowns in England, France, and Australia?

    Even PBS has noticed what's going on in France.

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/france-thousands-protest-against-vaccination-covid-passes

    , @J.Ross
    @Mike Tre

    And speaking of police, there's totally like this awful plague and it's real, and the jab is real, and everybody really has to get the jab (because of the disease), but, also, open borders, y'know, and police don't have to get the jab, French police are the one group exempt from the French Mark, because the virus knows when there's a border or a badge, viruses are, like, smart like that ... I mean it's not like cops interact with people of varying degrees of health all day ...

    , @Blubb
    @Mike Tre

    Steve's a boomer. There's only so much you can expect of him...

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Forbes
    @Mike Tre


    The pensions must be out of this world.
     
    They are.

    I what other job can you retire after 20 years, having saved the equivalent of $50,000 a year for 20 years?
  11. We are about six months away from Mr. French penning an essay on why the conservative position should be for the Redneck Genocide.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Che Blutarsky

    Around the same time French will state the conservative case for decriminalizing black on white crime.

    , @anon
    @Che Blutarsky

    Seriously, it is not a gigantic step from David French's emotional argument for CRT / Reparations to an amped up emotional argument for extermination of white people. It is a big step, or perhaps two big steps, but it's not gigantic to move from this rhetoric to something more overtly exterminationist.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  12. David French has never recovered from being trolled by Pepe the Frog twitter accounts in 2015. The trolling explains his political trajectory since then. Seriously.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @West reanimator
    @Anon

    He was a cuck before that.

  13. The word “denying” is doing a lot of work here. They don’t merely want you to not deny it, they want you to grant them absolute power of reparations

  14. Maybe I’m naive, but I really think the simplest, most accurate explanation is that the normies truly believe this.

    • Agree: Tono Bungay
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @megabar

    So-called 'normies' believe whatever they're taught to believe. Most of the 'teaching' is done by the MSM and most of it takes the form of propaganda masquerading as entertainment.

    , @Alfa158
    @megabar

    From my experience, most normies don’t actually think this. French is not a normie, he’s a lap-dog who is rewarded for barking at the people his masters tell him to.

    , @Colin Wright
    @megabar

    'Maybe I’m naive, but I really think the simplest, most accurate explanation is that the normies truly believe this.'

    I don't think they do. I live in provincial Oregon, which is conservative, but not that conservative.

    No one believes this shit.

    , @Ryan Andrews
    @megabar

    Absolutely. Minus the Christian glaze, French's analysis is almost a precise recapitulation of the normie's understanding of America's racial history. It goes like this: America was viciously White supremacist and anti-Black until about 1960, and since we have slowly begun to lift our foot off the throats of non-White (especially Black) Americans. It sounds dumb, but there it is.

    Notice the replies on French's thread. 90% of the conservative replies are some variation of opposition to ancestral guilt. They don't object to French's cartoonish history of America. They don't take issue with his use of the absurd redlining troupe. They don't point out that the amount of money White Americans have spent on improving the lot of Black Americans over the last 60-70 years constitutes the most expensive project in human history, nor do they point out that institutional discrimination against Whites is far greater than anything non-southern Blacks faced at any point during the 20th century.

    No, they accept French's historical framing. They are as dumb as he is, the only difference is they at least retain the healthy instinct to take their own side.

  15. I preferred his “conservative case” for white genocide.

    Who props up turds like this guy? Is it literally just a mix of Soros money and Epstein jailbait that rules the world? What else would explain it? I would rather tar roofs for a living that humiliate myself like David French, but if the ADLCIAFBIAIPAC had the pictures, I guess I’d be writing suicide notes for the National Review too.

    • LOL: bomag
  16. We owe them NOTHING.

    French is a wacko.

    • Disagree: Tono Bungay
    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Robert Dolan


    We owe them NOTHING.

    French is a wacko.
     
    We owe who nothing? Black people? Africans? We owe strangers of any race, basic kindness. We don't owe strangers sacrifice and suffering, but we do owe them basic kindness. Put your own interests first, yes, even white people. But be kind to others. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it. If you buy service from strangers, you owe them kindness, regardless of race. If you sell your service to an employer, you owe them kindness regardless of race.

    French is trying to confuse, demotivate, and frustrate Republican voters. Republican voters should not trust French nor National Review nor The Bulwark. Republicans should get pundits who actually care about them and their needs and their lives.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Curmudgeon, @Bill Jones

  17. David French’s claim to fame is working at National Review on line for 5 years. Why does he even bother calling himself conservative? Frenchy is a Joe Biden bum kisser and voter. Was he in with that sex scandalized Lincoln Project? Does he actually earn money writing this tripe, or is he coasting on inherited wealth?

    Just re-reading his above tweet…. Clone-boy is a bore and and a snore.

  18. This is yet another example of the Kendi-Murray dichotomy (we need a pithy name for that):

    in his article he quotes the woke pastor he’s defending (Platt) who says:

    A disparity exists. We can’t deny this. These are not opinions—they’re facts.

    And that’s true. The issue is that it’s not “structural racism” (Kendi) but disparate avg capability (Murray).

    As long as people don’t know about the Murray side, they’ll believe the Kendi side. That’s it.

    • Replies: @TruthRevolution.net
    @vhrm

    Exactly. Race realist truth is taboo. Covering up black failure is a noble lie. Conservatives like Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.

    Lying, or misleading conservatives are useless.

    False beliefs breed false decisions. Radical truth, full disclosure of whole truth, intolerance for gag orders, that is the way. Read our site!

    The truth is "racist"!

    Replies: @Curle, @Mike_from_SGV, @Tlotsi

    , @Rosie
    @vhrm


    As long as people don’t know about the Murray side,
     
    I suppose the question is whether any such people exist. If only there were some sort of truth serum we could give people to see if they actually believe in egalitarianism in fact.
    , @Charon
    @vhrm

    Bertrand Russell


    It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living. It is clear also that thought is not free if all the arguments on one side of a controversy are perpetually presented as attractively as possible, while the arguments on the other side can only be discovered by diligent search.
     
  19. Is there a bigger tool than Vichy French? What exactly isn’t he willing to make “the Conservative case™” for? The conservative case for Transgender surgery for teenagers? The conservative case for third trimester abortion on demand? With ‘friends’ like that, who needs enemies?

    • Agree: sayless
    • Thanks: Abe
    • Replies: @anon
    @kaganovitch

    French is well paid to be a fake conservative. He is a hired goy by Jonah Goldberg and Bill Kristol to move the right leftward. French was a military lawyer.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Desiderius
    @kaganovitch

    He's no friend.

    He's the Derp State's Ahmed Chalabi for their domestic War on Terror. He truly has convinced them they'll be welcomed as liberators if they can overthrow all the white supremacists.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @Tono Bungay
    @kaganovitch

    I think your point is silly. Hasn't French been a consistent opponent of abortion?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  20. what if sylvia poggioli ended every thing with…

    sylvia poggioli, STEVE?

    steve is like the demon giorgio moroder was trying to exorcise from richrd gere.

    sad.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @the emperor is tired of

    Unclear. Are you saying that Steve is a hamster, or a gerbil?

    , @Anon
    @the emperor is tired of


    steve is like the demon giorgio moroder was trying to exorcise from richrd gere.
     
    No, in his wildest dreams he’s Leo Goodwin.


    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Goodwin%2C_New_York_Athletic_Club%2C_competing_in_Plunge_for_Distance_at_the_1904_Olympics.jpg/1200px-Goodwin%2C_New_York_Athletic_Club%2C_competing_in_Plunge_for_Distance_at_the_1904_Olympics.jpg

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/05/good-grief-more-twitter.html

     

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @the emperor is tired of

    http://www.duckplanet.com/dbb1/attachments/_57_8.JPG

    , @Dennis Dale
    @the emperor is tired of

    Marijuana is legal, not required. Maybe you should take a break.

  21. People will bring up French’s adopted daughter as a reason for this and that is a factor, but not the only one. French loves hobnobbing with these celebrity evangelical pastors. Most of them share his narcissism and antipathy for the white conservative Christians who pay their salaries. They are like a Christian version of John McCain or any other GOP politician who hates his voters.

  22. @megabar
    Maybe I'm naive, but I really think the simplest, most accurate explanation is that the normies truly believe this.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Alfa158, @Colin Wright, @Ryan Andrews

    So-called ‘normies’ believe whatever they’re taught to believe. Most of the ‘teaching’ is done by the MSM and most of it takes the form of propaganda masquerading as entertainment.

  23. @vhrm
    This is yet another example of the Kendi-Murray dichotomy (we need a pithy name for that):

    in his article he quotes the woke pastor he's defending (Platt) who says:

    A disparity exists. We can’t deny this. These are not opinions—they’re facts.
     
    And that's true. The issue is that it's not "structural racism" (Kendi) but disparate avg capability (Murray).

    As long as people don't know about the Murray side, they'll believe the Kendi side. That's it.

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Rosie, @Charon

    Exactly. Race realist truth is taboo. Covering up black failure is a noble lie. Conservatives like Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.

    Lying, or misleading conservatives are useless.

    False beliefs breed false decisions. Radical truth, full disclosure of whole truth, intolerance for gag orders, that is the way. Read our site!

    The truth is “racist”!

    • Replies: @Curle
    @TruthRevolution.net

    “ Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.”

    He did?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @TruthRevolution.net

    In New America, the word "racist" seems to mean "speaking and writing factually about race".

    , @Tlotsi
    @TruthRevolution.net

    The truth is also sexist, anti-semitic, and homophobic.

  24. African-Americans are the poorest Americans but also the richest Africans. Why?

    Because white people are the honeybees of humanity. Black people in America get to feast on the honeypot created by white civilization without being a part of the extended social order that makes the creation of honey possible.

    The best of blacks in Africa were in Rhodesia and South Africa; so the same pattern repeats itself.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @tanabear


    Because white people are the honeybees of humanity.
     
    Honey bees are still dying at high rates

    The best of blacks in Africa were in Rhodesia and South Africa...
     
    And what did the whites get out of this? Been to the Delta lately?


    https://heifer12x12.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sunflowers.jpg?w=1024

    https://preparingthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/appcrop_asdelta1_t607.jpg


    Yes, It’s Better To Be Poor In The Mississippi Delta Than In Bangladesh

    Replies: @vhrm

  25. OT: The latest WSJ panic piece regarding the population implosion. Without another hundred million third-world migrants, the USA will be reduced to rubble. After all, who else will fund our various government ponzi schemes? It’s a risk we dare not take.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-population-growth-slows-birth-rate-decline-economic-risk-11627231536

    Fun in the comments section (WSJ comments are usually better than the articles):

    • Thanks: Daniel H
    • LOL: El Dato
  26. @vhrm
    This is yet another example of the Kendi-Murray dichotomy (we need a pithy name for that):

    in his article he quotes the woke pastor he's defending (Platt) who says:

    A disparity exists. We can’t deny this. These are not opinions—they’re facts.
     
    And that's true. The issue is that it's not "structural racism" (Kendi) but disparate avg capability (Murray).

    As long as people don't know about the Murray side, they'll believe the Kendi side. That's it.

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Rosie, @Charon

    As long as people don’t know about the Murray side,

    I suppose the question is whether any such people exist. If only there were some sort of truth serum we could give people to see if they actually believe in egalitarianism in fact.

  27. David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/

    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.

    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    – Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his “Red State” gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s “anti-Semitic followers,” she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @JohnnyWalker123

    David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.

    You misread that. Vichy French never converted to Judaism, that was from Bethany Mandel. (Her dad was Jewish, her mother wasn't, hence the conversion.)

    Replies: @Roger

    , @Curle
    @JohnnyWalker123

    He (French) is clearly mentally ill.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Summary:
     
    Pics, or it didn't happen. (Okay, tapes, too.)
    , @El Dato
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Well, this sounds like standard modern "wire hate delivery". It's not pretty, but it's not new. If Weimar Republic had had Internet, we would now have have a lot of pretty interesting memes to sift through.

    , @bomag
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Sounds like he's a candidate for asylum in a foreign country.

    Maybe he could buy a farm in South Africa and get away from all the harassment.

    , @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123


    an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities.
     
    Interesting how Vichy French slips in this little tidbit. Unlike the other, over-the-top propaganda concoctions that make up his laundry list, this one may well have happened as describled. Somehow, phone lines got crossed, and somebody was heard "screaming about Trump and spewing profanities," i.e. a

    Leftard in the throes of TDS letting loose an anti-Trump tirade.
     
    , @Ian M.
    @JohnnyWalker123

    What's interesting is that in his article on CRT, French cites Scripture to justify the idea of punishing children for the sins of their fathers.

    Yet, in the article you cite, he gets all righteously indignant when the alt-right does exactly that to his family.

    Well, here's another bit of Scripture for French to chew on: maybe take that beam out of your own eye, hmmm?

  28. @vhrm
    This is yet another example of the Kendi-Murray dichotomy (we need a pithy name for that):

    in his article he quotes the woke pastor he's defending (Platt) who says:

    A disparity exists. We can’t deny this. These are not opinions—they’re facts.
     
    And that's true. The issue is that it's not "structural racism" (Kendi) but disparate avg capability (Murray).

    As long as people don't know about the Murray side, they'll believe the Kendi side. That's it.

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Rosie, @Charon

    Bertrand Russell

    It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living. It is clear also that thought is not free if all the arguments on one side of a controversy are perpetually presented as attractively as possible, while the arguments on the other side can only be discovered by diligent search.

    • Thanks: Harry Baldwin
  29. @the emperor is tired of
    what if sylvia poggioli ended every thing with...

    sylvia poggioli, STEVE?

    https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/images/2021/07/12/1217074.jpg

    steve is like the demon giorgio moroder was trying to exorcise from richrd gere.

    sad.

    Replies: @Charon, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Dennis Dale

    Unclear. Are you saying that Steve is a hamster, or a gerbil?

  30. Racism is far from the biggest problem in our society and hasn’t been for longer than most people in this country have been alive. But because it was the last national moral crusade and there aren’t really any other dragons to slay, busybodies need to resurrect it to give their politics meaning…and to explain why all the great policies enacted after the civil rights era to make blacks the economic and cultural equals of whites hasn’t worked.

  31. David French is horrible.

    On the CRT issue, he earlier opposed Republicans taking action against CRT in public schools on the grounds that it violates small government and free speech principles. This is absurd, because what is spoken by government employees at government schools is government speech. Republican voters have an entirely reasonable, moral right to want a say in what happens with their tax dollars and to their own children, and it is absurd to claim otherwise.

    Also, in the past, David French threatened hotels for renting conference space to groups that supported BDS. So, the idea that even he opposes government bans on speech is absurd. Also, that’s a more serious violation of free speech principles, because it’s a private non-government company. (see https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1417941181783183368)

    Now, in the linked article David French supports CRT. That’s a completely different argument from the free speech principles argument he made earlier and he seems to have just dropped that argument. He is trying to trick and confuse Republicans to not taking reasonable action against CRT in public schools. Republicans should be principled, but they have every right to voice how they want government using their tax dollars and educating their children.

    African-Americans are the poorest Americans but also the richest Africans.

    Why?

    What a mean comment!! Sailer is wrong for that. Steve Sailer and crowd have a moral high ground on this issue and they should stick to that. Insulting regular black americans, or drawing negative attention to their failings, is the low ground, and doesn’t help anything.

    We all owe strangers basic respects and kindess. We don’t owe strangers money, the fruits of our labor, or room and board, and we don’t have to fix all of stranger’s problems in life, but we owe them a basic level of kindness, which includes not insulting them for whatever failings they have.

    David French deserves verbal criticism, and deserves his pundit reputation branded as a fraud, and Republicans shouldn’t trust what he says, nor should they trust National Review that promoted David French.

    People of all races should put their own interests first, this includes regular white people, and they shouldn’t like CRT, and they should push government to not force that hate on children.

  32. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @the emperor is tired of
    what if sylvia poggioli ended every thing with...

    sylvia poggioli, STEVE?

    https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/images/2021/07/12/1217074.jpg

    steve is like the demon giorgio moroder was trying to exorcise from richrd gere.

    sad.

    Replies: @Charon, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Dennis Dale

    steve is like the demon giorgio moroder was trying to exorcise from richrd gere.

    No, in his wildest dreams he’s Leo Goodwin.

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/05/good-grief-more-twitter.html

  33. And there is nothing “conservative” about denying the consequences of centuries of racist harm.

    Oh, for the love of God….

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by “centuries of racist harm.” See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better – on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy – than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites – which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of “systemic racism” – please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    • Thanks: Charon, AnotherDad, 68W58
    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    , @jb
    @Wilkey

    Everybody starts fresh the day they are born. I'll start taking the "centuries of racist harm" trope seriously the minute I meet somebody who's been alive for centuries.

    , @Ragno
    @Wilkey

    The noted HBD writer & researcher MG Miles has written the definitive response to the David Frenches of this world - so definitive, in fact, that this is at least the third time I've posted it here:


    On Planet Earth, Afro crime is high. Period. It is high in their homeland, Africa. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were colonizers. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were not colonizers. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were slavers. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were not slavers. It is high nearly everywhere they are found on this third rock from the sun.

    Idang Alibi, a Nigerian journalist, states it plainly:

    "Anywhere in the world today where you have a concentration of black people among other races, the poorest, the least educated, the least achieving, and the most violent group among those races will be the blacks. When indices of underdevelopment are given, black people and countries are sure to occupy the bottom of the ladder.

    God himself must be frustrated with his black children. They must be an embarrassment to him. He has given us everything he has given to other of his children; why are his black children not manifesting their own gift?"


    Afro crime is very high relative to other groups. This is why we profile.


    https://thosewhocansee.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-we-profile.html
     

    , @Clyde
    @Wilkey

    Your five points are all true and are worth throwing in the face of the anti-racist bs artists who are out doing a snow job on everyone. Everyone with a weak mind. I am talking naïve and emotional white leftist conformists. Without this crowd that skews young, skews on Twitter, skews to mob up on Twitter against anyone who utters just one "racist" comment. Without these whiteys the black supremacists would be getting zero traction.
    The real truth is that today anti-racism = black supremacism first and foremost. The Afro derived must be worshipped. Secondarily it means minority supremacism over anything, anyone white and heterosexual.

    , @Pericles
    @Wilkey

    Haiti, a country literally founded on genocide. When will blacks take responsibility?

    , @Mr. Rational
    @Wilkey


    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.
     
    And whose influence produces this?  The one least associated with Hayti, specifically.  IOW, wipepo.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.
     
    Obvious from the previous.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites – which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of “systemic racism” – please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.
     
    Obviously.  It's anti-Semitic to mention how the Semites are racist against Whites.
  34. @Robert Dolan
    We owe them NOTHING.

    French is a wacko.

    Replies: @Hi There

    We owe them NOTHING.

    French is a wacko.

    We owe who nothing? Black people? Africans? We owe strangers of any race, basic kindness. We don’t owe strangers sacrifice and suffering, but we do owe them basic kindness. Put your own interests first, yes, even white people. But be kind to others. If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it. If you buy service from strangers, you owe them kindness, regardless of race. If you sell your service to an employer, you owe them kindness regardless of race.

    French is trying to confuse, demotivate, and frustrate Republican voters. Republican voters should not trust French nor National Review nor The Bulwark. Republicans should get pundits who actually care about them and their needs and their lives.

    • Replies: @3g4me
    @Hi There

    @25 Hi There: What pabulum. Jesus wasn't/isn't "kind." He is just and righteous. Your "kindness" is obviously another word for 'nice,' which originally meant foolish and now means amiably pleasant. This is childish and naive in the age of tribal demographics. Basic, minimal Western courtesy is more than sufficient.

    , @Curmudgeon
    @Hi There

    The thing that strikes me as odd about these "Christian" types, is that they were the ones insisting Blacks had to convert to Christianity. IMO, that is a form of "systemic racism". When Europeans returned to the Americas, the Indians practiced "systemic racism" by attacking the mostly peace loving undocumented migrants. How dare the Indians not have altered their traditions to accommodate the new comers. It is systemic racism!
    In today`s insane world, the Greeks practice systemic racism because their laws developed over 3000 years, are not "inclusive" of the "refugees" from civil war torn countries like Kenya or Pakistan.
    Gas bags like French are only interested in attention. They add nothing to the debate.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Hi There

    What drivel.

    We owe kindness to our kith and kin.
    Other deserve civility until they expose themselves as gibbering liars, but we don't "owe" them even that.

    Here's an example of what you deserve:

    https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/in-a-hall-of-mirrors-you-have-to-break-some-glass-to-see-clearly/

    You'll be wanting to fuck off now.

  35. Also, we are responsible for Haiti’s problems and we should pour billions into that country as well as using our nation-building skills. “It worked in Japan!™”

  36. A guy who built his public persona around his Christian faith sites eye-for-an-eye Old Testament verses (exclusively) to justify his public policy arguments. Can’t make this stuff up.

    • Agree: Gaius Gracchus
  37. French writes:

    A pastor friend of mine recently reminded me of an intriguing and sobering story from 2 Samuel 21. During the reign of King David, Israel was afflicted with three years of famine. When David “sought the face of the Lord” regarding the crisis, God said, “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house.” (Saul had conducted a violent campaign against the Gibeonites, in violation of a covenant made with the Israelites many centuries before.)

    Saul was king before David, and God was punishing Israel years after Saul’s regime because of Saul’s sin. It was the next king, David’s, responsibility to make things right. And so David turned to the remaining Gibeonites and said, “What shall I do for you? And how shall I make atonement, that you may bless the heritage of the Lord?”

    The Gibeonites’ request was harsh—to hand over seven of Saul’s descendants for execution. David fulfilled their request, and “God responded to the plea for the land.”

    LOL, these Christcucks really believe this all happened. Or really, they want the rest of us to believe they believe it, which is just as pitiful. The Good News is that not all Christians are Christcucks; the bad news is those ‘based’ Christians are now a decided minority of Christians.

    Much better for Whites just to drop all religious ‘faith’ and ‘belief’. It’s okay for cultural/communal reasons to keep the ceremonies, keep the holidays, keep the beautiful churches and cathedrals. But get real: Abandon the ‘faith’ to the vain and possibly damned legions of the ‘pious’.

    And if Whites must pray to the sky God: Keep it authentic. 😉

    Or at least, something like this:

    NOT this faggotry from French:

    One last thing …

    This song is new, it’s from two of my favorite Christian artists, and it’s powerful. I hope it blesses you like it blessed me.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    As pretty much anyone who's ever objectively read the Christian scriptures can tell you, you can use them to justify pretty much every political belief and its polar opposite.

    For the love of all that's holy, God effectively commits genocide about a dozen times in the Old Testament alone. The Jewish holy day of Passover is a holiday that quite literally celebrates God executing hundreds of thousand of Egyptian men and children.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Ian M.

  38. @megabar
    Maybe I'm naive, but I really think the simplest, most accurate explanation is that the normies truly believe this.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Alfa158, @Colin Wright, @Ryan Andrews

    From my experience, most normies don’t actually think this. French is not a normie, he’s a lap-dog who is rewarded for barking at the people his masters tell him to.

  39. @Wilkey

    And there is nothing “conservative” about denying the consequences of centuries of racist harm.
     
    Oh, for the love of God....

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by "centuries of racist harm." See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better - on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy - than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites - which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of "systemic racism" - please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    Replies: @Hi There, @jb, @Ragno, @Clyde, @Pericles, @Mr. Rational

    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries…

    What’s the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don’t let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren’t your problems. Live the best life you can, and don’t let the haters stop you. But, don’t be mean to strangers who didn’t do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn’t do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren’t your problems. The successes of strangers aren’t yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    • Troll: JR Ewing
    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Hi There


    What’s the constructive point of saying that? You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.
     
    Eh?

    It's a rebuttal to the argument that blames black violence, poverty, and dysfunction all on whites. It's rather important to our current political discussion.

    If you feel that defending against such malicious attacks is unimportant then you've come to the wrong blog.

    Replies: @Hi There

    , @J.Ross
    @Hi There

    Legislatures and employers listen to them and do not listen to us.

    , @Ragno
    @Hi There

    Bye there!

    , @Mr. Rational
    @Hi There


    But, don’t be mean to strangers who didn’t do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn’t do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.
     
    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian.  Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me for nothing more than me existing and doing better than them.  Who teaches them to do this is irrelevant; they deserve blame, scorn and hatred for doing it... as do their evil, contemptible teachers.

    Replies: @Hi There

    , @bomag
    @Hi There


    don’t be mean to strangers who didn’t do anything to you
     
    It's not that simple.

    We need public policy that is mean to strangers -- keeps them out of our country; cuts off their grift check.

    Kum Ba Yah is not a good long term strategy.

    Replies: @Hi There

    , @3g4me
    @Hi There

    @30 Hi There: Speaking the truth in an age of lying and madness is not 'meanness.' Acknowledging; nay; Trumpeting the truth about genetics and race and all that such impacts (IQ, future time orientation, violent impulses, character, etc.) is not 'mean.' Reality merely is. And French is going out of his way to cause irreparable harm to White people out of spite, in the name of his faux churchian faith and 'his' pretend 'daughter,' a child of an alien and distant people that he and his wife went out of their way to adopt. He never mentions is biological White children; they don't fit his narrative.

    A POX on French and mealy-mouthed apologists like you.

    , @John Johnson
    @Hi There


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries…
     
    What’s the constructive point of saying that?

    What's the constructive point of the entire establishment blaming White people for racial inequality?

    Oh right because they only pretend to study racial inequality and would rather scapegoat Whites than face harsh but simple truths. It would mean that they have spent hundreds of billions on egalitarian fantasy while blaming the ONLY race that has tried to help Africa.

    But if White people don't submit to being blamed for the world's problems and point out *undisputable* realities that not a single liberal can deny then the establishment defenders resort to:

    WHY YOU GOTTA SAY THAT BRO THAT AINT COO

    Hilarious stuff. It would be like a battered housewife pointing out that everything isn't actually her fault and the abusive husband accuses her of being negative and divisive by bringing up reality.

    This is so stupid. Race evolved with separate traits and even liberals with PhDs in Anthropology can't explain how humans were somehow granted a special exemption for everything but sports. Literally billions have been spent on race denial studies and the best they can do is ask dissenters to please stop being so rational which is exactly what you are doing.

  40. @kaganovitch
    Is there a bigger tool than Vichy French? What exactly isn't he willing to make "the Conservative case™" for? The conservative case for Transgender surgery for teenagers? The conservative case for third trimester abortion on demand? With 'friends' like that, who needs enemies?

    Replies: @anon, @Desiderius, @Tono Bungay

    French is well paid to be a fake conservative. He is a hired goy by Jonah Goldberg and Bill Kristol to move the right leftward. French was a military lawyer.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @anon

    French was a JAG for one year. Neither he nor Goldberg ever worked for Wm. Kristol. The editor of The Dispatch actually did work for Kristol. He's from suburban Milwaukee and attended the same Methodist college Dan Quayle attended; he has no need of hired goys. All of these people are fakes at this point in their lives.

  41. Everyone is entitled to his religious beliefs. I respect that. But the law of the US is based on the Constitution, not the 10 Commandments. And for good reason. Humanity has made a lot of progress in the intervening millennia, a lot of it driven by the USA. It’s ironic, to say the least, for Mr. French to use a society where slavery was legal (Old Testament Israel) to make a point about remedies for racism in the 21st Century US.

    So why is Mr. French basing arguments about CRT on the Bible? Because CRT, reparations, etc. don’t stand up to the Constitution. That’s not an insurmountable problem for the Woke. Amend the Constitution. It’s been done before to remedy injustices against blacks and women. Of course rather than doing the hard work that, for example, the Suffragettes did, the Woke would just prefer for everything so be accomplished by judicial and executive fiat. That’s the real problem.

    • Replies: @3g4me
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    @31 NJ Transit Commuter: Your magic constitution is merely worthless words on paper, as well as any and all laws. The law of a people is a function of the culture and character of a people. Change the people and you change the culture and invalidate their understanding and practice of 'law.' That happened in Numerica decades ago (Juice, blacks, etc. ad nauseam). And as far as "suffragettes' doing "hard work," they openly defied centuries of proof that women are ill-suited, at best, to most adult and public pursuits. Feminism has destroyed the traditional family and continues to contest and denigrate the natural role of men as leaders. Anyone holding the suffragettes in high regard is not fit to be called a man, nor even a pitiful conservative, let alone a genuine Man of the Right.

    , @Forbes
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Bingo!

    , @Dr. DoomNGloom
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    So why is Mr. French basing arguments about CRT on the Bible? Because CRT, reparations, etc. don’t stand up to the Constitution.
     
    More to the point, because arguments around CRT don't stand up to fact based scrutiny, they require an article of faith more or less analogous to original sin. One cannot argue with faith, one can only become a heritic.

    There is more than nothing to all the CRT power structure analysis, but it is peripheral rather than central. A primary reliance power relationships rather than competence could hardly be normal for progressing societies. Critical Theory (from which CRT is derived) represents a dysfunctional rot in how a society functions. The poster child was the Soviet Union, and the power structure self-preservation made the USSR what it is today.

  42. @Wilkey

    And there is nothing “conservative” about denying the consequences of centuries of racist harm.
     
    Oh, for the love of God....

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by "centuries of racist harm." See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better - on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy - than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites - which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of "systemic racism" - please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    Replies: @Hi There, @jb, @Ragno, @Clyde, @Pericles, @Mr. Rational

    Everybody starts fresh the day they are born. I’ll start taking the “centuries of racist harm” trope seriously the minute I meet somebody who’s been alive for centuries.

  43. I have to wonder who the audience for David French is. I get who he’s paid, supported, and given a platform by. But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old. Or else he’s there to provide a “Christian” fig leaf to what’s left of neoconservatism.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Thomas


    But who is he supposed to be speaking to?
     
    Whether he actually turned many votes in the last election is a worthwhile question, but presumably his rhetoric is targeted at suburban white religious types who long for "respectability" among their non-religious friends and associates.

    Don't forget that Trump actually picked up votes from blacks and Hispanics and white women in the last election. His fall in support in the surburbs among white men is apparently why he lost.

    Living in Utah where about 20% of votes in 2016 were cast for the execrable Evan McMullin - a "trditional conservative" who has never taken the Republican side on anything of note (just check his Twitter feed) - I've experienced this phenomenon first hand.
    , @Hi There
    @Thomas


    But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old.
     
    You can't deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence. I think they are losing that. That might be my bubble, but it's becoming more obvious that David French is dishonest, he's manipulating Republican voters, and he doesn't have their interest, or even any principles at heart. He's a leftist who is paid to frustrate, fragment, and confuse the right.

    Replies: @Curle, @Mr. Anon, @Wade Hampton

    , @ben tillman
    @Thomas

    I've been wondering the same thing. Presumably, the people complaining about him the most are the ones he *used* to appeal to. But now?

    , @Carbon blob
    @Thomas

    “But who is he supposed to be speaking to?”

    The evangelical left.

  44. Maybe he believes, wrongly, that all this madness will end, if we just pony up. As I have pointed out, time after time, most Black people in America, are descendants of slave owners, and the worst of the worst, plantation overseers. Maybe that is why Blacks have issues. They are, after all the blood heirs of really bad sadistic white people. Their mixed blood is tainted with white evil. They should pay themselves reparations, because their ancestors owned and raped slaves.

    • Replies: @Elli
    @Michelle

    So blacks are the descendants of white slave owners. That suggests the argument: blacks are the abused and disinherited children who made their wicked father rich and received nothing. Their white brothers and sisters ought to share their inheritance, for justice and honor.

    Yes, there are rebuttals in abundance.

    Replies: @Michelle

  45. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    French writes:

    A pastor friend of mine recently reminded me of an intriguing and sobering story from 2 Samuel 21. During the reign of King David, Israel was afflicted with three years of famine. When David “sought the face of the Lord” regarding the crisis, God said, “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house.” (Saul had conducted a violent campaign against the Gibeonites, in violation of a covenant made with the Israelites many centuries before.)

    Saul was king before David, and God was punishing Israel years after Saul’s regime because of Saul’s sin. It was the next king, David’s, responsibility to make things right. And so David turned to the remaining Gibeonites and said, “What shall I do for you? And how shall I make atonement, that you may bless the heritage of the Lord?”

    The Gibeonites’ request was harsh—to hand over seven of Saul’s descendants for execution. David fulfilled their request, and “God responded to the plea for the land.”
     
    LOL, these Christcucks really believe this all happened. Or really, they want the rest of us to believe they believe it, which is just as pitiful. The Good News is that not all Christians are Christcucks; the bad news is those ‘based’ Christians are now a decided minority of Christians.

    Much better for Whites just to drop all religious ‘faith’ and ‘belief’. It’s okay for cultural/communal reasons to keep the ceremonies, keep the holidays, keep the beautiful churches and cathedrals. But get real: Abandon the ‘faith’ to the vain and possibly damned legions of the ‘pious’.

    And if Whites must pray to the sky God: Keep it authentic. ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIfB1LI79OQ

    Or at least, something like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KOCkjEjFhw

    NOT this faggotry from French:

    One last thing …

    This song is new, it’s from two of my favorite Christian artists, and it’s powerful. I hope it blesses you like it blessed me.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7WER-J2844

    Replies: @Wilkey

    As pretty much anyone who’s ever objectively read the Christian scriptures can tell you, you can use them to justify pretty much every political belief and its polar opposite.

    For the love of all that’s holy, God effectively commits genocide about a dozen times in the Old Testament alone. The Jewish holy day of Passover is a holiday that quite literally celebrates God executing hundreds of thousand of Egyptian men and children.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Troll: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    @Wilkey

    Passover is a very who|whom holiday.

    , @El Dato
    @Wilkey


    For the love of all that’s holy, God effectively commits genocide about a dozen times in the Old Testament alone.
     
    That' because Jehova is a crazed-ass psychotic intervening sadistically on a whim.

    Stay away from that guy.

    Upgraded God in comparison is a wise Sumo wrestler quietly observing your behaviour, grasshopper. Maybe you have a chance to get noticed.

    , @Ian M.
    @Wilkey

    God can't 'commit genocide'. Category error.

  46. @Thomas
    I have to wonder who the audience for David French is. I get who he's paid, supported, and given a platform by. But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old. Or else he's there to provide a "Christian" fig leaf to what's left of neoconservatism.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Hi There, @ben tillman, @Carbon blob

    But who is he supposed to be speaking to?

    Whether he actually turned many votes in the last election is a worthwhile question, but presumably his rhetoric is targeted at suburban white religious types who long for “respectability” among their non-religious friends and associates.

    Don’t forget that Trump actually picked up votes from blacks and Hispanics and white women in the last election. His fall in support in the surburbs among white men is apparently why he lost.

    Living in Utah where about 20% of votes in 2016 were cast for the execrable Evan McMullin – a “trditional conservative” who has never taken the Republican side on anything of note (just check his Twitter feed) – I’ve experienced this phenomenon first hand.

  47. Calculate per slave an appropriate amount in 1865 USD.

    Then divide up that amount in current USD among all of the descendants of each slave and pay those still living.

    How come slavery reparations in the UK resulted in payments to the slave owners?

    Fun fact the loan that was taken out way back then by the UK, was only recently paid off. It’s good to be a multi-generational world class loan shark.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @SaneClownPosse

    This is a great math joke, this is like telling people that rotisserie restaurants have started injecting their chicken with dihydrogen monoxide. Yes, let's pay living blacks a fraction derived from a payment based on the number of slaves in 1865. And it better be the right month in 1865.

    , @Bernie
    @SaneClownPosse

    "Calculate per slave an appropriate amount in 1865 USD.

    Then divide up that amount in current USD among all of the descendants of each slave and pay those still living."

    They already got way more that amount in terms of welfare, government programs, affirmative action, scholarships and other handouts from whites.

  48. @the emperor is tired of
    what if sylvia poggioli ended every thing with...

    sylvia poggioli, STEVE?

    https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/images/2021/07/12/1217074.jpg

    steve is like the demon giorgio moroder was trying to exorcise from richrd gere.

    sad.

    Replies: @Charon, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Dennis Dale

  49. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    “Note the underlying conception of justice here: Israel remained responsible for its former leader’s sins, and they were required to make amends. This is a consistent theme throughout scripture. ”
    I suspect this guy didn’t finish the book.

  50. The Self-Preservation Case For Deporting David French To A Black-Run Country is an essay I’d like to see.

  51. @Thomas
    I have to wonder who the audience for David French is. I get who he's paid, supported, and given a platform by. But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old. Or else he's there to provide a "Christian" fig leaf to what's left of neoconservatism.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Hi There, @ben tillman, @Carbon blob

    But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old.

    You can’t deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence. I think they are losing that. That might be my bubble, but it’s becoming more obvious that David French is dishonest, he’s manipulating Republican voters, and he doesn’t have their interest, or even any principles at heart. He’s a leftist who is paid to frustrate, fragment, and confuse the right.

    • Disagree: Tono Bungay
    • Replies: @Curle
    @Hi There

    “ You can’t deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence.”

    I can and I do. Most conservatives fled the magazine in the ‘90s when Rich Lowery took over. The magazine took a hard left turn at that point.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Hi There

    You have to wonder whom the National Review even considers to be its readership anymore. The staff of The New Republic?

    , @Wade Hampton
    @Hi There

    "National Review" has a lot of influence? Certainly not with Republican voters. It's hard to imagine with whom they do other than cruise ship passengers. Ahoy!

  52. In reply to Megabar. The reply button is not working. Normies follow fashion.

    I went on an outing last week with my Kiwi wife, two POMs and two elderly South African ladies. The rest of the party were Aussies. One of the South Africans remarked that, after coming to Australia, it had taken her a long time to get used to leaving the house without a gun. Most of the party looked embarrassed. They knew why she had said it, they knew that it was true, but they were embarrassed that she has broken the rules of PC.

    • Replies: @anon
    @22pp22

    One of the South Africans remarked that, after coming to Australia, it had taken her a long time to get used to leaving the house without a gun.

    It's a pity that getting elderly SA ladies into the US as legal immigrants is so difficult.
    They would have multiple free states to choose from.

  53. @Che Blutarsky
    We are about six months away from Mr. French penning an essay on why the conservative position should be for the Redneck Genocide.

    Replies: @David In TN, @anon

    Around the same time French will state the conservative case for decriminalizing black on white crime.

  54. Off Topic

    Did any of you know this? I sure didn’t.

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat. That was before global warming and even higher temperatures and humidity.

    The Games should never been scheduled there in July. I am so incredibly ticked off and I don’t even care about sports. But I sure do care about amateur unpaid atheletes being tricked into playing in adverse circumstances.

    Tokyo in no way needed to hold the summer Olympics there. They are located in a First World country! And now of course all those tourist dollars are not being spent anyway.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/japan-lied-about-the-weather-and-now-olympians-are-paying-the-price-010612634.html

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @notsaying

    The climate in Tokyo was very well documented well before 2012 or whenever they were chosen for the Olympics. It's bizarre you're "ticked off" about this.

    , @kaganovitch
    @notsaying

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.

    And average July weather in Tokyo is a closely guarded National secret,need to know,only? Everyone with access to the intertubes knows what Tokyo weather is like.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Steve Sailer, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Hapalong Cassidy

    , @Yancey Ward
    @notsaying

    Tokyo's average high for this time in July is 86F, with a average low of 74F. This is surely tropical in nature- dew points averaging in the low to mid 70s. So, the last few days have been a small heatwave with highs in the low to mid 90sF. This is hardly unusual weather for anyone who has ever lived in the fucking United States. They held the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta during late July to early August when the average high is 89F.

    , @AnotherDad
    @notsaying


    Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.
     
    I wouldn't exactly call this "terrible summer heat". The weather forecast i see is just a lot of high 80s, drippy and humid mediocre days.

    But yeah--why do it now? I flipped over to September and mid/late September looks pretty nice--at least temperature wise. So target that.


    Then there's this locked-down Olympics. What's the point? If you won't accept spectators watching the games ... just skip it.


    To me the other obvious thing is "why Tokyo". They had a Tokyo Olympics already during my life. Are there no other cities in Japan? One idea of these modern games has been sort of advertisements. Sort of a "coming out" party for a city on the world stage.

    This could have been a cool coming out for some other city besides Tokyo. Even get off Honshu all together--Nagasaki? "These games are blast!"

    Replies: @AndrewR

  55. @megabar
    Maybe I'm naive, but I really think the simplest, most accurate explanation is that the normies truly believe this.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Alfa158, @Colin Wright, @Ryan Andrews

    ‘Maybe I’m naive, but I really think the simplest, most accurate explanation is that the normies truly believe this.’

    I don’t think they do. I live in provincial Oregon, which is conservative, but not that conservative.

    No one believes this shit.

    • Agree: Curle
  56. @Mike Tre
    OT - Steve, nothing to say about the massive street protests regarding the latest lockdowns in England, France, and Australia? Perhaps something about eggs and omelets? Or "let's get this darn freedom thing - oops, I meant to say pandemic - over with? Or since you consider pro pandemic people to be the "smart ones," these must just all be the dumb ones, right? Perhaps the police should just start shooting them in the name of eugenics.

    And speaking of police, I am genuinely shocked that so many of them can even drum up the nerve to report to work and defend these totalitarian policies. The pensions must be out of this world.

    Replies: @anon, @J.Ross, @Blubb, @Forbes

    OT – Steve, nothing to say about the massive street protests regarding the latest lockdowns in England, France, and Australia?

    Even PBS has noticed what’s going on in France.

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/france-thousands-protest-against-vaccination-covid-passes

  57. anon[667] • Disclaimer says:
    @22pp22
    In reply to Megabar. The reply button is not working. Normies follow fashion.

    I went on an outing last week with my Kiwi wife, two POMs and two elderly South African ladies. The rest of the party were Aussies. One of the South Africans remarked that, after coming to Australia, it had taken her a long time to get used to leaving the house without a gun. Most of the party looked embarrassed. They knew why she had said it, they knew that it was true, but they were embarrassed that she has broken the rules of PC.

    Replies: @anon

    One of the South Africans remarked that, after coming to Australia, it had taken her a long time to get used to leaving the house without a gun.

    It’s a pity that getting elderly SA ladies into the US as legal immigrants is so difficult.
    They would have multiple free states to choose from.

  58. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    What’s the constructive point of saying that? You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Eh?

    It’s a rebuttal to the argument that blames black violence, poverty, and dysfunction all on whites. It’s rather important to our current political discussion.

    If you feel that defending against such malicious attacks is unimportant then you’ve come to the wrong blog.

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    It’s a rebuttal to the argument that blames black violence, poverty, and dysfunction all on whites. It’s rather important to our current political discussion.

    If you feel that defending against such malicious attacks is unimportant then you’ve come to the wrong blog.
     
    David French, Randi Weingarten, Joy Reid, Kamala Harris: they are being mean to you. You have the moral high ground in resenting them and pushing back.

    Random black people not involved in this debate, didn't do anything wrong as far as this goes, and they don't deserve retaliation. They deserve the base level of kindness that you should give to any stranger.

    You should defend yourself, especially when people are being mean to you. And people are being mean to you. You shouldn't take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @res

  59. @JohnnyWalker123
    David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/


    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

     

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

     

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

     

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

     

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

     

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.
     

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

     

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.
     
    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

     

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    - Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his "Red State" gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s "anti-Semitic followers," she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @bomag, @Anonymous, @Ian M.

    David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.

    You misread that. Vichy French never converted to Judaism, that was from Bethany Mandel. (Her dad was Jewish, her mother wasn’t, hence the conversion.)

    • Replies: @Roger
    @kaganovitch

    You are right. He misread French. But still it is very strange that French gives a theological argument based entirely on Jewish law in the Old Testament. He apparently believes in some aspects of Judaism, even if he has not converted.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  60. @notsaying
    Off Topic

    Did any of you know this? I sure didn't.

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be "mild" when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat. That was before global warming and even higher temperatures and humidity.

    The Games should never been scheduled there in July. I am so incredibly ticked off and I don't even care about sports. But I sure do care about amateur unpaid atheletes being tricked into playing in adverse circumstances.

    Tokyo in no way needed to hold the summer Olympics there. They are located in a First World country! And now of course all those tourist dollars are not being spent anyway.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/japan-lied-about-the-weather-and-now-olympians-are-paying-the-price-010612634.html

    Replies: @AndrewR, @kaganovitch, @Yancey Ward, @AnotherDad

    The climate in Tokyo was very well documented well before 2012 or whenever they were chosen for the Olympics. It’s bizarre you’re “ticked off” about this.

  61. On the bright side, David French is kind of an argument against antisemitism.

    I always figure he must be Jewish, then check…son of a gun. Live and learn.

  62. David French really is the ultimate cuck. If “reparations” aren’t a line in the sand, nothing is. Not one penny.

  63. @Mike Tre
    OT - Steve, nothing to say about the massive street protests regarding the latest lockdowns in England, France, and Australia? Perhaps something about eggs and omelets? Or "let's get this darn freedom thing - oops, I meant to say pandemic - over with? Or since you consider pro pandemic people to be the "smart ones," these must just all be the dumb ones, right? Perhaps the police should just start shooting them in the name of eugenics.

    And speaking of police, I am genuinely shocked that so many of them can even drum up the nerve to report to work and defend these totalitarian policies. The pensions must be out of this world.

    Replies: @anon, @J.Ross, @Blubb, @Forbes

    And speaking of police, there’s totally like this awful plague and it’s real, and the jab is real, and everybody really has to get the jab (because of the disease), but, also, open borders, y’know, and police don’t have to get the jab, French police are the one group exempt from the French Mark, because the virus knows when there’s a border or a badge, viruses are, like, smart like that … I mean it’s not like cops interact with people of varying degrees of health all day …

  64. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    Legislatures and employers listen to them and do not listen to us.

  65. @notsaying
    Off Topic

    Did any of you know this? I sure didn't.

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be "mild" when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat. That was before global warming and even higher temperatures and humidity.

    The Games should never been scheduled there in July. I am so incredibly ticked off and I don't even care about sports. But I sure do care about amateur unpaid atheletes being tricked into playing in adverse circumstances.

    Tokyo in no way needed to hold the summer Olympics there. They are located in a First World country! And now of course all those tourist dollars are not being spent anyway.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/japan-lied-about-the-weather-and-now-olympians-are-paying-the-price-010612634.html

    Replies: @AndrewR, @kaganovitch, @Yancey Ward, @AnotherDad

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.

    And average July weather in Tokyo is a closely guarded National secret,need to know,only? Everyone with access to the intertubes knows what Tokyo weather is like.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @notsaying
    @kaganovitch

    Which sure brings up the question about why the Summer Games were given to Tokyo.

    Everybody had internet who was involved with that decision and all the Olympic Committees of countries who send athletes. Everybody sends their people to the Summer Games, a lot do not to the Winter Games. I can't understand why this was done.

    Replies: @Paco Wové, @kaganovitch

    , @Steve Sailer
    @kaganovitch

    The IOC also accepted Atlanta's explanation that you would be surprised by how cool Atlanta is in late July-early August due to Atlanta's towering 900 feet of elevation. But the 1996 Olympics proved just as sweaty as you'd expect.

    Replies: @black sea, @Desiderius

    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    @kaganovitch

    I hadn't been paying much attention to the Olympics, but when I realized last week that their opening was imminent, I had exactly the same thought: why in the hell did they schedule them at the worst time of the year in Tokyo?

    They could have put them in May-June, and missed the heat. Tokyo has a slightly unusual climate in that it doesn't really heat up into full summer until July; June is quite temperate, although it rains a lot. Or they could simply have done the sensible and obvious thing and waited until September-October.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Clyde

    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @kaganovitch

    East Asian cities are very similar in climate to Eastern USA cities, except even more susceptible to continental variations. Seoul is like Atlanta in the summer and Chicago in the winter. Tokyo at least is protected from the cold winter air by the mountain chains that block the Siberian fronts. Those same mountain chains pick up moisture from the Sea of Japan and dump some of the largest snow totals on the planet on the western flank of those mountains. Sort of like lake effect snow on steroids.

  66. @SaneClownPosse
    Calculate per slave an appropriate amount in 1865 USD.

    Then divide up that amount in current USD among all of the descendants of each slave and pay those still living.

    How come slavery reparations in the UK resulted in payments to the slave owners?

    Fun fact the loan that was taken out way back then by the UK, was only recently paid off. It's good to be a multi-generational world class loan shark.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Bernie

    This is a great math joke, this is like telling people that rotisserie restaurants have started injecting their chicken with dihydrogen monoxide. Yes, let’s pay living blacks a fraction derived from a payment based on the number of slaves in 1865. And it better be the right month in 1865.

  67. @megabar
    Maybe I'm naive, but I really think the simplest, most accurate explanation is that the normies truly believe this.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Alfa158, @Colin Wright, @Ryan Andrews

    Absolutely. Minus the Christian glaze, French’s analysis is almost a precise recapitulation of the normie’s understanding of America’s racial history. It goes like this: America was viciously White supremacist and anti-Black until about 1960, and since we have slowly begun to lift our foot off the throats of non-White (especially Black) Americans. It sounds dumb, but there it is.

    Notice the replies on French’s thread. 90% of the conservative replies are some variation of opposition to ancestral guilt. They don’t object to French’s cartoonish history of America. They don’t take issue with his use of the absurd redlining troupe. They don’t point out that the amount of money White Americans have spent on improving the lot of Black Americans over the last 60-70 years constitutes the most expensive project in human history, nor do they point out that institutional discrimination against Whites is far greater than anything non-southern Blacks faced at any point during the 20th century.

    No, they accept French’s historical framing. They are as dumb as he is, the only difference is they at least retain the healthy instinct to take their own side.

    • Agree: megabar
  68. @Wilkey

    And there is nothing “conservative” about denying the consequences of centuries of racist harm.
     
    Oh, for the love of God....

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by "centuries of racist harm." See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better - on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy - than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites - which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of "systemic racism" - please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    Replies: @Hi There, @jb, @Ragno, @Clyde, @Pericles, @Mr. Rational

    The noted HBD writer & researcher MG Miles has written the definitive response to the David Frenches of this world – so definitive, in fact, that this is at least the third time I’ve posted it here:

    On Planet Earth, Afro crime is high. Period. It is high in their homeland, Africa. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were colonizers. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were not colonizers. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were slavers. It is high in countries to which they migrate that were not slavers. It is high nearly everywhere they are found on this third rock from the sun.

    Idang Alibi, a Nigerian journalist, states it plainly:

    “Anywhere in the world today where you have a concentration of black people among other races, the poorest, the least educated, the least achieving, and the most violent group among those races will be the blacks. When indices of underdevelopment are given, black people and countries are sure to occupy the bottom of the ladder.

    God himself must be frustrated with his black children. They must be an embarrassment to him. He has given us everything he has given to other of his children; why are his black children not manifesting their own gift?

    Afro crime is very high relative to other groups. This is why we profile.

    https://thosewhocansee.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-we-profile.html

    • Thanks: Tono Bungay
  69. David French is the conservative case for euthanasia.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  70. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    Bye there!

  71. @kaganovitch
    Is there a bigger tool than Vichy French? What exactly isn't he willing to make "the Conservative case™" for? The conservative case for Transgender surgery for teenagers? The conservative case for third trimester abortion on demand? With 'friends' like that, who needs enemies?

    Replies: @anon, @Desiderius, @Tono Bungay

    He’s no friend.

    He’s the Derp State’s Ahmed Chalabi for their domestic War on Terror. He truly has convinced them they’ll be welcomed as liberators if they can overthrow all the white supremacists.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Desiderius

    Well put.

  72. The substantial aid to Israel (including direct economic and military aide, and such as making interest on Israel bonds exempt from US income taxes) has been a kind of reparation for the holocaust.
    Yet, Americans were not responsible for the holocaust, and in fact nearly 400,000 Americans died in the war that ended the holocaust. Second, the recipients of this aid (reparations) are not US citizens.

    In view of this, American blacks could argue:
    1. slavery was perpetrated by Americans with the consent of the US Government.
    2. reparations for slavery would go to US citizens (American Blacks).

    These are far more compelling arguments for reparations to American Blacks, than any rationalization for aid to Israel. We could widen this discussion and include US military aid to NATO and East Asia.

    So, does America subscribe to Jewish exceptionalism, and thus telling American Blacks to go to the back of the bus as far as claims on US taxpayers. Some might say I am trying to stir up anti-semitism among American Blacks, but I am pretty sure they will figure this out and arrive at the same conclusions on their own.

  73. Why are you even talking about this creep? Ignore him.

  74. @Wilkey
    @Hi There


    What’s the constructive point of saying that? You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.
     
    Eh?

    It's a rebuttal to the argument that blames black violence, poverty, and dysfunction all on whites. It's rather important to our current political discussion.

    If you feel that defending against such malicious attacks is unimportant then you've come to the wrong blog.

    Replies: @Hi There

    It’s a rebuttal to the argument that blames black violence, poverty, and dysfunction all on whites. It’s rather important to our current political discussion.

    If you feel that defending against such malicious attacks is unimportant then you’ve come to the wrong blog.

    David French, Randi Weingarten, Joy Reid, Kamala Harris: they are being mean to you. You have the moral high ground in resenting them and pushing back.

    Random black people not involved in this debate, didn’t do anything wrong as far as this goes, and they don’t deserve retaliation. They deserve the base level of kindness that you should give to any stranger.

    You should defend yourself, especially when people are being mean to you. And people are being mean to you. You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • LOL: 3g4me
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Hi There


    You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.
     
    Unfortunately, your "it's impolite to criticize blacks" attitude is exactly what causes the whole problem to begin with. The woketards say: "blacks earn less than whites; so America can't be a meritocracy; so America must be systemically racist; so shut up and we'll take your stuff to make it even."

    Black capabilities have everything "to do with it." But polite whites have no response because that would require actually telling the truth that the system is fine but blacks don't have equal 'merit.' As long as you observe the social taboo against truthfully criticizing black abilities, they win by default. That's their plan. They need and are counting on people like you. Politeness kills.

    Replies: @Hi There

    , @res
    @Hi There


    You should defend yourself, especially when people are being mean to you. And people are being mean to you. You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.
     
    I agree with that comment. Although it is hard not to lash out on occasion when, for example, presented with whites being blamed for black violence. How exactly do you reply to that in a way which does not contain criticism of blacks?

    But in this case, let's return to Wilkey's original 5 (well, actually 6) points.

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by “centuries of racist harm.” See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better – on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy – than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites – which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of “systemic racism” – please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.
     
    You gave this partial quote of 1 and then objected.

    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries…
     
    I think there is a line between observing a group is not doing well and criticizing that group. A line which you failed to observe responding to Wilkey.

    Also, as a description of the black side of race relations in the US, I think this is rather far off.

    You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.
     
    Yes for individuals, but we are talking about the group here. And US blacks as a group are hardly passive observers in all of this.

    To my mind your argument is getting into the territory of considering observations of reality (e.g. relative crime rates) to be "racist." I detest that characteristic of our society which is why I am reacting so strongly to your series of comments. If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn't even allowed to give factual responses like Wilkey's for fear of hurting someone's feelings (what about the feelings of the people who are being lied to and about, BTW?) then what kind of society is that?

    Replies: @Hi There

  75. Roger says: • Website

    Is it possible that French does not realize how offensive he is?

    He imports a child from Ethiopia, and he accuses everyone else of abusing Blacks.

    He claims to be a Christian, but his religious argument is based entirely on Jewish stories in the Old Testament.

    And now he wants us to pay for his kooky theological beliefs.

    If he really wants to atone for the sins of our ancestors, he could stop importing Africans.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Roger

    He wants to atone for our sins because he can’t bear to face his own. Trump was nominated to give the French Davidians like Kristol, McCain, Cheney, Bush and their people some time in the wilderness for some soul-searching.

    Instead they clung to power, defied the electorate twice, and are now terrorizing anyone who stands in their way in cahoots with people who’d rather there be no countries at all.

    Imagine. Absalom, Absalom.

    , @Tlotsi
    @Roger

    Actually, if wants to atone for his sins, he should kill himself.

    , @Abe
    @Roger


    He claims to be a Christian, but his religious argument is based entirely on Jewish stories in the Old Testament.

    And now he wants us to pay for his kooky theological beliefs.

     

    I name Andrew Sullivan one of the John the Faptists foretelling our current Awokening. He certainly wasn’t the only one, but I distinctly remember him creaming his designer jeans back in the day over the black church ladies and their Sunday-best ‘crowns’ as depicted in THE WIRE (someone should seriously start tweeting quotes from that show & see how fast their account is locked/cancelled). Ah yes- black church ladies: average age: 42; average # of grandchildren: 10; average number of days elapsed since calling any of them a [email protected]@cker: 3 .

    The epistles of Paul are probably the earliest writings of Christianity we possess, preceding even the synoptic Gospels. Paul famously affirms oneness in Christ, declaring there to be no distinction between Greek and Jew, man and woman, slave and free. The converse of that is that one’s worldly condition does not excuse one from obeying the tenants of Christian morality. In other words, even honest-to-goodness present day (circa 50AD) slaves (let alone their 5th generation descendants circa 2020) are not excused from not-fornicating, not-murdering, not-stealing .

    Why doesn’t Vichy French (love that monicker, BTW, thanks!) then not forthrightly state that regardless of some amorphous, miasmatic legacy (whether it be of slavery, racism, or white supremacy), blacks are still obligated to kill-less, beef-less, mug-less, and out-of-wedlock-less, since as Christian beings with souls their relationship with God and their own righteousness is entirely within their own power and that therefore using their current degraded condition as a means by which to guilttrip and gib-strip whites is a contravention of fundamental of Christian doctrine? Why? Because French is a venal, vulgar caricature of a cucked suburban fmega-church Christian gamboling to the tune of anti-Christians for the few peanuts they throw at him.

  76. Anonymous[730] • Disclaimer says:

    David French is a pathetic cuck in many different ways. The mere fact that a white man adopted a black child from Ethiopia is very weird in and of itself. But all of his other writings are pathetic. How can he refer to himself as a “Republican” or a “Conservative” in good conscience?

  77. @kaganovitch
    @notsaying

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.

    And average July weather in Tokyo is a closely guarded National secret,need to know,only? Everyone with access to the intertubes knows what Tokyo weather is like.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Steve Sailer, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Hapalong Cassidy

    Which sure brings up the question about why the Summer Games were given to Tokyo.

    Everybody had internet who was involved with that decision and all the Olympic Committees of countries who send athletes. Everybody sends their people to the Summer Games, a lot do not to the Winter Games. I can’t understand why this was done.

    • Replies: @Paco Wové
    @notsaying

    No one cares.

    , @kaganovitch
    @notsaying

    I can’t understand why this was done.


    Well the IOC combines the worst of Davos man with the cozy structure of a banana republic. The results are about what you would expect..


    https://www.britannica.com/sports/Olympic-Games/Corruption

  78. @TruthRevolution.net
    @vhrm

    Exactly. Race realist truth is taboo. Covering up black failure is a noble lie. Conservatives like Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.

    Lying, or misleading conservatives are useless.

    False beliefs breed false decisions. Radical truth, full disclosure of whole truth, intolerance for gag orders, that is the way. Read our site!

    The truth is "racist"!

    Replies: @Curle, @Mike_from_SGV, @Tlotsi

    “ Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.”

    He did?

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Curle

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/nixon-and-moynihan-talk-iq-and-race/

    Nixon talking about IQ tests and other things
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXOEFK6Swo

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

  79. @JohnnyWalker123
    David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/


    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

     

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

     

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

     

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

     

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

     

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.
     

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

     

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.
     
    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

     

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    - Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his "Red State" gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s "anti-Semitic followers," she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @bomag, @Anonymous, @Ian M.

    He (French) is clearly mentally ill.

  80. @the emperor is tired of
    what if sylvia poggioli ended every thing with...

    sylvia poggioli, STEVE?

    https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/images/2021/07/12/1217074.jpg

    steve is like the demon giorgio moroder was trying to exorcise from richrd gere.

    sad.

    Replies: @Charon, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Dennis Dale

    Marijuana is legal, not required. Maybe you should take a break.

  81. What are “bigoted structures”? Do they look like a racist french caféholder?

  82. @Hi There
    @Thomas


    But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old.
     
    You can't deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence. I think they are losing that. That might be my bubble, but it's becoming more obvious that David French is dishonest, he's manipulating Republican voters, and he doesn't have their interest, or even any principles at heart. He's a leftist who is paid to frustrate, fragment, and confuse the right.

    Replies: @Curle, @Mr. Anon, @Wade Hampton

    “ You can’t deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence.”

    I can and I do. Most conservatives fled the magazine in the ‘90s when Rich Lowery took over. The magazine took a hard left turn at that point.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Curle

    I believe they were fired, not fled.

  83. @notsaying
    Off Topic

    Did any of you know this? I sure didn't.

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be "mild" when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat. That was before global warming and even higher temperatures and humidity.

    The Games should never been scheduled there in July. I am so incredibly ticked off and I don't even care about sports. But I sure do care about amateur unpaid atheletes being tricked into playing in adverse circumstances.

    Tokyo in no way needed to hold the summer Olympics there. They are located in a First World country! And now of course all those tourist dollars are not being spent anyway.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/japan-lied-about-the-weather-and-now-olympians-are-paying-the-price-010612634.html

    Replies: @AndrewR, @kaganovitch, @Yancey Ward, @AnotherDad

    Tokyo’s average high for this time in July is 86F, with a average low of 74F. This is surely tropical in nature- dew points averaging in the low to mid 70s. So, the last few days have been a small heatwave with highs in the low to mid 90sF. This is hardly unusual weather for anyone who has ever lived in the fucking United States. They held the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta during late July to early August when the average high is 89F.

  84. @tanabear

    African-Americans are the poorest Americans but also the richest Africans. Why?
     
    Because white people are the honeybees of humanity. Black people in America get to feast on the honeypot created by white civilization without being a part of the extended social order that makes the creation of honey possible.

    The best of blacks in Africa were in Rhodesia and South Africa; so the same pattern repeats itself.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Because white people are the honeybees of humanity.

    Honey bees are still dying at high rates

    The best of blacks in Africa were in Rhodesia and South Africa…

    And what did the whites get out of this? Been to the Delta lately?

    Yes, It’s Better To Be Poor In The Mississippi Delta Than In Bangladesh

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar


    Honey bees are still dying at high rates
     
    Speaking of bees, it hasn't been on the news radar in a while, but whatever happened to Africanized Killer Bees? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee)

    Some of this reads like White Supremacist propaganda:


    In Puerto Rico, some bee colonies are already beginning to show more gentle behavior. This is believed to be because the more gentle bees contain genetic material that is more similar to the European honey bee, although they also contain Africanized honey bee material.[49] This degree of aggressiveness is surprisingly almost unrelated to individual genetics - instead being almost entirely determined by the entire hive's proportion of aggression genetics.
     

    Replies: @Anonymous

  85. @JohnnyWalker123
    David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/


    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

     

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

     

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

     

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

     

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

     

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.
     

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

     

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.
     
    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

     

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    - Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his "Red State" gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s "anti-Semitic followers," she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @bomag, @Anonymous, @Ian M.

    Summary:

    Pics, or it didn’t happen. (Okay, tapes, too.)

  86. Need more of this.

  87. @kaganovitch
    @JohnnyWalker123

    David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.

    You misread that. Vichy French never converted to Judaism, that was from Bethany Mandel. (Her dad was Jewish, her mother wasn't, hence the conversion.)

    Replies: @Roger

    You are right. He misread French. But still it is very strange that French gives a theological argument based entirely on Jewish law in the Old Testament. He apparently believes in some aspects of Judaism, even if he has not converted.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Roger

    But still it is very strange that French gives a theological argument based entirely on Jewish law in the Old Testament. He apparently believes in some aspects of Judaism, even if he has not converted.

    I'm no expert on the matter but my understanding was that Christians believe that only the ceremonial/ritual law and civil law of the Old Testament/Torah were abrogated by what Christians consider the New Covenant. The moral law of the Torah/Old Testament remains in force. French would argue, cogently, that the narrative in the Book of Samuel he is quoting is moral law. It is, as far as I know, a Gnostic heresy that the entire Old Testament was abrogated.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Desiderius

  88. David French is a pathetic cuck. Personally, I love it when Blacks turn on White liberals and White “reasonable” conservatives. Take Megyn Kelly. She went after Trump back in 2016. Like most of FoxNews, she’s controlled opposition.

    But Black women are tired of dealing with people like her. They say Megyn Kelly needs to sit down and be humble. This all tickles me:

  89. Two questions for David French:

    do reparations include payments to African immigrants and their descendants, and if so does it make sense for whites to support an endless flood of people to whom they will owe money in the future–isn’t the ‘good for the economy’ argument out of the window?

    If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren’t enough, what would you propose as the next step?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @al gore rhythms

    If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren’t enough, what would you propose as the next step?

    To riff on our Founding Fathers : "No reparations without deportations."

    Replies: @Prester John, @AnotherDad

  90. Anonymous[391] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nathan
    1. I think Native Americans' median household income is significantly lower than African Americans. And the federal government's historical relations with the Tribes provides a far more convincing case for reparations than other claims...

    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Prester John

    A false conservative and a false Christian.

    “No True Christian” is not a game of any particular interest.

    “No True Conservative”….

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Anonymous



    A false conservative and a false Christian.

     

    “No True Christian” is not a game of any particular interest.
     
    It's of quite a great deal of interest since French's shtick is chiding the vast body of American Christians about whether they're true Christians because they don't toe the line of every new culturally degrading body blow delivered by the left. And it just so happens that his efforts ingratiate him with the degenerate ruling class and fill his pockets with silver.
  91. @Wilkey
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    As pretty much anyone who's ever objectively read the Christian scriptures can tell you, you can use them to justify pretty much every political belief and its polar opposite.

    For the love of all that's holy, God effectively commits genocide about a dozen times in the Old Testament alone. The Jewish holy day of Passover is a holiday that quite literally celebrates God executing hundreds of thousand of Egyptian men and children.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Ian M.

    Passover is a very who|whom holiday.

  92. @Curle
    @Hi There

    “ You can’t deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence.”

    I can and I do. Most conservatives fled the magazine in the ‘90s when Rich Lowery took over. The magazine took a hard left turn at that point.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    I believe they were fired, not fled.

  93. @Reg Cæsar
    @tanabear


    Because white people are the honeybees of humanity.
     
    Honey bees are still dying at high rates

    The best of blacks in Africa were in Rhodesia and South Africa...
     
    And what did the whites get out of this? Been to the Delta lately?


    https://heifer12x12.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sunflowers.jpg?w=1024

    https://preparingthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/appcrop_asdelta1_t607.jpg


    Yes, It’s Better To Be Poor In The Mississippi Delta Than In Bangladesh

    Replies: @vhrm

    Honey bees are still dying at high rates

    Speaking of bees, it hasn’t been on the news radar in a while, but whatever happened to Africanized Killer Bees? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee)

    Some of this reads like White Supremacist propaganda:

    In Puerto Rico, some bee colonies are already beginning to show more gentle behavior. This is believed to be because the more gentle bees contain genetic material that is more similar to the European honey bee, although they also contain Africanized honey bee material.[49] This degree of aggressiveness is surprisingly almost unrelated to individual genetics – instead being almost entirely determined by the entire hive’s proportion of aggression genetics.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @vhrm

    That reminds me of hippos, which are murderous death machines in Africa, but chilled out and peaceful in Colombia. The bees are undergoing the same change. Apparently something in Africa drives animals crazy.

  94. @Nathan
    1. I think Native Americans' median household income is significantly lower than African Americans. And the federal government's historical relations with the Tribes provides a far more convincing case for reparations than other claims...

    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Prester John

    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.

    We need some pithy name for these “Christian” cuckservatives. (All i could think of was “Bush league”. “Bushies?” “Bushy Christians”?)

    Two points:

    — It is not Christian to harm the interests of your community, in order virtue signal.
    When you drag some kid from Uganda, you are virtue signaling at the expense of the interests of all your neighbors, the kid’s classmates, the taxpayers, all future Americans’ interests–posterity.

    But more importantly:

    — The actual purpose of religion–the reason it exists in some form in basically every society–is to provide guidance/reinforcement on the society’s social norms that allow people to live useful productive lives and to live together as a society, and to enhance social solidarity … all to reproduce the society/its norms and religion in the next generation.

    Christianity could be spot on true and correct…. but if it does not aid/encourage the reproduction of the civilization carrying it … it is a dead end. God collects a few generations of saved souls, but Christianity is gone superseded by some religions that actually reproduce their civilization here on good old planet earth.

    French believes in a faux “Christianity” that is apparently too “high-minded”–i.e. cucked–to bother with protecting and reproducing the Western Christian civilization that is carrying it. It’s not a religion but some weird death cult.

    ~~

    Most of the policies minoritarianism pushes and propagandizes are hostile to reproduction–specifically the reproduction of the majority, its nation and civilization. That’s hardly surprising, minoritarianism is hostile to the majority, so obviously not in the corner for reproducing it.

    But it takes a pretty damn confused “Christian” to be against reproducing his own civilization.

    • Replies: @CCG
    @AnotherDad

    "Churchianity" is the word you're looking for:
    https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/08/mailvox-what-is-churchianity.html?m=1

    , @J1234
    @AnotherDad

    Good comment. Last night I talked with my Christian college professor wife about how her professional environment is at irreconcilable odds with her spiritual perspective. She's smart enough to grasp that reality, but emotionally unwilling to accept it. Religion and culture have a mutually dependent relationship. One's own faith can be like a mustard seed, as the biblical phrase goes; it can exist in a sea of faithlessness. The faith of children, on the other hand, is something quite different in that it must be nurtured by a conducive environment. As children - and their children after them - grow, culture becomes a hugely significant part of that environment.

    Obviously, I'm not talking about about a culture dominated by Christianity or religion, but one where Christianity isn't viewed as something oppressive by an incipient secular priestly class that's quickly gaining power and prestige. David French probably believes there's personal benefit in seeking validation from that priestly class. He's wrong because they despise him as much as they despise me in the long run. The "useful tool" is easily discarded by the left.

  95. @kaganovitch
    @notsaying

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.

    And average July weather in Tokyo is a closely guarded National secret,need to know,only? Everyone with access to the intertubes knows what Tokyo weather is like.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Steve Sailer, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Hapalong Cassidy

    The IOC also accepted Atlanta’s explanation that you would be surprised by how cool Atlanta is in late July-early August due to Atlanta’s towering 900 feet of elevation. But the 1996 Olympics proved just as sweaty as you’d expect.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Steve Sailer

    My understanding is that the best way to secure an Olympic bid is to provide the IOC members with lots of high-class hookers and take their wives on lots of shopping trips. At least, that was the rumor in Atlanta in 1996. Relative humidity ain't got nothing to with it.

    As one wag said at the time, Juan Antonio Samaranch ought to be driving around town in a purple Cadillac.

    , @Desiderius
    @Steve Sailer

    We were convinced it was the top-shelf cutting-edge world-class ahead-of-the-curve VR presentation we put together at the North Avenue Trade School for them. Billy Payne was mighty proud of that thing.

    Replies: @ben tillman

  96. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    It’s a rebuttal to the argument that blames black violence, poverty, and dysfunction all on whites. It’s rather important to our current political discussion.

    If you feel that defending against such malicious attacks is unimportant then you’ve come to the wrong blog.
     
    David French, Randi Weingarten, Joy Reid, Kamala Harris: they are being mean to you. You have the moral high ground in resenting them and pushing back.

    Random black people not involved in this debate, didn't do anything wrong as far as this goes, and they don't deserve retaliation. They deserve the base level of kindness that you should give to any stranger.

    You should defend yourself, especially when people are being mean to you. And people are being mean to you. You shouldn't take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @res

    You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.

    Unfortunately, your “it’s impolite to criticize blacks” attitude is exactly what causes the whole problem to begin with. The woketards say: “blacks earn less than whites; so America can’t be a meritocracy; so America must be systemically racist; so shut up and we’ll take your stuff to make it even.”

    Black capabilities have everything “to do with it.” But polite whites have no response because that would require actually telling the truth that the system is fine but blacks don’t have equal ‘merit.’ As long as you observe the social taboo against truthfully criticizing black abilities, they win by default. That’s their plan. They need and are counting on people like you. Politeness kills.

    • Agree: Abe, Mr. Rational, bomag, JR Ewing, res
    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Hypnotoad666


    The woketards say: “blacks earn less than whites; so America can’t be a meritocracy; so America must be systemically racist; so shut up and we’ll take your stuff to make it even.”
     
    I agree with this sentence entirely. The "woketards", as you say, are being mean to you, and people like you. Tell them to kick rocks. Yell at them, insult them. Or engage in more serious political (peaceful) push back.

    But some random black guy, just walking down the street, who didn't do anything to you, doesn't deserve your criticism or retaliation back from what the "woketards" did.

    If the woketards say, "handicapped people can't walk, you can walk, this is your fault, I'm going to shame you and your children in public schools, push you out of higher ed, and take your stuff...". That's not some handicapped guys fault. The correct response is, "I'm sincerely sorry to hear handicapped people can't walk, if I could snap my fingers and fix their problems, I would, but I can't. Also, it's not my fault. I have my own life to live, and if you want to take my stuff and shame me, well I'm going to have to ask you to leave." The wrong response is mocking handicap people, or blaming them for their situation. And maybe some handicapped people are at fault for their condition, maybe not, but it's not your place to make it worse. It is your place to stop woketard types from blaming the ills of the world on you and taking your money.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  97. African-Americans are the poorest Americans but also the richest Africans.

    Well, being relatively rich alone seems to be insufficient. That’s why, so to speak…

  98. @Wilkey

    And there is nothing “conservative” about denying the consequences of centuries of racist harm.
     
    Oh, for the love of God....

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by "centuries of racist harm." See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better - on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy - than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites - which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of "systemic racism" - please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    Replies: @Hi There, @jb, @Ragno, @Clyde, @Pericles, @Mr. Rational

    Your five points are all true and are worth throwing in the face of the anti-racist bs artists who are out doing a snow job on everyone. Everyone with a weak mind. I am talking naïve and emotional white leftist conformists. Without this crowd that skews young, skews on Twitter, skews to mob up on Twitter against anyone who utters just one “racist” comment. Without these whiteys the black supremacists would be getting zero traction.
    The real truth is that today anti-racism = black supremacism first and foremost. The Afro derived must be worshipped. Secondarily it means minority supremacism over anything, anyone white and heterosexual.

  99. anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    In the future, there is going to be less for Black people to do…

  100. @kaganovitch
    @notsaying

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.

    And average July weather in Tokyo is a closely guarded National secret,need to know,only? Everyone with access to the intertubes knows what Tokyo weather is like.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Steve Sailer, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Hapalong Cassidy

    I hadn’t been paying much attention to the Olympics, but when I realized last week that their opening was imminent, I had exactly the same thought: why in the hell did they schedule them at the worst time of the year in Tokyo?

    They could have put them in May-June, and missed the heat. Tokyo has a slightly unusual climate in that it doesn’t really heat up into full summer until July; June is quite temperate, although it rains a lot. Or they could simply have done the sensible and obvious thing and waited until September-October.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held October 10-24, 1964.

    The 1988 Seoul Olympics were 17 September to 2 October 1988.

    The 2000 Sydney Olympics were 15 September to 1 October 2000.

    They pretty much now schedule the Olympics during the dog days of summer so NBC can avoid going head to head with the NFL.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @The Last Real Calvinist

    , @Clyde
    @The Last Real Calvinist


    I hadn’t been paying much attention to the Olympics, but when I realized last week that their opening was imminent, I had exactly the same thought: why in the hell did they schedule them at the worst time of the year in Tokyo?
     
    IOC calls the shots, not the Japanese or the weathermen. IOC is out maximizing television profits from all the TV networks it gets paid for TV rights. So it worked out for summer in Tokyo when TV viewers lack new product. Covid also presented problems and affected scheduling. Are even spectators for these Tokyo Olympics? No. So the summer heat will not be bothering them.
  101. I think there is a larger agenda. If it becomes established as a principle that African-Americans deserve reparations for things that happened to their ancestors or co-ethnics, then there is another important ethnicity which is also poised to benefit from that principle.

  102. BTW, with regard to the subject of Steve’s post: if you need a dictionary-definitive illustration of a fully-committed proponent of Substitute Savior Syndrome, just post a David French photo.

  103. Presumably any family with a black member gets some of those reparations.

  104. @Mike Tre
    OT - Steve, nothing to say about the massive street protests regarding the latest lockdowns in England, France, and Australia? Perhaps something about eggs and omelets? Or "let's get this darn freedom thing - oops, I meant to say pandemic - over with? Or since you consider pro pandemic people to be the "smart ones," these must just all be the dumb ones, right? Perhaps the police should just start shooting them in the name of eugenics.

    And speaking of police, I am genuinely shocked that so many of them can even drum up the nerve to report to work and defend these totalitarian policies. The pensions must be out of this world.

    Replies: @anon, @J.Ross, @Blubb, @Forbes

    Steve’s a boomer. There’s only so much you can expect of him…

    • LOL: RichardTaylor
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Blubb

    That I am.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @MEH 0910

  105. This is from the Babylon Bee, right? People used to joke that a fool like French would write something like this but this is a put-on, surely?

  106. Pretty much on-topic — I’ve been wondering when we would start to see much more direct demands for cultural reparations like the following:

    Dallas ‘racial equity’ group demands white parents not send their kids to Ivy League schools

    Key quotation:

    Talk is not enough. Commit yourself towards taking action and making sacrifices to correct centuries of injustice,” the pledge’s description instructs. “Open up spaces for Black and LatinX communities by refusing to send your kids to Ivy League and US News & World Report Top 50 schools and encourage friends, neighbors, and family members to do the same. Imagine if those hundreds of thousands of spots at these institutions were occupied only by marginalized communities. Imagine the opportunities. We can achieve true equity within our lifetimes but only if white folks are willing to sacrifice their privileges.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    How can they not mention Asians? They are such a big presence in these schools now.

    It would be interesting to know what the lowest grades and boards scores would be if these schools just had Americans of black slavery ancestry and long time Hispanics attend -- no international students, no recent immigrants. How many in the lower half of the class would be able to maintain a C average if standards stayed the same? How about for the STEM majors? Would standards stay the same?

  107. @TruthRevolution.net
    @vhrm

    Exactly. Race realist truth is taboo. Covering up black failure is a noble lie. Conservatives like Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.

    Lying, or misleading conservatives are useless.

    False beliefs breed false decisions. Radical truth, full disclosure of whole truth, intolerance for gag orders, that is the way. Read our site!

    The truth is "racist"!

    Replies: @Curle, @Mike_from_SGV, @Tlotsi

    In New America, the word “racist” seems to mean “speaking and writing factually about race”.

  108. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Pretty much on-topic -- I've been wondering when we would start to see much more direct demands for cultural reparations like the following:

    Dallas 'racial equity' group demands white parents not send their kids to Ivy League schools

    Key quotation:


    Talk is not enough. Commit yourself towards taking action and making sacrifices to correct centuries of injustice," the pledge's description instructs. "Open up spaces for Black and LatinX communities by refusing to send your kids to Ivy League and US News & World Report Top 50 schools and encourage friends, neighbors, and family members to do the same. Imagine if those hundreds of thousands of spots at these institutions were occupied only by marginalized communities. Imagine the opportunities. We can achieve true equity within our lifetimes but only if white folks are willing to sacrifice their privileges.
     

    Replies: @notsaying

    How can they not mention Asians? They are such a big presence in these schools now.

    It would be interesting to know what the lowest grades and boards scores would be if these schools just had Americans of black slavery ancestry and long time Hispanics attend — no international students, no recent immigrants. How many in the lower half of the class would be able to maintain a C average if standards stayed the same? How about for the STEM majors? Would standards stay the same?

  109. @Wilkey

    And there is nothing “conservative” about denying the consequences of centuries of racist harm.
     
    Oh, for the love of God....

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by "centuries of racist harm." See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better - on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy - than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites - which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of "systemic racism" - please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    Replies: @Hi There, @jb, @Ragno, @Clyde, @Pericles, @Mr. Rational

    Haiti, a country literally founded on genocide. When will blacks take responsibility?

    • Agree: 3g4me
  110. @Blubb
    @Mike Tre

    Steve's a boomer. There's only so much you can expect of him...

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    That I am.

    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Steve Sailer

    Covid is the boomers' last big middle finger to younger generations, especially school kids.

    Actually, destroying Medicare and Medicaid (via long-term care costs) will be their last poke in our eye, but those were created before their time. Covid restrictions, which have been pure evil for kids, are 100% boomer.

    No planting trees under which they won't feel the shade for boomers. In fact, let's cut down our current trees so they can have a better view from their expensive homes.

    Replies: @Curle

    , @MEH 0910
    @Steve Sailer

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIGiYnCU4AAItN4.jpg

  111. @notsaying
    Off Topic

    Did any of you know this? I sure didn't.

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be "mild" when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat. That was before global warming and even higher temperatures and humidity.

    The Games should never been scheduled there in July. I am so incredibly ticked off and I don't even care about sports. But I sure do care about amateur unpaid atheletes being tricked into playing in adverse circumstances.

    Tokyo in no way needed to hold the summer Olympics there. They are located in a First World country! And now of course all those tourist dollars are not being spent anyway.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/japan-lied-about-the-weather-and-now-olympians-are-paying-the-price-010612634.html

    Replies: @AndrewR, @kaganovitch, @Yancey Ward, @AnotherDad

    Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.

    I wouldn’t exactly call this “terrible summer heat”. The weather forecast i see is just a lot of high 80s, drippy and humid mediocre days.

    But yeah–why do it now? I flipped over to September and mid/late September looks pretty nice–at least temperature wise. So target that.

    Then there’s this locked-down Olympics. What’s the point? If you won’t accept spectators watching the games … just skip it.

    To me the other obvious thing is “why Tokyo”. They had a Tokyo Olympics already during my life. Are there no other cities in Japan? One idea of these modern games has been sort of advertisements. Sort of a “coming out” party for a city on the world stage.

    This could have been a cool coming out for some other city besides Tokyo. Even get off Honshu all together–Nagasaki? “These games are blast!”

    • Agree: Liza
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @AnotherDad

    Osaka is the second biggest city and it's very ugly. Nearby Kyoto is beautiful but probably too small to host the Olympics. Nagoya already did the winter olympics

  112. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @kaganovitch

    I hadn't been paying much attention to the Olympics, but when I realized last week that their opening was imminent, I had exactly the same thought: why in the hell did they schedule them at the worst time of the year in Tokyo?

    They could have put them in May-June, and missed the heat. Tokyo has a slightly unusual climate in that it doesn't really heat up into full summer until July; June is quite temperate, although it rains a lot. Or they could simply have done the sensible and obvious thing and waited until September-October.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Clyde

    The 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held October 10-24, 1964.

    The 1988 Seoul Olympics were 17 September to 2 October 1988.

    The 2000 Sydney Olympics were 15 September to 1 October 2000.

    They pretty much now schedule the Olympics during the dog days of summer so NBC can avoid going head to head with the NFL.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, it's all TV.

    This article from Reuters is remarkably forthright about the whole issue. It's just follow-the-money:

    Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

    It's indeed the NFL and MLB playoffs/World Series, plus Euro soccer:


    In September or October, the Olympics would have to compete for viewers’ attention against other events, such as the start of the NFL American football season, Major League Baseball playoffs in the United States and the early months of the soccer season in Europe.

     

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @Barnard

    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer

    And here's a relevant follow-up story on the Tokyo weather:

    Japan's Olympic organizers lied about its weather, and now athletes are paying the price

    For people who haven't been to east Asia in high summer, it's hard to overstate how awful the heat/humidity combo really is. The worst part is that it really doesn't cool off overnight much at all. And if, as the article suggests, some events have been held with temperatures in the high 90s with a dewpoint in the mid-70s, then that's a heat index of 110-115. That is dangerously stressful just to be outdoors walking around in, much less trying to compete athletically at peak effort.

  113. @Steve Sailer
    @kaganovitch

    The IOC also accepted Atlanta's explanation that you would be surprised by how cool Atlanta is in late July-early August due to Atlanta's towering 900 feet of elevation. But the 1996 Olympics proved just as sweaty as you'd expect.

    Replies: @black sea, @Desiderius

    My understanding is that the best way to secure an Olympic bid is to provide the IOC members with lots of high-class hookers and take their wives on lots of shopping trips. At least, that was the rumor in Atlanta in 1996. Relative humidity ain’t got nothing to with it.

    As one wag said at the time, Juan Antonio Samaranch ought to be driving around town in a purple Cadillac.

  114. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @kaganovitch

    I hadn't been paying much attention to the Olympics, but when I realized last week that their opening was imminent, I had exactly the same thought: why in the hell did they schedule them at the worst time of the year in Tokyo?

    They could have put them in May-June, and missed the heat. Tokyo has a slightly unusual climate in that it doesn't really heat up into full summer until July; June is quite temperate, although it rains a lot. Or they could simply have done the sensible and obvious thing and waited until September-October.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Clyde

    I hadn’t been paying much attention to the Olympics, but when I realized last week that their opening was imminent, I had exactly the same thought: why in the hell did they schedule them at the worst time of the year in Tokyo?

    IOC calls the shots, not the Japanese or the weathermen. IOC is out maximizing television profits from all the TV networks it gets paid for TV rights. So it worked out for summer in Tokyo when TV viewers lack new product. Covid also presented problems and affected scheduling. Are even spectators for these Tokyo Olympics? No. So the summer heat will not be bothering them.

  115. anonymous[347] • Disclaimer says:

    There is an alt-right case for reparations. Blacks are fellow Americans and are not on average able to compete in the job market. But they should also have stable middle-class-orientated communities. That requires government agencies hire based on affirmative action and direct payment reparations of $1,000 per month per black person.

    • Disagree: Spud Boy
    • LOL: 3g4me
    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @anonymous

    That’s the David French case for reparations, the alt-right case is separation not reparation. Did you just call David French an alt-righter? He’s not going to be too happy about that.

    , @guest
    @anonymous

    That’s not reparations. That’s just racial Welfare preferences based on low expectations.

    I would also accept calling it Crime-Avoidance Welfare Ransom.

    Fact is, however, blacks had a healthier middle-class before affirmative action.

  116. African-Americans are the poorest Americans but also the richest Africans.

    Why?

    1. dumb

    2. artificially moneyed-up

  117. Afficans can get reparations, but first they must pay back their portion of the 22 trillion welfare bux already wasted spent on them.

  118. @Wilkey
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    As pretty much anyone who's ever objectively read the Christian scriptures can tell you, you can use them to justify pretty much every political belief and its polar opposite.

    For the love of all that's holy, God effectively commits genocide about a dozen times in the Old Testament alone. The Jewish holy day of Passover is a holiday that quite literally celebrates God executing hundreds of thousand of Egyptian men and children.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Ian M.

    For the love of all that’s holy, God effectively commits genocide about a dozen times in the Old Testament alone.

    That’ because Jehova is a crazed-ass psychotic intervening sadistically on a whim.

    Stay away from that guy.

    Upgraded God in comparison is a wise Sumo wrestler quietly observing your behaviour, grasshopper. Maybe you have a chance to get noticed.

  119. @Polistra
    You know Wikipedia likes you when they use a ten-year-old photo on your profile page.

    Attacks by the alt-right
    In 2016, French and his wife and family were the subject of online attacks when he criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and the alt-right. French was bombarded with hateful tweets.

    "Harassed On Twitter: 'People Need To Know The Reality Of What It's Like Out There'". NPR.

    Halperin, Mark; Heilemann, John (May 31, 2016). "Kristol Eyes Conservative Lawyer David French for Independent Presidential Run". Bloomberg Politics.

     

    "Can America Be America When Jews Are Beaten in the Streets?"
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/can-america-be-america-when-jews

    Look how patriotic!

    https://i.ibb.co/qgNY5fh/https-bucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984-s3-amazonaws-com-public-images-29af0273-1e60-42.jpg



    https://i.ibb.co/MN9nPyC/maxresdefault.jpg

    Replies: @Polistra, @John Johnson

    Oh, Steve! Approve this post before New Year’s and I’ll come keep the covid boogie man away. You preferred 100 posts in this thread alone. Sigh.

  120. @JohnnyWalker123
    David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/


    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

     

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

     

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

     

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

     

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

     

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.
     

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

     

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.
     
    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

     

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    - Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his "Red State" gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s "anti-Semitic followers," she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @bomag, @Anonymous, @Ian M.

    Well, this sounds like standard modern “wire hate delivery”. It’s not pretty, but it’s not new. If Weimar Republic had had Internet, we would now have have a lot of pretty interesting memes to sift through.

  121. @Steve Sailer
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held October 10-24, 1964.

    The 1988 Seoul Olympics were 17 September to 2 October 1988.

    The 2000 Sydney Olympics were 15 September to 1 October 2000.

    They pretty much now schedule the Olympics during the dog days of summer so NBC can avoid going head to head with the NFL.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @The Last Real Calvinist

    Yes, it’s all TV.

    This article from Reuters is remarkably forthright about the whole issue. It’s just follow-the-money:

    Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

    It’s indeed the NFL and MLB playoffs/World Series, plus Euro soccer:

    In September or October, the Olympics would have to compete for viewers’ attention against other events, such as the start of the NFL American football season, Major League Baseball playoffs in the United States and the early months of the soccer season in Europe.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I used to like watching the Olympics in order to see more obscure stuff like field events, fencing, weightlifting etc. Now, as you say, it's all about the eyeball count.

    Fortunately, lots of people agree with me that it's fun to watch healthy women with normal builds engaged in precision teamwork, so the networks still show women's curling when they're not showing the numerous competitions for World's Greatest Princess, World's Greatest Ballroom Dancers (on Ice) etc.

    Ski jumping used to be cool to watch but the evolution of equipment, technique, and the athletes' physiologies have made it pretty bland.

    , @Barnard
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Assuming they ever happen, I was surprised to see they scheduled the 2032 games in Brisbane for these same dates. You would know better than I would, but it seems like they are really taking risks with weather on outdoor sports during that time.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

  122. Frog Brain went to an evangelical college and Harvard Law School, not exactly the places that would encourage even a bright guy to learn biology. But you would think he would be a little humbler, and less slanderous, in his ignorance.

  123. @Curle
    @TruthRevolution.net

    “ Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.”

    He did?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/nixon-and-moynihan-talk-iq-and-race/

    [MORE]

    Nixon talking about IQ tests and other things

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @MEH 0910

    I had no idea -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an iSteve reader?

  124. Well, I don’t quite know who this David French is, but Whites who talk in grandiose abstractions about “structural racism”, “legacy of slavery”, “America’s original sin”, and so on seem to me the damndest fools we have.

    They put me in mind of Britain’s appeasement factions, who rightly (in my opinion) saw ample justification for Hitler’s grievances regarding German minorities, and believed rectifying the Versailles Treaty would do the trick. They were mistaken.

    Likewise, White Americans are simply mistaken that BLM and talk of “reparations” and what-not are about the rectification of Black grievances. This is about Black Supremacists unscrupulously leveraging historical grievances to get power.

    (BTW-as with Britain’s appeasement, I believe the motives behind the civil rights movement were good.
    But, we’ve all miscalculated how that would work out.)

    • Replies: @Curle
    @JackOH

    “ and believed rectifying the Versailles Treaty would do the trick. They were mistaken.“

    We’d only know that if they HAD rectified the Versailles Treaty, no? Or does Danzig not count?

  125. @kaganovitch
    @notsaying

    A Yahoo reporter calls out Tokyo for its outrageous and unchallenged lying when they put in their bid for the Summer Olympics there. Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.

    And average July weather in Tokyo is a closely guarded National secret,need to know,only? Everyone with access to the intertubes knows what Tokyo weather is like.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Steve Sailer, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Hapalong Cassidy

    East Asian cities are very similar in climate to Eastern USA cities, except even more susceptible to continental variations. Seoul is like Atlanta in the summer and Chicago in the winter. Tokyo at least is protected from the cold winter air by the mountain chains that block the Siberian fronts. Those same mountain chains pick up moisture from the Sea of Japan and dump some of the largest snow totals on the planet on the western flank of those mountains. Sort of like lake effect snow on steroids.

  126. @Wilkey

    And there is nothing “conservative” about denying the consequences of centuries of racist harm.
     
    Oh, for the love of God....

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by "centuries of racist harm." See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better - on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy - than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites - which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of "systemic racism" - please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    Replies: @Hi There, @jb, @Ragno, @Clyde, @Pericles, @Mr. Rational

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    And whose influence produces this?  The one least associated with Hayti, specifically.  IOW, wipepo.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    Obvious from the previous.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites – which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of “systemic racism” – please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    Obviously.  It’s anti-Semitic to mention how the Semites are racist against Whites.

  127. https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/structural-racism-isnt-wokeness-its

    Christians must be open to truth from any source.


    [MORE]

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    Amazon appears to now be blocking Amazon links placed in Unz Review comments. Let's try the comment over with a Barnes & Noble link instead:

    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/structural-racism-isnt-wokeness-its


    Christians must be open to truth from any source.
     
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/facing-reality-charles-murray/1138379266

    http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9781641771979_p0_v1_s1200x630.jpg


    The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart float free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities.

    What good can come of bringing them into the open? America’s most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

    We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed’s natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. Facing Reality is a step in that direction.
     

    Replies: @res

    , @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/Quillette/status/1420742462725709824


    For a work attempting to tackle difficult, even intractable, subjects, Facing Reality is surprisingly spare. At a mere 168 pages, it is considerably shorter than the 500-plus pages of Murray’s previous book, Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class. That’s because there are only two big ideas being forwarded: that different races in America “have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability.” That’s it. Though there is more reasoning and analysis between the covers, the whole work rests on these two pillars.

    But why read a book on this topic when you can discover these facts within a few minutes? Tables on SAT scores by race are available in the Journal of Blacks In Higher Education, which pointed out in 2005 that “whites were more than seven times as likely as blacks to score 700 or above on the verbal SAT.” Wikipedia, meanwhile, has an entry entitled “Race and Crime in the United States,” which plainly states that a bit over 50 percent of victims and offenders in homicides are African American. The same website tells us that African Americans are about 13 percent of America’s population. Would you also be surprised to face the reality that the perpetrators of homicides are overwhelmingly young and male as well? These dots are there for anyone to connect if they like.

    And yet very few choose to do so. Indeed, the failure—refusal, even—to connect the dots has become a vaunted feature, not a bug, of 2021’s regnant culture. Acknowledging unambiguous patterns of this kind will often result in the rebuke that some beliefs are divine mysteries, to be accepted on faith rather than analyzed more deeply.
     
    , @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/1421073352886718468

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  128. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    But, don’t be mean to strangers who didn’t do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn’t do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian.  Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me for nothing more than me existing and doing better than them.  Who teaches them to do this is irrelevant; they deserve blame, scorn and hatred for doing it… as do their evil, contemptible teachers.

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Mr. Rational


    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian. Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me
     
    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains. Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @res, @Paperback Writer, @Mr. Rational

  129. CRT and 1619 project are the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion for Black People.

  130. @Michelle
    Maybe he believes, wrongly, that all this madness will end, if we just pony up. As I have pointed out, time after time, most Black people in America, are descendants of slave owners, and the worst of the worst, plantation overseers. Maybe that is why Blacks have issues. They are, after all the blood heirs of really bad sadistic white people. Their mixed blood is tainted with white evil. They should pay themselves reparations, because their ancestors owned and raped slaves.

    Replies: @Elli

    So blacks are the descendants of white slave owners. That suggests the argument: blacks are the abused and disinherited children who made their wicked father rich and received nothing. Their white brothers and sisters ought to share their inheritance, for justice and honor.

    Yes, there are rebuttals in abundance.

    • Replies: @Michelle
    @Elli

    No, not really, they just need to suck it up.

  131. Sure, I’ll pay reparations. But it will be exactly offset by the transportation fee they must pay me for having brought their ancestors to the most prosperous nation on earth.

    And as others have noted, why are American whites the standard of wealth that descendants of slaves must be compared to, as opposed to actual Africans who descended from those NOT brought to America?

  132. Perhaps Mr French will write about his taking out HIS wallet and helping some blacks. He is the classic limousine liberal, trying to spend Other People’s Money to make HIM feel better.

    Mr French, spending Other People’s Money won’t get you into Heaven.

    Sic of Orcs is on target. Should we give blacks ‘reparations’ (sic), they will spend it. Then they’ll be pathetic again. Giving them ‘reparations’ is giving them a fish.

    I think the conservative solution is to give blacks trillions of dollars of Confederate money.

  133. Does David French have a constituency apart from being the totalitarian left’s pet ‘conservative?’

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Trump's approval ratings at the end of 2019 (~92% among self-identified Republicans) were the same recorded for Richard Nixon in 1972, Ronald Reagan in 1984, and George W Bush in 2004. You always have at least a single-digit minority who is discontented and who are so for all kinds of reasons. The 'NeverTrump' electorate would be a fraction of this. There is no popular NeverTrump constituency. It's all political professionals of one sort or another.

    The closest to a kindred spirit French had in the evangelical world was Russell Moore, who was a functionary of the Southern Baptist Convention now decamped to some other NGO. The two men are near contemporaries. Note about Moore: he hasn't been a working minister in 20 years and it's a reasonable wager he was part-time during the six years he had a congregational appointment.

  134. @Steve Sailer
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held October 10-24, 1964.

    The 1988 Seoul Olympics were 17 September to 2 October 1988.

    The 2000 Sydney Olympics were 15 September to 1 October 2000.

    They pretty much now schedule the Olympics during the dog days of summer so NBC can avoid going head to head with the NFL.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @The Last Real Calvinist

    And here’s a relevant follow-up story on the Tokyo weather:

    Japan’s Olympic organizers lied about its weather, and now athletes are paying the price

    For people who haven’t been to east Asia in high summer, it’s hard to overstate how awful the heat/humidity combo really is. The worst part is that it really doesn’t cool off overnight much at all. And if, as the article suggests, some events have been held with temperatures in the high 90s with a dewpoint in the mid-70s, then that’s a heat index of 110-115. That is dangerously stressful just to be outdoors walking around in, much less trying to compete athletically at peak effort.

  135. @notsaying
    @kaganovitch

    Which sure brings up the question about why the Summer Games were given to Tokyo.

    Everybody had internet who was involved with that decision and all the Olympic Committees of countries who send athletes. Everybody sends their people to the Summer Games, a lot do not to the Winter Games. I can't understand why this was done.

    Replies: @Paco Wové, @kaganovitch

    No one cares.

  136. David French is fully capable of writing “The Conservative Case for . . .
    . . . Bestiality”
    . . . Pedophilia”
    . . . Human sacrifice”
    . . . Cannibalism”
    . . . Necrophilia”
    . . . Sadism, Satanism, Sodomy and Sorcery”

    But he will never write “The Conservative Case for . . .
    . . . Taxing Billionaires”
    . . . Regulating Wall Street”
    . . . Ending Foreign Aid to Israel”

    • Agree: Gaius Gracchus
  137. @Hi There
    @Thomas


    But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old.
     
    You can't deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence. I think they are losing that. That might be my bubble, but it's becoming more obvious that David French is dishonest, he's manipulating Republican voters, and he doesn't have their interest, or even any principles at heart. He's a leftist who is paid to frustrate, fragment, and confuse the right.

    Replies: @Curle, @Mr. Anon, @Wade Hampton

    You have to wonder whom the National Review even considers to be its readership anymore. The staff of The New Republic?

  138. David French: the Conservative Case for CRT and Reparations

    Within not too long, I am anticipating these articles from David French:

    The Conservative Case for Drug-Fueled Gay Bathhouse Orgies.

    The Conservative Case for Ritual Satanic Human Sacrifice.

  139. Sorry, Calvin, I just don’t see how you can lie about public knowledge. It isn’t sales puffery if it can be checked. If the IOC was fooled, they wanted to be.

  140. @Steve Sailer
    @Blubb

    That I am.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @MEH 0910

    Covid is the boomers’ last big middle finger to younger generations, especially school kids.

    Actually, destroying Medicare and Medicaid (via long-term care costs) will be their last poke in our eye, but those were created before their time. Covid restrictions, which have been pure evil for kids, are 100% boomer.

    No planting trees under which they won’t feel the shade for boomers. In fact, let’s cut down our current trees so they can have a better view from their expensive homes.

    • Replies: @Curle
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    “ Covid restrictions, which have been pure evil for kids, are 100% boomer.”

    Because political support for Covid politicians is 100% “Boomer” as you put it? Don’t obsess over sloppy and mostly imaginary correlations. Not a good look.

  141. David French is an irritant, but he’s a familiar lapdog sort of irritant. There are bigger irritants, such as Mike Cernovich, who I guess is trying to be iconoclastic, or maybe just contrarian, when he says things like this:

    “Trump’s supporters are being held without bail, he could have mass pardoned every non-violent offender and didn’t, because he wanted to avoid being convicted and removed.”

    • Replies: @Random Anonymous
    @Thirdtwin

    How is that incorrect?

  142. @Desiderius
    @kaganovitch

    He's no friend.

    He's the Derp State's Ahmed Chalabi for their domestic War on Terror. He truly has convinced them they'll be welcomed as liberators if they can overthrow all the white supremacists.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Well put.

  143. These Evangelical idiots have never been able to grasp that America isn’t the church and the church isn’t America, and that Biblical instructions intended for the internal governance of the church have nothing to do with social policy in a secular republic. Stupid twits.

  144. So like what species of filthy fucking cockroach is David French?

    • Replies: @War for Blair Mountain
    @War for Blair Mountain

    David French=post-nuclear WW3 rule by the blataria…..

  145. He hasn’t practiced law since 2005, bar one year as an Army JAG. This man’s income was derived from an inflated salary courtesy National Review‘s donors. Richard Lowry evidently came to the conclusion that NeverTrump obsessives like Jonah Goldberg and French were a liability and thus expendable. It’s a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark. He’s a shill. (It’s a reasonable wager that National Review has also lost its independence).

    Note also, French is a lawyer. He not a quantitative thinker. He’s also an evangelical oddball; it’s a reasonable inference that he hasn’t a clue about what makes ordinary people tick, and that includes ordinary evangelicals. His own life has worked out passably enough in part because he happened upon a woman who is as peculiar as he is.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Art Deco

    (It’s a reasonable wager that National Review has also lost its independence).

    NR used to be a paper magazine that relied heavily on subscriptions and to some degree on physical newsstand sales. Newsstands are largely gone, and NR has been funded for a number of years by a foundation of some sort. Relatives of mine who canceled their subscriptions 5+ years ago still get fundraising appeals in the mail from NR. Not subscription offers, fundraising appeals. I do not know the nature of the foundation, but it is surely private.

    It would appear the independence went away well prior to the 2016 election. A cynic would suggest NR was never actually independent, given the known CIA connections to Buckley, but that becomes a whole different rabbit trail I'm not interested in running.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Art Deco


    It’s a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark.
     
    Who is financing the Bulwark? Everything about the Dispatch (where Goldberg and French currently write) smells like controlled opposition.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Gaius Gracchus, @Art Deco

    , @Tony massey
    @Art Deco

    A good friend of mine i grew up with is indeed a quantitative thinker(and a technical one at that in a fairly difficult line of work) and he's a really great guy. He always has been.
    His family are each and everyone right down to his almost grown sons(and everyone on the in-law side) evangelical Christians of not the absolute worst variety but they're up there. I've accepted his invitation to his church before. It was spooky but i suppose they are harmless...to themselves. I think. Others I'm not so sure about but they are a very closed off community.
    He's the quantitative thinking David have chutzpah will travel French.
    They're out there. More than just him.
    What ya do?

  146. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    don’t be mean to strangers who didn’t do anything to you

    It’s not that simple.

    We need public policy that is mean to strangers — keeps them out of our country; cuts off their grift check.

    Kum Ba Yah is not a good long term strategy.

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @bomag


    We need public policy that is mean to strangers — keeps them out of our country; cuts off their grift check.
     
    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.

    Kum Ba Yah is not a good long term strategy.
     
    Putting your own interests first, living a good fulfilling life, and being grateful for it, is the good strategy.

    Replies: @West reanimator, @res

  147. @al gore rhythms
    Two questions for David French:

    do reparations include payments to African immigrants and their descendants, and if so does it make sense for whites to support an endless flood of people to whom they will owe money in the future--isn't the 'good for the economy' argument out of the window?

    If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren't enough, what would you propose as the next step?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren’t enough, what would you propose as the next step?

    To riff on our Founding Fathers : “No reparations without deportations.”

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @kaganovitch

    "If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren’t enough,...

    And you can pretty much bet the farm that is EXACTLY what's going to happen. And you won't have to look too far into the future either.

    , @AnotherDad
    @kaganovitch


    To riff on our Founding Fathers : “No reparations without deportations.”
     
    This is exactly it.

    Answer "Reparations!" with "Sure, we'll pay you your share of your ancestor being dragged here ... but you have to give back what you got out of the deal--living in with the prosperity and freedom white people created and built in America".

    The effective response to all minoritarian nonsense is some variation on: "Ok, then let's separate".

    It neatly debunks the "oppression" narrative and cuts right to the heart of the minoritarian grift--the right to loot white nations, white people.
  148. @Nathan
    1. I think Native Americans' median household income is significantly lower than African Americans. And the federal government's historical relations with the Tribes provides a far more convincing case for reparations than other claims...

    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Prester John

    Can’t speak to #2. As to #1? Home run!

  149. @notsaying
    @kaganovitch

    Which sure brings up the question about why the Summer Games were given to Tokyo.

    Everybody had internet who was involved with that decision and all the Olympic Committees of countries who send athletes. Everybody sends their people to the Summer Games, a lot do not to the Winter Games. I can't understand why this was done.

    Replies: @Paco Wové, @kaganovitch

    I can’t understand why this was done.

    Well the IOC combines the worst of Davos man with the cozy structure of a banana republic. The results are about what you would expect..

    https://www.britannica.com/sports/Olympic-Games/Corruption

  150. @kaganovitch
    @al gore rhythms

    If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren’t enough, what would you propose as the next step?

    To riff on our Founding Fathers : "No reparations without deportations."

    Replies: @Prester John, @AnotherDad

    “If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren’t enough,…

    And you can pretty much bet the farm that is EXACTLY what’s going to happen. And you won’t have to look too far into the future either.

  151. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, it's all TV.

    This article from Reuters is remarkably forthright about the whole issue. It's just follow-the-money:

    Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

    It's indeed the NFL and MLB playoffs/World Series, plus Euro soccer:


    In September or October, the Olympics would have to compete for viewers’ attention against other events, such as the start of the NFL American football season, Major League Baseball playoffs in the United States and the early months of the soccer season in Europe.

     

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @Barnard

    I used to like watching the Olympics in order to see more obscure stuff like field events, fencing, weightlifting etc. Now, as you say, it’s all about the eyeball count.

    Fortunately, lots of people agree with me that it’s fun to watch healthy women with normal builds engaged in precision teamwork, so the networks still show women’s curling when they’re not showing the numerous competitions for World’s Greatest Princess, World’s Greatest Ballroom Dancers (on Ice) etc.

    Ski jumping used to be cool to watch but the evolution of equipment, technique, and the athletes’ physiologies have made it pretty bland.

  152. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, it's all TV.

    This article from Reuters is remarkably forthright about the whole issue. It's just follow-the-money:

    Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

    It's indeed the NFL and MLB playoffs/World Series, plus Euro soccer:


    In September or October, the Olympics would have to compete for viewers’ attention against other events, such as the start of the NFL American football season, Major League Baseball playoffs in the United States and the early months of the soccer season in Europe.

     

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @Barnard

    Assuming they ever happen, I was surprised to see they scheduled the 2032 games in Brisbane for these same dates. You would know better than I would, but it seems like they are really taking risks with weather on outdoor sports during that time.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Barnard


    Assuming they ever happen, I was surprised to see they scheduled the 2032 games in Brisbane for these same dates. You would know better than I would, but it seems like they are really taking risks with weather on outdoor sports during that time.

     

    No, I don't think so. Brisbane is subtropical, and since the 2032 games are scheduled for mid-winter there, it should be really pleasant. I looked up the average temperatures for Brisbane at that time of year, and on average it's a low of about 50 with a high of around 70. Sounds good to me.
  153. anon[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    He hasn't practiced law since 2005, bar one year as an Army JAG. This man's income was derived from an inflated salary courtesy National Review's donors. Richard Lowry evidently came to the conclusion that NeverTrump obsessives like Jonah Goldberg and French were a liability and thus expendable. It's a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark. He's a shill. (It's a reasonable wager that National Review has also lost its independence).

    Note also, French is a lawyer. He not a quantitative thinker. He's also an evangelical oddball; it's a reasonable inference that he hasn't a clue about what makes ordinary people tick, and that includes ordinary evangelicals. His own life has worked out passably enough in part because he happened upon a woman who is as peculiar as he is.

    Replies: @anon, @Hypnotoad666, @Tony massey

    (It’s a reasonable wager that National Review has also lost its independence).

    NR used to be a paper magazine that relied heavily on subscriptions and to some degree on physical newsstand sales. Newsstands are largely gone, and NR has been funded for a number of years by a foundation of some sort. Relatives of mine who canceled their subscriptions 5+ years ago still get fundraising appeals in the mail from NR. Not subscription offers, fundraising appeals. I do not know the nature of the foundation, but it is surely private.

    It would appear the independence went away well prior to the 2016 election. A cynic would suggest NR was never actually independent, given the known CIA connections to Buckley, but that becomes a whole different rabbit trail I’m not interested in running.

  154. @Hypnotoad666
    @Hi There


    You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.
     
    Unfortunately, your "it's impolite to criticize blacks" attitude is exactly what causes the whole problem to begin with. The woketards say: "blacks earn less than whites; so America can't be a meritocracy; so America must be systemically racist; so shut up and we'll take your stuff to make it even."

    Black capabilities have everything "to do with it." But polite whites have no response because that would require actually telling the truth that the system is fine but blacks don't have equal 'merit.' As long as you observe the social taboo against truthfully criticizing black abilities, they win by default. That's their plan. They need and are counting on people like you. Politeness kills.

    Replies: @Hi There

    The woketards say: “blacks earn less than whites; so America can’t be a meritocracy; so America must be systemically racist; so shut up and we’ll take your stuff to make it even.”

    I agree with this sentence entirely. The “woketards”, as you say, are being mean to you, and people like you. Tell them to kick rocks. Yell at them, insult them. Or engage in more serious political (peaceful) push back.

    But some random black guy, just walking down the street, who didn’t do anything to you, doesn’t deserve your criticism or retaliation back from what the “woketards” did.

    If the woketards say, “handicapped people can’t walk, you can walk, this is your fault, I’m going to shame you and your children in public schools, push you out of higher ed, and take your stuff…”. That’s not some handicapped guys fault. The correct response is, “I’m sincerely sorry to hear handicapped people can’t walk, if I could snap my fingers and fix their problems, I would, but I can’t. Also, it’s not my fault. I have my own life to live, and if you want to take my stuff and shame me, well I’m going to have to ask you to leave.” The wrong response is mocking handicap people, or blaming them for their situation. And maybe some handicapped people are at fault for their condition, maybe not, but it’s not your place to make it worse. It is your place to stop woketard types from blaming the ills of the world on you and taking your money.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Hi There

    You're right of course about insulting individuals for things they can't control. That is just being a d*ck for no reason.

    But that is still very different from pointing out in a policy debate that average group differences in ability may explain differences in average group outcomes. It is undoubtedly a challenge for people to think in terms of Bayesian probabilities, averages, distributions, and tendencies, rather than just projecting stereotypes onto all members of a group. But getting over that is part of being rational.

    Recognizing differences in group averages doesn't change any particular individual's characteristics and shouldn't be seen as a form of "shaming." Asians and Ashkenazi Jews have higher average IQ scores than my ethnic group, for example, but I don't lay awake at night feeling "shame" about this data.

    So I'd say you have a fair point, but it just shouldn't be taken so far that group differences are inadmissible in policy debates where they are directly relevant.

  155. Watch them. Or better yet don’t.

    Join, or die.

    • Thanks: JackOH
  156. • Replies: @Desiderius
    @MEH 0910

    When Dick is good he’s very good.

  157. @Art Deco
    He hasn't practiced law since 2005, bar one year as an Army JAG. This man's income was derived from an inflated salary courtesy National Review's donors. Richard Lowry evidently came to the conclusion that NeverTrump obsessives like Jonah Goldberg and French were a liability and thus expendable. It's a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark. He's a shill. (It's a reasonable wager that National Review has also lost its independence).

    Note also, French is a lawyer. He not a quantitative thinker. He's also an evangelical oddball; it's a reasonable inference that he hasn't a clue about what makes ordinary people tick, and that includes ordinary evangelicals. His own life has worked out passably enough in part because he happened upon a woman who is as peculiar as he is.

    Replies: @anon, @Hypnotoad666, @Tony massey

    It’s a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark.

    Who is financing the Bulwark? Everything about the Dispatch (where Goldberg and French currently write) smells like controlled opposition.

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Hypnotoad666


    Who is financing the Bulwark? Everything about the Dispatch (where Goldberg and French currently write) smells like controlled opposition.
     
    Yes, I presume the people financing Bulwark and Dispatch are looking to frustrate, confuse, and undermine Republicans. I imagine the groups that fund underhanded political ventures, don't want to be known. As a Republican, I'd like to see Republicans more aware and on guard for this kind of fake-Republican behavior.
    , @Gaius Gracchus
    @Hypnotoad666

    American RINO oligarchs want to control the country and French is their willing tool. He is controlled opposition all the way down.

    I keep debating with myself whether French is just a hypocritical grifter or clueless and now embrace the wonderful idea of "both".

    , @Art Deco
    @Hypnotoad666

    The patron of The Bulwark is Pierre Omidyar.

    National Review Institute is supposedly getting a mess of tech money now. It appears they called in their chits and had Messrs. Lowry and Cooke replaced with Ponnuru and Klein. Ponnuru and Klein both NeverTrump diehards.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  158. @Roger
    Is it possible that French does not realize how offensive he is?

    He imports a child from Ethiopia, and he accuses everyone else of abusing Blacks.

    He claims to be a Christian, but his religious argument is based entirely on Jewish stories in the Old Testament.

    And now he wants us to pay for his kooky theological beliefs.

    If he really wants to atone for the sins of our ancestors, he could stop importing Africans.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Tlotsi, @Abe

    He wants to atone for our sins because he can’t bear to face his own. Trump was nominated to give the French Davidians like Kristol, McCain, Cheney, Bush and their people some time in the wilderness for some soul-searching.

    Instead they clung to power, defied the electorate twice, and are now terrorizing anyone who stands in their way in cahoots with people who’d rather there be no countries at all.

    Imagine. Absalom, Absalom.

  159. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1419326519952887809

    Replies: @Desiderius

    When Dick is good he’s very good.

  160. @War for Blair Mountain
    So like what species of filthy fucking cockroach is David French?

    Replies: @War for Blair Mountain

    David French=post-nuclear WW3 rule by the blataria…..

  161. @Hypnotoad666
    @Art Deco


    It’s a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark.
     
    Who is financing the Bulwark? Everything about the Dispatch (where Goldberg and French currently write) smells like controlled opposition.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Gaius Gracchus, @Art Deco

    Who is financing the Bulwark? Everything about the Dispatch (where Goldberg and French currently write) smells like controlled opposition.

    Yes, I presume the people financing Bulwark and Dispatch are looking to frustrate, confuse, and undermine Republicans. I imagine the groups that fund underhanded political ventures, don’t want to be known. As a Republican, I’d like to see Republicans more aware and on guard for this kind of fake-Republican behavior.

  162. Institutions change, David French, they change constantly in fact.

  163. @Hi There
    @Robert Dolan


    We owe them NOTHING.

    French is a wacko.
     
    We owe who nothing? Black people? Africans? We owe strangers of any race, basic kindness. We don't owe strangers sacrifice and suffering, but we do owe them basic kindness. Put your own interests first, yes, even white people. But be kind to others. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it. If you buy service from strangers, you owe them kindness, regardless of race. If you sell your service to an employer, you owe them kindness regardless of race.

    French is trying to confuse, demotivate, and frustrate Republican voters. Republican voters should not trust French nor National Review nor The Bulwark. Republicans should get pundits who actually care about them and their needs and their lives.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Curmudgeon, @Bill Jones

    @25 Hi There: What pabulum. Jesus wasn’t/isn’t “kind.” He is just and righteous. Your “kindness” is obviously another word for ‘nice,’ which originally meant foolish and now means amiably pleasant. This is childish and naive in the age of tribal demographics. Basic, minimal Western courtesy is more than sufficient.

    • Thanks: Bill Jones
  164. anon[338] • Disclaimer says:
    @Che Blutarsky
    We are about six months away from Mr. French penning an essay on why the conservative position should be for the Redneck Genocide.

    Replies: @David In TN, @anon

    Seriously, it is not a gigantic step from David French’s emotional argument for CRT / Reparations to an amped up emotional argument for extermination of white people. It is a big step, or perhaps two big steps, but it’s not gigantic to move from this rhetoric to something more overtly exterminationist.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @anon

    Seriously, it is not a gigantic step from David French’s emotional argument for CRT / Reparations to an amped up emotional argument for extermination of white people. It is a big step, or perhaps two big steps, but it’s not gigantic to move from this rhetoric to something more overtly exterminationist.

    White people not only ruined Wakanda but the entire world. You see it would have been on big Evangelical praise session if not for White people.

    We need to teach White kids at a young age that their ancestors ruined Wakanda. Through guilt and emotionalism they can learn history.

    David French should take a stand on reparations.

    He should apologize profusely for preventing Africans from developing the Pythagorean theorem on their own. To make amends he should offer his wife to a pygmy tribe for reparations.

    I support you David French. Go forth and unlock the God bless-ed European within the African. Show those nasty Trump supporters that you are a Good White Person and fully believe everything that the establishment tells you is Real and True Science(tm).

  165. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    @30 Hi There: Speaking the truth in an age of lying and madness is not ‘meanness.’ Acknowledging; nay; Trumpeting the truth about genetics and race and all that such impacts (IQ, future time orientation, violent impulses, character, etc.) is not ‘mean.’ Reality merely is. And French is going out of his way to cause irreparable harm to White people out of spite, in the name of his faux churchian faith and ‘his’ pretend ‘daughter,’ a child of an alien and distant people that he and his wife went out of their way to adopt. He never mentions is biological White children; they don’t fit his narrative.

    A POX on French and mealy-mouthed apologists like you.

  166. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Everyone is entitled to his religious beliefs. I respect that. But the law of the US is based on the Constitution, not the 10 Commandments. And for good reason. Humanity has made a lot of progress in the intervening millennia, a lot of it driven by the USA. It’s ironic, to say the least, for Mr. French to use a society where slavery was legal (Old Testament Israel) to make a point about remedies for racism in the 21st Century US.

    So why is Mr. French basing arguments about CRT on the Bible? Because CRT, reparations, etc. don’t stand up to the Constitution. That’s not an insurmountable problem for the Woke. Amend the Constitution. It’s been done before to remedy injustices against blacks and women. Of course rather than doing the hard work that, for example, the Suffragettes did, the Woke would just prefer for everything so be accomplished by judicial and executive fiat. That’s the real problem.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Forbes, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    @31 NJ Transit Commuter: Your magic constitution is merely worthless words on paper, as well as any and all laws. The law of a people is a function of the culture and character of a people. Change the people and you change the culture and invalidate their understanding and practice of ‘law.’ That happened in Numerica decades ago (Juice, blacks, etc. ad nauseam). And as far as “suffragettes’ doing “hard work,” they openly defied centuries of proof that women are ill-suited, at best, to most adult and public pursuits. Feminism has destroyed the traditional family and continues to contest and denigrate the natural role of men as leaders. Anyone holding the suffragettes in high regard is not fit to be called a man, nor even a pitiful conservative, let alone a genuine Man of the Right.

  167. @anonymous
    There is an alt-right case for reparations. Blacks are fellow Americans and are not on average able to compete in the job market. But they should also have stable middle-class-orientated communities. That requires government agencies hire based on affirmative action and direct payment reparations of $1,000 per month per black person.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @guest

    That’s the David French case for reparations, the alt-right case is separation not reparation. Did you just call David French an alt-righter? He’s not going to be too happy about that.

  168. Don’t know if you’ve heard of this guy, but apparently Emmett Till was a black kid that got lynched in 1955, and there’s new article about the event: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/09/barn-emmett-till-murder/619493/

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @TelfoedJohn

    Don’t know if you’ve heard of this guy, but apparently Emmett Till was a black kid that got lynched in 1955, and there’s new article about the event:

    Why has this been hidden from the American People? Congress should hold hearings to get to the bottom of this!

  169. res says:
    @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    It’s a rebuttal to the argument that blames black violence, poverty, and dysfunction all on whites. It’s rather important to our current political discussion.

    If you feel that defending against such malicious attacks is unimportant then you’ve come to the wrong blog.
     
    David French, Randi Weingarten, Joy Reid, Kamala Harris: they are being mean to you. You have the moral high ground in resenting them and pushing back.

    Random black people not involved in this debate, didn't do anything wrong as far as this goes, and they don't deserve retaliation. They deserve the base level of kindness that you should give to any stranger.

    You should defend yourself, especially when people are being mean to you. And people are being mean to you. You shouldn't take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @res

    You should defend yourself, especially when people are being mean to you. And people are being mean to you. You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.

    I agree with that comment. Although it is hard not to lash out on occasion when, for example, presented with whites being blamed for black violence. How exactly do you reply to that in a way which does not contain criticism of blacks?

    But in this case, let’s return to Wilkey’s original 5 (well, actually 6) points.

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by “centuries of racist harm.” See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better – on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy – than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites – which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of “systemic racism” – please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.

    You gave this partial quote of 1 and then objected.

    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries…

    I think there is a line between observing a group is not doing well and criticizing that group. A line which you failed to observe responding to Wilkey.

    Also, as a description of the black side of race relations in the US, I think this is rather far off.

    You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.

    Yes for individuals, but we are talking about the group here. And US blacks as a group are hardly passive observers in all of this.

    To my mind your argument is getting into the territory of considering observations of reality (e.g. relative crime rates) to be “racist.” I detest that characteristic of our society which is why I am reacting so strongly to your series of comments. If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn’t even allowed to give factual responses like Wilkey’s for fear of hurting someone’s feelings (what about the feelings of the people who are being lied to and about, BTW?) then what kind of society is that?

    • Agree: West reanimator
    • Replies: @Hi There
    @res


    I agree with that comment. Although it is hard not to lash out on occasion when, for example, presented with whites being blamed for black violence. How exactly do you reply to that in a way which does not contain criticism of blacks?

     

    How? Easily. Say: these ills of the world are not my fault, don't take it out on me, I'm acting peacefully in the interests of myself, my family, and my friends, and I'm not interested in a guilt trip or giving money or political leverage to those who guilt me. At no point in defending ourselves from political guilt trips is criticizing black people necessary or even helpful.


    To my mind your argument is getting into the territory of considering observations of reality (e.g. relative crime rates) to be “racist.” I detest that characteristic of our society which is why I am reacting so strongly to your series of comments.
     
    Mentioning positive observations of reality is usually fine: your racial group smells nice. Your racial group performs well at XYZ. They have these positive traits.

    Mentioning negative observations of reality is usually not: your racial group smells bad, Your racial group performs below average at XYZ. They have these negative traits.

    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It's real, but it's bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered "racist".

    If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn’t even allowed to give factual responses
     
    Politics is loaded with lies. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is.

    Replies: @bomag, @res

  170. dude finally went full shabbos goy.

  171. @Hypnotoad666
    @Art Deco


    It’s a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark.
     
    Who is financing the Bulwark? Everything about the Dispatch (where Goldberg and French currently write) smells like controlled opposition.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Gaius Gracchus, @Art Deco

    American RINO oligarchs want to control the country and French is their willing tool. He is controlled opposition all the way down.

    I keep debating with myself whether French is just a hypocritical grifter or clueless and now embrace the wonderful idea of “both”.

  172. Soon : “Caitlyn Jenner, the Conservative Case for a Transexual GOP Governor”

  173. @TruthRevolution.net
    @vhrm

    Exactly. Race realist truth is taboo. Covering up black failure is a noble lie. Conservatives like Richard Nixon believed that racist truths must be hidden from the populace.

    Lying, or misleading conservatives are useless.

    False beliefs breed false decisions. Radical truth, full disclosure of whole truth, intolerance for gag orders, that is the way. Read our site!

    The truth is "racist"!

    Replies: @Curle, @Mike_from_SGV, @Tlotsi

    The truth is also sexist, anti-semitic, and homophobic.

  174. @AnotherDad
    @Nathan


    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.
     
    We need some pithy name for these "Christian" cuckservatives. (All i could think of was "Bush league". "Bushies?" "Bushy Christians"?)


    Two points:

    -- It is not Christian to harm the interests of your community, in order virtue signal.
    When you drag some kid from Uganda, you are virtue signaling at the expense of the interests of all your neighbors, the kid's classmates, the taxpayers, all future Americans' interests--posterity.

    But more importantly:

    -- The actual purpose of religion--the reason it exists in some form in basically every society--is to provide guidance/reinforcement on the society's social norms that allow people to live useful productive lives and to live together as a society, and to enhance social solidarity ... all to reproduce the society/its norms and religion in the next generation.

    Christianity could be spot on true and correct.... but if it does not aid/encourage the reproduction of the civilization carrying it ... it is a dead end. God collects a few generations of saved souls, but Christianity is gone superseded by some religions that actually reproduce their civilization here on good old planet earth.

    French believes in a faux "Christianity" that is apparently too "high-minded"--i.e. cucked--to bother with protecting and reproducing the Western Christian civilization that is carrying it. It's not a religion but some weird death cult.

    ~~

    Most of the policies minoritarianism pushes and propagandizes are hostile to reproduction--specifically the reproduction of the majority, its nation and civilization. That's hardly surprising, minoritarianism is hostile to the majority, so obviously not in the corner for reproducing it.

    But it takes a pretty damn confused "Christian" to be against reproducing his own civilization.

    Replies: @CCG, @J1234

    “Churchianity” is the word you’re looking for:
    https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/08/mailvox-what-is-churchianity.html?m=1

  175. @John Milton's Ghost
    At this point French is just trolling anyone who has a conservative bone left in his body. He gets off on criticism from the right and depends on left media to label him "conservative" in their house publications. As difficult as it is everyone needs to completely ignore him to starve him of an audience.

    Replies: @Forbes

    Ignore him completely. His mission is to convert those nominally conservative (personality, outlook, disposition, sentiment, habits, et al.) to traits at cross-purpose to one’s own innate self-knowledge. It’s the same do-as-you’re-told attitude of the woke-left.

    There’s nothing conservative about lecturing others about “what they must do.”

  176. @Mike Tre
    OT - Steve, nothing to say about the massive street protests regarding the latest lockdowns in England, France, and Australia? Perhaps something about eggs and omelets? Or "let's get this darn freedom thing - oops, I meant to say pandemic - over with? Or since you consider pro pandemic people to be the "smart ones," these must just all be the dumb ones, right? Perhaps the police should just start shooting them in the name of eugenics.

    And speaking of police, I am genuinely shocked that so many of them can even drum up the nerve to report to work and defend these totalitarian policies. The pensions must be out of this world.

    Replies: @anon, @J.Ross, @Blubb, @Forbes

    The pensions must be out of this world.

    They are.

    I what other job can you retire after 20 years, having saved the equivalent of $50,000 a year for 20 years?

  177. @Roger
    Is it possible that French does not realize how offensive he is?

    He imports a child from Ethiopia, and he accuses everyone else of abusing Blacks.

    He claims to be a Christian, but his religious argument is based entirely on Jewish stories in the Old Testament.

    And now he wants us to pay for his kooky theological beliefs.

    If he really wants to atone for the sins of our ancestors, he could stop importing Africans.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Tlotsi, @Abe

    Actually, if wants to atone for his sins, he should kill himself.

  178. @kaganovitch
    Is there a bigger tool than Vichy French? What exactly isn't he willing to make "the Conservative case™" for? The conservative case for Transgender surgery for teenagers? The conservative case for third trimester abortion on demand? With 'friends' like that, who needs enemies?

    Replies: @anon, @Desiderius, @Tono Bungay

    I think your point is silly. Hasn’t French been a consistent opponent of abortion?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Tono Bungay

    I think your point is silly. Hasn’t French been a consistent opponent of abortion?

    Yes, he has been. That's my point. The never Trumper, true Conservatives™ such as Will, Goldberg, French, Kristol etc. keep finding strange new respect for every policy proposal they have been against their whole career just so long as Trump is against it. There is little reason to think his supposedly deeply held anti-abortion beliefs are any more solid than the rest of his 'principles'.

  179. Observations:

    1. It pains me to say this, but Christianity is pretty much guaranteed cuckery. Cuckery on a massive scale. It does not help that Christ was not a warrior like Mohammed and did not cut off heads left and right like Mohammed. In many ways Christianity is just one giant suicide cult, and that is far worse among Protestants. At least Catholics have direct experience in the corrupt fallibility of the Church and so distrust it innately in many matters.

    2. Reparations can only work with a tax on Whites. It along with the calls getting louder now for White kids to be prevented from going to college are the start of the civil war. People fight wars over money. Over their kids? Its a mega war for most. Munchausen by proxy virtue signalers excepted, there are always a few freaks.

    3. No one likes or admires a cuck. A cuck is a cuck and French is a cuck. All attempts at pushing cuckery generate innate male disgust. It also makes women whores. And no one likes or respects a whore.

    4. There remains the possibility of either Cloward-Piven, every White dude “discovers” he is black, given his affinity for fried chicken, sportsball, rap music, etc. and claims he’s a proud black man, give me that money. Or an angry, affronted White identity now willing to fight. Not sure which way this will go. I think I will bet on the latter. There are many, many millions of White men angry at blacks and women for: A. destruction of all their heroes: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Captain Picard, Captain Kirk, Indiana Jones (upcoming), B. Their vastly reduced station and possibilities compared to their parents and what they see in old movies and TV (like from the 1980s), C. Destruction of White men in statues, in video games, in every little thing they like and love and the demand they bow and scrape before both black and women. In that sense Kathleen Kennedy and the like have been radicalizers far in excess of anything else.

    Yeah, tell White men they have to pay a White Tax and their kids can no longer go to College, blacks only. YEah that will never backfire.

  180. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Everyone is entitled to his religious beliefs. I respect that. But the law of the US is based on the Constitution, not the 10 Commandments. And for good reason. Humanity has made a lot of progress in the intervening millennia, a lot of it driven by the USA. It’s ironic, to say the least, for Mr. French to use a society where slavery was legal (Old Testament Israel) to make a point about remedies for racism in the 21st Century US.

    So why is Mr. French basing arguments about CRT on the Bible? Because CRT, reparations, etc. don’t stand up to the Constitution. That’s not an insurmountable problem for the Woke. Amend the Constitution. It’s been done before to remedy injustices against blacks and women. Of course rather than doing the hard work that, for example, the Suffragettes did, the Woke would just prefer for everything so be accomplished by judicial and executive fiat. That’s the real problem.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Forbes, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    Bingo!

  181. anonymous[103] • Disclaimer says:

    A deal is a deal. Be honorable men and follow through on Sherman’s Field Order No. 15.

    • Troll: Nicholas Stix
  182. @Hypnotoad666
    @Art Deco


    It’s a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark.
     
    Who is financing the Bulwark? Everything about the Dispatch (where Goldberg and French currently write) smells like controlled opposition.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Gaius Gracchus, @Art Deco

    The patron of The Bulwark is Pierre Omidyar.

    National Review Institute is supposedly getting a mess of tech money now. It appears they called in their chits and had Messrs. Lowry and Cooke replaced with Ponnuru and Klein. Ponnuru and Klein both NeverTrump diehards.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Art Deco


    The patron of The Bulwark is Pierre Omidyar

     

    Very Interesting. He's the guy who owns The Intercept, which Glenn Greenwald quit when they tried to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.

    Another creepy phenomenon is that some cabal is paying for all these phony astroturf "fact check" sites that do nothing but rate the party line as "true" and everything else as "misleading."
  183. @AnotherDad
    @Nathan


    2. David French is an evil man. A false conservative and a false Christian.
     
    We need some pithy name for these "Christian" cuckservatives. (All i could think of was "Bush league". "Bushies?" "Bushy Christians"?)


    Two points:

    -- It is not Christian to harm the interests of your community, in order virtue signal.
    When you drag some kid from Uganda, you are virtue signaling at the expense of the interests of all your neighbors, the kid's classmates, the taxpayers, all future Americans' interests--posterity.

    But more importantly:

    -- The actual purpose of religion--the reason it exists in some form in basically every society--is to provide guidance/reinforcement on the society's social norms that allow people to live useful productive lives and to live together as a society, and to enhance social solidarity ... all to reproduce the society/its norms and religion in the next generation.

    Christianity could be spot on true and correct.... but if it does not aid/encourage the reproduction of the civilization carrying it ... it is a dead end. God collects a few generations of saved souls, but Christianity is gone superseded by some religions that actually reproduce their civilization here on good old planet earth.

    French believes in a faux "Christianity" that is apparently too "high-minded"--i.e. cucked--to bother with protecting and reproducing the Western Christian civilization that is carrying it. It's not a religion but some weird death cult.

    ~~

    Most of the policies minoritarianism pushes and propagandizes are hostile to reproduction--specifically the reproduction of the majority, its nation and civilization. That's hardly surprising, minoritarianism is hostile to the majority, so obviously not in the corner for reproducing it.

    But it takes a pretty damn confused "Christian" to be against reproducing his own civilization.

    Replies: @CCG, @J1234

    Good comment. Last night I talked with my Christian college professor wife about how her professional environment is at irreconcilable odds with her spiritual perspective. She’s smart enough to grasp that reality, but emotionally unwilling to accept it. Religion and culture have a mutually dependent relationship. One’s own faith can be like a mustard seed, as the biblical phrase goes; it can exist in a sea of faithlessness. The faith of children, on the other hand, is something quite different in that it must be nurtured by a conducive environment. As children – and their children after them – grow, culture becomes a hugely significant part of that environment.

    Obviously, I’m not talking about about a culture dominated by Christianity or religion, but one where Christianity isn’t viewed as something oppressive by an incipient secular priestly class that’s quickly gaining power and prestige. David French probably believes there’s personal benefit in seeking validation from that priestly class. He’s wrong because they despise him as much as they despise me in the long run. The “useful tool” is easily discarded by the left.

  184. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Everyone is entitled to his religious beliefs. I respect that. But the law of the US is based on the Constitution, not the 10 Commandments. And for good reason. Humanity has made a lot of progress in the intervening millennia, a lot of it driven by the USA. It’s ironic, to say the least, for Mr. French to use a society where slavery was legal (Old Testament Israel) to make a point about remedies for racism in the 21st Century US.

    So why is Mr. French basing arguments about CRT on the Bible? Because CRT, reparations, etc. don’t stand up to the Constitution. That’s not an insurmountable problem for the Woke. Amend the Constitution. It’s been done before to remedy injustices against blacks and women. Of course rather than doing the hard work that, for example, the Suffragettes did, the Woke would just prefer for everything so be accomplished by judicial and executive fiat. That’s the real problem.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Forbes, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    So why is Mr. French basing arguments about CRT on the Bible? Because CRT, reparations, etc. don’t stand up to the Constitution.

    More to the point, because arguments around CRT don’t stand up to fact based scrutiny, they require an article of faith more or less analogous to original sin. One cannot argue with faith, one can only become a heritic.

    There is more than nothing to all the CRT power structure analysis, but it is peripheral rather than central. A primary reliance power relationships rather than competence could hardly be normal for progressing societies. Critical Theory (from which CRT is derived) represents a dysfunctional rot in how a society functions. The poster child was the Soviet Union, and the power structure self-preservation made the USSR what it is today.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  185. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Does David French have a constituency apart from being the totalitarian left’s pet ‘conservative?’

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Trump’s approval ratings at the end of 2019 (~92% among self-identified Republicans) were the same recorded for Richard Nixon in 1972, Ronald Reagan in 1984, and George W Bush in 2004. You always have at least a single-digit minority who is discontented and who are so for all kinds of reasons. The ‘NeverTrump’ electorate would be a fraction of this. There is no popular NeverTrump constituency. It’s all political professionals of one sort or another.

    The closest to a kindred spirit French had in the evangelical world was Russell Moore, who was a functionary of the Southern Baptist Convention now decamped to some other NGO. The two men are near contemporaries. Note about Moore: he hasn’t been a working minister in 20 years and it’s a reasonable wager he was part-time during the six years he had a congregational appointment.

  186. @Art Deco
    @Hypnotoad666

    The patron of The Bulwark is Pierre Omidyar.

    National Review Institute is supposedly getting a mess of tech money now. It appears they called in their chits and had Messrs. Lowry and Cooke replaced with Ponnuru and Klein. Ponnuru and Klein both NeverTrump diehards.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    The patron of The Bulwark is Pierre Omidyar

    Very Interesting. He’s the guy who owns The Intercept, which Glenn Greenwald quit when they tried to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.

    Another creepy phenomenon is that some cabal is paying for all these phony astroturf “fact check” sites that do nothing but rate the party line as “true” and everything else as “misleading.”

  187. https://capstonereport.com/2021/01/13/christians-cannot-trust-david-french-says-baptist-theology-professor/35410/

    Here’s an assessment of French by a scripture scholar at Houston Baptist.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Art Deco

    https://twitter.com/ostrachan/status/1419704253900283904

    , @anon
    @Art Deco

    As I observed in another thread, David French is confused. To expand on that, his theology is confused, so he's also confused in other ways.

    tl;dr

    Orthodoxy precedes orthopraxy.

  188. @Anonymous
    @Nathan


    A false conservative and a false Christian.
     
    "No True Christian" is not a game of any particular interest.

    "No True Conservative"....

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    A false conservative and a false Christian.

    “No True Christian” is not a game of any particular interest.

    It’s of quite a great deal of interest since French’s shtick is chiding the vast body of American Christians about whether they’re true Christians because they don’t toe the line of every new culturally degrading body blow delivered by the left. And it just so happens that his efforts ingratiate him with the degenerate ruling class and fill his pockets with silver.

  189. Anonymous[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar


    Honey bees are still dying at high rates
     
    Speaking of bees, it hasn't been on the news radar in a while, but whatever happened to Africanized Killer Bees? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee)

    Some of this reads like White Supremacist propaganda:


    In Puerto Rico, some bee colonies are already beginning to show more gentle behavior. This is believed to be because the more gentle bees contain genetic material that is more similar to the European honey bee, although they also contain Africanized honey bee material.[49] This degree of aggressiveness is surprisingly almost unrelated to individual genetics - instead being almost entirely determined by the entire hive's proportion of aggression genetics.
     

    Replies: @Anonymous

    That reminds me of hippos, which are murderous death machines in Africa, but chilled out and peaceful in Colombia. The bees are undergoing the same change. Apparently something in Africa drives animals crazy.

  190. @Hi There
    @Robert Dolan


    We owe them NOTHING.

    French is a wacko.
     
    We owe who nothing? Black people? Africans? We owe strangers of any race, basic kindness. We don't owe strangers sacrifice and suffering, but we do owe them basic kindness. Put your own interests first, yes, even white people. But be kind to others. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it. If you buy service from strangers, you owe them kindness, regardless of race. If you sell your service to an employer, you owe them kindness regardless of race.

    French is trying to confuse, demotivate, and frustrate Republican voters. Republican voters should not trust French nor National Review nor The Bulwark. Republicans should get pundits who actually care about them and their needs and their lives.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Curmudgeon, @Bill Jones

    The thing that strikes me as odd about these “Christian” types, is that they were the ones insisting Blacks had to convert to Christianity. IMO, that is a form of “systemic racism”. When Europeans returned to the Americas, the Indians practiced “systemic racism” by attacking the mostly peace loving undocumented migrants. How dare the Indians not have altered their traditions to accommodate the new comers. It is systemic racism!
    In today`s insane world, the Greeks practice systemic racism because their laws developed over 3000 years, are not “inclusive” of the “refugees” from civil war torn countries like Kenya or Pakistan.
    Gas bags like French are only interested in attention. They add nothing to the debate.

  191. 2018:

    https://www.npr.org/2018/08/30/643218314/david-french-on-racism-and-adoption

    MARTIN: Near the close of your piece, you write that the idealism that you and your family held back in 2010, the year that you adopted your daughter Naomi, that that idealism is now gone. That back then, you thought that being a multiracial family reflected America, reflected the future. You no longer think that is true?

    FRENCH: Let me put it this way. There was an enormous amount of optimism and love, and optimism and love that still surrounds that very tight-knit community that we’re a part of. So when we’re going into the process, as I wrote about it, there was this question that was asked – this rhetorical question – aren’t you so excited? You know, the same question that is asked to families who are about to have biological children. Now, instead of aren’t you so excited, you will get a different question that’s not rhetorical. And that question is, are you ready? That’s not to say don’t adopt. Adoption has been a great, great blessing in our lives. It is to adopt with your eyes open and your heart resolved.

    MARTIN: Have you talked with Naomi about any of this? Is she aware of the criticisms from the left and the right, from all directions, that have been put in your family’s direction?

    FRENCH: You know, Naomi has been increasingly curious. And we had a very, very emotional conversation not long ago, really, where we walked her through the story of her life, the story of Naomi. But we have sheltered her completely from all of these external attacks – completely.

    MARTIN: Is she online?

    FRENCH: She is not online.

    MARTIN: She’s not online. So…

    FRENCH: She’s not online.

    MARTIN: …You’re sure she’s not seeing any of this bubble up on the Internet.

    FRENCH: Yeah. We’re sure she’s not seeing any of this. But that day is coming really, really soon. So we’re going to have to deal with that.

    • Replies: @Curle
    @MEH 0910

    “ That back then, you thought that being a multiracial family reflected America, reflected the future.”

    So, he’s been a particular kind of crack-pot for ten years? No wonder he got hired at NR.

  192. I have never called myself a conservative and wish all people on the right should instead refer to themselves as realists! We see the world as it is, not what we wish it was!

  193. @Art Deco
    https://capstonereport.com/2021/01/13/christians-cannot-trust-david-french-says-baptist-theology-professor/35410/

    Here's an assessment of French by a scripture scholar at Houston Baptist.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @anon

  194. @MEH 0910
    @Curle

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/nixon-and-moynihan-talk-iq-and-race/

    Nixon talking about IQ tests and other things
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXOEFK6Swo

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    I had no idea — Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an iSteve reader?

  195. Bingo!

    Well done.

    I’ll be using that.

  196. David French adopted a black girl. He’s a race cuck.

    You expect to get a good faith argument from him on race, or an opinion that isn’t colored by his emotional investment in his personal life decisions?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @anon

    Wow. I didn't know (or forgot) that.

  197. @Hi There
    @Robert Dolan


    We owe them NOTHING.

    French is a wacko.
     
    We owe who nothing? Black people? Africans? We owe strangers of any race, basic kindness. We don't owe strangers sacrifice and suffering, but we do owe them basic kindness. Put your own interests first, yes, even white people. But be kind to others. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it. If you buy service from strangers, you owe them kindness, regardless of race. If you sell your service to an employer, you owe them kindness regardless of race.

    French is trying to confuse, demotivate, and frustrate Republican voters. Republican voters should not trust French nor National Review nor The Bulwark. Republicans should get pundits who actually care about them and their needs and their lives.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Curmudgeon, @Bill Jones

    What drivel.

    We owe kindness to our kith and kin.
    Other deserve civility until they expose themselves as gibbering liars, but we don’t “owe” them even that.

    Here’s an example of what you deserve:

    https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/in-a-hall-of-mirrors-you-have-to-break-some-glass-to-see-clearly/

    You’ll be wanting to fuck off now.

  198. @Art Deco
    https://capstonereport.com/2021/01/13/christians-cannot-trust-david-french-says-baptist-theology-professor/35410/

    Here's an assessment of French by a scripture scholar at Houston Baptist.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @anon

    As I observed in another thread, David French is confused. To expand on that, his theology is confused, so he’s also confused in other ways.

    tl;dr

    Orthodoxy precedes orthopraxy.

  199. @Art Deco
    He hasn't practiced law since 2005, bar one year as an Army JAG. This man's income was derived from an inflated salary courtesy National Review's donors. Richard Lowry evidently came to the conclusion that NeverTrump obsessives like Jonah Goldberg and French were a liability and thus expendable. It's a reasonable inference that the two of them were able to arrange financing (i.e. inflated salaries for themselves) from analogues of the crew financing The Bulwark. He's a shill. (It's a reasonable wager that National Review has also lost its independence).

    Note also, French is a lawyer. He not a quantitative thinker. He's also an evangelical oddball; it's a reasonable inference that he hasn't a clue about what makes ordinary people tick, and that includes ordinary evangelicals. His own life has worked out passably enough in part because he happened upon a woman who is as peculiar as he is.

    Replies: @anon, @Hypnotoad666, @Tony massey

    A good friend of mine i grew up with is indeed a quantitative thinker(and a technical one at that in a fairly difficult line of work) and he’s a really great guy. He always has been.
    His family are each and everyone right down to his almost grown sons(and everyone on the in-law side) evangelical Christians of not the absolute worst variety but they’re up there. I’ve accepted his invitation to his church before. It was spooky but i suppose they are harmless…to themselves. I think. Others I’m not so sure about but they are a very closed off community.
    He’s the quantitative thinking David have chutzpah will travel French.
    They’re out there. More than just him.
    What ya do?

  200. David French: The conservative case for racial grifting.

  201. @Supply and Demand
    French is one of the last great thinkers on the American Right. Why? Because he understands that CRT is a means to keep a productive, desirable, and thriving white managerial class in America. Racial awareness of white supremacy is a big part of that. It's the grease for the wheels of upper class white society

    That's why fringe lunatics like David Pinsen and "Bronze Age Pervert" on twitter spend half their waking hours concern trolling him. They are either Putin agents or lower-income scum.

    Replies: @MarkinLA, @Boomthorkell

    Good jokes need a punch line.

  202. @Tono Bungay
    @kaganovitch

    I think your point is silly. Hasn't French been a consistent opponent of abortion?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    I think your point is silly. Hasn’t French been a consistent opponent of abortion?

    Yes, he has been. That’s my point. The never Trumper, true Conservatives™ such as Will, Goldberg, French, Kristol etc. keep finding strange new respect for every policy proposal they have been against their whole career just so long as Trump is against it. There is little reason to think his supposedly deeply held anti-abortion beliefs are any more solid than the rest of his ‘principles’.

  203. @Thomas
    I have to wonder who the audience for David French is. I get who he's paid, supported, and given a platform by. But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old. Or else he's there to provide a "Christian" fig leaf to what's left of neoconservatism.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Hi There, @ben tillman, @Carbon blob

    I’ve been wondering the same thing. Presumably, the people complaining about him the most are the ones he *used* to appeal to. But now?

  204. @Hi There
    @Hypnotoad666


    The woketards say: “blacks earn less than whites; so America can’t be a meritocracy; so America must be systemically racist; so shut up and we’ll take your stuff to make it even.”
     
    I agree with this sentence entirely. The "woketards", as you say, are being mean to you, and people like you. Tell them to kick rocks. Yell at them, insult them. Or engage in more serious political (peaceful) push back.

    But some random black guy, just walking down the street, who didn't do anything to you, doesn't deserve your criticism or retaliation back from what the "woketards" did.

    If the woketards say, "handicapped people can't walk, you can walk, this is your fault, I'm going to shame you and your children in public schools, push you out of higher ed, and take your stuff...". That's not some handicapped guys fault. The correct response is, "I'm sincerely sorry to hear handicapped people can't walk, if I could snap my fingers and fix their problems, I would, but I can't. Also, it's not my fault. I have my own life to live, and if you want to take my stuff and shame me, well I'm going to have to ask you to leave." The wrong response is mocking handicap people, or blaming them for their situation. And maybe some handicapped people are at fault for their condition, maybe not, but it's not your place to make it worse. It is your place to stop woketard types from blaming the ills of the world on you and taking your money.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    You’re right of course about insulting individuals for things they can’t control. That is just being a d*ck for no reason.

    But that is still very different from pointing out in a policy debate that average group differences in ability may explain differences in average group outcomes. It is undoubtedly a challenge for people to think in terms of Bayesian probabilities, averages, distributions, and tendencies, rather than just projecting stereotypes onto all members of a group. But getting over that is part of being rational.

    Recognizing differences in group averages doesn’t change any particular individual’s characteristics and shouldn’t be seen as a form of “shaming.” Asians and Ashkenazi Jews have higher average IQ scores than my ethnic group, for example, but I don’t lay awake at night feeling “shame” about this data.

    So I’d say you have a fair point, but it just shouldn’t be taken so far that group differences are inadmissible in policy debates where they are directly relevant.

  205. Abe says:
    @Roger
    Is it possible that French does not realize how offensive he is?

    He imports a child from Ethiopia, and he accuses everyone else of abusing Blacks.

    He claims to be a Christian, but his religious argument is based entirely on Jewish stories in the Old Testament.

    And now he wants us to pay for his kooky theological beliefs.

    If he really wants to atone for the sins of our ancestors, he could stop importing Africans.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Tlotsi, @Abe

    He claims to be a Christian, but his religious argument is based entirely on Jewish stories in the Old Testament.

    And now he wants us to pay for his kooky theological beliefs.

    I name Andrew Sullivan one of the John the Faptists foretelling our current Awokening. He certainly wasn’t the only one, but I distinctly remember him creaming his designer jeans back in the day over the black church ladies and their Sunday-best ‘crowns’ as depicted in THE WIRE (someone should seriously start tweeting quotes from that show & see how fast their account is locked/cancelled). Ah yes- black church ladies: average age: 42; average # of grandchildren: 10; average number of days elapsed since calling any of them a [email protected]@cker: 3 .

    The epistles of Paul are probably the earliest writings of Christianity we possess, preceding even the synoptic Gospels. Paul famously affirms oneness in Christ, declaring there to be no distinction between Greek and Jew, man and woman, slave and free. The converse of that is that one’s worldly condition does not excuse one from obeying the tenants of Christian morality. In other words, even honest-to-goodness present day (circa 50AD) slaves (let alone their 5th generation descendants circa 2020) are not excused from not-fornicating, not-murdering, not-stealing .

    Why doesn’t Vichy French (love that monicker, BTW, thanks!) then not forthrightly state that regardless of some amorphous, miasmatic legacy (whether it be of slavery, racism, or white supremacy), blacks are still obligated to kill-less, beef-less, mug-less, and out-of-wedlock-less, since as Christian beings with souls their relationship with God and their own righteousness is entirely within their own power and that therefore using their current degraded condition as a means by which to guilttrip and gib-strip whites is a contravention of fundamental of Christian doctrine? Why? Because French is a venal, vulgar caricature of a cucked suburban fmega-church Christian gamboling to the tune of anti-Christians for the few peanuts they throw at him.

    • Thanks: bomag
  206. @Roger
    @kaganovitch

    You are right. He misread French. But still it is very strange that French gives a theological argument based entirely on Jewish law in the Old Testament. He apparently believes in some aspects of Judaism, even if he has not converted.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    But still it is very strange that French gives a theological argument based entirely on Jewish law in the Old Testament. He apparently believes in some aspects of Judaism, even if he has not converted.

    I’m no expert on the matter but my understanding was that Christians believe that only the ceremonial/ritual law and civil law of the Old Testament/Torah were abrogated by what Christians consider the New Covenant. The moral law of the Torah/Old Testament remains in force. French would argue, cogently, that the narrative in the Book of Samuel he is quoting is moral law. It is, as far as I know, a Gnostic heresy that the entire Old Testament was abrogated.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @kaganovitch

    So-called "gnostics" (which basically means "wise" if you agree, or "wise guys" if you disagree) are people who "noticed" that the Jewish God was a bloodthirsty psychopath. They brought the "good news" that there was another, hitherto "unknown god", an "Alien God" who was nice; so nice, that he took pity on us, the slaves of YHVH (who was actually an inferior, psychopathic god), and ransomed us by offering his own son as a sacrifice (actually, he fooled YHVH, since being a son of god he could not be killed, ha ha!). Now all you have to do is believe in Him and he will save you ... from JHVH.

    Gnostics like Marcion were NOT "anti-semites" however. JHVH was a real (nasty) god, he was the god of the Israelites, and their scriptures were written by him, for them. Thus, he argued Christians should have their own scriptures, which he wrote: The Evangelion (proto-Luke) and the Apostolicon (the authentic letters of Paul).

    For reasons, their Catholic ("universal") rivals insisted on keeping the "Old" Testament and using it to "interpret" the "New" Testament (their re-written versions of Marcion's canon).

    This is why the Bible makes no sense, and you can find verses to defend any position. The "Catholics" bolted together the Jewish and Christian scriptures, and altered the latter, to include "non-gnostic" stuff they could quote. Then they killed everyone who "noticed" the contradictions, and destroyed their writings.

    Of course, if you "have faith" none of this is true (mere vain searching for knowledge and never reaching the present truth, as Paul says) and God reveals to you the simple, beautiful, and above all totally consistent Truth of his Word.

    We're lucky to have such a sensible religion, not one of those crazy Asian cults.

    Replies: @Ian M.

    , @Desiderius
    @kaganovitch

    No, not one jot nor tittle was abrogated.

    Matthew 5:17

    "17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."

    The introduction to the six antitheses of the Sermon on the Mount and a cornerstone of the Reformed Tradition French is convinced he's practicing if he's still PCA when he's not playing Pentecostal whisperer. Wokelism is a brain worm that turns Reformed theology in upon itself.

    Replies: @Roger

  207. @TelfoedJohn
    Don't know if you've heard of this guy, but apparently Emmett Till was a black kid that got lynched in 1955, and there's new article about the event: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/09/barn-emmett-till-murder/619493/

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Don’t know if you’ve heard of this guy, but apparently Emmett Till was a black kid that got lynched in 1955, and there’s new article about the event:

    Why has this been hidden from the American People? Congress should hold hearings to get to the bottom of this!

  208. @Marquis
    Shouldn’t a conservative be making the conservative case?

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    Christopher Hitchens once observed that people like to argue that “We have to vote for Mussolini because otherwise Hitler will win” (i.e., support the lesser of two evils), but “Voting for Mussolini isn’t our job, that’s the job of the Fascist party.”

    French has built a career on systematically violating that rule.

  209. @Steve Sailer
    @Blubb

    That I am.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @MEH 0910

  210. @res
    @Hi There


    You should defend yourself, especially when people are being mean to you. And people are being mean to you. You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.
     
    I agree with that comment. Although it is hard not to lash out on occasion when, for example, presented with whites being blamed for black violence. How exactly do you reply to that in a way which does not contain criticism of blacks?

    But in this case, let's return to Wilkey's original 5 (well, actually 6) points.

    1) Blacks do worse than whites even in countries where they are not burdened by “centuries of racist harm.” See France, Canada, or any Scandinavian country, for example.

    2) Blacks living in white-majority countries do far, far better – on almost every social metric, including income and life expectancy – than blacks living in black-majority countries.

    2a) Whites living in countries with substantial numbers of blacks (particularly the US) actually have lower life expectancies than whites in a great many countries with few if any blacks.

    3) Blacks living in former slave colonies in the Caribbean are generally better off than blacks in pretty much any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    4) The Caribbean blacks that are the worst of (by far) are the ones in Haiti, which has been free of slavery and run by blacks longer than any other Caribbean country.

    5) But no matter how much you mention the disparity between blacks and whites – which of course is absolute incontrovertible proof of “systemic racism” – please be sure you never, never, ever bother to bring up the huge gaps between Jews and non-Jews, or between Asians and whites. In fact you are anti-Semitic even to notice them.
     
    You gave this partial quote of 1 and then objected.

    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries…
     
    I think there is a line between observing a group is not doing well and criticizing that group. A line which you failed to observe responding to Wilkey.

    Also, as a description of the black side of race relations in the US, I think this is rather far off.

    You shouldn’t take that out on random people who had nothing to do with it.
     
    Yes for individuals, but we are talking about the group here. And US blacks as a group are hardly passive observers in all of this.

    To my mind your argument is getting into the territory of considering observations of reality (e.g. relative crime rates) to be "racist." I detest that characteristic of our society which is why I am reacting so strongly to your series of comments. If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn't even allowed to give factual responses like Wilkey's for fear of hurting someone's feelings (what about the feelings of the people who are being lied to and about, BTW?) then what kind of society is that?

    Replies: @Hi There

    I agree with that comment. Although it is hard not to lash out on occasion when, for example, presented with whites being blamed for black violence. How exactly do you reply to that in a way which does not contain criticism of blacks?

    How? Easily. Say: these ills of the world are not my fault, don’t take it out on me, I’m acting peacefully in the interests of myself, my family, and my friends, and I’m not interested in a guilt trip or giving money or political leverage to those who guilt me. At no point in defending ourselves from political guilt trips is criticizing black people necessary or even helpful.

    To my mind your argument is getting into the territory of considering observations of reality (e.g. relative crime rates) to be “racist.” I detest that characteristic of our society which is why I am reacting so strongly to your series of comments.

    Mentioning positive observations of reality is usually fine: your racial group smells nice. Your racial group performs well at XYZ. They have these positive traits.

    Mentioning negative observations of reality is usually not: your racial group smells bad, Your racial group performs below average at XYZ. They have these negative traits.

    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It’s real, but it’s bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered “racist”.

    If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn’t even allowed to give factual responses

    Politics is loaded with lies. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Hi There


    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It’s real, but it’s bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered “racist”.
     
    We've got to allow for accurate public criticism. Otherwise you get excesses.

    Whites get none of your suggested munificence.
    , @res
    @Hi There


    How? Easily. Say: these ills of the world are not my fault, don’t take it out on me, I’m acting peacefully in the interests of myself, my family, and my friends, and I’m not interested in a guilt trip or giving money or political leverage to those who guilt me. At no point in defending ourselves from political guilt trips is criticizing black people necessary or even helpful.
     
    I suppose that is one way of responding. But it completely ignores addressing whether or not the accusation is true (i.e. claiming the accusation is not true without actually providing justification, though I have to admit that is very much in the spirit of The Current Year). Truth is important to me. Does it matter to you? If so, how to answer that accusation in a way which respects that? Or do you find "no it isn't" a compelling argument?

    Mentioning positive observations of reality is usually fine: your racial group smells nice. Your racial group performs well at XYZ. They have these positive traits.

    Mentioning negative observations of reality is usually not: your racial group smells bad, Your racial group performs below average at XYZ. They have these negative traits.
     
    Is it fine to mention positive traits about my racial group? How about negative traits? You do realize the first of those can (and often is these days) taken as a negative comment about other groups, right?

    Also think about how many positive statements are now considered "racist." For example, "blacks are good at sports", "you are so articulate", etc.

    Do you really want to live in a world where only positive thoughts can be spoken? Yes, there are times for politeness, but there are also times for trying to improve things. And improvement usually requires identifying an area which needs improvement.

    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It’s real, but it’s bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered “racist”.
     
    So truth can be racist in your world. Good to know. Thanks.

    So how can we do anything about high black crime rates without being willing to mention them?


    If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn’t even allowed to give factual responses
     
    Politics is loaded with lies. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.
     
    Of course. But you completely ignored my point. Is it not OK to give factual responses to lies? For that matter, are you OK with "Politics is loaded with lies" being "the way it is"? There is a difference between recognizing reality and choosing to accept it without response.

    P.S. And as bomag noted, please pay attention to the double standard in play (note how acceptable criticism of whites is coming from blacks). Are you out there making these same arguments in those cases?
  211. @Mr. Rational
    @Hi There


    But, don’t be mean to strangers who didn’t do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn’t do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.
     
    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian.  Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me for nothing more than me existing and doing better than them.  Who teaches them to do this is irrelevant; they deserve blame, scorn and hatred for doing it... as do their evil, contemptible teachers.

    Replies: @Hi There

    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian. Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me

    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains. Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    • LOL: 3g4me
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Hi There

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Ah an "everything is fine" egalitarian.

    Do tell what the plan is for Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Jackson, St. Louis, Chicago, Washington DC, Newark, and Little Rock.

    All those cities have much higher than average homicide rates and in fact skew the national average.

    What is the plan? Or should White people just shell out 1/3 of their income and go back to watching TV? Should White people tolerate a culture in a country they created where they are blamed for everything because the government doesn't want to face the reality of race? Why should tolerate this environment that they subsidize?

    , @res
    @Hi There


    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.
     
    Nice talking points. You certainly have those down pat. Now how about answering the following questions?

    1. Are there more black on white homicides than white on black homicides?
    2. By what margin?
    3. Which of those categories gets more media coverage?
    4. Why?
    5. Are you OK with that disparity in occurrence?
    6. Are you OK with that disparity in media coverage?

    FWIW, here are my answers. But I would really like to hear yours.



    1. Yes.

    2. In 2017 there were 576 black on white homicides and 264 white on black homicides (and 104 Hispanic on black homicides, Hispanics are typically classed as white in these statistics). So somewhere over a 2:1 ratio.
    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/topic-pages/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-6.xls

    3. White on black homicides get more media coverage (compare the two examples Mr. Rational gave you to something like the Trayvon Martin case). Despite the over 2x difference in frequency! Also notice the relative "severity" (e.g. did the "victim" provoke the situation; how gratuitously hateful, say was torture involved, was the murder) of those cases. Hopefully the unwillingness of the media to print non-white offender races in recent years is obvious enough that we don't need to debate this. But just in case, I do want to note that this was not always the case. This paper looked at the question using data from Columbus, Ohio in 1984-1992 and found the opposite. Things have changed a lot since then. A perhaps reasonable effort to avoid overemphasizing black on white murders has swung over to the other extreme.

    4. The only explanation I see is media racism against whites and in favor of blacks. But feel free to suggest other possibilities.

    5. No. Murder is unacceptable (even if rare, do you think being rare makes it OK?!).

    6. No. Racism (and THAT bias is real racism, distinct from your failure to be nice while telling the truth idea of other comments) is unacceptable.
    , @Paperback Writer
    @Hi There


    But statistically those incidents are rare.

     

    Fine, they are more common than the truly statistically rare incidents of white-on-black violence, which frame the endless megaphoned media narrative. For every Amaud Arbery, there are six dead whites.

    Check my arithmetic.
    , @Mr. Rational
    @Hi There


    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains.
     
    I can cite a lot more than that.

    Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.
     
    The individuals and institutions responsible for inciting those evils are evil.  Nkosi Thandiwe was incited to murder Brittney Watts by the CRT-equivalent he was indoctrinated with.  He, his instructors, and the institution which financed and encouraged them are all responsible and should be held criminally liable for her murder.  Sadly, only he has been.

    But statistically those incidents are rare.
     
    Even one is one too many.  The only solution is to get Africans out of America.

    No, I am not a citizenist.  I am a separationist.
  212. @Thirdtwin
    David French is an irritant, but he’s a familiar lapdog sort of irritant. There are bigger irritants, such as Mike Cernovich, who I guess is trying to be iconoclastic, or maybe just contrarian, when he says things like this:

    “Trump’s supporters are being held without bail, he could have mass pardoned every non-violent offender and didn’t, because he wanted to avoid being convicted and removed.”

    Replies: @Random Anonymous

    How is that incorrect?

  213. @anon
    David French adopted a black girl. He's a race cuck.

    You expect to get a good faith argument from him on race, or an opinion that isn't colored by his emotional investment in his personal life decisions?

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Wow. I didn’t know (or forgot) that.

    • Agree: bomag
  214. @anon
    @kaganovitch

    French is well paid to be a fake conservative. He is a hired goy by Jonah Goldberg and Bill Kristol to move the right leftward. French was a military lawyer.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    French was a JAG for one year. Neither he nor Goldberg ever worked for Wm. Kristol. The editor of The Dispatch actually did work for Kristol. He’s from suburban Milwaukee and attended the same Methodist college Dan Quayle attended; he has no need of hired goys. All of these people are fakes at this point in their lives.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
  215. @bomag
    @Hi There


    don’t be mean to strangers who didn’t do anything to you
     
    It's not that simple.

    We need public policy that is mean to strangers -- keeps them out of our country; cuts off their grift check.

    Kum Ba Yah is not a good long term strategy.

    Replies: @Hi There

    We need public policy that is mean to strangers — keeps them out of our country; cuts off their grift check.

    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.

    Kum Ba Yah is not a good long term strategy.

    Putting your own interests first, living a good fulfilling life, and being grateful for it, is the good strategy.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @West reanimator
    @Hi There


    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.
     
    You are living in complete fantasy land buddy.
    , @res
    @Hi There


    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.
     
    The media seems to disagree quite strongly with that last sentence.

    Putting your own interests first, living a good fulfilling life, and being grateful for it, is the good strategy.
     
    Agreed. The question is how to respond when people or groups interfere with doing that.
  216. @JimB

    We live with the legacy of the bigoted structures racists created.
     
    What does that even mean?

    Replies: @guest

    “What does that even mean?”

    With David French, it could mean the United States was founded by “bigots,” therefore we need regime change.

    But really it could mean anything. There were “bigoted” people in the past*. They did stuff that somehow affects people now. I call the the Phantom Menace of whiteness.

    Mr. French won’t tell you exactly what things built by “bigots” left what specific legacies where and how these legacies are specifically affecting whom. That’s details.

    Just know there’s a whole lot Evil in the nation because Past Bad, and trust whatever exorcists have been appointed to cure it.

    *There are still “bigoted” people, in fact, but we’re talking about “legacy” here, so nevermind.

  217. @Anonymous

    We live with the legacy of the bigoted structures racists created.
     
    False premise.

    Replies: @guest, @Cato

    False or not, ain’t it fun to see self-proclaimed “conservatives” run with Past Bad as a guiding principle?

  218. @Hi There
    @Wilkey


    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries...
     
    What's the constructive point of saying that?

    You should focus on living your own life to the fullest and being at least pleasant to those around you.

    Don't let politicians or David French make you take the blame for the problems of others that you had nothing to do with. They are trying to make you do that and they are jerks for doing so. Their problems aren't your problems. Live the best life you can, and don't let the haters stop you. But, don't be mean to strangers who didn't do anything to you. David French deserves meanness, but random black people generally didn't do anything mean to you, and they deserve you not doing anything mean to them.

    The problems of strangers aren't your problems. The successes of strangers aren't yours either. Live your own life to the fullest and be kind to others.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Mr. Rational, @bomag, @3g4me, @John Johnson

    Blacks do worse than whites even in countries…

    What’s the constructive point of saying that?

    What’s the constructive point of the entire establishment blaming White people for racial inequality?

    Oh right because they only pretend to study racial inequality and would rather scapegoat Whites than face harsh but simple truths. It would mean that they have spent hundreds of billions on egalitarian fantasy while blaming the ONLY race that has tried to help Africa.

    But if White people don’t submit to being blamed for the world’s problems and point out *undisputable* realities that not a single liberal can deny then the establishment defenders resort to:

    WHY YOU GOTTA SAY THAT BRO THAT AINT COO

    Hilarious stuff. It would be like a battered housewife pointing out that everything isn’t actually her fault and the abusive husband accuses her of being negative and divisive by bringing up reality.

    This is so stupid. Race evolved with separate traits and even liberals with PhDs in Anthropology can’t explain how humans were somehow granted a special exemption for everything but sports. Literally billions have been spent on race denial studies and the best they can do is ask dissenters to please stop being so rational which is exactly what you are doing.

  219. @AnotherDad
    @notsaying


    Tokyo said the weather would be “mild” when in fact during the last Summer Olympics there in 1964 the games were pushed into October to avoid their well known terrible summer heat.
     
    I wouldn't exactly call this "terrible summer heat". The weather forecast i see is just a lot of high 80s, drippy and humid mediocre days.

    But yeah--why do it now? I flipped over to September and mid/late September looks pretty nice--at least temperature wise. So target that.


    Then there's this locked-down Olympics. What's the point? If you won't accept spectators watching the games ... just skip it.


    To me the other obvious thing is "why Tokyo". They had a Tokyo Olympics already during my life. Are there no other cities in Japan? One idea of these modern games has been sort of advertisements. Sort of a "coming out" party for a city on the world stage.

    This could have been a cool coming out for some other city besides Tokyo. Even get off Honshu all together--Nagasaki? "These games are blast!"

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Osaka is the second biggest city and it’s very ugly. Nearby Kyoto is beautiful but probably too small to host the Olympics. Nagoya already did the winter olympics

  220. @anonymous
    There is an alt-right case for reparations. Blacks are fellow Americans and are not on average able to compete in the job market. But they should also have stable middle-class-orientated communities. That requires government agencies hire based on affirmative action and direct payment reparations of $1,000 per month per black person.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @guest

    That’s not reparations. That’s just racial Welfare preferences based on low expectations.

    I would also accept calling it Crime-Avoidance Welfare Ransom.

    Fact is, however, blacks had a healthier middle-class before affirmative action.

  221. @Hi There
    @Thomas


    But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old.
     
    You can't deny that David French and National Review have a lot of influence. I think they are losing that. That might be my bubble, but it's becoming more obvious that David French is dishonest, he's manipulating Republican voters, and he doesn't have their interest, or even any principles at heart. He's a leftist who is paid to frustrate, fragment, and confuse the right.

    Replies: @Curle, @Mr. Anon, @Wade Hampton

    “National Review” has a lot of influence? Certainly not with Republican voters. It’s hard to imagine with whom they do other than cruise ship passengers. Ahoy!

  222. @kaganovitch
    @al gore rhythms

    If blacks in the future say that the reparations they received weren’t enough, what would you propose as the next step?

    To riff on our Founding Fathers : "No reparations without deportations."

    Replies: @Prester John, @AnotherDad

    To riff on our Founding Fathers : “No reparations without deportations.”

    This is exactly it.

    Answer “Reparations!” with “Sure, we’ll pay you your share of your ancestor being dragged here … but you have to give back what you got out of the deal–living in with the prosperity and freedom white people created and built in America”.

    The effective response to all minoritarian nonsense is some variation on: “Ok, then let’s separate”.

    It neatly debunks the “oppression” narrative and cuts right to the heart of the minoritarian grift–the right to loot white nations, white people.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  223. Christians must not deny the full consequences of centuries of intentional, racist harm.

    Well the corollary is that Christians should embrace and fully support countries that have removed themselves from the yolk of racist Whites. Such countries are undoubtedly shining examples of what the world would look like without those demon filled Anglos.

    I propose that David French be taken by helicopter to the shores of Haiti where he will be dropped by air baptism into awaiting crowds of potential Christian conservatives.

    We will let him take a copy of Atlus Shrugged and an HIV Prep kit for supplies.

    Can you fly bobby?

  224. @kaganovitch
    @Roger

    But still it is very strange that French gives a theological argument based entirely on Jewish law in the Old Testament. He apparently believes in some aspects of Judaism, even if he has not converted.

    I'm no expert on the matter but my understanding was that Christians believe that only the ceremonial/ritual law and civil law of the Old Testament/Torah were abrogated by what Christians consider the New Covenant. The moral law of the Torah/Old Testament remains in force. French would argue, cogently, that the narrative in the Book of Samuel he is quoting is moral law. It is, as far as I know, a Gnostic heresy that the entire Old Testament was abrogated.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Desiderius

    So-called “gnostics” (which basically means “wise” if you agree, or “wise guys” if you disagree) are people who “noticed” that the Jewish God was a bloodthirsty psychopath. They brought the “good news” that there was another, hitherto “unknown god”, an “Alien God” who was nice; so nice, that he took pity on us, the slaves of YHVH (who was actually an inferior, psychopathic god), and ransomed us by offering his own son as a sacrifice (actually, he fooled YHVH, since being a son of god he could not be killed, ha ha!). Now all you have to do is believe in Him and he will save you … from JHVH.

    Gnostics like Marcion were NOT “anti-semites” however. JHVH was a real (nasty) god, he was the god of the Israelites, and their scriptures were written by him, for them. Thus, he argued Christians should have their own scriptures, which he wrote: The Evangelion (proto-Luke) and the Apostolicon (the authentic letters of Paul).

    For reasons, their Catholic (“universal”) rivals insisted on keeping the “Old” Testament and using it to “interpret” the “New” Testament (their re-written versions of Marcion’s canon).

    This is why the Bible makes no sense, and you can find verses to defend any position. The “Catholics” bolted together the Jewish and Christian scriptures, and altered the latter, to include “non-gnostic” stuff they could quote. Then they killed everyone who “noticed” the contradictions, and destroyed their writings.

    Of course, if you “have faith” none of this is true (mere vain searching for knowledge and never reaching the present truth, as Paul says) and God reveals to you the simple, beautiful, and above all totally consistent Truth of his Word.

    We’re lucky to have such a sensible religion, not one of those crazy Asian cults.

    • Replies: @Ian M.
    @James J O'Meara

    Holy shit, I didn't know Dan Brown was still writing low-grade dime novels for teenagers.

  225. @JohnnyWalker123
    David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/


    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

     

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

     

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

     

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

     

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

     

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.
     

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

     

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.
     
    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

     

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    - Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his "Red State" gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s "anti-Semitic followers," she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @bomag, @Anonymous, @Ian M.

    Sounds like he’s a candidate for asylum in a foreign country.

    Maybe he could buy a farm in South Africa and get away from all the harassment.

  226. @Steve Sailer
    @kaganovitch

    The IOC also accepted Atlanta's explanation that you would be surprised by how cool Atlanta is in late July-early August due to Atlanta's towering 900 feet of elevation. But the 1996 Olympics proved just as sweaty as you'd expect.

    Replies: @black sea, @Desiderius

    We were convinced it was the top-shelf cutting-edge world-class ahead-of-the-curve VR presentation we put together at the North Avenue Trade School for them. Billy Payne was mighty proud of that thing.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Desiderius

    NATS. Lol.

  227. @kaganovitch
    @Roger

    But still it is very strange that French gives a theological argument based entirely on Jewish law in the Old Testament. He apparently believes in some aspects of Judaism, even if he has not converted.

    I'm no expert on the matter but my understanding was that Christians believe that only the ceremonial/ritual law and civil law of the Old Testament/Torah were abrogated by what Christians consider the New Covenant. The moral law of the Torah/Old Testament remains in force. French would argue, cogently, that the narrative in the Book of Samuel he is quoting is moral law. It is, as far as I know, a Gnostic heresy that the entire Old Testament was abrogated.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Desiderius

    No, not one jot nor tittle was abrogated.

    Matthew 5:17

    “17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

    The introduction to the six antitheses of the Sermon on the Mount and a cornerstone of the Reformed Tradition French is convinced he’s practicing if he’s still PCA when he’s not playing Pentecostal whisperer. Wokelism is a brain worm that turns Reformed theology in upon itself.

    • Replies: @Roger
    @Desiderius

    You have a point, and there are Old Testament stories about grudges being carried from one generation to the next, so that people get punished for the sins of their ancestors.

    But this is a Jewish teaching, not a Christian teaching. Christians do not preach punishment for the sins of previous generations. French is making a Jewish argument, not a Christian argument, and certainly not a conservative argument.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  228. @Polistra
    You know Wikipedia likes you when they use a ten-year-old photo on your profile page.

    Attacks by the alt-right
    In 2016, French and his wife and family were the subject of online attacks when he criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and the alt-right. French was bombarded with hateful tweets.

    "Harassed On Twitter: 'People Need To Know The Reality Of What It's Like Out There'". NPR.

    Halperin, Mark; Heilemann, John (May 31, 2016). "Kristol Eyes Conservative Lawyer David French for Independent Presidential Run". Bloomberg Politics.

     

    "Can America Be America When Jews Are Beaten in the Streets?"
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/can-america-be-america-when-jews

    Look how patriotic!

    https://i.ibb.co/qgNY5fh/https-bucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984-s3-amazonaws-com-public-images-29af0273-1e60-42.jpg



    https://i.ibb.co/MN9nPyC/maxresdefault.jpg

    Replies: @Polistra, @John Johnson

    This is the guy that was extremely paranoid about his wife sleeping around when he was in Iraq.

    Not sure why he would be so worried. Women love a submissive and self-loathing man. They get wet every time you start apologizing for existing in a whiny voice. The meak and meager Whites that try desperately to make everyone equal get tons of ass. Women are true egalitarians and a self-hating man makes them hot with desire.

    • LOL: Abe
    • Replies: @Richard B
    @John Johnson


    This is the guy that was extremely paranoid about his wife sleeping around when he was in Iraq. Not sure why he would be so worried.
     
    You obviously don't know his wife.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  229. @Anonymous

    We live with the legacy of the bigoted structures racists created.
     
    False premise.

    Replies: @guest, @Cato

    Well, if you can believe that the founder of your religion was the love child of the God of the Universe copulating with a virgin, then you can probably believe anything, including that your civilization’s hidden purpose is to oppress people of certain skin tones.

  230. @Barnard
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Assuming they ever happen, I was surprised to see they scheduled the 2032 games in Brisbane for these same dates. You would know better than I would, but it seems like they are really taking risks with weather on outdoor sports during that time.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Assuming they ever happen, I was surprised to see they scheduled the 2032 games in Brisbane for these same dates. You would know better than I would, but it seems like they are really taking risks with weather on outdoor sports during that time.

    No, I don’t think so. Brisbane is subtropical, and since the 2032 games are scheduled for mid-winter there, it should be really pleasant. I looked up the average temperatures for Brisbane at that time of year, and on average it’s a low of about 50 with a high of around 70. Sounds good to me.

  231. Anon[119] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Rich white parents in Dallas are getting a letter from a social justice group asking them not to send their kids to Ivy League colleges so blacks can take their slots. The letter mentions that the people people getting the letter are Democrats, which implies that someone was harvesting Democratic names from the Dallas voter rolls. That’s probably illegal. The letter also says the SJW group knows the whites are supporters of BLM. They were likely scouted out from their donation information. What’s more, the letter says that if the whites don’t have kids, the SJW group wants the whites to make an effort to hold relatives and friends accountable by nagging them to not send their own kids to Ivy League colleges.

    I wonder how the rich dumb BLM-loving Democrats are going to react? It’s pretty funny slap in the face they’re getting from their black pets. I wonder if it might blackpill them.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9826781/Group-calls-white-people-not-send-kids-Ivy-League-schools-black-students-spot.html

  232. @JackOH
    Well, I don't quite know who this David French is, but Whites who talk in grandiose abstractions about "structural racism", "legacy of slavery", "America's original sin", and so on seem to me the damndest fools we have.

    They put me in mind of Britain's appeasement factions, who rightly (in my opinion) saw ample justification for Hitler's grievances regarding German minorities, and believed rectifying the Versailles Treaty would do the trick. They were mistaken.

    Likewise, White Americans are simply mistaken that BLM and talk of "reparations" and what-not are about the rectification of Black grievances. This is about Black Supremacists unscrupulously leveraging historical grievances to get power.

    (BTW-as with Britain's appeasement, I believe the motives behind the civil rights movement were good.
    But, we've all miscalculated how that would work out.)

    Replies: @Curle

    “ and believed rectifying the Versailles Treaty would do the trick. They were mistaken.“

    We’d only know that if they HAD rectified the Versailles Treaty, no? Or does Danzig not count?

  233. @MEH 0910
    2018:

    https://www.npr.org/2018/08/30/643218314/david-french-on-racism-and-adoption

    MARTIN: Near the close of your piece, you write that the idealism that you and your family held back in 2010, the year that you adopted your daughter Naomi, that that idealism is now gone. That back then, you thought that being a multiracial family reflected America, reflected the future. You no longer think that is true?

    FRENCH: Let me put it this way. There was an enormous amount of optimism and love, and optimism and love that still surrounds that very tight-knit community that we're a part of. So when we're going into the process, as I wrote about it, there was this question that was asked - this rhetorical question - aren't you so excited? You know, the same question that is asked to families who are about to have biological children. Now, instead of aren't you so excited, you will get a different question that's not rhetorical. And that question is, are you ready? That's not to say don't adopt. Adoption has been a great, great blessing in our lives. It is to adopt with your eyes open and your heart resolved.

    MARTIN: Have you talked with Naomi about any of this? Is she aware of the criticisms from the left and the right, from all directions, that have been put in your family's direction?

    FRENCH: You know, Naomi has been increasingly curious. And we had a very, very emotional conversation not long ago, really, where we walked her through the story of her life, the story of Naomi. But we have sheltered her completely from all of these external attacks - completely.

    MARTIN: Is she online?

    FRENCH: She is not online.

    MARTIN: She's not online. So...

    FRENCH: She's not online.

    MARTIN: ...You're sure she's not seeing any of this bubble up on the Internet.

    FRENCH: Yeah. We're sure she's not seeing any of this. But that day is coming really, really soon. So we're going to have to deal with that.
     

    Replies: @Curle

    “ That back then, you thought that being a multiracial family reflected America, reflected the future.”

    So, he’s been a particular kind of crack-pot for ten years? No wonder he got hired at NR.

  234. @Desiderius
    @kaganovitch

    No, not one jot nor tittle was abrogated.

    Matthew 5:17

    "17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."

    The introduction to the six antitheses of the Sermon on the Mount and a cornerstone of the Reformed Tradition French is convinced he's practicing if he's still PCA when he's not playing Pentecostal whisperer. Wokelism is a brain worm that turns Reformed theology in upon itself.

    Replies: @Roger

    You have a point, and there are Old Testament stories about grudges being carried from one generation to the next, so that people get punished for the sins of their ancestors.

    But this is a Jewish teaching, not a Christian teaching. Christians do not preach punishment for the sins of previous generations. French is making a Jewish argument, not a Christian argument, and certainly not a conservative argument.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Roger

    He's not making an argument at all, he making a rationalization.

    And you can't say it's a Jewish argument - it's right there in the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy (specifically Deut 5:9) but it only applies to those who hate God. And it is God Himself who will visit that curse not some self-appointed adjudicator like French.

    More of the same execrable defamation of our ancestors. Any church worth the name should be holding him to account for such teaching before he seeks to rejoin them at the Lord's Table.

  235. @John Johnson
    @Polistra

    This is the guy that was extremely paranoid about his wife sleeping around when he was in Iraq.

    Not sure why he would be so worried. Women love a submissive and self-loathing man. They get wet every time you start apologizing for existing in a whiny voice. The meak and meager Whites that try desperately to make everyone equal get tons of ass. Women are true egalitarians and a self-hating man makes them hot with desire.

    Replies: @Richard B

    This is the guy that was extremely paranoid about his wife sleeping around when he was in Iraq. Not sure why he would be so worried.

    You obviously don’t know his wife.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Richard B

    You obviously don’t know his wife.

    Not personally but I do know women and egalitarian men are near the bottom of the list.

    Anyone that paranoid probably has reason to be.

    I used to live around liberal egalitarians and only rarely did the women actually seem interested in their husbands.

    Nature exists and doesn't really care about what Christian or secular egalitarians want it to be.

    You can't just wish away thousands of years of natural selection where women were not attracted to the meek and meager of the tribe.

  236. @Roger
    @Desiderius

    You have a point, and there are Old Testament stories about grudges being carried from one generation to the next, so that people get punished for the sins of their ancestors.

    But this is a Jewish teaching, not a Christian teaching. Christians do not preach punishment for the sins of previous generations. French is making a Jewish argument, not a Christian argument, and certainly not a conservative argument.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    He’s not making an argument at all, he making a rationalization.

    And you can’t say it’s a Jewish argument – it’s right there in the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy (specifically Deut 5:9) but it only applies to those who hate God. And it is God Himself who will visit that curse not some self-appointed adjudicator like French.

    More of the same execrable defamation of our ancestors. Any church worth the name should be holding him to account for such teaching before he seeks to rejoin them at the Lord’s Table.

  237. Anonymous[239] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/


    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

     

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

     

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

     

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

     

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

     

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.
     

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

     

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.
     
    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

     

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    - Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his "Red State" gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s "anti-Semitic followers," she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @bomag, @Anonymous, @Ian M.

    an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities.

    Interesting how Vichy French slips in this little tidbit. Unlike the other, over-the-top propaganda concoctions that make up his laundry list, this one may well have happened as describled. Somehow, phone lines got crossed, and somebody was heard “screaming about Trump and spewing profanities,” i.e. a

    Leftard in the throes of TDS letting loose an anti-Trump tirade.

  238. @Desiderius
    @Steve Sailer

    We were convinced it was the top-shelf cutting-edge world-class ahead-of-the-curve VR presentation we put together at the North Avenue Trade School for them. Billy Payne was mighty proud of that thing.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    NATS. Lol.

  239. @Richard B
    @John Johnson


    This is the guy that was extremely paranoid about his wife sleeping around when he was in Iraq. Not sure why he would be so worried.
     
    You obviously don't know his wife.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    You obviously don’t know his wife.

    Not personally but I do know women and egalitarian men are near the bottom of the list.

    Anyone that paranoid probably has reason to be.

    I used to live around liberal egalitarians and only rarely did the women actually seem interested in their husbands.

    Nature exists and doesn’t really care about what Christian or secular egalitarians want it to be.

    You can’t just wish away thousands of years of natural selection where women were not attracted to the meek and meager of the tribe.

    • Agree: Richard B
  240. @Hi There
    @Mr. Rational


    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian. Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me
     
    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains. Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @res, @Paperback Writer, @Mr. Rational

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Ah an “everything is fine” egalitarian.

    Do tell what the plan is for Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Jackson, St. Louis, Chicago, Washington DC, Newark, and Little Rock.

    All those cities have much higher than average homicide rates and in fact skew the national average.

    What is the plan? Or should White people just shell out 1/3 of their income and go back to watching TV? Should White people tolerate a culture in a country they created where they are blamed for everything because the government doesn’t want to face the reality of race? Why should tolerate this environment that they subsidize?

  241. @anon
    @Che Blutarsky

    Seriously, it is not a gigantic step from David French's emotional argument for CRT / Reparations to an amped up emotional argument for extermination of white people. It is a big step, or perhaps two big steps, but it's not gigantic to move from this rhetoric to something more overtly exterminationist.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Seriously, it is not a gigantic step from David French’s emotional argument for CRT / Reparations to an amped up emotional argument for extermination of white people. It is a big step, or perhaps two big steps, but it’s not gigantic to move from this rhetoric to something more overtly exterminationist.

    White people not only ruined Wakanda but the entire world. You see it would have been on big Evangelical praise session if not for White people.

    We need to teach White kids at a young age that their ancestors ruined Wakanda. Through guilt and emotionalism they can learn history.

    David French should take a stand on reparations.

    He should apologize profusely for preventing Africans from developing the Pythagorean theorem on their own. To make amends he should offer his wife to a pygmy tribe for reparations.

    I support you David French. Go forth and unlock the God bless-ed European within the African. Show those nasty Trump supporters that you are a Good White Person and fully believe everything that the establishment tells you is Real and True Science(tm).

  242. @Anon
    David French has never recovered from being trolled by Pepe the Frog twitter accounts in 2015. The trolling explains his political trajectory since then. Seriously.

    Replies: @West reanimator

    He was a cuck before that.

  243. @Hi There
    @res


    I agree with that comment. Although it is hard not to lash out on occasion when, for example, presented with whites being blamed for black violence. How exactly do you reply to that in a way which does not contain criticism of blacks?

     

    How? Easily. Say: these ills of the world are not my fault, don't take it out on me, I'm acting peacefully in the interests of myself, my family, and my friends, and I'm not interested in a guilt trip or giving money or political leverage to those who guilt me. At no point in defending ourselves from political guilt trips is criticizing black people necessary or even helpful.


    To my mind your argument is getting into the territory of considering observations of reality (e.g. relative crime rates) to be “racist.” I detest that characteristic of our society which is why I am reacting so strongly to your series of comments.
     
    Mentioning positive observations of reality is usually fine: your racial group smells nice. Your racial group performs well at XYZ. They have these positive traits.

    Mentioning negative observations of reality is usually not: your racial group smells bad, Your racial group performs below average at XYZ. They have these negative traits.

    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It's real, but it's bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered "racist".

    If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn’t even allowed to give factual responses
     
    Politics is loaded with lies. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is.

    Replies: @bomag, @res

    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It’s real, but it’s bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered “racist”.

    We’ve got to allow for accurate public criticism. Otherwise you get excesses.

    Whites get none of your suggested munificence.

  244. @Hi There
    @bomag


    We need public policy that is mean to strangers — keeps them out of our country; cuts off their grift check.
     
    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.

    Kum Ba Yah is not a good long term strategy.
     
    Putting your own interests first, living a good fulfilling life, and being grateful for it, is the good strategy.

    Replies: @West reanimator, @res

    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.

    You are living in complete fantasy land buddy.

  245. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Steve Sailer

    Covid is the boomers' last big middle finger to younger generations, especially school kids.

    Actually, destroying Medicare and Medicaid (via long-term care costs) will be their last poke in our eye, but those were created before their time. Covid restrictions, which have been pure evil for kids, are 100% boomer.

    No planting trees under which they won't feel the shade for boomers. In fact, let's cut down our current trees so they can have a better view from their expensive homes.

    Replies: @Curle

    “ Covid restrictions, which have been pure evil for kids, are 100% boomer.”

    Because political support for Covid politicians is 100% “Boomer” as you put it? Don’t obsess over sloppy and mostly imaginary correlations. Not a good look.

  246. res says:
    @Hi There
    @res


    I agree with that comment. Although it is hard not to lash out on occasion when, for example, presented with whites being blamed for black violence. How exactly do you reply to that in a way which does not contain criticism of blacks?

     

    How? Easily. Say: these ills of the world are not my fault, don't take it out on me, I'm acting peacefully in the interests of myself, my family, and my friends, and I'm not interested in a guilt trip or giving money or political leverage to those who guilt me. At no point in defending ourselves from political guilt trips is criticizing black people necessary or even helpful.


    To my mind your argument is getting into the territory of considering observations of reality (e.g. relative crime rates) to be “racist.” I detest that characteristic of our society which is why I am reacting so strongly to your series of comments.
     
    Mentioning positive observations of reality is usually fine: your racial group smells nice. Your racial group performs well at XYZ. They have these positive traits.

    Mentioning negative observations of reality is usually not: your racial group smells bad, Your racial group performs below average at XYZ. They have these negative traits.

    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It's real, but it's bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered "racist".

    If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn’t even allowed to give factual responses
     
    Politics is loaded with lies. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is.

    Replies: @bomag, @res

    How? Easily. Say: these ills of the world are not my fault, don’t take it out on me, I’m acting peacefully in the interests of myself, my family, and my friends, and I’m not interested in a guilt trip or giving money or political leverage to those who guilt me. At no point in defending ourselves from political guilt trips is criticizing black people necessary or even helpful.

    I suppose that is one way of responding. But it completely ignores addressing whether or not the accusation is true (i.e. claiming the accusation is not true without actually providing justification, though I have to admit that is very much in the spirit of The Current Year). Truth is important to me. Does it matter to you? If so, how to answer that accusation in a way which respects that? Or do you find “no it isn’t” a compelling argument?

    Mentioning positive observations of reality is usually fine: your racial group smells nice. Your racial group performs well at XYZ. They have these positive traits.

    Mentioning negative observations of reality is usually not: your racial group smells bad, Your racial group performs below average at XYZ. They have these negative traits.

    Is it fine to mention positive traits about my racial group? How about negative traits? You do realize the first of those can (and often is these days) taken as a negative comment about other groups, right?

    Also think about how many positive statements are now considered “racist.” For example, “blacks are good at sports”, “you are so articulate”, etc.

    Do you really want to live in a world where only positive thoughts can be spoken? Yes, there are times for politeness, but there are also times for trying to improve things. And improvement usually requires identifying an area which needs improvement.

    Black people having high crime rates is bad. It’s real, but it’s bad. Highlighting those negatives, even though true, is negative, and yes, would be considered “racist”.

    So truth can be racist in your world. Good to know. Thanks.

    So how can we do anything about high black crime rates without being willing to mention them?

    If one side is allowed to lie with impunity and the other side isn’t even allowed to give factual responses

    Politics is loaded with lies. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.

    Of course. But you completely ignored my point. Is it not OK to give factual responses to lies? For that matter, are you OK with “Politics is loaded with lies” being “the way it is”? There is a difference between recognizing reality and choosing to accept it without response.

    P.S. And as bomag noted, please pay attention to the double standard in play (note how acceptable criticism of whites is coming from blacks). Are you out there making these same arguments in those cases?

  247. res says:
    @Hi There
    @Mr. Rational


    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian. Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me
     
    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains. Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @res, @Paperback Writer, @Mr. Rational

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Nice talking points. You certainly have those down pat. Now how about answering the following questions?

    1. Are there more black on white homicides than white on black homicides?
    2. By what margin?
    3. Which of those categories gets more media coverage?
    4. Why?
    5. Are you OK with that disparity in occurrence?
    6. Are you OK with that disparity in media coverage?

    FWIW, here are my answers. But I would really like to hear yours.

    [MORE]

    1. Yes.

    2. In 2017 there were 576 black on white homicides and 264 white on black homicides (and 104 Hispanic on black homicides, Hispanics are typically classed as white in these statistics). So somewhere over a 2:1 ratio.
    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/topic-pages/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-6.xls

    3. White on black homicides get more media coverage (compare the two examples Mr. Rational gave you to something like the Trayvon Martin case). Despite the over 2x difference in frequency! Also notice the relative “severity” (e.g. did the “victim” provoke the situation; how gratuitously hateful, say was torture involved, was the murder) of those cases. Hopefully the unwillingness of the media to print non-white offender races in recent years is obvious enough that we don’t need to debate this. But just in case, I do want to note that this was not always the case. This paper looked at the question using data from Columbus, Ohio in 1984-1992 and found the opposite. Things have changed a lot since then. A perhaps reasonable effort to avoid overemphasizing black on white murders has swung over to the other extreme.

    4. The only explanation I see is media racism against whites and in favor of blacks. But feel free to suggest other possibilities.

    5. No. Murder is unacceptable (even if rare, do you think being rare makes it OK?!).

    6. No. Racism (and THAT bias is real racism, distinct from your failure to be nice while telling the truth idea of other comments) is unacceptable.

  248. @MEH 0910
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/structural-racism-isnt-wokeness-its

    Christians must be open to truth from any source.
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Reality-Truths-about-America/dp/1641771976/

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1412962047327834115

    https://twitter.com/Biorealism/status/1413005914924224515

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910

    Amazon appears to now be blocking Amazon links placed in Unz Review comments. Let’s try the comment over with a Barnes & Noble link instead:

    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/structural-racism-isnt-wokeness-its

    Christians must be open to truth from any source.

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/facing-reality-charles-murray/1138379266

    The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart float free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities.

    What good can come of bringing them into the open? America’s most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

    We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed’s natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. Facing Reality is a step in that direction.

    • Replies: @res
    @MEH 0910


    Amazon appears to now be blocking Amazon links placed in Unz Review comments.
     
    That's interesting. Also annoying--especially since I don't see any way to click through the link manually.

    I wonder if that's something Ron can deal with. Perhaps just by displaying the hyperlink rather than trying to embed the content?

    Replies: @Mr. Rational, @MEH 0910

  249. res says:
    @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    Amazon appears to now be blocking Amazon links placed in Unz Review comments. Let's try the comment over with a Barnes & Noble link instead:

    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/structural-racism-isnt-wokeness-its


    Christians must be open to truth from any source.
     
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/facing-reality-charles-murray/1138379266

    http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9781641771979_p0_v1_s1200x630.jpg


    The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart float free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities.

    What good can come of bringing them into the open? America’s most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

    We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed’s natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. Facing Reality is a step in that direction.
     

    Replies: @res

    Amazon appears to now be blocking Amazon links placed in Unz Review comments.

    That’s interesting. Also annoying–especially since I don’t see any way to click through the link manually.

    I wonder if that’s something Ron can deal with. Perhaps just by displaying the hyperlink rather than trying to embed the content?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    @res


    Also annoying–especially since I don’t see any way to click through the link manually.
     
    Simple.

    1.  Right-click on the hyperlink.
    2.  Either drop down to "Copy link location" or hit "a".
    3.  Control-T to open a new tab, control-V to paste the address, and hit return.

    Replies: @res

    , @MEH 0910
    @res

    For whatever reason, the Amazon link is working again.

  250. The luckiest blacks who ever lived are the descendants of the tiny minority of Africans who were enslaved and sent to North America. In fact any American can be grateful that History was unkind to his ancestors.

  251. @Thomas
    I have to wonder who the audience for David French is. I get who he's paid, supported, and given a platform by. But who is he supposed to be speaking to? I can imagine only the very naive and old. Or else he's there to provide a "Christian" fig leaf to what's left of neoconservatism.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Hi There, @ben tillman, @Carbon blob

    “But who is he supposed to be speaking to?”

    The evangelical left.

  252. @SaneClownPosse
    Calculate per slave an appropriate amount in 1865 USD.

    Then divide up that amount in current USD among all of the descendants of each slave and pay those still living.

    How come slavery reparations in the UK resulted in payments to the slave owners?

    Fun fact the loan that was taken out way back then by the UK, was only recently paid off. It's good to be a multi-generational world class loan shark.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Bernie

    “Calculate per slave an appropriate amount in 1865 USD.

    Then divide up that amount in current USD among all of the descendants of each slave and pay those still living.”

    They already got way more that amount in terms of welfare, government programs, affirmative action, scholarships and other handouts from whites.

  253. @Elli
    @Michelle

    So blacks are the descendants of white slave owners. That suggests the argument: blacks are the abused and disinherited children who made their wicked father rich and received nothing. Their white brothers and sisters ought to share their inheritance, for justice and honor.

    Yes, there are rebuttals in abundance.

    Replies: @Michelle

    No, not really, they just need to suck it up.

  254. @JohnnyWalker123
    David French claims you guys are harassing him. He wrote an interesting article in National Review in 2016.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movement/


    Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

     

    He had beef with Ann Coulter.

    I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.” I saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.”

     

    The next paragraph sounds like it was written by “Whiskey.”

    The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.

     

    Erick Erickson fears Trump supporters.

    Erick Erickson experienced his own ordeal more than a month before we did. After Erickson dis-invited Trump from his Red State gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house. A grown man yelled at his children at a store, condemning their father for opposing Trump. Erickson wrote in the New York Times that his son is still fearful that Trump supporters will come back to their home.

     

    “My conversion to Judaism.” Interesting.

    In March, writer Bethany Mandel related her own experience. After tweeting about Trump’s anti-Semitic followers, she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.” It got worse:
    Not only was the anti-Semitic deluge scary and graphic, it got personal. Trump fans began to “dox” me — a term for adversaries’ attempt to ferret out private or identifying information online with malicious intent. My conversion to Judaism was used as a weapon against me, and I received death threats in my private Facebook mailbox, prompting me to file a police report.

     

    Ben Shapiro.

    An Anti-Defamation League report identified 800 journalists who’ve been targeted with anti-Semitic tweets, ten journalists (including NR’s own Jonah Goldberg) who’ve borne the brunt of the attacks, and one — my friend Ben Shapiro — who’s received a staggering amount of hate:

    Why Shapiro? Because he represents the worst of all possible anti-Trumpers — he’s a Jewish man who turned on the twin pillars of the alt-right, Trump and Breitbart.com.
     

    David French is not happy.

    My wife is a tough woman. She’s a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. The notion that she can no longer open her Twitter timeline without seeing men boasting about having sex with her while I was gone — or even while I’m home — is intolerable. It’s relentless, and it often gets under even her very thick skin.

     

    Did anyone of you visit him at home?

    Of course, no story would be complete without a truly ominous threat. The moment we landed back at home after I declined to run for president, she turned on her phone to see an e-mail from a Trump fan, a veteran who informed her that he knew the business end of a gun and told her directly that she should shut her mouth or he’d take action.
    We contacted law enforcement, she got her handgun-carry permit, and life returned to the new normal of daily Twitter harassment, until the day this month when an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline. That launched a brief, anxious search inside my father-in-law’s home for a potential intruder and yet another call to law enforcement.
     
    You guys really seem to have ticked him off.

    I have contributed to National Review for more than ten years now, and have been deeply involved in many of America’s most emotional culture-war battles for more than 20. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

     

    Summary:

    -David French claims that someone Tweeted images of his daughter’s face in a gas chamber, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. Her face was photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet”and a “dindu.”
    -David French claims that Trump supporters told him that his wife had slept with black men while, and that he loved to watch while his wife had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with a picture of David French watching.
    - Eric Erickson claimed that after he disinvited Trump from his "Red State" gathering, angry Trump supporters showed up at his house.
    -David French claims that his conversion to Judaism resulted in him facing death threats, so he had to file a police report.
    -Writer Bethany Mandel claimed that after tweeting about Trump’s "anti-Semitic followers," she was called “slimy Jewess” and told that she “deserves the oven.”
    -Ben Shapiro is especially disliked by Trump supporters. So is Jonah Goldberg.
    -David French claims that due to violent harassment, his wife now has to carry a handgun for her safety.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @bomag, @Anonymous, @Ian M.

    What’s interesting is that in his article on CRT, French cites Scripture to justify the idea of punishing children for the sins of their fathers.

    Yet, in the article you cite, he gets all righteously indignant when the alt-right does exactly that to his family.

    Well, here’s another bit of Scripture for French to chew on: maybe take that beam out of your own eye, hmmm?

  255. @Wilkey
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    As pretty much anyone who's ever objectively read the Christian scriptures can tell you, you can use them to justify pretty much every political belief and its polar opposite.

    For the love of all that's holy, God effectively commits genocide about a dozen times in the Old Testament alone. The Jewish holy day of Passover is a holiday that quite literally celebrates God executing hundreds of thousand of Egyptian men and children.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Ian M.

    God can’t ‘commit genocide’. Category error.

  256. @James J O'Meara
    @kaganovitch

    So-called "gnostics" (which basically means "wise" if you agree, or "wise guys" if you disagree) are people who "noticed" that the Jewish God was a bloodthirsty psychopath. They brought the "good news" that there was another, hitherto "unknown god", an "Alien God" who was nice; so nice, that he took pity on us, the slaves of YHVH (who was actually an inferior, psychopathic god), and ransomed us by offering his own son as a sacrifice (actually, he fooled YHVH, since being a son of god he could not be killed, ha ha!). Now all you have to do is believe in Him and he will save you ... from JHVH.

    Gnostics like Marcion were NOT "anti-semites" however. JHVH was a real (nasty) god, he was the god of the Israelites, and their scriptures were written by him, for them. Thus, he argued Christians should have their own scriptures, which he wrote: The Evangelion (proto-Luke) and the Apostolicon (the authentic letters of Paul).

    For reasons, their Catholic ("universal") rivals insisted on keeping the "Old" Testament and using it to "interpret" the "New" Testament (their re-written versions of Marcion's canon).

    This is why the Bible makes no sense, and you can find verses to defend any position. The "Catholics" bolted together the Jewish and Christian scriptures, and altered the latter, to include "non-gnostic" stuff they could quote. Then they killed everyone who "noticed" the contradictions, and destroyed their writings.

    Of course, if you "have faith" none of this is true (mere vain searching for knowledge and never reaching the present truth, as Paul says) and God reveals to you the simple, beautiful, and above all totally consistent Truth of his Word.

    We're lucky to have such a sensible religion, not one of those crazy Asian cults.

    Replies: @Ian M.

    Holy shit, I didn’t know Dan Brown was still writing low-grade dime novels for teenagers.

  257. As at least one commenter said explicitly, and others implied, David French is evil.

    If America had been founded by men promoting French’s sort of democidal Christianity, America wouldn’t exist today, because the Injuns would have wiped out our forebears.

    If America had been founded by men promoting French’s sort of genocidal, anti-White racism,… (ditto).

    French supported the Trayvon Martin Hoax, as did fellow “conservatives” Rich Lowry and David Frum. What do men like French, Lowry, and Frum (Bill Kristol, et al.) seek to conserve? Nothing. They’re after sinecures for themselves, and are willing to usher in an American Holocaust, to get them.

    But how are they fundamentally at odds with how the GOP has been towards ordinary Whites for generations?

    Kevin McCarthy personally destroyed the only pro-White member of Congress, Steve King.

    Whenever I read a GOPer cursing the Democrats (but not the GOP), I want to wretch. It was the GOP (Ike and Sen. Ralph Flanders) that stabbed Tailgunner Joe in the back. The GOP has always supported so-called civil rights, the most successful Communist front ever.

    As the late, left libertarian writer, Sidney Zion used to say, “It’s the two parties against the people.”

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Nicholas Stix

    French supported the Trayvon Martin Hoax, as did fellow “conservatives” Rich Lowry and David Frum. What do men like French, Lowry, and Frum (Bill Kristol, et al.) seek to conserve? Nothing. They’re after sinecures for themselves, and are willing to usher in an American Holocaust, to get them.

    Lowry opened his pages to Robert verBruggen, who most certainly did buy into the Crump-Julison narrative hook, line, and sinker. Not sure Lowry himself ever endorsed it. Rod Dreher also bought into it, but figured out after some weeks he'd been had (when photographs of Zimmerman covered in blood at the scene came to light). VerBruggen couldn't bring himself to acknowledge what had happened even after Zimmerman was acquitted; NB, in evidence was not only eyewitness accounts of Martin straddling Zimmerman and beating him, but the autopsy report which dovetailed with Zimmerman's account and the neighbor's account.

    , @Art Deco
    @Nicholas Stix

    It was the GOP (Ike and Sen. Ralph Flanders) that stabbed Tailgunner Joe in the back.

    McCarthy was an opportunist, a fraud, and a drunk.

  258. @Hi There
    @Mr. Rational


    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian. Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me
     
    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains. Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @res, @Paperback Writer, @Mr. Rational

    But statistically those incidents are rare.

    Fine, they are more common than the truly statistically rare incidents of white-on-black violence, which frame the endless megaphoned media narrative. For every Amaud Arbery, there are six dead whites.

    Check my arithmetic.

  259. @Hi There
    @Mr. Rational


    Tell it to Brittney Watts and Channon Christian. Random black people attack, rob and murder people like me
     
    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains. Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.

    But statistically those incidents are rare. Despite a recent uptick in violence, the US is generally more peaceful and there is a lower homicide rate than it the past. Also, most homicides committed by black perps target black victims.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @res, @Paperback Writer, @Mr. Rational

    You cite two horrific murders of innocent white people by black villains.

    I can cite a lot more than that.

    Yes, those incidents are horrific. And the individuals responsible for evil are evil.

    The individuals and institutions responsible for inciting those evils are evil.  Nkosi Thandiwe was incited to murder Brittney Watts by the CRT-equivalent he was indoctrinated with.  He, his instructors, and the institution which financed and encouraged them are all responsible and should be held criminally liable for her murder.  Sadly, only he has been.

    But statistically those incidents are rare.

    Even one is one too many.  The only solution is to get Africans out of America.

    No, I am not a citizenist.  I am a separationist.

  260. @res
    @MEH 0910


    Amazon appears to now be blocking Amazon links placed in Unz Review comments.
     
    That's interesting. Also annoying--especially since I don't see any way to click through the link manually.

    I wonder if that's something Ron can deal with. Perhaps just by displaying the hyperlink rather than trying to embed the content?

    Replies: @Mr. Rational, @MEH 0910

    Also annoying–especially since I don’t see any way to click through the link manually.

    Simple.

    1.  Right-click on the hyperlink.
    2.  Either drop down to “Copy link location” or hit “a”.
    3.  Control-T to open a new tab, control-V to paste the address, and hit return.

    • Replies: @res
    @Mr. Rational

    I tried that when the error graphic was displayed and it did not work. Were you able to make it work then? I also did not see the link in the bottom status bar when I hovered over it.

    Would a site error explain that? I would have expected the status bar and copy link to be browser based and work regardless. I commented on it because I was surprised by the behavior.

    P.S. Or perhaps it was pilot error on my part. Hard to be sure with no test case available now.

  261. @Supply and Demand
    French is one of the last great thinkers on the American Right. Why? Because he understands that CRT is a means to keep a productive, desirable, and thriving white managerial class in America. Racial awareness of white supremacy is a big part of that. It's the grease for the wheels of upper class white society

    That's why fringe lunatics like David Pinsen and "Bronze Age Pervert" on twitter spend half their waking hours concern trolling him. They are either Putin agents or lower-income scum.

    Replies: @MarkinLA, @Boomthorkell

    Knocking Putin and Russia, eh? Would Xi approve of such disloyal behavior towards a valued ally?

    Really, genuine Putin Agents in America would be a blessing compared to what exists.

  262. @Nicholas Stix
    As at least one commenter said explicitly, and others implied, David French is evil.

    If America had been founded by men promoting French’s sort of democidal Christianity, America wouldn’t exist today, because the Injuns would have wiped out our forebears.

    If America had been founded by men promoting French’s sort of genocidal, anti-White racism,… (ditto).

    French supported the Trayvon Martin Hoax, as did fellow “conservatives” Rich Lowry and David Frum. What do men like French, Lowry, and Frum (Bill Kristol, et al.) seek to conserve? Nothing. They’re after sinecures for themselves, and are willing to usher in an American Holocaust, to get them.

    But how are they fundamentally at odds with how the GOP has been towards ordinary Whites for generations?

    Kevin McCarthy personally destroyed the only pro-White member of Congress, Steve King.

    Whenever I read a GOPer cursing the Democrats (but not the GOP), I want to wretch. It was the GOP (Ike and Sen. Ralph Flanders) that stabbed Tailgunner Joe in the back. The GOP has always supported so-called civil rights, the most successful Communist front ever.

    As the late, left libertarian writer, Sidney Zion used to say, “It’s the two parties against the people.”

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Art Deco

    French supported the Trayvon Martin Hoax, as did fellow “conservatives” Rich Lowry and David Frum. What do men like French, Lowry, and Frum (Bill Kristol, et al.) seek to conserve? Nothing. They’re after sinecures for themselves, and are willing to usher in an American Holocaust, to get them.

    Lowry opened his pages to Robert verBruggen, who most certainly did buy into the Crump-Julison narrative hook, line, and sinker. Not sure Lowry himself ever endorsed it. Rod Dreher also bought into it, but figured out after some weeks he’d been had (when photographs of Zimmerman covered in blood at the scene came to light). VerBruggen couldn’t bring himself to acknowledge what had happened even after Zimmerman was acquitted; NB, in evidence was not only eyewitness accounts of Martin straddling Zimmerman and beating him, but the autopsy report which dovetailed with Zimmerman’s account and the neighbor’s account.

  263. @Nicholas Stix
    As at least one commenter said explicitly, and others implied, David French is evil.

    If America had been founded by men promoting French’s sort of democidal Christianity, America wouldn’t exist today, because the Injuns would have wiped out our forebears.

    If America had been founded by men promoting French’s sort of genocidal, anti-White racism,… (ditto).

    French supported the Trayvon Martin Hoax, as did fellow “conservatives” Rich Lowry and David Frum. What do men like French, Lowry, and Frum (Bill Kristol, et al.) seek to conserve? Nothing. They’re after sinecures for themselves, and are willing to usher in an American Holocaust, to get them.

    But how are they fundamentally at odds with how the GOP has been towards ordinary Whites for generations?

    Kevin McCarthy personally destroyed the only pro-White member of Congress, Steve King.

    Whenever I read a GOPer cursing the Democrats (but not the GOP), I want to wretch. It was the GOP (Ike and Sen. Ralph Flanders) that stabbed Tailgunner Joe in the back. The GOP has always supported so-called civil rights, the most successful Communist front ever.

    As the late, left libertarian writer, Sidney Zion used to say, “It’s the two parties against the people.”

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Art Deco

    It was the GOP (Ike and Sen. Ralph Flanders) that stabbed Tailgunner Joe in the back.

    McCarthy was an opportunist, a fraud, and a drunk.

  264. @res
    @MEH 0910


    Amazon appears to now be blocking Amazon links placed in Unz Review comments.
     
    That's interesting. Also annoying--especially since I don't see any way to click through the link manually.

    I wonder if that's something Ron can deal with. Perhaps just by displaying the hyperlink rather than trying to embed the content?

    Replies: @Mr. Rational, @MEH 0910

    For whatever reason, the Amazon link is working again.

  265. res says:
    @Mr. Rational
    @res


    Also annoying–especially since I don’t see any way to click through the link manually.
     
    Simple.

    1.  Right-click on the hyperlink.
    2.  Either drop down to "Copy link location" or hit "a".
    3.  Control-T to open a new tab, control-V to paste the address, and hit return.

    Replies: @res

    I tried that when the error graphic was displayed and it did not work. Were you able to make it work then? I also did not see the link in the bottom status bar when I hovered over it.

    Would a site error explain that? I would have expected the status bar and copy link to be browser based and work regardless. I commented on it because I was surprised by the behavior.

    P.S. Or perhaps it was pilot error on my part. Hard to be sure with no test case available now.

  266. res says:
    @Hi There
    @bomag


    We need public policy that is mean to strangers — keeps them out of our country; cuts off their grift check.
     
    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.

    Kum Ba Yah is not a good long term strategy.
     
    Putting your own interests first, living a good fulfilling life, and being grateful for it, is the good strategy.

    Replies: @West reanimator, @res

    I support immigration restriction. And I support eliminating the welfare state. None of that requires being mean to anyone.

    The media seems to disagree quite strongly with that last sentence.

    Putting your own interests first, living a good fulfilling life, and being grateful for it, is the good strategy.

    Agreed. The question is how to respond when people or groups interfere with doing that.

  267. @MEH 0910
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/structural-racism-isnt-wokeness-its

    Christians must be open to truth from any source.
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Reality-Truths-about-America/dp/1641771976/

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1412962047327834115

    https://twitter.com/Biorealism/status/1413005914924224515

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910

    For a work attempting to tackle difficult, even intractable, subjects, Facing Reality is surprisingly spare. At a mere 168 pages, it is considerably shorter than the 500-plus pages of Murray’s previous book, Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class. That’s because there are only two big ideas being forwarded: that different races in America “have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability.” That’s it. Though there is more reasoning and analysis between the covers, the whole work rests on these two pillars.

    But why read a book on this topic when you can discover these facts within a few minutes? Tables on SAT scores by race are available in the Journal of Blacks In Higher Education, which pointed out in 2005 that “whites were more than seven times as likely as blacks to score 700 or above on the verbal SAT.” Wikipedia, meanwhile, has an entry entitled “Race and Crime in the United States,” which plainly states that a bit over 50 percent of victims and offenders in homicides are African American. The same website tells us that African Americans are about 13 percent of America’s population. Would you also be surprised to face the reality that the perpetrators of homicides are overwhelmingly young and male as well? These dots are there for anyone to connect if they like.

    And yet very few choose to do so. Indeed, the failure—refusal, even—to connect the dots has become a vaunted feature, not a bug, of 2021’s regnant culture. Acknowledging unambiguous patterns of this kind will often result in the rebuke that some beliefs are divine mysteries, to be accepted on faith rather than analyzed more deeply.

  268. @MEH 0910
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/structural-racism-isnt-wokeness-its

    Christians must be open to truth from any source.
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Reality-Truths-about-America/dp/1641771976/

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1412962047327834115

    https://twitter.com/Biorealism/status/1413005914924224515

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/swinshi/status/1421195997577875456

    https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/1421226077297516551

    https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/1421237892664471552
    https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/1421237894447042562

  269. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/1421073352886718468

    Replies: @MEH 0910

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