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From Convos with Cosmo, the website of Baton Rouge cop-killer Gavin Long:

MAN-datory Reading List
June 27, 2016 By Cosmo Leave a Comment

In 2015 I read 135 books. In 2014 78 books. Successful people consume alot of relevevant-beneficial information. These are the Books that prepare you for the top, but also shine light on the common pitfalls on your way to getting there. Some are historical. Some are new. Some are classics. Some are fiction. But all are enlightening, inspirational, and empowering.

These are the books that every man must have in his library of information. This list will be updated regularly so check back on a regular basis.

1. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen

This is truly a book I would recommend to anyone…and the only reason I would recommend a book is if it’s had a significant impact on my life in practical ways…and this book has done just that. This was one of the very first self-help books that I read. I read it at the age of 16 and it resulted in me losing 80lbs! It instantly made me more consciously aware of my decisions and how the seemingly insignificant choices we make can alter our life dramatically. This book jump-started my personal transformation. The principles in this book made me hundreds of thousands of dollars.

2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A current bestseller, you’ve probably seen Coates’ interview on “The Daily Show” (amazing). An absolutely necessary book about what it’s like to be black in America. Coates was inspired in part by the tragic death of one of his close friends at the hands of the police. When Toni Morrison says something is “required reading,” you don’t question it. Read it!

3. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John D. Mann …

4. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

This is the title I immediately and robotically recite anytime someone is looking for a book recommendation. By far the most infuriating book I’ve read, but vital for anyone that’s looking to understand why the #BlackLivesMatter movement exists. Why Black people are angry. And why the black father is absent in most Black homes (done so intentionally via the system of White Supremacy). It’s an unrelenting and exhaustively researched book into our system of mass incarceration, which Alexander compares to the Jim Crow laws that justified and enforced segregation in the first half of the twentieth century. If after reading this book you’re still unconvinced that there is systemic abuse and oppression toward Black people, I suggest you check yourself into the mental ward. …

Genius T. Coates isn’t used to finishing second in literary contests, but he’ll just have to learn to live with the fact that it’s too late to convince Gavin Long that everybody else was right in saying Between the World and Me was the #1 book. That’s one award Coates will just have to do without.

From the New York Times:

Baton Rouge Shooting Jolts a Nation on Edge
By JULIE BLOOM, RICHARD FAUSSET and MIKE McPHATE JULY 17, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. — A gunman fatally shot three law enforcement officers and wounded three others here on Sunday before being killed in a shootout with the police. The attack’s motive was unclear as of Sunday evening, leaving an anxious nation to wonder whether the anger over recent police shootings had prompted another act of retaliation against officers.

I dunno but I could probably take a wild guess …

 
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  1. As BO proves, with enough AA anyone can be #1.

  2. As Jamil Smith says, context matters:

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Dave Pinsen

    I let him know the Baton Rouge shooter was also a Coates fan:
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/754916029676027904

    , @snorlax
    @Dave Pinsen

    It's funny; I seem to vaguely recall a time when the greatest of all human sins was Blaming the Victim. Anyone else?

    , @Dirk Dagger
    @Dave Pinsen

    Lt. Brian Rice: Not guilty; all counts … undocumented sale on at your local Bal'more CVS!

  3. @Dave Pinsen
    As Jamil Smith says, context matters:
    https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/754705405498892288

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @snorlax, @Dirk Dagger

    I let him know the Baton Rouge shooter was also a Coates fan:

  4. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    My sympathies are with the victims and not the shooters …

    But I do realize that Gavin Long was an intelligent guy who, in the final analysis, could not break out of the New World Order paradigm. (NWO for lack of a better term).

    Guys like Gavin Long — and Quentin Tarantino! — simply can’t process Obama as a frontman for the same old money masters, and that we ALL are living through the NWO’s vicious Divide & Conquer plan for total domination.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don't know about the "New World Order", but:

    It's hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday's FT (link in the tweet below).


    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain's new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s -- a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It's a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/754629989438459904

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Man From K Street, @yaqub the mad scientist, @E. Rekshun, @Forbes, @El Dato

  5. mukat says: • Website

    Less BLM, more Larry Summers. The dude came out in favor of nationalism. Steve should have twenty-three Drudge sirens going 24/7 for Summers’ column.

    Investing bigwig Grantham has also come out against all immigration in Europe, going back to the 1960’s. (see link). He says social cohesion is important. Of course, he says N. America is an exception b/c of the Zeroth amendment. But it’s really something for a progressive.

    Grantham, who’s undoubtedly a centi-millionaire / billionaire, and elderly, notes that his statement involves ‘career risk’.

    Everything’s trumping up roses.

  6. 2 weeks ago he was reviewing veggie chips on Youtube:

  7. @Anonymous
    My sympathies are with the victims and not the shooters ...

    But I do realize that Gavin Long was an intelligent guy who, in the final analysis, could not break out of the New World Order paradigm. (NWO for lack of a better term).

    Guys like Gavin Long -- and Quentin Tarantino! -- simply can't process Obama as a frontman for the same old money masters, and that we ALL are living through the NWO's vicious Divide & Conquer plan for total domination.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don’t know about the “New World Order”, but:

    It’s hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday’s FT (link in the tweet below).

    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain’s new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s — a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It’s a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    Well what I mean by NWO is that there are policies put in place (not voted on) by the puppeteers of our government which are destroying the black communities and all of the other communities outside the top 2 percent.

    Black rage should be focused on "the program":

    A. Mass low skill immigration
    B. Unfair trade agreements
    C. Govt attacks on Christianity/family/fatherhood
    D. Second Amendment curtailment in inner cities

    This program is the problem for blacks. This program should be the focus of the rage. Instead the focus is "da crackas" ........

    Btw There aren't any prominent black activists protesting The Program because there's no money in it! Soros won't give you a dime unless you shut up about these issues.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Wilkey

    , @The Man From K Street
    @Dave Pinsen

    If Silicon Valley in the 2010s is for America what Hollywood was for the 1930s, then maybe Pokemon Go and other witless social media apps are today's MGM musicals--the mirthful opiate that keeps the masses able to get up in the morning.

    Replies: @Forbes

    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    @Dave Pinsen

    It’s hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    You could tie together a lot of the discussion on ISteve into single theme: the collapse of opportunity and direction for 95-105 IQ men in general, or the Hollowing Out of the (Bell Curve ) Hump. That's what the "hollowing out of the economy" is: the end of jobs for that large demographic, and that filters down to how our schools are structured. The entire educational system clusters its focus on the tails. That's demographically the "coalition of the fringes"-the tails.

    And do our social myths. The dignity of the skilled common man has gone as well- partially papered over by elites who deride the post-WWII prosperity boom under that countaer-narrative of the 1950's being some kind of fascist hellhole.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Anonymous

    , @E. Rekshun
    @Dave Pinsen

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact.

    How was this mass murderer intelligent? He might be a voracious reader (according to him) and might have had above average verbal skills, but what made him intelligent?


    I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts

    No matter how "smart" this guy or anyone might be, they still got to start near the bottom of any organization, get up out of bed everyday, get along w/ coworkers, swallow a lot of crap, and slog through at least eight hours of drudgery at least five days a week. And, as a "clean and articulate" black male and military vet, Long would have a leg up w/ affirmative action and veterans' preferences. I haven't read anything about Long holding down a 9-to-5. I think it's most likely that Long was just a guy that liked to lay around reading and bloviating on YouTube.

    , @Forbes
    @Dave Pinsen


    but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    Whaa??

    Am I supposed to know/assume that "the traumas of 2008" is a reference to the so-called global financial crisis?

    For some/many, the "traumas of 2008" could be considered the election of Barack Obama.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    , @El Dato
    @Dave Pinsen

    The American dream may be under attack, but at California's Hacker Dojo it's very much alive

    So a "Hacker Dojo" is a like a zoo?

    Seriously, who do youthful starry-eyed coders ("hackers") have to with the American Dream? They can hope for some of the newly printed Wall Street Money to get shifted their way so that they can work their ass off till they are mercilessly squashed when the bubble pops and all their work is revealed as malinvestments. They may afterwards get hounded for back taxes and outstanding debts, too. Not good!

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  8. These are the books that every man must have in his library of information.

    Sheeeeiiit, dawg. No list is complete without the Collected Works of Smoove B.

  9. His writing samples evince intelligence far above the negro average, perhaps even above Caucasian average intelligence.

    Odd that he chose to throw his life away with this gesture; maybe this reflects the power of media brainwashing.

    If he had completed a college degree he might have been rewarded with a soft diversity executive job by many a large corporation eager for eeoc bona fides

    • Replies: @Keith Vaz
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Like POTUS or Attorney General.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

    , @Former Darfur
    @jesse helms think-alike

    He wasn't book-stupid, he was reality-stupid.

    He probably could have gotten a free ride through Harvard and wound up The Big Black Man.

    , @Dave Pinsen
    @jesse helms think-alike

    It's possible the odds are stacked against smart African American men (probably more after what this one has done). Put yourself in the shoes of an admissions officer or hiring manager. If the applicant is an intelligent African immigrant or a Sidney Poitier / Barack Obama type, you'd jump on the chance to admit or hire him. But you might think twice about hiring someone who presents the slightest hint of danger. It's safer hiring a woman, plus you can tick off two diversity boxes in one that way.

    Replies: @WhatEvvs, @E. Rekshun

    , @Olorin
    @jesse helms think-alike

    This would support the perspective of some population genetics people that blacks' intelligence or lack of it is not their defining racial feature, wouldn't it?

    Never mind his writing samples--what about his reading samples? When a white person commits a mass killing, all we hear about is how everyone on their reading list or online bookmarks is a party to the crime.

    The press needs to beat a path to T. Genius's door right away and ask him why he is such a racist who makes other people murder black bodies and leave black babies fatherless.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @Big Bill
    @jesse helms think-alike

    The shooter is a Tragic Mulatto.

    Listen to the first few minutes of his video in which he hands out his book to a couple of backyard bruthas.

    Like some revival preacher, he desperately pitches them on his Good Book, giving it away free. He doesn't even know the dudes he is talking to. He talks down to them, referring to them as "you darker bruthas" and tries to create solidarity and belongingness by saying he "knows" the suffering and oppression they "go through". (And, by implication, confesses that he does NOT experience.)

    Like Obama, the shooter needed to feel he is a part of something, loved by someone, looked up to by someone, for something ... ANYthing.

    One of the tragedies of WEB Dubois' Talented Tenth ideology is the racial alienation and guilt it produces in some intelligent (read: "mixed race") black folks. Dubois teaches smart black folks to separate themselves, leave the ghetto, go off and get an education. And, like Obama's wife, they do so with a sigh of relief. Why relief? Because they like living in safety, comfort, and being around smarter, higher motivated people. And that is where they get stuck, particularly if they wind up attending a white college in a white community. Alienated and separated from regular, everyday black folks, yet too different to really be a part of white society. Neither fish nor fowl.

    If the shooter had stayed in the black community, if he had gone to Howard and made intelligent black friends, there's a good chance he would have bonded with similar "strivers" and found a middle class, educated, Talented Tenth community in which to live (Atlanta?), instead of trolling the ghetto and handing out self-improvement books to guys who don't even read, and ultimately shooting some cops to prove he was "down wif da hood".

    Replies: @Father O'Hara

    , @Jay Fink
    @jesse helms think-alike

    The Dallas police killer also seemed to have an above average black IQ. Higher than your typical street thug.

    Replies: @Brutusale

  10. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don't know about the "New World Order", but:

    It's hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday's FT (link in the tweet below).


    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain's new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s -- a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It's a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/754629989438459904

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Man From K Street, @yaqub the mad scientist, @E. Rekshun, @Forbes, @El Dato

    Well what I mean by NWO is that there are policies put in place (not voted on) by the puppeteers of our government which are destroying the black communities and all of the other communities outside the top 2 percent.

    Black rage should be focused on “the program”:

    A. Mass low skill immigration
    B. Unfair trade agreements
    C. Govt attacks on Christianity/family/fatherhood
    D. Second Amendment curtailment in inner cities

    This program is the problem for blacks. This program should be the focus of the rage. Instead the focus is “da crackas” ……..

    Btw There aren’t any prominent black activists protesting The Program because there’s no money in it! Soros won’t give you a dime unless you shut up about these issues.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    @Anonymous

    The problem is that your planks are still standard Conservatism Inc. boilerplate.

    -Blacks dislike immigration, but are far more invested into resenting YT
    -The shooter was probably a Muslim, or at the very least a fellow traveler
    -The problem with black crime has little to do with gun control. Blacks in Toronto are also disproportionately violent. As are South African blacks.

    For a black person to adopt even run-of-the mill conservatism, they are turning their back on 90% of their community. For one of them to become sympathetic to the ethnic continuity of white conservatives, is about as likely as either of us becoming Alawis in Bashar Assad's army.

    You are correct at BLM being a Soros directed movement, but you don't see the resentment that is fueling it. It existed before any of us heard of Trayvon Martin or Ferguson, Missouri.

    Replies: @DCThrowback

    , @Wilkey
    @Anonymous

    Black rage should be focused on “the program”:
    A. Mass low skill immigration


    In a sane world blacks would be opposed to the mass immigration of low-skilled workers, but that would require them to publicly admit that blacks are, disproportionately, only suited for low-skilled work. That's never gunna happen.

    So the black working class will be destroyed out of pride, and out of the fact that a huge percentage of them would rather have no job at all than to have a "demeaning" one that requires them to answer to a (probably white) boss and earn less than what they feel they are worth.

    Replies: @bomag

  11. A few observations here:

    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means “listen while I lecture to you”. You can’t have an actual conversation on YouTube, but you can present a lecture.

    2. Not all blacks who still wear dashikis are cop killers, but all recent cop killers wear dashikis.

    3. Another 3 byline special by the NYT, and yet between the 3 of them, they can’t even guess at a motive. Maybe they can get the reporters who wrote the stories about Dylan Roof – they had no problem reach a conclusion on even less information.

    4. “The attack’s motive was unclear” – a new low. They couldn’t say “a rifle rampages in Baton Rouge”. Attacks don’t have motives. Attackers have motives.

    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.

    6. Too bad about Genius T. Coates. Better luck next time.

    7. This “everything is spinning out of control” state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media’s best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    They seem to be cornball brothers trying to overcompensate.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Dave Pinsen
    @Jack D

    You can leave comments on a YouTube video (unless they're disabled), so in that sense, you can have a conversation.

    , @Clyde
    @Jack D


    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.
     
    They are a bad bread recipe that nearly always comes out half baked.
    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Jack D


    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means “listen while I lecture to you”.
     
    A sleb guest shoehorned into the astonishing Scandy/American foulweather rampage towards to Claret Jug the other day, jester/ caddy Michael Collins, was confessing in agreement to something one of the Brit commentators said about female communication skills. If the response from the little lady about Absolutely Any Conceivable Subject is ".. fine ..", then ...
    Collins: "Yeah it's like when you hear "we need to talk", well you know you ain't gonna be doin' a whole lotta talkin' ".
    They all agreed that actually, physically running away when this sort of response/ opener is fielded is the least-worst option. It's only ever going one way.
    , @Lurker
    @Jack D


    This “everything is spinning out of control” state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media’s best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.
     
    It does seem odd. Riling up the black population against the regime when your own side is already the regime. Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about - the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right - at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Expletive Deleted, @Forbes

  12. @jesse helms think-alike
    His writing samples evince intelligence far above the negro average, perhaps even above Caucasian average intelligence.

    Odd that he chose to throw his life away with this gesture; maybe this reflects the power of media brainwashing.

    If he had completed a college degree he might have been rewarded with a soft diversity executive job by many a large corporation eager for eeoc bona fides

    Replies: @Keith Vaz, @Former Darfur, @Dave Pinsen, @Olorin, @Big Bill, @Jay Fink

    Like POTUS or Attorney General.

    • Agree: Percy Gryce
    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    @Keith Vaz

    What an idiot, this Gavin Long.

    As if killing street cops was going to scare anyone with real power.

    Harold Covington's novels deal with the prospect of revolutionaries, serious revolutionaries, having to deal with the police in a far more serious matter. If you're really going to have a revolution, the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks. While it might be necessary to get rid of an occasional bad actor, you do it discreetly and one on one, and you make every move considering that when it's over the victorious revolutionaries and the cops have to live with each other. Murdering random cops is the worst possible move. Plus, and the bigger key, YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY WITH, and BE SEEN TO have gotten away with, whatever sanctions you take. If you kill two or three people only to be blown up, shot down, or arrested, tried and put in the slammer or get the needle, the system has won that skirmish. None of these dopes have figured that out.

    The IRA, for all its faults, mostly figured that out. They lost a few, like Bobby Sands, MP, RIP, but usually they got away. That's why Gerry Adams got to shake hands with Her Majesty instead of spending his life in Wandsworth.

    Blacks aren't even smart enough to revolt properly. At least, that's the message these people have so far conveyed.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Harry Baldwin, @27 year old, @BenKenobi, @bomag

  13. @Keith Vaz
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Like POTUS or Attorney General.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

    What an idiot, this Gavin Long.

    As if killing street cops was going to scare anyone with real power.

    Harold Covington’s novels deal with the prospect of revolutionaries, serious revolutionaries, having to deal with the police in a far more serious matter. If you’re really going to have a revolution, the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks. While it might be necessary to get rid of an occasional bad actor, you do it discreetly and one on one, and you make every move considering that when it’s over the victorious revolutionaries and the cops have to live with each other. Murdering random cops is the worst possible move. Plus, and the bigger key, YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY WITH, and BE SEEN TO have gotten away with, whatever sanctions you take. If you kill two or three people only to be blown up, shot down, or arrested, tried and put in the slammer or get the needle, the system has won that skirmish. None of these dopes have figured that out.

    The IRA, for all its faults, mostly figured that out. They lost a few, like Bobby Sands, MP, RIP, but usually they got away. That’s why Gerry Adams got to shake hands with Her Majesty instead of spending his life in Wandsworth.

    Blacks aren’t even smart enough to revolt properly. At least, that’s the message these people have so far conveyed.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    @Former Darfur

    The IRA figured it out when they lost the support of the USSR, and then Gaddafi.

    But Rep. Peter King (R-NY) was with them the whole time.

    Did he ever get a Belfast mural?

    Replies: @Anonymous Nephew, @Frau Katze

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Former Darfur

    I can't agree. If you sacrifice your own life killing one police officer, let alone three or five, you have shaken the system in this country. The idea that radical blacks are beginning to act like jihadis, willing to die to kill their enemy, is truly alarming.

    If every Jew had been able to kill even one of the Gestapo agents that came to take him away, it would have made a difference.

    BTW, you bring up Gerry Adams. To me, Black Lives Matter is the Gerry Adams to the black radicals' IRA. It maintains a plausible deniability. (At least plausible to our president, who praises it.)

    , @27 year old
    @Former Darfur

    It will however scare the street cops and if there is no one willing to carry out the orders of those with Real Power, because they are in fear for their lives, that's something. It might not get you a northwest republic, but it is something. Also Harold Covington's definition of a successful revolution is one in which the existing regime buys off the revolutionary leadership, which is, uh, a convinient idea for a would be revolutionary leader.

    > And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?

    , @BenKenobi
    @Former Darfur

    I met HAC a couple times. He signed my copy of The Brigade.

    I really think the Old Man is on to something.

    , @bomag
    @Former Darfur


    the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks.
     
    Cop culture is an emergent characteristic, with limited influence from the paymaster. The effect of these attacks is to move the threshold on the acceptable level of criminality.

    Replies: @prusmc

  14. Too bad for the Narrative the racial angle is predominant in this guy’s motivations. They could’ve gotten some play out if the “Alpha” thing ala Elliot Rodgers. Not that they won’t try.

  15. To the residents of Baton Rouge:

    Sucks to be White and You.

    Being a pussy has a price: Fear.

    The “vomit in your mouth a little” kind of fear too many white folks have never known:

    Also, I’d like to recognize the folks who say, “why do you need a semi-automatic rifle, when our founding fathers have single-shot flintlocks, and never imagined semi-automatic rifles? Why can’t we just have single-loading weapons as our forefathers intended?”

    One answer is, because back then, blacks weren’t free.

    Now they are. How’s that been working out?

    Twenty-five years from now, when our population has doubled, the stress on resources doubled–at least–do you think, pending any food or gas shortages, relations with blacks and everybody else, including blacks, will be better, the same, or not as good?

    The rational conclusion might lead you to get your fanny to a gun range, and ask to join a class on weapons handling and shooting. When they approve of your skill, purchase a semi-automatic weapon, keep it in the bedroom closet, and thank me later.

    If the fellows in the video had one in their closet, the look on their faces would be of semi-bemusement, instead of fear, not to mention they could have shot the moron in the head right then and there, and been the rock stars of their Neighborhood Watch group.

    And isn’t that a good thing?

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @yowza

    "Twenty-five years from now, when our population has doubled, the stress on resources doubled–at least–do you think, pending any food or gas shortages, relations with blacks and everybody else, including blacks, will be better, the same, or not as good?

    The rational conclusion might lead you to get your fanny to a gun range, and ask to join a class on weapons handling and shooting. When they approve of your skill, purchase a semi-automatic weapon, keep it in the bedroom closet, and thank me later."

    Good advice--as far as it goes, which isn't far enough. You need more than one gun--yes, i realize you can only shoot one at a time. Just as having a second car or spare keys or any other kind of backup is wise, having more than one gun is wise. And ammo. You really can't have too much ammo.

    You should also look into reloading and casting bullets.

    Most importantly, don't stick that gun in a closet. Regular practice at the range is essential.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  16. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The lying media went for a whole day with their “the motives are unclear” when one of his Youtube videos pretty explicitly went to discuss Dallas killings and how he “knew, knew long before that” the truth of what police does to black males in this uber racist country. A real mystery!

    His account is now deleted but the cause of deletion is mis-stated:
    “I Am Cosmo has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.”

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    @Anonymous

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/i-really-have-to-take-a-day-off-to-clean-out-the-garage/#comment-1491304

    The Narrative is no backlash allowed when the aggressor isn't a WCM.

    When an aggressor is found with the slightest tendency to be a WCM:

    (OKC-McVeigh, not religious),
    (Norway, Breivik, not religious)
    (Atlanta, Olympic bombing, questionable),
    (Tucson, shooter was a mentally deranged "anarchist")
    (Charleston, shooter despised average conservatives,the victims were Christian)

    The entire political right is told to fell ashamed and grovel at the hands of the leftist cultural monolith.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

    , @tbraton
    @Anonymous

    Don't you know that a black guy openly proclaiming on video that he is going to shoot white cops no more establishes motives for his shooting of white cops than an organization labeling itself "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" means it's Islamic?

  17. @Jack D
    A few observations here:

    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means "listen while I lecture to you". You can't have an actual conversation on YouTube, but you can present a lecture.

    2. Not all blacks who still wear dashikis are cop killers, but all recent cop killers wear dashikis.

    3. Another 3 byline special by the NYT, and yet between the 3 of them, they can't even guess at a motive. Maybe they can get the reporters who wrote the stories about Dylan Roof - they had no problem reach a conclusion on even less information.

    4. "The attack’s motive was unclear" - a new low. They couldn't say "a rifle rampages in Baton Rouge". Attacks don't have motives. Attackers have motives.

    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.

    6. Too bad about Genius T. Coates. Better luck next time.

    7. This "everything is spinning out of control" state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media's best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dave Pinsen, @Clyde, @Expletive Deleted, @Lurker

    They seem to be cornball brothers trying to overcompensate.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    I agree with the overcompensate part but I don't think they fit the actual definition of a cornball. Having (fake) intellectual pretensions alone (even though the ability to write in complete sentences is associated with "acting white") doesn't make your a cornball if they are all devoted to blackety black blackness. A true cornball is someone like OJ who thinks he has transcended blackness and is just another American now, at least until he gets arrested and can pull out his race card.

  18. Tarantino should make an Oscar-bait movie about Long called “The Relevevant.”

  19. Maybe a policeman once shoved him on an escalator and said “Come on!”

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Cryptogenic

    Unz, come on!! When is the LOL button going to be a reality!?

  20. @jesse helms think-alike
    His writing samples evince intelligence far above the negro average, perhaps even above Caucasian average intelligence.

    Odd that he chose to throw his life away with this gesture; maybe this reflects the power of media brainwashing.

    If he had completed a college degree he might have been rewarded with a soft diversity executive job by many a large corporation eager for eeoc bona fides

    Replies: @Keith Vaz, @Former Darfur, @Dave Pinsen, @Olorin, @Big Bill, @Jay Fink

    He wasn’t book-stupid, he was reality-stupid.

    He probably could have gotten a free ride through Harvard and wound up The Big Black Man.

  21. @Jack D
    A few observations here:

    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means "listen while I lecture to you". You can't have an actual conversation on YouTube, but you can present a lecture.

    2. Not all blacks who still wear dashikis are cop killers, but all recent cop killers wear dashikis.

    3. Another 3 byline special by the NYT, and yet between the 3 of them, they can't even guess at a motive. Maybe they can get the reporters who wrote the stories about Dylan Roof - they had no problem reach a conclusion on even less information.

    4. "The attack’s motive was unclear" - a new low. They couldn't say "a rifle rampages in Baton Rouge". Attacks don't have motives. Attackers have motives.

    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.

    6. Too bad about Genius T. Coates. Better luck next time.

    7. This "everything is spinning out of control" state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media's best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dave Pinsen, @Clyde, @Expletive Deleted, @Lurker

    You can leave comments on a YouTube video (unless they’re disabled), so in that sense, you can have a conversation.

  22. @jesse helms think-alike
    His writing samples evince intelligence far above the negro average, perhaps even above Caucasian average intelligence.

    Odd that he chose to throw his life away with this gesture; maybe this reflects the power of media brainwashing.

    If he had completed a college degree he might have been rewarded with a soft diversity executive job by many a large corporation eager for eeoc bona fides

    Replies: @Keith Vaz, @Former Darfur, @Dave Pinsen, @Olorin, @Big Bill, @Jay Fink

    It’s possible the odds are stacked against smart African American men (probably more after what this one has done). Put yourself in the shoes of an admissions officer or hiring manager. If the applicant is an intelligent African immigrant or a Sidney Poitier / Barack Obama type, you’d jump on the chance to admit or hire him. But you might think twice about hiring someone who presents the slightest hint of danger. It’s safer hiring a woman, plus you can tick off two diversity boxes in one that way.

    • Replies: @WhatEvvs
    @Dave Pinsen

    The entry about weight loss showed someone with fair-to-middling IQ, and grit. He lost 80 pounds when he was 16, not an easy task. He didn't know how to succeed, but he identified behaviors that were leading to failure. This is resourceful thinking.

    It is tough to be a racial minority. Google "white" and "Ghana."

    @Dave Pinsen, Heterosexual black men have a very hard time in the free market, which is why so many of them are in government/quasi government areas of the economy. Oddly, gay black men are not seen as a threat and so do better than (a) straight black men and (b) white gay men.

    https://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S40/00/87A28/index.xml?section=topstories

    , @E. Rekshun
    @Dave Pinsen

    But you might think twice about hiring someone who presents the slightest hint of danger.

    True, but they [black males] still get hired. Certianly not white-collar work, but my City's large water department specifically seeks out black ex-cons to work in the water plant (to the exclusion of clean-record Whites). The ex-cons earn their water treatment certificates in prison, many having served 10+ years for manslaughter and other violent crimes.

    It’s safer hiring a woman, plus you can tick off two diversity boxes in one that way.

    My White female boss just bragged about accomplishing this a couple of weeks ago after hiring a black female administrative assistant! And, yes, literally, two boxes get checked off on the quarterly report to the US EEOC. (Plus the new hire is a retired military veteran, so three boxes!)

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  23. OT: Here is a counterpoint to those who think that German politics is going to be torn apart by immigration. Here is Hannelore Kraft, the Minister President of Germany’s largest state, Northrhine-Westphalia (also the location of Cologne), and a member of the SPD, saying that she is “happy the borders are closed.” http://m.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bild-1103448-1024398.html

    German politics has a huge advantage over ours because the left is split between union-heavy SPD, the lifestyle-liberal Greens, and the left wing cranks and DDR nostaligists of the Left party.

    • Replies: @Discard
    @Horseball

    If they don't kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won't matter. It's just one step back after five steps forward.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Buffalo Joe, @gbloco

    , @German_reader
    @Horseball

    "German politics has a huge advantage over ours "

    Maybe 20 years ago, but not today. The SPD are immigration fanatics as well, and very pro-Islamic. And there is no, absolutely no intention discernible to actually deport many of those who came last year and shouldn't have any right to stay even under liberal asylum regimes...in fact the trend is for "integration", that is anybody can stay and will eventually be naturalized.
    And of course the Cologne sex assaults have gone almost totally unpunished which can only be regarded as encouragement for more of the same.
    It's difficult for me to convey in words, but I find the political atmosphere in Germany to be suffocating...it's like a nightmare that unfortunately is all too real.

  24. @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    Well what I mean by NWO is that there are policies put in place (not voted on) by the puppeteers of our government which are destroying the black communities and all of the other communities outside the top 2 percent.

    Black rage should be focused on "the program":

    A. Mass low skill immigration
    B. Unfair trade agreements
    C. Govt attacks on Christianity/family/fatherhood
    D. Second Amendment curtailment in inner cities

    This program is the problem for blacks. This program should be the focus of the rage. Instead the focus is "da crackas" ........

    Btw There aren't any prominent black activists protesting The Program because there's no money in it! Soros won't give you a dime unless you shut up about these issues.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Wilkey

    The problem is that your planks are still standard Conservatism Inc. boilerplate.

    -Blacks dislike immigration, but are far more invested into resenting YT
    -The shooter was probably a Muslim, or at the very least a fellow traveler
    -The problem with black crime has little to do with gun control. Blacks in Toronto are also disproportionately violent. As are South African blacks.

    For a black person to adopt even run-of-the mill conservatism, they are turning their back on 90% of their community. For one of them to become sympathetic to the ethnic continuity of white conservatives, is about as likely as either of us becoming Alawis in Bashar Assad’s army.

    You are correct at BLM being a Soros directed movement, but you don’t see the resentment that is fueling it. It existed before any of us heard of Trayvon Martin or Ferguson, Missouri.

    • Replies: @DCThrowback
    @Maj. Kong

    You're incorrect. If Conservatism, Inc, offered what Anonymous was suggesting, we'd all be voting for Ted Cruz for POTUS. The boilerplate is globalist clap-trap in reality, wrapped in fake-nationalist/liberty bs for public consumption in order to fool the rubes again. In Conservatism, Inc's defense, there is no Communist or War on Terror to keep the Cucks in line against the godless liberal horde.

    As Trump has shown, it's all show, no go. These people are out for themselves and their corporate/MIC paymasters. Obama/Hillary are evil! rhetoric was just that.

    They were able to subdue the Tea Party, but the USS Trump has so far been able to withstand and defeat them. He has shown there is no there there.

    re: the blacks, they will always be opposed to what the white majority wants, even though I believe their elites secretly know it's the best thing for them as a people...as long as those same elites don't have to live w/ them.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong

  25. The blog comes across as hugely narcissistic and focused on aspects of manliness. He seems to have put in a lot of effort into the ‘CWC’ logo on his ‘Conversations with Cosmo’ site. The quality of blog posts seems to vary, but this one is congent, for what it is worth.

    http://convoswithcosmo.com/13-traits-in-a-man-no-woman-can-resist/

    He also says elsewhere

    I have been happily celibate for almost 2 and a half years. It surely hasn’t been easy (especially for a man who is used to having a plethora of women) but in that time I have written three books, self-published them, started a radio station, healed past trauma’s and leveled-up my spirituality.

    The blog seems to have been started in April 2016 with the post

    http://convoswithcosmo.com/the-end-game-of-the-beta-male-4-14-2016/

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    @PiltdownMan

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/a-conversation-with-harvey-mansfield/article/2002313

  26. @Horseball
    OT: Here is a counterpoint to those who think that German politics is going to be torn apart by immigration. Here is Hannelore Kraft, the Minister President of Germany's largest state, Northrhine-Westphalia (also the location of Cologne), and a member of the SPD, saying that she is "happy the borders are closed." http://m.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bild-1103448-1024398.html

    German politics has a huge advantage over ours because the left is split between union-heavy SPD, the lifestyle-liberal Greens, and the left wing cranks and DDR nostaligists of the Left party.

    Replies: @Discard, @German_reader

    If they don’t kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won’t matter. It’s just one step back after five steps forward.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Discard


    If they don’t kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won’t matter. It’s just one step back after five steps forward.
     
    Exactly right. Most people are not mathematical thinkers--including unfortunately all our "elites". People do not realize the huge *demographic* impact of this wave.

    This was--in one year--a million+ young *men*. There are only 5m German men in their 20s. Some later cohorts are even smaller. 10m is probably a good estimate of the size of the male half of a the current German "breeding generation". These refugees will on average either eventually bring in foreign women or displace German men in breeding. So essentially in one year, Germany created a huge 10% hostile racial minority population. What the US did with slavery--in one year!

    If they don't keep these guys as "refugees" and send them back--they are screwed. And realistically the West, is mentally\ideologically so far from the sort of sane realistic mindset where they can do that ... it seems very unlikely. So Germany is basically screwed.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Expletive Deleted, @PiltdownMan

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Discard

    Discard, My daughter was in a Cleveland restaurant the other day, the waitress, with an Italian accent asked what she did for a living...."Psychologist" she answered." You are Italian?", she asked. "Half Sicilian, half Roman" , she answered. "Go to Italy, they need you", the waitress responded. Sad, that years ago I was called a Mediterranean N****r, now 1000 a day .

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @gbloco
    @Discard

    One step forward after five steps back surely?

  27. @Anonymous
    The lying media went for a whole day with their "the motives are unclear" when one of his Youtube videos pretty explicitly went to discuss Dallas killings and how he "knew, knew long before that" the truth of what police does to black males in this uber racist country. A real mystery!

    His account is now deleted but the cause of deletion is mis-stated:
    "I Am Cosmo has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted."

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @tbraton

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/i-really-have-to-take-a-day-off-to-clean-out-the-garage/#comment-1491304

    The Narrative is no backlash allowed when the aggressor isn’t a WCM.

    When an aggressor is found with the slightest tendency to be a WCM:

    (OKC-McVeigh, not religious),
    (Norway, Breivik, not religious)
    (Atlanta, Olympic bombing, questionable),
    (Tucson, shooter was a mentally deranged “anarchist”)
    (Charleston, shooter despised average conservatives,the victims were Christian)

    The entire political right is told to fell ashamed and grovel at the hands of the leftist cultural monolith.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    @Maj. Kong


    The entire political right is told to fell ashamed and grovel at the hands of the leftist cultural monolith.
     
    And this will continue so long as the political right does what it is told to do after such events.
  28. The guy was suffering from paranoid delusions of “gang stalking” according to the Guardian and LA times. This was a mentally ill person who attached to the ideology.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/health/gang-stalking-targeted-individuals.html
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-baton-rouge-shooter-20160717-snap-story.html

    • Replies: @Kyle a
    @Anonymous

    so cops are considered a gang now? They were the only ones stalking him.

    Replies: @Forbes

  29. @PiltdownMan
    The blog comes across as hugely narcissistic and focused on aspects of manliness. He seems to have put in a lot of effort into the 'CWC' logo on his 'Conversations with Cosmo' site. The quality of blog posts seems to vary, but this one is congent, for what it is worth.

    http://convoswithcosmo.com/13-traits-in-a-man-no-woman-can-resist/

    He also says elsewhere

    I have been happily celibate for almost 2 and a half years. It surely hasn’t been easy (especially for a man who is used to having a plethora of women) but in that time I have written three books, self-published them, started a radio station, healed past trauma’s and leveled-up my spirituality.

    The blog seems to have been started in April 2016 with the post

    http://convoswithcosmo.com/the-end-game-of-the-beta-male-4-14-2016/

    Replies: @Maj. Kong

  30. @Former Darfur
    @Keith Vaz

    What an idiot, this Gavin Long.

    As if killing street cops was going to scare anyone with real power.

    Harold Covington's novels deal with the prospect of revolutionaries, serious revolutionaries, having to deal with the police in a far more serious matter. If you're really going to have a revolution, the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks. While it might be necessary to get rid of an occasional bad actor, you do it discreetly and one on one, and you make every move considering that when it's over the victorious revolutionaries and the cops have to live with each other. Murdering random cops is the worst possible move. Plus, and the bigger key, YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY WITH, and BE SEEN TO have gotten away with, whatever sanctions you take. If you kill two or three people only to be blown up, shot down, or arrested, tried and put in the slammer or get the needle, the system has won that skirmish. None of these dopes have figured that out.

    The IRA, for all its faults, mostly figured that out. They lost a few, like Bobby Sands, MP, RIP, but usually they got away. That's why Gerry Adams got to shake hands with Her Majesty instead of spending his life in Wandsworth.

    Blacks aren't even smart enough to revolt properly. At least, that's the message these people have so far conveyed.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Harry Baldwin, @27 year old, @BenKenobi, @bomag

    The IRA figured it out when they lost the support of the USSR, and then Gaddafi.

    But Rep. Peter King (R-NY) was with them the whole time.

    Did he ever get a Belfast mural?

    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    @Maj. Kong

    I think it was more that after 9/11 asking New Yorkers and Bostonians to fund guys who blow city centres and people up got a lot harder.

    I know in the UK some people were saying "see how they like it".

    Peter King is despicable.

    , @Frau Katze
    @Maj. Kong

    Do you think the nationalists terrorists (including the IRA) began to realize the stupidity of fighting with each other as the whole of Europe is being inundated with folks who are truly foreigners, and some of them espousing a religion that has a very long history of being hostile and aggressive?

    I personally have never met anyone in such a movement and I'm just throwing out guesses.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong

  31. @jesse helms think-alike
    His writing samples evince intelligence far above the negro average, perhaps even above Caucasian average intelligence.

    Odd that he chose to throw his life away with this gesture; maybe this reflects the power of media brainwashing.

    If he had completed a college degree he might have been rewarded with a soft diversity executive job by many a large corporation eager for eeoc bona fides

    Replies: @Keith Vaz, @Former Darfur, @Dave Pinsen, @Olorin, @Big Bill, @Jay Fink

    This would support the perspective of some population genetics people that blacks’ intelligence or lack of it is not their defining racial feature, wouldn’t it?

    Never mind his writing samples–what about his reading samples? When a white person commits a mass killing, all we hear about is how everyone on their reading list or online bookmarks is a party to the crime.

    The press needs to beat a path to T. Genius’s door right away and ask him why he is such a racist who makes other people murder black bodies and leave black babies fatherless.

    • Agree: Travis, Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Olorin

    That shan't happen because the narrative is a ratchet and a racket.

    Replies: @Olorin

  32. According to one blog, one of the cops this dimwit shot was a very black man with a very black little four month old infant, who will now be fatherless.

    Tell us all about it, Black Lives Matter.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Former Darfur

    Former, Blacks killing blacks has reached epidemic proportions, hence my new hastag for the killer thugs to join.....#BlackLivesDon'tMeanShit.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

    , @guest
    @Former Darfur

    A black guy killing a black guy? Unheard of!

    , @Forbes
    @Former Darfur

    The cop is blue, not black. A traitor--or in self-denial--like black or women conservatives. It's about The Narrative. Inconvenient facts are always ignored.

  33. I read some of the dude’s stuff on his website. One of the earlier commenters was right — it’s too bad this guy apparently never got through college and got hooked up with the Affirmative Action racket. He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.

    I’ve gradually come around to the “social stability” argument for affirmative action: Although it’s demonstrably a failure for achieving its more high-minded purposes, we’re all probably better off having bright black guys working in useless but well-compensated office jobs instead of dawdling around on the Internet filling their heads with hate-whitey conspiracy theories. There are some people who are better to have inside the tent pissing out, as LBJ would say.

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
    @Mr. Blank


    He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.
     
    He was a dropout from "General Studies" at Clark Atlanta University, a private black college with an 85% acceptance rate and a 24% graduation rate.

    Replies: @pink_point, @tbraton, @ATX Hipster

    , @NOTA
    @Mr. Blank

    Most blacks who got AA for college admissions were headed to college anyway, they just got into a more demanding, more prestigious college, where the name brand of the degree would be worth more, but they'd be overmatched, so instead of getting an engineering degree, they end up with a sociology degree. We and they would be better off without it, I think.

    , @Jack D
    @Mr. Blank

    As is now abundantly clear, giving in to blacks only empowers their sense of racial grievance.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

  34. It’s probably just as well he was never snapped up as a diversity hire by any employer. He was going to explode sooner or later. Imagine how many bodies there’d be if he were shooting at helpless office staff rather than armed police officers.

    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @Rob McX

    Sort of like that ex-newscaster guy in Virginia earlier this year. I'm afraid we're going to see more of this in the next 10 years, as more of these somewhat intelligent, affirmative action types languish after the Age of Obama comes to an end.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

  35. He also published books with uniform sloppily written 5 star reviews (aka nobody read them).

    His Amazon author page:

    After completing an Associate’s degree in General Studies at Central Texas College, Cosmo then attended Clark Atlanta University to further his education. After a year and a half at Clark Atlanta as a dean’s list student, he had a spiritual revelation that resulted in him dropping out of college, selling his two cars, giving away all of his material possessions, packing two suitcases and journeying to Africa—his ancestral homeland.

    While in Africa, Cosmo’s spiritual journey took him across Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana and Burkina Faso. During that time he frequented the highly treasured and revered mountainous regions of Africa and was taught by Africa’s native spiritual practitioners and elder holistic healers.

    • Replies: @Charlie_U
    @Anatoly Karlin


    He also published books with uniform sloppily written 5 star reviews (aka nobody read them).
     
    I see that some Amazon customers have, over the last 24 hours or so, been busy writing 1 star reviews of the "POS. Rot in hell." variety, thus bringing down Gavin Long's average customer score review somewhat.

    I imagine that Amazon will be quick to delete this particular (ex-)author's page...
    , @appalled
    @Anatoly Karlin

    ...and yet he came back to live under evil YT. I've been to Africa, and not on vacation, and so have a clue. Apparently, he got a clue, too.

  36. @Mr. Blank
    I read some of the dude's stuff on his website. One of the earlier commenters was right -- it's too bad this guy apparently never got through college and got hooked up with the Affirmative Action racket. He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.

    I've gradually come around to the "social stability" argument for affirmative action: Although it's demonstrably a failure for achieving its more high-minded purposes, we're all probably better off having bright black guys working in useless but well-compensated office jobs instead of dawdling around on the Internet filling their heads with hate-whitey conspiracy theories. There are some people who are better to have inside the tent pissing out, as LBJ would say.

    Replies: @Anatoly Karlin, @NOTA, @Jack D

    He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.

    He was a dropout from “General Studies” at Clark Atlanta University, a private black college with an 85% acceptance rate and a 24% graduation rate.

    • Replies: @pink_point
    @Anatoly Karlin

    An (average) review of The Bonfire of the Vanities I saw on Goodreads.


    At the time I read this book I was very ignorant about the politics of race in the USA, and reading it introduced me to my whiteness; it thoroughly decentred me and I never thought of myself as the universal again. Subsequently I tried to read some of Wolfe's work on politics and architecture and I couldn't, it was horrendous, and that reminded me that I don't clearly remember the point of The Bonfire, I only remember the dynamics of race and class privilege being played out in a New York I had never imagined, and fractured in the body & mind of the protagonist.

    A few years later I went to New York and was completely blown away and overwhelmed every moment by it. In some ways what I saw the reflection of this book; I was primed by it to see employment/class division on racial lines, groups maintaining their distinct identities. I want to add that I don't see the latter as a bad thing at all - my perspective, formed in the UK, is that an 'immigrant' group in a 'host' culture should be able to maintain and celebrate their culture of origin and also be able to create and enjoy and celebrate identities as members of the welcoming, inclusive 'host' culture. But this model of immigrants and hosts, which is, now I think about it, pretty supremacist and hierarchical, is meaningless racist ignorance in New York, and Wolfe shows that it is meaningless racist ignorance. That's why I think this is worth reading.
     

    Unrelated to the blog entry here? Perhaps.
    , @tbraton
    @Anatoly Karlin

    I wonder how much money Clark Atlanta U. collected as a result of his admission and who picked up the tab.

    , @ATX Hipster
    @Anatoly Karlin

    To be fair, he may have dropped out after realizing it was a dead end and he'd do better on his own. I doubt it was an inability to keep up.

  37. • Replies: @Stan
    @Rob McX

    Idiots fall for the stupid leftist bullshit that sexual repression, in this case homosexual repression, leads to violence. Leftists refuse to acknowledge that their religious beliefs do not correspond to reality.

    , @AndrewR
    @Rob McX

    Oh my god. Between him and Mateen, wise gays are likely to rethink their taste in swarthy Muslim men, or at least the masculine ones.

    , @BB753
    @Rob McX

    Aren't most Muslims on the down-low? It's not really significant. It just goes with their vibrant culture. But he seemed to make some side-money as rent-boy to a male pensioner.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  38. @Anatoly Karlin
    He also published books with uniform sloppily written 5 star reviews (aka nobody read them).

    His Amazon author page:

    http://www.amazon.com/Cosmo-Setepenra/e/B016QV5AQK/

    After completing an Associate’s degree in General Studies at Central Texas College, Cosmo then attended Clark Atlanta University to further his education. After a year and a half at Clark Atlanta as a dean’s list student, he had a spiritual revelation that resulted in him dropping out of college, selling his two cars, giving away all of his material possessions, packing two suitcases and journeying to Africa—his ancestral homeland.

    While in Africa, Cosmo’s spiritual journey took him across Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana and Burkina Faso. During that time he frequented the highly treasured and revered mountainous regions of Africa and was taught by Africa’s native spiritual practitioners and elder holistic healers.
     

    Replies: @Charlie_U, @appalled

    He also published books with uniform sloppily written 5 star reviews (aka nobody read them).

    I see that some Amazon customers have, over the last 24 hours or so, been busy writing 1 star reviews of the “POS. Rot in hell.” variety, thus bringing down Gavin Long’s average customer score review somewhat.

    I imagine that Amazon will be quick to delete this particular (ex-)author’s page…

  39. @Jack D
    A few observations here:

    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means "listen while I lecture to you". You can't have an actual conversation on YouTube, but you can present a lecture.

    2. Not all blacks who still wear dashikis are cop killers, but all recent cop killers wear dashikis.

    3. Another 3 byline special by the NYT, and yet between the 3 of them, they can't even guess at a motive. Maybe they can get the reporters who wrote the stories about Dylan Roof - they had no problem reach a conclusion on even less information.

    4. "The attack’s motive was unclear" - a new low. They couldn't say "a rifle rampages in Baton Rouge". Attacks don't have motives. Attackers have motives.

    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.

    6. Too bad about Genius T. Coates. Better luck next time.

    7. This "everything is spinning out of control" state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media's best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dave Pinsen, @Clyde, @Expletive Deleted, @Lurker

    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.

    They are a bad bread recipe that nearly always comes out half baked.

  40. Comedian Chris Rock has said White people need to “own up” to their past and have more $guilt. He tweeted all about the Black guys that got shot recently.

    Yet he is totally silent about the massacre of cops currently going on. Weird how that works.

    Maybe we need to call these clowns out a little more often.

  41. @Anatoly Karlin
    @Mr. Blank


    He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.
     
    He was a dropout from "General Studies" at Clark Atlanta University, a private black college with an 85% acceptance rate and a 24% graduation rate.

    Replies: @pink_point, @tbraton, @ATX Hipster

    An (average) review of The Bonfire of the Vanities I saw on Goodreads.

    At the time I read this book I was very ignorant about the politics of race in the USA, and reading it introduced me to my whiteness; it thoroughly decentred me and I never thought of myself as the universal again. Subsequently I tried to read some of Wolfe’s work on politics and architecture and I couldn’t, it was horrendous, and that reminded me that I don’t clearly remember the point of The Bonfire, I only remember the dynamics of race and class privilege being played out in a New York I had never imagined, and fractured in the body & mind of the protagonist.

    A few years later I went to New York and was completely blown away and overwhelmed every moment by it. In some ways what I saw the reflection of this book; I was primed by it to see employment/class division on racial lines, groups maintaining their distinct identities. I want to add that I don’t see the latter as a bad thing at all – my perspective, formed in the UK, is that an ‘immigrant’ group in a ‘host’ culture should be able to maintain and celebrate their culture of origin and also be able to create and enjoy and celebrate identities as members of the welcoming, inclusive ‘host’ culture. But this model of immigrants and hosts, which is, now I think about it, pretty supremacist and hierarchical, is meaningless racist ignorance in New York, and Wolfe shows that it is meaningless racist ignorance. That’s why I think this is worth reading.

    Unrelated to the blog entry here? Perhaps.

  42. Is Cosmo the front-runner for iSteve’s man of the year 2016?

    • Agree: ATX Hipster
  43. @Dave Pinsen
    As Jamil Smith says, context matters:
    https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/754705405498892288

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @snorlax, @Dirk Dagger

    It’s funny; I seem to vaguely recall a time when the greatest of all human sins was Blaming the Victim. Anyone else?

  44. Hatred of whiteness is the only acceptable prejudice in today’s society – once mostly the province of chin-stroking academics it has been given tacit legitimacy by the Administration and its officials over the past 7 years through repeatedly implying that disparities in incarceration rates down to school discipline are evidence of systemic racism, promoting the false narratives of Ferguson, and giving legitimacy to BLM and its leaders.

    Essentially the president and others in positions of power have given the green light for race-based acting out, and given the higher than average rates of violence in everyday life for this group, it’s inevitable that it gets turned on totems of law and order. I think Obama is starting to realize what he unleashed (and I don’t think he thought it would got this far) but he’s also too invested in the the myths of black oppression to have the courage to actually try and calm things down beyond is self-serving pleas against division.

    • Replies: @Thea
    @Arclight

    Obama loves what he has unleashed. Tearing down society and beating whites into submission was always his goal.

    He would like to retire but maintain power & influence through the worshipful media. He want to continue to pontificate about the evils of the white, Christian West and continue to stroke hatred to incite violence ad Infinum

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  45. Get educated

    verysmartbrothas.com/black-lives-matter-explained-for-people-who-still-somehow-dont-freakin-get-it/

    The reason this stuff happens is because privileged white men refuse to act equitably

  46. The Baton Rouge murderer appears to have been fairly intelligent guy: he had wide interests, had some creative skills, and could write fairly well. It’s too bad he went down this road.

    As noted, the posts have a narcissistic element which usually means that he actually was insecure and attempting to claim for himself all the things that he did not in fact have. Something of a black nerd, and the reference to Elliot Roger seems apt.

    The whole masculine/mastery thing comes across as compensatory talk for not getting laid, so the 2.5 years of celibacy is no surprise. Sexual rejection is demonic when you are young. It’s not a surprise that #5 on his reading list was a bio of Barry White. (The reference to Smoove B was also very apt, those columns should be read with the Barry White voice in your head.)

    I am less inclined to think that #BLM caused this than to think that #BLM provided this Black Raskolnikov with a target of opportunity. If not police officers, he probably would have shot some women who represented his rejections, a la Roger.

    I also read the T. Genius article. Unfortunately, anytime he writes an article that modifies a statement of police officer murders with a “however” in the next sentence it comes across as a validation of those murders, and while I don’t think he means it that way he still has to work on his rhetoric. With regard to TNC, he totally lost it in the past two years, arguing (in his book) that Michael Brown was “murdered”, which isn’t accurate, and then with his repeated statements that he thinks all violent felons should be released from prison (along with other felons.) I mean at this point he has totally lost it.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @SPMoore8

    Lost it? I'm not sure he ever had it.

    As physically repulsive as he is, I dont really blame him for his endless rage at the world although I wish he'd stop directing it at whitey. Blacks don't like faces as hideous as his, and that has nothing to do with "white beauty standards"; it evolutionarily predates the MRCAs of all living humans.

    While I dont consider him to be hypoagentic, I place the blame for the atrocity of his influence firmly on his bosses' shoulders. Out of the millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of blacks morevintelligent than he, they chose to give him the megaphone.

    Replies: @Yankee_Zulu

    , @Kylie
    @SPMoore8

    "With regard to TNC, he totally lost it in the past two years, arguing (in his book) that Michael Brown was “murdered”, which isn’t accurate, and then with his repeated statements that he thinks all violent felons should be released from prison (along with other felons.) I mean at this point he has totally lost it."

    Genius T. Coates isn't concerned with facts or logic. He's only concerned with being black, blackness, black bodies, etc. All black all the time.

    And he's one of the very, very few really bright blacks, probably in the talented fifth at least.

    Now tell us again how we're supposed to get along with these people, keeping in mind that probably 95% of them are nowhere near as bright as he is.

    And yes,I realize there are plenty of dumb whites around. That makes getting along even harder.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  47. @Rob McX
    OT: Truck jihadist was on the down-low.

    Replies: @Stan, @AndrewR, @BB753

    Idiots fall for the stupid leftist bullshit that sexual repression, in this case homosexual repression, leads to violence. Leftists refuse to acknowledge that their religious beliefs do not correspond to reality.

  48. @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    Well what I mean by NWO is that there are policies put in place (not voted on) by the puppeteers of our government which are destroying the black communities and all of the other communities outside the top 2 percent.

    Black rage should be focused on "the program":

    A. Mass low skill immigration
    B. Unfair trade agreements
    C. Govt attacks on Christianity/family/fatherhood
    D. Second Amendment curtailment in inner cities

    This program is the problem for blacks. This program should be the focus of the rage. Instead the focus is "da crackas" ........

    Btw There aren't any prominent black activists protesting The Program because there's no money in it! Soros won't give you a dime unless you shut up about these issues.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Wilkey

    Black rage should be focused on “the program”:
    A. Mass low skill immigration

    In a sane world blacks would be opposed to the mass immigration of low-skilled workers, but that would require them to publicly admit that blacks are, disproportionately, only suited for low-skilled work. That’s never gunna happen.

    So the black working class will be destroyed out of pride, and out of the fact that a huge percentage of them would rather have no job at all than to have a “demeaning” one that requires them to answer to a (probably white) boss and earn less than what they feel they are worth.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Wilkey


    ... the fact that a huge percentage of them would rather have no job at all than to have a “demeaning” one that requires them to answer to a (probably white) boss and earn less than what they feel they are worth.
     
    Bingo. Note well that the modern state has installed an infrastructure that gives people the option of not working and still enjoying all the modern conveniences.

    Along with this we are seeing the "rising expectations" phenomenon, where life is good and getting better, but the rage increases because hedonic adjustment tells that cohort they should now be an Oprah, Jay-Z, or Obama and anything less just means the Man is keeping the good stuff away from them.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  49. If Obama had a son, would he be Gavin Long.

    Expect to see reports in the MSM that Trump cannot win the election if he is not inclusive and appeal to the cop-killer demographic.

  50. @Maj. Kong
    @Anonymous

    The problem is that your planks are still standard Conservatism Inc. boilerplate.

    -Blacks dislike immigration, but are far more invested into resenting YT
    -The shooter was probably a Muslim, or at the very least a fellow traveler
    -The problem with black crime has little to do with gun control. Blacks in Toronto are also disproportionately violent. As are South African blacks.

    For a black person to adopt even run-of-the mill conservatism, they are turning their back on 90% of their community. For one of them to become sympathetic to the ethnic continuity of white conservatives, is about as likely as either of us becoming Alawis in Bashar Assad's army.

    You are correct at BLM being a Soros directed movement, but you don't see the resentment that is fueling it. It existed before any of us heard of Trayvon Martin or Ferguson, Missouri.

    Replies: @DCThrowback

    You’re incorrect. If Conservatism, Inc, offered what Anonymous was suggesting, we’d all be voting for Ted Cruz for POTUS. The boilerplate is globalist clap-trap in reality, wrapped in fake-nationalist/liberty bs for public consumption in order to fool the rubes again. In Conservatism, Inc’s defense, there is no Communist or War on Terror to keep the Cucks in line against the godless liberal horde.

    As Trump has shown, it’s all show, no go. These people are out for themselves and their corporate/MIC paymasters. Obama/Hillary are evil! rhetoric was just that.

    They were able to subdue the Tea Party, but the USS Trump has so far been able to withstand and defeat them. He has shown there is no there there.

    re: the blacks, they will always be opposed to what the white majority wants, even though I believe their elites secretly know it’s the best thing for them as a people…as long as those same elites don’t have to live w/ them.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    @DCThrowback

    The Tea Party was the spawn of the Koch Brothers, just as BLM is the spawn of Soros. AFP organized almost all of the demonstrations and subsequent organizations. When polled, people who identified with the Tea Party supported protectionism and reducing immigration. They also became a liability after the 2010 elections, so the Kochs redirected the spigot and the protests died down.

    Interestingly, their father, the founder of Koch Industries, was a John Birch Society founder that was far more conservative, in the same way that Warren Buffet's congressman father was.

  51. @Olorin
    @jesse helms think-alike

    This would support the perspective of some population genetics people that blacks' intelligence or lack of it is not their defining racial feature, wouldn't it?

    Never mind his writing samples--what about his reading samples? When a white person commits a mass killing, all we hear about is how everyone on their reading list or online bookmarks is a party to the crime.

    The press needs to beat a path to T. Genius's door right away and ask him why he is such a racist who makes other people murder black bodies and leave black babies fatherless.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    That shan’t happen because the narrative is a ratchet and a racket.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @AndrewR

    Within seconds of reading your comment, my brain said, "Wait! I know! An adjustable tennis racket! With a sort of T6 stock dealie in the handle!!!"

    Then it started on a swivel mechanism for the racket head, and started wondering about tennis organizations and their rules for such things. Does the entire racket have to retain a flat plane? What are the rules for racket size? Maybe it'd be a useful product for people with kids of various ages! And what about badminton?

    Gadzooks, white male privilege!! Puns and inventions--where we could instead be thinking about who ShaNayNay shortie belong, fo' EBT refill day, or weave loans.

  52. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Perception management is always in play, subtly shifting words so as to shift the mental imagery that goes with it. Thus a Muslim attacker becomes a ‘truck attack’ and in this case the black part is erased so it becomes a disembodied ‘attack’s motive’. Inanimate objects take on a life of their own as in a Stephen King book. This particular person looks as if he would have made a good affirmative action-do nothing hire for some company who would later have become some major problem for them.

  53. @Jack D
    A few observations here:

    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means "listen while I lecture to you". You can't have an actual conversation on YouTube, but you can present a lecture.

    2. Not all blacks who still wear dashikis are cop killers, but all recent cop killers wear dashikis.

    3. Another 3 byline special by the NYT, and yet between the 3 of them, they can't even guess at a motive. Maybe they can get the reporters who wrote the stories about Dylan Roof - they had no problem reach a conclusion on even less information.

    4. "The attack’s motive was unclear" - a new low. They couldn't say "a rifle rampages in Baton Rouge". Attacks don't have motives. Attackers have motives.

    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.

    6. Too bad about Genius T. Coates. Better luck next time.

    7. This "everything is spinning out of control" state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media's best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dave Pinsen, @Clyde, @Expletive Deleted, @Lurker

    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means “listen while I lecture to you”.

    A sleb guest shoehorned into the astonishing Scandy/American foulweather rampage towards to Claret Jug the other day, jester/ caddy Michael Collins, was confessing in agreement to something one of the Brit commentators said about female communication skills. If the response from the little lady about Absolutely Any Conceivable Subject is “.. fine ..”, then …
    Collins: “Yeah it’s like when you hear “we need to talk”, well you know you ain’t gonna be doin’ a whole lotta talkin’ “.
    They all agreed that actually, physically running away when this sort of response/ opener is fielded is the least-worst option. It’s only ever going one way.

  54. @Arclight
    Hatred of whiteness is the only acceptable prejudice in today's society - once mostly the province of chin-stroking academics it has been given tacit legitimacy by the Administration and its officials over the past 7 years through repeatedly implying that disparities in incarceration rates down to school discipline are evidence of systemic racism, promoting the false narratives of Ferguson, and giving legitimacy to BLM and its leaders.

    Essentially the president and others in positions of power have given the green light for race-based acting out, and given the higher than average rates of violence in everyday life for this group, it's inevitable that it gets turned on totems of law and order. I think Obama is starting to realize what he unleashed (and I don't think he thought it would got this far) but he's also too invested in the the myths of black oppression to have the courage to actually try and calm things down beyond is self-serving pleas against division.

    Replies: @Thea

    Obama loves what he has unleashed. Tearing down society and beating whites into submission was always his goal.

    He would like to retire but maintain power & influence through the worshipful media. He want to continue to pontificate about the evils of the white, Christian West and continue to stroke hatred to incite violence ad Infinum

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Thea

    I think Obama hates his mother and the fact that he is half black. Then he reflects on the fact that his blackness got him everything that he has and he gets even more distraught. I wish an eminent psychologist would analyze him for us.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  55. Why it’s hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn’t going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Anonym
    @Luke Lea

    It's a helluva lot better to be black in the USA than in the Ivory Coast.

    , @Kyle a
    @Luke Lea

    Which is the reason why my hatred for JWilkes Booth has intensified .

    , @27 year old
    @Luke Lea

    We need a new Kafka to write that book.

    Gregor Samsa awoke in his bed transformed into a black man...

    , @Cryptogenic
    @Luke Lea

    Why it’s hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn’t going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.


    I think if you have an IQ of 85, you don't have the capability for insight like that. The gap in understanding and shared experience between people separated by one standard deviation in IQ is marked; people across a gulf of two or three might as well be from different planets. You have profoundly different reality tunnels.

    The hallmark of average or below average blacks is a profound absence of mind. Police procedural TV shows are absurd because the perps, especially the black perps, reason through everything just like you would. An antidote to this, as many other commenters have pointed out, is The First 48 where you can see this almost alien (un)reasoning in (in)action.

    One of the few times the public has ever purposely had their attention drawn to the reasoning faculties of a sub-85 IQ black was the testimony of Rachael Jeantel during the Zimmerman trial. The media did their best to rehabilitate her but it was too late. What everyone saw was someone so dishonest, hostile and stupid that it was almost amazing.

    One begins to wonder how laws could apply to someone like Rachael Jeantel at all if she could barely understand them, could barely understand what "law" is. And then they have to remember that understanding and be able to intuitively apply -- that's just not gonna happen.

    Let's spell it out: a huge swathe of blacks are functionally retarded without having a biological syndrome.

    Replies: @Jack D, @classic explosive

    , @Cryptogenic
    @Luke Lea

    Sorry, I screwed up the blockquote in my above comment. Unz via iPhone + Feedly is a bit broken.

  56. @SPMoore8
    The Baton Rouge murderer appears to have been fairly intelligent guy: he had wide interests, had some creative skills, and could write fairly well. It's too bad he went down this road.

    As noted, the posts have a narcissistic element which usually means that he actually was insecure and attempting to claim for himself all the things that he did not in fact have. Something of a black nerd, and the reference to Elliot Roger seems apt.

    The whole masculine/mastery thing comes across as compensatory talk for not getting laid, so the 2.5 years of celibacy is no surprise. Sexual rejection is demonic when you are young. It's not a surprise that #5 on his reading list was a bio of Barry White. (The reference to Smoove B was also very apt, those columns should be read with the Barry White voice in your head.)

    I am less inclined to think that #BLM caused this than to think that #BLM provided this Black Raskolnikov with a target of opportunity. If not police officers, he probably would have shot some women who represented his rejections, a la Roger.

    I also read the T. Genius article. Unfortunately, anytime he writes an article that modifies a statement of police officer murders with a "however" in the next sentence it comes across as a validation of those murders, and while I don't think he means it that way he still has to work on his rhetoric. With regard to TNC, he totally lost it in the past two years, arguing (in his book) that Michael Brown was "murdered", which isn't accurate, and then with his repeated statements that he thinks all violent felons should be released from prison (along with other felons.) I mean at this point he has totally lost it.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Kylie

    Lost it? I’m not sure he ever had it.

    As physically repulsive as he is, I dont really blame him for his endless rage at the world although I wish he’d stop directing it at whitey. Blacks don’t like faces as hideous as his, and that has nothing to do with “white beauty standards”; it evolutionarily predates the MRCAs of all living humans.

    While I dont consider him to be hypoagentic, I place the blame for the atrocity of his influence firmly on his bosses’ shoulders. Out of the millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of blacks morevintelligent than he, they chose to give him the megaphone.

    • Replies: @Yankee_Zulu
    @AndrewR

    Geez, uncharitable is an understatement. While I agree with your second paragraph the first is over the top with 500 foot clearance to spare. Its not like hes Andrea Dwarkin.

  57. @jesse helms think-alike
    His writing samples evince intelligence far above the negro average, perhaps even above Caucasian average intelligence.

    Odd that he chose to throw his life away with this gesture; maybe this reflects the power of media brainwashing.

    If he had completed a college degree he might have been rewarded with a soft diversity executive job by many a large corporation eager for eeoc bona fides

    Replies: @Keith Vaz, @Former Darfur, @Dave Pinsen, @Olorin, @Big Bill, @Jay Fink

    The shooter is a Tragic Mulatto.

    Listen to the first few minutes of his video in which he hands out his book to a couple of backyard bruthas.

    Like some revival preacher, he desperately pitches them on his Good Book, giving it away free. He doesn’t even know the dudes he is talking to. He talks down to them, referring to them as “you darker bruthas” and tries to create solidarity and belongingness by saying he “knows” the suffering and oppression they “go through”. (And, by implication, confesses that he does NOT experience.)

    Like Obama, the shooter needed to feel he is a part of something, loved by someone, looked up to by someone, for something … ANYthing.

    One of the tragedies of WEB Dubois’ Talented Tenth ideology is the racial alienation and guilt it produces in some intelligent (read: “mixed race”) black folks. Dubois teaches smart black folks to separate themselves, leave the ghetto, go off and get an education. And, like Obama’s wife, they do so with a sigh of relief. Why relief? Because they like living in safety, comfort, and being around smarter, higher motivated people. And that is where they get stuck, particularly if they wind up attending a white college in a white community. Alienated and separated from regular, everyday black folks, yet too different to really be a part of white society. Neither fish nor fowl.

    If the shooter had stayed in the black community, if he had gone to Howard and made intelligent black friends, there’s a good chance he would have bonded with similar “strivers” and found a middle class, educated, Talented Tenth community in which to live (Atlanta?), instead of trolling the ghetto and handing out self-improvement books to guys who don’t even read, and ultimately shooting some cops to prove he was “down wif da hood”.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @Big Bill

    To you guys who seem to feel this guy was salvageable,may I quote one J.Lennon:"One thing you can't hide,is when you're crippled inside."

  58. @Rob McX
    OT: Truck jihadist was on the down-low.

    Replies: @Stan, @AndrewR, @BB753

    Oh my god. Between him and Mateen, wise gays are likely to rethink their taste in swarthy Muslim men, or at least the masculine ones.

  59. @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don't know about the "New World Order", but:

    It's hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday's FT (link in the tweet below).


    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain's new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s -- a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It's a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/754629989438459904

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Man From K Street, @yaqub the mad scientist, @E. Rekshun, @Forbes, @El Dato

    If Silicon Valley in the 2010s is for America what Hollywood was for the 1930s, then maybe Pokemon Go and other witless social media apps are today’s MGM musicals–the mirthful opiate that keeps the masses able to get up in the morning.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @The Man From K Street


    the mirthful opiate that keeps the masses able to get up in the morning
     
    Actually, the opiate to get through the day. People are obsessed with staring at their phones, with an app playing, all day long--walking on sidewalks, riding public transpo, at work, out in restaurants and bars--wherever they are. It's like another appendage.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  60. @Luke Lea
    Why it's hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn't going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.

    Replies: @Anonym, @Kyle a, @27 year old, @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic

    It’s a helluva lot better to be black in the USA than in the Ivory Coast.

  61. @Anonymous
    The lying media went for a whole day with their "the motives are unclear" when one of his Youtube videos pretty explicitly went to discuss Dallas killings and how he "knew, knew long before that" the truth of what police does to black males in this uber racist country. A real mystery!

    His account is now deleted but the cause of deletion is mis-stated:
    "I Am Cosmo has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted."

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @tbraton

    Don’t you know that a black guy openly proclaiming on video that he is going to shoot white cops no more establishes motives for his shooting of white cops than an organization labeling itself “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” means it’s Islamic?

  62. @Mr. Blank
    I read some of the dude's stuff on his website. One of the earlier commenters was right -- it's too bad this guy apparently never got through college and got hooked up with the Affirmative Action racket. He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.

    I've gradually come around to the "social stability" argument for affirmative action: Although it's demonstrably a failure for achieving its more high-minded purposes, we're all probably better off having bright black guys working in useless but well-compensated office jobs instead of dawdling around on the Internet filling their heads with hate-whitey conspiracy theories. There are some people who are better to have inside the tent pissing out, as LBJ would say.

    Replies: @Anatoly Karlin, @NOTA, @Jack D

    Most blacks who got AA for college admissions were headed to college anyway, they just got into a more demanding, more prestigious college, where the name brand of the degree would be worth more, but they’d be overmatched, so instead of getting an engineering degree, they end up with a sociology degree. We and they would be better off without it, I think.

  63. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    They seem to be cornball brothers trying to overcompensate.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I agree with the overcompensate part but I don’t think they fit the actual definition of a cornball. Having (fake) intellectual pretensions alone (even though the ability to write in complete sentences is associated with “acting white”) doesn’t make your a cornball if they are all devoted to blackety black blackness. A true cornball is someone like OJ who thinks he has transcended blackness and is just another American now, at least until he gets arrested and can pull out his race card.

  64. WhatEvvs [AKA "Mipchunk"] says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    @jesse helms think-alike

    It's possible the odds are stacked against smart African American men (probably more after what this one has done). Put yourself in the shoes of an admissions officer or hiring manager. If the applicant is an intelligent African immigrant or a Sidney Poitier / Barack Obama type, you'd jump on the chance to admit or hire him. But you might think twice about hiring someone who presents the slightest hint of danger. It's safer hiring a woman, plus you can tick off two diversity boxes in one that way.

    Replies: @WhatEvvs, @E. Rekshun

    The entry about weight loss showed someone with fair-to-middling IQ, and grit. He lost 80 pounds when he was 16, not an easy task. He didn’t know how to succeed, but he identified behaviors that were leading to failure. This is resourceful thinking.

    It is tough to be a racial minority. Google “white” and “Ghana.”

    , Heterosexual black men have a very hard time in the free market, which is why so many of them are in government/quasi government areas of the economy. Oddly, gay black men are not seen as a threat and so do better than (a) straight black men and (b) white gay men.

    https://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S40/00/87A28/index.xml?section=topstories

  65. For lone wolf attacks like this, I think the best model is that there’s a susceptible population of messed up people out there, and your movement can sometimes capture their imagination, so that when they crack, they do it in a particular direction. ISIS and Al Qaida actively try to get lone wolf types to do this. BLM doesn’t, but their pool of susceptible people is a lot larger in the US.

    The way the prestige media cover mass shootings (and these are a specific kind of mass shooting) is like a set of step by step instructions for the next crazy person who wants to go out in a blaze of glory. You kill a few strangers, and suddenly you’ll be posthumously famous and strangers will read your manifesto and know your name. We reward exactly what we don’t want.

    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @NOTA

    Yep.

    You almost wonder if at some point the media need to adopt the policy of TV networks with regard to people who run on the field during sporting events: Don't show them.

    (I know this isn't practical and is likely impossible, but it conceptually interesting).

    , @Lurker
    @NOTA


    You kill a few strangers, and suddenly you’ll be posthumously famous and strangers will read your manifesto and know your name. We reward exactly what we don’t want.
     
    Depends who the 'we' is.
  66. @Anonymous
    The guy was suffering from paranoid delusions of "gang stalking" according to the Guardian and LA times. This was a mentally ill person who attached to the ideology.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/health/gang-stalking-targeted-individuals.html
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-baton-rouge-shooter-20160717-snap-story.html

    Replies: @Kyle a

    so cops are considered a gang now? They were the only ones stalking him.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Kyle a

    Oh yeah. Cops are considered the biggest, bad-assed gang in the 'hood. The cops get to carry legally, and do it under color of the law.

  67. @Anatoly Karlin
    @Mr. Blank


    He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.
     
    He was a dropout from "General Studies" at Clark Atlanta University, a private black college with an 85% acceptance rate and a 24% graduation rate.

    Replies: @pink_point, @tbraton, @ATX Hipster

    I wonder how much money Clark Atlanta U. collected as a result of his admission and who picked up the tab.

  68. @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don't know about the "New World Order", but:

    It's hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday's FT (link in the tweet below).


    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain's new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s -- a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It's a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/754629989438459904

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Man From K Street, @yaqub the mad scientist, @E. Rekshun, @Forbes, @El Dato

    It’s hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    You could tie together a lot of the discussion on ISteve into single theme: the collapse of opportunity and direction for 95-105 IQ men in general, or the Hollowing Out of the (Bell Curve ) Hump. That’s what the “hollowing out of the economy” is: the end of jobs for that large demographic, and that filters down to how our schools are structured. The entire educational system clusters its focus on the tails. That’s demographically the “coalition of the fringes”-the tails.

    And do our social myths. The dignity of the skilled common man has gone as well- partially papered over by elites who deride the post-WWII prosperity boom under that countaer-narrative of the 1950’s being some kind of fascist hellhole.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @yaqub the mad scientist


    that countaer-narrative of the 1950′s being some kind of fascist hellhole...
     


    While that counter-narrative of the 1950's being a repressive, fascist time is usually attributed to the Sixties counterculture, the hippies of old merely decried their parents for being squares, and their life as uncreatively boring., cf. the movie 'The Graduate.'

    The people who really stuck the knife into the 1950s and demonized it were the second-wave feminists of that time, who demonized American domestic life and the single-earner corporate economy, then the envy and wonder of the developed world, as a historically singular horror of a society. They did this largely for cynical ideological purposes; it was useful to lay down certain axiomatic truths about men, women, life and the workplace and it helped make their ideological framework impervious to challenge.

    That that feminist construct was wildly at variance with the actual truth, namely that middle class America of those times was a kind of economic middle-class nirvana not seen before in history, oddly didn't derail the narrative. I'm still mystified by why everyone bought it wholesale and why it has stuck until recently. It's only with the advent of Donald Trump that we are beginning to remember that we had it good, real good.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @Anonymous
    @yaqub the mad scientist

    You must be older. It's not just the muffling IQ that is being thrown to the global market. I see this all the time. There is a global market of very high IQ talent. That is the whole point of the global 'war for talent' ergo background checks for engineers because of qualification fraud.

    Many older Americans still believe in high IQ success when high enough IQ is good enough for many professional jobs. Especially when they can be codified and any 120 can do.

    The biggest shock will be to those previously secure technocratic class when they are chucked under the buss along with the traitor park trash.

  69. @Mr. Blank
    I read some of the dude's stuff on his website. One of the earlier commenters was right -- it's too bad this guy apparently never got through college and got hooked up with the Affirmative Action racket. He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.

    I've gradually come around to the "social stability" argument for affirmative action: Although it's demonstrably a failure for achieving its more high-minded purposes, we're all probably better off having bright black guys working in useless but well-compensated office jobs instead of dawdling around on the Internet filling their heads with hate-whitey conspiracy theories. There are some people who are better to have inside the tent pissing out, as LBJ would say.

    Replies: @Anatoly Karlin, @NOTA, @Jack D

    As is now abundantly clear, giving in to blacks only empowers their sense of racial grievance.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    @Jack D

    This reminds me of a quote I picked up from the blog Mansized Target back in 2009, that was attributed to Tocqueville:


    I”m reminded of Tocqueville’s remarks on why times of progress–such as the material and legal progress of black Americans since the 1960s–often do not create greater comity and social solidarity, but rather increased resentments and friction by the erstwhile oppressed:

    Going from bad to worse does not always mean a slide into revolution. More often than not, it occurs when a nation which has endured without complaint–almost without feeling them–the most burdensome laws rejects them with violence the moment the weight of them lightens. The regime destroyed by a revolution is almost always better than the one that immediately preceded it and experience teaches us that the most hazardous moment for a bad government is normally when it is beginning to reform. Only a great genius can save a rule who is setting out to relieve his subjects’ suffering after a long period of oppression. The evils, patiently endured as inevitable, seem unbearable as soon as the tide of escaping them is conceived.
     

     

    Replies: @Connecticut Famer

  70. I hate to be an OT guy, but this is too good to let pass:

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263536/hillarys-imam-robert-spencer#.V4zRQUtX0-g.twitter

    Robert Spencer is Steve Sailer in the parallel universe.

  71. The narrative wins and we all lose. Every single NYT comment in the article is about gun control. Because we live amongst wild savages we need guns. But those same savages are savage and kill each other. Therefore, to protect them from themselves they cannot have guns and by proxy we cannot have guns.

  72. @Luke Lea
    Why it's hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn't going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.

    Replies: @Anonym, @Kyle a, @27 year old, @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic

    Which is the reason why my hatred for JWilkes Booth has intensified .

  73. “The attack’s motive was unclear…”

    Seems to be a recurring theme lately!

    However, I don’t seem to recall any reported lack of clarity about Dylan Roof’s motives…

  74. iSteveFan says:
    @Jack D
    @Mr. Blank

    As is now abundantly clear, giving in to blacks only empowers their sense of racial grievance.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

    This reminds me of a quote I picked up from the blog Mansized Target back in 2009, that was attributed to Tocqueville:

    I”m reminded of Tocqueville’s remarks on why times of progress–such as the material and legal progress of black Americans since the 1960s–often do not create greater comity and social solidarity, but rather increased resentments and friction by the erstwhile oppressed:

    Going from bad to worse does not always mean a slide into revolution. More often than not, it occurs when a nation which has endured without complaint–almost without feeling them–the most burdensome laws rejects them with violence the moment the weight of them lightens. The regime destroyed by a revolution is almost always better than the one that immediately preceded it and experience teaches us that the most hazardous moment for a bad government is normally when it is beginning to reform. Only a great genius can save a rule who is setting out to relieve his subjects’ suffering after a long period of oppression. The evils, patiently endured as inevitable, seem unbearable as soon as the tide of escaping them is conceived.

    • Replies: @Connecticut Famer
    @iSteveFan

    Am re-reading parts of "The Conservative Mind" by Russell Kirk, who is unstinting in his admiration for de Tocqueville, whom he considers in many ways the lineal descendant of Burke. De Tocqueville's insights into human nature, most famously illustrated in his warning about The Tyranny of the Majority, boggle the mind to this day.

    Replies: @Dr. X

  75. @Maj. Kong
    @Anonymous

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/i-really-have-to-take-a-day-off-to-clean-out-the-garage/#comment-1491304

    The Narrative is no backlash allowed when the aggressor isn't a WCM.

    When an aggressor is found with the slightest tendency to be a WCM:

    (OKC-McVeigh, not religious),
    (Norway, Breivik, not religious)
    (Atlanta, Olympic bombing, questionable),
    (Tucson, shooter was a mentally deranged "anarchist")
    (Charleston, shooter despised average conservatives,the victims were Christian)

    The entire political right is told to fell ashamed and grovel at the hands of the leftist cultural monolith.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

    The entire political right is told to fell ashamed and grovel at the hands of the leftist cultural monolith.

    And this will continue so long as the political right does what it is told to do after such events.

  76. @Former Darfur
    @Keith Vaz

    What an idiot, this Gavin Long.

    As if killing street cops was going to scare anyone with real power.

    Harold Covington's novels deal with the prospect of revolutionaries, serious revolutionaries, having to deal with the police in a far more serious matter. If you're really going to have a revolution, the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks. While it might be necessary to get rid of an occasional bad actor, you do it discreetly and one on one, and you make every move considering that when it's over the victorious revolutionaries and the cops have to live with each other. Murdering random cops is the worst possible move. Plus, and the bigger key, YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY WITH, and BE SEEN TO have gotten away with, whatever sanctions you take. If you kill two or three people only to be blown up, shot down, or arrested, tried and put in the slammer or get the needle, the system has won that skirmish. None of these dopes have figured that out.

    The IRA, for all its faults, mostly figured that out. They lost a few, like Bobby Sands, MP, RIP, but usually they got away. That's why Gerry Adams got to shake hands with Her Majesty instead of spending his life in Wandsworth.

    Blacks aren't even smart enough to revolt properly. At least, that's the message these people have so far conveyed.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Harry Baldwin, @27 year old, @BenKenobi, @bomag

    I can’t agree. If you sacrifice your own life killing one police officer, let alone three or five, you have shaken the system in this country. The idea that radical blacks are beginning to act like jihadis, willing to die to kill their enemy, is truly alarming.

    If every Jew had been able to kill even one of the Gestapo agents that came to take him away, it would have made a difference.

    BTW, you bring up Gerry Adams. To me, Black Lives Matter is the Gerry Adams to the black radicals’ IRA. It maintains a plausible deniability. (At least plausible to our president, who praises it.)

  77. leaving an anxious nation to wonder whether the anger over recent police shootings had prompted another act of retaliation against officers.

    Surely anger over recent police shootings would prompt retaliation against BLM, not against police officers.

    Then again, I don’t write for the NYT, so what do I know?

  78. @Luke Lea
    Why it's hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn't going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.

    Replies: @Anonym, @Kyle a, @27 year old, @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic

    We need a new Kafka to write that book.

    Gregor Samsa awoke in his bed transformed into a black man…

  79. Off-topic but maybe of interest to Steve and his readers, from an essay in Barron’s by Jeremy Grantham, head of Boston-based money management firm GMO http://www.barrons.com/articles/jeremy-grantham-warns-on-immigration-brexit-1468613443

    Jeremy Grantham Warns on Immigration, Brexit
    “… The truth about immigration to the EU, in my view, is bitter. As covered in earlier quarterlies, I believe Africa and parts of the Near East are beginning to fail as civilized states.

    They are failing under the pressure of populations that have multiplied by 5 to 10 times since I was born; climate for growing food that is deteriorating at an accelerating rate; degraded soils; insufficient unpolluted water; bad governance; and lack of infrastructure. Country after country is tilting into rolling failure.

    This is producing in these failing states increasing numbers of desperate people, mainly young men, willing to risk money and their lives to attempt an entry into the EU.

    For the best example of the non-compute intractability of this problem, consider Nigeria. It had 21 million people when I was born and now has 187 million. In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million). Difficult. But the official UN estimate for Nigeria’s population in 2100 is over 800 million! (They still have a fertility rate of six children per woman.) Without discussing the likelihood of ever reaching 800 million, I suspect you will understand the problem at hand. Impossible.

    I wrote two years ago that this immigration pressure would stress Europe and that the first victim would be Western Europe’s liberal traditions. Well, this is happening in real time as they say, far faster than I expected. It will only get worse as hundreds of thousands of refugees become millions.

    The EU and Europe may support a few years of increasing numbers of these failing state refugees, but that is all. They will fairly quickly have to refuse to take even legitimately distressed refugees. The alternative – to take all comers – would likely be not just a failed EU, but a failing Europe. The key question now is what social and political problems will be caused by the stress of getting from here to there: from today’s chaos to a time when European borders will have uniform and controlled immigration.”

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Beliavsky

    Grantham is a smart and very successful investment manager--known for detailed and very lengthy monthly/quarterly letters to his investors, expounding on his analysis of markets, securities, and the economy.

    In recent years, he's wandered off to dilating on politics/policy that come off as extemporaneous musings--observations that lack the same rigorous analysis. In other words, competing hypotheses of the current state of affairs don't merit much, if any consideration.

    While his investment approach is still tempered by a wariness and unease about the future course of markets and the economy, his politics/policy conclusions bely this approach. YMMV.

    , @Rob McX
    @Beliavsky


    In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million).

     

    That sentence alone is all any immigration sceptic needs to read. If it doesn't scare the hell out of you, you're beyond all hope.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

  80. On Drudge today, a headline: “Obama: Police Can ‘Make the Job of Being a Cop a Lot Safer’ by Admitting Their Failures.”

    What unmitigated gall! Here’s how Obama responds when others point out his failures:

    Earlier, during the event, Mr. Obama became visibly cross and responded tartly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas questioned whether the president was doing enough to support law enforcement. Mr. Patrick admonished him to “consider being careful” with his words after police confrontations so that he does not reflexively blame the officers.

    “Words matter — your words matter,” Mr. Patrick said. “Put on the blue lights,” he added, noting that the president had bathed the White House in colorful lights in the past to honor other groups.

    “I have been unequivocal in condemning any rhetoric directed at police officers,” Mr. Obama said, offering to send Mr. Patrick copies of his comments on the subject. “I appreciate the sentiment; I think it’s already being expressed.”

    Obama loves apologizing for the sins of pre-Obama America. C.S. Lewis called this “the sin of detraction masquerading as the virtue of contrition.” Obama will never apologize for anything he’s personally responsible for.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Harry Baldwin

    Harry, according to Obama, police jobs will become safe when cops admit that they are the problem. Until then, well , see Dallas and Baton Rogue for an acceptable response to the police "problem." Obama showed his true colors when he said the police in Cambridge acted "stupidly" when arresting his friend Skip Gates who refused to simply show an ID to prove he lived in the house that the police were called to. A neighbor had reported seeing a man shouldering the front door open. How easy that could have been resolved, but it led to Obama's first lecture to the police.

    Replies: @Jack D

  81. @NOTA
    For lone wolf attacks like this, I think the best model is that there's a susceptible population of messed up people out there, and your movement can sometimes capture their imagination, so that when they crack, they do it in a particular direction. ISIS and Al Qaida actively try to get lone wolf types to do this. BLM doesn't, but their pool of susceptible people is a lot larger in the US.

    The way the prestige media cover mass shootings (and these are a specific kind of mass shooting) is like a set of step by step instructions for the next crazy person who wants to go out in a blaze of glory. You kill a few strangers, and suddenly you'll be posthumously famous and strangers will read your manifesto and know your name. We reward exactly what we don't want.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Lurker

    Yep.

    You almost wonder if at some point the media need to adopt the policy of TV networks with regard to people who run on the field during sporting events: Don’t show them.

    (I know this isn’t practical and is likely impossible, but it conceptually interesting).

  82. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:

    It is going to get worse. Up until now they have been going after the hard targets, cops.

    Wait until they start going after non-hard targets, like random whites.

    Of course, there has been a low-level race war going on for quite some time already, but I suspect they are going to get more serious from now on.

    Of course, given their general lack of competence, especially in the thinking department, it will not turn out well for them.

    Did you see the reaction of Nice residents to that loser they call their PM:

    • Replies: @guest
    @The most deplorable one

    If they intensify the attacks on random whites we won't hear about it. It'll be on the nightly as a person was killed by another person or persons, motive unclear.

    Unless they do mass killings, in which case we'll have to hear a bit more. But the motive will still be unclear.

  83. @Former Darfur
    @Keith Vaz

    What an idiot, this Gavin Long.

    As if killing street cops was going to scare anyone with real power.

    Harold Covington's novels deal with the prospect of revolutionaries, serious revolutionaries, having to deal with the police in a far more serious matter. If you're really going to have a revolution, the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks. While it might be necessary to get rid of an occasional bad actor, you do it discreetly and one on one, and you make every move considering that when it's over the victorious revolutionaries and the cops have to live with each other. Murdering random cops is the worst possible move. Plus, and the bigger key, YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY WITH, and BE SEEN TO have gotten away with, whatever sanctions you take. If you kill two or three people only to be blown up, shot down, or arrested, tried and put in the slammer or get the needle, the system has won that skirmish. None of these dopes have figured that out.

    The IRA, for all its faults, mostly figured that out. They lost a few, like Bobby Sands, MP, RIP, but usually they got away. That's why Gerry Adams got to shake hands with Her Majesty instead of spending his life in Wandsworth.

    Blacks aren't even smart enough to revolt properly. At least, that's the message these people have so far conveyed.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Harry Baldwin, @27 year old, @BenKenobi, @bomag

    It will however scare the street cops and if there is no one willing to carry out the orders of those with Real Power, because they are in fear for their lives, that’s something. It might not get you a northwest republic, but it is something. Also Harold Covington’s definition of a successful revolution is one in which the existing regime buys off the revolutionary leadership, which is, uh, a convinient idea for a would be revolutionary leader.

    > And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?

  84. @Rob McX
    It's probably just as well he was never snapped up as a diversity hire by any employer. He was going to explode sooner or later. Imagine how many bodies there'd be if he were shooting at helpless office staff rather than armed police officers.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC

    Sort of like that ex-newscaster guy in Virginia earlier this year. I’m afraid we’re going to see more of this in the next 10 years, as more of these somewhat intelligent, affirmative action types languish after the Age of Obama comes to an end.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Patrick in SC

    Agree.

    Middle class black people felt like they were on top of the world with Obama's election and presidency. They felt like the center of attention, the belle of the ball. Most on here do not understand the depth of adulation they hold for Obama and Michelle. A lot of the BLM crap can be explained as a collective temper tantrum about the end of the Obama age. They really really want a third term for Obama. The earliest BLM demonstrations were more riots, by the inner city types, but the latest have definitely been middle class driven.

    There is lots of talk of conscious-raising and becoming "woke" and if you look into it, the new age Afrocentric narrative many of these people are espousing make even the stormfront nordicists look somewhat sane in comparison. It's like a militant hippie movement for blacks.

  85. @Rob McX
    OT: Truck jihadist was on the down-low.

    Replies: @Stan, @AndrewR, @BB753

    Aren’t most Muslims on the down-low? It’s not really significant. It just goes with their vibrant culture. But he seemed to make some side-money as rent-boy to a male pensioner.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @BB753

    But the important question here is -- was he a pitcher or a catcher? Maybe the FBI can investigate right after they find Sateen's wife.

    Replies: @BB753

  86. @Anatoly Karlin
    He also published books with uniform sloppily written 5 star reviews (aka nobody read them).

    His Amazon author page:

    http://www.amazon.com/Cosmo-Setepenra/e/B016QV5AQK/

    After completing an Associate’s degree in General Studies at Central Texas College, Cosmo then attended Clark Atlanta University to further his education. After a year and a half at Clark Atlanta as a dean’s list student, he had a spiritual revelation that resulted in him dropping out of college, selling his two cars, giving away all of his material possessions, packing two suitcases and journeying to Africa—his ancestral homeland.

    While in Africa, Cosmo’s spiritual journey took him across Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana and Burkina Faso. During that time he frequented the highly treasured and revered mountainous regions of Africa and was taught by Africa’s native spiritual practitioners and elder holistic healers.
     

    Replies: @Charlie_U, @appalled

    …and yet he came back to live under evil YT. I’ve been to Africa, and not on vacation, and so have a clue. Apparently, he got a clue, too.

  87. @Dave Pinsen
    As Jamil Smith says, context matters:
    https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/754705405498892288

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @snorlax, @Dirk Dagger

    Lt. Brian Rice: Not guilty; all counts … undocumented sale on at your local Bal’more CVS!

  88. I still think the best take on Coates was this from John McWhorter:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/27/antiracism-our-flawed-new-religion.html
    I bring it up because I think fundamentally, while all of us are predisposed to religion as human beings, some people and groups are more predisposed; until recently, blacks spend far more time in religious services than other groups (http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/racial-and-ethnic-composition/black/ )
    My sense, however, is that church attendance for black men has fallen off a cliff (my wife and I intermittently attend a predominantly black church and it looks to be 6:1 female to male everywhere but the pulpit and the choir.) My guess is that for people like the Baton Rouge killer, the seductions of other manias- whether BLM, or alpha/beta silliness, or Africana pilgrimages, or “I’m a modern-day Budokan warrior” stuff- is much greater now that that old time religion has been displaced from regular life.

    I also of course think that the abandonment of civic religion- call it citizenism or patriotism or just “all lives matter”- is a dangerous thing as well, leaving far too much room for other garbage to creep in to our civic space. (This is something I wrote about Christian rhetoric and civic/bourgeois identity in the civil rights movement and its aftermath: https://spottedtoad.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/the-beloved-community-and-the-bourgeois-society/ )

  89. What we need right now is something to calm the brothers down like, oh I don’t know, a Nat Turner biopic.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    @Cryptogenic

    This movie?? Would that rile up blacks? Hollywood would never endanger white lives like that....

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  90. A brief perusal of his “CWC” website gives the impression that he’s a bit of a meglomaniac: a faux-intellectual (yeah – he read some books – wow!) Alpha-male, entrepreneur, life-coach, spiritual-guide. I guess when he realized that nobody wanted to buy his books or talk to him on the phone for $140 an hour or that no woman (apparently) wanted to go out with him, he blew a gasket and did his afro-jihad thing.

    • Agree: Cryptogenic
  91. @Cryptogenic
    Maybe a policeman once shoved him on an escalator and said "Come on!"

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Unz, come on!! When is the LOL button going to be a reality!?

    • Agree: Kylie
  92. @Jack D
    A few observations here:

    1. This affirms that in newspeak , a conversation (convo) 100% means "listen while I lecture to you". You can't have an actual conversation on YouTube, but you can present a lecture.

    2. Not all blacks who still wear dashikis are cop killers, but all recent cop killers wear dashikis.

    3. Another 3 byline special by the NYT, and yet between the 3 of them, they can't even guess at a motive. Maybe they can get the reporters who wrote the stories about Dylan Roof - they had no problem reach a conclusion on even less information.

    4. "The attack’s motive was unclear" - a new low. They couldn't say "a rifle rampages in Baton Rouge". Attacks don't have motives. Attackers have motives.

    5. Once again, the most dangerous Negroes are the mixed race type. Smart enough to THINK that they understand what is going on, but not actually smart enough to do so.

    6. Too bad about Genius T. Coates. Better luck next time.

    7. This "everything is spinning out of control" state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media's best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dave Pinsen, @Clyde, @Expletive Deleted, @Lurker

    This “everything is spinning out of control” state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media’s best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.

    It does seem odd. Riling up the black population against the regime when your own side is already the regime. Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about – the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right – at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?

    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    @Lurker


    Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about – the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right – at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?
     
    The progressives want the central government to become ever larger with even more authority. Even though they have the presidency, they don't have Congress. They don't exercise control over the nation's police departments, which are the largest decentralized police force in the world. They don't exercise control over all the state legislatures and governors' mansions. They don't exercise full control over the nation's school districts. The list goes on and on.

    Progressives would like to have a highly centralized government so that one only needs to capture the heights of the presidency to exercise total control. They've already used the Ferguson unrest to get the Justice Department to insert itself into several police forces. They will use the current round of conflict to get even more control over our decentralized police.

    Replies: @Spotted Toad

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Lurker


    It does seem odd. Riling up the black population against the regime when your own side is already the regime.
     
    Permanent revolution. Mao had no qualms about riling up the relatively privileged offspring of the cadres against imaginary enemies when he felt particularly paranoid. I suppose it was a sort of "Color Revolution" (red) avant la lettre, rather than a cultural one and like them, from the top, "punching down". The underlying motive was the same. As a chaotic cover for looming economic collapse through mismanagement, and a putsch against potential rivals within the regime.
    Hillary, the Madame Mao of 2017. S'pose that explains the ill-advised 'Dr Evil' couture she's been rockin' recently.
    , @Forbes
    @Lurker

    Yes, the prog-left controls the fourth arm of gov't--the bureaucracy--but they want total control of every aspect of gov't. Though revolting against the regime, when you are the regime, seems counterproductive...

  93. Not a good day for black lives that matter, apparently; Drudge says Mosby just fell to 0-4.

  94. @NOTA
    For lone wolf attacks like this, I think the best model is that there's a susceptible population of messed up people out there, and your movement can sometimes capture their imagination, so that when they crack, they do it in a particular direction. ISIS and Al Qaida actively try to get lone wolf types to do this. BLM doesn't, but their pool of susceptible people is a lot larger in the US.

    The way the prestige media cover mass shootings (and these are a specific kind of mass shooting) is like a set of step by step instructions for the next crazy person who wants to go out in a blaze of glory. You kill a few strangers, and suddenly you'll be posthumously famous and strangers will read your manifesto and know your name. We reward exactly what we don't want.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Lurker

    You kill a few strangers, and suddenly you’ll be posthumously famous and strangers will read your manifesto and know your name. We reward exactly what we don’t want.

    Depends who the ‘we’ is.

  95. iSteveFan says:
    July 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm GMT • 200 Words

    Assad says:

    “I agree!”

  96. The cop killer said:
    Successful people consume alot of relevevant-beneficial information.

    A self help mass murderer/cop killer. Not that uncommon among black men, really. Most just wait till after the crime to “turn their life around.” It doesn’t really matter, because whether before the crime or after the crime, the insincerity is just the same.

  97. iSteveFan says:
    @Lurker
    @Jack D


    This “everything is spinning out of control” state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media’s best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.
     
    It does seem odd. Riling up the black population against the regime when your own side is already the regime. Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about - the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right - at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Expletive Deleted, @Forbes

    Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about – the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right – at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?

    The progressives want the central government to become ever larger with even more authority. Even though they have the presidency, they don’t have Congress. They don’t exercise control over the nation’s police departments, which are the largest decentralized police force in the world. They don’t exercise control over all the state legislatures and governors’ mansions. They don’t exercise full control over the nation’s school districts. The list goes on and on.

    Progressives would like to have a highly centralized government so that one only needs to capture the heights of the presidency to exercise total control. They’ve already used the Ferguson unrest to get the Justice Department to insert itself into several police forces. They will use the current round of conflict to get even more control over our decentralized police.

    • Agree: E. Rekshun, Clyde
    • Replies: @Spotted Toad
    @iSteveFan

    Even though it was more comic and less tragic than Ferguson, the Irving, Texas Clock Boy incident was also about the Feds using media attention and the threat of civil rights law to assert greater control over a local government prerogative.

  98. @Maj. Kong
    @Former Darfur

    The IRA figured it out when they lost the support of the USSR, and then Gaddafi.

    But Rep. Peter King (R-NY) was with them the whole time.

    Did he ever get a Belfast mural?

    Replies: @Anonymous Nephew, @Frau Katze

    I think it was more that after 9/11 asking New Yorkers and Bostonians to fund guys who blow city centres and people up got a lot harder.

    I know in the UK some people were saying “see how they like it”.

    Peter King is despicable.

  99. German_reader says:
    @Horseball
    OT: Here is a counterpoint to those who think that German politics is going to be torn apart by immigration. Here is Hannelore Kraft, the Minister President of Germany's largest state, Northrhine-Westphalia (also the location of Cologne), and a member of the SPD, saying that she is "happy the borders are closed." http://m.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bild-1103448-1024398.html

    German politics has a huge advantage over ours because the left is split between union-heavy SPD, the lifestyle-liberal Greens, and the left wing cranks and DDR nostaligists of the Left party.

    Replies: @Discard, @German_reader

    “German politics has a huge advantage over ours ”

    Maybe 20 years ago, but not today. The SPD are immigration fanatics as well, and very pro-Islamic. And there is no, absolutely no intention discernible to actually deport many of those who came last year and shouldn’t have any right to stay even under liberal asylum regimes…in fact the trend is for “integration”, that is anybody can stay and will eventually be naturalized.
    And of course the Cologne sex assaults have gone almost totally unpunished which can only be regarded as encouragement for more of the same.
    It’s difficult for me to convey in words, but I find the political atmosphere in Germany to be suffocating…it’s like a nightmare that unfortunately is all too real.

  100. @iSteveFan
    @Jack D

    This reminds me of a quote I picked up from the blog Mansized Target back in 2009, that was attributed to Tocqueville:


    I”m reminded of Tocqueville’s remarks on why times of progress–such as the material and legal progress of black Americans since the 1960s–often do not create greater comity and social solidarity, but rather increased resentments and friction by the erstwhile oppressed:

    Going from bad to worse does not always mean a slide into revolution. More often than not, it occurs when a nation which has endured without complaint–almost without feeling them–the most burdensome laws rejects them with violence the moment the weight of them lightens. The regime destroyed by a revolution is almost always better than the one that immediately preceded it and experience teaches us that the most hazardous moment for a bad government is normally when it is beginning to reform. Only a great genius can save a rule who is setting out to relieve his subjects’ suffering after a long period of oppression. The evils, patiently endured as inevitable, seem unbearable as soon as the tide of escaping them is conceived.
     

     

    Replies: @Connecticut Famer

    Am re-reading parts of “The Conservative Mind” by Russell Kirk, who is unstinting in his admiration for de Tocqueville, whom he considers in many ways the lineal descendant of Burke. De Tocqueville’s insights into human nature, most famously illustrated in his warning about The Tyranny of the Majority, boggle the mind to this day.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    @Connecticut Famer


    Tocqueville’s insights into human nature, most famously illustrated in his warning about The Tyranny of the Majority, boggle the mind to this day.
     
    Not only that, but Tocqueville's prediction that democracy would degenerate into a soft despotism in which childlike, sheeplike people would accept subservience to a tutelary, omnipresent state that would provide them comfort and enforce equality has proven troublingly accurate.
  101. @Former Darfur
    According to one blog, one of the cops this dimwit shot was a very black man with a very black little four month old infant, who will now be fatherless.

    Tell us all about it, Black Lives Matter.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @guest, @Forbes

    Former, Blacks killing blacks has reached epidemic proportions, hence my new hastag for the killer thugs to join…..#BlackLivesDon’tMeanShit.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    @Buffalo Joe

    It's not about black lives. It's about non-blacks killing blacks, period. I really cannot fault them for this. Their behavior is normal. It is white and European behavior that is abnormal. Watch the local news sometime when a white family member is interviewed after their loved one has been killed by a black. They go out of their way to show their family doesn't have a hateful bone in their body. Or watch the reaction of white officials in a place like Rotherham. They go out of their way to ignore what is happening, lest they bring too much attention to the fact that the offenders were non-white.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  102. @Former Darfur
    @Keith Vaz

    What an idiot, this Gavin Long.

    As if killing street cops was going to scare anyone with real power.

    Harold Covington's novels deal with the prospect of revolutionaries, serious revolutionaries, having to deal with the police in a far more serious matter. If you're really going to have a revolution, the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks. While it might be necessary to get rid of an occasional bad actor, you do it discreetly and one on one, and you make every move considering that when it's over the victorious revolutionaries and the cops have to live with each other. Murdering random cops is the worst possible move. Plus, and the bigger key, YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY WITH, and BE SEEN TO have gotten away with, whatever sanctions you take. If you kill two or three people only to be blown up, shot down, or arrested, tried and put in the slammer or get the needle, the system has won that skirmish. None of these dopes have figured that out.

    The IRA, for all its faults, mostly figured that out. They lost a few, like Bobby Sands, MP, RIP, but usually they got away. That's why Gerry Adams got to shake hands with Her Majesty instead of spending his life in Wandsworth.

    Blacks aren't even smart enough to revolt properly. At least, that's the message these people have so far conveyed.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Harry Baldwin, @27 year old, @BenKenobi, @bomag

    I met HAC a couple times. He signed my copy of The Brigade.

    I really think the Old Man is on to something.

  103. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Damn, Gavin Long’s voracious reading puts me to shame. Clearly a very intelligent guy. The rapid 80-lb weight loss caught my attention. There is a link between rapid weight loss and depression and identity issues (among other mental problems). If I had to guess I would say this is less about BLM and more about one guy’s untreated mental issues.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    NOTA @1:07PM explains it correctly. Lunatics, for all their lunacy, have an uncanny ability to pick up what is "in the air" and connect it to their delusions. Before the space age, no nutcase ever claimed to have been abducted by aliens and then suddenly there were thousands of UFO sightings (these seem to have died back down as people have moved on to other obsessions).

    The media and political leaders and movements have the ability to shape the narrative and the sick receive these messages and hear them in their own twisted way. So when the BLM says that black people have legitimate grievances against the police, Cosmo receives the message as "kill the pigs".

    When conservatives supposedly send these subliminal messages to their followers , they are instantly (and in most cases totally falsely) accused of "dog whistling" but apparently leftists (according to the media narrative) don't own any dog whistles so that when Cosmo explodes he's just a crazy guy who had nothing to do with anything and certainly not with speeches that Obama has made blaming the police for persecuting blacks.

    , @E. Rekshun
    @Anonymous

    @No. 101: Damn, Gavin Long’s voracious reading puts me to shame.

    Don't believe everything some no-name blogger posts on the internet.

    Clearly a very intelligent guy.

    Very???

    , @Cryptogenic
    @Anonymous

    A preference for quantity in reading throws up a re(a!)d flag. I see "speed readers" on Goodreads all the time who blow through Kant or something in half a week and call it done. "A little slow in the middle but picks up at the end. Insightful! Wow, I need to think about it more" -- that sort of thing. The book-a-day types -- Rachel Maddow claims to be one -- are either skimmers drunk on quantity or genuine 150+ IQ mutants.

    I'm willing to admit I'm wrong but I don't think I am.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  104. A study in black dysfunction in the internet age.

    Just read the basic premises of The Slight Edge. Actually a pretty good book in the Tony Robbins vein with more an emphasis on leveraging the law of exponential growth. You’re either in exponential growth or you’re being left behind. So Gavin, an intelligent black, came to a conclusion.

    I’ve known women who love the sound of babies. Any sound- laughing, gurgling, screaming, crying. Any commotion, including spitting, pissing, and shitting.

    I’d posit there’s a sizable population of women- white, yellow, brown, black who respond maternally to anything blacks do. If cops are involved, that much the better. Gavin Long was “acting out.”

  105. @Harry Baldwin
    On Drudge today, a headline: "Obama: Police Can 'Make the Job of Being a Cop a Lot Safer' by Admitting Their Failures."

    What unmitigated gall! Here's how Obama responds when others point out his failures:


    Earlier, during the event, Mr. Obama became visibly cross and responded tartly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas questioned whether the president was doing enough to support law enforcement. Mr. Patrick admonished him to “consider being careful” with his words after police confrontations so that he does not reflexively blame the officers.

    “Words matter — your words matter,” Mr. Patrick said. “Put on the blue lights,” he added, noting that the president had bathed the White House in colorful lights in the past to honor other groups.

    “I have been unequivocal in condemning any rhetoric directed at police officers,” Mr. Obama said, offering to send Mr. Patrick copies of his comments on the subject. “I appreciate the sentiment; I think it’s already being expressed.”
     

    Obama loves apologizing for the sins of pre-Obama America. C.S. Lewis called this "the sin of detraction masquerading as the virtue of contrition." Obama will never apologize for anything he's personally responsible for.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Harry, according to Obama, police jobs will become safe when cops admit that they are the problem. Until then, well , see Dallas and Baton Rogue for an acceptable response to the police “problem.” Obama showed his true colors when he said the police in Cambridge acted “stupidly” when arresting his friend Skip Gates who refused to simply show an ID to prove he lived in the house that the police were called to. A neighbor had reported seeing a man shouldering the front door open. How easy that could have been resolved, but it led to Obama’s first lecture to the police.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Buffalo Joe

    Beergate "worked" in the sense that Obama learned his lesson and largely kept his mouth shut on racial issues up until recently (and now that he has opened his mouth again, the foot went right back in). Obama is a lame duck who doesn't care but secretly the Hillary people must be apoplectic - all she wanted was black people just riled enough to come out and vote for her, not this, which is going to cost her more white votes than she is going to gain in black votes.

  106. Watch for Genius T Coates to go on a murderous rampage now that he realizes he is only #2.

  107. @Luke Lea
    Why it's hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn't going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.

    Replies: @Anonym, @Kyle a, @27 year old, @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic

    Why it’s hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn’t going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.

    I think if you have an IQ of 85, you don’t have the capability for insight like that. The gap in understanding and shared experience between people separated by one standard deviation in IQ is marked; people across a gulf of two or three might as well be from different planets. You have profoundly different reality tunnels.

    The hallmark of average or below average blacks is a profound absence of mind. Police procedural TV shows are absurd because the perps, especially the black perps, reason through everything just like you would. An antidote to this, as many other commenters have pointed out, is The First 48 where you can see this almost alien (un)reasoning in (in)action.

    One of the few times the public has ever purposely had their attention drawn to the reasoning faculties of a sub-85 IQ black was the testimony of Rachael Jeantel during the Zimmerman trial. The media did their best to rehabilitate her but it was too late. What everyone saw was someone so dishonest, hostile and stupid that it was almost amazing.

    One begins to wonder how laws could apply to someone like Rachael Jeantel at all if she could barely understand them, could barely understand what “law” is. And then they have to remember that understanding and be able to intuitively apply — that’s just not gonna happen.

    Let’s spell it out: a huge swathe of blacks are functionally retarded without having a biological syndrome.

    • Agree: E. Rekshun
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Cryptogenic

    At yet in the past they were more able to govern their behavior than they are now. Black illegitimacy for example was always higher than white but it wasn't always off the charts high. Much of this dysfunction has been shaped and encouraged by government programs (and by destroying the market for the labor of unskilled black men (which is most of them) thru immigration and unfair trade). If the bears are hanging out at the garbage dump and no longer working for a living in bear fashion, it's the fault of the people who are dumping out in the open, not the bears. This is not to say that blacks don't have agency but they are shaped by the incentives and disincentives presented to them by society. Nutcases like Cosmo who say that the government has intentionally destroyed the black family are ALMOST right. The destruction was not intentional (in fact it was done by "do gooders" who thought that they were "helping", but it was just as bad as if it were.

    Replies: @Cryptogenic

    , @classic explosive
    @Cryptogenic

    Oooh, a real scientist of cognitive abilities here, and a scholar of TV Informative Murder Porn to boot... To the hinged, Rachael Jenteal presents no threat to public order. She seemed highly challenged to perform the duties of a witness in court -- as if tagged with a tranquilizer dart -- but your balanced, well-adjusted reaction via remote diagnosis ("dishonest, hostile") hangs a few question marks around your own level of house-training and social adaptation. The Jenteals of the world are irrelevant to jurisprudence and to political theory, but perhaps dangerous if one might accidentally fail to see you on the bus & sit on you fatally.

    Replies: @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic, @Jack D

  108. @Former Darfur
    According to one blog, one of the cops this dimwit shot was a very black man with a very black little four month old infant, who will now be fatherless.

    Tell us all about it, Black Lives Matter.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @guest, @Forbes

    A black guy killing a black guy? Unheard of!

  109. @Luke Lea
    Why it's hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn't going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.

    Replies: @Anonym, @Kyle a, @27 year old, @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic

    Sorry, I screwed up the blockquote in my above comment. Unz via iPhone + Feedly is a bit broken.

  110. The Daily Mail says that the Nice killer was a poofter, which will only add to the MSM’s evidence that he was not a true Muslim and so we should not be worried about Muslim terrorism. I doubt this will be of much comfort to the relatives of his victims.

    (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3694928/How-Nice-killer-regularly-used-dating-sites-pick-male-female-lovers-Mobile-phone-examination-reveals-31-year-old-drank-alcohol-smoked-drugs.html)

  111. @Patrick in SC
    @Rob McX

    Sort of like that ex-newscaster guy in Virginia earlier this year. I'm afraid we're going to see more of this in the next 10 years, as more of these somewhat intelligent, affirmative action types languish after the Age of Obama comes to an end.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    Agree.

    Middle class black people felt like they were on top of the world with Obama’s election and presidency. They felt like the center of attention, the belle of the ball. Most on here do not understand the depth of adulation they hold for Obama and Michelle. A lot of the BLM crap can be explained as a collective temper tantrum about the end of the Obama age. They really really want a third term for Obama. The earliest BLM demonstrations were more riots, by the inner city types, but the latest have definitely been middle class driven.

    There is lots of talk of conscious-raising and becoming “woke” and if you look into it, the new age Afrocentric narrative many of these people are espousing make even the stormfront nordicists look somewhat sane in comparison. It’s like a militant hippie movement for blacks.

  112. @Anonymous
    Damn, Gavin Long's voracious reading puts me to shame. Clearly a very intelligent guy. The rapid 80-lb weight loss caught my attention. There is a link between rapid weight loss and depression and identity issues (among other mental problems). If I had to guess I would say this is less about BLM and more about one guy's untreated mental issues.

    Replies: @Jack D, @E. Rekshun, @Cryptogenic

    NOTA @1:07PM explains it correctly. Lunatics, for all their lunacy, have an uncanny ability to pick up what is “in the air” and connect it to their delusions. Before the space age, no nutcase ever claimed to have been abducted by aliens and then suddenly there were thousands of UFO sightings (these seem to have died back down as people have moved on to other obsessions).

    The media and political leaders and movements have the ability to shape the narrative and the sick receive these messages and hear them in their own twisted way. So when the BLM says that black people have legitimate grievances against the police, Cosmo receives the message as “kill the pigs”.

    When conservatives supposedly send these subliminal messages to their followers , they are instantly (and in most cases totally falsely) accused of “dog whistling” but apparently leftists (according to the media narrative) don’t own any dog whistles so that when Cosmo explodes he’s just a crazy guy who had nothing to do with anything and certainly not with speeches that Obama has made blaming the police for persecuting blacks.

  113. @The most deplorable one
    It is going to get worse. Up until now they have been going after the hard targets, cops.

    Wait until they start going after non-hard targets, like random whites.

    Of course, there has been a low-level race war going on for quite some time already, but I suspect they are going to get more serious from now on.

    Of course, given their general lack of competence, especially in the thinking department, it will not turn out well for them.

    Did you see the reaction of Nice residents to that loser they call their PM:

    https://twitter.com/Julian5News/status/754979586040004608

    Replies: @guest

    If they intensify the attacks on random whites we won’t hear about it. It’ll be on the nightly as a person was killed by another person or persons, motive unclear.

    Unless they do mass killings, in which case we’ll have to hear a bit more. But the motive will still be unclear.

  114. @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don't know about the "New World Order", but:

    It's hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday's FT (link in the tweet below).


    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain's new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s -- a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It's a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/754629989438459904

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Man From K Street, @yaqub the mad scientist, @E. Rekshun, @Forbes, @El Dato

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact.

    How was this mass murderer intelligent? He might be a voracious reader (according to him) and might have had above average verbal skills, but what made him intelligent?

    I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts

    No matter how “smart” this guy or anyone might be, they still got to start near the bottom of any organization, get up out of bed everyday, get along w/ coworkers, swallow a lot of crap, and slog through at least eight hours of drudgery at least five days a week. And, as a “clean and articulate” black male and military vet, Long would have a leg up w/ affirmative action and veterans’ preferences. I haven’t read anything about Long holding down a 9-to-5. I think it’s most likely that Long was just a guy that liked to lay around reading and bloviating on YouTube.

  115. @Buffalo Joe
    @Harry Baldwin

    Harry, according to Obama, police jobs will become safe when cops admit that they are the problem. Until then, well , see Dallas and Baton Rogue for an acceptable response to the police "problem." Obama showed his true colors when he said the police in Cambridge acted "stupidly" when arresting his friend Skip Gates who refused to simply show an ID to prove he lived in the house that the police were called to. A neighbor had reported seeing a man shouldering the front door open. How easy that could have been resolved, but it led to Obama's first lecture to the police.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Beergate “worked” in the sense that Obama learned his lesson and largely kept his mouth shut on racial issues up until recently (and now that he has opened his mouth again, the foot went right back in). Obama is a lame duck who doesn’t care but secretly the Hillary people must be apoplectic – all she wanted was black people just riled enough to come out and vote for her, not this, which is going to cost her more white votes than she is going to gain in black votes.

  116. @Dave Pinsen
    @jesse helms think-alike

    It's possible the odds are stacked against smart African American men (probably more after what this one has done). Put yourself in the shoes of an admissions officer or hiring manager. If the applicant is an intelligent African immigrant or a Sidney Poitier / Barack Obama type, you'd jump on the chance to admit or hire him. But you might think twice about hiring someone who presents the slightest hint of danger. It's safer hiring a woman, plus you can tick off two diversity boxes in one that way.

    Replies: @WhatEvvs, @E. Rekshun

    But you might think twice about hiring someone who presents the slightest hint of danger.

    True, but they [black males] still get hired. Certianly not white-collar work, but my City’s large water department specifically seeks out black ex-cons to work in the water plant (to the exclusion of clean-record Whites). The ex-cons earn their water treatment certificates in prison, many having served 10+ years for manslaughter and other violent crimes.

    It’s safer hiring a woman, plus you can tick off two diversity boxes in one that way.

    My White female boss just bragged about accomplishing this a couple of weeks ago after hiring a black female administrative assistant! And, yes, literally, two boxes get checked off on the quarterly report to the US EEOC. (Plus the new hire is a retired military veteran, so three boxes!)

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @E. Rekshun

    A joke in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon was that the Silicon Valley startups had a bunch of white guys with the most exotic female receptionist they could hire, to goose the diversity stats.

  117. @Discard
    @Horseball

    If they don't kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won't matter. It's just one step back after five steps forward.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Buffalo Joe, @gbloco

    If they don’t kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won’t matter. It’s just one step back after five steps forward.

    Exactly right. Most people are not mathematical thinkers–including unfortunately all our “elites”. People do not realize the huge *demographic* impact of this wave.

    This was–in one year–a million+ young *men*. There are only 5m German men in their 20s. Some later cohorts are even smaller. 10m is probably a good estimate of the size of the male half of a the current German “breeding generation”. These refugees will on average either eventually bring in foreign women or displace German men in breeding. So essentially in one year, Germany created a huge 10% hostile racial minority population. What the US did with slavery–in one year!

    If they don’t keep these guys as “refugees” and send them back–they are screwed. And realistically the West, is mentally\ideologically so far from the sort of sane realistic mindset where they can do that … it seems very unlikely. So Germany is basically screwed.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @AnotherDad

    If you think German elites were unaware of the demographic ramifications of their actions, you are very naive.

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @AnotherDad


    .. so far from the sort of sane realistic mindset where they can do that … it seems very unlikely. So Germany is basically screwed.
     
    .. right up until the bit where the ascendant obscurantists start flexing their Sharia-powered mandate, and ban beer.
    It's not just camel-jockeys that can go all 9th century for no apparent reason. Northern Europeans can do it to perfection, if pushed and prodded enough. Ain't that right, Ragnar? I'm bored, 'cos the pub's been shut down. Anyone fancy a crafty bit of blood-eagle, for a laugh?

    tl;dr if the waifs and strays get any more annoying or numerous, they'll simply be left to starve. No need to get all ovens&chimneysdotcom about it. General Winter, in da house.
    , @PiltdownMan
    @AnotherDad


    Most people are not mathematical thinkers–including unfortunately all our “elites”. People do not realize the huge *demographic* impact of this wave.

    This was–in one year–a million+ young *men*.
     

    Angela Merkel doesn't have the excuse of being a member of the elites who is not a mathematical thinker. She was a working physicist, in the field of quantum chemistry, until her 30s.

    Maybe she sentimentally thought that just as West Germans adjusted to the Ossies after reunification, so also Germans as a whole would 'absorb' a million Syrian dudes.

  118. @Cryptogenic
    @Luke Lea

    Why it’s hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn’t going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.


    I think if you have an IQ of 85, you don't have the capability for insight like that. The gap in understanding and shared experience between people separated by one standard deviation in IQ is marked; people across a gulf of two or three might as well be from different planets. You have profoundly different reality tunnels.

    The hallmark of average or below average blacks is a profound absence of mind. Police procedural TV shows are absurd because the perps, especially the black perps, reason through everything just like you would. An antidote to this, as many other commenters have pointed out, is The First 48 where you can see this almost alien (un)reasoning in (in)action.

    One of the few times the public has ever purposely had their attention drawn to the reasoning faculties of a sub-85 IQ black was the testimony of Rachael Jeantel during the Zimmerman trial. The media did their best to rehabilitate her but it was too late. What everyone saw was someone so dishonest, hostile and stupid that it was almost amazing.

    One begins to wonder how laws could apply to someone like Rachael Jeantel at all if she could barely understand them, could barely understand what "law" is. And then they have to remember that understanding and be able to intuitively apply -- that's just not gonna happen.

    Let's spell it out: a huge swathe of blacks are functionally retarded without having a biological syndrome.

    Replies: @Jack D, @classic explosive

    At yet in the past they were more able to govern their behavior than they are now. Black illegitimacy for example was always higher than white but it wasn’t always off the charts high. Much of this dysfunction has been shaped and encouraged by government programs (and by destroying the market for the labor of unskilled black men (which is most of them) thru immigration and unfair trade). If the bears are hanging out at the garbage dump and no longer working for a living in bear fashion, it’s the fault of the people who are dumping out in the open, not the bears. This is not to say that blacks don’t have agency but they are shaped by the incentives and disincentives presented to them by society. Nutcases like Cosmo who say that the government has intentionally destroyed the black family are ALMOST right. The destruction was not intentional (in fact it was done by “do gooders” who thought that they were “helping”, but it was just as bad as if it were.

    • Agree: Forbes
    • Replies: @Cryptogenic
    @Jack D

    Exactly. I think this is best summed up in Chesterton's Fence: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Chesterton%27s_fence

  119. @Connecticut Famer
    @iSteveFan

    Am re-reading parts of "The Conservative Mind" by Russell Kirk, who is unstinting in his admiration for de Tocqueville, whom he considers in many ways the lineal descendant of Burke. De Tocqueville's insights into human nature, most famously illustrated in his warning about The Tyranny of the Majority, boggle the mind to this day.

    Replies: @Dr. X

    Tocqueville’s insights into human nature, most famously illustrated in his warning about The Tyranny of the Majority, boggle the mind to this day.

    Not only that, but Tocqueville’s prediction that democracy would degenerate into a soft despotism in which childlike, sheeplike people would accept subservience to a tutelary, omnipresent state that would provide them comfort and enforce equality has proven troublingly accurate.

  120. @DCThrowback
    @Maj. Kong

    You're incorrect. If Conservatism, Inc, offered what Anonymous was suggesting, we'd all be voting for Ted Cruz for POTUS. The boilerplate is globalist clap-trap in reality, wrapped in fake-nationalist/liberty bs for public consumption in order to fool the rubes again. In Conservatism, Inc's defense, there is no Communist or War on Terror to keep the Cucks in line against the godless liberal horde.

    As Trump has shown, it's all show, no go. These people are out for themselves and their corporate/MIC paymasters. Obama/Hillary are evil! rhetoric was just that.

    They were able to subdue the Tea Party, but the USS Trump has so far been able to withstand and defeat them. He has shown there is no there there.

    re: the blacks, they will always be opposed to what the white majority wants, even though I believe their elites secretly know it's the best thing for them as a people...as long as those same elites don't have to live w/ them.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong

    The Tea Party was the spawn of the Koch Brothers, just as BLM is the spawn of Soros. AFP organized almost all of the demonstrations and subsequent organizations. When polled, people who identified with the Tea Party supported protectionism and reducing immigration. They also became a liability after the 2010 elections, so the Kochs redirected the spigot and the protests died down.

    Interestingly, their father, the founder of Koch Industries, was a John Birch Society founder that was far more conservative, in the same way that Warren Buffet’s congressman father was.

  121. @Cryptogenic
    What we need right now is something to calm the brothers down like, oh I don't know, a Nat Turner biopic.

    Replies: @Danindc

    This movie?? Would that rile up blacks? Hollywood would never endanger white lives like that….

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  122. @AnotherDad
    @Discard


    If they don’t kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won’t matter. It’s just one step back after five steps forward.
     
    Exactly right. Most people are not mathematical thinkers--including unfortunately all our "elites". People do not realize the huge *demographic* impact of this wave.

    This was--in one year--a million+ young *men*. There are only 5m German men in their 20s. Some later cohorts are even smaller. 10m is probably a good estimate of the size of the male half of a the current German "breeding generation". These refugees will on average either eventually bring in foreign women or displace German men in breeding. So essentially in one year, Germany created a huge 10% hostile racial minority population. What the US did with slavery--in one year!

    If they don't keep these guys as "refugees" and send them back--they are screwed. And realistically the West, is mentally\ideologically so far from the sort of sane realistic mindset where they can do that ... it seems very unlikely. So Germany is basically screwed.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Expletive Deleted, @PiltdownMan

    If you think German elites were unaware of the demographic ramifications of their actions, you are very naive.

  123. @Anonymous
    Damn, Gavin Long's voracious reading puts me to shame. Clearly a very intelligent guy. The rapid 80-lb weight loss caught my attention. There is a link between rapid weight loss and depression and identity issues (among other mental problems). If I had to guess I would say this is less about BLM and more about one guy's untreated mental issues.

    Replies: @Jack D, @E. Rekshun, @Cryptogenic

    @No. 101: Damn, Gavin Long’s voracious reading puts me to shame.

    Don’t believe everything some no-name blogger posts on the internet.

    Clearly a very intelligent guy.

    Very???

  124. iSteveFan says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    @Former Darfur

    Former, Blacks killing blacks has reached epidemic proportions, hence my new hastag for the killer thugs to join.....#BlackLivesDon'tMeanShit.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

    It’s not about black lives. It’s about non-blacks killing blacks, period. I really cannot fault them for this. Their behavior is normal. It is white and European behavior that is abnormal. Watch the local news sometime when a white family member is interviewed after their loved one has been killed by a black. They go out of their way to show their family doesn’t have a hateful bone in their body. Or watch the reaction of white officials in a place like Rotherham. They go out of their way to ignore what is happening, lest they bring too much attention to the fact that the offenders were non-white.

    • Agree: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @iSteveFan

    iSteve, Sorry, I am going to disagree with you. Using big American cities you could have a daily montage of black victims' families crying over their loved one's senseless death, which is almost always at the hands of another black. The families of white victims, whose demise was at the hands of blacks, rarely have the microphone in their face. When it works to the narrative, they get air time. Ranting against a black killer/rapist is getting you no face time.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

  125. e says:

    Wow. If anyone didn’t know how shameless Hillary Clinton is, they should find a video of her speech to the NAACP concluded a bit ago. She actually held up the Michael Brown case as evidence of police mistreatment of blacks. Unbelievable. Should Trump or anyone else point out the grand jury’s decision that brute Mikey tried to wrestle Darren Wilson’s gun from him, should anyone point out Mikey was a thief and a bully and is responsible for his own death, the whole of the Dem party is ready, willing, and able to scream Trump et. al are racists.

    The woman is pure evil. She knows she needs huge black turnout to win the election and she’ll do anything to get it.

    • Replies: @Rifleman
    @e


    Wow. If anyone didn’t know how shameless Hillary Clinton is, they should find a video of her speech to the NAACP concluded a bit ago.
     
    QUIT KILLING BLACK PEOPLE : Hillary Clinton screams at the NAACP Convention

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rCz72Wn0xY
  126. @Jack D
    @Cryptogenic

    At yet in the past they were more able to govern their behavior than they are now. Black illegitimacy for example was always higher than white but it wasn't always off the charts high. Much of this dysfunction has been shaped and encouraged by government programs (and by destroying the market for the labor of unskilled black men (which is most of them) thru immigration and unfair trade). If the bears are hanging out at the garbage dump and no longer working for a living in bear fashion, it's the fault of the people who are dumping out in the open, not the bears. This is not to say that blacks don't have agency but they are shaped by the incentives and disincentives presented to them by society. Nutcases like Cosmo who say that the government has intentionally destroyed the black family are ALMOST right. The destruction was not intentional (in fact it was done by "do gooders" who thought that they were "helping", but it was just as bad as if it were.

    Replies: @Cryptogenic

    Exactly. I think this is best summed up in Chesterton’s Fence: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Chesterton%27s_fence

  127. @Wilkey
    @Anonymous

    Black rage should be focused on “the program”:
    A. Mass low skill immigration


    In a sane world blacks would be opposed to the mass immigration of low-skilled workers, but that would require them to publicly admit that blacks are, disproportionately, only suited for low-skilled work. That's never gunna happen.

    So the black working class will be destroyed out of pride, and out of the fact that a huge percentage of them would rather have no job at all than to have a "demeaning" one that requires them to answer to a (probably white) boss and earn less than what they feel they are worth.

    Replies: @bomag

    … the fact that a huge percentage of them would rather have no job at all than to have a “demeaning” one that requires them to answer to a (probably white) boss and earn less than what they feel they are worth.

    Bingo. Note well that the modern state has installed an infrastructure that gives people the option of not working and still enjoying all the modern conveniences.

    Along with this we are seeing the “rising expectations” phenomenon, where life is good and getting better, but the rage increases because hedonic adjustment tells that cohort they should now be an Oprah, Jay-Z, or Obama and anything less just means the Man is keeping the good stuff away from them.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @bomag

    bomag, and for the recently unemployed....90 weeks of basically a paid vacation, and sweeter still if you can get an under the table job.

  128. @Anonymous
    Damn, Gavin Long's voracious reading puts me to shame. Clearly a very intelligent guy. The rapid 80-lb weight loss caught my attention. There is a link between rapid weight loss and depression and identity issues (among other mental problems). If I had to guess I would say this is less about BLM and more about one guy's untreated mental issues.

    Replies: @Jack D, @E. Rekshun, @Cryptogenic

    A preference for quantity in reading throws up a re(a!)d flag. I see “speed readers” on Goodreads all the time who blow through Kant or something in half a week and call it done. “A little slow in the middle but picks up at the end. Insightful! Wow, I need to think about it more” — that sort of thing. The book-a-day types — Rachel Maddow claims to be one — are either skimmers drunk on quantity or genuine 150+ IQ mutants.

    I’m willing to admit I’m wrong but I don’t think I am.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Cryptogenic

    Crypto, Occasionally I will find a work of fiction that I find spellbinding and can not put down. "The Godfather" and "Day of the Jackal" were two such books. I can't imagine anyone making it through, "Guns, Germs and Steel" in one day, or two, or three.

  129. @Lurker
    @Jack D


    This “everything is spinning out of control” state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media’s best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.
     
    It does seem odd. Riling up the black population against the regime when your own side is already the regime. Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about - the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right - at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Expletive Deleted, @Forbes

    It does seem odd. Riling up the black population against the regime when your own side is already the regime.

    Permanent revolution. Mao had no qualms about riling up the relatively privileged offspring of the cadres against imaginary enemies when he felt particularly paranoid. I suppose it was a sort of “Color Revolution” (red) avant la lettre, rather than a cultural one and like them, from the top, “punching down”. The underlying motive was the same. As a chaotic cover for looming economic collapse through mismanagement, and a putsch against potential rivals within the regime.
    Hillary, the Madame Mao of 2017. S’pose that explains the ill-advised ‘Dr Evil’ couture she’s been rockin’ recently.

  130. @Former Darfur
    @Keith Vaz

    What an idiot, this Gavin Long.

    As if killing street cops was going to scare anyone with real power.

    Harold Covington's novels deal with the prospect of revolutionaries, serious revolutionaries, having to deal with the police in a far more serious matter. If you're really going to have a revolution, the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks. While it might be necessary to get rid of an occasional bad actor, you do it discreetly and one on one, and you make every move considering that when it's over the victorious revolutionaries and the cops have to live with each other. Murdering random cops is the worst possible move. Plus, and the bigger key, YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY WITH, and BE SEEN TO have gotten away with, whatever sanctions you take. If you kill two or three people only to be blown up, shot down, or arrested, tried and put in the slammer or get the needle, the system has won that skirmish. None of these dopes have figured that out.

    The IRA, for all its faults, mostly figured that out. They lost a few, like Bobby Sands, MP, RIP, but usually they got away. That's why Gerry Adams got to shake hands with Her Majesty instead of spending his life in Wandsworth.

    Blacks aren't even smart enough to revolt properly. At least, that's the message these people have so far conveyed.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong, @Harry Baldwin, @27 year old, @BenKenobi, @bomag

    the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks.

    Cop culture is an emergent characteristic, with limited influence from the paymaster. The effect of these attacks is to move the threshold on the acceptable level of criminality.

    • Replies: @prusmc
    @bomag

    Hard to have a clear attitude towards the police. We watched them allow Trump supporters get brutialized in Chicago, Albaquerque, San Jose, Berkley, Sacramento. The Charles Moose like buffoon police chiefs were pleased with the result because it fit their pc agenda that Trump supporters are not entitled to protection while exercising their rights. In those places the police are politicized by the establishment and its' pets like LaRaza and BLM.

  131. @BB753
    @Rob McX

    Aren't most Muslims on the down-low? It's not really significant. It just goes with their vibrant culture. But he seemed to make some side-money as rent-boy to a male pensioner.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    But the important question here is — was he a pitcher or a catcher? Maybe the FBI can investigate right after they find Sateen’s wife.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Jim Don Bob

    They're not interested: Omar Mateen's wife is legally retarded and as such probably can't be indicted. Still, it'd be interesting to hear what she has to say.

  132. @AndrewR
    @SPMoore8

    Lost it? I'm not sure he ever had it.

    As physically repulsive as he is, I dont really blame him for his endless rage at the world although I wish he'd stop directing it at whitey. Blacks don't like faces as hideous as his, and that has nothing to do with "white beauty standards"; it evolutionarily predates the MRCAs of all living humans.

    While I dont consider him to be hypoagentic, I place the blame for the atrocity of his influence firmly on his bosses' shoulders. Out of the millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of blacks morevintelligent than he, they chose to give him the megaphone.

    Replies: @Yankee_Zulu

    Geez, uncharitable is an understatement. While I agree with your second paragraph the first is over the top with 500 foot clearance to spare. Its not like hes Andrea Dwarkin.

  133. @AnotherDad
    @Discard


    If they don’t kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won’t matter. It’s just one step back after five steps forward.
     
    Exactly right. Most people are not mathematical thinkers--including unfortunately all our "elites". People do not realize the huge *demographic* impact of this wave.

    This was--in one year--a million+ young *men*. There are only 5m German men in their 20s. Some later cohorts are even smaller. 10m is probably a good estimate of the size of the male half of a the current German "breeding generation". These refugees will on average either eventually bring in foreign women or displace German men in breeding. So essentially in one year, Germany created a huge 10% hostile racial minority population. What the US did with slavery--in one year!

    If they don't keep these guys as "refugees" and send them back--they are screwed. And realistically the West, is mentally\ideologically so far from the sort of sane realistic mindset where they can do that ... it seems very unlikely. So Germany is basically screwed.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Expletive Deleted, @PiltdownMan

    .. so far from the sort of sane realistic mindset where they can do that … it seems very unlikely. So Germany is basically screwed.

    .. right up until the bit where the ascendant obscurantists start flexing their Sharia-powered mandate, and ban beer.
    It’s not just camel-jockeys that can go all 9th century for no apparent reason. Northern Europeans can do it to perfection, if pushed and prodded enough. Ain’t that right, Ragnar? I’m bored, ‘cos the pub’s been shut down. Anyone fancy a crafty bit of blood-eagle, for a laugh?

    tl;dr if the waifs and strays get any more annoying or numerous, they’ll simply be left to starve. No need to get all ovens&chimneysdotcom about it. General Winter, in da house.

  134. @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don't know about the "New World Order", but:

    It's hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday's FT (link in the tweet below).


    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain's new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s -- a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It's a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/754629989438459904

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Man From K Street, @yaqub the mad scientist, @E. Rekshun, @Forbes, @El Dato

    but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.

    Whaa??

    Am I supposed to know/assume that “the traumas of 2008” is a reference to the so-called global financial crisis?

    For some/many, the “traumas of 2008” could be considered the election of Barack Obama.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Forbes

    Heh.

  135. Nutcases like Cosmo who say that the government has intentionally destroyed the black family are ALMOST right. The destruction was not intentional (in fact it was done by “do gooders” who thought that they were “helping”, but it was just as bad as if it were.

    Nah. Black nuclear family was ever just an historical aberration. Couple generations of post-emancipation striving in a white supremacist society, in the midst of eons of single mothers. It was doomed for the ash heap. Liberals just gave it a lil’ shove.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Svigor

    Conditions in America are NOTHING like what they were historically in Africa. African women in America were never going to cultivate their own little cassava patches. If Uncle Sam had not stepped up to the plate as their substitute breadwinner, their choice would have been either to find a man to support them and stick with him (the route they were already on) or else starve. Uncle Sam turned out to be much less demanding than any husband they could reasonably expect. You didn't have to cook or clean for him or have sex with him and he would never drink up the household money. He didn't care if you weighed 300 lbs. or if the keeeds were all his. Every month that welfare check would appear in the mailbox, good as gold. I literally do not blame black women for preferring welfare - why wouldn't they take that deal?

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  136. @Kyle a
    @Anonymous

    so cops are considered a gang now? They were the only ones stalking him.

    Replies: @Forbes

    Oh yeah. Cops are considered the biggest, bad-assed gang in the ‘hood. The cops get to carry legally, and do it under color of the law.

  137. @Former Darfur
    According to one blog, one of the cops this dimwit shot was a very black man with a very black little four month old infant, who will now be fatherless.

    Tell us all about it, Black Lives Matter.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @guest, @Forbes

    The cop is blue, not black. A traitor–or in self-denial–like black or women conservatives. It’s about The Narrative. Inconvenient facts are always ignored.

  138. @The Man From K Street
    @Dave Pinsen

    If Silicon Valley in the 2010s is for America what Hollywood was for the 1930s, then maybe Pokemon Go and other witless social media apps are today's MGM musicals--the mirthful opiate that keeps the masses able to get up in the morning.

    Replies: @Forbes

    the mirthful opiate that keeps the masses able to get up in the morning

    Actually, the opiate to get through the day. People are obsessed with staring at their phones, with an app playing, all day long–walking on sidewalks, riding public transpo, at work, out in restaurants and bars–wherever they are. It’s like another appendage.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Forbes


    Actually, the opiate to get through the day. People are obsessed with staring at their phones, with an app playing, all day long–walking on sidewalks, riding public transpo, at work, out in restaurants and bars–wherever they are. It’s like another appendage.
     
    Another appendage is right. Addicts is what i see.

    I don't think people have quite wrapped their minds around this. This is one of most dramatic social transformations--ever. Probably not like agriculture, but i think it rivals industrialization. We're growing people who are essentially acommunity--not part of their community or surroundings but off in their own world--and addicted to continual electronic stimulation of their brains.

    I'm not claiming to have my head wrapped around it. But it's dramatic--and weird.
  139. @yowza
    To the residents of Baton Rouge:

    Sucks to be White and You.

    Being a pussy has a price: Fear.

    The "vomit in your mouth a little" kind of fear too many white folks have never known:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvS72hbKa0U

    Also, I'd like to recognize the folks who say, "why do you need a semi-automatic rifle, when our founding fathers have single-shot flintlocks, and never imagined semi-automatic rifles? Why can't we just have single-loading weapons as our forefathers intended?"

    One answer is, because back then, blacks weren't free.

    Now they are. How's that been working out?

    Twenty-five years from now, when our population has doubled, the stress on resources doubled–at least–do you think, pending any food or gas shortages, relations with blacks and everybody else, including blacks, will be better, the same, or not as good?

    The rational conclusion might lead you to get your fanny to a gun range, and ask to join a class on weapons handling and shooting. When they approve of your skill, purchase a semi-automatic weapon, keep it in the bedroom closet, and thank me later.

    If the fellows in the video had one in their closet, the look on their faces would be of semi-bemusement, instead of fear, not to mention they could have shot the moron in the head right then and there, and been the rock stars of their Neighborhood Watch group.

    And isn't that a good thing?

    Replies: @Kylie

    “Twenty-five years from now, when our population has doubled, the stress on resources doubled–at least–do you think, pending any food or gas shortages, relations with blacks and everybody else, including blacks, will be better, the same, or not as good?

    The rational conclusion might lead you to get your fanny to a gun range, and ask to join a class on weapons handling and shooting. When they approve of your skill, purchase a semi-automatic weapon, keep it in the bedroom closet, and thank me later.”

    Good advice–as far as it goes, which isn’t far enough. You need more than one gun–yes, i realize you can only shoot one at a time. Just as having a second car or spare keys or any other kind of backup is wise, having more than one gun is wise. And ammo. You really can’t have too much ammo.

    You should also look into reloading and casting bullets.

    Most importantly, don’t stick that gun in a closet. Regular practice at the range is essential.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Kylie

    Kylie, And for women, when in a sketchy neighborhood, wear sensible shoes that you can run in.

    Replies: @Kylie

  140. In a flash Amazon + Barnes & Noble + et-cetera globomarts airbrushed/obliterated his book’s listing:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=ccGGjgEACAAJ&dq=9780996880909

    Kinda disappointed that his web domain seemingly had no analysis of LGBT bathrooms or staying in the European Union, instead of a bunch of Chris Dorner-grade maundering about the right body spray to wear

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @classic explosive

    But the “editor” and “illustrator” have not been properly acknowledged.

    Editor: Carol Taylor, a former Random House book editor, is now a freelance editor, writer, and editorial consultant. She is the editor of the bestselling Brown Sugar series, the first of which was a "Los Angeles Times" bestseller and Gold Pen Award winner. Taylor is the "Off the Hook" relationship columnist for Flirt.com. She lives in New York City.

    Illustrator: “In the tradition of our best scholars Enensa A. M. Amen has tackled the questions most asked by African people themselves about the nature of the ancient past. Although others have approached this topic with an eye toward revealing the past and suggesting the future, few have taken the time to study the genetic record in order to de-crypt the irrefutable DNA proof of the blackness of the ancients. Thus, the value of this study by a student of the giants and the son of a giant is its intrinsic relationship to the science itself. With a brilliant exposition of the Paut Neteru [Ancient Egyptian Pantheon] the author challenges us to see that the Kamitic model of evolution depends upon understanding the Tree of Life. In my judgment this work will take its place alongside some of the most provocative and useful books in our classic collection of scholarship. All praises to the analysis of Enensa A.M. Amen.”
    Molefi Kete Asante, author, “The History of Africa” and “As I Run Toward Africa”

  141. @Cryptogenic
    @Luke Lea

    Why it’s hard to be a black in America: a) because you look different from everybody else; and (b), people who look like you murder at seven times the rate of everybody else, have an average IQ of 85, and in way too many cases are unable to function as responsible, self-supporting, law-abiding members of a modern Western-style democratic society.

    Admit it. If you woke up one morning and discovered you would black, you would know instantly that life wasn’t going to be so easy going forward. You would have to be on your very best behavior and hope to dear heaven that you were born way above average.


    I think if you have an IQ of 85, you don't have the capability for insight like that. The gap in understanding and shared experience between people separated by one standard deviation in IQ is marked; people across a gulf of two or three might as well be from different planets. You have profoundly different reality tunnels.

    The hallmark of average or below average blacks is a profound absence of mind. Police procedural TV shows are absurd because the perps, especially the black perps, reason through everything just like you would. An antidote to this, as many other commenters have pointed out, is The First 48 where you can see this almost alien (un)reasoning in (in)action.

    One of the few times the public has ever purposely had their attention drawn to the reasoning faculties of a sub-85 IQ black was the testimony of Rachael Jeantel during the Zimmerman trial. The media did their best to rehabilitate her but it was too late. What everyone saw was someone so dishonest, hostile and stupid that it was almost amazing.

    One begins to wonder how laws could apply to someone like Rachael Jeantel at all if she could barely understand them, could barely understand what "law" is. And then they have to remember that understanding and be able to intuitively apply -- that's just not gonna happen.

    Let's spell it out: a huge swathe of blacks are functionally retarded without having a biological syndrome.

    Replies: @Jack D, @classic explosive

    Oooh, a real scientist of cognitive abilities here, and a scholar of TV Informative Murder Porn to boot… To the hinged, Rachael Jenteal presents no threat to public order. She seemed highly challenged to perform the duties of a witness in court — as if tagged with a tranquilizer dart — but your balanced, well-adjusted reaction via remote diagnosis (“dishonest, hostile”) hangs a few question marks around your own level of house-training and social adaptation. The Jenteals of the world are irrelevant to jurisprudence and to political theory, but perhaps dangerous if one might accidentally fail to see you on the bus & sit on you fatally.

    • Replies: @Cryptogenic
    @classic explosive


    Oooh, a real scientist of cognitive abilities here, and a scholar of TV Informative Murder Porn to boot… To the hinged, Rachael Jenteal presents no threat to public order. She seemed highly challenged to perform the duties of a witness in court — as if tagged with a tranquilizer dart — but your balanced, well-adjusted reaction via remote diagnosis (“dishonest, hostile”) hangs a few question marks around your own level of house-training and social adaptation. The Jenteals of the world are irrelevant to jurisprudence and to political theory, but perhaps dangerous if one might accidentally fail to see you on the bus & sit on you fatally.
     
    The point.

    ---------->

    You.
    , @Cryptogenic
    @classic explosive

    I shouldn't feed the trolls, but I have a few morsels to spare.

    A black appearing "highly challenged" while presenting a "tranquilized" affect is puzzling to you because you're not accustomed to seeing blacks presented as they really are.

    RJ was dishonest (self-perjury), very hostile witness ("Sir, that's retarded") -- but she's a just handy example of a dead average black teenage girl appearing as such.

    I wish we could have people like you sent down, Cultural Revolution style. You don't know what hostile and challenged is...

    , @Jack D
    @classic explosive

    1 Rachel Jenteal is not much of a threat, but 40 million of them, egged on by the POTUS, are a potentially dangerous mob who can do a lot of damage.

  142. @SPMoore8
    The Baton Rouge murderer appears to have been fairly intelligent guy: he had wide interests, had some creative skills, and could write fairly well. It's too bad he went down this road.

    As noted, the posts have a narcissistic element which usually means that he actually was insecure and attempting to claim for himself all the things that he did not in fact have. Something of a black nerd, and the reference to Elliot Roger seems apt.

    The whole masculine/mastery thing comes across as compensatory talk for not getting laid, so the 2.5 years of celibacy is no surprise. Sexual rejection is demonic when you are young. It's not a surprise that #5 on his reading list was a bio of Barry White. (The reference to Smoove B was also very apt, those columns should be read with the Barry White voice in your head.)

    I am less inclined to think that #BLM caused this than to think that #BLM provided this Black Raskolnikov with a target of opportunity. If not police officers, he probably would have shot some women who represented his rejections, a la Roger.

    I also read the T. Genius article. Unfortunately, anytime he writes an article that modifies a statement of police officer murders with a "however" in the next sentence it comes across as a validation of those murders, and while I don't think he means it that way he still has to work on his rhetoric. With regard to TNC, he totally lost it in the past two years, arguing (in his book) that Michael Brown was "murdered", which isn't accurate, and then with his repeated statements that he thinks all violent felons should be released from prison (along with other felons.) I mean at this point he has totally lost it.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Kylie

    “With regard to TNC, he totally lost it in the past two years, arguing (in his book) that Michael Brown was “murdered”, which isn’t accurate, and then with his repeated statements that he thinks all violent felons should be released from prison (along with other felons.) I mean at this point he has totally lost it.”

    Genius T. Coates isn’t concerned with facts or logic. He’s only concerned with being black, blackness, black bodies, etc. All black all the time.

    And he’s one of the very, very few really bright blacks, probably in the talented fifth at least.

    Now tell us again how we’re supposed to get along with these people, keeping in mind that probably 95% of them are nowhere near as bright as he is.

    And yes,I realize there are plenty of dumb whites around. That makes getting along even harder.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Kylie

    kylie, I would guess, assume or bet, that the majority of TNC's book sales are to whites, as in SJWs, and I think he realizes that..

    Replies: @CCZ

  143. @Beliavsky
    Off-topic but maybe of interest to Steve and his readers, from an essay in Barron's by Jeremy Grantham, head of Boston-based money management firm GMO http://www.barrons.com/articles/jeremy-grantham-warns-on-immigration-brexit-1468613443

    Jeremy Grantham Warns on Immigration, Brexit
    "... The truth about immigration to the EU, in my view, is bitter. As covered in earlier quarterlies, I believe Africa and parts of the Near East are beginning to fail as civilized states.

    They are failing under the pressure of populations that have multiplied by 5 to 10 times since I was born; climate for growing food that is deteriorating at an accelerating rate; degraded soils; insufficient unpolluted water; bad governance; and lack of infrastructure. Country after country is tilting into rolling failure.

    This is producing in these failing states increasing numbers of desperate people, mainly young men, willing to risk money and their lives to attempt an entry into the EU.

    For the best example of the non-compute intractability of this problem, consider Nigeria. It had 21 million people when I was born and now has 187 million. In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million). Difficult. But the official UN estimate for Nigeria’s population in 2100 is over 800 million! (They still have a fertility rate of six children per woman.) Without discussing the likelihood of ever reaching 800 million, I suspect you will understand the problem at hand. Impossible.

    I wrote two years ago that this immigration pressure would stress Europe and that the first victim would be Western Europe’s liberal traditions. Well, this is happening in real time as they say, far faster than I expected. It will only get worse as hundreds of thousands of refugees become millions.

    The EU and Europe may support a few years of increasing numbers of these failing state refugees, but that is all. They will fairly quickly have to refuse to take even legitimately distressed refugees. The alternative – to take all comers – would likely be not just a failed EU, but a failing Europe. The key question now is what social and political problems will be caused by the stress of getting from here to there: from today’s chaos to a time when European borders will have uniform and controlled immigration."

    Replies: @Forbes, @Rob McX

    Grantham is a smart and very successful investment manager–known for detailed and very lengthy monthly/quarterly letters to his investors, expounding on his analysis of markets, securities, and the economy.

    In recent years, he’s wandered off to dilating on politics/policy that come off as extemporaneous musings–observations that lack the same rigorous analysis. In other words, competing hypotheses of the current state of affairs don’t merit much, if any consideration.

    While his investment approach is still tempered by a wariness and unease about the future course of markets and the economy, his politics/policy conclusions bely this approach. YMMV.

  144. @Lurker
    @Jack D


    This “everything is spinning out of control” state of affairs DOES NOT help Hillary. Despite the media’s best efforts to portray these incidents as having nothing to do with nothing, people can see that the Obama/Hillary approach to terrorism, domestic and foreign, is totally ineffective at best (at worst, they are encouraging it) so that a vote for Hillary means 4 (or 8) more years of this with no end in sight.
     
    It does seem odd. Riling up the black population against the regime when your own side is already the regime. Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about - the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right - at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Expletive Deleted, @Forbes

    Yes, the prog-left controls the fourth arm of gov’t–the bureaucracy–but they want total control of every aspect of gov’t. Though revolting against the regime, when you are the regime, seems counterproductive…

  145. These are the Books that prepare you for the top

    And he’s on top of the world except for 6 oppressive feet of it.

  146. @Big Bill
    @jesse helms think-alike

    The shooter is a Tragic Mulatto.

    Listen to the first few minutes of his video in which he hands out his book to a couple of backyard bruthas.

    Like some revival preacher, he desperately pitches them on his Good Book, giving it away free. He doesn't even know the dudes he is talking to. He talks down to them, referring to them as "you darker bruthas" and tries to create solidarity and belongingness by saying he "knows" the suffering and oppression they "go through". (And, by implication, confesses that he does NOT experience.)

    Like Obama, the shooter needed to feel he is a part of something, loved by someone, looked up to by someone, for something ... ANYthing.

    One of the tragedies of WEB Dubois' Talented Tenth ideology is the racial alienation and guilt it produces in some intelligent (read: "mixed race") black folks. Dubois teaches smart black folks to separate themselves, leave the ghetto, go off and get an education. And, like Obama's wife, they do so with a sigh of relief. Why relief? Because they like living in safety, comfort, and being around smarter, higher motivated people. And that is where they get stuck, particularly if they wind up attending a white college in a white community. Alienated and separated from regular, everyday black folks, yet too different to really be a part of white society. Neither fish nor fowl.

    If the shooter had stayed in the black community, if he had gone to Howard and made intelligent black friends, there's a good chance he would have bonded with similar "strivers" and found a middle class, educated, Talented Tenth community in which to live (Atlanta?), instead of trolling the ghetto and handing out self-improvement books to guys who don't even read, and ultimately shooting some cops to prove he was "down wif da hood".

    Replies: @Father O'Hara

    To you guys who seem to feel this guy was salvageable,may I quote one J.Lennon:”One thing you can’t hide,is when you’re crippled inside.”

  147. @iSteveFan
    @Lurker


    Not just in the sense that Steve has often talked about – the progressives being the establishment for decades. But in the literal incumbent black Democrat President sense.

    If these people are going to be fired up to vote for Hillary, to put things right – at last! Who they hell do they think has been in charge for the last eight years?
     
    The progressives want the central government to become ever larger with even more authority. Even though they have the presidency, they don't have Congress. They don't exercise control over the nation's police departments, which are the largest decentralized police force in the world. They don't exercise control over all the state legislatures and governors' mansions. They don't exercise full control over the nation's school districts. The list goes on and on.

    Progressives would like to have a highly centralized government so that one only needs to capture the heights of the presidency to exercise total control. They've already used the Ferguson unrest to get the Justice Department to insert itself into several police forces. They will use the current round of conflict to get even more control over our decentralized police.

    Replies: @Spotted Toad

    Even though it was more comic and less tragic than Ferguson, the Irving, Texas Clock Boy incident was also about the Feds using media attention and the threat of civil rights law to assert greater control over a local government prerogative.

  148. CCZ says:
    @classic explosive
    In a flash Amazon + Barnes & Noble + et-cetera globomarts airbrushed/obliterated his book's listing:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=ccGGjgEACAAJ&dq=9780996880909

    Kinda disappointed that his web domain seemingly had no analysis of LGBT bathrooms or staying in the European Union, instead of a bunch of Chris Dorner-grade maundering about the right body spray to wear

    Replies: @CCZ

    But the “editor” and “illustrator” have not been properly acknowledged.

    Editor: Carol Taylor, a former Random House book editor, is now a freelance editor, writer, and editorial consultant. She is the editor of the bestselling Brown Sugar series, the first of which was a “Los Angeles Times” bestseller and Gold Pen Award winner. Taylor is the “Off the Hook” relationship columnist for Flirt.com. She lives in New York City.

    Illustrator: “In the tradition of our best scholars Enensa A. M. Amen has tackled the questions most asked by African people themselves about the nature of the ancient past. Although others have approached this topic with an eye toward revealing the past and suggesting the future, few have taken the time to study the genetic record in order to de-crypt the irrefutable DNA proof of the blackness of the ancients. Thus, the value of this study by a student of the giants and the son of a giant is its intrinsic relationship to the science itself. With a brilliant exposition of the Paut Neteru [Ancient Egyptian Pantheon] the author challenges us to see that the Kamitic model of evolution depends upon understanding the Tree of Life. In my judgment this work will take its place alongside some of the most provocative and useful books in our classic collection of scholarship. All praises to the analysis of Enensa A.M. Amen.”
    Molefi Kete Asante, author, “The History of Africa” and “As I Run Toward Africa”

  149. @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    Long was obviously an intelligent autodidact. I don't know about the "New World Order", but:

    It's hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    With that in mind, an interesting paragraph from an article in Saturday's FT (link in the tweet below).


    These days, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders lambast globalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum and as Britain's new Conservative prime minister appears to endorse a perception that the bounty of US-led capitalism accrues to an entrenched elite, Silicon Valley is to the beleaguered American Dream what Hollywood was in the 1930s -- a repository for the promise that hard work and superior talent and ideas will rise in the marketplace. It's a proposition without which neither the western model of capitalism, nor democracy, can presume legitimacy, but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/754629989438459904

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Man From K Street, @yaqub the mad scientist, @E. Rekshun, @Forbes, @El Dato

    The American dream may be under attack, but at California’s Hacker Dojo it’s very much alive

    So a “Hacker Dojo” is a like a zoo?

    Seriously, who do youthful starry-eyed coders (“hackers”) have to with the American Dream? They can hope for some of the newly printed Wall Street Money to get shifted their way so that they can work their ass off till they are mercilessly squashed when the bubble pops and all their work is revealed as malinvestments. They may afterwards get hounded for back taxes and outstanding debts, too. Not good!

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @El Dato

    I quoted that paragraph in an article I wrote about Herbalife which was just published here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3989260-herbalife-fight-tape

    My point there was that a lot of the US economy is built on this kind of b.s., where most workers make little money, and a handful get rich. Herbalife gets more heat than Hacker Dojo or Uber mainly because of class, but there all in roughly the same racket. And if you crack down on all of the rackets, you expose how hopeless the economy is for so many.

  150. @jesse helms think-alike
    His writing samples evince intelligence far above the negro average, perhaps even above Caucasian average intelligence.

    Odd that he chose to throw his life away with this gesture; maybe this reflects the power of media brainwashing.

    If he had completed a college degree he might have been rewarded with a soft diversity executive job by many a large corporation eager for eeoc bona fides

    Replies: @Keith Vaz, @Former Darfur, @Dave Pinsen, @Olorin, @Big Bill, @Jay Fink

    The Dallas police killer also seemed to have an above average black IQ. Higher than your typical street thug.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Jay Fink

    Does this surprise you? The street thug goes off in the street. The sociopath makes a STATEMENT.

    Guys like this, average for the world but above in Black World, can't understand why they don't get the love they expect. Delusions of adequacy. Like the geeky Dylann Roof expecting his whiteness to make up for his inherent personality issues.

    Ol' Cosmo was trying his hardest to run an extra-tight Game, but he was clearly found wanting by the very people he was trying so hard to impress; he claimed to be celibate rather than take what tail was available to him.

    Dallas Boy was stealing panties from an Asian girl. All reports seem to state that he came out of that experienced a changed man. Whassamatta with your yellow ass, slope bitch? I'm a GOD to the sistas. Resspeck me!

    Dunning Kruger has consequences.

  151. @Svigor

    Nutcases like Cosmo who say that the government has intentionally destroyed the black family are ALMOST right. The destruction was not intentional (in fact it was done by “do gooders” who thought that they were “helping”, but it was just as bad as if it were.
     
    Nah. Black nuclear family was ever just an historical aberration. Couple generations of post-emancipation striving in a white supremacist society, in the midst of eons of single mothers. It was doomed for the ash heap. Liberals just gave it a lil' shove.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Conditions in America are NOTHING like what they were historically in Africa. African women in America were never going to cultivate their own little cassava patches. If Uncle Sam had not stepped up to the plate as their substitute breadwinner, their choice would have been either to find a man to support them and stick with him (the route they were already on) or else starve. Uncle Sam turned out to be much less demanding than any husband they could reasonably expect. You didn’t have to cook or clean for him or have sex with him and he would never drink up the household money. He didn’t care if you weighed 300 lbs. or if the keeeds were all his. Every month that welfare check would appear in the mailbox, good as gold. I literally do not blame black women for preferring welfare – why wouldn’t they take that deal?

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    ...Uncle Sam turned out to be much less demanding than any husband they could reasonably expect. You didn’t have to cook or clean for him or have sex with him and he would never drink up the household money. He didn’t care if you weighed 300 lbs. or if the keeeds were all his....
     
    Exactly right Jack.

    But be warned this is not limited to blacks--though their evolutionary history makes them especially prone to single motherhood.

    Modern Western society gives women access to the fruits of male labor--housing, electricity, gas for the furnance and car, and a car, all the electronic entertainment and of course food--without having to keep a man happy at all, whether through welfare or soft government or corporate jobs.

    A big part of this is just the insane prosperity we have, and man's ability to jack up the productivity of his labor. But then it's amped up by government programs and policy. The feminism--which is essentially female recipient socialism--attempts to push this even further. Schooling is traditionally free. Now medical care. Day care is on the agenda along with "equal pay for equal work", which is another huge transfer of male labor to females. And child support no longer even requires marriage. One squirt and a woman can grab a slice of your wages. You pay for her kid, but get no sex, cooking, cleaning or companionship that were part of the traditional marital--voluntary and mutually beneficial--deal.

    The US is at 40% illegitimacy nationally. But even the white rate is in the high 20s. Marriage rates are dropping quickly. As Charles Murray points out in "coming apart", it's mostly an institution now for the college educated upper middle class--those women smart enough to realize that the whole traditional package with a quality guy is the best way to raise their kids and gives them a leg up.

    But basically what's going on is a blackification of sexuality for huge swathes of society. We're embarked on a project of adopting the sexual mores of Africa, which have never supported and can not support actual "civilization".

  152. @classic explosive
    @Cryptogenic

    Oooh, a real scientist of cognitive abilities here, and a scholar of TV Informative Murder Porn to boot... To the hinged, Rachael Jenteal presents no threat to public order. She seemed highly challenged to perform the duties of a witness in court -- as if tagged with a tranquilizer dart -- but your balanced, well-adjusted reaction via remote diagnosis ("dishonest, hostile") hangs a few question marks around your own level of house-training and social adaptation. The Jenteals of the world are irrelevant to jurisprudence and to political theory, but perhaps dangerous if one might accidentally fail to see you on the bus & sit on you fatally.

    Replies: @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic, @Jack D

    Oooh, a real scientist of cognitive abilities here, and a scholar of TV Informative Murder Porn to boot… To the hinged, Rachael Jenteal presents no threat to public order. She seemed highly challenged to perform the duties of a witness in court — as if tagged with a tranquilizer dart — but your balanced, well-adjusted reaction via remote diagnosis (“dishonest, hostile”) hangs a few question marks around your own level of house-training and social adaptation. The Jenteals of the world are irrelevant to jurisprudence and to political theory, but perhaps dangerous if one might accidentally fail to see you on the bus & sit on you fatally.

    The point.

    ———->

    You.

  153. @classic explosive
    @Cryptogenic

    Oooh, a real scientist of cognitive abilities here, and a scholar of TV Informative Murder Porn to boot... To the hinged, Rachael Jenteal presents no threat to public order. She seemed highly challenged to perform the duties of a witness in court -- as if tagged with a tranquilizer dart -- but your balanced, well-adjusted reaction via remote diagnosis ("dishonest, hostile") hangs a few question marks around your own level of house-training and social adaptation. The Jenteals of the world are irrelevant to jurisprudence and to political theory, but perhaps dangerous if one might accidentally fail to see you on the bus & sit on you fatally.

    Replies: @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic, @Jack D

    I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but I have a few morsels to spare.

    A black appearing “highly challenged” while presenting a “tranquilized” affect is puzzling to you because you’re not accustomed to seeing blacks presented as they really are.

    RJ was dishonest (self-perjury), very hostile witness (“Sir, that’s retarded”) — but she’s a just handy example of a dead average black teenage girl appearing as such.

    I wish we could have people like you sent down, Cultural Revolution style. You don’t know what hostile and challenged is…

  154. @Discard
    @Horseball

    If they don't kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won't matter. It's just one step back after five steps forward.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Buffalo Joe, @gbloco

    Discard, My daughter was in a Cleveland restaurant the other day, the waitress, with an Italian accent asked what she did for a living….”Psychologist” she answered.” You are Italian?”, she asked. “Half Sicilian, half Roman” , she answered. “Go to Italy, they need you”, the waitress responded. Sad, that years ago I was called a Mediterranean N****r, now 1000 a day .

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe

    Really? Please elaborate.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  155. @Thea
    @Arclight

    Obama loves what he has unleashed. Tearing down society and beating whites into submission was always his goal.

    He would like to retire but maintain power & influence through the worshipful media. He want to continue to pontificate about the evils of the white, Christian West and continue to stroke hatred to incite violence ad Infinum

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    I think Obama hates his mother and the fact that he is half black. Then he reflects on the fact that his blackness got him everything that he has and he gets even more distraught. I wish an eminent psychologist would analyze him for us.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe

    I think you nailed it in one sentence. Current events suggest that the mulattos are the most eager to display their Black creds because they know they are not black or white enough but have been AA babies all their lives.

    Here is a guy who saw this coming almost fifty years go. He was of course ignored. Today he would lose his job for suggesting such Bad Think. http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080522_197001904theblackquotaatyalelawschoolmacklinfleming.pdf

    This will get a lot worse before it gets better.

    Replies: @Old fogey

  156. @iSteveFan
    @Buffalo Joe

    It's not about black lives. It's about non-blacks killing blacks, period. I really cannot fault them for this. Their behavior is normal. It is white and European behavior that is abnormal. Watch the local news sometime when a white family member is interviewed after their loved one has been killed by a black. They go out of their way to show their family doesn't have a hateful bone in their body. Or watch the reaction of white officials in a place like Rotherham. They go out of their way to ignore what is happening, lest they bring too much attention to the fact that the offenders were non-white.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    iSteve, Sorry, I am going to disagree with you. Using big American cities you could have a daily montage of black victims’ families crying over their loved one’s senseless death, which is almost always at the hands of another black. The families of white victims, whose demise was at the hands of blacks, rarely have the microphone in their face. When it works to the narrative, they get air time. Ranting against a black killer/rapist is getting you no face time.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    @Buffalo Joe

    You are misunderstanding. Individual blacks are very upset when their loved ones are killed by other blacks. But their anger is usually directed against the perpetrator, or maybe his family. It is not directed against an entire race or ethnic group.

    When a black is killed by a non-black, their anger is often directed against whites in whole. And other blacks who are not related to the victim feel this anger too. And any white, whether he is the perpetrator, a relative of the perpetrator or completely unrelated to the perpetrator is potentially subject to a retaliatory attack by a black who most likely is not even related to the black victim.

    It is similar to the lynch mob mentality whites used to display 60 plus years ago. If a black raped or killed someone in their community, the community, relatives or not, felt the anger and sought revenge.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jack D

  157. Who else has noticed this :

    When american blacks write something and post it on the web – be it on “The Root.com” or in manifestos like the one Sailer sited above – one can always Always ALWAYS tell that the content was written by a black.

    By a negro with lets face it ‘limited critical thinking skills (due to the biological reality of what I call the “One Banana Difference” (black brains weigh on average 120 grams less than white and asian brains ; your average banana weighs about 120 grams, hence the OBD)).

    This holds true with the “writings” of the Baton Rouge cop killer : while trying to sound intelligent,
    his words seem more like those of an average-intelligence nine-year-old white child.

    It is simply astonishing to behold, how blacks possess such uniform expressions of their stunted intellectual abilities.

  158. @bomag
    @Wilkey


    ... the fact that a huge percentage of them would rather have no job at all than to have a “demeaning” one that requires them to answer to a (probably white) boss and earn less than what they feel they are worth.
     
    Bingo. Note well that the modern state has installed an infrastructure that gives people the option of not working and still enjoying all the modern conveniences.

    Along with this we are seeing the "rising expectations" phenomenon, where life is good and getting better, but the rage increases because hedonic adjustment tells that cohort they should now be an Oprah, Jay-Z, or Obama and anything less just means the Man is keeping the good stuff away from them.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    bomag, and for the recently unemployed….90 weeks of basically a paid vacation, and sweeter still if you can get an under the table job.

  159. @Cryptogenic
    @Anonymous

    A preference for quantity in reading throws up a re(a!)d flag. I see "speed readers" on Goodreads all the time who blow through Kant or something in half a week and call it done. "A little slow in the middle but picks up at the end. Insightful! Wow, I need to think about it more" -- that sort of thing. The book-a-day types -- Rachel Maddow claims to be one -- are either skimmers drunk on quantity or genuine 150+ IQ mutants.

    I'm willing to admit I'm wrong but I don't think I am.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Crypto, Occasionally I will find a work of fiction that I find spellbinding and can not put down. “The Godfather” and “Day of the Jackal” were two such books. I can’t imagine anyone making it through, “Guns, Germs and Steel” in one day, or two, or three.

  160. iSteveFan says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    @iSteveFan

    iSteve, Sorry, I am going to disagree with you. Using big American cities you could have a daily montage of black victims' families crying over their loved one's senseless death, which is almost always at the hands of another black. The families of white victims, whose demise was at the hands of blacks, rarely have the microphone in their face. When it works to the narrative, they get air time. Ranting against a black killer/rapist is getting you no face time.

    Replies: @iSteveFan

    You are misunderstanding. Individual blacks are very upset when their loved ones are killed by other blacks. But their anger is usually directed against the perpetrator, or maybe his family. It is not directed against an entire race or ethnic group.

    When a black is killed by a non-black, their anger is often directed against whites in whole. And other blacks who are not related to the victim feel this anger too. And any white, whether he is the perpetrator, a relative of the perpetrator or completely unrelated to the perpetrator is potentially subject to a retaliatory attack by a black who most likely is not even related to the black victim.

    It is similar to the lynch mob mentality whites used to display 60 plus years ago. If a black raped or killed someone in their community, the community, relatives or not, felt the anger and sought revenge.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @iSteveFan

    iSteve, a measured response until you added "the lynch mob mentality whites used to display 60 years ago." I am 70 years old, my mother is 98 and as sharp as a tack.....you are entering fantasy land, never had a hard time walking around with lynched negroes swinging from the trees. No need to respond , and thank you.

    , @Jack D
    @iSteveFan

    I think your are underestimating how far back into history you have to reach for a time when lynchings were common. I would put that year at 1935, which is 80+ years ago, not 60. In 1935 there were 21 lynchings, 8 in 1936, and 2 in 1939. One the war started, so called lynchings were only sporadic and many of them were not even lynchings in the "classical" sense that you describe.

    And of course most lynchings occurred in the rural South. They rarely if ever occurred in Northern urban areas such as Buffalo.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @iSteveFan

  161. @Kylie
    @yowza

    "Twenty-five years from now, when our population has doubled, the stress on resources doubled–at least–do you think, pending any food or gas shortages, relations with blacks and everybody else, including blacks, will be better, the same, or not as good?

    The rational conclusion might lead you to get your fanny to a gun range, and ask to join a class on weapons handling and shooting. When they approve of your skill, purchase a semi-automatic weapon, keep it in the bedroom closet, and thank me later."

    Good advice--as far as it goes, which isn't far enough. You need more than one gun--yes, i realize you can only shoot one at a time. Just as having a second car or spare keys or any other kind of backup is wise, having more than one gun is wise. And ammo. You really can't have too much ammo.

    You should also look into reloading and casting bullets.

    Most importantly, don't stick that gun in a closet. Regular practice at the range is essential.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Kylie, And for women, when in a sketchy neighborhood, wear sensible shoes that you can run in.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yes. Women out at night should wear sensible shoes. And if a woman ever finds herself needing to run while wearing non-sensible shoes, her best bet into kick them off and run barefoot or in her stockings.

  162. @Kylie
    @SPMoore8

    "With regard to TNC, he totally lost it in the past two years, arguing (in his book) that Michael Brown was “murdered”, which isn’t accurate, and then with his repeated statements that he thinks all violent felons should be released from prison (along with other felons.) I mean at this point he has totally lost it."

    Genius T. Coates isn't concerned with facts or logic. He's only concerned with being black, blackness, black bodies, etc. All black all the time.

    And he's one of the very, very few really bright blacks, probably in the talented fifth at least.

    Now tell us again how we're supposed to get along with these people, keeping in mind that probably 95% of them are nowhere near as bright as he is.

    And yes,I realize there are plenty of dumb whites around. That makes getting along even harder.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    kylie, I would guess, assume or bet, that the majority of TNC’s book sales are to whites, as in SJWs, and I think he realizes that..

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @Buffalo Joe

    And to the academics, etc., who read, write, teach, and publish privilege-oppression studies, below.

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17404622.2016.1192659

    Encountering My Privilege (and Others’ Oppression)
    Erika L. Kirbya

    Courses: Communication and Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Gender Communication

    Objectives: After completing this semester-long activity, students should be able to (1) articulate a systems-of-oppression (privilege??oppression) approach to thinking about difference; (2) confront and “interact differently” with one social identity category where they have privilege; and (3) explain the corresponding form of oppression at individual, institutional, and societal/cultural levels.

    The underlying rationale for this activity is to familiarize students with the “systems of oppression” framework that embraces the dialectical nature of privilege/advantage and penalty/disadvantage.

  163. @iSteveFan
    @Buffalo Joe

    You are misunderstanding. Individual blacks are very upset when their loved ones are killed by other blacks. But their anger is usually directed against the perpetrator, or maybe his family. It is not directed against an entire race or ethnic group.

    When a black is killed by a non-black, their anger is often directed against whites in whole. And other blacks who are not related to the victim feel this anger too. And any white, whether he is the perpetrator, a relative of the perpetrator or completely unrelated to the perpetrator is potentially subject to a retaliatory attack by a black who most likely is not even related to the black victim.

    It is similar to the lynch mob mentality whites used to display 60 plus years ago. If a black raped or killed someone in their community, the community, relatives or not, felt the anger and sought revenge.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jack D

    iSteve, a measured response until you added “the lynch mob mentality whites used to display 60 years ago.” I am 70 years old, my mother is 98 and as sharp as a tack…..you are entering fantasy land, never had a hard time walking around with lynched negroes swinging from the trees. No need to respond , and thank you.

  164. @Buffalo Joe
    @Kylie

    kylie, I would guess, assume or bet, that the majority of TNC's book sales are to whites, as in SJWs, and I think he realizes that..

    Replies: @CCZ

    And to the academics, etc., who read, write, teach, and publish privilege-oppression studies, below.

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17404622.2016.1192659

    Encountering My Privilege (and Others’ Oppression)
    Erika L. Kirbya

    Courses: Communication and Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Gender Communication

    Objectives: After completing this semester-long activity, students should be able to (1) articulate a systems-of-oppression (privilege??oppression) approach to thinking about difference; (2) confront and “interact differently” with one social identity category where they have privilege; and (3) explain the corresponding form of oppression at individual, institutional, and societal/cultural levels.

    The underlying rationale for this activity is to familiarize students with the “systems of oppression” framework that embraces the dialectical nature of privilege/advantage and penalty/disadvantage.

  165. @Discard
    @Horseball

    If they don't kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won't matter. It's just one step back after five steps forward.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Buffalo Joe, @gbloco

    One step forward after five steps back surely?

  166. @bomag
    @Former Darfur


    the same people are going to be cops before as after. The only difference is who is going to sign their pay checks.
     
    Cop culture is an emergent characteristic, with limited influence from the paymaster. The effect of these attacks is to move the threshold on the acceptable level of criminality.

    Replies: @prusmc

    Hard to have a clear attitude towards the police. We watched them allow Trump supporters get brutialized in Chicago, Albaquerque, San Jose, Berkley, Sacramento. The Charles Moose like buffoon police chiefs were pleased with the result because it fit their pc agenda that Trump supporters are not entitled to protection while exercising their rights. In those places the police are politicized by the establishment and its’ pets like LaRaza and BLM.

  167. @iSteveFan
    @Buffalo Joe

    You are misunderstanding. Individual blacks are very upset when their loved ones are killed by other blacks. But their anger is usually directed against the perpetrator, or maybe his family. It is not directed against an entire race or ethnic group.

    When a black is killed by a non-black, their anger is often directed against whites in whole. And other blacks who are not related to the victim feel this anger too. And any white, whether he is the perpetrator, a relative of the perpetrator or completely unrelated to the perpetrator is potentially subject to a retaliatory attack by a black who most likely is not even related to the black victim.

    It is similar to the lynch mob mentality whites used to display 60 plus years ago. If a black raped or killed someone in their community, the community, relatives or not, felt the anger and sought revenge.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jack D

    I think your are underestimating how far back into history you have to reach for a time when lynchings were common. I would put that year at 1935, which is 80+ years ago, not 60. In 1935 there were 21 lynchings, 8 in 1936, and 2 in 1939. One the war started, so called lynchings were only sporadic and many of them were not even lynchings in the “classical” sense that you describe.

    And of course most lynchings occurred in the rural South. They rarely if ever occurred in Northern urban areas such as Buffalo.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Jack D


    In 1935 there were 21 lynchings
     
    As opposed to an average of about 49 police killed in the line of duty annually in the last decade.
    , @iSteveFan
    @Jack D

    Whether the correct date was 60 years ago or 80, we can agree whites no longer take action against non-whites who target and attack whites. Whether in the USA or Europe, you don't see whites responding to events like Rotherham or the 9 out of 10 interracial crimes that involve black-on-white violence in the USA. Maybe because whites no longer respond with such extrajudicial justice, these crimes continue.

    Blacks today seem as though they are responding to what they perceive as non-blacks attacking them. Whether you agree with them or not, I do admire them for standing up and sending a message. I only wish Euros would do the same.

  168. @classic explosive
    @Cryptogenic

    Oooh, a real scientist of cognitive abilities here, and a scholar of TV Informative Murder Porn to boot... To the hinged, Rachael Jenteal presents no threat to public order. She seemed highly challenged to perform the duties of a witness in court -- as if tagged with a tranquilizer dart -- but your balanced, well-adjusted reaction via remote diagnosis ("dishonest, hostile") hangs a few question marks around your own level of house-training and social adaptation. The Jenteals of the world are irrelevant to jurisprudence and to political theory, but perhaps dangerous if one might accidentally fail to see you on the bus & sit on you fatally.

    Replies: @Cryptogenic, @Cryptogenic, @Jack D

    1 Rachel Jenteal is not much of a threat, but 40 million of them, egged on by the POTUS, are a potentially dangerous mob who can do a lot of damage.

  169. @Buffalo Joe
    @Discard

    Discard, My daughter was in a Cleveland restaurant the other day, the waitress, with an Italian accent asked what she did for a living...."Psychologist" she answered." You are Italian?", she asked. "Half Sicilian, half Roman" , she answered. "Go to Italy, they need you", the waitress responded. Sad, that years ago I was called a Mediterranean N****r, now 1000 a day .

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Really? Please elaborate.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Jim Don Bob

    Jim, I should have read what I wrote, I meant Italy is receiving 1000 new "African Italians" a day...as in refugees. Sorry.

  170. @yaqub the mad scientist
    @Dave Pinsen

    It’s hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    You could tie together a lot of the discussion on ISteve into single theme: the collapse of opportunity and direction for 95-105 IQ men in general, or the Hollowing Out of the (Bell Curve ) Hump. That's what the "hollowing out of the economy" is: the end of jobs for that large demographic, and that filters down to how our schools are structured. The entire educational system clusters its focus on the tails. That's demographically the "coalition of the fringes"-the tails.

    And do our social myths. The dignity of the skilled common man has gone as well- partially papered over by elites who deride the post-WWII prosperity boom under that countaer-narrative of the 1950's being some kind of fascist hellhole.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Anonymous

    that countaer-narrative of the 1950′s being some kind of fascist hellhole…

    While that counter-narrative of the 1950’s being a repressive, fascist time is usually attributed to the Sixties counterculture, the hippies of old merely decried their parents for being squares, and their life as uncreatively boring., cf. the movie ‘The Graduate.’

    The people who really stuck the knife into the 1950s and demonized it were the second-wave feminists of that time, who demonized American domestic life and the single-earner corporate economy, then the envy and wonder of the developed world, as a historically singular horror of a society. They did this largely for cynical ideological purposes; it was useful to lay down certain axiomatic truths about men, women, life and the workplace and it helped make their ideological framework impervious to challenge.

    That that feminist construct was wildly at variance with the actual truth, namely that middle class America of those times was a kind of economic middle-class nirvana not seen before in history, oddly didn’t derail the narrative. I’m still mystified by why everyone bought it wholesale and why it has stuck until recently. It’s only with the advent of Donald Trump that we are beginning to remember that we had it good, real good.

    • Agree: Kylie, Old fogey
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @PiltdownMan

    The only problem is that we lived under the threat of nuclear war back in the 50s - not that the 60s solved that problem or anything.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

  171. @Jack D
    @iSteveFan

    I think your are underestimating how far back into history you have to reach for a time when lynchings were common. I would put that year at 1935, which is 80+ years ago, not 60. In 1935 there were 21 lynchings, 8 in 1936, and 2 in 1939. One the war started, so called lynchings were only sporadic and many of them were not even lynchings in the "classical" sense that you describe.

    And of course most lynchings occurred in the rural South. They rarely if ever occurred in Northern urban areas such as Buffalo.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @iSteveFan

    In 1935 there were 21 lynchings

    As opposed to an average of about 49 police killed in the line of duty annually in the last decade.

  172. @AnotherDad
    @Discard


    If they don’t kick the newcomers out, closing the borders won’t matter. It’s just one step back after five steps forward.
     
    Exactly right. Most people are not mathematical thinkers--including unfortunately all our "elites". People do not realize the huge *demographic* impact of this wave.

    This was--in one year--a million+ young *men*. There are only 5m German men in their 20s. Some later cohorts are even smaller. 10m is probably a good estimate of the size of the male half of a the current German "breeding generation". These refugees will on average either eventually bring in foreign women or displace German men in breeding. So essentially in one year, Germany created a huge 10% hostile racial minority population. What the US did with slavery--in one year!

    If they don't keep these guys as "refugees" and send them back--they are screwed. And realistically the West, is mentally\ideologically so far from the sort of sane realistic mindset where they can do that ... it seems very unlikely. So Germany is basically screwed.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Expletive Deleted, @PiltdownMan

    Most people are not mathematical thinkers–including unfortunately all our “elites”. People do not realize the huge *demographic* impact of this wave.

    This was–in one year–a million+ young *men*.

    Angela Merkel doesn’t have the excuse of being a member of the elites who is not a mathematical thinker. She was a working physicist, in the field of quantum chemistry, until her 30s.

    Maybe she sentimentally thought that just as West Germans adjusted to the Ossies after reunification, so also Germans as a whole would ‘absorb’ a million Syrian dudes.

  173. @Buffalo Joe
    @Thea

    I think Obama hates his mother and the fact that he is half black. Then he reflects on the fact that his blackness got him everything that he has and he gets even more distraught. I wish an eminent psychologist would analyze him for us.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I think you nailed it in one sentence. Current events suggest that the mulattos are the most eager to display their Black creds because they know they are not black or white enough but have been AA babies all their lives.

    Here is a guy who saw this coming almost fifty years go. He was of course ignored. Today he would lose his job for suggesting such Bad Think. http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080522_197001904theblackquotaatyalelawschoolmacklinfleming.pdf

    This will get a lot worse before it gets better.

    • Replies: @Old fogey
    @Jim Don Bob

    Thank you for the link to the letters in National Affairs. We have become so self-censoring it is hard to believe that people were willing to express such politically-incorrect views such a short time ago.

  174. @e
    Wow. If anyone didn't know how shameless Hillary Clinton is, they should find a video of her speech to the NAACP concluded a bit ago. She actually held up the Michael Brown case as evidence of police mistreatment of blacks. Unbelievable. Should Trump or anyone else point out the grand jury's decision that brute Mikey tried to wrestle Darren Wilson's gun from him, should anyone point out Mikey was a thief and a bully and is responsible for his own death, the whole of the Dem party is ready, willing, and able to scream Trump et. al are racists.

    The woman is pure evil. She knows she needs huge black turnout to win the election and she'll do anything to get it.

    Replies: @Rifleman

    Wow. If anyone didn’t know how shameless Hillary Clinton is, they should find a video of her speech to the NAACP concluded a bit ago.

    QUIT KILLING BLACK PEOPLE : Hillary Clinton screams at the NAACP Convention

  175. iSteveFan says:
    @Jack D
    @iSteveFan

    I think your are underestimating how far back into history you have to reach for a time when lynchings were common. I would put that year at 1935, which is 80+ years ago, not 60. In 1935 there were 21 lynchings, 8 in 1936, and 2 in 1939. One the war started, so called lynchings were only sporadic and many of them were not even lynchings in the "classical" sense that you describe.

    And of course most lynchings occurred in the rural South. They rarely if ever occurred in Northern urban areas such as Buffalo.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @iSteveFan

    Whether the correct date was 60 years ago or 80, we can agree whites no longer take action against non-whites who target and attack whites. Whether in the USA or Europe, you don’t see whites responding to events like Rotherham or the 9 out of 10 interracial crimes that involve black-on-white violence in the USA. Maybe because whites no longer respond with such extrajudicial justice, these crimes continue.

    Blacks today seem as though they are responding to what they perceive as non-blacks attacking them. Whether you agree with them or not, I do admire them for standing up and sending a message. I only wish Euros would do the same.

  176. @Buffalo Joe
    @Kylie

    Kylie, And for women, when in a sketchy neighborhood, wear sensible shoes that you can run in.

    Replies: @Kylie

    Yes. Women out at night should wear sensible shoes. And if a woman ever finds herself needing to run while wearing non-sensible shoes, her best bet into kick them off and run barefoot or in her stockings.

  177. @Maj. Kong
    @Former Darfur

    The IRA figured it out when they lost the support of the USSR, and then Gaddafi.

    But Rep. Peter King (R-NY) was with them the whole time.

    Did he ever get a Belfast mural?

    Replies: @Anonymous Nephew, @Frau Katze

    Do you think the nationalists terrorists (including the IRA) began to realize the stupidity of fighting with each other as the whole of Europe is being inundated with folks who are truly foreigners, and some of them espousing a religion that has a very long history of being hostile and aggressive?

    I personally have never met anyone in such a movement and I’m just throwing out guesses.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    @Frau Katze

    The IRA during the Troubles wasn't a nationalist organization as we would think of it. It's political descendent, Sinn Fein, is a very left-wing socialist party that has never complained about mass immigration into the UK or the RoI. These days that party has abandoned any pretense of its alleged social conservatism.

    The Troubles was a three layer conflict: ethnic, religious, economic. (The Ulster Protestants are mainly descended from Scots that came over during the Plantations period) It ended largely because the patronage of Gaddafi came to an end, US donors were not able to supply the heavy weapons needed for any ethnic cleansing endgame.

    Think of the IRA as some macho SJWs.

    Replies: @Frau Katze

  178. @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe

    I think you nailed it in one sentence. Current events suggest that the mulattos are the most eager to display their Black creds because they know they are not black or white enough but have been AA babies all their lives.

    Here is a guy who saw this coming almost fifty years go. He was of course ignored. Today he would lose his job for suggesting such Bad Think. http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080522_197001904theblackquotaatyalelawschoolmacklinfleming.pdf

    This will get a lot worse before it gets better.

    Replies: @Old fogey

    Thank you for the link to the letters in National Affairs. We have become so self-censoring it is hard to believe that people were willing to express such politically-incorrect views such a short time ago.

  179. @E. Rekshun
    @Dave Pinsen

    But you might think twice about hiring someone who presents the slightest hint of danger.

    True, but they [black males] still get hired. Certianly not white-collar work, but my City's large water department specifically seeks out black ex-cons to work in the water plant (to the exclusion of clean-record Whites). The ex-cons earn their water treatment certificates in prison, many having served 10+ years for manslaughter and other violent crimes.

    It’s safer hiring a woman, plus you can tick off two diversity boxes in one that way.

    My White female boss just bragged about accomplishing this a couple of weeks ago after hiring a black female administrative assistant! And, yes, literally, two boxes get checked off on the quarterly report to the US EEOC. (Plus the new hire is a retired military veteran, so three boxes!)

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    A joke in Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon was that the Silicon Valley startups had a bunch of white guys with the most exotic female receptionist they could hire, to goose the diversity stats.

  180. @Frau Katze
    @Maj. Kong

    Do you think the nationalists terrorists (including the IRA) began to realize the stupidity of fighting with each other as the whole of Europe is being inundated with folks who are truly foreigners, and some of them espousing a religion that has a very long history of being hostile and aggressive?

    I personally have never met anyone in such a movement and I'm just throwing out guesses.

    Replies: @Maj. Kong

    The IRA during the Troubles wasn’t a nationalist organization as we would think of it. It’s political descendent, Sinn Fein, is a very left-wing socialist party that has never complained about mass immigration into the UK or the RoI. These days that party has abandoned any pretense of its alleged social conservatism.

    The Troubles was a three layer conflict: ethnic, religious, economic. (The Ulster Protestants are mainly descended from Scots that came over during the Plantations period) It ended largely because the patronage of Gaddafi came to an end, US donors were not able to supply the heavy weapons needed for any ethnic cleansing endgame.

    Think of the IRA as some macho SJWs.

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    @Maj. Kong

    So I got that totally wrong.

    Once I knew a woman from Belfast. She lived in Canada but missed her family back home. I asked her about the dispute.

    She said it was only a problem in "certain neighbourhoods" that apparently didn't include hers. It was a non- issue to her (and she was a devout Catholic).

    That confused me, but I let it pass, afraid of accidentally saying something offensive, since clearly I didn't "get it."

  181. @El Dato
    @Dave Pinsen

    The American dream may be under attack, but at California's Hacker Dojo it's very much alive

    So a "Hacker Dojo" is a like a zoo?

    Seriously, who do youthful starry-eyed coders ("hackers") have to with the American Dream? They can hope for some of the newly printed Wall Street Money to get shifted their way so that they can work their ass off till they are mercilessly squashed when the bubble pops and all their work is revealed as malinvestments. They may afterwards get hounded for back taxes and outstanding debts, too. Not good!

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    I quoted that paragraph in an article I wrote about Herbalife which was just published here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3989260-herbalife-fight-tape

    My point there was that a lot of the US economy is built on this kind of b.s., where most workers make little money, and a handful get rich. Herbalife gets more heat than Hacker Dojo or Uber mainly because of class, but there all in roughly the same racket. And if you crack down on all of the rackets, you expose how hopeless the economy is for so many.

  182. @Forbes
    @Dave Pinsen


    but which the traumas of 2008 have thrown into doubt.
     
    Whaa??

    Am I supposed to know/assume that "the traumas of 2008" is a reference to the so-called global financial crisis?

    For some/many, the "traumas of 2008" could be considered the election of Barack Obama.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    Heh.

  183. @Maj. Kong
    @Frau Katze

    The IRA during the Troubles wasn't a nationalist organization as we would think of it. It's political descendent, Sinn Fein, is a very left-wing socialist party that has never complained about mass immigration into the UK or the RoI. These days that party has abandoned any pretense of its alleged social conservatism.

    The Troubles was a three layer conflict: ethnic, religious, economic. (The Ulster Protestants are mainly descended from Scots that came over during the Plantations period) It ended largely because the patronage of Gaddafi came to an end, US donors were not able to supply the heavy weapons needed for any ethnic cleansing endgame.

    Think of the IRA as some macho SJWs.

    Replies: @Frau Katze

    So I got that totally wrong.

    Once I knew a woman from Belfast. She lived in Canada but missed her family back home. I asked her about the dispute.

    She said it was only a problem in “certain neighbourhoods” that apparently didn’t include hers. It was a non- issue to her (and she was a devout Catholic).

    That confused me, but I let it pass, afraid of accidentally saying something offensive, since clearly I didn’t “get it.”

  184. “Ta-Nehisi” is like “ayatollah”– just hearing the word brings to mind this classic tune:

  185. @Beliavsky
    Off-topic but maybe of interest to Steve and his readers, from an essay in Barron's by Jeremy Grantham, head of Boston-based money management firm GMO http://www.barrons.com/articles/jeremy-grantham-warns-on-immigration-brexit-1468613443

    Jeremy Grantham Warns on Immigration, Brexit
    "... The truth about immigration to the EU, in my view, is bitter. As covered in earlier quarterlies, I believe Africa and parts of the Near East are beginning to fail as civilized states.

    They are failing under the pressure of populations that have multiplied by 5 to 10 times since I was born; climate for growing food that is deteriorating at an accelerating rate; degraded soils; insufficient unpolluted water; bad governance; and lack of infrastructure. Country after country is tilting into rolling failure.

    This is producing in these failing states increasing numbers of desperate people, mainly young men, willing to risk money and their lives to attempt an entry into the EU.

    For the best example of the non-compute intractability of this problem, consider Nigeria. It had 21 million people when I was born and now has 187 million. In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million). Difficult. But the official UN estimate for Nigeria’s population in 2100 is over 800 million! (They still have a fertility rate of six children per woman.) Without discussing the likelihood of ever reaching 800 million, I suspect you will understand the problem at hand. Impossible.

    I wrote two years ago that this immigration pressure would stress Europe and that the first victim would be Western Europe’s liberal traditions. Well, this is happening in real time as they say, far faster than I expected. It will only get worse as hundreds of thousands of refugees become millions.

    The EU and Europe may support a few years of increasing numbers of these failing state refugees, but that is all. They will fairly quickly have to refuse to take even legitimately distressed refugees. The alternative – to take all comers – would likely be not just a failed EU, but a failing Europe. The key question now is what social and political problems will be caused by the stress of getting from here to there: from today’s chaos to a time when European borders will have uniform and controlled immigration."

    Replies: @Forbes, @Rob McX

    In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million).

    That sentence alone is all any immigration sceptic needs to read. If it doesn’t scare the hell out of you, you’re beyond all hope.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Rob McX


    In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million).
     


    The numbers are off and the truth is way scarier.

    Nigeria's population is 182 million right now. It is projected to rise to 400 million by 2050, in 34 years from now.
  186. @Jim Don Bob
    @BB753

    But the important question here is -- was he a pitcher or a catcher? Maybe the FBI can investigate right after they find Sateen's wife.

    Replies: @BB753

    They’re not interested: Omar Mateen’s wife is legally retarded and as such probably can’t be indicted. Still, it’d be interesting to hear what she has to say.

  187. @PiltdownMan
    @yaqub the mad scientist


    that countaer-narrative of the 1950′s being some kind of fascist hellhole...
     


    While that counter-narrative of the 1950's being a repressive, fascist time is usually attributed to the Sixties counterculture, the hippies of old merely decried their parents for being squares, and their life as uncreatively boring., cf. the movie 'The Graduate.'

    The people who really stuck the knife into the 1950s and demonized it were the second-wave feminists of that time, who demonized American domestic life and the single-earner corporate economy, then the envy and wonder of the developed world, as a historically singular horror of a society. They did this largely for cynical ideological purposes; it was useful to lay down certain axiomatic truths about men, women, life and the workplace and it helped make their ideological framework impervious to challenge.

    That that feminist construct was wildly at variance with the actual truth, namely that middle class America of those times was a kind of economic middle-class nirvana not seen before in history, oddly didn't derail the narrative. I'm still mystified by why everyone bought it wholesale and why it has stuck until recently. It's only with the advent of Donald Trump that we are beginning to remember that we had it good, real good.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    The only problem is that we lived under the threat of nuclear war back in the 50s – not that the 60s solved that problem or anything.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Rob McX

    We are living under the threat of nuclear war right now.

    It's just that we are a lot less paranoid than we used to be about Russia, and vice-versa, and so we all feel safer. Some people, of course, hate that and spend their time poking the bear to see if it will wake up.

  188. @Rob McX
    @PiltdownMan

    The only problem is that we lived under the threat of nuclear war back in the 50s - not that the 60s solved that problem or anything.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    We are living under the threat of nuclear war right now.

    It’s just that we are a lot less paranoid than we used to be about Russia, and vice-versa, and so we all feel safer. Some people, of course, hate that and spend their time poking the bear to see if it will wake up.

  189. @Rob McX
    @Beliavsky


    In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million).

     

    That sentence alone is all any immigration sceptic needs to read. If it doesn't scare the hell out of you, you're beyond all hope.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    In a recent poll, 40% of Nigerians (75 million) said they would like to emigrate, mostly to the U.K. (population 64 million).

    The numbers are off and the truth is way scarier.

    Nigeria’s population is 182 million right now. It is projected to rise to 400 million by 2050, in 34 years from now.

  190. @Jay Fink
    @jesse helms think-alike

    The Dallas police killer also seemed to have an above average black IQ. Higher than your typical street thug.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    Does this surprise you? The street thug goes off in the street. The sociopath makes a STATEMENT.

    Guys like this, average for the world but above in Black World, can’t understand why they don’t get the love they expect. Delusions of adequacy. Like the geeky Dylann Roof expecting his whiteness to make up for his inherent personality issues.

    Ol’ Cosmo was trying his hardest to run an extra-tight Game, but he was clearly found wanting by the very people he was trying so hard to impress; he claimed to be celibate rather than take what tail was available to him.

    Dallas Boy was stealing panties from an Asian girl. All reports seem to state that he came out of that experienced a changed man. Whassamatta with your yellow ass, slope bitch? I’m a GOD to the sistas. Resspeck me!

    Dunning Kruger has consequences.

  191. @AndrewR
    @Olorin

    That shan't happen because the narrative is a ratchet and a racket.

    Replies: @Olorin

    Within seconds of reading your comment, my brain said, “Wait! I know! An adjustable tennis racket! With a sort of T6 stock dealie in the handle!!!”

    Then it started on a swivel mechanism for the racket head, and started wondering about tennis organizations and their rules for such things. Does the entire racket have to retain a flat plane? What are the rules for racket size? Maybe it’d be a useful product for people with kids of various ages! And what about badminton?

    Gadzooks, white male privilege!! Puns and inventions–where we could instead be thinking about who ShaNayNay shortie belong, fo’ EBT refill day, or weave loans.

  192. @Forbes
    @The Man From K Street


    the mirthful opiate that keeps the masses able to get up in the morning
     
    Actually, the opiate to get through the day. People are obsessed with staring at their phones, with an app playing, all day long--walking on sidewalks, riding public transpo, at work, out in restaurants and bars--wherever they are. It's like another appendage.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Actually, the opiate to get through the day. People are obsessed with staring at their phones, with an app playing, all day long–walking on sidewalks, riding public transpo, at work, out in restaurants and bars–wherever they are. It’s like another appendage.

    Another appendage is right. Addicts is what i see.

    I don’t think people have quite wrapped their minds around this. This is one of most dramatic social transformations–ever. Probably not like agriculture, but i think it rivals industrialization. We’re growing people who are essentially acommunity–not part of their community or surroundings but off in their own world–and addicted to continual electronic stimulation of their brains.

    I’m not claiming to have my head wrapped around it. But it’s dramatic–and weird.

  193. @Anatoly Karlin
    @Mr. Blank


    He is exactly the sort of intelligent-but-not-too-intelligent black guy that corporations and universities love to hire as diversity window dressing.
     
    He was a dropout from "General Studies" at Clark Atlanta University, a private black college with an 85% acceptance rate and a 24% graduation rate.

    Replies: @pink_point, @tbraton, @ATX Hipster

    To be fair, he may have dropped out after realizing it was a dead end and he’d do better on his own. I doubt it was an inability to keep up.

  194. @Jack D
    @Svigor

    Conditions in America are NOTHING like what they were historically in Africa. African women in America were never going to cultivate their own little cassava patches. If Uncle Sam had not stepped up to the plate as their substitute breadwinner, their choice would have been either to find a man to support them and stick with him (the route they were already on) or else starve. Uncle Sam turned out to be much less demanding than any husband they could reasonably expect. You didn't have to cook or clean for him or have sex with him and he would never drink up the household money. He didn't care if you weighed 300 lbs. or if the keeeds were all his. Every month that welfare check would appear in the mailbox, good as gold. I literally do not blame black women for preferring welfare - why wouldn't they take that deal?

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    …Uncle Sam turned out to be much less demanding than any husband they could reasonably expect. You didn’t have to cook or clean for him or have sex with him and he would never drink up the household money. He didn’t care if you weighed 300 lbs. or if the keeeds were all his….

    Exactly right Jack.

    But be warned this is not limited to blacks–though their evolutionary history makes them especially prone to single motherhood.

    Modern Western society gives women access to the fruits of male labor–housing, electricity, gas for the furnance and car, and a car, all the electronic entertainment and of course food–without having to keep a man happy at all, whether through welfare or soft government or corporate jobs.

    A big part of this is just the insane prosperity we have, and man’s ability to jack up the productivity of his labor. But then it’s amped up by government programs and policy. The feminism–which is essentially female recipient socialism–attempts to push this even further. Schooling is traditionally free. Now medical care. Day care is on the agenda along with “equal pay for equal work”, which is another huge transfer of male labor to females. And child support no longer even requires marriage. One squirt and a woman can grab a slice of your wages. You pay for her kid, but get no sex, cooking, cleaning or companionship that were part of the traditional marital–voluntary and mutually beneficial–deal.

    The US is at 40% illegitimacy nationally. But even the white rate is in the high 20s. Marriage rates are dropping quickly. As Charles Murray points out in “coming apart”, it’s mostly an institution now for the college educated upper middle class–those women smart enough to realize that the whole traditional package with a quality guy is the best way to raise their kids and gives them a leg up.

    But basically what’s going on is a blackification of sexuality for huge swathes of society. We’re embarked on a project of adopting the sexual mores of Africa, which have never supported and can not support actual “civilization”.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  195. @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe

    Really? Please elaborate.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Jim, I should have read what I wrote, I meant Italy is receiving 1000 new “African Italians” a day…as in refugees. Sorry.

  196. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @yaqub the mad scientist
    @Dave Pinsen

    It’s hard to separate the personal from the economic and the political. For all of us. So, without knowing more about the guy, I wonder to what extent he might have had trouble getting ahead in the current economy, despite his smarts, and how that might have fed his political grievances.

    You could tie together a lot of the discussion on ISteve into single theme: the collapse of opportunity and direction for 95-105 IQ men in general, or the Hollowing Out of the (Bell Curve ) Hump. That's what the "hollowing out of the economy" is: the end of jobs for that large demographic, and that filters down to how our schools are structured. The entire educational system clusters its focus on the tails. That's demographically the "coalition of the fringes"-the tails.

    And do our social myths. The dignity of the skilled common man has gone as well- partially papered over by elites who deride the post-WWII prosperity boom under that countaer-narrative of the 1950's being some kind of fascist hellhole.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Anonymous

    You must be older. It’s not just the muffling IQ that is being thrown to the global market. I see this all the time. There is a global market of very high IQ talent. That is the whole point of the global ‘war for talent’ ergo background checks for engineers because of qualification fraud.

    Many older Americans still believe in high IQ success when high enough IQ is good enough for many professional jobs. Especially when they can be codified and any 120 can do.

    The biggest shock will be to those previously secure technocratic class when they are chucked under the buss along with the traitor park trash.

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