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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

By 2019, blacks were up to being known murder offenders at 8.2 times the rate of nonblacks. The 2020 ratio will likely be worse.

This inordinate murderousness is a massive problem for America, stretching far beyond its direct victims. Murder, the ultimate crime, contributes to our hollowed-out cities and long commutes from the hinterlands. And all the shootings make hopeless liberal plans like Raj Chetty’s for diluting the black underclass’ antisocial culture through integration.

There’s much talk at the moment about censoring social media. But I never see discussion of how to reduce the death toll social media takes in the inner cities.

Over the years I’ve probably read five or ten interviews with black police chiefs in which they lament how social media facilitates the kind of knuckleheaded interpersonal beefs that lead to black-on-black murders.

In a violent lowbrow culture, social media’s public nature and the fact that everything you and everyone else says goes on your permanent record makes it more likely that some fool will decide that a diss demands a death.

But there’s no pressure on the vastly wealthy social media monopolies to figure out ways to keep their platforms from being used to incite black-on-black murder. What’s the political payoff? And it sounds racist to worry about it.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. Polistra says:

    there’s no pressure on the vastly wealthy social media monopolies to figure out ways to keep their platforms from being used to incite black-on-black murder.

    BoB murder, we’re almost still permitted to mention, so long as we blame it on whitey. BoW murder (and much other violence) is the Crime Which Dare Not Speak Its Name, and has been for fifty years now.

    Who’s next?

  2. It’s drugs too. The internet & drugs – a rather unhealthy combination that minimizes the gap between emotion and action, which in traditional societies made room or the higher functions of the ego: To hesitate, in the first place, than to reflect eventually, and grab that there are rules, moral obligations, etc. in short: The internet and drugs erode (if no reverse) the Process of Civilization (Hans Peter Dürr/ Norbert Elias), which, according to Freud, is fragile anyhow – and more fragile at some places than at others.

  3. unit472 says:

    It is interesting that liberal politicians were so concerned about the slightly elevated covid mortality rate among negroes that they were seriously considering giving negroes priority access to the new vaccines even arguing old people, who are truly at risk, skewed ‘too white’.

    What if covid killed negroes at 8.2 times the rate of whites? What if negro violence is congenital? Might we hear liberal politicians and social media tycoons braying for a ‘vaccine’ or treatment to reduce negro violence or would that be too racist?

    We made narcotics illegal because of their deleterious effect on communities not simply because we didn’t want people to get high.Nothing has changed except maybe that more white communities are blighted by drug addicts literally laying in the gutter. Legalizing it, as you suggest, would only remove one of the few revenue streams the negro community has. I can assure you, if legalized, negroes would not dominate narcotic industry anymore than they dominate the legal pharmaceutical industry. That’s where IQ comes into play, not shooting people.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  4. All my life I’ve been watching in repulsion as fools like Bruenig weep over repellent violent scum like Johnson. It’s the best argument I know to get more men into psychology and social work. Men can and do admire criminals but they rarely dote on them the way a certain type of woman does.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  5. The faster underclass blacks kill themselves off, the faster that sweet urban/first ring suburb housing becomes livable for hipsters.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @AnotherDad
  6. Some Guy says:

    contributes to our hollowed-out cities and long commutes from the hinterlands.

    That may be good for white fertility rates and boost conservatism though.

    And all the shootings make hopeless liberal plans like Raj Chetty’s for diluting the black underclass’ antisocial culture through integration.

    Good, becoming a mulatto nation would lead to a much smaller smart fraction.

    • Agree: Kylie
  7. St Louis, Baltimore, Jackson and Detroit may all have much higher murder rates than Rio, a city infamous in Brazil for crime and where 25% of people live in illegal slums, but….actually…there is no but…that is crazy

  8. As the man said, “there you go again …”* You spent time writing dozens of posts about the defund the police efforts and how that would increase crime due to the doughnut shop factor. I would agree with this. Now, you’ve pivoted to the drug thing. As Libertarian as I am about it, you clued me in over a few years about the one aspect of the drug wars, in which laws for non-violent (one joint in the ashtray) crimes are/were used to nab guys that commit a lot more than that – just easier to get them on the small things.

    You are right in a way, as snarky as you were about it, that legalization hasn’t been tried hard enough. When States tax the living daylights out of something, the black market crops up. Think about those selfie cigarettes – remember that big fat black guy who started more BLM crap in NY City (Freddie Grey?)? I’m not arguing against his being a stupid example to use of police brutality. It’s just that the thing started with the single cigarettes. Why? Because NY taxes the crap out of them, while N. Carolina does not so much. There’s those tax stamps on the packs. I’ve done the math. It pays off BIG TIME to take even 10 cases up in the trunk of a Honda.

    It’s about the ghetto thugs who have only this sort of thing (plus Basketball) to live for, mixed in with the big money, yes, because it’s illegal. Black lives never mattered as much to black people, and BLM is about money and destruction of the country, that’s all. No, they don’t care how many black people (many innocent) get shot and killed. Your column will not convince them.

    .

    * OK, I do know that you put ideas from your blog posts together in these Taki columns. Or is it, try out some of these ideas to get helpful comments? (I guess mine didn’t help you.)

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @anon
    , @Bill Jones
    , @TWS
  9. OT and I’m not making a commercial promotion here, but here’s a cool video about how to get into law school on a 10th pctile LSAT score. I’m not gonna give you any spoilers, you have to watch the video, ok?

    Reminds me of the doctor from Idiocracy who says, “Don’t worry, I know lots of tards who have totally kickass careers. My wife’s a tard and she’s a pilot.”

  10. It IS funny, not haha-funny, that the NY Times writers bring up IQ and get down to the first decimal point even! When it suits them, they are free to bring the topic up.

    You seem to miss, in the column, at least, one important point about murders by low IQ (usually, OK 8.x times more) black people. The death penalty, first of all, may not be a deterrent as much as you think. How many people actually get executed, as compared to getting a sentence of death in court?

    The point of long prison sentences with no parole is to get these violent people off the street, so more people aren’t murdered. The death penalty is just the extreme example (“… just to be sure”). This defense for very-low-IQ murderers of “he didn’t know this was wrong” doesn’t just avoid the death penalty, but it gets people off, too. Reduced charges, reduced sentences, whatever, it causes more people to be murdered later.

    I don’t even understand why it should matter. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for lots of crimes, they tell us. There are white collar crimes, in the financial world, let’s say, where even some high-IQ people may not get what’s wrong with doing something illegal. Do we get a break in court?

    • Agree: V. Hickel
  11. “If Black Lives Mattered…”
    Made me think of OJs “If I Did It”

  12. @International Jew

    I am listening to this interview as I type. My impression is that the interviewee speaks an accentless native American accent, and seems to be able to recount her experiences in an ordered balanced way. It is said that Nigerians whose ancestry she claims are more intelligent than your average American negro from West Africa. She practices uptalk which is acceptable in a legal context. She was admitted to a preparatory program that got her up to acceptable speed for attending the average law school.

    What’s the beef here? An interesting comment: she reports that the difficult problems on a LSAT are never again an issue in her legal training. That rings true for when a friend of mine decided to become a lawyer, I looked into the questions on the LSAT and found them extremely difficult to answer.

    The interviewee seems very disciplined; she reports that she was employed for 5 years before applying to law school. She speaks of a fire inside her to go to law school. What’s not to like?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  13. Much easier to shut down Parler and ban from Twitter folks that indicate they would like to see a lean, effective and honest government, than to deal with gangsters and ayatollahs who plot murder on social media.

  14. @International Jew

    “The LSAT does not define you.” Well, no, not literally, but someone who scores in the low 140’s (as the best score on the third try) should probably rethink her career plans. The notion that “it only takes one” (i.e., one law school to accept you) might apply to aspiring medical students: getting into medical school is difficult, so candidates are well-advised to apply to many schools, maybe 15-20, to make certain that one will accept you. Law school admissions are, except for the most competitive institutions (Top 14 or so), much easier. If you’re really searching high and low for a law school that will take you and your unimpressive academic credentials — including an LSAT score near the bottom of the scale — perhaps you ought to take that as a sign that the law is not for you.

    “Nuh-uh! I see myself as exceptional!” Once again, self-esteem comes to the rescue. The law student in the video is enrolled at the Vermont Law School, where, I’m guessing, she’s an exotic creature. Can she pass a bar exam? Who knows? Does the law school even care? By the time the school has gotten three years worth of federally guaranteed loans out of her, and used her picture and bio in its promotional materials, it won’t be unduly bothered if she forsakes the actual practice of law (because she can’t get licensed in any state, not even in D.C.) for some D.I.E. position in an educational bureaucracy somewhere.

    If anyone thinks I’m being too hard on the poor girl, ask yourself: would you go to this person with a thorny legal problem? Does she seem like the sort of intellectually serious individual who could help you sort out the details of such a problem, and help you form a plan of action, whether or not it called for litigation? If it turned out that your choice of forum — federal court or state court, and which state’s court — were important in getting your matter resolved quickly and efficiently, are you confident that this young woman would appreciate the choices involved, and would be able to address them intelligently, or at least have the good sense to consult with someone whose expertise in the area was greater than her own?

    There are already too many lawyers in the country, and a lot of them are frankly mediocre. Why we should want to open up the profession to people for whom mediocrity would be a big step up is beyond me.

  15. MEH 0910 says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Think about those selfie cigarettes – remember that big fat black guy who started more BLM crap in NY City (Freddie Grey?)?

    Eric Garner (I can’t breathe).

    Freddie Grey is Baltimore. Died while being transported in a police van.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  16. Dan Smith says:

    I’m not an anti-death penalty person but I think the bar needs to be high to use it. Your example of criminals targeting witnesses. Or a serial killer like Ted Bundy, who showed no interest in stopping after he escaped from prison. Keep him alive and he inspires copy cats or succeeds in breeding with an adoring female somehow.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @Buffalo Joe
  17. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    And note to me, his last name is spelled Gray, not Grey. Freddie Gray.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  18. @MEH 0910

    … and note to me too. 1 out of 2 chance, and I guessed wrong. Thanks for the corrections, MEH. They were both just part of a slew of innocent black victims last summer … hope it’s better going forward …

    We got a ride the other day with a black guy who had a black face diaper saying “I can’t breath” in professional lettering on it. I had been sitting shotgun, but couldn’t read it till we got out. “Hey, that’s how I feel in those things.”, I told him. No, I had not been wearing a mask at all.

    Making or getting a mask with that on it was something I’d thought of since the Eric Garner days. At work, I would get fired with it. I do have a Grateful Dead one with the “Steal Your Face” (lighting bolt through skeleton head) logo that I pull out from the same pants pocket occasionally when I am forced into it.

    • Replies: @theMann
    , @Anonymous
  19. El Dato says:

    OT

    If you hear that “(at least) two police officers died during the insurrection”, know this:

    Another Capitol Police Death: Officer Dies By Suicide After Responding To Pro-Trump Riot

    Crucial Quote

    “This is the second death of a USCP Officer in just two days, with the passing of Officer Brian D. Sicknick on Thursday evening from injuries sustained while on duty during the assault on the Capitol,” said the union. “Their lives and service will not be forgotten.”

    This is sad but I have doubts that he really had suicidal PTSD because of Caveman Guy.

    AFAIK, officer Sicknick also died of an “underlying condition”, not of “injuries sustained while on duty”.

    If some congressperson dies of COVID, it will be probably be put on the tab, too.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  20. Polistra says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Granted, but we’re headed toward a society where the black woman lawyer always wins the case. Because systemic racism and white supremacy. Judges and juries watch TV too you know.

    So do you want to win the case, or be “right”?

  21. But black lives don’t matter to our overlords. You get this which is why you appeal to their self interest, such as Chetty’s grand schemes.

    However, you stubbornly refuse to accept that the overriding motivation of our rulers is their hatred of flyover whites. They hate us and want us brought to our knees groveling for mercy.

    Anything that moves them closer to that goal is good. If BLM gets a few extra blacks murdered but causes whites pain, well, that’s just fine.

  22. Usually, the elite press treats IQ as a pseudoscience that understates black IQ for inexplicable but no doubt racist reasons.

    Well, these are the people, after all, who are telling us 2+2=5.

  23. Arclight says:

    Steve mentions one of the things that drives me nuts – my white liberal associates who have never lived anywhere near ‘diversity’ assuming most black homicides are part of some Machiavellian drug/gang culture, whereas having lived in majority black neighborhoods in a couple of large cities, it’s painfully obvious that 90% are stupid personal beefs. Of course, the progressive response to that is that the stress of being surrounded by racism leads to blacks turning guns on each other…as opposed to their supposed oppressor as a normal person might assume.

    The reality is that our politicians have no idea how to tamp down violence, but there is now an entire ecosystem of non-profits that rely on federal and local funding for their existence that claim to have some angle on reducing violence. That they don’t achieve much is beside the point, what matters is that they employ people ‘from the community’ and often provide useful political connections. The Democrats have to be soft on crime because otherwise they are locking up the sons and boyfriends of their most loyal voters, and the current murder levels will have to get a lot worse for enough blacks to get frustrated to the point they were in the late 80s when there was broad support for much tougher law enforcement and sentencing.

  24. @Gary in Gramercy

    There are already too many lawyers in the country, and a lot of them are frankly mediocre.

    Frankly, legal profession is mediocrity incarnated. Of course, no society can function without law.

    Just- who are jurist Beethovens, El Grecos, Newtons, Dostoevskys, Eulers, ….?

    Nuff said.

  25. bomag says:
    @Dieter Kief

    It’s drugs too. The internet & drugs…

    A reminder that technological progress can be unfriendly: more harsher drugs, delivered by better logistics.

    And the better logistics allow more people to travel and immigrate, especially the grifter/criminal types.

    ______________________________________________________________

    Libs/Progressives love to warn us about facism/police states, but they will never criticize the ghetto for embracing the ethos: unwritten but strict territorial rules and hierarchies; quick retribution; violence as enforcement; overweening surveillance in search of slight deviation from prescribed behavior; etc. etc. Maybe if the Progs criticized the ghetto rulers on those terms while cutting off the access to social media/gov’t largess we could get some improvement. Or maybe they see it as a template for what they want to build themselves.

  26. tanabear says:

    We should note that white liberals do not care about black lives. If you bring up how much the murder rate increased from either Black Lives Matter version 1.0 (2014-2016) or Black Lives Matter version 2.0 (2020 – ) they will simply be upset that the topic was brought up. A normal human response to hearing that say the murder rate increased in Chicago 57 % in one year (2016) would be shocking. Liberals aren’t bothered by this. They are bothered because they feel that their SJW ideology is under attack.

  27. Travis says:

    One state voted to decriminalize possession of drugs. This will have no effect on the crimes committed by the gangs and cartels which distribute drugs. It is still against the law to sell drugs and possess drugs in excess of a small quantity for personal use. Decriminalizing possession will have zero effect on the violent drug cartels, gangs and dealers because these activities remain illegal and the DEA continues spending billions of dollars each year investigating and arresting drug dealers.

    Possession of alcohol was legal during prohibition. The 18th Amendment only forbade the “manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors”—not their consumption. By law, any wine, beer or spirits Americans had stashed away in January 1920 were theirs to keep and enjoy in the privacy of their homes. Americans could also legally purchase alcohol for medicinal purposes. Yet despite alcohol being decriminalized for personal use, prohibition resulted in an increase in violence and gang warfare. To end the cartels and drug dealing gangs we need to legalize drugs, not decriminalize possession. This will not be happening , since it would require a change to our federal drug laws.

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @John Up North
  28. @Gary in Gramercy

    I’ve now had a chance to look at the Vermont Law School website, and I was right about one thing (low bar exam pass rate), but dead wrong about another (the “students of color” percentage of all 463 J.D. students, as of 2019, was 28%, so Miss 142 LSAT is not alone on campus).

    The total first-time pass rate (i.e., the pass rate for those taking a bar exam for the first time, the traditional measure of success) in 2019 was 54 out of 118, or about 46%, not terribly impressive. Of those 26 students who chose to chance the New York State bar exam, only eight passed — a pass rate of slightly under 31%.

    It looks like Vermont is on its way to being the CUNY Law School of New England: oriented towards “social justice,” its student body is overwhelmingly female, and substantially POC. Under those circumstances, something’s gotta give, and it’s likely to be academic standards.

  29. Svigor says:

    In descending order of preference:

    1. Heavily regulate social media: tax companies that infringe on free speech out of existence (put another way, make the tax incentives for respecting free speech so great that no social media company can compete without pursuing them) under the aegis of the First Amendment (laws that even tacitly encourage infringement of free speech via a tax/regulatory environment that doesn’t discriminate between infringing and non-infringing entities are unconstitutional). When free speech gets out of hand and veers into criminal territory (threats, direct calls for violence, confessions to crimes, etc.,) let law enforcement handle it (and mandate social media companies implement easy, efficient, powerful, and direct ways for law enforcement to do just that).

    2. Nationalize all social media: libertarians are retards, the free market is not an end in and of itself, and humanity does not need private companies running natural monopolies of the kind that Twitter holds. If private companies come to rival the nationalized versions, nationalize them, too, and merge them into the existing framework.

    3. Make the creation or maintenance of social media platforms a crime.

    […]

    9,999,9999. Keep the (((status quo))).

    ‘Course none of this can happen until we remove our country from their hands.

  30. Svigor says:

    Oh, and forgot to mention in there somewhere, if you just want to kick all blacks off all social media, or do something similarly Constitution-trampling-but-limited-to-impacting-their-lives-and-not-mine to save black lives, or whatever, I’m fine with that. And if not, I’m fine with that, too.

    the Process of Civilization […] which, according to Freud, is fragile anyhow – and more fragile at some places than at others.

    I.e., at places that allow in the likes of Freud to tirelessly chip away at it…

  31. J.Ross says:

    Fact Check: Debunked. Sailer’s five minute rebuttal suspended for racism/unscience/whiteness.
    OT but people here may find it helpful, from an Australian anon:
    It’s time to stop letting companies like Google and Twitter control what you see. It’s time to flip to different platforms.
    If you have any questions, ask them. For Linux questions, also check out >>>/g/fglt
    If you have any suggestions for the ghostbin, make them and explain why they should be there.

    FULL ALTERNATIVE LIST (WIP):
    https://ghostbin.co/paste/hwzn6

    Getting Started?:
    https://ghostbin.co/paste/6r6x4

    The Creepy Line (Show this to as many people as possible):
    https://www.invidious.tube/watch?v=0v6KBGr5IzY

    The Cuck List (companies and people to boycott):
    https://archive.is/VUS4I

    Website for finding alternatives (always favor free & open source) (read comments and reviews):
    https://alternativeto.net/

    Choosing a browser?:
    https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/browsers.html

    • Thanks: Bill Jones, Mike Tre, Rob McX
  32. Social media may be a factor in the high murder rate among blacks where beefs get put out for all to see, but I think that the gangsta lifestyle that is put forward in rap lyrics also contributes to the numbers. I find the lyrics to be hard to understand, but when I am watching a movie on TV, in closed caption, and a rap song is playing on the soundtrack and I can actually see what they are saying I am stunned. But who am I to say, I have been told by the MSM that I have no shared culture or my ancestral culture is crap and black culture is where it’s at. Stay safe.

  33. BB753 says:

    Only black votes matter for politicians, black included.

  34. anon[390] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    When States tax the living daylights out of something, the black market crops up.

    Pretty sure iSteve is aware of the difference between malum prohibitum and malum in se. That’s really not what he’s writing about.

    Think about those selfie cigarettes – remember that big fat black guy who started more BLM crap in NY City (Freddie Grey?)?

    The word you are reaching for is loosie, as in “loose cigarettes sold individually” and man in question was one Eric Garner. You would be more convincing if you kept to the facts, and c’mon, man you know how to use a search engine.

    IMO what’s upsetting you is two false premises of Libertarianism:

    1. One dimensional analysis, where everything in human existence reduces to economics.
    2. Blank slate thinking, where anyone can be a rocket surgeon in Libertopia if they are just freed from old, statist thinking.

    I suppose that point 1 actually follows from point 2, because in all the Libertopian works I’ve ever read an unstated premise is: every single individual is a self-controlled, fully competent adult. So in Libertopia there are no children who are not yet competent, nor are there any older people whose powers of reason are slowly fading. Libertarianism looks great to a healthy 30 year old single man, or man with a girlfriend.

    Libertopia can have open borders, because of its magic dirt; as soon as an 85 IQ peasant crosses the border into Liberty Land they become just as intelligent and self controlled as any mildly autistic Mensa member who hacks code all day and games all night. Therefore no need to control borders, because everyone is equally able to understand all the rules and play the game lawfully. The open borders guarantee Libertopian failure every time. Every single time.

    It is a philosophy well suited to WEIRD people descended from inner Hajnal line genetic stock, and it should be no surprise that they are pretty much the only people who believe it. It’s almost as though behaviors are not purely the result of nurture, but also nature.

    People with high T, a short time horizon, an IQ of 85 or so, and low impulse control are just not going to function well in Libertopia.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  35. You missed the obvious Libertarian solution to the crisis of blacks murdering blacks (I know the problem is intra-racial because if it was Whites murdering blacks we’d certainly know about it).
    If killing blacks wasn’t a crime, there’d be no problem: I assume that’s what the test runs on decriminalization of theft etc in Newsom’s Paradise is all about.

  36. Whatever the various factors behind black violence, they no longer matter — the media/government spotlight will largely be pivoting to the alleged danger of “white supremacist domestic terrorism”

    • Agree: tyrone
  37. Thomas says:

    Years ago, I worked in a prosecutor’s office that had jurisdiction over a city with a large black population and a long history of drug-related street homicide. The office’s investigators had a practice of creating plenty of fake catfish Facebook accounts claiming to be young blacks from the neighborhood. They’d regularly go through and seek to add friends with as many locals as they could, focusing naturally on defendants, suspects, and those connected with them. It was a rather effective, low-cost investigative tool that could be done from behind a desk.

    Among the people they targeted with this tactic, there was little to no resistance to adding complete (fictitious) strangers they’d never met before as Facebook friends. There was also little reticence along this population to posting content that admitted to criminal activity, having been at the scene of a crime, having personal knowledge of a crime, or spreading rumors about a crime. On the contrary, such admissions were made quite casually, and often received enthusiastic responses from the posters’ social circles.

    This is just to offer one perspective on how social media fits into ghetto crime in a few different ways.

    • Thanks: Old Prude, Abe
    • Replies: @vhrm
  38. Seneca44 says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Just back from Vermont ski trip and the state is notably almost 100% white, so it is a little surprising to see a very high concentration of BLM signs. I guess familiarity really does breed contempt.

    Old doctor joke: What do you call the guy who graduates last in his medical school?
    Doctor.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  39. @Achmed E. Newman

    remember that big fat black guy who started more BLM crap in NY City (Freddie Grey?)? I’m not arguing against his being a stupid example to use of police brutality.

    I do remember the big fat guy selling singles in NYC.
    He is a great example of police brutality.

    Selling singles is not an arrestable offense. The brutal police officer should have written him a ticket.

    The Supreme Court has determined that one is entitled to resist unlawful arrest.

    The Pig should have been tried for assault and manslaughter, at least.

  40. Bert says:
    @International Jew

    Of all professions, law is the one with the least accountability. Professors are ruthlessly monitored for research productivity and teaching prowess, activities that determine their salaries. Physicians are subject to malpractice suits (thanks to myriad lawyers looking for clients) and also to review boards, some of which uphold standards of competency. Lawyers on the other hand work largely hidden from scrutiny. It will never be known to a client how carefully an attorney to whom you gave a large retainer read your complaint, nor will it be known how diligently she reviewed case law or interviewed relevant parties. In my experience the legal rating services like AVVO seem of little use in finding a good lawyer. One whom I hired had an AVVO rating of 10, the tops, and was a total liar and flake. What a set of parasites!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @black sea
  41. Mr. Anon says:

    OT – the next level of deplatforming: If you’re conservative, you don’t get to have insurance.

    Conservative Commentator Says AIG Canceled His Insurance Over His Social Media Posts

    https://summit.news/2021/01/13/conservative-commentator-says-aig-canceled-his-insurance-over-his-social-media-posts/

    • Replies: @vhrm
  42. anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:

    Watching The First 48 provides considerable insight into the urban murder phenomenon. I am shocked that it has (so far) survived the cultural purge and is still available for viewing.

    Basically urban murders in 21st century America, at least those where a body is found, break down this way:

    – none, 0%, are sophisticated drug war rivalry assassinations

    – a few result from drunken domestic squabbles, of the type that probably lead to most murders in suburban and rural areas

    – roughly 20% are pointless diss beefs, like Steve is talking about. Some of these result in victims other than the intended target, like when they spray a parking lot. These often make the local news because they are the most likely to result in multiple and/or by-stander victims, and so may seem like a higher fraction than they actually are.

    – but the majority, 60% or so, are bone-headed robbery attempts gone wrong. The slang for such a plot is ‘hitting a lick.’ These run the gamut from luring people into cars for supposed drug deals and/or sex, often arranged via social media, to pulling out guns in stores or other crowded places without plan or forethought as to how to get the goods and get away.

    – The other ~20% are when the intended victim of a bone-headed robbery attempt gets away and comes back on the perps later, with his own bone-headed revenge attempt, invariably caught on a security camera somewhere.

  43. JimB says:
    @Dieter Kief

    For most low rent blacks, prison is probably not too much worse than being at liberty. Instead of reducing sentences for drug crimes, restore hard labor sentences to the mix. If prisoners refuse to work, put them on the loaf for a month in solitary. Let them pay their debt to society by rebuilding roads and bridges.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  44. @Arclight

    “there is now an entire ecosystem of non-profits that rely on federal and local funding for their existence that claim to have some angle on reducing violence. That they don’t achieve much is beside the point, what matters is that they employ people ‘from the community’ and often provide useful political connections”

    https://teageegeepea.tripod.com/maumau.html

    You’d run into some ace on the corner and you’d say, “Hey, man, what you doing?”
    And he’d say, “Nothing, man what you doing?”
    And you’d say “I’m a neighborhood organizer,” or “I’m a job counselor, man” … and that gave you status, because it was well known that there were some righteous brothers in on the poverty program.

    Some of the main heroes in the ghetto, on a par with the Panthers even, were the Blackstone Rangers in Chicago. The Rangers were so bad, the Rangers so terrified the whole youth welfare poverty establishment, that in one year, 1968, they got a $937,000 grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington. The Ranger leaders became job counselors in the manpower training project, even though most of them never had a job before and weren’t about to be looking for one. This wasn’t a case of the Blackstone Rangers putting some huge prank over on the poverty bureaucrats, however. It was in keeping with the poverty program’s principle of trying to work through the “real leaders” of the black community. And if they had to give it the protective coloration of “manpower training,” then that was the way it would have to be done. Certainly there was no one who could doubt that the Blackstone Rangers were the most powerful group in the Woodlawn area of Chicago. They had the whole place terrified. The Rangers were too much. There were champions. In San Francisco the champions were the Mission Rebels. The Rebels got every kind of grant you could think of, from the government, the foundations, the churches, individual sugar daddies, from everywhere, plus a headquarters building and poverty jobs all over the place.

    The police would argue that in giving all that money to gangs like the Blackstone Rangers the poverty bureaucrats were financing criminal elements and helping to destroy the community. The poverty bureaucrats would argue that they were doing just the opposite. They were bringing the gangs into the system.

    • Replies: @Arclight
  45. theMann says:

    Everybody knows perfectly well that Blacks, as a Race, are poorly suited to smooth functioning in a highly technological society, but here they are, so what do we do?

    1. Let’s pretend

    2.Resegregation.

    3. The Bill Gates population control methodology.

    4.?????

    Many problems have no good solution – Black violence is one of them.

  46. theMann says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I thought the couple in, I believe it was Nebraska, wearing the Nazi face masks at the grocery store was pretty funny.

    Some other suggestions:

    1. Giant middle finger.
    2. Yellow star
    3. Bill of Rights
    4. Sasha Grey on full display.
    5. Leashed and muzzled dog.

    And my personal favorite

    6. Osama Bin Laden laughing.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  47. Dumbo says:

    Talking about Blacks and the Internet, a great app or browser extension that someone could invent would be to replace black or multiculti images omnipresent in corporate sites for healthy white couples.

    For instance, when I log into my bank online, or any other service really, I have to see every time the picture of a Black or Arab woman smiling, or an interracial couple hugging, things like that. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if there was some kind of browser extension that would replace this picture for that of a beautiful young white woman, or if not some image of a classic painting, or whatever I choose?

    Or is that illegal? Must we obligatorily be bombarded with black and interracial images?

    • Replies: @Farenheit
  48. I am still trying to find a curve fit to (murders per 100000 population) vs. (% negroes) on google image search with no luck. On a related note when I search on google for racist facts they don’t give me any racist facts at all but there are about a million page hits for facts about racism.

    Is that ironic per Webster not Alanis Moriset? I believe it is but a consensus definition for that word is another elusive target.

  49. Heads up:

    I have AT&T Internet service. It’s been flaky for the last couple of hours.

    Attempting to access Unz.com gives me a “This connection is not private” message; if I try to proceed, I get “We can’t see your DSL signal”.

    Unz.com still works fine with AT&T cell service and Metro by T-Mobile cell service.

  50. Anonymous[338] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course, the natural disagreeableness of black Americans, (here, I take issue with Steve’s assertion of a ‘sunnier dispostion’ than Finns), is an evolutionary adaptation to life in the malarial infested tropical swamp which is west Africa, together with is concomitant, high fertility. To put it bluntly, the evolved life strategy could be summarised in the words ‘smash and grab’ with perhaps ‘ go forth and multiply’ thrown. Thus you have the two highly engrained pre-adaptations – those of the natural born predator – in the psyches of the descendants of those imported into the USA.
    As a moral judgement, it cannot be said that this evolved strategy is any better of worse than the evolved co-op strategy found in other ethnies present on American soil, the selfish gene being the name of the game. In actual fact, the strategy of viciousness is actually winning. The real key to its transplanted success is the level of gullibility and soft headedness in the ‘gentle’ people, of which The Economist run west abounds.

  51. Augustus says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I think the death penalty works better as a bargaining chip for police than as a deterrent. It can come off the table to get some involved witness to talk, or to get some criminal to say where the bodies are burried, etc.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  52. Aardvark says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It is said that when training a dog, the correction must be done as close as possible to the offense. If your dog chews a slipper and you find it 2 days later.. it’s a lost cause.
    Similarly, someone commits a heinous crime and finally gets the death penalty executed on them an average of 10 years later… that is too distant to contemplate at the moment of doing the actual crime.

    The self-destructive behavior of “acting smart is acting White” or “don’t be such a try hard” seems to try to prevent as many people as possible from trying to be smart – if they could do such a thing.
    When we think of the number of interactions we have everyday in life where we expect a service or an action to be executed to perfection, who wants the mediocre to dumb ass group handling anything?

  53. I no doubt the free Wifi and cell phones give black gangs contribute to the violence. However at the end of the day its not social media or slavery or skin color that is causing this mess. It boils down to the content of their collective character. Maybe what is needed is to stop facilitating their perpetual excuses for anti social behavior.

  54. HFR says:

    “…a diss demands a death.” Can we bring back dueling?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  55. 2021 doesn’t disappoint.

  56. Old Prude says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    The death penalty is not a deterrent given the way its applied in the United States: 20 years to get the needle (unless you’re Timothy McVeigh or a fetus). If, as Steve suggests, the penalty were aggressively applied it might prove more effective. But that’s not who we are. Deterrence aside, the death penalty provides some level of reasonable vengeance and justice given the nature of murder. That should justification enough to support capital punishment.

  57. @International Jew

    Reminds me of when I attended a mediation hearing as a rep of our insurance company client who had appointed two attorneys to represent them for the purpose of arguing any legal issues. One of the attorneys was white, the other black. The former did pretty much all the heavy lifting during the proceedings. The latter was a complete douchebag.

  58. Steve, love you like a brother, but are you kidding?

    We can’t talk about the epidemic of murder and mayhem in black culture, driven in no small part by simple personal slights — magnified and lubricated by social media — slights that people with normal impulse control would shrug off, because that might make people think there’s something inherently defective about a sizable swath of BLACK people.

    Cannot go there. No sir.

  59. @Gary in Gramercy

    Agree. I was in accident 18 years ago, which resulted in a pelvic fracture and torn anterior labrum in my right shoulder. The defendant’s insurer did not even argue liability, or the extent of the injuries; the insured’s lawyers only role was to minimize the payout they were going to have to make. Somehow I ended up with the least competent PI attorney in Orange County, who turned what should have been a policy limits ($300K, IIRC) award plus lifetime medical for those injuries into an $80K award with no medical. And this was even after testimony from the defendant’s medical expert that he had no independent recollection of ever having examined me, which would in most cases I would think demolish the defense. My expert medical witness testified that pelvic fractures are “high energy injuries, like you would see from a fall off a 4 or 5 story building. That is, if the person survives the fall.”

    So yes, fewer attorneys might thin out the ranks of the incompetent.

  60. Jack D says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Getting into law school, finishing law school and passing the bar exam are 3 different things.

    In the current “social justice” environment, the first (as you have stated) is pretty easy if you lower your threshold from a good law school to ANY law school.

    Presumably once you are in one of those law schools, the grading is not that difficult either, despite the usually anonymous grading system. The professors can probably tell from the spelling and grammatical errors whom the Persons of Color are and grade them accordingly. After the 1st year, the students of color can sort themselves into courses with a social justice theme were the professors give easy A’s to everyone. In the introductory courses, in case the professor does not take the hint from the spelling and grammar mistakes, you can (not so) subtly telegraph your race in your test answers, “As a woman of color, I don’t believe the rule in M’Naghten’s Case should apply because M’Naghten was an evil white man, blah, blah, blah. ”

    This leaves the bar exam as the last great hurdle in Affirmative Action in the law. Given the way things are going, they are going to figure out some way to give AA on the bar exam too and sooner rather than later.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Thomas
  61. anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:

    Do Blue Lives Matter anymore? The Capitol police officer was killed by a retired Chicago firefighter who threw a fire extinguisher from a far distance and hit Sicknick in the head like a concrete block.

  62. In that libertarian utopia, consumers could buy Coca-Cola brand cocaine by the pallet-load at Costco.

    Costco had a California church “condemned” through eminent domain just so they could expand a parking lot. Those of a libertarian turn of mind should never go near the place.

    the University of Delaware–Johns Hopkins Project for the Study of Intelligence and Society

    The University of Delaware was was originally funded with a lottery. Not a good sign of intelligence on the benefactors’ part, or ethics on the school’s.

    It’s fun to imagine Prof Gottfredson as a Blue Hen. The first sentence of her Wikipedia bio reads:

    “Linda Susanne Gottfredson (née Howarth; born June 1947) is an American psychologist, writer, and extremist white nationalist.”

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  63. Semi-OT: Last week I posted several links to the unedited phone video of Ashli Babitt getting shot/murdered. In other words, direct documentary evidence of police brutality occurring in the course of the incident that the media claims is the most important thing EVER.

    But when I tried to find the unedited video again, it’s gone from YouTube. Instead, there is nothing but MSM news reports in which edited excerpts are overlaid with the usual propaganda commentary about the “context.”

    Getting frustrated, I went back to my Unz post to find the YT link where I originally watched it. Sure enough, that link, and all links to the actual video itself, have been taken down because: “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.” Apparently, YouTube’s terms of service prohibit the sharing of inconvenient facts without the proper instruction about how you are supposed to think about them.

    You can still find at least one of the videos, however, at a place called “banned.video,” where no normie will ever see it. Big Tech and the MSM are just plain evil.

    https://banned.video/watch?id=5ff63502f23a18318ceb28a7

    • Replies: @anon
    , @El Dato
  64. Earlier I reported that I was having problems with my Internet service. I feared that it might be the beginning of the much-ballyhooed communications blackout.

    Turns out that it was just good, old-fashioned incompetence. While installing service for a new customer, the technician accidentally snipped the cord leading to my house. Fortunately, I happened to see him outside and was able to get him to fix the problem.

    So Life As We Know It continues for another day at least.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  65. Social media distracts young people and keeps them from going outside. Without it, there’d likely be far more murders. There’d also be much more youth delinquency.

  66. anon[738] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Apparently, YouTube’s terms of service prohibit the sharing of inconvenient facts without the proper instruction about how you are supposed to think about them.

    This has been true for a while. They have definitely doubled down on the whole Blue Cheka SJWism.

    Thanks for the link. Those who wish to retain this imaged evidence should probably download it to secure storage – by definition that is not anything “cloud”. Such as their own terabyte drive.

  67. JimB says:

    If Black Lives mattered…

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

  68. TWS says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    One more time just because you might get it.

    Nobody and I mean nobody is sneaking into people’s houses to bust them for drugs. Cops don’t care in fact, die all you want from heroin and the only effect you’ll have on cops is finding one more dead body, (which sucks).

    Every body in prison for drug possession wasn’t brought to police attention for drug use, it’s simply the one overarching common feature to all stinking dirtbags. All of them are drug users. Always. In fact, it’s so rare you only find the rare murder or more common child molester without current drug charges.

    Drug possession is very easy to prove, ‘the drugs aren’t mine, I don’t know how they got there. I must have put on the wrong jacket.’ ‘Sir, the drugs were recovered from your rectum.’ Is not a unique situation.

    So the DA offers a drug possession plea, the public defender accepts it because the cops have the drugs, lapel camera footage of the guy trying to swallow it and the dirtbags Facebook covered in the guy displaying his guns and money while using copious amounts of drugs.

    I’ve seen six million dollars worth of theft reduced to three months for the drugs the guy had in his pocket when he was caught.

    The fact is the dirtbags are going to dirtbag and it’s not the drug use that makes dirtbags dangerous nuisances. It’s the fact they’ll do anything except an honest job to buy drugs. Give them free money free food and free housing they’ll use the money for drugs, sell the food for drugs, then let other druggies flop on their two bedroom house with their kids in exchange for more drugs. Then they’ll steal your kids bike because they sold their kids bike for drugs. Then they’ll simply Rob you for the money to buy drugs.

    Libertarian policy on drugs can’t and won’t work and pray our modern world never adopts a truly libertarian policy towards drugs because they’ll never allow you to shoot them when they’re rummaging through your kids backpack for loose change.

    • Thanks: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  69. Or maybe what drug dealers need is legalization: i.e., if your cocaine wholesaler tries to stiff you on delivery of the 100 kilos you paid for, you can sue him in court and have the government force him to deliver your cocaine according to your legally enforceable contract.

    I thought we already had “drug courts.”

  70. Yes, the Times printed an IQ score adjusted to one decimal place. Bruenig goes on to argue that 72.8 is close enough to the 70 IQ cutoff for not executing people that has been more or less standard since a 2002 Supreme Court decision sparing the retarded.

    IQ of 70 is only about one standard deviation below the Black mean IQ of 85. That means about 15% of Blacks are automatically exempt from the death penalty.

    If you are a black criminal thinking about killing your nemesis, you have to like those odds. On the other hand, you also probably don’t know what “odds” means.

  71. @International Jew

    OT and I’m not making a commercial promotion here, but here’s a cool video about how to get into law school on a 10th pctile LSAT score.

    Vermont Law School is a private law school ranked 136th in the country, and with a 46% bar passage rate. So what you have here is:

    1) A young black woman
    2) From Texas
    3) Attending law school in Vermont
    3) Paying private law school tuition
    4) Paying room and board, since she’s probably nowhere near family
    5) Attending a 6th tier law school
    6) Who almost certainly isn’t even in the top half of AA applicants, let alone all applicants
    7) At a school where already less than half of all graduates pass the bar

    She is probably going to leave school with an enormous student loan debt and unable to get a real job in law. On the one hand she is black and female, so that gives her a huge leg up. On the other hand, she probably isn’t even in the top half of affirmative action students, so the odds are still probably stacked against her. On the other other hand, it’s the era of Joe and Kamala and the Prophet George Floyd, and the opposition is in the process of self-destructing, so the number of sinecures for failed black law graduates may be greatly increasing very soon.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  72. Thomas says:
    @Jack D

    COVID provided an excuse in some jurisdictions to allow admission by “diploma privilege” this year. (Meaning anybody who graduated from an ABA-accredited school was admitted without a bar exam.) That was the case here in Washington. I figured that was a preview of coming attractions.

    Scrutinize your potential lawyer’s qualifications carefully in the coming years.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  73. Dan Hayes says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Linda is a real gutsy lady who beat the Delaware administration in court when they tried to shut her down!

  74. @Gary in Gramercy

    “…and a lot of them are frankly mediocre.”

    A favorite option for mediocre lawyers is to become a politician. Why, a mediocre lawyer can become President of the United States.

  75. OT

    Democrats are crowing about how 20,000 National Guardspersons will be there for Biden during the inauguration.

    Don’t the Dems see the irony in this?

    In the first place, that’s probably the largest turnout yet for a Biden event since he announced that he was a candidate.

    And secondly, for the first time in American history, a party is so unpopular that they feel the need to surround themselves with armed guards at an inauguration? That, whether the candidate himself or the process used to shoehorn him into the presidency is deemed as being so unworthy that a huge percentage of the American people reject them?

    The very fact that the Dems look upon this as something virtuous shows just how far the their inner circle is from the concerns of the American populace. They are indeed a hostile Elite and if there is any substance to their accusations over the past week that America is behaving like a third-world country, then it is manifest not in the relatively mild behavior of Trump supporters, but in their sequestering themselves behind a wall of Praetorian rifles.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  76. eded says:

    Steve,

    What is there to prevent someone convicted of capital murder from intentionally tanking their IQ test and getting a death penalty exemption?

    I’ve read anecdotes of potential draftees during the Vietnam war gaining or losing excessive weight to become medically exempt from military service. Wouldn’t an easier thing to do would be to tank your ASVAB/AFQT? Is there any evidence of this happening? If so wouldn’t that distort military IQ data for research purposes, at least for the Vietnam era cohort? i.e. an unusual number of very low scorers.

    eded

    • Agree: Yngvar
    • Replies: @Lurker
  77. Jack D says:
    @Thomas

    “Never let a crisis go to waste”. Things like admission by diploma, skipping the SATs and LSATs and mail voting were all supposed to be “emergency” responses to the Covid crisis but it’s my prediction that most or all of these measures will become permanent features of the American landscape. Any “emergency” measure or tax that fits the Leftist/Permanent Government agenda become permanent.

    During WWII, New York City passed a temporary rent control law as a response to the housing shortage created by the war. The war has been over now for 75 years. Guess when NYC repealed rent regulation? The answer is NEVER. The “housing emergency” has now lasted for 75 years.

    • Agree: peterike, Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @Thomas
  78. vhrm says:
    @Thomas

    Unfortunately, the same seems to apply to amateur right leaning protestors in Washington DC in 2021.

  79. Tiny Duck says:
    @International Jew

    This young woman has more courage and tenacity than all the whiners here put together.

    I guarantee you that her male relatives are lusted after by white girls.

  80. Didn’t read the whole thing, but isn’t this article ultimately built around dr3 ? I.e. blm is illegitimate because it’s bad for blacks. Isn’t it ultimately bad because its basis is in devaluing the lives of non-blacks and especially in blood libeling whites ?

  81. @Gary in Gramercy

    If anyone thinks I’m being too hard on the poor girl, ask yourself: would you go to this person with a thorny legal problem?

    She will never become a serious litigator or legal counselor. Instead, her law degree (even if she never passes the bar) will serve as a credential to increase her status and acceptability to some government entity or corporation that needs to hire a “qualified” diversity applicant. She may end up raking bucks as a “Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer.”

    If she’s too dumb even for that gig, she could probably get a job as a “journalist” at the New York Times.

  82. B36 says:

    In 1969 one issue of Life magazine consisted of nothing but the names and pictures of all the 242 American servicemen who had been killed in Vietnam in one recent week. It packed an emotional wallop and surely helped many to question the rationale for continuing the war. I wish someone could do the same thing for all the murder victims in America over a one week or one month period. It would help to put actual names and faces to the ongoing massacre in so many cities. Maybe when progressives see the inordinate number of young minority faces from poor neighborhoods, they’ll back off the Defund the Police, empty the prisons, elect George Soros prosecutors, and all the other idiotic incitement. But probably not.

  83. @Joe Biden's Brain

    How does the Michelle Obama Post-Graduate Legal Diversity Fellowship in Civil Rights and Social Justice grab you?

    If we’re going to have “sinecures for failed black law graduates,” let’s give proper credit where it’s due.

  84. If Black Lives mattered, where is the outrage about the 50,000 black lives lost when the Obama/Clinton team destroyed and looted Africa’s most prosperous nation?

  85. Arclight says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Yep. My city has an organization that is always collecting grants since they are supposedly close to the streets and frequently mentioned in your standard issue paper articles wondering “how do we address our murder rate”?

    There is no correlation between the amount of funding they get and our annual body count, and even a few other groups (jealous non-profits themselves) have asked questions about whether the city is getting anything for its money.

    One thing no one particularly seems to be interested in other than some of the hoteps is how black society in America is basically a matriarchy presided over by unmarried women with kids, and how that contributes to the cultural dysfunction that has plagued black America and the country at large for multiple generations at this point.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  86. Anonymous[118] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Funny how innumerate conservatives and black ghetto youths are the freakshow mask refuseniks, though only the most ghettoed out of the latter in NYC. Even two-thirds of them comply with mask wearing.

    And no, I’m not TD or any form of leftist. I just know that only the innumerate and incorrigible rule breakers go around bragging about retardation like this. And I’m happy to be able to use the r-word for a change of pace, without fear of a ban. NBD to wear one for 5-10 minutes inside a store. This makes you sound like a total cuck to women, like you’re a little baby, most like the ones in the video if you look and watch until the end, or recall your Rushton reading.

    I read your blogpost, where you sounded like a delinquent teen they were probably ready to call 911, for an Emotionally Disturbed Person. Real masculine.

  87. Jack D says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    If low IQ doesn’t work, then there is the “he/she was abused as a child” defense. Today the Federal government executed a woman who committed a heinous crime. She lured a pregnant woman to her death and slaughtered her in order to cut the baby from stomach and raise it as hers. If this is not deserving of capital punishment, then nothing is and we might as well not have capital punishment on the books at all. The child survived and her birthday is also the anniversary of her mother’s death – can you imagine having to live with that?

    But people were appealing to Trump and to the courts to commute her sentence because she had been abused as a child. They also said that she was mentally ill but the murder plot was quite complex. People who are legally insane can’t organize complex murder plots. One of the friends of the victim pointed out that there are (unfortunately) many abused children but that most of them don’t commit horrendous crimes.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/13/lisa-montgomery-is-first-woman-executed-in-us-since-1953/

    Montgomery was the first woman Federally executed since 1953. I haven’t heard any complaints from the feminists that the government executes far more men than women. Of course women commit murder at lower rates, but even accounting for that, execution of females is very rare.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  88. jb says:

    Somewhat OT but certainly relevant: One of the lead stories today on Ars Technica (a major tech web site) is titled After white supremacists storm US capitol, Apple expands racial justice initiative.

    The story itself is slightly more circumspect, focusing primarily on additions to Apple’s “Racial Equity and Justice Initiative,” and stating towards the end that the announcement of the additions “follows last week’s storming of the US Capitol by rioters who included white supremacists.” Still, I find the title they chose remarkable. They are all really going all in on this “white supremacist” thing aren’t they?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  89. George says:

    Mark Crispin Miller is an NYU professor who is being deplatformed for remarks on covid, Obama, and other subjects.

    Stimulus Checks, Larry Summers, plus Mark Crispin Miller on Academic Freedom | Useful Idiots

  90. @Anonymouse

    If you like her so much, wait until she graduates and passes the bar (any bar: Vermont, New York, Texas, Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Law & Grille).

    Then hire her to perform some non-ministerial, complex legal task for you. Let us know how she did.

    N.B.: “She reports that the difficult problems on [the] LSAT are never again an issue in her legal training.” To paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, “she would say that, wouldn’t she?” She can’t possibly admit that the LSAT correctly measures intellectual ability, even in part; otherwise, she would be conceding that all the other law schools that turned her down had good reason to do so. Her actual LSAT score is so low that it’s below the 25th percentile for all Vermont Law School students. And Vermont is not a highly-ranked law school.

    The issue is not whether the law school curriculum requires students to do LSAT analytical reasoning problems, but whether the ability to master such problems on a timed test indicates the intellectual and academic qualities necessary for success in law school, and in the practice of law. The young woman in question thinks such matters are beside the point: she really, truly wants to become a lawyer, and nothing’s going to discourage her.

    We all laugh, because we know semi-competent lawyers, including the President-elect: it all worked out for him. But apply her logic to the medical profession: do we really want medical students who failed organic chemistry in college, and scored in the bottom tenth on the MCAT? Didn’t think so.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  91. Neoconned says:
    @anonymous

    You’d think: if you intend to commit felonies like this youd at leaat wear a mask & avoid any social media postings…..much less having “CFD” marked on your stocking cap…..

  92. Rob McX says:
    @Redneck farmer

    They’d need to be killing themselves off in large numbers to beat the replacement rate. E.g. George Floyd had five children and two grandchildren.

    • Replies: @Polistra
  93. Kylie says:
    @Stan Adams

    Good to see you are still with us.

    Of course, for how much longer we are permitted to be here is anybody’s guess.

  94. El Dato says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    This is not Orwellian. It’s just a private company enforce their Terms of Service. As USA Today tells us,

    It’s still here at 1:11:00

    https://www.trunews.com/stream/resignation-or-impeachment-pressure-mounts-for-president-trump-to-leave-white-house

    Bulletproof private streaming services are the future.

    I haven’t sussed how to download this stream so that I can watch it with LiberalFamily(tm) who believe this was just north of the Bolshevik Revolution.

  95. Neoconned says:

    Once again Whiskeys right….

    Kamala was Big Techs proxy….

    That & they made sure that liability law remained in place shielding them from litigation based on what users post…..

  96. @Dieter Kief

    It’s drugs too. The internet & drugs – a rather unhealthy combination that minimizes the gap between emotion and action,

    We generally think of the sky-high black murder rate as stemming from an elevated propensity to commit murder. But what if most of the problem stems from the fact that so many people in that population are so eminently murder-worthy?

    If you got to know some of these “victims,” you might realize that murder was a pretty reasonable choice, all things considered.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    , @Dieter Kief
  97. “…Black Lives Don’t Matter to elites, except as a political tool.”

    Truer words were never spoken.

  98. @unit472

    unit, nice comment, but the left is pushing for heavy involvement in legalized recreational drugs by blacks, as is a form, not kidding, of reparations.

  99. By 2019, blacks were up to being known murder offenders at 8.2 times the rate of nonblacks. The 2020 ratio will likely be worse.

    This inordinate murderousness is a massive problem for America, stretching far beyond its direct victims. Murder, the ultimate crime, contributes to our hollowed-out cities and long commutes from the hinterlands. And all the shootings make hopeless liberal plans like Raj Chetty’s for diluting the black underclass’ antisocial culture through integration.

    What happens to that 8.2x intra-racial murder rate when serious deplorable vs woke strife causes shortages in water, electricity, food, and gosh forbid, Twitter? The 8.2 faction will do what they do best and that is protest during the day and burn and murder at night. The victims will be those clostest to them – other 8.2ers and the woke. The deplorables are not conveniently located for victimhood.

  100. Rob McX says:
    @Augustus

    Money plays a large part in prosecutors’ decisions on punishment. They just don’t have the budget to bring every case to trial, or anywhere near it, so they’ll agree to a reduced charge (second instead of first degree murder, etc.) if the perp pleads guilty. The death penalty is reserved for those murderers who want to take their chances and plead not guilty. A guilty plea will always ensure that the perp evades execution.

  101. Liberals hold minorities up as a prop to guilt people into believing their way and to discredit so calle “bad whites.”

  102. Rob McX says:
    @Dan Smith

    Keep him alive and he inspires copy cats or succeeds in breeding with an adoring female somehow.

    I’ll never forget an interview I saw with a young white woman, the type who graduates from some Northern liberal arts college, who married a man who was convicted of triple murder in a home invasion to steal a car (his accomplice was executed but he managed to get off with a life sentence). Although not allowed conjugal visits, she managed to smuggle out some of his semen and proudly showed her bump to the interviewer. It’s not much consolation that the killer happened to be white.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  103. vinteuil says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    To paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, “she would say that, wouldn’t she?

    Now that’s what I call cultural literacy.

  104. @Bill Jones

    It’s apparently an arrestable offense when you’re scheduled for court on previous charges.

  105. Let’s be real. Black lives don’t really matter, if we are to judge by how blacks treat each other. Sub Saharan’s in America are a very violent group. The media/academia just try to cover up the carnage.

  106. Farenheit says:
    @Dumbo

    For instance, when I log into my bank online, or any other service really, I have to see every time the picture of a Black or Arab woman smiling, or an interracial couple hugging, things like that. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if there was some kind of browser extension that would replace this picture for that of a beautiful young white woman, or if not some image of a classic painting, or whatever I choose?

    Yes I had the same idea. You would hook up a server to your cable and it would cleanse all web sites, videos, movies, advertisements and whatnot. My name for it is “Agitprop-b-gone”!

    As fanciful as it may sound, the strides being made with AI gives me hope. My son just got a CS degree, perhaps there’s a business opportunity here!!

    • Replies: @photondancer
  107. @Jack D

    In the UK laws on permitted hours for the sale of alcohol were introduced in WW1 after accidents in arms/explosives factories, and the first gun laws came immediately after WW1 (fear of Bolshevist returned troops).

    Those laws are still there more than a century later. I don’t think we needed passports prior to WW1 either.

    https://jrbenjamin.com/2015/10/26/how-the-great-war-created-the-modern-state/

    Until August 1914 a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state, beyond the post office and the policeman. He could live where he liked and as he liked. He had no official number or identity card. He could travel abroad or leave his country for ever without a passport or any sort of official permission. He could exchange his money for any other currency without restriction or limit. He could buy goods from any country in the world on the same terms as he bought goods at home. For that matter, a foreigner could spend his life in this country without permit and without informing the police.

    Unlike the countries of the European continent, the state did not require its citizens to perform military service. An Englishman could enlist, if he chose, in the regular army, the navy, or the territorials. He could also ignore, if he chose, the demands of national defence. Substantial householders were occasionally called on for jury service. Otherwise, only those helped the state who wished to do so. The Englishman paid taxes on a modest scale: nearly £200 million in 1913-14, or rather less than 8 per cent. of the national income.

    The state intervened to prevent the citizen from eating adulterated food or contracting certain infectious diseases. It imposed safety rules in factories, and prevented women, and adult males in some industries, from working excessive hours. The state saw to it that children received education up to the age of 13. Since 1 January 1909, it provided a meagre pension for the needy over the age of 70. Since 1911, it helped to insure certain classes of workers against sickness and unemployment.

    This tendency towards more state action was increasing. Expenditure on the social services had roughly doubled since the Liberals took office in 1905. Still, broadly speaking, the state acted only to help those who could not help themselves. It left the adult citizen alone.

  108. @Hypnotoad666

    A prominent case of a rather talented but – constitutionally unfitting man was journalist and playwright and novelist Heinrich von Kleist, who wrote two of the best pieces ever in German: The Broken Mug and On the Marionette Theatre, a sparkling and insightful essay like only a handful of others:

    https://southerncrossreview.org/9/kleist.htm

    Now – Kleist was sent to the military before he became a writer. Thing is: He had success in both occupations, but could stand neither one and decided to shoot himself together with a friend and cousin of his, Henriette von Kleist, who suffered from terminal cancer and whom he did adore but not love. She did want to be shot by him.
    Kleist remarked, that there was just no place for him to live on this earth. I’d love to see a Kleist play staged with Latinos and Blacks etc. in the hood and I’d be curious to see how people would react to it. 

  109. @Hypnotoad666

    A prominent case of a rather talented but – constitutionally unfitting man was journalist and playwright and novelist Heinrich von Kleist, who wrote two of the best pieces ever in German: The Broken Mug and On the Marionette Theatre, a sparkling and insightful essay like only a handful of others:

    https://southerncrossreview.org/9/kleist.htm

    Now – Kleist was sent to the military before he became a writer. Thing is: He had success in both occupations, but could stand neither one and decided to shoot himself together with a friend and cousin of his, Henriette von Kleist, who suffered from terminal cancer and whom he did adore but not love. She did want to be shot by him.
    Kleist remarked, that there was just no place for him to live on this earth. I’d love to see a Kleist play staged with Latinos and Blacks etc. in the hood and I’d be curious to see how people would react to it. 

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  110. @Dan Smith

    Dan, the most prolific serial killer in recent history, a black guy whose name escapes me, just died in prison in the last couple of weeks. Claimed 60-90 victims. And remember this “Life in Prison without the possibility of parole” doesn’t mean you won’t be released from prison. Jerry Browm commuted the sentence of 6 or 8 murders and obama pardoned a Puerto Rican terrorist bomber whose bombs killed three.

  111. @El Dato

    El Dato, Ocasio-Cortez says she feared for her life because the protestors intended to assasinate her. Story on SF Gate.com.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  112. @Buffalo Joe

    As usual, she’s exaggerating: typical P.R. PR. The protestors just wanted her to change her name to “Occasional Cortex.” Easier to pronounce, and it has the added virtue of accuracy.

    Truth in advertising: it’s a beautiful thing.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  113. @HFR

    HFR, two black knuckleheads standing ten paces apart and then opening fire means about 8 bystanders and some storefronts will take most hits.

  114. @Seneca44

    Funny, I was in Vermont a few months ago and I too was astonished by the number of BLM signs in rural areas. There must be more BLM signs in Vermont than there are black people. And on the road in front of every public school “Black Lives Matter” was painted in huge block letters, as De Blasio had done in front of Trump Tower. There’s something seriously wrong with white people.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Alfa158
  115. @Travis

    I’ve read that deaths directly related to alcohol, whether by disease or accident, dropped during prohibition. I don’t have the numbers, but they weren’t insignificant.

  116. @El Dato

    Looks like a military coup to me. Troops occupy the Capitol building? Pelosi is right. We are now a banana republic–thanks to her and her co-conspirators. And not a shot fired. Resistance squelched.

  117. Cortes says:
    @Rob McX

    Not every prisoner romance ends that way:

    • Thanks: Rob McX
  118. Clyde says:
    @JimB

    For most low rent blacks, prison is probably not too much worse than being at liberty. Instead of reducing sentences for drug crimes, restore hard labor sentences to the mix.

    Public humiliation goes a long way. Shaming by putting them in stocks and pillory outside the county jail and putting photos in the media and internet. Light flogging too. Not to physically harm but to shame them into better behavior.

    • Replies: @JimB
  119. Thomas says:
    @Jack D

    The rent control example is a gem. Because as part of it being an emergency measure, it had (and still has) a provision that it’s no longer in force once the housing vacancy rate reaches a certain threshold. Of course, with what it does to the incentive to build (along with other controls on real estate), that threshold has never been reached in the 75 years since the end of the war.

  120. Marty says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Of course you’re right, but law is a weird business. When I worked inside a courthouse, we used to laugh about a woman from the High Desert boonies because she never cited correctly. She’d attended an unaccredited law school, and cited exclusively to the Pacific Reporter, never using an official citation or even Cal.Rptr. A few years later, she won a $10 million insurance bad faith verdict. Correlatively, I once had a surreal experience before a judge who was a Stanford grad. The dispute was between two groups of Asians, the buyers and sellers of a restaurant called Seafood Palace. By mail I received a summary judgment motion served on 27 days’ notice, short of the California jurisdictional minimum. When counsel refused to reschedule, I filed a 2-page opposition alerting the court to the black-letter law that it lacked power to hear the motion. Amazingly, the tentative ruling demanded appearance. When I stepped to the lectern, the judge said, “all right now Marty, I understand you don’t feel you should have to be here today, but you know, I practiced a little maritime law in my day, and ….. “. I can’t recall the end of his sentence, because my head was spinning – unprepared! He asked, “what do you say to that?” I answered that possibly, some of the property over which the parties were fighting might once have swum in navigable waters, but …. At this point, the other lawyers in the room emitted a collective “OOOHHH!,” as if I’d kneed the judge in the nuts. And the judge said, “”All right Marty, now you’ve made me look foolish.”

    • LOL: Cortes
  121. So this is confusing. Do they matter or don’t they matter in 2021?

    Very confusing, to say the least.

  122. Polistra says:
    @Rob McX

    George Floyd had five children and two grandchildren.

    Those are just the ones he admitted to. It’s always more in the ‘hood.

  123. Lurker says:
    @eded

    I’ve wondered the same thing.

    The people who would end up being executed would be people too stupid to pretend to be more stupid than that.

  124. @anon

    #390, thanks for the correction on “loosie” or “single”. I have no idea where I got “selfie” from – just not paying attention. I really don’t care which of those tragic black lives was the one in question here, but you know what incident I’m referring to now.

    I have written many thousand comments here, too many, as folks will tell you, and I have NEVER said I am for open borders or anything close. I would ask you to please not put me in the same bucket in your mind with the Reason magazine folks, just as I don’t put you Law & Order Drug War fans watchers in the same bucket as the writers of National Review on other issues.

    In reverse order:

    (2) I agree. I told Ron Paul in person in ’12 that if he wanted to win the primary, he needed to talk about illegal immigration. It’s not that he’s for open borders, but he has a blind spot exactly the way you put it – the 50 million (and children therefrom) immigrants that have come over the last 55 years are not your Citizenship in the Nation merit badge earning types, and the legal parents among them don’t take that citizenship test too awful seriously.

    (1) I’d ask you to turn that around. Perhaps some of you all ought to thinking about how much economics affects human existence.

    Damn, 55 years of Socialism later, and you all can’t understand how dysgenic it is?! It’s obvious. Many of the low IQ people you speak of would not have been born, if it hadn’t been for irresponsible people being encouraged to breed while the responsible ones had to curtail all that due to their money being used to raise the irresponsible. Economic policy has consequences.

  125. JimB says:
    @Clyde

    Public humiliation goes a long way. Shaming by putting them in stocks and pillory outside the county jail and putting photos in the media and internet. Light flogging too. Not to physically harm but to shame them into better behavior.

    Labor has redemptive value, giving you a sense of accomplishment. I’m not sure what public humiliation accomplished for people with no shame.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  126. @Bill Jones

    I don’t know the details that Redneck Farmer brought up, Bill. I agree with you that a ticket would have sufficed if Mr. “I can’t breath” Garner had no other warrants on him. However, the way he acted was, as Steve and others have written often, just guaranteed to cause more trouble. Was he doing it to prove the Supreme Court point that he had a right to resist unlawful arrest, like a “sovereign man” type white guy might? No, it was more impulsive behavior. It was not the best example, IMO.

  127. @TWS

    I’ll try to get and take your word for some of your thoughts here, TWS, but you should try and understand some of mine. As I wrote in that earlier comment, yes, Steve Sailer had written many times that the drug war is used to get bad guys off the streets, when it’s difficult to get them for the “dirtbag” stuff they do, via simple possession. I! GET! THAT! That doesn’t make the Drug War good or Constitutional.

    No, I don’t expect door-to-door searches for drugs, just because we haven’t gotten that far yet. It’ll be for your computer in which you made those pro-Trump comments on unz probably instead. I know a guy whose law enforcement partner got his elbow shattered by a bullet during a no-knock raid at 6 AM. I wouldn’t ever tell him that, but what the hell ought a guy to do getting his door knocked down at 6 in the morning?

    I’m sure you’ve read of the 10’s of thousands of Mexicans killed yearly in all the narco-terrorism down there. Look, I honestly don’t give a hoot what happens down there but a) It shows you that the violence comes from the big money and b) it’s not all just down in Mexico. Because the drugs are illegal and it takes effort and risk to import and distribute the stuff, there’s a lot of money in it. We have a history of experience from the prohibition of alcohol.

    That was one more attempt by me to see if you can get this.

    Oh, and that was my point already, These black ghetto types will fight over anything. It’s all some of them know, drugs or no drugs. However, illegal drugs put the money in it. That matters when it comes to gangs, especially.

  128. “some fool will decide that a diss demands a death.”

    In my city we have a lot of this black gun violence. Maybe some of it is caused by Facebook dissing, but I think some of it is simply random shooting for the fun and street-cred building. Some is ancillary to the target-of-opportunity crime that blacks love: armed robbery and carjacking. (As the news media euphemises, sometimes they “botch” their robberies and victims die.)

    We just had a car full of five juveniles busted for this kind of crime. (Because our suicidal justice system protects violent juveniles, we can’t know who they are, they will be lightly punished, and they will all grow up to be adult murderers.) Reading about their spree, I wish I could interrogate the five of them and ask them “Why exactly did you do this?” rather than have to guess. I’m tired of hearing the false narrative that white society makes them do it.

    The threat of stiff prison sentences doesn’t seem to deter violent adult blacks. Our judges give very harsh sentences, but 2020 was a record year for murder here.

  129. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Now go away or I will impeach you a second time!

    • LOL: Gary in Gramercy
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  130. @Bert

    Of all professions, law is the one with the least accountability.

    An interesting sentence from the Wikipedia page for criminal defense attorney Joel Steinberg:

    Following his military career, he returned to law school and was admitted to the bar in New York. Due to the Vietnam War ongoing at the time, lawyers whose studies were interrupted by conscription were exempted from the bar exam requirement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Steinberg

    Steinberg turns 80 this spring. Lisa didn’t make it to seven.

    [MORE]

  131. @Anonymous

    There are five workdays until inauguration. Impeachment trials require a “quorum of the Senate”. If enough Senators call in with coronaviral flu, they might be able to delay this.

    What can impeaching an ex-president do, anyway? Deprive him of benefits, which Trump doesn’t need. Secret Service protection, perhaps, but he can replace that.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Buffalo Joe
  132. @Dieter Kief

    As Weber said “O Gott, wie gros ist dein Tiergarten!Noch so viele Denkmäler haben dort Platz.

  133. J.Ross says:
    @jb

    Of course they’re happy to depend on invisible white supremacists, it’s license to not make any sense. No one will try to correct you, or even ask any questions about whether witches are real, lest they be accused of witchcraft themselves.

  134. You know, in truth, the MSM doesn’t comment much, if at all, on black on black crime, from domestic violence, child abuse, carjacking to murder. The MSM platform is TV and the talking heads fancy themselves as stars. My point, TV produces more shows where a cop’s first reaction is to draw his/her weapon. Trailer on now for some cop show starring Queen Latifa, every scene has her gun in hand. Violence sells.

  135. @Anonymous

    You keep wearing that face diaper, Citizen #118. Tell yourself you’re doing the right thing. Compliance is freedum! Perspective is wrongthink! Emergency orders are 5-year plans! Menopause is Science! Hysteria is masculine, Comrades!

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  136. J.Ross says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    No, in every age the majority of people are stupid and bad, and they are exploited by the very worst people in being organized into sacrificial manias.

  137. vhrm says:
    @Mr. Anon

    And now we’ll see if small government / free-association types have the courage of their convictions.

    Make less money and pay more for services due to being discriminated against by companies, or call for a laws to ban the discrimination?

    My general lean is that more anti-discrimination type laws would be bad rather than good… but if it gets to the point where i can’t get a job or credit card or pizza, i may feel differently.

    Some quaint commentary from hundreds of years ago (2015) about the wisdom of LGBT anti-discrimination laws
    (https://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2015/05/anti-discrimination-laws-vs-freedom-of-association/ )

  138. J.Ross says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I thought about asking that guy if he knew anything about wearing protective gear but by the third paragraph of four-year-old language knew the answer. There is no real protective gear which tolerates as many variations and options and methods of donning as the phony mask mandate. A responsible, scientifically literate government would have followed DeSantis in isolating the elderly and followed other countries in using hydroxychloroquine plus zinc. But then you wouldn’t have been about to do week-long mail-in no-signature no-questions-asked voting.

  139. Alfa158 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    In my Whitopia town, about 50% of the houses in my neighborhood that are occupied by White people have BLM/In this house we believe.. signs out front. One even has a portrait of Saint Floyd. Interestingly, not one of the houses occupied by Asians have these signs.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  140. @Jack D

    I agree Jack. That lawyer logic on the insane and the complex murder plots would make more sense regarding the low-IQ people who are let off, though. Insane people can do some pretty “insane” stuff, as the kids say.

    Even without that point, without any complex plot, why should someone with IQ of 50 even get off? Maybe the “plot” was to just get mad at something and pick up the nearest tool and bash someone’s head in. Hey, that low an IQ to where you don’t know what you just did is like that of an animal, and we lock up dangerous animals too – it’s called the zoo.

  141. Drake says:
    @Arclight

    Excellent comment

    • Thanks: Arclight
  142. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous

    You know whom I call innumerate? People who don’t understand this:

    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/full/10.7326/M20-6817

    • Thanks: vhrm
  143. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Senate is in recess until the 19th so no one has to call in sick. Trump’s Senate trial will take place AFTER he is no longer President. The main point of this is supposedly to disqualify him from running again, which the Democrats fear. Of course to do that they would need 17 Republicans to defect. Not gonna happen. Maybe they’ll get 3 or 4, based on the % that defected in the House today.

    It is dubious whether a President can be impeached AFTER his term of office is over. Can Jimmy Carter still be impeached for screwing things up in Iran? No President has ever been impeached after his term is over.

    This what Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says:

    The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

    In order to be REMOVED from office, you have to be IN OFFICE. After next Wednesday Trump is a civilian and has no office he can be removed from. Congress is not the judiciary – they have no power to try private individuals. All they can do is remove you from office and since Trump will no longer be in office they can’t do anything, even IF they had 67 votes to convict, which they don’t. In other words this is just more Washington Kabuki – a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing. The news networks love it because it fills up the air time. The politicians love it because they get themselves on TV. The only losers are everyone else.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  144. @Farenheit

    There used to be browser extensions that would substitute images so have a look, they may still be around. One of the things I miss from early browsers is the ability to easily disable images.

  145. Clyde says:
    @JimB

    Not going to deny. They say labor makes you free. The current ranks of degenerates might be immune to public shaming unless they find a remote controlled locking device on their car that they drive around drunk and or high.

  146. Anonymous[231] • Disclaimer says:

    But there’s no pressure on the vastly wealthy social media monopolies to figure out ways to keep their platforms from being used to incite black-on-black murder.

    Steve comes out in favor of Internet censorship against freedom of speech.

  147. Clyde says:
    @Jack D

    even IF they had 67 votes to convict, which they don’t. In other words this is just more Washington Kabuki

    Not entirely because Trump has now racked up two House impeachments which will make a negative impression on some middle of the roaders. The Pelosi and Democrat objective is to further blacken Trump’s name with “insurrection” too. Not much of an innsurection in my book, but the Congress Crittters ran like rats to their secure bunker when the rioters broke it. Some were waved inside by Capitol Police, through opened exterior doors. Seems like a set up or partial set up to me.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  148. @Redneck farmer

    Most people have strong views one way or another on the death penalty. My view is more cold-blooded. I think its existence as the ultimate punishment could play a useful role in deterring criminals from shooting witnesses. As Leovy complained in Ghettoside, the dozen or so murders of witnesses each year in South Central Los Angeles underpins the snitches-get-stitches culture of impunity for killers that makes possible the atrocious murder rate among blacks.

    Steve mentions deterrent effect, but even more important in the long term would be punishment that actually removes black (and other) criminals permanently from the gene pool.

    Real exile–“you don’t want to live by our norms, you’re out”–would be extremely helpful, toward improving the black gene pool. (Or at least slowing its decay.) Which in turn would improve the “social geography” of America considerably. (Right now black genetics are probably decaying the worst. The smartest, college educated tranche of black women have difficulty finding appropriate husbands–because racial liberalization has opened up the sexual opportunities for capable black men–and these women do not want to reproduce in the half-assed baby-momma way. So smart black women have the lowest fertility. The ones willing to mate with lowlifes … pop out the babies.)

    Likewise drug use. It would be goodness to just have a separate territory for the libertarian drug program. If you’re involved at all in drugs–you are tossed over there and can not come back.

    ~

    There is no end of ways that minoritarianism is destroying America, the West.

    But actually the 2nd most serious after immigrationism is this eugenics==Hitler nonsense.

    No society that doesn’t manage its fertility to be eugenic–naturally or with policy–will succeed in the long run. Right now under minoritarian rule with have a disgenic policy. Brilliant!

  149. @Alfa158

    Alfa, every Saturday, in my Whitopia town, a group of white women stand at the entrance to our town park waving blm signs at the passing traffic. My wife and I volunteer at a soup kitchen in Buffalo’s inner city. Never have we seen a blm lawn sign anywhere near the soup kitchen. Never have we seen those white women in the inner city waving their signs or volunteering with us. This is what they call virtue signalling, right?

    • Replies: @photondancer
  150. @anonymous

    They should sue the riot helmet manufacturer for making a defective product.

  151. @Jack D

    In other words this is just more Washington Kabuki – a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.

    It may signify nothing, but it is stirring up a great deal of hatred for the vindictive harridan Nancy Pelosi. She really doesn’t mind gratuitously enraging half the voting population of this country, really rubbing their nose in it. It seems very unwise to me. There are people among them who would gladly do her harm.

  152. @Jack D

    The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honour, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  153. Liberalism presupposes people who possess competent adult agency. Addictive substances destroy human agency, justifying a paternalist exception. For some reason, libertarians don’t get this.

  154. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:

    Pet peeve: the use of the frequently misused word bemuse in a context where I’m not sure from the context whether it has been correctly or incorrectly used. Personally, I refrain from using the word if anyone might in the context be able to interpret the meaning as “amused.”

    Back then, Linda S. Gottfredson, co-director of the University of Delaware–Johns Hopkins Project for the Study of Intelligence and Society, was bemused by the sudden deference granted to IQ testing:

    “Just about the only time I see journalists and liberals take IQ seriously is when it meets their ideological predilections. For example, they treat IQ as real when anyone claims that early intervention raises it, but not when evidence goes the other way. And so it is with crime. We are told we must not link IQ with crime, unless low IQ can be used to roll back the death penalty.”

    Was Gottfredson amused or confused/bewildered? I’m not sure. She could have been amused by the silly hypocrisy of liberals, “shaking her head,” in which case the word is misused; or it could mean she was confused and bewildered by the double standard … which seems a little unlikely from the context, since who is “confused” by noticing inconsistent and contradictory actions and statements by one’s political enemies — we all expect that to happen.

    bemuse; amuse. The meanings of these two words differ significantly.

    Bemuse = (1) to make confused or muddled; bewilder {the jury was bemused by all the technical evidence}; or (2) to plunge into thought; preoccupy {the math student was bemused with the concept of infinity}.

    Amuse, of course, means “to entertain” or “to cause laughter in” {the speaker amused the audience with various anecdotes}.

    Yet many writers mistakenly use bemuse as a synonym for amuse—e.g.:

    • “The show also has a quirky humor that will bemuse [read amuse] jaded adults and even manages to touch some deeper chords without descending to the saccharine.” Lawrence Johnson, “Nutcracker: A Classic Musical,” Chicago Trib., 12 Dec. 1996, Tempo §, at 2.

    • “Led by Costas’ ability to bemuse [read amuse] viewers and make them care about the athletes, NBC’s Sydney squad was at least the tops since ABC’s 1980s heyday. ‘I appreciate the kind comments,’ Costas said.” Rudy Martzke, “Ratings Don’t Dent NBC’s Stellar Effort,” USA Today, 2 Oct. 2000, Bonus §, at E4.

    Garner, Bryan. Garner’s Modern American Usage (p. 96). Oxford University Press. Kindle Edition.

  155. black sea says:
    @Bill Jones

    Selling singles is not an arrestable offense. The brutal police officer should have written him a ticket.

    From an article in the New York Times:

    “The officers had been ordered to arrest him [Garner] for selling untaxed cigarettes, and he had resisted.”

  156. black sea says:
    @Bert

    Professors are ruthlessly monitored for research productivity and teaching prowess, activities that determine their salaries.

    Determining the quality of teaching and research is harder than one might think. If an institution uses student evaluations as the basis for measuring the former, then many professors will be quite happy to dumb down the course, giving out fewer assignments and exams, and essentially lowering their workload while elevating their student evaluation scores. In lots of research universities, teaching prowess translates into “the student evaluations are OKish, and the students aren’t vocally complaining to the administration.”

    The quantity of research output is easier to measure, as is the number of times a professor’s work is cited by other researchers. Still, there are ways to game the system, for example “salami slicing,” in which one takes a single research question and divides the steps and outcomes into as many separate articles as is possible.

    • Replies: @Polistra
  157. Jack D says:
    @New Dealer

    Disqualification is an adjunct to removal from office. If you are impeached and convicted you can be remove from office AND then disqualified as an additional punishment or just removed, based upon the language of the conviction.

    BUT, first you have to be removed and you can’t be removed from an office you no longer hold. IF the Senate convicts (and it won’t) this will go to the Supreme Ct. and Congress will lose. Mark my words.

  158. @Buffalo Joe

    Maybe stop by them next Saturday night and invite them, since they so obviously want to help black people, to come join you at the soup kitchen. I think we both know what response you’ll get but it will still be amusing.

  159. Polistra says:
    @black sea

    Determining the quality of teaching and research is harder than one might think. If an institution uses student evaluations as the basis for measuring the former, then many professors will be quite happy to dumb down the course, giving out fewer assignments and exams, and essentially lowering their workload while elevating their student evaluation scores.

    Doubtless this will work at most colleges, but it will definitely not work at good ones.

    Diversity scores matter, though, at all colleges. If your grading and/or discipline of any kind (like: turn in your papers on time) shows the slightest whiff of disparate impact, down you go. So in effect, I contradict myself.

  160. black sea says:

    So in effect, I contradict myself.

    Indeed.

  161. TTSSYF says:
    @photondancer

    It works both ways. Leslie Van Houten apparently received hundreds of love letters while she was being tried for murder and in prison while she was still young.

  162. Watching The Wire tends to give white people an inflated impression of how much black-on-black murder is driven by drug business rationality, when much is just idiots killing each other in lame squabbles.

    As far as I can tell David Simon never encountered a gang like the one he wrote about when he was a Baltimore reporter. His original book wasn’t about Black mafias trying to compete with each other.

    The Wire is an entertaining series but is still trying to sell White people this false narrative of Blacks being like the Italians of yesteryear and only resorting to organized crime due to their surroundings.

    First 48 provides a better look into Black homicides. They aren’t ordered hits to protect territory or take out the competition. Most are tales of petty revenge where the aggressor decides to shoot the victim without much thought or planning. This contradicts the libertarian explanation of the illegal drug market being the cause.

    Libertarian solutions involving legal drugs would only exacerbate the situation. Equally disturbing is that Libertarians believe we should also sell them fully automatic weapons and without background checks (they oppose all gun laws). So the Libertarians solution is really legal crack and fully auto AK-47s.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  163. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Is anyone-else sick of normie-CONS spouting off about ‘if black lives mattered…’

    21 white people were murdered by blacks in racist hate-crimes just last month but all Cons like Sailer can do is double-down on the negrophilia.

    Pathetic.

  164. @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, not an attorney, but isn’t the perfect time to use the term “MOOT”? Like hanging a dead guy.

  165. @Clyde

    Clyde, insurrection lost any meaning when riots became “mostly peacefull protests.”

  166. Anon7 says:

    Is there ANY aspect of life, science, culture, anything, that isn’t improved by adding pictures of black people? Not even sea chanteys, because I’m sure there was a black sailor or two somewhere.

    You can barely even find this one anymore, all the rest have Added Blackness ™:

  167. @Dieter Kief

    Nah, Steve’s right.

    It’s murder. Most foul. Yes, drugs are involved but the cheapness of life in African America is shocking.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  168. Jack D says:
    @Bill Jones

    The Supreme Court has determined that one is entitled to resist unlawful arrest.

    Oh really? And will they bring you back to life after the police have beaten you to death?

    “Entitled” only means that the state can’t further prosecute you for resisting arrest if the arrest was unlawful to begin with. If the police are (even wrongly) under the impression that they have grounds to arrest you then they are going to do whatever it takes to bring you in, so resisting arrest is only going to get you more beaten up. If you think you are being unlawfully arrested, go peacefully and then sort it out in court later. Fighting with the cops is never a good idea.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
  169. The black lives matter thing is a crock. Murders don’t happen merely because white people don’t care about you. It’s some of the dumbest notions and places way too much responsibility on the shoulders of white people to do something or encourage them to do things, like put their guard down when they know things are wrong. Get involved where they shouldn’t.

    “Pages in category “Murdered American mobsters of Italian descent”
    The following 75 pages are in this category, out of 75 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

    A
    Frank Abbandando Jr.
    Frank Abbatemarco
    Albert Anastasia
    Ignacio Antinori
    B
    Stefano Badami
    William Bentvena
    Thomas Bilotti
    Charles Binaggio
    Bobby Boriello
    Anthony Brancato
    Adolfo Bruno”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Murdered_American_mobsters_of_Italian_descent

  170. Anon[223] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve,
    My estimation of the whole issue of criminality in the United States is that while we need very strict punishment for criminals for high level crimes, such as Murder, to discourage the actions and punish the offenders, it isn’t much of a deterrence to those who *do* ultimately commit murder.
    This is for a few reasons:
    1. Most murderers in the United States are not very bright individuals, and while the Death Penalty/Life imprisonment is useful in removing them from society, they usually are not capable of realizing the consequences of their actions.
    2. Most murders slowly escalate their crimes prior to committing murder, and usually have been involved in prior violent crimes such as rape or assault, which already threaten to cause them to deal with large jail sentences anyways. And, allowing them to get away with prior convictions normalizes the weight of their actions in their minds.
    3. Most murderers start their killing spree in their 20s, with the bulk of the killing population within that age limit, where other, more easily caught crimes such as robbery or vandalism can put them in jail for the bulk of that time.

    I think the biggest reason why the BLM has led to such a huge increase in crime is that enforcement of penalties for lower level crimes has gone down sharply after pressure on the police, and that is where the cops actually catch most of the existing murderers, and put in jail those who are on the path of escalating criminality.
    Drug law enforcement going down is also a reason for this. The problem isn’t deterring drug usage per se, but that those who often try to use illegal drugs also tend to either be big time criminals, or on the path to being big time criminals. States that avoided BLM lunacy tended to have strong enforcement of lower level crimes, such as looting and vandalism, and states that allowed for those things to happen had the largest rise in their murder rates.

    Another thing is that welfare tends to create more stupid kids more than our prison system can incarcerate them, so finding ways of discouraging people from the welfare incentives to have children, such as reducing Medicaid subsidized birthrates, would be difficult to pull off but tremendous in lowering these negative trends for American society.

    • Replies: @Anon
  171. Anon[223] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Also, one interesting aspect is that individuals usually are in their peak child-birth years during their 20s.
    Typically, criminals tend to be not so responsible and tend to have lots of children during their peak child-birth years.

    The easiest way to deal with criminality in the United States is to simply just find ways of incentivizing criminally inclined youth from having children.

    In NYC, broken windows policing leads to a above average amount of young black men incarcerated, which plays a big role in the lower Black fertility rate relative to White fertility rate. Also, the low amounts of crime leads to a more responsible culture among the youth.

    In New Jersey, the black speaker of the house in 1992 crafted a family cap on welfare, causing families with more than one kid to get no additional funding for every additional kid. The result was a sharp drop in the Black fertility, with NJ having close to a higher white fertility than a Black fertility, despite whites having a higher median age than African Americans, and thus a lower share of the population in child bearing years.

  172. It seems to me Italians and Mexicans really deserve our love and attention,better education, money, housing and all our jobs while we work tirelessly to make their lives better.

    “Assault and theft make up the vast majority of crimes. While urban areas tend to have higher crime rates, as is typical in most countries, the United States–Mexico border has also been a problematic area. In 2017, Mexico witnessed a record number of murders with 29,158 homicides recorded.”

    I would instruct to my children to stand with blm like I would tell them to join the mafia, or play in traffic.

    • Replies: @anonsasmaug
  173. @anonsasmaug

    oops sorry wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Mexico#:~:text=In%202017%2C%20Mexico%20witnessed%20a,the%20Global%20Criminality%20Index%202016.

    ‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.”
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-a-crisis-of-civilization-in-mexico-250-000-dead-37-400-missing-1542213374

    19 Bodies Hung From Bridge or Dismembered in Mexico Gang Feud
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/world/americas/mexico-drug-feud-bodies-michoacan.html

    Someone take a knee
    White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2016. A firearm is used in almost 50% of all suicides. The rate of suicide is highest in middle age—among white men in particular.

    Suicide in the United States – Wikipedia

    And then…
    “The historical seasons have changed, and once again, America’s trees are bearing a strange and bitter fruit — dead black bodies.

    Four black people have been found hanging from trees in the last month in California, New York and Texas. Authorities say that all of these deaths appear to be suicides, with no signs of foul play. ”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/06/22/black-victims-hanging-suicide/

  174. @Paperback Writer

    I did actually (try at least) to argue along Steve Sailer’s train of thoughts – for sure not: Against him.

  175. MEH 0910 says:

  176. @John Johnson

    Libertarian solutions involving legal drugs would only exacerbate the situation. Equally disturbing is that Libertarians believe we should also sell them fully automatic weapons and without background checks (they oppose all gun laws). So the Libertarians solution is really legal crack and fully auto AK-47s.

    And why not. Iraqis were allowed to keep their FULL AUTOMATIC AK-47s after the US military took out the Saddam government. And how it that any different than the USA pre-1934 NFA, where people were given belt-fed machine guns to take home for serving the government. (Forgotten Weapons) We are always being told how awful it is to have an MG when clearly they are no more a threat than any other gun in private hands.

    In a significant retreat in American efforts to seize weapons held by Iraqi citizens, American and British officials said today that Iraqis would be allowed to keep AK-47 assault rifles in their homes and businesses.

    While American officials gave no public explanation for amending what had been a much tougher plan to rid postwar Iraq of heavy weapons, military officials have said they recognize the difficulties in disarming citizens at a time when Iraqis feel their security is still at risk.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/01/world/after-the-war-baghdad-iraqi-civilians-allowed-to-keep-assault-rifles.html

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