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From the New York Times:

House Passes Anti-Lynching Bill After 120 Years of Failure

Since 1900, Congress has repeatedly failed to pass a bill making lynching a federal crime. Now the legislation could be on its way to the Oval Office.

By Jacey Fortin
Feb. 26, 2020

… The House bill, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was introduced by Representative Bobby Rush, a Democrat from Illinois. The Senate bill, which passed unanimously last year, was introduced by Kamala Harris, Democrat of California; Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey; and Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina.

… He cited Emmett Till, one of thousands of lynching victims during the Jim Crow era.

This is a great day for Jussie Smollett, who went above and beyond the call of duty last year to promote his friend Senator Kamala Harris’s anti-lynching bill during Chicago’s Polar Vortex. Jussie’s Fake Noose Hate Hoax has finally been rewarded!

 
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  1. Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    • Replies: @Polynikes
    A fraction of the number they are investigating would make him the largest known serial killer in the US.
    , @Mr McKenna
    Imagine if he were smart enough to do it only in Sanctuary Cities.

    Yep, the MSM will have to work extra hard to keep this one quiet.

    Experience would indicate, though, that they're 'up to the task'.

    , @Anon
    The Dallas police have finally reached the point of massive corruption and incompetence if they've missed 1000 serial killer murders by this guy. The stupid and corrupt mayor of Dallas is black and the Chief of the Police Department is a female black. It's obvious that between the two of them, they've covered up for this murderer in trying to suppress black arrests, and they've destroyed the police department. They ought to be sued and put into prison themselves.

    How the heck does ANY police department anywhere miss the murders of 1000 people?

    It's deliberate.
    , @bomag
    "It's a tragedy that we import serial killers who rack up body counts in the thousands; but if the backlash causes us to quit importing serial killers, that would be a larger tragedy."
    , @Clyde
    Wow! Thanks for posting!
    , @vinteuil
    This is just monstrous. The sort of thing that makes you see where Schopenhauer was coming from.
    , @Aldon
    http://skdb.fgcu.edu/public/Serial%20Killer%20Statistics%2023NOV2015.pdf

    https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/serialmurder-pathwaysforinvestigations.pdf/

    Negroes are the most reprrsentef race in serial killing within America. This is something at odds with the MSM and Hollywood.
  2. Wait, Smollett whacked Till ?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Didn't you watch "Black to the Future"?

    > We must confront this hate.

    With all the Hate to confront daily, I'm feeling like Hitler on a multifront war.

    Now I'm supposed to root for Muslims in India. Oh God.
    , @Ano
    What, Till was whacked? Why? Did he know too much about the Clintons?
  3. Smullitt is so last year (as opposed to Till, who cannot be brought up enough). The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tv-has-a-new-kind-of-heroine-the-latina-genius-heres-why-it-matters/ar-BB10qszX

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
     
    Which literally do not exist in the professional world.

    I've known a couple fairly intelligent black guys.

    The Latinas I ran across were smarter than a pet rock, maybe a German Shepard.

    The shows mentioned in the article could have at least picked some attractive Latina specimens. The best of them is a 6 on their best day.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    I recommend nose job.
    , @bomag
    Wait for it... wait for it... ahh, here it is:

    Latinas, a vastly underrepresented group in both TV shows and movies... wildly talented students — geniuses, even — in ways Latinas haven't been portrayed before.

    As recently as the mid-1990s, "The Bell Curve" argued that Black and Latino children were less intelligent than their white counterparts.

    That bias can be found in previous shows about child prodigies such as "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "Dexter's Laboratory," "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "Young Sheldon," which center the adventures of very smart white boys, with few alternatives featuring Black and Latino characters.

    Growing up, I was used to being the only Latina in an AP class, the odd 14-year-old who dreamed of going away to college and the weird sixth-grader who asked her mom to buy a first-aid book because she wanted to start learning everything she would need to become a doctor. I relate strongly to these characters in ways I never thought I'd see on any screen.
     
    So the hypothesis here is that TV portrayal determines which group gets to claim genius status.

    The usual arc here is: Underrepresented group (URG) is smart enough to compete with YT in claiming accomplishment; URG is, in fact, equally smart; now we are finding that URG is smarter; wow, it looks like URG is ten times smarter!
    , @guest
    "Here's why it matters..." is one of the oddest hook-phrases ever. Sounds like an invitation to the world's boringest indoctrination session.
  4. Smollett entered a plea of I dindu nuffin.

    • LOL: Hail
    • Replies: @International Jew
    Nolo dinduo.
  5. Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it’s not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don’t start calling me a “Privileged Kid”.

    • Replies: @anon
    Please don’t start calling me a “Privileged Kid”.

    You are not a young goat of privilege, you are a tediously ignorant and boring troll.
    , @Hibernian

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
     
    Tiny Duck has found a new disguise.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew
     
    Thank you for identifying categories of ingrates worthy of what the Greeks called ostracism. Of course, in your case(s), it must be permanent and not temporary.
    , @Alfa158
    I picked up on what you did there:
    Paragraph 3 “see here my fellow White people”
    Paragraph 5 “I’m a Jew”
    That’s a standard alt-right joke. Clever bit of humor there, the way you separated the two parts of the gag, so it wouldn’t be too obvious. I don’t want to dox you, but you aren’t one of the guys on the TRS blog are you?
    , @Reg Cæsar

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.

     

    How many Jews has Trump killed so far? Is he waiting for his second term?

    Is that embassy in Jerusalem just a cover for a human abattoir?
    , @Nicholas Stix
    "My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like."

    No, you don't.
    , @Pericles
    The Alt-Right, let me think ... that was a viral marketing campaign for Joker, wasn't it?
    , @Downstream from Culture
    Cool it with the fake personas, Tiny. Bigoted whites like me have a hard time keeping track.
    , @International Jew
    Are you Tiny Duck's dad?
    , @Brutusale
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBqRtleE8DM
  6. Rachel Chandler owned MC2 modeling. She trafficked very young girls to Epstein. She also seems to have a lot of “friends” in high society, like the Clintons, Bloomberg, Eminem, Halle Berry, Weinstein, etc.

    She has posted many pictures on her Instagram page. Many of these pictures are of very young children. Many of these children are in emotional distress or pain.

    In 2013, she posted this image on her Instagram page. Some believe that these security camera images from the underground dungeon of Epstein’s Occult temple (on his private island).

    While it’s difficult to say where these security camera images are from, it’s here’s what’s interesting about the above image.

    1. In the security camera’s Channel 10, you see pictures of what appear to be young adolescents.
    2. Look at Channels 12, 15, and 16. Those Channels are from bedrooms. Why are their security cameras in bedrooms? Isn’t that rather strange? Wasn’t Epstein secretly videotaping his facilities (including bedrooms)?
    3. In Channel 11, there’s someone who vaguely resembles Hillary Clinton.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    Rachel Chandler with Bill Clinton.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222902361590419456



    See the disturbing images below from Rachel Chandler's Instagram page. Why are those children being pictured in that way? What's happening to those children?

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108849676785238022



    Rachel Chandler was profiled in a magazine. She's apparently famous.

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108572945033633792
    , @Federalist
    Epstein, Weinstein, Bloomberg, Chandler.
    , @passive-aggressivist
    It's loons like this spamming the comments who are making iSteve an increasingly irritating read. SAD
    , @Emblematic
    God I hate Q-tards.
  7. Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a ‘lynching’ as the term is commonly used?

    • Replies: @anon
    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a ‘lynching’ as the term is commonly used?

    A quibble? Quibble?

    https://danmillerinpanama.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/thats-racist.gif
    , @MBlanc46
    Good point, AD. It was just a plain old murder.
    , @AceDeuce
    Legal definition is illegal violence by a mob against someone--doesn't have to be by hanging, or, by many legal statutes, doesn't even have to cause death.

    Off topic: Till, unlike this girl or the white Fla. bartender. was a perp. He committed sexual assault.
    , @SMK
    True, Till wasn't "lynched." The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII, he was shot to death after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man's wife. Will Trump approve the act and condemn the "lynching" of Till and other blacks who aren't famous and legendary? If so, will he be re-elected?

    If Trump is re-elected on Nov. 3 and Republicans take back the Congress, will they pass a Chistopher Newsom-Channon Christian anti-carjacking, abduction, gang rape, torture, mutilation, and murder act?

    , @ben tillman

    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a ‘lynching’ as the term is commonly used?
     
    No, and I've done it many times myself, including right here on this blog.
    , @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    Till was not lynched , and it is important we correct the misconception.
  8. @J.Ross
    Smullitt is so last year (as opposed to Till, who cannot be brought up enough). The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tv-has-a-new-kind-of-heroine-the-latina-genius-heres-why-it-matters/ar-BB10qszX

    The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.

    Which literally do not exist in the professional world.

    I’ve known a couple fairly intelligent black guys.

    The Latinas I ran across were smarter than a pet rock, maybe a German Shepard.

    The shows mentioned in the article could have at least picked some attractive Latina specimens. The best of them is a 6 on their best day.

    • Agree: Change that Matters
    • Replies: @Alan Mercer
    Parading ugliness, in opposition to truth/beauty, is central to the effort. Remember the recent Sailer series on architecture?
    , @Trutherator
    My Honduran stepdaughter is borderline genius.

    But then four of the daughters I had with my Dominican ex-wife got Bachellors, one a Masters, that one in Probability & Statistics. One graduated high school suma cum lauded, another magna cum laude, another eighth from the top. The other one did a year of sales after HS, became a missionary and has two beautiful kids.

    So yeah, Latinas can be very smart. At least mine.
  9. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    Please don’t start calling me a “Privileged Kid”.

    You are not a young goat of privilege, you are a tediously ignorant and boring troll.

    • Agree: petit bourgeois
    • LOL: ben tillman
  10. All this time it’s been legal to murder people by hanging? Seems like a bit of an oversight.

    • Replies: @Jack Henson
    It's basically for when stupid juries don't vote how the FedGov wants and they can try them under this brand new charge to avoid double jeopardy.
    , @Mr McKenna
    Headlines

    The Nation: "After a Century of Delays, the Senate Finally Votes to Outlaw Lynching"

    Daily News: "Congress finally outlaws lynching"

    Congressional Black Caucus: "This bill makes a long overdue change to our laws by finally addressing the issue of lynching for the thousands of African Americans who suffered this heinous fate and the countless more we’ll never know."

  11. Lynching is already illegal under California Penal Code section 405a, but it is often misunderstood what lynching is.

    It’s not the extrajudicial act of hanging people from trees. Lynching is merely taking someone from the custody of the constable by means of a riot.

    Most states already have these laws. Why does there need to be a federal law?

    Because this is a publicity stunt. Kamala thrives on the attention of her worthless, pandering bill.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    There's been a Federal civil rights conspiracy law and a Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department since the late '50s. Some or all of the cops who used their batons on Rodney King, or at least one of them, were charged and I believe convicted under that statute. It may have been one cop who was acquitted of State charges. This law is sometimes if not often a second bite of the apple for the prosecution and therefore, in those instances, dubious on double jeopardy grounds.
    , @Mr. Grey
    I would like to think the beginning of the end of Harris' presidential bid was her quick support for Jussie. But I do miss her candidacy, she is such a shameless whore I assumed she was sharper than she is and would somehow snare the Democratic nomination and then lose in the most spectacular way to Trump.
    , @Joseph Doaks
    "Why does there need to be a federal law?"

    There doesn't. Wouldn't it be great if Trump vetoed it those grounds?
  12. @JohnnyWalker123
    Rachel Chandler owned MC2 modeling. She trafficked very young girls to Epstein. She also seems to have a lot of "friends" in high society, like the Clintons, Bloomberg, Eminem, Halle Berry, Weinstein, etc.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1232772919090176001

    She has posted many pictures on her Instagram page. Many of these pictures are of very young children. Many of these children are in emotional distress or pain.

    In 2013, she posted this image on her Instagram page. Some believe that these security camera images from the underground dungeon of Epstein's Occult temple (on his private island).

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108611847819849728

    While it's difficult to say where these security camera images are from, it's here's what's interesting about the above image.

    1. In the security camera's Channel 10, you see pictures of what appear to be young adolescents.
    2. Look at Channels 12, 15, and 16. Those Channels are from bedrooms. Why are their security cameras in bedrooms? Isn't that rather strange? Wasn't Epstein secretly videotaping his facilities (including bedrooms)?
    3. In Channel 11, there's someone who vaguely resembles Hillary Clinton.

    Rachel Chandler with Bill Clinton.

    See the disturbing images below from Rachel Chandler’s Instagram page. Why are those children being pictured in that way? What’s happening to those children?

    Rachel Chandler was profiled in a magazine. She’s apparently famous.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    According to journalist Kirby Sommers, Vanity Fair was set to run a major story about Epstein.

    Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew killed the story.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222864362232336388

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222864774884659200

    By the way, Epstein got bailout money.

    https://twitter.com/GrubstakersPod/status/1153448019964170240
  13. @Art Deco
    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a 'lynching' as the term is commonly used?

    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a ‘lynching’ as the term is commonly used?

    A quibble? Quibble?

  14. What can be expect from an idiocracy? This is a meaningless bill meant to shove up the butts of white America. I think it’s been decades since someone was lynched.

    My only concern is if someone playing a prank by leaving a noose near a person of color if that constitutes “lynching” and therefore being charged with a federal hate crime. The devil is in the details.

    The sponsor of the bill, one Bobby Rush, is former black panther but he still hates white people. he’s also senile and can barely speak in complete sentences.

    • Replies: @anon
    The sponsor of the bill, one Bobby Rush, is former black panther but he still hates white people. he’s also senile and can barely speak in complete sentences.

    Possible VP nominee spotted, should work well with Creepy Uncle Joe.
    , @Hibernian
    Rush as a Vietnam era draftee was assigned to an antiaircraft missile battery (soon to be transferred to the National Guard and not long after that disbanded) in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, not far from the U. of C. That wasn't good enough for him because he had "a racist battery commander from Alabama," so he deserted with one month left to go. This when many men were getting killed in Vietnam. They didn't bother trying to find him. Somehow he got an honorable discharge. Perfect for a congressman.
  15. It seems that the Washington Woke
    Must bring KKKrosses to mind via smoke:
    February comes ’round,
    Seems that Blacks hear the sound
    Of the bloodhounds, but can’t get the joke.

  16. @JohnnyWalker123
    Rachel Chandler with Bill Clinton.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222902361590419456



    See the disturbing images below from Rachel Chandler's Instagram page. Why are those children being pictured in that way? What's happening to those children?

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108849676785238022



    Rachel Chandler was profiled in a magazine. She's apparently famous.

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108572945033633792

    According to journalist Kirby Sommers, Vanity Fair was set to run a major story about Epstein.

    Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew killed the story.

    By the way, Epstein got bailout money.

    • Replies: @kihowi
    Why doesn't anybody who pals around with types like Clinton and prince Andrew wear a wire? The big Achilles heel of people like that is their public image. I would wear a wire 24/7.

    "Ok Andrew, we will run that article as we planned to. Oh and do you know where I can buy batteries for little microphones like this one on my tie? I go through so many because it's always on. Oh goodness look at the time. "
    , @Onebelowall

    Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew killed the story
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGvEQTQaTbQ
  17. @J.Ross
    Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    A fraction of the number they are investigating would make him the largest known serial killer in the US.

  18. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.

    Tiny Duck has found a new disguise.

    • Replies: @36 ulster
    "My wife is Brahmin Indian..." As someone posted a few years ago, Tiny, your inflatable mannequin does NOT count as a partner--a' la mode Bollywoodienne or whatever guise "she" may assume.
    , @Anonymous
    Otoh, Brahmin Indians do know a lot about racism, as in “I proudly look down on my neighbors.” So, chosen + brahmin = marriage made in racist heaven.
  19. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew

    Thank you for identifying categories of ingrates worthy of what the Greeks called ostracism. Of course, in your case(s), it must be permanent and not temporary.

  20. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    I picked up on what you did there:
    Paragraph 3 “see here my fellow White people”
    Paragraph 5 “I’m a Jew”
    That’s a standard alt-right joke. Clever bit of humor there, the way you separated the two parts of the gag, so it wouldn’t be too obvious. I don’t want to dox you, but you aren’t one of the guys on the TRS blog are you?

  21. @petit bourgeois
    Lynching is already illegal under California Penal Code section 405a, but it is often misunderstood what lynching is.

    It's not the extrajudicial act of hanging people from trees. Lynching is merely taking someone from the custody of the constable by means of a riot.

    Most states already have these laws. Why does there need to be a federal law?

    Because this is a publicity stunt. Kamala thrives on the attention of her worthless, pandering bill.

    There’s been a Federal civil rights conspiracy law and a Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department since the late ’50s. Some or all of the cops who used their batons on Rodney King, or at least one of them, were charged and I believe convicted under that statute. It may have been one cop who was acquitted of State charges. This law is sometimes if not often a second bite of the apple for the prosecution and therefore, in those instances, dubious on double jeopardy grounds.

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    I agree.

    Interestingly enough, both conspiracy and riot are crimes which require at least two people.

    I knew of one criminal defendant who was charged with lynching under state law for grabbing a protester and wrestling him from a cop in Palm Springs at an Occupy protest when that shit had the lefties in the streets. He beat the rap because he acted alone.

    A federal anti-lynching law is pointless when you consider that conspiracy against rights (18 USC 241) was codified in 1948.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20071215235250/http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/241fin.htm

    There are multitudinous ways the government can convict / screw you if they want. This bill is a political statement and a vanity project, not a bona fide statute.

    It really does give the US Attorney another bite of the apple. It's shameful that Kamala is, at her very core, just another f*cking cop.

    People like that should never be a United States senator, much less a president.

    , @donvonburg

    This law is sometimes if not often a second bite of the apple for the prosecution and therefore, in those instances, dubious on double jeopardy grounds.
     
    It is settled law that the Constitution means whatever five of nine Supreme Court Justices (sic) say that it means.

    Full stop.

    If the Supreme Court, by a 5 of 9 majority rules that the First Amendment was not written to protect the rights of redheads and does not apply to them, then it does not apply to redheads. Now, we can argue that if one has "auburn" or "strawberry blonde" hair then one may not be a "redhead" as defined by law, that is arguable, but if you are clearly a "redhead" then the First Amendment does in fact not apply to you.

    The Supreme Court has ruled that just because you have been charged with, tried and acquitted of a crime under state law, then if the federal government charges you with a civil rights violation for that very same act, it does not constitute double jeopardy.

    Bill Clinton's Justice Department, or indeed that of any subsequent Administration, could have had O.J. Simpson charged with violating the civil rights of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Had Mr. Simpson been brought before a federal jury in almost any venue imaginable, a conviction could have been obtained pretty easily, since federal petit (and grand) juries are nearly always composed of the most bovine and prosecution-friendly people imaginable. (That Mr. Simpson was pretty easily provably guilty was just incidentally helpful.) Simply charging Mr. Simpson would have meant the end of this law (the law itself was in the purview of Congress, the Supreme Court just upheld its use as not constituting double jeopardy) or had the Supreme Court, in the fashion of any Prophet, Revelator and Seer, not reversed itself there would have been a key impeachment or three. All hell would have broke loose, and rightly so.

    No conservative even suggested that this be done. Conservatives are useless, of course. Their role is to agree that liberals were altogether right up until some arbitrary time in the past. They are the dogs who love table scraps.

    I was heavily involved in "the white thing" when l'affaire Simpson occurred. The prevailing opinion was that Simpson murdering Nicole was a valuable object lesson and deterrent to would-be mudsharks, that she had it coming, but opinion was divided on Goldman for a variety of reasons. Most felt that it was unfortunate for him and thought OJ should suffer condign punishment for that, but others disagreed. A minority felt that although NBS was contemptible and had no sympathy for her per se, that Simpson was obviously an especially virulent danger to society vis-a-vis the ordinary negro and should be separated from society by any means necessary, and another minority figured that like a hound provoked to bite by mistreatment that's just what such a critter did and he should just be left alone. All thought that the whole mess was instructive enough to the small minority of nonbovine thinking whites that in the end it would serve a purpose.

    Clearly, Simpson's later imprisonment was a case of the system trying to even up the score, so to speak. I felt the system had its chance, it failed, and we should move on.
  22. @BenKenobi
    All this time it's been legal to murder people by hanging? Seems like a bit of an oversight.

    It’s basically for when stupid juries don’t vote how the FedGov wants and they can try them under this brand new charge to avoid double jeopardy.

  23. Passage of a federal anti-lynching bill would make fake noose incidents federal crimes, and such incidents would be investigated by federal law enforcement, right?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    In all probability there was some interstate wire fraud involved at least in the coverup, if not in the planning of the "attack."
  24. You know what would be a really interesting law?

    A law against SELF HATE crimes!

    What I mean is, instead of punishing someone more severely for harming someone different than them, punish people for harming “their own kind.”

    IE a black person gets a stronger sentence for harming another black person than they would for harming a white one. You could still have “appropriate” levels of punishment for black on white crime, but you’d really crack down on “familial” or “community” violence.

    I am actually surprised no one has proposed this before. Kind of a federalized form of community justice.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    This hasn't been proposed because you'd still have blacks in prison in disproportionately high numbers.
    , @RichardTaylor

    A law against SELF HATE crimes!
     
    Imagine how many self-hating White would be in trouble!
  25. Next black history month let’s document all the white people killed by blacks 2010-2019? It is black history no?

  26. @JohnnyWalker123
    Rachel Chandler owned MC2 modeling. She trafficked very young girls to Epstein. She also seems to have a lot of "friends" in high society, like the Clintons, Bloomberg, Eminem, Halle Berry, Weinstein, etc.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1232772919090176001

    She has posted many pictures on her Instagram page. Many of these pictures are of very young children. Many of these children are in emotional distress or pain.

    In 2013, she posted this image on her Instagram page. Some believe that these security camera images from the underground dungeon of Epstein's Occult temple (on his private island).

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108611847819849728

    While it's difficult to say where these security camera images are from, it's here's what's interesting about the above image.

    1. In the security camera's Channel 10, you see pictures of what appear to be young adolescents.
    2. Look at Channels 12, 15, and 16. Those Channels are from bedrooms. Why are their security cameras in bedrooms? Isn't that rather strange? Wasn't Epstein secretly videotaping his facilities (including bedrooms)?
    3. In Channel 11, there's someone who vaguely resembles Hillary Clinton.

    Epstein, Weinstein, Bloomberg, Chandler.

  27. @Hibernian
    There's been a Federal civil rights conspiracy law and a Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department since the late '50s. Some or all of the cops who used their batons on Rodney King, or at least one of them, were charged and I believe convicted under that statute. It may have been one cop who was acquitted of State charges. This law is sometimes if not often a second bite of the apple for the prosecution and therefore, in those instances, dubious on double jeopardy grounds.

    I agree.

    Interestingly enough, both conspiracy and riot are crimes which require at least two people.

    I knew of one criminal defendant who was charged with lynching under state law for grabbing a protester and wrestling him from a cop in Palm Springs at an Occupy protest when that shit had the lefties in the streets. He beat the rap because he acted alone.

    A federal anti-lynching law is pointless when you consider that conspiracy against rights (18 USC 241) was codified in 1948.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20071215235250/http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/241fin.htm

    There are multitudinous ways the government can convict / screw you if they want. This bill is a political statement and a vanity project, not a bona fide statute.

    It really does give the US Attorney another bite of the apple. It’s shameful that Kamala is, at her very core, just another f*cking cop.

    People like that should never be a United States senator, much less a president.

  28. @JohnnyWalker123
    Rachel Chandler owned MC2 modeling. She trafficked very young girls to Epstein. She also seems to have a lot of "friends" in high society, like the Clintons, Bloomberg, Eminem, Halle Berry, Weinstein, etc.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1232772919090176001

    She has posted many pictures on her Instagram page. Many of these pictures are of very young children. Many of these children are in emotional distress or pain.

    In 2013, she posted this image on her Instagram page. Some believe that these security camera images from the underground dungeon of Epstein's Occult temple (on his private island).

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108611847819849728

    While it's difficult to say where these security camera images are from, it's here's what's interesting about the above image.

    1. In the security camera's Channel 10, you see pictures of what appear to be young adolescents.
    2. Look at Channels 12, 15, and 16. Those Channels are from bedrooms. Why are their security cameras in bedrooms? Isn't that rather strange? Wasn't Epstein secretly videotaping his facilities (including bedrooms)?
    3. In Channel 11, there's someone who vaguely resembles Hillary Clinton.

    It’s loons like this spamming the comments who are making iSteve an increasingly irritating read. SAD

    • Replies: @Rob
    The least he could do is put all the junk below a More tag.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Envious of the Weinstein publicity, Team Epstein team cranks their case up.
    , @Pericles
    Why can't they leave poor Jeffrey alone? Hasn't Ghislaine suffered enough?
    , @Paco Wové
    Agreed. It wouldn't be bad if the "Commenters to ignore" worked correctly, but it seems to lose its settings after a few days.
  29. Since 1900, Congress has repeatedly failed to pass a bill making lynching a federal crime. Now the legislation could be on its way to the Oval Office.

    They’re saying it took 120 years, or until Donald Trump was president.

  30. @J.Ross
    Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    Imagine if he were smart enough to do it only in Sanctuary Cities.

    Yep, the MSM will have to work extra hard to keep this one quiet.

    Experience would indicate, though, that they’re ‘up to the task’.

  31. Lynching has been defined as removing a prisoner from the lawful guard of police. At least in California law. Blacks do this all the time, trying to remove black criminals from police arrest. Thus these blacks violate lynching laws.
    To make sure blacks don’t run afoul of another law, to give blacks the privilege to riot, attack police, and prevent police arrests of black thugs, lynching laws must be formulated wisely.
    Best these laws would be applied only against whites, who don’t have “minority” privilege, ever.
    http://4racism.org/unequal-rights2.html

    Unequal Rights #2:

    Unequal rights for the races, black privilege. Media quotes show what Leftists, Blacks, Minority can do with impunity
    Black caucus, La Raza, Black Lives Matter, “no beer for racists”, affirmative action, cultural appropriation, antifa violence, and dozens of more examples of unequal rights.

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    Black criminals practice lynching and get university tenure, despite Herbert Marcuse's mentorship.

    See, Angela Davis:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marin_County_Civic_Center_attacks
  32. @BenKenobi
    All this time it's been legal to murder people by hanging? Seems like a bit of an oversight.

    Headlines

    The Nation: “After a Century of Delays, the Senate Finally Votes to Outlaw Lynching”

    Daily News: “Congress finally outlaws lynching”

    Congressional Black Caucus: “This bill makes a long overdue change to our laws by finally addressing the issue of lynching for the thousands of African Americans who suffered this heinous fate and the countless more we’ll never know.”

  33. https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/advice/help-my-husband-is-proud-his-dna-test-doesnt-show-“any-black”-in-him/ar-BB10mo8d?ocid=spartanntp

    Off topic but too I-Stevey not to post. Sometimes I think these MSN articles are just deep satires but left wing females really are this nuts.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    We live in the age of Poe’s Law.
  34. @SINCERITY.net
    Lynching has been defined as removing a prisoner from the lawful guard of police. At least in California law. Blacks do this all the time, trying to remove black criminals from police arrest. Thus these blacks violate lynching laws.
    To make sure blacks don't run afoul of another law, to give blacks the privilege to riot, attack police, and prevent police arrests of black thugs, lynching laws must be formulated wisely.
    Best these laws would be applied only against whites, who don't have "minority" privilege, ever.
    http://4racism.org/unequal-rights2.html

    Unequal Rights #2:

    Unequal rights for the races, black privilege. Media quotes show what Leftists, Blacks, Minority can do with impunity
    Black caucus, La Raza, Black Lives Matter, "no beer for racists", affirmative action, cultural appropriation, antifa violence, and dozens of more examples of unequal rights.
     

    Black criminals practice lynching and get university tenure, despite Herbert Marcuse’s mentorship.

    See, Angela Davis:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marin_County_Civic_Center_attacks

  35. It makes no difference to these people that the crime was faked. This is my beef with guys like Charles Murray (and Jared Taylor) – they seem to think they are dealing with honest people on the other side with whom they have a gentleman’s disagreement.

    They mentally live in a world in which everything is a drawing room discussion in some country club. And frankly, they’d rather not be touched by the rabble. They spend decades generating reports to impress Marxists, globalists and anti-Whites who hate their guts. I can’t help but find it insulting.

    • Agree: West Reanimator
    • Replies: @Aldon
    He's a lolberg. Of course he's no help.
  36. I just read the whole dumb NYT article celebrating the “anti-lynching” bill to figure what turns a plain old murder into an extra bad “lynching.”

    But no description, no legal definition, no nothing. Really lame reporting.

    It turns out the actual text of the bill consists of about twenty paragraphs of politically correct “findings” that go on and on about how bad “lynching” is. But in the end it looks like the bill has nothing to do with outlawing racially-motivated murder. Instead, all it does is create a new crime for an attempted conspiracy to violate civil rights. So the difference between the NYT’s hype and the actual bill is pretty dramatic. Here’s the operative text:

    SEC. 3. LYNCHING.

    (a) Offense.—Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    Ҥ 250. Lynching

    “Whoever conspires with another person to violate section 245, 247, or 249 of this title or section 901 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3631) shall be punished in the same manner as a completed violation of such section, except that if the maximum term of imprisonment for such completed violation is less than 10 years, the person may be imprisoned for not more than 10 years.”.

    • Thanks: West Reanimator
    • Replies: @anon
    Remember that such gestures are intended for low information people to revel over. I wager that someone in Congress could sponsor an "Anti Slavery" law that would add further punishment to anyone guilty of holding someone else in involuntary servitude, essentially identical to the language in this bill, and it would be popular with low information people.

    Idiocracy was supposed to be satire.
    , @Alden
    Thanks for reading and explaining.
  37. Anon[710] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Covid-19. A new paper calculates the RO factor of the disease on the Diamond Princess as 2.28.

    https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30091-6/fulltext

    That’s half of what they were thinking earlier. Considering people are packed in like sardines on that ship, if it’s going to spread, it ought to be doing so there. I’m beginning to seriously wonder about the ethnicity of the people getting sick on that ship. Unfortunately, we don’t have a good breakdown on that. An RO between 2 and 3 is what they calculated for the 1918 pandemic.

  38. @passive-aggressivist
    It's loons like this spamming the comments who are making iSteve an increasingly irritating read. SAD

    The least he could do is put all the junk below a More tag.

  39. anon[216] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666
    I just read the whole dumb NYT article celebrating the "anti-lynching" bill to figure what turns a plain old murder into an extra bad "lynching."

    But no description, no legal definition, no nothing. Really lame reporting.

    It turns out the actual text of the bill consists of about twenty paragraphs of politically correct "findings" that go on and on about how bad "lynching" is. But in the end it looks like the bill has nothing to do with outlawing racially-motivated murder. Instead, all it does is create a new crime for an attempted conspiracy to violate civil rights. So the difference between the NYT's hype and the actual bill is pretty dramatic. Here's the operative text:

    SEC. 3. LYNCHING.

    (a) Offense.—Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    Ҥ 250. Lynching

    “Whoever conspires with another person to violate section 245, 247, or 249 of this title or section 901 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3631) shall be punished in the same manner as a completed violation of such section, except that if the maximum term of imprisonment for such completed violation is less than 10 years, the person may be imprisoned for not more than 10 years.”.

     

    Remember that such gestures are intended for low information people to revel over. I wager that someone in Congress could sponsor an “Anti Slavery” law that would add further punishment to anyone guilty of holding someone else in involuntary servitude, essentially identical to the language in this bill, and it would be popular with low information people.

    Idiocracy was supposed to be satire.

  40. If the Smollett Hoax had somehow not unraveled and was still as widely believed today as it was ca Jan. 30, 2019, would Kamala Harris still be in the race (or have dropped out later than she did)?

  41. @allahu akbar
    You know what would be a really interesting law?

    A law against SELF HATE crimes!

    What I mean is, instead of punishing someone more severely for harming someone different than them, punish people for harming "their own kind."

    IE a black person gets a stronger sentence for harming another black person than they would for harming a white one. You could still have "appropriate" levels of punishment for black on white crime, but you'd really crack down on "familial" or "community" violence.

    I am actually surprised no one has proposed this before. Kind of a federalized form of community justice.

    This hasn’t been proposed because you’d still have blacks in prison in disproportionately high numbers.

    • Replies: @allahu akbar
    They wouldn't be there for violating the white man's laws.

    They'd be there for harming other black people, and the black community in general.
  42. Anon[710] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    The Dallas police have finally reached the point of massive corruption and incompetence if they’ve missed 1000 serial killer murders by this guy. The stupid and corrupt mayor of Dallas is black and the Chief of the Police Department is a female black. It’s obvious that between the two of them, they’ve covered up for this murderer in trying to suppress black arrests, and they’ve destroyed the police department. They ought to be sued and put into prison themselves.

    How the heck does ANY police department anywhere miss the murders of 1000 people?

    It’s deliberate.

  43. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.

    How many Jews has Trump killed so far? Is he waiting for his second term?

    Is that embassy in Jerusalem just a cover for a human abattoir?

  44. @passive-aggressivist
    It's loons like this spamming the comments who are making iSteve an increasingly irritating read. SAD

    Envious of the Weinstein publicity, Team Epstein team cranks their case up.

  45. @Art Deco
    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a 'lynching' as the term is commonly used?

    Good point, AD. It was just a plain old murder.

  46. (Largely-OT)

    Has Steve Sailer reviewed or otherwise commented on the latest Malcolm Gladwell book, Talking to Strangers (subtitled “What we should know about the people we don’t know”)?

    Following are some thoughts on Gladwell’s Strangers, especially as related to Jussie Smollett, BLM, and post-BLM:

    [MORE]

    Someone gave me this latest Gladwell book to read. I think it remains on the active bestseller list, as of this week. From a footnote in the main text about the status of something “just as this book was going to press” which occurred in late April 2019, it’s likely he was writing in 2018 and the first months of 2019. Gladwell was, therefore, likely in the process writing Strangers during the Smollett hoax, which I presume Gladwell believed, or would have insisted he believed, until the dam broke and everyone admitted it was a hoax.

    I wonder if Gladwell even had a quick chapter or sub-chapter on the Smollett case he wrote in early February 2019, while the consensus-from-above was that the attack was definitely genuine, and then scrapped after the hoax was confirmed by the police. Maybe not, but it would fit. I can see it in outline form: Beloved actor Jussie Smollett was sent a hateful, homophobic, racist letter in the mail. No one took it seriously. Then he was attacked by masked MAGA men. That shut up the skeptics. Another failure to communicate!

    The Strangers book is a series of anecdotes, the point of which I am not sure of, 170 of 350 pages in, but it starts with the 2015 case of Sandra Bland, a Black woman with $8,000 in outstanding debts and several petty criminal convictions, including shoplifting. She was in her late 20s as of 2015. She was the sassy kind, and had a Youtube channel in which she would complain about how bad Whites are and about Black oppression in America, or so is what I saw when I browsed one of her top videos.

    Skipping out on her court fines in Chicago, she moved on to Texas, apparently offered a job at a college. She’d just arrived in town, and probably wasn’t familiar with local speed traps, or etc., and police officer stopped her on a routine violation. After running her plates, the officer found she was wanted for these large, out-of-state, unpaid fines. He began the process of arresting her. She began to refuse to cooperate and fought back hard, argued, berated him, mocked him. Finally she was arrested, but not before getting her long argument with with a police officer recorded on dashboard cam.

    A local-police-blotter item, as Steve Sailer might say. But then she committed suicide in jail. Okay, but even with that dramatic turn, it’s still really a local story. There are many suicides every day. But this was 2015, the height of Black Lives Matter, so it became big news of the moment.

    Gladwell, writing (presumably) in 2018 and early 2019, pumps up the Sandra Bland case into a cosmic mystery of communication problems people have. He says he wants to solve these communication problems. Gladwell gives almost none of the above facts on Bland, and whitewashes the entirety of Bland’s persona (making Bland bland, as it were). He focuses on Bland and the cop’s verbal argument, including the idea, pushed by BLM at the time, that she was arrested for not putting out a cigarette when he ordered her to do so in the process of the arrest. She began yelling at him about the cigarette.

    If you’re reading this and hadn’t heard or don’t recall the Sandra Bland story, you’ve probably guessed anyway by now that the arresting cop was a white man. After her suicide and BLM pressure, presumably also Obama Justice Dept. pressure, the white police officer was threatened with jail himself for harassing Sandra Bland. He was fired, threatened with a perjury conviction about misrepresenting what happened during his harassment of Bland, and finally banned for life from being a police officer.

    Gladwell then goes into a long series of extended anecdotes of unclear-at-best relation of people who successfully deceived others, and keeps mentioning Bland. He tells the stories well, and they are worth reading, I guess, but I don’t get the point he’s driving at.

    Jussie Smollett pulled a straight-up hoax aiming sympathy and fame, and found a receptive audience. Sandra Bland was probably mentally unstable, ran off from unpaid court fines, and blamed white people for her own decisions. Though she didn’t pull a hoax outright, the political motivation for her decision to confront the cop and argue with him and berate him were similar.

    Bland’s seriously aggrieved attitude against America and its white people was probably worsened by the BLM movement of the time. In other words, it’s not unreasonable to propose that without BLM, Bland would not be dead. She was enraged, belligerent, and such a persecution complex, all of which BLM ramped up to 11. It would be nice if Gladwell would put his considerable talents to use examining the BLM movement critically, instead of pumping up one of its dubious martyrs as he does with Strangers.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    Bland's relatives refused to bail her out.
    , @anon
    I wonder if Gladwell talked to 10,000 strangers as part of the research for this book?
    , @ben tillman

    Someone gave me this latest Gladwell book to read. I think it remains on the active bestseller list, as of this week. From a footnote in the main text about the status of something “just as this book was going to press” which occurred in late April 2019, it’s likely he was writing in 2018 and the first months of 2019. Gladwell was, therefore, likely in the process writing Strangers during the Smollett hoax, which I presume Gladwell believed, or would have insisted he believed, until the dam broke and everyone admitted it was a hoax.
     
    Everyone but left-wing propaganda site Wikipedia.
    , @Hail
    I forced myself to finish Malcolm Gladwell's Talking to Strangers. I'll add a few updates, final impression, and a recommendation, here.

    Recommendation: If anyone's interested in reading Talking to Strangers, I'd recommend reading the Introduction ("Step out of the car!"; 13 pages), skipping the entire main contents of the book, and going directly to chapter twelve ("Sandra Bland;" 33 pages). That's the real "point of the book."

    You won't be missing much by skipping the rest of the book, which is a series of disjointed anecdotes. They are mostly not bad, and might be worth consuming piecemeal, especially if you're stuck in a cabin in a snowstorm; they are kind of like the human-interest stories I think Reader's Digest used to publish, though some are much darker than anything Reader's Digest ever would have put out (several of his anecdotes involve rape and are graphic). These anecdotes are well presented but simply said they don't have any relation to the main point of the book, to the extent there is a point. (I think there is a point here, but it's not what it bills itself to be ,about "how to talk to strangers;" I will bold what I think the point is below for TLDR).

    The introduction and the final chapter, both on the Bland case, are together 12 - 13% of the length of the book by my count, maybe 9,500 words (of the book's 75,000+). The middle 87% of the book, as I say, can be seen as filler, though it purports to be Gladwell's tireless, global quest to find answers to the cosmic mystery of why Sandra Bland was harassed by that white cop that day and arrested. Really the anecdotes, several to a chapter, are all over the place. I am surely not alone in seeing what Hitler at Munich (one of his anecdotes) has to do with Sandra Bland. (The one exception is chapter 11, which does set up the Bland chapter; chapter 11 is about police tactics. Alas it, too, is really not necessary to read, except maybe as a little independent essay.)

    By reading to the end, I also found more precisely when Gladwell was writing this. He mentions, at the end, that he wrote Talking to Strangers "over a span of three years," which means ca. April 2016 to late April 2019 (the latter his "going to press" time). He also specifically mentions that his father died in the middle of the research/interview period. Gladwell Sr. died in March 2017. So if he started the process in Q2 2016, the idea for the book probably dates earlier still, to the period roughly one, two, three years before mid-2016. The Sandra Bland case was a bit less than a year before he began work on it; and that is obviously the inspiration for the book, I think even explicitly so. A Michael Brown reference (Aug. 2014) coming in at the end seems to corroborate this suspicion.

    I stress the period when he was writing because I think I have a conclusion about Talking to Strangers that occurred to me only at the end, and which is worth stating very directly: It is a Black Lives Matter book. It was clearly inspired by BLM, and is pro-BLM. Though I don't think he mentions BLM specifically, he does essentially assume its premises, argue their arguments, and lionize their martyrs, and criticize their nemesis, namely White Police.

    I've glanced at some reviews and the negative ones seem to generally say, There is no point to this book, no real argument being made. A collection of extended anecdotes. I would agree, hence my advice to same time and skip the middle 87% of the book. But I think there is an argument, discernible by the latter part of the last chapter. Stripped of all the flourishes and his various asides and anecdotes, Gladwell's argument is: Reduce policing because it unfairly targets certain people. All the series of anecdotes, about a cast of villains or liars he profiles, and the thin (very thin) thread along which they are bound together, are an elaborate attempt at making a book-length argument about already-susceptible-readers to the Reduce Policing message.

    One more thing: During his treatment of the Bland case and some of his other anecdotes, iSteve commenter AnotherDad's two-word mantra sprung to my mind:

    Separate Nations.

    To the extent it is true that White people/police won't be able to "communicate" with Black people in general, which is what Gladwell strongly implies in the final chapter, then isn't an elegant solution, I mean at least theoretically, to have communities police themselves? Wouldn't that definitely reduce failures to communicate? This is a point made both ironically and seriously by the commenters here, among many others, regularly; there really is an easy and compelling argument for nationalism and separatism here.

    The 'Separate Nations' argument was begging to be made, or at least mentioned, by Gladwell, but he doesn't, though he does allude to it in the introductory chapter on the martyrdom of Sandra Bland, saying something like if only the white police officer had known Bland for years, he'd have just joked with her and she'd have joked back and they'd go on their way.

    The 'Separate Nations' argument was especially-low-hanging-fruit in the context of Gladwell's repeated use of the phrase "default to truth" (a phrase he often uses in the main section, which again I'd advise skipping and consuming later independently, chapter-by-chapter, one at a time, if you want; no need to read this book end-to-end at once). A universal "default to truth," it occurs to me, is really a NW-European default to truth; it is our cultural strategy, and we generally know nothing else. In other cultures, "default to truth" is only for the in-group, or kin-group.

    (Now imagine mixing the two strategies in one society; Now that is a large-scale "failure to communicate," and actually a more interesting one than most of the ones he presents: Communication mismatch between low-trust and high-trust peoples were not mentioned at all in the book. Gladwell just assumes, for the reader's sake, that everyone on Earth uses a NW-European-like Default to Truth strategy.)

    Going this direction would have been a much, much more courageous stand to take than what Gladwell has actually done here.

    Which reminds me of how Steve Sailer once described Gladwell's writing, something like this: Gladwell tiptoes to a profound but risky insight, peers over the cliff, motions for the reader to come over and have a look, then before the reader gets a good view, rushes back to safe ground, yanking the reader with him.

  47. Why is it so hard to find the name of the Milwaukee “suspect”? It’s been over 24 hours.

    They gave his age and the fact that he was fired. Someone at the plant should have spilled the beans by now. How many 51-year-old ex-workers can there be? Who’s timecard is missing?

    This goes beyond “If he was white, they’d have told us by now.”

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    The killer shot himself on the site. It's absolutely clear who he is, and it has been right from the end of his killing spree.
    , @Alden
    A few years ago, a NYC man killed and stabbed 5 people in Brooklyn. He went to a bus stop and stabbed. He went across the street to the bus stop and stabbed. He went down into the subway station and stabbed. No provocation or fight, not a robbery gone wrong.
    The subway video filmed him.

    Here was the description in the papers and on TV “man, height weight age, wearing black Nike’s with red swoosh, black pants, white sweatshirt, red padded vest, red baseball cap with white logo and missing tooth left side of jaw.”

    They even got the missing tooth but missed the race. Video clearly showed he was black.

    Ring video for the Harris murder, park video for the Majors murder Popeyes video for the Staggs attack. We all know why blacks Jews and liberals are so concerned about cameras everywhere and DNA.

    And I hope the front door ring alarm and video in the Harris murder will dissuade at least some of the POS misogynist White women haters from blaming Madison, her family, the city of Biloxi and the state of Mississippi for her murder instead of 3 Orcs.
  48. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    “My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.”

    No, you don’t.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Anti-semitism does not exist in America, and barely even exists anywhere on this planet. "Racism" against Brahmin Indians does not exist in America.

    When secular Jews and Brahmin Indians arrived in this country, the country had already been settled, conceived, entirely built, worked on, sweated over, and fought for many times over. Secular Jews and Brahmin Indians arrived in great ease and comfort into an already fully civilized, fully realized nation, to which they contributed nothing of substance, and for which they have made no sacrifices of any substance. These invaders and moochers have no moral claims whatsoever on the moral sympathies of the White Christian Europeans and Africans who actually built this place and everything in it. Jews and Indians should spend their entire lives on their knees, slobbering with gratitude that they are permitted to stay here.
  49. @Reg Cæsar
    Why is it so hard to find the name of the Milwaukee "suspect"? It's been over 24 hours.

    They gave his age and the fact that he was fired. Someone at the plant should have spilled the beans by now. How many 51-year-old ex-workers can there be? Who's timecard is missing?

    This goes beyond "If he was white, they'd have told us by now."

    The killer shot himself on the site. It’s absolutely clear who he is, and it has been right from the end of his killing spree.

    • Replies: @Hail

    It’s absolutely clear who he [Coors shooter] is
     
    Do you know something we don't, or do you mean in a general sense, like It's clear he was a disgruntled employee who hated his supervisor(, etc.)?
  50. @Hail
    (Largely-OT)

    Has Steve Sailer reviewed or otherwise commented on the latest Malcolm Gladwell book, Talking to Strangers (subtitled "What we should know about the people we don't know")?

    Following are some thoughts on Gladwell's Strangers, especially as related to Jussie Smollett, BLM, and post-BLM:

    Someone gave me this latest Gladwell book to read. I think it remains on the active bestseller list, as of this week. From a footnote in the main text about the status of something "just as this book was going to press" which occurred in late April 2019, it's likely he was writing in 2018 and the first months of 2019. Gladwell was, therefore, likely in the process writing Strangers during the Smollett hoax, which I presume Gladwell believed, or would have insisted he believed, until the dam broke and everyone admitted it was a hoax.

    I wonder if Gladwell even had a quick chapter or sub-chapter on the Smollett case he wrote in early February 2019, while the consensus-from-above was that the attack was definitely genuine, and then scrapped after the hoax was confirmed by the police. Maybe not, but it would fit. I can see it in outline form: Beloved actor Jussie Smollett was sent a hateful, homophobic, racist letter in the mail. No one took it seriously. Then he was attacked by masked MAGA men. That shut up the skeptics. Another failure to communicate!

    The Strangers book is a series of anecdotes, the point of which I am not sure of, 170 of 350 pages in, but it starts with the 2015 case of Sandra Bland, a Black woman with $8,000 in outstanding debts and several petty criminal convictions, including shoplifting. She was in her late 20s as of 2015. She was the sassy kind, and had a Youtube channel in which she would complain about how bad Whites are and about Black oppression in America, or so is what I saw when I browsed one of her top videos.

    Skipping out on her court fines in Chicago, she moved on to Texas, apparently offered a job at a college. She'd just arrived in town, and probably wasn't familiar with local speed traps, or etc., and police officer stopped her on a routine violation. After running her plates, the officer found she was wanted for these large, out-of-state, unpaid fines. He began the process of arresting her. She began to refuse to cooperate and fought back hard, argued, berated him, mocked him. Finally she was arrested, but not before getting her long argument with with a police officer recorded on dashboard cam.

    A local-police-blotter item, as Steve Sailer might say. But then she committed suicide in jail. Okay, but even with that dramatic turn, it's still really a local story. There are many suicides every day. But this was 2015, the height of Black Lives Matter, so it became big news of the moment.

    Gladwell, writing (presumably) in 2018 and early 2019, pumps up the Sandra Bland case into a cosmic mystery of communication problems people have. He says he wants to solve these communication problems. Gladwell gives almost none of the above facts on Bland, and whitewashes the entirety of Bland's persona (making Bland bland, as it were). He focuses on Bland and the cop's verbal argument, including the idea, pushed by BLM at the time, that she was arrested for not putting out a cigarette when he ordered her to do so in the process of the arrest. She began yelling at him about the cigarette.

    If you're reading this and hadn't heard or don't recall the Sandra Bland story, you've probably guessed anyway by now that the arresting cop was a white man. After her suicide and BLM pressure, presumably also Obama Justice Dept. pressure, the white police officer was threatened with jail himself for harassing Sandra Bland. He was fired, threatened with a perjury conviction about misrepresenting what happened during his harassment of Bland, and finally banned for life from being a police officer.

    Gladwell then goes into a long series of extended anecdotes of unclear-at-best relation of people who successfully deceived others, and keeps mentioning Bland. He tells the stories well, and they are worth reading, I guess, but I don't get the point he's driving at.

    Jussie Smollett pulled a straight-up hoax aiming sympathy and fame, and found a receptive audience. Sandra Bland was probably mentally unstable, ran off from unpaid court fines, and blamed white people for her own decisions. Though she didn't pull a hoax outright, the political motivation for her decision to confront the cop and argue with him and berate him were similar.

    Bland's seriously aggrieved attitude against America and its white people was probably worsened by the BLM movement of the time. In other words, it's not unreasonable to propose that without BLM, Bland would not be dead. She was enraged, belligerent, and such a persecution complex, all of which BLM ramped up to 11. It would be nice if Gladwell would put his considerable talents to use examining the BLM movement critically, instead of pumping up one of its dubious martyrs as he does with Strangers.

    Bland’s relatives refused to bail her out.

    • Thanks: Hail
  51. @Hibernian
    There's been a Federal civil rights conspiracy law and a Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department since the late '50s. Some or all of the cops who used their batons on Rodney King, or at least one of them, were charged and I believe convicted under that statute. It may have been one cop who was acquitted of State charges. This law is sometimes if not often a second bite of the apple for the prosecution and therefore, in those instances, dubious on double jeopardy grounds.

    This law is sometimes if not often a second bite of the apple for the prosecution and therefore, in those instances, dubious on double jeopardy grounds.

    It is settled law that the Constitution means whatever five of nine Supreme Court Justices (sic) say that it means.

    Full stop.

    If the Supreme Court, by a 5 of 9 majority rules that the First Amendment was not written to protect the rights of redheads and does not apply to them, then it does not apply to redheads. Now, we can argue that if one has “auburn” or “strawberry blonde” hair then one may not be a “redhead” as defined by law, that is arguable, but if you are clearly a “redhead” then the First Amendment does in fact not apply to you.

    The Supreme Court has ruled that just because you have been charged with, tried and acquitted of a crime under state law, then if the federal government charges you with a civil rights violation for that very same act, it does not constitute double jeopardy.

    Bill Clinton’s Justice Department, or indeed that of any subsequent Administration, could have had O.J. Simpson charged with violating the civil rights of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Had Mr. Simpson been brought before a federal jury in almost any venue imaginable, a conviction could have been obtained pretty easily, since federal petit (and grand) juries are nearly always composed of the most bovine and prosecution-friendly people imaginable. (That Mr. Simpson was pretty easily provably guilty was just incidentally helpful.) Simply charging Mr. Simpson would have meant the end of this law (the law itself was in the purview of Congress, the Supreme Court just upheld its use as not constituting double jeopardy) or had the Supreme Court, in the fashion of any Prophet, Revelator and Seer, not reversed itself there would have been a key impeachment or three. All hell would have broke loose, and rightly so.

    No conservative even suggested that this be done. Conservatives are useless, of course. Their role is to agree that liberals were altogether right up until some arbitrary time in the past. They are the dogs who love table scraps.

    I was heavily involved in “the white thing” when l’affaire Simpson occurred. The prevailing opinion was that Simpson murdering Nicole was a valuable object lesson and deterrent to would-be mudsharks, that she had it coming, but opinion was divided on Goldman for a variety of reasons. Most felt that it was unfortunate for him and thought OJ should suffer condign punishment for that, but others disagreed. A minority felt that although NBS was contemptible and had no sympathy for her per se, that Simpson was obviously an especially virulent danger to society vis-a-vis the ordinary negro and should be separated from society by any means necessary, and another minority figured that like a hound provoked to bite by mistreatment that’s just what such a critter did and he should just be left alone. All thought that the whole mess was instructive enough to the small minority of nonbovine thinking whites that in the end it would serve a purpose.

    Clearly, Simpson’s later imprisonment was a case of the system trying to even up the score, so to speak. I felt the system had its chance, it failed, and we should move on.

  52. @Hibernian

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
     
    Tiny Duck has found a new disguise.

    “My wife is Brahmin Indian…” As someone posted a few years ago, Tiny, your inflatable mannequin does NOT count as a partner–a’ la mode Bollywoodienne or whatever guise “she” may assume.

  53. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    The Alt-Right, let me think … that was a viral marketing campaign for Joker, wasn’t it?

  54. @Nicholas Stix
    "My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like."

    No, you don't.

    Anti-semitism does not exist in America, and barely even exists anywhere on this planet. “Racism” against Brahmin Indians does not exist in America.

    When secular Jews and Brahmin Indians arrived in this country, the country had already been settled, conceived, entirely built, worked on, sweated over, and fought for many times over. Secular Jews and Brahmin Indians arrived in great ease and comfort into an already fully civilized, fully realized nation, to which they contributed nothing of substance, and for which they have made no sacrifices of any substance. These invaders and moochers have no moral claims whatsoever on the moral sympathies of the White Christian Europeans and Africans who actually built this place and everything in it. Jews and Indians should spend their entire lives on their knees, slobbering with gratitude that they are permitted to stay here.

  55. @passive-aggressivist
    It's loons like this spamming the comments who are making iSteve an increasingly irritating read. SAD

    Why can’t they leave poor Jeffrey alone? Hasn’t Ghislaine suffered enough?

  56. @J.Ross
    Smullitt is so last year (as opposed to Till, who cannot be brought up enough). The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tv-has-a-new-kind-of-heroine-the-latina-genius-heres-why-it-matters/ar-BB10qszX

    I recommend nose job.

  57. @Anonymous
    Wait, Smollett whacked Till ?

    Didn’t you watch “Black to the Future”?

    > We must confront this hate.

    With all the Hate to confront daily, I’m feeling like Hitler on a multifront war.

    Now I’m supposed to root for Muslims in India. Oh God.

  58. George Galloway on Democracy dying in Plain Sight

    Assange extradition hearing is Damocles sword over journalists’ heads. But UK mainstream media participate in his crucifixion

    I’m not young but neither am I old. I can remember a time when it was possible to have some pride in British institutions. When being a judge meant something. When a bent cop or prison warden was not a commonplace. When politicians who lied — at least in parliament — were required not merely to immediately resign, but were then cast into a kind of purgatory for the rest of their lives [but what about Churchill?]. Now they become multi-millionaires, even sages who can summon the media on their whim and know that none of the hirelings with microphones at their feet will dream of referring to the unfortunate matter which caused their original defenestration.

    And in a way, it is towards them that I reserve my deepest contempt.

    The prosecution made perfectly clear that the mere possession by a newspaper or a broadcaster of the foreign state secrets published by Assange would itself be a crime under the US Espionage Act, and thus they themselves open to an extradition request from a foreign state. Though this statement was made in “open court,” virtually no msm journalist even reported it, never mind condemned it.

    How has this situation come about? Whatever happened to Woodward and Bernstein, to the Sunday Times devastating campaign against the Thalidomide scandal, the New York Times revelations of the Pentagon Papers? Where is the reporting about My Lai?

    The answer lies in the words of Francis Bacon four centuries ago, when he foretold of the impact of self-censorship: “the arrow that flies in the night” he called it. You don’t see it but it kills its quarry just the same.

    If Julian Assange is sent into the dungeons of America, free journalism, free speech and even democracy itself will have been murdered in plain sight. On the British mainstream media watch.

    Good work, Guardian of MiniTrue!

  59. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The killer shot himself on the site. It's absolutely clear who he is, and it has been right from the end of his killing spree.

    It’s absolutely clear who he [Coors shooter] is

    Do you know something we don’t, or do you mean in a general sense, like It’s clear he was a disgruntled employee who hated his supervisor(, etc.)?

    • Replies: @Hail
    A handful of people claiming inside info on Twitter, and who seem quite sure, are naming the Coors factory shooter as:

    Anthony Ferrill (or possibly Ferrell), a Black man. There is also a claim going around that he blamed his firing on Racism. (An article includes the words, "The racist white co-workers had hung a hangman noose.")

    Two pics have surfaced. In one, the alleged Coors shooter has a New York Yankees cap; in the other, a Boston Red Sox cap. Who knows how long these tweets will survive, but here are the pics:

    https://twitter.com/yamesyim/status/1232883488203866112

    https://twitter.com/MatthewKeysLive/status/1232854133545160705

    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    Yes, I was unclear -- I meant only in a general sense. The police didn't need to go looking for him, and there must have been many people on the scene who could have identified him.
  60. @Hail

    It’s absolutely clear who he [Coors shooter] is
     
    Do you know something we don't, or do you mean in a general sense, like It's clear he was a disgruntled employee who hated his supervisor(, etc.)?

    A handful of people claiming inside info on Twitter, and who seem quite sure, are naming the Coors factory shooter as:

    Anthony Ferrill (or possibly Ferrell), a Black man. There is also a claim going around that he blamed his firing on Racism. (An article includes the words, “The racist white co-workers had hung a hangman noose.”)

    Two pics have surfaced. In one, the alleged Coors shooter has a New York Yankees cap; in the other, a Boston Red Sox cap. Who knows how long these tweets will survive, but here are the pics:

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Alden
    When I read about a workplace shooting in Milwaukee I assumed it was a black man. The insurance company will have to pay workmen’s compensation for the deaths. And will raise the WCom rates enormously.
    , @Mr McKenna
    There's no longer any such thing as a violent crime by a black man which the MSM won't blame on white racism. We're actually getting to the point where you can replace the phrase "a violent crime" with the word "behavior".

    It's obvious, but also true that when black males are responsible for the violence--which is to say most of the time--the MSM will do its best to completely ignore the matter before resorting to the techniques described above.

    And the other favored method, employed here, is to leave the distinct impression that it was a white male who actually pulled the trigger. Literally? Figuratively? What's the difference any more.
  61. That’s all fine and good, but how does this work as a Federal crime? Is it like the Mann Act? Does a lynch mob have to drag someone across state lines before lynching them?

  62. @Hail
    A handful of people claiming inside info on Twitter, and who seem quite sure, are naming the Coors factory shooter as:

    Anthony Ferrill (or possibly Ferrell), a Black man. There is also a claim going around that he blamed his firing on Racism. (An article includes the words, "The racist white co-workers had hung a hangman noose.")

    Two pics have surfaced. In one, the alleged Coors shooter has a New York Yankees cap; in the other, a Boston Red Sox cap. Who knows how long these tweets will survive, but here are the pics:

    https://twitter.com/yamesyim/status/1232883488203866112

    https://twitter.com/MatthewKeysLive/status/1232854133545160705

    When I read about a workplace shooting in Milwaukee I assumed it was a black man. The insurance company will have to pay workmen’s compensation for the deaths. And will raise the WCom rates enormously.

  63. @JohnnyWalker123
    According to journalist Kirby Sommers, Vanity Fair was set to run a major story about Epstein.

    Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew killed the story.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222864362232336388

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222864774884659200

    By the way, Epstein got bailout money.

    https://twitter.com/GrubstakersPod/status/1153448019964170240

    Why doesn’t anybody who pals around with types like Clinton and prince Andrew wear a wire? The big Achilles heel of people like that is their public image. I would wear a wire 24/7.

    “Ok Andrew, we will run that article as we planned to. Oh and do you know where I can buy batteries for little microphones like this one on my tie? I go through so many because it’s always on. Oh goodness look at the time. “

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    How would that work? The reason Clinton had that conversation in the first place was the hierarchy. Establishment media goons want to lick shoes, that's what they've worked all their lives to be able to do. Who would you bring the recording to, Alex Jones?
  64. @Hypnotoad666
    I just read the whole dumb NYT article celebrating the "anti-lynching" bill to figure what turns a plain old murder into an extra bad "lynching."

    But no description, no legal definition, no nothing. Really lame reporting.

    It turns out the actual text of the bill consists of about twenty paragraphs of politically correct "findings" that go on and on about how bad "lynching" is. But in the end it looks like the bill has nothing to do with outlawing racially-motivated murder. Instead, all it does is create a new crime for an attempted conspiracy to violate civil rights. So the difference between the NYT's hype and the actual bill is pretty dramatic. Here's the operative text:

    SEC. 3. LYNCHING.

    (a) Offense.—Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    Ҥ 250. Lynching

    “Whoever conspires with another person to violate section 245, 247, or 249 of this title or section 901 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3631) shall be punished in the same manner as a completed violation of such section, except that if the maximum term of imprisonment for such completed violation is less than 10 years, the person may be imprisoned for not more than 10 years.”.

     

    Thanks for reading and explaining.

  65. @Hail

    It’s absolutely clear who he [Coors shooter] is
     
    Do you know something we don't, or do you mean in a general sense, like It's clear he was a disgruntled employee who hated his supervisor(, etc.)?

    Yes, I was unclear — I meant only in a general sense. The police didn’t need to go looking for him, and there must have been many people on the scene who could have identified him.

  66. anon[205] • Disclaimer says:

    That saved me a lot of work. I more or less inferred that not naming names in this situation was part of the war on noticing. I don’t know if they will be able to enforce it.

    Madison Harris made the national news because there was a ring video of the perps. Plus, instead of a home invasion/robbery gone bad, a relative opined that it was in response to the family/girl reporting a robbery two weeks earlier. The fact that the 5 perps were identified and charged and then the video raised the profile.

  67. Whites in this country are amazingly stupid.

  68. @Anon7
    Passage of a federal anti-lynching bill would make fake noose incidents federal crimes, and such incidents would be investigated by federal law enforcement, right?

    In all probability there was some interstate wire fraud involved at least in the coverup, if not in the planning of the “attack.”

  69. @J.Ross
    Smullitt is so last year (as opposed to Till, who cannot be brought up enough). The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tv-has-a-new-kind-of-heroine-the-latina-genius-heres-why-it-matters/ar-BB10qszX

    Wait for it… wait for it… ahh, here it is:

    Latinas, a vastly underrepresented group in both TV shows and movies… wildly talented students — geniuses, even — in ways Latinas haven’t been portrayed before.

    As recently as the mid-1990s, “The Bell Curve” argued that Black and Latino children were less intelligent than their white counterparts.

    That bias can be found in previous shows about child prodigies such as “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” and “Young Sheldon,” which center the adventures of very smart white boys, with few alternatives featuring Black and Latino characters.

    Growing up, I was used to being the only Latina in an AP class, the odd 14-year-old who dreamed of going away to college and the weird sixth-grader who asked her mom to buy a first-aid book because she wanted to start learning everything she would need to become a doctor. I relate strongly to these characters in ways I never thought I’d see on any screen.

    So the hypothesis here is that TV portrayal determines which group gets to claim genius status.

    The usual arc here is: Underrepresented group (URG) is smart enough to compete with YT in claiming accomplishment; URG is, in fact, equally smart; now we are finding that URG is smarter; wow, it looks like URG is ten times smarter!

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Per standard, actual historical brilliant Latinas like the Restoration-era fencing sisters, or that one chick who was something like Old Spain's poet laureate, will never be mentioned, let alone given their own feature. But completely fake forced-in plastic dolls will be the order of the day, because the real issue is nominalism. Hollywood is demonstrating its magic ability to create.
    , @anon
    As Jeb! reminds us . . . all illegals are valedictorians. And . . . natural Republicans.

    That is why California has such awesome school rankings and votes GOP every time ... oh ... wait
  70. @Anonymous
    Wait, Smollett whacked Till ?

    What, Till was whacked? Why? Did he know too much about the Clintons?

  71. @J.Ross
    Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    “It’s a tragedy that we import serial killers who rack up body counts in the thousands; but if the backlash causes us to quit importing serial killers, that would be a larger tragedy.”

  72. @JohnnyWalker123
    According to journalist Kirby Sommers, Vanity Fair was set to run a major story about Epstein.

    Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew killed the story.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222864362232336388

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1222864774884659200

    By the way, Epstein got bailout money.

    https://twitter.com/GrubstakersPod/status/1153448019964170240

    Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew killed the story

  73. @passive-aggressivist
    It's loons like this spamming the comments who are making iSteve an increasingly irritating read. SAD

    Agreed. It wouldn’t be bad if the “Commenters to ignore” worked correctly, but it seems to lose its settings after a few days.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Agreed. It wouldn’t be bad if the “Commenters to ignore” worked correctly, but it seems to lose its settings after a few days.
     
    I think it's because the setting is tied to your browser cookies. It's possible there is an automated setting in your browser that is expiring or deleting your cookies every few days.
  74. @Art Deco
    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a 'lynching' as the term is commonly used?

    Legal definition is illegal violence by a mob against someone–doesn’t have to be by hanging, or, by many legal statutes, doesn’t even have to cause death.

    Off topic: Till, unlike this girl or the white Fla. bartender. was a perp. He committed sexual assault.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    There's no good reason to believe he assaulted anyone, but it's a popular meme on these boards. (So's referring to the criminal history of the father he never met).

    He was abducted and beaten to death by a pair of louts. Ordinarily, local shopkeepers do not kidnap and murder random strangers, particularly juveniles. That's what made the story so odd and made it magazine fodder. That local jurors acquitted the perpetrators and then the cocky bastards bragged about their crimes to out-of-town reporters meant more unwanted attention from outsiders. It was enough to get them thoroughly shunned in the local area. Their business, which had a largely black clientele, imploded within six months. They then discovered that no one in town would rent land to them and they had to leave if they were to find a situation which would allow them to earn a living.

    All of that's quite grisly. It just isn't a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.
  75. It’s funny. Anti lynching laws were resisted for the same reason that many are against “hate crimes” : There already were/are laws against murder, assault, etc on the books. The new laws would be redundant and superfluous.

    South Carolina did pass state laws against lynching quite some time ago, and now many blacks are pissed about it. Why?

    Because most of the people arrested under the law are black.

    Read this. LOL.

    https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0112/South-Carolina-takes-aim-at-lynching-law-because-it-hurt-blacks

  76. And…. Justin Amash turns heel on the Gay World Order with is vote for lynching.

    Best timeline ever!

  77. @JohnnyWalker123
    Rachel Chandler owned MC2 modeling. She trafficked very young girls to Epstein. She also seems to have a lot of "friends" in high society, like the Clintons, Bloomberg, Eminem, Halle Berry, Weinstein, etc.

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1232772919090176001

    She has posted many pictures on her Instagram page. Many of these pictures are of very young children. Many of these children are in emotional distress or pain.

    In 2013, she posted this image on her Instagram page. Some believe that these security camera images from the underground dungeon of Epstein's Occult temple (on his private island).

    https://twitter.com/QBlueSkyQ/status/1108611847819849728

    While it's difficult to say where these security camera images are from, it's here's what's interesting about the above image.

    1. In the security camera's Channel 10, you see pictures of what appear to be young adolescents.
    2. Look at Channels 12, 15, and 16. Those Channels are from bedrooms. Why are their security cameras in bedrooms? Isn't that rather strange? Wasn't Epstein secretly videotaping his facilities (including bedrooms)?
    3. In Channel 11, there's someone who vaguely resembles Hillary Clinton.

    God I hate Q-tards.

    • Replies: @Joe Sweet

    God I hate Q-tards.
     
    Wow. Such devastating persuasion! Now I'm convinced that the psychopaths who rule us couldn't possibly be involved in trafficking children. Thanks for settling that issue!
  78. @J.Ross
    Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    Wow! Thanks for posting!

  79. A pestilent p***y was Jussie;
    A p***y putrescent and pussie.
    In the choosing of blokes
    For gay sex or a hoax,
    He was none too fastidjus or fussie.

  80. @AceDeuce
    Legal definition is illegal violence by a mob against someone--doesn't have to be by hanging, or, by many legal statutes, doesn't even have to cause death.

    Off topic: Till, unlike this girl or the white Fla. bartender. was a perp. He committed sexual assault.

    There’s no good reason to believe he assaulted anyone, but it’s a popular meme on these boards. (So’s referring to the criminal history of the father he never met).

    He was abducted and beaten to death by a pair of louts. Ordinarily, local shopkeepers do not kidnap and murder random strangers, particularly juveniles. That’s what made the story so odd and made it magazine fodder. That local jurors acquitted the perpetrators and then the cocky bastards bragged about their crimes to out-of-town reporters meant more unwanted attention from outsiders. It was enough to get them thoroughly shunned in the local area. Their business, which had a largely black clientele, imploded within six months. They then discovered that no one in town would rent land to them and they had to leave if they were to find a situation which would allow them to earn a living.

    All of that’s quite grisly. It just isn’t a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @anon
    It just isn’t a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.

    You're behind the times. The definition of "lynching" is whatever one or more black people say it is, and anyone who disagrees with such a constantly shifting definition is ipso facto a racist. Just ask anyone at the NY Times editorial desk.
    , @guest
    Public, witnesses, group of people going by whim in defiance of law...that could cover an awful lot of murders, you know. Somehow I doubt packs of wild black youfs beating people to death will *ever* be termed lynching.
    , @Aldon
    Do you think Islam is a religion of tolerance too?
    , @AceDeuce
    There's plenty of reason to "believe" Till assaulted Mrs. Bryant. His father, (who young Till met, since the father didn't go into the Army until Till was 2 years old,) was a criminal, before the Army and in the Army. Those are documented facts.

    There are various definitions of what lynchings are. Yours is typically wrong.
  81. @Hibernian

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
     
    Tiny Duck has found a new disguise.

    Otoh, Brahmin Indians do know a lot about racism, as in “I proudly look down on my neighbors.” So, chosen + brahmin = marriage made in racist heaven.

  82. No conservative even suggested that this be done.

    Because the use of federal law in such cases is illegitimate.

    To do so would have been criticized as a cynical stunt, and correctly so. If that’s how you meant it, fine. It’s justifiable on those grounds.

    But please make it clear. Otherwise you can sound like you believe in the law itself.

  83. anon[335] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    There's no good reason to believe he assaulted anyone, but it's a popular meme on these boards. (So's referring to the criminal history of the father he never met).

    He was abducted and beaten to death by a pair of louts. Ordinarily, local shopkeepers do not kidnap and murder random strangers, particularly juveniles. That's what made the story so odd and made it magazine fodder. That local jurors acquitted the perpetrators and then the cocky bastards bragged about their crimes to out-of-town reporters meant more unwanted attention from outsiders. It was enough to get them thoroughly shunned in the local area. Their business, which had a largely black clientele, imploded within six months. They then discovered that no one in town would rent land to them and they had to leave if they were to find a situation which would allow them to earn a living.

    All of that's quite grisly. It just isn't a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.

    It just isn’t a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.

    You’re behind the times. The definition of “lynching” is whatever one or more black people say it is, and anyone who disagrees with such a constantly shifting definition is ipso facto a racist. Just ask anyone at the NY Times editorial desk.

  84. @The Wild Geese Howard

    The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
     
    Which literally do not exist in the professional world.

    I've known a couple fairly intelligent black guys.

    The Latinas I ran across were smarter than a pet rock, maybe a German Shepard.

    The shows mentioned in the article could have at least picked some attractive Latina specimens. The best of them is a 6 on their best day.

    Parading ugliness, in opposition to truth/beauty, is central to the effort. Remember the recent Sailer series on architecture?

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    Good point.

    Here's one example of the, "new Latina hotness," done up for an event:

    http://www.celebzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/paulina-chavez-at-netflix-s-let-it-snow-premiere-in-los-angeles-5.jpg

    She's all yours, fellas.

  85. @Emblematic
    God I hate Q-tards.

    God I hate Q-tards.

    Wow. Such devastating persuasion! Now I’m convinced that the psychopaths who rule us couldn’t possibly be involved in trafficking children. Thanks for settling that issue!

  86. @J.Ross
    Smullitt is so last year (as opposed to Till, who cannot be brought up enough). The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tv-has-a-new-kind-of-heroine-the-latina-genius-heres-why-it-matters/ar-BB10qszX

    “Here’s why it matters…” is one of the oddest hook-phrases ever. Sounds like an invitation to the world’s boringest indoctrination session.

    • Replies: @dcthrowback
    a game I play on click-bait is to take those types of phrases and see if the exact opposite of it ("this doesn't matter in the least") is more apt. In this instance: Yup.
  87. What is the actual, base rationale for involving the feds in lynching? I mean, I know they’re involved in everything by now, but why this? Back in 1900, it wasn’t even a federal crime to murder the president.

    Black People Special, obviously. Though also obviously they’re not the only ones who get lynched. But why is it that blacks are always, always, always used as leverage to get power over local and state authority? Aren’t we sick of that rationale by now? Seriously, what does a brown or a yellow care?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    The reason was the connivance of local political elites and mobs. This isn't that difficult to understand. It's not a live issue anymore, but it was a century ago.
  88. @Art Deco
    There's no good reason to believe he assaulted anyone, but it's a popular meme on these boards. (So's referring to the criminal history of the father he never met).

    He was abducted and beaten to death by a pair of louts. Ordinarily, local shopkeepers do not kidnap and murder random strangers, particularly juveniles. That's what made the story so odd and made it magazine fodder. That local jurors acquitted the perpetrators and then the cocky bastards bragged about their crimes to out-of-town reporters meant more unwanted attention from outsiders. It was enough to get them thoroughly shunned in the local area. Their business, which had a largely black clientele, imploded within six months. They then discovered that no one in town would rent land to them and they had to leave if they were to find a situation which would allow them to earn a living.

    All of that's quite grisly. It just isn't a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.

    Public, witnesses, group of people going by whim in defiance of law…that could cover an awful lot of murders, you know. Somehow I doubt packs of wild black youfs beating people to death will *ever* be termed lynching.

    • Replies: @RSDB
    The essence of lynching, or "lynch law", is that it apes judicial punishment; it comes from a Judge Lynch in late colonial times.

    The term is not etymologically related to the career of a certain Sr. Guevara Lynch but it is an appropriate coincidence.
  89. When will Senator Kamala Harris introduce legislation making hate hoaxes a federal crime? It cannot be long because we know she is not a hypocrite and a fraud. 😉

  90. @petit bourgeois
    Lynching is already illegal under California Penal Code section 405a, but it is often misunderstood what lynching is.

    It's not the extrajudicial act of hanging people from trees. Lynching is merely taking someone from the custody of the constable by means of a riot.

    Most states already have these laws. Why does there need to be a federal law?

    Because this is a publicity stunt. Kamala thrives on the attention of her worthless, pandering bill.

    I would like to think the beginning of the end of Harris’ presidential bid was her quick support for Jussie. But I do miss her candidacy, she is such a shameless whore I assumed she was sharper than she is and would somehow snare the Democratic nomination and then lose in the most spectacular way to Trump.

    • Replies: @SMK
    Does Harris still believe that Jesse was the victim of an attempted "lynching" at 3AM on the coldest night of the year by white "racists" and Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats and carrying rope? If not, did she ever concede that he was lying or apologize for believing his ludicours and fantastically improbable allegations? Virtually all leftists of all races either believed or affected to believe that he was telling the truth until his hoax was exposed.

    And it's possible that Harris, Corey Booker, and someone just as radical and extreme and anti-white could be elected president in 2024, especially if Trump's second term is a debacle for whatever reasons.
  91. @bomag
    Wait for it... wait for it... ahh, here it is:

    Latinas, a vastly underrepresented group in both TV shows and movies... wildly talented students — geniuses, even — in ways Latinas haven't been portrayed before.

    As recently as the mid-1990s, "The Bell Curve" argued that Black and Latino children were less intelligent than their white counterparts.

    That bias can be found in previous shows about child prodigies such as "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "Dexter's Laboratory," "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "Young Sheldon," which center the adventures of very smart white boys, with few alternatives featuring Black and Latino characters.

    Growing up, I was used to being the only Latina in an AP class, the odd 14-year-old who dreamed of going away to college and the weird sixth-grader who asked her mom to buy a first-aid book because she wanted to start learning everything she would need to become a doctor. I relate strongly to these characters in ways I never thought I'd see on any screen.
     
    So the hypothesis here is that TV portrayal determines which group gets to claim genius status.

    The usual arc here is: Underrepresented group (URG) is smart enough to compete with YT in claiming accomplishment; URG is, in fact, equally smart; now we are finding that URG is smarter; wow, it looks like URG is ten times smarter!

    Per standard, actual historical brilliant Latinas like the Restoration-era fencing sisters, or that one chick who was something like Old Spain’s poet laureate, will never be mentioned, let alone given their own feature. But completely fake forced-in plastic dolls will be the order of the day, because the real issue is nominalism. Hollywood is demonstrating its magic ability to create.

  92. @Alan Mercer
    Parading ugliness, in opposition to truth/beauty, is central to the effort. Remember the recent Sailer series on architecture?

    Good point.

    Here’s one example of the, “new Latina hotness,” done up for an event:

    She’s all yours, fellas.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @the one they call Desanex
    She has Alfred E. Neuman syndrome in reverse (left eye higher than the right).
  93. @Paco Wové
    Agreed. It wouldn't be bad if the "Commenters to ignore" worked correctly, but it seems to lose its settings after a few days.

    Agreed. It wouldn’t be bad if the “Commenters to ignore” worked correctly, but it seems to lose its settings after a few days.

    I think it’s because the setting is tied to your browser cookies. It’s possible there is an automated setting in your browser that is expiring or deleting your cookies every few days.

  94. OK, so was lynching legal until yesterday? Damn!

  95. @Hail
    (Largely-OT)

    Has Steve Sailer reviewed or otherwise commented on the latest Malcolm Gladwell book, Talking to Strangers (subtitled "What we should know about the people we don't know")?

    Following are some thoughts on Gladwell's Strangers, especially as related to Jussie Smollett, BLM, and post-BLM:

    Someone gave me this latest Gladwell book to read. I think it remains on the active bestseller list, as of this week. From a footnote in the main text about the status of something "just as this book was going to press" which occurred in late April 2019, it's likely he was writing in 2018 and the first months of 2019. Gladwell was, therefore, likely in the process writing Strangers during the Smollett hoax, which I presume Gladwell believed, or would have insisted he believed, until the dam broke and everyone admitted it was a hoax.

    I wonder if Gladwell even had a quick chapter or sub-chapter on the Smollett case he wrote in early February 2019, while the consensus-from-above was that the attack was definitely genuine, and then scrapped after the hoax was confirmed by the police. Maybe not, but it would fit. I can see it in outline form: Beloved actor Jussie Smollett was sent a hateful, homophobic, racist letter in the mail. No one took it seriously. Then he was attacked by masked MAGA men. That shut up the skeptics. Another failure to communicate!

    The Strangers book is a series of anecdotes, the point of which I am not sure of, 170 of 350 pages in, but it starts with the 2015 case of Sandra Bland, a Black woman with $8,000 in outstanding debts and several petty criminal convictions, including shoplifting. She was in her late 20s as of 2015. She was the sassy kind, and had a Youtube channel in which she would complain about how bad Whites are and about Black oppression in America, or so is what I saw when I browsed one of her top videos.

    Skipping out on her court fines in Chicago, she moved on to Texas, apparently offered a job at a college. She'd just arrived in town, and probably wasn't familiar with local speed traps, or etc., and police officer stopped her on a routine violation. After running her plates, the officer found she was wanted for these large, out-of-state, unpaid fines. He began the process of arresting her. She began to refuse to cooperate and fought back hard, argued, berated him, mocked him. Finally she was arrested, but not before getting her long argument with with a police officer recorded on dashboard cam.

    A local-police-blotter item, as Steve Sailer might say. But then she committed suicide in jail. Okay, but even with that dramatic turn, it's still really a local story. There are many suicides every day. But this was 2015, the height of Black Lives Matter, so it became big news of the moment.

    Gladwell, writing (presumably) in 2018 and early 2019, pumps up the Sandra Bland case into a cosmic mystery of communication problems people have. He says he wants to solve these communication problems. Gladwell gives almost none of the above facts on Bland, and whitewashes the entirety of Bland's persona (making Bland bland, as it were). He focuses on Bland and the cop's verbal argument, including the idea, pushed by BLM at the time, that she was arrested for not putting out a cigarette when he ordered her to do so in the process of the arrest. She began yelling at him about the cigarette.

    If you're reading this and hadn't heard or don't recall the Sandra Bland story, you've probably guessed anyway by now that the arresting cop was a white man. After her suicide and BLM pressure, presumably also Obama Justice Dept. pressure, the white police officer was threatened with jail himself for harassing Sandra Bland. He was fired, threatened with a perjury conviction about misrepresenting what happened during his harassment of Bland, and finally banned for life from being a police officer.

    Gladwell then goes into a long series of extended anecdotes of unclear-at-best relation of people who successfully deceived others, and keeps mentioning Bland. He tells the stories well, and they are worth reading, I guess, but I don't get the point he's driving at.

    Jussie Smollett pulled a straight-up hoax aiming sympathy and fame, and found a receptive audience. Sandra Bland was probably mentally unstable, ran off from unpaid court fines, and blamed white people for her own decisions. Though she didn't pull a hoax outright, the political motivation for her decision to confront the cop and argue with him and berate him were similar.

    Bland's seriously aggrieved attitude against America and its white people was probably worsened by the BLM movement of the time. In other words, it's not unreasonable to propose that without BLM, Bland would not be dead. She was enraged, belligerent, and such a persecution complex, all of which BLM ramped up to 11. It would be nice if Gladwell would put his considerable talents to use examining the BLM movement critically, instead of pumping up one of its dubious martyrs as he does with Strangers.

    I wonder if Gladwell talked to 10,000 strangers as part of the research for this book?

    • LOL: Rob
  96. @Redneck farmer
    This hasn't been proposed because you'd still have blacks in prison in disproportionately high numbers.

    They wouldn’t be there for violating the white man’s laws.

    They’d be there for harming other black people, and the black community in general.

  97. @kihowi
    Why doesn't anybody who pals around with types like Clinton and prince Andrew wear a wire? The big Achilles heel of people like that is their public image. I would wear a wire 24/7.

    "Ok Andrew, we will run that article as we planned to. Oh and do you know where I can buy batteries for little microphones like this one on my tie? I go through so many because it's always on. Oh goodness look at the time. "

    How would that work? The reason Clinton had that conversation in the first place was the hierarchy. Establishment media goons want to lick shoes, that’s what they’ve worked all their lives to be able to do. Who would you bring the recording to, Alex Jones?

    • Agree: Hemid
  98. How old are the perps who gang-murdered that girl at Barnard College ?

  99. Will Tessa Major’s murder be counted as a lynching?

  100. @bomag
    Wait for it... wait for it... ahh, here it is:

    Latinas, a vastly underrepresented group in both TV shows and movies... wildly talented students — geniuses, even — in ways Latinas haven't been portrayed before.

    As recently as the mid-1990s, "The Bell Curve" argued that Black and Latino children were less intelligent than their white counterparts.

    That bias can be found in previous shows about child prodigies such as "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "Dexter's Laboratory," "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "Young Sheldon," which center the adventures of very smart white boys, with few alternatives featuring Black and Latino characters.

    Growing up, I was used to being the only Latina in an AP class, the odd 14-year-old who dreamed of going away to college and the weird sixth-grader who asked her mom to buy a first-aid book because she wanted to start learning everything she would need to become a doctor. I relate strongly to these characters in ways I never thought I'd see on any screen.
     
    So the hypothesis here is that TV portrayal determines which group gets to claim genius status.

    The usual arc here is: Underrepresented group (URG) is smart enough to compete with YT in claiming accomplishment; URG is, in fact, equally smart; now we are finding that URG is smarter; wow, it looks like URG is ten times smarter!

    As Jeb! reminds us . . . all illegals are valedictorians. And . . . natural Republicans.

    That is why California has such awesome school rankings and votes GOP every time … oh … wait

  101. @petit bourgeois
    Lynching is already illegal under California Penal Code section 405a, but it is often misunderstood what lynching is.

    It's not the extrajudicial act of hanging people from trees. Lynching is merely taking someone from the custody of the constable by means of a riot.

    Most states already have these laws. Why does there need to be a federal law?

    Because this is a publicity stunt. Kamala thrives on the attention of her worthless, pandering bill.

    “Why does there need to be a federal law?”

    There doesn’t. Wouldn’t it be great if Trump vetoed it those grounds?

  102. Hmmmm….I didn’t even know that lynching was still a thing. Boy am I embarrassed over here.

  103. @Art Deco
    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a 'lynching' as the term is commonly used?

    True, Till wasn’t “lynched.” The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII, he was shot to death after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man’s wife. Will Trump approve the act and condemn the “lynching” of Till and other blacks who aren’t famous and legendary? If so, will he be re-elected?

    If Trump is re-elected on Nov. 3 and Republicans take back the Congress, will they pass a Chistopher Newsom-Channon Christian anti-carjacking, abduction, gang rape, torture, mutilation, and murder act?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    True, Till wasn’t “lynched.” The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII,

    Irrelevant.


    he was shot to death

    He wasn't.


    after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man’s wife.

    Her testimony was of dubious value and that her husband was white is irrelevant. Only in crazyworld do you have a franchise to kidnap and murder an adolescent for being fresh with your wife. Well, some Unz denizens fancy crazyworld is a great place.
  104. @J.Ross
    Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    This is just monstrous. The sort of thing that makes you see where Schopenhauer was coming from.

  105. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    Cool it with the fake personas, Tiny. Bigoted whites like me have a hard time keeping track.

  106. @Hail
    A handful of people claiming inside info on Twitter, and who seem quite sure, are naming the Coors factory shooter as:

    Anthony Ferrill (or possibly Ferrell), a Black man. There is also a claim going around that he blamed his firing on Racism. (An article includes the words, "The racist white co-workers had hung a hangman noose.")

    Two pics have surfaced. In one, the alleged Coors shooter has a New York Yankees cap; in the other, a Boston Red Sox cap. Who knows how long these tweets will survive, but here are the pics:

    https://twitter.com/yamesyim/status/1232883488203866112

    https://twitter.com/MatthewKeysLive/status/1232854133545160705

    There’s no longer any such thing as a violent crime by a black man which the MSM won’t blame on white racism. We’re actually getting to the point where you can replace the phrase “a violent crime” with the word “behavior”.

    It’s obvious, but also true that when black males are responsible for the violence–which is to say most of the time–the MSM will do its best to completely ignore the matter before resorting to the techniques described above.

    And the other favored method, employed here, is to leave the distinct impression that it was a white male who actually pulled the trigger. Literally? Figuratively? What’s the difference any more.

  107. @KenH
    What can be expect from an idiocracy? This is a meaningless bill meant to shove up the butts of white America. I think it's been decades since someone was lynched.

    My only concern is if someone playing a prank by leaving a noose near a person of color if that constitutes "lynching" and therefore being charged with a federal hate crime. The devil is in the details.

    The sponsor of the bill, one Bobby Rush, is former black panther but he still hates white people. he's also senile and can barely speak in complete sentences.

    The sponsor of the bill, one Bobby Rush, is former black panther but he still hates white people. he’s also senile and can barely speak in complete sentences.

    Possible VP nominee spotted, should work well with Creepy Uncle Joe.

  108. I doubt mainstream public Jews would reject hate hoaxes (or talk them up as hoaxes), but there most be some who actually comprehend that Phantom Nazis are not real, but jihadists and black Israelites are very real, and anyway, “the enemy is whoever wants to get you killed.” Here Classic Abby found a way to spank flatseated Taylor Swift for, not quite a hate hoax, but a multimedia encouragememt of the same ideology.

  109. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Good point.

    Here's one example of the, "new Latina hotness," done up for an event:

    http://www.celebzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/paulina-chavez-at-netflix-s-let-it-snow-premiere-in-los-angeles-5.jpg

    She's all yours, fellas.

    She has Alfred E. Neuman syndrome in reverse (left eye higher than the right).

  110. @Reg Cæsar
    Why is it so hard to find the name of the Milwaukee "suspect"? It's been over 24 hours.

    They gave his age and the fact that he was fired. Someone at the plant should have spilled the beans by now. How many 51-year-old ex-workers can there be? Who's timecard is missing?

    This goes beyond "If he was white, they'd have told us by now."

    A few years ago, a NYC man killed and stabbed 5 people in Brooklyn. He went to a bus stop and stabbed. He went across the street to the bus stop and stabbed. He went down into the subway station and stabbed. No provocation or fight, not a robbery gone wrong.
    The subway video filmed him.

    Here was the description in the papers and on TV “man, height weight age, wearing black Nike’s with red swoosh, black pants, white sweatshirt, red padded vest, red baseball cap with white logo and missing tooth left side of jaw.”

    They even got the missing tooth but missed the race. Video clearly showed he was black.

    Ring video for the Harris murder, park video for the Majors murder Popeyes video for the Staggs attack. We all know why blacks Jews and liberals are so concerned about cameras everywhere and DNA.

    And I hope the front door ring alarm and video in the Harris murder will dissuade at least some of the POS misogynist White women haters from blaming Madison, her family, the city of Biloxi and the state of Mississippi for her murder instead of 3 Orcs.

  111. @Duke84
    Smollett entered a plea of I dindu nuffin.

    Nolo dinduo.

  112. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

    Are you Tiny Duck’s dad?

    • Replies: @anon
    More likely T.D. shuffling around in Daddy's shoes.
  113. @Mr. Grey
    I would like to think the beginning of the end of Harris' presidential bid was her quick support for Jussie. But I do miss her candidacy, she is such a shameless whore I assumed she was sharper than she is and would somehow snare the Democratic nomination and then lose in the most spectacular way to Trump.

    Does Harris still believe that Jesse was the victim of an attempted “lynching” at 3AM on the coldest night of the year by white “racists” and Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats and carrying rope? If not, did she ever concede that he was lying or apologize for believing his ludicours and fantastically improbable allegations? Virtually all leftists of all races either believed or affected to believe that he was telling the truth until his hoax was exposed.

    And it’s possible that Harris, Corey Booker, and someone just as radical and extreme and anti-white could be elected president in 2024, especially if Trump’s second term is a debacle for whatever reasons.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Reverse the races and--God forbid--the sexes, and Harris would be pursued to the ends of the Earth. By the media--among others--and they wouldn't relent until Harris was ruined or dead or preferably both. But back here in the 'real world' she gets a pass. She's one of many millions. Privilege.
  114. @International Jew
    Are you Tiny Duck's dad?

    More likely T.D. shuffling around in Daddy’s shoes.

  115. @Art Deco
    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a 'lynching' as the term is commonly used?

    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a ‘lynching’ as the term is commonly used?

    No, and I’ve done it many times myself, including right here on this blog.

  116. @Hail
    (Largely-OT)

    Has Steve Sailer reviewed or otherwise commented on the latest Malcolm Gladwell book, Talking to Strangers (subtitled "What we should know about the people we don't know")?

    Following are some thoughts on Gladwell's Strangers, especially as related to Jussie Smollett, BLM, and post-BLM:

    Someone gave me this latest Gladwell book to read. I think it remains on the active bestseller list, as of this week. From a footnote in the main text about the status of something "just as this book was going to press" which occurred in late April 2019, it's likely he was writing in 2018 and the first months of 2019. Gladwell was, therefore, likely in the process writing Strangers during the Smollett hoax, which I presume Gladwell believed, or would have insisted he believed, until the dam broke and everyone admitted it was a hoax.

    I wonder if Gladwell even had a quick chapter or sub-chapter on the Smollett case he wrote in early February 2019, while the consensus-from-above was that the attack was definitely genuine, and then scrapped after the hoax was confirmed by the police. Maybe not, but it would fit. I can see it in outline form: Beloved actor Jussie Smollett was sent a hateful, homophobic, racist letter in the mail. No one took it seriously. Then he was attacked by masked MAGA men. That shut up the skeptics. Another failure to communicate!

    The Strangers book is a series of anecdotes, the point of which I am not sure of, 170 of 350 pages in, but it starts with the 2015 case of Sandra Bland, a Black woman with $8,000 in outstanding debts and several petty criminal convictions, including shoplifting. She was in her late 20s as of 2015. She was the sassy kind, and had a Youtube channel in which she would complain about how bad Whites are and about Black oppression in America, or so is what I saw when I browsed one of her top videos.

    Skipping out on her court fines in Chicago, she moved on to Texas, apparently offered a job at a college. She'd just arrived in town, and probably wasn't familiar with local speed traps, or etc., and police officer stopped her on a routine violation. After running her plates, the officer found she was wanted for these large, out-of-state, unpaid fines. He began the process of arresting her. She began to refuse to cooperate and fought back hard, argued, berated him, mocked him. Finally she was arrested, but not before getting her long argument with with a police officer recorded on dashboard cam.

    A local-police-blotter item, as Steve Sailer might say. But then she committed suicide in jail. Okay, but even with that dramatic turn, it's still really a local story. There are many suicides every day. But this was 2015, the height of Black Lives Matter, so it became big news of the moment.

    Gladwell, writing (presumably) in 2018 and early 2019, pumps up the Sandra Bland case into a cosmic mystery of communication problems people have. He says he wants to solve these communication problems. Gladwell gives almost none of the above facts on Bland, and whitewashes the entirety of Bland's persona (making Bland bland, as it were). He focuses on Bland and the cop's verbal argument, including the idea, pushed by BLM at the time, that she was arrested for not putting out a cigarette when he ordered her to do so in the process of the arrest. She began yelling at him about the cigarette.

    If you're reading this and hadn't heard or don't recall the Sandra Bland story, you've probably guessed anyway by now that the arresting cop was a white man. After her suicide and BLM pressure, presumably also Obama Justice Dept. pressure, the white police officer was threatened with jail himself for harassing Sandra Bland. He was fired, threatened with a perjury conviction about misrepresenting what happened during his harassment of Bland, and finally banned for life from being a police officer.

    Gladwell then goes into a long series of extended anecdotes of unclear-at-best relation of people who successfully deceived others, and keeps mentioning Bland. He tells the stories well, and they are worth reading, I guess, but I don't get the point he's driving at.

    Jussie Smollett pulled a straight-up hoax aiming sympathy and fame, and found a receptive audience. Sandra Bland was probably mentally unstable, ran off from unpaid court fines, and blamed white people for her own decisions. Though she didn't pull a hoax outright, the political motivation for her decision to confront the cop and argue with him and berate him were similar.

    Bland's seriously aggrieved attitude against America and its white people was probably worsened by the BLM movement of the time. In other words, it's not unreasonable to propose that without BLM, Bland would not be dead. She was enraged, belligerent, and such a persecution complex, all of which BLM ramped up to 11. It would be nice if Gladwell would put his considerable talents to use examining the BLM movement critically, instead of pumping up one of its dubious martyrs as he does with Strangers.

    Someone gave me this latest Gladwell book to read. I think it remains on the active bestseller list, as of this week. From a footnote in the main text about the status of something “just as this book was going to press” which occurred in late April 2019, it’s likely he was writing in 2018 and the first months of 2019. Gladwell was, therefore, likely in the process writing Strangers during the Smollett hoax, which I presume Gladwell believed, or would have insisted he believed, until the dam broke and everyone admitted it was a hoax.

    Everyone but left-wing propaganda site Wikipedia.

  117. @guest
    "Here's why it matters..." is one of the oddest hook-phrases ever. Sounds like an invitation to the world's boringest indoctrination session.

    a game I play on click-bait is to take those types of phrases and see if the exact opposite of it (“this doesn’t matter in the least”) is more apt. In this instance: Yup.

  118. @KenH
    What can be expect from an idiocracy? This is a meaningless bill meant to shove up the butts of white America. I think it's been decades since someone was lynched.

    My only concern is if someone playing a prank by leaving a noose near a person of color if that constitutes "lynching" and therefore being charged with a federal hate crime. The devil is in the details.

    The sponsor of the bill, one Bobby Rush, is former black panther but he still hates white people. he's also senile and can barely speak in complete sentences.

    Rush as a Vietnam era draftee was assigned to an antiaircraft missile battery (soon to be transferred to the National Guard and not long after that disbanded) in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, not far from the U. of C. That wasn’t good enough for him because he had “a racist battery commander from Alabama,” so he deserted with one month left to go. This when many men were getting killed in Vietnam. They didn’t bother trying to find him. Somehow he got an honorable discharge. Perfect for a congressman.

  119. “Why do people say we hate America?”

    • Replies: @anon
    Tracy K. Smith

    https://www.pw.org/files/article_thumbs/h1500813.jpg
  120. @The Wild Geese Howard

    The new hotness is Wise Latinas, which totally matters.
     
    Which literally do not exist in the professional world.

    I've known a couple fairly intelligent black guys.

    The Latinas I ran across were smarter than a pet rock, maybe a German Shepard.

    The shows mentioned in the article could have at least picked some attractive Latina specimens. The best of them is a 6 on their best day.

    My Honduran stepdaughter is borderline genius.

    But then four of the daughters I had with my Dominican ex-wife got Bachellors, one a Masters, that one in Probability & Statistics. One graduated high school suma cum lauded, another magna cum laude, another eighth from the top. The other one did a year of sales after HS, became a missionary and has two beautiful kids.

    So yeah, Latinas can be very smart. At least mine.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Well after all, nothing says "genius" like, oh, getting a... bachelors degree, or --crikey!-- a MASTERS degree, in a subject involving MATH!! Without the words "Chicano" or "studies" even anywhere near it! And then the other little cucarachitas went and got --gasp!!-- high school diplomas??!? Wowee zowee. And I bet they're not even pregnant.

    Somebody notify the MacArthur Foundation. These kids are gonna be bending wrought-iron taco shells.... with their MINDS!! In Spanish, even!

    Better tell CalTech to man the gates. The armada of Latina geniuses is heading their way, in their gravity-defying nuclear hovercrafts, with obesity-adjustment controls included.

  121. @guest
    What is the actual, base rationale for involving the feds in lynching? I mean, I know they're involved in everything by now, but why this? Back in 1900, it wasn't even a federal crime to murder the president.

    Black People Special, obviously. Though also obviously they're not the only ones who get lynched. But why is it that blacks are always, always, always used as leverage to get power over local and state authority? Aren't we sick of that rationale by now? Seriously, what does a brown or a yellow care?

    The reason was the connivance of local political elites and mobs. This isn’t that difficult to understand. It’s not a live issue anymore, but it was a century ago.

  122. @SMK
    True, Till wasn't "lynched." The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII, he was shot to death after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man's wife. Will Trump approve the act and condemn the "lynching" of Till and other blacks who aren't famous and legendary? If so, will he be re-elected?

    If Trump is re-elected on Nov. 3 and Republicans take back the Congress, will they pass a Chistopher Newsom-Channon Christian anti-carjacking, abduction, gang rape, torture, mutilation, and murder act?

    True, Till wasn’t “lynched.” The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII,

    Irrelevant.

    he was shot to death

    He wasn’t.

    after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man’s wife.

    Her testimony was of dubious value and that her husband was white is irrelevant. Only in crazyworld do you have a franchise to kidnap and murder an adolescent for being fresh with your wife. Well, some Unz denizens fancy crazyworld is a great place.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Only in crazyworld do you have a franchise to kidnap and murder an adolescent for being fresh with your wife.
     
    What a bizarre assertion, which--by the way--no one but you has made.
    , @Anonymous
    Till’s killing was a disproportionate response even by the standards of the time and place. He had a good whipping coming, not a killing. But he was a snot faced punk and we are tired of hearing the lamentations for the little son of a bitch. As long as the Carr brothers walk the earth I will never fail to challenge the narrative on Till.
    , @SMK
    That his father was a rapist (and who knows how many other rapes and other criimes he committed) is relevant. He impregnated his mother and gave Emmit his genes: almost surely a low IQ, high-levels of testosterone, and a resultant prepensity for violence and criminality, salaciousness, predation. The son's of stereotypical criminals, especially blacks, usually grow up to be stereotypical criminals themselves. The sons of men who commit rape and/or murder often commit rape and/murder themselves.

    He was shot to death after being abducted and beaten and tortured. A vicious, brutal, sadistic crime -for which the two men should have been exectued or sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole- but a heinous act that occurred 65-years ago! How many whites have been murdered by blacks since then, and how many were victims of murders as bad or worse than the murder of Emmit Till. And how many murders of blacks by whites since lynching was eradicated have been as bad or worse than the abduction and beating and torture of Emmit Till? Can you name one such atrocity?

    That why, 65-years later, Till's murder is still exploited by blacks and white leftists to instill guilt and self-hatred in whites and preclude and weaken their racial solidarity; to provoke black hatred of whites which often results in violence, including rapes and murders, and to pass a bill, sponsored by Bobby Rush, a white-hating ex-black panther, to combat the "lynching" of blacks by whites when blacks are 30-times more likely to murder whites than vice-versa and white violence against blacks, such as lynching and the murder of Emmit Till, is non-existent, entirely imaginary, to quote James Fulford at vdare.com.

    Even in the deep South during Jim Crow, no whites committed an atrocity and outrage against black men and especiallly women that rivals the Witchita massacre and even more so the Knoxville horror in its nauseating and unspeakable brutality, sadism, and degeneracy.
    dare.com.
  123. @J.Ross
    "Why do people say we hate America?"
    https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/1233117320609959938

    Tracy K. Smith

  124. @Trutherator
    My Honduran stepdaughter is borderline genius.

    But then four of the daughters I had with my Dominican ex-wife got Bachellors, one a Masters, that one in Probability & Statistics. One graduated high school suma cum lauded, another magna cum laude, another eighth from the top. The other one did a year of sales after HS, became a missionary and has two beautiful kids.

    So yeah, Latinas can be very smart. At least mine.

    Well after all, nothing says “genius” like, oh, getting a… bachelors degree, or –crikey!– a MASTERS degree, in a subject involving MATH!! Without the words “Chicano” or “studies” even anywhere near it! And then the other little cucarachitas went and got –gasp!!– high school diplomas??!? Wowee zowee. And I bet they’re not even pregnant.

    Somebody notify the MacArthur Foundation. These kids are gonna be bending wrought-iron taco shells…. with their MINDS!! In Spanish, even!

    Better tell CalTech to man the gates. The armada of Latina geniuses is heading their way, in their gravity-defying nuclear hovercrafts, with obesity-adjustment controls included.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    The number of errors in his brief post leads me to suspect he's having us on..

    At any rate I daresay Caltech is probably safe for the time being.

  125. @davosbane
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/advice/help-my-husband-is-proud-his-dna-test-doesnt-show-“any-black”-in-him/ar-BB10mo8d?ocid=spartanntp

    Off topic but too I-Stevey not to post. Sometimes I think these MSN articles are just deep satires but left wing females really are this nuts.

    We live in the age of Poe’s Law.

  126. Corona-Chan does not care about lynching legislation!

  127. @SMK
    Does Harris still believe that Jesse was the victim of an attempted "lynching" at 3AM on the coldest night of the year by white "racists" and Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats and carrying rope? If not, did she ever concede that he was lying or apologize for believing his ludicours and fantastically improbable allegations? Virtually all leftists of all races either believed or affected to believe that he was telling the truth until his hoax was exposed.

    And it's possible that Harris, Corey Booker, and someone just as radical and extreme and anti-white could be elected president in 2024, especially if Trump's second term is a debacle for whatever reasons.

    Reverse the races and–God forbid–the sexes, and Harris would be pursued to the ends of the Earth. By the media–among others–and they wouldn’t relent until Harris was ruined or dead or preferably both. But back here in the ‘real world’ she gets a pass. She’s one of many millions. Privilege.

  128. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Well after all, nothing says "genius" like, oh, getting a... bachelors degree, or --crikey!-- a MASTERS degree, in a subject involving MATH!! Without the words "Chicano" or "studies" even anywhere near it! And then the other little cucarachitas went and got --gasp!!-- high school diplomas??!? Wowee zowee. And I bet they're not even pregnant.

    Somebody notify the MacArthur Foundation. These kids are gonna be bending wrought-iron taco shells.... with their MINDS!! In Spanish, even!

    Better tell CalTech to man the gates. The armada of Latina geniuses is heading their way, in their gravity-defying nuclear hovercrafts, with obesity-adjustment controls included.

    The number of errors in his brief post leads me to suspect he’s having us on..

    At any rate I daresay Caltech is probably safe for the time being.

  129. @Art Deco
    True, Till wasn’t “lynched.” The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII,

    Irrelevant.


    he was shot to death

    He wasn't.


    after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man’s wife.

    Her testimony was of dubious value and that her husband was white is irrelevant. Only in crazyworld do you have a franchise to kidnap and murder an adolescent for being fresh with your wife. Well, some Unz denizens fancy crazyworld is a great place.

    Only in crazyworld do you have a franchise to kidnap and murder an adolescent for being fresh with your wife.

    What a bizarre assertion, which–by the way–no one but you has made.

  130. Lynching is a crime in every state and territory of the F.U.S.A., because, inter alia kidnapping, battery, and murder are.

    By the asinine reasoning of these idiots, other travesties include a lack of federal legislation explicitly making it a crime to stab anyone in the eyes with a pencil, to beat another’s genitals with a ball peen hammer, or to lower a person into a vat of ravenous sharks who then eat that person. (Get cracking, Woke Congress!)

    Peak clown world.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Right, so you have to look at the law and see what it actually captures. "Depriving someone of their civil rights" has long been a Federal crime even though it overlaps with state law murder. All the new anti-lynching law says is that CONSPIRING to deprive someone of their civil rights is punished the same way as if you had actually completed the crime.

    This is stupid in that generally speaking we treat attempted crimes less severely than completed crimes, for good reason. There is a big difference between ACTUALLY killing a teenage boy for being an uppity Negro to your wife and you and Bobby Joe and the Federal informant getting drunk at the tap room and TALKING about killing yourself a Negro. Except now, legally speaking, there won't be.

    Now is this going to capture people who are really effective and do what they say they are going to do? Nowadays, there aren't really many Bobby Joes left (effective or ineffective) who talk that way except in the imagination of liberals. No, it's going to wind up trapping loud mouth fools of various colors who are more talk than action. It's going to capture Jussie Smollett type idiots (did he conspire to deprive HIMSELF of his civil rights)? It's going to capture Muslim teens who chat online, etc. Various basically harmless but stupid people are going to end up doing hard time for just being loudmouths.

    It also perverts the incentives - if the conspiracy is punished the same as the actual crime, then you might as well go thru with the crime. If the co-conspirators are punished the same as the actors, then why stay in the car - grab yourself a baseball bat too. Etc. In for a dime, in for a dollar.

  131. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail
    (Largely-OT)

    Has Steve Sailer reviewed or otherwise commented on the latest Malcolm Gladwell book, Talking to Strangers (subtitled "What we should know about the people we don't know")?

    Following are some thoughts on Gladwell's Strangers, especially as related to Jussie Smollett, BLM, and post-BLM:

    Someone gave me this latest Gladwell book to read. I think it remains on the active bestseller list, as of this week. From a footnote in the main text about the status of something "just as this book was going to press" which occurred in late April 2019, it's likely he was writing in 2018 and the first months of 2019. Gladwell was, therefore, likely in the process writing Strangers during the Smollett hoax, which I presume Gladwell believed, or would have insisted he believed, until the dam broke and everyone admitted it was a hoax.

    I wonder if Gladwell even had a quick chapter or sub-chapter on the Smollett case he wrote in early February 2019, while the consensus-from-above was that the attack was definitely genuine, and then scrapped after the hoax was confirmed by the police. Maybe not, but it would fit. I can see it in outline form: Beloved actor Jussie Smollett was sent a hateful, homophobic, racist letter in the mail. No one took it seriously. Then he was attacked by masked MAGA men. That shut up the skeptics. Another failure to communicate!

    The Strangers book is a series of anecdotes, the point of which I am not sure of, 170 of 350 pages in, but it starts with the 2015 case of Sandra Bland, a Black woman with $8,000 in outstanding debts and several petty criminal convictions, including shoplifting. She was in her late 20s as of 2015. She was the sassy kind, and had a Youtube channel in which she would complain about how bad Whites are and about Black oppression in America, or so is what I saw when I browsed one of her top videos.

    Skipping out on her court fines in Chicago, she moved on to Texas, apparently offered a job at a college. She'd just arrived in town, and probably wasn't familiar with local speed traps, or etc., and police officer stopped her on a routine violation. After running her plates, the officer found she was wanted for these large, out-of-state, unpaid fines. He began the process of arresting her. She began to refuse to cooperate and fought back hard, argued, berated him, mocked him. Finally she was arrested, but not before getting her long argument with with a police officer recorded on dashboard cam.

    A local-police-blotter item, as Steve Sailer might say. But then she committed suicide in jail. Okay, but even with that dramatic turn, it's still really a local story. There are many suicides every day. But this was 2015, the height of Black Lives Matter, so it became big news of the moment.

    Gladwell, writing (presumably) in 2018 and early 2019, pumps up the Sandra Bland case into a cosmic mystery of communication problems people have. He says he wants to solve these communication problems. Gladwell gives almost none of the above facts on Bland, and whitewashes the entirety of Bland's persona (making Bland bland, as it were). He focuses on Bland and the cop's verbal argument, including the idea, pushed by BLM at the time, that she was arrested for not putting out a cigarette when he ordered her to do so in the process of the arrest. She began yelling at him about the cigarette.

    If you're reading this and hadn't heard or don't recall the Sandra Bland story, you've probably guessed anyway by now that the arresting cop was a white man. After her suicide and BLM pressure, presumably also Obama Justice Dept. pressure, the white police officer was threatened with jail himself for harassing Sandra Bland. He was fired, threatened with a perjury conviction about misrepresenting what happened during his harassment of Bland, and finally banned for life from being a police officer.

    Gladwell then goes into a long series of extended anecdotes of unclear-at-best relation of people who successfully deceived others, and keeps mentioning Bland. He tells the stories well, and they are worth reading, I guess, but I don't get the point he's driving at.

    Jussie Smollett pulled a straight-up hoax aiming sympathy and fame, and found a receptive audience. Sandra Bland was probably mentally unstable, ran off from unpaid court fines, and blamed white people for her own decisions. Though she didn't pull a hoax outright, the political motivation for her decision to confront the cop and argue with him and berate him were similar.

    Bland's seriously aggrieved attitude against America and its white people was probably worsened by the BLM movement of the time. In other words, it's not unreasonable to propose that without BLM, Bland would not be dead. She was enraged, belligerent, and such a persecution complex, all of which BLM ramped up to 11. It would be nice if Gladwell would put his considerable talents to use examining the BLM movement critically, instead of pumping up one of its dubious martyrs as he does with Strangers.

    I forced myself to finish Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers. I’ll add a few updates, final impression, and a recommendation, here.

    Recommendation: If anyone’s interested in reading Talking to Strangers, I’d recommend reading the Introduction (“Step out of the car!”; 13 pages), skipping the entire main contents of the book, and going directly to chapter twelve (“Sandra Bland;” 33 pages). That’s the real “point of the book.”

    You won’t be missing much by skipping the rest of the book, which is a series of disjointed anecdotes. They are mostly not bad, and might be worth consuming piecemeal, especially if you’re stuck in a cabin in a snowstorm; they are kind of like the human-interest stories I think Reader’s Digest used to publish, though some are much darker than anything Reader’s Digest ever would have put out (several of his anecdotes involve rape and are graphic). These anecdotes are well presented but simply said they don’t have any relation to the main point of the book, to the extent there is a point. (I think there is a point here, but it’s not what it bills itself to be ,about “how to talk to strangers;” I will bold what I think the point is below for TLDR).

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    The introduction and the final chapter, both on the Bland case, are together 12 – 13% of the length of the book by my count, maybe 9,500 words (of the book’s 75,000+). The middle 87% of the book, as I say, can be seen as filler, though it purports to be Gladwell’s tireless, global quest to find answers to the cosmic mystery of why Sandra Bland was harassed by that white cop that day and arrested. Really the anecdotes, several to a chapter, are all over the place. I am surely not alone in seeing what Hitler at Munich (one of his anecdotes) has to do with Sandra Bland. (The one exception is chapter 11, which does set up the Bland chapter; chapter 11 is about police tactics. Alas it, too, is really not necessary to read, except maybe as a little independent essay.)

    By reading to the end, I also found more precisely when Gladwell was writing this. He mentions, at the end, that he wrote Talking to Strangers “over a span of three years,” which means ca. April 2016 to late April 2019 (the latter his “going to press” time). He also specifically mentions that his father died in the middle of the research/interview period. Gladwell Sr. died in March 2017. So if he started the process in Q2 2016, the idea for the book probably dates earlier still, to the period roughly one, two, three years before mid-2016. The Sandra Bland case was a bit less than a year before he began work on it; and that is obviously the inspiration for the book, I think even explicitly so. A Michael Brown reference (Aug. 2014) coming in at the end seems to corroborate this suspicion.

    I stress the period when he was writing because I think I have a conclusion about Talking to Strangers that occurred to me only at the end, and which is worth stating very directly: It is a Black Lives Matter book. It was clearly inspired by BLM, and is pro-BLM. Though I don’t think he mentions BLM specifically, he does essentially assume its premises, argue their arguments, and lionize their martyrs, and criticize their nemesis, namely White Police.

    I’ve glanced at some reviews and the negative ones seem to generally say, There is no point to this book, no real argument being made. A collection of extended anecdotes. I would agree, hence my advice to same time and skip the middle 87% of the book. But I think there is an argument, discernible by the latter part of the last chapter. Stripped of all the flourishes and his various asides and anecdotes, Gladwell’s argument is: Reduce policing because it unfairly targets certain people. All the series of anecdotes, about a cast of villains or liars he profiles, and the thin (very thin) thread along which they are bound together, are an elaborate attempt at making a book-length argument about already-susceptible-readers to the Reduce Policing message.

    One more thing: During his treatment of the Bland case and some of his other anecdotes, iSteve commenter AnotherDad’s two-word mantra sprung to my mind:

    Separate Nations.

    To the extent it is true that White people/police won’t be able to “communicate” with Black people in general, which is what Gladwell strongly implies in the final chapter, then isn’t an elegant solution, I mean at least theoretically, to have communities police themselves? Wouldn’t that definitely reduce failures to communicate? This is a point made both ironically and seriously by the commenters here, among many others, regularly; there really is an easy and compelling argument for nationalism and separatism here.

    The ‘Separate Nations’ argument was begging to be made, or at least mentioned, by Gladwell, but he doesn’t, though he does allude to it in the introductory chapter on the martyrdom of Sandra Bland, saying something like if only the white police officer had known Bland for years, he’d have just joked with her and she’d have joked back and they’d go on their way.

    The ‘Separate Nations’ argument was especially-low-hanging-fruit in the context of Gladwell’s repeated use of the phrase “default to truth” (a phrase he often uses in the main section, which again I’d advise skipping and consuming later independently, chapter-by-chapter, one at a time, if you want; no need to read this book end-to-end at once). A universal “default to truth,” it occurs to me, is really a NW-European default to truth; it is our cultural strategy, and we generally know nothing else. In other cultures, “default to truth” is only for the in-group, or kin-group.

    (Now imagine mixing the two strategies in one society; Now that is a large-scale “failure to communicate,” and actually a more interesting one than most of the ones he presents: Communication mismatch between low-trust and high-trust peoples were not mentioned at all in the book. Gladwell just assumes, for the reader’s sake, that everyone on Earth uses a NW-European-like Default to Truth strategy.)

    Going this direction would have been a much, much more courageous stand to take than what Gladwell has actually done here.

    Which reminds me of how Steve Sailer once described Gladwell’s writing, something like this: Gladwell tiptoes to a profound but risky insight, peers over the cliff, motions for the reader to come over and have a look, then before the reader gets a good view, rushes back to safe ground, yanking the reader with him.

  132. Maybe we could just exhume the corpses of Emmett Till’s killers, hang them and then mutilate the skeleton. It might be a problem if some were cremated. If they were, we could just take it out on their descendants.

  133. @allahu akbar
    You know what would be a really interesting law?

    A law against SELF HATE crimes!

    What I mean is, instead of punishing someone more severely for harming someone different than them, punish people for harming "their own kind."

    IE a black person gets a stronger sentence for harming another black person than they would for harming a white one. You could still have "appropriate" levels of punishment for black on white crime, but you'd really crack down on "familial" or "community" violence.

    I am actually surprised no one has proposed this before. Kind of a federalized form of community justice.

    A law against SELF HATE crimes!

    Imagine how many self-hating White would be in trouble!

  134. @Art Deco
    Is it a quibble to point out that nothing that happened to Till constitutes a 'lynching' as the term is commonly used?

    Till was not lynched , and it is important we correct the misconception.

  135. @Autochthon
    Lynching is a crime in every state and territory of the F.U.S.A., because, inter alia kidnapping, battery, and murder are.

    By the asinine reasoning of these idiots, other travesties include a lack of federal legislation explicitly making it a crime to stab anyone in the eyes with a pencil, to beat another's genitals with a ball peen hammer, or to lower a person into a vat of ravenous sharks who then eat that person. (Get cracking, Woke Congress!)

    Peak clown world.

    Right, so you have to look at the law and see what it actually captures. “Depriving someone of their civil rights” has long been a Federal crime even though it overlaps with state law murder. All the new anti-lynching law says is that CONSPIRING to deprive someone of their civil rights is punished the same way as if you had actually completed the crime.

    This is stupid in that generally speaking we treat attempted crimes less severely than completed crimes, for good reason. There is a big difference between ACTUALLY killing a teenage boy for being an uppity Negro to your wife and you and Bobby Joe and the Federal informant getting drunk at the tap room and TALKING about killing yourself a Negro. Except now, legally speaking, there won’t be.

    Now is this going to capture people who are really effective and do what they say they are going to do? Nowadays, there aren’t really many Bobby Joes left (effective or ineffective) who talk that way except in the imagination of liberals. No, it’s going to wind up trapping loud mouth fools of various colors who are more talk than action. It’s going to capture Jussie Smollett type idiots (did he conspire to deprive HIMSELF of his civil rights)? It’s going to capture Muslim teens who chat online, etc. Various basically harmless but stupid people are going to end up doing hard time for just being loudmouths.

    It also perverts the incentives – if the conspiracy is punished the same as the actual crime, then you might as well go thru with the crime. If the co-conspirators are punished the same as the actors, then why stay in the car – grab yourself a baseball bat too. Etc. In for a dime, in for a dollar.

    • Replies: @Hibernian

    It’s going to capture Jussie Smollett type idiots (did he conspire to deprive HIMSELF of his civil rights)?
     
    If the Feds were to charge him with that it might be a good way around the double jeopardy claim his lawyers are raising. It would take advantage of the loony "separate sovereigns" exception to double jeopardy.
  136. @J.Ross
    Nigerian man gained entry to the homes of elderly shut-ins posing as a maintenance tech and murdered possibly as many as a thousand. Near total media silence. Legislators pass a ban on lynching which mentions Emmett Till and FBI announces a crackdown on Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. Canadian authorities affirm that the real danger is PHANTOM NAZIS as First Nations and environmentalists threaten the economy of a province by attacking vital rail lines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8047403/Serial-killer-illegal-immigrant-tied-THOUSAND-unexplained-deaths-indicted-murders.html

    http://skdb.fgcu.edu/public/Serial%20Killer%20Statistics%2023NOV2015.pdf

    https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/serialmurder-pathwaysforinvestigations.pdf/

    Negroes are the most reprrsentef race in serial killing within America. This is something at odds with the MSM and Hollywood.

  137. From the article:

    Bryan Stevenson, a civil rights lawyer and the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, said that the terror drove millions of black people to flee the South, drastically altering the demographic geography of the United States.

    No one is ever going to write a lynching-was-bad-but-not-that-bad book, so the idea that lynching drove the Great Migration is probably going to become received wisdom, just like every bad outcome for black people since the New Deal is now officially the fault of redlining.

    Murder is typically prosecuted at the state or local level, but the House and Senate bills would make lynching a federal crime. It fits a longstanding pattern: Civil rights legislation has often been passed at the federal level after individual states did not act. (emphasis added)

    Racially motivated killings have continued to occur in the United States since the end of the Jim Crow era. High-profile cases include those of James Byrd Jr., a black man who was brutally murdered by three white men in Texas in 1998, and the nine black parishioners who were killed in a church massacre in South Carolina in 2015.

    All three of Byrd’s killers were convicted. Two were executed and one is serving a life term. And Obama signed a hate crimes act named for Byrd (and Matthew Shephard) in 2009. Dylan Roof was sentenced to 9 life terms without parole.

    So the article implicitly admits that this legislation is completely unnecessary, but cheers for it anyway. That’s the beauty of owning the megaphone; you don’t even have to try to make sense.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  138. @J Adelman
    Donald Trump’s election in November of 2016 was associated with a statistically significant surge in reported hate crimes across the United States, even when controlling for alternative explanations.
    But, it's not gonna last longer.

    The demise of the Alt Right is gonna accelerate.

    This Fascist will lose the election this year.
    Sanders will make our country great for every Person of Color, women and poor people.
    So, my fellow Bigoted White people , your time is about to end.

    You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time. Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends. Our ankles survive. You do not.

    My wife is Brahmin Indian and I am a Secular Jew who was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and we know from close what Racism and Antisemitism looks like.
    So, Please don't start calling me a "Privileged Kid".

  139. @RichardTaylor
    It makes no difference to these people that the crime was faked. This is my beef with guys like Charles Murray (and Jared Taylor) - they seem to think they are dealing with honest people on the other side with whom they have a gentleman's disagreement.

    They mentally live in a world in which everything is a drawing room discussion in some country club. And frankly, they'd rather not be touched by the rabble. They spend decades generating reports to impress Marxists, globalists and anti-Whites who hate their guts. I can't help but find it insulting.

    He’s a lolberg. Of course he’s no help.

  140. @Art Deco
    There's no good reason to believe he assaulted anyone, but it's a popular meme on these boards. (So's referring to the criminal history of the father he never met).

    He was abducted and beaten to death by a pair of louts. Ordinarily, local shopkeepers do not kidnap and murder random strangers, particularly juveniles. That's what made the story so odd and made it magazine fodder. That local jurors acquitted the perpetrators and then the cocky bastards bragged about their crimes to out-of-town reporters meant more unwanted attention from outsiders. It was enough to get them thoroughly shunned in the local area. Their business, which had a largely black clientele, imploded within six months. They then discovered that no one in town would rent land to them and they had to leave if they were to find a situation which would allow them to earn a living.

    All of that's quite grisly. It just isn't a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.

    Do you think Islam is a religion of tolerance too?

  141. @guest
    Public, witnesses, group of people going by whim in defiance of law...that could cover an awful lot of murders, you know. Somehow I doubt packs of wild black youfs beating people to death will *ever* be termed lynching.

    The essence of lynching, or “lynch law”, is that it apes judicial punishment; it comes from a Judge Lynch in late colonial times.

    The term is not etymologically related to the career of a certain Sr. Guevara Lynch but it is an appropriate coincidence.

    • Replies: @guest
    Well, duh. But how does one go about distinguishing between random acts of job violence and pretend-justice? Because you'd think a mob that wanted to lunch could bypass the ceremony of finding a lynchin' tree and noose and simply beat someone to death without announcing a justification.
    , @Hibernian

    Sr. Guevara Lynch
     
    Guevara De la Cerna y Lynch
  142. @RSDB
    The essence of lynching, or "lynch law", is that it apes judicial punishment; it comes from a Judge Lynch in late colonial times.

    The term is not etymologically related to the career of a certain Sr. Guevara Lynch but it is an appropriate coincidence.

    Well, duh. But how does one go about distinguishing between random acts of job violence and pretend-justice? Because you’d think a mob that wanted to lunch could bypass the ceremony of finding a lynchin’ tree and noose and simply beat someone to death without announcing a justification.

    • Replies: @RSDB
    But the idea is that those applying lynch law want a justification and do not view themselves as lawless, but rather as upholding the rule of law where the normal procedure of the law is somehow insufficient. "X deserves to hang but stupid technicalities will get him off if we don't do it ourselves." It is "lynch law" or "Judge Lynch" because the lynchers constitute themselves a court (of sorts) in their own minds. (Hence, by the way, the ceremony of hanging.)

    If you cite some specific mobbing, you can discuss whether it might reasonably be called a lynching or not. Mobbing and lynching are not the same in the general case. I would second your "duh" but I am not sure whether you see this point or not.
  143. @guest
    Well, duh. But how does one go about distinguishing between random acts of job violence and pretend-justice? Because you'd think a mob that wanted to lunch could bypass the ceremony of finding a lynchin' tree and noose and simply beat someone to death without announcing a justification.

    But the idea is that those applying lynch law want a justification and do not view themselves as lawless, but rather as upholding the rule of law where the normal procedure of the law is somehow insufficient. “X deserves to hang but stupid technicalities will get him off if we don’t do it ourselves.” It is “lynch law” or “Judge Lynch” because the lynchers constitute themselves a court (of sorts) in their own minds. (Hence, by the way, the ceremony of hanging.)

    If you cite some specific mobbing, you can discuss whether it might reasonably be called a lynching or not. Mobbing and lynching are not the same in the general case. I would second your “duh” but I am not sure whether you see this point or not.

  144. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    True, Till wasn’t “lynched.” The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII,

    Irrelevant.


    he was shot to death

    He wasn't.


    after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man’s wife.

    Her testimony was of dubious value and that her husband was white is irrelevant. Only in crazyworld do you have a franchise to kidnap and murder an adolescent for being fresh with your wife. Well, some Unz denizens fancy crazyworld is a great place.

    Till’s killing was a disproportionate response even by the standards of the time and place. He had a good whipping coming, not a killing. But he was a snot faced punk and we are tired of hearing the lamentations for the little son of a bitch. As long as the Carr brothers walk the earth I will never fail to challenge the narrative on Till.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    If a 14 yr old white punk sexually assaulted a kneegarow woman the exact same way, and her black husband or boyfriend killed the white punk as revenge, not a black in the country would condemn the action--and 75% of cuckwhites would cheer what he did.
  145. @Jack D
    Right, so you have to look at the law and see what it actually captures. "Depriving someone of their civil rights" has long been a Federal crime even though it overlaps with state law murder. All the new anti-lynching law says is that CONSPIRING to deprive someone of their civil rights is punished the same way as if you had actually completed the crime.

    This is stupid in that generally speaking we treat attempted crimes less severely than completed crimes, for good reason. There is a big difference between ACTUALLY killing a teenage boy for being an uppity Negro to your wife and you and Bobby Joe and the Federal informant getting drunk at the tap room and TALKING about killing yourself a Negro. Except now, legally speaking, there won't be.

    Now is this going to capture people who are really effective and do what they say they are going to do? Nowadays, there aren't really many Bobby Joes left (effective or ineffective) who talk that way except in the imagination of liberals. No, it's going to wind up trapping loud mouth fools of various colors who are more talk than action. It's going to capture Jussie Smollett type idiots (did he conspire to deprive HIMSELF of his civil rights)? It's going to capture Muslim teens who chat online, etc. Various basically harmless but stupid people are going to end up doing hard time for just being loudmouths.

    It also perverts the incentives - if the conspiracy is punished the same as the actual crime, then you might as well go thru with the crime. If the co-conspirators are punished the same as the actors, then why stay in the car - grab yourself a baseball bat too. Etc. In for a dime, in for a dollar.

    It’s going to capture Jussie Smollett type idiots (did he conspire to deprive HIMSELF of his civil rights)?

    If the Feds were to charge him with that it might be a good way around the double jeopardy claim his lawyers are raising. It would take advantage of the loony “separate sovereigns” exception to double jeopardy.

  146. @RSDB
    The essence of lynching, or "lynch law", is that it apes judicial punishment; it comes from a Judge Lynch in late colonial times.

    The term is not etymologically related to the career of a certain Sr. Guevara Lynch but it is an appropriate coincidence.

    Sr. Guevara Lynch

    Guevara De la Cerna y Lynch

  147. @Art Deco
    There's no good reason to believe he assaulted anyone, but it's a popular meme on these boards. (So's referring to the criminal history of the father he never met).

    He was abducted and beaten to death by a pair of louts. Ordinarily, local shopkeepers do not kidnap and murder random strangers, particularly juveniles. That's what made the story so odd and made it magazine fodder. That local jurors acquitted the perpetrators and then the cocky bastards bragged about their crimes to out-of-town reporters meant more unwanted attention from outsiders. It was enough to get them thoroughly shunned in the local area. Their business, which had a largely black clientele, imploded within six months. They then discovered that no one in town would rent land to them and they had to leave if they were to find a situation which would allow them to earn a living.

    All of that's quite grisly. It just isn't a lynching, which is a public act with witnesses and incorporates a mob substituting its own whims for legal process.

    There’s plenty of reason to “believe” Till assaulted Mrs. Bryant. His father, (who young Till met, since the father didn’t go into the Army until Till was 2 years old,) was a criminal, before the Army and in the Army. Those are documented facts.

    There are various definitions of what lynchings are. Yours is typically wrong.

  148. @Anonymous
    Till’s killing was a disproportionate response even by the standards of the time and place. He had a good whipping coming, not a killing. But he was a snot faced punk and we are tired of hearing the lamentations for the little son of a bitch. As long as the Carr brothers walk the earth I will never fail to challenge the narrative on Till.

    If a 14 yr old white punk sexually assaulted a kneegarow woman the exact same way, and her black husband or boyfriend killed the white punk as revenge, not a black in the country would condemn the action–and 75% of cuckwhites would cheer what he did.

  149. SMK says: • Website
    @Art Deco
    True, Till wasn’t “lynched.” The son of a rapist who was hung by the Army in Italy during WWII,

    Irrelevant.


    he was shot to death

    He wasn't.


    after sexually harassing, and molesting(?), a white man’s wife.

    Her testimony was of dubious value and that her husband was white is irrelevant. Only in crazyworld do you have a franchise to kidnap and murder an adolescent for being fresh with your wife. Well, some Unz denizens fancy crazyworld is a great place.

    That his father was a rapist (and who knows how many other rapes and other criimes he committed) is relevant. He impregnated his mother and gave Emmit his genes: almost surely a low IQ, high-levels of testosterone, and a resultant prepensity for violence and criminality, salaciousness, predation. The son’s of stereotypical criminals, especially blacks, usually grow up to be stereotypical criminals themselves. The sons of men who commit rape and/or murder often commit rape and/murder themselves.

    He was shot to death after being abducted and beaten and tortured. A vicious, brutal, sadistic crime -for which the two men should have been exectued or sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole- but a heinous act that occurred 65-years ago! How many whites have been murdered by blacks since then, and how many were victims of murders as bad or worse than the murder of Emmit Till. And how many murders of blacks by whites since lynching was eradicated have been as bad or worse than the abduction and beating and torture of Emmit Till? Can you name one such atrocity?

    That why, 65-years later, Till’s murder is still exploited by blacks and white leftists to instill guilt and self-hatred in whites and preclude and weaken their racial solidarity; to provoke black hatred of whites which often results in violence, including rapes and murders, and to pass a bill, sponsored by Bobby Rush, a white-hating ex-black panther, to combat the “lynching” of blacks by whites when blacks are 30-times more likely to murder whites than vice-versa and white violence against blacks, such as lynching and the murder of Emmit Till, is non-existent, entirely imaginary, to quote James Fulford at vdare.com.

    Even in the deep South during Jim Crow, no whites committed an atrocity and outrage against black men and especiallly women that rivals the Witchita massacre and even more so the Knoxville horror in its nauseating and unspeakable brutality, sadism, and degeneracy.
    dare.com.

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