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From the New York Times opinion page:

Trump’s Racist, Statist Suburban Dream
Racial inequality wasn’t an accident. It was an ugly political choice.

By Paul Krugman, Opinion Columnist

Aug. 13, 2020

… Yet it is true that a Biden-Harris administration would resume and probably expand on Obama-era efforts to finally make the Fair Housing Act of 1968 effective, seeking in particular to redress some of the injustices created by America’s ugly history of using political power to create and reinforce racial inequality.

For what Trump calls the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” didn’t just happen; it was created by government policies. The great suburban housing boom that followed World War II was made possible by huge federal subsidies, via programs — especially the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration — that protected lenders from risk by insuring qualifying home mortgages. By 1950 the F.H.A. and the V.A. were insuring half of all mortgages nationwide.

Of course, these subsidies didn’t just help home buyers. They were also a gold mine for real estate developers, among them a guy named Fred Trump, who was later sued for discriminating against Black tenants, and whose son currently occupies the White House.

But these subsidies were only available to white people. In fact, they were only available in all-white communities. As Richard Rothstein reports in his 2017 book “The Color of Law,” F.H.A. guidelines specifically cautioned against loans in communities in which children might share classrooms with other children who “represent a far lower level of society or an incompatible racial element.”

Fortunately, FDR’s bigoted prejudice that blacks tend not to be good for property values has been illegal for 52 years now. That’s why property values in black neighborhoods have shot upwards so much since the Fair Housing Act of 1968 as the tens of millions of unprejudiced new People of Color immigrants have poured into the U.S. since then and noticed that discriminatory white people were stupidly passing up the opportunity to live in low-crime black neighborhoods with good student bodies.

That’s why the Biden Administration will continue the policies of the Obama Administration, such as its first two chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and William Daley, to engage in population transfers of urban blacks from big blue cities like Chicago to idiotic backward red suburbs and small cities like Dubuque. It’s because Democrats deep down love Republicans and want them to benefit from the vibrancy that large black populations afford. White Democrats in Chicago like Rahm and Bill will deeply miss their former black neighbors, but you moronic Republicans need them, good and hard.

It’s not like Joe Biden has some sinister desire to push blacks out of Wilmington, Delaware or that Kamala Harris lives in Brentwood, California to get away from blacks. Lots of blacks have lived in Brentwood, such as … such as … O.J. Simpson.

Are you claiming that Kamala’s husband’s family, the Emhoffs, moved to Agoura in the Las Virgenes school district in 1979 to avoid the racial school busing in the Los Angeles school district? I’m sure that Ms. Harris-Emhoff would love to go on TV live with her mother-in-law and debunk that slander.

 
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  1. Are you claiming that Kamala’s husband’s family, the Emhoffs, moved to Agoura in the Las Virgenes school district in 1979 to avoid the racial school busing in the Los Angeles school district? I’m sure that Ms. Harris-Emhoff would love to go on TV live with her mother-in-law and debunk that slander.

    Kudos!

    • Agree: Prester John, lavoisier
    • LOL: Jus' Sayin'...
    • Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @Dieter Kief

    Hate to ass kiss,but Sailer is,well,the Latinos have a name for him:El Magnifico!

    People like Krugman are scum.

    And don't forget what Kam said about being that little girl;the best day of her childhood was the day she got on that bus...and got away from the black kids.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

  2. We’re into post-sarcastic America now, so maybe you should simply present this sort of idiocy with the only comment being, “Presented without commentary.”

  3. What % black underclass is acceptable for schools the Krugman children attend?

    • Agree: Sean
    • Replies: @Jesse
    @Redneck farmer

    He doesn't have kids, and Mrs Krugman is one of those ghost White "Black" ladies.

    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn't necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with "do as I say, not as I do".

    It is noteworthy that the only people who can afford to not be hypocritical about this are people with no kids.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz, @AnotherDad, @Thatgirl

    , @black sea
    @Redneck farmer

    True to form, Krugman has no children.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Ben tillman

    , @Escher
    @Redneck farmer

    Wedgie rate of up to 5% is ok.
    Shooting rate needs to be at ppm level.

    , @Anonymousse
    @Redneck farmer

    Based on Mr. Krugman physiognomy it’s essentially impossible for me to believe that his sperm count is high enough to produce children. If there are any children *associated* with him I’d be looking for resemblance to the lawn guy or the head of the Black Studies department at Princeton.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  4. Given how badly blacks handle personal finance, from hindsight redlining did them a favor by keeping them from borrowing money they couldn’t pay back. Instead it had the effect of forcing them to live more frugally than they would have otherwise.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @advancedatheist

    A primary aim of AFFH is to gift black people with houses, either partially or entirely free of charge. This is bound to help them "build wealth" because as everyone knows, houses are cash cows, not money pits. And home values always go up.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Buffalo Joe

    , @Federalist
    @advancedatheist

    Yeah, it's discrimination if you don't lend to blacks and predatory lending if you do.

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @advancedatheist

    No good DEED goes unpunished. Get it?

  5. It’s as if the big blowout from 2007/2008 never even happened.

    Krugman is not an Economist.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Amerimutt Golems
    @El Dato

    Krugman is not an Economist.

     

    He is just inconsistent which is probably is a function of writing for The New York Times .

    Most of his recent 'opinions' are anti-El Trumpo.

    https://www.nytimes.com/column/paul-krugman

    , @jim jones
    @El Dato

    Krugman is a Marxist posing as an Economist

    , @Barnard
    @El Dato

    Krugman wrote Economics textbooks before he became a NY Times columnist. James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal used to include examples of Krugman contradicting himself when he wrote the Best of the Web column. It was a regular feature of the column, Krugman gave him a lot of material. I don't know if anyone has kept that up since he quit writing that column.

    The young, diverse, vibrant woke should demand a purge of NY Times columnists. Krugman, Charles Blow, Frank Bruni, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, when is the last time any of these hacks wrote something thought provoking or worth reading? Would several full time columns about black women's hair really be a step down from what they produce?

    Replies: @Redman, @Bugg, @Gianni in Guernsey

    , @Prester John
    @El Dato

    Am reading Chris Caldwell's "The Age of Entitlement". The section on "The Great Recession" (actually it was a depression with a small "d") details how the Clinton and the two Bush administrations turned home ownership into a "civil right", with people who didn't have the proverbial pot to piss in were given mortgages with no down payments.

  6. @Redneck farmer
    What % black underclass is acceptable for schools the Krugman children attend?

    Replies: @Jesse, @black sea, @Escher, @Anonymousse

    He doesn’t have kids, and Mrs Krugman is one of those ghost White “Black” ladies.

    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn’t necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with “do as I say, not as I do”.

    It is noteworthy that the only people who can afford to not be hypocritical about this are people with no kids.

    • Replies: @Fluesterwitz
    @Jesse


    Having kids... does add a reality as well as a comfort with “do as I say, not as I do”.
     
    Thank you! That's an acute observation.
    , @AnotherDad
    @Jesse


    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn’t necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with “do as I say, not as I do”.
     
    Spot on Jesse!

    We started with a great American leader who was (involuntarily) childless. And one of the great prophets of our age--Pat Buchanan--is also (involuntarily) childless. But as a general rule, leadership should not be in the hands of the childless. The childless are prone to be less realistic and fall more easily for utopian silliness.

    Which is not a knock on the younger guys here (not sure there are any younger girls?). I hope y'all will find a nice worthy girl--no easy task anymore--and go on life's journey with her. But it is to say that children are both the greatest joy of life and both our gift to and bond with the future. And politics is fundamentally about securing the possible future for them.

    Replies: @Don't Look at Me

    , @Thatgirl
    @Jesse

    I read a joke somewhere (perhaps on iSteve) that it must be sad for lefties, what with them being on the right side of history and all, yet so many of them are childless.

  7. What’s going to happen once several generations of leftists who imprinted on suburban living get invited/pushed back into the cities? (Assuming, of course, that everything goes to plan.) The current powers that be are pulsating with resentment at being pushed out of their beloved urban living. What happens when their kids and grandkods start pulsating with resentment at being pushed out of their nice suburbs?

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Jesse

    Are suburbs really that nice? I hate them.

    I like midsized cities and small, scenic towns. Suburbs are soulless.

    Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools. You do NOT want to send your kids to a public school, even good ones. They don’t teach anything substantial nowadays.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Muggles

  8. @advancedatheist
    Given how badly blacks handle personal finance, from hindsight redlining did them a favor by keeping them from borrowing money they couldn't pay back. Instead it had the effect of forcing them to live more frugally than they would have otherwise.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Federalist, @Peter D. Bredon

    A primary aim of AFFH is to gift black people with houses, either partially or entirely free of charge. This is bound to help them “build wealth” because as everyone knows, houses are cash cows, not money pits. And home values always go up.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @HammerJack

    It's no problem. If your free house becomes a burden you just walk away from it.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @HammerJack

    Hammer, great comment says the guy who had new electrical installed to handle the new furnace and AC and then the water tank STB. All that really doesn't add to the value of the house because a buyer expects all that. So my house is worth what it was, but my bank account is worth less.

  9. @Redneck farmer
    What % black underclass is acceptable for schools the Krugman children attend?

    Replies: @Jesse, @black sea, @Escher, @Anonymousse

    True to form, Krugman has no children.

    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @black sea


    True to form, Krugman has no children.
     
    A count that as a blessing.
    , @Ben tillman
    @black sea

    Thank God!

  10. Things Krugman presents as “ugly” seem more and more like good sense.

    • Replies: @GoVadgers
    @ErisGuy


    Things Krugman presents as “ugly”
     
    “It’s an ugly world out there.”

    Paul Krugman, NYT columnist, claims hacker 'compromised' IP address to download child porn

    https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/9/paul-krugman-nyt-columnist-claims-hacker-compromis/
     
    https://i0.wp.com/www.independentsentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/kiddie-porn.png

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

  11. Racial inequality wasn’t an accident

    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @neutral


    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.
     
    This is one point Bryan and the ACLU actually agreed on. But in very different ways.
    , @anon
    @neutral

    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.

    As long as it never affected anything above the neck it's all good.

    , @Dieter Kief
    @neutral

    Races differ because histories and environments differ. So - as long as we have those.

    Ok - and it is doable to get rid of history. Not in the sense of getting rid of things that happened in the past, but in the sense that we remember what has happened in the past - or try to find out. - That can be wiped out - it is already happening with Colombus and Lincoln and Churchill and all these white folks!

    The different environments are something else though. To wipe those out is sure harder - but hey: Why not, let's try this one too and see, what kinds of improvements it will bring. Interesting prospects, no?

  12. Suburbia wasnt an accident, true. It was the result of a deliberate policy by elites to break up white neighbourhoods and urban political power by importing blacks into them.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Zoodles


    Suburbia wasnt an accident, true. It was the result of a deliberate policy by elites to break up white neighbourhoods and urban political power by importing blacks into them.
     
    It's true that minoritarians made war on white ethnic neighborhoods. (Payback for the Holocaust? Just being assholes?)

    But suburbia was going to happen anyway. This whole "suburbs suck", the city is all, thing is yet another pissy little Jewish middle-man trope. (Related to their similar tired anti-car trope.)

    In fact, white gentiles'--and most human beings' since the neolithic revolution--"evolutionary environment" is the agricultural village. (Even the most urban backgrounded gentiles only have the majority of their roots in the city for four or five generations.)

    The city might be "cool" and "exciting"--especially for young singles--but most of us gentiles actually like plants, trees, fresh air and proximity to yet physical separation from our neighbors.

    My neighbors here, where we raised our kids are like extended family. High trust. But i'm happy not to be sharing walls with them. I'm out here on my deck with my sails, and little forest of maples and oaks and firs shading me from the sun, enjoying "the bluest skies you've every seen" and fresh PNW suburban air. (A nice light north breeze.) If my neighbors want something ... they'll knock. But i'm happy with my little quarter acre that is ... peacefully mine.

    When prosperity and the automobile made it affordable, a certain amount of suburbanization was bound to happen. The minoritarian desire to torment and make war on whitey using black cannon fodder, just kicked in the turbocharger.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46

  13. @ErisGuy
    Things Krugman presents as “ugly” seem more and more like good sense.

    Replies: @GoVadgers

    Things Krugman presents as “ugly”

    “It’s an ugly world out there.”

    Paul Krugman, NYT columnist, claims hacker ‘compromised’ IP address to download child porn

    https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/9/paul-krugman-nyt-columnist-claims-hacker-compromis/

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @GoVadgers

    He should've been a Friend of Jeffrey like Alan Dershowitz was, then he could have gotten his kiddie pron (or worse) straight from the source. However, the Epstein regular bill of fare might have been too old for the Nobel laureate's more youthful tastes. Maybe Ghislane could have found what he was looking for at a Haitian or Romanian orphanage, but Paul has been problematic on Israel so they would've needed to have a talk about that later.

  14. @Jesse
    @Redneck farmer

    He doesn't have kids, and Mrs Krugman is one of those ghost White "Black" ladies.

    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn't necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with "do as I say, not as I do".

    It is noteworthy that the only people who can afford to not be hypocritical about this are people with no kids.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz, @AnotherDad, @Thatgirl

    Having kids… does add a reality as well as a comfort with “do as I say, not as I do”.

    Thank you! That’s an acute observation.

  15. Urban, mostly Catholic, whites (really various European ethnics) were forced to assume mortgage debt to finance their own displacement and the destruction of their own ethnic cultures. Urban real estate at the time was crummy and the environment polluted so it might have happened anyway, but the cost of the forced migration meant they people who moved to the suburbs could not use their borrowing capacity for productive projects.

    Also not mentioned is that huge amount s of money were spent on ‘projects’ and rent subsidies like Pruitt Igo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruitt%E2%80%93Igoe

  16. Every year Family Guy sends very un-PC ads to the Emmy committee. This one got the most flak.

    https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/05/family-guy-ad-for-emmy-voters-targets-brentwood-jews

    This one got less attention.

    I remember years ago taking a MOOC and one of the datasets used was one detailing factors most influencing (Or highly correlated proxies for them) house price values in the US. As he went over some of them, he stopped abruptly but on the screen it was clear to see ‘Percentage black’ which he didn’t read out and just went ‘And.. some others’. It was all the funnier because he was a famous statistician from South Africa and despite many years in the US, his Afrikaner accent was still strongly in effect.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Altai

    Brentwood Jews
    Truly merciless.

  17. @HammerJack
    @advancedatheist

    A primary aim of AFFH is to gift black people with houses, either partially or entirely free of charge. This is bound to help them "build wealth" because as everyone knows, houses are cash cows, not money pits. And home values always go up.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Buffalo Joe

    It’s no problem. If your free house becomes a burden you just walk away from it.

  18. @Redneck farmer
    What % black underclass is acceptable for schools the Krugman children attend?

    Replies: @Jesse, @black sea, @Escher, @Anonymousse

    Wedgie rate of up to 5% is ok.
    Shooting rate needs to be at ppm level.

  19. “but you moronic Republicans need them, good and hard.”

    Local Dubuque builders and construction workers need them too. Local government workers also need them to keep their federal money coming in. And without people you loose representatives and therefore federal money.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @George

    George, nice comment and NYS, ruled by Andrew Cuomo and his one party lackies, is losing population and therefore representation in Congress, but they are cool with that. Did I mention I loathe Andrew Cuomo?

  20. @black sea
    @Redneck farmer

    True to form, Krugman has no children.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Ben tillman

    True to form, Krugman has no children.

    A count that as a blessing.

  21. Weaponized mass migration is usually a tactic used by one nation-state against another; the United States is unusual in using it against itself, or more accurately, by one national group against another.

    The US is roughly balanced now between two groups: people who live in urban areas, and either work for the government or very large businesses or are dependent on welfare and other government largesse, and people in rural areas who still believe in supporting themselves.

    The failure of big cities is encouraging blue voters to move voluntarily into red counties, which will turn them blue. A government policy of actively sending multigenerational welfare populations away from failed cities has the same effect.

    The Covid Crisis has added fuel to this fire. In states like Michigan, the governor can effectively control small business free enterprise, and shut it off at whim. This creates millions of new welfare recipients, unwillingly dependent on government handouts.

  22. Hopefully, someone, somewhere deep in the GOP will deliver this message to suburban mothers. The repubs are usually scared to death to mention “race”. GW Bush was probably the last to use race, when he had the great Lee Atwater as his advisor. After Atwater’s death, they went all-in on trying to get one black guy somewhere, to vote for them. Never going to happen. Colin Powell is my favorite example of a “conservative” black. He owed his whole career to repubs, but when Obama ran for president, he threw the repubs under the bus. I used to see it as a kid, a black would speak normally and play by the rules when he was by himself, but they immediately become a “gangsta” when other blacks show up. Every time.

  23. The day I see Section 8 housing projects rising in upper-middle class and wealthy progressive communities is the day I will take baizuo lectures on this seriously.

    IMHO, I think Ron was onto something when he said that part of elite enthusiasm about Mexican immigration was that they make gentrification targets inhabitable again.

    • Replies: @Bugg
    @nebulafox

    A lovely section 8 multifamily house next to the Krugman abode in bucolic Princeton, New Jersey sounds like a capital idea. Also, Chappaqua, Martha's Vineyard, near the Soros' compound in Armonk, the Chevy Chase/DC border, Malibu, next to Tom Friedman's mega mansion. These leftist LOVE proposing this stupidity for everyone else, but never for themselves.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @guest007
    @nebulafox

    If you want to find the next neighborhood that will be gentrified, find out where the gay men are purchasing older homes. Most gay men can live in neighborhoods that whites families would never think of moving into. Within a few years of the gays moving in, the restaurants get better, the real estate prices go up and single heterosexual whites will start to bid up the real estate.

  24. @HammerJack
    @advancedatheist

    A primary aim of AFFH is to gift black people with houses, either partially or entirely free of charge. This is bound to help them "build wealth" because as everyone knows, houses are cash cows, not money pits. And home values always go up.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Buffalo Joe

    Hammer, great comment says the guy who had new electrical installed to handle the new furnace and AC and then the water tank STB. All that really doesn’t add to the value of the house because a buyer expects all that. So my house is worth what it was, but my bank account is worth less.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  25. If ever there was a program to change liberal to conservative, or dems to repubs, start building Section 8 in the suburbs, not on the edge, or in trendy city neighborhoods. Build an eight unit on a vacant lot on a street of well maintained Victorian homes.Then you will see how fast people push back.

    • Replies: @jill
    @Buffalo Joe

    I favor Greenwich, Connecticut for low income housing or section 8.

    I also favor forced busing of illegals, who cross the southern border, direct to downtown Greenwich.

    , @Bert
    @Buffalo Joe

    One of the funniest sad sights I ever saw was a Section 8 family on my street in a previously professorial neighborhood from which most of the professors had moved. The family was running a house of prostitution in their Section 8 house, with seemingly some drug selling on the side. The son had a crappy little car with one of those fart mufflers that are completely illegal by State law. Anyway his car gave up the ghost half way up the street's hill. He put on the hand brake and went for help. After 15 minutes the car was being pushed up hill by the son, three sows in lingerie, two little kids, and another tiny kid was steering. It was great to see a family working together cooperatively in pursuit of the American Dream.

  26. Just think, if only George Floyd, that angelic irreplaceable humanitarian whom we all miss so much, had been on the scene to provide the jogger with necessary fentanyl so that he wouldn’t jog so hard, due to systemic anti-jogger ism, then five-year-old Cannon Hinnant might still be alive today, thanks to the wise and preventive actions of George Floyd and the jogger who joggingly somehow could not be prevented from shooting a little boy in the head, the way joggers sometimes do, becuz systemic structural something mumbledy-mumble.

    I jogged the news today, oh boy.

  27. Does Paul still have his multi-million dollar spread in Princeton?

    https://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/paul-krugmans-house/view/google/

    Nice place. Somewhat secluded.

    And when he moved in, was the purchase subsidized by Princeton, as so many houses of faculty members are?

    This article is further evidence, if any were needed, of the unique combination of obliviousness and brazenness that characterizes those infected with the various left wing sensibilities.

  28. OT – Operation Get Trump Intensifying

    YouTube aims to ‘protect’ elections by CENSORING what it deems to be ‘hacked materials’

    Will this election bring multiple hours of classical music and stiff annoucements from anchor types about which things you should believe today?

  29. OT: the SJWs running the NYT are now set to demolish more (recent) Old Gods, this time in the form of their highness RBG:

    Now that the Trump era has been met by a true activist movement with the sustained protests of Black Lives Matter, the Ginsburg memes hit like relics. In 2016, Ginsburg was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem, and she called it “disrespectful” and “really dumb.” She later apologized, admitting that she had been “barely aware of the incident or its purpose.” Today the symbol of progressive change looks not like a justice in a chic dissent collar but a regular person for whom justice was not served. It looks like Breonna Taylor or George Floyd. It looks like a movement staged not in the halls of power but on the streets.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/magazine/the-fandom-around-rbg-is-out-of-step-with-reality.html

    Outta the way, you desiccated buzzard — make way for King George!

    • Replies: @sayless
    @angmojo

    "Now that...the Ginsburg memes hit like relics"

    That was quick.

  30. @El Dato
    It's as if the big blowout from 2007/2008 never even happened.

    Krugman is not an Economist.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems, @jim jones, @Barnard, @Prester John

    Krugman is not an Economist.

    He is just inconsistent which is probably is a function of writing for The New York Times .

    Most of his recent ‘opinions’ are anti-El Trumpo.

    https://www.nytimes.com/column/paul-krugman

  31. Steve, how much are you paying Krugman?

  32. • Agree: Federalist
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Well done, thank you.


    PS

    Your text message makes no sense to me though. It's a tricky task to get this right. You're above your character's head, I guesss. For me it's quite likely that he did not reflect about the media coverage of his deed. My hypothesis would be, it was much more personal and/or primal process stuff that made him act as he did. Drugs maybe too - the big rgression-push. Or an accident...

    Replies: @anon

  33. Serious, non-troll question.

    Black TFR is now below replacement.

    If low-income blacks are moved out of dense urban concentrations, won’t that destroy their political power?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Jane Plain

    Jane, good question. In the inner city black voters are rounded up from a community center or church, given some pocket change, a meal and bussed to the voting booths. They also rely on public transpotation, which is often non existent in the suburbs. But, on the other hand, their one liberal vote cancels one conservative vote in their new district. Could hurt in a school board election.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Known Fact
    @Jane Plain

    No, because the dense urban districts still remain black-controlled, and could be slightly redrawn in the state legislature if need be to retain these safe black seats.

    But this full control is a double-edged sword. If a group really wants more political clout, the best way is to have a 55-45 edge in a lot of districts, rather than a 90-10 edge in just a few districts. Gerrymandering the political map tries to achieve this result for your side

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    , @Rob McX
    @Jane Plain


    Black TFR is now below replacement.
     
    I'm always surprised when I hear that, because the type of black that's talked about on iSteve usually has a bunch of kids. George Floyd had five, and two grandchildren.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @AnotherDad

  34. Housing prices soared, in part because building restrictions in many suburbs banned multifamily units.

    And also because building restrictions in many cities and suburbs prevented anything from being built. Outside of my hometown there is land that is sold for ridiculously low prices, the catch being that there’s little chance anyone will be allowed to build on it.

    Trump may claim that such policies would “destroy suburbia,” but that only makes sense if you believe that the only alternative to bloody anarchy is a community that looks exactly like Levittown in 1955.

    I don’t, though the Left is trying hard to give people that impression.

    And Black families, who were shut out of a rising market at a time when many other Americans were sharing in the fruits of a housing boom, found the financial barriers to homeownership especially daunting.

    Yeah, that’s what happened, LOL. It’s funny, just like with Leftists it’s always 1965, with Steve it’s always 2016. A Martian reading his blog would never get the impression Trump is actually President. Steve still has yet to actually quote POTUS’s words, so I’ll once more do so:

    Substitute in “milk/gasoline/bread/car prices will go up based on the market,” it sounds rather nonsensical. Market prices rise because of inflation, but if there’s no inflation, the trend in a market based system would be that prices are stable.. The twat perfectly sums up why he will lose: working class Whites don’t want “their housing prices” to go up, and his Dumb Prole Act is a turn off for wealthier Whites who do. And I just love the “crime will go down” line, LOL! We’re in the midst of this massive crime wave, and he says crime will go down because of a repeal of a rule that was hardly ever enforced anyway.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Alexander Turok

    Alex, not to be confrontational, but how do you equate anything Trump has done with an increase in violent crime? The crime wave isn't in the suburbs but in the dem controlled cities.

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @YetAnotherAnon

  35. Yes, domestic redlining ended 50+ years ago. But international redlining remained in place, explaining why virtually every majority-black country in Africa is a social, economic and political basket case.

  36. For what Trump calls the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” didn’t just happen; it was created by government policies.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Air_Act_of_1963

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

    ******

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

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

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


    The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.[1]
     
  37. I thought this Krugman Yard Gnome was dead. I am sorry that Yard Gnome still lives. What a wormy munchkin.

  38. @MEH 0910

    For what Trump calls the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” didn’t just happen; it was created by government policies.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Air_Act_of_1963

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

    ******

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

    Replies: @MEH 0910

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

    The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.[1]

  39. @Buffalo Joe
    If ever there was a program to change liberal to conservative, or dems to repubs, start building Section 8 in the suburbs, not on the edge, or in trendy city neighborhoods. Build an eight unit on a vacant lot on a street of well maintained Victorian homes.Then you will see how fast people push back.

    Replies: @jill, @Bert

    I favor Greenwich, Connecticut for low income housing or section 8.

    I also favor forced busing of illegals, who cross the southern border, direct to downtown Greenwich.

  40. Dubuque’s only homicide so far this year is two ex-Chicagoans. Both shooter and victim fathered a child with a Dubuque girl.

    https://www.kcrg.com/2020/07/23/court-document-details-dubuque-murder-connection/

  41. @Dieter Kief

    Are you claiming that Kamala’s husband’s family, the Emhoffs, moved to Agoura in the Las Virgenes school district in 1979 to avoid the racial school busing in the Los Angeles school district? I’m sure that Ms. Harris-Emhoff would love to go on TV live with her mother-in-law and debunk that slander.
     
    Kudos!

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    Hate to ass kiss,but Sailer is,well,the Latinos have a name for him:El Magnifico!

    People like Krugman are scum.

    And don’t forget what Kam said about being that little girl;the best day of her childhood was the day she got on that bus…and got away from the black kids.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat


    And don’t forget what Kam said about being that little girl;the best day of her childhood was the day she got on that bus…and got away from the black kids.
     
    It still astonishes me how this five-folded and crumbled and messed up stuff seems to come across just fine for her. - She might have entered a sphere beyond contradiction - whether it is her position on guns, or weed or - - - - Joe Biden - - - - or race - - - this is quite something altogether. - Maybe Frank Zappa was at times close to such stuff - let me think - Waka/Jawaka! - And: Weasels Rip Your Flesh - and One Size Fits All - - - well, that fits these - - - - Kamala Harris- - - happenings (sigh) - - - somehow. Or - why not -: - Just fine.

    PS

    Our host sure has his perfectly understated (and - - thus? - partly at least underrated) moments of Brazen Glory.

  42. What 98 percent white superzip does the Krug Man call home?

  43. @neutral

    Racial inequality wasn’t an accident
     
    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @Dieter Kief

    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.

    This is one point Bryan and the ACLU actually agreed on. But in very different ways.

  44. The suburban “dream”, where I grew up, had long been made possible by the concentration of military spending (total waste) in the area.

    After we downsize USG by 95%, we can move the US capital to the middle of Alaska.

    Give the region an economic boost.

    Turn those pricey, beltway suburbs into ghost towns.

  45. anon[891] • Disclaimer says:

    This is the question of our time, the question of perhaps centuries, the existential question that cannot be asked: blank slate or not?

    Krugman:
    Racial inequality wasn’t an accident. It was an ugly political choice.

    Either there are biological differences between ‘blacks” and “whites” leading to different outcomes

    OR

    “Whites” are perpetually evil and have dedicated themselves to the oppression of “black” people.

    That’s it. Either the human genome has variations that have arisen over time leading to different distributions of behaviors, or “white” people are demonic entities. It’s Manichee all over again.

    If Door #1 then equality of outcome is impossible.
    If Door #2 then most “white” people must be perpetually controlled right down to the smallest thoughts.

    By the way, Krugman once again demonstrates that weak men are easily led by their wives.

  46. Paul Krugman lives across the street from my father in a luxury condo on Riverside Drive and 8X Street. A thoroughly unvibrant part of NYC if there ever was one. Do as I say, not as I do.

    But what can you expect. This is the same guy who, back in about 1995, said that the internet would never be that big of a deal, and probably about as significant as the 1980s fax machine. How’d that prediction turn out?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Redman

    Thanks.

    I edited out the second digit of what cross street he lives on to go along with my John Lennon Rule of not giving out very precise locations of where anybody lives.

  47. … small cities like Dubuque. It’s because Democrats deep down love Republicans and want them to benefit from the vibrancy that large black populations afford.

    Dubuque County didn’t go GOP even in the wipeouts of 1972 and 1984. Trump was the first to carry it since 1956.

    Interestingly, both losing candidates were from across the river in hated Illinois. So was Obama, but they could hold their noses and tell themselves, “He’s a Hawaiian. He’s a Hawaiian.”

    Sending South Siders to Dubuque was an intrapartisan betrayal of the bottom (well, lower-middle) by the top. The city was one of the last redoubts of (racially isolated) white working-class folk who still supported the party. Duluth is another.

    That both areas have gone GOP in any election is a sign that the two parties are continuing to racialize. Something obscured by the geriatric white leadership and mentally-ill white foot soldiers of the other party.

    • Agree: Bert
  48. @neutral

    Racial inequality wasn’t an accident
     
    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @Dieter Kief

    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.

    As long as it never affected anything above the neck it’s all good.

  49. @Buffalo Joe
    If ever there was a program to change liberal to conservative, or dems to repubs, start building Section 8 in the suburbs, not on the edge, or in trendy city neighborhoods. Build an eight unit on a vacant lot on a street of well maintained Victorian homes.Then you will see how fast people push back.

    Replies: @jill, @Bert

    One of the funniest sad sights I ever saw was a Section 8 family on my street in a previously professorial neighborhood from which most of the professors had moved. The family was running a house of prostitution in their Section 8 house, with seemingly some drug selling on the side. The son had a crappy little car with one of those fart mufflers that are completely illegal by State law. Anyway his car gave up the ghost half way up the street’s hill. He put on the hand brake and went for help. After 15 minutes the car was being pushed up hill by the son, three sows in lingerie, two little kids, and another tiny kid was steering. It was great to see a family working together cooperatively in pursuit of the American Dream.

  50. Anon[114] • Disclaimer says:

    A Chapman U. Constitutional Law prof John Eastman said yesterday that KH isn’t eligible to be VP because her parents weren’t citizens at the time of her birth, even though she was born in CA in 1964. Her mom came to the US from India in 1960 and her dad from Jamaica in 1963, both to study at UCB, so clearly neither were citizens at the time of her birth, as it takes at least a decade to progress from student visa to work visa to green card to citizenship. Eastman argued that her parents didn’t pass the “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” clause in the 14th amendment, as all non-citizens.

    Trump has now come under fire for not dismissing that outright during a press conference.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anon

    A Chapman U. Constitutional Law prof John Eastman said yesterday that KH isn’t eligible to be VP

    That ship sailed back when nice Mr. Lightbringer entered the White House. The ship is well below the horizon on its way to some other land by now.

    , @botazefa
    @Anon


    Eastman argued that her parents didn’t pass the “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” clause in the 14th amendment, as all non-citizens.
     
    How is someone physically within the US categorized as anything other that directly subject to US jurisdiction?
    , @TWS
    @Anon

    We already established it doesn't matter where they came from. Any pre-citizens are just Americans in waiting. As soon as they want they have all t the rights and privileges as citizens. Dreamers world wide!

  51. As a city dweller, this makes me wonder if I should support Biden-Harris. If they’re going to ship thousands of Sec. 8 residents to the leafy suburbs to enrich the locals then I might have to get on board–for the right reasons of course, which have nothing to do with my property values. I respect suburbanites and envy their 2-car garages, but someone’s gotta take one for the team. Especially the BLM white soccer moms virtue signalling on Facetwat. Watch out for crushed discarded boxes of Newports.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Bragadocious

    Brag, not just the suburbs. There is a trendy SJW area of Buffalo known as Elmwood Village. Supposedly one of the best neighborhoods in America to live in. Hear the squealing when one or two old Victorian houses are demolished to put up Section 8 four or six unit apartmants. Rare is the driveway, let alone a garage. So coming soon, parking on the lawn or double parking to go along with the Newport boxes.

  52. A country where at least 70-75% of the population does not share the basic ideals & ideas of life, values, culture, dos & donts- such a country cannot survive, at least as a sustainable entity.

  53. Krugman is an idiot. So are the Biden Harris people. What did Machiavelli advise the Prince. Better to kill people than make them poor. This is the David Duke / Richard Spencer rehabilitation act.

    Never ever screw over a large group of people in an obvious way. Unless you really agree that White people are pussies.

    Note the argument: Trump helps lots of White voters but that’s immoral because holy sacred black.

    In Seattle blm are demanding White people turn over their houses, in mind in front of their houses.

  54. What percentage of synagogue attendees are people of color? Why isn’t Krugman concerned about this institutionalized racism?

    Why aren’t we going on the offensive about this?

  55. @El Dato
    It's as if the big blowout from 2007/2008 never even happened.

    Krugman is not an Economist.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems, @jim jones, @Barnard, @Prester John

    Krugman is a Marxist posing as an Economist

  56. Anon[624] • Disclaimer says:

    WA state already has such a law, it’s called GMA or Growth Management Act. The original intent was to stop “urban sprawl” so we don’t turn into another L.A., but it has been abused 9 ways to Sunday by developers to squeeze in highly profitable apartments and condos in desirable smaller suburban cities, including those that are completely landlocked with no easy access to the freeway, causing huge traffic jams on surface streets at all hours, turning beautiful little suburban cities into traffic nightmares with over crowded schools and rising crime.

    City council members who were paid off by the developers voted to approve Upzoning like putting 400 homes on a lot originally slated for 40, even million dollar homes are smacked right up to each other and built right up to the main road with no set backs. Everywhere you look beautiful hundred-year-old fir trees are being cut down to build more homes so all of India and China can move in on top of us.

    Meanwhile, these apartments go for $2,500 a month for a 1 bdr on rent, so clearly they weren’t meant for low income. The developers were made to do token gestures like setting aside 10% for “affordable” housing like efficiencies, and setting aside small plots of land for “Habitat for Humanities” which means hideous little houses built so close to the main road they can practically open their back door on to the sidewalk of a 4 lane road.

    This must never become a federal law. It took Trump 4 years to get to this but better late than never. This is how Democrats bust up the Republican stronghold in the suburbs, by bringing DNC voting singles, divorcees and low income to these otherwise mainly single family home suburbs. Republicans need to stop being stupid, this law must be blocked at all cost.

  57. BLM has a more direct approach – they want Whites to simply yield up their homes to Blacks:

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/seattle-blm-protesters-demand-white-people-give-up-their-homes/

    The “protest” described here is a new BLM tactic: walking through residential areas at night with bullhorns and haranguing the people who live there. I guess the idea is, if fragile white people won’t go to the struggle session, then bring the struggle session to them.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Mr. Anon

    >> new BLM tactic: walking through residential areas at night with bullhorns and haranguing the people who live there.<<

    You do that in my neighborhood at night, which is racially mixed but largely white, and you will hear gunshots.

    The BLMers will be boot scooting out of there ASAP.

    Replies: @anonymous

  58. For all the talk about redlining and the Color of Law, why does no one ever point out that about 2/3 of the housing stock in the U.S. was built after 1968. That means that most of the housing that exists in the U.S. today was never red lined or did that housing ever have a restrictive covenant with regard to race or ethnicity.

    Also, why does no one every point out that no one has to tell the bank their race when it comes to applying for a loan or try to find race or ethnicity in your credit report.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @guest007

    +1

  59. I read that Paul Krugman lives in New York City. What do you want to bet that he lives in a really swanky apartment building staffed 24/7 with professional security guards? Maybe he should move to some nice ‘vibrant’ and ‘diverse’ part of the city, where the evil police have been defunded?

    But really, Krugman has always been a whore. When the NAFTA and MFN for China trade treaties were being debated, Krugman demanded and insisted that these could not possibly result in a loss of US jobs and industries – anyone objecting (such as Pat Buchanan or myself) was, in his words, “silly.” Well Krugman was wrong, dead wrong, utterly wrong, so totally and obviously wrong that I feel justified in proposing that he was lying about this all along, the better to ingratiate himself with his wealthy patrons. And in return, he was gifted with a fake Nobel Prize in Economics! (There is no such thing as the Nobel Prize in Economics, there is a fake one made up by the big banks to reward their intellectual whores. The Nobel family has complained about this for a long time. Check out wikipedia).

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

    Once a whore always a whore. But nice work if you can get it.

    • Agree: Bugg, ThreeCranes
  60. As Richard Rothstein reports in his 2017 book “The Color of Law,” F.H.A. guidelines specifically cautioned against loans in communities in which children might share classrooms with other children who “represent a far lower level of society or an incompatible racial element.”

    I read the first couple chapters of “Color of Law” to see what kind of case it made. Bottom line: the book is a joke.

    Rothstein’s mission is to prove that federal government housing laws and policies systemically oppressed blacks. But he doesn’t come close. It’s nothing but arm waiving and unwarranted assumptions. If anything, he has to grudgingly admit that the federal government built and financed more housing for blacks than their percentage of the population would warrant (they were a key New Deal constituency, after all).

    But Rothstein’s thesis is that: (a) subsidizing housing in black neighborhoods is racist because it encourages blacks to live in those neighborhoods and “perpetuates segregation”; and (b) subsidizing housing in white neighborhoods is racist because it encourages white people to live in those neighborhoods and thus also “perpetuates segregation.”

    The book has no footnotes or citations, just some chapter end notes that consist of more argumentation and assertions.

    Krugman hasn’t read that nonsense book and, as an economist, he knows the whole “redlining kept blacks from accumulating wealth” argument is nonsense. But he still uses the dishonest media trick of laundering lies through the guise of just relaying what someone else said: “As X reports . . . [insert lie].”

    P.S., Based on Krugman’s labored set up as to what the quoted “F.H.A. guideline” snippet is supposedly referring to, you can be sure it’s completely out of context.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @Hypnotoad666

    Not to mention that their was a huge decrease in black poverty that occurred between 1940 and 1960, before there was anything big in the way of civil rights legislation and while Jim Crow still existed virtually everywhere in the South.

    Replies: @Jesse

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Hypnotoad666


    If anything, he has to grudgingly admit that the federal government built and financed more housing for blacks than their percentage of the population would warrant (they were a key New Deal constituency, after all).
     
    Along with Theodore Bilbo's. "Hey, what say we bury the hatchet for a decade or two, and ally to mulct those Yankees for some goodies!"

    "But Zora says he's a Bolshevik."

    "Exactly. That's what we need at the moment!"
  61. Anon[320] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: how about the DOJ’s finding today that Yale discriminates against Asian and *white* applicants? This the first time discrimination against whites are brought up. Yale has two weeks to fix their admission policy or face lawsuit. Yale is denying the charges so this will most likely go to court. I can’t wait to see the charges on discrimination against whites. Finally!!

    It’d be interesting to see if the DOJ will point out the Jew privilege, I’m guessing not. Yale has the second or third highest Jew enrollment. In fact all of Ivy League has over 20% Jewish enrollment, over 10x their supposed population. Only Princeton and Dartmouth have fewer than 20%, but they are busy trying to atone for their anti-Semitic sins. Both now have around 13% Jews and rising each year.

    The Harvard ruling has also been appealed.

    • Replies: @Bugg
    @Anon

    Stacy Robert McCain in his discussion about this indicates Yale's student body is roughly 27% Jewish. Don't care how much we are sold how brilliant The Tribe is, that is ridiculous over representation.

  62. They say that a conservative is a liberal that has been mugged.

    Perhaps a Trump voter is a liberal faced with the prospect of a low-income housing unit being placed on their block.

  63. @nebulafox
    The day I see Section 8 housing projects rising in upper-middle class and wealthy progressive communities is the day I will take baizuo lectures on this seriously.

    IMHO, I think Ron was onto something when he said that part of elite enthusiasm about Mexican immigration was that they make gentrification targets inhabitable again.

    Replies: @Bugg, @guest007

    A lovely section 8 multifamily house next to the Krugman abode in bucolic Princeton, New Jersey sounds like a capital idea. Also, Chappaqua, Martha’s Vineyard, near the Soros’ compound in Armonk, the Chevy Chase/DC border, Malibu, next to Tom Friedman’s mega mansion. These leftist LOVE proposing this stupidity for everyone else, but never for themselves.

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


    A lovely section 8 multifamily house next to the Krugman abode in bucolic Princeton, New Jersey sounds like a capital idea. Also, Chappaqua, Martha’s Vineyard, near the Soros’ compound in Armonk, the Chevy Chase/DC border, Malibu, next to Tom Friedman’s mega mansion. These leftist LOVE proposing this stupidity for everyone else, but never for themselves.
     
    FWIW, New Jersey is subject to two decisions of its Supreme Court, colloquially Abbott, which require the construction "affordable housing" in each municipality.

    Princeton was already built up, however, so it's grandfathered.
  64. @Jesse
    What's going to happen once several generations of leftists who imprinted on suburban living get invited/pushed back into the cities? (Assuming, of course, that everything goes to plan.) The current powers that be are pulsating with resentment at being pushed out of their beloved urban living. What happens when their kids and grandkods start pulsating with resentment at being pushed out of their nice suburbs?

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    Are suburbs really that nice? I hate them.

    I like midsized cities and small, scenic towns. Suburbs are soulless.

    Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools. You do NOT want to send your kids to a public school, even good ones. They don’t teach anything substantial nowadays.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @S. Anonyia

    S Anonyia, Great plan but good luck finding Catholic schools in midsized cities or small towns. Well off suburban parishes can support them, not depleted city parishes. Now, if you are talking HS, that is different, lots of Catholic Prep Schools still functioning in cities, well atleast before Covid-19.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    , @Muggles
    @S. Anonyia

    >>Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools.<<

    Do what you want.

    However suburbs aren't any more "soulless" than your beloved small towns full of folks too dumb or lazy to move elsewhere and get real jobs.

    Those places are full of smug fools who are afraid to move away from mama and papa. Okay for them, but don't put down the people who aren't afraid to compete with the best and brightest. Opportunity abounds.

    As for Catholic schools, have you checked lately? The current Pope is a Woke Marxist who is less Catholic than I am. Catholic seminaries have for years been full of SJWs and people you seem to want to avoid. Depending on where you live the parochial schools may or may not be better than the public schools.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @TWS, @Abolish_public_education

  65. @neutral

    Racial inequality wasn’t an accident
     
    Depends on if you define evolution as an accident or not.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @Dieter Kief

    Races differ because histories and environments differ. So – as long as we have those.

    Ok – and it is doable to get rid of history. Not in the sense of getting rid of things that happened in the past, but in the sense that we remember what has happened in the past – or try to find out. – That can be wiped out – it is already happening with Colombus and Lincoln and Churchill and all these white folks!

    The different environments are something else though. To wipe those out is sure harder – but hey: Why not, let’s try this one too and see, what kinds of improvements it will bring. Interesting prospects, no?

  66. @Hypnotoad666

    As Richard Rothstein reports in his 2017 book “The Color of Law,” F.H.A. guidelines specifically cautioned against loans in communities in which children might share classrooms with other children who “represent a far lower level of society or an incompatible racial element.”
     
    I read the first couple chapters of "Color of Law" to see what kind of case it made. Bottom line: the book is a joke.

    Rothstein's mission is to prove that federal government housing laws and policies systemically oppressed blacks. But he doesn't come close. It's nothing but arm waiving and unwarranted assumptions. If anything, he has to grudgingly admit that the federal government built and financed more housing for blacks than their percentage of the population would warrant (they were a key New Deal constituency, after all).

    But Rothstein's thesis is that: (a) subsidizing housing in black neighborhoods is racist because it encourages blacks to live in those neighborhoods and "perpetuates segregation"; and (b) subsidizing housing in white neighborhoods is racist because it encourages white people to live in those neighborhoods and thus also "perpetuates segregation."

    The book has no footnotes or citations, just some chapter end notes that consist of more argumentation and assertions.

    Krugman hasn't read that nonsense book and, as an economist, he knows the whole "redlining kept blacks from accumulating wealth" argument is nonsense. But he still uses the dishonest media trick of laundering lies through the guise of just relaying what someone else said: "As X reports . . . [insert lie]."

    P.S., Based on Krugman's labored set up as to what the quoted "F.H.A. guideline" snippet is supposedly referring to, you can be sure it's completely out of context.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow, @Reg Cæsar

    Not to mention that their was a huge decrease in black poverty that occurred between 1940 and 1960, before there was anything big in the way of civil rights legislation and while Jim Crow still existed virtually everywhere in the South.

    • Replies: @Jesse
    @Unladen Swallow

    That's not wrong, exactly, but that was a combination of several things (rising from the low level of the Depression, WW2, and the Long Fifties) that don't say much about the correct track going forward. Look at auto safety: yes, the vast bulk of improvements occurred prior to the 1979s, but I have no intention of going back to the fuel guzzling death traps of that era. Ralph Nader did god's work.

    (My pet theory is that things get...difficult, once the remaining population of those in poverty have an average IQ around 85. Solving African American poverty got a lot messier once the remaining population in it were the bottom half of that cohort. The bottom sixth of Whites, eg McDowell County, are a lot harder to "fix" than, say, Brooklyn Jews in the early 20th century. We should never stop trying to help, but you can't address what you won't name.)

  67. Remember last year, when you could click on ‘all’ user comments re NYT opinion pieces and you’d find nearly as many skeptics hostile to their imperious limousine liberalism as there’d be glassy-eyed Kool-Aid drinkers? I knew that was one bug they’d beta-test out of their ‘reader mail’ by 2020, and I wasn’t wrong. This article, for instance, was flooded with self-flagellating white penitents all dropping to their knees begging to be the first to live in New Detroit beginning in 2021.
    For every sensible comment like

    Mr.Krugman was born in Albany and the relocated to Merrick LI. where he attended school. Check the demographics of Merrick and then check the demographics of Freeport, the neighboring town. He can scream all he wants to about Levittown, but he lived and took advantage of living in a wealthier Levittown. Stop the hypocrisy.

    there were twenty to thirty variants of

    Wanna get cured of 50’s nostalgia for a time that never was?

    and

    we are a country that elected an easy to spot liar, grifter, coward, fraud and corrupt unfit Russian dupe

    and even

    When FDR said, “we have nothing to fear but fear itself” he was referring to the economy but could just as easily refer to the fear of black citizens that was (and is) still common amongst many people, and the reason behind laws excluding blacks.
    I am far more afraid of rapacious lobbyists and politicians than I am of my neighbors.

    – in case you were wondering, that last genius even managed to shoehorn in

    We need a cure for ignorance and smugness and fear of difference as much or more than a cure for Covid 19.

    Amazingly, no one bothered to comment

    Sure thing. But you first, ok?

    but I wasn’t expecting to find it, now that they’re pulling out all the stops to elect a dotard who spent 50 years passing the kind of legislation it’s now trendy to bang your spoon on the high-chair screaming about, along with a good-time girl elevated to convenient blank slate for statists to scribble their mash notes on.

    Given that the kind of citizen-journalist videos that CNN passes on (but rack up millions of YouTube views) are the most potent antidote to these kind of proclamations from on high announcing the Divine Right of Democrats, let’s hope a still-Higher Power can at least temporarily prevent the crushing of dissent via the blackout censorship of the Internet; we’re gonna have our hands full getting nationwide mail-in voting stymied as it is.

    • Agree: Muggles
    • Replies: @Kibernetika
    @Ragno

    Krugman grew up in South Merrick, in Nassau County just east of Queens, which was almost exclusively Jewish. That area is closer to "the water" -- canals run through threre, and many homes have private docks. Remember Amy Fischer? She was the extremely mixed up upper middle-class kid who improbably turned to prostitution. She and Paulo K. attended the same high school.

    North Merrick is where the gentiles lived; no canals and boats. I had family in North Merrick. So Merrick was probably 99% white, and then further segregated by religion.

    Both halves of Merrick were "white." Freeport, too, was almost exclusively white until the '70s. Now I think it's mostly Latino. Back in the day Guy Lombardo lived there, and he had a pretty nifty wooden power boat. Nearby Baldwin and Roosevelt famously were blockbusted in the '60s and '70s. The white families with any wealth skedaddled.

  68. Why does whites living in homogeneous communities make jews like Krugman so angry? I really can’t find motivation to jewish behavior anymore beyond pure unbridled hate.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @Pop Warner

    White Gentiles don't support their politics, and still build really good communities, how dare they!

  69. @Hypnotoad666

    As Richard Rothstein reports in his 2017 book “The Color of Law,” F.H.A. guidelines specifically cautioned against loans in communities in which children might share classrooms with other children who “represent a far lower level of society or an incompatible racial element.”
     
    I read the first couple chapters of "Color of Law" to see what kind of case it made. Bottom line: the book is a joke.

    Rothstein's mission is to prove that federal government housing laws and policies systemically oppressed blacks. But he doesn't come close. It's nothing but arm waiving and unwarranted assumptions. If anything, he has to grudgingly admit that the federal government built and financed more housing for blacks than their percentage of the population would warrant (they were a key New Deal constituency, after all).

    But Rothstein's thesis is that: (a) subsidizing housing in black neighborhoods is racist because it encourages blacks to live in those neighborhoods and "perpetuates segregation"; and (b) subsidizing housing in white neighborhoods is racist because it encourages white people to live in those neighborhoods and thus also "perpetuates segregation."

    The book has no footnotes or citations, just some chapter end notes that consist of more argumentation and assertions.

    Krugman hasn't read that nonsense book and, as an economist, he knows the whole "redlining kept blacks from accumulating wealth" argument is nonsense. But he still uses the dishonest media trick of laundering lies through the guise of just relaying what someone else said: "As X reports . . . [insert lie]."

    P.S., Based on Krugman's labored set up as to what the quoted "F.H.A. guideline" snippet is supposedly referring to, you can be sure it's completely out of context.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow, @Reg Cæsar

    If anything, he has to grudgingly admit that the federal government built and financed more housing for blacks than their percentage of the population would warrant (they were a key New Deal constituency, after all).

    Along with Theodore Bilbo’s. “Hey, what say we bury the hatchet for a decade or two, and ally to mulct those Yankees for some goodies!”

    “But Zora says he’s a Bolshevik.”

    “Exactly. That’s what we need at the moment!”

  70. @Unladen Swallow
    @Hypnotoad666

    Not to mention that their was a huge decrease in black poverty that occurred between 1940 and 1960, before there was anything big in the way of civil rights legislation and while Jim Crow still existed virtually everywhere in the South.

    Replies: @Jesse

    That’s not wrong, exactly, but that was a combination of several things (rising from the low level of the Depression, WW2, and the Long Fifties) that don’t say much about the correct track going forward. Look at auto safety: yes, the vast bulk of improvements occurred prior to the 1979s, but I have no intention of going back to the fuel guzzling death traps of that era. Ralph Nader did god’s work.

    (My pet theory is that things get…difficult, once the remaining population of those in poverty have an average IQ around 85. Solving African American poverty got a lot messier once the remaining population in it were the bottom half of that cohort. The bottom sixth of Whites, eg McDowell County, are a lot harder to “fix” than, say, Brooklyn Jews in the early 20th century. We should never stop trying to help, but you can’t address what you won’t name.)

  71. @advancedatheist
    Given how badly blacks handle personal finance, from hindsight redlining did them a favor by keeping them from borrowing money they couldn't pay back. Instead it had the effect of forcing them to live more frugally than they would have otherwise.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Federalist, @Peter D. Bredon

    Yeah, it’s discrimination if you don’t lend to blacks and predatory lending if you do.

  72. This can work… If you scatter them completely. No 2 blacks within 10 kilometers of each other. More than enough!

  73. @El Dato
    It's as if the big blowout from 2007/2008 never even happened.

    Krugman is not an Economist.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems, @jim jones, @Barnard, @Prester John

    Krugman wrote Economics textbooks before he became a NY Times columnist. James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal used to include examples of Krugman contradicting himself when he wrote the Best of the Web column. It was a regular feature of the column, Krugman gave him a lot of material. I don’t know if anyone has kept that up since he quit writing that column.

    The young, diverse, vibrant woke should demand a purge of NY Times columnists. Krugman, Charles Blow, Frank Bruni, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, when is the last time any of these hacks wrote something thought provoking or worth reading? Would several full time columns about black women’s hair really be a step down from what they produce?

    • Replies: @Redman
    @Barnard

    All so true. But is Ross Douthat still there? (I wouldn't know because my only contact with the NYT is through Steve). He says some interesting stuff on occasion.

    , @Bugg
    @Barnard

    When Dowd allows her middle class and sensible brother his one annual column, that is worth a read.

    , @Gianni in Guernsey
    @Barnard

    What no one at the paper of record wrote about Amy who was really chased out of Syracuse university who did nothing about it in contrast to redneck u who fell over backwards over Jackie Coakley rip off of a Hollywood movie or two. I guess erdely-whoever does not work for them.

  74. Racial inequality. . . was an ugly political choice.

    To be fair, I don’t think that blacks chose to be less intelligent, more violent, and have poor impulse control.

  75. @Redneck farmer
    What % black underclass is acceptable for schools the Krugman children attend?

    Replies: @Jesse, @black sea, @Escher, @Anonymousse

    Based on Mr. Krugman physiognomy it’s essentially impossible for me to believe that his sperm count is high enough to produce children. If there are any children *associated* with him I’d be looking for resemblance to the lawn guy or the head of the Black Studies department at Princeton.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anonymousse

    Ezra Journolist Klein is married to a woman and has had a child by her. Ira Glass -- the radio host who sounds like an eight year old boy talking through his nose to be annoying -- is past middle age and had a nuclear family until his divorce. Physiognomy is likelihood not certainty.

    Replies: @jimbo, @Steve Sailer, @Gabe Ruth

  76. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is so cute in his expression of outrage about the shooting death of 11-year-old Anisa Scott.

    https://www.channel3000.com/unacceptable-wisconsins-governor-madison-mayor-want-to-see-change-after-11-year-old-girl-killed/

    The police believe that a man firing from an automobile intended to shoot a man in an automobile passing by, but he missed and killed this innocent young lady instead.

    Governor Evers want’s a “conversation about gun safety.” What is he talking about? Firearms training for the members of the minority community that they are able to shoot straight from a moving car? Don’t settle a beef with a man who disrespected you without a clear sight line to a backstop?

    The Governor wants to “get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.” There is a known policy for bringing this about that goes by the name of Stop and Frisk. There is another known remedy, which is slowing the rate of migration of persons from the streets of Chicago into Madison, WI according to the change in housing policy announced by President Trump, but I am not certain that Mr. Evers has this in mind.

  77. @Bugg
    @nebulafox

    A lovely section 8 multifamily house next to the Krugman abode in bucolic Princeton, New Jersey sounds like a capital idea. Also, Chappaqua, Martha's Vineyard, near the Soros' compound in Armonk, the Chevy Chase/DC border, Malibu, next to Tom Friedman's mega mansion. These leftist LOVE proposing this stupidity for everyone else, but never for themselves.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    A lovely section 8 multifamily house next to the Krugman abode in bucolic Princeton, New Jersey sounds like a capital idea. Also, Chappaqua, Martha’s Vineyard, near the Soros’ compound in Armonk, the Chevy Chase/DC border, Malibu, next to Tom Friedman’s mega mansion. These leftist LOVE proposing this stupidity for everyone else, but never for themselves.

    FWIW, New Jersey is subject to two decisions of its Supreme Court, colloquially Abbott, which require the construction “affordable housing” in each municipality.

    Princeton was already built up, however, so it’s grandfathered.

  78. Krugman somehow failed to shoehorn Belarus into this. He’s slipping

    • Agree: J.Ross
    • Troll: Unladen Swallow
    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @Anonymous

    Sorry, slipped I meant LOL

  79. Does Paul still own this nice secluded — SUBURBAN — spread in Princeton?

    A spread that was no doubt initially subsidized by Princeton U. when Paul joined the faculty, a very important bene given to incoming hires:

    https://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/paul-krugmans-house/view/google/

    I suppose he is desperately trying to avoid at least the appearance of anti-suburban hypocrisy by his 2009 purchase of a New York apartment:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/6020236/Paul-Krugman-pays-1.7m-for-Manhattan-apartment.html

    Congrats, Paul! In addition to being horrifically wrong prognosticator, you can experience the Urban decline of a city ruined by your co-religionist brain dead Democrats.

  80. @Barnard
    @El Dato

    Krugman wrote Economics textbooks before he became a NY Times columnist. James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal used to include examples of Krugman contradicting himself when he wrote the Best of the Web column. It was a regular feature of the column, Krugman gave him a lot of material. I don't know if anyone has kept that up since he quit writing that column.

    The young, diverse, vibrant woke should demand a purge of NY Times columnists. Krugman, Charles Blow, Frank Bruni, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, when is the last time any of these hacks wrote something thought provoking or worth reading? Would several full time columns about black women's hair really be a step down from what they produce?

    Replies: @Redman, @Bugg, @Gianni in Guernsey

    All so true. But is Ross Douthat still there? (I wouldn’t know because my only contact with the NYT is through Steve). He says some interesting stuff on occasion.

  81. @Anon
    A Chapman U. Constitutional Law prof John Eastman said yesterday that KH isn't eligible to be VP because her parents weren't citizens at the time of her birth, even though she was born in CA in 1964. Her mom came to the US from India in 1960 and her dad from Jamaica in 1963, both to study at UCB, so clearly neither were citizens at the time of her birth, as it takes at least a decade to progress from student visa to work visa to green card to citizenship. Eastman argued that her parents didn't pass the "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" clause in the 14th amendment, as all non-citizens.

    Trump has now come under fire for not dismissing that outright during a press conference.

    Replies: @anon, @botazefa, @TWS

    A Chapman U. Constitutional Law prof John Eastman said yesterday that KH isn’t eligible to be VP

    That ship sailed back when nice Mr. Lightbringer entered the White House. The ship is well below the horizon on its way to some other land by now.

  82. @nebulafox
    The day I see Section 8 housing projects rising in upper-middle class and wealthy progressive communities is the day I will take baizuo lectures on this seriously.

    IMHO, I think Ron was onto something when he said that part of elite enthusiasm about Mexican immigration was that they make gentrification targets inhabitable again.

    Replies: @Bugg, @guest007

    If you want to find the next neighborhood that will be gentrified, find out where the gay men are purchasing older homes. Most gay men can live in neighborhoods that whites families would never think of moving into. Within a few years of the gays moving in, the restaurants get better, the real estate prices go up and single heterosexual whites will start to bid up the real estate.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  83. @George
    "but you moronic Republicans need them, good and hard."

    Local Dubuque builders and construction workers need them too. Local government workers also need them to keep their federal money coming in. And without people you loose representatives and therefore federal money.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    George, nice comment and NYS, ruled by Andrew Cuomo and his one party lackies, is losing population and therefore representation in Congress, but they are cool with that. Did I mention I loathe Andrew Cuomo?

  84. @El Dato
    It's as if the big blowout from 2007/2008 never even happened.

    Krugman is not an Economist.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems, @jim jones, @Barnard, @Prester John

    Am reading Chris Caldwell’s “The Age of Entitlement”. The section on “The Great Recession” (actually it was a depression with a small “d”) details how the Clinton and the two Bush administrations turned home ownership into a “civil right”, with people who didn’t have the proverbial pot to piss in were given mortgages with no down payments.

  85. Alex Jones connected bloggers did some real journalism and this morning both were arrested. Millennial Millie and Tore Says say they have a copy of a Democratic National Committee server with illegal plans on it. Or they said that before police showed up and announced that a grand jury had been quite rapidly confected and now these two are in jail.
    >but infowars
    Laugh all you want, Democrats having both horrible computer security and illegal plans to throw an election is as solid and established as gravity. It was literally what happened last time. There is no basis for doubting it until proof to the contrary emerges. It’s as illogical as suspecting that a registered sex offender in a school playground is up to no good.
    >but maybe they don’t have anything
    Maybe, more will come out soon. Just wanted to bring up that journalists who actually report news get arrested and journalists who foment violence and cover up the murder of a five year old boy get the Pulitzer.

    • Thanks: BenKenobi
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross


    ... journalists who foment violence and cover up the murder of a five year old boy get the Pulitzer.
     
    It's not a "coverup". Everyday occurances are lucky to make the local paper. This is one of them.

    A trashman's strike has to go on for a week or two before it makes the papers and local stations on the other side of the same state. This killing is far less unusual than a trash or transit strike.

    A white man killing a black child, even by accident, is so rare it makes the worldwide news stream. Cf. Crown Heights. Matthew Shepard was killed by whites and Gary Trzaska by blacks on the same day. Guess which one got all the attention? Because it was rare!

    It's not a coverup. It's a concession. To us.

    Let's use it!

  86. @YetAnotherAnon
    https://twitter.com/kuangshengnz/status/1294225159105024001

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    Well done, thank you.

    PS

    Your text message makes no sense to me though. It’s a tricky task to get this right. You’re above your character’s head, I guesss. For me it’s quite likely that he did not reflect about the media coverage of his deed. My hypothesis would be, it was much more personal and/or primal process stuff that made him act as he did. Drugs maybe too – the big rgression-push. Or an accident…

    • Replies: @anon
    @Dieter Kief

    The cartoonist is using the voice of the murderer to make the larger point, not to actually assign a motive.

    Normally I'd LOL AUTISTIC for an iSteve comment like this but you're forgiven as a literal-minded German.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

  87. @Redman
    Paul Krugman lives across the street from my father in a luxury condo on Riverside Drive and 8X Street. A thoroughly unvibrant part of NYC if there ever was one. Do as I say, not as I do.

    But what can you expect. This is the same guy who, back in about 1995, said that the internet would never be that big of a deal, and probably about as significant as the 1980s fax machine. How'd that prediction turn out?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

    I edited out the second digit of what cross street he lives on to go along with my John Lennon Rule of not giving out very precise locations of where anybody lives.

  88. @Jane Plain
    Serious, non-troll question.

    Black TFR is now below replacement.

    If low-income blacks are moved out of dense urban concentrations, won't that destroy their political power?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Known Fact, @Rob McX

    Jane, good question. In the inner city black voters are rounded up from a community center or church, given some pocket change, a meal and bussed to the voting booths. They also rely on public transpotation, which is often non existent in the suburbs. But, on the other hand, their one liberal vote cancels one conservative vote in their new district. Could hurt in a school board election.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Buffalo Joe


    But, on the other hand, their one liberal vote cancels one conservative vote in their new district. Could hurt in a school board election.

     

    Joe, I agree that this would suck for the communities that the inner city blacks are dumped into. Just pointing out that (see my comment about black TFR) there isn't, as some here think, an inexhaustible supply of blacks coming out of black wombs, as there was when they were mostly rural. And that breaking up concentrations of blacks will dilute their power.

    All of this brings up something that Steve hasn't dealt with in a while. How are the blacks that go to leafy suburban schools such as New Trier and Shaker Heights doing?
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Buffalo Joe

    Walking-around money.

  89. @guest007
    For all the talk about redlining and the Color of Law, why does no one ever point out that about 2/3 of the housing stock in the U.S. was built after 1968. That means that most of the housing that exists in the U.S. today was never red lined or did that housing ever have a restrictive covenant with regard to race or ethnicity.

    Also, why does no one every point out that no one has to tell the bank their race when it comes to applying for a loan or try to find race or ethnicity in your credit report.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    +1

  90. Where does Paul live? I don’t need an address – couldn’t care less about that – but what neighborhood? This is all rhetorical: I know Krugman squats in surroundings whiter than mine. Laurel Grove is an island of mostly gringo surrounded by area codes of iffy drive-bayo. I’m sure his is as pricey as it is honkific.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @San Fernando Curt

    Upper West Side.

  91. @Alexander Turok

    Housing prices soared, in part because building restrictions in many suburbs banned multifamily units.
     
    And also because building restrictions in many cities and suburbs prevented anything from being built. Outside of my hometown there is land that is sold for ridiculously low prices, the catch being that there's little chance anyone will be allowed to build on it.

    Trump may claim that such policies would “destroy suburbia,” but that only makes sense if you believe that the only alternative to bloody anarchy is a community that looks exactly like Levittown in 1955.
     
    I don't, though the Left is trying hard to give people that impression.

    And Black families, who were shut out of a rising market at a time when many other Americans were sharing in the fruits of a housing boom, found the financial barriers to homeownership especially daunting.
     
    Yeah, that's what happened, LOL. It's funny, just like with Leftists it's always 1965, with Steve it's always 2016. A Martian reading his blog would never get the impression Trump is actually President. Steve still has yet to actually quote POTUS's words, so I'll once more do so:

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1288509572223651840

    Substitute in "milk/gasoline/bread/car prices will go up based on the market," it sounds rather nonsensical. Market prices rise because of inflation, but if there's no inflation, the trend in a market based system would be that prices are stable.. The twat perfectly sums up why he will lose: working class Whites don't want "their housing prices" to go up, and his Dumb Prole Act is a turn off for wealthier Whites who do. And I just love the "crime will go down" line, LOL! We're in the midst of this massive crime wave, and he says crime will go down because of a repeal of a rule that was hardly ever enforced anyway.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Alex, not to be confrontational, but how do you equate anything Trump has done with an increase in violent crime? The crime wave isn’t in the suburbs but in the dem controlled cities.

    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
    @Buffalo Joe

    He's encouraged the radicalism of the Left, poking the tiger with the stick, while he's not actually doing anything to restrain it. You could always say the tiger would have attacked anyway, and you may be right.

    "City" and "suburb" are weasel words. If I randomly selected a street corner in my city, you'd say "that's a suburb," if I named the city, you'd recognize it as a "Democrat-controlled city." The homicide rate is up significantly this year. If I went outside the limits of the city and took the picture, you would call it a suburb, and you'd be right, but more and more of them every year are falling to Democrat control. Most voted for Hillary, even if they (for now) have Republican local governments.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but we're rapidly approaching a point where you can't be employed, highly skilled, and work anywhere other than a Democrat-controlled city, suburb, or college town. You have to go farther and farther into the exurbs to find somewhere not controlled by Democrats, and you'd still be exposed to the environment of the city you must commute to. At least that was the case before corona. Republicans have Phoenix, Oklahoma City, and they're losing those too.

    There are some people who think it's perfectly fine if the Right loses every single person with a >120 IQ. Indeed, they want that to happen because they hate being reminded how stupid they are.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Buffalo Joe

    "Alex, not to be confrontational"

    Whyever not? Not only do we need a "Cretin" button for some commenters, I think a "Wazzock" button is also required.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Wazzock

  92. OT: Holy shit, somebody on the Trump campaign made a remark that Kamala Harris was like Marge Simpson. The Simpsons responded. Not anywhere near as cringe as the ‘Squad’ stuff.

    But the Simpsons has never revealed it’s Harvard mafia writers room culture more than this.

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1294361395413176322

    • Replies: @anon
    @Altai

    Simpsons is full woke and grasping (gasping?) for relevance. Much to the detriment of practically every pop culture reference out of my mouth on a daily basis.

  93. @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @Dieter Kief

    Hate to ass kiss,but Sailer is,well,the Latinos have a name for him:El Magnifico!

    People like Krugman are scum.

    And don't forget what Kam said about being that little girl;the best day of her childhood was the day she got on that bus...and got away from the black kids.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    And don’t forget what Kam said about being that little girl;the best day of her childhood was the day she got on that bus…and got away from the black kids.

    It still astonishes me how this five-folded and crumbled and messed up stuff seems to come across just fine for her. – She might have entered a sphere beyond contradiction – whether it is her position on guns, or weed or – – – – Joe Biden – – – – or race – – – this is quite something altogether. – Maybe Frank Zappa was at times close to such stuff – let me think – Waka/Jawaka! – And: Weasels Rip Your Flesh – and One Size Fits All – – – well, that fits these – – – – Kamala Harris- – – happenings (sigh) – – – somehow. Or – why not -: – Just fine.

    PS

    Our host sure has his perfectly understated (and – – thus? – partly at least underrated) moments of Brazen Glory.

  94. @GoVadgers
    @ErisGuy


    Things Krugman presents as “ugly”
     
    “It’s an ugly world out there.”

    Paul Krugman, NYT columnist, claims hacker 'compromised' IP address to download child porn

    https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/9/paul-krugman-nyt-columnist-claims-hacker-compromis/
     
    https://i0.wp.com/www.independentsentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/kiddie-porn.png

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    He should’ve been a Friend of Jeffrey like Alan Dershowitz was, then he could have gotten his kiddie pron (or worse) straight from the source. However, the Epstein regular bill of fare might have been too old for the Nobel laureate’s more youthful tastes. Maybe Ghislane could have found what he was looking for at a Haitian or Romanian orphanage, but Paul has been problematic on Israel so they would’ve needed to have a talk about that later.

  95. @Anon
    OT: how about the DOJ's finding today that Yale discriminates against Asian and *white* applicants? This the first time discrimination against whites are brought up. Yale has two weeks to fix their admission policy or face lawsuit. Yale is denying the charges so this will most likely go to court. I can't wait to see the charges on discrimination against whites. Finally!!

    It'd be interesting to see if the DOJ will point out the Jew privilege, I'm guessing not. Yale has the second or third highest Jew enrollment. In fact all of Ivy League has over 20% Jewish enrollment, over 10x their supposed population. Only Princeton and Dartmouth have fewer than 20%, but they are busy trying to atone for their anti-Semitic sins. Both now have around 13% Jews and rising each year.

    The Harvard ruling has also been appealed.

    Replies: @Bugg

    Stacy Robert McCain in his discussion about this indicates Yale’s student body is roughly 27% Jewish. Don’t care how much we are sold how brilliant The Tribe is, that is ridiculous over representation.

  96. @J.Ross
    Alex Jones connected bloggers did some real journalism and this morning both were arrested. Millennial Millie and Tore Says say they have a copy of a Democratic National Committee server with illegal plans on it. Or they said that before police showed up and announced that a grand jury had been quite rapidly confected and now these two are in jail.
    >but infowars
    Laugh all you want, Democrats having both horrible computer security and illegal plans to throw an election is as solid and established as gravity. It was literally what happened last time. There is no basis for doubting it until proof to the contrary emerges. It's as illogical as suspecting that a registered sex offender in a school playground is up to no good.
    >but maybe they don't have anything
    Maybe, more will come out soon. Just wanted to bring up that journalists who actually report news get arrested and journalists who foment violence and cover up the murder of a five year old boy get the Pulitzer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    … journalists who foment violence and cover up the murder of a five year old boy get the Pulitzer.

    It’s not a “coverup”. Everyday occurances are lucky to make the local paper. This is one of them.

    A trashman’s strike has to go on for a week or two before it makes the papers and local stations on the other side of the same state. This killing is far less unusual than a trash or transit strike.

    A white man killing a black child, even by accident, is so rare it makes the worldwide news stream. Cf. Crown Heights. Matthew Shepard was killed by whites and Gary Trzaska by blacks on the same day. Guess which one got all the attention? Because it was rare!

    It’s not a coverup. It’s a concession. To us.

    Let’s use it!

  97. @Barnard
    @El Dato

    Krugman wrote Economics textbooks before he became a NY Times columnist. James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal used to include examples of Krugman contradicting himself when he wrote the Best of the Web column. It was a regular feature of the column, Krugman gave him a lot of material. I don't know if anyone has kept that up since he quit writing that column.

    The young, diverse, vibrant woke should demand a purge of NY Times columnists. Krugman, Charles Blow, Frank Bruni, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, when is the last time any of these hacks wrote something thought provoking or worth reading? Would several full time columns about black women's hair really be a step down from what they produce?

    Replies: @Redman, @Bugg, @Gianni in Guernsey

    When Dowd allows her middle class and sensible brother his one annual column, that is worth a read.

  98. @Anonymous
    Krugman somehow failed to shoehorn Belarus into this. He's slipping

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    Sorry, slipped I meant LOL

  99. @Anonymousse
    @Redneck farmer

    Based on Mr. Krugman physiognomy it’s essentially impossible for me to believe that his sperm count is high enough to produce children. If there are any children *associated* with him I’d be looking for resemblance to the lawn guy or the head of the Black Studies department at Princeton.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Ezra Journolist Klein is married to a woman and has had a child by her. Ira Glass — the radio host who sounds like an eight year old boy talking through his nose to be annoying — is past middle age and had a nuclear family until his divorce. Physiognomy is likelihood not certainty.

    • Replies: @jimbo
    @J.Ross

    Glass has no kids. The closest they got was a pitbull. (Unfortunately it only mauled others, not Glass himself.)

    , @Steve Sailer
    @J.Ross

    Ezra Klein's wife Annie Lowrey appears to be the prettiest non-TV journalist of her generation. I'm sure many will write in to complain that she's less attractive than, say, Denise Richards in her "Starship Troopers" prime

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNzAwMWI3ZGQtYjA5MC00N2I2LWFlYmYtMDcwZDFiODQ5MzRiXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTEwNDU1MzEy._V1_.jpg

    but for a print journalist she's not at all bad. In turn, that suggests well of Ezra. In a difficult economic era for news and opinion, he's perhaps made more money than off this industry than any other American of his generation.

    Replies: @a Newsreader, @utu

    , @Gabe Ruth
    @J.Ross

    Chris Hayes is the greatest counter to physiognomy-is-real in this regard.

  100. @Barnard
    @El Dato

    Krugman wrote Economics textbooks before he became a NY Times columnist. James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal used to include examples of Krugman contradicting himself when he wrote the Best of the Web column. It was a regular feature of the column, Krugman gave him a lot of material. I don't know if anyone has kept that up since he quit writing that column.

    The young, diverse, vibrant woke should demand a purge of NY Times columnists. Krugman, Charles Blow, Frank Bruni, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, when is the last time any of these hacks wrote something thought provoking or worth reading? Would several full time columns about black women's hair really be a step down from what they produce?

    Replies: @Redman, @Bugg, @Gianni in Guernsey

    What no one at the paper of record wrote about Amy who was really chased out of Syracuse university who did nothing about it in contrast to redneck u who fell over backwards over Jackie Coakley rip off of a Hollywood movie or two. I guess erdely-whoever does not work for them.

  101. @Jane Plain
    Serious, non-troll question.

    Black TFR is now below replacement.

    If low-income blacks are moved out of dense urban concentrations, won't that destroy their political power?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Known Fact, @Rob McX

    No, because the dense urban districts still remain black-controlled, and could be slightly redrawn in the state legislature if need be to retain these safe black seats.

    But this full control is a double-edged sword. If a group really wants more political clout, the best way is to have a 55-45 edge in a lot of districts, rather than a 90-10 edge in just a few districts. Gerrymandering the political map tries to achieve this result for your side

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Known Fact


    No, because the dense urban districts still remain black-controlled, and could be slightly redrawn in the state legislature if need be to retain these safe black seats.

     

    For now, but not for the future. Look where the puck is going. Demography is destiny. Black power rests on a very fragile base.

    The real, long-term problem is leftist whites.

    Replies: @Rob McX

  102. @Altai
    Every year Family Guy sends very un-PC ads to the Emmy committee. This one got the most flak.

    https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/05/family-guy-ad-for-emmy-voters-targets-brentwood-jews

    https://i0.wp.com/popbytes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/family-guy.jpg

    This one got less attention.

    https://perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/famguycoverchmod.jpg

    I remember years ago taking a MOOC and one of the datasets used was one detailing factors most influencing (Or highly correlated proxies for them) house price values in the US. As he went over some of them, he stopped abruptly but on the screen it was clear to see 'Percentage black' which he didn't read out and just went 'And.. some others'. It was all the funnier because he was a famous statistician from South Africa and despite many years in the US, his Afrikaner accent was still strongly in effect.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Brentwood Jews
    Truly merciless.

  103. Lots of blacks have lived in Brentwood, such as … such as … O.J. Simpson.

    And the racist justice system did its best to drive OJ out.

  104. @Anon
    A Chapman U. Constitutional Law prof John Eastman said yesterday that KH isn't eligible to be VP because her parents weren't citizens at the time of her birth, even though she was born in CA in 1964. Her mom came to the US from India in 1960 and her dad from Jamaica in 1963, both to study at UCB, so clearly neither were citizens at the time of her birth, as it takes at least a decade to progress from student visa to work visa to green card to citizenship. Eastman argued that her parents didn't pass the "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" clause in the 14th amendment, as all non-citizens.

    Trump has now come under fire for not dismissing that outright during a press conference.

    Replies: @anon, @botazefa, @TWS

    Eastman argued that her parents didn’t pass the “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” clause in the 14th amendment, as all non-citizens.

    How is someone physically within the US categorized as anything other that directly subject to US jurisdiction?

  105. @Bragadocious
    As a city dweller, this makes me wonder if I should support Biden-Harris. If they're going to ship thousands of Sec. 8 residents to the leafy suburbs to enrich the locals then I might have to get on board--for the right reasons of course, which have nothing to do with my property values. I respect suburbanites and envy their 2-car garages, but someone's gotta take one for the team. Especially the BLM white soccer moms virtue signalling on Facetwat. Watch out for crushed discarded boxes of Newports.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Brag, not just the suburbs. There is a trendy SJW area of Buffalo known as Elmwood Village. Supposedly one of the best neighborhoods in America to live in. Hear the squealing when one or two old Victorian houses are demolished to put up Section 8 four or six unit apartmants. Rare is the driveway, let alone a garage. So coming soon, parking on the lawn or double parking to go along with the Newport boxes.

  106. @Jesse
    @Redneck farmer

    He doesn't have kids, and Mrs Krugman is one of those ghost White "Black" ladies.

    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn't necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with "do as I say, not as I do".

    It is noteworthy that the only people who can afford to not be hypocritical about this are people with no kids.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz, @AnotherDad, @Thatgirl

    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn’t necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with “do as I say, not as I do”.

    Spot on Jesse!

    We started with a great American leader who was (involuntarily) childless. And one of the great prophets of our age–Pat Buchanan–is also (involuntarily) childless. But as a general rule, leadership should not be in the hands of the childless. The childless are prone to be less realistic and fall more easily for utopian silliness.

    Which is not a knock on the younger guys here (not sure there are any younger girls?). I hope y’all will find a nice worthy girl–no easy task anymore–and go on life’s journey with her. But it is to say that children are both the greatest joy of life and both our gift to and bond with the future. And politics is fundamentally about securing the possible future for them.

    • Replies: @Don't Look at Me
    @AnotherDad

    "We started with a great American leader who was (involuntarily) childless."

    Not entirely true. George Washington had no biological children, but Martha had two surviving kids (six year old Jack and four year old Martha) and George became their step-father when he and Martha married. Historians say that he treated them as if they were his own. At those young ages they certainly would have bonded to George as any child would to their biological father.

  107. @S. Anonyia
    @Jesse

    Are suburbs really that nice? I hate them.

    I like midsized cities and small, scenic towns. Suburbs are soulless.

    Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools. You do NOT want to send your kids to a public school, even good ones. They don’t teach anything substantial nowadays.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Muggles

    S Anonyia, Great plan but good luck finding Catholic schools in midsized cities or small towns. Well off suburban parishes can support them, not depleted city parishes. Now, if you are talking HS, that is different, lots of Catholic Prep Schools still functioning in cities, well atleast before Covid-19.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Buffalo Joe

    There are probably about 2 dozen Catholic schools within 30 miles of where I live. It’s not a booming, fake suburb with slick, sterile buildings/neighborhoods (I’m thinking of the rather soulless vibes I get from places like Dallas and Atlanta here) adjacent to a large city. I live in an old, historically Catholic midsized city with lots of surrounding and mostly self-sustaining small towns. There are other midsized cities a short distance away.

    I actually went to a “good” public school and taught a few years in several so-so public schools. Trust me, no matter how good the school district is, don’t send your kids to public schools! The teachers are morons who haven’t mentally left high school themselves, and the overemphasis on sports is absurd (I say this as someone who loves being active, too). I’m not particularly religious but Catholic schools clearly offer higher quality academics. I slept through my supposedly wonderful public high school with mostly A’s and did very well on my ACT/SAT despite little preparation. Also, public schools waste too much time on asinine assemblies and whatnot.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  108. anon[908] • Disclaimer says:

    Redlining in Philadelphia mostly effected whites. The University of Pennsylvania did a study on redlining in Philadelphia which demonstrated the red-lined neighborhoods had more Italians and Irish than Blacks.

    Kensington was red-lined , as were the Italian areas in South Philly. My Great Grandfather owned a home in Powelton village (west Philly) which was red-lined.

    Growing up in west Philly during the twenties, my grandfathers neighborhood in Philly was 97% white. When it as red lined it was still 90% white. My great grandfather refused to sell , and lived there until he passed away in 1960. His children sold the building for about $9,500 which was probably less than my Great grandfather paid for it in 1920. Today the building is split into 2 homes, each one is worth about $450,000 due to gentrification of the area.

    Redlining these neighborhoods made living in these areas less costly , and resulted in more blacks moving into these areas. Without red-lining these areas may have stayed more white.

  109. @Jane Plain
    Serious, non-troll question.

    Black TFR is now below replacement.

    If low-income blacks are moved out of dense urban concentrations, won't that destroy their political power?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Known Fact, @Rob McX

    Black TFR is now below replacement.

    I’m always surprised when I hear that, because the type of black that’s talked about on iSteve usually has a bunch of kids. George Floyd had five, and two grandchildren.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Rob McX

    Steve has talked so much of TFR and you never picked up the basics?

    You don't count TFR by looking at men. You look at women. One black guy can have 1500 kids - but what about the baby mamas? If each baby mama has 1.5 kids, then TFR is below replacement.

    It's hard to get good stats about this, but I came across this:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    Black TFR is 1.792 - well below replacement level.

    If you have a better source, I'd be interested to see it. I have seen other sources that say different. Some of the others I've seen show a black TFR that hovers just above replacement... so who knows?

    I'd like to see one of the more numerate commenters here project two generations hence, with those TFRs.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @AnotherDad
    @Rob McX



    Black TFR is now below replacement.
     
    I’m always surprised when I hear that, because the type of black that’s talked about on iSteve usually has a bunch of kids. George Floyd had five, and two grandchildren.
     
    You're surprised because the black TFR is even more skewed than the white.

    It is college educated black women whose TFR has collapsed to East Asian or Eastern European levels. They simply can not find college educated--or even just "decent"--black men to marry them and not being complete flakes they don't want to be single moms with bastard children.

    Black men are simply not "college material" because the attitudinal "acting white" aversion piles on top of the IQ issue. They are keeping it real. And then the ones who do graduate college have options, both with white women and basically being able to--with any sort of game at all--"play the field" of black women. So it's hard for black women--especially of average looks--to actually harness one. I knew a few black women in this very annoying predicament. This is one more way that "diversity sucks".

    Hence, native black fertility is dominated by the "less discerning" black women. So believe it or not, American blacks are actually getting genetically even less conscientious and less intelligent! (Offset a bit by the Colin Kaepernick mixes whitening them up.)

    What a great future!
  110. This is such an easy layup for Trump – go to the microphone and ask Kamala if her husband’s Family moved in 1979 to avoid getting him bused? And then ask her if she still believes if Biden would not have wanted her get bussed?

    I really think Trump has given up, some kind of a back room deal has been cut, he’s going to go out swinging wildly in this election in return for him not getting legally harassed after he leaves.

  111. @Rob McX
    @Jane Plain


    Black TFR is now below replacement.
     
    I'm always surprised when I hear that, because the type of black that's talked about on iSteve usually has a bunch of kids. George Floyd had five, and two grandchildren.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @AnotherDad

    Steve has talked so much of TFR and you never picked up the basics?

    You don’t count TFR by looking at men. You look at women. One black guy can have 1500 kids – but what about the baby mamas? If each baby mama has 1.5 kids, then TFR is below replacement.

    It’s hard to get good stats about this, but I came across this:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    Black TFR is 1.792 – well below replacement level.

    If you have a better source, I’d be interested to see it. I have seen other sources that say different. Some of the others I’ve seen show a black TFR that hovers just above replacement… so who knows?

    I’d like to see one of the more numerate commenters here project two generations hence, with those TFRs.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jane Plain

    "Black TFR is 1.792 – well below replacement level."

    Aren't a third of black babies aborted, or is this just a DR^3 talking point?

  112. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jane Plain

    Jane, good question. In the inner city black voters are rounded up from a community center or church, given some pocket change, a meal and bussed to the voting booths. They also rely on public transpotation, which is often non existent in the suburbs. But, on the other hand, their one liberal vote cancels one conservative vote in their new district. Could hurt in a school board election.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @JohnnyWalker123

    But, on the other hand, their one liberal vote cancels one conservative vote in their new district. Could hurt in a school board election.

    Joe, I agree that this would suck for the communities that the inner city blacks are dumped into. Just pointing out that (see my comment about black TFR) there isn’t, as some here think, an inexhaustible supply of blacks coming out of black wombs, as there was when they were mostly rural. And that breaking up concentrations of blacks will dilute their power.

    All of this brings up something that Steve hasn’t dealt with in a while. How are the blacks that go to leafy suburban schools such as New Trier and Shaker Heights doing?

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  113. @Rob McX
    @Jane Plain


    Black TFR is now below replacement.
     
    I'm always surprised when I hear that, because the type of black that's talked about on iSteve usually has a bunch of kids. George Floyd had five, and two grandchildren.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @AnotherDad

    Black TFR is now below replacement.

    I’m always surprised when I hear that, because the type of black that’s talked about on iSteve usually has a bunch of kids. George Floyd had five, and two grandchildren.

    You’re surprised because the black TFR is even more skewed than the white.

    It is college educated black women whose TFR has collapsed to East Asian or Eastern European levels. They simply can not find college educated–or even just “decent”–black men to marry them and not being complete flakes they don’t want to be single moms with bastard children.

    Black men are simply not “college material” because the attitudinal “acting white” aversion piles on top of the IQ issue. They are keeping it real. And then the ones who do graduate college have options, both with white women and basically being able to–with any sort of game at all–“play the field” of black women. So it’s hard for black women–especially of average looks–to actually harness one. I knew a few black women in this very annoying predicament. This is one more way that “diversity sucks”.

    Hence, native black fertility is dominated by the “less discerning” black women. So believe it or not, American blacks are actually getting genetically even less conscientious and less intelligent! (Offset a bit by the Colin Kaepernick mixes whitening them up.)

    What a great future!

    • Thanks: Rob McX
  114. @Buffalo Joe
    @Alexander Turok

    Alex, not to be confrontational, but how do you equate anything Trump has done with an increase in violent crime? The crime wave isn't in the suburbs but in the dem controlled cities.

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @YetAnotherAnon

    He’s encouraged the radicalism of the Left, poking the tiger with the stick, while he’s not actually doing anything to restrain it. You could always say the tiger would have attacked anyway, and you may be right.

    “City” and “suburb” are weasel words. If I randomly selected a street corner in my city, you’d say “that’s a suburb,” if I named the city, you’d recognize it as a “Democrat-controlled city.” The homicide rate is up significantly this year. If I went outside the limits of the city and took the picture, you would call it a suburb, and you’d be right, but more and more of them every year are falling to Democrat control. Most voted for Hillary, even if they (for now) have Republican local governments.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but we’re rapidly approaching a point where you can’t be employed, highly skilled, and work anywhere other than a Democrat-controlled city, suburb, or college town. You have to go farther and farther into the exurbs to find somewhere not controlled by Democrats, and you’d still be exposed to the environment of the city you must commute to. At least that was the case before corona. Republicans have Phoenix, Oklahoma City, and they’re losing those too.

    There are some people who think it’s perfectly fine if the Right loses every single person with a >120 IQ. Indeed, they want that to happen because they hate being reminded how stupid they are.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Alexander Turok

    Alex, Trump can hardly "restrain" anything. He is the epitome of "Damned if you do, Damned if you don't." But suburbs actually exist as communitities and at this end of the state they are mostly Red. But we good, stay safe.

  115. @Zoodles
    Suburbia wasnt an accident, true. It was the result of a deliberate policy by elites to break up white neighbourhoods and urban political power by importing blacks into them.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Suburbia wasnt an accident, true. It was the result of a deliberate policy by elites to break up white neighbourhoods and urban political power by importing blacks into them.

    It’s true that minoritarians made war on white ethnic neighborhoods. (Payback for the Holocaust? Just being assholes?)

    But suburbia was going to happen anyway. This whole “suburbs suck”, the city is all, thing is yet another pissy little Jewish middle-man trope. (Related to their similar tired anti-car trope.)

    In fact, white gentiles’–and most human beings’ since the neolithic revolution–“evolutionary environment” is the agricultural village. (Even the most urban backgrounded gentiles only have the majority of their roots in the city for four or five generations.)

    The city might be “cool” and “exciting”–especially for young singles–but most of us gentiles actually like plants, trees, fresh air and proximity to yet physical separation from our neighbors.

    My neighbors here, where we raised our kids are like extended family. High trust. But i’m happy not to be sharing walls with them. I’m out here on my deck with my sails, and little forest of maples and oaks and firs shading me from the sun, enjoying “the bluest skies you’ve every seen” and fresh PNW suburban air. (A nice light north breeze.) If my neighbors want something … they’ll knock. But i’m happy with my little quarter acre that is … peacefully mine.

    When prosperity and the automobile made it affordable, a certain amount of suburbanization was bound to happen. The minoritarian desire to torment and make war on whitey using black cannon fodder, just kicked in the turbocharger.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Related to their similar tired anti-car trope.
     
    Russell Kirk was Jewish? Never woulda guessed. The things you learn here!


    The Mechanical Jacobin | The Russell Kirk Center

    Lemme guess-- you support mandatory ID laws, and elevated driving and drinking ages. And the use of eminent domain to expand roads.

    The automobile has taken away as much liberty as it has granted. It's a very mixed blessing at best.

    Never mind what it has done to young girls' purity over the last century.

    Replies: @Ragno

    , @MBlanc46
    @AnotherDad

    It didn’t even need the automobile. As soon as commuter railroads were built, suburbs developed.

  116. OT: but we’ll try.

    Alabama-Birmingham football player Allen Merrick dies after shooting

    Reddick said he understood Merrick was home for a doctor’s appointment, and was with friends when “something happened.”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/cusa/2020/08/14/uab-player-allen-merrick-dies-after-shooting/3374793001/

  117. @Pop Warner
    Why does whites living in homogeneous communities make jews like Krugman so angry? I really can't find motivation to jewish behavior anymore beyond pure unbridled hate.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    White Gentiles don’t support their politics, and still build really good communities, how dare they!

  118. @Dieter Kief
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Well done, thank you.


    PS

    Your text message makes no sense to me though. It's a tricky task to get this right. You're above your character's head, I guesss. For me it's quite likely that he did not reflect about the media coverage of his deed. My hypothesis would be, it was much more personal and/or primal process stuff that made him act as he did. Drugs maybe too - the big rgression-push. Or an accident...

    Replies: @anon

    The cartoonist is using the voice of the murderer to make the larger point, not to actually assign a motive.

    Normally I’d LOL AUTISTIC for an iSteve comment like this but you’re forgiven as a literal-minded German.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @anon


    The cartoonist is using the voice of the murderer to make the larger point, not to actually assign a motive.
     
    We agree that he uses the voice of the murderer - we disagree whether this is a good idea. - To me, it is - especially in this case - a big mistake. Not least since we know how the real suspect looks - and I was quite impressed by the way he looks - just how mean and how deeply - - cruel - - sadist - - - disturbed - - - he looks. - Never in his whole life would he have thought something as elaborated as this comment.
  119. @Mr. Anon
    BLM has a more direct approach - they want Whites to simply yield up their homes to Blacks:

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/seattle-blm-protesters-demand-white-people-give-up-their-homes/

    The "protest" described here is a new BLM tactic: walking through residential areas at night with bullhorns and haranguing the people who live there. I guess the idea is, if fragile white people won't go to the struggle session, then bring the struggle session to them.

    Replies: @Muggles

    >> new BLM tactic: walking through residential areas at night with bullhorns and haranguing the people who live there.<<

    You do that in my neighborhood at night, which is racially mixed but largely white, and you will hear gunshots.

    The BLMers will be boot scooting out of there ASAP.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Muggles

    "You do that in my neighborhood at night, which is racially mixed but largely white, and you will hear gunshots."

    That is exactly what their leaders, and the NY Times/WaPo, want. Don't do it, please.

  120. @S. Anonyia
    @Jesse

    Are suburbs really that nice? I hate them.

    I like midsized cities and small, scenic towns. Suburbs are soulless.

    Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools. You do NOT want to send your kids to a public school, even good ones. They don’t teach anything substantial nowadays.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Muggles

    >>Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools.<<

    Do what you want.

    However suburbs aren't any more "soulless" than your beloved small towns full of folks too dumb or lazy to move elsewhere and get real jobs.

    Those places are full of smug fools who are afraid to move away from mama and papa. Okay for them, but don't put down the people who aren't afraid to compete with the best and brightest. Opportunity abounds.

    As for Catholic schools, have you checked lately? The current Pope is a Woke Marxist who is less Catholic than I am. Catholic seminaries have for years been full of SJWs and people you seem to want to avoid. Depending on where you live the parochial schools may or may not be better than the public schools.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Muggles


    However suburbs aren't any more "soulless"
     
    Church architecture sure as hell is.




    https://wp-media.beliefnet.com/sites/199/import/churchoftomw.jpg


    https://onepeterfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ugly-church-kitsch.jpg

    https://grdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/saint-robert-of-newminster-ada.jpg

    https://patch.com/img/cdn/users/93115/2011/03/raw/5be01eb5eb2c4c4f381e018d06356751.jpg

    ...than your beloved small towns full of folks too dumb or lazy to move elsewhere and get real jobs.
     
    You know, there is this thing called "stewardship". Somebody has to tend to grandpa's grave, if it isn't you. That's a "real job", too. Even if it doesn't pay.
    , @TWS
    @Muggles

    I like living where I can visit my father's where they rest. I like having neighbors that don't have dog fights, front stoop drug use and pregnant middle schoolers. I like being able to let my kids play in the park, take their .22s out back, ride their bikes to the ballfield. But you do you. When the neighbor kids worst vice is picking up after themselves at the county fair it's a pretty good life.

    Replies: @Muggles

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Muggles

    A sucky private school will go away, but public schools are sucky forever.

  121. @AnotherDad
    @Zoodles


    Suburbia wasnt an accident, true. It was the result of a deliberate policy by elites to break up white neighbourhoods and urban political power by importing blacks into them.
     
    It's true that minoritarians made war on white ethnic neighborhoods. (Payback for the Holocaust? Just being assholes?)

    But suburbia was going to happen anyway. This whole "suburbs suck", the city is all, thing is yet another pissy little Jewish middle-man trope. (Related to their similar tired anti-car trope.)

    In fact, white gentiles'--and most human beings' since the neolithic revolution--"evolutionary environment" is the agricultural village. (Even the most urban backgrounded gentiles only have the majority of their roots in the city for four or five generations.)

    The city might be "cool" and "exciting"--especially for young singles--but most of us gentiles actually like plants, trees, fresh air and proximity to yet physical separation from our neighbors.

    My neighbors here, where we raised our kids are like extended family. High trust. But i'm happy not to be sharing walls with them. I'm out here on my deck with my sails, and little forest of maples and oaks and firs shading me from the sun, enjoying "the bluest skies you've every seen" and fresh PNW suburban air. (A nice light north breeze.) If my neighbors want something ... they'll knock. But i'm happy with my little quarter acre that is ... peacefully mine.

    When prosperity and the automobile made it affordable, a certain amount of suburbanization was bound to happen. The minoritarian desire to torment and make war on whitey using black cannon fodder, just kicked in the turbocharger.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46

    Related to their similar tired anti-car trope.

    Russell Kirk was Jewish? Never woulda guessed. The things you learn here!

    The Mechanical Jacobin | The Russell Kirk Center

    Lemme guess– you support mandatory ID laws, and elevated driving and drinking ages. And the use of eminent domain to expand roads.

    The automobile has taken away as much liberty as it has granted. It’s a very mixed blessing at best.

    Never mind what it has done to young girls’ purity over the last century.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Reg Cæsar


    Russell Kirk was Jewish? Never woulda guessed.
     
    Know he converted to Catholicism, but I kinda doubt his tribal roots.

    Wikipedia claims

    Russell Kirk was born in Plymouth, Michigan. He was the son of Russell Andrew Kirk, a railroad engineer, and Marjorie Pierce Kirk.
     
    and they usually glory in shoehorning in the grandfather escaping the shtetl reference. But conservative Protestants converting to Catholicism is not unheard of - even Sam Francis did so. (Granted, it was on his deathbed, presumably a sort of chicken-soup conversion - what could it hurt?)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  122. @Muggles
    @S. Anonyia

    >>Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools.<<

    Do what you want.

    However suburbs aren't any more "soulless" than your beloved small towns full of folks too dumb or lazy to move elsewhere and get real jobs.

    Those places are full of smug fools who are afraid to move away from mama and papa. Okay for them, but don't put down the people who aren't afraid to compete with the best and brightest. Opportunity abounds.

    As for Catholic schools, have you checked lately? The current Pope is a Woke Marxist who is less Catholic than I am. Catholic seminaries have for years been full of SJWs and people you seem to want to avoid. Depending on where you live the parochial schools may or may not be better than the public schools.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @TWS, @Abolish_public_education

    However suburbs aren’t any more “soulless”

    Church architecture sure as hell is.

    …than your beloved small towns full of folks too dumb or lazy to move elsewhere and get real jobs.

    You know, there is this thing called “stewardship”. Somebody has to tend to grandpa’s grave, if it isn’t you. That’s a “real job”, too. Even if it doesn’t pay.

  123. @Ragno
    Remember last year, when you could click on 'all' user comments re NYT opinion pieces and you'd find nearly as many skeptics hostile to their imperious limousine liberalism as there'd be glassy-eyed Kool-Aid drinkers? I knew that was one bug they'd beta-test out of their 'reader mail' by 2020, and I wasn't wrong. This article, for instance, was flooded with self-flagellating white penitents all dropping to their knees begging to be the first to live in New Detroit beginning in 2021.
    For every sensible comment like

    Mr.Krugman was born in Albany and the relocated to Merrick LI. where he attended school. Check the demographics of Merrick and then check the demographics of Freeport, the neighboring town. He can scream all he wants to about Levittown, but he lived and took advantage of living in a wealthier Levittown. Stop the hypocrisy.
     
    there were twenty to thirty variants of

    Wanna get cured of 50’s nostalgia for a time that never was?
     
    and

    we are a country that elected an easy to spot liar, grifter, coward, fraud and corrupt unfit Russian dupe
     
    and even

    When FDR said, “we have nothing to fear but fear itself” he was referring to the economy but could just as easily refer to the fear of black citizens that was (and is) still common amongst many people, and the reason behind laws excluding blacks.
    I am far more afraid of rapacious lobbyists and politicians than I am of my neighbors.
     
    - in case you were wondering, that last genius even managed to shoehorn in

    We need a cure for ignorance and smugness and fear of difference as much or more than a cure for Covid 19.
     
    Amazingly, no one bothered to comment

    Sure thing. But you first, ok?
     
    but I wasn't expecting to find it, now that they're pulling out all the stops to elect a dotard who spent 50 years passing the kind of legislation it's now trendy to bang your spoon on the high-chair screaming about, along with a good-time girl elevated to convenient blank slate for statists to scribble their mash notes on.

    Given that the kind of citizen-journalist videos that CNN passes on (but rack up millions of YouTube views) are the most potent antidote to these kind of proclamations from on high announcing the Divine Right of Democrats, let's hope a still-Higher Power can at least temporarily prevent the crushing of dissent via the blackout censorship of the Internet; we're gonna have our hands full getting nationwide mail-in voting stymied as it is.

    Replies: @Kibernetika

    Krugman grew up in South Merrick, in Nassau County just east of Queens, which was almost exclusively Jewish. That area is closer to “the water” — canals run through threre, and many homes have private docks. Remember Amy Fischer? She was the extremely mixed up upper middle-class kid who improbably turned to prostitution. She and Paulo K. attended the same high school.

    North Merrick is where the gentiles lived; no canals and boats. I had family in North Merrick. So Merrick was probably 99% white, and then further segregated by religion.

    Both halves of Merrick were “white.” Freeport, too, was almost exclusively white until the ’70s. Now I think it’s mostly Latino. Back in the day Guy Lombardo lived there, and he had a pretty nifty wooden power boat. Nearby Baldwin and Roosevelt famously were blockbusted in the ’60s and ’70s. The white families with any wealth skedaddled.

  124. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jane Plain

    Jane, good question. In the inner city black voters are rounded up from a community center or church, given some pocket change, a meal and bussed to the voting booths. They also rely on public transpotation, which is often non existent in the suburbs. But, on the other hand, their one liberal vote cancels one conservative vote in their new district. Could hurt in a school board election.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @JohnnyWalker123

    Walking-around money.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  125. @AnotherDad
    @Jesse


    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn’t necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with “do as I say, not as I do”.
     
    Spot on Jesse!

    We started with a great American leader who was (involuntarily) childless. And one of the great prophets of our age--Pat Buchanan--is also (involuntarily) childless. But as a general rule, leadership should not be in the hands of the childless. The childless are prone to be less realistic and fall more easily for utopian silliness.

    Which is not a knock on the younger guys here (not sure there are any younger girls?). I hope y'all will find a nice worthy girl--no easy task anymore--and go on life's journey with her. But it is to say that children are both the greatest joy of life and both our gift to and bond with the future. And politics is fundamentally about securing the possible future for them.

    Replies: @Don't Look at Me

    “We started with a great American leader who was (involuntarily) childless.”

    Not entirely true. George Washington had no biological children, but Martha had two surviving kids (six year old Jack and four year old Martha) and George became their step-father when he and Martha married. Historians say that he treated them as if they were his own. At those young ages they certainly would have bonded to George as any child would to their biological father.

  126. @black sea
    @Redneck farmer

    True to form, Krugman has no children.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Ben tillman

    Thank God!

  127. @Buffalo Joe
    @S. Anonyia

    S Anonyia, Great plan but good luck finding Catholic schools in midsized cities or small towns. Well off suburban parishes can support them, not depleted city parishes. Now, if you are talking HS, that is different, lots of Catholic Prep Schools still functioning in cities, well atleast before Covid-19.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    There are probably about 2 dozen Catholic schools within 30 miles of where I live. It’s not a booming, fake suburb with slick, sterile buildings/neighborhoods (I’m thinking of the rather soulless vibes I get from places like Dallas and Atlanta here) adjacent to a large city. I live in an old, historically Catholic midsized city with lots of surrounding and mostly self-sustaining small towns. There are other midsized cities a short distance away.

    I actually went to a “good” public school and taught a few years in several so-so public schools. Trust me, no matter how good the school district is, don’t send your kids to public schools! The teachers are morons who haven’t mentally left high school themselves, and the overemphasis on sports is absurd (I say this as someone who loves being active, too). I’m not particularly religious but Catholic schools clearly offer higher quality academics. I slept through my supposedly wonderful public high school with mostly A’s and did very well on my ACT/SAT despite little preparation. Also, public schools waste too much time on asinine assemblies and whatnot.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @S. Anonyia

    Anonyia, I am actually on your side. If you simply Google Catholic Schools Diocease of Buffalo, you get a hand full of elementary schools scattered across a diocease that covers eight counties. Eight counties of midsized and small towns. A number of HSs, only one Co-Ed, but fairly pricey tuition at $12,000 and up. I have 16 years of Catholic education and I went to an all boys catholic HS. Six of the 26 priests on that faculty stand accused of abuse of children, some of whom were my classmates. So the Diocease no longer has HSs. The remaining HSs are run by the Jesuits,Franciscans, Christian Brothers (boys) or by an order of nuns. But there are few nuns left. Good luck and God bless and I mean that.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Reg Cæsar

  128. @AnotherDad
    @Zoodles


    Suburbia wasnt an accident, true. It was the result of a deliberate policy by elites to break up white neighbourhoods and urban political power by importing blacks into them.
     
    It's true that minoritarians made war on white ethnic neighborhoods. (Payback for the Holocaust? Just being assholes?)

    But suburbia was going to happen anyway. This whole "suburbs suck", the city is all, thing is yet another pissy little Jewish middle-man trope. (Related to their similar tired anti-car trope.)

    In fact, white gentiles'--and most human beings' since the neolithic revolution--"evolutionary environment" is the agricultural village. (Even the most urban backgrounded gentiles only have the majority of their roots in the city for four or five generations.)

    The city might be "cool" and "exciting"--especially for young singles--but most of us gentiles actually like plants, trees, fresh air and proximity to yet physical separation from our neighbors.

    My neighbors here, where we raised our kids are like extended family. High trust. But i'm happy not to be sharing walls with them. I'm out here on my deck with my sails, and little forest of maples and oaks and firs shading me from the sun, enjoying "the bluest skies you've every seen" and fresh PNW suburban air. (A nice light north breeze.) If my neighbors want something ... they'll knock. But i'm happy with my little quarter acre that is ... peacefully mine.

    When prosperity and the automobile made it affordable, a certain amount of suburbanization was bound to happen. The minoritarian desire to torment and make war on whitey using black cannon fodder, just kicked in the turbocharger.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @MBlanc46

    It didn’t even need the automobile. As soon as commuter railroads were built, suburbs developed.

  129. @Jesse
    @Redneck farmer

    He doesn't have kids, and Mrs Krugman is one of those ghost White "Black" ladies.

    The interesting division to watch is between the pro- and antinatalist left. Having kids doesn't necessarily make you a better person, but it does add a reality as well as a comfort with "do as I say, not as I do".

    It is noteworthy that the only people who can afford to not be hypocritical about this are people with no kids.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz, @AnotherDad, @Thatgirl

    I read a joke somewhere (perhaps on iSteve) that it must be sad for lefties, what with them being on the right side of history and all, yet so many of them are childless.

  130. @angmojo
    OT: the SJWs running the NYT are now set to demolish more (recent) Old Gods, this time in the form of their highness RBG:

    Now that the Trump era has been met by a true activist movement with the sustained protests of Black Lives Matter, the Ginsburg memes hit like relics. In 2016, Ginsburg was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem, and she called it “disrespectful” and “really dumb.” She later apologized, admitting that she had been “barely aware of the incident or its purpose.” Today the symbol of progressive change looks not like a justice in a chic dissent collar but a regular person for whom justice was not served. It looks like Breonna Taylor or George Floyd. It looks like a movement staged not in the halls of power but on the streets.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/magazine/the-fandom-around-rbg-is-out-of-step-with-reality.html

    Outta the way, you desiccated buzzard -- make way for King George!

    Replies: @sayless

    “Now that…the Ginsburg memes hit like relics”

    That was quick.

  131. @Muggles
    @Mr. Anon

    >> new BLM tactic: walking through residential areas at night with bullhorns and haranguing the people who live there.<<

    You do that in my neighborhood at night, which is racially mixed but largely white, and you will hear gunshots.

    The BLMers will be boot scooting out of there ASAP.

    Replies: @anonymous

    “You do that in my neighborhood at night, which is racially mixed but largely white, and you will hear gunshots.”

    That is exactly what their leaders, and the NY Times/WaPo, want. Don’t do it, please.

  132. @advancedatheist
    Given how badly blacks handle personal finance, from hindsight redlining did them a favor by keeping them from borrowing money they couldn't pay back. Instead it had the effect of forcing them to live more frugally than they would have otherwise.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Federalist, @Peter D. Bredon

    No good DEED goes unpunished. Get it?

  133. @San Fernando Curt
    Where does Paul live? I don't need an address - couldn't care less about that - but what neighborhood? This is all rhetorical: I know Krugman squats in surroundings whiter than mine. Laurel Grove is an island of mostly gringo surrounded by area codes of iffy drive-bayo. I'm sure his is as pricey as it is honkific.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Upper West Side.

    • Thanks: San Fernando Curt
  134. Trump’s Racist, Statist Suburban Dream

    Put aside all the half-truths and lying, boiled down it’s the same old minoritarian nonsense that whites wanting to live their lives amongst themselves are somehow “oppressive”. That whites leaving blacks alone to build their own lives is “oppression”. In fact, white flighting to the suburbs opened up huge housing stock to blacks at low cost–an opportunity. (What they did with it is on them.)

    Krugman’s all pissed that some whites got to escape and live somewhere where they weren’t being raped and robbed, where their kids didn’t get harassed or beat up at school. If whitey is minding his own business and not getting victimized, Krugman is … unhappy. Sheer unadulterated nastiness.

    And they have the cheek to call people like me–who wish no harm on any group and would like everyone the opportunity to build their own communities/nations and live as they see fit–“Nazi!”

  135. @Altai
    OT: Holy shit, somebody on the Trump campaign made a remark that Kamala Harris was like Marge Simpson. The Simpsons responded. Not anywhere near as cringe as the 'Squad' stuff.

    But the Simpsons has never revealed it's Harvard mafia writers room culture more than this.

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1294361395413176322

    Replies: @anon

    Simpsons is full woke and grasping (gasping?) for relevance. Much to the detriment of practically every pop culture reference out of my mouth on a daily basis.

  136. @J.Ross
    @Anonymousse

    Ezra Journolist Klein is married to a woman and has had a child by her. Ira Glass -- the radio host who sounds like an eight year old boy talking through his nose to be annoying -- is past middle age and had a nuclear family until his divorce. Physiognomy is likelihood not certainty.

    Replies: @jimbo, @Steve Sailer, @Gabe Ruth

    Glass has no kids. The closest they got was a pitbull. (Unfortunately it only mauled others, not Glass himself.)

  137. @J.Ross
    @Anonymousse

    Ezra Journolist Klein is married to a woman and has had a child by her. Ira Glass -- the radio host who sounds like an eight year old boy talking through his nose to be annoying -- is past middle age and had a nuclear family until his divorce. Physiognomy is likelihood not certainty.

    Replies: @jimbo, @Steve Sailer, @Gabe Ruth

    Ezra Klein’s wife Annie Lowrey appears to be the prettiest non-TV journalist of her generation. I’m sure many will write in to complain that she’s less attractive than, say, Denise Richards in her “Starship Troopers” prime

    but for a print journalist she’s not at all bad. In turn, that suggests well of Ezra. In a difficult economic era for news and opinion, he’s perhaps made more money than off this industry than any other American of his generation.

    • Replies: @a Newsreader
    @Steve Sailer

    Indeed, but it's still tough to sit through a video of Ezra Klein talking without feeling sick to your stomach.

    , @utu
    @Steve Sailer

    That's when she was just post pubescent teenager. Now she is not that cute.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Annie_Lowrey_The_Myth_of_Meritocracy_%2829603514006%29.jpg

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

  138. @Steve Sailer
    @J.Ross

    Ezra Klein's wife Annie Lowrey appears to be the prettiest non-TV journalist of her generation. I'm sure many will write in to complain that she's less attractive than, say, Denise Richards in her "Starship Troopers" prime

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNzAwMWI3ZGQtYjA5MC00N2I2LWFlYmYtMDcwZDFiODQ5MzRiXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTEwNDU1MzEy._V1_.jpg

    but for a print journalist she's not at all bad. In turn, that suggests well of Ezra. In a difficult economic era for news and opinion, he's perhaps made more money than off this industry than any other American of his generation.

    Replies: @a Newsreader, @utu

    Indeed, but it’s still tough to sit through a video of Ezra Klein talking without feeling sick to your stomach.

  139. What’s missing is any economists talking about suburbanization disinterestedly.

    Around prosperous cities, one of the biggest drivers of high housing prices is the demand for isolation from minorities, especially the black underclass.

    The New Urbanists and other such idealists talk endlessly about density, walkable neighborhoods, and public transportation as if the design of the cities’ infrastructure is the only thing keeping people out in the suburbs. They will also mention the suburbanites’ racism, or if charitable, their ‘perception of crime’ as one driver, but insist that there is no actual crime problem in the cities.

    Hey Urbanists: the demand for isolation from minorities isn’t going away. If you want people to move from the suburbs into the cities, you have to accommodate this demand.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  140. @Buffalo Joe
    @Alexander Turok

    Alex, not to be confrontational, but how do you equate anything Trump has done with an increase in violent crime? The crime wave isn't in the suburbs but in the dem controlled cities.

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @YetAnotherAnon

    “Alex, not to be confrontational”

    Whyever not? Not only do we need a “Cretin” button for some commenters, I think a “Wazzock” button is also required.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Wazzock

  141. @Jane Plain
    @Rob McX

    Steve has talked so much of TFR and you never picked up the basics?

    You don't count TFR by looking at men. You look at women. One black guy can have 1500 kids - but what about the baby mamas? If each baby mama has 1.5 kids, then TFR is below replacement.

    It's hard to get good stats about this, but I came across this:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    Black TFR is 1.792 - well below replacement level.

    If you have a better source, I'd be interested to see it. I have seen other sources that say different. Some of the others I've seen show a black TFR that hovers just above replacement... so who knows?

    I'd like to see one of the more numerate commenters here project two generations hence, with those TFRs.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “Black TFR is 1.792 – well below replacement level.”

    Aren’t a third of black babies aborted, or is this just a DR^3 talking point?

  142. @S. Anonyia
    @Buffalo Joe

    There are probably about 2 dozen Catholic schools within 30 miles of where I live. It’s not a booming, fake suburb with slick, sterile buildings/neighborhoods (I’m thinking of the rather soulless vibes I get from places like Dallas and Atlanta here) adjacent to a large city. I live in an old, historically Catholic midsized city with lots of surrounding and mostly self-sustaining small towns. There are other midsized cities a short distance away.

    I actually went to a “good” public school and taught a few years in several so-so public schools. Trust me, no matter how good the school district is, don’t send your kids to public schools! The teachers are morons who haven’t mentally left high school themselves, and the overemphasis on sports is absurd (I say this as someone who loves being active, too). I’m not particularly religious but Catholic schools clearly offer higher quality academics. I slept through my supposedly wonderful public high school with mostly A’s and did very well on my ACT/SAT despite little preparation. Also, public schools waste too much time on asinine assemblies and whatnot.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Anonyia, I am actually on your side. If you simply Google Catholic Schools Diocease of Buffalo, you get a hand full of elementary schools scattered across a diocease that covers eight counties. Eight counties of midsized and small towns. A number of HSs, only one Co-Ed, but fairly pricey tuition at $12,000 and up. I have 16 years of Catholic education and I went to an all boys catholic HS. Six of the 26 priests on that faculty stand accused of abuse of children, some of whom were my classmates. So the Diocease no longer has HSs. The remaining HSs are run by the Jesuits,Franciscans, Christian Brothers (boys) or by an order of nuns. But there are few nuns left. Good luck and God bless and I mean that.

    • Thanks: S. Anonyia
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo, how many of the 6 were accused as the result of predatory ambulance chasers? The RC is a soft, easily identified and easy pickings target that in many cases engages in peremptory surrender to false charges at the drop of a hat!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Diocease of Buffalo
     
    Typo, or pun?

    My favorite "typo-or-pun" moment came the other day, and was caught by Chrisnonymous. A wet-ass* kudos to Chris!

    I should note though, that as an alumnus of Scandinavian-American academia, I find the name "Chris" to be quite anonymous by itself, and that screen name rather redundant. Whatever happened to the old nickname "Kit"?

    *NSFW/NSFTLD

  143. @Known Fact
    @Jane Plain

    No, because the dense urban districts still remain black-controlled, and could be slightly redrawn in the state legislature if need be to retain these safe black seats.

    But this full control is a double-edged sword. If a group really wants more political clout, the best way is to have a 55-45 edge in a lot of districts, rather than a 90-10 edge in just a few districts. Gerrymandering the political map tries to achieve this result for your side

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    No, because the dense urban districts still remain black-controlled, and could be slightly redrawn in the state legislature if need be to retain these safe black seats.

    For now, but not for the future. Look where the puck is going. Demography is destiny. Black power rests on a very fragile base.

    The real, long-term problem is leftist whites.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Jane Plain


    Look where the puck is going. Demography is destiny. Black power rests on a very fragile base.
     
    But the elites have a solution to that problem - bring in millions of low-IQ immigrants, the more dysfunctional the better. Don't think the low black birthrate will save you, Whitey.
  144. @Anon
    A Chapman U. Constitutional Law prof John Eastman said yesterday that KH isn't eligible to be VP because her parents weren't citizens at the time of her birth, even though she was born in CA in 1964. Her mom came to the US from India in 1960 and her dad from Jamaica in 1963, both to study at UCB, so clearly neither were citizens at the time of her birth, as it takes at least a decade to progress from student visa to work visa to green card to citizenship. Eastman argued that her parents didn't pass the "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" clause in the 14th amendment, as all non-citizens.

    Trump has now come under fire for not dismissing that outright during a press conference.

    Replies: @anon, @botazefa, @TWS

    We already established it doesn’t matter where they came from. Any pre-citizens are just Americans in waiting. As soon as they want they have all t the rights and privileges as citizens. Dreamers world wide!

  145. @Muggles
    @S. Anonyia

    >>Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools.<<

    Do what you want.

    However suburbs aren't any more "soulless" than your beloved small towns full of folks too dumb or lazy to move elsewhere and get real jobs.

    Those places are full of smug fools who are afraid to move away from mama and papa. Okay for them, but don't put down the people who aren't afraid to compete with the best and brightest. Opportunity abounds.

    As for Catholic schools, have you checked lately? The current Pope is a Woke Marxist who is less Catholic than I am. Catholic seminaries have for years been full of SJWs and people you seem to want to avoid. Depending on where you live the parochial schools may or may not be better than the public schools.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @TWS, @Abolish_public_education

    I like living where I can visit my father’s where they rest. I like having neighbors that don’t have dog fights, front stoop drug use and pregnant middle schoolers. I like being able to let my kids play in the park, take their .22s out back, ride their bikes to the ballfield. But you do you. When the neighbor kids worst vice is picking up after themselves at the county fair it’s a pretty good life.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @TWS

    Look, I'm not trying to pick a fight with small towns vs. suburbs vs. big city.

    Each to his own. Those things you mention avoiding don't occur in my "leafy suburb." Not perfect, but as one who grew up in a town approx. 22K in population (that was a big city in my state) I know all about them. Going to my 50th HS reunion last year reminded me --cliques, etc. -- of why I left.

    I actually return there from time to time to visit my late brother's grave. We put our ashes on that as we are dying off. It is quite nice there in the summer. But don't think you're escaping from Big City issues. They had a BLM protest there this summer and removed a statue honoring the Confederate (deserters, as it were) who discovered the gold which made the town happen. Black mayor too (virtue signaling). Now run by Dems.

    Both lovely daughters of my next door neighbor were murdered by their White boyfriends (long after I left). My HS quarterback big shot ended up being a local Ponzi scheme scammer/convict. He also scammed his old HS friends by running a crooked insurance agency. This in a one HS town at the time.

    No place is perfect. I agree that escaping the traffic and rat race has appeal now that I'm retired. So no put downs from me here. Live where it suits you best.

  146. @Alexander Turok
    @Buffalo Joe

    He's encouraged the radicalism of the Left, poking the tiger with the stick, while he's not actually doing anything to restrain it. You could always say the tiger would have attacked anyway, and you may be right.

    "City" and "suburb" are weasel words. If I randomly selected a street corner in my city, you'd say "that's a suburb," if I named the city, you'd recognize it as a "Democrat-controlled city." The homicide rate is up significantly this year. If I went outside the limits of the city and took the picture, you would call it a suburb, and you'd be right, but more and more of them every year are falling to Democrat control. Most voted for Hillary, even if they (for now) have Republican local governments.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but we're rapidly approaching a point where you can't be employed, highly skilled, and work anywhere other than a Democrat-controlled city, suburb, or college town. You have to go farther and farther into the exurbs to find somewhere not controlled by Democrats, and you'd still be exposed to the environment of the city you must commute to. At least that was the case before corona. Republicans have Phoenix, Oklahoma City, and they're losing those too.

    There are some people who think it's perfectly fine if the Right loses every single person with a >120 IQ. Indeed, they want that to happen because they hate being reminded how stupid they are.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Alex, Trump can hardly “restrain” anything. He is the epitome of “Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t.” But suburbs actually exist as communitities and at this end of the state they are mostly Red. But we good, stay safe.

  147. @Buffalo Joe
    @S. Anonyia

    Anonyia, I am actually on your side. If you simply Google Catholic Schools Diocease of Buffalo, you get a hand full of elementary schools scattered across a diocease that covers eight counties. Eight counties of midsized and small towns. A number of HSs, only one Co-Ed, but fairly pricey tuition at $12,000 and up. I have 16 years of Catholic education and I went to an all boys catholic HS. Six of the 26 priests on that faculty stand accused of abuse of children, some of whom were my classmates. So the Diocease no longer has HSs. The remaining HSs are run by the Jesuits,Franciscans, Christian Brothers (boys) or by an order of nuns. But there are few nuns left. Good luck and God bless and I mean that.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Reg Cæsar

    Buffalo, how many of the 6 were accused as the result of predatory ambulance chasers? The RC is a soft, easily identified and easy pickings target that in many cases engages in peremptory surrender to false charges at the drop of a hat!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Dan Hayes

    Dan, The Diocease added these six priests from my HS to the list of those Creditably Accused. I think you could have added at least one more. I am not happy about this, but the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them. Sad. Thanks for the reply. stay safe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Dan Hayes, @Art Deco

  148. @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Related to their similar tired anti-car trope.
     
    Russell Kirk was Jewish? Never woulda guessed. The things you learn here!


    The Mechanical Jacobin | The Russell Kirk Center

    Lemme guess-- you support mandatory ID laws, and elevated driving and drinking ages. And the use of eminent domain to expand roads.

    The automobile has taken away as much liberty as it has granted. It's a very mixed blessing at best.

    Never mind what it has done to young girls' purity over the last century.

    Replies: @Ragno

    Russell Kirk was Jewish? Never woulda guessed.

    Know he converted to Catholicism, but I kinda doubt his tribal roots.

    Wikipedia claims

    Russell Kirk was born in Plymouth, Michigan. He was the son of Russell Andrew Kirk, a railroad engineer, and Marjorie Pierce Kirk.

    and they usually glory in shoehorning in the grandfather escaping the shtetl reference. But conservative Protestants converting to Catholicism is not unheard of – even Sam Francis did so. (Granted, it was on his deathbed, presumably a sort of chicken-soup conversion – what could it hurt?)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Ragno


    But conservative Protestants converting to Catholicism is not unheard of – even Sam Francis did so. (Granted, it was on his deathbed, presumably a sort of chicken-soup conversion – what could it hurt?)
     
    Are you sure you're not thinking of Lawrence Auster? He died at the house of friends, who confirmed this. He had been a practicing Episcopalian before that, at one of Manhattan's oldest and most prominent parishes. (Anyone here know at what age he converted from his ancestral faith?)

    Francis may have been brought up Protestant in Chattanooga, but I was told by one of his colleagues during his prime that he was atheist. Tom Fleming once hinted that Sam had "come home" at the end, but had no details.

    If you do, please share them with us.

    Replies: @Ragno

  149. racial inequality is thousands of years old NOT 50 or 500 years old. Once you realize that you are one step closer to understanding things.

  150. @Jane Plain
    @Known Fact


    No, because the dense urban districts still remain black-controlled, and could be slightly redrawn in the state legislature if need be to retain these safe black seats.

     

    For now, but not for the future. Look where the puck is going. Demography is destiny. Black power rests on a very fragile base.

    The real, long-term problem is leftist whites.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Look where the puck is going. Demography is destiny. Black power rests on a very fragile base.

    But the elites have a solution to that problem – bring in millions of low-IQ immigrants, the more dysfunctional the better. Don’t think the low black birthrate will save you, Whitey.

  151. @Muggles
    @S. Anonyia

    >>Also we have enough money that when we have kids we will send them to Catholic schools.<<

    Do what you want.

    However suburbs aren't any more "soulless" than your beloved small towns full of folks too dumb or lazy to move elsewhere and get real jobs.

    Those places are full of smug fools who are afraid to move away from mama and papa. Okay for them, but don't put down the people who aren't afraid to compete with the best and brightest. Opportunity abounds.

    As for Catholic schools, have you checked lately? The current Pope is a Woke Marxist who is less Catholic than I am. Catholic seminaries have for years been full of SJWs and people you seem to want to avoid. Depending on where you live the parochial schools may or may not be better than the public schools.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @TWS, @Abolish_public_education

    A sucky private school will go away, but public schools are sucky forever.

  152. @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo, how many of the 6 were accused as the result of predatory ambulance chasers? The RC is a soft, easily identified and easy pickings target that in many cases engages in peremptory surrender to false charges at the drop of a hat!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Dan, The Diocease added these six priests from my HS to the list of those Creditably Accused. I think you could have added at least one more. I am not happy about this, but the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them. Sad. Thanks for the reply. stay safe.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe

    I agree that the RC has been ravaged by unscrupulous lawyers, but the RC did cover for some of these guys. So what actually went on? Were they fondling these teens? Blowing them? Boning them? "Sexual assault" anymore can be saying "nice dress" to a woman.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo, "credible" (defined as capable of being believed) is a weasel word that upon reflection signifies very little or nothing!

    BTW, I regard you as UR's valued and intrepid northern correspondent from Cuomo's Wasteland!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them.

    How?


    Accusations of this nature generally land on the Bishop's desk 10 or 15 years after the supposed incident. There isn't much you can do to reliably ascertain the truth. Police officers have interrogation skills that bishops lack, but they seldom investigate antique cases even when the statute of limitations is such that the cases are justiciable. About the only thing the bishop can do is re-assign the priest to some sort of duty where he won't be around youngsters. Leon Podles wanted accused priest defrocked, pretending that accused people are never anything but guilty. Sort of disconcerting that Podles was once an FBI agent.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  153. @Buffalo Joe
    @Dan Hayes

    Dan, The Diocease added these six priests from my HS to the list of those Creditably Accused. I think you could have added at least one more. I am not happy about this, but the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them. Sad. Thanks for the reply. stay safe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Dan Hayes, @Art Deco

    I agree that the RC has been ravaged by unscrupulous lawyers, but the RC did cover for some of these guys. So what actually went on? Were they fondling these teens? Blowing them? Boning them? “Sexual assault” anymore can be saying “nice dress” to a woman.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Jim Don Bob

    JDB, One priest used to take my lab partner out of Chem class and return him in tears. WTF. The other priests must have known something was wrong, only 26 of them And, we would come in from football practice or a game and there was ALWAYS a priest or two who would watch us shower, so fucking creepy. Priests with summer homes or cottages taking guys for the weekend. Who knows.

  154. @TWS
    @Muggles

    I like living where I can visit my father's where they rest. I like having neighbors that don't have dog fights, front stoop drug use and pregnant middle schoolers. I like being able to let my kids play in the park, take their .22s out back, ride their bikes to the ballfield. But you do you. When the neighbor kids worst vice is picking up after themselves at the county fair it's a pretty good life.

    Replies: @Muggles

    Look, I’m not trying to pick a fight with small towns vs. suburbs vs. big city.

    Each to his own. Those things you mention avoiding don’t occur in my “leafy suburb.” Not perfect, but as one who grew up in a town approx. 22K in population (that was a big city in my state) I know all about them. Going to my 50th HS reunion last year reminded me –cliques, etc. — of why I left.

    I actually return there from time to time to visit my late brother’s grave. We put our ashes on that as we are dying off. It is quite nice there in the summer. But don’t think you’re escaping from Big City issues. They had a BLM protest there this summer and removed a statue honoring the Confederate (deserters, as it were) who discovered the gold which made the town happen. Black mayor too (virtue signaling). Now run by Dems.

    Both lovely daughters of my next door neighbor were murdered by their White boyfriends (long after I left). My HS quarterback big shot ended up being a local Ponzi scheme scammer/convict. He also scammed his old HS friends by running a crooked insurance agency. This in a one HS town at the time.

    No place is perfect. I agree that escaping the traffic and rat race has appeal now that I’m retired. So no put downs from me here. Live where it suits you best.

  155. @Buffalo Joe
    @Dan Hayes

    Dan, The Diocease added these six priests from my HS to the list of those Creditably Accused. I think you could have added at least one more. I am not happy about this, but the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them. Sad. Thanks for the reply. stay safe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Dan Hayes, @Art Deco

    Buffalo, “credible” (defined as capable of being believed) is a weasel word that upon reflection signifies very little or nothing!

    BTW, I regard you as UR’s valued and intrepid northern correspondent from Cuomo’s Wasteland!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Dan Hayes

    Dan, sorry for the misspelling. The Diocease covered for dozens, yes dozens of priests and for them to admit these were "credible" charges was huge. Diocease has declared bankruptcy, bishop "retired." Did I mention I loathe Cuomo? Stay safe.

  156. @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe

    I agree that the RC has been ravaged by unscrupulous lawyers, but the RC did cover for some of these guys. So what actually went on? Were they fondling these teens? Blowing them? Boning them? "Sexual assault" anymore can be saying "nice dress" to a woman.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    JDB, One priest used to take my lab partner out of Chem class and return him in tears. WTF. The other priests must have known something was wrong, only 26 of them And, we would come in from football practice or a game and there was ALWAYS a priest or two who would watch us shower, so fucking creepy. Priests with summer homes or cottages taking guys for the weekend. Who knows.

  157. @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo, "credible" (defined as capable of being believed) is a weasel word that upon reflection signifies very little or nothing!

    BTW, I regard you as UR's valued and intrepid northern correspondent from Cuomo's Wasteland!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Dan, sorry for the misspelling. The Diocease covered for dozens, yes dozens of priests and for them to admit these were “credible” charges was huge. Diocease has declared bankruptcy, bishop “retired.” Did I mention I loathe Cuomo? Stay safe.

  158. @J.Ross
    @Anonymousse

    Ezra Journolist Klein is married to a woman and has had a child by her. Ira Glass -- the radio host who sounds like an eight year old boy talking through his nose to be annoying -- is past middle age and had a nuclear family until his divorce. Physiognomy is likelihood not certainty.

    Replies: @jimbo, @Steve Sailer, @Gabe Ruth

    Chris Hayes is the greatest counter to physiognomy-is-real in this regard.

  159. @Ragno
    @Reg Cæsar


    Russell Kirk was Jewish? Never woulda guessed.
     
    Know he converted to Catholicism, but I kinda doubt his tribal roots.

    Wikipedia claims

    Russell Kirk was born in Plymouth, Michigan. He was the son of Russell Andrew Kirk, a railroad engineer, and Marjorie Pierce Kirk.
     
    and they usually glory in shoehorning in the grandfather escaping the shtetl reference. But conservative Protestants converting to Catholicism is not unheard of - even Sam Francis did so. (Granted, it was on his deathbed, presumably a sort of chicken-soup conversion - what could it hurt?)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    But conservative Protestants converting to Catholicism is not unheard of – even Sam Francis did so. (Granted, it was on his deathbed, presumably a sort of chicken-soup conversion – what could it hurt?)

    Are you sure you’re not thinking of Lawrence Auster? He died at the house of friends, who confirmed this. He had been a practicing Episcopalian before that, at one of Manhattan’s oldest and most prominent parishes. (Anyone here know at what age he converted from his ancestral faith?)

    Francis may have been brought up Protestant in Chattanooga, but I was told by one of his colleagues during his prime that he was atheist. Tom Fleming once hinted that Sam had “come home” at the end, but had no details.

    If you do, please share them with us.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Reg Cæsar

    Auster I already knew about. Francis is a thornier proposition; most of the in-depth reporting following his depth was by(a) his enemies, or (b) his sellout "friends" in Conservatism Inc. Here for instance is Michael Dougherty at Americas Future Foundation:


    During Sam’s last week, Christopher Check, vice president of the Rockford Institute (which publishes Chronicles), called his brother, a priest in Stamford, Connecticut. Father Paul Check had attended seminary with Father Paul Scalia, son of the Supreme Court justice and parochial vicar of St. Rita’s in Alexandria, Virginia. Fr. Scalia drove to Maryland to visit Francis and found him alone. He offered Francis a choice, a blessing from the Church or Last Rites. Francis indicated the latter. Although this could not be considered definitively a conversion, it gave great joy to his friends at Chronicles, and they began to express their hope that Sam Francis met his death as a Christian.

    In this final respect, Francis again followed his hero James Burnham. In his final days, with the encouragement of his friends from National Review, Priscilla Buckley (William’s sister) and J.P. McFadden, Burnham accepted the solace of a Catholic priest and finally received Last Rites, thus returning to the Church in which he had been raised.
     

    If accurate, his deathbed 'conversion' was, as I characterized, the chicken-soup kind: probably didn't help, but couldn't hurt.

    Just about every reference to Francis' religious views hews close to this version - an atheist until he landed in his final foxhole. On the other hand, you could expect nothing less than deep skepticism from so hard-headed a political analyst as Francis, after having viewed, with no little nausea, how easily Christianity was subverted to one-world statism, and how willfully blind most American Christians were to Judaeo-Christianity's pronounced emphasis on the "Judaeo".

    But who knows what dramas and ecstasies take place in the soul of a man aware that he is dying? Not me, that's for sure. I know Francis's come-to-Jesus moment brought great joy to Joe Sobran because he told me so; my own feeling on the matter is a kind of jealousy towards believers for their unquestioning belief - but an odd sort of jealousy that involved no resentment on my part; more a genuine happiness that good people - in many cases, too good for this world - died with their joy and humility undiminished by enemies beyond counting and beneath contempt; and wishing that I could feel that kind of joy.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Dan Hayes

  160. @Steve Sailer
    @J.Ross

    Ezra Klein's wife Annie Lowrey appears to be the prettiest non-TV journalist of her generation. I'm sure many will write in to complain that she's less attractive than, say, Denise Richards in her "Starship Troopers" prime

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNzAwMWI3ZGQtYjA5MC00N2I2LWFlYmYtMDcwZDFiODQ5MzRiXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTEwNDU1MzEy._V1_.jpg

    but for a print journalist she's not at all bad. In turn, that suggests well of Ezra. In a difficult economic era for news and opinion, he's perhaps made more money than off this industry than any other American of his generation.

    Replies: @a Newsreader, @utu

    That’s when she was just post pubescent teenager. Now she is not that cute.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @utu

    If this is a joke, I don't get it. If not, it might well be a tad over the top. (Real life is no horse show either).

  161. @anon
    @Dieter Kief

    The cartoonist is using the voice of the murderer to make the larger point, not to actually assign a motive.

    Normally I'd LOL AUTISTIC for an iSteve comment like this but you're forgiven as a literal-minded German.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    The cartoonist is using the voice of the murderer to make the larger point, not to actually assign a motive.

    We agree that he uses the voice of the murderer – we disagree whether this is a good idea. – To me, it is – especially in this case – a big mistake. Not least since we know how the real suspect looks – and I was quite impressed by the way he looks – just how mean and how deeply – – cruel – – sadist – – – disturbed – – – he looks. – Never in his whole life would he have thought something as elaborated as this comment.

  162. @Reg Cæsar
    @Ragno


    But conservative Protestants converting to Catholicism is not unheard of – even Sam Francis did so. (Granted, it was on his deathbed, presumably a sort of chicken-soup conversion – what could it hurt?)
     
    Are you sure you're not thinking of Lawrence Auster? He died at the house of friends, who confirmed this. He had been a practicing Episcopalian before that, at one of Manhattan's oldest and most prominent parishes. (Anyone here know at what age he converted from his ancestral faith?)

    Francis may have been brought up Protestant in Chattanooga, but I was told by one of his colleagues during his prime that he was atheist. Tom Fleming once hinted that Sam had "come home" at the end, but had no details.

    If you do, please share them with us.

    Replies: @Ragno

    Auster I already knew about. Francis is a thornier proposition; most of the in-depth reporting following his depth was by(a) his enemies, or (b) his sellout “friends” in Conservatism Inc. Here for instance is Michael Dougherty at Americas Future Foundation:

    During Sam’s last week, Christopher Check, vice president of the Rockford Institute (which publishes Chronicles), called his brother, a priest in Stamford, Connecticut. Father Paul Check had attended seminary with Father Paul Scalia, son of the Supreme Court justice and parochial vicar of St. Rita’s in Alexandria, Virginia. Fr. Scalia drove to Maryland to visit Francis and found him alone. He offered Francis a choice, a blessing from the Church or Last Rites. Francis indicated the latter. Although this could not be considered definitively a conversion, it gave great joy to his friends at Chronicles, and they began to express their hope that Sam Francis met his death as a Christian.

    In this final respect, Francis again followed his hero James Burnham. In his final days, with the encouragement of his friends from National Review, Priscilla Buckley (William’s sister) and J.P. McFadden, Burnham accepted the solace of a Catholic priest and finally received Last Rites, thus returning to the Church in which he had been raised.

    If accurate, his deathbed ‘conversion’ was, as I characterized, the chicken-soup kind: probably didn’t help, but couldn’t hurt.

    Just about every reference to Francis’ religious views hews close to this version – an atheist until he landed in his final foxhole. On the other hand, you could expect nothing less than deep skepticism from so hard-headed a political analyst as Francis, after having viewed, with no little nausea, how easily Christianity was subverted to one-world statism, and how willfully blind most American Christians were to Judaeo-Christianity‘s pronounced emphasis on the “Judaeo”.

    But who knows what dramas and ecstasies take place in the soul of a man aware that he is dying? Not me, that’s for sure. I know Francis’s come-to-Jesus moment brought great joy to Joe Sobran because he told me so; my own feeling on the matter is a kind of jealousy towards believers for their unquestioning belief – but an odd sort of jealousy that involved no resentment on my part; more a genuine happiness that good people – in many cases, too good for this world – died with their joy and humility undiminished by enemies beyond counting and beneath contempt; and wishing that I could feel that kind of joy.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Ragno

    how willfully blind most American Christians were to Judaeo-Christianity‘s pronounced emphasis on the “Judaeo”.

    The number of people in any denomination who have anything to do with the sort of wheel-spinning which goes on under the heading 'ecumenism' or 'inter-religious dialogue' is tiny.

    , @Dan Hayes
    @Ragno

    I believe that Pat Buchanan had cast a cold eye on the purported death bed conversion of a semi-comatose Sam Francis.

  163. @utu
    @Steve Sailer

    That's when she was just post pubescent teenager. Now she is not that cute.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Annie_Lowrey_The_Myth_of_Meritocracy_%2829603514006%29.jpg

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    If this is a joke, I don’t get it. If not, it might well be a tad over the top. (Real life is no horse show either).

  164. @Buffalo Joe
    @Dan Hayes

    Dan, The Diocease added these six priests from my HS to the list of those Creditably Accused. I think you could have added at least one more. I am not happy about this, but the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them. Sad. Thanks for the reply. stay safe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Dan Hayes, @Art Deco

    the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them.

    How?

    Accusations of this nature generally land on the Bishop’s desk 10 or 15 years after the supposed incident. There isn’t much you can do to reliably ascertain the truth. Police officers have interrogation skills that bishops lack, but they seldom investigate antique cases even when the statute of limitations is such that the cases are justiciable. About the only thing the bishop can do is re-assign the priest to some sort of duty where he won’t be around youngsters. Leon Podles wanted accused priest defrocked, pretending that accused people are never anything but guilty. Sort of disconcerting that Podles was once an FBI agent.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Art Deco

    Art, you can follow this all in the Buffalo News, but often, if not most times, when a priest was accused he was shifted to a new posting, sometimes more than once. Priests and lay leaders of the diocese followed this all very carefully and when it became apparent the Bishop was covering for them, the Bishop "retired."

    Replies: @Art Deco

  165. @Ragno
    @Reg Cæsar

    Auster I already knew about. Francis is a thornier proposition; most of the in-depth reporting following his depth was by(a) his enemies, or (b) his sellout "friends" in Conservatism Inc. Here for instance is Michael Dougherty at Americas Future Foundation:


    During Sam’s last week, Christopher Check, vice president of the Rockford Institute (which publishes Chronicles), called his brother, a priest in Stamford, Connecticut. Father Paul Check had attended seminary with Father Paul Scalia, son of the Supreme Court justice and parochial vicar of St. Rita’s in Alexandria, Virginia. Fr. Scalia drove to Maryland to visit Francis and found him alone. He offered Francis a choice, a blessing from the Church or Last Rites. Francis indicated the latter. Although this could not be considered definitively a conversion, it gave great joy to his friends at Chronicles, and they began to express their hope that Sam Francis met his death as a Christian.

    In this final respect, Francis again followed his hero James Burnham. In his final days, with the encouragement of his friends from National Review, Priscilla Buckley (William’s sister) and J.P. McFadden, Burnham accepted the solace of a Catholic priest and finally received Last Rites, thus returning to the Church in which he had been raised.
     

    If accurate, his deathbed 'conversion' was, as I characterized, the chicken-soup kind: probably didn't help, but couldn't hurt.

    Just about every reference to Francis' religious views hews close to this version - an atheist until he landed in his final foxhole. On the other hand, you could expect nothing less than deep skepticism from so hard-headed a political analyst as Francis, after having viewed, with no little nausea, how easily Christianity was subverted to one-world statism, and how willfully blind most American Christians were to Judaeo-Christianity's pronounced emphasis on the "Judaeo".

    But who knows what dramas and ecstasies take place in the soul of a man aware that he is dying? Not me, that's for sure. I know Francis's come-to-Jesus moment brought great joy to Joe Sobran because he told me so; my own feeling on the matter is a kind of jealousy towards believers for their unquestioning belief - but an odd sort of jealousy that involved no resentment on my part; more a genuine happiness that good people - in many cases, too good for this world - died with their joy and humility undiminished by enemies beyond counting and beneath contempt; and wishing that I could feel that kind of joy.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Dan Hayes

    how willfully blind most American Christians were to Judaeo-Christianity‘s pronounced emphasis on the “Judaeo”.

    The number of people in any denomination who have anything to do with the sort of wheel-spinning which goes on under the heading ‘ecumenism’ or ‘inter-religious dialogue’ is tiny.

  166. @Ragno
    @Reg Cæsar

    Auster I already knew about. Francis is a thornier proposition; most of the in-depth reporting following his depth was by(a) his enemies, or (b) his sellout "friends" in Conservatism Inc. Here for instance is Michael Dougherty at Americas Future Foundation:


    During Sam’s last week, Christopher Check, vice president of the Rockford Institute (which publishes Chronicles), called his brother, a priest in Stamford, Connecticut. Father Paul Check had attended seminary with Father Paul Scalia, son of the Supreme Court justice and parochial vicar of St. Rita’s in Alexandria, Virginia. Fr. Scalia drove to Maryland to visit Francis and found him alone. He offered Francis a choice, a blessing from the Church or Last Rites. Francis indicated the latter. Although this could not be considered definitively a conversion, it gave great joy to his friends at Chronicles, and they began to express their hope that Sam Francis met his death as a Christian.

    In this final respect, Francis again followed his hero James Burnham. In his final days, with the encouragement of his friends from National Review, Priscilla Buckley (William’s sister) and J.P. McFadden, Burnham accepted the solace of a Catholic priest and finally received Last Rites, thus returning to the Church in which he had been raised.
     

    If accurate, his deathbed 'conversion' was, as I characterized, the chicken-soup kind: probably didn't help, but couldn't hurt.

    Just about every reference to Francis' religious views hews close to this version - an atheist until he landed in his final foxhole. On the other hand, you could expect nothing less than deep skepticism from so hard-headed a political analyst as Francis, after having viewed, with no little nausea, how easily Christianity was subverted to one-world statism, and how willfully blind most American Christians were to Judaeo-Christianity's pronounced emphasis on the "Judaeo".

    But who knows what dramas and ecstasies take place in the soul of a man aware that he is dying? Not me, that's for sure. I know Francis's come-to-Jesus moment brought great joy to Joe Sobran because he told me so; my own feeling on the matter is a kind of jealousy towards believers for their unquestioning belief - but an odd sort of jealousy that involved no resentment on my part; more a genuine happiness that good people - in many cases, too good for this world - died with their joy and humility undiminished by enemies beyond counting and beneath contempt; and wishing that I could feel that kind of joy.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Dan Hayes

    I believe that Pat Buchanan had cast a cold eye on the purported death bed conversion of a semi-comatose Sam Francis.

  167. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    the biggest problem was that the Diocease covered for most of them.

    How?


    Accusations of this nature generally land on the Bishop's desk 10 or 15 years after the supposed incident. There isn't much you can do to reliably ascertain the truth. Police officers have interrogation skills that bishops lack, but they seldom investigate antique cases even when the statute of limitations is such that the cases are justiciable. About the only thing the bishop can do is re-assign the priest to some sort of duty where he won't be around youngsters. Leon Podles wanted accused priest defrocked, pretending that accused people are never anything but guilty. Sort of disconcerting that Podles was once an FBI agent.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Art, you can follow this all in the Buffalo News, but often, if not most times, when a priest was accused he was shifted to a new posting, sometimes more than once. Priests and lay leaders of the diocese followed this all very carefully and when it became apparent the Bishop was covering for them, the Bishop “retired.”

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    What I'm seeing reviewing Bishop Accountability is that you had a mess of lawsuits filed in 2019 alleging activity 25-80 years ago by priests (and a few religious) who are now dead, or left the priesthood decades ago, or have been retired for some time. It takes some effort to find one who was in active ministry after 2011 or to find an alleged incident occurring after 1995. I cannot see how the courts are supposed to fairly adjudicate aught but a small sliver of these cases. (It does appear that a Fr. Smith had something on Bp. Malone, but hardly any of these cases refer to any offense alleged during his tenure or (bar one or two) any investigation he's alleged to have mishandled.

    It looks as if the state legislature enacted a big payday for personal injury lawyers.

  168. @Buffalo Joe
    @S. Anonyia

    Anonyia, I am actually on your side. If you simply Google Catholic Schools Diocease of Buffalo, you get a hand full of elementary schools scattered across a diocease that covers eight counties. Eight counties of midsized and small towns. A number of HSs, only one Co-Ed, but fairly pricey tuition at $12,000 and up. I have 16 years of Catholic education and I went to an all boys catholic HS. Six of the 26 priests on that faculty stand accused of abuse of children, some of whom were my classmates. So the Diocease no longer has HSs. The remaining HSs are run by the Jesuits,Franciscans, Christian Brothers (boys) or by an order of nuns. But there are few nuns left. Good luck and God bless and I mean that.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Reg Cæsar

    Diocease of Buffalo

    Typo, or pun?

    My favorite “typo-or-pun” moment came the other day, and was caught by Chrisnonymous. A wet-ass* kudos to Chris!

    I should note though, that as an alumnus of Scandinavian-American academia, I find the name “Chris” to be quite anonymous by itself, and that screen name rather redundant. Whatever happened to the old nickname “Kit”?

    *NSFW/NSFTLD

  169. @Buffalo Joe
    @Art Deco

    Art, you can follow this all in the Buffalo News, but often, if not most times, when a priest was accused he was shifted to a new posting, sometimes more than once. Priests and lay leaders of the diocese followed this all very carefully and when it became apparent the Bishop was covering for them, the Bishop "retired."

    Replies: @Art Deco

    What I’m seeing reviewing Bishop Accountability is that you had a mess of lawsuits filed in 2019 alleging activity 25-80 years ago by priests (and a few religious) who are now dead, or left the priesthood decades ago, or have been retired for some time. It takes some effort to find one who was in active ministry after 2011 or to find an alleged incident occurring after 1995. I cannot see how the courts are supposed to fairly adjudicate aught but a small sliver of these cases. (It does appear that a Fr. Smith had something on Bp. Malone, but hardly any of these cases refer to any offense alleged during his tenure or (bar one or two) any investigation he’s alleged to have mishandled.

    It looks as if the state legislature enacted a big payday for personal injury lawyers.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes

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