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An officer stepped in after young white men attacked a young black man at Fairground Park in St. Louis in 1949. The death of Michael Brown, 18, has revived racial tensions in the area.

I’m always struck by how seldom prestige journalism about race takes notice of developments since, roughly, Bull Connor. For example, to the right is a photo that the New York Times thinks is informative in understanding what’s going on in Ferguson, MO.

In contrast, developments from the liberal-run last 50 years, such as Section 8 rental vouchers, go unmentioned even though what has been changing in Ferguson is do to 21st Century liberal policies like Section 8 moving poor blacks from St. Louis to the “apartment farms” put up in one corner of Ferguson.

For example, if I google “‘Section 8’ Ferguson” I get:

I.e., nobody else is terribly interested in the Section 8 story about Ferguson.

In the New York Times, we see a good example of how blind elite media are to policies on the last half century and how much they prefer to focus upon sins of white racism in the increasingly distant past:

Around St. Louis, a Circle of Rage
By TANZINA VEGA and JOHN ELIGON AUG. 16, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. —

… The origins of the area’s complex social and racial history date to the 19th century when the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County went their separate ways, leading to the formation of dozens of smaller communities outside St. Louis. Missouri itself has always been a state with roots in both the Midwest and the South, and racial issues intensified in the 20th century as St. Louis became a stopping point for the northern migration of Southern blacks seeking factory jobs in Detroit and Chicago.

As African-Americans moved into the city and whites moved out, real estate agents and city leaders, in a pattern familiar elsewhere in the country, conspired to keep blacks out of the suburbs through the use of zoning ordinances and restrictive covenants. But by the 1970s, some of those barriers had started to fall, and whites moved even farther away from the city. These days, Ferguson is like many of the suburbs around St. Louis, inner-ring towns that accommodated white flight decades ago but that are now largely black. And yet they retain a white power structure.

Although about two-thirds of Ferguson residents are black, its mayor and five of its six City Council members are white. Only three of the town’s 53 police officers are black.

Turnout for local elections in Ferguson has been poor. The mayor, James W. Knowles III, noted his disappointment with the turnout — about 12 percent — in the most recent mayoral election during a City Council meeting in April. Patricia Bynes, a black woman who is the Democratic committeewoman for the Ferguson area, said the lack of black involvement in local government was partly the result of the black population’s being more transient in small municipalities and less attached to them. …

This year, community members voiced anger after the all-white, seven-member school board for the Ferguson-Florissant district pushed aside its black superintendent for unrevealed reasons.

If a politician resigns for undisclosed reasons, it’s probably because he didn’t want them revealed.

That spurred several blacks to run for three board positions up for election, but only one won a seat. …

Although experience and statistics suggest that Ferguson’s police force disproportionately targets blacks, it is not as imbalanced as in some neighboring departments in St. Louis County. While blacks are 37 percent more likely to be pulled over compared with their proportion of the population in Ferguson, that is less than the statewide average of 59 percent, according to Richard Rosenfeld, a professor of criminology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

In fact, Mr. Rosenfeld said, Ferguson did not fit the profile of a community that would be a spark for civil unrest. The town has “pockets of disadvantage” and middle and upper-middle income families. He said Ferguson had benefited in the last five to 10 years from economic growth in the northern part of the county, such as the expansion of Express Scripts, the Fortune 500 health care giant.

The NYT has missed the story of the “apartment farms” in one corner of Ferguson that have become a slum of Section 8 renters.

“Ferguson does not stand out as the type of community where you would expect tensions with the police to boil over into violence and looting,” Mr. Rosenfeld said.

But the memory of the region’s racial history lingers.

In 1949, a mob of whites showed up to attack blacks who lined up to get into the pool at Fairground Park in north St. Louis after it had been desegregated.

65 years ago

In the 1970s, a court battle over public school inequality led to a settlement that created a desegregation busing program that exists to this day.

About 40 years ago

A Ferguson city councilman caused a stir in 1970 when he used racially charged language to criticize teenagers from the neighboring town of Kinloch for throwing rocks and bottles at homes in Ferguson. The councilman, Carl Kersting, said, “We should call a black a black, and not be afraid to face up to these people,” according to an article in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

44 years ago

Eventually blacks broke down the barriers in the inner ring of suburbs, and whites fled farther out. But whites fought hard to protect their turf.

In other words, whites are evil to leave and whites are evil to stay.

In the mid-1970s, Alyce Herndon, a black woman, moved with her family to what was then the mostly white town of Jennings in St. Louis County. She said some of their white neighbors stuck an Afro pick in their front lawn and set it on fire. Ms. Herndon also recalled tensions flaring between black and white students at her school after the television mini-series “Roots” first aired in 1977.

37 years ago

For all its segregation and discrimination, St. Louis did not have the major riots and unrest during the 1960s that was seen across the country.

45 to 50 years ago

… “St. Louis never has had its true race moment, where they had to confront this,” said Ms. Bynes, the Democratic committeewoman. Without that moment, she added, blacks have been complacent when it comes to local politics. “I’m hoping that this is what it takes to get the pendulum to swing the other way.” …

Tanzina Vega reported from Ferguson, and John Eligon from Kansas City, Mo. Serge F. Kovaleski contributed reporting from New York, and John Schwartz from Ferguson. Alain Delaquérière contributed research.

That’s a lot of reporters who all missed what’s going on now because they were so focused upon the receding past.

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

    Liberals Never Notice They’ve Been Ruining America Racially Since 1964

    Fixed it for you.

    • Replies: @Enderby
    @The most deplorable one

    Not quite - Liberals Never Notice They've Been Ruining America Radically Since 1964

    and there is more to come...

  2. Steve, I don’t think modern reporters need to work to learn new stuff. They don’t have to do that, they already earned a degree from Journalism School that taught them what to write.

    Besides, how are they going to heroically change the world if they just report the facts?

  3. “Liberals Never Notice They’ve Been Running America Racially Since 1964”

    That’s because Liberals, like the Faerie, have no souls. Arm yourself with iron, yo!

  4. bomag [AKA "doombuggy"] says:

    “St. Louis never has had its true race moment, where they had to confront this,” said Ms. Bynes, the Democratic committeewoman.

    A pretty telling sentiment: We must have drama, after which Whitey caves and gives us what we want. And when things don’t improve, just keep giving.

  5. Although about two-thirds of Ferguson residents are black, its mayor and five of its six City Council members are white.

    Compton, CA is 65% hispanic, but its mayor and 7 out of 8 other elected officials are black. The one remaining official is from a mostly-black mixed race family.

  6. “That’s a lot of reporters who all missed what’s going on now because they were so focused upon the receding past.”

    You’re awfully generous in saying they “missed” it. Then again, subtlety has its place in the rhetoric arsenal…

  7. So in Ferguson, Missouri there have only been 2 White on Black homicides in the last 65 years. That averages to about 1 White on Black homicide every 32 and a half years.

    And all this time I thought Ferguson, Missouri was ground zero for the on going White on Black Holocaust that is terrorizing this country.

  8. Priss Factor [AKA "rrrrrrrrr"] says:

    What with the media dominated by globo-elites and their whore minions, we are living in truly crazy times.

    Even when whites are victims or losers waving the white flag, they are inspected and raked over the coals for possible ‘racism’.

    Consider the article MEET THE MANDINGOS in Details magazine about cuckold culture.

    I mean what can be more of a racial defeat/surrender for white males than to have black ‘bulls’ hump their jungle-feverish wives ON THEIR OWN BEDS?

    And yet, the article suspects that these wussified white guys may have ‘racist’ motives. True or not, who cares? I can’t think of a greater racial-sexual humiliation for any people.

    Besides, isn’t the very arrangement based on racial differences? If indeed white women are turned on by Negro men cuz they are more muscular and have bigger penises, isn’t that proof of racial differences? The article praises the interracial behavior–that is clearly based on racial stereotypes–but then criticizes white guys of harboring racial stereotypes. I mean WTF.

    Anyway, the burden of guilt is always on whitey.
    If some black guy is beating a white guy and if a mind-reading machine could detect the white guy perceiving the black guy as a thug, then the white guy is to be blamed for ‘racism’.
    The Paula Deen case was pretty much like this.
    Even when blacks do you wrong, you must LOVE BIG BROTHER… or Big Brotha.

    I can see it now.
    Imagine that some black guy enters your house, beats you up, kills your son, and is raping your wife. While he’s doing all that, he looks at you and says, “You racis’ if you have any negative thoughts about me and what I’s doing.” And NYT agrees.

  9. @The most deplorable one
    Liberals Never Notice They've Been Ruining America Racially Since 1964

    Fixed it for you.

    Replies: @Enderby

    Not quite – Liberals Never Notice They’ve Been Ruining America Radically Since 1964

    and there is more to come…

  10. Priss Factor [AKA "Gubstein"] says:

    If indeed the past has such a great impact on the present, what is a sounder explanation for black problems?

    300 yrs of slavery under whites or 30,ooo yrs of savagery in Africa?

    Unless my math is wrong, 30,000 is a much larger sum than 300.

    And if a mere 300 yrs of white domination could wipe away the ‘glorious’ heritage of the 30,000 yrs in Africa, why is the ‘legacy of slavery’ so ineradicable?

    Funny how 300 yrs can so easily undo the 30,000… but, gee, it may take 30,000 yrs to undo the 300…

    Now, were those 30,000 yrs in Africa really filled with glory and wisdom… or was it mostly about savagery, black-on-black warfare, endless cycles of mayhem among alpha thugs, etc?
    Didn’t those 30,000 yrs make blacks evolve into an aggressive and fearsome warrior race? And isn’t that the real reason why blacks are acting so violent?

    After all, slavery is supposed to make people slavish and subservient. Slavery favors the docile traits over the unruly ones.
    But too many American blacks are unruly and violent. Was it the ‘legacy of slavery’ or the ‘legacy of savagery’ that favored and selected those troublesome traits. Why would slave masters favor traits that make their subjects violent and unruly?

    The current levels of black violence would indicate that black slavery had a minimal impact on black genetics. It lasted too little.
    If black slavery in America had lasted 3,000 yrs than merely 300, it’s likely that blacks would have become more docile and cooperative as there would have been much more time to weed out the unruly traits.

    It’s like wolves bred for domestication for only 100 yrs will be more violent and aggressive than wolves bred for domestication for 1000 yrs. There would not have been sufficient time to weed out the aggressive traits in the former group. .

    Indeed, it could be that whites, yellows, and browns are gentler partly because they’d experienced longer periods of civilizational oppression that had a weeding-out effect of their unruly genes.

    Contrary to public opinion, blacks are the way they are not because they were most oppressed by civilization but because they were oppressed by civilization for the shortest duration.

  11. I wonder what George Zimmerman would say about this whole controversy ?

  12. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Do you have insiders placed all around the country or something, Steve?

    How did you know to keep your powder dry for nearly a week while all this crazy business was going on, only to spring full-force when the whole liberal narrative of the ‘innocent black gentle giant minding his own business gunned down by an undercover klansman cop’ has apparently come crashing down these past couple of days (once again)?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @anon

    He has Tom Wolfe, America's Nostradamus.

  13. Apartment farms = No Daddy Land

  14. Oh, they notice. But they don’t want you to notice.

  15. “Liberals never notice they’ve been running America racially since 1964”

    And they expect the rest of us not to notice as well – as if the Great Society, Watts, the Rodney King riots, the OJ verdict, Hurricane Katrina, etc. had never happened. We’re all just supposed to act as if it’s 1963, and we’ve just heard the “I have a dream” speech or just walked out of the theater after having seen “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

    • Replies: @XK
    @Mr. Anon

    FTW

  16. Priss Factor [AKA "steak and potatoes"] says:

    War against Russia.

    From Panzer War to Panser war.

  17. “matt says

    Steve Sailer never notices when his commenters bring up inconvenient facts in his comments sections.

    To wit:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/ferguson-is-a-story-of-the-section-8-era/#comment-673698”

    So you claim that some academics “debunk” Rosin’s article. Big deal. I have seen the effects of section 8 rentals in the area where I live. The effects are quite real, insidious, and destructive. I don’t need “urban policy experts” to tell me what goes on in my own town – I have my own eyes for that. I suppose that is an inconvient fact for the line of propaganda that you are pushing.

    • Replies: @dcite
    @Mr. Anon

    A friend worked at an apartment complex that allowed section 8. Most of the tenants paid full price, as the area was ok, at least at that time. The Section 8 tenants trashed it. A man from the city municipal office, a black man, came to inspect the Section 8 apartments and was appalled (really) at it. He said, "we pay taxes and this is what the section 8s do!" or something to that effect. It's common sense. I wonder where these professors and urban philosophisers actually live.

  18. @anon
    Do you have insiders placed all around the country or something, Steve?

    How did you know to keep your powder dry for nearly a week while all this crazy business was going on, only to spring full-force when the whole liberal narrative of the 'innocent black gentle giant minding his own business gunned down by an undercover klansman cop' has apparently come crashing down these past couple of days (once again)?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    He has Tom Wolfe, America’s Nostradamus.

  19. Here is a list of U.S states that do not have a single city is that is majority Black.

    1.North Dakota
    2.South Dakota
    3.Utah
    4.Arizona
    5.New Mexico
    6.Maine
    7.Montana
    8.Vermont
    9.Idaho
    10.Nevada
    11.Colorado
    12.New Hampshire
    13.Hawaii
    14.Rhode Island
    15.Minnesota
    16.Iowa
    17.Wyoming
    18.Alaska
    19.Washington
    20.Oregon
    21.Massachusetts
    22.Nebraska

    • Replies: @peterike
    @Jefferson


    Here is a list of U.S states that do not have a single city is that is majority Black.

     

    Too bad. It would be better if they were concentrated into a few cities rather than scattered around, since 10-15% black population is usually enough to ruin someplace.

    Replies: @Lurker

  20. @Mr. Anon
    "Liberals never notice they've been running America racially since 1964"

    And they expect the rest of us not to notice as well - as if the Great Society, Watts, the Rodney King riots, the OJ verdict, Hurricane Katrina, etc. had never happened. We're all just supposed to act as if it's 1963, and we've just heard the "I have a dream" speech or just walked out of the theater after having seen "To Kill a Mockingbird".

    Replies: @XK

    FTW

  21. Just to point out, state and federal housing subsidies amount to roughly 5% of the gross output in the rental housing sector. As for Ferguson, local income levels are typical of old industrial suburbs (e.g. Lackawanna, N.Y.). And, again, there has not been a secular trend in general crime rates or violent over the last dozen years, just an abnormal amount of trouble with auto theft and burglary.

  22. She said some of their white neighbors stuck an Afro pick in their front lawn and set it on fire.

    That’s actually a funny image, when you consider the size of an Afro pick.

    Ms. Herndon also recalled tensions flaring between black and white students at her school after the television mini-series “Roots” first aired in 1977.

    I suspect “tensions flaring between black and white students” means a spate of black bullies running wild after they got riled up watching “Roots.”

  23. @Jefferson
    Here is a list of U.S states that do not have a single city is that is majority Black.

    1.North Dakota
    2.South Dakota
    3.Utah
    4.Arizona
    5.New Mexico
    6.Maine
    7.Montana
    8.Vermont
    9.Idaho
    10.Nevada
    11.Colorado
    12.New Hampshire
    13.Hawaii
    14.Rhode Island
    15.Minnesota
    16.Iowa
    17.Wyoming
    18.Alaska
    19.Washington
    20.Oregon
    21.Massachusetts
    22.Nebraska

    Replies: @peterike

    Here is a list of U.S states that do not have a single city is that is majority Black.

    Too bad. It would be better if they were concentrated into a few cities rather than scattered around, since 10-15% black population is usually enough to ruin someplace.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @peterike

    Too bad. It would be better if they were concentrated into a few cities rather than scattered around, since 10-15% black population is usually enough to ruin someplace.

    Or even entirely separated off into their own country. We could call it, er, Liberia?

  24. On Liberals not noticing, I’ve seen a mini-flurry of articles lately about the “triumph of the Right” in American politics, spurred on by reviews of Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.

    This is standard Liberal boilerplate: that starting in the 1970s, Conservatives have gone from victory to victory and dominated American politics. To which I like to respond, please name one victory that Conservatives have won. And I mean real Conservatives, not the various neo-Cons and neo-Liberals that have co-opted the Republican party. Aggressive neo-Con militarism? Nope, sorry, Conservatives are non-interventionist. Neo-Liberal unchecked free trade and outsourcing? Nope, Conservatives are nationalists and believe firmly in tariff walls and protecting American industries.

    Thing is, there are essentially no real Conservatives remaining in politics. They have been exterminated. Yet the typical Liberal believes Conservatives have 50 years of victories under their belt, and it’s more important than ever that they be stopped. I suppose it makes for good motivation. I mean if Liberals woke up tomorrow and realized they’ve won every battle, completely control every significant institution in American life and have essentially zero effective opposition, they might slow down for a while and take a breather.

    Again, dear readers, tell me a single battlefront on which Conservatives have been victorious. I really can’t think of one.

  25. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Yes, #24 read between the lines and identified the truth. So-called “tensions” really means black violence. Just part of the usual wagon-train of lying where gang attacks are called “tensions” or something else such as ‘disturbances’ etc. Going to school and attempting to learn something while saddled with a simple-minded population that riots over a fictional movie must really be an awful situation. A burning afro-pick on a lawn, how ridiculous. The product of another black ‘eye-witness’.

  26. Another Canadian [AKA "Zinjanthropus"] says:

    Ms. Herndon also recalled tensions flaring between black and white students at her school after the television mini-series “Roots” first aired in 1977.

    I remember that, and I wasn’t in Missouri. Despite the actual plot of the film, the Negroes had this image of fat, sweaty, cigar-chomping, white guys in seersucker suits chasing their ancestors through the jungles of Africa with drag nets. It was a week of mayhem.

  27. @Mr. Anon
    "matt says

    Steve Sailer never notices when his commenters bring up inconvenient facts in his comments sections.

    To wit:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/ferguson-is-a-story-of-the-section-8-era/#comment-673698"

    So you claim that some academics "debunk" Rosin's article. Big deal. I have seen the effects of section 8 rentals in the area where I live. The effects are quite real, insidious, and destructive. I don't need "urban policy experts" to tell me what goes on in my own town - I have my own eyes for that. I suppose that is an inconvient fact for the line of propaganda that you are pushing.

    Replies: @dcite

    A friend worked at an apartment complex that allowed section 8. Most of the tenants paid full price, as the area was ok, at least at that time. The Section 8 tenants trashed it. A man from the city municipal office, a black man, came to inspect the Section 8 apartments and was appalled (really) at it. He said, “we pay taxes and this is what the section 8s do!” or something to that effect. It’s common sense. I wonder where these professors and urban philosophisers actually live.

  28. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    War against Russia.

    From Panzer War to Panser war.

    This is going to be a war against Russia the way the Afghan-Soviet War was a war against Russia, with Russian troops in foreign territory being bled over a period of years until they either win or withdraw. The West might or might not subsidize Ukraine’s defense, but it is certain that no Western troops will be involved, apart from training Ukrainians how to better maul the Russian invader.

  29. The Ferguson-Florissant School District superintendent forced out, a black named Art McCoy, was probably forced out because the white school board (all white at the time) didn’t approve of his decision to take transfers from the unaccredited Normandy district (Michael Brown just graduated from that district’s only high school in May, ironically). Thanks to some vanity law the state passed in 1993 without thinking it through, students whose home public school districts become unaccredited can transfer to another public school district in the same or neighboring county, as long as the unaccredited and the out-transfer district can come to an agreement. It’s basically the New Deseg, and it’s been a festering issue around here and in the state capital for about a year and a half.

    The F-F district was already 78% black before they started taking transfers from Normany.

    Hardly any blacks apply to be on the Ferguson P.D., because it’s the worst of both worlds when it comes to low pay and high danger. Blacks who want to be cops anywhere in St. Louis City and County will be heavily recruited by almost all departments for AA purposes, and by definition, so all the other options for law enforcement jobs (high pay high danger, e.g. St. Louis City; low pay low danger, e.g. many of St. Louis County’s other suburban districts; high pay low danger, e.g. the old to new money suburbs in St. Louis County), are by definition better gigs.

    About the 1949 Fairgrounds Park pool white riot, it proves the point that riots are not expressions of racial hopelessness, but are instead projections of racial power. Before 1963, almost all American race riots were white-led; after, they were/are almost all black-led.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @countenance

    Hardly any blacks apply to be on the Ferguson P.D., because it’s the worst of both worlds when it comes to low pay and high danger.

    Again, the township has abnormal rates of auto theft and burglary, not other crimes.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

  30. It can be hard to get a handle on white flight.

    Shrinking cities in the United States

    That list should be titled “White flight in the United States,” but the cowards and liars that run Wikipedia would never go for that.

  31. But Massachusetts has the garden spot of Chelsea (62% Hispanic), home of the Commonwealth’s highest murder rate.

  32. Whoops, wrong tab. Ah well, works here too.

  33. @countenance
    The Ferguson-Florissant School District superintendent forced out, a black named Art McCoy, was probably forced out because the white school board (all white at the time) didn't approve of his decision to take transfers from the unaccredited Normandy district (Michael Brown just graduated from that district's only high school in May, ironically). Thanks to some vanity law the state passed in 1993 without thinking it through, students whose home public school districts become unaccredited can transfer to another public school district in the same or neighboring county, as long as the unaccredited and the out-transfer district can come to an agreement. It's basically the New Deseg, and it's been a festering issue around here and in the state capital for about a year and a half.

    The F-F district was already 78% black before they started taking transfers from Normany.

    Hardly any blacks apply to be on the Ferguson P.D., because it's the worst of both worlds when it comes to low pay and high danger. Blacks who want to be cops anywhere in St. Louis City and County will be heavily recruited by almost all departments for AA purposes, and by definition, so all the other options for law enforcement jobs (high pay high danger, e.g. St. Louis City; low pay low danger, e.g. many of St. Louis County's other suburban districts; high pay low danger, e.g. the old to new money suburbs in St. Louis County), are by definition better gigs.

    About the 1949 Fairgrounds Park pool white riot, it proves the point that riots are not expressions of racial hopelessness, but are instead projections of racial power. Before 1963, almost all American race riots were white-led; after, they were/are almost all black-led.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Hardly any blacks apply to be on the Ferguson P.D., because it’s the worst of both worlds when it comes to low pay and high danger.

    Again, the township has abnormal rates of auto theft and burglary, not other crimes.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Art Deco

    Are you a real estate agent in Ferguson?

    In any event, if the place wasn't a shithole before, it will be now. Ferguson will get a black monoculture, and then its new, all-black police force won't bother responding to property crimes and public disorderly conduct.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

  34. Social mobility is quite low, as shown by Gregory Clark’s surname analysis.

  35. Steve, why do they continue to perpetuate this narrative that real estate agents kept blacks out of certain neighborhoods? The real truth is that while some did that, the crafty ones strategically moved in blacks and caused white flight to stir up their business – which relies upon commissions. A family friend noted that the south side of Chicago saw this very practice occurring in many of the neighborhoods like South Shore and Hyde Park.

  36. liberals, nonwhites and multiculturalism are merely economic weapons wielded by the plutocrats and corporations.

    Liberals, nonwhites and multiculturalism are used by the plutocrats and corporations to do things that further the financial interests of the plutocrats and corporations (imagine that–that money might be behind movements in america, of all places. Money has no role in america at all, after all! Right?).

    How do liberals, nonwhites and multiculturalism further the financial interests of the plutocrats and corporations? Well, for one, by increasing the supply of labor faster than demand for labor rises. And what does that do to wages? And who pays wages? Hey!

    Also liberals, nonwhites and multiculturalism increase growth and GDP and corporate revenues. Say, plutocrats and corporations get richer when growth and GDP and corporate revenues go up! What’s goin’ on here?!

    Oh, yeah, that’s right—liberals, nonwhites and multiculturalism are merely economic weapons wielded by the plutocrats and corporations. Who is the enemy of the plutocrats and corporations in this war? Who are these economic weapons being used against? White majority labor. There is a war goin’ on, bruthas and sistahs, and we whites are on the losing end.

    It’s the war of Capital vs Labor. And we don’t even know the war is being waged….

    So, it is not liberals that have been running things. They have a master, just as do the conservatives. The same master….

  37. @peterike
    @Jefferson


    Here is a list of U.S states that do not have a single city is that is majority Black.

     

    Too bad. It would be better if they were concentrated into a few cities rather than scattered around, since 10-15% black population is usually enough to ruin someplace.

    Replies: @Lurker

    Too bad. It would be better if they were concentrated into a few cities rather than scattered around, since 10-15% black population is usually enough to ruin someplace.

    Or even entirely separated off into their own country. We could call it, er, Liberia?

  38. City of St. Louis and St. Louis County went their separate ways.
    EXCEPT
    The city bought a piece of unincorporated land in St. Louis county–Lambert Field–now the St. Louis International Airport. When the neighboring City of Berkeley tried to annex this land (to get a small cut of the state sales tax generated there) St. Louis went to court. Incredibly the State Supreme Court(which apparently can’t read-it’s in the State Constitution of 1876 and subsequent ones) ruled the Airport was part of St. Louis. The airport then bought up most of Berkeley to extend its runways. It also (for the same reason) bought up virtually all of Kinloch. an all black community next to Ferguson, The Kinloch residents plus blacks fleeing the destruction of north St. Louis(yes, black flight)has made much of north St. Louis County black. Ferguson was only 30% black in 2000, 67% in 2010, now much higher–the Ferguson Florissant school district(Florissant is 30% black) is 78% black).

  39. “In 1949, a mob of whites showed up to attack blacks who lined up to get into the pool at Fairground Park in north St. Louis after it had been desegregated.”

    This incident is continuously mentioned almost whenever the topic of race comes up in St. Louis. I guess the people native to the neighborhood thought that the blacks involved would ruin the pool and destroy their neighborhood. It’s interesting that none of the journalists who mention the Fairground Park incident ever follow up and explore what Fairground Park looks like today. You’d get the impression that things all worked themselves out in the end and that the giant, luxurious pool that was at the center of the kerfuffle is still a major attraction today.

    Fortunately, for people interested in such details, a nice SWPL fellow recently took it upon himself to tour all 79 of the neighborhoods in St. Louis city proper and posted an extensive write up and photo journal for each of them. There are still white ethnic enclave neighborhoods in St. Louis populated by Irish, Italians, etc. that improbably look like something out of a movie from the 30’s, and then there are neighborhoods that look like what you’d expect inner city St. Louis to look like. Fairground Park is in the latter category, unfortunately. The guy who wrote this blog always tries very hard to put a positive spin on things, especially in the black neighborhoods, but Fairground Park seemingly left him depressed and somewhat apprehensive. Here are some of his comments:

    “Racial tension is not a problem that plagues current day Fairground Park as the citizenry is nearly 100% African American….zero diversity. ”

    “…the level of racial and other commentary was especially thick today and nice and close to my car window so I got a good earful. When one of the neighbors was questioning my existence in his neighborhood, I asked if he knew what the name of the neighborhood was and he said “yeah, crime neighborhood”. ”

    “Fairground Parks is a reminder that much of our city is completely uncared for and still in a state of decline. The people in charge and others that led to the current day state have collectively thrown their hands in the air and said, what can you do? ”

    The full blog post is at:
    http://www.stlouiscitytalk.com/2011/01/fairground-park-neighborhood.html

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Rusty Shackleford

    "racial tension is not a problem..nearly 100% African-American..zero diversity"

    You mean diversity actually causes racial tension? Who would have guessed! I thought diversity was "strength". (At least that's' what the cultural Marxist have always said).

    , @Art Deco
    @Rusty Shackleford

    This incident is continuously mentioned almost whenever the topic of race comes up in St. Louis.

    Aye. Certain events get magnified or reduced 1000x when the issue is race relations.

  40. @Art Deco
    @countenance

    Hardly any blacks apply to be on the Ferguson P.D., because it’s the worst of both worlds when it comes to low pay and high danger.

    Again, the township has abnormal rates of auto theft and burglary, not other crimes.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    Are you a real estate agent in Ferguson?

    In any event, if the place wasn’t a shithole before, it will be now. Ferguson will get a black monoculture, and then its new, all-black police force won’t bother responding to property crimes and public disorderly conduct.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    And the quality of life there will be even worse for blacks, but hey, they are too dense to realize it.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Art Deco
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    No, I'm not. Given that this has run on for over a week (the Detroit riots in 1967 burned out after nine days), I suspect your prediction is likely correct, and not just for Ferguson. The law-abiding public has figured out that the concatenation of three police forces does not have the skill set to protect property and public order or are under the direction of politicians who cannot abide getting the job done in deference to the grievance industry etc.

  41. @Rusty Shackleford
    "In 1949, a mob of whites showed up to attack blacks who lined up to get into the pool at Fairground Park in north St. Louis after it had been desegregated."

    This incident is continuously mentioned almost whenever the topic of race comes up in St. Louis. I guess the people native to the neighborhood thought that the blacks involved would ruin the pool and destroy their neighborhood. It's interesting that none of the journalists who mention the Fairground Park incident ever follow up and explore what Fairground Park looks like today. You'd get the impression that things all worked themselves out in the end and that the giant, luxurious pool that was at the center of the kerfuffle is still a major attraction today.

    Fortunately, for people interested in such details, a nice SWPL fellow recently took it upon himself to tour all 79 of the neighborhoods in St. Louis city proper and posted an extensive write up and photo journal for each of them. There are still white ethnic enclave neighborhoods in St. Louis populated by Irish, Italians, etc. that improbably look like something out of a movie from the 30's, and then there are neighborhoods that look like what you'd expect inner city St. Louis to look like. Fairground Park is in the latter category, unfortunately. The guy who wrote this blog always tries very hard to put a positive spin on things, especially in the black neighborhoods, but Fairground Park seemingly left him depressed and somewhat apprehensive. Here are some of his comments:

    "Racial tension is not a problem that plagues current day Fairground Park as the citizenry is nearly 100% African American....zero diversity. "

    "...the level of racial and other commentary was especially thick today and nice and close to my car window so I got a good earful. When one of the neighbors was questioning my existence in his neighborhood, I asked if he knew what the name of the neighborhood was and he said "yeah, crime neighborhood". "

    "Fairground Parks is a reminder that much of our city is completely uncared for and still in a state of decline. The people in charge and others that led to the current day state have collectively thrown their hands in the air and said, what can you do? "

    The full blog post is at:
    http://www.stlouiscitytalk.com/2011/01/fairground-park-neighborhood.html

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    “racial tension is not a problem..nearly 100% African-American..zero diversity”

    You mean diversity actually causes racial tension? Who would have guessed! I thought diversity was “strength”. (At least that’s’ what the cultural Marxist have always said).

  42. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Art Deco

    Are you a real estate agent in Ferguson?

    In any event, if the place wasn't a shithole before, it will be now. Ferguson will get a black monoculture, and then its new, all-black police force won't bother responding to property crimes and public disorderly conduct.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    And the quality of life there will be even worse for blacks, but hey, they are too dense to realize it.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anonymous

    Which blacks? I will wager you blacks in owner-occupied housing making decisions about their personal situation will be as aware of the implications of this as anyone else. The thing is, people have one way of thinking about their mundane life and one way of thinking about social life in the abstract. For you or me, these two ways of thinking would not be in discord regarding the situation at hand. However, if on the one hand you're invested in a certain narrative about contemporary history and contemporary social life but on the other hand are cognizant of your immediate palpable surroundings, you're going to experience some interior discord.

  43. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Art Deco

    Are you a real estate agent in Ferguson?

    In any event, if the place wasn't a shithole before, it will be now. Ferguson will get a black monoculture, and then its new, all-black police force won't bother responding to property crimes and public disorderly conduct.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    No, I’m not. Given that this has run on for over a week (the Detroit riots in 1967 burned out after nine days), I suspect your prediction is likely correct, and not just for Ferguson. The law-abiding public has figured out that the concatenation of three police forces does not have the skill set to protect property and public order or are under the direction of politicians who cannot abide getting the job done in deference to the grievance industry etc.

  44. @Anonymous
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    And the quality of life there will be even worse for blacks, but hey, they are too dense to realize it.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Which blacks? I will wager you blacks in owner-occupied housing making decisions about their personal situation will be as aware of the implications of this as anyone else. The thing is, people have one way of thinking about their mundane life and one way of thinking about social life in the abstract. For you or me, these two ways of thinking would not be in discord regarding the situation at hand. However, if on the one hand you’re invested in a certain narrative about contemporary history and contemporary social life but on the other hand are cognizant of your immediate palpable surroundings, you’re going to experience some interior discord.

  45. @Rusty Shackleford
    "In 1949, a mob of whites showed up to attack blacks who lined up to get into the pool at Fairground Park in north St. Louis after it had been desegregated."

    This incident is continuously mentioned almost whenever the topic of race comes up in St. Louis. I guess the people native to the neighborhood thought that the blacks involved would ruin the pool and destroy their neighborhood. It's interesting that none of the journalists who mention the Fairground Park incident ever follow up and explore what Fairground Park looks like today. You'd get the impression that things all worked themselves out in the end and that the giant, luxurious pool that was at the center of the kerfuffle is still a major attraction today.

    Fortunately, for people interested in such details, a nice SWPL fellow recently took it upon himself to tour all 79 of the neighborhoods in St. Louis city proper and posted an extensive write up and photo journal for each of them. There are still white ethnic enclave neighborhoods in St. Louis populated by Irish, Italians, etc. that improbably look like something out of a movie from the 30's, and then there are neighborhoods that look like what you'd expect inner city St. Louis to look like. Fairground Park is in the latter category, unfortunately. The guy who wrote this blog always tries very hard to put a positive spin on things, especially in the black neighborhoods, but Fairground Park seemingly left him depressed and somewhat apprehensive. Here are some of his comments:

    "Racial tension is not a problem that plagues current day Fairground Park as the citizenry is nearly 100% African American....zero diversity. "

    "...the level of racial and other commentary was especially thick today and nice and close to my car window so I got a good earful. When one of the neighbors was questioning my existence in his neighborhood, I asked if he knew what the name of the neighborhood was and he said "yeah, crime neighborhood". "

    "Fairground Parks is a reminder that much of our city is completely uncared for and still in a state of decline. The people in charge and others that led to the current day state have collectively thrown their hands in the air and said, what can you do? "

    The full blog post is at:
    http://www.stlouiscitytalk.com/2011/01/fairground-park-neighborhood.html

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    This incident is continuously mentioned almost whenever the topic of race comes up in St. Louis.

    Aye. Certain events get magnified or reduced 1000x when the issue is race relations.

  46. So, it is not liberals that have been running things. They have a master, just as do the conservatives. The same master…

    1. Conservatives and right-wingers are the only ones opposing mass immigration and open borders.
    2. Conservatives and right-wingers are the only ones opposing multiculturalism.
    3. Conservatives and right-wingers are the only ones not sucking up to the non-white coalition.
    4. Conservatives and right-wingers have had zero to do with the liberal brainwashing the country’s been subjected to 24/7/365 since at least the sixties.

    The smart money seems to say that liberalism is precisely what the PTB want, seeing how that’s what we’re getting, good and hard.

    Maybe switch your labels to Democrat and Republican instead?

  47. To my parents’ generation, desegregation meant not having separate water fountains, and so on. Being nice, basically.

    But I’m increasingly of the opinion that the whole legal and social apparatus of “civil rights” is basically a lever by which the ruling class denies downscale whites the ability to collectively defend their interests, for fun and profit. The protection of one man’s civil rights means the denial of another man’s property rights, freedom of association, even freedom of speech. For example, who your neighbors are is an obvious externality that affects your home’s value. But try to internalize that externality in conjunction with your neighbors (e.g. by collaboratively screening potential homebuyers) and you’re committing a crime. What was once social capital exercised through civil society–i.e., the community spirit of Tocqueville’s America–has been systematically reframed as a conspiracy against the state’s favored classes. It’s all who-whom.

    I can’t possibly condone beating people up for wanting to use a pool, and yet, that appraisal of the current state of Fairground Park is damning. It raises the obvious point that people would be able to defend their neighborhoods without recourse to violence if the legal and social climate still recognized the legitimacy of individuals acting in their communal interest.

    The sad part is that, like a great many upper-middle class millennials, I’ve never had to live outside a Whitopia. Under the circumstances, it’s easy to be a hypocritical liberal. As it happens, my attitude is like Steve’s: ordinary Americans should also have the opportunity to live in nice neighborhoods with good schools, without encountering prohibitive price barriers. But what percentage of upscale millennials share that outlook? Barring those of us who have an eccentric attachment to the idea of national solidarity, why would they?

    If suburban Boomers are too sentimental about anything marketed as “civil rights,” how much more useless is this generation’s culture-shaping bourgeoisie going to be? They (we) have less and less reason to care about working-class whites, and great social rewards for ostentatiously spurning them.

    • Replies: @Rusty Shackleford
    @ABN

    The question that's never asked regarding the history of civil rights is not whether the whites trying to restrict black access were overreaching violent racists or just all around bastards, etc. They very likely often were. It's whether or not they were actually wrong in their practical conclusions about what the outcome of integrating their neighborhoods and public places would be. They thought the integration of these places would result in an increase in violence and lawlessness and the eventual destruction of them. So, now that we are 50-60 years after the fact, were they wrong? No one ever asks this question. If they address this issue at all, the destruction of these neighborhoods is magically waved away as the result of "white flight." White flight is one place were cause and effect apparently doesn't apply. White flight is both the all encompassing cause and the effect of inner city decay. It's an axiom unto itself. It doesn't require any rational explanation. It just is. It's like the big bang of American social science .

    I agree with your assessment of the civil rights movement. The situation will continue as long as whites still have a place to run to. The whites in Ferguson will flee across the Missouri River into the white flight community of St. Charles. The rest of north county will follow shortly after. In another 10-20 years the entire area will be likely be just another toxic ghetto no different than any of the formerly grand neighborhoods on the northside of St. Louis.

    In my own family, my grandmother and her brother and sisters enjoyed a happy, bucolic upbringing... in the city of East St. Louis. In 1959 Look Magazine declared East St. Louis the "All American City." Tennis great Jimmy Connors grew up there. The place declined rapidly after racial protests and a sharp increase in crime during the 60's and 70's. Today the population is 1/3 of what it was in 1959, and the city is more commonly known as "Murder City." There's no racial tension there at least because the city is, like the Fairground Park neighborhood, monolithically black and has been for decades. And the beat goes on.. If it happened in the Balkans, we'd call it ethnic cleansing. Here it's called civil rights.


    "..ordinary Americans should also have the opportunity to live in nice neighborhoods with good schools, without encountering prohibitive price barriers. But what percentage of upscale millennials share that outlook? Barring those of us who have an eccentric attachment to the idea of national solidarity, why would they?"

     

    Why should they want regular Americans to have good schools and nice neighborhoods? I don't know. Why would anyone who isn't a narcissistic psychopath want to deny those things to anyone for such ridiculous reasons? Even by the most lenient appraisal, these people would seem to be merely status grubbing or else living in a matrix like, ideological dream world that pays no consideration to the actual earth and stone city of Ferguson, MO or the countless other cities like it. And, look, if that's your experience, I'll take your word for it. But I do hope the wider class of people that you're describing aren't generally as disgusting as your acquaintances.

    And I'd take issue with the term "downscale whites" as you're using it. I've worked as an EMT in the most meth addicted county in the country. A&E did a documentary there called Meth: A County in Crisis." Those were some downscale whites. Ferguson on the other hand was a good neighborhood with a thriving commercial district and nice housing stock. Many of the white residents are/were engineers or skilled workers in the aerospace and automotive industries ,which were the major employers in the area through the 90's and into the oughts. That is incidental, perhaps, but I just want to drive home the point that Ferguson was at one time a very nice place to live.

    Perhaps one of the problems with racial discourse in America is that we don't have the vocabulary to distinguish between different classes of blacks in the same way that we do with whites, in any socially acceptable way. All blacks in America are noble victims by default until proven otherwise. In the case of Mike Brown that is seemingly true even after it has been proven otherwise with video evidence. In St. Louis and East St. Louis there is a subculture of black people who have now gone generations without a job or a father in their family. These people are instantly recognizable by the way they dress and speak, even though there's no socially acceptable word for them. Regular black people have a word for them but it's not a socially acceptable one. You'd almost think that situation is the way it is because someone was benefiting from it.
  48. @ABN
    @Rusty Shackleford

    To my parents' generation, desegregation meant not having separate water fountains, and so on. Being nice, basically.

    But I'm increasingly of the opinion that the whole legal and social apparatus of "civil rights" is basically a lever by which the ruling class denies downscale whites the ability to collectively defend their interests, for fun and profit. The protection of one man's civil rights means the denial of another man's property rights, freedom of association, even freedom of speech. For example, who your neighbors are is an obvious externality that affects your home's value. But try to internalize that externality in conjunction with your neighbors (e.g. by collaboratively screening potential homebuyers) and you're committing a crime. What was once social capital exercised through civil society--i.e., the community spirit of Tocqueville's America--has been systematically reframed as a conspiracy against the state's favored classes. It's all who-whom.

    I can't possibly condone beating people up for wanting to use a pool, and yet, that appraisal of the current state of Fairground Park is damning. It raises the obvious point that people would be able to defend their neighborhoods without recourse to violence if the legal and social climate still recognized the legitimacy of individuals acting in their communal interest.

    The sad part is that, like a great many upper-middle class millennials, I've never had to live outside a Whitopia. Under the circumstances, it's easy to be a hypocritical liberal. As it happens, my attitude is like Steve's: ordinary Americans should also have the opportunity to live in nice neighborhoods with good schools, without encountering prohibitive price barriers. But what percentage of upscale millennials share that outlook? Barring those of us who have an eccentric attachment to the idea of national solidarity, why would they?

    If suburban Boomers are too sentimental about anything marketed as "civil rights," how much more useless is this generation's culture-shaping bourgeoisie going to be? They (we) have less and less reason to care about working-class whites, and great social rewards for ostentatiously spurning them.

    Replies: @Rusty Shackleford

    The question that’s never asked regarding the history of civil rights is not whether the whites trying to restrict black access were overreaching violent racists or just all around bastards, etc. They very likely often were. It’s whether or not they were actually wrong in their practical conclusions about what the outcome of integrating their neighborhoods and public places would be. They thought the integration of these places would result in an increase in violence and lawlessness and the eventual destruction of them. So, now that we are 50-60 years after the fact, were they wrong? No one ever asks this question. If they address this issue at all, the destruction of these neighborhoods is magically waved away as the result of “white flight.” White flight is one place were cause and effect apparently doesn’t apply. White flight is both the all encompassing cause and the effect of inner city decay. It’s an axiom unto itself. It doesn’t require any rational explanation. It just is. It’s like the big bang of American social science .

    I agree with your assessment of the civil rights movement. The situation will continue as long as whites still have a place to run to. The whites in Ferguson will flee across the Missouri River into the white flight community of St. Charles. The rest of north county will follow shortly after. In another 10-20 years the entire area will be likely be just another toxic ghetto no different than any of the formerly grand neighborhoods on the northside of St. Louis.

    In my own family, my grandmother and her brother and sisters enjoyed a happy, bucolic upbringing… in the city of East St. Louis. In 1959 Look Magazine declared East St. Louis the “All American City.” Tennis great Jimmy Connors grew up there. The place declined rapidly after racial protests and a sharp increase in crime during the 60’s and 70’s. Today the population is 1/3 of what it was in 1959, and the city is more commonly known as “Murder City.” There’s no racial tension there at least because the city is, like the Fairground Park neighborhood, monolithically black and has been for decades. And the beat goes on.. If it happened in the Balkans, we’d call it ethnic cleansing. Here it’s called civil rights.

    “..ordinary Americans should also have the opportunity to live in nice neighborhoods with good schools, without encountering prohibitive price barriers. But what percentage of upscale millennials share that outlook? Barring those of us who have an eccentric attachment to the idea of national solidarity, why would they?”

    Why should they want regular Americans to have good schools and nice neighborhoods? I don’t know. Why would anyone who isn’t a narcissistic psychopath want to deny those things to anyone for such ridiculous reasons? Even by the most lenient appraisal, these people would seem to be merely status grubbing or else living in a matrix like, ideological dream world that pays no consideration to the actual earth and stone city of Ferguson, MO or the countless other cities like it. And, look, if that’s your experience, I’ll take your word for it. But I do hope the wider class of people that you’re describing aren’t generally as disgusting as your acquaintances.

    And I’d take issue with the term “downscale whites” as you’re using it. I’ve worked as an EMT in the most meth addicted county in the country. A&E did a documentary there called Meth: A County in Crisis.” Those were some downscale whites. Ferguson on the other hand was a good neighborhood with a thriving commercial district and nice housing stock. Many of the white residents are/were engineers or skilled workers in the aerospace and automotive industries ,which were the major employers in the area through the 90’s and into the oughts. That is incidental, perhaps, but I just want to drive home the point that Ferguson was at one time a very nice place to live.

    Perhaps one of the problems with racial discourse in America is that we don’t have the vocabulary to distinguish between different classes of blacks in the same way that we do with whites, in any socially acceptable way. All blacks in America are noble victims by default until proven otherwise. In the case of Mike Brown that is seemingly true even after it has been proven otherwise with video evidence. In St. Louis and East St. Louis there is a subculture of black people who have now gone generations without a job or a father in their family. These people are instantly recognizable by the way they dress and speak, even though there’s no socially acceptable word for them. Regular black people have a word for them but it’s not a socially acceptable one. You’d almost think that situation is the way it is because someone was benefiting from it.

  49. @ Rusty Shackleford

    And, look, if that’s your experience, I’ll take your word for it. But I do hope the wider class of people that you’re describing aren’t generally as disgusting as your acquaintances.

    I did indeed mean to say that a certain amount of hypocrisy exists among super-zip SWPLs.

    The the thing is, though, my acquaintances aren’t disgusting. They’re smart, well-adjusted, polite, and talented people. They are law-abiding and thoughtful. As Charles Murray has said, the problem is not that they fail to practice what they preach, but that they fail to preach what they practice.

    They don’t have a conscious hatred for whites who are poorer, less educated, or more Red-State-ish than they are. They don’t want to actively deny good neighborhoods or schools to anyone. I think it’s more like the “Matrix”-like scenario that you described. There is just less and less need for them to temper their ideology with reality. Consider the factors in play:

    1. Inter-generational mobility and assortative mating means they don’t have to spend much time outside the upper-middle-class world, nor do they have to interact much with those outside it. They have no skin in the game of Middle American life or in the policy regime that affects it. My mother’s family is from a coal-mining city in the Appalachians that has been in decline for some time. That’s not my problem now, but maybe it would be better for America if it were.

    2. A big reason the Left has been so ascendant in the post-Cold War era is that it made its peace with capitalism and thereby co-opted the yuppie classes. These classes have become more horizontally integrated than ever and are thus more insulated and parochial than ever. The Wall Street banker, the NGO do-gooder, the successful civil servant–their background and worldview (and sometimes their ethnicity, although it’s possible to make too big a deal of that) are largely shared. Thus the upper-middle class becomes an echo chamber. (Alex P. Keaton would probably be an Obama voter today instead of a Reaganite.)

    3. It’s in their material interest to put globalism, immigration, diversity, civil rights, multiculturalism, etc. ahead of concern for the livability of working-class communities. It’s natural for them to support the high-low coalition against the middle…

    4. …Especially because they are told that they are morally righteous for doing so. The Narrative allows you to have your cake and eat it too. That’s the whole point of it.

    Long story short, I don’t think my friends and acquaintances are disgusting. I think they are a product of the times, and that they are responding to the incentives that our society gives them. I would like nothing more than to see a coalition form between successful SWPLs and the native working class to resist our ruling ideology and its client classes. I’m a nationalist first and a conservative/Republican second.

    Admittedly, I have no idea how to get from here to there, except to change the incentives by cheekily confronting the upper-middle class with its hypocrisy: flood super-zips with Section 8 housing, Guatemalan Dreamers, and Somali refugees; start outsourcing professional white-collar jobs in traditionally protected fields like Law; dissolve Whitopian crypto-private school districts in the name of Social Justice; inundate prominent businesses in Manhattan, the Chicago Loop, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, etc. with disparate impact suits; really start imposing affirmative action to make schools and businesses “look like America” by strictly limiting, say, super-zip residents or Jews or private-school students or legacy admits to their respective proportions of the population; better yet, since inferring high intelligence from high IQ is a racist plot, make the IQ distribution of elite colleges and employers mirror that of the general population; mandate Spanish fluency for white-collar jobs the way it already is de facto for many service workers; make public television and radio more Vibrant and Relevant to a Changing America by replacing Nova episodes and classical concerts with the Kardashians; stick it to the Man by mandating e-verify for housekeeping and landscaping employers in the suburbs; make employers of unskilled legal immigrants pay the full expected value of externalized costs for schooling, health care, social security, etc.; build big tacky highrises to spread the love in zoning-restricted places like coastal California; make high school graduation contingent on spending a culturally immersive semester in the ghetto or barrio; condition support for Israel on that country’s acceptance of diverse mass immigration…I’m sure there are any number of other things that might be proposed to get bourgeois whites to realize what they have done to the brethren they left behind.

    Basically, find ways to make the chickens of places like Ferguson and East St. Louis come home to roost in places like Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Chicagoland’s North Shore, Palo Alto, Beverly Hills, and so on. Stop missing the point by calling people like Obama, the Clintons, or Rahm Emmanuel “socialists”. Let the actual commies speak for the Left: What would Al Sharpton do? What would Luis Gutierrez do? The cure for preening pseudo-leftism is the prospect of real leftism.

    To that end, it would be nice if there were just one conservative in government with a gift for Modest Proposals, a cynical and worldly view of modern life, an impish sense of humor, an indifference to elite opinion, and an instinctive loyalty to the America that once was.

    Sailer for Congress? Kaus did it, so how ’bout it, Steve? You’d at least succeed in embarrassing the useless California GOP–the more they spent to stop you, the more they’d prove you right. I’d gladly write a check to see that! Hell, I’d volunteer.

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