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From The New Republic:

I Went to High School With Biden’s Homeland Security Team

Timothy Noah/January 18, 2021

Washington’s new national security establishment is coming straight outta Beverly Hills.

“Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.”

—George Orwell, The Lion and the Unicorn, 1941

Future generations may well wonder how it came to pass that the federal government’s homeland security policy fell into the hands of a select group of people raised within a mere 23 neighborhoods inside the Los Angeles Basin, situated south of the Santa Monica Mountains, west of La Cienega Boulevard, north of the Santa Monica Freeway, and east of the Pacific Ocean. The area is known locally as the Westside. I grew up there myself from the age of 12—but I have no ready answer for the curious.

President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for homeland security secretary is Alejandro Mayorkas, who was one year behind me at Beverly Hills High School. Biden has also named Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall to be White House homeland security adviser. Sherwood-Randall started out one year behind me at Beverly High but skipped a year and graduated with me in 1976. Michèle Flournoy, whom Biden came very close to nominating for defense secretary, and who will probably end up performing some high-ranking national security function in his administration, was three years behind me at Beverly High. …

More recently, though, Beverly High has been drifting into a role vaguely comparable to that of the ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam. …

What the Westsiders have in common is a grounding in the culture of affluent liberalism—the kind where you are passionately liberal on social issues but only mildly so on economic ones. .

Another common characteristic the Westsiders tend to share is Jewishness. Sherwood-Randall, Miller, and Kaus are all Jewish, as am I. Mayorkas is, too, though his more widely recognized identity is Cuban-American. Breitbart was adopted into a Jewish family.

Surely, it’s also relevant that Latino immigrants pushing African-Americans out of Los Angeles has reduced the cost of servants in Beverly Hills while lowering the crime rate.

 
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  1. Anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, you’ve commented before on Ibram X. Kendi’s academic and testing background. But were you familiar with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s GRE score? I just found out about it recently. His Verbal score was 350, and his Quantitative was 270, each on an 800 point scale.

    https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/graduate-record-examination-scores-martin-luther-king-jr

    King took the examination on 3 February. A table enclosed with the test report indicates that his verbal aptitude score is in the second lowest quartile and his quantitative score is in the lowest ten percent of those taking the test. In the advanced test in philosophy, King’s score (on a scale of 100) places him in the lowest third, while his other scores (on a scale of 800) are in the lowest quartile in all the subject areas except literature, where he placed in the top quartile.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Wow, good find.

    Was the GRE a 200 to 800 scale way back in 1951?

    , @Bubba
    @Anonymous

    Well how could he study while he was having orgies and raping church ladies?

    And Whitey will still be blamed for the low test scores.

    Replies: @Marty T

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Anonymous

    So, he was a bloody imbecile.

    You'd think the widow King would have gotten that federal judge to put that little fact under lock and key, too. If I had to choose between people learning that I had the IQ of an artichoke and that I was a rapist, I'd say, "Bury the GRE scores!"

    Maybe there were just too many things for her to cover.

  2. At least we have some adults in the room

    Hopefully we will put more effort into fighting domestic terrorism treason and subversion

    • LOL: AnotherDad, MEH 0910
    • Replies: @Bubba
    @Dove Pinsen

    Nice try Tiny D.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    , @Joseph Doaks
    @Dove Pinsen

    "Hopefully we will put more effort into fighting domestic terrorism treason and subversion"

    If so, most Biden voters will be in jail.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Dove Pinsen

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2b/6d/8a/2b6d8ad05bc8bdf5e3766d6c556e9564.jpg

    Replies: @Dissident

    , @MEH 0910
    @Dove Pinsen

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71fGVOmyFFL._SX355_.jpg

    https://infograph.venngage.com/infographic/thumbnail/social/6b5a9477-471c-4ebd-aa50-a2f360be4008.png

  3. “ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam.”

    WASPs really did screw up.

    • Agree: John Regan
    • Replies: @LondonBob
    @anonymous

    Famous WASP Walter Rostow.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @flyingtiger
    @anonymous

    The American army won all the battles. It was the South Vietnam that lost the war.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful

    , @RAZ
    @anonymous

    Halberstam's Best & The Brightest gives you all you ever would want to know about the screwups leading us into and into staying in Vietnam.

    But don't think an overly prep school WASP story. Kennedy and McNamara - were Irish, not WASP. Though Kennedy was New England Prep school and maybe compared to typical Irish politicians of the day (think Mayor Daley) and his brother Robert (who ran hotter while John ran cooler) he was kind of WASPish . McNamara was from SF. Dean Rusk was from Georgia. Rostow was Jewish. MacGeorge Bundy was WASP and as Boston Brahmin as you get and was related to Cabots and Lodges.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Reg Cæsar

  4. “the kind where you are passionately liberal on social issues but only mildly so on economic ones.”

    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks, notsaying
    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Mike Tre

    True. They're not going to dismantle an economic system that is serving them so well so they generate a lot of noise and light over social issues that don't affect them as a distraction.

    , @njguy73
    @Mike Tre

    As Robert Conquest wrote, everyone is conservative about what they know best.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Anonymous
    @Mike Tre


    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.
     
    Spot on. There is a similar correlation in the UK, where those who wring their hands most fervently over the woes of the underclass are those who lived in nice neighbourhoods and went to a fee-paying school.

    Those of us who had to put up with the pig-ignorant, violent chavs during our education are only too glad to let them wallow in the pits that their own stupidity has created.
    , @Anon
    @Mike Tre


    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.
     
    I think this is related to the idea/term telescopic philanthropy, coined by Charles Dickens in his 1853 novel Bleak House.

    https://www.thecircumlocutionoffice.com/bleakhouse/charles-dickens-telescopic-philanthropy/

    Telescopic Philanthropy.

    In Chapter 4 of the novel Bleak House, in which Dickens highlighted the term Telescopic Philanthropy by using it as the chapter title, we revolve around the character of Mrs. Jellyby.

    Jellyby is obsessed with bettering an obscure African tribe but having little regard to her duties as wife and mother; or the notion of charity beginning at home. She spiritually abandons her family to work on a philanthropic project to help people far away who she has never seen, namely The Borrioboola-Gha venture in deepest darkest Africa. Jellyby’s project ends in a gruesome manner when a local African chief attacks the project base and sells all the volunteers into slavery, using the proceeds to buy rum.


    She has devoted herself to an extensive variety of public subjects at various times and is at present (until something else attracts her) devoted to the subject of Africa, with a view to the general cultivation of the coffee berry—AND the natives—and the happy settlement, on the banks of the African rivers, of our superabundant home population.

    Description of Mrs. Jellyby and her philanthropic causes (Bleak House, Chapter 4).
     
    Mrs. Jellyby seems to care little for her husband and children. Her oldest daughter is made to work constantly on philanthropic projects and sits in her ink-spattered dress building up bitterness and cynicism. The younger children are left to fend for themselves whilst her husband sinks into a suicidal despair. Her own family or for that matter poor of London are of little interest to her. Sadly Mrs. Jellyby learns nothing from the failure of her African project and simply moves on to another philanthropic project, the cause of women’s suffrage.

     

    There’s nothing new under the sun.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Nico
    @Mike Tre


    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.
     
    I don’t think this is necessarily true. I have a high school acquaintance who thinks that trannies, illegal aliens, ghetto mamas and blue-haired lesbians should be the future of America just because she hangs out with some “nice” ones. (She’s a headcase herself I might add.)

    Replies: @photondancer

  5. Anon[112] • Disclaimer says:

    More recently, though, Beverly High has been drifting into a role vaguely comparable to that of the ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam. …

    The difference is that those WASPs were faced with a hyper-intelligent, aggressive opposition from upwardly mobile Jews like the parents of those Beverly Hills grads and their cousins in the media.

    The liberal Jewish elite today doesn’t face anything like what those WASPs did. Also while young Jewish Americans and Jewish figures in the media were quite critical and opposed to the war, the broader American public was not as opposed.

    • Agree: John Regan
    • Replies: @LondonBob
    @Anon

    No but as Ron has shown Jews today aren't half as talented as their parents and grandparents were.

  6. Surely, it’s also relevant that Latino immigrants pushing African-Americans out of Los Angeles has reduced the cost of servants in Beverly Hills while lowering the crime rate.

    Not the point of the piece and irrelevant but thanks anyway.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Trelane

    It's a between-the-lines thing.

  7. Another common characteristic the Westsiders tend to share is Jewishness. Sherwood-Randall, Miller, and Kaus are all Jewish, as am I. Mayorkas is, too, though his more widely recognized identity is Cuban-American.

    More widely recognized by YOU, the other Jews. To the rest of us, why would it matter?

    • Thanks: Abe
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @ben tillman

    It may not matter to you (one’s Jewishness quotient), but it seems to be of great interest to Wikipedia.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    , @V. Hickel
    @ben tillman

    I would contend that it matters quite a bit.

  8. Future generations may well wonder how it came to pass that the federal government’s homeland security policy fell into the hands of a select group of people raised within a mere 23 neighborhoods inside the Los Angeles Basin, situated south of the Santa Monica Mountains, west of La Cienega Boulevard, north of the Santa Monica Freeway, and east of the Pacific Ocean.

    Eerily reminiscent of the 25 Jews within a small radius of the (forgotten-by-me) author’s DC apartment orchestrating the Iraq invasion.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @ben tillman

    Are you suggesting that there's some sort of thing like a cabal?? Because I'm reliably assured that there's no such thing, ever. As with conspiracies, unless of course you mean white supremacist conspiracies, because those are absolutely everywhere.

    , @North Carolina Resident
    @ben tillman

    Check these Wikipedia articles: Project for the New American Century, Foreign Policy Institute, Office of Special Plans (OSP), Iranian Directorate and Hudson Institute.

    In Douglas J Feith's Wikipedia, General Tommy Franks, who led both the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and the Iraq War called Feith "the dumbest fucking guy on the planet".

  9. A quite wonderful conclusion!

    Chapeau!

  10. Ah, California, the most disfunctional, way out there state in what is left of the Union.I want those people leading me. Sort of OT but LA County…the Department of Public Health in LA County, population 10 million plus, says one in three county residents have or have had Covid, and 13,000 have died. Shut everything down but don’t those numbers show 99.99% survive Covid.

    • Replies: @FPD72
    @Buffalo Joe


    Shut everything down but don’t those numbers show 99.99% survive Covid.
     
    Close enough; 13,000/3,333,333 = .0039 or .39%, for an infection survival rate of 99.61%. This assumes that the samples upon which the number of infected is calculated are representative of LA County as a whole.

    Lockdowns didn’t kill the spread of the disease, only the economy. Even the initial 15 day shut down to “flatten the curve” was a mistake because it allowed the camel’s nose of shut downs into the tent of political possibility. Once we learned who the vulnerable were the shut downs should have ended and measures taken to protect the vulnerable. This was the first time we quarantined healthy people and the results have been disastrous.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Jack D
    @Buffalo Joe

    I don't know where you are getting those numbers. The LA Dept. of Public Health says that there have been 1 million cases and 14,000 deaths or a case fatality rate of 1.4%. It's possible that for every diagnosed case there have been two more infections but I don't see that data.

    https://twitter.com/lapublichealth?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    If there have in fact been 3 million infections in LA rather than 1 million this is good news because that means it puts us closer to herd immunity, especially when combined with the vaccine. LA does seem to be past the December peak, with the # of cases/day declining from maybe 50,000 down to 10,000.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  11. in this instance, National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy—as a cohort who “believed in the capacity and the right of an elite to govern on its own terms.” Neither description particularly describes the new group, which I’ll call the Westsiders.

    Zero self-awareness.

    But it would be an exaggeration to say we were as comfortably free from anti-Jewish prejudice as the Episcopacy was from anti-Protestant prejudice. Sometimes it was there and we just didn’t know. Note, for example, the mild whiff of “Jews are too pushy” in the following passage from a memoir published in 1999 by F. Willard Robinson, now deceased, who was Beverly High’s principal from 1959 to 1976, when he left to become a lay minister:

    Parents, in many cases, held unrealistic goals for their children. The majority of the student body was Jewish, and culturally they were imbued with a deep need for educational achievement. This proved to be a strength as well as a weakness in working with the young people. Those who could succeed intellectually were stimulated for continued competition and advancement. They were the winners, but some of these so-called winners became losers in life because they surrendered to pride, arrogance, independence, thoughtlessness and an inclination to hurt others by their insensitivity.

    LOL. Uh, oh … someone said about some Jews that wasn’t uniformly 100% “may i suck your dick please.” Anti-Semitism!

    Apparently no one ever said anything negative about the WASP prep-schooled ruling class.

    The question of more immediate moment, given that Biden is turning homeland security policy over to two Beverly High classmates, is whether Westsider likemindedness risks bequeathing America the same sort of blinkered policymaking that led to the Vietnam quagmire. I think not.

    LOL. Zero insight. Zero understanding. Zero thought.

    Immigration is orders of magnitude more important than Vietnam or all foreign war making. War comes, people die … and then life goes on. Immigration, in contrast, sticks you with the genes and–to lesser extent–the culture of the immigrants … forever.

    We could “take up the white man’s burden” be out saving the some benighted natives from communism or islamism or whatever in missionary wars continuously and it wouldn’t begin to cause the damage that Jews have already done to the United States pushing immigrationism.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @AnotherDad

    Good thing our Jewish rulers haven't gotten us involved in any foreign wars!

    , @James O'Meara
    @AnotherDad

    The difference is that the WASP elite may have made mistakes, or been downright stupid, but the Jewish elite is malevolent. As the kids say, the ruin of America via immigration isn't a bug, it's a feature.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hibernian

  12. America has really shot to greatness in the 50 odd years of Jewish intellectual, ideological dominance, compared to the crappy first 200 we had under WASP leadership.

    • Troll: Dan Hayes
  13. 9/11 pt. II probably coming pretty soon then huh

  14. Where does Kamala fit into this? Was she the “eager” student who stayed after class to work on that D?

    • LOL: V. Hickel
  15. More recently, though, Beverly High has been drifting into a role vaguely comparable to that of the ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam. …

    Stupid WASP bastards. You’d never see Jews making those kinds of mistakes. For comparison, just take a gander at how successful Jewish neo-cons have been in terms of masterminding US foreign policy in the Middle East…..

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @syonredux

    That's actually arguable, because the 'neocons' don't mind the degree of damage they've done to America, which is ultimately expendable when its status as a Golden Host for Parasites draws to a close. They care about the damage they inflict upon their various Tribal Enemies, which now incidentally includes Anglo-Americans, without whose sacrifices they might not even exist today.

    They may not calculate perfectly, but their calculations are consistent and always with a single goal in mind. The Tribe.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  16. Separate Nations.

    I’ve got no problem with Beverly Hills Jews deciding they really really want to live with Mexicans, Central Americans, etc. etc. Go for it! However, they have absolutely no business forcing this on over a 100 million other people who do not agree. Much less the descendants of the people who actually founded and settled America.

    Count me as deeply suspicious that these Beverly Hills Jews actually want to live with Latinos themselves. I strongly suspect what they deeply want is for we flyover country gentiles to be immivaded. But hey, i would be happy to be proved wrong: Let’s setup a Jewish-Latino homeland … i’ll even throw in their favorites–oppressed blacks–as “diversity is our greatest strength”.

    Separate Nations.

    • Thanks: Joseph Doaks
  17. La Cienega Boulevard, north of the Santa Monica Freeway, and east of the Pacific Ocean

    Wow, east of the Pacific Ocean. Who knew?

  18. As David Cole (aka, David Stein) has noted in Taki Magazine, Beverly Hill has recently transmogrified into a red redoubt in deep blue LA! What accounts for this wonderful change? Perhaps new Middle East additions (some with checkered police backgrounds) have contributed their bit.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Dan Hayes

    Follow Up: Beverly Hill’s main ethnic group are Persians (with a large Jewish component)! Showing that grissled race realist ethnics can prove to be a godsend.

  19. No mention in the article if these participants have any demonstrated skill in keeping the nation safe.

    Probably not needed in our declined country.

    Just know all the right people; take all the right pills.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @bomag

    "Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening..."

  20. I have to add that Beverly Hills High never had to suffer busing because Beverly Hills is its own city.

    I attended Palisades High School in the Pacific Palisades in the late-1960s. It was an exciting time. We were the intellectual arch-rival to Beverly Hills High.

    In the A.P. classes I took, half the class was Jewish and the classes were demanding. I worked harder in high school than I did in my doctoral program and it was more competitive.

    After I graduated, busing happened to Palihi. Then “white flight” and “bright flight.”

    Palihi doesn’t compete with Beverly Hills High any more.

    Well, the NR article doesn’t mention any grads from Palisades High going to the Biden Administration, now, does it?

    • Replies: @Curle
    @B.B.B.

    Over time I’ve slowly moved from opposition to support for school busing.

    I was bused in Memphis in the early ‘70s, the ratios were 50/50 and it was a total clown show. I’ve been immune from the influence of social justice baloney ever since and I’ve never met a white person who was bused to a low income black school who didn’t become a race realist. It is the ultimate inoculation. Everyone should go through it for one year and no more.

    Replies: @Bernie

    , @Polistra
    @B.B.B.


    Beverly Hills High never had to suffer busing because Beverly Hills is its own city.
     
    Right, but it's interesting that in some cases "consolidated" school districts were created explicitly to address (nullify) white flight to the suburbs. I've no idea where this phenomenon stands in the Current Year.
  21. The Dems talk incessantly about diversity but Uncle Joe’s apparently doesn’t believe it. Of his seven most important appointments six are from the jewish community or 2% of the population. The seventh is black so I guess white people ,the other 65%, don’t count. The six are Antony Blinken Sec of State, Janet Yellen Treasury Sec, Merrick Garland Atty General, Alejandro Mayorkas Sec of Homeland Sec, Avril Haines Dir of National Intelligence, and White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain. The Sec of Defense nominee is Lloyd Austin.

    • Agree: LondonBob
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Irish Pat


    The Dems talk incessantly about diversity but Uncle Joe’s apparently doesn’t believe it. Of his seven most important appointments six are from the jewish community or 2% of the population.
     
    "Not enough diversity" means "too many white gentiles", nothing more. The post-white world won't be very diverse in terms of who's actually in control.
  22. Anon[107] • Disclaimer says:

    Much further from the center of power, my friend Mickey Kaus (Beverly High, ’69) blogs and tweets about immigration issues…. (Kaus traveled a different route, from mainstream liberal provocateur to the right fringe, for reasons I’ve never understood. Let’s leave it that Mickey’s views on immigration are unsound.)

    I’m not sure exactly what this guy’s implying, but Kaus is not an extremist at all on immigration. Typical of his views are:

    — He thinks big amnesty programs tend to be scams, since promised crackdowns on illegal immigration never materialize.

    — He thinks amnesties are O.K. as long as E-Verity (citizenship or authorized immigration status check) is made maditory and enforced.

    — He outs potential or proposed appointees to public office if they have a past history of wanting to open the floodgates on immigration.

    — He thinks low skill immigration hurts the employment prospects of American citizens, including blacks, and cites studies to that effect, and that worker shortage claims just come down to employers not wanting to pay enough.

    — Vis-a-vis Robert Wright’s claims that it’s cruel to deport illegals because “we promised to let them stay tacitly by allowing them to congregate around Home Depots for work, sending a message,” Kaus points out that we have a clear immigration system (vd. state.gov), an enforcement system, a network of consulates, and other obvious signals that illegal immigration is not O.K., plus it’s illegal to illegally enter Mexico and other their home countries (the U.S. is not an outlyer), plus deporting someone to his home country is hardly cruel and the U.S. doesn’t recognize entire countries as unliveable, nor does any other country.

    Kaus to me is annoyingly open to compromise on immigration.

    All I can think is that this Timothy Noah guy is passing along some sort of Chinese whispers exagerated distortion of Kaus’s views and does not have the time to listen to his regular podcasts with Robert Wright.

    Kaus was libeled in a BuzzFeed profile in 2015 by Ben Smith, which made it look like he was a crazy homeless street person. This tainted the way Kaus has been lazily viewed by media people ever since. (More recently Smith, now at the New York Times, libeled Glenn Greenwald in a profile. Smith is becoming quite the sleezeball.)

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Anon

    Kaus is a mensch- a stand-up guy. I bet he reads this blog, and maybe knows Steve. Mickey stays just inside the lines that separate uncensored pundits from the outer darkness into which heretics like Sailer have been cast. He probably wants to say more than he does but minds the gap.

    His podcast with Wright is one of my favorites. Wright is a globalist, but at least critical of "the blob"- the foreign policy establishment. He's against invade the world, but sympathetic to woke yet leavened with a rare political realism not often seen in that camp. He's still wrong about many things, of course. Both Kaus and Wright are smart, experienced, and skeptical of the sanctimonious posturing of the MSM. Kaus probably makes the case for American citizenism about as effectively as can be done within the mainstream for the growing number of disgruntled liberals. I am glad to have this and other samizdat sites to help connect those dots, though.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    , @notsaying
    @Anon

    Mickey Kaus is not on the right fringe, unless maybe you are far left. I do not even think of him as a Republican. He used to be a Democrat -- and maybe still is one -- and I think still agrees with them on many things. He certainly doesn't though on immigration.

    I read his tweets all the time. I am a Democrat myself who disagrees with them on immigration. He is one of the few people on the internet who are not conservative who disagrees with the Democrats about immigration. I am sure there are more but they don't want to admit it.

  23. In south africa, jews were a big part of the anti-apartheid movement and then immigrated to israel en masse once apartheid ended. today, jews are driving the open borders movement which means it’s a good time to invest in tel-aviv real estate.

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @bigdicknick

    Ssssh! Are you trying to make it harder for some of us goys to make a little money off of Jews?

    , @anonymous
    @bigdicknick

    bigdicknick,

    I somehow get on all kinds of Jewish diaspora Face Book advert target lists. I'm now getting many adverts contact Jewish Americans who somehow have some ethnic relations to Js who were once expelled from Portugal and Spain in the 15th century and Austria in the 1940s.

    These adverts report that it's now very doable to get dual or tipple citizenship in Portugal/Spain the EU or Austria again the EU because of supposed mistreatment of Jewish in the 15th century and in the 1940s. These adverts are very open that they are offering nice, much Whiter places to go if their part of the United States gets too unpleasant just as South African Liberal anti Apartheid Jews left en masse after SA was turned over to ANC Black rule. My take is that most Lib Leftist Jews in South Africa didn't go to Israel, but that is always an option.

    So, American Jews are now shopping around for places to go, live good lives in whiter places if and when the USA goes down like South Africa.

    Give these international Js credit, they know how to get around. Another more negative way to look at this is that international Js have little or no loyalty to their White host countries - they are there to make a $, corrupt the place, insult White Christians, incite Blacks, North African Muslim migrants than dine and dash and do the same back in places like Portugal and Spain that they always lament were the most horrible, terrible place for Js to live. That's why they want to go back.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @V. Hickel
    @bigdicknick

    oh its only "today" that they are driving it? Who was it pushing immigration in the 1920s?

  24. @Anonymous
    Steve, you've commented before on Ibram X. Kendi's academic and testing background. But were you familiar with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s GRE score? I just found out about it recently. His Verbal score was 350, and his Quantitative was 270, each on an 800 point scale.

    https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/graduate-record-examination-scores-martin-luther-king-jr

    King took the examination on 3 February. A table enclosed with the test report indicates that his verbal aptitude score is in the second lowest quartile and his quantitative score is in the lowest ten percent of those taking the test. In the advanced test in philosophy, King’s score (on a scale of 100) places him in the lowest third, while his other scores (on a scale of 800) are in the lowest quartile in all the subject areas except literature, where he placed in the top quartile.
     

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bubba, @Nicholas Stix

    Wow, good find.

    Was the GRE a 200 to 800 scale way back in 1951?

  25. Beverly Hills does not scale.

    Not for Los Angeles, not for California and certainly not for the nation.

  26. @bigdicknick
    In south africa, jews were a big part of the anti-apartheid movement and then immigrated to israel en masse once apartheid ended. today, jews are driving the open borders movement which means it's a good time to invest in tel-aviv real estate.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @anonymous, @V. Hickel

    Ssssh! Are you trying to make it harder for some of us goys to make a little money off of Jews?

    • LOL: Dissident
  27. @Irish Pat
    The Dems talk incessantly about diversity but Uncle Joe's apparently doesn't believe it. Of his seven most important appointments six are from the jewish community or 2% of the population. The seventh is black so I guess white people ,the other 65%, don't count. The six are Antony Blinken Sec of State, Janet Yellen Treasury Sec, Merrick Garland Atty General, Alejandro Mayorkas Sec of Homeland Sec, Avril Haines Dir of National Intelligence, and White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain. The Sec of Defense nominee is Lloyd Austin.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    The Dems talk incessantly about diversity but Uncle Joe’s apparently doesn’t believe it. Of his seven most important appointments six are from the jewish community or 2% of the population.

    “Not enough diversity” means “too many white gentiles”, nothing more. The post-white world won’t be very diverse in terms of who’s actually in control.

  28. @Dove Pinsen
    At least we have some adults in the room

    Hopefully we will put more effort into fighting domestic terrorism treason and subversion

    Replies: @Bubba, @Joseph Doaks, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910

    Nice try Tiny D.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @Bubba


    Nice try Tiny D.
     
    It was one of his better efforts though wasn’t it?
  29. @Anonymous
    Steve, you've commented before on Ibram X. Kendi's academic and testing background. But were you familiar with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s GRE score? I just found out about it recently. His Verbal score was 350, and his Quantitative was 270, each on an 800 point scale.

    https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/graduate-record-examination-scores-martin-luther-king-jr

    King took the examination on 3 February. A table enclosed with the test report indicates that his verbal aptitude score is in the second lowest quartile and his quantitative score is in the lowest ten percent of those taking the test. In the advanced test in philosophy, King’s score (on a scale of 100) places him in the lowest third, while his other scores (on a scale of 800) are in the lowest quartile in all the subject areas except literature, where he placed in the top quartile.
     

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bubba, @Nicholas Stix

    Well how could he study while he was having orgies and raping church ladies?

    And Whitey will still be blamed for the low test scores.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    @Bubba

    You'd think he could at least get a decent verbal score.

  30. @ben tillman

    Another common characteristic the Westsiders tend to share is Jewishness. Sherwood-Randall, Miller, and Kaus are all Jewish, as am I. Mayorkas is, too, though his more widely recognized identity is Cuban-American.
     
    More widely recognized by YOU, the other Jews. To the rest of us, why would it matter?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @V. Hickel

    It may not matter to you (one’s Jewishness quotient), but it seems to be of great interest to Wikipedia.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Dan Hayes

    I think Ben Tillman's point is that among other Jews it is Mayorkas's status as a "Latino" that sets him apart. To the rest of us he's just another Jewish person trying to claim some sort of aggrieved minority status.

    Replies: @black sea, @Sebastian Hawks

  31. To Joe Biden equality is extremely important, which is why half his cabinet is female and why he’s pledged to finally bless us with a black, female Supreme Court Justice. But turning over the bulk of his policy decision making to an ethnic group that’s only 2-3% of the population? That’s totally cool. No implications for “equality” whatsoever, so long as some of them are women and Mayorkas is “Latino.”

    Biden can promise us a black female SCOTUS nominee because I guess even he’s realized that having a fifth Jewish SCOTUS nominee out of the last six may pushing their luck just a little too much.

  32. @Dan Hayes
    @ben tillman

    It may not matter to you (one’s Jewishness quotient), but it seems to be of great interest to Wikipedia.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    I think Ben Tillman’s point is that among other Jews it is Mayorkas’s status as a “Latino” that sets him apart. To the rest of us he’s just another Jewish person trying to claim some sort of aggrieved minority status.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Wilkey

    I hear Jess La Bombalera, a.k.a Jessica Krug, is available for service.

    , @Sebastian Hawks
    @Wilkey


    I think Ben Tillman’s point is that among other Jews it is Mayorkas’s status as a “Latino” that sets him apart. To the rest of us he’s just another Jewish person trying to claim some sort of aggrieved minority status.

     

    No, "the rest of us" for the most part don't know this at all, I'd say "the rest of us" are quite unaware about this particular "commonality" that most of Biden's cabinet shares.

    One thing about Mayorkas is when the media first trotted him out and I looked up on the TV screen I thought I was watching a story about Jeff Bezos, he looks just like him, also bearing a strong resemblance to Blofeld and Dr. Evil.
  33. @Mike Tre
    "the kind where you are passionately liberal on social issues but only mildly so on economic ones."

    There's a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    Replies: @photondancer, @njguy73, @Anonymous, @Anon, @Nico

    True. They’re not going to dismantle an economic system that is serving them so well so they generate a lot of noise and light over social issues that don’t affect them as a distraction.

  34. @Mike Tre
    "the kind where you are passionately liberal on social issues but only mildly so on economic ones."

    There's a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    Replies: @photondancer, @njguy73, @Anonymous, @Anon, @Nico

    As Robert Conquest wrote, everyone is conservative about what they know best.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @njguy73


    As Robert Conquest wrote, everyone is conservative about what they know best.
     
    Architects aren't.


    https://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/07/frank-gehry-cleveland-clinic.jpg

    https://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2015/08/Kisho-Kurokawa-Modular-Nakagin-Capsule-Tower-at-Airbnb-1-889x594.jpg


    https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/500e/d92a/28ba/0d0c/c700/0940/newsletter/stringio.jpg?1361390403


    https://muza-chan.net/aj/poze-weblog/fuji-tv-view-rainbow-bridge-big.jpg


    Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture

  35. Beverly Hills High School immigration policy:

  36. @Wilkey
    @Dan Hayes

    I think Ben Tillman's point is that among other Jews it is Mayorkas's status as a "Latino" that sets him apart. To the rest of us he's just another Jewish person trying to claim some sort of aggrieved minority status.

    Replies: @black sea, @Sebastian Hawks

    I hear Jess La Bombalera, a.k.a Jessica Krug, is available for service.

  37. you blocked a post i made about this just last week.

    shrug.

  38. @Buffalo Joe
    Ah, California, the most disfunctional, way out there state in what is left of the Union.I want those people leading me. Sort of OT but LA County...the Department of Public Health in LA County, population 10 million plus, says one in three county residents have or have had Covid, and 13,000 have died. Shut everything down but don't those numbers show 99.99% survive Covid.

    Replies: @FPD72, @Jack D

    Shut everything down but don’t those numbers show 99.99% survive Covid.

    Close enough; 13,000/3,333,333 = .0039 or .39%, for an infection survival rate of 99.61%. This assumes that the samples upon which the number of infected is calculated are representative of LA County as a whole.

    Lockdowns didn’t kill the spread of the disease, only the economy. Even the initial 15 day shut down to “flatten the curve” was a mistake because it allowed the camel’s nose of shut downs into the tent of political possibility. Once we learned who the vulnerable were the shut downs should have ended and measures taken to protect the vulnerable. This was the first time we quarantined healthy people and the results have been disastrous.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @FPD72

    FPD, thank you for the correction, but the point is we are being bullshitted.I took the .0039 from 100.00 and that gave me 99.9961. Stay safe.

  39. @AnotherDad

    in this instance, National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy—as a cohort who “believed in the capacity and the right of an elite to govern on its own terms.” Neither description particularly describes the new group, which I’ll call the Westsiders.
     
    Zero self-awareness.

    But it would be an exaggeration to say we were as comfortably free from anti-Jewish prejudice as the Episcopacy was from anti-Protestant prejudice. Sometimes it was there and we just didn’t know. Note, for example, the mild whiff of “Jews are too pushy” in the following passage from a memoir published in 1999 by F. Willard Robinson, now deceased, who was Beverly High’s principal from 1959 to 1976, when he left to become a lay minister:

    Parents, in many cases, held unrealistic goals for their children. The majority of the student body was Jewish, and culturally they were imbued with a deep need for educational achievement. This proved to be a strength as well as a weakness in working with the young people. Those who could succeed intellectually were stimulated for continued competition and advancement. They were the winners, but some of these so-called winners became losers in life because they surrendered to pride, arrogance, independence, thoughtlessness and an inclination to hurt others by their insensitivity.

     


     
    LOL. Uh, oh ... someone said about some Jews that wasn't uniformly 100% "may i suck your dick please." Anti-Semitism!

    Apparently no one ever said anything negative about the WASP prep-schooled ruling class.


    The question of more immediate moment, given that Biden is turning homeland security policy over to two Beverly High classmates, is whether Westsider likemindedness risks bequeathing America the same sort of blinkered policymaking that led to the Vietnam quagmire. I think not.
     
    LOL. Zero insight. Zero understanding. Zero thought.

    Immigration is orders of magnitude more important than Vietnam or all foreign war making. War comes, people die ... and then life goes on. Immigration, in contrast, sticks you with the genes and--to lesser extent--the culture of the immigrants ... forever.

    We could "take up the white man's burden" be out saving the some benighted natives from communism or islamism or whatever in missionary wars continuously and it wouldn't begin to cause the damage that Jews have already done to the United States pushing immigrationism.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @James O'Meara

    Good thing our Jewish rulers haven’t gotten us involved in any foreign wars!

  40. @bomag
    No mention in the article if these participants have any demonstrated skill in keeping the nation safe.

    Probably not needed in our declined country.

    Just know all the right people; take all the right pills.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening…”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  41. @Anon

    Much further from the center of power, my friend Mickey Kaus (Beverly High, ’69) blogs and tweets about immigration issues.... (Kaus traveled a different route, from mainstream liberal provocateur to the right fringe, for reasons I’ve never understood. Let’s leave it that Mickey’s views on immigration are unsound.)
     
    I'm not sure exactly what this guy's implying, but Kaus is not an extremist at all on immigration. Typical of his views are:

    -- He thinks big amnesty programs tend to be scams, since promised crackdowns on illegal immigration never materialize.

    -- He thinks amnesties are O.K. as long as E-Verity (citizenship or authorized immigration status check) is made maditory and enforced.

    -- He outs potential or proposed appointees to public office if they have a past history of wanting to open the floodgates on immigration.

    -- He thinks low skill immigration hurts the employment prospects of American citizens, including blacks, and cites studies to that effect, and that worker shortage claims just come down to employers not wanting to pay enough.

    -- Vis-a-vis Robert Wright's claims that it's cruel to deport illegals because "we promised to let them stay tacitly by allowing them to congregate around Home Depots for work, sending a message," Kaus points out that we have a clear immigration system (vd. state.gov), an enforcement system, a network of consulates, and other obvious signals that illegal immigration is not O.K., plus it's illegal to illegally enter Mexico and other their home countries (the U.S. is not an outlyer), plus deporting someone to his home country is hardly cruel and the U.S. doesn't recognize entire countries as unliveable, nor does any other country.

    Kaus to me is annoyingly open to compromise on immigration.

    All I can think is that this Timothy Noah guy is passing along some sort of Chinese whispers exagerated distortion of Kaus's views and does not have the time to listen to his regular podcasts with Robert Wright.

    Kaus was libeled in a BuzzFeed profile in 2015 by Ben Smith, which made it look like he was a crazy homeless street person. This tainted the way Kaus has been lazily viewed by media people ever since. (More recently Smith, now at the New York Times, libeled Glenn Greenwald in a profile. Smith is becoming quite the sleezeball.)

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @notsaying

    Kaus is a mensch- a stand-up guy. I bet he reads this blog, and maybe knows Steve. Mickey stays just inside the lines that separate uncensored pundits from the outer darkness into which heretics like Sailer have been cast. He probably wants to say more than he does but minds the gap.

    His podcast with Wright is one of my favorites. Wright is a globalist, but at least critical of “the blob”- the foreign policy establishment. He’s against invade the world, but sympathetic to woke yet leavened with a rare political realism not often seen in that camp. He’s still wrong about many things, of course. Both Kaus and Wright are smart, experienced, and skeptical of the sanctimonious posturing of the MSM. Kaus probably makes the case for American citizenism about as effectively as can be done within the mainstream for the growing number of disgruntled liberals. I am glad to have this and other samizdat sites to help connect those dots, though.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Lockean Proviso

    Mickey Kaus is the Christopher Hitchens of immigration policy.

    Mr. Kaus is definitely not a Conservative or Libertarian in favoring universal healthcare, but at least he rubs two brain cells together to realize universal healthcare or other benefits of a comprehensive Welfare State are not possible without some manner of control over immigration that we don't exercise now.

  42. @anonymous
    "ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam."

    WASPs really did screw up.

    Replies: @LondonBob, @flyingtiger, @RAZ

    Famous WASP Walter Rostow.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @LondonBob

    If Vietnam has been a spectacular success would you be giving Rostow credit as the sole Jewish genius behind it all?

    Replies: @LondonBob

  43. @Anon

    More recently, though, Beverly High has been drifting into a role vaguely comparable to that of the ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam. …
     
    The difference is that those WASPs were faced with a hyper-intelligent, aggressive opposition from upwardly mobile Jews like the parents of those Beverly Hills grads and their cousins in the media.

    The liberal Jewish elite today doesn't face anything like what those WASPs did. Also while young Jewish Americans and Jewish figures in the media were quite critical and opposed to the war, the broader American public was not as opposed.

    Replies: @LondonBob

    No but as Ron has shown Jews today aren’t half as talented as their parents and grandparents were.

  44. Anonymous[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Tre
    "the kind where you are passionately liberal on social issues but only mildly so on economic ones."

    There's a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    Replies: @photondancer, @njguy73, @Anonymous, @Anon, @Nico

    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    Spot on. There is a similar correlation in the UK, where those who wring their hands most fervently over the woes of the underclass are those who lived in nice neighbourhoods and went to a fee-paying school.

    Those of us who had to put up with the pig-ignorant, violent chavs during our education are only too glad to let them wallow in the pits that their own stupidity has created.

  45. @B.B.B.
    I have to add that Beverly Hills High never had to suffer busing because Beverly Hills is its own city.

    I attended Palisades High School in the Pacific Palisades in the late-1960s. It was an exciting time. We were the intellectual arch-rival to Beverly Hills High.

    In the A.P. classes I took, half the class was Jewish and the classes were demanding. I worked harder in high school than I did in my doctoral program and it was more competitive.

    After I graduated, busing happened to Palihi. Then "white flight" and "bright flight."

    Palihi doesn't compete with Beverly Hills High any more.

    Well, the NR article doesn't mention any grads from Palisades High going to the Biden Administration, now, does it?

    Replies: @Curle, @Polistra

    Over time I’ve slowly moved from opposition to support for school busing.

    I was bused in Memphis in the early ‘70s, the ratios were 50/50 and it was a total clown show. I’ve been immune from the influence of social justice baloney ever since and I’ve never met a white person who was bused to a low income black school who didn’t become a race realist. It is the ultimate inoculation. Everyone should go through it for one year and no more.

    • Replies: @Bernie
    @Curle

    Certainly worked for me. I went into the military in the late 1980s as a liberal but came out a race realist. Nothing educates about race more than living with lots of blacks (as opposed to watching them portrayed on TV).

    Replies: @anon

  46. Regarding the Changing of the Guard of the American Ruling Class from WASPS to Jews :

    What’s Yiddish for noblesse oblige ?

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @sb

    That's one of my favorite jokes. There is no translation.

    Replies: @sb

  47. I’m just surprised to learn that The New Republic still exists. 🙂

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Nachum

    New Republic and Newsweek seem more interesting in recent months.

  48. @Nachum
    I'm just surprised to learn that The New Republic still exists. :-)

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    New Republic and Newsweek seem more interesting in recent months.

  49. @ben tillman

    Future generations may well wonder how it came to pass that the federal government’s homeland security policy fell into the hands of a select group of people raised within a mere 23 neighborhoods inside the Los Angeles Basin, situated south of the Santa Monica Mountains, west of La Cienega Boulevard, north of the Santa Monica Freeway, and east of the Pacific Ocean.
     
    Eerily reminiscent of the 25 Jews within a small radius of the (forgotten-by-me) author's DC apartment orchestrating the Iraq invasion.

    Replies: @Polistra, @North Carolina Resident

    Are you suggesting that there’s some sort of thing like a cabal?? Because I’m reliably assured that there’s no such thing, ever. As with conspiracies, unless of course you mean white supremacist conspiracies, because those are absolutely everywhere.

    • LOL: ben tillman
  50. @syonredux

    More recently, though, Beverly High has been drifting into a role vaguely comparable to that of the ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam. …
     
    Stupid WASP bastards. You'd never see Jews making those kinds of mistakes. For comparison, just take a gander at how successful Jewish neo-cons have been in terms of masterminding US foreign policy in the Middle East.....

    Replies: @Polistra

    That’s actually arguable, because the ‘neocons’ don’t mind the degree of damage they’ve done to America, which is ultimately expendable when its status as a Golden Host for Parasites draws to a close. They care about the damage they inflict upon their various Tribal Enemies, which now incidentally includes Anglo-Americans, without whose sacrifices they might not even exist today.

    They may not calculate perfectly, but their calculations are consistent and always with a single goal in mind. The Tribe.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Polistra


    They care about the damage they inflict upon their various Tribal Enemies, which now incidentally includes Anglo-Americans, without whose sacrifices they might not even exist today.
     
    Anglo-Americans and other Whites aren’t actually “enemies” of Jews; but Jews treat them as enemies and in the process often generate suspicion and other hostile reactions.

    It is true that Anglo-Americans and other highly capable White ethnic groups are competition to Jews. That is the reason Jews treat them as enemies.
  51. @B.B.B.
    I have to add that Beverly Hills High never had to suffer busing because Beverly Hills is its own city.

    I attended Palisades High School in the Pacific Palisades in the late-1960s. It was an exciting time. We were the intellectual arch-rival to Beverly Hills High.

    In the A.P. classes I took, half the class was Jewish and the classes were demanding. I worked harder in high school than I did in my doctoral program and it was more competitive.

    After I graduated, busing happened to Palihi. Then "white flight" and "bright flight."

    Palihi doesn't compete with Beverly Hills High any more.

    Well, the NR article doesn't mention any grads from Palisades High going to the Biden Administration, now, does it?

    Replies: @Curle, @Polistra

    Beverly Hills High never had to suffer busing because Beverly Hills is its own city.

    Right, but it’s interesting that in some cases “consolidated” school districts were created explicitly to address (nullify) white flight to the suburbs. I’ve no idea where this phenomenon stands in the Current Year.

  52. @Dan Hayes
    As David Cole (aka, David Stein) has noted in Taki Magazine, Beverly Hill has recently transmogrified into a red redoubt in deep blue LA! What accounts for this wonderful change? Perhaps new Middle East additions (some with checkered police backgrounds) have contributed their bit.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    Follow Up: Beverly Hill’s main ethnic group are Persians (with a large Jewish component)! Showing that grissled race realist ethnics can prove to be a godsend.

  53. They say Jews frequently ask “Is this good for the Jews?”.

    Well, this Biden cabinet definitely isn’t.

    JFK understood this well when he hesitated to appoint McNamara because he thought McNamara was an Irish American/Catholic, so… Only after he had been assured that McNamara is just of insignificant Irish heritage, he appointed him.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Bardon Kaldian

    This is a secret plot by Joe to discredit the Jews. After his first Cabinet's policies fail spectacularly ("ONE MILLION HONDURANS MARCH TO BORDER, SEEK ASYLUM"), Joe will sweep them all out and appoint the people he REALLY wants - an all Biden cabinet. Dr. Jill can be Secretary of Education. Hunter will take care of the Treasury - he can also be in charge of data security. Joe's brother can be Secretary of State. Etc.

    , @Hibernian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    McNamara was half Irish. I wouldn't call that insignificant since he's therefore almost as Irish as me. Ans JFK didn't hesitate to nominate an Irish Catholic Attorney General.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  54. @Buffalo Joe
    Ah, California, the most disfunctional, way out there state in what is left of the Union.I want those people leading me. Sort of OT but LA County...the Department of Public Health in LA County, population 10 million plus, says one in three county residents have or have had Covid, and 13,000 have died. Shut everything down but don't those numbers show 99.99% survive Covid.

    Replies: @FPD72, @Jack D

    I don’t know where you are getting those numbers. The LA Dept. of Public Health says that there have been 1 million cases and 14,000 deaths or a case fatality rate of 1.4%. It’s possible that for every diagnosed case there have been two more infections but I don’t see that data.

    https://twitter.com/lapublichealth?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    If there have in fact been 3 million infections in LA rather than 1 million this is good news because that means it puts us closer to herd immunity, especially when combined with the vaccine. LA does seem to be past the December peak, with the # of cases/day declining from maybe 50,000 down to 10,000.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, lead article at SF Gate...one in three have or have had Covid in LA County. By the way, no more comment section at SF Gate.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

  55. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Tre
    "the kind where you are passionately liberal on social issues but only mildly so on economic ones."

    There's a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    Replies: @photondancer, @njguy73, @Anonymous, @Anon, @Nico

    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    I think this is related to the idea/term telescopic philanthropy, coined by Charles Dickens in his 1853 novel Bleak House.

    https://www.thecircumlocutionoffice.com/bleakhouse/charles-dickens-telescopic-philanthropy/

    Telescopic Philanthropy.

    In Chapter 4 of the novel Bleak House, in which Dickens highlighted the term Telescopic Philanthropy by using it as the chapter title, we revolve around the character of Mrs. Jellyby.

    Jellyby is obsessed with bettering an obscure African tribe but having little regard to her duties as wife and mother; or the notion of charity beginning at home. She spiritually abandons her family to work on a philanthropic project to help people far away who she has never seen, namely The Borrioboola-Gha venture in deepest darkest Africa. Jellyby’s project ends in a gruesome manner when a local African chief attacks the project base and sells all the volunteers into slavery, using the proceeds to buy rum.

    She has devoted herself to an extensive variety of public subjects at various times and is at present (until something else attracts her) devoted to the subject of Africa, with a view to the general cultivation of the coffee berry—AND the natives—and the happy settlement, on the banks of the African rivers, of our superabundant home population.

    Description of Mrs. Jellyby and her philanthropic causes (Bleak House, Chapter 4).

    Mrs. Jellyby seems to care little for her husband and children. Her oldest daughter is made to work constantly on philanthropic projects and sits in her ink-spattered dress building up bitterness and cynicism. The younger children are left to fend for themselves whilst her husband sinks into a suicidal despair. Her own family or for that matter poor of London are of little interest to her. Sadly Mrs. Jellyby learns nothing from the failure of her African project and simply moves on to another philanthropic project, the cause of women’s suffrage.

    There’s nothing new under the sun.

    • Agree: notsaying
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anon

    It's hilarious (but sad) that absolutely nothing has changed - Mrs. Jellyby's failed philanthropic project sounds ripped from the headlines. I'm sure that some NGO has tried to set up an organic coffee plantation in somewhere in Africa and that some local warlord has burned plantation and kidnapped the inhabitants as child soldiers, wives, etc. It's still completely credible today.

    Replies: @Alden

  56. @Dove Pinsen
    At least we have some adults in the room

    Hopefully we will put more effort into fighting domestic terrorism treason and subversion

    Replies: @Bubba, @Joseph Doaks, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910

    “Hopefully we will put more effort into fighting domestic terrorism treason and subversion”

    If so, most Biden voters will be in jail.

  57. @Anon
    @Mike Tre


    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.
     
    I think this is related to the idea/term telescopic philanthropy, coined by Charles Dickens in his 1853 novel Bleak House.

    https://www.thecircumlocutionoffice.com/bleakhouse/charles-dickens-telescopic-philanthropy/

    Telescopic Philanthropy.

    In Chapter 4 of the novel Bleak House, in which Dickens highlighted the term Telescopic Philanthropy by using it as the chapter title, we revolve around the character of Mrs. Jellyby.

    Jellyby is obsessed with bettering an obscure African tribe but having little regard to her duties as wife and mother; or the notion of charity beginning at home. She spiritually abandons her family to work on a philanthropic project to help people far away who she has never seen, namely The Borrioboola-Gha venture in deepest darkest Africa. Jellyby’s project ends in a gruesome manner when a local African chief attacks the project base and sells all the volunteers into slavery, using the proceeds to buy rum.


    She has devoted herself to an extensive variety of public subjects at various times and is at present (until something else attracts her) devoted to the subject of Africa, with a view to the general cultivation of the coffee berry—AND the natives—and the happy settlement, on the banks of the African rivers, of our superabundant home population.

    Description of Mrs. Jellyby and her philanthropic causes (Bleak House, Chapter 4).
     
    Mrs. Jellyby seems to care little for her husband and children. Her oldest daughter is made to work constantly on philanthropic projects and sits in her ink-spattered dress building up bitterness and cynicism. The younger children are left to fend for themselves whilst her husband sinks into a suicidal despair. Her own family or for that matter poor of London are of little interest to her. Sadly Mrs. Jellyby learns nothing from the failure of her African project and simply moves on to another philanthropic project, the cause of women’s suffrage.

     

    There’s nothing new under the sun.

    Replies: @Jack D

    It’s hilarious (but sad) that absolutely nothing has changed – Mrs. Jellyby’s failed philanthropic project sounds ripped from the headlines. I’m sure that some NGO has tried to set up an organic coffee plantation in somewhere in Africa and that some local warlord has burned plantation and kidnapped the inhabitants as child soldiers, wives, etc. It’s still completely credible today.

    • Agree: notsaying, bomag
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jack D

    There was an animal rights group that wanted to train wolves to be vegetarians so as to avoid conflict with farmers and ranchers who dislike their livestock being eaten by wolves.

    Never heard if it worked out.

    Replies: @Dissident

  58. @Trelane

    Surely, it’s also relevant that Latino immigrants pushing African-Americans out of Los Angeles has reduced the cost of servants in Beverly Hills while lowering the crime rate.
     
    Not the point of the piece and irrelevant but thanks anyway.

    Replies: @bomag

    It’s a between-the-lines thing.

  59. @Bardon Kaldian
    They say Jews frequently ask "Is this good for the Jews?".

    Well, this Biden cabinet definitely isn't.

    JFK understood this well when he hesitated to appoint McNamara because he thought McNamara was an Irish American/Catholic, so... Only after he had been assured that McNamara is just of insignificant Irish heritage, he appointed him.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Hibernian

    This is a secret plot by Joe to discredit the Jews. After his first Cabinet’s policies fail spectacularly (“ONE MILLION HONDURANS MARCH TO BORDER, SEEK ASYLUM”), Joe will sweep them all out and appoint the people he REALLY wants – an all Biden cabinet. Dr. Jill can be Secretary of Education. Hunter will take care of the Treasury – he can also be in charge of data security. Joe’s brother can be Secretary of State. Etc.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  60. @anonymous
    "ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam."

    WASPs really did screw up.

    Replies: @LondonBob, @flyingtiger, @RAZ

    The American army won all the battles. It was the South Vietnam that lost the war.

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @flyingtiger

    The Army was fine. The foreign policy establishment was not. Imagine choosing a war and still losing it, against a massively inferior enemy.

    Replies: @anon

  61. @Lockean Proviso
    @Anon

    Kaus is a mensch- a stand-up guy. I bet he reads this blog, and maybe knows Steve. Mickey stays just inside the lines that separate uncensored pundits from the outer darkness into which heretics like Sailer have been cast. He probably wants to say more than he does but minds the gap.

    His podcast with Wright is one of my favorites. Wright is a globalist, but at least critical of "the blob"- the foreign policy establishment. He's against invade the world, but sympathetic to woke yet leavened with a rare political realism not often seen in that camp. He's still wrong about many things, of course. Both Kaus and Wright are smart, experienced, and skeptical of the sanctimonious posturing of the MSM. Kaus probably makes the case for American citizenism about as effectively as can be done within the mainstream for the growing number of disgruntled liberals. I am glad to have this and other samizdat sites to help connect those dots, though.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    Mickey Kaus is the Christopher Hitchens of immigration policy.

    Mr. Kaus is definitely not a Conservative or Libertarian in favoring universal healthcare, but at least he rubs two brain cells together to realize universal healthcare or other benefits of a comprehensive Welfare State are not possible without some manner of control over immigration that we don’t exercise now.

    • Agree: notsaying
  62. @LondonBob
    @anonymous

    Famous WASP Walter Rostow.

    Replies: @Jack D

    If Vietnam has been a spectacular success would you be giving Rostow credit as the sole Jewish genius behind it all?

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    @Jack D

    It wasn't, nor have any of the other wars been spectacular successes, but if it happens I will be sure to.

  63. @Curle
    @B.B.B.

    Over time I’ve slowly moved from opposition to support for school busing.

    I was bused in Memphis in the early ‘70s, the ratios were 50/50 and it was a total clown show. I’ve been immune from the influence of social justice baloney ever since and I’ve never met a white person who was bused to a low income black school who didn’t become a race realist. It is the ultimate inoculation. Everyone should go through it for one year and no more.

    Replies: @Bernie

    Certainly worked for me. I went into the military in the late 1980s as a liberal but came out a race realist. Nothing educates about race more than living with lots of blacks (as opposed to watching them portrayed on TV).

    • Replies: @anon
    @Bernie

    Certainly worked for me. I went into the military in the late 1980s as a liberal but came out a race realist

    No doubt!

    Bear in mind that you were working around the Talented Twentieth, too, because even then the AFQT screened out a fair number of sub-85 IQ people. Oddly enough, some of the guys I know who are totally blank slate are former military, usually their whole worldview reduces to "I knew a good one...". Yeah, I know some good ones, too, usually active or former Air Force because different standards. But that didn't change my attitude last time I was on South Street in Philadelphia, and it sure won't change my opinion of Memphis, one of the "Don't stop, don't even slow down, just drive right on" cities.

    That one year tour of duty being bused in high school looks just about right. Although it's not as long as some tours to the sandbox that friends of mine have done. They came back from there pretty realistic, too.

  64. Jews, schmoos. Here’s why we’re really doomed.

  65. @Mike Tre
    "the kind where you are passionately liberal on social issues but only mildly so on economic ones."

    There's a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    Replies: @photondancer, @njguy73, @Anonymous, @Anon, @Nico

    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.

    I don’t think this is necessarily true. I have a high school acquaintance who thinks that trannies, illegal aliens, ghetto mamas and blue-haired lesbians should be the future of America just because she hangs out with some “nice” ones. (She’s a headcase herself I might add.)

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Nico

    I saw this at university too, people who naively support an entire group because one member of it sucked up to them. Student societies are well aware of this dynamic and make sure their representatives are good at smiles and flattery.

    Replies: @Nico

  66. Stephen Miller went to Santa Monica High School. I wonder which HS has more cachet.

    I am certain that the majority of Americans want less immigration, but both parties don’t care. That’s the main thing that got Trump the Republican nomination in the first place.

    • Agree: notsaying
  67. Happy Birthday to Betty White!

    Beverly Hills High Class of ‘39.

    It’s ridiculous that BHHS is tuition-free. The BMWs lined up on Durant(?) at 2:40 must account for 10% of the local dealership’s sales last year.

  68. @Anonymous
    Steve, you've commented before on Ibram X. Kendi's academic and testing background. But were you familiar with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s GRE score? I just found out about it recently. His Verbal score was 350, and his Quantitative was 270, each on an 800 point scale.

    https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/graduate-record-examination-scores-martin-luther-king-jr

    King took the examination on 3 February. A table enclosed with the test report indicates that his verbal aptitude score is in the second lowest quartile and his quantitative score is in the lowest ten percent of those taking the test. In the advanced test in philosophy, King’s score (on a scale of 100) places him in the lowest third, while his other scores (on a scale of 800) are in the lowest quartile in all the subject areas except literature, where he placed in the top quartile.
     

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bubba, @Nicholas Stix

    So, he was a bloody imbecile.

    You’d think the widow King would have gotten that federal judge to put that little fact under lock and key, too. If I had to choose between people learning that I had the IQ of an artichoke and that I was a rapist, I’d say, “Bury the GRE scores!”

    Maybe there were just too many things for her to cover.

  69. @Dove Pinsen
    At least we have some adults in the room

    Hopefully we will put more effort into fighting domestic terrorism treason and subversion

    Replies: @Bubba, @Joseph Doaks, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910

    • LOL: Bubba
    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Reg Cæsar

    Would it be less than apt to wonder whether our diminutive duck friend is aware that the standard, universally accepted English transliteration of the Hebrew name Dov has no e?

    (Or that it means bear?)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  70. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:
    @bigdicknick
    In south africa, jews were a big part of the anti-apartheid movement and then immigrated to israel en masse once apartheid ended. today, jews are driving the open borders movement which means it's a good time to invest in tel-aviv real estate.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @anonymous, @V. Hickel

    bigdicknick,

    I somehow get on all kinds of Jewish diaspora Face Book advert target lists. I’m now getting many adverts contact Jewish Americans who somehow have some ethnic relations to Js who were once expelled from Portugal and Spain in the 15th century and Austria in the 1940s.

    These adverts report that it’s now very doable to get dual or tipple citizenship in Portugal/Spain the EU or Austria again the EU because of supposed mistreatment of Jewish in the 15th century and in the 1940s. These adverts are very open that they are offering nice, much Whiter places to go if their part of the United States gets too unpleasant just as South African Liberal anti Apartheid Jews left en masse after SA was turned over to ANC Black rule. My take is that most Lib Leftist Jews in South Africa didn’t go to Israel, but that is always an option.

    So, American Jews are now shopping around for places to go, live good lives in whiter places if and when the USA goes down like South Africa.

    Give these international Js credit, they know how to get around. Another more negative way to look at this is that international Js have little or no loyalty to their White host countries – they are there to make a $, corrupt the place, insult White Christians, incite Blacks, North African Muslim migrants than dine and dash and do the same back in places like Portugal and Spain that they always lament were the most horrible, terrible place for Js to live. That’s why they want to go back.

    • Agree: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @anonymous

    No, Eastern Europe. If American Jewry decides to move, it will be to there, not to Israel or Iberia or anywhere else. It will be a homecoming of sorts.

  71. @AnotherDad

    in this instance, National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy—as a cohort who “believed in the capacity and the right of an elite to govern on its own terms.” Neither description particularly describes the new group, which I’ll call the Westsiders.
     
    Zero self-awareness.

    But it would be an exaggeration to say we were as comfortably free from anti-Jewish prejudice as the Episcopacy was from anti-Protestant prejudice. Sometimes it was there and we just didn’t know. Note, for example, the mild whiff of “Jews are too pushy” in the following passage from a memoir published in 1999 by F. Willard Robinson, now deceased, who was Beverly High’s principal from 1959 to 1976, when he left to become a lay minister:

    Parents, in many cases, held unrealistic goals for their children. The majority of the student body was Jewish, and culturally they were imbued with a deep need for educational achievement. This proved to be a strength as well as a weakness in working with the young people. Those who could succeed intellectually were stimulated for continued competition and advancement. They were the winners, but some of these so-called winners became losers in life because they surrendered to pride, arrogance, independence, thoughtlessness and an inclination to hurt others by their insensitivity.

     


     
    LOL. Uh, oh ... someone said about some Jews that wasn't uniformly 100% "may i suck your dick please." Anti-Semitism!

    Apparently no one ever said anything negative about the WASP prep-schooled ruling class.


    The question of more immediate moment, given that Biden is turning homeland security policy over to two Beverly High classmates, is whether Westsider likemindedness risks bequeathing America the same sort of blinkered policymaking that led to the Vietnam quagmire. I think not.
     
    LOL. Zero insight. Zero understanding. Zero thought.

    Immigration is orders of magnitude more important than Vietnam or all foreign war making. War comes, people die ... and then life goes on. Immigration, in contrast, sticks you with the genes and--to lesser extent--the culture of the immigrants ... forever.

    We could "take up the white man's burden" be out saving the some benighted natives from communism or islamism or whatever in missionary wars continuously and it wouldn't begin to cause the damage that Jews have already done to the United States pushing immigrationism.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @James O'Meara

    The difference is that the WASP elite may have made mistakes, or been downright stupid, but the Jewish elite is malevolent. As the kids say, the ruin of America via immigration isn’t a bug, it’s a feature.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @James O'Meara

    Sure. Anglo elites may have been corrupt, exploitative, and incompetent at times. However, they had no reason to hate their own people. Today's Jewish elites feel active revulsion toward the White Gentile masses because they come from a different tribe.

    It's not so much that Jewish elites are generally malevolent. It's more that Jewish elites are specifically malevolent towards you because you're a Gentile.

    In their own homeland of Israel, Jewish elites are patriotic and civic minded. Very far from malevolent (except towards Palestinians).

    , @Hibernian
    @James O'Meara

    No malevolent WASPs? Jake, call your office!

  72. anon[720] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bernie
    @Curle

    Certainly worked for me. I went into the military in the late 1980s as a liberal but came out a race realist. Nothing educates about race more than living with lots of blacks (as opposed to watching them portrayed on TV).

    Replies: @anon

    Certainly worked for me. I went into the military in the late 1980s as a liberal but came out a race realist

    No doubt!

    Bear in mind that you were working around the Talented Twentieth, too, because even then the AFQT screened out a fair number of sub-85 IQ people. Oddly enough, some of the guys I know who are totally blank slate are former military, usually their whole worldview reduces to “I knew a good one…”. Yeah, I know some good ones, too, usually active or former Air Force because different standards. But that didn’t change my attitude last time I was on South Street in Philadelphia, and it sure won’t change my opinion of Memphis, one of the “Don’t stop, don’t even slow down, just drive right on” cities.

    That one year tour of duty being bused in high school looks just about right. Although it’s not as long as some tours to the sandbox that friends of mine have done. They came back from there pretty realistic, too.

  73. Does anyone else recall the Biden (and Democrats) constant bleating in speeches that “unlike Trump” they would when elected “have leaders who look like America.

    Who knew that what they meant was, for them, America looks like Beverly Hills High School?

    And not the fictional 90210 TV version either.

    I guess ‘what America looks like’ depends on where you live.

    Do they allow Deplorables to live anywhere near there?

  74. @Jack D
    @Buffalo Joe

    I don't know where you are getting those numbers. The LA Dept. of Public Health says that there have been 1 million cases and 14,000 deaths or a case fatality rate of 1.4%. It's possible that for every diagnosed case there have been two more infections but I don't see that data.

    https://twitter.com/lapublichealth?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    If there have in fact been 3 million infections in LA rather than 1 million this is good news because that means it puts us closer to herd immunity, especially when combined with the vaccine. LA does seem to be past the December peak, with the # of cases/day declining from maybe 50,000 down to 10,000.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Jack, lead article at SF Gate…one in three have or have had Covid in LA County. By the way, no more comment section at SF Gate.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Buffalo Joe

    Joe, I couldn't find that. There was a story that said that there were 3 million cases in all of California, not just LA.

    , @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    I saw the article. It’s probably a lie.

  75. @FPD72
    @Buffalo Joe


    Shut everything down but don’t those numbers show 99.99% survive Covid.
     
    Close enough; 13,000/3,333,333 = .0039 or .39%, for an infection survival rate of 99.61%. This assumes that the samples upon which the number of infected is calculated are representative of LA County as a whole.

    Lockdowns didn’t kill the spread of the disease, only the economy. Even the initial 15 day shut down to “flatten the curve” was a mistake because it allowed the camel’s nose of shut downs into the tent of political possibility. Once we learned who the vulnerable were the shut downs should have ended and measures taken to protect the vulnerable. This was the first time we quarantined healthy people and the results have been disastrous.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    FPD, thank you for the correction, but the point is we are being bullshitted.I took the .0039 from 100.00 and that gave me 99.9961. Stay safe.

  76. @ben tillman

    Future generations may well wonder how it came to pass that the federal government’s homeland security policy fell into the hands of a select group of people raised within a mere 23 neighborhoods inside the Los Angeles Basin, situated south of the Santa Monica Mountains, west of La Cienega Boulevard, north of the Santa Monica Freeway, and east of the Pacific Ocean.
     
    Eerily reminiscent of the 25 Jews within a small radius of the (forgotten-by-me) author's DC apartment orchestrating the Iraq invasion.

    Replies: @Polistra, @North Carolina Resident

    Check these Wikipedia articles: Project for the New American Century, Foreign Policy Institute, Office of Special Plans (OSP), Iranian Directorate and Hudson Institute.

    In Douglas J Feith’s Wikipedia, General Tommy Franks, who led both the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and the Iraq War called Feith “the dumbest fucking guy on the planet”.

  77. @ben tillman

    Another common characteristic the Westsiders tend to share is Jewishness. Sherwood-Randall, Miller, and Kaus are all Jewish, as am I. Mayorkas is, too, though his more widely recognized identity is Cuban-American.
     
    More widely recognized by YOU, the other Jews. To the rest of us, why would it matter?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @V. Hickel

    I would contend that it matters quite a bit.

  78. @anonymous
    "ivy-laden New England prep schools that educated the moneyed WASPs who guided foreign policy during World War II and the Cold War. A story that ended unhappily, one recalls with a wince, in the deep muddy of Vietnam."

    WASPs really did screw up.

    Replies: @LondonBob, @flyingtiger, @RAZ

    Halberstam’s Best & The Brightest gives you all you ever would want to know about the screwups leading us into and into staying in Vietnam.

    But don’t think an overly prep school WASP story. Kennedy and McNamara – were Irish, not WASP. Though Kennedy was New England Prep school and maybe compared to typical Irish politicians of the day (think Mayor Daley) and his brother Robert (who ran hotter while John ran cooler) he was kind of WASPish . McNamara was from SF. Dean Rusk was from Georgia. Rostow was Jewish. MacGeorge Bundy was WASP and as Boston Brahmin as you get and was related to Cabots and Lodges.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @RAZ

    Boston is a fine old town in the land of cod.

    The Lowells speak only to the Cabots, and the Cabots speak only to God!

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @RAZ


    ...and his brother Robert (who ran hotter while John ran cooler) he was kind of WASPish .
     
    In that, unlike brothers John and Edward, he kept it in his pants marriage? Bobby's 12 is more than Catholic; it was typical of the old Puritans. David Hackett Fischer said he knew of no demographic in history with a higher birth rate.

    That was then, this is now.
  79. @bigdicknick
    In south africa, jews were a big part of the anti-apartheid movement and then immigrated to israel en masse once apartheid ended. today, jews are driving the open borders movement which means it's a good time to invest in tel-aviv real estate.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @anonymous, @V. Hickel

    oh its only “today” that they are driving it? Who was it pushing immigration in the 1920s?

  80. @flyingtiger
    @anonymous

    The American army won all the battles. It was the South Vietnam that lost the war.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful

    The Army was fine. The foreign policy establishment was not. Imagine choosing a war and still losing it, against a massively inferior enemy.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Not Only Wrathful

    Imagine arguing about a war that ended nearly 50 years ago in the abundant spare time left over from arguing about a war that ended 75 years ago, because that's easier than some alternative or other.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful

  81. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, lead article at SF Gate...one in three have or have had Covid in LA County. By the way, no more comment section at SF Gate.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

    Joe, I couldn’t find that. There was a story that said that there were 3 million cases in all of California, not just LA.

  82. @Nico
    @Mike Tre


    There’s a strong correlation between people who are passionately liberal on social issues and the significant distance they reside from those social issues they are so liberally passionate about.
     
    I don’t think this is necessarily true. I have a high school acquaintance who thinks that trannies, illegal aliens, ghetto mamas and blue-haired lesbians should be the future of America just because she hangs out with some “nice” ones. (She’s a headcase herself I might add.)

    Replies: @photondancer

    I saw this at university too, people who naively support an entire group because one member of it sucked up to them. Student societies are well aware of this dynamic and make sure their representatives are good at smiles and flattery.

    • Replies: @Nico
    @photondancer

    My favorite was right after the 2016 election when she thought she might persuade me by lamenting that her "veiled liberal Muslim woman friend" had been harrassed by "MAGA" boys on the street.

    Of course, there is no such thing as a "veiled liberal Muslim woman." A "veiled Muslim woman," sure. A "liberal Muslim woman," sure. A "veiled Muslim woman who votes Democratic," yes, insofar as she allies with the left in "having it out" for Western and Christian society but rarely would she have actually internalized feminism, etc.. A truly *liberal* woman who wears an Islamic veil is a provocatress at best.

    That, and I also doubt the incident in question ever took place.

  83. @sb
    Regarding the Changing of the Guard of the American Ruling Class from WASPS to Jews :

    What's Yiddish for noblesse oblige ?

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    That’s one of my favorite jokes. There is no translation.

    • Replies: @sb
    @Hunsdon

    Thanks .I really didn't know but thought as much .
    I had always thought that the Jewish equivalent of "how can I help you ? " is "welcome suckers "

  84. @Anon

    Much further from the center of power, my friend Mickey Kaus (Beverly High, ’69) blogs and tweets about immigration issues.... (Kaus traveled a different route, from mainstream liberal provocateur to the right fringe, for reasons I’ve never understood. Let’s leave it that Mickey’s views on immigration are unsound.)
     
    I'm not sure exactly what this guy's implying, but Kaus is not an extremist at all on immigration. Typical of his views are:

    -- He thinks big amnesty programs tend to be scams, since promised crackdowns on illegal immigration never materialize.

    -- He thinks amnesties are O.K. as long as E-Verity (citizenship or authorized immigration status check) is made maditory and enforced.

    -- He outs potential or proposed appointees to public office if they have a past history of wanting to open the floodgates on immigration.

    -- He thinks low skill immigration hurts the employment prospects of American citizens, including blacks, and cites studies to that effect, and that worker shortage claims just come down to employers not wanting to pay enough.

    -- Vis-a-vis Robert Wright's claims that it's cruel to deport illegals because "we promised to let them stay tacitly by allowing them to congregate around Home Depots for work, sending a message," Kaus points out that we have a clear immigration system (vd. state.gov), an enforcement system, a network of consulates, and other obvious signals that illegal immigration is not O.K., plus it's illegal to illegally enter Mexico and other their home countries (the U.S. is not an outlyer), plus deporting someone to his home country is hardly cruel and the U.S. doesn't recognize entire countries as unliveable, nor does any other country.

    Kaus to me is annoyingly open to compromise on immigration.

    All I can think is that this Timothy Noah guy is passing along some sort of Chinese whispers exagerated distortion of Kaus's views and does not have the time to listen to his regular podcasts with Robert Wright.

    Kaus was libeled in a BuzzFeed profile in 2015 by Ben Smith, which made it look like he was a crazy homeless street person. This tainted the way Kaus has been lazily viewed by media people ever since. (More recently Smith, now at the New York Times, libeled Glenn Greenwald in a profile. Smith is becoming quite the sleezeball.)

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @notsaying

    Mickey Kaus is not on the right fringe, unless maybe you are far left. I do not even think of him as a Republican. He used to be a Democrat — and maybe still is one — and I think still agrees with them on many things. He certainly doesn’t though on immigration.

    I read his tweets all the time. I am a Democrat myself who disagrees with them on immigration. He is one of the few people on the internet who are not conservative who disagrees with the Democrats about immigration. I am sure there are more but they don’t want to admit it.

  85. @anonymous
    @bigdicknick

    bigdicknick,

    I somehow get on all kinds of Jewish diaspora Face Book advert target lists. I'm now getting many adverts contact Jewish Americans who somehow have some ethnic relations to Js who were once expelled from Portugal and Spain in the 15th century and Austria in the 1940s.

    These adverts report that it's now very doable to get dual or tipple citizenship in Portugal/Spain the EU or Austria again the EU because of supposed mistreatment of Jewish in the 15th century and in the 1940s. These adverts are very open that they are offering nice, much Whiter places to go if their part of the United States gets too unpleasant just as South African Liberal anti Apartheid Jews left en masse after SA was turned over to ANC Black rule. My take is that most Lib Leftist Jews in South Africa didn't go to Israel, but that is always an option.

    So, American Jews are now shopping around for places to go, live good lives in whiter places if and when the USA goes down like South Africa.

    Give these international Js credit, they know how to get around. Another more negative way to look at this is that international Js have little or no loyalty to their White host countries - they are there to make a $, corrupt the place, insult White Christians, incite Blacks, North African Muslim migrants than dine and dash and do the same back in places like Portugal and Spain that they always lament were the most horrible, terrible place for Js to live. That's why they want to go back.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    No, Eastern Europe. If American Jewry decides to move, it will be to there, not to Israel or Iberia or anywhere else. It will be a homecoming of sorts.

  86. @Bubba
    @Anonymous

    Well how could he study while he was having orgies and raping church ladies?

    And Whitey will still be blamed for the low test scores.

    Replies: @Marty T

    You’d think he could at least get a decent verbal score.

    • LOL: Bubba
  87. @James O'Meara
    @AnotherDad

    The difference is that the WASP elite may have made mistakes, or been downright stupid, but the Jewish elite is malevolent. As the kids say, the ruin of America via immigration isn't a bug, it's a feature.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hibernian

    Sure. Anglo elites may have been corrupt, exploitative, and incompetent at times. However, they had no reason to hate their own people. Today’s Jewish elites feel active revulsion toward the White Gentile masses because they come from a different tribe.

    It’s not so much that Jewish elites are generally malevolent. It’s more that Jewish elites are specifically malevolent towards you because you’re a Gentile.

    In their own homeland of Israel, Jewish elites are patriotic and civic minded. Very far from malevolent (except towards Palestinians).

  88. @Not Only Wrathful
    @flyingtiger

    The Army was fine. The foreign policy establishment was not. Imagine choosing a war and still losing it, against a massively inferior enemy.

    Replies: @anon

    Imagine arguing about a war that ended nearly 50 years ago in the abundant spare time left over from arguing about a war that ended 75 years ago, because that’s easier than some alternative or other.

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @anon

    Alternative? Like going for a walk?

  89. @Bardon Kaldian
    They say Jews frequently ask "Is this good for the Jews?".

    Well, this Biden cabinet definitely isn't.

    JFK understood this well when he hesitated to appoint McNamara because he thought McNamara was an Irish American/Catholic, so... Only after he had been assured that McNamara is just of insignificant Irish heritage, he appointed him.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Hibernian

    McNamara was half Irish. I wouldn’t call that insignificant since he’s therefore almost as Irish as me. Ans JFK didn’t hesitate to nominate an Irish Catholic Attorney General.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Hibernian

    He was not perceived as belonging to the Irish tribe.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  90. @James O'Meara
    @AnotherDad

    The difference is that the WASP elite may have made mistakes, or been downright stupid, but the Jewish elite is malevolent. As the kids say, the ruin of America via immigration isn't a bug, it's a feature.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hibernian

    No malevolent WASPs? Jake, call your office!

  91. @RAZ
    @anonymous

    Halberstam's Best & The Brightest gives you all you ever would want to know about the screwups leading us into and into staying in Vietnam.

    But don't think an overly prep school WASP story. Kennedy and McNamara - were Irish, not WASP. Though Kennedy was New England Prep school and maybe compared to typical Irish politicians of the day (think Mayor Daley) and his brother Robert (who ran hotter while John ran cooler) he was kind of WASPish . McNamara was from SF. Dean Rusk was from Georgia. Rostow was Jewish. MacGeorge Bundy was WASP and as Boston Brahmin as you get and was related to Cabots and Lodges.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Reg Cæsar

    Boston is a fine old town in the land of cod.

    The Lowells speak only to the Cabots, and the Cabots speak only to God!

  92. Anonymous[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Polistra
    @syonredux

    That's actually arguable, because the 'neocons' don't mind the degree of damage they've done to America, which is ultimately expendable when its status as a Golden Host for Parasites draws to a close. They care about the damage they inflict upon their various Tribal Enemies, which now incidentally includes Anglo-Americans, without whose sacrifices they might not even exist today.

    They may not calculate perfectly, but their calculations are consistent and always with a single goal in mind. The Tribe.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    They care about the damage they inflict upon their various Tribal Enemies, which now incidentally includes Anglo-Americans, without whose sacrifices they might not even exist today.

    Anglo-Americans and other Whites aren’t actually “enemies” of Jews; but Jews treat them as enemies and in the process often generate suspicion and other hostile reactions.

    It is true that Anglo-Americans and other highly capable White ethnic groups are competition to Jews. That is the reason Jews treat them as enemies.

  93. Just turned the TV on. Breaking news Beverly Hills residents arrested for being at the January 6 DC “riot”
    Then an AD unbelievable. It was chase bank business loans and accounts. Business was a black family that raised and sold at the farmers market organic raw honey. Turned the TV off.

    ludicrous , how many blacks are in the organic raw honey business and even more ridiculous what black ever applied for a private rather than small business administration loan and other government help. Organic honey. How’s it possible to make sure the bees only drink nectar from pesticide free organic certified flowers?

  94. @Jack D
    @Anon

    It's hilarious (but sad) that absolutely nothing has changed - Mrs. Jellyby's failed philanthropic project sounds ripped from the headlines. I'm sure that some NGO has tried to set up an organic coffee plantation in somewhere in Africa and that some local warlord has burned plantation and kidnapped the inhabitants as child soldiers, wives, etc. It's still completely credible today.

    Replies: @Alden

    There was an animal rights group that wanted to train wolves to be vegetarians so as to avoid conflict with farmers and ranchers who dislike their livestock being eaten by wolves.

    Never heard if it worked out.

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Alden


    There was an animal rights group that wanted to train wolves to be vegetarians so as to avoid conflict with farmers and ranchers who dislike their livestock being eaten by wolves.
     
    Reminds me of reading of vegans who imposed their utopianism upon their dogs and even cats.

    For cats, the results of such experiments were said to be invariably and predictably drastic (catastrophic?), as the feline is an obligate carnivore. For dogs, however, being omnivores, being able to thrive on a vegan diet (with sufficient planning and care) was said to at least be a possibility.

  95. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, lead article at SF Gate...one in three have or have had Covid in LA County. By the way, no more comment section at SF Gate.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

    I saw the article. It’s probably a lie.

  96. @anon
    @Not Only Wrathful

    Imagine arguing about a war that ended nearly 50 years ago in the abundant spare time left over from arguing about a war that ended 75 years ago, because that's easier than some alternative or other.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful

    Alternative? Like going for a walk?

  97. @Reg Cæsar
    @Dove Pinsen

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2b/6d/8a/2b6d8ad05bc8bdf5e3766d6c556e9564.jpg

    Replies: @Dissident

    Would it be less than apt to wonder whether our diminutive duck friend is aware that the standard, universally accepted English transliteration of the Hebrew name Dov has no e?

    (Or that it means bear?)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Dissident


    Would it be less than apt to wonder whether our diminutive duck friend is aware that the standard, universally accepted English transliteration of the Hebrew name Dov has no e?
     
    You mean it's not a typo on a fast food joint's name tag?


    Dav Pilkey: I never hypnotised my principal! That part I made up

  98. @Alden
    @Jack D

    There was an animal rights group that wanted to train wolves to be vegetarians so as to avoid conflict with farmers and ranchers who dislike their livestock being eaten by wolves.

    Never heard if it worked out.

    Replies: @Dissident

    There was an animal rights group that wanted to train wolves to be vegetarians so as to avoid conflict with farmers and ranchers who dislike their livestock being eaten by wolves.

    Reminds me of reading of vegans who imposed their utopianism upon their dogs and even cats.

    For cats, the results of such experiments were said to be invariably and predictably drastic (catastrophic?), as the feline is an obligate carnivore. For dogs, however, being omnivores, being able to thrive on a vegan diet (with sufficient planning and care) was said to at least be a possibility.

  99. @Jack D
    @LondonBob

    If Vietnam has been a spectacular success would you be giving Rostow credit as the sole Jewish genius behind it all?

    Replies: @LondonBob

    It wasn’t, nor have any of the other wars been spectacular successes, but if it happens I will be sure to.

  100. @Dissident
    @Reg Cæsar

    Would it be less than apt to wonder whether our diminutive duck friend is aware that the standard, universally accepted English transliteration of the Hebrew name Dov has no e?

    (Or that it means bear?)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Would it be less than apt to wonder whether our diminutive duck friend is aware that the standard, universally accepted English transliteration of the Hebrew name Dov has no e?

    You mean it’s not a typo on a fast food joint’s name tag?

    Dav Pilkey: I never hypnotised my principal! That part I made up

  101. @RAZ
    @anonymous

    Halberstam's Best & The Brightest gives you all you ever would want to know about the screwups leading us into and into staying in Vietnam.

    But don't think an overly prep school WASP story. Kennedy and McNamara - were Irish, not WASP. Though Kennedy was New England Prep school and maybe compared to typical Irish politicians of the day (think Mayor Daley) and his brother Robert (who ran hotter while John ran cooler) he was kind of WASPish . McNamara was from SF. Dean Rusk was from Georgia. Rostow was Jewish. MacGeorge Bundy was WASP and as Boston Brahmin as you get and was related to Cabots and Lodges.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Reg Cæsar

    …and his brother Robert (who ran hotter while John ran cooler) he was kind of WASPish .

    In that, unlike brothers John and Edward, he kept it in his pants marriage? Bobby’s 12 is more than Catholic; it was typical of the old Puritans. David Hackett Fischer said he knew of no demographic in history with a higher birth rate.

    That was then, this is now.

  102. @njguy73
    @Mike Tre

    As Robert Conquest wrote, everyone is conservative about what they know best.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    As Robert Conquest wrote, everyone is conservative about what they know best.

    Architects aren’t.



    Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture

  103. Interesting that we talk about “Latino immigrants pushing African-Americans out of Los Angeles” rather than Black Flight.

    I wonder why.

  104. The subtext to this article is the decline of American Jewish intellectual achievement.

    The big thing that strikes me about the Nulland-Blinken-Beverley Hills Axis of Evil is how stupid this generation of liberal statespeople is. Blinken supported the Iraq War. Nulland spent her entire tenure in the Obama administration trying to get him to bomb more countries. The liberal Jews Noah speaks so highly of are just a bunch of grifters. They don’t seem quite up to snuff compared to their ancestors.

    And this is not the only area of life where this is evident. Ron Unz did a fair amount of Noticing in his article “The Myth of American Meritocracy.” David Brooks, John Podhoretz, Bill Kristol, and Tom Friedman are notably dumber than Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, and Noam Chomsky. Paul Krugman is unreadable. Jennifer Rubin is a joke. Is it surprising that American public discourse is extremely childish and pedantic these days? Does it have something to do with ossified Jewish control of the media?

    I feel like Steve could shine a light on this issue and come up with some interesting conclusions.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Richard York

    You overestimate intelligence of these people. They have never been too bright. Any generation.

    Replies: @Richard York

  105. @Hibernian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    McNamara was half Irish. I wouldn't call that insignificant since he's therefore almost as Irish as me. Ans JFK didn't hesitate to nominate an Irish Catholic Attorney General.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    He was not perceived as belonging to the Irish tribe.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    I'm assuming you mean Robert McNamara, not Robert Kennedy. So McNamara's Band was not the Finest in the Land? No Hennessey to complete the Irish roll?

  106. @Richard York
    The subtext to this article is the decline of American Jewish intellectual achievement.

    The big thing that strikes me about the Nulland-Blinken-Beverley Hills Axis of Evil is how stupid this generation of liberal statespeople is. Blinken supported the Iraq War. Nulland spent her entire tenure in the Obama administration trying to get him to bomb more countries. The liberal Jews Noah speaks so highly of are just a bunch of grifters. They don't seem quite up to snuff compared to their ancestors.

    And this is not the only area of life where this is evident. Ron Unz did a fair amount of Noticing in his article "The Myth of American Meritocracy." David Brooks, John Podhoretz, Bill Kristol, and Tom Friedman are notably dumber than Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, and Noam Chomsky. Paul Krugman is unreadable. Jennifer Rubin is a joke. Is it surprising that American public discourse is extremely childish and pedantic these days? Does it have something to do with ossified Jewish control of the media?

    I feel like Steve could shine a light on this issue and come up with some interesting conclusions.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    You overestimate intelligence of these people. They have never been too bright. Any generation.

    • Replies: @Richard York
    @Bardon Kaldian

    See Unz’s article “The Myth of American Meritocracy,” also Greg Cochran’s study of Ashkenazi intelligence. I do think there is something to the stereotype of Jews being exceptionally clever (at one time).

  107. Some backstory: In the months leading up to the November election, a group of highly energetic MAGAs held weekend pro-Trump rallies and marches at a park in Beverly Hills. The rallies were big, joyful, and boisterous; local motorists honked and cheered in support as they passed. I attended several of the events and, even though rallies in general are not my scene, I was proud of the unashamed redness in my city.
    […]
    With the new year, something just…snapped. And the Beverly Hills MAGAs went bonkers.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/DavidColeStein/status/1354106325341413376

    https://twitter.com/DavidColeStein/status/1354154682332049408

  108. Truth is, we don’t stand a chance
    It’s something that you’re born into
    And we just don’t belong
    We might as well enjoy our lives
    And watch the stars govern

  109. @Bubba
    @Dove Pinsen

    Nice try Tiny D.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    Nice try Tiny D.

    It was one of his better efforts though wasn’t it?

  110. @Hunsdon
    @sb

    That's one of my favorite jokes. There is no translation.

    Replies: @sb

    Thanks .I really didn’t know but thought as much .
    I had always thought that the Jewish equivalent of “how can I help you ? ” is “welcome suckers ”

  111. @Dove Pinsen
    At least we have some adults in the room

    Hopefully we will put more effort into fighting domestic terrorism treason and subversion

    Replies: @Bubba, @Joseph Doaks, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910

  112. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Richard York

    You overestimate intelligence of these people. They have never been too bright. Any generation.

    Replies: @Richard York

    See Unz’s article “The Myth of American Meritocracy,” also Greg Cochran’s study of Ashkenazi intelligence. I do think there is something to the stereotype of Jews being exceptionally clever (at one time).

  113. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Hibernian

    He was not perceived as belonging to the Irish tribe.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    I’m assuming you mean Robert McNamara, not Robert Kennedy. So McNamara’s Band was not the Finest in the Land? No Hennessey to complete the Irish roll?

  114. @Wilkey
    @Dan Hayes

    I think Ben Tillman's point is that among other Jews it is Mayorkas's status as a "Latino" that sets him apart. To the rest of us he's just another Jewish person trying to claim some sort of aggrieved minority status.

    Replies: @black sea, @Sebastian Hawks

    I think Ben Tillman’s point is that among other Jews it is Mayorkas’s status as a “Latino” that sets him apart. To the rest of us he’s just another Jewish person trying to claim some sort of aggrieved minority status.

    No, “the rest of us” for the most part don’t know this at all, I’d say “the rest of us” are quite unaware about this particular “commonality” that most of Biden’s cabinet shares.

    One thing about Mayorkas is when the media first trotted him out and I looked up on the TV screen I thought I was watching a story about Jeff Bezos, he looks just like him, also bearing a strong resemblance to Blofeld and Dr. Evil.

  115. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/DavidColeStein/status/1351672555640274946

    Some backstory: In the months leading up to the November election, a group of highly energetic MAGAs held weekend pro-Trump rallies and marches at a park in Beverly Hills. The rallies were big, joyful, and boisterous; local motorists honked and cheered in support as they passed. I attended several of the events and, even though rallies in general are not my scene, I was proud of the unashamed redness in my city.
    [...]
    With the new year, something just…snapped. And the Beverly Hills MAGAs went bonkers.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  116. @photondancer
    @Nico

    I saw this at university too, people who naively support an entire group because one member of it sucked up to them. Student societies are well aware of this dynamic and make sure their representatives are good at smiles and flattery.

    Replies: @Nico

    My favorite was right after the 2016 election when she thought she might persuade me by lamenting that her “veiled liberal Muslim woman friend” had been harrassed by “MAGA” boys on the street.

    Of course, there is no such thing as a “veiled liberal Muslim woman.” A “veiled Muslim woman,” sure. A “liberal Muslim woman,” sure. A “veiled Muslim woman who votes Democratic,” yes, insofar as she allies with the left in “having it out” for Western and Christian society but rarely would she have actually internalized feminism, etc.. A truly *liberal* woman who wears an Islamic veil is a provocatress at best.

    That, and I also doubt the incident in question ever took place.

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