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Minnesota and Wisconsin have been in a tight duel since May 24, Day Zero of the George Floyd Era, to generate the most iSteve-worthy content. From the Wisconsin State-Journal:

Shell casings pile up in Madison as city, activists try to contain spike in gun violence
Dean Mosiman | Wisconsin State Journal 7 hrs ago

The numbers are alarming and the answers hard to find as local law enforcement officials and others face a summertime surge of gun violence in the city of Madison.

Madison is a small city of a quarter of a million people, dominated by whites with 3 digit IQs who work at the U. of Wisconsin or as state government bureaucrats. It’s city population is only 6.8% black. Madison has more Asians than blacks, which is rare in the Midwest.

Since June 30, the city has seen two fatal shootings, at least 16 incidents of shots fired, nine residences and eight vehicles struck by gunfire, and nearly 160 shell casings recovered, police said. That doesn’t include incidents in neighboring communities.

Madison police and community activists are struggling to contain the “unprecedented” level of gun violence in recent weeks at a time when attention and resources are focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, along with ongoing protests for social justice and racial equity.

No one is sure what sparked the uptick in gun violence, but city officials and activists suspect it’s a combination of hot weather and people living with chronic poverty, stress and trauma now compounded by a pandemic that has increased job loss, financial insecurity, frustration and despair.

“It’s happening spontaneously,” said Anthony Cooper, executive director of the Focused Interruption Coalition (FIC), a community-based organization that responds to gun violence incidents and uses peer support to prevent further conflict and retaliation. “There are a lot of people who are hurting. People are carrying weapons now for their own protection or how they’re looking at life now.”

Interim Police Chief Vic Wahl said, “I don’t think anybody has a definitive answer or we’d be closer to solving these things. Nationally, a lot of cities are seeing significant spikes in gun violence. We are not alone in this.”

It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

… The police have responded to 99 shots fired incidents — including a record 29 in June — and recovered 267 casings in the first six months of the year, with incidents continuing in July. For perspective, police responded to 144 shots fired incidents, and recovered 473 shell casings in all of 2019, Wahl said. There have been six homicides so far this year, compared with four in all of 2019.

At PowerLine, John Hinderaker blogs:

POSTED ON JULY 11, 2020 BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN CRIME, LEFTISM, MINNESOTA
WE’RE NUMBER ONE!

In recent years, when I have worried that Minneapolis might be the worst-governed city in America, I have taken comfort from the thought that however bad Minneapolis might be, Portland is even worse. Portland, whose Antifa chapter seems to have free rein in the streets and is constantly wreaking havoc. Portland, whose city government–I thought–was even more left-wing than Minneapolis’s.

Other contenders include Seattle and Madison. There is something about these far northern liberal cities with only modestly large black populations.

 
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  1. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Your spell checker betrayed you, Steve. I think you must have typed “enema.”

    • Replies: @Richard B
  2. Kyle says:

    Plenty of people in Madison Wisconsin can guess why there have been so many shootings. Due to the risk of narrative collapse, it’s prudent for respectable media to pretend these people don’t exist and never mention their names ever again. A la the Ron Unz “Lord Voldemort Effect.”

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    , @Richard B
  3. Altai says:

    Madison is a small city of a quarter of a million people, dominated by whites with 3 digit IQs who work at the U. of Wisconsin or as state government bureaucrats. It’s city population is only 6.8% black.

    Seattle is 7.9% black (As of 2010) and was 10% in 1990 (The total number has gone down by less than 10% with Asian and Hispanic immigration being responsible for a significant population increase and relative decline.) which is surprisingly high to me, if Madison is having trouble then Seattle might really have some too. I initially thought the (Weirdly Hispanic heavy for a city with a Hispanic population of ~6.6% in 2010, maybe 8 or even 10 by now) city council plans to make massive cuts to police funding might not amount to much of an increase in violence. Now I’m not so sure.

  4. Could be worse. They could have larger black populations.

    • Replies: @anonymous1963
  5. J.Ross says:

    Shootings — old and busted.
    New hotness: church bumping!

  6. J.Ross says:

    >only modestly large black populations
    It doesn’t take a lot when so many of them are so violent and criminal, and then are agitated by mass media lying and foreign-sponsored activism. This is prehaps the most preventable and volutarily entered-into crisis in human history.

    • Replies: @Icy Blast
    , @Ragno
  7. “It’s happening spontaneously.”

    Spontaneous combustion? Might this explain Althea Bernstein’s cheek catching fire?

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
  8. anon[238] • Disclaimer says:

    Ot

    Sam Harris pointedly asks Jared diamond why it is isn’t racist for Japan to favour homogeneity over diversity. Jared’s answer: ‘Go ahead…accuse them of racism and see where that gets you.’

    Um? How is that an argument?

  9. Altai says:

    There is something about these far northern liberal cities with only modestly large black populations.

    Large enough black populations to make policing a political issue, small enough that crime isn’t a big issue or is confined to small areas. Combine this with high trust populations with high empathy that feel secure and have a pro-social attitude to inequality and an opening exists for radicals to take control of the local Democrat party council seats. It’s not that people vote for this madness, it’s that with a guaranteed majority on the council, radicals can take over things with minimal electoral consequences.

    There also seem to be a lot of Latina council members in Seattle. ‘Rasario Vargus’s as Family Guy once immortalised them.

    https://familyguy.fandom.com/wiki/Rosario_Vargas

    http://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council

  10. Of course there’s no mystery what’s going on here. “Broken Window Theory” NYPD style proactive police work made cities safer wherever it was implemented. We know the solution to this.

    It comes down to the will to enforce law by politicians and top police officials. This is in turn driven by politics. The two key questions are:

    1. How long will this chaos take to motivate the “silent majority” to vote out defund the police politicians?
    I know some people will argue that demographics have changed so much there no longer is a law abiding “silent majority.” I disagree. De Blaiso, for example, won re-election with 8.5% of the eligible vote. Surely there are enough “law and order” voters to make a winning voting bloc in most cities.

    2. How revolutionary is the bureaucracy?
    This is what concerns me more. Giuliani could reduce crime in NYC because he had support from enough city officials and workers. I think there is a real possibility that many cities might see law and order policies resisted by city employees who want to force a crisis and revolution. It would only take a very small embedded group of people to achieve this.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  11. Piled up shell casings?

    The militias must be back! All those white guys with guys! Oy vey!

  12. Hans says:

    Are they maybe padding the hurting totals, Covid-style, by including the plugged?

  13. “Madison is a small city of a quarter of a million people, dominated by whites with 3 digit IQs who work at the U. of Wisconsin or as state government bureaucrats.”

    Also a tech hub.

  14. Daniel H says:

    No one is sure what sparked the uptick in gun violence, but city officials and activists suspect it’s a combination of hot weather and people living with chronic poverty,

    Ahh, the Long Hot Summer. Don’t think, just roll out the handbook of journalism cliches.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  15. Cortes says:

    Sounds like a case for Virgil Flowers.

    Or maybe Lucas Davenport.

    Perhaps see if Del Capslock can hide in plain sight and get to the bottom of this conundrum.

    • Replies: @Veloman
  16. A real head scratcher.

  17. Government with a fetish for insanity is a luxury mostly white, heretofore really nice northern liberal cities can afford, like a billionaire trust fund kid who keeps totaling fancy sports cars: Who’s really going to notice? It also seems to be a Scandinavian thing: Law-abiding, smart, white people electing batty gals to govern them.

    Unfortunately, at some point, just like the trust fund kid eventually runs out of money, even the nicest place can only indulge so much destructive tolerance.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  18. Madison has more Asians than blacks, which is rare in the Midwest.

    Not in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It depends on the latitude. Wisconsin cities with more Asians than blacks include Green Bay, Sheboygan, Appleton, Oshkosh, Wausau, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Marshfield, La Crosse, Wisconsin Rapids, and Stevens Point.

    There is a Hmong corridor of sorts leading from St Paul through Wausau to Green Bay then down to Sheboygan.

    Now, these aren’t what most Americans think of when they hear “Asian”. Menomonie (not to be confused with Menominee or Menominee Falls) is home to a polytechnical university which is less Asian than the city around it.

    • Replies: @Jay Fink
  19. Other contenders include Seattle and Madison.

    Any city that considers Jimi Hendrix to be its top musical export has something wrong north of the clavicle. We won’t even get into “grunge”.

    Tacoma can boast Bing Crosby.

    • Agree: bruce county
    • Replies: @profnasty
    , @Agent_Jones
  20. Technically, it’s caused by systemic racism, because that causes everything, just like God and white people.

  21. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    There seems to also be a sharp uptick in residential burglaries, robberies and car thefts. E.g.:

    https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime-and-courts/robbers-rip-purse-away-from-woman-out-for-walk-on-far-west-side-flee-in/article_4effb09f-4d4d-5d31-9ffd-4d0fb8dacaba.html

    It’s a total mystery. And it’s all almost exclusively black perpetrators. Even a bigger mystery.

  22. ATBOTL says:

    Powerline is horrifically blue pilled. The commenters are the most clueless boomer cucks imaginable.

  23. @anon

    It’s almost as if Jared Diamond likes Japan being full of Japanese and Finland full of Finns?

    • Agree: ivan
    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @Altai
    , @Hans
  24. Cortes says:
    @Steve Sailer

    For some unfathomable reason it cheeses me off on the annual snowbird migration to southern Spain that more and more businesses are being run by Asians. Granted, some visitors from Northern Europe must have their fix of Asian cuisine but 75% of shops in certain places? Horrendous.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  25. J.Ross says:

    More churches! Three churches burnt in twenty-four hours! BURN ALL THE CHURCHES!*
    Wow. Good thing we bent the knee to crazy violent people who blame us for things we didn’t do. I mean, they’re burning churches after we surrendered to them: just think where we’d be if we had fought back.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/three-churches-burned-just-24-hours-wouldnt-know-watch-national-news/
    *This is an Adventure Time reference. I do not actually advocate the destruction of houses of worship.

  26. OT:

    All restaurants in Miami-Dade County were forced to close their dining rooms on Wednesday, but today I went to a mall and found that the food court was open. All of the tables and chairs had been removed, but the counters with phone chargers were still there (probably because they’re bolted to the floor). Dozens of people – mostly teenagers – were standing at the counters eating their food, despite numerous signs advising patrons that the dining area was closed. No one seemed to care. Security guards made no effort to stop them.

    About three-fourths of the restaurants were open, but there were more people waiting at Chick-fil-A than at all of the other places combined.

    • Replies: @profnasty
  27. Altai says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Oceanographers tend to admire the sea. Ecologists, biodiversity. Anthropologists like distinct populations and peoples. Though they’d never admit it.

    Japan is proof that sadly we live in a world where ‘you teach others how to treat you’. If Western countries turned turbo nationalist tomorrow, all the Eugene Wong’s would compete to point out ethnocentric and unpatriotic Chinese-Americans.

    Why does Japan ‘get away with it’, because it did it. For all the outrage spoken by German and EU officials, is anybody actually going to make Hungary suffer or force it to take asylum seekers? (Not that they’d stay in Hungary if granted asylum there) No.

    Denmark does this at a more subtle level.

    Hell, Sweden is technically obliged to join the Euro, having failed to negotiate an explicit exception like Denmark or the UK. It simple avoids meeting all the technical economic convergence criteria. Does anyone do anything? No.

  28. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

    Nah. They’re just after the “Madison shoes” Elmore James promised them.

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
  29. Libs just blame it on the lockdown.

  30. Dr. X says:

    Interim Police Chief Vic Wahl said, “I don’t think anybody has a definitive answer or we’d be closer to solving these things.”

    I’ll bet the Polacks and the Krauts in Milwaukee and Kenosha could give him a definitive answer while sipping a Pabst draft without a moment’s hesitation.

    By the way, 267 cases recovered (not counting shootings with revolvers, of course) and only six fatalities??? That’s a ratio of one fatality for every 45 shots.

    Talk about poor marksmanship.

    This guy, on the other hand, sure knew WTF he was doing…

    https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2020/07/10/wesley-chapel-homeowner-fires-on-three-intruders-killing-two-of-them/

    • Thanks: anonymous1963
  31. anon[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    ‘Go ahead…accuse them of racism and see where that gets you.’

    (((Jared Diamond))) has some obvious blind spots, there are some things that cannot be really said because he cannot “see” them clearly.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Moses
  32. MEH 0910 says:

    It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

  33. Madison actually does have a voice of conservative opposition in Vicki McKenna and her cohorts on WIBA radio. Unfortunately, most of her base in Madison fled to outlying towns. Opposition candidates are almost nonexistent. It’s one party rule now.

    https://wiba.iheart.com/featured/vicki-mckenna/

  34. @anon

    Jared’s answer: ‘Go ahead…accuse them of racism and see where that gets you.’

    That could just as easily be Jared Taylor’s answer. Put more politely, of course.

    Um? How is that an argument?

    It’s the one we should be making.

  35. Every city is the worst governed.

    Which sucketh the most?

    University of Wisconsin employees are government education bureaucrats.

    • Replies: @Anon
  36. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    2. How revolutionary is the bureaucracy?
    This is what concerns me more. Giuliani could reduce crime in NYC because he had support from enough city officials and workers. I think there is a real possibility that many cities might see law and order policies resisted by city employees who want to force a crisis and revolution. It would only take a very small embedded group of people to achieve this.

    It’s no longer your mayor giuliani’s New York.

    Riding the subway while middle-aged and white? That’s a stabbin’…

  37. Anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    Please Billionaires build tons of Section 8 apartments in Madison and Seattle. Less than 10% black isn’t nearly black enough. Lets shoot for 30% black by 2025. Let these liberal cities discover the true benefits of diversity.

  38. I suspect all of the unsolved crimes were committed by those four white dudes that threw the lighter fluid on that Mixed girl.
    It is time for ALL Americans to stand together and collectively DEMAND that law enforcement solve this HEINOUS crime!!

  39. @Kyle

    Interim Chief of Police Victor Wahl knows what happened to his predecessor Michael Koval.

  40. Veloman says:
    @Cortes

    In the latest Prey novel I just read, Lucas Davenport uses the knee on the neck maneuver to disable a perp.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  41. @Dr. X

    ‘… By the way, 267 cases recovered (not counting shootings with revolvers, of course) and only six fatalities??? That’s a ratio of one fatality for every 45 shots…’

    Definitely blacks. One of several reasons why I’m not too worried about the outcome of the great race war.

  42. Dan Hayes says:

    OT. CNN has outed Tucker Carlson’s chief scriptwriter, Blake Neff, for politically incorrect thoughts written without effective camouflaging. Carlson’s Fox minders have stated that he will discuss this matter Monday. I strong suspect (know) that Fox expects (demands) that Carlson throws Neff under the bus. If Carlson doesn’t accede to Fox, then he’s worth putting all our chips on. If Carlson does accede, then he’s just another Establishment tool albeit in populist disguise.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Mr Mox
    , @ATBOTL
  43. Anon[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abolish_public_education

    Every city is the worst governed.

    Which sucketh the most?

    University of Wisconsin employees are government education bureaucrats.

    I remember years ago my relatives who live in a nice suburb of Madison telling me that the Madison municipal bus drivers made six figures. They seem to be critical of the ludicrously high taxes and state government spending but vote Democrat and hate Trump. They have every reason to want to preserve their nice, less-vibrant world yet they embrace progressive issues and were thrilled, thrilled, thrilled to be able to see Hamilton there in Madison.

    http://hamiltonmusicaltour.com/hamilton-madison-wi-tickets/

  44. anon[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dan Hayes

    OT. CNN has outed Tucker Carlson’s chief scriptwriter, Blake Neff, for politically incorrect thoughts written without effective camouflaging

    Analysis of text can be a powerful tool. Most people have a distinctive style, especially online. None of us are Blake Neff, but all of us can become Blake Neff.

    recovered 267 casings in the first six months of the year,

    I sure do hope that no one has been so naughty as to pick up fired brass at pistol ranges in the state and casually leave it in various parts of Madison. That would be monkeywrenching, which I’m told was good in the 70’s but now is bad.

  45. dvorak says:
    @anon

    Sam Harris pointedly asks Jared diamond why it is isn’t racist for Japan to favour homogeneity over diversity. Jared’s answer: ‘Go ahead…accuse them of racism and see where that gets you.’

    The State Department sent over a feminist Jewess to change Japan’s family laws after the war. She successfully changed them and returned to the U.S. triumphant.

    Thank God, the Japanese don’t live by laws but by custom.

  46. Anon7 says:

    I’ve been able to track down Madison’s problem; no wonder Madison blacks are unhappy with the Democrats running the town:

    [In 1857] William H. Noland becomes the first black person to be nominated for a state post, but he never takes office. Noland, a successful businessman and entrepreneur who moved from New York, and his family became the first permanent black residents of Madison in 1850. He clerked for prominent Madison attorney William B. Jarvis in addition to roles as a cloth dyer, barber, cleaner, musician, chiropodist (a foot specialist) and veterinarian. In correspondence, he often was referred to as “The Professor.”

    In 1857, Jarvis nominates Noland for the state position of notary public and offers to put up the cash bond required. Gov. Coles Bashford [Republican, and one of the party’s founders] accepts the nomination but Secretary of State David W. Jones [Democrat] refuses to accept the bond with this notation: “This man is a n*****, and the secretary refuses to file his bond.”

    Madison gets its first black candidate for mayor, but it’s not by his own choosing. The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Gillespie v. Palmer delivered on March 30 says blacks have had the right to vote since 1849. Four days later, William H. Noland appears on the ballot for Madison’s mayor against incumbent Elisha E. Keyes, a Republican. The chosen Democratic candidate declined to run, and the party wants Noland to run as an independent. Noland is insulted, saying the Democrats had been responsible for attitudes promoting white superiority, but his name nonetheless ends up on the ballot. Noland loses 692-306 and says he voted for Keyes.

    https://madison.com/ct/news/local/city-life/february-is-black-history-month-madisons-african-american-history-timeline/article_904abab8-e5b4-11e3-87a8-001a4bcf887a.html

  47. Polynikes says:

    It’s not the police or the blacks (well, it is but theyre easily contained). Its the leftist mayors who prohibit policing. I used to think Dem conspiracy. But I’m pretty sure it is just stupidity. The mayor of Madison is easily one of the dumbest persons to ever hold public office–no hyperbole.

  48. Icy Blast says:
    @J.Ross

    Is George Soros foreign? Ann Coulter says “no”! Is Barry Soetero foreign? What about Cass Sunstein, Sidney Blumenthal, and Sheldon Adelson? What about Eric Holder and Paul Singer?

    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
  49. @anon

    As an environmentalist, Jared Diamond is an immigration restrictionist. He has criticized mass immigration into drought-prone Australia and into California.

    • Replies: @anon
  50. Alden says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Seeding revolutionists into government jobs was the underlying purpose of affirmative action. We’re now into the second and third generations of hard left government employees.

    That was why the liberals got rid of the qualifying exams. Hiring depended on the interview. Blacks and Hispanics got the jobs because of their race. White civil servants at all levels came from hard left college clubs and hard left NGOs.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  51. Mike1 says:

    Has anyone considered that white people have lost their freaking minds? Granted, it is mostly college educated middle class and above people who seem to have gone insane but isn’t that where the problem lies?

    Black dysfunction is hardly new or news. Isn’t it the job of the adults to be adults?

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Forbes
  52. “Madison police and community activists are struggling to contain the ‘unprecedented’ level of gun violence in recent weeks…”

    “Community activists” don’t “contain” black violence, they incite it.

    Add Anthony Cooper and Vic Wahl to your liar’s list.

  53. @Daniel H

    Since they say the same thing every year, even if we ignored the fact that they are clichés, they couldn’t explain any increases over last summer.

    Corpses rotting in the fields!

  54. @anon

    Um? How is that an argument?

    Calling someone “racist” is like a tree falling in a forrest. If no one gives a f*ck then it doesn’t make a sound.

    • Agree: Forbes
  55. Mr Mox says:
    @Dan Hayes

    After reading the article and its trivial accusations, Blake Neff is my kind of guy! Don’t disavow him, Tucker.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/10/media/tucker-carlson-writer-blake-neff/index.html

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  56. @Dr. X

    That Tampa Bay story is kind of bizarre. The homeowner posted a lot of photos of guns he owned on social media (???) and may have known the people who broke in to rob him. He used a Glock 9mm pistol (admittedly with good effect) although he had a 10mm rifle nearby. And the second and third intruder continued after he had decked intruder number one; highly unusual behavior for home intruders. And his Glock jammed; possible, of course, although Glocks have a good reputation for reliability.

    Something’s strange about the story.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Muggles
  57. Cortes says:
    @Veloman

    I know.

    And it’s “Masked Prey”, kicked off by fakery.

  58. AceDeuce says:
    @anon

    “Go ahead…accuse them of racism and see where that gets you.”

    Memo to YT: Go thou and be likewise.

  59. @Anonymous

    Thanks. I read this story in the New York Post… there was no mention of the race of the perp or the victims, and just a screen cap of the video that you linked to.

    The Post seems to have a mix of woke and non-woke “journalists”. This story seemed to be handed to one of the woke.

  60. @Cortes

    Get used to it. The new century is all about 4 billion asians plus 4 billion africans, with a billion muslims for extra spice.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  61. @Altai

    “Combine this with high trust populations with high empathy that feel secure and have a pro-social attitude to inequality and an opening exists for radicals to take control of the local Democrat party council seats.”

    Great application of Gaetano Mosca’s “political class” theory: most, other than the most primitive societies, are ruled by an ideologically charged numerical minority. The one currently in the driver seat is a set of vicious lunatics. Between Covid-19 lunacy and BLM organized criminality the perfect storm running up to a failed state is well underway — a medical dictatorship that will crumble into economic collapse and insurrection. “Ain’t no time to wonder why. Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.”

  62. Maybe if they put a 25¢ Brass recycling fee on each round, one of three things might happen:

    1) The folks doing the shooting might do less shooting;
    2) The folks doing the shooting might at least reduce the burden on the police to protect the environment by policing their own brass;
    3) Poverty and petty-theft in the hood might be ameliorated as local kids police the brass to get the recycling fee to buy Pepsi® and JuicyFruit®.

  63. Hans says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Ya mean the white nationalist guy, or the “Guns, Germs, and Jews” guy?

  64. Moses says:

    No one is sure what sparked the uptick in gun violence

    “Gun violence” is something that just happens, like rain or snow. Except unlike those, no one knows why gun violence “upticks.” It’s an eternal mystery.

    Interim Police Chief Vic Wahl said, “I don’t think anybody has a definitive answer or we’d be closer to solving these things.

    Orwell called it “protective stupidity.”

    “Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity.”

    – Orwell, 1984

    SJWs are pushing Orwell into the memory hole by the way. Oh, the irony.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  65. Moses says:
    @anon

    (((Jared Diamond))) has some obvious blind spots, there are some things that cannot be really said because he cannot “see” them clearly.

    Oh, rest assured he sees them plenty clearly.

  66. Moses says:
    @Altai

    Large enough black populations to make policing a political issue, small enough that crime isn’t a big issue or is confined to small areas. Combine this with high trust populations with high empathy that feel secure and have a pro-social attitude to inequality and an opening exists for radicals to take control of the local Democrat party council seats.

    Good insight. Can confirm.

    My cousin’s small northern city is experiencing this right now. Citizens Police Oversight Council is now majority Black in a city where Black population is under 5%. City just allocated 7 figures for “racial justice” office (i.e. makework jobs and handouts for Blacks).

    Naturally, they are blowing up every Black arrest as a Major Racial Incident. No matter that Blacks responsible for large part of surge in gun and drug crime and tend to resist arrest.

    Many, many high trust Goodwhites do not understand. The altruistic high-trust is being exploited ruthlessly by Blacks and their Fellow White enablers to advance their radical anti-White agenda.

    • Replies: @Altai
  67. @Anonymous

    If Colin Flaherty wasn’t constantly deplatformed for sharing news clips… I actually think he could basically save America right now.

    Let enough people see what really goes on out there… just the video of the black woman beating a shrieking white woman with her own cute little dog, that one alone could swing the election and crush BLM if it was widely seen.

    The ADL types really knew what they were doing with all the censorship and who they targeted.

  68. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    Seeding revolutionists into government jobs was the underlying purpose of affirmative action.

    Agreed. The current situation is a bureaucracy in which the nominal leaders are blocked at every turn by the rank and file, and in which the workforce, even if it turned willing to follow or otherwise do something constructive, is so unskilled that it would be unable to do so.

    The threat of “making the wheels stop” has long been a slogan of Black demonstrators. Looks like it was never a threat at all, just a reality.

    This is why we are facing a singularity. So much has failed that the approaching cascade will have unpredictable results.

  69. AceDeuce says:
    @Patrick in SC

    True– Wisconsin and Minnesota are two historically all white high functioning states. The nonwhite population has increased in the major cities so as to become a problem. Even a small amount of groid is noticeable in places like this-like sand in a gear or sugar in a gas tank, it doesn’t take much to mess it up.

    In places like these, the high percentage of high functioning whites for most of their history has meant that they could do whatever wacky things they wanted and still smell like roses. When they were white.

    Milwaukee, as Alice Cooper famously mentioned in Wayne’s World, had 3 socialist mayors in the 20th Century. (Plus a “nonpartisan” mayor who was in for six years). The socialists were mayors for a total of 38 years in the 20th Century.–One served two years;one 24; and the last one 12. From 1900 to 1960, 44 of those 60 years were under a socialist/nonpartisan mayor.

    And Milwaukee was a safe, clean city, and an industrial powerhouse.

    Because high functioning white people, and virtually no nonwhites.

    Wisconsin isn’t as much a Scandahoovian state as it is Central/Eastern European. Germans and Poles were the two biggest groups to come, along with French, Belgians, Czechs, Dutch, etc.

    Now, dumbed down, self hating, racially naive, historically ignorant, deracinated millennial cuckwhites are joined by Third World sludge–along with groids, Madison has a lot of tacobreaths, too. Their population equals the groid and Asian population–each around 7%.

    Meanwhile, Milwaukee, which was literally 99% white—99%!!!!!–in 1930, is now, (well, was as of 2010. I’m sure it’s worse now), only 37% non hispanic white–it’s 40% groid and 17% tacobreaths. As recently as 1980, whites still made up 71% of the city.

    Bottom line: High functioning whites can do anything regardless of the “system”. Groids and third world trash can’t do anything regardless of the “system”.

  70. El Dato says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    The homeowner said he then saw a third intruder enter, the report said. The homeowner started firing again, but said his Glock jammed. Then he said he grabbed a Kriss Vector 10mm semi-automatic rifle, but didn’t fire it. The third intruder had run away.

    Owning a Kriss Vector is even more Call of Duty than owning an FN P-90.

  71. ATBOTL says:
    @Dan Hayes

    Tucker will accede and most semi-aware white people will continue to believe he is a secret white nationalist. They will continue to to trust him and continue to think we don’t need our own political party when we have the GOP.

    The serious part of the pro-white movement, which is not well represented on these comments, is doing two things to prevent future cooption of out movement. Firstly, we are making our movement explicitly pro-Palestinian. That makes it almost impossible for alt-light and irony bro types, let alone zioshills, to infiltrate us. No one who is not genuinely sympathetic to the Palestinian people can be admitted to our circles now.

    The second thing is that we are going after the frauds like Tucker who use our talking points to keep white people on the GOP plantation. Tucker’s little speech about white Americans having no where else to go but the GOP gave up what his real motivation for saying semi-aware things is. The real alt-right will be back soon, bigger and stronger than ever, without the dead weight and ideological confusion of the Trump era. The 20’s are going to be awesome. This is the decade when white consciousness goes mainstream in America.

    • Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki
    , @Moses
  72. Leo D says:

    There is something about these far northern liberal cities with only modestly large black populations.

    Well, it only takes one beet to ruin, well, anything…

    Seriously, though…

    Even cities that don’t “have a problem” with black violence, have a problem with black violence. You don’t have a

    Focused Interruption Coalition (FIC), a community-based organization that responds to gun violence incidents and uses peer support to prevent further conflict and retaliation.

    for no reason…

  73. profnasty says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Anybody who thinks Jimi Hendrix and crew were not musical genuii, has another think coming.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  74. profnasty says:
    @Stan Adams

    Didn’t Chick-fil-A CEO shine up a Black guy’s shoes?https://youtu.be/PKRzkrawKRk

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  75. @Icy Blast

    Alien might be a better term.

  76. @Reg Cæsar

    Grunge is the quiet, beautiful girl in your class who everyone knows is going to kill herself before graduation, but you fall in love with her anyway.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  77. @profnasty

    Anybody who thinks Jimi Hendrix and crew were not musical genuii, has another think coming.

    Oh, I don’t doubt his skill. He could play the guitar four ways– left- and right-handed, right-side-up and upside-down. And it wasn’t a stunt; he had good reasons for learning all four.

    No, my issue is with his taste. Not that some of his cuts weren’t entertaining; but the best ever to come from your city? Sorry, I’ll take Bing.

    • Replies: @Hans
    , @Dilín ó Deamhas
  78. @ATBOTL

    They will continue to to trust him and continue to think we don’t need our own political party when we have the GOP.

    They won’t get that idea from Tucker. He’s repeatedly suggested a new party may be exactly what we need.

  79. Forbes says:
    @anon

    Sam Harris might be asked why an invidious slur is one conclusion to the two possible responses to his question?

    Even in polite company, Harris has posed what’s called a loaded question.

  80. Altai says:
    @Moses

    An acceptable outlet doesn’t present itself. Your alternative is the local Republicans who are mostly useless on the issues but with the added bonus of pushing right-wing economics.

    Ultimately a two party system for a country of 330 million people was bound to implode eventually and become profoundly undemocratic but retain legitimacy for too long based on laundering of consent through elections. ‘The people voted for this!’.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  81. Forbes says:
    @Mike1

    Isn’t it the job of the adults to be adults?

    There are no more adults. Life is just high school writ large. Permanent adolescents is the best we’ve got. More often, it’s just children in charge.

    Feelings matter, facts don’t.

  82. Forbes says:
    @Moses

    Orwell has become the “How to” guide for these cretins.

  83. @Reg Cæsar

    Soundgarden and Alice In Chains?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  84. J1234 says:

    The numbers are alarming and the answers hard to find as local law enforcement officials and others face a summertime surge of gun violence in the city of Madison.

    Madison is a small city of a quarter of a million people, dominated by whites with 3 digit IQs who work at the U. of Wisconsin or as state government bureaucrats. It’s city population is only 6.8% black.

    If I were a black criminal – and know what I know – I’d prefer to live in Madison, Wisconsin before any other place on the planet, despite it’s low population of blacks. No other white population in the US is more under the thumb of progressive ideology than Madison. Black degenerates and sociopaths couldn’t find a more empathetic ruling elite (which, for degenerates and sociopaths, could be referred to as “the zoo keeper class.”) It’s like Sweden in the Midwest.

    For the last 50 years, black violence – either collectively or individually – has been the greatest unspoken political tool of the left, and even street criminals know this. The idea that compassion is what makes white politicians side with black interests is an illusion.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  85. anon[744] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Here’s an article about Jared Diamond you may find interesting. It discusses one of the obvious blind spots…intelligence.

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2008/05/jared-diamond-life-is-full-of-interest.html

    Excerpt:

    After this introduction about how New Guineans have evolved to be genetically superior in IQ, Jared spends hundreds of pages explaining how it’s totally racist to think that there could possibly be genetic differences in IQ (or at least genetic differences that favor the groups that actually have higher IQs). The distribution of power and accomplishment in the modern world is all due to geographical differences between the continents! But, as I gently chided in my review of his book in National Review in 1997, this popular argument of his only makes genetic differences more likely:

  86. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @HammerJack

    Get used to it. The new century is all about 4 billion asians plus 4 billion africans, with a billion muslims for extra spice.

    and food for maybe a billion of them after global trade withers under local wars after the US can’t suppress local wars anymore. See: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2020/07/11/why-erdogan-converted-the-hagia-sophia-to-a-mosque-and-why-the-state-department-should-be-concerned-n633141 for just one example of pending local wars.

  87. Muggles says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    >>And his Glock jammed; possible, of course, although Glocks have a good reputation for reliability.

    Something’s strange about the story.<<

    While you may be correct about the strangeness of this story (I agree) I think the Glock reputation for reliability is overblown. Of course you either love them or hate 'em.

    As many here know, semi auto handguns all have a problem with jamming. My gun guru informs me that this is usually caused by jerking the pistol. Due to kick or more often, trying to fire it with only one hand, Western movie style. In this case probably panic one handed which will usually cause considerable pistol movement up, up and away. This rapid jerking movement can create a slight magazine movement which will hang up the next bullet so it doesn't seat properly in the chamber. .

    Few shooters can calmly hold a heavy semi auto after firing the first few rounds with both hands, or even once. The tendency is to go one handed. Lucky to even hold on to it. On the plus side, lots of innocent victims have survived encounters with (normally) untrained and unskilled perps using jam prone semi autos.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Diversity Heretic
  88. The mayor of Madison, Satya Rhodes-Conway, is from Ithaca, New York, another paradigmatic far-left Northern college town.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  89. anon[380] • Disclaimer says:
    @Muggles

    As many here know, semi auto handguns all have a problem with jamming.

    No machine is perfect. Most likely he did not obtain a solid grip and “limp-wristed” it.

    Few shooters can calmly hold a heavy semi auto after firing the first few rounds with both hands, or even once.

    There’s training for that. This guy would benefit from some.

    I wonder if it was a pic of the Kriss 10mm carbine that brought attention? It’s got that “space gun” look some people really like.

  90. @Agent_Jones

    Grunge is the quiet, beautiful girl in your class who everyone knows is going to kill herself before graduation, but you fall in love with her anyway.

    Hip hop: “Get out of my way, or I’ll kill you!”

    Emo: “Get out of my way, or I’ll kill myself!”

  91. @profnasty

    Yes, but that was only a crass publicity stunt to lure the brothas away from Popeyes.

  92. @For what it's worth

    The mayor of Madison, Satya Rhodes-Conway, is from Ithaca, New York, another paradigmatic far-left Northern college town.

    A newly-minted Cornell graduate told me a decade or so ago, just go ten miles out of town, and you’re back among normal people again. How many go ten miles out of town, though?

    The town was once famous for making guns. That moved to Syracuse a long, long time ago. They left the state for Upper Sandusky, Ohio over thirty years ago.

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

    Back when the voting age was 21 and any college kids that old still had to go to the polls in their hometowns, Tomkins County was solidly Republican, even through dark depths of the New Deal.

  93. Hans says:

    No need to go 10 miles. You can get normal on lots of streets away from Slime Mold Central U.

    10 feet would do on even the most libtarded streets. Gorgeous country. Very nice wines. One of these days New York will be a great place to live again even with the iffy weather.

    • Replies: @Anon87
  94. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    She needs a coffee enema. Stat!

  95. Richard B says:
    @Kyle

    Due to the risk of narrative collapse, it’s prudent for respectable media to pretend these people don’t exist and never mention their names ever again.

    But collapse it will, and is.

    In fact, the collapse even has its own network.

    CNN – Collapsing Narrative Network

    • Thanks: bruce county
    • Replies: @bruce county
  96. @Hypnotoad666

    “Calling someone “racist” is like a tree falling in a forrest. If no one gives a f*ck then it doesn’t make a sound.”

    Yes, this a thousand times! It’s time for white Americans to stop giving our enemies power by cringing at their name calling. The best response to “You’re a racist” is “So what?”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  97. Moses says:
    @ATBOTL

    GOP needs to die, or else ruthlessly purge cucks like Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney which is at least half the party.

    Remember when GOP was against gay marriage? Remember 1986 amnesty GOP gave to millions upon millions of illegal hispanics in return for “tighter border controls” that never happened? California turned Blue permanently shortly thereafter thanks to that.

    All GOP knows how to do is roll over, negotiate the terms of surrender, then embrace the Democrat positions they once opposed. Total losers.

    So yeah — GOP needs to die.

    • Agree: Charon
  98. @Redneck farmer

    More blacks, more violence, more crime.

  99. @anon

    Homogeneity is always better then diversity, a poisonous ideology dreamed up to destroy white nations.

  100. @Hypnotoad666

    Absolutely. Only whites seem to let the tag bother them, (with a little help from Jews).

  101. @J1234

    The idea that compassion is what makes white politicians side with black interests is an illusion.

    Exactly. We have to stop viewing crime, riots, bad education, wacky court decisions, and decadence in general as the other side’s “failures”. To them, they are successes.

    I know the old saw “Never ascribe to malice…” But I tire of applying it to America. It clearly misses the point here today.

  102. @Altai

    Ultimately a two party system for a country of 330 million people was bound to implode eventually and become profoundly undemocratic but retain legitimacy for too long based on laundering of consent through elections.

    Two-party systems tend to be the rule in large and/or diverse democracies. It’s in the smaller, more homogeneous ones where you see bunches of ragtag parties scrambling to coalesce into parliamentary majorities.

    I’m sure someone has graphed this. Anyone know of examples?

  103. @Joseph Doaks

    The best response to “You’re a racist” is “So what?”

    “You mean like Adolf Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, or Albert Schweitzer? Be more specific.”

  104. Minnesota and Wisconsin have been in a tight duel …

    One might well compare and contrast Ann Arbor to her sisters above. The HBD Mitten State has been number one for CoronaCaust insanity, why the failure on St George?

    It’s the same reason why A2 produced Joe Sobran and deprogrammed Cornell lefty Coulter – proximity to Detriot. A2 is 30 minutes away from Detriot and has a nice mini-Detriot next door in Ypsilanti.

    Except for the truly insane, even the most ardent leftist knows here and would be privately questioned by his peers. Leftists here are big on agitating the pavement primates provided they’re at least two hours away by car.

  105. Jay Fink says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Why did the Hmong settle in the Upper Midwest? Did the government place them there because they thought the region was too white?

    • Agree: anonymous1963
  106. @Richard B

    CNN – Collapsing Narrative Network

    I may have to use that today..I need to be emasculated by a lefty to make my day feel complete. Using the word “narrative” touches a nerve. Using it with CNN … heads explode… Soon it will be racist.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  107. @Muggles

    Years ago I shot IPSC matches with a Colt 1911A1 .45 ACP pistol. I never had a problem holding it with both hands (Weaver stance) and I never observed anyone going from a two-hand hold to a single hand hold during matches. The fellow in the story had just nailed two intruders, so his technique must have been at least adequate; why would he suddenly switch to one hand?

    Comments about limp-wristing are correct; a sef-loader needs to recoil firmly in the hand to function properly.

    Self-loaders are pretty reliable if the magazines are in good condition and the ammunition is factory. But a lot of shooters still prefer the purely mechanical reliability of the revolver and I can’t say I blame them.

    • Replies: @bruce county
  108. Anon87 says:
    @Hans

    Shhhh, stop telling people! We are already having to deal with the NYC exodus out to the Finger Lakes and ADK, we don’t need more outsiders to ruin it!

  109. Rob says:

    I have a partial explanation for the increased black violence. Because COVID (iPad makes me capitalize that) crashed the economy, shut down colleges and universities, and put millions of people out of work for who knows how long, and social distancing has absolutely thrown the illegal drug market int disarray.

    I am sure that the students, grad students, and (younger?) faculty consumed a fair amount of drugs supplied ultimately by ghetto blacks. No school means no customers, and brutal competition for those that remain. Additionally, COVID threw the supply chain into disarray, at least for fentanyl.

    At least that’s a guess. In truth, I don’t know how much of the academic market is supplied through African-American distributors. When I was selling pot at Reed in the mid-late nineties in Portland, the people I bought pot and shrooms from were White, and they got in straight from the growers. Acid came through the same people, but I don’t think they got it from producers. But Reed is an unusual place. Even at Reed, some dorms were supplied by ghetto dealers who came to them. One black dealer had his boys beat up another black who was supplying the same dorms. They were relieved to come to the (many) honest, nonviolent dealers in my dorm.

    In the early 2000’s in Virginia, the pot came through lots of (white) dealers, but I don’t know where they got it. The cocaine came uncut through my Mexican friend, but he never introduced me or even told me much about them. I think they Mexican, but all I know for sure is they were Hispanic. Maybe cartel? It was really good coke, and cheaper than you would think.

    Does anyone whose used drugs more recently or got higher up the food chain know if whites are supplied directly from overseas/Mexican cartels or does the supply chain run a few black nodes? Or even if a lot of whites get drugs through black retail dealers? I always hated having to go through black people.

  110. Ragno says:
    @J.Ross

    Your last sentence was somewhat awkward; it’s also devastatingly accurate.

  111. Richard B says:
    @bruce county

    Using the word “narrative” touches a nerve.

    I hear ya. I prefer “explanatory system” myself.

    Especially given the overuse of the word “narrative.”

    But I wanted to use it against them and it seemed to fit in that context.

    Soon it will be racist.

    Absolutely.

    In fact, soon breathing itself will be racist.

    Well, for some.

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