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How dare the citizens of St. Cloud, Minnesota express their opinions on whether or not ever more Somalis should be dumped on their town. That’s fascist! Democracy is citizens shutting up and doing as they are told by their superiors.

‘These People Aren’t Coming From Norway’: Refugees in a Minnesota City Face a Backlash

As more Somali refugees arrive in St. Cloud, white anti-immigration activists have pressed an increasingly explicit anti-Muslim agenda.

John Palmer reads right-wing news and conspiratorial websites at a Culver’s fast food restaurant each weekday.

By Astead W. Herndon
June 20, 2019

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — John Palmer, a former university professor, has always had a cause. For decades he urged Minnesota officials to face the dangers of drunken driving and embrace seatbelts. Now he has a new goal: curbing the resettlement of Somali refugees in St. Cloud, after a few thousand moved into this small city where Mr. Palmer has lived for decades.

Every weekday, he sits in the same spot at Culver’s restaurant — the corner booth near the Kwik Trip — and begins his daily intake of news from xenophobic and conspiratorial sites, such as JihadWatch.org, and articles with titles like “Lifting the Veil on the ‘Islamophobia’ Hoax.” On Thursdays, Mr. Palmer hosts a group called Concerned Community Citizens, or C-Cubed, which he formed to pressure local officials over the Muslim refugees. Mr. Palmer said at a recent meeting he viewed them as innately less intelligent than the “typical” American citizen, as well as a threat.

“The very word ‘Islamophobia’ is a false narrative,” Mr. Palmer, 70, said. “A phobia is an irrational fear.” Raising his voice, he added, “An irrational fear! There are many reasons we are not being irrational.”

In this predominantly white region of central Minnesota, the influx of Somalis, most of whom are Muslim, has spurred the sort of demographic and cultural shifts that President Trump and right-wing conservatives have stoked fears about for years. The resettlement has divided many politically active residents of St. Cloud, with some saying they welcome the migrants.

But for others, the changes have fueled talk about “white replacement,” a racist conspiracy theory tied to the declining birthrates of white Americans that has spread in far-right circles and online chat rooms and is now surfacing in some communities.

Such evil conspiracy theorists must be replaced.

“If we start changing our way of life to accommodate where they came from, guess what happens to our country?” said Liz Baklaich, a member of C-Cubed who unsuccessfully ran for St. Cloud City Council last year. She carries an annotated Quran in her purse. “If our country becomes like Somalia, there is nowhere for us to go.”

Minnesota’s biggest city, Minneapolis, has long struggled to incorporate a growing immigrant population into the city’s fabric, but the recent ascension of some former refugees into political power was taken as a sign of progress by many liberals. In central Minnesota, which is more conservative than the state’s urban centers, advocates for refugees fear that the resettlements could be met with more resistance.

Dave Kleis, the mayor of St. Cloud and a longtime Republican who now identifies as an independent, has voiced support for the resettlement program, but he has also drawn criticism for not forcefully denouncing groups like C-Cubed, which he refused to discuss in an interview. Mr. Kleis said the city was facing the same challenges as other parts of Minnesota and other changing communities around the country. St. Cloud, the state’s 10th-largest city, increased in population by 33 percent over the last 30 years, to roughly 70,000 people. The share of nonwhite residents grew to 18 percent from 2 percent, mostly with East African immigrants from Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, and the numbers of Somalis are estimated to grow.

Obviously, these racist xenophobes like Dr. Palmer deserve their replacement for being so deplorable as to subscribe to the conspiracy theory that the New York Times wants to replace them. It’s not that the NYT hates them and wants to see them chased down in their podunk town and demographically overwhelmed. It’s just that they deserve that fate.

As Suketu Mehta says, immigration is vengeance on white people. St. Cloudians have it coming.

 
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  1. Spangel says:

    Naturally the nyt created a straw man argument against Somali refugee settlement filled with the comments sjws stereotype conservatives. “Well those people are different looking” type arguments.

    Certainly the nyt would never mention the literacy and skill level of our new Somali migrants. Certainly they wouldn’t mention their extremely high unemployment rates or the fact that the most common jobs they have are funded by welfare- people translating welfare forms for other Somalians, getting paid to be home aids to their family members…

  2. Michael S says:

    As Molyneux would say, “scare quotes” are not an “argument”. But then again, neither are any of the other little jabs in this blatant piece of agitprop.

  3. Anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    Articles like this give me hope that our side is much stronger than we think.

    Hopefully we will win one day

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
    • Replies: @CrunchybutRealistCon
  4. When Immigrants Move To The US, Their Gut Microbiome Becomes Less Diverse

    Rosie McCall
    02/11/2018
    iflscience.com

    There is a rather unexpected side effect of moving to the United States. Scientists have found that it is not just an immigrant’s place of residence that changes, but something even more personal.

    In a paper published in the journal Cell, researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Somali, Latino, and Hmong Partnership for Health and Wellness have shown that the gut microbiome of Hmong and Karen immigrants (ethnic minorities originally from Southeast Asia) radically shifts upon coming to the US, becoming a lot less diverse and a whole lot more American. This, they say, may at least partly explain the rise in obesity rates among immigrant communities.

    “We found that immigrants begin losing their native microbes almost immediately after arriving in the US and then acquire alien microbes that are more common in European-American people,” senior author Dan Knights of the University of Minnesota said in a statement.

    “But the new microbes aren’t enough to compensate for the loss of the native microbes, so we see a big overall loss of diversity.”

    The team studied the composition of microbiota (collected from stool samples) of more than Hmong and Karen women, some living in Thailand, some who had moved the US, and some second-generation immigrants, as well as 36 white American women, the control group. They also tracked changes in the microbiome of 19 Karen refugee women, starting before they immigrated and ending one year after their move to the States.

    “Obesity was a concern that was coming up a lot for the Hmong and Karen communities here,” first author Pajau Vangay explained.

    “In other studies, the microbiome had been related to obesity, so we wanted to know if there was potentially a relationship in immigrants and make any findings relevant and available to the communities.”

    https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/when-immigrants-move-to-the-us-their-gut-microbiome-becomes-less-diverse-/

    🙂

  5. @Spangel

    Certainly the nyt would never mention the literacy and skill level of our new Somali migrants. Certainly they wouldn’t mention their extremely high unemployment rates or the fact that the most common jobs they have are funded by welfare- people translating welfare forms for other Somalians, getting paid to be home aids to their family members…

    Nor would Republican mayor Dave Kleis.

  6. Mr. Blank says:

    When I think of unhinged, hate-filled lunatics, white people from Minnesota are always the first thing that springs to mind.

    Whole state is run by tattooed neo-Nazi prison gangs, from what I hear. Supposedly two-thirds of the region’s economic activity consists of trailer park meth labs and strip mall “pain clinics” handing out Oxy scripts like confetti. I’ve been told that heart attacks caused by hate are the leading cause of death among Minnesota whites.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes, Daniel H
    • Replies: @fnn
    , @Mr McKenna
    , @El Dato
  7. If you agree with Dr. Palmer-

    – you ARE the resistance.

  8. guest says:

    I used to live in St. Cloud. I know where that Culvers is. OMG, did I contract the white nationalist virus too?

    By the way, I enjoy this sort of blatant Junior High Mean Girl form of discrediting. “Like, eww. He’s fat and pasty and hangs out in a fast food restaurant. Like all the other Nazi fast food enthusiasts.”

    It’s been like 10 years, but back in my day there was a section called Little Mogadishu, which was like taking a break from a medium-sized Middle-America college town to admire ugly people and Third World meat displays.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @RVBlake
  9. And remember how Bernie Sanders uses Somalia as an example of the country the US should imitate!

  10. Wouldn’t xenophobics be afraid of ALL immigrants? It seems like these people are just afraid of Somalis.

  11. @Spangel

    They should be kept out because they are Somali Muslims…would you prefer importing Chinese Legal Immigrants you stupid Cuck?

    • Replies: @Spangel
  12. trelane says:

    “These people aren’t coming from Norway”… an epitaph or, alternatively, famous last words.

    Something that might be engraved on a tombstone.

    • Agree: Hail
  13. Daniel H says:

    The very day that whites accept, nay embrace, the epithet “racist” will be the day whites awaken and take back our country. Censorious power is effective only if one allows it to be so.

    Everybody. Go outside. Take a deep breath. Repeat, “I’m a racist….”. There. Did the heavens cave in? Did your world end? Did your spouse leave you (if she did, good riddance)? Accept and revel in your racism, the coloreds certainly do regards their own.

    And don’t deny your racism. Denial gets you nowhere. Accept as natural facet of human nature, a facet that all humans share to some extent. But don’t deny it. Denial plays into the enemies hands.

  14. It is encouraging to see these good people openly fighting back and sticking up for their community even though they must know the dirty NYT is going to vilify them.

    Btw, who decides where to settle these refugees? I’ve never seen a straight answer on that. Why can’t they just send them all to NYC?

    • Agree: RVBlake
    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Anon
    , @HammerJack
    , @Noman
  15. Good for them. This is exactly the kind of local grassroots activism I’ve been advocating. We need our people in at the local level, fighting the zoning, and building up strong, ethnocentric local white communities.

    God Bless these people, and never ever give in.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  16. Lot says:

    The NYT describes Jihadwatch.com as a conspiracy site.

    I invite to find a single conspiracy theory there.

    Must of the site is nothing but links to MSM articles about Muslim migrant crime and constant demands for welfare and imposing their various retarded cultural practices on the West.

    The site is run by Robert Spencer, whose family is Greek Anatolian, a Christian group that until 1919-21 was the majority in large parts of Turkey until the Turks murdered about 500,000 of them and caused the rest to flee.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_genocide
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

    • Replies: @anon
  17. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    If diversity is such a strength, why does it always have to be imposed?

  18. Lot says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Most Somali migrants now aren’t formal refugees. As Somali is a TPS country, once one illegally steps foot in the USA he can get a work permit and cannot be deported.

    The actual refugee program contracts with resettlement agencies like Catholic Charities, which will usually chose low cost places with generous welfare benefits like Maine and MN.

    The diversity lottery visa and refugee resettlement creates a base of migrants from s—thole countries, and from there the illegal and chain migration commences. The two programs are small as a share of total migration, but far more dangerous than their size suggests because they lay the groundwork for future migration.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  19. Anon[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Agreed. They must be supported.

  20. fnn says:
    @Mr. Blank

    Hey, you might be on to something:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Minneapolis#Bigotry_and_corruption

    Minneapolis was known for anti-Semitism beginning in the 1880s and through the 1950s.[30] The city was described as “the capital of anti-Semitism in the United States” in 1946 by Carey McWilliams[31] and in 1959 by Gunther Plaut.[32] At that time the city’s Jews were excluded from membership in many organizations, faced employment discrimination, and were considered unwelcome residents in some neighborhoods.[33] Jews in Minneapolis were also not allowed to buy homes in certain neighborhoods of Minneapolis.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
  21. Spangel says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Why would anyone disprefer legal Chinese immigrants to Somalian refugees? In a country with expanding welfare policies, an immigrant who poses a competitive threat is better than a permanent charity case.

    • Disagree: Hail
  22. Paul says:

    Before you know it, the New York Times may take up the cause of the ethnically-cleansed Palestinian people.

    • LOL: Cortes
  23. Anon[108] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s some progress: At least they’re called white identitarians, not white supremacists or white nationalists … or neo-Nazis. And although the photo is of an old, fat, male white guy, he’s well dressed and groomed.

  24. Anon[261] • Disclaimer says:

    “Mr. Palmer said at a recent meeting he viewed them as innately less intelligent than the “typical” American citizen.”

    This is racist. Their lack of intelligence is not innate, but environmental.

  25. minnesota hasn’t voted for the republican since 1972. they’re getting exactly what they voted for.

    move all of somalia there. minnesota is useless dead weight. they contribute nothing to anything at this point. a state that will just keep voting democrat forever from now on is pointless. who cares what happens to a single person there.

    10 electoral votes directly to the democrat every single time. anything else is irrelevant now. ignore life long democrats when they complain about getting what they voted for. it’s the same as making sure you ignore those dead kids washed up on the beach photos. don’t listen to them. don’t help them. inure yourself to the pleading of people who are going to get us all killed.

    minnesota is getting ready to vote for the next insane democrat in 2020. always remember this kind of thing.

  26. Dr. X says:

    How dare the citizens of St. Cloud, Minnesota express their opinions on whether or not ever more Somalis should be dumped on their town. That’s fascist! Democracy is citizens shutting up and doing as they are told by their superiors.

    I’m OK with fascism, actually, as long as it’s done properly.

    It’s gotta be better than a “democracy” in which Mexicans, Hondurans, Guatemalans, Congolese, Haitians and Somalians come to my country and vote to take my money and my civil rights…

    • Replies: @L Woods
  27. So Africans are already 18% of St Cloud’s population? That’s a lot. They’re over 30% of the schoolkids (per Greatschools.com).

  28. @Mr. Blank

    Hey! Need some extra cash? The NYT is hiring..

  29. “These people aren’t coming from Norway,” one woman said…

    That “one woman” happens to be Kim Crockett, one of the higher-ups at the Center of the American Experiment in Minneapolis, a neocon think tank restricting themselves to domestic issues. In other words, they do more good than harm.

    Kind of a prairie version of the Manhattan Institute. Likewise, there is the Mackinac Institute in Michigan, and a similar group in Wisconsin whose name escapes me at the moment. (Paleo, can you help here?)

    St Cloud is the buckle of the German Catholic belt of central Minnesota, so comparisons to pushy Norwegian Lutherans may not be the best. However, conflicts between natives and Somalis are not the fault of the natives, and not so much of the Somalis, either. Blame the resettlement agencies, who are rarely held to task.

    However, Catholic Charities locally seems to have abandoned resettlement efforts to help fellow Americans. Thanks to local churchgoers’ pressure. Let’s see if Lutheran Social Services gets the message.

    • Replies: @eddy wobegon
  30. @Spangel

    Certainly the nyt would never mention the literacy and skill level of our new Somali migrants.

    For that you can go to greatschools.com. It’s 1s all across the board for kids classified as “black” (any idea how many American-African-Americans are there??).

  31. CCZ says:

    Open xenophobia, and, today, on June 20th World Refugee Day.

    But you can celebrate the day and re-educate yourself by reading this just released book from Rutgers University Press: Refugees in America, Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words by Lee T. Bycel, a humanitarian activist, Rabbi, teacher and author, who serves as the Sinton Visiting Professor of Holocaust, Ethics and Refugee Studies at the University of San Francisco.

    And former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright tells us, “Refugees in America is a timely, important, and deeply moving testament to the profound ways in which refugees have enriched our nation. By letting refugees tell their stories, Rabbi Bycel reminds us of their humanity and our responsibilities to help them.”

    Rabbi Bycel and Secretary Albright, helping us restore our moral compass and get back on the right side of history.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @RVBlake
    , @Alfa158
  32. @ScarletNumber

    “Afraid” and “Phobia” is using their terminology. As with “homophobia” “transphobia” etc.

    Marked distaste, and distress (even despair) at watching your once-great nation circling the drain is not “fear”.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  33. @International Jew

    So Africans are already 18% of St Cloud’s population? That’s a lot. They’re over 30% of the schoolkids (per Greatschools.com).

    It doesn’t take long, when immigrants are younger and way more fertile.

    Destroying something good is usually a lot faster than building it.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  34. Thanks Steve; as soon as I saw this I hoped and knew you would bring it to light.

    It’s a naked anti-white, anti-middle America hit piece, full stop. As cynical as I can be the tone and blatant two-faced posturing still took me aback. I’d say journalism/the left has hit a new low something something but we know how that story ends.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing 78
  35. @CCZ

    Rabbi Bycel

    So glad they anglicized his surname.

    In the old country it was “Buy! Sell!”

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  36. syonredux says:

    Today we published the second story in my series on growing white identity politics. This is from Minnesota, where a group of white residents, driven by open xenophobia,

    Xenophilia= good

    Xenophobia=bad

    Get your xeno right, people!

    “But in interviews they outlined more fundamental fears, including the belief that an influx of ppl who were nonwhite and non-Christian posed a cultural threat.”

    …..Which is, of course, completely true…..

    • Replies: @White Guy In Japan
  37. @Hypnotoad666

    Why can’t they just send them all to NYC?

    Because that would not help accomplish the trashing of the entire nation.

    And if pockets of resistance are permitted to remain–anywhere–they could one day coalesce into a threat to the Empire.

    Hence, sorry to say, your state and your town have to be trashed right along with the rest of us.

    Unless perhaps you live in a (“privileged enclave”) such as Palm Beach, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Chevy Chase, East Hampton, Park Avenue, etc. That’s different.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  38. istevefan says:

    Back during the Ferguson, MO riots in 2014, Steve suggested that the NY Times had better things to do than to worry about a little town 1000 miles away. There was plenty of police abuse, such as stop-and-frisk, taking place in their own backyard. But they were concentrating on Ferguson because the big city elites want to dump their blacks onto flyover country via government vouchers to free up that valuable real estate in the cities.

    Likewise, why is the NY Times worried about a middling city over 1200 miles away? Me thinks they want to make sure middle America continues to accept immigrants. Recall the furor when Trump suggested resettling migrants to sanctuary cities. They don’t want them. They want us to take them and simultaneously water down our votes and destroy our cohesion.

    Finally, it’s a nice touch that the NY Times doxxed this man from St. Cloud. I’m sure his employment prospects just took a hit. And anyone else thinking the same thing just got a warning shot over his bow.

    PS. Minnesota is one state that Hillary won that Trump might, I say might, be able to flip. He lost it by 45K votes. If John Palmer is indicative of Whites in MN, Trump might have a chance here. He might need MN as a backup in case he loses one of the other Great Lakes states he flipped.

  39. @Spangel

    Naturally the nyt created a straw man argument against Somali refugee settlement filled with the comments sjws stereotype conservatives. “Well those people are different looking” type arguments.

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with “those people are different” arguments. Sure the Somalis *really* suck. But “different” is reason enough.

    These “racists” simply want to live in their existing community with their own people and culture and pass it all down to their children. Literally, the most natural and decent thing in the world.

    Jewish minoritarianism must be confronted–named and defeated–head on, or white people will die.

    You can bet the chorus of Jewish yakkers pushing immigration across the pages of the NYT, the WSJ, the WaPo … do not, and have absolutely no desire to live around Somalis. (Even their black hired clown writing this, has no such desire. No one does.) They simply desire the “diversification”–i.e. destruction–of white gentile communities from Portland Maine, to Seattle, in Colorado, in Dubuque, in Minneapolis or St. Cloud. Their genocidal glee at the suffering and contempt for squealing of the few gentiles brave enough to speak up as their communities are destroyed … a psychic mirror of the SS einsatzgruppen. Pure hatred. Anywhere whites gentiles have built nice white-gentilely communities–they want it destroyed.

    White people will either throw this whole cancerous ideology of Jewish minoritarianism and reclaim their right to live in their communities with their own people and culture and pass them on to their children … or they too will go the way of the Souix–see invaders take their lands and their nations destroyed.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @Marty T
  40. Culver’s is awesome. Great burgers, salads and frozen custard. One of the better things about living in MN or WI. That’s the important takeaway from this story.

  41. @syonredux

    Saying “Open sesame!” opens the door.

    Saying “Open xenophobia!” would surely close the door, wouldn’t it?

    Still getting the hang of this English stuff.

  42. Hail says: • Website
    @istevefan

    why is the NY Times worried about a middling city over 1200 miles away?

    Does it have to be “the NYT,” by which I think you imply a top-down conspiracy? The Ferguson crusade was top-down, but I suspect this story is not.

    The reporter is a goofball Black race-activist promoting Black Africans and bashing White Middle America(ns), I suspect on his own initiative. He is empowered to do so by the NYT machine, true, and not censored when he submitted an anti-White, pro-Black story, yes, but I don’t see this one as a work of an organized conspiracy.

    Think Organized crime vs. Disorganized crime by way of analogy.

    The reporter is called Astead Wesley Herndon.

  43. Anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:

    Africans must be Afrophobic. They are desperate to get away from other Africans and come live with white people.

    Isn’t it ‘racist’ to say blacks are hopeless among other blacks and can have a good life ONLY NEXT TO whites? It’s like blacks on their own are worthless as nation-builders. It suggests blacks are condemned to be a parasitic race that can only improve their lot by going where superior and more talented white people are. At least black slaves long ago were put to work and they had a moral claim on America to which they contributed blood and sweat, voluntarily or not. But new batches of blacks have no moral claim on America and Europe and just come to leech off whites or to milk the white teat. It’s pure parasitism.
    All this African Migration Narrative is based on something like Kipling’s White Man’s Burden theory. It’s the white man’s burden to lighten the load of dull and benighted non-whites, esp blacks.

    And speaking of ‘conspiracy’ whatever, NYT is part of conspiracy media because it participates in the Great Replacement along with other Media. They even gloat about it. Yes, there are conspiracies afoot everywhere by the Deep State, and the media are not the fourth estate but part of the Castle Deep.

    But the cognitive dissonance is truly outrageous.

    On the one hand, the non-white world needs precious white people because so many non-whites, esp blacks, cannot hope to have decent lives UNLESS they take from whites. Whites are magic, and the improvement of non-whites depends on there being lots of whites.

    On the other hand, let’s push an agenda to destroy and doom the white race forever.
    Let’s have everyone drink from the white teat until it runs dry, and then, white cow can be slaughtered for meat.

    It makes no sense from a moral angle but makes perfect sense from a parasitic angle. The feeding frenzy, once unloosed, is unstoppable.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  44. gruff says:

    St. Clouders must study what happened when Hazleton PA tried to stem the inflow, and how Hazletoners were crushed. Study the strategies and tactics used by both sides, learn from them, and fight smarter.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  45. @AnotherDad

    True.

    But on the flip side, one must ask: where are the whites? Why are they not reproducing more? Even one extra baby each would do wonders.

    Your heritage and racial lines are far more important than your finances. Have one extra kid.

  46. Thomas says:
    @istevefan

    PS. Minnesota is one state that Hillary won that Trump might, I say might, be able to flip. He lost it by 45K votes. If John Palmer is indicative of Whites in MN, Trump might have a chance here. He might need MN as a backup in case he loses one of the other Great Lakes states he flipped.

    Minnesota was the one state in the 2016 GOP primary that went for Rubio and the only state in the Upper Midwest Trump lost in the general. As Steve pointed out at the time, Trump and “Minnesota nice” weren’t a good fit. What a difference three more years of open borders and highly-visible aliens makes.

  47. @Anonymous

    All this African Migration Narrative is based on something like Kipling’s White Man’s Burden theory.

    Substitute Savior Syndrome: can’t trust God to save the world and its sinners; gotta take care of that ourselves

    • Agree: Desiderius
  48. Barnard says:
    @istevefan

    It is somewhat of a wave effect. It is harder for Trump to win Minnesota than the other rust belt, upper Midwest states. If he does 3-5% worse in Michigan and Wisconsin, it is unlikely he wins Minnesota.

  49. @Diversity is Great!

    So obesity is an epidemic after all?

  50. @Hail

    So the takeaway is that this NYT reporter needs a one way ticket back to Liberia, ASAP.

  51. Barnard says:

    It says John Palmer reads,” xenophobic and conspiratorial sites,” if that includes this one your willingness to go on the record for sound immigration policy is appreciated John.

  52. JohnnyD says:
    @ScarletNumber

    I think you’re right. Something is really wrong, when you have to bride them not go off and fight for ISIS: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/muslim-extremism-grants

  53. Hail says: • Website
    @prime noticer

    minnesota hasn’t voted for the republican since 1972

    They came the closest in 2016

    1,367,716 votes certified for H.Clinton-Kaine
    1,322,951 votes certified for Trump-Pence
    112,972 votes certified for Johnson-Weld
    53,076 votes certified for McMullin
    36,985 votes certified for Stein

    Hillary got only 46.4% of the vote, winning by 1.5% of the vote, the lowest margin for any D since, I think, 1972.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  54. Anonymous[344] • Disclaimer says:

    Is there any conceivable end to Somali refugees? It seems like there have been Somali refugees for my entire life, and they’ve made the exact same sorts of trouble whether in the US, England, Canada, Australia or Kenya. If your country is producing refugees for three consecutive decades, then unless it was hit by a succession of asteroids, there’s probably something deeply defective about your country’s culture that prevents it from forming a functioning civil society.

    So other countries who take refugees from such a country in might reasonably be wary of their importation of their beliefs and customs, rather than encouraging them to integrate as little as possible. Given that leftists are constantly harping on and on about how there are more refugees than ever, it would seem western nations can afford to:

    a)Be choosy about which refugees they admit

    b)Only admit refugees for which there appears to be some likelihood of returning home within a decade or so, in order to help as many refugees as possible.

    Somalis fail on both counts.

    There’s also an idea that refugees should have the right to permanently resettle in a western nation, regardless of developments back home. Has this idea been mainstream since the beginning of international refugee law or did it only begin once western political parties realized the utility of importing voters and giving them free stuff? It would seem to contradict the use of the word refuge in the English language. I might take refuge under a tree during a downpour. It doesn’t mean I plan on spending the rest of my life there.

    Smart western governments might consider resettling Somalis in Somaliland, which appears more functional than the rest. Of course it could be that the clans won’t mix and bloodshed might break out, but that’s Somalis for you. Worth a try anyway.

    Or they could say something along the lines of “We’ve been helping Somalis for decades, lets help some one else.” I’d do a one-for-one Somali-Rohingya trade in a heartbeat.

  55. Lurker says:
    @guest

    OMG, did I contract the white nationalist virus too?

    I hope so.

  56. @AnotherDad

    Good speech–and it might have made a real difference had it been permitted a public hearing, say 50 years ago. Fifty years and 50+ million ‘migrants’ ago.

  57. @Hail

    Your argument appears to be that the editors at the NYT and similar MSM outlets don’t really have any particular ideas in their heads about which ‘narratives’ they’ll propagate, but you’re not absolutely sure about it.

    So we shouldn’t be, either. Rather than questioning the Narrative, you’re questioning whether there is one. In the Current Year, even. Okay.

  58. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Have one extra kid.

    There are four billion Africans on the way, and that’s just Africans.

    Unless that’s stopped, a few extra future white slaves isn’t going to help.

    • Agree: Liza
  59. Mr. Anon says:
    @Daniel H

    The very day that whites accept, nay embrace, the epithet “racist” will be the day whites awaken and take back our country. Censorious power is effective only if one allows it to be so.

    Imagine if the day came when everytime a white person was hit with that “You’re a racist” line, he replied “Yeah, and?”

  60. Thinker says:

    The comments are hilarious, all that liberal righteous indignation. NYTimes readers really do live in an alternate universe. And all the NYTImes picks comments are by the angriest libtards.

    This is a deliberate ploy by the Dems to settle these refugees into conservative small towns and suburbs, first to make life miserable for the conservatives, and second to change these zipcodes from red to blue. It’s true evil.

    Thanks to yahoo to F’ing RINOs like Paul Ryan, who as House Leader not only approved Obama’s refugee resettlement bill, but expanded it to help steer more federal $ to his beloved Catholic and Lutheran churches, who are pissing all over themselves sponsoring these refugees for $10,000 a pop. It’s all about money, nothing to do with Christian charity.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  61. Mr. Anon says:

    By Astead W. Herndon
    June 20, 2019

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/09/14/us/author-head-astead/author-head-astead-thumbLarge-v2.png

    It’s too bad that Astead W. Herndon lost out to Will Smith for the part of the Genie in Aladdin.

  62. @Thinker

    Paul Ryan and the rest of Conservativism, Inc? There’s a special place in hell waiting for them.

  63. Wilkey says:

    Africa (11.7 million square miles) is over three times the size of the US (3.8 million sq miles).

    Somalia (246,000 sq miles) is nearly the size of Texas (269,000 sq miles), and with only about 40% of the population (11 million vs. 28.7 million).

    So what Somalis (and all Africans really) clearly need to do, since they haven’t managed to succeed in their own countries, is leave a place with plenty of room to succeed, move to a country that is literally on the other side of the planet, and crowd into our country, whether we really want them here or not.
    And if the poor people of St. Cloud have any complaints about their city being turned into a foreign land then, well, they just need to pack up and move to Malibu, where all the residents will be more than happy to welcome them with open arms and build nice new affordable low-income housing for the newly arrived refugees from Minnesota.

  64. Wilkey says:
    @Hail

    They came the closest in 2016

    In 1984, when he won every single other state, Ronald Reagan lost Minnesota by less than 4,000 votes, with a 0.18% margin of victory for Mondale.

    Minnesota was Mondale’s home state, and Reagan supposedly didn’t bother to contest it, so as not to completely humiliate Mondale.

  65. Coag says:

    Since anti-black racism is the worst and most depraved of all mortal sins, and whites are collectively guilty of the sin and deserving eternal damnation, then the disproportionate hood behavior among blacks — which incites whites to commit the sin of racism — condemns blacks to collective guilt and similarly eternal damnation for leading whites into unfathomable sin. The logic is intersectional and ironclad.

  66. eah says:

    link #1

    link #2

    Archive of St Cloud MN related stories at Refugee Resettlement Watch at the above links — eg

    Mohamed is third most popular boy’s name in St. Cloud, MN

    “St. Cloud woman” crashes car into ice cream store

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Anon
    , @95Theses
  67. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    That’s like saying, “So many strangers are swimming up and climbing into our boat, we just have to bring on more of our friends so we don’t become outnumbered.

    What happens when your boat can’t hold any more people? Your suggestion is irrational. The logical thing to do is to stop strangers from climbing into your boat.

  68. Anonymous[153] • Disclaimer says:

    More from the New York Times:

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @HammerJack
  69. @HammerJack

    Bickel probably , like the Yiddish actor/singer Theodore.

  70. Bill P says:
    @Spangel

    Lots of Chinese put their relatives on welfare here, just like the Somalis. In Seattle, it’s no coincidence that the Somalis settled right next to the Chinese neighborhoods that had subsidized health clinics staffed entirely by Asians.

    Who do you think is better at milking the system, Chinese or Somalis?

  71. eah says:
    @eah

    Election exposes deep divide in St. Cloud over refugees

    Two City Council candidates who vocally supported pausing the resettlement of refugees in St. Cloud lost their elections last week, but they still received considerable voter support…John Palmer and Liz Baklaich lost to incumbents Dave Masters and Steve Laraway. Palmer, though, received 1,650 votes, about 43 percent , while Baklaich got 2,167 votes, 46 percent…St. Cloud is home to a large Somali-American population that includes people who came as refugees and were settled by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and other nonprofits…”I’m glad they’re not part of our city leadership, but really, there were thousands of people that voted for them,” said Natalie Ringsmuth, founder and director of the group #UniteCloud, which works to overcome racial and religious divides. “If there are thousands of people in St. Cloud who believe the right way to treat their neighbors is to dehumanize them, then we still have a lot of work to do,” said Ringsmuth, who won a seat last week on the St. Cloud school board…A 2017 survey by MPR News and its sister organization, the APM Research Lab, found people in the state’s largest urban areas tended to say Minnesota was on the right track in welcoming immigrants and refugees. But in rural areas and St. Cloud, feelings were different…In St. Cloud, only 39 percent of those responding believed Minnesota was on the “right track” with immigrants, while 49 percent said the state was headed the wrong way.

    • Replies: @eah
  72. eah says:

    driven by open xenophobia — “These people aren’t coming from Norway”

    It seems a bit strange to feature the word “xenophobia”, since Norway is also a foreign country — the NYT is not normally so seemingly reluctant to ‘play the racism card’ against ordinary Americans — ?

    • Replies: @95Theses
  73. John Palmer, a former university professor, has always had a cause. For decades he urged Minnesota officials to face the dangers of drunken driving and embrace seatbelts.

    Sounds like a real busybody. In saner times, he would have been literally tarred and feathered. And yes I mean literally literally:

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

  74. El Dato says:
    @Mr. Blank

    But Minnesota’s fully operational Nazi Moon Base is the pride of humanity!

  75. eah says:
    @eah

    • Replies: @Liza
  76. El Dato says:

    Dave Kleis, the mayor of St. Cloud and a longtime Republican who now identifies as an independent, has voiced support for the resettlement program.

    The wording indicates that political transgenderism is now a thing.

    St. Cloud, the state’s 10th-largest city, increased in population by 33 percent over the last 30 years, to roughly 70,000 people. The share of nonwhite residents grew to 18 percent from 2 percent, mostly with East African immigrants from Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, and the numbers of Somalis are estimated to grow.

    “resettlement”:

    Previously: Something that you did to other ethnicities, putting them on trains to move them out (possibly towards whatever lies to the east) until some desired social outcome (strong social cohesion and ethnic supremacy) was achieved.

    Nowadays: Something that you do to ethnicities that don’t have obtained the NYT seal of approval, letting them stay put and moving different ethnicities in in arbitrarily large numbers (possibly from whatever lies to the south/south-east) until some desired social outcome (deliquescence and politicial/economic irrelevance) has been achieved.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  77. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    But on the flip side, one must ask: where are the whites? Why are they not reproducing more? Even one extra baby each would do wonders.

    Your heritage and racial lines are far more important than your finances. Have one extra kid.

    I agree with this as part of the–long term–prescription. Basically, the “standard” for an intelligent middle class couple, this healthy in body, finances and marriage should be three kids not two. Two as “standard” means that all the non-married, late-married and various misfires will give you severe sub-replacement.

    But this part of the prescription is distinctly 2nd tier. White fertility across the West would not be a crisis … but for immigration. There’s nothing wrong with your population having a little dip then squaring up again.

    This particular dip is really the adjustment to prosperity, the birth control pill and feminism. Yes, there’s some really nasty cultural work that’s been done–an infection introduced. But regardless we’d be in this process of selection. We’re winnowing out the genes of the sort of women who with prosperity and choice do not reproduce themselves. At the end we will–or at least we would if left alone–have a smaller population, but one selected for reproduction. Rabbits and foxes. (Or in my neighborhood coyotes.) Prosperity, feminism and the Pill are preferentially eating some humans not others. In the end, we’ll end up with a population capable of reproducing in modernity.

    But we’ve got to get to “in the end”–the recovery with pro-family genes. And we don’t get there, when instead of letting the selection play out, we’re flooded with foreigners.

    That–flooded with foreigners, the invasion–is what’s killing us. Nothing else. With that, even having three, four, five … ten kids and our nations are still being invaded, we’re still dying.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  78. St. Cloudians have it coming.

    Only because the majority of them seem to actually welcome it.

  79. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous

    Freedom is Slavery
    War is Peace
    Ignorance is Strength
    Surveillance is Safety
    GovProgs are Cornucopia
    Mercantilism is Higher GDP

    now

    Poverty is a Flood of Resources

  80. Marty T says:
    @AnotherDad

    Do Jews run the Lutheran agencies who settle these refugees?

  81. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    That’s true. If we all transferred 3/4 of the mental energy we put into imperial politics (eg. Washington, the EU or faraway countries in the American empire) into local politics, then the globalists would really have a mess on their hands. Some of us do still need to call out the mass media but I think the TV era trained us to care about political drama in the imperial capital far more than we should.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  82. @HammerJack

    I like that. So use the Greek root “anx” for distressed, concerned. Xenoanx or Transanx?

  83. Realist says:

    NYT: Open Xenophobia Revealed in St. Cloud, MN as Citizens Express Preference for Norwegians Over Somalis

    Anyone in their right mind would.

  84. @El Dato

    Resettlement is just a nice way to spell racial suicide.

  85. Pat Shuff says:

    Mohamed is among the most popular baby boy names in St. Cloud, MN

    For the first time, Mohamed cracked the most popular boys’ names in 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital, which delivers nearly 3,000 babies a year. Sixteen newborn boys went home from the hospital last year with the name Mohamed, which tied with Liam for second place. Eighteen baby boys delivered at the hospital were named Henry.
    And for the first time, Salma, an Arabic name, cracked the top 10 list of popular names for newborn girls, hitting No. 9.

    At the St. Cloud Hospital, which has the largest birthing center in Stearns County, the name Mohamed has steadily climbed the list of most popular baby names. It first made the list in 2015, when it was the sixth-most popular name. A year later, it climbed to No. 5.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  86. @Marty T

    “They” run the mass media, as you well know. The rest is effectively window dressing.

  87. @Anonymous

    Just imagine how impoverished we’d be as a nation, without 60 million third-world “migrants” enriching us. Scary isn’t it?

  88. TWS says:
    @ScarletNumber

    To be fair, actual Swedes, Norwegians and Finns tend not to chase you with hammers and pipes.

  89. Alternate headline- “NYT: Open Xenophobia Revealed in Israel as Citizens Express Preference for Jews Over Eritreans”
    Maybe the NYT can send some of its intrepid reporters to do a nice human interest story on that subject one of these days. It would be quite relevant too given NYC’s large Jewish population and the NYT presumable large Jewish readership. Just sayin’

  90. @passive-aggressivist

    Yeah, that’s exactly what it is.

    “Look at these presumptuous racist white people! They don’t even realize how awful they are! How dare they think they have a right to define the culture of their own hometown? Don’t they know that YOU CAN’T SAY THOSE THINGS!”

    If the left ever have their way, this kind of grumbling will someday be defined as “hate speech” and the cops will come knocking on Mr Palmer’s front door, just like they already do in the UK.

  91. RVBlake says:
    @guest

    Regarding your last sentence, you could go to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and see the same things.

  92. @Spangel

    Or for that matter the violence and petty (and not so petty) crime that is commonly accepted in their culture.

  93. RVBlake says:
    @Lot

    I infrequently give to charities, St. Vincent de Paul in particular. Though housed in the local Catholic Charities building, I make explicit that the money is to go to St. Vincent’s. I do NOT want it going to the traitorous Catholic Charities.

  94. Anon[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @fnn

    Antisemitism is as rational as breathing. It isn’t hate. Its pure self-defense in the manner that someone is entitled to be hostile to an attempted murderer. One only has to read their books and observe how they apply their mandates to come to that realization.

    Semitism is a large reason why Minneapolis is worse today then it was 50 years ago. See the current Jewish mayor’s recent role turning all single family zoning throughout the city into multifamily zoning in order to bring diversity into the heart of every Minneapolis neighborhood. Its no coincidence that he is only the second Jewish mayor of Minneapolis and this was his first major agenda. Not “hating” Judah is equivalent to embracing your group’s own eventual death at their hand. As Jew’s preach themselves, group survival is the highest morality.

  95. bomag says:
    @Anonymous

    Good comment.

    There is a kind of reverse Darwinism at play here; the “survival of the least fit”. The refugee racket looks around for the most pathetic, horrible refugees to put in the program; that gives them the largest delta, the most bang for the buck.

    That the rest of us suffer a greater cumulative loss doesn’t register in this system; or that the whole civilizational structure that allows and supports this refugee system will collapse if it continues as implemented. It is like a new parasite that kills the host before the parasite can reproduce.

  96. Anon[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    “Mr. Palmer said at a recent meeting he viewed them as innately less intelligent than the “typical” American citizen.”

    This is racist. Their lack of intelligence is not innate, but environmental.

    Can’t tell if serious.

  97. RVBlake says:
    @CCZ

    Madge exhibited her sense of humanitarianism to chilling effect during Bubba Clinton’s blockade of Iraq in the ’90s.

  98. @Cagey Beast

    Exactly. I live in NY, and my vote in a national election means nothing: my state will vote for the Democrat as it has since 1984. But my local mayoral election? That guy has a LOT more influence over how I live.

    The Democrats destroyed much of their local politicians in the Obama years. I recall something like 3,000 legislative seats flipped to R’s. The R’s proceeded to ignore this when Trump won, and vomited up hundreds of seats in 2018.

    In the Federal system, local leaders still have a lot of power, with little direct Federal control, except for one thing: you have to avoid the Federal dollars.

  99. Anon[106] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    “St. Cloud woman” crashes car into ice cream store

    An apt metaphor for Somali immigration itself and its effects on Minnesota.

  100. Anon[106] • Disclaimer says:
    @Marty T

    Do Jews run the Lutheran agencies who settle these refugees?

    Jews run their own refugee agencies,

    in my observation Jews are vastly over represented in the field of immigration law,

    Jews wrote the books that gave the anti-nationalist NT morality to the Christians / Lutherans,

    Jews are the religious (ideological) group that votes at the highest rate for pro refugee progressives,

    Jews are vastly over-represented at pro refugee and anti-White news outlets,

    Jews overwhelmingly staff the most vigorous anti-White agitation groups in the United States (the ADL and SPLC), which politically support refugees and mass immigration,

    and a Jew is currently the mayor of Minneapolis whose first large agenda was to vigorously support a change in city wide zoning to facilitate significant rental-tier (shit tier) minority incursion into every Minneapolis neighborhood (at present Minneapolis has the nicest urban white communities in the entire nation).

  101. @Spangel

    You understand of course that the information set forth in paragraph two doesn’t fit “The Narrative”, ergo… .

  102. @Spangel

    Spangel, you ignorant cuck.

    “Well those people are different looking” type arguments.

    Not only is this not a straw man argument, but it’s exactly what any rational person should believe. “I don’t want these people here because they’re not a part of my tribe, my extended family” is the most pure, most correct reason anyone ever has to give to the question of immigration.

    You’ve been so brainwashed that you believe that it’s perfectly fine if your people are overrun and subjugated by high-IQ, low crime Chinese than low-IQ, high crime Somalis. I suppose if those were the only choices, you’d be correct. But how about pushing for this simple choice: I want to live with my own people and to be ruled by my own people.

    The NYT is correct. This guy doesn’t want Somalis because they aren’t his people. And that’s a good thing. I love my children more than yours. That’s good and correct. I am building a future for my children, not your children. That’s good and correct.

    Throw off the mental shackles and start admitting that love your extended family more than people that you’re not related to.

  103. @Marty T

    They certainly influence them through academia and the media.

  104. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    This isn’t a breeding contest. Just lock down the border, and your birthrate becomes a minor issue.

  105. @Bill P

    Personally, I don’t care either way. Neither the Chinese nor the Somalis are my people, my tribe. That’s the only reason I need to not want them in my lands.

  106. @Spangel

    Because WE live here.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
  107. @Reg Cæsar

    I live in St. Cloud.

    The conflict is not with the Somalis who are genial dorks just like the native German-Catholic and Norwegian-Lutheran dorks. The major problem is that the our government and institutions are so arthritic with political correctness that whites are suddenly third-class citizens in the face of “gap closing”, “diversity”, extortions.

    We in “White Cloud” — maybe 98% white in 2000, were told about the “benefits of diversity” that would be coming. What that really meant is that skin color would be a factor in hiring and other programs. A few years ago in rapid succession we got a black transit chief, a black police chief, and a black school superintendant.

    Kowtowing to the PC klan took root. A couple years ago a Somali Muslim stabbed ten people in the local mall, being careful to avoid fellow Muslims. Thankfully a gun range owner with a CCW permit shot and killed the attacker. The police did a fine job of crowd control and preserving evidence against a dead guy. The mayor and politicians’ immediate reaction was to rally behind the Somali community behind the unfounded fear of retaliation from the hicks that never came.

    The Somalis seem to have lots of health transport vans and child-care centers that seem a little shady, but no proof yet. They manage to have scored lots of programs within the school district and government that somehow benefits them but not the local Scandahoovians.

    We have gone from non-discrimination delivered through indifference to race to “non-discrimination” through quotas. Our skin color was not a negative factor until we had “gaps” to close.

    The first generation Somalis are quiet and shy but the next generation is being fed a diet of entitled indignation such as Ilhan Omar. That, unfortunately looks to be our future.

    We are not against the Somalis, we are against the craven government and institutions who have their litigation insurance paid with the civil rights of whites. It is the institutions who are paying PC klan extortion whom we hate.

  108. anon[776] • Disclaimer says:
    @prime noticer

    minnesota hasn’t voted for the republican since 1972. they’re getting exactly what they voted for.

    Try bringing up an electoral map of the St Cloud area itself. The heritage is primarily German Catholic, as opposed to the mix of Scandinavian Lutheran/Yankee that predominates throughout most of the state. You won’t find a more deeply red district than St Cloud anywhere.

    • Replies: @Kevin O'Keeffe
  109. syonredux says:

    Speaking of population replacement….

    Texas gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident last year

    New census estimates show Texas’ Hispanic population growth continues to surpass white population growth, with Hispanics on pace to soon represent a plurality.

    With Hispanics expected to become the largest population group in Texas as soon as 2022, new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed the Hispanic population climbed to nearly 11.4 million — an annual gain of 214,736 through July 2018 and an increase of 1.9 million since 2010.

    The estimates come as lawmakers begin to sharpen their focus on the 2021 redistricting cycle, when they’ll have to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative maps to account for population growth. And they highlight the extent to which the demographics of the state continue to shift against the Republican Party.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2019/06/20/texas-hispanic-population-pace-surpass-white-residents/

  110. @Spangel

    How caged is your mind?

    How about just saying, “I don’t want any master” instead begging to have a nice master.

  111. @syonredux

    By 2028 at the latest, either Texas or Florida will flip permanently blue. The other state will flip quickly afterward.

    That’s the end of the game. The Dems will control the executive branch and the judiciary. CivNat’s precious Constitution and institutions will die before their eyes.

    Also, with the Dem primary becoming the de facto election, the Dem president will move increasing socialist and anti-white. Get ready for:

    1. Gov’t mandated affirmative action at all levels
    2. Gov’t mandated “diversity” and “inclusion” training where whites are forced to prostrate themselves
    3. Housing programs to put blacks down the street from you
    4. Massive increase in welfare programs directed at blacks and browns paid for by whites
    5. Less enforcement of black crimes

    The list goes on. Best to start thinking about where you can emigrate. I can only hope that Europe gets its act together. They still have a chance. (Well, maybe not France, but the rest do.)

  112. @Diversity is Great!

    More reasons why we should resettle refugees in the same region, in neighboring countries that share a similar culture, food, religion or language. We should pay the neighboring countries to take in these refugees, instead of flying them tens of thousands of miles to resettle on an alien continent. It wouldn’t be such a culture shock for them as well as for their host country. It’ll be much cheaper for us and better for everyone in the long run.

    The world is a big place. We don’t all have to squeeze into the same, already overcrowded 10 or 15 countries.

  113. Noman says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    “Btw, who decides where to settle these refugees? I’ve never seen a straight answer on that. Why can’t they just send them all to NYC?”

    Or one of those Orthodox Jewish communities outside of NYC where everyone is on welfare already. The communities that helped Ms. Clinton become a US Senator from NY.

    Miami Beach, the sixth borough, could use some Somali love.

    Fayetteville, North Carolina?

    Just a reminder, Norwegians, Swedes, and Finns are not the same people in their own eyes.

    • Replies: @Olorin
  114. @Bill P

    They are not Chinese. They are Southeast Asians: Cambodians, Hmongs, Laotians, Burmese and Vietnamese.

  115. Logan says:
    @Anon

    Proclaiming a statement to be racist, even if an accurate characterization, does not prove the statement untrue.

    Whether Somali intelligence relative to typical Americans is innate or environmental is subject to empirical determination. And knowing which is true might help us determine appropriate policies for dealing with difficult situations.

    Unfortunately, in the present cultural climate, suggestions that such studies are desirable or even possible are immediately denounced as — racist!

  116. fWIW, Somalians seem to have monopolized jobs in the Minneapolis-st Paul airport, which I’ve gone through several times. Transport, car rentals etc.

    Not an African American in sight. Way to fill diversity quotas. Nice.

  117. L Woods says:
    @Dr. X

    Yes, the boomers are still pretending that “fascism” was/is bad and the present abortion we call “democracy” is Good. That old morality play is like comfort food for them.

  118. The same indignant liberals(redundant, I know) who railed at the “racists” in St. Cloud, MN will always make sure to live in the whitest possible neighborhoods. If heaven forbid a Somali family should move in next door, they’d move coz their house price just dropped by 10%, and they know those people don’t stop at one family, before you know it the house on the other side, across the street and soon the entire street will be Somali, and you wouldn’t be able to sell your house then.

    Liberal hypocrisy always comes in full view when it comes to the issue of segregation. Liberals will never move into a black or brown neighborhood, and as soon as those people start moving into their neighborhoods, they move. If every liberal voluntarily moves into a black/brown neighborhood and send their kids to a “segregated” school, there’d be no segregation issues and no ghettos in the US. But of course, they just want the deplorables to do it. That’s why they always settle refugees and illegals into blue collar white neighborhoods, never into rich elite liberal white neighborhoods.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  119. Somalis are literally useless. Nothing going in their favour. Extremely high fertility rate, tax avoidance, they are net burdens, welfare dependent leeches, they have no special cuisine or whatever and a high crime rate

  120. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    It’s morally wrong and foolish to make procreation a political act.

  121. @Anon

    correct. we just haven’t discovered the environmental causes yet. It’s only a matter of time!

  122. @Anon

    “This is racist. Their lack of intelligence is not innate, but environmental”

    WOW, In this day and age and on this site someone still thinks intelligence is environmental!

    Maybe is is if someone locks you up in a closet from the day you are born till the day you reach 18 years of age and feeds you nothing but soda and candy.

  123. @prime noticer

    minnesota hasn’t voted for the republican since 1972. they’re getting exactly what they voted for.

    Republicans would have put a stop to this? That’s news to me.

  124. @istevefan

    He also barely lost New Hampshire, both of those states could easily go to the Republicans next time. He likely lost both due to the Access Hollywood recording leaked by the Bush family.

  125. @Hail

    I don’t understand why Mr. Palmer would agree to sit down with a black “reporter” from the NYT. “Hi I’m your enemy, can I speak with you so I can twist your words and tell the world you’re evil”?

    • Replies: @International Jew
  126. @AnotherDad

    There’s nothing wrong with your population having a little dip then squaring up again.

    Exactly. The constant cry by (((economists))) to import more “workers” due to lower native birth rate is the biggest con of all time. The goal is to dilute the native stock, nothing more.

    What’s even sicker is when these same con artists keep sounding the alarm bells that China will “grow old before it grows rich” because of “shrinking pool of workers”. The idea that a country of 1.4 Billion people needs more people has got to be the most asinine in history.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  127. Old Jew says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    This one thing “Andrew Joyce” did right: 4 white kids.

    The rest of his paean “Why I Write” …… consume it with a grain of salt

  128. Alfa158 says:
    @CCZ

    Deft bit of sarcasm there! 👍

  129. Every weekday, he sits in the same spot at Culver’s restaurant — the corner booth near the Kwik Trip — and begins his daily intake of news from xenophobic and conspiratorial sites…

    That seems like an oddly specific thing to report. It’s almost as if he’s willing to take one for the team ie., he’s hoping some knucklehead will stop by and subject him to a “criminal assault” (translation: he gets cussed out), in order to twist that non-event into yet another hate hoax.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  130. @fnn

    Minneapolis was known for anti-Semitism beginning in the 1880s and through the 1950s.[30] The city was described as “the capital of anti-Semitism in the United States” in 1946 by Carey McWilliams[31] and in 1959 by Gunther Plaut.[32] At that time the city’s Jews were excluded from membership in many organizations, faced employment discrimination, and were considered unwelcome residents in some neighborhoods.[33] Jews in Minneapolis were also not allowed to buy homes in certain neighborhoods of Minneapolis.

    You can find an entry like that for literally any major U.S. city, if you search hard enough. There are dozens of articles claiming each and every major U.S. city (and most of the medium-sized ones too) are “hotbeds” of both anti-Semitism, and racism more generally. I’m not sure if those articles were all just organically written by true believers, or whether someone in the Establishment got them planted all over the internet, presumably in order that there would always be an endless supply of material for SJW activists to use in order to back up their outlandish claims. But the claim that such-and-such city is one of the very worst, most anti-Semitic & racist places in the country, already exists in print for every significant American community. I know this because I was once involved in some weird, recreational psy-op, where we tried to convince people that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was a known hotbed anti-Semitism. We had no difficulty finding articles that supported that claim. The fact no Jews actually live in the U.P., was apparently not taken into consideration when those articles were written (or, less commonly, was cited as evidence of the hyper-anti-Semitic nature of the Upper Peninsula).

    I wish I was kidding.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  131. @Daniel H

    When cucks start saying, “Democrats are the real anti-racists,” you’ll know we’re winning.

  132. @anon

    Try bringing up an electoral map of the St Cloud area itself. The heritage is primarily German Catholic, as opposed to the mix of Scandinavian Lutheran/Yankee that predominates throughout most of the state. You won’t find a more deeply red district than St Cloud anywhere.

    Little bit of an exaggeration, but it’s pretty solid. St Cloud is the seat of Stearns County, and Stearns voted for Trump over Hillary by a margin of 60-32. It voted Democrat one time in the last 40 years (1996).

    In 1936, it gave approximately twenty percent of the vote to William Lemke’s Union Party ticket.

  133. anon[223] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Agree. Robert Spencer is very knowledgeable, sober, cautious and fair-minded. Just another Media Smear Machine slander.

  134. @Pat Shuff

    Disturbing data driven proof that the replacement process is all too real.

    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude
  135. @eddy wobegon

    Cool story bro.

    Sad to say, you too are part of the problem.

  136. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I’m thinking second passport in the Caribbean or trying to claim political asylum in Eastern Europe.

  137. @eddy wobegon

    Sorry, Mr. Cucklite, you should be against Somalis. If there weren’t any in your ‘hood, you wouldn’t need to worry that “whites are suddenly third-class citizens in the face of ‘gap closing’, ‘diversity’, extortions.”

    The conflict is not with the Somalis who are genial dorks …

    Yeah, right. Here’s your White Liberal Non-Racist Certificate. Good for 25 cents off your next purchase at Target.

  138. @Clear Eyes

    Liberals will never move into a black or brown neighborhood, and as soon as those people start moving into their neighborhoods, they move.

    So population replacement would be okay if only white liberals were willing to live next to their black and brown trophy minorities? Got it. “Liberals are the real racists.”

    • Replies: @GermanReader2
  139. What with all the talk about “white supremacy”, it’s interesting that the term reached a peak in about 1947: https://tinyurl.com/yyezys8j

    I’m sure it meant something else seventy years ago, which leads to a more general question: which of our current political epithets are old terms that have been strategically invested with a new meaning?

  140. But for others, the changes have fueled talk about “white replacement,” a racist conspiracy theory tied to the declining birthrates of white Americans

    Do they provide any evidence, any whatsoever, that it is ‘tied to declining birthrates’ and not a mass inflow of racial aliens?

    Here in the UK, annual statistics on the country of Birth of the mother are provided. After being stable at a percent or two either side of 12% of mothers being immigrants between 1969 and 1998, they rose rapidly. To such an extent that 90% of the decrease in the share of British born mothers has not been due to lower native fertility, but due to increased immigration. Had immigration been held at 1990s levels, births to immigrant mothers would have risen from 13.2% in 1998 to 14.6% in 2017, a less than 1.5% increase. In fact, by 2017, immigrant mothers were 29.3%, a more than 16.0% increase. Ergo, over 90% of the increase is due to immigration, NOT fertility.

  141. @Kevin O'Keeffe

    No, that’s not what it means. It means the Times is encouraging “activists” to attack him, persuade the restaurant to ban him, etc.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  142. Olorin says:
    @Diversity is Great!

    So wait, now immigrants want fecal implants from whitey on top of everything else?

    Or is it that they want whitey to pay for fecal implants from their Old Country?

    Or are they complaining because those microbes are out there, literally invading and colonizing their lower intestine?

    “But the new microbes aren’t enough to compensate for the loss of the native microbes, so we see a big overall loss of diversity.”

    Again with the repamarations…but on the good side, underscoring how it’s sh!t.

  143. @William Badwhite

    …and tell Antifa exactly where they can find you.

  144. Olorin says:
    @Noman

    Far as I know there are zero Somalis in Kiryas Joel. Howbout there?

    Better still, I don’t know of any Somali neighborhoods in Vatican City. Don’t the bulbheads deserve a sturdy-wall-fortified city as much as the pope does?

  145. @eddy wobegon

    Very interesting.
    You should send what you just said here to vdare.com. They publish anonymous letters from people, just like you, who are living on the front lines. I for one would love to read more from you.

  146. El Dato says:
    @International Jew

    Exactly.

    They could also add an email targetinfo @ nyt.com or something to answer requests by “concerned citizens”.

  147. El Dato says:
    @Clear Eyes

    The idea that a country of 1.4 Billion people needs more people has got to be the most asinine in history.

    China could build 30 Silk Road nuclear reactors by 2030

    Are there even enough forges in the world to forge the reactor vessels and heat exchangers? Seeing how every nuclear gets delayed by at least ten years, this is not going to work all that well.

    But then …

    The US is losing the nuclear race to Russia and China

    There is a race? Oh, ok.

    The United States must protect its longstanding leadership on nuclear energy globally, Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) wrote in an op-ed to CNBC.

    The US lawmakers believe that reviving nuclear energy in the US and developing new and advanced reactors will raise the share of clean energy generation in America on the one hand, and reestablish US leadership on the global market, on the other.

    Does anybody want US reactors at all?

  148. Liza says:
    @eah

    I am not making this up: ask your liberal friends why diversity (of the nonwhite variety) is a benefit, one thing on their list (sometimes the first) is: all those wonderful ethnic restaurants. I have heard this.

    • Replies: @eah
  149. Tim says:

    I laughed off the story as just some black guy with no sense of self awareness, but then I read the comments and they were schocking. It was all the same–those hateful rednecks, are ignorant, they NEED to be punished by these Somalis, it’s good that white people are getting destroyed.

    They hate us. They really hate us.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  150. @Anon

    Spidey sense says there’s a very High Probability this Astead Herdon fellow is an immigrant himself. Would bet he’s from a former British Colony; either Afro-Caribbean or Nigerian.
    His physiognomy looks more Jamaican, British Guyanan, Trinidadian,etc. That would explain his Tottenham Football Club enthusiasm. Perhaps his parents migrated from Jamaica to England in the 60s, and he came to the US 20 years later.
    David Lammy & Joy Reid have similar trajectories, and the same emotional reflex to adore 3rd World immigrants, “as who we are”

  151. @prime noticer

    Wow good thing Rick Snyder and Paul LePage totally put an end to Muslim resettlement while they were in office… oh wait.

    YOU have to get involved in local politics. It’s really all that matters. Fuck Washington. Get on your local town council and fight to kick out all of these invaders from your community. Take back the country, one zoning law at a time.

  152. @gruff

    Bruh

    In 2000, non-Hispanic White residents were 95% of the population in Hazleton.

    Also, in 2016, the Hispanic/Latino population became the majority, at 52%, with White residents, many descended from Irish, Italian, and German immigrants, comprising 44% of the population

    Yeah, no shit they failed. Did Barletta’s law actually do anything? Did they leave and then flood back when it was struck down? Or did it just fail and the beaners stayed?

  153. Smucker says:
    @Daniel H

    Look up the word “bigot”. It means to prefer ones own position, POV, culture, etc. We are all bigots, ESPECIALLY those communists who denounce people as bigots. I agree totally. Strip these PC demonizations of their power.

  154. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    >More white flight

    Sorry my guy but that’s not the solution. If the USA, with the largest white population in the world falls, why would Germany, or Italy, with even worse demographics, be any safer? The truth is that we’re all screwed. Best stay and fight.

  155. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    On one hand, I think things will be unsustainable to the point that quaint things like ‘electoral politics’ will be a non issue. Warband culture is coming folks, what are you doing to not be useless?

    OTOH there are a LOT of people (even here, the smartest blog on the internet) who think that one more pithy article is going to totally own the globalists and win you the game.

  156. @istevefan

    If John Palmer is indicative of Whites in MN, Trump might have a chance here.

    If John Palmer were indicative of whites even in California, Trump would win California. But that points to the heart of our problem, doesn’t it?

    Regarding Trump’s tweet about settling illegals in sanctuary cities, I read the anger over that differently than you. I don’t read it as NIMBYism, I read it as indignation over the very suggestion that having illegals in your town could be a bad thing. It was his June 2015 “they’re rapists” comment all over again.

  157. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Diversity is Great!

    The US has approximately 20 million American negroes with an IQ of less than 85. Now we are importing thousands of Somalis with an average IQ of 68 which means half of them are below that. An IQ of 68 means you will have difficulty learning how to tie your shoelace! Most of them will forever be wards of the state and/or petty criminals. I’m sure there will be a race war within 20 years.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  158. In Chicago, there’s a non-violent racewar between south side blacks and the near eastern and South Asian-run corner stores, which cater to drug dealers and gangs. The church ladies and revruns are always running to the city bureaucrats and demanding that they use administrative and police enforcement to remove the businesses.

    A white journalist should write a condescending article about black racist conspiracies against these humble immigrant business owners.

  159. Smucker says:
    @Daniel H

    Look up the word “bigot”. It means to prefer ones own position, POV, culture, etc. We are all bigots, ESPECIALLY those communists who denounce people as bigots. I agree totally. Strip these PC demonizations of their power.

  160. @AnotherDad

    But we’ve got to get to “in the end”–the recovery with pro-family genes. And we don’t get there, when instead of letting the selection play out, we’re flooded with foreigners.

    That–flooded with foreigners, the invasion–is what’s killing us. Nothing else. With that, even having three, four, five … ten kids and our nations are still being invaded, we’re still dying.

    Exactly right. The place where we live is not underpopulated. A large increase in the white population would be a hell of a lot better than the Third World sewage tide being imported now, but is still undesirable, if we want a clean and decent environment. The thing for us to do is to throw off our false and traitorous rulers, and defend our country — with force. After we do regime change, there won’t BE any Ninth Circuit Court waging lawfare against us. Short of that, we’re screwed. Voluntarily. Self-screwed, really.

  161. Paul says:

    The New York Times should advocate sending the Somalis to Israel, a place famous for its tolerance of people who are not Jewish. 😉

  162. @istevefan

    Yes if Trump and others can win MN (and hopefully NH) in addition to the other northern states he flipped, and hold that 1 EV in ME, it would make up for a flip by TX or FL. But not both.

    I agree with the poster who said that if both TX and FL flip 10 years from now, we are (barring some type of separation) done. Under those circumstances a Republican could not win even if he flipped VA back.

    I will say, however, that I’m not as certain that FL, where I vote now through my father’s retirement property to avoid a useless NY vote, will demographically flip, at least not in the next 10. TX and AZ seem more likely.

    If TX and AZ flip happens, then even should he win FL, the Republican candidate would also need to win both MN and NH each election in addition to PA/MI/WI to get over 270…and preferably those ME and NE districts for good measure. The only real hope beyond 2036 or so is for better immigration measures from the current President to slow things down AND for white normies to wake up to the existential threat.

    This all matters of course, only to the extent Republicans do something about immigration…. We will see what the promised raids this weekend scrounge up, but that needs to be happening daily to have an impact, so not holding my breath.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  163. TWS says:

    Somalia, that’s the future. A land where piracy, mad Max road warriors and warlords are your career paths. Oh, and victims and slaves never forget those two vital life choices.

    I can’t see the problem.

  164. 95Theses says:
    @eah

    We all scream for ice cream! takes on a whole ‘nother meaning. ツ

  165. I have been saying for decades, that immigration is an economic issue. As long as there are people unemployed, there should be no immigration, full stop. Their origin is irrelevant.
    Where they come from is also an economic issue. In a “high tech” economy, the chances of finding a tech savvy immigrant from Somalia is slim to none, which means when they work, they work in low or unskilled jobs. competing with the most vulnerable citizens. If there are, in fact, lots of tech savvy Somali immigrants, then it immoral for the government to steal them from Somalia, which needs them more, in order to develop their economy.
    The billions spent on immigrants, and the billions sent out in remittances, are money taken out of the economy. Immigration is the reserve army of capital. It lowers wages and increases housing and other costs, thereby increasing profits.

  166. Anon[926] • Disclaimer says:
    @eddy wobegon

    We are not against the Somalis

    ^^ This, right here, was your first and fatal mistake. It is one that you will come to deeply regret. Nordic prole community congeniality is inherent but it is deeply maladaptive and inevitably fatal when there is an invasion.

    Stop apologizing for your interests by stating that you are not against what you should be staunchly against. Interests which are to have communities that actively exclude those who will eventually destroy them down to the nub, as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow. Or at least who will destroy what matters about them until they and you are unrecognizable.

    Firmly reject your propensity to be nice and join the cold war that you are in. Until you do, your enemies willl hold onto your generosity and use it against you until you are finally forced to not be nice after you have given up so much more in the meantime than you otherwise would have.

    International Jew suggested that you write to VDare. I question his intention given the pass you are giving Somalis. I enjoyed your post, but respectfully my view is that your current politics and mindset are not yet ready for VDare.

  167. @Marquandian Hero

    Yeah I agree. I don’t think Florida is flipping anytime soon.

    Robust white birth rate. White retirees moving in. Cubans voting R. I just have a feeling that AZ will go first, then TX, then GA (you’re missing GA in your analysis).

    Minnesota would probably be red if not for the mass negro resettlement. That said, maybe not since the whites would still be naive and lame if they weren’t woken up by negroes. Kind of a chicken and the egg type of thing.

  168. @Bill P

    What I don’t get is why aren’t American Whites doing this? Especially while many of the state legislatures and welfare offices still have some fat white women in them. Why aren’t fat, uneducated white women, or any white women and men doing this routinely. Set up communities in apartments after having some kids and qualifying for a lifetime of welfare. Just pop babies out, in places like outer Atlanta and let all those rich black folk pay for it.

  169. @Kevin O'Keeffe

    Did it lead to Minnesota Jewish artists like Dylan and the Coen Brothers respecting the Old Weird America more?

    Small sample size, but it could be true.

  170. @Anonymous

    Is there any conceivable end to Somali refugees?

    No, there is no conceivable end. Somalia is a small country – only 10 million people – but it has a high birthrate, 6 children per woman. They will be sending us larger numbers of “refugees” each year, as long as we are fool enough to take them.

    It seems like there have been Somali refugees for my entire life, and they’ve made the exact same sorts of trouble whether in the US, England, Canada, Australia or Kenya. If your country is producing refugees for three consecutive decades, then unless it was hit by a succession of asteroids, there’s probably something deeply defective about your country’s culture that prevents it from forming a functioning civil society.

    There is indeed, and this defect remains even if the people are transplanted to a place with “magic dirt”. Grenade attacks between rival Somali gangs are now commonplace in Sweden.

  171. BADKarma says:

    It’s not “Xenophobia” to not want to live near people whose STATED GOAL is to murder your entire family (after raping the women and children, of course). It’s called “Common Sense.”

  172. anon[344] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Somalis are coming from an environment where they are used to eating large amounts of saturated fat, essential for brain health, yet they still test at IQ 68.
    It’s innate, and their behaviour will get even more unpredictable once they embrace the Standard American Diet.

  173. @Tim

    These are mostly white people commenting too. That’s the great tragedy, and irony, of the situation.

    You think a Somalian can put together a comment like that? It’s always whites, liberal Jews, or a small percentage of Asians.

    But yes, their intentions are very clear and open now. Prepare accordingly.

    • Replies: @CrunchybutRealistCon
  174. @anonymous

    Not kidding – when I was young there was a Somalian in my class, and he couldn’t tie his shoelaces. The teacher had to do it for him.

    Back then he was the only negro in my class. I’m sure it’s 50% now.

    But this guy was dumb as fuck. Even as a 5 year old I knew he was dumb as fuck. Either selling dope, trafficking people, or already in jail now.

    Sorry. Most Somalians are literally retarded.

  175. eah says:
    @Liza

    I have heard this.

    I know, I have as well — to which I once saw someone reply: We have the recipes, so you can all now go home.

    • Agree: Liza
  176. @Hail

    First hunch was that this guy was Afro-Caribbean.
    Probably not. Found an interview with him, and he simply comes off as a very effeminate SWPL; part Jussie Smollet, part Don Lemon or Ta-Nehisi Coates.
    He’s the son of a Pentecostal minister and graduated from Marquette (Milwaukee).
    The interview leaves you with the impression of another unremarkable affirmative action Black who absorbed the social justice narratives at college, & is simply doing his part to expose Crime Think. The effeminate snitch or class tattle tale who is doing his best to curry favor with the school principal.
    https://www.faithandleadership.com/episode-2-astead-herndon-navigating-career-pipeline-young-black-newspaper-reporter

  177. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Mohammed is the most popular name amongst Muslims, and there really isnt a Jewish or Christian equivalent. Look what AK had to say about it. Hes the most symbolic figure within islam and thats why. White names are more distributed

  178. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    It’s laughably anti-climactic to see the NYT journalist IRL. Search his name on youtube.
    He’s a paper tiger. Like a sexually confused adolescent. The exact opposite of a George Foreman or Baron Samedi.

  179. @International Jew

    So then native-born Whites make up , what, 50%? (I won’t click-through a public edyukashun-related link that tries to pass off some skoolz as being “great”.)

    IOW, White legals are the main leeches.

    Send them back to Oslo!

  180. @eddy wobegon

    few years ago [we got] .. a black school superintendant.

    Even had your skool district managed to recruit William H Gates III as its superintendent, using a multi- billion dollar, front-end loaded, performance package as an inducement, your skool district would still sock.

    Public edyukashun is micromanaged by literally thousands of bureaucratic, government regulations.

    The two, most destructive have to be compulsory attendance (all kids have to go to skool) and the 180 day, @6+ hrs, skool “year” (skool must be expensive).

    The Somalis .. manage to have scored lots of programs within the school district ..

    Public edyukashun is a *political* institution.

    government that somehow benefits them but not the local Scandahoovians.

    Government benefits the special interests. It’s no surprise that you’d prefer that it benefit *your* interests rather than someone else’s.

  181. @Undeveloped First Chakra

    I think Clear Eyes does is angry about their hypocrisy.

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