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David Brooks famously exclaimed:

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why so many Republicans prefer a dying white America to a place like, say, Houston.

One reason is because the Republican Party is dying in Houston.

Screenshot 2017-03-02 00.46.50 It’s a little hard to get Presidential election trends just for the city of Houston, so let’s look overall at sprawling Harris County, which has about twice the population of Houston, its county seat. With about 4.4 million inhabitants, Harris County in Texas, home to Houston, is the third most populous county in America (after Los Angeles and Cook counties).

Harris County, which is more or less the world capital of the energy industry, is one of the most conservative megalopolises in America. But even in Harris County, immigration is taking its toll on Republican chances in presidential elections, as this graph from the Texas Tribune shows:

Screenshot 2017-03-02 00.17.50

Obviously, George W. Bush was personally popular in Harris County, one of his home towns, while Donald Trump is a New Yawker. But Harris County was so conservative in 1996 that even Bob Dole could easily defeat Bill Clinton there, while Mitt Romney couldn’t beat Barack Obama in Harris County in 2012.

Why the change?

A Rice U. study of Census results shows:

The last year the non-Hispanic white population grew in the city of Houston was 1980.

Even Harris County as a whole is now remarkably nonwhite. The Harris County non-Hispanic white percentage of the population was 42% in 2000 and 33% in 2010.

Screenshot 2017-03-02 00.42.45

And, despite Harris County having some of the most affordable family formation of any major urban area:

Today, just 21 percent of Harris County children under the age of 5 are non-Hispanic whites.

Good luck, Republicans.

 
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  1. The ‘Most Wanted’ list put up by the Harris County DA — for all the racists interested in that sort of info — click on a few of the thumbnails to enjoy the exquisite phrasing of the synopses — I’d expect the average 4th grader to do better.

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
    @eah

    Those white Hispanics are at it again...

  2. “Obviously, George W. Bush was personally popular in Harris County, one of his home towns, while Donald Trump is a New Yawker.”

    Donald J. Trump didn’t lose Harris County because he is a New Yorker, he lost Harris County because there are a lot more Mexicans there today than there was 13 years ago in 2004.

    Crooked Cankles is no Dolly Parton/Reba McEntire Southern belle either with her being from Chicago. If you are from the Deep South and you have an extremely thick Southern accent than Chicago to you is just as much Yankee Doodle Land as New York City is. Everything thing north of the Ozarks is Yankee Doodle Land if you speak like Jeff Foxworthy.

    • Replies: @Rifleman
    @Jefferson


    non-Hispanic whites.
     
    Great term along with non-Asian blacks and non-Hindu jews.

    Replies: @syonredux

  3. Even National Review is attacking David Brooks for not knowing what he’s talking about.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445300/david-brooks-immigration-column-cotton-perdue-bill-wrong

  4. It’s said,that Northern Ireland doesn’t have politics; elections are just a sectarian headcount. Now also true in Diverse Utopia of USA.

    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @syonredux
    @Anon


    It’s said,that Northern Ireland doesn’t have politics; elections are just a sectarian headcount. Now also true in Diverse Utopia of USA.
     
    Yep. Elections by census.....
  5. “And, despite Harris County having some of the most affordable family formation of any major urban area:”

    Houston is Africa meets Mexico, so of course it has extremely affordable family formation. In Houston you sacrifice Whitopia and have to put up with Vibrant Diversity in exchange for a low cost of living. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Jefferson

    Many years ago I searched for jobs in Houston (ended up not going). I remember the only two suburbs that were both afffordable and demographically sound were Sugar Land and Woodlands, which were 20 and 30 miles from downtown, respectively.

  6. OT: Does it seem to anybody else that one unusual characteristic of anti-Trump hysteria is shallow breathing? When they entirely dismiss debate via charges of ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’ isn’t this accompanied by a distinctly snotty/snobby constricting of the nose, and when this escalates to hysteria you want to say, “Take a deep breath…”? Could this maybe be used as way to draw attention to their collective psychopathology? And does it offer clues to how the MSM has successfully enlisted so many naive people in their schemes?

    • Replies: @Detective Club
    @robot

    Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi demanded that Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions resign immediately because, you know, Russians, hacking, racism, blah, blah, blah, blah. She was breathing real hard at the time and she looked more than a little confused.



    There are three general types of dementia : No. 1 - - - sufferers who are loud and talk unceasingly; No. 2 - - - sufferers who are absolutely catatonic; No. 3 - - - A combination of No. 1 & No. 2, depending upon sudden mood swings and the evaporating, boiling fluids of increasingly arid brain chemistry. On Tuesday night, old Nan looked like No.3.

    Replies: @jack ryan

  7. The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics. Trump did poorly in educated white parts of the county that Romney won easily last time.

    Turnout rates among Texas Hispanics are extremely low, even by the usual low Hispanic standard.

    Anti-Trump Republicans did exist, but they were mostly concentrated in electorally irrelevant places like metro Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Southern California.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Das

    "The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics. Trump did poorly in educated white parts of the county that Romney won easily last time."

    Donald J. Trump won a whopping 70 percent of the White Texan vote, so Houston going for Crooked Cankles is driven by Hispanics.

    If White Americans as a whole had voted 70 percent for Donald J. Trump like White Texans had, he would have easily won the popular vote nationwide.

    Replies: @Das

    , @ben tillman
    @Das


    The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics.
     
    LOL.
    , @Anon
    @Das

    I suspect the anti-Trump Texas Republicans were Bush family supporters. They have a political network there. But these supporters may dwindle with time and realign to Trump. Many anti-Trump Republicans simply didn't know if they could trust Trump not to be a nut. The more presidential Trump acts, the more reassured they'll be, and they'll likely vote for him in 2020.

  8. I’m surprised the black proportion of the population has remained at 18%. Houston seems a popular destination for African immigrants ( remember the Ebola man?) and I doubt the murder rate is high enough to overcome hoodrat birthrates and African migration ( legal and illegal).

    Anecdotally I have noticed a huge drop in the number of Mexicans and Central Americans being arrested in Florida. They are laying low now that Sheriffs can turn them over to ICE for any criminal violation ( and they are doing so).

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    @unit472

    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Ivy, @Anon

    , @Fredrik
    @unit472

    The total population has increased from 3.4 to 4.4 million. That means the actual number of Blacks has increased quite a bit. It's just that other groups have grown even faster.

    Replies: @Smokestack Lightning

  9. Houston looks lovely…

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

  10. @Anonymous
    Houston looks lovely...

    https://youtu.be/Tp56hz9NI24

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here’s a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4
    @Steve Sailer

    Spring at Rice is nice, in until the pollinating oaks cover your car with a quarter-inch of green fuzz.

    , @stillCARealist
    @Steve Sailer

    I visited Houston once, around Memorial Day for a wedding in 1998, and knew immediately that I would never return to the place. The humidity and the aggressive insects were oppressive. The outdoors looked beautiful, but you could only look at it, you couldn't actually go out into it.

    Driving on the highway we saw some roadside shack homes with black people sitting and standing on their front porches like a scene from an old Faulkner novel. Or something. They must have been impervious to sweating and being attacked by insect hoards.

    Another world to me.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    , @Ivy
    @Steve Sailer

    Rice business opportunity: bring in some hawks or other predators to thin the cowbird flock. Or would that be speciesist?

    Replies: @bored identity, @EriK

    , @Desiderius
    @Steve Sailer

    You should get more Owls to hunt them

    Replies: @mukat

    , @Olorin
    @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, having to carry an umbrella is indeed burdensome. That's why here in the wet-side PNW we just put up a hood and shrug it off. :)

    Seriously, however, these birds, who used to be called "Buffalo Birds" because they followed the massive buffalo herds, are simply trying to survive destruction of their old habitats and ecosystems.

    They used to follow buffalo herds and change their prairie nesting terrain through the breeding season. But the Horseback People's taste for five-strand and slow elk changed all that.

    https://xkcd.com/1338/

    The cowbirds adapted their reproductive strategy to parasitize others' nests.

    Then humans built big treed and warm resting areas for the off season. Maybe David Brooks told them to go there.

    Thus we need to apply the Edward Abbey Principle:

    Empty out and restore the prairie, clip all five-strand, get rid of all the slow elk, restore the buffalo herds, and I'm pretty sure M. ater/aeneus would be as happy as white people to leave Houston.

    What a wretched place to overwinter, never mind live there. Glaring ape hives, ugh.

    My doom fantasy is Ragnarok via dinosaur zoonosis. Not with a bang but a chirp.

    https://evogeneao.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/tree_of_life/tree-of-life_2000.jpg

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    I'm not sure what a cowbird is, but certainly having a flying cow crap on your head would ruin your day.

    Replies: @Olorin

    , @JohnnyGeo
    @Steve Sailer

    I almost wrote to say that you were wrong, Houston is not infested by cowbirds but by great-tailed grackles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0RnKLzF5YI
    But it seems in the past cowbirds were the primary avian menace. No one seems to know what happened to them.

  11. @Jefferson
    "Obviously, George W. Bush was personally popular in Harris County, one of his home towns, while Donald Trump is a New Yawker."

    Donald J. Trump didn't lose Harris County because he is a New Yorker, he lost Harris County because there are a lot more Mexicans there today than there was 13 years ago in 2004.

    Crooked Cankles is no Dolly Parton/Reba McEntire Southern belle either with her being from Chicago. If you are from the Deep South and you have an extremely thick Southern accent than Chicago to you is just as much Yankee Doodle Land as New York City is. Everything thing north of the Ozarks is Yankee Doodle Land if you speak like Jeff Foxworthy.

    Replies: @Rifleman

    non-Hispanic whites.

    Great term along with non-Asian blacks and non-Hindu jews.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @Rifleman


    non-Hispanic whites.

    Great term along with non-Asian blacks and non-Hindu jews.
     
    Dunno why they don't say Anglo Whites

    Replies: @ben tillman

  12. @Das
    The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics. Trump did poorly in educated white parts of the county that Romney won easily last time.

    Turnout rates among Texas Hispanics are extremely low, even by the usual low Hispanic standard.

    Anti-Trump Republicans did exist, but they were mostly concentrated in electorally irrelevant places like metro Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Southern California.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @ben tillman, @Anon

    “The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics. Trump did poorly in educated white parts of the county that Romney won easily last time.”

    Donald J. Trump won a whopping 70 percent of the White Texan vote, so Houston going for Crooked Cankles is driven by Hispanics.

    If White Americans as a whole had voted 70 percent for Donald J. Trump like White Texans had, he would have easily won the popular vote nationwide.

    • Replies: @Das
    @Jefferson

    White Texans went even more strongly for Romney than they did for Trump.

    Demographic change affects voting patterns very slowly, because it takes a while for immigrants to become eligible voters, and Hispanics in particular have extremely low turnout. You can't attribute large swings between 2012 and 2016 to Hispanics.

    Replies: @Jefferson

  13. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

    Spring at Rice is nice, in until the pollinating oaks cover your car with a quarter-inch of green fuzz.

  14. It seems like all the cities are trending that way. Chicago has a similar demographic: 1/3 white, 1/3 black, 1/3 Hispanic-other.

    It is impossible for municipal employees in these cities to ever collect more than pennies on the dollar from their pensions.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Big Bill

    As long as Houston can keep the black percentage from rising it will be ok. Hispanic in migration saved Chicago. Blacks are getting close to falling below 30% mid census. That is, I read it some where, but don't know if it is official yet.

    Versus Harold Washington's black successor as mayor. That is a catastrophe that was averted.

    Replies: @Jefferson

  15. @robot
    OT: Does it seem to anybody else that one unusual characteristic of anti-Trump hysteria is shallow breathing? When they entirely dismiss debate via charges of 'racism' and 'sexism' isn't this accompanied by a distinctly snotty/snobby constricting of the nose, and when this escalates to hysteria you want to say, "Take a deep breath..."? Could this maybe be used as way to draw attention to their collective psychopathology? And does it offer clues to how the MSM has successfully enlisted so many naive people in their schemes?

    Replies: @Detective Club

    Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi demanded that Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions resign immediately because, you know, Russians, hacking, racism, blah, blah, blah, blah. She was breathing real hard at the time and she looked more than a little confused.

    There are three general types of dementia : No. 1 – – – sufferers who are loud and talk unceasingly; No. 2 – – – sufferers who are absolutely catatonic; No. 3 – – – A combination of No. 1 & No. 2, depending upon sudden mood swings and the evaporating, boiling fluids of increasingly arid brain chemistry. On Tuesday night, old Nan looked like No.3.

    • Replies: @jack ryan
    @Detective Club

    I'm getting a fair amount of traction on the comments sections refuting these charges that Trump and Trump admin are

    ALL IN BED WITH THE RUSSIANS
    THE RUSSIANS STOLE THE PRESS ELECTION FROM HILLARY
    THE RUSSIANS ARE PUTTING FLOURIDE IN OUR DRINKING WATER

    I come back stating the truth that anyone spreading these "Russian spies behind every bush" conspiracy theories in the 1950s would be dismissed as a Right Wing paranoid lunatic kook.

    And....

    I include photos of beautiful Russian tennis players like Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova and I confess to wanting to be in bed with such beautiful Russians as opposed to say being in bed, on an airplane with Mountain Muslim Jihadists, Al Qaeda types who don't bathe, shave or use toilet paper and who live to crash our airplanes in to our office buildings or organized gang rapes of German girls in Cologne Germany, slaughter Parisians attending a rock music concert.

    Jeees.

  16. @Jefferson
    "And, despite Harris County having some of the most affordable family formation of any major urban area:"

    Houston is Africa meets Mexico, so of course it has extremely affordable family formation. In Houston you sacrifice Whitopia and have to put up with Vibrant Diversity in exchange for a low cost of living. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

    Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy

    Many years ago I searched for jobs in Houston (ended up not going). I remember the only two suburbs that were both afffordable and demographically sound were Sugar Land and Woodlands, which were 20 and 30 miles from downtown, respectively.

  17. @unit472
    I'm surprised the black proportion of the population has remained at 18%. Houston seems a popular destination for African immigrants ( remember the Ebola man?) and I doubt the murder rate is high enough to overcome hoodrat birthrates and African migration ( legal and illegal).

    Anecdotally I have noticed a huge drop in the number of Mexicans and Central Americans being arrested in Florida. They are laying low now that Sheriffs can turn them over to ICE for any criminal violation ( and they are doing so).

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @Fredrik

    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Chris Mallory


    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.
     
    The black population did grow. It just grew less than the Mexican population.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    , @Ivy
    @Chris Mallory

    Some of the Katrina visiting population was in Houston temporarily before finding longer term quarters with three hots and a cot in Huntsville.

    , @Anon
    @Chris Mallory

    It's possible Texas welfare benefits were not as generous as the black escapees from Katrina had been hoping.

  18. Well, isn’t the real secret to a productive populace great schools? Look right here in the news, the Abington Heights school district scored way above the national average in the SAT:

    (http://m.thetimes-tribune.com/news/fourteen-school-districts-surpass-sat-averages-1.2161852)

    I suppose I should look at the demographics of the district:

    “During the 2005-2006 school year, the last time data was available, the overall ethnicity was 95% White (non-Hispanic), 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, Black (non-Hispanic) 1%, Hispanic 1%, American Indian/Alaskan Native <1."

    Okay, nevermind.

  19. Houston has also been determined to be the fattest big city in America. For left-wingers obsessed with prole-ish behaviors, like overeating, that doesn’t bode well. That’s what they want America to turn into?

    They want America to become ever more backwards and prole-ish so they can elect Democrats who will enact policies that will make us less backwards and prole-ish. How does that even make sense? The United States managed to become an advanced, enlightened, and liberal (in the classic sense) country with its pre-1965 demographics. Somehow the angry radical left believes that wasn’t enlightened enough, and that only white cultural (and perhaps actual) genocide will get us (well, them) to where they actually needs to be.

    • Replies: @anonn
    @Wilkey

    It's rare you see analysis that is 100% straw man. You are criticizing people and policy that exist only in your fever dreams. Literally nobody except crazy people have ever thought about white cultural genocide.

    In reality, our remarkably bad policies on immigration are a bipartisan catastrophe. Rs love it because it helps them reduce the bargaining power of workers and thus lower Americans' wages. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections. Ds love it because it makes them look like they're working for the people. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Wilkey

    , @Jefferson
    @Wilkey

    "Houston has also been determined to be the fattest big city in America."

    The excuse is Houston is way too humid to exercise outside and people will end up in the hospital from heat stroke if they exercise outside, but there are plenty of indoor air conditioned 24 Hour Fitness Centers and Planet Fitnesses all across Houston's city limits and metropolitan area.

  20. Didn’t a lot of the Katrina refugees move to Harris County? I wonder if this is statistically significant in the demographic changes. I do recall hearing that violent crime and gang activity spiked dramatically after August 2005.

  21. One Reason Why So Many Republicans Prefer a “Dying White America” to David Brooks’ Houston

    But David Brooks isn’t rooting for the Republicans. That’s just an act.

  22. The last time I was in Houston the Mexican consulate in Houston looked like a busy place. It occupied a multi-story building just off one of the freeways, and had a large billboard and enormous Mexican flag flying to make it easy to find. It looked exactly what it is, an administrative outpost of a colonial power. From what I could see of the rest of Houston, I expect that the Nigerian consulate will soon be on the same scale.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Alfa158

    Can we expect more outbreaks of exotic and deadly viruses from Houston, with so many Nigerians traveling back and forth between the two countries?

    Replies: @Alfa158

    , @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    @Alfa158

    I visit Houston several times a year, and it's getting nastier all the time.

  23. @Alfa158
    The last time I was in Houston the Mexican consulate in Houston looked like a busy place. It occupied a multi-story building just off one of the freeways, and had a large billboard and enormous Mexican flag flying to make it easy to find. It looked exactly what it is, an administrative outpost of a colonial power. From what I could see of the rest of Houston, I expect that the Nigerian consulate will soon be on the same scale.

    Replies: @BB753, @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    Can we expect more outbreaks of exotic and deadly viruses from Houston, with so many Nigerians traveling back and forth between the two countries?

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @BB753

    With the level of international travel being done by everyone to everywhere the next outbreak could happen from almost anywhere. The Zica virus basically got into the US via human carriers coming into the US and getting bitten by mosquitoes thus launching it into the mosquito population.
    I think there was a pretty good movie a few years ago called Outbreak where a pandemic is started when a hot-shot business woman picks up a new bird flu on a business trip in Asia. When she gets back and drops, the authorities tried to trace the chain of contacts and contain it in her town, but they didn't know that she had stopped overnight in Chicago to bang an old boyfriend. Her poor beta husband thought she had come in straight from China, so the health authorities were caught unawares when the thing took off and spread nationwide from Chicago. Many died.
    There aren't a lot of Nigerians compared to the native black population, but it doesn't take many before you start getting a certain Lagos vibe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  24. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

    I visited Houston once, around Memorial Day for a wedding in 1998, and knew immediately that I would never return to the place. The humidity and the aggressive insects were oppressive. The outdoors looked beautiful, but you could only look at it, you couldn’t actually go out into it.

    Driving on the highway we saw some roadside shack homes with black people sitting and standing on their front porches like a scene from an old Faulkner novel. Or something. They must have been impervious to sweating and being attacked by insect hoards.

    Another world to me.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @stillCARealist

    "I visited Houston once, around Memorial Day for a wedding in 1998, and knew immediately that I would never return to the place. The humidity and the aggressive insects were oppressive. The outdoors looked beautiful, but you could only look at it, you couldn’t actually go out into it."

    If I were to decide to live in year round humidity with a lack of 4 seasons I will choose Florida over Houston any day, because there are way more fun things to do in the former than in the latter.

  25. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

    Rice business opportunity: bring in some hawks or other predators to thin the cowbird flock. Or would that be speciesist?

    • Replies: @bored identity
    @Ivy

    Hawks?

    But McCain can't fly, and Graham is scared of height...

    , @EriK
    @Ivy

    Springfield is on it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9yruQM1ggc

  26. Those who have faith in the nonsense of ‘proposition nation’ cannot allow themselves to see the truth that eventually, demography is destiny. And they will try to beat us into submission to their insane faith right until the point that the grandchildren of the non-white and non-Christian immigrants they espouse while damning us slit their throats.

  27. If whites identify with Palestinians, they will have a better grasp of what is happening.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Anon

    I would submit that Whites identifying with the Israelis is the more sensible position:

    Nationalist, militaristic people, surrounded on all sides by enemies, allegedly on stolen land...

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    , @syonredux
    @Anon


    If whites identify with Palestinians, they will have a better grasp of what is happening.
     
    On the other hand, we could just look at what the Jews in Israel do.....Maybe copy some of their policies.....How could David Brooks object to that....
    , @biz
    @Anon

    Palestinian Arabs have one of the highest rates of population increase in the world. Is that true of American whites?

  28. And now the Democrats are trying to speed up the whole reconquista process by massive court-challenge of gerrymandering practices in Red States.

    I don’t have a good feeling about Gorsuch guy….

  29. Houston sure wasn’t helped by those “vibrant migrants” from New Orleans after Katrina. Who…whom?

  30. @Ivy
    @Steve Sailer

    Rice business opportunity: bring in some hawks or other predators to thin the cowbird flock. Or would that be speciesist?

    Replies: @bored identity, @EriK

    Hawks?

    But McCain can’t fly, and Graham is scared of height…

  31. My suburban Houston county went red for the first time in many, many years this past presidential election — in all likelihood because of the tremendous growth in Chinese and Indian immigrants (and their children, many now of voting age).

    There simply aren’t many white people here anymore, and those who are tend to be 50+. The whites in my neighborhood bought their houses in the ’80s, when they were in their 40s and 50s, and they are dying off or selling and moving. They are almost always replaced by Chinese or Indian families. And the less affluent neighborhoods are changing even more quickly.

    Living here is a surreal dream … like you woke up one morning and found yourself in Mumbai or Shanghai. But drive 1o minutes in any direction and its like being in Lagos or Juarez.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @poolside

    Do you mean red or blue?

  32. @Ivy
    @Steve Sailer

    Rice business opportunity: bring in some hawks or other predators to thin the cowbird flock. Or would that be speciesist?

    Replies: @bored identity, @EriK

    Springfield is on it.

  33. Isn’t most of the job growth in places like The Woodlands? I know that they have huge Anadarko and Exxon office complexes there.

    Houston also seems to have pretty bad schools based on some basic research. Is it the case that most middle classes people just move out to the suburbs when they want to start a family, similar to the Northeast?

  34. Another source of data: look at their mayors. They now have Sylvester Turner, an African-descended Democrat, following Annise Parker the lesbian democrat, who came after pro-business Democrat Bill White, himself following African-descended Democrat Lee Brown. Before them, two more Democrats, Bob Lanier and Kathy Whitmire.

    So Houston has always been fairly Left-leaning, in part because it has always had a huge Hispanic and Asian community, and those groups tend to vote Leftist. Back in the 1980s, the city was still only 25% or so white, and the non-white population has only grown over time, with most of the native whites now being replaced by California and New York imports.

    The big problem is that Houston is many cities. Do we include Katy, Clear Lake and Tomball as parts of Houston? The whites seem to have retreated to outer communities, while many Asians live there as well, as can be seen in Katy. If we look at the Houston metropolitan area as a whole, the figures for Asians and Hispanics probably go way up and whites drop off a bit, although specific areas like Tomball or Spring might be predominantly white.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Brett Stevens

    "with most of the native whites now being replaced by California and New York imports."

    Are there a lot of people in Houston with Saturday Night Fever Noow Yawk accents?
    https://youtu.be/GSruhwZsc9c

    , @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    @Brett Stevens


    So Houston has always been fairly Left-leaning, in part because it has always had a huge Hispanic and Asian community.

     

    That's complete nonsense.

    Far from "always" having had a "huge" Asian community, until relatively recently there were very few Asians in Houston.

    There are now more than 60,000 Vietnamese in Houston.

    In 1975 there were fewer than a hundred, and forty of them were students, and a whole lot of the rest were wives of Vietnam vets.

    There are now over 72,000 Chinese in Houston. In 1941, there were about a hundred. In 1950, their numbers were still under a thousand.

    Houston has "always" had a "huge" Asian community?

    Have you even heard of Google?

    Or common sense?
  35. The illegal alien has changed demographics this much in Harris County. If we want our country back, we must halt all immigration, and not just focus on illegal immigration.

    I must admit, that a southern border wall will solve a multitude of problems. Among others, it will stop about $100 billion in remittances to Mexico, Central and South America. These are dollars that once out of the country, do not help our economy.

    We have a national security problem with Islam flooding in and without any way to vet them. These people should be sent back to their wretched hell holes before they can do any damage to our country.

  36. From 2000 to 2010 the % black population remained at 18%. I thought it would have increased due to the Hurricane Katrina refugees that were brought in 2005.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Anonymous

    "From 2000 to 2010 the % black population remained at 18%. I thought it would have increased due to the Hurricane Katrina refugees that were brought in 2005."

    The city limits of Houston is 25 percent Black, not 18 percent Black.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston#Demographics

    Houston is still Blacker than any big city in Europe and Canada.

    Replies: @40 Acres and A Kardashian

  37. @eah
    The 'Most Wanted' list put up by the Harris County DA -- for all the racists interested in that sort of info -- click on a few of the thumbnails to enjoy the exquisite phrasing of the synopses -- I'd expect the average 4th grader to do better.

    Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil

    Those white Hispanics are at it again…

  38. I love Houston. If there is any hope for the multicultural America that has been forced on us, then let’s hope the future looks something like Houston. People are surprisingly nice to each other there.

    Houston contains both immense wealth and desperate poverty. It has a little of everything. The symphony, the opera, and the art museums are wonderful. The big, densely forested parks are beautiful, if too few.

    The weather is horrific, and yet Houston is somehow a livable city. Unfortunately, it has grown much too fast, but so has the rest of the country.

    The free-for-all zoning laws and huge billboards along the “feeder” (frontage) roads that parallel Texas freeways have made Houston freeways some of the ugliest urban roads in America, but I can’t help loving the place anyway.

    Of course, there is a tipping point for everything. The bad will eventually outweigh the good in Houston (and thousands of other places) if we do not take charge of our demographic future.

  39. @Das
    The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics. Trump did poorly in educated white parts of the county that Romney won easily last time.

    Turnout rates among Texas Hispanics are extremely low, even by the usual low Hispanic standard.

    Anti-Trump Republicans did exist, but they were mostly concentrated in electorally irrelevant places like metro Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Southern California.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @ben tillman, @Anon

    The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics.

    LOL.

  40. @Chris Mallory
    @unit472

    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Ivy, @Anon

    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.

    The black population did grow. It just grew less than the Mexican population.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @ben tillman


    The black population did grow. It just grew less than the Mexican population.
     
    Try to grasp this, as amazing as it seems: The Mexican population in Texas increased 43% from 2000 to 2010.
  41. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Big Bill
    It seems like all the cities are trending that way. Chicago has a similar demographic: 1/3 white, 1/3 black, 1/3 Hispanic-other.

    It is impossible for municipal employees in these cities to ever collect more than pennies on the dollar from their pensions.

    Replies: @anon

    As long as Houston can keep the black percentage from rising it will be ok. Hispanic in migration saved Chicago. Blacks are getting close to falling below 30% mid census. That is, I read it some where, but don’t know if it is official yet.

    Versus Harold Washington’s black successor as mayor. That is a catastrophe that was averted.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @anon

    "Hispanic in migration saved Chicago."

    Hispanics didn't save shit. Chicago still averages 2 murders per day. Averaging 2 murders per day is something you expect from a city in Mexico, not a city in The United States. It's embarrassing.

  42. @ben tillman
    @Chris Mallory


    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.
     
    The black population did grow. It just grew less than the Mexican population.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    The black population did grow. It just grew less than the Mexican population.

    Try to grasp this, as amazing as it seems: The Mexican population in Texas increased 43% from 2000 to 2010.

  43. @Detective Club
    @robot

    Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi demanded that Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions resign immediately because, you know, Russians, hacking, racism, blah, blah, blah, blah. She was breathing real hard at the time and she looked more than a little confused.



    There are three general types of dementia : No. 1 - - - sufferers who are loud and talk unceasingly; No. 2 - - - sufferers who are absolutely catatonic; No. 3 - - - A combination of No. 1 & No. 2, depending upon sudden mood swings and the evaporating, boiling fluids of increasingly arid brain chemistry. On Tuesday night, old Nan looked like No.3.

    Replies: @jack ryan

    I’m getting a fair amount of traction on the comments sections refuting these charges that Trump and Trump admin are

    ALL IN BED WITH THE RUSSIANS
    THE RUSSIANS STOLE THE PRESS ELECTION FROM HILLARY
    THE RUSSIANS ARE PUTTING FLOURIDE IN OUR DRINKING WATER

    I come back stating the truth that anyone spreading these “Russian spies behind every bush” conspiracy theories in the 1950s would be dismissed as a Right Wing paranoid lunatic kook.

    And….

    I include photos of beautiful Russian tennis players like Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova and I confess to wanting to be in bed with such beautiful Russians as opposed to say being in bed, on an airplane with Mountain Muslim Jihadists, Al Qaeda types who don’t bathe, shave or use toilet paper and who live to crash our airplanes in to our office buildings or organized gang rapes of German girls in Cologne Germany, slaughter Parisians attending a rock music concert.

    Jeees.

  44. @Anon
    If whites identify with Palestinians, they will have a better grasp of what is happening.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @syonredux, @biz

    I would submit that Whites identifying with the Israelis is the more sensible position:

    Nationalist, militaristic people, surrounded on all sides by enemies, allegedly on stolen land…

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @BenKenobi


    Nationalist, militaristic people, surrounded on all sides by enemies, allegedly on stolen land…
     
    Based on the fossil record, it's all stolen land. Of course, current political fashions dictate that some stolen land is more legit than others, to the point it's not really stolen at all.
  45. @Chris Mallory
    @unit472

    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Ivy, @Anon

    Some of the Katrina visiting population was in Houston temporarily before finding longer term quarters with three hots and a cot in Huntsville.

  46. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    A people without a compelling sense of identity, history, purpose, and unity will grow decadent, weak, confused, and purposeless. Or, to seek meaning, they will turn to radical destructive ideologies like antifa(that is disease where the the body attacks itself, like with multiple sclerosis) or crazy sub-cultures like with ugly tattoos, funny hair color, or piercing.

    So much of today’s reality is Crazism or Crazy-ism. Just look at Homomania and Trannymania. It’s no exaggeration to say American Culture is run by Crazists. Everything, cultural and intellectual, is infected with Crazism. Cold War is long over but we are to fret endlessly about RUSSIA.

    What held the Jews together in their two great Exoduses, the Ancient and Modern one?
    In both cases, the trek to the Holy Land and development of desert-wasteland into a modern nation was arduous and daunting. But why were so many Jews willing to carry the burden and make sacrifices? Why did they do all that when they could have had easier lives elsewhere? Because they thought their deeds had a purpose and meaning. Why? Because they felt a connection to the past and felt that their achievements would be passed down to their ethnic and cultural heirs. There was a sense of collective self-interest, collective shared purpose, collective destiny. Without such, the exodus wouldn’t have been possible.

    This is why capitalism works better than communism in the sphere of economics. Under capitalism, what you earn is yours and you can spend it on your family and kids. So you work with an incentive in mind.
    Under communism, despite the big talk of social justice, the state takes everything and gives you just enough to live no matter how hard you work. There is no incentive under communism. Communism does offer moral incentive in the sense of feeling noble about working for mankind. But the command economy is too cumbersome, and it soon dawns on everyone that most of the goodies are going to the New Elites who hog everything.

    But even in cases where there are no individual material rewards, a person is much more likely to be motivated if the themes and passions appeal to him in some strong specific way. This is why the Batista regime lost to Castro’s men. Batista’s men were better funded and armed, but they had no incentive to right. They saw their own leaders as pigs who served imperialist gangsters from America. They were paid to fight, as Michael Corleone said. In contrast, Castro’s men believed they were on the side of nationalism, independence, sovereignty, and anti-Yanqui-imperialism. Most of them didn’t understand fancy Marxist theory, but they understood they were fighting for Cuba whereas Batista’s men were fighting for Casino moguls.

    Same thing in Vietnam. The South Vietnamese had more men and more equipment, but no one there had any compelling theme for which to fight for. Themes are priceless. Without compelling themes, one is a mercenary, not a soldier. Among civilians, lack of compelling themes makes on a consumer, not a patriot. A mercenary, believing in nothing, will do anything for money and money alone. A consumer, believing in nothing, will do anything for money — even flood his own nation with foreigners if it leads to ‘economic growth’.

    Israelis, in contrast, made great soldiers because they’ve had a compelling reason to fight and defend Israel. They feel a connection to history and ethnicity. This rooted-ness gave them meaning in the present. And they feel that what they do now will pass down to their kids.
    So, an Israeli soldier feels that even losing his life in battle is worth it because his deeds will be in the service of his own people. Why would anyone want to die for NOTHING? Or why would anyone want to die for strangers who don’t care about him? Would Jews in Israel be willing to fight and die for Israel if there felt that Israel in 50 yrs will be overrun by Chinese, Hindus, or Muslims? Why make such sacrifice for strangers who don’t even care for your own people, culture, and history?

    When the US was founded, posterity was one of the central themes. So, when white folks went about settling the huge land with much effort and trouble, they did it with the sense that future white folks will remember them, honor them, and appreciate them. Why would anyone go through all that trouble to build something great to hand it to the children of an alien people?
    You should be handing it your own children and your own people’s children.

    But the rise of hedonism made whites forget. Rise of PC made white kids spit on graves of their own ancestors. (There is recent controversy about desecration of Jewish graves, but PC is a desecration of white heritage. And look how they are removing Confederate monuments in the South. It is sheer desecration. Sure, one can argue they fought for wrong cause, but one’s ancestors should be honored, like Japanese do at Yasukuni Shrine. After all, every people are tainted. Should Israelis spit on founders of Israel cuz they ethnically cleansed Palestinians?) With US defined by PC that infects all new arrivals, we have non-whites pissing on white graves figuratively(which could turn out to be literally. Yale is removing white symbols). So, white people are becoming demoralized, dispirited, and dissipated. If the future of the US is PC and anti-whiteness, why should whites bother to do anything? Why fight? Why make sacrifices? It all seems meaningless. Sure, the smart ones can succeed and make money and have a good life. But is that long-term vision? Some whites will be do-gooders and define their lives by doing nice things for OTHER races, but do they really think non-whites will really give a shi*? Really? They are just being taken for a ride as suckers and cuckers.

    White folks no longer have compelling themes. They either have self-loathing or hedonism. Self-loathers may feel rich in virtue-signaling, and hedonists might feel rich in having fun stuff. But it’s not wealth with meaning that really arises from blend of past and future.
    Real meaning comes from doing things in the present in honor of those in the past with the conviction that your own people in the future will remember and honor you and your deeds.
    That sense is what needs to be revived among whites. But globalists forbid it… even as they push it for Israel.

    …..

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anon


    Some whites will be do-gooders and define their lives by doing nice things for OTHER races
     
    Jesus, you're so naïve.

    They're not doing it for other races, they're doing it for themselves, so they can be Hyman Roth and lord it over other whites.

    Why are so many otherwise bright people so blind to what's happening right in front of them?
  47. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Das
    The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics. Trump did poorly in educated white parts of the county that Romney won easily last time.

    Turnout rates among Texas Hispanics are extremely low, even by the usual low Hispanic standard.

    Anti-Trump Republicans did exist, but they were mostly concentrated in electorally irrelevant places like metro Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Southern California.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @ben tillman, @Anon

    I suspect the anti-Trump Texas Republicans were Bush family supporters. They have a political network there. But these supporters may dwindle with time and realign to Trump. Many anti-Trump Republicans simply didn’t know if they could trust Trump not to be a nut. The more presidential Trump acts, the more reassured they’ll be, and they’ll likely vote for him in 2020.

  48. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

    You should get more Owls to hunt them

    • Replies: @mukat
    @Desiderius

    Zing! As a more recent alum, I didn't notice the cowbird menace. Just squirrels everywhere.

  49. @Anon
    It's said,that Northern Ireland doesn't have politics; elections are just a sectarian headcount. Now also true in Diverse Utopia of USA.

    Replies: @syonredux

    It’s said,that Northern Ireland doesn’t have politics; elections are just a sectarian headcount. Now also true in Diverse Utopia of USA.

    Yep. Elections by census…..

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  50. @Anon
    If whites identify with Palestinians, they will have a better grasp of what is happening.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @syonredux, @biz

    If whites identify with Palestinians, they will have a better grasp of what is happening.

    On the other hand, we could just look at what the Jews in Israel do…..Maybe copy some of their policies…..How could David Brooks object to that….

  51. @Rifleman
    @Jefferson


    non-Hispanic whites.
     
    Great term along with non-Asian blacks and non-Hindu jews.

    Replies: @syonredux

    non-Hispanic whites.

    Great term along with non-Asian blacks and non-Hindu jews.

    Dunno why they don’t say Anglo Whites

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @syonredux


    Dunno why they don’t say Anglo Whites
     
    It would be false.

    Replies: @syonredux

  52. @Chris Mallory
    @unit472

    Yeah, I was surprised the black population not growing. I was under the impression that Houston was a major relocation spot for black Katrina refugees.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Ivy, @Anon

    It’s possible Texas welfare benefits were not as generous as the black escapees from Katrina had been hoping.

  53. @unit472
    I'm surprised the black proportion of the population has remained at 18%. Houston seems a popular destination for African immigrants ( remember the Ebola man?) and I doubt the murder rate is high enough to overcome hoodrat birthrates and African migration ( legal and illegal).

    Anecdotally I have noticed a huge drop in the number of Mexicans and Central Americans being arrested in Florida. They are laying low now that Sheriffs can turn them over to ICE for any criminal violation ( and they are doing so).

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @Fredrik

    The total population has increased from 3.4 to 4.4 million. That means the actual number of Blacks has increased quite a bit. It’s just that other groups have grown even faster.

    • Replies: @Smokestack Lightning
    @Fredrik

    Yes, according to the percentages on Steve's pie chart, the number of blacks in Harris County actually increased from 612,000 in 2000 to 737,000 in 2010, while maintaining a constant percentage of 18% of the total population. Meantime, the number of whites decreased from 1,428,000 to 1,351,000.

    This phenomenon - blacks gaining on whites - is often overlooked when considering the U.S. as a whole. From 2000 to 2010, the black percentage of the U.S population increased from 12.3% to 12.6%. That doesn't sound like much of an increase. However, the non-Hispanic white percentage decreased from 69.1% to 63.7% during this same period.

    This means that in 2000, for every black there were 5.62 non-Hispanic whites. But in 2010, for every black there were 5.06 non-Hispanic whites. That is a fairly rapid change.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_racial_and_ethnic_demographics_of_the_United_States#Vital_statistics_of_racial_and_ethnic_Groups_.28since_1990.29

  54. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Why did US soldiers become demoralized in Vietnam?
    Because they didn’t know where they were, what they were fighting for, and didn’t identify with the locals for whom they were fighting for. Worse, many non-whites resented Americans as the Other.

    As US becomes more diverse, it is becoming Vietnamized and Saigonized. White folks no longer feel a deep connection to the nation of their own making. White folks don’t feel a connection to the globalist elites who tell them America is all about white folks surrendering their traditional place in America and becoming ‘just another minority’, or worse, the ‘evil minority on whom everything must be blamed’.

    When American soldiers were demoralized and tired in Vietnam, at least they had a homeland to return to, a place where they could feel ‘at home’ once again.
    But if US keep changing, whites are going to feel in America like American soldiers did in Vietnam. Strangers among strangers.

    They will become Casualties of Globalism. Globalism leads to AWOL-ism. No wonder Andy Warhol is so popular.

    It is happening to all the world.

    Indeed, contra the Foreign Affairs article by Nathan Smith about a borderless utopia, much of the world is already borderless and that is precisely the problem. Much of Africa has useless arbitrary borders, and that means tribes and marauders move all over and cause problems.
    The recent Middle East Wars were the result of weakening of borders. US violated borders in invading nations. And then massive unrest led to trampling across borders from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Iraq to Syria, Syria to Turkey, Black Africa to Libya, Libya to Europe.

    All these problems were produced by a BORDERLESS WORLD.

    It is one thing to loosen barriers WITHIN Europe among fellow Europeans with respect to certain mutual rules. EU, as originally conceived, was not about borderless anarchy. It was about creating a larger domain of people of shared European identity and values where people can move more freely. It was an opening of Europe to all the world.

    Much of the world — Africa, Latin America, and Middle Eat — are defacto borderless. Latin Americans violate each others’ borders all the time. (In contrast, US and Canada have gotten along nicely because they respect each other’s borders.) Latin America nations are ineffective in controlling anything. So, people move all over. Africa is worse. And Middle East Wars have rendered much of the area borderless, and the problems of one nation overflowed like sewage into another one and then another one.

  55. @Desiderius
    @Steve Sailer

    You should get more Owls to hunt them

    Replies: @mukat

    Zing! As a more recent alum, I didn’t notice the cowbird menace. Just squirrels everywhere.

  56. George W. Bush a Texan? How many Texans who have ancestors going back 5 or more generations in Texas consider George W. Bush a Texan? George W. Bush is not a Texan. Bushy boy #2 is an evil baby boomer twit who pushes mass immigration, but he’s not a Texan.

    George W. Bush is an Ivy League New England rich boy who comes from an evil family. The Bush Organized Crime family is dedicated to destroying the United States as a sovereign nation-state. George W. Bush and his family push nation-wrecking mass immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    In 1810, a woman named Nancy Pewitt married a man named Daniel Gray in Tennessee. In the 1830s they moved to Texas. Those bastards are some Texans.

    • Agree: Coemgen
    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Charles Pewitt

    "George W. Bush a Texan? How many Texans who have ancestors going back 5 or more generations in Texas consider George W. Bush a Texan? George W. Bush is not a Texan. Bushy boy #2 is an evil baby boomer twit who pushes mass immigration, but he’s not a Texan."

    George W. Bush was born in Connecticut and lived in Compton. Yeah that's the epitome of a Texan alright, lol.

  57. @Wilkey
    Houston has also been determined to be the fattest big city in America. For left-wingers obsessed with prole-ish behaviors, like overeating, that doesn't bode well. That's what they want America to turn into?

    They want America to become ever more backwards and prole-ish so they can elect Democrats who will enact policies that will make us less backwards and prole-ish. How does that even make sense? The United States managed to become an advanced, enlightened, and liberal (in the classic sense) country with its pre-1965 demographics. Somehow the angry radical left believes that wasn't enlightened enough, and that only white cultural (and perhaps actual) genocide will get us (well, them) to where they actually needs to be.

    Replies: @anonn, @Jefferson

    It’s rare you see analysis that is 100% straw man. You are criticizing people and policy that exist only in your fever dreams. Literally nobody except crazy people have ever thought about white cultural genocide.

    In reality, our remarkably bad policies on immigration are a bipartisan catastrophe. Rs love it because it helps them reduce the bargaining power of workers and thus lower Americans’ wages. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections. Ds love it because it makes them look like they’re working for the people. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @anonn


    In reality, our remarkably bad policies on immigration are a bipartisan catastrophe. Rs love it because it helps them reduce the bargaining power of workers and thus lower Americans’ wages. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections. Ds love it because it makes them look like they’re working for the people.
     
    That is ludicrous. Some Ds love it because it replaces the white population and gives the Ds votes. Some of the Asians and Hispanics love it because it increases their ethnic strength in the country. No one thinks that liberal immigration policy makes the proponents look like they're working for "the people". Your position is awfully crazy for someone throwing around so many insults.

    Replies: @anonn

    , @Wilkey
    @anonn

    "It’s rare you see analysis that is 100% straw man. You are criticizing people and policy that exist only in your fever dreams. Literally nobody except crazy people have ever thought about white cultural genocide."

    I'll narrow the field down to just Americans, 35% of whom are now non-white. I can assure you that no small number of them would be thrilled to see whites and their culture eliminated from the earth. Actual genocide may be rare, but when it does happen it happens because a very large share of people in a particular society contemplated the idea and found it desirable. Such fantasies must exist in a sizeable number of people for them to ever actually come to fruition.

  58. This is Mr. Sailer’s review of Susan J. Matt’s book Homesickness: An American History:

    https://tinyurl.com/jlzqeun

    It’s a great review.

    Homesickness is part of the American experience. People tear themselves away from other parts of the world to move here. Native-born Americans move around a lot.

    When sweeping demographic changes –like explosive growth– happen at the rate they are happening now, people who don’t move watch their familiar neighborhoods, towns, and cities turn into unfamiliar places before their eyes. They get homesick, too.

  59. @Anonymous
    From 2000 to 2010 the % black population remained at 18%. I thought it would have increased due to the Hurricane Katrina refugees that were brought in 2005.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “From 2000 to 2010 the % black population remained at 18%. I thought it would have increased due to the Hurricane Katrina refugees that were brought in 2005.”

    The city limits of Houston is 25 percent Black, not 18 percent Black.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston#Demographics

    Houston is still Blacker than any big city in Europe and Canada.

    • Replies: @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    @Jefferson

    Houston is so black that a vile imbecile rapper like "Bun B" is not only honored by the mayor with his own day, but is hired by Rice University to teach religion. (A typical Bun B "song" is Gimme Dat P*ssy.)

    http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.32667/title.bun-b-says-he-turned-down-six-figures-worth-of-gigs-to-maintain-integrity-at-rice-university#

  60. @BB753
    @Alfa158

    Can we expect more outbreaks of exotic and deadly viruses from Houston, with so many Nigerians traveling back and forth between the two countries?

    Replies: @Alfa158

    With the level of international travel being done by everyone to everywhere the next outbreak could happen from almost anywhere. The Zica virus basically got into the US via human carriers coming into the US and getting bitten by mosquitoes thus launching it into the mosquito population.
    I think there was a pretty good movie a few years ago called Outbreak where a pandemic is started when a hot-shot business woman picks up a new bird flu on a business trip in Asia. When she gets back and drops, the authorities tried to trace the chain of contacts and contain it in her town, but they didn’t know that she had stopped overnight in Chicago to bang an old boyfriend. Her poor beta husband thought she had come in straight from China, so the health authorities were caught unawares when the thing took off and spread nationwide from Chicago. Many died.
    There aren’t a lot of Nigerians compared to the native black population, but it doesn’t take many before you start getting a certain Lagos vibe.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Alfa158

    We lucked out on Ebola a few years ago. Never heard a decent explanation. Probably not the cucked CDC; they are busy with "gun violence". "Car violence" is next.

  61. @Brett Stevens
    Another source of data: look at their mayors. They now have Sylvester Turner, an African-descended Democrat, following Annise Parker the lesbian democrat, who came after pro-business Democrat Bill White, himself following African-descended Democrat Lee Brown. Before them, two more Democrats, Bob Lanier and Kathy Whitmire.

    So Houston has always been fairly Left-leaning, in part because it has always had a huge Hispanic and Asian community, and those groups tend to vote Leftist. Back in the 1980s, the city was still only 25% or so white, and the non-white population has only grown over time, with most of the native whites now being replaced by California and New York imports.

    The big problem is that Houston is many cities. Do we include Katy, Clear Lake and Tomball as parts of Houston? The whites seem to have retreated to outer communities, while many Asians live there as well, as can be seen in Katy. If we look at the Houston metropolitan area as a whole, the figures for Asians and Hispanics probably go way up and whites drop off a bit, although specific areas like Tomball or Spring might be predominantly white.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    “with most of the native whites now being replaced by California and New York imports.”

    Are there a lot of people in Houston with Saturday Night Fever Noow Yawk accents?

  62. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

    Yeah, having to carry an umbrella is indeed burdensome. That’s why here in the wet-side PNW we just put up a hood and shrug it off. 🙂

    Seriously, however, these birds, who used to be called “Buffalo Birds” because they followed the massive buffalo herds, are simply trying to survive destruction of their old habitats and ecosystems.

    They used to follow buffalo herds and change their prairie nesting terrain through the breeding season. But the Horseback People’s taste for five-strand and slow elk changed all that.

    https://xkcd.com/1338/

    The cowbirds adapted their reproductive strategy to parasitize others’ nests.

    Then humans built big treed and warm resting areas for the off season. Maybe David Brooks told them to go there.

    Thus we need to apply the Edward Abbey Principle:

    Empty out and restore the prairie, clip all five-strand, get rid of all the slow elk, restore the buffalo herds, and I’m pretty sure M. ater/aeneus would be as happy as white people to leave Houston.

    What a wretched place to overwinter, never mind live there. Glaring ape hives, ugh.

    My doom fantasy is Ragnarok via dinosaur zoonosis. Not with a bang but a chirp.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Olorin

    Another iSteve-xkcd crossover! Yeah!

    The idea of "dinosaur zoonosis" is interesting. Do you suppose when we genetically engineer some of those giants, they will act as a vector for rapidly mutated viruses? Avian super-flu?

    Replies: @Olorin

  63. @Alfa158
    @BB753

    With the level of international travel being done by everyone to everywhere the next outbreak could happen from almost anywhere. The Zica virus basically got into the US via human carriers coming into the US and getting bitten by mosquitoes thus launching it into the mosquito population.
    I think there was a pretty good movie a few years ago called Outbreak where a pandemic is started when a hot-shot business woman picks up a new bird flu on a business trip in Asia. When she gets back and drops, the authorities tried to trace the chain of contacts and contain it in her town, but they didn't know that she had stopped overnight in Chicago to bang an old boyfriend. Her poor beta husband thought she had come in straight from China, so the health authorities were caught unawares when the thing took off and spread nationwide from Chicago. Many died.
    There aren't a lot of Nigerians compared to the native black population, but it doesn't take many before you start getting a certain Lagos vibe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    We lucked out on Ebola a few years ago. Never heard a decent explanation. Probably not the cucked CDC; they are busy with “gun violence”. “Car violence” is next.

  64. @Charles Pewitt
    George W. Bush a Texan? How many Texans who have ancestors going back 5 or more generations in Texas consider George W. Bush a Texan? George W. Bush is not a Texan. Bushy boy #2 is an evil baby boomer twit who pushes mass immigration, but he's not a Texan.

    George W. Bush is an Ivy League New England rich boy who comes from an evil family. The Bush Organized Crime family is dedicated to destroying the United States as a sovereign nation-state. George W. Bush and his family push nation-wrecking mass immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    In 1810, a woman named Nancy Pewitt married a man named Daniel Gray in Tennessee. In the 1830s they moved to Texas. Those bastards are some Texans.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “George W. Bush a Texan? How many Texans who have ancestors going back 5 or more generations in Texas consider George W. Bush a Texan? George W. Bush is not a Texan. Bushy boy #2 is an evil baby boomer twit who pushes mass immigration, but he’s not a Texan.”

    George W. Bush was born in Connecticut and lived in Compton. Yeah that’s the epitome of a Texan alright, lol.

  65. @anon
    @Big Bill

    As long as Houston can keep the black percentage from rising it will be ok. Hispanic in migration saved Chicago. Blacks are getting close to falling below 30% mid census. That is, I read it some where, but don't know if it is official yet.

    Versus Harold Washington's black successor as mayor. That is a catastrophe that was averted.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “Hispanic in migration saved Chicago.”

    Hispanics didn’t save shit. Chicago still averages 2 murders per day. Averaging 2 murders per day is something you expect from a city in Mexico, not a city in The United States. It’s embarrassing.

  66. @syonredux
    @Rifleman


    non-Hispanic whites.

    Great term along with non-Asian blacks and non-Hindu jews.
     
    Dunno why they don't say Anglo Whites

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Dunno why they don’t say Anglo Whites

    It would be false.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @ben tillman


    Dunno why they don’t say Anglo Whites

    It would be false.
     
    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites.....and the USA is part of Anglo-America.....

    Replies: @ben tillman

  67. @stillCARealist
    @Steve Sailer

    I visited Houston once, around Memorial Day for a wedding in 1998, and knew immediately that I would never return to the place. The humidity and the aggressive insects were oppressive. The outdoors looked beautiful, but you could only look at it, you couldn't actually go out into it.

    Driving on the highway we saw some roadside shack homes with black people sitting and standing on their front porches like a scene from an old Faulkner novel. Or something. They must have been impervious to sweating and being attacked by insect hoards.

    Another world to me.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “I visited Houston once, around Memorial Day for a wedding in 1998, and knew immediately that I would never return to the place. The humidity and the aggressive insects were oppressive. The outdoors looked beautiful, but you could only look at it, you couldn’t actually go out into it.”

    If I were to decide to live in year round humidity with a lack of 4 seasons I will choose Florida over Houston any day, because there are way more fun things to do in the former than in the latter.

  68. @anonn
    @Wilkey

    It's rare you see analysis that is 100% straw man. You are criticizing people and policy that exist only in your fever dreams. Literally nobody except crazy people have ever thought about white cultural genocide.

    In reality, our remarkably bad policies on immigration are a bipartisan catastrophe. Rs love it because it helps them reduce the bargaining power of workers and thus lower Americans' wages. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections. Ds love it because it makes them look like they're working for the people. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Wilkey

    In reality, our remarkably bad policies on immigration are a bipartisan catastrophe. Rs love it because it helps them reduce the bargaining power of workers and thus lower Americans’ wages. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections. Ds love it because it makes them look like they’re working for the people.

    That is ludicrous. Some Ds love it because it replaces the white population and gives the Ds votes. Some of the Asians and Hispanics love it because it increases their ethnic strength in the country. No one thinks that liberal immigration policy makes the proponents look like they’re working for “the people”. Your position is awfully crazy for someone throwing around so many insults.

    • Replies: @anonn
    @ben tillman


    Some Ds love it because it replaces the white population and gives the Ds votes.
     
    That's still absurd. If you flipped it around, you're close - some Ds probably love unlimited immigration, at least in part, because they think it gives them votes. But the demographic implications of this are not desired policy, they're just not considered at all due to laziness and shortsightedness. Nobody with any power in the US has ever done anything "because it replaces the white population."

    Neoliberalism colonized the minds of both major parties and they were hoodwinked into believing that open borders was the only way to prosperity. We all know this is a lie now, but from 1980-2016 that belief was well-nigh universal. I am sure both Reagan and Obama honestly believed that open borders were necessary for continued prosperity (otherwise the crops will rot in the fields, don't you know).

    The white genocide notion requires you to believe a) that Reagan and Bush pursued open borders because they were manipulated by the Dems, b) that the Dems have been successfully running a decades-long operation, including during periods they were out of power, and c) that they've been able to keep a decades-long conspiracy a total secret.

    Now, as a leftist I am open to believing in the malevolence of the Democratic Party. I cannot be convinced of their competence to run such a scheme. What have they ever done to convince you they're capable of such a thing, even if they were interested?

    Replies: @ben tillman

  69. @Wilkey
    Houston has also been determined to be the fattest big city in America. For left-wingers obsessed with prole-ish behaviors, like overeating, that doesn't bode well. That's what they want America to turn into?

    They want America to become ever more backwards and prole-ish so they can elect Democrats who will enact policies that will make us less backwards and prole-ish. How does that even make sense? The United States managed to become an advanced, enlightened, and liberal (in the classic sense) country with its pre-1965 demographics. Somehow the angry radical left believes that wasn't enlightened enough, and that only white cultural (and perhaps actual) genocide will get us (well, them) to where they actually needs to be.

    Replies: @anonn, @Jefferson

    “Houston has also been determined to be the fattest big city in America.”

    The excuse is Houston is way too humid to exercise outside and people will end up in the hospital from heat stroke if they exercise outside, but there are plenty of indoor air conditioned 24 Hour Fitness Centers and Planet Fitnesses all across Houston’s city limits and metropolitan area.

  70. @Fredrik
    @unit472

    The total population has increased from 3.4 to 4.4 million. That means the actual number of Blacks has increased quite a bit. It's just that other groups have grown even faster.

    Replies: @Smokestack Lightning

    Yes, according to the percentages on Steve’s pie chart, the number of blacks in Harris County actually increased from 612,000 in 2000 to 737,000 in 2010, while maintaining a constant percentage of 18% of the total population. Meantime, the number of whites decreased from 1,428,000 to 1,351,000.

    This phenomenon – blacks gaining on whites – is often overlooked when considering the U.S. as a whole. From 2000 to 2010, the black percentage of the U.S population increased from 12.3% to 12.6%. That doesn’t sound like much of an increase. However, the non-Hispanic white percentage decreased from 69.1% to 63.7% during this same period.

    This means that in 2000, for every black there were 5.62 non-Hispanic whites. But in 2010, for every black there were 5.06 non-Hispanic whites. That is a fairly rapid change.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_racial_and_ethnic_demographics_of_the_United_States#Vital_statistics_of_racial_and_ethnic_Groups_.28since_1990.29

  71. @Alfa158
    The last time I was in Houston the Mexican consulate in Houston looked like a busy place. It occupied a multi-story building just off one of the freeways, and had a large billboard and enormous Mexican flag flying to make it easy to find. It looked exactly what it is, an administrative outpost of a colonial power. From what I could see of the rest of Houston, I expect that the Nigerian consulate will soon be on the same scale.

    Replies: @BB753, @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    I visit Houston several times a year, and it’s getting nastier all the time.

  72. @ben tillman
    @anonn


    In reality, our remarkably bad policies on immigration are a bipartisan catastrophe. Rs love it because it helps them reduce the bargaining power of workers and thus lower Americans’ wages. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections. Ds love it because it makes them look like they’re working for the people.
     
    That is ludicrous. Some Ds love it because it replaces the white population and gives the Ds votes. Some of the Asians and Hispanics love it because it increases their ethnic strength in the country. No one thinks that liberal immigration policy makes the proponents look like they're working for "the people". Your position is awfully crazy for someone throwing around so many insults.

    Replies: @anonn

    Some Ds love it because it replaces the white population and gives the Ds votes.

    That’s still absurd. If you flipped it around, you’re close – some Ds probably love unlimited immigration, at least in part, because they think it gives them votes. But the demographic implications of this are not desired policy, they’re just not considered at all due to laziness and shortsightedness. Nobody with any power in the US has ever done anything “because it replaces the white population.”

    Neoliberalism colonized the minds of both major parties and they were hoodwinked into believing that open borders was the only way to prosperity. We all know this is a lie now, but from 1980-2016 that belief was well-nigh universal. I am sure both Reagan and Obama honestly believed that open borders were necessary for continued prosperity (otherwise the crops will rot in the fields, don’t you know).

    The white genocide notion requires you to believe a) that Reagan and Bush pursued open borders because they were manipulated by the Dems, b) that the Dems have been successfully running a decades-long operation, including during periods they were out of power, and c) that they’ve been able to keep a decades-long conspiracy a total secret.

    Now, as a leftist I am open to believing in the malevolence of the Democratic Party. I cannot be convinced of their competence to run such a scheme. What have they ever done to convince you they’re capable of such a thing, even if they were interested?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @anonn


    That’s still absurd. If you flipped it around, you’re close – some Ds probably love unlimited immigration, at least in part, because they think it gives them votes. But the demographic implications of this are not desired policy, they’re just not considered at all due to laziness and shortsightedness. Nobody with any power in the US has ever done anything “because it replaces the white population.”
     
    That was the point of the 1965 act. Most of the the people who voted for it were lazy and shortsighted and didn't consider the implications, but the people who had pushed the legislation since 1924 did it to change the country's racial constitution.

    Neoliberalism colonized the minds of both major parties and they were hoodwinked into believing that open borders was the only way to prosperity. We all know this is a lie now, but from 1980-2016 that belief was well-nigh universal.
     
    No more than 1% of Americans believed in open borders in that period. Many more believed in an immigration policy that was far too liberal, but most of them did so out of laziness, shortsightedness, and complacent generosity. Very few thought of immigration as a path to prosperity.

    Now, as a leftist I am open to believing in the malevolence of the Democratic Party. I cannot be convinced of their competence to run such a scheme. What have they ever done to convince you they’re capable of such a thing, even if they were interested?
     

    I'm not talking about the Democrats, really, although there is considerable overlap, but the evidence of their capability is the fact that they did in fact do it.
  73. @poolside
    My suburban Houston county went red for the first time in many, many years this past presidential election -- in all likelihood because of the tremendous growth in Chinese and Indian immigrants (and their children, many now of voting age).

    There simply aren't many white people here anymore, and those who are tend to be 50+. The whites in my neighborhood bought their houses in the '80s, when they were in their 40s and 50s, and they are dying off or selling and moving. They are almost always replaced by Chinese or Indian families. And the less affluent neighborhoods are changing even more quickly.

    Living here is a surreal dream ... like you woke up one morning and found yourself in Mumbai or Shanghai. But drive 1o minutes in any direction and its like being in Lagos or Juarez.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Do you mean red or blue?

  74. @Brett Stevens
    Another source of data: look at their mayors. They now have Sylvester Turner, an African-descended Democrat, following Annise Parker the lesbian democrat, who came after pro-business Democrat Bill White, himself following African-descended Democrat Lee Brown. Before them, two more Democrats, Bob Lanier and Kathy Whitmire.

    So Houston has always been fairly Left-leaning, in part because it has always had a huge Hispanic and Asian community, and those groups tend to vote Leftist. Back in the 1980s, the city was still only 25% or so white, and the non-white population has only grown over time, with most of the native whites now being replaced by California and New York imports.

    The big problem is that Houston is many cities. Do we include Katy, Clear Lake and Tomball as parts of Houston? The whites seem to have retreated to outer communities, while many Asians live there as well, as can be seen in Katy. If we look at the Houston metropolitan area as a whole, the figures for Asians and Hispanics probably go way up and whites drop off a bit, although specific areas like Tomball or Spring might be predominantly white.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    So Houston has always been fairly Left-leaning, in part because it has always had a huge Hispanic and Asian community.

    That’s complete nonsense.

    Far from “always” having had a “huge” Asian community, until relatively recently there were very few Asians in Houston.

    There are now more than 60,000 Vietnamese in Houston.

    In 1975 there were fewer than a hundred, and forty of them were students, and a whole lot of the rest were wives of Vietnam vets.

    There are now over 72,000 Chinese in Houston. In 1941, there were about a hundred. In 1950, their numbers were still under a thousand.

    Houston has “always” had a “huge” Asian community?

    Have you even heard of Google?

    Or common sense?

    • Agree: ben tillman
  75. @Jefferson
    @Anonymous

    "From 2000 to 2010 the % black population remained at 18%. I thought it would have increased due to the Hurricane Katrina refugees that were brought in 2005."

    The city limits of Houston is 25 percent Black, not 18 percent Black.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston#Demographics

    Houston is still Blacker than any big city in Europe and Canada.

    Replies: @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    Houston is so black that a vile imbecile rapper like “Bun B” is not only honored by the mayor with his own day, but is hired by Rice University to teach religion. (A typical Bun B “song” is Gimme Dat P*ssy.)

    http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.32667/title.bun-b-says-he-turned-down-six-figures-worth-of-gigs-to-maintain-integrity-at-rice-university#

  76. Ted Cruz lives in Houston, and there was some lingering butthurt from his supporters that bled over into November voting.

    • Replies: @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    @countenance

    Ted Cruz lives in Houston

    Correction.

    Ted Cruz's wife and kids live in Houston. Ted lives in DC, and drops in for a couple days every few months to make it look good for the Bible thumpers. Sure, Ted and Heide are Christians and all, but they're not about to let their alleged commitment to "fambly valyuhs" interfere with Heidi's career at the Houston branch of Goldman Sachs. You know, because he and Heidi are old-fashioned Christians and all. If you don't believe it, just ask Ted the next time he's running for re-election.

    The Cruz's have spent the vast majority of their "marriage" living a thousand miles apart. For the first five years, they lived half a country away from each other. Even after the kids were born, they refused to live within a couple hundred miles of each other. His wife laughs about how when Ted would come "home" for a few days, his kids didn't know who he was and were scared of him.

    But when Ted's up for re-election in a few years, Heidi will take another leave of absence from Goldman Sachs and run around with him for a year portraying the loving, devoted wife. Then, as soon as he's safely back in office, he'll move to DC, and she'll move back to Houston. Because it's all about the fambly valyuhs.

  77. @Anon
    A people without a compelling sense of identity, history, purpose, and unity will grow decadent, weak, confused, and purposeless. Or, to seek meaning, they will turn to radical destructive ideologies like antifa(that is disease where the the body attacks itself, like with multiple sclerosis) or crazy sub-cultures like with ugly tattoos, funny hair color, or piercing.

    So much of today's reality is Crazism or Crazy-ism. Just look at Homomania and Trannymania. It's no exaggeration to say American Culture is run by Crazists. Everything, cultural and intellectual, is infected with Crazism. Cold War is long over but we are to fret endlessly about RUSSIA.

    What held the Jews together in their two great Exoduses, the Ancient and Modern one?
    In both cases, the trek to the Holy Land and development of desert-wasteland into a modern nation was arduous and daunting. But why were so many Jews willing to carry the burden and make sacrifices? Why did they do all that when they could have had easier lives elsewhere? Because they thought their deeds had a purpose and meaning. Why? Because they felt a connection to the past and felt that their achievements would be passed down to their ethnic and cultural heirs. There was a sense of collective self-interest, collective shared purpose, collective destiny. Without such, the exodus wouldn't have been possible.

    https://youtu.be/Id6oS3L-D9A

    This is why capitalism works better than communism in the sphere of economics. Under capitalism, what you earn is yours and you can spend it on your family and kids. So you work with an incentive in mind.
    Under communism, despite the big talk of social justice, the state takes everything and gives you just enough to live no matter how hard you work. There is no incentive under communism. Communism does offer moral incentive in the sense of feeling noble about working for mankind. But the command economy is too cumbersome, and it soon dawns on everyone that most of the goodies are going to the New Elites who hog everything.

    But even in cases where there are no individual material rewards, a person is much more likely to be motivated if the themes and passions appeal to him in some strong specific way. This is why the Batista regime lost to Castro's men. Batista's men were better funded and armed, but they had no incentive to right. They saw their own leaders as pigs who served imperialist gangsters from America. They were paid to fight, as Michael Corleone said. In contrast, Castro's men believed they were on the side of nationalism, independence, sovereignty, and anti-Yanqui-imperialism. Most of them didn't understand fancy Marxist theory, but they understood they were fighting for Cuba whereas Batista's men were fighting for Casino moguls.

    https://youtu.be/Q5rELHYmjvA?t=2m34s

    Same thing in Vietnam. The South Vietnamese had more men and more equipment, but no one there had any compelling theme for which to fight for. Themes are priceless. Without compelling themes, one is a mercenary, not a soldier. Among civilians, lack of compelling themes makes on a consumer, not a patriot. A mercenary, believing in nothing, will do anything for money and money alone. A consumer, believing in nothing, will do anything for money -- even flood his own nation with foreigners if it leads to 'economic growth'.

    Israelis, in contrast, made great soldiers because they've had a compelling reason to fight and defend Israel. They feel a connection to history and ethnicity. This rooted-ness gave them meaning in the present. And they feel that what they do now will pass down to their kids.
    So, an Israeli soldier feels that even losing his life in battle is worth it because his deeds will be in the service of his own people. Why would anyone want to die for NOTHING? Or why would anyone want to die for strangers who don't care about him? Would Jews in Israel be willing to fight and die for Israel if there felt that Israel in 50 yrs will be overrun by Chinese, Hindus, or Muslims? Why make such sacrifice for strangers who don't even care for your own people, culture, and history?

    When the US was founded, posterity was one of the central themes. So, when white folks went about settling the huge land with much effort and trouble, they did it with the sense that future white folks will remember them, honor them, and appreciate them. Why would anyone go through all that trouble to build something great to hand it to the children of an alien people?
    You should be handing it your own children and your own people's children.

    But the rise of hedonism made whites forget. Rise of PC made white kids spit on graves of their own ancestors. (There is recent controversy about desecration of Jewish graves, but PC is a desecration of white heritage. And look how they are removing Confederate monuments in the South. It is sheer desecration. Sure, one can argue they fought for wrong cause, but one's ancestors should be honored, like Japanese do at Yasukuni Shrine. After all, every people are tainted. Should Israelis spit on founders of Israel cuz they ethnically cleansed Palestinians?) With US defined by PC that infects all new arrivals, we have non-whites pissing on white graves figuratively(which could turn out to be literally. Yale is removing white symbols). So, white people are becoming demoralized, dispirited, and dissipated. If the future of the US is PC and anti-whiteness, why should whites bother to do anything? Why fight? Why make sacrifices? It all seems meaningless. Sure, the smart ones can succeed and make money and have a good life. But is that long-term vision? Some whites will be do-gooders and define their lives by doing nice things for OTHER races, but do they really think non-whites will really give a shi*? Really? They are just being taken for a ride as suckers and cuckers.

    White folks no longer have compelling themes. They either have self-loathing or hedonism. Self-loathers may feel rich in virtue-signaling, and hedonists might feel rich in having fun stuff. But it's not wealth with meaning that really arises from blend of past and future.
    Real meaning comes from doing things in the present in honor of those in the past with the conviction that your own people in the future will remember and honor you and your deeds.
    That sense is what needs to be revived among whites. But globalists forbid it... even as they push it for Israel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=095zEWH9MR0

    .....

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Some whites will be do-gooders and define their lives by doing nice things for OTHER races

    Jesus, you’re so naïve.

    They’re not doing it for other races, they’re doing it for themselves, so they can be Hyman Roth and lord it over other whites.

    Why are so many otherwise bright people so blind to what’s happening right in front of them?

  78. @ben tillman
    @syonredux


    Dunno why they don’t say Anglo Whites
     
    It would be false.

    Replies: @syonredux

    Dunno why they don’t say Anglo Whites

    It would be false.

    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites…..and the USA is part of Anglo-America…..

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @syonredux


    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites…..
     
    No, it doesn't. It describes people from England.

    Moreover, white Hispanics may speak English, which would make them "Anglo whites". Thus, to exclude Hispanics you would now have to say "non-Hispanic Anglo whites", which is hardly an improvement over "non-Hispanic whites".

    Replies: @syonredux

  79. @Anon
    If whites identify with Palestinians, they will have a better grasp of what is happening.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @syonredux, @biz

    Palestinian Arabs have one of the highest rates of population increase in the world. Is that true of American whites?

  80. @syonredux
    @ben tillman


    Dunno why they don’t say Anglo Whites

    It would be false.
     
    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites.....and the USA is part of Anglo-America.....

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites…..

    No, it doesn’t. It describes people from England.

    Moreover, white Hispanics may speak English, which would make them “Anglo whites”. Thus, to exclude Hispanics you would now have to say “non-Hispanic Anglo whites”, which is hardly an improvement over “non-Hispanic whites”.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @ben tillman


    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites…..

    No, it doesn’t. It describes people from England.
     
    People from England are English. Anglo, in contrast, is a more expansive term:


    Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld
    by James Belich

    https://www.amazon.com/Replenishing-Earth-Settler-Revolution-Angloworld/dp/0199604541

    Moreover, white Hispanics may speak English, which would make them “Anglo whites”. Thus, to exclude Hispanics you would now have to say “non-Hispanic Anglo whites”, which is hardly an improvement over “non-Hispanic whites”.
     
    Dunno. What's wrong with calling a White person who is a native English speaker a White Anglo?

    Replies: @Jefferson

  81. @anonn
    @ben tillman


    Some Ds love it because it replaces the white population and gives the Ds votes.
     
    That's still absurd. If you flipped it around, you're close - some Ds probably love unlimited immigration, at least in part, because they think it gives them votes. But the demographic implications of this are not desired policy, they're just not considered at all due to laziness and shortsightedness. Nobody with any power in the US has ever done anything "because it replaces the white population."

    Neoliberalism colonized the minds of both major parties and they were hoodwinked into believing that open borders was the only way to prosperity. We all know this is a lie now, but from 1980-2016 that belief was well-nigh universal. I am sure both Reagan and Obama honestly believed that open borders were necessary for continued prosperity (otherwise the crops will rot in the fields, don't you know).

    The white genocide notion requires you to believe a) that Reagan and Bush pursued open borders because they were manipulated by the Dems, b) that the Dems have been successfully running a decades-long operation, including during periods they were out of power, and c) that they've been able to keep a decades-long conspiracy a total secret.

    Now, as a leftist I am open to believing in the malevolence of the Democratic Party. I cannot be convinced of their competence to run such a scheme. What have they ever done to convince you they're capable of such a thing, even if they were interested?

    Replies: @ben tillman

    That’s still absurd. If you flipped it around, you’re close – some Ds probably love unlimited immigration, at least in part, because they think it gives them votes. But the demographic implications of this are not desired policy, they’re just not considered at all due to laziness and shortsightedness. Nobody with any power in the US has ever done anything “because it replaces the white population.”

    That was the point of the 1965 act. Most of the the people who voted for it were lazy and shortsighted and didn’t consider the implications, but the people who had pushed the legislation since 1924 did it to change the country’s racial constitution.

    Neoliberalism colonized the minds of both major parties and they were hoodwinked into believing that open borders was the only way to prosperity. We all know this is a lie now, but from 1980-2016 that belief was well-nigh universal.

    No more than 1% of Americans believed in open borders in that period. Many more believed in an immigration policy that was far too liberal, but most of them did so out of laziness, shortsightedness, and complacent generosity. Very few thought of immigration as a path to prosperity.

    Now, as a leftist I am open to believing in the malevolence of the Democratic Party. I cannot be convinced of their competence to run such a scheme. What have they ever done to convince you they’re capable of such a thing, even if they were interested?

    I’m not talking about the Democrats, really, although there is considerable overlap, but the evidence of their capability is the fact that they did in fact do it.

  82. @anonn
    @Wilkey

    It's rare you see analysis that is 100% straw man. You are criticizing people and policy that exist only in your fever dreams. Literally nobody except crazy people have ever thought about white cultural genocide.

    In reality, our remarkably bad policies on immigration are a bipartisan catastrophe. Rs love it because it helps them reduce the bargaining power of workers and thus lower Americans' wages. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections. Ds love it because it makes them look like they're working for the people. This makes their donors happy; they get money and win elections.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Wilkey

    “It’s rare you see analysis that is 100% straw man. You are criticizing people and policy that exist only in your fever dreams. Literally nobody except crazy people have ever thought about white cultural genocide.”

    I’ll narrow the field down to just Americans, 35% of whom are now non-white. I can assure you that no small number of them would be thrilled to see whites and their culture eliminated from the earth. Actual genocide may be rare, but when it does happen it happens because a very large share of people in a particular society contemplated the idea and found it desirable. Such fantasies must exist in a sizeable number of people for them to ever actually come to fruition.

  83. @countenance
    Ted Cruz lives in Houston, and there was some lingering butthurt from his supporters that bled over into November voting.

    Replies: @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    Ted Cruz lives in Houston

    Correction.

    Ted Cruz’s wife and kids live in Houston. Ted lives in DC, and drops in for a couple days every few months to make it look good for the Bible thumpers. Sure, Ted and Heide are Christians and all, but they’re not about to let their alleged commitment to “fambly valyuhs” interfere with Heidi’s career at the Houston branch of Goldman Sachs. You know, because he and Heidi are old-fashioned Christians and all. If you don’t believe it, just ask Ted the next time he’s running for re-election.

    The Cruz’s have spent the vast majority of their “marriage” living a thousand miles apart. For the first five years, they lived half a country away from each other. Even after the kids were born, they refused to live within a couple hundred miles of each other. His wife laughs about how when Ted would come “home” for a few days, his kids didn’t know who he was and were scared of him.

    But when Ted’s up for re-election in a few years, Heidi will take another leave of absence from Goldman Sachs and run around with him for a year portraying the loving, devoted wife. Then, as soon as he’s safely back in office, he’ll move to DC, and she’ll move back to Houston. Because it’s all about the fambly valyuhs.

  84. @ben tillman
    @syonredux


    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites…..
     
    No, it doesn't. It describes people from England.

    Moreover, white Hispanics may speak English, which would make them "Anglo whites". Thus, to exclude Hispanics you would now have to say "non-Hispanic Anglo whites", which is hardly an improvement over "non-Hispanic whites".

    Replies: @syonredux

    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites…..

    No, it doesn’t. It describes people from England.

    People from England are English. Anglo, in contrast, is a more expansive term:

    Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld
    by James Belich

    Moreover, white Hispanics may speak English, which would make them “Anglo whites”. Thus, to exclude Hispanics you would now have to say “non-Hispanic Anglo whites”, which is hardly an improvement over “non-Hispanic whites”.

    Dunno. What’s wrong with calling a White person who is a native English speaker a White Anglo?

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @syonredux

    "Dunno. What’s wrong with calling a White person who is a native English speaker a White Anglo?"

    Can Non Hispanic White people who's first language is not English be Anglos as well? For example Donald J. Trump supporter Michael Malice grew up in a Russian speaking household, so English is not his first language.

  85. Das says:
    @Jefferson
    @Das

    "The swing in Houston is mostly driven by anti-Trump white voters, not Hispanics. Trump did poorly in educated white parts of the county that Romney won easily last time."

    Donald J. Trump won a whopping 70 percent of the White Texan vote, so Houston going for Crooked Cankles is driven by Hispanics.

    If White Americans as a whole had voted 70 percent for Donald J. Trump like White Texans had, he would have easily won the popular vote nationwide.

    Replies: @Das

    White Texans went even more strongly for Romney than they did for Trump.

    Demographic change affects voting patterns very slowly, because it takes a while for immigrants to become eligible voters, and Hispanics in particular have extremely low turnout. You can’t attribute large swings between 2012 and 2016 to Hispanics.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Das

    "Demographic change affects voting patterns very slowly, because it takes a while for immigrants to become eligible voters, and Hispanics in particular have extremely low turnout. You can’t attribute large swings between 2012 and 2016 to Hispanics."

    All of the Texas counties who share a border with Mexico overwhelmingly voted for Crooked Cankles, so Hispanics are to blame. If South Texas was it's own state it would be as blue as Paul Newman's eyes.

  86. johnd [AKA "c0nfus3dd"] says:

    is there a non-muslim fatwa that non-muslins can evoke against this (person)?

  87. @Olorin
    @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, having to carry an umbrella is indeed burdensome. That's why here in the wet-side PNW we just put up a hood and shrug it off. :)

    Seriously, however, these birds, who used to be called "Buffalo Birds" because they followed the massive buffalo herds, are simply trying to survive destruction of their old habitats and ecosystems.

    They used to follow buffalo herds and change their prairie nesting terrain through the breeding season. But the Horseback People's taste for five-strand and slow elk changed all that.

    https://xkcd.com/1338/

    The cowbirds adapted their reproductive strategy to parasitize others' nests.

    Then humans built big treed and warm resting areas for the off season. Maybe David Brooks told them to go there.

    Thus we need to apply the Edward Abbey Principle:

    Empty out and restore the prairie, clip all five-strand, get rid of all the slow elk, restore the buffalo herds, and I'm pretty sure M. ater/aeneus would be as happy as white people to leave Houston.

    What a wretched place to overwinter, never mind live there. Glaring ape hives, ugh.

    My doom fantasy is Ragnarok via dinosaur zoonosis. Not with a bang but a chirp.

    https://evogeneao.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/tree_of_life/tree-of-life_2000.jpg

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Another iSteve-xkcd crossover! Yeah!

    The idea of “dinosaur zoonosis” is interesting. Do you suppose when we genetically engineer some of those giants, they will act as a vector for rapidly mutated viruses? Avian super-flu?

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @Chrisnonymous

    No idea, and the fact that viruses are constantly genetically engineering themselves at massively rapid rates adds more uncertainty to the mix.

    But I was referring in any case to the littlest dinosaurs, not the J-Park future ones.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5f/51/0b/5f510bbc10345b91b189bf45dde83ddb.jpg

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/7f/fe/b5/7ffeb54dd516257fb7b31eda800c4c52.jpg

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fd/63/24/fd6324d0eec660dce781f1bc32234a46.jpg

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3c/9b/21/3c9b21dee618026518a26a478b506adf.jpg

    After all, they survived the Chicxulub comet...so the anthropogenic extinction event underway is hardly going to make them stop evolving. As the cowbirds and other icterids and corvids amply attest.

    Still, given the relative biomass of cattle and pigs to other mammals (as per that xkcd panel), I think that'll be the vector. We're already seeing it.

    http://theweek.com/articles/457135/5-modern-diseases-grown-by-factory-farming

    http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/archive/mdd/v04/i08/html/08koehler.html

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/710615_4

  88. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

    I’m not sure what a cowbird is, but certainly having a flying cow crap on your head would ruin your day.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @Chrisnonymous

    Or not flying.

    As anyone who ever attached a milking rig to an udder from a parlor pit can attest.

  89. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter at Rice U. in Texas is pretty awful because of the hundreds of thousands of migrating cowbirds that roost in the trees and crap on your head while you walk to class. You have to take an umbrella with you no matter what the weather.

    Here's a 1980 paper about the 500,000 birds that roost at Rice:

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4085703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Spring, which is usually well under way by now, is nice, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @stillCARealist, @Ivy, @Desiderius, @Olorin, @Chrisnonymous, @JohnnyGeo

    I almost wrote to say that you were wrong, Houston is not infested by cowbirds but by great-tailed grackles:

    But it seems in the past cowbirds were the primary avian menace. No one seems to know what happened to them.

  90. @Das
    @Jefferson

    White Texans went even more strongly for Romney than they did for Trump.

    Demographic change affects voting patterns very slowly, because it takes a while for immigrants to become eligible voters, and Hispanics in particular have extremely low turnout. You can't attribute large swings between 2012 and 2016 to Hispanics.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “Demographic change affects voting patterns very slowly, because it takes a while for immigrants to become eligible voters, and Hispanics in particular have extremely low turnout. You can’t attribute large swings between 2012 and 2016 to Hispanics.”

    All of the Texas counties who share a border with Mexico overwhelmingly voted for Crooked Cankles, so Hispanics are to blame. If South Texas was it’s own state it would be as blue as Paul Newman’s eyes.

  91. @syonredux
    @ben tillman


    Dunno. The term describes English-speaking Whites…..

    No, it doesn’t. It describes people from England.
     
    People from England are English. Anglo, in contrast, is a more expansive term:


    Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld
    by James Belich

    https://www.amazon.com/Replenishing-Earth-Settler-Revolution-Angloworld/dp/0199604541

    Moreover, white Hispanics may speak English, which would make them “Anglo whites”. Thus, to exclude Hispanics you would now have to say “non-Hispanic Anglo whites”, which is hardly an improvement over “non-Hispanic whites”.
     
    Dunno. What's wrong with calling a White person who is a native English speaker a White Anglo?

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “Dunno. What’s wrong with calling a White person who is a native English speaker a White Anglo?”

    Can Non Hispanic White people who’s first language is not English be Anglos as well? For example Donald J. Trump supporter Michael Malice grew up in a Russian speaking household, so English is not his first language.

  92. @Chrisnonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    I'm not sure what a cowbird is, but certainly having a flying cow crap on your head would ruin your day.

    Replies: @Olorin

    Or not flying.

    As anyone who ever attached a milking rig to an udder from a parlor pit can attest.

  93. @Chrisnonymous
    @Olorin

    Another iSteve-xkcd crossover! Yeah!

    The idea of "dinosaur zoonosis" is interesting. Do you suppose when we genetically engineer some of those giants, they will act as a vector for rapidly mutated viruses? Avian super-flu?

    Replies: @Olorin

    No idea, and the fact that viruses are constantly genetically engineering themselves at massively rapid rates adds more uncertainty to the mix.

    But I was referring in any case to the littlest dinosaurs, not the J-Park future ones.

    After all, they survived the Chicxulub comet…so the anthropogenic extinction event underway is hardly going to make them stop evolving. As the cowbirds and other icterids and corvids amply attest.

    Still, given the relative biomass of cattle and pigs to other mammals (as per that xkcd panel), I think that’ll be the vector. We’re already seeing it.

    http://theweek.com/articles/457135/5-modern-diseases-grown-by-factory-farming

    http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/archive/mdd/v04/i08/html/08koehler.html

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/710615_4

  94. But it seems in the past cowbirds were the primary avian menace. No one seems to know what happened to them.

    Cowbirds: “too many #^@%ing NAMs in Houston.”

  95. @BenKenobi
    @Anon

    I would submit that Whites identifying with the Israelis is the more sensible position:

    Nationalist, militaristic people, surrounded on all sides by enemies, allegedly on stolen land...

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    Nationalist, militaristic people, surrounded on all sides by enemies, allegedly on stolen land…

    Based on the fossil record, it’s all stolen land. Of course, current political fashions dictate that some stolen land is more legit than others, to the point it’s not really stolen at all.

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