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Neil Munro of Breitbart pulls out a few quotes from Nancy Pelosi’s 8 hour speech today on DACAites’ ineffable effableness (or perhaps vice-versa):

These are the best of the best. They are so fabulous …

… when you see them and they tell their stories and the passion and the pride — the patriotism, passion, pride, patriotism, that they demonstrate, you will see why anyone who has had the wonderful experience of being in conversation or observing our dreamers, understand why they have had such a high reputation among the American people. some of whom have met them, some of whom have heard about them, some of whom have just catch the spark, catch the spark.

Let us acknowledge the dreamers and their optimism, their inspiration to make America more American…

Again, their parents were so courageous. they had a dream for their children and some of these children are now reflecting that they’re living their parent’s dream for them and that’s what America has always been about …

Again, a theme about honoring the vows of our Founders for a new order for the ages, every generation would take responsibility to make the future better for future generations. That’s exactly what these the families of these dreamers did. Family members took risks, had courage, hope, optimism, courage — did I say courage twice? — and determination to make the future better for their families. And doing that for their families, they were doing that for America too …

We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country. Their commitment and courage and commitment to the American dream which drew them here in the first place strengthened the American dream. As newcomers with all of that hope and aspiration, they make America more American when they come here and that’s why our country will not stagnate.

Nancy is sounding a lot like Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, just with the Who-Whom polarities reversed: You Americans have stale, stagnant blood.

 
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  1. I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer….

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

    Replies: @syonredux, @gregor, @Stacy235l

    , @gregor
    @Anonymous

    Yes! I read Stoddard’s Rising Tide of Color against World White Supremacy out of curiosity, inspired by the Gatsby reference. I was expecting an amusing screed. What I got instead was a really quite erudite geopolitical analysis wherein Stoddard lays out some of the history and situations of the major regions of the globe and “solves for the equilibrium” so to speak, offering numerous (often accurate) predictions of how things would play out. I looked up his bio midway through and noted that he was serious scholar, but this makes it an odd read since it’s rare nowadays (to say the least!) to find someone of those credentials writing a book with “white supremacy” used positively in the title. Stoddard was a Nordicist to be sure, and that underlying racial theory does poke through in places, but his use of “supremacy” is more just a description of the reality of (precarious) White political domination of the globe at that time, and his core thesis is that this political supremacy will NOT continue, that the White world will cede its colonies and beyond that there will be a flood of surplus population of the “colored races” into White homelands.

    , @Randal
    @Anonymous


    realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer….
     
    You confirm my own impression, that most modern readers would assume from his ideas that Lothrop Stoddard was a fringe Nazi of some kind, as mentioned recently here on Unz:

    Given just the nature of Stoddard’s writings, most people today, including most supposedly intelligent and informed members of the established elites, would assume him to be some kind of fringe Nazi, while of course he was in fact anything but fringe, until WW2 changed everything.

    The sheer scale and impact of the change in intellectual fashion, over the course of a few decades (less than one lifetime) really is breath-taking, and hard to grasp, for most who have not investigated for themselves.

    Replies: @Kylie, @gregor

    , @whorefinder
    @Anonymous

    Fitzgerald was satirizing himself or fellow travelers on his racial issue.

    Then again, it could simultaneously be that Fitzgerald was making the point that those alpha males who are ardently passionate about the white race and treat women like playthings (Buchanon) get everything (Daisy and a mistress), while those (Gatsby) who mix with non-whites (Gatsby, who does business with Jewish mobsters) and put women on pedestals (Daisy) get nothing but misery and one-itis.

    Fitzgerald was, in personality, likely more beta than alpha. His own manipulative wife had him twisted into an insecure mess so much so that Hemingway had to make Fitzgerald feel better about the size of Fitzgerald's penis. Not kidding about that story.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer…
     
    Stoddard wrote, and thought, in the elegant but tough, he-man style of Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt. I wish there were more writers like that today. Tom Wolfe may come close, but is too wry, as is Gay Talese. But they sure know how to dress. As Fitzgerald did.

    Hilaire Belloc was another elegant toughie. His friend, GK Chesterton, could be both tough and sappy, often at the same time. Kind of like Dorothy Fields's lyrics.

    (Come to think of it, what could be more Catholic than being brutally tough and mushily sappy at the same time, in the same message?)

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  2. I would at least have some respect for Pelosi and her ilk if they came out and honestly said “we do not believe in any immigration restrictions, so we refuse to enforce any immigration laws”. She sounds like these dopey kids/adults took part in the D-Day landings.

  3. We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country. Their commitment and courage and commitment to the American dream which drew them here in the first place strengthened the American dream. As newcomers with all of that hope and aspiration, they make America more American when they come here and that’s why our country will not stagnate.

    This is verging on word salad territory.Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke? Eight hours of speechifying at her age…..

    • Replies: @Amasius
    @syonredux

    It reminded me of those strange debriefings in Blade Runner 2049.

    , @bomag
    @syonredux

    Pelosi demonstrated what brainwashing does to a person.

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @syonredux


    Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke?
     
    Pelosi's latest embarrassment is typical for her. Her faculties have been impaired for her entire career. Dems give her a pass because she is 'woman hear me roar' and she raises lots of $.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @syonredux

    This unfortunate woman needs to retire to her Pacific Heights mansion where she'll be looked after by her brown-skinned, brown-eyed servants.

  4. @Anonymous
    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer....

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @gregor, @Randal, @whorefinder, @Reg Cæsar

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @Steve Sailer


    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

     


    God damn the continent of Europe. It is of merely antiquarian interest. Rome is only a few years behind Tyre and Babylon. The negroid streak creeps northward to defile the Nordic race. Already the Italians have the souls of blackamoors. Raise the bars of immigration and permit only Scandinavians, Teutons, Anglo-Saxons and Celts to enter. France made me sick. Its silly pose as the thing the world has to save.
     
    Fitzgerald to Edmund Wilson

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @Malcolm X-Lax

    , @gregor
    @Steve Sailer

    From blogger “n/a”

    http://racehist.blogspot.com/2010/03/racial-worldview-of-f-scott-fitzgerald.html

    Looks like an interesting blog, but appears to be dead.

    , @Stacy235l
    @Steve Sailer


    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.
     
    Fitzgerald has Tom say that not to make the character look bad, but to make him look humane. It shows that he actually cares about people who aren't rich. Daisy doesn't. When Tom speaks of the book she makes fun of him for it. The writer is letting us know from the beginning that she's the villain. Most people can't figure this out despite the fact that she actually kills someone at the end.

    That what's so maddening about the book. We read about this guy desperately trying to win back the villain.

    Replies: @Stacy235l

  5. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

    Replies: @syonredux, @gregor, @Stacy235l

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

    God damn the continent of Europe. It is of merely antiquarian interest. Rome is only a few years behind Tyre and Babylon. The negroid streak creeps northward to defile the Nordic race. Already the Italians have the souls of blackamoors. Raise the bars of immigration and permit only Scandinavians, Teutons, Anglo-Saxons and Celts to enter. France made me sick. Its silly pose as the thing the world has to save.

    Fitzgerald to Edmund Wilson

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @syonredux

    I can't say he's wrong. How many Americans died for Europe only for the Western and Northen bits to commit suicide?

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    , @Malcolm X-Lax
    @syonredux

    Who knew F. Scott Fitzgerald was "alt-right"? At least, unlike Faulkner, Fitzgerald didn't threaten to shoot blacks in the streets of Oxford, Mississippi.

  6. With the constant regurgitating of a few key phrases, Pelosi’s speechwriter seems like he was cribbing from that Marc Zuckurburg guy who has been posting here on the need for comprehensive immigration reform (which btw was one of the funnies things I’ve read in a while). Except without the humor.

  7. Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous – got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

    Here’s an idea: we tell anyone in the world they can immigrate to America. The only catch is we make them play a game called American settlement roulette. It’s like Russian roulette, only the revolver is filled with enough rounds to approximate the average mortality rate of the first years of the Plymouth, Jamestown, and Roanoake colonies.

    If we are going to praise these immigrants for being every bit as courageous as our first settlers perhaps we should hold them to it?

    Courageous? Staying at home and fixing the messes in their home countries would be the courageous, responsible thing to do.

    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @syonredux
    @Wilkey


    Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous – got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

     

    Get WOKE, bigot. Latinx are better than the Pilgrims. Why, just look at how easy it was for them:

    Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees & blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast & furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils & miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element. Being thus past the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their preparation (as may be remembered by that which went before), they had now no friends to welcome them, nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies, no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succor. It is recorded in scripture as a mercy to the apostle & his shipwrecked company, that the barbarians showed them no small kindness in refreshing them, but these savage barbarians, when they met with them were readier to fill their sides full of arrows then otherwise

    And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp & violent & subject to cruel & fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places, much more to search an unknown coast. Besides, what could they see but a hideous & desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts & wild men? And what multitudes there might be of them they knew not. Neither could they, as it were, go up to the top of Pisgah, to view from this wilderness a more goodly country to feed their hopes; for which way soever they turned their eyes (save upward to the heavens) they could have little solace or content in respect of any outward objects. For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a weather-beaten face; and the whole country, full of woods & thickets, represented a wild & savage hue. If they looked behind them, there was the mighty ocean which they had passed, and was now as a main bar & gulf to separate them from all the civil parts of the world. What could now sustain them but the spirit of God & His grace? May not & ought not the children of these fathers, rightly say: Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness.
     
    William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Buffalo Joe

    , @helena
    @Wilkey

    I was thinking something similar - give them half a hectare of barren land and a bag of Turkey Red seeds.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Wilkey

    Wilkey, just let them play the computer game, "The Oregon Trail." They make it all the way across the continent, they can stay. Damn, I have never make it across with my computer family intact.

  8. @Wilkey
    Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous - got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

    Here's an idea: we tell anyone in the world they can immigrate to America. The only catch is we make them play a game called American settlement roulette. It's like Russian roulette, only the revolver is filled with enough rounds to approximate the average mortality rate of the first years of the Plymouth, Jamestown, and Roanoake colonies.

    If we are going to praise these immigrants for being every bit as courageous as our first settlers perhaps we should hold them to it?

    Courageous? Staying at home and fixing the messes in their home countries would be the courageous, responsible thing to do.

    Replies: @syonredux, @helena, @Buffalo Joe

    Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous – got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

    Get WOKE, bigot. Latinx are better than the Pilgrims. Why, just look at how easy it was for them:

    Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees & blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast & furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils & miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element. Being thus past the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their preparation (as may be remembered by that which went before), they had now no friends to welcome them, nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies, no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succor. It is recorded in scripture as a mercy to the apostle & his shipwrecked company, that the barbarians showed them no small kindness in refreshing them, but these savage barbarians, when they met with them were readier to fill their sides full of arrows then otherwise

    And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp & violent & subject to cruel & fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places, much more to search an unknown coast. Besides, what could they see but a hideous & desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts & wild men? And what multitudes there might be of them they knew not. Neither could they, as it were, go up to the top of Pisgah, to view from this wilderness a more goodly country to feed their hopes; for which way soever they turned their eyes (save upward to the heavens) they could have little solace or content in respect of any outward objects. For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a weather-beaten face; and the whole country, full of woods & thickets, represented a wild & savage hue. If they looked behind them, there was the mighty ocean which they had passed, and was now as a main bar & gulf to separate them from all the civil parts of the world. What could now sustain them but the spirit of God & His grace? May not & ought not the children of these fathers, rightly say: Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness.

    William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @syonredux

    Have to say,that is beautiful.

    Oh,and btw,fer Chrissake,if we can't do the honorable thing and ban women from politics,can't we at least get rid of them when they melt down to blubbering flapdoodle crazy spittle flecking old ladies?

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @syonredux

    syon, when my grandparents came over on their luxury yacht they landed in a country completely build by black slaves. My grandfather took a job building an extra rail line just to keep busy. Nana basically had nothing to do in their cold water, walk up tenement house, so she raised 8 kids. No TV back then you know.

  9. Nancy is giving the Trump people good material for the 2020 campaign ads.

    • Agree: NickG
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyD


    Nancy is giving the Trump people good material for the 2020 campaign ads.
     
    Exactly. I wish someone on his staff could inject some discipline and make sure we don't get a sellout deal or have an election based on Trump's military parade or demands for clapping.

    Let's have an election based on the Democrats love for their "dreamers", and how they are (50%+ HS dropouts) just plain better than us. Spend up some clean bills for mandatory E-verify, the Wall, ending the diversity lottery visas, ending birth tourism as well, to force recorded votes.

    Basically let's have an election based on Open Borders versus sanity.

    Replies: @Glaivester, @SEATAF

  10. • Replies: @Ernie
    @eah

    Of course her grandson wants brown eyes and skin. He just wants his grandmother to love him too.

    , @Bill Jones
    @eah

    The Democrats seem to be determined never to get a white working class vote again.

    "Here are some quotes by Gompers:

    ” One thing to be considered in discussing immigration is that the greater the number of immigrants the less American the United States becomes. . . . The American Federation of Labor believes that the foreigners now in this country should be assimilated before others are permitted to come except from such countries as Great Britain, France, Germany and Scandinavia. (SG to William Gerber, May 31, 1923)”

    ” I agree with you, too, that it is hardly fair to have our people crowded out of employment by those who simply come here for the purpose of working at low wages — higher than those they may be accustomed to in their own countries– and then after a while return there.”

    ” The workers of America have felt most keenly the pernicious results of the establishment of foreign standards of work, wages and conduct in American industries and commerce. Foreign standards of wages do not permit American standards of life. Foreign labor has driven American workers out of many trades, callings, and communities, and the influence of those lower standards has permeated widely. . . . The labor movement has urged the adoption of a national policy that would enable us to select as future citizens of our country those who can be assimilated and made truly American. .”

  11. @Wilkey
    Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous - got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

    Here's an idea: we tell anyone in the world they can immigrate to America. The only catch is we make them play a game called American settlement roulette. It's like Russian roulette, only the revolver is filled with enough rounds to approximate the average mortality rate of the first years of the Plymouth, Jamestown, and Roanoake colonies.

    If we are going to praise these immigrants for being every bit as courageous as our first settlers perhaps we should hold them to it?

    Courageous? Staying at home and fixing the messes in their home countries would be the courageous, responsible thing to do.

    Replies: @syonredux, @helena, @Buffalo Joe

    I was thinking something similar – give them half a hectare of barren land and a bag of Turkey Red seeds.

  12. anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    OFF TOPIC & OMG: White killer cops roaming the streets of New Orleans!

    A Black Lives Matter activist from South Carolina died Tuesday (Feb. 6) after being shot in the thigh earlier in the day on Bienville Street in New Orleans, according to the NOPD.

    The shooting victim has been identified as 32-year-old Muhiyidin Moye, an NOPD spokesman said Tuesday night and the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed Wednesday.

    Moye — who preferred the last name d’Baha, according to the Washington Post — and was called “Moye” or “Moya” by loved ones, was struck by gunfire shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Bienville Street.

    d’Baha’s mother did not want to speak with a reporter when reached by phone Tuesday night, saying only that her son was a “wonderful person.”

    Police initially reported the shooting occurred in the 2400 block of Bienville Street, but later updated the location to the 1900 block.

    d’Baha was taken to a local hospital and later died of his wounds, police confirmed.

    The gofundme page is here: https://www.gofundme.com/services-for-moya

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @anonymous

    I read the Daily Mail story on this. There seemed to be an element in the comments who were buying into the assumption he was shot by the police or others for his 'activism'.

    But certainly not by anyone remotely vibrant or even, perhaps, a dreamer.

  13. @syonredux

    We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country. Their commitment and courage and commitment to the American dream which drew them here in the first place strengthened the American dream. As newcomers with all of that hope and aspiration, they make America more American when they come here and that’s why our country will not stagnate.
     
    This is verging on word salad territory.Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke? Eight hours of speechifying at her age.....

    Replies: @Amasius, @bomag, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @SunBakedSuburb

    It reminded me of those strange debriefings in Blade Runner 2049.

    • LOL: advancedatheist
  14. Open borders and lottery admissions for Harvard. It’s who we are.

  15. @eah
    https://twitter.com/BasedMonitored/status/961466599776583682

    Replies: @Ernie, @Bill Jones

    Of course her grandson wants brown eyes and skin. He just wants his grandmother to love him too.

    • Agree: Coemgen
  16. OT – Soros gives £400,000 (that we know of) to stop Brexit (the campaign is the usual mix of Blairites and financiers).

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42984594

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @YetAnotherAnon

    It's antisemitic to name Soros in relation to money donations to political groups:

    https://www.rt.com/uk/418240-nick-timothy-anti-semitism/

    (I say: The guy is certainly free to do as he pleases, but one should be able to talk about it.)

    Hair-rising is that one of the defenses against accusations of antisemitism because one wrote an article about George's meddling is to note one's previous committment to Israel. (Kinda like taking out insurance ... "nice job you got there, shame about the antisemitism")

    Meanwhile, members of the diplomatic corps are on tape for plotting to "take down" troublesome parliamentarians:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/07/israeli-diplomat-shai-masot-caught-on-camera-plotting-to-take-down-uk-mps

    How's that for meddling?

    Yup, better move along fast.

  17. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Will you people please stop focusing on the negative all the time? I read several excerpts of this delightful woman’s tirade and was able to discover that she begins nearly every paragraph with the word “Again”. This, at the least, indicates some self-awareness to the extent that she knows she’s tiresome and repetitive.

    Of course, an alternate explanation might be that she and/or her speechwriters are taking their cues from Politburo pronouncements. We’ll be able to determine this for certain if her next communique overuses the phrase “As is well known…”

    Trust me, this nation-wrecking business can be fun, if you just look at it the right way. Granted, it’s better if it’s not your own nation being wrecked, but why pick nits? It’s not your nation anymore anyway.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @Anonymous

    She should begin every sentence with "and it came to pass..."

  18. Rep. Matsui Dozes Off During Pelosi’s House Filibuster

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @jim jones

    I saw the old Oriental lady, if that's the one you mean, nod off near the beginning, but I don't know what happened later on, as I just woke up to write this reply.

    , @Twodees Partain
    @jim jones

    Damn, Enver Hoxha rides again.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @jim jones

    jim, I am surprised no dem stood up, screamed enough and shot NP and then themselves.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

  19. Someone should do a split-screen of the highlights of her speech next to videos of all the rough looking hombres riding the trains north to the US a couple years ago. Bonus points if it includes pictures or footage of actual MS-13 Yewts.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @The Alarmist

    "Rough looking hombres riding the trains north to the US"?

    You mean like this guy?

    Ángel Maturino Reséndiz https://g.co/kgs/LrV2tw

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  20. On her momentum, how long before she advocates this measure for civil servants?

    • Replies: @bomag
    @a reader

    Pretty funny to read that Daily Mail story while the margins are filled with scantily clad women.

  21. @syonredux

    We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country. Their commitment and courage and commitment to the American dream which drew them here in the first place strengthened the American dream. As newcomers with all of that hope and aspiration, they make America more American when they come here and that’s why our country will not stagnate.
     
    This is verging on word salad territory.Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke? Eight hours of speechifying at her age.....

    Replies: @Amasius, @bomag, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @SunBakedSuburb

    Pelosi demonstrated what brainwashing does to a person.

  22. @a reader
    On her momentum, how long before she advocates this measure for civil servants?

    Replies: @bomag

    Pretty funny to read that Daily Mail story while the margins are filled with scantily clad women.

  23. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    Robots don’t rot in the fields.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-easteurope-automation-insight/enter-the-robots-automation-fills-gaps-in-east-europes-factories-idUSKBN1FR1ZK

    The magic of Schengen somehow can’t move the unemployed in PIGS to where there is a “shortage” and wages are “rising”.

    Poland’s number is low thanks to the more than a million workers from neighboring Ukraine, which has a similar culture and language, on work permits that are relatively easy to obtain. Jakub Gontarek, an expert at a Polish employers’ union, said it was still cheaper for Polish companies to hire them or to pay more than to automate.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Anonymous


    Robots don’t rot in the fields.
     
    Those in the article who installed robots seemed pretty happy with the result.

    Reminds me that it is, in many ways, an adversarial relationship between employer and employed.

    "I, for one, welcome our robot overlords."

    Pelosi et al embrace the adversarial nature of politics, happily installing a new people 'cause the old ones were just too fickle for her taste. The new people could well be seamlessly replaced by a more pliable and reliable robot demographic.

    In a way, the new immigrants are riding the tiger of political whim, imagining that when the time comes, they will be able to band together and resist Pelosi's next plan to improve the world by getting rid of what came before. Good luck with that.

    , @stillCARealist
    @Anonymous

    Why are all these young people so eager to leave their home countries? If there's so much well-paid work available you'd think they'd want to stay. The cost of living must be far cheaper in Poland or Ukraine than in Britain (where there's zillions of Poles) or in the US (I swear I meet a new Ukranian every day). why can't they stay there and raise families within their own culture and language? I really don't get it.

    Replies: @Thea

  24. I’d rather have hard working youthful People of Color who are culturally enriching and don’t have hate in their hearts over white racists who are obsessed with dogs and tv shows

    If white men are so great surely they can compete with a few Peopke of Color

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Tiny Duck

    Tiny Duck, Koreans love dogs too, yum, yum. And I don't have my TD dictionary handy so what are Peopke of Color?

    Replies: @Anonymous

  25. @anonymous
    OFF TOPIC & OMG: White killer cops roaming the streets of New Orleans!

    A Black Lives Matter activist from South Carolina died Tuesday (Feb. 6) after being shot in the thigh earlier in the day on Bienville Street in New Orleans, according to the NOPD.

    The shooting victim has been identified as 32-year-old Muhiyidin Moye, an NOPD spokesman said Tuesday night and the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday.

    Moye -- who preferred the last name d'Baha, according to the Washington Post -- and was called "Moye" or "Moya" by loved ones, was struck by gunfire shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Bienville Street.

    d'Baha's mother did not want to speak with a reporter when reached by phone Tuesday night, saying only that her son was a "wonderful person."

    Police initially reported the shooting occurred in the 2400 block of Bienville Street, but later updated the location to the 1900 block.

    d'Baha was taken to a local hospital and later died of his wounds, police confirmed.
     
    The gofundme page is here: https://www.gofundme.com/services-for-moya

    Replies: @Lurker

    I read the Daily Mail story on this. There seemed to be an element in the comments who were buying into the assumption he was shot by the police or others for his ‘activism’.

    But certainly not by anyone remotely vibrant or even, perhaps, a dreamer.

  26. How many Somali-born cops walk the beat in front of Rep. Pelosi’s modest homestead?

    Oh, I forgot, the Minority Leader is not an Australian-born yoga instructor who got what she deserved for being inadequately diverse.

    • Agree: bomag
  27. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I played a round with a Dreamer once who had never picked up a club before. Not only did the guy birdie the last five holes, he did it while carrying the bags of the whole foursome. He finished up with a nine-under 64, a course record at the time, including a spectacular eagle on a 397-yard dogleg par four that ended with him chipping in from a bunker 185 yards from the green. And he did it while a torch-wielding KKK mob followed us from hole to hole. After the round, we offered to buy him a drink, but he politely informed us that he was a teetotaler and moreover was late for the class on American History he was teaching over at Dartmouth.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Anon

    I'm sure there will be a Star Wars movie about him.

    , @El Dato
    @Anon

    Definitely will replace you.

    And you.

    And you.

  28. Old woman yells at cloud.

    I can see this as a sign that they will not make a deal, and I hope that turns out to be true.

    I feel a tiny pang of sympathy for her staffers and any other people who were forced to listen to this deranged rambling.

    Does the full 8 hour video exist? Hopefully Someone on the right paying some kid to watch and transcribe the whole thing and create tagged catalogued clips for use in 2018 campaign ads/memes. That poor guy will probably be the only person to actually have any idea of the totality of what was said.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @27 year old

    I think Scott Adams had the right idea where he said there was never going to be a deal unless it was so canted towards what Trump wanted as to make the Dems cry in pain as it was passed.

    Everything since September has been Trump herding the Democrats down a box canyon with less and less egress routes until they're in the kill zone marked "anarchy party that wants to flood your neighborhood with 5 billion 80 IQ retards".

    DACA is dead in a month, and I think Trump will encourage McConnell to either severely limit or blow up the filibuster to pass his immigration bills.

    , @J.Ross
    @27 year old

    Imagine the look on Schumer's face when he bent the knee and gets a shutdown anyway.

  29. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5366353/Salma-Hayek-reveals-feeling-shame-Harvey-Weinstein.html

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a7b3b9ee4b08dfc92ff3b86

    #metoometoometoometoometoometoo!!!!

    From his grave the Reverend Jerry Falwell smiles from the grave as his eternal enemy the feminists do his job for him and attack the liberal smut peddlers of Hollywood he made a career trying to destroy…

    That? Oh that’s just my billionaire mogul husband.

  30. Shorter Nancy Pelopsi: “Make the Colonization of America Great Again”.

  31. @syonredux
    @Steve Sailer


    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

     


    God damn the continent of Europe. It is of merely antiquarian interest. Rome is only a few years behind Tyre and Babylon. The negroid streak creeps northward to defile the Nordic race. Already the Italians have the souls of blackamoors. Raise the bars of immigration and permit only Scandinavians, Teutons, Anglo-Saxons and Celts to enter. France made me sick. Its silly pose as the thing the world has to save.
     
    Fitzgerald to Edmund Wilson

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @Malcolm X-Lax

    I can’t say he’s wrong. How many Americans died for Europe only for the Western and Northen bits to commit suicide?

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Jack Hanson

    "How many Americans died for Europe"

    None.

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Jack Hanson

  32. Jack Hanson says:
    @27 year old
    Old woman yells at cloud.

    I can see this as a sign that they will not make a deal, and I hope that turns out to be true.

    I feel a tiny pang of sympathy for her staffers and any other people who were forced to listen to this deranged rambling.

    Does the full 8 hour video exist? Hopefully Someone on the right paying some kid to watch and transcribe the whole thing and create tagged catalogued clips for use in 2018 campaign ads/memes. That poor guy will probably be the only person to actually have any idea of the totality of what was said.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @J.Ross

    I think Scott Adams had the right idea where he said there was never going to be a deal unless it was so canted towards what Trump wanted as to make the Dems cry in pain as it was passed.

    Everything since September has been Trump herding the Democrats down a box canyon with less and less egress routes until they’re in the kill zone marked “anarchy party that wants to flood your neighborhood with 5 billion 80 IQ retards”.

    DACA is dead in a month, and I think Trump will encourage McConnell to either severely limit or blow up the filibuster to pass his immigration bills.

    • Agree: Antlitz Grollheim
  33. @syonredux
    @Steve Sailer


    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

     


    God damn the continent of Europe. It is of merely antiquarian interest. Rome is only a few years behind Tyre and Babylon. The negroid streak creeps northward to defile the Nordic race. Already the Italians have the souls of blackamoors. Raise the bars of immigration and permit only Scandinavians, Teutons, Anglo-Saxons and Celts to enter. France made me sick. Its silly pose as the thing the world has to save.
     
    Fitzgerald to Edmund Wilson

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @Malcolm X-Lax

    Who knew F. Scott Fitzgerald was “alt-right”? At least, unlike Faulkner, Fitzgerald didn’t threaten to shoot blacks in the streets of Oxford, Mississippi.

  34. @Anonymous
    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer....

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @gregor, @Randal, @whorefinder, @Reg Cæsar

    Yes! I read Stoddard’s Rising Tide of Color against World White Supremacy out of curiosity, inspired by the Gatsby reference. I was expecting an amusing screed. What I got instead was a really quite erudite geopolitical analysis wherein Stoddard lays out some of the history and situations of the major regions of the globe and “solves for the equilibrium” so to speak, offering numerous (often accurate) predictions of how things would play out. I looked up his bio midway through and noted that he was serious scholar, but this makes it an odd read since it’s rare nowadays (to say the least!) to find someone of those credentials writing a book with “white supremacy” used positively in the title. Stoddard was a Nordicist to be sure, and that underlying racial theory does poke through in places, but his use of “supremacy” is more just a description of the reality of (precarious) White political domination of the globe at that time, and his core thesis is that this political supremacy will NOT continue, that the White world will cede its colonies and beyond that there will be a flood of surplus population of the “colored races” into White homelands.

  35. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

    Replies: @syonredux, @gregor, @Stacy235l

    From blogger “n/a”

    http://racehist.blogspot.com/2010/03/racial-worldview-of-f-scott-fitzgerald.html

    Looks like an interesting blog, but appears to be dead.

  36. @syonredux

    We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country. Their commitment and courage and commitment to the American dream which drew them here in the first place strengthened the American dream. As newcomers with all of that hope and aspiration, they make America more American when they come here and that’s why our country will not stagnate.
     
    This is verging on word salad territory.Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke? Eight hours of speechifying at her age.....

    Replies: @Amasius, @bomag, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @SunBakedSuburb

    Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke?

    Pelosi’s latest embarrassment is typical for her. Her faculties have been impaired for her entire career. Dems give her a pass because she is ‘woman hear me roar’ and she raises lots of $.

  37. @syonredux
    @Wilkey


    Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous – got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

     

    Get WOKE, bigot. Latinx are better than the Pilgrims. Why, just look at how easy it was for them:

    Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees & blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast & furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils & miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element. Being thus past the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their preparation (as may be remembered by that which went before), they had now no friends to welcome them, nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies, no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succor. It is recorded in scripture as a mercy to the apostle & his shipwrecked company, that the barbarians showed them no small kindness in refreshing them, but these savage barbarians, when they met with them were readier to fill their sides full of arrows then otherwise

    And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp & violent & subject to cruel & fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places, much more to search an unknown coast. Besides, what could they see but a hideous & desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts & wild men? And what multitudes there might be of them they knew not. Neither could they, as it were, go up to the top of Pisgah, to view from this wilderness a more goodly country to feed their hopes; for which way soever they turned their eyes (save upward to the heavens) they could have little solace or content in respect of any outward objects. For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a weather-beaten face; and the whole country, full of woods & thickets, represented a wild & savage hue. If they looked behind them, there was the mighty ocean which they had passed, and was now as a main bar & gulf to separate them from all the civil parts of the world. What could now sustain them but the spirit of God & His grace? May not & ought not the children of these fathers, rightly say: Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness.
     
    William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Buffalo Joe

    Have to say,that is beautiful.

    Oh,and btw,fer Chrissake,if we can’t do the honorable thing and ban women from politics,can’t we at least get rid of them when they melt down to blubbering flapdoodle crazy spittle flecking old ladies?

  38. That settles it for me. We cannot take the risk that these wonderful, marvelous people will have grandchildren who are un-American worthless losers like we are.

    They have to go back.

  39. All this love for Hispanic illegal immigrants, yet she’d turn on them in a fury if it turned out they voted 70 to 18 for the Republicans.

    • Replies: @Corn
    @Harry Baldwin

    If illegal immigrants came from a demographic that leaned 70% Republican then Chuck Schumer would be wearing a Generalissimo uniform and manning a machine gun nest in southern Arizona.

  40. The lnked-to Breitbart commentary by Niel Munro is an example of how right-wing commentators are coming to rely on help from Republican operatives (possibly a new generation of A.I. robots) who impersonate Democratic leaders. Is the @realNancyPelosi being held captive while her avatar gives a self-discrediting Fidel-like eight-hour speech? As far as these commentators are concerned, Why come up with a parody when simple quotation suffices?

    Munro doesn’t even get the grammar right. Just do a search on “migrants which” to find an example of a dehumanizing use of relative pronouns. And he doesn’t even read the supporting documents to which he links. He says, “A 2009 Gallup survey showed that 165 million people wanted to migrate to the United States.” But follow the link and you will find that this outdated number is not a worldwide number, but only an estimate of would-be New Americans from half a continent, sub-Saharan Africa.

    Another interesting feature of this Brietbart page is seen in the right margin: a list of click-bait links with headlines worded to appeal to right-wing ideologues: “Leaked Obama Video Stuns Liberals. Watch His Guilty Face at 0:33”, “Liberals have Meltdown over Leaked Obama Video”, “Liberals Triggered Over Leaked Obama Video! Watch His Guilty Face at 0:33”. The FaceTwitGoog conglomerate must have software to tailor the headlines to the ideology of the sites on which ads appear. Judging from the headlines, all three of these come-ons must link to the same video, but two of the headlines are illustrated with non-Obama pictures: Nancy Pelosi, and Princess Elizabeth.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    What is your point?

  41. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    From College Fix

    Taylor Dumpson became the first black woman elected student president at American University last spring.

    Less than nine months into her term, she has achieved another first in recent campus history: resignation.

    Dumpson became a national name when her presidential term kicked off with bananas hanging from makeshift nooses around campus, with her historically black sorority initials written on them. Several months later, the school has yet to announce any suspects from the investigation.

    Her immediate resignation late last month came under murky circumstances – and trouble with her sorority.

    I get the impression that there have been rumors that she was responsible for the fake banana noose hate crime. The sorority kicked her out, and only her, with no explanation.

  42. @Harry Baldwin
    All this love for Hispanic illegal immigrants, yet she'd turn on them in a fury if it turned out they voted 70 to 18 for the Republicans.

    Replies: @Corn

    If illegal immigrants came from a demographic that leaned 70% Republican then Chuck Schumer would be wearing a Generalissimo uniform and manning a machine gun nest in southern Arizona.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  43. Pelosi can ramble on about a tan little boy, but if a Republican was waxing rhapsodically about a little white girl (or really any child, lets be honest), the soyboys at the Daily Show and other SJWs would make fun of it for eternity and imply he was a pedophile.

  44. She’s expounding on the need to save DACAstanis, when all she has to do is vote to accept Trump’s offer to save them. Of course she can’t do any such thing since Trump asked for concessions in return for his offer, which just shows what a dictator he is.

    Clown world doesn’t begin to describe this.

  45. @Anonymous
    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer....

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @gregor, @Randal, @whorefinder, @Reg Cæsar

    realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer….

    You confirm my own impression, that most modern readers would assume from his ideas that Lothrop Stoddard was a fringe Nazi of some kind, as mentioned recently here on Unz:

    Given just the nature of Stoddard’s writings, most people today, including most supposedly intelligent and informed members of the established elites, would assume him to be some kind of fringe Nazi, while of course he was in fact anything but fringe, until WW2 changed everything.

    The sheer scale and impact of the change in intellectual fashion, over the course of a few decades (less than one lifetime) really is breath-taking, and hard to grasp, for most who have not investigated for themselves.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Randal

    "The sheer scale and impact of the change in intellectual fashion, over the course of a few decades (less than one lifetime) really is breath-taking, and hard to grasp, for most who have not investigated for themselves."

    I can't claim to have investigated it but what I've experienced just in my lifetime is indeed breath-taking. Also, appalling, vile, irrational and unforgivable.

    , @gregor
    @Randal

    It’s looks like the last thing he published was his first hand account of life in Nazi Germany in 1940. That would have been prior to US entry into the war and prior to the start of “the final solution.” In Rising Tide of Color (published before the Nazi party arose) Stoddard was critical of “pan-Germanism” and other nationalist movements which he regarded as destroying solidarity within the White world. In the 1940 book, he gives a very matter-of-fact, fairly neutral description of Nazi Germany which I imagine seemed overly sympathetic, and his association with eugenics couldn’t have helped matters.

  46. — did I say courage twice? —

    She likes courage.

  47. “… some of whom have just catch the spark, catch the spark”
    Is “spark” the new “vibrant”?

  48. Madison Grant like most big of the big name eugenicists had no children. I think nordicism was always a risky thing to espouse. The truly rich with families have more to lose, their money and children’s prospects are hostage to societal norms. Tom Buchanan doesn’t ring true, unlike the impoverished, misogynistic, racist, antisemitic, misanthropic and unmarried character of Jason in The Sound and the Fury. Hard times make hard people. The wealthy lead sheltered lives.

  49. @Anonymous
    Will you people please stop focusing on the negative all the time? I read several excerpts of this delightful woman's tirade and was able to discover that she begins nearly every paragraph with the word "Again". This, at the least, indicates some self-awareness to the extent that she knows she's tiresome and repetitive.

    Of course, an alternate explanation might be that she and/or her speechwriters are taking their cues from Politburo pronouncements. We'll be able to determine this for certain if her next communique overuses the phrase "As is well known..."

    Trust me, this nation-wrecking business can be fun, if you just look at it the right way. Granted, it's better if it's not your own nation being wrecked, but why pick nits? It's not your nation anymore anyway.

    Replies: @stillCARealist

    She should begin every sentence with “and it came to pass…”

  50. This is verging on word salad territory.Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke? Eight hours of speechifying at her age…..

    Watch for Nancy to go Hannover Fist on national TV: experience an existential crisis of cognitive dissonance, Hulk out, and start smashing dreamers before demanding they pay the damned bribes she’s owed.

    We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country.

    Who explored this land? British colonists. Who trailblazed it? British colonists. Who pioneered it? British colonists. Who settled it? British colonists. Who fought and bled for it? British colonists. Who established the colonies? British colonists. Who fought the War of Independence? British colonists. Who created these United States of America? British colonists. Who built this country? British colonists.

    Who came after all the heavy lifting was done? The people Nancy filibusters for.

    Who are the only “immigrants” the Nancy Pelosis villify as murderers, rapists, thieves, genocidaires? British colonists.

    • Replies: @Samuel Skinner
    @Svigor

    Who immediately started importing immigrants to help them win elections? British colonists. Who imported enough black people that if it wasn't for immigration the United States would have Brazil style demographics? British colonists.

    No, not joking. Current demographics 12.1% non-hispanic black and about 27% English American/British American/American ethnicity so without immigrants the US would be about 30% blacks and 70% white.

  51. White guilt is disgusting. It’s even worse when you brainwash a child to hate his own skin and eye color. pic.twitter.com/nLXp5OIfDD

    — Based Monitored

    The really disgusting part (beyond the obvious “I’m running from Moon Landings to thatched huts” aspect) is that the Pelosis do it as a cynical pose but the Antonios are absorbing the message at an impressionable stage in their lives.

  52. @jim jones
    Rep. Matsui Dozes Off During Pelosi’s House Filibuster

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH6pLXBYhlg

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Twodees Partain, @Buffalo Joe

    I saw the old Oriental lady, if that’s the one you mean, nod off near the beginning, but I don’t know what happened later on, as I just woke up to write this reply.

  53. istevefan says:

    Again, a theme about honoring the vows of our Founders for a new order for the ages,

    Nancy, read the Naturalization Act of 1790 which was written by many Founders who were in the first Congress and signed into law by the Father of the country. Then get back with us.

  54. Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer are highly vulnerable to a political attack that accuses them of putting the interests of foreigners ahead of the interests of the citizens of the United States.

    We know Trump is reluctant to constantly feature the more populist aspects of why reducing legal immigration and deporting all illegal aliens would benefit regular Americans economically and culturally. Trump likes to talk about illegal alien invader criminals and Islamic terrorists exploiting US immigration policy to harm Americans. It is a very powerful political message and people get it on a gut level. But Trump needs to broaden his patriotic, pro-American immigration message.

    Trump needs to repeat constantly something simple that the Democrats will have no answer for. Nigel Farage did it for Brexit, it worked like a charm.

    Trump and his GOP spokesmen need to say something like this:

    Mass immigration and illegal immigration lowers wages, increases housing costs, overwhelms hospitals, swamps schools and harms the environment.

    Trump will win this midterm war if he stays strong and makes his case to the people. If Trump caves in and makes an immigration deal that gives amnesty to any illegal alien invaders whatsoever, he will have abdicated his role as defender of American sovereignty and the American people.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Charles Pewitt

    "If Trump caves in and makes an immigration deal that gives amnesty to any illegal alien invaders whatsoever, he will have abdicated his role as defender of American sovereignty and the American people."

    And then they'll vote for Hillary?

  55. OT

    Steve are you planning to review ‘Black Panther?’ According to the critics it makes ‘Citizen Kane’ look like ‘From Justin to Kelly’.

    Seriously. It’s THAT good! Or so I’ve been told.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @That Guy

    Black Panther: glancing through the reviews, it looks like domestic critics hail it as a celebration of the Black man; international critics say it's an okay movie.

    , @donut
    @That Guy

    It's a documentary, right ?

    , @whorefinder
    @That Guy

    The convergence of movie critics on this turd is eerily reminiscent of the corruption of critics as exposed in the Gamergate controversy.

    But the left doing this with critics is nothing new. Back in the 1970s DC comics launched a Green Lantern/Green Arrow joint comic book that was full of social justice messages and storylines. Critics fell all over themselves to gush about it, and gave it a ton of press and awards.

    And nobody bought the book. It failed miserably, and nearly killed off Green Lantern's popularity--and Green Lantern is one of the most important and popular DC comics superheros.

    After that comics avoided such preachiness in every story line, outside a "very special" issue. Now , of course, the DC/Marvel crew are trying it again, with the same results: every social justice comic book is tanking. And Vox Day will outsell them all.

    When will they ever learn?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  56. I notice a certain level of enthusiastic gushing over Rep. Pelosi’s “passion” from the left side of the spectrum today. Rep. Pelosi is closing in on 80. I’m all for octogenarians working, if they choose to do so. But, there’s a fine line between passion and obsession. At some point we may have to take out a restraining order on her for stalking us with her “passion”.

  57. @syonredux

    We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country. Their commitment and courage and commitment to the American dream which drew them here in the first place strengthened the American dream. As newcomers with all of that hope and aspiration, they make America more American when they come here and that’s why our country will not stagnate.
     
    This is verging on word salad territory.Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke? Eight hours of speechifying at her age.....

    Replies: @Amasius, @bomag, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @SunBakedSuburb

    This unfortunate woman needs to retire to her Pacific Heights mansion where she’ll be looked after by her brown-skinned, brown-eyed servants.

  58. It would be nice to splice all those quotes together with somebody shouting “CHEAP LABOR” in the background over and over.

  59. @Anonymous
    O/T

    Robots don't rot in the fields.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-easteurope-automation-insight/enter-the-robots-automation-fills-gaps-in-east-europes-factories-idUSKBN1FR1ZK

    The magic of Schengen somehow can't move the unemployed in PIGS to where there is a "shortage" and wages are "rising".


    Poland’s number is low thanks to the more than a million workers from neighboring Ukraine, which has a similar culture and language, on work permits that are relatively easy to obtain. Jakub Gontarek, an expert at a Polish employers’ union, said it was still cheaper for Polish companies to hire them or to pay more than to automate.
     

    Replies: @bomag, @stillCARealist

    Robots don’t rot in the fields.

    Those in the article who installed robots seemed pretty happy with the result.

    Reminds me that it is, in many ways, an adversarial relationship between employer and employed.

    “I, for one, welcome our robot overlords.”

    Pelosi et al embrace the adversarial nature of politics, happily installing a new people ’cause the old ones were just too fickle for her taste. The new people could well be seamlessly replaced by a more pliable and reliable robot demographic.

    In a way, the new immigrants are riding the tiger of political whim, imagining that when the time comes, they will be able to band together and resist Pelosi’s next plan to improve the world by getting rid of what came before. Good luck with that.

  60. @Svigor

    This is verging on word salad territory.Did Nancy Pelosi have a stroke? Eight hours of speechifying at her age…..
     
    Watch for Nancy to go Hannover Fist on national TV: experience an existential crisis of cognitive dissonance, Hulk out, and start smashing dreamers before demanding they pay the damned bribes she's owed.

    We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country.
     
    Who explored this land? British colonists. Who trailblazed it? British colonists. Who pioneered it? British colonists. Who settled it? British colonists. Who fought and bled for it? British colonists. Who established the colonies? British colonists. Who fought the War of Independence? British colonists. Who created these United States of America? British colonists. Who built this country? British colonists.

    Who came after all the heavy lifting was done? The people Nancy filibusters for.

    Who are the only "immigrants" the Nancy Pelosis villify as murderers, rapists, thieves, genocidaires? British colonists.

    Replies: @Samuel Skinner

    Who immediately started importing immigrants to help them win elections? British colonists. Who imported enough black people that if it wasn’t for immigration the United States would have Brazil style demographics? British colonists.

    No, not joking. Current demographics 12.1% non-hispanic black and about 27% English American/British American/American ethnicity so without immigrants the US would be about 30% blacks and 70% white.

  61. We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country. Their commitment and courage and commitment to the American dream which drew them here in the first place strengthened the American dream. As newcomers with all of that hope and aspiration, they make America more American when they come here and that’s why our country will not stagnate.

    The DACA recipients are the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human beings I’ve ever known in my life.

    • LOL: Kylie
  62. @That Guy
    OT

    Steve are you planning to review 'Black Panther?' According to the critics it makes 'Citizen Kane' look like 'From Justin to Kelly'.

    Seriously. It's THAT good! Or so I've been told.

    Replies: @bomag, @donut, @whorefinder

    Black Panther: glancing through the reviews, it looks like domestic critics hail it as a celebration of the Black man; international critics say it’s an okay movie.

  63. I used to have the fanciful idea that the reason those really awful movies get made is so that the CIA can tape someone’s eyelids open and use them to extract info. But even “Gigli” is a weak man’s drink compared to Nancy Pelosi speechifying for eight hours.

  64. It is a cult.

    I talked to a nice lady about it. She was complaining that her kids have no opportunities and squarely blamed Trumpism (and capitalism in general). I tried to explain to her the numbers, the mass migration impact on the labor market, the fact that there are 7 billion people in the Third World.

    He eyes glazed over, she told me that she believes in John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, in no borders, in the infinite brotherhood of men, that we are all ‘in it together’. It is a cult, incurable. And the lady had a PhD in something…

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Beckow

    Statistically, a PhD lowers your IQ - though it depends on the field.

  65. Would make good training text for an ELIZA or DeepDrumpf.

    It already sounds computer-generated, and 8 hrs is plenty of material.

    “DeepDreamer”.

  66. Peter Brimelow, the Brit known for head-related hirsutism, says Trump is right to talk “treason” when it comes to the Democrat Party’s nation-wrecking immigration schemes. Brimelow, who is highly enamored of beautiful Hibernian babes, says the answer to accusations of racism is to counter-attack by declaring support for open borders mass immigration to be treason against the historic American nation.

    Brimelow suggests that Trump, while responding to a man at a political rally who claimed the Democrats were treasonous, has now hit upon the theme that will politically damage the open borders Democrats and open borders Republicans.

    Brimelow from 1997:

    What the immigration enthusiasts are doing is, in the last analysis, treason.

    Treason? Well, I don`t literally mean they should be arrested and tried. I mean it in the same warm, cuddly, fun sense in which they describe us as xenophobes, nativists, racists, neo-Nazis…and ” un-American.”

    Treason is defined quite specifically in the U.S. Constitution (Article III, Section 3): Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. The Founders were specific because they were aware of the danger of what Oliver North was later memorably to describe as “criminalizing policy differences.”

    But the Founders did not mean that only armed attack constituted treason. The Supreme Court, in Cramer, quoted a definition of treason as “an act which weakens or tends to weaken the power of the [United States] . . .” Treason required an act and conscious intent; but not necessarily war.

    And this definition of treason must be read in the context of what the Founders believed they were doing. The preamble to the Constitution begins: “We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity . . .” [Italics mine.]

    Not posterity in general, note—but the specific posterity of those men who signed that document. They represented a full-fledged nation. Newcomers might be assimilated. But there was no thought that they should transform.

    Today, however, immigration triggered by the 1965 Act is changing the U.S. in a way unprecedented in history. The Census Bureau projects that by 2050, the population will be nearly 400 million, of whom 130 million will be post-1970 immigrants and their descendants—virtually all from non-traditional sources of U.S. immigration. So by 2050, the U.S. will be “a place that George Washington would not recognize,” as historian John Hope Franklin recently gloated to Duke University freshmen.

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-immigration-debate-racism-or-treason

    President Trump’s repetition of a man’s claims that the Democrats are treasonous is a patriotic response to the machinations of the Deep State and all politicians who push mass legal immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    MASS IMMIGRATION IS TREASON

    TREASONOUS POLITICIANS REWARD ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH AMNESTY

  67. @JohnnyD
    Nancy is giving the Trump people good material for the 2020 campaign ads.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Nancy is giving the Trump people good material for the 2020 campaign ads.

    Exactly. I wish someone on his staff could inject some discipline and make sure we don’t get a sellout deal or have an election based on Trump’s military parade or demands for clapping.

    Let’s have an election based on the Democrats love for their “dreamers”, and how they are (50%+ HS dropouts) just plain better than us. Spend up some clean bills for mandatory E-verify, the Wall, ending the diversity lottery visas, ending birth tourism as well, to force recorded votes.

    Basically let’s have an election based on Open Borders versus sanity.

    • Replies: @Glaivester
    @AnotherDad

    50% + High School dropouts? Do you have a link for that? I can use that data on Twitter or in other debates if you have a link.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @larry lurker

    , @SEATAF
    @AnotherDad

    Powerful issue, but GOP donors will close their wallets. Catch-22.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

  68. @Anonymous
    O/T

    Robots don't rot in the fields.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-easteurope-automation-insight/enter-the-robots-automation-fills-gaps-in-east-europes-factories-idUSKBN1FR1ZK

    The magic of Schengen somehow can't move the unemployed in PIGS to where there is a "shortage" and wages are "rising".


    Poland’s number is low thanks to the more than a million workers from neighboring Ukraine, which has a similar culture and language, on work permits that are relatively easy to obtain. Jakub Gontarek, an expert at a Polish employers’ union, said it was still cheaper for Polish companies to hire them or to pay more than to automate.
     

    Replies: @bomag, @stillCARealist

    Why are all these young people so eager to leave their home countries? If there’s so much well-paid work available you’d think they’d want to stay. The cost of living must be far cheaper in Poland or Ukraine than in Britain (where there’s zillions of Poles) or in the US (I swear I meet a new Ukranian every day). why can’t they stay there and raise families within their own culture and language? I really don’t get it.

    • Replies: @Thea
    @stillCARealist

    Moves & propaganda make the US look like the promised land. No one over there seems to realize WE are actually Upper Volta with nukes.

  69. “We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country.”

    Now you know why All of the big internet companies are located in California. It’s the immigration, stupid.

    The only way to solve the invigoration problem is for every American citizen between 21 and 40 to get married and start popping out citizen babies, and then demand rights for them.

    I did my part. How about you?

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @Anon7

    The neat part is that if you follow this advice, you get to have children to love!

    Mmmm... snuggle, snuggle, kiss, kiss.

  70. @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyD


    Nancy is giving the Trump people good material for the 2020 campaign ads.
     
    Exactly. I wish someone on his staff could inject some discipline and make sure we don't get a sellout deal or have an election based on Trump's military parade or demands for clapping.

    Let's have an election based on the Democrats love for their "dreamers", and how they are (50%+ HS dropouts) just plain better than us. Spend up some clean bills for mandatory E-verify, the Wall, ending the diversity lottery visas, ending birth tourism as well, to force recorded votes.

    Basically let's have an election based on Open Borders versus sanity.

    Replies: @Glaivester, @SEATAF

    50% + High School dropouts? Do you have a link for that? I can use that data on Twitter or in other debates if you have a link.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Glaivester

    The latest numbers I could find show that Mexican immigrants are graduating from American high schools at a rate of 77.8%, which is a laugh riot because, according to Wikipedia, they only graduate from Mexican high schools at 45%! What grade inflation?

    The Education/Governmental complex will assure that all Dreamers will have Ph.Ds, no matter that the post-doctoral reading list consists of Dick & Jane stories.

    , @larry lurker
    @Glaivester

    The only figure I've heard was that over 50% were either drop outs or still in high school.

    The mean DREAMer age is 24 or 25 so there can't be that many still in school, but it would be nice to know just the number of, say, DREAMers who are 20+ with no high school diploma or GED.

  71. @The Alarmist
    Someone should do a split-screen of the highlights of her speech next to videos of all the rough looking hombres riding the trains north to the US a couple years ago. Bonus points if it includes pictures or footage of actual MS-13 Yewts.

    Replies: @Kylie

    “Rough looking hombres riding the trains north to the US”?

    You mean like this guy?

    Ángel Maturino Reséndiz https://g.co/kgs/LrV2tw

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Kylie

    Yeah, he'll do, but need some of the younger ones to drive home the point we are not talking about your run of the mill honour students.

  72. @That Guy
    OT

    Steve are you planning to review 'Black Panther?' According to the critics it makes 'Citizen Kane' look like 'From Justin to Kelly'.

    Seriously. It's THAT good! Or so I've been told.

    Replies: @bomag, @donut, @whorefinder

    It’s a documentary, right ?

  73. @Anon7
    “We’re a great country because we’re constantly reinvigorated by immigrants coming to our country.”

    Now you know why All of the big internet companies are located in California. It’s the immigration, stupid.

    The only way to solve the invigoration problem is for every American citizen between 21 and 40 to get married and start popping out citizen babies, and then demand rights for them.

    I did my part. How about you?

    Replies: @stillCARealist

    The neat part is that if you follow this advice, you get to have children to love!

    Mmmm… snuggle, snuggle, kiss, kiss.

  74. @Randal
    @Anonymous


    realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer….
     
    You confirm my own impression, that most modern readers would assume from his ideas that Lothrop Stoddard was a fringe Nazi of some kind, as mentioned recently here on Unz:

    Given just the nature of Stoddard’s writings, most people today, including most supposedly intelligent and informed members of the established elites, would assume him to be some kind of fringe Nazi, while of course he was in fact anything but fringe, until WW2 changed everything.

    The sheer scale and impact of the change in intellectual fashion, over the course of a few decades (less than one lifetime) really is breath-taking, and hard to grasp, for most who have not investigated for themselves.

    Replies: @Kylie, @gregor

    “The sheer scale and impact of the change in intellectual fashion, over the course of a few decades (less than one lifetime) really is breath-taking, and hard to grasp, for most who have not investigated for themselves.”

    I can’t claim to have investigated it but what I’ve experienced just in my lifetime is indeed breath-taking. Also, appalling, vile, irrational and unforgivable.

  75. @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyD


    Nancy is giving the Trump people good material for the 2020 campaign ads.
     
    Exactly. I wish someone on his staff could inject some discipline and make sure we don't get a sellout deal or have an election based on Trump's military parade or demands for clapping.

    Let's have an election based on the Democrats love for their "dreamers", and how they are (50%+ HS dropouts) just plain better than us. Spend up some clean bills for mandatory E-verify, the Wall, ending the diversity lottery visas, ending birth tourism as well, to force recorded votes.

    Basically let's have an election based on Open Borders versus sanity.

    Replies: @Glaivester, @SEATAF

    Powerful issue, but GOP donors will close their wallets. Catch-22.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @SEATAF


    Powerful issue, but GOP donors will close their wallets. Catch-22.
     
    Maybe, but maybe not. Let us try it and see. GOP donors are whores. Once the wind changes they will tack correspondingly.
  76. @eah
    https://twitter.com/BasedMonitored/status/961466599776583682

    Replies: @Ernie, @Bill Jones

    The Democrats seem to be determined never to get a white working class vote again.

    “Here are some quotes by Gompers:

    ” One thing to be considered in discussing immigration is that the greater the number of immigrants the less American the United States becomes. . . . The American Federation of Labor believes that the foreigners now in this country should be assimilated before others are permitted to come except from such countries as Great Britain, France, Germany and Scandinavia. (SG to William Gerber, May 31, 1923)”

    ” I agree with you, too, that it is hardly fair to have our people crowded out of employment by those who simply come here for the purpose of working at low wages — higher than those they may be accustomed to in their own countries– and then after a while return there.”

    ” The workers of America have felt most keenly the pernicious results of the establishment of foreign standards of work, wages and conduct in American industries and commerce. Foreign standards of wages do not permit American standards of life. Foreign labor has driven American workers out of many trades, callings, and communities, and the influence of those lower standards has permeated widely. . . . The labor movement has urged the adoption of a national policy that would enable us to select as future citizens of our country those who can be assimilated and made truly American. .”

    • Agree: eah
  77. All the institutions of the world really have gone insane.

    This Anglican Bishop wants the UK’s Prince George to be a sodomite.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prince-george-gay-chrisitians-pray-church-scotland-st-marys-cathedral-glasgow-royal-family-duke-a8086176.html

    “Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay in order to force the Church of England to support same-sex marriage, a senior Anglican minister has said.

    The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth wrote in a blog post that Christians should hope that “the Lord blesses George with the love of a fine young gentleman” to help the progression of LGBTQ+ rights in the church.”

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Bill Jones

    Bill, Hmmmm, didn't work out so well with the Catholic Church, remember Bishops and Cardinals are princes of the faith.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

  78. @Jack Hanson
    @syonredux

    I can't say he's wrong. How many Americans died for Europe only for the Western and Northen bits to commit suicide?

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    “How many Americans died for Europe”

    None.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @Bill Jones

    Please do elaborate.

    , @Jack Hanson
    @Bill Jones

    Pretty sure there's a bunch of Americans buried across Europe who would disagree.

    Replies: @Bill jones

  79. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    A lot of middle class people became Republicans and pro-capitalist. There was a time when capitalism was the backbone of the Middle Class.

    But as globalism favors the upper crust and undermines middle class security with outsourcing of jobs and insourcing of cheaper workers, middle class can no longer look to capitalism as their bread-and-butter.

    They will look to government jobs as the best assurance of middle class security. This turns the middle class more Democratic.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Anon

    It’s true that government jobs are the only ones left with decent wages, the 40 hour week and Jin security. But the law of affirmative action requires that government jobs go only to POC and occasionally White gays and trannies.

    Government jobs are a monopoly for unqualified non Whites

    Replies: @L Woods

  80. Nancy Pelosi has dozens of fellow Democrat Party US House Reps who might strongly agree with her on putting the interests of illegal aliens ahead of the interests of US citizens, but other Democrat US House Reps do not want to lose too many White voters over the issue of illegal immigration.

    A reporter has noted that one Democrat US House Rep don’t much like the fact that Pelosi is putting the illegal alien issue front and center.

    Pelosi and other Californians might forget how many US House Reps the state has. Pelosi needs to talk to all of her caucus, who represent districts all over the nation, and not just her fellow Californians.
    Pelosi might have to develop a way to get the broader sense of her party on immigration matters, rather than listening to California US House Reps who are not in swing districts.

  81. I think she’s having a manic episode. She’s starting to think she’s Joan of Arc now.

  82. @Glaivester
    @AnotherDad

    50% + High School dropouts? Do you have a link for that? I can use that data on Twitter or in other debates if you have a link.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @larry lurker

    The latest numbers I could find show that Mexican immigrants are graduating from American high schools at a rate of 77.8%, which is a laugh riot because, according to Wikipedia, they only graduate from Mexican high schools at 45%! What grade inflation?

    The Education/Governmental complex will assure that all Dreamers will have Ph.Ds, no matter that the post-doctoral reading list consists of Dick & Jane stories.

  83. @Glaivester
    @AnotherDad

    50% + High School dropouts? Do you have a link for that? I can use that data on Twitter or in other debates if you have a link.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @larry lurker

    The only figure I’ve heard was that over 50% were either drop outs or still in high school.

    The mean DREAMer age is 24 or 25 so there can’t be that many still in school, but it would be nice to know just the number of, say, DREAMers who are 20+ with no high school diploma or GED.

  84. @jim jones
    Rep. Matsui Dozes Off During Pelosi’s House Filibuster

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH6pLXBYhlg

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Twodees Partain, @Buffalo Joe

    Damn, Enver Hoxha rides again.

  85. @stillCARealist
    @Anonymous

    Why are all these young people so eager to leave their home countries? If there's so much well-paid work available you'd think they'd want to stay. The cost of living must be far cheaper in Poland or Ukraine than in Britain (where there's zillions of Poles) or in the US (I swear I meet a new Ukranian every day). why can't they stay there and raise families within their own culture and language? I really don't get it.

    Replies: @Thea

    Moves & propaganda make the US look like the promised land. No one over there seems to realize WE are actually Upper Volta with nukes.

  86. OT but it looks like The Atlantic has finally gotten around to closing down its online comments.

    • Replies: @Vinteuil
    @International Jew

    "The Atlantic has finally gotten around to closing down its online comments."

    Our host posted on this six days ago:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/jeffrey-goldberg-closes-the-atlantics-comments-sections/

    The one problem with Sailer's extreme productivity is that important & interesting posts disappear below the fold almost before everybody gets a chance to see & comment on them.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Twodees Partain

  87. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

    Replies: @syonredux, @gregor, @Stacy235l

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.

    Fitzgerald has Tom say that not to make the character look bad, but to make him look humane. It shows that he actually cares about people who aren’t rich. Daisy doesn’t. When Tom speaks of the book she makes fun of him for it. The writer is letting us know from the beginning that she’s the villain. Most people can’t figure this out despite the fact that she actually kills someone at the end.

    That what’s so maddening about the book. We read about this guy desperately trying to win back the villain.

    • Replies: @Stacy235l
    @Stacy235l

    I forgot to include my original point, so here it is.

    Despite being an aggressive jerk the character Tom Buchanan actually cares about his fellow countrymen/nordics/whatever. It's mentioned that he was depressed by the book. I doubt Rep. Pelosi actually cares about these aliens/immigrants/whatever. I seriously doubt that she gets depressed thinking about them. They're just pawns.

  88. @Wilkey
    Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous - got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

    Here's an idea: we tell anyone in the world they can immigrate to America. The only catch is we make them play a game called American settlement roulette. It's like Russian roulette, only the revolver is filled with enough rounds to approximate the average mortality rate of the first years of the Plymouth, Jamestown, and Roanoake colonies.

    If we are going to praise these immigrants for being every bit as courageous as our first settlers perhaps we should hold them to it?

    Courageous? Staying at home and fixing the messes in their home countries would be the courageous, responsible thing to do.

    Replies: @syonredux, @helena, @Buffalo Joe

    Wilkey, just let them play the computer game, “The Oregon Trail.” They make it all the way across the continent, they can stay. Damn, I have never make it across with my computer family intact.

  89. @Charles Pewitt
    Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer are highly vulnerable to a political attack that accuses them of putting the interests of foreigners ahead of the interests of the citizens of the United States.

    We know Trump is reluctant to constantly feature the more populist aspects of why reducing legal immigration and deporting all illegal aliens would benefit regular Americans economically and culturally. Trump likes to talk about illegal alien invader criminals and Islamic terrorists exploiting US immigration policy to harm Americans. It is a very powerful political message and people get it on a gut level. But Trump needs to broaden his patriotic, pro-American immigration message.

    Trump needs to repeat constantly something simple that the Democrats will have no answer for. Nigel Farage did it for Brexit, it worked like a charm.

    Trump and his GOP spokesmen need to say something like this:

    Mass immigration and illegal immigration lowers wages, increases housing costs, overwhelms hospitals, swamps schools and harms the environment.

    Trump will win this midterm war if he stays strong and makes his case to the people. If Trump caves in and makes an immigration deal that gives amnesty to any illegal alien invaders whatsoever, he will have abdicated his role as defender of American sovereignty and the American people.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    “If Trump caves in and makes an immigration deal that gives amnesty to any illegal alien invaders whatsoever, he will have abdicated his role as defender of American sovereignty and the American people.”

    And then they’ll vote for Hillary?

  90. @syonredux
    @Wilkey


    Again, their parents were so courageous.

    Courageous – got it. Just like the early settlers of America.

     

    Get WOKE, bigot. Latinx are better than the Pilgrims. Why, just look at how easy it was for them:

    Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees & blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast & furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils & miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element. Being thus past the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their preparation (as may be remembered by that which went before), they had now no friends to welcome them, nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies, no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succor. It is recorded in scripture as a mercy to the apostle & his shipwrecked company, that the barbarians showed them no small kindness in refreshing them, but these savage barbarians, when they met with them were readier to fill their sides full of arrows then otherwise

    And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp & violent & subject to cruel & fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places, much more to search an unknown coast. Besides, what could they see but a hideous & desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts & wild men? And what multitudes there might be of them they knew not. Neither could they, as it were, go up to the top of Pisgah, to view from this wilderness a more goodly country to feed their hopes; for which way soever they turned their eyes (save upward to the heavens) they could have little solace or content in respect of any outward objects. For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a weather-beaten face; and the whole country, full of woods & thickets, represented a wild & savage hue. If they looked behind them, there was the mighty ocean which they had passed, and was now as a main bar & gulf to separate them from all the civil parts of the world. What could now sustain them but the spirit of God & His grace? May not & ought not the children of these fathers, rightly say: Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness.
     
    William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Buffalo Joe

    syon, when my grandparents came over on their luxury yacht they landed in a country completely build by black slaves. My grandfather took a job building an extra rail line just to keep busy. Nana basically had nothing to do in their cold water, walk up tenement house, so she raised 8 kids. No TV back then you know.

  91. Democrat US House Rep on Pelosi’s amnesty for illegal aliens speech. As reported by Sahil Kapur, Bloomberg:

    “Many of our members are furious,” the member said. “We have spent the last three weeks insisting that we don’t want to shut the government down over DACA, and she essentially made the whole thing about it.”

    “Virtually everyone trying to win seats outside of California feels she has hurt their chances,” the House Democrat concluded.

  92. @jim jones
    Rep. Matsui Dozes Off During Pelosi’s House Filibuster

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH6pLXBYhlg

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Twodees Partain, @Buffalo Joe

    jim, I am surprised no dem stood up, screamed enough and shot NP and then themselves.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @Buffalo Joe

    The way things have been that's not outside the realm of possibility.

  93. @Tiny Duck
    I'd rather have hard working youthful People of Color who are culturally enriching and don't have hate in their hearts over white racists who are obsessed with dogs and tv shows

    If white men are so great surely they can compete with a few Peopke of Color

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Tiny Duck, Koreans love dogs too, yum, yum. And I don’t have my TD dictionary handy so what are Peopke of Color?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Buffalo Joe


    I don’t have my TD dictionary handy so what are Peopke of Color?
     
    Not sure, but I've a feeling they're a bit on the reprllent side..
  94. @Anonymous
    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer....

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @gregor, @Randal, @whorefinder, @Reg Cæsar

    Fitzgerald was satirizing himself or fellow travelers on his racial issue.

    Then again, it could simultaneously be that Fitzgerald was making the point that those alpha males who are ardently passionate about the white race and treat women like playthings (Buchanon) get everything (Daisy and a mistress), while those (Gatsby) who mix with non-whites (Gatsby, who does business with Jewish mobsters) and put women on pedestals (Daisy) get nothing but misery and one-itis.

    Fitzgerald was, in personality, likely more beta than alpha. His own manipulative wife had him twisted into an insecure mess so much so that Hemingway had to make Fitzgerald feel better about the size of Fitzgerald’s penis. Not kidding about that story.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @whorefinder

    Fitzgerald was definitely a beta who was harassed by his insane wife. Of course now the whole history is being retconned such that she's the one who wrote all of his great works. BTW don't forget Gatsby's real name was Gatz. Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you.

  95. @Stacy235l
    @Steve Sailer


    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 letter to Edmund Wilson about the need for immigration control sounds just like Tom Buchanan.
     
    Fitzgerald has Tom say that not to make the character look bad, but to make him look humane. It shows that he actually cares about people who aren't rich. Daisy doesn't. When Tom speaks of the book she makes fun of him for it. The writer is letting us know from the beginning that she's the villain. Most people can't figure this out despite the fact that she actually kills someone at the end.

    That what's so maddening about the book. We read about this guy desperately trying to win back the villain.

    Replies: @Stacy235l

    I forgot to include my original point, so here it is.

    Despite being an aggressive jerk the character Tom Buchanan actually cares about his fellow countrymen/nordics/whatever. It’s mentioned that he was depressed by the book. I doubt Rep. Pelosi actually cares about these aliens/immigrants/whatever. I seriously doubt that she gets depressed thinking about them. They’re just pawns.

  96. @Bill Jones
    All the institutions of the world really have gone insane.

    This Anglican Bishop wants the UK's Prince George to be a sodomite.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prince-george-gay-chrisitians-pray-church-scotland-st-marys-cathedral-glasgow-royal-family-duke-a8086176.html

    "Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay in order to force the Church of England to support same-sex marriage, a senior Anglican minister has said.

    The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth wrote in a blog post that Christians should hope that “the Lord blesses George with the love of a fine young gentleman” to help the progression of LGBTQ+ rights in the church."

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Bill, Hmmmm, didn’t work out so well with the Catholic Church, remember Bishops and Cardinals are princes of the faith.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yet they live like princes with no definable work product.

    Sounds like a deal to me.

    (but I'd prefer not to sodomize children.)

  97. @That Guy
    OT

    Steve are you planning to review 'Black Panther?' According to the critics it makes 'Citizen Kane' look like 'From Justin to Kelly'.

    Seriously. It's THAT good! Or so I've been told.

    Replies: @bomag, @donut, @whorefinder

    The convergence of movie critics on this turd is eerily reminiscent of the corruption of critics as exposed in the Gamergate controversy.

    But the left doing this with critics is nothing new. Back in the 1970s DC comics launched a Green Lantern/Green Arrow joint comic book that was full of social justice messages and storylines. Critics fell all over themselves to gush about it, and gave it a ton of press and awards.

    And nobody bought the book. It failed miserably, and nearly killed off Green Lantern’s popularity–and Green Lantern is one of the most important and popular DC comics superheros.

    After that comics avoided such preachiness in every story line, outside a “very special” issue. Now , of course, the DC/Marvel crew are trying it again, with the same results: every social justice comic book is tanking. And Vox Day will outsell them all.

    When will they ever learn?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @whorefinder

    Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie, like most Marvel films are pretty good.

    Reviewing movies isn't very hard, while making movies is harder: a sizable fraction of movies just aren't very good. The odds that Black Panther is one of those movies that just don't work, given the critical reaction, is very low.

    So, it's probably pretty good.

    The director has made two competent movies before, so it would hardly be a stretch for him to make a third, especially with all the support and supervision Marvel provides.

    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can't hurt it.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @whorefinder, @whorefinder, @Vinteuil

  98. For what it’s worth, as a 72 year old guy, I admire Pelosi’s bladder control.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @Buffalo Joe

    You should admire and pity the poor bastard who put the catheter in her.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Ivy

  99. @Anon
    I played a round with a Dreamer once who had never picked up a club before. Not only did the guy birdie the last five holes, he did it while carrying the bags of the whole foursome. He finished up with a nine-under 64, a course record at the time, including a spectacular eagle on a 397-yard dogleg par four that ended with him chipping in from a bunker 185 yards from the green. And he did it while a torch-wielding KKK mob followed us from hole to hole. After the round, we offered to buy him a drink, but he politely informed us that he was a teetotaler and moreover was late for the class on American History he was teaching over at Dartmouth.

    Replies: @bomag, @El Dato

    I’m sure there will be a Star Wars movie about him.

  100. @whorefinder
    @That Guy

    The convergence of movie critics on this turd is eerily reminiscent of the corruption of critics as exposed in the Gamergate controversy.

    But the left doing this with critics is nothing new. Back in the 1970s DC comics launched a Green Lantern/Green Arrow joint comic book that was full of social justice messages and storylines. Critics fell all over themselves to gush about it, and gave it a ton of press and awards.

    And nobody bought the book. It failed miserably, and nearly killed off Green Lantern's popularity--and Green Lantern is one of the most important and popular DC comics superheros.

    After that comics avoided such preachiness in every story line, outside a "very special" issue. Now , of course, the DC/Marvel crew are trying it again, with the same results: every social justice comic book is tanking. And Vox Day will outsell them all.

    When will they ever learn?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie, like most Marvel films are pretty good.

    Reviewing movies isn’t very hard, while making movies is harder: a sizable fraction of movies just aren’t very good. The odds that Black Panther is one of those movies that just don’t work, given the critical reaction, is very low.

    So, it’s probably pretty good.

    The director has made two competent movies before, so it would hardly be a stretch for him to make a third, especially with all the support and supervision Marvel provides.

    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can’t hurt it.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Steve Sailer

    The movie will suck like Wonder Woman and Star Wars Last White Guy for the same reason. Mary Sue perfection.

    No flaws, relatability, human drama, etc just perfect Mary Sue.

    But its all Black all the time. So critics aka professional whores love it.

    The lead character disappears third act so yeah it sucks

    Get woke go broke

    Replies: @Neoconned

    , @whorefinder
    @Steve Sailer


    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can’t hurt it.
     
    Actually, that's likely what will hurt it, if anything. Keven Feige (the producer of the Marvel Universe) has been extremely good at making sure the tone, setting, and stories of all the Marvel films build on one another in a way that makes them all seem to occur in the same universe and makes the team-up films make sense. He's been an extremely good three-ring-circus conductor on a grand scale, making sure scripts don't get indulgent and references are regularly dropped to future events.

    For example, I just rewatched the first Avengers movie, and the argument scene between all the characters in the laboratory on the SHIELD ship deftly and subtly set up/reinforced Cap's anti-government worries in Winter Soldier and Civil War, the Iron Man/Captain America division leading to Civil War, the love story between Widow and Hulk that blossomed in Age of Ultron, Fury's duplicity even to other SHIELD members (as seen in Winter Soldier), and Thor's arrogance and later movies as well.

    All this in a tight scene meant merely to setup an explosion meant to end the second act; that's really good tight production work. That meant every movie doesn't get out of hand with bad directorial decisions because the director is limited to freedom in throwaway dialogue and action scenes. That means a fan boy isn't going to be jarred between films and will come back wanting more and rewatch them when bored.

    If Feige really was more hands off with Black Panther, it means the story won't flow as well as with the other movies because the director isn't being held to the in-movie-universe rules as much, and those in-universe consistencies have been what guarantees a fanboi will go see a Marvel superhero movie he normally wouldn't; he might not be a fan of Iron Man, but he knows the movie works in the bigger picture with Thor and Captain America and has good scenes with easter eggs, so he'll go for those reasons. So that would suggest that more free hand potentially bodes more problems.

    And c'mon Steve, you know enough about movies: do you really think they'd release this in February if it was a sure-fire hit? They'd put it in May or July instead.

    , @whorefinder
    @Steve Sailer

    And this is exactly like Girlbusters and Star Wars: The Last White Guy: critics "overwhelmingly" love it, and but audiences find it lukewarm/negative. You're being too kind to bought-and-paid-for critics and terrified-of-being-unpersoned critics.

    The overwhelming consensus is a sign these are fake reviews; if there were more allowed negative reviews, I might trust a high score more.

    And let's not forget: these gushingly positive reviews are by the same folks who gushed over Girlbusters and The Last White Guy. In other words, most of these critics gushing here have zero credibility. You might as well believe the NY Times presidential polls after they had Hillary at a 98% of winning on the day of the election. Fool me once, fool me twice, but fool me three times? C'mon...

    , @Vinteuil
    @Steve Sailer

    "Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie..."

    Undoubtedly. Where "pretty good" means a slick, calculated, focus-group-tested corporate product, like Doctor Strange or Iron Man Part VI or Despicable Me Part XII &c.

    These guys don't get & stay rich by accident. They know the buttons to push, and they know how to push them.

    People really need to remember - the movies are not (mostly) an art form. They're (mostly) a business. Like McDonald's, or Chipotle, or Red Lobster.

  101. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - Soros gives £400,000 (that we know of) to stop Brexit (the campaign is the usual mix of Blairites and financiers).

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42984594

    Replies: @El Dato

    It’s antisemitic to name Soros in relation to money donations to political groups:

    https://www.rt.com/uk/418240-nick-timothy-anti-semitism/

    (I say: The guy is certainly free to do as he pleases, but one should be able to talk about it.)

    Hair-rising is that one of the defenses against accusations of antisemitism because one wrote an article about George’s meddling is to note one’s previous committment to Israel. (Kinda like taking out insurance … “nice job you got there, shame about the antisemitism”)

    Meanwhile, members of the diplomatic corps are on tape for plotting to “take down” troublesome parliamentarians:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/07/israeli-diplomat-shai-masot-caught-on-camera-plotting-to-take-down-uk-mps

    How’s that for meddling?

    Yup, better move along fast.

  102. Exactly none of Pelosi’s grandchildren attend school with a DACA-ite.

  103. @Bill Jones
    @Jack Hanson

    "How many Americans died for Europe"

    None.

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Jack Hanson

    Please do elaborate.

  104. @Bill Jones
    @Jack Hanson

    "How many Americans died for Europe"

    None.

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Jack Hanson

    Pretty sure there’s a bunch of Americans buried across Europe who would disagree.

    • Replies: @Bill jones
    @Jack Hanson

    Bollocks.

    They died for Ameican warmongers globalist clowns like Wilson and Roosevelte.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

  105. @Steve Sailer
    @whorefinder

    Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie, like most Marvel films are pretty good.

    Reviewing movies isn't very hard, while making movies is harder: a sizable fraction of movies just aren't very good. The odds that Black Panther is one of those movies that just don't work, given the critical reaction, is very low.

    So, it's probably pretty good.

    The director has made two competent movies before, so it would hardly be a stretch for him to make a third, especially with all the support and supervision Marvel provides.

    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can't hurt it.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @whorefinder, @whorefinder, @Vinteuil

    The movie will suck like Wonder Woman and Star Wars Last White Guy for the same reason. Mary Sue perfection.

    No flaws, relatability, human drama, etc just perfect Mary Sue.

    But its all Black all the time. So critics aka professional whores love it.

    The lead character disappears third act so yeah it sucks

    Get woke go broke

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @Whiskey

    When my family went to see Star wars on opening day and Luke vanished like Yoda. My father made an observation that may or may not be true.... He said like when Han Solo vanished into the mist in the first film Luke vanished in the 2nd one....he said the symbolism was on purpose....the old white man is vanishing away and the multiculti kids are taking over....

    Du no if I agree with that theory but it is interesting....

  106. @Anonymous
    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer....

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @gregor, @Randal, @whorefinder, @Reg Cæsar

    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer…

    Stoddard wrote, and thought, in the elegant but tough, he-man style of Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt. I wish there were more writers like that today. Tom Wolfe may come close, but is too wry, as is Gay Talese. But they sure know how to dress. As Fitzgerald did.

    Hilaire Belloc was another elegant toughie. His friend, GK Chesterton, could be both tough and sappy, often at the same time. Kind of like Dorothy Fields’s lyrics.

    (Come to think of it, what could be more Catholic than being brutally tough and mushily sappy at the same time, in the same message?)

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Churchill could be pretty wry, too. On the death of Richard The Lionheart


    "Gangrene set in, and Coeur de Lion knew that he must pay a soldier’s debt. He prepared for death with fortitude and calm, and in accordance with the principles he had followed. He arranged his affairs; he divided his personal belongings among his friends or bequeathed them to charity. He sent for his mother, the redoubtable Eleanor, who was at hand. He declared John to be his heir, and made all present swear fealty to him. He ordered the archer who had shot the fatal bolt, and who was now a prisoner, to be brought before him. He pardoned him, and made him a gift of money. For seven years he had not confessed for fear of being compelled to be reconciled to Philip, but now he received the offices of the Church with sincere and exemplary piety, and died in the forty-second year of his age on April 6, 1199, worthy, by the consent of all men, to sit with King Arthur and Roland and other heroes of martial romance at some Eternal Round Table, which we trust the Creator of the Universe in His comprehension will not have forgotten to provide.

    The archer was flayed alive. "
     
  107. @Buffalo Joe
    @jim jones

    jim, I am surprised no dem stood up, screamed enough and shot NP and then themselves.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

    The way things have been that’s not outside the realm of possibility.

  108. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Nancy Pelosi is a dummy. The real masters of the Diversity Narrative are Jews. If Pelosi naively believes in the nonsense she’s peddling, Jews like Chuck Schumer use the Diversity Card for their Tribal Power.
    Jews have elite power but weak numbers. 2% is always vulnerable against the 98%. So, there is this Jewish use of Diversity against whites.

    But here’s the problem. Jews have a hard time making Diversity love Jews. Mexicans and Asians are indifferent about Jews. Blacks are hostile. Muslims even more hostile. Hindus will play every which way.
    So, Diversity cannot side with Jews on the basis of love. Many non-whites see Jews as too rich, too powerful, or too corrupt. Many see the GOP as the bigger Israel First party.

    So, if Jews can’t get Diversity on-board on the basis for love for Jews, the only option is on the basis of hatred toward whites. So, notice how PC made Pelosi’s grandkid feel ashamed of his whiteness. He wants to be of another race. Whites are made to hate their own kind, and non-whites are made to hate whites, even as they want to be with whites and get stuff from whites.

    Diversity is a Hate Cult. If Jews could have made non-whites love Jews, it might be a sunnier cult. But Jews have failed to do that. If anything, plenty of non-whites just see Jews as the richest whites.

    So, the only way Diversity can be an effective tool of Jews is by making it into a hate campaign against whites. Unite non-whites under the banner of hatred against whites since it’s impossible to unite them under the banner of love for Jews.

  109. OT: The Economist reports from a northern English town losing migrants and things are pretty grim(Link):

    Unemployment has fallen to 3.6%, below the national and regional levels, allowing some workers to drive harder bargains. Though real median wages in Harrogate have not changed much since 2014, at the lower end they have risen by 9%.

    But none of those people read The Economist, so who cares?

    Another strategy is to lure younger and older workers into the labour market. Some businesses in Harrogate are paying teenagers well above their minimum wage of £4.05 ($5.70) per hour, to tempt them into work.

    Of course some are particularly hard hit by the Pole shortage:

    Moia Wood, a primary-school teacher who specialises in working with minority groups, says many people in Harrogate don’t realise how much migrants do for them. They are beginning to find out—and soon the rest of Britain will, too.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @LKM

    Related, the first British sighting of crops rotting in the fields:

    "Lack of migrant workers left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals"

    While the top two comments are of the "har har stupid Brexiters" variety, I thought #3 showed some insights into supply and demand:


    " Lack of migrant workers left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals

    Lack of workers willing to work for minimum wage while living in grotty caravans left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals said Minette Batters, NFU deputy president, a spokesperson for the farmers not willing to pay higher wages"
     

    I wonder if any Guardianista ever wonders what happened to UK crops before 2005 and EU expansion. Who can remember as long ago as 2004?
  110. @Buffalo Joe
    For what it's worth, as a 72 year old guy, I admire Pelosi's bladder control.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

    You should admire and pity the poor bastard who put the catheter in her.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack Hanson

    Jack, oh the thought.

    , @Ivy
    @Jack Hanson


    You should admire and pity the poor bastard who put the catheter in her.
     
    Please, I just ate!
  111. @Steve Sailer
    @whorefinder

    Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie, like most Marvel films are pretty good.

    Reviewing movies isn't very hard, while making movies is harder: a sizable fraction of movies just aren't very good. The odds that Black Panther is one of those movies that just don't work, given the critical reaction, is very low.

    So, it's probably pretty good.

    The director has made two competent movies before, so it would hardly be a stretch for him to make a third, especially with all the support and supervision Marvel provides.

    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can't hurt it.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @whorefinder, @whorefinder, @Vinteuil

    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can’t hurt it.

    Actually, that’s likely what will hurt it, if anything. Keven Feige (the producer of the Marvel Universe) has been extremely good at making sure the tone, setting, and stories of all the Marvel films build on one another in a way that makes them all seem to occur in the same universe and makes the team-up films make sense. He’s been an extremely good three-ring-circus conductor on a grand scale, making sure scripts don’t get indulgent and references are regularly dropped to future events.

    For example, I just rewatched the first Avengers movie, and the argument scene between all the characters in the laboratory on the SHIELD ship deftly and subtly set up/reinforced Cap’s anti-government worries in Winter Soldier and Civil War, the Iron Man/Captain America division leading to Civil War, the love story between Widow and Hulk that blossomed in Age of Ultron, Fury’s duplicity even to other SHIELD members (as seen in Winter Soldier), and Thor’s arrogance and later movies as well.

    All this in a tight scene meant merely to setup an explosion meant to end the second act; that’s really good tight production work. That meant every movie doesn’t get out of hand with bad directorial decisions because the director is limited to freedom in throwaway dialogue and action scenes. That means a fan boy isn’t going to be jarred between films and will come back wanting more and rewatch them when bored.

    If Feige really was more hands off with Black Panther, it means the story won’t flow as well as with the other movies because the director isn’t being held to the in-movie-universe rules as much, and those in-universe consistencies have been what guarantees a fanboi will go see a Marvel superhero movie he normally wouldn’t; he might not be a fan of Iron Man, but he knows the movie works in the bigger picture with Thor and Captain America and has good scenes with easter eggs, so he’ll go for those reasons. So that would suggest that more free hand potentially bodes more problems.

    And c’mon Steve, you know enough about movies: do you really think they’d release this in February if it was a sure-fire hit? They’d put it in May or July instead.

  112. @International Jew
    OT but it looks like The Atlantic has finally gotten around to closing down its online comments.

    Replies: @Vinteuil

    “The Atlantic has finally gotten around to closing down its online comments.”

    Our host posted on this six days ago:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/jeffrey-goldberg-closes-the-atlantics-comments-sections/

    The one problem with Sailer’s extreme productivity is that important & interesting posts disappear below the fold almost before everybody gets a chance to see & comment on them.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Vinteuil

    Oh, I know Steve got there first. It's just that I was surprised that The Atlantic didn't shut the comments down right away. And in fact, they're still not completely gone, in that you can still post comments on existing threads.

    , @Twodees Partain
    @Vinteuil

    Yep, with an Unz blog as active as Steve's is, it might be a good idea to list just the headers on the blog page instead of the entire text of the articles. That way, a day's entries wouldn't fill the whole first page of the blog.

    The headers on the right column of the homepage cycle out twice or so a day when Steve is posting a lot. Having the entire text of the articles on the blog page causes the same thing to happen there. Seems to me it would be an easy fix.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  113. @Anon
    I played a round with a Dreamer once who had never picked up a club before. Not only did the guy birdie the last five holes, he did it while carrying the bags of the whole foursome. He finished up with a nine-under 64, a course record at the time, including a spectacular eagle on a 397-yard dogleg par four that ended with him chipping in from a bunker 185 yards from the green. And he did it while a torch-wielding KKK mob followed us from hole to hole. After the round, we offered to buy him a drink, but he politely informed us that he was a teetotaler and moreover was late for the class on American History he was teaching over at Dartmouth.

    Replies: @bomag, @El Dato

    Definitely will replace you.

    And you.

    And you.

  114. @Steve Sailer
    @whorefinder

    Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie, like most Marvel films are pretty good.

    Reviewing movies isn't very hard, while making movies is harder: a sizable fraction of movies just aren't very good. The odds that Black Panther is one of those movies that just don't work, given the critical reaction, is very low.

    So, it's probably pretty good.

    The director has made two competent movies before, so it would hardly be a stretch for him to make a third, especially with all the support and supervision Marvel provides.

    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can't hurt it.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @whorefinder, @whorefinder, @Vinteuil

    And this is exactly like Girlbusters and Star Wars: The Last White Guy: critics “overwhelmingly” love it, and but audiences find it lukewarm/negative. You’re being too kind to bought-and-paid-for critics and terrified-of-being-unpersoned critics.

    The overwhelming consensus is a sign these are fake reviews; if there were more allowed negative reviews, I might trust a high score more.

    And let’s not forget: these gushingly positive reviews are by the same folks who gushed over Girlbusters and The Last White Guy. In other words, most of these critics gushing here have zero credibility. You might as well believe the NY Times presidential polls after they had Hillary at a 98% of winning on the day of the election. Fool me once, fool me twice, but fool me three times? C’mon…

  115. OT Black Panther Damage Control
    Remember how Rotten Tomatoes was going to disregard all negative reviews? They let one in, and the fact that one critic was not swept off his feet is somehow newsworthy:
    https://movieweb.com/black-panther-movie-rotten-tomatoes-score-no-longer-perfect/

  116. @27 year old
    Old woman yells at cloud.

    I can see this as a sign that they will not make a deal, and I hope that turns out to be true.

    I feel a tiny pang of sympathy for her staffers and any other people who were forced to listen to this deranged rambling.

    Does the full 8 hour video exist? Hopefully Someone on the right paying some kid to watch and transcribe the whole thing and create tagged catalogued clips for use in 2018 campaign ads/memes. That poor guy will probably be the only person to actually have any idea of the totality of what was said.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @J.Ross

    Imagine the look on Schumer’s face when he bent the knee and gets a shutdown anyway.

  117. @Steve Sailer
    @whorefinder

    Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie, like most Marvel films are pretty good.

    Reviewing movies isn't very hard, while making movies is harder: a sizable fraction of movies just aren't very good. The odds that Black Panther is one of those movies that just don't work, given the critical reaction, is very low.

    So, it's probably pretty good.

    The director has made two competent movies before, so it would hardly be a stretch for him to make a third, especially with all the support and supervision Marvel provides.

    Also, Marvel gave this movie more freedom to be itself rather than to advance the meta-goals of the overall brand, as so many other Marvel movies are conceived of as stepping stones toward climactic movies in the next decade. That can't hurt it.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @whorefinder, @whorefinder, @Vinteuil

    “Black Panther is probably going to be a pretty good movie…”

    Undoubtedly. Where “pretty good” means a slick, calculated, focus-group-tested corporate product, like Doctor Strange or Iron Man Part VI or Despicable Me Part XII &c.

    These guys don’t get & stay rich by accident. They know the buttons to push, and they know how to push them.

    People really need to remember – the movies are not (mostly) an art form. They’re (mostly) a business. Like McDonald’s, or Chipotle, or Red Lobster.

  118. @Anon
    A lot of middle class people became Republicans and pro-capitalist. There was a time when capitalism was the backbone of the Middle Class.

    But as globalism favors the upper crust and undermines middle class security with outsourcing of jobs and insourcing of cheaper workers, middle class can no longer look to capitalism as their bread-and-butter.

    They will look to government jobs as the best assurance of middle class security. This turns the middle class more Democratic.

    Replies: @Alden

    It’s true that government jobs are the only ones left with decent wages, the 40 hour week and Jin security. But the law of affirmative action requires that government jobs go only to POC and occasionally White gays and trannies.

    Government jobs are a monopoly for unqualified non Whites

    • Replies: @L Woods
    @Alden


    But the law of affirmative action requires that government jobs go only to POC and occasionally White gays and trannies.
     
    And, notably, veterans. This may well do much to explain the otherwise surprising political leanings of America's past and present mercenary corps. When the top 10% or so of whites still have a firm stake in the system, and the ones with military hardware are bought off, it's not too difficult to understand why there's not been any critical mass of dissent against the present order. The buy offs are expensive; how much longer the system can support them is anyone's guess. I can however say with fair certainty that it'll keep trundling on for the duration of all of our lifetimes. Best resign yourselves, and take whatever meager leavings you can get.
  119. @Randal
    @Anonymous


    realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer….
     
    You confirm my own impression, that most modern readers would assume from his ideas that Lothrop Stoddard was a fringe Nazi of some kind, as mentioned recently here on Unz:

    Given just the nature of Stoddard’s writings, most people today, including most supposedly intelligent and informed members of the established elites, would assume him to be some kind of fringe Nazi, while of course he was in fact anything but fringe, until WW2 changed everything.

    The sheer scale and impact of the change in intellectual fashion, over the course of a few decades (less than one lifetime) really is breath-taking, and hard to grasp, for most who have not investigated for themselves.

    Replies: @Kylie, @gregor

    It’s looks like the last thing he published was his first hand account of life in Nazi Germany in 1940. That would have been prior to US entry into the war and prior to the start of “the final solution.” In Rising Tide of Color (published before the Nazi party arose) Stoddard was critical of “pan-Germanism” and other nationalist movements which he regarded as destroying solidarity within the White world. In the 1940 book, he gives a very matter-of-fact, fairly neutral description of Nazi Germany which I imagine seemed overly sympathetic, and his association with eugenics couldn’t have helped matters.

  120. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    The lnked-to Breitbart commentary by Niel Munro is an example of how right-wing commentators are coming to rely on help from Republican operatives (possibly a new generation of A.I. robots) who impersonate Democratic leaders. Is the @realNancyPelosi being held captive while her avatar gives a self-discrediting Fidel-like eight-hour speech? As far as these commentators are concerned, Why come up with a parody when simple quotation suffices?

    Munro doesn't even get the grammar right. Just do a search on "migrants which" to find an example of a dehumanizing use of relative pronouns. And he doesn't even read the supporting documents to which he links. He says, "A 2009 Gallup survey showed that 165 million people wanted to migrate to the United States." But follow the link and you will find that this outdated number is not a worldwide number, but only an estimate of would-be New Americans from half a continent, sub-Saharan Africa.

    Another interesting feature of this Brietbart page is seen in the right margin: a list of click-bait links with headlines worded to appeal to right-wing ideologues: "Leaked Obama Video Stuns Liberals. Watch His Guilty Face at 0:33", "Liberals have Meltdown over Leaked Obama Video", "Liberals Triggered Over Leaked Obama Video! Watch His Guilty Face at 0:33". The FaceTwitGoog conglomerate must have software to tailor the headlines to the ideology of the sites on which ads appear. Judging from the headlines, all three of these come-ons must link to the same video, but two of the headlines are illustrated with non-Obama pictures: Nancy Pelosi, and Princess Elizabeth.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    What is your point?

  121. L Woods says:
    @Alden
    @Anon

    It’s true that government jobs are the only ones left with decent wages, the 40 hour week and Jin security. But the law of affirmative action requires that government jobs go only to POC and occasionally White gays and trannies.

    Government jobs are a monopoly for unqualified non Whites

    Replies: @L Woods

    But the law of affirmative action requires that government jobs go only to POC and occasionally White gays and trannies.

    And, notably, veterans. This may well do much to explain the otherwise surprising political leanings of America’s past and present mercenary corps. When the top 10% or so of whites still have a firm stake in the system, and the ones with military hardware are bought off, it’s not too difficult to understand why there’s not been any critical mass of dissent against the present order. The buy offs are expensive; how much longer the system can support them is anyone’s guess. I can however say with fair certainty that it’ll keep trundling on for the duration of all of our lifetimes. Best resign yourselves, and take whatever meager leavings you can get.

  122. @Jack Hanson
    @Buffalo Joe

    You should admire and pity the poor bastard who put the catheter in her.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Ivy

    Jack, oh the thought.

  123. @Beckow
    It is a cult.

    I talked to a nice lady about it. She was complaining that her kids have no opportunities and squarely blamed Trumpism (and capitalism in general). I tried to explain to her the numbers, the mass migration impact on the labor market, the fact that there are 7 billion people in the Third World.

    He eyes glazed over, she told me that she believes in John Lennon's 'Imagine', in no borders, in the infinite brotherhood of men, that we are all 'in it together'. It is a cult, incurable. And the lady had a PhD in something...

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Statistically, a PhD lowers your IQ – though it depends on the field.

  124. @SEATAF
    @AnotherDad

    Powerful issue, but GOP donors will close their wallets. Catch-22.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Powerful issue, but GOP donors will close their wallets. Catch-22.

    Maybe, but maybe not. Let us try it and see. GOP donors are whores. Once the wind changes they will tack correspondingly.

  125. @Jack Hanson
    @Bill Jones

    Pretty sure there's a bunch of Americans buried across Europe who would disagree.

    Replies: @Bill jones

    Bollocks.

    They died for Ameican warmongers globalist clowns like Wilson and Roosevelte.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @Bill jones

    Oh I see, you're splitting hairs to avoid the larger point.

  126. Here’s (((Bill Kristol))) expressing some healthy skepticism about legal immigration:

    at 14:30.
    Moshiach couldn’t be far off now.

  127. @Vinteuil
    @International Jew

    "The Atlantic has finally gotten around to closing down its online comments."

    Our host posted on this six days ago:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/jeffrey-goldberg-closes-the-atlantics-comments-sections/

    The one problem with Sailer's extreme productivity is that important & interesting posts disappear below the fold almost before everybody gets a chance to see & comment on them.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Twodees Partain

    Oh, I know Steve got there first. It’s just that I was surprised that The Atlantic didn’t shut the comments down right away. And in fact, they’re still not completely gone, in that you can still post comments on existing threads.

  128. @Vinteuil
    @International Jew

    "The Atlantic has finally gotten around to closing down its online comments."

    Our host posted on this six days ago:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/jeffrey-goldberg-closes-the-atlantics-comments-sections/

    The one problem with Sailer's extreme productivity is that important & interesting posts disappear below the fold almost before everybody gets a chance to see & comment on them.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Twodees Partain

    Yep, with an Unz blog as active as Steve’s is, it might be a good idea to list just the headers on the blog page instead of the entire text of the articles. That way, a day’s entries wouldn’t fill the whole first page of the blog.

    The headers on the right column of the homepage cycle out twice or so a day when Steve is posting a lot. Having the entire text of the articles on the blog page causes the same thing to happen there. Seems to me it would be an easy fix.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Twodees Partain

    Click on Steve's byline to get his archive. It gives you the headers plus only several beginning sentences.

    https://www.unz.com/author/steve-sailer/

    Replies: @Twodees Partain

  129. I dunno. I guess Pelosi’s big point was what a huge scandal it is that anyone is expected to obey the laws – in this case immigration laws – passed by Congress, and how if we don’t like a law they pass we should be free to ignore it.

    Or something like that…

  130. @Whiskey
    @Steve Sailer

    The movie will suck like Wonder Woman and Star Wars Last White Guy for the same reason. Mary Sue perfection.

    No flaws, relatability, human drama, etc just perfect Mary Sue.

    But its all Black all the time. So critics aka professional whores love it.

    The lead character disappears third act so yeah it sucks

    Get woke go broke

    Replies: @Neoconned

    When my family went to see Star wars on opening day and Luke vanished like Yoda. My father made an observation that may or may not be true…. He said like when Han Solo vanished into the mist in the first film Luke vanished in the 2nd one….he said the symbolism was on purpose….the old white man is vanishing away and the multiculti kids are taking over….

    Du no if I agree with that theory but it is interesting….

  131. @Jack Hanson
    @Buffalo Joe

    You should admire and pity the poor bastard who put the catheter in her.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Ivy

    You should admire and pity the poor bastard who put the catheter in her.

    Please, I just ate!

  132. Frankly, most Marvel movies suck. They’re boring and predicatble as hell. Doctor Strange was the first in a long time to do anything for me.

    Black Panther is a pretty unique character in a pretty unique setting, irregardless of race. If the movie doesn’t get bogged down in identity politics it could be pretty damn good. If it does then it will suck. I’m happy it didn’t feel the need to cast too many white characters. I wish it didn’t feel the need to cast any.

    My fear is that critics are afraid to criticize it because it’s a “black movie,” which is why I’m dubious about trusting the early reviews. I felt that Wonder Woman was overly praised for much the same reason. I mean Gal Gadot is certainly easy on the eyes, and it was nice to have a movie set in WW1 instead of WW2 (I’m sure that one will come later, of course), but there was nothing especially great about the rest of the movie.

  133. Sounds like fodder for Dreamer Recruitment billboards and posters all over Latin America:

    Join the few, the proud, the Dream Corps!

  134. @Kylie
    @The Alarmist

    "Rough looking hombres riding the trains north to the US"?

    You mean like this guy?

    Ángel Maturino Reséndiz https://g.co/kgs/LrV2tw

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    Yeah, he’ll do, but need some of the younger ones to drive home the point we are not talking about your run of the mill honour students.

  135. @Bill jones
    @Jack Hanson

    Bollocks.

    They died for Ameican warmongers globalist clowns like Wilson and Roosevelte.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

    Oh I see, you’re splitting hairs to avoid the larger point.

  136. @Twodees Partain
    @Vinteuil

    Yep, with an Unz blog as active as Steve's is, it might be a good idea to list just the headers on the blog page instead of the entire text of the articles. That way, a day's entries wouldn't fill the whole first page of the blog.

    The headers on the right column of the homepage cycle out twice or so a day when Steve is posting a lot. Having the entire text of the articles on the blog page causes the same thing to happen there. Seems to me it would be an easy fix.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    Click on Steve’s byline to get his archive. It gives you the headers plus only several beginning sentences.

    https://www.unz.com/author/steve-sailer/

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    @MEH 0910

    [facepalm] Thanks MEH.

  137. Pelosi on the Ineffable Effableness of the DACAites

    http://evildead.wikia.com/wiki/Deadite

    A “Deadite” is a life-force, person, animal or plant possessed by a Kandarian Demon. They are described as evil demonic Zombie Hybrids and are the main antagonists of the Evil Dead Franchise. Their disembodied forms are rarely shown, notable examples being when the evil was put in the “world of the flesh”. In some moments of the films, the camera acts as the “eyes” of one of these demons as it is chasing Ash and some of the other characters. Some of the people they have possessed are Ash and his girlfriend, Linda.

    Due to referring themselves as “We” instead “I”, and multiple victims are shown possessed at the same time, they are rather in large number and often controlled by the power of the Necronomicon or Kandarian Demon itself, where the control by Kandarian Demon via Hive Mind.

  138. How’s the woman who hates being White
    Like the vampire who gave folks a fright?
    How is Nancy Pelosi
    Like Bela Lugosi?
    Nancy sucked for eight hours one night.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Now, THAT'S a limerick. Way to go, Eustace.

  139. @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    I was checking up on the Gatsby reference, and realized that not only was Lothrop Stoddard a Harvard College magna cum laude grad (1905), he was a Harvard PhD (1914). All along I thought Gatsby had Buchanan reading some popular fringe writer…
     
    Stoddard wrote, and thought, in the elegant but tough, he-man style of Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt. I wish there were more writers like that today. Tom Wolfe may come close, but is too wry, as is Gay Talese. But they sure know how to dress. As Fitzgerald did.

    Hilaire Belloc was another elegant toughie. His friend, GK Chesterton, could be both tough and sappy, often at the same time. Kind of like Dorothy Fields's lyrics.

    (Come to think of it, what could be more Catholic than being brutally tough and mushily sappy at the same time, in the same message?)

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Churchill could be pretty wry, too. On the death of Richard The Lionheart

    “Gangrene set in, and Coeur de Lion knew that he must pay a soldier’s debt. He prepared for death with fortitude and calm, and in accordance with the principles he had followed. He arranged his affairs; he divided his personal belongings among his friends or bequeathed them to charity. He sent for his mother, the redoubtable Eleanor, who was at hand. He declared John to be his heir, and made all present swear fealty to him. He ordered the archer who had shot the fatal bolt, and who was now a prisoner, to be brought before him. He pardoned him, and made him a gift of money. For seven years he had not confessed for fear of being compelled to be reconciled to Philip, but now he received the offices of the Church with sincere and exemplary piety, and died in the forty-second year of his age on April 6, 1199, worthy, by the consent of all men, to sit with King Arthur and Roland and other heroes of martial romance at some Eternal Round Table, which we trust the Creator of the Universe in His comprehension will not have forgotten to provide.

    The archer was flayed alive. “

  140. @LKM
    OT: The Economist reports from a northern English town losing migrants and things are pretty grim(Link):

    Unemployment has fallen to 3.6%, below the national and regional levels, allowing some workers to drive harder bargains. Though real median wages in Harrogate have not changed much since 2014, at the lower end they have risen by 9%.
     
    But none of those people read The Economist, so who cares?

    Another strategy is to lure younger and older workers into the labour market. Some businesses in Harrogate are paying teenagers well above their minimum wage of £4.05 ($5.70) per hour, to tempt them into work.
     
    Of course some are particularly hard hit by the Pole shortage:

    Moia Wood, a primary-school teacher who specialises in working with minority groups, says many people in Harrogate don’t realise how much migrants do for them. They are beginning to find out—and soon the rest of Britain will, too.
     

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Related, the first British sighting of crops rotting in the fields:

    “Lack of migrant workers left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals”

    While the top two comments are of the “har har stupid Brexiters” variety, I thought #3 showed some insights into supply and demand:

    Lack of migrant workers left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals

    Lack of workers willing to work for minimum wage while living in grotty caravans left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals said Minette Batters, NFU deputy president, a spokesperson for the farmers not willing to pay higher wages

    I wonder if any Guardianista ever wonders what happened to UK crops before 2005 and EU expansion. Who can remember as long ago as 2004?

  141. @Buffalo Joe
    @Tiny Duck

    Tiny Duck, Koreans love dogs too, yum, yum. And I don't have my TD dictionary handy so what are Peopke of Color?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I don’t have my TD dictionary handy so what are Peopke of Color?

    Not sure, but I’ve a feeling they’re a bit on the reprllent side..

  142. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @whorefinder
    @Anonymous

    Fitzgerald was satirizing himself or fellow travelers on his racial issue.

    Then again, it could simultaneously be that Fitzgerald was making the point that those alpha males who are ardently passionate about the white race and treat women like playthings (Buchanon) get everything (Daisy and a mistress), while those (Gatsby) who mix with non-whites (Gatsby, who does business with Jewish mobsters) and put women on pedestals (Daisy) get nothing but misery and one-itis.

    Fitzgerald was, in personality, likely more beta than alpha. His own manipulative wife had him twisted into an insecure mess so much so that Hemingway had to make Fitzgerald feel better about the size of Fitzgerald's penis. Not kidding about that story.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Fitzgerald was definitely a beta who was harassed by his insane wife. Of course now the whole history is being retconned such that she’s the one who wrote all of his great works. BTW don’t forget Gatsby’s real name was Gatz. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you.

  143. @MEH 0910
    @Twodees Partain

    Click on Steve's byline to get his archive. It gives you the headers plus only several beginning sentences.

    https://www.unz.com/author/steve-sailer/

    Replies: @Twodees Partain

    [facepalm] Thanks MEH.

  144. @Eustace Tilley (not)
    How's the woman who hates being White
    Like the vampire who gave folks a fright?
    How is Nancy Pelosi
    Like Bela Lugosi?
    Nancy sucked for eight hours one night.

    Replies: @Twodees Partain

    Now, THAT’S a limerick. Way to go, Eustace.

  145. @Buffalo Joe
    @Bill Jones

    Bill, Hmmmm, didn't work out so well with the Catholic Church, remember Bishops and Cardinals are princes of the faith.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    Yet they live like princes with no definable work product.

    Sounds like a deal to me.

    (but I’d prefer not to sodomize children.)

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