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From the New York Times opinion page:

Black Britons Know Why Meghan Markle Wants Out
It’s the racism.

By Afua Hirsch
Afua Hirsch teaches journalism at the University of Southern California. She is the author of “Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging,” which won a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood award.

Jan. 9, 2020

The British press has succeeded in its apparent project of hounding Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, out of Britain. The part it perhaps didn’t bargain for, however, is the loss of Prince Harry — a much loved Royal and a key part of the family’s global brand — along with her.

In a statement released this week, the couple said they want to “carve out a progressive new role” within the royal family and will “step back as ‘senior’ members, and work to become financially independent.”…

If the media paid more attention to Britain’s communities of color, perhaps it would find the announcement far less surprising. With a new prime minister whose track record includes overtly racist statements, some of which would make even Donald Trump blush, a Brexit project linked to native nationalism and a desire to rid Britain of large numbers of immigrants, and an ever thickening loom of imperial nostalgia, many of us are also thinking about moving….

Her treatment has proved what many of us have always known: No matter how beautiful you are, whom you marry, what palaces you occupy, charities you support, how faithful you are, how much money you accumulate or what good deeds you perform, in this society racism will still follow you.

In Britain’s rigid class society, there is still a deep correlation between privilege and race. The relatively few people of color — and even fewer if you count only those who have African heritage — who rise to prominent success and prosperity in Britain are often told we should be “grateful” or told to leave if we don’t like it here.

 
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  1. To America? America?? Oh dear, someone should warn them.

    America is like the most racist country on earth, really! Ask anyone on Twitter, or any Democrats. America is so racist and oppressive that POCs swarm here by the tens of millions. Weird how POCs are attracted to racism, or attract racism, or whatever it is. Weird. Moths to a flame, I tell ya.

  2. El Dato says:

    Black Britons Know Why Meghan Markle Wants Out

    Before “Wanting Out”, she “Wanted In”.

    In-Out, In-Out, In-Out, it’s the Afua-Tango.

    “and work to become financially independent”

    It’s tough if you are African in a Cold-Heart Land of Snow.

    • Replies: @M_Young
  3. This is just getting really fucking old. AND, it’s spreading. I have a good friend who I thought was a good friend but likes to call me racist all the time now because I don’t buy into his world view of exactly what this numskull is saying…….that America and society is all racist at all times to all people who aren’t white (and if you are white you are racist, you just don’t know it…….SERIOUSLY) and slaves built this country………he sent me a text today to ask a question and started it off with “hey cracker”. His facebook page is full of, we was kingz propaganda and blacks ruled this or that…….

    How did this happen? Race relations were better 20 years ago when we all just hung out and had laughs but now it’s all race all the time 24/7/365….

  4. Sometimes replies don’t show up? I see it now but I can’t delete this one

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
  5. Neoconned says:

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/terrycarter/lizzo-instagram-post-jillian-michaels-comments-on-body

    Fitness nut Jillian Michaels calls out morbidly obese rapper Lizzo & gets thrown under the bus for attacking “black bodies….”

    • Replies: @Lugash
    , @Veracitor
    , @AnotherDad
  6. Afua Hirsch = Africa, hush!

    Afua Hirsch was born in Stavanger, Norway, to a British father and an Akan mother from Ghana, and was raised in Wimbledon, south London. Her paternal grandfather, Hans (later John), who was Jewish, had fled Berlin in 1938. Her great-uncle is the metallurgist Sir Peter (originally Kurt) Hirsch. Her maternal grandfather, who graduated from the University of Cambridge, was involved in establishing the post-independence education system in Ghana but later became a political exile.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afua_Hirsch#Early_and_personal_life

  7. Johnny789 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Cher sang it best, “Half Breed!”

  8. The Windashians will make much more than the 600k they apparently make as royals. And they are probably barred from outside income as royalty. That’s what they mean by ‘financial independence.’ Meghan told Harry her agent could get them a better deal in Celeb Land.

    • Agree: BB753
  9. I’d pay to watch a bloody Battle of the Schnozzolas between Afua Hirsch and Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

    [MORE]

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Testing12
  10. Anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    A very strange and masculine style receding hairline for a woman.

  11. Afua Hirsch. Has there ever been a better example of someone with a confused identity who carries an all consuming insecurity & alienation from her host’s core population? Britain simply must become a Republic and merge with Africa & Pakistan to soothe Afua’s alienation.

    • Replies: @Richard S
    , @Altai
    , @FLgeezer
  12. The refugee couple are reported to be fleeing to a destination described vaguely as “North America”. Meghan and Harry! People may have told you that “North America” means the United States and Canada, but North America is a big place, extending from Greenland to Panama; see the map at
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America
    You’ll find a vibrant life in El Salvador. Or, if you prefer a more northerly clime of Mayan culture, Guatemala beckons you.
    https://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/namera.htm

    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @anon
  13. Hmmm…… Very interesting. Bill Clinton and Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.

    Why did Bill Clinton hang out with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell?

    “Technical errors.”

    Nothing to see here folks! Move along.

  14. utu says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Inside the cell where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself: Graphic autopsy photos show his bloodied neck, nooses made from bed sheets, prescription pills and electrical cords

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7855039/Graphic-photos-Jeffrey-Epsteins-autopsy-reveal-bloodied-neck.html

    “Forensic experts have previously said that breakages to that specific bone could occur when people hanged themselves but were more commonly seen in victims who had been strangled.”

  15. utu says:

    Why the Queen must FIRE Their Royal Hustlers: Deluded Meghan and Harry should be stripped of their titles before this pair of grasping, selfish, scheming Kardashian-wannabes bring down the Monarchy, says PIERS MORGAN

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-7868371/PIERS-MORGAN-Queen-FIRE-Royal-Hustlers.html

    “Who the f**k do they think they are?”

    • Agree: jim jones
  16. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    ‘Windashians’ is pretty good; that just might have staying power.

    • Agree: slumber_j, kaganovitch
  17. utu says:

    Russian connection?

    EXCLUSIVE: Meghan and Harry REFUSE to name the mystery ‘Russian billionaire’ who loaned them $14 million holiday mansion – and who masks his identity the same way as money-launderers and tax-evaders

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7869529/Meghan-Harry-refuse-mystery-multi-millionaire-owns-Christmas-mansion.html

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @Anon
  18. Paul says:

    I do find amusing the complaints of racism alleged by the hypocrites who immigrate from third-world countries to first-world countries. There are not long lines of them waiting to go live where they originated.

    • Replies: @Paul
    , @Tiny Duck
  19. Istevefan says:

    : No matter how beautiful you are, whom you marry, what palaces you occupy, charities you support, how faithful you are, how much money you accumulate or what good deeds you perform, in this society racism will still follow you.

    Wasn’t she recently given a massive state wedding and remodeled luxury accommodations? If that’s racial mistreatment, give me some.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  20. @interesting

    Race relations were better 20 years ago when we all just hung out and had laughs but now it’s all race all the time 24/7/365….

    Relations were better 20 years ago, and 30 years ago, 40 years ago, etc etc. But you see, there’s a small tribe who perceive a ‘percentage’ in having everyone else at one another’s throats, so they manipulate the public consciousness with this handy ‘mass media’ thing they have…24/7/365.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  21. Poor guy. I said when they married it wouldn’t end well, and this isn’t by any means the end – or even the beginning of the end. But it might be the end of the beginning.

    Most eligible bachelor in the world, and he chooses a used model from a dodgy family of motors, with a lot of mileage and several previous owners.

    A fool there was and his goods he spent,
    (Even as you or I!)
    Honour and faith and a sure intent
    (And it wasn’t the least what the lady meant),
    But a fool must follow his natural bent
    (Even as you or I!)

    Oh, the toil we lost and the spoil we lost
    And the excellent things we planned
    Belong to the woman who didn’t know why
    (And now we know that she never knew why)
    And did not understand!

    The fool was stripped to his foolish hide,
    (Even as you or I!)
    Which she might have seen when she threw him aside—
    (But it isn’t on record the lady tried)
    So some of him lived but the most of him died—
    (Even as you or I!)

    • Agree: Old Prude
  22. Richard S says:
    @CrunchyButRealistCon

    Which elements of the gallimaufry of her ethnic inheritance do you suppose have granted this doubly unBritish female so much media space to expound her double digit IQ neuroticism?

    The Guardian, the NYT and the BBC are all controlled by a cabal of Ghanaian swindler-propagandists I tells ya!

    • Agree: Hail
  23. @Anonymous

    Very unfortunate. Now you’ve mentioned it, her visage reminds me a little of Elliott Abrams.

  24. What this also says is that, despite the media frenzy, Trump has been a complete failure at turning America back into a white majority country or doing anything to reverse the long term drift of social change. Hard to say we live in Trumpland if you are in any Blue state.

    • Agree: Hail
    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Hail
  25. @JohnnyWalker123

    Of course, since Trump is badly implicated as well, the chances of this ever clearing up are zero. Epstein covered all the bases from the English Royals, to the Clintons, to Trump and doubtless to other powerful people we don’t know about. That’s how he got away with his scams for so long. Do you really think the GOP wouldn’t use this against the Clintons if the GOP elite were clean?

  26. Before we allow them to immigrate to the States, we need to ask whether this Harry Windsor fellow has any saleable skills to support the family.

    I mean, does he know how to drive a car and stay on the right side of the road?

    Doe he even have experience using scanners at the Walmart?

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  27. @interesting

    Race relations were better 20 years ago when we all just hung out and had laughs

    So were friendships, as so many of us, and you, have discovered.

  28. 22pp22 says:

    Great news. I hope millions more will follow her, starting with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. I was never asked if I wanted diversity. It was imposed upon me.

    • Agree: HammerJack, Lurker
  29. Anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @interesting

    “Which is the most racist country in the world?”

    No matter where you ask that question – Europe, Africa, Asia, etc. you will get one immediate and unanimous answer: “The United States!”

    You can probably thank Hollywood for this.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @jim jones
    , @AndrewR
  30. I’m grateful to the news media for alerting me to Megan Markle’s person-of-colorness, because otherwise she’s no darker than some (100% Russian Jewish) members of my family.

    Megan herself could be more helpful if she spoke with at least a bit of an Ebonic accent.

    • Replies: @Haruto Rat
  31. @Peter Akuleyev

    Peter Akuleyev asked:

    Do you really think the GOP wouldn’t use [the Epstein scandal] against the Clintons if the GOP elite were clean?

    Yes, I do — because the GOP is the stupid party, the party whose job it is to lose.

    • Agree: Liza
  32. @Peter Akuleyev

    Do you really think the GOP wouldn’t use this against the Clintons if the GOP elite were clean?

    Mabye not clean, but then again, both McCain and Romney pissed away viable and eithical attacks on Obama during their presidential runs. See also how Virgina Republicans didn’t make hay of current democratic governor ‘Coonman’ during that state’s last election.

  33. @utu

    So they’re coming here to interfere with the 2020 election!

  34. Perhaps the professor is unfamiliar with some unpleasantness between Britain and what is now the United States 1775-1783? The Queens job title has something about suppressing rebels in it.

  35. The relatively few people of color — and even fewer if you count only those who have African heritage — who rise to prominent success and prosperity in Britain are often told we should be “grateful” or told to leave if we don’t like it here.

    How pernicious, to tell people that they should be grateful for success and prosperity!

  36. Anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr McKenna

    They just want to enjoy being royals without all of the boring BS that usually comes with the role (opening supermarkets, unveiling statues, boring dinners with boring foreign officials, breaking bottles on ships, etc.)

    • Agree: HammerJack
  37. Charon says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If Bill Clinton were going to get strung up on sexual assault charges it probably would have happened by now.

    Of course he’s guilty–seven ways to Sunday–but he’s permanently in favor with the ruling class.

    Do you see Hillary getting prosecuted for obstruction of justice? Or …do you see Donald Trump getting impeached.

  38. Altai says:

    Afua Hirsch is always good for a laugh. Nobody meets Sailer’s first law of female journalism quite like her. Why she thinks her identity issues from being half Jewish and half Ghanaian and born in Norway, is the fault or problem of the indigenous people of Britain I don’t know.

    What’s bizarre to me is that this is the hill they want to die on. Anyone who takes 5 minutes to look at Meghan’s past and her behaviour can see she is a psycho who will ruin Harry’s life and be the kind of inlaw everyone hates. They pretend she is a black woman when nobody is really capable of thinking of her as a black woman. She doesn’t look like a black woman and she doesn’t act like one. (Indeed, we all secretly know if she did, Harry would never have had any interest in her.)

    People criticise her because she is an obvious narcissistic sociopath who does narcissistic and sociopathic things. Everyone who has ever been close to her has nothing good to say.

    But let’s not say Afua Hirsch has nothing good to say about the vile English infesting the land she has most graciously blessed with her residence. She wrote a children’s book praising the cat lady who overruled Boris’s suspension of parliament.

    https://www.lag.org.uk/shop/book-title/206209/equal-to-everything–judge-brenda-and-the-supreme-court

    Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court

    “That’s our Supreme Court, where twelve judges have work to do, led by a woman called Brenda Hale, who’s from Richmond just like you!”

    This beautifully illustrated, fictionalised tale tells the story of Ama, a girl from Richmond in Yorkshire, who visits the Supreme Court on a school trip and learns all about the work of the court and how another little girl from her town went on to become its president. Throughout the story we learn about Brenda Hale’s life – from school to university and on to becoming the most important judge in the land.

    The story highlights some important cases Judge Brenda was faced with and explains how judges make difficult decisions and teaches children about fairness, justice and how the law can be used for good and to protect us all.

    Protect us all from whom?

    In case you missed it, the story revolves around a Ghanaian girl named ‘Ama’ from the North Yorkshire town of Richmond, the same as Hale, making her “just like you!”. Indeed…

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
  39. Steve, could you do a post on just how out of time brilliant Led Zeppelin were and are please?

    And I don’t even mean in terms of lambasting the types of Robert Christgau’s perennial failures to appreciate oncoming musical flair but a post on our common astounding appreciation for late 60’s early 70’s brit-pop.

    Come on!

    Forget the wontons (just how gay is everything today?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  40. Altai says:
    @CrunchyButRealistCon

    Her comments on her feelings when she saw the reconstruction of the ancient WHG from Britain who may have had darker skin (Though whether the reconstruction was accurate or not is unclear, the actual researchers whose work it was based on expressed some concern at how dark they made him) was like something from a truly deeply insane person.

    We aren’t expected to let hypochondriacs or germophobes wax lyrical about public health without challenge. Why do we let people with turbo BPD talk about identity and make it impossible for them to face proper public debate and scrutiny?

    • Replies: @Pheasant
  41. Altai says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Short of genocide, how was he supposed to do that? He has massively reduced immigration, maybe not directly but signalling a lack of welcome seems to work at a psychological level to deter immigration. Trump has done about what you’d expect. He was never going to legislate heavily. What he did was shift the Overton window enough so that debate on globalisation and immigration can now be had. He has essentially won the debate on trade with China.

    This is all a long-term political realignment.

    We could still really luck out and maybe Sanders will snipe the nomination from Biden and Warren to win a victory against Trump and learn from Trump and use rhetoric and public pronouncements to change the parameters of debate to do long-term good even if he is unable to pass much himself.

    We could get the best of both worlds.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @notsaying
  42. jim jones says:
    @Anonymous

    I think India wins that prize easily:

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @Jim bob Lassiter
  43. Pretty much everything you read in the press is lies presented to serve america’s greatest ally for you to die for (everyone knows every yank longs to die for Israel)

    Our fires are completely due to years of non-back-burning and has nothing whatsoever to do with “climate change”, other than the same cunts who promote climate change also promote not burning off undergrowth in off seasons

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
  44. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    In the true words of the late, great Arthur Daley – as superbly played by George Cole and scripted by Leon Griffiths in the very excellent Euston Films production ‘Minder’.

  45. jon says:

    Prince Harry — a much loved Royal and a key part of the family’s global brand

    Is this true? I guess I don’t pay close attention to the royals – but I was always under the impression that he was the family embarassment.

  46. Chutzpah like this controls US foreign policy.

    “I spent my childhood and my young adulthood in bomb shelters every time America had a spat with one of our neighbors. But the truth is we have so much more in common with Arab countries than with WASPs in New Hampshire”

  47. @Pat Hannagan

    John Bonham and John Paul Jones at 5:40 in

    Sublime

    Can’t be beat

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  48. Dumbo says:

    I thought they would be going to Canada? (Because there they could keep their titles and benefits I suppose, although I suppose celebrity status is more important to her, so California could be the final choice).

    This seems to show once again, that the more any institution such as the British Monarchy or the Catholic Church tries to become “modern” and “more relevant to the current mores of society”, the more irrelevant and pathetic it becomes.

    Harry should not have been allowed to marry such woman (who is obviously the one who controls the relationship), when there were plenty of young English women who would be happy with the role. I bet they will eventually divorce.

    Oh well, on the other hand Charles and Diana’s marriage was far from exemplary.

    I don’t know why the British Royal Family is so trashy in any case. I mean there are other still existing royal houses in Europe, in Spain, in Sweden, Norway, they seem to be pretty quiet without so many scandals as the Brits.

    • Replies: @TBA
    , @Bill Jones
    , @Anonymous
  49. Realist says:

    The part it perhaps didn’t bargain for, however, is the loss of Prince Harry — a much loved Royal and a key part of the family’s global brand — along with her.

    The loss of Prince Harry…loss? The guy’s a dickhead. And is most likely the spawn of one of Diana’s banging sessions.

    If the media paid more attention to Britain’s communities of color, perhaps it would find the announcement far less surprising.

    It’s not possible for the media in, any marginally White countries, to pay more attention to POC. They are obsessed with them. They need to spend most of their time celebrating the accomplishments of the race that made Western Civilization the best…Whites.

  50. Realist says:
    @interesting

    This is just getting really fucking old. AND, it’s spreading. I have a good friend who I thought was a good friend but likes to call me racist all the time now because I don’t buy into his world view of exactly what this numskull is saying…….that America and society is all racist at all times to all people who aren’t white (and if you are white you are racist, you just don’t know it…….SERIOUSLY) and slaves built this country………he sent me a text today to ask a question and started it off with “hey cracker”. His facebook page is full of, we was kingz propaganda and blacks ruled this or that…….

    I had a friend like that…in fact he is a dumbass anti-White, White. Our relationship is done.

  51. Flip says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    I think that the powers that be (Trump, Clintons, Mossad) faked his death and got him out to somewhere else and substituted someone else’s body. Look at the nose and ears on the corpse that was wheeled out.

  52. Anon[308] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    A rarely seen but fine example of a ‘jewgro’.

  53. Art Deco says:
    @utu

    Why? What they’ve suggested in their public statement is that they’d prefer an arrangement similar to the one his cousins have. His cousins have workaday jobs (and / or are married to people with workaday jobs), receive no stipends from the Civil List / Sovereign Grant, and limit their public appearances to a short menu of ceremonial occasions and philanthropies in which they have a personal interest. Prince Harry was in the Army for 10 years and Meghan Markle in the acting trade. The round of continuous philanthropic promotions is something they’ve only done for the last few years and it’s a reasonable wager it just doesn’t suit them.

    • Agree: Paleo Liberal
    • Replies: @Dumbo
  54. @International Jew

    Megan herself could be more helpful if she spoke with at least a bit of an Ebonic accent.

    Why on earth would an European African speak with an American African accent? As they say in Odessa, “two big differences”.

    As you might have noticed, even all Jews don’t speak with the same accent, although the form of one’s nose might more realistically be expected to affect speech than the color of one’s skin.

    • Troll: Haruto Rat
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Bill B.
  55. Hubbub says:

    …who rise to prominent success and prosperity in Britain are often told we should be “grateful” or told to leave if we don’t like it here.

    You should be grateful and, if you don’t like it ‘here’, you should leave. Simple.

  56. @interesting

    It happens. More likely though, it’s just that posts in Steve’s comment section always take a long time to show up. For the other authors if I post a comment it usually shows up in an hour or two. I guess Steve is a lot busier than those guys.

  57. Anon[344] • Disclaimer says:

    So when they cut themselves off from the royal bursary, they’ll survive with a reality show? American television commentary on the royals, like retired figure skaters during the Olympics?

    Well the government allow a gradual transition? Why should they get paid to be semi-royals by British taxpayers.

  58. BB753 says:

    Meghan Markle’s “good hair” is going to spark controversy among oppressed female journalists of color overly conscious of their unruly curls. Does Meghan Markle’s relaxed hair send the right message? Can she grow an afro and if so, why doesn’t she sport one? Did she sell out in order to marry a royal (albeit a bastard)?

  59. In Britain’s rigid class society, there is still a deep correlation between privilege and race.

    Not that deep. The #2 and #3 positions in Boris Johnson’s cabinet, after the Prime Minister himself, are held by South Asians.

  60. Why are we Americans even discussing these people?

    Back in April, 1775, my ancestor Lt. PL, a minuteman with the Massachusetts Militia took up his musket to fight the redcoats in the battle of Lexington and Concord. Not long after, my other ancestors took up the cause. Some were noted Revolutionary War heroes, such as minuteman Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs, who led the Meigs Raid from Conn to Long Island. And Cherokee Chief Nancy Ward, who sided with the colonists even though the male tribal leaders, such as her cousin Dragging Canoe, sided with the British.

    Since that time, it has been my family’s right and privilege as Americans not to give a fig about the UK royal family.

    If they want to move to what is quite possibly the least racist country on earth, the United States, that is an immigration issue. Mr. Harry has an American wife, and apparently has a large amount of money, so immigration would be easier. Or he could live part time on recurring visas. Not my problem.

    And if the same Americans who made the Kardashians millionaires and billionaires want to do the same with these folks, well, sad, but it’s a free country. This is the land of P.T. Barnum, and Mr. Harry and his wife would be free to fleece the star struck.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon, Desiderius, Hail
  61. Anon[344] • Disclaimer says:

    The Atlantic on what they have tho look forward to after “financial independence:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/harry-and-meghan-could-have-future-influencers/604654/

    TL;DR: They’ll become Kardasianesque, “influencers.” That, or the lady will scrape together a living for them from acting gigs.

  62. Cortes says:
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Did Mexico get expelled from North America? Wasn’t it a signatory to NAFTA?

    • Replies: @David Davenport
  63. Tiny Duck says:

    This article is on the money. People will howl but whites gonna white. It didn’t surprised me to read about what happened to the blind African grad student who got physically thrown out of the Oxford debate chamber.

    England is still stuck in its awful class system punctuated by its casual and institutionalized racism. England is lesser not because it lost its empire, but because it still embraces that white man superiority hidden behind elitist class snobbery. The British royal press promotes and continues this pigheadedness. You read their tabloids and the upgraded Telegraph and you realize very little has changed in their way of thinking. Their treatment of Meghan Markle and the British monarchy tolerance of such treatment is just the tip. The treatment of the Windrush generation and Brexit embrace exemplify more clearly this Achilles heel.

    England will remain small because it chooses to live in whitewashed past glory, forever fossilized.

    This is why European countries NEED lax immigration laws.

  64. Dumbo says:
    @Art Deco

    The round of continuous philanthropic promotions is something they’ve only done for the last few years and it’s a reasonable wager it just doesn’t suit them.

    People, even “royals”, usually want to get more, not less. They probably think they will get more money and status in the celebrity circuit in America than doing boring philanthropic stuff in Britain.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7866799/Couple-plan-launch-lucrative-careers-raking-MILLIONS.html?printingPage=true

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  65. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    She is an Semitic-Subsaharan mix and she turned out to look like someone from the Horn of Africa because the people there are also Semitic-Subsaharan mixes. They even have the high forehead that someone else mentioned:

    I guess Semites have a bigger frontal cortex than Africans so you end up with a bigger forehead than we are used to seeing on Africans. We are supposed to be too enlightened to worry about things like skull size but it’s a thing.

  66. anon[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Naw, every Canadian knows the ‘North America’ formulation means ‘look at us.’ This news comes on the heels of a pleasant, paparazzi-free Christmas holiday that Windsor and Markle just spent on Vancouver Island. That place, roughly the size of England and formerly spoken of as ‘New Albion’, has a long-standing connection to the Windsors, eg the former home of its once-richest family was to be their refuge of choice during WW2, had they required evacuation from Britain.

  67. @PiltdownMan

    “In Britain’s rigid class society, there is still a deep correlation between privilege and race.”

    Not that deep. The #2 and #3 positions in Boris Johnson’s cabinet, after the Prime Minister himself, are held by South Asians.

    Help ! That gang of facts are mugging her beautiful theory!

    (Johnson’s paternal grandfather was Ali Kemal , his grandfather was Osman Kemal. Boris should by rights be Boris Kemal)

  68. LondonBob says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Maxwell is in Israel.

    Meghan’s brand of woke Hollywood politics has gone down like a bucket of sick here. Shame as Harry seemed relatively normal before.

    Am I the only one to notice that the announcement was made the day before Kate’s birthday. Charles and she have made sure the Royal Family is more streamlined and focused on the direct successors, namely her husband and their children, she could have been an Eleanor of Aquitane in an earlier age.

    • Replies: @Anon
  69. LondonBob says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    As Prince Philip purportedly said actresses aren’t for marrying.

    • Replies: @black sea
    , @ScarletNumber
  70. @Anonymous

    Had she lived in 16th century England, Afua Hirsch would have run the risk of having her head chopped off for lèse-majesté.

  71. Charlie_U says:

    Britain’s loss will be America’s … loss.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  72. Can these two things be simultaneously possible?

    Afua Hirsch teaches journalism at the University of Southern California.

    With a new prime minister whose track record includes overtly racist statements, some of which would make even Donald Trump blush, a Brexit project linked to native nationalism and a desire to rid Britain of large numbers of immigrants, and an ever thickening loom of imperial nostalgia, many of us are also thinking about moving….

    Or is she like those Never Trumpers who repeatedly quit the Republican Party supposedly in rage over Trump?

  73. AndrewR says:

    The Jewish media and their lackeys will use this incident to demonize whites, but at the end of the day, Meghan is simply a spoiled Hollywood whore and Harry is a pathetic simp. It really is that simple.

  74. AndrewR says:
    @Anonymous

    I think the actual answer is Libya or Mauritania where race-based slavery is still practiced.

  75. AndrewR says:
    @interesting

    It happened because Jewish supremscists decided they have nothing to lose by setting the Anti-White dial to 10. And frankly I’m not sure they’re wrong.

  76. Barnard says:

    With a new prime minister whose track record includes overtly racist statements, some of which would make even Donald Trump blush,

    What has Boris Johnson said that would embarrass Trump by comparison?

    a Brexit project linked to native nationalism and a desire to rid Britain of large numbers of immigrants, and an ever thickening loom of imperial nostalgia, many of us are also thinking about moving

    Do they honestly think this is going to result in native Britons begging them to stay? Will the NY Times ever correct course or just further descend into more and more emotive nonsense from women complaining about how oppressed they are?

  77. Arclight says:

    My impression is that Harry just likes to have fun, and being a royal in an official capacity isn’t much fun at all – something that Ms. Markle belatedly realized, along with the fact that she wouldn’t be able to spout off her opinions on everything like she could as a C-list American celebrity.

    I am sure they are pretending that they will live in Canada since it’s a commonwealth country, but my call is they end up in LA, and before this is all over they are basically cut off from the royal teat.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Art Deco
    , @BB753
    , @JimB
  78. Liza says:
    @interesting

    he sent me a text today to ask a question and started it off with “hey cracker”.

    Are you hard up for friends? How about you start your next communication with him with “Hey cornuto…”

  79. @interesting

    He’s fighting the deracination machine that already got us. At least we got a cool national identity in its place. All he’s getting is globalist bullshit.

  80. @Arclight

    Simpouts run in the family.

  81. When her articles are open to comment, Afua Hirsch gets trashed by Guardian readers. That’s how tired this whole act is. There’s one solitary take on every issue under the sun and it gets rehashed in every single article, op-ed and clickbait whinge.

    The most damaging thing you can do to The Narrative now is simply notice out loud. Isn’t it funny how the people beating the drum the hardest- Afua Hirsch, Jordan Peele, Colin Kaepernick, Adam Serwer (et mischling, et cetera)- are all mixed? Isn’t all this nonsense just insecure navel-gazing by people obviously still hurting from coal-black cousins mocking their dancing at dey big momma’s birfday party? (Not their Bubbie’s birthday party in the rec room at Kol Emet, they big momma who likes scrimps.)

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  82. Lugash says:
    @Neoconned

    Buzzfeed 4-D trolls itself by quoting a racists shitposter who’s trolling the conversation by pretending to not know the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes

    • Replies: @Lugash
  83. @PiltdownMan

    Unlike the UMC, the Commonwealth is making good use of her overseas recruits.

  84. Lugash says:
    @Lugash

    Actually not sure if that’s a troll account or not. I guess I 5-D trolled myself. Anyway, Buzzfeed not knowing the difference between Type I and Type II is pretty sad/funny.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  85. @Peter Akuleyev

    Implicated how exactly? Clinton was the one constantly on his jet, not Trump. Clinton is the one turning up with Epstein left and right socially, at receptions, weddings, etc… The Mainstream media who despises Trump almost never talks about the President because the connections are so tenuous, it would be a silly stretch even for them to make and they know it.

    Clinton and other Dems on the other hand are connected with Epstein to an obvious degree, they bring up the President and everyone will see the connections with Clinton are far more pervasive. The media are the Democrats propaganda wing at this point, the only reason they would steer away off of Trump is because the Dems are far more implicated and most or all the crap will hit them a lot harder, hence there is no coverage of Epstein and his demise.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Forbes
  86. Flip says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    I thought I read that Harry inherited $10+ million from Diana. I guess that doesn’t go very far for a royal.

  87. With a new prime minister… a Brexit project… nationalism… many of us are also thinking about moving….

    Good! Just don’t move to America.

    You know it’s odd, though: My earliest American ancestors left England and moved to the wilderness here in the 1600s to get away from whatever was bothering them over there — and they were White.

    BTW it’s actually Harry who wants to be closer to his own kind:


    Mark Steyn, famous Canadian and Prince Harry lookalike

    Some say gingers are an oppressed people.

  88. Art Deco says:
    @PiltdownMan

    1. The nobility let out their properties to tour groups to make ends meet;

    2. Winston Churchill and Lord Home have been the only figures out of the nobility or gentry to have led any of Britain’s major parties since 1902;

    3. David Cameron is the only person out of the commercial / industrial patriciate to have led any of the major parties since 1965 (though you could make a case that Wm. Hague comes from that stratum); there were a mess of ‘Southern English Public Schoolboy” types in Cameron’s cabinet, but that type was still a minority;

    4. If you look at capsule biographies of the CEOs of Britain’s 10 largest employers, you find two who attended one of Britain’s antique universities and one who appears to have attended a boarding school.

    5. If you look at capsule biographies of Boris Johnson’s cabinet, you see patrician signatures in the biographies of something on the order of 20% of them.

    6. Britain’s income distribution is fairly equalitarian, about normal for Europe and more equalitarian than that of the U.S.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  89. Paul says:
    @Paul

    I should have used the word “emigrate” rather than “immigrate.”

  90. Art Deco says:
    @Arclight

    My impression is that Harry just likes to have fun,

    That may be. He’s also a combat veteran.

    • Replies: @Thea
    , @Jack D
  91. Anon[207] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m from west London (home of ponce faggy) & word springs down the class scale to my working class station that not only is Harry stupid, he has virtually no emotional stability / enpathy / cunning.

    He got 2 e grades @ A level, despite tutors, Eton, Palaces… Not only that – he’s incredibly dumb emotionally, he apparently fancied himself becoming an astronaut despite imbecile IQ levels.

    Loads of royals aren’t smart, but they generally are grounded w common sense – what they r bred for. But that twat is manipulated like a total bitchvoy by his dumb but streetwise mulatta shrew. Ooh harry this aids / feminist / sjw charity is soon cool. Er right I don’t mind looking like an even bigger twat than I am for it, meg!!!

  92. Tiny Duck says:
    @Paul

    Uh……

    Maybe ask how those countries came to be that way

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  93. @Lugash

    I remember back in the 1970s and early 80s, several of the singers I liked were morbidly obese.

    I saw Meat Loaf in a Shakespeare play (As You Like It) in 1973. He was chubby, with the voice of an angel. When he hit it big, he was enormous. Fortunately, he lost weight, and is still alive. He can’t sing worth a #### anymore, but I loved his stuff in the 70s and 90s.

    About 40 years ago I briefly lived in Honolulu, and I followed a band called the Makaha Sons of Niihau. The leaders of the band were two brothers, Skippy and Izzy. Skippy was over 700 pounds, and died a couple of years later from congestive heart failure. He was in his 20s. I remember him walking right by my table at Hank’s Place, brushing against the table. You can’t realize just how large a 700+ pound person is until you see one in the flesh, a few feet away from you.

    Izzy was only about 400-500 pounds, but he got fatter as he aged. He died at the age of 38 from congestive heart failure. He was over 700 pounds.

    Here is a clip of the Makaha Sons of Niihau around the time I saw them. Izzy is the really big guy playing the guitar near the left. Skippy is the fat teenager with the golden voice playing the ukulele.

    Here is Izzy’s big crossover hit. The video was done after he died, so it includes his funeral. If you are going to look at ONE of these videos, look at this one:

    I like Lizzo’s singing. I really do. I suppose it would be failing to celebrate big black ladies’ bodies if I were concerned that she might die at a young age as well. I hope she lives a long and healthy life. If that makes me racist, f### it.

  94. Thea says:

    It is difficult to understand how a royal family of millionaire welfare recipients can exist in the 21st century. They are loaded and yet still receive millions from tax payers to behave poorly and embarrass themselves on the world stage.

    At the least queen projects gravitas but her children and grandchildren are mostly useless at best.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  95. @utu

    Isn’t it widely speculated, and has been for years, that Harry is not really a Windsor anyway? The rumor for many years is that he is the son of Diana and Captain James Hewitt, who was her riding instructor (no, that is not a joke). If you look at photos of Hewitt at that time and Harry now, you can see the resemblance.

    Don’t you imagine Harry has been followed by this rumor for as long as he can remember and has long been looking for a way to get out of the whole scene, which is kind of creepy anyway? Marrying a divorced American POC was an excellent start, then having a son with her gave his exit extra momentum. And now they can go live in Malibu and hang out with Caitlyn and the other Kardashians, but on alternate days.

    But will William and Kate, and Grandma and Grandpa Windsor, come to visit the happy couple once they get settled? Keep an eye of People Magazine for that one.

    You can see Hewitt’s photo here:
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3075298/james-hewitt-prince-harry-dad-affair-princess-diana/

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  96. Whenever the Brits start quacking about the royals, it’s like Norma Desmond looking into a mirror and trying to convince herself she’s still beautiful. A has-been country clinging to a thread of what it once was, even if that meant a gang of pedos using the royal seal to bugger children.

    Of course the British self-defense mechanism insists that it’s Americans who make a big deal out of the royals. The Brits think they have everything in proper perspective. The London media coverage the last few days suggests otherwise. The Daily Mail is positively rabid right now.

    And Meghan doesn’t stand a chance against the British press. When they go full savage mode like they are now, I don’t think anyone stands a chance. I still think it was the Daily Mail who pushed Obama into the Libyan mess. Mockery gets results!

  97. Thea says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Meatloaf says he got the prettiest girls while fat.

    Izzy was quite a talent.

  98. Thea says:
    @Art Deco

    Yes. He May have thrived if allowed to pursue that for his whole career.

    He seems rudderless since leaving the military.

  99. songbird says:

    Isn’t that The Guardian‘s territory? Did the NYT have to add an extra sprocket on their racism plotwheel, so they wouldn’t repeat their older stories? They would just be repeating The Guardian‘s stories?

  100. Hail says: • Website
    @Peter Akuleyev

    It’s been said before, but it ought to be said again:

    There would be few harsher critics of President Trump than Candidate Trump.

    • Replies: @Flip
  101. Hail says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    It sounds like she is a personification of British foreign policy from the 1930s to 1960s.

  102. @Buzz Mohawk

    Can you oppress those who have no souls?

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
  103. JimB says:

    Despite being less than half black, Meghan Markel is the talentless embodiment of Negro narcissism. It’s her way or the highway. How or why Prince Harry hooked up with her, given all his possible dating options, is utterly baffling. On the other hand, the British royals deserve this. They should have seen this coming.

    • Replies: @Aldon
  104. Meaghan Markle’s and her family’s utter lack of class have a lot more to do with the dislike she’s experiencing from the British public than does her racial, ethnic and religious ancestry. Her and her family’s odious nature became obvious even before the wedding ceremony. The British Royals should exile the two of them the same as they did the contemptible Duke of Windsor and his consort, the declasse Mrs. Simpson.

  105. @Reg Cæsar

    “British”

    The nose says otherwise

  106. @Reg Cæsar

    It is the physical realization of the perfect Coudenhove-Kalergi poster child.

    Oxford degree in politics, philosophy, and economics, huh? In other words, a professional word salad grifting parasite leaching six figures a year off the taxpayer.

    Nice work if you can get it.

  107. Lurker says:

    If the media paid more attention to Britain’s communities of color

    Hahahahahahahah!

    • Agree: Forbes
  108. J.Ross says:

    French government finally catches up to Everyone With A Working Pair Of Eyes From Four Years Ago and admits that the helpless child refugees are actually adult male economic migrants.
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/10/french-department-reveals-80-percent-of-minor-migrants-are-really-adults/
    In other news, the French government has announced that it mourns the passing of pop star David Bowie.

    • Replies: @notsaying
  109. Lurker says:

    told to leave if we don’t like it here

    Please just leave then.

    Afua Hirsch – Jewish dad, African mum, born in Norway. Doesn’t get more British than that!

    • LOL: Forbes
  110. res says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Why are we Americans even discussing these people?

    Because the point of Steve’s post was that they are fleeing racism by moving to the US.

    Are you incapable of seeing the humor in that? How many of your fellow Democrats would agree with your statement “the least racist country on earth, the United States”? Perhaps you could spend some time convincing them? They won’t listen to any non-Democrats. It would be a good way for you to learn more about exactly how tolerant they are.

    P.S. And I think you can safely bet Meghan and Harry won’t be keeping a low profile here. Kardashians don’t just happen. They have to work at it. Although royals have a huge head start.

  111. When do we get a Meghan (and Harry, I suppose) sex tape?

  112. BenKenobi says:

    No matter how beautiful you are, whom you marry, what palaces you occupy, charities you support, how faithful you are, how much money you accumulate or what good deeds you perform, in this society racism will still follow you.

    DAS RITE! Get the FUDGE out.

  113. Lot says:

    I think Harry’s done the right thing, and is just making his transition from possible monarch to 6th in line, behind multiple healthy relatives 30+ years younger than him, official.

    As for marriage with a young hottie when you’re in love with an old plain-jane, that worked out poorly for Charles. He had his fun, and MM is who he wants. Good for him.

    And really MM is in the top 5% of looks for women her age.

    Older high status guys raiding the supply of 18-25 year old women for marriage also isn’t good for society, even if it is what most of us would do in his position.

    • Replies: @anon
  114. BB753 says:
    @Arclight

    I’m not sure they can earn money in Canada, where his grandmother is still nominally head of state. Too bad the buddy of Harry’s uncle Andrew, Epstein, is presumably dead: he could have given the young couple financial advise.

  115. @Peter Akuleyev

    “Epstein covered all the bases, from the English Royals, to the Clintons, to Trump and doubtless to other powerful people we don’t know about.”

    This. The name John Roberts is on a flight manifest of the Lolita Express. It’s a common name, but….. if it’s a certain jurist, oye oye, it sure explains a lot. And Epstein didn’t invite any common Johns to pedo island.

    • Replies: @Andy Texan
  116. Lot says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Izzy still gets a bit of mainstream radio play in Southern California.

    And a lot of play in our many Hawaiian restaurants.

  117. Forbes says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Meghan told Harry her agent could get them a better deal in Celeb Land.

    I wonder, for how long? Famous for being famous has a pretty short shelf life.

    Meghan’s a TV B-actor, at best. Is she planning on being the family bread winner?

    Is that what Meghan signed up for…

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    , @Fun
  118. Susan says:

    Whine, whine, whine. Who pays this whiny witch to write this idiocy?

  119. Jack D says:
    @Art Deco

    One is not inconsistent with the other. Also there are many men who have an adventure when they are young and, if they survive, avoid stepping near danger ever again if they can help it. What was appealing to the young man of 23 is completely unappealing to the 35 year old father.

    OTOH, his adventurous life in combat may had made the prospect of spending the rest of his life attending ribbon cuttings at Islamic Cultural Centers and nursing homes and the like unappealing. The life of a modern British royal seems to combine the worst aspects of celebrity culture and life as a civil servant and I don’t blame him and Meghan for wanting out.

    Meghan is the type of person that burns her bridges behind her, including with her own father, but maybe Harry will enjoy his new Hollywood friends (Oprah! George Clooney!) more than he ever enjoyed his real family. The problem is that Hollywood friends are sunshine friends while your family will stick with you thru thick and thin. On the third hand, the royal family has not exactly been sticking up for Prince Andrew – they’ve thrown him under the bus to save their own necks.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  120. anon[196] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    And really MM is in the top 5% of looks for women her age.

    Debatable.

    Either way, Harry could have easily found hotter & younger. But he’s too beta for that.

    “Windrashians”, lol. Such little precious nuggets are always a bonus here.

  121. One less! Swinging London is looking a heck of a lot better than Chicago-and much, much safer! And as always: Free Jason Van Dyke.

  122. Dems are the real racists.

  123. JimB says:
    @Arclight

    If Harry and Meghan end up in LA, they can become recurring guests on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  124. Forbes says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Exactly. Trump’s acquaintance (posed photos, attendance at functions in common with many others) with Epstein pales in comparison to Clinton’s 20+ flights on Lolita.

    Media lack of curiosity around the spectacle of Epstein–usually catnip to media–can only be surmised as preferred ignorance regarding Clinton’s known reputation as a horndog.

  125. @res

    Heh. Nice.

    98% of contemporary political engagement has devolved into opposing something or someone(s), often windmills imagined into giants, and that has gradually bled into ideology which is, if you think about it, absurd. Akin to trying not to think of a pink elephant. Nihil is always consistent with nihil, whatever it purports to claim.

  126. @Reg Cæsar

    Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism strikes again!

  127. Jack D says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Opera singers were also traditionally fat. Apparently having a lot of fat on you is good for the sound of your singing voice.

    A lot of native people are evolved to live under limited calorie conditions so that when they have the opportunity to consume unlimited amounts of food they do so – back in the day their brain didn’t need a signal to stop eating because there was never going to be an opportunity to eat that much on a regular basis to begin with, especially not anything with fat in it (fat has 3x the calorie content of other foods on a gram for gram basis). Maybe once in a while you’d get lucky and catch a wild pig (which was also pretty lean) but mostly it was a lot of veggies – poi (taro) and such. If nothing else you couldn’t eat a lot of poi because it was so incredibly bland and boring. Think of a diet that consists of nothing but boiled potatoes without any butter or sour cream. Believe it or not, a starchy diet doesn’t make you fat PROVIDED that you also don’t eat a lot of fat with it. It’s hard to get fat eating JUST starch. Also because you had to spend you days rowing your canoe or something instead of sitting around and eating french fries and McNuggets.

  128. @PiltdownMan

    Do BoJo and DJT share the same barber?

  129. J.Ross says:
    @res

    Also it’s a great example of vacuous journalism, which is a central iSteve focus, and that’s a good thing. Black Britons — wait a minute, there’s no such thing, Briton is actually an ethnic identifier like Belgæ — Black folk know (why, they were just discussing it at the last All Black People Bongo Soiree) why the irrelevant celebrities have a grievance with the Awful White People, read on to learn something. The bitter divisiveness is almost lost in how fatuous it is. If my five year old self babbled pseudo-expositorily about a particular plastic toy, there would be more facts and relevance than this establishment-endorsed race hate.

  130. ‘…In Britain’s rigid class society, there is still a deep correlation between privilege and race….’

    While Britain definitely still has a class structure, claiming it’s ‘rigid’ simply ignores the evidence. Consider, for example, the background of Margaret Thatcher.

    As to a ‘deep correlation between privilege and race,’ that would seem to rule out, for example, a quadroon marrying the younger son of the heir to the British throne.

    Mind, I don’t have any objection to there being ‘a deep correlation between privilege and race.’. It’s just that in this case, I don’t see any evidence that it exists.

  131. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    Meghan is the type of person that burns her bridges behind her, including with her own father, but maybe Harry will enjoy his new Hollywood friends (Oprah! George Clooney!) more than he ever enjoyed his real family.

    There’s no indication he has issues with his relatives. Neither is there any indication that they will be living in Los Angeles. IIRC, before she took up with him, she lived in Toronto. It’s a reasonable wager they’ll spend time in LA, because that’s where her mother lives (and where his cousin Freddie Windsor lives).

    I’ve not seen any indication that she’s burned her bridges with her father, either. The man is (by all appearances) fragile and behaved erratically in the run up to her wedding, eventually deciding to stay home. Her brother is an alcoholic divorce and beclowned himself with pathetic public commentary. Her sister resents and despises her for reasons obscure and made a spectacle of herself more thoroughly than the brother. Her lapsed sister-in-law and her nephews are…amusing. If she has problems with these people it’s because they are…problematic.

    OTOH, his adventurous life in combat may had made the prospect of spending the rest of his life attending ribbon cuttings at Islamic Cultural Centers and nursing homes and the like unappealing. The life of a modern British royal seems to combine the worst aspects of celebrity culture and life as a civil servant and I don’t blame him and Meghan for wanting out.

    He’s 6th in line for the throne. The last several people to occupy that position were his uncle (now on ice), his cousins the York sisters (one of whom has had a succession of jobs working for businesses, mostly in New York, and the other of whom is a museum curator), his other uncle (who only took up ribbon cutting when the public accusations against his business and his wife’s grew too distracting), and his aunt (who has done this sort of thing since she was about 21, in addition to riding horses). Forty years ago, if you had a royal style, you were debarred from just about any occupation but the military, but that rule was done away with a generation ago.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  132. @Jack D

    ‘If nothing else you couldn’t eat a lot of poi because it was so incredibly bland and boring. Think of a diet that consists of nothing but boiled potatoes without any butter or sour cream. ‘

    I think you’re touching on the truth here. People in very poor countries aren’t thin because they haven’t enough to eat; they usually do have enough to eat. They’re thin because they haven’t anything interesting to eat. Just the same damn thing, day after day. It doesn’t matter what it is: herring, lentils, potatoes, tortillas and beans, rice…if that one thing is all you usually get, pretty soon you’ll be eating exactly enough to avoid feeling hungry and no more.

    There’s actually a diet built around this principle. You can eat all you want…of any one thing, and you can eat only that thing. Obviously, nutritional problems would set in pretty quick, but the point is that even more quickly, you’ll start eating no more than the minimum required to stave off hunger.

    In other words, variety may be the spice of life, but it’s also what makes you fat.

  133. @Nose Respecter

    But it’s really about the hair, isn’t it?

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
  134. @Buzz Mohawk

    Tucker Carlson took a break from influencing foreign policy, and had Mark Steyn on his show to give some perspective on this Windashian development.

    https://www.steynonline.com/9978/harry-kiri

    I think that Steyn thinks that Harry is a bubblehead … so, it’s not like he’s reflexively defending fellow gingers, that gravely oppressed group.

  135. @interesting

    “How did this happen?”

    We voted for Hope and Change, Swarth Edition.

  136. @Pat Hannagan

    I suffered from a generational resentment of Led Zeppelin in the later 1970s when they were in decline but still in the spotlight.

    But in the fullness of time, they’ve ascended to their rightful place in my appreciation near the very top.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    , @J.Ross
  137. @res

    I understand the point of Steve’s post.

    Believe it or not, most of my fellow Democrats aren’t racial lunatics. We realize things are not perfect, but better than they used to be and better than many other countries. It’s the radicals with the megaphones who are the problem. The bigger problem is when elected officials listen to them.

    I do want to mention the posts on Harry and MM have been more thoughtful on this thread than what I normally see in internet comments section. Many of the US comments are absurdly pro-MM and many of the UK comments are rabidly anti-MM. They act as if she is a combination of Marie Antoinette and Yoko Ono — allowing that the reputations of both of those ladies are probably far worse than the real persons anyway.

    My point is — all this royal nonsense in Not Our Problem. The US infatuation with the UK royal family does bring a ton of cash into the UK tourism business. Perhaps Mr. Harry and Ms. MM wish to grab their share while the grabbing is good. Not my problem. Perhaps Mr. Harry really has been suffering mentally due to the stress of being a royal. He has said he has had a lot of mental health issues. If that is the case, best of luck to both of them, have a nice life, and if they can do some good in the world while grabbing cash, more power to them.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Reg Cæsar
  138. @interesting

    we was kingz propaganda

    It’s true, though, given the hyperpolygamy of traditional African leaders.

    The king currently has 15 wives and 23 children.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mswati_III#Family_and_succession

    At least that’s a low TFR.

    Mswati III is one of many sons fathered by the previous king, Sobhuza II (who had more than 125 wives during his reign of 82 years)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mswati_III#Early_life

    Known by the honorific “Bull of Swazi” by virtue of his numerous progeny, King Sobhuza continued the tribal practice of maintaining many consorts. According to the Swaziland National Trust Commission, King Sobhuza II married 70 wives, who gave him 210 children between 1920 and 1970. About 180 children survived infancy, and 97 sons and daughters were reported living as of 2000. At his death he had more than 1,000 grandchildren.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobhuza_II#Family_and_succession


    “Marry More Than Two Wives Or Face Jail” – King Mswati III Of Swaziland Declares

    Do you take an olive in your eSwatini?

  139. @Jack D

    I’m not sure what makes Native Hawaiians fat. You could very well be correct. I had poi a few times in Hawaii. I found fresh poi inedible; sour poi too sour. I preferred day-old poi. Not that I really liked poi, it’s just that I found day-old had at least some taste, while fresh poi has often been compared to Elmers Glue.

    There is an interesting hypothesis as to why so many Native Americans are fat, indeed quite obese. The hypothesis is that there were certain tribes that were basically starved almost to extinction during the Indian Wars, and the survivors are those with extremely low metabolisms. The problem is, when food is flush, those with extremely low metabolisms get really, really fat. Sad, but at least their ancestors survived so they could live in the first place.

    I don’t know if there is something similar with Native Hawaiians.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  140. Art Deco says:
    @Dumbo

    People, even “royals”, usually want to get more, not less.

    No, people want to get ‘more’ if there aren’t countervaling downside costs. Satisficers are much more common than optimizers among people-in-general. He’s had a great deal of comfort and convenience throughout his life (bar his time in the military). It’s doubtful that he sees a deficit of that that as what’s missing.

    Here’s a hypothesis: (1) they’re tired of public appearances and (2) they’re tired of paparazzi. They go to Toronto, he gets a job working for a security firm and she gets a job as a documentary presenter or some such.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  141. Art Deco says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Have a gander at Althouse’s comment boxes. Those chaps hate both of them, all the while claiming they don’t give a damn. It’s quite puzzling.

  142. @Paleo Liberal

    He had a nice voice, but he made a hash of the lyrics to “Over the Rainbow”. What kind of dumbass doesn’t learn the words to a song before trying to sing it?

  143. @Buck Ransom

    That is a possibility, however,

    1. The rumored affair between Diana and her riding instructor supposedly took place after Harry was born, and

    2. Harry resembles his grandfather Prince Phillip at the same age.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/836271/Prince-Philip-young-pictures-Duke-of-Edinburgh-photographs-photos

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
    , @LondonBob
  144. @Paleo Liberal

    They act as if she is a combination of Marie Antoinette and Yoko Ono…

    “Let them eat sushi”?

    Well, Marie never said the only thing she’s known for. Perhaps nobody did, but if so, it was another queen consort. Rousseau mentioned it in his diary before Marie was born.

    — allowing that the reputations of both of those ladies are probably far worse than the real persons anyway.

    Yoko and Linda were questionable as musicians, but seem to have been pretty good wives in private. May Pang described in her book how a busy Yoko recruited her to be John’s mistress. Perhaps this is what architect Minoru Yamasaki’s first-and-fourth bride meant when she promised, the second time around, to try harder at being “a good Japanese wife”. (Both were native Americans. Seattle was once considered America.)

    Some Catholics want to see Marie Antoinette canonized, on the technicality that she died defending the faith.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  145. @Reg Cæsar

    I get the impression that the Akan, like the Ibo/Igbo in Nigeria, are smarter than the average African.

    I worked for a year alongside a member of the former Ashanti royal house (Ashanti are the largest Akan group) and he was a very switched-on guy with exquisite old-world manners.

  146. Tulip says:

    All this poor Harry nonsense.

    How do we know this isn’t all a calculated scheme of revenge against the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  147. @Paleo Liberal

    I’m not sure I see any resemblance between Philip and Harry. The Prince was a good-looking man but even his own children don’t look like him.

    Look at the coloring of Hewitt and Harry, though. Hmmmmm.

    I imagine there is a file of DNA results somewhere in Buck House that makes the answer pretty clear.

    • Replies: @Flip
    , @Art Deco
  148. @Mr McKenna

    But you see, there’s a small tribe who perceive a ‘percentage’ in having everyone else at one another’s throats…

    Quite.

  149. Isn’t there someone who could have a serious sit-down with Harry and instruct him on how a British Royal is supposed to comport himself? His Uncle Andrew, perhaps?

    • LOL: Kevin O'Keeffe
  150. Art Deco says:
    @Tulip

    Why would he want revenge on any of them?

    • Replies: @Tulip
  151. @interesting

    How did this happen? Race relations were better 20 years ago when we all just hung out and had laughs but now it’s all race all the time 24/7/365….

    Jewish Minoritarianism: Minorities virtuous; majorities evil.

    This has been the increasingly dominant ideology in America since the “rise of the Jews” in the 60s. And as they have controlled “the discourse”–Hollyweird, news media, academia, politics–this has become essentially the sea within which Americans swim. What Americans–the last couple of generations–get taught in school, what they see on TV, in the movies. And in the last few years, the full on hissy fit … openly stating the desire to crush/transform/end white gentile peoples/culture in America, openly trying to “shoot the stragglers”.

    ~~

    In a more normal America things were … more normal. My first job, i worked as first dishwasher, then short order cook at a Country Kitchen (think a crappier version of Denny’s) near the GE jet engine plant in Evendale (Cincinnati). I liked working nights, and on nights most or all of my co-workers were blacks mostly from nearby Lincoln Heights. We got along fine. I flirted with the waitresses. I partied with the other young guys. It wasn’t a big deal.

    Definitely not claiming sunshine and blue skies. Heck, blacks were rioting in a bunch of cities a few years earlier. Blacks are blacks. Whites are whites. But in a normal nation, with a normal majority people and culture that everyone understands define the nation, it is possible to have perfectly tractable minority/majority relations.

    This becomes less and less possible with a minoritarian/anti-nationalist ideology that claims white gentiles somehow “stole” what they actually built, that their nations are illegitimate and that minorities problems, difficulties, alienation, even unhappiness are white gentiles fault.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  152. Veracitor says:
    @Neoconned

    Looking at the photos Lizzo supplies, it appears she may be developing the dreaded dark ring around the neck which really does indicate diabetes!

    To see for yourself, just visit Neocon’s Buzzfeed link then scroll down to where you can see big photos of Lizzo.

  153. @Paleo Liberal

    I had poi a few times in Hawaii. I found fresh poi inedible; sour poi too sour.

    We haole kids would pour great gobs of refined sugar into it, and we couldn’t get enough. It had the consistency of peanut butter, and you ate it with your fingers. Heaven for kids!

    This was the era when supermarket shelves were dominated by the likes of Sugar Pops and Sugar Frosted Flakes.

    But we never got to this– how he fingered chords is a mystery:

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  154. As soon as I saw that this ostensible expert on British race relations was actually Prof. Hirsch of USC, I thought, “Steve Sailer will have some fun with this one.”

  155. black sea says:
    @LondonBob

    As Prince Philip purportedly said actresses aren’t for marrying.

    Some careers draw upon emotional instability, and then, if successfully pursued, enhance it.

  156. Currahee says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Just guessing: this photog highly flattering.

  157. Black Britons Know Why Meghan Markle Wants Out
    It’s the racism.

    Or the weather?

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  158. @Reg Cæsar

    Not defending the Faith, dying for it. It is called martyrdom, and in the ancient Church such heroes were understood to have gone straight to Heaven. Even heretics like Hippolytus were sainted by a martyr’s death.

    So a case for Marie Antoinette can be made, as indeed also for her husband.

    But I want something a bit more effective as my model: say Franco, or even Salazar. Fat chance with either now: Bergoglio prefers Communists, and, being “pope”, he gets them.

  159. @Malcolm X-Lax

    That’s Chomsky’s snake oil, isn’t it? Poor little Israel is being exploited by Uncle Sam, used as an “outpost of American imperialism” etc. The ratio of projection to self-awareness in these people is astounding.

  160. JMcG says:
    @Thea

    It’s a riddle indeed. The more you think about it, the less sense it makes. My own sainted mother, whose father led men against crown forces, would sit and watch anything to do with that ridiculous outfit. It was her only flaw.

  161. LondonBob says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    He also looks like his uncle Earl Spencer crossed with Prince Philip. That said he apparently took the rumour that Hewitt was his father to heart.

  162. @Pat Hannagan

    John Paul Jones does not get near the credit he deserves for his contributions to LZ’s music.

  163. @Reg Cæsar

    To be honest, I was wondering how he could finger the cords. He wasn’t fast with his fingers like Peter Moon, but his singing made it all okay.

  164. JMcG says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Parallel lives Steve. I hate to admit that I much prefer to listen to Led Zeppelin than the Jam these days. Had you told the twenty year old me of this, I’d have punched you.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @MEH 0910
  165. @AnotherDad

    Are you trying to imply that the weather in Malibu is somehow superior to that of London?

    I suppose it takes all kinds.

  166. @Haruto Rat

    Are you claiming you are a troll? I’m confused.

  167. M_Young says:
    @El Dato

    I ate at In-N-Out today. It’s amazing to me how they manage to find an ample staff of young people who speak unaccented English and generally represent the neighborhood demographics when Crack in the Box, McDs, etc cannot seem to find anyone who speaks English understandably.

    • Replies: @Lot
  168. Tulip says:
    @Art Deco

    I can’t imagine marrying Meghan Markle unless I really hated my parents enough to make up for the personal sacrifice.

    Its like shooting a hole in your own life raft, you have to really hate your companions.

    You can jump on Prince Andrew all you want, but at least he never paid the baby sitter to look the other way while he eloped with her charge to West Virginia.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
  169. PaceLaw says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks for posting the photo. I usually find bi-racial women to be very attractive but she is definitely an exception to that rule. She is quite frankly unpleasant to look at.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  170. PaceLaw says:
    @Altai

    I completely agree with your spot-on take concerning Afua’s many identity issues, but what exactly makes Meghan a “narcissistic sociopath”??? Her tv/movie career was fairly non-descript. Was she committed to amental institution or was she formerly locked up prior to meeting Harry? What “narcissistic and sociopathic things” has she actually done?

  171. @Buzz Mohawk

    Steyn lives in New Hampshire though.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  172. Paul says:

    Tribalism is rampant in Africa.

  173. @Art Deco

    Some comments and some corrections:

    1. The nobility let out their properties to tour groups to make ends meet;

    Not the nobility, but some of its members.

    2. Winston Churchill and Lord Home have been the only figures out of the nobility or gentry to have led any of Britain’s major parties since 1902;

    Tories first: Arthur Balfour, leader 1902-1911; nephew of his predecessor, of a landed Scottish family himself.
    Anthony Eden, leader 1955-57; son of a man who was both a seventh and a fifth baronet; his mother was a Grey (Earls).
    Labour: none.
    Liberal: Sir Archibald Sinclair, 4th baronet. leader, 1935-45.

    3. David Cameron is the only person out of the commercial / industrial patriciate to have led any of the major parties since 1965 (though you could make a case that Wm. Hague comes from that stratum); there were a mess of ‘Southern English Public Schoolboy” types in Cameron’s cabinet, but that type was still a minority;

    Tories: Amusing that you include Hague, who is lower-middle, and sounds it. Boris Johnson is out of precisely the same drawer as Cameron.
    Labour: none, except for the two-time interim leader Harriet Harman. One could include Michael Foot here as well, although both her family and his are more properly described as professional upper-middles, their wealth and prominence coming from the law and medicine rather than industry or commerce.
    Liberal: both Jo Grimond and Jeremy Thorpe were patricians: the Grimonds were rich jute merchantd of Dundee and the Thorpes well-off politicians, both his father and his (knighted) maternal grandfather having been Tory MPs.

    4. If you look at capsule biographies of the CEOs of Britain’s 10 largest employers, you find two who attended one of Britain’s antique universities and one who appears to have attended a boarding school.

    Surely you know that the aristocrats despise trade?

    5. If you look at capsule biographies of Boris Johnson’s cabinet, you see patrician signatures in the biographies of something on the order of 20% of them.

    Given that we are talking about one or two percent of the population, 20% of the cabinet is remarkable.

    6. Britain’s income distribution is fairly equalitarian, about normal for Europe and more equalitarian than that of the U.S.

    The result of generations of confiscatory taxation, only clawed back under Thatcher. In any case, unike in the USA, families do not loose their status when they lose their money. The penniless earl is still an earl.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @utu
  174. @Peter Akuleyev

    Of course, since Trump is badly implicated as well, the chances of this ever clearing up are zero. Epstein covered all the bases from the English Royals, to the Clintons, to Trump and doubtless to other powerful people we don’t know about. That’s how he got away with his scams for so long. Do you really think the GOP wouldn’t use this against the Clintons if the GOP elite were clean?

    Perhaps you are of the belief that the institutional GOP would not use any pretext that would rid it of Trump? Your statement makes no sense for anyone minimally observant.

    They’d give everything to rid themselves of Trump and ride out a tail end Pence administration so that they could return to nominating sure losers like Romney who don’t threaten the low tax/low wage agenda of the donor class.

  175. Wait until the Windashians’ biracial, French speaking heir defeats Prince Louis in a rap battle at Hastings in 2066, claiming England for the House of Hewitt.

    • LOL: Lot, Johann Ricke
  176. Art Deco says:
    @Tulip

    I can’t imagine marrying Meghan Markle unless I really hated my parents enough to make up for the personal sacrifice.

    Your imagination’s a trifle impoverished.

    She’s handsome enough, fertile enough, and likely to be less disoriented by paparazzi than would an ordinary person. The downside would be her previous marriage, her occupation, and some of her relatives. I’ve known people who married divorces, known people who married someone with troublesome family members, &c. No, they didn’t hate their parents.

    • Replies: @Aldon
  177. FLgeezer says:
    @CrunchyButRealistCon

    >…to soothe Afua’s alienation.

    Yes. The poor thing is AFU’ed.

  178. notsaying says:

    Speaking of refugees, Tom Steyer clearly has a special place in his heart for them. I see by the immigration policy plan that he released today that he wants to offer some categories of refugees virtually unlimited admission into the US:

    “Immigrants are fleeing violence and extreme poverty in the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. A Steyer Administration will work with these countries’ leaders and with the U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees in Central America to help find placements for displaced persons, including in the U.S.

    Nobody else wants these people so I assume Steyer intends to offer asylum here to anybody from these countries who wants it. That’s millions of people, which is bad enough but there’s more:

    “He will establish new categories to ensure persons fleeing from climate-related disasters and conflicts are eligible for legal entry to the United States.”

    He’s creating an apparently open-ended right for anybody to come here whose country has been negatively affected by climate change. That’s a potential for tens of millions of people, eventually maybe hundreds of millions.

    This is just nuts. This is turning the US into a place for everybody in the whole world to come to if things go wrong in their country.

    https://www.tomsteyer.com/immigration-plan/

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  179. Lot says:
    @M_Young

    Their secret is they pay more than the minimum wage and don’t accept obviously fraudulent identification when hiring.

  180. @Tulip

    I can’t imagine marrying Meghan Markle unless I really hated my parents enough to make up for the personal sacrifice.

    Yeah, well, you’re not in love with Ms. Markle. Harry presumably is (or was).

    So that’s why he married her.

  181. Hail says: • Website
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    Israelis like me spent childhoods in bomb shelters because of America’s wars in the Middle East. We don’t want to be a pawn for the US during this crisis with Iran

    “I spent my childhood and my young adulthood in bomb shelters every time America had a spat with one of our neighbors. But the truth is we have so much more in common with Arab countries than with WASPs in New Hampshire”

    This is pure Moldbug-ism.

    It’s a version of Moldbug’s grand theory of history applied to a news-of-the-day item.

    It’s the same con. Down to shamelessly misdirecting blame for what you’ve done onto the same group (New England WASPs; this op-ed writer does so by name, which is a little weird but telling).

    • Agree: utu, LondonBob
  182. TBA says:
    @Dumbo

    I don’t know why the British Royal Family is so trashy in any case. I mean there are other still existing royal houses in Europe, in Spain, in Sweden, Norway, they seem to be pretty quiet without so many scandals as the Brits.

    Maybe the answer is that the Brits actually care what their royals are up to, rather than just ignore them.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
  183. Then leave, whiny bitches.

  184. “told to leave if we don’t like it here. ”

    And so you should.

  185. Dumbo says:
    @Art Deco

    They go to Toronto, he gets a job working for a security firm and she gets a job as a documentary presenter or some such.

    You must be kidding. Whatever they are, they are not your average people. I’m sure she did not marry a prince to become “a documentary presenter or some such”, neither he will leave the royal spotlight to “work for a security firm”, unless it’s a front for the CIA or something.

  186. Art Deco says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    Not the nobility, but some of its members.

    And Mr. Anon calls me a pedant. I might have split an infinitive and ended a sentence with a preposition. Better check.

    2. Winston Churchill and Lord Home have been the only figures out of the nobility or gentry to have led any of Britain’s major parties since 1902;

    Tories first: Arthur Balfour, leader 1902-1911; nephew of his predecessor, of a landed Scottish family himself. Anthony Eden, leader 1955-57; son of a man who was both a seventh and a fifth baronet; his mother was a Grey (Earls).

    Sorry.

    Liberal: Sir Archibald Sinclair, 4th baronet. leader, 1935-45.

    The Liberal Party lost about 2/3 of it’s electoral base during the years running from 1924 to 1931. They were a modest 3d party at that time.

    Tories: Amusing that you include Hague, who is lower-middle, and sounds it.

    He has a regional accent and attended an ordinary state school. His father owned and operated a manufacturing concern that was in the family for a century. The term ‘lower-middle class’ does not mean what you fancy it means.

    Boris Johnson is out of precisely the same drawer as Cameron.

    No, they passed through the same sort of schools. Papa Johnson has an exotic family background and occupied public sector professional-managerial positions. His son was a scholarship student at Eton. Papa Cameron’s worked in the financial sector, the Camerons are indubitably wealthy, and his son married into oooold money.

    Liberal: both Jo Grimond and Jeremy Thorpe were patricians: the Grimonds were rich jute merchantd of Dundee and the Thorpes well-off politicians, both his father and his (knighted) maternal grandfather having been Tory MPs.

    Again, the Liberal Party was good for about 7% of the vote and a dozen seats in the Commons during their era. And Thorpe’s family is best describes as professional class.

    Surely you know that the aristocrats despise trade?

    The ones who do run nothing more consequential than rotting museum properties. I was interested in the background of the people who run Britain, not the people who fancy their great-great grandfathers did a much better job of it thank you very much.

    Given that we are talking about one or two percent of the population, 20% of the cabinet is remarkable.

    No, it’s quite ordinary and something you’ll see anywhere.

    The result of generations of confiscatory taxation, only clawed back under Thatcher. In any case, unike in the USA, families do not loose their status when they lose their money. The penniless earl is still an earl.

    The same pattern is seen all over Europe.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  187. @Dumbo

    “I don’t know why the British Royal Family is so trashy in any case.”

    It’s called The Special Relationship: they have to appeal to an American audience, unlike their European cousins.

  188. @Malcolm X-Lax

    The utter shamelessness of this is breathtaking, and probably psychophatic.

    • Agree: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Hail
  189. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dumbo

    I don’t know why the British Royal Family is so trashy in any case. I mean there are other still existing royal houses in Europe, in Spain, in Sweden, Norway, they seem to be pretty quiet without so many scandals as the Brits.

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/lifestyle/familyandrelationships/the-norwegian-princess-and-the-shaman-an-incredible-love-story/ss-AAHot32

    • Replies: @Anon
  190. utu says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    “The result of generations of confiscatory taxation, only clawed back under Thatcher.” And Reagan. Perhaps this was the point at which the nouveau riche elite attained the dominant position and thus could ease off the measures meant for the old elite.

  191. @JMcG

    This is probably OT, but I never realised how much stuff they snaffled.

    The standout is Dazed And Confused, a Jake Holmes song with tweaked (IMHO improved) lyrics but pretty identical tune/title/arrangement/riffs, originally credited entirely to LZ. I really like the Holmes original.

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

  192. @PaceLaw

    Thanks for posting the photo. I usually find bi-racial women to be very attractive but she is definitely an exception to that rule. She is quite frankly unpleasant to look at.

    Many of my former neighbors from Ethiopia looked similar, but the difference in attitude makes a big difference in attraction. Too much work to balance a chip on such narrow shoulders.

    The neighbor ladies were quite pleasant to interact with, on a social basis. That makes the inevitable flaws in features much easier to forgive.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
  193. notsaying says:
    @J.Ross

    The article didn’t say what the French intend to do with these people.

    Will they send them home? Or will they allow them to stay anyway. If they do, they’ll get a lot more people like them.

  194. J.Ross says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Have you heard “Greta Van Fleet?” They did an interview on NPR where they were asked about their influences, and they did the character-appropriate references to Obscure Bluesmen, and never got around to mentioning LZ. The interviewer eventually prompted and they claimed they didn’t see the resemblance. This is funny because GVF is essentially the best iteration ever of the four high school LZ fans pretending to be LZ in their garents’ garage. The singing style, the mystical lyrics, the folk yet anthemic music, the art choices on the album covers, all could be mixed together with LZ and newcomers would have difficulty telling them apart. The first time I heard a song of theirs on the radio, I thought it was one of those deals that happens pretty regularly now, where they find and clean up a tape of a twenty year old song that was never released. But if you ask them, GVF will act like this is the first time somebody has pointed it out, and suggest that Petey Wheatstraw is a larger influence.

  195. @utu

    The whole point of monarchy is you don’t get to elect them. Though the prohibition on divorce has functioned traditionally as a kind of eugenic selection mechanism. There is nothing magical about royal blood, but it provided a floor beneath which it could not fall. Wallis Simpson could not join, Edward VIII who insisted on marrying her had to go. When Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister, wanted to marry the divorced Peter Townsend, the church refused to marry them and she broke off the relationship. But eventually Britain grew out of this and now the Royal family, the uber elite among the uber elite, are just an average family, with your typical average family dramas.

    Britain should abolish the monarchy, and the British Right should lead the charge. I’m afraid though that they are too spineless to do so.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  196. notsaying says:
    @Altai

    Trump hasn’t accomplished much if anything on immigration. He’s had a lot of executive orders that are mostly not enforced because they’re hung up in court.

    He could talk a lot more about immigration and present an alternative to the Democrats who are now explicitly supporting the next thing to an open borders policy.

    He has chosen not to do that.

    At this point probably the biggest thing to happen on immigration will come when the jobs that Andrew Yang claims will disappear actually start going and it’s clear nothing’s going to replace them. Tens of millions of unemployed Americans will wake the country up at last. It’s too bad that by then we will have many additional immigrants we should never have allowed to come here. They will be among the chronically unemployed and we will have to pay for them and their descendants too.

    We need change on immigration now and Trump’s not going to get the job done.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @PaceLaw
  197. Flip says:
    @Hail

    There would be few harsher critics of President Trump than Candidate Trump.

    Yes. He ran against the Federal Reserve’s stock market bubble and is now pushing heavily for it, and he ran against Middle Eastern wars and is increasing them.

  198. Flip says:
    @Buck Ransom

    I’m not sure I see any resemblance between Philip and Harry. The Prince was a good-looking man but even his own children don’t look like him.

    Andrew and Edward are rumored not to be his.

  199. @Art Deco

    I promise you, to people like Cameron and Johnson, not to speak of the odd landed gentleman, Hague is lower-middle class, and nothing you or I might say will change that fact.

    Which fact, of course, has nothing to do with his intrinsic worth as either a politician or a man.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  200. Art Deco says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    I promise you, to people like Cameron and Johnson, not to speak of the odd landed gentleman, Hague is lower-middle class, and nothing you or I might say will change that fact.

    1. I don’t care. It was a judgment on his family’s actual place and function in Yorkshire, not an assessment of his accent or his schools.

    2. It was a tentative judgment, but you’ve harped on it repeatedly.

  201. Art Deco says:
    @Buck Ransom

    Look at the coloring of Hewitt and Harry, though. Hmmmmm.

    His maternal-side uncle has the same coloring. IIRC, one of Diana’s security detail has been emphatic that she didn’t meet Hewitt until after Harry was born.

  202. Art Deco says:
    @Alexander Turok

    Britain should abolish the monarchy,

    Maybe Portugal or Ireland will lend Britain one of the political hacks they’ve installed as head of state.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    , @Alexander Turok
  203. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    This prof has unlocked 90% of brain/web-traffic capability

  204. Philip Neal says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    “Is it coz I is black?”

    There they go whining again.

  205. @notsaying

    Let me be very clear about this.

    Some of you claim that global warming cannot be real because it is a plot by socialists to grab power.

    What that ignores is: the fact that a group wants to exploit a crisis does not mean the crisis is not real.

    If people other than the far left do not come up with ways of dealing with global warming, at some point voters will feel they have no choice but to turn to the far left to deal with global warming. Just as when Democrats and mainstream Republicans ignored the immigration crisis, many voters turned to Trump.

    The left-wing analysis of global warming is:

    1. Global warming is real (True)
    2. Global warming will almost certainly make certain areas less able to handle their current population. (True. This probably includes California).
    3. Some places will disappear or become uninhabitable (True. This includes parts of Louisiana and Alaska, among other places).

    4. Therefore, some people will be displaced by global warming (this follows logically from 2 and 3)
    5. Therefore, the US needs to take in everyone in the planet who makes a claim, correct or false, to be a climate refugee (WTF!!!???? This does NOT follow logically from 1-4 except in Open Borders world).

    If you don’t like their solution, come up with your own solution.

    • Agree: Rob, notsaying
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Svigor
  206. Bugg says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “…post-independence education system in Ghana but later became a political exile.” Whitey had nothing to do with that.Why don’t these unhappy people go to the wonderful world of Ghana. Must be like Wakanda on earth.

    35 year old man FINALLY leaves Grandma’s house. Details at 11….

  207. @Forbes

    Former presidents have easily made tens of millions to hundreds of millions between leaving office and their eventual death, in between their books, speaking and other myriad ways of making money. I think Obama recently picking up a summer vacation home for about $12 million helped inspire them. Harry and MM are known to be friends with the Obamas.

    The biggest name actors have been making tens of millions of dollars for many years.

    The World’s Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019
    1 Dwayne Johnson $89.4m
    2 Chris Hemsworth $76.4m
    3 Robert Downey Jr.$66m
    4 Akshay Kumar $65m
    5 Jackie Chan $58m
    6 Bradley Cooper $57m
    7 Adam Sandler $57m
    8 Chris Evans $43.5m
    9 Paul Rudd $41m
    10 Will Smith $35m

    It is not inconceivable that MM is now a big enough name to make tens of millions of dollars per year as an actress for a while.

    Not to mention the “Sussex Royal” brand they can sell.

    If they are looking to cash in, over a period of years they can probably make well north of $100 million. They already supposedly have $40 million to his name and $5 million to her name.

    They are friends with Oprah. If Oprah and that 20-something Jenner can become billionaires, it is not inconceivable the Sussex Royal family can become billionaires as well.

    But even if they “only” make a hundred or so million dollars, on top of what they already own, and they can also vacation for free in wonderful estates all over the globe, well, they are not looking at a bad life.

    All in all, leaving the “senior royal” gig for a new gig could be very profitable for them.

    • Replies: @res
    , @Buck Ransom
    , @Dumbo
  208. anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Let me be very clear about this.

    Worst Nixon impersonation ever. Needs work. Much work. Try again later?

  209. @Tiny Duck

    Sure, no problem td, The natives complained that they were being exploited and laid on the guilt to get the Euros to leave, they then leave, the country and it’s infrastructure and economy disintegrates, and then the third world natives then “follow” the Euros back to the home country because they can’t manage their own country without supervision. Glad to be of help, I hope that clears it up for you.

  210. But even if they “only” make a hundred or so million dollars, on top of what they already own, and they can also vacation for free in wonderful estates all over the globe, well, they are not looking at a bad life.

    Well, they already enjoy the high life, beyond what anything further tens or even hundreds of millions can buy them.

    I’m speculating, like everyone else, but this must be all Meghan Markle, who probably couldn’t relate to life in Britain as a royal, couldn’t broaden her horizons, and is making the boy dutifully follow her back to America, to make oodles of money in the style of numerous celebrities of our times who are B-listers in talent, but suddenly realize they could be A-listers in making money. It might well have been her plan all along, but there’s no way to tell, of course.

    Who needs all that extra money when you already have so much, and are sister-in-law to a future king of England?

    • Agree: Jonathan Mason
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  211. He’s a cuckoo’s egg.

  212. Anon[236] • Disclaimer says:
    @utu

    No doubt you saw in the comments what the DM carefully tip-toed around: the owner is Yuri Milner. The Country Club is a big tax evasion scheme. Probably an even bigger money laundering scheme.

    I think the Americas’ drug routes are split amicably and money-laundered by the cosmopolitan cartel, to judge by what happens in my part of the world.

    As for UK, well, the time for the kill might come when Elizabeth II dies. Globalist interests might take down a symbol of unity and national identity such as the British Crown. In Spain, a thoroughly anti-monarchy party, ‘Podemos’ was funded with Evo Morales’ drug money. We shall see.

  213. res says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Former presidents have easily made tens of millions to hundreds of millions between leaving office and their eventual death, in between their books, speaking and other myriad ways of making money. I think Obama recently picking up a summer vacation home for about $12 million helped inspire them.

    This is a fairly recent development in the US. You might take a moment to ponder which presidents best exemplify the trend.

  214. Hail says: • Website
    @Buck Ransom

    Very well put.

    The writer:

    Etan Nechin is an Israeli writer living in New York.

    So he’s NOT some rural Israeli nobody, terrified of the might and awe of international New Hampshire WASP power, after all. Count me stunned at this turn of events.

    _________

    Etan Nechin – Life highlights so far

    – born ca. mid-1980s;
    late 1980s to early 2000s: Grows up in Israel (presumably; based on his word);
    2007: Graduates (?) from Tel Aviv University, Philosophy;
    2008 to 2011: earns BA, Goldsmith’s College, Univ. of London, Media & Communication;
    June 2010: First job in NYC — Contributing Writer for timessquare.com (probably on semester off while otherwise studying in London); also has a media-like jobs in London in this period;
    ca. early 2012: Moves to NYC to pursue media career;
    July 2012 to present: Employed in NYC media, perhaps gainfully, most recently as Online Editor for The Bare Life Review (2017 to present).

    He’s spent more of his adult life in New York than anywhere else.

    • Replies: @Hail
  215. Anon[236] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    He must have a second vice. It’s not just the sex or her beauty (such as it is). He drinks or does drugs or both. What a normal woman would shun, Meghan saw as her leverage.

  216. @Paleo Liberal

    I could see the two of them doing an afternoon chat show Monday-Friday on Talmudvision. Oprah could give them tips or even produce. They would be a big threat to Ellen DG.

    Or maybe they can start their own line of porcelain products for the bath, and call it
    Royal Flush.

    I’m sure there will be tons of ideas like this pitched to them.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  217. @kaganovitch

    Yes, and that would be a good place for Meghan Markle. It’s 93% White and everyone there except Mark Steyn is a liberal.

  218. Svigor says:
    @interesting

    There’s no good reason to keep people who call you “racist” around. Obviously you aren’t lynching blegs so the accusation is over stupid bullshit that your “friend” cares about more than he cares about you.* This is what ejector buttons are for.

    There is a very small chance that your “friend” is looking to have it out and see his frail beliefs crushed under the heavy, trampling boot of reality and logic, so he can finally sweep them into the garbage. Calling your friends “racist” is definitely picking a fight. Quick way to suss him out is respond with “you say that like it’s a bad thing” every time he calls you “racist.”

    @Neoconned

    Fitness nut Jillian Michaels calls out morbidly obese rapper Lizzo & gets thrown under the bus for attacking “black bodies….” having an amazing bod, far better than anything 99.9% of journos and talking heads could hope for.

    FIFY

    @Peter Akuleyev

    Of course, since Trump is badly implicated as well, the chances of this ever clearing up are zero. Epstein covered all the bases from the English Royals, to the Clintons, to Trump and doubtless to other powerful people we don’t know about. That’s how he got away with his scams for so long. Do you really think the GOP wouldn’t use this against the Clintons if the GOP elite were clean?

    He got away with his scams for so long because he had Mossad/(((oligarch))) muscle and connections behind him. If it were just as easy as blackmail, everyone would be doing it. Blackmailing billionaires and oligarchs is a great way to get fitted for cement shoes.

    @International Jew

    I’m grateful to the news media for alerting me to Megan Markle’s person-of-colorness, because otherwise she’s no darker than some (100% Russian Jewish) members of my family.

    Have to agree. Harry managed to get himself the HuWHITEST “POC” one could possibly find. Blind luck, I’m sure.

    @Altai

    Short of genocide, how was he supposed to do that? He has massively reduced immigration, maybe not directly but signalling a lack of welcome seems to work at a psychological level to deter immigration.

    Insofar as this sentence is actually saying anything, citation needed.

    @Pat Hannagan

    Pretty much everything you read in the press is lies presented to serve america’s greatest ally for you to die for (everyone knows every yank longs to die for Israel)

    What’s funny is you could get Brits to talk pretty openly about the Zionist regime way back around the turn of the century. It just occurred to me they must all be face-palming 24/7 ever since the Zionist regime started making itself really extremely obvious in the Trump era.

    Malcolm X-Lax

    Israelis don’t want to be America’s pawns in the Middle East any longer. We’ve suffered enough

    Yeah, I’ve witnessed as much chutzpah as any human on the planet, but that one takes the cake. It’s the kind of shit that Whiskey would extrude, except it’s a headline in a (((mass media publication))). Classic “the jew cries out as he strikes you.”

    @Flip

    I think that the powers that be (Trump, Clintons, Mossad) faked his death and got him out to somewhere else and substituted someone else’s body. Look at the nose and ears on the corpse that was wheeled out.

    Citation needed on you thinking. This is one of the dumber conspiracy theories I’ve ever heard (and keep hearing). It makes no sense. All he has to do is show up somewhere alive, and the people who got helped him escape are screwed. Those people would be well-served by his death, not his escape.

    It takes like five seconds for fifth-graders to game this one out and reject it. It’s only plausible to boomers.

  219. @Buck Ransom

    I suppose one could add that any commercial venture like these would mortify, humiliate and outrage the royal family, which will only add to their appeal to Meghan and to the man who chose her as his bride.

    Perhaps Harry is seeking revenge against the Windsors on his mother’s behalf. The dish best served cold is being ladled out dollop after dollop ever since he met Meghan.

  220. Svigor says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Some of you claim that global warming cannot be real because it is a plot by socialists to grab power.

    Citation needed.

    It’s pretty common to say that anthropogenic GW is a fraud and leftists are using it to grab power (there’s really no disputing the latter – they manifestly are), but I’ve never seen anyone other than your straw man say it can’t be real because leftists are using it to grab power. It’s sloppy and it makes no sense, so I’m guessing it’s your creation.

    • Agree: black sea
  221. Art Deco says:
    @Buck Ransom

    Perhaps Harry is seeking revenge against the Windsors on his mother’s behalf.

    His mother had occasion to slice up – publicly – the nanny his father hired. That woman was invited to his wedding. A previous nanny his mother had sh!tcanned was also invited to his brother’s wedding. I tend to doubt this pair are lacking in critical distance from their mother.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  222. Lloyd1927 says: • Website

    Asian Brits don’t know? Is Afua Hirsh saying that Asian Brits are NOT victims of “racism”? If they are, doesn’t that make them “black”? Both UK and US black opinion makers are trying to claim the brunet Caucasian Duchess Meghan for their “race” in order to make themselves look better than they are. Blacks don’t look like Meghan, but they WISH they did.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  223. Anon[236] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Yes, I recently found this out.

    What’s WRONG with “white” men who can’t even marry a wealthy nice-looking princess?? Admittedly I wouldn’t wish her on anyone, but maybe she could have been put on the right path when young. Instead, her first husband was a liberal jew who probably passed on his crummy ideas and then committed suicide.

  224. Anon[236] • Disclaimer says:
    @LondonBob

    You did notice a very catty thing which of course the Markles noticed too. If I were techie enough, I would have just posted a pic of the very beautiful future Queen Consort.

  225. MBlanc46 says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    You were bang on until you got to the part about this being a free country.

  226. Megan Markle is a racist media-whore. This new move is for yet more attention.

    This person, Afua Hirsch, is an example of the Great Divergence. Her “thing” has no connection, whatsoever, with reality or morality. To borrow from Mary McCarthy, everything she says is a lie, including “and” and “the.”

    Her “thing” could have been produced via an auto-write program, with a few blanks to be filled in for each commission.

    The notion that the Brit press abused Markle is obscene, but such lies are Hirsch’s bread-and-butter. And she’s part of an army of racist grifters who are supported by MSM editors and antiversity administrators.

    Oxford. Oxford used to be a place that graduated and hired the likes of Collingwood.

  227. JMcG says:
    @Art Deco

    The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is the most ridiculous person in the world.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  228. @Paleo Liberal

    “If they want to move to what is quite possibly the least racist country on earth, the United States…”

    It could be argued that America is the most racist nation on the face of the Earth, though in the sense opposite to that of the lying Afua Hirsch. Its entire power structure is joined in a genocidal race war against its majority people.

    • Agree: Hail
  229. @Neoconned

    One of the hallmarks of our age is how ugliness has been pushed in our faces and beauty and truth desparaged.

  230. @Cortes

    Did Mexico get expelled from North America? Wasn’t it a signatory to NAFTA?

    Mexico is not a North American country. Doesn’t matter what some piece of paper said.

  231. @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    The skeletons are fighting to get out of the Chief Justice’s closet. Unlucky for real Americans.

  232. @YetAnotherAnon

    Most eligible bachelor in the world, and he chooses a used model from a dodgy family of motors, with a lot of mileage and several previous owners.

    Not my business where a guy wants to park his car. And i don’t care about “royalty” embarassing themselves–i’m a natural born republican.

    But as an observer … you consider the gifts Harry was given by nature and dumb luck and you can’t help but think … “What the hell are you thinking!”

    ~~

    It’s a bit perplexing just how utterly mediocre–in judgment, character, conduct–the Queen’s descendants are.

    The Queen herself seems like a reasonably sound person. And Prince Phillip seems like a fairly, sharp, high quality guy. (While he no doubt had advantages being the grandson of the exceptional Prince Louis and Princess Victoria, he did seem to be performing as a “top of the class” officer and could well have had a career leading to flag rank on his own accord.)

    But their spawn … unimpressive. And, of course, spawn #1, Harry’s dad, is just a complete bozo. And Diana dumped her own BPD genes into the mix.

    “Needed better parents” is probably the gist of Harry’s stupidity.

    Perhaps the mystery is his brother showing fairly sound judgment.

  233. @Art Deco

    Still an improvement over Prince Charles.

  234. Altai says:
    @notsaying

    But the numbers were cut in half. His direct policies might not have been dramatic but there is a lot of people who seem to have second thoughts about moving to the US.

    • Replies: @notsaying
  235. black sea says:
    @res

    If you had to pick a starting point for this, it would probably be Reagan’s speaking tour in Japan, which made him a couple of million. Of course, by this time was probably more focused on doing whatever he was scheduled to do than on why he was doing it.

    From the LA Times:

    For the Great Communicator, whose standing plunged when he accepted the speaking honorarium from Japan’s Fujisankei communications conglomerate last October, the main impression to be overcome is that he has been inappropriately cashing in on his eight-year presidency.

    Seems almost quaint, doesn’t it?

  236. Kylie says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    “Why are we Americans even discussing these people?”

    Of the three members of the Sussex family, only Harry is a British citizen. Meghan is an American citizen and their spawn has dual American and British citizenship.

  237. Pheasant says:
    @Altai

    The reconstruction was not accurate it has since been done with whiter skin. Also dindus are not able to understand the difference betweeen dark hued skin and negroid features- cheddar man was clearly caucasoid.

  238. @res

    The Bush family (HW, Jeb, Neil, and “Dubya”) and the Clintons. No two families have done so much to enrich themselves on the public dime as the Bushes and Clintons. It’s amazing neither family is in jail.

    Reagan’s speech to the Japanese businessmen (which was very controversial at the time) would barely register in today’s age.

    Here’s an interesting documentary on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and all his post-PM corruption.

  239. Dumbo says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Apparently Michelle’s recently ghost-written book was a best-seller. I always wondered who buys these books by famous politicians or former politicians? People who are interested in politics look for more serious stuff, and people interested in celebrities don’t read books.

    Anyway, the real money is in speeches, etc.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @danand
  240. Moses says:
    @Mr McKenna

    The only thing worse for a POC than living in an America built by White racist bigots is not being allowed to immigrate to an America built by White racist bigots.

  241. bomag says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Good links, and there was a click to these hilarious job suggestions: Quds Force Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps…Experience is required of dealing with overbearing, elderly, conservative religious tyrants, so Harry should have no trouble applying his experiences of Christmases at Balmoral to working with the Ayatollah.

  242. LondonBob says:
    @TBA

    Plenty of scandals in the Spanish and even the Swedish royal families, just they are lower in the food chain.

  243. @LondonBob

    As Prince Philip purportedly said actresses aren’t for marrying.

    It worked for Rainier.

  244. MEH 0910 says:
    @JMcG

    • Thanks: JMcG
  245. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    Also for “Etan Nechin is an Israeli writer living in New York,”

    May 2019: Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) from Columbia University.

    Plenty of time, and opportunity, to learn all the right people to attack; plenty of time to learn and master the US Jewish political playbook.

    “Always blame White-Christians for everything; always attack; always blame them even for that which we ourselves do; in the US context, make sure to especially target WASPs, north and south, past and present, but try to mainly do so implicitly to not fully give away the game.” Maybe he didn’t quite get the last part yet.

    • LOL: utu
  246. notsaying says:
    @Altai

    I don’t know anything about immigration being cut in half.

    Legal immigration is still at the same numbers. He talked about reducing it and did some executive orders that would have reduced it but they got clogged up in the courts. We have Republicans in Congress who want to increase it with lots of extra work visas for cheap labor employers.

    If you are referring to the surge of migrants coming over the border you are right — that surge has really gone down. But that could change at any time the Mexicans stop cooperating with us. I do not think that long-term, they are going to keep people away. Also the smugglers buy their people off so when more people decide to come, more paying customers will get over the border.

    Trump keeps focusing on the wall which I don’t care about at all. I don’t it will do much good but his voters seem to think it will solve our immigration problems, partly because Trump has led them to believe that.

    Trump is better than the Democrats but when I think of how much more he could have done, especially in getting the word out about things like how legal immigrants can take the jobs of Americans away from them through outsourcing and about chain migration, I could just scream.

  247. Fun says:
    @Forbes

    She doesn’t need to act; the answer is lifestyle product lines and endorsements. She can create Oprah/Gweneth Paltrow-esque empire overnight. Being royalty gives her huge name recognition and resources.

  248. PaceLaw says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yeah, based upon the Ethiopians I’ve met, they do appear to be a pretty mellow people as a group. Fortunately, it does not appear as if they’ve been caught up in the eternal grievances and anger of the African-American community.

  249. PaceLaw says:
    @notsaying

    Obama’s liberal federal judges have definitely blocked Trump from doing more on immigration. He has at least tried more than any president in recent memory. I would also say that your typical American is indifferent to immigration matters.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    , @notsaying
  250. Mr. XYZ says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Apparently it’s better being an oppressed POC in the West than a non-oppressed POC in the Third World.

    Also, interestingly enough, the author of this article is actually a quarter-Jewish–hence her Jewish last name.

  251. Little ol’ Meagan is the whitest cullut lady I know of. If she’s being hated on it’s by darker skinned cullut folks. That’s a real thing, y’know.

  252. @PiltdownMan

    It is rather like the story of Madonna who became the wife of an English aristocrat for a while, but eventually got bored with it.

    The royals like horse riding, horseracing, polo, dogs, shooting game and deer, fishing, country pursuits, running country estates, and are not intellectuals. They see their ‘work’, such as opening supermarkets on wet days in the midlands or attending various state ceremonies and doing overseas tours as a public duty. Some of them also enjoy fields like interior decor and curating the vast royal collections of antiques, art, stamps, and so on.

    All of this is very alien to Meghan Markle, just as it was to Madonna and other American women who have married into foggy Britain.

    For Prince William, the future king, the role of his family is to smile and play the part of the model family for the media, just like the Queen and Prince Phillip were role models for my parents when I was a child.

    Seeking money or luxury is not particularly important for them, and as for celebrity, they have had as much as they can take already and it means nothing to them.

    Meghan and Harry have come in for some criticism in the British tabloid newspapers and other media, but they certainly have the choice to completely ignore them if they want.

    The criticism is nothing to do with racism. It is not because Markle is partly African-American, it is because she has immigrated to Britain without trying to integrate into Britain and learn the ropes in her new country and get along with her new family.

    To me one of the most revealing stories about Princess Diana was that she would sit in the kitchen with her domestic staff reading all the tabloid newspapers to see what they said about her. You would think that with all her family commitments and work like campaigning against land mines, and for AIDS victims, she would not have time for such nonsense, but she did.

    Although the driving accident that caused her death was caused by her chauffeur fleeing from paparazzi, she seemed to enjoy the publicity about her romance with Egyptian playboy who died with her and did not make much effort to seek privacy. She could have traveled around by private jet and arrived at small airports in the UK at night, but she wanted to be seen and she wanted to be in the tabloids every day (in my opinion).

    By contrast the paparazzi do not seem to have bothered Princess Anne too much, partly, at least, because she has not sought publicity.

    Personally I thought that all the tabloid chit-chat was nonsense and that Markle just needed a period of adjustment, which is common for all new mothers whose lives are changed by the arrival of a baby, and that she would eventually settle down to English life. I was completely wrong, but there you go.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  253. @Dumbo

    I always wondered who buys these books by famous politicians or former politicians?

    Libraries.

  254. @Malcolm X-Lax

    It’s not chutzpah, it’s the position of an Israeli leftist. Read beyond the first paragraph, put your prejudices on hold, and you might learn something.

    • Replies: @anon
  255. anon[390] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    It’s not chutzpah, it’s the position of an Israeli leftist. Read beyond the first paragraph, put your prejudices on hold, and you might learn something.

    Why? The first paragraph contains a blatant false statement. See if you can spot it.

    When I was nine years old, my family and I, all wearing gas masks, would huddle in our bomb shelter, which doubles as my parents’ closet. It was the Gulf War, and Saddam Hussein was lobbing Scud missiles at Israel in retaliation to the US and its allies invading Iraq.

    He’s referring to the first gulf war, in which US forces recaptured Kuwait. US armor stopped at the border with Iraq and watched Saddam’s forces massacre Shia who attempted to revolt.

    Is he ignorant, or lying? Got to be one or the other.

    In 2003, in the ramp-up to the second Iraq war, tensions were high again: I took my gas mask to the bar in which I worked. People sat with their brown boxes to their sides, sipping beer and waiting to hear whether the air siren would sound.

    Gee, why didn’t the IDF take out Saddam in 2003? Hm? Why not?
    Because the US Goylem did the job on command, as usual.

    This article is junk. Read this nonsense:

    Yet, in this almost-catastrophic moment, what has gone unquestioned is the fact that Israel has bound its fate with the US. It seems like Israelis have gotten used to being threatened by proxy, to being the pawns used by others in a larger geopolitical game. By accepting this reality, we are losing both a grip on our security and the potential benefits of being a genuine and essential part of the region.

    Exact wrong way round. The US has had its fate bound to Israel. Not by the choice of American citizens, not via a vote in Congress, but quietly with no consent of the governed at all. There is no equivalent to AIPAC in the Knesset – no collection of Israeli politicians who are more loyal to the US than to Israel, dual-citizen politicians who ensure that foreign and domestic policy of Israel is always kept in line to the benefit of the US. Israelis would not stand for it.

    It is the US who is the leashed dog of Israel, always ready to send American men to the Middle East to be mutilated or killed for the sole benefit of Israeli policy, whatever that may be on a given day.

    I read the article. I learned that this Israeli leftist is a lying hypocrite who now lives in NYC. Did I miss something important?

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @International Jew
    , @JMcG
  256. danand says:
    @Dumbo

    “Anyway, the real money is in speeches, etc.”

    Dumbo, you could be right, but $65M, at least to me, is something. Some “folks”, as Obama likes say, have accused the former leader of the free world of a Quid-pro-qou. Obama gave his books publishing house a contract for $350 million while in office, to create Commoncore texts.

    “The Financial Times reports that Penguin Random House paid an excess of $65 million for memoirs by both Obamas. The publisher declined to comment, however, the FT said.

    That figure would eclipse the amount earned by fellow former presidents for their memoirs after departing the White House. According to The New York Times, Bill Clinton’s My Life pocketed him over $10 million, while George W. Bush’s Decision Points sold for an estimated $10 million.”

  257. Svevlad says:
    @interesting

    Wanna know why?

    Interest.

    Just like countries backstabbing each other, people are also lowly, filthy flawed creatures.

  258. Svevlad says:

    Maaan if he really had jungle fever he could have picked better. And younger.

  259. @anon

    Did I miss something important?

    Not really; I think he’s misguided too — just for other reasons. So it’s not that I hope you and Malcolm X-lax will adopt any part of this guy’s politics. All I’m saying is that you’re both too blindly angry to see that he’s very much an outlier as Israelis go.

  260. JMcG says:
    @Lloyd1927

    That’s why they have plastic surgery, like she did.

  261. JMcG says:
    @anon

    The US certainly did not stop at the Iraqi border in 1991.

    • Replies: @anon
  262. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Jonah Goldberg offered an opinion in 2001 as to why the press left Chelsea Clinton alone but seemed out to embarrass Jenna Bush: “better visuals”. Princess Anne isn’t pretty or coquettish, so when she acquired enough discipline to avoid barking ‘naff off” at the annoying people she ran into every day, they lost interest in her. Markle’s got good visuals for someone headed into middle age. Just my $0.02

    Markle’s never been a stage performer and I don’t think she’s been one to write or choreograph her own material, so not sure the Madonna analogy is on point. It wouldn’t surprise me if the English-country-gentleman aspect of royal life bores her; supposedly, it bored Diana, and she’d grown up with it.

    NB, his cousin Eugenie works for a London museum and married a salesman. His cousin Peter works in marketing and did a tour working in Canada. Might just look like an agreeable deal for both of them. They show up at Trooping the Colour, raise funds for a few causes on both sides of the Atlantic, and otherwise live an ordinary life in a Toronto suburb.

  263. notsaying says:
    @PaceLaw

    I think immigration is becoming a more important issue. Here’s an interesting quote:

    Ranking as the top priority for Republicans, conservatives, and Trump supporters, 22 to 25 percent of these voters said building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border should be the president’s number one goal today.

    Reducing all immigration — both illegal and legal — to the U.S. is ranked as the second top priority for Republicans, conservatives, and Trump voters. Between 19 and 20 percent of these voters said reducing the inflow of immigrants should be Trump’s second top priority.

    Even among all U.S. voters, building a border wall and reducing all immigration to the country ranks as the fourth top priority. For swing voters, building a border wall and reducing all immigration are the third and fourth top priorities, following stimulating jobs and passing an infrastructure bill.

    However, I would say that while immigration is a higher priority for all voters than you might think, that typical Americans are really not clued in to the issue and what it means for them. If they were, they’d be a lot more upset about it and insist that Congress do something about it.

    It’s also true that there’s a growing number of voters who see immigration to the US as an effective way to rescue millions of people from around the world from their current circumstances in their home countries. I think “charity through immigration” is an impossibly Utopian policy that’s both unsustainable and deadly to our own interests but there’s no mistaking the fact that this is how a lot of Democratic elites and their followers feel.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/13/poll-gop-voters-say-border-wall-reducing-all-immigration-must-be-top-priority-for-trump/

    • Replies: @anaccount
  264. notsaying says:
    @PaceLaw

    I think immigration is becoming a more important issue. Here’s an interesting quote:

    Ranking as the top priority for Republicans, conservatives, and Trump supporters, 22 to 25 percent of these voters said building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border should be the president’s number one goal today.

    Reducing all immigration — both illegal and legal — to the U.S. is ranked as the second top priority for Republicans, conservatives, and Trump voters. Between 19 and 20 percent of these voters said reducing the inflow of immigrants should be Trump’s second top priority.

    Even among all U.S. voters, building a border wall and reducing all immigration to the country ranks as the fourth top priority. For swing voters, building a border wall and reducing all immigration are the third and fourth top priorities, following stimulating jobs and passing an infrastructure bill.

    However, I would say that while immigration is a higher priority for all voters than you might think, that typical Americans are really not clued in to the issue and what it means for them. If they were, they’d be a lot more upset about it and insist that Congress do something about it.

    It’s also true that there’s a growing number of voters who see immigration to the US as an effective way to rescue millions of people from around the world from their current circumstances in their home countries. I think “charity through immigration” is an impossibly Utopian policy that’s both unsustainable and deadly to our own interests but there’s no mistaking the fact that this is how a lot of Democratic elites and their followers feel.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/13/poll-gop-voters-say-border-wall-reducing-all-immigration-must-be-top-priority-for-trump/

  265. utu says:

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘threat of a no-holds barred interview’: Couple’s confidante Tom Bradby says they could go public if they don’t get their way over Megxit – amid fears they would brand royal household ‘sexist and racist’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7877513/Meghan-Harrys-threat-no-holds-barred-interview.html

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  266. @Art Deco

    I think the princes can probably imagine their parents having disagreements over their employees.

    I wouldn’t find it inconceivable, either, that Diana thought the Windsors were using the nannies to alienate her children’s affections from her. This would be just one more way that the royals were trying to grind down Di. Those TV interviews she did shortly before her death give a sense of the poisonous atmosphere prevailing among the group.

    If Harry thought his elders had been cruel and vindictive to his mother, he could maintain an affection for his childhood nanny and still resent/loathe the people who were driving Diana over the edge. He may have been looking for an exit from this freak show for several years, and found it in the lovely, dusky enchantress Meghan.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  267. anaccount says:
    @notsaying

    Correct, none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for white people attacking white people, once again. I almost feel silly for expecting more. This country fought a horrific war over freeing black slaves and giving them to right to vote, and this was in the 1800’s! I know people like to deny it, you can point to exceptions but this country was culturaly divided over slavery. America bled itself because of a fashionable idea called equality.

    I wonder when this process starts to slow down, or if it ever will.

  268. anon[382] • Disclaimer says:
    @JMcG

    The US certainly did not stop at the Iraqi border in 1991.

    Correct. I wrote in haste.

    None of that excuses the leftist Israeli lying hypocrite who now lives in the US. If nothing else, the Iraqi SCUD attacks on Israel dropped way off in frequency after the armor began rolling.

    @International Jew
    What’s your point? I don’t care about the politics of Israel at all, nor should I have to do so. I don’t care about the politics of Thailand or Paraguay or Morocco, either. Yet I’m supposed to read this article with interest? Why?

    • Agree: JMcG
  269. Art Deco says:
    @Buck Ransom

    If Harry thought his elders had been cruel and vindictive to his mother, he could maintain an affection for his childhood nanny and still resent/loathe the people who were driving Diana over the edge.

    ‘Driving her over the edge’? She didn’t commit suicide. She died in a car wreck because her bf thought the chief of security at one of his father’s hotels was just the person to be their chauffeur, at 80 mph with a BAC of 0.18. One of the Windsors gaslighted her into trusting the likes of Henri Paul?

    Diana at the time of her death was not on speaking terms with two of her three siblings. I don’t think she was an easy person in domestic circumstances.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  270. Testing12 says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Since race isn’t real it’s a complete mystery what portion of her ancestry generated that shnozzle.

    Winner faces Kap for title of Sultan of Shnozz?

  271. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @utu

    If we define race as a partially inbred extended family, then a royal family is by definition racist, is it not?

    Bob Whitaker was prescient:

    JAMES BOND, THE BRITISH CLASS SYSTEM AND INTERRACIAL COUPLING | 2003-06-21

    The latest James Bond movie is famous because of its co-star. She is black and she is the girlfriend of the white James Bond.

    When they want a white person to do a first in interracial coupling, they do it with an English white person and an American black. The first time a white girl was shown in a romantic scene with a black on American television, the couple was Harry Belafonte and English singer Petula Clark.

    James Bond in the person of Roger Moore was the first white man to kiss a black girl in a major movie. As far back as the 1950s every single newspaper had a picture of the queen of England dancing with the black president of newly independent Ghana.

    British accents often front for leftists in America.

    The media has long had a desperate shortage of liberal radio talk show hosts. They used to have a guy with a British accent who, like a good little Englishman, repeated every conceivable liberal cliché with a perfectly straight face.

    Another Englishman, Christopher Hitchens, was the token Marxist on American television. But be made a fortune on Public Television and is becoming too American now in his political opinions. They might have to find another Englishman to front for the nut left in America.

    I think the reason for this use of Englishmen for interracial couplings and liberal clichés is that an American who did it would be laughed at. But, for an American, an Englishman is one step removed from reality.

    The Queen of England wants anybody in the old British Commonwealth to be able to come to England. A peasant, she says, is a peasant, no matter what “colour” he might be. Anybody who is loyal to the Queen, says the Queen, is as English as anybody else who is loyal to the Queen, and has just as much right to live on that cold little island as someone who was born there. So the Queen is everything because of how she was born. A white Englishman is nothing because of how he is born.

    The modern Englishman eats that up.

    The English do not discriminate. To be able to tell one thing from another is one meaning of the word “discriminate.”

    Truly, the trendy Englishman does not discriminate. That makes him the perfect shill for American leftists.

    • Replies: @Aldon
  272. Dan Hayes says:
    @JMcG

    His two immediate predecessors have set the standards or lack of same!

    • Agree: JMcG
  273. @Buck Ransom

    A tard who goes to Eton, dines at the best palaces, has private tutors & gets 2 E grade A levels, when it’s:

    1 – customary to study 3 A levels

    2 – a school whose smart academic pupils will rarely get below a B

    3 – is a gormless, naive race traitor

    Should barely be allowed to leave the house alone!!!! Now he is a weapon in the hands of a streetwise washed-up c-list actress SJW with 100fembot, PC, dindu chips on her shoulders…..

  274. Anonymous[367] • Disclaimer says:
    @interesting

    One thing that’s always bugged me about (legitimate) complaints of this nature is the implied premise that it’s pro-Whites who are responsible for losing anti-White friends. That somehow, pro-Whites should regret losing anti-White friends and should work harder to keep the friendship of anti-Whites in their social circle. The misdirected guilt can even go as far as the pro-White blaming himself for losing the dead weight of anti-White acquaintances, as if it’s his worldview, not theirs, which is rupturing relationships.

    The first order of business for any realthinker opposed to globohomo should be reframing every leftoid bullshit premise in existence.

    That means, be happy to jettison the ballast of anti-Whites from your life.

    Be critical of anti-Whites who won’t tamp down their politics to smooth the waters between friends and family.

    Be judgmental of anti-White friends who step out of line, and be ready to dump them the minute they turn the bend into insanity.

    Freely insult anti-Whites as “anti-White bigots” in casual conversation. If that doesn’t bring them to heel, NEXT them.

    Last but not least, proactively CUT OFF rabid anti-Whites from contact with you, and if they ask tell them it’s because they’re bigoted pathetic haters of Whiteness.

    You should be fucking RELIEVED to lose the scum and filth from your lives, not fretting about how you can get these people to go back to having chill chit chats with you like in the olden days.

    *pasted from elsewhere

  275. MEH 0910 says:
    @More R1b, Less H1B

  276. amused says:

    Seriously, does no-one understand code anymore? How about some trainer wheels then…
    ((( financially independent)))
    From who? They’re royals, for Odin’s sake!
    😉

  277. MEH 0910 says:

    Rod Dreher:

  278. Aldon says:
    @Anonymous

    becoming too American now in his political opinions

    You mean he was a Neocon Jew (as befits a Trotskyist).

  279. Aldon says:
    @JimB

    She’s nasty and old enough that she wouldn’t say no to marrying a prince.

  280. Aldon says:
    @Art Deco

    >fertile enough

    She’s in her late 30s. Womyn from menarche onward lose a notable chunk of fertility from age 25 onward. It’s not for nothing that the most ferile lands permit men to have women in their teens for brides.

    Women who give birth way past their prime fertility give birth to dysfunctional children.

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