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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

Joe Biden’s Long Hot Spring
Steve Sailer

April 21, 2021

When Joe Biden was 21, American liberalism peaked on Nov. 3, 1964, as Lyndon Baines Johnson won over 61 percent of the popular vote …

But in 1968, LBJ dropped out and his vice president, Hubert Humphrey, could garner only 42.7 percent, a drop of 19.4 percentage points over four tumultuous years. After 1964, Democrats lost five of the next six presidential elections, some by landslides.

Are there any lessons for Biden in this history, which he might recall firsthand? What went wrong with LBJ’s ambitious guns and butter policies that are so reminiscent of Biden’s own lavish tax and spend plans?

Much, including, of course, Vietnam. …

But Johnson was stabbed in the back by the people he thought of as his friends and beneficiaries. It was the great liberal cities of the North that turned into battle zones during Johnson’s second term, with riots and the subsequent crime wave emptying out their law-abiding and tax-paying citizens.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. “Despite expectations that, once in office, Biden would flip the switch and turn off the Minneapolis Effect, he so far seems little inclined to put the word out to local authorities to end the looting and the huge increase in criminals carrying illegal handguns on the street that has led to an explosion of mass shootings.”

    “[L]ittle inclined”? How about “heavily obligated”? Joe Biden is President and KH is VP because Jimmy Clyburn (probably with a gentle nudge from Obama) told the black church ladies in SC to rescue Joe’s SS Primary sinking ship on super Tuesday 2020. Joe, you might say, is deep in hock to the black political establishment. No demand is too ridiculous. None will be refused. Think reparations. Think renaming anything and everything. The full range will be in play, from materials goodies to whatever symbolism strikes their fancy. For a time, anyway, blacks will own America. Will it be worth anything when they are finally pushed out of power?

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  2. For the rest of the 1960s, white Southerners remained mostly subdued, the dog that didn’t bark. They eventually came to see civil rights as the price they’d have to pay to join the modern America of NASA and major league sports franchises.

    And that was stupid to the extent it’s true. Selling out your kids to watch a ball game.

    The federal government went on to eliminate the remnants of Jim Crow in the South, such as legally segregated schools, by 1970.

    F**k you all forever, for that. May God roast your soul in Hell, you pathetic losers.

    What happened next is mostly forgotten, but the details will seem increasingly familiar to us during the Black Lives Matter era.

    Like the “backward” people who weren’t in the “modern world” tried to tell you, give Blacks an inch and they take a mile. The verdict just handed down will embolden Blacks in ways you can’t imagine.

    Maybe you motherf**kers will get the old crime rate back – but on steroids this time.

    • Troll: guest007
    • Replies: @Old Prude
  3. unit472 says:

    Very informative. A must read for those who don’t remember the 1960’s. One thing that makes today’s replay more dangerous is that, unlike in the 1960’s, there aren’t as many whites around and urban blacks have become more feral. In the 60’s it was still possible, e.g., to integrate the public schools, there being such an abundance of young baby boomers and few non English speaking students that school discipline didn’t collapse upon the introduction of a modest number of negroes. It worked, in many cases, according to the liberal playbook. Young negro students got to enroll in higher achieving white schools without swamping the place with negro social pathologies. That situation no longer exists. The public schools have been culturally and academically negrified. Worse still, what discipline as had existed in 1960’s all black schools and there was plenty has been lost turning urban public schools into hoodlum academies.

  4. One might think LBJ didn’t have to do Vietnam, but he was installed by the guys who profited immensely by Vietnam. It was all that social welfare spending that was optional.

  5. El Dato says:

    Steve, if you dont stop writing, then I won’t get anything done here.

  6. The aspiring rapper class – I almost fell off my stool!

    I can hardly catch up reading. – Steve Sailer: The one-man band that just keeps on keepin’ on – in sunshine or under a full moon in the rain or… – Terrific: Like a bird that flew / Constantly tangled up in – blue (=ink…)

    Claim: Virtual ink – the inspired man’s essential tool // Keeps him cool / Inside and: On top off it all.

    (Why not take a well-earned nice little four months break and write a little book, which sums it all up? I’d love to buy a dozen of those! -Ok, I didn’t articulate this thought about this little book, it just sprawled out of my keyboard and off it went. Ooops – I did it again – I couldn’t help it).

  7. Are there any lessons for Biden in this history, which he might recall firsthand?

    Not as crazy as it sounds at first blush. Because with senility the distant memories come to the foreground while you may forget more recent things, like where you put the car keys or who you selected for vice president.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  8. @HammerJack

    Tom Stoppard says that his new play “Leopolstadt” is due to, in his 80s, finding it harder to remember new events but easier to remember old events.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  9. Zoos says:

    Meanwhile, post-verdict, blacks in nyc mob up to harass white folks.

    Is there a reason any tourist would still choose to visit this wretched godforsaken hell hole?

    • Replies: @Bill
  10. @Stephen Paul Foster

    Not much, and who will push them out of power? I can see a coalition of working-class whites and fed up Latinos, but not for a while.

  11. Dan Smith says:

    A milestone in the chaos of the sixties and seventies that I’m sure you’re aware of but didn’t mention was the Kerner Report, which looked at the urban high speed car crash and explained it all with two words: white racism.

  12. Arclight says:

    A pretty large slice of ‘journalists’ at our most prominent outlets are Millennials or younger and whose only memory of urban life is the generally upwards trend and gentrification of the last 15 years and thus have no experience of how bad things were before that. Having no conception of how far cities can fall when law and order collapses and people start fleeing to the suburbs, they think the current state of trendy urban neighborhoods is something that cannot be unwound, even if you remove the institutions and practices that keep the most disorderly elements of society from acting out too much.

    I think it was Ezra Klein or someone of that crowd that got beat up 10+ years ago while out and about in a significantly less gentrified DC than the present. We need a period of time in which a lot more of our betters get the same treatment to shift their personal Overton window. Let the beatings begin.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC
    • Replies: @deep anonymous
  13. I’m sure I’ll enjoy your column as always, Steve. From you excerpt here, I’ll just say that it sounds a little to Pat Buchanan-like. Let me explain: You discuss the political situation and Presidential electoral politics as if the country will still go on, like this were 1968, 1976, 1984, I guess all the way through 2012 when things were still somewhat sane and civil.

    As I’ve commented before to Mr. Buchanan, who unfortunately, is highly unlikely to be reading comments on this site, that was a political world that is going away as we write (and you document). I am sure your analogy to the LBJ era is an interesting one. None of it matters anymore, IMO. It’s all going down when the financial SHTF happens.

    Is that too doomer of me this early in the morning? Sorry ’bout that. (I’ve got the feeling you see this too …)

  14. @Achmed E. Newman

    Rats, no 5-min EDIT window (I know why too, this time.) S/B “your excerpt” and “too Pat Buchanan-like”.

    • Replies: @res
    , @Adam Smith
  15. anon[957] • Disclaimer says:

    But Johnson was stabbed in the back by the people he thought of as his friends and beneficiaries. It was the great liberal cities of the North that turned into battle zones during Johnson’s second term, with riots and the subsequent crime wave emptying out their law-abiding and tax-paying citizens.

    That was back when blacks had larger population numbers. After half a century of non-black immigration and gentrification, do they have the numbers any longer?

  16. anon[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @unit472

    One thing that makes today’s replay more dangerous is that, unlike in the 1960’s, there aren’t as many whites around and urban blacks have become more feral.

    On the contrary. There aren’t as many blacks around, particularly young black males. The demographics are completely different nowadays.

  17. Corvinus says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Wow, your piece is rife with false narratives and fallacies. Tin cup time! I’ll highlight the most glaring.

    “What went wrong with LBJ’s ambitious guns and butter policies that are so reminiscent of Biden’s own lavish tax and spend plans? Much, including, of course, Vietnam.”

    Not analogous. Biden’s plans are proposals. We can speculate IF they are passed what COULD be positive and negative long-term affects. LBJ’s were implemented courses of action that we are able to reasonably debate their level of effectiveness and ineffectiveness. With LBJ, he tried to stretch his budget to meet domestic and foreign policy objectives. There is no such pressure with Biden as far as feeding the mouth of a war machine.

    **At least you are acknowledging Biden is the legitimate president.

    “It was the great liberal cities of the North that turned into battle zones during Johnson’s second term, with riots and the subsequent crime wave…”

    Context required here. There were peaceful protests, peaceful protests that turned violent, riots that resulted from a trigger event, and the “crime wave”, well…

    https://quod.lib.umich.edu/h/humfig/11217607.0002.206/–decivilization-in-the-1960s?rgn=main;view=fulltext

    Many criminologists have concluded that the 1960s crime surge cannot be explained by the usual socioeconomic variables but was caused in large part by a change in cultural norms. Of course, to escape the logical circle in which people are said to be violent because they live in a violent culture, it’s necessary to identify an exogenous cause for the cultural change. The political scientist James Q. Wilson has argued that demographics were an important trigger after all, not because of the absolute numbers of young people but because of their relative numbers.

    Of course, the “battle zones” of the 1960’s were in the North, with de facto segregation, and in the South, with de jure segregation, and the associating economic and social problems.

    “Strikingly, however, one thing that didn’t fail was Johnson’s Southern strategy.”

    Right, rooting out segregation. It was Nixon and Reagan who tried to curry southern white political favor. Cue Lee Atwater…

    Y’all don’t quote me on this. You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger”. By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that. But I’m saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, “We want to cut this”, is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger”. So, any way you look at it, race is coming on the back-burner.

    “They eventually came to see civil rights as the price they’d have to pay to join the modern America of NASA and major league sports franchises”

    False conclusion. Generally speaking, they came to see Civil Rights as being the politically and morally righteous thing after decades of Constitutional circumvention. Besides, it could be argued that there are Southrons and Southerners. Southrons desperately wanted to cling to an ancient system. Southerners through Christianity and through self-reflection began to view Jim Crow laws as a relic of the past.

    Southern white woman attending the funeral of James Chaney, 1963

    There are Negroes who want to kill whites, especially southern whites, and many Negroes have much bitterness, but still the majority seems to have the quality of being able to look for a future in which whites will love the Negroes. Our kids [in the freedom school] talk very critically of all the whites around here and still they have a dream of freedom in which both races understand and accept each other. There is such an overpowering task ahead of these kids that sometimes I can’t do anything but cry for them. As a white southerner [from a different state], I have to pretend I am from the north. I don’t quite know what to do because I can’t ignore my desire to go home, and yet I feel I am a much weaker person than I like to think I am because I do have these emotions. I asked my father if I could stay here for a whole year, and I was almost glad when he said, “No”. I have a desire to go home and read a lot and go to Quaker meetings and be by myself rather than being in the middle of it all the time. I am angry because I have a choice as to whether or not to work in the movement, and I am playing upon that choice and leaving here. I mean, have you ever despised yourself for your weak conviction? And what is making it worse is that all those damn northerners are thinking me as a brave hero, when in fact I am from the same place who is persecuting Negroes [but dare not mention it out of fear for my life].

    “On Aug. 6, 1965, Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which eliminated the chance of a Jim Crow comeback in the South by making it in the tangible self-interest of politicians to appeal to black voters.”

    That could be one way to look at it. Not necessarily true or accurate, though. We would also say it was in the tangible self-interest of Southron politicians who sought to bring a version of Jim Crow back to appeal to Southrons to maintain their grip on power and influence at the expense of white and black Southerners.

    But the fact of the matter is the 1965 Voting Rights Act specifically outlawed literacy tests and similar devices that were historically used to disenfranchise racial minorities. The elimination of Jim Crow appealed to the rule of law, which I thought you favored, iSteve.

    “a 21-year-old black man was pulled over by a white highway patrolman. This was the tragicomic beginning of the Watts Riots, or, as we are now taught to say in reverent terms, the Watts Rebellion or Watts Uprising.”

    Again, context is needed. That event was the trigger point. The McCone Commission identified the root causes of the riots to be high unemployment, poor schools, and related inferior living conditions that were endured by African Americans living in that part of Los Angeles.

    “White liberals had just handed blacks their biggest wins since Reconstruction, and yet LBJ was repaid with criminal chaos.”

    Corrected for accuracy –> White Americans worked with African-Americans to secure federal legislation in light of perpetual violations by Southern white governments of constitutional and civic rights. As the decade progressed, and for a host of reasons, there was political and social chaos in American society.

    “But white liberals of 1965 were astonished by the black assumption that if whites had been defeated and shamed by LBJ’s civil rights triumphs…”

    Fale premise. Southron whites were defeated. There is no shame in ensuring civil rights for those who had been previously denied them.

    “then of course blacks should get to do whatever they feel like”.

    False conclusion. The incarceration rates for African-American demonstrate there is decided accountability for criminal behavior.

    “Way back then, white liberals thought in terms of equal protection of the law…”

    Way back then (and now), American citizens thought (and continue to think) in those terms.

    “If whites could no longer impose the rigors of Jim Crow on Southern blacks, then Northern blacks could drive drunk and resist arrest.”

    False premise and false conclusion. What “rigors” of Jim Crow law are you referring to? Should they, in your estimation, remained today? Why? What had given southern whites to impose these “rigors”? Do tell.

  18. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I feel like many of us are glad that it’s gone, looking forward to financial apocalypse. Something new to move on to, an opportunity. The future could be awful, or amazing, time will tell — but we have to learn to trust God.

  19. Seneca44 says:
    @unit472

    We seemed condemned to repeat history in the U.S. If only the current powers could somehow see what New York was say, circa 1975 with municipal bankrupcy and 25 cent live sex acts on Times Square. Broken windows policing worked magnificently in that city but it seems more and more likely that we will have to descend back into urban negro social pathology once again until someone magically figures it out.

  20. anonymous[143] • Disclaimer says:

    in terms of who has the whip hand at the moment: If whites could no longer impose the rigors of Jim Crow on Southern blacks, then Northern blacks could drive drunk and resist arrest.

    Are you suggesting white Americans need to support policies that will have the effect of increasing police shootings of blacks by 1000% to get blacks to be as afraid of the whip hand as in 1960? I don’t mean to say deliberately plan a quota. More aggressive policing leads to more police involved shootings. A policy of very aggressive policing could end up driving up the number of police shootings of blacks by 1000%.

  21. EuroNat says:

    Biden seems obsessed with virtually nonexistent problems such as “ghost guns” assembled by do-it-yourself hobbyists, who, I’m guessing, don’t much overlap with urban murderers.

    From the internet, after 10 minutes googling, this is what one Andrew Chipman, who claims has worked for the ATF for 25 years, has to say about ghost guns:

    During my 25 year-career at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), I investigated a lot of gun crimes. As a member of the SWAT team and the Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Firearm Programs, I learned a thing or two about how criminals get their hands on guns.(…) Today more than 40% of crime guns recovered by ATF agents in California are ghost guns v.

    https://giffords.org/blog/2020/05/ghost-guns-are-specifically-designed-for-criminals-blog/

    Is this guy saying the truth, or is he impersonating an ATF Special Agent?

    If his claim is true, how can you Steve Sailer, claim this is a “non existent problem”?

    Is this another case of Sailer’s chronic laziness ie wilful ignorance, or is it that you are getting contributions from the NRA? Perhaps US conservative contrarianism?

    Why US conservative influencers research, write and whine so little about regulations and policy changes that could effectively bring those Black shootings stats and Police forces general twitchiness and trigger happiness down?

    In the UK Blacks stab each other with knives. This is still bad to be honest but IMO infinitely better than drive by/birthday/barbeque/burial services shootings. Trying to wrap my European head around why this is not as clear as it seems to me for conservative EurAms.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Brutusale
    , @Charlotte
  22. “But in 1968, LBJ dropped out”

    You neglect to mention the assassination of RFK by Hughes employee Thane Caesar. The path made clear for Nixon.

    “white Southerners remained mostly subdued, the dog that didn’t bark”

    The same can be said for all American white men: subdued and quiet. White men do seem to favor dogs, however.

    “major league sports franchises”

    The most useful tool in the Babylonian mind-fookery tool box. White men: I love you guys. But you’ve been completely hypnotized and demoralized by corporate sports. And when I say I love you that doesn’t mean sexually so don’t get the wrong idea, Nancy.

    “A crowd gathered”

    A recurring theme: blacks are biologically collectivist.

    “To show their support of mom and the drunk, the mob began looting.”

    Classic Sailer. (red squiggly line)

    “The Establishment”

    Servants of the white billionaire cartels.

    “Biden seems obsessed with virtually nonexistent problems.”

    Fitting for a guy who is virtually nonexistent.

    Steve, collect your work on hard copy to be published in a time when white guy’s balls have reappeared. Otherwise all this good stuff will disappear.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  23. @Arclight

    I think you might be referring to Matt Yglesias. Pretty sure Steve has blogged about that before. But your general point I agree with. Even if it doesn’t change their thinking, they deserve a little of what their stupidity and arrogance have unleashed on the rest of us.

  24. @Corvinus

    “American citizens thought (and continue to think) in those terms”

    No they don’t. I like old school liberals; but you guys are ghosts. Totalitarian fever has infected the American left. Eventually, it’ll burn itself out. Although not before much destruction is wrought, unfortunately.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  25. Forbes says:
    @unit472

    School discipline declined due to liberalism, and the need to assimilate schools to blacks and other minorities–the forerunner of bourgeois values (discipline, dilligence, accomplishment) seen as white privilege.

    Instead, the ’60s birthed the hedonism and super-individualism of “do your own thing” and “if it feels good, do it,” along with the moral nihilism of “who’s to say it’s wrong?”

    One result are parents, who, rather than conducting themselves as adults as a role model for their children, want to be their child’s BFF.

    This spawned the Lake Wobegon effect, where every child is seen as above average, and the concept of ‘participation trophies’ as everyone is a “winner.”

    And white suburban schools, without any influx of blacks or other minorities, did this all on their own. You can thank liberalism.

    • Agree: Dissident
  26. PDiddy says:

    The Establishment only iced the BLM movement after its supporters’ massacres of police officers helped Donald Trump win the White House. But then the Establishment foolishly revived BLM after George Floyd’s death, instantly setting off riots and murders that almost got Trump reelected.

    How is the BLM being turned off and on? Twitter? Bat signals? Who’s in charge?

  27. res says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    (I know why too, this time.)

    Please do tell. Do you also know how to prevent that from happening?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  28. Old Prude says:
    @RichardTaylor

    People wonder why the poor crackers with no slaves fought for the Confederacy. They knew that freeing blacks was a bad idea, that’s why.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  29. Art Deco says:
    @The Alarmist

    but he was installed by the guys who profited immensely by Vietnam.

    There were no such guys. And no one ‘installed’ Johnson.

  30. Art Deco says:
    @Corvinus

    Try a dose of concision.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Reg Cæsar
  31. El Dato says:

    Release the Garland!

    US AG announces inquiry into Minneapolis policing practices after ex-cop Chauvin convicted of Floyd’s murder

    “The Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing,” Garland told a press conference on Wednesday.

    The probe by the Department of Justice (DoJ) will include “experienced attorneys” from its Civil Rights Division and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, Garland said.

    “The new civil investigation is separate from, and independent of, the federal criminal investigation into the death of George Floyd that the Justice Department has previously announced,” he added.

    The new inquiry is to assess whether Minneapolis police department used “excessive force,” including in protests and whether its treatment of people with behavioral disabilities is unlawful.

  32. @Achmed E. Newman

    Hey Achemd, when my comment does not get the five minute edit button I can usually find after refreshing the page.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  33. Wilkey says:

    “After 1964, Democrats lost five of the next six presidential elections, some by landslides.”

    And then those ingenious Republicans, by embracing and accelerating demographic change, managed to lose the popular vote in 7 of the 8 presidential elections from 1992 to 2020. Bush only managed to win the popular vote in 2004, in part, by launching a ruinous war in Iraq and encouraging banking policies that helped cause the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

    Unlike in the 60s, Republicans now face some pretty fierce demographic headwinds in ever trying to win elections again. They appear to have possibly lost Arizona and Nevada for good, may have a hard time ever winning Georgia again, and North Carolina, Florida, and even Texas may be on the demographic brink, as well. If you can’t win an overwhelmingly white state like Minnesota even as the opposing party’s leaders from coast to coast have been advocating the looting and burning of your largest city, then something has gone completely f—-ing wrong.

    Yet Republican governors and legislators in most states are still refusing to fight the cultural war that is so obviously raging around us and against us, despite having a decent (but temporary) advantage in control at the state level. Any sane conservative state would have banned and defunded any state school, college, and university that teaches critical race theory but, sfaik, not a single one has done so.

    The question is if whites will continue to tolerate it when democracy becomes so obviously and perhaps permanently controlled by the anti-white party. The answer is probably “yes.” Absent some global economic crisis (not entirely unlikely) causing severe shortages, we will simply let them kill us off without uttering a word, for fear of being called “racist.”

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @northeast
  34. Wilkey says:
    @The Alarmist

    One might think LBJ didn’t have to do Vietnam, but he was installed by the guys who profited immensely by Vietnam.

    Or more likely Johnson thought that a war against a bunch of Paleolithic Commie slant eyes that we surely couldn’t lose to was just the cause to rally conservatives and moderates to his flag even as he enacted the most radical, far left domestic policies in this nation’s history.

    George W. Bush would manage to adopt a similar tactic ~40 years later – embracing endless, pointless wars in the Middle East while handing the country over to the globalists. Reagan and the first Bush did a bit of the same. Phony nationalism abroad can distract from a lot of leftist neofeudalism at home.

  35. Corvinus says:
    @Art Deco

    Rather than offering diversionary tactics, use your brain to address my points.

  36. @res

    This time, Res, it was a very specific sequence that I did, and one that I don’t even think needs fixing.

    While I waited for my loaded-down browser to reload a page after my mashing the [Submit] button, not sure if I’d clicked it correctly, I went to click another tab – to do exactly what you have recommended – making sure my comment is not already in the dBase – but I accidentally clicked another link on the same unz page. When I reloaded the iSteve page in the same tab and then in another, neither one had the 5-minute [EDIT] window.

    That’s not the usual sequence of events for anyone. I can prevent that from happening by not fat-fingering the touch screen, but maybe this is some clue to the other instances. With those other instances of this error, it didn’t seem to be user error. Per some of Mr. Unz’s advice, I think it’s from older browsers. One is 10 years old – it would not give me the 5-minute [EDIT] window for a month or so, but then started working again.

    • Replies: @res
  37. @Achmed E. Newman

    My friend Achmed, I believe Sailer suffers a bit like most baby boomers from living in the past. The liberal boomers think they are crusading for civil rights when they idiotically support BLM and complete wastes of human flesh like George Floyd. Steve is more realistic, but still can’t help but harken back to his youth… There is no silent majority now to bring the likes of Biden to heel…
    It is complete insanity … there is no culture left to counter stupidity. The US is a polyglot boarding house.
    Do you remember one of George Carlin’s monologues near his death where he was getting red pilled somewhat and pointed out that there is nothing left in the US but consumerism. That’s it…
    That’s All Folks.
    So to think that it is the summer of Biden? No it’s not. It is too late…

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster
  38. @unit472

    I don’t disagree that there were a lot more school-age white kids into which the black kids could be integrated back then, but I would differ with you on how well it all went. 5-10% black and the rest white? Maybe. More than that, and the white kids suffered, some greatly.

  39. Joe Biden’s Long Hot Spring

    Hunter Biden’s Long, Hot Schl

    Never mind. We’re sure to see that eventually.

  40. @Art Deco

    Try a dose of concision.

    You just dropped in to see what condition his concision was in?

  41. Corvinus says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Don’t be obtuse. Stick to what you know, which is nothing.

    • Replies: @res
    , @SunBakedSuburb
  42. @Old Prude

    People wonder why the poor crackers with no slaves fought for the Confederacy. They knew that freeing blacks was a bad idea, that’s why.

    Nobody fought to free them. Except perhaps abroad.

    The hillbillies were smarter than the crackers (a.k.a. rednecks). They hated the planters for having blacks around in the first place. No honest man had any need for legal subhumans.

    Their mountain redoubts may have been scruffy, but how were they less civilized than the steamy half-Negro lowlands?

  43. res says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks. My experience has been that when things are working correctly the 5 minute edit window will withstand page refreshes. One somewhat common example is when I submit multiple comments within five minutes more than one can have the edit window active at the same time. I think I have also seen it when moving back and forth between different posts, but that is less common.

    P.S. I just tested the latter case by going to a different post and then adding this PS.

    P.P.S. And added this PPS after a page refresh.

  44. res says:
    @Corvinus

    Oh, the projection. At least you are occasionally entertaining.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  45. Art Deco says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    You neglect to mention the assassination of RFK by Hughes employee Thane Caesar.

    By Sirhan Sirhan, a head case from a family of head cases.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  46. @Corvinus

    “what you know … nothing”

    I know a lot about Star Trek.

  47. @Art Deco

    At what age did you stop acquiring knowledge?

  48. Whiskey says: • Website

    No Steve, that’s silly boomer talk.

    First, there are no more elections. None. Dems have found that by massive mail fraud they no longer need to care about voters. None of them. Every city will now be like Philly or Detroit — a bombed out shell with nothing but feral black criminals all the better to deliver massive amounts of “discovered” votes at 4 in the morning.

    So like big corporations not caring about consumers or sales (they are too big to fail, they will get bailouts and various rent-seeking monopolies handed out by the government as money printer goes brrrr); Dems need not care about voters.

    And the whole Interamhamwe attacks against Whites which are increasing and will increase, is a plus. Woke Capital no longer wants/needs White workers. Why would they? Coke says be less White, Cigna says no Whites need apply, United says no White pilots. Its all black, all the time. Disney says no to White Christian Trash (their words) and they will have all black content.

    Meanwhile Team Biden hopes for WAR against Russia so they can intern all the White people. A glorious and complete solution, one that Woke Capital certainly dreams can become reality. Imagine, Nike and Apple would not even have to pay China the tiny amount for Uighur slave labor, they’ll get much higher IQ slaves for free in work camps run by Team Biden as war with Russia drags on and on.

    That KKKrazy Glue has consequences. Hatred of White people is part and parcel of Woke Capital (that’s every big/medium company), government, media, universities, etc. HATE HATE HATE of White people particularly White men for blood guilt that can never be washed away is all our society has now in every echelon. Of course it will come to blood, rivers of it, as Enoch Powell noted years ago.

    Riots every day, White men being pulled out of vehicles to get the Reginald Denny treatment, violent crime skyrockets? That is EXACTLY what the power centers want, there is no real consequence for them, and turning America into an even more violent South Africa with racial vengeance against Whites is the DREAM. King’s Dream, for sure, and also Woke Capital’s dream. That’s the true colors of Bennetton.

  49. @Corvinus

    **At least you are acknowledging Biden is the legitimate president.

    Realpolitik is not a concession to legitimacy. Only to reality.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Corvinus
  50. @res

    Oh, the projection.

    Corvinus the Cantilever.

  51. El Dato says:
    @EuroNat

    today more than 40% of crime guns recovered by ATF agents in California are ghost guns

    Which may or may not be true, but is it a problem?

    The problem is the “crime guns” not the “ghost guns”.

    This is commingled with a completely made-up “3-D Printed Weapon Problem”. Why anyone would “print the weapon” is beyond me. Just buy the parts. And you better not print the barrel.

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

  52. @anon

    America was 12% Black in 1970 and is 14% Black today. The number of Blacks in the US has doubled since 1970

    Census -Whites -Blacks
    1970 —- 179 M – 21 M
    2020 —- 194 M – 45 M

    The white population under the age of 20 was far greater in 1970 than today and the Black population was much less 50 years ago

    Year – Whites under the age of 20
    1970 – 65 Million
    2020 – 45 Million

    The white youth population has fallen 30% since 1970 while the youth Black population has grown 25%. In 1970 there were 10 million Blacks under the age of 20 and today there are over 12 million Blacks under the age of 20. Today Blacks are 16% of the youth population , compared to 12% of the youth population in 1970

    • Thanks: photondancer
  53. Brutusale says:
    @EuroNat

    His named is David Chipman, and he did work for the ATF. He’s Sleepy Joe’s nominee to lead the ATF. He’s currently a member of the gun control group named after a congresscritter who was shot 10 years ago. He makes a living fighting for gun control.

    Can you wrap your Eurohead around the fact that he owes his continued employment to making such statements?

    I noticed that his silly screed talks about him having no problem exercising his 2nd Amendment rights, which, for a former ATF agent, is not surprising. Unfortunately, gun ownership is adjudicated at the local level, so you have a place like Vermont, with few blacks and a low murder rate, having very few laws keeping it’s citizens from owning guns (though this may be changing), as opposed to the neighboring People’s Commonwealth of Massachusetts, blacker and thus more murderous, where you basically have to perform an unnatural act on the local police chief to be considered for a concealed carry permit.

    Ghost guns are the perfect solution for law-abiding citizens unconstitutionally kept disarmed by their local governments.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  54. Zoos says:

    The fact that Biden is fast tracking a massive number of unqualified illegal aliens means the police can count on drug and gang related deaths ramping up for the next several years at least.

    If police unions don’t get very vocal, very quickly… they better get used to the inevitable outcome of willfully importing third world dregs en masse:

  55. Corvinus says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Realpolitik shares aspects of its philosophical approach to pragmatism AND realism. The fact of the matter is that Mr. Sailer recognizes Biden as our chief executive. You’re just not that bright.

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
  56. @John Dillinger

    What makes the Biden presidency completely unique with no parallels in U.S. history is that he is the first “black” president — not Clinton, not Obama. What makes him so is that he became president via the black vote in the super tuesday primaries. He is owned by the black mafioso establishment — will do whatever he’s ordered to do. He’s already implementing black-minority rule backed by the courts, the military and the big corporations. God knows how this is going to end, but it’s going to be very ugly.

  57. Bill says:
    @Zoos

    Remember when putting marshmellows on somebody’s lawn was a hate crime?

  58. @Corvinus

    “Way back then, white liberals thought in terms of equal protection of the law…”

    Way back then (and now), American citizens thought (and continue to think) in those terms.

    Nonsense.

    Conservative citizens and perhaps a slight majority of all citizens think in those terms (I don’t know about the 11 to 30 million illegal non-citizens). Liberals do not. And liberals run this country, its elections, its schools – K through grad school, the media, the sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies. Pretty much everything. They want whites to be third class citizens (themselves excepted, of course) and blacks to be sacred objects (as long as they don’t live too close to them).

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Corvinus
  59. northeast says:
    @Wilkey

    In general, in the national elections, it looks as if the GOP has lost Virginia, Nevada & Colorado for good. North Carolina is fading away along with Arizona.

    The GOP has gained Iowa & West Virginia. There’s a possibility the GOP will gain Maine down the line, but also lose New Hampshire for good.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  60. @Corvinus

    Nixon and Reagan certainly saw a need to play up to a white Southern vote for the purposes of winning an election, but this was only at the rhetorical level. Nixon pushed Affirmative action through. Reagan signed Martin Luther King Day into law. Any methodical examination of the policies of these Republicans will confirm that they were Chamber of Commerce Republicans with no interest in supporting anything practical that would have been promoted by George Wallace or Strom Thurmond during their heyday.

    The point of that Atwater passage is simply that Nixon knew that in order to defeat McGovern he needed to be able to appeal to a sector of the Wallace-vote. Hence he incorporated pieces of rhetoric into his act which sought to persuade the likely Wallace-voter that Nixon was really on their side. Once he was elected, Nixon followed completely different policies anyway. Democrat-campaigners have made a habit of repeatedly citing that Atwater interview as if it were revealing Nixon’s secret agenda. All that it represents is a summary of how Nixon learned to con the white rubes, with no relevance to his real agenda.

    • Thanks: Dissident
    • Replies: @Corvinus
  61. Polistra says:
    @El Dato

    The comments are even worse! In the sense that many are worth reading, but there are hundreds to sift through. I wonder if Ron might implement a ‘sort by rating’ feature. Though I realize that brings issues with it..

    • Replies: @Dissident
  62. @Adam Smith

    I tried that this time, Adam, but no joy. It was a weird sequence of page loads, so …

    (It’s not like the software doesn’t give me a chance to look at the text in yellow and edit it then, so I’m not complaining.)

  63. @Corvinus

    I mean, if tomorrow the government declared a monarchy and instituted him as our King, it would be so. Does it matter if one agrees or doesn’t agree with what the system decides?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  64. Charlotte says:
    @EuroNat

    I don’t know about the ghost gun stats, but Chipman is not above blatant lying. Witness his claim that the Branch Davidians shot down helicopters at Waco https://nypost.com/2021/04/09/biden-atf-pick-chipman-made-false-claims-about-shot-down-choppers-at-waco/.

  65. Maybe this Black Party thesis could use a little more Race Realism.

    100,000 years of flight isn’t a sign of strength.

  66. @Patrick in SC

    They’re not white – that’s the whole point. They want to preserve the value of the deracination they sold their souls to obtain.

  67. @northeast

    The GOP has lost at least forty states, and deserves to until these McClellans are purged.

    I think McConnell’s idea is to get back to a low engagement model to more accurately simulate the restricted franchise of the original Republic, both because he thinks this will produce better government and also will enhance GOP chances.

    The problem is that the very people he’s working so hard to demoralize are the aristoi that Republics rely upon for their legitimacy and effectiveness.

  68. Dissident says:
    @Polistra

    Steve, if you dont stop writing, then I won’t get anything done here.

    The comments are even worse! In the sense that many are worth reading, but there are hundreds to sift through.

    Yes. Imagine rejoining to the boss or the wife,
    “Sailer’s been in one of his hyperactive phases again; time and again, I’m not even halfway into reading the comments on what, when I started reading had been his latest post, when I see it’s been pushed all the way down by numerous new ones. It’s all I can do to keep from falling hopelessly behind in following his blog…”

    An XKCD classic:

    One thing I’ve found useful is to utilize the Ctrl + F text-search feature (presumably found in every browser commonly used), to look for both specific commenters, as well as specific keywords indicative of specific topics, sub-topics and mentions that are of particular personal interest.

  69. @The Alarmist

    The Alarmist,

    You might consider strengthening your point about LBJ and the Vietnam War by citing the very first line in Stanley Karnow’s “Vietnam: A History”.

    Karnow quoted LBJ as telling the generals at a December, 1963 party “Just get me elected and you can have your damn war.”

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  70. Corvinus says:
    @Boomthorkell

    “I mean, if tomorrow the government declared a monarchy and instituted him as our King, it would be so. Does it matter if one agrees or doesn’t agree with what the system decides?”

    LOL, that wouldn’t even occur. Why are saying something that is completely outrageous?

  71. Corvinus says:
    @Patrick in SC

    “Conservative citizens and perhaps a slight majority of all citizens think in those terms (I don’t know about the 11 to 30 million illegal non-citizens). Liberals do not.”

    No, Americans think in those terms regardless of ideology. You’re dead wrong here.

    “And liberals run this country, its elections, its schools – K through grad school, the media, the sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies. Pretty much everything.”

    Wait, I thought it was Jews….

    “They want whites to be third class citizens (themselves excepted, of course) and blacks to be sacred objects (as long as they don’t live too close to them).”

    Says who, YOU?

  72. Corvinus says:
    @Patrick McNally

    “Nixon and Reagan certainly saw a need to play up to a white Southern vote for the purposes of winning an election, but this was only at the rhetorical level.”

    It was at the policy level nationally and state wide, my white friend. Thje proponents of the Long Southern Strategy “needed to politicize not just the hearts and minds or even pocket books of white Southerners, but also their souls”, from Barry Goldwater’s 1964 “Operation Dixie,” to Phyllis Schlafly’s anti-ERA “Pro-Family Rally” in 1977, to the rise of the Christian Coalition and the Moral Majority in the 1980’s.

    At a speech in Milwaukee on July 14, 2005, Ken Mehlman, the Republican National Committee chairman, said “By the ’70s and into the ’80s and ’90s, the Democratic Party solidified its gains in the African American community, and we Republicans did not effectively reach out. Some Republicans gave up on winning the African American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong”, calling it “not healthy for the country for our political parties to be so racially polarized”.

    “Nixon pushed Affirmative action through”.

    Because it was the law of the land, and he aimed policies squarely in his Nixon’s taxonomy of race–there was a clear division between “the good blacks” and the rest of urban America. “There are 35 percent of blacks we can do good with,” he is quoted as saying to his staff. If you look at the areas where affirmative action was implemented—college admissions, corporate hiring, minority business loans, skilled labor unions, government office jobs—you will notice these policies focus on that specific group. The urban black poor were, in the words of Nixon, just “little black bastards on the welfare rolls at $2,400 a family”.

    “Reagan signed Martin Luther King Day into law.”

    Reagan opposed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and came out against the Voting Rights Act, deeming it as “humiliating to the South”. During his 1966 California gubernatorial campaign, he defended Proposition 14, which nullified the state’s fair housing law, effectively reinstating the right to discriminate in home sales and leases. “If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house,” Reagan insisted, “it is his right to do so”. A Reagan campaign ad that same year referred to black neighborhoods as “jungles.”

    “The point of that Atwater passage is simply that Nixon knew…”

    You mean Reagan.

  73. Your making a big deal out of rhetorical statements which were intended to appeal to audiences whom you dislike. For an actual description of practical policy you should look up Dean Kotlowski, Nixon’s Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and Policy. That book actually describes the actual policies which Nixon sought to enact, even when he was playing a song for the Wallace-voters.

    As far as Reagan being opposed to certain things in 1965, what does that have to do with anything relevant from 1980 onward? Nixon and Reagan were politicians first and foremost of all. When Reagan was with the Goldwater campaign he followed the line of opposing the Voting Rights Act on the grounds that such an act represented “big government.” Later on, of course, Reagan used military Keynesianism on a massive scale and run up a huge debt. It’s easy to justify seeing the man as a hypocrite. But he was never interested in “supporting white privilege.” That’s pure hokum.

    I meant Nixon since he was the one who pioneered this strategy, although you can easily extend it to Reagan in 1980 (but not in 1965, since the strategy had not been well formed then). The strategy was as Atwater describes it: make some vague statements which can be sort interpreted as meaning that you really plan to support whites once you’ve been elected. Then ignore it all after the election. That’s the Southern Strategy in a nutshell.

  74. @Paul Jolliffe

    I was thinking of his friends at KBR for his underlying motivation, but yours is a good citation.

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