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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

The Miasma Theory of White Racism [Corrected link]

by Steve Sailer, February 17, 2021

Scientific-minded dissidents frequently compare today’s orthodoxy that the cause of whatever ails blacks is—and, indeed, must be—white racism to discarded scientific constructs such as phlogiston in chemistry and aether in physics. But the most informative comparison might be to the long, unfortunate hold of the miasma theory of disease on medical thought.

In 2021, the conventional wisdom is that while you almost never see white racism, it’s always out there somewhere, everywhere, ruining the lives of blacks, lowering their test scores and raising their murder rates. It’s as if white people implicitly exude a poison from their pores that harms only blacks, due to their being genetically different, although, as everyone also knows, genetic differences, like race, don’t exist. C’mon, man, follow the science!

Similarly, the history of miasma theory shows how resistant poor explanations can be to correction. The notion that malaria (Italian for “bad air”) and other diseases now known to be contagious were caused by poisonous emanations (or miasma—ancient Greek for “pollution”) was common (although not universal) from classical times until the later 19th century.

Read the whole thing there. [Corrected link]

Another parallel:

 
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  1. Steve, I think you need to update the URLs for the two links leading to your article.

    https://www.takimag.com/article/the-miasma-theory-of-white-racism/

    • Agree: El Dato, Forbes
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  2. Wasn’t Socrates hemlock, not arsenic? Also in the previous post you’ve got ‘roll’ spelled ‘role’

    Big picture, excellent column, though.

    • Agree: El Dato
  3. Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Percy Jenkins

    Duck Miasma detected.

    Replies: @Another Canadian, @Bardon Kaldian

    , @Oswald Spengler
    @Percy Jenkins

    Quack, quack.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Percy Jenkins

    LOL. You haven't seen the ball since the kickoff.

    Y'know what's even more important than what people believe?

    What's actually correct.

    If a billion people believe something wrong is right-it's still wrong.

    You'll see.

    , @but an humble craftsman
    @Percy Jenkins

    Actually you are right.
    However, the old white men are right as well.
    Impotence can be cured nowadays.
    Stupidity not.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Percy Jenkins


    That tells you something right there
     
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91JCxmgu-iL.jpg
    , @Dwright
    @Percy Jenkins

    Are you related to Tiny Duck? Tell him Dave says hey.

    , @Old and Grumpy
    @Percy Jenkins

    Have we lost? Agreed your kumbaya thinking is currently leading the charge. Great you feel good, but your world view is just starting to face the test of time. So far not doing real well in major cities or small towns dominated by diversity. Texas went green while doing minimal maintenance of the old electric generation, and it is now a disaster. I know they anticipated getting warmer, not colder . And what is with your side's obsession with limiting speech? Seems like a weak kneed tactic if you are so certain you are correct about everything. Also the lack of free speech guarantees your coveted "everyone disagrees with you" position, which is something you apparently need for your collective, albeit fragile, self esteem.

    , @John Cunningham
    @Percy Jenkins

    Keep dreaming, you commie chode. You know that, minus your fraud, Trump won the election.

    , @Forbes
    @Percy Jenkins

    Says No Recent Commenting History...

    Every single time.

    , @fish
    @Percy Jenkins

    So sad.....it’s canned duck now!

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Percy Jenkins

    Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus, Mr Hwyaden Fach Jenkins! (1 Mawrth)


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cb/a6/ff/cba6ffb0e75a08bb754c139c0ce2166f.jpg

    , @Eric Novak
    @Percy Jenkins

    TINY DUCK! TINY DUCK! TINY DUCK!

  4. In contrast, only a single Roman writer known to us warned that one should avoid living near swamps because they were full of little animals that get inside you and make you sick

    Who?

    • Replies: @fitzhamilton
    @TGGP

    Antoninus Faustus. Anglicized Tony Fausti. The fellow who told us AZT would cure us of shoving hamsters up our descending colons.

    , @El Dato
    @TGGP

    Wikipedia brings nothing:

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

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @TGGP

    Probably Palladius. See page 21.

    https://aquila.usm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1780&context=masters_theses

    , @Indiana Jack
    @TGGP

    I think the writer referenced here is Marcus Terentius Varro, who in the 1st century BC warned against living near swamps because "there are bred there certain minute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, but which float in the air and enter the body through the mouth and nose and cause serious diseases."

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

  5. I always thought that Socrates was -famously- “forced to drink Hemlock”, which is an infusion of the plant of the same name.

    • Replies: @Observator
    @Anonymous

    Strictly speaking, Socrates wasn’t forced to drink the poison. His friends were ready to bribe his accommodating prison guards so he could escape with his life into exile. Socrates refused to do so, and in voluntarily consuming the hemlock draught he effectively committed suicide, rather than betray the principles by which he had lived his life.

    His crime, interestingly, was corrupting the youth of Athens. He taught such impieties as that the sun was a hot rock in the sky, rather than Apollo’s fiery chariot pulled by four magnificent steeds. Religious doctrine and state power combined still produce regrettable consequences to this day.

  6. Anonymous[367] • Disclaimer says:

    In the biological or even ‘social’ sciences, the gold standard test of a hypothesis is to run a ‘control’ group, that is a comparable cohort which is not exposed to the condition to which the experimenter wishes to test.
    Obviously, the way to test this ‘white miasma’ hypothesis is to compare the outcomes of blacks living in nations – they do happen to exist – in which whites are not present in any way shape or form.

    • Replies: @Guest007
    @Anonymous

    But virtually all of those countries were colonies of white nations at one time. Thus, the white miasma comes from the legacy of colonization.

    Steve always fails to mention that the end point of anything done by a black activist is reparation. From the 1619 project to the discussions of redlining or the constant harping on white privilege, the final remedy always comes out as reparations for blacks. If Hakeem Jefferies is the next Speaker of the House, reparations will be at the top of the Democrats agenda and anyone opposing reparations will be labeled a racist, a wrecker, and a thought criminal.

    Replies: @martin_2

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Anonymous

    They could just say the global financial system is white--and it's not like there isn't a certain justification for that. I don't think Bretton Woods was a product of the African mind.

  7. @TGGP

    In contrast, only a single Roman writer known to us warned that one should avoid living near swamps because they were full of little animals that get inside you and make you sick
     
    Who?

    Replies: @fitzhamilton, @El Dato, @Bardon Kaldian, @Indiana Jack

    Antoninus Faustus. Anglicized Tony Fausti. The fellow who told us AZT would cure us of shoving hamsters up our descending colons.

  8. If you don’t want to look at social reality – paint it anew. The constant racism alarm is the reverse model of Hans-Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes.

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Dieter Kief


    The constant racism alarm is the reverse model of Hans-Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes.
     
    Hmmm... the racism everywhere script reads like Aesop’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf meets Hitler’s “Big Lie” (Mein Kämpf, ch. 10).
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Dieter Kief

    "Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale"

    H.C. Andersen, like everything Danish, is gay. Our "miasma" requires German Grimmness: two chubby and oh so tender white kids eaten by Oprah.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Dieter Kief


    The Rev. Devon Thomas, 34, of Waterville said the racism he’s experienced in Vermont is different from what he experienced while living in New York.

    Thomas, who’s black, was born in Connecticut, and his family moved to Vermont when he was 13.

    He says it took him a while to be able to identify racism in Vermont after spending time studying in New York City as a young adult.
     
    In other words, if you don't see racism, make it up anyway.

    https://www.vtcng.com/stowe_reporter/news/local_news/what-s-it-like-to-be-black-in-vermont/article_38ab42da-b45f-11e9-90c2-6352c4070e71.html

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

  9. The next time somebody blames systemic racism, just shout “Racism, miasma!”

  10. Nor was miasma theory useless: Its directive to eliminate bad smells could lead to pleasant results in itself and sometimes reduced the actual causes of disease.

    And this was no accident, of course. People who were repelled by and avoided such things as rotting corpses left more descendants. Our modern miasma theory has a parallel effect. People who can spot and avoid racism keep their jobs and avoid financial and personal ruin.

  11. I prefer Newtown’s aether theory since it explicitly assumes that the aether is invisible. Systemic racism like the aether is posited as an unobserved presence, and is in truth factually non-existent. The miasma theory relied on smells for spreading diseases, which was factually wrong but at least relied on something that could be observed? I prefer the Newtonian aether theory as a parallel to systemic racism.

    • Replies: @animalogic
    @Peter Johnson

    "Systemic racism like the aether is posited as an unobserved presence, and is in truth factually non-existent."
    Yes, S-racism is merely a form of metaphysics, trying to convince people it's a social-science.

    , @nokangaroos
    @Peter Johnson

    Nah - Michelson & Morley disproved the aether not conclusively but to
    everybody´s satisfaction.
    It is clear sytemic racism is the Higgs field ...
    it pervades everything, defies verification, drains vibrancy even from empty space and pulls blacks down; plus it can be implied only from (disparate) outcome.

  12. the history of miasma theory shows how resistant poor explanations can be to correction

    I would say “miasma theory” might possibly be the default approach for anything, probably hardcoded in the cognitive apparatus. It can be employed whenever no good data or causal model is available – or in this case, whenever the causal model lies Beyond the Walls of Crimestop.

    It’s a good and solid heuristic. Higher levels of the brain would put a rationalizing veneer over this, viz “Stay out of that area, Stalker. There’s some ‘miasma’ there that causes bad things to your skin and innards”. But it’s really very basic: “Avoid that area”. The next step up would be “Where is the miasma that causes me to ‘avoid that area’ coming from?”, at which time anything will do. It could be emanting from guns for all we know.

    When you see an engineer explaining a robot’s innards and there is a map of the robot’s surroundings with vague superimposed colored blobs signifying “areas to stay out of” – that’s Miasma Theory in Action. Although the poor robot has no way to put what it is doing into words.

  13. Private schooling! That’s how to protect our kids against the scourge.

    Principal (and FWP) Mark Federman of East Side (private) Community School in New York sent white parents this “tool for action,” which tells them they must become “white traitors” and then advocate for full “white abolition.”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuSNS2yVIAICRWh?format=png&name=360×360

    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1361370106283003907

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Polistra

    Private schools suck less, but at least they can’t make me pay to keep them open (e.g. high property taxes).

    Think what you will about the educational outcomes achieved by the non-elite privates (mediocre, I’d say), but on a cost per-student basis, they do way better than the public schools.

    Of course, on the $/kid measure, home (private) schools blow away the large privates. DoEd regulations make it impossible to operate cheap big schools.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Polistra


    which tells them they must become “white traitors” and then advocate for full “white abolition.”
     
    Maybe Mark Federman could pen a memo instructing parents that they must become "Jewish traitors" and then advocate for full "Jewish abolition"?

    See how that goes over.

    ~~

    Separate nations. Some people are just incapable of basic loyalty and there is no point in being in the same nation with them.
    , @Prof. Woland
    @Polistra

    They are coming for homeschooling too. Two reasons: one, they don't want competition with the public teachers / schools and they need to get control of the curricula.

    We are homeschooling and looked for the most 'traditional' one we could find. The runner up was Acellus Academy but it seems that some people don't like them. The California Department of Ed sent out a message to 'educators' that some of their lessons are "highly inappropriate". They mentioned "Racist depictions" of blacks, "Islamophobic stereotypes" and one lesson uses words and images associated with a firearm! OMG. They did not cite the specific example or give links. This is being pushed by Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. After looking him up he looks like he sounds and has an exceedingly mediocre resume.

    It is clear that "racism", Anti-Semitism, blah blah, etc. are the sticks that are being used to keep everyone in line. Revolver.news https://www.revolver.news/2021/01/new-york-times-coinbase/ ran a wonderful article a month ago about how the NYT was attacking Coinbase (and cryptocurrency) due to complaints of black women who worked there. The Neon Revolt did a similar piece about how the ADL was trying to take down Gab and Parler. Ostensibly the complaint is about racism when really what they are trying to do is take down their competitors. Private, charter, and homeschools will be no different.

    As for the message they are promoting, whites are clearly giving up the pretense. Woke education will be so bad that it will be the next "fad" to have come and gone in the blink of an eye.

    , @Alden
    @Polistra

    East Side Community is not a private school. It’s a public school on the lower east side of manhattan. 55 percent Hispanic 18 percent White. Sounds like one of those pretentious liberal public schools desperately trying to civilize the savages.

    The lower east side was renamed the east village about 20 years ago as young single New Yorkers moved in to gentrify the vile slums. The 18 percent Whites are probably their kids. Lower east side isn’t like Harlem. Harlem was originally built for the upper and upper middle class. Glorious 1900 homes and apartments Harlem is well worth re claiming for civilization.

    Lower east side was built as nasty dreadful apartments for starving immigrants. With destruction of NYC business entertainment and other big city amenities by De Blasio and BLM, there’s no reason to stay in the city anymore.

    How will the 82 percent non White parents answer the survey?? Hope the Jew liberal principal meets some of his beloved non Whites some dark night when they need money.

    It’s a public school.

  14. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Duck Miasma detected.

    • Replies: @Another Canadian
    @El Dato

    Just a Tiny amount.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @El Dato

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a4/37/e7/a437e7a376f6733cd47c8f9b2a605ffc.gif

  15. anonymous[122] • Disclaimer says:

    In 2021, the conventional wisdom is that while you almost never see white racism, it’s always out there somewhere, everywhere, ruining the lives of blacks, lowering their test scores and raising their murder rates.

    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don’t declare it openly. From a 2010 study:

    We examine the effect of race on market outcomes by selling iPods through local online classified advertisements throughout the United States in a year-long field experiment. Each ad features a photograph of the product being held by a dark- or light-skinned (“black” or “white”) hand. To provide context, we also consider a group of sellers against whom buyers might statistically discriminate for similar reasons: white sellers with wrist tattoos. Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.

    • Replies: @Travis
    @anonymous

    The risks of buying used products from Blacks is higher. The ipod is more likely to be stolen, or broken. It is also more risky to venture to a black neighborhood to buy from a stranger.

    , @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don’t declare it openly. From a 2010 study:
     
    That there is "racial discrimination everywhere" is not the same thing as black people's problems coming from white racism.

    Blacks are much more likely to commit all sorts of crime, resort to violence, be difficult, lie, commit fraud--the whole range of anti-social behavior. So it is completely logical that some people (especially vulnerable women) steer clear of them. (If i know that some situation is going to be heavily black ... yep, i'd just as soon steer clear.)

    Yes there can be a penalty for being a member of a group that engages in undesirable behavior. A penalty that even decent people in the group may occasionally bear. Same with Muslims complaining about "Islamophobia" or Jews complaining about (basically non-existent) "Anti-Semitism.

    Don't like it: Fix your group's bad behavior.
    , @Alice in Wonderland
    @anonymous


    Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.
     
    It's women.

    They fear crime, being ripped off, etc.
    , @Elli
    @anonymous


    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don’t declare it openly.
     
    Why wouldn't I discriminate?

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-jersey-authorities-say-girl-was-strangled-by-teen-brothers-for-parts-of-her-bmx-bike

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-killed-playstation-wanted-buy-brother-article-1.3912612

    https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/09/03/kyree-brown-charged-murder-used-car-sale-joseph-jossline-roland/

    https://www.wwnytv.com/2020/12/28/murder-kidnapping-charges-lodged-hayden-harris-death/

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @anonymous

    No link to the 2010 study is given. However, because of publication bias and the numerous ways that uniformly left-wing academics consciously and unconsciously rig their results, "studies" with politically correct outcomes have little credibility. When put to the test they rarely replicate.

    The only studies you know are true are those with politically incorrect results.

    Also, your statement fails to differentiate between unfair "discrimination" and "discrimination" that is just based on an accurate assessment of reality -- e.g., that buying a used item in-person from a black seller is a somewhat riskier proposition.

    Replies: @HammerJack

  16. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Quack, quack.

  17. @TGGP

    In contrast, only a single Roman writer known to us warned that one should avoid living near swamps because they were full of little animals that get inside you and make you sick
     
    Who?

    Replies: @fitzhamilton, @El Dato, @Bardon Kaldian, @Indiana Jack

  18. Aether theory is still around; it’s just called dark matter and dark energy.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Redneck farmer

    That's not the same at all.

    Dark matter and Dark energy are things IN the vacuum,

    The vaccum of today is the aether, and we know it to be as filled with structure as, say, a superconductor. It's totally a solid material of some kind. It's just that you can wave your arm around in it as if it didn't exist.

    That's why Quantum Chromodynamics works: by using similar math and metaphors as used in condensed matter physics.

  19. The problem with the miasma theory is that everybody knows that it’s the **absence** of whites (in classrooms, neighborhoods) that brings down blacks, not their proximity. School segregation, white flight, that’s what prevents blacks from advancing.

  20. @El Dato
    @Percy Jenkins

    Duck Miasma detected.

    Replies: @Another Canadian, @Bardon Kaldian

    Just a Tiny amount.

  21. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    LOL. You haven’t seen the ball since the kickoff.

    Y’know what’s even more important than what people believe?

    What’s actually correct.

    If a billion people believe something wrong is right-it’s still wrong.

    You’ll see.

  22. The “miasma theory of white racism” is the bedrock of the Diversity Industry. Without “whiteness” everywhere wrecking life for black people there would be no need for Vice Presidents for Diversity and Inclusion,”

    See: http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2021/02/diversity-breakthrough-at-wright-state.html

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2021/02/inventions-of-lesser-kind.html

  23. @Peter Johnson
    I prefer Newtown's aether theory since it explicitly assumes that the aether is invisible. Systemic racism like the aether is posited as an unobserved presence, and is in truth factually non-existent. The miasma theory relied on smells for spreading diseases, which was factually wrong but at least relied on something that could be observed? I prefer the Newtonian aether theory as a parallel to systemic racism.

    Replies: @animalogic, @nokangaroos

    “Systemic racism like the aether is posited as an unobserved presence, and is in truth factually non-existent.”
    Yes, S-racism is merely a form of metaphysics, trying to convince people it’s a social-science.

  24. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Actually you are right.
    However, the old white men are right as well.
    Impotence can be cured nowadays.
    Stupidity not.

  25. Talking about how race doesn’t exist, I hope you’ll mention that as far as the English NHS is concerned, it definitely does, albeit thinly disguised as “ethnicity”.

    Noted here, as NHS shielding advice and vaccination plans now take race into account.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/was-americas-brutal-racial-history-really-that-brutal/#comment-4473896

    The racial order (in terms of increased likelihood to get very ill from CV19) is

    Ethnicity: Black African
    Ethnicity: Caribbean
    Ethnicity: Other ethnic group
    Ethnicity: Other Asian
    Ethnicity: Indian
    Ethnicity: Bangladeshi
    Ethnicity: Pakistani
    Ethnicity: Chinese

    With white used as the baseline.

    They are nowhere near the top of risk factors, though, age and BMI are #1 and #2. Being a lardbutt really IS dangerous. Downs’ is #3.

    But, for example, being a black African puts you at more risk than a “Chemo Grade A” patient, and being Indian puts you at greater risk than someone with “Chronic kidney disease stage 4” or “Cirrhosis of liver”.

    Interesting that Bangla/Pakistanis are at less risk than Indians.

  26. @Dieter Kief
    If you don't want to look at social reality - paint it anew. The constant racism alarm is the reverse model of Hans-Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @SunBakedSuburb, @Paperback Writer

    The constant racism alarm is the reverse model of Hans-Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes.

    Hmmm… the racism everywhere script reads like Aesop’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf meets Hitler’s “Big Lie” (Mein Kämpf, ch. 10).

  27. Actually, young White children are being indoctrinated to be race-traitors and White race abolitionists (which sounds like genocide). This is literally a tweet from an educational group:

    Of course, the usual con artists told you not to be “chicken littles” about the whole anti-White agenda. When they passed the 1965 immigration act they swore it wouldn’t change the demographics of the country. When desegregation and “civil rights” were pushed, anyone who opposed was seen as an alarmist.

    But anyone with a brain knew where this was leading.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @RichardTaylor


    When desegregation and “civil rights” were pushed, anyone who opposed was seen as an alarmist.

    But anyone with a brain knew where this was leading.
     

    Indeed, some saw it a coming over a hundred years earlier:

    I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together...

     

    Unfortunately, the man qualified it with the weasel words:

    ...on terms of social and political equality.
     
    Rather than doubling down with "...under any circumstances whatsoever."

    But he did crack a good joke a couple of sentences later:


    I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. [Cheers and laughter.] My understanding is that I can just let her alone. I am now in my fiftieth year, and I certainly never have had a black woman for either a slave or a wife. So it seems to me quite possible for us to get along without making either slaves or wives of negroes.
     
    After citing Vice President Johnson, he continued:

    I will also add to the remarks I have made, (for I am not going to enter at large upon this subject,) that I have never had the least apprehension that I or my friends would marry negroes if there was no law to keep them from it, [laughter] but as Judge Douglas and his friends seem to be in great apprehension that they might, if there were no law to keep them from it, [roars of laughter] I give him the most solemn pledge that I will to the very last stand by the law of this State, which forbids the marrying of white people with negroes. [Continued laughter and applause.]
     
    Then points out who is the real Chicken Little:

    I will add one further word, which is this, that I do not understand there is any place where an alteration of the social and political relations of the negro and the white man can be made except in the State Legislature---not in the Congress of the United States---and as I do not really apprehend the approach of any such thing myself, and as Judge Douglas seems to be in constant horror that some such danger is rapidly approaching, I propose as the best means to prevent it that the Judge be kept at home and placed in the State Legislature to fight the measure. [Uproarious laughter and applause.]
     
    If he's too dirty to be in your restroom, he's too dirty to be in my county.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

  28. @Anonymous
    In the biological or even 'social' sciences, the gold standard test of a hypothesis is to run a 'control' group, that is a comparable cohort which is not exposed to the condition to which the experimenter wishes to test.
    Obviously, the way to test this 'white miasma' hypothesis is to compare the outcomes of blacks living in nations - they do happen to exist - in which whites are not present in any way shape or form.

    Replies: @Guest007, @al gore rhythms

    But virtually all of those countries were colonies of white nations at one time. Thus, the white miasma comes from the legacy of colonization.

    Steve always fails to mention that the end point of anything done by a black activist is reparation. From the 1619 project to the discussions of redlining or the constant harping on white privilege, the final remedy always comes out as reparations for blacks. If Hakeem Jefferies is the next Speaker of the House, reparations will be at the top of the Democrats agenda and anyone opposing reparations will be labeled a racist, a wrecker, and a thought criminal.

    • Replies: @martin_2
    @Guest007

    "But virtually all of those countries were colonies of white nations at one time. Thus, the white miasma comes from the legacy of colonization."

    However, there are still a few countries that were never colonised, and they are currently no better off or indeed worse off than those that were. Thus the two wealthiest black African countries are Gabon and Botswana, which were formerly French and British colonies, respectively.

  29. @El Dato
    @Percy Jenkins

    Duck Miasma detected.

    Replies: @Another Canadian, @Bardon Kaldian

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
  30. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    That tells you something right there

    • Agree: Hibernian
  31. A good analogy…I had been comparing it to the Dark Side of the Force, what what matters is that white racism is a very flexible concept for its adherents, since you don’t have to produce concrete evidence, just assert it is everywhere and working its will as an explanation what whatever phenomena you don’t like.

    The director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art is under fire for greenlighting a job posting that stated the mission of the role is to retain its traditional white audience while expanding its reach with underserved/minority communities. This kicked off a petition calling for his firing, the mandatory inclusions of various groups on the board and in curatorial positions, donors withholding funding and naturally mandatory anti-racism training for all. Reading some of the comments, it appears part of the offense is the idea of retaining a desire to keep the core patrons white – as though in a city/metro that in which whites are an outright majority, blacks (it’s really about them) would ever provide the number of visitors or financial support to keep a museum of this size open.

    Anyway, the current moment reminds me of the story of the golden goose. The woke mob doesn’t really understand what makes whites stack up well versus blacks and Latinos, and therefore won’t leave them alone. Instead they want to kill ‘whiteness’, thinking they can extract what they need from the carcass and deliver it to more favored groups.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Thanks: Rob
  32. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Are you related to Tiny Duck? Tell him Dave says hey.

  33. @TGGP

    In contrast, only a single Roman writer known to us warned that one should avoid living near swamps because they were full of little animals that get inside you and make you sick
     
    Who?

    Replies: @fitzhamilton, @El Dato, @Bardon Kaldian, @Indiana Jack

  34. Your links to the Taking article point to the WRONG article.

  35. There’s another analogy that works better. White people are the Honeybees of humanity and western civilization is a honeypot for non-whites. If white racism was like miasma, non-whites would be avoiding white countries like the plague, but just the opposite is happening.

  36. When they’re not blaming slavery and the Confederacy, journalists for years have instinctively been using the Miasma Effect to explain the rampant crime in black communities. Neighborhoods are somehow “gripped” or “beset” by violence, like a dense fog rolling in, or some other puzzling phenomenon unrelated to human behavior.

  37. anon[319] • Disclaimer says:

    The miasma theory competed against the germ theory, germs also being (largely) invisible at the time. Systemic racism competes with genetics, genes being largely invisible now, but becoming more commonly recognized.

    Of course genes marking race are all too obviously observed. Skin color markings were perfectly effective for millennia as a causal explanation. Before being discarded with extreme prejudice.

    Miasma theory was most popular shortly before its demise. Florence Nightingale was a leading proponent.

    “Did Florence Nightingale believe in miasma?

    Florence Nightingale’s greatest contribution came during the Crimean War. … Florence, like most others during this period, believed in the miasma theory, the idea that disease such as cholera and typhoid fever could be transmitted through foul air.”

    Overall, this is not encouraging.

  38. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Have we lost? Agreed your kumbaya thinking is currently leading the charge. Great you feel good, but your world view is just starting to face the test of time. So far not doing real well in major cities or small towns dominated by diversity. Texas went green while doing minimal maintenance of the old electric generation, and it is now a disaster. I know they anticipated getting warmer, not colder . And what is with your side’s obsession with limiting speech? Seems like a weak kneed tactic if you are so certain you are correct about everything. Also the lack of free speech guarantees your coveted “everyone disagrees with you” position, which is something you apparently need for your collective, albeit fragile, self esteem.

  39. Look Steve

    They want us DEAD or working on Lebraun James’s cotton fields……or as chattel slaves on Ophra Winfrey’s Plantation. Ophra most definitely would love to have Whitey as her slaves.

    But I think…I fully agree with Comrade Saker on this….the Zionist infested Biden Administration will start a nuclear with Russia this year. I only hope it is a limited exchange. So maybe Whitey can avoid chattel slavery. Since you are a Catholic School Boy -like me- start saying the Rosary at night:Pray for a limited nuclear exchange between Russia and the US. That’s the ticket!

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @War for Blair Mountain

    "Now Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed a bit. But we'll only lose 10, 20 million dead, tops!"

  40. If I recall, Ta-Nehisi Coates actually refers to white supremacy as a “miasma” in Between the World and Me, in the section where he blames whites for his friend being shot by a black cop.

  41. In Pride and Prejudice (published ~1812), Elizabeth’s uncle says, “I had oft thought of fixing in town, though I think the air of London would disagree with Lady Lucas”. Miasma is right up there with phlogistson.

  42. Use googletran- a father has to pay a fine because he listened to his daughter’s exchanges which revealed that she was “induced” to mix with migrants’ children to understand their culture..

    Blankenese: Prozess gegen Vater

    Sich selbst bezeichnet er im Gericht als „deutscher Dinosaurier“, erklärt: „Es gibt auf dem Schulhof körperübergriffige Tätigkeiten durch Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund. Die tanzen Mädchen an.“ Außerdem würden die Kinder „Bongotrommeln“ lernen, statt Geige, „zum Verständnis anderer Kulturen“, wie das frühere Bundeswehrmitglied mit unverhohlenem Widerwillen aussagt.

    https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/vater-im-streit-mit-schule–deutscher-dinosaurier–belauschte-gespraech-seiner-tochter-38066364

    Vater im Streit mit Schule „Deutscher Dinosaurier“ belauschte Gespräch seiner Tochter

  43. Or it could be white witchcraft.

    In many African cultures witches are believed to act unconsciously; unaware of the ill they cause, they are driven by irrepressible urges to act malevolently. It is thus easy for those accused of witchcraft, but who are not conscious of wishing anyone ill, to assume that they unknowingly did what is attributed to them.

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/witchcraft/Witchcraft-in-Africa-and-the-world

    Why that sounds much like what your HR department might tell you.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Pericles


    Why that sounds much like what your HR department might tell you.
     
    Whoa! That is very striking. Remarkable.
  44. @TGGP

    In contrast, only a single Roman writer known to us warned that one should avoid living near swamps because they were full of little animals that get inside you and make you sick
     
    Who?

    Replies: @fitzhamilton, @El Dato, @Bardon Kaldian, @Indiana Jack

    I think the writer referenced here is Marcus Terentius Varro, who in the 1st century BC warned against living near swamps because “there are bred there certain minute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, but which float in the air and enter the body through the mouth and nose and cause serious diseases.”

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

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
  45. Steve it’s the Vaccine!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9270125/Former-Detroit-TV-anchor-Karen-Hudson-Samuels-dies-taking-vaccine.html

    Remember how I said People with High Foreheads are at Risk because of Stroke

    The Doctor who died in Florida died of a Stroke and he had the Exact Same Forehead

    You have that forehead

    The Vaccine causes Blood Clotting problems in a small number of people, and that leads to the strokes

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Thoughts

    "The Doctor who died in Florida died of a Stroke and he had the Exact Same Forehead"

    The Florida doctor died of a rare vaccine reaction, mechanism IIRC yet unknown but effects very much known, which has also been observed in a small number of MMR vaccinees.

    It's actually an interesting and informative NYT piece, not something one sees every day.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/health/immune-thrombocytopenia-covid-vaccine-blood.html


    One day after receiving her first dose of Moderna’s Covid vaccine, Luz Legaspi, 72, woke up with bruises on her arms and legs, and blisters that bled inside her mouth.

    She was hospitalized in New York City that day, Jan. 19, with a severe case of immune thrombocytopenia — a lack of platelets, a blood component essential for clotting.

    The same condition led to the death in January of Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, an obstetrician in Miami Beach whose symptoms appeared three days after he received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Treatments failed to restore his platelets, and after two weeks in the hospital he died from a brain hemorrhage.

    Hematologists with expertise in treating immune thrombocytopenia said they suspected that the vaccine did play a role. But they said that cases after vaccination were likely to be exceedingly rare, possibly the result of an unknown predisposition in some people to react to the vaccine by developing an immune response that destroys their platelets. The disorder has occurred, rarely, in people who received other inoculations, particularly the measles-mumps-rubella one.
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Thoughts

  46. Personally, I’ve long subscribed to the “Invisible Racist Eye Lasers That Evil Whitey Shoots At Black People To Force Them to Commit Crimes and Otherwise Hold Them Back” theory.

    Lasers sound more scientific and 20th century. Follow The Science, Man!

    Here is an illustration from a leading peer-reviewed journal:

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ben Kurtz

    "a leading peer-reviewed journal"

    I get all my science from Jack Kirby.

    , @Jack D
    @Ben Kurtz

    This explains the recent murder by tackling of the elderly Thai man Vicha Ratanapakdee by Antoine Watson in Oakland (I would say alleged but it's all on video so there's not much doubt).

    Just before sprinting across the road and tackling the old man, Antoine was heard by witnesses to exclaim, “Why you lookin’ at me?”

    Obviously Antoine was concerned that this white (adjacent) man was going to turn his Eye Lasers on him and tackling him was merely self-defense. Thank Kwanzaa that Antoine was able to fend off this attack before Ratanapakdee blasted him and turned him to a life of crime. As Antoine's grandma said, Antoine did nothing wrong and like OJ should be allowed to walk out of the courthouse a free man except without all that trial stuff - they should just let him go.


    When asked outside the courtroom what she wanted to see happen, Watson’s grandmother said, “To see him walk out this door like I’m walkin' out right now.”
     

    Replies: @Ragno

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Ben Kurtz

    The 'evil eye' is a folk-belief that also has a lot in common with the 'structural racism' hysteria.

  47. From the NYT, November 1:

    Trump’s hope that an economic recovery, a Covid vaccine or a Biden scandal could shake up the race faded with the last light of October.

    Incredible.

    Both of these things, the scandal and the vaccine, did in fact occur, but they were deliberately covered up, in one instance by Phizer and in the other, by the liberal media (the NY Post story about the Hard Drive from Hell).

    This is how it is nowadays: Stuff they don’t want to happen get blacked out; and stuff they want happen, they just make up.

    This NYT article, combined with the recent Molly Ball piece in Time where they basically gloat over heavily tilting the playing field leading up to the election, leads me to conclude there’s a psychological component to this where the media is just too proud of what they pulled off to keep quiet about it, sort of like how the Walter White character in Breaking Bad eventually gave himself away because he couldn’t curtail his ego enough to keep quiet about his meth manufacturing scheme.

  48. Steve, your link is to a different article.

  49. Meanwhile, TDS is still going strong and bringing in the dollars:

    Former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino DEMOLISHED to cheers in Atlantic City (VIDEO)

    Spectators could pay $10 to watch the demolition, though others gave much more. Some paid hundreds of dollars for the chance to get a front-row seat at buildings with direct views of the implosion.

    “It’s an end of a not-so-great era,” said Jennifer Owen, who bid $575 to see the building come down from the VIP breakfast, according to the New York Times.

    It’s like tearing down a Speer palace maybe?

  50. “whatever ails blacks”

    It seems the entirety of the western world has mobilized to eliminate whatever ails blacks. This is our current civilizational moonshot. Western whites have become irredeemably stupid and deserve to be ruled by racist black ladies. Big picture whites like me have tossed the Marcus Aurelius crap in the crapper and have devoted our psychic energies to guiding the asteroid aka god’s rectifier lurking in the Oort Cloud into a collusion course with earth. It’s the only solution to black lady apocalypse.

  51. anon[186] • Disclaimer says:

    I have found that Ptolemy’s epicycles are also a good illustration of the failures of the systemic racism creed because they create growth opportunities for the SJW industry.

    Belief in systemic racism generates the first epicycle, but it fails to predict all-too-obvious human outcomes, so new nested epicycles like “white-adjacent” get added to the mix, and so on, ad nauseam.

    And whenever someone points out another fatal flaw in the systemic racism belief system, all that’s required is to add another layer of epicycles.

    Ptolemy used dozens of epicycles in his attempts to explain planetary motions, so SJWs will have plenty of opportunities for inventing whole new levels of adjacency and proximity to evil whiteness.

  52. @Ben Kurtz
    Personally, I've long subscribed to the "Invisible Racist Eye Lasers That Evil Whitey Shoots At Black People To Force Them to Commit Crimes and Otherwise Hold Them Back" theory.

    Lasers sound more scientific and 20th century. Follow The Science, Man!

    Here is an illustration from a leading peer-reviewed journal:
    https://www.photonics.com/images/Web/Articles/2010/5/10/Lasers_Figure1.jpg

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jack D, @al gore rhythms

    “a leading peer-reviewed journal”

    I get all my science from Jack Kirby.

  53. Anonymous[671] • Disclaimer says:

    Actually, that bizarre beak-like protuberance issuing from the medieval plague doctor’s standard dress was not a ridiculous cosmic joke from a bygone superstitious and folklore laden era – it actually holds up well with contemporary practices of personal safety. The beak – being stuffed chock full of herbs, effectively composed a a good, tight air filter, to ward off spores of pneumonic plague. The rest of the costume, the gloves, the boots, coat etc formed an effective hermetic seal against the same. Those good ol’ boys weren’t the pantomime grotesques they are now painted.
    In any event, what’s more comical, a beak or a face diaper?

  54. @Dieter Kief
    If you don't want to look at social reality - paint it anew. The constant racism alarm is the reverse model of Hans-Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @SunBakedSuburb, @Paperback Writer

    “Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale”

    H.C. Andersen, like everything Danish, is gay. Our “miasma” requires German Grimmness: two chubby and oh so tender white kids eaten by Oprah.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Oprah would have to learn how to howl in order to play a real wolf and that is no idea that I'd want to pop up in my dreams. She - be that the idea or Oprah or both - might succeed though. Ouuuuuugh!

  55. I always thought that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonie_van_Leeuwenhoek was the first to come up with a germ theory of disease. He hardly could not have, seeing as he discovered microbes and bacteria (and spermatozoa, his own), but there’s nothing about it on his Wiki.

  56. OT, Rush Limbaugh has died. RIP

  57. @Ben Kurtz
    Personally, I've long subscribed to the "Invisible Racist Eye Lasers That Evil Whitey Shoots At Black People To Force Them to Commit Crimes and Otherwise Hold Them Back" theory.

    Lasers sound more scientific and 20th century. Follow The Science, Man!

    Here is an illustration from a leading peer-reviewed journal:
    https://www.photonics.com/images/Web/Articles/2010/5/10/Lasers_Figure1.jpg

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jack D, @al gore rhythms

    This explains the recent murder by tackling of the elderly Thai man Vicha Ratanapakdee by Antoine Watson in Oakland (I would say alleged but it’s all on video so there’s not much doubt).

    Just before sprinting across the road and tackling the old man, Antoine was heard by witnesses to exclaim, “Why you lookin’ at me?”

    Obviously Antoine was concerned that this white (adjacent) man was going to turn his Eye Lasers on him and tackling him was merely self-defense. Thank Kwanzaa that Antoine was able to fend off this attack before Ratanapakdee blasted him and turned him to a life of crime. As Antoine’s grandma said, Antoine did nothing wrong and like OJ should be allowed to walk out of the courthouse a free man except without all that trial stuff – they should just let him go.

    When asked outside the courtroom what she wanted to see happen, Watson’s grandmother said, “To see him walk out this door like I’m walkin’ out right now.”

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Jack D

    The guilt of this predator (and fellow vibrant 'teen' Tyjone Flournoy - who technically is 23, so he's really teen-adjacent - he murdered an old man named Jack Palladino) is pretty much carved in stone thanks to his public defender's line of defense:


    Based on what we see as an open-handed push, we will certainly be challenging whether there was any intent to kill. There wasn’t.
    Let us not forget Mr. Watson is only a teenager, 19 years old. He’s had no criminal convictions. He has his mother, father, nine brothers and sisters, and community standing beside him.
     
    See? A 40-yard running start followed by a OPEN-HANDED piledrive tackle of an 84-year-old man who was half the child's height and weight proves there was no intent here!

    But the smoking gun that proves Antoine Watson's guilt occurs at the end of the SF Examiner's news story of the event:


    Comments are closed.
     
    Though I continue to insist true justice in such cases can never be effected until white liberals in California are legally barred from moving to, or even visiting, any other state in the union. You belong dead, kids, and by God you're going to live with the results of your politics until you are.

    Sigh. A guy can dream, can't he?

    Replies: @Alden, @Hypnotoad666

  58. I think essentialism explains it better.

    One way people can hold two contradictory opinions about race at the same time is through a sort of metaphysical distinction between biological race and “whiteness.”

    As is often said, we are 99% the same genetically. Therefore (so they say), we are substantially the same, and race is not a meaningful concept, because DNA is merely a substance.

    HOWEVER, “whiteness” is not substance, but rather an essential attribute. While the DNA may make an individual’s skin white, it is simply a different arrangement of the same substance, just as wood arranged in different ways can make different kinds of furniture. The substance itself is not enough, because there is an essential form underlying whiteness that makes white people what and who they are.

    This is how people can deny the existence of biological race even as they call for the annihilation of the white race.

  59. Rush Limbaugh has died.

  60. @Polistra
    Private schooling! That's how to protect our kids against the scourge.

    Principal (and FWP) Mark Federman of East Side (private) Community School in New York sent white parents this "tool for action," which tells them they must become "white traitors" and then advocate for full "white abolition."

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuSNS2yVIAICRWh?format=png&name=360x360

    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1361370106283003907
     

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland, @Alden

    Private schools suck less, but at least they can’t make me pay to keep them open (e.g. high property taxes).

    Think what you will about the educational outcomes achieved by the non-elite privates (mediocre, I’d say), but on a cost per-student basis, they do way better than the public schools.

    Of course, on the $/kid measure, home (private) schools blow away the large privates. DoEd regulations make it impossible to operate cheap big schools.

  61. What does this even mean?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It means you’d better find yourself a radioactive spider.

    , @Rob
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If a cell is infected by two somewhat different strains of a virus, then during genome replication the polymerase, an enzyme that makes a complementary RNA strand using a template strand, can ‘template hop’ from a strand of one strain to a strand of another, keep copying, and the newly synthesized strand combines features from two different strains. There are other mechanisms that cause RNA recombination, but I know even less about them.

    Recombination is the viral equivalent of eukaryotic sex, it mixes genes and bits of genes from what would otherwise be clonal lines, with mutations, of course. As separate lines, evolution is slower, because, say abcdef is the sequence that would do best. If one strain’s sequence ‘abcxyz’ and another strain ‘mnodef’, it would take either strain three mutations to reach the optimal sequence, but with recombination, one recombination event can create the abcdef sequence, and climb in frequency by selection. Recombination gets around a phenomenon called clonal interference, where two strains each have different genetic advantages, so neither strain sweeps the population. After recombination, the lucky strain that has both advantages can sweep the population.

    Conceptually, recombination is source of variation in the evolutionary magic of variation and selection that creates living things that seem somewhat designed. Single base substitution, like when cytosine transitions to a thymine, is another source of variation.

  62. @Ben Kurtz
    Personally, I've long subscribed to the "Invisible Racist Eye Lasers That Evil Whitey Shoots At Black People To Force Them to Commit Crimes and Otherwise Hold Them Back" theory.

    Lasers sound more scientific and 20th century. Follow The Science, Man!

    Here is an illustration from a leading peer-reviewed journal:
    https://www.photonics.com/images/Web/Articles/2010/5/10/Lasers_Figure1.jpg

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jack D, @al gore rhythms

    The ‘evil eye’ is a folk-belief that also has a lot in common with the ‘structural racism’ hysteria.

    • LOL: Alden
  63. anon[168] • Disclaimer says:

    Back in the 16th century or so the disease we call “flu” was believed to result from influences of the stars. Bad astrological configuration, man! The influentia of the zodiac, old boy! Can’t be avoided, must be endured.

    Or in Italian, Influenza, the influence.

    Combine the two and we have an influence of miasma; influenza de miasma.

    Maybe too many words, though.

  64. This reminds me of another superstition : the miasma theory of covid-19.

  65. Almost entirely OT: I just noticed that Taki’s Mag has been removed from the link list on the Drudge Report. When did that happen?

    More proof, as if any were needed, that’s he’s not merely a NeverTrumper. He’s been completely blue-pilled.

    I’ve never understood how people in the public eye can suddenly change their entire outlook on politics and society without at least offering an explanation.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    @I, Libertine


    I’ve never understood how people in the public eye can suddenly change their entire outlook on politics and society without at least offering an explanation.
     
    They know that there's almost zero chance that a large enough share of the audience notices the change.

    For any audience, the overwhelming majority are stupid. They are incapable of determining whether the current outlook is different from the prior outlook - in part because they are incapable of properly determining what the prior outlook was.

    The tiny fraction of the audience that notices the change, and the even tinier fraction that points out the inconsistency with the prior outlook... don't matter.

    Plus, the vocal noticers effectively 'out' themselves - so they can be dealt with if necessary.

    That's the whole point of "We have always been at war with Eastasia" in Orwell. Most people just accepted whatever they were told on the day; those who noticed the change mostly kept their mouths shut; those who didn't keep their mouths shut went to Room 101.
    , @Eric Novak
    @I, Libertine

    Drudge was on InfoWars with Alex Jones around the time the Trump administration was deciding what to do with FCC Net Neutrality policy. He was terrified that the abandonment of net neutrality would lead to the end of Drudge Report, and his attitude towards the Trump administration as reflected in what news Drudge reported on Trump changed at that time.

  66. @Peter Johnson
    I prefer Newtown's aether theory since it explicitly assumes that the aether is invisible. Systemic racism like the aether is posited as an unobserved presence, and is in truth factually non-existent. The miasma theory relied on smells for spreading diseases, which was factually wrong but at least relied on something that could be observed? I prefer the Newtonian aether theory as a parallel to systemic racism.

    Replies: @animalogic, @nokangaroos

    Nah – Michelson & Morley disproved the aether not conclusively but to
    everybody´s satisfaction.
    It is clear sytemic racism is the Higgs field …
    it pervades everything, defies verification, drains vibrancy even from empty space and pulls blacks down; plus it can be implied only from (disparate) outcome.

  67. Rush Limbaugh has died. Wonder who the least respectful leftist commentator will be. Bet it’ll be a chick because chicks nowadays are made by the TV and the facecrack to go through life asking to be slapped.

  68. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Keep dreaming, you commie chode. You know that, minus your fraud, Trump won the election.

  69. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Says No Recent Commenting History…

    Every single time.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  70. “The Hemlock Society” was the weasel title of the ‘voluntary euthanasia’ promotion group headed by the late, (ahem), ‘Dr. Death,’ or Krikorian to his friends.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anonymous

    Derek Humphrey founded the Hemlock Society.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    Krikorian
     
    Mark Krikorian is on our side of immigration issues, if hardly staunchly. You are thinking of Jack Kevorkian, who didn't found the Hemlock Society, but Derek Humphry, a Brit in Santa Monica.

    Don't know about Krikorian ("son of Gregory"), but Kevorkian ("son of George") cut an LP, A Very Still Life (very funny, Jack!):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8ozvTgx--E
  71. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    So sad…..it’s canned duck now!

  72. @Jack D
    @Ben Kurtz

    This explains the recent murder by tackling of the elderly Thai man Vicha Ratanapakdee by Antoine Watson in Oakland (I would say alleged but it's all on video so there's not much doubt).

    Just before sprinting across the road and tackling the old man, Antoine was heard by witnesses to exclaim, “Why you lookin’ at me?”

    Obviously Antoine was concerned that this white (adjacent) man was going to turn his Eye Lasers on him and tackling him was merely self-defense. Thank Kwanzaa that Antoine was able to fend off this attack before Ratanapakdee blasted him and turned him to a life of crime. As Antoine's grandma said, Antoine did nothing wrong and like OJ should be allowed to walk out of the courthouse a free man except without all that trial stuff - they should just let him go.


    When asked outside the courtroom what she wanted to see happen, Watson’s grandmother said, “To see him walk out this door like I’m walkin' out right now.”
     

    Replies: @Ragno

    The guilt of this predator (and fellow vibrant ‘teen’ Tyjone Flournoy – who technically is 23, so he’s really teen-adjacenthe murdered an old man named Jack Palladino) is pretty much carved in stone thanks to his public defender’s line of defense:

    Based on what we see as an open-handed push, we will certainly be challenging whether there was any intent to kill. There wasn’t.
    Let us not forget Mr. Watson is only a teenager, 19 years old. He’s had no criminal convictions. He has his mother, father, nine brothers and sisters, and community standing beside him.

    See? A 40-yard running start followed by a OPEN-HANDED piledrive tackle of an 84-year-old man who was half the child’s height and weight proves there was no intent here!

    But the smoking gun that proves Antoine Watson’s guilt occurs at the end of the SF Examiner’s news story of the event:

    Comments are closed.

    Though I continue to insist true justice in such cases can never be effected until white liberals in California are legally barred from moving to, or even visiting, any other state in the union. You belong dead, kids, and by God you’re going to live with the results of your politics until you are.

    Sigh. A guy can dream, can’t he?

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Ragno

    Watson will probably get acquitted by the San Francisco jury. The Asians will follow The Asian Way and be afraid to vote till a couple White liberals vote. Then the Asians will follow along in The Asian Way of never being the first, never making a decision and always conforming.

    Remember, Palladino is not only White, but heteronormative as well. Even when it’s their 90 year old grandma, San Francisco Whites always sympathize with the black savages. Or when it’s themselves. “ He probably needed my money more than I do. “

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Ragno


    we will certainly be challenging whether there was any intent to kill
     
    Murder is not a specific intent crime. If you just want to give someone a good beating but they end up dead, you are still a murderer.
  73. @Polistra
    Private schooling! That's how to protect our kids against the scourge.

    Principal (and FWP) Mark Federman of East Side (private) Community School in New York sent white parents this "tool for action," which tells them they must become "white traitors" and then advocate for full "white abolition."

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuSNS2yVIAICRWh?format=png&name=360x360

    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1361370106283003907
     

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland, @Alden

    which tells them they must become “white traitors” and then advocate for full “white abolition.”

    Maybe Mark Federman could pen a memo instructing parents that they must become “Jewish traitors” and then advocate for full “Jewish abolition”?

    See how that goes over.

    ~~

    Separate nations. Some people are just incapable of basic loyalty and there is no point in being in the same nation with them.

  74. One challenge for attributing the culture/society with systematic racism is that it continues the habit or practice of treating blacks as lacking agency, and fostering a parent-child dependency relationship.

    Surely, that’s not healthy, productive, or respectful of human dignity.

  75. As midwits exult now, “Correlation is not causation!”

    LOL.

  76. My take is minoritarianism is now pretty imbedded–a stage 4 cancer–in the American body, and is going to be really tough to extirpate.

    It involves not just a biological/sociological lie, but a moral lie–minorities are virtuous, majorities oppressive; minorities are entitled to protection, succor the majority is not–as well.

    However, said before, i think there is progress to be made by simply mocking the biological lie underlying the sociological “white racism”-at-fault miasma lie:

    Mock and abuse the notion that races, ethnic groups should have (or even can have) the same mental characteristics as “violates the theory of evolution”, “creationism for lefty bozos”, “anti-science”.

    Then we can inject a little empiricism into the minoritarian sociological lie. Ok, so blacks would do better without whites around. Like in … Detroit? Haiti? Africa?

    Then we work on to the moral lie of minority entitlement and majority enslavement. Pitch the superior morality of liberty. People free to live in the culture they want with the people they want.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    Steve's point is that have "science" (real science, not pseudoscience) on your side doesn't necessarily help you. Pointing out the real science, if it is contrary to the popular dogma, not only doesn't help you, it often exposes you to opprobrium and even destruction. I really suggest that people NOT take your advice in non-anonymous settings because advocating or pointing out anything but the current dogma could be very damaging to you career and your life even if every last word that you say is the gospel truth. Better to just keep your mouth shut in public until the current insanity blows over (which may not be in our lifetime). Utter platitudes and ambiguous pablum for which you can't be blamed later. "What's happening to Black people in America today is a real shame." Assume that everyone that you speak to is a little Sophie Shepherd who can't wait to rat you out and destroy your career.

    The famous case of Ignaz Semmelweis is instructive. Semmelweis proposed the practice of doctors washing their hands with an antiseptic solution before doing a delivery in 1847. Despite various publications of results where hand washing greatly reduced maternal mortality, Semmelweis's observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were resoundingly rejected and ridiculed by the medical community. Doctors were offended at the suggestion that they should wash their hands and mocked him for it - Semmelweis is nuts! In 1865, the increasingly outspoken Semmelweis suffered a nervous breakdown and was committed to an asylum by his colleagues. He died 14 days later after being beaten by the guards, from a gangrenous wound on his right hand which might have been caused by the beating.

    Replies: @Alden

  77. @AnotherDad
    My take is minoritarianism is now pretty imbedded--a stage 4 cancer--in the American body, and is going to be really tough to extirpate.

    It involves not just a biological/sociological lie, but a moral lie--minorities are virtuous, majorities oppressive; minorities are entitled to protection, succor the majority is not--as well.

    However, said before, i think there is progress to be made by simply mocking the biological lie underlying the sociological "white racism"-at-fault miasma lie:

    Mock and abuse the notion that races, ethnic groups should have (or even can have) the same mental characteristics as "violates the theory of evolution", "creationism for lefty bozos", "anti-science".

    Then we can inject a little empiricism into the minoritarian sociological lie. Ok, so blacks would do better without whites around. Like in ... Detroit? Haiti? Africa?

    Then we work on to the moral lie of minority entitlement and majority enslavement. Pitch the superior morality of liberty. People free to live in the culture they want with the people they want.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Steve’s point is that have “science” (real science, not pseudoscience) on your side doesn’t necessarily help you. Pointing out the real science, if it is contrary to the popular dogma, not only doesn’t help you, it often exposes you to opprobrium and even destruction. I really suggest that people NOT take your advice in non-anonymous settings because advocating or pointing out anything but the current dogma could be very damaging to you career and your life even if every last word that you say is the gospel truth. Better to just keep your mouth shut in public until the current insanity blows over (which may not be in our lifetime). Utter platitudes and ambiguous pablum for which you can’t be blamed later. “What’s happening to Black people in America today is a real shame.” Assume that everyone that you speak to is a little Sophie Shepherd who can’t wait to rat you out and destroy your career.

    The famous case of Ignaz Semmelweis is instructive. Semmelweis proposed the practice of doctors washing their hands with an antiseptic solution before doing a delivery in 1847. Despite various publications of results where hand washing greatly reduced maternal mortality, Semmelweis’s observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were resoundingly rejected and ridiculed by the medical community. Doctors were offended at the suggestion that they should wash their hands and mocked him for it – Semmelweis is nuts! In 1865, the increasingly outspoken Semmelweis suffered a nervous breakdown and was committed to an asylum by his colleagues. He died 14 days later after being beaten by the guards, from a gangrenous wound on his right hand which might have been caused by the beating.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jack D

    Thanks for the excellent post.

    I’d like to add it wasn’t till Louis Pasteur discovered germs that Ignaze Simmelweiss was truly vindicated and cleanliness in childbirth and medicine in general became the norm.

    3 White European men, Pasteur, Simmelweiss and Lister did more to save women’s lives than all the feminazis in the world ever did.

    Then there’s the old Greek Dr Galen. Disease is caused by unbalance in the 4 humors. Cure for disease is to bring the 4 humors back into balance by administering emetics laxatives and diuretics till the patient recovers or dies of dehydration. That was the conventional scientific medical wisdom for about 2,000 or more years. A true contradiction of first do no harm. I think Dr Galen did come up with fine charcoal to absorb poison.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes

  78. OT-these guys are my heroes.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-politics-idUSKBN2AH08E

    Japan’s ruling party invites more women to meetings, as long as they don’t talk

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, long seen as a homogeneous redoubt of elderly men, now wants more women at its key meetings – provided they don’t do the talking.

    The party, in power for most of the time since 1955, has proposed allowing five female lawmakers to join its board meetings as observers in a response to criticism that its board is dominated by men.

    ………………..
    Those female observers would not be able to speak during the meetings, but could submit opinions separately to the secretariat office, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
    …………………..
    Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe championed a policy of “Womenomics” to increase women’s participation in the economy, but activists and many ordinary women say more drastic change is still needed in the workplace, and in politics.

    The problem was highlighted as Mori, the Olympics chief, resigned last week after comments that women spoke too much at meetings and caused them to go one for too long.
    …………………………….
    Also making the rounds on social media were comments by Kengo Sakurada, head of a powerful Japanese business lobby, who said Japan’s glass ceiling was “partly women’s fault”.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Bardon Kaldian

    It’s The Asian Way to not talk much but try to pick up non verbal signals which often are the wrong signal. Or, the cause of so much corruption , waste of time and secretive dealings associated with The Asian Way.

    By waste of time I mean the western way of a few meetings where everything gets accomplished by talking a lot. It’s opposed to The Asian Way of endless short meetings where everybody is afraid to say yes or no or discuss. It’s all maybe and we’ll have to keep considering till the problem goes away. That results in months and years of short meetings where nothing gets done because of The Asian Way of being reluctant to make decisions for fear of offending someone.

    If you ever dealt with Asians you would be familiar with The Asian Way. But you’re obviously not. Just a typical misogynist women hating MAN OF UNZ.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  79. The blogger seems too quick to attribute a state’s murder rate to the relative population of a certain racial group.

    It seems to discount the effect of high population density in urban areas.

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    The blogger has discussed the phenomena of population replacement and redistribution, but I don’t remember him specifically predicting that a reduction in homicide rates would therefore occur.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Abolish_public_education

    Look at the homicide rates in rural black southern counties and sparsely populated Indian reservations. And try and forget the liberal crapology courses you had to take in college.

    , @El Dato
    @Abolish_public_education


    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.
     
    I don't see this.

    Sure, you will not have the occasion to let loose and fire 50 bullets into a mass of people.

    But there will still be random killings at road stops, "robberies gone wrong", unfortunate events at bars, rape & breakfast or eventful drug exchanges.

    Violent people rarely keep to themselves. Otherwise they wouldn't be "violent", right?

    Replies: @nokangaroos

    , @AnotherDad
    @Abolish_public_education


    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.
     
    No.

    The most murderous places in the US are indeed big cities with high black populations. (Maybe some Indian reservations are in the running.)

    Mississippi has one of the lowest levels of urbanization of any US state--below 50%. But it is the blackest state and it's at the top of the murder charts.

    Alaska has far and away the lowest population density, but it's native population is a bit rough and tumble, so it's up there in homicide.

    The characteristics of the people absolutely swamp immediate geographic factors.
    , @anon
    @Abolish_public_education

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    No.

    You have a flawed premise. It's probably unconscious projection.
    You don't actually know what violent people are really like.

  80. @Anonymous
    "The Hemlock Society" was the weasel title of the 'voluntary euthanasia' promotion group headed by the late, (ahem), 'Dr. Death,' or Krikorian to his friends.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Reg Cæsar

    Derek Humphrey founded the Hemlock Society.

  81. @JohnnyWalker123
    What does this even mean?

    https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1361956586546208770

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Rob

    It means you’d better find yourself a radioactive spider.

  82. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus, Mr Hwyaden Fach Jenkins! (1 Mawrth)

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  83. @Polistra
    Private schooling! That's how to protect our kids against the scourge.

    Principal (and FWP) Mark Federman of East Side (private) Community School in New York sent white parents this "tool for action," which tells them they must become "white traitors" and then advocate for full "white abolition."

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuSNS2yVIAICRWh?format=png&name=360x360

    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1361370106283003907
     

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland, @Alden

    They are coming for homeschooling too. Two reasons: one, they don’t want competition with the public teachers / schools and they need to get control of the curricula.

    We are homeschooling and looked for the most ‘traditional’ one we could find. The runner up was Acellus Academy but it seems that some people don’t like them. The California Department of Ed sent out a message to ‘educators’ that some of their lessons are “highly inappropriate”. They mentioned “Racist depictions” of blacks, “Islamophobic stereotypes” and one lesson uses words and images associated with a firearm! OMG. They did not cite the specific example or give links. This is being pushed by Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. After looking him up he looks like he sounds and has an exceedingly mediocre resume.

    It is clear that “racism”, Anti-Semitism, blah blah, etc. are the sticks that are being used to keep everyone in line. Revolver.news https://www.revolver.news/2021/01/new-york-times-coinbase/ ran a wonderful article a month ago about how the NYT was attacking Coinbase (and cryptocurrency) due to complaints of black women who worked there. The Neon Revolt did a similar piece about how the ADL was trying to take down Gab and Parler. Ostensibly the complaint is about racism when really what they are trying to do is take down their competitors. Private, charter, and homeschools will be no different.

    As for the message they are promoting, whites are clearly giving up the pretense. Woke education will be so bad that it will be the next “fad” to have come and gone in the blink of an eye.

  84. @Dieter Kief
    If you don't want to look at social reality - paint it anew. The constant racism alarm is the reverse model of Hans-Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @SunBakedSuburb, @Paperback Writer

    The Rev. Devon Thomas, 34, of Waterville said the racism he’s experienced in Vermont is different from what he experienced while living in New York.

    Thomas, who’s black, was born in Connecticut, and his family moved to Vermont when he was 13.

    He says it took him a while to be able to identify racism in Vermont after spending time studying in New York City as a young adult.

    In other words, if you don’t see racism, make it up anyway.

    https://www.vtcng.com/stowe_reporter/news/local_news/what-s-it-like-to-be-black-in-vermont/article_38ab42da-b45f-11e9-90c2-6352c4070e71.html

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Paperback Writer


    In other words, if you don’t see racism, make it up anyway.

     

    Make it up, because there must be a something (= a miasma) in the air.

    (This kind of thinking is neighboring paranoia (in cases where it is not plainly that: Paranoid).

    Now, this is interesting: Since this paranoid basic feeling is, as your example shows, everywhere in the air at least to some degree - it is indeed a miasma - an indistinguishable something out there causing pain and troubled minds.

    So: This last of Steve Sailer's sentences could turn out to be of the dark and prophetic kind:


    So, there is little reason to imagine that they will ever admit they are empirically wrong.
     
    No need to acknowledge being empirically wrong because the social reality allows those who feel suppressed to claim to be suppressed by the existence of the misamatic divide alone. - So: This circle could only be broken as soon as the realm of feelings of bonding via a miasmatic misery would be left in favor of some simple truths. As soon as that would happen though, all pessimists would be proven wrong.
    Am I optimistic about this possible turn of the racial screw? - Not really, I have to say. So - we all keep on keepin' on Waiting for Godot as the hostages of the ghost of Samuel Beckett in a real-world black-humored comedy. - The great miasmatic divide healed by two bums in trash bins? - Would be an almost Zen-like miracle, wouldn't it?
  85. OT Rush Limbaugh just died.

  86. @Abolish_public_education
    The blogger seems too quick to attribute a state’s murder rate to the relative population of a certain racial group.

    It seems to discount the effect of high population density in urban areas.

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    The blogger has discussed the phenomena of population replacement and redistribution, but I don’t remember him specifically predicting that a reduction in homicide rates would therefore occur.

    Replies: @Alden, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @anon

    Look at the homicide rates in rural black southern counties and sparsely populated Indian reservations. And try and forget the liberal crapology courses you had to take in college.

  87. @Anonymous
    "The Hemlock Society" was the weasel title of the 'voluntary euthanasia' promotion group headed by the late, (ahem), 'Dr. Death,' or Krikorian to his friends.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Reg Cæsar

    Krikorian

    Mark Krikorian is on our side of immigration issues, if hardly staunchly. You are thinking of Jack Kevorkian, who didn’t found the Hemlock Society, but Derek Humphry, a Brit in Santa Monica.

    Don’t know about Krikorian (“son of Gregory”), but Kevorkian (“son of George”) cut an LP, A Very Still Life (very funny, Jack!):

  88. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    Steve's point is that have "science" (real science, not pseudoscience) on your side doesn't necessarily help you. Pointing out the real science, if it is contrary to the popular dogma, not only doesn't help you, it often exposes you to opprobrium and even destruction. I really suggest that people NOT take your advice in non-anonymous settings because advocating or pointing out anything but the current dogma could be very damaging to you career and your life even if every last word that you say is the gospel truth. Better to just keep your mouth shut in public until the current insanity blows over (which may not be in our lifetime). Utter platitudes and ambiguous pablum for which you can't be blamed later. "What's happening to Black people in America today is a real shame." Assume that everyone that you speak to is a little Sophie Shepherd who can't wait to rat you out and destroy your career.

    The famous case of Ignaz Semmelweis is instructive. Semmelweis proposed the practice of doctors washing their hands with an antiseptic solution before doing a delivery in 1847. Despite various publications of results where hand washing greatly reduced maternal mortality, Semmelweis's observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were resoundingly rejected and ridiculed by the medical community. Doctors were offended at the suggestion that they should wash their hands and mocked him for it - Semmelweis is nuts! In 1865, the increasingly outspoken Semmelweis suffered a nervous breakdown and was committed to an asylum by his colleagues. He died 14 days later after being beaten by the guards, from a gangrenous wound on his right hand which might have been caused by the beating.

    Replies: @Alden

    Thanks for the excellent post.

    I’d like to add it wasn’t till Louis Pasteur discovered germs that Ignaze Simmelweiss was truly vindicated and cleanliness in childbirth and medicine in general became the norm.

    3 White European men, Pasteur, Simmelweiss and Lister did more to save women’s lives than all the feminazis in the world ever did.

    Then there’s the old Greek Dr Galen. Disease is caused by unbalance in the 4 humors. Cure for disease is to bring the 4 humors back into balance by administering emetics laxatives and diuretics till the patient recovers or dies of dehydration. That was the conventional scientific medical wisdom for about 2,000 or more years. A true contradiction of first do no harm. I think Dr Galen did come up with fine charcoal to absorb poison.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    @Alden

    And yet Fracastoro was sneaking up on Germ Theory in the 1540s - we use the word 'fomites' (L, 'tinder') due to him. He observed that it appeared that ordinary objects could carry 'spores' that transmitted infectious disease. Avicenna made similar observations 500 years earlier.

    Semmelweiss is one of my favourite examples regarding the hidebound nature of authority figures: their authority is far too invested in the current state of knowledge.

    My other favourites are Wegener (tectonic plates) and Thompson (Moses mythicism). Both pilloried by their respective estamblishments: both proved correct in the end.

    Gold (abiotic oil hypothesis, ergo Peak Oil is a lie) and Duesberg (AIDS is not caused by the HIV virus) are likely to join those figures when the kerfuffle dies down.

    So will Jesus Mythicists (e.g., Richard Carrier) - although New Testament mythicism doesn't attract anywhere near as much calumny nowadays as Thompson did in the 1970s when he advocated Old Testament mythicism.

    Truth advances one funeral at a time.

    Replies: @El Dato

  89. @Thoughts
    Steve it's the Vaccine!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9270125/Former-Detroit-TV-anchor-Karen-Hudson-Samuels-dies-taking-vaccine.html

    Remember how I said People with High Foreheads are at Risk because of Stroke

    The Doctor who died in Florida died of a Stroke and he had the Exact Same Forehead

    You have that forehead

    The Vaccine causes Blood Clotting problems in a small number of people, and that leads to the strokes

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “The Doctor who died in Florida died of a Stroke and he had the Exact Same Forehead”

    The Florida doctor died of a rare vaccine reaction, mechanism IIRC yet unknown but effects very much known, which has also been observed in a small number of MMR vaccinees.

    It’s actually an interesting and informative NYT piece, not something one sees every day.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/health/immune-thrombocytopenia-covid-vaccine-blood.html

    One day after receiving her first dose of Moderna’s Covid vaccine, Luz Legaspi, 72, woke up with bruises on her arms and legs, and blisters that bled inside her mouth.

    She was hospitalized in New York City that day, Jan. 19, with a severe case of immune thrombocytopenia — a lack of platelets, a blood component essential for clotting.

    The same condition led to the death in January of Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, an obstetrician in Miami Beach whose symptoms appeared three days after he received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Treatments failed to restore his platelets, and after two weeks in the hospital he died from a brain hemorrhage.

    Hematologists with expertise in treating immune thrombocytopenia said they suspected that the vaccine did play a role. But they said that cases after vaccination were likely to be exceedingly rare, possibly the result of an unknown predisposition in some people to react to the vaccine by developing an immune response that destroys their platelets. The disorder has occurred, rarely, in people who received other inoculations, particularly the measles-mumps-rubella one.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Everyone knew going in that every vaccine has rare and sometimes deadly side effects that don't necessarily show up in trials - if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and there are 50,000 people in your trial, you're probably not going to have even 1 case. No one ever said that the vaccine is 100% safe - there's nothing in life that's 100%. Some uniquely sensitive people die from taking aspirin or eating a peanut butter sandwich.

    Then again, if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and the risk of dying from covid is 1 in 100, then I'd say it's worth taking the risk no matter how high your forehead is.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Thoughts
    @YetAnotherAnon

    How many people will die of strokes weeks after the vaccine and never realize the stroke was caused by the vaccine?

    What could be a direct link to the vaccine will be obscured because 'stroke is common in that age group'

    If you have a high forehead (which means more blood vessels to pop in your brain) then maybe the vaccine is not for you

    I love all the handwaving you guys do...Some people of course would die from the vaccine...we knew that

    So we have bell's palsy, this blood disorder which leads to stroke, miscarriages (oh yes), killing over 75s in Norway

    But those deaths are fine...aok.

    I'm thinking by the end of this ...more years lost will be due to the vaccine then to Covid

    That Florida doctor was worth maybe 10-50 elderly Covid patients (not pushed over the cliff by Cuomo) in years lost

    That One Doctor was worth MORE than a dozen Covid elderly deaths and you all know it

    Prince Phillip is in the hospital suspiciously around the time of his second dose...just sayin'!

  90. @Redneck farmer
    Aether theory is still around; it's just called dark matter and dark energy.

    Replies: @El Dato

    That’s not the same at all.

    Dark matter and Dark energy are things IN the vacuum,

    The vaccum of today is the aether, and we know it to be as filled with structure as, say, a superconductor. It’s totally a solid material of some kind. It’s just that you can wave your arm around in it as if it didn’t exist.

    That’s why Quantum Chromodynamics works: by using similar math and metaphors as used in condensed matter physics.

  91. @Anonymous
    In the biological or even 'social' sciences, the gold standard test of a hypothesis is to run a 'control' group, that is a comparable cohort which is not exposed to the condition to which the experimenter wishes to test.
    Obviously, the way to test this 'white miasma' hypothesis is to compare the outcomes of blacks living in nations - they do happen to exist - in which whites are not present in any way shape or form.

    Replies: @Guest007, @al gore rhythms

    They could just say the global financial system is white–and it’s not like there isn’t a certain justification for that. I don’t think Bretton Woods was a product of the African mind.

  92. White miasma increasing in Oakland:

    Shopkeeper who stopped robbery in California by shooting into the air ARRESTED for discharging his gun

    An Oakland liquor store owner in violence-besieged Chinatown shot into the air to stop the robbery of a woman in front of his shop, only to be arrested as police signaled that armed resistance to a crime wave won’t be tolerated.

    That’s an amazingly uncough formulation

    “We don’t want our business owners or others to begin to arm themselves,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong told reporters on Tuesday. He said there could be unintended consequences when citizens shoot at alleged criminals, such as striking innocent bystanders or creating confusion when officers arrive on scene and try to identify an assailant. “We want them to observe and report,” he added, and “be good witnesses.”

    And we all know that the best witnesses are dead witnesses. They don’t create additional work.

    A witness to Monday’s incident involving the liquor store owner told the local NBC TV affiliate that residents of the area see little choice other than defending themselves. “Here in this neighborhood, you get attacked on a 24/7 basis,” the man said. “This is ridiculous. We cannot live under such circumstances every day.”

    • Replies: @Alden
    @El Dato

    Asians register to vote as democrats and bloc vote democrat along with Jews blacks Hispanics LBGTWC and feminazis.

    It was the second to worst Governor in California, Jerry Brown who conned Chinese nationals to immigrate to black hell on earth Oakland.

    On hiatus from his 2 8 year terms as governor, he was Mayor of Oakland. He even lived there, or at least his mail was delivered to an Oakland address. His plan was to gentrify and reform Oakland. Realizing that the blacks were hopeless, he conned, lied to, fraudulently enticed naive ignorant of blacks Chinese living in China that they would thrive in Oakland.

    Brown showered them with every SBA CRIT enterprise zone tax exemptions and never need repay loans , urban renewal benefit possible. Basically gave gave them turn key stores little restaurants and even real estate.

    The Oakland Chinese should file a class action suit for fraud against Brown and every government agency that enticed then to leave China for Oakland

    It was a far better place to live than San Francisco till WW2 brought the blacks to work in the harbor and factories.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @David In TN

  93. @Abolish_public_education
    The blogger seems too quick to attribute a state’s murder rate to the relative population of a certain racial group.

    It seems to discount the effect of high population density in urban areas.

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    The blogger has discussed the phenomena of population replacement and redistribution, but I don’t remember him specifically predicting that a reduction in homicide rates would therefore occur.

    Replies: @Alden, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @anon

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    I don’t see this.

    Sure, you will not have the occasion to let loose and fire 50 bullets into a mass of people.

    But there will still be random killings at road stops, “robberies gone wrong”, unfortunate events at bars, rape & breakfast or eventful drug exchanges.

    Violent people rarely keep to themselves. Otherwise they wouldn’t be “violent”, right?

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    @El Dato

    An argument could be made from Calhoun´s rats that the Sons of O´Bummer just should not live in cities (= no Wakanda in their evolutionary history);
    of course de country living would remind them of de slabbery (tm) so the home invasions and gang rape-torture-murders of White families would increase (and correspondingly society´s ability to do something about it would decrease, see South Africa) -
    but the (territorial) killings of beautiful brilliant angelic little aspiring rocket surgeons
    would subside ... and isn´t that what it´s all about?

    (The beauty of this state of affairs might be somewhat marred by the SOBs being killed on sight and no one giving a shit. Item, one of the consequences of this hypothesis is that territorial violence could increase once normal behaviour kicks in again. )

  94. @Guest007
    @Anonymous

    But virtually all of those countries were colonies of white nations at one time. Thus, the white miasma comes from the legacy of colonization.

    Steve always fails to mention that the end point of anything done by a black activist is reparation. From the 1619 project to the discussions of redlining or the constant harping on white privilege, the final remedy always comes out as reparations for blacks. If Hakeem Jefferies is the next Speaker of the House, reparations will be at the top of the Democrats agenda and anyone opposing reparations will be labeled a racist, a wrecker, and a thought criminal.

    Replies: @martin_2

    “But virtually all of those countries were colonies of white nations at one time. Thus, the white miasma comes from the legacy of colonization.”

    However, there are still a few countries that were never colonised, and they are currently no better off or indeed worse off than those that were. Thus the two wealthiest black African countries are Gabon and Botswana, which were formerly French and British colonies, respectively.

  95. @Bardon Kaldian
    OT-these guys are my heroes.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-politics-idUSKBN2AH08E

    Japan's ruling party invites more women to meetings, as long as they don't talk

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, long seen as a homogeneous redoubt of elderly men, now wants more women at its key meetings - provided they don’t do the talking.

    The party, in power for most of the time since 1955, has proposed allowing five female lawmakers to join its board meetings as observers in a response to criticism that its board is dominated by men.

    ....................
    Those female observers would not be able to speak during the meetings, but could submit opinions separately to the secretariat office, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
    .......................
    Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe championed a policy of “Womenomics” to increase women’s participation in the economy, but activists and many ordinary women say more drastic change is still needed in the workplace, and in politics.

    The problem was highlighted as Mori, the Olympics chief, resigned last week after comments that women spoke too much at meetings and caused them to go one for too long.
    ..................................
    Also making the rounds on social media were comments by Kengo Sakurada, head of a powerful Japanese business lobby, who said Japan’s glass ceiling was “partly women’s fault”.

    https://media.tenor.com/images/47e8e0c9cfb109e43a327d30f31c3408/tenor.gif

    Replies: @Alden

    It’s The Asian Way to not talk much but try to pick up non verbal signals which often are the wrong signal. Or, the cause of so much corruption , waste of time and secretive dealings associated with The Asian Way.

    By waste of time I mean the western way of a few meetings where everything gets accomplished by talking a lot. It’s opposed to The Asian Way of endless short meetings where everybody is afraid to say yes or no or discuss. It’s all maybe and we’ll have to keep considering till the problem goes away. That results in months and years of short meetings where nothing gets done because of The Asian Way of being reluctant to make decisions for fear of offending someone.

    If you ever dealt with Asians you would be familiar with The Asian Way. But you’re obviously not. Just a typical misogynist women hating MAN OF UNZ.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Alden


    comments that women spoke too much at meetings and caused them to go on for too long.
     
    https://i.imgur.com/eCZ5sRC.jpg
  96. @anonymous

    In 2021, the conventional wisdom is that while you almost never see white racism, it’s always out there somewhere, everywhere, ruining the lives of blacks, lowering their test scores and raising their murder rates.
     
    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don't declare it openly. From a 2010 study:

    We examine the effect of race on market outcomes by selling iPods through local online classified advertisements throughout the United States in a year-long field experiment. Each ad features a photograph of the product being held by a dark- or light-skinned (“black” or “white”) hand. To provide context, we also consider a group of sellers against whom buyers might statistically discriminate for similar reasons: white sellers with wrist tattoos. Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.
     

    Replies: @Travis, @AnotherDad, @Alice in Wonderland, @Elli, @Hypnotoad666

    The risks of buying used products from Blacks is higher. The ipod is more likely to be stolen, or broken. It is also more risky to venture to a black neighborhood to buy from a stranger.

  97. @Pericles
    Or it could be white witchcraft.


    In many African cultures witches are believed to act unconsciously; unaware of the ill they cause, they are driven by irrepressible urges to act malevolently. It is thus easy for those accused of witchcraft, but who are not conscious of wishing anyone ill, to assume that they unknowingly did what is attributed to them.

     

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/witchcraft/Witchcraft-in-Africa-and-the-world

    Why that sounds much like what your HR department might tell you.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Why that sounds much like what your HR department might tell you.

    Whoa! That is very striking. Remarkable.

  98. @Ragno
    @Jack D

    The guilt of this predator (and fellow vibrant 'teen' Tyjone Flournoy - who technically is 23, so he's really teen-adjacent - he murdered an old man named Jack Palladino) is pretty much carved in stone thanks to his public defender's line of defense:


    Based on what we see as an open-handed push, we will certainly be challenging whether there was any intent to kill. There wasn’t.
    Let us not forget Mr. Watson is only a teenager, 19 years old. He’s had no criminal convictions. He has his mother, father, nine brothers and sisters, and community standing beside him.
     
    See? A 40-yard running start followed by a OPEN-HANDED piledrive tackle of an 84-year-old man who was half the child's height and weight proves there was no intent here!

    But the smoking gun that proves Antoine Watson's guilt occurs at the end of the SF Examiner's news story of the event:


    Comments are closed.
     
    Though I continue to insist true justice in such cases can never be effected until white liberals in California are legally barred from moving to, or even visiting, any other state in the union. You belong dead, kids, and by God you're going to live with the results of your politics until you are.

    Sigh. A guy can dream, can't he?

    Replies: @Alden, @Hypnotoad666

    Watson will probably get acquitted by the San Francisco jury. The Asians will follow The Asian Way and be afraid to vote till a couple White liberals vote. Then the Asians will follow along in The Asian Way of never being the first, never making a decision and always conforming.

    Remember, Palladino is not only White, but heteronormative as well. Even when it’s their 90 year old grandma, San Francisco Whites always sympathize with the black savages. Or when it’s themselves. “ He probably needed my money more than I do. “

  99. @anonymous

    In 2021, the conventional wisdom is that while you almost never see white racism, it’s always out there somewhere, everywhere, ruining the lives of blacks, lowering their test scores and raising their murder rates.
     
    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don't declare it openly. From a 2010 study:

    We examine the effect of race on market outcomes by selling iPods through local online classified advertisements throughout the United States in a year-long field experiment. Each ad features a photograph of the product being held by a dark- or light-skinned (“black” or “white”) hand. To provide context, we also consider a group of sellers against whom buyers might statistically discriminate for similar reasons: white sellers with wrist tattoos. Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.
     

    Replies: @Travis, @AnotherDad, @Alice in Wonderland, @Elli, @Hypnotoad666

    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don’t declare it openly. From a 2010 study:

    That there is “racial discrimination everywhere” is not the same thing as black people’s problems coming from white racism.

    Blacks are much more likely to commit all sorts of crime, resort to violence, be difficult, lie, commit fraud–the whole range of anti-social behavior. So it is completely logical that some people (especially vulnerable women) steer clear of them. (If i know that some situation is going to be heavily black … yep, i’d just as soon steer clear.)

    Yes there can be a penalty for being a member of a group that engages in undesirable behavior. A penalty that even decent people in the group may occasionally bear. Same with Muslims complaining about “Islamophobia” or Jews complaining about (basically non-existent) “Anti-Semitism.

    Don’t like it: Fix your group’s bad behavior.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
  100. White nationalism is guilty because blacks are killing Asians, Latinx among themselves etc.

    Coalition of fake fringe idiots. I wonder how long it would take before it all collapses.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/asian-american-black-latinx-activists-180016672.html

    Asian American, Black, Latinx Activists to Hold Emergency Rally Against Racism on Saturday

    Activists from the Black, Latinx and Asian American community will hold an emergency rally in New York City on Saturday in response to the string of violent racist attacks against Asians. The details: Asian American activists and their allies will organize a rally on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in Washington Square Park to decry “the recent wave of racist attacks on Asian Americans.”

    “The current justice system is pitting Black and Asian communities against one another, just like how news sources did during the L.A. Riots,” Rohan Zhou-Lee, one of the organizers of the rally who is of Black and Asian descent, said. “We can fight Anti-Asian and Anti-Black hate at the same time.”

    “All this extrajudicial violence has killed people of color indiscriminately,” Zhou-Lee, who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community, added. “We have to imagine a new world of justice rooted in compassion, not a system built on the slavery of Africans, the genocide of the Indigenous, the exploited labor of Asians, and the lynching of all the above.”

    The gathering on Saturday is free and open to the public, but wearing a mask and practicing social distancing is required.

    Invites of the rally feature artwork made by Los Angeles-based artist Jonathan Chang.

    Call for justice: Organizers of the event are calling for justice following the death of three Asian Americans, a transgender Filipina and the attack on a Filipino American in New York.

    Ee Lee, a 36-year-old Hmong American from Wisconsin, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in a park on Sept. 16, 2020. Two teenagers were arrested and charged in connection to her death.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Bardon Kaldian


    We have to imagine a new world of justice rooted in compassion, not a system built on the slavery of Africans, the genocide of the Indigenous, the exploited labor of Asians, and the lynching of all the above.
     
    "To each his own"

    Amazingly, Jews not mentioned.

    , @Alden
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Ms Lee was gang raped and beaten to death by more than 2 black things. What a joke. Asian victims and their black murderers uniting against Whitey. They’re all democrats.. F’em

    Replies: @HammerJack

  101. Hey Steve, this is the greatest metaphor for white folk I have ever seen…

    https://worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video-c.php?v=wshhjWs547n34DlRQLzf#comments-arena

  102. @anonymous

    In 2021, the conventional wisdom is that while you almost never see white racism, it’s always out there somewhere, everywhere, ruining the lives of blacks, lowering their test scores and raising their murder rates.
     
    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don't declare it openly. From a 2010 study:

    We examine the effect of race on market outcomes by selling iPods through local online classified advertisements throughout the United States in a year-long field experiment. Each ad features a photograph of the product being held by a dark- or light-skinned (“black” or “white”) hand. To provide context, we also consider a group of sellers against whom buyers might statistically discriminate for similar reasons: white sellers with wrist tattoos. Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.
     

    Replies: @Travis, @AnotherDad, @Alice in Wonderland, @Elli, @Hypnotoad666

    Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.

    It’s women.

    They fear crime, being ripped off, etc.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  103. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Dieter Kief

    "Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale"

    H.C. Andersen, like everything Danish, is gay. Our "miasma" requires German Grimmness: two chubby and oh so tender white kids eaten by Oprah.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    Oprah would have to learn how to howl in order to play a real wolf and that is no idea that I’d want to pop up in my dreams. She – be that the idea or Oprah or both – might succeed though. Ouuuuuugh!

  104. @Abolish_public_education
    The blogger seems too quick to attribute a state’s murder rate to the relative population of a certain racial group.

    It seems to discount the effect of high population density in urban areas.

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    The blogger has discussed the phenomena of population replacement and redistribution, but I don’t remember him specifically predicting that a reduction in homicide rates would therefore occur.

    Replies: @Alden, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @anon

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    No.

    The most murderous places in the US are indeed big cities with high black populations. (Maybe some Indian reservations are in the running.)

    Mississippi has one of the lowest levels of urbanization of any US state–below 50%. But it is the blackest state and it’s at the top of the murder charts.

    Alaska has far and away the lowest population density, but it’s native population is a bit rough and tumble, so it’s up there in homicide.

    The characteristics of the people absolutely swamp immediate geographic factors.

  105. @War for Blair Mountain
    Look Steve

    They want us DEAD or working on Lebraun James's cotton fields......or as chattel slaves on Ophra Winfrey's Plantation. Ophra most definitely would love to have Whitey as her slaves.

    But I think...I fully agree with Comrade Saker on this....the Zionist infested Biden Administration will start a nuclear with Russia this year. I only hope it is a limited exchange. So maybe Whitey can avoid chattel slavery. Since you are a Catholic School Boy -like me- start saying the Rosary at night:Pray for a limited nuclear exchange between Russia and the US. That's the ticket!

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    “Now Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed a bit. But we’ll only lose 10, 20 million dead, tops!”

  106. @I, Libertine
    Almost entirely OT: I just noticed that Taki's Mag has been removed from the link list on the Drudge Report. When did that happen?

    More proof, as if any were needed, that's he's not merely a NeverTrumper. He's been completely blue-pilled.

    I've never understood how people in the public eye can suddenly change their entire outlook on politics and society without at least offering an explanation.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes, @Eric Novak

    I’ve never understood how people in the public eye can suddenly change their entire outlook on politics and society without at least offering an explanation.

    They know that there’s almost zero chance that a large enough share of the audience notices the change.

    For any audience, the overwhelming majority are stupid. They are incapable of determining whether the current outlook is different from the prior outlook – in part because they are incapable of properly determining what the prior outlook was.

    The tiny fraction of the audience that notices the change, and the even tinier fraction that points out the inconsistency with the prior outlook… don’t matter.

    Plus, the vocal noticers effectively ‘out’ themselves – so they can be dealt with if necessary.

    That’s the whole point of “We have always been at war with Eastasia” in Orwell. Most people just accepted whatever they were told on the day; those who noticed the change mostly kept their mouths shut; those who didn’t keep their mouths shut went to Room 101.

  107. @RichardTaylor
    Actually, young White children are being indoctrinated to be race-traitors and White race abolitionists (which sounds like genocide). This is literally a tweet from an educational group:

    https://twitter.com/theslowfactory/status/1347603533525381127

    Of course, the usual con artists told you not to be "chicken littles" about the whole anti-White agenda. When they passed the 1965 immigration act they swore it wouldn't change the demographics of the country. When desegregation and "civil rights" were pushed, anyone who opposed was seen as an alarmist.

    But anyone with a brain knew where this was leading.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    When desegregation and “civil rights” were pushed, anyone who opposed was seen as an alarmist.

    But anyone with a brain knew where this was leading.

    Indeed, some saw it a coming over a hundred years earlier:

    I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together…

    Unfortunately, the man qualified it with the weasel words:

    …on terms of social and political equality.

    Rather than doubling down with “…under any circumstances whatsoever.”

    But he did crack a good joke a couple of sentences later:

    I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. [Cheers and laughter.] My understanding is that I can just let her alone. I am now in my fiftieth year, and I certainly never have had a black woman for either a slave or a wife. So it seems to me quite possible for us to get along without making either slaves or wives of negroes.

    After citing Vice President Johnson, he continued:

    I will also add to the remarks I have made, (for I am not going to enter at large upon this subject,) that I have never had the least apprehension that I or my friends would marry negroes if there was no law to keep them from it, [laughter] but as Judge Douglas and his friends seem to be in great apprehension that they might, if there were no law to keep them from it, [roars of laughter] I give him the most solemn pledge that I will to the very last stand by the law of this State, which forbids the marrying of white people with negroes. [Continued laughter and applause.]

    Then points out who is the real Chicken Little:

    I will add one further word, which is this, that I do not understand there is any place where an alteration of the social and political relations of the negro and the white man can be made except in the State Legislature—not in the Congress of the United States—and as I do not really apprehend the approach of any such thing myself, and as Judge Douglas seems to be in constant horror that some such danger is rapidly approaching, I propose as the best means to prevent it that the Judge be kept at home and placed in the State Legislature to fight the measure. [Uproarious laughter and applause.]

    If he’s too dirty to be in your restroom, he’s too dirty to be in my county.

    • Troll: RichardTaylor
    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg Caesar is an anti-White troll. Why he's tolerated I have no idea. It's sad that a few people still don't understand the game he's playing.

    Replies: @iDeplorable

  108. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Thoughts

    "The Doctor who died in Florida died of a Stroke and he had the Exact Same Forehead"

    The Florida doctor died of a rare vaccine reaction, mechanism IIRC yet unknown but effects very much known, which has also been observed in a small number of MMR vaccinees.

    It's actually an interesting and informative NYT piece, not something one sees every day.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/health/immune-thrombocytopenia-covid-vaccine-blood.html


    One day after receiving her first dose of Moderna’s Covid vaccine, Luz Legaspi, 72, woke up with bruises on her arms and legs, and blisters that bled inside her mouth.

    She was hospitalized in New York City that day, Jan. 19, with a severe case of immune thrombocytopenia — a lack of platelets, a blood component essential for clotting.

    The same condition led to the death in January of Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, an obstetrician in Miami Beach whose symptoms appeared three days after he received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Treatments failed to restore his platelets, and after two weeks in the hospital he died from a brain hemorrhage.

    Hematologists with expertise in treating immune thrombocytopenia said they suspected that the vaccine did play a role. But they said that cases after vaccination were likely to be exceedingly rare, possibly the result of an unknown predisposition in some people to react to the vaccine by developing an immune response that destroys their platelets. The disorder has occurred, rarely, in people who received other inoculations, particularly the measles-mumps-rubella one.
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Thoughts

    Everyone knew going in that every vaccine has rare and sometimes deadly side effects that don’t necessarily show up in trials – if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and there are 50,000 people in your trial, you’re probably not going to have even 1 case. No one ever said that the vaccine is 100% safe – there’s nothing in life that’s 100%. Some uniquely sensitive people die from taking aspirin or eating a peanut butter sandwich.

    Then again, if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and the risk of dying from covid is 1 in 100, then I’d say it’s worth taking the risk no matter how high your forehead is.

    • Replies: @Kaye M
    @Jack D

    However, my risk of dying from Covid will depend on my age and co-morbidities; whereas, my risk from receiving a vaccine that did not undergo the rigorous (at least 10-14 year testing) of other vaccines, as say, a 20 year old individual, changes the game.

    According to Mayo Clinic... since Pfizer & Moderna Covid vaccine clinical trials only started in the summer of 2020, it’s not clear if they will have long-term side effects. They add a disclaimer that vaccines rarely cause long-term side effects... but, that’s the case for current vaccines... that underwent the necessary, rigourous testing...

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    I'm not anti-vaccine, I just think that "knowledge is good". I was interested to read about the MMR cases, anyone in the UK worried about MMR is subject to abuse or worse from "the medical community". There's been another similar death btw, a young mother in her 20s who died after her second jab.

    Although I fail to see the logic of the UK Government position, which is that everyone should have it. I gather the argument is currently

    a) the vaccine won't necessarily prevent you getting CV19

    b) nor will it neccessarily prevent you being infectious and passing it on

    c) but it will hugely lower your chances of becoming seriously ill with it

    So far so good, but then we get to

    d) even after we've jabbed everyone in a high risk group, we STILL have to practise social distancing and keep pubs/clubs/restaurants shut.

    Why?

    e) we should jab the entire population - the UK is even running a test scheme of vaccinating children.

    Why?

    I can see there may be a small population of unfortunates who can't have the jab or who even a mild infection could kill, but the only thing we can do for them is test, test and test again - not the unfortunates, but the people who work with or socialise with them. Hospital medics I know are being tested twice a week - perhaps it should be twice a day.

    You start to wonder if the 12 weeks between jabs the UK is mass-experimenting with is being done to justify lockdown for another 3 months.

  109. @Alden
    @Jack D

    Thanks for the excellent post.

    I’d like to add it wasn’t till Louis Pasteur discovered germs that Ignaze Simmelweiss was truly vindicated and cleanliness in childbirth and medicine in general became the norm.

    3 White European men, Pasteur, Simmelweiss and Lister did more to save women’s lives than all the feminazis in the world ever did.

    Then there’s the old Greek Dr Galen. Disease is caused by unbalance in the 4 humors. Cure for disease is to bring the 4 humors back into balance by administering emetics laxatives and diuretics till the patient recovers or dies of dehydration. That was the conventional scientific medical wisdom for about 2,000 or more years. A true contradiction of first do no harm. I think Dr Galen did come up with fine charcoal to absorb poison.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes

    And yet Fracastoro was sneaking up on Germ Theory in the 1540s – we use the word ‘fomites’ (L, ‘tinder’) due to him. He observed that it appeared that ordinary objects could carry ‘spores’ that transmitted infectious disease. Avicenna made similar observations 500 years earlier.

    Semmelweiss is one of my favourite examples regarding the hidebound nature of authority figures: their authority is far too invested in the current state of knowledge.

    My other favourites are Wegener (tectonic plates) and Thompson (Moses mythicism). Both pilloried by their respective estamblishments: both proved correct in the end.

    Gold (abiotic oil hypothesis, ergo Peak Oil is a lie) and Duesberg (AIDS is not caused by the HIV virus) are likely to join those figures when the kerfuffle dies down.

    So will Jesus Mythicists (e.g., Richard Carrier) – although New Testament mythicism doesn’t attract anywhere near as much calumny nowadays as Thompson did in the 1970s when he advocated Old Testament mythicism.

    Truth advances one funeral at a time.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Kratoklastes


    Gold (abiotic oil hypothesis, ergo Peak Oil is a lie) and Duesberg (AIDS is not caused by the HIV virus) are likely to join those figures when the kerfuffle dies down.
     
    More likely that the moon is made of cheese.

    No abiotic oild was found when drilling in places where it could be found (impact craters which should have seen oil seeping up through the crustal fractures; nothing. That was 25 years ago)

    As for HIV not causing AIDS, ok man, just forget it. How can you be into "germ theory" even with that stance, it's completely contradictory. We have the anti-HIV cocktails and they work.
  110. anon[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abolish_public_education
    The blogger seems too quick to attribute a state’s murder rate to the relative population of a certain racial group.

    It seems to discount the effect of high population density in urban areas.

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    The blogger has discussed the phenomena of population replacement and redistribution, but I don’t remember him specifically predicting that a reduction in homicide rates would therefore occur.

    Replies: @Alden, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @anon

    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.

    No.

    You have a flawed premise. It’s probably unconscious projection.
    You don’t actually know what violent people are really like.

  111. Don’t despair. The medical establishment may never err on the side of humanity again. Much like climate & race “science” … medical science, i.e. physicians, may not have to take that pesky Hippocratic Oath … you know, to first do no harm, and other such outdated nonsense … in the future.

    There’s enough money in the pseudosciences for everyone!

    Microaggressions, un(sub)concious bias accusations in the absence of verifiable racism. Or, just plain old out & out lies… see recent Jane Doe (somewhere in the Midwest) fiasco… even if video shows no evidence… even if not one person (including the teacher) comes forward as a witness for the accuser… you’re guilty of living while White.

  112. @Bardon Kaldian
    White nationalism is guilty because blacks are killing Asians, Latinx among themselves etc.

    Coalition of fake fringe idiots. I wonder how long it would take before it all collapses.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/asian-american-black-latinx-activists-180016672.html

    Asian American, Black, Latinx Activists to Hold Emergency Rally Against Racism on Saturday

    Activists from the Black, Latinx and Asian American community will hold an emergency rally in New York City on Saturday in response to the string of violent racist attacks against Asians. The details: Asian American activists and their allies will organize a rally on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in Washington Square Park to decry “the recent wave of racist attacks on Asian Americans.”

    “The current justice system is pitting Black and Asian communities against one another, just like how news sources did during the L.A. Riots,” Rohan Zhou-Lee, one of the organizers of the rally who is of Black and Asian descent, said. “We can fight Anti-Asian and Anti-Black hate at the same time.”

    “All this extrajudicial violence has killed people of color indiscriminately,” Zhou-Lee, who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community, added. “We have to imagine a new world of justice rooted in compassion, not a system built on the slavery of Africans, the genocide of the Indigenous, the exploited labor of Asians, and the lynching of all the above.”

    The gathering on Saturday is free and open to the public, but wearing a mask and practicing social distancing is required.

    Invites of the rally feature artwork made by Los Angeles-based artist Jonathan Chang.


    Call for justice: Organizers of the event are calling for justice following the death of three Asian Americans, a transgender Filipina and the attack on a Filipino American in New York.

    Ee Lee, a 36-year-old Hmong American from Wisconsin, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in a park on Sept. 16, 2020. Two teenagers were arrested and charged in connection to her death.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Alden

    We have to imagine a new world of justice rooted in compassion, not a system built on the slavery of Africans, the genocide of the Indigenous, the exploited labor of Asians, and the lynching of all the above.

    “To each his own”

    Amazingly, Jews not mentioned.

  113. Miasma theory is one in a set of cultural artifacts showing that “western civilization” and “the West” as described in poli sci literature are not the same thing. Related, yes, but not the same.

  114. @Kratoklastes
    @Alden

    And yet Fracastoro was sneaking up on Germ Theory in the 1540s - we use the word 'fomites' (L, 'tinder') due to him. He observed that it appeared that ordinary objects could carry 'spores' that transmitted infectious disease. Avicenna made similar observations 500 years earlier.

    Semmelweiss is one of my favourite examples regarding the hidebound nature of authority figures: their authority is far too invested in the current state of knowledge.

    My other favourites are Wegener (tectonic plates) and Thompson (Moses mythicism). Both pilloried by their respective estamblishments: both proved correct in the end.

    Gold (abiotic oil hypothesis, ergo Peak Oil is a lie) and Duesberg (AIDS is not caused by the HIV virus) are likely to join those figures when the kerfuffle dies down.

    So will Jesus Mythicists (e.g., Richard Carrier) - although New Testament mythicism doesn't attract anywhere near as much calumny nowadays as Thompson did in the 1970s when he advocated Old Testament mythicism.

    Truth advances one funeral at a time.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Gold (abiotic oil hypothesis, ergo Peak Oil is a lie) and Duesberg (AIDS is not caused by the HIV virus) are likely to join those figures when the kerfuffle dies down.

    More likely that the moon is made of cheese.

    No abiotic oild was found when drilling in places where it could be found (impact craters which should have seen oil seeping up through the crustal fractures; nothing. That was 25 years ago)

    As for HIV not causing AIDS, ok man, just forget it. How can you be into “germ theory” even with that stance, it’s completely contradictory. We have the anti-HIV cocktails and they work.

  115. @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Everyone knew going in that every vaccine has rare and sometimes deadly side effects that don't necessarily show up in trials - if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and there are 50,000 people in your trial, you're probably not going to have even 1 case. No one ever said that the vaccine is 100% safe - there's nothing in life that's 100%. Some uniquely sensitive people die from taking aspirin or eating a peanut butter sandwich.

    Then again, if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and the risk of dying from covid is 1 in 100, then I'd say it's worth taking the risk no matter how high your forehead is.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @YetAnotherAnon

    However, my risk of dying from Covid will depend on my age and co-morbidities; whereas, my risk from receiving a vaccine that did not undergo the rigorous (at least 10-14 year testing) of other vaccines, as say, a 20 year old individual, changes the game.

    According to Mayo Clinic… since Pfizer & Moderna Covid vaccine clinical trials only started in the summer of 2020, it’s not clear if they will have long-term side effects. They add a disclaimer that vaccines rarely cause long-term side effects… but, that’s the case for current vaccines… that underwent the necessary, rigourous testing…

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Kaye M

    Still, if the vaccine has a risk of death associated with it of perhaps 1 in 100,000 and covid, even for a young person, has a risk of death of perhaps 1 in 1,000, you're still vastly better off taking the vaccine. This is true even if I have underestimated the risk of the vaccine by a factor of 2 or 3 and overestimated the risk of covid by a similar factor.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @Ben Kurtz

  116. @El Dato
    @Abolish_public_education


    If a state with low population density contained a relatively large population of presumably violent people, and those people were geographically scattered therein, then its murder rate would be low.
     
    I don't see this.

    Sure, you will not have the occasion to let loose and fire 50 bullets into a mass of people.

    But there will still be random killings at road stops, "robberies gone wrong", unfortunate events at bars, rape & breakfast or eventful drug exchanges.

    Violent people rarely keep to themselves. Otherwise they wouldn't be "violent", right?

    Replies: @nokangaroos

    An argument could be made from Calhoun´s rats that the Sons of O´Bummer just should not live in cities (= no Wakanda in their evolutionary history);
    of course de country living would remind them of de slabbery ™ so the home invasions and gang rape-torture-murders of White families would increase (and correspondingly society´s ability to do something about it would decrease, see South Africa) –
    but the (territorial) killings of beautiful brilliant angelic little aspiring rocket surgeons
    would subside … and isn´t that what it´s all about?

    (The beauty of this state of affairs might be somewhat marred by the SOBs being killed on sight and no one giving a shit. Item, one of the consequences of this hypothesis is that territorial violence could increase once normal behaviour kicks in again. )

  117. @anonymous

    In 2021, the conventional wisdom is that while you almost never see white racism, it’s always out there somewhere, everywhere, ruining the lives of blacks, lowering their test scores and raising their murder rates.
     
    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don't declare it openly. From a 2010 study:

    We examine the effect of race on market outcomes by selling iPods through local online classified advertisements throughout the United States in a year-long field experiment. Each ad features a photograph of the product being held by a dark- or light-skinned (“black” or “white”) hand. To provide context, we also consider a group of sellers against whom buyers might statistically discriminate for similar reasons: white sellers with wrist tattoos. Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.
     

    Replies: @Travis, @AnotherDad, @Alice in Wonderland, @Elli, @Hypnotoad666

  118. @Polistra
    Private schooling! That's how to protect our kids against the scourge.

    Principal (and FWP) Mark Federman of East Side (private) Community School in New York sent white parents this "tool for action," which tells them they must become "white traitors" and then advocate for full "white abolition."

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuSNS2yVIAICRWh?format=png&name=360x360

    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1361370106283003907
     

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland, @Alden

    East Side Community is not a private school. It’s a public school on the lower east side of manhattan. 55 percent Hispanic 18 percent White. Sounds like one of those pretentious liberal public schools desperately trying to civilize the savages.

    The lower east side was renamed the east village about 20 years ago as young single New Yorkers moved in to gentrify the vile slums. The 18 percent Whites are probably their kids. Lower east side isn’t like Harlem. Harlem was originally built for the upper and upper middle class. Glorious 1900 homes and apartments Harlem is well worth re claiming for civilization.

    Lower east side was built as nasty dreadful apartments for starving immigrants. With destruction of NYC business entertainment and other big city amenities by De Blasio and BLM, there’s no reason to stay in the city anymore.

    How will the 82 percent non White parents answer the survey?? Hope the Jew liberal principal meets some of his beloved non Whites some dark night when they need money.

    It’s a public school.

    • Thanks: bomag
  119. @Bardon Kaldian
    White nationalism is guilty because blacks are killing Asians, Latinx among themselves etc.

    Coalition of fake fringe idiots. I wonder how long it would take before it all collapses.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/asian-american-black-latinx-activists-180016672.html

    Asian American, Black, Latinx Activists to Hold Emergency Rally Against Racism on Saturday

    Activists from the Black, Latinx and Asian American community will hold an emergency rally in New York City on Saturday in response to the string of violent racist attacks against Asians. The details: Asian American activists and their allies will organize a rally on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in Washington Square Park to decry “the recent wave of racist attacks on Asian Americans.”

    “The current justice system is pitting Black and Asian communities against one another, just like how news sources did during the L.A. Riots,” Rohan Zhou-Lee, one of the organizers of the rally who is of Black and Asian descent, said. “We can fight Anti-Asian and Anti-Black hate at the same time.”

    “All this extrajudicial violence has killed people of color indiscriminately,” Zhou-Lee, who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community, added. “We have to imagine a new world of justice rooted in compassion, not a system built on the slavery of Africans, the genocide of the Indigenous, the exploited labor of Asians, and the lynching of all the above.”

    The gathering on Saturday is free and open to the public, but wearing a mask and practicing social distancing is required.

    Invites of the rally feature artwork made by Los Angeles-based artist Jonathan Chang.


    Call for justice: Organizers of the event are calling for justice following the death of three Asian Americans, a transgender Filipina and the attack on a Filipino American in New York.

    Ee Lee, a 36-year-old Hmong American from Wisconsin, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in a park on Sept. 16, 2020. Two teenagers were arrested and charged in connection to her death.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Alden

    Ms Lee was gang raped and beaten to death by more than 2 black things. What a joke. Asian victims and their black murderers uniting against Whitey. They’re all democrats.. F’em

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Alden

    It's hard not to notice that your post here is exactly what normally sends you into a psychotic rant. I mean, when someone else says it.

  120. @anonymous

    In 2021, the conventional wisdom is that while you almost never see white racism, it’s always out there somewhere, everywhere, ruining the lives of blacks, lowering their test scores and raising their murder rates.
     
    There is racial discrimination everywhere, just people don't declare it openly. From a 2010 study:

    We examine the effect of race on market outcomes by selling iPods through local online classified advertisements throughout the United States in a year-long field experiment. Each ad features a photograph of the product being held by a dark- or light-skinned (“black” or “white”) hand. To provide context, we also consider a group of sellers against whom buyers might statistically discriminate for similar reasons: white sellers with wrist tattoos. Black sellers do worse than white sellers on a variety of market outcome measures: they receive 13% fewer responses and 17% fewer offers.
     

    Replies: @Travis, @AnotherDad, @Alice in Wonderland, @Elli, @Hypnotoad666

    No link to the 2010 study is given. However, because of publication bias and the numerous ways that uniformly left-wing academics consciously and unconsciously rig their results, “studies” with politically correct outcomes have little credibility. When put to the test they rarely replicate.

    The only studies you know are true are those with politically incorrect results.

    Also, your statement fails to differentiate between unfair “discrimination” and “discrimination” that is just based on an accurate assessment of reality — e.g., that buying a used item in-person from a black seller is a somewhat riskier proposition.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Hypnotoad666


    buying a used item in-person from a black seller is a somewhat riskier proposition.
     
    Somewhat, or vastly. But why pick nits.
  121. @El Dato
    White miasma increasing in Oakland:

    Shopkeeper who stopped robbery in California by shooting into the air ARRESTED for discharging his gun


    An Oakland liquor store owner in violence-besieged Chinatown shot into the air to stop the robbery of a woman in front of his shop, only to be arrested as police signaled that armed resistance to a crime wave won't be tolerated.
     
    That's an amazingly uncough formulation

    "We don't want our business owners or others to begin to arm themselves," Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong told reporters on Tuesday. He said there could be unintended consequences when citizens shoot at alleged criminals, such as striking innocent bystanders or creating confusion when officers arrive on scene and try to identify an assailant. "We want them to observe and report," he added, and "be good witnesses."
     
    And we all know that the best witnesses are dead witnesses. They don't create additional work.

    A witness to Monday's incident involving the liquor store owner told the local NBC TV affiliate that residents of the area see little choice other than defending themselves. "Here in this neighborhood, you get attacked on a 24/7 basis," the man said. "This is ridiculous. We cannot live under such circumstances every day."
     
    https://i.postimg.cc/BnVxnzKQ/Manchu-Pepe.jpg

    Replies: @Alden

    Asians register to vote as democrats and bloc vote democrat along with Jews blacks Hispanics LBGTWC and feminazis.

    It was the second to worst Governor in California, Jerry Brown who conned Chinese nationals to immigrate to black hell on earth Oakland.

    On hiatus from his 2 8 year terms as governor, he was Mayor of Oakland. He even lived there, or at least his mail was delivered to an Oakland address. His plan was to gentrify and reform Oakland. Realizing that the blacks were hopeless, he conned, lied to, fraudulently enticed naive ignorant of blacks Chinese living in China that they would thrive in Oakland.

    Brown showered them with every SBA CRIT enterprise zone tax exemptions and never need repay loans , urban renewal benefit possible. Basically gave gave them turn key stores little restaurants and even real estate.

    The Oakland Chinese should file a class action suit for fraud against Brown and every government agency that enticed then to leave China for Oakland

    It was a far better place to live than San Francisco till WW2 brought the blacks to work in the harbor and factories.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Alden


    The Oakland Chinese should file a class action suit for fraud against Brown and every government agency that enticed then to leave China for Oakland
     
    Brown still did them an enormous favour by getting them into America. It outweighs the disadvantage of living near blacks. They could always get out of Oakland.
    , @David In TN
    @Alden

    In the late 70s, during his first term as California Governor, Jerry Brown was supposed to have said Hispanics were the minority to champion, hard-working, less crime, etc.

    This got Brown in trouble with blacks. They attacked him for it when he tried to run for President in 1980.

    Do you remember this, Alden?

  122. @Ragno
    @Jack D

    The guilt of this predator (and fellow vibrant 'teen' Tyjone Flournoy - who technically is 23, so he's really teen-adjacent - he murdered an old man named Jack Palladino) is pretty much carved in stone thanks to his public defender's line of defense:


    Based on what we see as an open-handed push, we will certainly be challenging whether there was any intent to kill. There wasn’t.
    Let us not forget Mr. Watson is only a teenager, 19 years old. He’s had no criminal convictions. He has his mother, father, nine brothers and sisters, and community standing beside him.
     
    See? A 40-yard running start followed by a OPEN-HANDED piledrive tackle of an 84-year-old man who was half the child's height and weight proves there was no intent here!

    But the smoking gun that proves Antoine Watson's guilt occurs at the end of the SF Examiner's news story of the event:


    Comments are closed.
     
    Though I continue to insist true justice in such cases can never be effected until white liberals in California are legally barred from moving to, or even visiting, any other state in the union. You belong dead, kids, and by God you're going to live with the results of your politics until you are.

    Sigh. A guy can dream, can't he?

    Replies: @Alden, @Hypnotoad666

    we will certainly be challenging whether there was any intent to kill

    Murder is not a specific intent crime. If you just want to give someone a good beating but they end up dead, you are still a murderer.

  123. @Alden
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Ms Lee was gang raped and beaten to death by more than 2 black things. What a joke. Asian victims and their black murderers uniting against Whitey. They’re all democrats.. F’em

    Replies: @HammerJack

    It’s hard not to notice that your post here is exactly what normally sends you into a psychotic rant. I mean, when someone else says it.

  124. @Hypnotoad666
    @anonymous

    No link to the 2010 study is given. However, because of publication bias and the numerous ways that uniformly left-wing academics consciously and unconsciously rig their results, "studies" with politically correct outcomes have little credibility. When put to the test they rarely replicate.

    The only studies you know are true are those with politically incorrect results.

    Also, your statement fails to differentiate between unfair "discrimination" and "discrimination" that is just based on an accurate assessment of reality -- e.g., that buying a used item in-person from a black seller is a somewhat riskier proposition.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    buying a used item in-person from a black seller is a somewhat riskier proposition.

    Somewhat, or vastly. But why pick nits.

  125. @Paperback Writer
    @Dieter Kief


    The Rev. Devon Thomas, 34, of Waterville said the racism he’s experienced in Vermont is different from what he experienced while living in New York.

    Thomas, who’s black, was born in Connecticut, and his family moved to Vermont when he was 13.

    He says it took him a while to be able to identify racism in Vermont after spending time studying in New York City as a young adult.
     
    In other words, if you don't see racism, make it up anyway.

    https://www.vtcng.com/stowe_reporter/news/local_news/what-s-it-like-to-be-black-in-vermont/article_38ab42da-b45f-11e9-90c2-6352c4070e71.html

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    In other words, if you don’t see racism, make it up anyway.

    Make it up, because there must be a something (= a miasma) in the air.

    (This kind of thinking is neighboring paranoia (in cases where it is not plainly that: Paranoid).

    Now, this is interesting: Since this paranoid basic feeling is, as your example shows, everywhere in the air at least to some degree – it is indeed a miasma – an indistinguishable something out there causing pain and troubled minds.

    So: This last of Steve Sailer’s sentences could turn out to be of the dark and prophetic kind:

    So, there is little reason to imagine that they will ever admit they are empirically wrong.

    No need to acknowledge being empirically wrong because the social reality allows those who feel suppressed to claim to be suppressed by the existence of the misamatic divide alone. – So: This circle could only be broken as soon as the realm of feelings of bonding via a miasmatic misery would be left in favor of some simple truths. As soon as that would happen though, all pessimists would be proven wrong.
    Am I optimistic about this possible turn of the racial screw? – Not really, I have to say. So – we all keep on keepin’ on Waiting for Godot as the hostages of the ghost of Samuel Beckett in a real-world black-humored comedy. – The great miasmatic divide healed by two bums in trash bins? – Would be an almost Zen-like miracle, wouldn’t it?

  126. @Kaye M
    @Jack D

    However, my risk of dying from Covid will depend on my age and co-morbidities; whereas, my risk from receiving a vaccine that did not undergo the rigorous (at least 10-14 year testing) of other vaccines, as say, a 20 year old individual, changes the game.

    According to Mayo Clinic... since Pfizer & Moderna Covid vaccine clinical trials only started in the summer of 2020, it’s not clear if they will have long-term side effects. They add a disclaimer that vaccines rarely cause long-term side effects... but, that’s the case for current vaccines... that underwent the necessary, rigourous testing...

    Replies: @Jack D

    Still, if the vaccine has a risk of death associated with it of perhaps 1 in 100,000 and covid, even for a young person, has a risk of death of perhaps 1 in 1,000, you’re still vastly better off taking the vaccine. This is true even if I have underestimated the risk of the vaccine by a factor of 2 or 3 and overestimated the risk of covid by a similar factor.

    • Replies: @Kaye M
    @Jack D

    Death isn’t the only consideration. However, fear of death is the great motivator...

    Despite the attempt to separate the tragic consequence of rushing Thalidomide to market vs Covid vaccine push... by “assuring” that testing is more stringent as a result of that disaster... truth is... Covid vaccine was not properly tested.

    Also, the Swine Flu vaccine and it’s subsequent destruction by almost every country, as a result of “unproven” connection to Guillain Barre Syndrome.

    The oral polio vaccine (oral only)... has now resulted in a re-emergence of polio...

    I’m not an anti-vaxxer by any stretch... but, if they’re advising people take the vaccine... while simultaneously cautioning that wearing 3 masks, distancing, and isolating are still required for the foreseeable... I’ve got some questions...

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Ben Kurtz
    @Jack D

    Your numbers are off by greater than a factor of 2x or 3x -- it's more like one or two orders of magnitude.

    The COVID infection fatality rate for "young" people -- say, in their 20s -- is around 1 in 10,000. And most of that mortality is driven by young people with known risk factors such as obesity. The IFR for young healthy people is almost certainly closer to 1 in 100,000. When you reach school age children, we've almost certainly lost more physically healthy students to lockdown-induced suicides these past 12 months than we ever would have lost to COVID had we just sent all the healthy kids to school the whole time and told them to get on with life.

    For anyone under age 40 and in generally good health the case for getting the COVID vaccine is very weak. I would strongly advise against it -- both because it is very difficult to quantify the exact amount risk you are assuming in exchange for such a meagre benefit AND because you would be taking a scarce dose away from an old person who is vastly more at risk from the disease, to the point where running a difficult to quantify but still (safe to assume) fairly low vaccine side effect risk is worth it to that senior citizen.

    For those between 40 and 65 and in generally good health the numbers could plausibly be massaged into favoring vaccination, but my leaning remains against the vaccine -- that's mainly down to my hippie / conservative "less is more" approach to medical care. I was brought up in the House of God: "Law XIII. The delivery of medical care is to do as much nothing as possible."

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  127. @Jack D
    @Kaye M

    Still, if the vaccine has a risk of death associated with it of perhaps 1 in 100,000 and covid, even for a young person, has a risk of death of perhaps 1 in 1,000, you're still vastly better off taking the vaccine. This is true even if I have underestimated the risk of the vaccine by a factor of 2 or 3 and overestimated the risk of covid by a similar factor.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @Ben Kurtz

    Death isn’t the only consideration. However, fear of death is the great motivator…

    Despite the attempt to separate the tragic consequence of rushing Thalidomide to market vs Covid vaccine push… by “assuring” that testing is more stringent as a result of that disaster… truth is… Covid vaccine was not properly tested.

    Also, the Swine Flu vaccine and it’s subsequent destruction by almost every country, as a result of “unproven” connection to Guillain Barre Syndrome.

    The oral polio vaccine (oral only)… has now resulted in a re-emergence of polio…

    I’m not an anti-vaxxer by any stretch… but, if they’re advising people take the vaccine… while simultaneously cautioning that wearing 3 masks, distancing, and isolating are still required for the foreseeable… I’ve got some questions…

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Kaye M


    Covid vaccine was not properly tested.
     
    It received the same FDA approved phased trials as any other drug. Plus the vaccines have now been given to millions of people and the observed side effects have been pretty much in line with the trials. Thalidomide was never sold in the US because it did not, and could not, have gotten past the FDA approval process which is the world gold standard for a good reason.

    You sure sound like an anti-vaxxer to me, despite your denials. Is there some vaccine that you do like? Covid - no, polio - no, swine flu - no.

    Given the emergence of new strains against which the existing vaccines seem less effective (the result of having the virus in wide circulation - the sooner we can get everyone vaccinated the fewer the opportunities for mutation) its wise for even the vaccinated to continue to take reasonable precautions until herd immunity is achieved and the stuff stops circulating in the community. At this point everyone expects to see you in a mask anyway so going around maskless is only going to create issues, whether you are vaccinated or not.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @Kaye M

  128. @Reg Cæsar
    @RichardTaylor


    When desegregation and “civil rights” were pushed, anyone who opposed was seen as an alarmist.

    But anyone with a brain knew where this was leading.
     

    Indeed, some saw it a coming over a hundred years earlier:

    I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together...

     

    Unfortunately, the man qualified it with the weasel words:

    ...on terms of social and political equality.
     
    Rather than doubling down with "...under any circumstances whatsoever."

    But he did crack a good joke a couple of sentences later:


    I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. [Cheers and laughter.] My understanding is that I can just let her alone. I am now in my fiftieth year, and I certainly never have had a black woman for either a slave or a wife. So it seems to me quite possible for us to get along without making either slaves or wives of negroes.
     
    After citing Vice President Johnson, he continued:

    I will also add to the remarks I have made, (for I am not going to enter at large upon this subject,) that I have never had the least apprehension that I or my friends would marry negroes if there was no law to keep them from it, [laughter] but as Judge Douglas and his friends seem to be in great apprehension that they might, if there were no law to keep them from it, [roars of laughter] I give him the most solemn pledge that I will to the very last stand by the law of this State, which forbids the marrying of white people with negroes. [Continued laughter and applause.]
     
    Then points out who is the real Chicken Little:

    I will add one further word, which is this, that I do not understand there is any place where an alteration of the social and political relations of the negro and the white man can be made except in the State Legislature---not in the Congress of the United States---and as I do not really apprehend the approach of any such thing myself, and as Judge Douglas seems to be in constant horror that some such danger is rapidly approaching, I propose as the best means to prevent it that the Judge be kept at home and placed in the State Legislature to fight the measure. [Uproarious laughter and applause.]
     
    If he's too dirty to be in your restroom, he's too dirty to be in my county.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

    Reg Caesar is an anti-White troll. Why he’s tolerated I have no idea. It’s sad that a few people still don’t understand the game he’s playing.

    • Replies: @iDeplorable
    @RichardTaylor


    Reg Caesar is an anti-White troll
     
    Reg is a geriatric with nothing else to do but post here. He's Comment Diarrhea. Almost 7,000 comments in 2020 and closing on 1,000 in 2021 and not one of them is insightful or adds anything to the discussion.

    Add him to your Commenters to Ignore and move on, though you'll be shocked at the volume of grayed-out posts with either Rag or Achnad Doucheman (another geriatric) at the top.
  129. @JohnnyWalker123
    What does this even mean?

    https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1361956586546208770

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Rob

    If a cell is infected by two somewhat different strains of a virus, then during genome replication the polymerase, an enzyme that makes a complementary RNA strand using a template strand, can ‘template hop’ from a strand of one strain to a strand of another, keep copying, and the newly synthesized strand combines features from two different strains. There are other mechanisms that cause RNA recombination, but I know even less about them.

    Recombination is the viral equivalent of eukaryotic sex, it mixes genes and bits of genes from what would otherwise be clonal lines, with mutations, of course. As separate lines, evolution is slower, because, say abcdef is the sequence that would do best. If one strain’s sequence ‘abcxyz’ and another strain ‘mnodef’, it would take either strain three mutations to reach the optimal sequence, but with recombination, one recombination event can create the abcdef sequence, and climb in frequency by selection. Recombination gets around a phenomenon called clonal interference, where two strains each have different genetic advantages, so neither strain sweeps the population. After recombination, the lucky strain that has both advantages can sweep the population.

    Conceptually, recombination is source of variation in the evolutionary magic of variation and selection that creates living things that seem somewhat designed. Single base substitution, like when cytosine transitions to a thymine, is another source of variation.

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  130. @Alden
    @El Dato

    Asians register to vote as democrats and bloc vote democrat along with Jews blacks Hispanics LBGTWC and feminazis.

    It was the second to worst Governor in California, Jerry Brown who conned Chinese nationals to immigrate to black hell on earth Oakland.

    On hiatus from his 2 8 year terms as governor, he was Mayor of Oakland. He even lived there, or at least his mail was delivered to an Oakland address. His plan was to gentrify and reform Oakland. Realizing that the blacks were hopeless, he conned, lied to, fraudulently enticed naive ignorant of blacks Chinese living in China that they would thrive in Oakland.

    Brown showered them with every SBA CRIT enterprise zone tax exemptions and never need repay loans , urban renewal benefit possible. Basically gave gave them turn key stores little restaurants and even real estate.

    The Oakland Chinese should file a class action suit for fraud against Brown and every government agency that enticed then to leave China for Oakland

    It was a far better place to live than San Francisco till WW2 brought the blacks to work in the harbor and factories.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @David In TN

    The Oakland Chinese should file a class action suit for fraud against Brown and every government agency that enticed then to leave China for Oakland

    Brown still did them an enormous favour by getting them into America. It outweighs the disadvantage of living near blacks. They could always get out of Oakland.

  131. @Jack D
    @Kaye M

    Still, if the vaccine has a risk of death associated with it of perhaps 1 in 100,000 and covid, even for a young person, has a risk of death of perhaps 1 in 1,000, you're still vastly better off taking the vaccine. This is true even if I have underestimated the risk of the vaccine by a factor of 2 or 3 and overestimated the risk of covid by a similar factor.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @Ben Kurtz

    Your numbers are off by greater than a factor of 2x or 3x — it’s more like one or two orders of magnitude.

    The COVID infection fatality rate for “young” people — say, in their 20s — is around 1 in 10,000. And most of that mortality is driven by young people with known risk factors such as obesity. The IFR for young healthy people is almost certainly closer to 1 in 100,000. When you reach school age children, we’ve almost certainly lost more physically healthy students to lockdown-induced suicides these past 12 months than we ever would have lost to COVID had we just sent all the healthy kids to school the whole time and told them to get on with life.

    For anyone under age 40 and in generally good health the case for getting the COVID vaccine is very weak. I would strongly advise against it — both because it is very difficult to quantify the exact amount risk you are assuming in exchange for such a meagre benefit AND because you would be taking a scarce dose away from an old person who is vastly more at risk from the disease, to the point where running a difficult to quantify but still (safe to assume) fairly low vaccine side effect risk is worth it to that senior citizen.

    For those between 40 and 65 and in generally good health the numbers could plausibly be massaged into favoring vaccination, but my leaning remains against the vaccine — that’s mainly down to my hippie / conservative “less is more” approach to medical care. I was brought up in the House of God: “Law XIII. The delivery of medical care is to do as much nothing as possible.”

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Ben Kurtz

    You don’t get it. Public schools are places where:

    • communicable diseases spread like wildfire.
    • kids get bullied (or worse).
    • miseducation is provided.
    • tax dollars are burned.

    The kids are better off at home — even alone, or hanging out on the streets.

  132. @Alden
    @El Dato

    Asians register to vote as democrats and bloc vote democrat along with Jews blacks Hispanics LBGTWC and feminazis.

    It was the second to worst Governor in California, Jerry Brown who conned Chinese nationals to immigrate to black hell on earth Oakland.

    On hiatus from his 2 8 year terms as governor, he was Mayor of Oakland. He even lived there, or at least his mail was delivered to an Oakland address. His plan was to gentrify and reform Oakland. Realizing that the blacks were hopeless, he conned, lied to, fraudulently enticed naive ignorant of blacks Chinese living in China that they would thrive in Oakland.

    Brown showered them with every SBA CRIT enterprise zone tax exemptions and never need repay loans , urban renewal benefit possible. Basically gave gave them turn key stores little restaurants and even real estate.

    The Oakland Chinese should file a class action suit for fraud against Brown and every government agency that enticed then to leave China for Oakland

    It was a far better place to live than San Francisco till WW2 brought the blacks to work in the harbor and factories.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @David In TN

    In the late 70s, during his first term as California Governor, Jerry Brown was supposed to have said Hispanics were the minority to champion, hard-working, less crime, etc.

    This got Brown in trouble with blacks. They attacked him for it when he tried to run for President in 1980.

    Do you remember this, Alden?

  133. @Alden
    @Bardon Kaldian

    It’s The Asian Way to not talk much but try to pick up non verbal signals which often are the wrong signal. Or, the cause of so much corruption , waste of time and secretive dealings associated with The Asian Way.

    By waste of time I mean the western way of a few meetings where everything gets accomplished by talking a lot. It’s opposed to The Asian Way of endless short meetings where everybody is afraid to say yes or no or discuss. It’s all maybe and we’ll have to keep considering till the problem goes away. That results in months and years of short meetings where nothing gets done because of The Asian Way of being reluctant to make decisions for fear of offending someone.

    If you ever dealt with Asians you would be familiar with The Asian Way. But you’re obviously not. Just a typical misogynist women hating MAN OF UNZ.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    comments that women spoke too much at meetings and caused them to go on for too long.

  134. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Thoughts

    "The Doctor who died in Florida died of a Stroke and he had the Exact Same Forehead"

    The Florida doctor died of a rare vaccine reaction, mechanism IIRC yet unknown but effects very much known, which has also been observed in a small number of MMR vaccinees.

    It's actually an interesting and informative NYT piece, not something one sees every day.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/health/immune-thrombocytopenia-covid-vaccine-blood.html


    One day after receiving her first dose of Moderna’s Covid vaccine, Luz Legaspi, 72, woke up with bruises on her arms and legs, and blisters that bled inside her mouth.

    She was hospitalized in New York City that day, Jan. 19, with a severe case of immune thrombocytopenia — a lack of platelets, a blood component essential for clotting.

    The same condition led to the death in January of Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, an obstetrician in Miami Beach whose symptoms appeared three days after he received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Treatments failed to restore his platelets, and after two weeks in the hospital he died from a brain hemorrhage.

    Hematologists with expertise in treating immune thrombocytopenia said they suspected that the vaccine did play a role. But they said that cases after vaccination were likely to be exceedingly rare, possibly the result of an unknown predisposition in some people to react to the vaccine by developing an immune response that destroys their platelets. The disorder has occurred, rarely, in people who received other inoculations, particularly the measles-mumps-rubella one.
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Thoughts

    How many people will die of strokes weeks after the vaccine and never realize the stroke was caused by the vaccine?

    What could be a direct link to the vaccine will be obscured because ‘stroke is common in that age group’

    If you have a high forehead (which means more blood vessels to pop in your brain) then maybe the vaccine is not for you

    I love all the handwaving you guys do…Some people of course would die from the vaccine…we knew that

    So we have bell’s palsy, this blood disorder which leads to stroke, miscarriages (oh yes), killing over 75s in Norway

    But those deaths are fine…aok.

    I’m thinking by the end of this …more years lost will be due to the vaccine then to Covid

    That Florida doctor was worth maybe 10-50 elderly Covid patients (not pushed over the cliff by Cuomo) in years lost

    That One Doctor was worth MORE than a dozen Covid elderly deaths and you all know it

    Prince Phillip is in the hospital suspiciously around the time of his second dose…just sayin’!

  135. @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Everyone knew going in that every vaccine has rare and sometimes deadly side effects that don't necessarily show up in trials - if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and there are 50,000 people in your trial, you're probably not going to have even 1 case. No one ever said that the vaccine is 100% safe - there's nothing in life that's 100%. Some uniquely sensitive people die from taking aspirin or eating a peanut butter sandwich.

    Then again, if the frequency of a side effect is 1 in 1,000,000 and the risk of dying from covid is 1 in 100, then I'd say it's worth taking the risk no matter how high your forehead is.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @YetAnotherAnon

    I’m not anti-vaccine, I just think that “knowledge is good”. I was interested to read about the MMR cases, anyone in the UK worried about MMR is subject to abuse or worse from “the medical community”. There’s been another similar death btw, a young mother in her 20s who died after her second jab.

    Although I fail to see the logic of the UK Government position, which is that everyone should have it. I gather the argument is currently

    a) the vaccine won’t necessarily prevent you getting CV19

    b) nor will it neccessarily prevent you being infectious and passing it on

    c) but it will hugely lower your chances of becoming seriously ill with it

    So far so good, but then we get to

    d) even after we’ve jabbed everyone in a high risk group, we STILL have to practise social distancing and keep pubs/clubs/restaurants shut.

    Why?

    e) we should jab the entire population – the UK is even running a test scheme of vaccinating children.

    Why?

    I can see there may be a small population of unfortunates who can’t have the jab or who even a mild infection could kill, but the only thing we can do for them is test, test and test again – not the unfortunates, but the people who work with or socialise with them. Hospital medics I know are being tested twice a week – perhaps it should be twice a day.

    You start to wonder if the 12 weeks between jabs the UK is mass-experimenting with is being done to justify lockdown for another 3 months.

  136. @Percy Jenkins
    Uh you guys do know that you lost and everyone disagrees with you

    That tells you something right there

    There is a reason you guys beliefs are unpopular and is dwindling

    The only people who believe what you believe are impotent old white males

    Replies: @El Dato, @Oswald Spengler, @AceDeuce, @but an humble craftsman, @MEH 0910, @Dwright, @Old and Grumpy, @John Cunningham, @Forbes, @fish, @Reg Cæsar, @Eric Novak

    TINY DUCK! TINY DUCK! TINY DUCK!

  137. @I, Libertine
    Almost entirely OT: I just noticed that Taki's Mag has been removed from the link list on the Drudge Report. When did that happen?

    More proof, as if any were needed, that's he's not merely a NeverTrumper. He's been completely blue-pilled.

    I've never understood how people in the public eye can suddenly change their entire outlook on politics and society without at least offering an explanation.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes, @Eric Novak

    Drudge was on InfoWars with Alex Jones around the time the Trump administration was deciding what to do with FCC Net Neutrality policy. He was terrified that the abandonment of net neutrality would lead to the end of Drudge Report, and his attitude towards the Trump administration as reflected in what news Drudge reported on Trump changed at that time.

  138. @Anonymous
    I always thought that Socrates was -famously- "forced to drink Hemlock", which is an infusion of the plant of the same name.

    Replies: @Observator

    Strictly speaking, Socrates wasn’t forced to drink the poison. His friends were ready to bribe his accommodating prison guards so he could escape with his life into exile. Socrates refused to do so, and in voluntarily consuming the hemlock draught he effectively committed suicide, rather than betray the principles by which he had lived his life.

    His crime, interestingly, was corrupting the youth of Athens. He taught such impieties as that the sun was a hot rock in the sky, rather than Apollo’s fiery chariot pulled by four magnificent steeds. Religious doctrine and state power combined still produce regrettable consequences to this day.

  139. @Kaye M
    @Jack D

    Death isn’t the only consideration. However, fear of death is the great motivator...

    Despite the attempt to separate the tragic consequence of rushing Thalidomide to market vs Covid vaccine push... by “assuring” that testing is more stringent as a result of that disaster... truth is... Covid vaccine was not properly tested.

    Also, the Swine Flu vaccine and it’s subsequent destruction by almost every country, as a result of “unproven” connection to Guillain Barre Syndrome.

    The oral polio vaccine (oral only)... has now resulted in a re-emergence of polio...

    I’m not an anti-vaxxer by any stretch... but, if they’re advising people take the vaccine... while simultaneously cautioning that wearing 3 masks, distancing, and isolating are still required for the foreseeable... I’ve got some questions...

    Replies: @Jack D

    Covid vaccine was not properly tested.

    It received the same FDA approved phased trials as any other drug. Plus the vaccines have now been given to millions of people and the observed side effects have been pretty much in line with the trials. Thalidomide was never sold in the US because it did not, and could not, have gotten past the FDA approval process which is the world gold standard for a good reason.

    You sure sound like an anti-vaxxer to me, despite your denials. Is there some vaccine that you do like? Covid – no, polio – no, swine flu – no.

    Given the emergence of new strains against which the existing vaccines seem less effective (the result of having the virus in wide circulation – the sooner we can get everyone vaccinated the fewer the opportunities for mutation) its wise for even the vaccinated to continue to take reasonable precautions until herd immunity is achieved and the stuff stops circulating in the community. At this point everyone expects to see you in a mask anyway so going around maskless is only going to create issues, whether you are vaccinated or not.

    • Replies: @Kaye M
    @Jack D

    My kids were vaccinated... I repeat... I am not anti-vaxx.

    Again, there are some things worse than dying. You continue to repeat that there is a minimal risk at time of vaccination... while I continue to repeat that long term side effects are unproven as the usual 10-14 year testing of a new vaccine has been set aside...

    Approved by the FDA, or not, long term risk has not been assessed. What are the risks 5, 10, 25 years down the line... I’d accept the risk of contracting Covid and recovering, as is the most likely outcome, than rolling the dice with a vaccine that may/may not seriously diminish my quality of life.

    We accept death by all manner of disease & illness... cancer... flu... but, strangely... not a single person can be permitted to die from Covid.

    , @Kaye M
    @Jack D

    Missed opportunity to edit previous comment... you can also check out the rise & fall of AZT.

    Because, you know, decades from now... when we find out what *really* happened in the trials... assuming we’ll still have access to information, of course...

  140. @Jack D
    @Kaye M


    Covid vaccine was not properly tested.
     
    It received the same FDA approved phased trials as any other drug. Plus the vaccines have now been given to millions of people and the observed side effects have been pretty much in line with the trials. Thalidomide was never sold in the US because it did not, and could not, have gotten past the FDA approval process which is the world gold standard for a good reason.

    You sure sound like an anti-vaxxer to me, despite your denials. Is there some vaccine that you do like? Covid - no, polio - no, swine flu - no.

    Given the emergence of new strains against which the existing vaccines seem less effective (the result of having the virus in wide circulation - the sooner we can get everyone vaccinated the fewer the opportunities for mutation) its wise for even the vaccinated to continue to take reasonable precautions until herd immunity is achieved and the stuff stops circulating in the community. At this point everyone expects to see you in a mask anyway so going around maskless is only going to create issues, whether you are vaccinated or not.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @Kaye M

    My kids were vaccinated… I repeat… I am not anti-vaxx.

    Again, there are some things worse than dying. You continue to repeat that there is a minimal risk at time of vaccination… while I continue to repeat that long term side effects are unproven as the usual 10-14 year testing of a new vaccine has been set aside…

    Approved by the FDA, or not, long term risk has not been assessed. What are the risks 5, 10, 25 years down the line… I’d accept the risk of contracting Covid and recovering, as is the most likely outcome, than rolling the dice with a vaccine that may/may not seriously diminish my quality of life.

    We accept death by all manner of disease & illness… cancer… flu… but, strangely… not a single person can be permitted to die from Covid.

  141. @Jack D
    @Kaye M


    Covid vaccine was not properly tested.
     
    It received the same FDA approved phased trials as any other drug. Plus the vaccines have now been given to millions of people and the observed side effects have been pretty much in line with the trials. Thalidomide was never sold in the US because it did not, and could not, have gotten past the FDA approval process which is the world gold standard for a good reason.

    You sure sound like an anti-vaxxer to me, despite your denials. Is there some vaccine that you do like? Covid - no, polio - no, swine flu - no.

    Given the emergence of new strains against which the existing vaccines seem less effective (the result of having the virus in wide circulation - the sooner we can get everyone vaccinated the fewer the opportunities for mutation) its wise for even the vaccinated to continue to take reasonable precautions until herd immunity is achieved and the stuff stops circulating in the community. At this point everyone expects to see you in a mask anyway so going around maskless is only going to create issues, whether you are vaccinated or not.

    Replies: @Kaye M, @Kaye M

    Missed opportunity to edit previous comment… you can also check out the rise & fall of AZT.

    Because, you know, decades from now… when we find out what *really* happened in the trials… assuming we’ll still have access to information, of course…

  142. @Ben Kurtz
    @Jack D

    Your numbers are off by greater than a factor of 2x or 3x -- it's more like one or two orders of magnitude.

    The COVID infection fatality rate for "young" people -- say, in their 20s -- is around 1 in 10,000. And most of that mortality is driven by young people with known risk factors such as obesity. The IFR for young healthy people is almost certainly closer to 1 in 100,000. When you reach school age children, we've almost certainly lost more physically healthy students to lockdown-induced suicides these past 12 months than we ever would have lost to COVID had we just sent all the healthy kids to school the whole time and told them to get on with life.

    For anyone under age 40 and in generally good health the case for getting the COVID vaccine is very weak. I would strongly advise against it -- both because it is very difficult to quantify the exact amount risk you are assuming in exchange for such a meagre benefit AND because you would be taking a scarce dose away from an old person who is vastly more at risk from the disease, to the point where running a difficult to quantify but still (safe to assume) fairly low vaccine side effect risk is worth it to that senior citizen.

    For those between 40 and 65 and in generally good health the numbers could plausibly be massaged into favoring vaccination, but my leaning remains against the vaccine -- that's mainly down to my hippie / conservative "less is more" approach to medical care. I was brought up in the House of God: "Law XIII. The delivery of medical care is to do as much nothing as possible."

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    You don’t get it. Public schools are places where:

    • communicable diseases spread like wildfire.
    • kids get bullied (or worse).
    • miseducation is provided.
    • tax dollars are burned.

    The kids are better off at home — even alone, or hanging out on the streets.

  143. @RichardTaylor
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg Caesar is an anti-White troll. Why he's tolerated I have no idea. It's sad that a few people still don't understand the game he's playing.

    Replies: @iDeplorable

    Reg Caesar is an anti-White troll

    Reg is a geriatric with nothing else to do but post here. He’s Comment Diarrhea. Almost 7,000 comments in 2020 and closing on 1,000 in 2021 and not one of them is insightful or adds anything to the discussion.

    Add him to your Commenters to Ignore and move on, though you’ll be shocked at the volume of grayed-out posts with either Rag or Achnad Doucheman (another geriatric) at the top.

  144. I just want to say that we should understand that any theory could be wrong, or at least not as universally applicable as we think.

    We always need to be asking “what if it were wrong?” How would we know?

  145. Steve,

    I see you added a mention of scurvy, beriberi is another chapter in this saga.

    From The Atlantic
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/10/how-sick-chickens-and-rice-led-scientists-to-vitamin-b1/381903/

    The discovery of vitamin B1 began with a search for microbes. In the late 1800s, microbes were the hot new idea in medical science: Louis Pasteur had recently linked disease to germs, and doctors were looking for microscopic explanations for all kinds of ailments. Even when those ailments had nothing to do with germs at all.

    Take beriberi for example—a common disease that could cause nerve damage or heart failure. Beriberi had already been linked with diet, but when Dutch scientists started looking for its cause, they thought they might be looking for a microbe. To find that microbe, they tried infecting small animals (rabbits, monkeys, chickens) with the disease by exposing them to blood and urine from animals with beriberi.

    Eijkman was stuck in a rut of bacteriological thinking, so that even when he did discover that it was a substance in the husks of unpolished rice curing the chickens of beriberi he at first thought it was doing so by protecting against an infection. According to a World Neurology article on Gerrit Grijns neglected role,

    Grijns developed a new pathophysiological concept — dietary deficiency of a micronutrient causing neurological disease, while Eijkman recognized a role of dietary factors, but never fully moved beyond increasingly improbable bacteriological mechanisms.

    Back in those days it was thought a complete diet only needed to include basics like fats, proteins carbs, salt, water.

    The Japanese Navy had already figured out a dietary role for beriberi and eliminated it https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3725862/
    though the Japanese army doctors apparently knew better. From wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takaki_Kanehiro?oldformat=true

    Although Takaki clearly established that the cause was due to nutritional issues, this conflicted with the prevailing idea among medical scientists that beriberi was an infectious disease. The Imperial Japanese Army, which was dominated by doctors from Tokyo Imperial University, persisted in their belief that beriberi was an infectious disease, and refused to implement a remedy for decades. In the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, over 200,000 soldiers suffered from beriberi — 27,000 fatally, compared to 47,000 deaths from combat.

    More on the beriberi and vitamin story can be found at the Nobel Prize site
    Eijkman lecture
    https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1929/eijkman/lecture/
    The Nobel Prize and the Discovery of Vitamins
    https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/uncategorized/the-nobel-prize-and-the-discovery-of-vitamins/

    The miasma theory of disease was extant during von Humboldt’s voyages around South America, and he very scientifically took samples of the air near the swamps and subjected it to various tests.

    The proponents of phlogiston now get a worse name than they deserve; it was at the time a reasonable theory, and, more importantly its proponents were reasonable men. Joseph Priestley’s defence of phlogiston can be read here https://web.lemoyne.edu/~giunta/phlogiston.html and begins with this preamble

    Having drawn up a short defense of the doctrine of phlogiston, I take the liberty of inscribing it to you, as the principal advocates for the Antiphlogistic theory. My view in this is to draw your attention once more to the subject, and I request the favour of an answer to my objections. I hope I am not wanting in a proper deference to the opinion of men so justly eminent as yourselves and your friends in France, and also that of great numbers in England, and wherever chemistry is known, who have adopted your hypothesis. But you will agree with me, that no man ought to surrender his own judgment to any mere authority, however respectable. Otherwise, our own system would never have been advanced.

    As you would not, I am persuaded, have your reign to resemble that of Robespierre, few as we are who remain disaffected, we hope you had rather gain us by persuasion, than silence us by power. And though we are all apt to flatter ourselves, we hope we are as willing to be influenced by the former, as we are inflexible to the latter. If you gain as much by your answer to me, as you did by that to Mr. Kirwan, your power will be universally established, and there will be no Vendée in you dominions.

    Differing as we do in this respect, we all agree in our wishes for the prevalence of truth, and also of peace, which is wanted as much for the interests of philosophy, as those of humanity. And on this account I earnestly wish success to the arms of France, which has done me the honour to adopt me when I was persecuted and rejected in my native country. With great satisfaction, therefore, I subscribe myself

    If only the proponents of systemic racism were as polite and scientific.

    The main difference between the miasma theorists and the phlogiston theorists on the one hand and the systemic racism theorists on the other, is that the systemic racism theorists deny the null hypothesis that groups with different evolutionary histories will differ. They are not trying to explain anything that needs explaining, they are less scientific right from the start. Explicating the mechanisms of the difference, and teasing apart the contributions of ‘nature and nurture’ are worthy scientific endeavours, but throwing out the null hypothesis is a bad beginning.

    btw, it always annoys me that hereditarians will always say, ‘of course, I am not suggesting the entire difference between black and white IQ is explained by genetics’ in a tone indicative of desperation to be thought of as a nice and reasonable guy or gal. I don’t even concede that the gap isn’t narrowed by environment. The systemic-racism-believers will say the mind is like a muscle that is increased the more it is used, they will say that poor people suffer ego depletion by all the difficult trade-offs and penny counting, poverty forces you into, they will say being a white man is like playing a computer game on easy mode, unlike the challenging difficulty level on which blacks have to play Indeed, according to them, blacks have to be twice as good to get half as far. It stands to reason then that this environment must be a great workout for the black mind, and if it wasn’t for this challenging environment, as opposed to the easy street whites get, the natural IQ gap would be even greater.

    Which is all BS of course, but there is no reason to concede things that don’t need to be conceded at the beginning.

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