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I’ve long made fun of the Republican Brain Trust for consisting of bears of very little brain like Karl Rove. But Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson employs an advisor, Dominic Cummings, who actually is really smart.

Cummings recently advertised on his blog for

‘Two hands are a lot’ — we’re hiring data scientists, project managers, policy experts, assorted weirdos…

… There is a huge amount of low hanging fruit — trillion dollar bills lying on the street — in the intersection of:

  • the selection, education and training of people for high performance
    – the frontiers of the science of prediction
    – data science, AI and cognitive technologies (e.g Seeing Rooms, ‘authoring tools designed for arguing from evidence’, Tetlock/IARPA prediction tournaments that could easily be extended to consider ‘clusters’ of issues around themes like Brexit to improve policy and project management)
    – communication (e.g Cialdini)
    – decision-making institutions at the apex of government.

We want to hire an unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds to work in Downing Street with the best officials, some as spads and perhaps some as officials. If you are already an official and you read this blog and think you fit one of these categories, get in touch.

The categories are roughly:

Data scientists and software developers
Economists
Policy experts
Project managers
Communication experts
Junior researchers one of whom will also be my personal assistant
Weirdos and misfits with odd skills

We want to improve performance and make me much less important — and within a year largely redundant. At the moment I have to make decisions well outside what Charlie Munger calls my ‘circle of competence’ and we do not have the sort of expertise supporting the PM and ministers that is needed. This must change fast so we can properly serve the public.

So one of the weirdos hired was Andrew Sabisky, a 27 year old Anglican and super-forecaster. Lots of Sabisky’s old random web comments are being scrutinized, with everybody acting shocked, shocked. For example, from the Daily Mail today:

New calls for No10 to sack ‘weirdo’ advisor Andrew Sabisky, 27, who claimed black people are mentally inferior and advocated forcing ‘underclass’ to use contraception to boost society’s overall IQs
Ministers and special advisers are flatly refusing to work with Andrew Sabisky
The new hiring advocates extreme positions to enforce teenage contraception
He answered Number 10’s call for ‘weirdos and misfits’ and is now in Number 10
By JOE MIDDLETON and JACK ELSOM FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 19:52 EST, 16 February 2020 | UPDATED: 21:32 EST, 16 February 2020

He’s being dragged for having submitted a comment in 2014 (when he was about 21) to somebody else’s blog that asked for an explanation of why:

There are large differences in disabilities–or at least in disabilities treated in school–between black and white students. I don’t know if this is because students come to school with different disabilities, or if it is because the education system treats black and white students different with respect to disabilities. …

Black students are shockingly more likely to receive services for “Emotional Disturbance” or “Intellectual Disability.”

 

Any readers know what’s going on here?

Sabisky helpfully explained what has been Settled Science since Arthur Jensen’s 1969 Harvard Education Review article:

If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century’s worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100, then if IQ is normally distributed (which it is), you will see a far greater percentage of blacks than whites in the range of IQs 75 or below, at which point we are close to the typical boundary for mild mental retardation. Typically criminals with IQs below 70 cannot be executed in the USA, I believe.

That parsimoniously explains the greater diagnostic rates for blacks when it comes to “Intellectual disability”. It simply a consequence of the normal distribution of cognitive ability, because there are significant differences in the group means.

No idea about the “emotional disturbance” bit, though.

In the mid-1960s, Jensen, a top professor of educational psychology at Berkeley, was asked to look into a mystery besetting a local school: most of the white children who were declared to be suffering from intellectual disability because they had IQs below 70 were visibly suffering from Down Syndrome or some other Funny Looking Kid problem and were seen as retarded by their classmates on the playground. On the other hand, a much larger fraction of the black students scoring below 70 were normal-looking and socialized fine on the playground. What was wrong with the IQ test?

After intensive research, Jensen finally came to the conclusion that the IQ tests were fine: they predicted the future equally accurately for both whites and blacks. The cause was that whites and blacks had a difference in average of IQ of about one standard deviation (15 points), so 70 was two standard deviations below the white mean (2nd percentile) but only one standard deviation below the black mean (16th percentile).

As Linda Gottfredson explained in a 2002 article I wrote about the Supreme Court’s decision banning the death penalty for murderers with IQs below about 70:

The researchers said that the majority of low IQ individuals do not suffer from medical problems such as Down’s Syndrome. Gottfredson noted, “About 75 percent-80 percent of mental retardation is called ‘familial,’ because it mostly just represents the unlucky combinations of genes that are passed in the normal manner from parents to children. Only a small proportion of mental retardation is due to organic problems, such as chromosomal abnormalities or brain damage. This is just like height. Most very short people are perfectly normal.”

The stereotype that most low IQ children are what obstetricians often callously refer to in their notes as FLKs – “Funny Looking Kids” is not true. Elite members of American society tend not to realize this because when an extremely high-IQ person, such as a Supreme Court justice, has a retarded child, it’s generally due to organic causes.

Interestingly, the Berkeley schools were discovered, a half century later, to have the largest white-black gap of any public school district in the country.

 
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  1. Why does this article not have a title? A simple oversight?

    • Replies: @dearieme
    The title now available is quite brilliant: "The Latest Brouhaha ..."

    Maybe Steve should number them, thus "The Latest Brouhaha #92"
  2. Guess who just got married?

    Wish the newlyweds well!

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Per the White House: President Donald Trump attended the wedding of senior adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday evening
     
    Droit du seigneur.
    , @Cloudbuster
    Based on the left's hatred of this girl, I like her a lot:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/before-you-pity-her-pence-press-secretary-mocked-for-dating-stephen-miller

    , @International Jew
    She looks like Jerry Seinfeld's American Indian girlfriend. I suppose she's half-Chinese half Jewish. Oh man, talk about eugenics!
    , @Steve in Greensboro
    Stephen Miller has married up and good for him.
  3. Guess who just got married.

    Wish the newlyweds well.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Is she going to make him act "respectable" now?
  4. Previous discussion of Dominic Cummings on Unz from August 2019:

    […] amid dull shabbos-goyim like Javid and Patel, there is one figure of great intrinsic interest in the new [Boris Johnson] government. Who is that figure? It’s a stale pale male called Dominic Cummings, who […] is not a typical Western bureaucrat or official, trained in the slippery evasions of law or the nebulous abstractions of the humanities. Instead, he recognizes the vital importance of mathematics and science in the analysis of reality and the enhancement of what he calls “performance.”

    As his blog lays out in great detail, he wants to draw inspiration for better governance from hard sciences like physics and great technological feats like the moon landings. And Cummings will now be “advising” Boris Johnson at No. 10 itself. His advice will not be conventional, because Cummings despises and disdains the Civil Service and official government bureaucracy.

    He’s quite right to despise and disdain them. And he’s provided hard evidence of his own greater competence and abilities. Cummings was, in the view of many on the Left, the “evil genius” behind the successful campaign for Brexit. As he’s written at his blog: “But the fact that Cameron, Heywood (the most powerful civil servant) et al did not understand many basic features of how the world works is why I and a few others gambled on the referendum — we knew that the systemic dysfunction of our institutions and the influence of grotesque incompetents provided an opportunity for extreme leverage.”

    One very “basic feature” of “how the world works” is of course human genetics and its influence on cognition, psychology and “performance.” Does Cummings understand that feature? Well, he seems very careful to avoid the topic of racial and sexual differences in his public statements, but he is a good friend of the similarly interesting Chinese physicist Steve Hsu, who is not only a race realist but an actual and unabashed eugenicist. Cummings may be a eugenicist too, but he is certainly not a White nationalist. And he must have been certified fully kosher to become Johnson’s advisor.

    Nevertheless, his appointment is a very interesting development. At the very least, we can hope that he will be a fox among the chickens of the Civil Service and government bureaucracy. And once ideas like his are loose in the body politic, who knows what may follow?

    https://www.unz.com/article/a-government-of-grovelling-goys/

    • Replies: @Smithsonian_6

    One very “basic feature” of “how the world works” is of course human genetics and its influence on cognition, psychology and “performance.” Does Cummings understand that feature? Well, he seems very careful to avoid the topic of racial and sexual differences in his public statements
     
    Thoroughly understanding the subtle influences of genes and environment requires intelligence 2 SDs above the mean. Obscuring your knowledge sufficiently well to avoid getting cancelled requires an even rarer set of abilities.
  5. “bears of very little brain like Karl Rove” The snark I remember from the time was the neo cons were stupid like a fox. So how exactly did those “bears of very little brain” end up taking over the world?

    ” Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson employs an advisor, Dominic Cummings, who actually is really smart.” At this point the Europe’s problems may be intractable. For example, what if another wave of immigrants show up in Calais?

    • Replies: @bomag
    Here's what I read in your comment:

    At this point the Europe’s problems may be intractable. For example, when another wave of immigrants show up in Calais, what current programs are going to be cut to supply the needed transfer payments, and which current British citizens are going to lose their heritage to supply the juice for the new overlords?
     
    , @Redneck farmer
    Then Mr. Cummings can calculate the optimum bombing campaign by the RAF to disperse the wogs.
    , @Kronos

    So how exactly did those “bears of very little brain” end up taking over the world?
     
    Apparently, the Neocons had the money while the Paleoconservatives had the brains.
    , @FPD72
    Anybody who thinks that Rove is not “a bear of very little brain” didn’t watch him melt down on national TV while providing “expert analysis” during election night, 2012. Throw in his comments that Hispanics (illegitimacy rate 50%) are “natural conservatives” and it takes considerable mental gymnastics to believe anything else about his powers of analysis.
  6. FYI: No header/title appears for this post.

    Also, the PayPal link appearing under each post of yours is still broken (as I first reported last week).

  7. All well and good Steve but in the policy world Boris Johnson has, despite all the evidence and political pressure pointing the other way, actually managed to open the borders even more.

    https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2020/02/andrew-green-this-new-immigration-policy-poses-risks-for-the-conservative-party-and-the-country.html

    • Replies: @Fredrik
    This was the Brexit you voted for. There must be more immigrants so wages can be kept lower.

    Only a moron would vote Leave in order to decrease immigration because that wasn't ever on the agenda.
  8. “People in SW1 talk a lot about ‘diversity’ but they rarely mean ‘true cognitive diversity’. They are usually babbling about ‘gender identity diversity blah blah’. What SW1 needs is not more drivel about ‘identity’ and ‘diversity’ from Oxbridge humanities graduates but more genuine cognitive diversity.”

    That sounds familiar.

    Earlier in the piece he talks about how the Pentagon went from excellent development practices in the 40s and 50s to less effective practices after the mid 1960s. At the very least it’s refreshing to see someone close to senior leadership in a western nation admit this is so and seek out those who might start us in the right direction once again.

    • Replies: @El Dato

    Earlier in the piece he talks about how the Pentagon went from excellent development practices in the 40s and 50s to less effective practices after the mid 1960s.
     
    I think Pentagon development practices were pretty bad in the 40s, to a ridiculous degree. One really had to fire a whole bunch of ensconced medalbearers and promote high-risk/high-payoff unknowns (for example, the guy who recommended adorning ships with LOTS of anti-aircraft power) really fast really high.

    Thing is, there was a war to win: That's a relatively well-stated problem for which unpleasant externalities - dead people, pollution, enormous ecogolical and economic devastation - can be left as "problem for later" as people get rallied around the One True Goal with the hope Things Will Be Better (and there will be soap) Once We Have Kicked Some Ass. Modern problems are nothing like that - we are in quite some trouble and will be staying there for quite some time.

    This was also the time where specifically a lot of independent silos of knowledge could be profitably mixed together to lead to enormous advances in technology and organizational culture. WWI was not like that, and the 20-year War on Terror has really been a long slide in the opposite direction.
  9. Why doesn’t Cummings tell us what his IQ is, or if he doesn’t know, why doesn’t he take an IQ test and publicize the results in the interest of good, honest, transparent government?

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @El Dato
    https://i.imgur.com/kp6gONa.jpg
  10. Anglican just means de facto Catholic, I don’t get why Americans think Anglicanism is Protestant.

    • Disagree: Kronos
    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "Anglican just means de facto Catholic..."

    For worryheads like Chesterton that may have been true, but for most non-theological Brits historically in these matters it meant, NOT IRISH, THANK GOD!
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    A High Anglican service is almost identical to a Catholic one, and an ordinary one is still close enough that Catholics I know have no worries about taking Communion there, when it's Christmas Day and the nearest Catholic church is umpteen miles away.

    I hope Sabisky survives - that comment on IQ is reasonable and accurate. I note that most of the UK lefty fire is focused on a youthful opinion that contraception should be compulsory for some people, "as vaccination is" (it isn't AFAIK - the only compulsory thing in the UK is gay sex education, and I kid you not).

    , @Keypusher
    Thomas More and Thomas Cranmer disagree.
    , @Hibernian
    The Church of England was a schismatic catholic church for about 5-10 years. Then it came under first Lutheran and then Calvinist influence. Queen Mary returned England to Catholicism; then Queen Elizabeth made it Protestant again.

    England was a Republic, called the Commonwealth, under Oliver Cromwell. (The British, especially Margaret Thatcher during her time as PM, have exhibited amnesia about English/British Revolutions, and especially the Commonwealth/Republic.) During this time the C of E was Presbyterianized for a while, and then became Episcopal, but not truly Catholic, again.

    A little later, a restored King moved towards reestablishing Catholicism, which precipitated the "Glorious Revolution" of the Dutch Calvinist usurper King Billy, preserving the Protestant nature of the C of E. There has always been a High Church faction, but it was very small until the Oxford Movement of the 19th Century. Now there is not so much difference in services mainly because of the Protestantization of Catholicism following Vatican II.

    Henry VII's dissolution of the monasteries was at least in part justified by the Protestant theology which states that monasticism isn't in the Bible, and therefore has no legitimate basis. (This is incorrect. Jesus was the first monastic when he went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.)

    , @Cagey Beast
    Judging by the current pope, Catholicism is just Anglicanism on a time delay. If trends continue, they should be getting "our" priestesses and rainbow flags by 2040, at the latest.
    , @James J OMeara
    When Alan Watts was writing as an Episcopalian priest, such as in Behold the Spirit, he insisted on distinguishing what he [only him?] called Catholic Christianity, which included Anglicans, as opposed to "Protestantism" which was Lutherans etc.

    The Latin Mass group I occasionally hung out with in NYC would, in an emergency, attend some kind of autocephalic or something Ukrainian or something church in the East Village, and would rather die than attend a schismatic Episcopal church.
  11. @JohnnyWalker123
    Guess who just got married?

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1229245161592500225

    Wish the newlyweds well!

    Per the White House: President Donald Trump attended the wedding of senior adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday evening

    Droit du seigneur.

  12. Anonymous[112] • Disclaimer says:

    I find it surprising that the average white American IQ is 100, considering most European nations don’t have an average IQ of 100 only a few do and Americans are a huge mix of Europeans so it seems unlikely that they would overall be higher IQ than the European average which is below 100.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    The average IQ in America is now 98. Looks like the Turd World influx has done its job!
    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    I find it surprising that the average white American IQ is 100, considering most European nations don’t have an average IQ of 100 only a few do and Americans are a huge mix of Europeans so it seems unlikely that they would overall be higher IQ than the European average which is below 100.
     
    The old stock of white Americans derived principally from Northern Europe, specifically the British Isles and German speaking peoples of North Central Europe, for which an average IQ of 100 is about right.
  13. @George
    "bears of very little brain like Karl Rove" The snark I remember from the time was the neo cons were stupid like a fox. So how exactly did those "bears of very little brain" end up taking over the world?

    " Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson employs an advisor, Dominic Cummings, who actually is really smart." At this point the Europe's problems may be intractable. For example, what if another wave of immigrants show up in Calais?

    Here’s what I read in your comment:

    At this point the Europe’s problems may be intractable. For example, when another wave of immigrants show up in Calais, what current programs are going to be cut to supply the needed transfer payments, and which current British citizens are going to lose their heritage to supply the juice for the new overlords?

  14. In its original garbled form, Steve’s post appeared to attribute the “intellectual disability” quote to Cummings. It was so obviously unsayable by anyone anywhere near government that it set me searching. I found it had been unearthed from January 2014 by a pearl-clutching, horrified, yet clearly delighted goodthinker calling zirself CherryHill on the Guardian’s website at https://www.theguardian.com/discussion/p/da35f

  15. @George
    "bears of very little brain like Karl Rove" The snark I remember from the time was the neo cons were stupid like a fox. So how exactly did those "bears of very little brain" end up taking over the world?

    " Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson employs an advisor, Dominic Cummings, who actually is really smart." At this point the Europe's problems may be intractable. For example, what if another wave of immigrants show up in Calais?

    Then Mr. Cummings can calculate the optimum bombing campaign by the RAF to disperse the wogs.

  16. @JohnnyWalker123
    Guess who just got married.

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1229245161592500225

    Wish the newlyweds well.

    Is she going to make him act “respectable” now?

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    She actually seems like she's a good match -- got some fire in her.
    , @International Jew
    She's just as "bad" as he is! Beshert...
    https://www.businessinsider.com/katie-waldman-mike-pence-new-press-secretary-stephen-miller-2019-9
  17. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Why does this article not have a title? A simple oversight?

    The title now available is quite brilliant: “The Latest Brouhaha …”

    Maybe Steve should number them, thus “The Latest Brouhaha #92”

  18. He’s being dragged for having submitted a comment in 2014…

    In some recent conversations, I’ve suggested that our recent “cancel culture” and anti-racist sentiments reflects a natural fascism and police-statism of Black run areas: ghetto code is very conformist, with quick and violent consequences for those who step out of line, etc.

    Conversers tend to get uncomfortable and move away, so I guess it’s back to sports and the weather.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    The job description said "weirdo", didn't it?
    , @James J OMeara
    I wrote a book about that, but Amazon cancelled it.
    , @J.Ross
    Very very good point. The Red Ice Martinovsky interview demonstrates this exact same Shut! Up! mindset among educated Iranians in Sweden. Really, only a subset of white people have a natural understanding and liking of freedom of speech. Some others can learn it and accept it, but it's not their norm. And the real planetary norm is don't criticize your betters, don't stick out, don't call attention to yourself, don't imagine that being right somehow justifies complaint. These other people are not worried about who is right, they are baffled that we tolerate this insolence.
    The author of Fear City (about Juarez) described a Mexican journalist who just couldn't understand why the police captain was visiting him at home in uniform after a story about corruption, and was innocent enough to imagine that demonstrating the veracity of the story might change the captain's mind. And we have the recent example of Chinese social media damage control babbling about how racism is worse than not being able to breathe.
    The other evening a jazz radio program had a lot of flat out lying. They played songs which went back over recent African American events like the police blood libel rioting, and all the songs were nakedly propagandistic and brazenly dishonest. I like to think that I could live next door to the host and get along with him, as he's smart, excellently-mannered, and somewhat old-fashioned (when one of his political-historical songs used a certain word he apologized for three and a half minutes, and made clear that he does not endorse or condone such), but he would probably try to get me swatted for owning a certain kind of baseball cap.
    Here are two examples from that playlist which illustrate bomag's point, the first in the sense that it's a jazz song built around a falsehood and its performance depends on everybody agreeing with it, the second a direct and quite nasty example of the ghetto conformist impulse in action, made into a free form jazz song by layering percussion under a recorded rant:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOASlOO0Nx0
    The cop she's talking about arresting is of course the guy who got attacked by a huge psychopath walking in the traffic after committing a burglary and then attempting to steal the officer's gun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxafc7dn-Sw
    If you look for Senator Flowers you can see the raw footage the song was made from.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    No, no, no, not the weather!.
  19. @Anonymous
    Anglican just means de facto Catholic, I don't get why Americans think Anglicanism is Protestant.

    “Anglican just means de facto Catholic…”

    For worryheads like Chesterton that may have been true, but for most non-theological Brits historically in these matters it meant, NOT IRISH, THANK GOD!

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    Historically, quite a few prominent Anglicans were Irish. For the thousandth time, please don't apply the old northeastern American pecking order to other places and times.
  20. @Anonymous
    Anglican just means de facto Catholic, I don't get why Americans think Anglicanism is Protestant.

    A High Anglican service is almost identical to a Catholic one, and an ordinary one is still close enough that Catholics I know have no worries about taking Communion there, when it’s Christmas Day and the nearest Catholic church is umpteen miles away.

    I hope Sabisky survives – that comment on IQ is reasonable and accurate. I note that most of the UK lefty fire is focused on a youthful opinion that contraception should be compulsory for some people, “as vaccination is” (it isn’t AFAIK – the only compulsory thing in the UK is gay sex education, and I kid you not).

    • Replies: @JMcG
    I don’t mean to be insulting, but a real Catholic would consider communion at an Anglican service as no different than the wine and bread you’d get before a meal at an Italian restaurant. I’ve exaggerated for effect, of course.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/16/tory-aide-wants-enforced-contraception-to-curb-pregnancies

    “One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies, creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception and (at? YAA) the onset of puberty,” he wrote. “Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue.”
     
    You can imagine how eagerly parents would look forward to their 12 year old daughters being put on the pill. Still, it was 6 years ago. I might write to him suggesting instead that all legislation affecting children should have to be approved by a referendum of parents only, the childless being disenfranchised.
    , @Ed
    He hasn’t tweeted in 2 days but that’s not unusual for him. His 2nd to last tweet is a retweet of the article condemning him. So he may not be too worried about it either way.

    https://twitter.com/estwebber/status/1228651882006089728?s=21

    I hope he survives too, if he was stateside he would under Trump.
  21. I think he reads Steve Sailer. Google returns only two mentions of trillion dollar bills lying in the street recently:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/mentor-and-protege-lookalikes-vannevar-bush-and-claude-shannon/

    • Agree: Desiderius
  22. @Anonymous
    Anglican just means de facto Catholic, I don't get why Americans think Anglicanism is Protestant.

    Thomas More and Thomas Cranmer disagree.

  23. @JohnnyWalker123
    Guess who just got married?

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1229245161592500225

    Wish the newlyweds well!
  24. @Redneck farmer
    Is she going to make him act "respectable" now?

    She actually seems like she’s a good match — got some fire in her.

  25. Black students are shockingly more likely to receive services for “Emotional Disturbance”

    Shockingly in the sense that Captain Renault was shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.

  26. @YetAnotherAnon
    A High Anglican service is almost identical to a Catholic one, and an ordinary one is still close enough that Catholics I know have no worries about taking Communion there, when it's Christmas Day and the nearest Catholic church is umpteen miles away.

    I hope Sabisky survives - that comment on IQ is reasonable and accurate. I note that most of the UK lefty fire is focused on a youthful opinion that contraception should be compulsory for some people, "as vaccination is" (it isn't AFAIK - the only compulsory thing in the UK is gay sex education, and I kid you not).

    I don’t mean to be insulting, but a real Catholic would consider communion at an Anglican service as no different than the wine and bread you’d get before a meal at an Italian restaurant. I’ve exaggerated for effect, of course.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    Yes, you've exaggerated, but it would be a good description of the Eucharist, such as it is, at a Congregationalist church. Anglicans believe in the Real Presence, but not Transubstantiation. Or at least they used to.
  27. @YetAnotherAnon
    A High Anglican service is almost identical to a Catholic one, and an ordinary one is still close enough that Catholics I know have no worries about taking Communion there, when it's Christmas Day and the nearest Catholic church is umpteen miles away.

    I hope Sabisky survives - that comment on IQ is reasonable and accurate. I note that most of the UK lefty fire is focused on a youthful opinion that contraception should be compulsory for some people, "as vaccination is" (it isn't AFAIK - the only compulsory thing in the UK is gay sex education, and I kid you not).

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/16/tory-aide-wants-enforced-contraception-to-curb-pregnancies

    “One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies, creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception and (at? YAA) the onset of puberty,” he wrote. “Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue.”

    You can imagine how eagerly parents would look forward to their 12 year old daughters being put on the pill. Still, it was 6 years ago. I might write to him suggesting instead that all legislation affecting children should have to be approved by a referendum of parents only, the childless being disenfranchised.

    • Replies: @anon

    You can imagine how eagerly parents would look forward to their 12 year old daughters being put on the pill.
     
    The term used was ''long term contraception'', so perhaps he was referring to Depo Provera injections?
    That's already been used by the Queensland Health Department on girls in some North Queensland Aboriginal Communities to prevent early teenage pregnancies back in the 1980s.
    , @Hunsdon
    The solution I came up with 20 or 30 years ago, was to offer a $1,000 tax credit to parents of children who had the procedure done.
  28. We follow each other on Twitter, smart guy. Tweets mostly about religion these days. People really have nothing better to do than to search for old tweets and comments to blogs?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    The Tweeter Inquisition is become a whole industry.

    One should start Retreats, Cruises and Monasteries where "concerned people" get instructed in, and learn a lot about, Tweeter Inquisition and the creation of Deep Psychological Profiles of Evil based on the results. For a fee.
    , @inselaffen
    Should be clear by now that searching old tweets and comments of political enemies is a proven effective tactic to deplatform them, not just something some bored kid with a bit too much time on their hands is doing for lack of something better...
  29. @YetAnotherAnon
    A High Anglican service is almost identical to a Catholic one, and an ordinary one is still close enough that Catholics I know have no worries about taking Communion there, when it's Christmas Day and the nearest Catholic church is umpteen miles away.

    I hope Sabisky survives - that comment on IQ is reasonable and accurate. I note that most of the UK lefty fire is focused on a youthful opinion that contraception should be compulsory for some people, "as vaccination is" (it isn't AFAIK - the only compulsory thing in the UK is gay sex education, and I kid you not).

    He hasn’t tweeted in 2 days but that’s not unusual for him. His 2nd to last tweet is a retweet of the article condemning him. So he may not be too worried about it either way.

    I hope he survives too, if he was stateside he would under Trump.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    That’s doubtful if past performance is any guide. The Trump admin has been a slaughterhouse for non-establishment types.
  30. @JohnnyWalker123
    Guess who just got married?

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1229245161592500225

    Wish the newlyweds well!

    She looks like Jerry Seinfeld’s American Indian girlfriend. I suppose she’s half-Chinese half Jewish. Oh man, talk about eugenics!

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    She looks strangely Asian, but appears to be 100% Jewish. Her parents appear to be both ashkenazi (Waldman, Bekoff), not sure about grandparents though.

    https://dailyentertainmentnews.com/politics/meet-stephen-millers-girlfriend-katie-waldman/
    , @ScarletNumber

    I suppose she’s half-Chinese half Jewish.
     
    Donna Chang?
    , @Lot
    As best I can tell, Katie is either German, AJ, or a mix. Her mother’s maiden name of Bekoff is somewhat rare and clustered in Maine, Massachusetts, and South Florida, and obits of such people indicate both Christian and Jewish faith.

    More photos of the lovely bride here:

    https://dailyentertainmentnews.com/politics/meet-stephen-millers-girlfriend-katie-waldman/
    , @Servant of Gla'aki

    I suppose she’s half-Chinese...
     
    I don't know for sure, but I think she's just Sephardic.

    And freakin' hot, by my lights.
  31. @Redneck farmer
    Is she going to make him act "respectable" now?
    • Replies: @Glaivester
    Excellent.
    , @Redneck farmer
    Yeah!
    , @Desiderius
    Looks like Miller has finally gotten his T up.

    Only Trump could out-schnozz the establishment. Miller>Weissman by a nose.
  32. @bomag

    He’s being dragged for having submitted a comment in 2014...
     
    In some recent conversations, I've suggested that our recent "cancel culture" and anti-racist sentiments reflects a natural fascism and police-statism of Black run areas: ghetto code is very conformist, with quick and violent consequences for those who step out of line, etc.

    Conversers tend to get uncomfortable and move away, so I guess it's back to sports and the weather.

    The job description said “weirdo”, didn’t it?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    The job description said “weirdo”, didn’t it?
     
    The Tories have always hired weirdos. Although usually the kind who end up dying of heart attacks while handcuffed in the flat of their dominatrix.
  33. The fact that most low IQ people look normal throws a lot of people off is a great point. A politician might tour a troubled elementary school and think “these kids all look like regular kids, we just need to make sure they all have iPads like the rich kids and things will turn around.” Most teachers and administrators know better but aren’t going to dissuade politicians from blessing them with increases in pay or resources in a fruitless effort to make all kids above average.

    Same applies to higher ed and the quest to get more people enrolled with easily obtainable loans which the taxpayers will ultimately have to bail out.

  34. @International Jew
    She's just as "bad" as he is! Beshert...
    https://www.businessinsider.com/katie-waldman-mike-pence-new-press-secretary-stephen-miller-2019-9

    Excellent.

  35. @Anonymous
    Anglican just means de facto Catholic, I don't get why Americans think Anglicanism is Protestant.

    The Church of England was a schismatic catholic church for about 5-10 years. Then it came under first Lutheran and then Calvinist influence. Queen Mary returned England to Catholicism; then Queen Elizabeth made it Protestant again.

    England was a Republic, called the Commonwealth, under Oliver Cromwell. (The British, especially Margaret Thatcher during her time as PM, have exhibited amnesia about English/British Revolutions, and especially the Commonwealth/Republic.) During this time the C of E was Presbyterianized for a while, and then became Episcopal, but not truly Catholic, again.

    A little later, a restored King moved towards reestablishing Catholicism, which precipitated the “Glorious Revolution” of the Dutch Calvinist usurper King Billy, preserving the Protestant nature of the C of E. There has always been a High Church faction, but it was very small until the Oxford Movement of the 19th Century. Now there is not so much difference in services mainly because of the Protestantization of Catholicism following Vatican II.

    Henry VII’s dissolution of the monasteries was at least in part justified by the Protestant theology which states that monasticism isn’t in the Bible, and therefore has no legitimate basis. (This is incorrect. Jesus was the first monastic when he went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.)

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    You sound like Bloomberg describing farming. Can’t believe you didn’t mention Glencoe.
  36. @Anonymous
    I find it surprising that the average white American IQ is 100, considering most European nations don't have an average IQ of 100 only a few do and Americans are a huge mix of Europeans so it seems unlikely that they would overall be higher IQ than the European average which is below 100.

    The average IQ in America is now 98. Looks like the Turd World influx has done its job!

  37. Ministers and special advisers are flatly refusing to work with Andrew Sabisky

    Yeah more assholes to throw into the Channel.

    Isn’t there a little island that the Germans invaded that can be repurposed for the “Ministry of Woke (you cannot leave)”?

  38. @George
    "bears of very little brain like Karl Rove" The snark I remember from the time was the neo cons were stupid like a fox. So how exactly did those "bears of very little brain" end up taking over the world?

    " Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson employs an advisor, Dominic Cummings, who actually is really smart." At this point the Europe's problems may be intractable. For example, what if another wave of immigrants show up in Calais?

    So how exactly did those “bears of very little brain” end up taking over the world?

    Apparently, the Neocons had the money while the Paleoconservatives had the brains.

  39. @Ed
    We follow each other on Twitter, smart guy. Tweets mostly about religion these days. People really have nothing better to do than to search for old tweets and comments to blogs?

    The Tweeter Inquisition is become a whole industry.

    One should start Retreats, Cruises and Monasteries where “concerned people” get instructed in, and learn a lot about, Tweeter Inquisition and the creation of Deep Psychological Profiles of Evil based on the results. For a fee.

  40. @International Jew
    She's just as "bad" as he is! Beshert...
    https://www.businessinsider.com/katie-waldman-mike-pence-new-press-secretary-stephen-miller-2019-9

    Yeah!

  41. @Anonymous
    I find it surprising that the average white American IQ is 100, considering most European nations don't have an average IQ of 100 only a few do and Americans are a huge mix of Europeans so it seems unlikely that they would overall be higher IQ than the European average which is below 100.

    I find it surprising that the average white American IQ is 100, considering most European nations don’t have an average IQ of 100 only a few do and Americans are a huge mix of Europeans so it seems unlikely that they would overall be higher IQ than the European average which is below 100.

    The old stock of white Americans derived principally from Northern Europe, specifically the British Isles and German speaking peoples of North Central Europe, for which an average IQ of 100 is about right.

  42. @Ed
    He hasn’t tweeted in 2 days but that’s not unusual for him. His 2nd to last tweet is a retweet of the article condemning him. So he may not be too worried about it either way.

    https://twitter.com/estwebber/status/1228651882006089728?s=21

    I hope he survives too, if he was stateside he would under Trump.

    That’s doubtful if past performance is any guide. The Trump admin has been a slaughterhouse for non-establishment types.

    • Replies: @Ed
    Liberals have been calling for Stephen Miller's removal. Just last week Sen Kamala and a few other Dems wrote a statement to be removed. Trump attended his wedding yesterday.
  43. @Hibernian
    The Church of England was a schismatic catholic church for about 5-10 years. Then it came under first Lutheran and then Calvinist influence. Queen Mary returned England to Catholicism; then Queen Elizabeth made it Protestant again.

    England was a Republic, called the Commonwealth, under Oliver Cromwell. (The British, especially Margaret Thatcher during her time as PM, have exhibited amnesia about English/British Revolutions, and especially the Commonwealth/Republic.) During this time the C of E was Presbyterianized for a while, and then became Episcopal, but not truly Catholic, again.

    A little later, a restored King moved towards reestablishing Catholicism, which precipitated the "Glorious Revolution" of the Dutch Calvinist usurper King Billy, preserving the Protestant nature of the C of E. There has always been a High Church faction, but it was very small until the Oxford Movement of the 19th Century. Now there is not so much difference in services mainly because of the Protestantization of Catholicism following Vatican II.

    Henry VII's dissolution of the monasteries was at least in part justified by the Protestant theology which states that monasticism isn't in the Bible, and therefore has no legitimate basis. (This is incorrect. Jesus was the first monastic when he went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.)

    You sound like Bloomberg describing farming. Can’t believe you didn’t mention Glencoe.

  44. @International Jew
    She's just as "bad" as he is! Beshert...
    https://www.businessinsider.com/katie-waldman-mike-pence-new-press-secretary-stephen-miller-2019-9

    Looks like Miller has finally gotten his T up.

    Only Trump could out-schnozz the establishment. Miller>Weissman by a nose.

  45. This Glencoe:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glencoe,_Illinois

    &

    https://www.villageofglencoe.org

    Is not the same as this one:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glencoe,_Highland

    Which was the site of this massacre:

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

    As for Mayor Bloomberg and farming:

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/17/bloomberg-once-suggested-farming-factory-work-doesnt-require-much-gray-matter/

    He managed to demean both farmers and (largely) urban industrial workers. I think I showed a little more subtlety than he did. I admit it may have been a little over the top to string together the words “Dutch,” “Calvinist,” and “usurper.”

    My viewpoint owes more to high school history (in 80% Protestant Jr. and Sr. public high schools) and the National Review than to Irish Times (of which I was not aware until relatively recently.)

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    This is meant as a reply to Desiderius' reply to me. A direct reply to him became a general post due to my botching the process while going back and forth between reference sources and this page. Sorry.
  46. @Hibernian
    This Glencoe:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glencoe,_Illinois

    &

    https://www.villageofglencoe.org

    Is not the same as this one:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glencoe,_Highland

    Which was the site of this massacre:

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

    As for Mayor Bloomberg and farming:

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/17/bloomberg-once-suggested-farming-factory-work-doesnt-require-much-gray-matter/

    He managed to demean both farmers and (largely) urban industrial workers. I think I showed a little more subtlety than he did. I admit it may have been a little over the top to string together the words "Dutch," "Calvinist," and "usurper."

    My viewpoint owes more to high school history (in 80% Protestant Jr. and Sr. public high schools) and the National Review than to Irish Times (of which I was not aware until relatively recently.)

    This is meant as a reply to Desiderius’ reply to me. A direct reply to him became a general post due to my botching the process while going back and forth between reference sources and this page. Sorry.

  47. @Anon
    Why doesn't Cummings tell us what his IQ is, or if he doesn't know, why doesn't he take an IQ test and publicize the results in the interest of good, honest, transparent government?

  48. @International Jew
    She looks like Jerry Seinfeld's American Indian girlfriend. I suppose she's half-Chinese half Jewish. Oh man, talk about eugenics!

    She looks strangely Asian, but appears to be 100% Jewish. Her parents appear to be both ashkenazi (Waldman, Bekoff), not sure about grandparents though.

    https://dailyentertainmentnews.com/politics/meet-stephen-millers-girlfriend-katie-waldman/

    • Replies: @International Jew
    Looks more hispanoamerican to me now.
  49. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "Anglican just means de facto Catholic..."

    For worryheads like Chesterton that may have been true, but for most non-theological Brits historically in these matters it meant, NOT IRISH, THANK GOD!

    Historically, quite a few prominent Anglicans were Irish. For the thousandth time, please don’t apply the old northeastern American pecking order to other places and times.

    • Replies: @Crouchback
    The prominent Anglicans who were Irish were from the Ascendency, that is, the English who settled in Ireland. The Presbyterians of Ulster were largely from the English-Scottish border. The native Irish remained Catholic, with few exceptions.
  50. @68W58
    “People in SW1 talk a lot about ‘diversity’ but they rarely mean ‘true cognitive diversity’. They are usually babbling about ‘gender identity diversity blah blah’. What SW1 needs is not more drivel about ‘identity’ and ‘diversity’ from Oxbridge humanities graduates but more genuine cognitive diversity.”

    That sounds familiar.

    Earlier in the piece he talks about how the Pentagon went from excellent development practices in the 40s and 50s to less effective practices after the mid 1960s. At the very least it’s refreshing to see someone close to senior leadership in a western nation admit this is so and seek out those who might start us in the right direction once again.

    Earlier in the piece he talks about how the Pentagon went from excellent development practices in the 40s and 50s to less effective practices after the mid 1960s.

    I think Pentagon development practices were pretty bad in the 40s, to a ridiculous degree. One really had to fire a whole bunch of ensconced medalbearers and promote high-risk/high-payoff unknowns (for example, the guy who recommended adorning ships with LOTS of anti-aircraft power) really fast really high.

    Thing is, there was a war to win: That’s a relatively well-stated problem for which unpleasant externalities – dead people, pollution, enormous ecogolical and economic devastation – can be left as “problem for later” as people get rallied around the One True Goal with the hope Things Will Be Better (and there will be soap) Once We Have Kicked Some Ass. Modern problems are nothing like that – we are in quite some trouble and will be staying there for quite some time.

    This was also the time where specifically a lot of independent silos of knowledge could be profitably mixed together to lead to enormous advances in technology and organizational culture. WWI was not like that, and the 20-year War on Terror has really been a long slide in the opposite direction.

  51. @Anonymous
    Anglican just means de facto Catholic, I don't get why Americans think Anglicanism is Protestant.

    Judging by the current pope, Catholicism is just Anglicanism on a time delay. If trends continue, they should be getting “our” priestesses and rainbow flags by 2040, at the latest.

    • Replies: @Lot
    http://www.medium-auditive.fr/wp-content/themes/medium_auditive/images/tarot_de_marseille/tarot2.png
  52. Remember when the UK actually had an aerospace industry?

  53. @George
    "bears of very little brain like Karl Rove" The snark I remember from the time was the neo cons were stupid like a fox. So how exactly did those "bears of very little brain" end up taking over the world?

    " Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson employs an advisor, Dominic Cummings, who actually is really smart." At this point the Europe's problems may be intractable. For example, what if another wave of immigrants show up in Calais?

    Anybody who thinks that Rove is not “a bear of very little brain” didn’t watch him melt down on national TV while providing “expert analysis” during election night, 2012. Throw in his comments that Hispanics (illegitimacy rate 50%) are “natural conservatives” and it takes considerable mental gymnastics to believe anything else about his powers of analysis.

  54. @Ed
    We follow each other on Twitter, smart guy. Tweets mostly about religion these days. People really have nothing better to do than to search for old tweets and comments to blogs?

    Should be clear by now that searching old tweets and comments of political enemies is a proven effective tactic to deplatform them, not just something some bored kid with a bit too much time on their hands is doing for lack of something better…

  55. @International Jew
    She looks like Jerry Seinfeld's American Indian girlfriend. I suppose she's half-Chinese half Jewish. Oh man, talk about eugenics!

    I suppose she’s half-Chinese half Jewish.

    Donna Chang?

  56. There are three main levels of awareness on the subject of B/W cognitive differences: (A) acknowledging the raw data showing B/W IQ test score differences; (B) acknowledging that the tests are, in fact, validly measuring IQ difference; and (C) acknowleging that the difference is not 100% environmental.

    It used to be that even liberals could get away with A and B, so long as they made a big to-do about refusing to accept C. Now, it seems the PC police have moved on to brand anyone who is even aware of raw data as a nazi.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  57. @International Jew
    The job description said "weirdo", didn't it?

    The job description said “weirdo”, didn’t it?

    The Tories have always hired weirdos. Although usually the kind who end up dying of heart attacks while handcuffed in the flat of their dominatrix.

  58. @International Jew
    She looks like Jerry Seinfeld's American Indian girlfriend. I suppose she's half-Chinese half Jewish. Oh man, talk about eugenics!

    As best I can tell, Katie is either German, AJ, or a mix. Her mother’s maiden name of Bekoff is somewhat rare and clustered in Maine, Massachusetts, and South Florida, and obits of such people indicate both Christian and Jewish faith.

    More photos of the lovely bride here:

    https://dailyentertainmentnews.com/politics/meet-stephen-millers-girlfriend-katie-waldman/

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
    she seems pretty unambiguously jewish to me
    , @International Jew
    Hmm. Maybe her mom is Jewish. But her dad, Glenn Waldman? No way.
  59. @International Jew
    She looks like Jerry Seinfeld's American Indian girlfriend. I suppose she's half-Chinese half Jewish. Oh man, talk about eugenics!

    I suppose she’s half-Chinese…

    I don’t know for sure, but I think she’s just Sephardic.

    And freakin’ hot, by my lights.

  60. The “intellectual:wierdo” image depends on the boomer (and foregoing) norm and is a holdover from a time when people were permitted to approach girls, own homes, raise families, doubt experts and media, think for themselves, etc; therefore shouldn’t it be retired?

  61. trillion dollar bills lying on the street — in the intersection of…

    …Robert Mugabe Road and Simon Muzenda Street in downtown Harare:

    Aerial drone shot tracking Simon Muzenda St leading up to Harare Sports Club in Harare, during street celebrations following Robert Mugabe’s resignation as president of Zimbabwe

    • Replies: @International Jew
    If they were printing hundred-trillion notes, I don't imagine a measly single trillion was even worth picking up. What could it buy you? Maybe enough to get someone killed, and only if it wasn't a complicated job.
    , @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1229415213415485441
  62. Here is part of a daily beast article on Sabisky:

    “In the 2014 blog post, Sabisky is reported to have written: “If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century’s worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100, then if IQ is normally distributed, you will see a far greater percentage of blacks than whites in the range of IQs 75 or below, at which point we are close to the typical boundary for mild mental retardation.”

    The figures have no basis in truth.”

    No basis in truth and/or have been replicated over and over again for like a hundred years. like seriously, this has to be one of the most insane lies in an article ever.

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
    what's funny is reading the popular press you would think the idea that blacks have lower IQs than whites is controversial if not completely untrue...there is nothing controversial about it. What's controversial and not entirely settled is why they have lower IQs. They absolutely have lower IQs. that's just an empirical fact that has been replicated over-and-over-and-over again for a very long time.
  63. @Lot
    As best I can tell, Katie is either German, AJ, or a mix. Her mother’s maiden name of Bekoff is somewhat rare and clustered in Maine, Massachusetts, and South Florida, and obits of such people indicate both Christian and Jewish faith.

    More photos of the lovely bride here:

    https://dailyentertainmentnews.com/politics/meet-stephen-millers-girlfriend-katie-waldman/

    she seems pretty unambiguously jewish to me

  64. To be clear, it should go without saying that:
    1 – this guy is no relation or sympathy to our Jack D.
    2 – The BBC was “servile” to Boris in largely the same way that our newsmedia was professional and respectful toward President Trump.
    https://postimg.cc/JsWgGp4g

  65. @Lot
    As best I can tell, Katie is either German, AJ, or a mix. Her mother’s maiden name of Bekoff is somewhat rare and clustered in Maine, Massachusetts, and South Florida, and obits of such people indicate both Christian and Jewish faith.

    More photos of the lovely bride here:

    https://dailyentertainmentnews.com/politics/meet-stephen-millers-girlfriend-katie-waldman/

    Hmm. Maybe her mom is Jewish. But her dad, Glenn Waldman? No way.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    Glenn Greenwald
  66. @Dumbo
    She looks strangely Asian, but appears to be 100% Jewish. Her parents appear to be both ashkenazi (Waldman, Bekoff), not sure about grandparents though.

    https://dailyentertainmentnews.com/politics/meet-stephen-millers-girlfriend-katie-waldman/

    Looks more hispanoamerican to me now.

  67. @Reg Cæsar

    trillion dollar bills lying on the street — in the intersection of...
     
    ...Robert Mugabe Road and Simon Muzenda Street in downtown Harare:


    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71j-2%2B22P%2BL._SL1281_.jpg

    Aerial drone shot tracking Simon Muzenda St leading up to Harare Sports Club in Harare, during street celebrations following Robert Mugabe's resignation as president of Zimbabwe

    If they were printing hundred-trillion notes, I don’t imagine a measly single trillion was even worth picking up. What could it buy you? Maybe enough to get someone killed, and only if it wasn’t a complicated job.

  68. @LondonBob
    All well and good Steve but in the policy world Boris Johnson has, despite all the evidence and political pressure pointing the other way, actually managed to open the borders even more.

    https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2020/02/andrew-green-this-new-immigration-policy-poses-risks-for-the-conservative-party-and-the-country.html

    This was the Brexit you voted for. There must be more immigrants so wages can be kept lower.

    Only a moron would vote Leave in order to decrease immigration because that wasn’t ever on the agenda.

  69. @JMcG
    I don’t mean to be insulting, but a real Catholic would consider communion at an Anglican service as no different than the wine and bread you’d get before a meal at an Italian restaurant. I’ve exaggerated for effect, of course.

    Yes, you’ve exaggerated, but it would be a good description of the Eucharist, such as it is, at a Congregationalist church. Anglicans believe in the Real Presence, but not Transubstantiation. Or at least they used to.

    • Replies: @James J OMeara
    Tell me again about how Christianity promotes White solidarity.
  70. @bomag

    He’s being dragged for having submitted a comment in 2014...
     
    In some recent conversations, I've suggested that our recent "cancel culture" and anti-racist sentiments reflects a natural fascism and police-statism of Black run areas: ghetto code is very conformist, with quick and violent consequences for those who step out of line, etc.

    Conversers tend to get uncomfortable and move away, so I guess it's back to sports and the weather.

    I wrote a book about that, but Amazon cancelled it.

  71. @Hibernian
    Yes, you've exaggerated, but it would be a good description of the Eucharist, such as it is, at a Congregationalist church. Anglicans believe in the Real Presence, but not Transubstantiation. Or at least they used to.

    Tell me again about how Christianity promotes White solidarity.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Nor does it promote unicorn-fart powered perpetual motion machines.
  72. @Anonymous
    Anglican just means de facto Catholic, I don't get why Americans think Anglicanism is Protestant.

    When Alan Watts was writing as an Episcopalian priest, such as in Behold the Spirit, he insisted on distinguishing what he [only him?] called Catholic Christianity, which included Anglicans, as opposed to “Protestantism” which was Lutherans etc.

    The Latin Mass group I occasionally hung out with in NYC would, in an emergency, attend some kind of autocephalic or something Ukrainian or something church in the East Village, and would rather die than attend a schismatic Episcopal church.

  73. @bigdicknick
    Here is part of a daily beast article on Sabisky:

    "In the 2014 blog post, Sabisky is reported to have written: “If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century’s worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100, then if IQ is normally distributed, you will see a far greater percentage of blacks than whites in the range of IQs 75 or below, at which point we are close to the typical boundary for mild mental retardation.”

    The figures have no basis in truth."

    No basis in truth and/or have been replicated over and over again for like a hundred years. like seriously, this has to be one of the most insane lies in an article ever.

    what’s funny is reading the popular press you would think the idea that blacks have lower IQs than whites is controversial if not completely untrue…there is nothing controversial about it. What’s controversial and not entirely settled is why they have lower IQs. They absolutely have lower IQs. that’s just an empirical fact that has been replicated over-and-over-and-over again for a very long time.

  74. @JohnnyWalker123
    Guess who just got married?

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1229245161592500225

    Wish the newlyweds well!

    Stephen Miller has married up and good for him.

  75. • Replies: @J.Ross
    >sabisky out
    Reminder that Boris literally has a South Asian working as an all but declared Israeli agent and apparently that's okay.
    It hope it burns. I hope it all burns, and in the ashes, the various multikulties reassure each other, "I never like electricity anyway," and, "Yes, exposure to the elements is better than having to pay a white man a salary."
    https://www.businessinsider.com/the-priti-patel-israel-scandal-theresa-may-boris-johnson-2017-11?op=1
  76. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/hbdchick/status/1229516652699582466

    >sabisky out
    Reminder that Boris literally has a South Asian working as an all but declared Israeli agent and apparently that’s okay.
    It hope it burns. I hope it all burns, and in the ashes, the various multikulties reassure each other, “I never like electricity anyway,” and, “Yes, exposure to the elements is better than having to pay a white man a salary.”
    https://www.businessinsider.com/the-priti-patel-israel-scandal-theresa-may-boris-johnson-2017-11?op=1

  77. @Desiderius
    That’s doubtful if past performance is any guide. The Trump admin has been a slaughterhouse for non-establishment types.

    Liberals have been calling for Stephen Miller’s removal. Just last week Sen Kamala and a few other Dems wrote a statement to be removed. Trump attended his wedding yesterday.

  78. @International Jew
    Hmm. Maybe her mom is Jewish. But her dad, Glenn Waldman? No way.

    Glenn Greenwald

  79. @Cagey Beast
    Judging by the current pope, Catholicism is just Anglicanism on a time delay. If trends continue, they should be getting "our" priestesses and rainbow flags by 2040, at the latest.

  80. He’s resigned.

    In case anyone imagines otherwise, the kinds of views that are discussed around here are anathema to the outside world.

    If you are 18 and want to work in politics or the media, or in any gainful employment whatsoever, do not use your real name online.

    This applies even if you are “woke”, because you do not know what woke people will be required to believe 10 or 20 years from now.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    And if you are under 18, ask yourself if you expect to ever be 18.
  81. @bomag

    He’s being dragged for having submitted a comment in 2014...
     
    In some recent conversations, I've suggested that our recent "cancel culture" and anti-racist sentiments reflects a natural fascism and police-statism of Black run areas: ghetto code is very conformist, with quick and violent consequences for those who step out of line, etc.

    Conversers tend to get uncomfortable and move away, so I guess it's back to sports and the weather.

    Very very good point. The Red Ice Martinovsky interview demonstrates this exact same Shut! Up! mindset among educated Iranians in Sweden. Really, only a subset of white people have a natural understanding and liking of freedom of speech. Some others can learn it and accept it, but it’s not their norm. And the real planetary norm is don’t criticize your betters, don’t stick out, don’t call attention to yourself, don’t imagine that being right somehow justifies complaint. These other people are not worried about who is right, they are baffled that we tolerate this insolence.
    The author of Fear City (about Juarez) described a Mexican journalist who just couldn’t understand why the police captain was visiting him at home in uniform after a story about corruption, and was innocent enough to imagine that demonstrating the veracity of the story might change the captain’s mind. And we have the recent example of Chinese social media damage control babbling about how racism is worse than not being able to breathe.
    The other evening a jazz radio program had a lot of flat out lying. They played songs which went back over recent African American events like the police blood libel rioting, and all the songs were nakedly propagandistic and brazenly dishonest. I like to think that I could live next door to the host and get along with him, as he’s smart, excellently-mannered, and somewhat old-fashioned (when one of his political-historical songs used a certain word he apologized for three and a half minutes, and made clear that he does not endorse or condone such), but he would probably try to get me swatted for owning a certain kind of baseball cap.
    Here are two examples from that playlist which illustrate bomag’s point, the first in the sense that it’s a jazz song built around a falsehood and its performance depends on everybody agreeing with it, the second a direct and quite nasty example of the ghetto conformist impulse in action, made into a free form jazz song by layering percussion under a recorded rant:

    The cop she’s talking about arresting is of course the guy who got attacked by a huge psychopath walking in the traffic after committing a burglary and then attempting to steal the officer’s gun.

    If you look for Senator Flowers you can see the raw footage the song was made from.

  82. anon[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/16/tory-aide-wants-enforced-contraception-to-curb-pregnancies

    “One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies, creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception and (at? YAA) the onset of puberty,” he wrote. “Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue.”
     
    You can imagine how eagerly parents would look forward to their 12 year old daughters being put on the pill. Still, it was 6 years ago. I might write to him suggesting instead that all legislation affecting children should have to be approved by a referendum of parents only, the childless being disenfranchised.

    You can imagine how eagerly parents would look forward to their 12 year old daughters being put on the pill.

    The term used was ”long term contraception”, so perhaps he was referring to Depo Provera injections?
    That’s already been used by the Queensland Health Department on girls in some North Queensland Aboriginal Communities to prevent early teenage pregnancies back in the 1980s.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Or look up Ethiopian Jewish women in Israel and long-term contraceptives.
  83. @James N. Kennett
    He's resigned.

    In case anyone imagines otherwise, the kinds of views that are discussed around here are anathema to the outside world.

    If you are 18 and want to work in politics or the media, or in any gainful employment whatsoever, do not use your real name online.

    This applies even if you are "woke", because you do not know what woke people will be required to believe 10 or 20 years from now.

    And if you are under 18, ask yourself if you expect to ever be 18.

  84. @anon

    You can imagine how eagerly parents would look forward to their 12 year old daughters being put on the pill.
     
    The term used was ''long term contraception'', so perhaps he was referring to Depo Provera injections?
    That's already been used by the Queensland Health Department on girls in some North Queensland Aboriginal Communities to prevent early teenage pregnancies back in the 1980s.

    Or look up Ethiopian Jewish women in Israel and long-term contraceptives.

  85. @James J OMeara
    Tell me again about how Christianity promotes White solidarity.

    Nor does it promote unicorn-fart powered perpetual motion machines.

  86. @YetAnotherAnon
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/16/tory-aide-wants-enforced-contraception-to-curb-pregnancies

    “One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies, creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception and (at? YAA) the onset of puberty,” he wrote. “Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue.”
     
    You can imagine how eagerly parents would look forward to their 12 year old daughters being put on the pill. Still, it was 6 years ago. I might write to him suggesting instead that all legislation affecting children should have to be approved by a referendum of parents only, the childless being disenfranchised.

    The solution I came up with 20 or 30 years ago, was to offer a $1,000 tax credit to parents of children who had the procedure done.

  87. Anon[653] • Disclaimer says:

    Adam Rutherford seems to be suffering from self doubts. He needs to bolster his precarious deGrasse-Tyson-esque position as a scientist by using “Dr.” as a title in his Twitter feed (like black Harvard Law grads who use “Esq.”) and has as his description has “Back off man, I’m a scientist.” In his recent tweetstorm he spends quite a bit of time pumping his credentials: same university as Galton, is a “fellow” there (the academic equivalent of a “contributing editor”).

    The fact is, he hasn’t done any research since he got his degree. His final paper was published two years after he received his degree, reflecting time to publication. He was working on podcast production at Nature within three years of graduation and never looked back to research and academia after that. There’s a three-year blank in his resume post Ph.D. Unsuccessful academic job search? How did he pay the rent for those three years before he started writing and doing podcasts?

    Then his projection starts to manifest itself when he slimes everyone else as “scientifically illiterate cranks” who are “marshaling science into a political ideology.”

    After trashing others, he concedes that they are sort of right, or at least that their that there is a “far better” explanation, which seems less than definitively phrased.

    though cognitive abilities are most certainly heritable, this confused statement (and others) indicates a failure to understand this concept. Attainment gaps are far better explained by environmental differences than genetic (This is all in my book btw)

    And it’s a straw man, since few of the “scientifically illiterate cranks” ascribe the “attainment gap” entirely to genetics. At any rate, the strictly binary environment-genetic dichotomy is not even the way that geneticists deal with this anymore, with “nature of nurture” muddying things.

  88. No idea about the “emotional disturbance” bit, though.

    Thats when they go apeshit in the classroom.

  89. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    Sabisky’s Twitter account no longer exists. Looks like he deleted it. Too bad.

    He’s been a good forecaster at Good Judgment Open (gjo.com). From there, he was promoted to the exclusive “superforecaster” membership, which is probably what helped him to get hired in the first place. Shame on whoever made the decision to throw him under the bus. Having a spine does not seem to be dominant trend in British politicians.

    • Replies: @res
    It would be interesting to hear Dominic Cummings' take on all of this. I wonder if Steve Hsu knows.
  90. • Replies: @Lot
    It’s comforting that Saini has only 40k followers despite the massive MSM and prestige media promoting her in every Englishspeaking nation.
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    The planet-sized ego is something to behold.

    Wew lad.
    , @snorlax
    The media are
    , @Philip Neal
    "incorrect to say that black people are not less smart"

    Doesn't a double negative amount to a positive, "correct to say that black people are less smart"?
    , @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AngelaDSaini/status/1229687924607897600
  91. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AngelaDSaini/status/1229554181134049281

    It’s comforting that Saini has only 40k followers despite the massive MSM and prestige media promoting her in every Englishspeaking nation.

  92. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AngelaDSaini/status/1229554181134049281

    The planet-sized ego is something to behold.

    Wew lad.

  93. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AngelaDSaini/status/1229554181134049281

    The media are

    • Replies: @res
    Given how uniform the viewpoints of the media are, perhaps the "the media is" is a more accurate (if less grammatically correct) construct?
  94. @Cagey Beast
    Historically, quite a few prominent Anglicans were Irish. For the thousandth time, please don't apply the old northeastern American pecking order to other places and times.

    The prominent Anglicans who were Irish were from the Ascendency, that is, the English who settled in Ireland. The Presbyterians of Ulster were largely from the English-Scottish border. The native Irish remained Catholic, with few exceptions.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    This again. Funny how I'm Irish Protestant on both sides of my family and both my maternal and paternal side have Irish surnames. Funny how a lot of Irish Protestant people do, or did.

    Listen, I get that a lot of actual WASPs really dislike Irish-Americans. I get that a lot of Brits dislike the Irish. I just wish the online Anglo-Saxonists here could expand their minds to allow for the existence of people like my recent ancestors.

    Go ahead and build your imaginary WASP Wakanda, just don't expect everyone else to play along with it in every detail.

    LOLs:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kingsley#Disgust_with_the_Irish

  95. @Reg Cæsar

    trillion dollar bills lying on the street — in the intersection of...
     
    ...Robert Mugabe Road and Simon Muzenda Street in downtown Harare:


    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71j-2%2B22P%2BL._SL1281_.jpg

    Aerial drone shot tracking Simon Muzenda St leading up to Harare Sports Club in Harare, during street celebrations following Robert Mugabe's resignation as president of Zimbabwe

  96. @The Second Cummings
    Previous discussion of Dominic Cummings on Unz from August 2019:


    [...] amid dull shabbos-goyim like Javid and Patel, there is one figure of great intrinsic interest in the new [Boris Johnson] government. Who is that figure? It’s a stale pale male called Dominic Cummings, who [...] is not a typical Western bureaucrat or official, trained in the slippery evasions of law or the nebulous abstractions of the humanities. Instead, he recognizes the vital importance of mathematics and science in the analysis of reality and the enhancement of what he calls “performance.”

    As his blog lays out in great detail, he wants to draw inspiration for better governance from hard sciences like physics and great technological feats like the moon landings. And Cummings will now be “advising” Boris Johnson at No. 10 itself. His advice will not be conventional, because Cummings despises and disdains the Civil Service and official government bureaucracy.

    He’s quite right to despise and disdain them. And he’s provided hard evidence of his own greater competence and abilities. Cummings was, in the view of many on the Left, the “evil genius” behind the successful campaign for Brexit. As he’s written at his blog: “But the fact that Cameron, Heywood (the most powerful civil servant) et al did not understand many basic features of how the world works is why I and a few others gambled on the referendum — we knew that the systemic dysfunction of our institutions and the influence of grotesque incompetents provided an opportunity for extreme leverage.”

    One very “basic feature” of “how the world works” is of course human genetics and its influence on cognition, psychology and “performance.” Does Cummings understand that feature? Well, he seems very careful to avoid the topic of racial and sexual differences in his public statements, but he is a good friend of the similarly interesting Chinese physicist Steve Hsu, who is not only a race realist but an actual and unabashed eugenicist. Cummings may be a eugenicist too, but he is certainly not a White nationalist. And he must have been certified fully kosher to become Johnson’s advisor.

    Nevertheless, his appointment is a very interesting development. At the very least, we can hope that he will be a fox among the chickens of the Civil Service and government bureaucracy. And once ideas like his are loose in the body politic, who knows what may follow?

    https://www.unz.com/article/a-government-of-grovelling-goys/

     

    One very “basic feature” of “how the world works” is of course human genetics and its influence on cognition, psychology and “performance.” Does Cummings understand that feature? Well, he seems very careful to avoid the topic of racial and sexual differences in his public statements

    Thoroughly understanding the subtle influences of genes and environment requires intelligence 2 SDs above the mean. Obscuring your knowledge sufficiently well to avoid getting cancelled requires an even rarer set of abilities.

  97. Andrew Sabisky post in 2014 is actually on this blog:

    https://hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/in-the-dark-about-the-dark-enlightenment/

    It is hard to find among all the media noise. I found it on the last page of google search results, and only when I did “repeat the search with the ommitted results included”. Some info somehow gets buried…

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/hbdchick/status/1229480093548007425
    https://twitter.com/hbdchick/status/1229482015386488837
  98. The missing name here is Michael Gove.

    On 24 June 2016, after the EU referendum and the resignation of David Cameron, everybody expected that Boris Johnson would inherit the throne. For reasons involving King’s Scholars versus Oppidans, the Oxford Union, and Greats at the House versus English at Lady Margaret Hall, this did not happen. Michael knifed Boris and two years of the second woman prime minister (Geography at St Hugh’s) followed instead.

    Now dawn has broken, and Brexit is a fact (except for a few treaties here or there on minor matters, such as Scottish and English fisheries, which need renegotiating or signing for the first time). Boris Johnson, a big picture man who does not bother with detail, is now prime minister, and Michael Gove is co-premier, Cheney to Johnson’s Bush II. There are, however, worrying signs that the king has been surrounded by evil counsellors in the shape of Dominic Cummings (Exeter College, Oxford not Exter University). Cummings was a special advisor to Michael Gove during the period (2007-2014) when Gove’s brief in opposition and then government was education.

    Gove, the adopted son of a Scottish fishing wholesaler, is grateful to his adoptive parents for the environment they raised him in to the extent that he never sought to know who his birth mother was. He rose via a high school which was both selective and fee-paying, to Eng Lit at a former women’s college.

    Johnson, a KS who only got an Upper Second, is two years older than Cameron, who got a First and is one year older than Gove, who got a Second. Johnson and Gove were both presidents of the Union (Cameron never tried). Cummings (who got a First) is four years younger than Gove.

    Sabisky, aged 24, in an interview given on 15 July 2016 when the succession to Cameron was still in doubt, admitted that he forecast the Brexit referendum wrongly and wrongly predicted that Johnson was about to become prime minister, but rightly predicted that Gove would become education secretary and reject a policy of grammar schools (hereditarian) in favour of academies (environmentalist).

    Cummings versus Gove: heredity versus environment.

  99. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AngelaDSaini/status/1229554181134049281

    “incorrect to say that black people are not less smart”

    Doesn’t a double negative amount to a positive, “correct to say that black people are less smart”?

  100. @Crouchback
    The prominent Anglicans who were Irish were from the Ascendency, that is, the English who settled in Ireland. The Presbyterians of Ulster were largely from the English-Scottish border. The native Irish remained Catholic, with few exceptions.

    This again. Funny how I’m Irish Protestant on both sides of my family and both my maternal and paternal side have Irish surnames. Funny how a lot of Irish Protestant people do, or did.

    Listen, I get that a lot of actual WASPs really dislike Irish-Americans. I get that a lot of Brits dislike the Irish. I just wish the online Anglo-Saxonists here could expand their minds to allow for the existence of people like my recent ancestors.

    Go ahead and build your imaginary WASP Wakanda, just don’t expect everyone else to play along with it in every detail.

    LOLs:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kingsley#Disgust_with_the_Irish

  101. @bomag

    He’s being dragged for having submitted a comment in 2014...
     
    In some recent conversations, I've suggested that our recent "cancel culture" and anti-racist sentiments reflects a natural fascism and police-statism of Black run areas: ghetto code is very conformist, with quick and violent consequences for those who step out of line, etc.

    Conversers tend to get uncomfortable and move away, so I guess it's back to sports and the weather.

    No, no, no, not the weather!.

  102. @OzMoz
    Andrew Sabisky post in 2014 is actually on this blog:

    https://hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/in-the-dark-about-the-dark-enlightenment/

    It is hard to find among all the media noise. I found it on the last page of google search results, and only when I did "repeat the search with the ommitted results included". Some info somehow gets buried...

  103. @Anonymous
    Sabisky's Twitter account no longer exists. Looks like he deleted it. Too bad.

    He's been a good forecaster at Good Judgment Open (gjo.com). From there, he was promoted to the exclusive "superforecaster" membership, which is probably what helped him to get hired in the first place. Shame on whoever made the decision to throw him under the bus. Having a spine does not seem to be dominant trend in British politicians.

    It would be interesting to hear Dominic Cummings’ take on all of this. I wonder if Steve Hsu knows.

  104. @snorlax
    The media are

    Given how uniform the viewpoints of the media are, perhaps the “the media is” is a more accurate (if less grammatically correct) construct?

  105. It’s clear, too, that Sabisky has spent some years reading and commenting on alt-right websites. In 2014, he commented on an article on the Unz Review, a website popular with alt-right racists and antisemites that has run Holocaust denial and pseudo-race science and hosts a blog by Steve Sailer, the alt-right’s go-to person on race science, who is often credited with coining the term “human biodiversity”.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    It looks like Andrew Sabisky just left comments with James Thompson at Unz Review:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Andrew+Sabisky
  106. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/JoeMulhall_/status/1229774389509533697

    It’s clear, too, that Sabisky has spent some years reading and commenting on alt-right websites. In 2014, he commented on an article on the Unz Review, a website popular with alt-right racists and antisemites that has run Holocaust denial and pseudo-race science and hosts a blog by Steve Sailer, the alt-right’s go-to person on race science, who is often credited with coining the term “human biodiversity”.
     

    https://twitter.com/JoeMulhall_/status/1230075590969102336

    It looks like Andrew Sabisky just left comments with James Thompson at Unz Review:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Andrew+Sabisky

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