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Economists Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case introduced the concept of “Deaths of Despair” — suicides, overdoses, and drinking yourself to death — in an important 2015 paper that revealed that white working class life expectancy had been dropping in the 21st Century with almost nobody bothering to notice, what with all the obsession with Black Lives Matter. Their study made a splash in the press because Deaton had just won the Economics Nobel Prize a few weeks before.

I want to introduce the concept of “Deaths of Exuberance.” Later, I may add some more categories from the CDC Wonder database of underlying causes of death (a summation of death certificates from across the country), but I will start with dying by homicide and dying in motor vehicle accidents.

Obviously, exuberant behavior plays zero role in many victims’ deaths by homicide or traffic accident: they truly were just minding their own business in the wrong place at the wrong time. But by restricting my inquiry to males from ages 15 to 34, I’ll tip the scales toward more deaths in which, say, the victim searched out the wrong place at the wrong time or contributed to its wrongness — e.g., speeding while drunk, getting into an argument with fellow thugs outside a club, that sort of thing.

First, total Deaths of Exuberance (homicide victimization plus traffic fatalities) for white and black 15 to 34 year old males:

Deaths of Exuberance are higher when it’s warm in July than when it’s cold in January.

Before the Great Recession, young white men (red line) got killed in (mostly) car crashes and homicides considerably more than young black men (black line) got killed in car crashes and (mostly) homicides. These are total national figures, unadjusted for the big difference in number of whites and blacks.

But economic hard times around 2008 depressed young white men notably, with economically marginal white men losing their cars.

Then, after Ferguson (August 2014) launched Black Lives Matter, young black men caught up to whites in number of Deaths of Exuberance. Then came 2020 with covid in March and the Floyd Effect at the end of May, followed by The Establishment’s announcement that covid restrictions didn’t apply to the Mostly Peaceful Protests because The Science. Or something.

Ironically, it turned out that lifting covid restrictions on outdoor gatherings in the name of Black Lives Matter didn’t notably worsen the pandemic because the chance of contracting the virus outdoors is low. The authorities should have been encouraging people to go to the beach and the like rather than huddle indoors the whole time.

But, doubly ironically, as Black Lives Matter became America’s highest priority, black Deaths of Exuberance, both homicides and car crashes, skyrocketed in those memorable months following The Death of George Floyd.

Heckuva job, Black Lives Matter!

One obvious causal link is how much society — government agencies, politicians, the media, and the public — encourage cops to pull people over. When Black Lives Matter is riding high, cops hassle people, especially young black men, less. (Covid also contributed to cops not wanting to get in people’s faces.) People, especially young black men, respond to this reduced risk of being hassled by the law by taking more chances: e.g., driving drunk to the club with an illegal handgun.

Obviously, the promotion of Black Lives Matter discouraged the police.

A more speculative causal influence is that the triumph of BLM encouraged blacks to behave like a triumphant army sacking a besieged city: to steal, to party, to fight amongst themselves over petty insults. There was a noteworthy upsurge in blacks acting like the protagonists in Grand Theft Auto. Speeding drunk to the club with an illegal handgun tucked in your waistband is fun.

Note that the reduction in policing due to the Ferguson Effect over the last two years of the Obama Administration and the Floyd Effect when the the media was all hands on deck to drive out Trump by any means necessary was not carried out in a technocratic fashion.

Instead, both times the triumph of Black Lives Matter was framed as a crucial moral crusade to rescue the Good People from the Bad People. Both times, but especially in mid-2020, our culture devolved into a mania of pro-black and anti-white bigotry. For example, shortly after George Floyd’s death, the nation’s newspapers promoted “blacks” to “Blacks.”

For months in the eyes of the national media, blacks Blacks could do no wrong no matter how many shoe stores mostly peaceful protesters looted. (Finally, just before the election when Philadelphia erupted in rioting, Joe Biden got the word out to the press that, seeing how he really needed to carry Pennsylvania, could they ease up on egging on anarchy in the streets?)

If you keep being told by important people day after day across all channels that you are wonderful and law enforcement shouldn’t apply to you, why wouldn’t you believe them. Wouldn’t that boost your ego, make you more exuberant?

 
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  1. This makes some deal of sense, since “exuberance” in public as typified by your examples is something that the presence of police tends to tamp down substantially.

  2. SafeNow says:

    Lately I have read about the rise of the dissociative pout, the dead-eyed look, among females, including influencers. In other words, on social media, in family portraits, etc., young white women will do their best to look NON-exuberant.

    But that’s a digression. I think that for black (and some white) men, “exuberant personality disorder” would be an important addition to the DSM-5. There is a gap now. But I think the gap exists because a particular demographic group would disproportionately be diagnosed.

  3. I posted this video previously. The “Smokey and The Bandit” mentality has been normalized as police no longer bring the hammer.

    Also, Southern California car chases seem much more CRAZIER than they were just a few years ago.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @Mr. Anon
  4. Jack D says:

    Totally agree with everything you said here. Now let’s see this in the NY Times. Or at least have Tucker Carlson say it. Everything you said is 100% true but you could read the MSM forever and not hear a word of this.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  5. Anon[127] • Disclaimer says:

    Their study made a splash in the press because Deaton had just won the Economics Nobel Prize a few weeks before.

    It’s actually not a Nobel Prize. The Economics prize is actually the Swedish Central Bank in Economics in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

  6. @SafeNow

    Billie Ellish (the girl in your picture) is a singer who markets her crap to 14 year old wanna be goth girls in the middle of teenage depression and yet who also understand that, as budding teenage girls, they have a certain sexual cache that they want to use for minor giggles and power.

    The “dead eyed” look fits into this persona, is it combines the “emotionless” state goths try to pretend they have with an “unexcited, mature, figure me out I’m mystery” look that such girls are trying to use to see which boys will clamor to try to make them smile.

  7. Republicans have become surprisingly good on immigration.

    Democrats are trying to massively expand ‘high-skilled’ migration, but the Republicans seem to be blocking this.

  8. @SafeNow

    She’s “human porridge”, as Niccolo said on Twitter.

    As for the topic at hand: the America needs to close the achievement gap between the races before it “goes abroad in search of monsters to destroy”. Do your homework and then you can eat your dessert.

  9. @Jack D

    But you can set your watch and calibrate your mental compass based on the foreign policy coverage of that same MSM, right?

    What if our degenerate technocracy is just as bad at dealing with foreign powers as it is with immigration, multiculturalism, trade balances, crime prevention and education?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @AnotherDad
  10. This would probably correlate somewhat with “men just getting out of prison deaths.”

    As exemplified by Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours, a recently released convict wants to drive a fast car, put on a good suit, push some people around, get into a fight, get drunk, and get some strange. That leads to a lot of quick return trips to prison and a lot of sudden trips to the emergency room.

    • Replies: @The Plutonium Kid
  11. anon[210] • Disclaimer says:

    Traffic law enforcement, like law enforcement in general, has significantly decreased since George Floyd. Speeding isn’t being penalized and suppressed, with fatal consequences. From a few days ago in Philly:

    GRUESOME SCENE At least 3 dead including pedestrian ‘decapitated & dismembered’ after ‘speeding’ SUV crashes into Allegheny station

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18516847/victims-dead-suv-crashes-allegheny-station/

    “The driver – a man – and two pedestrians that were struck on the sidewalk have died, according to CBS Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said: “There is a male body right in front of the vehicle.

    “That body is clearly decapitated. The body is clearly mangled and appears to be somewhat burned.”

    Cops said the driver was going very fast before hitting the SEPTA station which is located near a Walgreens store.

    The vehicle then caught fire and the motorist was killed, according to officers.

    The SUV has since been towed away from the scene.

    Witness Ariana Kmecak told Action News: “It sounded like a bomb went off and everyone started running away. ”

  12. Good thing he lost all that weight.

  13. Farenheit says:

    Speeding drunk to the club with an illegal handgun tucked in your waistband is fun.

    For a moment there I thought you were describing the latest infraction by a Las Vegas Raider.

  14. @clifford brown

    Never understood the “chase” because of the risks to innocents. Get this: over a traffic violation, a stop-sign violation, whatever, you risk a cop you spent a half million dollars training, you risk a 100,000 dollar cop car, let alone the expense of destruction of public and private property and of course killing innocents. And for what, over a traffic violation? Arlington, Virginia (and I’m sure many others, although I see Fairfax County and Virginia State Police still give chase to everything) evolved decades ago from chasing everyone for anything on the philosophy that if he ran, he’s wanted for something or why else did he run? If I recall, they shifted to new policies abandoning the chase inside the city proper following some really expensive lawsuits and allowing a chase only if they knew the runner was wanted for a serious warrant. I remember their officials saying if it was the DC Snipers, one thing. Anything lower, no chase. Cops have tag-recognition lasers under the grille now, stupid to chase when you can just sit an officer at the perp’s house till he gets home.

    Those Hell Cats are heinous, eh? The stuff guys do on bikes running from cops is pretty nuts, too.

    Hey Sailerman, did you ever take up motorcycles of the sporting variety back in the day? Your region is Disney World for fast motorcycles! We’re just getting back into our season up here in New England, but you guys are year-round.

  15. This is an idea I can get behind. Living in circumstances where I am constantly confronted with danger and the possibility of meeting my end, I find it comforting to have thought about my mortality and to have made peace with death. It’s the same with the pandemic, when it was in it’s early days I knew I was lucky to be fit and healthy for my age but I also suffered from co-morbidities(bad lungs).

    My decision was to be at ease with my life quite possibly ending, but I also made a conscious decision that I will live and that I will not live in fear. From where I’m standing it’s not a stretch to see the end of civilization. We gave it good hard try, if it doesn’t work out, at least try to love humanity and try not to blame. Rock n’ Roll!

    • Agree: fish
  16. @SafeNow

    No more screenshots from zombie films, please.

  17. Anon[169] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Biden is shipping pallets of baby formula to the border and reserving it for illegal immigrants, but he is doing nothing about the shortage of baby formula for everyday legal US citizens. The 40 billion he wants to be given away to Ukraine should be used to buy formula for American babies in this crisis.

    Biden needs to be impeached for this alone.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/biden-regime-shipping-pallets-baby-formula-border-facilities-illegal-aliens-american-babies-go-hungry/

    Biden is stupid. Hell hath no rage like parents who cannot feed their kid.

  18. @Jim Christian

    you risk a 100,000 dollar cop car

    Just what kind of cars are these cops driving? Rolls-Royce Corniches?

    • Replies: @GeraldB
    , @Bill Jones
    , @Anon
  19. I conjecture that some or most of the visible uptick in 18-34 White homicide deaths in 2020 – 2022 on the first graph is due to an increase in Black perpetrators against White victims. The huge spike in the second graph is entirely due to an increase in Black perpetrators and some of this spills over into White victims. It is a terrible shame that data on perpetrator’s race is censored.

  20. (Finally, just before the election when Philadelphia erupted in rioting, Joe Biden got the word out to the press that, seeing how he really needed to carry Pennsylvania, could they ease up on egging on anarchy in the streets?)

    Can you link to this?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  21. J.Ross says:

    OT, after grudgingly and incoherently acknowledging inflation (and blaming it on three or four irrelevant factors other than himself), The Old Man and Charles “The Shank” Schumer attempt to funnel forty billion dollars to oligarch Kolomoisky, but there stood Rand Paul, ten feet tall and not having any of it.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna28648

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  22. J.Ross says:
    @ginger bread man

    I don’t think any part* of this is literally true, nor that it is meant to be taken as other than satire. Biden’s fraudulent taking of Phildelphia was not dependent on public safety conditions and is thoroughly documented in 2000 Mules.

    *by any part I particularly mean the media’s ability to influence people like that in that time frame, which does not exist. The normalization of rioting was perpetrated across years, multiple platforms, multiple campaigns, with the result that most blacks didn’t riot and a “vanguard” plus complete police cooperation was still necessary. One of the many reasons to not do this is you can’t push a button and turn them off.

  23. Tom Grey says: • Website

    “You’re just robbing and you’re stabbing and you’re looting and you’re shooting and you’re too bad”.

    Jimmy Cliff singing Johnny too bad

    For blacks, and increasingly whites, it’s good to be bad; like Michael J. sang.

    More blacks have more chances for big success or ok success in music than in pro sports.

    • Replies: @riches
  24. TyRade says:

    Greenspan coined “irrational exuberance” in 1996 to sort of throw cold water on the then ways-to-go tech bubble. The tech ‘crash’ of 1999/2000 and even the global meltdown of 2008 has not dinged this ‘irrationality’; NASDAQ ended 1996 around 2400 and it’s over 11,000 now (despite losing a third this year). So, the point: when does ‘exuberance’ become a feature not a glitch? And in the ‘exuberant death’ context, what if this became the new ‘rationality’? Or is it, already?

  25. Anonymous[398] • Disclaimer says:

    In many ways BLacks seem to be an American version of Samurai. They wander the landscape casually assaulting peasants and other taxable livestock who failed to show proper deference ie George Zimmerman.
    Like Samurai they’re not much use in an actual battle but that’s not their function… Their task is to police the lower orders and ensure that tribute and welfare payments continue. Sometimes they clash with other BLack Samurai but these are just duels among the warrior caste.

  26. Mike Tre says:

    Can you track motorcycle deaths by race? Negroes seems to have discovered them within the last 10-15 years.

  27. @Mike Tre

    All Terrain Vehicles were a very white thing in the 20th Century but now they are big in the Philadelphia slums.

  28. @Steve Sailer

    \$3,000 ATV is a lot higher quality than a \$3,000 car.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Jack D
  29. riches says:
    @Tom Grey

    “Jimmy Cliff singing Johnny too bad”

    Once hearing the Harder They Come soundtrack, you can feel exuberant by simply reading the lyrics. Thanks!

  30. IHTG says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Grassley has always been good on immigration. The “Republican immigration squish” is primarily a Sun Belt phenomenon.

  31. dearieme says:
    @Anon

    Can we just agree to call it The Counterfeit Nobel Prize?

    This distinguishes it usefully from the Bloody Silly Nobel Prizes i.e. Literature and Peace.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  32. @Mike Tre

    In London black bike gangs have been a thing for a while, maybe 10 years. Pull up outside a high-end jewellers, smash the windows or threaten the staff, grab stuff and away.

    Sometimes they get more creative.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/axewielding-motorbike-gang-make-daring-getaway-from-brent-cross-shopping-centre-after-raid-8289168.html

    But the gangs are quite often mixed.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/seven-vicious-london-moped-bandits-jailed-for-combined-45-years-a4087031.html

    • Replies: @anonymouseperson
  33. @Anon

    Anybody can create a prize in honor of Alfred Nobel, though for publicity purposes it helps if the prize includes a large sum of cash. It would not be as expensive as it sounds, because to claim the cash the recipient would have to visit the prize HQ and give a speech. The annual ceremony would include eulogies to each recipient given by a suitably qualified person, such as Ricky Gervais.

    There is a Nobel Peace Prize, but there could also be a Prize for War (in honor of Alfred Nobel). This year’s award would go jointly to Vladimir Putin and Victoria Nuland.

    The Prize for Law would be awarded this year to Alvin Bragg, George Gaston, Chesa Boudin, and George Soros.

    The Prize for Contributions to Climate Change could be awarded to Satoshi Nakamoto.

    And so on.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  34. @R.G. Camara

    Brooke Baldwin personifies the look as an “adult” female.

  35. @Steve Sailer

    And most were stolen out of some rural white guy’s carport or barn somewhere about 50-100 miles west of Philadelphia.

  36. @Mike Tre

    You can sure as hell track their death wishes at night if you live close enough to an urban stretch of an interstate and leave your windows open on a warm night.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  37. slumber_j says:
    @Anon

    By the non-pedant class it’s generally called the Nobel Prize in Economics.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  38. @J.Ross

    Senator Paul may want to stay away from elevator shafts, small aircraft, and nail guns.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  39. @JohnnyWalker123

    Democrats are trying to massively expand ‘high-skilled’ migration, but the Republicans seem to be blocking this.

    Not sure it matters.

    The Chicoms already have people all over the US relaying bleeding edge research back to Beijing.

  40. @Jim Christian

    The stuff guys do on bikes running from cops is pretty nuts, too.

    Ah, summer-

    What better time of year…

    …to drop a gear…

    …and disappear?

    Except that I tried to find some vids to post and the in the ones that popped up bikers are all deferential and cooperative with the police…

    Boring!

  41. GeraldB says:
    @Drive-by poster

    You obviously haven’t priced high-end performance automobiles lately. A quick look at the Dodge website shows the MSRP for the Dodge Charger SRT Jailbreak at \$85,595. Add in a light bar, a bunch of radio and computer gear, ballistic doors, and other cop goodies, the price is easily going to be upwards of \$100k.

  42. Brutusale says:

    Boston has joined the rest of the country’s big blue cities by electing a moonbat moron as mayor. Exuberant youngsters come out to play.

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2022/05/10/juvenile-hijinks-in-downtown-boston-getting-worse/

  43. EdwardM says:

    Any trends for some different types of death-of-exuberance that affect whites, such as overdosing on cocaine (if that can be separated out), accidental shooting at the gun range (like that idiot father who allowed his eight-year-old daugher to shoot a full auto and kill the instructor), personal vehicle (jet ski, small plane, motorcycle, hang-glider) crash, SCUBA mishap, having your ’68 Mustang fall off the jack and crush you when you’re tinkering, getting impaled by the nail gun during a DIY project, getting drunk and jumping off the roof because you think you can fly, etc.?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  44. @SafeNow

    Few things are more boring than this sort of non-emotive emoting girl drama–homosexuals, LBGQWERTY, blacks struggling with racism and their hair.

    There’s nothing interesting going on inside their heads, and they are only interesting for one reason–their bodies (some of them) are developing into interesting objects of appreciation for people who actually do sometimes (eventually) do something–young men.

    Technological modernity has not been great for the psychology of either sex. But I think young women were at lot healthier and more interesting and certainly more appealing when they started each morning going out to milk the cows and gather some eggs.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Alden
  45. Jack D says:
    @Cagey Beast

    I think it’s a dumb approach to assume that the MSM and the technocracy is wrong 100% of the time. Sometimes they are right and sometimes they are wrong and an informed person has to figure out which is which and not just assume that they are always wrong or always right.

    More often than not, the MSM does not outright lie (unlike the Russians). Rather they operate by selection – they print SELECTED truths. What they don’t print is as important as what they do print. But look, these stats are out there for anyone to see.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  46. Jack D says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Not just ATV’s but also dirt bikes, which are small, unlicensed motorcycles intended for offroad use but which get ridden in the ghetto (and sometimes in swarms outside the ghetto – they have come all the way out to my suburb). Even younger kids will sometimes swarm in bicycle packs. I assume that these swarm events are organized on social media, as were looting events during the Summer of Floyd.

    So far these vehicle swarms seem more annoying than dangerous but it wouldn’t take much for them to take a sinister turn. As far as I can tell, the police have no effective tactics to stop them, at least none that they are willing to use.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @fish
    , @Anonymous
  47. @JohnnyWalker123

    North Korea has announced an “explosive” Covid-19 outbreak in the country that has killed six people and infected more than 350,000, according to state media.

    LOL.

    Granted, there are still a bunch of deaths outstanding from that 350,000 infections. But let’s–to start the argument–say the 6 deaths accounts for the first 60,000 cases. That’s a .01% fatality rate. You’d be through the whole population for North Korea–which wouldn’t actually happen–with a whopping 2500 deaths. Ok more than its scything accidents, but still a big nothing burger.

    Take a more pessimistic take–6 only accounts for first 6000 cases. You’re at a .1% death rate. Wow, now a whopping 25,000 North Koreas. Not nothing, but the whole population infected, would be only result in a 10% bump in their death rate. Recovered over the following decade.

    This “explosive” outbreak is definitely the variant you want to sweep through your population. Just don’t be stupid like the Chinese.

    Being able to do math is important.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
  48. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    The pictured young woman with the deadpan mug is Billie Eilish, a very successful singer-songwriter. She makes millions from this shtick – a heckuva lot more than she could ever make milking cows. I don’t know whether this makes her happier but it sure makes her richer.

    For her it is just business but there are a lot of girls who don’t have her musical talent but seek to emulate her attitudes. Generally speaking it is dangerous for the poor to emulate the behaviors of the decadent rich. The rich have resources to fall back upon and the poor don’t.

  49. Dr. X says:

    Those are weird-looking graphs. What accounts for the almost symmetrical pattern of alternating peaks and valleys in successive years with relatively little variation?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  50. @AnotherDad

    I heard the most hilarious thing on the internet yesterday by one of us self proclaimed genius men. He said a South African biowar lab had invented and spread omicron as better and cheaper and faster than vaccination against the earlier weapon.

    Correction: that was one of the more hilarious things he said. I didn’t have time to list and rank order them with precision.

  51. @Cagey Beast

    First — let’s all try to not infect these other threads.

    Secondly —

    What if our degenerate technocracy is just as bad at dealing with foreign powers as it is with immigration, multiculturalism, trade balances, crime prevention and education?

    … is basically impossible. The equivalent level of malevolent stupidity would be launching a nuclear strike or getting rid of our nukes.

    Thirdly–
    I take it as a given, that our deep state is “bad” at foreign policy. (Simply not “just as bad” as it is with immigration and race.)

    But because they suck, does not mean other people do not suck.

    Just because slavery was bad, doesn’t make blacks good.
    Just because the Holocaust was bad, doesn’t make Jews good.
    Just because colonialism was bad, doesn’t make Indians or Africans good.
    Just because the husband is bad doesn’t make the wife good.
    Just because Biden is bad doesn’t make Putin or Xi good.

    Bad/bad; wrong/wrong; dumb/dumb is an analysis that conservatives in particular should readily understand. In fact, for conservatives it ought to be the default. Most people calling attention to themselves are doing it by screwing things up.

    Silly bad-good binarism is a minoritarian lie for justifying their power grabs and toxic policies.

    • Thanks: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    , @Jack D
  52. So this line genuinely piqued my curiosity.

    People, especially young black men, respond to this reduced risk of being hassled by the law by taking more chances: e.g., driving drunk to the club with an illegal handgun.

    What club would that be? Do they pack shooting irons along with the 7 irons?

    Which further begs the question; Do you?

  53. @JohnnyWalker123

    Why do I suspect the two year delay in their corona virus was due to the time it took them to make the masks themselves?

  54. possumman says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    He must be working out at Prison Planet Fitness

  55. Mike Tre says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Trust me, they are big in the Chicago ghettos and the suburban neighborhoods where section 8 is viable.

  56. @Jack D

    (and sometimes in swarms outside the ghetto – they have come all the way out to my suburb).

    I assume you have purchased a shotgun.

  57. Mr. Anon says:
    @clifford brown

    Have those cops never head of this thing called “electricity”. They’re hopping around those downed power lines like they were nothing. They ain’t nothing.

  58. Mr. Anon says:
    @slumber_j

    By the non-pedant class it’s generally called the Nobel Prize in Economics.

    But it isn’t one. And it isn’t pedantry to point that out. It was not in Alfred Nobel’s bequest.

    But, for your valiant effort, I award you the Victoria Cross and the Blue Max. I mean, not the real ones, but ones that I invented. Do you feel honored now?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  59. @R.G. Camara

    Ah, now I know who a couple of members of my extended family are trying to emulate.

    The effect is kind of sad to see in a 27-year old with no skillset and already a grown-ass woman despite dressing like a goth teenager.

    Billie Eilish is a bad role model. You can be Billie Eilish when you have artistic talent and an army of support staff. Young women who graduate from schooling and now must find a way either to support themselves or attract a stable man shouldn’t try this at home.

    Actually, Billie Eilish isn’t even “Billie Eilish.” She’s the homeschooled product of a close-knit, hardworking, well-socialized, intact family.

    If you’re Billie Eilish, that’s what you should be telling all your fans: get married and stay married, homeschool your kids, acquire a marketable skillset, be friendly and helpful so you can acquire a patronage network, and stay on good terms with your biological family.

    Doesn’t Jordan Peterson make a good living off these sorts of insights? You’re welcome, unz.com.

  60. Thea says:

    OT

    Wow! Did not see it coming that Turkey would oppose NATO membership for Finland and Sweden over support for Kurds. This is getting very interesting.

    • Replies: @Dave from Oz
  61. @Jack D

    More often than not, the MSM does not outright lie (unlike the Russians)”

    So you’re saying if I understand correctly that a majority of MSM stories are true, but a majority of Russian news stories are lies.

    I’ve not been a follower of Russian media until very recently. Here’s the TASS site, a sort of Russian BBC.

    https://tass.com/

    I did occasionally look at RT on TV, until the freedom-loving British Government decided I wasn’t free to watch it any more. I can see the website only via TOR.

    Here’s a story from today.

    https://www.rt.com/news/555387-ukraine-foreign-volunteers-experience/

    This bit struck me.

    “Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered protocols were designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

    The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.”

    Which seems a reasonable description of what happened.

    If I go to the “mostly-truthful” Guardian or NYT, they’ll tell me there was a “January 6th insurrection”, which strikes me as a huge and outrageous lie.

    (Of course suppressio veri and suggestio falsi are the common coin of Western media. When did you last see a report from Yemen?)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Cagey Beast
  62. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    I don’t want to be too specific but yes I have home defense weapons. Jabotinsky said it’s better to have a gun and not need one than to need a gun and not have one.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    , @SafeNow
  63. @The Anti-Gnostic

    “a 27-year old with no skillset”

    I quite like her music. But we’d all be better off if she was raising and feeding babies – she’s certainly got the hips and the mammaries. The music industry is a fertility sink for women – see Kylie, Stevie Nicks, Polly Harvey for details.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  64. @AnotherDad

    I asked “what if our degenerate technocracy is just as bad at dealing with foreign powers as it is with immigration, multiculturalism, trade balances, crime prevention and education?” and you responded:

    The equivalent level of malevolent stupidity would be launching a nuclear strike or getting rid of our nukes.
    […]
    I take it as a given, that our deep state is “bad” at foreign policy. (Simply not “just as bad” as it is with immigration and race.)

    I disagree. I think our governing classes are just as bad at foreign policy as they are with domestic policy. If anything they’re much worse. It’s just that the damage they do is overseas.

    But because they suck, does not mean other people do not suck.

    … is true but many conservatives seem to take this too far. There are lots who take it to mean “no matter how bad our governing classes are, they’re still better than the Chinese or Russian ones” or even that “our governing classes have clearly shown they want to replace us, impoverish us, silence us, tear down our civilisation, replace it with something new and pander to our lowest appetites but at least they’re less of a threat to us than Putin or Xi”.

    This is wrong. Putin and Xi are in charge of other countries, while the woke NGOs, bureaucrats, academics, politicians and media are right here with us. Putin didn’t freeze the truckers’ bank accounts here in Canada, Justin did.

    Conservatives who think this way are in good company, at least. Douglas Murray makes arguments of just that sort here:

    The video chapters starting at 49:48 and 59:41 are especially pertinent.

    Until mainstream conservatism abandons this vestigial faith in “our” institutions, we’re just going to keep paying guys like Douglas Murray to write about “political correctness gone mad!”, as we have for the last three decades.

  65. fish says:
    @Anon

    Joey Fingers doesn’t make any of the decisions that come from the White House.

  66. fish says:
    @Jack D

    Thin high tensile strength stainless steel cable pulled taut at neck level might be entertaining.

  67. @Farenheit

    Speeding drunk to the club with an illegal handgun tucked in your waistband is fun.

    For a moment there I thought you were describing the latest infraction by a Las Vegas Raider.

    Funny you should mention it, because the publicized hijinks of professional athletes is probably a good proxy for what certain demographics find exuberantly fun – athletes tend to be males between 19 and 34. Naturally, they have much more money than almost all males in their age and racial cohorts (but, of course, they also have handlers and fixers). Athlete’s drug testing is also a complicating factor – they’re probably less likely to use recreational drugs than their cohort in the general population because there is a system to detect use.

    Drunken speeding in high performance automobiles or even boats (Jose Fernandez, with added alcohol and cocaine intoxication), careless gun play, and meaningless conflicts/fights over respect or the lack thereof, and pursuing sexual liaisons with dangerous women (dangerous on their own or because of their boyfriends or husbands) are the likely types of “exuberant” fun.

    • Replies: @Farenheit
  68. Speeding drunk with an illegal gun is fun? I’ll take Sailer’s word for it.

  69. @AnotherDad

    I assume you have purchased a shotgun.

    As Clint Smith says, “a shotgun is an expert’s weapon.” People seem to believe that a shotgun cures all in a home defense situation, but that’s just not the case. At close ranges a shotgun pattern isn’t significantly larger than the point of impact of a handgun cartridge, and shotguns have lesser capacity and are more difficult to manage in stressful situations.

    All of this is to say that shotguns are fine defense weapons, but they’re not good choices as defense weapons for novices.

    • Replies: @anonymouseperson
  70. @Jack D

    So basically, you got the full litany of homestead weaponry: Good Job, Jack!

  71. Old Prude says:

    “The authorities should have been encouraging people to go to the beach and the like rather than huddle indoors the whole time.”

    Maine’s dingbat governor, Janet Mills, actually closed down the beaches. Hell, in Kennebunkport they didn’t even allow you to drive by the beach. That’s how un-godly stupid and evil these people are. The only reason Janet backed off going total dominatrix was because Paul LePage, blessing be upon him, said he was going to run for governor.

    If Janet had kept up the stupidity and bitchyness, she would not have any chance of another term. Let’s hope LePage makes an issue of closing the parks and golf courses.

    I guess I should be glad she didn’t close down the garden centers like that harridan in MI.

  72. Old Prude says:

    One remarkable feature of iSteves graphs: Whites die by auto way more than by automatic.

    The inverse for blacks. Just think of that: Instead of leaving the house and worrying about getting in a traffic accident, they need to be more worried about being shot.

    This is a REALLY obstreperous population.

  73. @Steve Sailer

    All Terrain Vehicles were a very white thing in the 20th Century but now they are big in the Philadelphia slums.

    I do recall a brief trend in the late 1990s spearheaded by the rapper DMX in his videos in which urban youths rode an assemblage of sport motorcycles with some dirt bikes and All Terrain Vehicles in a formation. But from that point I really can’t say that it was something that continued linearly.

    I think the issue specific to Philadelphia is that when it was being planned by William Penn together with his surveyor Thomas Holme it was decreed that 1/3 of the City should be park land. And so there are still substantial parks, like Fairmount Park, which break up the urban character of the place. This is where blacks have (or at least used to have) cookouts in the summers and black college fraternity reunions and July Fourth and so on, but which would tend to make the news. So there are places in and near the ‘hood where it is conceivable that riding dirt bikes and ATVs would be appropriate, all else equal. The problem however is big congregations of dirt bikes and ATVs on the municipal streets at all hours.

  74. peterike says:
    @Steve Sailer

    All Terrain Vehicles were a very white thing in the 20th Century but now they are big in the Philadelphia slums.

    This happens constantly in NYC too. Huge gangs of bikers and ATV-ers gather together and take over the street. Now, where all these “poor” blacks and Hispanics get the money for these vehicles is a question nobody asks. But since I’m told 24×7 that these are “underserved communities of color,” I suppose the vehicles must be donated by philanthropists or something. How else is it possible?

    Seeing this happen in front of you is quite something. They just keep coming, and you stand there for many minutes unable to cross the street. They ride up on the sidewalks too, if they feel like it.

    Occasionally, bikes get confiscated and junked, but it makes no difference.

  75. Mike Tre says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Eilish seemed fairly normal when she first got famous. The business quickly consumed her.

    She was white and attractive, so of course her handlers needed to make her ugly. Lizzo is the hot one, remember.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  76. Alden says:
    @Jim Christian

    The people who run when they see the red light flashing behind them usually are on parole, have an outstanding warrant or two, are drunk or stoned. Have a stolen gun in the car, or illegal drugs in the car. Do not have a dr license at all or their license is suspended. Plus they are afflicted with might be termed excessive testosterone syndrome and IQs of 90-70.

    It’s hard for normal law abiding citizens who have merely driven through a stop sign or are speeding, aren’t drunk or stoned, have nothing illegal in the car, no outstanding warrants , have normal IQs etc to understand.

    For normal people it just means a \$50 -\$100 ticket. For blacks it might mean everything from a few days in a city jail to a return to prison. That’s why they run when stopped.

    There’s also the black propensity for arguing. For instance, somewhere in the traffic laws of every state there’s a few sentences. Drive the speed limit or a safe speed for road conditions. What that means is slow down in rain, blizzards dangerous conditions. What blacks interpret that to mean is drive as fast as you want when traffic is light.

    Plus, I believe that the DMV testers, like every other government agency are under strict affirmative action orders to pass blacks and Hispanics and Asians no matter how badly they drive.

    Or at least that’s what a tenant who’s been a driving instructor who takes his students to the DMV for about 20 years told me. He always takes his White students to the DMV in Culver City instead of the one in Santa Monica because of the discrimination.

    It’s a whole nother way of life.

  77. guest007 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    It was due to movies like Biker Boyz
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0326769/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_74
    along with the Fast and Furious movies. The movies bad black guys riding motorcycles look cool.

  78. @Drive-by poster

    you risk a 100,000 dollar cop car

    Just what kind of cars are these cops driving? Rolls-Royce Corniches?

    It’s obviously been a while since you bought your Corniche, good to see it holding up so well.

    But used, they’re a steal

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/rolls-royce/corniche/2579913.html

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  79. “Speeding drunk to the club with an illegal handgun tucked in your waistband is fun.”

    For a 19 year old male done with the trivialities of college and boiling over with testosterone it’s normative behavior. Hopefully, for this young man, the excitement and promise of the night will be enough to curb his beast. Because if he pulls that gun like an out of control negro he steps through another door. So as the night fades into dawn he’ll find an alternative: signing on the the dotted line for Uncle Sam. Now he’s under the jurisdiction of the UCMJ and jackassery is dealt with harshly. Serving four years in uniform is good way to channel that energy. Although, with the current black SecDef determined to root out white racists i.e. the best soldiers and sailors from the service the American military may be a bad choice for a young white man. The USA has become a failed state rather quickly.

  80. Alden says:
    @AnotherDad

    They weren’t so appealing when they caught Tuberculosis from the cows and died at 30 from the tuberculosis they caught from the cows and spread to husband, children and the customers she sold the tuberculosis infected milk to.

    Ridiculous for you to call yourself Another Dad. You seem to spend hours a day roaming the internet looking for women you disapprove of. No one who hates women the way you do could possibly be a father.

    • Disagree: Old Prude
    • LOL: William Badwhite
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  81. SafeNow says:
    @Jack D

    but yes I have home defense weapons

    I noticed the plural. This is, sadly, often the prudent procedure. I once asked a former police officer where he keeps his gun in the house. He replied “ I keep my guns all over the place.”

  82. Muggles says:

    Poor impulse control is one of the known traits of sociopaths and their bigger brother, psychopaths.

    This is not exclusive to any one race. However, prisons are said to be (by reliable researchers) full of sociopaths, a majority of inmates.

    Overall, blacks are a majority in prisons (in locales where blacks exist) all out of proportion to their 13% of population numbers.

    You may draw your own conclusions.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  83. @The Anti-Gnostic

    Actually, Billie Eilish isn’t even “Billie Eilish.” She’s the homeschooled product of a close-knit, hardworking, well-socialized, intact family.

    I doubt that. She spreads poisonous music (at least one of her songs is about being overly flirtatious with a teenage friend’s dad) and half of “her” songs are written by her brother and, yeah, she’s involved in modern pop music, which a loving family would have protected her from.

    Her family has basically sold her into slavery.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  84. Let’s see them spin this.

  85. Tracking “Deaths of Exuberance”

    If you switch to driving for Lyft because their main competitor is less appealing, does that make you exUberant?

    The missus now delivers for an UberEats competitor in a nearby college town. That’s a surprisingly busy gig, though as you just drop the meal off at the doorstep, she doesn’t get a good idea of the customer base. (Tips are generous but paid online.)

    It’s also the perfect complement for her other art-time position, writing blog articles for professionals. One job drains the mind, the other leaves it fallow to replenish itself.

    Now, a question for you cooks out there: if you replace beer with malt liquor in a recipe (much cheaper), is it 1:1, or a different ratio? I’m making French-fried smelt.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  86. @Muggles

    Poor impulse control is one of the known traits of sociopaths and their bigger brother, psychopaths.

    I first read that as “sociologists”. Does it still fit?

  87. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    In fact, for conservatives it ought to be the default.

    Unfortunately, some people here are firm contrarians. If the NY Times says that it’s raining, they will walk outside without an umbrella, just to spite them. At least look out the window and see if it is really raining or not.

    If you assume the MSM is always lying, this leads you to pretzel logic conclusions and conspiracy theories – that which you appear to be seeing cannot possibly be real if it doesn’t support your POV so it MUST always be a staged scene or a false flag or whatever. At some point, the denials verge on the ridiculous and they don’t really help your cause. Sometimes the facts don’t favor you but denying them away doesn’t help.

    The American MSM (staged Pinto explosions aside) doesn’t usually engage in outright fraud. Rather, what they do is lying mainly by omission and selection. There is a vast uptick in black crime? Just don’t mention it. “Youths” have been carjacking Congresswomen – just don’t mention their race. If you have to, bury it at the end of the story after most people have stopped reading or on p. 15 in the back of the newspaper.

    Their other favorite trick is selection, with a strong bias toward powerful images and video which tap into the subconscious. Say that 999 people out of 1,000 trying to smuggle themselves into the EU are young Muslim men seeking welfare benefits and rape opportunities and 1 of them is an innocent little three year old child drowned on the beach. Which one will you choose for your magazine cover? But this doesn’t mean that the drowned child is really a wax dummy or an actor. Reality is strange enough that you can find a real two headed calf if you search hard enough.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  88. Anon[182] • Disclaimer says:
    @Drive-by poster

    My city of 70,000 residents just bought the police department a \$500K “Peace Keeper” armored vehicle. To say nothing about the four \$30K Harleys every three years and the two 24-foot Boston Whalers, each with twin 200 outboards that are replaced every three years.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Alden
  89. @Steve Sailer

    All Terrain Vehicles were a very white thing in the 20th Century but now they are big in the Philadelphia slums.

    Yes, but from what I see on Youtube, blacks ride their ATVs and dirtbikes on the public streets. When I was a kid, my friends and I all had dirtbikes and we rode in the woods and fields.

  90. @R.G. Camara

    I recall reading that her parents frequently perform in her band.

    Notwithstanding the liberal politics and rather tame libertinism, I’m guessing the Eilish family is way more Belmont than Fishtown.

    So a smart, talented, intact family laughing all the way to the bank.

    The great sin of our elites is they do not preach what they practice.

  91. @Dr. X

    Seasons. There are more deaths of exuberance during warm months. Cold months tend to be depressing, not exuberating.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  92. @EdwardM

    Drunk fraternity boys falling off the frat house’s second story balcony is a classic …

    “Idiocracy” starts with a trailer park white’s jet ski accident.

  93. @Anon

    Bill Bratton says that cops are car guys, so one of his first steps whenever he took over a new police department in his storied career, was to lobby to get the cops newly under his command cooler cop cars.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  94. @YetAnotherAnon

    That was a reference to my unfortunate family member.

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  95. @James N. Kennett

    Ever since Nobel, there have been a lot of rich guys who have started a lot of prizes, but only a handful have developed brand recognition. For example, biologists win a prize that comes with a Nobel sized payout and the King of Sweden gives you a medal and everything, but I only ever see it mentioned in biographies of famous biologists like Edward O. Wilson and William D. Hamilton. The Crafoord Prize?

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    , @epebble
  96. @dearieme

    I usually call the Economics prize “the quasi-Nobel,” but the 2015 award did a lot of good by leading to attention for the winner’s paper on Deaths of Despair three weeks later.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  97. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “Malt liquor” IS beer so I would use it 1:1.

    The only difference between a cheap American lager and a “malt liquor” is that the malt liquor usually has more alcohol. This is usually achieved by adding sugar to the unfermented beer mash. The sugar is consumed by the yeast and turned into extra alcohol in the final product so the “liquor” doesn’t taste sweet.

    Usually really cheap bottom of the line beer and malt liquor are about the same price but the malt liquor has more “bang for the buck” for those seeking a cheap thrill.

    Nowadays, there are plenty of high quality beers such as IPAs that are higher in alcohol than most malt liquor but they achieve their high alcohol thru the use of a lot of grain, which costs \$. Tossing a few sacks of sugar (actually dextrose) into the mash adds very little cost so you can sell a high alcohol beer for about the same price as a low alcohol one. Also malt liquor consumers are not picky about taste so you can use minimal and low grade hops, another expensive ingredient.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  98. @Redneck farmer

    Riding around on an ATV in warm weather sounds fun. (In January, not so much.)

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  99. @The Anti-Gnostic

    “The great sin of our elites is they do not preach what they practice.”

    Wasn’t it Charles Murray who said that they “talk 60s and live 50s“* ?

    * obviously not Hunter Biden, but the Biden clan are more elite placeholders than actual elites. Lots of commenters here say “Putin” to mean “Russia”, but no one anywhere thinks Biden is in charge of America.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    , @Corvinus
    , @Jack D
  100. Jack D says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Russian English language media aimed at the West caters to its audience (which they know has access to complete information) and is slightly less in a fantasy world than Russian language TV in Russia where they keep talking about all the Jewish Nazis in Ukraine.

    It’s not a reasonable description. “Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements” is maybe 1 out of 10 of the rotating list of reasons that Russia has given for attacking its neighbor.

    Here is the text of the UN Resolution that lays out the consensus of world opinion on the illegality of what Russia has done.

    [The General Assembly:]

    1. Reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters;

    2. Deplores in the strongest terms the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine in violation of Article 2 (4) of the Charter;

    3. Demands that the Russian Federation immediately cease its use of force against Ukraine and to refrain from any further unlawful threat or use of force against any Member State;

    4. Also demands that the Russian Federation immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders;

    5.  Deplores the 21 February 2022 decision by the Russian Federation related to the status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine as a violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and inconsistent with the principles of the Charter;

    6. Demands that the Russian Federation immediately and unconditionally reverse the decision related to the status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine;

    and here was the vote:

    https://www.aljazeera.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/INTERACTIVE_Day_8_UN_Vote_Condem_Russia_02-03-2022.png?w=770&resize=770%2C770

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    , @J.Ross
  101. @YetAnotherAnon

    I saw that story at RT as well and had the same thoughts. I’ve read RT, Tass and Sputnik for years and can’t remember being struck by an obvious lie when reading any of them. That may change as the war in Ukraine goes on and the Russians give up on appealing to a western “reasonable man” who doesn’t exist in practice.

    As for the Anglosphere media, I don’t think a week goes by without seeing an obvious and easily disproven lie having to do with foreign affairs. I mean lies that even I can debunk by doing a bit of research online: things like deliberately misquoting a foreign official when the transcript and a full video clip is available. Obviously this kind of mendacity works well enough for them.

  102. @Alden

    “you seem to spend hours a day roaming the internet looking for women you disapprove of”

    It only takes me seconds, I just go to the Guardian opinion section.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/09/priti-patel-inhumane-rwanda-plan-tory-dinner

    • LOL: Kylie
  103. Jack D says:
    @Redneck farmer

    To drive a car on the streets you need a license and registration and insurance. To drive an ATV you just need an ATV.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  104. @Jack D

    Russian English language media caters to its audience and is slightly less in a fantasy world than Russian language TV in Russia. The commenters there keep complaining that Russia is being too nice and why don’t they just get it over with and nuke NATO

    But that’s not lying or drifting into fantasy, that’s a country with nukes discussing their use. “If you will it, it is no dream”.

    It’s remarkable how western hawks see such talk as proof that Russia needs to be pushed even farther.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  105. Mike Tre says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I’ve been trying to convince people that me opening my window is undoubtedly scientific.

    (We hear them)

  106. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    And, just like that, Jack D suddenly demanded that anyone in the universe respect the UN.

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  107. @Bill Jones

    Just what kind of cars are these cops driving? Rolls-Royce Corniches?

    It’s obviously been a while since you bought your Corniche, good to see it holding up so well.

    Place a meat pie under the hood while driving around bonnet whilst tooling about, and you’ll soon have a hot, tasty Corniche pasty!

    How to Cook Food on Your Car’s Engine

    • Replies: @Alden
  108. @Mike Tre

    I don’t know the race of this guy, but he hit a car on a motorcycle going over 130 mph, and wasn’t even being pursued!

    A motorcycle crash so horrific YouTube makes you click on it to consent because of the content. This happened in West Hills in the San Fernando Valley last January.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  109. “the triumph of BLM encouraged blacks to behave like a triumphant army sacking a besieged city”

    Precisely said. Before Floyd was cold, huge nighttime caravans of vehicles drove from store lot to store lot in my city, passengers pouring out to smash and grab. Blacks have honed the flash mob tactic – the comms, the organization, the fearlessness – such that they can deploy massive impromptu assaults almost instantly.

    This on top of the frequent threat of widespread arson that they’ve used to intimidate our leaders for over fifty years, and their despicable constant background-level of vicious lethal crime.

  110. prosa123 says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Senator Paul may want to stay away from elevator shafts, small aircraft, and nail guns.

    Our pal Rand had also better stay away from the scything fists of anyone over 10 years or age and/or 80 pounds. What a sissy.

  111. prosa123 says:
    @Jack D

    The only difference between a cheap American lager and a “malt liquor” is that the malt liquor usually has more alcohol. This is usually achieved by adding sugar to the unfermented beer mash. The sugar is consumed by the yeast and turned into extra alcohol in the final product so the “liquor” doesn’t taste sweet.
    Usually really cheap bottom of the line beer and malt liquor are about the same price but the malt liquor has more “bang for the buck” for those seeking a cheap thrill.

    I believe the very cheapest way to get drunk is to imbibe one of the “bumwines” such as Thunderbird or Night Train Express.
    http://www.bumwine.com/

    • Replies: @Jack D
  112. @The Anti-Gnostic

    I recall reading that her parents frequently perform in her band.

    Pimps keeping an eye on their property.

    Notwithstanding the liberal politics and rather tame libertinism, I’m guessing the Eilish family is way more Belmont than Fishtown.

    lol. That’s right up there with “virgin in a whorehouse/strip club” kind of nonsense.

    “Yes, she preaches absolute degeneracy, but really her parents are Ozzie & Harriet!” is the kind of delusional nonsense people need to leave behind.

    There’s never just one cockroach.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  113. Alden says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Many years ago there was a TV documentary explaining exactly how to cook food inside the car’s engine.

  114. @Cagey Beast

    I don’t know what went wrong with the blockquoting. My part begins with “But that’s not lying or drifting into fantasy”.

  115. Kylie says:
    @Mike Tre

    “She[Eilish] was white and attractive, so of course her handlers needed to make her ugly.”

    Not sure her handlers had to exert themselves to do that.

    https://www.hola.com/us/celebrities/20211020312208/billie-eilish-surprises-fans-by-rocking-a-form-fitting-top/?viewas=amp

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  116. @Jack D

    You probably shouldn’t be surprised to find out how many people are driving without a license and insurance. An occasional skipped registration, too.

  117. Alden says:
    @Anon

    Beverly Hills Ca, Police Department in a very low crime city has a tank. I don’t know what it’s purpose is.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  118. @YetAnotherAnon

    Is there any place on earth improved by the presence of black’s?

  119. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    What about the intimidation factor? Isn’t a big double barreled shotgun frightening? Also it could be used as a club too.

  120. Hibernian says:
    @Mr. Anon

    All six prizes are awarded by members of the Scandinavian Establishment, not by Joe Schmoe.

  121. Pretty sweet troll, Mr. Steve, commingling three fake concepts into one gay article, viz:

    1) faked sadness for dead black bodies

    2) a fake virus

    3) a fake election

    And then pretending anyone can profitably learn from fake things. I mean really your mention of 2 and 3 were purely tendentious and added nothing – they weren’t even funny, ya know like your hilarious knee-slapping term ‘knucklehead’. That was comedy gold back in the day!

    Troll grade: B+

    • Troll: jamie b.
  122. Over the past decade white deaths have exceeded white births by 7 million, yet deaths of despair are just part of the problem. The main cause of the declining white population is due to very low fertility rates since 1970.

    The US white population has declined from 197 million to 190 million over the past decade. The demographic death spiral has begun…White deaths will exceed white births for years to come. Last year 2 million whites joined the ranks of senior citizens by turning 65 , and 2.5 million whites died while only 1.7 million white babies were born last year. Over the next decade ~25 million whites will pass away and just 16 million whites will be born while 12 million non-whites migrate into America…thus the white population will decline another 10 million by 2032 (down to 179 million) as the non-white population increases from 131 million to 155 million

  123. @Anon

    OT: Biden is shipping pallets of baby formula to the border and reserving it for illegal immigrants,

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/biden-regime-shipping-pallets-baby-formula-border-facilities-illegal-aliens-american-babies-go-hungry/

    I may have overlooked something, but everything in the article you linked to seems to come from a single source: a Republican congressman.

    Newsweek tried to run with the same thing, but even they had to admit there wasn’t much to go on:

    https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-accuse-joe-biden-baby-formula-border-immigrants-kat-cammack-marjorie-taylor-greene-1706186

    This might be an interesting story if it had more than one source, but in its current form it does not appear to be much more than clickbait. “Republicans say blah, blah, blah,” when Republicans can say just about anything.

    If you have another, better link, please post it.

  124. AceDeuce says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Murray himself lives in a nearly all-White small town in Maryland. He was born and raised in an all White town in Iowa.

  125. @Steve Sailer

    Bill Bratton says that cops are car guys, so one of his first steps whenever he took over a new police department in his storied career, was to lobby to get the cops newly under his command cooler cop cars.

    Do they get any “cooler” than this?

    Of course, you could see them a mile away on the rolling hills of the Thruway, the Southern Tier Expressway, or the Southern State Parkway. But is the point to catch speeders, or to encourage them not to speed in the first place?

  126. @Steve Sailer

    The word “Nobel” generates publicity. It helps if the media incorrectly refer to the prize as a “Nobel Prize”, as they do with the Economics Prize. The “Ig Nobel Prizes” have also achieved recognition this way!

  127. @Alden

    But of all the rich, low crime neighborhood police forces in the country, I could imagine the Beverly Hills PD being most likely to someday need a tank for some currently unimaginable but when it happens no doubt hilarious reason.

  128. “If you keep being told by important people day after day across all channels that you are wonderful and law enforcement shouldn’t apply to you, why wouldn’t you believe them.”

    It’s actually much worse than that. First, they told 40 million people that all their problems were caused by a different group of people, paving the way to hatred and violence. Then they told them that looting and stealing were appropriate means by which to be compensated for these injustices. Then they told them that the people designated to keep order in the streets were their deadly and murderous enemies. Then they told the people designated to keep order in the streets that if anything goes wrong in an interaction with one of those 40 million, at best their lives will be ruined. At worst they will spend 20 years in prison.

    And they’re completely mystified by the chaos in the streets.

  129. BB753 says:

    Look at the death numbers between 2019 and 2021. You’d swear there were no massive deaths caused by a deadly pandemic. In fact, more people died in 2021 than in 2020.
    https://deadorkicking.com/death-statistics/us/2021/

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  130. Old Prude says:
    @Kylie

    Hey, Alden, do you really think that green-haired thing is more attractive than AnotherDad’s dreams of Evangeline?

    When in the harvest heat she bore, to the reapers at noontide
    Flagons of home-brewed ale, ah! Fair, in soothe, was the maiden!

  131. @BB753

    Deaths in the U.S. increased 19% from 2019 to 2020, the biggest one year increase of the last 100 years.

    • Replies: @BB753
  132. @R.G. Camara

    I’m an old man who hasn’t kept up with popular music since the 1990s, but even I have noticed that girl singer/songwriter pop stars in the 21st Century are often obviously bright, such as Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. Looking up Lady Gaga and Lorde, I see that both are mentioned for acing IQ tests to get into gifted programs as children. I’ve only heard a handful of Billie Eilish recordings on the radio, but she’s clearly a gifted artist.

    This is a change from the later 20th Century, when gal singers tended to be either God’s own athletic vocalists, like Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey, cunning forces of nature like Madonna, or dancing queens like Britney Spears. Now you have a bunch of good blood, good bone types, much like British actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and actresses like Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley now tend to be from the upper crust of society: e.g., the Swintons (Tilda) are one of the three surviving Anglo-Saxon aristocratic families from before the Norman Invasion.

    Being a pop star is for girls kind of like being a movie director/screenwriter is for guys: it’s the big time. Yeah, the Coen Brothers are verbally smarter than you or just about anybody you know are. Tarantino is only semi-literate due to dyslexia, but he’s also astonishingly gifted in unconventional ways. Etc etc.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  133. Corvinus says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Do you keep up with First Amendment implications, rule of law, and precedent? Seems to me this story would be worthy of NOTICING.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/13/tech/texas-hb20-social-media-law/index.html

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  134. @anonymouseperson

    “Is there any place on earth improved by the presence of blacks?”

    South Sudan?

    “I always did like the Dinkas. Happy, idle, contented people, with few wants and no cares, singing to their cattle in the sun. Stark naked and free by the river banks and singing to their cattle in the sun. All they wanted was to he left alone, just like everybody else.”

    https://ukcommentators.blogspot.com/2006/11/sudan-incident-1909.html

  135. Mike Tre says:
    @petit bourgeois

    Roscoe and Fallbrook is less than two miles from where I lived in West Hills. Behind the news reporter’s left shoulder was the location of the an old Hughes Aircraft facility that sat vacant for over 10 years before Devry opened a campus there.

  136. Corvinus says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    “Lots of commenters here say “Putin” to mean “Russia””

    No, they mean to reference Putin.

    “but no one anywhere thinks Biden is in charge of America.”

    Misinformation on your part.

  137. Jack D says:
    @prosa123

    You can buy a “foty” (a 40 oz. bottle) of malt liquor for a couple of \$ and in any corner store. In some states wine can only be sold in liquor stores and even a pint of bumwine costs more than a foty. But yes, it’s the same idea – the point of these products is the most alcohol for the least \$ and not quality or taste. I suppose it’s partly a matter of taste – some bums prefer wine and others prefer beer.

    Bumwine gets fortified to almost 20% alcohol (40 proof) by making a regular wine (these top out at maybe 14 or 15%) and then adding “grape neutral spirits” (alcohol distilled from grapes or grape leftovers) to it, the same as traditional port or sherry. You can’t just add sugar and ferment it to 20% because at some point the alcohol concentration will kill the yeast. So a pint of bumwine has 1/2 the alcohol of a pint of vodka but costs less than 1/2 the price.

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
  138. AceDeuce says:
    @anonymouseperson

    Is there any place on earth improved by the presence of blacks?

    Not ON Earth, no.

    But six feet underneath it….

  139. Jack D says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Lots of commenters here say “Putin” to mean “Russia”, but no one anywhere thinks Biden is in charge of America.

    That’s because, by design, the President of the United States has limited power. Putin at this point makes all of the important decisions in Russia because Russia has a weak constitutional system. On paper they have all of the structures of constitutional government but they are Potemkin structures – in reality Putin is an absolute dictator. If he wants you poisoned, you are poisoned. If he wants you sentenced to a prison camp, you get sentenced to a prison camp. If he wants to attack a neighboring country, it gets attacked. Sure there are judges and prosecutors and a legislature and so on, but they all do whatever Putin tells them to do. So he is literally personally responsible for this war. It is Putin’s war.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  140. @Jack D

    It really is nice to have Putin out there, isn’t it? No matter how broken, hostile, disheartening and cretinous our political class becomes, at least its better than Putin and his gang.

    I bet a lot of people wish the performance review at their job worked the same way. Sure they may steal from the till, be responsible for three workplace deaths and are driving customers away but at least they’re better than a semi-mythical manager at another company somewhere.

  141. epebble says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Interestingly, the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics is worth three times the Nobel and has been awarded to high quality physics research but has not attracted the reputation that should come with a 3 million \$ award.

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

    However, in the areas I am interested in, Fields Medal, Turing Award and IEEE Medal of Honor are held in high esteem.

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

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

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

  142. MEH 0910 says:
    @Anon

    • Replies: @Jack D
  143. Jack D says:
    @MEH 0910

    If we had been better mind readers

    Yeah, who could POSSIBLY imagine that reducing the supply of formula by 40% overnight would cause it to disappear from the shelves? What kind of 5 dimensional chess would you have to be able to play in order to anticipate something like that happening?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  144. BB753 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Numbers didn’t increase worldwide, which would have been expected had there been a pandemic.

  145. Brutusale says:
    @Corvinus

    And what First Amendment issues would arise from this law?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @fish
  146. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    Uh, the same adwizards who flooded the market with free money and were baffled to find runaway inflation and nobody wanting to work? And the same school of cutting off gasoline and then not understanding why OPEC won’t help us? This is all one thing.

  147. Alden says:
    @Steve Sailer

    BH has a big July 4 festival. They let the kids climb on it. Sometimes it’s parked in front of the police building in the civic center. Weird.

  148. Corvinus says:
    @Brutusale

    The Texas law violates the First Amendment rights of private entities to exercise control over speech, whether it be brick and mortar buildings or social media companies, along with seeking to gut Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a clause shielding businesses from liability for moderating user-generated content. The law would compel companies to publish speech they prefer not to publish. Do you support that government overreach?

  149. Corvinus says:
    @anonymouseperson

    The better question is there a place where your kind of whites didn’t pillage and plunder—you know, gimmedats and free stuff—what they got from them Darkies.

  150. fish says:
    @Brutusale

    Gee Corby….seems like a topic for your website.

  151. Anonymous[121] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Aside from the engine noise, how is this any different to the Critical Mass events? (which were I recall pretty much entirely white)

    At lease these black bikers don’t do their thing during rush hour and block ordinary citizens from getting to work.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  152. @Anon

    Biden is stupid. Hell hath no rage like parents who cannot feed their kid.

    Whatever happened to teats?

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Jack D
  153. @Jack D

    People said “Reagan’s America,” and meant it. There is no equivalent “Biden’s America.” Biden lacks executive agency.

    You are far more interested in Russian and Ukrainian politics than US politics, which makes sense.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  154. Brutusale says:
    @Corvinus

    If Texas wants to go the distance in the courts, do you want to bet on the outcome? I have a feeling that the hammer will come down on this crap after the midterms.

    What they need to moderate is summed up by one line from Potter Stewart: I know it when I see it.

    Anyway, in the standard that set censorship policy for a while, Miller v. California, obscenity standards were thusly defined:

    Whether “the average person, applying contemporary community standards”, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest,
    Whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct or excretory functions[4] specifically defined by applicable state law,
    Whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.

    Which seems to me describes 50% of what’s on the Internet in the first place.

    But factual posts on the WuFlu vaccines are much more hurtful to society than 13-year old girls shaking their thong-clad asses in TikTok videos!

    Any logical nation would BAN TikTok.

    https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2022/05/13/tiktok-sued-after-10-year-old-dies-in-blackout-challenge/

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  155. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    You’re kidding, right? Interactions with blacks always have the potential for violence. A black event may superficially resemble a white event but blacks can turn violent in an instant.

    https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-atvs-dirt-bikes-gregory-stevens-attack-motorist-hearing-20210416.html

    Maybe you live in some whitopia such that your exposure to blacks is only from TV? If you are so naïve as to not understand the difference and you find yourself in a black environment, I hope that you don’t find out the hard way.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  156. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Not every mother is capable of breast feeding.

    Breast feeding, BTW, correlates with income. High income/high education mothers see breast feeding as “earthy” and natural and desirable. Low income mothers associate it with being too poor to afford formula and formula feeding is the more prestigious method among ghetto blacks and Hispanics.

    Something over 1/2 the formula in America is purchased pursuant to the WIC welfare program where low income mothers get formula for free.

  157. @Steve Sailer

    Something involving Ashkenazi realtors, Persian homeowners, Russian contractors, crypto currency, and a big misunderstanding about adjoining lands and real property law. Hilarity ensues.

  158. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Disinformation on your part. There is no such thing as “Reagan’s America” or “Biden’s America”. It’s just America.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  159. Farenheit says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Very good point…I think the infamous Ray Lewis checks almost all of these boxes, doubly so with his ability to buy his way out of his mess.

  160. @Corvinus

    Can private companies ban ban people for their creed or sexual orientation? In some states private companies cannot restrict access based on a persons political ideology.

    social media does discriminate against individuals with certain political beliefs. Social media sites like Twitter are similar to other communication methods, such as the telephone. Could AT&T forbid Jews from using their services? Could they ban communists ? Paleo-conservatives? Trump ? Could Apple ban the politically incorrect from purchasing their phones?

    It seems that Twitter could easily ban offending tweets but still allow users access to their product. Not sure why they feel the need to blacklist people or news outlets like the NY Post and prevent them from using their platform. If Twitter wanted to ban all stories critical of Biden and his family they could still have allowed the NY Post to use Twitter for other stories not related to Biden, yet they banned The NY post from. Tweeting about sports and the weather due to a factual post about Biden. This interference with the federal elections and was worth untold millions to the Biden campaign

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  161. Corvinus says:
    @Brutusale

    “If Texas wants to go the distance in the courts, do you want to bet on the outcome? I have a feeling that the hammer will come down on this crap after the midterms.”

    Do you or do you not support government overreach? Do you or do you not support observing precedent, which is supposedly a conservative judicial ideology?

    “What they need to moderate is summed up by one line from Potter Stewart: I know it when I see it.”

    Which is subjective in nature. One person may view it entirely different than another person.

    “Anyway, in the standard that set censorship policy for a while, Miller v. California, obscenity standards were thusly defined”

    Which has been criticized on the left and on the right as being too vague.

    “Which seems to me describes 50% of what’s on the Internet in the first place.”

    Right, seems to YOU.

    @But factual posts on the WuFlu vaccines are much more hurtful to society than 13-year old girls shaking their thong-clad asses in TikTok videos!”

    According to Who/Whom?

    “Any logical nation would BAN TikTok.”

    No True Scotsman Fallacy.

  162. Corvinus says:
    @Jack D

    “You’re kidding, right? Interactions with blacks always have the potential for violence”

    Extremely limited potential. Everyday in America, there are millions of interactions between white people and black people, in schools, at businesses, at sporting events, etc, and there isn’t violence or even outright aggression.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  163. @Corvinus

    What would you know about America?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  164. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    This is our future America, right?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1525913790952484865

    “What are YOU prepared to do?”—Officer Malone, The Untouchables

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  165. @Corvinus

    LOL. Yes, we know white people with firearms terrify you.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  166. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Trained solders, yes. Not play acting suburban dads and moms.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  167. @Jack D

    I used to collect vintage port. It’s good with a Cuban cigar and Chile infused dark chocolate after a good meal.

    The history of Port is interesting. Back in the day the English and French hated each other so much that English would buy their wine from the Portuguese. This is why so many vineyards in the duoro river valley have English names to this day.

    The history of appellation and quality control can also be traced to Portugal. The Portuguese used to spike their wine with elderberry juice, so they formed a national agency to control the product.

    Port wine came about to keep the wine from spoiling on the long voyage to England. They simply topped off the casks with grape brandy and by the time it reached england you’d have 18% ABV. Delicious stuff. I recommend the 1977 vintage if you can afford 800 bucks.

  168. Corvinus says:
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    “Can private companies ban ban people for their creed or sexual orientation?”

    Let them. And risk public scrutiny, loss of income, and potential lawsuits. Is it worth it?

    “I’m some states private companies cannot restrict access based on a persons political ideology.”

    Which states?

    “Social media sites like Twitter are similar to other communication methods, such as the telephone.”

    Not quite.

    https://insidesources.com/social-media-platforms-arent-att/

    However, social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter aren’t government actors. In fact, they have First Amendment rights of their own. This much was made clear in the Ninth Circuit’s well-considered decision in Prager Univ. v. Google, where the court found that “[d]espite YouTube’s ubiquity and its role as a public-facing platform, it remains a private forum, not a public forum subject to judicial scrutiny under the First Amendment.

    “Could AT&T from using their services? Could they ban communists ? Paleo-conservatives? Trump ? Could Apple ban the politically incorrect from purchasing their phones?”

    The better question is “Would they”.

  169. Jack D says:
    @Corvinus

    It’s like having a pet pit bull. 364 days out of 365 they are great pets and on day 365 they tear your arms off.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  170. Ralph L says:
    @Steve Sailer

    They may need to enter secure estates to plant bloody gloves.

  171. @Corvinus

    See, the thing about a firearm is, even if it’s a depressed, unstable nobody pulling the trigger, it can still kill people.

    With just a little bit of training, white suburban teenagers do just fine.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  172. @Thea

    Turkey ought never have been admtted. The West stops at the Bosphorus.

    • Agree: Thea
  173. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Those are exceptions to the rule. People like yourself like to think they can play Rambo. Doesn’t work that way in reality.

    Suburban family hate against elites doesn’t put bullets in the chamber. You have to have guile and gumption, and they (and you) lack those traits.

  174. [Cleverly posts 2,209,000 words on unz.com – with guile and gumption]

    • Thanks: Corvinus
  175. Corvinus says:
    @Jack D

    “It’s like having a pet pit bull. 364 days out of 365 they are great pets and on day 365 they tear your arms off.”

    It’s not like that at all. If anything, the larger threat to society is your kind, or so says a number of the Unz commentariat. Yet you insist otherwise. It’s interesting how you use their same arguments to lash out against the darkies.

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