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Dear Twitter:

I am an anti-murder journalist-activist.

I tweet out, among much else, data-driven analyses of the causes of the record 31% increase in gun murders in 2020 over 2019.

You have chosen to suspend my account for 12 hours on the grounds that these tweets are “hateful” and “promote violence,” when in obvious reality that are “data-filled” and are intended to educate the public about the causes of the enormous increase in murders in the US over the last 9 months so America can have a social science-informed conversation about how to lower the murder rate.

Please re-establish my Twitter account and issue a public apology to me for your pro-violence censorship.

Yours truly,
Steve Sailer

In the tweets above, I link to Brooklyn College professor Robert Cherry’s January 13 article in National Review. Like me a week earlier, Prof. Cherry appears to have made up his own spreadsheet comparing 2020 murders to 2019 murders:

2020’s Spike in Urban Homicides Should Not Be a Mystery
By ROBERT CHERRY
January 13, 2021 6:30 AM

Some in the media suggest the spike is simply another downside of the pandemic. There would appear to be another explanation.

In 2020, homicides increased by 35 percent from 2019 across the 50 largest urban areas, reaching levels in many cities not seen for more than 20 years. Some in the media suggest the spike is simply another downside of the pandemic. But this would appear to gloss over the likely link to unintended consequences of the nationwide demonstrations after George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police.

Similarly, my reference to there only being 14 unarmed blacks who were shot dead by police in 2020 comes from the Washington Post’s database of police killings, a trivial number compared to the 3,668 fatality increase in 2020 over 2019 in gun murders according to data in the Gun Violence Archive.

And, I point out, not all the “unarmed” black victims were actually unarmed: Michael Brown of Ferguson tried to wrestle the gun from the policeman in his cruiser, causing a shot to be fired inside the police car, jogger-prowler Armaud Arbery charged the man attempting a citizen’s arrest and had his hand on the barrel of the shotgun when shot, and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta stole a policeman’s tazer and shot it at him.

But, being against murder in 2021 brings censorship.

 
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  1. Come on, Steve. Unflinching support for Black Lives Matter doesn’t really mean that black lives matter. You’re hung up on all this literalist stuff, and you’re missing, like, the metaphors and stuff.

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Thanks: Sean
    • LOL: Hugo Silva, Mr. XYZ
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @JimDandy

    (A side note to Dandyism - in memoriam Oscar Wilde)

    Your comment is ironizing the postmodern twilight of facts, irony, criticism, and meta-analysis of the power structure of the public discourse.

    But the way you do it is ambiguous in itself, so it could quite easily be misunderstood. I hope it won't though.

    Replies: @JimDandy

  2. Twitter got me for noticing Guatemalans are short. OK I used the term sawed off but that it made them ideally suited for stoop labor and their short stature and low center of gravity made them more stable during the frequent earthquakes in that Central American country.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @unit472


    Twitter got me for noticing Guatemalans are short. OK I used the term sawed off but that it made them ideally suited for stoop labor and their short stature and low center of gravity made them more stable during the frequent earthquakes in that Central American country.

     

    Guatemala long pursued a claim for British Honduras, now known as Belize. They finally dropped it when the Belizeans asked, "You do know we are black, don't you?"

    Just what kind of people are we getting from Honduran Honduras? "Oppressed" feminists and fruits?


    Honduran lawmakers vote to lock in bans on abortion, same-sex marriage

    “This reform is the product of a state-imposed religion on Honduras,” Kevihn Ramos, the head of a gay rights advocacy group in Honduras, said.
     

    We have enough "Kevihns" of our own!

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @Alden
    @unit472

    You have permission to post on Twitter that I am short. Because I am indeed short.

    , @advancedatheist
    @unit472

    A lot of Hispanic immigrant women know how to sew; they made face masks for their relatives and friends early on before the market could catch up with the demand. I also suspect that they have to alter the off-the-rack women's clothing they buy in American stores to make it fit their often shorter and stouter bodies. Yet the advertising for women's apparel doesn't seem to reflect this demographic reality about American consumers.

    Replies: @Cortes

  3. “And how we burned in moderation later, thinking we should have just been as inflammatory as possible. What if, when every time one of Jeff’s censors went to work that day xe would have to kiss xer’s cats goodbye for possibly the last time. If we had just set up on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram with an ambush of memes, statistics and plain old insults that the agents would join the 41% and the infernal machine would have ground to a halt!
    – Ben Solzhenitsyn, The Online Archipelago

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @gent
    @BenKenobi

    JuSt BuIlD yOuR oWn GuLaG

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @BenKenobi

    Cancel culture's end game, according to Ginger Hippy Dude.

    https://youtu.be/_sKX2Gk7eFY

  4. I’ve been trying for a couple of years to get kicked off Twitter with no success. How did you do it?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Dan Smith

    I am impervious to getting kicked off of Twitter, Dan, having never twitted a single twit. However, I have been trying to get onto the $PLC Hatewatch list for years. Please help. (For the price of a cup of Double Roast Vente Latte each morning, you can ...)

    Replies: @Kylie

    , @Anonymous
    @Dan Smith

    You must not actually be trying. Getting suspended by Twitter is exceedingly simple: Post any factual information and add a commentary that puts any of the PC-protected groups in less than favorable light. Do it a few times in a row. Done!

    But, Twitter feels your pain and is adding a "Birdwatch" volunteer program (which, to reflect truth, should actually be called "Snitch"): https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/product/2021/introducing-birdwatch-a-community-based-approach-to-misinformation.html

    This will make kicking you off much easier and faster.

    Replies: @anon, @ic1000

    , @wren
    @Dan Smith

    I got instantly suspended for linking to this site when they were posting pictures from Hunter's laptop.

    https://gnews.org/

    I didn't even link to a specific article they wrote.

    The pictures are real, and provided legally.

    According to my source who often seems to bring these things up, dorsey is a pedo.

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

  5. Haha what the hell did you expect?

    This is never going to get better. Enjoy your twilight weeks on that idiotic platform

    • Replies: @Anon
    @anon

    Boomer who told everyone to calm down about a stolen election gets snuffed out.

  6. So I wonder how this site is allowed to stay on, is Ron Unz secretly recording our activities for the Feds? Is this site a honeypot?

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
    @Znzn

    Ron will allow his own servers to stay on. He probably even knows how to maintain them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Michael S

    , @J.Ross
    @Znzn

    Unz literally "buit his own." Of course, he already was a billionaire.

    Replies: @Polistra

    , @anon
    @Znzn

    He's still with the tribe so they cut him slack.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Znzn

    "Is this site a honeypot?"

    For me the honey is the pictures of naked John Houseman that Art Deco promised but hasn't delivered. I'm thinking Art might be an operative for the DOJ's Equity Division.

  7. I don’t know why you’d want to keep frequenting the shithole that is twitter. Just get on gab, or Parler when it returns, if you feel the need for such services.

    • Agree: PhysicistDave
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Bumpkin


    Just get on gab, or Parler when it returns....
     
    Aren’t you adorable ....

    https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2014/9-5/YFFk7CWx7x-10.png

    Replies: @Bumpkin

    , @szopen
    @Bumpkin

    Why @Ron Unz can't just make a mastodon instance?

  8. @Dan Smith
    I’ve been trying for a couple of years to get kicked off Twitter with no success. How did you do it?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Anonymous, @wren

    I am impervious to getting kicked off of Twitter, Dan, having never twitted a single twit. However, I have been trying to get onto the $PLC Hatewatch list for years. Please help. (For the price of a cup of Double Roast Vente Latte each morning, you can …)

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "...I have been trying to get onto the $PLC Hatewatch list for years."

    If you've never come to the attention of Heidi Beirich, you're doing it all wrong.

    Larry Auster had her eating out of his hand. Metaphorically speaking, of course, although when I saw her pic, I realized if a man took her out to dinner, she would not be a cheap date.

    Replies: @Stebbing Heuer

  9. Mr. Sailer,

    That ship has sailed. ‘Polite Society’ doesn’t want your kind. Move on dot com!

  10. Which face would you buy a used car from?

    • Thanks: SafeNow
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Is Dorsey trying out to play a Jedi in the next Star Wars movie?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Rob McX
    @Reg Cæsar

    Looking like a homeless transient is the new way for billionaires to avoid being kidnapped for ransom?

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    When did Luke Skywalker get a nose ring?

    , @donut
    @Reg Cæsar

    I bet Steve couldn't afford that hoody .

    , @Frank McGar
    @Reg Cæsar

    I'll bet Dorsey read about how Steve Jobs would walk around barefoot in his office and decided he was going to model himself into the next new-age hippie pied-piper tech guru. What a douche.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    All the Jedi references are by LOSERS who don't know that Jedis wear brown and tan. Really COOL KiDS know that black is worn by Sith Lords.

    Darth Jack is obviously trying to "bring order to the galaxy". Speaking of which, someone with DeepFake skills should make a DeepFake video superimposing Biden's face on that of Grand Moff Tarken in the conference room scene...

    " The Republican Party will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that John Brennan has dissolved the right wing permanently. The last remnants of the old republic have been swept away.... Fear will keep the voters in line--fear of Domestic Terrorism prosecutions. "

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EgcASmh2oAU

    BTW, I am not surprised that Steve was targeted, but I am surprised that people like Razib Khan and Charles Murray, who don't need to post on Twitter and ought to know better, are still on that platform.

    Replies: @Polemos

    , @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    Physiognomy don’t lie.

    Seeking v knowing.

    Doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and doesn’t want to.

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/01/05/13/2FD0848000000578-0-image-a-97_1452001737752.jpg

    , @Muggles
    @Reg Cæsar

    So Jack Dorsey is going for the Sith Lord look?

    Disney will want royalties now...

    , @Mario Partisan
    @Reg Cæsar

    That's a false choice: the anti-tech unabomber would never be in the car business. But I must admit, he seems more honest without the shades.

    That said, I think Steve would make a fine and reasonably honest car salesman. My only concern is that the maintenance manual would be replaced with a copy of his most recent Takimag column.

  11. You and Professor Cherry can share a hearty laugh about this over a bowl of gruel at Re-Education Camp

  12. @unit472
    Twitter got me for noticing Guatemalans are short. OK I used the term sawed off but that it made them ideally suited for stoop labor and their short stature and low center of gravity made them more stable during the frequent earthquakes in that Central American country.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alden, @advancedatheist

    Twitter got me for noticing Guatemalans are short. OK I used the term sawed off but that it made them ideally suited for stoop labor and their short stature and low center of gravity made them more stable during the frequent earthquakes in that Central American country.

    Guatemala long pursued a claim for British Honduras, now known as Belize. They finally dropped it when the Belizeans asked, “You do know we are black, don’t you?”

    Just what kind of people are we getting from Honduran Honduras? “Oppressed” feminists and fruits?

    Honduran lawmakers vote to lock in bans on abortion, same-sex marriage

    “This reform is the product of a state-imposed religion on Honduras,” Kevihn Ramos, the head of a gay rights advocacy group in Honduras, said.

    We have enough “Kevihns” of our own!

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Reg Cæsar

    First non-binary migrant wins right to asylum in UK.

    [Insert insane "pronoun" here] is from El Salvador.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Reg Cæsar

  13. I love the “Thanks for your appeal” . A big passive-aggressive corporate FU. Thanks for nothing.

    People used to worry about America becoming an Orwellian dictatorship. Well it turns out that we had nothing to worry about. It’s not going to be an Orwellian dictatorship, it’s going to be an Orwellian capitalist oligarchy. MUCH BETTER.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @Jack D


    I love the “Thanks for your appeal” . A big passive-aggressive corporate FU. Thanks for nothing.
     
    The thank you is somewhat off, but I can see it as an attempt to calm inflamed feelings in an inherently adversarial process.

    However the coersion on the next part is the more interesting dynamic. It's reminiscent of coercive plea-bargain offers.

    You either can sit there with a locked account while the appeal makes its way through the machine, OR just delete the tweets and get back in the game right now!

    Why stand on principle? Just delete them and you're GTG!
  14. “…attempting a citizen’s arrest ..”

    I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen’s arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @James B. Shearer

    The father was retired law enforcement.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer, @Servant of Gla'aki

    , @ic1000
    @James B. Shearer

    > I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen’s arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    Correct, Corvinus. The facts in the Arbery case are clear. The pickup-driving vigilantes who sought out the Black jogger have already been arrested for murder by the proper authorities, and have been appropriately convicted (figurative sense) for white Supremacy by Lester Holt and his fellow judges in the Court of Public Opinion.

    Sailer's predilection for "noticing" stuff that is boring, wrong, irrelevant, and incorrect has gotten him in trouble before. Crybaby Sailer likes playing the "victim card". The grownups at Twitter have stepped up their game, and are doing a great job of guiding and purifying the truthfulness of the dialog on that platform. Allowing Sailer to continue his darkly comic antics will only serve to depress advertising revenue, thus share price, thus your pension's return. It's past time for him -- and everyone like him -- to be held to account.

    Replies: @ic1000, @bomag, @El Dato

  15. Kafka wrote all this up close to a hundred years ago.

    It does not have happy ending for our protagonist.

    • Replies: @botazefa
    @Morton's toes

    Thanks for reminding me about this book, 'The Trial' by Kafka.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Morton's toes

    Neither does 1984 or Burmese Days. Hmmm...

    , @Frank McGar
    @Morton's toes

    It's been awhile, but doesn't it end with him getting let go, with no explanation at all as to what he did wrong, nor any indication when, if, or by whom he would be charged for some unexplained crime again? Sounds about right.

  16. OT: Is this 2021 or what? Woman in Silicon Valley asks someone for money, drops an ethnic slur, and hits him with a laptop. She actually doesn’t appear too degenerate as far as beggar women go. Note also the article capitalizes “White.”

    Palo Alto Police: Woman Strikes Man With Laptop In Hate Crime Attack

    PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Police in Palo Alto have arrested a woman on hate crime and assault charges after she allegedly attacked a man over his nationality in the city’s downtown Friday night.

    Officers responded to a call of a battery in progress on the 300 block of California Avenue around 7:55 p.m. When they arrived, police found the victim but the suspect had fled on foot.

    During the investigation, police said the victim, a man in his 50s of Middle Eastern descent, was approached by the suspect, who is White. The suspect asked the victim for money. After he refused, she questioned the man about his immigration status and demanded to see his ID, which he again refused.

    Police said the suspect then took a laptop out of her bag and struck him twice. She then picked up a wooden sign from the sidewalk, swung it at the victim and missed.

    The victim told police that the suspect told him that he probably hates women and was “the reason the country was going down.” He believed the attack was spurred on by the suspect hearing his accent while talking on the phone before the incident.

    Police said the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Sarah Ann Neal of Santa Clara, was found about a half hour later near El Camino and Los Robles Avenue, more than a mile from where the attack took place. Neal was then booked into Santa Clara County Jail on hate crime and assault with a deadly weapon charges, both felonies.

    The victim said he suffered pain to one of his elbows from the attack, but did not require medical attention, police said.

    According to jail records, Neal is being held at the Elmwood Women’s Correctional Facility in Milpitas on $30,000 bail. She is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/01/25/palo-alto-hate-crime-arrest-300-california-avenue/

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    "...the suspect told him that he probably hates women."
    Rosie?

  17. @unit472
    Twitter got me for noticing Guatemalans are short. OK I used the term sawed off but that it made them ideally suited for stoop labor and their short stature and low center of gravity made them more stable during the frequent earthquakes in that Central American country.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alden, @advancedatheist

    You have permission to post on Twitter that I am short. Because I am indeed short.

  18. Of all the censorship…the Twitter one bothers me the least

    Why is anyone on that thing?

    Twitter is for people who have no ability to read more than 280 characters.

    It’s designed for Low Information Voters.

    Of course the Left would dominate that Medium.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Thoughts
    @Thoughts

    Why Trump even used Twitter is beyond me. He should have posted messages and video to his Website.

    You can't win in a no-win situation...which is what Twitter is.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    , @J.Ross
    @Thoughts

    This, what weapon did Jack Dorsey hold to your head to force you to post there? When a Muslim sinner reaches Muslim Hell the first thing he is asked by the Muslim Devil is, "Did no one warn you?" Why are you appealling, do you think there is an impartial adult with 70s high school reading comprehension on the other side of the process? The process is in the hands of a screaming pinkhair tranny who has you on a list.

    Replies: @wren

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Thoughts


    It’s designed for Low Information Voters.
     
    Unfortunately, that's the key demographic in every election. Which is why social media mind control is so important.
    , @Alt Right Moderate
    @Thoughts

    Actually frequent Twitters users are relatively successful and well educated. They may be very annoying, but that doesn't make them stupid. The real problem is the vast majority of frequent posters are strong leftists who don't want to hear contrary opinions, and Dorsey is simply pandering to the complaints of his largest audience.

    One platform that conservatives might be able to have more influence over is Wikipedia, which probably has a wider range of users. If lots of conservatives made small donations whilst complaining of liberal bias, it could have a big influence on the platform.

    Already UK conservatives have started to have some impact on the BBC, which has a liberal bias but depends on license money from across the political spectrum.

  19. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dan Smith
    I’ve been trying for a couple of years to get kicked off Twitter with no success. How did you do it?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Anonymous, @wren

    You must not actually be trying. Getting suspended by Twitter is exceedingly simple: Post any factual information and add a commentary that puts any of the PC-protected groups in less than favorable light. Do it a few times in a row. Done!

    But, Twitter feels your pain and is adding a “Birdwatch” volunteer program (which, to reflect truth, should actually be called “Snitch”): https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/product/2021/introducing-birdwatch-a-community-based-approach-to-misinformation.html

    This will make kicking you off much easier and faster.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anonymous

    Twitter feels your pain and is adding a “Birdwatch” volunteer program

    Has Titania McGrath joined yet?

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @ic1000
    @Anonymous

    > Twitter is adding a “Birdwatch” volunteer program...

    Vögel beobachten macht frei.

    Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

  20. @Thoughts
    Of all the censorship...the Twitter one bothers me the least

    Why is anyone on that thing?

    Twitter is for people who have no ability to read more than 280 characters.

    It's designed for Low Information Voters.

    Of course the Left would dominate that Medium.

    Replies: @Thoughts, @J.Ross, @Hypnotoad666, @Alt Right Moderate

    Why Trump even used Twitter is beyond me. He should have posted messages and video to his Website.

    You can’t win in a no-win situation…which is what Twitter is.

    • Agree: LondonBob
    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Thoughts

    Because then you would have to actively go to his website to get this information. If you follow him on Twitter, you passive receive the same information.

  21. Steve, you should consider joining the Birdwatch program for community-driven fact-checking of tweets. Even WokeCapital is doing it: https://mobile.twitter.com/WokeCapital/status/1353868428432519169

  22. @unit472
    Twitter got me for noticing Guatemalans are short. OK I used the term sawed off but that it made them ideally suited for stoop labor and their short stature and low center of gravity made them more stable during the frequent earthquakes in that Central American country.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alden, @advancedatheist

    A lot of Hispanic immigrant women know how to sew; they made face masks for their relatives and friends early on before the market could catch up with the demand. I also suspect that they have to alter the off-the-rack women’s clothing they buy in American stores to make it fit their often shorter and stouter bodies. Yet the advertising for women’s apparel doesn’t seem to reflect this demographic reality about American consumers.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @advancedatheist

    All the more surprising since Hollywood has long been aware of that:

    https://youtu.be/80e981e04Lw

  23. @James B. Shearer
    "...attempting a citizen’s arrest .."

    I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen's arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @ic1000

    The father was retired law enforcement.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @Steve Sailer

    "The father was retired law enforcement."

    How many citizen's arrest cases do you think he dealt with in his law enforcement career? I think it is more likely that he kind of forgot that he wasn't a cop anymore.

    Replies: @unit472, @Mike Tre

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Steve Sailer

    You really should set up an alternative platform at Gab (or Parler).

    I realize those places have their deficiencies, but just having someone of your profile active at one of those places, would probably help elevate the joint a bit (as interesting people would follow you over).

  24. Purpose of the Following:

    Facebook – To know what Sales your Favorite Brands are having in Your News Feed/Put up Beautiful Vacation Photos to make HighSchool Classmates Know Your Better Than Them

    Twitter- Deep Well-Thought out Advanced Concepts (HA!)

    Instagram – It’s a Photo Album. Why is anyone using it for anything else? Even Leftists who use Stories to spew TDS look stupid. It’s a photo album for your family/friends/baby/interior decor/vacation

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Thoughts

    In theory Twitter is a way for average people to "speak truth to power." Occasionally there are some people there with really brilliant (or at least humorous) insights.

    But overall it's mostly just a remarkably depressing look at how dumb, vile, and/or downright insane so many people in our society are - even prominent and well-educated people.

    , @botazefa
    @Thoughts


    Purpose of the Following:

    Facebook – To know what Sales your Favorite Brands are having in Your News Feed/Put up Beautiful Vacation Photos to make HighSchool Classmates Know Your Better Than Them

    Twitter- Deep Well-Thought out Advanced Concepts (HA!)

    Instagram – It’s a Photo Album. Why is anyone using it for anything else? Even Leftists who use Stories to spew TDS look stupid. It’s a photo album for your family/friends/baby/interior decor/vacation
     
    No. The purpose of those is to aggregate data about human beings to sell to advertisers, governments, law enforcement, higher ed, etc. The doxxing and deplatforming we are seeing is the natural consequence of a plutocratic oligarchy partnered with leftist Big Tech.
  25. In related news the USA finally has their own Pavel Morozov. No longer need we be ashamed of our poor showing when in Stasi or KGB company. We have arrived!
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/us/politics/jackson-reffitt-father-capitol-riot.html

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @kaganovitch


    In related news the USA finally has their own Pavel Morozov. No longer need we be ashamed of our poor showing when in Stasi or KGB company. We have arrived!
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/us/politics/jackson-reffitt-father-capitol-riot.html
     
    This punk who snitched on his father
    Jackson Reffitt college fund
    $134,259 raised of $200,000 goal

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  26. Steve, as America’s Unmentionable Pundit, you should seriously consider keeping parallel twit…-like streams in multiple social networks places. Keep tweeting, but do the same at Gab, Parler (if it is back), and any Twit… style social network that allows free speech.

    Surely someone has done an app or web-based interface that lets you write one tweet and cross-post it to Twit… and Gab, or wherever.

    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled, you should not have to start from zero followers on an unknown social network. By having a presence on other networks like Twit… does a couple of things. It gives truth-friendly platforms more content, so they grow and take eyeballs away from the Ctrl-left. It makes Twitter behave better if they know that they are holding onto their product- the users- by their fingernails. It gives you an easy, already up and running place to go that your followers already know about. The right’s media is atrocious, people don’t trust NYT, CNN, or MSNBC, great. Then they fall for practical jokes or counterinsurgency like PizzaGate and QAnom. Real journalists like you could move the dissident media towards a more intelligent and reality-based view.

    I really can’t believe anyone on the right, or anyone anywhere in the political hypercube who values America’s most basic ideal, our secret sauce that made us a light unto nations – free speech – still uses Twit… after they suppressed the NY Post’s story about Biden’s offspring.

    I’m torn though. If we disappear from Twit… and Facebook, and maybe Google, we will become even more of an echo chamber, and succumb to groupthink, just like the ‘left’. Yet mainstream social media is where we have to be to reach normies. No political movement goes from the fringes to competitive nationally without gaining converts. Not the QAnonerx, they are a much greater hindrance than help. They turn off the same, productive, and capable people the dissident right needs to convert. Social media let’s us reach normies. If we flee into an alternative internet ecosystem, we will have ‘alternative facts’ and absolutely batshit conspiracy theories.

    Steve, Twitter hates you and wants you dead. You are helping them by participating.

    For Steve, but also people who aren’t Steve:

    [MORE]

    In 2022, or whenever local, state, and federal government lets people get together in meatspace, make an effort to reach out to normies. The left will be able to push through at least a large chunk of their agenda. If things turn out wonderfully, that’s fantastic! We are wrong about biology and behavior. If the left’s agenda does not work, then there will be lots of telecommuting whites driven from blue states and cities by the immigrant population explosion and black behavior.

    Talk to them in real life. Not about the culture war. Liberal and conservative are not political orientations. They are temperaments. Politics is about interests. Liberals don’t like conservatives anymore, and I’m pretty sure they return the feeling. But not that long ago, whites of all social temperaments recognized that they had interests in common. We cannot win many people over on abortion. Conservatives have been trying for decades. Ditto gays. Conservatives have won on guns. So far, at least. The culture war is not worth fighting, and it has split a population that have a lot of interests in common. We can win people over on immigration. With Trump gone, and a few years of interaction with real-life immigrants, not fantasy dusky women in American flag hijabs, but the racist, sexist, and clannish aliens that actually come here, more whites will come over to our side.

    We can people over on immigration, on trade, and separation from blacks. We can win people over on crime. We can win the people who matter, smart whites with kids, because the country is theirs, and the interests of the middle class and up whites coincide with the interests of the white working class. Look at this way. Candidate Trump supporters are about 48% of voters. We cannot win nationally without peeling off some chunks of the Democratic coalition. Who would you rather have on our team? Liberal whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians…? I think liberal whites are the best of the bunch and our natural allies. Especially because liberal whites are largely women. I would much rather have white women as part of our coalition than Kanye-following black men.They are certainly a vital part of western civilization.

    Most liberal whites are in the democratic coalition because conservatives have mostly been the party of assholes. Treat gays badly, oppose legal equality for women. I realize that a large part of working class jobs are strongly gendered. Lots of jobs require strength, which means men, and lots of jobs require working with children. Except in the abstract, most people with skin in the game prefer that women take care of kids. But lots of jobs higher up are not so inherently gendered, and the pro-man class has been militant about their daughters’ equality.

    Do we really care about gays? Women don’t mind gay men, and a big part of what turns liberal women against conservatives is the attitude towards gays. Is being a dick to gay people worth losing your country? Let gay marriage and discrimination go, and women will move back to our side.

    • Agree: Wilkey, Kylie
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Rob


    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled
     
    That strongly depends on what Steve posts. E.g., Ann Coulter, for whom Twitter is the main source of advertising (books, media appearances and invited talks) is extremely careful in choosing the words and topics so as not to trigger Twitter wrath.

    Honestly, I find it borderline unseemly that so many self-professed free speech defenders don't boycott Twitter. By far smarter move would be to quit and let the liberal monoculture choke on its own toxic stench. Which would happen with time.

    Replies: @Danindc, @vhrm

    , @Whiskey
    @Rob

    Upper Class and Middle Class White women are the eternal and natural enemy of the White man. So, that approach is flawed.

    Like it or not some element of Hispanics on basis that yes, it would be nice for them to have their third cousin over here, but that would cost them their car payment as their wages dropped, is the proper argument. A basic paycheck argument. Money for people without a lot of it.

    White women will always virtue signal. Will always engage in endless aggression against White men for being too beta, or the Alpha A-hole of their dreams that pumped and dumped them. White women might be the bottom of the pecking order but they are still insiders. White men? The designated evil, the source of all badness. The devil in Wokeness religion.

    And Twitter is just the dopamine supercharger of approbation from celebrities they never met or will meet for following the degeneracy (no other word for it) of our culture.

    Most Hispanics want to chill and grill. Tell them that Joe Biden as part of the Green New Deal wants to take their pickup truck, make them ride the bus, and eat cockroaches and weeds and their in. That's all it takes.

    As for Twitter, what kind of a naive boomer CivNat are you Steve? Why the hell are you even on there? Its a spy platform run by an evil hobo billionaire, catering to tweener girls and youngish women and blacks. Are you any of those? Its not for you White man. They already told you. I'm shocked you haven't been canceled.

    No, scratch that. I'm shocked you have not been arrested and charged with hate think. And hate speech. Lets get real Steve. You can wipe your ass with the Constitution. It does not exist except as a museum exhibit. The law is what judges say it is, any one time. That changes whenever big shots say it changes. Black people are holy redeemers of the innate sin of Whiteness, and the Elect show they are saved by HATE HATE HATING White people and pretending they are not White .... but Jews, or American Indians, or something. Jews in particular like to pretend they are not White. [They might be different kinds of White people, but just look at them. They're White.]

    ANYTHING NEGATIVE or not adulatory about black people is a racist hate think hate speech hate crime. That's the law.

    See you in Manzanar.

    , @Polistra
    @Rob


    Do we really care about gays? Women don’t mind gay men, and a big part of what turns liberal women against conservatives is the attitude towards gays. Is being a dick to gay people worth losing your country? Let gay marriage and discrimination go, and women will move back to our side.
     
    The last clause of that last sentence is risible. I couldn't care less about homos one way or the other, and I don't watch TV so I see very little of their antics. But women won't come back to 'our side' and it has nothing to do with homos. First of all, 'our side' has plenty of women already, and second, the 'other' women do whatever their MSM tell them to do, and mainly that is to vanquish and humiliate white males in every way possible.

    They're being instructed in detail every moment of every day that the only men worth saving/having/respecting are POCs and not a single bit of this is by accident. The Ruling Class is well aware that white males 1) are the only holdouts in substantial numbers to their saturation propaganda and 2) are the only group able (in theory) to mount an effective defense or response to that Ruling Class, should they ever dare to.

    Hence they are Enemy #1 and every bit of propaganda weaponry must be aimed at them. Most of all, they have to be misrepresented in their MSM so that no one will listen to them in the first place. This, they call 'privilege'.

  27. We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.

    Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man’s identity not yet been revealed? A cop in any US city who had shot an unarmed civilian, even at nighttime, would be (in)famous by now. Cops who protect average citizens get thrown to the wolves. But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    @Wilkey


    But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.
     
    I'm surprised we're even allowed to say that Ashli was murdered. Isn't that "irresponsible" and "dangerous" misinformation or something?

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

    , @Anon
    @Wilkey

    Zero sympathy. People who engage in violent insurrection deserve what happens to them.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Morris Applebaum IV

    , @Known Fact
    @Wilkey

    Not only does the murderous Capitol cop's identity remain a state secret, I'm still hearing disagreement on whether it's a man or a woman

    , @Corvinus
    @Wilkey

    "We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country."

    You're being overly dramatic here. The fact of the matter is that people broke the law at the D.C. event, and they will be held accountable.

    "Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer."

    Innocent until proven guilty, right?

    The crowd was heading right for the passage being used to evacuate the House floor. Dozens of lawmakers and aides were being ushered to the Speaker’s Lobby, an enclosed hallway and waiting area in the inner sanctum of the Capitol where access is HIGHLY RESTRICTED. Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma said he witnessed the shooting.

    They were trying to come through the front door, which is where I was at in the chamber, and in the back they were trying to come through the speaker's lobby, and that's problematic when you're trying to defend two fronts. Standing guard outside the doors were three Capitol Police officers. The crowd hurled insults at them and punched the glass just inches from their heads. When they broke the glass in the back, the [police] lieutenant that was there, him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this, and he didn't have a choice at the time. The mob was going to come through the door, there was a lot of members and staff that were in danger at the time.
     

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Wilkey


    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.
     
    Two infantry divisions are occupying the capital city to install the new regime following a very sketchy election. The leader of the old regime is on trial in absentia, while his supporters are hunted down and arrested. The official media outlets are blaring propaganda in praise of the new dear leader. While questioning the regime's legitimacy is banned as disloyal and "dangerous."

    But on the bright side that real estate developer from Queens is gone, and I was told he is the real threat to Democracy!


    tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man’s identity not yet been revealed?
     
    The simple answer of course is that the Media-Tech-Democrat alliance don't want people to know his identity. He's a black Capitol Hill police lieutenant who wears a very distinctive bracelet. Any reporter on the Capitol Hill beat with the slightest initiative must know his identity. In fact, he's been pretty conclusively identified as one, David Bailey, a Brazillian immigrant and BLM supporter. https://redpilled.ca/the-best-of-the-best-diversity-hire-cop-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-was-hired-with-a-sole-bachelors-degree-in-physical-education-he-rakes-in-over-120k-a-year/

    I can certainly get why the MSM is suppressing both the shooter's identity, and the bizarreness of keeping it secret. But what is really weird is that even right-wing outlets are silent. Steve, who is all over every other police-shooting in the country, won't even touch this with a ten foot pole. And this was a shooting inside the Capitol that was live streamed from three different angles!

    Heck, even Shaun King had to admit this was a very "bad shoot" https://www.unz.com/ghood/her-name-was-ashli-babbitt/

    Personally, I'm curious by nature and I'd like to know everything possible about this fascinating and tragic incident. But at this point I've mostly given up on trying to figure out why other people find things interesting, or don't.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  28. @Thoughts
    Purpose of the Following:

    Facebook - To know what Sales your Favorite Brands are having in Your News Feed/Put up Beautiful Vacation Photos to make HighSchool Classmates Know Your Better Than Them

    Twitter- Deep Well-Thought out Advanced Concepts (HA!)

    Instagram - It's a Photo Album. Why is anyone using it for anything else? Even Leftists who use Stories to spew TDS look stupid. It's a photo album for your family/friends/baby/interior decor/vacation

    Replies: @Wilkey, @botazefa

    In theory Twitter is a way for average people to “speak truth to power.” Occasionally there are some people there with really brilliant (or at least humorous) insights.

    But overall it’s mostly just a remarkably depressing look at how dumb, vile, and/or downright insane so many people in our society are – even prominent and well-educated people.

    • Agree: The King is a Fink
  29. @Anonymous
    @Dan Smith

    You must not actually be trying. Getting suspended by Twitter is exceedingly simple: Post any factual information and add a commentary that puts any of the PC-protected groups in less than favorable light. Do it a few times in a row. Done!

    But, Twitter feels your pain and is adding a "Birdwatch" volunteer program (which, to reflect truth, should actually be called "Snitch"): https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/product/2021/introducing-birdwatch-a-community-based-approach-to-misinformation.html

    This will make kicking you off much easier and faster.

    Replies: @anon, @ic1000

    Twitter feels your pain and is adding a “Birdwatch” volunteer program

    Has Titania McGrath joined yet?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @anon

    "Titania McGrath"

    The English dude who is behind this account has been quite effective in exposing the bottomless stupidity and venom of the totalitarians who have infected western culture whilst providing a few laughs. More of this needed. Let's make fun of these creeps.

    Replies: @anon, @Rob McX

  30. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob
    Steve, as America’s Unmentionable Pundit, you should seriously consider keeping parallel twit...-like streams in multiple social networks places. Keep tweeting, but do the same at Gab, Parler (if it is back), and any Twit... style social network that allows free speech.

    Surely someone has done an app or web-based interface that lets you write one tweet and cross-post it to Twit... and Gab, or wherever.

    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled, you should not have to start from zero followers on an unknown social network. By having a presence on other networks like Twit... does a couple of things. It gives truth-friendly platforms more content, so they grow and take eyeballs away from the Ctrl-left. It makes Twitter behave better if they know that they are holding onto their product- the users- by their fingernails. It gives you an easy, already up and running place to go that your followers already know about. The right’s media is atrocious, people don’t trust NYT, CNN, or MSNBC, great. Then they fall for practical jokes or counterinsurgency like PizzaGate and QAnom. Real journalists like you could move the dissident media towards a more intelligent and reality-based view.

    I really can’t believe anyone on the right, or anyone anywhere in the political hypercube who values America’s most basic ideal, our secret sauce that made us a light unto nations - free speech - still uses Twit... after they suppressed the NY Post’s story about Biden’s offspring.

    I’m torn though. If we disappear from Twit... and Facebook, and maybe Google, we will become even more of an echo chamber, and succumb to groupthink, just like the ‘left’. Yet mainstream social media is where we have to be to reach normies. No political movement goes from the fringes to competitive nationally without gaining converts. Not the QAnonerx, they are a much greater hindrance than help. They turn off the same, productive, and capable people the dissident right needs to convert. Social media let’s us reach normies. If we flee into an alternative internet ecosystem, we will have ‘alternative facts’ and absolutely batshit conspiracy theories.

    Steve, Twitter hates you and wants you dead. You are helping them by participating.

    For Steve, but also people who aren’t Steve:
    In 2022, or whenever local, state, and federal government lets people get together in meatspace, make an effort to reach out to normies. The left will be able to push through at least a large chunk of their agenda. If things turn out wonderfully, that’s fantastic! We are wrong about biology and behavior. If the left’s agenda does not work, then there will be lots of telecommuting whites driven from blue states and cities by the immigrant population explosion and black behavior.

    Talk to them in real life. Not about the culture war. Liberal and conservative are not political orientations. They are temperaments. Politics is about interests. Liberals don’t like conservatives anymore, and I’m pretty sure they return the feeling. But not that long ago, whites of all social temperaments recognized that they had interests in common. We cannot win many people over on abortion. Conservatives have been trying for decades. Ditto gays. Conservatives have won on guns. So far, at least. The culture war is not worth fighting, and it has split a population that have a lot of interests in common. We can win people over on immigration. With Trump gone, and a few years of interaction with real-life immigrants, not fantasy dusky women in American flag hijabs, but the racist, sexist, and clannish aliens that actually come here, more whites will come over to our side.

    We can people over on immigration, on trade, and separation from blacks. We can win people over on crime. We can win the people who matter, smart whites with kids, because the country is theirs, and the interests of the middle class and up whites coincide with the interests of the white working class. Look at this way. Candidate Trump supporters are about 48% of voters. We cannot win nationally without peeling off some chunks of the Democratic coalition. Who would you rather have on our team? Liberal whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians...? I think liberal whites are the best of the bunch and our natural allies. Especially because liberal whites are largely women. I would much rather have white women as part of our coalition than Kanye-following black men.They are certainly a vital part of western civilization.

    Most liberal whites are in the democratic coalition because conservatives have mostly been the party of assholes. Treat gays badly, oppose legal equality for women. I realize that a large part of working class jobs are strongly gendered. Lots of jobs require strength, which means men, and lots of jobs require working with children. Except in the abstract, most people with skin in the game prefer that women take care of kids. But lots of jobs higher up are not so inherently gendered, and the pro-man class has been militant about their daughters’ equality.

    Do we really care about gays? Women don’t mind gay men, and a big part of what turns liberal women against conservatives is the attitude towards gays. Is being a dick to gay people worth losing your country? Let gay marriage and discrimination go, and women will move back to our side.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Whiskey, @Polistra

    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled

    That strongly depends on what Steve posts. E.g., Ann Coulter, for whom Twitter is the main source of advertising (books, media appearances and invited talks) is extremely careful in choosing the words and topics so as not to trigger Twitter wrath.

    Honestly, I find it borderline unseemly that so many self-professed free speech defenders don’t boycott Twitter. By far smarter move would be to quit and let the liberal monoculture choke on its own toxic stench. Which would happen with time.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    @Anonymous

    Ideally yes but it’s become indispensable

    Replies: @ic1000

    , @vhrm
    @Anonymous


    That strongly depends on what Steve posts. E.g., Ann Coulter, for whom Twitter is the main source of advertising (books, media appearances and invited talks) is extremely careful in choosing the words and topics so as not to trigger Twitter wrath.

    Honestly, I find it borderline unseemly that so many self-professed free speech defenders don’t boycott Twitter.
    ...
     
    Well, choosing words carefully is probably only going to go so far.

    We're pretty close to these sites banning people for things they say or do even off the site.

    Trump already was, basically.
  31. @Steve Sailer
    @James B. Shearer

    The father was retired law enforcement.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer, @Servant of Gla'aki

    “The father was retired law enforcement.”

    How many citizen’s arrest cases do you think he dealt with in his law enforcement career? I think it is more likely that he kind of forgot that he wasn’t a cop anymore.

    • Agree: Polemos
    • Replies: @unit472
    @James B. Shearer

    Citizen's arrest does have a sllght antique feel about it but it was once pretty common in the pre cell phone/911 era. I remember one of my high school friends deciding to urinate on a garage door. The owner came out and 'detained' my friend and he was arrested for public intoxication.

    There was once another character, who like Arberry, used to jog through neighborhoods and steal. His name was Leonard Lake. He was finally arrested on some relatively minor charges but took cyanide pills sewn into his clothing. Police wondered just who and what they had and discovered he and his accomplice, Charles Ng, were serial killers. Their Calaveras property was a privately run concentration camp complete with a crematoria and holding cells for their captives.

    I'm not saying Arberry was a serial killer but his reaction to his being challenged suggests he was into aomething a bit more serious than simply exercising on his daily runs.

    , @Mike Tre
    @James B. Shearer

    The more wildly you flail your arms, the quicker you drown. What are your law enforcement credentials again?

  32. @Reg Cæsar
    @unit472


    Twitter got me for noticing Guatemalans are short. OK I used the term sawed off but that it made them ideally suited for stoop labor and their short stature and low center of gravity made them more stable during the frequent earthquakes in that Central American country.

     

    Guatemala long pursued a claim for British Honduras, now known as Belize. They finally dropped it when the Belizeans asked, "You do know we are black, don't you?"

    Just what kind of people are we getting from Honduran Honduras? "Oppressed" feminists and fruits?


    Honduran lawmakers vote to lock in bans on abortion, same-sex marriage

    “This reform is the product of a state-imposed religion on Honduras,” Kevihn Ramos, the head of a gay rights advocacy group in Honduras, said.
     

    We have enough "Kevihns" of our own!

    Replies: @Rob McX

    First non-binary migrant wins right to asylum in UK.

    [Insert insane “pronoun” here] is from El Salvador.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Rob McX

    You forgot to mention they is a Britney Spears fan.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Rob McX


    [Insert insane “pronoun” here] is from El Salvador.

     

    My preferred pronoun is qu'est que c'est?.
  33. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    Is Dorsey trying out to play a Jedi in the next Star Wars movie?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Mr. Anon


    Is Dorsey trying out to play a Jedi in the next Star Wars movie?

     

    No, he's challenging Max von Sydow to chess on the beach. Which sounds like an interesting cocktail.




    https://lwlies.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/the-seventh-seal-chess-scene-1108x0-c-default.jpg
  34. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    Looking like a homeless transient is the new way for billionaires to avoid being kidnapped for ransom?

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Rob McX


    Looking like a homeless transient is the new way for billionaires to avoid being kidnapped for ransom?
     
    I rather think it's a subliminal statement acknowledging that they have fallen into their power backwards, shouldn't have it, and that shouldn't be taken seriously. It says "I'm still just a kid and think of myself in that way."
  35. @Rob
    Steve, as America’s Unmentionable Pundit, you should seriously consider keeping parallel twit...-like streams in multiple social networks places. Keep tweeting, but do the same at Gab, Parler (if it is back), and any Twit... style social network that allows free speech.

    Surely someone has done an app or web-based interface that lets you write one tweet and cross-post it to Twit... and Gab, or wherever.

    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled, you should not have to start from zero followers on an unknown social network. By having a presence on other networks like Twit... does a couple of things. It gives truth-friendly platforms more content, so they grow and take eyeballs away from the Ctrl-left. It makes Twitter behave better if they know that they are holding onto their product- the users- by their fingernails. It gives you an easy, already up and running place to go that your followers already know about. The right’s media is atrocious, people don’t trust NYT, CNN, or MSNBC, great. Then they fall for practical jokes or counterinsurgency like PizzaGate and QAnom. Real journalists like you could move the dissident media towards a more intelligent and reality-based view.

    I really can’t believe anyone on the right, or anyone anywhere in the political hypercube who values America’s most basic ideal, our secret sauce that made us a light unto nations - free speech - still uses Twit... after they suppressed the NY Post’s story about Biden’s offspring.

    I’m torn though. If we disappear from Twit... and Facebook, and maybe Google, we will become even more of an echo chamber, and succumb to groupthink, just like the ‘left’. Yet mainstream social media is where we have to be to reach normies. No political movement goes from the fringes to competitive nationally without gaining converts. Not the QAnonerx, they are a much greater hindrance than help. They turn off the same, productive, and capable people the dissident right needs to convert. Social media let’s us reach normies. If we flee into an alternative internet ecosystem, we will have ‘alternative facts’ and absolutely batshit conspiracy theories.

    Steve, Twitter hates you and wants you dead. You are helping them by participating.

    For Steve, but also people who aren’t Steve:
    In 2022, or whenever local, state, and federal government lets people get together in meatspace, make an effort to reach out to normies. The left will be able to push through at least a large chunk of their agenda. If things turn out wonderfully, that’s fantastic! We are wrong about biology and behavior. If the left’s agenda does not work, then there will be lots of telecommuting whites driven from blue states and cities by the immigrant population explosion and black behavior.

    Talk to them in real life. Not about the culture war. Liberal and conservative are not political orientations. They are temperaments. Politics is about interests. Liberals don’t like conservatives anymore, and I’m pretty sure they return the feeling. But not that long ago, whites of all social temperaments recognized that they had interests in common. We cannot win many people over on abortion. Conservatives have been trying for decades. Ditto gays. Conservatives have won on guns. So far, at least. The culture war is not worth fighting, and it has split a population that have a lot of interests in common. We can win people over on immigration. With Trump gone, and a few years of interaction with real-life immigrants, not fantasy dusky women in American flag hijabs, but the racist, sexist, and clannish aliens that actually come here, more whites will come over to our side.

    We can people over on immigration, on trade, and separation from blacks. We can win people over on crime. We can win the people who matter, smart whites with kids, because the country is theirs, and the interests of the middle class and up whites coincide with the interests of the white working class. Look at this way. Candidate Trump supporters are about 48% of voters. We cannot win nationally without peeling off some chunks of the Democratic coalition. Who would you rather have on our team? Liberal whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians...? I think liberal whites are the best of the bunch and our natural allies. Especially because liberal whites are largely women. I would much rather have white women as part of our coalition than Kanye-following black men.They are certainly a vital part of western civilization.

    Most liberal whites are in the democratic coalition because conservatives have mostly been the party of assholes. Treat gays badly, oppose legal equality for women. I realize that a large part of working class jobs are strongly gendered. Lots of jobs require strength, which means men, and lots of jobs require working with children. Except in the abstract, most people with skin in the game prefer that women take care of kids. But lots of jobs higher up are not so inherently gendered, and the pro-man class has been militant about their daughters’ equality.

    Do we really care about gays? Women don’t mind gay men, and a big part of what turns liberal women against conservatives is the attitude towards gays. Is being a dick to gay people worth losing your country? Let gay marriage and discrimination go, and women will move back to our side.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Whiskey, @Polistra

    Upper Class and Middle Class White women are the eternal and natural enemy of the White man. So, that approach is flawed.

    Like it or not some element of Hispanics on basis that yes, it would be nice for them to have their third cousin over here, but that would cost them their car payment as their wages dropped, is the proper argument. A basic paycheck argument. Money for people without a lot of it.

    White women will always virtue signal. Will always engage in endless aggression against White men for being too beta, or the Alpha A-hole of their dreams that pumped and dumped them. White women might be the bottom of the pecking order but they are still insiders. White men? The designated evil, the source of all badness. The devil in Wokeness religion.

    And Twitter is just the dopamine supercharger of approbation from celebrities they never met or will meet for following the degeneracy (no other word for it) of our culture.

    Most Hispanics want to chill and grill. Tell them that Joe Biden as part of the Green New Deal wants to take their pickup truck, make them ride the bus, and eat cockroaches and weeds and their in. That’s all it takes.

    As for Twitter, what kind of a naive boomer CivNat are you Steve? Why the hell are you even on there? Its a spy platform run by an evil hobo billionaire, catering to tweener girls and youngish women and blacks. Are you any of those? Its not for you White man. They already told you. I’m shocked you haven’t been canceled.

    No, scratch that. I’m shocked you have not been arrested and charged with hate think. And hate speech. Lets get real Steve. You can wipe your ass with the Constitution. It does not exist except as a museum exhibit. The law is what judges say it is, any one time. That changes whenever big shots say it changes. Black people are holy redeemers of the innate sin of Whiteness, and the Elect show they are saved by HATE HATE HATING White people and pretending they are not White …. but Jews, or American Indians, or something. Jews in particular like to pretend they are not White. [They might be different kinds of White people, but just look at them. They’re White.]

    ANYTHING NEGATIVE or not adulatory about black people is a racist hate think hate speech hate crime. That’s the law.

    See you in Manzanar.

  36. And, I point out, not all the “unarmed” black victims were actually unarmed: Michael Brown of Ferguson tried to wrestle the gun from the policeman in his cruiser…

    A better description would “about-to-be-armed” (if not shot).

  37. Steve is officially a Big Time White Supremacy supporter now, or something. If you don’t tell the truth, you won’t get banned.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Redneck farmer

    Steve is officially a Big Time White Supremacy supporter now, or something.

    An anti-murderist wrecker saboteur.

  38. @Wilkey
    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.

    Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man's identity not yet been revealed? A cop in any US city who had shot an unarmed civilian, even at nighttime, would be (in)famous by now. Cops who protect average citizens get thrown to the wolves. But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.

    Replies: @Rosie, @Anon, @Known Fact, @Corvinus, @Hypnotoad666

    But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.

    I’m surprised we’re even allowed to say that Ashli was murdered. Isn’t that “irresponsible” and “dangerous” misinformation or something?

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
    @Rosie

    Rosie asked:


    I’m surprised we’re even allowed to say that Ashli was murdered. Isn’t that “irresponsible” and “dangerous” misinformation or something?
     
    Well, you can say it here. Try saying it on Twitter and see how long it takes the little "birdwatchers" to take you down.
  39. @Znzn
    So I wonder how this site is allowed to stay on, is Ron Unz secretly recording our activities for the Feds? Is this site a honeypot?

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @J.Ross, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    Ron will allow his own servers to stay on. He probably even knows how to maintain them.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Eric Novak

    Ron and everyone still relies upon primary 'backbone' network providers, and is subject to their woke whims whenever and wherever they decide. Where is Stormfront being hosted now? What happened to Parler? I never used either, but there are others and it's very much a case of 'First they came for...' and before long it will be just about everything you and I know and love.

    Look at it from the Establishment's point of view. Why should they tolerate (or even allow a voice to) anyone who threatens to expose some of the inner workings of their mass brainwashing mechanisms? There's a war on, you know.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Michael S
    @Eric Novak

    That's not really an answer. UR still depends on both GoDaddy and Cloudflare, each of which have been used to deplatform other sites. The reason this one stays up is not a technical one.

  40. Twitter and the other monopoly platforms must be destroyed. Hopefully you’ll dedicate a word or two to that cause going forward.

    • Agree: wren, Polistra
  41. Get on Gab and delete twitter, too many say they will but still post on twitter. Gab has sufficient users now, commit and others will too.

  42. @Rob McX
    @Reg Cæsar

    First non-binary migrant wins right to asylum in UK.

    [Insert insane "pronoun" here] is from El Salvador.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Reg Cæsar

    You forgot to mention they is a Britney Spears fan.

    • LOL: Bubba
  43. > “Jack harvests melanin from Black! bodies and gives it away as employee perk.”
    > “Contribute to Birdwatch”

    ‘Hall monitors’ for social media? Twitter launches new ‘Birdwatch’ program, enlisting users to help hunt down ‘misleading’ speech

    Censorship proponents looked on Birdwatch more favorably. Brandy Zadrozny, an NBC News reporter who has bragged about doxing supporters of former President Donald Trump, called the new Twitter initiative “potentially cool.”

    New and potentially cool: Twitter is launching ‘Birdwatch,’ a Wikipedia-ish moderation forum to combat misinformation. I have some concerns about the safety of contributors, but it’s got promise! https://t.co/WkhxzpWjlB
    — Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) January 25, 2021

    Feel like Kapitän Amerika! Do your part to keep the podpeople’s reality sky blue!

    Fox News contributor Sara Carter said she would like to join Twitter’s latest effort to fight misinformation. “I’ll go first,” she said. “Ban [Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei’s account.”

    Twitter launches Birdwatch, an initiative to combat ‘misleading information’And now they’re asking for the community to join the effort. I’ll go first, ban Khamenei’s account.https://t.co/0nRXNVfR9F
    — Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 25, 2021

    When you are mentally problematic, everything looks like a banhammer.

  44. @Thoughts
    Of all the censorship...the Twitter one bothers me the least

    Why is anyone on that thing?

    Twitter is for people who have no ability to read more than 280 characters.

    It's designed for Low Information Voters.

    Of course the Left would dominate that Medium.

    Replies: @Thoughts, @J.Ross, @Hypnotoad666, @Alt Right Moderate

    This, what weapon did Jack Dorsey hold to your head to force you to post there? When a Muslim sinner reaches Muslim Hell the first thing he is asked by the Muslim Devil is, “Did no one warn you?” Why are you appealling, do you think there is an impartial adult with 70s high school reading comprehension on the other side of the process? The process is in the hands of a screaming pinkhair tranny who has you on a list.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @wren
    @J.Ross

    I believe the process is in the hands of a 45 year old lady from India who felt slighted in high school or something like that.

    I just learned her husband was VP and general counsel at Google. Collusion.

    https://menglish.sakshi.com/news/world/meet-vijaya-gadde-hyderabad-born-american-lawyer-who-was-behind-trumps-ban-twitter-128858


    She is married to Ramsey Homsany who is co-founder of Octant Bio, a synthetic biology company, and an investor and advisor to startup technology companies. Homsany was previously the general counsel at Dropbox, where he had roles leading Dropbox's legal, digital security, government affairs, human resources, and communications teams. He also was vice president and deputy general counsel at Google, where he managed Google's commercial legal groups, as well as Google's Latin America legal team. He also taught law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Homsany holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a J.D. from New York University.
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @Frank McGar

  45. @JimDandy
    Come on, Steve. Unflinching support for Black Lives Matter doesn't really mean that black lives matter. You're hung up on all this literalist stuff, and you're missing, like, the metaphors and stuff.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    (A side note to Dandyism – in memoriam Oscar Wilde)

    Your comment is ironizing the postmodern twilight of facts, irony, criticism, and meta-analysis of the power structure of the public discourse.

    But the way you do it is ambiguous in itself, so it could quite easily be misunderstood. I hope it won’t though.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Dieter Kief

    Le sigh. I am so tired of explaining the basics to white people. When folks were rioting in Ferguson and screaming "Hands up, don't shoot!" you were probably all like, "But the 'Hands up, don't shoot!' narrative was proven false and Michael Brown went for the cop's gun and dur dur dur..." because you were totally not getting the fact that the 'hands up don't shoot' chants and the burning of Ferguson and all the urban murals of Michael Brown's angelic face weren't about Michael Brown. His particular case didn't matter. And I know exactly what you're thinking right now. "But.. but.. muh facts!" Ugh. So gross. You are a perfect example of why mandatory critical race theory reeducation camps are so urgently needed right now to undo the white supremacist structures of the American machine.

  46. @Znzn
    So I wonder how this site is allowed to stay on, is Ron Unz secretly recording our activities for the Feds? Is this site a honeypot?

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @J.Ross, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    Unz literally “buit his own.” Of course, he already was a billionaire.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @J.Ross

    Billionaire, you say? That might give even Ron a belly laugh.

    Here's what wiki delivers up to the normies, BTW:


    Ron Keeva Unz (born September 20, 1961) is the editor-in-chief and publisher of The Unz Review, a website that promotes anti-semitism, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theories, and white supremacist material.[1][2][3] In addition to Unz's own writings, the site has hosted pieces by white supremacist Jared Taylor, among others.[4]
     
    You don't want to be mixed up with anything like that! Heck, you could lose your job (with good reason!) for merely clicking on that site. Hey, honey! What's on TV tonight? Why, just everything.
  47. @Dan Smith
    I’ve been trying for a couple of years to get kicked off Twitter with no success. How did you do it?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Anonymous, @wren

    I got instantly suspended for linking to this site when they were posting pictures from Hunter’s laptop.

    https://gnews.org/

    I didn’t even link to a specific article they wrote.

    The pictures are real, and provided legally.

    According to my source who often seems to bring these things up, dorsey is a pedo.

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
    @wren

    wren wrote:


    According to my source who often seems to bring these things up, dorsey is a pedo.
     
    I have always thought he had a stunning resemblance to Charles Manson.

    Some people's appearance just screams out "psycho!"
  48. @wren
    @Dan Smith

    I got instantly suspended for linking to this site when they were posting pictures from Hunter's laptop.

    https://gnews.org/

    I didn't even link to a specific article they wrote.

    The pictures are real, and provided legally.

    According to my source who often seems to bring these things up, dorsey is a pedo.

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

    wren wrote:

    According to my source who often seems to bring these things up, dorsey is a pedo.

    I have always thought he had a stunning resemblance to Charles Manson.

    Some people’s appearance just screams out “psycho!”

  49. @J.Ross
    @Thoughts

    This, what weapon did Jack Dorsey hold to your head to force you to post there? When a Muslim sinner reaches Muslim Hell the first thing he is asked by the Muslim Devil is, "Did no one warn you?" Why are you appealling, do you think there is an impartial adult with 70s high school reading comprehension on the other side of the process? The process is in the hands of a screaming pinkhair tranny who has you on a list.

    Replies: @wren

    I believe the process is in the hands of a 45 year old lady from India who felt slighted in high school or something like that.

    I just learned her husband was VP and general counsel at Google. Collusion.

    https://menglish.sakshi.com/news/world/meet-vijaya-gadde-hyderabad-born-american-lawyer-who-was-behind-trumps-ban-twitter-128858

    She is married to Ramsey Homsany who is co-founder of Octant Bio, a synthetic biology company, and an investor and advisor to startup technology companies. Homsany was previously the general counsel at Dropbox, where he had roles leading Dropbox’s legal, digital security, government affairs, human resources, and communications teams. He also was vice president and deputy general counsel at Google, where he managed Google’s commercial legal groups, as well as Google’s Latin America legal team. He also taught law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Homsany holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a J.D. from New York University.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @wren


    Homsany who is co-founder of Octant Bio, a synthetic biology company
     
    More Star Trek tech that doesn't even exist.

    Homsany was previously the general counsel at Dropbox
     
    From Dropbox so synthechbio!

    Megadeath accidents just waiting to happen, or its sounds a bit suspicious. You decide.

    , @Frank McGar
    @wren

    I can't help feeling that most of the tech banning is just Revenge of the Nerds writ large. Payback time for all the Chads.

  50. @Rosie
    @Wilkey


    But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.
     
    I'm surprised we're even allowed to say that Ashli was murdered. Isn't that "irresponsible" and "dangerous" misinformation or something?

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

    Rosie asked:

    I’m surprised we’re even allowed to say that Ashli was murdered. Isn’t that “irresponsible” and “dangerous” misinformation or something?

    Well, you can say it here. Try saying it on Twitter and see how long it takes the little “birdwatchers” to take you down.

  51. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    When did Luke Skywalker get a nose ring?

  52. @Rob
    Steve, as America’s Unmentionable Pundit, you should seriously consider keeping parallel twit...-like streams in multiple social networks places. Keep tweeting, but do the same at Gab, Parler (if it is back), and any Twit... style social network that allows free speech.

    Surely someone has done an app or web-based interface that lets you write one tweet and cross-post it to Twit... and Gab, or wherever.

    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled, you should not have to start from zero followers on an unknown social network. By having a presence on other networks like Twit... does a couple of things. It gives truth-friendly platforms more content, so they grow and take eyeballs away from the Ctrl-left. It makes Twitter behave better if they know that they are holding onto their product- the users- by their fingernails. It gives you an easy, already up and running place to go that your followers already know about. The right’s media is atrocious, people don’t trust NYT, CNN, or MSNBC, great. Then they fall for practical jokes or counterinsurgency like PizzaGate and QAnom. Real journalists like you could move the dissident media towards a more intelligent and reality-based view.

    I really can’t believe anyone on the right, or anyone anywhere in the political hypercube who values America’s most basic ideal, our secret sauce that made us a light unto nations - free speech - still uses Twit... after they suppressed the NY Post’s story about Biden’s offspring.

    I’m torn though. If we disappear from Twit... and Facebook, and maybe Google, we will become even more of an echo chamber, and succumb to groupthink, just like the ‘left’. Yet mainstream social media is where we have to be to reach normies. No political movement goes from the fringes to competitive nationally without gaining converts. Not the QAnonerx, they are a much greater hindrance than help. They turn off the same, productive, and capable people the dissident right needs to convert. Social media let’s us reach normies. If we flee into an alternative internet ecosystem, we will have ‘alternative facts’ and absolutely batshit conspiracy theories.

    Steve, Twitter hates you and wants you dead. You are helping them by participating.

    For Steve, but also people who aren’t Steve:
    In 2022, or whenever local, state, and federal government lets people get together in meatspace, make an effort to reach out to normies. The left will be able to push through at least a large chunk of their agenda. If things turn out wonderfully, that’s fantastic! We are wrong about biology and behavior. If the left’s agenda does not work, then there will be lots of telecommuting whites driven from blue states and cities by the immigrant population explosion and black behavior.

    Talk to them in real life. Not about the culture war. Liberal and conservative are not political orientations. They are temperaments. Politics is about interests. Liberals don’t like conservatives anymore, and I’m pretty sure they return the feeling. But not that long ago, whites of all social temperaments recognized that they had interests in common. We cannot win many people over on abortion. Conservatives have been trying for decades. Ditto gays. Conservatives have won on guns. So far, at least. The culture war is not worth fighting, and it has split a population that have a lot of interests in common. We can win people over on immigration. With Trump gone, and a few years of interaction with real-life immigrants, not fantasy dusky women in American flag hijabs, but the racist, sexist, and clannish aliens that actually come here, more whites will come over to our side.

    We can people over on immigration, on trade, and separation from blacks. We can win people over on crime. We can win the people who matter, smart whites with kids, because the country is theirs, and the interests of the middle class and up whites coincide with the interests of the white working class. Look at this way. Candidate Trump supporters are about 48% of voters. We cannot win nationally without peeling off some chunks of the Democratic coalition. Who would you rather have on our team? Liberal whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians...? I think liberal whites are the best of the bunch and our natural allies. Especially because liberal whites are largely women. I would much rather have white women as part of our coalition than Kanye-following black men.They are certainly a vital part of western civilization.

    Most liberal whites are in the democratic coalition because conservatives have mostly been the party of assholes. Treat gays badly, oppose legal equality for women. I realize that a large part of working class jobs are strongly gendered. Lots of jobs require strength, which means men, and lots of jobs require working with children. Except in the abstract, most people with skin in the game prefer that women take care of kids. But lots of jobs higher up are not so inherently gendered, and the pro-man class has been militant about their daughters’ equality.

    Do we really care about gays? Women don’t mind gay men, and a big part of what turns liberal women against conservatives is the attitude towards gays. Is being a dick to gay people worth losing your country? Let gay marriage and discrimination go, and women will move back to our side.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Whiskey, @Polistra

    Do we really care about gays? Women don’t mind gay men, and a big part of what turns liberal women against conservatives is the attitude towards gays. Is being a dick to gay people worth losing your country? Let gay marriage and discrimination go, and women will move back to our side.

    The last clause of that last sentence is risible. I couldn’t care less about homos one way or the other, and I don’t watch TV so I see very little of their antics. But women won’t come back to ‘our side’ and it has nothing to do with homos. First of all, ‘our side’ has plenty of women already, and second, the ‘other’ women do whatever their MSM tell them to do, and mainly that is to vanquish and humiliate white males in every way possible.

    They’re being instructed in detail every moment of every day that the only men worth saving/having/respecting are POCs and not a single bit of this is by accident. The Ruling Class is well aware that white males 1) are the only holdouts in substantial numbers to their saturation propaganda and 2) are the only group able (in theory) to mount an effective defense or response to that Ruling Class, should they ever dare to.

    Hence they are Enemy #1 and every bit of propaganda weaponry must be aimed at them. Most of all, they have to be misrepresented in their MSM so that no one will listen to them in the first place. This, they call ‘privilege’.

    • Agree: bomag, fish, HammerJack, Charon
  53. @Eric Novak
    @Znzn

    Ron will allow his own servers to stay on. He probably even knows how to maintain them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Michael S

    Ron and everyone still relies upon primary ‘backbone’ network providers, and is subject to their woke whims whenever and wherever they decide. Where is Stormfront being hosted now? What happened to Parler? I never used either, but there are others and it’s very much a case of ‘First they came for…’ and before long it will be just about everything you and I know and love.

    Look at it from the Establishment’s point of view. Why should they tolerate (or even allow a voice to) anyone who threatens to expose some of the inner workings of their mass brainwashing mechanisms? There’s a war on, you know.

    • Agree: Charon, vhrm
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Polistra

    "Why should they tolerate (or even allow a voice to) anyone who threatens to expose some of the inner workings of their mass brainwashing mechanisms?"

    More like people making up their own mind to issues on race and culture that you personally disagree with. It's just much easier to label it as "brainwashing"; in that way, there doesn't have to be critical thinking on your part.

    Just curious, how does this brainwashing work? How are many white people, with their high IQs and high time preferences, able to be easily manipulated?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @El Dato

  54. It has become more or less impossible to have a “dialogue” with Blue Check ideologues on such issues.

    My recommendation for people like Sailer etc. would be to focus on promoting own material, only interact with friendlies on taboo topics (e.g. Black IQ/criminality), liberally Block SJWs and hostiles (this helps against reporting brigades). That way the account might at least survive longer.

    Parler/Gab are not much of a solution simply due to banal network effects. They have 0.1% of Twitter’s traffic.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Well, when one blocks ideologues and only interacts with "friendlies", then no wonder it's impossible to have "dialogue". Thanks, ideological bubble and confirmation bias!

    Replies: @Anatoly Karlin

  55. @J.Ross
    @Znzn

    Unz literally "buit his own." Of course, he already was a billionaire.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Billionaire, you say? That might give even Ron a belly laugh.

    Here’s what wiki delivers up to the normies, BTW:

    Ron Keeva Unz (born September 20, 1961) is the editor-in-chief and publisher of The Unz Review, a website that promotes anti-semitism, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theories, and white supremacist material.[1][2][3] In addition to Unz’s own writings, the site has hosted pieces by white supremacist Jared Taylor, among others.[4]

    You don’t want to be mixed up with anything like that! Heck, you could lose your job (with good reason!) for merely clicking on that site. Hey, honey! What’s on TV tonight? Why, just everything.

  56. @BenKenobi
    “And how we burned in moderation later, thinking we should have just been as inflammatory as possible. What if, when every time one of Jeff’s censors went to work that day xe would have to kiss xer’s cats goodbye for possibly the last time. If we had just set up on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram with an ambush of memes, statistics and plain old insults that the agents would join the 41% and the infernal machine would have ground to a halt!
    - Ben Solzhenitsyn, The Online Archipelago

    Replies: @gent, @Hypnotoad666

    JuSt BuIlD yOuR oWn GuLaG

  57. To Stevie

    Like Bruce said in that song of his:

    “Son don’t you understand?”

    ZZZ

  58. The fact that a guy had his hand on the barrel of a shotgun at the time that he was shot hardly qualifies as being armed and dangerous.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Jonathan Mason

    I get that you just like being called stupid but if somebody has a weapon, and you try to reach for that weapon, what is at least one likely outcome? Isn't it that they see you reaching and decide to use the weapon on you because you are reaching for it? Is that really inconceivable for medical school graduates?

    , @Redman
    @Jonathan Mason

    Did you even see the video of the Arbury shooting? He came at the guy with a shotgun like a charging tiger. It was flight or fight, and flight wasn't an option.

    Steve's characterization is 100% accurate.

  59. @Anonymous
    @Dan Smith

    You must not actually be trying. Getting suspended by Twitter is exceedingly simple: Post any factual information and add a commentary that puts any of the PC-protected groups in less than favorable light. Do it a few times in a row. Done!

    But, Twitter feels your pain and is adding a "Birdwatch" volunteer program (which, to reflect truth, should actually be called "Snitch"): https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/product/2021/introducing-birdwatch-a-community-based-approach-to-misinformation.html

    This will make kicking you off much easier and faster.

    Replies: @anon, @ic1000

    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    @ic1000

    Just to be pedantic, that's "Vogelbeobachtung macht frei". See
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogelbeobachtung

  60. @Bumpkin
    I don't know why you'd want to keep frequenting the shithole that is twitter. Just get on gab, or Parler when it returns, if you feel the need for such services.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @szopen

    Just get on gab, or Parler when it returns….

    Aren’t you adorable ….

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
    @The Alarmist

    If you mean those networks don't matter because they're smaller, I think Steve'd actually get a larger audience that's receptive there. If you don't think Parler is coming back because all the data center providers are refusing them, I find that hard to believe as that's one of the most deeply competitive markets in the world. As someone who's been renting out server space for decades, the Parler people must be technically incompetent if they can't put their servers back up again, even if it means buying their own servers and putting it in a rack somewhere with reasonably fast Internet.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  61. @James B. Shearer
    "...attempting a citizen’s arrest .."

    I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen's arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @ic1000

    > I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen’s arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    Correct, Corvinus. The facts in the Arbery case are clear. The pickup-driving vigilantes who sought out the Black jogger have already been arrested for murder by the proper authorities, and have been appropriately convicted (figurative sense) for white Supremacy by Lester Holt and his fellow judges in the Court of Public Opinion.

    Sailer’s predilection for “noticing” stuff that is boring, wrong, irrelevant, and incorrect has gotten him in trouble before. Crybaby Sailer likes playing the “victim card”. The grownups at Twitter have stepped up their game, and are doing a great job of guiding and purifying the truthfulness of the dialog on that platform. Allowing Sailer to continue his darkly comic antics will only serve to depress advertising revenue, thus share price, thus your pension’s return. It’s past time for him — and everyone like him — to be held to account.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @ic1000

    [/sarc]

    , @bomag
    @ic1000

    That was good.

    , @El Dato
    @ic1000

    I can no longer utter "Amen" so: "AWOMEN"

  62. @ic1000
    @James B. Shearer

    > I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen’s arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    Correct, Corvinus. The facts in the Arbery case are clear. The pickup-driving vigilantes who sought out the Black jogger have already been arrested for murder by the proper authorities, and have been appropriately convicted (figurative sense) for white Supremacy by Lester Holt and his fellow judges in the Court of Public Opinion.

    Sailer's predilection for "noticing" stuff that is boring, wrong, irrelevant, and incorrect has gotten him in trouble before. Crybaby Sailer likes playing the "victim card". The grownups at Twitter have stepped up their game, and are doing a great job of guiding and purifying the truthfulness of the dialog on that platform. Allowing Sailer to continue his darkly comic antics will only serve to depress advertising revenue, thus share price, thus your pension's return. It's past time for him -- and everyone like him -- to be held to account.

    Replies: @ic1000, @bomag, @El Dato

    [/sarc]

  63. @Redneck farmer
    Steve is officially a Big Time White Supremacy supporter now, or something. If you don't tell the truth, you won't get banned.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Steve is officially a Big Time White Supremacy supporter now, or something.

    An anti-murderist wrecker saboteur.

  64. @Bumpkin
    I don't know why you'd want to keep frequenting the shithole that is twitter. Just get on gab, or Parler when it returns, if you feel the need for such services.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @szopen

    Why @Ron Unz can’t just make a mastodon instance?

  65. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    I bet Steve couldn’t afford that hoody .

  66. There are other ways to die at, or in, the hands of the of the police than shooting. Beating, tasing, suffocating, neglect. The numbers are harder to come by.

  67. @ic1000
    @James B. Shearer

    > I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen’s arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    Correct, Corvinus. The facts in the Arbery case are clear. The pickup-driving vigilantes who sought out the Black jogger have already been arrested for murder by the proper authorities, and have been appropriately convicted (figurative sense) for white Supremacy by Lester Holt and his fellow judges in the Court of Public Opinion.

    Sailer's predilection for "noticing" stuff that is boring, wrong, irrelevant, and incorrect has gotten him in trouble before. Crybaby Sailer likes playing the "victim card". The grownups at Twitter have stepped up their game, and are doing a great job of guiding and purifying the truthfulness of the dialog on that platform. Allowing Sailer to continue his darkly comic antics will only serve to depress advertising revenue, thus share price, thus your pension's return. It's past time for him -- and everyone like him -- to be held to account.

    Replies: @ic1000, @bomag, @El Dato

    That was good.

    • Agree: Charon
  68. @Wilkey
    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.

    Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man's identity not yet been revealed? A cop in any US city who had shot an unarmed civilian, even at nighttime, would be (in)famous by now. Cops who protect average citizens get thrown to the wolves. But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.

    Replies: @Rosie, @Anon, @Known Fact, @Corvinus, @Hypnotoad666

    Zero sympathy. People who engage in violent insurrection deserve what happens to them.

    • Troll: El Dato, Charon
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Anon


    Zero sympathy. People who engage in violent insurrection deserve what happens to them.
     
    So you think George Washington should have been murdered? Maybe people like you deserve what happens to them, also.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Morris Applebaum IV
    @Anon

    I'd be inclined to agree if the mainstream media and Democrats weren't cheering and often funding violent "mostly peaceful protests" all year!!!

    Moreover, this was not an "insurrection," but a reckless cosplay protest. They came, they saw, they took selfies!

    There was no need to shoot that lady. It's not clear how one police offer died, but was obviously tragic. The other fatalities are a reminder that "peaceful protesting" is a young person's game. Most of us middle-aged and older need to stay on the sidelines. Running of the bulls will have to wait till next life.

  69. Didn’t we go ’round and ’round with this when Google was futzing around with Unz Review?

    There seems to me something legally injurious here, or at least sordid, but I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know how to approach the subject. What I do know is that refusals, denials, barrings, bannings considered generally of an individual or his work can be ginned up into a smear/whispering campaign, which can be ugly business.

  70. “Having a strong opinion” and pushing it is now “interfering in elections”.

    Twitter PERMANENTLY bans Trump-supporting MyPillow CEO for ‘repeated’ violations of election interference policy

    Logically, Twitter must now BAN ITSELF!

    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been kicked off Twitter for multiple violations of the platform’s civic integrity policy. The outspoken Trump supporter has been vocal about his belief that the 2020 election results were fraudulent.

    Twitter confirmed on Monday night that Lindell had been permanently suspended for running afoul of rules barring users from “manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”

    “SHUT UP”, they explained

    Obvious joke is obvious:

    “Obi-Wan, will you teach me the way of the force?”

    “No Luke. I am not Obi-Wan. But I will teach you … the way of the ban! Did I tell you that your sister has already been completely broken & karenized?

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @El Dato


    Logically, Twitter must now BAN ITSELF!
     
    This is the trump card Captain Kirk pulls on every evil, relentlessly logical computer -- but crazed leftists are programmed to blithely ignore their own blatant hypocrisy
  71. My Twitter feed brought up this tweet:

    If there be time to expose through discussion, the falsehoods and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech about K-Pop and the Kardashians, and less about murder rates.

    — Louis D. Brandeis (@Justice_Louis) January 26, 2021

  72. @ic1000
    @James B. Shearer

    > I doubt the guys in the Arbery case had any idea what the citizen’s arrest law in Georgia was making it difficult for them to be attempting one.

    Correct, Corvinus. The facts in the Arbery case are clear. The pickup-driving vigilantes who sought out the Black jogger have already been arrested for murder by the proper authorities, and have been appropriately convicted (figurative sense) for white Supremacy by Lester Holt and his fellow judges in the Court of Public Opinion.

    Sailer's predilection for "noticing" stuff that is boring, wrong, irrelevant, and incorrect has gotten him in trouble before. Crybaby Sailer likes playing the "victim card". The grownups at Twitter have stepped up their game, and are doing a great job of guiding and purifying the truthfulness of the dialog on that platform. Allowing Sailer to continue his darkly comic antics will only serve to depress advertising revenue, thus share price, thus your pension's return. It's past time for him -- and everyone like him -- to be held to account.

    Replies: @ic1000, @bomag, @El Dato

    I can no longer utter “Amen” so: “AWOMEN”

  73. @Anonymous
    @Rob


    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled
     
    That strongly depends on what Steve posts. E.g., Ann Coulter, for whom Twitter is the main source of advertising (books, media appearances and invited talks) is extremely careful in choosing the words and topics so as not to trigger Twitter wrath.

    Honestly, I find it borderline unseemly that so many self-professed free speech defenders don't boycott Twitter. By far smarter move would be to quit and let the liberal monoculture choke on its own toxic stench. Which would happen with time.

    Replies: @Danindc, @vhrm

    Ideally yes but it’s become indispensable

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Danindc

    > [Twitter has] become indispensable.

    I occasionally post in this space about NBC Evening News With Lester Holt. This is a poor source for becoming informed about matters of public concern. However, it is an excellent way to learn about how Establishment showrunners and elites are engaged, successfully, in shaping the world-views of middle-class and lumpenprole Americans.

    Twitter matters because intellectuals use it. In many fields, these folks rely on it for fast and informed feedback; this is particularly true for some scientific fields and (obviously) for politics.

    While I dislike the format, without this platform I would not have encountered the ideas of Alina Chan (SARS-CoV-2 lab escape, WHO corruption), Matt Stoller (anti-monopoly leftist), or Chris Arnade (compassionate insights on back row America).

    It's important to acknowledge the importance of what happens on Twitter.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Danindc

  74. As Thoreau might have said, “Under a Twitterdom that squelches any man unjustly, the true situation for a just man is squelched.”

  75. Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead Vijaya Gadde and her paid and volunteer Birdwatchers are posing a dilemma for free-speech and right-of-center tweeters. One has to presume this is intentional, and perhaps it’s the main reason for suspending Sailer.

    There’s pretty good circumstantial evidence that a significant fraction of “influencers” are regular readers of this blog and Sailer’s Taki column. It’s not unusual for Sailer-generated ideas to be discussed and rebutted in the NYT’s Op-Ed pages and elsewhere. However, it’s extremely rare for his essays to be cited or linked. He is the Voldemort of interesting writing on public affairs.

    I just checked my Twitter feed, and I see no mention of Sailer’s predicament. Hence the dilemma for public intellectuals: remain silent and devalue your status (in your own eyes, at least), or out yourself by protesting.

    Brandy Zadrozny and her fellow Woke journalists are salivating. Add her doxxing resources to the Name-and-Shame template, and the stories practically write themselves.

    Rod Dreher foresaw this trend in his book Live Not By Lies (ironic Amazon link). Guess it’s time to read it.

  76. @ic1000
    @Anonymous

    > Twitter is adding a “Birdwatch” volunteer program...

    Vögel beobachten macht frei.

    Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Just to be pedantic, that’s “Vogelbeobachtung macht frei”. See
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogelbeobachtung

    • Thanks: ic1000
  77. I’m surprised that you made it this long.

  78. “It’s Black Lives Matters that got those extra blacks murdered”.

    Nuance, iSteve, which you lack when you make that type of statement.

    https://acleddata.com/2020/09/03/demonstrations-political-violence-in-america-new-data-for-summer-2020/

    While the US has long been home to a vibrant protest environment, demonstrations surged to new levels in 2020. Between 24 May and 22 August, ACLED records more than 10,600 demonstration events across the country. Over 10,100 of these — or nearly 95% — involve peaceful protesters. Fewer than 570 — or approximately 5% — involve demonstrators engaging in violence. Well over 80% of all demonstrations are connected to the Black Lives Matter movement or the COVID-19 pandemic.

    ACLED conducted a pilot data collection program for the US last summer, allowing for comparison of the current moment with the same time period last year. In July of this year alone, ACLED records nearly 2,000 demonstrations — an increase of 42% from the 1,400 demonstrations recorded in July 2019.

    https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/media/2017/january/police-violence-data

    DN: The Black Lives Matter Movement has to be understood in the context of the historical legacy of the ill treatment of blacks by the police and the criminal justice system and American political and social institutions more generally. That legacy is a fact. The Movement, I think, is a reflection of and reaction to that legacy. I don’t think people should be surprised by it, and it’s part of why people should listen to the Black Lives Matter position. At the same time getting people to listen has been greatly complicated by the lethal ambushes of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    MC: You mentioned recent studies about lethal force. In terms of research, what do we know about the disproportionate targeting of minorities, particularly African-Americans, by law enforcement agencies?

    DN: Studies on this question come to conflicting conclusions. Some studies have concluded that minorities are disproportionately targeted, and others reach the opposite conclusion. In fact, in a recent study on this issue, Roland Fryer from Harvard reached the conclusion that it depends on what kind of tactic you’re talking about. He concluded that for non-lethal uses of force, involving things like handcuffing the person, shoving them, or having some physical contact with them, those events were in the order of 10 to 25 percent more likely for blacks than for whites. On the other hand, he reached the conclusion that, if anything, lethal use of force is more common among whites than blacks. So it’s hard to draw really strong conclusions one way or the other on this issue.

    MC: Why don’t researchers currently have a better answer to this question?

    DN: I think there are a couple of reasons for that. One is that we simply don’t have very good data about these incidences. As surprising as this is, there is not a national database where you can confidently get a count of the number of people against which police used lethal violence, let alone on instances when they discharge firearms. So the studies that have been done are based on data from specific localities that are often of uneven quality. For this reason alone, findings may differ across studies. Another issue is that, conceptually, this is a really hard problem. And it’s a hard problem because there are differences across racial and ethnic groups in the frequency that they commit crime, which puts some groups in contact with the police at a rate that is disproportionate to their presence in the population. Taking account of those differences in involvement in crime is not easy to do from a statistical perspective.

    • LOL: ic1000
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Corvinus


    And it’s a hard problem because there are differences across racial and ethnic groups in the frequency that they commit crime, which puts some groups in contact with the police at a rate that is disproportionate to their presence in the population.
     
    A-HA!

    Taking account of those differences in involvement in crime is not easy to do from a statistical perspective.
     
    Code for "we are now reaching crimethink territory. We should go back."
    , @ic1000
    @Corvinus

    > Nuance, iSteve, which you lack when you make that type of statement.

    You are a lazy writer. Here's the recent Sailer post on ACLED that you failed to notice.


    Take That, Trump: A Study Finds That Peaceful Protesters Have Rioted Fewer Than 617 Times in Not Quite 220 Cities! by Steve Sailer • September 4, 2020
     

    Learn how to use the [!--more--] tag for your longer comments.

    You are a lazy writer.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @bomag
    @Corvinus


    Over 10,100 of these — or nearly 95% — involve peaceful protesters.

     

    In other Corvinus news that illustrates his crackerjack understanding of statistics, a vanishing small percentage of bullets produced in the US kill people, so we can conclude that bullets are safe.
  79. @Polistra
    @Eric Novak

    Ron and everyone still relies upon primary 'backbone' network providers, and is subject to their woke whims whenever and wherever they decide. Where is Stormfront being hosted now? What happened to Parler? I never used either, but there are others and it's very much a case of 'First they came for...' and before long it will be just about everything you and I know and love.

    Look at it from the Establishment's point of view. Why should they tolerate (or even allow a voice to) anyone who threatens to expose some of the inner workings of their mass brainwashing mechanisms? There's a war on, you know.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Why should they tolerate (or even allow a voice to) anyone who threatens to expose some of the inner workings of their mass brainwashing mechanisms?”

    More like people making up their own mind to issues on race and culture that you personally disagree with. It’s just much easier to label it as “brainwashing”; in that way, there doesn’t have to be critical thinking on your part.

    Just curious, how does this brainwashing work? How are many white people, with their high IQs and high time preferences, able to be easily manipulated?

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Corvinus

    Quite so, and don't forget that most popular journalism including TV is aimed at people with a reading age of approximately 11, so what do you expect?

    Obviously, it is all dumbed down and scripted.

    When a TV anchor asks a reporter in the field a question, and he replies "Well, John..." This is not a real conversation it is just a scripted dialogue in suitably dumbed down language.

    So you can't really expect any serious discussion of politics on tabloid TV.

    And when politicians appear on TV they are told to just keep it simple and stick to simple slogans, so that is what they try to do.

    So they will never really discuss what their political strategy is. Did Susan Collins really think that President Trump had learned his lesson? Of course not, but it sounded like a good line at the time!

    , @El Dato
    @Corvinus


    Just curious, how does this brainwashing work? How are many white people, with their high IQs and high time preferences, able to be easily manipulated?

     

    I don't know but according to that logic, the SovUnion or Ze Big Reich must have been "just an idea".

    But let's switch off the the calming hum of the Blue Vibrator for a bit and look at base reality:

    If capitulating to the trans lobby is the best Joe Biden can do in his first week in power, ailing America is truly doomed

    In America and Australia, both ailing and faltering liberal democracies, it has been an eventful week for transgender activists and their cohorts, small in number though they are.

    President Biden in his first week in office has fervently embraced the transgender cause.

    The new president issued an executive order on “Gender Identity Discrimination” that dramatically extended the ambit of existing anti-discrimination laws. Transgender persons can now no longer be prevented from competing in female sports; and female-only institutions, such as women’s refuges and women’s prisons are a thing of the past.

    Biden also signed an executive order overturning Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the US armed forces.

    And, more ominously, the White House endorsed the use of “gender-neutral pronouns.” This accords with Nancy Pelosi’s recent edict that the words “mother,” “father,” “daughter” and “son” would no longer appear on the White House website or in official government documents. Mothers are apparently now to be referred to as “gestational carriers” or “chest feeders.”

    How these measures will “heal a divided America” is not immediately apparent.
     

    Yes, this trip will get much worse. And the nincompoopettes who performed the idiotic "Handmaid's Tale" processions are probably all for it. There is a book "They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45" by Milton Meyer...
  80. @Danindc
    @Anonymous

    Ideally yes but it’s become indispensable

    Replies: @ic1000

    > [Twitter has] become indispensable.

    I occasionally post in this space about NBC Evening News With Lester Holt. This is a poor source for becoming informed about matters of public concern. However, it is an excellent way to learn about how Establishment showrunners and elites are engaged, successfully, in shaping the world-views of middle-class and lumpenprole Americans.

    Twitter matters because intellectuals use it. In many fields, these folks rely on it for fast and informed feedback; this is particularly true for some scientific fields and (obviously) for politics.

    While I dislike the format, without this platform I would not have encountered the ideas of Alina Chan (SARS-CoV-2 lab escape, WHO corruption), Matt Stoller (anti-monopoly leftist), or Chris Arnade (compassionate insights on back row America).

    It’s important to acknowledge the importance of what happens on Twitter.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @ic1000

    Really? Do you remember blogs and blogrolls and RSS? They were doing a fine job of it. I found Alina Chan via Razib Khan's Twitter, but without Twitter, she probably would have had a blog, and Razib would probably have blogged her or added her to his blogroll. and I would have read about her and subscribed to her feed, and voila! It would have taken a little longer than Twitter, but so what? I just want to know her final conclusions. I don't need days and weeks of slow leaks and teases. The need for all that is just ego-stroking--don't get left out of the loop!

    Somehow, I found GNXP and Sailer before Twitter and before UR. Good content rises to the top, and this is more true of older communication tech than newer.

    Replies: @ic1000

    , @Danindc
    @ic1000

    Yes, good points all. And you see Trump being diminished without his ability to tweet.

    Way too much power in big tech’s hands.

  81. @Anatoly Karlin
    It has become more or less impossible to have a "dialogue" with Blue Check ideologues on such issues.

    My recommendation for people like Sailer etc. would be to focus on promoting own material, only interact with friendlies on taboo topics (e.g. Black IQ/criminality), liberally Block SJWs and hostiles (this helps against reporting brigades). That way the account might at least survive longer.

    Parler/Gab are not much of a solution simply due to banal network effects. They have 0.1% of Twitter's traffic.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Well, when one blocks ideologues and only interacts with “friendlies”, then no wonder it’s impossible to have “dialogue”. Thanks, ideological bubble and confirmation bias!

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
    @Corvinus

    Well, the alternative is to be on Parler/Gab, which are ideological bubbles and echo chambers from the get go.

    Replies: @szopen

  82. @James B. Shearer
    @Steve Sailer

    "The father was retired law enforcement."

    How many citizen's arrest cases do you think he dealt with in his law enforcement career? I think it is more likely that he kind of forgot that he wasn't a cop anymore.

    Replies: @unit472, @Mike Tre

    Citizen’s arrest does have a sllght antique feel about it but it was once pretty common in the pre cell phone/911 era. I remember one of my high school friends deciding to urinate on a garage door. The owner came out and ‘detained’ my friend and he was arrested for public intoxication.

    There was once another character, who like Arberry, used to jog through neighborhoods and steal. His name was Leonard Lake. He was finally arrested on some relatively minor charges but took cyanide pills sewn into his clothing. Police wondered just who and what they had and discovered he and his accomplice, Charles Ng, were serial killers. Their Calaveras property was a privately run concentration camp complete with a crematoria and holding cells for their captives.

    I’m not saying Arberry was a serial killer but his reaction to his being challenged suggests he was into aomething a bit more serious than simply exercising on his daily runs.

  83. @Corvinus
    "It's Black Lives Matters that got those extra blacks murdered".

    Nuance, iSteve, which you lack when you make that type of statement.

    https://acleddata.com/2020/09/03/demonstrations-political-violence-in-america-new-data-for-summer-2020/

    While the US has long been home to a vibrant protest environment, demonstrations surged to new levels in 2020. Between 24 May and 22 August, ACLED records more than 10,600 demonstration events across the country. Over 10,100 of these — or nearly 95% — involve peaceful protesters. Fewer than 570 — or approximately 5% — involve demonstrators engaging in violence. Well over 80% of all demonstrations are connected to the Black Lives Matter movement or the COVID-19 pandemic.

    ACLED conducted a pilot data collection program for the US last summer, allowing for comparison of the current moment with the same time period last year. In July of this year alone, ACLED records nearly 2,000 demonstrations — an increase of 42% from the 1,400 demonstrations recorded in July 2019.
     
    https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/media/2017/january/police-violence-data

    DN: The Black Lives Matter Movement has to be understood in the context of the historical legacy of the ill treatment of blacks by the police and the criminal justice system and American political and social institutions more generally. That legacy is a fact. The Movement, I think, is a reflection of and reaction to that legacy. I don’t think people should be surprised by it, and it’s part of why people should listen to the Black Lives Matter position. At the same time getting people to listen has been greatly complicated by the lethal ambushes of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    MC: You mentioned recent studies about lethal force. In terms of research, what do we know about the disproportionate targeting of minorities, particularly African-Americans, by law enforcement agencies?

    DN: Studies on this question come to conflicting conclusions. Some studies have concluded that minorities are disproportionately targeted, and others reach the opposite conclusion. In fact, in a recent study on this issue, Roland Fryer from Harvard reached the conclusion that it depends on what kind of tactic you’re talking about. He concluded that for non-lethal uses of force, involving things like handcuffing the person, shoving them, or having some physical contact with them, those events were in the order of 10 to 25 percent more likely for blacks than for whites. On the other hand, he reached the conclusion that, if anything, lethal use of force is more common among whites than blacks. So it’s hard to draw really strong conclusions one way or the other on this issue.

    MC: Why don’t researchers currently have a better answer to this question?

    DN: I think there are a couple of reasons for that. One is that we simply don’t have very good data about these incidences. As surprising as this is, there is not a national database where you can confidently get a count of the number of people against which police used lethal violence, let alone on instances when they discharge firearms. So the studies that have been done are based on data from specific localities that are often of uneven quality. For this reason alone, findings may differ across studies. Another issue is that, conceptually, this is a really hard problem. And it’s a hard problem because there are differences across racial and ethnic groups in the frequency that they commit crime, which puts some groups in contact with the police at a rate that is disproportionate to their presence in the population. Taking account of those differences in involvement in crime is not easy to do from a statistical perspective.
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @ic1000, @bomag

    And it’s a hard problem because there are differences across racial and ethnic groups in the frequency that they commit crime, which puts some groups in contact with the police at a rate that is disproportionate to their presence in the population.

    A-HA!

    Taking account of those differences in involvement in crime is not easy to do from a statistical perspective.

    Code for “we are now reaching crimethink territory. We should go back.”

  84. @Eric Novak
    @Znzn

    Ron will allow his own servers to stay on. He probably even knows how to maintain them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Michael S

    That’s not really an answer. UR still depends on both GoDaddy and Cloudflare, each of which have been used to deplatform other sites. The reason this one stays up is not a technical one.

  85. @Corvinus
    "It's Black Lives Matters that got those extra blacks murdered".

    Nuance, iSteve, which you lack when you make that type of statement.

    https://acleddata.com/2020/09/03/demonstrations-political-violence-in-america-new-data-for-summer-2020/

    While the US has long been home to a vibrant protest environment, demonstrations surged to new levels in 2020. Between 24 May and 22 August, ACLED records more than 10,600 demonstration events across the country. Over 10,100 of these — or nearly 95% — involve peaceful protesters. Fewer than 570 — or approximately 5% — involve demonstrators engaging in violence. Well over 80% of all demonstrations are connected to the Black Lives Matter movement or the COVID-19 pandemic.

    ACLED conducted a pilot data collection program for the US last summer, allowing for comparison of the current moment with the same time period last year. In July of this year alone, ACLED records nearly 2,000 demonstrations — an increase of 42% from the 1,400 demonstrations recorded in July 2019.
     
    https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/media/2017/january/police-violence-data

    DN: The Black Lives Matter Movement has to be understood in the context of the historical legacy of the ill treatment of blacks by the police and the criminal justice system and American political and social institutions more generally. That legacy is a fact. The Movement, I think, is a reflection of and reaction to that legacy. I don’t think people should be surprised by it, and it’s part of why people should listen to the Black Lives Matter position. At the same time getting people to listen has been greatly complicated by the lethal ambushes of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    MC: You mentioned recent studies about lethal force. In terms of research, what do we know about the disproportionate targeting of minorities, particularly African-Americans, by law enforcement agencies?

    DN: Studies on this question come to conflicting conclusions. Some studies have concluded that minorities are disproportionately targeted, and others reach the opposite conclusion. In fact, in a recent study on this issue, Roland Fryer from Harvard reached the conclusion that it depends on what kind of tactic you’re talking about. He concluded that for non-lethal uses of force, involving things like handcuffing the person, shoving them, or having some physical contact with them, those events were in the order of 10 to 25 percent more likely for blacks than for whites. On the other hand, he reached the conclusion that, if anything, lethal use of force is more common among whites than blacks. So it’s hard to draw really strong conclusions one way or the other on this issue.

    MC: Why don’t researchers currently have a better answer to this question?

    DN: I think there are a couple of reasons for that. One is that we simply don’t have very good data about these incidences. As surprising as this is, there is not a national database where you can confidently get a count of the number of people against which police used lethal violence, let alone on instances when they discharge firearms. So the studies that have been done are based on data from specific localities that are often of uneven quality. For this reason alone, findings may differ across studies. Another issue is that, conceptually, this is a really hard problem. And it’s a hard problem because there are differences across racial and ethnic groups in the frequency that they commit crime, which puts some groups in contact with the police at a rate that is disproportionate to their presence in the population. Taking account of those differences in involvement in crime is not easy to do from a statistical perspective.
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @ic1000, @bomag

    > Nuance, iSteve, which you lack when you make that type of statement.

    You are a lazy writer. Here’s the recent Sailer post on ACLED that you failed to notice.

    Take That, Trump: A Study Finds That Peaceful Protesters Have Rioted Fewer Than 617 Times in Not Quite 220 Cities! by Steve Sailer • September 4, 2020

    [MORE]

    Learn how to use the [!–more–] tag for your longer comments.

    You are a lazy writer.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @ic1000

    "Here’s the recent Sailer post on ACLED that you failed to notice."

    Regardless, my charge still stands.

    "There’s pretty good circumstantial evidence that a significant fraction of “influencers” are regular readers of this blog and Sailer’s Taki column."

    Pray tell, what exactly is this evidence?

    "This is a poor source for becoming informed about matters of public concern."

    According to Who/Whom?

    "However, it is an excellent way to learn about how Establishment showrunners and elites are engaged, successfully, in shaping the world-views of middle-class and lumpenprole Americans."

    Ah, yes, the deplorables referred to by the Alt Right as "Normies". The fact is that our (normie) views are shaped by a myriad of sources and life experiences, so when our positions differ significantly, your response is to lash out in this manner.

    Replies: @ic1000

  86. @Morton's toes
    Kafka wrote all this up close to a hundred years ago.

    https://www.amazon.com/Trial-Franz-Kafka/dp/1612931030

    It does not have happy ending for our protagonist.

    Replies: @botazefa, @Chrisnonymous, @Frank McGar

    Thanks for reminding me about this book, ‘The Trial’ by Kafka.

  87. @anon
    Haha what the hell did you expect?

    This is never going to get better. Enjoy your twilight weeks on that idiotic platform

    Replies: @Anon

    Boomer who told everyone to calm down about a stolen election gets snuffed out.

    • Agree: Change that Matters
  88. @Thoughts
    Purpose of the Following:

    Facebook - To know what Sales your Favorite Brands are having in Your News Feed/Put up Beautiful Vacation Photos to make HighSchool Classmates Know Your Better Than Them

    Twitter- Deep Well-Thought out Advanced Concepts (HA!)

    Instagram - It's a Photo Album. Why is anyone using it for anything else? Even Leftists who use Stories to spew TDS look stupid. It's a photo album for your family/friends/baby/interior decor/vacation

    Replies: @Wilkey, @botazefa

    Purpose of the Following:

    Facebook – To know what Sales your Favorite Brands are having in Your News Feed/Put up Beautiful Vacation Photos to make HighSchool Classmates Know Your Better Than Them

    Twitter- Deep Well-Thought out Advanced Concepts (HA!)

    Instagram – It’s a Photo Album. Why is anyone using it for anything else? Even Leftists who use Stories to spew TDS look stupid. It’s a photo album for your family/friends/baby/interior decor/vacation

    No. The purpose of those is to aggregate data about human beings to sell to advertisers, governments, law enforcement, higher ed, etc. The doxxing and deplatforming we are seeing is the natural consequence of a plutocratic oligarchy partnered with leftist Big Tech.

  89. Steve:

    Why are you responding to random trolls?

  90. @Jonathan Mason
    The fact that a guy had his hand on the barrel of a shotgun at the time that he was shot hardly qualifies as being armed and dangerous.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Redman

    I get that you just like being called stupid but if somebody has a weapon, and you try to reach for that weapon, what is at least one likely outcome? Isn’t it that they see you reaching and decide to use the weapon on you because you are reaching for it? Is that really inconceivable for medical school graduates?

  91. Anon[357] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t mean to sound callous but it is what it is. If White hillbillies were slaughtering each other in the streets of BFE, Arkansas, the PTB would be publicly laughing at them and celebrating their self-destruction. We’d see endless op-eds suggesting it was good akshually.

    Treat them no differently. Give your children the Derb talk. Explain why they should never go to urban areas. Let them kill each other and stay out of the line of fire.

  92. It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    The rules regarding English professional soccer are interesting. Players engage in a lot of banter during the match, and a player is perfectly entitled to call an opponent a son of a whore, but if he calls him a black mother f*****, or a white c***, then he is subject to suspension for multiple games.

    Enforcement is so strict that a Uruguayan player was recently suspended for addressing a friend as “Negrito”, a Spanish language term of endearment, on Instagram, not on the field of play.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Jonathan Mason


    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.
     
    Shouldn't it extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater if you are in a crowded theater that's caught on fire?

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yes, try explaining to a white SJW that a white person calling a Black person "my little N_gger" is really a term of endearment. Good luck.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @BenKenobi
    @Jonathan Mason


    but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.
     
    I can think of two instances when this is appropriate:

    1. It's in the script.

    2. The theatre is on fire.

    , @JR Ewing
    @Jonathan Mason

    Brits are crazy strict about racist language and policing speech and when I hear these types of stories it makes my American ears hurt. It's all about policing thoughts in the end.

    After all, Orwell was English.

    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    What if the theater actually is on fire?

    Should anti-war protestors be allowed to hand out pamphlets next to an Army recruiting station?

    Too bad Oliver Wendell Holmes still dead, isn't it?

  93. @Wilkey
    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.

    Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man's identity not yet been revealed? A cop in any US city who had shot an unarmed civilian, even at nighttime, would be (in)famous by now. Cops who protect average citizens get thrown to the wolves. But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.

    Replies: @Rosie, @Anon, @Known Fact, @Corvinus, @Hypnotoad666

    Not only does the murderous Capitol cop’s identity remain a state secret, I’m still hearing disagreement on whether it’s a man or a woman

  94. @Corvinus
    @Polistra

    "Why should they tolerate (or even allow a voice to) anyone who threatens to expose some of the inner workings of their mass brainwashing mechanisms?"

    More like people making up their own mind to issues on race and culture that you personally disagree with. It's just much easier to label it as "brainwashing"; in that way, there doesn't have to be critical thinking on your part.

    Just curious, how does this brainwashing work? How are many white people, with their high IQs and high time preferences, able to be easily manipulated?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @El Dato

    Quite so, and don’t forget that most popular journalism including TV is aimed at people with a reading age of approximately 11, so what do you expect?

    Obviously, it is all dumbed down and scripted.

    When a TV anchor asks a reporter in the field a question, and he replies “Well, John…” This is not a real conversation it is just a scripted dialogue in suitably dumbed down language.

    So you can’t really expect any serious discussion of politics on tabloid TV.

    And when politicians appear on TV they are told to just keep it simple and stick to simple slogans, so that is what they try to do.

    So they will never really discuss what their political strategy is. Did Susan Collins really think that President Trump had learned his lesson? Of course not, but it sounded like a good line at the time!

  95. @Jonathan Mason
    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn't extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    The rules regarding English professional soccer are interesting. Players engage in a lot of banter during the match, and a player is perfectly entitled to call an opponent a son of a whore, but if he calls him a black mother f*****, or a white c***, then he is subject to suspension for multiple games.

    Enforcement is so strict that a Uruguayan player was recently suspended for addressing a friend as "Negrito", a Spanish language term of endearment, on Instagram, not on the field of play.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Jack D, @BenKenobi, @JR Ewing, @anon

    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    Shouldn’t it extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater if you are in a crowded theater that’s caught on fire?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Mr. Anon

    The whole censorship thing by Twitter et al is, in a metaphorical sense, the banning of shouting fire in a crowded theatre. The theatre being consumed by flames is, of course, white America. Better make sure nobody does anything about the fire till it's too late.

    Replies: @Jack D

  96. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    I’ll bet Dorsey read about how Steve Jobs would walk around barefoot in his office and decided he was going to model himself into the next new-age hippie pied-piper tech guru. What a douche.

  97. @Morton's toes
    Kafka wrote all this up close to a hundred years ago.

    https://www.amazon.com/Trial-Franz-Kafka/dp/1612931030

    It does not have happy ending for our protagonist.

    Replies: @botazefa, @Chrisnonymous, @Frank McGar

    Neither does 1984 or Burmese Days. Hmmm…

  98. @ic1000
    @Danindc

    > [Twitter has] become indispensable.

    I occasionally post in this space about NBC Evening News With Lester Holt. This is a poor source for becoming informed about matters of public concern. However, it is an excellent way to learn about how Establishment showrunners and elites are engaged, successfully, in shaping the world-views of middle-class and lumpenprole Americans.

    Twitter matters because intellectuals use it. In many fields, these folks rely on it for fast and informed feedback; this is particularly true for some scientific fields and (obviously) for politics.

    While I dislike the format, without this platform I would not have encountered the ideas of Alina Chan (SARS-CoV-2 lab escape, WHO corruption), Matt Stoller (anti-monopoly leftist), or Chris Arnade (compassionate insights on back row America).

    It's important to acknowledge the importance of what happens on Twitter.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Danindc

    Really? Do you remember blogs and blogrolls and RSS? They were doing a fine job of it. I found Alina Chan via Razib Khan’s Twitter, but without Twitter, she probably would have had a blog, and Razib would probably have blogged her or added her to his blogroll. and I would have read about her and subscribed to her feed, and voila! It would have taken a little longer than Twitter, but so what? I just want to know her final conclusions. I don’t need days and weeks of slow leaks and teases. The need for all that is just ego-stroking–don’t get left out of the loop!

    Somehow, I found GNXP and Sailer before Twitter and before UR. Good content rises to the top, and this is more true of older communication tech than newer.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Chrisnonymous

    Re: The value of Twitter

    Twitter is important, in much the same way that the NYT is important. That's not to say that either institution is a net social good.

    BTW, the last tweet of Sailer's that I see is dated 1/25/21. So it looks like his cancellation continues.

  99. The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that the type of black person likely to be involved in a violent encounter is just an idea or object to them, not an actual human being they have some first hand experience with – and thus some understanding of how it can be that so many end up with terrible life outcomes.

    There is a line in Wall Street where Gordon Gekko says “that’s one thing you have to remember about WASPS: they love animals and hate people.” Today’s left basically looks at blacks as exotic animals that need to be protected from people they hate, non-elite whites.

    • Agree: Polemos
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Arclight

    The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that such deaths can't be used as a stick with which to beat white people and gain further power. Unless you can somehow rationalize that such deaths are really actually whitey's fault anyway.

    Lots of stuff happens in America every day but there's only enough mindspace for a handful of headlines. So the question is always, does this story serve the Narrative or can it be twisted enough to serve the Narrative? If it can't, then it must be ignored and (increasingly) censored.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Arclight

  100. @wren
    @J.Ross

    I believe the process is in the hands of a 45 year old lady from India who felt slighted in high school or something like that.

    I just learned her husband was VP and general counsel at Google. Collusion.

    https://menglish.sakshi.com/news/world/meet-vijaya-gadde-hyderabad-born-american-lawyer-who-was-behind-trumps-ban-twitter-128858


    She is married to Ramsey Homsany who is co-founder of Octant Bio, a synthetic biology company, and an investor and advisor to startup technology companies. Homsany was previously the general counsel at Dropbox, where he had roles leading Dropbox's legal, digital security, government affairs, human resources, and communications teams. He also was vice president and deputy general counsel at Google, where he managed Google's commercial legal groups, as well as Google's Latin America legal team. He also taught law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Homsany holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a J.D. from New York University.
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @Frank McGar

    Homsany who is co-founder of Octant Bio, a synthetic biology company

    More Star Trek tech that doesn’t even exist.

    Homsany was previously the general counsel at Dropbox

    From Dropbox so synthechbio!

    Megadeath accidents just waiting to happen, or its sounds a bit suspicious. You decide.

  101. @Morton's toes
    Kafka wrote all this up close to a hundred years ago.

    https://www.amazon.com/Trial-Franz-Kafka/dp/1612931030

    It does not have happy ending for our protagonist.

    Replies: @botazefa, @Chrisnonymous, @Frank McGar

    It’s been awhile, but doesn’t it end with him getting let go, with no explanation at all as to what he did wrong, nor any indication when, if, or by whom he would be charged for some unexplained crime again? Sounds about right.

  102. @wren
    @J.Ross

    I believe the process is in the hands of a 45 year old lady from India who felt slighted in high school or something like that.

    I just learned her husband was VP and general counsel at Google. Collusion.

    https://menglish.sakshi.com/news/world/meet-vijaya-gadde-hyderabad-born-american-lawyer-who-was-behind-trumps-ban-twitter-128858


    She is married to Ramsey Homsany who is co-founder of Octant Bio, a synthetic biology company, and an investor and advisor to startup technology companies. Homsany was previously the general counsel at Dropbox, where he had roles leading Dropbox's legal, digital security, government affairs, human resources, and communications teams. He also was vice president and deputy general counsel at Google, where he managed Google's commercial legal groups, as well as Google's Latin America legal team. He also taught law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Homsany holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a J.D. from New York University.
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @Frank McGar

    I can’t help feeling that most of the tech banning is just Revenge of the Nerds writ large. Payback time for all the Chads.

  103. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    All the Jedi references are by LOSERS who don’t know that Jedis wear brown and tan. Really COOL KiDS know that black is worn by Sith Lords.

    Darth Jack is obviously trying to “bring order to the galaxy”. Speaking of which, someone with DeepFake skills should make a DeepFake video superimposing Biden’s face on that of Grand Moff Tarken in the conference room scene…

    ” The Republican Party will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that John Brennan has dissolved the right wing permanently. The last remnants of the old republic have been swept away…. Fear will keep the voters in line–fear of Domestic Terrorism prosecutions. ”

    BTW, I am not surprised that Steve was targeted, but I am surprised that people like Razib Khan and Charles Murray, who don’t need to post on Twitter and ought to know better, are still on that platform.

    • Replies: @Polemos
    @Chrisnonymous


    All the Jedi references are by LOSERS who don’t know that Jedis wear brown and tan. Really COOL KiDS know that black is worn by Sith Lords.
     
    Establishment Jedi wore brown and tan. At the end of the Republic, they were thugs and mercenaries for a corrupt, intergalactic government, wasting their time on local trade disputes while completely ignorant of the massive criminal conspiracy unfolding all around them and of their own participation in it.

    This hero, however, wore black:

    https://imperialtalker.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/luke-before-jabba.jpg

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  104. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    Physiognomy don’t lie.

    Seeking v knowing.

    Doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and doesn’t want to.

  105. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    • LOL: Jack D
  106. Censorship is moving back towards pre-Internet days, when newspapers and TV were almost the only conduits of information, with any alternative sources languishing in obscurity. Politicians could stop this reversion, but they don’t want to. They were OK with the narrow spectrum of opinion permitted by MSM before the Internet, and they’d have no problem going back to that.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Rob McX


    Censorship is moving back towards pre-Internet days, when newspapers and TV were almost the only conduits of information
     
    And to this irony I'd add that today's media rulers not only throttle the information pipe, they actively reach out to clobber you with it.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Rob McX

    "pre-Internet days"

    I do have sympathy for whichever Steve operates Steve's Twitter account and the other non-establishment writers and journalists seeking eyeballs for their work. But weeks of whining should morph into days of solutions. I have an awful solution: The National Lampoon. My older brother, who might be Steve 4, bequeathed me his collection of National Lampoon magazines and other NL novelties like their Sunday Paper. A lot of the stuff was low-brow but much of it was aimed at the smug authoritarian gas bags of the day. The Babylon Bee is there but just barely. The target demo for this material is anyone looking for a laugh but particularly the professional and managerial class that is neck-deep in the soft totalitarian mire looking for a release. Doubtful there's any money in it.

  107. @James B. Shearer
    @Steve Sailer

    "The father was retired law enforcement."

    How many citizen's arrest cases do you think he dealt with in his law enforcement career? I think it is more likely that he kind of forgot that he wasn't a cop anymore.

    Replies: @unit472, @Mike Tre

    The more wildly you flail your arms, the quicker you drown. What are your law enforcement credentials again?

  108. @Jonathan Mason
    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn't extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    The rules regarding English professional soccer are interesting. Players engage in a lot of banter during the match, and a player is perfectly entitled to call an opponent a son of a whore, but if he calls him a black mother f*****, or a white c***, then he is subject to suspension for multiple games.

    Enforcement is so strict that a Uruguayan player was recently suspended for addressing a friend as "Negrito", a Spanish language term of endearment, on Instagram, not on the field of play.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Jack D, @BenKenobi, @JR Ewing, @anon

    Yes, try explaining to a white SJW that a white person calling a Black person “my little N_gger” is really a term of endearment. Good luck.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    Rappers do it all the time. And in the case of the Uruguayan footballer I'm not sure that the friend in question was black.

    Anyways the term negrito in Spanish IS used as a term of affection and has a meaning somewhat similar to "homeboy".

  109. @Arclight
    The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that the type of black person likely to be involved in a violent encounter is just an idea or object to them, not an actual human being they have some first hand experience with - and thus some understanding of how it can be that so many end up with terrible life outcomes.

    There is a line in Wall Street where Gordon Gekko says "that's one thing you have to remember about WASPS: they love animals and hate people." Today's left basically looks at blacks as exotic animals that need to be protected from people they hate, non-elite whites.

    Replies: @Jack D

    The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that such deaths can’t be used as a stick with which to beat white people and gain further power. Unless you can somehow rationalize that such deaths are really actually whitey’s fault anyway.

    Lots of stuff happens in America every day but there’s only enough mindspace for a handful of headlines. So the question is always, does this story serve the Narrative or can it be twisted enough to serve the Narrative? If it can’t, then it must be ignored and (increasingly) censored.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that such deaths can’t be used as a stick with which to beat white people and gain further power. Unless you can somehow rationalize that such deaths are really actually whitey’s fault anyway.
     
    I think a larger part of it is that blacks have become the keystone of Democratic electoral success in nationwide elections and in elections in places with substantial black populations (i.e. swing states) - and particularly so after the second term of Mr. Obama when Democrats shed Working Class Whites and still prevailed in the Presidential election. From a cynical, meat-and-potatoes political perspective it makes sense for leftists and Democrats in elective office have every interest in being seen by blacks as their champions right or wrong, and to further all efforts (even or especially those which are self-destructive) at bolstering their group self esteem.

    Over only the past eight years or so this sort of "fan service" has metastasized and grown to encompass the propagation of ridiculous narratives and the suppression of material facts injurious to black self esteem. Take, for example, the fact that in the Freddie Gray matter three of the six responding officers who took custody of Gray were themselves black (IIRC, iSteve may have been the first to track down Officer Ceasar Goodson and note that his mother was obviously black) and that this fact was withheld from the public until after Baltimore burned for a number of nights.
    , @Arclight
    @Jack D

    I do agree with you that much of the institutional left looks at this phenomena as something that cannot be mentioned because it blunts the value of its rhetorical weapons. But your typical AWFL/soy boy that populates the media and education industry genuinely does not know what reality is - it's no closer to their lived experience than watching the Discovery Channel and deciding they need to raise money for a tiger sanctuary.

    My neighbor is a liberal college prof and I cannot tell you how often I've heard him talk about "systemic" iniquities/racism and his basis is some other liberal's paper they wrote or the fact that he tagged along on a tour of some terrible part of the city one day. He grew up on campus (parents were professors at a small liberal arts school) and his wife is the daughter of a successful businessman, they have spent their entire lives in school or teaching, have never lived in a black neighborhood, gone to a school with a significant minority presence, or have never had more than superficial interaction with the oppressed lower class black people they prize. I even had the wife once say that if they died, she hoped their daughters would be raised by a black man, because so many black men are raised by single women she thought this theoretical black guy would be an especially good father for girls. I don't even bother to argue back, they are so detached from reality there is no point.

    Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki, @JackOH, @photondancer

  110. @Rob McX
    @Reg Cæsar

    Looking like a homeless transient is the new way for billionaires to avoid being kidnapped for ransom?

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Looking like a homeless transient is the new way for billionaires to avoid being kidnapped for ransom?

    I rather think it’s a subliminal statement acknowledging that they have fallen into their power backwards, shouldn’t have it, and that shouldn’t be taken seriously. It says “I’m still just a kid and think of myself in that way.”

  111. @Jonathan Mason
    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn't extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    The rules regarding English professional soccer are interesting. Players engage in a lot of banter during the match, and a player is perfectly entitled to call an opponent a son of a whore, but if he calls him a black mother f*****, or a white c***, then he is subject to suspension for multiple games.

    Enforcement is so strict that a Uruguayan player was recently suspended for addressing a friend as "Negrito", a Spanish language term of endearment, on Instagram, not on the field of play.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Jack D, @BenKenobi, @JR Ewing, @anon

    but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    I can think of two instances when this is appropriate:

    1. It’s in the script.

    2. The theatre is on fire.

  112. @Corvinus
    "It's Black Lives Matters that got those extra blacks murdered".

    Nuance, iSteve, which you lack when you make that type of statement.

    https://acleddata.com/2020/09/03/demonstrations-political-violence-in-america-new-data-for-summer-2020/

    While the US has long been home to a vibrant protest environment, demonstrations surged to new levels in 2020. Between 24 May and 22 August, ACLED records more than 10,600 demonstration events across the country. Over 10,100 of these — or nearly 95% — involve peaceful protesters. Fewer than 570 — or approximately 5% — involve demonstrators engaging in violence. Well over 80% of all demonstrations are connected to the Black Lives Matter movement or the COVID-19 pandemic.

    ACLED conducted a pilot data collection program for the US last summer, allowing for comparison of the current moment with the same time period last year. In July of this year alone, ACLED records nearly 2,000 demonstrations — an increase of 42% from the 1,400 demonstrations recorded in July 2019.
     
    https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/media/2017/january/police-violence-data

    DN: The Black Lives Matter Movement has to be understood in the context of the historical legacy of the ill treatment of blacks by the police and the criminal justice system and American political and social institutions more generally. That legacy is a fact. The Movement, I think, is a reflection of and reaction to that legacy. I don’t think people should be surprised by it, and it’s part of why people should listen to the Black Lives Matter position. At the same time getting people to listen has been greatly complicated by the lethal ambushes of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    MC: You mentioned recent studies about lethal force. In terms of research, what do we know about the disproportionate targeting of minorities, particularly African-Americans, by law enforcement agencies?

    DN: Studies on this question come to conflicting conclusions. Some studies have concluded that minorities are disproportionately targeted, and others reach the opposite conclusion. In fact, in a recent study on this issue, Roland Fryer from Harvard reached the conclusion that it depends on what kind of tactic you’re talking about. He concluded that for non-lethal uses of force, involving things like handcuffing the person, shoving them, or having some physical contact with them, those events were in the order of 10 to 25 percent more likely for blacks than for whites. On the other hand, he reached the conclusion that, if anything, lethal use of force is more common among whites than blacks. So it’s hard to draw really strong conclusions one way or the other on this issue.

    MC: Why don’t researchers currently have a better answer to this question?

    DN: I think there are a couple of reasons for that. One is that we simply don’t have very good data about these incidences. As surprising as this is, there is not a national database where you can confidently get a count of the number of people against which police used lethal violence, let alone on instances when they discharge firearms. So the studies that have been done are based on data from specific localities that are often of uneven quality. For this reason alone, findings may differ across studies. Another issue is that, conceptually, this is a really hard problem. And it’s a hard problem because there are differences across racial and ethnic groups in the frequency that they commit crime, which puts some groups in contact with the police at a rate that is disproportionate to their presence in the population. Taking account of those differences in involvement in crime is not easy to do from a statistical perspective.
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @ic1000, @bomag

    Over 10,100 of these — or nearly 95% — involve peaceful protesters.

    In other Corvinus news that illustrates his crackerjack understanding of statistics, a vanishing small percentage of bullets produced in the US kill people, so we can conclude that bullets are safe.

  113. @Thoughts
    @Thoughts

    Why Trump even used Twitter is beyond me. He should have posted messages and video to his Website.

    You can't win in a no-win situation...which is what Twitter is.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Because then you would have to actively go to his website to get this information. If you follow him on Twitter, you passive receive the same information.

  114. @Jonathan Mason
    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn't extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    The rules regarding English professional soccer are interesting. Players engage in a lot of banter during the match, and a player is perfectly entitled to call an opponent a son of a whore, but if he calls him a black mother f*****, or a white c***, then he is subject to suspension for multiple games.

    Enforcement is so strict that a Uruguayan player was recently suspended for addressing a friend as "Negrito", a Spanish language term of endearment, on Instagram, not on the field of play.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Jack D, @BenKenobi, @JR Ewing, @anon

    Brits are crazy strict about racist language and policing speech and when I hear these types of stories it makes my American ears hurt. It’s all about policing thoughts in the end.

    After all, Orwell was English.

  115. @Znzn
    So I wonder how this site is allowed to stay on, is Ron Unz secretly recording our activities for the Feds? Is this site a honeypot?

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @J.Ross, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    He’s still with the tribe so they cut him slack.

  116. @Jack D
    @Arclight

    The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that such deaths can't be used as a stick with which to beat white people and gain further power. Unless you can somehow rationalize that such deaths are really actually whitey's fault anyway.

    Lots of stuff happens in America every day but there's only enough mindspace for a handful of headlines. So the question is always, does this story serve the Narrative or can it be twisted enough to serve the Narrative? If it can't, then it must be ignored and (increasingly) censored.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Arclight

    The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that such deaths can’t be used as a stick with which to beat white people and gain further power. Unless you can somehow rationalize that such deaths are really actually whitey’s fault anyway.

    I think a larger part of it is that blacks have become the keystone of Democratic electoral success in nationwide elections and in elections in places with substantial black populations (i.e. swing states) – and particularly so after the second term of Mr. Obama when Democrats shed Working Class Whites and still prevailed in the Presidential election. From a cynical, meat-and-potatoes political perspective it makes sense for leftists and Democrats in elective office have every interest in being seen by blacks as their champions right or wrong, and to further all efforts (even or especially those which are self-destructive) at bolstering their group self esteem.

    Over only the past eight years or so this sort of “fan service” has metastasized and grown to encompass the propagation of ridiculous narratives and the suppression of material facts injurious to black self esteem. Take, for example, the fact that in the Freddie Gray matter three of the six responding officers who took custody of Gray were themselves black (IIRC, iSteve may have been the first to track down Officer Ceasar Goodson and note that his mother was obviously black) and that this fact was withheld from the public until after Baltimore burned for a number of nights.

  117. @El Dato
    "Having a strong opinion" and pushing it is now "interfering in elections".

    Twitter PERMANENTLY bans Trump-supporting MyPillow CEO for ‘repeated’ violations of election interference policy

    Logically, Twitter must now BAN ITSELF!


    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been kicked off Twitter for multiple violations of the platform’s civic integrity policy. The outspoken Trump supporter has been vocal about his belief that the 2020 election results were fraudulent.

    Twitter confirmed on Monday night that Lindell had been permanently suspended for running afoul of rules barring users from “manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”
     

    "SHUT UP", they explained

    Obvious joke is obvious:

    "Obi-Wan, will you teach me the way of the force?"

    https://i.postimg.cc/8C5QmdCG/Then-Jack-Dorsey-appears.jpg

    "No Luke. I am not Obi-Wan. But I will teach you ... the way of the ban! Did I tell you that your sister has already been completely broken & karenized?

    https://i.postimg.cc/N079RcLS/luke-unhappy.jpg

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Logically, Twitter must now BAN ITSELF!

    This is the trump card Captain Kirk pulls on every evil, relentlessly logical computer — but crazed leftists are programmed to blithely ignore their own blatant hypocrisy

  118. @Corvinus
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Well, when one blocks ideologues and only interacts with "friendlies", then no wonder it's impossible to have "dialogue". Thanks, ideological bubble and confirmation bias!

    Replies: @Anatoly Karlin

    Well, the alternative is to be on Parler/Gab, which are ideological bubbles and echo chambers from the get go.

    • Replies: @szopen
    @Anatoly Karlin

    No, Anatolij, the real alternative is distributed social media like Mastodon (or Pleroma, or Friendica, or GnuSocial - but they al use open ActivityPub protocol, so they are all part of Fediverse)

  119. @Rob McX
    Censorship is moving back towards pre-Internet days, when newspapers and TV were almost the only conduits of information, with any alternative sources languishing in obscurity. Politicians could stop this reversion, but they don't want to. They were OK with the narrow spectrum of opinion permitted by MSM before the Internet, and they'd have no problem going back to that.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @SunBakedSuburb

    Censorship is moving back towards pre-Internet days, when newspapers and TV were almost the only conduits of information

    And to this irony I’d add that today’s media rulers not only throttle the information pipe, they actively reach out to clobber you with it.

  120. @Dieter Kief
    @JimDandy

    (A side note to Dandyism - in memoriam Oscar Wilde)

    Your comment is ironizing the postmodern twilight of facts, irony, criticism, and meta-analysis of the power structure of the public discourse.

    But the way you do it is ambiguous in itself, so it could quite easily be misunderstood. I hope it won't though.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    Le sigh. I am so tired of explaining the basics to white people. When folks were rioting in Ferguson and screaming “Hands up, don’t shoot!” you were probably all like, “But the ‘Hands up, don’t shoot!’ narrative was proven false and Michael Brown went for the cop’s gun and dur dur dur…” because you were totally not getting the fact that the ‘hands up don’t shoot’ chants and the burning of Ferguson and all the urban murals of Michael Brown’s angelic face weren’t about Michael Brown. His particular case didn’t matter. And I know exactly what you’re thinking right now. “But.. but.. muh facts!” Ugh. So gross. You are a perfect example of why mandatory critical race theory reeducation camps are so urgently needed right now to undo the white supremacist structures of the American machine.

  121. I hope you have a plan for when you get kicked off Twitter. Being factually correct will not save you. If anything, it will make banning you a higher priority.

  122. @Jonathan Mason
    The fact that a guy had his hand on the barrel of a shotgun at the time that he was shot hardly qualifies as being armed and dangerous.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Redman

    Did you even see the video of the Arbury shooting? He came at the guy with a shotgun like a charging tiger. It was flight or fight, and flight wasn’t an option.

    Steve’s characterization is 100% accurate.

  123. @ic1000
    @Danindc

    > [Twitter has] become indispensable.

    I occasionally post in this space about NBC Evening News With Lester Holt. This is a poor source for becoming informed about matters of public concern. However, it is an excellent way to learn about how Establishment showrunners and elites are engaged, successfully, in shaping the world-views of middle-class and lumpenprole Americans.

    Twitter matters because intellectuals use it. In many fields, these folks rely on it for fast and informed feedback; this is particularly true for some scientific fields and (obviously) for politics.

    While I dislike the format, without this platform I would not have encountered the ideas of Alina Chan (SARS-CoV-2 lab escape, WHO corruption), Matt Stoller (anti-monopoly leftist), or Chris Arnade (compassionate insights on back row America).

    It's important to acknowledge the importance of what happens on Twitter.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Danindc

    Yes, good points all. And you see Trump being diminished without his ability to tweet.

    Way too much power in big tech’s hands.

  124. @Corvinus
    @Polistra

    "Why should they tolerate (or even allow a voice to) anyone who threatens to expose some of the inner workings of their mass brainwashing mechanisms?"

    More like people making up their own mind to issues on race and culture that you personally disagree with. It's just much easier to label it as "brainwashing"; in that way, there doesn't have to be critical thinking on your part.

    Just curious, how does this brainwashing work? How are many white people, with their high IQs and high time preferences, able to be easily manipulated?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @El Dato

    Just curious, how does this brainwashing work? How are many white people, with their high IQs and high time preferences, able to be easily manipulated?

    I don’t know but according to that logic, the SovUnion or Ze Big Reich must have been “just an idea”.

    But let’s switch off the the calming hum of the Blue Vibrator for a bit and look at base reality:

    If capitulating to the trans lobby is the best Joe Biden can do in his first week in power, ailing America is truly doomed

    In America and Australia, both ailing and faltering liberal democracies, it has been an eventful week for transgender activists and their cohorts, small in number though they are.

    President Biden in his first week in office has fervently embraced the transgender cause.

    The new president issued an executive order on “Gender Identity Discrimination” that dramatically extended the ambit of existing anti-discrimination laws. Transgender persons can now no longer be prevented from competing in female sports; and female-only institutions, such as women’s refuges and women’s prisons are a thing of the past.

    Biden also signed an executive order overturning Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the US armed forces.

    And, more ominously, the White House endorsed the use of “gender-neutral pronouns.” This accords with Nancy Pelosi’s recent edict that the words “mother,” “father,” “daughter” and “son” would no longer appear on the White House website or in official government documents. Mothers are apparently now to be referred to as “gestational carriers” or “chest feeders.”

    How these measures will “heal a divided America” is not immediately apparent.

    Yes, this trip will get much worse. And the nincompoopettes who performed the idiotic “Handmaid’s Tale” processions are probably all for it. There is a book “They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45” by Milton Meyer…

    • Disagree: Corvinus
  125. @Thoughts
    Of all the censorship...the Twitter one bothers me the least

    Why is anyone on that thing?

    Twitter is for people who have no ability to read more than 280 characters.

    It's designed for Low Information Voters.

    Of course the Left would dominate that Medium.

    Replies: @Thoughts, @J.Ross, @Hypnotoad666, @Alt Right Moderate

    It’s designed for Low Information Voters.

    Unfortunately, that’s the key demographic in every election. Which is why social media mind control is so important.

  126. @Anon
    @Wilkey

    Zero sympathy. People who engage in violent insurrection deserve what happens to them.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Morris Applebaum IV

    Zero sympathy. People who engage in violent insurrection deserve what happens to them.

    So you think George Washington should have been murdered? Maybe people like you deserve what happens to them, also.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    "So you think George Washington should have been murdered? Maybe people like you deserve what happens to them, also."

    Indeed, the British government believed the Patriots should have gotten it good and hard, and wouldn't have batted an eyelash had Washington met an untimely demise. But the grievances from our Founding Fathers was predicated on direct actions taken by the British Empire against its citizens without redress for grievances (e.g. warrantless arrests on colonial merchants, no taxation without representation) spurred by the Sons-Daughters of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence. The grievances from the crowd in D.C. was predicated on the false belief there was massive election fraud spurred by Parler and Gab, and Trump's cronies like Stone and Alexander.

    There are consequences for actions, friend. Pray tell, why didn't you go to D.C. and partake in the festivities? Didn't duty call?

    Replies: @Washington, @Hypnotoad666

  127. @ic1000
    @Corvinus

    > Nuance, iSteve, which you lack when you make that type of statement.

    You are a lazy writer. Here's the recent Sailer post on ACLED that you failed to notice.


    Take That, Trump: A Study Finds That Peaceful Protesters Have Rioted Fewer Than 617 Times in Not Quite 220 Cities! by Steve Sailer • September 4, 2020
     

    Learn how to use the [!--more--] tag for your longer comments.

    You are a lazy writer.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Here’s the recent Sailer post on ACLED that you failed to notice.”

    Regardless, my charge still stands.

    “There’s pretty good circumstantial evidence that a significant fraction of “influencers” are regular readers of this blog and Sailer’s Taki column.”

    Pray tell, what exactly is this evidence?

    “This is a poor source for becoming informed about matters of public concern.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    “However, it is an excellent way to learn about how Establishment showrunners and elites are engaged, successfully, in shaping the world-views of middle-class and lumpenprole Americans.”

    Ah, yes, the deplorables referred to by the Alt Right as “Normies”. The fact is that our (normie) views are shaped by a myriad of sources and life experiences, so when our positions differ significantly, your response is to lash out in this manner.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Corvinus

    > your response is to lash out in this manner.

    I'm not lashing out. I called you a "lazy writer" twice. I supplied the reason each time. Your comments are occasionally insightful and thought-provoking, which shows what your potential is. Why not work harder to live up to that standard?

    Replies: @Corvinus

  128. @Hypnotoad666
    @Anon


    Zero sympathy. People who engage in violent insurrection deserve what happens to them.
     
    So you think George Washington should have been murdered? Maybe people like you deserve what happens to them, also.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “So you think George Washington should have been murdered? Maybe people like you deserve what happens to them, also.”

    Indeed, the British government believed the Patriots should have gotten it good and hard, and wouldn’t have batted an eyelash had Washington met an untimely demise. But the grievances from our Founding Fathers was predicated on direct actions taken by the British Empire against its citizens without redress for grievances (e.g. warrantless arrests on colonial merchants, no taxation without representation) spurred by the Sons-Daughters of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence. The grievances from the crowd in D.C. was predicated on the false belief there was massive election fraud spurred by Parler and Gab, and Trump’s cronies like Stone and Alexander.

    There are consequences for actions, friend. Pray tell, why didn’t you go to D.C. and partake in the festivities? Didn’t duty call?

    • Replies: @Washington
    @Corvinus

    You know what this smug (possibly Fed) son-of-bitch is doing here. Don't anyone take the bait.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    The grievances from the crowd in D.C. was predicated on the false belief there was massive election fraud
     
    So the government gets to murder unarmed protesters if someone thinks their cause is wrong or misguided. Got it.

    The BLM "mostly peaceful protests" were predicated on the false belief that George Floyd was killed by a cop when he really just OD'd. So I guess we get to shoot them dead too. Good to know.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  129. @Jack D
    @Arclight

    The reason the left is so uninterested in the enthusiasm of blacks mowing down other blacks over petty disputes is that such deaths can't be used as a stick with which to beat white people and gain further power. Unless you can somehow rationalize that such deaths are really actually whitey's fault anyway.

    Lots of stuff happens in America every day but there's only enough mindspace for a handful of headlines. So the question is always, does this story serve the Narrative or can it be twisted enough to serve the Narrative? If it can't, then it must be ignored and (increasingly) censored.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Arclight

    I do agree with you that much of the institutional left looks at this phenomena as something that cannot be mentioned because it blunts the value of its rhetorical weapons. But your typical AWFL/soy boy that populates the media and education industry genuinely does not know what reality is – it’s no closer to their lived experience than watching the Discovery Channel and deciding they need to raise money for a tiger sanctuary.

    My neighbor is a liberal college prof and I cannot tell you how often I’ve heard him talk about “systemic” iniquities/racism and his basis is some other liberal’s paper they wrote or the fact that he tagged along on a tour of some terrible part of the city one day. He grew up on campus (parents were professors at a small liberal arts school) and his wife is the daughter of a successful businessman, they have spent their entire lives in school or teaching, have never lived in a black neighborhood, gone to a school with a significant minority presence, or have never had more than superficial interaction with the oppressed lower class black people they prize. I even had the wife once say that if they died, she hoped their daughters would be raised by a black man, because so many black men are raised by single women she thought this theoretical black guy would be an especially good father for girls. I don’t even bother to argue back, they are so detached from reality there is no point.

    • LOL: Bumpkin, Clyde
    • Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Arclight


    My neighbor is a liberal college prof ...I even had the wife once say that if they died, she hoped their daughters would be raised by a black man, because so many black men are raised by single women she thought this theoretical black guy would be an especially good father for girls.
     
    Yeah, I'm sure a society where our academic priesthood consists of nudniks like this, is gonna work out great.

    I spoke to an academic yesterday at work, and I did a great job totally helping him out. And yet he was still using all his verbal powers (he was an English professor) to be as snide and unpleasant as he could. I was tempted to let him know he is a good example of why half the county giggles when they imagine the bulk of academia being thrown out of helicopters.
    , @JackOH
    @Arclight

    A couple I know at second-hand rejected the local public schools for their son because the district was "bad". But "diversity" was important to them, so they chose a private day school at a nominal 16 grand a year tuition that indeed was "diverse". 8% Black worth of diversity. The public school district they rejected is 99.5% Black (no misprint) worth of "diversity".

    I know the mom, a maximum SJW who knows all the knee-jerk slogans, and lives in a very safe Whiteopia. She's pretty pleasant mostly, but the Blacks who live in her mind are truly "above criticism, but beneath agency". She posted a video of a Black woman rationalizing looting as justifiable redistribution during the summer of Floyd, and cheerily pronounced it "powerful",

    Her Blacks, I've concluded, don't actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don't understand.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @The Last Real Calvinist

    , @photondancer
    @Arclight

    " it’s no closer to their lived experience than watching the Discovery Channel and deciding they need to raise money for a tiger sanctuary."

    A very apt analogy.

  130. @Corvinus
    @ic1000

    "Here’s the recent Sailer post on ACLED that you failed to notice."

    Regardless, my charge still stands.

    "There’s pretty good circumstantial evidence that a significant fraction of “influencers” are regular readers of this blog and Sailer’s Taki column."

    Pray tell, what exactly is this evidence?

    "This is a poor source for becoming informed about matters of public concern."

    According to Who/Whom?

    "However, it is an excellent way to learn about how Establishment showrunners and elites are engaged, successfully, in shaping the world-views of middle-class and lumpenprole Americans."

    Ah, yes, the deplorables referred to by the Alt Right as "Normies". The fact is that our (normie) views are shaped by a myriad of sources and life experiences, so when our positions differ significantly, your response is to lash out in this manner.

    Replies: @ic1000

    > your response is to lash out in this manner.

    I’m not lashing out. I called you a “lazy writer” twice. I supplied the reason each time. Your comments are occasionally insightful and thought-provoking, which shows what your potential is. Why not work harder to live up to that standard?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @ic1000

    "I called you a “lazy writer” twice. I supplied the reason each time."

    OK.

    "Your comments are occasionally insightful and thought-provoking, which shows what your potential is. Why not work harder to live up to that standard?"

    Now and then we all have off days, right? Some more than others, however.

  131. @Wilkey
    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.

    Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man's identity not yet been revealed? A cop in any US city who had shot an unarmed civilian, even at nighttime, would be (in)famous by now. Cops who protect average citizens get thrown to the wolves. But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.

    Replies: @Rosie, @Anon, @Known Fact, @Corvinus, @Hypnotoad666

    “We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.”

    You’re being overly dramatic here. The fact of the matter is that people broke the law at the D.C. event, and they will be held accountable.

    “Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer.”

    Innocent until proven guilty, right?

    The crowd was heading right for the passage being used to evacuate the House floor. Dozens of lawmakers and aides were being ushered to the Speaker’s Lobby, an enclosed hallway and waiting area in the inner sanctum of the Capitol where access is HIGHLY RESTRICTED. Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma said he witnessed the shooting.

    They were trying to come through the front door, which is where I was at in the chamber, and in the back they were trying to come through the speaker’s lobby, and that’s problematic when you’re trying to defend two fronts. Standing guard outside the doors were three Capitol Police officers. The crowd hurled insults at them and punched the glass just inches from their heads. When they broke the glass in the back, the [police] lieutenant that was there, him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this, and he didn’t have a choice at the time. The mob was going to come through the door, there was a lot of members and staff that were in danger at the time.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    When they broke the glass in the back, the [police] lieutenant that was there, him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this, and he didn’t have a choice at the time.
     
    Why are you relying on a biased person's characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It's your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.

    Only a liar or an idiot would say he "didn't have a choice" but to kill her. He could have, for example, walked up and said "ma'am you can't come in here," and pushed her back if she gave him trouble. Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.

    Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops. So the killer was in zero danger at any time. In fact, he's damn lucky he didn't hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.

    Replies: @anon, @Corvinus

  132. @Steve Sailer
    @James B. Shearer

    The father was retired law enforcement.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer, @Servant of Gla'aki

    You really should set up an alternative platform at Gab (or Parler).

    I realize those places have their deficiencies, but just having someone of your profile active at one of those places, would probably help elevate the joint a bit (as interesting people would follow you over).

  133. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yes, try explaining to a white SJW that a white person calling a Black person "my little N_gger" is really a term of endearment. Good luck.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Rappers do it all the time. And in the case of the Uruguayan footballer I’m not sure that the friend in question was black.

    Anyways the term negrito in Spanish IS used as a term of affection and has a meaning somewhat similar to “homeboy”.

  134. @Arclight
    @Jack D

    I do agree with you that much of the institutional left looks at this phenomena as something that cannot be mentioned because it blunts the value of its rhetorical weapons. But your typical AWFL/soy boy that populates the media and education industry genuinely does not know what reality is - it's no closer to their lived experience than watching the Discovery Channel and deciding they need to raise money for a tiger sanctuary.

    My neighbor is a liberal college prof and I cannot tell you how often I've heard him talk about "systemic" iniquities/racism and his basis is some other liberal's paper they wrote or the fact that he tagged along on a tour of some terrible part of the city one day. He grew up on campus (parents were professors at a small liberal arts school) and his wife is the daughter of a successful businessman, they have spent their entire lives in school or teaching, have never lived in a black neighborhood, gone to a school with a significant minority presence, or have never had more than superficial interaction with the oppressed lower class black people they prize. I even had the wife once say that if they died, she hoped their daughters would be raised by a black man, because so many black men are raised by single women she thought this theoretical black guy would be an especially good father for girls. I don't even bother to argue back, they are so detached from reality there is no point.

    Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki, @JackOH, @photondancer

    My neighbor is a liberal college prof …I even had the wife once say that if they died, she hoped their daughters would be raised by a black man, because so many black men are raised by single women she thought this theoretical black guy would be an especially good father for girls.

    Yeah, I’m sure a society where our academic priesthood consists of nudniks like this, is gonna work out great.

    I spoke to an academic yesterday at work, and I did a great job totally helping him out. And yet he was still using all his verbal powers (he was an English professor) to be as snide and unpleasant as he could. I was tempted to let him know he is a good example of why half the county giggles when they imagine the bulk of academia being thrown out of helicopters.

  135. But, being against murder in 2021 brings censorship.

    No, being against BLM and pointing out the harm that they have caused to other black people goes against the narrative and brings on censorship.

    But you know this already.

  136. @kaganovitch
    In related news the USA finally has their own Pavel Morozov. No longer need we be ashamed of our poor showing when in Stasi or KGB company. We have arrived!
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/us/politics/jackson-reffitt-father-capitol-riot.html

    Replies: @Clyde

    In related news the USA finally has their own Pavel Morozov. No longer need we be ashamed of our poor showing when in Stasi or KGB company. We have arrived!
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/us/politics/jackson-reffitt-father-capitol-riot.html

    This punk who snitched on his father
    Jackson Reffitt college fund
    $134,259 raised of $200,000 goal

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Clyde

    Stalin is reported to have said of the original Pavlik Trofimovitch "What a little swine, denouncing his own father". The same could be said of our own Jackson Guyovitch. It is truly nauseating that this is being rewarded. SJW are less moral than Stalin.

  137. For some reason, Steve Sailer locks his account on Parler. It’s invite only. I was wondering if he had problems with Parler. When it’s up and running again, it would be nice to have an alternative to Twitter. For this to work, the majority of people center-right and beyond need to agree on a platform.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Morris Applebaum IV


    For some reason, Steve Sailer locks his account on Parler.
     
    He's too Leftist for Parler.

    Replies: @Wilkey

  138. @The Alarmist
    @Bumpkin


    Just get on gab, or Parler when it returns....
     
    Aren’t you adorable ....

    https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2014/9-5/YFFk7CWx7x-10.png

    Replies: @Bumpkin

    If you mean those networks don’t matter because they’re smaller, I think Steve’d actually get a larger audience that’s receptive there. If you don’t think Parler is coming back because all the data center providers are refusing them, I find that hard to believe as that’s one of the most deeply competitive markets in the world. As someone who’s been renting out server space for decades, the Parler people must be technically incompetent if they can’t put their servers back up again, even if it means buying their own servers and putting it in a rack somewhere with reasonably fast Internet.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Bumpkin

    The next move is for Domain Name Registrars to start dropping registrations.

    Replies: @scrivener3

  139. @Anonymous
    @Rob


    When you get cancelled, and you will get cancelled
     
    That strongly depends on what Steve posts. E.g., Ann Coulter, for whom Twitter is the main source of advertising (books, media appearances and invited talks) is extremely careful in choosing the words and topics so as not to trigger Twitter wrath.

    Honestly, I find it borderline unseemly that so many self-professed free speech defenders don't boycott Twitter. By far smarter move would be to quit and let the liberal monoculture choke on its own toxic stench. Which would happen with time.

    Replies: @Danindc, @vhrm

    That strongly depends on what Steve posts. E.g., Ann Coulter, for whom Twitter is the main source of advertising (books, media appearances and invited talks) is extremely careful in choosing the words and topics so as not to trigger Twitter wrath.

    Honestly, I find it borderline unseemly that so many self-professed free speech defenders don’t boycott Twitter.

    Well, choosing words carefully is probably only going to go so far.

    We’re pretty close to these sites banning people for things they say or do even off the site.

    Trump already was, basically.

  140. @Anon
    @Wilkey

    Zero sympathy. People who engage in violent insurrection deserve what happens to them.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Morris Applebaum IV

    I’d be inclined to agree if the mainstream media and Democrats weren’t cheering and often funding violent “mostly peaceful protests” all year!!!

    Moreover, this was not an “insurrection,” but a reckless cosplay protest. They came, they saw, they took selfies!

    There was no need to shoot that lady. It’s not clear how one police offer died, but was obviously tragic. The other fatalities are a reminder that “peaceful protesting” is a young person’s game. Most of us middle-aged and older need to stay on the sidelines. Running of the bulls will have to wait till next life.

  141. @Jonathan Mason
    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn't extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    The rules regarding English professional soccer are interesting. Players engage in a lot of banter during the match, and a player is perfectly entitled to call an opponent a son of a whore, but if he calls him a black mother f*****, or a white c***, then he is subject to suspension for multiple games.

    Enforcement is so strict that a Uruguayan player was recently suspended for addressing a friend as "Negrito", a Spanish language term of endearment, on Instagram, not on the field of play.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Jack D, @BenKenobi, @JR Ewing, @anon

    Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

    What if the theater actually is on fire?

    Should anti-war protestors be allowed to hand out pamphlets next to an Army recruiting station?

    Too bad Oliver Wendell Holmes still dead, isn’t it?

  142. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    So Jack Dorsey is going for the Sith Lord look?

    Disney will want royalties now…

  143. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Dan Smith

    I am impervious to getting kicked off of Twitter, Dan, having never twitted a single twit. However, I have been trying to get onto the $PLC Hatewatch list for years. Please help. (For the price of a cup of Double Roast Vente Latte each morning, you can ...)

    Replies: @Kylie

    “…I have been trying to get onto the $PLC Hatewatch list for years.”

    If you’ve never come to the attention of Heidi Beirich, you’re doing it all wrong.

    Larry Auster had her eating out of his hand. Metaphorically speaking, of course, although when I saw her pic, I realized if a man took her out to dinner, she would not be a cheap date.

    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    @Kylie

    Just had to google a picture of her.

    Next time please include a warning.

  144. Twitter actively censors pro-science, anti-murder voices like Steve’s.

    https://www.oann.com/project-veritas-exposes-twitter-bias-against-conservatives/

  145. @Anatoly Karlin
    @Corvinus

    Well, the alternative is to be on Parler/Gab, which are ideological bubbles and echo chambers from the get go.

    Replies: @szopen

    No, Anatolij, the real alternative is distributed social media like Mastodon (or Pleroma, or Friendica, or GnuSocial – but they al use open ActivityPub protocol, so they are all part of Fediverse)

  146. @Wilkey
    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.

    Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man's identity not yet been revealed? A cop in any US city who had shot an unarmed civilian, even at nighttime, would be (in)famous by now. Cops who protect average citizens get thrown to the wolves. But cops who are allegedly protecting congressmen can murder as they please.

    Replies: @Rosie, @Anon, @Known Fact, @Corvinus, @Hypnotoad666

    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.

    Two infantry divisions are occupying the capital city to install the new regime following a very sketchy election. The leader of the old regime is on trial in absentia, while his supporters are hunted down and arrested. The official media outlets are blaring propaganda in praise of the new dear leader. While questioning the regime’s legitimacy is banned as disloyal and “dangerous.”

    But on the bright side that real estate developer from Queens is gone, and I was told he is the real threat to Democracy!

    tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man’s identity not yet been revealed?

    The simple answer of course is that the Media-Tech-Democrat alliance don’t want people to know his identity. He’s a black Capitol Hill police lieutenant who wears a very distinctive bracelet. Any reporter on the Capitol Hill beat with the slightest initiative must know his identity. In fact, he’s been pretty conclusively identified as one, David Bailey, a Brazillian immigrant and BLM supporter. https://redpilled.ca/the-best-of-the-best-diversity-hire-cop-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-was-hired-with-a-sole-bachelors-degree-in-physical-education-he-rakes-in-over-120k-a-year/

    I can certainly get why the MSM is suppressing both the shooter’s identity, and the bizarreness of keeping it secret. But what is really weird is that even right-wing outlets are silent. Steve, who is all over every other police-shooting in the country, won’t even touch this with a ten foot pole. And this was a shooting inside the Capitol that was live streamed from three different angles!

    Heck, even Shaun King had to admit this was a very “bad shoot” https://www.unz.com/ghood/her-name-was-ashli-babbitt/

    Personally, I’m curious by nature and I’d like to know everything possible about this fascinating and tragic incident. But at this point I’ve mostly given up on trying to figure out why other people find things interesting, or don’t.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    "In fact, he’s been pretty conclusively identified as one, David Bailey, a Brazillian immigrant and BLM supporter"

    You mean there is speculation about his identity.

  147. Why do you use the phrase “gun murders”?
    How many “Knife murders” were there?
    Why are you biased against “knife murderers”?
    What do they have to do to get attention?
    Shoot someone?

  148. @Jack D
    I love the "Thanks for your appeal" . A big passive-aggressive corporate FU. Thanks for nothing.

    People used to worry about America becoming an Orwellian dictatorship. Well it turns out that we had nothing to worry about. It's not going to be an Orwellian dictatorship, it's going to be an Orwellian capitalist oligarchy. MUCH BETTER.

    Replies: @vhrm

    I love the “Thanks for your appeal” . A big passive-aggressive corporate FU. Thanks for nothing.

    The thank you is somewhat off, but I can see it as an attempt to calm inflamed feelings in an inherently adversarial process.

    However the coersion on the next part is the more interesting dynamic. It’s reminiscent of coercive plea-bargain offers.

    You either can sit there with a locked account while the appeal makes its way through the machine, OR just delete the tweets and get back in the game right now!

    Why stand on principle? Just delete them and you’re GTG!

  149. @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    "So you think George Washington should have been murdered? Maybe people like you deserve what happens to them, also."

    Indeed, the British government believed the Patriots should have gotten it good and hard, and wouldn't have batted an eyelash had Washington met an untimely demise. But the grievances from our Founding Fathers was predicated on direct actions taken by the British Empire against its citizens without redress for grievances (e.g. warrantless arrests on colonial merchants, no taxation without representation) spurred by the Sons-Daughters of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence. The grievances from the crowd in D.C. was predicated on the false belief there was massive election fraud spurred by Parler and Gab, and Trump's cronies like Stone and Alexander.

    There are consequences for actions, friend. Pray tell, why didn't you go to D.C. and partake in the festivities? Didn't duty call?

    Replies: @Washington, @Hypnotoad666

    You know what this smug (possibly Fed) son-of-bitch is doing here. Don’t anyone take the bait.

  150. @Morris Applebaum IV
    For some reason, Steve Sailer locks his account on Parler. It's invite only. I was wondering if he had problems with Parler. When it's up and running again, it would be nice to have an alternative to Twitter. For this to work, the majority of people center-right and beyond need to agree on a platform.

    Replies: @Jack D

    For some reason, Steve Sailer locks his account on Parler.

    He’s too Leftist for Parler.

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Jack D

    There was a flood of crazy right wingers on a lot of generally sane conservative sites for about a month or so. If Parler is/was anything like that I wouldn’t be surprised if Steve actually is too left wing for them.

    That’s why the disappearance of Parler may be a blessing in disguise. Silencing the wackos is more likely to help our cause than to hurt it. The possibility that the Republican Party might have more unstable, low information voters than the Democrats isn’t an appealing one.

  151. @Mr. Anon
    @Jonathan Mason


    It is all about context. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but that doesn’t extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater.
     
    Shouldn't it extend to shouting fire in a crowded theater if you are in a crowded theater that's caught on fire?

    Replies: @Rob McX

    The whole censorship thing by Twitter et al is, in a metaphorical sense, the banning of shouting fire in a crowded theatre. The theatre being consumed by flames is, of course, white America. Better make sure nobody does anything about the fire till it’s too late.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Rob McX

    TBH, this whole "shouting fire in a crowded theater" analogy is tiresome. Shouting fire in a crowded theater is one of the few narrow exceptions to the 1st Amendment - it's not meant to be metaphorical. You're not allowed to LITERALLY shout the word "fire" (or "its a bomb", etc.) in an actual crowded theater (or church or ballroom, etc.) if there is no actual fire, because it might cause panic. That's IT. Anything else (saying nice or bad things about Donald Trump or white people or whomever) is NOT the same thing as shouting fire in a theater no matter how you try to stretch the analogy. I don't want to hear anymore about shouting fire in a crowded theater unless you are actually talking about actually shouting fire in an actual theater.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Polemos

  152. @Znzn
    So I wonder how this site is allowed to stay on, is Ron Unz secretly recording our activities for the Feds? Is this site a honeypot?

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @J.Ross, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Is this site a honeypot?”

    For me the honey is the pictures of naked John Houseman that Art Deco promised but hasn’t delivered. I’m thinking Art might be an operative for the DOJ’s Equity Division.

  153. @Hypnotoad666
    @Wilkey


    We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country.
     
    Two infantry divisions are occupying the capital city to install the new regime following a very sketchy election. The leader of the old regime is on trial in absentia, while his supporters are hunted down and arrested. The official media outlets are blaring propaganda in praise of the new dear leader. While questioning the regime's legitimacy is banned as disloyal and "dangerous."

    But on the bright side that real estate developer from Queens is gone, and I was told he is the real threat to Democracy!


    tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer. Why has that man’s identity not yet been revealed?
     
    The simple answer of course is that the Media-Tech-Democrat alliance don't want people to know his identity. He's a black Capitol Hill police lieutenant who wears a very distinctive bracelet. Any reporter on the Capitol Hill beat with the slightest initiative must know his identity. In fact, he's been pretty conclusively identified as one, David Bailey, a Brazillian immigrant and BLM supporter. https://redpilled.ca/the-best-of-the-best-diversity-hire-cop-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-was-hired-with-a-sole-bachelors-degree-in-physical-education-he-rakes-in-over-120k-a-year/

    I can certainly get why the MSM is suppressing both the shooter's identity, and the bizarreness of keeping it secret. But what is really weird is that even right-wing outlets are silent. Steve, who is all over every other police-shooting in the country, won't even touch this with a ten foot pole. And this was a shooting inside the Capitol that was live streamed from three different angles!

    Heck, even Shaun King had to admit this was a very "bad shoot" https://www.unz.com/ghood/her-name-was-ashli-babbitt/

    Personally, I'm curious by nature and I'd like to know everything possible about this fascinating and tragic incident. But at this point I've mostly given up on trying to figure out why other people find things interesting, or don't.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “In fact, he’s been pretty conclusively identified as one, David Bailey, a Brazillian immigrant and BLM supporter”

    You mean there is speculation about his identity.

  154. @ic1000
    @Corvinus

    > your response is to lash out in this manner.

    I'm not lashing out. I called you a "lazy writer" twice. I supplied the reason each time. Your comments are occasionally insightful and thought-provoking, which shows what your potential is. Why not work harder to live up to that standard?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I called you a “lazy writer” twice. I supplied the reason each time.”

    OK.

    “Your comments are occasionally insightful and thought-provoking, which shows what your potential is. Why not work harder to live up to that standard?”

    Now and then we all have off days, right? Some more than others, however.

    • Thanks: ic1000
  155. @Reg Cæsar
    Which face would you buy a used car from?



    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/d40/09c/2aba2a9f134a1d5acffd7106fb2ef8b503-28-alt-right-steve-sailer.rsquare.w190.jpg


    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5e99d729ac720b00089fd0de/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/VF0520_Jack_Dorsey_Lede.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX, @Buzz Mohawk, @donut, @Frank McGar, @Chrisnonymous, @Desiderius, @Buzz Mohawk, @Muggles, @Mario Partisan

    That’s a false choice: the anti-tech unabomber would never be in the car business. But I must admit, he seems more honest without the shades.

    That said, I think Steve would make a fine and reasonably honest car salesman. My only concern is that the maintenance manual would be replaced with a copy of his most recent Takimag column.

  156. @Rob McX
    @Mr. Anon

    The whole censorship thing by Twitter et al is, in a metaphorical sense, the banning of shouting fire in a crowded theatre. The theatre being consumed by flames is, of course, white America. Better make sure nobody does anything about the fire till it's too late.

    Replies: @Jack D

    TBH, this whole “shouting fire in a crowded theater” analogy is tiresome. Shouting fire in a crowded theater is one of the few narrow exceptions to the 1st Amendment – it’s not meant to be metaphorical. You’re not allowed to LITERALLY shout the word “fire” (or “its a bomb”, etc.) in an actual crowded theater (or church or ballroom, etc.) if there is no actual fire, because it might cause panic. That’s IT. Anything else (saying nice or bad things about Donald Trump or white people or whomever) is NOT the same thing as shouting fire in a theater no matter how you try to stretch the analogy. I don’t want to hear anymore about shouting fire in a crowded theater unless you are actually talking about actually shouting fire in an actual theater.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Jack D

    But if you say bad things about black murder rates, another Starbucks - or even a whole city block - could go up in flames this very evening.

    It's like a mexican standoff where everybody is deadly afraid of COVID and someone is about to sneeze.

    , @Polemos
    @Jack D


    I don’t want to hear anymore about shouting fire in a crowded theater unless you are actually talking about actually shouting fire in an actual theater.
     
    Putting aside for a moment that the cleanest solution to accommodate your desire to not hear things is for you to plug your ears {or cover your eyes}, aren't you making an argument that people need to restrict their speech in a situation that doesn't match "one of the few narrow exceptions" to free speech?

    Talking about shouting fire in crowded theaters "is NOT the same thing as shouting fire in a theater no matter how you try to stretch the analogy," right? So, if you are right, aren't they free to ignore you and say whatever they want to say, while you practice the fine art of ignoring them?

    We can start practicing with this comment of mine! 🙂
  157. @Rob McX
    Censorship is moving back towards pre-Internet days, when newspapers and TV were almost the only conduits of information, with any alternative sources languishing in obscurity. Politicians could stop this reversion, but they don't want to. They were OK with the narrow spectrum of opinion permitted by MSM before the Internet, and they'd have no problem going back to that.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @SunBakedSuburb

    “pre-Internet days”

    I do have sympathy for whichever Steve operates Steve’s Twitter account and the other non-establishment writers and journalists seeking eyeballs for their work. But weeks of whining should morph into days of solutions. I have an awful solution: The National Lampoon. My older brother, who might be Steve 4, bequeathed me his collection of National Lampoon magazines and other NL novelties like their Sunday Paper. A lot of the stuff was low-brow but much of it was aimed at the smug authoritarian gas bags of the day. The Babylon Bee is there but just barely. The target demo for this material is anyone looking for a laugh but particularly the professional and managerial class that is neck-deep in the soft totalitarian mire looking for a release. Doubtful there’s any money in it.

  158. @Bumpkin
    @The Alarmist

    If you mean those networks don't matter because they're smaller, I think Steve'd actually get a larger audience that's receptive there. If you don't think Parler is coming back because all the data center providers are refusing them, I find that hard to believe as that's one of the most deeply competitive markets in the world. As someone who's been renting out server space for decades, the Parler people must be technically incompetent if they can't put their servers back up again, even if it means buying their own servers and putting it in a rack somewhere with reasonably fast Internet.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    The next move is for Domain Name Registrars to start dropping registrations.

    • Replies: @scrivener3
    @The Alarmist

    there are many solutions to this threat. They used to say knowledge wants to be free. IMHO the Internet offers so many tools to route around censorship that "where there is a will, there is a way".

    There are thousands of registers, transfer to one headquartered in another country with less woke sensibilities. Or register in another country-controlled top level domain (the two letter domains are country controlled). Publicize your alternate site lavishly on your current site (Untz.com is Untz.ch) which is controlled by Switzerland.

    Buy or create your own top level domain .nowtv was created by Starbucks international. That is a top level domain that they control. It is as valid as .com everywhere in the world connected to the Internet. They set the policies, etc.

    In the USSR people made hard copies of books and news and passed them around. A friend had a relative from the USSR borrow my NYC apartment for a visit -she took back home many pairs of blue jeans and a office xerox machine. Users can create alternate root nameservers. There is a file on windows and mac computers telling the computer where to start (the root) when resolving a domain name, you can change where your computer starts. The alternates could simply send you to the real root nameservers for all the recognized top level domains but if you typed in a new top level domain, such as .freedom the alternates could send you to different resolvers and hence different locations.

    Use telephone connected modems and UUCP (unix to unix copy which is available for windows and mac and all unix) to create mailing lists where the free exchange of ideas flourish. One computer calls another and the data goes as analog schreeches not digital. The next computer calls another passing the data on. That is how BBS and Usenet connected people across the nation before the internet was created.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  159. @Corvinus
    @Wilkey

    "We are starting to get a first-hand lesson in how easy it is for fascism to take hold in a presumably free country."

    You're being overly dramatic here. The fact of the matter is that people broke the law at the D.C. event, and they will be held accountable.

    "Incidentally, tomorrow marks three weeks since since unarmed protestor and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was murdered in broad daylight by a masked U.S. Capitol police officer."

    Innocent until proven guilty, right?

    The crowd was heading right for the passage being used to evacuate the House floor. Dozens of lawmakers and aides were being ushered to the Speaker’s Lobby, an enclosed hallway and waiting area in the inner sanctum of the Capitol where access is HIGHLY RESTRICTED. Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma said he witnessed the shooting.

    They were trying to come through the front door, which is where I was at in the chamber, and in the back they were trying to come through the speaker's lobby, and that's problematic when you're trying to defend two fronts. Standing guard outside the doors were three Capitol Police officers. The crowd hurled insults at them and punched the glass just inches from their heads. When they broke the glass in the back, the [police] lieutenant that was there, him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this, and he didn't have a choice at the time. The mob was going to come through the door, there was a lot of members and staff that were in danger at the time.
     

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    When they broke the glass in the back, the [police] lieutenant that was there, him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this, and he didn’t have a choice at the time.

    Why are you relying on a biased person’s characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It’s your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.

    Only a liar or an idiot would say he “didn’t have a choice” but to kill her. He could have, for example, walked up and said “ma’am you can’t come in here,” and pushed her back if she gave him trouble. Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.

    Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops. So the killer was in zero danger at any time. In fact, he’s damn lucky he didn’t hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @anon
    @Hypnotoad666

    It’s your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.

    No, he's trying to get others to internalize that Narrative talking point. It's what he's paid to do. Crummy job, but he clearly enjoys it.

    , @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    “Why are you relying on a biased person’s characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It’s your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.”

    You mean eyewitness account. The bias comes from those who believe or do not believe the testimony. It’s not a talking point, but a description of the event as it unfolded. We weren’t there, right? But we can certainly see the footage of a chaotic situation and the potential danger the crowd placed on law enforcement as well as the members of Congress who were in close proximity to the cops and rioters.

    “Only a liar or an idiot would say he “didn’t have a choice” but to kill her.”

    Thanks for the straw man. Is this your go-to fallacy?

    “He could have, for example, walked up and said “ma’am you can’t come in here,” and pushed her back if she gave him trouble.”

    Lol, what do you think the cops were doing all along?
    That crowd was coming through as evident by their conduct From what I know, the three cops knew there were members of Congress being ferreted out of the premises right behind them. Perhaps she could have stopped climbing through the window and asked if she was allowed in a restricted area in the first place, or kindly asked if the mob stop dead in their tracks and together request to gain permission to be let in.

    “Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.”

    You mean the crowd eventually bulldozed their way through without the police being given much of a choice. Should the crowd have carte blanche to do whatever they pleased? Did they request access to a place where they had no official business? Were they given explicit permission?

    “Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops.”

    Every single one in the immediate vicinity? How are you certain? Police report handy? Citations from news accounts?

    Is it reasonable to assume that those objects being used to bash in the doors and windows where the cops were could be used to crack Congressional or cop skulls as well?

    “So the killer was in zero danger at any time.”

    Actually, the cops and members of Congress AND the crowd were in peril. A large crowd gaining force and momentum, they already had breached the perimeter and now sought to enter a place they didn’t belong.

    “In fact, he’s damn lucky he didn’t hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.”

    Or maybe she and the crowd should have realized there are cops with guns in a tense situation and refrained from trying to enter a restricted area?

    Now, would it make a difference if she was non white? Would you be this fired up about the situation?

    We shall see if the use of force was justified by an internal inquiry or if it gets to a jury trial.

    It’s tragic she died. But I thought conservatives believed in law and order, and that personal message actions have consequences, and that people should respect law enforcement’s commands, lest they may get arrested or risk their own life by not complying.

    Why didn’t she do that?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Wilkey

  160. And, I point out, not all the “unarmed” black victims were actually unarmed: Michael Brown of Ferguson tried to wrestle the gun from the policeman in his cruiser, causing a shot to be fired inside the police car, jogger-prowler Armaud Arbery charged the man attempting a citizen’s arrest and had his hand on the barrel of the shotgun when shot,

    I’m going to disagree on the details here because it actually puts too much emphasis on armed vs unarmed.

    Michael Brown was not armed when he was killed, however he just attacked a cop by punching him in the face, then wrestled for the gun, then ran away and while being chased by Wilson turned around and charged at him. Wilson didn’t shoot Brown because he was “armed” k which he wasn’t at the time), it’s because Brown was about to tackle him and (probably) continue beating the living daylights out of him.

    Someone armed certainly has a high capacity to inflict serious bodily harm but many unarmed people do too. Brown clearly did.

    The more important issue is action and intent. Brown had just attacked, stopped and then attacked again when he was shot.

    Arbery was wrestling for a gun but didn’t have control of it at any point, I believe. Once the fight started the shooting is possibly justified (or it’ll be hard to prove that it wasn’t) but morally it’s a marginal outcome.

  161. @anon
    @Anonymous

    Twitter feels your pain and is adding a “Birdwatch” volunteer program

    Has Titania McGrath joined yet?

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Titania McGrath”

    The English dude who is behind this account has been quite effective in exposing the bottomless stupidity and venom of the totalitarians who have infected western culture whilst providing a few laughs. More of this needed. Let’s make fun of these creeps.

    • Replies: @anon
    @SunBakedSuburb

    The English dude

    Dude, do not harsh my mellow! Some truths are better left unsaid!

    Titania McGrath deserves to be a birdwatcher!

    , @Rob McX
    @SunBakedSuburb

    "Titania McGrath" is actually a gay Ulster Catholic with a PhD from Oxford.

  162. @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    "So you think George Washington should have been murdered? Maybe people like you deserve what happens to them, also."

    Indeed, the British government believed the Patriots should have gotten it good and hard, and wouldn't have batted an eyelash had Washington met an untimely demise. But the grievances from our Founding Fathers was predicated on direct actions taken by the British Empire against its citizens without redress for grievances (e.g. warrantless arrests on colonial merchants, no taxation without representation) spurred by the Sons-Daughters of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence. The grievances from the crowd in D.C. was predicated on the false belief there was massive election fraud spurred by Parler and Gab, and Trump's cronies like Stone and Alexander.

    There are consequences for actions, friend. Pray tell, why didn't you go to D.C. and partake in the festivities? Didn't duty call?

    Replies: @Washington, @Hypnotoad666

    The grievances from the crowd in D.C. was predicated on the false belief there was massive election fraud

    So the government gets to murder unarmed protesters if someone thinks their cause is wrong or misguided. Got it.

    The BLM “mostly peaceful protests” were predicated on the false belief that George Floyd was killed by a cop when he really just OD’d. So I guess we get to shoot them dead too. Good to know.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    “So the government gets to murder unarmed protesters if someone thinks their cause is wrong or misguided. Got it.”

    Thanks for the straw man. And, again, I thought it’s innocent until proven guilty.

    “The BLM “mostly peaceful protests” were predicated on the false belief that George Floyd was killed by a cop when he really just OD’d. So I guess we get to shoot them dead too. Good to know”

    Actually, it’s more complicated than that. How convenient for you to leave out an important fact of the case—a cop placing his knee on Floyd's neck while the man lay on his stomach. Is it fair to say that this technique is widely discredited by law enforcement experts because it can cause suffocation? Or should the officer in the Capitol had used that tactic instead?

    What say you?

  163. @advancedatheist
    @unit472

    A lot of Hispanic immigrant women know how to sew; they made face masks for their relatives and friends early on before the market could catch up with the demand. I also suspect that they have to alter the off-the-rack women's clothing they buy in American stores to make it fit their often shorter and stouter bodies. Yet the advertising for women's apparel doesn't seem to reflect this demographic reality about American consumers.

    Replies: @Cortes

    All the more surprising since Hollywood has long been aware of that:

  164. @Clyde
    @kaganovitch


    In related news the USA finally has their own Pavel Morozov. No longer need we be ashamed of our poor showing when in Stasi or KGB company. We have arrived!
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/us/politics/jackson-reffitt-father-capitol-riot.html
     
    This punk who snitched on his father
    Jackson Reffitt college fund
    $134,259 raised of $200,000 goal

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Stalin is reported to have said of the original Pavlik Trofimovitch “What a little swine, denouncing his own father”. The same could be said of our own Jackson Guyovitch. It is truly nauseating that this is being rewarded. SJW are less moral than Stalin.

  165. @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    When they broke the glass in the back, the [police] lieutenant that was there, him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this, and he didn’t have a choice at the time.
     
    Why are you relying on a biased person's characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It's your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.

    Only a liar or an idiot would say he "didn't have a choice" but to kill her. He could have, for example, walked up and said "ma'am you can't come in here," and pushed her back if she gave him trouble. Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.

    Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops. So the killer was in zero danger at any time. In fact, he's damn lucky he didn't hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.

    Replies: @anon, @Corvinus

    It’s your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.

    No, he’s trying to get others to internalize that Narrative talking point. It’s what he’s paid to do. Crummy job, but he clearly enjoys it.

  166. I see two possibilities for this sort of logic regarding “hate speech” and “promoting violence.”

    1) It’s just an excuse for censorship. They know Sailer-style posts are not “violent” in any meaningful sense of that word but they need some pretext to shut people up and limit the audience. This allows them to still pretend to support free speech, however tenuously.

    2) They believe that if white people were to learn the facts about black crime, etc, that they would want to genocide blacks. So to protect blacks from genocide, they must prevent whites from hearing these facts.

  167. @Ripple Earthdevil
    OT: Is this 2021 or what? Woman in Silicon Valley asks someone for money, drops an ethnic slur, and hits him with a laptop. She actually doesn't appear too degenerate as far as beggar women go. Note also the article capitalizes "White."

    Palo Alto Police: Woman Strikes Man With Laptop In Hate Crime Attack

    PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Police in Palo Alto have arrested a woman on hate crime and assault charges after she allegedly attacked a man over his nationality in the city’s downtown Friday night.

    Officers responded to a call of a battery in progress on the 300 block of California Avenue around 7:55 p.m. When they arrived, police found the victim but the suspect had fled on foot.

    During the investigation, police said the victim, a man in his 50s of Middle Eastern descent, was approached by the suspect, who is White. The suspect asked the victim for money. After he refused, she questioned the man about his immigration status and demanded to see his ID, which he again refused.

    Police said the suspect then took a laptop out of her bag and struck him twice. She then picked up a wooden sign from the sidewalk, swung it at the victim and missed.

    The victim told police that the suspect told him that he probably hates women and was “the reason the country was going down.” He believed the attack was spurred on by the suspect hearing his accent while talking on the phone before the incident.

    Police said the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Sarah Ann Neal of Santa Clara, was found about a half hour later near El Camino and Los Robles Avenue, more than a mile from where the attack took place. Neal was then booked into Santa Clara County Jail on hate crime and assault with a deadly weapon charges, both felonies.

    The victim said he suffered pain to one of his elbows from the attack, but did not require medical attention, police said.

    According to jail records, Neal is being held at the Elmwood Women’s Correctional Facility in Milpitas on $30,000 bail. She is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/01/25/palo-alto-hate-crime-arrest-300-california-avenue/

    Replies: @Father O'Hara

    “…the suspect told him that he probably hates women.”
    Rosie?

  168. @Jack D
    @Rob McX

    TBH, this whole "shouting fire in a crowded theater" analogy is tiresome. Shouting fire in a crowded theater is one of the few narrow exceptions to the 1st Amendment - it's not meant to be metaphorical. You're not allowed to LITERALLY shout the word "fire" (or "its a bomb", etc.) in an actual crowded theater (or church or ballroom, etc.) if there is no actual fire, because it might cause panic. That's IT. Anything else (saying nice or bad things about Donald Trump or white people or whomever) is NOT the same thing as shouting fire in a theater no matter how you try to stretch the analogy. I don't want to hear anymore about shouting fire in a crowded theater unless you are actually talking about actually shouting fire in an actual theater.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Polemos

    But if you say bad things about black murder rates, another Starbucks – or even a whole city block – could go up in flames this very evening.

    It’s like a mexican standoff where everybody is deadly afraid of COVID and someone is about to sneeze.

  169. @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    The grievances from the crowd in D.C. was predicated on the false belief there was massive election fraud
     
    So the government gets to murder unarmed protesters if someone thinks their cause is wrong or misguided. Got it.

    The BLM "mostly peaceful protests" were predicated on the false belief that George Floyd was killed by a cop when he really just OD'd. So I guess we get to shoot them dead too. Good to know.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “So the government gets to murder unarmed protesters if someone thinks their cause is wrong or misguided. Got it.”

    Thanks for the straw man. And, again, I thought it’s innocent until proven guilty.

    “The BLM “mostly peaceful protests” were predicated on the false belief that George Floyd was killed by a cop when he really just OD’d. So I guess we get to shoot them dead too. Good to know”

    Actually, it’s more complicated than that. How convenient for you to leave out an important fact of the case—a cop placing his knee on Floyd’s neck while the man lay on his stomach. Is it fair to say that this technique is widely discredited by law enforcement experts because it can cause suffocation? Or should the officer in the Capitol had used that tactic instead?

    What say you?

  170. Such dishonesty.

  171. @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    When they broke the glass in the back, the [police] lieutenant that was there, him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this, and he didn’t have a choice at the time.
     
    Why are you relying on a biased person's characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It's your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.

    Only a liar or an idiot would say he "didn't have a choice" but to kill her. He could have, for example, walked up and said "ma'am you can't come in here," and pushed her back if she gave him trouble. Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.

    Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops. So the killer was in zero danger at any time. In fact, he's damn lucky he didn't hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.

    Replies: @anon, @Corvinus

    “Why are you relying on a biased person’s characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It’s your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.”

    You mean eyewitness account. The bias comes from those who believe or do not believe the testimony. It’s not a talking point, but a description of the event as it unfolded. We weren’t there, right? But we can certainly see the footage of a chaotic situation and the potential danger the crowd placed on law enforcement as well as the members of Congress who were in close proximity to the cops and rioters.

    “Only a liar or an idiot would say he “didn’t have a choice” but to kill her.”

    Thanks for the straw man. Is this your go-to fallacy?

    “He could have, for example, walked up and said “ma’am you can’t come in here,” and pushed her back if she gave him trouble.”

    Lol, what do you think the cops were doing all along?
    That crowd was coming through as evident by their conduct From what I know, the three cops knew there were members of Congress being ferreted out of the premises right behind them. Perhaps she could have stopped climbing through the window and asked if she was allowed in a restricted area in the first place, or kindly asked if the mob stop dead in their tracks and together request to gain permission to be let in.

    “Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.”

    You mean the crowd eventually bulldozed their way through without the police being given much of a choice. Should the crowd have carte blanche to do whatever they pleased? Did they request access to a place where they had no official business? Were they given explicit permission?

    “Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops.”

    Every single one in the immediate vicinity? How are you certain? Police report handy? Citations from news accounts?

    Is it reasonable to assume that those objects being used to bash in the doors and windows where the cops were could be used to crack Congressional or cop skulls as well?

    “So the killer was in zero danger at any time.”

    Actually, the cops and members of Congress AND the crowd were in peril. A large crowd gaining force and momentum, they already had breached the perimeter and now sought to enter a place they didn’t belong.

    “In fact, he’s damn lucky he didn’t hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.”

    Or maybe she and the crowd should have realized there are cops with guns in a tense situation and refrained from trying to enter a restricted area?

    Now, would it make a difference if she was non white? Would you be this fired up about the situation?

    We shall see if the use of force was justified by an internal inquiry or if it gets to a jury trial.

    It’s tragic she died. But I thought conservatives believed in law and order, and that personal message actions have consequences, and that people should respect law enforcement’s commands, lest they may get arrested or risk their own life by not complying.

    Why didn’t she do that?

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus

    So many questions you have. Watch the videos, and see with your eyes if you are willing to trust them over what you've been told.

    And police murder is not "law and order."

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Wilkey
    @Corvinus

    Some or much of even all of what you say may be true, but still there is this: her killer still has not been named.

    It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named. What’s the difference here? Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?

    There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @James B. Shearer

  172. @Arclight
    @Jack D

    I do agree with you that much of the institutional left looks at this phenomena as something that cannot be mentioned because it blunts the value of its rhetorical weapons. But your typical AWFL/soy boy that populates the media and education industry genuinely does not know what reality is - it's no closer to their lived experience than watching the Discovery Channel and deciding they need to raise money for a tiger sanctuary.

    My neighbor is a liberal college prof and I cannot tell you how often I've heard him talk about "systemic" iniquities/racism and his basis is some other liberal's paper they wrote or the fact that he tagged along on a tour of some terrible part of the city one day. He grew up on campus (parents were professors at a small liberal arts school) and his wife is the daughter of a successful businessman, they have spent their entire lives in school or teaching, have never lived in a black neighborhood, gone to a school with a significant minority presence, or have never had more than superficial interaction with the oppressed lower class black people they prize. I even had the wife once say that if they died, she hoped their daughters would be raised by a black man, because so many black men are raised by single women she thought this theoretical black guy would be an especially good father for girls. I don't even bother to argue back, they are so detached from reality there is no point.

    Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki, @JackOH, @photondancer

    A couple I know at second-hand rejected the local public schools for their son because the district was “bad”. But “diversity” was important to them, so they chose a private day school at a nominal 16 grand a year tuition that indeed was “diverse”. 8% Black worth of diversity. The public school district they rejected is 99.5% Black (no misprint) worth of “diversity”.

    I know the mom, a maximum SJW who knows all the knee-jerk slogans, and lives in a very safe Whiteopia. She’s pretty pleasant mostly, but the Blacks who live in her mind are truly “above criticism, but beneath agency”. She posted a video of a Black woman rationalizing looting as justifiable redistribution during the summer of Floyd, and cheerily pronounced it “powerful”,

    Her Blacks, I’ve concluded, don’t actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don’t understand.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @JackOH

    Her Blacks, I’ve concluded, don’t actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don’t understand.

    Bingo. And the mentality is damaging every venue where it has a foothold.

    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    @JackOH


    Her Blacks, I’ve concluded, don’t actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don’t understand.

     

    She wants to save them -- but she also doesn't want to actually get involved in getting to know them as human beings, so she's delighted when she can simply outsource her megalomaniacal soteriological impulses to the government and other institutional powers. By then advocating and voting for 'woke' policies that will 'improve the lives' of PoCs, she is 'doing the work' of acting as a savior. Obviously, this only works with imaginary recipients of this 'salvation'. Human beings can't in reality save each other.

    In other words, she's essentially replacing the Christian Jesus with herself as redeemer. This impulse is extremely powerful, but widely underestimated or even overlooked.

    Replies: @JackOH

  173. @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    “Why are you relying on a biased person’s characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It’s your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.”

    You mean eyewitness account. The bias comes from those who believe or do not believe the testimony. It’s not a talking point, but a description of the event as it unfolded. We weren’t there, right? But we can certainly see the footage of a chaotic situation and the potential danger the crowd placed on law enforcement as well as the members of Congress who were in close proximity to the cops and rioters.

    “Only a liar or an idiot would say he “didn’t have a choice” but to kill her.”

    Thanks for the straw man. Is this your go-to fallacy?

    “He could have, for example, walked up and said “ma’am you can’t come in here,” and pushed her back if she gave him trouble.”

    Lol, what do you think the cops were doing all along?
    That crowd was coming through as evident by their conduct From what I know, the three cops knew there were members of Congress being ferreted out of the premises right behind them. Perhaps she could have stopped climbing through the window and asked if she was allowed in a restricted area in the first place, or kindly asked if the mob stop dead in their tracks and together request to gain permission to be let in.

    “Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.”

    You mean the crowd eventually bulldozed their way through without the police being given much of a choice. Should the crowd have carte blanche to do whatever they pleased? Did they request access to a place where they had no official business? Were they given explicit permission?

    “Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops.”

    Every single one in the immediate vicinity? How are you certain? Police report handy? Citations from news accounts?

    Is it reasonable to assume that those objects being used to bash in the doors and windows where the cops were could be used to crack Congressional or cop skulls as well?

    “So the killer was in zero danger at any time.”

    Actually, the cops and members of Congress AND the crowd were in peril. A large crowd gaining force and momentum, they already had breached the perimeter and now sought to enter a place they didn’t belong.

    “In fact, he’s damn lucky he didn’t hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.”

    Or maybe she and the crowd should have realized there are cops with guns in a tense situation and refrained from trying to enter a restricted area?

    Now, would it make a difference if she was non white? Would you be this fired up about the situation?

    We shall see if the use of force was justified by an internal inquiry or if it gets to a jury trial.

    It’s tragic she died. But I thought conservatives believed in law and order, and that personal message actions have consequences, and that people should respect law enforcement’s commands, lest they may get arrested or risk their own life by not complying.

    Why didn’t she do that?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Wilkey

    So many questions you have. Watch the videos, and see with your eyes if you are willing to trust them over what you’ve been told.

    And police murder is not “law and order.”

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    “So many questions you have.”

    So why not try answering them, since they are directed in response to your statements.

    “Watch the videos, and see with your eyes if you are willing to trust them over what you’ve been told.”

    Perhaps you don’t want to trust anyone or anything that may lead you to question your own narrative or internal thought processes. And it’s not “ what I’ve been told”, but what have seen and read and interpreted and pondered.

    “And police murder is not “law and order.””

    Another strawman on your part. We don’t know if it’s or if it’s not “police murder”.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  174. @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus

    So many questions you have. Watch the videos, and see with your eyes if you are willing to trust them over what you've been told.

    And police murder is not "law and order."

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “So many questions you have.”

    So why not try answering them, since they are directed in response to your statements.

    “Watch the videos, and see with your eyes if you are willing to trust them over what you’ve been told.”

    Perhaps you don’t want to trust anyone or anything that may lead you to question your own narrative or internal thought processes. And it’s not “ what I’ve been told”, but what have seen and read and interpreted and pondered.

    “And police murder is not “law and order.””

    Another strawman on your part. We don’t know if it’s or if it’s not “police murder”.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    So why not try answering them, since they are directed in response to your statements.
     
    I answered them all, as does the video. I can't keep up with your tediousness and repetition.
  175. @Rob McX
    @Reg Cæsar

    First non-binary migrant wins right to asylum in UK.

    [Insert insane "pronoun" here] is from El Salvador.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Reg Cæsar

    [Insert insane “pronoun” here] is from El Salvador.

    My preferred pronoun is qu’est que c’est?.

  176. @Mr. Anon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Is Dorsey trying out to play a Jedi in the next Star Wars movie?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Is Dorsey trying out to play a Jedi in the next Star Wars movie?

    No, he’s challenging Max von Sydow to chess on the beach. Which sounds like an interesting cocktail.

  177. Honestly Steve, do you enjoy spending time on Twitter?

    Has anyone ever spent an hour (or three) on Twitter trading insults and reading dumb shit and thought, that was really great I’m glad I did that? Chasing ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ and fearing the dreaded ‘ratio’ like a goddam baby?

    Fuck Twitter, and fuck Parler and Gab, too. We don’t need our “own” anti-social media. It’s lizard brain garbage. I got banned because Rosanne retweeted some obnoxious thing I wrote, and they did me a favor. Everyone on Twitter is the worst version of themselves.

    Jack looks like that because he built the world’s biggest negative vibe factory, and he knows it.

  178. Fighting inequality by developing human potential | Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry

    Jan 26, 2021

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    The 2020 urban crime spike | Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry | The Glenn Show
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuOqRkgmxFI

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  179. Is it fair to say that this technique is widely discredited by law enforcement experts because it can cause suffocation? Or should the officer in the Capitol had used that tactic instead?

    It MIGHT be fair to say that if (a) you can let us know your sources and (b) define what it is that you, or they, mean by the slippery imprecise adjective “widely.”

    Absent that, we do have the coroner’s autopsy report in the case of St. George Floyd.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/464472105/Autopsy-2020-3700-Floyd#download&from_embed

    Oh, sure he said the guy died from asphyxiation due to the cops knee on the back, but yeah, OK. There was no political pressure, no sirree.

    Meanwhile, St. George did have 11 ng of fentanyl in his system on top of other psychotics. It is enough to kill.

    Go here

    Multiple Fentanyl Overdoses — New Haven, Connecticut, June 23, 2016
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/pdfs/mm6604a4.pdf

    Serum samples from the hospitalized patients analyzed at UCSF demonstrated fentanyl levels of 0.5–9.5 ng/mL (Table 2) (therapeutic range for analgesia = 0.6–3.0 ng/mL) (4); postmortem levels in the first two patients who died were 11 ng/mL (patient E) and 13 ng/mL (patient I).

    Fatalities caused by novel opioids: a review

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6609322/

    25 fatalities from fentanyl in Los Angeles, California (USA); Blood (f) 3.1–43 ng/mL (n = 13); blood (h) 1.8–139 ng/mL (n = 23); liver 5.8–613 μg/kg (n = 22)
    19 fentanyl fatalities in south western Virginia (USA); Blood 2–48 ng/mL (median 18 ng/mL)

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    "It MIGHT be fair to say that if (a) you can let us know your sources and (b) define what it is that you, or they, mean by the slippery imprecise adjective “widely.”"

    "Regardless of what Mr. Floyd allegedly did or didn’t do, there’s no reason to put a knee on the neck," said John Peters Jr., president of the Institute for the Prevention and Management of In-Custody Deaths, which trains police academy instructors on use of force.

    Jon Shane, an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who specializes in use-of-force studies, said officers are allowed to use deadly force only when a suspect presents an imminent danger. "I didn’t see anything in that video that showed a deadly force situation."

    Andy Scoogman, executive director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police, which represents hundreds of police chiefs, called the actions "appalling" and said his association has never advocated for training that teaches an officer to place a knee on someone’s neck.

    "Oh, sure he said the guy died from asphyxiation due to the cops knee on the back..."

    So, would it be fair to say that if an officer put a knee to your neck for 9 minutes you wouldn't object or believe it to be excessive (regardless if you would never put yourself in a situation where you would be arrested)? Moreover, is it not reasonable to say that this action contributed to his death?

    "Absent that, we do have the coroner’s autopsy report in the case of St. George Floyd."

    Yeah, about that...

    https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/working-stiff/86913


    Asphyxia means that there is a lack of oxygen going to the brain. It can happen from obstruction of the airway, restriction of breathing from compression of the neck or chest, or the prevention of blood flow to the brain by collapsing the blood vessels in the neck. It can also happen from the replacement of oxygen in the blood by carbon monoxide, or depletion of oxygen in the atmosphere, like in a fire. "Cardiopulmonary arrest" is not a heart attack. Online sources that imply that the medical examiner is covering up George Floyd's death by calling it a "heart attack" are wrong.

    The death certificate's "other significant conditions" -- Floyd's natural heart disease and the presence of drugs of abuse in his tested blood -- do not excuse the officers, nor should they cause anyone to blame the victim. They are there on the death certificate because those findings, in the opinion of the medical examiner, would have made his death more likely. They are not the cause of death. The cause of death is police restraint.

    At the end of their press release, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner adds the following important reminder: "Under Minnesota state law, the Medical Examiner is a neutral and independent office and is separate and distinct from any prosecutorial authority or law enforcement agency." Regardless of whether experts agree with their interpretation of the evidence, they were the first to collect it, and because they did their job, that evidence is now available for public scrutiny in a court of law.
     
  180. The controversies generated by instances of banning sure do make the censoring services sound relevant.

    I don’t use Twit. Am I missing something?

    [MORE]

    OT:
    Public school days are always super-spreaders for one disease or another. So what’s the rush on re-opening the schools?

    Many parents of kids enrolled in public schools pre-virus, especially kids labeled as “special needs” (for whom the schools receive the maximum amount of annual, per-student funding), who responded to school closures by initiating home schools, have officially declared their decision to home school permanently.

    For the ‘20-‘21 school year, the per-student funding, attributable to such kids, has already been cutoff.

    As much as the public school union members would like their taxpayer funded, endless vacations to continue, they’re terrified by the fact that their schools are bleeding students (funding tokens).

    If the schools stay closed for much longer, the steadily reducing, student headcount (tax funding) will drop by so much that the school union members will start getting laid off.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Abolish_public_education

    Abolish, have you seen this video from the dance teachers in the Chicago public school system? It's so beyond parody that words fail; perhaps one could only respond adequately to it via equally-incompetent dance:

    https://twitter.com/CTULocal1/status/1353012995807457287?s=20

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  181. @Jack D
    @Morris Applebaum IV


    For some reason, Steve Sailer locks his account on Parler.
     
    He's too Leftist for Parler.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    There was a flood of crazy right wingers on a lot of generally sane conservative sites for about a month or so. If Parler is/was anything like that I wouldn’t be surprised if Steve actually is too left wing for them.

    That’s why the disappearance of Parler may be a blessing in disguise. Silencing the wackos is more likely to help our cause than to hurt it. The possibility that the Republican Party might have more unstable, low information voters than the Democrats isn’t an appealing one.

  182. @The Alarmist
    @Bumpkin

    The next move is for Domain Name Registrars to start dropping registrations.

    Replies: @scrivener3

    there are many solutions to this threat. They used to say knowledge wants to be free. IMHO the Internet offers so many tools to route around censorship that “where there is a will, there is a way”.

    There are thousands of registers, transfer to one headquartered in another country with less woke sensibilities. Or register in another country-controlled top level domain (the two letter domains are country controlled). Publicize your alternate site lavishly on your current site (Untz.com is Untz.ch) which is controlled by Switzerland.

    Buy or create your own top level domain .nowtv was created by Starbucks international. That is a top level domain that they control. It is as valid as .com everywhere in the world connected to the Internet. They set the policies, etc.

    In the USSR people made hard copies of books and news and passed them around. A friend had a relative from the USSR borrow my NYC apartment for a visit -she took back home many pairs of blue jeans and a office xerox machine. Users can create alternate root nameservers. There is a file on windows and mac computers telling the computer where to start (the root) when resolving a domain name, you can change where your computer starts. The alternates could simply send you to the real root nameservers for all the recognized top level domains but if you typed in a new top level domain, such as .freedom the alternates could send you to different resolvers and hence different locations.

    Use telephone connected modems and UUCP (unix to unix copy which is available for windows and mac and all unix) to create mailing lists where the free exchange of ideas flourish. One computer calls another and the data goes as analog schreeches not digital. The next computer calls another passing the data on. That is how BBS and Usenet connected people across the nation before the internet was created.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @scrivener3

    Yes, I know, but most of the people are living in the USA, the land of “Give me convenience, or give me death.”

  183. @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    “Why are you relying on a biased person’s characterization and opinion of the event when you could just watch three different views of the shooting on video yourself. It’s your M.O. to just internalize whatever propaganda talking point you scoop off the internet.”

    You mean eyewitness account. The bias comes from those who believe or do not believe the testimony. It’s not a talking point, but a description of the event as it unfolded. We weren’t there, right? But we can certainly see the footage of a chaotic situation and the potential danger the crowd placed on law enforcement as well as the members of Congress who were in close proximity to the cops and rioters.

    “Only a liar or an idiot would say he “didn’t have a choice” but to kill her.”

    Thanks for the straw man. Is this your go-to fallacy?

    “He could have, for example, walked up and said “ma’am you can’t come in here,” and pushed her back if she gave him trouble.”

    Lol, what do you think the cops were doing all along?
    That crowd was coming through as evident by their conduct From what I know, the three cops knew there were members of Congress being ferreted out of the premises right behind them. Perhaps she could have stopped climbing through the window and asked if she was allowed in a restricted area in the first place, or kindly asked if the mob stop dead in their tracks and together request to gain permission to be let in.

    “Just by standing in the hall three cops had been keeping the whole crowd back until they inexplicably stood aside and let them through.”

    You mean the crowd eventually bulldozed their way through without the police being given much of a choice. Should the crowd have carte blanche to do whatever they pleased? Did they request access to a place where they had no official business? Were they given explicit permission?

    “Babbitt and the rest of the protesters were unarmed and both sides of the hall were swarming with heavily armed cops.”

    Every single one in the immediate vicinity? How are you certain? Police report handy? Citations from news accounts?

    Is it reasonable to assume that those objects being used to bash in the doors and windows where the cops were could be used to crack Congressional or cop skulls as well?

    “So the killer was in zero danger at any time.”

    Actually, the cops and members of Congress AND the crowd were in peril. A large crowd gaining force and momentum, they already had breached the perimeter and now sought to enter a place they didn’t belong.

    “In fact, he’s damn lucky he didn’t hit one of the cops standing directly behind Babbitt when he shot her. He could have even shot her in the leg like Biden thinks cops should do. At three feet away it would be hard to miss.”

    Or maybe she and the crowd should have realized there are cops with guns in a tense situation and refrained from trying to enter a restricted area?

    Now, would it make a difference if she was non white? Would you be this fired up about the situation?

    We shall see if the use of force was justified by an internal inquiry or if it gets to a jury trial.

    It’s tragic she died. But I thought conservatives believed in law and order, and that personal message actions have consequences, and that people should respect law enforcement’s commands, lest they may get arrested or risk their own life by not complying.

    Why didn’t she do that?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Wilkey

    Some or much of even all of what you say may be true, but still there is this: her killer still has not been named.

    It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named. What’s the difference here? Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?

    There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Wilkey

    "but still there is this: her killer still has not been named."

    You mean the person who shot her.

    "It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named."

    Indeed, it is a puzzler why he hasn't been named. Perhaps out of fear for his life given the magnitude of the event?

    "Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?"

    What kind of treatment did the police get from the crowd, especially when they were told not to come inside the Capitol?

    "There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified."

    Is it not reasonable that we can judge for ourselves based on the available footage, the eyewitness testimony, and forensic evidence what happened? Cannot investigators (or a jury) make that determination? What to YOU would constitute a "full, honest account of what really happened?"

    Replies: @photondancer, @James B. Shearer, @Colin Wright

    , @James B. Shearer
    @Wilkey

    "... What’s the difference here? .."

    Probably that the major news organizations are willing to go along. I am pretty sure they could name the officer if they felt like it.

  184. @Wilkey
    @Corvinus

    Some or much of even all of what you say may be true, but still there is this: her killer still has not been named.

    It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named. What’s the difference here? Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?

    There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @James B. Shearer

    “but still there is this: her killer still has not been named.”

    You mean the person who shot her.

    “It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named.”

    Indeed, it is a puzzler why he hasn’t been named. Perhaps out of fear for his life given the magnitude of the event?

    “Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?”

    What kind of treatment did the police get from the crowd, especially when they were told not to come inside the Capitol?

    “There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified.”

    Is it not reasonable that we can judge for ourselves based on the available footage, the eyewitness testimony, and forensic evidence what happened? Cannot investigators (or a jury) make that determination? What to YOU would constitute a “full, honest account of what really happened?”

    • Troll: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Corvinus

    Wow. So you state that this shooter isn't a killer, even though their victim died, that they're in greater danger than Officer Chauvin who *was* named, even though there have been no city wide riots and burnings to protest Ms Babbit's death, and that the shooter should be allowed to get off scot free.

    In other words, you want to bring back the concept of an outlaw, one whom the law does not protect. I've noticed this before in other SJWs but they rarely state it as openly as you just did. Feeling mighty confident, aren't you?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @James B. Shearer
    @Corvinus

    "You mean the person who shot her."

    You don't think being shot was the cause of death? If you kill somebody you are a killer whether or not the killing was lawful.

    , @Colin Wright
    @Corvinus

    '“but still there is this: her killer still has not been named.”

    You mean the person who shot her.'

    So your contention is that she isn't dead.

  185. @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    Is it fair to say that this technique is widely discredited by law enforcement experts because it can cause suffocation? Or should the officer in the Capitol had used that tactic instead?
     
    It MIGHT be fair to say that if (a) you can let us know your sources and (b) define what it is that you, or they, mean by the slippery imprecise adjective "widely."

    Absent that, we do have the coroner's autopsy report in the case of St. George Floyd.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/464472105/Autopsy-2020-3700-Floyd#download&from_embed

    Oh, sure he said the guy died from asphyxiation due to the cops knee on the back, but yeah, OK. There was no political pressure, no sirree.

    Meanwhile, St. George did have 11 ng of fentanyl in his system on top of other psychotics. It is enough to kill.

    Go here

    Multiple Fentanyl Overdoses — New Haven, Connecticut, June 23, 2016
    www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/pdfs/mm6604a4.pdf

    Serum samples from the hospitalized patients analyzed at UCSF demonstrated fentanyl levels of 0.5–9.5 ng/mL (Table 2) (therapeutic range for analgesia = 0.6–3.0 ng/mL) (4); postmortem levels in the first two patients who died were 11 ng/mL (patient E) and 13 ng/mL (patient I).

    Fatalities caused by novel opioids: a review

    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6609322/

    25 fatalities from fentanyl in Los Angeles, California (USA); Blood (f) 3.1–43 ng/mL (n = 13); blood (h) 1.8–139 ng/mL (n = 23); liver 5.8–613 μg/kg (n = 22)
    19 fentanyl fatalities in south western Virginia (USA); Blood 2–48 ng/mL (median 18 ng/mL)

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “It MIGHT be fair to say that if (a) you can let us know your sources and (b) define what it is that you, or they, mean by the slippery imprecise adjective “widely.””

    “Regardless of what Mr. Floyd allegedly did or didn’t do, there’s no reason to put a knee on the neck,” said John Peters Jr., president of the Institute for the Prevention and Management of In-Custody Deaths, which trains police academy instructors on use of force.

    Jon Shane, an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who specializes in use-of-force studies, said officers are allowed to use deadly force only when a suspect presents an imminent danger. “I didn’t see anything in that video that showed a deadly force situation.”

    Andy Scoogman, executive director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police, which represents hundreds of police chiefs, called the actions “appalling” and said his association has never advocated for training that teaches an officer to place a knee on someone’s neck.

    “Oh, sure he said the guy died from asphyxiation due to the cops knee on the back…”

    So, would it be fair to say that if an officer put a knee to your neck for 9 minutes you wouldn’t object or believe it to be excessive (regardless if you would never put yourself in a situation where you would be arrested)? Moreover, is it not reasonable to say that this action contributed to his death?

    “Absent that, we do have the coroner’s autopsy report in the case of St. George Floyd.”

    Yeah, about that…

    https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/working-stiff/86913

    Asphyxia means that there is a lack of oxygen going to the brain. It can happen from obstruction of the airway, restriction of breathing from compression of the neck or chest, or the prevention of blood flow to the brain by collapsing the blood vessels in the neck. It can also happen from the replacement of oxygen in the blood by carbon monoxide, or depletion of oxygen in the atmosphere, like in a fire. “Cardiopulmonary arrest” is not a heart attack. Online sources that imply that the medical examiner is covering up George Floyd’s death by calling it a “heart attack” are wrong.

    The death certificate’s “other significant conditions” — Floyd’s natural heart disease and the presence of drugs of abuse in his tested blood — do not excuse the officers, nor should they cause anyone to blame the victim. They are there on the death certificate because those findings, in the opinion of the medical examiner, would have made his death more likely. They are not the cause of death. The cause of death is police restraint.

    At the end of their press release, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner adds the following important reminder: “Under Minnesota state law, the Medical Examiner is a neutral and independent office and is separate and distinct from any prosecutorial authority or law enforcement agency.” Regardless of whether experts agree with their interpretation of the evidence, they were the first to collect it, and because they did their job, that evidence is now available for public scrutiny in a court of law.

  186. @SunBakedSuburb
    @anon

    "Titania McGrath"

    The English dude who is behind this account has been quite effective in exposing the bottomless stupidity and venom of the totalitarians who have infected western culture whilst providing a few laughs. More of this needed. Let's make fun of these creeps.

    Replies: @anon, @Rob McX

    The English dude

    Dude, do not harsh my mellow! Some truths are better left unsaid!

    Titania McGrath deserves to be a birdwatcher!

  187. @Abolish_public_education
    The controversies generated by instances of banning sure do make the censoring services sound relevant.

    I don’t use Twit. Am I missing something?

    OT:
    Public school days are always super-spreaders for one disease or another. So what’s the rush on re-opening the schools?

    Many parents of kids enrolled in public schools pre-virus, especially kids labeled as “special needs” (for whom the schools receive the maximum amount of annual, per-student funding), who responded to school closures by initiating home schools, have officially declared their decision to home school permanently.

    For the ‘20-‘21 school year, the per-student funding, attributable to such kids, has already been cutoff.

    As much as the public school union members would like their taxpayer funded, endless vacations to continue, they’re terrified by the fact that their schools are bleeding students (funding tokens).

    If the schools stay closed for much longer, the steadily reducing, student headcount (tax funding) will drop by so much that the school union members will start getting laid off.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Abolish, have you seen this video from the dance teachers in the Chicago public school system? It’s so beyond parody that words fail; perhaps one could only respond adequately to it via equally-incompetent dance:

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I’m an admirer of both classical ballet and modern dance.

    That was, um, really something.

    When schools cut the arts programs, private organizations will sometimes step up to provide no-cost, in-school, left-wing dance teachers for the kids.

    That Hip-Hop ship is really popular with white, anti-Trump, middle class girls.

  188. @BenKenobi
    “And how we burned in moderation later, thinking we should have just been as inflammatory as possible. What if, when every time one of Jeff’s censors went to work that day xe would have to kiss xer’s cats goodbye for possibly the last time. If we had just set up on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram with an ambush of memes, statistics and plain old insults that the agents would join the 41% and the infernal machine would have ground to a halt!
    - Ben Solzhenitsyn, The Online Archipelago

    Replies: @gent, @Hypnotoad666

    Cancel culture’s end game, according to Ginger Hippy Dude.

  189. @Arclight
    @Jack D

    I do agree with you that much of the institutional left looks at this phenomena as something that cannot be mentioned because it blunts the value of its rhetorical weapons. But your typical AWFL/soy boy that populates the media and education industry genuinely does not know what reality is - it's no closer to their lived experience than watching the Discovery Channel and deciding they need to raise money for a tiger sanctuary.

    My neighbor is a liberal college prof and I cannot tell you how often I've heard him talk about "systemic" iniquities/racism and his basis is some other liberal's paper they wrote or the fact that he tagged along on a tour of some terrible part of the city one day. He grew up on campus (parents were professors at a small liberal arts school) and his wife is the daughter of a successful businessman, they have spent their entire lives in school or teaching, have never lived in a black neighborhood, gone to a school with a significant minority presence, or have never had more than superficial interaction with the oppressed lower class black people they prize. I even had the wife once say that if they died, she hoped their daughters would be raised by a black man, because so many black men are raised by single women she thought this theoretical black guy would be an especially good father for girls. I don't even bother to argue back, they are so detached from reality there is no point.

    Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki, @JackOH, @photondancer

    ” it’s no closer to their lived experience than watching the Discovery Channel and deciding they need to raise money for a tiger sanctuary.”

    A very apt analogy.

  190. @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    “So many questions you have.”

    So why not try answering them, since they are directed in response to your statements.

    “Watch the videos, and see with your eyes if you are willing to trust them over what you’ve been told.”

    Perhaps you don’t want to trust anyone or anything that may lead you to question your own narrative or internal thought processes. And it’s not “ what I’ve been told”, but what have seen and read and interpreted and pondered.

    “And police murder is not “law and order.””

    Another strawman on your part. We don’t know if it’s or if it’s not “police murder”.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    So why not try answering them, since they are directed in response to your statements.

    I answered them all, as does the video. I can’t keep up with your tediousness and repetition.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
  191. @Corvinus
    @Wilkey

    "but still there is this: her killer still has not been named."

    You mean the person who shot her.

    "It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named."

    Indeed, it is a puzzler why he hasn't been named. Perhaps out of fear for his life given the magnitude of the event?

    "Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?"

    What kind of treatment did the police get from the crowd, especially when they were told not to come inside the Capitol?

    "There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified."

    Is it not reasonable that we can judge for ourselves based on the available footage, the eyewitness testimony, and forensic evidence what happened? Cannot investigators (or a jury) make that determination? What to YOU would constitute a "full, honest account of what really happened?"

    Replies: @photondancer, @James B. Shearer, @Colin Wright

    Wow. So you state that this shooter isn’t a killer, even though their victim died, that they’re in greater danger than Officer Chauvin who *was* named, even though there have been no city wide riots and burnings to protest Ms Babbit’s death, and that the shooter should be allowed to get off scot free.

    In other words, you want to bring back the concept of an outlaw, one whom the law does not protect. I’ve noticed this before in other SJWs but they rarely state it as openly as you just did. Feeling mighty confident, aren’t you?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @photondancer

    "Wow. So you state that this shooter isn’t a killer"

    He may or may not be, i.e. is it justified homicide?

    "that they’re in greater danger than Officer Chauvin who *was* named"

    Thanks for the strawman. The officers clearly were in danger at the Capitol regardless of the area they covered.

    "that the shooter should be allowed to get off scot free."

    Thanks for the strawman, as I never directly nor indirectly made that claim. An investigation will determine if he will be exonerated or will face charges.

    "In other words, you want to bring back the concept of an outlaw"

    Thanks for the strawman. Please show exactly where I made that specific reference.

    "I’ve noticed this before in other SJWs but they rarely state it as openly as you just did."

    Not SJW, just a married white man with children who makes his own decisions about race and culture and politics. You?

    "Feeling mighty confident, aren’t you?"

    Are you part of Vox Day's C-team?

  192. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Abolish_public_education

    Abolish, have you seen this video from the dance teachers in the Chicago public school system? It's so beyond parody that words fail; perhaps one could only respond adequately to it via equally-incompetent dance:

    https://twitter.com/CTULocal1/status/1353012995807457287?s=20

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    I’m an admirer of both classical ballet and modern dance.

    That was, um, really something.

    When schools cut the arts programs, private organizations will sometimes step up to provide no-cost, in-school, left-wing dance teachers for the kids.

    That Hip-Hop ship is really popular with white, anti-Trump, middle class girls.

  193. @SunBakedSuburb
    @anon

    "Titania McGrath"

    The English dude who is behind this account has been quite effective in exposing the bottomless stupidity and venom of the totalitarians who have infected western culture whilst providing a few laughs. More of this needed. Let's make fun of these creeps.

    Replies: @anon, @Rob McX

    “Titania McGrath” is actually a gay Ulster Catholic with a PhD from Oxford.

  194. @scrivener3
    @The Alarmist

    there are many solutions to this threat. They used to say knowledge wants to be free. IMHO the Internet offers so many tools to route around censorship that "where there is a will, there is a way".

    There are thousands of registers, transfer to one headquartered in another country with less woke sensibilities. Or register in another country-controlled top level domain (the two letter domains are country controlled). Publicize your alternate site lavishly on your current site (Untz.com is Untz.ch) which is controlled by Switzerland.

    Buy or create your own top level domain .nowtv was created by Starbucks international. That is a top level domain that they control. It is as valid as .com everywhere in the world connected to the Internet. They set the policies, etc.

    In the USSR people made hard copies of books and news and passed them around. A friend had a relative from the USSR borrow my NYC apartment for a visit -she took back home many pairs of blue jeans and a office xerox machine. Users can create alternate root nameservers. There is a file on windows and mac computers telling the computer where to start (the root) when resolving a domain name, you can change where your computer starts. The alternates could simply send you to the real root nameservers for all the recognized top level domains but if you typed in a new top level domain, such as .freedom the alternates could send you to different resolvers and hence different locations.

    Use telephone connected modems and UUCP (unix to unix copy which is available for windows and mac and all unix) to create mailing lists where the free exchange of ideas flourish. One computer calls another and the data goes as analog schreeches not digital. The next computer calls another passing the data on. That is how BBS and Usenet connected people across the nation before the internet was created.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    Yes, I know, but most of the people are living in the USA, the land of “Give me convenience, or give me death.”

  195. @Thoughts
    Of all the censorship...the Twitter one bothers me the least

    Why is anyone on that thing?

    Twitter is for people who have no ability to read more than 280 characters.

    It's designed for Low Information Voters.

    Of course the Left would dominate that Medium.

    Replies: @Thoughts, @J.Ross, @Hypnotoad666, @Alt Right Moderate

    Actually frequent Twitters users are relatively successful and well educated. They may be very annoying, but that doesn’t make them stupid. The real problem is the vast majority of frequent posters are strong leftists who don’t want to hear contrary opinions, and Dorsey is simply pandering to the complaints of his largest audience.

    One platform that conservatives might be able to have more influence over is Wikipedia, which probably has a wider range of users. If lots of conservatives made small donations whilst complaining of liberal bias, it could have a big influence on the platform.

    Already UK conservatives have started to have some impact on the BBC, which has a liberal bias but depends on license money from across the political spectrum.

  196. @Kylie
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "...I have been trying to get onto the $PLC Hatewatch list for years."

    If you've never come to the attention of Heidi Beirich, you're doing it all wrong.

    Larry Auster had her eating out of his hand. Metaphorically speaking, of course, although when I saw her pic, I realized if a man took her out to dinner, she would not be a cheap date.

    Replies: @Stebbing Heuer

    Just had to google a picture of her.

    Next time please include a warning.

  197. @Chrisnonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    All the Jedi references are by LOSERS who don't know that Jedis wear brown and tan. Really COOL KiDS know that black is worn by Sith Lords.

    Darth Jack is obviously trying to "bring order to the galaxy". Speaking of which, someone with DeepFake skills should make a DeepFake video superimposing Biden's face on that of Grand Moff Tarken in the conference room scene...

    " The Republican Party will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that John Brennan has dissolved the right wing permanently. The last remnants of the old republic have been swept away.... Fear will keep the voters in line--fear of Domestic Terrorism prosecutions. "

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EgcASmh2oAU

    BTW, I am not surprised that Steve was targeted, but I am surprised that people like Razib Khan and Charles Murray, who don't need to post on Twitter and ought to know better, are still on that platform.

    Replies: @Polemos

    All the Jedi references are by LOSERS who don’t know that Jedis wear brown and tan. Really COOL KiDS know that black is worn by Sith Lords.

    Establishment Jedi wore brown and tan. At the end of the Republic, they were thugs and mercenaries for a corrupt, intergalactic government, wasting their time on local trade disputes while completely ignorant of the massive criminal conspiracy unfolding all around them and of their own participation in it.

    This hero, however, wore black:

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Polemos

    Ah, but Luke was not a Jedi knight yet when he wore that outfit!

    Replies: @Polemos

  198. @Wilkey
    @Corvinus

    Some or much of even all of what you say may be true, but still there is this: her killer still has not been named.

    It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named. What’s the difference here? Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?

    There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @James B. Shearer

    “… What’s the difference here? ..”

    Probably that the major news organizations are willing to go along. I am pretty sure they could name the officer if they felt like it.

  199. @Corvinus
    @Wilkey

    "but still there is this: her killer still has not been named."

    You mean the person who shot her.

    "It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named."

    Indeed, it is a puzzler why he hasn't been named. Perhaps out of fear for his life given the magnitude of the event?

    "Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?"

    What kind of treatment did the police get from the crowd, especially when they were told not to come inside the Capitol?

    "There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified."

    Is it not reasonable that we can judge for ourselves based on the available footage, the eyewitness testimony, and forensic evidence what happened? Cannot investigators (or a jury) make that determination? What to YOU would constitute a "full, honest account of what really happened?"

    Replies: @photondancer, @James B. Shearer, @Colin Wright

    “You mean the person who shot her.”

    You don’t think being shot was the cause of death? If you kill somebody you are a killer whether or not the killing was lawful.

    • Agree: Polemos
  200. @Jack D
    @Rob McX

    TBH, this whole "shouting fire in a crowded theater" analogy is tiresome. Shouting fire in a crowded theater is one of the few narrow exceptions to the 1st Amendment - it's not meant to be metaphorical. You're not allowed to LITERALLY shout the word "fire" (or "its a bomb", etc.) in an actual crowded theater (or church or ballroom, etc.) if there is no actual fire, because it might cause panic. That's IT. Anything else (saying nice or bad things about Donald Trump or white people or whomever) is NOT the same thing as shouting fire in a theater no matter how you try to stretch the analogy. I don't want to hear anymore about shouting fire in a crowded theater unless you are actually talking about actually shouting fire in an actual theater.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Polemos

    I don’t want to hear anymore about shouting fire in a crowded theater unless you are actually talking about actually shouting fire in an actual theater.

    Putting aside for a moment that the cleanest solution to accommodate your desire to not hear things is for you to plug your ears {or cover your eyes}, aren’t you making an argument that people need to restrict their speech in a situation that doesn’t match “one of the few narrow exceptions” to free speech?

    Talking about shouting fire in crowded theaters “is NOT the same thing as shouting fire in a theater no matter how you try to stretch the analogy,” right? So, if you are right, aren’t they free to ignore you and say whatever they want to say, while you practice the fine art of ignoring them?

    We can start practicing with this comment of mine! 🙂

  201. @Chrisnonymous
    @ic1000

    Really? Do you remember blogs and blogrolls and RSS? They were doing a fine job of it. I found Alina Chan via Razib Khan's Twitter, but without Twitter, she probably would have had a blog, and Razib would probably have blogged her or added her to his blogroll. and I would have read about her and subscribed to her feed, and voila! It would have taken a little longer than Twitter, but so what? I just want to know her final conclusions. I don't need days and weeks of slow leaks and teases. The need for all that is just ego-stroking--don't get left out of the loop!

    Somehow, I found GNXP and Sailer before Twitter and before UR. Good content rises to the top, and this is more true of older communication tech than newer.

    Replies: @ic1000

    Re: The value of Twitter

    Twitter is important, in much the same way that the NYT is important. That’s not to say that either institution is a net social good.

    BTW, the last tweet of Sailer’s that I see is dated 1/25/21. So it looks like his cancellation continues.

  202. @JackOH
    @Arclight

    A couple I know at second-hand rejected the local public schools for their son because the district was "bad". But "diversity" was important to them, so they chose a private day school at a nominal 16 grand a year tuition that indeed was "diverse". 8% Black worth of diversity. The public school district they rejected is 99.5% Black (no misprint) worth of "diversity".

    I know the mom, a maximum SJW who knows all the knee-jerk slogans, and lives in a very safe Whiteopia. She's pretty pleasant mostly, but the Blacks who live in her mind are truly "above criticism, but beneath agency". She posted a video of a Black woman rationalizing looting as justifiable redistribution during the summer of Floyd, and cheerily pronounced it "powerful",

    Her Blacks, I've concluded, don't actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don't understand.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @The Last Real Calvinist

    Her Blacks, I’ve concluded, don’t actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don’t understand.

    Bingo. And the mentality is damaging every venue where it has a foothold.

    • Agree: JackOH
  203. @MEH 0910
    Fighting inequality by developing human potential | Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQISaiIg7rU
    Jan 26, 2021

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    The 2020 urban crime spike | Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry | The Glenn Show

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    Here's the complete episode:

    What's Driving the Upsurge in Urban Homicides? | Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry | The Glenn Show
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKVGxMmZm9E


    00:00​ Robert's work on rising homicide rates in U.S cities
    8:40​ The connection between work, school, and crime
    15:05​ How some criminal justice reform attempts have failed
    21:20​ Why the massive upsurge in crime in U.S. cities in 2020?
    35:01​ The challenge of "engaging the family" in the U.S.
    46:54​ The surprising data on gender in single-parent homes
    55:57​ Did the summer 2020 protests lead to the rise in crime?

    Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Robert Cherry (Brooklyn College). Recorded January 22, 2021.
     
    The same episode is also available at Bloggingheads.tv:
    https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/60984
  204. @photondancer
    @Corvinus

    Wow. So you state that this shooter isn't a killer, even though their victim died, that they're in greater danger than Officer Chauvin who *was* named, even though there have been no city wide riots and burnings to protest Ms Babbit's death, and that the shooter should be allowed to get off scot free.

    In other words, you want to bring back the concept of an outlaw, one whom the law does not protect. I've noticed this before in other SJWs but they rarely state it as openly as you just did. Feeling mighty confident, aren't you?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Wow. So you state that this shooter isn’t a killer”

    He may or may not be, i.e. is it justified homicide?

    “that they’re in greater danger than Officer Chauvin who *was* named”

    Thanks for the strawman. The officers clearly were in danger at the Capitol regardless of the area they covered.

    “that the shooter should be allowed to get off scot free.”

    Thanks for the strawman, as I never directly nor indirectly made that claim. An investigation will determine if he will be exonerated or will face charges.

    “In other words, you want to bring back the concept of an outlaw”

    Thanks for the strawman. Please show exactly where I made that specific reference.

    “I’ve noticed this before in other SJWs but they rarely state it as openly as you just did.”

    Not SJW, just a married white man with children who makes his own decisions about race and culture and politics. You?

    “Feeling mighty confident, aren’t you?”

    Are you part of Vox Day’s C-team?

  205. @JackOH
    @Arclight

    A couple I know at second-hand rejected the local public schools for their son because the district was "bad". But "diversity" was important to them, so they chose a private day school at a nominal 16 grand a year tuition that indeed was "diverse". 8% Black worth of diversity. The public school district they rejected is 99.5% Black (no misprint) worth of "diversity".

    I know the mom, a maximum SJW who knows all the knee-jerk slogans, and lives in a very safe Whiteopia. She's pretty pleasant mostly, but the Blacks who live in her mind are truly "above criticism, but beneath agency". She posted a video of a Black woman rationalizing looting as justifiable redistribution during the summer of Floyd, and cheerily pronounced it "powerful",

    Her Blacks, I've concluded, don't actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don't understand.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @The Last Real Calvinist

    Her Blacks, I’ve concluded, don’t actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don’t understand.

    She wants to save them — but she also doesn’t want to actually get involved in getting to know them as human beings, so she’s delighted when she can simply outsource her megalomaniacal soteriological impulses to the government and other institutional powers. By then advocating and voting for ‘woke’ policies that will ‘improve the lives’ of PoCs, she is ‘doing the work’ of acting as a savior. Obviously, this only works with imaginary recipients of this ‘salvation’. Human beings can’t in reality save each other.

    In other words, she’s essentially replacing the Christian Jesus with herself as redeemer. This impulse is extremely powerful, but widely underestimated or even overlooked.

    • Thanks: JackOH
    • Replies: @JackOH
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I'd thought of some psychological defect alone, but, you're right, "megalomaniacal soteriolog[y]" seems a good gateway phrase to describe those who accept a billion dollars worth of arson, looting, violence, and terror as somehow legitimate. A combo of pseudo-religiosity and psychological defect.

  206. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @JackOH


    Her Blacks, I’ve concluded, don’t actually exist except as mental fictions that serve some psychological need I don’t understand.

     

    She wants to save them -- but she also doesn't want to actually get involved in getting to know them as human beings, so she's delighted when she can simply outsource her megalomaniacal soteriological impulses to the government and other institutional powers. By then advocating and voting for 'woke' policies that will 'improve the lives' of PoCs, she is 'doing the work' of acting as a savior. Obviously, this only works with imaginary recipients of this 'salvation'. Human beings can't in reality save each other.

    In other words, she's essentially replacing the Christian Jesus with herself as redeemer. This impulse is extremely powerful, but widely underestimated or even overlooked.

    Replies: @JackOH

    I’d thought of some psychological defect alone, but, you’re right, “megalomaniacal soteriolog[y]” seems a good gateway phrase to describe those who accept a billion dollars worth of arson, looting, violence, and terror as somehow legitimate. A combo of pseudo-religiosity and psychological defect.

  207. @Polemos
    @Chrisnonymous


    All the Jedi references are by LOSERS who don’t know that Jedis wear brown and tan. Really COOL KiDS know that black is worn by Sith Lords.
     
    Establishment Jedi wore brown and tan. At the end of the Republic, they were thugs and mercenaries for a corrupt, intergalactic government, wasting their time on local trade disputes while completely ignorant of the massive criminal conspiracy unfolding all around them and of their own participation in it.

    This hero, however, wore black:

    https://imperialtalker.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/luke-before-jabba.jpg

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Ah, but Luke was not a Jedi knight yet when he wore that outfit!

    • Replies: @Polemos
    @Chrisnonymous

    What happens to make him a Jedi between that scene and

    https://i0.wp.com/pa1.narvii.com/6087/b8e5e751ace398935386088e4515d4622c69ad98_hq.gif

  208. longest twelve hours. ever. =/

  209. • Agree: MEH 0910
  210. Child trafficking and SRA by courts is taking the Deep State down!

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    Most of our govt, bankers, Hollywood creeps are child rapists and torturers....yes...so hard to believe. Now, finally, you know, why I am so angry and volatile on Steve's site.

    My brother was rescued at the brink of time from pedoshit in NYC. It's real, folks. Now you know why I am full battle armer, all the time, every second. This rape is real.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    , @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    the children and babies you see in the first minutes of the vid are the millions of children that the Cabal abducts and keeps underground - transferring thousands of children like chattel, to destinations of abuse, SRA, rituals and certain death at the hands of the elite, degenerative, Cabal, and insane. Children are not bacon and scraps of waste. We are coming for you, you child eaters, you all! hahhahaaaa - there is nowhere to hide. Just kill yourself.

    , @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    This shit is real, assholes!!! This, this, this is why I am so crazy with anger! Cabal has tortured millions of our children and our ancestor's children! For fuck's sake, wake the fuck up!

    , @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    for once in your life, do not be a coward

  211. Thank You, Darling, Steve.

  212. SRA has been going on for a long time. My parents did the best they could to protect against child traffickers (Milk Carton Kids), and, my mother warned me to never trust anyone. Of course, there was code to say to find out who is a white hat, and all.

  213. @Lagertha
    Child trafficking and SRA by courts is taking the Deep State down!


    https://youtu.be/BWf-eARnf6U

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha

    Most of our govt, bankers, Hollywood creeps are child rapists and torturers….yes…so hard to believe. Now, finally, you know, why I am so angry and volatile on Steve’s site.

    My brother was rescued at the brink of time from pedoshit in NYC. It’s real, folks. Now you know why I am full battle armer, all the time, every second. This rape is real.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    armor...battle armor. I want all the pedos to be smoothed. We have no need for pedophiles.

  214. send me your direct email asap

  215. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    The 2020 urban crime spike | Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry | The Glenn Show
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuOqRkgmxFI

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    Here’s the complete episode:

    What’s Driving the Upsurge in Urban Homicides? | Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry | The Glenn Show

    00:00​ Robert’s work on rising homicide rates in U.S cities
    8:40​ The connection between work, school, and crime
    15:05​ How some criminal justice reform attempts have failed
    21:20​ Why the massive upsurge in crime in U.S. cities in 2020?
    35:01​ The challenge of “engaging the family” in the U.S.
    46:54​ The surprising data on gender in single-parent homes
    55:57​ Did the summer 2020 protests lead to the rise in crime?

    Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Robert Cherry (Brooklyn College). Recorded January 22, 2021.

    The same episode is also available at Bloggingheads.tv:
    https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/60984

  216. Woke are experts is gaming the systems

    most of the woke power in (professionally coordinated) reporting, is about having the system. like hackers.

    same in wikipedia

    we must this distinguish between elements of the systems that are prone to organized woke manipulations. vs systematic censorship

  217. Amaud Arbery was shot while three white men were attempting to detain him without justification. Mr. Arbery was doing nothing that would have justified a citizen’s arrest under Georgia law. Your justification for the actions of these white supremacists is as accurate as your spelling of Mr. Arbery’s first name.

  218. @Chrisnonymous
    @Polemos

    Ah, but Luke was not a Jedi knight yet when he wore that outfit!

    Replies: @Polemos

    What happens to make him a Jedi between that scene and


  219. [MORE]

  220. @Corvinus
    @Wilkey

    "but still there is this: her killer still has not been named."

    You mean the person who shot her.

    "It seems to me pretty much standard practice that anywhere else in the country when an officer kills a suspect he is publicly named."

    Indeed, it is a puzzler why he hasn't been named. Perhaps out of fear for his life given the magnitude of the event?

    "Why do policemen who protect congressmen get any better treatment than those who protect regular citizens?"

    What kind of treatment did the police get from the crowd, especially when they were told not to come inside the Capitol?

    "There are probably no less than 20 security cameras that recorded that shooting, but the odds are we will never get a full, honest account of what really happened, and whether it was justified."

    Is it not reasonable that we can judge for ourselves based on the available footage, the eyewitness testimony, and forensic evidence what happened? Cannot investigators (or a jury) make that determination? What to YOU would constitute a "full, honest account of what really happened?"

    Replies: @photondancer, @James B. Shearer, @Colin Wright

    ‘“but still there is this: her killer still has not been named.”

    You mean the person who shot her.’

    So your contention is that she isn’t dead.

  221. @Lagertha
    Child trafficking and SRA by courts is taking the Deep State down!


    https://youtu.be/BWf-eARnf6U

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha

    the children and babies you see in the first minutes of the vid are the millions of children that the Cabal abducts and keeps underground – transferring thousands of children like chattel, to destinations of abuse, SRA, rituals and certain death at the hands of the elite, degenerative, Cabal, and insane. Children are not bacon and scraps of waste. We are coming for you, you child eaters, you all! hahhahaaaa – there is nowhere to hide. Just kill yourself.

  222. @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    Most of our govt, bankers, Hollywood creeps are child rapists and torturers....yes...so hard to believe. Now, finally, you know, why I am so angry and volatile on Steve's site.

    My brother was rescued at the brink of time from pedoshit in NYC. It's real, folks. Now you know why I am full battle armer, all the time, every second. This rape is real.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    armor…battle armor. I want all the pedos to be smoothed. We have no need for pedophiles.

  223. @Lagertha
    Child trafficking and SRA by courts is taking the Deep State down!


    https://youtu.be/BWf-eARnf6U

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha

    This shit is real, assholes!!! This, this, this is why I am so crazy with anger! Cabal has tortured millions of our children and our ancestor’s children! For fuck’s sake, wake the fuck up!

  224. @Lagertha
    Child trafficking and SRA by courts is taking the Deep State down!


    https://youtu.be/BWf-eARnf6U

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha, @Lagertha

    for once in your life, do not be a coward

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