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Back before the Anti-Defamation League turfed out their septuagenarian leader Abraham Foxman in 2015 in favor of hard-charging MBA Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s staffers seemed to have gotten a little jaded. Somebody just drew my attention to this 2013 ADL posting after the Tsarnaev Brothers blew up the Boston Marathon by an anonymous author who seems to have carefully culled through my voluminous output looking for my most killer quotes:

Anti-immigrant Website Uses Boston Bombings to Target Immigrants
April 26, 2013

In the wake of the bombings during the Boston marathon, dozens of writers on the racist, anti-immigrant website VDARE published articles containing anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric. The site’s contributors used the tragedy to decry multiculturalism and diversity, to criticize the U.S. asylum/refugee programs in the United States and to specifically target Muslim immigration.

Well, yeah …

On April 22, Steve Sailer, a longtime VDARE contributor known for making racist statements, compared the Russian region of Dagestan to the United States in order to criticize multiculturalism, claiming, “Seriously, Dagestan should stand as an object lesson to the DC-NY-Cambridge conventional wisdom about the benefits of multiculturalism. Everybody in Dagestan knows that diversity is their weakness. The lack of solidarity keeps the place futile and backward.” The day before, on April 21, Sailer targeted immigration reform, stating, “The entire marketing campaign has been framed around pushing the mindset that it’s racist for Americans to try to choose who gets in. Instead of choosing, we should just take what we are given by the rest of the world and be grateful for their vibrant diversity. If you live in the Boston area and your windows have been rattling, well, that’s just the vibrancy manifesting itself.”

In reaction to the Boston bombings, VDARE writers also attacked the refugee/asylum programs in the United States. … Also on April 19, Sailer voiced his opposition to refugees/asylum seekers, claiming, “It’s funny how the refugee system works. It’s almost as if foreigners who are really good at getting their neighbors to hate them seem to wind up as refugees in America more than foreigners who are good at getting along with their neighbors. I’d say that that’s ironic, except that irony is racist.”

I could imagine that if you are employed at a low wage by the ADL or SPLC to persecute free thinkers you might eventually start asking yourself, “Are we the baddies?” and get back at your horrible bosses by curating the Steve Sailer Greatest Hits list at their expense.

Or do people who look to the ADL for moral guidance automatically find these zingers abhorrent?

Anyway, I’ve often thought about compiling a book of my best quotes — from a phrase to a paragraph — but perhaps my judgment is lacking?

If you feel like it, please suggest your favorite quotes of mine in the comments.

 
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  1. The swiftly deleted Prince Harry / Megan Markle royal coupling post had some good ones.

  2. Art Deco says:

    Foxman was critiqued during his reign as having corrupted the organization’s mission after he took over from Nathan Purlmutter.

    A great many philanthropies seem to exist to provide employment to twits. Their foundational mission was always twee, or it’s no longer salient, or its employees have lost interest in it. Corporation law governing philanthropies is weak and incorporates dubious principles, such as allowing self-regenerating boards operating in perpetuity.

    • Replies: @Dennis Dale
  3. “smart people don’t believe in intelligence anymore”

    • Agree: Sean, dearieme
  4. Pokemon Oppression Points. World War Hair (can’t touch this). Oppression Points Totem Pole. There are a lot more, but I’ll let the others in the class have a run at it. Oh, wait, one more:

    Alphabet Soup of Sexual Depravity (ASSD). No, wait…

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  5. “Diversity, liberty or equality: choose one.”

    • Agree: TWS
    • Disagree: Corvinus
    • Replies: @res
  6. Ben Gunn says:

    “crime is a growth opportunity for government”

    • Replies: @HyperDupont
  7. Thomas says:

    It’s almost as if foreigners who are really good at getting their neighbors to hate them seem to wind up as refugees in America more than foreigners who are good at getting along with their neighbors. I’d say that that’s ironic, except that irony is racist.

    Or do people who look to the ADL for moral guidance automatically find these zingers abhorrent?

    Well, the ADL was founded by the all-time world champions among people who are really good at getting their neighbors to hate them. Was founded in fact to persecute anyone who noticed that fact and to gaslight people into believing that noticing was “defamation.” I suspect they don’t see the irony.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Triteleia Laxa
  8. Anonymous[261] • Disclaimer says:

    ” Seth Rich was likely killed not by the Democrat Party elite, but the Democrat Party base “.

    😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

    • Agree: Sean
    • LOL: vhrm
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @slumber_j
    , @Desiderius
  9. Jtgw says:

    Hope for the former, plan for the latter

  10. If you can live another 30-50 years you can just read the anthologies.

    We’re too close. The Sailer Strategy stuff caught on because it’s backward enough to have some contemporary appeal.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  11. This is why we had Confucius Institutes, and why the regime is attacking them.

  12. PaceLaw says:

    A fairly recent quote, but something tells me this will be quite timeless: “I’m sorry, but it is time to stop excusing away the absurdly high rate of black criminality as an inevitable outcome of poverty or systemic racism or whatever and start asking blacks to just knock it off.”

    • Agree: vhrm
  13. Invade the world, invite the world (is it yours ?)

  14. “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

    That’s you, right? Seriously, you are something of an intellectual rapper, sampling and repurposing existing quotes and ideas. And to great effect. I’m a big fan, obviously.

  15. Art Deco says:
    @Thomas

    Well, the ADL was founded by the all-time world champions among people who are really good at getting their neighbors to hate them.

    No, their neighbors hate them because some people are malevolent.

    • Replies: @Thomas
  16. Art Deco says:
    @Desiderius

    I’ll wager you that the ancestors she knows in meatspace have been rather indulgent with her. People who talk rot weren’t getting an antagonistic response from the older generation, or their older generation is composed of people who can’t but together an argument against the rot, or have been too arrogant to listen to the older generation. This last is less common among young people who were told early and often they should be listening as well as talking.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  17. Jon says:

    For shorter quotes, “Invade the world, invite the world” and “War on noticing” seem like the ones I spot in the wild most often.

    • Agree: Some Guy
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Paleo Liberal
  18. Political correctness is a war on noticing.

    When all was said and done, more was said than done.

    What goes unsaid eventually goes unthought.

    Coalition of the fringes.

  19. You’re going to have to try even harder and be even pithier — a trip to BrainyQuotes reveals a list of perhaps a thousand quote-worthy authors, from Sigmund Freud to Satchel Paige, but no Steve gems as of yet. Mark Twain, Ben Franklin and Dorothy Parker can rest easy for the moment atop the apex of aphorisms

  20. “I never seek praise, but I accept it when it comes.” …Steve Sailer. Ok, I made that up. Best quotes are short and fit on a bumper sticker. Stay safe.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  21. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:

    If Kitty Genovese were attacked by Winston Moseley in 2020 instead of 1964, the media would obsess not over the dozens of witnesses who didn’t call the police but over the two or three who did. https://www.unz.com/isteve/type-i-and-type-ii-errors-in-central-park/

    So, while NYC appears to be much closer to Herd Immunity than the rest of the United States, as suggested by its 20,000 or so deaths, it’s not clear what is New York City’s precise herd: The residents of NYC? The residents of the U.S.? The residents of the whole world? https://www.unz.com/isteve/dr-katz-preserved-nycs-fragile-masculinity/

    If the mom had claimed, however, that her daughter wanted to be Prince Eric from Little Mermaid and demanded medical treatment to make “his” dream come true, that would have been stunning and brave. https://www.unz.com/isteve/munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy/

    Now, some might consider Dr. Davis’s lived experience to be edgy, perhaps even controversial. But let me point out that she hasn’t engaged in Felony Murder of a judge in almost a half century. https://www.unz.com/isteve/angela-davis-is-bidens-only-woman-of-color-vp-possibility-with-experience-running-for-vp/

    The sequence is a masterpiece of the memento mori genre, a terrifying depiction of the skull beneath the skin. Unfortunately, it’s supposed to be a romantic comedy. https://www.unz.com/isteve/sex-and-city-2/

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth, Harry Baldwin, Sean
    • Replies: @ChrisZ
  22. Some variation of the sentence in bold should be frequently repeated umtil understood by all (“Obama coalition” could be replaced by “Democratic coalition”):

    Steve Sailer:
    “We are constantly told that the GOP is doomed because it’s the party of straight white men. That may well be true, but few have asked: How can the diverse Democrats hold together? How can special interests as different as blacks and gays be kept in sync?

    The answer appears to be: The Obama coalition can stay together only by stoking resentment—and, indeed, hatred—of straight white men. This naked animus is rationalized by projecting the hate felt by the victorious Democrats onto the losers:

    We hate straight white Republican men because…they are so full of…uh…hate. Yes, that’s the ticket: We hate them because they are hateful. No, wait, I mean, we hate them because they are hate-filled. They’re practically Ku Klux Klanners.

    To service this Hunger for Hate, the prestige press assiduously generates the Democratic Party’s KKKrazy Glue by whipping up fear and loathing over hate crimes, even when they didn’t technically happen.”

  23. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Re the UFO thing: Quillette has an extraordinary article from a week ago that I just read (I’d sent it to my Kindle and just got around to it) that has obvious and trivial explanations for the three released Air Force UFO videos. The explainations are so startlingly dispositive that I can’t believe they were not in the New York Times article. What’s more, Quillette buries its lede at the end of the article (New York Times style?).

    https://quillette.com/2021/06/03/understanding-the-unidentified/

    The writer is one of those self-idenfied “skeptics.” These guys tend to be obnoxious, but I’m glad I stuck with the article until the end.

    In one of the videos, the object appears to zoom almost instantly off the screen, interpreted by some to indicate extraordinary speed and turning ability far beyond anything our jets are capable of. Astonishingly, West appears to be one of only a few people among the millions who have viewed these videos to have noticed in the upper left of the screen the camera “zoom” indicator double from 1 to 2 at the moment the object zooms to the left. When West slowed down the video replay by half at that moment, the extraordinary maneuver becomes quite ordinary.

    Oh.

    Well. That’s the end of that one.

    The “Go Fast” video purportedly shows an object with no heat source (and therefore propelled by some unconventional engine) that appears to move impossibly fast just above the surface of the ocean. West then conducted what he describes as “10th grade trigonometry” (based on the numbers provided in the video image itself) to show that, in fact, the object was well above the ocean surface at around 13,000 feet and was probably just a weather balloon traveling at about 30–40 knots. “Because of the extreme zoom and because the camera is locked onto this object … the motion of the ocean in this video is actually exactly the same as the motion of the jet plane itself. You’re seeing something that’s actually hardly moving at all and all of the apparent motion is the parallax effect from the jet flying by.”

    O.K. But there’s still number three.

    The most talked-about video is “Gimbal,” an object that appears to skim effortlessly over background clouds then come to an abrupt stop and rotate in midair, apparently without the propulsion systems necessary to pull off such a maneuver. West noticed that when the Gimbal object rotates, background patches of light in the scene also rotate in perfect union with the object. “I think what’s clear about Gimbal is it’s very hot—it’s consistent with two jet engines next to each other and the glare of these engines gets a lot bigger than the actual aircraft itself so the aircraft gets obscured by the glare,” West explains. “At the start of the video,” he adds, “it looks like the object is moving rapidly to the left because of the parallax effect, and the rotation was a camera artifact, and that the ‘flying saucer’ was simply the infrared glare from the engines of a distant aircraft that was flying away.” When he looked up the patents for that camera West found that the gimbal mechanism was responsible for the apparent rotation.

    Looking up patents. What a dweeb.

  24. ic1000 says:

    Affordable Family Formation.

    1. “Huh?”
    2. “Oh, yeah. I see that in action (for better or worse), where I live and where family/friends live.”
    3. “In fact, it’s pretty obvious.”

    [4. “I wonder why no mainstream figures discuss this?”]

  25. I have a soft spot for your ” The arc of the Moral Universe is long, but it bends towards lazy Susan baby distribution.” Although you do owe me a new keyboard for that one…

    • Agree: Gabe Ruth
  26. @Art Deco

    That’s well put, but the habit of limiting oneself to one generation back and overrating the importance of bad parenting is also part of the problem. I find contemplating the whole miraculous chain to be edifying in a way little else is.

  27. Anon[532] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    After finishing a re-read of my favorite book from the 1980s, Kem Nunn’s surf-noir Tapping the Source, I had a hankering to re-read Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. I see there is an annotated version out, released in 2018 from Vintage.

    Including:
    -Personal letters and source texts
    -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images
    -Film stills and art from the early pulps
    An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

    Uh, nope. The regular version will be fine. I know the novel doesn’t pass the Bechdel Test, and I don’t care.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  28. @Desiderius

    We’re too close.

    Naah.

    Desiderius – please; – try a little bit harder if you please?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  29. @Desiderius

    This is why we had Confucius Institutes, and why the regime is attacking them

    Well, what about Confusius Institutes? Or Confusia – institutes in that especially stylish and tasteful case of Look Out loud / I’m Bad and I’m proud here?

  30. I think it would be a good book.

  31. @Thomas

    Well, the ADL was founded by the all-time world champions among people who are really good at getting their neighbors to hate them.

    All success ends in failure. The only people who never fail are those too scared or despised to try.

    Stole some quotes from a quotes page. The first is savage:

    “In contrast to New Orleans, there was only minimal looting after the horrendous 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan – because, when you get down to it, Japanese aren’t blacks.”

    “What goes unsaid eventually goes unthought”

    “The typical white intellectual considers himself superior to ordinary white folks for two contradictory reasons. First, he constantly proclaims his belief in human equality, but they don’t. Second, he has a high IQ, but they don’t.”

    • Agree: Some Guy
  32. I got a Steve Sailer quote that encapsulates Sailer’s insouciant impishness regarding his height.

    This guy Sailer is extremely prideful of his height and he has repeatedly boasted of his offshore regional balancer strategy that he used when fencing — swordplay, not installing chainlink fence variety — and he thought it was hilarious that he could use his arm length and height to keep his shorter adversary at a distance while he picked and chose his moments of opportunity to slash or hit here or there.

    But the one that really made me laugh was about Sailer claiming a bit more than 6 feet four just to be safely over the magic 6 feet 4 inches.

    Steve Sailer in 2019:

    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor’s office and measured 6’4 1/8th” as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-air-that-you-breathe/#comment-3088192

    I replied thusly to Sailer in 2019:

    Holy shit, now Sailer is giving himself an 8th of an inch buffer to ward off shrinking below 6 feet 4 inches tall! WOW!

    This is why I say I got an IQ of 110 just to give me that extra ten points as a safety margin.

    It ain’t no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they’re nice enough!

    It ain’t no crime to be 6 foot 3 and a half inches tall.

    Ann Coulter is only 5 feet nine inches tall when I though she was 6 feet tall.

    Maybe Sailer is 6 feet 3 inches tall after all?

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-air-that-you-breathe/#comment-3088209

    I continued in 2019:

    Sailer only weighs in the upper 170s? You’re a damn stringbean!

    Why don’t you eat a hamburger or two like the ones that Hungarian ruling class whore Gorka is talking about.

    Omar and Pelosi and Schumer will grab the hamburger right out of your mouth! That’s what that foreigner bastard Gorka says.

    All you guys that have been making out like bandits off the stock market, real estate and bond bubbles inflated by the monetary extremism of the Federal Reserve Bank ought to donate to Sailer so he can eat some hamburgers with onion rings.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-air-that-you-breathe/#comment-3088226

  33. @Dieter Kief

    Don’t sell yourself short.

    A prophet finds no honor in his own country nor a genius in his own time.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  34. I think this is a great idea. Most of your quotable observations appear in your weekly columns, so you, or someone else with good judgment, could sift through those.

  35. Thomas says:
    @Art Deco

    No, their neighbors hate them because some people are malevolent.

    Expelled in 109 separate, recorded instances throughout history, by widely dispersed peoples who in many cases had never heard of each other, but who all had experience with this one particular group. It is not objectively reasonable or logically parsimonious to say that all of these different peoples just consistently came to hate this one particular group of people irrationally and without any cause. “Then one day, for no reason at all…” I can think of no other such examples in history (even the overseas Chinese, the other major market-dominant diaspora in the world, haven’t seen that level of consistent repulsion).

    • Agree: AndrewR
  36. @Thomas

    The only ever one-term US Presidents have been white men. White men must be rhe worst Presidents.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  37. I think your “Political correctness is a war on noticing” has legs.

    Terse and everyone know exactly what it means when they hear it.

  38. Neoconned says:

    I don’t remember the post but it was years ago before you moved to Unz…..

    Something about how tech workers in the Bay Area hated white plumbers because they would start talking about the Raiders or about his ex wifes…..you mentioned in the same post that illegals are preferred by tech types because they’re kinda like oompa loompas…..

    Anyway….the ooompa loompa quote….

  39. mmack says:

    Steve,

    I liked your recent Feast of Fistivus comment: https://www.unz.com/isteve/canada-just-one-month-is-not-enough-for-the-feast-of-fistivus/

    Your “Coalition of the Fringes” pops up more and more on comment threads.
    And your First Law of Female Journalism The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking. is always evergreen.

    • Agree: vhrm
    • Replies: @Dissident
  40. Also, Wikiquote has a pretty good assortment:

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Steve_Sailer

    • Thanks: res
  41. Steve Sailer says:

    The dominant culture of today is increasingly all about encouraging everybody outside of White Core Americans to be the worst person he, she, or it can be, to give full rein to the most petty resentments.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/guardian-refugees-should-be-resentful-ingrates/?highlight=%22white+core%22

    Steve Sailer says:

    In summary, what all this suggests is, that rather than try to manipulate voting the way Bush and Rove did through boosting subprime loans to Hispanics, what Republicans need to study is: what makes white people get married—stay married—and want to have children.

    I suspect that what the government can influence comes down to affordability: the cost of real estate; and satisfactoriness of public schools.

    What the Years Married measure implies is that the people who vote Republican tend to be happy white people.

    Therefore, it’s in the self-interest of Republican politicians to try to make white people happy.

    Hint: Mass, non-traditional, immigration is not the answer.

    https://vdare.com/articles/happy-white-married-people-vote-republican-so-why-doesn-t-the-gop-work-on-making-white-people-happy

    • Thanks: JimDandy
  42. Your quote on the difference between white guilt and Jewish guilt is gold.

    • Agree: Houston 1992
    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    , @res
  43. Jack D says:

    NY Times has an interesting article about the ACLU:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/us/aclu-free-speech.html

    There’s a real generational conflict between old style liberals who believe in defending free speech regardless of who is speaking and new style Leftists who think that is stupid. Obviously, the important thing is for Leftism to prevail – the Revolution is more important than the Constitution. Civil liberties are only useful insofar as they can be used to advance the cause of Leftism and have little value in and of themselves.

    And it’s not just free speech. It’s ALL constitutional rights, such as protections for the accused. Protections for the accused are good if the accused is a good person, a person of color, but they are bad if the accused is a white male. (The new Leftists tend to be female and/or POC and are apparently not bright enough to understand that if a ruling or law weakens protections for say evil white males then it also weakens them for everyone else. Or else they figure that they are going to be in control of the process from now on so there’s no need to worry about having to protect people of color – they will protect them thru control of the prosecutorial and judicial process whereas a powerful state is good because the state can then use its power to suppress Nazis.)

    In 2018, the Trump administration proposed revamping Obama-era regulations on Title IX, which sets guidelines for investigations of sexual harassment and assault on campuses. It strengthened protections for the accused.

    The A.C.L.U. tweet in response to the news was scathing: This “promotes an unfair process, inappropriately favoring the accused.”

    Because the A.C.L.U. has championed the due process rights of the accused for 100 years, the tweet came as a surprise. It turned out a staff member at the A.C.L.U.’s women’s rights project had typed and clicked “send.”

    It’s hilarious that the ACLU is tweeting in favor of state or administrative power – due process is unfair – making the people in power prove their case is unfair to the needs of the People. Maybe it’s time to bring back lynching. As long as those being lynched this time are white males there’s nothing wrong with it.

    • Replies: @BenjaminL
  44. One half of the Sailer Strategy worked great, that’s why regular conservatards (not an insult, retarded is slow not stationary, the tortoise wins the race) haven’t quite gotten there yet but they’re gaining.

    The other half of making the Ds the Black Party… looks at Sailer’s most dangerous graph… Sister Souljah counting the “ballots”… Barney Fife judiciary… Clyburn making Tweed look like Coolidge… profit!

    That part was wrong enough to go viral immediately.

  45. @Desiderius

    I should not say this maybe, but if we could help the brilliant host here to put a nice little collection of quotes together, that would do no harm. It would earn him no terribly big honors too (that’s the part I should have kept quiet about, I guess, but anyway). What I’m aiming at here is: Your honors danger is very small (could be neglected) and the gains would be moderate, but uplifting for sure for the happy few. I’ll stay with this nice idea.

    The first quote I would want to propose would thus have to be about nice things – the bright side of American life – just like this one:

    For example, as I’ve pointed out over the years, on the international PISA school tests, Asian-Americans do almost as well as Northeast Asian countries, white Americans outscore most white countries other than Finland and few other northern realms, Latino-Americans outperform all Latin American countries, and African-Americans beat the handful of black Caribbean countries that even try the test.We Americans do spend a lot to achieve these educational results, but our outcomes by global standards are much less terrible than most Americans assume.

    From https://www.takimag.com/article/the-wisdom-of-spotted-toad/

    Here is the counterpart:

    It’s an interesting question whether American intellectual life is becoming more corrupt. Maybe I was just naive about how things worked in the past, but it seems like more and more that everybody is desperate not to get cast out of the circle of respectability, with the lifestyle diminishment that would entail.
    That makes fields drowned in political correctness like education sitting ducks for sharp operators like Bill Gates.

    From: https://www.unz.com/isteve/bill-gates-common-core-megalomania/

    I like the Headline here too a lot: especially the part about the common core megalomania of – Bill Gates

  46. The bit about refugees tending to be people whose neighbors — the people who know them best — want to kill them: that’s not just one of your greatest lines, that’s also one of your (or anybody’s) greatest insights.

    • Replies: @res
    , @dearieme
  47. Jack D says:
    @Thomas

    I think there are plenty of such cases throughout history – hatred of the other is a human constant. It’s just that you’ve never heard of most of these other groups because they are extinct. The Jews (and the Roma) are the only ones who have managed to survive. Doesn’t it say something that they have survived 109 repressions and yet they still exist? They take a licking and keep on kicking.

  48. Steve, so far your readers aren’t really cooperating. Lots of off-topic and slightly-off-topic comments. But look at it this way: your readers appreciate you, but they aren’t suck-ups.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @SafeNow
  49. Not off topic for Today:1967…

  50. Pixo says:
    @Thomas

    -Expelled in 109 separate—

    Link? Seems dubious, or else just a bunch of tiny Holy Roman Empire substates whose princeling decides to welsh on his debt.

    • Replies: @res
  51. Instead, the dilution of the voting power of American citizens is praised lavishly as representingthe highest value of “who we are as Americans.”

    To protest, or even to notice, the open machinations to adulterate the value of your vote by importing millions of foreigners to increase the numbers of votes cast for the Democrats brands you as a deplorable.

    From 2016 which allegedly was borrowed recently by Carlson and used against “constant” gatekeepers.

  52. Rob McX says:
    @Desiderius

    On the plus side, she probably won’t be having any descendants to be ashamed of her.

  53. Rob McX says:

    Here’s one that still sticks in my mind nearly eight years later:

    12 Years a Slave is hailed by critics as a long-awaited breakthrough that finally dares to mention the subject of slavery after decades of the entertainment industry being controlled by the South.

  54. Moses says:

    The only thing worse for a non-White than living in a racist America among bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America and live among bigoted Whites.

    My all-time fave.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe, Dissident
    • LOL: vhrm
  55. iSteve’s reasoning is nuanced, so it is hard to narrow down to a slogan.

    Not direct quotes, but paraphrases OK?

    Sailer’s Theorem. Nothing in experimental psychology is reproducible except for IQ, which is strongly reproducible.

    Sailer’s Corollary. Advertising is a big fat waste of money, but business executives feel compelled to pay for it anyway.

    The New York Magazine, by the way, credits iSteve with

    HBD as a term and “Invade the world, invite the world” as a foreign policy.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/04/steve-sailer-invented-identity-politics-for-the-alt-right.html

    • Thanks: vhrm
  56. Art Deco says:
    @Thomas

    Expelled in 109 separate, recorded instances throughout history,

    I guess I’m fascinated to know which Stormfront imitator is peddling this metric.

    Again, if the Jews were such a problem, we’d have an accounting of actual misconduct observable and measurable, not works of the imagination you see on these boards.

  57. Moses says:
    @Jack D

    Doesn’t it say something that they have survived 109 repressions and yet they still exist? They take a licking and keep on kicking.

    “Repression” and “persecution” are like mother’s milk to us Jews. We require it to keep crisp in-group/out-group boundaries and an ethnocentric focus.

    In fact, one might even argue that Jewish behavior evolved unconsciously to attract persecution entirely for this fitness benefit. It’s a feature, not a bug.

    Jews never would have survived this long without eternal persecution.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    , @Dissident
  58. Trinity says:

    “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we would all have a Merry Christmas.”— Some dude named Dandy Don.

  59. “Noticing” is a single-word iSteve brand identity?

    I regard the highpoint of iSteve’s Noticing is the essay, “Lesbians are not Gay”?

    The take-home message is whatever you think of the morality of same-sex intimate relationships, gays, i.e., men, tend to be, at least outwardly, happy people who are fun to be with whereas Lesbians seem to be mad about something or another all the time?

  60. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    Problems associated with Gypsy and Traveler populations concern running afoul of quite ordinary provisions in penal codes and a refusal to observe basic hygiene. They’re admitted even by anthropologists oddly fond of them. Some historical countries with large Jewish populations (inter-war Hungary, inter-war Roumania, inter-war Poland) suffered social and cultural conflicts of a sort you might have seen anywhere given the facts on the ground. Jews are usually a single digit minority or < 1% of the population, and not known for criminal conduct.

    • Replies: @Jon
  61. Thomas says:
    @Jack D

    Doesn’t it say something that they have survived 109 repressions and yet they still exist? They take a licking and keep on kicking.

    That is a fair point, and it may say something. Though I don’t know if that “something” is necessarily a positive thing, even if it might be deserving of at least a grudging respect. The survival of distinctive minority ethnic groups as separate from the majority population in nations looks to me to be a strong promoter of persistent social discord and grievance. That’s all the more the case if the minority ethnic group in question shows tendencies towards assuming positions of social dominance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoritarianism#Dominant_minority), high in-group preference, deeply culturally inculcated suspicion if not hostility towards the majority population, potential dual loyalties, and so forth. The eventual elimination of such minority groups in societies, even if by integration and assimilation rather than expulsion or genocide, may be something that happens for a reason in most cases, and may not necessarily be a bad thing, at least from the standpoint of broad social stability.

  62. J.Ross says:
    @Art Deco

    There are such accounts, they are censored, removed from libraries, grounds for shadowbanning or banning, and “hate speech.”

  63. J.Ross says:

    It has to be one of the really pithy boiled-down bits about dishonest anti-white hysteria plus defunding the police leading directly to uncontrolled extreme violence.

  64. @Art Deco

    Their presence in the vanguard of every socially toxic movement out there, from bolshevism to the Frankfurt School to neo-conservatism to alphabet-soup-ism.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  65. AndrewR says:
    @Jake Barnes

    One I recall was: white girls are for marrying, black girls are for employing and mulattas are for fu-

  66. Rob McX says:

    On blacks: “…above criticism, but beneath agency”.

    • Agree: Redmen, Gary in Gramercy
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  67. Anonymous[195] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Divesity’, ‘Equality’ ‘Liberty’ – choose any two of the above.

    😀😀😀😀😀😀

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  68. AndrewR says:
    @Jim Christian

    Flight from White is my favorite.

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
  69. mmack says:
    @Appianglorius

    Steve’s quote encapsulates 21st Century America:

    “Invade the world.
    Invite the world,
    In hock to the world”

    From the evil New York Magazine:

    On foreign policy, too, Sailer has been a pervasive if subtle presence on the right. During the mid-2000s, he popularized the phrase “Invade the World, Invite the World”

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/04/steve-sailer-invented-identity-politics-for-the-alt-right.html

  70. tyrone says:

    “perhaps my judgment is lacking?”……CAREFUL ,your haters will use that as the money quote.

  71. AndrewR says:
    @Rob McX

    I mean, if a creature lacks agency then what’s the point of criticizing it? I don’t get mad at the fact my cat sheds hair and doesn’t clean it up. That’s just what cats do.

    The problem is that blacks do have some agency but our demonic elites pretend otherwise. Ibram X Kendi has infamously said “there’s nothing wrong with black people.” This implies any problems they face are entirely the fault of white people. What an utterly evil worldview.

  72. Thomas says:
    @Art Deco

    Not sure if Wikipedia has been taken over by Stormfronters, but here’s a handy reference.

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

  73. JMcG says:
    @Art Deco

    Well today is the anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. They murdered 34 Americans and wounded dozens more. Deliberately. I’d say that’s misconduct.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  74. @Jon

    Those are two sides of the same coin, or rather invade/invite is probably the most influential manifestation of his war on Sapir-Whorf forgetting (anamnesis) that not coincidentally ties in directly with what life itself may be about. Naming comes very early in the Bible for a reason.

    It would be no exaggeration to say that Invade/Invite was/is at the heart of the mysterious souring of the Wilsonian Project that still has our elites at a complete loss. Steve planted the seed for the great work of our best and brightest like Hanania:

    Anyone interesting in preserving and encouraging the diversity of the human species and our cultures has Steve to thank for the progress we’ve made and hope to continue making. Likewise the much more numerous interested in preserving and protecting their own.

  75. I could imagine that if you are employed at a low wage by the ADL or SPLC to persecute free thinkers you might eventually start asking yourself, “Are we the baddies?” and get back at your horrible bosses by curating the Steve Sailer Greatest Hits list at their expense.

    On the subject of greatest hits collections, the ADL made Louis Farrakhan sound pretty awesome in this one.

  76. @Jake Barnes

    Does anyone know the date of that post?

    Maybe we can find an archive.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  77. Steve’s method:

    (1) start with best guess rather than wishcraft

    (2) proceed empirically rather than ideologically

    (3) take your Ls like a (smarter) man

    But that’s just common sense. Exactly. For a great mind to content itself with sense merely common is a rare and felicitous accomplishment.

  78. I like his subtle “Tends to” because you use that as a shoehorn to insert plausibility into an argument.

  79. @kimchilover

    Please supply the quote. I am white and Jewish and I don’t feel guilt for anything. Seriously!

    • Replies: @vhrm
  80. @Desiderius

    I agree with RogueScholarBook’s point, but what is that sentence of yours about? The Confucius Institutes are supposed to be organizations of Chinese cultural/language dissemination, but they are nothing but foreign branches of the CCP. Many of them have been shut down, including one near me, and more power to the Trump Administration for starting that ball rolling.

    The wisdom of Confucius has nothing to do with these places – they spread more Confucion than Confuci-ism. (Thank you, Dieter!)

    .

    See “Mr. Confucius, are you, or have you ever been, a Communist?”

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  81. Anonymous[382] • Disclaimer says:

    “Gifts and prizes” – Something I reference almost every day. Can’t believe it hasn’t been mentioned yet.

  82. What say you, BAPman? Vote for Pedro?

    The hardcore invade/invite class really is something else. They’re not big but they’re balls-to-the-wall. No fecklessness or stupidity there. They know what they want and they just go after that shit.

    Should see what the price is to get them to go after something we want too.

  83. Anon[227] • Disclaimer says:

    From recode:

    ▲▼ Firing expected after Google CEO says employee who penned controversial memo on women has violated its Code of Conduct

    The author wrote, among other things, that females suffered from more “neuroticism”

    BY KARA SWISHER @KARASWISHER AUG 7, 2017, 8:46PM EDT

    In a memo to employees, CEO Sundar Pichai said the employee who penned a controversial memo that claimed that women had biological issues that prevented them from being as successful as men in tech had violated its Code of Conduct and that the post had crossed “the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

    He added: “To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK.”

    “It’s almost as if women tend to take everything personally and have a hard time thinking about statistical realities in abstract logical fashions.”

    That was funny!

    Then there was the post that elicited comments about all the football players who have more children than their low wonderlic scores.

  84. @International Jew

    IJ, I just can’t pull them out of my head so easily. If someone put a big list up, I’d vote for my favorites. The one you just mentioned is good, but I need to see it in the form that could fit on a bumper sticker… a wide bumper sticker that could fit on the bumper of a Hummer at least.

  85. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:

    The #blax cant handle hurricanes.

  86. @Ben Gunn

    “crime is a growth opportunity for government”
    Curtis Yarvin should be jealous of not coming up with this one.

  87. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Is Steve dying? There sure seems to be a lot of these legacy type posts/columns lately.

  88. Rud says:

    Your best quotables are the ones that boil down more complex ideas into pithy little bite sized gems.

    One of your more recent ones, and possibly my favorite, is “Above criticism and beneath agency.”

    It just captures the essence of it perfectly.

    • Thanks: vhrm
  89. “Liberalism as leapfrogging loyalties”

  90. SafeNow says:
    @International Jew

    “Steve, so far your readers aren’t really cooperating.” (coming up with quotes)

    Understandable, perhaps. The brain doesn’t work that way. (Quick, name some animals that begin with the letter, oh, let’s say T)

    Maybe s better exercise would be to make-up a fictitious Steve quote, one cleverly capturing the Steve ethos. After all, we live in a world of fake information. This would be practicing that fakery skill; getting ahead of the curve for the reeducation-camp curriculum.

  91. Grumpy says:

    I’ve been reading you for so long that your pithy lines have merged into a Gestalt in my mind.

    Off-topic:

    Our beloved Sid Richardson College has been demolished and replaced. You have said that Sid had the best view on campus because it was the only place from which you couldn’t see Sid, but it was a pretty sweet place to live. The balconies are gone now.

    The new Sid Rich is almost as ugly on the outside, and it’s absolutely hideous on the inside:
    https://news.rice.edu/2021/02/22/new-sid-rich-is-ready-to-rock/

    An unfortunate fashion in American campus architecture is exposed interior concrete. It’s bad enough to use it in classroom buildings, but it’s inhuman to use it like this in living spaces.

    • Replies: @Grumpy
  92. Anonymous[195] • Disclaimer says:

    The George W. Bush Doctrine:

    “Invade the World. Invite the World. In Hock to the World”.

  93. Where are all the famous old gay baseball players?

    –June 21, 2007

  94. “Winning the lottery doesn’t turn you into a genius” wasn’t that you on the wealth-IQ connection?

  95. Clyde says:

    “Invade the world, invite the world, in hock to the world” — Steve, you have used this one in a few years, with the additional “in hock to the world”. Massive trade deficits mean in hock to the world, and they are running at all time monthly highs.
    And in hock to China which has waged Covid-19 bio-warfare on the US and the world. Who will bet against the Chinese sending in short supply electronic chips to those they like, and screwing us.

  96. anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    you have no good quotes mein steve.

  97. res says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The Corvinus seal of approval leads me to another good comment. Thanks, Corvy!

    I like that quote. Do you have a link to where Steve said it in those words? The basic idea seems like a fundamental theme here (e.g. see the title of this post https://www.unz.com/isteve/more-diversity-more-inequality/ ) but I am not seeing it expressed in those words.

    Looking for the quote led me to this 2006 book review:
    https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2006/09/20/liberty-equality-diversity

    Some good stuff in there. For example.

    “The commitment to diversity,” Michaels writes, “has turned liberalism into a program for making rich people of different skin colors and sexual orientations more ‘comfortable’ while leaving intact the thing that makes them the most comfortable of all: their wealth.”

    Here is the book. Seems odd that I don’t get a good hit for the title when I search for it on unz.com.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  98. @Achmed E. Newman

    The people who told you that haven’t exactly covered themselves with glory and credibility recently. I’m pretty skeptical about anything handy for deflecting from the war of our own regime upon rivals to their absolute power, filial piety (aka patriarchy) foremost among them.

    The Nation in National Geographic isn’t China. The more one is concerned with what one’s ancestors thought the less one is worried about what Kendi does, and vice versa.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  99. Kylie says:
    @Anon

    “…I had a hankering to re-read Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep.”

    Thanks for reminding me. Have had the same hankering recently but instead reread The Man in the High Castle, The Barbarous Coast and The Secret History (yes, I know but I like it).

    Have you read Red Harvest? My god. Hammett could write rings around Chandler. I stayed up till the wee hours finishing it, the anticipation prevented me from sleeping. And that was the second reading, when I already knew what but was hazy on the how and why. That novel is kinetic.

    Anyway, thanks.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @anon
  100. res says:
    @kimchilover

    This?
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-jewish-guilt-the-shortest-entry-on-wikipedia/

    As far as I can make out, “white guilt” is the worry that your ancestors were too ethnocentric, while “Jewish guilt” is the worry that you aren’t ethnocentric enough for your ancestors.

    • Replies: @kimchilover
  101. res says:
    @International Jew

    The bit about refugees tending to be people whose neighbors — the people who know them best — want to kill them: that’s not just one of your greatest lines, that’s also one of your (or anybody’s) greatest insights.

    That’s a good one. I vaguely remember it, but can’t find the link. Does anyone have a reference?

  102. Not Raul says:

    It’s ironic that the organization is called the Anti-Defamation League, when it was founded to defame an innocent Black man, accusing him of a murder that Leo Frank actually committed.

  103. @Desiderius

    Desi, was there ever a time when so many inconsequential people spout nonsense and strike a pose. Always posing.

  104. Speaking of quotes,Biden has been quoted thusly: “Trans people, I’ve got your back.” Indeed.

  105. GOLFOCAUST

    I say:

    Any and all sarcasm or iconoclasm about the so-called “holocaust” will be noticed by certain elements in the Ruling Class of the American Empire.

    Steve Sailer in 2018:

    The press has had a hard time figuring out how to get Trump over his golfing, in part because the last two Democratic presidents were such fanatical golfers. Heck, Hillary’s husband is a member of Trump’s Trump National Westchester Golf Club.

    Another problem for the media is that Trump is kind of Al Czervik, Rodney Dangerfield’s character in Caddyshack. He’s the good guy in the movie, not the bad guy.

    Surprisingly, this is the only mention of the Golfocaust in the entire essay. The usual perspective nowadays is that the problem with country clubs is that great-grandpa had to help found Hillcrest CC because he couldn’t get into Los Angeles CC. But much of Goldfarb’s leftist ire is instead directed at Jewish country clubs (I get the impression that he only gets invitations from blood relatives who feel obliged to put up with him), although you have to read carefully to notice that.

    In the future, everybody must wear Body Mikes at all times so that the authorities can determine if they ever make a politically incorrect comment in their lives. No more locker room privacy! Everything must go on your permanent record. We need to install super sensitive microphones in every sprinkler head on every golf course so that nobody will ever find themselves in private where they can’t be spied upon.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-trump-is-bad-because-he-belongs-to-country-clubs/?highlight=golfocaust

  106. CHM says:

    Because Taleb has a much higher IQ than I have, the only way I can win an argument with him is by being right.

    • Replies: @res
  107. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    That’s Steve’s best ever quote.

  108. @Rob McX

    Rob, great play on words even if unintended…”On the plus side..” ya think?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  109. El Dato says:

    No comment yet on the murder of a Muslim family in Canada?

    The virtue-signalling is intense to the point where you are now being threatened to be put on the terrorist list in case you don’t fully accept Islam in your heart. Additionally, Pakistan’s Prez (you know, the nation that’s entirely non-phobic about any and all religions) is already trying to get the same benefits out of “islamophobia” as those conferred by the “anti-semitism” magical word for crimestop and banishment.

    ‘It has to stop’: Canada’s PM Trudeau brands killing of Ontario Muslim family a ‘terrorist attack’

    I didn’t even know it was going on.

    “This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities”

    “They were all targeted because of their Muslim faith,” Trudeau said of the family. “This is happening here, in Canada. And it has to stop.”

    We shall “dismantle far-right hate groups, like we did with the Proud Boys by adding them to Canada’s terror listing”

    Trudeau previously addressed the attack, saying “this hate is insidious and despicable” and has “no place in any of our communities.” He added that his administration would continue to combat “Islamophobia.”

    No place, you hear! The combat shall continue. Combat the bat of hate!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  110. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Art Deco

    We’re talking about the ACLU, ffs. It’s not some wealthy wife’s pet project or an employment program for Jewish scrubs.

    • Replies: @Anon
  111. Rob McX says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    It was unintended, but now that you mention it…

  112. @Desiderius

    How do you know which people told me that? I am quite familiar with the operation. I know a Professor of Chinese literature involved in the one of these places. I know Chinese people I can trust who know what goes on. You don’t invite foreign governments into your institutions. It’s just stupid.

    National Geographic magazine is the subject of an upcoming post on Peak Stupidity. The “Nation” in that magazine now is the Nation of Wokeness and Climate Alarmism, especially the latter. You can’t pick up a single issue and just learn about a place, without the lefty politics.

    .

    Oh, and from the 2nd link in my above comment, one of MY favorite quotes. I just cracked myself up reading it a year later:

    Confucius say “Man who follow Renin, I imagine soon have no possession.”

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Desiderius
  113. What Are My All-Time Best Quotes?

    Maybe the funniest thing you’ve ever written:

    (not a concise “quote”, but riveting nonetheless)

    Earth Ball: A Catastrophic Hippie Sport

    I’ve only seen Earth Ball played once, at Rice U. in about 1977 in a dorm v. dorm mass melee. I would have played but I had a cold so I staked out a good viewing spot on the 50 yard line.

    The referee put the huge ball on the midfield stripe as two vast teams assembled on their own goal lines. When the ref blew his whistle, most of the 100 or so competitors ran at 3/4th speed toward midfield, but three guys from the opposing team dashed headlong toward the ball, along with one fellow from my dorm, Stu.

    Stu sprinted toward the ball to give his team the advantage. When he was ten feet away, he longjumped chest first into the ball. Unfortunately, he impacted it just as the three other sprinters slammed into the opposite side of the ball. The ball compressed, then flung poor Stu backwards about 15 feet through the air. Stu landed awkwardly just as a mob of his teammates clomped down the field and trampled him, leaving him in considerable pain. It was the closest thing I’ve seen to a Chuck Jones cartoon in real life.

    Within a few minutes of brutal play, a pretty girl named Velma Potash had her clavicle broken and had to be taken to the hospital.

    I left at that point. I learned later that the game was finally won by the other team. They eventually figured out to have the 6’11” backup center on the college basketball team, Doug Ekeroth, tap the ball to himself as he jogged down the field while his most bruising comrades formed a 360 degree wall of blockers around him to keep anybody from my dorm from suckerpunching him while he concentrated on tapping the ball.

    Earth Ball did not become a regular event on the Rice calendar.

    More quotes from searching Steve and Sailer in my comment history…

    (Ron Unz: Please implement a way for us to search our own and others’ Agree, Disagree, Thanks, LOL tags; I would have found more Steve quotes)

    This was great:

    Obey Giant / Obey Colossus

    On the Jewish psyche:

    Jews have taken on the role of societal SuperEgo, while wanting to remain the Id in private.

    Will Jews eventually figure out that promoting antiwhite hate is not good for the Jews?

    On female Olympic gymnastics:

    It’s a contest to identify the World’s Best Pixie, just as the Winter Olympics figure skating finds the World’s Best Princess.

    On NFL goings on:

    On Sunday, Capt. Alejandro Villanueva, the son of a Spanish officer and a West Point grad who had earned the Bronze Star serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, was the only Steeler to emerge from the locker room for the national anthem, for which he apologized on Monday.

    There are a number of additional changes that could be made in the game to make it slightly less brutal. For example, the grass on the playing field could be grown longer so that players would run more slowly.

    This iSteve headline:

    Social Worker First Responders as Hostage Meat

    And finally, some golf course double entendres (or was it just me 😉 ) :

    thick forests cut down on wind, too much shade makes it harder to grow good turf, and dense forests can make it hard to find your golf ball or do anything except chip out sideways

    After all, creeks running year round in the dry Hollywood Hills aren’t natural.

    On the other hand, streams are pretty and make pleasant sounds.

    members will start adding back a little rivulet here and there

    you drive your golf cart into a hole in a mountainside into a long tunnel that leads to an elevator that takes you up to the clubhouse

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  114. slumber_j says:
    @Anonymous

    Yeah, that’s really good. Right up there for me and perhaps not entirely unrelated (if less obviously compressed) is this:

    The 2015 iSteve Male of the Year award goes to a man who vividly represents so many facets of the American male in the 21st Century: his diversity, vagueness, obscure heritage, strange destiny, poverty, multiculturalism, dreams of violence, feelings of guilt, terrible job, worse friends, professional cuckoldry, and vague, gnawing awareness that he’s just a hapless patsy in much larger schemes that, if he could only understand them, would turn out to be even stupider than he is.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/announcing-the-2015-male-of-the-year/

  115. The thing I’ll always remember best is when Steve had a ‘spot the Hispanic’ quiz featuring lots of ‘conquistador Americans’ (another good Steveism). I thought that that was the whole point of his article–that the Hispanic label in America can include some pretty white people.

    And then, scrolling to the bottom was a picture of George Zimmerman with the words ‘white hispanic’ underneath. I wasn’t expecting it, and it cracked me up.

  116. @JohnnyWalker123

    December 3, 2017

    Not his typical wry detachment, angry & ugly, and appropriately deleted.

    • Disagree: Mike Tre
    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  117. Anonymous[195] • Disclaimer says:

    “Tom Stoppard”

  118. @Kylie

    kylie, I was recently introduced to the writings of Erik Larson (Erik with a K.) Narrative history as a page turner. Start with “Dead Wake” about the torpedoing and sinking of the ‘Lusitania.’ Spellbinding writing. I have read all but one of his books this Spring.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  119. @Rob McX

    The heifer is very likely to have children via a black male. Of course, those descendants are likely to loathe her and themselves.

  120. @Jon

    Originally the quote was, in reference to G W Bush’s policies:

    “Invade the world,
    Invite the world,
    In hock to the world “

    It appears after the massive Trump deficits the last of the three has been forgotten.

    And it was Steve’s best quote by a country mile.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  121. res says:
    @Pixo

    This article discusses a dataset of “1,366 city-level persecutions of Jews from 936 European cities between 1100 and 1800.”
    https://www.wired.com/2013/03/the-long-data-of-european-jewish-expulsions/

    On page 9 of the associated paper we see:

    Our dependent variable Persecution is binary and measures whether there is either an expulsion or other major violent act (i.e. a pogrom) against Jews in a city in a given five-year period. There are 1,366 such events in our base data set: 821 expulsions and 545 pogroms. Our other dependent variable is Expulsion and measures whether there is an expulsion or not in the city during the five-year period.

    Visualization below.

    [MORE]

  122. @Buffalo Joe

    There will be consequences.

  123. @El Dato

    El, trudeau needs a pony to ride while he tries to explain to Canadians why the country is still shut down, borders to the USA are closed, biden cancelled the Keystone Pipeline, Michigan’s whitmer is closing Pipeline#5, the biden administration is imposing an 18% tariffs on lumber, and less than 5% of Canadians have both their vaccine shots. The dead muslims…”look a squirrel.”

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  124. His name has always been Winston Boogie Smith.

  125. I always liked your formulation “Invade the world, invite the world, in hock to the world.”

  126. @Inquiring Mind

    Lesbians seem to be mad about something or another all the time?

    Lesbian bed death is all too real.

    As for an iSteve slogan, “The World’s Most Important Graph’” comes to mind.

  127. @Anonymous

    Come to think of it the three-letter agencies really are the D base now so that fits.

  128. here’s a quote steve should’ve made.

    History is the history of peoples/families. Culture, politics, economics, … are all epiphenomena of the blood. A state is no better than its demographics. It is its people, not its supposed ideas. An idea nation is not a nation at all. It’s a joke. It’s evil…It’s one thing if i call my kid “stupid”. It’s a whole ‘nother thing if you call my kid “stupid”. Psychopathy in service of the family is human nature, and it is insuperable. No matter how much propaganda, it is right for us.

  129. @res

    It might have come from a comment on Marginal Revolution or EconLog.

    I thought Steve came up with, “We live in an age in which satire is impossible,” but when I ran it through search engines I determined it could have been Sailer, Porter, me, or any number of other people.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  130. @Achmed E. Newman

    Ach, a few years ago the new editor of NatGeo introduced herself by writing the she was the first woman and first jew to be editor at NatGeo. She then wrote a laundry list of mea culpas for NG’s past sins, such as describing head hunters as ‘primitive.’ Strangest thing she said was they would not be featuring any more photos of polynesian women…too beautiful I guess.

  131. @res

    Yup, that’s the one. I think Steve sites Philip Roth’s “Portnoy’s Complaint” as an example of the latter.

  132. @Jack D

    “repressions” lol.

    Keep on being Jack, Jack!

  133. Off topic.
    What do folks think of Charles Murray’s book Facing Reality?
    Despite the official release date of June 15, the publisher has been shipping copies since sometime in May. In a nutshell:
    • (A) Significant differences in cognitive ability exist between populations.
    • Specifically, the populations within the US that he calls “European,” “African,” and “Latino.” (“Asian” figures into the book as a fourth population, but plays less of a role, for technical reasons.)
    • (B) Significant differences in violent crime rates exist between populations.
    • These two differences (A&B) have led to economic differences. So-called “systemic racism” is a canard.
    • If we do not face the reality of A&B, then the American Experiment is toast.

  134. @Achmed E. Newman

    https://twitter.com/Peter_Nimitz/status/140233408015535?s=20

    Well thank God we’ve been doing everything we can to crowd out their potential replacements at an ever increasing rate for the past half century.

    Have no fear, Senator Hawley, your good friend Senator Tillis has a drow army at hand just chomping at the bit to do the jobs his useless constituents are too lazy and racist to do.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @J.Ross
  135. Anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/cdc-white-lives-matter-less/
    Now, you might think that ethical reasoning would suggest that life-or-death policies should be based on more neutral criteria such as age rather than on race. But that’s because you believe “All lives matter,” which is now racist.

    In case you are wondering why “equity” has replaced “equality,” well, basically it’s because blacks have had equality under the law for two generations now without much improvement in their performance over the past forty-plus years. They don’t want equal protection of the laws; they want privileged treatment.

    But the striking fact is that the CDC authorities did not bother to make sensible-sounding non-racist arguments that would covertly have a disparate impact upon whites. Instead, it was inconceivable to them that anybody might object to their plan for letting whites die more. They took it as a given that White Lives Matter Less.

  136. Neoconned says:

    Just tested positive for Covid. These are bizarre symptoms…..NEVER HAD anything like it before.

    — shortness of breath
    — a weird tickle sensation in my throat that aggravates my gag reflex
    –violent uncontrollable coughing….so bad i think i cracked my ribs.
    –slight loss of taste
    –MASSIVE SUPPRESSION of appetite….im a BIG DUDE….LOOK LIKE A BOUNCER….i can eat most people i know under a table….had to force myself to eat yesterday & today….probably a good thing….i need to lose weight
    — body aches and pains ALL OVER…like with the flu
    — weird muscle spasms that hurt like hell. Ill stretch 1 way to allieviate the pain and the pain moves someplace else. Thank God i have a crazy high pain tolerance.
    –feel like i have a really bad hangover….like i drank a bottle & a half of vodka hangover
    –confusion
    –fluid on my lungs

    Whats bizarre is I’ve never had a purely respiratory infection like this with no snot or mucus. I thought it was pneumonia. But no snot. No runny nose. No sore throat. Just shortness of breath and that weird tickle feeling….

    • Replies: @anon
  137. anon215 says:

    From “Is the Secret Ballot Racist?”:

    Who knows what sick things those cisgendered Islamophobes are doing all alone in their voting booths? It’s disgusting when you stop and think about. In a contemporary system, voting machines would take selfies and automatically share your vote to the world over Facebook and Twitter. How you vote should be on your Permanent Record so you can be fired for it later. Maybe at present we don’t have the power to persecute those who voted wrong in the past, but if voters knew that day was coming, that day would come faster!

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  138. Hunter Biden.

    If we were living in past times, the real scandal wouldn’t be his usage of the “En-Word.” The real scandal would be his mockery and disavowal of God.

  139. Anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/the-scramble-for-america/
    Obviously, Pelosi’s rhetoric isn’t intended to persuade anyone rationally: Like much of elite reasoning in recent years it’s fundamentally childish, based on an appeal to simplistic assumptions about who are the Good Guys and who are the Bad Guys. The dominant dichotomy about punching up versus punching down, for example, makes sense to a 6-year-old boy: We know that the good guys punch up at the bad guys. Why? Because they are good.

    https://www.takimag.com/article/arguing-against-reality/
    In Saini’s sprawling conspiracy theory about the malign forces that inspire evil scientists to keep on noticing differences between human groups despite seventy years of politically correct censorship, I am cast as a villain, along with, among others, polymath Francis Galton, psychometrician Arthur Jensen, geneticist James D. Watson, rock singer Morrissey, Harvard geneticist David Reich, and even Albert Einstein. (That lineup makes me feel like the batboy on the 1927 Yankees: honored just to be on the same field.)
    Saini gets her story about me so wrong that’s it’s hard to have much confidence in the rest of her book.

    https://vdare.com/articles/the-race-faq
    It means it’s time for our intellectuals to grow up. The world is what it is. Making up fantasies about it, and demonizing scientists such as James Watson, just makes reality harder to deal with.

  140. MNL says:

    It’s an oldie but still one of my favorites on today’s idiotic definition of sexual harassment:

    What self respecting woman would admit that no man had ever made an unwanted sexual advance toward her? She’d be admitting either that no man’s ever made her a sexual advance or that she’s never met a sexual advance she didn’t like.

  141. Jack D says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Devil in the White City is very well done. Modernity (both its glories and its pathologies) did not begin yesterday. They say that the past is a different country but Chicago 1893 is more like a neighboring county than a different country – it has many familiar features.

  142. “By the way, seeing myself quoted alongside more respectable figures, I have to admit that I really do come across as a sarcastic bastard.” –Getting Schooled.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/my-review-of-the-magisterial-hbd-aware-history-of-education/

    = – = – = – =

    ‘ “Awardable Housing:” A useful neologism ‘

    “Affordable Housing is Awardable Housing” (perhaps this is not from Steve, but he has popularized it and riffed on it)

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2012/09/awardable-housing-useful-neologism.html

  143. dearieme says:
    @International Jew

    refugees tending to be people whose neighbors — the people who know them best — want to kill them

    Wot, like the Pilgrim Fathers, you mean?

    • Replies: @International Jew
  144. @Desiderius

    “This [twitter] page doesn’t exist.” I have no idea now what you are talking about now. Can you write some stuff without tweets or just include screenshots? If nothing else bothersome from them, they make these unz comment threads bounce around for 15 seconds every time I reload one, until it all settles down.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  145. El Dato says:

    OT:

    US Senate votes to give financial aid to ‘Havana Syndrome’ victims & resurrects spectre of mystery weapon behind ‘attacks’

    The US Senate has unanimously voted to pass a bill that provides additional financial support for American diplomats and spies stricken by a range of debilitating health conditions consistent with the so-called ‘Havana Syndrome’.

    The bipartisan law – Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks (HAVANA) Act – passed on Monday authorizes funding for treating illnesses with symptoms relating to the so-called syndrome, including headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, hearing and vision impairment, vertigo and memory loss.

    It’s time to submit an application!

  146. @Achmed E. Newman

    Will do. Feel like there’s a good conversation going on that you’d make a productive part of.

    Here’s a working link:

    I’ve seen these things happening from the inside for most of my life. Maybe too excited not to be a voice in the wilderness so much now.

  147. JohnnyD says:

    Steve,
    You should ask your good friend John Podhoretz to pick his favorite Sailer quote.

  148. I liked the quip about Sicilians (or whoever) emigrating to the New World and “airing out their genes”. Was that your own?

    I went hunting for Marx’s actual quote about history repeating itself and found that he never said it concisely in one sentence. It was more of a theme or a running gag that he’d come back to. Your best points seem to operate the same way.

    Some Brit maintained that the UK actually did have a written constitution, just not all in the same place.

  149. J.Ross says:

    OT in 2003 Fauci appeared on C-Span’s The National Pulse to discuss SARS. A doctor called in and told him to resign. It’s on Rumble but Rumble doesn’t let you copy video address from an embedded video. Not sure how to download it either. Looked for it on Rumble and the search sucks. Video is real and plays normally as an embed.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  150. As for Confucian Institutes there’s one nation whose institutions across the board are explicitly attacking filial piety with malice aforethought (ask them, they’ll tell you!) and it isn’t China.

    That’s the point. China is distraction whatever they’re doing. If domestic US isn’t addressed they can have their way and will. And not just China.

    As for not attracting new qualified people the qualifiers and trainers are brazenly racist and sexist. Every scientist or engineer on PBS is female. The entire pipeline is a giant clusterfuck. And yet you could still just hire some gamers and train them and make due. But Tillis wants to elect a new people.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Ralph L
  151. Anon[322] • Disclaimer says:

    ” Blacks are above criticism but below agency”

  152. J.Ross says:
    @Desiderius

    A drow army? So … feminism with spiders?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  153. J.Ross says:
    @J.Ross

    Follow-up to this — Here it is on BitChute:


  154. Jon says:
    @Art Deco

    Jews are usually a single digit minority or < 1% of the population, and not known for criminal conduct.

    The Jews are not known for criminal conduct in the same way the Asians are not.
    Compare:

    https://www.transparency.org/en/cpi/2020/table

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/murder-rate-by-country

  155. Jon says:
    @Art Deco

    Again, if the Jews were such a problem, we’d have an accounting of actual misconduct observable and measurable, not works of the imagination you see on these boards.

    As a fellow Judeo-Christian, I think its important that we all admit the fact that some of our Judeos haven’t always been living up to our shared Christian ideals.

  156. “Liberalism isn’t really concerned with white-black equality as much as it’s preoccupied with proving white-over-white superiority.”

    –Crevasses in the Classroom.

    https://www.takimag.com/article/crevasses_in_the_classroom_steve_sailer/

    = – = – = -= – = –

    Some of your articles on Section 8 as a way to move urban Blacks away from potentially high-rent world class cities are especially good. The Ferguson article has a lot of good quotes that are unfortunately harsh and tend toward being mean-spirited.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/ferguson-is-a-story-of-the-section-8-era/

    “The powers that be prefer for poor blacks to leave town with Section 8 rent subsidy vouchers that go further in declining suburbs like Ferguson.”

    and

    “Poor blacks are the biggest Hot Potato in modern America. Liberal white urbanites realize today that their ancestors made a terrible mistake in the Postwar era by ceding much of the most valuable urban land in America to poor blacks. So they are offloading poor blacks on the less powerful, such as residents of second rate suburbs and of undistinguished small towns. But for this process, in which trillions of dollars of real estate values are at stake, to proceed smoothly without complaints from the less well connected about what is coming their way, it’s important to Control Discourse, to periodically demonize various minor league white people for engaging in pattern recognition.”

    sorry–these are block quotes, not snippets.

    Your frustration during the Ferguson events brought you to reach rhetorical peaks. Perhaps you write best when you are a little pissed off.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/ferguson-is-a-story-of-the-section-8-era/

    = – – =

    elsewhere in the August 2014 thread there is this, as a headline for a blog post:

    “Liberals Never Notice They’ve Been Running America Racially Since 1964”

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/liberals-never-notice-theyve-been-running-america-racially-since-1964/

    = – – =

    also,

    “The Narrative is controlled in the *re*telling of the story.”

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-kitty-genovese-murder-after-50-years/

    pointer at leadandgold

    http://leadandgold.blogspot.com/2011/05/insider-explains-narrative.html

    = – = – =

    • Agree: Desiderius
  157. @Desiderius

    As for Confucian Institutes there’s one nation whose institutions across the board are explicitly attacking filial piety with malice aforethought (ask them, they’ll tell you!) and it isn’t China.

    No doubt. You gotta deal with more than one problem at a time though. It’s tough.

    That’s the point. China is distraction whatever they’re doing. If domestic US isn’t addressed they can have their way and will. And not just China.

    It’s really more interrelated than that. The CCP most definitely likes to Chinese people to interfere in US domestic affairs. They LUV that woke shit that wastes our time and distracts us, and they wanted Trump out just as much as the New York Times did.

    Re: your last paragraph, I think you are back to the Nat-Geo tweet again? (I really don’t know.) Yes, Tillis is a traitor to his country. People like that should have the crap beaten out of them by their constituents, at least in a real Constitutional Republic, had we one of those.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
  158. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    “I never seek praise, but I accept it when it comes.” …Steve Sailer. Ok, I made that up. Best quotes are short and fit on a bumper sticker. Stay safe.

    Lemme fix this for you…

    “I never seek personal praise, but I accept it’s inevitability.”
    – Steve Sailer

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  159. Jon says:
    @Jack D

    Doesn’t it say something that they have survived 109 repressions and yet they still exist? They take a licking and keep on kicking.

    What does it say?
    1. They don’t learn from the past?
    2. The joy of destroying other cultures is worth the pain of persecution?
    3. Their “persecutors” are their moral betters because they aren’t willing to go the distance?
    Yeah, I guess it says a lot of things. None of them seem very good, though.

  160. FYI Troy Apke is getting snaps at corner during minicamp so we might see our first white CB since Sehorn.

  161. BenjaminL says:
    @Jack D

    That excellent ACLU article is — unsurprisingly — by Michael Powell, who has fearlessly made a specialty of gently questioning the Woke Narrative from within the walls of the NYT.

    He has to be extremely subtle to avoid cancellation, but I fear that they will catch up with him and defenestrate him sooner or later.

    Steve posted about his Smith College article here

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/open-season-on-townies/

    And I have to repost this quotation — from my comment on Steve’s post on Powell’s article on Racist Musicology — about how Powell’s temerity has earned him a special editing process, in an effort to preemptively avoid Woke blow-ups:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-it-racist-to-say-that-beethoven-was-greater-than-esperanz/#comment-4473348

  162. Anon[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dennis Dale

    It’s mission was to scrub the reputations of Jewish underworld figures ark make them fit for polite society. That mission has long since been accomplished.

  163. ChrisZ says:
    @Anonymous

    All great choices, Anonymous. But the one about Angela Davis would fit comfortably into a Wodehouse anthology.

  164. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:

    If it was you who likened Intersectionality to Heraldry, then that one.

  165. Jmaie says:

    Can’t believe 135 comments in and no one else has mentioned “Magic Dirt.”

  166. Jmaie says:
    @Inquiring Mind

    The take-home message is whatever you think of the morality of same-sex intimate relationships, gays, i.e., men, tend to be, at least outwardly, happy people who are fun to be with whereas Lesbians seem to be mad about something or another all the time?

    That is the stereotype but I have four such family members (within 2nd cousin level) who are all a hoot to hang out with. Seriously, not making a joke…

    • Agree: Desiderius
  167. Pixo says:

    Kamala is sounding like the Australian general:

    “I want to be clear to folks in the region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border,” she said. “Do not come. Do not come.”

    • Replies: @Ralph L
  168. @Anonymous

    Nope. You only get one.

    Diversity – requires speech and behavioral codes enforced by a powerful central authority.
    Equality – destroyed by Diversity. Requires totalitarian government to equalize outcomes.
    Liberty – only possible with an ethnically homogenous nation that agrees on its priors.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  169. I’m not a fan of your witticisms. That said:

    “The worst thing about being poor in America in the 21st Century is not lacking stuff, it’s not being able to afford to move away from other poor people.”

    and

    “What you won’t hear, except from me, is that ‘Let the good times roll’ is an especially risky message for African-Americans. The plain fact is that they tend to possess poorer native judgment than members of better-educated groups. Thus they need stricter moral guidance from society. … In contrast to New Orleans, there was only minimal looting after the horrendous 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan — because, when you get down to it, [the] Japanese aren’t blacks.”

    I thought that last part — “when you get down to it, Japanese aren’t blacks” was authored by Jared Taylor. But apparently not.

    And yes, your judg(e)ment is lacking in my view. A few quotes of yours collected in quote websites and maybe a Wikiquote page will suffice.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  170. @Jake Barnes

    The fragrant journalist Julia Burchill has just been sacked for suggesting Harry and Megan’s new kid should be called Georgina Floydina.

  171. @Jack D

    They take a licking and keep on kicking.

    They are indeed a compulsively sado-masochistic bunch! YHWH is glad to oblige.

    • LOL: Desiderius
  172. The one after Hurricane Katrina which caused a minor kerfuffle.

  173. @Art Deco

    Again, if the Jews were such a problem …

    If the “109 countries” metric is true, it shows that Jews can’t take a hint and keep returning to where they’ve been repeatedly shown the door. They seem unpopular for some reason.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  174. @J.Ross

    Dark Aryans, i.e. dot Indians.

    South Asians is more euphemism than I can stomach.

    Brahmins usually works but I think Tillis wants all comers.

  175. Our sons will write the Sailer quote books, we get to enjoy the genuine article. Mostly.

  176. It was almost certainly a typo, but you’d have to go a ways to beat “Sometimes the glass is party empty”

  177. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    “Their presence in the vanguard of every socially toxic movement out there, from bolshevism to the Frankfurt School to neo-conservatism to alphabet-soup-ism.“

    Individual presence, assuredly. Toxic? Your mileage will vary.

    Of course, their contributions to the demise of what is wholesome in the world pales in comparison to the collective efforts by Europeans on the tens of millions negatively impacted by colonialism, chattel slavery, and imperialism.

    They are the true originators of “invade the world, invite the world”.

  178. Corvinus says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    “They seem unpopular for some reason.“

    According to Who/Whom? What a handy rhetorical shiv. Thanks, iSteve.

  179. Can’t believe there have been 164 comments and no one mentioned Steve’s quote about Nawlins after Katrina.

    “What you won’t hear, except from me, is that ‘Let the good times roll’ is an especially risky message for African-Americans. The plain fact is that they tend to possess poorer native judgment than members of better-educated groups. Thus they need stricter moral guidance from society.”

  180. @anon215

    In a contemporary system, voting machines would take selfies and automatically share your vote to the world over Facebook and Twitter. How you vote should be on your Permanent Record so you can be fired for it later. Maybe at present we don’t have the power to persecute those who voted wrong in the past, but if voters knew that day was coming, that day would come faster!

    That’s practically the new law on gun shops in Illinois signed by billionaire “Jelly Belly” Pritzker first thing in 2019.

    Under the new law Pritzker signed Thursday, it would be illegal for retailers to sell guns without being certified by the state. To qualify, stores first must be licensed by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Then, they would have to submit a copy of that license to the Illinois State Police, along with an affidavit declaring it remains valid. Shop owners would have to install surveillance equipment, maintain an electronic inventory, establish anti-theft measures and require employees to undergo annual training.

    And to add insult to injury, the gun shops have to send money to the State for the privilege of selling firearms to residents: kind of like the anti-Negro Poll Tax!

    A certification would cost retailers a maximum of $1,500, and the regulations would apply to small businesses as well as big-box retailers. Sellers without a retail location would be charged $300 for certification. Supporters contend the new rules could reduce gun violence because federal regulators are stretched too thin to adequately handle all the shops operating in Illinois.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-signs-gun-legislation-20190117-story.html

  181. Rob McX says:

    In the grand summation of his book’s argument, [Malcolm Gladwell] writes:

    “We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur. But that’s the wrong lesson. Our world only allowed one thirteen-year-old unlimited access to a time-sharing terminal in 1968. If a million teenagers had been given the same opportunity, how many more Microsofts would we have today?” [p. 268]

    Let a million monopolies bloom!

  182. @Corvinus

    “They seem unpopular for some reason.“

    According to Who/Whom?

    Uh, according to the people who threw them out? Whether it’s right or wrong, giving people the heave-ho is pretty good evidence of not being beloved.

    Saying, “According to Who/Whom” is not an argument, is not witty, is not insightful, and has no intellectual nutritional value. It’s just one of your Tourette’s Syndrome tics.

    “Home Depot sells a lot of red ant killer, red ants must be unpopular for some reason.”

    “According to Who/Whom?”

    Freaking brilliant, bro.

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

    “Diversity – requires speech and behavioral codes enforced by a powerful central authority.”

    That would be pro-white homogeneity. You’re mixing up your ideological concepts.

    “Equality – destroyed by Diversity. Requires totalitarian government to equalize outcomes.”

    Facilitated by diversity. Mandated by the will of the people when Jim Crow neutered the rule of law.

    “Liberty – only possible with an ethnically homogenous nation that agrees on its priors.”

    That’s an elitist definition. If we adhere to that line of thinking, only the English and Dutch would qualify.

  184. @JMcG

    Of course deliberately. The cannon fire against USS Liberty didn’t happen because someone’s trigger finger slipped.

    It was worse than deliberate, whether deliberate in mistaking the Star and Stripes flown from that ship as marking it from Egypt or deliberate in not wanting even a nominal ally such as the US gathering intelligence and meddling in their war.

    It was much worse than deliberate in the style of “no quarter given” and not accepting a surrender when USS Liberty raised a white flag. But after having their destroyer blown up by Egyptian fast boats launching Soviet anti-ship missiles, maybe they were in a “no quarter given” mode.

    The question is, what was President Johnson supposed to do about it?

    Jerry Pournelle recounts the tale that when the Soviets downed the RB-47 intelligence-gathering jet in international waters, killing the intelligence operators and taking the pilots prisoner, Eisenhower responded by assassinating Soviet spies operating in Western Europe. The message is that “we send those planes out because you have such a repressive security regime that we can’t send human spies. You don’t have the wherewithal to send comparable spy flights, but your spies roam freely in what are free countries in the West. If you want to ‘play that game’ of shooting our planes down over international waters, we could make dead all of your guys traipsing around the West if we wanted to.”

    I suppose the US could have quietly assassinated some Israeli agents to send a message. How does one know this wasn’t done?

    But given that there is probably all manner of cooperation with the Israeli intelligence services to further US interests in the Middle East, what would that have done for us?

  185. @Corvinus

    “They seem unpopular for some reason.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    If I’m not mistaken, there are many, many post-WWII museums bragging about this.

  186. @AndrewR

    I like it when Steve to score a stupid point pretends to not know what race Evan Longoria is-spirting Evan away onto his flight into POCdom like Joseph carrying little baby Jesus off into Egypt.

    • LOL: AndrewR
  187. “I likely did more than anybody, other than Steven Pinker, in the 2005-2010 era to lower Malcolm Gladwell’s then-stratospheric reputation. But…Malcolm is an independent thinker. He’s not good at reality-checking himself, but he is good at coming up with his own perspective.” –Steve Sailer Tweet from Dec. 15, 2020

    Pretty much encapsulates Malcolm Gladwell’s career for the last few decades.

  188. The true White Man’s Burden turns out to be his intellectual distaste for reality, his need to believe in universal principles, even (or especially) when they are conspicuously counterfactual. The more disastrous your ideals, the more pure your heart must be and the more evil your doubters

    Your review of Jared Taylor’s White Identity is the best thing you’ve written IMO.

  189. I admit to having stolen the “Billionaire Liberation Front” a couple of times.

  190. Ralph L says:
    @Desiderius

    Tillis must think his current voters prefer foreigners of color to more Yankees, and he could be right. I was about to say, the dumb part is the immigrants will never vote for him, but any new blue Yankees will be able to vote against him in his next election, not 7 years from now.

  191. Ralph L says:
    @Pixo

    Willie never gave her warnings, either.

  192. anon[311] • Disclaimer says:

    Steves best quotes –
    “I’m not coming out of this cupboard”.
    “Paul Walker? never heard of him”.

  193. @adreadline

    Japanese aren’t blacks.

    • Replies: @adreadline
  194. Anonymous[335] • Disclaimer says:

    “The media people gentrifying Bed-Stuy will be sorry to see their vibrant black neighbors depart, but they are willing to make that sacrifice to bring the blessings of diversity to those vile racists in the heartland.”
    – “The Atlantic: Racism to Keep Blacks from Observing Solar Eclipse,” 19 Aug. 2017

  195. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:

    Love Songs of SS.

    “I’ve loved director Kathryn Bigelow, who is like a 6′-tall real life version of one of James Cameron’s butt-kicking babes”

    “Kathryn Bigelow, director of the Kill Osama thriller Zero Dark Thirty (which goes into national release Friday), has always been the film nerd’s dream date: attractive, classy, artistically ambitious, feminine, and fascinated by men who like blowing up stuff.”

    “Or is it a coincidence that Bigelow rather resembles a real-life version of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, that classic nerd’s heroine in Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi film Aliens? Like Weaver (whom Cameron also cast in Avatar), Bigelow is almost six feet tall.”

    “In one touching story beyond Borges’s range, a Kathryn Bigelow-like goddess Athena proposes marriage to her favorite mortal at the end of the Trojan War”

  196. @Jmaie

    Exactly. I was all primed and ready to add that pithy and highly-evocative phrase myself.

    ‘Magic dirt’ is just two words, but it gets a whole lot done.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  197. @Desiderius

    They are not. I mostly agree with what Sailer says in those quotes.

  198. @Achmed E. Newman

    Hey, Acchie! I remember lots of concepts, to name just one, the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight, blacks. But I can’t remember the hook, the punch line. Sailerman’s collection is so fucking varied and above all, prolific, it’s nearly impossible to track back through his tens of thousands of posts and scibblings over the last two decades here and elsewhere to find those hooks and punch line tidbits. Two hundred years from now he’ll still be read. Who among us can say THAT?

  199. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Streams DO make pretty sounds. Trump’s place in Potomac/Sterling Virginia and especially down at Mara Lago have huge artificial waterfall effects you can hear all over the course(s).

  200. @Anonymous

    Lemme fix this for you…

    “I never seek personal praise, but I accept it’s inevitability.”
    – Steve Sailer

    A fixer-upper should know where to insert a screw, a bolt, or an apostrophe.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  201. Hey Steve? In Chicago last week, Memorial Day, 55 shot, ‘only’ 5 killed.

    What’s that snappy little term you have for that particular phenomenon where rounds outgoing in certain neighborhoods simply don’t synch with the actual hits/fatalities. Not like I’m rooting for more hits/fatalities. Honestly! Really!

  202. Bobboccio says:

    War on noticing.
    Sailer Strategy.
    Zeroth amendment.
    The right of black men anywhere to not be arrested if they aren’t in the mood for it.
    Hate hoax (not sure if you invented this one or just popularized it. It sure made me notice hate hoaxes in the media, now that I had a term for them).
    Citizenshipism, so obvious that we don’t even need a name for it
    Anti-gentilism (barely even a word, but certainly a comment)
    Pokemon points
    Oppression points

    It’s why I keep reading. I like noticing myself, but if I can’t notice something, sometimes it takes someone pointing things out

  203. Anonymous[335] • Disclaimer says:

    Any master list of quotations would need to be perfectly balanced, as all things should be, between the blasphemy-nugget truth-bombs (“Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans, so white elites are much more attracted to harebrained plans to recruit blacks to help them beat the Real Enemy: other whites”), and the B+ fan-service fodder only the most incorrigible page-refreshers would grok, let alone chuckle/snort at (“The movie is full of talk of ‘redlining,’ for instance, but it’s about the risk of burning out the engine by revving it over 7000 RPM, not about discriminatory FHA loans”)

  204. @Paleo Liberal

    In hock to the world

    These days, the government is just buying its own debt, i.e., running the printing press.

    Some 70% of the national debt is owned by domestic government, institutions investors and the Federal Reserve. A shade under 30% is owned by foreign entities, according to the latest information from the U.S. Treasury.

  205. “Isn’t Thomas L. Friedman just Malcolm Gladwell with a mustache?”

  206. Steve’s concept of “leapfrogging loyalties” is a memorable one.

  207. anonymous[717] • Disclaimer says:

    On the occasion of Stanley”Tookie” Williams contested execution for quadruple murder in commission of two armed robberies, Steve pointed out “Among his other contributions to society, Tookie is the co-founder of the Crips”.

  208. tl;dr: “The feeling in Palo Alto, Greenwich, and the Beltway is that there are seven billion other people on earth, and hundreds of millions of them would love to move here and do whatever it is average Americans do, but do it cheaper and without all the backtalk.”

    Full:

    A year and a half ago, Trump stumbled upon the Politics of the Future. America’s ruling class has been drifting toward an ideology of borderlessness. Back on September 10, 2001, Bill Clinton told some rich people in Australia that he believed in “the ultimate wisdom of a borderless world.” In all the excitement of the following day, Clinton’s admission was forgotten, but you can track a growing resentment among American elites of the privileges accruing to average Americans just for being American. The feeling in Palo Alto, Greenwich, and the Beltway is that there are seven billion other people on earth, and hundreds of millions of them would love to move here and do whatever it is average Americans do, but do it cheaper and without all the backtalk.

    That may well be true. But the hurdle to getting to the ultimate wisdom of a borderless world is: how do you convince average American voters to give up the advantages of their borders? After all, their fathers brought forth on this continent the world’s most enviable set of borders. What’s in borderlessness for them? Other than not being called “racist?”

    It’s not a one-liner, but it’s perfect (Sailer clearly spent more time than usual polishing these paragraphs).

    But my favorite thing Sailer has written is his piece on Racehorse Haynes:

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/07/racehorse-haynes.html

  209. vhrm says:
    @Moses

    “Repression” and “persecution” are like mother’s milk to us Jews. We require it to keep crisp in-group/out-group boundaries and an ethnocentric focus.

    In fact, one might even argue that Jewish behavior evolved unconsciously to attract persecution entirely for this fitness benefit. It’s a feature, not a bug.

    Jews never would have survived this long without eternal persecution.

    It’s never occurred to me before, but doesn’t this or something like it have to be true of any minority group that continues to exist absent a physical separation?

    In order for the group to continue to has to be something that forces the group members to preferentially produce offspring together. This is either their preference for each-other over outsiders or outsiders refusing relationships with group members leaving the group members with no alternatives but each-other.

    Assuming the barrier is not absolute then the members of the minority that are more acceptable to and accepting of the outside groups and those with the least in-group affinity would tend to leave the group and take their genes with them.

    Thus the people who are identified as the group at any given time are the offspring of those ancestors at every generation who didn’t marry out. These would be people who highly like the group or they highly dislike outsiders (or who fear they are disliked by /persecuted by outsiders and thus don’t try to leave) or are most discriminated against by outsiders.

    Something like the opposite of domestication.

    Having written that i must assume that a lot has been written about this by social theorists and biologists, and probably they’ve argued about which of the effects dominate when, but it’s not something i’ve looked into or ran across.

    • Replies: @Moses
  210. vhrm says:
    @Anonymouse

    Please supply the quote. I am white and Jewish and I don’t feel guilt for anything. Seriously!

    i can’t find it and idk if Steve made it up or just quoted it from elsewhere but it was something like

    White guilt is being ashamed that your ancestors were too ethnocentric.
    Jewish guilt is being ashamed that you’re not ethnocentric enough for your ancestors.

    (i’m sure i’m butchering it but maybe someone can source it)

    • Replies: @vhrm
  211. @The Last Real Calvinist

    ‘Magic dirt’ is just two words, but it gets a whole lot done.

    Put it to music.

  212. Rebunga says:

    CRT is “Fuck around and find out” for the Saxon

  213. anon[367] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kylie

    Red Harvest

    Pretty sure that Hammett didn’t expect to publish another novel, so he just let everything out. Some, maybe a lot, of that novel surely comes from his experiences as a Pinkerton agent. There really was something like a mini war up in the Montana copper hills, too.

    I think, though, that his finest novel might be The Dane Curse. There are bits of descriptive narrative where as a reader you have no idea what is going on, but something very obviously important is happening.

    Hammett and sf writer David Drake both saw combat, and both were able to write a scene of sudden violence that takes the reader by total surprise. Literally “what was THAT?” moments.

  214. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lemme fix this for you…

    “I never seek personal praise, but I accept it’s inevitability.”
    – Steve Sailer

    A fixer-upper should know where to insert a screw, a bolt, or an apostrophe.

    What ‘re you? John fucking Houseman?
    You’re a son of a bitch, sir!

    I never seek personal praise, but I accept its’ inevitability.”
    – Steve Sailer

  215. anon[367] • Disclaimer says:
    @Neoconned

    Dude, it’s not a respiratory infection, it is vascular disease spread via the respiratory route.

    That’s why the fluid in the lungs and other effects. You oughta see a medico just because.

  216. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    “megaphone”

  217. @Achmed E. Newman

    How about, “Keep your wretched refuse”?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  218. @dearieme

    That’s a good point. I guess we need to make an exception for people who are the first to settle an empty territory; they don’t have anyone there already that they need to get along with. If they have an ornery streak, well, ornery people find a way to get along with one another.

    Now I know there were Indians there already, but for them, any European settlers would have been a disaster.

  219. AndrewR says:
    @Greta Handel

    Lmao what did he say

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  220. Corvinus says:
    @Patrick in SC

    “Uh, according to the people who threw them out?”

    Which may or may not have been justified.

    “Whether it’s right or wrong, giving people the heave-ho is pretty good evidence of not being beloved.”

    Depends on who exactly is ordering the heave-ho and under what exact circumstances.

    “Saying, “According to Who/Whom” is not an argument, is not witty, is not insightful, and has no intellectual nutritional value. It’s just one of your Tourette’s Syndrome tics.”

    Actually, iSteve is the originator here. Take it up with him, not me.

  221. Your quip about how political correctness is a war on noticing got Patton Oswalt’s attention so it’s a good choice

  222. @AndrewR

    I lack the resources to dredge it back up. (But it would be whimmed anyway, as may be this reply.)

    An angry stew of hostility to inter-racial sexual relations, veneration of British royalty, and apparent revulsion/attraction to the woman.

    Went over big at the time with the cruder among Mr. Sailer’s race-obsessed fanboys, though.

  223. AndrewR says:
    @Greta Handel

    Miscegenation is problematic, but Meghan’s ancestry wasn’t in the top five reasons she was an unsuitable bride for the son of the next king of England.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  224. @Greta Handel

    I like Angry Steve. I wish we saw more of him.

  225. Your coverage of MENA, Africa, LatAm are all very good…and usually lighthearted, Men with Gold Chains, Chechens

    Can you actually hit anything firing a gun from above your head? Is the fighting really that “fierce” if you can’t be bothered to get behind the car right next to you and, you know, aim?

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/08/libya.html

    First, President Barack Obama penned an Op-Ed for the Arizona Daily Star calling for a calm, rational discussion of the need for more gun control:

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is engaged in a fierce debate over whether to supply weapons to the rebels in Libya …

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/03/not-onion.html

    All the stuff on Gladwell, Obama, Rev. Wright,
    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2008/12/malcolm-in-muddle.html
    https://isteve.blogspot.com/search/label/Rev.%20Dr.%20Jeremiah%20A.%20Wright%20Jr.

    I may critique you on some aspects of Oriental and European history, but as you say,

    Everyone is conservative about what they know best

  226. We’re sluice jetted with choices, but if no one’s mentioned it yet, there could be no better roast of “modern” Atlanta than “Gone with the Wendy’s”.

  227. Corvinus says:
    @AndrewR

    “Miscegenation is problematic…”

    That’s an outdated notion.

    • Troll: William Badwhite
  228. Dissident says:
    @Moses

    us Jews

    I’m still not sure whether your repeated self-identification as a Jew is intended to be serious or not.

    Might it be a satirical inverse of the “fellow white people” shtick that is part of the sanctimonious, officious scolding engaged in by some particularly obnoxious Jews?

    • Replies: @Moses
  229. Dissident says:
    @Thomas

    It is not objectively reasonable or logically parsimonious to say that all of these different peoples just consistently came to hate this one particular group of people irrationally and without any cause.

    True. But nor is it objectively reasonable or logically parsimonious to say that all or even most of the hostility and persecution that Jews have faced over the centuries was solely and entirely reasonable and rational, let alone entirely deserved or justified. The reasonable and responsible ground is found, as it almost always is, in the vast expanse that lies between the equally tendentious narratives at each of the polar extremes. One of these you and quite possibly most Unzians (at least beyond iSteve), including the site’s proprietor, fall at or very near. Perhaps not all the way at the opposite pole but too near to it are individuals such as Jack D and Art Deco.

    Human conflict tends, more often than not, to be more complex and complicated than simple and one-sided. As the old saw goes, There are at least three sides to every story: His side, her side, and the truth, which nearly always falls somewhere in-between.

  230. Moses says:
    @vhrm

    In order for the group to continue to has to be something that forces the group members to preferentially produce offspring together. This is either their preference for each-other over outsiders or outsiders refusing relationships with group members leaving the group members with no alternatives but each-other.

    Yes, you are grokking it.

    My hypothesis is that persecution is required for a minority group to retain its unique identity, traditions and genetic heritage over thousands of years. Otherwise said group gets absorbed into majority group in a few generations (see: Poles, Germans, Swedes in USA for example).

    Evolution of minority group behaviours which irritate and provoke the majority to persecute the minority would be quite useful for group fitness. The invisible hand of group evolution, if you will.

    I’ve always said without persecution by goyische-kopfs we Jews would fade away in a few generations. It’s the thing we love to hate. It makes us who we are, keeps us strong and super ethnocentric. All the way back to the days of Baal.

    Having written that i must assume that a lot has been written about this by social theorists and biologists, and probably they’ve argued about which of the effects dominate when, but it’s not something i’ve looked into or ran across.

    I dunno if anyone has written about it. This is my own hypothesis.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  231. Moses says:
    @Dissident

    You sound like an anti-Semite.

  232. Dissident says:
    @mmack

    Re: Sailer’s First Law of Female Journalism

    The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.

    Perhaps Feminist, SJW, bitter, resentful, homely, etc. female journalists. But just female journalists, unqualified? Isn’t such a sweeping[1] statement too broad[2]?

    *Not to suggest an automatic association between females and household chores such as sweeping.
    **No pun intended.

    Meta note: Looks like asterisks are now creating bold text.

  233. Dissident says:
    @Greta Handel

    One I recall was: white girls are for marrying, black girls are for employing and mulattas are for fu-

    Would that have been more descriptive or prescriptive? Dare one even wonder, let alone ask

    Went over big at the time with the cruder among Mr. Sailer’s race-obsessed fanboys, though.

    {grimace}

  234. J.Ross says:
    @Moses

    This is the explanation you get when you ask a theologian about all the one-sided fighting in the Bible (besides “well, they started it”) and it manifests millennia later in Europe in those cases where Jews were spottily and gradually permitted to assimilate.

    • Replies: @Moses
  235. Moses says:
    @J.Ross

    …and it manifests millennia later in Europe in those cases where Jews were spottily and gradually permitted to assimilate.

    Lol, “permitted.” As if we Jews are just dying to dilute our people into the gentile gene pool but gentiles just won’t “permit” us.

    Jewish group longevity springs from evolved cultural, spiritual ingroup/outgroup barriers and aversion to interbreeding or “assimilating” with non-Jews — we’d lose our Jewishness. That’s worse than death for us. We have strong cultural taboos against it.

    How do you think we’ve survived intact 4,000 years?

    Sheesh.

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