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Earlier this week in New York City I attended a talk by Nelson Hultberg of Americans for a Free Republic. It was a good talk, an evening well spent.

Hultberg is a witty and persuasive speaker. His idea for a second-partyopposition to the current Washington establishment deserves support. (AFR types eschew the phrase third party” because they regard the current Washington establishment, correctly in my opinion, to be a single party with two wings.)

I urge VDARE.com readers to check out the AFR website and Nelson Hultberg’s book, available there. If, as AFR hopes, their National Independent Party has candidates on your ballot in 2016, consider voting for them.

Hultberg’s talk was well received by a sympathetic audience. What made everyone sit up, though, was his admission that this was his first trip to New York City.

Say what? Here was an adult American of mature years, seasoned and worldly, a longtime political activist with years of experience in Washington, D.C., who never before set foot in the Big Apple? How is such a thing possible?

That’s New Yorkers for you. If it didn’t happen here, it didn’t happen. Not living here is forgivable, just barely; someone has to keep those other places going, we guess. Not wanting to live here, though, is a mental disorder, or at least the mark of an unlettered rube.

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” quoth the sage; New Yorkers feel the same way about their town. Nelson Hultberg, who comes from Texas, has a different point of view; but who was ever jolted to hear that an adult American active in politics had never been to Dallas? To Dallas?

People who settle in New York in adult life are surprised to find that for all that outsized municipal ego, the politics of the city are petty and provincial. Amateur activists whose brains are all silted up with college-leftist flapdoodle are mighty movers and shakers in New York City.

Consider for example Melissa Mark-Viverito, current speaker of New York City Council, the municipal legislature. New York State Senator Ruben Díaz, who is himself Puerto Rican, but who is also a U.S. Army veteran and an ordained minister, described Mark-Viverito with fair accuracy as “a communist from Puerto Rico.”

The occasion of that remark was a ceremony held in September to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. At the raising of the flag, all the dignitaries present placed their hands on their hearts in salute—all except Madame Speaker.

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I can understand where she’s coming from. Around age sixteen I and my colleagues in adolescent rebellion ostentatiously remained seated during the post-movie National Anthem then played in British cinemas.

We were, however, sixteen. Speaker Mark-Viverito is forty-five.

That was September. Mark-Viverito’s October headlines in the local press concerned two bills she pushed through the Council to stop most co-operation between city law enforcement and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

The previous practice had been for a person arrested on a charge serious enough to warrant incarceration in city jails to have his name run through a federal database. For prisoners likely to pose a threat to public safety, ICE would ask the city to hold them for 48 hours so that they could be transferred for deportation proceedings.

No more:

Under the new legislation, which Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he supports, the city will honor immigration waivers if the federal government requests them with a judge’s warrant—and even then, only if the subject of the warrant was convicted within the last five years of a violent or serious crime, or is a possible match on the terrorism watch list. [Council Passes Bills to Stop Cooperation With Federal Immigration Detainers by Jillian Jorgensen; New York Observer, October 22, 2014]

Ah, Mayor de Blasio! The Mayor’s adolescent Dave Spart leftism is not very interesting because too predictable. De Blasio is not yet one year into his term of office, but we already know what he will say on any issue.

What is interesting—downright sitcom-level entertaining, in fact—are the psychodynamics of the de Blasio marriage.

Mrs. de Blasio—although of course she uses her maiden name (or whatever the PC term for that is) Chirlane McCray—is a thin-skinned high-T angry black woman from Central Casting, stuffed up to the nose-holes with resentment and entitlement.

The official line out of the de Blasio-McCray household is the old Bill Clinton two-for-the-price-of-one promise.

Mr. de Blasio … compared Ms. McCray’s place in his coming administration to that of “well-known senior advisers down through history,” and the couple acknowledged the possibility that she might have an office in City Hall or play an important role in an area of city policy.

“She is the most important adviser I have,” Mr. de Blasio said. He called their approach to politics a “partnership model,” adding, “It has served us very well.” [At de Blasio’s City Hall, Expect an Outsize Role for His Wife by Michael Barbaro and Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, December 3, 2013]

In practice it turns out that Ms. McCray wears the political pants, at least on matters concerned with race—which are of course the only matters she cares about. In this zone, our good progressive Mayor dares not contradict her. How could he? She’s black. To contradict her would be … you know.

This is the background to the recent fuss about Philip Banks.

Banks, a career cop, was Ms. McCray’s candidate for First Deputy Commissioner of the city police force, a position left vacant by the retirement of Rafael Piñeiro at the end of October. Banks, who is of course black, was also approved by Al Sharpton, with whom Ms. McCray is close.

ORDER IT NOW

Unfortunately the appointment fell through. First Deputy Commissioner is one of those second-in-command positions, like Vice-President of the United States, that comes with very little actual power. Power in the New York City Police Department is vested in the Commissioner, currently Bill Bratton, a white guy.

Banks, when accepting the post, seems to have understood that he would be given control of some key areas in police administration. When Bratton disabused him on this point, Banks withdrew himself—retired from the police force, in fact.

This made the Mayor’s wife very, very unhappy.

“I told you we can’t trust him!” a furious Chirlane McCray railed at her husband, Mayor de Blasio, after learning that Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had stood up to Banks during a power struggle Friday that ended with the chief’s resignation, sources told The Post.

By “him” McCray meant Bratton, whom she never wanted to see at the commissioner’s desk. [NYC’s first lady on Bratton: “I told you we can’t trust him!” by Larry Celona, Jamie Schram and Laura Italiano; New York Post, November 2, 2014]

The Mayor obediently called in Bratton and scolded him for not giving way to Banks. The following week—last week—he announced the appointment of a replacement First Deputy Commissioner, Benjamin Tucker—another black man, of course. After a phone call from the Mayor, Al Sharpton, who was at the White House advising President Obama at the time, graciously gave his approval.

Al Sharpton has never been elected to anything by anybody; neither has Ms. McCray. Bill de Blasio was elected to the Mayoralty, though on a sensationally low turnout—only 24 percent of registered voters. (Robert Wagner in 1953 got 94 percent.)

Veteran local journalist Bob McManus poured appropriate scorn on the co-Mayoralty.

Mayor Bill de Blasio—who last week likened running City Hall to that time when he managed his now-teenage son’s Little League baseball team.

“It was a real leadership and management lesson that I still think about,” he said. “Trying to get a bunch of 8-year-olds to do something is an amazing challenge” … There is … a lot of Little League in the de Blasio-McCray administration. [Just call Chirlane the city’s co-mayor by Bob McManus, New York Post, November 4th, 2014.]

This is politics in the nation’s most sophisticated city: 45-year-old teenage radicals and blackety-black-black race hustlers. Dallas, eat your heart out.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. ) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimismand several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.

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  1. Understandable the Derb refused patriotic conformism, back in Old Blighty. He didn’t love it, so he left it.

    But Derb, isn’t New York more “Israeli-occupied territory,” apart from the “adolescents”?

    • Replies: @edwardk
  2. bomag [AKA "doombuggy"] says:

    Extraordinary that Sharpton and de Blasio’s “wife” are propped up as political overlords.

    The usual line here is that Blacks have been politically marginalized for so long that we have to prop up Sharpton et al to make up for the historical slight.

    But for how long? And how much non-performance do we have to suffer from that quarter before we begin to ask what we are getting for these efforts?

  3. edwardk says: • Website
    @Sojourner Truth

    The border jumping Derb and Brimelow are always race baiting, along with ziophile jared taylor, to separate the natural political cooperation of the white working class with the least advantaged group in america, african american males, including Muslim americans. Instead they neglect the anglo israeli occupation of america, eg withness the city council voting to support the gaza genocide with the audacity to say New York is African occupied. disgusting lies.

    Local officials rally for Israel, over loud protests
    http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2014/07/8548857/local-officials-rally-israel-over-loud-protests

    If Romney could get Derb, Brimelow, and Taylor to self deport back to MI6-Israel, we might have a chance to American self determination again.

  4. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:

    The White Leftist….Counterpunch-Z Magazine…”argument” comes down to this:1)” I will give nonwhite legal immigrants and their US born geneline permission to be highy racialized to level 10 on the highly racialized Richter Scale… But I shall not give this permission to Whitey who I hate with every fibre of my being”…2)”Only Native Americans”….American Injuns….”are real Americans and they are the only ones who can be Native to America”.

    My quick response to 1)…and 2):The Historic Native Born White American Majority doesn’t need your permission neurotic Lefty to be highly racialized….As soon as nonwhites declare themselves a racial minority in post-white “US, all this nonesense about the Native Americans being the only true Native Americans will be flushed down the toilet as soon as possible by every White Leftists.

    As far as the Native Americans go:Go back to Siberia Siberians!!

    John

    Go read Mark Twain’s wonderfull essay on The American Injun will you now.

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  5. “As far as the Native Americans go:Go back to Siberia Siberians!!”

    Yes, agreed, rhe policy was genocide and ethnic cleansing, to push us off the continent, since the Bering Land Bridge had disappeared 40,000 years ago.

    Must be an anti-Russian thing, nowadays, I guess.

  6. I only recently learned about John Derbyshire.
    I’m delighted to find someone out there who will actually tell the truth. No wonder he has ties to Chinese people. We can’t stand excuses for degeneracy either.

    And no wonder he receives so much hatred. Men who speak truth to power often do.

  7. rod1963 says:

    Nothing is surprising about this, you have a bunch of white Communist thugs and angry black tribalists(is there any other kind?) with two digit IQ’s calling the shots.

    It won’t end well for their agenda or personal political aspirations anymore than it ended well for Venuzela when they installed a Communist cabal into power.

    On the bright side though, it couldn’t happen to a better bunch of urban whites who brought this on themselves.

  8. prosa123 [AKA "Peter"] says: • Website

    McCray, who has no official duties, has a taxpayer-funded assistant who earns $170,000 per year. The assistant, in turn, has a live-in boyfriend who happens to be a gangbanger ex-con who served time for homicide.

    • Replies: @donut
  9. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:

    The larger issue:a very severe labor scarcity should never be used as an excuse to race-replace The Historic Native Born American Majority….this is the fundamental cause of the racial transformation of the US…One word:GREED!!!!!

    The Grand Jury verdict in Ferguson is comming out today….How many White Women….Wives-Mothers….will suffer the same fate….Westbury-borderline Old-Westbury area where the brutal rape occured….as the late singer and actress Connie Francis in the comming days….weeks…months…in the suburbs of Ferguson. For surely its comming. …you have been warned!!!!!!

  10. Cameron says:

    From what I can see in the photo, these movers and shakers in New York City don’t even know where their hearts are located. It’s true that the heart points leftward, yet is located beneath the sternum, not in proximity to the left armpit (Although, since we’re alluding to politicians and bureaucrats, perhaps that is the true location of their hearts,).

    Of course, saluting the flag is meaningless, unless, of course, the saluter feels he/she must demonstrate political correctness, required evidence by our public “servants” of their loyalty to the state.

  11. Is poor spelling a sign of a double-digit “IQ”? 🙂

  12. Art Deco says: • Website

    New York’s slovenly electorate put these clown car denizens in office. Twenty years of accomplishment under previous mayors and they get complacent and default to their Id. Wagers de Blasio will be re-elected as well.

  13. Fredrik says:

    Why is anyone surprised? I don’t even live in the US but I’ve visited NYC a number of times and it has always struck me how few White people, especially Northern European phenotypes, I see apart from the obvious tourists. I understand White people work indoors but surely I would see them in subway stations or near Wall St? Police officers are White but not very blond and I see people in suits looking Mediterranean but not a lot of Northern Europeans.

    Blacks and Hispanics and Mediterraneans vote Democrap and they vote for their own kind.

  14. prosa123 [AKA "Peter"] says: • Website

    Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Wikipedia biography helpfully informs us that she is infected with the human papilloma virus.

    I had thought that perhaps she is a Jehovah’s Witness, which would account for her failure to salute the flag, but I found no evidence to that effect.

  15. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

    • Replies: @Leslie Jacobs
    , @Bliss
  16. @Anonymous

    This brilliant quote came from the compassionate gentleman who gave us the nuclear nightmare, the guy who went to the President urging him to make an atom bomb with which to obliterate the nation in which he was raised. I do not think future generations will use Einstein as an all purpose intellectual authority the way this last one has done. Without Einstein and Teller and the rest doing this thing behind closed doors during war time, lawmakers and scientists might well have decided to hold back a bit. As it was, after we blasted two large civilian cities, the propaganda was so pro nuclear that we went and built a long line of reactors all along the unstable Pacific rim.

  17. Bliss says:
    @Anonymous

    That’s not gonna work with this crowd. Many of these dolts actually hate Einstein: simply because he was a jew, and a swarthy bushy haired one at that.

  18. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    You, sir, are a less than competent writer and an amazingly racist twat.

  19. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:
    @Anonymous

    Here is a translation of your White Lefty comment:”I’m a White Lefty…and I will not give evil Whitey permission to be highly racialized. But I will give the nonwhite colonizers in the US permission to be over-the-top highly racialized..especially on Nov 3 2016.”

    Well, The Historic Native Born White Amerian Majority doesn’t need your permission to do exactly what the Koreans in South Korea do…which is:hard core racial zenophobia.

    To state the very obvious: The Democratic Party is waging an all out race war against The Historic Native Born White American Majority.. I mean, this is now in the-beyond-obvious realm in 2014.

    La Raza has an office in the highly racialized Kenyan Foriegner Whitehouse.

  20. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    SOLUTION TO THE GOVERNMENT’S WAR ON
    THE PEOPLE: BINDING SUPERSEDING NATIONAL REFERENDA.

    Thanks for the interesting article. The Democrats are behind the alien invasion into this 3rd most populous nation on earth–USA. The first 2, China and India, have net negative immigration, i.e. they export net 1 million people per year, to the world’s biggest cesspool–USA.

    The 3rd party will also be corrupted and blackmailed and framed by alienists, if it even forms, which is unlikely.

    I think the root of the problem is that we do not have binding superseding national referenda, which even many 3rd world countries have. So we do NOT have real democracy in USA. And that is the root of the problem. This has allowed the govt. to terrorize the public.

    We need a constitutional amendment to allow irreversible binding superseding national referenda, so people can pass good laws in the national interest themselves. These laws will supersede laws passed by Congress or Parliaments and Sup. Ct. rulings and cannot be overturned except on constitutional grounds by a supermajority of both houses and a unanimous vote of the Supreme Court. The people can thereupon override them with a 66% vote. Some believe that this right to amend the constitution is inherently vested in the American people (the citizens of respective nations). Others suggest an actual amendment to the country’s constitution (with paper ballots and after ID showing proof of citizenship). A survey showed that 76% of the American public approved the idea.

    Laws that affect the nation as a whole, such as raising taxes, large welfare programs, foreign aid, immigration, bailouts, and raising the debt ceilings, etc. can become law only if finally approved by the people. We will solve 90% of our problems this way.

    For eg., see:

    National Citizen’s Initiative for Democracy: http://ncid.us/index.htm
    http://www.iandrinstitute.org/National%20I&R.htm

    We Americans (and Europeans and Australians and Canadians) need to visit these websites, join these groups, contribute and call radio talk shows, etc. and promote this idea and get the process started soon, before it is too late or America (and similarly Europe/Canada/Australia), as we know it, will be finished.

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