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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on]

Earlier: Congressional Democrats: Lab Leak Theory Is Racist Because Steve Sailer Admires Nicholas Wade

I am pleased, flattered, and gratified to announce that I attained a new level of recognition on Wednesday this week when my name was mentioned in congressional hearing—and thus now appears in the Congressional Record!

It’s a long story. One of the key documents on the origins of COVID was published two years ago in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists [The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?, May 5, 2021]. The author was veteran science reporter Nicholas Wade, who has had a long career—more than fifty years—as a writer and editor for prestigious outlets like Nature, the lead science journal in Britain, Science, the U.S. equivalent, and the science supplement of the New York Times.

At that point in time, mid-2021, there were two general theories about COVID’s origin: one, that it had developed among animals in the wild and then jumped to human beings, as diseases sometimes do, and two, that it had leaked from a Chinese lab where researchers, funded in part by our own National Institutes of Health, had been fiddling dangerously with existing viruses.

At the time Nicholas Wade published his article, official opinion favored the first of those theories: COVID had a natural origin, it was, to use the scientific term for pathogens that leap from animals to humans, a zoonosis.

Wade, however, in his long and carefully reasoned article—it is over eleven thousand words—made the case for a lab leak. Since that was a minority opinion at the time among experts, Wade’s article was scientifically controversial.

It was also politically controversial. For one thing, Donald Trump seemed to favor the lab-leak theory, so that our Trump-hating national elites—this was early in the Biden administration—felt obliged to rally to the opposite side. Of course very few of them understood the kind of detailed science Nicholas Wade had presented, any more than Trump did; their opposition to the lab-leak theory was entirely political.

For another thing the lab-leak theory implied fault on the part of the ChiComs. That’s probably why Trump favored it.

ChiCom money is a significant force in U.S. business and politics, though, especially Democratic politics. The Biden family, for example, have done very well from it [‘More money than God’: Chinese titan lavished Hunter Biden with 3-carat gem, offer of $30 million, by Miranda Devine, NY Post, November 28, 2021]. So outside Trump circles there was this additional financial incentive to scoff at the lab-leak theory.

And on top of that, with our NIH having supplied some of the funding for the Wuhan lab, there were people in the federal government who much preferred that the lab-leak theory be buried good and deep with those millions of COVID fatalities.

That was two years ago, however. As the months ticked by, scientific opinion turned away from the zoonosis theory towards a lab-leak explanation. Political opinion shifted some, too, as the clumsy strong-arming efforts of the ChiComs against, for example, the World Health Organization, were exposed.

Last October, a U.S. Senate committee concluded that the COVID pandemic was “more likely than not” the result of a lab accident [No one believed the COVID Wuhan lab leak theory—then the world changed its tune, by Sarah Knapton, Telegraph (UK), March 8, 2023]. Now, just last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray told us that his agency is of the same opinion [FBI chief Christopher Wray says China lab leak most likely, BBC, March 1, 2023]. So both scientists and politicians have swung round to the lab-leak hypothesis.

Should we be happy about finding ourselves on the same side of any issue as the FBI Director? No, of course not. Christopher Wray is a shill for our ruling class and an enemy of our liberties.

As George Orwell was wont to point out, though, some things are true even though the Communist Party—or in this case the Uniparty—says they are true.

And while my only acquaintance with Christopher Wray comes from reading the news, I do know Nicholas Wade, both the works and the man. I have reviewed at least three of his books (here, here and here), was a keen follower of his science journalism when he was writing regularly at the New York Times, and have socialized with him.

Nicholas Wade is a smart, well-read, scientifically well-informed, witty and very good-natured English gentleman.

Christopher Wray be damned: I am happy to find myself on the same side as Wade.

Knotty scientific problems like the origins of COVID can be full of surprises, though. I wouldn’t stake any large amount of money on any one hypothesis.

Or sub-hypothesis: there are at least two schools of thought on the lab leak. Were the researchers doing potentially life-saving investigations on how to counter COVID-like infections? Or were they doing potentially life-destroying work to develop new bioweapons?

And if the latter—so we’re getting down to sub-sub-hypotheses here—if it was all the accidental product of biowarfare research, how much did our own government know about the work they were helping to fund?

With the ChiComs of course being deeply unhelpful and our own federal government far gone in lies and corruption, it’s not likely we shall have a definitive answer soon. We may never have one.

Still, as annoying as this uncertainty is, it offers irresistible opportunities for politicians to practice their skills at grandstanding on their pet issues. That’s how I got my name in the Congressional Record.

The House of Representatives has established a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. That committee had its first hearing this last Wednesday.

The task assigned to this subcommittee is, I should allow, less silly, pointless, and vindictive than most of what Congress does <cough>… January 6th committee… <cough>

The coronavirus pandemic was a nasty business. The disease killed several million people, including two known to me personally. Of course we should strive to find out how it got started and spread, what the origins of the virus were, and so on.

That said, I hold no great hopes that a bench of innumerate congresscritters will bring us any answers. If they come to any definite conclusion at all it will most likely be one of the following:

(A) It was Donald Trump’s fault, or

(B) It was Vladimir Putin’s fault, or

(C) It was caused by White Supremacy.


At least one member of the committee seems to favor (C). That is Rep. Kwesi Mfume, an anti-white mulatto representing the noble city of Baltimore, Maryland. Rep. Mfume, called to speak on Wednesday, lost no time at all in bringing forward race as a central issue.

You might wonder what race has to do with the origin of COVID. If you do wonder that, permit me to enlighten you. To race grifters like Rep. Mfume, everything is about race—otherwise their lives have no purpose and they themselves have a much-reduced income.

So how did Rep. Mfume pull this off, and where did my name come in?

One of the witnesses before this committee on Wednesday was… Nicholas Wade, presumably because that article of two years ago arguing the probability of a lab leak had caused such a stir.

When Rep. Kwesi Mfume was given his five minutes of committee time to question the witnesses he first opened with some bland remarks about the importance of the committee’s inquiries, then he turned and bared his dentures on Nicholas Wade.

I am a bit appalled that this hearing now gets layered over with the issue of race in a very strong way with the presence of Mr Wade. And, Mr Wade, I have read your book, and I’m appalled by it. And I would hope that giving you this platform does not paint or taint the issue that we’re trying to get to and deal with here.]

Which book is Rep. Mfume talking about? Well, it’s Wade’s 2014 book A Troublesome Inheritance, subtitle: “Genes, Race, and Human History.” I reviewed the book here at on March 14th that year.

A Troublesome Inheritance is a mild, cautious summary of the state of our knowledge in population genetics ten years ago, a perfectly sane and respectable work of popular science. To the best of my knowledge, no new findings in this past ten years have falsified anything the book presents as settled science.

What is it in A Troublesome Inheritance that so appalled Rep. Mfume? Let him tell us.

In your book The Troublesome Inheritance [sic] you talk about a number of different things; and David Duke talks about it and says that he really endorses your position on blacks and Jews.

The book was championed by the infamous white supremacists Jared Taylor, John Demmonchire, and Steve Sailer. The book has been promoted on a neo-Nazi forum that is linked to almost a hundred racially motivated attempted murders over the last five years and it troubles me that—and I’m going to ask unanimous consent, Mr Chairman—that the New York Times piece for which you wrote [?] actually said that your theory has come off at the wheels [?] particularly when you talk about East Asians and their genetic makeup.

I’d like to ask that the David Duke statement and the copy from his website be entered into the record; and I’d like that the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks these things annually, and their assessment, which is similar, be added to the record.

Rep. Mfume then wandered off into promotional stories about the selfless sacrifices he has made in pursuit of racial justice. Looking him up on the internet, I see that indeed his sacrifices have indeed been so selfless that his net worth last year was a mere five million dollars.

I’d offer a detailed critique of that last clip if I hadn’t linked you, a few weeks ago, to Dr. Johnson’s put-down of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline:

To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the names, and manners of different times, and the impossibility of the events in any system of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation.

I shall not waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility, although I will register doubt—very serious doubt—that Rep. Mfume has read Wade’s book, or indeed any book at all; and I will marvel that he managed to extrude so many words without a single mention of Emmett Till.

Note that Mfume, who asked that the SPLC “assessment” be added to the record, is more less reading verbatim (changing “noted” to “infamous”) from a 2014 attack on Wade’s book published on the SPLC website:

Wade’s book has been publicly endorsed by former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, championed by noted white supremacists like Jared Taylor, John Derbyshire, and Steve Sailer, and tirelessly promoted on the neo-Nazi forum Stormfront, which the SPLC has shown to be linked to almost 100 racially motivated murders over the past five years. For all of Wade’s supposed concerns about the politicization of science, his book is entirely a phenomenon of the racist, far-right fringe.

Troublesome Sources: Nicholas Wade’s Embrace of Scientific Racism, by Jon Phillips,, May 28, 2014

So there I am in the Congressional Record: John Demmonchire.

I sympathize with Rep. Mfume having been faced with a three-syllable word to pronounce.

And I don’t actually mind “Demmonchire.” Seen in print, it looks like the name of a character in Trollope.

On balance, though, I’d rather the editors of the Congressional Record used the correct spelling so that when my children and grandchildren go looking for it, they won’t be disappointed.

And just one more point on the onomastics here. “Kwesi” is an Ashanti name meaning “Sunday.” The Ashanti people of West Africa name their children according to the day of the week they were born on. Rep. Mfume was indeed born on a Sunday: October 24th, 1948.

His actual birth-name was Frizzell Gray; he changed his name to an African one to help the grift.

So what’s my point? Just that I was born on a Sunday, too; so in Ashanti, Rep. Mfume and I share the same forename. How about that!

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 Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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  1. Covid came from the same place the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus came from. Let’s call it the Tooth Fairy for adults. As long as you believe in Covid, your house of cards world remains intact.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
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  2. In his May 15, 2021, column entitled

    Where Did the Covid Come from? Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

    Mr. Derbyshire failed to acknowledge that the Wade article he gushed over, beginning with its title

    The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?

    foreclosed that very question. Which was pointed out at the time, but ignored.

    Nearly two years later, and he’s still obscuring any consideration of provenance that can’t be blamed on “the ChiComs,” or that would implicate “our” malevolence.

    Dissident Right, Inc.

  3. “How about that” you muse.

    Grifters in “our’ congress?

    Say it isn’t so.American African?

    Next you’ll be saying all this
    capitalism business is biblical.

    What a web we weave,eh?

  4. Look at the bright side, John,

    You’ll be standing before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates someday. He’ll be flipping through the pages of your dossier.

    “I see a question of “infamy” here Mr. … is it Demmonshire?”

    “No Sir! That’s ‘Derbyshire’ — always has been.”

    “Okay. Enter. Next!”

  5. I read the same Nicholas Wade article from early May ’21, as Mr. Unz pointed it out in one of his articles here at the time. It was not too technical, and I described it in rudimentary detail here. You wrote, “For another thing the lab-leak theory implied fault on the part of the ChiComs.”, but I want to make sure that the readers understand Mr. Wade did not see this fault as purposeful. In that article, he described the running of these gain-of-function/bioweapons* labs at BSL-2 (safety level) instead of BSL-4. The reason is obvious – if you don’t take so many precautions, things can get done much more quickly. I suspect that’s why the work was outsourced from Chapel Hill, N. Carolina to Wuhan, China to begin with.

    Regarding this Congresstard Kwesi Mfume: It’s not really “(C) It was caused by White Supremacy.” either. Just as with a black FAA Administrator candidate of whom I recently watched a part of an interview in which he couldn’t answer one of a dozen or more non-technical questions about the workings of American airspace, Mr Mfume doesn’t understand any of the issue being discussed. (No, as you say, and then a commenter under iSteve, he probably couldn’t read Dr. Seuss, much less Mr. Wade’s book.)

    He had his 5 minutes to be in front of the cameras and in the Congressional record. Why not use if for the typical black race hustler reasons? “We been dissed!” “White supremacy!” That was about Mr. Wade’s 9 y/o book, not the origins of the Flu Manchu. His ranting was meaningless in terms of what the committee was trying to figure out. No matter where he was born and what his real name is, I am appalled that there is a man named Kwesi Mfume in the US Congress, or in this country period.

    I’m sorry Mr. Mfume couldn’t pronounce your name right for the Congressional Record, Mr. Demmonchire, but then, I couldn’t pronounce his name either, had I given a damn about being able to. Actually, though I CAN pronounce yours, in my head it still comes out “Derb-ee-shire” rather than “Darb-ish-er”.


    * What’s the difference besides the name on the buildings?

  6. Rich says:

    Now that the US government is saying it was a lab leak, and knowing they lie about everything, including the time of a day, I’m leaning more towards the Unz hypothesis that it was a purposeful American biological attack. It was definitely man-made, there wouldn’t have been universal reaction to it throughout the world if that hadn’t already been known.

  7. “ A) It was Donald Trump’s fault, or

    (B) It was Vladimir Putin’s fault, or

    (C) It was caused by White Supremacy.”

    You missed my fav Derb,

    (D) It was Nazi White Domestic Terrorists.

    Imma go gangsta an axe fo uh audogaff copy fo mi liberry.

    Love to mi bitches Candy Mandy and Sandy.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  8. @Rich

    I agree this C19/forced Jab event is a precursor to what’s going to happen just before or around the 2024 election. It may not be a virus or pathogen, it may be dirty nukes after all the government PIGs (((people in government’s))) receive iodine and moved into secret underground bunkers.

  9. @Achmed E. Newman

    Kwesi Mfume Momma named him after an African perfume, and just like Kwesi, momma Fume wuz unable to spell or pronounce the little boyz name.

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    , @Anon
  10. There is nothing new about “race hustlers,” as has been noted, during my lifetime: Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, and in part MLK Junior, as he fomented the idea of desegregation, within the public school systems in America, which has turned out to be unsuccessful. In fact, blacks have brought down white scores, as they do poorly in math, and grasping the English Language, in which they have introduced Ebonics, as a bastardized form. Also they don’t grasp logic too well either. So in an effort to bring them up to speed, white students’ progress has been stymied. I’m asserting the obvious differences between the two races from a longitudinal perspective which is ten years, or more. The tide of racism in our public schools, has been raised to an unprecedented number of incidents between white, and black students, where nearly all the perpetrators are black. White culture, and black culture are different. Whites don’t run the streets nearly as much as blacks, and don’t commit as much crime as blacks (proportionately speaking). It seems presently blacks don’t want to interact with whites, and vice-versa. If this is the case, which I’m sure it is, then I would suggest separations of the races. It appeared there were far fewer problems when it was.

  11. John Demonshire is directly associated with death metal, well known to be a favorite genre of murderous racists. I demand that these albums be entered into the record.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  12. The fact that the man couldn’t even get Derb’s name right confirms that he’s a moron.

    • Replies: @NotAnonymousHere
  13. @CelestiaQuesta

    My favorite Derb bit from the present essay:

    I will register doubt—very serious doubt—that Rep. Mfume has read Wade’s book, or indeed any book at all;

    And my apologies to the other contributors in this comment thread, as I am out of Agrees, Thanks etc at the moment, and most if not all of you deserve plaudits.

  14. Anybody who says “chicoms” is an idiot.

    • Agree: Vagrant Rightist
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  15. @Fidelios Automata

    The fact that the man couldn’t even get Derb’s name right confirms that he’s a moron.

    He’s a Baltimoron.

    Hmm, Sunday… on the other hand if we treat the entire name as Swahili it means “Where is the king?” and American blacks tend to think Swahili is the only African language.

    Sometimes I think these “African” names are like those Chinese names that don’t mean what the wearer thinks they mean.

    Mr. Mfume is a talking turd who brings shame to his congressional distract (to the extent it’s still possible, the district being mostly the shithole city of Baltimore) and the village he really should move back to.

    But he’s an achiever: five illegitimate children. Imagine my surprise.

    • LOL: Ann Nonny Mouse
  16. @CelestiaQuesta

    I thought Ob doctors are supposed to fix this shit. What are WE paying them for?

    • LOL: CelestiaQuesta
  17. @Sollipsist

    Thanks. That’s why I read rather than listen to his podcasts – too much Death Metal starting and ending the shows. Tell you what, though, Little Greta T, does a nice job in this genre.

  18. Mark G. says:

    There is most likely an internal struggle within the government, with one side lining up in support of the lab leak theory and the other in support of the natural origin theory. Many of the lab leak proponents most likely are anti-China and see it as being useful to increasing hostility to China. The natural origin proponents are trying to cover up the fact that the gain of function research that created the disease was funded by our government, mainly Fauci and his associates.

    As the lab leak theory gains more support, things are not looking so good for Fauci. It recently came out that he commissioned a scientific study disputing the lab leak theory in February 2020. He then pointed to it during a press conference as proof the lab leak theory was false while pretending he had nothing to do with the study and didn’t know the authors. One of the authors of the paper, who had switched his position from a lab origin to a natural origin belief after conferring with Fauci, later received a nine-million-dollar grant from the government.

    Former CDC head Robert Redfield is now saying he thinks Fauci purposely tried to squash the lab leak theory. Fauci, appearing the other day on television, expressed surprise that someone he thought of as a friend would say this. This must be a real “Et tu Brute” moment for Fauci.

  19. Dumbo says:

    Whatever, but I personally find Mr. Demonshire’s making fun of Blacks a bit tasteless and silly. When people talk about “White Supremacy”, it’s probably not people like Demonshire or Sailor they are thinking about. Why not talk about Jews then? Or about Anglos themselves, who share a bit of the blame, too. Blacks are too easy pickings.

    • Troll: AceDeuce
  20. @Achmed E. Newman

    My man Mahoney states:

    ” This is because the term “theory” is a scientific term, which conveys an idea based on principles grounded in material facts and scientific reasoning. However, the claims asserted by some in the West, including the Trump and Biden administrations, that COVID-19 is potentially or worse, definitely, intentionally associated with a laboratory in Wuhan, China, have never been based in science.

    Rather, the desire to demonize China, especially the Chinese political system, with clear racist implications, has always been the driving force behind these narratives. In fact, one should not even call this the “lab leak hypothesis,” as the word “hypothesis” also conveys a normative, pseudo-scientific gloss.

    According to a recent study by the leading public health journal Lancet, the virus was present in Italy since the summer of 2019. We also know that Italy was the worst hit European country initially. It’s possible that the virus started in Italy, and it’s likewise possible that it started somewhere else. We just have yet to determine at this point.

    Another study says that the virus was possibly transmitted from bats to humans in Southeast Asia. As some scientists speculate, bats moved further north due to global warming, while the new habitats and changing temperatures encouraged viral mutations.”

  21. Jim H says:

    One is shocked that Kwesi Mfume was not part of this exemplary sister city ceremony — only because Newark is a couple of hours northeast of Baltimore:

    ‘The city of Newark, New Jersey fell victim to a humiliating scam in which its mayor signed a “sister city” agreement with a nonexistent Hindu nation called “The United States of Kailasa.”

    ‘Kailasa exists only as an elaborate website created by a fugitive, Swami Nithyananda, who’s been on the lam from Indian authorities since 2019. However, in a January 12 ceremony, Mayor Ras Baraka signed a cultural and trade deal with the contrived country.

    ‘In addition to photos from the Newark ceremony, Kailasa’s website also includes various honorific proclamations from dozens of cities, including Winston-Salem, Dayton, Canton, Richmond and Asheville.

    ‘It’s not clear where Kailasa is supposed to be located. The BBC has said it’s purportedly on an island near Ecuador, though that country’s government says Nithyananda doesn’t live there.’

    One is reminded of the spectacular 19th century scam pulled off by the self-styled Cacique of Poyais, who unlike the Sovereign State of Shrikailasa, actually made a ton of money off it:

    ‘Gregor MacGregor was deemed the ‘King of Con-Men’ by The Economist for pulling off the ‘greatest confidence trick of all time’. MacGregor earned this title by finding an uninhabited piece of land on the coast of Honduras, creating a fictitious country called Poyais, and selling over a billion dollars worth of ‘Poyais bonds’ in London by misleading investors with lies about how Poyais was a developed society. MacGregor claimed that Poyais was home to beautiful architecture, an opera house, parliamentary building, cathedral, and more. In reality, it was an uninhabited jungle.

    ‘MacGregor appointed himself the “Grand Cacique of Poyais”, and traveled to London to start his scheme. He heavily marketed Poyais to British investors, and as there was already speculative enthusiasm for Latin American bonds at the time, he had no problem finding investors. Offices were opened in London and Edinburgh to sell Poyais land grants at 4 shillings an acre, and in 1822 he issued $200,000 in bonds offering a 6% yield (billions in modern money).

    ‘Worst of all, many Scottish retirees relocated to Poyais based on MacGregor’s promises of paradise. In total, seven ships sailed to Poyais, but only 60 of the 240 settlers that arrived survived.’

    Pretty sure we could convince Kwesi Mfume to resign his Congressional seat and emigrate, in exchange for several million in Poyais bearer bonds.

    Please keep this quiet until he actually boards ship.

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  22. His name was changed to Kweisi Mfume – not Kwesi – from the Shona language meaning “conquering son of kings”. Your suggested West African language would’ve been a more appropriate one to use. For whatever reason, blacks in the USA tend to see themselves as being of random African groups unrelated to them. Most slaves of course were of West African roots of course.

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  23. @Jim Richard

    Reason versus pseudo science and conjecture: —enter Michael Hiltzik-

    “CNN aired an hour-long documentary entitled “The Origins of COVID-19: Searching for the Source.” In the program, it seemed both the proponents of the zoonotic origin theory and those of the lab-leak theory were given airtime.

    The proponents of the zoonotic origin theory were all professional virologists, including Kristian Andersen of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and Peter Daszak, a prominent zoologist.

    But as Hiltzik pointed out, the guests supporting the lab-leak theory include Alina Chan, a researcher at the Broad Institute, a biomedical research center, and Josh Rogin, a Washington Post columnist, neither of whom have any experience in virology. The program also did not mention the fact that Chan is co-writing a book about COVID-19’s origins that is expected to prominently feature the lab-leak theory.

    “By posing these two theories as simply two equally plausible solutions to a mystery, CNN glosses over the fact that the virological community regards the animal origin as vastly more likely rather than a lab leak. In fact, the two hypotheses are miles apart in credibility,”

    • Replies: @astrolabe
    , @Jim Richard
  24. Boll says:

    It was all just a crackdown on China‘s opposition and there wasn‘t any dangerous or particularly fabricated virus. Regimes worldwide were enthused about the potential for targeting opposition and public health budgets at the same time, copied the operation of their Chinese friends and made a fortune. Good for them.

  25. Sorry Derbs. Lately i am becoming disillusioned with everything, including the articles on this forum. What’s the point if no steps are being taken? The same articles regurgitating the same shit every other day. One of your links shows a black man’s autobiography that starts with him beating the crap out of a white kid. He happens to be a lecturer in a University in America today. This isn’t funny, it is disgusting. It is absurd black comedy of the worst kind. You keep writing these articles in sarcastic tone and then replies are in the same tone….this shows that your race has given up. You have lost. The valor and vigor has seeped out of the collective white masses, if this is the reaction of the very few whose eyes are truly open. The rest 95 percent of whites are fodder, nothing else. They might as well be mannequins.

    I shit on my Indian (dot) people at every opportunity but they would never allow this shit to happen in India. And thank god for that. They’d lynch these niggers and make plans to ship each and everyone of them back to Mother Africa. The BJP would ensure this, and call Modi whatever you want….a dhoti wearing fascist, but I’d rather that than your choices in the Republican camp(all bobble their heads as soon as you mention Israel).

    You people were handed a majestic nation on a platter, and look what you’ve done with it. I don’t even blame the jew or the negro anymore. The fantasies of a white ethnostate will remain just that….a fantasy.

    Sorry, but what a sorry ass article.In a justified and well run proud and patriotic nation that black congressman would have been shot point blank on his face for his obsession with race and the money he’s made off of it).

    • Agree: 36 ulster
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    , @36 ulster
    , @Dream
  26. Anon[172] • Disclaimer says:

    Kwesi, Kwame, Mohammed, Abdul ! I am always amused at these Blacks who assume these names.

    We hear about Mungajunga which means “Spear from the Sky” in the Dongo language However the Afro American assuming this name would not know a Dongo tribal member if he shoved a throwing stick up his arse.

    Then we have the Afro Americans with these Moslem names. Do they not know that the Moslems were the Master Slavers long before the White Man arrived on the scene. Do they know that the Moslems castrated the black men so said Moslems could have unchallenged access to the black girls ? Do Afro Americans know the Moslem slave trade goes back to the years around 900 AD and involved 12-15M slaves (compared to the 400 thousand exported to the US) ?

    Do Afro Americans know that the Middle East Moslem and modern day African despises them as ignorant and inferior beasts ?

    Years ago a trade delegation from Africa travelled to the Caribbean. Upon landing, the head of the delegation took the pilot to task fearing the fellow must have taken a wrong turn and they were still in Africa. Why ? Because on the tarmac was the welcoming committee dressed in dashikis and sandals and carrying staffs. The Africans were wearing suits, white shirts and ties.

    Now came the introductions;

    On the African side: John Roberts, Peter Chaplin, Lennox LaRose
    On the West Indian Side: Muguba Mzulu, Chima Banufa, Amari Ndebanga

    To add dog shit to horse shit, the rich and famous US blacks take on the most idiotic stage names. Boosie, Yayo, 600 Breezy, Beanie.

    When I worked I did a tour of one of our plants in Flint/ Michigan. The Plant Manager told me at one cell that the lead hand was on his way. His name was “Rabbit”. The guy had been there for 15 years and no one knew his real name. His “name” became obvious when he showed up He had a split lip and two enormous ears. He introduced himself as “Rabbit” and was stunned when I asked him his real name. Richard Langford !

    What is with these people ?

  27. tyrone says:

    His name was changed to Kweisi Mfume – not Kwesi – from the Shona language meaning “conquering son of kings”

    …..Wait a second ,let me help with that, it’s “conquering son of KANGS!”……

  28. skrik says:

    Wade, however, in his long and carefully reasoned article—it is over eleven thousand words—made the case for a lab leak

    Me: Agree, and IMHO he makes the case convincingly – except for ‘leak.’ Wade discusses CGG-CGG and makes a ‘big deal’ on BSL2:

    Before 2020, the rules followed by virologists in China and elsewhere required that experiments with the SARS1 and MERS viruses be conducted in BSL3 conditions. But all other bat coronaviruses could be studied in BSL2, the next level down

    Things that make one go “Hmmm?” Doesn’t this rather suggest that Dr Shi did not consider her work subjects to be as dangerous as SARS1 or MERS? Like yes, she was working with RaTG13, perhaps MP789 but *no* infection-accelerant FCS [= furin cleavage site]? Just musing [= suggesting that the FCS was added in somewhere else by someone else, i.e. not a ‘lab-leak’ so much, but by the actual deliberate ‘lab-release’ rogue-regime perps, say?] rgds

  29. @obwandiyag

    Anybody who says “chicoms” is an idiot.
    Ok! “Chinc”-coms! Feel better?
    You are laughable!

  30. @Priss Factor

    What I’d like to know is after these “refugees” have been shipped all over the western world, and the entire planet is a third world shit hole, where are they going to ship them to so these “refugees”can get some relief?
    Are the governments going to contract space X to “refugee” them to a more hospitable planet?

  31. Dr. x says:

    “Frizzell Gray,” LOL.

    Ghetto pimp name for sure.

  32. Frappe says: • Website

    Hector macho Camacho Mountain Dew

  33. Derb… You and Steve Sailer should get together over some brews or a bottle of champaign and celebrate your new found fame or is it infamy? I can’t remember who the quote is attributed to, but the line is “it’s better to be infamous than UN famous.” When your name is on the “lips” of a sitting U.S. congressman you’ve finally hit the big time! You’ve earned it. Cheers to you both! 🍻

  34. @Rich

    Indeed. After months of denial, the “lab leak” theory is now being pushed by the media to distract from the far more obvious fact that the virus was manufactured and deliberately released by the US to further cripple China’s economic development.

    • Agree: Rich
  35. Anon[172] • Disclaimer says:

    Eye red yo commint Bro an eye is trubbled. Yu is suported by odder wite racists who hates Niggers an mocks dem. Myfume mudder kood a name him Nat Ungu X or Truf Mgoro Z butt she chuz ah reel Afro name.

    Eye is reportin yu to SPLC, Naacp, BLM, Al Sharpton cos eye is trubbled wen yu say Niggas is dumm.

    B respeckful Brudda. Jah rule. Blak Powa, Ritechous. Africa is we roots an we is prowd to be Niggaz.

    Long live Wakanda.

    • LOL: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  36. anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:

    I still vividly remember the first time I saw Kwesi Mfume though I had heard him on the radio before, at the corner of 33rd & Saint Paul Streets in Baltimore, handing out flyers for his first congressional run but notwithstanding his charisma, I didn’t vote for him because he sounded way too radical even back then. It’s been several decades since that first drive-by encounter but my gut feeling has been proven absolutely right him. You can take a nigga out of the ghetto but you can’t get ghetto out of the nigga!

  37. Jews decree, Anglos agree.

  38. Thirdtwin says:

    It’s “Kweisi”, but you probably knew that lol

    Should have just used his slave name, Frizzell Gerald Gray.

  39. @Anon

    Nigga Pleez, I be up ta mi hed n wattaw wif all duh rain cuz I cant swim, dats why I be mov’n mi azz outta callaforna ta Detroit wer mi udda niggaz be.
    Pleez dontz dox mi azz, mi booty still be sore fo Serv’n 5 yerz fo carjack’n an murdah 1.
    Wakanda 4EVR.

  40. Arclight says:

    I am sure other countries with representative forms of government have their share of dullards and hucksters in elected office, but are any automatically put on a pedestal the way our rulers do with people like Mfume? In a rational world, a guy with a wholly invented name and representing a district with some of the lowest quality human capital we possess would not be taken seriously on any subject whatsoever.

  41. lavoisier says: • Website
    @RJ Macready

    Perhaps your points are a bit extreme, but I agree with you that white people are turning out to be quite a disappointment in terms of being able to defend their own and fight back against the endless provocations and depredations imposed by the other.

    Very sad indeed.

  42. Pablo says:

    Rep. Mfume, deliberately or not, DID succeed in getting Mr. Wade off topic. Wade had to defend himself instead of responding to Mfume’s false claims. Kwesi Mfume is a race baiting RACIST, going around accusing others of what he ractices. himself.

  43. Righteous Negress in South Africa speaks some truth about ‘whites build, blacks destroy’.

    I say whites should just let blacks totally destroy South Africa.

    • Replies: @Malla
  44. Always despised Queasy Assfume

  45. Kwesi Mfumi….hmmm, I remember when the fool’s name was Frizzell Gerald Gray. Let’s all use that name for him and tell him, “When you ride up in here on a camel, I’ll call you that A-rab name”. Remember that fool from NYC who showed up in Richmond calling himself “Sa’ad El-Amin”. Turns out his real name is Jeroyd Green. I don’t really blame those fools for wanting to change their names. If somebody had named me Frizzell I might have wanted to have mine changed too, but Jeroyd? Shit, I wouldn’t have kept that name long enough for somebody to even tell me to say it was Jerry for short.

    • Replies: @NotAnonymousHere
  46. SMK says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “…. almost a hundred racially-motivated attempted murders over the last five years” -virtually all “attempted murders of blacks by whites, I assume, of which he offers no factual verification- provoked by a “neo-Nazi forum” and “white supremacists,’ including not only David Duke but also Jared Taylor, Steve Sailer, and “John Demmonshire” (did he mean “demonshire”?) who “championed” and promoted Wade’s demonic “white supremacist” book.

    “White supremacists” and “racists” and “neo-Nazis must be even poorer marksman than black criminals and gangsters in Chicago and nationwide.

  47. Dube says:

    At that hearing by the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, directly after reasonable opening remarks from Chairman Paul Wenstrup, cautioning against politicization, Ranking Member Raul Ruiz immediately launched the attack on science writer Nicholas Wade, with the same points that later would be expressed by Congressman Mfume – David Duke, SPLC etc. So it was a prepared hit.

    Mfume’s apologia, “And I would hope that giving you this platform does not paint or taint the issue that we’re trying to get to and deal with here,” certainly did distract unfavorably. Afterward, Mfume was lent two minutes by a colleague so that he could make a levelheaded statement about the actual issue, beyond his woke rant. But Wade had to spend time on the red herring, defending the thesis of his book, which was irrelevant to the point, but which did vitiate his testimony in regard to the issue.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  48. @Twodees Partain

    If somebody had named me Frizzell I might have wanted to have mine changed too, but Jeroyd? Shit, I wouldn’t have kept that name long enough for somebody to even tell me to say it was Jerry for short.

    Since his mother’s boyband/husfriend wasn’t his real father, maybe he was named after his real father, Lefty Frizzell.

    p.s. Earlier in #16 I said “Chinese names” but I meant to type “Chinese tattoos”. So many mistakes, so little time.

    • Thanks: Twodees Partain
  49. @GomezAdddams

    Mr. Adams, I did not use either of the words “theory” or “hypothesis”, other than in a quote of Mr. Demmonchire. I agree with you. There’s no science behind the speculation. What my speculation has behind it is simple common sense and the understanding that the most straight-forward explanation (that’s the proper word, “explanation”) is likely correct.

    Ron Unz’s theory is also speculation, with no evidence, but the question of who would be smart enough to pull off a viral attack, yet be too stupid to understand that it would spread back, comes up. OK, you say, they want to kill EVERYBODY. I can believe that, but you just spread it everywhere then. Then, you come up with a gene therapy shot. (FTS!, said I, and most of my family.)

    This is more in response to Rich, Mr. Price and a few others, but the counterpoint to “we all want to Derbyshire, errr, Demonize, China” is that there are pundits galore who enjoy demonizing all things American, as far-fetched and out of touch as some of it is. Ron Unz is one of these people.

    Hell, I liked China before Chairman-fuckwad Xi’s Orwellianism, and I like Chinese people. Just figuring realistically that the virus came from China is not demonizing.

    Anyway, I think you all should actually read Nick Wade’s article. Mr. Demon-on-ShropShrye has a link in this post.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  50. @Jim H

    Thanks and LOL

    Great stories, Jim, of scams big and small, clever and stupid!

  51. If somebody had named me Frizzell I might have wanted to have mine changed too, but Jeroyd? Shit, I wouldn’t have kept that name long enough for somebody to even tell me to say it was Jerry for short.

    Since his mother’s boyband/husfriend wasn’t his real father, maybe he was named after his real father, Lefty Frizzell.

    Is still a shithole but at least three good people came out of Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe, John Waters, and the homo governor.

    p.s. Earlier in #16 I said “Chinese names” but I meant to type “Chinese tattoos”. So many mistakes, so little time.

    @ron unz:

    Don’t have a countdown that tells me I have a hyoooge amount of time to edit then have a box tell me I can’t edit.

  52. Kpkick says:

    Everybody knows Lee Harvey Oswald dit it, all by himself.

  53. Malla says:
    @Priss Factor

    I say whites should just let blacks totally destroy South Africa.

    After that they will go to Europe like a locust plagues to then turn Europe into one more Africa.
    After all, the European missionaries and European colonialists brought modern medicine, hospitals, hygiene, modern sanitation etc… as well as fed Africans with aid so that their numbers would swell, Africa ends up with too much Africans that can be sustained and so they could go to Europe to make it one more shithole with no future. What a complicated long term way to commit suicide by Whitey, full of Christian/ Liberal/leftist love.

    • Replies: @RJ Macready
  54. anon[992] • Disclaimer says:

    Blah, blah, blah.

    Go back to England where you belong, water nigger.

    • Troll: 36 ulster
  55. @Achmed E. Newman

    See #2, which I said in comments under both Derbyshire and Unz columns at the time.

    The flaw in the Wade article was and still is that it frames the discussion by presuming a Chinese origin. People who accept that are then left to choose between (1) inferior Chinese sanitation and public health practices, (2) Chinese carelessness in the Wuhan lab, and (3) Chinese malevolence.

    As (1) and (3) proved inadequate to propagandize the less credulous portion of the American sheople, (2) was moved — practically overnight — from MSM perdition into acceptable discourse. Although former saints like Fauci may need to be sacrificed, the spin can still be that he shouldn’t have trusted those sloppy, cut rate ChiComs. (We may see Red+Blue pillow fights along that line if the dempanic requires ongoing narrative maintenance in Congress.)

    We are part of the most Exceptionally! brainwashed society in history. This is just another example of full spectrum propaganda, with China deemed at fault whether you buy (1), (2), or (3).

    Just figuring realistically that the virus came from China is not demonizing.

    Useful idiocy. People like you are, in fact, helping the Establishment do just that.

  56. Noted with interest: Thousands of south of the borderites (it’s a cold stone lock that they’re not all Mexicans) storming across the bridge at El Paso.

    Has the CBP or whatever no machine guns? Or no balls? The fish rots from the head and I blame whoever’s in charge. Never present a problem without a solution, so …

    Solution: Since it’s too late to lay minefields, issue machine guns and millions of rounds of IRS ammo and issue orders to shoot to kill, shoot indiscriminately, I don’t care, just keep shooting. Then just leave the bodies. When the next wave comes, lather, rinse, repeat. And leave the bodies. Definitely shoot women and children. Too bad. I didn’t create the problem.

    When the invaders have to crawl over a growing mountain of rotting bodies they might pause and reflect. Yes, people are going to die. Caring about that is not my yob, mang. If someone wanted to pay the freight and deputize me I’d be happy to go down and shoot shoot shoot all day. Just need a bucket of oil to cool off the hot barrel when I swap in a fresh one. Those in the know, know. ‘Nuff said.

    This is vastly different from the Israeli Palestinian situation. There, the Jews are the invaders and should be killed. Again, deputize me and give me a per diem. Too bad. I didn’t create the problem. In retrospect a holocaust that actually happened might have been a good idea. Water under the bridge now of course.

  57. 36 ulster says:
    @RJ Macready

    I didn’t dislike Derb’s article, but I’m in agreement with you regarding us white folks. It’s understandable that “white identity” would be difficult to form–we’re a rather heterogeneous lot–but many of us don’t even have a collective self-preservation instinct. No anger at being the all-purpose scapegoats for the failures of Mr. Sailer’s coalition of the Margins. And no anger at our own mediocrity, passivity and weakness. Look around Our Fair Cities and we’ll notice that we’re living high off the inheritance of flawed but great men who had a sense of the civic and aesthetic that has been treated with dismissiveness and disdain by subsequent generations–from me and my fellow Boomers onward, if not before 1946. Structural vandals like (((Frank Gehry))) are lauded, when he would have been bitterly laughed at not too long ago. The New Statesman of today is less like Bismarck and more like the pathetic Olaf Scholz, who allowed a natural gas pipeline to be sabotaged by the very military alliance in which his nation supposedly belongs. Until we de-emphasize our differences and at least RE-act against our bitter enemies by any means necessary, we are FUQQED.

    • Replies: @anon
  58. anon[992] • Disclaimer says:
    @36 ulster

    I didn’t mean to troll 36 ulster, just insult John Derbyshire. Imagine being his half-Chinese son.

    Sorry 36 ulster!

  59. Sheeeeiiit, black folks not buying Walmart’s explanation for closing.

    Okay, I’ll give it to the Negroes straight. Negroes be stealing too much!

    • Replies: @Seneca44
  60. @Malla

    After that they will go to Europe like a locust plagues to then turn Europe into one more Africa.

    What do you mean AFTER that? It is already happening all over whitey land, not just in Europe. America is worse and I have lived and seen this shit in Canada. Passive whitey is worse than the black man. At least the black man has to take efforts to cause chaos. Passive Whitey is worse than the brown man. The Brown man may have a shallow brain with a shallow take on life, but he at least knows he must fend for his family and his ancestor’s legacy.

    Whitey got everything handed to him on platter-magnificent cities with giant iron rods, the best weaponry technology could conceive, the brightest literature, and the finest scientific knowledge, never seen till date and he managed to squander all of that away in less than 75 years. We shouldn’t talk about the white man in context to this generation-in all of human history spanning from Mesopotamia and Egypt to Rome and the modern era no race/group has squandered away so much with such ease.

    • Replies: @Malla
  61. Dream says:
    @RJ Macready

    I shit on my Indian (dot) people at every opportunity but they would never allow this shit to happen in India. And thank god for that. They’d lynch these niggers and make plans to ship each and everyone of them back to Mother Africa. The BJP would ensure this, and call Modi whatever you want….a dhoti wearing fascist, but I’d rather that than your choices in the Republican camp(all bobble their heads as soon as you mention Israel).

    I agree with you about how pathetic white people are, but blacks in India dominate Indians to such an extent that even Indian police are scared of them. Though, of course, there are cases where Indian mobs have attacked Africans.

    They are also good at scamming.

    • Replies: @CCG
  62. Malla says:
    @RJ Macready

    Excellent comment RJ Mcready and sadly very true. The whole collapse started when Western YT fought the German National Socialists, those Whites who realised where the West was heading and thus were taking harsh but much needed corrective action. And instead of supporting the Third Reich, the Western Whites played a major role in destroying the Third Reich, the entity which was trying to save their civilization. And the media sun their national glories in having defeated the nazis and Fascists, the Right wing. Right wing from a cultural point of view as the Nazis were Socialists. And that gave enormous moral power tot he west which was hellbent on destroying Western civilization and the White race. the same left got power into the West’s Universities and Capitalist corporate media which brainwashed the White masses to hate themselves and feel guilty.
    The moment (Jew loving, Commie lovin) President FDR was elected in the USA, Western civilization was over. Finito.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  63. @Malla

    The flood of the immigrants got far worse since the end of the Cold War than after the end of WWII. Some immigrants were allowed in after WWII to help with reconstruction but it has become insane since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The communist countries had far stricter border controls while they lasted.

    • Replies: @RJ Macready
    , @Malla
  64. @Commentator Mike

    The worst by far was the dot com boom. In the late 90s floodgates were opened for Indians and other IT clowns to flood in by the hordes, and it has never really stopped.

    Also, the Indian immigrants prior to the mid 90s were still decent people. Far better than the savages who have immigrated after that. I will say this till I die….the internet destroyed the world. I can write a 3000 word essay on how the internet pussified humanity. Silicon valley nerds are worse than ISIS. Subhuman basement dwelling passive aggresive scum. The opposite of valor and vigor that are necessities of a great man.

    • Agree: Malla
  65. @Dube

    He didn’t have to even respond to Frizzell’s rant. Republicans don’t seem to be willing to raise points of order, or ask for points of information during a rant by one of these Roberts’ Rules ignorant jackasses. The chair has the authority to interrupt as well, but only democrat chairmen ever do.

  66. @RJ Macready

    Yes, I noticed it got ever worse throughout the 90. But I thought there was a dot com crash in the late 90s.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  67. @GomezAdddams

    I meant to ask you, Mr. Adams, who is your man Mahoney?

  68. @Commentator Mike

    It was not until the latter part of the year 2000.

    Regarding Mr. MacReady’s point, young smart software people (90% guys) could make a very good living through 2000 and find jobs anywhere.

    I knew a guy with a good software job at one of the subsequently successful 1.0 companies who told me he was thinking of moving to Dallas (from where we lived). “Oh, you got a job out there?” “No, a good friend of mine lives there. I want to hang out with him. I’ll find a job in a couple of weeks.” And that’s the way it was…

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  69. Derb, I think this is another case where the ancient complaint of the eternal British Mum applies: “who’s a naughty boy, then?”

  70. astrolabe says:

    The proponents of the zoonotic origin theory were all professional virologists, including Kristian Andersen of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and Peter Daszak, a prominent zoologist.

    Is that the same Peter Daszak who runs EcoHealth Alliance that subcontracted its researth to the Wuhan Institute of Virology?

  71. @RJ Macready

    I can write a 3000 word essay …

    Can you? Really? I am skeptical about that. But you have just been fast-tracked for full membership in the No One Gives A Fuck About This Idiot Club, NOGAFATIC. You can display our bumper sticker and show off our complimentary snuggle blanky to your guests on bridge night.

    • Replies: @RJ Macready
  72. @NotAnonymousHere

    Jeez,lay off the whiskey chief. It’s messin with ya brain cells.

  73. Malla says:
    @Commentator Mike

    You are right, The fall the USSR & Warsaw Pact World ended up as a disaster for the West. After the fall of the USSR, the Western elites went into Turbo Capitalism (+ Cultural Marxist) mode. Economically turbo-capitalism but socially Cultural Marxist globo-homo. Exact opposite of Warsaw Pact World after late period of Stalin: economically Socialism/State Capitalism and culturally conservative (Social Realism movement) as Jews started losing power slowly. Early Soviet Russia was full of promiscuity and degenerate culture, which Stalin reversed later on.
    After the fall of the USSR, Western Companies sidestepped their own Working classes (who had achieved good labour laws and pay thanks to decades of union action) and exported many jobs to the Third World. Resultant, rust belts in the West and working class Whites on welfare and depression and drugs. Followed by acceleration in hostile non Whites infiltration (immigration) and the dumping of White Working classes by the mainstream left parties of the West in favour of darkies.

  74. @GomezAdddams

    “Covid” is a mind game, not a virus. At least not a novel virus. Just another cold. One that often had no symptoms. Covid is a manufactured idea.

  75. ATBOTL says:

    The black with the fake African name did not say “white supremacists,” he said “white supremists.” The blacks in Congress might as well be in a minstrel show.

  76. MEH 0910 says:

  77. Seneca44 says:
    @Priss Factor

    Is that a blue police light in the parking lot behind the news babe? If so, it’s kind of like the CNN guy who described the “mostly peaceful protests” with a burning building in the background.

  78. Gordo says:

    Not related to Toshiro Mifune I take it.

    • Replies: @Truth
  79. Dream says:

    How come you know so much about Indians?

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