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Saturday, June 20. 2015
“Normative sociology, the study of what the causes of problems ought to be, greatly fascinates us all”
Two Americas: How the Supreme Court Could Change Health Care
Matt Ridley explains how he lost trust in climate science
Hillary: ‘We Have to Face Hard Truths About Race, Violence, Guns, Division’
One psychotic kid does something monstrous and it's a national crisis?
Dylann Roof’s Racist Massacre Was Universally Condemned — Why Are Liberal Pundits Pretending Otherwise?
Once Again, President Barack Obama Calls For The Abolition Of The Secret Service
Obama: Low-income Kids Do Worse in School at Month’s End Partly Because They’re ‘Getting Hungry,’ Food Stamps ‘Running Out’
Immigration by the Numbers
It's Democrats, Not Republicans, Who Are The Extremists
Blumenthal email confirms: Libya was to be Hillary´s crowning accomplishment
Hungary to Build 175 km Border Fence to Ward Off Terrorist Migrants – Calls EU Immigration Plan “Bordering on Insanity”
Pentagon Unleashes Behemoth Bible Laying Out the Laws of War for US Soldiers
A trip into the heart of Palestine - A journey to the land that has seen many changes, where Arabs and Islam once prospered, is exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time
Is State Department skirting US law on sanctions?
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The Danes, the Swiss and now the Hungarians. They must not have bought into" you are a bigot if you don't roll over and submit to suicide".
Re: the piece on extremism, what precisely is an economic liberal?
It usually refers to someone who advocates for free markets.
Definitions run hard, here. A classical liberal overlaps less than 50% with a modern American liberal. The terms mean different things in different minds. In the 19th C, a free-trader was absolutely called a liberal. I think that would be reversed now. Where we would draw the dividing line in the 20th C I don't know.
Assistant Village Idiot: In the 19th C, a free-trader was absolutely called a liberal. I think that would be reversed now.
Sure. In the 18th and 19th century, greater equality meant freer markets, which had previous been under control of the monarchy and aristocracy. In the 20th century, equality meant imposing some restraints on business, such as laws against child labor, and civil rights laws. Today, a so-called classical liberal is generally to the political right of center.
Re: HRC on Charleston:
I don’t suppose it is all that shocking that the fatuous pols and the eager media would pile on, following the herd; isn’t that de rigueur for ankle biting opportunists? As for gun control, I’m still waiting for them to crack down on illegal guns. Yeah, we know that is not going to happen because it would actually make a difference, would offend the base, and it’s HARD, as opposed to gassing, tsk tsking, cluck clucking, and Monday morning quarterbacking which are easy.
I don’t have that much of a problem with HRC’s remarks. She didn’t mention the shooter by name and she accorded the victims proper deference. It is their lives that matter and we should remember.
John Merline: It's Democrats, Not Republicans, Who Are The Extremists ... Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll shows that 47% of Democrats today say they are socially liberal and moderate to liberal on economic issues. That's up from 30% who said so in 2001.
Even if all Democrats were liberals, that doesn't justify a claim of extremism.
Charles W. Cooke: On The Nightly Show yesterday, Larry Wilmore made the same mistake, explaining to his audience of clapping seals that Fox News “makes my f*cking head explode.”
Wilmore included plenty of clips as evidence.
Fox News finally decided that ignoring the racial aspects of the murders was not longer tenable. Republican candidates for president will probably follow suit.
Sometimes people need reminded that you can't overstate the obvious enough when you are talking to idiots. Thanks for reminding us.
I try to support you when I can, because you take a lot of heat here. But Wilmore cherry-picked those quotes. They were bad, but they are made to look worse when they are batched together, and when some (all?) of them were uttered before there was much real information. Look at the time stamps.
Wilmore was deeply dishonest here. Please reconsider your defense of him. He is trying to score political points off a tragedy. Also, the line about Republican candidates following suit is completely uncalled for. Obama turned it into a gun-control issue before the bodies were cold. Jon Stewart didn't change his show when One Goh massacres Koreans*, but is oh-so-nobly accusing of people who just happen to be political opponents on this one.
*Not that conservatives did much better.
They are using the word liberal in the way of common usage in the USA which is Socialism. That is the reason the word extreme is being attached to it. It is not referring to the type of liberal philosophy of John Locke that the USA was founded upon.
And Socialism can in fact be accurately defined as extremist because its methods and goals are extremist. The reason for this is that the socialist recognized the smallest social unit as society, not the family nor the individual. With no individual rights and no freedom, Socialism can rightfully be called extreme in the most prejudiced type of way.
"The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic"
Oh, that was nothing. A few people passing as in a "protected class" for their advantage and the institution's advantage. Although it is hilarious. Elizabeth Warren, Harvard's token native American?
But a worse consequence of "oppression chic" is things such as this from the [url= http://www.nationalreview.com/article/oregon-white-privilege-100K]training material for "white privilege" conference required of "educators"[/url]
The manual defines this “white culture” with a list of values, such as “promoting independence, self expression, personal choice, individual thinking and achievement,”...
Hat tip: Instapundit
Matt Ridley: The “bad idea” in this case is not that climate changes, nor that human beings influence climate change; but that the impending change is sufficiently dangerous to require urgent policy responses.
The primary reason for the political strife is that the right gives voice to pseudo-science, so that it is difficult to make progress on the issue. Like most pseudo-sciences, they'll go from junk like the greenhouse effect is against the laws of thermodynamics, to climate experts know less than talking heads, to there is a giant conspiracy to form a one world totalitarian government. The reaction, then, is scientists sounding alarm bells trying to draw attention to the issue.
A more reasonable response would be to acknowledge the science, then consider the pros of cons of various proposals, to find a course consistent with prudence and utility. There's no reasonable scientific doubt about global warming, and that global warming will cause uneven climate change across the globe. There's no reasonable doubt that humans can adapt to the changing climate, but that prevention will be less expensive and less disruptive than reaction.
Matt Ridley: The earth is a sphere; evolution is true; carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas.
Matt Ridley: A more recent poll of 1854 members of the American Meteorological Society found the true number is 52 per cent.
Here Ridley conflates membership in the AMS with being an expert in climate science.
Matt Ridley: Estimates of climate sensitivity, which should be high if positive feedbacks are strong, are instead getting lower and lower.
Estimates of climate sensitivity, 2-4°C, haven't changed much in a century. Svante Arrhenius calculated it as 4°C per doubling of CO2 in 1906 (though he didn't include all relevant factors).
Supposedly the Charleston shooter's manifesto. Chilling but worth the tl;dr.
"I was not raised in a racist home or environment. Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply beause of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country. But it is a superficial awareness. Growing up, in school, the White and black kids would make racial jokes toward each other, but all they were were jokes. Me and White friends would sometimes would watch things that would make us think that “blacks were the real racists” and other elementary thoughts like this, but there was no real understanding behind it.
The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?
From this point I researched deeper and found out what was happening in Europe. I saw that the same things were happening in England and France, and in all the other Western European countries. Again I found myself in disbelief. As an American we are taught to accept living in the melting pot, and black and other minorities have just as much right to be here as we do, since we are all immigrants. But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there. From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware.
I think it is is fitting to start off with the group I have the most real life experience with, and the group that is the biggest problem for Americans.
Niggers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense. They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race.
Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont think about race in their daily lives. And this is our problem. We need to and have to.
Say you were to witness a dog being beat by a man. You are almost surely going to feel very sorry for that dog. But then say you were to witness a dog biting a man. You will most likely not feel the same pity you felt for the dog for the man. Why? Because dogs are lower than men.
This same analogy applies to black and White relations. Even today, blacks are subconsciously viewed by White people are lower beings. They are held to a lower standard in general. This is why they are able to get away with things like obnoxious behavior in public. Because it is expected of them.
Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks. This White superiority complex that comes from learning of how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont deny that we are in fact superior.
I wish with a passion that niggers were treated terribly throughout history by Whites, that every White person had an ancestor who owned slaves, that segregation was an evil an oppressive institution, and so on. Because if it was all it true, it would make it so much easier for me to accept our current situation. But it isnt true. None of it is. We are told to accept what is happening to us because of ancestors wrong doing, but it is all based on historical lies, exaggerations and myths. I have tried endlessly to think of reasons we deserve this, and I have only came back more irritated because there are no reasons.
Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning ancestor. This applies to in the states where slavery never existed, as well as people whose families immigrated after slavery was abolished. I have read hundreds of slaves narratives from my state. And almost all of them were positive. One sticks out in my mind where an old ex-slave recounted how the day his mistress died was one of the saddest days of his life. And in many of these narratives the slaves told of how their masters didnt even allowing whipping on his plantation.
Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system.
Now White parents are forced to move to the suburbs to send their children to “good schools”. But what constitutes a “good school”? The fact is that how good a school is considered directly corresponds to how White it is. I hate with a passion the whole idea of the suburbs. To me it represents nothing but scared White people running. Running because they are too weak, scared, and brainwashed to fight. Why should we have to flee the cities we created for the security of the suburbs? Why are the suburbs secure in the first place? Because they are White. The pathetic part is that these White people dont even admit to themselves why they are moving. They tell themselves it is for better schools or simply to live in a nicer neighborhood. But it is honestly just a way to escape niggers and other minorities.
But what about the White people that are left behind? What about the White children who, because of school zoning laws, are forced to go to a school that is 90 percent black? Do we really think that that White kid will be able to go one day without being picked on for being White, or called a “white boy”? And who is fighting for him? Who is fighting for these White people forced by economic circumstances to live among negroes? No one, but someone has to.
Here I would also like to touch on the idea of a Norhtwest Front. I think this idea is beyond stupid. Why should I for example, give up the beauty and history of my state to go to the Norhthwest? To me the whole idea just parralells the concept of White people running to the suburbs. The whole idea is pathetic and just another way to run from the problem without facing it.
Some people feel as though the South is beyond saving, that we have too many blacks here. To this I say look at history. The South had a higher ratio of blacks when we were holding them as slaves. Look at South Africa, and how such a small minority held the black in apartheid for years and years. Speaking of South Africa, if anyone thinks that think will eventually just change for the better, consider how in South Africa they have affirmative action for the black population that makes up 80 percent of the population.
It is far from being too late for America or Europe. I believe that even if we made up only 30 percent of the population we could take it back completely. But by no means should we wait any longer to take drastic action.
Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional. How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe.
Negroes have lower Iqs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior. If a scientist publishes a paper on the differences between the races in Western Europe or Americans, he can expect to lose his job. There are personality traits within human families, and within different breeds of cats or dogs, so why not within the races?
A horse and a donkey can breed and make a mule, but they are still two completely different animals. Just because we can breed with the other races doesnt make us the same.
In a modern history class it is always emphasized that, when talking about “bad” things Whites have done in history, they were White. But when we lern about the numerous, almost countless wonderful things Whites have done, it is never pointed out that these people were White. Yet when we learn about anything important done by a black person in history, it is always pointed out repeatedly that they were black. For example when we learn about how George Washington carver was the first nigger smart enough to open a peanut.
On another subject I want to say this. Many White people feel as though they dont have a unique culture. The reason for this is that White culture is world culture. I dont mean that our culture is made up of other cultures, I mean that our culture has been adopted by everyone in the world. This makes us feel as though our culture isnt special or unique. Say for example that every business man in the world wore a kimono, that every skyscraper was in the shape of a pagoda, that every door was a sliding one, and that everyone ate every meal with chopsticks. This would probably make a Japanese man feel as though he had no unique traditional culture.
I have noticed a great disdain for race mixing White women within the White nationalists community, bordering on insanity it. These women are victims, and they can be saved. Stop.
Unlike many White naitonalists, I am of the opinion that the majority of American and European jews are White. In my opinion the issues with jews is not their blood, but their identity. I think that if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldnt cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities. Just like niggers, most jews are always thinking about the fact that they are jewish. The other issue is that they network. If we could somehow turn every jew blue for 24 hours, I think there would be a mass awakening, because people would be able to see plainly what is going on.
I dont pretend to understand why jews do what they do. They are enigma.
Hispanics are obviously a huge problem for Americans. But there are good hispanics and bad hispanics. I remember while watching hispanic television stations, the shows and even the commercials were more White than our own. They have respect for White beauty, and a good portion of hispanics are White. It is a well known fact that White hispanics make up the elite of most hispanics countries. There is good White blood worht saving in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and even Brasil.
But they are still our enemies.
I have great respent for the East Asian races. Even if we were to go extinct they could carry something on. They are by nature very racist and could be great allies of the White race. I am not opposed at all to allies with the Northeast Asian races.
I hate the sight of the American flag. Modern American patriotism is an absolute joke. People pretending like they have something to be proud while White people are being murdered daily in the streets. Many veterans believe we owe them something for “protecting our way of life” or “protecting our freedom”. But im not sure what way of life they are talking about. How about we protect the White race and stop fighting for the jews. I will say this though, I myself would have rather lived in 1940's American than Nazi Germany, and no this is not ignorance speaking, it is just my opinion. So I dont blame the veterans of any wars up until after Vietnam, because at least they had an American to be proud of and fight for.
To take a saying from a film, “I see all this stuff going on, and I dont see anyone doing anything about it. And it pisses me off.”. To take a saying from my favorite film, “Even if my life is worth less than a speck of dirt, I want to use it for the good of society.”.
I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.
Unfortunately at the time of writing I am in a great hurry and some of my best thoughts, actually many of them have been to be left out and lost forever. But I believe enough great White minds are out there already.
Please forgive any typos, I didn't have time to check it."
This is unverified. TV website article and link to website:
"WikiLeaks publishes more than 60,000 leaked diplomatic cables from Saudi Arabia"
Suppose they published all that stuff and no one could care less?