The SPLC’s Hatewatch blog is guffawing at some of the conspiracy theories floating around the web about Super-Storm Sandy:
“It’s punishment for gay rights – no, for Obama’s attitude toward Israel – no, it’s an excuse to confiscate guns – no, it’s an excuse to cancel the election.”
Oh, those silly right-wingers and their conspiracies! Enlightened lefties don’t believe in conspiracies.
But wait – what’s this?
After years of stubbornly trying to implement pie-in-the-sky goals that assumed all children are above average, one state school board has decided to give reality a try:
The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent.
Naturally, this evoked the expected howls of protest from the usual suspects:
But Palm Beach County School Board vice-chairwoman Debra Robinson isn’t buying the rationale. …
Robinson called the state board’s actions essentially “proclaiming racism” and said she wants Palm Beach County to continue to educate every child with the same expectations, regardless of race.
Handy word, “racism.” In this case, Robinson is using it to defend the old “anti-racist” policy of penalizing teachers and dooming children to failure in the name of upholding ideological bias. “You’re equal, dammit! Act that way!”
The cult of egalitarian multiculturalism is collapsing before our eyes.
A video that has generated much discussion around the web:
The Maori (7.4% of NZ population) want new rights to tax wind farms, because the Maori claim ownership over, or at least a special connection with, the wind.
Ngapuhi leader David Rankin says under the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori might have a claim to the wind.
He says the precedent has been set with Maori claims to water.
When asked if Maori had a spiritual connection to the wind, as they claim to with the country’s land and rivers, Mr Rankin said this indeed was the case.
“We can actually prove we’ve had a connection with wind since the beginning of time.”
Everyone should read this essay in its entirety:
When Treason Becomes The Norm: Why The Proposition Nation, Not Islam, Is Our Primary Enemy
Fjordman, Gates of Vienna
In 2009 it was revealed that the ruling Labour Party had purposefully flooded Britain with several million immigrants, without consulting its citizens, in order to socially engineer a “truly Multicultural” country. The huge increases in migrants over the previous decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt to radically change the country and to “rub the Right’s nose in diversity,” according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He said mass immigration was the result of a deliberate plan, but ministers were reluctant to discuss this for fear that it would alienate the party’s “core working class vote.”
Lord Glasman — a personal friend of the Labour Party leader — in 2011 stated that “Labour lied to people about the extent of immigration… and there’s been a massive rupture of trust.” He admitted that the Labour Party had sometimes been actively hostile to the white natives. In particular, they tended to view white working-class voters as “an obstacle to progress.”
To my knowledge, these shocking revelations of a Western government virtually launching a full-front attack to crush its own people have so far not caused a single word of protest from political leaders or mass media in any other Western country, although these acts could be construed as a policy of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing targeting the white majority population. In my country’s mass media, these public admissions from Neather were hardly mentioned at all, although journalists never miss an opportunity to warn against the dangerous tide of “white racism and xenophobia” that is supposedly sweeping the Western world today.
Ron Unz’s recent self-parody of an article on IQ and race has been completely demolished by Richard Lynn and Helmuth Nyborg. A rational person at this point would graciously admit defeat. Expect Unz to prattle on.
Richard Lynn: “IQ and the Wealth of Nations: Richard Lynn Replies to Ron Unz”
Helmuth Nyborg: “Helmuth Nyborg’s Reply to Ron Unz“
The usual suspects are pointing and sputtering over Mitt Romney’s aid’s common-sense and factual statement that Obama does not understand the “Anglo-Saxon heritage” shared by the U.S. and Britain. Or that “we are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” Of course, this makes perfect sense. As Thomas Fleming notes:
The most obvious point is that the anti-European Obama administration, which sent back a bust of Winston Churchill given as a present, and which has made clear its contempt not just for British but for all European and American traditions, cannot understand such quaint notions as the rule of law.
One might also mention Carl Jung’s archetypes where Jung believed that people are more likely to appreciate and preserve a tradition if it’s of their own ancestral / racial archetype.
But in the propositional United States of America, where anything is possible (where horses are sheep and 2+2=5, if only people will believe), some want to bend over backwards to prove Obama is a WASP – such is the ridiculous post by Walter Russell Mead. Americans seem to be offended by any hereditarian notion that X cannot be Y. After all, in the great Blank Slatist, Cultural Marxist US of A, X can be Y, if it so desires, although later it may be more fashionable for X to be Q.
Unfortunately for the Cultural Marxists, modern genetics shows otherwise. As someone said on a popular email list: “Regarding Cavalli-Sforza’s genetic distance charts, although Obama indeed has some English ancestry, his Sub-Saharan black ancestry would create an enormous genetic distance between him and the English. For instance, the English would be about 60x more closely related to the Danes than to Obama. Obama is no Anglo-Saxon. Obama is no WASP.”
But heaven forbid that someone point out the obvious!
As part of Ron Unz’s “ongoing love letter to Hispanics” (as commenters have characterized his essay), Unz recently has cherry picked data from various IQ sources to attempt to disprove a hard hereditarian basis for IQ and race – and seems to make some of the same cherry-picking errors as the Unz we’ve all come to know and expect. Of course, the gist and underlying motive of Unz’s essay is to send the message not to worry about mestizo immigration. After all, shorter Unz: IQ is flexible and it’s probably only matter of a few years before Mexicans revolutionize the field of physics and the state-of-the-art Mexican space agency is landing on Mars.
Some criticisms of Unz’s piece:
Peter Frost: “Ron Unz on Race, IQ, and Wealth”
Occidentalist: “No Mexican Flynn Effect (or Ron Unz is no longer credible)”
David Sanders: “Has Ron Unz Refuted “Hard Hereditarianism”?”
Peter Frost: “More on Race, IQ, and Wealth”
Richard Lynn: “IQ and the Wealth of Nations: Richard Lynn Replies to Ron Unz”
Helmuth Nyborg: “Helmuth Nyborg’s Reply to Ron Unz“
In the interest of equal time, since we’re spreading the word about the return of black flash mobs from last summer without being told what we should do about them other than packing heat (which I fully support of course) hating black people as a whole instead of the criminals and hoodlums for being well….criminals and hoodlums and defeating Obama (That’ll show ‘em for being uppity!) I thought CHT should also warn the citizenry about the return of white, loner insane gunman. You know the type: Oswald, Whitman, Brenner, Chapman, Hinckley, etc. A fellow such as this by the name Nathan Van Wilkins, 44, shot-up a bar in Tuscaloosa, Ala. near the University of Alabama campus the very morning of July 17. He injured 17 people in the crowded bar, thankfully no one was killed. And this fellow wasn’t just shooting wildly either. According to police reports, Van Wilkins reportedly “walked up a hill on 23rd Street to the bar, fired through the bar window and then shot at people as they fled the bar.” How nice of him. Here’s his mugshot, Willie Horton-style:
Now if you read the stories on the shooting in Tuscaloosa, other than his picture and perhaps his name as giveaway,the shooter is not listed as “white” nor are colors of his victims are mentioned either. Should they be? What is one of them was black? Does that make him a racist even if he may have no racial motive in the first place? And does it matter since this fellow has a rap sheet a mile long and may also be responsible for other crimes recently committed in the Tuscaloosa area?
You can cite statistics that blacks of a certain age group are more likely to be locked up or commit violent offenses. But if we start differentiating criminals and victims based on race rather than as individuals, then that’s the day we start taking crime and fighting crime and fighting back as law abiding citizens from the gangsters and hoodlums and yes, psychopath gunman, less seriously than we should. And that makes us all less safe.
The beginning of the summer of 2012 saw few black flash mobs. The police, after all, had a year to prepare for them, which included preemptive steps such as quick-response mob-control units and full-time employees monitoring Facebook and Twitter to predict where black flash mobs might happen so they can head them off. But despite all these costly efforts, the Fourth of July saw numerous black flash mobs. As Paul Kersey reports at VDare:
Just when you thought the rash of Flash Mobs (what I’ve dubbed Mahogany Mobs) had ended, the July 4th celebrations across the country unleashed a new wave of black assaults on white people.
Now comes news that a fireworks display in Columbus, Ohio had black-on-white racial assaults that the police weren’t prepared to handle. This wasn’t reported by a writer for the Columbus Dispatch, but came in the form of any angry letter to the paper that was only published on July 7th:
During the 2012 Red, White & Boom celebration, there were dozens of police officers at the fireworks. Most of these officers were clumped in bunches near the Scioto River and simply watched the fireworks along with the hundreds of thousands of spectators.
After the show ended and people started walking back to their cars, things turned violent. A gang of approximately 30 black youths (both male and female) started walking and running down Broad Street and randomly assaulted white people — old people, children, women.
I was first aware of the violence in front of the church at the corner of Third and Broad streets. One block east of there, a man crossed the street through the traffic holding his crying son. They clearly had been assaulted. When others asked if they were OK, he said, “No, we’re not OK; we got separated from my wife and daughter, and they’re still over there.”
Finally, two Columbus officers were seen slowly walking toward the scene of this violence. At this point, the black youths crossed the street to the opposite side of the officers and started randomly attacking more white people on the north side of Broad Street. I know; I was assaulted by five different youths.
At this time, the police meandered to our side of the street. Some of us went to the officers and said, “Do something, innocent people are getting assaulted right here on Broad Street.” One officer replied, “We don’t have enough officers.” After seeing the dozens of officers near the riverfront, I went home feeling this officer’s answer was a poor one.
And then last night produced yet another flash mob: a large group of more than 300 black youths looted a Walmart in Florida. News4Jax refuses to report honestly on the event – such as pointing out the race of the looters – but, unfortunately for News4Jax, some of the involved blacks recorded the event themselves and put the video up on YouTube:
Christian Identity is a heretical cult which I have no use for. That said, this article by Jim Goad at TakiMag is worth reading, and this blurb is classic.
Last week in rural western Alabama, members of the Christian Identity movement teamed up with Klansmen to host a three-day shindig that ended on Friday with a cross burning. The event gained national attention after local residents complained about a flyer that specified “All White Christians Invited.”
Without a dandelion petal’s worth of irony among them, News One for Black America and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People condemned the blasphemous idea of an event designed exclusively for whites. On the other side of Alabama, the preposterously well-funded Southern Poverty Law Center, helmed disproportionately by members of a group who deem themselves “God’s chosen people,” have condemned the Christian Identity movement as a hate group for daring to deem themselves “God’s chosen people.” (emphasis in original)
Racism is ‘hardwired’ into the human brain – and people can be prejudiced without knowing it
Rob Waugh, Daily Mail, June 26, 2012
Racism is hardwired into the brain, say scientists – and it operates unconsciously.
The same circuits in the brain that allow us to see which ethnic group a person belongs to overlap with others that drive emotional decisions.
The result is that even right-thinking individuals make unconscious decisions based on a person’s race. But most racism operates on an unconscious level, say researchers – and even ‘right thinking’ individuals may react in a racist way.
Brain scans have proved that interactions with people of other ethnic backgrounds set off reactions that may be completely unknown to our conscious selves.
The finding may force researchers to think about racism in entirely new ways.
It’s possible, the researchers say, that even right-thinking, ‘egalitarian’ people could harbour racist attitudes without knowing.
The chemicals involved in perceiving ethnic backgrounds overlap with those for processing emotion and making decisions, according to new research.
And the findings published in Nature Neuroscience could lead to fresh ways of thinking about unintended race-based attitudes and decisions.
“So-called racism [sic] is a perfectly natural in-group bias which has been stigmatized by the politically correct West.” – Martin Sewell, professor of economics, Oxford University
Mark Potok, lead investigator of the SPLC’s Thoughtcrime Unit, recently
wrote another hit piece … um … I mean issued a cease and desist order to repeat offenders Michael Hill and the League of the South for violation of right-groupthink.
Here is the Michael Hill essay Potok is responding to.
Hat tip: Michael (not Hill) at the Southern Nationalist Network
Well, let’s see how much press this gets.
I wonder why ABC News put anti-racists in quotes. That’s exactly what these self-loathing idiots call themselves. Notice these punks came wielding “steel batons” and “hammers.” It figures they weren’t up for a fair fight. If they came empty handed I suspect every one white nat could take out at least two anti-racist pukes.
A Censored Race War
By Thomas Sowell, Syndicated Op-ed, May 15, 2012
When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might sound like news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn’t.
The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep it under the rug.
Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls, or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles, and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug.
In Milwaukee, for example, an attack on whites at a public park a few years ago left many of the victims battered to the ground and bloody. But when the police arrived on the scene, it became clear that the authorities wanted to keep this quiet.
One 22-year-old woman, who had been robbed of her cell phone and debit card, and had blood streaming down her face, said, “About 20 of us stayed to give statements and make sure everyone was accounted for. The police wouldn’t listen to us, they wouldn’t take our names or statements. They told us to leave. It was completely infuriating.”
The police chief seemed determined to head off any suggestion that this was a racially motivated attack by saying that crime is color-blind. Officials elsewhere have said similar things.
A wave of such attacks in Chicago were reported, but not the race of the attackers or victims. Media outlets that do not report the race of people committing crimes nevertheless report racial disparities in imprisonment and write heated editorials blaming the criminal-justice system.
What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettoes launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places. If there is anything worse than a one-sided race war, it is a two-sided race war, especially when one of the races outnumbers the other several times over.
It may be understandable that some people want to head off such a catastrophe, either by not reporting the attacks in this race war, or by not identifying the race of those attacking, or by insisting that the attacks were not racially motivated — even when the attackers themselves voice anti-white invective as they laugh at their bleeding victims.
Fiji is clearly filled with a bunch of racists. They want their Miss World Fiji to actually look like a Fijian? The audacity!
But after Watters won the title, she faced heavy backlash because of her mixed European/Fijian descent, and some said she did not look Fijian enough.
Hundreds of derogatory comments had to be deleted from the Miss World Fiji Facebook page, according to reports.
Of course I do not support placing derogatory comments on people’s Facebook page, especially 16 year old girls. That is rude and unchivalrous. (Although what is a 16 year old girl doing competing in a beauty contest anyway?) I just post this as further proof of the PC double standard, ethnocentrism for me but not for thee.
Yet another study showing that people are probably hardwired to prefer their co-ethnics. You think? Inclusive fitness could predict that people would prefer others of their own race. But let’s not let truth get in the way of spending another trillion dollars to stamp out “racism.”
Daily Mail, May 4, 2012
White babies aged just nine-months-old show signs of racial bias, according to a study in facial recognition.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst found that by the young age the babies were already discriminating against those of different races in their ability to recognise faces and emotional expressions.
They analysed 48 Caucasian babies with little to no experience of African-American or black individuals.
Split into a group of five-months-olds and another of babies aged nine months, they were tasked with differentiating between faces of their people within own race and then of those belonged to another, unfamiliar, race.
Babies from the five-month-old group were far more adept at distinguishing faces from different races, while the nine-month-olds were able to tell apart two faces within their own race with greater ease.
In a second experiment the babies’ brain activity was detected using sensors.
They were shown images of faces of Caucasian or African-American races expressing emotions that either matched or did not match sounds they heard, such as laughing and crying.
Brain-activity measurements showed the nine-month-olds processed emotional expressions among Caucasian faces differently than those of African-American faces, while the 5-month-olds did not.
The shift in recognition ability was not a cultural thing, rather a result of physical development.
OneSTDV on the study.
This is a couple of days old, but I just came across it today. Looks like there are some changes in store for AltRight. The article is worth a read. I’ll append my thoughts when I have a little time, but I wanted to get the conversation started if anyone is interested.
Rather than continue to tack on links to the Derb articles below, I’m starting a new post for Derb related links. Others please add links as they come in.
Ilana Mercer “National Review Eunuchs”
Paul Mulshine on the Trotskyite roots of National Review and neoconservatism.
Noah Millman on the Derb. Surprisingly, Millman is so far the only writer at TAC to address the Derb issue.