Monthly Archives: August 2011

Coffee Time & Open Thread

Fjordman emerges from anonymity.

The Brussels Journal notes that the blogger previously known as Fjordman now must go into hiding since, with his identity revealed, there is a real threat that Third World immigrants in Europe could try to kill him.

Gates of Vienna clears up misinformation about Fjordman revealing his true identity.

Colin Liddell writes about the race riot in London last night.

Washington Watcher addresses Obama’s ties to La Raza.

Richard Spencer discusses the “America bubble,” points out a video about baboons domesticating dogs, and notes the “white blindness” surrounding the recent black flash mob in Milwaukee.

James Edwards points out a contemporary white woman who gets on her knees to beg forgiveness for slavery.

Steve Sailer notes the contradiction that environmentalists are nativists for plants & animals but anti-nativist for people,and counts the fallacies in a NY Times op-ed on the economic decline of mestizos.

An article in the NY Times demonstrates that Barack “warmongering” Obama thinks the US military should intervene to crush any and all immoral behavior on the planet.

Mencius Moldbug points out a document demonstrating that the left has been trying to silence the “radical right” since at least 1961.

John Derbyshire writes about understanding the Chinese.

Kevin DeAnna discusses David Frum’s recent call for an immigration moratorium.

Dennis Mangan blogs about the race riot in London, and weighs in on the black flash mob in Milwaukee.

Classics Corner:

Wayne Lutton: “The Southern Poverty Law Center – A Special Report

Race Riot Breaks out in London

Violent black flash mobs have become endemic to the United States in the past year.  Starting with the “Beat Whitey Night” at the Iowa State Fair, there have been hundreds of violent black flash mobs across the United States, which have shut down parts of Chicago and Philadelphia.  Most recently, at the Wisconsin State Fair, large groups of blacks viciously targeted whites.  In most cases, the US media have suppressed information on the mobs, refusing to report that they’re black mobs (often violently targeting whites), and misleadingly have reported that the mobs are “youth mobs.”

As many of America’s worst tendencies have been exported to Europe and the UK, so too has the black mob organized by social media, as evidenced by the race riot in London last night.  Caused by what blacks in the UK are calling an alleged “Rodney King” event (which in reality was an “incident in which a policeman and a suspected gang member were both shot in what appears to have been an exchange of fire”), blacks in London utilized social media (as in the US) to organize, ransack, loot, start fires, explode cars, and attack innocent pedestrians (whites).

Here’s the NY Times:

The riot escalated into a pitched battle between lines of riot police officers, some on horses, and hundreds of mostly young black men, in small gangs of four or five, many with hooded sweatshirts pulled over their heads and bandannas over their faces. The young men arrived in clumps, on foot, by bicycle or on mopeds.

Reuters:

London braced on Sunday for more violence after some of the worst riots seen in the British capital for years which politicians and police blamed on criminal thugs but residents attributed to local tensions and anger over hardship.

Rioters throwing petrol bombs rampaged overnight through an economically deprived district, setting police patrol cars, buildings and a double-decker bus on fire.

“There is Twitter conversations that people are being asked to meet again down in Tottenham so we are all concerned but clearly we will be much better prepared this evening,” Richard Barnes, London’s Deputy Mayor, told BBC TV.

Police said 26 officers were injured as rioters bombarded them with missiles and bottles, looted buildings including banks, shops and council offices, and torched three patrol cars near Tottenham police station in north London.

For more shocking photos, see the Daily Mail.  As a friend says, “Ah … diversity. It’s such a beautiful thing.”

Update:

Black flash mobs have come to Canada too.

Good Luck Tito Ortiz!

It’s funny, but when Tito Ortiz was at the top of his game, I hated the guy. I thought he cut too much weight and always had a big size advantage over other light heavyweights. I figured he really should have been fighting heavyweight and there he wouldn’t have been mowing through the competition the way he did. I also thought his post victory antics were unsportsmanlike. And to be honest, both those criticism are still arguably true. But since he has fallen on hard times in the ring, I’ve started rooting for the guy. I’m not sure exactly how and when this change came about, but it did.

Ortiz’s conflicts with Dana White are well documented, as has been Ortiz’s injury proneness. I think I started to become sympathetic to Tito because it seemed obvious that Dana was intentionally trying to bury the guy. He was fighting low on the card despite the fact that the pop of the crowd when he made his way to the ring clearly indicated there were still a lot of  Tito fans and haters. He was pitted against people he matched-up badly with (the elusive Machida, his grappling equal Hamill) in fights that seemed designed for him to lose. Since he was obviously still a fighter the fans were interested in (love him or hate him), the way he was being handled by Dana struck me as intentionally malicious. So somewhere along the way I started rooting for the guy, even though he kept losing.

So when he won his recent fight against Bader, a fight no one expected him to win, I was jumping around punching the air like a crazy man, much to the chagrin of my son, who quickly pleaded ”Calm down Dad, you’re embarrassing me!” as he slunked down in his chair.

Needless to say, I was very excited when I found out Tito was going to be fighting in the main event at tonight’s UFC 133 as a replacement for the injured Phil Davis. As proof of my theory, clearly more people are interested in Evans vs Tito than would have been Evans vs Davis. The odds makers still aren’t giving Ortiz much of a chance, but I think it is a winnable fight for him, because Evans hasn’t fought in over a year and Ortiz still has a substantial real size advantage over Evans. I will be rooting hard for Tito and embarrassing my son even worse if he wins, because I have become a Tito fan, and I think the UFC is better when Tito Ortiz is relevant. If Dana knows what is good for his company, he will be rooting for Ortiz just as hard. 

 

Go See Rise of the Planet of the Apes

I admit I am a POTA mark. I didn’t much like the 2001 remake (it was OK but not great), but I love the original. It first came out the year of my birth, but I saw it multiple times as a kid. (I realize now that it has a pro-evolution, anti-Christian message, but as a kid I didn’t get that. I just thought talking apes were cool.) So I have been eagerly anticipating this movie since I first saw the trailer, and it was actually much better than I expected, which is rare. It is the best movie of the Summer so far, IMO. (I haven’t seen Captain America or Transformers yet.)

The movie starts off surprisingly small scale. The larger scale stuff that was featured in the trailer doesn’t happen until the end. So there is a lot of good character and story development. And there are enough visual and dialogue cues, both obvious and subtle, to the original to make fans of the franchise happy.

And while I’m sure this wasn’t intended, the story actually negates some of the pro-evolution implications of the original since the “rise of the apes” comes about as the result of man’s meddling, not time and blind chance. Perhaps this is a reach, but you could argue the movie suggests intelligent design (with a small i), so to speak.

Anyway, go see it. It is a very well done movie and thoughtful story and the folks at IMDB agree.

Let’s Play Guess Obama’s Democrat Primary Challenger

Ralph Nader says Obama is almost certainly going to have a primary challenger. See below

So let’s play guess the primary challenger.

My off the top of my head guess is Van Jones. I’ll explore and see if I can find a real rumor.

The winner, if there is one, gets an article posted on the main site, assuming it is reasonably within our editorial framework and not profane.

Start guessing.

Black Flash Mob in Milwaukee targets White People

For the past year, black flash mobs have been targeting white people in multiple cities across the US.  Starting with the “Beat Whitey Night” at the Iowa State Fair and continuing with the subsequent 100+ black flash mobs across the US, the politically correct media have all but refused to report honestly on these events, most often failing to note that the mobs are black and instead calling them “youth mobs.”  Recently parts of Chicago and Philadelphia have had to close down because of the black flash mobs. ~ Email

Now the latest from Milwaukee:

WEST ALLIS – Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY’S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some callers claiming a racially-charged scene.

Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair.

Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.

Authorities have not given official estimates of the number of people involved in the attacks.

“It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ.  He left the State Fair Entrance near the corner of South 84th Street and West Schlinger Avenue in West Allis.

“They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.”

“It was 100% racial,” claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran from St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.

“I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us.  They just kept walking right past their car.  They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black.  Guarantee it.”

Eric, a war veteran, said that the scene he saw Thursday outside State Fair compares to what he saw in combat.

“That rated right up there with it.  When I saw the amount of kids coming down the road, all I kept thinking was, ‘There’s not enough cops to handle this.’  There’s no way.  It would have taken the National Guard to control the number of kids that were coming off the road.  They were knocking people off their motorcycles.”

Another witness, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “it was like a scene you needed the National Guard to control.”

“To me, it looked like a scene out of a movie,” claimed the anonymous witness.

“I have not seen anything like this in my life.  It was a huge mob….

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At least in this article the reporter is referring to the mob as black and not the PC “teens” or “youth.”

Ralph Nader Says Obama Will Have a Primary Challenger

Ulsterman reports:

Nader made it clear that the president’s repeated failure of leadership is reason enough he should be challenged for the Democratic Party nomination…

Nader indicated ”another chapter” in the move to get a viable primary challenger to Barack Obama will unfold within the next week and a half.  Who that candidate might be is uncertain – but that President Obama will have to fight off at least one opponent for the Democratic Party nomination appears increasingly certain.

Why Not to Hope for an Obama Victory: A Thought Experiment

It seems a few people are still not convinced by my overpowering logic. :-) Let’s try a thought experiment.

Let’s imagine, for the sake of the argument, that Patrick Henry is the ideal candidate to represent our philosophy and where we would like to see our country. Now imagine that our country has electorate A where Mitt Romney is the nominee of the perceived liberal party and Michelle Bachman is the nominee of the perceived conservative party. Further imagine that our country alternatively has electorate B where Ralph Nader is the nominee of the perceived conservative party and Mao is the nominee of the perceived liberal party. Now which electorate is more likely at some future time, all other things being equal, to elect Patrick Henry, the electorate that thinks Nader is a conservative or the electorate that thinks Romney is a liberal? Does it not then follow that the electorate who votes for Romney over Obama is more likely at some later date to vote for Patrick Henry than is the electorate that votes for Obama over Romney?

Admittedly I am using extremes to illustrate my point, and there is no controlling for unforseen circumstances like a catastrophic economic collapse, but it seems to me intuitive that an electorate that elects Obama does not bode as well for future progress as an electorate that elects Romney. An electorate that elects Obama (especially a second time after a disasterous first term) would make me not very optimistic about the future (not that I’m optimistic anyway).

If Obama wins a second term then that argues that there is already a structural advantage (largely demographic) built into the system that favors the Democrats. If Obama wins a second term I’m not sure a Republican (at least as we know them) ever wins another Presidential election. The Democrats’ demographic advantage is only getting worse.

Coffee Time & Open Thread

Thomas Fleming writes about the liberal tradition.

The Scientific American reports that people from northern parts of the world have evolved bigger brains and larger eyes to help them to cope with long, dark winters and dim skies. Peter Frost replies.

Nature reports on the recent finding that Stephen J. Gould had fabricated studies in order to disprove racial differences.

Takuan Seiyo informs us that the media this month have refused to give mass coverage to some very violent events.

Steve Sailer discusses the usefulness of racial categories for medical treatments, notes the hyper-corrupt teachers’ union in Mexico, and writes about mestizo leaders’ enormous influence in the media.

James Fulford notes that because of increased affirmative action in law schools graduates will have more difficulty passing bar exam, and points out that open-borders Jeb Bush may consider running for president in 2012.

Allan Wall points out a new third party (the Conservative American Party).

John Anderson writes how California, with its new DREAM Act, has essentially surrendered itself to Mexicans.

Dennis Mangan notes that the Obama regime is going after Alabama because of its new immigration law, and questions whether the West’s demographic shift is permanent.

Audacious Epigone observes that the Sailer strategy is implementing itself in the GOP.

Mencius Moldbug discusses the reactions to Anders Breivik.

Roissy criticizes and praises OneSTDV’s “Traditionalist Manifesto.”

Tom Engelhardt argues that America’s military budget must be reduced.

Classics Corner:

Fjordman: “When Treason Becomes The Norm: Why The Proposition Nation, Not Islam, Is Our Primary Enemy

Vote for Obama in 2012? No Way!

You can read my response to Walter’s post below in the comments. But I also want to direct our readers to a couple of articles to further illustrate why I think hoping for an Obama win, much less voting for him, is a bad idea. First see this article by Alex Kurtagic at AltRight. It addresses this issue specifically, and it is almost like Kurtagic and I are reading each other’s mind, but I didn’t plagiarize his article, I swear.

From time to time I encounter the slogan ‘worse is better’ within dissidents on the Right. To me this has always sounded as a rationalisation, a mantra intended by the user to help him cope with loss, defeat, inaction, and helplessness. The reason is that, for worse to really be better, there would need to be a credible alternative to the existing system already in place, needing only the critical mass that would be made available by a collapsing system. And as at present a genuine alternative exists mostly in theory, and only very incipiently in practice, with credibility outside its cultural ghetto yet to be earned, for as long as that is the case, worse for us can only mean worse.

An iteration of the ‘worse is better’ mantra was recently enunciated in connection with the United States presidential elections of 2012, which the incumbent, Barack Obama, intends to fight against an as yet unspecified Republican candidate. It was argued that, in the light of Obama’s record to date and of precedent established by previous presidential second terms, an Obama win would be immensely beneficial. The assumption is that Obama will further discredit himself with a large-enough majority of voters, and that his discredit will infect the mainstream political establishment, causing voters to seek alternatives outside of this establishment. It was further argued that a Republican win would create the illusion of progress among the ill-informed, while only delaying, and ultimately opening the way, for further evil from the hard Left.

While the latter argument is correct, the former one relies on fallacies.

Firstly, it does not necessarily follow that Obama’s discredit will mean also a discredit of the entire mainstream political establishment: when a politician becomes unpopular because he has lost his credibility, he is replaced by one that is more popular…

Secondly, it does not follow that voters’ searching outside of the options sanctioned by the mainstream political establishment will lead to their finding good ones…

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The second article I want to direct your attention to is an article I wrote back in 2005 when I was just getting started with my Internet punditry. My point is that most converts to authentic conservatism are going to come from people who already identify as conservatives. The article has actually held up pretty well over times because what I was suggesting back then, that authentic conservatives try to recapture the inauthentic conservative movement as typified by CPAC, has actually happened to some extent with the Ron Paul crowd now owning the joint. (I didn’t forsee that the takeover would be as libertarianish as it has been.) So if our converts are going to come primarily from those who already identify as conservatives, why would we want more people voting for the identified liberal candidate and party and less voting for the identified (inaccurately but oh well) conservative candidate and party? 

 

We’d be lost without DC

We’re over $14 trillion in debt. (Hey, anyone out there know who got us into that mess?) Anyway, the best and the brightest convened in DC, where they squabbled, haggled, and hectored to find a way out of this crisis. Finally, they hammered out a solution, one that I must confess I would never have thought of:

Add another $7 trillion to our debt.

Wow.

Yes, you read that right. Already drowning in debt, the DC Empire just passed “the largest increase in the debt limit in U.S. history.”

As I’ve said before, trying to survive in the 21st century without a huge central government would be like trying to swim the English Channel without your barbells.

Ron Paul on the Debt Ceiling Increase

He’s again it!

August 1, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Today, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul issued a statement outlining his opposition to the debt ceiling deal struck between the White House and Congress. See statement below.

“While it is good to see serious debate about our debt crisis, I cannot support the reported deal on raising the nation’s debt ceiling. I have never voted to raise the debt ceiling, and I never will.

“This deal will reportedly cut spending by only slightly over $900 billion over 10 years. But we will have a $1.6 trillion deficit after this year alone, meaning those meager cuts will do nothing to solve our unsustainable spending problem.

“In fact, this bill will never balance the budget. Instead, it will add untold trillions of dollars to our deficit. This also assumes the cuts are real cuts and not the same old Washington smoke and mirrors game of spending less than originally projected so you can claim the difference as a ‘cut.’

“The plan also calls for the formation of a deficit commission, which will accomplish nothing outside of providing Congress and the White House with another way to abdicate responsibility.

“In my many years of public service, there have been commissions on everything from Social Security to energy policy, yet not one solution has been produced out of these commissions.

“By denying members the ability to offer amendments and only allowing an up-or-down vote that will take place in the hectic time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this Commission essentially disenfranchises the vast majority of members from meaningfully participating in the debate over reducing spending and balancing the budget.

“Furthermore, despite the claims of the bill’s proponents, there is nothing to stop the commission from recommending tax increases.

“One of the reasons why I humbly suggest that I am the most qualified Presidential candidate is my experience to see and understand the long track record of failure, disappointments, and bad recommendations made by such commissions.

“Times like these require statesmanship and steady leadership, which I and the grassroots activists who have joined my campaign believe I am uniquely qualified to provide.

“What should bother Americans most is that under cover of this debt ceiling circus, we learned from a recent GAO one-time, limited audit that the Federal Reserve secretly pumped $16 trillion into American and foreign banks over three years. All of the Fed’s fat cat cronies were taken care of at the expense of the American public.

“To put that into perspective, our entire national debt is $14.5 trillion, and our annual deficit will be about $1.6 trillion, meaning the Federal Reserve created and appropriated more than our entire national debt to banks around the world in a few short years. We have been fighting in Congress these past few weeks over raising our debt ceiling by $2 trillion, an amount the Fed secretly gave away to just one big bank.

“For decades, politicians have promised future restraint in exchange for hikes in the debt limit. We are always told that we must act immediately to avoid a crisis. But time and time again, politicians reveal themselves to be untrustworthy, and we soon find ourselves in a crisis being led by the same folks who wish only to maintain the status quo.

“I believe in the great American traditions of free markets, sound money, and personal Liberty. But we are moving far away from what made us the greatest nation in human history. We must cut spending and balance our budget now, before it is too late.

“Let me be clear. The cuts we must make will not be easy, and there will be difficult times in the short run. But I have the greatest confidence that if we come together as a People, work hard, and do the right things, our country will be back on track in no time and on its way to unprecedented prosperity. But, if we continue to print money and pyramid debt, we will destroy ourselves and lose the promise of America forever.

“These difficult times require a President willing to stand against runaway spending. If elected, I will veto any spending bill that contributes to an unbalanced budget, and I will balance the budget in the first year of my term. I will not allow the Federal Reserve to destroy the value of our money by shoveling dollars into the pockets of its banker friends.

“I remain committed to working on behalf of the American people to drastically reduce spending and implement fundamental changes that will reform government and restore our nation’s prosperity.”

Ron Paul Wins July TownHall Poll; Perry on the Rise.

This is from a TownHall e-mail that unfortunately I don’t have a direct link to. A link to the results can be found below, but not the text.

The July results are in and Texas Rep. Ron Paul has prevailed again despite slightly losing some support. Since we began polling in January, Ron Paul has now won three times.

The biggest news from July might be the biggest mover and shaker. Another Texan, Governor Rick Perry rocketed from 6th place all the way to 2nd with a huge increase of almost 11 points! That’s pretty impressive for someone who isn’t officially running!

May’s Straw Poll winner Herman Cain continues to slide. After peaking at 24.8% he has slipped all the way to 10.6%, having lost 7.6 points this month…

See full results here.

Paul continues to do well in Internet polls, even when TownHall readers are not his base. Cain, who I predicted would be the conservative break-out candidate, continues to fade. Bachmann, whose top tier status I didn’t expect, still has a way to go to become the conservative alternative to Romney. All the love for Perry, who hasn’t announced, reflects dissatisfaction with the current field.

Vote for Obama in 2012?

No seriously.  Conservatives recommended this strategy in 2008, but I was skeptical of it at the time.  My reasoning was that the symbolic damage an Obama presidency would inflict upon the Western world would be great (and it has been) and these liabilities would outweigh whatever blame could be place on Obama for the collapsed economy.  But times change.  The symbolic damage has already been inflicted.  People now view the US more as a Third World country (something which Obama has accelerated with his Zimbabwe-style money printing schemes) than they did before, and four more years won’t change anything.

As noted here, the American Depression is bad and it isn’t getting any better.  It’s going to get much worse.  And no one can fix it, not even Ron Paul.  So, whom do you want to be blamed for the next four years?  As long as the Republicans maintain Congress (and they would probably regain the Senate under a second Obama term), Obama’s more dangerous tendencies would be curbed and all blame will continue to be focused on Obama.  Sounds good to me.  Sort of.  When it comes to pulling the lever at election time, I just don’t know whether I could pull the Obama lever in good faith.  Something in the back of my mind tells me that while the economy becomes much worse, a second-term Obama (not worried about reelection) will himself become much worse, seeking even more income redistribution, perhaps executive-order amnesties, crack-downs on free speech, etc.  Either way, as John Derbyshire would say, “we’re doomed.”

Separating national from local

Jack Trotter wrote and interesting review of Jared Taylor’s latest book in the August edition of Chronicles and which he showed some skepticism of what he believed was Taylor’s lean towards white identity politics and white cultural grievance the kind exhibited by Cultural Marxists. While I agree with the latter, I think we would naive enough to think the former hasn’t already begun. Sarah Palin is an example of such politics as was “Joe the Plumber” as far back as 2008 and the Tea Party to a certain extent in 2010 were all examples of such politics.

However, with whites a minority by mid-century, zero-sum “all-vs.-all” politics as Taylor correctly envisions in my view still works against them, because any candidate for President who can fashion multi-racial coalition (indeed, not all whites are going to play identity politics) is going to be the winner as Obama was.

For those (non-racist) white nats’ or other such voters who vote along such lines and social begins without necessarily being politically concious,  look for success will ahve to come at he local level. Which is why it is important U.S. politics must be separated, having a national sphere and a local sphere.

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Ending in similar fashion

There was some thinking about how the government shutdown in Minnesota was a dress rehearsal for the  debt ceiling  negotiations in Washington D.C. and they were right, even up to the end game itself. Both Democrat executives, in Minnesota Mark Dayton and in D.C. Barak Obama, capitulating on eventual “deals” because the pain involved up such deals were not agreed to were too much for them to take. There is a reason for this. Republicans, who really don’t care if government works or is “functional” decided they could live if a shutdown (in Minnesota) and or a debt default (in Washington D.C) while Democrats decided they could not because they actually care if government actually functions or not. That’s not good position to be in when you’re dealing with deadlines and consequences.

Some will crow they won this or took that or won the battle but lost the war, blah. blah. blah. The reality is nothing has been “cut” in the sense of being eliminated or reformed drastically (like means testing Social Security). Spending may well be cut but that doesn’t mean it will stay cut if economy improves and revenues become flush once again and of course we have no specifics as to what is being cut and the sacred cows may very well stay unscathed in the backroom negotiations. All of which means which this is one of these Washington “deals” which winds up once again kicking the can down the road until the next crisis comes along (or at least until after the election). Again just like in Minnesota.