Saturday, September 19, 2020

Like Romans Witnessing Christianity

Sam Harris discusses anti-racism with a sensible Black professor who says the current anti-racism movement is a new religion. He says that watching it is like the ancient Romans witnessing the birth of Christianity. He is writing a book on the subject.

They both think it is all foolishness that is doomed to fail. And it might be a distraction from the more important goal of removing Pres. Trump from office.

A Black Harvard law professor and a Jewish Russian-American law professor have written a USA Today op-ed on amending the US Constitution to let foreigners run our country:

Barring naturalized citizens from eligibility for the presidency is little different from discrimination based on race, ethnicity or gender. Such unchosen circumstances of birth say nothing about a person's competence or moral fitness for office. ...

The most obvious objection to letting immigrants ascend to the presidency is concern that they might be less loyal to the nation than native-born citizens. But there is no good reason to think that people who became Americans by choice are less likely to be loyal than those who did so merely by accident of birth.

Yes, I think that immigrants are less likely to be loyal.

Just look at this NY Times op-ed:

I’m a Muslim and Arab American. Will I Ever Be an Equal Citizen?

Nearly 30 years after arriving from Morocco, after building a life and family here, I still hear: “Go back home!”

She was going to return to Morocco, but she married an American and stayed.

A poll says 75% of the public opposes such a change. There are at least 200 million eligible Americans. That ought to be enough.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Taking university confession seriously

I mentioned that Princeton University has admitted to be racist, and now the feds have noticed.

The Wash. Examiner reports:

The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president's declaration that racism was "embedded" in the institution.

President Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that "racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton" and that "racist assumptions" are "embedded in structures of the University itself."

According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Eisgruber's letter branding the 274-year-old university racist came after a summer of unrest rife with race riots and an open letter from hundreds of Princeton faculty members who wrote, "Anti-Black racism has a visible bearing upon Princeton’s campus makeup." The admission was followed by dozens of "anti-racist" policy change demands. Among them were calls for select faculty race quotas and to "reconsider" the use of standardized testing for admissions.

Maybe Princeton administrators thought that they were just virtue signaling, and that no one would take their statement seriously.

But taken literally, Princeton was admitted to past racism in violation of federal law, and promising to balance that with future racism, also in violation of federal law. If so, then Princeton is defrauding the federal government out of about $100 million.

Update: Princetone posted:

The University will respond to the Department of Education’s letter in due course. It is unfortunate that the Department appears to believe that grappling honestly with the nation’s history and the current effects of systemic racism runs afoul of existing law.
No, Princeton U. is not "grappling honestly". It is just finding excuses for anti-White racism and defrauding taxpayers.

Update: Princeton has admitted to discrimination:

The bonus for African-American applicants is roughly equivalent to an extra 230 SAT points (on a 1600-point scale), to 185 points for Hispanics, 200 points for athletes, and 160 points for children of alumni. The Asian disadvantage is comparable to a loss of 50 SAT points.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Appalling ignorance of Jewish beliefs

USA Today reports:
Almost two-thirds of millennials and Gen Zers don't know that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and almost half can't name a single concentration camp, an alarming new survey on Holocaust knowledge has found.

The survey demonstrated wide gaps in younger American's knowledge of the genocide while also showing a concerning 15% of millennials and Gen Zers thought holding neo-Nazi views was acceptable.

"How much of that is based on genuine understanding of neo-Nazis principles and how much is based on ignorance is hard to tell. Either of them is very disturbing," said Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which commissioned the survey. ...

In New York, for example, which ranked among the bottom 10 states in an analysis of Holocaust knowledge, nearly 20% of millennials and Gen Zers incorrectly believe that Jews caused the Holocaust.

That sort of denial and distortion around the causes of the Holocaust "is a form of anti-Semitism," said Gretchen Skidmore, the director of education initiatives for the Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. ...

Jews and other groups were targeted by the Nazis and their allies on beliefs of perceived racial inferiority.

For more details, see the Guardian and Pew polls.

These surveys are meaningless without some controls, such as asking Americans to find Canada on a map or asking Jews to name some miracles that Jesus Christ performed.

It is odd that the most Jewish state, New York, would score so poorly.

I don't know how anyone would know how many Jews were killed in the Jewish Holocaust, as most European countries have laws against historical treatments that deviate from accepted stories.

The article spreads more misinformation. It is not really true that Jews were targeted for being inferior. That is just Jewish propaganda. You can find out the truth by reading the Wikipedia articles on Jewish Bolshevism and Mein Kampf. I don't want to say it here, because I don't want my blog banned in Europe.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

California needs bigger fires, not climate hysteria

The NY Times continues to attack Pres. Trump for being anti-Trump, just because he doesn't go along with their leftist agenda:
As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’ ...

“If we have four more years of Trump’s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires?” Mr. Biden asked. ...

But Wade Crowfoot, California’s secretary for natural resources, pressed Mr. Trump more bluntly. “If we ignore that science and sort of put our head in the sand and think it’s all about vegetation management, we’re not going to succeed together protecting Californians,” he told the president.

This time, Mr. Trump rejected the premise. “It’ll start getting cooler,” he insisted. “You just watch.”

“I wish science agreed with you,” Mr. Crowfoot replied.

“Well, I don’t think science knows, actually,” Mr. Trump retorted, maintaining a tense grin.

Actually, before industrialization and global warming, California had forest fires ten times as big as the worst fires of today. See this:
Academics believe that between 4.4 million and 11.8 million acres burned each year in prehistoric California. Between 1982 and 1998, California’s agency land managers burned, on average, about 30,000 acres a year. Between 1999 and 2017, that number dropped to an annual 13,000 acres. The state passed a few new laws in 2018 designed to facilitate more intentional burning. But few are optimistic this, alone, will lead to significant change. We live with a deathly backlog. In February 2020, Nature Sustainability published this terrifying conclusion: California would need to burn 20 million acres — an area about the size of Maine — to restabilize in terms of fire.

…When I reached Malcolm North, a research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service who is based in Mammoth, California, and asked if there was any meaningful scientific dissent to the idea that we need to do more controlled burning, he said, “None that I know of.”

I have pointed out that all of Trump's critics show low intelligence, and this is a good example. Another is how they all cite Bob Woodward's new book.

Bob Woodward has a long record of dishonest journalism, and even sounds as if he is mentally retarded. In interviews, he doesn't even make any sense.

Trump's reported interview comments for the book very closely match his public statement. The anti-Trump pundits keeps trying to tell us that there is some contradiction, but they are never able to show us just what the contradiction is. Fauci and the other experts adamantly insist that Trump was conveying the best medical wisdom at all times, and the experts were saying the same things publicly as well.

I am not sure whether Woodward really is mentally retarded, but I don't think it matters. The anti-Trump pundits are presenting falsehoods to voters, and the voters can readily verify that they are false.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Kaepernick was a loser

I get tired of hearing how Colin Kaepernick was blackballed because he is Black. First, he is not Black. His mother was White, and he was adopted by a White couple. Second, he was the worst quarterback in the NFL. In his last season, 2016, his record was 1-10 for the SF 49ers. He then opted out of his contract, and became a free agent. That 49er team won the NFC championship in 2019, and played in the Super Bowl. So he had a terrible record for what was really an excellent team. And he quit. Then he got rich with a far Nike contract, but Nike apparently makes him keep his mouth. When he explains why he refused to stand for the American flag, he says it is to promote Black men killing White cops. He is revolting.

Now the pro leagues have gone crazy with "Black Lives Matter" signs, shown to empty seats. The NFL even has an approved list of Black heros whose names can decorate helmets. Names like George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Emmet Till. In other words, they are glorifying criminal behavior and resisting arrest.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Sullivan in line to get canceled again

I mentioned that Andrew Sullivan got canceled for a 25-year-old review of a book saying that some people are smarter than others. Not that he is on his own, he has defended himself, and doubled-down with

another review of such a book:

The very American cult of education is supposed to end this injustice — except that it doesn’t, because it can’t, and its brutal logic actually exposes and entrenches the least defensible inequality of all, the inequality of nature.

This genetic reality — in fact, the very idea of nature existing at all — is currently a taboo topic on the left. In the most ludicrously untrue and yet suffocatingly omnipresent orthodoxy of our time, critical theory leftists insist that everything on earth is entirely socially constructed, that all inequality is a function of “oppressive systems”, and that human nature itself is what John Locke called a “white paper, void of all characters” — the famous blank slate. Freddie begs to differ: “Human behavioral traits, such as IQ, are profoundly shaped by genetic parentage, and this genetic influence plays a larger role in determining human outcomes than the family and home environment.”

People are not just born unequally and unfairly into class, and culture, and place, they are inherently unequal in various ways in their very nature: “not everyone has the same ability to do calculus; not everyone has the same grasp of grammar and mechanics … we can continue to beat our heads against the wall, trying to force an equality that just won’t come. Or we can face facts and start to grapple with a world where everyone simply can’t be made equal.” ...

In fact, mass education appears to have increased the gulf between rich and poor. As Freddie notes, “education is not a weapon against inequality; it is an engine of inequality.”  ...

So why is the difference between these “racial” groups so great and seemingly stable, even if there is more variability within any such group than between any? Freddie notes that “if the average white student sits at 50 percent of all students at a given academic task, the average black student lies somewhere between 15 and 30 percent,” which is not a minor difference. DeBoer doesn’t explain it as a factor of class — he notes the IQ racial gap persists even when removing socio-economic status from the equation. Nor does he ascribe it to differences in family structure — because parenting is not that important.

There are genetic explanations, as well as some possible non-genetic factors.

None of this is particular controversial among serious scholars. Most refuse to say it out of fear of getting canceled, but the denials are silly.

Sullivan has said many more controversial things. He was a big promoter of the Iraq War and same-sex marriage.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Whites demoted to being non-POCs

It appears that universities have gotten interested in Whites-only meetings.

The London Daily Mail reports, based on an AP story:

University apologizes after setting up segregated online 'cafes' - one for white people and other for people of color - in a 'bid to promote discussions about race and diversity'

The University of Michigan-Dearborn created segregated online 'cafes', with one for white people and the other for black, indigenous and people of color The initiative was meant to promote discussions about race and diversity, and help students 'process current events' Critics labeled the initiative as divisive and argued that safe spaces were typically created for marginalized groups UM-Dearborn apologized in a statement and said the events were not meant to be exclusionary for individuals of a certain race

The University of Michigan-Dearborn issued an apology Wednesday for creating segregated online student 'cafes,' one for white people and another for people of color, that it says were intended to promote discussions about race and diversity.

A statement by the university near Detroit came after two virtual 'cafe' events were held Tuesday, with one advertised as a 'non-POC Cafe' for non-people of color to 'gather and discuss their experience as students on campus and as non-POC in the world.'

The other, dubbed 'BIOPIC Cafe' was for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and described as a space for 'marginalized racial/ethnic/cultural communities to gather and to relate with one another to discuss their experience as students on campus' and in the world.

The use of language here is curious. While the AP and NY Times have demoted White people into being lower-case whites (and the Wash. Post uses both cases), Michigan is further demoting them to being non-POCs, and sending them to the back of the bus with the zoom meetings.

Soon I expect liberal Whites to be identifying themselves as non-POCs, because the word White suggests White supremacy, and they want to signal their inferior status.

I wonder if the term non-POC is designed to an insult derived from NPC, a gamer term for a non-player character. Wikipedia defines it as "an Internet meme that represents people who do not think for themselves or do not make their own decisions". At one point, Twitter banned accounts using NPC memes to mock White liberal slogans.

Manplaining is as venerable as the Patriarchy

A NY Times op-ed
complains:
Yes, we’re talking about mansplaining.

The portmanteau describes the act of a man’s unsolicited explaining, generally to a woman, something he thinks he knows more about than she does — occasionally at anesthetizing length — whether he knows anything or not. ...

Kate Manne, an associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University, explores the issue in a chapter of her new book, “Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women.” On a recent call from her home in upstate New York, where she lives with her husband, their 8-month-old and a corgi, she unpacked the problem.

How did we arrive at the idea that men are the authorities of knowledge?

Mansplaining may be recently named, but it’s most likely a phenomenon as old as time. Inherent in patriarchy is men’s entitlement to all valuable human goods: things like love, care, adoration, sex, power — and knowledge. When it comes to knowledge, especially of a prestigious sort, the idea that men have a prior claim to it is as venerable as the patriarchy itself. Sometimes it’s connected to the idea that women are incapable of being authority figures. In “Politics,” for example, Aristotle wrote: “The slave is wholly lacking the deliberative element; the female has it but it lacks authority.”

Think about all the coherent explanations that you have gotten in your life, whether from teachers, textbooks, colleagues, friends, or whatever. How many were from men? 90%? 99%? Men have been authorities of knowledge since the beginning of civilization.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Orthodox Jews see SPLC as a Hate Group

I have criticized Jewish organizations for their anti-Trump and anti-American activities, but the Orthodox Jews do not necessarily speak with that same one voice that the non-orthodox Jews do, as shown by this:
Last week, a coalition of 100 Orthodox Jewish rabbis sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, warning that Amazon Smile relies on a deceptive and dangerous “hate map” to exclude mainstream conservative and Christian organizations from the company’s charity program. They insisted that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) actually makes America more dangerous for the Jewish community by downplaying the very real threat of radical Islamic organizations connected to terrorist groups. “We represent Jewish rabbinic leaders in synagogues, schools and rabbinical seminaries across the United States,” the rabbis with the Coalition of Jewish Values (CJV) wrote in a letter first published by Fox News. “We write to highlight the fact that the SPLC ‘hate map’ is uniquely detrimental and even dangerous to the Jewish community, and to urge you directly to terminate the association of your generous AmazonSmile charity-support program with the SPLC and its ‘hate map.'”

The rabbis condemned the SPLC’s list of “hate groups” as “unfair, unreasonable, and biased.” Indeed, the SPLC routinely brands mainstream conservative and Christian organizations “hate groups,” including them on a list with the Ku Klux Klan.

“While the SPLC is careful not to denigrate the Bible or other religious texts directly, it frequently vilifies groups based upon nothing more than their advocacy for biblically based beliefs about sexual and family ethics that were uncontroversial a generation or two ago,” they noted. “Notably, groups which falsely paint others as ‘homophobic,’ ‘transphobic,’ and ‘bigoted’ simply for retaining traditional beliefs are not categorized as hateful by the SPLC.”

The SPLC also overlooks “groups which ally with international terror organizations, openly glorify murder under the guise of ‘resistance,’ and frequently descend into clearly anti-Semitic expression,” the rabbis warned. “The SPLC specifically avoids identifying radical Islamic groups as the leading source of modern-day anti-Semitic violence.”

The SPLC is largely a Jewish controlled and funded hate organization that raises millions of dollars to accuse non-Jews of being anti-Semitic. I am glad to see the Orthodox Jews call it out for what it is.

Friday, September 11, 2020

None of the riots from white supremacists

The NY Times reports:
Top officials with the Department of Homeland Security directed agency analysts to downplay threats from violent white supremacy and Russian election interference, a Homeland Security official said in a whistle-blower complaint released on Wednesday.
The DHS should downplay those supposed threats, because they are hoaxes. This follows this Politico story:
White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security.

Two later draft versions of the same document — all of which were reviewed by POLITICO — describe the threat from white supremacists in slightly different language. But all three drafts describe the threat from white supremacists as the deadliest domestic terror threat facing the U.S., listed above the immediate danger from foreign terrorist groups.

Since the death of George Floyd, there have been 617 violent riots, and all of them were led by BLM, Antifa, and other leftist groups. None were started by White supremacists or right-wingers.

Of the foreign-influenced 2016 campaign expeditures, something like 0.01% was attributed to the Russians. It was trivial. It only gets mentioned as an excuse for Hillary Clinton losing.

I have never even heard about any crimes committed by White supremacists in the last 50 years. That is, under any reasonable definition. If you use the White Fragility definition of White supremacy, then all Whites are innately White supremacists, and all White crimes are then White supremacist crimes.

In any case, the rate of violent crimes by non-whites far exceeds that of Whites.

A recent paper says:

Most Republicans in a January 2020 survey agreed that “the traditional American way of life is disappearing so fast that we may have to use force to save it.” More than 40% agreed that “a time will come when patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands.” (In both cases, most of the rest said they were unsure; only one in four or five disagreed.) ...

The frailty of public commitment to democratic norms in the contemporary United States is illustrated ...

I think it is clear that democracy is not the highest principle for most people. The USA is a republic, not a democracy. If 51% of the people suddenly go mad and want race riots, then the other 49% may still want peace and prosperity.

Meanwhile, the press is blaming Pres. Trump for this, as reported by NBC News:

President Donald Trump told the journalist Bob Woodward that he does not believe that because of his privileged upbringing he has a responsibility to understand the "anger and pain" felt by Black Americans, according to a new book by Woodward. ... "Do you have any sense that that privilege has isolated and put you in a cave to a certain extent, as it put me and I think lots of white privileged people in a cave and that we have to work our way out of it to understand the anger and the pain, particularly, Black people feel in this country?" Woodward asked. "No," Trump responded. "You really drank the Kool-Aid, didn't you? Just listen to you. Wow. No, I don't feel that at all."
No, Trump did not say that he did not have a responsibility to understand anything. Woodward said that he feels that his white privilege has put him in a cave that he has to work his way out of. Trump is correct that Woodward was talking like a madman following crazy orders. Of course Trump doesn't feel as if he has to work his way out of a cave. No sane person does.
Woodward asked Trump whether he thinks there is "systemic or institutional racism in this country." "Well, I think there is everywhere," Trump said, according to an audio clip. "I think probably less here than most places. Or less here than many places." "OK. But is it here? In a way that it has an impact on peoples' lives?" Woodward asked. "I think it is. And it's unfortunate. But I think it is," Trump responded.
So Trump was nto denying that racism exists, although he is correct that there is less racism in the USA than most of the world. As usual, the press picks Trump quotes out of context to try to make him look bad, but when we see the full quote, Trump appears to be the last sane man left.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Americans are WEIRD, and proud of it

Alex Mackiel writes in Quillette:
The target of the weird label was Western people. More specifically, Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic, or WEIRD. 

WEIRD was not meant as a pejorative, but as an apt description of this group of psychologically peculiar people, who are distinct from the majority of humanity both now and throughout human history. 

Indeed, WEIRD individuals are psychologically peculiar in a number of ways. For instance, if asked the question, “Who are you?” WEIRD people are more likely to describe themselves in terms of their skills, occupation, achievements, and talents rather than by their relationships — they are “a doctor,” “hardworking,” or “a pianist” rather than “Alex’s son” or “Clara’s boyfriend.” Additionally, when judging others, they are typically more likely to assign responsibility to personal characteristics rather than external circumstances. For instance, they are likely to assume that the guy driving recklessly ahead of them on the highway is a complete idiot and terrible driver rather than a worried son rushing his father to the nearest emergency room. While WEIRD people are more individualistic, self-centered, impersonally prosocial, guilt-ridden, and analytical, many non-WEIRD people, from the Chinese to the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert, display opposite psychological trends. Non-WEIRD people tend to be more collectivistic, other-focused, more partial to their in-groups, shame-ridden, and holistic thinkers.
The central argument of Henrich and his collaborators is that there has been and continues to be an over-reliance on WEIRD samples in research.

That's right. The WEIRD folks are unlikely to describe themselves as normal White Christian Americans, which is what they really are.
They are also unlikely to realize how different the folks from the rest of the world are. Even when immigrants come to America and their kids grow up in American, they still usually retain these non-WEIRD differences.
Henrich takes this approach especially when he argues that the origins of WEIRD psychology began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the rise of the branch of Christianity that later evolved into the Roman Catholic Church, which he calls the “Western Church.” During the period between about 400 and 1200 CE, the Western Church began gradually dismantling intensive kin-based institutions such as clans, kindreds, and segmentary lineages, which were typical of most human societies then and throughout human history. With the disbanding of these institutions came the outlawing of norms associated with them such as polygamy and cousin marriage. The Western Church began promulgating a new set of prescriptions dealing with marriage, family, identity, and inheritance, which Henrich collectively refers to as the Marriage and Family Program (MFP). The MFP inadvertently encouraged the creation of associations such as guilds, universities, and confraternities, which bound people together based on shared interests, beliefs, and skills, rather than kinship ties.

Henrich argues that the rise of these more non-relational institutions in Europe created a novel environment to which these populations psychologically adapted. This cultural adaptation strongly influenced the psychology typical of WEIRD people today.
Right again. Everybody knows about the influence of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and about the European Rennaissance, Enlightenment, and Industrial Revolution. These things shaped Western Civilization as we know it. But perhaps just as important were the developments in Northwestern Europe from 400 to 1200 AD. They made the modern world possible.

Monday, September 07, 2020

How the news media troll us

I found this anonymous comment:
Scott, when you see derisive, gatekeeping posts from the left, please keep in mind that some percentage of them are Russian trolls. A lot of us forget that foreign propaganda is present on both sides of the political spectrum, seeking to stoke our hatred of each other, divide us, and generally set Americans at each other’s throats. No matter what you do or say, some percentage of online discourse will always tell you you’re evil because it’s not trying to have an honest intellectual exchange.
Many others have said similar things.

This is a good description of the NY Times, and other Jewish news media. At every opportunity, they stoke racial and other hatred, and do everything to divide us. The NY Times does with a dozen articles every single day.

I mentioned yesterday that 627 Jewish groups placed a full-page ad in the NY Times saying that all American Jews speak with one voice on certain social matters. The sponsor bragged that not one of them requested a single edit to the ad statement.

This is interesting because the short statement has several parts that are controversial among non-Jews. It (1) falsely claims George Floyd and others were murdered; (2) is anti-Trump without mentioning Trump's name; and (3) is openly pro-Communist. It babbles about communist Jews and falsely attacks the "pro-segregation organizations like the John Birch Society".

The JBS was anti-Communist, but not pro-segregation. Only Communist Jews says such silly stuff. If Jewish groups really just wanted to make an anti-racism statement, why bring up some decades-old phony arguments in favor of Communism?

I don't see any explanation, except that all these Jewish groups want to present a unified view that their attitude towards racial division is to follow the Communist playbook, and to stir up racial hatreds towards White Christians as much as possible.

I will be on the lookout for any Jewish groups who dissent from this plan.

Today, the NY Times has a silly article blaming Pres. Trump for identity politics. The Democrat Party is all identity politics all the time. Trump stands firmly against this use of identity politics to divide voters. As the article concedes, Trump is the one who issued an order for the federal govt to stop using racially divisive training seminars that demonize particular races. The Democrats, Jews, NY Times, and Communists are all in favor of such nonsense. (Actually, some Marxists are even against it.)

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Leftists try to block funds for boy

Wash. Times reports:
GoFundMe confirmed Thursday it removed fundraisers created on its site in support of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen arrested for murder following a deadly shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ...

A campaign for Mr. Rittenhouse created on rival crowdfunding site Fundly raised more than $50,000 within several hours Wednesday, meanwhile, but subsequently disappeared as well.

Here is his statement. He appears to be innocent.

The bias against the teen is not just at funding sites. All of the mainstream media is naming him, even tho they do not usually name a 17-year-old boy. There is a leftist war on American society.

Meanwhile, there is a GoFundMe page for Joseph Rosenbaum. See this article for what a horrible person he was. This says that he was from a non-practicing Jewish family, although it doesn't explain why he would attend a BLM rally and shout anti-Black racial slurs.

I am not sure what the point is in saying that Rosenbaum was from a non-praciticing Jewish family. The NY Times, CNN, and much of the news media is run by non-practicing Jews. The orthodox Jews don't go around rioting and trying to destabilize civilization, as far as I know. George Soros is a non-practicing Jew.

The Times of Israel reports:

Over 600 Jewish organizations, representing the majority of American Jews, signed a letter in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that was published in a full-page New York Times ad on Friday. ... The 627 groups that signed the letter included the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist denominational movements, which make up 35 percent, 18% and 1% of American Jewry, respectively, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study.

The list also includes several Orthodox groups such as the Uri L’Tzedek social justice organization and Yaffed, an advocacy group that seeks to improve secular education in Hasidic schools. The 627 groups that signed the letter included the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist denominational movements, which make up 35 percent, 18% and 1% of American Jewry, respectively, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study.

The list also includes several Orthodox groups such as the Uri L’Tzedek social justice organization and Yaffed, an advocacy group that seeks to improve secular education in Hasidic schools.

I guess some orthodox groups did not sign. The point of the ad is to say that Jews "speak with one voice" on matters such as claiming that the police murdered George Floyd, and accusing non-Jewish Whites of systemic racism.
A group of Jewish activists penned the letter and first posted it on the publishing platform Medium on June 25, against the backdrop of nationwide protests that erupted following the police killing of George Floyd in late May.

It garnered the backing of over 400 organizations within its first 48 hours, according to Audrey Sasson, the executive director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.

“We were starting to see the far-right concoct conspiracy theories that Black Lives Matter was being manipulated by Globalists and Marxists in an anti-Semitic attempt to undermine the Black-led movement,” Sasson said. “This brought an opportunity to unequivocally state as a large swath of Jewish community organizations that we stand behind Black Lives Matter and that any attempt to divide that movement will not land.”

Okay, it is anti-Semitic to say that BLM is being manipulated by Globalist and Marxist Jews, because it is actually being manipulated by a large swath of Jewish groups.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Nixon-Kissinger on East Indians

The NY Times has published a bizarre conspiracy theory that the USA did not declare war against India in 1971 because the personal prejudices of Pres. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger:
“Undoubtedly the most unattractive women in the world are the Indian women,” said Mr. Nixon. “Undoubtedly,” he repeated, with a venomous tone.

He continued, “The most sexless, nothing, these people. I mean, people say, what about the Black Africans? Well, you can see something, the vitality there, I mean they have a little animallike charm, but God, those Indians, ack, pathetic. Uch.” ...

“They turn me off. They are repulsive and it’s just easy to be tough with them.” ... “I don’t know how they reproduce!” ...

In reply, Mr. Kissinger sweepingly explained: “They are superb flatterers, Mr. President. They are masters at flattery. They are masters at subtle flattery. That’s how they survived 600 years. They suck up — their great skill is to suck up to people in key positions.” ...

“I tell you, the Pakistanis are fine people, but they are primitive in their mental structure.” He added, “They just don’t have the subtlety of the Indians.”
No, we were fighting a Vietnam War, and we were not going to war in India and Pakistan over matters that could never be resolved. Islam and Hindu are incompatible religions. Islam teaches jihad against infidels.

The article doesn't say anything about whether the judgments about Indians and Pakistanis were correct.

Friday, September 04, 2020

The Election IQ Gap

Republican voters have had higher average IQs and education levels than Democrat voters for decades. Democrats get the support of the super-rich and the poor, and there are a lot more poor voters.

This year, we see something different. It used to be easy to find intellectuals on both sides giving coherent policy reasons for their vote. Now I cannot find any intellectual coherent support for Biden-Harris at all.

Sure, there are well educated pundits who strongly favor ousting Pres. Trump. But they all say crazy stupid things.

Examples: They say that the videos prove system racist caused the murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake. They attribute quotes to Trump that can be disproved with about 30 seconds of googling. They blame Trump for 200k COVID-19 deaths while they never suggest how he could do any better. They engage in childish name-calling and hyperbolic accusations.

I posted yesterday from the Princeton University president, and his comments are just embarrassingly stupid. This is in spite of the fact that his letter was review by 20 Ivy League PhDs before releasing it.

Most of these people cannot really be that stupid. So they are just lying to us, assuming that most readers will be too stupid to notice. Or too intimidated to object. Or too ideologically driven, I am not sure.

I see 81 American Nobel prize winners endorse Biden. No substantive reason is given. If they are really so smart, couldn't they think of a reason better than "willingness to listen to experts"?

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Princeton become Hate-Whitey-U

Princeton University announces:
President Christopher L. Eisgruber has written to the University community to outline the next steps the University administration will take to address systemic racism at Princeton and beyond ... 
My Cabinet colleagues and I began our work early in the summer as people throughout America and around the world protested the cruel and unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks. 
As the Cabinet gathered last week to discuss preliminary recommendations, the nation reeled once more after a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back. This outrageous and awful violence has revealed yet again, and with searing intensity, the long, painful, and ongoing existence of anti-Black racism in America. Racial justice demands the scholarly and practical attention of this University.
If he really meant that, then he would commission a scholarly examination of how Floyd, Blake, and the others died. No, he does not do that. He is being thoroughly dishonest.

He is taking the side of violent criminals who tried to kill cops.
Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself. For example, Princeton inherits from earlier generations at least nine departments and programs organized around European languages and culture, but only a single, relatively small program in African studies.
That would be a about right, if African languages and culture were 1/9 as significant as European. A more accurate figure is about 0.00001%. Hardly anything important has ever come out of Africa. Ancient Egypt accomplished a lot, but I am pretty sure that Princeton's program in African studies is about Black Africa, and not ancient Egypt.
To that end, we will undertake enhanced efforts to expand diversity of the faculty pipeline, and aspire to increase by 50 percent the number of tenured or tenure-track faculty members from underrepresented groups over the next five years.
The Princeton math faculty is already 85% foreigners. Hiring underrepresented groups would be hiring American Whites. But of course they will not be doing that.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Andrew Sullivan canceled for giving two sides of IQ

A lot of people thought that New York magazine fired Andrew Sullivan after killing a politically incorrect article he wrote on Georpe Floyd. But no, the NY Times explains, it wasn't that at all. He was canceled for some article written by someone else for some other magazine 26 years ago:
I’m Still Reading Andrew Sullivan. But I Can’t Defend Him.

He’s one of the most influential journalists of the last three decades, but he’s shadowed by a 1994 magazine cover story that claimed to show a link between race and I.Q. ...

The flap reminded his colleagues and critics of Mr. Sullivan’s original sin, his decision to put on the cover of the Oct. 31, 1994, New Republic a package titled “Race and I.Q.” The package led with an excerpt from the book “The Bell Curve” by the political scientist Charles Murray and psychologist Richard Herrnstein. They claimed that I.Q. test results are in large part hereditary and reveal differences among races;

Sullivan was the editor, and he also published about about dozen essays trashing the book.

The book was a hot issue of the day, Sullivan probably thought that he was doing a public service by providing multiple views. It is not clear whether he has any personal opinion on the subject.

I guess the problem with presenting both sides is that the evidence for one side is overwhelming. Regarding the above claims, all the studies show that IQ is heritable, and that IQ tests show racial differences. The above claims are literally true.

By showing racial differences, I mean that IQ scores vary among different races. There is some debate about whether those IQ test differences are due to inherited differences between the races. That would not necessarily follow from the above Murray-Herrnstein claims. That is, maybe IQ is heritable among Whites, and heritable among Blacks, but Blacks score lower on IQ tests because they attend worse schools. I am sure other explanations have been given also.

The point is that allowing a wide-ranging discussion of this issue is no longer permitted. You cannot publish data and evidence on the issue. If you try, the cancel culture mob will still be coming after you with pitchforks 26 years later.

A young person today would have a hard time finding the truth on this subject. He might wonder why no one wants to talk about. Probably no one will even tell him why the subject is forbidden.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

What is wrong with young white women

The Daily Stormer is the most politically censored site on the internet, as people are offended by funny rants such as this:
We now have in the West an entire class of childless women who are past the age of attractiveness or healthy childbearing who spend their lives attacking white men, all of whom they view as stand-ins for their fathers. You see, little children view their father as a godlike entity. For boys, this goes away sometime around puberty, and as you age, any anger you have toward your father for not living up to his role as a godlike deity dissipates as you start to be able to grasp what he was going through, and say, “yeah, he was dealing with some shit for sure, I can feel that.” Female humans never really grow into adults, they just grow tits. They are also completely self-centered and believe the universe revolves around them. So the woman never passes the exits of development wherein she views her father as the prime deity of her universe. Thus, it is her father’s fault that she is so unhappy. And that is the primary characteristic of these women, aside from viciousness: deep, bitter, angry unhappiness. Because every white man is her father, they all deserve to suffer, to be humiliated, to be crushed. After all, a real god would have made her happy.

These childless women are the absolute epitome of “worthless human beings,” in that the purpose of a woman is to produce children and everything else that they do was simply tolerated throughout history because they had that ability.

The language is a little offensive, but there is some wisdom in the essay. Too bad the site is not more widely available.

The site posted a followup.

Fred Reed also has an offensive rant: The deadliest question is how to accommodate blacks. One mustn’t say what everyone knows, that blacks are the least educable, least productive, most criminal, most violent, most dependent, and least assimilable of the population. If anything can be done about any of these, it won’t be, because no one is permitted to name the problem. No one is in charge.

As whites lose economic ground they will be less willing to pay for welfare, food stamps, free housing, and other charity. When a pie shrinks, someone will get less pie and, if the pie shrinks a great deal, some will get almost no pie. Meanwhile, gun sales are way up. uote>Hoo-boy. She’s ready to explode, go high order. Smoking ruins, dead bodies, seething hatreds, and a country that can’t be put back together. It may not happen, but she looks ready.

No one is in charge in this collapsing shell game of a country. ...

There is no leadership, no one in charge. In Trump we have perhaps the weakest President in history, mouthy, preening, ineffectual, much talk and no action. He did nothing while the rioters looted, burned, and vandalized, then disengaged himself from the pandemic, leaving decisions to the states. Much cawing and gaudy feathers, but no bird inside.

Congress does nothing, one parry neutering the other and all bought and paid for by special interests, by Wall Street and the arms makers and the big corporations. Local governments submit to the rioters or stand aside as the burning goes on. This is not society. It is chaos. ...

The media encourage the rioters, inflame passions either deliberately or through partisanship. ...

The deadliest question is how to accommodate blacks. One mustn’t say what everyone knows, that blacks are the least educable, least productive, most criminal, most violent, most dependent, and least assimilable of the population. If anything can be done about any of these, it won’t be, because no one is permitted to name the problem. No one is in charge.

As whites lose economic ground they will be less willing to pay for welfare, food stamps, free housing, and other charity. When a pie shrinks, someone will get less pie and, if the pie shrinks a great deal, some will get almost no pie. Meanwhile, gun sales are way up. ...

Here we come to the joys of diversity. Cultures can be too different to live together. Whites and blacks have almost no common ground, little common history. Whites trace their history back to well before the ancient Greeks, through Rome, the Renaissance, Europe. Blacks had no part in this and, it seems, have no interest in it. Aristotle? Thomas Jefferson? Einstein? Madame Butterfly? Galois? FORTRAN? These might all have come from some remote galactic civilization.

There is no agreement, anywhere, at any level, over anything. ...

Nothing holds the country together. There is no social glue, no dominant culture. We have no shared history, language, dialect, ethnicity, or religion. Diversity turns the country into rubble.

Diversity? It is the end of America. The country once was overwhelmingly white, European, Anglophone, and Christian. It worked, as approximate monocultures usually do. No longer. The North hates—the word is not too strong—the South and seeks to erase its culture and uniqueness. The Bible Belt is intensely Christian while the northern elites, heavily Jewish, seek to suppress Christianity. The coastal elites hold the central deplorables in contempt. Blacks hate whites. Feminists hate men. I just do not see any likely scenario in which the current issues will get resolved peacefully.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Trump is censored for retweeting CDC data

I posted last week some updated CDC data on COVID-19, and noted that a 6% figure stuck out to me. Now Pres. Trump has been censored for saying essentially the same thing.

CNN TV reports:

Twitter on Sunday took down a tweet containing a false claim about coronavirus death statistics that was made by a supporter of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory -- a post that President Donald Trump had retweeted earlier in the day.

The tweet -- which has been replaced with a message saying, "This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules -- from "Mel Q," copied from someone else's Facebook post, claimed that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had "quietly" updated its numbers "to admit that only 6%" of people listed as coronavirus deaths "actually died from Covid," since "the other 94% had 2-3 other serious illnesses."

That's not what the CDC said. ...

The CDC's latest regular update to a public statistics page on the pandemic -- there was nothing especially "quiet" about it -- said that for 6% of the deaths included in its statistics, "Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned" on the deceased person's death certificate.

That is not at all the same thing as saying only 6% of reported Covid-19 deaths "actually died" from Covid-19. It simply means that the other 94% were listed as having at least one additional factor contributing to their death.

No, I am not "Mel Q", and I don't know whether Mel Q reads my blog. You

Twitter, CNN, and everyone else in the mainstream media say that our claim is false. But my blog, Mel Q, and Trump's retweet explicitly and accurately explained the meaning of the 6%, and that the other 94% of reported COVID-19 deaths had additional causes. We even quoted and linked to the CDC web page, so anyone can verify the claim for himself.

I guess Twitter and the others are pretending that they are doing a public service by scaring the people into thinking COVID-19 is more dangerous than it is, so that they will be more cautious. But it is a facts that the deaths are almost entirely elderly folks with multiple other co-morbidities. The CDC explains this on their web pages, buried in their medical data. It is no secret, and it ought to be more widely disseminated, so that everyone understands who is at greatest risk.

For Twitter, CNN, and everyone else to make an issue out of this just shows their extreme bias, and their willingness to lie about the virus to manipulate public opinion.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Biden-Harris are a threat to this nation

Jean Guerrero, author of a book on how much she hates White people, writes this NY Times op-ed
Over the past week, the Republican National Convention sought to conjure a “radical left” hellscape.

Speakers conflated anti-racist protesters with deranged criminals out to destroy the country. Donald Trump Jr. called Joe Biden “the Loch Ness monster,” while the conservative activist Charlie Kirk praised Donald Trump as “the bodyguard of Western civilization.” In his speech on Thursday, the president denounced “mob rule.” “Your vote will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists and agitators, and criminals who threaten our citizens,” he said.

The language at the convention comes from the “white genocide” conspiracy theory, which warns, among other things, that brown and Black people will destroy white civilization with the help of their anti-racist allies. It echoed that of the racist-dystopian novel “The Camp of the Saints,”

All that is mostly correct. This November election is between Trump protecting Western civilization and law-abiding Americans, and Biden-Harris and other Democrats who openly support destructive criminals.
In July, Mr. Miller told Tucker Carlson that the federal crackdown on anti-racist protesters in Portland, Ore., was about “the survival of this country.” In an interview with the radio host Larry O’Connor that month, he said the priority of the administration was protecting America from the dangers of “cancel culture,” which he described as “a very grave threat to American freedom.”
Calling them "anti-racist protesters" is inaccurate. There are no racists in Portland being protested. They are just rioters and criminals.
The Trump campaign’s strategy is to cast the president’s opponents as an existential threat to the nation.
They are an existential threat to this nation. They are openly trying to destroy it.
The term “cancel culture,” used throughout the Republican convention, lumps together and demonizes critics of white male supremacy, in an attempt to silence them. The use of the term in this context allows the far right to dictate the terms of the conversation, as does the news media’s reluctance to call Mr. Trump and his chief adviser what they are ...
Now this is just lunacy. No critics of white male supremacy have been silenced. It is the Left that has been systematically getting people fired, ostracized, and de-platformed for expressing right-wing political views. No left-wingers are being canceled, unless you count left-wing feminists who do not fully accept the transsexual agenda.
This obsession with the supposed dangers of people of color, particularly immigrants or left-wing extremists, ignores reality. Right-wing extremists have committed the most terrorist attacks in the United States since the 1990s.

Officials say that a 17-year-old named Kyle Rittenhouse opened fire on people during a protest in Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, killing two and wounding a third.

No, Rittenhouse is not a right-wing extremist. More and more, it appears that he fired on an angry mob of criminals who were trying to kill him. The NY Times should not even be publishing his name, since he is a juvenile.

Rittenhouse may well go to jail, and I am not saying that all of his shots were justifiable. We do not have enough info here. But the larger picture here is that Jacob Blake was resisting a legitimate arrest, and provoked the police into using a forceful response. Democrat politicians, from Kenosha officials to the governor to Joe Biden, encouraged the riots. Rittenhouse was just trying to help maintain order, because the police were not doing their jobs.

“Trump knows that if we find real solidarity, it’s a wrap,” said Aida Rodriguez, an Afro-Latina activist. “We’re all waking up to it, and you’re going to see it in November.” These alliances are a real-life manifestation of the mob of Mr. Miller’s nightmares.
She finally agrees that if the anti-Whites gang up on the Whites, it will be a nightmare for Whites, just as some Trump supporters have predicted.

Just to be clear, I am not encouraging anyone to take guns to riot scenes. That is foolishness. We need to vote for elected officials who will use police to restore order.

Update: As proof of right-wingers not having the ability to cancel anyone, consider the new book title "In Defense of Looting". It was favorably reviewed on the NPR site. See some criticism here. It is every bit as bad as it sounds. The author is a man named Willie Osterweil who published the book under the name Vicky Osterweil. The book advocates illegal violence against peaceful innocents, but it is selling well on Amazon. Not cancelled.

Update: AmRen lists numerous additional NY Times errors.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Apple computer company joins the Black racism

The Apple CEO tweeted:
We stand with those who refuse to accept the status quo. The WNBA, NBA, and all of those who will not tolerate another Jacob Blake. Another Emmett Till. We must do better — lives depend on it. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 28, 2020
Till died in 1955. Kamala Harris and others are tweeting about Blake and Till also. It is funny how they celebrate basketball players who identify with Black criminals who resist arrest. This Kenosha incident makes me think we are headed towards Civil War 2.0. Kenosha is an ordinary midwestern town, with about 10% Blacks. It is Middle America. If it can be destroyed by race riots, then no Middle American town is safe. It is clear that the Democrats and Blacks have little interest in facts. They did not care about George Floyd's cause of death either. These incidents are just excuses to hate White people. They are out to destroy White civilization.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Professor gets canceled for harmless joke

Inside Higher Ed reports:
A professor of marketing at the University of Missouri at Columbia told students he’d been relieved of his teaching duties after comments he made to a student from Wuhan, China, about the need for a face mask during an online class meeting were widely circulated on social media. ...

The university confirmed that the marketing professor, Joel Poor, remained employed and “has been assigned to other duties.” Missouri referred the incident to its Office for Civil Rights and Title IX, which has opened an investigation.

Some students have called for Poor’s firing, while others have taken to his defense, saying his comments were meant jokingly and there was no malicious intent.

Watch the video. It was obviously a harmless joke. No sane person would take offense to this.

This may seem silly, but it is just another aspect of the civil war that we are degenerating to. Look at Kenosha. It is only about 5% Black, but it now has race riots. A Black man resisted arrest, and got shot. A couple of rioters got shot. I am not sure yet who might have committed crimes, but it is clear that we have a govt that encouraging riots.

I am reserving judgment on Kenosha until more facts are in, but there is a pattern to these stories. Black man with a long criminal history gets arrested again. He resists arrest, and police use necessary force. Antifa types create outrage on social media. Blacks identify with the criminal. Jews dominate the mainstream with talk of racism and White privilege. An investigation shows the Black man was entirely at fault. Jews continue to blame Whites, and Blacks complain about criminals being treated like criminals.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The great pandemic is mostly over

The US CDC released weekly COVID-19 mortality update. There is a lot of data there, but a couple of things stuck out to me. First, there have been no significant excess COVID-19 deaths in any age group for about 3 months. Yes, there are still people dying of the disease, but it is mostly people over age 70, and they are dying at the rate that they would be dying anyway. Second, it says:
For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.
The official US death toll is about 182,000, but that includes deaths with multiple causes. The CDC has data about excess deaths but it is tricky to interpret directly. It uses a model that says deaths should have been going down since Jan. 1, 2020. The current death rate, from all causes, is about the same as what was predicted for Jan. 1, 2020, so the CDC says that there are still excess deaths. It appears to me that the number of deaths that can be fairly attributed to COVID-19 is maybe half the official figure.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pelosi says all must support Israel

The Hill reports:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Republican National Convention address from Jerusalem “appalling” on Tuesday. The House Speaker told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that Pompeo’s convention speech, which was pre-recorded in Israel during official diplomatic travel, violated State Department rules for employees not to participate in partisan activities. “Now he's doing just that thing, and then, of course, really sadly, discoloring our bipartisanship in terms of our support for Israel, which has always been bipartisan, and we always want it to be,” she said. “The image is something that's going to say, look at us, we're here in Israel making a speech to the Republican National Convention, violating our values in terms of the bipartisanship and our support for Israel, violating in many ways what he told his own employees,” she added. ... A State Department spokesperson told The Hill on Monday that no department resources would be directed toward Pompeo’s address and no staff have been involved in preparing for the speech.
She is trying to say that the Jews own the Democrat and Republican parties, and she doesn't want to get into a competition over who can be more pro-Israel. This is a sensitive issue for the Democrats because they get 80% of their fund-raising from Jews, but are increasingly dependent on votes from Moslems who hate Jews, and on Leftists who hate Israel. Meanwhile, Trump has been the most pro-Jewish and pro-Israel President in decades.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Yes, disease and death are acceptable

Leftist-atheist-evolutionist Jerry Coyne writes:
Reader Charles called my attention to a CBS/YouGov poll showing the disparity between Republicans and Democrats in whether they see the number of American deaths from coronavirus acceptable or unacceptable. The results were frightening:

Note that the latest toll of Americans killed by coronavirus, reported in the Hili dialogue this morning, is 176,694. That is more than three times the number of Americans killed during the Vietnam War (total 58,220, of which 47,434 were killed in battle). Only 10 % of Democrats find that total acceptable, but 57% of Republicans do, while 90% of Dems find the total unacceptable compared to 43% of Republicans. Two-third of Independents find the total unacceptable, about halfway between Dems and Republicans.

Now it’s not clear what “acceptable” means, but given that quicker and more stringent action would have saved more lives, and that the Trump administration—and a lot of Republican governors—have hardly taken the lead here, I think the objective assessment is “unacceptable”, meaning, “could have been reduced strongly with better action.”

This is a professor who regularly posts about how no one has the free will to anything different from what happens. For example:
I’m a “hard determinist” and get out of bed every day, and I realize that my “agency” is illusory even though I feel that it’s real.
And this:
Sam [Harris] (who does define his terms) is talking about libertarian free will: the mistaken feeling we have that we have agency and could have decided other than how we did. ...

I, of course, accept neither free will in the way Sam construes it, nor the idea that we are “morally responsible” (rather than just “responsible”) for our actions. The word “morally” adds nothing save the misconception that we could have made a choice that was either more or less moral, and that’s not true.

So he firmly believes that neither Pres. Trump nor anyone else had a choice about what to do about the Wuhan coronavirus. The death total could not have been reduced by different policies.

I disagree with Coyne about free will, but I do think that he has put his finger on a big difference between right and left wingers. Right-wingers accept reality. There will be disease and death. Left wingers pretend to live in an imaginary world where people are all equal, kind, healthy, and thinking good thoughts at all times.

Here, Coyne very strongly believes that no one could have chosen a policy to reduce the coronavirus deaths, and yet the deaths are still unacceptable. This is like saying gravity is unacceptable.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Who took over the Democrat Party?

Audacious Epigone writes:
The extent to which the preference of older black Americans override the preferences of the many other factions of the Democrat electoral coalition is difficult to overstate:

It’s not predominantly the party of working people or the party of immigrants or the party of government or the party of peace. More than anything else, it is the black party.

It might seem that way, all the officials talking Black Lives Matter all the time. He gets this response:
Nah, it’s the Jewish party (in reality, both parties are the Jewish party), with blacks simply used as proxies, cat’s-paws, janissaries and biological weapons in the eternal and unceasing war of the Jews against White Europeans and Christendom —...

Blacks are just a handy pocket-knife in this ludicrous and unnecessary struggle. Nobody on earth, no nation, no people, no civilization, actually takes blacks seriously.

The convention talked about Blacks a lot, and didn't mention Jews at all. But I think the commenter is correct. The Democrat Party hardly does anything for Blacks. It is almost entirely financed by Jews and Jewish fund-raising, and promoted by Jewish media. Blacks are not paying the bills or calling the shots.

In one of its regular news stories, not an opinion column, the NY Times reports:

a surprising problem for the president: his struggle to attract and retain a reliable stable of millionaires and billionaires willing to write seven-figure checks, despite his takeover of the Republican Party and a policy agenda that largely serves the interests of America’s ultrawealthy....

But the president’s sagging popularity, driven by his erratic and divisive behavior during the coronavirus crisis, has prompted some of the wealthiest Republicans — the heavy artillery of modern politics — to delay, divert or diminish their giving, just as Joseph R. Biden Jr. has begun to tap a rich vein of Wall Street and Silicon Valley support, party operatives and donors said in interviews.

The NY Times and the rest of the Jewish news media have an obvious anti-Trump bias here, but it admits that Biden is the candidate of the super-rich, and Trump is getting all his support from ordinary middle class Americans.

It is the super-rich who want to replace the American White middle class with cheap foreign labor. They want this for the same reasons that they have wanted to bust the labor unions.

The Democrat Party is not the party of the working man anymore. It is the party of the super-rich, the White-haters, and the welfare class. It has no appeal to anyone else.

As for the Jews, you might point out that neither Biden nor Harris are Jewish. That is correct, but Jews have infiltrated their families. The Jewish Daily Forward reports:

In fact, all three of Biden’s children — Beau and Hunter, his sons with his first wife, Neilia Biden, and Ashley, his daughter with current wife Jill Jacobs biden — married members of the tribe. Here’s a rundown of the Jewish members of the Biden clan. ... Ahead of their wedding, which took place on the roof deck of Cohen’s Los Angeles apartment, Hunter got a bicep tattoo to match one Cohen already had: the word “Shalom,” written in Hebrew letters.
They also explain Harris is married to a Jew:
One evening in November 2017, United States Senator Kamala Harris stood facing Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

It was her third visit to Israel, but the first time she’d come with a special escort: Her husband Doug Emhoff.

Though he is Jewish, Emhoff, then 53, had never visited Israel. So Harris, whom he’d married in 2014, invited him to accompany her on an official congressional delegation organized by the Senate. ...

But when pressed about her son’s Jewish upbringing, she demurred: “We’ve been sworn to secrecy,” she said. “We were told not to talk to anybody.” ...

In 2017, Harris delivered a keynote speech at AIPAC Policy Conference, where she recounted a childhood memory of collecting money for the Jewish National Fund. “I never sold Girl Scout Cookies,” Harris said at AIPAC, “but I raised money to plant trees in Israel.”

More than any other national candidates in recent memory, it is clear that Biden and Harris are just puppets. They have no control over their policy positions, and do not even appear to understand them. They are owned by others.

Update: I see that Richard Spencer and a lot of Deep State warmongers are endorsing Biden. They complain that we didn't go to war in Syria, among other things. The election is really revealing a lot of anti-Americans.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Laura Loomer is dangerous

Laura Loomer has won a Republican primary election for Congress, and is widely de-platformed, including by Facebook, Venmo, Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, PayPal, GoFundMe, Medium, TeeSpring, and Chase Bank. I tried to find out what she did that was so offensive, and found this:
Facebook Inc. asked a Miami federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer, saying her ban under its “dangerous individuals and organizations” policy wasn’t defamatory because “reasonable minds can disagree” about whether she’s dangerous.
“While Ms. Loomer may not believe she is ‘dangerous’ or has ‘promoted hate,’ others disagree — as demonstrated by her admission that online platforms have widely banned her,” the tech giant says.
And what makes her so dangerous? I found:
In 2017, she tweeted "how many more people need to die before everyone agrees that Islam is cancer & we should never let another Muslim into the civilized world?"
Loomer is Jewish. It seems to me that most people recognize that a follower of one religion can disagree with a rival religion. To believe in one religion is to reject all the rival religions.

For the most part, Jews believe that Islam is a cancer on the world, and Muslims believe that Judaism is a cancer. Israel has a policy of not letting more Muslims in.

The USA responded to the 9-11-2001 attacks by importing millions of Muslims. This was done without any open public debate on this issue. Anyone who raises these issues gets ostracized.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Bad racist ideas, funded by Twitter

Reason reports:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Thursday that he was donating $10 million to Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research, a project recently launched by the antiracist scholar Ibram X. Kendi.

Kendi is the author of the 2019 book How to Be An Antiracist, one of two books that attracted renewed attention following the death of George Floyd. (The other is Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility.) In a tweet, he thanked Dorsey for the grant, which came with "no strings attached." ...

In a 2019 piece for POLITICO magazine, Kendi proposed a constitutional amendment that would prohibit racism. Here is his idea in full:

To fix the original sin of racism, Americans should pass an anti-racist amendment to the U.S. Constitution that enshrines two guiding anti-racist principals: Racial inequity is evidence of racist policy and the different racial groups are equals. The amendment would make unconstitutional racial inequity over a certain threshold, as well as racist ideas by public officials (with "racist ideas" and "public official" clearly defined). It would establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) ...

This would be the end of freedom. This would be worse than slavery.

Friday, August 21, 2020

News Flash: Hollywood likes beauty

Yale professor Theodore Kim writes on SciAm:
The Racist Legacy of Computer-Generated Humans ...

Computer-generated imagery is supposed to be one of the success stories of computer science. ...

Alas, this technology has an insidious, racist legacy all its own. ...

This technical obsession with youthful whiteness is a direct reflection of Hollywood appetites. As in real life, the roles for computer-generated humans all go to young, white thespians. ...

The racist legacy of computer-generated imagery does not cost people their lives, but it determines whose stories can be told. And if Black Lives Matter, then the stories of their lives must matter too.

His complaint is that computer rendering young beautiful long-haired White women is technically much more difficult than doing Black Africans with short kinky hair. If Hollywood had chosen to use Black Africans for their big stars, then it could have done a better job of tricking us with computer animations.

I guess he is Korean-American and identifies as non-white, but computer graphics technology was 98% created by White people. And the people buying movies tickets are not that eager to see a lot of computer-generated short-haired Black folks.

All this sounds like a joke, but it is not. Neither is this article on The Unintentional Racism Found in Traffic Signals. The world is going mad.

Here is another attack on beauty:

The director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, has indicated that pretty girls will no longer be handing over winning jerseys at the end of each stage.

The protocol was deemed “sexist” by women’s rights activists. For decades, pretty girls have been giving away different jerseys at the end of the Tour de France stages. In 2019, however, a petition was signed by 38 000 people to denounce this tradition, stating that women “are not objects, not rewards”.

Soon Hollywood will be required to hire only ugly actresses. That may have happened to Netflix already, as some of their big shows feature ugly actresses.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Democrats stoke racial animosity

Thomas B. Edsall writes for the NY Times:
Even with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the top of the Democratic ticket, the importance of ethnicity and race in American politics is growing, not diminishing. ... With virtually all opinion polls suggesting that the Biden-Harris team is at present positioned to win
The Democrats are preoccupied by ethnicity and race. Biden only got the nomination because of his ability to win Black votes. Harris was only appointed because of her ethnicity and race.

This is not just my opinions. My articles by Democrat strategists say the same thing.

Fanning the flames of racial animosity lies at the core of Trump’s election strategy, as it did in 2016.
No, that is crazy. The Democrats fan the flames of racial animosity about 100 times as much as Republicans.

Trump and the Republicans offer essentially the same message to all ethnic groups and races, and avoid animosity as much as possible.

The Democrat Party has become the hate-Whitey party. They rarely offer any other reason to vote for them. Just look at the NY Times article on Democrat convention. Every single article shows an obsession with ethnicity and race.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Wash. Post attacks White Christian America

Jennifer Rubin is supposed to be the Wash. Post's token conservative columnist, but she is Jewish, and not conservative. Here is a recent column where she attacks American Christianity as being racist.
If you want to know why White Christian ideology is the best predictor of racist attitudes (a shocking revelation for the author and likely many readers), the book is essential reading.
Apparently the newspaper is still struggling with whether "White" should be capitalized. The NY Times and AP say it must be lower-cased, because Whites have no acceptable culture.
[quoting favorably the book author] Trump’s response to the neo-Nazi demonstrations in 2017 was also a turning point for me. Trump waited 48 hours to issue any statement, and when he did, he equivocated, stating there were “very fine people on both sides.” And I was stunned that Trump’s inability to flatly condemn neo-Nazis — who were chanting “Blood and soil!” and “Jews will not replace us” and who murdered a person protesting that hatred — had no discernible impact on his White Christian support.
Not this again. It is just fake news. It is fair to deduce that Rubin is a Jewish supremacist who wants to replace Whites with non-whites.
It’s important to note that the Republican Party has a decades-long history of deploying, in various degrees, what has been dubbed “the Southern Strategy,” a racist dog-whistle politics that fuels white grievances and exploits racial divisions to win elections.
This is even more deranged. The Democrat Party exploits racial divisions at least 100 times the Republican Party. Just look at all the attention given to Kamala Harris, where the Democrats primarily talk about her race and sex.
I think the phrases “family values” and “values voters” were one of the most successful, durable — and disingenuous — political branding operations in my lifetime.
Jews particularly hate these terms because they suggest a common endorsement of American values that Jews do not share. Yes, I know Jews appear to be pro-family, but they have their own family ideals. They commonly despise those who favor "family values".

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Support for Kamala Harris is all identity politics

The NY Times reports:
Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate is historic. She is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be on a major-party ticket and, should Biden win, stands that much closer to becoming the first female president in our nation’s history. It’s no surprise that many Americans are emotional about her being chosen. We asked readers what seeing Senator Harris on the Democratic ticket meant to them. “She looks like me!” and “It’s about time!” punctuated the most enthusiastic responses. Others talked about the importance of seeing a Black woman in high office after years of experiencing discrimination and racism themselves. A selection of their responses follows. They have been edited for length and clarity.
Sure enough, no one like her for her competence, intelligence, policy position, ability to be President, or anything else important. She is only praised for being symbolic of anti-white-male identity politics. I wonder whether democracy has a future.

A NY Times editorial celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment guaranteeing the vote to women, but it cannot point to any benefits, and it mostly complains about Black stuff.
Harris has promised to prosecute Donald Trump if she is elected, but that is just the start. A vote for her is a vote to exterminate White people.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Kamala Harris exposed

Facebook and Twitter are actively blocking pro-Trump and anti-Biden-Harris comments, but some are leaking thru, and now the NY Times has a whole article trying to debunk them:
On Thursday, Mr. Trump himself encouraged one of the most persistent falsehoods, a racist conspiracy theory that Ms. Harris is not eligible for the vice presidency or presidency because her parents were immigrants.
No, her parents appear to have been on student visas, not immigrant visas. The argument has nothing to do with race or immigration. See articles here, here, and here on why Harris is not a natural born citizen, as required to be a VP.
According to the rumors about Ms. Harris, she is tied to the conspiracy because her sister was invited by John Podesta, Ms. Clinton’s presidential campaign manager, to a “Hillary pizza party” in 2016.
So was she invited or not? We still have not gotten an explanation as to what was going on at those Podesta parties.
“Kamala Harris is not an American Black,” said one tweet that collected 2,300 likes and shares after it was first posted on Wednesday. “She is half Indian and half Jamaican. She is robbing American Blacks of their history. Kamala is as Black American as Obama.”
That is correct. She has more slaveowners than slaves in her ancestry. She is not an American Black.
One of the most convoluted lies that has spread on social media involves the actor Jussie Smollett and the baseless allegation that Ms. Harris is his aunt and knew in advance that Mr. Smollett was planning to stage an assault against himself early last year. ... Ms. Harris did initially condemn the news of the apparent attack on Mr. Smollett, but when the police said the assault had been staged, she put out a new statement saying she was “sad, frustrated and disappointed” by the development.
So she did help promote the hoax. Sure, she was sad that she got busted, but it shows her warped view of the world that she supports this and every other anti-white-male hoax. This article is just getting started. It does not even get into her religion, her Jewish husband, her life as mistress to a Black married man, her career prosecuted people who should not be prosecuted, etc.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Kamala Harris is not a natural born citizen

The NY Times has gotten so leftist that it news stories sometimes read like opinion columns. See this news story:
Trump Encourages Racist Conspiracy Theory About Kamala Harris President Trump said he heard that Ms. Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee born in California, was not eligible for the ticket, repeating a theory that is rampant among his followers. Constitutional scholars quickly called his words false and irresponsible.
President Trump in effect revisited an old tactic on Thursday: spreading a race-based and anti-immigrant crusade he began nearly a decade ago, when he began sowing distrust in the background of President Barack Obama, who was born in Hawaii.

 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday encouraged a racist conspiracy theory that is rampant among some of his followers: that Senator Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee born in California, was not eligible for the vice presidency or presidency because her parents were immigrants.Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters on Thursday, nevertheless pushed forward with the attack, reminiscent of the lie he perpetrated for years that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

“I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements,” Mr. Trump said of Ms. Harris. “I have no idea if that’s right,” he added. “I would have thought, I would have assumed, that the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice president.” 
That assertion is false. Ms. Harris is eligible to serve.
The article calls Pres. Trump a racist four times before even saying what the issue is. Trump's point doesn't have anything to do with race or immigration. Neither Trump nor anyone else says that Harris's race matters, or that it matters that her parents were immigrants. 

The US Constitution requires that she be a natural born citizen, and a legal authority defines that as "those born in the country, of parents who are citizens." Harris's parents were not citizens when she was born.
Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters on Thursday, nevertheless pushed forward with the attack, reminiscent of the lie he perpetrated for years that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. “I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements,” Mr. Trump said of Ms. Harris.
“I have no idea if that’s right,” he added. “I would have thought, I would have assumed, that the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice president.”
Trump raised legitimate questions about Obama's birth, and some of those are still unresolved.
But Mr. Trump was in effect revisiting an old tactic: spreading a race-based and anti-immigrant crusade he began nearly a decade ago, when he began sowing distrust in the background of Mr. Obama, who was born in Hawaii.
Again, it is not a matter of race or immigration. Obama's father was not a citizen or an immigrant, raising doubt about whether Obama should qualify as a natural born citizen. There were no immigrants or racial issues involved.
Mr. Eastman’s column tries to raise questions about the citizenship of Ms. Harris’s parents at the time of her birth, and argues that she may have “owed her allegiance to a foreign power or powers” if her parents were “temporary visitors” and not residents. Ms. Harris’s parents received doctorate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1963 and were working as academics when Ms. Harris was born in 1964.
But constitutional law scholars say that the immigration status of Ms. Harris’s parents at the time of her birth is irrelevant because under the Constitution, anyone born in the United States automatically acquires citizenship. The 14th Amendment makes it clear: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
That is an argument for Harris being a citizen, but not for her being a natural born citizen.
Newsweek in the meantime defended Mr. Eastman’s column, asserting that it had “nothing to do with racist birtherism.” Experts in constitutional law were still quick to disparage the article as dangerous.
Dangerous? If anything, it is dangerous to put someone on the ballot who is unfit to serve.
During the 2016 presidential race, Mr. Trump continuously questioned the citizenship of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, suggesting that his Canadian roots would be a problem should he win the presidency. Mr. Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, is a United States citizen.
No, Trump did not question his citizenship, but whether Cruz was a natural born citizen. He was born in Canada, and not qualified to be US President. He was born a citizen of Canada. 

When Harris was born, she might have been claimed as a citizen of USA, Jamaica, or India. Failure to claim Jamaica or India has left her as a citizen of USA, but not as a natural born citizen. Another NY Times news article says:
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, said race had been essential to Mr. Biden’s decision. “I think he came to the conclusion that he should pick a Black woman,” Mr. Reid said. “They are our most loyal voters and I think that the Black women of America deserved a Black vice-presidential candidate.”
Yes, that obvious, except that she is not even really Black. They only call her Black because she identifies that way, after being the mistress to a prominent Black married politician. The President and VP should be real Americans, not anchor babies. Maybe they should come from families that had been citizens for several generations. The Constitution has some minimal requirements, and Harris falls short. 

With all the attention given to Harris, the media are skipping some big issues. What is her religion, if any? Why does she pretend she is Black? What is her history of sexual relationships? Her history of illegal drug use? Why doesn't she have any kids? 

Update: I see the other mainstream news media are reciting the same talking points, with AP calling it "a false and racist conspiracy theory". They are not even trying to give an appearance of objectivity. 

It has nothing to do with race, and there is no conspiracy, unless the press is conspiring against Trump. It is simply reading the Constitution, and applying long-accepted definitions.

I think that we are getting to the point where following the US Constitution is racist because it was written by straight White men. Also, the concepts of individual rights, liberty, voting, etc. are White concepts that are not necessarily accepted by people of color.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Harris represents anti-white symbolism

The NY Times reports:
Projecting warmth toward each other, they sketched out a vision of recovery from the nation’s crises surrounding public health, the economy and racial injustice — challenges that, they argued, Mr. Trump has made worse at every turn with an extraordinarily divisive presidency. “We need more than a victory on Nov. 3,” Ms. Harris said. “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be.”
What is missing here is any explanation of how Biden or Harris would do any better. It is funny how so many people say Pres. Trump did a bad job on the Wuhan virus, but they are completely silent on what he should do now. And that is how it has been for months. No one has ever been able to explain how Trump could be doing a better job.
As Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris spoke on Wednesday before a group of socially distanced reporters — not the excited crowd of supporters that would normally greet such an occasion — they each nodded to the symbolism and historic nature of the moment. Wednesday was the third anniversary of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., at which Mr. Trump claimed there were “very fine people on both sides,” Mr. Biden noted. “I knew we were in the battle for the soul of the nation,” Mr. Biden said. “That’s when I decided to run. And I’m proud now to have Senator Harris at my side in that battle, because she shares the same intensity I do.”
Exactly what symbolism are they referring to? The so-called white supremacists in Charlottesville were the one objecting to whites being systematically replaced by non-whites. So Biden appoints a VP just for her sex and skin color.
The former vice president, Ms. Harris said, was the only person who had “served alongside the first Black president and has chosen the first Black woman as his running mate.” Ms. Harris, the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, is the first woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket, and she and Mr. Biden argued that possibilities for American success stories abound despite the challenges that the nation confronts. “Her story’s America’s story,” Mr. Biden said.
Notice how it is Black with a capital B, and white with a lower-case w. Obama was only half-African, and Harris is even less. 

No, her story is not America's story. She has no American roots. Her parents were not citizens. She got her start in politics by being a mistress to Willie Brown, an extremely successful Black California politician. 

Update: This Newsweek article explains why Harris is not a natural born citizen. See also this rebuttal by an immigrant law professor. His main argument is that the logic of an 1898 decision would apply to parents on student visas, even tho that case involved citizenship and not Presidential qualifications. (The dissent did mention such qualifications.) The rebuttal does admit: 
For instance, the 1797 edition of the English translation of Emer Vattel's treatise on The Law of Nations (a book that had some influence on the Framers), did say that, "The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens."