Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Celebrating the Feminist Transgendered Hummingbird

A female NY Times science reporter reports that male hummingbirds are not doing their fair share of the bird housework:
An adult female white-necked Jacobin hummingbird ...

When she lays an egg, the male hummingbird who played an equal role in the conception of said egg is nowhere to be seen. It is only thanks to her hours of weaving that the egg has a nest at all. When her chick hatches, she alone will feed it regurgitated food from her long bill.

And then there is the constant harassment. As the muted-green females visit flowers to sip on nectar, they are chased, pecked at and body-slammed by aggressive males of their species, whose heads are a flamboyant blue.

Some females might describe this as romantic behavior by the male birds.

Not in the NY Times.

The article goes on to say that the females have a "trick". They can impersonate males, and then the male hummingbirds lose interest in them!

There is a lesson there for today's women. Just dress and act like a man, if you want to avoid male attention.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Theranos Lady Blames the Pakistani Boyfriend

CNN reports:
Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder and former CEO of Theranos whose criminal trial is set to begin in a matter of days, is likely to defend herself by claiming she was the victim of a decade-long abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend, also a former Theranos executive, court documents reveal.

According to the newly unsealed documents, Holmes plans to have an expert testify about the psychological, emotional and sexual abuse she experienced from Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, who served as the company’s COO, including the abusive tactics he allegedly used to “exert control” as well as the psychological impact.

Holmes used to be a billionaire, and the press said that she would be worth twice as much if she were a man.

The press did not tell us that she was living with her Pakistani boyfriend. Maybe the investors would not have sunk so much money, if they had known.

Andrew Anglin blames feminism:

To be fair, it is totally impossible for the brain of a woman to recognize the possibility that her own actions could have led to a negative consequence. In a woman’s brain, everything that happens is the result of someone else doing something.

This is because women do not perceive themselves as making decisions. They perceive that every action they take is the result of some kind of external factor upon them.

Traditionally, this perception of women was taken into account: it was assumed that they can’t really be responsible for anything. However, that meant that they couldn’t have responsibility for anything, either.

You can’t have both.

Feminism always seeks both: they seek total empowerment of women, while at the same time claiming that a woman cannot ever be responsible for anything she does wrong, because she is totally powerless.

If those things seem in conflict with each other, they’re not really: feminists seek to enable women to do anything, without ever experiencing negative effects. That means necessarily that they exploit both sides of the issue, rejecting or embracing traditional views of women however it suits them.

It’s obviously not feasible to have women have all of this power but no responsibility, and it is completely destroying our society. But everyone seems okay with it.

Holmes ran this great scam. All of these boomer men who funded her clearly just wanted to believe in the magic of women’s empowerment, so when she told them she made a magic device, they just dumped money on her.

Feminism is often defined as seeking equality of the sexes, but Anglin points out an important way this is not true. Feminists seek to empower women, while making men responsible for anything that goes wrong.

The NY Times made a short movie about how the Afghan women are going to suffer under the Taliban. The first is a female boxer who was hoping to make the Afghanictan women's Olympic boxing team! The Taliban might not approve. Really? Is that the saddest story? Most people don't approve of women boxing. It only recently became an Olympic sport.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Inventing the Idea of White People

I have remarked on the absurdity of race denial, and here is an example.

Ed Simon writes in Aeon:

The Jacobean playwright Thomas Middleton invented the concept of ‘white people’ on 29 October 1613, ...

prove ... that ‘race is an idea, not a fact’. ...

Since Europeans didn’t always think of themselves as ‘white’, there is good reason to think that race is socially constructed, indeed arbitrary. If the idea of ‘white people’ (and thus every other ‘race’ as well) has a history – and a short one at that – then the concept itself is based less on any kind of biological reality than it is in the variable contingencies of social construction. ...

whiteness ‘truly exists only when posed next to blackness’: so the concept of ‘white people’ emerged only after constructions of ‘blackness’. As binary oppositions, ‘whiteness’ first needed ‘blackness’ to make any sense.

So White people didn't know that they were White, until they met Blacks.

Back then, the vast majority of people in the world would have never met anyone outside their local village or area. So they would not know about racial differences. So yes, Whites did not know what was distinctive about Whites until they met Blacks and other non-Whites.

Race can be determined by simple DNA tests. Forensic anthropologists write scientific papers on objectively determining race.

In the interest of showing diverse opinions on this subject, consider this:

Our topic today is “Is race an important topic or a fiction?” And so, I’d like to begin our discussion of the concept of race with a reminder that historically race referred to ethnicity as well as physical characteristics. ...

In an obit on Sam Francis which appeared in the American Conservative, we were told that Jared Taylor wanted to do for white nationalism what William F. Buckley did for conservatism. And what is that? Well, to subvert it for the benefit of Jewish interests. One of the entries at the SPLC site claims that “It is well-known that the American Renaissance does not allow anti-Semitism; it is uptown, 100% clean WN [white nationalism].

So some people consider Jews to be White, and some don't. I always considered Jews to be White, until I discovered that many Jews do not consider themselves White. As the article notes, Wash. Post columnist Jennifer Rubin looks White, but she identifies with Jews, not Whites, and writes anti-White columns.

It is not up to me to define White; I am just reporting how people use the term.

In fairness to Taylor, he is concerned about a lot of things like non-White immigration bringing in a lot of crime. I am sure he sees discussing Jews as a distraction to bigger issues.

Those forensic anthropologists are encouraged to get more woke:

Centering Transgender Individuals in Forensic Anthropology and Expanding Binary Sex Estimation in Casework and Research

Due to disproportionate violence impacting the transgender community, ...

To dismantle rigidly binary sex categorization, we propose the adoption of a biocultural and queer theoretical approach to forensic sex estimation and in sexual dimorphism research that challenges heteronormative assumptions, questions typological two-sex categorization, and combats the presumptions that gender and sex are stable, independent entities that convey universal meaning.

I think this is trying to say that if you find a dead body with a penis, the investigators should not assume that it was a man.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

The Private School Accreditation Racket

Every wonder why elite private schools have become race-baiting leftists? The Washington Free Beacon has discovered an explanation:
Why Private Schools Have Gone Woke

Meet the National Association of Independent Schools, which enforces diversity, equity, and inclusion standards as a requirement for accreditation

The NY Times explains:
Several years back Grace Church School, an elite private school in Manhattan, embraced an antiracist mission and sought to have students and teachers wrestle with whiteness, racial privilege and bias.

Teachers and students were periodically separated into groups by race, gender and ethnicity. In February 2021, Paul Rossi, a math teacher, and what the school called his “white-identifying” group, met with a white consultant, who displayed a slide that named supposed characteristics of white supremacy. These included individualism, worship of the written word and objectivity.

Mr. Rossi said he felt a twist in his stomach. “Objectivity?” he told the consultant, according to a transcript. “Human attributes are being reduced to racial traits.

As you look at this list, the consultant asked, are you having “white feelings”?

“What,” Mr. Rossi asked, “makes a feeling ‘white’?”

Some of the high school students then echoed his objections. “I’m so exhausted with being reduced to my race,” a girl said. “The first step of antiracism is to racialize every single dimension of my identity.” Another girl added: “Fighting indoctrination with indoctrination can be dangerous.”

Yes, human attributes are being reduced to racial traits.

t There is a big overlap in the messages of the antiracists and the White supremacists. Individualism and objectivity are White concepts, and it is unreasonable to expect non-whites to appreciate them.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Rabbis Demand Pope Renounce Christian Belief

You will know that the Jews have taken over the world when the Pope starts taking orders from the Jews.

Israel’s top Jewish religious authorities have told the Vatican they are concerned about comments that Pope Francis made about their books of sacred law and have asked for a clarification.
The Pope had said that the New Testament supersedes Jewish law.

No clarification is needed. That has been a core Christian teaching for two millennia. Christianity teaches the Bible, with the Old and New Testaments. The New Testament is the message. The Old Testament is just the historical background. Christianity rejects the older Jewish law, and Judaism rejects the New Testament.

Only now, the Jews have enough power and influence to tell the Pope what to say. The Jews have a word for this: chutzpah. Christians don't go around telling rabbis to revise their beliefs.

This is so bizarre. I have never heard of leaders of one religion telling leaders of another religion what to say. Except for Jewish rabbis telling others what to say.

The current Pope is unreliable, and I don't know what he will do. If he cannot stand up for this belief, then he does not deserve to be Pope.

The NY Times has just release a short anti-Catholic video, I Uncovered Abuse in the Catholic Church. Why Was it Ignored? A reporter keeps bragging that he broke a story that was just like Watergate. It even repeats the Watergate mantra, What did the President know and when did he know it?

That was the main Watergate scandal. Nixon did not order or even have any advance knowledge of the Watergate break-in, but he lied about what he knew about the cover-up. That's all. Nobody proved that he did anything illegal.

I watched the video, and I kept waiting for it to say that some priest was charged and convicted of some crime. Nope. If there was nothing criminal, then what is the big deal? The video says the reporter heard and reported some nasty rumors, but it is not clear whether any of it was substantiated.

The NY Times hates the Catholic Church, and especially hates the Church's strong stance against sex crimes. So it takes special delight to accusing the Church of sex crimes. But it all appears to be a big hoax. I watch the whole video, and no one was convicted of anything. The strongest statement of merit to the reporting was that Hollywood made a movie about the reporting, and the movie won an Oscar. But the movie didn't report any crimes either, and just showed reporters spreading rumors. Maybe the Catholic Church should start making movies about how Jews are perverts.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hospitals Don’t Want You to See Prices

One of the good things that the Trump administration was to require hospital billing disclosure, a regulation that went in against very intensive industry lobbying. The NY Times reports:
This year, the federal government ordered hospitals to begin publishing a prized secret: a complete list of the prices they negotiate with private insurers. The insurers’ trade association had called the rule unconstitutional and said it would “undermine competitive negotiations.” Four hospital associations jointly sued the government to block it, and appealed when they lost. They lost again, and seven months later, many hospitals are simply ignoring the requirement and posting nothing. But data from the hospitals that have complied hints at why the powerful industries wanted this information to remain hidden. It shows hospitals are charging patients wildly different amounts for the same basic services: procedures as simple as an X-ray or a pregnancy test.
I wonder how there is even a legal obligation to pay medical bills. For some of the situations described in this article, the patient is surprised with bills that are much higher than what others pay, and which duplicate fees that the insurance company already paid. The patient has no good legal reason to believe he owes anything. I have heard that hospitals often file lawsuits to collect bills, but I do not see how they could succeed, if the patient argues that was never notified of the fees and fee schedules in advance. People don't normally pay other bills under such circumstances.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Save the Whites by interbreeding with Mexicans

The NY Times has another essay on White Genocide:
In 2015, the Census Bureau published a report projecting that by 2044, the United States’ white majority would become merely a white plurality: immigration and fertility trends would lead to America’s ethnic and racial minorities outnumbering its white population.

Since then, for a certain subset of Americans, each annual release by the bureau — neutral, nonpartisan researchers who produce deliberately staid reports — has become a sort of countdown to the white apocalypse. Worse, we now talk about cross-racial fertility rates Darwinistically, as if the census were monitoring a population of elephant seals in competition for a rookery.

The Census says Whites are already a minority of the under-18 population, so it is just a matter of time to become a minority in the other age ranges.
Our history shows that America’s demographic boundaries evolve with the country’s composition. No group goes extinct or disappears; it just gets absorbed into new ways that people define community and feel belonging.

... There was a gradual realization that the Anglo-Protestant orientation of whiteness was unlikely to sustain a dominant majority indefinitely.

So regular Anglo-Protestant Whites may go extinct, but he reassures us that they will be replaced by other groups calling themselves White.
It is possible that we are now in the process of similarly altering our conception of whiteness again. Many Hispanics identify as white, and marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites make up more than 40 percent of recent interracial marriages. That may be enough to artificially postpone America’s majority minority milestone again and reassure the millions of “white” Americans who feel threatened by the increasing status and power of today’s ethnic minorities.
Feel batter now? We could flood the country will millions of Mexicans who interbreed with Americans and teach their kids to call themselves White. Then Whites won't be wiped out after all!
In counting the American people, the Census Bureau may distinguish between Black, white, Asian and Hispanic, but it indiscriminately recognizes them all as fellow Americans — as people who count and therefore must be counted.
Note how this article capitalizes all those groups, plus Jews, Irish, and Italians, but Whites do not deserve a distinctive identity, and do not even deserve a capital letter.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Illinois Judges Invent New Transgender Rights

Reason magazine reports:
Hobby Lobby's refusal to let a transgender female employee use the women's bathroom violates Illinois anti-discrimination law, a state appeals court ruled. The case revolves around Meggan Sommerville, a trans woman who has worked at Hobby Lobby stores since 1998 and has been fighting over its bathroom policy since 2010.

Last week, the 2nd District Appellate Court of Illinois held that Hobby Lobby's refusal to let Sommerville use the women's bathroom violated the Illinois Human Rights Act—upholding an earlier decision by the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Commission's award of $220t000 in emotional distress damages.

Hobby Lobby made a unisex bathroom just for him/her, but that was not good enough, as he/she had nightmares about using the bathroom.

The legal reasoning is absurd. It refused to use the dictionary definition of sex because the Illinois human rights act defines it as "the status of being male or female.". Okay, but the tranny was born male and is still male under that definition. Hobby Lobby bent over backwards to accommodate the employee, but that was all just used against it.

This is the crazy world we have today.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Locked Up for Watching Conservative News

Here is proof that the Jan. 6 protesters are being over-prosecuted.

Mediaite reports:

Douglas Jensen stands accused of leading a mob that chased and hectored Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman inside in the Capitol on January 6. Jensen was wearing a Q-Anon shirt and had a knife in his pocket at the time.

In July, a federal judge granted Jensen pretrial release over the government’s objection. That judge imposed certain conditions on Jensen, one of which was that he could not use devices with access to the internet.

But according to a prosecutors’ filing that was flagged by Buzzfeed on Thursday night, Jensen violated that condition a month after his release.

“A mere thirty days after his release from the D.C. Jail,” said the filing, “defendant Douglas Jensen was found alone, in his garage, using a WiFi-connected iPhone to stream news from Rumble.” As the document notes, Rumble is an alternative to YouTube that is popular among some conservatives.

That filing is unAmerican.

It says "Jensen is already subject to the highest degree of supervision", because his wife had been sworn to spy on him. And yet he secretly got some internet news on an iphone anyway.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Assabiya Wins Every Time

To learn how the Jews have taken over the world, you have to either read a so-called anti-semitic hate site, or read a Jewish publications. The Jewish publications often explain it in plain english, with no swastikas. Here is a

fine example, in Tablet magazine:

There is no mystery about why the U.S. experience in Afghanistan ended in failure, embarrassment, and scandal. Nor is it a mystery why the Taliban took over Kabul so quickly. They were fighting for primacy. Their victory was foreordained.

The medieval Arab historian Ibn Khaldun explains the dynamic in his 14th-century masterwork, Al Muqaddima. History, he shows, is a repetition of the same pattern seen throughout the ages—a group of nomadic tribesmen overturn an existing sedentary culture, a civilization that has become weak and luxurious. What drives the success of the rising tribe is its group solidarity, or assabiya. Its awareness of itself as a coherent people with a drive for primacy is frequently augmented by religious ideology. The stronger the tribe’s assabiya, the stronger the group. Assimilating the conquered by imposing its will and worldview on them, the victor lays the foundations of a new civilization. But since, as Ibn Khaldun writes, “the goal of civilization is sedentary culture and luxury,” all groups carry the seeds of their own demise.

And so the struggle begins anew. ...

Ibn Khaldun’s most important contribution to political theory was to show that assabiya is the engine of history. With it, the most primitive tribe can overturn the mightiest of civilizations; without it, a people will wither in the desert.

The article goes on to apply the theory to modern Jewish politics.
For our elite, the fall began during the tail end of the Bill Clinton presidency when Democratic Party strategists augured that they’d soon have a permanent hold on power thanks to urban intellectuals, young single women, racial and ethnic majorities, and the LGBT community. What is described as a coalition is in fact a mélange of clients with varying and sometimes opposing interests that can only be held together by stoking a communal hatred of the national majority — the white middle class.

It was hardly a coincidence that this demographic was the source of the wealth that the establishment was busy transferring to themselves and abroad, through initiatives like the North American Free Trade Agreement. The elites rationalized their impoverishment of the white middle class by claiming that they were dying anyway. And when the American heartland didn’t die off quickly enough, the establishment credentialed themselves as progressives by calling the people who live there racists. Being racists, they deserved all the bad things the elite had decided for them. Thus, by betting on sectarianism as the path to permanent power, American elites polarized the United States.

The elite institutions that weren’t already part of the left establishment, like entertainment, the academy, the media, and the foreign policy and national security bureaucracy, were co-opted through party initiatives

And then to the present day.
Seen from this perspective, it becomes clear that the Biden administration’s new national security priorities have been a long time in the making. The absurd claim that the country’s chief threats are “domestic terrorism” and “white nationalism” or anyone who opposes COVID lockdowns or questions the integrity of the 2020 election is the culmination of a project the Democrats embarked on 25 years ago: The white middle class is the enemy. And they are much larger than the nearly 75 million Americans who didn’t vote for Joe Biden — they include anyone who fears having their businesses closed again or doesn’t want to be forced to take a vaccine. And as we have seen, many of them are neither white nor middle class.

Of course institutions like the press and intelligence bureaucracies would enlist in the project to split the country. The party owns them. And so there is no one left to question the wisdom of breaking with the more than 150-year-old compact that is the political and cultural foundation of America’s post-Civil War peace — racial equality. And there are no institutional elites left to ask whether it’s a good idea to purge the combat ranks of the U.S. military by targeting “white supremacism.” America’s all-volunteer military is 43% minority, but the majority of its combat units are made up of white males. So why purge them? To make America vulnerable to foreign adversaries? Maybe the elites are more fearful of the domestic cohort still armed with a powerful group solidarity — i.e., patriotism—and most likely to defend what the elites are determined to destroy.

It’s frightening to see American leadership pulling America apart at the seams. And it’s shocking to see our constitutional order ripped to shreds as the establishment undercuts property rights, imposes capricious public health regulations, mandates experimental medical treatments, and holds political prisoners.

The article does not mention the Jews, but instead talks about elites controlling institutions to undermine white males.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Explaining the Great Divergence

I have posted on what mades Western Civilization great, because if we don't know, then we may not know how to preserve it.

Noahpinion blogger cites historian Niall Ferguson's theory in 2011:

The West first surged ahead of the Rest after about 1500 thanks to a series of institutional innovations that I call the “killer applications”:

1. Competition...

2. The Scientific Revolution...

3. The Rule of Law and Representative Government...

4. Modern Medicine...

5. The Consumer Society...

6. The Work Ethic...

For hundreds of years, these killer apps were essentially monopolized by Europeans and their cousins who settled in North America and Australasia. They are the best explanation for what economic historians call “the great divergence”: the astonishing gap that arose between Western standards of living and those in the rest of the world...

Noahpinion rants that this is racist and pernicious:
By "Western," Niall Ferguson means "white people." ...

I believe ... That killer app is meritocratic diversity. Where other countries cling to blood-and-soil tribalism, America absorbs and employs the energy and talent of a vast array of peoples. ...

In fact, Niall Ferguson pines for the days of Anglo-Saxon empire, but in fact, many historians believe that race-blind meritocracy is the key to all successful hegemons. Empires of the past have been successful when, like modern America, they didn't limit their talent pool to people with the right genes.

The biggest threat facing American civilization now ... is political dysfunction and distrust of our national institutions, brought on by the refusal of a large bloc of white Americans (the "Tea Party" etc.) to accept nonwhite Americans. The very denial of "Western-ness" to nonwhite Americans is what is threatening the West.

Noahpinion seems to have missed the point. Ferguson is explaining what happened 500 years ago.

Possibly America could extract wealth from other countries by importing their best and brightest. But that is not what is happening. We are not getting meritocratic diversity either. The more diverse our population, the more racial and other preferences we get, and the less meritocratic.

I never heard of the Tea Party not accepting nonwhite Americans. The political dysfunction of today is mostly on the Left, as they are the ones intolerant of other Americans, and always trying to censor them.

The NY Times and Wash. Post celebrate White Replacement.

Steve Sailer writes:

Why did Europeans come to dominate the world from roughly 1492 onward?

We live in an age increasingly resentful of the world-historical achievements of white men over the last six or eight centuries. Therefore, it’s worth trying to understand better how and why Europeans accomplished so much. Was it due to their vices, which surely our brave new world can do without? Or was it due to their virtues, about which we ought to think twice before discarding?

For example, during the racial reckoning and the not so great reset, American institutions are jettisoning willy-nilly their time-tested selection systems such as standardized testing. What if rather than a malign white-supremacist conspiracy, IQ-like tests are instead one characteristic development of a long Western tradition of progress that has, among much else, reduced infant mortality by a couple of orders of magnitude?

IQ is just one of many factors favoring Europeans.
Rather, Crosby argues, around 1250 at the peak of the Middle Ages, when the West had finally achieved an impressive level of civilization after its long Dark Ages, instead of subsiding into self-satisfied stagnation as most civilizations would, Europeans kicked off a new revolution in habits of thought.

For example, around this era, people began reading silently to themselves. The first library rules stating that patrons must be quiet date from the 1400s. Before then, almost everybody read out loud all the time.

That is news to me, but there was a huge growth in intellectual activity, and something must explain it.
Crosby suggests that the Italian invention of double-entry bookkeeping around 1300 gave Europeans a much-needed handle for dealing precisely with masses of numeric detail, and thus the rise of business did more than anything else to introduce Europeans to the quantitative turn of mind. ...

he West’s distinctive intellectual accomplishment was to bring mathematics and measurement together and to hold them to the task of making sense of a sensorially perceivable reality, which Westerners, in a flying leap of faith, assumed was temporally and spatially uniform and therefore susceptible to such examination.

Using math and measurement was certainly important to civilization.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Repairing the World with Vaccine Passports

Karl Haemers writes:
Certain Jews continue to emerge into view as the Covid phenomenon grinds onward and upward. ...

To fully confirm the Jewish embeddedness of Peter Hotez, we refer to his 2017 essay “‘Science Tikkun’: Repairing the World through the Science of Neglected Diseases, Science Diplomacy, and Public Engagement.” Hotez affirms that the Talmudic concept of tikkun olam translates as “repairing the world,” something only the Chosen People are capable of, and something they are obligated to do for the rest of us. Here is how Hotez defines science tikkun:

We define Science Tikkun broadly as an added role for leading U.S. scientists to elevate the profile of their knowledge and findings, and educate leaders in the areas of government, business, religion, the military, the media and other sectors in order to improve the human condition.

One of the ways the world is broken is within the human immune system, and one way that Talmud is going to fix this is through vaccines. Such is the logic of Peter Hotez.

Two years later in 2019 he revisited the concept in another PLoS essay titled “Science tikkun: A framework embracing the right of access to innovation and translational medicine on a global scale.” Here he further explicates the concept of tikkun olam: “According to some religious scholars, the ancient Jewish framework of repairing the parts of the world still left undone after the creation arose some 500 years earlier during the 16th century.”

The NY Post reports:
Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday urged the federal government to crack down on the sale of phony COVID-19 vaccination cards — and spread the word that “dumb” people buying the fake inoculation documentation risk spending time behind bars.

“I am urging a federal crackdown on these counterfeit COVID cards and [the start of] an education campaign to make it clear to the American people that this is illegal, you could actually go to prison for buying these,” Schumer (D- NY) said at a press conference in Manhattan.

“There are now people manufacturing and selling fake COVID cards, even though it’s a crime.

“The Feds have to step up their efforts to ameliorate this problem before it gets worse,” said Schumer, the Senate’s majority leader. “The Department of Justice must ensure that fraud cases are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

I post this as an example of Jewish thinking. The rabbis have decided that the goys need to be repaired. The coronavirus vaccine and covid cards are just tools to that end.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Reversing America's Current Demographic Decline

Shikha Dalmia is a leftist immigrant from India, and writes in the NY Times:
Over the last century, two moments that transformed America and positioned it as the global economic leader were the post-World War II economic boom and the I.T. revolution of the 1990s. In both cases, America tore down many forms of discrimination and other barriers to harness the talents of marginalized groups in the country and to welcome new ones, injecting demographic vitality into the economy.

To continue America’s upward trajectory in the 21st century, the country must reverse its current demographic decline. As the Census Bureau reported last week, in the past decade, the U.S. population grew at the second slowest rate since the government started counting in 1790 — and the slowest since the 1930s.

The most expeditious way out might be if the federal government gave up its monopoly on immigration and allowed states to bring in workers from anywhere in the world, based on their own labor needs, without being held to federal quotas. The growing concern is that the United States is facing a population bust.

No, this is cuckoo. The American economic booms were due almost entirely to the creativity and hard work of native-born White Americans.

Yes, I know we imported thousands of IT workers from India. They were mostly low-skilled, and did grunt work cheaper than Americans. Some of the work is farmed out to India.

But the success of Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc, is not based on paying Indian programmers slightly less money.

Our demographic decline is that we have way too many immigrants. Home prices are skyrocketing because we have too many people and not enough homes. The Colorado River is running dry from heavy demand, and now water has to be rationed to western states. California is recalling its governor. No one has room for the millions of Afghan refugees that we might be getting.

Dalmia says her expertise is in "the rise of populist authoritarianism". I think that is a code phrase for being a Trump-hater, even tho it is now clear that Pres. Biden is more of an authoritarian than Trump.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

More Evidence that Sandusky is Innocent

I have posted here many times that Jerry Sandusky and Penn State coach Joe Paterno were innocent, going back to 2011. The evidence since convinces me all the more.

Frederick Crews writes:

Several years ago, after reading a formidable but neglected book by Mark Pendergrast called The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment, I joined the small group o f skeptics who have concluded that America’s paramount sexual villain is nothing of the sort. Sandusky, now 77 years old, has been imprisoned since 2012, but he still insists on his innocence, and–believe it or not–there isn’t a shred of credible evidence that he ever molested anyone. Indeed, it is now known Saint Sanduskyhat he was physically as well as morally incapable of doing so.
For more details, see Crews Saint Sandusky and Sandusky: The House of Cards.

One of the above essays was supposed to be published in a Catholic magazine, but it chickened out because it did not want to be perceived as Catholics defending child molesters.

But Sandusky was not a child molesters, and Catholics do not defend sex crimes.

The two biggest child molestation trials of the past 20 years were Sandusky and Michael Jackson. Now it appears that both were physically incapable of doing what they were accused of doing. Both loved kids and adopted kids, but neither had any natural kids. Reportedly Jackson was chemically castrated as a child in order to preserve his high-pitched voice.

Crews writes:

The multiple charges from each of several accusers appear doubly absurd when they are regarded collectively. ... At that time Jerry, already in his sixties, was suffering from prostatitis, dizzy spells, kidney cysts, a brain aneurysm, a hernia, bleeding hemorrhoids, chest pains, headaches, hypothyroidism, drowsiness, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

Those were not the only medical conditions that would have discouraged priapic feats. Jerry had been born with vestigial testicles that left him almost devoid of testosterone and incapable of fathering children, much less of raping them. He was closer to a eunuch than a satyr. And, revealingly, his conspicuous deformity went unremarked by every “victim,” including all thirty-six who would eventually divide Penn State’s settlement fund.

Crews is a retired English professor who previously made a reputation exposing Sigmund Freud as a crackpot. You would think that it would be obviously that Freud was a big phony, and that we would not need an English professor to tell us. But certain ethnic groups and professional interests propped up his reputation for a century.

This is one of those subjects that causes me to believe most people, including highly educated people, are sheep incapable of independent thinking. There is just no way an intelligent rational person can believe in Freud or these convictions, unless he is just parroting nonsense.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Texas makes it a Felony to Pay for Sex

I previously posted:
I am convinced that legal trends will result in legalized prostitution.
Texas is bucking the trend:
On Sept. 1, Texas will become the first state in the country where paying for sex will be a felony offense. The new law, HB1540, was passed unanimously and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in June.

Proponents say the law is designed to crack down on so-called "johns" who pay for sex. Additionally, they say it shifts punitive blame away from those engaged in prostitution, many of whom are often victims of trafficking. ...

Those involved in human trafficking support the new law.

They mean that those opposing human trafficking support the new law.

If you believe that consensual sexual activity should be regulated by the state, in the form of marriage and related laws, then prohibiting prostitution makes sense. If you believe in migrating toward a matriarchal society, then you might want to punish the male customers, instead of the female vendors.oo

This is like harshly punishing drug addicts, and not illegal drug dealers.

We live in a world that increasingly blames men for consensual sexual behavior. NY Gov. Cuomo had to resign for flirtation that no one had complained about at the time. Harvey Weinstein is in prison for a consensual sexual affair. Bill Cosby just got out of prison for it.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Blaming groups that have the Power

Fred Reed writes:
A staple of the columnist’s life is mail embodying a weird obsession with Jews. It is a versatile obsession, suitable for any occasion. If I were to write a column on the economics of watermelon farming in rural Kansas for a conservative site, a high proportion of the comments would consist of angry denunciations of Jews, the Ziomedia, the ZOG, Jew bankers, Marx, the pernicious effects of Jews on watermelons, and the commie plot to destroy Western civilization, as if it were not competent to do it unaided. Given that Jews tend to prosper mightily in Western civilization, it is not clear why they should want to destroy it, but these are deep waters I will not endeavor to plumb. Further, it was not clear how a tiny group, most of whom seemed to be dentists, could destroy civilizations. Unless they were way smarter than the civilizations.

The hostility to Jews is grinding, bitter, and implacable, coming chiefly from conservatives, who by nature are tribal and tend to see existence in terms of threats and conflict. And often have a tendency to see everything whatever as consequent to Jewish plots. Why the rancor and, in particular, why the belief in the unlimited power of Jews? ...

The bitterness, I noted, resemble the hostility of many blacks toward whites. Blacks, at the bottom of society, apparently need someone to blame. Similarly the commenters appeared to resent the Jews for being much more successful that house-and-garden-variety whites (Hagvacas). Might the causes be the same: a resentment of a superior people accompanied by an unwillingness to admit the superiority?

This is funny, but not really true. A lot of leftist politics is led by Jews. A lot of conservative writing complains about those leftist political movements, but 99+% of the time, the conservate writer wl not even mention that he is criticizing a Jewish view.

I understand wanting to punch up rather than punch down. For that reason, a lot of conservatives are reluctant to criticize Blacks. They might think that criminal Blacks are a public menace, but it is bad taste to criticize poor people who cannot control themselves.

But that would not be true about Jews, as they are the most privileged, powerful, and influential ethnic group. They are so powerful that punching up is dangerous.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Failing to put a Woman on the Moon

American civilization peaked in about 1970. Back then, we could put a man on the Moon.

Now, our attempts are pitiful:

NASA faces a multitude of challenges as it moves toward a possible Artemis Program lunar landing in 2024. There’s the delay-prone Space Launch System (SLS), an incomplete SpaceX landing system, and the frequent budget shortfalls imposed by Congress. Now, there’s another obstacle in the way: spacesuits. NASA is designing a new generation of suits for Artemis, and a government report now says they won’t be ready until 2025 at the earliest. ...

The new spacesuit is not something NASA dreamed up when the previous administration imposed the 2024 deadline. It has been designing the next-gen suits for 14 years.

The Apollo space program would not have been held up by needing 14+ years to design a space suit.

The NASA goals today are inclusive wokeness, as in this announcement last year:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has vowed to land the next man and the very first woman on the lunar surface by 2024 through its Artemis program—named after the Greek goddess of the moon, also Apollo's twin sister. ...

This isn't the agency's first foray into women empowerment: back in May, it renamed its newest space telescope after its first female executive and just a few weeks ago it dubbed its headquarters in DC after its first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson. We can't wait to see what's next.

I am guessing that the main goal for the new space suit is that it not have any male bias, so it is just as easy for women and trannies to do what they need to do. They are probably spending a couple of years just designing the automatic menstrual pads.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

White Population Declines

The London Daily Mail reports:
For the first time in U.S history, the number of white people in the nation is expected to show a decline when racial breakdowns of the 2020 Census are reported this week.

The data, set to be released on August 12, will reveal just how much the ethnic and racial make up of the nation has shifted over the past decade, according to preliminary data seen by The Washington Post.

'Twenty years ago if you told people this was going to be the case, they wouldn't have believed you,' said William Frey, demographer at the Brookings Institution. 'The country is changing dramatically.'

They would not believe it, because Wikipedia and the mainstream media call it a conspiracy theory.

Whites are already a minority in California.

Here is the latest language nonsense:

Terms such as "mother," "breast," "breast milk," and "breastfeeding" are no longer acceptable.

Last week, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine announced that it is replacing these terms with "lactation-related language" to achieve "desexed or gender-inclusive language."

Though it contains "breastfeeding" in its name, the ABM will now use "mammary gland" to refer to "breast" and "human milk feeding" instead of "breastfeeding."

This is so silly that it is baffling as to what they think they will accomplish. The official statement has some peculiar language theories:
Language, interpretation, and translation are constant considerations for ABM. We affirm that lan- guage has power. This is demonstrated in linguistic rela- tivity and determinism, both theories explaining how the structure of a language impacts thought and behavior.
Wow, linguistic determinists are somewhat like genetic determinists, in that I thought that they offend leftists.

That is, a linguistic deterministic might say that you have to speak English to be an intelligence person today, and that arguments in other languages are unworthy of consideration. But these woke academics say that language determines how you think. Weird.

Update: Jennifer Rubin is the Wash. Post token conservative columnist. Actually she is Jewish, not conservative. She says the White decline is "fabulous news", because we (Jews) need to prevent White rule.

The Census says that a majority of the under-18 population is likely to be already non-white.

Update: Rubin was caught spreading false info about sick kids.

Update: Tucker Carlson said:

What happened to those white people now missing from the census? It turns out many of them perished in the opioid epidemic…100s of thousands of Americans, leaving aside their color, have died of opioid ODs and the only one anyone in Washington notices is George Floyd.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

NY Governor Cuomo Resigns

Newsweek reports:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has defended Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by saying that there are "reasons to question" the motives of state Attorney General Letitia James.

James' investigative report into sexual harassment allegations against the governor led to Cuomo's resignation on Tuesday, one week after her report was published. ...

The Fox News host then said that large portions of James' report on Cuomo are "absurd" and "don't make sense." As an example, Carlson noted one section mentioning that Cuomo allowed senior staff members to sit in his lap during official functions. Newsweek subscription offers >

Another section of the report, cited by Carlson, read, "A senior staff member also recalled the Governor lying down on a couch with his head on a staff member's lap. None of these senior staff reported feeling uncomfortable with this behavior."

Carlson called the instances "weird," but rhetorically asked how these incidents constitute harassment. ... "I feel guilty effectively defending Andrew Cuomo, something I've never done, hope never to do. And I just want to be clear, I'm not actually defending him," Carlson said. "I'm defending the system of equal application of the law."

Gov. Cuomo is a creep, and should have had to resign over covering up his policies that killed thousands of nursing home residents.

About a year ago, Cuomo was the biggest American hero to the Left. The Democrats and the mainstream media covered up for what a horrible person he is. But the current allegations are incredibly unfair.

If you want to see the sexual harassment yourself, watch this Alan Dershowitz video. It includes a clip of a sexual harassment, in progress, alleged. Dershowitz is right that the report is bogus.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Baseball Fan Yells Dinger

The USA is probably the least racist country in the history of the world. Nobody has ever been able to find an example of a Black who has been harmed by a racist policy or behavior. It is difficult to even find an example of someone using a racial slur.

The NY Times reports, correcting a previous false story:

What seemed to be a case of overt racism was actually a misunderstanding, the team said.

After investigating reports that a fan had yelled a racial slur during a game at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies determined the fan was actually yelling for the team mascot, Dinger, the team said in a statement on Monday.

Why was it national news that a fan taunted a player, even if it were true?

Surely professional athletes can perform without being disturbed by a taunting fan. Since the story turned out to be a hoax, I guess it never happens.

Monday, August 09, 2021

Critical Rock Theory

This is the nuttiest of the racial reckoning.

FoxNews reports:

The University of Wisconsin removed a controversial boulder from its Madison campus Friday after the Black Student Union and other activists objected to its description nearly 100 years ago with a racial slur.

Chamberlin Rock, which rests atop Observatory Hill, is named after a 19th Century geologist and former university president, Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, whose work centered on glacial deposits, according to a bio on the university’s website. ...

The rock was a rare specimen believed to be more than 2 billion years old, and before it was installed on Observatory Hill, only about a foot and a half was visible above ground, according to the article. It was believed to have been carried by glaciers from Canada to Wisconsin.

In the 1920s, a slang term used to describe large dark rocks included the N-word ...

I am not going to post the term, but here is the Wikipedia description:
The term was once widely used for all sorts of things, including nautical bollards[3][4] and consumer products including soap, chewing tobacco, stove polish, canned oysters and shrimp, golf tees, and toy cap pistols, among others. It was often used for geographic features such as hills and rocks and geological objects such as geodes.[5][6] The term appears in several US patents for mechanical devices prior to about 1950.[7][8]
The point is that this term was just a common term about rocks. It had nothing to do with this particular Wisconsin rock. THey are just digging up the rock because someone once used a slang term for it a century ago.

What are they going to do, dig up all the rocks? How is that leading to social justice? Do Blacks look at rocks in the ground, and see them as symbols of slavery? This is just madness.

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Why Hungary is Despised

Hangary has become one of the most demonized countries in the world, if you believe the Jewish press.

Zack Beauchamp writes in Vox:

Why it matters that Tucker Carlson is broadcasting from Hungary this week

The country has become a model for a rising kind of authoritarianism. So, of course, the American right’s most popular cable host is embracing it. ...

Orbán won reelection in 2015 and 2018, in votes that were formally free but in no sense fair. Fidesz benefitted from massive resource advantages, backing from government-aligned media, and rules designed to tilt the playing field. Though Orbán’s party won less than 50 percent of the vote in the 2018 election, it still won a two-thirds majority in parliament — thanks in part due to gerrymandering.

Today, political scientists see Hungary as a textbook example of something called “competitive authoritarianism”: a kind of autocratic system where elections happen and aren’t formally rigged but are so heavily stacked in the incumbent party’s favor that the people don’t have real agency over who rules them.

This better describes the Democrats in the USA.

Pres. Biden managed to win an election, altho nobody thinks he is competent. He just said that 350 million Americans had already been vaccinated.

The Democrat Party controlled the news media and tech info leading up to the election. The election rules were changed as never before to favor Biden. The counts were not verified. Even still, Biden only won 17% of the counties.

The Democrats have become the authoritarians. They are always talking about mask mandates, vaccine passports, gun bans, school requirements, blocking social media content, etc.

Donald Trump turned out to be one the least authoritarian presdients ever.

Saturday, August 07, 2021

The Chinese Language is Inefficient

The Language Log blog acts as if all languages are equally good, but reading it convinces me otherwise. It reguarly has items that are difficult or impossible to translate.

Consider this gripe:

The anguish is very real. My wife had a character in her name that most computers will not reproduce ([石羡]), despite it being relatively common in names in our part of the world, and has been refused bank accounts, credit cards, and a mortgage because of it. In the end she changed her name rather than continue to deal with the hassle. The character is in the standard, but it was too late for us.
The phonetic alphabet was invented about 5k years ago, and improved by the Greeks about 3.5k years ago. But the invention has not reached China or Japan yet, and their languages do not computerize very well.

They would be much better off if they all learned English, and abolished the Chinese language.

Friday, August 06, 2021

X-rays Identify Blacks as Blacks

The race-baiters are frequently complaining about Artificial Intelligence, and it is hard to see what their gripes are.

Luke Oakden-Rayner, a PhD student in radiology, writes:

a preprint* titled Reading Race: AI Recognises Patient’s Racial Identity in Medical Images. ...

The more clinical and safety/bias related researchers were shocked, confused, and frankly horrified by the results we were getting. Some of the computer scientists and the more junior researchers on the other hand were surprised by our reaction. They didn’t really understand why we were concerned. ...

AI can trivially learn to identify the self-reported racial identity of patients to an absurdly high degree of accuracy ...

Despite many attempts, we couldn’t work out what it learns or how it does it. ...

We are talking about racial identity, not genetic ancestry or any other biological process that might come to mind when you hear the word “race”. Racial identity is a social, legal, and political construct that consists of our own perceptions of our race, and how other people see us. In the context of this work, we rely on self-reported race as our indicator of racial identity. ...

An urgent problem

AI seems to easily learn racial identity information from medical images, even when the task seems unrelated. We can’t isolate how it does this, and we humans can’t recognise when AI is doing it unless we collect demographic information (which is rarely readily available to clinical radiologists). That is bad.

But what is it bad that medical instruments are automatically getting accurate results? In every other case that is a good thing, not a bad thing. A comment notes:
Interesting article. I wish you had explained why you believe that the algorithm detecting race was a bad thing. You wrote at length about health disparities, but never closed the loop on what that means for the algorithms. What is a simple case where, had the algorithm not detected race, it would make the right choice but didn’t?
I think the problem here is that the BLM allies say that race is a social construct, and that any inequitable racial outcomes are the result of bad policies.

This research, if correct, proves otherwise. Note that the AI accurately identified the patient's race, as he identifies himself, from xrays and other images. It should enable better diagnoses and treatments.

Go ahead and read his convoluted and nonsensical argument. Somehow it is touchy that Blacks get identified as Blacks.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

CDC Deserves its Criticism

NY Times guest essay:
The C.D.C. Needs to Stop Confusing the Public ...

The C.D.C. faces three major problems.

The first is reality: a sustained campaign of misinformation against vaccines and other public health measures, originating mostly with right-wing commentators and politicians, and a new media environment that has upended traditional information flows.

Second, the C.D.C. is still mired in the fog of pandemic, with too little data, collected too slowly, leaving it chasing epidemic waves and trying to make sense of information from other countries. Epidemics spread exponentially, so delayed responses make problems much worse. If the response to a crisis comes after many people are already aware of it brewing, it leaves them confused and fearful if they look to the C.D.C. for guidance, and vulnerable to misinformation if they do not.

Third, the agency is simply not doing a good job at what the pamphlet advises: being first, right and credible, and avoiding mixed messaging, delays and confusion.

This is a scathing attack on the CDC.

Note however how the author has to disavow the right-wing critics. Lots of right-wing commentators have been saying for 1.5 years that the CDC is an unrealiable source of info and advice on the coronavirus. They were right. But this left-wing newspaper would rather sympathize with the CDC for having to endure right-wing criticism.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

How Arabs Think about War Outcomes

Daniel Pipes writes that Arabs claim victory, even when they lose:
Elie Salem, Lebanon's foreign minister during most of the 1980s and a noted professor of politics, concurred:

The logic of victory and defeat does not fully apply in the Arab-Israeli context. In the wars with Israel, Arabs celebrated their defeats as if they were victories, and presidents and generals were better known for the cities and regions they had lost than for the ones they had liberated.[2] ...

Whence this impunity? Six factors help account for it: honor, fatalism, conspiracism, bombast, publicity, and confusion.

Honor. Honor has an importance among Arabic-speakers to the point that maintaining it can count more than what is actually achieved. ...

Fatalism. Fatalism holds that an outcome was maktub (written), so do not blame the leader. ...

Bombast. Bombast is a prominent feature of Arab political life, causing leaders and followers alike to be captivated by the power of words even if unrelated to reality. E. Shouby, a native Arabic-speaker and psychologist, reported in 1951 that Arabic speakers "overemphasize the significance of words as such, paying less regard to their meaning" than is usual in Western languages, leading to a "confusion between words and the things they represent."[45] Walter Laqueur noted in 1968, the Arabs' "almost unlimited capacity for believing what they want to believe."[46]

Transgender Weightlifter is Out

Now that New Zealand tranny weightlifter Gavin Hubbard has washed out of the Olympics, the trans advocates will probably argue that the competition fair after all.

No, the main argument against him competing as a woman is not fairness. Women's sports were created for those of the female sex, not for those self-identifying as having a male gender. Whether Hubbard is a good or bad weightlifter, he has little in common with the female weightlifters.

I use male pronouns because he is of the male sex. He only claims to have changed his self-identified gender, not his sex.

Suppose a 16yo boy wanted to compete in an age-14 sports league. You might say that this is disallowed because a 16yo would have an unfair advantage. Yes, probably so, but that is not the reason. If it were, then the age-14 league would be pressured to allow 16yo boys who ' poor athletes. After all, there are lots of 16yo boys who have lesser athletic skills than the better boys in the age-14 league. They could compete without ruing the fairness of the competition, but they would ruin the character of the league, and the league needs to be able to draw reasonable boundaries.

Men do not belong in women's sports, and women do not belong in men's sports.

That being said, I have seen women participate in recreational sports that are mostly men, without disrupting too much. I do not necessarily object to that. There may not be enough players for men's and women's teams. But still, the fairness of the competition is not the main consideration.

Monday, August 02, 2021

Why We Cannot get Accurate Health Advice

UK BBC reports:
YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation. ...

Sky News Australia is owned by a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and has 1.85 million YouTube subscribers. The ban could affect its revenue stream from Google. ...

A spokesperson told the Guardian it "did not allow content that denies the existence of Covid-19" or which encouraged people "to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus". Neither has been proven to be effective against Covid.

The videos in question "did not provide sufficient countervailing context", the spokesperson said.

There is a lot of legitimate medical opinion in favor of using hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus. By suppressing it, it becomes hard to know what to believe. We know that official CDC advice has been wrong many times.

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Jamaicans Win Gold Again

Three Jamaicans win the women's 100m sprint. How can that be? Jamaica is a small poor country.

There is a theory that Janaicans use performance enhancing drugs. That may be, but they are still beating the other cheaters.

Geneticist Razib Khan reviews books on genetic determination by Murray and Wyman.

Someone may comment that genes cannot be determinitive because some Jamaicans are lousy sprinters. Yes, obviously. Only twins have the same genes.

There are big differences in human populations. Statistical data prove this. The data do not necessarily prove that the cause is genetic. But whether genetic or not, the differences are not likely to be erased anytime soon.

The above books are not really genetics determinist, as it is not clear that behavior can be predicted from genes. But no one wants to read those books, because they do not want to face uncomfortable facts about human populations.

Update: The men's 100m sprint was won by a non-Jamaican who is only half Black. The Chinese have been doing very well in the Olympics, and even placed a sprinter in the 100m finals.