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For handing out 'racist' leaflet
Cover of the BNP leaflet in question
29.11.2008. On Saturday 22 November twelve British National Party activists have been arrested in Liverpool on suspicion of handing out racist leaflets claiming that "our people" are experiencing an "epidemic of racist violence, sexual exploitation and murder" by Muslims. The leaflet alleges the "average racist killer" is 40 times more likely to be from an ethnic minority than "a native Brit"; the Muslim community condones paedophilia; and the English are "relentlessly discriminated against by an institutionally hostile ruling class". One passage reads: "Wherever there are large numbers of young Muslim men, groups team up to lure girls – often as young as 12 or 13 – into a nightmare world of sexual abuse, rape, beatings, drug addiction and prostitution."
The 12 men, aged from 19 to 70 and from Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley and St Helens, were arrested in the city centre at 12.50pm on Saturday. The leaflet, "Racism Cuts Both Ways", is also available on the BNP's website. Anti-racism campaigners are preparing to submit a UK-wide complaint to the Metropolitan Police. Assistant Chief Constable Colin Matthews of Merseyside Police said the arrests were made following the "distribution of leaflets ... which officers believe to contain racist content". Continue reading at The Independent. See also BBC.
HonestThinking comments: I do not know much about BNP, and I have only partially read the leaflet in question. However, I find the reports from Liverpool disturbing. Twelve men start handing out copies of this leaflet, and later the same day they are all arrested by the police. These are signs of a society that is moving in a totalitarian direction. Sure, the BNP members were released after some time in custody, but this kind of police force abuse does not go very well together with the concept of a free democracy.
From what I have seen, the BNP leaflet does not live up to academic standards, but still contains some pretty disturbing facts, including information about a number of racist murder cases given only moderate attention by MSM, for example:
- Kriss Donald (15) was kidnapped from near his home in Pollokshields by an Asian gang, beaten and stabbed in their car, held and tortured overnight, mutilated and stabbed thirteen times. Despite these horrific injuries, the 15-year-old schoolboy was still alive when he was covered in petrol and set on fire. Even then he managed to crawl to a muddy puddle and roll in it to try to put out the flames The gang had gone out with the specific intention of finding, mutilating and killing a “white boy”.
- Chris Yates (30) had just escorted a girl to a bus stop after a night out with friends when he made the mistake of asking a group of Muslim men why they were arguing. They turned on him in a brutal and unprovoked attack.
The media coverage of these cases was indeed small compared to that of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. Why?
Suspected of leaking certain inconvenient truths
29.11.2008 (updated 01.12.2008). The arrest of Conservative immigration spokesman Damian Green follows a series of leaks, including:
- The November 2007 revelation that the home secretary knew the Security Industry Authority had granted licences to 5,000 illegal workers, but decided not to publicise it.
- The February 2008 news that an illegal immigrant had been employed as a cleaner in the House of Commons.
- A whips' list of potential Labour rebels in the vote on plans to increase the pre-charge terror detention limit to 42 days.
- A letter from the home secretary warning that a recession could lead to a rise in crime.
The arrest itself was a heavy-handed police operation where no less than nine counter-terrorism officers raided the MP's London home, frightening his 15-year-old daughter Verity and wife Alicia who were there. Read more e.g. at BBC and Daily Mail. See also here, here, and here.
Who does Charles Johnson think he is?
25.11.2008 (updated 26.11.2008). It seems that Charles Johnson, editor of Little Green Footballs, has excommunicated not just Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch, but also the people behind Gates of Vienna and The Brussels Journal. Why? Because of alleged racism.
HonestThinking comments: Mr. Johnson is apparently in need of some education, and I suggest he reads some of the postings below. The reality of human races and human biodiversity is undeniable. Without this realization, the Western world cannot survive. Thinking our current struggle is about cultural differences, islamism, and/or religious fundamentalism only, is both ignorant and dangerous. That which is ethical and commendable, cannot be in conflict with the truth. The moral high ground does not belong to the forces of darkness and ignorance.
Refusing to face reality
25.11.2008. Excerpts from an article at The Brussels Journal (emphasis added):
Eric Zemmour, a French journalist who writes for Le Figaro, is at the center of a storm of controversy following comments he made on television November 13. Zemmour, born in Paris, is from a family of Jewish Berbers who left Algeria after the Algerian war. Zemmour’s main point was that there are different races distinguishable by skin color. Both the French paper press and the blogosphere have had a field day with this story, accusing him of resurrecting the Nazi theory of race, of being a “Lepeniste”, of making comments that emit a nauseating odor, of being a promoter of ethnic separationism, of triggering a “civil war” between Jews, blacks, and Arabs, of expressing the malaise of French “Negrophobes”, of seeking a return of “a white France”, etc...
Eric Zemmour is a rarity among rarities: a journalist who speaks openly about Islam, race, immigration, the harmful consequences of the feminist movement, and other taboo subjects. In a recent interview in the monthly magazine Le Choc du Mois, not available online, Zemmour spoke of immigration. Joachim Véliocas’ website Islamisation reported about the interview:
Eric Zemmour, questioned exclusively on the phenomenon of migrations and their consequences, was not afraid to affirm: “What is happening is a demographic tsunami.” He also revealed the confidential remarks of a minister, unnamed, who confided in him that “We are witnessing the end of the Roman Empire.” [...]
Continue reading at The Brussels Journal.
HonestThinking comments: The incident referenced by the above article is interesting because it highlights the fact that the antiracist ideology hinges on denying the reality of human biodiversity. However, it is unthinkable that different populations of the human species should spread over the entire planet and live with a considerable degree of genetic isolation for a considerable number of generations without the formation of races. One can certainly find dishonest scientists who will do their best to cover these facts in a mist of wishful thinking and political correctness, but anyone can find out for himself or herself if one is willing to read a decent book or two. A good place to start could be Race: The Reality of Human Differences, by Vincent Sarich and Frank Miele. See also Amazon, as well as positive and negative reviews at Skeptic (the negative review at Skeptic is scientifically flawed because of its reliance on 'neutral selection').
And if you do not have the time or patience to read an entire book on this (soon to become a) life and death topic, here are some relevant quotes to give you a quick idea of the level of scientific ignorance required to maintain the idea of the nonexistence of races. The UNESCO document Statement on the Nature of Race and Race Differences says the following (page 2, emphasis added):
We agreed that races had reached their present states by the operation of evolutionary factors by which different proportions of similar hereditary elements (genes) had become characteristic of different, partially separated groups. The source of these elements seemed to all of us to be the variability which arises by random mutation, and the isolating factors bringing about racial differentiation by preventing intermingling of groups with different mutations, chiefly geographical for the main groups such as African, European and Asiatic.
Man, we recognised, is distinguished as much by his culture as by his biology, and it was clear to all of us that many of the factors leading to the formation of minor races of men have been cultural. Anything that tends to prevent free exchange of genes amongst groups is a potential racemaking factor and these partial barriers may be religious, social and linguistic, as well as geographical.
We were careful to avoid dogmatic definitions of race, since, as a product of evolutionary factors, it is a dynamic rather than a static concept. We were equally careful to avoid saying that, because races were all variable and many of them graded into each other, therefore races did not exist. The physical anthropologists and the man in the street both know that races exist; the former, from the scientifically recognisable and measurable congeries of traits which he uses in classifying the varieties of man; the latter from the immediate evidence of his senses when he sees an African, a European, an Asiatic and an American Indian together.
Theodosius Dobzhansky, in the UNESCO-document The race question in modern science - the race concept (page 81) said the following (emphasis mine):
But while the number of races which we recognize is, thus, arbitrary, the existence of racial differences is an objectively ascertainable fact. Mankind is not a single breeding population, but a very complex system of breeding communities. These communities are maintained by geographic, cultural and economic barriers. And these communities are racially distinct when they differ in the frequencies of various hereditary traits. We set up races and give them names for the purpose of describing human diversity; racial differences between human populations are a biological reality.
In his book Mankind Evolving: The Evolution of the Human Species (side 267) Dobzhansky in 1962 touched upon the same subject one more (emphasis added):
It will, I think, be generally admitted that the ideal classification of the races of man is yet to be proposed. The existing ones are tentative, but they serve as cataloguing devices. Yet it does not follow that races are arbitrary and “mere” inventions of the classifiers; some authors have talked themselves into denying that the human species has any races at all! Let us make very clear what is and what is not arbitrary about races. Race differences are facts of nature which can, given sufficient study, be ascertained objectively: Mendelian populations of any kind, from small tribes to inhabitants of countries and continents, may differ in frequencies of genetic variants or they may not. If they do so, they are racially distinct.
Ok, so the existence of human races cannot be denied, some would say, but surely the differences between them are insignificant. Right? Wrong. There are several significant differences between the human races, and some of the more important ones have to do with temperament, emotions, and intelligence. Here's a 1976 statement by Bernard Davis (quoted in Race, page 215, emphasis mine):
Let me further emphasize that, even if no one had ever devised a test for measuring IQ, we could still be confident, on grounds of evolutionary theory, that our species contains wide genetic variance in intelligence. The reason is that natural selection cannot proceed unless it has genetic diversity, within a species, to act on; and when our species is compared with its nearest primate relatives, it is obvious that our main selection pressure has been for an increase in intelligence. Indeed, this change proceeded at an unprecedented rate (on an evolutionary time scale): in the past three million years the brain size of the hominid line increased threefold.... Such rapid selection for increased intelligence could not have occurred unless the selection pressure had a large substrate of genetic variation to act on.
But it is wrong to pay attention to the mental abilities of races and ethnics groups, some would say. Well, there certainly are some ethical dilemmas here. But even if the IQ differences were insignificant, it would still be the case that human beings are biological beings, and as such we all have genetic interests. Simply put, this means that ethnic/racial tensions are bound to rise if Europe and the Western world continues on its suicidal course.
Finally, I note with interest that Zemmour declared himself in agreement with a quote from General de Gaulle (emphasis added):
“It is good that there are yellow, black and brown Frenchmen. They show that France is open to all races and that her mission is universal. But on the condition that they remain a small minority. Otherwise, France would not be France. We are above all a European people of the white race, of Greco-Latin culture, and of the Christian religion [...] Do you believe that the French body can absorb ten million Muslims, who will perhaps become 20 million tomorrow and 40 million after that? If we allow integration, if all the Arabs and Berbers of Algeria were considered as Frenchmen, what would prevent them from coming and settling on the continent where the standard of living is so much higher? My village would no longer be called Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, but Colombey-les-Deux-Mosquées!”
These famous words were uttered by de Gaulle in 1959.
Setting things straight
23.11.2008. The video 10 fallacies of race denial is well worth spending seven minutes on.
Global trends 2025: A transformed world
22.11.2008. From the Chairman of the National Intelligence Council:
"Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World" is the fourth unclassified report prepared by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in recent years that takes a long-term view of the future. It offers a fresh look at how key global trends might develop over the next 15 years to influence world events. Our report is not meant to be an exercise in prediction or crystal ball-gazing. Mindful that there are many possible "futures," we offer a range of possibilities and potential discontinuities, as a way of opening our minds to developments we might otherwise miss.
The next two decades will see a world living with the daily threat of nuclear war, environmental catastrophe and the decline of America as the dominant global power, according to a frighteningly bleak assessment by the US intelligence community.
Ominous developments in South Africa
22.11.2008. Excerpts from a report in News24: Johannesburg
- "It's time you whites packed your bags and fucked off." With these words a black police inspector from Tembisa on the East Rand allegedly scolded the victims of an armed robbery and hijacking attempt in Kempton Park on Monday night. This officer, whose name is known to Beeld, apparently refused to arrest a black suspect on the scene.
He also refused to open a case after Nic Lubbe, 51, from Kempton Park West, his daughter, Antoenet Cronjé, and her two sons, Morné, 11, and Kyle, 3, were assailed by robbers on Monday night. He ostensibly also refused to allow white members of the Norkem Park police to search the suspects' car and called them "white dogs".
Its aim is white dhimmitude
22.11.2008. Excerpts from an article at Amnation (emphasis added):
A friend yesterday put into exact words what I had felt on election night and wrote about here. What is it that liberals and blacks want, she asked. What is it about the Obama advent that they are celebrating? It is not racial equality. It is black superiority. It is an America that has been finally torn free from its roots as a European-based country. It is a society in which white people, particularly white men, will be immersed everywhere in a multiracial environment in which they will be subdued, in which they will constantly defer to nonwhites, in which they can never express their own power. Just as the aim of Islam is the political and spiritual subjection of non-Muslims under Islamic rule, the aim of liberalism is the political and spiritual subjection of whites under nonwhite and liberal rule.
It was this condition of demoralization and powerlessness that I momentarily glimpsed, but had not articulated so well, in the hour after Obama's election was announced. And I think that many conservative whites are having the same feeling. They are seeing the final goal of liberalism appear--and in many cases they think it has already been brought into existence--in the election of Obama and in the rapturous celebrations of the "new America" that Obama has wrought. That new America is one in which whites can no longer be themselves, can no longer assert themselves as whites, can no longer express the truth as they see it, but must defer to the new, nonwhite order. That is what the liberals want to achieve, and that is what, with their triumphalist crowing, they want to make us falsely believe that they already have achieved, so that we will offer them no further resistance.
Took root in Kennedy-inspired Immigration Act
22.11.2008. Excerpts from an article by Peter S. Canellos in The Boston Globe (emphasis and hyperlinks added):
There is no question that Obama owes a debt to the Kennedys - but it may be far greater than he or they realize. Yes, Senator Edward M. Kennedy offered a crucial early endorsement, comparing the Obama of 2008 to the Jack Kennedy of 1960. And certainly Caroline and others in the Kennedy family worked hard on the campaign trail. But the greatest Kennedy legacy to Obama isn't Ted or Caroline or Bobby Jr., but rather the Immigration Act of 1965, which created the diverse country that is already being called Obama's America.
That act is rarely mentioned when recounting the high points of 1960s liberalism, but its impact arguably rivals the Voting Rights Act, the creation of Medicare, or other legislative landmarks of the era. It transformed a nation 85 percent white in 1965 into one that's one-third minority today, and on track for a nonwhite majority by 2042.
Before the act, immigration visas were apportioned based on the demographic breakdown that existed at the time of the 1920 Census - meaning that there were few if any limits on immigrants from Western and Northern Europe, but strict quotas on those from elsewhere.
The belief that the United States should remain a nation of European lineage was openly discussed when immigration laws were revisited in 1952. The resulting bill, the McCarran-Walter Act, was notorious for giving the State Department the right to exclude visitors for ideological reasons, meaning that a raft of left-wing artists and writers - including Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, British novelist Graham Greene - and scores of others were denied visas. But it also had the effect of maintaining the 1920s-era notion of the United States as a white nation. (Congress imposed the bill over President Truman's veto.)
A decade later, attitudes were changing, and President Kennedy proposed a new immigration structure that would no longer be based on national origins. After Kennedy's assassination, his brother Ted took up the fight, pushing the Johnson administration to go even further than it wanted in evening the playing field. Though Lyndon Johnson, in signing the bill, tried to reassure opponents that it wouldn't do much to change the balance of immigration, its impact was dramatic.
Fjordman's new book is now available
22.11.2008. The book can be purchased from Lulu.com, which provides the following description:
This is the first book by Fjordman. This compilation of Fjordman articles from websites like Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, Atlas Shrugs, The Brussels Journal and Fjordman's own (now defunct) blog has been updated and finetuned to reflect his current views on the islamization of Europe. It provides a thorough analysis of the causes and circumstances of the islamization process, a country-by-country survey and an optimistic concluding chapter with suggestions for the future. Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs writes: "The preeminent essayist, historian, and one of the leading lights of the counter jihad movement, Fjordman, has released his first book. Europe's most reliable witness and modern historian has completed a compedium of analysis and data of the islamization of Europe."
For additional background, see Gates of Vienna.
Words of wisdom from Steve Sailer and Charles Murray
19.11.2008. Steve Sailer has published an impressive array of articles, many of which are gems. Every now and then I stumble upon a new one. Recently I came across a VDARE-article based on his interaction with Charles Murray (co-author of The Bell Curve), the concluding paragraphs of which read as follows (emphasis mine):
Does part of the white-black IQ gap have a genetic basis? Murray suggests an experiment that might prove conclusive:
"To the extent that genes play a role, IQ will vary by racial admixture. In the past, studies that have attempted to test this hypothesis have had no accurate way to measure the degree of admixture, and the results have been accordingly muddy. The recent advances in using genetic markers solve that problem. Take a large sample of racially diverse people, give them a good IQ test, and then use genetic markers to create a variable that no longer classifies people as 'white' or 'black,' but along a continuum. Analyze the variation in IQ scores according to that continuum. The results would be close to dispositive."
I bet, however, that Murray's critics won't rush to fund this study and put their money where their mouths are.
In his coda, Murray says:
"Thus my modest recommendation, requiring no change in laws or regulations, just a little more gumption. Let us start talking about group differences openly—all sorts of group differences, from the visuospatial skills of men and women to the vivaciousness of Italians and Scots. Let us talk about the nature of the manly versus the womanly virtues. About differences between Russians and Chinese that might affect their adoption of capitalism. About differences between Arabs and Europeans that might affect the assimilation of Arab immigrants into European democracies. About differences between the poor and non-poor that could inform policy for reducing poverty."
Sounds like the table of contents for VDARE.com!
"Even to begin listing the topics that could be enriched by an inquiry into the nature of group differences is to reveal how stifled today’s conversation is… Let us stop being afraid of data that tell us a story we do not want to hear, stop the name-calling, stop the denial, and start facing reality."
I'm sometimes asked why I come up with more new insights than the typical pundit. (Here's a list of four dozen things I've either discovered myself, accurately forecasted, or scooped the rest of the press about).
It's not because I'm smarter. It's because I just tell the truth.
The great thing about truths is that they are causally connected to all the other truths in the world. If you follow one truth bravely, it will lead you to another.
In contrast, lies, ignorance, and wishful thinking are dead ends.
The Great American Inequality Debate is in one of those dead ends. Charles Murray—and we here at VDARE.COM—are trying to rescue it.
Read the entire article at VDARE.
HonestThinking comments: How much good can we reasonably expect to come from lies, ignorance, and wishful thinking? Little or none. Even so, politics in the Western world is based on precisely lies, ignorance, and wishful thinking. One fine day, in the not too distant future, we are going to reap what we have sown.
A Prison of nations
18.11.2008. Various multiethnic states (imperial Russia, the Habsburg Monarchy, pre-World War II Kingdom of Yugoslavia) have been labeled—often unfairly—as “prisons of nations.” That designation will apply more aptly to the European Union when the Lisbon Treaty, signed by all 27 EU heads of states or governments last December, takes effect next year.
Under the “European Arrest Warrant,” which is to be implemented under the terms of the Treaty, every citizen or visitor of a member country the European Union will be liable to arrest and extradition at the behest of a judge in any other EU member-country, under one of 32 vaguely defined categories of “crime.” This is a momentous development, and not one in a hundred EU citizens, let alone non-EU visitors to Europe, are fully aware of its implications.
Thus begins an article by Srdja Trifkovic, available from EuropeNews.
Interesting video stub at YouTube
08.11.2008. I recommend to my readers that they spend six minutes and a few seconds to watch The reality of human races.
It's about time we face the challenges that lie ahead
Minister King Samir Shabazz, the leader of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panthers. His goal, proclaimed emphatically, repeatedly, and publicly, is to destroy white people.
02.11.2008. Here are some excerpts from a thought provoking article at Gates of Vienna (emphasis added):
The man in the photo [above] is displaying what’s colloquially known as a “’tude”: an attitude of smoldering anger towards the world in general, and — in his case — against the white people of America in particular.
He’s Minister King Samir Shabazz, the leader of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panthers. His goal, proclaimed emphatically, repeatedly, and publicly, is to destroy white people.
So is he a racist?
No. He can’t possibly be one, because he’s a member of a historically oppressed group, and only members of the privileged elite oppressive majority can be racists. If his organization succeeds in its goal and destroys white people, leaving the surviving remnant a minority in the land, perhaps then his program would become “racist”.
But don’t bet on it. I expect that there would have to be a waiting period of several thousand years to make up for their past transgressions before white people could ever claim victim status in Minister Shabazz’ brave new world.
Just as a matter of interest, he’s no fan of Barack Hussein Obama. From the point of view of Minister Shabazz, the Messiah of Hope and Change is a traitor to his race, a puppet for his white masters. [...]
Minister Shabazz outlines his political program:
- On whites: “I’m about the total destruction of white people. I’m about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy…”
- On Jews: “I don’t care how much they try to promote the Jewish Holocaust. The African people have suffered a hell of a cost…”
- On Barack Obama and voting: “He’s a puppet on a string. I don’t support no black man running for white politics. I will not vote for who will be the next slavemaster.” Besides, he added, Obama is “a Negro who doesn’t even support reparations for black people in America.”
- On white supremacists: “They’re sissies; they want to put their feelings on a flier. Well, come into the black neighborhood with that rhetoric and we will show you what a strong awakened black man looks like.”
- On the Phillies: “They can kiss my ass. The Phillies are not doing nothing for our ‘hoods.”
Continue reading at Gates of Vienna.
HonestThinking comments: If we are nice to other people they will be nice to us. Right? Yes, to a certain extent that is right. But we need to realize that there is such a thing as genetic interests that will cause a person's loyalty and identity to be strongly influenced by the degree of genetic kinship with others. People who think the challenges related to immigration and multiculturalism have to do with language, culture, and religion only, should read the excellent book On Genetic Interests: Family, Ethnicity, and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration by Frank Salter.
The March of the Body Snatchers
02.11.2008. Here are some excerpts from an article by Takuan Seiyo at The Brussels Journal:
Our ethnicity has a universal component: we are all Europeans, or descendants of Europeans. This is implanted in our cultural, spiritual and moral makeup. The molded life-forms encircling us charge that this amounts to a fixation on whiteness, blondness, disdain for other skin colors, cultures etc. But that’s absurd.
There are undoubtedly some people sitting right now in a bierstube in Leipzig or Baton Rouge who are classical racists. But that’s a small minority. Of all the people on earth, none are as fixated on skin color, and as racist as Africans and people of African descent are. People whose main political expression is an organization called La Raza certainly are not far behind, with the rest of non-whites in the world exhibiting ethnocentric and racist attitudes far beyond those of whites.
One wanders what would be the public reaction if the university graduation thesis of the white wife of the candidate for the U.S. presidency contained the sentence, “As a member of the white community, I am obligated to this community and will utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit the white community first and foremost.” Yet these are the words of Michelle Obama, with “white” substituting for her original “black.”
European ethnicity is bound predominantly with white racial characteristics, but no one sound of mind and soul would exclude from it the part-black Pushkin and Dumas families, with all their distinguished members. Nor are there many among us who split hairs as to Aryan–Caucasian-Semite differences, what with sizeable Jewish presence in Europe going back to 400 BCE, and the Jewish imprint on Euro-Western culture ranging from Moses, Jesus, Peter and Paul to Mendelssohn, Kant, Disraeli, Einstein, von Mises and Salk.
I say to liberals who accuse me of “racist” objections to Barack Obama that if Thomas Sowell ran against John McCain, I would be voting for the black man. But ultimately, one cannot convince a life-form spewed from a conveyor belt. I think we ought to accept the charge of “racism” calmly and not run for cover. For Nature itself is “racist.”
Racial differences are real, and not only in obvious physical features but in cognitive and psychological ones as well. This is increasingly moving from the realm of behavioral and cognitive statistics to hard genomic science.
Many of the differences do not favor whites, e.g. mean IQs versus East Asians or bodily-kinesthetic and musical intelligence scores versus those of blacks. But whites score far better than blacks and browns do in areas of intelligence like Logical-Mathematical and Verbal-Linguistic that are prerequisite for well-paying jobs in the modern economy. And since liberalism starts from the premise that all people would be equal in education, status and income but for malign social structures that hold back “minorities,” liberals spare no effort to stop contrary science.
We are not xenophobes. Most of the people I know on our side of the political divide – including in Japan – like to have foreigners among them. Life in Tokyo without pastry shops operated by the best of German and French patissiers would be as dull as French or Dutch football might be without black midfielders.
It’s a question of balance. 4% -5% of foreign-origin residents seems to be the level at which the marginal utility of diversity becomes zero, with negative values beyond that. And that in a unicultural but cosmopolitan society, which seems to be the optimal model. Even then, additional restrictions ought to apply on foreigners who are certain that they alone have a direct, exclusive telephone line to God, and those who do not are enemies to be subdued.
In contrast, the ruling American elite – including Republicans – has gone mad to such an extent that “minorities” are now over 1/3 of America’s population, soon to be half. And the EU ruling elite is welcoming, nay, soliciting, an Islamic wave that will accomplish what it failed previously at Tours, Lepanto and Vienna.
Together, they have brainwashed two generations of Westerners so effectively that the majority of whites in the world, notably among the young, celebrates “diversity” -- i.e. their peoples’ and Western Civilization’s inevitable dissolution – as their core value. It is against this part of the population, and the politicians and subversive intellectuals who hold their puppet strings, that I believe we ought to define ourselves.
Most contemporary whites are docilely or actively complicit in their own displacement, disappropriation, and disproportional share of rape, battery and murder by more savage peoples who have fewer scruples.
The epitome is the Amy Biehl Syndrome. Amy Biehl was a young poster-girl “progressive”: blonde and upper–middle class, young and pretty, Stanford graduate and Fulbright scholar on a mission to help South Africa.
One day in 1993, Amy drove to the shantytown of Gugutelu, on a do-good mission. A mob of 80 black men started throwing rocks on her car. She got out of the car and was stabbed and killed on the spot.
Four men were convicted of the murder. They spent five years in prison before applying for pardon. Amy Biehl’s parents came to the pardon hearings, in her father’s words, “as Amy came, in a spirit of committed friendship."
The Biehls not only forgave their daughter’s killers. They established a charitable foundation for the benefit of Gugutelu’s youngsters, and employed two of Amy’s killers in it. Mrs. Biehl has said about her daughter’s murderers, "It was like an adoption. These were just children who didn't have a chance to have a childhood."
The Biehls are not monsters, but loving parents who decided to upend the laws of gravity in the social and moral realms. Except for small and esoteric sects like the Indian Jains, this particular inclination appears only among whites. And, except for one, no analogy conveys this bizarre refusal to perceive reality, as though the act of suspending an idea could suspend the object of the idea. Indeed, no true leftist – whether Marxist, cultural Marxist, Christian social penitent, New York liberal or Amsterdam libertine -- will ever let reality interfere with a good theory.
That’s why I think of them as “Pods” and of us as “Nonpods.” I use these words in the context of one of the great masterpieces of American cinema, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, released in 1956 and directed by Don Siegel, based on a novel by Jack Finney. In it, a doctor returns to a small California town to find out that one by one, its people, most of whom he has known all his life, have been replaced by dopplegängers.
These emotionless beings animated by a single instinct – proliferation -- develop from large, foaming seedpods; in effect a biological production line for lifelike automatons, set up by evil space aliens.
One by one, real people disappear – acquaintances, friends and ultimately the protagonist’s girlfriend, until he remains the sole nonpod, encircled by human-like, giant legumes: the Body Snatchers.
Pods whose previous identities have been snatched and extinguished seem to be multiplying in our world too, and they are passionate in their hatred -- of us. Middle-aged men and women who demonstrate publicly their desire for Europe to remain European are beaten up by Antifa gangs half their age and twenty times their number. The few Americans who have the courage to demonstrate their support for the alternative to a crypto-Marxist disciple of Black Theology are heckled, beaten up, or firebombed in the Country of the Free.
Pods are deeply committed to the idea that freedom and equality are not mutually exclusive. They are the emotional children of the French Revolution and worship its motto so much that they are willing to install PC tyranny in the name of Liberté, enforce racist and gender discrimination and robbery of private property in the name of Egalité, and stop at no fraud, libel and persecution of their opponents in the name of Fraternité.
Pods view biological race and gender differences as social constructs, and therefore social group differences as an unjust inequality that must be rectified by reconstructing society. They view nation, ethnoculture, and private property as obsolete obstacles in the way of freedom, equality and fraternity of all people. Therefore, the right of anyone to immigrate anywhere precedes the right of the one suffering the destruction of his social capital by this immigration. The right of a slacker to home, sustenance, and self-esteem counseling precedes the right of the 80-hours-a-week worker not to have his earnings confiscated to float the slacker in splendid idleness.
They view the refusal to tolerate the intolerable as unacceptable intolerance, and the desire to protect and preserve one’s family, community, country and culture as racism and xenophobia. And lastly, they have stood Jesus’ metaphor on its end, so that they fail to see the beam in the nonwhites’, non-Christians’ eye, but they see and greatly magnify the speck in their own peoples’ eye.
Continue reading at The Brussels Journal.
Ominous signs in America
01.11.2008. Here are some excerpts from yet another important article by John Derbyshire (published by National Review Online):
The science news this past few weeks has concentrated on the Large Hadron Collider, which officially began operations on September 10. So far not much of anything has actually been collided, but the physicists whose eight billion dollar toy this is are working their way up in baby steps to the big, glamorous experiments.
Still, anyone of a gambling inclination who wanted to bet on what the really sensational science headlines of the next few years will be, would not be looking to the LHC. As I commented in National Review three years ago:
[W]e are passing from the Age of Physics to the Age of Biology. It is not quite the case that nothing is happening in physics, but certainly there is nothing like the excitement of the early 20th century. Physics seems, in fact, to have got itself into a cul-de-sac, obsessing over theories so mathematically abstruse that nobody even knows how to test them.
The life sciences, by contrast, are blooming, with major new results coming in all the time from genetics, zoology, demography, biochemistry, neuroscience, psychometrics, and other "hot" disciplines. The physics building may be hushed and dark while its inhabitants mentally wrestle with 26-dimensional manifolds, but over at biology the joint is jumpin'.
Whether it will go on jumpin' may depend on the result of November's election. There is a widespread feeling in the human sciences — particularly in genetics, population genetics, evolutionary biology, and neurophysiology — that the next five to ten years will see some sensational discoveries. Unfortunately those discoveries will have metaphysical implications more disturbing than were those of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg, Schrödinger, Pauli, and Dirac may have seriously upset our ideas about matter and energy, but at least they left our psyches and our political principles intact.
Those items may not remain intact much longer. The conceptual revolution among human-sciences researchers has in fact already taken place. This is not widely understood because (a) news outlets are very reluctant to report it, (b) powerful political forces have an interest in suppressing it, and (c) researchers prefer getting on quietly with their work to having their windows broken by mobs of angry protestors.
Most people still think of human-science controversies in terms of nature/nurture. As a matter of real scientific dispute, that is all long gone. Nature/nurture arguments were at the heart of the sociobiology wars that roiled the human sciences through the last third of the 20th century. (The 2000 book Defenders of Truth, by the Finnish sociologist of science Ullica Segerstråle gives a full — and so far as I can judge, very fair — account.) The dust of battle has pretty much settled now, in science departments if not in the popular press, and nature is the clear victor. Name any universal characteristic of human nature, including cognitive and personality characteristics. Of all the observed variation in that characteristic, about half is caused by genetic differences. You may say that is only a half victory; but it is a complete shattering of the nurturist absolutism that ruled in the human sciences forty years ago, and that is still the approved dogma in polite society, including polite political society, today.
While those sociobiology wars were going on — while E.O. Wilson was having a jug of ice water dumped over his head at an AAAS symposium by people shouting "Racist Wilson you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!" (1978); while Art Jensen looked set fair to be kicked out of the AAAS altogether following agitation by Margaret Mead et al. because of his 1969 paper on group differences in IQ; while Stephen Jay Gould was assuring his readers that "Human equality is a contingent fact of history" (1985) and Richard Lewontin was celebrating "the funeral of reductionism" (1983); while Charles Murray was being profiled in the New York Times Magazine as "America's most dangerous conservative" (1994) — while all that was happening, research results were steadily trickling in, building up the water pressure behind the nurturist dam.
That dam now has more cracks than the surface of Europa and water is spraying out all over. The only thing that could stop a complete collapse would be the power of government …
Continue reading. See also Derbyshire's National Review Online article The Swelling Wave.
HonestThinking comments: In particular since 1950, the proponents of what I like to call the postwar paradigm have emphasized how extremely important it is to understand that there is no such thing as human nature (or that if there is a bit of human nature in all or some of us, then that human nature is identical in all races and ethnic groups). Now, first of all, anyone who is stupid and/or ignorant enough to believe the baloney about the non-existence of human nature, should read The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker.
Secondly, we should all carefully note that when research now tells us there are indeed more profound human differences than previously thought, all the politically correct people who have been thumping the mantra of no differences, all of a sudden decide that the existence or non-existence of human differences are of little or no importance. Not only that, but now we get indications that these people want to defund research in this area. These are sure signs of a paradigm that is becoming totalitarian.
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