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August 1, 2021 • 31 Comments

As I pointed out in 1997, over the last quarter of the 20th Century, a narrowing gender gap in Olympic sprinting races is less often proof of the triumph of feminism than proof that runners are getting away with taking more Performance Enhancing Drugs. Because anabolic steroids are artificial male hormones (with some but usually not quite all the virilizing effect of natural male hormones taken out) women get more bang for the buck than men from taking a dose of steroids that is just below the detectable limit. Men start out with an order of magnitude more male hormones than women, so they get less effect from doses that aren’t big enough to get them suspended.

So the fact that the gender gap between the men and women in the Olympic 100 meter finals was likely the narrowest since 1988, suggests that, due to the covid interval, doping was worse in 2021 than in recent Olympics. Sprinters had time to build long term muscle with big doses of steroids over the last 16 months because there was less in-competition drug testing due to fewer competitions and less out-of-competition drug testing due to social distancing and the general official lackadaisicalness of the pandemic era.

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah ran 10.61 to break Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record of 10.62, while Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy ran 9.80, for a gap of 0.81 seconds.

In contrast, in 2016, Usain Bolt won at 9.81 while Thompson-Hera, ran 10.71, for a gap of 0.9 seconds between the gold medalists.

In 1988, the official fastest men’s time was Carl Lewis’s 9.92. So the 1988 gap was, officially, only 0.7 seconds.

However, that was when Florence Griffith-Joyner set the women’s Olympic record at 10.62 seconds but Ben Johnson’s world record of 9.79 was famously thrown out two days later due to even the drug testing systems of 1988 not being fooled, what with Ben being known as “Benoid” to the other runners because the whites of...

August 1, 2021 • 80 Comments

 

The debate over the nature of biological species has many aspects. One question is the
biological nature of species: are they groups of interbreeding organisms, phylogenetic
branches on the Tree of Life, or something else? Then there is the ontological question: are species natural kinds, sets, or individuals? Recently, the debate over species
has been pitched at a higher hierarchical level. Instead of arguing over the nature of
species taxa, much discussion focuses on whether the species category—the theoretically defined category of all species taxa—exists. Those biologists and philosophers
that discuss the existence of the species category fall into two camps. Skeptics argue
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Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
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that the species category does not exist (Ereshefsky 1998, 2001; Mishler 1999, 2003;
Hendry et al. 2000; Pleijel and Rouse 2000a,b; Fisher 2006). Many of those skeptics
also suggest that the term ‘species’ should be eliminated from biology. Defenders
of the species category respond that with more theoretical knowledge and perhaps a
bit of philosophical reasoning we can be confident that the species category exists
(de Queiroz 1999, 2005, 2007; Mayden 2002; Pigliucci 2003; Pigliucci and Kaplan
2006; Lee 2003; Wilson 2005; Wilson et al. 2009).
This paper suggests a different approach to the species problem. This approach
is far from new, because Darwin employed a similar strategy to the species problem 150 years ago. Darwin’s solution, as I will call it, is threefold. First, we should
recognize that the species category is not a real category in nature. Second, despite
skepticism over the species category, we should not be skeptical of those taxa biologists call ‘species.’ Third, despite skepticism over the species category, there are
pragmatic reasons for retaining the word ‘species’ in biology. The claim that Da...

August 1, 2021 • 143 Comments

Su Bingtian of China ran 9.83 to be the fastest qualifier in the men’s 100 m dash semifinal. He will be the first nonblack to compete in the 8-man Race to Be the Fastest Man in the World since the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. After 72 consecutive black finalists over the last 9 Olympics, the Streak is over.

He’s the first Asian 100m male finalist since Takayoshi Yoshioka in the 1932 Los Angeles Games.

I wonder whether Su Bingtian will have anything left in the final in a couple of hours. He certainly ran the race of his life in the semifinal.

What next, a nonblack starting cornerback in the NFL?

Spoiler alert, the winner of the final was Lamont Marcel Jacobs of Italy, the American born son of an American soldier and an Italian mother in 9.80.

Lamont Marcell Jacob has a black father, an American Army soldier and was born in El Paso, and and Italian mother and largely raised in Italy. He’s 50% black by nature, but mostly Italian by nurture. He speaks Italian, he says, better than he speaks English.

July 31, 2021 • 125 Comments

The Race to Be the World’s Fastest Man, the Olympic men’s 100 meter dash, is a fine generator of data relevant to classic questions of nature and nurture. For the last 9 Summer Games, from 1984 through 2016, all eight men to make the 100m finals each time have been of at least half-black ancestry, an incredible 72 out of 72.

Will that streak be snapped in 2021?

Rohan Browning, a little known white Australian, ran 10.01 in the first round heats to tie for the 5th fastest qualifier for the semifinals.

Su Bingtian, a Chinese, tied for the 12th fastest time. Filippo Tortu of Italy, a white man, was the 18th fastest qualifier at 10.10. (He has broken the 10 second barrier before.)

Here are the top 40 times from the first round heats of the men’s 100m sprint at the Tokyo Olympics:

Three other East Asians, an Iranian, and a member of Taiwan’s indigenous Austronesian Amis people almost made the cut.

Here’s the Taiwanese aboriginal sprinter. The Taiwan natives, who make up about 1% of the population, are more related to Pacific Islanders than to Chinese.

The other 21 of the 24 qualifiers for the semi-finals was at least half-black.

At least two of the qualifiers are half black — Lamont Marcell Jacobs, the son of a black American military man and an Italian mother, who was raised in Italy; and veteran French sprinter Jimmy Vicaut, who has a white father.

Here’s Vicaut with an extremely French facial expression:

Interestingly, there appears to have been more regional diversity among qualifiers of Sub-Saharan ancestry than in the past when guys with roots in West or Southwest Africa dominated. South Africa continues its rise as a sprint power with three semifinalists.

And Ferdinand Omurwa threatens to be the first representative of 400m-to-marathon powerhouse Kenya in the 100m final, having tied Browning for 5th fastest qualifier by tying Kenya’s national record of 10.01. The Kenyan looks more like a traditional 100 meter...

July 31, 2021 • 342 Comments

From ABC News:

CDC mask decision followed stunning findings from Cape Cod beach outbreak

A group of vaccinated beachgoers changed our knowledge of the delta variant.

ByAnne Flaherty andArielle Mitropoulos
July 29, 2021, 1:49 PM

A week after the crowds descended upon Provincetown, Massachusetts, to celebrate the Fourth of July — the holiday President Joe Biden hoped would mark the nation’s liberation from COVID-19 — the manager of the Cape Cod beach town said he was aware of “a handful of positive COVID cases among folks” who spent time there. …

But within weeks, health officials seemed to be on to something much bigger. The outbreak quickly grew to the hundreds and most of them appeared to be vaccinated.

As of Thursday, 882 people were tied to the Provincetown outbreak. Among those living in Massachusetts, 74% of them were fully immunized, yet officials said the vast majority were also reporting symptoms. Seven people were reported hospitalized.

That’s a low hospitalization rate, although I’m not sure if that’s just those from Massachusetts. Provincetown attracts many from outside the state: e.g., Andrew Sullivan flies in each summer.

The initial findings of the investigation led by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seemed to have huge implications.

Before Provincetown, health officials had been operating under the assumption that it was extraordinarily rare for a vaccinated person to become infected with the virus. And if they did, they probably wouldn’t end up passing it on to others, such as children too young to qualify for the vaccine or people who were medically vulnerable.

The idea that vaccines halt transmission of the virus was largely behind the CDC’s decision in May suggesting vaccinated people could safely go without their masks indoors and in crowds, even if others were unvaccinated.

But that assumption...

July 31, 2021 • 83 Comments

From the Chicago Sun-Times news section:

State’s new ‘thought leader’ on equity focused on ‘long game:’ Moving Illinois from diversity to equity

Nearly three and a half months after joining Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration, Sekile Nzinga will get to put her theory into practice as head of a new office of equity that the governor plans to create Friday through an executive order.

By Rachel Hinton Jul 30, 2021, 5:00am CDT

Diversity is not the end point, but the starting line.

That’s what Sekile Nzinga believes.

Nearly three and a half months after joining Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration, Nzinga will get to put that theory into practice as head of a new office of equity that the governor plans to create Friday through an executive order.

“I think diversity is our basement, it’s our sub-basement,” Nzinga told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Professional equity demanders just can’t stop thinking about your house.

“Yes, every place in our world is diverse, and so why wouldn’t our agencies be diverse? So that’s the basement — that’s the minimum standard.”

The finish line is equity.

Named the chief diversity officer in April, Nzinga said she changed her title to chief equity officer because her goal is “to get to equity, to move us off the sub-basement, but recognizing that the sub-basement is where we start.”

Yup, when they talk about equity they are thinking about getting their hands on your home equity.

All state employees will be required to participate in annual trainings focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Hostile environment harassment.

Other headlines in the Sun-Times:

Citing lack of diversity in media ownership, members of Congress urge FCC to do equity audit

Mayor Lightfoot calls out media for glaring lack of diversity

Pritzker signs bills aimed at economic access, equity in employment, contracts, cannabis industry: ‘Hope is in the air’

July 30, 2021 • 139 Comments

Razib Khan reviews Charles Murray’s Facing Reality in Quillette:

Charles Murray’s ‘Facing Reality’—A Review

written by Razib Khan

July 29, 2021

And Robert Verbruggen reviews Facing Reality in National Review:

What to Make of Racial Gaps

By ROBERT VERBRUGGEN
July 29, 2021 11:25 AM

Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America, by Charles Murray (Encounter Books, 168 pp., $25.99)

With Facing Reality, Charles Murray aims to provide an extremely brief corrective to our current debate over racial inequality. That debate, he says, is missing “two truths”:

The first is that American Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians, as groups, have different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The second is that American Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians, as groups, have different rates of violent crime.

Once we recognize that these differences exist and will be with us “indefinitely,” we should stop blaming all racial inequality on racism, abandon race-conscious policies, and rededicate ourselves to the American ideal of treating one another as individuals.

What is the target audience for such an argument? Murray says one group is a special priority: “people on the center-left who are liberals in the tradition that extended from FDR through Bill Clinton and included Senator Joe Biden.”

It is true, of course, that there are real and highly consequential racial gaps in test scores and crime rates — and that we’ve expended considerable effort trying to close them, with mixed-at-best results. It’s less clear that many Americans are unaware of these gaps, that Murray is the right person to convince a skeptic, or that the case he has assembled here is well tailored to that purpose.

To begin with, I would posit that most Americans know about these problems, even if they’d rather not dwell on them or state them out loud in crude terms. Some may cringe at the assertion that different racial groups have different levels of “cognitive ability”...

July 30, 2021 • 189 Comments

From the New York Times:

Simone Biles’s Brother Is Acquitted of Murder Charges

Tevin Biles-Thomas was charged in the fatal shooting of three people at a New Year’s Eve party in 2018. This week, a judge said prosecutors had not presented enough evidence to convict him.

By Eduardo Medina and Alyssa Lukpat
June 16, 2021

Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of the Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, was acquitted of murder charges this week, less than a month after a Cleveland judge declared a mistrial in his case.

Mr. Biles-Thomas, 26, was charged in the fatal shooting of three people at a New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland in 2018. On Tuesday, Judge Joan Synenberg of Common Pleas Court in Cuyahoga County acquitted him, court records show, granting a motion filed by Mr. Biles-Thomas’s defense lawyers arguing that prosecutors had failed to provide enough evidence to justify a guilty verdict.

… Mr. Biles-Thomas’s previous trial ended abruptly on May 25 after jurors told Judge Synenberg that they had mistakenly seen legal briefs among the trial evidence.

It was not immediately clear how the briefs became mixed with the evidence, but they reportedly reflected debate between prosecutors and Mr. Biles-Thomas’s defense lawyers about whether he had acted in self-defense, Cleveland.com reported.

After the second trial adjourned on Tuesday, Judge Synenberg said, the mother of one of the victims, who was “very upset” with the outcome, ran toward Mr. Biles-Thomas, seemingly intent on injuring him. Video footage obtained by WKYC-TV shows the woman being pulled away by security officers in the courtroom. …

Representatives for Ms. Biles, a five-time Olympic medalist, did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office declined to comment.

Mr. Biles-Thomas was arrested in August 2019 and charged with murder, homicide, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury in connection with the shooting at a...

July 31, 2021 • 111 Comments

Rosatom HQ.

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* RIP. Sam Dickson: William H. Regnery II: A Hero’s Life. A Hero’s Death. I intersected with him in Moscow in 2018 at the end of a transit of the Trans-Siberian with a friend. Too little to get a know a person, but my impressions were positive, FWIW. On a non-political tone, He remarked that he had visited Moscow three times, once towards the end of the Soviet era, the second time around 2010, and the third time now. Each time it had gotten better. He said that he had been in London about 20 times and that it had progressively degraded since he first visited in the 1960s. In 2018, he felt it had overtaken it in quality and by a large margin.

* Lo, Y.-H., Cheng et al. (2020). Detecting genetic ancestry and adaptation in the Taiwanese Han people. Molecular Biology and Evolution. Spoiler: Admixture happened before the Chinese emigrated to Taiwan.

* @Peter_Nimitz (and @Irkutyanin1): The Bolsheviks in August 1918, saved by the Latvians and the British?

* Haaretz: Calling Them ‘Antisemitic Images,’ Krakow Bans Sale of Jewish Figurines Holding Coins. Lame but unsurprising. I bought a dozen of these Jews when I was in Krakow to give out as edgy presents to Russian friends.

* Dean Fantazzini’s new estimate of Ukraine’s population for 2020 is 30.6 million (vs. 31.3 million in 2019), building on previous work which I covered. Whether it’s closer to 30M or 35M aside, it edges ever closer to a 5x gap with Russia (vs. a 3x gap in 1992). This is also smaller than the ~35M it had in its modern borders in 1913/14. (Conversely, Ukraine’s GDP (PPP) per capita would be better).

* Charles Murray: “Doesn’t it make a difference to @davidafrench’s argument that two of the core problems typically ascribed to centuries of American racism–elevated black violent crime and depressed mean cognitive ability–are found wherever sub-Saharan African populations live?”

* Scientific American: AI Designs Quantum Physics...

July 28, 2021 • 156 Comments

These are the results of a recent poll from Rating Group. 41% agree with Putin’s position, 55% disagree. Not bad, considering there’s now been a generation’s worth of state svidomy narratives.

But possibly the most startling result (and certainly one that I didn’t expect is there there’s essentially zero difference across age groups. 44% of 18-29 y/o’s agree to 42% of 60+ y/o’s, despite declining numbers of self-identifying Russians in younger age groups.

Otherwise, the regional and political party breakdowns are not surprising. Solid majorities in the South and East, amongst adherents of the UOC-MP, and the expected opposition parties (Opposition Bloc, Party of Shariy, etc.) consider Ukrainians and Russians to be one people. Even so, the fact that even in Western Ukraine, 22% agree with this, as do 10% of Greek-Catholics, 12% of nationalist Svoboda supporters, and 10% of European Solidarity voters, was mildly interesting; it is curious and significant that such people even exist.

July 24, 2021 • 342 Comments

Chinese protectionism/censorship (they only allow 34 Hollywood movies a year) has helped incubate a domestic film industry. As Richard Hanania points out, citing a study by James McMahon, that as of now, 9 out of 10 of the highest grossing films in Chinese history are domestic, all released in the last few years.

State censors require that all films in China, both of domestic and foreign origin, adhere to “the principles of the Chinese Constitution and maintain social morality” (O’Connor & Armstrong, 2015, p. 9). These standards are maintained through the prohibition of certain images and scenes that depict “demons or supernaturalism, crime or any other illicit or illegal actions within China’s borders, disparagement of the People’s Liberation Army and police, and anything that could be perceived as anti-China–including merely damaging Chinese sites or monuments.

Something like Leviathan (2014), a depressive/cynical-for-the-sake-of-it movie with Russophobic undertones, wouldn’t have been made (or at least screened) in China and that’s probably a good thing for the Chinese.

That said, another curious finding from the author James McMahon, although it is not in the paper, is that Russia – along with India and China – has the least intersection with American cultural consumption. That is, they have the lowest correlations between films that do well in the US box office and in their own.

This seems to largely be a map of cultural closeness to the US. Australia, Britain, New Zealand, and South Africa are all in the top 5 closest countries to the US.

I suspect that the distance between the US and Russia might even start to further increase with the increasingly heavy-handed promotion of “Woke” themes in American cinema.

July 16, 2021 • 947 Comments

Time for something more stereotypical.

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* The AK. About a couple of months ago the National Bolsheviks (“Other Russia”) had me round to their “bunker” for a podcast. It’s now been released, you can listen to it here. (Obviously only in Russian).

Alt Right columnist Tobias Langdon “featured me” as a Jew besmirching the noble Anglo at Counter-Currents.

* SJWs. Ed West (Unherd) – The West’s cultural revolution is over:

This is not some dark new age of cancel culture, however, it’s just a return to normality. Those who grew up in the late 20th century were living in a highly unusual time, one that could never be sustained, a sexual and cultural revolution that began in 1963 or 1968. But it has ended and, as all revolutionaries must do after storming the Bastille, they have built Bastilles of their own. The new order has brought in numerous methods used by the old order to exert control — not just censorship, but word taboo and rituals which everyone is forced to go along with, or at least not openly criticise. You might call it the new intolerance, or woke extremism, but all societies need the policing of social norms.

No one would satirise the transgender movement today; no one would dare point fun at BLM, or Pride month; no one would dare joke about George Floyd, because like the publishers of Gay Times in 1977, they might face jail for blasphemy. Instead leading satirist Sacha Baron Cohen makes a living making jokes at the expense of the little people. Indeed the only satire made now pokes fun at the old establishment, like punching the corpse of a once-ferocious zoo animal, or the people who still hold the old beliefs; the elderly, the less educated, the rural and provincial. The powerless.

July 14, 2021 • 169 Comments

America’s ability to draw high quality human capital from abroad is one of the lynchpins of its economic strengths and probably goes some ways to explaining why it’s GDP per capita is significantly higher than would might be predicted from its national IQ.

Alexander Kruel recently had a Twitter thread about precisely which groups of immigrants contribute to that innovation:

From The Demographics of Innovation in the United States (page 26-27).

Nothing surprising there. But it’s spelled out just in case:

Then it cites the composition of the US Math Olympiad team. The International Math Olympiad has indeed long become a Chinese vs. Chinese-American contest.

Similarly “Oriental” picture in Canada.

Now the underrepresentation of NAM (non-Asian minority) immigrant achievement is something that’s in the “those who know, know” category, to be surreptitiously noticed if not publicly acknowledged .

But there’s a much more obscure but also rather important, and arguably more interesting, HBD observation to be teased out from behind these three examples.

Any suggestions?

July 11, 2021 • 154 Comments

That’s what I counselled people hoping for (or fearing) that a color revolution was imminent a few months ago: Look at the numbers.

Well, since then, they have if anything plummeted further.

14% approval vs. 62% disapproval. Down from half a year ago.

Furthermore, while young people are relatively more pro-Navalny (this is not surprising: to those who follow my Russia blogging, I have been pointing out that Russian youth lean more liberal and more nationalist relative to the mainstream for several years now), there’s still nothing to write home about so far as absolute numbers are concerned.

Just 24% approval vs. 59% disapproval amongst the 18-24 year olds who constitute the spearhead of any color revolution.

In the Russian electoral context, it is all one big nothingburger.

July 10, 2021 • 141 Comments

I wrote about Woke Capital making inroads into Russia after Netherlands HQ’ed Yandex.Taxi fired a driver who refused service to a rude Black foreign student last year.

However, not all such corporate attempts to signal fealty to progressive values are paying off.

Vkusvill is a nice chain of grocery stores that are somewhere in between budget outlets like Perekrestok (=Carrefour/Safeway in the Western context) and the snobbish Azbuka Vkusa (=Whole Foods). Trader Joe’s would probably be its closest US equivalent. But it is also expanding abroad, with two branches and a cafe in the Netherlands, and planning a listing in New York.

So it is not too surprising that Vkusvill thought that now might be an auspicious conjuncture to do this:

The ad featured a number of real-life VkusVill shoppers such as a student, a single mother, and two straight couples, then ended with the “matriarch”-led family including the lesbian couple, who declined to talk to the Financial Times.

The family of women posed for pictures with meatless burgers and coconut condensed milk as they espoused their support for veganism, recycling and polyamorous relationships.

Certainly not a bad idea to attract more hipsters.

(Incidentally, what’s even funnier is that the lesbian family in question is from pro-Western Georgia. Which happened to cancel its gay pride parade through Tbilisi due to Far Right attacks just a week ago ).

But this provoked a boycott from Orthodox non-GMO type shoppers who happen to form the other wing of their clientele. Quickly it became evident that they were more numerous than the polyamorous hipsters, forcing Vkusvill to backpedal.

They apologized, blaming an activist underling in the marketing department for the debacle, and replaced their photo of a Vkusvill family with a rather more traditional one.

This in turn enraged the liberals, who condemned Vkusvill for its cowardice and retreat before homophobia. Meanwhile, their Amsterdam branch apologized...

July 10, 2021 • 95 Comments

This translates to a homicide rate of 7.4/100,000 homicide rate using the US population of 332M as the denominator.

I wrote about the history of the Russian homicide rates here. This is how the centennial comparison now looks like between Russia and the US after the latter’s embrace of #BLM and community policing.

US at 7.4/100k in 2020 would already be quite ahead of Russia, which was at 4.7/100k in the same year.

It’s quite possible that this year or next year the differential will be 2x over in Russia’s favor since US homicide rates appear to be still rising (if at a slower pace) while the number of homicides continues falling in Russia (-3.8% in Jan-May 2021 y/y).

Not that this is yet anything to write home about for Russia. After all, “demographically normed”, Russia’s homicide rates remain well above American ones. (As always, this is largely a function of middle-aged alcoholics knifing each other during their drinking bouts, as opposed to the “street criminality” that distinguishes African-American homicides). Nonetheless, these caveats aside, it now performs much better than the US so far as the raw per capita numbers are concerned, and vastly better than during the 1990s-2000s period, when late Soviet era “alcoholization” had reached its peak concurrently with the breakdown of law and order.

August 1, 2021 • 5 Comments

This is what happens when you reach a conclusion before you even look at the data. [Hate Crimes Documented by Police Disproportionately List Black People as Attackers: Report, MSN.com, July 27, 2021]:

Released Wednesday, the report is a comprehensive national review of hate crime laws that shows where laws variate. It also cited widespread flaws in data collection and reporting. Though the majority of hate crimes in the U.S. are committed by white people, motivated by racial or ethnic bias, the crimes disproportionately reported Black Americans as the attackers.

In at least 13 states, Black Americans were listed by law enforcement as the perpetrators in hate crimes at a rate roughly 1.6 to 3.6 times greater than the size of the state’s Black population, the report said.

“These repeated disparities … show that — despite the fact that people of color are far more likely to be the victims of hate violence — the instances of hate violence that are actually documented by police … are disproportionately those alleged to have been committed by Black people,” it read.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are inconsistent and provide incomplete methods for addressing bias-motivated violence, according to the report.

Due to the complexity of hate violence, certain statutes meant to protect racial minorities and marginalized groups are less effective, as a consequence of bias in the criminal justice system, the report says.

The existing laws can even discourage hate crime victims from coming forward, advocates say in the report.

“We really think this is the first report to bring together a state-by-state analysis along so many dimensions … with a focus on racial justice and criminal justice reform,” said Naomi Goldberg, LGBTQ program director for the Movement Advancement Project, which authored the report in partnership...

July 31, 2021 • 48 Comments

At what point will those pushing Critical Race Theory (CRT) just come out and say white people should commit compensatory suicide for merely existing? Isn’t that the true way to end white privilege, structural inequality, implicit bias, and forever eliminate food deserts, the threat of redlining coming back, and truly atone for the legacy of Jim Crow? [Penn State Professor Tells White Student ‘You’re Breathing … So You May Have Oppressed Somebody Today’, Gateway Pundit, July 27, 2021]:

Pennsylvania State University is defending a professor who pulled a white student in front of his class and told him that he’s breathing, so he may have oppressed someone today.

Professor Sam Richards, who teaches the 700-student “SOC119: Race and Ethnic Relations” course, pulled students up before the class on June 30 to discuss white privilege.

“I just take the average white guy in class, whoever it is, it doesn’t really matter,” Richards said. “Dude, this guy here. Stand up, bro. What’s your name, bro?”

The student, Russell, stood up to face the class.

“Look at Russell, right here, it doesn’t matter what he does,” the professor continued, according to a report from Campus Reform. “If I match him up with a black guy in class, or a brown guy… who’s just like him, has the same GPA, looks like him, walks like him, talks like him, acts in a similar way…and we send them into the same jobs…Russell has a benefit of having white skin.”

In another class on March 4, Richards attacked two white students as “oppressors” while discussing the Critical Race Theory training taking place at Coca-Cola. The company made headlines after it was revealed that they had instructed their employees to “be less white.”

Richards, according to Campus Reform, asked the class for thoughts on a Coca-Cola slide which read, “To be less white is to be less oppressive, be less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be less ignorant, be more humble,...

July 29, 2021 • 88 Comments

“Authority and responsibility must be equal—else a balancing takes place as surely as current flows between points of unequal potential. To permit irresponsible authority is to sow disaster; to hold a man responsible for anything he does not control is to behave with blind idiocy. The unlimited democracies [of the twentieth century] were unstable because their citizens were not responsible for the fashion in which they exerted their sovereign authority…. No attempt was made to determine whether a voter was socially responsible to the extent of his literally unlimited authority. If he voted the impossible, the disastrous possible happened instead—and responsibility was then forced on him willy-nilly and destroyed both him and his foundationless temple.” – Starship Troopers

The private and public sectors are waging war on white privilege across the nation. Every white individual is being judged solely by their race. The perceived evil history of white people in America (and for that matter, worldwide) is somehow the responsibility of whites living in 2021 and into the future to perpetually atone for and apologize to all People of Color.

Now we get a glimpse into where this is all truly heading. [Racist Dallas Group Demands Rich, White, BLM-Supporting Democrats Keep Their Kids Out Of Ivy Leagues, THE FEDERALIST, July 27, 2021]:

A Dallas-based group that prides itself on defunding the police and labeling people who don’t comply with their “equity” initiatives as “racists” is asking “wealthy white liberals” in the city to pledge to keep their children from applying to and attending Ivy League and U.S. News & World Report Top 50 schools.

“Talk is not enough. Commit yourself towards taking action and making sacrifices to correct centuries of injustice. Open up spaces for Black and LatinX communities by refusing to send your kids to Ivy League and US News & World Report Top 50 schools and encourage friends, neighbors, and...

July 27, 2021 • 59 Comments

With the diabolically evil January 6 Hearings happening today – attempting to label all Donald Trump supporters as “white nationalists” – it’s important to remember the only Capitol Hill Police Officer who directly lost their life to a terrorist attack in 2021 was a white policeman murdered by a black nationalist.

His Name is William Evans, a white US Capitol Hill Police Officer murdered by a black nationalist, and whose death we aren’t supposed to remember.

It happened in 2021, three months after the so-called ‘insurrection’ at the capitol.[Nation of Islam mourns ‘brother’ Noah Green who died while killing Capitol cop, New York Post, April 7, 2021]:

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said the group is mourning its “brother” who died assaulting Capitol cops last week — saying the cop killer could have been a future “star” for the movement.

In a statement Tuesday, the Nation of Islam confirmed that Noah Green, 25, was studying to become a full member — but blamed “potential mental illness” for him plowing a car into two Capitol cops and then jumping out with a knife on Friday.

“I am sure, had he been blessed to come through the crisis that he was going through, he would have been a star in the mission of the resurrection of our people,” Farrakhan said in the statement.

“We need to know what happened to our brother,” he said.

The group said it was investigating what happened to Green and “cannot rest until we find out what caused him to take a turn like this.”

“We are saddened by the loss of this brother with such great potential,” the group said.

“With heavy hearts we offer sympathy and condolences to his mother, father, family and friends.”

The message of support comes as newly revealed video footage reportedly shows Green calmly buying the knife he used just 90 minutes before launching the attack that killed Capitol cop William Evans, an 18-year veteran.

The footage obtained...

July 26, 2021 • 66 Comments

It’s all about Erasing America…[Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language, Business Insider, June 19, 2021]:

  • Over 1,000 places in the US, like streams and mountain peaks, have been flagged for offensive names.

  • Democrats in Congress introduced a bill aimed at reviewing and revising the offensive names.

  • Places that have been flagged include slurs for Black people, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in the US.

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Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Friday to rename more than 1,000 places in the US named with offensive language and racist slurs.

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, and Rep. Al Green introduced the bill along with 25 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, all Democrats.

Lawmakers first introduced the bill last year with Rep. Deb Haaland, who now serves as the secretary of the interior as the first Native American cabinet secretary in US history.

“We need to immediately stop honoring the ugly legacy of racism and bigotry, and that’s why I’m introducing the Reconciliation in Place Names Act with my colleagues,” Warren said in a statement.

The bill would take aim at land units and geographic features, like forests, streams, and wilderness areas, with racist or bigoted names. It would create a process to review and rename places with inoffensive names. According to the statement from the lawmakers, questionable names have been identified for 1,441 federally recognized places.

More than 600 places have the word “n—-,” a slur for Black people, in their name, according to a database from the US Geological Survey. In Oklahoma there is Dead N—- Spring, so-named because a deceased Black person was found there, according to the USGS.

In New Mexico, there is a reservoir called W—— Tank, named with a slur for...

July 23, 2021 • 85 Comments

A grim milestone, but one only possible because of the black and brown individuals shooting other black and brown people in Philadelphia. [Philly’s gun-violence crisis has surpassed a bleak milestone with 10,000 shot since 2015: Even in a city that has long been plagued by violence, the epidemic of gun crime has hit a level unmatched in recent memory — a pace that began last summer and has persisted since., Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2021]:

Philadelphia this past week surpassed another bleak milestone of bloodshed, as 10,000 people have now been killed or wounded in shootings in the city since 2015, the year police began routinely posting gun-violence statistics online.

The mark was eclipsed during a week in which the city’s shootings crisis continued at an unrelenting pace. In the first eight days of July, 77 people were struck by gunfire, including a 63-year-old woman injured in a double shooting in Kensington, a 30-year-old man killed in a quintuple shooting in East Mount Airy, and a 16-year-old fatally shot in a North Philadelphia homicide that also left a 15-year-old wounded.

Even in a city that has for decades been plagued by violence, the epidemic of gun crime has hit a new level unmatched in recent memory — a pace that began last summer and has been unsettlingly persistent in the months since.

One example: Just past the midway point of 2021, only one day has passed without someone getting shot. But there have been 30 days in which 10 or more people have been killed or wounded by bullets — an occurrence that was a relative rarity as recently as two years ago.

The sustained surge has overwhelmingly hurt Black and brown communities and is evident by nearly any metric. The city’s midyear homicide total in 2021 — the vast majority of which were gun killings — was the highest in at least 60 years.

City leaders — including Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, and District Attorney Larry Krasner — have each repeatedly blamed...

July 22, 2021 • 102 Comments

We all know the quote. Today, it hurts more when you consider what should have been done during the Black Lives Matter insurrection of 2020: the US Military should have put down the riots after the burning of the 3rd Precinct in Minneapolis, with the elected officials in the beleaguered city acquiescing their monopoly on violence to the mob.

It only got worse across the nation after this, with lawlessness leading to the toppling of statues and monuments, burning of buildings, loss of life, and massive property damage. Worse, all police became fearful of being accused of racism if they had a filmed encounter with a black suspect, leading to a massive homicide/nonfatal shooting increase nationwide.

With this, we remember the words of Whittier, “for all the sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘it might have been.”[Trump said he regrets not ‘immediately’ sending in the US military to quash nationwide unrest last summer, Business Insider, July 19, 2021];

Former President Donald Trump said he regretted not “immediately” deploying the military into US cities to quash unrest last summer.

“I think if I had it to do again, I would have brought in the military immediately,” Trump told the Washington Post reporters Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker in a March interview, according to an excerpt from their new book, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.”

After the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020, calls for racial justice and condemnation of police brutality quickly turned into protests. While many were peaceful, others were not. Unrest in the aftermath of Floyd’s murder was seen in numerous cities across the country, from Portland, Oregon, to Washington, DC.

On June 1, 2020, Trump threatened to deploy US troops if states did not call up the National Guard to deal with the protests and, at times, rioting, violence,...

July 20, 2021 • 59 Comments

It’s not a conspiracy when the right people celebrate the disenfranchisement of White America. It’s just a fact worthy of shouting from the highest hill. [Dem Senator Dick Durbin: White People Are Being Demographically Replaced, GOP Is Doomed, Information Liberation, July 19, 2021]:

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin on Monday boasted that “the demographics of America are not on the side of the Republican Party” and predicted that an ongoing influx of “new voters” will ensure the GOP is doomed.

“The demographics of America are not on the side of the Republican Party,” Durbin said. “The new voters in this country are moving away from them, away from Donald Trump, away from their party creed that they preach.”

I thought the Great Replacement was a “conspiracy theory”?

Is this why the border has been thrown wide open to unlimited third world immigration and illegals are secretly being flown all over the country by the military?

Meanwhile, the GOP is looking for the next non-white to promote as their avatar for minority outreach, while The Great Replacement ensures the Republican opportunity for capturing state and national elections is as likely as their party winning the mayoral election if nearly 95 percent non-white Detroit.

Demographics is destiny, after all.