Earlier by Judd Benjamin: Fourth Circuit Bobos Put Judiciary On Collision Course With America
Pop the champagne corks! In Hawaii v. Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld by a 5-4 vote the Administration’s travel ban order. Chief Justice John Robert’s majority opinion ruled that reasonable immigration restrictions to protect our county are constitutional. But turn to the opinion’s two dissents—one by Justice Sonia (“Wise Latina”) Sotomayor joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the other by Justice Stephen Breyer joined by Justice Elena Kagan—and the bubbly quickly loses its fizz. In fact, it’s positively sour.
That these particular justices dissented hardly surprises. But their reasoning is more than a buzz-kill; it must send a chill down the spine of all supporters of patriotic immigration reform. Without putting too fine a point on the matter, these dissents aim to end serious debate about immigration by labeling as “animus” perfectly reasonable and valid claims about differences among national groups, ethnicities, and religions.
These dissents point to President Trump’s observations that Muslims are more likely to commit terrorist acts and less likely to assimilate well into Western societies. Rather than see these observations as largely factual claims or reasonable historical interpretations appropriate to the rough-and-tumble democratic process, the dissents label them “animus”—i.e. impermissible hate.
By so labeling these facts, these dissents pose an obvious threat to politicians: make judgements about certain minority groups, dare mention certain unmentionable truths, try to educate the American public about immigration—and face a judiciary that will strike down your administrative actions as unconstitutional “animus.”
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Help us stand up in support of ICE, in support of the rule of law, and in support of keeping America American!
#AbolishIce is not just a hashtag, and its supporters are not looking for a kinder, gentler version of border control. Recently, the Left has escalated its calls for Open Borders by publishing the identities of ICE agents so they and their families can be easily targeted at their homes and places of work. Microsoft groveled after a blog post in which the company hailed their “proud support of ICE” went viral and was compared to “IBM’s work during the Holocaust.” Actress Cynthia Nixon, currently running for governor in New York, along with Kirsten Gillibrand, senator from New York, joined together to call for the abolition of ICE. Nixon even went so far as to call it a “terrorist organization.” Several other politicians have echoed the call.
In Oakland, Open Borders enthusiasts even organized a street protest against a Homeland Security operation aimed at human traffickers of juveniles. These radicals are so obsessed with displacing the historic American nation that they would prefer to protect, rather than prosecute, criminals who traffic kids. Let that sink in.
VDARE.com’s John Derbyshire recently expressed puzzlement over American Ruling Class Russophobia, arguing that the country is a “economic nonentity” with a population that is “increasingly composed of aging drunks.” Maybe so, but in at least one alarming respect Russia may be converging with the West.
In recent months, the MSM have been reporting research that has found that IQ scores in developed countries have been getting worse and worse [Young people ARE getting more stupid, By Isabella Fish, Mail Online, June 12, 2018 ]. So overwhelming has the proof for intelligence decline become that it’s now being explored even by “mainstream” academics, with no connection to British psychologist Michael Woodley of Menie, whose research demonstrating the collapse has been termed the “Woodley Effect” [The Woodley Effect, By James Thompson, Unz Review, February 11, 2017,], with the mass of evidence for it soon to be presented in a full length book [At Our Wits’ End: Why We’re Becoming Less Intelligent and What It Means for the Future, by Edward Dutton and Michael Woodley of Menie, Imprint Academic, 2018].
However, most of these studies show that intelligence is declining in stable Western countries. What if people were also getting dumber in an autocracy with almost no history of democracy plus expansionist ambitions and enormous stockpiles of nuclear weapons? And what if they were getting dumber far more slowly than the West?
This is exactly what’s happening. It’s happening in Putin’s Russia.
Russian psychologist Ekaterina Chmykhova, of the Modern University for Humanities in Moscow, and her team [Dysgenic fertility in the Russian Federation,By Ekaterina Chmykhova et al., Mankind Quarterly, 2016] have found that the rather paranoid people who brought us the October Revolution and Stalin are going to be getting more prone to dictatorship, which is predicted by national low IQ. [Intelligence, By Richard Lynn & Tatu Vanhanen, Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2012] But will likely soon become smarter than the democratic Westerners.
A total of 465 psychologists at 47 regional branches of Russia’s Modern University for the Humanities were despatched to test representative samples for each region aged between 17 and 50. The psychologists were tasked with administering to them the Standard Progressive Matrices (“SPM”). Widely acknowledge to be a highly reliable IQ test, this presents people with sequences of shapes (like the one at right) and asks them to discern the pattern which the sequence is following. This was possible in 29 Russian provinces, giving the team a sample of 4,645 Russians. The researchers also obtained average completed fertility and birth rate data by province from the Russian Federal State Statistics Service.
The result? The “glupyy” (Russian for “stupid”) will inherit the Russian Federation. The correlation between a province’s average IQ score and its average completed fertility (number of children among the middle-aged, who are unlikely to have any more) was -0.49, while the relationship with birth rate (how many children are born to each person) was -0.57.
In social science these are strong correlations and they are statistically significant, meaning they are definitely not a fluke.
By far the lowest average SPM score was in the province of Khakassia, in the central south of the country. This boasted (again, by some margin) the highest average fertility and birth rate.
Another week in the U.S.H., the United States of Hysteria. The occasion of this week's shriek-fest was of course President Trump's engagement with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Sample reaction, this one by Lt. General Mark Hertling in Politico:
In 2016, our country was targeted by an attack [whose] aim was every bit as much to devastate the American homeland as Pearl Harbor or 9/11 … But two years on, we still haven't put any boats or men in the proverbial water. We still have not yet acted—just today, President Donald Trump, a beneficiary of this attack, exonerated the man who ordered it: Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.
Putin’s Attack on the U.S. Is Our Pearl Harbor By Mark Hertling And Molly K. McKew, July 16, 2018
So those Facebook ads posted by Russians in 2016 were just like Pearl Harbor, just like 9/11. It's war, says General Hertling! Get those boats in the water! And Trump is Putin's tool!
Yes, I agree, it's deranged. And yes, I agree: President Trump's notion of what our relations with Russia should be like is more correct, more reasonable, and just more damn sane than General Hertling’s is, or anyone else's in the mob howling for war with Russia.
That said, our President made a poor showing at Helsinki. For a guy with as much TV experience as he has, we should expect a better performance.
Putin is the illegitimate leader of a corrupt and dysfunctional country, an economic nonentity among nations, geographically overstretched, with a rusting military and a population increasingly composed of aging drunks. Trump is the constitutionally elected leader of a country so prosperous, buoyant, and secure, our main national problem is holding back the tide of people trying to break in across our borders to share in our blessed bounty.