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By DEA News on 2018-11-19 08:21:00 -0500
DEA press release, emphasis added by VDARE.com: Francisco Castaneda Rivera has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly transporting 4.5 kilograms of heroin - hidden inside a car battery - from Texas to the Atlanta area. “Drug distribution is about delivering misery to the consumer,” said Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Atlanta Fiel...
By Steve Sailer on 2018-11-19 03:02:00 -0500
One of the questions that I brought up in my review of Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s The Coddling of the American Mind was whether the usual high degree of unhappiness found on college campuses is getting worse. This could just be random noise, but here’s an article from New Zealand finding a similar trend: Demand for university counselling services grows 25 per cent in two years Adele Redm...
By Allan Wall on 2018-11-18 23:14:00 -0500

racistbacklashThings are really heating up in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego: the Central American caravan is provoking angry protests and even an attempt to storm a “migrant shelter”. [Mexicans Storm Migrant Shelter in Tijuana, Shouting for ‘Pigs’ to Leave, by Jason McGahan, Daily Beast, November 18, 2018] The critical question: will the Trump Administration react as strongly when the caravanners try to get into the U.S.?

Tijuana residents fear that, as has happened before, many of these Hondurans may get trapped in Mexico and stay in Tijuana. This explains their reaction as compared to that in central and southern Mexico, where the caravan was helped along its way by local authorities, who provided them transportation so they would continue on their way northward. But Tijuana is the end of the road. It's as far as the caravan can go and still be in Mexico. And interestingly, many of the arguments the Tijuana demonstrators are using are those Americans who criticize illegal immigration:

Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The [Mexican] federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000...On Sunday, displeased Tijuana residents waved Mexican flags, sang the Mexican national anthem and shouted "Out!" Out!".... They accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana. They also complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion". And they voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group. "We don't want them in Tijuana," protesters shouted.

 Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city
by Yesica Fisch and Amy Guthrie, AP, November 18, 2018 [Emphases added]

And from the Daily Beast report cited above (emphases added):

By Steve Sailer on 2018-11-18 22:14:00 -0500
With the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11-0, from the Chicago Sun-Times: He ran for judge, lost, changed parties, took Irish name, won Cook County race Phillip Spiwak lost a judge’s race as a Republican. But he won after changing parties to Democrat and changing his name to Shannon P. O’Malley. Abigail Blachman | Injustice Watch … Irish-sounding names have long given Cook County judicial candidates a...
By Barton Cockey on 2018-11-18 21:02:00 -0500
One of the pleasures of Facebook is the opportunity to see the latest virtue signals. Possibly because our President is “literally Hitler” and prominent Republicans are actually suggesting that it might be a good idea to stop alien invasions, the urgency and frequency of virtue signaling seem to be at an all-time high. A cute meme that has been bouncing around lately involves a photograph of two eg...
By Paul Kersey on 2018-11-18 15:05:00 -0500
Previously on SBPDL: Since Blacks are arrested disproportionately for fare evasion on public transportation, nationwide movement for decriminalization Can we just make it illegal to arrest black people for any crime, and get it over with? Black anti-social behavior is absolutely destroying what's left of western civilization in the United States, so why not just decriminalize it once and for all so...
By Steve Sailer on 2018-11-18 14:40:00 -0500
William Goldman, perhaps the most famous screenwriter of the later 1970s, author of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, has died at 87. Mark Steyn has an obituary. Generally speaking, books about screenwriting are written by people who aren’t very successful at it. For example, Story by Robert McKee (who is played by Brian Cox in Adaptation) is an impressive combination of ...
By Audacious Epigone on 2018-11-18 14:34:00 -0500
An overarching reason political dissolution seems likely is how starkly generational feelings about it are. Among Jews, for example, while just 6.8% of those aged fifty and older favor peaceful secession, 35.6% of those under fifty years old do. Those are the buckets I had to use to get statistical significant sample sizes, but the Jewish trend follows the general age trend all the way up and down ...
By Lance Welton on 2018-11-17 22:10:00 -0500

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Three months before President Trump was elected, a meme appeared on social media calling for Queen Elizabeth to overrule the Declaration of Independence and “Make America Great Britain Again,” as this was surely preferable to allowing The Donald to become the US head of state. [Americans shun Trump and campaign to install Britain’s QUEEN as head of state, By Sofia Delgado, Express, August 14 2016] Considering the state of political chaos in which the U.K. is now embroiled over the imminent departure from the European Union mandated by the 2016 Brexit referendum, perhaps someone should start a petition for Britain to go the way of Hawaii—get rid of its monarch and become a US territory.

Not since the Suez Crisis of 1956, when Egyptian dictator Colonel Nasser took control of the Suez Canal, de facto British territory, has Britain witnessed such turmoil in its government. It’s been suggested that the Suez Crisis was ultimately reducible to psychology. For some inexplicable reason, Colonel Nasser and Anthony Eden, British premier at the time, just hated each other. Had that not been so, it’s possible that a peaceful accommodation might have been reached. But the personal hostility between the two leaders was so intense that there just had to be a war, which Eden (drugged-up and semi-deranged due to chronic illness) had to humiliatingly withdraw from because Eisenhower wouldn’t help. [Blood and Sand comprehensively destroys what’s left of Anthony Eden’s reputation, By Nigel Jones, The Spectator, October 1, 2016].

As far as I can see, a great deal of the crisis currently sweeping the British government can be reduced to similar differences in psychology, and especially upbringing.

But first some background. There is a very fundamental split within the UK’s Conservative government. The ardent “Remainers,” who, like former Prime Minister David Cameron, actively campaigned for the UK to stay in the European Union in the run-up to the referendum of June 23, 2016, have been pretty much purged from senior positions. So the split is between the “Cautious Remainers,” who wanted to stay in but diplomatically kept their heads down during the campaign, and the “Leavers” who are now allied with “Reluctant Remainers,” Eurosceptics (spelled that way because they’re a UK phenomenon) who voted “Remain” while holding their noses.

By Nathan Doyle on 2018-11-17 18:16:00 -0500
Ever since Brian Kemp won Georgia’s gubernatorial election on November 6th, his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams and her various allies have wailed and gnashed and filed lawsuits in an attempt to overturn the outcome. But on Friday afternoon, Abrams finally acknowledged that Kemp will be seated as the next governor. However, in the long-standing tradition of blacks being horrible sportsmen, she ga...
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By Allan Wall on 2018-11-18 23:14:00 -0500

racistbacklashThings are really heating up in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego: the Central American caravan is provoking angry protests and even an attempt to storm a “migrant shelter”. [Mexicans Storm Migrant Shelter in Tijuana, Shouting for ‘Pigs’ to Leave, by Jason McGahan, Daily Beast, November 18, 2018] The critical question: will the Trump Administration react as strongly when the caravanners try to get into the U.S.?

Tijuana residents fear that, as has happened before, many of these Hondurans may get trapped in Mexico and stay in Tijuana. This explains their reaction as compared to that in central and southern Mexico, where the caravan was helped along its way by local authorities, who provided them transportation so they would continue on their way northward. But Tijuana is the end of the road. It's as far as the caravan can go and still be in Mexico. And interestingly, many of the arguments the Tijuana demonstrators are using are those Americans who criticize illegal immigration:

Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The [Mexican] federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000...On Sunday, displeased Tijuana residents waved Mexican flags, sang the Mexican national anthem and shouted "Out!" Out!".... They accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana. They also complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion". And they voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group. "We don't want them in Tijuana," protesters shouted.

 Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city
by Yesica Fisch and Amy Guthrie, AP, November 18, 2018 [Emphases added]

And from the Daily Beast report cited above (emphases added):

By Lance Welton on 2018-11-17 22:10:00 -0500

Vassal

Three months before President Trump was elected, a meme appeared on social media calling for Queen Elizabeth to overrule the Declaration of Independence and “Make America Great Britain Again,” as this was surely preferable to allowing The Donald to become the US head of state. [Americans shun Trump and campaign to install Britain’s QUEEN as head of state, By Sofia Delgado, Express, August 14 2016] Considering the state of political chaos in which the U.K. is now embroiled over the imminent departure from the European Union mandated by the 2016 Brexit referendum, perhaps someone should start a petition for Britain to go the way of Hawaii—get rid of its monarch and become a US territory.

Not since the Suez Crisis of 1956, when Egyptian dictator Colonel Nasser took control of the Suez Canal, de facto British territory, has Britain witnessed such turmoil in its government. It’s been suggested that the Suez Crisis was ultimately reducible to psychology. For some inexplicable reason, Colonel Nasser and Anthony Eden, British premier at the time, just hated each other. Had that not been so, it’s possible that a peaceful accommodation might have been reached. But the personal hostility between the two leaders was so intense that there just had to be a war, which Eden (drugged-up and semi-deranged due to chronic illness) had to humiliatingly withdraw from because Eisenhower wouldn’t help. [Blood and Sand comprehensively destroys what’s left of Anthony Eden’s reputation, By Nigel Jones, The Spectator, October 1, 2016].

As far as I can see, a great deal of the crisis currently sweeping the British government can be reduced to similar differences in psychology, and especially upbringing.

But first some background. There is a very fundamental split within the UK’s Conservative government. The ardent “Remainers,” who, like former Prime Minister David Cameron, actively campaigned for the UK to stay in the European Union in the run-up to the referendum of June 23, 2016, have been pretty much purged from senior positions. So the split is between the “Cautious Remainers,” who wanted to stay in but diplomatically kept their heads down during the campaign, and the “Leavers” who are now allied with “Reluctant Remainers,” Eurosceptics (spelled that way because they’re a UK phenomenon) who voted “Remain” while holding their noses.

By John Derbyshire on 2018-11-16 22:50:00 -0500

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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.]

Nationalism is definitely a Thing right now—so much so that National Public Radio on November 14th declared "nationalist" to be the Word of the Year for 2018. [Opinion: 'Nationalist' Arises, With Myriad Connotations, As The Word Of 2018, by Geoffrey Nunberg, November 14, 2018]

A few reasons:

  • At a pre-election campaign rally in Texas, President Trump had declared himself a proud nationalist. Apparently in response to this, at a ceremony in Paris last Sunday to commemorate the Armistice that ended World War One a hundred years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron laid in to nationalism: "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism."
  • That Armistice Day, November 11th, is also, as it happens, Poland's National Independence Day, a public holiday—the Polish July Fourth, as it were. This year is the centenary not only of the Armistice, but also of modern Polish independence, which Poles seized as the empires of Russia, Germany, and Austria were disintegrating all around them in 1918.
  • In Britain, the most significant nationalist event of the past few decades was the 2016 vote by referendum to leave the European Union—Brexit. Negotiations between the British government and the EU on the terms of departure have dragged on for two and a half years, but the matter now seems at last to be coming to a head.
  • There is talk of building a new European Army independent of NATO. German Chancellor Angela Merkel chimed in with agreement. We American nationalists would like nothing better than for the U.S.A. to withdraw from NATO. That would be a great boost to our nationalism, American Our nationalist President, however, disagrees: he scoffed at Macron's idea. 
  • Yoram Hazony's book The Virtue of Nationalism, published in September, has been widely reviewed and discussed.

Nationalism is highly relevant to our mission here at VDARE.com: to promote thoughtful, well-informed discussion of the U.S.A.'s National Question, with special attention to issues of demographics and foreign settlement.

I have to say I find Macron deeply unimpressive. None of his recorded remarks has struck me as very intelligent or memorable. The French themselves seem to agree with me: Macron's party is polling poorly, below twenty percent—behind Marine Le Pen's nationalists. [French far-right overtakes Macron in EU parliament election poll, by David Chazan, Financial Times, November 4, 2018]

It's characteristic of mediocrities like Macron to be in thrall to the shallow clichés of the generation that came before them. For Macron in particular to be in thrall to the generation before him would actually be less surprising than the average, as he is married to a member of that generation. Mrs. Macron's generation is also mine, more or less—she is eight years younger than I am—so I can speak with authority about those shallow clichés that were in the air during the decades after WW2.

One of those clichés was that while patriotism was good, nationalism was bad. Patriotism, the talking heads all told us in 1960 and 1970, was the warm, loving feeling you have for your country, with no malice or prejudice against anyone else's country. Where there was such malice—or disdain, or contempt, or aggressive intentions—that was nationalism.

So nationalism was patriotism with attitude.

By Peter Brimelow on 2018-11-15 22:52:00 -0500

Peter Brimelow writes: It’s a measure of the lunatic times in which we live that Paul Gottfried’s entirely peaceful and cerebral H.L. Mencken Club, which I’ve regularly addressed (here and here etc.) had to hold its recent Eleventh Annual Meeting, on November 2-4, right before the Midterm Elections, on the theme “Is America Still A Nation?”,  unadvertised and essentially in secret, with prominent speakers intimidated into withdrawing at the last moment and no photographs or recordings allowed. It nevertheless succeeded in assembling a significant audience—but what would have happened if Hillary Clinton had won?

Robert Weissberg: Okay, our final speaker is a man whom you know, a British-born financial journalist, founder of VDARE.com, which I read, and author of several books, including Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster, 1995, among the most widely-read books on immigration, and his examination of ethnic cleavages in Canada and the use of it as a political football, The Patriot Game, 1986, nearly as famous as his work on American immigration. I'm sure many of you have seen him before, he's always worth listening too, so I give you, Peter Brimelow.

Peter Brimelow: Thank you, Bob, thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Paul, I'm going to record myself, so please don't throw me out! [Gottfried agrees]. Thanks very much. How long have I got?

RW: Twenty minutes.

PB: Right. So I want to thank Paul and Mary Gottfried for putting this conference on, it's more of an achievement than you may realize, but I'll come to that in a minute. And I also want to commiserate with my fellow panel members for not being able to go into the White House because they sat on a panel with me!

Some of you may not know the story that Paul was alluding to in his talk last night. A couple of years ago, there was a young academic called Darren Beattie who was on the platform here with me. And when it was discovered that he’d later gone to work in the White House, there was a one of these Two-Minute Hates that the Main Stream media specialize in, and he was fired because he was on the same platform as me.

Now my views on immigration have not changed—they've not changed in a long time—but they've been public since 1992, when I wrote a big cover story for National Review (incredibly!) called Time to Rethink Immigration?, which ultimately grew into my book Alien Nation.

But what's happened is that it's just become more difficult to express these ideas, they've become more “toxic,” as the Left says now—despite the fact, or in fact because of the fact, that Americans have elected an insurrectionary president in the form of Donald Trump, whose position paper [PDF] on immigration on August 15, 2015 was perfect. We regard it as perfect statement— it said all the things, including opposing Birthright Citizenship, which we've been saying for nearly 20 years.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2018-11-15 17:19:00 -0500

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Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building.

CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president.

Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta's press pass must be returned immediately and his White House press privileges restored.

"If left unchallenged," CNN warned, "the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials." A dozen news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, are filing amicus briefs on CNN's behalf.

On Thursday, the Trump administration raised the stakes.

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