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Article By James Fulford on 10/21/2021

Earlier by Washington Watcher: The U.S. Military Is Woke—Patriots Must Demand Court Martials, Forced Retirements

As Ann Coulter noted last night, we’ve just learned that near the end of his term as President, Donald Trump wanted to send troops to the border to protect America from the invasion—an idea “quashed” by Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense:

Trump’s Pentagon Chief Quashed Idea to Send 250,000 Troops to the Border, by David E. Sanger, Michael D. Shear and Eric Schmitt, October 19, 2021

“Top national security aides to former President Trump also talked him out of launching military raids against drug cartels inside Mexico.”

As Ann said:

Of course, the Times’ take is: Isn’t he awful? Yes, New York Times, because he didn’t do it. Not because he said he would.

It is obviously wrong for the Secretary of Defense—a Trump appointee—to “quash” attempts by the President to defend the country. Esper had earlier “quashed” attempts to defend Americans (and the White House) from the looting, burning, and murdering mobs of Black Lives Matter and antifa, as James Kirkpatrick reported in July of last year:

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a Trump appointee, reportedly opposed the President’s desire to use federal troops to quell the BLM riots in Washington, D.C., and the Pentagon countermanded the president’s troop deployment orders. James Mattis, Trump’s former defense secretary and a former Marine general, strongly criticized Trump’s riot response and sided with the protesters [Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests, by Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire, Michael Balsamo and James LaPorta, Associated Press, June 4, 2020].

Here's how, according to the New York Times, Esper is supposed to have reacted to proposals to use the American Armed Forces to actually defend America:

In the spring of 2020, Mark T. Esper, the defense secretary, was alarmed to learn of an idea under discussion at a top military command and at the Department of Homeland Security to send as many as 250,000 troops — more than half the active U.S. Army, and a sixth of all American forces — to the southern border in what would have been the largest use of the military inside the United States since the Civil War. [Emphasis added throughout.]

When the NYT says “inside the United States,” it means “defending the border with Mexico.” My position (repeated here on our site over a dozen times) is that defending borders is what armies are for.

Post By Steve Sailer on 10/21/2021
The actual new scientific study the AJC is reporting on is fun: But in results published Wednesday in Nature, scientists presented what they think are new answers to this mystery. By analyzing the imprint of a rare solar storm in tree rings from wood found at the Canadian site, scientists have decisively pinned down when Norse explorers were in Newfoundland: the year A.D. 1021, or exactly 1,000 y...
Article By Patrick J. Buchanan on 10/21/2021

Before the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels this week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a side trip to Georgia and Ukraine.

Purpose: Assure these nations that America has their back and encourage their hopes of future admission to NATO. Austin, said the Pentagon, would tell both nations there is an "open door to NATO."

Post By John Derbyshire on 10/21/2021
The Radio Derb transcript is up for October 15, 2021. Go here to read or listen. 01m04s  Slow systemic collapse.  (The whole shebang.) 06m31s  Radicals take over school boards.  (The tentacles of the Left.) 14m22s  Our lawless law schools.  (Race at Yale.) 21m36s  Canceling biology.  (Denying race and sex.) 30m35s  VDARE goes to SCOTUS.  (Worth a try.) 36m08s  The 25th Bond movie.  (Our uncreative ...
Post By Paul Kersey on 10/21/2021
To understand just how far the country has gone down the rabbit hole of George Floyd–influenced hysteria, there’s no need to follow a white rabbit. You won’t encounter a Mad Hatter or a Cheshire Cat, just continuous reminders of a nation once existing but lost in the tears of Floydism. Professor sues UCLA after refusing to grade Black students more leniently than peers, by Emma Colton, Fox News, O...
Post By Steve Sailer on 10/21/2021
One theory: NBA players tend to have an unfortunately high average rate of doing bad things to women in their free time. The NBA subsidizing the Women’s NBA helps buy off the lesbian feminist movement from complaining much about it. [Comment at Unz.com]...
Post By Steve Sailer on 10/21/2021
A reader writes: Dear Steve, I was amused to see your article today linking deafness politics to trans politics. As someone who was born mostly deaf, I’ve thought about these parallels before and considered writing something on it, though I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone else note the connection. One interesting thing you didn’t mention is how the radical stance is reversed across the two cases. Tha...
Article By Jared Taylor on 10/20/2021

 A great lineup of speakers, as usual.

I never tire of telling this story: Years ago, at an American Renaissance conference, a friend who had just arrived for the Friday evening reception of his second conference, walked up to me and said, “It’s great to be among the living again.” That was 15 years ago, at a time when the mental distance between an AmRen conference goer and a CNN reporter was—what?—half what it is today.

The things we are supposed to at least pretend to believe grow more psychotic every day, so it is all the more thrilling to be in the same room with hundreds of clear-headed unbelievers. And you can still join us. This year’s American Renaissance conference (November 12-14) is only a little more than three weeks away, but we still have seats available.

As usual, we have a great line up. Perennial stars such as Sam Dickson—who has closed every conference since the very first one 27 years ago—and VDARE.com’s Peter Brimelow will be joined by exciting newcomers. David Cole is one of those geniuses who can write about deadly serious things without sounding deadly serious. He is my favorite among the many sharp people who write for Taki’s Magazine, and I can assure you he is as charming and funny in person as he is in print (or on screen?).

We are also happy to be welcoming Michelle Malkin for her first time. She is certainly one of the most courageous, hard-hitting columnists in the mainstream today, and we are delighted she will be joining us.

We will also be hearing from two of the most dynamic young parliamentarians in Europe today. Ruuben Kaalep was the head of the youth movement of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia before his election in 2019, age 26, to the Estonian parliament. This will be his second AmRen conference appearance. He has, of course, been given all the honorific titles our detractors bestow on anyone who can think straight.

In 2019, Dries Van Langenhove became the youngest person ever elected to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. He is a committed nationalist, and has become one of the most popular members of parliament. Travel from the continent may be complicated by Covid, but we will at least be hearing from our European comrades by video.

Article By Ann Coulter on 10/20/2021

If you really, really miss Donald Trump, MSNBC may just be for you! Biden is cratering, fuel prices are skyrocketing (hey, anybody seen Greta Thunberg?), hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are pouring across our border, and the murder rate keeps hitting historic highs. But the establishment media can’t stop talking about TRUMP.

Post By Steve Sailer on 10/20/2021
Four weeks ago in Taki’s Magazine, I cited the huge issue for the future of our country raised by the Establishment meltdown over a photo of a Border Patrolman on horseback responding to a Haitian immigrant: The sudden crossing of the Rio Grande river at Del Rio, Texas, by 15,000 Haitians is a reminder that the most prophetic novel of the last half century was the late Jean Raspail’s 1973 book ...
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By James Fulford on 10/21/2021

Earlier by Washington Watcher: The U.S. Military Is Woke—Patriots Must Demand Court Martials, Forced Retirements

As Ann Coulter noted last night, we’ve just learned that near the end of his term as President, Donald Trump wanted to send troops to the border to protect America from the invasion—an idea “quashed” by Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense:

Trump’s Pentagon Chief Quashed Idea to Send 250,000 Troops to the Border, by David E. Sanger, Michael D. Shear and Eric Schmitt, October 19, 2021

“Top national security aides to former President Trump also talked him out of launching military raids against drug cartels inside Mexico.”

As Ann said:

Of course, the Times’ take is: Isn’t he awful? Yes, New York Times, because he didn’t do it. Not because he said he would.

It is obviously wrong for the Secretary of Defense—a Trump appointee—to “quash” attempts by the President to defend the country. Esper had earlier “quashed” attempts to defend Americans (and the White House) from the looting, burning, and murdering mobs of Black Lives Matter and antifa, as James Kirkpatrick reported in July of last year:

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a Trump appointee, reportedly opposed the President’s desire to use federal troops to quell the BLM riots in Washington, D.C., and the Pentagon countermanded the president’s troop deployment orders. James Mattis, Trump’s former defense secretary and a former Marine general, strongly criticized Trump’s riot response and sided with the protesters [Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests, by Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire, Michael Balsamo and James LaPorta, Associated Press, June 4, 2020].

Here's how, according to the New York Times, Esper is supposed to have reacted to proposals to use the American Armed Forces to actually defend America:

In the spring of 2020, Mark T. Esper, the defense secretary, was alarmed to learn of an idea under discussion at a top military command and at the Department of Homeland Security to send as many as 250,000 troops — more than half the active U.S. Army, and a sixth of all American forces — to the southern border in what would have been the largest use of the military inside the United States since the Civil War. [Emphasis added throughout.]

When the NYT says “inside the United States,” it means “defending the border with Mexico.” My position (repeated here on our site over a dozen times) is that defending borders is what armies are for.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 10/21/2021

Before the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels this week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a side trip to Georgia and Ukraine.

Purpose: Assure these nations that America has their back and encourage their hopes of future admission to NATO. Austin, said the Pentagon, would tell both nations there is an "open door to NATO."

By Jared Taylor on 10/20/2021

 A great lineup of speakers, as usual.

I never tire of telling this story: Years ago, at an American Renaissance conference, a friend who had just arrived for the Friday evening reception of his second conference, walked up to me and said, “It’s great to be among the living again.” That was 15 years ago, at a time when the mental distance between an AmRen conference goer and a CNN reporter was—what?—half what it is today.

The things we are supposed to at least pretend to believe grow more psychotic every day, so it is all the more thrilling to be in the same room with hundreds of clear-headed unbelievers. And you can still join us. This year’s American Renaissance conference (November 12-14) is only a little more than three weeks away, but we still have seats available.

As usual, we have a great line up. Perennial stars such as Sam Dickson—who has closed every conference since the very first one 27 years ago—and VDARE.com’s Peter Brimelow will be joined by exciting newcomers. David Cole is one of those geniuses who can write about deadly serious things without sounding deadly serious. He is my favorite among the many sharp people who write for Taki’s Magazine, and I can assure you he is as charming and funny in person as he is in print (or on screen?).

We are also happy to be welcoming Michelle Malkin for her first time. She is certainly one of the most courageous, hard-hitting columnists in the mainstream today, and we are delighted she will be joining us.

We will also be hearing from two of the most dynamic young parliamentarians in Europe today. Ruuben Kaalep was the head of the youth movement of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia before his election in 2019, age 26, to the Estonian parliament. This will be his second AmRen conference appearance. He has, of course, been given all the honorific titles our detractors bestow on anyone who can think straight.

In 2019, Dries Van Langenhove became the youngest person ever elected to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. He is a committed nationalist, and has become one of the most popular members of parliament. Travel from the continent may be complicated by Covid, but we will at least be hearing from our European comrades by video.

By Ann Coulter on 10/20/2021

If you really, really miss Donald Trump, MSNBC may just be for you! Biden is cratering, fuel prices are skyrocketing (hey, anybody seen Greta Thunberg?), hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are pouring across our border, and the murder rate keeps hitting historic highs. But the establishment media can’t stop talking about TRUMP.

By Edward Dutton on 10/19/2021

Charles Murray (The Bell Curve, Coming Apart, Human Diversity) is rightly bitter about the disgraceful shutout of his latest book Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race from the current U.S. and international debate—actually, dogma—about “systemic racism.” But what this shutout shows is that what John Derbyshire has called a “Murraytopia”— “people accept reality, including the reality of race differences, and social advancement is strictly meritocraticc”—is impossible. And, more immediately, it shows that “Murrayism”—trying reasonably to discuss racial differences while making many concessions to the anti-science Left and suppressing Politically Incorrect science that goes further—has failed. Now what?

Murray laid out his disillusionment and despair in a Twitter thread this summer:

Charles Murray on Twitter

 

Perhaps indicative of this despair, Murray has petulantly refused to review Kathryn Paige Harden’s disingenuous attempt to make genetics palatable to progressives, The Genetic Lottery, because she used him—again disgracefully—as a strawman:

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