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Post By Steve Sailer on 10/01/2023
Promotional photo via Iowa State. iSteve commenter PaceLaw writes: Hey Steve, this story that’s happening in real time will probably make your head explode. I’m watching the Michigan State v. Iowa Big 10 game and the White/Korean-American quarterback, Noah Kim, has thrown an interception to your unicorn, white cornerback Cooper DeJean. Just reviewing what I wrote makes it seem like a Babylon Bee ...
Article By Carl Horowitz on 09/30/2023

See, earlier The Fulford File: Ann Coulter On Willie Horton, Joey Fournier—And What Life Is Really Like and Ann Coulter: Bush's Finest 30 Seconds—The Willie Horton Ad

The sight of the Great Replacement invasion at the southwest border should provoke outrage. It hasn’t, but it could, and in very much the old-fashioned way: with the same type of “Willie Horton ad” that catapulted George H.W. Bush into the White House, despite being behind Democrat Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the polls at the end of July 1988 [The Shadow of Dukakis Looms Over Biden, by David Catron, The American Spectator, August 7, 2020].

Think back to 35 years ago, when William Robert Horton, now 72, a convicted felon, commanded the national spotlight. That was due to an independently produced campaign TV ad aimed at Governor Dukakis for championing a weekend prison furlough program through which Horton committed additional felonies.

Horton had earned a prominent place in the annals of American crime on the night of October 26, 1974, when he and two accomplices robbed a gas station in Lawrence, Mass. One of the perps stabbed Joey Fournier, a 17-year-old attendant, 19 times and then stuffed him in a barrel where he died [35 years after Horton murder, victim’s kin carry on his memory, by Laurel J. Sweet, Boston Herald, October 26, 2009]. In May 1975, all three defendants were convicted of armed robbery and murder. Horton got life without parole. It wasn’t his first stretch in prison. He’d done three years in the slammer in South Carolina for assault with the intent to kill. Unfortunately, this time he had a way out.

In 1972, the Massachusetts legislature had enacted a law, signed by Republican Governor Francis Sargent, authorizing weekend furloughs to prisoners. First-degree murderers were ineligible, but the next year, the state Supreme Court decreed that they were. In 1976, during Michael Dukakis’ first term as governor, the legislature passed a bill overturning the ruling, but Dukakis vetoed it because it would “cut the heart out of efforts at inmate rehabilitation.”

Cut to a decade later. Willie Horton had received nine furloughs. The tenth would be his last. On June 6, 1986, a cop pulled him over for an apparent traffic offense. Rather than comply with the officer’s directive, Horton sped off, crashed the vehicle, escaped to Florida, and resettled in Maryland.

On April 3, 1987, he invaded the Oxon Hill, MD, home of an engaged white couple, Clifford Barnes and Angela Miller. He pistol-whipped and tied up Barnes, raped his fiancée twice, stole her car and drove away. The couple survived. Equally gratifying, Prince George’s County police arrested Horton after a chase and a shootout. He received two consecutive life sentences in addition to his sentence in Massachusetts [Debunking the Willie Horton Ad Controversy, by Carl M. Cannon, Real Clear Politics, December 9, 2018].

Michael Dukakis seemed unconcerned. He not only refused to tighten the requirements of the furlough program, but also declined to meet with, or even apologize to, the traumatized Maryland couple. He even attempted to stonewall a full-scale investigation of the program by the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, which eventually won a Pulitzer Prize for its efforts [Horton case linked newspaper and president, by Lisa Kashinsky, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, December 6, 2018].

The Horton fiasco became common knowledge. In April 1988, during a debate on the eve of the New York Democratic primary, candidate Al Gore raised the

Post By John Derbyshire on 09/30/2023
Earlier: ”I Will Not Be Hectored By Out-Of-Touch Lefties”—Suella Braverman, A Braver Woman Than Most Conservatives As I said in my last week’s podcast, human rights lobbies backed by institutions like the United Nations Refugee Convention and the European Court of Human Rights have enough influence, enough lawyers, and unfortunately enough general support, to wage delaying tactics (”lawfare”) indef...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/30/2023
Earlier: Dept. Of Contemporary Concerns: What If In The Distant Future A Non-Woke Archaeologist Misgenders The Skeleton Of Woman Swimming Champion Lia Thomas? Wouldn’t That Be Awful? From the New York Times news section: Anthropology Conference Drops a Panel Defending Sex as Binary Organizers said the session did not have scientific merit and was harmful to transgender members. Critics of the m...
Post By Patrick Cleburne on 09/30/2023
Elon Musk has set his sails to benefit from the gale of public indignation about the Biden Mob’s implementation of the Democrats’ No Borders policy. ZeroHedge has posted ”Here’s What’s Really Going On”: Elon Musk Livestreams Southern Border Chaos, [by Tyler Durden, September 29, 2023]: On Thursday, Elon Musk asked on X: ”Why do so many American politicians from both parties care 100 times more abou...
Post By Eugene Gant on 09/30/2023
It’s time for Texas Governor Gregg Abbott to start discussing secession and pushing the referendum bill now in the Lone Star House of Representatives. A possible crisis has been brewing since Traitor Joe Biden opened the border to the illegal-alien Great Replacement invasion. The crisis worsened when Biden ordered the Border Patrol to cut the wire. Biden has declared war on his own country, his own...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/30/2023
Earlier: World War Hair In The Cloakrooms Of Congress From The Atlantic: The Horror Stories of Black Hair The Hulu series The Other Black Girl dramatizes the pains of managing Afro-textured hair—and other people’s perceptions of it. By Hannah Giorgis SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 In the 1989 surrealist satire Chameleon Street, two Black men bicker after one says that he prefers women with light skin and “...
Article By Edward Dutton on 09/29/2023

The hashtag #roman empire has reportedly been viewed over a billion times on TikTok, with most videos women asking men the question: How often do you think about the Roman Empire? The surprising answer: a lot. Feminist historian Mary Beard, of course, says it’s because of male chauvinism [How often do you think about the Roman Empire? Expert has thoughts on the new TikTok trend, SkyNews, September 27, 2023]. Well, here’s one reason to think about it: I believe the rise and fall of Rome coincided with the rise and fall of Roman intelligence. Rome fell because its people were becoming less intelligent. And the same thing is happening today.

Many theories attempt to explain the Roman Empire’s collapse. It was overstretched, meaning it could no longer efficiently transport the necessary raw materials. Or it came up against problems that its elite could not solve, leading to the populace losing faith in these elites. The problem with these explanations is that they invite obvious questions. Why did Rome gradually become less efficient? Why were its elites decreasingly able to solve the problems of running a large empire?

The essence of intelligence is “solving problems.” Group-level intelligence is associated with all of the markers of civilization: wealth, numeracy, education, democracy, social trust, obedience to the law and just authority, and, importantly good health and public hygiene achieved with plumbing and sanitation. (This is explored in the book Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences, by the late Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen.)

We would then expect civilization to weaken selection for intelligence because it reduces environmental harshness and leads to improved living conditions: again,

 

Post By Allan Wall on 09/29/2023
Information from the 2020 census is now being released. There’s plenty of material of interest. From a PBS report: The most detailed race and ethnicity data to date from the 2020 census was released Thursday [September 21] more than three years after the once-a-decade head count, which determines political power, the distribution of $2.8 trillion in annual federal funding and holds up a mirror to h...
Radio derb By John Derbyshire on 09/29/2023
02:11  GOP candidates’ mass debate. (Second-hand report.) 12:43  Small earthquake in Canada.  (Nobody checked?) 22:51  It’s that man again.  (The only name we know.) 27:29  It’s the blecks, cont.  (”Young looters” in … Harlem.) 33:30  A kindred spirit.  (Well assimilated.) 38:40  Can Africa help Haiti?  (Can anyone?) 41:31  They want to ban cars.  (An election issue?) 42:57  No sex please, we’re a...
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By Carl Horowitz on 09/30/2023

See, earlier The Fulford File: Ann Coulter On Willie Horton, Joey Fournier—And What Life Is Really Like and Ann Coulter: Bush's Finest 30 Seconds—The Willie Horton Ad

The sight of the Great Replacement invasion at the southwest border should provoke outrage. It hasn’t, but it could, and in very much the old-fashioned way: with the same type of “Willie Horton ad” that catapulted George H.W. Bush into the White House, despite being behind Democrat Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the polls at the end of July 1988 [The Shadow of Dukakis Looms Over Biden, by David Catron, The American Spectator, August 7, 2020].

Think back to 35 years ago, when William Robert Horton, now 72, a convicted felon, commanded the national spotlight. That was due to an independently produced campaign TV ad aimed at Governor Dukakis for championing a weekend prison furlough program through which Horton committed additional felonies.

Horton had earned a prominent place in the annals of American crime on the night of October 26, 1974, when he and two accomplices robbed a gas station in Lawrence, Mass. One of the perps stabbed Joey Fournier, a 17-year-old attendant, 19 times and then stuffed him in a barrel where he died [35 years after Horton murder, victim’s kin carry on his memory, by Laurel J. Sweet, Boston Herald, October 26, 2009]. In May 1975, all three defendants were convicted of armed robbery and murder. Horton got life without parole. It wasn’t his first stretch in prison. He’d done three years in the slammer in South Carolina for assault with the intent to kill. Unfortunately, this time he had a way out.

In 1972, the Massachusetts legislature had enacted a law, signed by Republican Governor Francis Sargent, authorizing weekend furloughs to prisoners. First-degree murderers were ineligible, but the next year, the state Supreme Court decreed that they were. In 1976, during Michael Dukakis’ first term as governor, the legislature passed a bill overturning the ruling, but Dukakis vetoed it because it would “cut the heart out of efforts at inmate rehabilitation.”

Cut to a decade later. Willie Horton had received nine furloughs. The tenth would be his last. On June 6, 1986, a cop pulled him over for an apparent traffic offense. Rather than comply with the officer’s directive, Horton sped off, crashed the vehicle, escaped to Florida, and resettled in Maryland.

On April 3, 1987, he invaded the Oxon Hill, MD, home of an engaged white couple, Clifford Barnes and Angela Miller. He pistol-whipped and tied up Barnes, raped his fiancée twice, stole her car and drove away. The couple survived. Equally gratifying, Prince George’s County police arrested Horton after a chase and a shootout. He received two consecutive life sentences in addition to his sentence in Massachusetts [Debunking the Willie Horton Ad Controversy, by Carl M. Cannon, Real Clear Politics, December 9, 2018].

Michael Dukakis seemed unconcerned. He not only refused to tighten the requirements of the furlough program, but also declined to meet with, or even apologize to, the traumatized Maryland couple. He even attempted to stonewall a full-scale investigation of the program by the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, which eventually won a Pulitzer Prize for its efforts [Horton case linked newspaper and president, by Lisa Kashinsky, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, December 6, 2018].

The Horton fiasco became common knowledge. In April 1988, during a debate on the eve of the New York Democratic primary, candidate Al Gore raised the

By Edward Dutton on 09/29/2023

The hashtag #roman empire has reportedly been viewed over a billion times on TikTok, with most videos women asking men the question: How often do you think about the Roman Empire? The surprising answer: a lot. Feminist historian Mary Beard, of course, says it’s because of male chauvinism [How often do you think about the Roman Empire? Expert has thoughts on the new TikTok trend, SkyNews, September 27, 2023]. Well, here’s one reason to think about it: I believe the rise and fall of Rome coincided with the rise and fall of Roman intelligence. Rome fell because its people were becoming less intelligent. And the same thing is happening today.

Many theories attempt to explain the Roman Empire’s collapse. It was overstretched, meaning it could no longer efficiently transport the necessary raw materials. Or it came up against problems that its elite could not solve, leading to the populace losing faith in these elites. The problem with these explanations is that they invite obvious questions. Why did Rome gradually become less efficient? Why were its elites decreasingly able to solve the problems of running a large empire?

The essence of intelligence is “solving problems.” Group-level intelligence is associated with all of the markers of civilization: wealth, numeracy, education, democracy, social trust, obedience to the law and just authority, and, importantly good health and public hygiene achieved with plumbing and sanitation. (This is explored in the book Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences, by the late Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen.)

We would then expect civilization to weaken selection for intelligence because it reduces environmental harshness and leads to improved living conditions: again,

 

By Peter Brimelow on 09/28/2023

See also: VDARE Video Supercut: Everything That Was Said About Immigration In The GOP Debate

In the interest of saving everyone’s time, we provide a supercut and transcript of what was said about immigration in the second GOP candidates debate, held in California’s Reagan Library on Wednesday night, September 27. It’s only 15 minutes of the one and three-quarter-hour debate.

Perhaps significant of the new globalist Fox News, two of the three moderators were immigrants: Stuart Varney from England (I knew him slightly when we were both financial journalists in lower Manhattan in the early 1980s), and Univision’s heavily accented Ilia Calderon, described as an “Afro-Latina,” from Colombia.

My take after arguably sparking America’s second Thirty Years’s War For Immigration Reform in 1992 (yes, we’re a bit late):

  • We have to admit the GOP has come a long way on immigration.

As late as 2016, ¡Jeb! was still calling illegal immigration “an act of love” and clearly planning a massive Amnesty. Now all GOP hopefuls say they favor border control. They’re probably lying, of course, but it’s undeniably different from 2004, when Dubya, having proposed a super-massive Amnesty/ Immigration Surge, was able to pretend to attack John Kerry from the right because no one grasped what he had done, as Steve Sailer documented in this hilarious column.

  • But no mention of reducing LEGAL immigration.

Much less an immigration moratorium. This is somewhat disappointing because Ron DeSantis has in the past implied skepticism about legal immigration. But, again, he failed to use the issue to outflank the field, and Trump.

  • In fact, Chris Christie lets the mask slip and tells legal immigrants “we want you here in this country.”

Wall Street Journal Editorial Page–type mindless immigration enthusiasm is not dead, it’s  just hiding.

  • And Mike Pence conspicuously evaded saying he’d deport DREAMers.

Pence betrayed Tom Tancredo during the Bush Amnesty Wars, and he too has obviously just been hiding during the Trump years (although he has learned to talk a good line on the Border).

The enterprising if slippery Vivek Ramaswamy

By Ann Coulter on 09/27/2023

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Earlier: Nikki Haley—GOP Consultants’ Great (Indian) Hope Against Trumpism

You’d think the one thing Republicans would have learned from the 2016 Trump campaign is that voters wanted something completely different from what the GOP had been offering.

For decades, Republicans had run on tax cuts, more military spending to fund the Forever Wars, and diversity-lite. But Trump proved that what voters wanted was a wall, mass deportations, and a white guy who wasn’t embarrassed about being white. The GOP was like a man who keeps giving his wife Super Bowl tickets for her birthday, when what she wants is a fur coat.

Unfortunately, Trump himself didn’t learn anything from the 2016 campaign, either. Once he got into office, he gave us Super Bowl tickets: tax cuts, more military spending to fund the Forever Wars, and diversity-lite.

Back when he was talking about Mexican rapists, anchor babies, Kate Steinle, sanctuary cities and a Muslim ban, Trump was a runaway hit with voters! Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Jeb! were left lying by the side of the road, mumbling about their immigrant relatives.

After six months of impotent rage as they watched Trump’s poll numbers rise, the Republican Establishment finally took its revenge the night of President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address.

The instrument of their revenge was Nikki Haley. Appealing to Republicans’ diversity-lite side, Nikki is fairly bristling with implausible stories of racist America treating her and her family racistly in the 1970s (the darkest days of the Jim Crow South!). But the epilogue is that we have ”come a long way.” I, for one, am totally relieved that we have finally redeemed ourselves in Haley’s eyes.

Now, she’s running for president, as the perfect establishment candidate, designed to repel voters from coast to coast. Having Haley in the White House would be like having to watch ”Roots” every night. (Note to candidates: ”Being in the White House” includes being in the vice president’s office.)

At the 2016 State of the Union, President Obama

By James Fulford on 09/26/2023

We reported extensively on the German home-schooling Romeike family (above) in 2013, when the Obama Administration weirdly resisted their asylum request:

Although the Obama Administration prevailed in court, it for some reason did not in the end  deport the Romeikes—see Memo From Middle America | The Homeschooling Romeikes Allowed To Stay—To Bolster Administrative Amnesty, by Allan Wall, April 8, 2014. But now the Biden Administration is trying to do it again: Evangelical Christian family begs Biden administration to stop their deportation back to Germany where it’s illegal to homeschool their kids—while MILLIONS pour across open US border, by Emma James, Daily Mail, September 25, 2023.

Background: 20th century Germany, having gone through the First and Second World Wars and been ruled by the Nazis, reacted by passing laws against various kinds of Wrongthinking, and by increasing German Federal control of education.

One of the ways the German government controls Wrongthinking: banning homeschooling.

Wikipedia says

Homeschooling is—between Schulpflicht (compulsory schooling) beginning with elementary school to 18 years—illegal in Germany. The illegality has to do with the prioritization of children’s rights over the rights of parents: children have the right to the company of other children and adults who are not their parents. For similar reasons, parents cannot opt their children out of sexual education classes because the state considers a child’s right to information to be more important than a parent’s desire to withhold it.[21]

I have no idea what constitutes sex education in modern day Germany, and I’m not sure I want to, but I’m not reassured by stories like this: It’s not all anal sex’: the German schools exploring love, equality and LGBT issues, by Abby Young-Powell, Guardian, November 23, 2016.

Germany started modern sex education in 1969,

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