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Article By Lance Welton on 09/21/2019

See also It’s Official: Even Hard Science Entering New Dark Age

In 1945, the city of Jena found itself in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany and in 1949 it became part of the Soviet satellite known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR). With its ruthlessly efficient secret police, the STASI, East Germany was one of the nastiest Communist regimes. Marxist-Leninist ideology was a state religion and humans were a blank slate, to be molded towards the Marxist Utopia. But it seems that these kinds of anti-scientific attitudes did not leave Jena with the collapse of the GDR in 1989. Anti-science is still entrenched, most notably in the Department of Zoology at the city’s sixteenth-century Friedrich-Schiller University: Don't use the term 'race,' German scientists urge, Deutsche Welt, September 9, 2019.

Hence the recent “Jena Declaration,” made at the 112th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society at which Jena’s Institute for Zoology and Evolutionary Research organized an “evening” on the question of whether there are human races, or whether “racism creates races.” According to the Declaration:

There is no biological basis for races, and there has never been one. The concept of race is the result of racism, not its prerequisite.

The signatories:

Post By Steve Sailer on 09/21/2019
From Wikipedia (via @Phlegmaticus): List of Major League Baseball players investigated for domestic violence Player Team Date Length Aroldis Chapman New York Yankees 1-Mar-16 30 games Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers 16-Mar-16 Not suspended José Reyes Colorado Rockies 13-May-16 51 games Héctor Olivera Atlanta Braves 26-May-16 82 games Jeurys Familia New York Mets 29-Mar-16 15 games ...
Post By Brenda Walker on 09/21/2019
More than a year ago I asked about Kamala Harris, “How pathetic have Democrat politics become when a freshman senator with no accomplishments thinks she can make a credible run for president?” It’s still a good question, and the answer requires delving into D-party psychology. Democrat strategists see the California senator as a winner because she conforms so well to current leftish values. At the ...
Post By Washington Watcher II on 09/21/2019
See, earlier: Turkeys Vote For Christmas—GOP Votes To Import Leftist Indian Overclass (And Also Depress Tech Wages) Sen. David Perdue courageously blocked an immigration sellout this week. The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act came before the Senate once again on Thursday. [A rare bipartisan agreement on immigration reform has tanked in the Senate, by Nicole Narera, Vox, September 19, 2019] ...
Post By James Fulford on 09/21/2019
Via the Washington Examiner, I see that the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee wants to use the IRS to attack political opponents and critics: House Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee said on Thursday that over 60 alleged hate groups, mostly socially conservative organizations, anti-immigration entities, and religious groups should be stripped of their tax-exempt status. Some of ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/21/2019
From the Texas Monthly, a series of true crime articles about a Houston armored car robber who invented a new wrinkle to speed things up: just immediately kill the messenger carrying the bag of money without asking him to put his hands up. The Doting Boyfriend Who Robbed Armored Cars Beginning in 2015, Houston was plagued by a series of brutal armored car robberies that bewildered FBI agents for ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/21/2019
From Riverside Green: Weekly Roundup: The Passion Of Saint iGNUcius EditionPosted on September 16, 2019 by Jack Baruth I was there, outside the Chinese restaurant, when Richard Stallman screamed and began to run from the raindrops. It was early in 2001 and I was at MIT … Dealing with GNU/Linux meant dealing with Richard Stallman, the eccentric genius who had guided the creation of pretty much eve...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/21/2019
Washington Post: As Democrats call for his resignation, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defends his controversial comments about transgender people By Tracy Jan, September 20, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. PDT Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday sent an agencywide email seeking to explain his controversial comments about transgender people during his recent visit to San Francisco. Many Demo...
Article By Allan Wall on 09/20/2019

See, earlier, by Allan Wall: What I Saw In Mexico: "Repatriated" Illegals And The Trump-Mexico Deal Working—So Far!

Three months after President Trump’s threat of tariffs persuaded the Mexican government to sign The Deal and crack down on the mass migration of Central American illegals through Mexico to the U.S. border, the news is actually pretty doggone good. Bottom line: Trump’s hard-nosed gambit worked.

Trump’s three accomplishments:

  • The number of illegal aliens caught by the Border Patrol—a proxy for crossings—is way down;
  • Mexican officials are crowing about their role in decreasing migration;
  • Trump also hatched deals with Guatemala and El Salvador, two of the three countries, along with Honduras, that are sending 70 percent of the “migrants.”

Just today, he signed an "asylum cooperative agreement" with El Salvador to get them to keep “asylum applicants” from other countries in El Salvador. [Trump administration signs asylum agreement with El Salvador, by Adam Shaw, Fox News, September 20, 2019]

More can be done, of course. But let’s give credit where it’s due.

Post By Steve Sailer on 09/20/2019
Also, Mozart’s Abduction From the Seraglio is Orientalist, plus even a light-hearted reminder of the Muslim slave trade in European Christians is punching down against marginalized groups, like Sultans.[Comment at Unz.com]...
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By Lance Welton on 09/21/2019

See also It’s Official: Even Hard Science Entering New Dark Age

In 1945, the city of Jena found itself in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany and in 1949 it became part of the Soviet satellite known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR). With its ruthlessly efficient secret police, the STASI, East Germany was one of the nastiest Communist regimes. Marxist-Leninist ideology was a state religion and humans were a blank slate, to be molded towards the Marxist Utopia. But it seems that these kinds of anti-scientific attitudes did not leave Jena with the collapse of the GDR in 1989. Anti-science is still entrenched, most notably in the Department of Zoology at the city’s sixteenth-century Friedrich-Schiller University: Don't use the term 'race,' German scientists urge, Deutsche Welt, September 9, 2019.

Hence the recent “Jena Declaration,” made at the 112th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society at which Jena’s Institute for Zoology and Evolutionary Research organized an “evening” on the question of whether there are human races, or whether “racism creates races.” According to the Declaration:

There is no biological basis for races, and there has never been one. The concept of race is the result of racism, not its prerequisite.

The signatories:

By Allan Wall on 09/20/2019

See, earlier, by Allan Wall: What I Saw In Mexico: "Repatriated" Illegals And The Trump-Mexico Deal Working—So Far!

Three months after President Trump’s threat of tariffs persuaded the Mexican government to sign The Deal and crack down on the mass migration of Central American illegals through Mexico to the U.S. border, the news is actually pretty doggone good. Bottom line: Trump’s hard-nosed gambit worked.

Trump’s three accomplishments:

  • The number of illegal aliens caught by the Border Patrol—a proxy for crossings—is way down;
  • Mexican officials are crowing about their role in decreasing migration;
  • Trump also hatched deals with Guatemala and El Salvador, two of the three countries, along with Honduras, that are sending 70 percent of the “migrants.”

Just today, he signed an "asylum cooperative agreement" with El Salvador to get them to keep “asylum applicants” from other countries in El Salvador. [Trump administration signs asylum agreement with El Salvador, by Adam Shaw, Fox News, September 20, 2019]

More can be done, of course. But let’s give credit where it’s due.

By Aurelius Victor on 09/19/2019

Maxime Bernier, leader of Canada’s insurgent immigration patriot People’s Party, summarized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s clown-world blackface scandal.[Justin Trudeau speaks after racist photo, By Veronica Rocha and Meg Wagner, CNN, September 19, 2019]  with notable fairness:

Polls as of September 19 suggest Trudeau’s Liberal Party may not now win a majority in the October 21 federal election. Whatever happens, it’s a useful reminder that Canadian politics are not as stable as may appear. Immigration may be the next shoe to drop.

The conventional wisdom has been that Canada will avoid the populist disruptions that have arisen in other Western democracies. [Andrew Coyne: Why you shouldn't expect to see populism take root in Canada, National Post, July 24, 2019] I can’t say I agree. Populism has always been a pillar of Canadian politics, especially in Western Canada, and even our socialist New Democratic Party began as a populist movement in the Prairies.

But something has changed. The electorate has been polarized before on such matters as patriating the constitution, North American free trade, the independence of Quebec, and (more historically) conscription during the two World Wars. It could be argued that these problems were overcome because the Canadian public was largely in agreement on social and cultural questions. This isn’t true any longer. The Canadian electorate is more polarized on cultural issues than ever before.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 09/19/2019

See, earlier, by Patrick J. Buchanan: 'Locked And Loaded' For War On Iran?

President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran. America does not want war with Iran. Even the Senate Republicans are advising against military action in response to that attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

"All of us (should) get together and exchange ideas, respectfully, and come to a consensus—and that should be bipartisan," says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch of Idaho.

When Lindsey Graham said the White House had shown "weakness" and urged retaliatory strikes for what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls Iran's "act of war," the president backhanded his golfing buddy:

"It's very easy to attack, but if you ask Lindsey ... ask him how did going into the Middle East ... work out. And how did Iraq work out?"

Still, if neither America nor Iran wants war, what has brought us to the brink?

By Ann Coulter on 09/18/2019

 

If I can produce someone who saw John Roberts’ penis in college, can we get the Obamacare opinion overturned?

As all MSNBC viewers are well aware, last Sunday’s edition of the New York Times ran an excerpt of the book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, which revives Debbie Ramirez's accusations against the Supreme Court nominee.

Quick reminder: This is NOT the Kavanaugh accuser with two front doors. It is NOT the Kavanaugh accuser whose own father warned that she had psychological problems.

This is the one who didn’t remember what Kavanaugh did to her for more than 30 years, until a few lefty friends helpfully reminded her that they’d heard something about it from a guy, who heard it from a guy, whereupon she spent six days “assessing her memories” during the nomination hearings—and darned if it didn’t all come back to her!

 

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