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Post By Brenda Walker on 12/09/2019
The media thought patrol has apparently approved the FBI’s interpretation of Friday’s mass shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station as an “act of terror” rather than a mental health breakdown or homesickness for Saudi Arabia: FBI is investigating Pensacola shooting incident as act of terrorism, Washington Post, December 8, 2019 Investigators in Florida and Saudi Arabia on Sunday dug deeper int...
Post By Steve Sailer on 12/09/2019
From the Los Angeles Times: Record number of African migrants at U.S.-Mexico border By GUSTAVO SOLISDEC. 8, 2019 5:45 AM The number of African migrants heading to the U.S. through Mexico has more than doubled this year — from roughly 2,700 in 2018 to 5,800 today, according to data from the federal government. That figure has been steadily rising since 2007 — the year the Mexican government beg...
Article By Edwin S. Rubenstein on 12/09/2019

Again, the big news in the November jobs data: The immigrant workforce population continues to fall. This is the third month in a row that has seen an absolute decline, after a protracted slowing in the immigrant workforce growth rate that can be traced back to early 2018. This current year-over-year decline actually exceeds that seen in the 2008 Great Recession. It now seems undeniable that something is going on. Fly in ointment: immigrant displacement of American workers has ticked up, although still well below peak levels.

November marks the third straight month of absolute decline, with the foreign-born working-age population (16 years+) dropping by 434,000, or 1.00%, from the same month last year. This is slightly less dramatic than September and October, which saw declines of 427,000 (0.99%), and 725,000 (1.68%), respectively.

The immigrant workforce population last shrank in early 2017, when the late lamented “Trump Effect” was literally scaring immigrants away. And in 2008-9, the outflux was driven by economic malaise. But now the economy is strong.

The incredible truth: Trump has apparently been able to reduce the inflow through administrative measures: his Muslim ban, (upheld by the Supreme Court) his revised public charge rules, even more thorough adjudication by USCIS. Note also that Trump has sharply reduced the “refugee” intake, from Obama’s peak of 85,000 to a proposed 18,000 for fiscal 2020.

 

Letter By VDARE.com Reader on 12/09/2019
From: Andy in California [Email him] San Diego McDonald's are busing workers from Mexico to work in their local "restaurants." I've seen it. A white extended van is used to pick up the workers when they cross the border at San Ysidro and then shuttles them to various "restaurants" in the San Diego area. The van seems to make at least three runs 5 AM from the border to job sites 11 AM from job site...
Article By Patrick J. Buchanan on 12/09/2019
"Jaw-jaw is better than war-war," is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind. While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald Trump—"Thank you to Iran for a very fair negotiation. See, we can make a deal together"—a few days earlier, the week produced more ominous news. In a startlin...
Post By Steve Sailer on 12/09/2019
Swimming is a sport in which more girls than boys compete, so it’s pretty interesting for looking at the gender gap, which changes by age: Sex differences in youth elite swimmingJonathon W. Senefeld ,Andrew J. Clayburn,Sarah E. Baker,Rickey E. Carter,Patrick W. Johnson,Michael J. JoynerPublished: November 22, 2019 … We collected the all-time top 100 U.S. freestyle swimming performance times of boy...
Post By Steve Sailer on 12/09/2019
During the Depression, the Works Progress Administration famously paid for photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks to take photos of of Dust Bowlers and other poor Americans. One of the rare sets of WPA photos shot in color were by Russell Lee of homesteaders in Pie Town, New Mexico, a wide spot in the road at 8,000 feet elevation. But that’s triggering today, so an a...
Post By John Derbyshire on 12/09/2019
In my November 29th podcast I opined that Jeanine Añez [of Bolivia] is "a leading contender for the title of Hottest Female National Leader So Far This Century, edging out previous title-holder Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand." A Finnish listener alerts me to the new Prime Minister of Finland, 34-year-old Sanna Marin.  Unfortunately we may have to disqualify Ms. Marin on a technicality. As my corr...
Post By Paul Nachman on 12/09/2019
"Demography is destiny" is a fundamental theme at VDARE.com.  It pops up frequently here, including on the Mission Statement page: Demography is destiny: Human differences are not social constructs. It is only with an honest consideration of race and ethnicity, the foundations of human grouping, that human differences can be explained and their social consequences understood, whether those differen...
Article By John Derbyshire on 12/08/2019

Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com

The latest terrorist killings in London got me reading up on Fishmongers' Hall.

I'll confess I knew next to nothing about the place, in spite of having been born and raised in England and lived five years in London. The hall existed in my mind, out on the barren, windswept borderlands of my awareness, but I had never been to it and couldn't have told you anything about it. So I went looking it up on the internet.

It's a pleasant old building with some fine interior spaces, just at the north end of London Bridge (which is not to be confused with Tower Bridge, although non-Brits chronically do confuse them). This is the heart of the old City of London, equidistant from St Paul's cathedral and the Tower of London.

Fishmongers' Hall isn't actually that old, as buildings go in England—less than 200 years old. The Tower, half a mile away, is nearly a thousand years old; and if you've been there you'll remember there are bits of the Roman wall nearby, a thousand years older than that. London's an old city.

Fishmongers' Hall is respectably old, though. It acquired more respectability in WW2, when it was badly damaged by German bombs during the Blitz; and there has been a Fishmongers' Hall on that same site since the 14th century.

The hall's proprietor, the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, is even older than that, with misty origins back in the Middle Ages, when practitioners of some trade or craft—in this case, the marketing of fish—banded together in guilds to protect their collective interests and … I don't know: suppress competition, probably.

Whatever, the Company and its hall are fine mementos of old England, when she was a country inhabited mainly by a distinctive race of people—the Island Race, Sir Winston Churchill called them.

 

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By Edwin S. Rubenstein on 12/09/2019

Again, the big news in the November jobs data: The immigrant workforce population continues to fall. This is the third month in a row that has seen an absolute decline, after a protracted slowing in the immigrant workforce growth rate that can be traced back to early 2018. This current year-over-year decline actually exceeds that seen in the 2008 Great Recession. It now seems undeniable that something is going on. Fly in ointment: immigrant displacement of American workers has ticked up, although still well below peak levels.

November marks the third straight month of absolute decline, with the foreign-born working-age population (16 years+) dropping by 434,000, or 1.00%, from the same month last year. This is slightly less dramatic than September and October, which saw declines of 427,000 (0.99%), and 725,000 (1.68%), respectively.

The immigrant workforce population last shrank in early 2017, when the late lamented “Trump Effect” was literally scaring immigrants away. And in 2008-9, the outflux was driven by economic malaise. But now the economy is strong.

The incredible truth: Trump has apparently been able to reduce the inflow through administrative measures: his Muslim ban, (upheld by the Supreme Court) his revised public charge rules, even more thorough adjudication by USCIS. Note also that Trump has sharply reduced the “refugee” intake, from Obama’s peak of 85,000 to a proposed 18,000 for fiscal 2020.

 

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 12/09/2019
"Jaw-jaw is better than war-war," is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind. While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald Trump—"Thank you to Iran for a very fair negotiation. See, we can make a deal together"—a few days earlier, the week produced more ominous news. In a startlin...
By John Derbyshire on 12/08/2019

Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively at VDARE.com

The latest terrorist killings in London got me reading up on Fishmongers' Hall.

I'll confess I knew next to nothing about the place, in spite of having been born and raised in England and lived five years in London. The hall existed in my mind, out on the barren, windswept borderlands of my awareness, but I had never been to it and couldn't have told you anything about it. So I went looking it up on the internet.

It's a pleasant old building with some fine interior spaces, just at the north end of London Bridge (which is not to be confused with Tower Bridge, although non-Brits chronically do confuse them). This is the heart of the old City of London, equidistant from St Paul's cathedral and the Tower of London.

Fishmongers' Hall isn't actually that old, as buildings go in England—less than 200 years old. The Tower, half a mile away, is nearly a thousand years old; and if you've been there you'll remember there are bits of the Roman wall nearby, a thousand years older than that. London's an old city.

Fishmongers' Hall is respectably old, though. It acquired more respectability in WW2, when it was badly damaged by German bombs during the Blitz; and there has been a Fishmongers' Hall on that same site since the 14th century.

The hall's proprietor, the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, is even older than that, with misty origins back in the Middle Ages, when practitioners of some trade or craft—in this case, the marketing of fish—banded together in guilds to protect their collective interests and … I don't know: suppress competition, probably.

Whatever, the Company and its hall are fine mementos of old England, when she was a country inhabited mainly by a distinctive race of people—the Island Race, Sir Winston Churchill called them.

 

By Lance Welton on 12/07/2019

Earlier: Professor Eric Rasmusen Attacked By His University For Tweeting VDARE.com Article About Lack Of Women Geniuses

I don’t often write about my personal feelings, but I can’t help but be amused by what has happened as a consequence of a November 2 piece I wrote for VDARE.com: Are Women Destroying Academia? Probably. A tweet quoting me by a dissident academic went viral, anti-science colleagues called for him to be fired for “sexism,” his employers declared his tweet (and thus my empirically accurate words) “vile,” when it was found that he couldn’t be fired due to his contract and that unhelpful thing known as the First Amendment, Woke female students and faculty responded with exactly the kind of female-typical behavior that is destroying academia, and the scandal was reported not merely in the Washington Post [University says a professor’s views are racist, sexist and homophobic — but it can’t fire him, ]] and on CNN, but on news sites worldwide, including Britain’s CultMarx newspaper The Guardian. [University decries professor's 'vile' racism and sexism – but says it can't fire him, November 22, 2019]

In my piece, which was cross-posted at The Unz Review, I drew on an article by columnist Christopher DeGroot and a video by Dr Edward “The Jolly Heretic” Dutton, both of whom argued, for different reasons, that females destroy academia.

By Scot Olmstead on 12/06/2019

 "Sooner or later, as the globalist elites seek to drag the country into conflicts and global commitments, preside over the economic pastoralization of the United States, manage the delegitimization of our own culture, and the dispossession of our people, and disregard or diminish our national interests and national sovereignty, a nationalist reaction is almost inevitable and will probably assume populist form when it arrives. The sooner it comes, the better."

Samuel T. Francis, From Household to Nation, Chronicles, March 1996

British political scientists Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin penned an illuminating study last year, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, explaining the rise of National Populism in Europe and the United States.  Belatedly, it deserves further study. Long time readers of VDARE.com will hear the prophetic echoes of Sam Francis, Steve Sailer and Peter Brimelow resonating from its pages.

Eatwell and Goodwin made two overarching arguments:

  • First, National Populism is not an outlier or fluke.  It is not merely a response to the Great Recession, austerity or the refugee crisis of 2014 and following. 

Rather, the sundry and varied movements stalking the West—and really the entire globe—are connected and symptomatic of larger economic, political and cultural dynamics largely hidden at a subterranean level within the body politic, gestating over the course of several decades and now erupting to the surface. 

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