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By Steve Sailer on 2019-04-24 14:35:00 -0400
A large fraction of articles in the prestige press these days consists of women complaining about office politics at their jobs. Yeah, that sounds boring, but, you don’t understand, these are women kvetching about office politics. So that’s News. For example, from the New York Times: ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ Women at the Salk Institute say they...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-04-24 12:57:00 -0400
     From my new column in Taki’s Magazine: The Embers of Historyby Steve Sailer April 24, 2019 The Embers of History Last week’s fire in the world’s most famous Gothic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris, reminds us of the increasingly awkward political issue posed by the immense achievements of the European past. In the current year, liberal individualism is falling out of fashion. As our cultur...
By Brenda Walker on 2019-04-24 12:40:00 -0400
Tucker Carlson is a California native, so he has a base line on which to judge the state. His recent visit produced a video of homeless tents set up on LA sidewalks that included a sense of alarm. The pictures are reflected in a report published earlier this month finding that L.A.’s homelessness is the second worst in the nation, with New York scoring the number one spot. I reported two years ag...
By James Fulford on 2019-04-24 12:00:00 -0400
This came up on Twitter: LOUIS • A St. Louis man has been charged with fatally beating his wife just hours after a nonprofit posted his bail. Samuel Lee Scott, 54, was also served the same day — April 9 — with a restraining order telling him to stay away from Marcia Johnson, according to court records. Instead, Scott brutally beat her that night at their home in St. Louis, according to a murder ch...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-04-23 23:33:00 -0400
It’s pretty easy to do. Just read my old stuff for ideas, look up some data, and publish. From Science News: Immigrants pave the way for the gentrification of black neighborhoods A study shows Asian and Hispanic immigrants alter U.S. neighborhood demographicsBY SUJATA GUPTA 8:00AM, APRIL 18, 2019 … Many think of gentrification today as wealthy, white millennials moving into low-income, minority n...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-04-23 23:28:00 -0400
From New York magazine: Inside the Near Meltdown of Roxane Gay and Christina Hoff Sommers’s Australian Mini-Tour: The conversation series didn’t turn out as planned. By Jesse Singal … Desh reached out to them both. Sommers was excited by the idea but didn’t think Gay would agree; Gay’s management team was receptive but similarly skeptical. Roxane Gay has a “management team?” Yes. She gets Inter...
By A.W. Morgan on 2019-04-23 21:39:00 -0400

As big a problem Rep. Ilhan Omar is for Jews, Israel and the Democratic Party, she is the face of a much bigger problem for the historic American nation: immigrants, or their children, from what it is now apparently Politically Incorrect to call the Third World being elected to Congress.

Granted, the proximate target of the Muslim Somali refugee’s ire is Israel. “It’s all about the Benjamins,” the Koranically-sworn congresswoman famously tweeted. “I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel,” she answered when a Jewish Democrat called out her “anti-Semitism.”

And, granted, the Democrats, particularly open-borders Jewish Democrats, are getting what they deserve. In a party where the sine qua non of success is unqualified support for Israel, top leaders don’t know what to do about Omar, whom they merrily invited to join their subversion.

But however much she fulminates about Israel, her ultimate target is you and me, Jewish or not. She’s in Congress to change the country, and not for the better as real Americans go, given her origins in a country with zero experience in the rule of law and the democratic laws and customs that grow out of it. In Somalia, to quote Mao, power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Omar isn’t the only one, either. The immigrant or child-of-immigrant contingent in Congress is non-European.

The Pew Research Center reports that 68 of Congress’ 535 members, or 13 percent, are immigrants or the children of immigrants. [In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants, by Abigail Geiger, Jan. 24, 2019]. Problem is, the vast majority are non-European.

Forty-two are from Asia, the Middle East or South America. As for the foreign-born, Pew reported, the number is 14, or 3 percent. Only one is European—Polish-born Tom Malinowski. Here's the list:

  • Salud Carbajal, Mexico, Democrat, Calif.
  • Adriano Espaillat, Dominican Republic, Democrat, N.Y.
  • Jesús García, Mexico, Democrat, Ill.
  • Mazie Hirono, Japan, Democrat, Hawaii (The only Senator)
  • Pramila Jayapal, India, Democrat, Wash.
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi, India, Democrat, Ill.
  • Ted Lieu, Taiwan, Democrat, Calif.
  • Tom Malinowski, Poland, Democrat, N.J.
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Ecuador, Democrat, Fla.
  • Stephanie Murphy, (née Đặng Thị Ngọc Dung) Vietnam, Democrat, Fla.
  • Ilhan Omar, Somalia, Democrat, Minn.
  • Raul Ruiz, Mexico, Democrat, Calif.
  • Albio Sires, Cuba, Democrat, N.J.
  • Norma Torres, Guatemala, Democrat, Calif.

Of course, 57 of the 68 are Democrats. It’s 58 if you count Bernie Sanders, the child and grandchild of immigrants.

By Michelle Malkin on 2019-04-23 20:53:00 -0400

Citizenship q8

See, earlier, That Census Citizenship Question: Kritarchs Now Hunting For Thoughtcrimes

"Are you a U.S. citizen?"

Only in self-defeating, sovereignty-eroding America is the idea of asking whether people living in America are American citizens for the American census a matter of controversy.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the high-stakes 2020 Census questionnaire. Thank goodness, the conservative majority indicated support for allowing it. There's already such a question on the annual American Community Survey administered by the Census Bureau. It was asked in long-form questionnaires sent to a sample of households in 2000. And it was regularly asked in historical census forms from 1820-1950.

But we live in a Trump-deranged age, so now it's tantamount to an international human rights crime to ask anyone about citizenship status at any time for any reason. Heaven forbid we inconvenience or discomfit legal noncitizens or illegal immigrants with a question!

Open borders activists, left-wing immigration lawyers and identity politics radicals exploded on cue:

By Allan Wall on 2019-04-23 18:34:00 -0400
From the Associated Press: MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she’d brought with her on the long trek toward the United States.    Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant caravan, which she did two weeks ago in the capital of Tegucigalpa. The au...
By Paul Gottfried on 2019-04-23 14:17:00 -0400
See, earlier by Peter Brimelow on Dinesh D’Souza: He Flinched, November 1995 In 1986 Adam Meyerson, who was then vice-president at Heritage Foundation, was about to introduce me to his young assistant from India, Dinesh D’Souza. Just before Meyerson took that step, he made the following comment “This is what immigration has brought us.” Contrary to Meyerson's implication, D’Souza may be the best ar...
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By A.W. Morgan on 2019-04-23 21:39:00 -0400

As big a problem Rep. Ilhan Omar is for Jews, Israel and the Democratic Party, she is the face of a much bigger problem for the historic American nation: immigrants, or their children, from what it is now apparently Politically Incorrect to call the Third World being elected to Congress.

Granted, the proximate target of the Muslim Somali refugee’s ire is Israel. “It’s all about the Benjamins,” the Koranically-sworn congresswoman famously tweeted. “I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel,” she answered when a Jewish Democrat called out her “anti-Semitism.”

And, granted, the Democrats, particularly open-borders Jewish Democrats, are getting what they deserve. In a party where the sine qua non of success is unqualified support for Israel, top leaders don’t know what to do about Omar, whom they merrily invited to join their subversion.

But however much she fulminates about Israel, her ultimate target is you and me, Jewish or not. She’s in Congress to change the country, and not for the better as real Americans go, given her origins in a country with zero experience in the rule of law and the democratic laws and customs that grow out of it. In Somalia, to quote Mao, power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Omar isn’t the only one, either. The immigrant or child-of-immigrant contingent in Congress is non-European.

The Pew Research Center reports that 68 of Congress’ 535 members, or 13 percent, are immigrants or the children of immigrants. [In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants, by Abigail Geiger, Jan. 24, 2019]. Problem is, the vast majority are non-European.

Forty-two are from Asia, the Middle East or South America. As for the foreign-born, Pew reported, the number is 14, or 3 percent. Only one is European—Polish-born Tom Malinowski. Here's the list:

  • Salud Carbajal, Mexico, Democrat, Calif.
  • Adriano Espaillat, Dominican Republic, Democrat, N.Y.
  • Jesús García, Mexico, Democrat, Ill.
  • Mazie Hirono, Japan, Democrat, Hawaii (The only Senator)
  • Pramila Jayapal, India, Democrat, Wash.
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi, India, Democrat, Ill.
  • Ted Lieu, Taiwan, Democrat, Calif.
  • Tom Malinowski, Poland, Democrat, N.J.
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Ecuador, Democrat, Fla.
  • Stephanie Murphy, (née Đặng Thị Ngọc Dung) Vietnam, Democrat, Fla.
  • Ilhan Omar, Somalia, Democrat, Minn.
  • Raul Ruiz, Mexico, Democrat, Calif.
  • Albio Sires, Cuba, Democrat, N.J.
  • Norma Torres, Guatemala, Democrat, Calif.

Of course, 57 of the 68 are Democrats. It’s 58 if you count Bernie Sanders, the child and grandchild of immigrants.

By Michelle Malkin on 2019-04-23 20:53:00 -0400

Citizenship q8

See, earlier, That Census Citizenship Question: Kritarchs Now Hunting For Thoughtcrimes

"Are you a U.S. citizen?"

Only in self-defeating, sovereignty-eroding America is the idea of asking whether people living in America are American citizens for the American census a matter of controversy.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the high-stakes 2020 Census questionnaire. Thank goodness, the conservative majority indicated support for allowing it. There's already such a question on the annual American Community Survey administered by the Census Bureau. It was asked in long-form questionnaires sent to a sample of households in 2000. And it was regularly asked in historical census forms from 1820-1950.

But we live in a Trump-deranged age, so now it's tantamount to an international human rights crime to ask anyone about citizenship status at any time for any reason. Heaven forbid we inconvenience or discomfit legal noncitizens or illegal immigrants with a question!

Open borders activists, left-wing immigration lawyers and identity politics radicals exploded on cue:

By Hank Johnson on 2019-04-22 20:55:00 -0400

Weldwhistle

See also: Report From Newport RI: American WASPs—Dispossessed, Degenerate…Or Both?

Former Massachusetts Republican governor Bill Weld [Email him] announced last week he will primary incumbent President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination and with him, he brings the worst immigration views the GOP has to offer.

Although Weld's chances of earning the nomination are virtually zero, his candidacy is still significant as a result of this WASP Establishment Rockefeller Republican's extreme—and apparently absolutely unreconstructed—views on immigration, which pose a serious threat to the country.

Unlike Trump, who at least campaigned on restricting legal immigration before shifting gears in the State of The Union in February (and then possibly shifting back) Weld, does not even pretend to care about the invasion happening in the country via the southern border. In 2014, Weld described himself as a "rabid liberal on immigration". On that, he is correct. And when it comes to those who believe Americans have the right to control to decide who can and cannot live in the country, his rhetoric mirrors any far-left social justice warrior.

During the 2016 campaign, Weld, who essentially endorsed Hillary Clinton despite being the Libertarian Party VP candidate, called Trump's immigration plan Nazi-esque. He said, "I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna when I hear that, honest." [Libertarian VP candidate compares Trump plan to Kristallnacht , by Rebecca Savransky, The Hill, May 19, 2016]

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2019-04-22 18:53:00 -0400

Phony

Earlier, by Patrick J. Buchanan: Russiagate—a Bright, Shining Lie

The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation.

Candidate Donald Trump did not conspire or collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC or John Podesta. Trump did not distribute the fruits of those crimes. Nor did anyone in his campaign. On collusion and conspiracy, said Mueller, Trump is innocent.

Mueller did not say Trump did not consider interfering with his investigation. But the investigation went on unimpeded. Mueller's document demands were all met. And Mueller did not conclude that Trump obstructed justice.

On obstruction, then, not guilty, by reason of no indictment.

By Allan Wall on 2019-04-20 22:20:00 -0400

Conquestoftenochitlan

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/06/Retrato_de_Hern%C3%A1n_Cort%C3%A9s.jpg/440px-Retrato_de_Hern%C3%A1n_Cort%C3%A9s.jpgApril 22 is the 500th anniversary of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes’ landing at Veracruz, Mexico, in 1519. Cortes’ small army and a growing corps of Indian allies, the coastal Totonacs and the Tlaxcaltecans of central Mexico, marched to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City and conquered the Aztecs in a two-year titanic struggle. From their empire’s ashes was born modern Mexico. But modern Mexicans are ambivalent about Cortes, and neither Mexico nor Spain is commemorating the anniversary.

This tremendous story, as John Derbyshire recently called it, is filled with unforgettable personages, including the Aztec emperor Montezuma, reigning when Cortes arrived, and the last emperor, Cuauhtémoc, who resisted the Spaniards in the culminating siege of Tenochtitlan.

Cortes’ Spanish foes included Diego Velasquez, Spanish governor of Cuba. When Cortes arrived in Veracruz he was an outlaw. Cortes formed a new municipal government at Veracruz—"True Cross,” Cortes has landed on Good Friday. That ended the authority of Velasquez, and left as Cortes’ only authority the Spanish King, conveniently thousands of miles away across the ocean.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/ScuttleFleetNHMDF.JPG/1920px-ScuttleFleetNHMDF.JPGThen Cortes sent a ship back to Spain and scuttled the rest of his vessels to motivate his men. It was conquer…or die.

In Tenochtitlan, Montezuma invited Cortes as guest, but later, the Spaniard seized the emperor as a hostage. Cortes had to leave the city when Velasquez sent another Spaniard, Panfilo de Narvaez, with a larger army to arrest Cortes. But the clever conquistador defeated Narvaez and absorbed most of his army into this own.

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