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Article By John Derbyshire on 12/15/2019

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

Here’s an anniversary that, even after the Pensacola (and Pearl Harbor) shootings, doesn’t seem to have been mentioned in the Main Stream Media: the Fort Hood massacre, which occurred just over ten years ago, on November 5th, 2009.

In that incident a crazy Muslim, Army Major Nidal Hasan, the son of Palestinian immigrant parents, murdered thirteen people at Fort Hood Army base in Texas. Subsequently, General George Casey, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, went on Meet the Press and told us—this is an actual quote—

The military benefits from diversity … Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse.

I spun an entire angry 37-minute Radio Derb podcast out of that bit of lunacy (November 13, 2009). It was rather dark, I'm afraid. I'll just replay for you the signoff segment, which gives the general tone of the thing.:

There you have it, listeners. Twilight in the American empire. But let's look on the bright side: We have our toys, our cell phones, our twitters, and our flat-screen TVs.

And we still have our ideological purity. When that great glowing mushroom cloud rises over some American city to cries of "Allahu Akbar!" from the bombers, we shall be able to reflect that however many casualties there are—ten million, twenty million—at least diversity was not among them.

Yes, they can murder our soldiers, fly planes into our buildings, terrorize our capital with sniper shootings, but they can never call us racist! Reflect on that, citizens, and glow with pride … while waiting for the day when you'll be glowing with something different.

Still, let's give thanks for small mercies: At least the killings last Friday, December 6th, at Pensacola Naval Air Station by a native Saudi airman did not prompt any comments from the Joint Chiefs as bone-crushingly stupid as General Casey's remark ten years ago.

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Article By James Kirkpatrick on 12/14/2019

Boris Johnson’s dramatic Brexit election victory is a dramatic demonstration that the Ruling Class hasn’t smothered nationalism in the UK at least. But it’s trying, everywhere. The term “National Conservatism” is already being co-opted, and now the term “nationalism” itself is apparently to be neutered, by Cuckservative Review Editor Rich Lowry in his new book The Case for Nationalism.

Lowry can’t have liked this assignment from his gatekeeping paymasters: inevitably, Leftists have attacked the book, forcing Lowry to defend it against charges of (guess what?) “racism.” But Lowry’s faux-nationalism does not include acknowledging the WASP ethnic core that created this country and its institutions, or the Historic American Nation, the nation as it had evolved up until the 1965 Immigration Act disaster. Though Lowry claims to deny that America is a Proposition Nation, his version of nationalism appears to be a Hazonyish evasion of ethnic reality not really different from the “nation of ideas” pushed by Open Borders activists and neoconservatives.

Conservatism Inc. is trying to suck the life out of nationalism the way it did from the Tea Party. It’s more important than ever that genuine American nationalists become an independent political force.  

Naturally, Leftists are afraid of “nationalism”—even the word. The Washington Post’s Carlos Lozada [Tweet him] wrote a blistering review accusing Lowry of playing word games [The inherently, intrinsically, and inevitably flawed case for American nationalism, October 31, 2019]. “Nationalism cannot be bad because Lowry has defined it as good, rendering The Case for Nationalism a book-length study in begging the question,” he wrote.

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By John Derbyshire on 12/15/2019

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

Here’s an anniversary that, even after the Pensacola (and Pearl Harbor) shootings, doesn’t seem to have been mentioned in the Main Stream Media: the Fort Hood massacre, which occurred just over ten years ago, on November 5th, 2009.

In that incident a crazy Muslim, Army Major Nidal Hasan, the son of Palestinian immigrant parents, murdered thirteen people at Fort Hood Army base in Texas. Subsequently, General George Casey, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, went on Meet the Press and told us—this is an actual quote—

The military benefits from diversity … Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse.

I spun an entire angry 37-minute Radio Derb podcast out of that bit of lunacy (November 13, 2009). It was rather dark, I'm afraid. I'll just replay for you the signoff segment, which gives the general tone of the thing.:

There you have it, listeners. Twilight in the American empire. But let's look on the bright side: We have our toys, our cell phones, our twitters, and our flat-screen TVs.

And we still have our ideological purity. When that great glowing mushroom cloud rises over some American city to cries of "Allahu Akbar!" from the bombers, we shall be able to reflect that however many casualties there are—ten million, twenty million—at least diversity was not among them.

Yes, they can murder our soldiers, fly planes into our buildings, terrorize our capital with sniper shootings, but they can never call us racist! Reflect on that, citizens, and glow with pride … while waiting for the day when you'll be glowing with something different.

Still, let's give thanks for small mercies: At least the killings last Friday, December 6th, at Pensacola Naval Air Station by a native Saudi airman did not prompt any comments from the Joint Chiefs as bone-crushingly stupid as General Casey's remark ten years ago.

By James Kirkpatrick on 12/14/2019

Boris Johnson’s dramatic Brexit election victory is a dramatic demonstration that the Ruling Class hasn’t smothered nationalism in the UK at least. But it’s trying, everywhere. The term “National Conservatism” is already being co-opted, and now the term “nationalism” itself is apparently to be neutered, by Cuckservative Review Editor Rich Lowry in his new book The Case for Nationalism.

Lowry can’t have liked this assignment from his gatekeeping paymasters: inevitably, Leftists have attacked the book, forcing Lowry to defend it against charges of (guess what?) “racism.” But Lowry’s faux-nationalism does not include acknowledging the WASP ethnic core that created this country and its institutions, or the Historic American Nation, the nation as it had evolved up until the 1965 Immigration Act disaster. Though Lowry claims to deny that America is a Proposition Nation, his version of nationalism appears to be a Hazonyish evasion of ethnic reality not really different from the “nation of ideas” pushed by Open Borders activists and neoconservatives.

Conservatism Inc. is trying to suck the life out of nationalism the way it did from the Tea Party. It’s more important than ever that genuine American nationalists become an independent political force.  

Naturally, Leftists are afraid of “nationalism”—even the word. The Washington Post’s Carlos Lozada [Tweet him] wrote a blistering review accusing Lowry of playing word games [The inherently, intrinsically, and inevitably flawed case for American nationalism, October 31, 2019]. “Nationalism cannot be bad because Lowry has defined it as good, rendering The Case for Nationalism a book-length study in begging the question,” he wrote.

By James Kirkpatrick on 12/13/2019

Above, screenshot of the NYT's before and after map.[U.K. Election Results Map: How Conservatives Won in a Landslide, by Allison McCann, Lauren Leatherby and Blacki Migliozzi, December 13, 2019]

Left Twitter is in shock this morning after Boris Johnson won a crushing majority, utterly routing Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. There are the usual cries of doom and gloom from Labourites, who, like the Democrats here, have become the party of hysterical shrieking.

While the Tories consistently held the lead throughout the campaign, there were some polls showing that the race was tightening. Remember, former Prime Minister Theresa May held a strong lead before she called an election to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations. But she barely squeaked by with a coalition government. It looked like it was going to happen again.

But it didn’t. Boris Johnson has a clear mandate to "Get Brexit Done."

One key difference between Johnson and May: the Conservatives campaigned on a strong immigration platform this time. This was wise, especially considering that many people link “Brexit” with “border control.” 

However, the main issue was Brexit. The fact I can recall Johnson's slogan so easily explains a great deal about Johnson's victory. Health care, terrorism, mandatory sentences, Israel, socialism and other things were all discussed. Yet from beginning to end, Boris Johnson had one clear message–“Get Brexit Done.”

By Washington Watcher II on 12/12/2019

President Trump has apparently been persuaded that he can dramatically increase his black support with “Criminal Justice Reform” a.k.a. relaxation and other tactics like increased funding for black universities and rescuing black rappers from criminal punishment. It’s all part of his major black outreach effort. Some polls suggest it’s working; common sense and more serious surveys say it isn’t. But this outreach is distracting him from appealing to the people who voted for him. Even worse, it’s harming the country.

Part of the effort is Black Voices for Trump, which the campaign launched last month with a six-figure ad buy in black media [Donald Trump Campaign Newspaper and Radio Ads Highlight Accomplishments for the Black Community,  Blog4 President.com, November 13, 2019] The New York Times’  Peter Baker believes the outreach is less about black votes and more about calming skittish white suburbanites who might be uncomfortable with Trump’s “incendiary” rhetoric. Allegedly, these moves reassure them that Trump is not a racist [Trump Reaches Out to Black Voters, November 8, 2019].

Maybe, but Trump’s outreach goes far beyond photo ops and staged events. It shapes policies. And Trump World (Javanka?) wrongly believes it is winning over black voters.

Three recent polls appeared to confirm that fantasy. Rasmussen, Emerson College, and Marist show black approval of Trump at about 34 percent [Trump Approval Among Blacks Tops 34 Percent in Emerson Poll, by Petr Svab, The Epoch Times, November 24, 2019]. Trump supporters and conservative media claim the surveys are proof Trump’s black strategy is working [Trump is gaining black voters — that's terrible news for Democrats, by Liz Peek, Fox News, December 2, 2019].

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 12/12/2019


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