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By Steve Sailer on 08/18/2019
From the New York Times: For centuries, black music, forged in bondage, has been the sound of complete artistic freedom. No wonder everybody is always stealing it.By Wesley MorrisAUG. 14, 2019 Something I’ve noticed growing in strength since 2008 is the feeling among black intellectuals like Mr. Morris that, while they haven’t actually composed any songs, they still deserve to get a monthly royal...
By James Fulford on 08/18/2019

See, earlier: Why VDARE.com/The White Doe? by Peter Brimelow, December 25, 1999

When VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow launched this site, he named it VDARE.com after Virginia Dare, the first white child born of English parents in North America. Virginia Dare was born 432 years ago today on August 18, 1587, but thereafter she and her whole family—her whole colony—vanished.

Peter wrote

I have always been fascinated by the story of Virginia Dare. She was the first English child to be born in the New World, in August 1587, shortly after the founding of what was to become known as “The Lost Colony” on Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast. It says something about the mettle of those settlers that any pregnant woman would cross the Atlantic, the equivalent of a lunar expedition at that time—and Virginia’s mother Elenor was no less than the daughter of John White, the colony’s governor.

Perhaps you have to have a daughter yourself to appreciate what White must have felt three years later, when he finally returned from a supply trip to England, much delayed by the  Spanish Armada. The smoke he took at first to be proof of occupation turned out to be brushfires. The settlement stood abandoned. Over a hundred settlers, his daughter and granddaughter among them, had vanished. He would never see them again.

We don’t know what happened to Virginia Dare. If she survived, she might have been “adopted” by Indians, and married into the tribe. While you will hear, below, that slavery began in America when white people brought Africans to America, in fact the Indians used to kidnap and enslave each other all the time, without needing the example provided by the white adoption of the African custom of slavery. They were quite capable of kidnapping and enslaving a white  child, if available. Indeed, it's not impossible that they ate her.

Now, as Steve Sailer has pointed out in Retconning American History: The 1619 Project Vs. The Wretched Refuse, , the big project of America’s Ruling Class is to make 1619, the date that African slaves were first imported onto American soil, the date of the founding of the real America:

The Fourth of July in 1776 is regarded by most Americans as the country’s birthday. But what if we were to tell you that the country’s true birth date, the moment that its defining contradictions first came into the world, was in late August 1619?

That was when a ship arrived at Point Comfort in the British colony of Virginia, bearing a cargo of 20 to 30 enslaved Africans. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years and form the basis for almost every aspect of American life. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times memorializing that event on its 400th anniversary. The goal of the project is to deepen understanding of American history (and the American present) by proposing a new point of origin for our national story. In the days and weeks to come, we will publish essays demonstrating that nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery.

Watch: The Times Presents the #1619Project, by the New York Times, August 13, 2019

This is simply a lie. I think the problem is that black Americans can’t get it through their heads that most of American history is not about them.

By Steve Sailer on 08/17/2019
This week, after 2.5 years in office, the Trump Administration finally got its ducks in a row enough to issue an update to the 1999 temporary guidelines on how to enforce the 1996 law directing the executive branch to work hard to keep out legal immigrants who are likely wind up as a “public charge.” As I pointed out in my Taki’s Magazine column, this is a completely sensible bureaucratic policy, ...
By Eugene Gant on 08/17/2019
The headline at CNN runs this way: "Teen ran out with a $2 beer. Memphis store clerk followed him and shot him dead."The story is about the "Memphis" store clerk's second-degree murder conviction for killing 17-year-old Dorian Harris.One little problem. The shooter is not, as they say, a "Memphis" man. His name? Anwar Ghazali.  The shooting the Commercial Appeal reported at the time, "raised longst...
By Steve Sailer on 08/17/2019
As I pointed out in Taki’s Magazine recently, San Francisco is like the Puerto Rico of billionaire cities when it comes to abysmal public school test scores. But don’t worry, the San Francisco school board has a plan to make its students even more ignorant. From the San Francisco Examiner: School board working to put ethnic studies at heart of district curriculumLAURA WAXMANN Aug. 14, 2019 Effort...
By Steve Sailer on 08/17/2019
The NYT’s 1619 project to “reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are,” which sounds like a parody I wrote but is actually real, is off to a surprising start. Instead of having a black lady write about her hair, the Times ha...
By John Derbyshire on 08/16/2019
01m37s  Jeffrey Epstein is brown bread.  (I assume.) 06m34s  Did race denialism kill Jeffrey Epstein?  (Who was in charge?) 13m27s  Knife crime and fried chicken.  (It's not Cypriots any more.) 22m32s  Hong Kong v. China: an anecdote.  (Inter-ethnic antipathies.) 29m20s  The yield curve has inverted!  (It's the economy, and we're all stupid.) 31m36s  Fried chicken footnote.  (A movie gem.) 32m56s ...
By F. Roger Devlin on 08/16/2019

See, earlier, by John Derbyshire: “Racism” (The Word) Becoming Obsolete Because Of Racism—Anti-White, That Is

Founding stock Americans are now perilously close to becoming a powerless minority ruled over by aliens who cherish a carefully cultivated resentment—not to say hatred—towards us. If nothing is done to change the trajectory in which our society is moving, it is hard to see how our children can avoid outright physical persecution.

The hostile elites who rule over us, of course, paint a different picture. Even as they triumphantly celebrate America’s growing racial diversity, they are incredulous any whites could imagine their group is being replaced: that is a “conspiracy theory,” perhaps a symptom of mental illness. Nonwhites are, indeed, growing in numbers and power, but somehow, simultaneously, whites are not losing out in any way. Indeed, we enjoy enormous unearned privilege. The real danger to America is white supremacy, a “sinister ideology” (Donald Trump), a “depraved evil” (Ted Cruz) now said to be on the rise.

The two side in America’s looming struggle now live in such different mental universes that communication between them has become almost impossible. One reason for this mutual incomprehension is language. Popular political discourse is filled with expressions meant not to communicate, but to manipulate.

Much of this involves what the great rhetorical scholar Richard Weaver called “god terms” and “devil terms.” God terms include freedom, justice, and—in our own age—democracy and equality.

The special character of god terms is to combine highly positive connotations with an absence of clear denotation. Thus, people of directly opposed principles can both appeal to “freedom” or “justice.” They use the same words, but do not refer to the same things. Democracy, e.g., can refer to Periclean Athens, Jacksonian America, or even the communist “people’s democracies” set up by Stalin after World War II. Freedom can mean sovereignty and independence, the right to participate in politics, or the absence of state intervention in the market. For Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa, it means the freedom to seize other people’s property.

Devil terms can be even more manipulative and dishonest than god terms.  Obvious contemporary examples include “racist,” “white supremacist,” “fascist,” and “neo-Nazi.” Past ages had different devil terms—"heretic,” “atheist,” “communist,” etc. The specific words change, but they always combine intensely negative connotations with extreme vagueness of denotation, i.e., they denounce a presumed referent without serving to make clear exactly who it is.

Devil terms are an aspect of demonology, an aspect of any religion or ideology. It provides a way of accounting for the failure of an ideal to be realized. In the Christian Middle Ages, the City of God could never be built on earth because there were literal demons roaming about, forever tempting men into sin. But, while scapegoating by means of devil terms has deep roots in religious demonology, its more immediate predecessor was a utopian political ideology of the last century: communism.

By Steve Sailer on 08/16/2019
From Urban Dictionary: retcon (shortened form of RETroactive CONtinuity; first made popular in the comic book world) 1. (original meaning) Adding information to the back story of a fictional character or world, without invalidating that which had gone before. 2. (more common usage) Adding or altering information regarding the back story of a fictional character or world, regardless of whether the...
By Brenda Walker on 08/16/2019
Last week Tucker Carlson interviewed a guest familiar with the cost of healthcare who also wasn’t afraid to use the world “billions” in reference to the world population. Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute discussed the results of recent research, pointing out the insane generosity of 2020 Democrats when they offered free-to-them healthcare for illegal aliens. Below, when a moderator request...
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By James Fulford on 08/18/2019

See, earlier: Why VDARE.com/The White Doe? by Peter Brimelow, December 25, 1999

When VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow launched this site, he named it VDARE.com after Virginia Dare, the first white child born of English parents in North America. Virginia Dare was born 432 years ago today on August 18, 1587, but thereafter she and her whole family—her whole colony—vanished.

Peter wrote

I have always been fascinated by the story of Virginia Dare. She was the first English child to be born in the New World, in August 1587, shortly after the founding of what was to become known as “The Lost Colony” on Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast. It says something about the mettle of those settlers that any pregnant woman would cross the Atlantic, the equivalent of a lunar expedition at that time—and Virginia’s mother Elenor was no less than the daughter of John White, the colony’s governor.

Perhaps you have to have a daughter yourself to appreciate what White must have felt three years later, when he finally returned from a supply trip to England, much delayed by the  Spanish Armada. The smoke he took at first to be proof of occupation turned out to be brushfires. The settlement stood abandoned. Over a hundred settlers, his daughter and granddaughter among them, had vanished. He would never see them again.

We don’t know what happened to Virginia Dare. If she survived, she might have been “adopted” by Indians, and married into the tribe. While you will hear, below, that slavery began in America when white people brought Africans to America, in fact the Indians used to kidnap and enslave each other all the time, without needing the example provided by the white adoption of the African custom of slavery. They were quite capable of kidnapping and enslaving a white  child, if available. Indeed, it's not impossible that they ate her.

Now, as Steve Sailer has pointed out in Retconning American History: The 1619 Project Vs. The Wretched Refuse, , the big project of America’s Ruling Class is to make 1619, the date that African slaves were first imported onto American soil, the date of the founding of the real America:

The Fourth of July in 1776 is regarded by most Americans as the country’s birthday. But what if we were to tell you that the country’s true birth date, the moment that its defining contradictions first came into the world, was in late August 1619?

That was when a ship arrived at Point Comfort in the British colony of Virginia, bearing a cargo of 20 to 30 enslaved Africans. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years and form the basis for almost every aspect of American life. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times memorializing that event on its 400th anniversary. The goal of the project is to deepen understanding of American history (and the American present) by proposing a new point of origin for our national story. In the days and weeks to come, we will publish essays demonstrating that nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery.

Watch: The Times Presents the #1619Project, by the New York Times, August 13, 2019

This is simply a lie. I think the problem is that black Americans can’t get it through their heads that most of American history is not about them.

By F. Roger Devlin on 08/16/2019

See, earlier, by John Derbyshire: “Racism” (The Word) Becoming Obsolete Because Of Racism—Anti-White, That Is

Founding stock Americans are now perilously close to becoming a powerless minority ruled over by aliens who cherish a carefully cultivated resentment—not to say hatred—towards us. If nothing is done to change the trajectory in which our society is moving, it is hard to see how our children can avoid outright physical persecution.

The hostile elites who rule over us, of course, paint a different picture. Even as they triumphantly celebrate America’s growing racial diversity, they are incredulous any whites could imagine their group is being replaced: that is a “conspiracy theory,” perhaps a symptom of mental illness. Nonwhites are, indeed, growing in numbers and power, but somehow, simultaneously, whites are not losing out in any way. Indeed, we enjoy enormous unearned privilege. The real danger to America is white supremacy, a “sinister ideology” (Donald Trump), a “depraved evil” (Ted Cruz) now said to be on the rise.

The two side in America’s looming struggle now live in such different mental universes that communication between them has become almost impossible. One reason for this mutual incomprehension is language. Popular political discourse is filled with expressions meant not to communicate, but to manipulate.

Much of this involves what the great rhetorical scholar Richard Weaver called “god terms” and “devil terms.” God terms include freedom, justice, and—in our own age—democracy and equality.

The special character of god terms is to combine highly positive connotations with an absence of clear denotation. Thus, people of directly opposed principles can both appeal to “freedom” or “justice.” They use the same words, but do not refer to the same things. Democracy, e.g., can refer to Periclean Athens, Jacksonian America, or even the communist “people’s democracies” set up by Stalin after World War II. Freedom can mean sovereignty and independence, the right to participate in politics, or the absence of state intervention in the market. For Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa, it means the freedom to seize other people’s property.

Devil terms can be even more manipulative and dishonest than god terms.  Obvious contemporary examples include “racist,” “white supremacist,” “fascist,” and “neo-Nazi.” Past ages had different devil terms—"heretic,” “atheist,” “communist,” etc. The specific words change, but they always combine intensely negative connotations with extreme vagueness of denotation, i.e., they denounce a presumed referent without serving to make clear exactly who it is.

Devil terms are an aspect of demonology, an aspect of any religion or ideology. It provides a way of accounting for the failure of an ideal to be realized. In the Christian Middle Ages, the City of God could never be built on earth because there were literal demons roaming about, forever tempting men into sin. But, while scapegoating by means of devil terms has deep roots in religious demonology, its more immediate predecessor was a utopian political ideology of the last century: communism.

By James Kirkpatrick on 08/15/2019

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81tCdffrWrL.jpgMichael Malice’s book The New Right is interesting but he’s fundamentally wrong about the Trump presidency’s impact on American politics. “In my view, the salient thing about the Trump presidency is how he has mainstreamed several formerly marginalized strands of right-wing thought and behavior,” he writes. Yet the Republican Establishment has largely co-opted Trump. Main Stream Media journalist enforcers, financial institutions, government officials and law enforcement are now far more aggressive against dissidents on the nationalist Right. Far from being undermined, “The Cathedral,” Mencius Moldbug’s term for the interlocking network of media outlets and universities that preach the egalitarian faith and manufacture public opinion, is more demanding than ever. Maybe that’s because they’re panicking, but the fact cannot be denied.

Malice defines The New Right as:

… A loosely connected group of individuals united by their opposition to progressivism, which they perceive to be a thinly veiled fundamentalist religion dedicated to egalitarian principles and intent on totalitarian world domination via globalist hegemony.

Excitable vocabulary notwithstanding, that’s about right. As Malice himself notes, the “Alt Right,” which he defines (debatably) as those who think race is an important issue, is simply a faction within a broader movement.

Though Malice doesn’t really explore this, the “Alt Right” and “Alt Light” once worked together. The break didn’t occur until Hailgate in November 2016. The Alt Right remained a coherent force even after Charlottesville until it was essentially crushed by government action, lawfare, defunding and deplatforming.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 08/15/2019

See, earlier, by Patrick J. Buchanan: China, Not Russia, the Greater Threat

President Donald Trump's reelection hopes hinge on two things: the state of the economy in 2020 and the identity of the Democratic nominee.

The further left the Democrats go to select their candidate, the greater the probability Trump wins a second term.

Thus Trump got good news this week.

The verbal flubs of Joe Biden reached critical mass. They are now so numerous and egregious they have begun to call into question whether Biden, who turns 77 in November, is really up to a year of campaigning, followed by four years of leading the nation in the world.

Nor is it only Trump saying this now.

The Biden staff appears to be agonizing over the endless reruns of Joe's gaffes on cable TV. And a media that sees Biden as the best hope of bringing down Trump is showing signs of alarm.

A valid question arises, not only for Democrats:

By Ann Coulter on 08/14/2019

Earlier by Ann Coulter: It’s an Invasion! … of Moronic Arguments

I know who filled the El Paso mass shooter's head with murderous thoughts! Contrary to the conclusions of The New York Times' Jeremy Peters, it wasn't me and other conservatives.

Peters says we caused Patrick Crusius' monstrous shooting spree by calling illegal immigrants streaming across our border "invaders." It seems that Crusius' "manifesto" also called illegal aliens "invaders." You see? We used the word "invaders"—and so did he! CHECKMATE! [How the El Paso Killer Echoed the Incendiary Words of Conservative Media Stars, August 12, 2019]

I could say it's the Times that inspired Crusius' slaughter, inasmuch as other parts of his manifesto complained about "the increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric of the right." But I'm bigger than that, New York Times.

(Also, Peters, you lied about my quote, and you know it. I was not proposing that we shoot illegals at the border. I was pointing out the idiocy of Trump’s sending troops there at all, when they are not going to shoot anyone—in lieu of the simple, elegant and entirely nonviolent solution of the wall which I, and 62 million other Americans, voted for.)

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