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By Pedro de Alvarado on 06/28/2022

Russia-Ukraine War A Reminder That Ethnic, National Conflicts Are Not A Thing Of The Past, That Blood And Soil Still Matter

With its invasion of Ukraine, Russia disproved New York Times’ pundit Thomas Friedman’s Golden Arches Theory which posited that no two countries that have McDonald’s franchises had gone to war. [What is the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention?, by Jonathon Haeber, CBS News, January 28, 2008]. But what strikes me most about the war is its ethnic dimension. Whatever the geostrategic, balance-of-power and resource-extraction considerations, beneath all that is the irrepressible identitarianism that ends in war. Ukrainians want to stay Ukrainians, and Russians want to stay Russian. Both want to defend their people, their culture, and language, extraterritorially, if necessary. History has not ended.

From Ukraine’s right-wing organizations such as the Azov Battalion, Right Sector and Svoboda, that advocate an independent Ukrainian state — to Russian nationalists who want to “regather” Russian lands, good, old-fashioned Blut und Boden nationalism are at work:

For Ukrainians, this war is about its very national existence. Historically, independence has eluded Ukraine. Up until the early 20th century, Ukraine was under the control of the Kievan Rus’, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Golden Horde, the Crimean Khanate, Czarist Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Only the collapse of Imperial Russia during the Russian Revolution of 1917 offered Ukrainian an opportunity to enjoy independence.

From 1917 to 1921, Ukraine fought for independence in an attempt to prevent Soviet Bolsheviks from subjugating the Ukrainian People’s Republic [Ukraine: World War I and the struggle for independence, Britannica]. Ukraine lost. The Soviet Union absorbed the Ukrainian People’s Republic to create the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

I’m sympathetic to Ukrainian nationalism. Many Ukrainians, especially

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See, earlier: Navajo Nation Doesn't Want Navajo Murderer Of Navajo Woman And Navajo Child Executed; His Lawyers Are Claiming “Jury Bias

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has jettisoned Roe v. Wade, maybe it can revisit another decision: McGirt v. Oklahoma and its companion, Sharp v. Murphy. Or maybe Congress might, you know, DO something? McGirt declared that the Sooner State cannot prosecute crimes in almost half its territory because they are committed on Indian reservations subject to tribal or federal jurisdiction. The state’s police and courts are paralyzed; violent felonies are going unpunished. Prison inmates of Indian extraction are trying to get criminal convictions overturned because they were imposed by state courts. Indians are even trying to evade state income taxes. It’s utter madness.

That madness was brought to us two years ago by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (always suspect in VDARE.com’s eyes) in alliance with the court’s Leftists: Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The McGirt-Sharp decision arose from two criminal cases from the 1990s, involving child molester Jimcy McGirt (right, in orange shirt) and murderer Patrick Murphy (right, lower). They argued that their trials in state courts were illegitimate and unconstitutional because Congress did not abolish Oklahoma’s Indian reservations when the territory became a state in 1906. Only tribes and federal courts, remember, have jurisdiction on reservations.

Anyone familiar with Sooner history will tell you that what the court claimed in McGirt is nonsense.

In the 19th century, Oklahoma was indeed Indian territory, where tribes from various parts of the country had been relocated and admittedly placed on reservations. But in 1901, Oklahoma Indians were declared U.S. citizens, several decades before the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. In 1907, statehood abolished reservations, then divided the land between Indian families and public sales. Indians participated in creating the new state and attended its constitutional conventions. Everyone understood that Oklahoma was to be a society for whites, Indians and black freedmen.

Even Wikipedia refers to the “Former Indian Reservations in Oklahoma.” And while at least one map purportedly shows one reservation, that of the Osage, what it shows is not a reservation. The Osage Reservation became Osage County, although the tribe retained all underground mineral rights.

The former reservations are also called Tribal Statistical or Jurisdiction Areas, within which a tribe has small properties that feature offices, police, courts, cemeteries, assembly halls, pow wow grounds, and for the paying paleface

Post By Paul Kersey on 06/27/2022
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Post By A.W. Morgan on 06/27/2022
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Post By Steve Sailer on 06/26/2022
Here are the CDC’s provisional per capita death rates by month through November 2021 (December won’t be available until next month) for homicides and motor vehicles: Blacks are much more likely to die by homicide than anybody else, followed by American Indians. One interesting difference is that the great majority of black homicide deaths are from gunshots, while a substantial fraction of Indian ...
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Earlier: Texas’ John Cornyn Could Become GOP Senate Leader … And For The Historic American Nation, The Most Dangerous Republican on Capitol Hill

After pushing a red-flag gun-control bill last week, the lead Republican cosponsor, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, offered this gleeful take in the rarified atmosphere of bipartisan Beltway bonhomie: “First guns, now it’s immigration.” At least one Democratic senator cheered: Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema. Immigration patriots should hear alarm bells. Ever since Joe Biden took office, Cornyn has tried to concoct an Amnesty sellout.  So far, he’s come up empty. But the new spirit of “bipartisanship” might spur a new attempt to betray the Historic American Nation; Business-First Republicans will eagerly hop on board. Cornyn and his Treason Lobby friends do face a probably insurmountable obstacle: the GOP base. But the Congressional GOP should be thinking about offensive measures, for example ending Birthright Citizenship to build an “invisible wall” against the nation-breaking Biden Rush. There’s not much sign they are.

Cornyn tried to claim his immigration comment was merely a joke: “The Democrats and their allies in the media really can’t take a joke. There’s no secret Amnesty bill.” We shouldn’t take his word for it [John Cornyn Says Comment to Senators About Immigration Deal Was a Joke, by Sean Moran, Breitbart, June 21, 2022].

Just a few days before Cornyn played the comic, powerful Republican donors wrote GOP leaders in the House and Senate, Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell, to demand more cheap foreign labor. The 14 signers want Amnesty for illegal aliens who came to the U.S. as minors, or “DREAMers.” And they just happened to send the letter on the 10th anniversary of President Obama’s signing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which gave hundreds of thousands of DREAMers temporary legal status [Republican donors to GOP leaders: Bipartisan immigration reform would ease inflation, by Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico, June 14, 2022].

“Improving border security and providing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers is not only morally right; it is also absolutely crucial to addressing labor shortages, reducing food prices and creating jobs for all American families,” the deluded group claimed, adding that Amnesty is required to further America’s “global contest to attract and retain talent.” And, ludicrously, they averred that an Amnesty would help lower inflation. It probably also cures the common cold.

(Politico’s Rodriguez only identified two people involved with the letter: Craig Duchossois, executive chair of the private investment firm Duchossois Group, and Rebecca Shi, executive director of the American Business Immigration Coalition, which organized the group).

Let me go out on a limb: This group influenced Cornyn’s “joke.” After all, the outfit is tied to the senator financially and has his ear. Duchossois donated to Cornyn’s 2020 campaign and the Texan endorsed the donor group’s Amnesty effort in 2021 [With John Cornyn’s support, new Texas coalition forms to push for congressional fix for “Dreamers,”, by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune, February 2, 2022].

Another reason to suspect Cornyn wasn’t joking: he has led talks

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By Pedro de Alvarado on 06/28/2022

Russia-Ukraine War A Reminder That Ethnic, National Conflicts Are Not A Thing Of The Past, That Blood And Soil Still Matter

With its invasion of Ukraine, Russia disproved New York Times’ pundit Thomas Friedman’s Golden Arches Theory which posited that no two countries that have McDonald’s franchises had gone to war. [What is the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention?, by Jonathon Haeber, CBS News, January 28, 2008]. But what strikes me most about the war is its ethnic dimension. Whatever the geostrategic, balance-of-power and resource-extraction considerations, beneath all that is the irrepressible identitarianism that ends in war. Ukrainians want to stay Ukrainians, and Russians want to stay Russian. Both want to defend their people, their culture, and language, extraterritorially, if necessary. History has not ended.

From Ukraine’s right-wing organizations such as the Azov Battalion, Right Sector and Svoboda, that advocate an independent Ukrainian state — to Russian nationalists who want to “regather” Russian lands, good, old-fashioned Blut und Boden nationalism are at work:

For Ukrainians, this war is about its very national existence. Historically, independence has eluded Ukraine. Up until the early 20th century, Ukraine was under the control of the Kievan Rus’, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Golden Horde, the Crimean Khanate, Czarist Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Only the collapse of Imperial Russia during the Russian Revolution of 1917 offered Ukrainian an opportunity to enjoy independence.

From 1917 to 1921, Ukraine fought for independence in an attempt to prevent Soviet Bolsheviks from subjugating the Ukrainian People’s Republic [Ukraine: World War I and the struggle for independence, Britannica]. Ukraine lost. The Soviet Union absorbed the Ukrainian People’s Republic to create the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

I’m sympathetic to Ukrainian nationalism. Many Ukrainians, especially

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By Allan Wall on 06/27/2022

See, earlier: Navajo Nation Doesn't Want Navajo Murderer Of Navajo Woman And Navajo Child Executed; His Lawyers Are Claiming “Jury Bias

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has jettisoned Roe v. Wade, maybe it can revisit another decision: McGirt v. Oklahoma and its companion, Sharp v. Murphy. Or maybe Congress might, you know, DO something? McGirt declared that the Sooner State cannot prosecute crimes in almost half its territory because they are committed on Indian reservations subject to tribal or federal jurisdiction. The state’s police and courts are paralyzed; violent felonies are going unpunished. Prison inmates of Indian extraction are trying to get criminal convictions overturned because they were imposed by state courts. Indians are even trying to evade state income taxes. It’s utter madness.

That madness was brought to us two years ago by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (always suspect in VDARE.com’s eyes) in alliance with the court’s Leftists: Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The McGirt-Sharp decision arose from two criminal cases from the 1990s, involving child molester Jimcy McGirt (right, in orange shirt) and murderer Patrick Murphy (right, lower). They argued that their trials in state courts were illegitimate and unconstitutional because Congress did not abolish Oklahoma’s Indian reservations when the territory became a state in 1906. Only tribes and federal courts, remember, have jurisdiction on reservations.

Anyone familiar with Sooner history will tell you that what the court claimed in McGirt is nonsense.

In the 19th century, Oklahoma was indeed Indian territory, where tribes from various parts of the country had been relocated and admittedly placed on reservations. But in 1901, Oklahoma Indians were declared U.S. citizens, several decades before the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. In 1907, statehood abolished reservations, then divided the land between Indian families and public sales. Indians participated in creating the new state and attended its constitutional conventions. Everyone understood that Oklahoma was to be a society for whites, Indians and black freedmen.

Even Wikipedia refers to the “Former Indian Reservations in Oklahoma.” And while at least one map purportedly shows one reservation, that of the Osage, what it shows is not a reservation. The Osage Reservation became Osage County, although the tribe retained all underground mineral rights.

The former reservations are also called Tribal Statistical or Jurisdiction Areas, within which a tribe has small properties that feature offices, police, courts, cemeteries, assembly halls, pow wow grounds, and for the paying paleface

By Washington Watcher II on 06/26/2022

Earlier: Texas’ John Cornyn Could Become GOP Senate Leader … And For The Historic American Nation, The Most Dangerous Republican on Capitol Hill

After pushing a red-flag gun-control bill last week, the lead Republican cosponsor, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, offered this gleeful take in the rarified atmosphere of bipartisan Beltway bonhomie: “First guns, now it’s immigration.” At least one Democratic senator cheered: Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema. Immigration patriots should hear alarm bells. Ever since Joe Biden took office, Cornyn has tried to concoct an Amnesty sellout.  So far, he’s come up empty. But the new spirit of “bipartisanship” might spur a new attempt to betray the Historic American Nation; Business-First Republicans will eagerly hop on board. Cornyn and his Treason Lobby friends do face a probably insurmountable obstacle: the GOP base. But the Congressional GOP should be thinking about offensive measures, for example ending Birthright Citizenship to build an “invisible wall” against the nation-breaking Biden Rush. There’s not much sign they are.

Cornyn tried to claim his immigration comment was merely a joke: “The Democrats and their allies in the media really can’t take a joke. There’s no secret Amnesty bill.” We shouldn’t take his word for it [John Cornyn Says Comment to Senators About Immigration Deal Was a Joke, by Sean Moran, Breitbart, June 21, 2022].

Just a few days before Cornyn played the comic, powerful Republican donors wrote GOP leaders in the House and Senate, Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell, to demand more cheap foreign labor. The 14 signers want Amnesty for illegal aliens who came to the U.S. as minors, or “DREAMers.” And they just happened to send the letter on the 10th anniversary of President Obama’s signing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which gave hundreds of thousands of DREAMers temporary legal status [Republican donors to GOP leaders: Bipartisan immigration reform would ease inflation, by Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico, June 14, 2022].

“Improving border security and providing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers is not only morally right; it is also absolutely crucial to addressing labor shortages, reducing food prices and creating jobs for all American families,” the deluded group claimed, adding that Amnesty is required to further America’s “global contest to attract and retain talent.” And, ludicrously, they averred that an Amnesty would help lower inflation. It probably also cures the common cold.

(Politico’s Rodriguez only identified two people involved with the letter: Craig Duchossois, executive chair of the private investment firm Duchossois Group, and Rebecca Shi, executive director of the American Business Immigration Coalition, which organized the group).

Let me go out on a limb: This group influenced Cornyn’s “joke.” After all, the outfit is tied to the senator financially and has his ear. Duchossois donated to Cornyn’s 2020 campaign and the Texan endorsed the donor group’s Amnesty effort in 2021 [With John Cornyn’s support, new Texas coalition forms to push for congressional fix for “Dreamers,”, by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune, February 2, 2022].

Another reason to suspect Cornyn wasn’t joking: he has led talks

By Lance Welton on 06/25/2022

The ROE vs WADE reversal ructions seem a good moment to point out that, during the crazy debate over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, when females seemed to have false memories of him raping them and exposing himself to them while he was a student at Yale, I commented The Democratic Party Has Tipped, To Minorities, Women, Gays—Expect More Kavanaugh-Type Hysteria in the Future.

Specifically, I noted research shows women are considerably higher in mental instability (“Neuroticism”), and This, after all, is basically just a means via which they can express their feelings to each other and also alleviate a sense of guilt and social anxiety about their own “racism”, “white privilege”, or whatever they’ve bee told to feel guilty about.

They have other traits which can make them surprisingly more selfish (given that  women are higher in altruism and empathy) in the right circumstances, than men. As they take over society, and especially as they take over “caring” professions—such as teaching, medicine, non-profits and Woke activism—this can have serious, and self-destructive, consequences. Witness Elephant in the Zoom: Meltdowns Have Brought Progressive Advocacy Groups to a Standstill at a Critical Moment in World History by Ryan Grim, The Intercept, June 13, 2022.

Tellingly, the Intercept’s Grim actually quotes an observer of this fiasco:

“We’re dealing with a workforce that’s becoming younger,
By Jared Taylor on 06/25/2022

VDARE.com also mourns the death of Chris Roberts/Martin Rojas, pictured above on a visit to the Berkeley Springs Castle with the Brimelow family. We have archives of his work under a variety of pseudonyms (adopted by dissidents not only for normal reasons, but to avoid Leftist violence, etc.): Chris Roberts, Hubert Collins, Gilbert Cavanaugh, and Benjamin Villaroel.

It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the unexpected death of Chris Roberts. He was an invaluable member of the AmRen staff, and as our primary public contact, was personally known to many of you. The cause of his death is not known.

Roberts, who worked for us from July 2016 to October 2017 and again, beginning in November 2019, was a constant source of energy and new ideas. His title—Director of Special Projects—fit him perfectly. He did everything: fundraising, website optimization, video-distribution strategy, donor relations, podcasts, author prospecting and, of course, he wrote. We published more than 400 of his articles, including those under his pen names of Gilbert Cavanaugh and Hubert Collins.

Besides the AmRen mainstays of politics, history, and race, Roberts had a deep knowledge of film, about which he also loved to write. He had an intimate understanding of the Left that is very unusual in our circles. He was always looking for potential allies, whether on the anti-anti-racist Left, among libertarians, and even conventional conservatives. He knew the language of these movements, could meet their members on their own ground, and startle them with his insights.

Although we knew him as Chris Roberts, this too, was a pen name. Martin Christopher Rojas was born in 1992 to a Chilean immigrant father and an American mother. He grew up in Minnesota speaking English and Spanish, and published in both languages.

Martin Rojas

He studied briefly at a now defunct great-books school in Chicago called Shimer College and took a few courses here and there, but was otherwise self-taught. He was fascinated by the astonishing achievements and astonishing decline of the West. He was proof that it’s possible to master many fields without having a single dollar in student debt.

It must have been in 2014 that I first met Rojas, at a meeting

By John Derbyshire on 06/24/2022

Earlier: Peter Brimelow On Judicial Imperialism In FORBES...THIRTY [FIVE] YEARS AGO!

While I was putting together my notes for today's podcast, the news came out that, as leaked a few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court has indeed reversed the 1973 abortion decision Roe v. Wade.

You can read it below, with tendentious annotations from the New York Times, or take it plain in PDF here.

There is, after all, the Supremes have ruled, no national right to an abortion hidden in the cracks and fissures of the U.S. Constitution. If Americans at large would like there to be such a national law, they should lobby their senators and congressmen to write and enact one. Should whatever is written and enacted then be judged unconstitutional by the court, citizens should agitate for an appropriate constitutional amendment.

That's the system we have and have had since the Founding. But since the mid-1960s it has been corrupted by judicial imperialism, aided and abetted by Congress failing to carry out its proper functions.

There have been a few jurists aware of the problem, and vocal in their written opinions that it is not the job of the courts to legislate; but their voices have been drowned out by the modern liberal intelligentsia, which has included most of our lawyers and judges.

My favorite of those few dissident voices: the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who left us six years ago. When I saw this morning's news my first thought was: "Ah, the Spirit of Scalia!" Apparently, the late Justice's spirit is indeed active in the Roberts court.

I mentioned constitutional amendments. When was the last one, do you know? Answer

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