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Post By John Derbyshire on 07/09/2020
The Radio Derb transcript is up for July 3. Go here to read or listen. Playlist: 05m10s  Pandemic report.  (Fatalism, insouciance, and the 2nd Amendment.) 10m35s  Herman Cain gets the virus.  (I was impressed and charmed.) 12m24s  The caucasity of hope.  (One of theirs gets stomped.) 17m37s  The war on policing.  (Cops vs. prosecutors.) 22m43s  News from Central Asia.  (The price of hair.) 27m05s  ...
Post By Virginia Dare on 07/09/2020
On Thursday at 3 p.m. EST, our latest episode of “Social Distancing with John Derbyshire will livestream. Derb will be joined by rising America First leader Gavin Wax! Gavin Wax is President of the New York Young Republican Club, an Associate Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and a conservative columnist whose pieces have appeared in TownHall, Human Events, Newsmax, and elsewhere. T...
Post By Steve Sailer on 07/09/2020
Thomas Chatterton Williams, a sensible young part-black man of letters, has organized an open letter in Harper’s by old-fashioned center-left liberals against cancel culture. A Letter on Justice and Open DebateJuly 7, 2020 The below letter will be appearing in the Letters section of the magazine’s October issue. We welcome responses at letters@harpers.org Our cultural institutions are facing a mo...
Post By Steve Sailer on 07/09/2020
That’s what we pay experts for: To say that the spike in violence since, roughly, May 24, 2020 defies easy explanation: Tracie Keesee, a longtime police official in Denver and New York who co-founded the Center for Policing Equity, said it’s important to get answers on what is driving the crime, whether it’s drugs, domestic violence or poverty. She cautioned against broad-stroke generalizations....
Post By Steve Sailer on 07/08/2020
Matthew Yglesias, a junior co-founder of Vox, is the author of the upcoming book One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger, which I look forward to writing a review of. Ezra Klein, the senior co-founder of Vox, is the author of Why We’re Polarized, which I reviewed in Taki’s Magazine under the title “The Anti-Larry David.” [Comment at Unz.com]...
Post By Jack Dalton on 07/08/2020
Can you define Anarcho-Tyranny? At a time when monuments and statues to Dead White Males are being pulled down/vandalized/set on fire and utilized as a forum for public art (the most vile graffiti messages imaginable, ranging from calling for the murder of police to “f*ck whitey”), and the police/elected officials do nothing to stop this lawlessness, a white couple daring to paint over a “Black Liv...
Post By Paul Nachman on 07/08/2020
Recently in a VDARE.com blog post, Steve Sailer speculated about luminaries who might warrant being included in a National Garden of American Heroes, proposed by President Trump.  Here's one of Steve's suggestions: For Hispanic American heroes, how about the Alvarezes, father and son,[pictured above] who figured out what killed the dinosaurs? You want monuments that kids can get into, and the scien...
Article By Ann Coulter on 07/08/2020

See, earlier: Jared Taylor Patiently Educates Lucian K. Truscott IV (!) About "White Supremacy" And Thomas Jefferson

Fascinating news from The New York Times this week! Reviewing its op-ed titled “I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial,” I gather we now weigh Americans’ opinions based on who their ancestors are.

I’m not sure that’s a good idea, but the rules are the rules. Otherwise, why would the Times consider it so important to publish Lucian Truscott, a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jefferson, at all?

Blut uber alles!

Obviously, we’re going to need a list of Whose Opinion Matters. Here’s my first stab at it:

Descendants of John Adams will have their views count the most. Adams was a giant of the Revolution, our second president, and never owned slaves.

Descendants of George Washington will come next. Some will bicker with this, inasmuch as he is the father of our country, but based on our new standards, he gets demerits for owning slaves—though, unlike Jefferson, at least he freed them on his death. (This is a freebie: Washington’s only child was the United States of America.)

Article By Michelle Malkin on 07/08/2020

Earlier: Progressive Antiquarianism: Hating Riot Victims Because Of Their Ancestors' Past

If you support the Second Amendment, oppose mob anarchy and reject the monumental madness gripping America, then you stand with Steven Baca.

If you have been outraged by the persecution and prosecution of brave patriots across the country defending their homes, their families, our downtowns, our national heritage and history—like the armed St. Louis couple, or the armed pregnant Michigan mom, or the armed citizens in the Fishtown suburb of Philadelphia, Boise, Idaho, and Provo, Utah, facing down the saboteurs of civil order, then you stand with Steven Baca.

On June 15, Steven and several other friends and neighbors gathered peacefully at Tiguex Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to protect a statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate targeted by agitators identified as Black Lives Matter protesters. What does Onate have to do with St. George Floyd or any of the other clients of race hustler Benjamin Crump? Nothing. The coordinated violence and chaos unleashed by a toxic convergence of BLM, antifa, jobless college students and garden-variety cop-haters have nothing to do with black lives. Or with "justice." Or police brutality. Or equality.

Post By Steve Sailer on 07/08/2020
From my new review in Taki’s Magazine: ‘Hamilton’: The Obama Administration on StageSteve Sailer July 08, 2020 Before I finally watched Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s colossally popular Broadway musical depicting the Founding Fathers as rapping Men of Color, I had never heard that it’s so childish. I don’t know how to judge hip-hop, but after a while the endless rhymes about the Constitutional Con...
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By Ann Coulter on 07/08/2020

See, earlier: Jared Taylor Patiently Educates Lucian K. Truscott IV (!) About "White Supremacy" And Thomas Jefferson

Fascinating news from The New York Times this week! Reviewing its op-ed titled “I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial,” I gather we now weigh Americans’ opinions based on who their ancestors are.

I’m not sure that’s a good idea, but the rules are the rules. Otherwise, why would the Times consider it so important to publish Lucian Truscott, a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jefferson, at all?

Blut uber alles!

Obviously, we’re going to need a list of Whose Opinion Matters. Here’s my first stab at it:

Descendants of John Adams will have their views count the most. Adams was a giant of the Revolution, our second president, and never owned slaves.

Descendants of George Washington will come next. Some will bicker with this, inasmuch as he is the father of our country, but based on our new standards, he gets demerits for owning slaves—though, unlike Jefferson, at least he freed them on his death. (This is a freebie: Washington’s only child was the United States of America.)

By Michelle Malkin on 07/08/2020

Earlier: Progressive Antiquarianism: Hating Riot Victims Because Of Their Ancestors' Past

If you support the Second Amendment, oppose mob anarchy and reject the monumental madness gripping America, then you stand with Steven Baca.

If you have been outraged by the persecution and prosecution of brave patriots across the country defending their homes, their families, our downtowns, our national heritage and history—like the armed St. Louis couple, or the armed pregnant Michigan mom, or the armed citizens in the Fishtown suburb of Philadelphia, Boise, Idaho, and Provo, Utah, facing down the saboteurs of civil order, then you stand with Steven Baca.

On June 15, Steven and several other friends and neighbors gathered peacefully at Tiguex Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to protect a statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate targeted by agitators identified as Black Lives Matter protesters. What does Onate have to do with St. George Floyd or any of the other clients of race hustler Benjamin Crump? Nothing. The coordinated violence and chaos unleashed by a toxic convergence of BLM, antifa, jobless college students and garden-variety cop-haters have nothing to do with black lives. Or with "justice." Or police brutality. Or equality.

By James Kirkpatrick on 07/07/2020

Earlier: Trump's Speech Hated By People Who Hate America and A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win

President Trump made a start towards recasting the presidential race on July 4, but he needs to match his words with actions. The unhinged Main Stream Media response to what would have been considered patriotic banalities from any other president shows he has an opening to rally America against JournoFa and in defense of our heroes, history, and identity. But American identity is fragmenting because people are given specific incentives to disassociate from it. My view: Trump needs to run on a civic nationalist platform with three essential components: ending Affirmative Action racial privileges; immigration restriction; economic populism. A symbolic Culture War just won’t be enough.

Trump didn’t say anything revolutionary or especially right-wing in his July 4 address. It shows how beaten down American patriots are that so many reacted to it like a man in the desert would react to an oasis [Trump’s Independence Day Speech Was Not ‘Dark’ Or ‘Divisive,’ It Was American, by Margot Cleveland, The Federalist, July 6, 2020]. But contrast the way leading newspapers covered it:

What was so “dark” and “warlike” about Trump’s speech? Nothing. Brit Hume at Fox News has proclaimed it “utterly mystifying” that America’s leading newspapers and journalists found the speech so troubling. “I have rarely seen such biased and misleading coverage and such extravagant opinion reaction to this than I saw this weekend,” he said [Brit Hume: Why biased coverage of Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech ‘ could be a turning point,by Talia Kaplan, Fox News, July 7, 2020].

Of course, this isn’t “mystifying” at all to us. There is a vast Diversity Industry that incentivizes people to not associate themselves with American history and identity. Consider Colin Kaepernick. He denounced July 4 as a “white supremacist” celebration. This was completely different from what he was tweeting just a few years ago [Colin Kaepernick mocked for tweet calling 4th of July ‘celebration of white supremacy, Fox6, July 6 2020].

Has Kaepernick paid a price for this? No, he has not. Instead, he’s getting a fawning documentary from Disney, once the most mainstream “Americana” company that could possibly exist [Colin Kaepernick, Disney announce partnership deal, ESPN, July 6, 2020].

By Edwin S. Rubenstein on 07/06/2020

Much to the horror of the Dem/Main Stream Media Complex, June’s job data seemed to confirm that a “V-shaped recovery” is underway. And, even more significant from VDARE.com’s standpoint: both the immigrant workforce population (legal and illegal, federal data does not distinguish) and immigrant displacement of American workers continue their remarkable collapse. This is developing into a major, if unreported, Trump triumph—but it must be locked in, at least by prolonging the temporary immigration moratorium he finally enacted June 22.

U.S. payrolls grew by 4.8 million in June, according to the BLS. This was the second straight month of remarkable gains after a loss of 20 million in April, when a large share of the working age population hunkered down in self-quarantine. The unemployment rate in June fell to 11.1%, down from a peak of 14.7% in April.

There are still nearly 15 million fewer jobs in June than in February, before the pandemic forced businesses to close. However, in May, 3.8 million jobs were created. When added to June’s gain, about 9 million jobs lost during the pandemic have already been restored. If monthly job gains continue at this rate, we will recover all the pandemic-related job losses within 3 to 4 months.

Our analysis of the “other” employment survey, of Households rather than businesses, which reports immigration data, uncovers an even more robust picture for June: Employment as measured by the Household Survey jumped by 4.94 million.

In June:

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 07/06/2020

Rushmore

Earlier, by Steve Sailer: Trump's Speech Hated By People Who Hate America

Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trump recast the presidential race.

He seized upon an issue that can turn his fortunes around, and the wounded howls of the media testify to the power of his message.

Standing beneath the mammoth carved images of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Trump declared: "Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities."

These mobs are made up of Marxists, criminals and anarchists. Their cause is a cultural revolution. "Their goal is not a better America. Their goal is the end of America."

After reciting the achievements of his four predecessors, Trump added: "No movement that seeks to dismantle these treasured American legacies can possibly have a love of America at its heart."

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