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Charles Murray's FACING REALITY: Ruling Class Must Accept Race Differences—Or Provoke The "Disaster" Of White Identity Politics

See also: Peter Brimelow Remembers FORBES Magazine's Repression Of THE BELL CURVE, Twenty Years Later

Charles Murray’s just-published Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America is an elegantly brief (168 pages) essay devoted to summarizing the great mass of evidence for the existence and persistence of significant racial differences in two areas: 1) cognitive ability, aka intelligence, and 2) violent crime rates. Taken together, this evidence is irrefutable, and informed experts have pretty well given up contesting it.  In dramatic contrast, public debate has actually gone backward since Murray co-authored The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life in 1994. He hopes his politely rational arguments can change that—or that the Ruling Class will heed his warning about a white backlash. Too bad he’s wrong.

Facing Reality was inspired by the slogans of “systemic racism” and “white privilege” popularized by the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020. It is Murray’s patient attempt to explain to anyone who will listen just why such incendiary charges “float free of reality,” in the words of the front jacket flap.

Murray’s focus is limited to the USA, yet he refers to American whites as “Europeans” and American blacks as “Africans.” This is due not to any recent conversion to racial nationalism, but because he hopes a more clinical terminology will “make it easier to look at some inflammatory issues with at least a little more dispassion.”

Good luck with that.)

Concerning cognitive ability, Murray concentrates on demonstrating three points:

  • When Africans, Asians, Europeans and Latins take tests that are related to cognitive ability, their group results have different means.
  • Race differences between Africans and Europeans in cognitive test scores narrowed significantly during the 1970s and 1980s, but the narrowing stopped three decades ago.
  • Scores on today’s most widely used standardized tests, whether of cognitive ability or academic achievement, pass the central test of fairness: They do not underpredict the performance of lower-scoring groups in the classroom or on the job. [21]

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By F. Roger Devlin on 06/14/2021

Charles Murray's FACING REALITY: Ruling Class Must Accept Race Differences—Or Provoke The "Disaster" Of White Identity Politics

See also: Peter Brimelow Remembers FORBES Magazine's Repression Of THE BELL CURVE, Twenty Years Later

Charles Murray’s just-published Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America is an elegantly brief (168 pages) essay devoted to summarizing the great mass of evidence for the existence and persistence of significant racial differences in two areas: 1) cognitive ability, aka intelligence, and 2) violent crime rates. Taken together, this evidence is irrefutable, and informed experts have pretty well given up contesting it.  In dramatic contrast, public debate has actually gone backward since Murray co-authored The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life in 1994. He hopes his politely rational arguments can change that—or that the Ruling Class will heed his warning about a white backlash. Too bad he’s wrong.

Facing Reality was inspired by the slogans of “systemic racism” and “white privilege” popularized by the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020. It is Murray’s patient attempt to explain to anyone who will listen just why such incendiary charges “float free of reality,” in the words of the front jacket flap.

Murray’s focus is limited to the USA, yet he refers to American whites as “Europeans” and American blacks as “Africans.” This is due not to any recent conversion to racial nationalism, but because he hopes a more clinical terminology will “make it easier to look at some inflammatory issues with at least a little more dispassion.”

Good luck with that.)

Concerning cognitive ability, Murray concentrates on demonstrating three points:

  • When Africans, Asians, Europeans and Latins take tests that are related to cognitive ability, their group results have different means.
  • Race differences between Africans and Europeans in cognitive test scores narrowed significantly during the 1970s and 1980s, but the narrowing stopped three decades ago.
  • Scores on today’s most widely used standardized tests, whether of cognitive ability or academic achievement, pass the central test of fairness: They do not underpredict the performance of lower-scoring groups in the classroom or on the job. [21]

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By Patrick J. Buchanan on 06/14/2021

Earlier by Patrick J. Buchanan: Why Biden's Russia Bluster? Do We Not Have Enough Enemies?

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.

Karl Marx's comment came to mind as President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to equate their tete-a-tete at the G7 confab in Cornwall, England, to the Atlantic Charter conference of 80 years ago.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 06/14/2021
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By Washington Watcher II on 06/13/2021

Barack Obama claims he can’t believe Republicans have attacked Critical Race Theory, and dismisses their alarm as nothing more than “resentment” over the demographic dispossession of whites. “Lo and behold the single most important issue to [Republicans] apparently right now is Critical Race Theory,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “Who knew that was the threat to our Republic?” [Obama Says His Daughters Think Cancel Culture Goes Too Far, by Rachel Sharp, Daily Mail, June 7, 2021]. Yet Obama’s feigned innocence suggests that he knows Democrats have overplayed their hand, and that the GOP/GAP has blundered on to something. However, it will have to find the courage to follow the incisive recent advice of REVOLVER’s anonymous editorialist:

“The nature of America’s new extremism wave requires the right to be honest and frank about what it is. It’s not ‘socialism,’ or ‘Marxism,’ or ‘liberal fascism.’ In 2021, America is facing a steadily-growing amount of anti-white racism” America’s Rotten Academic Establishment Vomits Out More Demented Anti-White Rhetoric, June 12, 2021

Still, the GOP is fighting back. Florida banned CRT from its schools and specifically excluded the anti-white—and historically flawed—1619 Project from curricula. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed CRT “state-sanctioned racism” and said it would only produce divisions [Florida bans critical race theory amid a wave of conservative backlash against the legal framework, by Erin Snodgrass, Insider, June 10, 2021]. Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have also banned CRT in schools. Similar bills await the governor’s signature in Iowa, Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Texas. Lawmakers in other states have also proposed measures to block this anti-white menace [The states taking steps to ban critical race theory, by Anuli Ononye and Jackson Walker, The Hill, June 9, 2021].

By John Derbyshire on 06/12/2021

[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

America is going through a Cultural Revolution, but we counter revolutionaries can draw some instruction and perhaps encouragement from the fact that this drama has been played out before, in China from 1966 to 1976.

We shouldn't get too carried away with the comparison. There are of course important differences between China's Cultural Revolution and ours. Most importantly, Mao's China was monoracial, or effectively so. The key battles of his Cultural Revolution were fought over class, whereas in ours the central issue is race.

That doesn't mean we are fighting a race war, any more than Mao's Red Guards were fighting a class war. When China's Cultural Revolution started, the Communist Party had held total power for seventeen years. Capitalism had been pretty thoroughly stamped out, just as anti-black discrimination has long since disappeared from American life.

But Mao told his followers that "bourgeois elements" were at work in the party, trying to restore capitalism. Similarly, our own ruling class say that reactionary whites are plotting to restore "white supremacy," which I think means Jim Crow laws.

Both those story lines are preposterous on the face of it; but when you have total control of public information, as Mao had and our elites very nearly have, you can get enough people to believe preposterosities.

By Gregory Hood on 06/12/2021

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[Crossposted from American Renaissance]

German governments have used two strategies to crush dissent in the last century. The Third Reich used Gleichschaltung, or “coordination,” with the state pushing public and private organizations into line with National Socialism. Communist East Germany used Zersetzung, “decomposition,” with its Stasi secret police wrecking the personal lives, careers, and reputations of dissidents. White advocates face both tactics today.

However, there’s a third example from Germany. It’s arguably worse than the other two because its goal isn’t just to force obedience. It’s to instill shame.

It’s Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung, “working off the past.” It means re-interpreting your history as something shameful. It’s what Germany’s rulers have forced on their people, and it’s what the Washington Post wants to do to us.

Working for American Renaissance is sometimes hard because we must report bad news, and the news from Germany is almost always bad. Germany is not free. The state arrests citizens for saying the wrong things. The ironically named “Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution” spies on the nationalist Alternative for Germany party. A politician from the governing “conservative” party openly told her constituents that they shouldn’t worry about being a minority in their own country. Few Germans think they can speak openly.

Still, as we have reported, what is arguably uniquely German is the deep-seated self-loathing.

  • “Many Germans themselves treat any assertion of national German pride as a manifestation of neo-Nazi tendencies, as something hideously offensive and shameful.” —Frank Ellis, “The German Death Wish,” February 2011
  • “Not only do Germans still have an ingrained horror of nationalism to a degree unusual even among Western nations, there are laws criminalizing Volksverhetzung or ‘incitement to hatred’ that can be broadly interpreted.” —John Jackson, “Confessions of a German Police Chief,” March 25, 2016
  • “May Angela Merkel’s ‘New Germany’ serve as a warning to whites everywhere.” —Thorsten Pattberg, “The Transformation of Germany,” February 5, 2021

Michele Norris (right) at the Washington Post thinks this is a model for us. She argues America should pursue Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung, which she calls a “decades-long exercise, beginning in the 1960s, to examine, analyze, and ultimately learn to live with an evil chapter through monuments, teachings, art, architecture and public policy.”

Germany, she says approvingly, “looks at its Nazi past by consistently, almost obsessively, memorializing the victims of that murderous era, so much that it is now a central feature of the nation’s cultural landscape.” Students learn about the “horrible and shameful [Nazi] chapter in the nation’s past,” any “symbol of the Nazi era” is illegal, Holocaust denial is illegal, and police officers spend years of training that includes Holocaust history. Perhaps this focus is why German police seem unable to stop crime disproportionately committed by Muslims.

Michele Norris describes the countless memorials that immerse Germans in shame. To her credit, she honestly describes exactly what such an effort would look like in America:

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