John Derbyshire On Sex And The City—Of Cologne
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1944[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on]

I was in the city of Cologne just once, in 1954. I was nine years old, on my way to visit my brother, who was stationed with the British Army in Düsseldorf. Through the train window my mother pointed out the famous Cathedral (pictured right) which I recall as looking very battered still from wartime bombing damage. The Cathedral had taken fourteen hits, but somehow survived.

It may not survive much longer. What the British and American air forces failed to do, the Germans themselves may yet accomplish. With the floods of young Muslims into Germany last year, to be followed presumably by chain migration of their relations and anyone who can afford forged documents to claim a relationship, combined with the dismally low fertility rate of native Germans, Germany could be under Islamic control by the time my kids retire.

Given what Islamic fundamentalists have been doing to historic structures in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, it would be foolish to bet on Cologne Cathedral being around for another seven hundred years; unless, that is, the invaders just turn it into a mosque, like Hagia Sophia.

From the New York Times’s (belated) report:

Taking advantage of the New Year's Eve street party, hundreds of young men … described by the authorities as having "a North African or Arabic" appearance … broke into groups and formed rings around young women, refusing to let them escape, the authorities said. Some groped victims while others stole wallets or cellphones.

Witnesses described the atmosphere around the city's central train station as aggressive and threatening … The Cologne police added that they had received 90 complaints from victims, including one who said she had been raped. No arrests have been made.

Cologne … is among Germany's most ethnically diverse cities, and it took in more than 10,000 refugees last year.

Reports of Attacks on Women in Germany Heighten Tension Over Migrants, by Melissa Eddy, January 5, 2016

Ah, diversity! Let's murmur a word of thanks that the NYT at least didn't say "vibrant."

Note the date on that report—January 5th. Quote from the report itself:

The assaults initially were not highlighted by the police and were largely ignored by the German news media in the days afterward.

You can see that the Germans have some way to go yet towards really sophisticated reporting on multicultural crime. They told us the perps are of "North African or Arabic" appearance. When they've had a few more years' experience they'll know to totally suppress this kind of information and just tell us, as the U.S. MSM does, that "the assailant was described as a tall man in a red jacket."

Germany's new batch of Muslim migrants are likewise not yet sophisticated in the ways of the West. After they've had a few more years’ experience of our society, they'll know that assaulting white girls in the street is kind of crude. What you do is, catch them coming out of school around age 13 and kidnap them for sex slaves, like the Muslims of Rotherham in England. The police won't investigate for fear of seeming racist.

That's how it's done, guys!

In fact, many people think they see the fundamental issue here as sexual.

I'm not talking here about the Beast with Two Backs; I'm talking about yin and yang, the female and male principles, whose interaction drives the Tao, the way things happen.

I've dabbled in this line of thinking myself. Three years ago I published a column titled White People are Pussies, lamenting the passivity and ethnomasochism of the British, Scandinavians, and even the Russians.

These kinds of speculations are most prominent in that corner of the Internet called the Manosphere—websites that draw on insights from evolutionary psychology to explain the behavior of women, and to teach guys how to use those insights to their own advantage in dating and mating.

They turn up elsewhere, though—for example, in Steve Sailer’s recent TakiMag column.

Steve was reviewing a book titled Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. Along the way, though, he gave a passing mention to Jean Raspail's 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, which is about a Third World invasion of Europe. Raspail in effect was forecasting what we've been seeing this year in Europe. However, says Steve:

Raspail missed key aspects of what happened in 2015. He imagined that the refugees would be starving masses who overcame European resistance by their pitifulness. But instead, the invaders turned out to be strutting military-age youths with smartphones, giving Germany's surrender a weird sexual vibe that nobody yet has explained satisfactorily even in retrospect.

That caused one of Steve's readers to contribute the following comment, slightly edited:

The sexual appeal of strutting military age young men would be to whom? To women, both young and old. If the appeal is sexual it can't be to anyone else. It is to women … The sexy men are invading because the women want it.

And it's stupid but it's not false.

When men make a mistake, they invade somewhere they should not have—due to male desires blinding their reason.

When women make a mistake, they invite someone they should not have—due to female desires blinding their reason.

The reason we have not yet seen an explanation is that we assume politics are based on male desires. And. second, women do not understand their own desires, so they would be less able to articulate this than I am. What woman would say, "I know it is stupid, but I need to see if these sexy, strong foreigners might make better lovers and rulers"?

That got some push-back from other commenters. Some pointed out that MSM pictures of the Muslim invaders deliberately avoid showing the fit young males, preferring to focus on distressed women and drowned toddlers. You could say that's also a yin play—an appeal to the feminine—but to a different module of the female brain.

Others wondered, as I have, looking at some of the news pictures of weedy European guys welcoming muscular male migrants, whether the appeal of those "strutting military-age youths" is entirely heterosexual. [Airbnb for refugees' group overwhelmed by offers of help, By Jessica Elgot, Guardian, September 1 , 2015]

And then here comes columnist Fred Reed. I've known Fred for 15 years, since we both contributed to Steve's HBD Yahoo group. Fred's erratic, with a lot of swings and misses, and he's developed an animus against me that I haven't been able to figure out. But when he finds a sweet spot he hits the ball out of the park.

From Fred's column at his own website—is topic is Obama's gun-control executive orders:

I confess to a grudging admiration [for Obama]. He, belonging to one of the virile peoples—blacks, Hispanics, and Moslems—has keenly diagnosed the weakness of American society:

There is no one who will say "No."

The Supreme Court? Nine corpses in a wax museum. Congress? If they all poisoned themselves nobody would notice. Though it would still be worth doing.

A President with brass balls—and god knows Hussein Obama has them—can do anything with an executive order. Anything. And we obey …

More correctly, the European population—pale, white, feeble things wriggling like fly grubs in the corruption of a putrefying body politic—obey. Blacks and Moslems do not allow themselves to be pushed around. They are, whatever else they are, virile. They look to be history's winners. Though not civilization's …

I know, [Obama] knows, we all know, that outlawing guns means disarming whites. Nobody is going to go into the depths of darkest Chicago and try to de-gun the occupants. As the looting and burning and destruction grow, as the looters and burners realize that no one is going to stop them, wise people want guns, for when. This will not have a happy ending.

Obama, in what looks like racial vengeance, brings in, as fast as he can get away with, large populations of his two ethnic groups, Africans and Mohammedans and, apparently because they are not white, Hispanics. This will have, is having, enormous consequences for the country, all brought about by one man with the will to do it. No popular vote, not a whimper from Congress. When poked, the vaunted American polity turns out to have the strength of a continental beached jellyfish …

Now I see that American whites are buying "safe rooms" … Now, who do you suppose the people in their safe rooms are afraid of? …

"Safe Rooms" are the last, pathetic, contemptible line of defense of frightened, passive white people against uncontrolled crime. [A Nation of Fly Larvae: Obama and Gun Control,, January 7, links added]

It's a great rant. Fred is, in fact, one of the best ranters in the business.

Are these commentators on to something? Is there a yin-yang aspect to our civilizational crisis? Are white people pussies? Or is just white men? Should we be putting testosterone in the water supply? …

serena-williams-2014-u.s.-open-tennis-tournament-in-new-york-city-1st-round_1[2]No, wait a minute, the women would drink it too, and end up looking like Serena Williams.

But to return to another woman: After the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, Oliver Cromwell's corpse was dug up and hung in chains, then thrown into a garbage pit.

If, fifty years from now, Germany were somehow to rid itself of the Muslim invaders and restore European civilization, I hope Angela Merkel's corpse gets the same treatment.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. ) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He's had two books published by FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and From the Dissident Right II: Essays 2013. His writings are archived at

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