Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Homeschool Links

New category for Homeschool. If you have any good recommendations, post in the comments and I'll add them.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

What Is White Identity Politics?

David Brooks is the gift that keeps on giving.

How Trump Kills the G.O.P.
It’s become more of a white party in recent years, of course, and adopted some wrongheaded positions on civil rights enforcement, but it was still possible to be a Republican without feeling like you were violating basic decency on matters of race. Most of the Republican establishment, from the Bushes to McCain and Romney, fought bigotry, and racism was not a common feature in the conservative moment.
You could be a good progressive and adhere to the secular religion while dissenting on the level of taxation, abortion, school prayer and gun rights.
Between 1984 and 2003 I worked at National Review, The Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal editorial page and The Weekly Standard. Most of my friends were Republicans.

In that time, I never heard blatantly racist comments at dinner parties, and there were probably fewer than a dozen times I heard some veiled comment that could have suggested racism. To be honest, I heard more racial condescension in progressive circles than in conservative ones.
No doubt true.
But the Republican Party has changed since 2005. It has become the vehicle for white identity politics. In 2005 only six percent of Republicans felt that whites faced “a great deal” of discrimination, the same number of Democrats who felt this. By 2016, the percentage of Republicans who felt this had tripled.

Recent surveys suggest that roughly 47 percent of Republicans are what you might call conservative universalists and maybe 40 percent are what you might call conservative white identitarians. White universalists believe in conservative principles and think they apply to all people and their white identity is not particularly salient to them. White identitarians are conservative, but their white identity is quite important to them, sometimes even more important than their conservatism.
David, I'm going to blow your mind here. Conservatism is largely a white American thing. What happened is you and your conservative ideologues flooded the nation with non-white immigrants who are also anti-conservative. When America was mostly white, there were ideological battles between left and right. Now, the left largely makes anti-white arguments that overlap almost entirely with the groups we call "conservatives" (and "libertarians"). There is little practical difference in making a pro-white argument and a pro-liberty argument, except to the extent to which it is effective. Shifting politics in a white direction also shifts it in a right direction. In fact, that might be the only way to move politics rightward.
These white identitarians have taken the multicultural worldview taught in schools, universities and the culture and, rightly or wrongly, have applied it to themselves. As Marxism saw history through the lens of class conflict, multiculturalism sees history through the lens of racial conflict and group oppression.

According to a survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, for example, about 48 percent of Republicans believe there is “a lot of discrimination” against Christians in America and about 43 percent believe there is a lot of discrimination against whites.

I’d love to see more research on the relationship between white identity politics and simple racism. There’s clear overlap, but I suspect they’re not quite the same thing. Racism is about feeling others are inferior. White identitarianism is about feeling downtrodden and aggrieved yourself.
The Left built an anti-white grievance machine because it could not win the ideological argument with whites. It had to use demographic replacement strategy to advance leftism. The reason the Alt-Right exists at all is because conservatives like Mr. Brooks did not and do not lift a finger in opposition to multiculturalism and demographic replacement, but instead cheer it on.
But three things are clear: First, identity politics on the right is at least as corrosive as identity politics on the left, probably more so. If you reduce the complex array of identities that make up a human being into one crude ethno-political category, you’re going to do violence to yourself and everything around you.

Second, it is wrong to try to make a parallel between Black Lives Matter and White Lives Matter. To pretend that these tendencies are somehow comparable is to ignore American history and current realities.

Third, white identity politics as it plays out in the political arena is completely noxious. Donald Trump is the maestro here. He established his political identity through birtherism, he won the Republican nomination on the Muslim ban, he campaigned on the Mexican wall, he governed by being neutral on Charlottesville and pardoning the racialist Joe Arpaio.
The mask falls from the progressive.
And this is where the dissolution of the G.O.P. comes in. Conservative universalists are coming to realize their party has become a vehicle for white identity and racial conflict. This faction is prior to and deeper than Trump.

When you have an intraparty fight about foreign or domestic issues, you think your rivals are wrong. When you have an intraparty fight on race, you think your rivals are disgusting. That’s what’s happening. Friendships are now ending across the right. People who supported Trump for partisan reasons now feel locked in to support him on race, and they are making themselves repellent.

It may someday be possible to reduce the influence of white identity politics, but probably not while Trump is in office. As long as he is in power the G.O.P. is a house viciously divided against itself, and cannot stand.
The way to reduce white identity politics is to reduce the power of the left and identity politics by reversing demographic trends. Support Trump on nothing except immigration, and tell him to become as extreme as possible on immigration, such that the country experiences net emigration. Then, Mr. Brooks, and only then, will you reduce the influence of white identity politics. Or you can advocate for removal of leftists from power, but that's probably against your principles.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

White Consumers: Please Take a Hike

You go bankrupt very slowly, and then all at once.

A few years ago sensitive people start noticing an increase in sexually ambiguous ads (brothers or two dads?) and minorities in ads.

In the last year or so, a lot of people started noticing the ads. If you tell a normie friend about it today and he watches TV tonight, he will be red-pilled.

If the Alt-Right is to mature in a healthy direction, it must turn the corner on outrage culture (the protest culture). Begging those in power to give you what you want doesn't work and projects weakness.

The first step past outrage is not caring. This is how it is. Accept reality as it is today.

Without a counter-voice, the outrage on the Left grows more powerful. The trend is obvious.

Not caring and a worsening trend very quickly turns to action: why don't we make our own products?

The outrage intensifies as straight, white, Christian customers leave.

Demographic trends and outrage culture on the Left will make certain that lost white customers never return. Companies can't afford to go chasing after whites.

The sweet spot is slow, steady burn of outrage that doesn't overheat and doesn't flame out, ensuring a steady stream of customers for years to come.

Advertisers move away from using pictures of white, straight customers for fear of being seen as racist or gay-hating

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Baizuo of the Month: ESPN Ascends to Higher Plane of Baizuo Existence

August isn't over, but I'm calling it early. ESPN is the Baizuo of the Month for August 2017.

ESPN pulls Asian-American announcer from Virginia football game because he has a Confederate general's name

They had to channel the Baizuo deep within the recesses of their colons to out do the Portland area school district.

Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Neoreaction Warned You

Update: Trump pulled the Alt-Right's ass out of the fire at today's press conference. It sounds like the left might suffer the most assuming this indicates the DoJ will impartially deliver justice. Also, Terry McCauliffe should be worried since The Virginia State Police were the ones forcing Alt-Right rally-goers into the Antifa. Most of what I wrote earlier still stands. If Trump wasn't in office, it would have been a bigger disaster. If the rally had kicked out the Nazis so that Trump could say there were no Neo-Nazis there, he could have unloaded entirely on the left today. Press questions begin around 10 minutes.

Also for posterity, here's what was happening before Trump spoke: right-wing websites and Alt-Tech sites such as Gab were hit with massive DDoS attacks today. Daily Stormer was kicked off GoDaddy and tried hosting with Google, was denied. Discord kicked "Nazis" off the site. Several corporate CEOs quit Trump's economic council because he didn't condemn the rally hard enough. Intel, Merck and Wal-Mart are three I know of. Now they look like big asses after the Narrative did a 180. Finally, another Confederate statue was torn down in Durham by a mob. Now the Sheriff says all found will be prosecuted. Lincoln Memorial was vandalized as well.

Some other takes: Charlottesville Was a Massive 4GW Failure


Defeat is an orphan and many are criticizing the failures of the Charlottesville rally. For one, the main event on Saturday didn't even take place. However, there was one benefit. Some will not believe that the fire is hot and must put their hand into the fire. Some disaster was always going to befall the AltRight. Whether the White Nationalists learn from it or not is another question, but if they do, the net outcome could be positive.

Some thoughts:

1. The Alt-Right has no accountability. There are various groups with different leaders, but there is no accountability. When any project or event goes down the tubes, the people involved in organizing should be removed from leadership if they don't have the good sense to step down. I can't remember where I saw it, but I recall Derb once writing about how British cabinet members would resign whether they were responsible or not following a political disaster.

2. There's a lot of evidence implicating the police as the guilty party. Pax wrote about it here: Here’s How Virginia State Police Facilitated Violence At Charlottesville. There's also the account from the civic nationalist contingent (they literally call themselves that in the video) there to protect the rally-goers' rights. Charlottesville Aftermath. The Truth on What Happened These are mostly blue pilled guys who are pro-police. They report the police were treacherous in their behavior.

3. As VoxDay has said, the Alt-Right is inevitable. History is moving in favor of chaos and revolution. Some people look far ahead and plan for the future. Some people want to ride the populist wave and attain status by getting in front of the mob. Some people don't really want to debate their ideas, but through accumulation of popular support, push their agenda. If your solution to democratic failure is selecting new leadership by popular appeal to a fringe movement over-represented with fringe people and fringe ideas, well, good luck.

Additionally, White Nationalism benefited from the left calling everyone racist and because it spoke truth on race. White Nationalism is ultimately superfluous once everyone accepts the reality of race/ethnic/religious differences. If everyone on the dissident Right agrees with the 14 words, then white nationalism was successful. The one good idea white nationalists had is widely accepted, therefore white nationalism is no longer useful as a movement or should focus its energy on red pilling more people on race.

4. Right-wing activism doesn't work as explained by Mark Yuray in Social Matter last year. Normie rallies supporting Trump are probably fine if there's no fringe right-wing fingerprints, but anything far out will be targeted and spun negatively. The media tried to spin Trump rallies negatively and failed because normie GOP voters identified with the rally-goers.

Right-Wing Activism Always Fails

5. Pride cometh before the fall.

Antidem says he will delete his take on Charlottesville, so here's one good bit for posterity:
It should also be said that in the day since the rally, the messaging coming from UTR has become even more confused; a jumble of them crying that they were the innocent victims and crowing about how much ass they kicked.
I'm not going to tell people to put their physical safety in danger, but given its position in society, the AltRight should make itself more sympathetic. Everything said about the Nazi imagery and the rest is being said by others.

6. Most of the people who are not AltRight, but might be, are Christian. They are American nationalists. Selling bacon in Mecca is not a good business plan. Hanging signs or chanting "get your bacon here" will cause you to lose customers at Mecca even if you're selling water to thirsty men.

7. Yuray also wrote How To Passivism. Also from Free Northerner: Passivism.

The best thing the dissident Right has going for it right now is Alt-Tech. Alt-Tech is not leading with street activism, it is leading by building new companies.

8. Along those lines, the Cathedral has lots of power. You defeat it by draining its power. By spending very little in the way of resources. Online trolling may have wrecked Twitter's business and could eventually ruin Facebook because of their hamfisted responses. Trump defeated the media and Clinton by spending very little money, they spent billions of dollars and billions more in credibility. I read that CBS was interested in buying CNN if AT&T spins it off following a merger with Time Warner. If I was them, I'd rebrand it.

9. Finally, as the Hestia Society says: become worthy. Lower your time preference and build something. Become Anti-Fragile so that when you are attacked by the left, it redounds to your benefit.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

One Weird Trick the Cathedral Uses to Lie

One of the favorite ways of creating a lie is to obscure the truth. Not with fake studies that show illegal aliens commit less crime than natives, that goes into the column of fabrication. Ann Coulter demolished that falsehood in EVERY PRO-IMMIGRATION CLAIM IS A LIE.

The more common example is an incomplete study. The latest example is research on the impact of immigration on unemployment and wages.

Mixing the Melting Pot: The Impact of Immigration on Labor Markets

We used state-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010 for wages and immigration figures.
A period with an oil and housing boom, two recessions, one of which was a financial collapse. All of which were far more important short-term factors for wages and unemployment. the most important factor is capital because wages are a function of labor and capital. The U.S. experienced a credit boom that ended in 2007. Rising credit supported wages, home prices, and demand for labor to build new homes.

But the Overton Window has shifted. Economists are no longer claiming immigration increases wages or reduces unemployment, they're trying to rebut the argument that mass immigration has a negative effect on wages.

Too bad there's already plenty of evidence for rising wages.

Amid Trump's Immigration Crackdown, More Mexicans Get Visas to Work in U.S.

Huh. Aren't we constantly told there aren't enough visas? Yet the number rises 20% after a crackdown on illegal aliens. Farmers and businesses prefer cheap labor, even if it is illegal.

Michigan fruit growers say 'Trump effect' is making their life harder
The demand for migrant workers is driving up wages and encouraging some growers to mechanize.

More growers also are applying for "H2A" visas to ensure there will be enough workers available for the harvest.

"I haven't heard anybody complaining they cannot find labor, but I have heard complaints that there's not enough labor," said Mark Longstroth, a Michigan State University Extension Service tree fruit expert based in Paw Paw.

Wages for migrant workers are rising in Michigan as growers compete for their services. An estimated 90,000-plus migrant workers arrive in Michigan every year to help with the harvest, which starts with asparagus in the early spring and ends with the apple crop in the fall.

Migrant workers in the Great Lakes region were being paid an average of $12.28 an hour this spring, a 5.5 percent increase over the same time last year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics.
Legal visas are up. The wages of those who go through the legal process are up. The losers are illegal aliens and the businesses who relied on their labor.

"Studies" show immigration doesn't impact wages and unemployment. Reality says different.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

David Brooks Descends Into Madness

David Brooks is losing his grip on reality:
For a time, we lived off the moral capital of the past. But the election of Trump shows just how desiccated the mainline code has become. A nation guided by that ethic would not have elected a guy who is a daily affront to it, a guy who nakedly loves money, who boasts, who objectifies women, who is incapable of hypocrisy because he acknowledges no standard of propriety other than that which he feels like doing at any given moment.

Donald Trump has smashed through the behavior standards that once governed public life. His election demonstrates that as the unifying glue of the mainline culture receded, the country divided into at least three blocks: white evangelical Protestantism that at least in its public face seems to care more about eros than caritas; secular progressivism that is spiritually formed by feminism, environmentalism and the quest for individual rights; and realist nationalism that gets its manners from reality TV and its spiritual succor from in-group/out-group solidarity.
First, the concerns with "standards of decency" is essence of the cuck. The barbarian hordes are burning down the village, but he berates you for misplacing the salad fork while setting the table.

Second, he ignores the 40% nonwhites who helped destroy the old culture in Brooks' morality play. And some other unimportant tribe that assiduously worked at destroying American decency for decades. It wasn't Catholics and Protestants who pushed for pornography, cursing on television, sex and violence in movies and gangsta rap.
But where are people going to go for a new standard of decency? They’re not going to go back to the old WASP ideal. That’s dead. Trump revealed the vacuum, but who is going to fill it and with what?
There is no standard you dolt. There is diversity and some tribe constantly opposing Protestants and Catholics who would enforce standards.
I could describe a similar vacuum when it comes to domestic policy thinking, to American identity, to America’s role in the world. Trump exposes the void but doesn’t fill it. That’s why the reaction against Trump is now more important than the man himself.
Like a star consuming itself as it collapses into a black hole, the Cathedral is no longer even observing the rest of the country let alone engaging with it. It is too difficult to face reality, they are still in the stage of denial. Brooks is probably also experiencing a psychotic break:
War/battlefield experience may also trigger a psychotic break: when reality becomes unbearable, the mind temporarily breaks with it.

Symptoms of psychotic breaks vary greatly, usually depending on the circumstances of diagnosis or any contributary substance ingested. Symptoms can range from harmless, sometimes unnoticed delusions, to violent outbursts and major depression. The sufferer may also be unable to distinguish reality from fantasy (for example, believing that a dream really happened or experiencing hallucinations that appear to be real.) Where a bipolar disorder is involved, crying, grandiosity, insomnia, irritability, and persecutory delusions may all or severally manifest themselves as symptoms.
Go home Mr. Brooks. It will restore your sanity.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Don't Have a Cow

India's culture war is advancing faster than anywhere in the world.

At one level, India’s beef ban is silly and frivolous. Surely, a nation that sees itself as an emerging superpower in the 21st Century has bigger things to worry about than to ask “Where’s the beef?”

And seen that way, the issue is silly, gimmicky and unsubstantial.

But there is another way of looking at it. Beef is just a symbol of a larger transition. This is much more than a war on meat. This is a great liberal democracy going through the process of redefining itself (against the expressed wishes of its founders) as a Hindu nation that has no time for the liberal tradition.

This is a much more fundamental change in India’s national identity than the world has realised. And this just the beginning. The transformation will continue, with profound consequences, not just for India but for the entire region.
Taleb explained how the dictatorship of the small minority works. In this case, the Hindu majority is being more intolerant and defeating the Muslim minority because Hindus care about cows than Muslims care about eating/exporting beef.

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