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My conspiracy theory is that the Obama Administration was a giant outgrowth of a successful conspiracy of around 1989 by Chicago Democratic insiders, such as Valerie Jarrett (Obama consigliere), Rahm Emanuel (Obama’s first chief of staff), William Daley (Obama’s second chief of staff), and Penny Pritzker (Secretary of Commerce), to demolish the black housing projects near Chicago’s Loop and gentrify the neighborhoods.

The plan was literally to marginalize blacks by moving them out of the convenient areas near downtown to the far edges of Chicago, much as in Paris blacks were traditionally relegated to inconvenient banlieues. Mayor Richie Daley frequently vacationed in Paris and loudly trumpeted ideas he brought back from Paris, such as the pleasing one of shining spotlights on Chicago River bridges at night.

But nobody seems to have noticed the biggest idea he saw in Paris: that the central city should be for the bourgeois, not the underclass. It turned out to be reasonably successful and Richard M. Daley ruled Chicago for 22 years (1989-2011), even longer than his famous father Richard J. Daley.

The downside has been that these population transfers of underclass blacks appear to be one of the causes for the fairly high levels of black murderousness in Chicago over the last decade. Chicago got through the Crack Era 30 years ago without NY or LA levels of killing, but in recent years it appears to have been plagued by the discombobulation of gang relations caused by the demolitions of the housing projects.

To pull off this plan to marginalize blacks, they needed black faces, such as Jarrett, whose grandfather Robert Taylor had been chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority from 1943-1950 and was honored (?) by having the giant Robert Taylor Homes near Comiskey Field named after him.

Meanwhile, the husband of a Daley staffer hired by Jarrett when she worked for the Mayor became a favorite of the Chicago powerbrokers, with the Daley family happy to encourage his state and national ambitions to keep him from running for Mayor, where he’d be more likely to win white and Hispanic votes than the usual crooked and/or radical black aldermen who ran against Hizzoner.

This is not to say that Obama was propelled to the White House by a seamless web of Chicago insiders. These powerbrokers often had their problems with each other: e.g., Penny Pritzker spent much of the 2000s being sued by her brother J.B., now the governor of Illinois, over family business.

I didn’t invent this conspiracy theory. As far as I can tell, it was first fully articulated in November 2008 by an old leftist critic of New York real estate developers named Robert Fitch.

Have I proved my conspiracy theory? No. To do that would require somebody to go through lots of boring documents, like Robert Caro with Robert Moses.

So far, extraordinarily few professional historians have shown much interest at all in the machinations behind the rise of Barack Obama. It’s almost as if Obama remains a relatively young and well-connected enough of a personage to discourage much inquiry into his emergence from Chicago politics.

But my conspiracy theory is plausible.

Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting, despite all the ironic light in shines on the first black President.

 
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  1. Just because it is a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it isn’t a conspiracy fact.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    @The Alarmist


    Just because it is a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it isn’t a conspiracy fact.
     
    The term "conspiracy theory" is a type of ad hominem. (Don't listen to that crank!)

    I'm always surprised at how well it works, though I shouldn't be. Is there something particularly unlikely or implausible about the idea that elites conspire?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  2. • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @George

    LEOs can retire as ~early as age 54. In 2037, that 54’er will be a youthful 72.

    Those born today, who will pay Chicago taxes in 2037, supposedly for public safety services rendered to them, will be delighted that > half of that tax money is going to retired cops, some of whom had retired before that 18’er was born.

  3. BTW, you might sex your theory up by pointing out the obvious Iranian collusion to meddle in American elections (VJ is a Chocolate Iranian, n’est-ce pas?).

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Alarmist

    "VJ is a Chocolate Iranian"

    Valerie Jarrett is CIA + MI6 = Muslim Brotherhood. It's fair to say President Obama is an intelligence product.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  4. It is a good conspiracy theory. One could make a caper movie out of it. “The Big Bamboozle”, in the vein of “The Sting“.

    But the “housing projects” had to get demolished anyway. For these to work as enablers for poor blacks, there need to be concentration camp levels of behavioural control. “Polite Society” will not accept that.

    Another question: Did any of the comrades hide in their bathroom as marching and bullhorning progressed in the streets?

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @El Dato


    For these to work as enablers for poor blacks, there need to be concentration camp levels of behavioural control. “Polite Society” will not accept that.
     
    Not true at all. I refer you to this document, actually on the HUD website, about the theories of defensible space. They've actually worked in my neighborhood with the required housing.
    https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/def.pdf

    If you build your housing projects cheap and without regard to the people who live inthem, they become spaces not controlled or controllable by the majority of people, who aren't criminals in ANY population. Of course, the dysfunction and disorder are probably not a bug, but a feature: they lead to neighborhood turnover that makes formerly white housing available at a low price for blacks, and they also lead to white flight, driving real estate commissions for a while, and mortgage interest for banks. NY State also gets a cut, as it has a 1% mortgage tax.

    Please read this excerpt, if nothing else:


    The plaintiffs in the case, the Justice Department and the Yonkers chapter of the NAACP, also had problems with our decision to limit ourselves to row houses. The Justice Department attorney in the case wanted to put 200 units in 2 highrise towers on the largest site. Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options. When management is then unable to attract new market-rate tenants to replace the old, they have no option but to accept low-income tenants with Section 8 cer­ tificates (Section 8 is HUD’s rent subsidy program) to fill the vacant units.

    The end result would be a 200-unit low-income, highrise project located within a middle-income community composed of single-family houses. This would virtually guarantee destabilization. In fact, it would replicate the situation in southwest Yonkers that led to the case to begin with. The entire rationale for the court decision would then be undermined. For what would be the purpose of enabling low-income families to enjoy the benefits of living in a middle-income community if that community then quickly turned into a low-income community?

    The attorney for the Justice Department said that my argument was falla­ cious: The issue was not the nature of the host community but the exclu­ sion of public housing residents from an area that should have been open to them. The NAACP attorney said that my arguments reflected the racist attitudes of Yonkers residents—attitudes that had produced the case in the first place. He, for one, had no problem with the entire 200 units turning into a low-income project, and if the surrounding community then wished to leave, so be it. The Justice Department attorney reasoned that the decline of the community would just make available additional lower cost housing for his client group.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Prof. Woland, @anonymous

  5. Well we’ve made the world safe for the scam of Democracy . There is no amount of prole blood that the ((Elders)) won’t spill for that cause . Better to be ruled by a God ordained King than an appointed tyrant .

  6. Moving black people out of the neighbourhood — how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @LemmusLemmus

    If you mean neighborhoods vs. housing projects, Lemmus, it takes some of those "urban pioneers" first. When others finally see that the convenient, really-urban neighborhood is possibly safe to live in, property values go way up, bringing up property taxes automatically. For renters, the rent will go up, both to make up for increased property taxes and due to the landlords' knowledge that they can now get more rent for the houses.

    To me, if you are a black houseowner, your complaint about gentrification is really just a complaint about property taxes. I have the same complaint often myself.

    , @Old and Grumpy
    @LemmusLemmus

    The first means would be condemnation. Most projects are worthy of condemnation. Then there is zoning games that can be played. The big Obama presidential move was moving blacks to small white towns and working class suburbs for the benefit of the children and their schooling. I think that Obama EO kinda validates this conspiracy theory

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @LemmusLemmus

    "Moving black people out of the neighbourhood — how do you do that in practice?"

    In the UK, the amount of rent that will be paid by the State in "Housing Benefit" is restricted (since 2015 benefit reforms), which has had the effect that some 'unemployed' Londoners, for example, who aren't in 'social housing' aka projects, simply can't find anyone willing to rent to them at the going rate. I imagine these people will be more likely to be black.

    So their London Boroughs are sending them to previously all-white but cheap places like Barnsley in Yorkshire. I expect this to continue.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/over-50000-families-shipped-out-of-london-in-the-past-three-years-due-to-welfare-cuts-and-soaring-10213854.html

    "Some 2,707 families have been moved out of Greater London over the last two years, the figures show, to locations including Manchester, Bradford, Hastings, Pembrokeshire, Dover and Plymouth."

    , @Carol
    @LemmusLemmus

    You tell them you're testing the place down and they need to move somewhere else.

    Social workers take care of the rest.

    , @Anon
    @LemmusLemmus

    You're a little naive. You're under the impression that the blacks they're moving are paying for their own housing. They're not. These are blacks on Section 8 welfare. Whites are paying for the blacks' housing, so whites have every right to move blacks away if whites want it.

    Basic Rule of Life: People who don't pay have no say. Only ask your kid what he wants for dinner if he's buying.

    Replies: @Muggles

    , @Black-hole creator
    @LemmusLemmus

    "Moving black people out of the neighbourhood — how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question."

    You build housing project towers elsewhere and tell blacks that their free housing is now there. So they move. Then you demolish the old war-zone towers and build yuppie apartment complexes. Everybody wins, except for blacks and now yuppies.

    The process was explained in some detail in one of the seasons of "Wire", although in Blacktimore it probably did not work as well - that city was too far gone on the way to Congo.

    PS No self-respecting black person pays rent, that's what taxpayers for.

    Replies: @Justvisiting

    , @Redneck farmer
    @LemmusLemmus

    It's legal in many areas to increase rent, providing you don't do it to force out current tenants.

  7. Actually you are late to the table with your ‘conspiracy theory’ of urban ethnic neighborhood manipulation by oligarchical elites. And, Obama et al were rookies in the game of ethnic manipulation in the name of Urban Renewal.

    E. Michal Jones wrote a 600 page book on the subject back in 2004. See:

    “The Slaughter of Cities
    … Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing.”

    • Agree: Kronos, Sean
    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @Tom Verso

    Moving undesirables out of real estate you own to increase its value makes immediate sense. Moving undesirables into real estate in order to lower it's value to buy it and then move them back out again in 40 years to sell it for profit is not only tortuous but innumerate.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Elli

    , @Anonymous
    @Tom Verso

    Yeah, EMJ’s thoroughly-researched work covers how blacks from the Deep South were moved into cities like Chicago to act as proxy warriors and buffers. It was a conspiracy of WASPs and Jews. What makes Sailer’s conspiracy theory ludicrous on its face is that it assumes some of the conspirators are working-class, first-generation Irish-Americans and mulattos. Seriously??

    , @Kronos
    @Tom Verso

    Both “The Slaughter of Cities” and Sailer’s “Half-Blood Prince” book are very complementary. (Paul Kersey book on Chicago as well.)

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/148104592X/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_148104592x

  8. This has been a trend in Australia, too. I don’t think you need a “conspiracy” for this to happen.

    As the reality of urban sprawl kicks in, the inner cities become a more attractive option for white-collar workers who don’t want to sit in a car or bus for 90 minutes every morning. Here in Sydney, for example, a natural space was created by the de-industrialization of the inner city and inner west.

    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation – as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Nodwink


    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation – as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.
     
    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?

    Replies: @Neuday, @Nodwink, @Kratoklastes

    , @alt right moderate
    @Nodwink

    I got the impression that progressive liberalism in Australia basically means not reacting when a homeless Aboriginal guy in Redfern calls you a "white c--t." It's essentially a manners game of little real world consequence.

    Ironically one of the best things you can probably do to help Aborigines is invest in Australian mining companies, since these firms actually operate in the Outback and employ the less hopeless Aborigines on their mines, and offer much better wages than most Aborigines could find doing menial jobs in urban centres.

  9. Come on man! Chicago was the capital of black America,do you think Jesse and Louis would let that happen……..I mean it would take a gigantic bribe……. wait a minute ,those two have been awful quiet of late………. OK that’s the best conspiracy theory …….EVER!

  10. “re-settled in communities to the south like Englewood, Roseland and Harvey.”

    Harvey couldn’t pay it’s police and fire pensions so the state of Illinois intercepted sales tax and even state grants.

    Fourth Illinois city faces seizure of state funds for pensions
    State intercept law could hobble municipal budget
    https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/fourth-illinois-city-faces-seizure-of-state-funds-for-pensions/article_b554a0a0-dbde-11e9-a1f8-1b2cfdc2e2ad.html

    PROPERTY TAX RATES NEARLY DOUBLE SINCE 2007 AS RESIDENTS LEAVE HARVEY, ILLINOIS
    https://www.illinoispolicy.org/property-tax-rates-nearly-double-since-2007-as-residents-leave-harvey-illinois/

    Chicago and Illinois’ fascination with moving people across the state line to Dubuque Iowa send rational. And if I remember right the Obama HUD brought legal actions against Dubuque for keeping their section 8 scheme available only to actual residents of Dubuque.

  11. Sounds pretty plausible. Just real world power politics, not secret Illuminati meetings.

    ALARMING: #BLM is marching through resedential neighborhoods in Chicago pointing at “white people” in their residences

    Can someone explain what’s alarming about Really Clever race-traitors being made to feel uncomfortable? It’s all upside.

    Be funny if BLM got wise to those White liberals putting up Virtue Signaling signs in their front yards.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @RichardTaylor

    Richard, I am so disappointed in what I saw Seth Smith's mother say on her Twitter Account. She would probably bring out lemonade and cookies.

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

  12. What’s the difference between the conspiracy theory and regular capitalism? It’s a boring theory because large scale gentrification isn’t all that sinister compared to some stuff people do to make a buck

  13. WE are not going to take things lying down anymore

    Gentrification will be fought tooth and nail

  14. Pelosi and Schumer are holding the eviction protection and unemployment benefit for ransom to the tune of no less than One Trillion Dollars in “Aid to states and cities.” Guess which ones?

    It would more than bail out the most fiscally irresponsible locales (all Democrat of course) pay up all the unfunded pension obligations, eliminate (actually nationalize) all the state and local debts, and even provide walking around money for oppressed minorities.

    Why not throw in a few more trillion for reparations? Isn’t that Who We Are? It will be after November.

    • Replies: @goldgettin
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Thank you for stating the obvious,clearly.
    I heard a while back that is the first duty.
    Because we've sunk so low.
    Nowhere to go but up,right?Don't be down.Come on MAN.
    I don't believe in miracles,I depend on them.

    PeaceLoveLife

  15. Antifa chanting “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” in Dublin (Ireland) yesterday:

    • Replies: @Redman
    @fnn

    Pretty weak representation of Antifa. They could learn a few things from the trannies in Portland.

    Was that Sinead O'Connor (off her meds again) on the bullhorn?

    , @Dan Hayes
    @fnn

    fnn,

    Thanks for keeping us abreast of current Irish political lunacy - a signal service of UR made possible by the generosity of Ron, its benevolent overseer.

    BTW, note the plenitude of construction cranes in the Dublin background. Cranes of those numbers were last seen just before the demise of the Celtic Tiger of unlamented memory! Will financial history repeat? Hold on tight as we may soon find out!

    Replies: @Clyde, @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @fnn

    I do not want to see Irishmen join this filthy pig antifa. That is a recipe for some bad stuff. They should channel their emotions to nationalism,baby!!

  16. The entire concept deconcentrating poverty in urban renewal is about breaking up black neighborhoods, on the theory there is some kind of multiplier effect on bad behavior when you have block after block of undiluted blackness – and that is probably right.

    On the other hand, scattering the population elsewhere just means there is a larger geographic area with abnormal levels of crime and dysfunction as the leopard doesn’t change its spots and their friends from the old neighborhood come to visit to add extra vibrancy to previously quieter areas.

    In DC I had a friend who believed the government pursued a policy of planned neglect for SE, sort of like the flypaper theory back in the days if the Iraq invasion. I wonder if other cities will take that up as they desperately try to undo the damage of rioting and Covid-19 to recently gentrified sections of cities.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Arclight


    In DC I had a friend who believed the government pursued a policy of planned neglect for SE
     
    To what purpose?

    Replies: @Bragadocious

    , @Dr. Dre
    @Arclight

    This is what happened to some of the smaller cities on the Hudson River in NY State. Because of proximity to NYC there are many prisons and mental institutions along the banks of the river; now those small cities like Ossining, Beacon, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie have numerous poor blacks and hispanix located there as these people came in to work in those institutions as well as to visit their homies who are doing time. The former population declined for various reasons; many oldtimers left the state because of high taxes. It's a naturally beautiful and historic area, but the rich who have country estates nearby hideout to avoid the trouble in the cities and their children -- if they have any -- do not attend the public schools.

  17. The manipulation of real estate prices, by adding/subtracting low income housing occupants is the real conspiracy.

    Safe streets, good schools, low crime, etc, are just polite terms for no or few blacks and high real estate prices.

    “Forget about it, Steve. It’s Chicago.”

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Sandy Berger's Socks


    Safe streets, good schools, low crime, etc, are just polite terms for no or few blacks and high real estate prices.
     
    And with no blacks, you don't need to jack up the price of real estate. But then you'd be tangling with the Jews, and people would sooner watch their nations burn.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  18. Anonymous[235] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, you neglect the fact that not too long ago, a 70 or 80 years ago, in fact, the city of Detroit was the damned wealthiest spot on the face of the earth – generating the highest productive value added wealth per acre, and as is always the case, this wealth generator manifested itself in incomes and the opulence of fixed assets, buildings infrastructure etc.
    What if Detroit had continued on that futuristic growth trajectory? What would the state of the city be now? Surely it would rank in terms of wealth, influence ‘soft power’ , if not population etc, as one of the worlds premier tier metropolises.

    Of course, enormous vested interests *wanted* Detroit to succeed and beat out the world – all I can say is that the forces arrayed against them – the fruition of the actual practice of Darwinism on behaviors over millennia in particular situations – were and are vastly powerful and overwhelming than they can ever hope to be. Very very hard for me to write this, as it goes against everything I think, but this is a particular instance of ‘wealth of Mammon be damned’.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    the fruition of the actual practice of Darwinism on behaviors over millennia in particular situations
     
    Could you please explain what you mean by this?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    Southern blacks were invited to Detroit to man the positions that would have gone to immigrants without the 1921 and 1924 (moderately) restrictionist acts. So while these acts were in general a good idea, they did have their downside.

    Southern whites came as well, but I think they were mostly from the mountainous zones and, while still seen as troublesome by the locals, were far less so than the blacks and mostly ignored. (Their kids had to be taught to speak properly, though. Ironically, the one Michigan educational-TV episode I saw for this purpose taught the kids to pronounce the H in WH- words-- which is far less common in the Midwest than in the South.)

    The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed. From 40% to almost 60% in Mississippi and South Carolina, although some of that is snowbirds.

    Replies: @PV van der Byl, @Lot, @Hibernian

  19. It’s mistaken in my view to view it as a specific event at a particular place. It is part of a larger mosaic of neoliberal capitalism which is using symbolic identity politics to push through a ruthless agenda.

    While you focus a lot on Chicago for understandable personal reasons, I keep an eye on Washington D.C. The current mayor (a black woman) is basically acting as the underling of a series of wealthy real estate magnates. She did some performative BLM noises before quickly suppressing the protests (which are not reported in the media but which are easily found on social media, they’re ongoing). The basic process is the identical in D.C. as in many other elite cities with nodal importance. The names and faces vary but the method remains the same.

    I don’t even think it is racial for these people. It’s just about gentrifying rich cities to get a higher profit. The racial complications are seen as unavoidable speedbumps to be managed, rather than an end in of itself.

  20. @LemmusLemmus
    Moving black people out of the neighbourhood -- how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Old and Grumpy, @YetAnotherAnon, @Carol, @Anon, @Black-hole creator, @Redneck farmer

    If you mean neighborhoods vs. housing projects, Lemmus, it takes some of those “urban pioneers” first. When others finally see that the convenient, really-urban neighborhood is possibly safe to live in, property values go way up, bringing up property taxes automatically. For renters, the rent will go up, both to make up for increased property taxes and due to the landlords’ knowledge that they can now get more rent for the houses.

    To me, if you are a black houseowner, your complaint about gentrification is really just a complaint about property taxes. I have the same complaint often myself.

  21. The Chicago Machine is not a conspiracy theory. It’s been well documented for decades to varying degrees by individuals with above average levels of courage and integrity.

  22. The only real difference between the generations is the fart . Young fools fart proudly but we ” Tribal Elders” are cautious with our farts knowing that a fart can bring a wet disaster . As we grow older and wiser we learn to clench our cheeks in times of crisis . But the young fools rush in where Angles fear to tread .

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  23. OT;

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53837708

    Dig long and deep to find the one African-Italian resistance fighter.

  24. @Tom Verso
    Actually you are late to the table with your 'conspiracy theory' of urban ethnic neighborhood manipulation by oligarchical elites. And, Obama et al were rookies in the game of ethnic manipulation in the name of Urban Renewal.

    E. Michal Jones wrote a 600 page book on the subject back in 2004. See:


    "The Slaughter of Cities
    ... Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing."

     

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Anonymous, @Kronos

    Moving undesirables out of real estate you own to increase its value makes immediate sense. Moving undesirables into real estate in order to lower it’s value to buy it and then move them back out again in 40 years to sell it for profit is not only tortuous but innumerate.

    • Thanks: Lot
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Not Only Wrathful

    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the WASP power structures in the urban areas.

    https://youtu.be/-4IletJ7-Tw

    WASPs (mainly northern WASPs) viewed blacks as easy to manage and the idea that IQ was essentially a byproduct of environment was wildly popular even in the 1930s-1940s. (Probably the biggest blunder eugenicists made was losing out to Rockefeller/Ford Foundation office politics to Behavioralists.)

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs. It sounds utterly absurd now (especially on a HBD blog) but many urban elites once (truly) believed the state could surpass the family in raising children in IQ and moral character. Imagine that with enough education money a black orphanage could become an Einstein factory. There were fears by Behavioralist WASPs that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good. (Oh, the fear of non-existent threats! Oh the irony!)

    https://youtu.be/WNxiX7hlUdo

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs. Remember, Behavioralists believed environment was paramount. They couldn’t alter Catholics into real Americans (support birth control) due to the insular nature of the Catholic Church/parish schools.

    The E. Michael Jones book “The Slaughter of Cities” really made this staple of “scientific-faith” very clear in political implementation. Why WASP dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (WASP morality was already infused into secular public schools.)

    If you ever read the Supreme Court’s “Brown v. Board of Education” decision (it’s 9 pages) it’s really a Behavioralist screed. Any calls for equal or more funding for black schools over white schools have their basis in old Behavioralist thought. It’s also why they thought racial school busing would later work.

    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=87&page=transcript

    Anyway, you can guess how this saga of hubris ended.

    https://youtu.be/p66AWyzFIec

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt

    , @Elli
    @Not Only Wrathful

    Kronos:
    Moving undesirables into real estate in order to lower it’s value to buy it and then move them back out again in 40 years to sell it for profit is not only tortuous but innumerate.

    You need deep pockets and a mind for the long game, a willingness to let your heirs reap the harvest. The Chinese CP has played the US that way for 40 or 50 years, and they probably aren't the only long players, only the biggest.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful

  25. Speaking of Chicago real estate, how is Barky’s Presidential Center/Basketball Court/Recording Studio coming along? Probably as far along as the book he went to Tahiti to write almost four years ago.

  26. @ Steve: “few historians have shown interest in the rise of Barack Obama”

    I knew a few people who were law students with Obama at HLS. They told me, long before 2008, that:

    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he’s black and he never shuts up; and because he’s black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and

    b). He’s going to become the president: he checks all the right boxes, and he has all the right backers.

    No one goes to Harvard just to write the perfect dissertation on Wordsworth. You go to Harvard, because you have your reasons.

    • Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Steve wrote a great book on Obama, back in 2008. Definitely worth a read

    , @Kronos
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    This is likely the most comprehensive biography on Obama so far:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Star-Making-Barack-Obama/dp/0062641832

    I’ve read this and Steve’s “Half-Blood Prince” book and both overlap on issues retaining to Obama’s political career and maneuvering toward different demographic coalitions. Garrow is an old school New Dealer and self-described socialist who’s MLK’s main biographer. (He got in deep sh!t for confirming a rape allegation against MLK that was recorded by the FBI from Hoover’s spy program.) He actually started the first chapter on the plight of steel workers in Chicago during the 1980s. That these high paying jobs were getting destroyed and private financial entities were asset stripping everything. Overall, I think Garrow acquired some minor contempt for Obama. That the civil rights struggle he painstakingly documented in previous books has degraded into identity politics capitalism. It’s something that Obama (and his political rise) so much embodies. (It’s a very professional book and people certainly don’t write them like this anymore.)

    I have no doubt that Garrow read Steve’s book. Garrow laments in various passages on how many journalists/historians have just bumbled so badly about writing on Obama. There are a few subtle tip-of-the-hat sentences that can only be shown as respect for Sailer. (In your book intro Steve, you commented that your work might prove useful to historians, it did.)

    Garrow’s documentation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s black nationalism and Michelle Robinson’s (Mrs. Obama) political family ties are too hot for most writers to document. Not to mention the shady political dealings of Chicago in general and especially in regards to race.


    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he’s black and he never shuts up; and because he’s black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and
     
    In the book it was commonly referred to as the “Obama-meter.” But keep in mind many people (both students and professors alike) were mesmerized by his verbal prose and cognitive ability. Many fellow students believed he’d become the first black US president for very good reasons. If anything bad ever happened to him while at Harvard (like a cocaine overdose) it would’ve been half mast for the rest of the month.

    https://youtu.be/MSV_GSIs9Qk

    Obama stood out like a sore thumb compared to other African American students that solely made it to Harvard based on affirmative action.

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Kronos

  27. @LemmusLemmus
    Moving black people out of the neighbourhood -- how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Old and Grumpy, @YetAnotherAnon, @Carol, @Anon, @Black-hole creator, @Redneck farmer

    The first means would be condemnation. Most projects are worthy of condemnation. Then there is zoning games that can be played. The big Obama presidential move was moving blacks to small white towns and working class suburbs for the benefit of the children and their schooling. I think that Obama EO kinda validates this conspiracy theory

  28. The black woman with the megaphone looks (literally) demonic

  29. @LemmusLemmus
    Moving black people out of the neighbourhood -- how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Old and Grumpy, @YetAnotherAnon, @Carol, @Anon, @Black-hole creator, @Redneck farmer

    “Moving black people out of the neighbourhood — how do you do that in practice?”

    In the UK, the amount of rent that will be paid by the State in “Housing Benefit” is restricted (since 2015 benefit reforms), which has had the effect that some ‘unemployed’ Londoners, for example, who aren’t in ‘social housing’ aka projects, simply can’t find anyone willing to rent to them at the going rate. I imagine these people will be more likely to be black.

    So their London Boroughs are sending them to previously all-white but cheap places like Barnsley in Yorkshire. I expect this to continue.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/over-50000-families-shipped-out-of-london-in-the-past-three-years-due-to-welfare-cuts-and-soaring-10213854.html

    “Some 2,707 families have been moved out of Greater London over the last two years, the figures show, to locations including Manchester, Bradford, Hastings, Pembrokeshire, Dover and Plymouth.”

  30. Saw Jarrett on TV last week, hmmm, awfully white looking. And for those who forgot, Obama dispatched his wife, Jarrett and Oprah to Paris, I believe it was, to return with Chicago as the Olympic site. Before hand they conveniently demolished the Cabrini Green and the Robert Taylor, housing projects. Who could resist Michelle O and the Big O? Well, apparently the Olympic committee. Hey, and what ever happened to the Obama Library to be built in Chicago in a restricted park area. As soon as they finish it Obama will write his next biography.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Buffalo Joe

    Have a heart, Joe: BHO is heroically slaving away at his book, all by his lonesome, without so much as a ghostwriter to tend to him -- unlike the one his wife had to aid her in forming complete, grammatically correct sentences for her own book, as he so helpfully informed a reporter who had the temerity to ask him whether he was having trouble meeting his publisher's deadline. (Mrs. Obama must have been thrilled to learn that her husband had spilled the beans about her -- uncredited -- ghostwriter -- dispelling the myth of Michelle the Authoress.)

    To put the reporter's question in its proper context, Obama infamously had failed to complete his first book (Dreams From My Father) on time, not even coming close to his initial proposal for the manuscript. As a result, Simon & Schuster, his publisher's parent company, cancelled his contract in October 1992, four months after his stated deadline had come and gone. Obama now owed S&S the $40,000 advance he had received two years before. (David J. Garrow, Rising Star, pp. 482-483.)

    Think Penguin Random House has the sand to cancel a former President's book contract for failure to perform? Hope they didn't give him all the $$ upfront.

  31. Mgtow types say never let a woman into your house. I say never let a lesbian into your house. Even if you are a lesbian yourself.

    https://mol.im/a/8655093

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @HammerJack

    Russell and Gladstone!

  32. @LemmusLemmus
    Moving black people out of the neighbourhood -- how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Old and Grumpy, @YetAnotherAnon, @Carol, @Anon, @Black-hole creator, @Redneck farmer

    You tell them you’re testing the place down and they need to move somewhere else.

    Social workers take care of the rest.

  33. Does anybody know what neighborhood in Chicago the video is in?

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    @Gman

    I believe it is the Near West Side near UIC. An area that used to be much more Black, but also home to various White ethnics, including Little Italy and Greektown (which still exist in theory). Mayor Daley and UIC bulldozed the low rent Maxwell Street area which was home to the honky tonk Maxwell Street Market.

    The buildings that replaced Maxwell Street are pretty generic and seem cut off from the urban fabric. I think it was a poorly executed project. They could have built some new buildings but kept some of the feel of the old neighborhood. Instead, it feels like a generic neighborhood dropped from the sky.

    Maxwell Street was a trip. A total dump, but a trip nevertheless. Good place to get a deal on hubcaps of questionable provenance.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUUyFrHERpU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSzT5Rt6KYw

  34. Anonymous[997] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t care if it’s true. Blacks showed up there and drove out the Whites who built the place, and then destroyed it.

    The irony of Sailer being a proponent of HBD on one hand, yet refusing to face the reality about blacks on the other, is off the charts.

  35. Anon[386] • Disclaimer says:

    In Europe, the city centres are the older, most beautiful parts, with squares and churches built in stone, often lovingly modernized in the 18th and 19th centuries. The same is true of Hispanoamérica.

    The center of MEXICO City is beautiful, with imperial Spain’s stone urbanization but dirty and heavily dotted with ugly modern housing projects, insecurity and a poor, sometimes criminal population. Carlos Slim has for decades been slowly buying buildings and encouraging better policing and better retailers (like Zara) to move in. The bought buildings stand empty, but unoccupied by thieves because of his clout. It is now at the point where other rich men have started to do the same as a long term investment. It’s a very, very slow and orderly process, but if kept up, the results could be a net gain for the capital city. The scheme is humane but financially iffy right now. Slim himself lived in his father’s store in the centro when he was a child.

    Slim has also put up the money up front for the order of 100 million doses of the Astra Zeneca’s Covid vaccine. The risk is his if it should not work. If the AZ vaccine does provide immunity, the government will reimburse him. For now, the current highly incompetent president has taken the credit, announcing the deal with AZ in his morning press conference, with a Slim son in the background. It’s certain the Lopez government wouldn’t have managed that, or that it would have bought whatever vaccine the UN (!) said Mexico should buy. The population will be able to pay for the vaccine in partial payments linked to the phone/cell bill. He’ll make money, no doubt.

    Still, not bad for a robber baron. One would almost think he loves the land that saw him born.

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth
  36. anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Chicago’s loss, ie black folk, is now Indianapolis’s gain.

    It’s all good.

    Indianapolis, the last major city with a Republican mayor, will never have another one again. In last year’s city election, Soros was able to pack the city council with five LGBTQ candidates.

    • Replies: @mmack
    @anonymous

    Joe Hog’s Ass, sorry, Hogsett, is not a Republican.
    The last Republican mayor left in 2015:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hogsett

    But the Circle City’s decline is following a predictable Democratic led city path to ruin, as friends of ours who live there attest.

  37. anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Well there are problems with your theory and it seems most of the people gentrified out are protesting to keep it that way. Besides look how much fun they have harassing people around the neighborhood. Does Trump play into this absolutely he’s a creep and his entire platform makes whites seem like shit but what choice do they have now, it’s either stay or get more more and more non sense laws by the entire left, not that Trump has done any good for this country. But the whole idea of gentrification is the lefts to begin with it doesn’t make any sense that they should cry about it at people living in those homes. I guess maybe they are upset that the speed of the building isn’t fast enough and want those homes for themselves too, like give us your property.

    “HUD revokes Obama-era rule designed to diversify the suburbs
    The rule will be replaced with one that reduces the burden on local jurisdictions to prove that they are actively taking steps to address racial segregation.

    In a statement, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said the regulation known as AFFH, was “unworkable and ultimately a waste of time for localities to comply with.”

    It will be replaced by a new rule that reduces the burden on local jurisdictions to prove that they are actively taking steps to address historical patterns of racial segregation in order to qualify for HUD financing.”

    “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…”
    Trump
    https://www.kgw.com/article/news/nation-world/hud-revokes-obama-era-rule-designed-to-diversify-suburbs/507-20a6bcd6-8ba8-46cc-8039-709993631bbb

    It’s all guilt, your a racist if you don’t want to go along with the UN’s agenda 30. The new and improved housing projects are still housing projects and eventually everyone will go their own seperate ways as soon as they can.

  38. Anonymous[112] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nodwink
    This has been a trend in Australia, too. I don't think you need a "conspiracy" for this to happen.

    As the reality of urban sprawl kicks in, the inner cities become a more attractive option for white-collar workers who don't want to sit in a car or bus for 90 minutes every morning. Here in Sydney, for example, a natural space was created by the de-industrialization of the inner city and inner west.

    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation - as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @alt right moderate

    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation – as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.

    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?

    • Replies: @Neuday
    @Anonymous


    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?
     
    As well known here, the average IQ for an American Black is 85, while the average IQ for an Australian Aborigine is 62-64. I don't know what kind of crime or violence someone with that IQ could do. I do expect that if my Anglo-Saxon people, with our average IQ of 100, found ourselves conquered by a nation of generally moral hardworking people with an average IQ of 140 and who were also much, much more physically attractive we'd likely be humbled and grateful for our good fortune, working to fit in as best we could. I'd like to think we wouldn't want to burn it all down just to soothe our resentment, so resisting any offers of race-based welfare would be paramount.
    , @Nodwink
    @Anonymous

    That's actually a little difficult to answer. The number of people claiming to be Aboriginal Australians has ballooned over the last thirty years, mostly because of government handouts. Many of these people have 1/8th or even 1/16th Aboriginal blood. Personally, I find it difficult to ascribe a racial motivation to a man with 94% European ancestry stealing the wallet of a man with 100% European ancestry.

    It is true that Aborigines (and "Aborigines") commit crimes at a higher rate than the general population. Many full-bloods, though, live well away from major population centres, and the victims of domestic violence and sexual crimes are mostly other blacks AFAIK.

    , @Kratoklastes
    @Anonymous


    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?
     
    Urban youth and adolescents tend towards car thefts, joy-riding and opportunistic minor theft, while older Aborigines specialise in public drunkenness.

    Most of the violence is internecine (as it is with US blacks), and at 3% of the population (most of those barely Aboriginal) it barely registers.

    For almost 3/4 of them - the most-aboriginal 3/4 - the risk of spillover violence to whites is limited because there are fuck-all whites to be affected: ~150k of the ~650k live in 'Remote' or 'Very Remote' areas; ~320k live in 'Regional' or 'Outer Regional' areas.

    Imagine how much (or little) mischief US urban blacks could achieve if the entire US urban black population was less than the population of Anchorage (or if the total number of US blacks was the same as the population of Nashville or El Paso, but 1/4 of them lived in the Mojave Desert and another 1/2 of them lived in towns smaller than Bend, Oregon).

    Even if you were to per-capita the headcounts (i.e., assume that the US black population was 4.5m - the 650k Aboriginals, times the ratio of US pop to Oz pop), you could keep the town-size comparisons intact. So think about what 'black on white voilence' would look like if a combined total of just over a million blacks lived in cities, taking into account all US cities larger than Little Rock AK.

    The reason white Yanks get all pearl-clutchy about black-on-white violence isn't because of its extent: it's because the violence is focused in half a dozen major conurbations (because that's where blacks are) and so gets media attention.

    If the same level of violence was spread mostly in rural and remote US, you would never hear about it - and they would mostly be doing it to each other (which is already the case).
  39. @Arclight
    The entire concept deconcentrating poverty in urban renewal is about breaking up black neighborhoods, on the theory there is some kind of multiplier effect on bad behavior when you have block after block of undiluted blackness - and that is probably right.

    On the other hand, scattering the population elsewhere just means there is a larger geographic area with abnormal levels of crime and dysfunction as the leopard doesn’t change its spots and their friends from the old neighborhood come to visit to add extra vibrancy to previously quieter areas.

    In DC I had a friend who believed the government pursued a policy of planned neglect for SE, sort of like the flypaper theory back in the days if the Iraq invasion. I wonder if other cities will take that up as they desperately try to undo the damage of rioting and Covid-19 to recently gentrified sections of cities.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dr. Dre

    In DC I had a friend who believed the government pursued a policy of planned neglect for SE

    To what purpose?

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
    @Anonymous

    My hunch is they want to make living in Sec. 8 units so disagreeable that the residents will think about leaving. (They won't btw)

    Look at DeBlasio and his neglect of NYCHA properties. Elevators don't work, lead paint is peeling everywhere, door locks don't work. Sure a lot of this is vandalism by the residents but still. A true progressive as Red Bill claims to be would make these towers of misery gleaming trophies of the progressive vision. Instead, he's acting like a slumlord.

    He wouldn't dare tear them down but he's doing the next best thing -- making them unlivable. He's up against some serious inertia however because a lot of the residents are multi-generational and can say "proudly" that their grandparents grew up in the same building. Make that great-grandparents.

  40. Anon[406] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve,

    I dont know if you saw soncharm’s tweet where he points out that the old episode of The Twilight Zone, It’s a Good Life (where the 6 year old “monster” controls a town with psychic powers) is a near perfect analogy for our current predicament, but he’s absolutely right and this should be amplified.

  41. Mixing groups that are immiscible and hypergolic is one of the hallmarks of our era.

    I agree with the pundits who have said that if poor whites and poor blacks just sat down and talked, they would discover that they had been crushed by the same basic plan.

    Destroy their religions and cultural traditions, tell the women their men are trash and a government check is the best support for a “family”, take the jobs away from the men, provide deadly drugs to ease the real and psychological pain – this is the story of both poor blacks and poor whites in America in the past three generations.

    The two groups should live apart, but vote the same – demand that their real concerns be addressed. Actually, by emphasizing employment, removing drugs and encouraging a return to traditions, Trump has a good plan.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon7

    Seven, thank you and now quickly to find the definition of "immiscible" and "hypergolic." But, I love to learn. And nice comment.

  42. They a-comin’ fo yo home equity, Sailer, one roof shingle at a time!

  43. Land became too valuable to use for housing poor people at public expense.

  44. Why should blacks get upset about being moved? If blacks on Section 8 are getting free housing, being moved isn’t anything they should complain about. They’re already living on charity, so blacks should just shut up, or they can go pay for their own housing.

  45. Anon[640] • Disclaimer says:
    @LemmusLemmus
    Moving black people out of the neighbourhood -- how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Old and Grumpy, @YetAnotherAnon, @Carol, @Anon, @Black-hole creator, @Redneck farmer

    You’re a little naive. You’re under the impression that the blacks they’re moving are paying for their own housing. They’re not. These are blacks on Section 8 welfare. Whites are paying for the blacks’ housing, so whites have every right to move blacks away if whites want it.

    Basic Rule of Life: People who don’t pay have no say. Only ask your kid what he wants for dinner if he’s buying.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Anon

    >>Basic Rule of Life: People who don’t pay have no say. Only ask your kid what he wants for dinner if he’s buying.<<

    Charming thought, but naive. That only applies to the private sector.

    For things paid for with extorted tax funds, not so.

    That unfortunate reality is the basis of all modern politics. It's why we spend trillions to fight wars in places almost no one can locate on a map, and why in NYC the homeless are now ensconced in luxury hotels on the upper West Side, paying nothing themselves.

    It is akin to the Godfather handing out "free" turkeys at Christmas.

  46. Downtown 1960s…

    Because the Irish Mayor gave a damn…

  47. Whites leaving the cities were derided as racists engaging in white flight. Whites moving back into the cities are derided as racists engaging in gentrification. Whites who smile at an injun banging a drum and shrieking are derided as racists engaging in…being white? And I think I’ve seen an article (probably here) about how whites breathing is an act of racism, since they get to breathe nicer rural and suburban air than the long-suffering BIPOC packed in cities undergoing simultaneous oppression with whites both leaving and entering the city.

    A white with a beating heart is a racist, for that beating heart is an affront to the regularly failing heart of an obese BIPOC oppressed into eating a surplus of calories. I’m surprised the DNC didn’t articulate that on their platform, too.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  48. @LemmusLemmus
    Moving black people out of the neighbourhood -- how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Old and Grumpy, @YetAnotherAnon, @Carol, @Anon, @Black-hole creator, @Redneck farmer

    “Moving black people out of the neighbourhood — how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.”

    You build housing project towers elsewhere and tell blacks that their free housing is now there. So they move. Then you demolish the old war-zone towers and build yuppie apartment complexes. Everybody wins, except for blacks and now yuppies.

    The process was explained in some detail in one of the seasons of “Wire”, although in Blacktimore it probably did not work as well – that city was too far gone on the way to Congo.

    PS No self-respecting black person pays rent, that’s what taxpayers for.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    @Black-hole creator

    The reason that the plan in "The Wire" failed is that it requires whole sections of the city to be gentrified.

    If just a few blocks are gentrified you get a dangerous patchwork where white folks get brutalized by blacks who live just a few blocks away.

    The only way to prevent that is to have a major police presence in the gentrified area, twenty-four seven, and no modern US city can afford that.

    The only place I have ever seen an ongoing overwhelming police presence was in Times Square in the pre Duh Blasio days. I felt safer there than I do in my rural homestead.

    The call for defunding or reduction in police funding is a suicide pact for urban areas.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  49. The housing projects sucked. Then again, everywhere large numbers of blacks congregate sucks.

  50. For how often the matters of housing, affordable housing and gentrification are brought up by far left street militants (BLM, Antifa, et al.) here in the current year, I’m starting to think that all this urban instability is little more than an attempt at revenge on the part of and on behalf of those driven out (ghetto blacks, young white bums), against the neoliberal gentrifiers who drove them out.

  51. loudly trumpeted ideas he brought back from Paris

    Kinda like Pol Pot.

  52. Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring.

    Yes no-one wants boring conspiracy theories like this.

    We want the one where Obama was the product of a secret CIA planned breeding scheme.

  53. @LemmusLemmus
    Moving black people out of the neighbourhood -- how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Old and Grumpy, @YetAnotherAnon, @Carol, @Anon, @Black-hole creator, @Redneck farmer

    It’s legal in many areas to increase rent, providing you don’t do it to force out current tenants.

  54. We didn’t have it quite so well thought out. But something very like Steve’s conspiracy theory has been conventional wisdom in working class and middle class White Chicago for a while.

  55. Very interesting.

    When Obama started pushing hard for the military to accept transexuals, it seemed so out of left field, and kind of sparked the trans-activist mania we are dealing with today. My conspiracy theory is that Obama’s strange initiative was entirely the result of the power of this guy’s family:

    Jennifer Natalya Pritzker (born James Nicholas Pritzker; August 13, 1950) is an American investor, philanthropist, and member of the Pritzker family. Pritzker retired as a lieutenant colonel from the United States Army in 2001, and was later made an honorary Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard. Founder of the Tawani Foundation in 1995, Tawani Enterprises in 1996, and the Pritzker Military Library in 2003, Pritzker has been devoted to civic applications of inherited and accrued wealth, including significant donations to broaden understanding and support for “citizen soldiers.”

    In August 2013, Pritzker released a statement to individuals associated with two business and philanthropic organizations that subsequently received wide media coverage, indicating the change from “J.N.” to “Jennifer Natalya” to reflect her status as a transgender woman, making her the first and only openly transgender billionaire.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @JimDandy


    ...an honorary Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.
     
    Are you sure about this? I was in the ILARNG for 21 years and I never heard of such a thing as an honorary rank. Some soldiers may be promoted just before retirement and never really serve at the higher rank, but they're still a real LTC or COL or whatever.

    I will never set foot in the Pritzker Military Library, although it is not far from where I live.

    Replies: @JimDandy

  56. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom Verso
    Actually you are late to the table with your 'conspiracy theory' of urban ethnic neighborhood manipulation by oligarchical elites. And, Obama et al were rookies in the game of ethnic manipulation in the name of Urban Renewal.

    E. Michal Jones wrote a 600 page book on the subject back in 2004. See:


    "The Slaughter of Cities
    ... Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing."

     

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Anonymous, @Kronos

    Yeah, EMJ’s thoroughly-researched work covers how blacks from the Deep South were moved into cities like Chicago to act as proxy warriors and buffers. It was a conspiracy of WASPs and Jews. What makes Sailer’s conspiracy theory ludicrous on its face is that it assumes some of the conspirators are working-class, first-generation Irish-Americans and mulattos. Seriously??

  57. @Anonymous
    Steve, you neglect the fact that not too long ago, a 70 or 80 years ago, in fact, the city of Detroit was the damned wealthiest spot on the face of the earth - generating the highest productive value added wealth per acre, and as is always the case, this wealth generator manifested itself in incomes and the opulence of fixed assets, buildings infrastructure etc.
    What if Detroit had continued on that futuristic growth trajectory? What would the state of the city be now? Surely it would rank in terms of wealth, influence 'soft power' , if not population etc, as one of the worlds premier tier metropolises.

    Of course, enormous vested interests *wanted* Detroit to succeed and beat out the world - all I can say is that the forces arrayed against them - the fruition of the actual practice of Darwinism on behaviors over millennia in particular situations - were and are vastly powerful and overwhelming than they can ever hope to be. Very very hard for me to write this, as it goes against everything I think, but this is a particular instance of 'wealth of Mammon be damned'.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    the fruition of the actual practice of Darwinism on behaviors over millennia in particular situations

    Could you please explain what you mean by this?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    Typical black behavior.

  58. @Buffalo Joe
    Saw Jarrett on TV last week, hmmm, awfully white looking. And for those who forgot, Obama dispatched his wife, Jarrett and Oprah to Paris, I believe it was, to return with Chicago as the Olympic site. Before hand they conveniently demolished the Cabrini Green and the Robert Taylor, housing projects. Who could resist Michelle O and the Big O? Well, apparently the Olympic committee. Hey, and what ever happened to the Obama Library to be built in Chicago in a restricted park area. As soon as they finish it Obama will write his next biography.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Have a heart, Joe: BHO is heroically slaving away at his book, all by his lonesome, without so much as a ghostwriter to tend to him — unlike the one his wife had to aid her in forming complete, grammatically correct sentences for her own book, as he so helpfully informed a reporter who had the temerity to ask him whether he was having trouble meeting his publisher’s deadline. (Mrs. Obama must have been thrilled to learn that her husband had spilled the beans about her — uncredited — ghostwriter — dispelling the myth of Michelle the Authoress.)

    To put the reporter’s question in its proper context, Obama infamously had failed to complete his first book (Dreams From My Father) on time, not even coming close to his initial proposal for the manuscript. As a result, Simon & Schuster, his publisher’s parent company, cancelled his contract in October 1992, four months after his stated deadline had come and gone. Obama now owed S&S the $40,000 advance he had received two years before. (David J. Garrow, Rising Star, pp. 482-483.)

    Think Penguin Random House has the sand to cancel a former President’s book contract for failure to perform? Hope they didn’t give him all the $$ upfront.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  59. Your strategy is flawed, why abandon the big coastal cities like Seattle, LA, and the Bay Area when they occupy prime real estate, and have a lot better scenery and climate than the red states like Texas or Oklahoma, and even big cities in red states like Houston, Tulsa, or Dallas have worse scenery and climate than those cities, Trump should have used the opportunity back and use the Insurrection Act (which he is legally able to) and use the federal military and the National Guard to take back the cities by force from the rioters? Do you think China would ever cede Hong Kong? Why cede the blue cities without using military force?

  60. @JimDandy
    Very interesting.

    When Obama started pushing hard for the military to accept transexuals, it seemed so out of left field, and kind of sparked the trans-activist mania we are dealing with today. My conspiracy theory is that Obama's strange initiative was entirely the result of the power of this guy's family:

    Jennifer Natalya Pritzker (born James Nicholas Pritzker; August 13, 1950) is an American investor, philanthropist, and member of the Pritzker family. Pritzker retired as a lieutenant colonel from the United States Army in 2001, and was later made an honorary Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard. Founder of the Tawani Foundation in 1995, Tawani Enterprises in 1996, and the Pritzker Military Library in 2003, Pritzker has been devoted to civic applications of inherited and accrued wealth, including significant donations to broaden understanding and support for "citizen soldiers."

    In August 2013, Pritzker released a statement to individuals associated with two business and philanthropic organizations that subsequently received wide media coverage, indicating the change from "J.N." to "Jennifer Natalya" to reflect her status as a transgender woman, making her the first and only openly transgender billionaire.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    …an honorary Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.

    Are you sure about this? I was in the ILARNG for 21 years and I never heard of such a thing as an honorary rank. Some soldiers may be promoted just before retirement and never really serve at the higher rank, but they’re still a real LTC or COL or whatever.

    I will never set foot in the Pritzker Military Library, although it is not far from where I live.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Hibernian

    "I was in the ILARNG for 21 years and I never heard of such a thing as an honorary rank."

    Yes, I'm sure. There are billions of reasons why an exception would be made for a Pritzger.

  61. @Anonymous
    @Arclight


    In DC I had a friend who believed the government pursued a policy of planned neglect for SE
     
    To what purpose?

    Replies: @Bragadocious

    My hunch is they want to make living in Sec. 8 units so disagreeable that the residents will think about leaving. (They won’t btw)

    Look at DeBlasio and his neglect of NYCHA properties. Elevators don’t work, lead paint is peeling everywhere, door locks don’t work. Sure a lot of this is vandalism by the residents but still. A true progressive as Red Bill claims to be would make these towers of misery gleaming trophies of the progressive vision. Instead, he’s acting like a slumlord.

    He wouldn’t dare tear them down but he’s doing the next best thing — making them unlivable. He’s up against some serious inertia however because a lot of the residents are multi-generational and can say “proudly” that their grandparents grew up in the same building. Make that great-grandparents.

  62. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @ Steve: "few historians have shown interest in the rise of Barack Obama"

    I knew a few people who were law students with Obama at HLS. They told me, long before 2008, that:

    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he's black and he never shuts up; and because he's black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and

    b). He's going to become the president: he checks all the right boxes, and he has all the right backers.

    No one goes to Harvard just to write the perfect dissertation on Wordsworth. You go to Harvard, because you have your reasons.

    Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost, @Kronos

    Steve wrote a great book on Obama, back in 2008. Definitely worth a read

    • Agree: Kronos
  63. @Anonymous
    @Nodwink


    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation – as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.
     
    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?

    Replies: @Neuday, @Nodwink, @Kratoklastes

    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?

    As well known here, the average IQ for an American Black is 85, while the average IQ for an Australian Aborigine is 62-64. I don’t know what kind of crime or violence someone with that IQ could do. I do expect that if my Anglo-Saxon people, with our average IQ of 100, found ourselves conquered by a nation of generally moral hardworking people with an average IQ of 140 and who were also much, much more physically attractive we’d likely be humbled and grateful for our good fortune, working to fit in as best we could. I’d like to think we wouldn’t want to burn it all down just to soothe our resentment, so resisting any offers of race-based welfare would be paramount.

  64. @fnn
    Antifa chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" in Dublin (Ireland) yesterday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSBQqYUP01c

    Replies: @Redman, @Dan Hayes, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    Pretty weak representation of Antifa. They could learn a few things from the trannies in Portland.

    Was that Sinead O’Connor (off her meds again) on the bullhorn?

  65. “they’re boring”

    Plausible conspiracy theories are interesting and productive. They help define networks and the supra-system guiding the networks. The boring stuff emanates from the grave of Jesus Angleton.

  66. Not only does Steve’s hypothesis seem plausible, it reads as fact. Why is there any question as to its truth?

    Anyway, it IS a fact that Barry and Michelle Obama came out of perhaps the most corrupt political machine in the United States. And Barry deliberately moved his career there to take advantage of whatever “community organinizing” opportunities were offered to him.

    • Replies: @SouthernSon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Evelyn Pringle's 2007 "Operation Board Games for Slumlords" details the actual b/g on Obama & Chicago slumlords. She was IMHO the definitive researcher on the grooming of Obama for the Presidency.

    Replies: @Hans

  67. @The Alarmist
    BTW, you might sex your theory up by pointing out the obvious Iranian collusion to meddle in American elections (VJ is a Chocolate Iranian, n’est-ce pas?).

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “VJ is a Chocolate Iranian”

    Valerie Jarrett is CIA + MI6 = Muslim Brotherhood. It’s fair to say President Obama is an intelligence product.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @SunBakedSuburb

    I would have described BHO as a tool.

  68. @Black-hole creator
    @LemmusLemmus

    "Moving black people out of the neighbourhood — how do you do that in practice? Can you legally just hike up rents? Serious question."

    You build housing project towers elsewhere and tell blacks that their free housing is now there. So they move. Then you demolish the old war-zone towers and build yuppie apartment complexes. Everybody wins, except for blacks and now yuppies.

    The process was explained in some detail in one of the seasons of "Wire", although in Blacktimore it probably did not work as well - that city was too far gone on the way to Congo.

    PS No self-respecting black person pays rent, that's what taxpayers for.

    Replies: @Justvisiting

    The reason that the plan in “The Wire” failed is that it requires whole sections of the city to be gentrified.

    If just a few blocks are gentrified you get a dangerous patchwork where white folks get brutalized by blacks who live just a few blocks away.

    The only way to prevent that is to have a major police presence in the gentrified area, twenty-four seven, and no modern US city can afford that.

    The only place I have ever seen an ongoing overwhelming police presence was in Times Square in the pre Duh Blasio days. I felt safer there than I do in my rural homestead.

    The call for defunding or reduction in police funding is a suicide pact for urban areas.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Justvisiting


    The call for defunding or reduction in police funding is a suicide pact for urban areas.
     
    Are urban areas good for the American people?
  69. @El Dato
    It is a good conspiracy theory. One could make a caper movie out of it. "The Big Bamboozle", in the vein of "The Sting".

    But the "housing projects" had to get demolished anyway. For these to work as enablers for poor blacks, there need to be concentration camp levels of behavioural control. "Polite Society" will not accept that.

    Another question: Did any of the comrades hide in their bathroom as marching and bullhorning progressed in the streets?

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    For these to work as enablers for poor blacks, there need to be concentration camp levels of behavioural control. “Polite Society” will not accept that.

    Not true at all. I refer you to this document, actually on the HUD website, about the theories of defensible space. They’ve actually worked in my neighborhood with the required housing.
    https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/def.pdf

    If you build your housing projects cheap and without regard to the people who live inthem, they become spaces not controlled or controllable by the majority of people, who aren’t criminals in ANY population. Of course, the dysfunction and disorder are probably not a bug, but a feature: they lead to neighborhood turnover that makes formerly white housing available at a low price for blacks, and they also lead to white flight, driving real estate commissions for a while, and mortgage interest for banks. NY State also gets a cut, as it has a 1% mortgage tax.

    Please read this excerpt, if nothing else:

    The plaintiffs in the case, the Justice Department and the Yonkers chapter of the NAACP, also had problems with our decision to limit ourselves to row houses. The Justice Department attorney in the case wanted to put 200 units in 2 highrise towers on the largest site. Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options. When management is then unable to attract new market-rate tenants to replace the old, they have no option but to accept low-income tenants with Section 8 cer­ tificates (Section 8 is HUD’s rent subsidy program) to fill the vacant units.

    The end result would be a 200-unit low-income, highrise project located within a middle-income community composed of single-family houses. This would virtually guarantee destabilization. In fact, it would replicate the situation in southwest Yonkers that led to the case to begin with. The entire rationale for the court decision would then be undermined. For what would be the purpose of enabling low-income families to enjoy the benefits of living in a middle-income community if that community then quickly turned into a low-income community?

    The attorney for the Justice Department said that my argument was falla­ cious: The issue was not the nature of the host community but the exclu­ sion of public housing residents from an area that should have been open to them. The NAACP attorney said that my arguments reflected the racist attitudes of Yonkers residents—attitudes that had produced the case in the first place. He, for one, had no problem with the entire 200 units turning into a low-income project, and if the surrounding community then wished to leave, so be it. The Justice Department attorney reasoned that the decline of the community would just make available additional lower cost housing for his client group.

    • Thanks: El Dato, Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @TomSchmidt


    Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options.
     
    Minoru Yamasaki's original design for Pruitt-Igoe in St Louis was similar to this. But the city's housing authority told him to tear it up and do 100% high-rise. I doubt Yamasaki's vision was as nefarious as the NAACP's; he grew up in Seattle where such a plan would have been benign.

    But what did the housing authority know? I'd always assumed they were just being cheapskates, but now you have me wondering...

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    , @Prof. Woland
    @TomSchmidt

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks. It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Steve Sailer, @anon, @TomSchmidt

    , @anonymous
    @TomSchmidt

    "Defensible space" ... Oh please! If that thesis were true, why wouldn't the similarly styled International Style towers on the north side of Chicago suffer the same issues and problems? Is it their tony Lake Shore address?

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

  70. Have you discussed this with Minister Farrakhan?

  71. Why demolish ’em? Seems to me that with a bit of restoration and some touch-ups the apartments could be sold to yuppies who like the view from high up

  72. I once met this weird New Age hippy Jewish girl in Denver. Anyway i was trying to get into her pants so i listened to her for an hour talk about crystals and energy waves in the sky. Long story short she told me her family owned millions in Chicago real estate….bet your ass those types are making phone calls to avoid their real estate values from tanking….

  73. @Not Only Wrathful
    @Tom Verso

    Moving undesirables out of real estate you own to increase its value makes immediate sense. Moving undesirables into real estate in order to lower it's value to buy it and then move them back out again in 40 years to sell it for profit is not only tortuous but innumerate.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Elli

    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the WASP power structures in the urban areas.

    WASPs (mainly northern WASPs) viewed blacks as easy to manage and the idea that IQ was essentially a byproduct of environment was wildly popular even in the 1930s-1940s. (Probably the biggest blunder eugenicists made was losing out to Rockefeller/Ford Foundation office politics to Behavioralists.)

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs. It sounds utterly absurd now (especially on a HBD blog) but many urban elites once (truly) believed the state could surpass the family in raising children in IQ and moral character. Imagine that with enough education money a black orphanage could become an Einstein factory. There were fears by Behavioralist WASPs that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good. (Oh, the fear of non-existent threats! Oh the irony!)

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs. Remember, Behavioralists believed environment was paramount. They couldn’t alter Catholics into real Americans (support birth control) due to the insular nature of the Catholic Church/parish schools.

    The E. Michael Jones book “The Slaughter of Cities” really made this staple of “scientific-faith” very clear in political implementation. Why WASP dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (WASP morality was already infused into secular public schools.)

    If you ever read the Supreme Court’s “Brown v. Board of Education” decision (it’s 9 pages) it’s really a Behavioralist screed. Any calls for equal or more funding for black schools over white schools have their basis in old Behavioralist thought. It’s also why they thought racial school busing would later work.

    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=87&page=transcript

    Anyway, you can guess how this saga of hubris ended.

    • Thanks: utu
    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @Kronos

    Thanks. Informative post and perfect film clips. I love it.

    , @Anonymous
    @Kronos

    What a load of nonsense.


    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the English power structures in the urban areas.
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    The English (mainly northern English) viewed blacks as easy to manage
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs.
     
    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy. You are very creative!

    There were fears by English-American Behavioralists that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good.
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs.
     
    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy.

    Why English dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (English morality was already infused into secular public schools.)
     
    Actually, the Jews, primarily, shaped public opinion and public incentives (financial and social), and the Supreme Court followed suit, as it usually does. Jews don’t like having Christianity in schools or public places.

    Replies: @Kronos, @ATBOTL

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Kronos

    You failed to mention one major aspect of it: it was REPUBLICAN mayors in Philly and Detroit (yes, in the 1950s) who got the ball rolling. They sought to destroy blacks' neighborhoods and "rebuild" them, but never with enough housing to replace all that was destroyed. displaced Poor blacks would then enter white ethnic neighborhoods, the only places they could also afford, and crime would gradually flip the area. By this process was the entirety of Detroit transitioned, and all but South Philly and the Northeast part of the city.

    The idea, I guess, was that breaking up ethnic strongholds would prevent the rise of Catholic ethnics to power in those two cities as had happened in New York and Boston, where the Irish and Italians quickly got a lock on city hall. They did succeed: there were three Catholic mayors of Detroit before all the rest were black politicians, and Philly went mostly black-ruled starting with Wilson Goode in the 80s, only 20 years after its first Catholic Mayor in the 60s.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hibernian

  74. @fnn
    Antifa chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" in Dublin (Ireland) yesterday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSBQqYUP01c

    Replies: @Redman, @Dan Hayes, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    fnn,

    Thanks for keeping us abreast of current Irish political lunacy – a signal service of UR made possible by the generosity of Ron, its benevolent overseer.

    BTW, note the plenitude of construction cranes in the Dublin background. Cranes of those numbers were last seen just before the demise of the Celtic Tiger of unlamented memory! Will financial history repeat? Hold on tight as we may soon find out!

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Dan Hayes


    Thanks for keeping us abreast of current Irish political lunacy .....
     
    I knew Ireland had fully flipped and flipped out when this most Catholic nation voted enthusiastically to legalize abortion. This was done via popular referendum.

    Nearly two in three Irish voters opted to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution, defying opinion polls that suggested the election could come down to the wire.
     
    Ireland today has one of the highest GDPs person and is full throttle for third world immigration and multiculturalism. And not joking, I blame Bono a lot for this Irish ethnomasochism. Begorrah B'Jeeze! What a mess.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Dan Hayes

    As long as Ireland can get away with its 12.5% corporation tax and European multinationals want to minimise taxes, the cranes will be there in the centre.

    Residential housing is a different matter, I remember the post-2008 collapse and all those half-built estates.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

  75. A plausible conspiracy theory that Steve has posted bits and pieces of over the years.
    My own theory is that Chicago blacks have the kind of rough/tough genetics that enabled their Southern born forefathers to migrate and to endure working in the Chicago stockyards and killing floors (slaughter houses)
    Also that The Nation of Islam being headquartered there exerts a black nationalist / anti-white attitude that makes Chicago blacks the toughest. Combine this with the freezing winters

  76. @Hibernian
    @JimDandy


    ...an honorary Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.
     
    Are you sure about this? I was in the ILARNG for 21 years and I never heard of such a thing as an honorary rank. Some soldiers may be promoted just before retirement and never really serve at the higher rank, but they're still a real LTC or COL or whatever.

    I will never set foot in the Pritzker Military Library, although it is not far from where I live.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    “I was in the ILARNG for 21 years and I never heard of such a thing as an honorary rank.”

    Yes, I’m sure. There are billions of reasons why an exception would be made for a Pritzger.

  77. @Kronos
    @Not Only Wrathful

    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the WASP power structures in the urban areas.

    https://youtu.be/-4IletJ7-Tw

    WASPs (mainly northern WASPs) viewed blacks as easy to manage and the idea that IQ was essentially a byproduct of environment was wildly popular even in the 1930s-1940s. (Probably the biggest blunder eugenicists made was losing out to Rockefeller/Ford Foundation office politics to Behavioralists.)

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs. It sounds utterly absurd now (especially on a HBD blog) but many urban elites once (truly) believed the state could surpass the family in raising children in IQ and moral character. Imagine that with enough education money a black orphanage could become an Einstein factory. There were fears by Behavioralist WASPs that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good. (Oh, the fear of non-existent threats! Oh the irony!)

    https://youtu.be/WNxiX7hlUdo

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs. Remember, Behavioralists believed environment was paramount. They couldn’t alter Catholics into real Americans (support birth control) due to the insular nature of the Catholic Church/parish schools.

    The E. Michael Jones book “The Slaughter of Cities” really made this staple of “scientific-faith” very clear in political implementation. Why WASP dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (WASP morality was already infused into secular public schools.)

    If you ever read the Supreme Court’s “Brown v. Board of Education” decision (it’s 9 pages) it’s really a Behavioralist screed. Any calls for equal or more funding for black schools over white schools have their basis in old Behavioralist thought. It’s also why they thought racial school busing would later work.

    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=87&page=transcript

    Anyway, you can guess how this saga of hubris ended.

    https://youtu.be/p66AWyzFIec

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt

    Thanks. Informative post and perfect film clips. I love it.

  78. @The Alarmist
    Just because it is a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it isn’t a conspiracy fact.

    Replies: @Rosie

    Just because it is a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it isn’t a conspiracy fact.

    The term “conspiracy theory” is a type of ad hominem. (Don’t listen to that crank!)

    I’m always surprised at how well it works, though I shouldn’t be. Is there something particularly unlikely or implausible about the idea that elites conspire?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Rosie

    BTW, it would be good right now for people to review the distinction between "theory" and "hypothesis."

    Most of what we read about is hypothesis, including Sailer's one here. There is nothing wrong with ANY hypothesis. It only achieves the status of theory when sufficient evidence and proof has supported it.

    We should never block any hypothesis. It is the essence of brainstorming. It is where ideas and eventual THEORIES come from.

    Replies: @Rosie, @The Alarmist

  79. @Dan Hayes
    @fnn

    fnn,

    Thanks for keeping us abreast of current Irish political lunacy - a signal service of UR made possible by the generosity of Ron, its benevolent overseer.

    BTW, note the plenitude of construction cranes in the Dublin background. Cranes of those numbers were last seen just before the demise of the Celtic Tiger of unlamented memory! Will financial history repeat? Hold on tight as we may soon find out!

    Replies: @Clyde, @YetAnotherAnon

    Thanks for keeping us abreast of current Irish political lunacy …..

    I knew Ireland had fully flipped and flipped out when this most Catholic nation voted enthusiastically to legalize abortion. This was done via popular referendum.

    Nearly two in three Irish voters opted to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution, defying opinion polls that suggested the election could come down to the wire.

    Ireland today has one of the highest GDPs person and is full throttle for third world immigration and multiculturalism. And not joking, I blame Bono a lot for this Irish ethnomasochism. Begorrah B’Jeeze! What a mess.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Clyde

    Yes, Bono looks like (and is) a malevolent character out of central casting!

    Replies: @Clyde

  80. One theory behind De Blasio’s long-running quest to empty Riker’s Island Prison — and put small new prisons in five unlucky neighborhoods! — is that some developer/donor covets that unique location. Of course, the past few months have seen NYC’s development prospects take a big hit in general.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Known Fact

    Just like the impetus for de Blasio's quest for NYC carriage horse removal was motivated by some real estate mogul's desire for their stable's very valuable real estate!

  81. anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    If the townhouses being yelled at by Only Black Lives Matter are on the former site of the Cabrini-Green housing project…then “white people used to live there” is the correct reply. The original shanties along the Chicago river in the 1850’s were occupied by … Swedes. Later on maybe some Irish moved in, for sure in the 1900’s the Sicilians moved in. The original row houses in the 1950’s were 75% white.

    “White people used to live here” is the fact of the matter. Black people were just visitors for a couple of decades.

  82. @Rosie
    @The Alarmist


    Just because it is a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it isn’t a conspiracy fact.
     
    The term "conspiracy theory" is a type of ad hominem. (Don't listen to that crank!)

    I'm always surprised at how well it works, though I shouldn't be. Is there something particularly unlikely or implausible about the idea that elites conspire?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    BTW, it would be good right now for people to review the distinction between “theory” and “hypothesis.”

    Most of what we read about is hypothesis, including Sailer’s one here. There is nothing wrong with ANY hypothesis. It only achieves the status of theory when sufficient evidence and proof has supported it.

    We should never block any hypothesis. It is the essence of brainstorming. It is where ideas and eventual THEORIES come from.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    @Buzz Mohawk


    There is nothing wrong with ANY hypothesis.
     
    Yes, indeed and very well said. The whole point is to justify ignoring the evidence.
    , @The Alarmist
    @Buzz Mohawk

    What if Steve’s hypothesis is widely accepted by his readership?

  83. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Rosie

    BTW, it would be good right now for people to review the distinction between "theory" and "hypothesis."

    Most of what we read about is hypothesis, including Sailer's one here. There is nothing wrong with ANY hypothesis. It only achieves the status of theory when sufficient evidence and proof has supported it.

    We should never block any hypothesis. It is the essence of brainstorming. It is where ideas and eventual THEORIES come from.

    Replies: @Rosie, @The Alarmist

    There is nothing wrong with ANY hypothesis.

    Yes, indeed and very well said. The whole point is to justify ignoring the evidence.

  84. @Not Only Wrathful
    @Tom Verso

    Moving undesirables out of real estate you own to increase its value makes immediate sense. Moving undesirables into real estate in order to lower it's value to buy it and then move them back out again in 40 years to sell it for profit is not only tortuous but innumerate.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Elli

    Kronos:
    Moving undesirables into real estate in order to lower it’s value to buy it and then move them back out again in 40 years to sell it for profit is not only tortuous but innumerate.

    You need deep pockets and a mind for the long game, a willingness to let your heirs reap the harvest. The Chinese CP has played the US that way for 40 or 50 years, and they probably aren’t the only long players, only the biggest.

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @Elli

    I can only infer that you know almost nothing about investing and even less about investing in real estate.

  85. “This is not to say that Obama was propelled to the White House by a seamless web of Chicago insiders.”
    I respectfully disagree.
    See, e.g.
    https://zcomm.org/zmagazine/investing-in-weapons-war-and-obama-by-nicolas-j-s-davies/
    For those who may be unfamiliar, here’s Lester Crown’s bio:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Crown
    Ron Unz wrote a lengthy article on Jewish figures in organized crime. The Crown family was mentioned therein:
    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-power-of-organized-crime/

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @The Craw

    Superb choice of moniker.

    "At rast! I have you in my crutches!"

    "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that you're on crutches."

    "No, you idiot! Not my crutches! You're in my crutches!"

    "Again, I'm sorry to hear abou your crutches, Mister Craw."

    "No! Not the Craw! The Craw!"

    "What is this about a craw?"

    "It's not a craw, you fool! I am the Craw! And you are in my crutches!"

    "Can I help you with your crutches?"

    "Stop mocking the Craw!"

    "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be disrespectful, Mr. Craw."

    "Not the Craw! The Craw!"

    You can keep doing it all night. Like Sinead said back when she was still sane and brilliant, It never gets old.

    Replies: @The Craw

  86. The problem with this conspiracy theory is that it’s slow-moving, which makes it boring. There’s no “aha!” moment where the plan either works or is foiled. That’s why the JFK and moon landing conspiracy theories are much more interesting to the casual observer. Long-term municipal housing law changes? Booooring.

    For example, the American Revolution was literally a Masonic conspiracy. 90% of the Founding Fathers were Masons, the ideas were hatched during the French & Indian war when the British began exacting a lot more tax revenue from the colonies and exerting more control, the Masonic lodges were used to figure out who to trust, the codes used to pass notes were all Masonic, and the plan made sure that the military (led by Mason George Washington) had the propaganda support of the press (Masons Franklin, Sam Adams, and the rest).

    Heck, when they won the war, they did a big Mason victory dance by designing the capital city (Washington D.C.) as a big celebration of the Masonic brotherhood (lots of Masonic architecture and symbols throughout L’Enfant’s city).

    All of this is established history, none of it conjecture. And yet outside of a few small corners of the internet, no one finds in interesting or noteworthy. Why? Because it was a slow-moving event that there was never any point the plan was going to fail; even Washington’s military strategy was Fabian, so he never engaged in a decisive battle unless he could ensure he could escape if it went south.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @R.G. Camara

    Wherever people don't trust the government you get secret societies.

  87. I know these mother f**kers are up to no good . But being aware of the reptilian overlords I have learned how to communicate with like minded individuals in a code they can’t crack .

    Hank had a hard upbringing as a youth , fortunately there were no social services to keep him down in those days .

  88. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Rosie

    BTW, it would be good right now for people to review the distinction between "theory" and "hypothesis."

    Most of what we read about is hypothesis, including Sailer's one here. There is nothing wrong with ANY hypothesis. It only achieves the status of theory when sufficient evidence and proof has supported it.

    We should never block any hypothesis. It is the essence of brainstorming. It is where ideas and eventual THEORIES come from.

    Replies: @Rosie, @The Alarmist

    What if Steve’s hypothesis is widely accepted by his readership?

  89. A secret communication for Steve and others in the know , Burn After Reading !!!!

    From the past to the future by way of the present .

  90. @RichardTaylor
    Sounds pretty plausible. Just real world power politics, not secret Illuminati meetings.

    ALARMING: #BLM is marching through resedential neighborhoods in Chicago pointing at “white people” in their residences
     
    Can someone explain what's alarming about Really Clever race-traitors being made to feel uncomfortable? It's all upside.

    Be funny if BLM got wise to those White liberals putting up Virtue Signaling signs in their front yards.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Richard, I am so disappointed in what I saw Seth Smith’s mother say on her Twitter Account. She would probably bring out lemonade and cookies.

    • Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @Buffalo Joe

    Interesting to note the other Seth's parents also spoke out. They hired a PI to investigate his murder. The PI said it was not random. The parents suddenly fired the PI and demanded all questioning be stopped.

  91. Your conspiracy theory is plausible.

    My conspiracy theory is that the historic non-achievers are preparing for a major power grab starting with theft of the presidency. See other columnists discuss Pelosi’s plan to assume the presidency after elections results are inconclusive due to ballot fraud and balloting malfeasance. The ongoing riots, BLM bullying and mayhem even as the perps assume the mantle of outrage against the victims is merely setting the stage.

  92. From iSteve’s article above: >>It’s almost as if Obama remains a relatively young and well-connected enough of a personage to discourage much inquiry into his emergence from Chicago politics.

    But my conspiracy theory is plausible.<<

    Yes, quite.

    Reminded me of the JFK worship that some here may have witnessed. For several decades Kennedy was above reproach, a saint among men. The dirty little secrets took 30 years to ooze out.

    Of course he was "martyred" (killed by CIA/Deep State/LBJ/Mafia) so few wanted to bite that apple. For a while RFK was politically potent (also killed suspiciously) and Jackie was a reigning Media Queen.

    Eventually though, JFK's secret health problems, his sex addictions, his Mafia enhanced "votes" and his bootlegger-gangster daddy's backroom deals all came to light. All the Bill Clinton/Harvey Weinstein powerful man uh, habits. All hidden by insiders and the powerful media.

    Still, personally I have come to regard him more favorably than I did when he was alive. Not for the secrets, etc. but he was a lot better than publicly revealed, esp in economics (compared to full blown Marxism now) and foreign policy. Obama's sordid past is still largely hidden.

    Every time I see Obama on TV he looks skinnier and more ghostly. Like Dorian Gray's portrait.

    • Agree: Clyde
  93. Anonymous[347] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kronos
    @Not Only Wrathful

    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the WASP power structures in the urban areas.

    https://youtu.be/-4IletJ7-Tw

    WASPs (mainly northern WASPs) viewed blacks as easy to manage and the idea that IQ was essentially a byproduct of environment was wildly popular even in the 1930s-1940s. (Probably the biggest blunder eugenicists made was losing out to Rockefeller/Ford Foundation office politics to Behavioralists.)

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs. It sounds utterly absurd now (especially on a HBD blog) but many urban elites once (truly) believed the state could surpass the family in raising children in IQ and moral character. Imagine that with enough education money a black orphanage could become an Einstein factory. There were fears by Behavioralist WASPs that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good. (Oh, the fear of non-existent threats! Oh the irony!)

    https://youtu.be/WNxiX7hlUdo

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs. Remember, Behavioralists believed environment was paramount. They couldn’t alter Catholics into real Americans (support birth control) due to the insular nature of the Catholic Church/parish schools.

    The E. Michael Jones book “The Slaughter of Cities” really made this staple of “scientific-faith” very clear in political implementation. Why WASP dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (WASP morality was already infused into secular public schools.)

    If you ever read the Supreme Court’s “Brown v. Board of Education” decision (it’s 9 pages) it’s really a Behavioralist screed. Any calls for equal or more funding for black schools over white schools have their basis in old Behavioralist thought. It’s also why they thought racial school busing would later work.

    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=87&page=transcript

    Anyway, you can guess how this saga of hubris ended.

    https://youtu.be/p66AWyzFIec

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt

    What a load of nonsense.

    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the English power structures in the urban areas.

    Zero evidence of that.

    The English (mainly northern English) viewed blacks as easy to manage

    Zero evidence of that.

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs.

    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy. You are very creative!

    There were fears by English-American Behavioralists that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good.

    Zero evidence of that.

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs.

    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy.

    Why English dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (English morality was already infused into secular public schools.)

    Actually, the Jews, primarily, shaped public opinion and public incentives (financial and social), and the Supreme Court followed suit, as it usually does. Jews don’t like having Christianity in schools or public places.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Anonymous

    Oh the Jewish element played a substantial role. But you got to keep in mind the WASPs played a substantial role in their partial demise. I rip on Boomers (and Boomer politicians especially) but they understand the failure of Behavioralism and thus Civil Rights all too well. The failure of their predecessors runs long and deep in their minds. They can never honestly discuss it (at least openly) but always politically maneuver around it.

    https://youtu.be/2DX2yVucz24

    I recommend you buy the book and examine the citations yourself. The most dangerous traps are those that you personally designed. If your a Warhammer 40k fan The 1964 Civil Rights Act is essentially the WASPs “Rubric of Ahriman,” a binding spell that had unintended consequences and can’t be escaped from.

    https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Rubric_of_Ahriman

    Replies: @utu

    , @ATBOTL
    @Anonymous

    WASP liberals played a leading role in the collapse of America and they were up to no good even back in the early 1800's when Jews had relatively little power. Your reply is one of the most stupid and ignorant in the history of this blog. Do some research about the history of American liberalism, the abolitionist movement, New England intellectuals, the progressive movement and liberal Protestant churches before wasting space with another garbage post.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  94. Steve, I have first hand knowledge this is true. Why don’t you dig a little more into other Chicago billionaires and it should reveal itself.

  95. My conspiracy theory is that the Trump Administration was a giant outgrowth of a successful conspiracy by a cast of characters such as Putin, Klimnik, Manafort, and Prince, to reshape the Middle East and acquire mammon along the way.

    So far, extraordinarily few alleged professional pattern recognizers have shown much interest at all in the machinations behind the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s almost as if Trump remains a relatively young and well-connected enough of a personage to discourage much inquiry into his emergence into the recent political scene. But my conspiracy theory is plausible.

    Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting, despite all the ironic light it shines on the Trump Administration.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Sailer!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Corvinus

    Corvi, breathe deep and relax. Trump garnered a lot of his votes from people such as me who hated the entrenched politicians. No conspiracy needed. My only problem is that in four years the repubs couldn't find a viable candidate to take over from the place holder Trump. Oh, and I loathe cuomo,biden,harris,schumer,pelosi,graham,mcconell et al.

    , @tyrone
    @Corvinus

    The fascinating thing about you…..how do you live your life being so full of shit?….maybe a David Attenborough special would help.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Clyde
    @Corvinus


    Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting.......
     
    It is you who are boring, uninteresting, predictable too. Run along and vote Biden-Harris, you know you will.
    , @Rob
    @Corvinus

    Corvy, do have cable? Ever watch new news? CNN or MSNBC? The Trump-Putin conspiracy theory has had a lot of air time over the past few years.

    There was a Special Counsel, Muller, who investigated it for maybe 18 months? He indicted several Russian meme-men, and caught a couple of Americans in process crimes. He issued a report, and Congress asked him questions...

    I seem to recall you coming around to ask Steve what he thought about the ongoing investigation a bunch.

    Steve is not actually an equal counterweight to the mass media, though it seems that way. His niche is in seeing things studiously ignored by mainstream media. You see, the fact that a story is on tv every night usually means Steve won’t cover it.

    Glad I could help.

    If seeing the DNC pull the same ‘ZMG!1!, Russia is helping Bernie in the primary!1! ‘ did not convince you that Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times, I don’t know what to tell you. Besides, can you imagine Trump being a cahoots with someone, and not talking about it?

    Replies: @Corvinus

  96. @Anon
    @LemmusLemmus

    You're a little naive. You're under the impression that the blacks they're moving are paying for their own housing. They're not. These are blacks on Section 8 welfare. Whites are paying for the blacks' housing, so whites have every right to move blacks away if whites want it.

    Basic Rule of Life: People who don't pay have no say. Only ask your kid what he wants for dinner if he's buying.

    Replies: @Muggles

    >>Basic Rule of Life: People who don’t pay have no say. Only ask your kid what he wants for dinner if he’s buying.<<

    Charming thought, but naive. That only applies to the private sector.

    For things paid for with extorted tax funds, not so.

    That unfortunate reality is the basis of all modern politics. It's why we spend trillions to fight wars in places almost no one can locate on a map, and why in NYC the homeless are now ensconced in luxury hotels on the upper West Side, paying nothing themselves.

    It is akin to the Godfather handing out "free" turkeys at Christmas.

  97. @Anon7
    Mixing groups that are immiscible and hypergolic is one of the hallmarks of our era.

    I agree with the pundits who have said that if poor whites and poor blacks just sat down and talked, they would discover that they had been crushed by the same basic plan.

    Destroy their religions and cultural traditions, tell the women their men are trash and a government check is the best support for a "family", take the jobs away from the men, provide deadly drugs to ease the real and psychological pain - this is the story of both poor blacks and poor whites in America in the past three generations.

    The two groups should live apart, but vote the same - demand that their real concerns be addressed. Actually, by emphasizing employment, removing drugs and encouraging a return to traditions, Trump has a good plan.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Seven, thank you and now quickly to find the definition of “immiscible” and “hypergolic.” But, I love to learn. And nice comment.

  98. I wonder if all those “fefugees” helped cities and states with their “we have diversity” HUD grants and what happens when they stop showing up? Then where will cities and others get their diversity from?

  99. @Tom Verso
    Actually you are late to the table with your 'conspiracy theory' of urban ethnic neighborhood manipulation by oligarchical elites. And, Obama et al were rookies in the game of ethnic manipulation in the name of Urban Renewal.

    E. Michal Jones wrote a 600 page book on the subject back in 2004. See:


    "The Slaughter of Cities
    ... Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing."

     

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Anonymous, @Kronos

    Both “The Slaughter of Cities” and Sailer’s “Half-Blood Prince” book are very complementary. (Paul Kersey book on Chicago as well.)

  100. Catherine Austin Fitts says Minnesota fits the theory, Steve. See the 22:30 mark –

  101. Chicago got through the Crack Era 30 years ago without NY or LA levels of killing, but in recent years it appears to have been plagued by the discombobulation of gang relations caused by the demolitions of the housing projects.

    Homicide per capita in Chicago from 1985-1994 was slightly higher than Los Angeles and New York.

    See Figure 2–3. Mean Annual Homicide Rates for 77 Largest U.S. Cities, 1985–1994 in this link.

    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/167262-1.pdf

    Chicago gangs are now much more discombobulated than they were in the 1980’s and 1990’s adopting a clique gang culture as opposed to the large gang nation culture of previous decades. Chicago cliques are still affiliated with larger gang nations, but the strict hierarchal structure is largely gone so that cliques in the same nation often fight, but cliques within your gang or your nation are still preferable to cliques and gangs in the other nation. The gang nations of Los Angeles are The Crips and The Bloods. In Chicago, they are The People and The Folk.

    New York City never has had a gang nation culture like Chicago and Los Angeles, but one more based on local cliques or crews.

    The destruction of the housing projects contributed to decline of hierarchical gang culture in Chicago, but I think the bigger causes were the imprisonment of any upper level gang leaders which destroyed the hierarchy. Technology is also a major driver. “Holding a corner” and controlling territory means less when drug deals are done by text. Holding a corner is just a set up for arrest.

    Mexican drug cartels are now much more vertically integrated so that the cartels in Mexico have greater control of distribution in Chicago and the Midwest.

    The sad thing is that the cliques still kill one another, just not as much over drugs. The shootings are increasingly over personal beefs, girls and social media drama. Basically, the gang bangers in Chicago want to kill each other and they don’t need the drug trade to justify their violence.

    • Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @Clifford Brown

    That
    Mexican actor who has played so many cool lowlife parts,Danny Trejo,says Mexican gangs are hardliners. You're told what to do,if you dont,you die,and all your amigos accept that.
    Blacks are much more anarchic,as can be seen by the endless shootouts.
    Mexicans are more effective. Blacks more volatile.

  102. @Dan Hayes
    @fnn

    fnn,

    Thanks for keeping us abreast of current Irish political lunacy - a signal service of UR made possible by the generosity of Ron, its benevolent overseer.

    BTW, note the plenitude of construction cranes in the Dublin background. Cranes of those numbers were last seen just before the demise of the Celtic Tiger of unlamented memory! Will financial history repeat? Hold on tight as we may soon find out!

    Replies: @Clyde, @YetAnotherAnon

    As long as Ireland can get away with its 12.5% corporation tax and European multinationals want to minimise taxes, the cranes will be there in the centre.

    Residential housing is a different matter, I remember the post-2008 collapse and all those half-built estates.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I agree with you regarding the 12.5% corporation tax. But as you are aware, tax equalization has been a long-term EU project. If that occurs, it will be all over for the resuscitated Celtic Tiger!

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  103. @Corvinus
    My conspiracy theory is that the Trump Administration was a giant outgrowth of a successful conspiracy by a cast of characters such as Putin, Klimnik, Manafort, and Prince, to reshape the Middle East and acquire mammon along the way.

    So far, extraordinarily few alleged professional pattern recognizers have shown much interest at all in the machinations behind the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s almost as if Trump remains a relatively young and well-connected enough of a personage to discourage much inquiry into his emergence into the recent political scene. But my conspiracy theory is plausible.

    Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting, despite all the ironic light it shines on the Trump Administration.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Sailer!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Clyde, @Rob

    Corvi, breathe deep and relax. Trump garnered a lot of his votes from people such as me who hated the entrenched politicians. No conspiracy needed. My only problem is that in four years the repubs couldn’t find a viable candidate to take over from the place holder Trump. Oh, and I loathe cuomo,biden,harris,schumer,pelosi,graham,mcconell et al.

  104. The downside has been that these population transfers of underclass blacks appear to be one of the causes for the fairly high levels of black murderousness in Chicago over the last decade. Chicago got through the Crack Era 30 years ago without NY or LA levels of killing, but in recent years it appears to have been plagued by the discombobulation of gang relations caused by the demolitions of the housing projects.

    What’s your confounding variable? The median homicide rates in Chicago (per 100,000) was for these multiyear segments as follows (the rate tends to move in a stepwise fashion):

    1975-78: 26.0
    1979-81: 28.9
    1982-89: 23.5
    1990-94: 32.9
    1997/98: 26.5
    1999-2003: 22.0
    2004-15: 15.9
    2016-18: 24.1

    I’m not seeing how this supports your these. (Also, IIRC, the homicide rate in NYC ca. 1990 bounced around about 27 per 100,000; Chicago was worse).

  105. @Corvinus
    My conspiracy theory is that the Trump Administration was a giant outgrowth of a successful conspiracy by a cast of characters such as Putin, Klimnik, Manafort, and Prince, to reshape the Middle East and acquire mammon along the way.

    So far, extraordinarily few alleged professional pattern recognizers have shown much interest at all in the machinations behind the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s almost as if Trump remains a relatively young and well-connected enough of a personage to discourage much inquiry into his emergence into the recent political scene. But my conspiracy theory is plausible.

    Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting, despite all the ironic light it shines on the Trump Administration.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Sailer!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Clyde, @Rob

    The fascinating thing about you…..how do you live your life being so full of shit?….maybe a David Attenborough special would help.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @tyrone


    The fascinating thing about you…..how do you live your life being so full of shit?
     
    Be nice, please.
  106. @Gman
    Does anybody know what neighborhood in Chicago the video is in?

    Replies: @Clifford Brown

    I believe it is the Near West Side near UIC. An area that used to be much more Black, but also home to various White ethnics, including Little Italy and Greektown (which still exist in theory). Mayor Daley and UIC bulldozed the low rent Maxwell Street area which was home to the honky tonk Maxwell Street Market.

    The buildings that replaced Maxwell Street are pretty generic and seem cut off from the urban fabric. I think it was a poorly executed project. They could have built some new buildings but kept some of the feel of the old neighborhood. Instead, it feels like a generic neighborhood dropped from the sky.

    Maxwell Street was a trip. A total dump, but a trip nevertheless. Good place to get a deal on hubcaps of questionable provenance.

  107. Water balloons filled with acrylic house paint, lobbed from the balconies, would disperse that crowd pretty quickly.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @ThreeCranes


    Water balloons filled with acrylic house paint, lobbed from the balconies, would disperse that crowd pretty quickly.
     
    And make them true people of color.
  108. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @ Steve: "few historians have shown interest in the rise of Barack Obama"

    I knew a few people who were law students with Obama at HLS. They told me, long before 2008, that:

    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he's black and he never shuts up; and because he's black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and

    b). He's going to become the president: he checks all the right boxes, and he has all the right backers.

    No one goes to Harvard just to write the perfect dissertation on Wordsworth. You go to Harvard, because you have your reasons.

    Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost, @Kronos

    This is likely the most comprehensive biography on Obama so far:

    I’ve read this and Steve’s “Half-Blood Prince” book and both overlap on issues retaining to Obama’s political career and maneuvering toward different demographic coalitions. Garrow is an old school New Dealer and self-described socialist who’s MLK’s main biographer. (He got in deep sh!t for confirming a rape allegation against MLK that was recorded by the FBI from Hoover’s spy program.) He actually started the first chapter on the plight of steel workers in Chicago during the 1980s. That these high paying jobs were getting destroyed and private financial entities were asset stripping everything. Overall, I think Garrow acquired some minor contempt for Obama. That the civil rights struggle he painstakingly documented in previous books has degraded into identity politics capitalism. It’s something that Obama (and his political rise) so much embodies. (It’s a very professional book and people certainly don’t write them like this anymore.)

    I have no doubt that Garrow read Steve’s book. Garrow laments in various passages on how many journalists/historians have just bumbled so badly about writing on Obama. There are a few subtle tip-of-the-hat sentences that can only be shown as respect for Sailer. (In your book intro Steve, you commented that your work might prove useful to historians, it did.)

    Garrow’s documentation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s black nationalism and Michelle Robinson’s (Mrs. Obama) political family ties are too hot for most writers to document. Not to mention the shady political dealings of Chicago in general and especially in regards to race.

    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he’s black and he never shuts up; and because he’s black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and

    In the book it was commonly referred to as the “Obama-meter.” But keep in mind many people (both students and professors alike) were mesmerized by his verbal prose and cognitive ability. Many fellow students believed he’d become the first black US president for very good reasons. If anything bad ever happened to him while at Harvard (like a cocaine overdose) it would’ve been half mast for the rest of the month.

    Obama stood out like a sore thumb compared to other African American students that solely made it to Harvard based on affirmative action.

    • Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @Kronos

    Did it mention his gay stuff?

    Replies: @Kronos

    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Kronos

    That's a good, even-handed view that you have.

    It is a fighting fawce of extwadinawy magnitude. You have our gwatitude.

    Seriously though, it's more likely that you are saner on the subject than I am.

    I have a bit of a cross-eyed perspective on the whole thing, because I lived in that intriguing, problematical culture, and sucked up many of its problems and its biases. We have a lot of problems in this country because that culture has so much influence; and even though it is, to be honest, intellectually impressive and in some ways culturally superior, it also has blind spots and self-indulgent tendencies that cause us all a lot of trouble in the public sphere. Obama a is just one example.

    There is the world of people who compile honest sober fact-based analysis, as your author seems to do; and then there is the romanticized, self-involved inner world of the people who remember the ludicrous Edgar Guest Memorial Poetry Section on the column at Tommy's Lunch. "Edmund Husserl did this to my brain in just 250 incomprehensible pages." There are people in the world who remember that and think that's funny. There's a sort of Venn diagram intersection of people who do both, but it is a cultural problem.

    Give you an example. One fine day in the 1980s I was walking down the street in Cambridge, and I stopped at a corner for the traffic light. Up to the corner came a nice convertible, driven by a middle-aged woman whom I had never seen before in my life. I happened to notice the car had a vanity license plate that read, "CHU TEH". I called out to the driver, "Professor G! I liked your book about the People's Liberation Army!" She said, "How did you know who I am?" I said, "C'mon, who else would have the license plate Chu Teh?" She laughed and said, "Fine, you got me."

    Now that is a fun world, but it's also a weird world, and also one that is probably wrapped too tightly around itself. People should think twice before they let a whole city of people like that be in charge of things.

    Replies: @Charlesz Martel

    , @Kronos
    @Kronos


    In the book it was commonly referred to as the “Obama-meter.”
     
    My bad, it was “Obamanometer.”

    [In time it became a competitive game, one played at many law schools over multiple generations, and often called “turkey bingo,” in which irritated classmates wager a few dollars on how long different gunners would exchange comments with the professor. Section III named its contest “The Obamanometer,” Greg Sater recalled, for it measured “how long he could talk.” But Sater explained how there “was a great feeling of relief to all of us whenever he would raise his hand because that would take time off the clock and would lower the chances of us being called upon.”]

    https://youtu.be/lE1ImIZpn_w

    Many students were fed up with Obama’s diplomatic (yet very combative) long-winded discussion style with professors but he was superb at it. I re-reviewed that chapter and recalled how many black students couldn’t handle “The Paper Chase” atmosphere and Obama was their top gun ace.

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oCMUvwLDSBM/T3YJzg2t6uI/AAAAAAAAAcY/94xxpyUnEpk/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/Barack+Obama+Cowboy+Hat.jpg

  109. @Kronos
    @Not Only Wrathful

    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the WASP power structures in the urban areas.

    https://youtu.be/-4IletJ7-Tw

    WASPs (mainly northern WASPs) viewed blacks as easy to manage and the idea that IQ was essentially a byproduct of environment was wildly popular even in the 1930s-1940s. (Probably the biggest blunder eugenicists made was losing out to Rockefeller/Ford Foundation office politics to Behavioralists.)

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs. It sounds utterly absurd now (especially on a HBD blog) but many urban elites once (truly) believed the state could surpass the family in raising children in IQ and moral character. Imagine that with enough education money a black orphanage could become an Einstein factory. There were fears by Behavioralist WASPs that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good. (Oh, the fear of non-existent threats! Oh the irony!)

    https://youtu.be/WNxiX7hlUdo

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs. Remember, Behavioralists believed environment was paramount. They couldn’t alter Catholics into real Americans (support birth control) due to the insular nature of the Catholic Church/parish schools.

    The E. Michael Jones book “The Slaughter of Cities” really made this staple of “scientific-faith” very clear in political implementation. Why WASP dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (WASP morality was already infused into secular public schools.)

    If you ever read the Supreme Court’s “Brown v. Board of Education” decision (it’s 9 pages) it’s really a Behavioralist screed. Any calls for equal or more funding for black schools over white schools have their basis in old Behavioralist thought. It’s also why they thought racial school busing would later work.

    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=87&page=transcript

    Anyway, you can guess how this saga of hubris ended.

    https://youtu.be/p66AWyzFIec

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt

    You failed to mention one major aspect of it: it was REPUBLICAN mayors in Philly and Detroit (yes, in the 1950s) who got the ball rolling. They sought to destroy blacks’ neighborhoods and “rebuild” them, but never with enough housing to replace all that was destroyed. displaced Poor blacks would then enter white ethnic neighborhoods, the only places they could also afford, and crime would gradually flip the area. By this process was the entirety of Detroit transitioned, and all but South Philly and the Northeast part of the city.

    The idea, I guess, was that breaking up ethnic strongholds would prevent the rise of Catholic ethnics to power in those two cities as had happened in New York and Boston, where the Irish and Italians quickly got a lock on city hall. They did succeed: there were three Catholic mayors of Detroit before all the rest were black politicians, and Philly went mostly black-ruled starting with Wilson Goode in the 80s, only 20 years after its first Catholic Mayor in the 60s.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @TomSchmidt

    Well yes, they were WASP Republicans. Believe it or not the WASP coasts were traditionally Republican. New York, Oregon, you name it. Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S. Party names like “Republican” or “Democrat” are far less useful compared to geography (North, South) or intellectual tradition. After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise versa and is very interesting. You had people like Mayor Linsey who made the switch.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party after decapitating the old leadership (poor JFK) and both respective parties are really just divided on social issues. One group wants to live a spicy lifestyle and other not so much. Which is big reason why economic issues are barely discussed and replaced with those relating to race and culture.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @TomSchmidt

    , @Hibernian
    @TomSchmidt

    The last Republican mayor of Philadelphia left office in the very early 1950s. The two Democratic mayors who followed were WASP reformers, then the second of them was replaced by the Catholic mayor you mentioned. Philadelphia, up to the 1951 mayoral election, was unique among large Northeastern or Midwestern cities in having a Republican machine which dominated the way Democrats dominate in Chicago. Other cities such as Baltimore and St. Louis had the occasional Republican mayor. Chicago alternated between Republicans and Democrats from about 1890-1931, then the present era of Machine domination began. A Jewish Republican, Bernard Epton, almost became mayor of Chicago in 1983 in a campaign largely based on race; however, Harold Washington, a Democratic congressman, became the first Black mayor of Chicago. (We're now on our third.)

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

  110. @TomSchmidt
    @El Dato


    For these to work as enablers for poor blacks, there need to be concentration camp levels of behavioural control. “Polite Society” will not accept that.
     
    Not true at all. I refer you to this document, actually on the HUD website, about the theories of defensible space. They've actually worked in my neighborhood with the required housing.
    https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/def.pdf

    If you build your housing projects cheap and without regard to the people who live inthem, they become spaces not controlled or controllable by the majority of people, who aren't criminals in ANY population. Of course, the dysfunction and disorder are probably not a bug, but a feature: they lead to neighborhood turnover that makes formerly white housing available at a low price for blacks, and they also lead to white flight, driving real estate commissions for a while, and mortgage interest for banks. NY State also gets a cut, as it has a 1% mortgage tax.

    Please read this excerpt, if nothing else:


    The plaintiffs in the case, the Justice Department and the Yonkers chapter of the NAACP, also had problems with our decision to limit ourselves to row houses. The Justice Department attorney in the case wanted to put 200 units in 2 highrise towers on the largest site. Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options. When management is then unable to attract new market-rate tenants to replace the old, they have no option but to accept low-income tenants with Section 8 cer­ tificates (Section 8 is HUD’s rent subsidy program) to fill the vacant units.

    The end result would be a 200-unit low-income, highrise project located within a middle-income community composed of single-family houses. This would virtually guarantee destabilization. In fact, it would replicate the situation in southwest Yonkers that led to the case to begin with. The entire rationale for the court decision would then be undermined. For what would be the purpose of enabling low-income families to enjoy the benefits of living in a middle-income community if that community then quickly turned into a low-income community?

    The attorney for the Justice Department said that my argument was falla­ cious: The issue was not the nature of the host community but the exclu­ sion of public housing residents from an area that should have been open to them. The NAACP attorney said that my arguments reflected the racist attitudes of Yonkers residents—attitudes that had produced the case in the first place. He, for one, had no problem with the entire 200 units turning into a low-income project, and if the surrounding community then wished to leave, so be it. The Justice Department attorney reasoned that the decline of the community would just make available additional lower cost housing for his client group.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Prof. Woland, @anonymous

    Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options.

    Minoru Yamasaki’s original design for Pruitt-Igoe in St Louis was similar to this. But the city’s housing authority told him to tear it up and do 100% high-rise. I doubt Yamasaki’s vision was as nefarious as the NAACP’s; he grew up in Seattle where such a plan would have been benign.

    But what did the housing authority know? I’d always assumed they were just being cheapskates, but now you have me wondering…

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Reg Cæsar

    When the system broke in the Depression, we might have had a hard turn into fascism, or National or International Socialism. It frankly scared the bejesus out of the ruling class. One writer I follow suggests that the whole building of suburbia was a kind of project to create jobs for people so that mass unemployment would not lead to social strife. And then there was the creation of what David Graeber calls Bullshit Jobs (quintessential example: cold-caller) to absorb people's time and keep them away from seeing how life has been made miserable by the elites.

    That system is breaking down. The easy land for suburbs has been consumed, and driving 60 miles to get to work only works when oil is cheap to do so. Even so, it has been the dominant paradigm for the USA for a long time, and there are plenty of people who "wet their beaks" from real estate "development." You can be sure that not a few of them delight in neighborhood-destroying social chaos introduced by harsh, filing-cabinet housing projects.

  111. @HammerJack
    Mgtow types say never let a woman into your house. I say never let a lesbian into your house. Even if you are a lesbian yourself.

    https://mol.im/a/8655093

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Russell and Gladstone!

  112. @Clifford Brown

    Chicago got through the Crack Era 30 years ago without NY or LA levels of killing, but in recent years it appears to have been plagued by the discombobulation of gang relations caused by the demolitions of the housing projects.
     
    Homicide per capita in Chicago from 1985-1994 was slightly higher than Los Angeles and New York.

    See Figure 2–3. Mean Annual Homicide Rates for 77 Largest U.S. Cities, 1985–1994 in this link.

    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/167262-1.pdf

    Chicago gangs are now much more discombobulated than they were in the 1980's and 1990's adopting a clique gang culture as opposed to the large gang nation culture of previous decades. Chicago cliques are still affiliated with larger gang nations, but the strict hierarchal structure is largely gone so that cliques in the same nation often fight, but cliques within your gang or your nation are still preferable to cliques and gangs in the other nation. The gang nations of Los Angeles are The Crips and The Bloods. In Chicago, they are The People and The Folk.

    New York City never has had a gang nation culture like Chicago and Los Angeles, but one more based on local cliques or crews.

    The destruction of the housing projects contributed to decline of hierarchical gang culture in Chicago, but I think the bigger causes were the imprisonment of any upper level gang leaders which destroyed the hierarchy. Technology is also a major driver. "Holding a corner" and controlling territory means less when drug deals are done by text. Holding a corner is just a set up for arrest.

    Mexican drug cartels are now much more vertically integrated so that the cartels in Mexico have greater control of distribution in Chicago and the Midwest.

    The sad thing is that the cliques still kill one another, just not as much over drugs. The shootings are increasingly over personal beefs, girls and social media drama. Basically, the gang bangers in Chicago want to kill each other and they don't need the drug trade to justify their violence.

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    That
    Mexican actor who has played so many cool lowlife parts,Danny Trejo,says Mexican gangs are hardliners. You’re told what to do,if you dont,you die,and all your amigos accept that.
    Blacks are much more anarchic,as can be seen by the endless shootouts.
    Mexicans are more effective. Blacks more volatile.

  113. @Anonymous
    Steve, you neglect the fact that not too long ago, a 70 or 80 years ago, in fact, the city of Detroit was the damned wealthiest spot on the face of the earth - generating the highest productive value added wealth per acre, and as is always the case, this wealth generator manifested itself in incomes and the opulence of fixed assets, buildings infrastructure etc.
    What if Detroit had continued on that futuristic growth trajectory? What would the state of the city be now? Surely it would rank in terms of wealth, influence 'soft power' , if not population etc, as one of the worlds premier tier metropolises.

    Of course, enormous vested interests *wanted* Detroit to succeed and beat out the world - all I can say is that the forces arrayed against them - the fruition of the actual practice of Darwinism on behaviors over millennia in particular situations - were and are vastly powerful and overwhelming than they can ever hope to be. Very very hard for me to write this, as it goes against everything I think, but this is a particular instance of 'wealth of Mammon be damned'.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Southern blacks were invited to Detroit to man the positions that would have gone to immigrants without the 1921 and 1924 (moderately) restrictionist acts. So while these acts were in general a good idea, they did have their downside.

    Southern whites came as well, but I think they were mostly from the mountainous zones and, while still seen as troublesome by the locals, were far less so than the blacks and mostly ignored. (Their kids had to be taught to speak properly, though. Ironically, the one Michigan educational-TV episode I saw for this purpose taught the kids to pronounce the H in WH- words– which is far less common in the Midwest than in the South.)

    The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed. From 40% to almost 60% in Mississippi and South Carolina, although some of that is snowbirds.

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
    @Reg Cæsar


    "Southern blacks were invited to Detroit..."
     
    I don't think all that many invitations were extended. But, there were some invitations and some came from important people. None more important than Henry Ford himself.
    , @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ So while these acts were in general a good idea”

    “The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed.”

    The 1924 act ended the era of rapidly increasing white population share of the US population, so if you want a higher white share, then it wasn’t a good idea.

    The 1924 Act also decreased the white share of the world population by (1) increasing WWII casualties due to more canon fodder and more civilians in the war zone (2) keeping europeans in Europe rather than cheap family formation USA (3) decreasing northern white fertility due to the Great Migration related neighborhood destruction.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar


    Their kids had to be taught to speak properly, though.
     
    I grew up with some transplanted Southern kids in Davenport IA. Some of them had distinctive accents, but any grammatical errors were minor and no different from what you'd hear from transplanted rural Midwesterners. (Who were numerous since their previous homes were only a stone's throw away.
  114. Lots of conspiracy theories with Chicago politicians and developers are true and boring.

    Ten years ago, when the market was down, Penny Pritzker illegally took a few hundred million dollars from seniors in Palo Alto and sent it to Chicago where they needed the cash.

    The market went up, so it was all swept under the rug.

    Had the market not gone up it would have been a big scandal.

    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Palo-Alto-care-home-accused-of-keeping-fees-5253611.php

    • Replies: @wren
    @wren

    I should add that that the lawsuit against Pritzker by the Stanford Nobel Laureate was tossed out by an Obama-appointed judge.

  115. I lived in Hyde Park (Obama’s old district) in Chicago for a few weeks in the summer of 2004, when Obama ran for his Senate seat. The seat had previously been held by Peter Fitzgerald, a conservative Republican, who chose not to run. It’s plausible that Jack Ryan, the telegenic Republican primary winner, might have held the seat if his sealed divorce records hadn’t been unsealed. Pretty miserable politics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician)#Campaign_demise

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @For what it's worth

    Not many divorces involve anything like this.

    https://scifanatic-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/7of9_s4c.jpg

    Unseal that all you want.

    That Jack Ryan had that at home and he wanted her to go to swinger clubs with him proved his unfitness for higher office.

    Replies: @For what it's worth, @Jim Don Bob

  116. @wren
    Lots of conspiracy theories with Chicago politicians and developers are true and boring.

    Ten years ago, when the market was down, Penny Pritzker illegally took a few hundred million dollars from seniors in Palo Alto and sent it to Chicago where they needed the cash.

    The market went up, so it was all swept under the rug.

    Had the market not gone up it would have been a big scandal.

    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Palo-Alto-care-home-accused-of-keeping-fees-5253611.php

    Replies: @wren

    I should add that that the lawsuit against Pritzker by the Stanford Nobel Laureate was tossed out by an Obama-appointed judge.

  117. @TomSchmidt
    @Kronos

    You failed to mention one major aspect of it: it was REPUBLICAN mayors in Philly and Detroit (yes, in the 1950s) who got the ball rolling. They sought to destroy blacks' neighborhoods and "rebuild" them, but never with enough housing to replace all that was destroyed. displaced Poor blacks would then enter white ethnic neighborhoods, the only places they could also afford, and crime would gradually flip the area. By this process was the entirety of Detroit transitioned, and all but South Philly and the Northeast part of the city.

    The idea, I guess, was that breaking up ethnic strongholds would prevent the rise of Catholic ethnics to power in those two cities as had happened in New York and Boston, where the Irish and Italians quickly got a lock on city hall. They did succeed: there were three Catholic mayors of Detroit before all the rest were black politicians, and Philly went mostly black-ruled starting with Wilson Goode in the 80s, only 20 years after its first Catholic Mayor in the 60s.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hibernian

    Well yes, they were WASP Republicans. Believe it or not the WASP coasts were traditionally Republican. New York, Oregon, you name it. Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S. Party names like “Republican” or “Democrat” are far less useful compared to geography (North, South) or intellectual tradition. After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise versa and is very interesting. You had people like Mayor Linsey who made the switch.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party after decapitating the old leadership (poor JFK) and both respective parties are really just divided on social issues. One group wants to live a spicy lifestyle and other not so much. Which is big reason why economic issues are barely discussed and replaced with those relating to race and culture.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.
     
    Not only his class. Poor northern New Englanders and upstate appleknockers, and plenty of Pennsylvanians and Jerseymen, saw him as a traitor to their interests and identity.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S.
     
    No, it isn't. The GOP has been remarkably consistent for the past 165 years-- the black man should be free, but after that, he's on his own. As is everybody else.

    If there is a difference between Lincoln and modern Republicans, it is that the latter are notably less racist. The only 20th-century politician who sponsored legislation to "send 'em back to Africa" was Theodore Bilbo, a Democrat.

    After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise [sic] versa...
     
    Balderdash. Democrats did not change; they just switched sides, as a football team does at the quarter. Same game plan; different direction.

    When the Democrats' traditional race obsession turned against them, Southerners were suddenly Johnny-come-lately libertarians, calling for the freedom of association they'd long opposed, and voting for the likes of Barry Goldwater. His best counties had 20 years earlier been FDR's. That's awfully quick to go from socialism to anarchism.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party...
     
    Yeah, right... Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama...

    You have an awfully expansive definition of "northern WASP"!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hibernian

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Kronos

    Fascinating in this regard to look at the map of the 1976 election. Ford won MI and IL, and NJ and CT, and Carter won the solid South, every state EXCEPT VA. Excepting Hawaii, the only state west of the 100th parallel to vote for Carter was Texas.

    https://www.270towin.com/1976_Election/

  118. anonymous[338] • Disclaimer says:

    Here’s a question that kinds of answers itself: Are the neighborhoods where BLM/antifa have been holding their little get-togethers majority Republican? If so, this indicates coordination between the Democratic party and BLM/antifa. I doubt very much that the Dems would want to tick off the residents of a solidly Democratic area.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    CHAZ was in a gay neighborhood in downtown Seattle.

  119. @Corvinus
    My conspiracy theory is that the Trump Administration was a giant outgrowth of a successful conspiracy by a cast of characters such as Putin, Klimnik, Manafort, and Prince, to reshape the Middle East and acquire mammon along the way.

    So far, extraordinarily few alleged professional pattern recognizers have shown much interest at all in the machinations behind the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s almost as if Trump remains a relatively young and well-connected enough of a personage to discourage much inquiry into his emergence into the recent political scene. But my conspiracy theory is plausible.

    Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting, despite all the ironic light it shines on the Trump Administration.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Sailer!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Clyde, @Rob

    Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting…….

    It is you who are boring, uninteresting, predictable too. Run along and vote Biden-Harris, you know you will.

  120. @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    Southern blacks were invited to Detroit to man the positions that would have gone to immigrants without the 1921 and 1924 (moderately) restrictionist acts. So while these acts were in general a good idea, they did have their downside.

    Southern whites came as well, but I think they were mostly from the mountainous zones and, while still seen as troublesome by the locals, were far less so than the blacks and mostly ignored. (Their kids had to be taught to speak properly, though. Ironically, the one Michigan educational-TV episode I saw for this purpose taught the kids to pronounce the H in WH- words-- which is far less common in the Midwest than in the South.)

    The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed. From 40% to almost 60% in Mississippi and South Carolina, although some of that is snowbirds.

    Replies: @PV van der Byl, @Lot, @Hibernian

    “Southern blacks were invited to Detroit…”

    I don’t think all that many invitations were extended. But, there were some invitations and some came from important people. None more important than Henry Ford himself.

  121. @Kronos
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    This is likely the most comprehensive biography on Obama so far:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Star-Making-Barack-Obama/dp/0062641832

    I’ve read this and Steve’s “Half-Blood Prince” book and both overlap on issues retaining to Obama’s political career and maneuvering toward different demographic coalitions. Garrow is an old school New Dealer and self-described socialist who’s MLK’s main biographer. (He got in deep sh!t for confirming a rape allegation against MLK that was recorded by the FBI from Hoover’s spy program.) He actually started the first chapter on the plight of steel workers in Chicago during the 1980s. That these high paying jobs were getting destroyed and private financial entities were asset stripping everything. Overall, I think Garrow acquired some minor contempt for Obama. That the civil rights struggle he painstakingly documented in previous books has degraded into identity politics capitalism. It’s something that Obama (and his political rise) so much embodies. (It’s a very professional book and people certainly don’t write them like this anymore.)

    I have no doubt that Garrow read Steve’s book. Garrow laments in various passages on how many journalists/historians have just bumbled so badly about writing on Obama. There are a few subtle tip-of-the-hat sentences that can only be shown as respect for Sailer. (In your book intro Steve, you commented that your work might prove useful to historians, it did.)

    Garrow’s documentation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s black nationalism and Michelle Robinson’s (Mrs. Obama) political family ties are too hot for most writers to document. Not to mention the shady political dealings of Chicago in general and especially in regards to race.


    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he’s black and he never shuts up; and because he’s black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and
     
    In the book it was commonly referred to as the “Obama-meter.” But keep in mind many people (both students and professors alike) were mesmerized by his verbal prose and cognitive ability. Many fellow students believed he’d become the first black US president for very good reasons. If anything bad ever happened to him while at Harvard (like a cocaine overdose) it would’ve been half mast for the rest of the month.

    https://youtu.be/MSV_GSIs9Qk

    Obama stood out like a sore thumb compared to other African American students that solely made it to Harvard based on affirmative action.

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Kronos

    Did it mention his gay stuff?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    No, just a thorough background of all his girlfriends from college until he met Michelle Obama. (But growing up in Indonesia his mother had a cross-dressing servant that stole/tried her lipstick while babysitting Barry.)

    In terms of dating his relationship with women are pretty boring. (Bill Clinton is still “the first black president” in that regard.)

    https://uberbuttons.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Bill-Clinton-Sax-300x169.jpg

    This was actually one of Obama’s biggest assets as campaigning either as a “black politician” or “a politician that just so happens to be black.” There was never an underground pimp connection with brothels or hooker meetups often associated with black politicians. Regardless if Hillary or Romney were trying to find dirt on Obama the extramarital affair angle was bone dry. Any lies wouldn’t even stick in that regard. The “birther” smear came about because Obama’s first publisher of “Dreams From My Father” in 1995 thought the book would sell better if Obama stated he was born in Kenya, which was in the very first editions on the back cover and discovered by Clinton snoops. (The Garrow book never covered that segment unfortunately and doesn’t cover Harold Washington’s cross dressing either. I guess Garrow understood Washington was an corrupt and ineffective Chicago Mayor but plays the first black mayor angle as very inspirational in itself.) [Sorry, I sidetracked.]

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/89/MirthGirth.gif


    One morning Jim Reynolds introduced Barack to Andy Davis, a major figure at the Chicago Stock Exchange whose office was in the same building as Loop Capital. Barack asked if he could call Davis, which he did the next day, and Davis agreed to meet Barack for breakfast. Barack explained his interest in running for the Senate, and when Davis asked, “What would it take for you to be a U.S. Senator?” Barack had an immediate answer: “Five million dollars. If I get $5 million I can win.” Davis had one crucial question. Explaining, “I’m sick of dealing with guys who I’m going to be embarrassed by later,” Davis bluntly asked Barack: “Are there going to be any bimbo eruptions?” “Absolutely not,” Barack said. “There will be no bimbo eruptions. There’s Michelle and that’s it.” Davis agreed to join Barack’s finance committee and promised to raise $75,000 in the months ahead.58
     
    Obama seems like a beta male with a few alpha traits. One of those very few black VIPs that are far more career focused than anything else. I imagine working with high ability, highly professional blacks are a much more pleasant and rewarding experience than let’s say Tupac, but they often get bossed around by their women quite a bit.

    https://youtu.be/r71jfwlTemw

    Throughout the book Michelle was kinda depicted as a “man-eater” in her dating years with other men and quite bossy/aggressive. I recall that from an interview in the book with her brother (Perfect Craig!) Craig Robinson. Who thought Obama was great for Michelle but thought his right hand basketball follow up was weak (Obama is left-handed.)

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @utu

  122. Daley received criticism when family, personal friends, and political allies disproportionately benefited from city contracting. He took office in a city with regular annual budget surpluses and left the city with massive structural deficits. His budgets ran up the largest deficits in Chicago history. A national leader in privatization, he temporarily reduced budgetary shortfalls by leasing and selling public assets to private corporations, but this practice removed future sources of revenue…

    Public subsidy private profit. AKA selling off the family silver. Not his actual family obviously.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Sean


    AKA selling off the family silver.
     
    Could you explain what you mean by this? Is it a saying?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gordo

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Sean

    Daley leased Chicago's parking meters for 75 years to a private company in 2006 to cover budget and pension shortfalls.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/2/21348711/chicago-parking-meters-75-year-lease

    sell the family silver

    part with a valuable resource in order to gain an immediate advantage

    In 1985, the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan made a speech to the Tory Reform Group on the subject of privatization (the selling off of nationalized industries to private companies). He likened it to the selling of heirlooms by impoverished aristocratic families : First of all the Georgian silver goes…..

    Replies: @Art Deco

  123. @Buffalo Joe
    @RichardTaylor

    Richard, I am so disappointed in what I saw Seth Smith's mother say on her Twitter Account. She would probably bring out lemonade and cookies.

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    Interesting to note the other Seth’s parents also spoke out. They hired a PI to investigate his murder. The PI said it was not random. The parents suddenly fired the PI and demanded all questioning be stopped.

  124. @fnn
    Antifa chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" in Dublin (Ireland) yesterday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSBQqYUP01c

    Replies: @Redman, @Dan Hayes, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    I do not want to see Irishmen join this filthy pig antifa. That is a recipe for some bad stuff. They should channel their emotions to nationalism,baby!!

  125. @TomSchmidt
    @Kronos

    You failed to mention one major aspect of it: it was REPUBLICAN mayors in Philly and Detroit (yes, in the 1950s) who got the ball rolling. They sought to destroy blacks' neighborhoods and "rebuild" them, but never with enough housing to replace all that was destroyed. displaced Poor blacks would then enter white ethnic neighborhoods, the only places they could also afford, and crime would gradually flip the area. By this process was the entirety of Detroit transitioned, and all but South Philly and the Northeast part of the city.

    The idea, I guess, was that breaking up ethnic strongholds would prevent the rise of Catholic ethnics to power in those two cities as had happened in New York and Boston, where the Irish and Italians quickly got a lock on city hall. They did succeed: there were three Catholic mayors of Detroit before all the rest were black politicians, and Philly went mostly black-ruled starting with Wilson Goode in the 80s, only 20 years after its first Catholic Mayor in the 60s.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hibernian

    The last Republican mayor of Philadelphia left office in the very early 1950s. The two Democratic mayors who followed were WASP reformers, then the second of them was replaced by the Catholic mayor you mentioned. Philadelphia, up to the 1951 mayoral election, was unique among large Northeastern or Midwestern cities in having a Republican machine which dominated the way Democrats dominate in Chicago. Other cities such as Baltimore and St. Louis had the occasional Republican mayor. Chicago alternated between Republicans and Democrats from about 1890-1931, then the present era of Machine domination began. A Jewish Republican, Bernard Epton, almost became mayor of Chicago in 1983 in a campaign largely based on race; however, Harold Washington, a Democratic congressman, became the first Black mayor of Chicago. (We’re now on our third.)

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hibernian

    Mayor Rizzo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUQSKrxWTQ4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7rCx119Go]

    Go to 1:03 in the video. Look at whose picture is in the background.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSwueLGceX0

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Hibernian

  126. @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    Southern blacks were invited to Detroit to man the positions that would have gone to immigrants without the 1921 and 1924 (moderately) restrictionist acts. So while these acts were in general a good idea, they did have their downside.

    Southern whites came as well, but I think they were mostly from the mountainous zones and, while still seen as troublesome by the locals, were far less so than the blacks and mostly ignored. (Their kids had to be taught to speak properly, though. Ironically, the one Michigan educational-TV episode I saw for this purpose taught the kids to pronounce the H in WH- words-- which is far less common in the Midwest than in the South.)

    The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed. From 40% to almost 60% in Mississippi and South Carolina, although some of that is snowbirds.

    Replies: @PV van der Byl, @Lot, @Hibernian

    “ So while these acts were in general a good idea”

    “The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed.”

    The 1924 act ended the era of rapidly increasing white population share of the US population, so if you want a higher white share, then it wasn’t a good idea.

    The 1924 Act also decreased the white share of the world population by (1) increasing WWII casualties due to more canon fodder and more civilians in the war zone (2) keeping europeans in Europe rather than cheap family formation USA (3) decreasing northern white fertility due to the Great Migration related neighborhood destruction.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Lot

    The 1924 act ended the era of rapidly increasing white population share of the US population, so if you want a higher white share, then it wasn’t a good idea.

    But the real reason some people were upset by the 1924 act was all the (((white))) people who were
    kept out. So what's your reason?

  127. @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    Southern blacks were invited to Detroit to man the positions that would have gone to immigrants without the 1921 and 1924 (moderately) restrictionist acts. So while these acts were in general a good idea, they did have their downside.

    Southern whites came as well, but I think they were mostly from the mountainous zones and, while still seen as troublesome by the locals, were far less so than the blacks and mostly ignored. (Their kids had to be taught to speak properly, though. Ironically, the one Michigan educational-TV episode I saw for this purpose taught the kids to pronounce the H in WH- words-- which is far less common in the Midwest than in the South.)

    The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed. From 40% to almost 60% in Mississippi and South Carolina, although some of that is snowbirds.

    Replies: @PV van der Byl, @Lot, @Hibernian

    Their kids had to be taught to speak properly, though.

    I grew up with some transplanted Southern kids in Davenport IA. Some of them had distinctive accents, but any grammatical errors were minor and no different from what you’d hear from transplanted rural Midwesterners. (Who were numerous since their previous homes were only a stone’s throw away.

  128. @Hibernian
    @TomSchmidt

    The last Republican mayor of Philadelphia left office in the very early 1950s. The two Democratic mayors who followed were WASP reformers, then the second of them was replaced by the Catholic mayor you mentioned. Philadelphia, up to the 1951 mayoral election, was unique among large Northeastern or Midwestern cities in having a Republican machine which dominated the way Democrats dominate in Chicago. Other cities such as Baltimore and St. Louis had the occasional Republican mayor. Chicago alternated between Republicans and Democrats from about 1890-1931, then the present era of Machine domination began. A Jewish Republican, Bernard Epton, almost became mayor of Chicago in 1983 in a campaign largely based on race; however, Harold Washington, a Democratic congressman, became the first Black mayor of Chicago. (We're now on our third.)

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Mayor Rizzo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7rCx119Go%5D

    Go to 1:03 in the video. Look at whose picture is in the background.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The old-time Italo-Americans would never have permitted such sacrilege!

    , @Hibernian
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Rizzo's two terms as mayor were as a Daley style Democrat. A charter amendment to allow him a third consecutive term was defeated. One attempt, as a Democrat, for a third non-consecutive term, resulted in a Dem primary defeat, to Wilson Goode. His later attempt as a Republican was cut short by his death of a heart attack (after having won the Republican nomination.) His replacement, a Repub businessman named Egan, lost the general to Ed Rendell.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  129. The real issue in policy or politics is that the left is much better at keeping its collective mounth shut when it comes to being nimby. Rich progressive whites can ensure that halfway houses, 8a housing, highways, public transortation, or prisons are built anywhere near where they live without ever mentioning race, ethnicity, or property values. Yet, those are the first things that conservative whites will talk about instead of historic preservation, environmental impacts, character of the community, etc.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  130. @TomSchmidt
    @El Dato


    For these to work as enablers for poor blacks, there need to be concentration camp levels of behavioural control. “Polite Society” will not accept that.
     
    Not true at all. I refer you to this document, actually on the HUD website, about the theories of defensible space. They've actually worked in my neighborhood with the required housing.
    https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/def.pdf

    If you build your housing projects cheap and without regard to the people who live inthem, they become spaces not controlled or controllable by the majority of people, who aren't criminals in ANY population. Of course, the dysfunction and disorder are probably not a bug, but a feature: they lead to neighborhood turnover that makes formerly white housing available at a low price for blacks, and they also lead to white flight, driving real estate commissions for a while, and mortgage interest for banks. NY State also gets a cut, as it has a 1% mortgage tax.

    Please read this excerpt, if nothing else:


    The plaintiffs in the case, the Justice Department and the Yonkers chapter of the NAACP, also had problems with our decision to limit ourselves to row houses. The Justice Department attorney in the case wanted to put 200 units in 2 highrise towers on the largest site. Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options. When management is then unable to attract new market-rate tenants to replace the old, they have no option but to accept low-income tenants with Section 8 cer­ tificates (Section 8 is HUD’s rent subsidy program) to fill the vacant units.

    The end result would be a 200-unit low-income, highrise project located within a middle-income community composed of single-family houses. This would virtually guarantee destabilization. In fact, it would replicate the situation in southwest Yonkers that led to the case to begin with. The entire rationale for the court decision would then be undermined. For what would be the purpose of enabling low-income families to enjoy the benefits of living in a middle-income community if that community then quickly turned into a low-income community?

    The attorney for the Justice Department said that my argument was falla­ cious: The issue was not the nature of the host community but the exclu­ sion of public housing residents from an area that should have been open to them. The NAACP attorney said that my arguments reflected the racist attitudes of Yonkers residents—attitudes that had produced the case in the first place. He, for one, had no problem with the entire 200 units turning into a low-income project, and if the surrounding community then wished to leave, so be it. The Justice Department attorney reasoned that the decline of the community would just make available additional lower cost housing for his client group.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Prof. Woland, @anonymous

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks. It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @Prof. Woland

    As a footnote to my comment, we should conduct environmental impact studies on the effects of immigration. More plants and nature, si. More surplus mouths, no.

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Prof. Woland

    As I've often pointed out, Oak Park, IL, next door to the Austin neighborhood on the far west side of Chicago, was saved by a "black a block" racial quota on realtors. This allowed Oak Park to integrate while remaining white dominant (now heavily white gays). It helps to have some of the most famous domestic architecture in America, but it's worth considering elsewhere.

    , @anon
    @Prof. Woland

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks.

    Sort of like raising Chihuahua's in the same pasture as greyhounds, so that some of that speed can rub off on the little teacups? Like that? Or some other kind of "rubbing off" instead?

    It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Where does the "talented tenth" fit in to this critical mass theory of yours? Or do they not matter because of the magic of integration?

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Well, we could try reserving 75% of public housing for poor wypipo (who don't exist according to libtards but whatever) and the other 25% for Occupants of Color. What do you think?

    But...how do you expect to keep the wypipo from just running away moving out?

    You might be interested to know of all the attempts at integration that have been tried in the last 60 years, in order to avoid trying to reinvent the wheel.

    iSteve's observation about "black a block" in parts of Chicago is probably only workable on a small scale. But the Obama Affirmative Housing diktat is possibly an attempt to do it on a national scale...although I personally doubt it.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Prof. Woland

    As others have pointed out, there's a strong behaviorist desire. As Steve points out, nature and nurture are critical.

    What Defensible Space points out is that the build environment makes a difference, especially for the poor. Build chaos and ugliness, cheaply, and you get chaos and ugliness, compounded. Give people "skin in the game," as the defensible space projects do, and you get a different result.

    Give people no skin in the game, and you get the result in Portland, where whites without a future in the system agitate to burn it down.

  131. @Prof. Woland
    @TomSchmidt

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks. It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Steve Sailer, @anon, @TomSchmidt

    As a footnote to my comment, we should conduct environmental impact studies on the effects of immigration. More plants and nature, si. More surplus mouths, no.

  132. There are two persepectives regarding proof relevant here. The lawyer proves accusations beyond shadow of doubt and is concerned with externally verifisble sureness — in practice, this usually means that the lawyer, more often the judge, is a con artist telepath confidently declaring to the court and the accused what was (take his honor’s word for it) in the heart and mind. When people decry conspiracy theory they are using this standard, they are almost a faker version of a fake telepath. I make no claim to know what anyone was thinking or feeling, ever. I really don’t understand how that would be relevant or serious (apart from enabling the rapid dismissal of inconvenient criticism). Speculations about thoughts can land no hit on undoubted facts like are listed in Steve’s post. Maybe all of that happened randomly. Maybe it happened, but with totally opposite intentions. Either or any way only a lawyer (or a “respectable” tv-worshipping normie) cares. Asking us to believe that these things just kept turning out that way over decades strains credulity in the manner normally expected of what is called “conspiracy theory.” There is another standard of proof, one without any pretense to telepathy (but also, appropriately, lacking the power of hard evidence). This is the security-paranoiac perspective. This is the standard of not knowing why a registered sex offender is in a schoolyard (but also not caring). We should expect to see more of this standard if our society does not completely pervert itself into anarcho-tyrannical slavery. After the behavior of the Obama administration in the Flynn case this perspective is overdue.

  133. @Prof. Woland
    @TomSchmidt

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks. It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Steve Sailer, @anon, @TomSchmidt

    As I’ve often pointed out, Oak Park, IL, next door to the Austin neighborhood on the far west side of Chicago, was saved by a “black a block” racial quota on realtors. This allowed Oak Park to integrate while remaining white dominant (now heavily white gays). It helps to have some of the most famous domestic architecture in America, but it’s worth considering elsewhere.

  134. @anonymous
    Chicago's loss, ie black folk, is now Indianapolis's gain.

    It's all good.

    Indianapolis, the last major city with a Republican mayor, will never have another one again. In last year's city election, Soros was able to pack the city council with five LGBTQ candidates.

    Replies: @mmack

    Joe Hog’s Ass, sorry, Hogsett, is not a Republican.
    The last Republican mayor left in 2015:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hogsett

    But the Circle City’s decline is following a predictable Democratic led city path to ruin, as friends of ours who live there attest.

  135. @TomSchmidt
    @El Dato


    For these to work as enablers for poor blacks, there need to be concentration camp levels of behavioural control. “Polite Society” will not accept that.
     
    Not true at all. I refer you to this document, actually on the HUD website, about the theories of defensible space. They've actually worked in my neighborhood with the required housing.
    https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/def.pdf

    If you build your housing projects cheap and without regard to the people who live inthem, they become spaces not controlled or controllable by the majority of people, who aren't criminals in ANY population. Of course, the dysfunction and disorder are probably not a bug, but a feature: they lead to neighborhood turnover that makes formerly white housing available at a low price for blacks, and they also lead to white flight, driving real estate commissions for a while, and mortgage interest for banks. NY State also gets a cut, as it has a 1% mortgage tax.

    Please read this excerpt, if nothing else:


    The plaintiffs in the case, the Justice Department and the Yonkers chapter of the NAACP, also had problems with our decision to limit ourselves to row houses. The Justice Department attorney in the case wanted to put 200 units in 2 highrise towers on the largest site. Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options. When management is then unable to attract new market-rate tenants to replace the old, they have no option but to accept low-income tenants with Section 8 cer­ tificates (Section 8 is HUD’s rent subsidy program) to fill the vacant units.

    The end result would be a 200-unit low-income, highrise project located within a middle-income community composed of single-family houses. This would virtually guarantee destabilization. In fact, it would replicate the situation in southwest Yonkers that led to the case to begin with. The entire rationale for the court decision would then be undermined. For what would be the purpose of enabling low-income families to enjoy the benefits of living in a middle-income community if that community then quickly turned into a low-income community?

    The attorney for the Justice Department said that my argument was falla­ cious: The issue was not the nature of the host community but the exclu­ sion of public housing residents from an area that should have been open to them. The NAACP attorney said that my arguments reflected the racist attitudes of Yonkers residents—attitudes that had produced the case in the first place. He, for one, had no problem with the entire 200 units turning into a low-income project, and if the surrounding community then wished to leave, so be it. The Justice Department attorney reasoned that the decline of the community would just make available additional lower cost housing for his client group.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Prof. Woland, @anonymous

    “Defensible space” … Oh please! If that thesis were true, why wouldn’t the similarly styled International Style towers on the north side of Chicago suffer the same issues and problems? Is it their tony Lake Shore address?

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @anonymous

    I can attest to, not theory, but actual lived experience of the low- and middle-income housing built not a mile from my house using defensible space theories. The townhouses are well-cared-for, and do not exhibit signs of litter anywhere. That's because the residents of each house have spaces allocated to THEM, individually, rather than some amorphous public area that belongs to no one. That's the essence of the theory, and it has worked in practice. As the book notes, the largest complaint about the housing from the residents is that they are not allowed to purchase it.

    The have not become bleeding sores of crime and disorder, causing the surrounding blocks to collapse.

    My wife has pointed out the same about Manhattan. Take the train into the city past housing projects and there is litter everywhere on the grounds. Newer condo buildings lack the litter (they also lack the park that the towers are supposed to reside in, per Corbusier.) But then the condo owners literally own their buildings, and if not neat themselves can pay people who can be fired to keep order. The projects have no direct accountability, and as pointed out earlier, NO ONE owns the space, so it is controlled by the most anti-social types.

    You won't read the book, but you have here an actual experiment run in social science. It concludes a couple of things that might make right and left unhappy: the poor do NOT lack agency, but treating them like children leads to petulance.

  136. anon[326] • Disclaimer says:
    @Prof. Woland
    @TomSchmidt

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks. It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Steve Sailer, @anon, @TomSchmidt

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks.

    Sort of like raising Chihuahua’s in the same pasture as greyhounds, so that some of that speed can rub off on the little teacups? Like that? Or some other kind of “rubbing off” instead?

    It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Where does the “talented tenth” fit in to this critical mass theory of yours? Or do they not matter because of the magic of integration?

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Well, we could try reserving 75% of public housing for poor wypipo (who don’t exist according to libtards but whatever) and the other 25% for Occupants of Color. What do you think?

    But…how do you expect to keep the wypipo from just running away moving out?

    You might be interested to know of all the attempts at integration that have been tried in the last 60 years, in order to avoid trying to reinvent the wheel.

    iSteve’s observation about “black a block” in parts of Chicago is probably only workable on a small scale. But the Obama Affirmative Housing diktat is possibly an attempt to do it on a national scale…although I personally doubt it.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @anon

    Presumably you and I believe in HBD, IQ, etc. which is why we come here but many people do not and they seem to be the ones who hold sway. So in their world, it would follow that the up and comers should grab onto the more experienced and successful's coattails and learn what it is they are doing right. That is supposedly what happens with affirmative action. we train subordinates, even if they are not the same stuff we are made of. Same with sports although that is more physical but you can take a marginal player and help them be more productive even if they cannot be a star. If you wanted to turn around a last place sports team, you would analyse what the winners did right not what the losers were doing wrong. Also, while intelligence is immutable and a big part of this, there are other factors that could rub off. So yes, I do not want to be diversified or integrated we all had to make the most of the hand we are dealt.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

  137. @Sean

    Daley received criticism when family, personal friends, and political allies disproportionately benefited from city contracting. He took office in a city with regular annual budget surpluses and left the city with massive structural deficits. His budgets ran up the largest deficits in Chicago history. A national leader in privatization, he temporarily reduced budgetary shortfalls by leasing and selling public assets to private corporations, but this practice removed future sources of revenue...
     
    Public subsidy private profit. AKA selling off the family silver. Not his actual family obviously.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jim Don Bob

    AKA selling off the family silver.

    Could you explain what you mean by this? Is it a saying?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    Wha?

    , @Gordo
    @Anonymous

    Harold Macmillan

    https://oupacademic.tumblr.com/post/76558708335/misquotation-family-silver

  138. @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @Kronos

    Did it mention his gay stuff?

    Replies: @Kronos

    No, just a thorough background of all his girlfriends from college until he met Michelle Obama. (But growing up in Indonesia his mother had a cross-dressing servant that stole/tried her lipstick while babysitting Barry.)

    In terms of dating his relationship with women are pretty boring. (Bill Clinton is still “the first black president” in that regard.)

    This was actually one of Obama’s biggest assets as campaigning either as a “black politician” or “a politician that just so happens to be black.” There was never an underground pimp connection with brothels or hooker meetups often associated with black politicians. Regardless if Hillary or Romney were trying to find dirt on Obama the extramarital affair angle was bone dry. Any lies wouldn’t even stick in that regard. The “birther” smear came about because Obama’s first publisher of “Dreams From My Father” in 1995 thought the book would sell better if Obama stated he was born in Kenya, which was in the very first editions on the back cover and discovered by Clinton snoops. (The Garrow book never covered that segment unfortunately and doesn’t cover Harold Washington’s cross dressing either. I guess Garrow understood Washington was an corrupt and ineffective Chicago Mayor but plays the first black mayor angle as very inspirational in itself.) [Sorry, I sidetracked.]

    One morning Jim Reynolds introduced Barack to Andy Davis, a major figure at the Chicago Stock Exchange whose office was in the same building as Loop Capital. Barack asked if he could call Davis, which he did the next day, and Davis agreed to meet Barack for breakfast. Barack explained his interest in running for the Senate, and when Davis asked, “What would it take for you to be a U.S. Senator?” Barack had an immediate answer: “Five million dollars. If I get $5 million I can win.” Davis had one crucial question. Explaining, “I’m sick of dealing with guys who I’m going to be embarrassed by later,” Davis bluntly asked Barack: “Are there going to be any bimbo eruptions?” “Absolutely not,” Barack said. “There will be no bimbo eruptions. There’s Michelle and that’s it.” Davis agreed to join Barack’s finance committee and promised to raise $75,000 in the months ahead.58

    Obama seems like a beta male with a few alpha traits. One of those very few black VIPs that are far more career focused than anything else. I imagine working with high ability, highly professional blacks are a much more pleasant and rewarding experience than let’s say Tupac, but they often get bossed around by their women quite a bit.

    Throughout the book Michelle was kinda depicted as a “man-eater” in her dating years with other men and quite bossy/aggressive. I recall that from an interview in the book with her brother (Perfect Craig!) Craig Robinson. Who thought Obama was great for Michelle but thought his right hand basketball follow up was weak (Obama is left-handed.)

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Kronos

    I remember that painting of Washington and Rush and Tillman barging into the AI to steal it. I figured it was simply an attempt to mock the memory of the sainted Harold. Is there real evidence that Washington was a CD?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Gary in Gramercy

    , @utu
    @Kronos

    "Davis agreed to meet Barack for breakfast. Barack explained his interest in running for the Senate, and when Davis asked, “What would it take for you to be a U.S. Senator?”"

    I always wondered how Jack Ryan's withdrawal of his candidacy was engineered? I mean the behind the scene story. Or was it just pure luck for Obama?

    Replies: @Art Deco

  139. @George
    Chicago Police Pension

    https://burypensions.wordpress.com/2020/08/22/chicago-police-pension/#more-18715

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    LEOs can retire as ~early as age 54. In 2037, that 54’er will be a youthful 72.

    Those born today, who will pay Chicago taxes in 2037, supposedly for public safety services rendered to them, will be delighted that > half of that tax money is going to retired cops, some of whom had retired before that 18’er was born.

  140. @Kronos
    @TomSchmidt

    Well yes, they were WASP Republicans. Believe it or not the WASP coasts were traditionally Republican. New York, Oregon, you name it. Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S. Party names like “Republican” or “Democrat” are far less useful compared to geography (North, South) or intellectual tradition. After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise versa and is very interesting. You had people like Mayor Linsey who made the switch.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party after decapitating the old leadership (poor JFK) and both respective parties are really just divided on social issues. One group wants to live a spicy lifestyle and other not so much. Which is big reason why economic issues are barely discussed and replaced with those relating to race and culture.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @TomSchmidt

    Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.

    Not only his class. Poor northern New Englanders and upstate appleknockers, and plenty of Pennsylvanians and Jerseymen, saw him as a traitor to their interests and identity.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S.

    No, it isn’t. The GOP has been remarkably consistent for the past 165 years– the black man should be free, but after that, he’s on his own. As is everybody else.

    If there is a difference between Lincoln and modern Republicans, it is that the latter are notably less racist. The only 20th-century politician who sponsored legislation to “send ’em back to Africa” was Theodore Bilbo, a Democrat.

    After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise [sic] versa…

    Balderdash. Democrats did not change; they just switched sides, as a football team does at the quarter. Same game plan; different direction.

    When the Democrats’ traditional race obsession turned against them, Southerners were suddenly Johnny-come-lately libertarians, calling for the freedom of association they’d long opposed, and voting for the likes of Barry Goldwater. His best counties had 20 years earlier been FDR’s. That’s awfully quick to go from socialism to anarchism.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party…

    Yeah, right… Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama…

    You have an awfully expansive definition of “northern WASP”!

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Reg Cæsar


    No, it isn’t. The GOP has been remarkably consistent for the past 165 years– the black man should be free, but after that, he’s on his own. As is everybody else.
     
    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless. To my knowledge there isn’t a party platform to bring back slavery (Hispanic indentured servants work just fine.) Issues like railroad rebates and “free” roads (no polls) aren’t central issues today. Today, a major segment of Republican voters are located in the South. Their ancestors fought against the formerly Republican North (now Democrat.) These parties aren’t nearly the same as 150+ years ago.

    http://img.memerial.net/page/494/slavery-reinstated.jpg


    Yeah, right… Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama…
     
    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs with Jewish influence as a heavy side dish. One big similarity between Trump and the Kennedys is remarkable financial independence. Joe Kennedy made some serious money in Wall Street and illegal liquor sales in the 1920s. That provided both remarkable political freedom in self-movement and policy choices. It’s why the establishments in both eras were so panicky concerning these Presidents.

    *Unions likely peaked in political influence in JFK’s White House.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar


    You have an awfully expansive definition of “northern WASP”!
     
    Joe Clark and Richardson Dilworth of Philadelphia. John Lindsay (after converting from Republicanism.) Claiborne Pell and Sheldon Whitehouse of RI.

    Kerry is half WASP.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco

  141. “Comiskey Park”, not “Comiskey Field”, but otherwise certainly plausible. It was no accident that within a few years many of the projects were demolished and tens of thousands of blacks section-eighted to the far southern reaches of the city or the south and southwestern duburbs.

  142. @Kronos
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    This is likely the most comprehensive biography on Obama so far:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Star-Making-Barack-Obama/dp/0062641832

    I’ve read this and Steve’s “Half-Blood Prince” book and both overlap on issues retaining to Obama’s political career and maneuvering toward different demographic coalitions. Garrow is an old school New Dealer and self-described socialist who’s MLK’s main biographer. (He got in deep sh!t for confirming a rape allegation against MLK that was recorded by the FBI from Hoover’s spy program.) He actually started the first chapter on the plight of steel workers in Chicago during the 1980s. That these high paying jobs were getting destroyed and private financial entities were asset stripping everything. Overall, I think Garrow acquired some minor contempt for Obama. That the civil rights struggle he painstakingly documented in previous books has degraded into identity politics capitalism. It’s something that Obama (and his political rise) so much embodies. (It’s a very professional book and people certainly don’t write them like this anymore.)

    I have no doubt that Garrow read Steve’s book. Garrow laments in various passages on how many journalists/historians have just bumbled so badly about writing on Obama. There are a few subtle tip-of-the-hat sentences that can only be shown as respect for Sailer. (In your book intro Steve, you commented that your work might prove useful to historians, it did.)

    Garrow’s documentation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s black nationalism and Michelle Robinson’s (Mrs. Obama) political family ties are too hot for most writers to document. Not to mention the shady political dealings of Chicago in general and especially in regards to race.


    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he’s black and he never shuts up; and because he’s black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and
     
    In the book it was commonly referred to as the “Obama-meter.” But keep in mind many people (both students and professors alike) were mesmerized by his verbal prose and cognitive ability. Many fellow students believed he’d become the first black US president for very good reasons. If anything bad ever happened to him while at Harvard (like a cocaine overdose) it would’ve been half mast for the rest of the month.

    https://youtu.be/MSV_GSIs9Qk

    Obama stood out like a sore thumb compared to other African American students that solely made it to Harvard based on affirmative action.

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Kronos

    That’s a good, even-handed view that you have.

    It is a fighting fawce of extwadinawy magnitude. You have our gwatitude.

    Seriously though, it’s more likely that you are saner on the subject than I am.

    I have a bit of a cross-eyed perspective on the whole thing, because I lived in that intriguing, problematical culture, and sucked up many of its problems and its biases. We have a lot of problems in this country because that culture has so much influence; and even though it is, to be honest, intellectually impressive and in some ways culturally superior, it also has blind spots and self-indulgent tendencies that cause us all a lot of trouble in the public sphere. Obama a is just one example.

    There is the world of people who compile honest sober fact-based analysis, as your author seems to do; and then there is the romanticized, self-involved inner world of the people who remember the ludicrous Edgar Guest Memorial Poetry Section on the column at Tommy’s Lunch. “Edmund Husserl did this to my brain in just 250 incomprehensible pages.” There are people in the world who remember that and think that’s funny. There’s a sort of Venn diagram intersection of people who do both, but it is a cultural problem.

    Give you an example. One fine day in the 1980s I was walking down the street in Cambridge, and I stopped at a corner for the traffic light. Up to the corner came a nice convertible, driven by a middle-aged woman whom I had never seen before in my life. I happened to notice the car had a vanity license plate that read, “CHU TEH”. I called out to the driver, “Professor G! I liked your book about the People’s Liberation Army!” She said, “How did you know who I am?” I said, “C’mon, who else would have the license plate Chu Teh?” She laughed and said, “Fine, you got me.”

    Now that is a fun world, but it’s also a weird world, and also one that is probably wrapped too tightly around itself. People should think twice before they let a whole city of people like that be in charge of things.

    • Replies: @Charlesz Martel
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    That must have been Tommy's in the 80's, I didn't see it in the 70's....

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  143. @Kronos
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    No, just a thorough background of all his girlfriends from college until he met Michelle Obama. (But growing up in Indonesia his mother had a cross-dressing servant that stole/tried her lipstick while babysitting Barry.)

    In terms of dating his relationship with women are pretty boring. (Bill Clinton is still “the first black president” in that regard.)

    https://uberbuttons.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Bill-Clinton-Sax-300x169.jpg

    This was actually one of Obama’s biggest assets as campaigning either as a “black politician” or “a politician that just so happens to be black.” There was never an underground pimp connection with brothels or hooker meetups often associated with black politicians. Regardless if Hillary or Romney were trying to find dirt on Obama the extramarital affair angle was bone dry. Any lies wouldn’t even stick in that regard. The “birther” smear came about because Obama’s first publisher of “Dreams From My Father” in 1995 thought the book would sell better if Obama stated he was born in Kenya, which was in the very first editions on the back cover and discovered by Clinton snoops. (The Garrow book never covered that segment unfortunately and doesn’t cover Harold Washington’s cross dressing either. I guess Garrow understood Washington was an corrupt and ineffective Chicago Mayor but plays the first black mayor angle as very inspirational in itself.) [Sorry, I sidetracked.]

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/89/MirthGirth.gif


    One morning Jim Reynolds introduced Barack to Andy Davis, a major figure at the Chicago Stock Exchange whose office was in the same building as Loop Capital. Barack asked if he could call Davis, which he did the next day, and Davis agreed to meet Barack for breakfast. Barack explained his interest in running for the Senate, and when Davis asked, “What would it take for you to be a U.S. Senator?” Barack had an immediate answer: “Five million dollars. If I get $5 million I can win.” Davis had one crucial question. Explaining, “I’m sick of dealing with guys who I’m going to be embarrassed by later,” Davis bluntly asked Barack: “Are there going to be any bimbo eruptions?” “Absolutely not,” Barack said. “There will be no bimbo eruptions. There’s Michelle and that’s it.” Davis agreed to join Barack’s finance committee and promised to raise $75,000 in the months ahead.58
     
    Obama seems like a beta male with a few alpha traits. One of those very few black VIPs that are far more career focused than anything else. I imagine working with high ability, highly professional blacks are a much more pleasant and rewarding experience than let’s say Tupac, but they often get bossed around by their women quite a bit.

    https://youtu.be/r71jfwlTemw

    Throughout the book Michelle was kinda depicted as a “man-eater” in her dating years with other men and quite bossy/aggressive. I recall that from an interview in the book with her brother (Perfect Craig!) Craig Robinson. Who thought Obama was great for Michelle but thought his right hand basketball follow up was weak (Obama is left-handed.)

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @utu

    I remember that painting of Washington and Rush and Tillman barging into the AI to steal it. I figured it was simply an attempt to mock the memory of the sainted Harold. Is there real evidence that Washington was a CD?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @MBlanc46

    Not to my knowledge but it’s a widely circulated urban legend in Chicago. I think a lot of white voters just had contempt for the guy for engaging in Marion Berry style dirty political dealings and such. It would’ve been awkward for his girlfriend though. Imagine sorting through his house after the funeral and finding women’s clothing that could only fit a 284 pound man.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirth_%26_Girth

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @MBlanc46

    I was in law school in Chicago when some joker painted "Mirth and Girth" as a tasteless dig at the lately-deceased Harold Washington, whom Chicago blacks revered. David Garrow's book -- which, as commenter Kronos says, is excellent and professional in the way political biography generally isn't anymore -- notes that BHO's original goal was to emulate Harold Washington by getting elected Mayor of Chicago. A state senate seat was just the first step; after a few years in Springfield, Obama would run for Congress (as Harold had done), and eventually, seek to be Da Mare. But I digress.

    I remember clearly that when the two black aldermen came to the Art Institute of Chicago to remove the offending portrait, they said they were there to "arrest the painting." I don't recall if they read the painting its Miranda rights, or allowed it to call an attorney before they removed it from the Art Institute.

    I asked one of my law professors whether such a thing (offended aldermen simply barging into an art museum, and taking a painting they didn't like off the walls because... reasons) was possible, and if there were competing interests at stake -- like, for example, freedom of expression, even if the painting was arguably in poor taste. He hemmed and hawed a lot, muttering about "sensitivity to people's feelings." And this was in the 1980's. At a law school where the faculty was thought to be less reliably liberal than at other comparable institutions.

    Chicago blacks are definitely a breed apart.

  144. @anonymous
    Here's a question that kinds of answers itself: Are the neighborhoods where BLM/antifa have been holding their little get-togethers majority Republican? If so, this indicates coordination between the Democratic party and BLM/antifa. I doubt very much that the Dems would want to tick off the residents of a solidly Democratic area.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    CHAZ was in a gay neighborhood in downtown Seattle.

  145. @Kronos
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    This is likely the most comprehensive biography on Obama so far:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Star-Making-Barack-Obama/dp/0062641832

    I’ve read this and Steve’s “Half-Blood Prince” book and both overlap on issues retaining to Obama’s political career and maneuvering toward different demographic coalitions. Garrow is an old school New Dealer and self-described socialist who’s MLK’s main biographer. (He got in deep sh!t for confirming a rape allegation against MLK that was recorded by the FBI from Hoover’s spy program.) He actually started the first chapter on the plight of steel workers in Chicago during the 1980s. That these high paying jobs were getting destroyed and private financial entities were asset stripping everything. Overall, I think Garrow acquired some minor contempt for Obama. That the civil rights struggle he painstakingly documented in previous books has degraded into identity politics capitalism. It’s something that Obama (and his political rise) so much embodies. (It’s a very professional book and people certainly don’t write them like this anymore.)

    I have no doubt that Garrow read Steve’s book. Garrow laments in various passages on how many journalists/historians have just bumbled so badly about writing on Obama. There are a few subtle tip-of-the-hat sentences that can only be shown as respect for Sailer. (In your book intro Steve, you commented that your work might prove useful to historians, it did.)

    Garrow’s documentation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s black nationalism and Michelle Robinson’s (Mrs. Obama) political family ties are too hot for most writers to document. Not to mention the shady political dealings of Chicago in general and especially in regards to race.


    a). this guy is a mediocrity whose chief virtue is that he’s black and he never shuts up; and because he’s black, nobody is allowed to tell him to shut up; and
     
    In the book it was commonly referred to as the “Obama-meter.” But keep in mind many people (both students and professors alike) were mesmerized by his verbal prose and cognitive ability. Many fellow students believed he’d become the first black US president for very good reasons. If anything bad ever happened to him while at Harvard (like a cocaine overdose) it would’ve been half mast for the rest of the month.

    https://youtu.be/MSV_GSIs9Qk

    Obama stood out like a sore thumb compared to other African American students that solely made it to Harvard based on affirmative action.

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Kronos

    In the book it was commonly referred to as the “Obama-meter.”

    My bad, it was “Obamanometer.”

    [In time it became a competitive game, one played at many law schools over multiple generations, and often called “turkey bingo,” in which irritated classmates wager a few dollars on how long different gunners would exchange comments with the professor. Section III named its contest “The Obamanometer,” Greg Sater recalled, for it measured “how long he could talk.” But Sater explained how there “was a great feeling of relief to all of us whenever he would raise his hand because that would take time off the clock and would lower the chances of us being called upon.”]

    Many students were fed up with Obama’s diplomatic (yet very combative) long-winded discussion style with professors but he was superb at it. I re-reviewed that chapter and recalled how many black students couldn’t handle “The Paper Chase” atmosphere and Obama was their top gun ace.

  146. @tyrone
    @Corvinus

    The fascinating thing about you…..how do you live your life being so full of shit?….maybe a David Attenborough special would help.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The fascinating thing about you…..how do you live your life being so full of shit?

    Be nice, please.

  147. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:

    My conspiracy is this: global financial elites are pining for a world government and nearly totalitarian control and surveillance over the masses, with huge population movements from the global South to the industrialized wealthy nations so that there are no longer ethnic majorities in those nations, thus forever defeating nationalism. This includes all of Asia, filled with Africans and Muslims as well as all of the West.

    I think its going to happen by the end of this century. They have too big of a head start.

  148. @anon
    @Prof. Woland

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks.

    Sort of like raising Chihuahua's in the same pasture as greyhounds, so that some of that speed can rub off on the little teacups? Like that? Or some other kind of "rubbing off" instead?

    It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Where does the "talented tenth" fit in to this critical mass theory of yours? Or do they not matter because of the magic of integration?

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Well, we could try reserving 75% of public housing for poor wypipo (who don't exist according to libtards but whatever) and the other 25% for Occupants of Color. What do you think?

    But...how do you expect to keep the wypipo from just running away moving out?

    You might be interested to know of all the attempts at integration that have been tried in the last 60 years, in order to avoid trying to reinvent the wheel.

    iSteve's observation about "black a block" in parts of Chicago is probably only workable on a small scale. But the Obama Affirmative Housing diktat is possibly an attempt to do it on a national scale...although I personally doubt it.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    Presumably you and I believe in HBD, IQ, etc. which is why we come here but many people do not and they seem to be the ones who hold sway. So in their world, it would follow that the up and comers should grab onto the more experienced and successful’s coattails and learn what it is they are doing right. That is supposedly what happens with affirmative action. we train subordinates, even if they are not the same stuff we are made of. Same with sports although that is more physical but you can take a marginal player and help them be more productive even if they cannot be a star. If you wanted to turn around a last place sports team, you would analyse what the winners did right not what the losers were doing wrong. Also, while intelligence is immutable and a big part of this, there are other factors that could rub off. So yes, I do not want to be diversified or integrated we all had to make the most of the hand we are dealt.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Prof. Woland

    If you grant that the black crime rate is much higher than the white, you're still left with the percentages of blacks who are not criminals. If 1/3rd of black men are either in prison, on parole, or in jail awaiting trial, then 2/3rds are not. We can see lower class black dysfunction, but there are plenty of blacks who are functional but lack money to escape black neighborhoods that are dysfunctional.

    Defensible space argues structural changes can make a difference to empower the supermajority non-criminal segment of the black population. It doesn't argue that the educational gap will close.

    There's a reason recent surveys reflect 80% of blacks do NOT want to defund the police. That's the noncriminal supermajority speaking. They may never close the gap, but they can tone down the violence with help from outside.

  149. The blacks are not PROFITABLE.
    They do not pay their bills.
    They destroy infrastructure.

    My theory is that they are using the blacks for something DIRTY.

    They are assets. EXPENDABLE ASSETS.

    They are NOT Financial Assets, that’s for sure…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Dr. Doom


    The blacks are not PROFITABLE.
    They do not pay their bills.
    They destroy infrastructure.
     
    They've never paid bills, in 400 years here. How were they ever profitable?

    Who invited them, anyway?
  150. @Anonymous
    @Sean


    AKA selling off the family silver.
     
    Could you explain what you mean by this? Is it a saying?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gordo

    Wha?

  151. @Justvisiting
    @Black-hole creator

    The reason that the plan in "The Wire" failed is that it requires whole sections of the city to be gentrified.

    If just a few blocks are gentrified you get a dangerous patchwork where white folks get brutalized by blacks who live just a few blocks away.

    The only way to prevent that is to have a major police presence in the gentrified area, twenty-four seven, and no modern US city can afford that.

    The only place I have ever seen an ongoing overwhelming police presence was in Times Square in the pre Duh Blasio days. I felt safer there than I do in my rural homestead.

    The call for defunding or reduction in police funding is a suicide pact for urban areas.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The call for defunding or reduction in police funding is a suicide pact for urban areas.

    Are urban areas good for the American people?

  152. @Kronos
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    No, just a thorough background of all his girlfriends from college until he met Michelle Obama. (But growing up in Indonesia his mother had a cross-dressing servant that stole/tried her lipstick while babysitting Barry.)

    In terms of dating his relationship with women are pretty boring. (Bill Clinton is still “the first black president” in that regard.)

    https://uberbuttons.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Bill-Clinton-Sax-300x169.jpg

    This was actually one of Obama’s biggest assets as campaigning either as a “black politician” or “a politician that just so happens to be black.” There was never an underground pimp connection with brothels or hooker meetups often associated with black politicians. Regardless if Hillary or Romney were trying to find dirt on Obama the extramarital affair angle was bone dry. Any lies wouldn’t even stick in that regard. The “birther” smear came about because Obama’s first publisher of “Dreams From My Father” in 1995 thought the book would sell better if Obama stated he was born in Kenya, which was in the very first editions on the back cover and discovered by Clinton snoops. (The Garrow book never covered that segment unfortunately and doesn’t cover Harold Washington’s cross dressing either. I guess Garrow understood Washington was an corrupt and ineffective Chicago Mayor but plays the first black mayor angle as very inspirational in itself.) [Sorry, I sidetracked.]

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/89/MirthGirth.gif


    One morning Jim Reynolds introduced Barack to Andy Davis, a major figure at the Chicago Stock Exchange whose office was in the same building as Loop Capital. Barack asked if he could call Davis, which he did the next day, and Davis agreed to meet Barack for breakfast. Barack explained his interest in running for the Senate, and when Davis asked, “What would it take for you to be a U.S. Senator?” Barack had an immediate answer: “Five million dollars. If I get $5 million I can win.” Davis had one crucial question. Explaining, “I’m sick of dealing with guys who I’m going to be embarrassed by later,” Davis bluntly asked Barack: “Are there going to be any bimbo eruptions?” “Absolutely not,” Barack said. “There will be no bimbo eruptions. There’s Michelle and that’s it.” Davis agreed to join Barack’s finance committee and promised to raise $75,000 in the months ahead.58
     
    Obama seems like a beta male with a few alpha traits. One of those very few black VIPs that are far more career focused than anything else. I imagine working with high ability, highly professional blacks are a much more pleasant and rewarding experience than let’s say Tupac, but they often get bossed around by their women quite a bit.

    https://youtu.be/r71jfwlTemw

    Throughout the book Michelle was kinda depicted as a “man-eater” in her dating years with other men and quite bossy/aggressive. I recall that from an interview in the book with her brother (Perfect Craig!) Craig Robinson. Who thought Obama was great for Michelle but thought his right hand basketball follow up was weak (Obama is left-handed.)

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @utu

    “Davis agreed to meet Barack for breakfast. Barack explained his interest in running for the Senate, and when Davis asked, “What would it take for you to be a U.S. Senator?””

    I always wondered how Jack Ryan’s withdrawal of his candidacy was engineered? I mean the behind the scene story. Or was it just pure luck for Obama?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @utu

    Presumably, they had someone in the court system apparat passing them confidential papers. Might have been a patronage employee. Ethical reporters and editors would have skimmed it and then shredded it. You don't have ethical people in the media anymore; the Chicago media were in the tank for him.

  153. @Elli
    @Not Only Wrathful

    Kronos:
    Moving undesirables into real estate in order to lower it’s value to buy it and then move them back out again in 40 years to sell it for profit is not only tortuous but innumerate.

    You need deep pockets and a mind for the long game, a willingness to let your heirs reap the harvest. The Chinese CP has played the US that way for 40 or 50 years, and they probably aren't the only long players, only the biggest.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful

    I can only infer that you know almost nothing about investing and even less about investing in real estate.

  154. @ThreeCranes
    Water balloons filled with acrylic house paint, lobbed from the balconies, would disperse that crowd pretty quickly.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Water balloons filled with acrylic house paint, lobbed from the balconies, would disperse that crowd pretty quickly.

    And make them true people of color.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  155. @Dr. Doom
    The blacks are not PROFITABLE.
    They do not pay their bills.
    They destroy infrastructure.

    My theory is that they are using the blacks for something DIRTY.

    They are assets. EXPENDABLE ASSETS.

    They are NOT Financial Assets, that's for sure...

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The blacks are not PROFITABLE.
    They do not pay their bills.
    They destroy infrastructure.

    They’ve never paid bills, in 400 years here. How were they ever profitable?

    Who invited them, anyway?

  156. @The Craw
    "This is not to say that Obama was propelled to the White House by a seamless web of Chicago insiders."
    I respectfully disagree.
    See, e.g.
    https://zcomm.org/zmagazine/investing-in-weapons-war-and-obama-by-nicolas-j-s-davies/
    For those who may be unfamiliar, here's Lester Crown's bio:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Crown
    Ron Unz wrote a lengthy article on Jewish figures in organized crime. The Crown family was mentioned therein:
    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-power-of-organized-crime/

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Superb choice of moniker.

    “At rast! I have you in my crutches!”

    “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that you’re on crutches.”

    “No, you idiot! Not my crutches! You’re in my crutches!”

    “Again, I’m sorry to hear abou your crutches, Mister Craw.”

    “No! Not the Craw! The Craw!”

    “What is this about a craw?”

    “It’s not a craw, you fool! I am the Craw! And you are in my crutches!”

    “Can I help you with your crutches?”

    “Stop mocking the Craw!”

    “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be disrespectful, Mr. Craw.”

    “Not the Craw! The Craw!”

    You can keep doing it all night. Like Sinead said back when she was still sane and brilliant, It never gets old.

    • Replies: @The Craw
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    You are correct, sir.
    Back in the 60's it was some of the funniest stuff I had ever heard.
    I think it has held up really well.
    Of course in the current climate it would NEVER be part of a network show. That makes it devilishly funny today. Tip of the hat to the writers of that show. And a tip of the hat to you as well.

  157. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Kronos

    That's a good, even-handed view that you have.

    It is a fighting fawce of extwadinawy magnitude. You have our gwatitude.

    Seriously though, it's more likely that you are saner on the subject than I am.

    I have a bit of a cross-eyed perspective on the whole thing, because I lived in that intriguing, problematical culture, and sucked up many of its problems and its biases. We have a lot of problems in this country because that culture has so much influence; and even though it is, to be honest, intellectually impressive and in some ways culturally superior, it also has blind spots and self-indulgent tendencies that cause us all a lot of trouble in the public sphere. Obama a is just one example.

    There is the world of people who compile honest sober fact-based analysis, as your author seems to do; and then there is the romanticized, self-involved inner world of the people who remember the ludicrous Edgar Guest Memorial Poetry Section on the column at Tommy's Lunch. "Edmund Husserl did this to my brain in just 250 incomprehensible pages." There are people in the world who remember that and think that's funny. There's a sort of Venn diagram intersection of people who do both, but it is a cultural problem.

    Give you an example. One fine day in the 1980s I was walking down the street in Cambridge, and I stopped at a corner for the traffic light. Up to the corner came a nice convertible, driven by a middle-aged woman whom I had never seen before in my life. I happened to notice the car had a vanity license plate that read, "CHU TEH". I called out to the driver, "Professor G! I liked your book about the People's Liberation Army!" She said, "How did you know who I am?" I said, "C'mon, who else would have the license plate Chu Teh?" She laughed and said, "Fine, you got me."

    Now that is a fun world, but it's also a weird world, and also one that is probably wrapped too tightly around itself. People should think twice before they let a whole city of people like that be in charge of things.

    Replies: @Charlesz Martel

    That must have been Tommy’s in the 80’s, I didn’t see it in the 70’s….

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Charlesz Martel

    Probably you just weren't looking closely. The whole bit about Edgar Guest ("didn't do zip til they's good and ready") -- or was it Edgar Lee Masters? nope, I think it was Edgar Guest --, and the cartoon about Husserl, and the whole column covered with insane brilliant cartoons really, was the work of LLXSS DCKM, of sainted memory, who put it there in the late 60s or early 70s, because he died in 1976. Tommy loved the guy, and let him do it.

    As Tommy's Lunch lore goes, I was the guy who came into the place with a stack of books about the Tai-ping Rebellion and $20 worth of quarters: I sat down, bought a sandwich, loaded all the quarters into the jukebox and programmed it to play "King of Rock" by Run-DMC over and over and over, just the one song again and again for hours. After about 45 minutes, Tommy literally yanked the plug out of the jukebox and then physically threw me out on the sidewalk. I didn't blame him though, I was being a jerk. But that sort of eccentricity was a part of the culture, it was the reason I didn't go to Williams or Amherst, both of which offered me a LOT more money.

  158. anon[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ So while these acts were in general a good idea”

    “The real beneficiary of the Great Migration was the lowland South, where the white percentage of the population skyrocketed.”

    The 1924 act ended the era of rapidly increasing white population share of the US population, so if you want a higher white share, then it wasn’t a good idea.

    The 1924 Act also decreased the white share of the world population by (1) increasing WWII casualties due to more canon fodder and more civilians in the war zone (2) keeping europeans in Europe rather than cheap family formation USA (3) decreasing northern white fertility due to the Great Migration related neighborhood destruction.

    Replies: @anon

    The 1924 act ended the era of rapidly increasing white population share of the US population, so if you want a higher white share, then it wasn’t a good idea.

    But the real reason some people were upset by the 1924 act was all the (((white))) people who were
    kept out. So what’s your reason?

  159. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    Pelosi and Schumer are holding the eviction protection and unemployment benefit for ransom to the tune of no less than One Trillion Dollars in "Aid to states and cities." Guess which ones?

    It would more than bail out the most fiscally irresponsible locales (all Democrat of course) pay up all the unfunded pension obligations, eliminate (actually nationalize) all the state and local debts, and even provide walking around money for oppressed minorities.

    Why not throw in a few more trillion for reparations? Isn't that Who We Are? It will be after November.

    Replies: @goldgettin

    Thank you for stating the obvious,clearly.
    I heard a while back that is the first duty.
    Because we’ve sunk so low.
    Nowhere to go but up,right?Don’t be down.Come on MAN.
    I don’t believe in miracles,I depend on them.

    PeaceLoveLife

  160. @Anonymous
    @Kronos

    What a load of nonsense.


    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the English power structures in the urban areas.
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    The English (mainly northern English) viewed blacks as easy to manage
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs.
     
    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy. You are very creative!

    There were fears by English-American Behavioralists that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good.
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs.
     
    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy.

    Why English dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (English morality was already infused into secular public schools.)
     
    Actually, the Jews, primarily, shaped public opinion and public incentives (financial and social), and the Supreme Court followed suit, as it usually does. Jews don’t like having Christianity in schools or public places.

    Replies: @Kronos, @ATBOTL

    Oh the Jewish element played a substantial role. But you got to keep in mind the WASPs played a substantial role in their partial demise. I rip on Boomers (and Boomer politicians especially) but they understand the failure of Behavioralism and thus Civil Rights all too well. The failure of their predecessors runs long and deep in their minds. They can never honestly discuss it (at least openly) but always politically maneuver around it.

    I recommend you buy the book and examine the citations yourself. The most dangerous traps are those that you personally designed. If your a Warhammer 40k fan The 1964 Civil Rights Act is essentially the WASPs “Rubric of Ahriman,” a binding spell that had unintended consequences and can’t be escaped from.

    https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Rubric_of_Ahriman

    • Replies: @utu
    @Kronos

    Rudolf Steiner associated Ahriman, the lower spirit, with materialism, science, heredity, objectivity, and soul-hardening. -wiki

    Sums up Steve Sailer and his blog: Lower spirit and soul-hardening. Not that there is anything wrong with it. But there are karmic consequences.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  161. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    the fruition of the actual practice of Darwinism on behaviors over millennia in particular situations
     
    Could you please explain what you mean by this?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Typical black behavior.

  162. @MBlanc46
    @Kronos

    I remember that painting of Washington and Rush and Tillman barging into the AI to steal it. I figured it was simply an attempt to mock the memory of the sainted Harold. Is there real evidence that Washington was a CD?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Gary in Gramercy

    Not to my knowledge but it’s a widely circulated urban legend in Chicago. I think a lot of white voters just had contempt for the guy for engaging in Marion Berry style dirty political dealings and such. It would’ve been awkward for his girlfriend though. Imagine sorting through his house after the funeral and finding women’s clothing that could only fit a 284 pound man.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirth_%26_Girth

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Kronos

    He'd been divorced for 36 years and had no children, fodder for rumor-mongers. Sometimes the rumor-mongers guess correctly (see Shep Smith, childless and divorced at age 29).

  163. @Charlesz Martel
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    That must have been Tommy's in the 80's, I didn't see it in the 70's....

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Probably you just weren’t looking closely. The whole bit about Edgar Guest (“didn’t do zip til they’s good and ready”) — or was it Edgar Lee Masters? nope, I think it was Edgar Guest –, and the cartoon about Husserl, and the whole column covered with insane brilliant cartoons really, was the work of LLXSS DCKM, of sainted memory, who put it there in the late 60s or early 70s, because he died in 1976. Tommy loved the guy, and let him do it.

    As Tommy’s Lunch lore goes, I was the guy who came into the place with a stack of books about the Tai-ping Rebellion and $20 worth of quarters: I sat down, bought a sandwich, loaded all the quarters into the jukebox and programmed it to play “King of Rock” by Run-DMC over and over and over, just the one song again and again for hours. After about 45 minutes, Tommy literally yanked the plug out of the jukebox and then physically threw me out on the sidewalk. I didn’t blame him though, I was being a jerk. But that sort of eccentricity was a part of the culture, it was the reason I didn’t go to Williams or Amherst, both of which offered me a LOT more money.

  164. @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.
     
    Not only his class. Poor northern New Englanders and upstate appleknockers, and plenty of Pennsylvanians and Jerseymen, saw him as a traitor to their interests and identity.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S.
     
    No, it isn't. The GOP has been remarkably consistent for the past 165 years-- the black man should be free, but after that, he's on his own. As is everybody else.

    If there is a difference between Lincoln and modern Republicans, it is that the latter are notably less racist. The only 20th-century politician who sponsored legislation to "send 'em back to Africa" was Theodore Bilbo, a Democrat.

    After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise [sic] versa...
     
    Balderdash. Democrats did not change; they just switched sides, as a football team does at the quarter. Same game plan; different direction.

    When the Democrats' traditional race obsession turned against them, Southerners were suddenly Johnny-come-lately libertarians, calling for the freedom of association they'd long opposed, and voting for the likes of Barry Goldwater. His best counties had 20 years earlier been FDR's. That's awfully quick to go from socialism to anarchism.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party...
     
    Yeah, right... Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama...

    You have an awfully expansive definition of "northern WASP"!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hibernian

    No, it isn’t. The GOP has been remarkably consistent for the past 165 years– the black man should be free, but after that, he’s on his own. As is everybody else.

    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless. To my knowledge there isn’t a party platform to bring back slavery (Hispanic indentured servants work just fine.) Issues like railroad rebates and “free” roads (no polls) aren’t central issues today. Today, a major segment of Republican voters are located in the South. Their ancestors fought against the formerly Republican North (now Democrat.) These parties aren’t nearly the same as 150+ years ago.

    Yeah, right… Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama…

    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs with Jewish influence as a heavy side dish. One big similarity between Trump and the Kennedys is remarkable financial independence. Joe Kennedy made some serious money in Wall Street and illegal liquor sales in the 1920s. That provided both remarkable political freedom in self-movement and policy choices. It’s why the establishments in both eras were so panicky concerning these Presidents.

    *Unions likely peaked in political influence in JFK’s White House.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs
     
    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.

    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless.
     
    Its institutional heritage is anything but. If any organization owes reparations, it is the Democratic Party. They themselves make the same point with Long Island Sound universities with endowments from slave-hauling sea captains.

    The actual National Socialist Party is banned outright in Germany not as a political party-- that would be illegal-- but as a criminal gang. The institution calling itself the Democratic Party is in similar position, and if it is allowed to continue to exist, it must be held responsible for its entire legacy. Before anyone else.

    Both payment and receipt of reparations can be done two ways-- individually, and institutionally.

    Note that Asheville's recent "reparatation" payment was taken from all taxpayers and channeled to community groups. It must be emphasized that this is a fraud, a bait-and-switch. It's checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.

    That way, it's more likely to be nothing.

    Replies: @Kronos, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous

  165. @Nodwink
    This has been a trend in Australia, too. I don't think you need a "conspiracy" for this to happen.

    As the reality of urban sprawl kicks in, the inner cities become a more attractive option for white-collar workers who don't want to sit in a car or bus for 90 minutes every morning. Here in Sydney, for example, a natural space was created by the de-industrialization of the inner city and inner west.

    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation - as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @alt right moderate

    I got the impression that progressive liberalism in Australia basically means not reacting when a homeless Aboriginal guy in Redfern calls you a “white c–t.” It’s essentially a manners game of little real world consequence.

    Ironically one of the best things you can probably do to help Aborigines is invest in Australian mining companies, since these firms actually operate in the Outback and employ the less hopeless Aborigines on their mines, and offer much better wages than most Aborigines could find doing menial jobs in urban centres.

  166. @Kronos
    @Anonymous

    Oh the Jewish element played a substantial role. But you got to keep in mind the WASPs played a substantial role in their partial demise. I rip on Boomers (and Boomer politicians especially) but they understand the failure of Behavioralism and thus Civil Rights all too well. The failure of their predecessors runs long and deep in their minds. They can never honestly discuss it (at least openly) but always politically maneuver around it.

    https://youtu.be/2DX2yVucz24

    I recommend you buy the book and examine the citations yourself. The most dangerous traps are those that you personally designed. If your a Warhammer 40k fan The 1964 Civil Rights Act is essentially the WASPs “Rubric of Ahriman,” a binding spell that had unintended consequences and can’t be escaped from.

    https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Rubric_of_Ahriman

    Replies: @utu

    Rudolf Steiner associated Ahriman, the lower spirit, with materialism, science, heredity, objectivity, and soul-hardening. -wiki

    Sums up Steve Sailer and his blog: Lower spirit and soul-hardening. Not that there is anything wrong with it. But there are karmic consequences.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @utu


    Sums up Steve Sailer and his blog: Lower spirit and soul-hardening.
     
    How so?
  167. @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Alarmist

    "VJ is a Chocolate Iranian"

    Valerie Jarrett is CIA + MI6 = Muslim Brotherhood. It's fair to say President Obama is an intelligence product.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    I would have described BHO as a tool.

  168. @Anonymous
    @Sean


    AKA selling off the family silver.
     
    Could you explain what you mean by this? Is it a saying?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gordo

  169. @Buzz Mohawk
    Not only does Steve's hypothesis seem plausible, it reads as fact. Why is there any question as to its truth?

    Anyway, it IS a fact that Barry and Michelle Obama came out of perhaps the most corrupt political machine in the United States. And Barry deliberately moved his career there to take advantage of whatever "community organinizing" opportunities were offered to him.

    Replies: @SouthernSon

    Evelyn Pringle’s 2007 “Operation Board Games for Slumlords” details the actual b/g on Obama & Chicago slumlords. She was IMHO the definitive researcher on the grooming of Obama for the Presidency.

    • Replies: @Hans
    @SouthernSon

    Thanks for the Pringle heads up, SS. https://www.countercurrents.org/pringle280308.htm

  170. @SouthernSon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Evelyn Pringle's 2007 "Operation Board Games for Slumlords" details the actual b/g on Obama & Chicago slumlords. She was IMHO the definitive researcher on the grooming of Obama for the Presidency.

    Replies: @Hans

    Thanks for the Pringle heads up, SS. https://www.countercurrents.org/pringle280308.htm

  171. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Dan Hayes

    As long as Ireland can get away with its 12.5% corporation tax and European multinationals want to minimise taxes, the cranes will be there in the centre.

    Residential housing is a different matter, I remember the post-2008 collapse and all those half-built estates.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    I agree with you regarding the 12.5% corporation tax. But as you are aware, tax equalization has been a long-term EU project. If that occurs, it will be all over for the resuscitated Celtic Tiger!

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Dan Hayes

    " tax equalization has been a long-term EU project. If that occurs, it will be all over for the resuscitated Celtic Tiger!"

    The good news, if you can call it that, is that a prosperous Ireland is probably of more use to the EU in its current undeclared economic war with the UK, so I can see the gravy train rolling for at least the next 5-6 years.

  172. @Clyde
    @Dan Hayes


    Thanks for keeping us abreast of current Irish political lunacy .....
     
    I knew Ireland had fully flipped and flipped out when this most Catholic nation voted enthusiastically to legalize abortion. This was done via popular referendum.

    Nearly two in three Irish voters opted to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution, defying opinion polls that suggested the election could come down to the wire.
     
    Ireland today has one of the highest GDPs person and is full throttle for third world immigration and multiculturalism. And not joking, I blame Bono a lot for this Irish ethnomasochism. Begorrah B'Jeeze! What a mess.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    Yes, Bono looks like (and is) a malevolent character out of central casting!

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Dan Hayes


    Yes, Bono looks like (and is) a malevolent character out of central casting!
     
    Put a Bono looking clone in the next James Bond movie. He could be the Irish ruler of Wakanda who has brought them from spear chucking to nuclear weapons. Who has become the wealthiest man in Wakanda by setting up a local Guinness brewery. The Wakanda natives ditch all their native intoxicants and take up on Guinness.

    From their Wakanda base Bono and his African truth squads threaten to drop neutron bombs all over France and Germany. Eliminating the population but leaving all structures intact for when they migrate in due to global warming destroying their maize crops and cattle..

  173. @Sean

    Daley received criticism when family, personal friends, and political allies disproportionately benefited from city contracting. He took office in a city with regular annual budget surpluses and left the city with massive structural deficits. His budgets ran up the largest deficits in Chicago history. A national leader in privatization, he temporarily reduced budgetary shortfalls by leasing and selling public assets to private corporations, but this practice removed future sources of revenue...
     
    Public subsidy private profit. AKA selling off the family silver. Not his actual family obviously.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jim Don Bob

    Daley leased Chicago’s parking meters for 75 years to a private company in 2006 to cover budget and pension shortfalls.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/2/21348711/chicago-parking-meters-75-year-lease

    sell the family silver

    part with a valuable resource in order to gain an immediate advantage

    In 1985, the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan made a speech to the Tory Reform Group on the subject of privatization (the selling off of nationalized industries to private companies). He likened it to the selling of heirlooms by impoverished aristocratic families : First of all the Georgian silver goes…..

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jim Don Bob

    In 1985, the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan made a speech to the Tory Reform Group on the subject of privatization (the selling off of nationalized industries to private companies). He likened it to the selling of heirlooms by impoverished aristocratic families : First of all the Georgian silver goes…..

    Which demonstrates that the man was daft. Silverware is a consumer good, not an income producing asset. The activities of a state-owned enterprise will be performed on the open market and producers will usually face competition which will constrain their capacity to make prices (provided that collusion is suppressed by the authorities). Unless its your contention that state-appointed directors and managers will make better investment decisions than private industrialists, there's no need for state-owned enterprise except in odd circumstances. One supporter of the Thatcher program pointed out that in 1951, had they returned to office, the Atlee ministry had plans on the drawing board to nationalize the chemical industry. "Three-quarters of the chemicals now manufactured were not yet in 1951. We'd still be manufacturing the other quarter in enterprises beset by a monopoly union and surviving on subsidies from the Treasury'. The sort of thing you might want owned by the state would be natural monopolies or non-viable enterprises you offer as a social service. So, the water works, the urban transit service, and perhaps the local hospital.

    Same observation applies to public housing. Auction block, please.

  174. @Known Fact
    One theory behind De Blasio's long-running quest to empty Riker's Island Prison -- and put small new prisons in five unlucky neighborhoods! -- is that some developer/donor covets that unique location. Of course, the past few months have seen NYC's development prospects take a big hit in general.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    Just like the impetus for de Blasio’s quest for NYC carriage horse removal was motivated by some real estate mogul’s desire for their stable’s very valuable real estate!

  175. @Anonymous
    @Nodwink


    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation – as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.
     
    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?

    Replies: @Neuday, @Nodwink, @Kratoklastes

    That’s actually a little difficult to answer. The number of people claiming to be Aboriginal Australians has ballooned over the last thirty years, mostly because of government handouts. Many of these people have 1/8th or even 1/16th Aboriginal blood. Personally, I find it difficult to ascribe a racial motivation to a man with 94% European ancestry stealing the wallet of a man with 100% European ancestry.

    It is true that Aborigines (and “Aborigines”) commit crimes at a higher rate than the general population. Many full-bloods, though, live well away from major population centres, and the victims of domestic violence and sexual crimes are mostly other blacks AFAIK.

  176. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hibernian

    Mayor Rizzo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUQSKrxWTQ4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7rCx119Go]

    Go to 1:03 in the video. Look at whose picture is in the background.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSwueLGceX0

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Hibernian

    The old-time Italo-Americans would never have permitted such sacrilege!

  177. @utu
    @Kronos

    "Davis agreed to meet Barack for breakfast. Barack explained his interest in running for the Senate, and when Davis asked, “What would it take for you to be a U.S. Senator?”"

    I always wondered how Jack Ryan's withdrawal of his candidacy was engineered? I mean the behind the scene story. Or was it just pure luck for Obama?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Presumably, they had someone in the court system apparat passing them confidential papers. Might have been a patronage employee. Ethical reporters and editors would have skimmed it and then shredded it. You don’t have ethical people in the media anymore; the Chicago media were in the tank for him.

    • Thanks: utu
  178. @Kronos
    @MBlanc46

    Not to my knowledge but it’s a widely circulated urban legend in Chicago. I think a lot of white voters just had contempt for the guy for engaging in Marion Berry style dirty political dealings and such. It would’ve been awkward for his girlfriend though. Imagine sorting through his house after the funeral and finding women’s clothing that could only fit a 284 pound man.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirth_%26_Girth

    Replies: @Art Deco

    He’d been divorced for 36 years and had no children, fodder for rumor-mongers. Sometimes the rumor-mongers guess correctly (see Shep Smith, childless and divorced at age 29).

  179. @Arclight
    The entire concept deconcentrating poverty in urban renewal is about breaking up black neighborhoods, on the theory there is some kind of multiplier effect on bad behavior when you have block after block of undiluted blackness - and that is probably right.

    On the other hand, scattering the population elsewhere just means there is a larger geographic area with abnormal levels of crime and dysfunction as the leopard doesn’t change its spots and their friends from the old neighborhood come to visit to add extra vibrancy to previously quieter areas.

    In DC I had a friend who believed the government pursued a policy of planned neglect for SE, sort of like the flypaper theory back in the days if the Iraq invasion. I wonder if other cities will take that up as they desperately try to undo the damage of rioting and Covid-19 to recently gentrified sections of cities.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dr. Dre

    This is what happened to some of the smaller cities on the Hudson River in NY State. Because of proximity to NYC there are many prisons and mental institutions along the banks of the river; now those small cities like Ossining, Beacon, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie have numerous poor blacks and hispanix located there as these people came in to work in those institutions as well as to visit their homies who are doing time. The former population declined for various reasons; many oldtimers left the state because of high taxes. It’s a naturally beautiful and historic area, but the rich who have country estates nearby hideout to avoid the trouble in the cities and their children — if they have any — do not attend the public schools.

  180. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @The Craw

    Superb choice of moniker.

    "At rast! I have you in my crutches!"

    "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that you're on crutches."

    "No, you idiot! Not my crutches! You're in my crutches!"

    "Again, I'm sorry to hear abou your crutches, Mister Craw."

    "No! Not the Craw! The Craw!"

    "What is this about a craw?"

    "It's not a craw, you fool! I am the Craw! And you are in my crutches!"

    "Can I help you with your crutches?"

    "Stop mocking the Craw!"

    "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be disrespectful, Mr. Craw."

    "Not the Craw! The Craw!"

    You can keep doing it all night. Like Sinead said back when she was still sane and brilliant, It never gets old.

    Replies: @The Craw

    You are correct, sir.
    Back in the 60’s it was some of the funniest stuff I had ever heard.
    I think it has held up really well.
    Of course in the current climate it would NEVER be part of a network show. That makes it devilishly funny today. Tip of the hat to the writers of that show. And a tip of the hat to you as well.

  181. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hibernian

    Mayor Rizzo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUQSKrxWTQ4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7rCx119Go]

    Go to 1:03 in the video. Look at whose picture is in the background.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSwueLGceX0

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Hibernian

    Rizzo’s two terms as mayor were as a Daley style Democrat. A charter amendment to allow him a third consecutive term was defeated. One attempt, as a Democrat, for a third non-consecutive term, resulted in a Dem primary defeat, to Wilson Goode. His later attempt as a Republican was cut short by his death of a heart attack (after having won the Republican nomination.) His replacement, a Repub businessman named Egan, lost the general to Ed Rendell.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Hibernian

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Rizzo

  182. @Hibernian
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Rizzo's two terms as mayor were as a Daley style Democrat. A charter amendment to allow him a third consecutive term was defeated. One attempt, as a Democrat, for a third non-consecutive term, resulted in a Dem primary defeat, to Wilson Goode. His later attempt as a Republican was cut short by his death of a heart attack (after having won the Republican nomination.) His replacement, a Repub businessman named Egan, lost the general to Ed Rendell.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  183. @anonymous
    @TomSchmidt

    "Defensible space" ... Oh please! If that thesis were true, why wouldn't the similarly styled International Style towers on the north side of Chicago suffer the same issues and problems? Is it their tony Lake Shore address?

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    I can attest to, not theory, but actual lived experience of the low- and middle-income housing built not a mile from my house using defensible space theories. The townhouses are well-cared-for, and do not exhibit signs of litter anywhere. That’s because the residents of each house have spaces allocated to THEM, individually, rather than some amorphous public area that belongs to no one. That’s the essence of the theory, and it has worked in practice. As the book notes, the largest complaint about the housing from the residents is that they are not allowed to purchase it.

    The have not become bleeding sores of crime and disorder, causing the surrounding blocks to collapse.

    My wife has pointed out the same about Manhattan. Take the train into the city past housing projects and there is litter everywhere on the grounds. Newer condo buildings lack the litter (they also lack the park that the towers are supposed to reside in, per Corbusier.) But then the condo owners literally own their buildings, and if not neat themselves can pay people who can be fired to keep order. The projects have no direct accountability, and as pointed out earlier, NO ONE owns the space, so it is controlled by the most anti-social types.

    You won’t read the book, but you have here an actual experiment run in social science. It concludes a couple of things that might make right and left unhappy: the poor do NOT lack agency, but treating them like children leads to petulance.

  184. @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.
     
    Not only his class. Poor northern New Englanders and upstate appleknockers, and plenty of Pennsylvanians and Jerseymen, saw him as a traitor to their interests and identity.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S.
     
    No, it isn't. The GOP has been remarkably consistent for the past 165 years-- the black man should be free, but after that, he's on his own. As is everybody else.

    If there is a difference between Lincoln and modern Republicans, it is that the latter are notably less racist. The only 20th-century politician who sponsored legislation to "send 'em back to Africa" was Theodore Bilbo, a Democrat.

    After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise [sic] versa...
     
    Balderdash. Democrats did not change; they just switched sides, as a football team does at the quarter. Same game plan; different direction.

    When the Democrats' traditional race obsession turned against them, Southerners were suddenly Johnny-come-lately libertarians, calling for the freedom of association they'd long opposed, and voting for the likes of Barry Goldwater. His best counties had 20 years earlier been FDR's. That's awfully quick to go from socialism to anarchism.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party...
     
    Yeah, right... Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama...

    You have an awfully expansive definition of "northern WASP"!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hibernian

    You have an awfully expansive definition of “northern WASP”!

    Joe Clark and Richardson Dilworth of Philadelphia. John Lindsay (after converting from Republicanism.) Claiborne Pell and Sheldon Whitehouse of RI.

    Kerry is half WASP.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Hibernian

    The people you mention are followers, not leaders. They didn't "take over", they came crawling in defeat. Kind of like Leverett Saltonstall's campaigning in Irish bars.

    Yankees had lost control of southern New England by the early 20th century, and northern New England by the late 20th.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @Art Deco
    @Hibernian

    Andrew Greeley volunteered that his research indicated that when a family has mixed heritage, the culture of the family tends to favor one side over the other. In Kerry's family, that was his mother's side. IIRC, John Kerry was unaware until 2004 that his paternal-side grandfather committed suicide in 1921 and it's not clear that he was aware that the family name prior to 1898 was 'Kohn'. He had collateral relatives with money, but his immediate family were salaried bourgeois. Some of his schooling was paid for by his mother's aunts.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  185. @Prof. Woland
    @TomSchmidt

    I would seem that one of the goals of low income housing would be to have some of what makes whites successful rub off on blacks. It is not just about home equity or shopping. If there is a critical mass of blacks who only associate with one another then they will learn nothing.

    Perhaps there need to be studies that test the carrying capacity of neighborhoods to absorb blacks.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Steve Sailer, @anon, @TomSchmidt

    As others have pointed out, there’s a strong behaviorist desire. As Steve points out, nature and nurture are critical.

    What Defensible Space points out is that the build environment makes a difference, especially for the poor. Build chaos and ugliness, cheaply, and you get chaos and ugliness, compounded. Give people “skin in the game,” as the defensible space projects do, and you get a different result.

    Give people no skin in the game, and you get the result in Portland, where whites without a future in the system agitate to burn it down.

  186. @Prof. Woland
    @anon

    Presumably you and I believe in HBD, IQ, etc. which is why we come here but many people do not and they seem to be the ones who hold sway. So in their world, it would follow that the up and comers should grab onto the more experienced and successful's coattails and learn what it is they are doing right. That is supposedly what happens with affirmative action. we train subordinates, even if they are not the same stuff we are made of. Same with sports although that is more physical but you can take a marginal player and help them be more productive even if they cannot be a star. If you wanted to turn around a last place sports team, you would analyse what the winners did right not what the losers were doing wrong. Also, while intelligence is immutable and a big part of this, there are other factors that could rub off. So yes, I do not want to be diversified or integrated we all had to make the most of the hand we are dealt.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    If you grant that the black crime rate is much higher than the white, you’re still left with the percentages of blacks who are not criminals. If 1/3rd of black men are either in prison, on parole, or in jail awaiting trial, then 2/3rds are not. We can see lower class black dysfunction, but there are plenty of blacks who are functional but lack money to escape black neighborhoods that are dysfunctional.

    Defensible space argues structural changes can make a difference to empower the supermajority non-criminal segment of the black population. It doesn’t argue that the educational gap will close.

    There’s a reason recent surveys reflect 80% of blacks do NOT want to defund the police. That’s the noncriminal supermajority speaking. They may never close the gap, but they can tone down the violence with help from outside.

  187. @Kronos
    @Reg Cæsar


    No, it isn’t. The GOP has been remarkably consistent for the past 165 years– the black man should be free, but after that, he’s on his own. As is everybody else.
     
    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless. To my knowledge there isn’t a party platform to bring back slavery (Hispanic indentured servants work just fine.) Issues like railroad rebates and “free” roads (no polls) aren’t central issues today. Today, a major segment of Republican voters are located in the South. Their ancestors fought against the formerly Republican North (now Democrat.) These parties aren’t nearly the same as 150+ years ago.

    http://img.memerial.net/page/494/slavery-reinstated.jpg


    Yeah, right… Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama…
     
    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs with Jewish influence as a heavy side dish. One big similarity between Trump and the Kennedys is remarkable financial independence. Joe Kennedy made some serious money in Wall Street and illegal liquor sales in the 1920s. That provided both remarkable political freedom in self-movement and policy choices. It’s why the establishments in both eras were so panicky concerning these Presidents.

    *Unions likely peaked in political influence in JFK’s White House.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs

    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.

    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless.

    Its institutional heritage is anything but. If any organization owes reparations, it is the Democratic Party. They themselves make the same point with Long Island Sound universities with endowments from slave-hauling sea captains.

    The actual National Socialist Party is banned outright in Germany not as a political party– that would be illegal– but as a criminal gang. The institution calling itself the Democratic Party is in similar position, and if it is allowed to continue to exist, it must be held responsible for its entire legacy. Before anyone else.

    Both payment and receipt of reparations can be done two ways– individually, and institutionally.

    Note that Asheville’s recent “reparatation” payment was taken from all taxpayers and channeled to community groups. It must be emphasized that this is a fraud, a bait-and-switch. It’s checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.

    That way, it’s more likely to be nothing.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Reg Cæsar


    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fall-Anglo-America-Eric-Kaufmann/dp/0674013034

    They lost the population battle long ago. So it makes sense to focus on foundation power/money to influence things behind the scenes. They were able to wield the power of New Deal legislation after taking over the Democratic Party. After the collapse of the Bretton Woods system in 1974 they were able unleash banks and utilize the US dollar so to manage an apparatus of empire. They didn’t need domestic workers to operate factories, they could operate in China and option profits/goods from over there.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Reg Cæsar


    It’s checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.
     
    An excellent point. Thomas Sowell points out why Affirmative Action is favored by white elites: it transfers admissions from marginal white (and now Asian) persons to talented-tenth blacks. It does not threaten the admission of elite whites but it hobbles the rising whites and Asians so that elite whites do not have to compete with them. It does not benefit poor blacks at all, but of course the people who lose out under the system never know for sure. It thus makes middle whites pay a benefit to top blacks while the elite whites get social credit for supporting affirmative action but pay no price.

    Sowell says that reparations would be much fairer: they'd actually benefit the poorer blacks, and there would be a cost to the elite whites of enacting them.

    But, absolutely: checks to individuals. Cut out the connected grifting classes, white elite and talented tenths both.
    , @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar


    Note that Asheville’s recent “reparation” payment was taken from all taxpayers and channeled to community groups. It must be emphasized that this is a fraud, a bait-and-switch. It’s checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.
     
    This is what happens to most of the aid that goes to 'Africa'. The donors think its going to poor Africans, when in fact it's going into the pockets of their self-appointed 'leaders'.
  188. @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar


    You have an awfully expansive definition of “northern WASP”!
     
    Joe Clark and Richardson Dilworth of Philadelphia. John Lindsay (after converting from Republicanism.) Claiborne Pell and Sheldon Whitehouse of RI.

    Kerry is half WASP.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco

    The people you mention are followers, not leaders. They didn’t “take over”, they came crawling in defeat. Kind of like Leverett Saltonstall’s campaigning in Irish bars.

    Yankees had lost control of southern New England by the early 20th century, and northern New England by the late 20th.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar

    Clark was the first Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in a very long time.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  189. @Jim Don Bob
    @Sean

    Daley leased Chicago's parking meters for 75 years to a private company in 2006 to cover budget and pension shortfalls.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/2/21348711/chicago-parking-meters-75-year-lease

    sell the family silver

    part with a valuable resource in order to gain an immediate advantage

    In 1985, the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan made a speech to the Tory Reform Group on the subject of privatization (the selling off of nationalized industries to private companies). He likened it to the selling of heirlooms by impoverished aristocratic families : First of all the Georgian silver goes…..

    Replies: @Art Deco

    In 1985, the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan made a speech to the Tory Reform Group on the subject of privatization (the selling off of nationalized industries to private companies). He likened it to the selling of heirlooms by impoverished aristocratic families : First of all the Georgian silver goes…..

    Which demonstrates that the man was daft. Silverware is a consumer good, not an income producing asset. The activities of a state-owned enterprise will be performed on the open market and producers will usually face competition which will constrain their capacity to make prices (provided that collusion is suppressed by the authorities). Unless its your contention that state-appointed directors and managers will make better investment decisions than private industrialists, there’s no need for state-owned enterprise except in odd circumstances. One supporter of the Thatcher program pointed out that in 1951, had they returned to office, the Atlee ministry had plans on the drawing board to nationalize the chemical industry. “Three-quarters of the chemicals now manufactured were not yet in 1951. We’d still be manufacturing the other quarter in enterprises beset by a monopoly union and surviving on subsidies from the Treasury’. The sort of thing you might want owned by the state would be natural monopolies or non-viable enterprises you offer as a social service. So, the water works, the urban transit service, and perhaps the local hospital.

    Same observation applies to public housing. Auction block, please.

  190. @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar


    You have an awfully expansive definition of “northern WASP”!
     
    Joe Clark and Richardson Dilworth of Philadelphia. John Lindsay (after converting from Republicanism.) Claiborne Pell and Sheldon Whitehouse of RI.

    Kerry is half WASP.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco

    Andrew Greeley volunteered that his research indicated that when a family has mixed heritage, the culture of the family tends to favor one side over the other. In Kerry’s family, that was his mother’s side. IIRC, John Kerry was unaware until 2004 that his paternal-side grandfather committed suicide in 1921 and it’s not clear that he was aware that the family name prior to 1898 was ‘Kohn’. He had collateral relatives with money, but his immediate family were salaried bourgeois. Some of his schooling was paid for by his mother’s aunts.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Art Deco

    The Forbes family (JK's mother's side of the Kerry family) was fabulously wealthy. John Murray Forbes more or less owned the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy until he sold it to The Empire Builder, James J. Hill of St. Paul. It became one of the Hill Lines along with the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific. These lines became the Burlington Northern which merged with the Santa Fe to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe or BNSF.

    Parents hold on to family money very closely until they die or are declared incompetent, usually. The children likely are senior citizens themselves by that time.

    My Dad was in seminary with Fr. Greeley. Fr. Greeley did not have a good reputation there

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

  191. Pritzkers thought Obama would get Chicago the Olympics and that they could make Billions with a B off of that.

  192. @Anonymous
    @Kronos

    What a load of nonsense.


    It’s a bit more complicated then that. It was a ploy to dislodge uppity Catholics (unions, mafia) from the English power structures in the urban areas.
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    The English (mainly northern English) viewed blacks as easy to manage
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    By using urban renew measures, blacks could easily replace unionized Catholic ethnics and take over their jobs.
     
    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy. You are very creative!

    There were fears by English-American Behavioralists that too much money would make blacks too smart for their own good.
     
    Zero evidence of that.

    But the overall strategy rested on the idea that education could raise black IQ to take over Catholic ethnic factory jobs.
     
    Zero evidence of such a conspiracy.

    Why English dominated Supreme Court decisions (especially in the Warren era strangely enough) had such a hard-on for abolishing school prayer and state funding for parish schools. (English morality was already infused into secular public schools.)
     
    Actually, the Jews, primarily, shaped public opinion and public incentives (financial and social), and the Supreme Court followed suit, as it usually does. Jews don’t like having Christianity in schools or public places.

    Replies: @Kronos, @ATBOTL

    WASP liberals played a leading role in the collapse of America and they were up to no good even back in the early 1800’s when Jews had relatively little power. Your reply is one of the most stupid and ignorant in the history of this blog. Do some research about the history of American liberalism, the abolitionist movement, New England intellectuals, the progressive movement and liberal Protestant churches before wasting space with another garbage post.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @ATBOTL


    iberals played a leading role in the collapse of America and they were up to no good even back in the early 1800’s when Jews had relatively little power. Your reply is one of the most stupid and ignorant in the history of this blog.
     
    White Protestants founded this country and are primarily to be credited for keeping it together as long as it has been together.

    Yours are baseless accusations. As was written above, there is no evidence for those claims.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  193. @utu
    @Kronos

    Rudolf Steiner associated Ahriman, the lower spirit, with materialism, science, heredity, objectivity, and soul-hardening. -wiki

    Sums up Steve Sailer and his blog: Lower spirit and soul-hardening. Not that there is anything wrong with it. But there are karmic consequences.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Sums up Steve Sailer and his blog: Lower spirit and soul-hardening.

    How so?

  194. @Corvinus
    My conspiracy theory is that the Trump Administration was a giant outgrowth of a successful conspiracy by a cast of characters such as Putin, Klimnik, Manafort, and Prince, to reshape the Middle East and acquire mammon along the way.

    So far, extraordinarily few alleged professional pattern recognizers have shown much interest at all in the machinations behind the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s almost as if Trump remains a relatively young and well-connected enough of a personage to discourage much inquiry into his emergence into the recent political scene. But my conspiracy theory is plausible.

    Here’s an interesting thing about plausible conspiracy theories: they’re boring. Virtually nobody find this idea interesting, despite all the ironic light it shines on the Trump Administration.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Sailer!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Clyde, @Rob

    Corvy, do have cable? Ever watch new news? CNN or MSNBC? The Trump-Putin conspiracy theory has had a lot of air time over the past few years.

    There was a Special Counsel, Muller, who investigated it for maybe 18 months? He indicted several Russian meme-men, and caught a couple of Americans in process crimes. He issued a report, and Congress asked him questions…

    I seem to recall you coming around to ask Steve what he thought about the ongoing investigation a bunch.

    Steve is not actually an equal counterweight to the mass media, though it seems that way. His niche is in seeing things studiously ignored by mainstream media. You see, the fact that a story is on tv every night usually means Steve won’t cover it.

    Glad I could help.

    If seeing the DNC pull the same ‘ZMG!1!, Russia is helping Bernie in the primary!1! ‘ did not convince you that Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times, I don’t know what to tell you. Besides, can you imagine Trump being a cahoots with someone, and not talking about it?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Rob

    Corvy, do have cable? Ever watch new news? CNN or MSNBC? The Trump-Putin conspiracy theory has had a lot of air time over the past few years.

    "He indicted several Russian meme-men, and caught a couple of Americans in process crimes".

    It's much more than that.

    "I seem to recall you coming around to ask Steve what he thought about the ongoing investigation a bunch."

    It would be nice to know from the alleged pattern recognizer where he stands on this important issue. But he avoids it like the plague. He is st

    "Steve is not actually an equal counterweight to the mass media..."

    But he plays an important role in the Alt Right world.

    "His niche is in seeing things studiously ignored by mainstream media".

    Seemingly ignored, or what he believes ought to be presented. Regardless, he has also made commentary on monumental events covered by the "legacy media".

    "Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times..."

    Except it is other than a hoax.

    "Besides, can you imagine Trump being a cahoots with someone, and not talking about it?"

    Yes, I can. That's what shady characters do.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  195. @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs
     
    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.

    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless.
     
    Its institutional heritage is anything but. If any organization owes reparations, it is the Democratic Party. They themselves make the same point with Long Island Sound universities with endowments from slave-hauling sea captains.

    The actual National Socialist Party is banned outright in Germany not as a political party-- that would be illegal-- but as a criminal gang. The institution calling itself the Democratic Party is in similar position, and if it is allowed to continue to exist, it must be held responsible for its entire legacy. Before anyone else.

    Both payment and receipt of reparations can be done two ways-- individually, and institutionally.

    Note that Asheville's recent "reparatation" payment was taken from all taxpayers and channeled to community groups. It must be emphasized that this is a fraud, a bait-and-switch. It's checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.

    That way, it's more likely to be nothing.

    Replies: @Kronos, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous

    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.

    They lost the population battle long ago. So it makes sense to focus on foundation power/money to influence things behind the scenes. They were able to wield the power of New Deal legislation after taking over the Democratic Party. After the collapse of the Bretton Woods system in 1974 they were able unleash banks and utilize the US dollar so to manage an apparatus of empire. They didn’t need domestic workers to operate factories, they could operate in China and option profits/goods from over there.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Kronos


    So it makes sense to focus on foundation power/money to influence things behind the scenes.
     
    Major case of projection here by this commenter.

    Replies: @Kronos

  196. Two points about Cabrini Green:

    1.) Has anyone seen the horror movie Candyman, which is set in Cabrini Green?

    2.) I once attended an academic conference where one of the presenters celebrated Cabrini Green as an organic community, or something.

  197. Is gentrification the underlying motivation for the blackballing of redlining?

  198. @For what it's worth
    I lived in Hyde Park (Obama's old district) in Chicago for a few weeks in the summer of 2004, when Obama ran for his Senate seat. The seat had previously been held by Peter Fitzgerald, a conservative Republican, who chose not to run. It's plausible that Jack Ryan, the telegenic Republican primary winner, might have held the seat if his sealed divorce records hadn't been unsealed. Pretty miserable politics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician)#Campaign_demise

    Replies: @Brutusale

    Not many divorces involve anything like this.

    Unseal that all you want.

    That Jack Ryan had that at home and he wanted her to go to swinger clubs with him proved his unfitness for higher office.

    • Replies: @For what it's worth
    @Brutusale

    1.) Jack Ryan denied the allegations at the time of the divorce. I don't know whether he acknowledged their truth later.

    2.) Both Jack *and* Jeri wanted to keep the record sealed in the interest of their son. The court unsealed the record anyway.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeri_Ryan#Personal_life

    Replies: @Brutusale

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Brutusale


    That Jack Ryan had that at home and he wanted her to go to swinger clubs with him proved his unfitness for higher office.
     
    Tru dat, bro. She was recently in one of the Bosch series on Amazon Prime and is still a fine looking woman.
  199. @Brutusale
    @For what it's worth

    Not many divorces involve anything like this.

    https://scifanatic-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/7of9_s4c.jpg

    Unseal that all you want.

    That Jack Ryan had that at home and he wanted her to go to swinger clubs with him proved his unfitness for higher office.

    Replies: @For what it's worth, @Jim Don Bob

    1.) Jack Ryan denied the allegations at the time of the divorce. I don’t know whether he acknowledged their truth later.

    2.) Both Jack *and* Jeri wanted to keep the record sealed in the interest of their son. The court unsealed the record anyway.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeri_Ryan#Personal_life

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @For what it's worth

    I never said either wanted it unsealed, simply that, given a politician and a pulchritudinous television star playing a character showcasing said pulchritude, the seal never had a chance.

    https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article392252.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/seal-clubbing-image-2-224556181.jpg

  200. @Brutusale
    @For what it's worth

    Not many divorces involve anything like this.

    https://scifanatic-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/7of9_s4c.jpg

    Unseal that all you want.

    That Jack Ryan had that at home and he wanted her to go to swinger clubs with him proved his unfitness for higher office.

    Replies: @For what it's worth, @Jim Don Bob

    That Jack Ryan had that at home and he wanted her to go to swinger clubs with him proved his unfitness for higher office.

    Tru dat, bro. She was recently in one of the Bosch series on Amazon Prime and is still a fine looking woman.

  201. @Anonymous
    @Nodwink


    Of course, once gentrification began, there was a great urgency to move the Aboriginal population out of Everleigh Street, and back to Bourke and Wilcannia. Many of these gentrifiers belonged to the progressive middle-class, and were great fans of Aboriginal liberation – as long as that liberation was a safe distance away.
     
    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?

    Replies: @Neuday, @Nodwink, @Kratoklastes

    Do Aboriginal populations commit crime and violence against Whites to the same extent that American blacks do?

    Urban youth and adolescents tend towards car thefts, joy-riding and opportunistic minor theft, while older Aborigines specialise in public drunkenness.

    Most of the violence is internecine (as it is with US blacks), and at 3% of the population (most of those barely Aboriginal) it barely registers.

    For almost 3/4 of them – the most-aboriginal 3/4 – the risk of spillover violence to whites is limited because there are fuck-all whites to be affected: ~150k of the ~650k live in ‘Remote’ or ‘Very Remote’ areas; ~320k live in ‘Regional’ or ‘Outer Regional’ areas.

    Imagine how much (or little) mischief US urban blacks could achieve if the entire US urban black population was less than the population of Anchorage (or if the total number of US blacks was the same as the population of Nashville or El Paso, but 1/4 of them lived in the Mojave Desert and another 1/2 of them lived in towns smaller than Bend, Oregon).

    Even if you were to per-capita the headcounts (i.e., assume that the US black population was 4.5m – the 650k Aboriginals, times the ratio of US pop to Oz pop), you could keep the town-size comparisons intact. So think about what ‘black on white voilence’ would look like if a combined total of just over a million blacks lived in cities, taking into account all US cities larger than Little Rock AK.

    The reason white Yanks get all pearl-clutchy about black-on-white violence isn’t because of its extent: it’s because the violence is focused in half a dozen major conurbations (because that’s where blacks are) and so gets media attention.

    If the same level of violence was spread mostly in rural and remote US, you would never hear about it – and they would mostly be doing it to each other (which is already the case).

  202. Anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @ATBOTL
    @Anonymous

    WASP liberals played a leading role in the collapse of America and they were up to no good even back in the early 1800's when Jews had relatively little power. Your reply is one of the most stupid and ignorant in the history of this blog. Do some research about the history of American liberalism, the abolitionist movement, New England intellectuals, the progressive movement and liberal Protestant churches before wasting space with another garbage post.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    iberals played a leading role in the collapse of America and they were up to no good even back in the early 1800’s when Jews had relatively little power. Your reply is one of the most stupid and ignorant in the history of this blog.

    White Protestants founded this country and are primarily to be credited for keeping it together as long as it has been together.

    Yours are baseless accusations. As was written above, there is no evidence for those claims.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Anonymous


    White Protestants founded this country and are primarily to be credited for keeping it together as long as it has been together.
     
    There are Fundamentalists Protestants, middle of the road Protestants, and "At most one God" Protestants. The last of these three are the ones who caused the trouble.
  203. @Kronos
    @Reg Cæsar


    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fall-Anglo-America-Eric-Kaufmann/dp/0674013034

    They lost the population battle long ago. So it makes sense to focus on foundation power/money to influence things behind the scenes. They were able to wield the power of New Deal legislation after taking over the Democratic Party. After the collapse of the Bretton Woods system in 1974 they were able unleash banks and utilize the US dollar so to manage an apparatus of empire. They didn’t need domestic workers to operate factories, they could operate in China and option profits/goods from over there.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    So it makes sense to focus on foundation power/money to influence things behind the scenes.

    Major case of projection here by this commenter.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Anonymous

    I can’t see how that makes any sense. Soros has a whole legion of middle men working behind the scenes. I’m many things but a gamma that considers himself a secret king isn’t one of them.

  204. @Rob
    @Corvinus

    Corvy, do have cable? Ever watch new news? CNN or MSNBC? The Trump-Putin conspiracy theory has had a lot of air time over the past few years.

    There was a Special Counsel, Muller, who investigated it for maybe 18 months? He indicted several Russian meme-men, and caught a couple of Americans in process crimes. He issued a report, and Congress asked him questions...

    I seem to recall you coming around to ask Steve what he thought about the ongoing investigation a bunch.

    Steve is not actually an equal counterweight to the mass media, though it seems that way. His niche is in seeing things studiously ignored by mainstream media. You see, the fact that a story is on tv every night usually means Steve won’t cover it.

    Glad I could help.

    If seeing the DNC pull the same ‘ZMG!1!, Russia is helping Bernie in the primary!1! ‘ did not convince you that Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times, I don’t know what to tell you. Besides, can you imagine Trump being a cahoots with someone, and not talking about it?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Corvy, do have cable? Ever watch new news? CNN or MSNBC? The Trump-Putin conspiracy theory has had a lot of air time over the past few years.

    “He indicted several Russian meme-men, and caught a couple of Americans in process crimes”.

    It’s much more than that.

    “I seem to recall you coming around to ask Steve what he thought about the ongoing investigation a bunch.”

    It would be nice to know from the alleged pattern recognizer where he stands on this important issue. But he avoids it like the plague. He is st

    “Steve is not actually an equal counterweight to the mass media…”

    But he plays an important role in the Alt Right world.

    “His niche is in seeing things studiously ignored by mainstream media”.

    Seemingly ignored, or what he believes ought to be presented. Regardless, he has also made commentary on monumental events covered by the “legacy media”.

    “Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times…”

    Except it is other than a hoax.

    “Besides, can you imagine Trump being a cahoots with someone, and not talking about it?”

    Yes, I can. That’s what shady characters do.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Corvinus



    “Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times…”
     
    Except it is other than a hoax.
     
    So McCarthy was right. Just 70 years too early-- a " premature anti-fascist!"

    Poor, innocent Uncle Joe was slandered. By his namesake.

  205. @Anonymous
    @Kronos


    So it makes sense to focus on foundation power/money to influence things behind the scenes.
     
    Major case of projection here by this commenter.

    Replies: @Kronos

    I can’t see how that makes any sense. Soros has a whole legion of middle men working behind the scenes. I’m many things but a gamma that considers himself a secret king isn’t one of them.

  206. @Reg Cæsar
    @Hibernian

    The people you mention are followers, not leaders. They didn't "take over", they came crawling in defeat. Kind of like Leverett Saltonstall's campaigning in Irish bars.

    Yankees had lost control of southern New England by the early 20th century, and northern New England by the late 20th.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Clark was the first Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in a very long time.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Hibernian


    Clark was the first Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in a very long time.
     
    The GOP had held it for 64 of the previous 68 years, the exception being the "Keystone" Party. The city charter was replaced in 1951, and it's been nothing but Democrats since:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Philadelphia

    That's fishier than anything in Fish Town!

  207. @Corvinus
    @Rob

    Corvy, do have cable? Ever watch new news? CNN or MSNBC? The Trump-Putin conspiracy theory has had a lot of air time over the past few years.

    "He indicted several Russian meme-men, and caught a couple of Americans in process crimes".

    It's much more than that.

    "I seem to recall you coming around to ask Steve what he thought about the ongoing investigation a bunch."

    It would be nice to know from the alleged pattern recognizer where he stands on this important issue. But he avoids it like the plague. He is st

    "Steve is not actually an equal counterweight to the mass media..."

    But he plays an important role in the Alt Right world.

    "His niche is in seeing things studiously ignored by mainstream media".

    Seemingly ignored, or what he believes ought to be presented. Regardless, he has also made commentary on monumental events covered by the "legacy media".

    "Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times..."

    Except it is other than a hoax.

    "Besides, can you imagine Trump being a cahoots with someone, and not talking about it?"

    Yes, I can. That's what shady characters do.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    “Russian Collusion was mostly a hoax both times…”

    Except it is other than a hoax.

    So McCarthy was right. Just 70 years too early– a ” premature anti-fascist!”

    Poor, innocent Uncle Joe was slandered. By his namesake.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  208. @Art Deco
    @Hibernian

    Andrew Greeley volunteered that his research indicated that when a family has mixed heritage, the culture of the family tends to favor one side over the other. In Kerry's family, that was his mother's side. IIRC, John Kerry was unaware until 2004 that his paternal-side grandfather committed suicide in 1921 and it's not clear that he was aware that the family name prior to 1898 was 'Kohn'. He had collateral relatives with money, but his immediate family were salaried bourgeois. Some of his schooling was paid for by his mother's aunts.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    The Forbes family (JK’s mother’s side of the Kerry family) was fabulously wealthy. John Murray Forbes more or less owned the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy until he sold it to The Empire Builder, James J. Hill of St. Paul. It became one of the Hill Lines along with the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific. These lines became the Burlington Northern which merged with the Santa Fe to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe or BNSF.

    Parents hold on to family money very closely until they die or are declared incompetent, usually. The children likely are senior citizens themselves by that time.

    My Dad was in seminary with Fr. Greeley. Fr. Greeley did not have a good reputation there

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Hibernian

    Fr. Greeley was a charlatan before, doing and after his ordination. I especially relished his being miffed at being denied tenure at the University of Chicago. The chutzpah of a second-rate sociologist/soft (very) porn novelist!

  209. @Anonymous
    @ATBOTL


    iberals played a leading role in the collapse of America and they were up to no good even back in the early 1800’s when Jews had relatively little power. Your reply is one of the most stupid and ignorant in the history of this blog.
     
    White Protestants founded this country and are primarily to be credited for keeping it together as long as it has been together.

    Yours are baseless accusations. As was written above, there is no evidence for those claims.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    White Protestants founded this country and are primarily to be credited for keeping it together as long as it has been together.

    There are Fundamentalists Protestants, middle of the road Protestants, and “At most one God” Protestants. The last of these three are the ones who caused the trouble.

  210. @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar

    Clark was the first Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in a very long time.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Clark was the first Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in a very long time.

    The GOP had held it for 64 of the previous 68 years, the exception being the “Keystone” Party. The city charter was replaced in 1951, and it’s been nothing but Democrats since:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Philadelphia

    That’s fishier than anything in Fish Town!

  211. @MBlanc46
    @Kronos

    I remember that painting of Washington and Rush and Tillman barging into the AI to steal it. I figured it was simply an attempt to mock the memory of the sainted Harold. Is there real evidence that Washington was a CD?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Gary in Gramercy

    I was in law school in Chicago when some joker painted “Mirth and Girth” as a tasteless dig at the lately-deceased Harold Washington, whom Chicago blacks revered. David Garrow’s book — which, as commenter Kronos says, is excellent and professional in the way political biography generally isn’t anymore — notes that BHO’s original goal was to emulate Harold Washington by getting elected Mayor of Chicago. A state senate seat was just the first step; after a few years in Springfield, Obama would run for Congress (as Harold had done), and eventually, seek to be Da Mare. But I digress.

    I remember clearly that when the two black aldermen came to the Art Institute of Chicago to remove the offending portrait, they said they were there to “arrest the painting.” I don’t recall if they read the painting its Miranda rights, or allowed it to call an attorney before they removed it from the Art Institute.

    I asked one of my law professors whether such a thing (offended aldermen simply barging into an art museum, and taking a painting they didn’t like off the walls because… reasons) was possible, and if there were competing interests at stake — like, for example, freedom of expression, even if the painting was arguably in poor taste. He hemmed and hawed a lot, muttering about “sensitivity to people’s feelings.” And this was in the 1980’s. At a law school where the faculty was thought to be less reliably liberal than at other comparable institutions.

    Chicago blacks are definitely a breed apart.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
  212. @R.G. Camara
    The problem with this conspiracy theory is that it's slow-moving, which makes it boring. There's no "aha!" moment where the plan either works or is foiled. That's why the JFK and moon landing conspiracy theories are much more interesting to the casual observer. Long-term municipal housing law changes? Booooring.

    For example, the American Revolution was literally a Masonic conspiracy. 90% of the Founding Fathers were Masons, the ideas were hatched during the French & Indian war when the British began exacting a lot more tax revenue from the colonies and exerting more control, the Masonic lodges were used to figure out who to trust, the codes used to pass notes were all Masonic, and the plan made sure that the military (led by Mason George Washington) had the propaganda support of the press (Masons Franklin, Sam Adams, and the rest).

    Heck, when they won the war, they did a big Mason victory dance by designing the capital city (Washington D.C.) as a big celebration of the Masonic brotherhood (lots of Masonic architecture and symbols throughout L'Enfant's city).

    All of this is established history, none of it conjecture. And yet outside of a few small corners of the internet, no one finds in interesting or noteworthy. Why? Because it was a slow-moving event that there was never any point the plan was going to fail; even Washington's military strategy was Fabian, so he never engaged in a decisive battle unless he could ensure he could escape if it went south.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Wherever people don’t trust the government you get secret societies.

  213. @Dan Hayes
    @Clyde

    Yes, Bono looks like (and is) a malevolent character out of central casting!

    Replies: @Clyde

    Yes, Bono looks like (and is) a malevolent character out of central casting!

    Put a Bono looking clone in the next James Bond movie. He could be the Irish ruler of Wakanda who has brought them from spear chucking to nuclear weapons. Who has become the wealthiest man in Wakanda by setting up a local Guinness brewery. The Wakanda natives ditch all their native intoxicants and take up on Guinness.

    From their Wakanda base Bono and his African truth squads threaten to drop neutron bombs all over France and Germany. Eliminating the population but leaving all structures intact for when they migrate in due to global warming destroying their maize crops and cattle..

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  214. Its similar to Gavin Newsom pushing Huntington Beach to have more Mexicans by building more apartments. In fact Gavin, end up not getting as much condos/apartments into Huntington Beach as he thought since people opposed this. Joe Biden, according to Stanley Kurtz is going back to pushing blacks or latinos to suburbs again by forcing them to built more apartments, but like Gavin Newsom in California who exempts liberal suburban county Marin in the north and forces some OC cities like Huntington Beach in the south of California it will backfire.

  215. @Sandy Berger's Socks
    The manipulation of real estate prices, by adding/subtracting low income housing occupants is the real conspiracy.

    Safe streets, good schools, low crime, etc, are just polite terms for no or few blacks and high real estate prices.

    "Forget about it, Steve. It's Chicago."

    Replies: @Ragno

    Safe streets, good schools, low crime, etc, are just polite terms for no or few blacks and high real estate prices.

    And with no blacks, you don’t need to jack up the price of real estate. But then you’d be tangling with the Jews, and people would sooner watch their nations burn.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Ragno

    Maybe we should have an "Exactly" button.

  216. @Reg Cæsar
    @TomSchmidt


    Her idea was to make these an equal mix of public housing, moderate-income, and market-rate units. That site would then serve 67 public housing units. I pointed out to the plaintiffs that the history of such mixed-income developments (particularly in Yonkers) was that they became fully occupied by low-income families in a short period of time. This is because it is difficult to keep market-rate tenants living among public housing residents when they have other options.
     
    Minoru Yamasaki's original design for Pruitt-Igoe in St Louis was similar to this. But the city's housing authority told him to tear it up and do 100% high-rise. I doubt Yamasaki's vision was as nefarious as the NAACP's; he grew up in Seattle where such a plan would have been benign.

    But what did the housing authority know? I'd always assumed they were just being cheapskates, but now you have me wondering...

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    When the system broke in the Depression, we might have had a hard turn into fascism, or National or International Socialism. It frankly scared the bejesus out of the ruling class. One writer I follow suggests that the whole building of suburbia was a kind of project to create jobs for people so that mass unemployment would not lead to social strife. And then there was the creation of what David Graeber calls Bullshit Jobs (quintessential example: cold-caller) to absorb people’s time and keep them away from seeing how life has been made miserable by the elites.

    That system is breaking down. The easy land for suburbs has been consumed, and driving 60 miles to get to work only works when oil is cheap to do so. Even so, it has been the dominant paradigm for the USA for a long time, and there are plenty of people who “wet their beaks” from real estate “development.” You can be sure that not a few of them delight in neighborhood-destroying social chaos introduced by harsh, filing-cabinet housing projects.

  217. @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs
     
    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.

    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless.
     
    Its institutional heritage is anything but. If any organization owes reparations, it is the Democratic Party. They themselves make the same point with Long Island Sound universities with endowments from slave-hauling sea captains.

    The actual National Socialist Party is banned outright in Germany not as a political party-- that would be illegal-- but as a criminal gang. The institution calling itself the Democratic Party is in similar position, and if it is allowed to continue to exist, it must be held responsible for its entire legacy. Before anyone else.

    Both payment and receipt of reparations can be done two ways-- individually, and institutionally.

    Note that Asheville's recent "reparatation" payment was taken from all taxpayers and channeled to community groups. It must be emphasized that this is a fraud, a bait-and-switch. It's checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.

    That way, it's more likely to be nothing.

    Replies: @Kronos, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous

    It’s checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.

    An excellent point. Thomas Sowell points out why Affirmative Action is favored by white elites: it transfers admissions from marginal white (and now Asian) persons to talented-tenth blacks. It does not threaten the admission of elite whites but it hobbles the rising whites and Asians so that elite whites do not have to compete with them. It does not benefit poor blacks at all, but of course the people who lose out under the system never know for sure. It thus makes middle whites pay a benefit to top blacks while the elite whites get social credit for supporting affirmative action but pay no price.

    Sowell says that reparations would be much fairer: they’d actually benefit the poorer blacks, and there would be a cost to the elite whites of enacting them.

    But, absolutely: checks to individuals. Cut out the connected grifting classes, white elite and talented tenths both.

  218. @Hibernian
    @Art Deco

    The Forbes family (JK's mother's side of the Kerry family) was fabulously wealthy. John Murray Forbes more or less owned the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy until he sold it to The Empire Builder, James J. Hill of St. Paul. It became one of the Hill Lines along with the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific. These lines became the Burlington Northern which merged with the Santa Fe to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe or BNSF.

    Parents hold on to family money very closely until they die or are declared incompetent, usually. The children likely are senior citizens themselves by that time.

    My Dad was in seminary with Fr. Greeley. Fr. Greeley did not have a good reputation there

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    Fr. Greeley was a charlatan before, doing and after his ordination. I especially relished his being miffed at being denied tenure at the University of Chicago. The chutzpah of a second-rate sociologist/soft (very) porn novelist!

  219. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    They’re primary political/financial backers were WASPs
     
    That was more an admission of loss and a surrender than a victory of any kind. Kind of like John Lindsay, John D Rockefeller the ?, and that Chafee kid becoming Democrats.

    I meant so much sheer political/economic/technological/electoral change has occurred that the continuous name of a political party is often meaningless.
     
    Its institutional heritage is anything but. If any organization owes reparations, it is the Democratic Party. They themselves make the same point with Long Island Sound universities with endowments from slave-hauling sea captains.

    The actual National Socialist Party is banned outright in Germany not as a political party-- that would be illegal-- but as a criminal gang. The institution calling itself the Democratic Party is in similar position, and if it is allowed to continue to exist, it must be held responsible for its entire legacy. Before anyone else.

    Both payment and receipt of reparations can be done two ways-- individually, and institutionally.

    Note that Asheville's recent "reparatation" payment was taken from all taxpayers and channeled to community groups. It must be emphasized that this is a fraud, a bait-and-switch. It's checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.

    That way, it's more likely to be nothing.

    Replies: @Kronos, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous

    Note that Asheville’s recent “reparation” payment was taken from all taxpayers and channeled to community groups. It must be emphasized that this is a fraud, a bait-and-switch. It’s checks to individuals, or nothing. No compromise.

    This is what happens to most of the aid that goes to ‘Africa’. The donors think its going to poor Africans, when in fact it’s going into the pockets of their self-appointed ‘leaders’.

  220. @Kronos
    @TomSchmidt

    Well yes, they were WASP Republicans. Believe it or not the WASP coasts were traditionally Republican. New York, Oregon, you name it. Before the 1960s, the national elite was primarily made up in the Republican Party. Which is why they found FDR to be a traitor to his class in the 1930s-1940s.

    This is why the modern usage of the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln and anti-slavery is utter B.S. Party names like “Republican” or “Democrat” are far less useful compared to geography (North, South) or intellectual tradition. After 1968 everything flipped to Democrats becoming Republican and vise versa and is very interesting. You had people like Mayor Linsey who made the switch.

    After the 1960s, northern WASPs took over the Democratic Party after decapitating the old leadership (poor JFK) and both respective parties are really just divided on social issues. One group wants to live a spicy lifestyle and other not so much. Which is big reason why economic issues are barely discussed and replaced with those relating to race and culture.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @TomSchmidt

    Fascinating in this regard to look at the map of the 1976 election. Ford won MI and IL, and NJ and CT, and Carter won the solid South, every state EXCEPT VA. Excepting Hawaii, the only state west of the 100th parallel to vote for Carter was Texas.

    https://www.270towin.com/1976_Election/

  221. @Ragno
    @Sandy Berger's Socks


    Safe streets, good schools, low crime, etc, are just polite terms for no or few blacks and high real estate prices.
     
    And with no blacks, you don't need to jack up the price of real estate. But then you'd be tangling with the Jews, and people would sooner watch their nations burn.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Maybe we should have an “Exactly” button.

  222. @For what it's worth
    @Brutusale

    1.) Jack Ryan denied the allegations at the time of the divorce. I don't know whether he acknowledged their truth later.

    2.) Both Jack *and* Jeri wanted to keep the record sealed in the interest of their son. The court unsealed the record anyway.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeri_Ryan#Personal_life

    Replies: @Brutusale

    I never said either wanted it unsealed, simply that, given a politician and a pulchritudinous television star playing a character showcasing said pulchritude, the seal never had a chance.

  223. @Dan Hayes
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I agree with you regarding the 12.5% corporation tax. But as you are aware, tax equalization has been a long-term EU project. If that occurs, it will be all over for the resuscitated Celtic Tiger!

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    ” tax equalization has been a long-term EU project. If that occurs, it will be all over for the resuscitated Celtic Tiger!”

    The good news, if you can call it that, is that a prosperous Ireland is probably of more use to the EU in its current undeclared economic war with the UK, so I can see the gravy train rolling for at least the next 5-6 years.

    • Thanks: Dan Hayes

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