10 October 2012

Bring low the enemy of Multiculturalism


We have seen how the free press in a liberal democracy can spout the reigning dogma in ways that call to mind the old Pravda or Izvestya.

The parallels do not end there.  Many Westerners today have the growing sense their children's schools as well as pop culture are becoming propaganda fountains, and that questioning the orthodoxy entails real risk.  Are we mad to make such comparisons?  To orient ourselves, it can be helpful to look back at examples of overt scholarly and artistic indoctrination in the U.S.S.R.  How near are we to them? How did we get here? What comes next?


From the time a child can toddle



W.H. Chamberlin in 1934:

From the time when a child can toddle, a red flag is pushed into its hand; it learns the new Soviet songs and is taught in nursery and kindergarten to lisp Soviet slogans. The stream of propaganda, all directed to the purpose of making a new type of man and woman, entirely devoted to Soviet and Communist ideas, becomes intensified as the child grows older.  
No one can visit a Soviet school without being impressed by the thorough manner in which the pupils are taught to hate "capitalism" and the "bourgeoisie" and to regard the Soviet system as the best in the world.  (1) 

In today's West, Great Britain has led the charge in punishing Wrongthink in its youth:

The mother of a seven-year-old boy was told to sign a school form admitting he was racist after he asked another pupil about the colour of his skin.  Elliott Dearlove had asked a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because he was from Africa.’

‘I was told I would have to sign a form acknowledging my son had made a racist remark which would be submitted to the local education authority for further investigation,’ she said.  ‘I refused to sign it.' ... '[Elliott] kept saying to me, “I was just asking a question. I didn’t mean it to be nasty” and he was extremely distressed by it all.’




Lest one think this is just one school that has gone off the rails:

More than 20,000 pupils aged 11 or younger were last year put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.  Some of them are even from nursery schools where children are no older than three.

One youngster was accused of being racist for calling a boy ‘broccoli head’ and another was said to be homophobic for telling a teacher ‘this work is gay’. Two primary school children were reported for homophobia after quarrelling over a rubber and calling each other ‘gay’  and ‘lesbian’.

...if schools are asked for a pupil reference by a future employer or a university, the record could be used as the basis for it, meaning the pettiest of incidents has the potential to blight a child for life.


U.S. schools are also jumping on the bandwagon:

Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day. Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year. 
“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at [Portland's] Harvey Scott K-8 School... “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.
    ...Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation to examine a news article and discuss the “white privilege” it conveys.


As are Sweden's:

Last fall, 200 teachers attended a major government-sponsored conference discussing how to avoid "traditional gender patterns" in schools. ...The teachers try to expose the pupils to as few "gendered expressions" as possible. ... When pupils play house, they are encouraged to include "mommy, daddy, child" in their imaginary families, as well as "daddy, daddy, child"; "mommy, mommy, child"; "daddy, daddy, sister, aunty, child"; or any other modern combination.


 One Swedish school got rid of its toy cars because boys "gender-coded" them and ascribed the cars higher status than other toys. Another preschool removed "free playtime" from its schedule because, as a pedagogue at the school put it, when children play freely "stereotypical gender patterns are born and cemented. In free play there is hierarchy, exclusion, and the seed to bullying."


Experts say things haven't gone far enough:

Children should be provided with paper other than white to draw on and paints and crayons should come in "the full range of flesh tones", reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.

 Finally, staff should be prepared to be economical with the truth when asked by pupils what their favourite colour is and, in the interests of good race relations, answer "black" or "brown".

The measures, outlined in a series of guides in Nursery World magazine, are aimed at avoiding racial bias in toddlers as young as two.  According to the guides, very young children may begin to express negative and discriminatory views about skin colour and appearance that nursery staff must help them "unlearn".

And in Sweden at least, those who refuse to subject their children risk persecution by the State:

Sweden is creating new political refugees: the home-schooler.  One of the escape routes for home-schoolers from Sweden is by ship, two hours across the Baltic sea to the Åland Islands. It's a part of Finland where the locals speak Swedish and where parents can home school in freedom.

Sweden's home-school movement has been crushed by a state apparatus that wants children as young as one year old in daycare, and all children in a classroom with a state-approved curriculum.

...Himmelstrand and his wife Tamara were threatened with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of fines for home-schooling. The family slipped quietly out of the country and is beginning a new life in Finland. 

'This is a major area of the Communist saturation strategy--that everywhere the Soviet citizen looks, and in everything he reads, he finds nothing but the promotion and glorification of the aims of the party.' 
--William Benton , 1958






Propaganda in pop culture



The press and the schools were two ways to fill the Soviet man's head with the right ideas.  Popular culture was a third. W.H. Chamberlin, 1934:

Typical of film propaganda was an unconsciously amusing production which I saw where the heroine, a factory girl, contracts a union with an unworthy, careerist type of Young Communist, who persuades her to leave the factory bench and live with him in the ignoble comfort of domestic ease.
[...] Bit by bit her proletarian conscience began to stir until she finally broke off with her unworthy lover and took her old place at the machine, whereupon the production plan of the factory, which had been lagging, was fulfilled by 106 per cent and the percentage of brak, or damaged goods, miraculously declined from 35 per cent to 4 per cent. (1)


Though it takes different forms, we are no stranger to the transmission of the reigning blank-slatist dogma through pop culture.  Hollywood players have more or less admitted it.


Television, that nightly IV drip into our imaginary collective, has gone out of its way to confuse us as to the nature of racial reality in the U.S.  Nicholas Stix:

For years, Law & Order, which is filmed in Manhattan, advertised its episodes as being “ripped from the headlines,” a claim Wolf and star Jerry Orbach still make in interviews. But instead of depicting reality, Wolf’s scriptwriters take high-profile crimes committed by blacks, and replace the bad guys with whites, and invent white racist monsters that bear no relation to anything seen in New York during the past 100 years.
And so, while according to NYPD crime reports, over 89 percent of suspects in violent crimes are black or Hispanic, L&O presents a looking-glass world in the grips of a white crime wave.

Do read his eye-opening list of some of the more flagrant examples.

2004 study at the University of Georgia's Dept. of Criminal Justice confirms it:




We've become numbed to seeing commercials where the burglar is always white, gay couples live the monogamous white picket fence lifestyle, and women fearlessly take charge of their helpless husbands. Paul Kersey of SBPDL has written an entire book, Hollywood in Blackface, on the film industry's improbable depiction of the Afro computer whiz, physicist, doctor, and ever-present 'Numinous Negro.''


Does this barrage of images have any concrete effect?  A Washington Post poll from the 1990s showed that:

Most whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asian Americans [polled] said the black population, which is about 12 percent, was twice that size. 

A majority of white Americans have fundamental misconceptions about the economic circumstances of black Americans, according to a new national survey, with most saying that the average black is faring as well or better than the average white in such specific areas as jobs, education and health care. That’s not true. Government statistics show that whites, on average, earn 60 percent more than blacks, are far more likely to have medical insurance and more than twice as likely to graduate from college.

A recent Gallup poll found that the average American thinks 25% of the population is homosexual. (The actual number is between 2 and 3.5%.)



One is hard-pressed to remember an era in Western history (outside of wartime) where life as presented by the media was so antipodal to reality.  And at a loss to know if it is reaching a crescendo, or just getting started.

 'The most important reason why there was no organized resistance to communism lies deep in the all-inclusiveness and totalitarianism of the Communist state. It had penetrated into all the pores of society and of the personality--into the vision of the scientists, the inspiration of poets and the dreams of lovers.' 
--Milovan Djilas, 1957




Fear of committing heresy


Among 'those who can see,' a small number (like the late J. Philippe Rushton) voice their thoughts openly, but the vast majority do not or cannot. 

Montenegrin dissident Milovan Djilas:

. . . a citizen in the Communist system lives oppressed by the constant pangs of his conscience, and the fear that he has transgressed.  He is always fearful that he will have to demonstrate that he is not an enemy of socialism, just as in the Middle Ages a man constantly had to show his devotion to the church. . . . In the Communist system, insecurity is the way of life for the individual.  (2)

No better example of this fear can be found today than in Britain, which has embraced multiculturalism with the zeal of a new convert. The recent sex-grooming scandal in Yorkshire is but one example. Networks of Pakistanis pimping out, beating, and killing young teenage native Britons were swept under the rug for fear of vexing 'the community.'  From The Times, via HBD Chick:


...Police went to a house outside which a father was demanding the release of his daughter, who was inside with a group of British Pakistani adults. Officers found the girl, 14, who had been drugged, under a bed. The father and his daughter were arrested for racial harassment and assault respectively.

...One girl, 15, spent days in hospital after a broken bottle was allegedly forced inside her by two young British Pakistani men in a park, causing her to bleed extensively…

...A 13-year-old girl was found at 3am with disrupted clothing in a house with a large group of Asian men who had fed her vodka. A neighbour reported the girl’s screams. Police arrested the child for being drunk and disorderly but did not question the men
The imperative was not saving these girls, but rather proving one was not an 'enemy of socialism multiculturalism':

“[The report] said: ‘There are sensitivities of ethnicity with potential to endanger the harmony of community relationships. Great care will be taken in drafting … this report to ensure that its findings embrace Rotherham’s qualities of diversity. It is imperative that suggestions of a wider cultural phenomenon are avoided.’”

The following incident from 2010 will no doubt be pored over by future historians dissecting the fall of Blighty:

 The 45-year-old IT company manager, who does not want to be named, was arrested in front of his wife and young son, was fingerprinted and had his DNA taken.

It came after staff at Rother District Council in East Sussex declared the phrase “It’s the “do as you likey” attitude that I am against” – sent in an email to their planning department – was potentially racist because “likey” rhymes with the derogatory word [for Gypsy] “pikey”.

The businessman was held in a cell for four hours until officers established he had nothing to do with the email, which had been sent by one of his then workers, Paul Osmond, from a company computer.

As will this one:

A pub singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of "racism" for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.
Simon Ledger was arrested in a Chinese restaurant after a complaint was made to police. The singer is set to be interviewed by cops at 8pm tonight after his bail comes to an end.

Cops sprang into action and arrested Simon despite the fact that he regularly features the 1974 Number 1 in his act at a seaside pub.

What doctrine demands we punish our own brethren for any imagined slight while leaving the aliens among us at liberty to commit the most heinous crimes?


'...the leaders have made virtues of self-abasement, cowardice, hypocrisy, lack of principle, and lies . . .'
--Imre Nagy, 1956



The purge and the blacklist



Chamberlin quotes a Soviet playwright from the 1930s:

"The Communist fears that he will be accused of heresy or disloyalty. The Soviet employee fears the 'chistka,' or purge, that may blacklist him. The engineer fears an accusation of sabotage. The peasant woman fears that she may be called a kulak and have her property confiscated." (1)

The chistka, or purge, in the modern West? A bit over-the-top, no?



As it happens, the consequences of Wrongthink can indeed include loss of employment, as we've seen from the travails of Rick Sanchez at CNN, Juan Williams at PBS, Larry Summers at Harvard, John Derbyshire at the National Review, or Pat Buchanan at MSNBC (victim groups offended, respectively: Jews, Muslims, women, Afros, non-Whites).


Being fired from a private company is one thing; being prosecuted or imprisoned is quite another.  We in the U.S. are among the last Western peoples to cling to genuinely free speech.  Not so our Euro brethren:


In 2010 French pundit Eric Zemmour was hauled before the Paris Procureur Général for stating the following:

"French immigrants are more closely monitored than others because most drug dealers are blacks or Arabs... It's a fact."

It is indeed a fact. This fact was considered 'incitation to racial hatred' and cost Mr Zemmour 2000€, but not his job. (Thanks, some say, to his own group membership.)

But Mr Zemmour is only the tip of a large iceberg:

Multicult dissidents: Those investigated and/or prosecuted for crimethink in the West include  French pundit Eric Zemmour,  Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard ,  Austrian anti-jihad activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff,  Danish MP Jesper Langballe,  the late Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci,  French author Michel Houellebecq,  Finnish MP Jussi Kristian Halla-aho,  Austrian MP Susanne Winter,  the late Canadian psychology professor J. Philippe Rushton,  Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

From an American perspective, their stories can beggar belief:

In Denmark, Jesper Langballe, a Danish politician and Member of Parliament, was found guilty of hate speech in December 2010 for saying that honor killings and sexual abuse take place in Muslim families.

Langballe was denied the opportunity to prove his assertions because under Danish law it is immaterial whether a statement is true or false. All that is needed for a conviction is for someone to feel offended. Langballe was summarily sentenced to pay a fine of 5,000 Danish Kroner ($850) or spend ten days in jail.

[...] In Italy in May 2005, the Union of Islamic Communities in Italy (UCOII), a group that is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, filed a lawsuit against journalist Oriana Fallaci, charging that "some of the things she said in her book 'The Force of Reason' are offensive to Islam." An Italian judge ordered Fallaci to stand trial in Bergamo on charges of "defaming Islam." Fallaci died of cancer in September 2006, just months after the start of her trial.

[...] In The Netherlands, Gregorius Nekschot, the pseudonym of a Dutch cartoonist who is a vocal critic of Islamic female circumcision and often mocks Dutch multiculturalism, was arrested at his home in Amsterdam in May 2008 for drawing cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims. Nekschot was released after 30 hours of interrogation by Dutch law enforcement officials.

...In an interview with the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, Nekschot said it was the first time in 800 years in the history of satire in the Netherlands that an artist was put in jail. Although the case against Nekschot was dismissed in September 2010, he ended his career as a cartoonist on December 31, 2011.

'What sort of political morality is there in a public life where contrary opinions are not only suppressed but punished with actual deprivation of livelihood; where those who express contrary opinions are expelled from society ?'

--Imre Nagy, 1956


     Wrongthink even extends to expressing opinions about history of which the ruling class does not approve, as witnessed by the slew of 'holocaust deniers' imprisoned in Austria, Germany, France, Australia, and Hungary.

Imprisoned for crimethought related to WWII: Austrian Gerd Hosnik, German Gerhard Ittner, Frenchman Vincent Reynouard, Australian Fredrick Toben, Brit David Irving.


'So long as the Soviet Union remains a theological society, based on the principle of infallibility, it will not permit the circulation of Western skepticism and heresy--and it will remain proud in its prohibition. . .' 
--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., 1962





True believers

For those unmoved by its charms, indoctrination is a bad joke one must pretend to believe in order to survive. But yesterday as today, there were true believers. Chamberlin:

Again and again I have found Young Communists in student dormitories, in workers' barracks, in communes, living under conditions which seemed to an outsider extremely difficult, who were entirely convinced that their system was the best in the world, and that its physical hardships would be quickly overcome.

The political stability of the Soviet régime during a period when sacrifices almost unprecedented in any country in peace time were being required of the population must be attributed not only to a machinery of repression which in many ways exceeds that of the Tsars in ruthlessness, but also to the fact that it has won a host of loyal supporters who are on fire with zeal for Communism as a new faith.  (1)

Many of us have seen the type: Like Indian villagers who resign themselves to the occasional tiger attack, one sees diversity-loving young urbanites who've been victims of black street crime but believe it's a normal part of the city landscape--the price to pay for the benefits of diversity.  The zeal can be so strong that, as in the Soviet example, 'conditions which seem to an outsider extremely difficult' are happily accepted, even held out as further proof of the doctrine's truth. To wit:

Amy Biehl, a young white crusader to end apartheid in South Africa, was beaten to death by a mob of Blacks in Cape Town who'd mistaken her for a Boer:


Amy’s father, demonstrating how thoroughly he shared his daughter’s anti-racialist convictions, shook hands with her murderers and encouraged their release. Peter Biehl told reporters: “We hope they will receive the support necessary to live productive lives in a non-violent atmosphere. In fact, we hope the spirits of Amy and of those like her will be a force in their new lives.”

Or the zealous Amanda Kijera, aid worker in Haiti unable to understand her rape by a Haitian as anything other than the fault of The White Man:


I begged him to stop. Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar.

...Black men have every right to the anger they feel in response to their position in the global hierarchy, but their anger is misdirected.  Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are.

We also have pundits such as Salon's Alex Pareene who, despite the fact that he's admittedly been assaulted numerous times by Black persons unknown to him, continues to pen with the utmost sincerity articles such as the following




'One of the most important instruments of informal control developed in the Soviet Union is known as samokritika, which is translated as self- or auto-criticism .... In the Soviet Union this public criticism has been formalized and elaborated into a major social institution.' 
--Alex Inkeles, 1950


The art of dissociation

Then as now, man's immense ability to dissociate his beliefs and his actions is a testament to the flexibility of the human mind. Wolfgang Leonhard, the son of German Communist officials:
My mother had been arrested, I had witnessed the arrest of my teachers and friends, and it goes without saying that I had long since realized that reality in the Soviet Union was completely different from the picture presented in Pravda. But somehow I dissociated these things, and even my personal impressions and experiences, from my fundamental political conviction. (2) 

It has been noted that the actions of fervent multiculturalists often do not match their words. A dissociation similar to the Soviet one seems to be taking place:




Anti-racism activist Tim Wise (author of 'White Like Me'), for example, has made a living lecturing on the joys of diversity and the danger posed by Euro-Americans.  His census tract in Nashville, one would imagine, is filled with the many-colored objects of his affection...




...but it is in fact 97% white.

Stupid White Men author Michael Moore is one of Flint's famous native sons.  When Moore was born there, the Euro population was 91.4%. Since then, this number has fallen to 35.7%.  Mysteriously, Moore has since chosen to forsake his vibrant, diverse hometown for Traverse City, stupid white population...


...93.3%(His beloved Afros? Only 0.7%.) 

We are confronted with this psychological dissociation again and again, from diversity-lovers who pull their children from schools that become too colored (be it in Norway, Australia, or the U.S.), to Blacks who moan about segregation in one breath and in the next give each other tips on how to avoid black movie theatres.


 'It was almost as if there were two separate levels--one of everyday events and experiences, which I found myself often criticising; the other that of the great Party line which at this time, despite many hesitations, I still regarded as correct, from the standpoint of general principle.'
--Wolfgang Leonhard, 1958


*     *     *

In our schools, in our pop culture, just as in the press or in the workplace, we are like the frog in the boiling water--complacence has drawn us into kafkaesque absurdities our ancestors would find hard to believe.  There is blame to go around: our genetic legacy of pathological altruism; the influence of a hostile, rootless elite; the problems of scale inherent in an urbanized high-tech society.

In 1960, Hadley Cantril wrote:
The danger facing Soviet leadership is not an imminent revolt to destroy the system, but rather a passive and apathetic attitude of its citizens toward it. The revolutionary élan has largely disappeared and may almost completely evaporate before long...(2)

And so it did, a generation later, with hardly a whimper.  If the Western multicult emperor truly has no clothes, the question today is, who will be the child that points it out in front of God and everybody?  How much longer can this possibly last? Education, immigration, and employment policy will not regain sanity until somehow, the dam finally breaks.



 


Previously:

REFERENCES:
(1) Chamberlin, William Henry, Russia's Iron Age. Boston: Little, Brown, 1934.
(2) Cantril, Hadley, Soviet Leaders and Mastery over Man. New Brunswick, Rutgers U. Press, 1960.
(3) Benton, William, The Benton Reports of 1956-1958 on the Nature of the Soviet Threat. NY: Associated College Presses, 1958.
(4) Inkeles, Alex, Public Opinion in Soviet Russia:A Study in Mass Persuasion. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1950
(5) Christensen, Reo M. and McWilliams, Robert O., Voice of the People:Readings in Public Opinion and Propaganda. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1962.

27 comments:

John Derbyshire said...

Even liberals sometimes notice.

Man Mountain Molehill said...

I've worked with a number of Russian and Ukrainian mechanical engineers; all immigrants and products of the Soviet educational system. Propaganda aside, they all had very good technical educations. On the other hand, try finding an American university graduate who can easily count above 21 without taking his pants off. There's a lot more than just politics wrong with American Education.

Bobby said...

I've always wanted to do a documentary on where the liberal media people who worship diversity and hate the wrong kind of white people actually live, and where they send their kids to school. Try to get a quick Q & A with a few of them to see what kind of raionalizations they can come up with as to why they avoid the black and brown people that they love so much, and why they go out of their way to make sure that their kids are kept away from as much non-east asian diversity as possible.

I honestly believe that they think like that woman in Haiti who got raped: it's the wrong kind of white people's fault for making them that way. BTW, I remember reading about her after that happened. Her parents told her not to go, and she called them racists and so forth. How on earth did her evil racist parents know...

hailtoyou said...

"the slew of 'holocaust deniers' imprisoned"

I recall reading, in one of Bradley Smith's newsletters, that several thousand Germans had been brought to court under the Holocaust 'Denial' law, from the inception of that law in the 1980s through the 2000s.

I cannot recall which issue it was that had this statistic, but its cover story was very intriguing: There is, supposedly, a growing "self-incrimination movement", in which young Germans go to the police station (or where-ever) and openly declare that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz, or something to that effect. Saying so is a criminal act in Germany. Dr. Rudolf served a number of years in a German prison for publishing his chemical findings on that subject.

Anonymous said...

Cultural Marxism is the orthodoxy of the modern, western elitist, parasite class. They are legion, and the academic system pumps them out non-stop. These are people who possess no ability to face the real world, but instead seek employment from, and dependency on, the state. Their days of viability are fast reaching endgame with the impending failure and bankruptcy of the state.

After all, what marketable, life sustaining skills are to be found in poly sci, sociology, women's studies, African studies, etc. - mostly none outside of government employment where they are used to socially engineer, and promote the dependency and victim mentality of a permanent underclass

Unamused said...

Brilliant.

Mustapha Mond said...

Excellent post. Just to mention one thing, I asked a couple of non-American friends to estimate the black population of the US. They both said around 30%. When I asked them how they arrived at that number, they cited movies and TV shows. So our media brainwash foreigners too.

Brandon said...

Excellent and well thought out post.

YIH said...

That chart of those who think there are a lot more gays than there actually are is not much of a surprise.
The (in)famous ''10% of the population is gay'' is another example.
All the research into the origin of that has come up the same, the figure was just plain made up and even activists generally won't defend it.

Discard said...

Your comparison to the USSR is on the money. I once explained to an Armenian immigrant that the "American" multiculturalism she saw in the media was nothing more than the U.S. version of Soviet "culture", an invention of propagandists. She understood immediately, and thanked me for clearing up her confusion.
Also reminiscent of the Soviet Union is the necessity today of reading between the lines to discern what's going on. Almost all news articles are lies.

Artur said...

Bonjour MG :

I'm glad to see a new article on TWCS. (Btw are you serious about incorporating Da Vinci's "Three types of people" quote into your tagline?).

I was wondering if you have seen the Jeunesse Identitaire's "Déclaration de Guerre"?

The outright anger in that vid is like a breath of fresh air - these kids are fucking angry with what their verminous elites have done to their schools, their inner cities, etc.

DSK was on the front page of today's Sunday Times - it's basically one giant apologia for his "lust" (which the Times implies is not only not a crime, it's also a praiseworthy indication of virility).

I will never forget the sickening speech that greasy little weasel shitbag (he divorced from Sinclair in August?!) gave to Claire Chazal on TF! - his first speech after getting set up in the Sofitel. He concluded the interview by saying that the answer to all France's woes were more immigration, by that meaning obviously non-white immigration. The rapaciousness and the audacity of such a lie is simply stomach-churning.

But I digress, and before I completely forget - this is after all just a quick hello from shirtsleeves shorts and no socks New Orleans - I was watching this movie from the 1960s by Eric Rohmer.

Right in the middle of the movie I spotted this thing that I thought was absolutely amazing. It was so amazing that I took a screen shot of it.

Unfortunately I just spent 30 minutes looking through my files, can't find it.

Here's what I saw: In this mid-60s or so Eric Rohmer movie (I think), (Again, sorry I can't even find the name, don't have time maybe a description of the plot will tip you off): It's the story of a working class man with a wife and two kids, who starts flirting with a girl in La Poste in some close banlieue near Paris, possibly near Vincennes.

Anyway, the amazing thing I spotted in the old La Poste scene, where the protagonist is flirting with the la postière (who eventually becomes his mistress, and when the wife finds out and commits suicide during a family picnic, the postière becomes the new mother and wife - the whole film is set to Mozart, I think)... anyway the amazing scene in question which I wonder if you ever saw and sorry again I don't have the details right now, is a poster in the background in the post office. It appears for only a few seconds on screen, and no doubt has escaped scrutiny by 99.999% of people who saw the film:

The poster is an image of several young children (white of course, this is pre-1965 France) sitting before a television set.

The ominous, indeed terrifying bold text in the poster decalres : "La télévision éclaire l'esprit de vos enfants."

Is that freaky or what?

Anyway just a quick, slightly neurotic hello from New Orleans.

You have to understand I get extremely melancholy about France ; there's not a lot of my French friends who could zero in on what I'm trying to say with this message here, with the same intensity that the owner of TWCS ... can.

I will track down that image of that screen shot of that scene, unless you can enlighten me first.

A Ciao !

Best,

- Arturo

Anonymous said...

Excellent post.

Audacious Epigone said...

Great job as always. This post thoroughly picks up on and runs with Bill Lind's perspicacious observations (reading said speech was a seminal moment in my becoming an HBD-realist) from a decade ago.

Nelson said...

Hello M.G.:
I am a (relatively) nascent HBD'er (a Hispanic one at that) and I must say you've done an excellent job of capturing the inanity of political correctness. I remember that infamous "peanut butter" case and couldn't help but shake my head; the other incidents you linked to are even more egregious.

On a tangential note, I'm passionate about education (I'm a pro tutor) and it saddens me to see standards and educational quality sacrificed in the name of "equality."

M.G. said...

Audacious E.--
Thank you sir. I had not seen the Lind piece; it pierces right to the nerve of the subject. If ever there were an answer to the question, 'How did we get here?', his text lays it out in brutal detail. Thank you for the link.

In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness certain groups are good – feminist women, ...blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals. [...] Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil, ...

The religious aspects of Marxism were not lost on its observers, and this quote from Lind reminded me how much cultural marxism falls into the same pattern. It is as though we do have this 'god-shaped hole' we will fill no matter what. Cultural marxism has its sins, its commandments, its clergy, its evangelists, its heresy, its punishments...thought the fervently atheist blank-slatists are loathe to hear it stated that way. At some point one of its heretics will break the dam wide open, though, of that I'm convinced.

Discard said...

The Soviet connection is apt. A few years ago, I worked with an Armenian immigrant, who was confused about many things in America. When I told her that what she saw on TV was not American culture, but our version of Soviet culture, she understood immediately.

Regarding the religious aspect of the multi-cult: It is a Christian heresy. The sin is racism, and salvation can only be found through multiculturalism. Of course, like Christian hypocrites, the typical liberal just mouths the words and points an accusing finger. Rarely do they walk the walk by living near or sending their kids to school with the Blacks and Mexicans.

Arturo said...

Soutien total et absolue des occupants de la mosquée en construction de poitiers !

http://www.fdesouche.com/327814-generation-identitaire-occupe-le-toit-de-la-grande-mosquee-de-poitiers

Arturo

ps: this is a good thing, dont you think MG?

M.G. said...

John Derbyshire--
Thanks for the link to the New York Magazine piece; it's a very good primer on the history of the 'liberal media' question.

I read your brief blog message on this post as well as your piece about the gulag literature reading phase you went through, and did not find your anxiety strange at all. If reading about the dozen Europeans profiled above who've been sued for thought crime doesn't send a chill down our spine, we're not paying attention.


Man Mountain Molehill--
There's no question the Soviets were serious about education, as communist (or 'big-S Socialist') countries tend to be. I do, for example, believe Cuba's published literacy rates. No political system can be called 'all good' or 'all bad,' and that's not my intention here. I myself have met East Germans nostalgic for the old regime; one in particular said something like 'we were poor, but because everything was scarce, we were very resourceful...now that's been lost.'

M.G. said...

Bobby--
I've always wanted to do a documentary on where the liberal media people who worship diversity and hate the wrong kind of white people actually live,...

As someone who Could Not See earlier in life, I'll admit that one thing that always pushed me closer to race realism was when people pointed out leftist hypocrisy. I wanted to believe I was a person with integrity, and when people brought up the ways people on my team's words and actions didn't match up, it was a powerful argument. I think a documentary like this would cause some real soul-searching.

Hail--
So good to hear from you, sorry that Blogger left your comment hanging in limbo so long. And thanks for the link, I'm not familiar with Smith and I will take a peek. It seems amazing though, to stop and think about the fact that in the West expressing skepticism about a historical event has become a crime punishable by imprisonment. That fact in itself is just astounding to consider.

There is, supposedly, a growing "self-incrimination movement"

This is fascinating, I'm going to see if I can find the original story on it. In the next twenty years I think we're going to see very, very interesting times in Germany. Just a personal feeling.

M.G. said...

Unamused--
Only one thing missing.

Brandon--
Thank you for your kind words and as always thank you for reading.

M.G. said...

Mustapha--
Thank you, and sorry for the very late response. (Blogger bugged!) I too have heard many anecdotes of this kind. I may be going too far, but when I hear about tragedies like this Irish girl assaulted in the Bronx:

“The front of her skull is crushed. They’re doing re-constructive surgery where they’re putting a plate in her skull to hold it together,” O’Reilly said. “She has 15 stitches between her eyes. Her teeth are broken.”

I can't help but wonder if our media 'whitewash' of Afros contributes just a bit to foreigners' naiveté on the subject.


YIH--
I was pretty floored by the gay chart. Twenty-five percent? That is pure propaganda doing its work right there. I mean, a tenfold difference from reality, that does not happen by accident. And yes, that '10%' trope is still floating around today, I hear it all the time. It is of course very politically important for some people that this perception continues.

M.G. said...

Discard--
the necessity today of reading between the lines to discern what's going on.

This is what is most chilling to me. Having to speak the 'code' (no race mentioned = black, 'youth' = black teen thug, etc.) in order to decipher a simple news story. It reeks of creeping Soviet-style censorship (though it's not govt-mandated). Unamusement Park did a funny post on the endless euphemisms news outlets use for 'black teen mob.' If you don't laugh you'll cry.

Nelson--
Thank you for reading and introducing me to your blog. I've just poked around there a bit. Do you sometimes post about Hispanic HBD issues in particular? I confess it's a subject I don't know much about, which is why I don't write about it. A Hispanic who posted about such questions would really be offering something unusual for which I'm sure there's a reading public.

I agree about education, but at some point the question must be asked: If there really are large gaps in intelligence/motivation/industriousness between groups, what's the policy to follow? 'Hold everyone to the same standard' won't work, but the alternative is creating disparate standards (like D.C. and Florida now have) where each ethnic group has its own target. But people find this instinctively repulsive. I don't see any easy HBD policy response to this question. Please link to some of your posts if you write about this.

M.G. said...

Cher Artur,

The 'Jeunesse identitaire' has tongues wagging and journalopes wetting themselves with gleeful indignation. I've in fact given you the full rundown over at your blog. If you go poking around the comments sections even at mainstream news sites--even, believe it or not, groupthink hive Le Monde--half the time you'd think you're at François de Souche. It's amazing.

"La télévision éclaire l'esprit de vos enfants."

I've not seen the Rohmer film, and I went poking around trying to find the image, but I couldn't. I also couldn't even find the expression on the internet, it's like it's gone down a memory hole. But if you find it I'd like to see it. It's just the sort of image I like to use in a post like this.

I'm sure France misses you as much as you miss it. But this place is changing fast, there are rumbles, thunder in the distance, you can feel a groundswell as attitudes shift faster and faster. I think Flanby et al. are in for a nasty surprise if they try to dissolve the 'Jeunesse identitaire.' You must never assume the generation you've given birth to will follow you right over the cliff.

A video like the 'Déclaration de guerre' would have been unthinkable in France even five or six years ago. Things have changed radically, and not in a positive way, but in the way the Chinese meant when they said 'May you live in interesting times.' I do not look forward to what's coming.

Nelson said...

Thank you for reading and introducing me to your blog. I've just poked around there a bit. Do you sometimes post about Hispanic HBD issues in particular? I confess it's a subject I don't know much about, which is why I don't write about it. A Hispanic who posted about such questions would really be offering something unusual for which I'm sure there's a reading public.

You're welcome; thanks for visiting my blog. My HBD posts will mainly focus on education (though I may also branch out to religion in the future, owing to my Christianity); expect a lot of stats (since I like stats and crunching numbers in general). Indeed, I will do my best to focus on Hispanic HBD since I think there's a lot to uncover there (in fact, hbd* chick has already uncovered some stuff in her recent posts).

I agree about education, but at some point the question must be asked: If there really are large gaps in intelligence/motivation/industriousness between groups, what's the policy to follow? 'Hold everyone to the same standard' won't work, but the alternative is creating disparate standards (like D.C. and Florida now have) where each ethnic group has its own target. But people find this instinctively repulsive. I don't see any easy HBD policy response to this question. Please link to some of your posts if you write about this.

This is a tough question indeed. I think DC and Florida are on the right track on the psychometric standards (they could go further in selling it by stating current Black/Hispanic goals are not upper bounds for the future - only for 2017-2018). I'd also advocate replacing current standardized tests with standardized psychometric tests (e.g. NAEP or TIMSS style tests for "core" subjects); since psychometric/IQ tests are generally lower-stakes exams, teachers no longer have to "teach to the test" - they can do their jobs without inhibition. Heck, jurisdictions can even reinstate extracurricular/after-school programs and make school fun again (might keep some out of trouble, too!).

Unfortunately, I recognize this is somewhat idealistic; in reality such changes will be fought tooth and nail - look at schools that will now look the other way on behavioral infractions, for instance. Further, short of convincing the powers that be that fighting the "achievement gap" is a fruitless endeavor that undermines real education improvement, such is a longshot. If anything, the DC, Florida, and Virginia cases show that it's at least in the realm of possibility.

As for my blog, you likely saw that I post on multiple items of interest so HBD posts will come once in a while; that said, I'll certainly inform you of links to new content you may find interesting.

M.G. said...

Nelson--
expect a lot of stats (since I like stats and crunching numbers in general)

Excellent, there is such a need for this. Good solid data.

I will do my best to focus on Hispanic HBD since I think there's a lot to uncover there

Agreed. I think one thing that puts people off the subject is the vast ethnic diversity of the 'Hispanic' group. From the outside it just looks overwhelming to try to understand, classify, quantify. I'll be looking forward to your posts on this.

Unfortunately, I recognize this is somewhat idealistic; in reality such changes will be fought tooth and nail

Indeed, education is a subject that gets passions flowing like few others. I hope the trend is away from the big 'ten-year plans' of perfect proficiency; the one-size-fits-all approach is just not working. More local control, more tailor-made solutions, different targets for different groups, and yes, even single-sex and/or single-race classrooms. I'll be keeping an eye out for your posts. Thanks again for commenting.

AmericanGoy said...

If you want some visceral proof of just how similar America is to ye olde soviet union these days, feast your eyes on this (well, watch the embedded two videos):

http://americangoy.blogspot.com/2011/05/adulation.html

Compare the reaction of the audience to a speech by Andropov and Congressmen (and wymyn) reaction to speech from Netanyahoo.

One word: Adulation!

Deep thought of the day:
America is based on importing a horde of immigrants and breaking down cultural barriers and assimilating them to be productive citizens, into the (admittedly Puritan) hard work ethic, strong, self reliant individual and Western themes of good-vs-evil cowboys vs. indians.

Groups that did not assimilate were, well, obliterated (american indians, for example).

This system breaks down when you have groups that will not assimilate, such as moslems, or blacks, groups that reach a breaking point in the % of the population, allowing for special rules and, to bring them up to par, special help (from our tax monies).

How does this affect the ruling elite?

They are just hunky dory with this, as 3rd world immigrants break wages (for physical work, mexicans, for computers and medicine, indians from india).

Also, look how happy the elite ruling class is even when living amongst the lowest of the low social groups in this country:

goto youtube and research "hardcore pawn".

M.G. said...

American Goy--
Good post, two powerful videos. Boy is it hard to sit and listen to Bibi spew.

How does this affect the ruling elite? They are just hunky dory with this

Yes. And for those who think white America will 'wake up' before the great browning comes to pass, it's well to remember that countries like Mexico and Brazil have small white minorities who live quite well. 'There's a lot of ruin in a nation,' as they say. We shouldn't underestimate how little it will bother our elites to live in guarded compounds and get driven around in armored 4x4s like their Latin American counterparts do today.

The great white middle? Absorbed into the great brown mass, perhaps.