03 October 2012

Five-Year Plan in Four Years




Two weeks before Walter Russell Mead of The American Interest decided to shut down commenting at his blog, on a post about an Arab riot in France the following exchange took place:


'PC is intellectual Stalinism. It is also a betrayal of Liberalism in all its historical incarnations...'

'Intellectual Leninism might be a better way to characterize PC than intellectual Stalinism....Stalin just follwed suit.'

     '… like reading TASS and PRAVDA, one learns to interpret what is unsaid by what IS said.'


To Right-Thinking Americans, these comparisons might sound laughable.  We're a liberal democracy, after all, with the strongest free speech protections in the world.  What could we have in common with an iron-fisted one-party totalitarian state whose dissenters were sent to die in massive slave camps?

A better question might be, how is it possible that a liberal democracy in the 21st century is home to phenomena that so readily call to mind those of an iron-fisted one-party totalitarian state?

'Absurd,' you may say. We'd be tempted to say it ourselves. To all such people, we here at Those Who Can See can only ask: Won't you take our hand, Comrade, and come with us to the back of the four-hour toilet-paper queue as we seek out just where the parallels may lie?







V.I. Lenin famously said, 'The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.'

Alden Benton, U.S. senator who visited the USSR in 1955:

Objectivity as we in the West idealize it--the reporting of relevant facts and of both sides of every controversy--is alien to the Soviet publishing system, which is based on the doctrine that "impartiality results in the distortion of historical truth." (1)

Or, as sociologist Alex Inkeles put it in 1950,

The press in the Soviet Union is viewed as a major social force that must be harnessed and adapted to facilitate attainment of the society's defined goals. And since it is the Communist Party that determines the goals of Soviet society, it is the party that controls the press. (2)


I. Reality, through the lens of ideology


Eager to share the Soviet 'news' style with his western audience, Inkeles chose the January 7, 1948 issue of Pravda as a random example of the genre:

[...] there were eleven items on the first page, all of them reporting varying degrees of success in fulfilling the then current quarterly plan in production, and promising greater efforts in the future.
Another column of space, under the title, "To Equal the Leaders in Repair Work," was devoted to a story from Pravda's correspondent in the Novosibirsk Region, in which he described the work of an outstanding Machine-Tractor Station in repairing agricultural machinery and urged other Tractor Stations to do likewise. (2)

Nothing could be better than repairing farm machinery for a pittance, then retiring to your concrete barracks in the evening after having stood on line two hours for a loaf of bread. May everyone know such happiness!



 

The Economist is a preeminent western newsmagazine for the prosperous and forward-thinking, a real 'opinion leader.' Among other things, it has for years told us that according to its complex calculations based on Japan's desire to save rather than spend, refusal to borrow massively from foreigners, shunning of immigration, and failure to push mothers into the workforce, this East Asian country has become a a desolate hellscape.



Oddly enough, despite this 'tragedy' (to use The Economist's term) in which they live, the Japanese are some of the most emigration-averse people on the planet. Their businessmen routinely turn down assignments to foreign countries; ex-patriating holds no attraction. They cannot be found in the immigration queues snaking around European, Australian, or American embassies. Whether one looks at the Human Development Index, the Freedom House Index, the World Democracy Index, the Corruption Perceptions Index, or GNP per capita, one is struck by how well these 'stagnant, suffering' people seem to actually live.




Back to January 7, 1948:

On the second page, three of the six columns were occupied by an article on "Monetary Reform and the Advantages of the Soviet Monetary System," in which the main burden of the argument was that capitalist countries were going ever further along the road of inflation, crises, and hardships for the masses, while the Soviet ruble had been adjusted to insure ever higher real wages for the population. (2)

Painting a distorted view of reality in order to further an ideological agenda?



 
The New York Times, April 2012:

While researching a book on the politics of diversity..., I encountered not only the exclusionary attitude prevailing in metropolitan Paris, but also the more tolerant worldview epitomized by the port city of Marseille — a worldview that the rest of France would be well served to embrace.

[...] Hence the contrast one experiences in Marseille, France’s second largest city. Its 840,000 inhabitants include an estimated 240,000 Muslims (more than any other European city). Yet it is famously welcoming. ...a tranquil atmosphere... Can and should the Marseillais spirit of civilized tolerance spread northward?

Unlike our Soviet brethren of yore, we do at least have the possibility of finding out the truth behind such soothing prose:


Marseille, a 2,600-year-old Mediterranean port and France's second city, has long been plagued by a reputation for gang crime, drugs and lawlessness....In December, a 37-year-old policeman died after being shot by burglars with Kalashnikovs, a teenage dealer died in a hail of bullets and the bullet-ridden corpses of three men were found in a torched car on Christmas Day.

Police say there were 20 drug-related murders last year. Armed robberies were up 28 per cent, violent robberies up eight per cent and burglaries up six per cent.

... Marseille, a city of around 860,000 people, is among the poorest urban areas in France. Official unemployment is around 13 per cent, the highest among France's urban areas, but Madrolle said nearly 40 per cent of people are actually jobless.  Marseille also holds the records for the country's lowest higher-education levels and the highest number of single-parent families on state benefits.
















Not only Marseille but London, our journalistic class tells us, is a multicultural Utopia...


London was invented by foreigners. The Romans established a colony in 43AD on an easily bridged bend in the Thames. Boudicca, leader of the Iceni tribe and an early opponent of immigration, burnt it to the ground 17 years later. But it grew back; and thereafter it became a magnet for foreigners.

...English is not the first language of 22% of Londoners and 42% of London children. ...[Immigration] has transformed London's food: a city once famous for its inedible cuisine now has better restaurants than Paris or Rome. ...The LSE study concluded that immigration had probably increased productivity...  Foreigners may well have helped to mitigate the impact of the recession on London....

...Were we to turn over the same stones as in Multicultural Marseille, we would be here all week. Let us simply point you to the places from which we would draw our data:


Paul Weston: One Week in the Death of Britain

The U.K. Enrichment News: Keeping you informed on the benefits of multiculturalism

Larry Auster: Britain is Dead, a collection



II. To work, Comrades: A Glorious Future Awaits



Aside from calls to be better socialists, the Soviet press was often used to announce Great New Plans. Left unmentioned was how many citizens had to suffer or die for such projects to take form, or even if they were feasible at all.

Arthur Goodfriend delved too into a random edition of Pravda, October 9, 1949:

Page two begins with a two column article (left) captioned "A Collective Farm Village Being Built to an Architect's Plan." Development of this village, the Molotov Collective Farm in the Altai Territory, is reviewed since the introduction of collectivization. (3)
 And in 1948, we saw
...eleven items on the first page, all of them reporting varying degrees of success in fulfilling the then current quarterly plan in production, and promising greater efforts in the future.


The Western press is no stranger to such Big Announcements, which have become increasingly grandiose these last thirty years:



"Apart from an African Einstein, we want to find the African Bill Gates and the Sergey Brins and Larry Pages of the future," said [cosmologist Neil] Turok.


Reality, comrades:









Reality:








On planet Earth:



III. The truth cloaked in secrecy



W.H. Chamberlin:

The Soviet brand of censorship, like all others, not infrequently makes itself ridiculous, as when it solemnly lays an interdict on the mention of some incident of diplomatic negotiations which is already well known abroad, or forbids a correspondent to send the startling information that the Turksib express was stalled in the desert for a few hours, or refuses to permit the news of the departure of Foreign Commissar Litvinov for America ( Litvinov's departure was veiled in the most ludicrous atmosphere of college-fraternity mystery) to be sent from Moscow, or forbids the sending of the news of a fire in the tall Gay-PayOo building, which is directly across the street from the Commissariat for Foreign Affairs. (4)


The insatiable need to withhold information in order to toe an ideological line?




Portland police shorten hours at Laurelhurst Park after reports of group of teen boys attacking others

Portland's bureaus of Police and Parks will join forces this weekend to increase security in Laurelhurst Park after reports of two large-scale fights there Wednesday and Thursday nights.

According to those who reported the incidents to police, both assaults involved a large group of teenage boys who attacked either an individual or a small group.

[...] Officers found the [injured] boy, who said he'd been with a friend when he was attacked by five to 10 other boys who seemed to be randomly attacking others, including at least one transient.

One thing in blue is not like the other thing in blue...and nowhere in this article, in 94% non-black Portland, is anyone's race mentioned.




Many blacks beat white couple, media bury attack

There’s outrage in Norfolk, Va., today after a white couple was attacked by dozens of black teenagers, and the local newspaper did not report on the incident for two weeks, despite the victims being reporters for the paper.

“Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim." ...  A crowd of at least 100 black young people was on the sidewalk at the time

“The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. ... Washington says neither suffered grave injuries, but both were out of work for a week.




Chicago's Unreported Race War

The latest epidemic of violence was centered around the Blues Festival on June 9. Shortly after a concert ended at 9:30 p.m., a mob attacked an out-of-town visitor and left him with a broken jaw. Six juveniles and one adult – all black – have been charged in connection with the assault.

Thirty minutes later, another mob in a nearby subway attacked a man trying to protect his wife from theft and assault. The Chicago Tribune said he suffered a “concussion, a fractured orbital bone under his left eye, two cracked teeth and a cut over his left eye that required six stitches.”

The next night, a doctor at Chicago’s Northwestern hospital was beaten by a mob, the second attack on a doctor in that area in 10 days, says the CBS affiliate in Chicago. All the suspects are black.

When Chicagoans complained that the Chicago Tribune was withholding racial information, editor Stephen Chapman replied:

“There are good reasons not to identify the attackers by race. It’s the newspaper’s sound general policy not to mention race in a story, whether about crime or anything else, unless it has some clear relevance to the topic. My question to readers accusing us of political correctness is: Why do you care so much about the attackers’ race? If you fear or dislike blacks, I suppose it would confirm your prejudice. But otherwise, it tells you nothing useful.”



Why no, Comrade, the Turksib express train has had no problems whatsoever, Foreign Commissar Litvinov is not travelling at this time, and the Gay-Payoo building has absolutely not caught fire.  Unequivocally not.  And in any case why should it matter to you if it has?


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However infuriating she may be, one cannot equate The Gray Lady with Pravda.  The journalistic class may have an agenda, a dogma, an insatiable urge to propagandize; but it does not do so under the thumb of a ruler.  To the extent that such proselytizing sells papers, there is a populace hungry to read it and be comforted by its cooing.  The Soviet man read Pravda or Izvestiya because there were no other choices. Deluded as it may be, our press does remain free.

But complacent Westerners' biggest mistake has been in imagining that a one-party totalitarian state is a necessary condition for 'thoughtcrime' to come about.  It is not. It can't happen to us.  We're immune to such folly.  As it turns out, a free people in a free country are perfectly capable of erecting a thoughtcrime regime, from the bottom up, through the organs of a free press and a free academia.

And it's not just the U.S. An orwellian sickness seems to have descended on Northwest Euros wherever they can be found, from Scandinavia to Oceania to the New World. 

Even more oddly, the kernel of our sickness--absolutist egalitarianism--is one we share with the long-lost Soviets we so love to look down on.  How is this so?  Weren't liberty-loving Westerners supposed to be immune to such a malady? Where have we gone wrong?




Previously:

REFERENCES
(1) Benton, William, The Benton Reports of 1956-1958 on the Nature of the Soviet Threat. NY: Associated College Presses, 1958.
(2) Inkeles, Alex, Public Opinion in Soviet Russia:A Study in Mass Persuasion. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1950.
(3) Goodfriend, Arthur, If You Were Born in Russia. NY: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1950.
(4) Chamberlin, William Henry, Russia's Iron Age. Boston: Little, Brown, 1934.

15 comments:

Gaptooth said...

Excellent as always, M.G.

"Even more oddly, the kernel of our sickness--absolutist egalitarianism--is one we share with the long-lost Soviets we so love to look down on. How is this so? Weren't liberty-loving Westerners supposed to be immune to such a malady? Where have we gone wrong?"

This might be a rhetorical question, but de Tocqueville warned us that democracy spawns an ever greater love of equality. The Soviet regime was, in a grotesque way, democratic - in the sense that nominally derived its legitimacy and authority from mass appeal, rather than aristocratic privilege. The Soviets had merely done away with the chore of selection by regular competitive elections. The rationalization: If everyone but the evil parasites at the top were part of the proletariat, why would there be any reason to choose anything but the proletarian vanguard party?

The problem for the contemporary forces of equality is encountered when we recognize that liberty tends to breed inequality. If we continue to love equality more, it will mean disdain for liberty and objectivity in the face of inequality; the media is no exception to this trend. That the current ilk of PC newspeak we see is willfully (or unknowingly) employed by everyday journalists themselves rather than an official censor from the Politburo is merely incidental if the social ideal of absolute equality is successfully adopted by society as a whole - and it has.

Democratic countries in the West have managed to fend off this trend until recently through social stability. But when the social foundation upon which a nation is built begins to crumble, the equality-worshiping DNA of democracy comes to the fore, and begins to eat away at our liberty like a virus.

I fear this trend will continue until it somehow collapses or our progressive saviors institute some form of despotism by any other name.

M.G. said...

Gaptooth--
This might be a rhetorical question

Not at all. I remember the Berlin Wall falling, and though the PC machine was en route at the time, and Griggs v. Duke Power goes back to the seventies, I still wouldn't have imagined that in my lifetime we'd be hearing the kind of gonzo pronouncements that have become weekly fodder at this point. ('EU warns sanctions against countries without 50% female board members!')

de Tocqueville warned us that democracy spawns an ever greater love of equality

Your description of this process is clear and elegant, especially the way a kind of perverse equality was achieved in the Soviet sphere.

Democratic countries in the West have managed to fend off this trend until recently through social stability.

By 'social stability,' do you mean a widespread acceptance of middle-class Protestant values that has now eroded? Or a standard of living that has stopped rising? Or just a general 'everyone's fed and housed' context that staves off the agitation and revolts? When I look at a country like Sweden, I see an ethnically homogenous (until recently), orderly, wealthy state that is both 'socially stable' (by some definitions) and yet a breeding ground for equalist delirium.

I fear this trend will continue until it somehow collapses or our progressive saviors institute some form of despotism by any other name.

If the bread and circuses are there, I fear the trend could continue longer than would seem reasonably possible. But since the Industrial Revolution we're on terra incognita in so many ways--conditions today are so utterly different than any other time in history, it makes things tricky to predict. To me it looks like the West is nearing the closing of a cycle, but if so who can say what lies after?

Artur said...

Bonjour MG : Are you familiar with this quote from DaVinci, which I found via the comments section at Amren :

“There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.” - Leonardo Da Vinci

Sincerely,

- Arturo

JayMan said...

About thought crimes, Bill Maher and Andrew Sullivan on the topic, beautifully capturing the situation:

Bill Maher And Andrew Sullivan Argue Against Hate Crime Laws, Defend Tyler Clementi’s Roommate | Mediaite

M.G. said...

Artur--
Bonjour, so nice to hear from you. The old Chinese curse is coming true in France, we're starting to live in very 'interesting times' indeed.

I had never seen that quote from Da Vinci, it is perfectly stated. I'll admit one of the goals of this humble blog is to change the minds of those in the second group. That quote may find its way into TWCS's tagline.

I thought of you while researching this post and frankly, if I had to devote hours a day to reading the New York Times I would begin to go around the bend. Bon courage comme toujours!

M.G. said...

JayMan--
It's nice to hear someone like Maher, who is admired by so many leftists, come out and say the Tyler Clementi case is rubbish. This national mania about 'bullying' beggars belief. I think if you went back to the 1850s and found the staunchest anti-suffragette alive and asked him, 'What's the worst you can imagine will happen if women get political power?', he wouldn't come within a country mile of the reality.

I share your opinion that HBD-realism will become mainstream in our lifetimes, and I often wonder if what will help set it off will be some very public figure of the Maher variety breaking the taboo first.

Gaptooth said...

M.G. -

"By 'social stability,' do you mean a widespread acceptance of middle-class Protestant values that has now eroded? Or a standard of living that has stopped rising? Or just a general 'everyone's fed and housed' context that staves off the agitation and revolts? When I look at a country like Sweden, I see an ethnically homogenous (until recently), orderly, wealthy state that is both 'socially stable' (by some definitions) and yet a breeding ground for equalist delirium."

My explanation of this concept was unsatisfactory. I mean to say certain cultural traits that contribute to social *sustainability*. I mostly refer to the rise of the welfare state in relation to the decline of traditional communal ties - fraternal societies, churches, and the like.

My theory is this: Whereas people were once mostly content to endeavor in uplifting their own communities, this energy was now exported to the state in order to reconcile national differences. Thus, the issue of resolving inequality was now in the public arena, with all the baggage that democratic politics brings. By then, it was only a matter of time before state enforcement of equality between the largest divisions of national society - class, race, and gender - became the new central themes of domestic life in West. The equalization of race in general led to immigration in European countries in order to correct for the "original sin" of global imperialism, just as liberal white Americans sought to right the wrongs of the "original sin" of Jim Crow and slavery.

In the case of Sweden, we see a country that is still prosperous for now, but socially unsustainable. With the impulse to maintain cultural homogeneity washed away, the color and culture blind welfare state makes it easy for large groups of third world immigrants to move there without making the smallest effort to fit into the social fabric of the nation; under the old system, their presence there could not be maintained without direct support from their native neighbors. And, of course, the white/imperial guilt does its job in masking the active damage that immigration is doing to that society, on top of the purely economic costs of social welfare. The advent of the welfare state in Sweden also pre-dates the fetishization of immigration, which puts it on the same trend as other countries in the West, at least as my theory goes.

Artur said...

Bonjour MG :

Re : Some quick thoughts the Da Vinci quote :

1) I am surprised you'd never heard of it ;

2) I was surprised I'd never heard of it. (A kwik Google search confirms that it is genuine) ;

3) I am surprised by the beautiful, perspicacious nature of this quote's universal wisdom. It applies with special verve to blogs like this, indeed to all of the alt-rightosphere, whose sole purpose is to annihilate the pedestal of pretty lies on which the Twin Evils of equalism and feminism .

Thoughts ?

I'd write more but I'm really high on Benadryl right now, without wanting to be.

Ps: please MG gewt rid of that awful "prove your not a robot" thingy. It really , really sucks, and takes the spontaneity out of posting.

Sincerely,

- Arturo

Dewey said...

M.G.

I loved your comparison of the American headlines of today and those of the Soviet Union! This is eery, and all to predictable, if one understands Those Who Benefit.
I personally think the jig is --only-- up on such a Soviet (council) Enterprise, when THOSE WHO BENEFIT no longer benefit.

In this I echo Gaptooth
"I fear this trend will continue until it somehow collapses or our progressive saviors institute some form of despotism by any other name." I agree with you M.G., that the bread and circuses will last.
But the roots are steadily being pulled out of this progressive cause by none other, than blogs like you, AND the Republican Party.
Just search Richard Nixon's views on race, and realize is being resurrected: “I’ve just recognized that, you know, all people have certain traits.” Boom, HBD in a nutshell in ancient 1973 right there.

Nixon on Italians:
“The Italians, of course, those people course don’t have their heads screwed on tight. They are wonderful people, but,” and his voice trailed off."

And on Blacks (This is for Black eugenicist Jayman):
"“My own view is I think he’s right if you’re talking in terms of 500 years,” he said. “I think it’s wrong if you’re talking in terms of 50 years. What has to happen is they have to be, frankly, inbred. And, you just, that’s the only thing that’s going to do it, Rose.”


The USA's Republican core, for all it's platitudes, believes in EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. By extent, this means they know that equal opportunity to succeed will not result in equal outcomes for different ethnicities. While the Republican Party and its members will not PUBLICLY admit that there are fewer smart blacks, this is tacitly acknowledged in their emphasis on EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
This is very important, because I think that if people begin to hear the HBD dog-whistles the Republican party lets out, you all will get more hope. Yes "No Child Left Behind Was" idiotic. The "Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations" regarding minorities has been disproven. It's time for the Spirit of Nixon to rise again.

On the other hand, Romney is no Nixon (who was ousted by spies who did not like that he was spying on their spying). Se what Matt Parrot has to say about this:
http://www.counter-currents.com/2011/11/the-adult-in-the-room/

So while you cannot count on the Republican Party to openly admit to HBD, you WILL see the evidence of the belief of many of its member in it in its party platform: Less welfare payments, tougher on crime, no socialized healthcare, and reduced immigration.
What we call HBD has been common knowledge, if unvoiced, in the GOP for decades.
Exhibit of this is Lee Atwater, Republican strategist of the early '90s. Watch his video attacking Dukakis being "soft on crime".
http://youtu.be/9UwJYfTC9Hw
Then watch this liberal sendup of him, where they call him a "racist".
http://youtu.be/9UwJYfTC9Hw

Just remember, RACIST is code word for HBD. (which is apparently code word for anti-white as well.
The Republican Party has tried no to VOICE HBD, this is problem. They are Those Who Can See, but Who Do Not Speak.
The Republicans are Those Who Do Not Speak because they are Those Who Benefit more from silence. The Silence on HBD is more beneficial than being accused of witchcraft. Err, sorry, I meant "racism".

Let us let SCIENCE overcome SILENCE.


And we must remember, as read in "The Economist" AKA "The Idiot", that demagogic nonsense always sounds "smart", especially with all of those tenure slave and lapdog "economists" (alchemists)offering the dog food. Just remember, dogs are behaviorally diverse,but people are not. Globalist retardation..... Retardation of quality of life for the people, but NEVER FOR THE GLOBALISTS.

Globalists are Those who Benefit.

Anonymous said...

May I protest your usage of "the closing of a cycle" term? I was under the impression "we" are living in the West and therefore should be thinking in a linear fashion. Bible oriented men know that history is chronological and not revolutionary. Like a book, there is a beginning, a middle and the End. There is no cycle to nirvana.

Communist propaganda envisioned a Soviet paradise. We can get a good laugh at that. However, it is sad America is following the same path. After reading the Gulag Archipelago, how can you not see the end of paradise? Someone must have a deathwish. -M.A.A.

deconstructingleftism said...

The Soviet Union was a hard system- formal punishment for deviants. The Western system is soft- almost all people are well-controlled by fear of social ostracism, most of the rest by fear of unemployment. The only people who openly defy the system are poor and loathed. You don't need prison to control people.

M.G. said...

Gaptooth--
I mean to say certain cultural traits that contribute to social *sustainability*. I mostly refer to the rise of the welfare state in relation to the decline of traditional communal ties - fraternal societies, churches, and the like.

Ah, so it sounds like by 'social stability' you're also saying 'social cohesion,' at the local level. Now Youssef can come set himself up in Stockholm, get a government check in the mailbox every month, and not even need to worry about interacting with his neighbors, nor his neighbors with him.

It sounds like what you're saying is that a necessary condition for the PC tsunami to arrive is the atomization that comes from a scaled-up urbanized society with a welfare state, which drives people to think it's the government's role to help uplift everyone.

Whereas people were once mostly content to endeavor in uplifting their own communities, this energy was now exported to the state in order to reconcile national differences.

This makes sense. But I still wonder where the push for this welfare state came from initially. Some people claim it was women's influence if not their direct suffrage that got the ball rolling, but I don't know the history well enough to say. I have heard that Bismarck's welfare policies were an attempt to take the air out of the socialists who were gaining so much support at that time.

I also think it's worth noting that atomization and a limited welfare state have taken root in East Asia as well, but for the moment the worst of the PC dogma has not. (Though Peter Frost for one thinks they're getting there.)

M.G. said...

Cher Artur,
It applies with special verve to blogs like this, indeed to all of the alt-rightosphere, whose sole purpose is to annihilate the pedestal of pretty lies on which the Twin Evils of equalism and feminism .

Parfaitement d'accord. It is one I shall be spreading from here on out.

Ps: please MG gewt rid of that awful "prove your not a robot" thingy. It really , really sucks, and takes the spontaneity out of posting.

So sorry, the Russian knock-off Gucci handbag spammers have been attacking me with unexpected zeal. I've turned it back off.

Bons baisers de France,
M.G.

M.G. said...

Dewey--

(Sorry to respond sooo late, Blogger bugged on me for two weeks.)

Those Nixon quotes are frankly refreshing, and I think typical of the last generation before total brainwashing set in.

I think that if people begin to hear the HBD dog-whistles the Republican party lets out, you all will get more hope.

Perhaps, but their public pronouncements seem to very much toe the equalist line. I confess to a great cynicism and fatigue about horse race politics; I see so little to support in either party's platform. When (if?) sanity comes back, it will smack both political parties in the face like a wet fish, and I have a feeling it's going to come from some geneticist's laboratory. HBD will be like germ theory at that point, hard for any reasonable person to deny.

See what Matt Parrot has to say about this:

Thanks for the link. I have never read a Counter Currents article from which I didn't come away more informed than before. That is a truly excellent resource.

Less welfare payments, tougher on crime, no socialized healthcare, and reduced immigration.

This, I think, is where things will get tricky. When HBD does (re-)go mainstream, these positions won't work anymore. We may come full circle, to a point where leftists simply replace 'Give welfare to NAMs, society has disadvantaged them' with 'Give welfare to NAMs, biology has disadvantaged them.' There's a real policy discussion to be had there, a very contentious one.

Let us let SCIENCE overcome SILENCE.

If I were the bumper-sticker-making kind, this would go one on. Very nicely put.

AmericanGoy said...

I have posted a longer deep thought on a previous post that no one will read (I feel better for it, though, and that's what counts) but I just want to (once again) present a visceral proof for simpletons like me how the ye olde soviet and American XXI systems are similar.

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

In fact, do not go to my (admittedly sh*tty compared to this one) blog and just watch two videos:

http://youtu.be/eFo5yTM4NcY
&
http://youtu.be/Xi0GPEXOzng