Monday, May 02, 2016



 MULTICULTI MAYHEM IN THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY

 The most fearsome self-contradiction of multiculchalunacy exploded in the faces of its acolytes, yielding both a Mueslie MP and star Labour ex-mayor of London suspended from the party, Labour’s 2016 candidate for the London mayoralty accused of racism, and the party itself (especially in its university branches) widely suspected of antiSemitism under the cover of antiZionism (e.g. Daily Mail, 28 iv).

Labour had long been willing to wear the mantle of holiness that involved easy condemnation of the Holocaust and of any of Labour’s  serious political opponents as ‘Nazis’; but this caper finally became a victim of its own success as the resultant mass immigration temptingly swelled the numbers of Muesli votes far beyond those of Jews, as Mueslis generally maintained their historic antipathies to female wiles, to female education, to adultery, to homosexuality, to alcohol and to Jews, and as Jews themselves soon ceased to be the underdogs that they had so affectingly appeared in 1945.

Of course, the official leftist position was that it was Zionism that was opposed, not Judaism, let alone Jewry. But two generations of convenient multiculturalism had led socialists to support the Muesli takeover of Europe that was likely to be opposed only by Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump; and their multiculturalism had got them stuck with Islamist attitudes to and proposals for Jews that were indeed those of Hitler – who had in the 1930s encouraged and facilitate the relocation of willing Jews to Palestine, as Britain had agreed with American Jewry in 1917 to boost support for American entry into the First World War. Many in MSM, in pre-Corbyn Labour and on the cowardly multiculturalized ‘right’ were likely to seize the chance of fun.

By 29th April, a fifth of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and a sixth of Labour MPs demanded publicly that the party’s only star, ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone, be expelled – even though RKL had done nothing but allude to the Haavara Agreement between Nazis and Zionists through the 1930s which had, according to the Jewish Encyclopedia, assisted the relocation of 60K Jews from Germany to Palestine.

More explosions were inevitable as holy multiculti Labourites learned that the attitudes of their belovéd Islamists towards Jews (and Christians and each other) were very far less civilized than those of Hitler. Said RKL: "How can the truth be an offence - if I had lied that would be offensive."“Everything I said was true and I will be presenting an academic book about that to the Labour Party inquiry,” he said.

The former London Mayor was referring to a book written in the 1980s by the American Marxist historian Lenni Brenner, who had noted there was collusion in the 1930s between campaigners for a Jewish homeland and the Nazis. Fanning the flames of Labour infighting, RKL said this 'history' was unknown to MPs of 2016 merely because "they don't teach it in Israeli schools".

In a further twist, he blamed his suspension on “embittered Blairites” who wanted to undermine his lifelong leftist pal Jeremy Corbyn (fourth-born champion of all underdogs – not least of Arab-Muslim Palestinians – and elected Labour leader by his desperate party in 2015).

He was strongly supported by the British left’s other star, ‘Gorgeous’ George Galloway (the only UK MP to have his argumentative skills commended by the US Senate).

Jeremy Corbyn’s director of strategy and communications, one Seamus Milne, weighed in with insistence that the foundation of the state of Israel had been a “crime”. The leftist Observer columnist Nick Cohen reckoned the “rot” of antiSemitism in Labour went deep (1 v):

"Go to any British synagogue or Jewish school and you will see police officers and volunteers guarding [Jews]. I do not want to tempt fate, but if British Jews were murdered, the leader of the Labour party would not be welcome at their memorial. The mourners would point to the exit and ask him to leave. If it is incredible that we have reached this pass, it is also intolerable. However hard the effort to overthrow it, the status quo cannot stand".

Hard indeed – to part with the millions of Muesli votes accumulated under the nice-looking banner of multiculturalism!

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Monday, April 18, 2016


MACEDONIA MANGLES MIGRANTS  

In increasing fulfilment of realists’ predictions, A/A pumigrant males from the 11K encamped on the border of Greece with Macedonia made a sustained effort to breach the razor-wired border fences, hurling rocks at police and returning tear gas canisters as they did so (Sunday Mail, 10 iv). The authorities escalated from stun grenades to the use of plastic bullets and water cannon, and 250 A/As were finally reported by French medics as being injured—making this the most damaging battle to date with Europe’s saintly invaders.


MULTICULTI CHAOS

 Two generations of ‘rainbow nation’ stuff – about all ‘minorities’ needing to work together – met a dramatic end as the ‘revived’ Labour Party of the Yukay turned out to have got itself stuffed full of youthful anti-Semites who preferred to pull in the ever-larger numbers of ‘British’ Muslim votes – at whatever cost of losing LGBT enthusiasts and left’s own largely faithful feminists.

Meantime, in Israel, members of ‘far right’ European groups were received with open arms – attesting to recognition that  multiculturalism had become a mess – and that Jews would need every Christian help they could get against muderous Mueslis.

Personification of the European civil war which Madcap Merkel had unleashed so as to establish the age-old ambition of an oil-rich Holy Germano-Turkic Empire was achieved in London, where electoral competition for the Mayoralty of London would bring head to head Jewish scion Zac Goldsmith (Con.) and Muesli-backing ‘human rights lawyer’ Sadiq Khan (Lab.).

(Sadiq Khan had shared a platform with a man convicted of terrorism and a militant who helped to train the ringleader of the July 7 London bomb attacks, raising serious questions about his approach to Islamist extremism. Labour’s candidate for London mayor spoke at a conference in the capital in 2003 alongside Yasser al-Siri, who had been sentenced to death in Egypt over a political assassination attempt that left a young girl dead. Another speaker was Sajeel Abu Ibrahim, better known as Sajeel Shahid, a member of al-Muhajiroun, a terrorist group later banned in the UK. He ran a camp in Pakistan which trained militants to fight for the Taliban.)


MODERN HOLINESS

Visiting the Greek isle of Lesbos to express sympathy with the hundred thousand A/A victims of mid-East civil war, general incompetence and failure to settle down under opthalmologist Basher Assad or other strongmen, the Pope was moved to invite a grand total of twelve A/As to enjoy the splendours of the Vatican. Apparently in line with new Catholic proclamations, the lucky twelve were selected not by need or merit but by the egalitarian principle of lottery.

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Monday, April 11, 2016


‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’ SCORNED

 A year after twelve of its staff were gunned down by Islamic fanatics, the brave Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo came out with an editorial saying all Muslims were to some extent to blame for the horrors committed in the name of their religion (Daily Mail, 6 iv).

Equally, the magazine condemned the cowardly Western response to jihadic bloodlust, saying “....all of it is informed by some version of the same dread or fear...The dread of being treated as an Islamophobe or being called racist. Really, a kind of terror.”

Though Charlie did not identify anti-racism as merely the key component of the pseudo-egalitarian political correctness which so assisted slave-making globalization, its editorial made it the first well-known publication to break from the party line of the elite high priests of PeeCee that there was no general problem with Mohammedanism, ‘the religion of peace.’


MUTTI MERKEL’S MIGRATION MADNESS  

As Führerin Merkel’s ‘solution’ to immigrant invasion problem she had created in Europe produced only a pathetic few score Mueslis agreeing to be ferried back from Greece to Turkey, the European Union’s plan to halt the migrant tide from Libya was also falling apart, with the naval operation in the Mediterranean failing to thwart traffickers and the desperate masses continuing to slip into Italy, officials told The Times (8 iv).

More than 19,000 migrants, mostly sub-Saharan Africans, had arrived in Italy from north Africa in the first three months of 2016, a huge increase on the same period in 2015. The surge raised fears in Rome that Italy would have to accommodate up to 270,000 new arrivals in 2016, particularly if Syrian refugees trapped in Turkey switched to the north African route.

    The EU’s naval operation, known as Sophia, was launched in 2015 with the aim of catching traffickers at sea with the help of a Royal Navy ship. Instead, it was spending most of its time rescuing migrants from the water, in effect making life easier for the traffickers, according to an Italian magistrate.

“The ships are patrolling very close to Libyan waters, allowing traffickers to send out unstable dinghies helmed merely by migrants because they know they will be picked up quickly,” said Carmelo Zucchero, who had prosecuted traffickers in Sicily. “We used to stop traffickers on the high seas escorting migrant boats, but we don’t see these organizers any more,” he added. “The EU is doing an important job saving lives; but if its primary mission is catching smugglers, it is not doing it — thanks to its own methods.”

    One Greek official, as angry as most of his countrymen with the A/A invasion, produced figures for the Mail (9 iv) of new arrivals to the camp on tiny Skiros island since the deportations began, and said that, for every migrant deported, at least three new arrivals were admitted after landing on beaches. ‘We sent 64 out by boat back to Turkey this week. Since then, we have had 152 new people coming in. The week before, we had 300 new arrivals. The numbers don’t add up. This whole exercise is a lot of garbage.’

    Further embarrassment for the traitorous, incompetent and authoritarian Mad Mutti was that Greek authorities had failed to persuade thousands of ‘refugees’ to leave their squalid conditions around the port of Piraeus for the relative comfort of frank detention camps where they could be prepared for shipping to Turkey (Daily Telegraph, 8 iv). Wishing to maintain appearances, the Greeks said they would wait at least a leisurely couple of weeks before using force.


‘DIVERSITY’ DEPRESSING  

Unremarked by cheerleaders for multiculti mixing, research by two Asian economists exploded the postmodern Western myth that nations should unfailingly be encouraged towards ethnic mixing.  While diversity of values was found positively associated with national levels of innovation in science and business, diversity of ethnicity had only a negative association (AmRen, 7 iv):

Bala Ramasamy and Matthew Yeung, Applied Economic Letters, February 12, 2016

Abstract

Although the effect of culture on national innovation levels is well-established, previous literature assumes cultural homogeneity within a nation. In this article we analyse two aspects of diversity–ethnic and values–and their impact on national innovation output. We show that ethnic diversity or fractionalization and values diversity are distinct and while the former has a negative effect on innovation, the latter contributes positively. However, countries are bound to have both types of diversity. We find that countries that are ethnically homogenous but diverse in values orientation are the best innovators.

To which one AmRen correspondent helpfully added:

"It's FAR worse than that. Racial diversity reduces trust among the population, increases chaos and turmoil, creates disunity and inter-tribal hostility, but even more perilous than all those combined is the fact that no multicultural society in the history of mankind has existed for very long -- with most of them breaking up in bloody warfare"

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Monday, April 04, 2016



HIGH-IQ RIGHT

 It turned out that the Anglosphere’s groupings of non-psychotic race-realistic thinkers and writers (such as American Renaissance, VDare and TakiMag) had happily been joined by ‘Alternative Right’ (alt-right), headed by Richard Spencer (AmRen, 30 iii) and making up for the demise of the once-vibrant ‘Human Biodiversity’ (hbd). Apparently the new group stressed the value of culture, tradition, hierarchy and intelligence; and it had invented the useful concept of ‘cuckservatism’ which had so enraged America’s ignoracist Republicans.


VIRTUE-SIGNALLING GERMANY SUFFERS

  Germany’s pumigrants had moved from being a challenge to being a problem. This was allowed to be admitted in the Guardian (1 iv, by the personally once-‘welcoming’ Konstantin Richter). “The EU has struck a complicated deal with Turkey that is meant to reduce the influx. It may or may not work. But whatever happens in the coming months, Germany’s Willkommenskultur – the belief that we should welcome refugees with open arms – has arguably come to an end

What’s more, the nation that took in more than a million people seems irredeemably changed by the experience – and not for the better. Germany is bitterly divided on the refugee question. Neighbours and families are divided. The poisonous atmosphere has been fuelled by rightwing hatemongers. But the adherents of the Willkommenskultur, in my view, are also to blame.”

Among the lesser problems posed by rapefugees were apparently educational levels of age ten, denigration of Jews, expressions of sympathy for parents only having daughters, and inability to say ‘thank you.’


WHITE ALL RIGHT

 While Yankee and Britoid luvvies were beating their breasts at the ‘under-representation’ of Blacks among Oscar, Bafta and Wooftah prizewinners, it turned out that South and Central America had been swept for fourteen years by a ‘telenovela,’ Rebelde, centred on an elite private school in Mexico City and featuring an almost-all-White cast.

The soap pop sensation had been released on television in some two dozen countries (including seven in Eastern Europe) – but not in Yukay and not till 2015 in USA.


TRANSGENDER TYRANNY TARGETED

 Enthusiasts for intersexuality were cautioned by acclaimed British author Ian McEwan (Daily Mail, 2 iv). In a lecture for the Royal Institute about the history of ‘selfhood,’ McEwan rejected the notion that identity could be chosen as if from a supermarket shelf, complained of the culture of victimhood that was so often cultivated by the self-styled transgendered, and deplored free speech about such matters becoming restricted by students on American and British university campuses.

Tackling the idea that people are free to choose their identities as they wish, he claimed that humans were constrained by other things, such as biology, experiences and social norms. “I think,” he said, “there is sweeping through American campuses a kind of strange sense of victimhood and a sense of purposeful identities that we can’t actually all of us agree with.

Of course sex and race are different, but they also have a biological basis. It makes a difference whether you have an X or Y chromosome.”

His comments were dismissed by tranny spokespersons as “hurtful,” “offensive” and “dangerous” (Times, 2 iv). But his feeling that philosophies of ‘sexual fluidity’ needed  full and fair discussion was supported by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, who came out against the proposed imposition of biological unrealism by Scotland’s First Minister who wanted ‘gender’ on birth certificates to become a matter of personal choice, allowing unrecorded and unauthenticated change of classification at any time and including an option of ‘non-binary gender’ (Daily Telegraph, 2 iv).


ETHNIES AT IT  

The Muslim-Christian clash of civilizations which PeeCee dared not admit achieved official form as mortar and artillery fire erupted in the disputed Caucasus area of Nagorno-Karabakh, killing dozens in two days of fighting (BBC, 3 iv). Wanton neglect of the need for clear separation between rivalrous ethnic groups had left the southern strip of Christian Armenia between the pincers of Sunni Turkey and Shi-ite Iran, and N-K as a Christian outpost within Shi-ite Azerbaijan.

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Monday, March 28, 2016


COLOUR OF CRIME NOT CONSPIRACY  

Though, over a generation, the race traitors of the peecee political elite and MSM had made it publicly unquestionable in America that any excess of Black criminality was the result of Whie racism, an updated survey by veteran economic analyst Edward Rubenststein (The Color of Crime, 2016 Revised Edition) made clear that stark differences continued as long maintained by Art Jensen, Phil Rushton and Jared Taylor as Black > Hispanic > White > East Asian – with cops notably failing to vent their supposed animosities against the USA’s Orientals. Steve Sailer summarized Rubinstein’s findings in Taki Magazine (23 iii) but a particular refutation of police bias was made neatly by Rubinstein himself:

"Almost without exception, the black/white and Hispanic/white arrest multiples are lower for the less serious crimes. Whatever else this difference may mean, it is strong evidence that the police are not making biased arrests. Police have broad discretion as to whether they will arrest someone for forcible touching, shoplifting, or setting off a false fire alarm. If racist police wanted to vent prejudices on non-whites, these are the crimes for which they could most easily do so. They can walk away if someone complains he was spat on, and if they are racist they can walk away if the spitter is white but make an arrest if the spitter is black. Police cannot walk away if someone is lying on the sidewalk bleeding from a knife wound"


TRUMP ZOOMS TO SCORE  

In the aftermath of the Brussels horrors (34 killed and hundreds injured by ISICK), America’s Donald Trump was the first and only Western politician to respond practically to the Mueslie atrocity, proposing surveillance of Muslie areas and especially of mosques (Daily Mail, 22 iii). Monitoring might not be as reassuring as enabling mosques to to demonstrate their contributions to aiding victims of jihad, or as banning unkempt beards and slitty veils; or as salutary as closing one mosque for each person killed by jihadists, banning concentrations of Mueslis, banning Arabic, forbidding the import of Mueslie wives and sterilizing welfare-dependent mothers illiterate in English.

But, assuming surveillance would include communications and finances, it would be a big improvement on the fatuous waffle of peecee politicians and MSM.* DT also supported the use of waterboarding with “radical Islamic terrorists” and condemned US President Obarmy for declining to cut short his high-jinks holiday in Cuba so as to organize teams of New York cops to explain to Europeans how the policing of crime- and drugs-filled ghettoes should be done.

* An honourable exception was the usually much-admired former editor of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan – 23 iii. Ditto the Mail’s ‘controversial’ Katie Hopkins – 23 iii. And DT especially won the support of the London Times for surveillance of imams (24 iii). Emboldened, perhaps, DT went on to say he would not rule out dropping battlefield nukes on ISICK – thus making up for eight years of casualess on the part of Peace Nobelist Obarmy (D. Telegraph, 25 iii).

Further, DT threatened he would cut supplies of military toys to Saudi unless that kingdom got its act together to fight ISICK. He achieved the accolade of being burned in effigy by Mexicans on Easter Sunday.


EASTER OFFERING  

As the Christian holy days of Easter (celebrated in Britain chiefly by public ‘servants’) licensed columnists to reflect on the state of the West’s run-down religion, the Telegraph’s Jemima Lewis (25 iii) was drawn to remark  the greater appeal of Christianity to women than to men – a sex difference not found in Jewry or Islam (and traditionally less in Catholicism than in Protestantism).

Plausibly, JL noted that early Christianity had opposed the ‘chauvinistic’ ways of the Roman Empire, allowing/encouraging girls to marry late or not at all and freeing them from demands by Roman fathers to abort or kill unwanted children [even up to age 35] and to have easy and cheap divorces if not outright polygamy. In short, females were to be ‘looked after’ while offering only loosely supervised faithfulness in return.

The West’s 20th century ‘welfare’ states actually beefed up this ‘protection’ of females, throwing in expensive health care throughout the grand old ages which women reached and high-sounding education for their children; and men accepted taxation costs since they were given vast sexual freedoms previously unknown in even the most pagan worlds.

Any problem? Yes: the expense was terrific and no-one – male or female – wanted the additional expense of fighting for a system the rightness or efficacy of which they could scarcely articulate. Probably it was only the collapse of socialist welfarism beneath its own burdensome excesses that would lead men to resume their provider roles – and to pester dominies for theologies and histories of Christianity to match.

At some point voting would have to correspond to contributions (‘No representation without taxation!’) – thus allowing a greater influence of intelligence in politics, as Jesus surely had in mind in his largely good-humoured challenges to Jewish legalism.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016


FORCE FOR ‘REFUGEES’

The physicality of clashes between Syrian (etc.) pumigrants and their European hosts ratcheted up another notch as Macedonian guards took batons  to A/As who had found a way out of Greece by crossing (though others drowned in) a fast-flowing river.

Confrontations had previously involved pushing, shoving, groping, raping, robbing and arson of refugee shelters but now moved on to beatings to force pumigrants aboard buses to take them back to Greece (which had admitted them in expectation of unloading them northwards into the welcoming arms of Mad Mutti Merkel and her German idealists).

“The [Macedonian troops] hit everyone – women, children, men – and said ‘you are going back’,” said Halad al-Hassan, 32, from Raqqa, the Syrian city overrun by Islamic State militants last summer (Guardian, 16 iii). “People are very shocked, too shocked to even want to speak,” he sighed, shaking his head in disbelief. “I’ve been here in Idomeni for 27 days. It’s very bad, very cold, very unbelievable. Why does Macedonia do this? Why has Europe closed the borders?”

Dazed youngsters, blankets strewn across their shoulders against the biting cold, walked around aimlessly as charity workers – many having worked through the night – strove to cater for the estimated 2,500 people pushed back into Greece.

{As people smugglers worked tirelessly to help pumigrants with their ambitions, it could not be long before the authorities would use their guns – as should have been threatened from the beginning of the invasion. German anarchists were also reported to be stirring things up in the appalling 14K-strong ‘city’ that had grown up on the Greece-Macedonia border.}


ETHNIC REALISM TO RULE AT LAST  

As Russia surprised the world by a sudden withdrawal of its jet bombers from Syria, experienced Times correspondent Roger Boyes reckoned that John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov, the US and Russian foreign ministers, had sketched out a “federal” future for Syria (16 iii). It seemed that Vladimir Putin might accept the idea that the Alawite-dominated Latakia region in the west and the capital Damascus stay in Moscow-friendly hands while the Syrian Kurds in the north would be given a form of self-government.

Much to the annoyance of Turkey, the Syrian Kurds had already been promised diplomatic recognition by the Kremlin.

In the Sunni parts of Syria, meanwhile, Russia said it was ready to join the US in attacking Islamic State headquarters in Raqqa. Despite the withdrawal, Russia could strike Raqqa with long-range bombers based in its client state of Dagestan. The only problem was that Basher Assad wanted to continue with a multicultural Syria under his own control – hence him finding himself dumped by the realistic Russkies.


OZ SOCKS IT TO UK ‘CONSERVATIVES’  

Just as Yukay ‘Conservatives’ made a Budget centrepiece of announcing they would produce an educational utopia by a multi-milllion-pound re-naming of schools as ‘academies’ [cf. America’s ‘charter schools’ – and with equally little ability to select pupils, to select their syllabuses or to select their own methods of discipline and expulsion], Australian researchers came forward with massive modern evidence of genetic effects on children’s performance (SBS News, 15 iii).

School results of thousands  of twins in NAPLAN tests revealed that skills in maths, reading and spelling were up to 75 per cent genetic; and genetics even had a 50 per cent impact on writing skills. In stark contrast, when looking at why children performed better or worse than their peers, the influence of teachers and schools on students was found to be only around 5 per cent.

The research has been conducted by Emeritus Professor Brian Byrne and colleagues at the Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders, and the University of New England [in New South Wales]. Byrne is a guest on this week’s episode of Insight, sharing his views on how research into twins can deepen our understanding of the general population. The research will shortly be published in full, with much of the peer review process complete. Some parts of the study have already been published.

Byrne and his colleagues were allowed access to around 3000 sets of twins and were able to look at their academic performance in literacy and numeracy NAPLAN tests in years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The results were surprising {to brain-addled social-environmentalists – latterly including wet cuckservatives}.

Families, teachers and schools had a much more modest contribution when explaining the difference in academic performance of children in the same grade or class.

The majority of difference between students’ abilities in literacy and numeracy were instead attributable to their genetic make-up. Writing skills were the least influenced by genetics -- only about 50 per cent. Genetic influences on reading, spelling and mathematics abilities were found to be between 50 and 75 per cent.

The findings back up earlier research done in the UK.

“Genes are the things that are, for the most part, driving differences among children, and not different teachers or even different schools,” Byrne told Insight’s Jenny Brockie, during filming of the show’s feature on twins. Byrne says his findings “undermine the idea that a really, really big player in how well children are doing is teacher qualifications and a teacher’s education.”

Unsurprisingly, the UK Budget’s announcement of mass academization of schools elicited much caterwauling from correspondents to the Guardian (19 iii) and BBCR4’s ‘Any Answers’ – though mainly out of conventionally pious anxieties that the dreaded ‘privatization’ was in the offing rather than out of concern that inherited g levels required teaching to be arranged according to children’s abilities and achievements-to-date (as per TgF Chapter 4).

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Monday, March 14, 2016

COWARDLY DONS SHAMED

 Summoned to Oxford by ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ for a demo against vestiges of British imperialism, the half-a-million students of Britain managed to field only a pitiful 150 scruffs for the protest. Yet, despite this feebleness of support for latter-day leftism, Yukay’s prostrate-to-PeeCee academia produced not a single voice to speak in favour of Rhodes or any of the brave Brits who had brought peace and prosperity to a fifth of the world’s peoples for 200 years. The cowardice of Cambridge staff was especially noted by a Guardian correspondent (10 iii):

"I never thought I’d be ashamed of my old college at Cambridge. But the decision of Jesus College to remove the ancient bronze cockerel from the hall (Report, 9 March), following the calls from undergraduates to send it back to Africa, is both shortsighted and cowardly. The college claims to act “in loco parentis” with regard to its undergraduates, but only the most inadequate parents bow before the childish demands of their offspring. What will be next? Will the college tear down the statue of its episcopal founder from over the main gateway? After all, Bishop Alcock (1430-1500) did not ordain women, and that must annoy the youngsters, too. Why have the backbones of Oxbridge dons been removed?"


TRUMP TO GET TOUGH

 Advancing from his proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims from coming to the USA, Republican front-runner for the White House, ‘Big Don’ Trump explained that ‘most Muslims hate us – there’s tremendous hatred.’ Though perhaps none too cognizant that Muslims hated and killed each other (along Solunni vs Shitite lines) with greater practicality than their largely fanciful dreams of exterminating Jews, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists.

Trump came closer than any other public figure to recognizing that the West was being invaded – its liberalism, geniality, prosperity and need for slave labour and socialist votes having sucked in the fighting-age men of A/A nations where romance was unavailable, culture a no-no and women confined largely to having babies till they dropped.

Wisely, ‘The Donald’ declined to commit himself to any more particular course of action than ‘finding out what was going on.’ But he was clear that the West’s 21st–century response to revived and oil-enriched mediaeval Islam needed beefing up. "I'll work on it with the generals," he said (CNN, 11 iii), "We have to play the game at a much tougher level than we're playing it now."


g for GERMANY

As millions of Germans prepared to vote in local elections, it turned out that the leader of the AfD (‘Alternative for Germany’) party – for which some 20% were expected to vote – had, after a first degree in chemistry from the University of Reading, got a doctorate from the highly prestigious University of Göttingen (founded by Britain’s Hanoverian monarch, King George II, in 1734), making her the West’s most intellectual nationalist leader.

The boyish Frauke Petry, 41 and a mother of four, had also been the first politician to advocate the obvious policy of using speeches and guns to deter unwanted A/A pumigrants/rapefugees. FP had also proved a most successful businesswoman, winning her country's Order of Merit for her innovative work.


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Monday, March 07, 2016


‘GLOBALIZATION’ CONUNDRUM ANSWERED

As the ‘Battle for Britain’ [re the UK’s future degree of association with the EUSSR] began, with its emotional focus being on the tidal wave of low-IQ immigration, slavery, squalor, illiteracy and welfare dependency that had been unleashed on the war-‘winning’ but bankrupt country by its short-term-thinking politicians, it turned out that the key question of how to justify free international trade without justifying free international movement of people had been answered in AmRen, 7 vi 2013.

Reviewing Ed West’s The Diversity Illusion, Tony Bain had pointed out that lax importation of Chinese computers could be easily undone by obsolescence, sale or destruction, no such remedies could be countenanced in the case of Chinamen  -- nor, Bain might have added, of their inevitable families.


CAMBRIDGE COCKEREL RENOUNCERS RAPPED

  As peecee students of Jesus College, Cambridge, resolved to dissociate from ‘British imperialism’ by returning to Nigeria a 13th-century bronze cockerel taken from that country’s Benin empire in 1897, a Guardian correspondent gave some faxalife [22 ii].

"I think its perfectly acceptable to repatriate the students to Nigeria, if they dislike living in a hateful, colonial Empire that looks down at them and thinks they are less worthy than others; but many believe that the old rulers of the city of Benin were a rapacious and greedy bunch, that frequently murdered visiting traders and most likely stole the cockerel from some poor victim, who was tortured, imprisoned and eventually murdered by the rulers of Benin, a nasty, evil, and rapacious group, not known for honesty, integrity or even-handed dealing"

Yes, the bronzes had been seized in response to Benin’s killing of twelve British traders. Scores were sold to museums around the world, which kept them more safe and more visible than would ever have happened in mega-corrupt Nigeria. Benin had been a keen participant in the African slave trade, selling some 3K Blacks annually.


LONDON SCHOOL VINDICATED

  The BBC’s star programme for the thinking man, Start the Week, gave top billing to pop psychocackler Oliver James to plug his book Not in Your Genes which rejoiced in the failure of 21st-century researchers to find any single genes having much effect on intelligence or personality [R4, 29 ii, chairperson Mary Ann Bighead]. In keeping with the loony Labour agenda of the 1980s, James took his jubilant 100% environmentalism to mandate the closure of all public [in UK, =private] schools so as to give expression to his egalitarianism.

[More likely, these schools would simply relocate to Belgium – where Brussels would happily provide a new Oxbridge to take the new Eton’s products.]

 Thankfully new-boy-on-the-psychogenetic-block Professor Marcus Munafo [U. Bristol] was on hand to explain to James that human psychological differences involved many genes, each of small effect – as had been recognized by Cyril Burt, Hans Eysenck and Arthur Jensen in the 1960s.


INVASION COVERAGE CONDEMNED

 As further scores of thousands of A/A pumigrants headed through the Balkans towards Mad Mutti Merkel’s promised welcome in idealistic Germany, even the Guardian found most of its correspondents rejecting its benevolence about the invasion and warning of troubles to come [1 iii, 2 iii].

"In my opinion, The Guardian is dialing this whole thing down... shutting down comments prematurely, or not opening them up at all - genuine news items not covered or mentioned. I think the policy seems to be don't report it, don't discuss it and it will all go away. Or to put it another way, Tony Blair's approach to creating a multicultural society - once they're in it'll be a fait accompli.

However, I don't think this issue is going to play out like that at all... I fear it will turn violent and I think it's an obligation on the part of the 'progressives' to acknowledge their hand in this. This is what they advocated. The warnings were and are clearly visible. And still they proceed. And the Guardian editorial line is fully behind it. If this turns ugly, in my opinion, they will simply slink off into the shadows and go quiet, like they had nothing to do it. But they are very very much front and centre

We see heroic young champions of freedom, fighting to bring down the oppressive rule of law.

For far too long, the countries of Europe have defended their borders and the security of their sovereign nations, even in times of war.

Now, in the new spirit of Schengen, and the heady cloud of “EU Shared Values”, these young warriors from the East are helping us to overcome this grim state of boring stability.

Saint Angela’s spiritual light has entered our souls, and we are embracing openness and welcoming all.

The future is a sunny plane of sweet harmony into which some of these nice young men will bring us the benefits of the culture of the worlds they have left behind.

The change will sometimes be explosive.

Embrace the spirit. Stay IN.

I see a violent mob, unable and unwilling to control themselves, taking up any object that can be used to force their way in a country that has neither invited nor needed them, with the complete disregard of any law of that country. And it is deeply disappointing is that this alliance of the illegal migrants and their human traffickers has found a willing accomplice in the western liberal press, as seen in the lionizing style of this and many other articles.

It simply leaves me speechless that knowing what culture, religious background and social customs they come from the liberals would even consider supporting them, thus promoting the spreading of religious hatred and intolerance, tribalism and woman explitation and subjugation.


SUPPRESSION OF DYSGENIC THOUGHTS CONTESTED

 The cowardly cancellation by the London School of Economic of a talk that drew attention to the excessive numbers of delinquent children born to ‘welfare’ recipients was deplored, and the talk summarized by columnist Jenni Russell in the Times [3 iii]. Correspondents – e.g. below -- largely agreed with the shut-down speaker, neurobiologist Adam Perkins [King’s College London].

"The biggest challenge facing our country is the entrenched belief that it is every person's right to have as many children as they wish and the state must fund them. The extent of this entrenchment is demonstrated by the reaction to this research.

The liberal educated elite has created and cultivated an often poorly educated, anti-social and wilfully unemployed under-class with a keen sense of entitlement. The problem is that the elite's argument in support of the status quo is an apparently sound, and they believe, totemic one: the children are innocent and should not be punished for the poor choices of the parents.

Sadly, the savvy parents understand this moral obelisk and have worked out that for Western liberalism to eviscerate it would be to plunge a dagger into the heart of its own core philosophy. This argument cannot be won on moral grounds.

The irony is that it will be a fiscal economic argument that trumps this seemingly unassailable moral position. The deficit will save our society because soon we will be forced to accept that we simply can't afford it any more.

The liberals will be content because the economists will tell them they were morally right before throwing the system out of the sinking balloon. It turns out we cannot afford our high ideals. ‘Twas ever thus.....


EMPIRE DEFENDED  

Despite some polite lamentation over the failure of Zimbabwean student to get the statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oxford High Street, and some expressions of resolve to ‘think seriously’ about Britain’s imperial history, even some Guardian correspondents could be found expatiating on the Empire’s success – at least in comparison with the expansionist efforts of other countries [4 iii].

"I am not ashamed of our past, it is the present that shames me, and this supposed liberal need for atone for the supposed sins of our predecessors.

Let’s be clear, those people lived hard lives, much harder than many of the people they supposedly oppressed. They got off their backsides and explored the World. For the liberals of this World pontificating from the comforts of their arm chair, I would love to see them manage a day on a ship (200 years ago), never mind the years at a time that great men like Cook did.

They were industrious, hard working, and great innovators. They seized the opportunities that were available to them, and didn't lie idle, spreading their industry across the World. While not everything they did was PC and would meet the sensibilities of today, they did largely improve those countries which they went into.

So no we shouldn't be apologising, none more so than modern day residents of Italy should apologise for the Romans being the most advanced people of their age. Nor should we be giving more money/ scholarships to moaning students from Zimbabwe, a nation that was a bread basket prior to their independence from the UK, and would now face starvation without international aid.

No, we should be more confident and tell them to go back and study in their home country if they do not like our history."

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016


LOONY-LEFTIE-LEZZIES ‘NO PLATFORM’ VETERAN QUEER-LIBERATOR

The officerette for LGBTs at NUS [National Union of Stupids....] demanded veteran yag campaigner Peter Tatchell should not be allowed to address students at the University of Canterbury – saying she would withdraw her own services if he did so [Observer, 14 ii]. Tatchell had offended lezzies by backing a Northern Ireland bakery which had declined to produce a wedding cake bearing a message favouring gay marriage. Tatchell thus joined star feminoid Germaine Greer as a star ‘progressive’ ostracized by students for favouring free speech.

    A London correspondent writes, “Poor old Tatchell. Having been religiously peecee all his life, he finds himself suffering the fate of of all people who become completely captured by an ideology -- they are eventually left behind by the following generations of disciples who become ever more extreme to show they are the truest of believers.”


FEMININNIES ANSWERED

  Cambridge University provided a riposte to femilezzie puritanism as some twenty of its gals paraded their wares before an enthusiastic audience of 1K in the city’s Corn Exchange. Notable among the young beauties was Pippa Bull, 20 [centre], an art history undergrad who hailed from Stephen Hawking’s college, Gonville and Caius, which had hosted the CRB vs Darkest Howe debate in 1997. After acclaimed topless performances, Pippa moved on to modelling bondage gear [Sunday Mail, 14 ii].




AUSTRO-GERMAN SPLIT AS ‘SYRIANS’ SURGE IN

 The lines of pan-German civil war began to be publicly drawn as Austria declared itself fed up with the A/A invasion which Führerin Merkel’s idealism had unleashed. Austria demanded Macedonia ‘completely stop’ the flow of migrants across its border from Greece after saying it had nearly reached its ‘maximum’ intake [Daily Mail, 12 ii]. Macedonia had erected metal fencing topped with razor wire along the border at the main crossing point from Greece for migrants coming through the Balkan peninsula en route to western Europe. Austria, which received 90,000 asylum requests in 2015, had set a limit of less than half that number for 2016.

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz had urged Macedonia to halt the influx and warned that Vienna would soon have to follow suit and block refugees on its own frontiers. Speaking on a visit to the Macedonian capital, Skopje, Mr Kurz said: ‘Most probably in the coming months our maximum number will be reached, so Austria will have to stop the migrants at its own border. Macedonia must be ready to completely stop the entry of migrants on its borders.’

By contrast, Berlin continued to demand that A/A invaders be given free passage through Macedonia – and for that matter Bulgaria and Austria so the rapefugees and jiheadists could reach Germany’s Promised Land. In response, Austria said it would henceforth entertain only 80 asylum applications daily [though there was already a queue of ‘Syrians’ waiting in Slovenia] and allow only 3,120 daily to transit through Austria to Germany – both in defiance of ‘human rights’ emanating from Brussels and Strasbourg [Guardian, 19 ii]. [Just why UK PM Daft Dave did not similarly just defy the Eurocracy in his alleged ‘battle for Britain’ was unclear.]


MULTICULTI SPURNED

 The ideals of passable respect for all races and religions – drummed into the West by a generation of vicious peecee ‘liberal-leftists – seemed to have had limited influence on the Oxford University Labour Club, where the chairman resigned in protest against many members “having problems with Jews” [sometimes calling them “filthy Zionists”] and where the Oxford Jewish Society had gleaned evidence for eight charges of anti-Semitism with which it persuaded HMG to institute an immediate inquiry into the naughtiness [which was specially prevalent among Corbynistas] [D.Telegraph, 18 ii].


TRUMPING PEECEE  

Called “unChristian” by the Pope for wanting a fence to keep Mexican pumigrants out of America and a ban on new Muesli arrivals, Presidential hopeful Donald Trump shot back that the pontiff was a “disgrace” who should be on his knees praying for a Trump victory to protect the West and his faith [D.Mail, 19 ii].

At a stroke The Donald thus swept past the lily-livered supplicants ooops diners of Brussels, the pathetic ‘academics’ of the LSE who acquiesced in student demands for cancellation of a lecture spelling out the heritable aggression and criminality of some British welfare dependents, and perhaps even Vladimir Putin himself – who had failed to spell out his game plan of backing relatively White Shitites against the darker, more authoritarian and hysterical Arab Solunnis. Trump went on to win the Republican nomination in South Carolina, forcing Latino-loving Jeb Bush to withdraw from the US Presidential race.


CHINA TO PRESERVE CIVILIZATION

 A handy introduction to the last fifty years of the psychometric study of group differences in race and sex was provided in an account of his own involvement in it by star researcher and eugenicist Emeritus  Professor Richard Lynn [AmRen, 19 ii].

Admittedly, Lynn’s concern with the psychology, heritability and educational implications of g  differences was slight; and his attention to the pretty small superiorities of East Asians [over Whites] and of men [over women – a difference which may be just in spatial ability] rather squeezed out the dismally low IQs of sub-Saharan Blacks and thus stopped Lynn seeing that the left’s hostility to g and ‘racism’ occurs largely because of the frustrating failure of its fifty years of multi-trillion-dollar taxpayer-funded efforts to show the slightest achievement for its beloved social environmentalism.

But his reluctance to think that the West might actually overthrow environmentalism as it faced down mounting invasion by low-IQ hordes was at least paired with optimism that the Chinese – despite their current shameful addiction to Western universities [aka nurseries, with their ‘safe places’ and political correctness] – might maintain a semblance of civilization; and his visual aids of selected colleagues were excellent.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016


CARRY ON PEECEE DINING – WITHOUT EVEN SPEECHES!  

As February brought an extra 350K Syrians surging towards Europe, and a Geneva-outlawed ballistic missile test was held without Western hindrance by North Korean enslaver-dictator Kim-il-Pong, ex-Labourite columnist Rod Liddle properly noted the apparently unopposed infiltration of the UN by left-wing twerps [Sunday Times, 7 ii].

"Scarcely a month goes by without some damning indictment of the UK by one of the UN’s proliferating panel of Third World lawyers on the make. Usually some fourth-division neo-Marxist halfwit, such as the Brazilian UN “rapporteur” Raquel Rolnik who worked herself into a frenzy about the bedroom tax [which required UK council house denizens to pay for any spare rooms].

Let me tell you about Raquel. She once sacrificed a live chicken to the ghost of her hero Karl Marx, while studying in a Paris bedsit. No, not kidding. Quite what gives this idiotic Brazilian commie, surrounded by teeming disease-ridden favelas, the right to lecture us about housing policy escapes me.

Still less the Argentinian rapporteur Juan Mendez, who decided we were quite wrong to try to scrap the Human Rights Act, or indeed a UN panjandrum called Joseph Cannataci who ordained that the UK should stop its surveillance of possible terrorists. But then this is an organisation that sees not a scintilla of irony in having, on its Human Rights Council, delegates from Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Russia and that bastion of democracy Togo.

It is also an organisation to which we are the fifth-largest donor, providing more than 5% of its income. Money it spends on left-wing lawyers and academics to eviscerate the only countries in the world that even pretend to give a monkey’s about its fatuous adjudications. Incidentally, we fork out almost 7% of the cost of the UN’s peacekeeping operations. Hell, that’s money well spent, isn’t it?

The latest UN verdict concerns the WikiLeaks nerd and megalomaniac Julian Assange. Three members of a UN panel — from those vibrant democracies South Korea, Mexico and Benin — decided that we had detained Assange wrongly and that he should be “released” and paid compensation.

Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy for 3½ years because he does not wish to face charges of sexual assault in Sweden. I assume the Ecuadoreans, even though they are lefties, are heartily sick of the man by now, tapping away at his computer, emerging only to beg for another plate of nachos and maybe some grilled armadillo.

Plainly, we have not detained him. He is free to go. This is not detention, this is “hiding”. Assange himself described the UN panel’s decision as a “victory of historic importance”. But then in Julian’s mind, everything he does is a victory of historic importance — picking his nose, going to the lavatory, talking to Guardian journalists and so on. He is still full of himself, even though many cretinous Brit luvvies, such as Jemima Khan, deserted his cause after he skipped bail and fled to the embassy.

Obviously, we should take no notice of the UN panel’s decision — apart from maybe reviewing our membership. The real question is how did the United Nations — like so many of our own institutions — come to be captured by these First World-loathing liberal lefties?"

To which a correspondent helpfully added

"The UN is not the only institution taken over by left-wing ideologues. Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Oxfam, the RSPCA, and many others have gone the same way. They are started by people with good intentions who generally want the world to be a better place, but those sorts of people too often lack the resolve and staying power to withstand the more determined entryism of the Left, who, having failed to get any sort of democratic mandate for their discredited doctrinaire views, look for half-open back doors to sneak through".


PEECEE ‘POLICE’ EXPOSED BY FACEBOOK [D.Telegraph, 6 ii]

An Iraqi migrant has admitted raping a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Austria because he had not had sex in four months and it was a “sexual emergency”.

The 20-year-old man is accused of attacking the boy in a cubicle of the Theresienbad swimming pool in Vienna, telling police he had “followed his desires”.

The victim had to be hospitalised following injuries inflicted by the suspect, who worked as a taxi driver after arriving in Austria via the Balkans in September, and who has a wife and daughter back in Iraq.

After the attack, the suspect left the cubicle and went to enjoy himself by springing from the three-metre-high diving board while the victim alerted a lifeguard, Austrian newspaper the Kronen Zeitung reported.

An ambulance was called immediately and police arrested the man at the pool.

He told police during interrogation that he knew he had made “a huge mistake” and that he had left a “big scar on the boy”.

But he said he had “followed his desires,” adding: “I haven’t had sex for four months.”

The man explained that before coming to Austria he had been with a woman in Iraq who wasn’t his wife, who he said had been constantly ill since the birth of their daughter.

In Austria, he had “not withstood not having any sex because he had a marked surplus of sexual energy”, he said in interrogation.

The man said he knew that having sex with 10-year-old boys was “forbidden in any country of the world”, the Kronen Zeitung reported. The man is currently in custody.

The attack took place on December 2, but police said they did not release details to “protect the victim”.

But police have now officially announced the details of the crime after reports emerged on Facebook, with the Kronen Zeitung reporting the incident in December following unofficial confirmation.


g FACTOR FOUND IN DOGS

Egalitarians received a rude surprise as psychologists reported that dogs who did well at one problem-solving task also did well at others – as happens for humans on mental tests, yielding differences in general intelligence [MA/IQ] [Daily Mail, 8 ii].

"Researchers at the London School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh tested 68 border collies – normally considered the most intelligent dogs and thus having restricted g range. The tests included navigation, measured by timing how long it took to find food hidden behind barriers, and if the dogs could tell the difference between different amounts of food. They were also assessed at how well they could follow a human pointing to an object. The researchers found that dogs who did well on one test tended be better at the other tests – suggesting that intelligence is ‘generalised’ in dogs, as it is in humans. Furthermore, dogs that did tests faster were likely to do them more accurately.

Dr Rosalind Arden, a Research Associate at LSE, said: ‘Just as people vary in their problem solving abilities, so do dogs, even within one breed.This is significant because in humans there is a small but measurable tendency for people who are brighter to be healthier and live longer. So if, as our research suggests, dog intelligence is structured similarly to ours, studying a species that doesn’t smoke, drink, use recreational drugs and does not have large differences in education and income, may help us understand this link between intelligence and health better. In addition, dogs are one of the few animals that reproduce many of the key features of dementia, so understanding their cognitive abilities could be valuable in helping us to understand the causes this disorder in humans and possibly test treatments for it.’

Dr Mark Adams, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, said: “This is only a first step, but we are aiming to create a dog IQ test that is reliable, valid and can be administered quickly.  Such a test could rapidly improve our understanding of the connection between dog intelligence, health, even lifespan, and, he jested, be the foundation of ‘dognitive epidemiology’.... Dogs are excellent for this kind of work because they are willing to participate and seem to enjoy taking part.”

In order to get a large sample of dogs from similar backgrounds the researchers recruited working border collies, which meant that there weren’t big differences in how they were raised. The dogs were tested at Kinloch Sheepdogs.

‘A general intelligence factor in dogs’ by Rosalind Arden and Mark James Adams doi:10.1016/j.intell.2016.01.008 appears in Intelligence 55, March–April 2016, pp 79–85, published by Elsevier."


RHODES REPRIEVED  

After naughtily pondering whether Oriel College’s statue of its mighty benefactor might be replaced by one of Zimbabwe [Southern Rhodesia] dictator Robert Mugabe, Private Eye [5 ii] turned to considering whether the Oxford University Student Union [where lefties had voted 81-5 to bring down the statue] should seek removal of London statues of Ndebele-slaughtering Sir Hiram Maxim*, Russian-slaughtering Vladimir Lenin and eugenics inventor Sir Francis Galton.

And why not of the fifteen pictures of Galton held by the National Portrait Gallery?

But in the end the Eye reprieved Oriel as a listed building.

The Eye concluded “....the childish ‘Rhodes must Fall’ campaign combined with the initial wetness of Oriel threatens to open a Pandora’s Box of modern, posturing iconoclasm – barbarism, in fact.”

[An epic ten-part TV series, ‘Rhodes,’ had been provided by the BBC in 1996 – somewhat ungainly and exaggerating evidence of Rhodes’ homoexuality/paedophilia, but fair to his liberalism, to his wanting negro enfranchisement, and to his dislike of apartheid.]

* During the Battle of the Shangani, 700 soldiers fought off 5,000 warriors with just four Maxim guns. It played an important role in the swift European colonization of Africa in the late 19th century. The extreme lethality was employed to devastating effect against obsolete charging tactics, when native opponents could be lured into pitched battles in open terrain. As it was put by Hilaire Belloc, in the words of the figure "Blood" in his poem "The Modern Traveller":

Whatever happens, we have got

The Maxim gun, and they have not.


FÜHRERINPRINZIP REMARKED  

Surprisingly in a pro-establishment newspaper, correspondents to the Times could be found venting their fury at the mad authoritarian idealism of Germany’s Mutti Merkel. An example [10 ii] –

"....Oxford’s Professor Sir Paul Collier, in an interview with Die Welt, saw no meaningful reason for her actions in the migrant crisis, even going so far as to state that, far from saving a single Syrian life, she has the many deaths on her conscience, as there was no need for one single Syrian to make the dangerous journey to get [to Germany].

In other words Merkel has in every way damaged Germany, such that there is no going back. And in going it alone, in the tradition of the Kaiser, the Führer, and now Mutti herself, she has once more asserted German dominance and power, negating the whole of German policy since Adenauer, which was designed to make Germany into a reliable partner for the rest of Europe. She is, in other words, the greatest catastrophe since Hitler and will have destroyed Germany and Europe as once the Kaiser the Führer did -- differently, but just as effectively. Happy days are here again!


‘REVOLUTION’ TO ROCK EUROPE – TRUMP  

Fresh from more than doubling the vote of any other Republican candidate in the primary elections in New Hampshire, bumptious billionaire Donald Trump forecast that Europe would not escape its own 9/11 and would respond to the treachery of its idealistic peecee politicos with revolution – which he said his German friends now dreaded [D.Telegraph, 11 ii]. This prognostication was reinforced by the first report – from Turkish authorities – of migrants from Syria/Iraq trying to head towards Europe with suicide vests and grenades [D.T.].


SURVEILLANCE, SOCIETY AND SALVATION  

Believing oneself monitored by an all-knowing and sometimes punishing God was associated with being more co-operative and more generous to co-religionists. Such was the finding of researchers in evolutionary anthropology and international relations from the universities of Oxford and British Columbia as they quizzed and experimented on 600 subjects from eight countries and a range of religious/irreligious beliefs [Nature, 10 ii].

The finding was in line with empirical demonstration of the importance of surveillance in controlling crime [Brand, 1971, New Society], with historical suggestions that the first human societies involved a genetic leap into the paranoia of thinking oneself watched and addressed [Jaynes, 1976, The Origin of Consciousness], and today’s likelihood that criminality fuelled by drugs, dysgenics and darkie immigration had only been – however partially – controlled by a massive increase of surveillance by videocamera and internet.


WIN FOR INTELLIGENCE  

The g factor among children of the same age was found to predict educational success in adolescence four times more strongly than all other human factors put together. In data from 4.5K twins, the ‘Big Five’ personality dimensions beloved of cowardly g-avoidant psycholoshits, plus a fashionable measure of ‘grit’ [determination/persistence], plus estimates of home and school excellence were quite outclassed by g. The biggest predictor of GCSE success was intelligence, which accounted for roughly 40 per cent of achievement [Daily Mail, 12 ii].

A further 50 per cent of success could not be predicted, the King’s College London researchers said. The study’s first author, Kaili Rimfeld from the Institute of Psychiatry said: “Until now there has been very little evidence about the origins of differences between children in ‘grit’ and its influence on academic achievement, despite the fact that it plays an important role in UK and US education policies.”

The result came in as Britain’s ‘Tory’ government committed itself to a wide range of antiquated liberalistic tinkering hoped to yield heaven on earth in schools [where grammar was being taught to the IQ80s....], prisons [where ‘rehabilitation’ was the rage – as it had been off and on since the 1930s], hospitals [where obese sociologized nurses were to provide unused 24-7 service] and businesses [where dyslexics demoted for mistakes could sue employers] – anything rather than treat people in accordance with their wishes and abilities.


WIN FOR WEST THOUGH LOSS FOR LOVE

Pitiless Muslim attitudes to modern Western and Christian love – and especially to love and marriage being self-chosen and not ‘arranged’ by parents or priests – went on remarkable display among Muesli politicos, preachers and street protesters. Pakistan's president denounced St Valentine's Day, saying the festival had no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided. President Mamnoon Hussain told students that it was a Western tradition and conflicted with Muslim culture. His remarks came after a district in north-western Pakistan banned Valentine's Day celebrations altogether as “obscene.”

Peshawar – Pakistan’s oldest city, pop 3.5M -- also passed a resolution to ban celebrations of what it called a "useless" day. In the run-up to the festival, one conservative newspaper described it as a "festival of obscenity", asking if Pakistanis would next start celebrating the Hindu Diwali or the Christian Christmas.

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Monday, February 08, 2016


 RHODES DEFENDED

Britain’s known intellectuals had turned out to be either so converted to, or terrified of PeeCee that they could do nothing as colonialist colossus Cecil Rhodes was insulted in a Black-led attack on his High Street statue in Oxford (see January); but a correspondent to the Guardian was more robust, as follows:

"Give it a break with your puerile, ill-informed, 'war criminal" drivel! You've previously tried to link Rhodes’ sponsorship of the Jameson Raid, which was reprehensible and undoubtedly catalyzed the 2nd Boer War, to culpability for what transpired in the camps as a consequence of Roberts and Kitchener's ‘scorched earth’ tactics.That is historically inaccurate rubbish. It is also highly improbable that either of Kitchener or Roberts, whilst acquainted with Rhodes, would have sought his advice on military strategy after his actions during the siege of Kimberley. If you are looking for a "hidden hand" behind Roberts or Kitchener then Milner, who was Governor at the time and a close confidante of Roberts, is a far more likely candidate.

Accumulating a fortune through being an astute businessman does not make one a war criminal. There were no indigenous peoples forcibly removed from the semi-arid landscape around the de Beer's farm that became the focus of the diamond rush that was already in full swing when Rhodes got to Kimberley and where he made his fortune by buying up small claims and consolidating them. Not stealing but purchasing with money borrowed from financiers.

The reason that the statue is has nothing to do with Rhodes political views or attitudes but simply because he left an amount of around $3billion in today's money to his alma mater Oriel on his death in 1902.

If you want to get your knickers in a knot over statues or memorials to politically incorrect people there are plenty to choose from. In the hypocritical Mr Qwabe’s home province in South Africa, Shaka Zulu [the borderline psychopathic Zulu leader who killed two million around 1820] is memorialized by having an airport, complete with statue, named in his honour. This is a man who laid waste to an area the size of France during his bloody rise to power having murdered his half brother who was heir apparent. He certainly had no qualms about executing vanquished foes or even 7000 of his own people when he deemed them to be insufficiently distressed at the death of his mother Nandi in 1827. Rhodes was a veritable choir boy on the genocide front compared to him. Our Mr Qwabe is curiously silent on this statue but perhaps that is because his ancestors, the Qwabe clan, re-invented themselves as relatives of the Zulu during Shaka's rise to power.

Closer to home, there is of course the magnificent Wellington memorial on Pall Mall. A brilliant general, Arthur Wellesley, but also vehemently opposed to extending the franchise in the Reform Act of 1832. That wonderfully politically correct monarch Henry VIII adorns St Bartholomew, and there are any number of statues of Roman emperors scattered around Europe including the UK and notably one of Caesar, conqueror of the Gauls, in front of the Louvre"


PEECEE SUPPRESSION OF INCONVENIENT NEWS ADMITTED BY GERMAN MEDIA SUPREMO

A retired media boss at a major German state broadcaster has admitted his network and others take orders from the government on what — and what not — to report.

National public service broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), which was recently forced into a humiliating apology for their silence on migrant violence and sex assault, is being drawn into a fresh scandal after one of their former bureau chiefs admitted the company takes orders from the government on what it reports. He said journalists received instructions to write news that would be “to Ms. Merkel’s liking”.

Former head of ZDF Bonn, Dr. Wolfgang Herles, make the remarks during a radio event (from minute 27) in Berlin where journalists discussed the media landscape. Moving on to the freedom of the press, the panel chair asked Dr. Herles whether things in Germany had got “seriously out of whack”. With an honesty perhaps unusual in Germany, Dr. Herles replied that ordinary Germans were totally losing faith in the media, something he called a “scandal”. He said:

“We have the problem that – now I’m mainly talking about the public [state] media – we have a closeness to the government. Not only because commentary is mainly in line with the grand coalition (CSU, CDU and SPD), with the spectrum of opinion, but also because we are completely taken in by the agenda laid down by the political class”.

Worse than the mainstream, government controlled and poll-tax funded media in Germany just agreeing with the ruling coalition, the stations actually took orders on what was and was not to be reported on. He said:

“…the topics about which are reported are laid down by the government

“There are many topics that would be more important than what the government wants. But they, of course, want to deflect attention away from what doesn’t happen. Yet what doesn’t happen is often more important than what does happen – more important than gesture politics”.

While these orders are sent to media companies from unspecified places in the government, they are communicated to individual journalists by news executives using a new-speak jargon. Dr. Herles explains that while “there are, in fact, instructions from above”, when the editor in chief of ZDF communicated these instructions to his juniors he would merely say reporting should be framed in a way that “serves Europe and the public good”.

There would be no need to add in brackets that this actually means it should be reported “to Ms. Merkel’s liking”, as this would be understood as the true meaning.

“Today, one is not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees” said Dr. Herles, concluding: “This is government journalism and that leads to a situation in which people no longer trust us. This is a scandal.”

There has been very little reporting of the comments in the German media, and what there was has been critical of the remarks. Focus reported the comments of one centre-left media figure, Der Freitag newspaper editor Jakob Augstein who, when asked whether there had ever been such “instructions from above”, said: “No, I deny vehemently there has ever been commands from the top”.

That the German mainstream media is not free and routinely obscures or bends the truth has been a key criticism by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of Europe (PEGIDA) movement, which has coined phrases like Lügenpresse — the liar press — to express their frustration.


IQ RETURNS IN CAMBRIDGE

As HMG prepared to thrust ever more of its comprehensively miseducated schoolchildren into taking rote-memory-based ‘A’-Level exams so as to qualify for university entrance, Cambridge University announced it would re-introduce its own examinations for the first time in a generation and that these would include testing of “thinking skills” for which no preparation would be necessary – i.e. they would test intelligence/IQ/the g factor. Responding to the Telegraph’s report (2 ii, Tom Morgan), one correspondent rejoiced as follows.

WELL DONE CAMBRIDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A & O LEVELS ARE RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's not something worth arguing over, for those of us who have for years been bemoaning the trashing of standards. All you have to do is compare a recent (say) Physics paper with a 1960's Paper. It's enough to make you weep. -- Another triumph for the hard Left Party and its relentless trashing of anything that works.


REVERSE RACISM REJECTED

 As none other than Yukay PM Daft Dave decided to advertise his ignorance of deep-seated race differences by squealing that Oxbridge – under student pressure to denounce Cecil Rhodes’ outstandingly successful British imperialist -- should admit more Blacks, he was answered firmly by top columnist Charles Moore [Spectator, 6 ii].

"Give it a break with your puerile, ill-informed, 'war criminal" drivel! You've previously tried to link Rhodes’ sponsorship of the Jameson Raid, which was reprehensible and undoubtedly catalyzed the 2nd Boer War, to culpability for what transpired in the camps as a consequence of Roberts and Kitchener's ‘scorched earth’ tactics.That is historically inaccurate rubbish. It is also highly improbable that either of Kitchener or Roberts, whilst acquainted with Rhodes, would have sought his advice on military strategy after his actions during the siege of Kimberley. If you are looking for a "hidden hand" behind Roberts or Kitchener then Milner, who was Governor at the time and a close confidante of Roberts, is a far more likely candidate.

Accumulating a fortune through being an astute businessman does not make one a war criminal. There were no indigenous peoples forcibly removed from the semi-arid landscape around the de Beer's farm that became the focus of the diamond rush that was already in full swing when Rhodes got to Kimberley and where he made his fortune by buying up small claims and consolidating them. Not stealing but purchasing with money borrowed from financiers.

The reason that the statue is has nothing to do with Rhodes political views or attitudes but simply because he left an amount of around $3billion in today's money to his alma mater Oriel on his death in 1902.

If you want to get your knickers in a knot over statues or memorials to politically incorrect people there are plenty to choose from. In the hypocritical Mr Qwabe’s home province in South Africa, Shaka Zulu [the borderline psychopathic Zulu leader who killed two million around 1820] is memorialized by having an airport, complete with statue, named in his honour. This is a man who laid waste to an area the size of France during his bloody rise to power having murdered his half brother who was heir apparent. He certainly had no qualms about executing vanquished foes or even 7000 of his own people when he deemed them to be insufficiently distressed at the death of his mother Nandi in 1827. Rhodes was a veritable choir boy on the genocide front compared to him. Our Mr Qwabe is curiously silent on this statue but perhaps that is because his ancestors, the Qwabe clan, re-invented themselves as relatives of the Zulu during Shaka's rise to power.

Closer to home, there is of course the magnificent Wellington memorial on Pall Mall. A brilliant general, Arthur Wellesley, but also vehemently opposed to extending the franchise in the Reform Act of 1832. That wonderfully politically correct monarch Henry VIII adorns St Bartholomew, and there are any number of statues of Roman emperors scattered around Europe including the UK and notably one of Caesar, conqueror of the Gauls, in front of the Louvre.


EUROPE AWAKES

 On February 6, anti-Islam groups from across Europe simultaneously demonstrated in 15 European countries in defence of "Fortress Europe" – the first time there had been a genuine pan-European demonstration against Islam. The chief co-ordinator of the rallies was Dresden-based PEGIDA [Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West], the English branch of which aimed for a peaceful, silent, non-face-masked and non-alcoholic march in Birmingham, where most police leave was cancelled. This rally was Pegida’s second in the UK, with the first held in Newcastle last February. The event was been organised by the noisy and often-briefly-imprisoned founder of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson.

The largest rally was in Dresden, where police estimated numbers at 8K. "We're demonstrating against the Islamisation of Europe, we're demonstrating against immigration, against an invasion," Robert Winnicki, leader of Poland's far-right Ruch Narodowy (National Movement), told demonstrators in Warsaw. Sporadic attempts were made to attack buildings thought to house A/A ‘refugees’ – a status expressly denied them by the President of Nigeria, who added that it was pointless for Nigerians to try to migrate since their criminality was so well known in the West [D.Telegraph, 6 ii].

Pegida’s objections to the pumigrants were probably to jiheading, torture and execution by crane, raping, stoning, robbing, veiling, female segregation, female enslavement, halal food and extermination of non-believers [‘kaffirs’]; but many of Pegida’s supporters probably struggled to suppress a cheer for ‘radical’ Islamic attitudes to Jews and homosexuals.

Despite its share of breakaways and romantic tiffs, Germany’s ‘Alternative for Germany,’ led by the winsome Frauke Petry, 40, and increasingly seen as the political wing of PEGIDA, was polling around 12% and calling for “traitorous” politicians like Führerin Merkel and her EU oligarchs to be “lined against the wall and shot” [Observer, 7 iii].

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Monday, February 01, 2016



A return to the fray

Chris has had a few problems lately so there was a hiatus in his writing.  Below is his latest offering -- JR

As the numbers of Arabian invaders of Western Europe through the Balkans swelled to 2K daily – the previous winter it had been 2K monthly – good and interesting news for realists was in short supply. Naturally, politicians and public intellectuals were reluctant to respond to the invaders’ rough-and-ready ways of groping, robbing and raping with talk about the bizarre idealism that had welcomed the stream of sturdy beggars who would likely trigger a new Thirty Years War in Germany; let alone how peoples like the Syrians [mean IQ 82] could be expected to contribute to civilization.

But they were helped in their mega-denial by the police and press – the former doing their damnedest to cover up the ethnicity of Europe’s new hooligans (in Sweden marking as ‘291’ the many reports that officers were forbidden to discuss), and the latter dwelling on every trivial story of children, animals and possible medical breathroughw rather than examine the funding of the invasion (about which the Beeb was anyhow super-cool, carrying memoirs of Franz Boas who had first denied the existence of higher civilizations).

Sure, there were half-bits of half-fun. But Ian Deary’s latest massive research linking IQ, genes and health in oldies had to be ‘reported’ along with health warnings that environmental factors were probably jolly important (which Deary’s team had expressly not found).

Oxford University’s Oriel College’s decision to keep its statue of liberal imperialist Cecil Rhodes overlooking Oxford High was merely to appease irate old-boy benefactors and involved not a single full appreciation of Rhodes himself and his ambition for a federation of Nordic peoples.

And the prediction of a celebrity German psychiatrist that ‘narcissist’ Führerin Merkel was close to mental breakdown had still to be backed up by conspicuous signs of planes readying to take her and her Fourth Reich entourage to Chile.

As repression and confusion deepened, race realists were going to have to look to Mr Putin for the analysis of ‘what was going on’ that Mr Trump sought.

MSM and its peecee-terrified cronies were determined to avoid all realistic discussion – the policy that had emerged as the most skin-saving during the days of The g Factor (1996/2000).

True ongoing hilarity would have to be gleaned from MSM’s finest exercising themselves over such a fifty-year-old question as why Blacks were under-represented in decent universities – apparently, schoolteachers had to be blamed as usual....

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016



RHODES RECLAIMED

 As the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign at Oxford burbled on predictably, with Britain’s shameful left-terrorized academics mainly in hiding despite the great imperialist having provided £700M (in 2015 money) for his Scholars on racially non-discriminatory terms and despite the campaign’s Black student leader being exposed by journalists as a barking-mad anti-imperialist who even wanted the ‘swastika-reminiscent’ French tricolor banned from public display, a stout defence of Rhodes and other less-than-ideal yet still admirable figures appeared in the Catholic Herald (Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, 29 xii). A sample:

"The desire to have Rhodes removed from history springs from a tyrannical political correctness that denies that Rhodes did anything good, and that any celebration of his memory can be justified. But the truth is that there was a lot of good about Rhodes, and that he is a man worth remembering. He may not have been a saint, but this world produces few saints; he is certainly not worthy of damnation"

Guardian correspondents also rejected the demonization of Rhodes, pointing out the worse iniquities of such venerated figures as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Alfred Nobel and King Richard III – and the foundational anti-Semitism of England’s widely-revered Magna Carta (28 xii).


RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS – A NOTE

(Taken from Cape Times, 29 xii)

On his death in 1902, Rhodes left $10 million to create an educational trust. Yet, rather than arranging any society of like-minded ‘White-supremacist, Anglophile capitalists,’ he founded the Rhodes Scholarships Trust to support the first international education fellowships in the world.

Every year, 89 Rhodes Scholars from 32 countries are supported. The Rhodes Scholarships’ aim is to educate international young leaders (who are committed to public service) at his beloved Oxford University.

According to Rhodes’ express wishes, successful applicants must exhibit “qualities of truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for the protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship”.

More specifically, Rhodes Scholars were to strive at “promoting cross-cultural understanding and peace between nations”.

By bringing a culturally diverse group of young people to undergo a common educational experience, Rhodes envisaged that these future leaders of the world would “prevent war and promote the best interests of humanity”.

He specified that the scholarships be awarded without regard to race or religion. “I could never accept the position that we should disqualify a human being on account of his colour,” he wrote.

Finally, he instructed his trustees to adapt his plans for the scholarships to “respond effectively to changing circumstances”. To date, there have been 7,688 Rhodes Scholars representing a broad spectrum of human “race”, gender and sexual orientation. Some of the most noteworthy Scholars are:

Alain L Locke (1907): First black Scholar – homosexual writer, philosopher, educator – “Dean” of the Harlem Renaissance.

Jan H Hofmeyr (1910): South African educationalist and liberal politician who anticipated an end to racial discrimination.

Edwin Hubble (1910): Astronomer of Hubble Telescope.

Norman W Manley (1914): First Premier of Jamaica, one of Jamaica’s seven National Heroes.

John Marshall Harlan (1920): US Supreme Court Justice.

Howard Walter Florey (1921): Nobel Prize winner in physiology for discovering penicillin. Provost of The Queen’s College, Oxford. {Yes, I knew his daugher – a lovely girl who had migrated to Edinburgh, albeit her good looks accompanied with more pseudo-liberalism than with scientific capacity.}

John Carew Eccles (1925) 1963: Nobel Prize winner in neurophysiology.

William Fulbright (1925): US senator and originator of the Fulbright Fellowship programme. To date, more than 325,000 individuals from 155 countries have received Fulbright Grants, including winners of 53 Nobel Prizes.

Dean Rusk (1931): US Secretary of State.

Bram Fischer (1931): Anti-apartheid activist and lawyer.

William Jay Smith (1947): US poet laureate.

Bob Hawke (1953): Prime Minister of Australia.

Kris Kristofferson (1958): American singer, songwriter, musician, actor.

Wasim Sajjad (1964): President of Pakistan.

Bill Clinton (1968): 42nd President of the USA.

Edwin Cameron (1976): South African Supreme Court Justice, homo rights and HIV/Aids activist.

Malcolm Turnbull (1978): Prime Minister of Australia.

Anthony John ‘Tony’ Abbott (1980): Prime Minister of Australia.

Naomi Wolf (1985): Author of the international best-seller The Beauty Myth.

Roxanne Joyal (2001) and Marc Kielburger (2000): Founded the Free the Children International Charity.

Eusebius McKaiser (2003): South African public intellectual.

Cheikh M’bengue (2006): Caribbean studies expert.

Yusuf Randera-Rees (2007): Founded Awethu Project in South Africa – aims to incubate 500 entrepreneurs from under-resourced backgrounds.

Kingwa Kamencu (2009): Presidental candidate, Kenya.

In 2003, to promote non-racial leadership development for Africa, the Rhodes Trust joined in the creation of The Mandela-Rhodes Foundation. It provides scholarships for African students, chosen on criteria very similar to those for the Rhodes Scholarships, to undertake postgraduate study in South Africa.

According to Nelson Mandela: “We see The Mandela-Rhodes Foundation as a significant initiative within that broader framework of South Africans taking responsibility for the transformation of their society, so grievously skewed by a history of colonialism and apartheid. We shall once more take hands across historical divides that others may deem unbridgeable.”

Yet the mighty – and mightily generous – Rhodes, who had always opposed Boer enslavement of Bantus [who themselves wanted to enslave or just kill seriously-low-IQ Bushmen] was to be humiliated by his own central-Oxford  college – in 2015 run by wymmin, though R himself could hardly have objected, he having been as queer as a coot.


REALISM AS WAS  

As government papers for 1986 were made public under the UK’s 30-year rule, it turned out that Mrs Thatcher had been well advised in the aftermath of Black rioting in Tottenham (in the course of which a police officer had been stabbed to death) by the young Conservative intellectual Oliver Letwin. Apparently Letwin – the son of Russian Jews who had fled Kiev for Chicago and who himself went on to hold fellowships at Princeton and Cambridge – attributed the problems of the Black murderers to “bad moral attitudes” rather than to the more fashionable “urban deprivation.”

Naturally the press and political class of 2015 Yukay were scandalized and Letwin had to offer a form of apology; but he was defended (as normal in days before all problems of minorities had be be blamed on prejudice) by race equality guru Trevor Phillips (q.v.) – Blacks still being allowed to allude to truths about Black stupidity and psychoticism which left-enfeebled Whites had learned to suppress.


EUGENICS LIVES

 Eugenic practices were found to be alive and well at the London Sperm Bank, where wouid-be contributors were advised to hold themselves in if they had family histories of autism or hyperactivity  (D.Telegraph, 31 xii).

The  revelation – by an offended would-be Abrahamist donor – especially annoyed official dyslexics who had got in the habit of claiming super-authors Hans Christian Anderson, Gustave Flaubert, William James, W.B. Yeats, Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill as somehow one of them.

{How we can all play up our childhood impediments – today including many -isms – so as to achieve the treasured status of ‘victim’! Churchill’s lisp did not stop him winning several school prizes at Harrow.}


OXFORD RECLAIMED

A Guardian correspondent succinctly replied to anti-Oxford Rhodesteria:

"Dr Robin Russell-Jones (Letters, 31 December) cannot have been paying attention when he was in Cambridge in the 1960s if his impression was that “Oxford provided numerous politicians, almost all Conservative”. He presumably never came across Harold Wilson, Roy Jenkins, Richard Crossman, Antony Crosland, Denis Healey, Tony Benn, Michael Stewart, Barbara Castle, Frank Soskice, Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams, Michael Foot, Patrick Gordon-Walker, Anthony Greenwood, Christopher Mayhew, Ivor Richard, Dick Taverne et al, all Labour ministers in the 1960s and all from Oxford. It rather devalues his other musings about Oxford in the current debate on Rhodes.

Rhys David
Redbourn, Hertfordshire


MULTICULTI CRASH

 The West’s trainload of peecee-revelling politicos hit the buffers as the Solunnis of Saudi and the Shitites of Persia – whose 1350-year-long religious and racial differences were denied or ignored by Western diners ooops thinkers – began expelling or imprisoning each other’s diplomats if they had failed to behead them in street riots.

The mass execution by Saudis of Shitite cleri al-Nimr and 46 others — the largest carried out by Saudi Arabia in three and a half decades — laid bare the sectarian divisions gripping the region as demonstrators took to the streets from [Shitite] Bahrain to [mainly Solunni] Pakistan.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned Saudi Arabia on Sunday of “divine revenge” over al-Nimr’s death, while Riyadh accused Tehran of supporting “terrorism.” The war of words threatened to escalate even as the U.S. and the European Union sought to calm the region.

The upsurge of hostilities obliged even the BBC to mention the usually banned terms Sunni and Shi-ite. In the West itself, even holy peecee-crazed Sweden began to close its borders – which had been open since the 1950s to parade internationalist piety.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015



RHODES REALISM

Sympathizing with the plight of Oxford’s Oriel College as it strove to placate hysterical ‘anti-racists’ who had got themselves shocked at the college’s student and benefactor, Empire-builder Cecil Rhodes (q.v.), the Observer’s Will Hutton felt obliged to spell out some faxalife (20 xii):

"Rhodes cannot be expunged from the history of Oxford, Britain and South Africa. What’s more, Rhodes cannot be regarded as a lone wolf, an especially abhorrent racist; the importance of race and breeding as explanations of good character were widespread within western culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Keynes, one of my intellectual heroes, was an advocate of eugenics as a young man; Woodrow Wilson, a great progressive American president and founder of the League of Nations, believed non-whites did not have the character to govern. Winston Churchill was as misty-eyed about the destiny of the Anglo-Saxon peoples as Rhodes. Our forebears may have understood the virtues of checked and balanced government, freedom of the press, presumptions of innocence and the rule of law – but they also held unreconstructed views about women and race"

{A strong importance for race, and the existence of racial superiorities had also been maintained by Boyle, Voltaire, Rousseau, Kant, Hume, Linnaeus, Hegel, Darwin, Disraeli, Broca, Schopenhauer, Galton, Freud, McDougall and Haldane – not to mention Edinburgh LUniversity’s star anatomy professor Robert Knox who taught that “race is everything.”}

Eventually the Oxford protest against Rhodes brought out some heavy guns, with the Telegraph’s Charles Moore blasting academics’ “cowardice” in taking down the Oriel plaque (21 xii) and the usually right-on Cambridge classics professor Mary Beard saying in her Times Literary Supplement blog that the Black student leader in Oxford of ‘Rhodes must Fall,’ himself enjoying a Rhodes Scholarship, was plainly a “hypocrite” as well as a poor historian in judging Rhodes by the standards of a century later (Daily Mail, 22 xii).

Rhodes’ biographer, Philip Ziegler, said the mighty magnate, who had gone from pennilessness to leaving £36M (in today’s money) to Oriel, had been a “realist” who would have adapted to changing times – and that anyhow he had stipulated in the 1890s that Rhodes Scholarships must not be awarded on account of “race or religion” (Daily Telegraph, 22 xii).

According to R. W. Johnson (historian, author, and emeritus fellow of Nuffield College) students looking to get rid of the Rhodes statue at Oxford for his views on races and imperialist history were showing ‘no respect for history’. In his view, the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ movement wanted to do something similar to “smashing old Muslim statues” like Al Qaeda and Isil {ISICK} had done in recent months.

Rhodes’ ungrateful, peecee and cowardly college, where he had studied for nine terms while already embarked on making his fortune, proposed to take the heat off itself by having six months of discussions between staff, students, alumni, historians, Tom, Dick and Harry about how to dispose of its statue. But getting rid of this would be harder work than had been taking down its plaque.

                                               
GENES FOR g  

Providing a welcome Christmas present for hereditarians, some 1,100 genes were announced by researchers at Imperial College London to be involved in human intelligence. Occurring in two ‘networks’ of genes – M1 having 1,000 and M3 having 100 – these genes showed abnormalities in cases of brain damage, autism, epilepsy and intellectual disability. Genetic abnormalities were associated with impaired functioning on measures of cognitive functioning, mental speed, attention and memory.

Dr Michael Johnson, who headed the 25-strong team which reported in Nature Neuroscience, that the finding was in line with traditional estimates of human intelligence being up to 75% inherited (Daily Telegraph, 21 xii). Dr Johnson said: “Traits such intelligence are governed by large groups of genes working together - like a football team made up of players in different positions.

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