Monday, February 08, 2016


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"


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.


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.


 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.


 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


 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).


(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.


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.


 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.}


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


 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


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.


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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Monday, December 21, 2015

Dinner with friends

Chris is not in the best of health these days but he is still enjoying life.  Below is a picture of him and his lovely Taiwanese wife at a pre-Christmas dinner -- at which I hear they had the best curry in Edinburgh  -- JR


After an extraordinary year in which Western politicians had excelled themselves in incompetence – with their economies, education systems, communications and immigration arrangements out of any semblance of explanation or control – it was a pleasure to record that White electorates had turned rebellious – whether voting for communism in Greece, for independence in Barcelona, and for nationalistic ‘far right’ parties all over Europe.

Happily, America’s own non-peecee possible saviour, billionaire tycoon ‘The Donald’ Trump – though stripped of his honours by Scotland – attracted favorable attention from that King of the Orient, Vlad Puto, who saw fit to commend DT as “outstanding and very talented.” Thus, perhaps, a Star was born...

Star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy Perfect Light!

Admittedly, there was an isolationist strand in DT’s thinking; but he was at one with Puto in willingness to end the death cults of civilization-suppressant Islam, offering hope for 2016 – a year which, while sadly commemorating the twenty-year depublication of The g Factor, could well see a re-assertion of democratic elitism against the mindless multiculti pseudo-egalitarianism which had gripped the West for so long.



 Revenge was achieved on the peecee tyrannies of academia and feminism by the Nobelist who had been forced out of his honorary professorhip in London after a ‘sexist’ post-prandial pleasantry (see September/October). Biomedic Sir Tim Hunt had prefaced an invited talk to an international audience female scientists with an ‘admission’ that there were some problems having women in labs – e.g. that they tended to cry and fall in love with men.

After deceitful reporting by a fat old Black journaliste that the joke had been received ‘in stony silence,’ University College demanded Sir Tim’s resignation; but Sir Tim and his loyal wife gave themselves a nice Christmas present by accepting new assignments – Sir Tim’s from the Royal Society and his wife’s a chair in Japan, to which the couple would migrate, leaving UCL and British science short of two star staff and of several other eminences (such as Richard Dawkins) who had broken with UCL in protest over its treachery (Daily Mail, 18 xii).

    PeeCee was at the same time embarrassed by several African Union countries proposing to ban the burqa – a sensible move to help policework, but one largely abjured by Western politicos out of ‘sensitivity’ to supposed Muslim feelings. The multiculti goons of the UN who had failed through thirty years to separate the bloodthirsty rival Hutus and Tutsis of Rwanda/Burundi watched aghast as another genocide loomed in Burundi. And Hungary suspended business with a German owned telecoms firm which had itself cancelled its contract with a singer who had mentioned the feminist-maddening fact that women had broad hips so they could safely deliver babies.

    Admittedly, Oxford peecee blowhards intimidated Oriel College into taking down a plaque commemorating its great imperialist, diamond magnate and apartheid sympathizer (though no slaver) Cecil Rhodes;

Plaque at Oriel College, Oxford, to Rhodes (2% of whose fortune went to buy the college its new building in 1911)

but the College showed no sign of returning the ultra-generous bequest it had enjoyed from Rhodes, the University did not close the Rhodes Scholarship scheme which had brought the likes of bill Clinton and Australia’s latest PMs Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull to Oxford, a huge statue of Rhodes at the entrance remained in place because Oriel was a listed building and thus protected by Oxford town council and UK heritage outfits, and the Telegraph got a heaven-sent opportunity to splash the political correctness of Britain’s luniversities as the main headline story on its front page (19 xii) and let its columnist Daniel Hannah call Oriel academics “cretins.”

Politicization of lunis was also exposed in America, where Harvard apologized for its Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion having presented all students with propaganda placemats to take home so they would be able to explain to their families over Christmas that Syrian refugees were a jolly good thing, that cops shot Blacks too easily, and that Harvard was abolishing the term ‘house master’ because of its (apparent) association with the era of slavery (Guardian, 18 xii).

(For the Guardian, Dave Schilling provided a general consideration of ‘Has political correctness gone too far?’ – noting the ridiculous excesses while pointing out that fee-paying students were entitled to indulge their whims by seeking ‘safe places’/agreeable communities and that at least peecee agitators were not so far more violent than neo-Nazis….)


 As the West embarked on its strangely timed and astonishingly prolonged Festive Season of gift-giving, partying, cooking, texting, sexting and spiritual drinking to make up for the incompetence of its deluded peecee politicians, holidaymakers at least had the leisure to reflect on their leaders’ story that there was nothing specially wonderful about Christianity’s message of good will to all men – and nothing specially evil about Islam and its eschatology of unforgiving jihad. Timeously aiding such reflection, a dramatic visual aid had come to hand from California.

    Unlike other mass murderers, who usually exhibited antisocial, paranoid, narcissistic or schizoid traits, the San Bernardino Muesli murderers Farook and Malik did not appear to be natural born killers. Neither had a history of violence or criminal record, and both generally were described as pleasant people. In fact, friends invariably called the 28-year-old Farook a “very nice person,” while his landlord even described him as a “very gentle person.” He enjoyed working on old cars and shooting hoops.

For her part, the 29-year-old Malik was seen as “a good girl” and a good student who aspired to be a pharmacist. Before she took to dressing in austere Islamic clothing, she was even viewed as a “modern girl.” Muslims and non-Muslims alike spoke highly of them both.

Then suddenly a switch was turned, and the couple went medieval. By all accounts, that switch was Muslim piety. They had simply got closer to their religion, immersing themselves in Islamic scripture. Instead of leading them to a world of mutual understanding and measured forgiveness, their Arabic religion led swiftly to barbarism – to a world of killing in which one’s own forgiveness of sins could only be guaranteed by the shedding of blood of heathen.

    The New York Post put it well (13 xii):

"Islam is not a “religion of peace,” and won’t be until most of its followers–the Taliban, the Ayatollah, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, the mullahs of Saudi Arabia–reject tenets like jihad. To suggest otherwise is naive. Virtually everyone is hacking at the branches of this growing menace, and almost no one is striking at its root."

    {Thankfully, readers of this blog will know not only the realities that people differ in race, sex, age, class, IQ and Psychoticism but also the reality that religions differ seriously from each other – not least as being responses to different evolutionary conditions, some more conducive to polygamy, fighting and slavery than others.}


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Monday, December 14, 2015


There were signs of tectonic plates moving as Mutti Merkel told Saudi to cease its support of terror. She thus became the first Western leader to say publicly that there was a problem with the West’s chosen Wahhabi/Solunni ally.

Her demand came as Saudi offered to fund the building of 200 mosques in Germany to help cope with the million Syrian (and other Middle Eastern) migrants which Germany had recklessly admitted to demonstrate its multiculti virtue.

In Britain, Bonking Boris Johnson went a step further and urged alliance with Vlad Putin and Basher Assad – as did Parisians and an increasing number of Westminster MPs, said Boris (D.Telegraph, 7 xii).

In America, that tireless supporter of Israel, David Horowitz, helpfully supplied information about the hotbeds of support for Islamic nonsense to be found in the USA’s luniversities


Responding to the latest murdering outrages by jiheadist Mueslis in Paris and California, Donald Trump called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until the country’s representatives could figure out what was going on.

According to Pew Research, among others, there was great hatred towards Americans from large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll of Mueslis from the Center for Security Policy released data showing 25% of the Mueslis polled agreed that "violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad"; and 51% of those polled "agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah."

Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won’t convert, beheadings, and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans -- especially women.

   The Donald stated, "Without looking at the various and detailed polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why, we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again."

    Trump further repeated his call to monitor mosques and called on people to report suspicious activity, though saying, "Don't worry about profiling. I promise, I will defend you from profiling." At another point, he called for "closing that Internet up in some way" in certain areas because of people who get recruited to terrorist groups.

    He was denounced as "unhinged" by Republican leadership contender Jeb Bush. But a Vox poll found that even 43% of Democrats agreed with him – a percentage which rose to 66% after three days of worldwide publicity.

    Trump put out his incendiary proposal just hours before he was scheduled to appear at a rally on board the USS Yorktown, a second world war aircraft carrier that was berthed near Charleston, South Carolina. The military location was carefully chosen for an address that falls on the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor that brought America into the war. After being interrupted several times aboard the ship, he said the proposal was "probably not politically correct, but I don’t care".

    The commentariat and twittersphere erupted in condemnation. Even UK PM Daft Dave felt oblige to announce his view that The Donald was "divisive, unhelpful and wrong." Ukip leader Nigel Farage released a statement saying Trump had "gone too far".

In reply, DT said that his suggestion had proved very popular with intelligent people; and he warned America against spawning the "radicalized no-go areas" of London and Paris where police feared for their lives. (When the Met denied there were such areas, no less than five policemen told the Mail (9 xii) they were instructed to wear only plain clothes – not police uniform – among Mueslis.)

Senator Ted Cruz, who was vying for much the same base of Republican support that Mr. Trump now enjoyed, declined to join in the scolding.

Said DT of his rivals, "They were condemning the wall [to keep out Mexicans], they were condemning immigration, they were condemning all of the things I’ve been espousing. And now most of them are on my side."

Mr Reid, the Democratic Senate leader, seemed to agree: "Trump is saying out loud what other Republicans merely suggest," he said on the Senate floor. Trump followed up with a media blitz in which he claimed the mantle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, citing the internment of Japanese Americans during the second world war as precedent for his policy.

    Mr. Trump’s position on Muslim immigration thus had its admirers. His stance drew several hundred favorable comments on China’s Twitter-like social media site, Weibo, where supporters linked his idea to their own fears of the Uighurs, a minority Muslim group in China’s northwestern region, some of whom had resorted to militancy and violence.

Most Arab and Gulf states also surely approved – for they didn’t admit Muslims from other countries, thus forcing such pumigrants to go to the West....

    Indicating there was more sense in Trump’s proposal than was acknowledged by the half a million who petitioned Westminster to keep Trump out of Britain, the US brought in a requirement that any who had visited Syria or Iraq in the past five years would need to apply for a visa if seeking to enter the USA (Daily Express, 9 xii). And a further half a million Brits signed another petition to Parliament, seeking to suspend all immigration into Yukay until ISIS was beaten.

    Despite the backlash from the chatterati and British Labourites, Trump’s divisive rhetoric struck a chord with Republican voters. More Republicans favoured his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States than opposed it, according to a poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. In a New York Times CBS News poll (10 xii) the real estate mogul received support from 35% of Republican primary voters nationally.

What they had to worry about had been summarized in National Review (7 xii): in polls, ordinary Muslims showed egregious anti-Semitism, strong support for punishment of blasphemy and apostasy, and (as DT would mention) more British Muslims had been joining jihad than were found in the British Army.

    {In truth, DT’s idea of banning foreign Muslims was not practical. There was no certain test of who was a Muslim; banning by nationality would create injustices; and terrorists were often home-grown – or at least home-resident or naturalized. Probably the best that could be achieved was surveillance by co-religionists.

Muslims and everyone else would be obliged to register with at least one community having substantial assets that could be frozen if a member came under suspicion of encouraging terror in the host country. – Individuals would probably pay a subscription to regularize themselves as community members; and communities would have the motivation and funds to provide surveillance.

Communities would doubtless often be groups of churches, mosques or kindred tabernacles; but schools, colleges, businesses and clubs could also serve to provide surveillance. Essentially ‘comunities’ would be insurance schemes, with premiums varying according to the perceived risks posed by different members.

    But, yes, DT did find a little immediate support – whether in a condemnation of Muesli lack of achievement in a VDare piece (9 xii) from Ann Coulter that surely qualified her as DT’s Vice-President, whether in a straightforward condemnation from Pat Buchanan (VDare, 10 xii) of the establishment itself as "unhinged," whether from the Telegraph’s Charles Moore who wanted serious research into Muesli extremism, whether from a Texas imam who thought mosques should not play politics (AmRen, 12 xii) (he was promptly sacked) or whether from the many BBC correspondents who resisted the siren call to silence DT and insisted on the need for free speech and debate.}


Race realism took another step forward as the magnificent scholarship of The Races of the Old Testament (1891) was translated into Russian and published in Moscow by Vladimir Avdeyev. Written by Archibald H. Sayce (LL.D; D.D.; Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford; Professor of Assyriology), the book carefully describes the physical, linguistic and psychological features of the races, sub-races, branches and stocks of and around Arabia. An example (though Sayce explains that the descriptor ‘Semitic’ was used more broadly by philologists):

"The true Semite, whether we meet with him in the deserts and towns of Arabia, in the bas-reliefs of the Assyrian palaces, or in the lanes of some European ghetto, is distinguished by ethnological features as definite as the philological features which distinguish the Semitic languages. 

He belongs to the white race, using the term * race ' in its broadest sense. But the division of the white race of which he is a member has characteristics of its own so marked and peculiar as to constitute a special race, — or more strictly speaking a sub-race.

The hair is glossy-black, curly and strong, and is largely developed on the face and head. The skull is dolichocephalic [long-headed].

It is curious, however, that in Central Europe an examination of the Jews has shown that while about 15 per cent, are blonds, only 25 per cent, are brunettes, the rest being of intermediate type,  and that brachycephalisin occurs almost exclusively among the brunettes.

It is difficult to account for this except on the theory of extensive mixture of blood.  Whenever the race is pure, the nose is prominent, and somewhat aquiline, the lips are thick, and the face oval.  The skin is of a dull white, which tans but does not  redden under exposure to the sun. There is usually, however, a good deal of colour in the lips and cheeks.  The eyes are dark like the hair.

Mentally the Semite is clever and versatile, with a special aptitude for finance. His memory is retentive, his mode of reasoning deductive rather than inductive. He is better able to deduce the consequences from a given premiss, or to expose the weakness of an adversary's argument, than to balance the probabilities in favour of some inductive conclusion. He is consequently more likely to attain eminence in mathematics or music  than as a pioneer in inductive science."

Needless to say, Sayce recognized a superiority of the "white" peoples of the Near East to "black Africans." But his view of such Whites was not entirely elevated: on visiting Chicago in the 1930s, he complained that 80% of the people were "not properly American at all."


As Lombardy banned facial veiling in government offices and hospitals, in the Cote d’Azur the National Front’s steely-willed, energetic, fresh-faced and delightful Marion Marechal le Pen left no doubt in her electoral campaigning that France’s four million Mueslis would need to drop their more dopey ways and fit in with French customs.

Maid Marion

Germany’s expectations were also on display in Leipzig, where seventy police were injured in the course of lively argument about Mutti Merkel’s idealistic dream of admitting millions of Musulmen....


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Sunday, December 06, 2015


 Probably because of Cardiff LUniversity students’ effort to stop “transphobic” feminist intellectual Germaine Greer from speaking, there was a welcome spurt of press interest in and condemnation of the mounting peecee tyranny in British universities (which one Mail correspondent suggested should be re-named univormities) (Daily Mail, 30 xi).

Top historian Niall Ferguson provided a similar service for American lunis (Sunday Times, 29 xi) – interpreting the students’ wish to dissociate their lunis from  ‘racists’ of the past like famed US President Woodrow Wilson (academic, Democrat and Nobelist) as like the Puritanism of America’s first settlers. {Yes, as Christianity had receded, PeeCee had taken its place.}

Learning of student demands -- to be spared from (re-)traumatisation by insensitive mentions of reality and to have ‘safe places’ where no-one would use insensitive terms – and having to deal with a student who complained of being upset by the chaplain -- Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Everett Piper posted a scathing essay on the university’s website saying students should toughen up (Daily Telegraph, 2 xii, p.18). “This is not a Day Care [Centre],” he wrote, “it’s a University.”

   The narrowing effects of lunis having become intimidatingly leftist and peecee were set out in the Daily Telegraph (Allister Heath, ‘A refusal to think freely is making universities increasingly irrelevant,’ 3 xii): seeking political safety in repetition and triviality, a large percentage of research was never cited (98% in the arts).

On the same day, the paper reported prominent human rights campaigner Maryam Namazie {see September} as having been shouted down by members of the Islamic Society at Goldsmith LUni, London, leading her to observe that universities had become too “sanitised.”

And – just twenty years after Edinburgh LUni decided to back its hysterical students and move formally against The g Factor – the principal of London’s elite New College of the Humanities, Professor [of Philosophy] A. C. Grayling, said “Universities shouldn’t have to pander to infantile ideas – they should challenge them” (D.Telegraph, 5 xii, ‘Whining students need to grow up or get out’)


 As Britain joined the 65 countries of the world already committed to smashing ISICK in Syria and beefed up to 16 the number of its bombing-capable jets on Cyprus, there was a prospect of a worldwide alliance* to stamp out Muslim jiheadists and to stop the funding of violent fundamentalism by Solunni states such as Saudi and Turkey.

China – fed up with its own Mueslis in Xinxiang Province – indicated its willingness to join in; and even India, which had most to lose, indicated it was up for a dare by instituting legal proceedings to have the Taj Mahal declared a Hindu shrine (which it apparently had been prior to sale to a Mogul prince). Russia helpfully threw in aerial-photographic evidence that ISICK oil had been ending up in Turkey.

{The main problems in achieving a passably united front against Islamofascism would be switching the West (especially Germany) from its many Solunni attachments and stopping the West annoying Russia by such stupidities as stirring up the Ukraine and offering Nato membership to Montenegro. Thankfully, signs were emerging (D.Tel., 3 xii, Fraser Nelson) of Western leaders coming round to the view – long advocated in this blog and by Russia – that London ophthalmologist Basher Assad required backing as having the only army in the region capable of delivering the required ‘boots on the ground’ to beat ISICK.}

* The last time that Britain, France and Germany [Holy Roman Empire] had all been together as allies in war was in the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204; sought by Pope Innocent III) – which admittedly did not reach Jerusalem, but it did a good job of taking and sacking Constantinople....


 As the pumigrant-sceptic Sweden Democrats reached 20% in the polls, they were deemed by the Guardian to merit a feature article and decent photos (see AmRen, 27 xi). Which was nice. But it turned out that their ‘radical nationalism’ was none too radical or nationalist at all. In fact, they were actively pro-LBGT, pro-Israel, constantly excluding and harassing their own members for doing anything that could be interpreted as "racism" by the enemy, denying the existence of races and of "ethnical Swedes" (!), using Asians and Blacks in their TV commercials, etc.

In short, they were a Swedish UKIP – though the policy of avoiding direct confrontation with peecee-multiculturalism had landed UKIP with only one MP and would not do UKIP much good in the crucial by-election in Oldham where (assisted by the constituency being a quarter Srindopakeshi and by the scandalous postal vote system) Labour retained the seat with 62% support while much-tipped UKIP languished on 23%.


As Paris got a full turnout of top world diners to celebrate their righteousness in deploring ‘man-made warming’ of the global climate, a 70-year-old expert in meteorology came into full view as a dashing sceptic about the ‘scientific consensus.’ Piers Corbyn, the older brother of the new Labour leader, was brought on prime-drinking-time TV (by top Beeb host Andrew Neil, BBC1, 4 xii, 23:30) to insist the world was getting colder, not warmer.

Impressively articulated and backed up – as could be expected from one with a First from Imperial College London who had gone on to make his living selling and gambling on weather forecasts -- Piers’ thesis was quite the opposite of the non-academic brother Jeremy’s conventional greenery; but, whatever the siblings’ rivalrous differences, they were in broad political and personological agreement, for Piers was a lifelong Marxist.


The counter-jihad movement in the UK was expanding rapidly, according to new analysis by the anti-racist group Hope Not Hate showing that 24 different far-right groups were attempting to whip up hatred towards Muslims and provoke a cultural civil war (Observer, 6 xii). The most comprehensive report yet into international counter-jihad organisations said that Islamophobic groups in Britain were articulating public concerns following the Paris attacks and the on-going pumigrant crisis in Europe.

In January 2016, the former leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, often known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, would make his political comeback by fronting the re-launch of the UK arm of Pegida, the German anti-Islam organisation which had prompted attacks on ‘refugees.’

The report chronicled 920 anti-Muslim organisations and key Islamophobes in 22 countries, noting that such groups were becoming increasingly well-resourced -- particularly in the USA, where eight foundations had donated more than £38m since the 9/11 attacks.

{Funding in the UK, however, was pretty much non-existent – certainly as compared to what politicians provided to the pro-multiculti BBC.}


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Monday, November 30, 2015


Some progress towards realizing that the West had backed the wrong side in the Solunni vs Shitite Islamic civil war in Arabia was made as Turkey brought down a Russian bomber that had passed through its airspace for seventeen seconds. The outrage, which resulted in the death of the Russian pilot, showed plainly that Solunni Turkey gave priority to overthrowing Syria’s Basher Assad rather than to the professed Western aim of attacking ISICK.

Evidently Russian bombing of Turkey’s ‘Turkmen’ allies in Syria had come too close to the bone and threatened Turkey’s dream of sharing in ISICK’s Solunni caliphate. Press speculation grew that Turkey’s objective was shared by Saudi and Qatar and that all three countries fuelled money and arms to ISICK; and even that Obarmy’s America itself might have helped Turkey by supplying information about Russian flights.

As the West’s confusions and mistakes were exposed (well-meaning as they were, intended to hang on to Gulf oil and bribe Solunnis not to indulge their devout wish to annihilate the Jews) Russia made it plain it would continue to back in force the Whiter and religiously more moderate Shitites – demonstrating this never more clearly than in Vladimir Putin’s icy expression when France’s President Hollande (his capital a gruesome victim of ISICK which had gunned down 130) flew to Moscow to seek help but persisted with the fond Western moralism of wanting Assad overthrown.

Fortunately China probably ended the West’s confusion when it declared that, like Russia, it would sign up to a ‘coalition of the willing’ so long as the first objective was to smash Sunni ISICK, not Shitite/Alawite/secular Assad.

    Joy at such progress was not unconfined at Westminster, where Conservatives knew full well that they had themselves only two years previously wanted to bomb Basher – and had only been stopped from doing so by Labour and a few defectors in their own ranks.

But the new sight of the Corbynized Labour party, in its peecee-pacifist anti-racism, not welcoming coalition with Hitler-crushing Russia, communist China, republican America and socialist France against barbaric Islamofascist beheaders, enslavers, racists, teetotallers, homophobes and misogynists gave satisfaction – not least in bringing out longstanding top-drawer leftist columnist Andrew Rawnsley to denounce Corbyn/McDonnell/Abbot-led Labour as hopeless (Observer, 29 xi).


After thirty years of mounting political correctness, 28 Harvard professors, headed by Jeannie Suk,

 Seoul-born Suk, a graduate of Harvard, Yale and Oxford

wrote to the US Department of Education to complain about the latest manifestation of the tyranny and the Department’s encouragement of it (Daily Telegraph, 28 xi, pp. 22-23, ‘Political correctness rules in America’s student ‘safe spaces’’).

Having already silenced all but the most reverential talk in universities about race, sex, class and age, angst-ridden students had moved on to demand academic staff give due warning of any ‘micro-aggression’ their lectures might involve – especially for already ‘traumatized’ students – by using words like ‘rape,’ ‘divorce,’ and ‘violate.’

Students had also found Department support for their demands for ‘safe spaces’ where they could play with cuddly toys without risk of upset from realists, truth-tellers or comedians; and for literary works to be flagged up if they contained trauma-triggering material (The Great Gatsby was a special target since it featured suicide, domestic abuse and graphic violence).

Analysts attributed the students’ insecurities to their having grown up through such stressful times as 9/11 and the financial crash of 2008.


Treasured feminoid dogma took a slap as a pretty, stylish and young teacherette at a top London all-girls school gave her view that modern education had gone seriously astray – merely filling girls heads with facts and preparing them for debased exams – and that many girls would have been happier in days when they were only expected to marry (Sunday Mail, 29 xi). Writing for The Oldie, religious education instructor Blanche Girouard, who taught at the prestigious St Paul’s School for Girls (where fees were £23,000p.a.), painted a rosy picture of an era when 'everything seemed to be geared towards marriage' and 'parents really didn't seem to care' about educating girls.


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Monday, November 23, 2015



More than half the US  nation’s governors say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states, although the final say on this contentious immigration issue will fall to the federal government.

States protesting the admission of refugees range from Alabama and Georgia, to Texas and Arizona, to Michigan and Illinois, to Maine and New Hampshire. Among these 30 states, all but one have Republican governors.

The announcements came after authorities revealed that at least one of the suspects believed to be involved in the Paris terrorist attacks entered Europe among the current wave of Syrian refugees. {snip}

Some leaders say they either oppose taking in any Syrian refugees being relocated as part of a national program or asked that they be particularly scrutinized as potential security threats.


Jim Lynch, a spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, issued this statement:

“The governor doesn’t believe the U.S. should accept additional Syrian refugees because security and safety issues cannot be adequately addressed. The governor is writing to the President to ask him to stop, and to ask him to stop resettling them in Ohio. We are also looking at what additional steps Ohio can take to stop resettlement of these refugees.”


Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wrote on Facebook that he was working with the state’s homeland security department to “determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future.

“I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The policy of bringing these individuals into the country is not only misguided, it is extremely dangerous. I’ll be notifying President Obama of my decision today to resist this potential action.”


A senior White House security official attempted to allay concerns about the vetting of Syrian refugees.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, “We have very extensive screening procedures for all Syrian refugees who have come to the United States.

New York Rep. Peter King, speaking on Fox News, cast doubt on Rhodes’ comments.

“What he said about the vetting of the refugees is untrue. There is virtually no vetting cause there are no databases in Syria, there are no government records. We don’t know who these people are.”


A review of: Race and Sport – Evolution and Racial Differences in Sporting Ability by DUTTON, E. & LYNN, R. (2015)

This work, by psychology’s leading psychometrician race realist, Richard Lynn, and the versatile young philosopher-theologian-anthropologist, Edward Dutton, aims to trace racial differences in sporting success, via likely underlying psychological and physiological factors, to causation from genes, environment and evolution. The main novel feature of the book is its scores of tables presenting details of contestants such as Olympic medallists in recent times and classifying them by nationality and, where possible, as of African, Asian or European racial origin. The ideas of such writers on sport and race as Jon Entine and the more social-environmentalist Malcolm Gladwell and Kenan Malik are considered; and the book provides a substantial introduction to the basic measures and methods of differential psychology and psychogenetics.

    As the authors acknowledge and discuss, organized sports involve quite a number of definitional characteristics. They are rule-governed, time-limited, physical and/or mental competitions between well-matched opponents that are intended to entertain, educate or improve participants and/or observers. Unlike games, they are not primarily for the amusement or diversion of competitors; and they cannot be wide open to cheating – so bridge is excluded (as contingually from the Olympics). But they still range widely: the book considers some fifty sports, in twelve chapters (broadly: team, track, field, combat, agility, boating, aim, weight-lifting, racquet, vehicle, equestrian, winter and chess). Understandably, Dutton & Lynn do not try to identify any general factor of sporting ability in their data on international super-winners but rather look at race in connection with individual sports.

    The main story that emerges is of the readily noticeable racial differences between West Africans, East Africans and East Asians. Central to these differences are the familiar average differences in somatotype: the three groups tend respectively to be relatively mesomorphic (muscular), ectomorphic (lean) and endomorphic (fat). Evolutionarily, mesomorphy seems adapted to dwelling in regions of rich vegetation (especially trees) where explosive muscle power will make for sprinting, jumping for bananas, heavyweight boxing and other fast-paced physical competition with other humans to exploit what the environment readily supplies. Ectomorphy, by contrast, is more suitable to mountainous areas where conservation of energy (especially, efficient use of the thinner supplies of oxygen) allows sustained effort such as hunting across difficult and sparse terrain. And endomorphy – serving to retain heat and to shield sensitive parts of the anatomy – would have been a natural adaptation to the conditions of extreme cold as out-of-Africa adventurers went north and even crossed the Himalayas and Gobi Desert during the ice Age. Thus it is intelligible that Blacks of West African heritage are over-represented among the stars of the quick and vigorous sports so beloved of spectators – especially the various versions of football.

By contrast, long-distance running shows an advantage for East Africans; and sports requiring balance, such as swimming, diving and gymnastics give East Asian folk an edge. That the Himalayas gave intelligence a particular boost is perhaps indicated by China topping the charts in table tennis – with its demands for speed of information intake and reaction.

    What of Europeans? Well, people of European origin are, on average, intermediate between the three types of body-build; so no striking biological prediction looks possible. Anyway, White success in many sports will have been assisted in the past by Europeans having enjoyed greater wealth, leisure and technological sophistication. Perhaps the most obvious story is that, as for East Asians, reliance on agriculture imposed special demands for intelligence, discipline, organization and (especially for rice growers) co-operation; but such developments would help achieve top levels of success in virtually all sports, especially given the vast amounts of practice and planning that are increasingly necessary as sport has become a major worldwide industry. Naturally there are some tantalizing special superiorities, as of Indian subcontinentals at spin bowling, of north-east Europeans at weight-lifting and wrestling, of Russian women at 20km walking and of the UK at sailing; but these will require more evidence and thought to confirm and elucidate them.

    The drastic limitation on ability variance when studying only top sportsmen and –women rules out the provision of numerical correlations, which would necessarily be slight. By the same token, calculation of heritabilities and of such effects as genetic-environmental interaction and covariance cannot be attempted. But to have brought together the biological factors that most likely, according to current evidence, underpin sporting success is valuable; to have shown how posited sociological factors like ‘lifestyles’ and ‘stereotypes’ often have little to offer will provide students with useful models of explanatory argumentation; and to have detailed the links of biology and sports to race will give the idealistic and ignoracist prophets of postmodern hermeneuticist ‘cultural’ Marxism plenty to ponder.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Though a consensus on ‘female equality’ reigned in politics and the media – culminating in omnipresent demands for equal pay and representation – the somewhat higher earnings for men turned out to be justified not only by male strength and risk-taking but by masculinity itself.

Using the ‘systematizer vs empathizer’ distinction made in the course of work on autism by Simon Baron-Cohen (U. Cambridge), researcher Nick Drydakis (Anglia Ruskin University) found that the advantage in masculinity enjoyed by males over females also predicted higher pay rates both among men and among women (Daily Mail, 30 x).

In a survey of 16K Brits, systematizers (who claimed to like technical matters, making lists, reading non-fiction and map-reading, as opposed to having stronger socio-emotional and artistic interests) had a 10% pay lead among men and a 6% lead among women.

So, though it was perhaps not a bundle of fun to be a systematizer, the higher pay of males could be traced to self-reported psychological reality rather than to social stereotyping.

{A major sex difference in personality, this dimension – perhaps best called tough-mindedness, as by Hans Eysenck, Raymond Cattell, William James and Shakespeare – was outlined in TgF, Chap.1, pp.43-5.}


Daily Telegraph, 12 xi:

Polish nationalists in front of the National Stadium during the 'March of Independence' Photo: EPA

Tens of thousands of protesters poured into Warsaw's streets on Wednesday for a demonstration organised by the far right, marching under the slogan "Poland for the Polish" and burning an EU flag.

Demonstrators watch a European Union flag burning during the annual march commemorating Poland's National Independence Day   Photo: AFP

Police said 25,000 people joined the march, which marked the anniversary of Poland's return to independence after the First World War, while organisers put the numbers at 50,000.

"God, Honour, Homeland," chanted the protesters as they marched under a sea of red-and-white Polish flags.

Demonstrators trampled and burned a European Union flag at one point, while a banner added to the anti-EU theme with the slogan "EU macht frei" ("Work makes you free" in German), a reference to the slogan over the gates at Auschwitz.

"Yesterday it was Moscow, today it's Brussels which takes away our freedom," chanted one group of protesters.

Other banners read "Great Catholic Poland" and "Stop Islamisation".

Polish nationalists light flares in front of the National Stadium during the 'March of Independence' under the slogan 'Poland for the Poles, the Poles for Poland', which is part of Polish Independence Day celebrations in Warsaw  Photo: EPA

Several thousand riot police officers were deployed for the protest, which was punctuated by numerous firecrackers and smoke bombs but otherwise went off peacefully.

Demonstrators wave Polish flags during the annual march commemorating Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw   Photo: AFP

Poland was returning to conservative rule after eight years of centrist government, following the Law and Justice (PiS) party's landslide election victory in October on a platform playing strongly on fears over the European migrant crisis.

Poland’s Foreign Minister, interviewed on BBC World Service Radio (13 xi, 10:05 GMT), said that to use the term ‘parasites’ in connection with the Merkel-unleashed flood of A/A ‘migrants’ was not offensive but just a realistic warning. And, indicating a lack of faith in the official peecee line that A/A pumigrants were a pretty much unmixed blessing, Eurodiners agreed at an emergency summit in Malta to fork out some £5B to bribe A/A countries (especially Turkey) to somehow divert the “avalanche” of migration to Europe that had been triggered by “careless skier” Merkel (said the German Finance Minister) (Guardian, 13 xi).


The French were given an opportunity to dissociate from Germany’s ‘white guilt’ liberalism and to begin expelling the millions of Mueslis they had insanely invited and the thousands of leftist intellectual traitors they had casually nurtured. Some 130 Parisiens were gunned down or grenaded by some 20 jihadist goons, and a further 350 were injured by the sucidal ISICK fanatics who started shooting in several culturally-symbolic places, including a football stadium, a nightclub and a Paris concert house (BBC R4, 13 xi, 22:00).

These Friday-night horrors occurred after years of Mueslis burning thousands of French cars and murdering the journalists of the Parus-loved satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. At last the Frogs, if they had any bottle or gumption at all, had occasion to understand that – as in WWI and WWII – their analysis had been wrong, and that of Britain and Russia had been right.

At last France had the chance to redeem itself by supporting an Allied initiative against the Muesli wedge that Western Europe – thinking (with idealistic American insistence) it must pay for the oil which it had itself discovered and developed -- had allowed to be driven into its heart.

France would find it easy to improve since, in deference to peecee multiculturalism, it had scrapped its borders, allowed its Mueslis to fight for ISICK in Syria and return to France at their leisure, and – while it had zealously prosecuted every smidgeon of ‘hate speech’ – remained fetishistically tolerant of Mueslis advocating jihad.


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Monday, November 02, 2015


A big new study of Swedish twins found that genetics accounted for 41 per cent of the likelihood an individual would be ‘civically engaged’ – i.e. help in the community (Daily Mail, 26 x). The researchers studied 1197 pairs of identical twins – who have exactly the same genes – and 684 pairs of non-identical twins – whose genes differ. By looking at the differences, they assessed what part genes have to play in their behaviour, given that they were brought up in identical environments. The researchers, led by Christopher Dawes of Dept Politics, New York University, and writing in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, said this was the latest characteristic found to have an underlying genetic component. Others included altruism, financial risk taking, impulsivity, leadership, smoking addiction, socio-economic status and trust.


Oz-born Guardianista professorette German Greer found herself disinvited from addressing Cardiff Uni students – she was to have talked about ‘Women & Power’ (Daily Mail, 26 x) but 2K students petitioned against her. GG’s offence was to have upset the ever-irritable zealots of lithe LGBT ‘community’ by reflecting on an American athlete who had re-arranged his sexuality to become ‘Caitlyn Jenner’ and thus to appear as a glamour girl on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Surgery, creams, and late-in-life hormones did not a woman make, thought the author of "The Female Eunuch" {presumably because the Kardashian-marrying Jenner’s brain was still male} {or perhaps because the modified Jenner lacked the clitoris and “smelly vagina” which GG deemed central to female sexuality}. And, for good measure, GG had gone on to say Jenner had probably had the supposed sex change so as to compete for publicity with his generously proportioned female relatives; and she thought ‘M2F’ operations were sometimes misogynistic attempts to assert that altered men were actually more gorgeous than glamour girls.

Thus GG, the high priestess of feminism, was herself called misogynist by her Cardiff critics. In response to LGBT wrath, the feminist icon threatened to cancel her trip from Cambridge, saying she couldn’t be bothered to have things thrown at her at age 70 – though she was finally given assurance as to her security.

    A case suggesting GG might be on to something re M2F transgendering was that of Tara Hudson of Bath. A 26-year-old hairdresser, ‘she’ had been born a male, ‘Aaron,’ but, beginning age 20, had six operations and hormone treatment to reassign herself as a fetching female.

However, heavily tattooed and suffering psychotic symptoms since 2009, ‘she’ came to public attention following a not-very-womanly but very drunken pub argument and headbutt which (along with what the Bristol Recorder called her “worrying” history of eight previous convictions for battery) led to her being jailed for three months – and sent to an all-male prison (from which 140K critical signatures eventually got her transferred) (Daily Mail, 29 x; BBC, 30 x)).

    Not that transgendering never worked. One Jenna Talackova, 27, who had begun surgery at age 14, managed to get into the twelve finalists in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition, to win an award for ‘Miss Congeniality,’ to have a boyfriend, and to hope to bear children (National Post [Canada], 15 v 2012). And another Canadian (of Bangladeshi origin), the beautifully convincing Amelia Maltepe, 24, still hoped for motherdom and to win Miss World (Huffington Post, 23 i 2014; Daily Mail, 8 i 2014).

The secret of such successes was probably to have a strong sense of female identity from early childhood and, in so far as being boyish, to be homosexual in orientation and/or notably good-looking. Or – in rare cases -- one could be genuinely androgynous, like the (academically brilliant) Bosnian-born Australian Andreja Pejic who worked as both a male and a female model

Which was what GG herself had said – expressing sympathy and support for genuine intersexes as she did.


Although the UK Parliament was best known in late October for its total confusion as to whether its unelected (and decreasingly elite) House of Lords could stop the new Conservative Government from making £4B cuts in welfare benefits (via ‘tax credits’), at least it had made Britain the first country in the world to allow ‘3-parent-IVF’ and thus let would-be mothers  escape their own genetic problems and pass on their own DNA via a healthy mother (and father).

The legalization of this new possibility was hailed in the Telegraph in a helpful article by Madhumita Murgia (26 x) who reckoned:

"There are around 2000 human clinical trials in many countries around the world which are trialling gene therapy – inserting genes into your body – to treat a variety of illnesses including certain cancers like leukaemias and myelomas, Parkinson’s disease and cystic fibrosis. Trials are also trying to breed resistance to HIV."

She kindly titled her article: "Eugenics need not be a dirty word - instead, it could be lifesaving technology"


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused billionaire American-Jewish Hungarian-born investor George Soros of being a prominent member of a circle of “activists” trying to undermine European nations by supporting refugees heading to the continent from the Middle East and beyond (Bloomberg, 30 x). “His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle,” Orban said in an interview on public radio Kossuth.

    Orban, who had called Milkmaid Merkel “an idiot,” had prepared the Hungarian people in advance for the Biblical tide of refugees who began pouring through Hungary on their way to Germany or Sweden. The fences he ordered built at the border with Serbia and then with Croatia; his use of the army to turn back refugees; his scathing rhetoric; his passage of emergency laws that criminalized the very act of seeking asylum -- all had been denounced across Europe, but they’d done wonders for his standing at home.

In recent years, support had been steadily draining from his centre-right Fidesz party to the ultranationalist Jobbik party, but by September of this year the trend had begun to reverse. ....Like much of Eastern Europe, Hungary is a monoethnic society. Only 1.5 percent of Hungary’s population has foreign citizenship, and one-third of these people are ethnic Hungarians. Outside of tourist districts, you don’t see Black, Asian or Arab people on the streets of Budapest -- not to mention in the rest of the country.


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Monday, October 26, 2015


 The round of apologies and resignations from Terrible Annie Teriba (q.v.), the Nigerian-parented Oxford LGBT student who had forced herself on two or three ‘victims’ in the course of NUS conferences, was reported not to have worked (Sunday Mail, 18 x).

Instead, the apparent victims accused the lustful and lively Annie of not going far enough in her confession, which they had only agreed could avoid the word ‘rape’ so as not to alert police. The apparent victims said on a blog: “The survivor [of Annie’s latest sally] would like it to be known that Annie Teriba committed two counts of rape in the most recent incident her statement refers to. Let’s be clear: Annie Teriba is a rapist.”

The students claimed they had confronted Ms Teriba and urged her to make her apology, as well as stepping down from her student posts. And they claimed she had been ‘narcissistic, obstructive and harmful’ through the process of drafting a statement about her actions.

{So PC Plod was after all to get his chance to explore the arcane pieties of the LGBT world, to find out what exactly was involved in ‘lesbian rape,’ and to ascertain the justification for giving LGBT activists a pass on rape charges that would never have been given to men....

That Annie was a prominent leftist and ‘anti-racist’ – especially campaigning to have all statues of colonialist Cecil Rhodes removed from Oxford University – would make such an undertaking even more fun.}


As Edinburgh-born evidence-oriented Princeton professor Angus Deaton was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in microeconomics, it turned out he held the ‘right-wing’ view that giving financial assistance from overseas to poor countries was useless beyond a certain low level – and indeed increased corruption and undermined democracy. The rapid economic development of China and India, he observed, had occurred without the copious aid showered on Africa.

{Of course, countries already aided over-sufficiently by the West (out of White guilt and wanting minerals) would have tended to be Black and to have a low IQ; and it was not clear whether such basic factors had been considered – rather confirming the 25-year-old judgment of Nature that economics was not a science, a judgment recently rehearsed approvingly in the Guardian (11 x, Joris Luyendijk, ‘Don’t let the Nobel prize fool you. Economics is not a science’; 14 x, Julia Bird et al., ‘Economics may be dismal, but is it a science?’).}


That Britain’s chief vehicle of socialism had, under its new leader ‘Jezzwecan’ Corbyn, committed itself not only to welfarism, pacifism, republicanism, nationalization, the comprehensive schools, Hamas and the IRA but also to being run by the intellectually mediocre was outlined in the Spectator (24 x, Harry Mount [Bullingdon Club]). Yes, the party of Harold Wilson (1st from Jesus), Denis Healey (1st from Balliol) and the Miliband brothers (1st and 2nd from Corpus Christi [William McDougall’s Oxford college]) had dumbed down big time:

….Under Corbyn, the Labour party — once the clever party — has had a brain transplant. It’s out with the Oxbridge and Harvard graduates with first-class degrees; in with the red-brick university graduates.

    Or, in Corbyn’s case, a non-graduate. Corbyn got two Es at A-level at Adams’ Grammar School in Newport, Shropshire. He did a year of trade union studies at the North London Polytechnic before dropping out. Corbyn is the first Labour leader not to go to university since James Callaghan — and Callaghan only didn’t go because his family, unlike the prosperous Corbyns, couldn’t afford it.

    Corbyn, perhaps because of his low-grade education, has largely replaced the Oxbridge elite — who ran the Labour party under Ed Miliband — with red-brick alumni. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, left school at 17 and was later a mature student at Brunel and Birkbeck universities. Tom Watson, the deputy leader, was at Hull University, as were Rosie Winterton, the shadow chief whip, and Jon Trickett, shadow minister for the cabinet office.

Any who doubted the involvement of intelligence/IQ in all this were advised by Speccie correspondent ‘RM’:

"....don't think that all or even most Oxbridge graduates are from a "bubble". Most of them are pretty normal people, and the only thing they have in common is that they are very intelligent, at least in their field. I'd rather have intelligent leaders than stupid ones, and Corbyn with his two E grades and failed degree is rather too far below the "stupid" line for me to be comfortable with him as PM."


That there were still some robust and realistic politicos in the E.U. emerged from Czechland (Breitbart, 18 x):

Outspoken left-wing Czech President Milos Zeman, 72, was asked if he thought new migrants from the Middle East would respect Czech laws. “Of course not,” he replied.

    “Unfaithful women will be stoned and thieves will have their hands cut off, and we’ll be deprived of women’s beauty, because they’ll be covered from head to toe. “This would obviously be an advantage for some women, but they’re few and far between.”

Correspondents agreed with the President – not least with his suggestion that the native White girls of the ‘Visegrad’ countries are a pretty hot lot. (The Czech Republic is part of the Eastern, so-called Visegrad group of countries – along with Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – who strongly resisted the introduction of the EU’s forced migration quotas in September.)

In nearby Romania, an education ministry official – apparently wanting to make the best of his country’s female assets – mocked Islam by telling a conference that schools should teach girls to walk provocatively, with “chest out, bottom out – let the boys faint!”

It's worth adding the requiem for Europe by that other outspeaker, Victor Orbán, the President of Hungary, who accused Germany’s Mutti Merkel of “moral imperialism” as she sought to bring at least 3M Mueslis into the EU (Guardian, 24 x) :

"For us today, what is at stake is Europe, the lifestyle of European citizens, European values, the survival or disappearance of European nations, and more precisely formulated, their transformation beyond recognition. Today, the question is not merely in what kind of a Europe we would like to live, but whether what we understand as Europe will exist at all."

Sadly, such clarity of vision was not in evidence at Gothenburg, Sweden, where a masked sword-wielding ‘Star Wars’ killer at a Muesli-immigrant school had brought himself to believe he was following the precepts of Hitler – whose better-known ‘final solution to the Jewish problem’ had been lauded, if not originally inspired in 1941 by the Nazi-loving Muesli mufti of Palestinian Jerusalem.

Still, ‘westward look – the land is bright.’ America’s Pat Buchanan (20 x) on that other unashamed admirer of the female form, ‘The Donald’:

"After months of speeches and TV appearances, he is a far more disciplined campaigner and communicator. In a year when a huge slice of the nation is disgusted with political correctness, wants to dethrone the establishment, wipe the slate clean and begin anew with someone fresh, Trump is in the pole position.

Yes, perhaps a Scottish Presbyterean would rid the West of its latter-day religion of PeeCee and restore a version of communal Christianity before rampaging Islam could establish itself....

Certainly, The Donald had begun to muse openly about closing a few mosques and preventing the return of ‘Americans’ who went to the Levant to fight jiheadically for ISIC.


Sympathy for Donald Trump’s negativity about America’s millions of Hispanic immigrants came from Marissa Abrajano, an award-winning political scientist who had written extensively about Latino politics throughout her career. Her latest book with co-author Zoltan Hajnal, White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics, provided an analysis of the impact that the growing Latino population was having on White political attitudes. The authors looked at the stark reality of how voters were hardening their positions on policies based on their views of Latino immigrants, attitudes that the authors said did not carry over to Asian-American immigrants.

    Meanwhile, Hispanic immigration continued to surge – e.g to 5K children in September, double the rate for September 2014. Migrants were issued by border guards  with a ‘permit to appear’ which allowed them to stay in the USA while awaiting a court hearing; but in practice 85% never ‘appeared’ and many posted photos of their permisos on the net to show relatives in Mexico how easy it would be for them too to set up in the land of the free (Washington Times, 21 x).


 A blood test allowing couples to test for thousands of genetic flaws which they could pass on to a baby started being sold in Britain (AmRen, 25 x). Hundreds of prospective parents had already bought the test which told them if a combination of their genes put them at risk of having a child with an incurable disease. The compatibility test, which costs £1,800, checks for 4,500 mutations and can flag up more than 600 hereditary diseases, including some that kill within the first years of life. Results come back within 30 days.

If couples are told they are at risk of having an ill child they can decide whether to adopt, have IVF treatment or go ahead and get pregnant naturally. The Spanish firm iGenomix, which developed the test, said  pre-pregnancy genetic screening could soon become as commonplace as ultrasound scans and cut the number of children born with diseases like muscular dystrophy from one in 25 to one in 100,000. Some 8% of couples were thought to be incompatible. Screening for autism, deafness, Alzheimers, diabetes and low IQ was not yet available, but one couple in 625 could be advised they were at risk of having a child with cystic fibrosis


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