After a generation of multicultural propaganda, former U.S. President Bill Clinton admitted people had not in fact been enchanted by the diversity dream. He cited statistics compiled by [Bill] Bishop [in his book The Big Sort] that found that in the 1976 presidential election, only 20 percent of the nation's counties voted for Jimmy Carter or President Ford by more than a 20 percent margin. By contrast, 48 percent of the nation's counties in 2004 voted for John Kerry or President Bush by more than 20 points, Clinton said. "We were sorting ourselves out by choosing to live with people that we agree with," Clinton said.
LIES, DAMNED LIES AND GOVERNMENTISTICS
After weeks of government protestations (and London-mayoral insistence) that police would be free to `stop and search' (Black youth) (so as to control London's orgy of knife crime), the Observer (20 vii) admitted that police were "afraid" to use such `sus' powers because of the lengthy bureaucracy involved and the risk of accusations of `racism' -- and that Britain's scores of thousands of "police community support officers" did anyhow not possess such elementary powers.
PEECEE WITCH-HUNTING DENOUNCED
A summary and denunciation of recent witch-hunting of British people who had joined the BNP or otherwise flirted with criticizing standard-issue multiculturalism was provided in the Brussels Journal (22 vii) - including the information that top ballerina Simone Clarke had retired from her profession soon after her BNP membership had been revealed.
Defying tabloid paedohysteria, a London exhibition of (wife-hated, wife-stealing and Jew-killing) boy-lover Roman emperor Hadrian was applauded in the Guardian (23 vii) - which especially noted its "achingly erotic" portrayals of young males as well as the anecdote of Hadrian "crying like a woman" over the sudden death (mysteriously, in the Nile) of his "beauteous" boy Antinous (age 14 when the generally peace- and culture-loving `gay'[acc. to Grauniad] Hadrian took up with him).
CHINESE TO SUPPLANT NEGROES
Sir Francis Galton got an unwontedly favourable mention in despatches as the Daily Mail's Andrew Malone detailed China's plan to take over the failed states of Africa lock, stock and barrel (18 vii). Galton had written (Times, 5 vi 1873):
"My proposal is to make the encouragement of Chinese settlements of Africa a part of our national policy, in the belief that the Chinese immigrants would not only maintain their position, but that they would multiply and their descendants supplant the inferior Negro race. I should expect that the African seaboard, now sparsely occupied by lazy, palavering savages, might in a few years be tenanted by industrious, order-loving Chinese, living either as a semi-detached dependency of China, or else in perfect freedom under their own law."
According to Malone, Chinese implementation of this plan was advancing rapidly (cf. this Diary/Blog, February 2008), with over a million Chinese already in Africa to organize and run the plunder of African raw materials - paying only the Dark Continent's dictators and never the bulk of its 800M low-IQ inhabitants, whom the Chinese found (as had the British in South Africa and the Caribbean after the abolition of slavery in 1833) to be largely incapable of regular work without the use of the lash.
RACE-REALISTIC RIGHT-ISM FOR ROME
Despite howls from Brussels `human rights' supremos and from the displaced Italian left, Italy - and especially Rome - pressed on with Giuliani-style `zero tolerance' for crime, 50% of which was the work of Romanian gypsies when they took time off from begging (Spectator, 23 vii). Illegal immigration was made a crime and police began interrogating the denizens of the country's squatter camps (85 in Rome alone - only 11 of them legal).
As the voters of supposedly workshy and welfare-dependent Glasgow East gave Grumpy Supreme Leader Gordon a bloody nose (delivering the [admittedly leftish and separatist] Scottish Nationalist Party a 365 majority in Labour's third-safest Scottish seat), a fine old music-hall song was recalled by grateful Britons, glad to recognize East-Glaswegians as after all part of the human race:
I belong to Glasgae, dear old Glasgae toon;
But something's the matter with Glasgae
For it's going roon' and roon'.
I'm only a common old working chap as anyone here can see;
But when I get a couple of drinks on a Saturday,
Glasgae belongs to me!
Even the Guardian's Jeremy Seabrook reckoned, along with me, that the Labour Party (exhumed c. 1995 and repainted in the rainbow multicultural colours of `minorities') was no longer relevant to anything and was indeed "history" (25 vii) - though good for taking the blame for over-borrowing, over-regulation, political correctness and neglect of IQ till furnishing a display of fireworks when finally blown up at a General Election.
GOOD OL' BOYS
And two girls! Nice photographic trips down memory lane for the London School were still to be found on the net, here and here. And even my newsletters had apparently done a little good in getting the message out. See here.
At the same time, the death of leading lefty academic loon Jerry Hirsch - who denied any genetic differences that could not be pinpointed in the fruitfly - was announced by Michigan's Ferris State University's `Institute for the Study of Academic Racism' (prop. Barry Mehler). While the London School had lost in the past decade Richard Herrnstein, Hans Eysenck, Paul Kline, Raymond Cattell, Lee Willerman, Glayde Whitney, Dan Vining, Nathaniel Weyl, Robert K. Graham and (effectively) Art Jensen, the environmentaloony left had lost Stephen Jay Gould, Michael Who, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Jerry Hirsch and (effectively) Richard Lewontin and Leon Kamin.
The remaining nature-nurture battle over intelligence was thus between the London School's Rushton, Lynn, Nyborg, the strikingly Afro-haired Linda Gottfredson, Levin, Kane, Weiss, Pearson, Marian van Court, yrs truly and possibly Bouchard, Deary, Bates, Plomin + grant-getter kin on the one hand and Howie Gardner, Stephen Ceci, Steve Jones, Steven Rose and aficionados of Golemanic `emotional intelligence' on the other.
A fine collection of 76 pro-IQ and anti-PeeCee articles by London School members, supporters and sympathizers (including Jared Taylor and Kevin Lamb [though strangely not Steve Sailer]) was provided by Matt Nuenke here
Myself, I was glad to see my 1997 Cambridge speech, `Why to welcome race realism,' had been posted on the net in 2007 by the `Fathers' Manifesto and Christian Party'; and to see that blonde Texan belle Marian van Court's succinct article `The case for eugenics in a nutshell' had appeared in the 2004 Occidental Quarterly. A useful and only slightly leftish summary of information on topics and personnel re `race and intelligence' was to be found here
Still outraged by Nobelist James Watson, one Kathie O'Keefe indicted the London School in The Root (17 vii 2008):
"The choice of the battlefield is potentially decisive in war while good intelligence on the enemy and the enemy's goals and capabilities is crucial in battleground choice. So here. It is crucial to understand that the eugenic societies of England and America still exist and it is their members - past and present - who have spread and are still spreading the idea of a genetic African IQ deficit. Members include Robert Yerkes, Cyril Burt, Arthur Jensen, Plomin, HJ Eysenck, and Chris Brand. They are the enemy and the battleground is eugenics. The eugenicists focus on an alleged African inferiority is a taint that entered eugenics with its founder, Francis Galton. Galton's ancestors were immersed in the slave trade - as slave owners, slave voyage financiers and makers of guns for the slave trade."
It turned out that a nice 2008 memorial had been provided to the Whites (never Blacks!) who had lost their jobs for `racist' remarks - in VDare, 12 ii.