Sunday, November 29, 2009


Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller (U. New Mexico) predicted that coming changes in geneticists’ methods, due in 2010, would reveal race, class and sex differences as never before – to the horror of PeeCee. He wrote in the Economist (13 xi): “Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones. In a nutshell: the new genetics will reveal much less than hoped about how to cure disease, and much more than feared about human evolution and inequality, including genetic differences between classes, ethnicities and races.”


As US policy in the War on Terror was stymied by the great US ‘ally’ of fifty years, Pakistan, with the sixth largest army in the world, failing to agree how to proceed, the Washington Times reported that one-eyed Mullah Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, has been shifted with the help of Pakistan’s key military body, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), from Quetta to Karachi for fear of American drone attacks targeting him in Balochistan’s capital.

American intelligence sources also began to leak that the ISI was implicated in the Bombay terror attacks of 26/11/2008 which had killed 173 (Hindustan Times, 22 xi). Pakistani nationalists accused America of ‘betraying’ Pak by cosying up to India (Kashmir Watch, 22 xi). The Indian press reported (, 23 xi): “Pakistan continues to remain obsessed with a threat from India rather than concentrating on getting rid of Islamic terrorism within its territory, US officials say.” And who paid for the Taliban’s weaponry? Answer: the Americans themselves, as the cost of getting food and medical supplies through the Khyber Pass!


New German scholarship provided a mountain of evidence that the plays of ‘Shakespeare’ were written not by an uneducated country bumpkin, as lovingly assumed by the English of their national hero, but (as long envisaged in TgF NewsLetters) by the 17th Earl of Oxford -- who had been nicknamed at Queen Eliizabeth I’s court as ‘Spear-shaker’ (Daily Telegraph, 23 xi).


A new summary, update and discussion of problems for the London School was provided by Jelte M. Wicherts*, Denny Borsboom, Conor V. Dolan [U. Amsterdam]:

'Review: Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence’ Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 91-106.

[with three replies by J. Philippe Rushton, Richard Lynn and Donald I. Templer, followed by a rebuttal by the authors].

Though familiar problems persisted (skull size being a weak correlate of g, Egypt and Mesopatamia having once had high cultural attainment, Japan stagnant since 1995 and Iceland going broke in 2008), doubters were left with Richard Lynn’s key challenge (from his The Global Bell Curve, Washington Summit, 2008) to find a single multiracial society in which IQ and correlated lifestyle variables did not run along the lines of East Asian > White >>> Black.


As the Conservatives fell to 37% support in the polls (Labour 31%), their leader, Daft Dave Cameron, trotted out the (quite correct but previously unmentioned-by-him) fact that there were Muesli schools in Britain which received state funding while having heads who had been (or were married to) members of the extreme Muesli outfit ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir’ [aka HeadButYo’Rear] (which said it was lawful take the blood of Westerners, especially Jews) – eliciting squeals from Labour that the funding involved came not them them but from Local Authorities (as in fact mandated by Labour for any schools providing free nursery places….) (Times, 26 xi; Daily Telegraph, 26 xi).

Then it turned out that, all unknown to Britain’s head-in-the-sand peecee political class, the Muesli schools in question had been ‘inspected’ and cleared of extremism by a government apparat (‘OFSTED’) headed by a Muslim woman who had officiated at events run by a Muesli outfit headed by a man wanted for terrorism by Interpol (Daily Telegraph, 27 xi). Further, BBC Newsnight discovered that the official written curriculum at one of the partly-state-funded schools insisted that children be taught to reject ‘the corruption of Western democracy’ and plays like ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which sanctioned disobedience to parents (27 xi).


In a bizarre Spectator article (25 xi), contributing editor Dennis Sewell argued that Britain’s welfare state originated not least from the thinking of eugenicists, who often doubled as socialists, liberals, progressives etc. in their concern to eradicate squalour, crime and misery. Sewell’s unusual generosity to eugenicists was accompanied by high-falutin’ Spectatorly regret that the utopian welfare state had done too little to encourage ‘responsibility’; but it was unfair to blame eugenics for this, since eugenicists, as Sewell himself admitted, had wanted family allowances graduated to provided more help to middle class parents and had wanted the unemployable to be denied rights to voting and fatherhood.

Socialist irresponsibility certainly characterized the post-1945 period of Labour governments (culminating eventually in the withdrawal of double-voting by Oxbridge dons and of extra family allowances for all academics); it had not been a characteristic of the pre-1939 discussions of Francis Galton, William McDougall, H.G. Wells, Bernard Shaw, the Fabian Sydney and Beatrice Webb, Leonard Darwin, birth-controller Marie Stopes and ‘Father-of-the-welfare-state’ William Beveridge.


Lord Pearson of Rannoch, 67, the keen Thatcherite and friend of Solzhenitsyn (and one-time colleague of mine on the Council for National Academic Awards) who had managed to bring banned Islamosceptic Geert Wilders to London in the teeth of opposition from the peecee Home Office, was elected leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party – freeing the previous leader, Nigel Farage, to devote himself to seeking election as MP for Buckingham (BBC, 27 xi; D.Tel.’s Ed West, 27 xi).

A (largely self-made) millionaire Etonian who had done much to help groups in Eastern Europe fighting to escape communism, Lord Pearson was likely to shift UKIP against low-quality immigration in general and Muesli extremism in particular – topics which Mr Farage had always feared might ‘backfire.’

Thus the basis for an electoral pact with the equally anti-EU BNP seemed clear. The parties could usefully coalesce around Lord Pearson’s enthusiasm for referenda – a proposal which could easily lead to the ending of third-world immigration, restoration of selection of pupils by schools, restoration of hanging, recruitment of the state-dependent unemployable into task forces [e.g. for Africa] and the ending of political control of the economy, and which would itself be electorally preferred in view of the 2009 shambles of the House of Commons [which could not even solve its own scandals over expenses].

Perhaps even 50% of LibDims could be tempted by offers of total free speech, proportional representation and a job for their guru Vince Cable as President of an all-powerful Bank of England?.... Electoral pacts beckoned. (Profile of ‘P of R’ (who, like BNP leader Nick Griffin, continued to deny ‘racism’ and didn’t often mention ‘race realism’): Times, 28 xi.

Sadly, given an opportunity to score on BBC R5 (28 xi), Pearson failed even to run with the ball, contenting himself with exposing Daft Dave’s treachery over his “cast iron” guarantee to hold a referendum on the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. Even his possibly hugely popular proposal of referenda hardly got a mention. A mentally fortifying encounter with race realists and freedom fighters looked urgently necessary.)


The European Union Parliament which had two BNP members (while the Westminster Parliament had none) further demonstrated the fairness of its arrangements by hilariously sending Nick Griffin (who opposed both Green fascism and the EU itself) to Copenhagen as one of its fifteen representatives to discuss ‘climate change’ (if any) with the likes of St Barry Obarmy and Grumpy Gordon [himself much preoccupied with sparing homosexuals from the lash in Uganda] (Observer, 29 xi).

{The Spectator was reminded of Auberon Waugh’s reflection that he would rather the world be ‘better run by Belgian ticket-collectors’ (of which the newly selected EuroPres Rumpy-Pumpy [pron. Rum-pow] seemed a first-class example) than by power-mad politicians (who had by 2009 brought Britain’s economy, armed forces, schools, hospitals, prisons and constitution to downfall). As Daft Dave sank in the polls, a cheering thought was that traditional right-wing ideas of freedom and law would at least get a growing hearing in Brussels, even though they had none at first-past-the-post Westminster and its allied peecee media class.}


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Sunday, November 22, 2009


In a major breakthrough for a British National Party policy, the recession-hit Holy Republic of Ireland announced a scheme of voluntary repatriation under which non-EU residents would be given (between them) £.5M in 2009-10 to encourage them to relocate to their tribal homelands (often in Brazil, China and west Africa) (Observer, 15 xi). Éire’s proportion of residents being non-national had shot up to 20% since 1990, when the figure had been a mere 5%).


Harvard’s Stephen Pinker, the self-made star popularizer of London School ideas (though race-avoidant), provided a fine defenestration of anti-IQ (quarter-)Black journalist Malcolm Gladwell, pointing out that his quirky examples of ‘achievement by practice’ had little basis in social science and that Gladwell’s reading of factor-analytic literature was so non-existent that he wrote of ‘igon values’ instead of ‘eigenvalues’ (New York Times, 15 xi). (Pinker subsequently wrote in to NYT defend his qualified hereditarianism about IQ as “mainstream” (19 xi).)


As Australia’s pathetic PM Kevin Rudd repeatedly said SORRY (see previous) in a long speech in capital city Canberra to hundreds of Australians who had been child labourers ‘in care’ along with the 150K disadvantaged British kids sent down to Oz as children to meet the targets of the country’s White Australia Policy, it turned out that the child-immigrants (who had mainly been enthusiastic to get away from their poor/drunken/violent parents in Britain) had been the victims of an Oz-based misunderstanding.

Not believing in genetic factors, so as to assist psychological denial of their own convict origins, middle-class Australians had become largely environmentalist in philosophy by the mid-twentieth century – e.g. becoming keen on American behaviourism and even inventing their own radical anti-psychological doctrine of ‘Australian materialism.’ Thus they believed that any children could be turned into good Australians – a proposition made easier to accept politically since in those days Britain had no Blacks to export. Thus the Australians chose to ignore that quite a few of the abandoned eight-year-olds made available for export by Britain were poor physical specimens of low IQ and discipline who were already bedwetters long before they ever clapped eyes on the Oz-bound boats (Guardian, 16 xi).

Unsurprisingly, ordinary Australian farmers were pretty shocked by the child labourers inflicted on them by their philosopher-politicians, so many of the kids ended being looked after by the only remaining people interested in them: the paedophiles and (doubtless) occasional paedosadists of Roman Catholic orders such as the notorious Christian Brothers (who specialized in taking on some of the very hardest cases for the Church and felt entitled – in Ireland quite as much as in Australia -- to use naked beatings [supposedly to punish boys for erections seen in the showers but doubtless sometimes providing sexual gratification for some staff]).

Unsurprisingly, in view of modern researches, little conspicuous long-term harm seems to have come to the deportees – indeed, one scoutmaster-paedophiled boy had even gone on to become an Australian Senator, if with a disagreeable tendency to whingeing (Sydney Morning Herald, 16 xi). At least one of the ‘Lost Innocents’ (as the amazingly uninquisitive press dubbed them) told journalists that growing up without her biological relatives had proved strengthening for her; and added there was not much that could have been done to improve on the policies which Australia and Britain had pursued (Yass Tribune, 18 xi).

About a quarter of the children transported from England had actually been born to Irish single-parent mothers who had deemed it politic to flee to Britain from censorious Southern Ireland, hoping that their pregnancies would thus remain unknown to their parents (Irish Times, 18 xi). Guardian correspondents (who might have been expected to welcome disadvantaged children being freed from brutal/bourgeois/imperialist Britain) proved unquestioningly ‘sympathetic’ to the ‘Innocents’ of whose histories they knew nothing – their ‘sympathy’ culminating predictably in “I look forward to the most important government apology: to the people of Palestine who lost their homeland as a result of the Balfour Declaration of 1917” (18 xi). The Roman Catholic Church also went into conventional hysterics about the ‘Innocents’ – while hoping that the “good work” of many staff in its institutions would not be forgotten (Catholic Leader, 22 xi)….

Supreme Leader Brown’s ‘apology’ for the fifty-year policy was especially preposterous in that he had never apologized for selling Britain’s gold when he should have been buying more, for borrowing to fund his pet statist schemes when he should have been saving, and for failing to anticipate the wreck of the British economy or to attribute overlending to the demands of the multicultural vote-buying policies of Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. (For more on meaningless apologies – like Rev. Bliar’s for slavery and the Irish potato famine – see Rod Liddle, Spectator, 18 xi.)


After a job creation scheme involving millions of police hours over twenty years trying to find a London rapist and burglar who had attacked some 200 old people, including one woman of 100, an arrest was made of a ‘quiet and decent’ Jamaican-born father of five called Delroy Grant, 55 and married to a Jehovah’s Witness (Sun, 16 xi). Neighbours in south London were amazed to learn what this oh-so-‘nice’ Black man was accused of – these Whites having been just as gullible as most of those in Fort Hood, Tx. (see previous), who had gone along for years with the pleasant-enough ways of (murderous) traitor Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan. A previous wife described ‘Night Stalker’ Grant as a cleanliness-obsessed, violent bully (Sun, 17 xi).

Meantime, aggro flared at England’s tough maximum-security prison, Belmarsh, as Mueslis used boiling water and a jar in a sock to attack a White (who needed hospitalization) (Daily Mirror, 12 xi); and Muesli pundits told BBC 2 Newsnight (host: J. Paxman; 16 xi) what all but the British Government had long ago worked out, that the major centre of worldwide Muesli terror was Pakistan – where, for example, the residents of much-bombed Peshawar were equally divided as between supporting the mad-Muesli Gummint and the mad-Muesli Taliban. (The army of this failed state supported the not-so-mad-Muesli Taliban, hoping these less-bearded wonders might hold the border with increasingly Indian-backed Afghanistan while the army concentrated on its 60-year mission to regain Kashmir….)


After years of pinning ‘racism’ on Sir Francis Galton (explorer of Africa), Adolf Hitler (who notoriously attacked fellow-Whites in Poland, France, Britain and Russia) and the London School, and forgetting that the West’s greatest philosophers, Kant and Hume, and its greatest biologist, Darwin, had been racists, the hysterics of the Left, forever determined to prove they had won WWII against Hitler (whose Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939-41 they had actually fulsomely encouraged), felt desperate enough to attack even The Greatest Briton (BBC, 2002), Sir Winston Churchill (who had backed the Scots, Jews and French and lost Britain’s fortune and Empire in pursuit of upholding British honour against Nazism) (Scottish Left Review, xi): "I thought I had taken too many drugs when I saw Nick Griffin on Question Time and found myself agreeing with him. Not, I hasten to add, on any of his policies or views on immigration. But in his claim that if he were alive today, Churchill would be in the BNP. Hard to argue against that, really. OK, Churchill may have won World War II but he was a nasty racist bigot".


The restiveness of Muesli-dominated northern Africa surfaced as skimpily clad model-turned-singer, Middle East sex symbol Haifa Wehbe (from Lebanon -- see above) came up with a song referring to a “Nubian monkey” – infuriating the darker-skinned southern Egyptians, who protested that their children would not be able to attend school without being called ‘monkeys’ (Guardian, 17 xi).


Revealing the total inadequacy of America and its allies in responding to Al-Qaeda, Bin Liner, 9/11, 7/7 etc., the beardy-weirdies of Wazyurdrinkistan took blindfolded journalists up into the mountains of W.Pak. to show them their control of the area and their determination, with the help of captured American weaponry, to wage tireless guerrilla war against the ‘moderate’ Mueslis of the Pak Army (the self-proclaimed ‘victories’ of which had been based largely on beardies relocating simply to more defensible terrain) (AFP, 18 xi; Newser, 18 xi; GroundReport, 18 xi). Meanwhile, idiot-led Britain solemnly debated whether it might or might not build more girls-schools’n’roads’n’ospitals in IED-littered Afghanistan, which most serious Muesli fighters had long vacated; on no account would Britain imperil its liberal-bigot multiculturalism by executing Muesli traitors or demolishing mosques. (Even within Pakistan itself, Taliban militants had long been destroying girls’ schools at a rate of one per week (Yahoo News, 17 xi).)

American military and intelligence officials believed that the Taliban ruling council, or shura, which commanded and controlled jihad efforts in Afghanistan, had abandoned their historic base in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar and crossed the border into Quetta (in south-west Pak, halfway between the capital Islamabad and the great southern port of Karachi). In token of mad-Muesli determination, scores more were killed and injured by bombs in Peshawar, Lahore and Islamabad – bringing the monthly total of terrorist-inflicted deathjs in those cities to 400.

In Islamabad, confusion reigned: politicians were divided as to whether to do deals with the Taliban, to insist Americans seal the Afpak border to prevent more Taliban fighters getting into Pak, or whether to worry chiefly that India was using the Taliban as a convenient ally (Globe & Mail, 19 xi); others said Islamabad was already actually run by the Taliban and that Afghan elites were preparing to leave with their money (extracted from poppy-growing farmers) as soon as President Barry Obarmy’s ten-week-long indecision proved terminal.


The Éirish, who had flooded their half of Ireland with Blacks/Mueslis in pursuit of their own slave labour society ooops economic growth (see previous), found themselves knocked out of the footie World Cup thanks to cheating (‘handball’ – Times, 19 xi; Daily Mail, 19 xi, ‘Hand of God II’) by France’s star ‘gentleman’ Black striker Thierry-Henry (of Guadeloupe/Martinique parentage, reared in Paris and at Arsenal). (Previously, the most famous soccer cheat had been octaroon Argentinian Diego Maradonna whose “hand of God” had handballed England out of the World Cup in 1986.)


As the leaders of the EU’s 27 countries convened in Brussels for din-dins to elect a President [Rip Van Rumpy de Pumpy] and Foreign Minister (aka ‘High Representative’) [Dame Paddy Ashdown], it turned out that the long-held ambition of the UK’s ex-PM, Rev. A.R.P. Bliar, to get a top job on the gravy train was to be frustrated principally by dumpling German Chancellorette Angela Merkel who, familiar with the problems of Berlin, had no intention of going along with Anglo-American counter-ethnic, White-guilt ideas of admitting Turkey (pop. 75K and growing by 1.3% annually) to EU’s Christian (or at least post-Christian) club.


As the case of mad-Muesli Major Hasan rolled on towards the beginning of what would doubtless be a five-year, multibillion-dollar process of trial and appeals to ensure the murderer of his ‘human rights,’ brave top-drawer Irish journalist Ruth Dudley Edwards detailed how Americans had come to dread being accused of Islamophobia – not least because out-of-court settlements with ‘offended’ Mueslis had become extremely costly in a country where ‘justice’ had fallen largely into the hands of left-multiculti lawyers (Independent [Dublin], 17 xi).


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Monday, November 16, 2009


After seven years of multi-million-dollar trials, appeals etc., America – a country having 5% of the world’s people and 66% of its lawyers (these minority-venerating ‘human rights’ spivs and cultural communists being especially over-represented in the Democrat Party [e.g. the Clintons and Obama – cf. Britain’s Blairs]) – got around to executing terry-towel-haired race supremacist John Allen Muhammad, 48, the sniper who had terrorised Washington by random shootings [murdering ten] in 2002 (Guardian, 11 xi), said by co-accused to have wanted to extort money to set up a terrorist training camp in Canada.

At the same time, ‘human rights’-mad America announced it might think of getting round to putting on public trial a repulsive-looking, fat and hairy mad Muesli and several pals for the 3000 deaths of ‘9/11/2001’ which the accused Mohammed had plotted in Afpak from 1996 (Sun, 13 xi)


As a 16-yr-old was ‘detained’ for (a mere) three years after abducting and raping a 5-yr-old (having previously been given a ‘community service order’ for raping a Manchester 7-yr-old) it turned out that MSM could not “for legal reasons” give his name, race, social class or educational level (Sun, 11 xi).


Hilariously, the British Government decided to “apologize” for its predecessors having taken-into-care children of 1930-1970 to Oz (widely known at the time as ‘The Workers’ Paradise’) (BBC, 15 xi). Still more hilariously, the Australian Government apologized for its own predecessors’ part in accepting some half a million kids from their wet, smoggy and bankrupt homeland; and journalists did not even ask for proof that any general harm had resulted from the initiative (which had allowed Britain’s unwanted children to grow up on sun-kissed Australian farms with only the occasional episode of paedofumbling (nothing more than the average orphan would have experienced in scouting-mad Britain of those days).

Nor did the idiotic peecee Governments apparently appreciate that it was common practice in Britain of the 1930s to send uncared-for kids to the countryside as farm labour – e.g. orphans of Glasgow were often sent to new homes in the Western Isles. I myself, an adoptee from Preston, spent many happy childish hours tending – for the happy reward of a 4oz. bar of chocolate per week – the North London garden and allotment of the loving Anglican parents who had taken me in.

It remained to be seen whether the Adoptees of Oz would rise up against those who whinged on their behalf and say a decent thank you to those who had rescued them from having to grow up with single mothers in the likes of Barnsley and ‘Uddersfield.


The first Miss England to be a Black (well, half-Black), leggy heptathlete Rachel Christie (niece of Black male athlete Linford Christie), put her other gifts on show as she brawled at a porn-themed Manchester nightclub party over her (hunky, Black) boyfriend with his previous (White) girlfriend, another beauty queen, Sara Jones, Miss Manchester, on whose face Rachel landed several punches (Daily Telegraph, 7 xi) after Sara (dressed as a cavegirl) relayed to Rachel by mobile phone an apparently admiring text message which Sara had received from her previous man.

{At least Rachel had the good grace to resign as Miss England once taken to police cells and given bail to begin the fight to clear her name – a model, as it were, to Britain’s disgraced politicians who had led the country to mass third-world immigration, national bankruptcy, two failed wars, loss of sovereignty [to Brussels] and educational idiocy and couldn’t fix within even a year the massive scandal of their own expenses [on ‘flipped’ second homes, duck houses, moats, meat pies, ginger crinkle biscuits etc.].}

Blacks at a wedding reception in Tampa, Florida, provided another talent parade as fighting broke out among some forty wedding guests (AmRen, 11 xi).


After a year of pussyfooting, peecee organs like the Sun (9 xi) and the BBC got round to admitting that Pakistan (not Afghanistan) was the main home of Al-Qaeda/Bin-Liner and in particular that there had been a new planned assault on New York that was detected by British intelligence services. Britain itself had taken in 1½M Pakistanis and their illiterate ‘arranged’ wives so it had long been deemed politic not to mention the mad Mueslis of Wazyurdrinkistan – though while the silence went on, the Muesli goons had probably spread themselves throughout the Punjab.


Showing how far the anti-racist peecee infection had spread in America, the Army and FBI announced they found Palestinian-parented, mosque-maniacal (though also pornshow-visiting), soldier-shooting psychiatrist Maj. Hasan (see previous), hailed as a “hero” by the Virginia imam who had preached to several of the 9/11 suicide bombers, to have no links to Muesli terror – but the tabloid New York Post begged to differ (10 xi), the New York Daily Post spoke of America’s “naivety” (10 xi) and the influential National Post suggested Hasan’s massacre might in reality be attributed to “hysterical institutional anti-racism” (10 xi). It transpired that Hasan’s colleagues and (especially) students had been discussing for at least 18 months whether he was psychotic (NPR, 11 xi).


The Government’s ‘drugs czar’ who had been forced into resignation, Professor David Nutt (see previous), continued to draw support as UCL’s Professor Gurling explained that the slight link between schizophrenia and cannabis use could easily be due to schizoid tendencies making pot attractive to sufferers, as Even Harris MP (LibDem) urged Home Secretary ‘Postman Pat’ Johnson to improve his drugs committee’s contract with its scientists, and as three more members of the committee resigned (one a psychologist) – meaning that the committee had lost 40% of its scientific members (Guardian, 10 xi; Times, 10 xi). Mr Johnson said that a statement of principles on the independence of government science advice, proposed by more than 50 senior scientists, was being considered by the Prime Minister and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor John Beddington. Professor Nutt said of the resignations: “I’m not surprised. The way I have been treated was reprehensible, and I’m pleased to have the support of these other council members.”

The Indie’s Johann Hari set out the libertarian case in Huffington Post (10 xi) (adding to 1960s arguments the successful decriminalization of drug use in Portugal since 2001). Simon Barrow, co-director of the think-tank Ekklesia commented: “The outcome of a meeting described by the Government as ‘very constructive’ has been the resignation of another three scientific experts on the misuse of drugs. This aptly illustrates the air of unreality around current policy and its unease about evidence-based advice or comment.” However, the Daily Mail found a judge who believed in cannabis-induced psychosis (11 xi).

A charitable donor had offered to set up a drugs advisory committee independent of government, said Nutty (Public Service, 12 xi) – apparently content with this sideshow in the absence of wider protestations against Postman Pat and governmental suppression of expert free speech (inspired by the 12-year-old example set by Edinburgh LUniversity). – For a more robust approach to NuLabour censorship (sadly backed by tabloid-terrified ‘Tories’), Nutty needed to link up with the Guardian’s Deborah Orr (12 xi). (So spaced out was Nutty that (he admitted) in his eight years of service as chairman of ACDM, he had only met a Home Secretary once – and that was Postman Pat who summoned him to be reproved for his naughtiness. Far from being libertarian, Nutty was generally in favour of criminalization or at least restriction – especially of alcohol (Spiked, 12 xi).)

Not content with ‘exposing’ the spelling mistakes of PM Brown (yielding the most sympathetic press that half-blind Brown had had in years), the Sun decided to draw attention to the whacky websites of Nutty’s children – including a picture of a 26-year son ‘prancing NAKED in the snow in Sweden’, thought by the Sun likely to shock its readers to their cotton socks.


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Monday, November 09, 2009


After four decades of the ‘anti-racist’ left (and cowardly ‘conservative’ dimwits) eroding freedom of speech in Britain (and more widely in the West), the case of top neuropharmacologist Professor David Nutt, MRCP MRCPsych FRCPsych FMedSci. being arm-twisted into retirement for insufficient hysteria about cannabis (see previous) brought belated squeaks from newly nostalgic liberals. The left-flagship Observer (1 xi) admitted the sacking was "another milestone in Britain's progression from a great Enlightenment country to a place where prejudice reigns."

After two days to consider the matter, six of the Government’s 31-strong (unpaid -- surprisingly) Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs were said to be ready to back their Chairman by themselves resigning (Independent, 1 xi). Richard Garside, the director of the Centre for Crime and Justice at King's College London, accused Home Secretary Johnson of undermining scientific research, saying "I'm shocked and dismayed that [Johnson] appears to believe that political calculation trumps honest and informed scientific opinion."

The former home secretary, Charles Clarke, called for a major review of drugs policy and urged ministers not to "isolate themselves" from science, saying the work of the advisory council had always been "extremely valuable" when he was at the Home Office. The Galton Institute’s Lord Winston added his backing to Professor Nutt, noting that he was “very surprised and disappointed” that the Government had acted in a “knee jerk” fashion.

For the Spectator (1 xi), Alex Massie blamed “the increasinginly buffoonish Chris Grayling [Conservative Shadow Home Secretary for seeming] to have decided that his mission in politics is to prove that he can be every bit as moronically doctrinaire and authoritarian as his Labour counterparts.” Ian Stolerman, Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Pharmacology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, called on Alan Johnson to reinstate Professor Nutt. The Independent’s top columnist, Bruce Anderson, backed Nutt and made the wider point that “The right to free speech and free expression can never be taken for granted, especially under this government” (2 xi).

Dr Les King, a chemist of unsurpassed technical knowledge and Head of the Drugs Intelligence Unit in the Forensic Science Service, quit the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and said the Home Secretary had denied the chairman’s right to free speech when sacking him (Times, 1 xi). Dr King disputed that Professor Nutt had somehow crossed what King called “the imaginary line between science and politics.” A member of ACMD since 2001, King said: “Amongst the [fifteen] scientists, I think a number will resign. It doesn't need the whole council to resign for the thing to stop working.”

King’s resignation was swiftly followed by that of Marion Walker, a pharmacologist who was also clinical director of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's substance misuse service (Telegraph, 1 xi). Professor Nutt, who had four children of 18-26, said he believed the position of the council was thus “untenable”, adding “I can’t believe any self-respecting scientist would serve on it.” He accused politicians of wanting to engage in ‘posturing one-upmanship’ by parading as tough on hash.

However, HMG’s long-standing Chief Medical Officer for England, Sir Liam Donaldson, told BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show that rows between advisers and politicians were best kept behind closed doors: "I think to find yourself in a situation like this is very controversial. "These things are best sorted out behind the scenes so that the government and their advisers can go to the public with a united front." The Maudsley’s Professor Robin Murray said Nutty had underestimated the paranoid-inducing power of skunk (though Professor Hugh Girling, Molecular Psychiatry, UCL told the Indie, 2 xi, that in 35 years practice he had scarcely come across a case of ‘cannabis psychosis’ without their being a family history of schizophrenia); the Coventry Telegraph called Nutty “Professor Pillock” (2 xi). The Telegraph’s Daniel Hanan deplored kowtowing to ‘the experts of Britain’s left-dominated functionariat’ (2 xi). And Supreme Leader Brown threw his weight behind his Home Secretary Angry Alan. Correspondents of the Times were divided (3 xi).

{The first problem had really been that Nutt and his committee should never have attempted a unilinear ranking of the overall ‘harm’ caused by different drugs (which have such diverse properties as ‘killing a few people quickly’, ‘killing many people slowly’, ‘creating dependency’, ‘creating social disruption [incl. family breakup],’ ‘not killing users at all but just turning a very few of them paranoid’). The committee should surely have stuck to indicating the rather distinct dangers caused by different drugs and letting Johnson weight them as he would. (It was specially strange that Nutt did not adopt this multiple-factor approach since his own talk on TV was conducted in terms of the plural neologism “harms.”) The second problem was that uneducated Johnson himself, without his experts at a weekend, was quite incapable of making that argument; yet, instead of just shelving the matter with a word of genial thanks to Nutt, he wanted revenge for Nutt’s public insistence that cannabis be reclassified as a mere Class C drug (as it had been under Rev. Bliar, contrary to Supreme Leader Brown’s own tabloid-acceptant illiberalism.}


Furious Science Minister Lord Grayson denounced Postman Pat Johnson to the Prime Minister, said the Sun (3 xi), complaining he had not been consulted before the know-nothing Home Secretary had sacked one of Britain’s top scientists (Prof. Nutty – see previous). Liberal-leftist pressure on HMG continued as respected ex-Oxford parapsychologist Sue Blackmore denounced the sacking as “despicable” (Guardian, 3 xi). {In all this mayhem among Labourites, no-one outside this diary/blog recognized it was time for Nutty to be re-instated so long as he really did some ‘free speaking’ about exactly how his ‘evidence’ had been massaged to show alcohol was, on balance and in general, more “harmful” than pot. Following any such breakthrough, Richard Lynn, Phil Rushton and I could do some franker free speaking about the wastefulness of handouts to the low-IQ – especially if they had no religion to keep them in order.


While Britain’s ageing fatties reached ever more obscene proportions (including a ‘food-addicted’ man of 70 stone who had to be taken to hospital by lorry) thanks to the ‘free at the point of use’ National ‘Health’ Service, Britain’s delicious young girls continued showing the respect for the Waist-Hip Ratio that had put them ahead of even science itself in the 1990s (Sun, 3 xi).


The intrepid and persistent Steve Sailer continued his battle (under FOIA procedures) to get figures from America’s Federal Reserve Banks of just what sums had vanished in minority foreclosures on mortgages -- eliciting in the process that, in California of 2004-6, 51% of mortgage lending had been to minorities, who (after adjustment for income) were almost three times as likely to default as Whites and so probably accounted for some 70% of all dollars lost in California (VDare, 1 xi).


As West- and Middle-European countries finally abandoned their sovereignty to Brussels (and its Lisbon Treaty), their wretched politicians were rapidly rewarded with what they craved in their egalitarian religious mania, a ban on all “offensive” speech critical of minorities and on all discriminatory practices (Brussels Journal, 26 x). Even Christian gatherings would be obliged to ensure double beds in all b&b’s for yags and adulterers, reminding everyone vividly of the freedom of choice that had been ended in Europe’s Muesli-importing slave labour state.


Embattled outspeaker David Nutt (see previous) found his latter-day hippiedom supported as the Government’s own Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor John Beddington CMG [‘Call Me God’] FRS (Imperial College), got round to backing him about the low “harms” of cannabis (if not about his right to have a public spat with Home Secretaru Johnson); and a new study by Matthew Hickman, Reader in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, found that literally thousands of heavy-pot-using young people would have to stop smoking the drug to prevent even a single case of schizophrenia or psychosis — the Government’s main justification for reclassifying it as a ‘dangerous’ Class B drug (Times, 4 xi). Even the usually Labour-loyal Daily Mirror had its star columnist Kevin Maguire call the Home Secretary “Dopey Alan” and “Calamity Johnson” (4 xi). Best-known Scot-Nat Margo MacDonald also backed Nutty in the lib-left Edinburgh Evening News (4 xi). Nutty himself was allowed to explain in the soft-left Indie that his ACMD team had been “fatally flawed” and needed to be re-established with the same independence as the Bank of England. (4 xi).

(A Newcastle U. lecturer wrote to the Telegraph that the drug ecstasy could have bad effects if mixed with alcohol; but such division among experts served further to highlight Labour’s hopefully terminal idiocy in trying to punish even mere free speech by the highest-ranking scientists.)

That the fault line in the debate would split the right seemed clear as A. N. Wilson in the Daily Mail caricatured scientists as “arrogant gods of certainty”. Nutty gave as good as he got, accusing the Prime Minister of ‘putting public health at risk’ and of ‘making ridiculous statements’ (ABC News [Australia], 4 xi); and top Times columnist Simon Jenkins accused Brown of “political cowardice” (3 xi). The Independent’s Matthew Norman thought Johnson’s new authoritarianism (together with his apology for Labour’s mass immigration policy) a shameless power play, aimed at winning him the Labour leadership as Supreme Stalinist Brown crashed (5 xi).


The Maudsley’s Emeritus Professor Sir Michael Rutter, 70, went on Radio 4 (4 xi, 16:30) to explain the results of his long-term study of children who had suffered gross early deprivation in the ‘nurseries’ of Communist Romania (into which they had been abandoned because parents could not afford to look after them). Apparently, the first six months of deprivation had no serious effect once the children were rescued; children whose deprivation lasted longer had no mentionable general problems with intelligence or emotionality, but they were more likely to have special persistent problems such as autism and hyperactivity – especially if their wretched early diets had interfered with brain growth (as measured by head size). (More here; and NB that Prof Rutter was too polite to rub the noses of wild-eyed Rousseau-followers in his work.)


Far from contenting himself with defending free speech for top scientists, Prof. David Nutt came out in his true colours, demanding a tripling of alcohol prices (much as I had myself recommended in 1979 – Times, 19 xii 1979, ‘Alcoholism’; Sunday Independent [Dublin], c. 1 i 1980, ‘Sobering thought!’). Alcohol is the “gateway drug” that remains the greatest threat to society, and the Government’s failure to address the problem epitomises its disregard for scientific evidence, said Nutty to an audience at the Science Media Centre in London (Times, 5 xi). Professor Nutt said he felt that alcohol prices could be raised to triple the price at which some drinks were sold, with taxation the most obvious way of achieving this.

{Nutty did not apparently realize that low drink prices and high third-world immigration had become the politicians’ major techniques for making palatable the sheer boredom, irresponsibility, idiocy and criminality of Britain’s ‘welfare state’ over the previous fifty years. – It was in 1983 that Maggie had given up and said “the National Health Service is safe in our hands.” By November 2009, things had got so bad that Britain found itself sucked into a Brussels-dominated Europe and losing five soldiers in a day as they ‘trained’ Afghani policemen without the slightest conspicuous protest – not even a demand for the razing of mosques.}

The cross-party Parliamentary Committee for Science and Technology wrote to Johnson and other top brass to inquire what on earth was going on (Metro, 5 xi). However, in the House of Lords, skunk was blamed for some of the problems of their lordships’ younger family members.


The New Scientist carried an article burbling the usual half-arsed guff that ‘there must be something more than the g factor’ and purporting to find promise in the notion of ‘rational thinking’ – long known to fail in even quite bright people faced with counter-intuitive, logical or just plain tricky and unaccustomed tasks. Apparently:

As an illustration of how rational-thinking ability differs from intelligence, consider this puzzle: if it takes five machines 5 minutes to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets? Most people instinctively jump to the wrong answer that "feels" right - 100 - even if they later amend it. When Shane Frederick at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut, put this and two similarly counter-intuitive questions to about 3400 students at various colleges and universities in the US - Harvard and Princeton among them - only 17 per cent got all three right (see "Test your thinking"). A third of the students failed to give any correct answers (Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 19, p 25).

Very interesting! So where was the test of ‘rational thinking’? Answer: there wasn’t one despite thirty years of effort by IQ-bashing cogniwallahs! (For five ability dimensions actually having passable measurability and independence of g, see Chapter 1 of The g Factor.)


As US President Barry Hussein Obarmy went on air (5 xi, 10p.m., GMT) to deal with the killing of 13 soldiers and the injuring of 31 others at the world’s biggest military base, Fort Hood, Texas (home to 65K military personnel plus 80K dependents), he could not even bring his benighted self to consider that the killer (who had shouted “Allah Akbar” as he opened fire) might have been a Muesli – as indeed he was.

Never had the lies of the West’s politicians have been so dramatically exposed. The heavily-eyebrowed Malik Nadal Hasan was a single Army psychiatrist, a 39-year-old major, who had received ‘poor’ ratings before being sent to Texas. See here. He had apparently converted ‘late in life’ to Islam; but his parentage and racial origins could not be mentioned by the American media, nor by his ‘change you can believe in’ Black President who had bamboozled America and had never been recorded as using the word ‘terror.’ What Americans would make of this outrage was an interesting question – hopefully they would prove more robust than the moronic and cowardly politicians of Euroland.

Subsequently, Obarmy called the Muesli outrage merely “a horrific outburst of violence” – as if it were a tropical storm or epileptic fit rather than mass murder stemming from Islamic ideology and intended to assert dominance and lead via terror to tyranny.

Hasan had attended high school in Roanoke, Virginia, studied biochemistry at Virginia Tech, played sports, hadn’t got into any trouble, and appeared to be a normal, well-adjusted individual, said a cousin, Nader Hasan. Major Hasan had been a psychiatry resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and was apparently working at Fort Hood during the pre-deployment process for soldiers headed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The guns he used in his massacre were not of standard Army issue – so he had smuggled them into Fort Hood.

Hasan had been a studious child of comfortably-off Arab parents who ran down-market restaurants and groceries. His father had arrived in the USA at age 16 from Palestine; he died in 1998 and his wife, Hasan’s mother, died three years later (Raonoke Times, 6 xi;, 6 xi). After these deaths, most of the rest of the Hasan family relocated to Palestine.

{How a quiet and probably mixed-up homosexual/misogynist Muslim who was not a fighter even as a child, opposed the War on Terror, devoutedly attended mosques in his Army uniform, did not get on well with his patients and praised suicide bombing openly on the internet could have been promoted to being an Army major psychiatrist beggared belief – though such official hysterical ‘denial’ was in line with the general reluctance of Western peecee politicians and MSM to admit that human individual and group differences were of the slightest importance.

Just as PeeCee-propagandized Brits had thought they could ‘train’ rag-taggle Afghanis taken without selection off the street to be ‘policemen’ – yielding five dead British soldiers in one day in early November – so the Americans thought a weirdo like Hasan would be just fine as an Army psychiatrist so long has he was given a medical degree (from an Army ‘university’) and put in uniform. Talk about ‘the lunatics running the asylum’!

This analysis was similarly volunteered by Jeff Crouere ( [Louisiana], 6 xi) who added that Hasan was seen in full Muslim regalia in a supermarket just hours before the massacre and that his anti-War-on-Terror views had been well known for at least six months to Army colleagues. Meanwhile, 24 hours after the shooting President Barry and his Barmy Army were still professing themselves puzzled at Hasan’s motivation and insisting that “speculation” should wait upon the initiation, process and conclusion of “investigations.”}


Asked to comment on the death of two-year-old New Zealand boy Karl Perigo-Check, the son of a convicted murderer and notorious gang member, Michael Laws, the Mayor of the boy’s home town, Wangunni, enraged the local great and good by suggesting that paid sterilization of the “underclass” would help reduce such problems of child killing and abuse (Dominion Post [Wellington], 30 x).


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Sunday, November 01, 2009


Sometimes thought of as the last hope of the White race, Russia managed, with the help of much pro-birth advertising and encouragement, to get its birth rate in 2008 up to the highest level for twenty years (AmRen, 24 x) – though whether the enthusiasm of most AmRen correspondents was justified while Russia remained a 20% Muslim country remained to be seen


Adding to his sympathy vote after his Daniel-in-the-lions’-den performance on Question Time, the old-left Sunday Mirror (25 x) ‘revealed’ that Griffin’s mother-in-law considered him a “workshy, deluded and fame-hungry pretender” – though the treacherous woman, 72, admitted he was kind and had made her daughter happy through 25 years of successful marriage (yielding four children).


As TV Channel 4 allowed Richard Lynn and Phil Rushton 1-minute slots to mention idiot-level home truths about IQ and race, youthful mixed-race presenter Rageh Omaar proceeded to muddy the waters by producing ‘genius’ ‘Black’ students at U. Chicago – who on inspection were plainly 85% White – and getting a delapidated Prof. Steve Jones and communist Prof. Steve Rose to assert that IQ tests were ‘racist’ (“militating against the developing world” [e.g. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China etc??...]) and failed to measure creativity etc.; but in the course of all the simple-minded lunacy (incl. from a Black ‘anthropologist’ [called ‘Lez’] who thought London School ideas had never been challenged), Omaar admitted that “many” researchers/scientists had refused to contribute to the programme – evidently locked in deep bunkers and fearing for their jobs. Needless to say, the names of the braver Galton, Spearman, Burt, Eysenck and Jensen were never mentioned.


A gene allowing motorists to learn some 20% more from 15 laps on a simulator was reported by Californian scientists (Science Daily, 28 x) – though whether it was related to IQ was not stated.


Although paedohysteria reached unprecedented levels in Britain, with parents barred from supervising their own children in Watford playgrounds unless they had a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, the Labour Government allowed Afghanistan’s classical paedophilic practices to continue, with Afghani officials and troops raping and otherwise molesting young boys in areas liberated by the British Army (Spectator, 28 x, 29 x).


Despite half a generation of multiculti propaganda and the appointment of snoopers in schools, British teachers were reporting ‘racist’ playground incidents at the rate of 40K p.a. (AmRen, 29 x).


As the High Court in Edinburgh dispatched Scotland’s largest-ever ‘paedophile ring’ to many years in jail, it turned out that at least one of them, David Rennie, was homosexual – indeed a ‘LGBT’ executive (The Herald, 29 x), giving a bad blow to the usual yag protestations that homosexuality had no serious overlap with paedophilia, protestations that had led the public to prosecute paeds maximally while leaving yags off the hook.


As Ethiopia moved into its second major famine in 26 years, it turned out that the intervening 25 years since the previous massive Western famine relief effort had been used to more than double the country’s population from 34M to at least 72M, prompting brave Irish Independent columnist Kevin Myers to remark (30 x), “This is stupidity on an epic scale, for which only Ethiopia is answerable” – though IQ and the work of Richard Lynn were not expressly mentioned since Myers had already had the Eirish Gardai (police) at his door for his previous realism about Africa.


The excellent (if not markedly freedom-asserting) National Policy Institute (founded in 2005 to challenge the Southern Poverty Law Centre and headed by the likes of Louis Andrews, Kevin Lamb and Kevin Macdonald) came up with a study estimating the cost of ‘diversity’ to America in trillions of dollars (30 x).


As Detroit’s population fell by 50% to yield hundreds of thousands of deserted buildings among its 1M remaining Black residents and crime and filth everywhere, two economists reckoned the once-thriving car city’s problems were self-inflicted (City Journal, Autumn 2009): “Though some blame Detroit’s population losses on larger economic forces, economists Edward Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer argue in a groundbreaking paper that the city’s problems are mostly self-inflicted. (The paper, called “The Curley Effect,” gets its name from legendary Boston mayor James Curley, who favored Irish residents and pushed other groups out.) After winning election in 1973, Detroit’s first black mayor, Coleman Young, consolidated his power, driving white residents, who had voted against him, out of the city by withdrawing services from their neighborhoods. Eventually, Glaeser and Shleifer write, Detroit became “an overwhelmingly black city mired in poverty and social problems”—and shrinking fast.”


Upset by scientific advice that cannabis (3M regular UK users) was on average less harmful than alcohol (30M regular users), dimwit British politico ‘Postman Pat’ Johnson – instead of just shelving the advice with thanks -- demanded the resignation of his leading drugs adviser at the Home Office, Professor David Nutt (Imperial College) (RecentNews, 30 x) – possibly triggering further resignations and even a wider debate about why the government did not respect scientists’ conclusions about the g factor, streaming, race and the inadvisability of pouring good money after bad into Africa. Unlike Richard Lynn and myself, Professor Nutt promptly received the support of the Guardian, the Liberal Party, Facebookers and fellow professors Maurice Elphick (Queen Mary College, London) (Reuters, 31 x), Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (chief executive of the Medical Research Council), and Colin Blakemore (former MRC head, Oxford University) – but not of Peter Hitchens (Daily Mail, 31 x) or the Conservative Party which evidently wished to continue the lucrative taxation of best-selling drugs and the savage crackdowns on ‘illegal substances’ beloved of tabloid newspapers and felt Nutt had ‘strayed too far into politics.’ Nutt soon added fuel to the flames by calling the Cabinet “a bunch of irrational Luddites” (Times, 31 x). It was not the first time Nutt's comments on drugs and the censorious Grumpy Gordon Brown had hit the headlines -- earlier in 2009, Nutt had said taking ecstasy (12 deaths p.a.) was no more dangerous than riding a horse (30 deaths p.a.).


Using a new index of national “well-being” (including income, self-reported happiness, domestic security, stability of marriage freedom and educational level), the Legatum Institute made Finland the world’s top country (among the 104 having adequate data), with the USA coming in at ninth position and the UK at merely twelfth (thanks to the dismal educational arrangements of the ‘comprehensive schools’ and to over-regulation). All the top twelve countries were largely White and towards the top of Lynn & Vanhanen’s IQ estimates: 1 Finland; 2 Switzerland; 3 Sweden; 4 Denmark; 5 Norway; 6 Australia; 7 Canada; 8 Netherlands; 9 United States; 10 New Zealand; 11 Éire; 12 United Kingdom.


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