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Article By Lance Welton on 10/23/2021

See also: College Bubble Bursting—Left Hardest Hit. Too Bad.

Traditional “universities” continue to collapse before our eyes. The politicization of institutions that were once focused on the cold pursuit of truth is so extreme that they are turning on their own. Thus Prof. David Miller, of England’s prestigious Bristol University, was recently fired, for anti-Semitism, due his being persistently critical of Israel [Bristol University: Professor David Miller sacked over Israel comments, BBC News, October 1, 2021]. And Yale University Law School recently declared that its merely having an association with a conservative organization—the Federalist Society—was “triggering” for its students. This can’t go on.

Universities are no longer “elite” if 50% the age cohort attend them, meaning they don’t give you the edge in employment [“We will beat Germany!” Tory Williamson unveils plot to supercharge British education, by Macer Hall, Express, October 1, 2019]. Quality has been dumbed down by this expansion. Worse still, universities have been completely taken over by Woke ideology, meaning that they’re not even teaching students critical thinking or useful information [Lackademia, by Noah Carl, Adam Smith Institute, 2016]. American confidence in universities fell from 41% in 2006 to 14% in 2018 [(Dis)trust in Science, by Gleb Tsipursky, July 5, 2018, Scientific American].

But this is not the first time universities have gone into decline. For example, by the early seventeenth century, English universities were completely taken over by religion. Student numbers started to fall, and they began to be perceived as seminaries and as finishing schools for the upper class [See The University in Society, by L. Stone]. (Similarly, Britain’s top Oxford University now explicitly discriminates in favor of black students for entirely non-academic reasons: Oxford University agrees to let in disadvantaged students with lower grades, by Gabriela Swerling, Daily Telegraph, May 21, 2019).

Post By John Derbyshire on 10/23/2021
Earlier: British MP Stabbed By Somali: Why Don't People Listen To Derb? Related to the above item, in a way I'll leave you to figure out for yourselves. Headline from Breitbart.com, October 17th, headline: Demographic Collapse: British Fertility Rate Lowest in History, But Number of Foreign Mothers at Record High. Edited quotes from text: The fertility rate in England and Wales has fallen to the l...
Post By Steve Sailer on 10/23/2021
From Business Insider a couple of weeks ago: Biden administration cancels remaining Laredo, Rio Grande Valley contracts for Trump’s border wall, angering Republican lawmakers Kevin Shalvey Oct 9, 2021, 5:31 AM From the Washington Examiner yesterday: DHS awards $455,000 contract to build fence around Biden beach house Luke Gentile 1 day ago A $455,000 fence may soon surround President Joe Bide...
Post By John Derbyshire on 10/23/2021
A British Member of Parliament, Sir David Amess, was stabbed to death by a Somali fanatic while holding one of his weekly open-door sessions for his constituents. That got a roll of the eyes from me. Ten years ago at Taki's Magazine I published the definitive column on Somalis, with examples from all over the Anglosphere showing what a simply terrible idea it is to admit them into our countries in ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 10/23/2021
Words go in and out of fashion all the time. For example, the phrase “the debate over” is fading out in favor of “the conversation around.” My guess is that the change in prepositions is merely a fad. After all, prepositions in English are somewhat arbitrary, which is why it’s hard for people learning English to remember which preposition to use. On the other, the shift from “the debate” to the “th...
Radio derb By John Derbyshire on 10/22/2021
01m18s  Intelligence incompetence.  (Keeping us safe? Ha!) 07m54s  Missile basics.  (Legacies of WW2.) 13m33s  Defund the spooks!  (Their enemy is … us.) 17m21s  Buttigieg plays hooky.  (Does it matter?) 25m30s  Ronald Reagan showed the way.  (Fire all the fed-bots!) 29m40s  The Arbery show trial.  (Our cruelty worse than the Aztecs.) 37m59s  Somalis strike again.  (Why don't they listen?) 41m25s ...
Post By Paul Kersey on 10/22/2021
Odds are everyone who witnessed this rape by an illegal alien from Africa on a SEPTA train in Philadelphia (57 percent of the riders are black) was probably black too, and hoped to post the latest viral video on WorldStarHipHop; they were all filming instead of calling the police. Kitty Genovese this story isn’t. With this stated, no one deserves to be sexually assaulted. No one deserves to be sexu...
Article By John Derbyshire on 10/22/2021

[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

See, earlier: Establishment Reprising Emmett Till Narrative, Again. But White Lives Don't Matter, by John Derbyshire; and Derek Chauvin, Human Sacrifice, by Ann Coulter

The gentle, soulful, indigenous people who inhabited the Americas before Christopher Columbus arrived had very demanding gods. What their gods most particularly demanded were human hearts and human blood.

These sensitive, colorful indigenous peoples would therefore conduct periodic rituals of human sacrifice. On high platforms in view of the crowds below, sacrificial victims would have their hearts ripped out with sharp stone knives. Then their dying bodies would be thrown down the steps, to be gathered up by merchants, who chopped them up and sold the flesh in the marketplace [I Left My Heart in Tenochtitlan, by Stephen Cox, Liberty Magazine, November 1995].

But in appeasing our gods, the Holy Trinity of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, we are more cruel than those aborigines. Having your heart ripped out with a stone knife hurts like a bitch, to be sure, but only for a minute or two if done with proper professional skill.

When we offer up our sacrifices, we take a member of the lowest, most despised class in our society—a working-class white male—and parade him before the mob. We tell them he has committed some grave offense against our gods, even though he has done nothing that would be thought wrong if a member of some more privileged class did it [Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt reveals identity in NBC interview, says ‘I saved countless lives’ on Jan. 6, by Amy B Wang and Aaron C. Davis, Washington Post, August 27, 2021].

We stage a show trial modeled on the actual trials that used to be conducted before our justice system was taken over by ideological fanatics. The verdict is of course a foregone conclusion. Then we lock up our sacrificial victim for decades in a place of humiliation and despair, parted forever from his work, his home, and his family.

This is far more cruel than anything the Aztecs would have contemplated.

Post By Steve Sailer on 10/22/2021
See, earlier: Diversity Sank My Battleship: Report Shows Navy Focusing On "Diversity", Not Shiphandling, Warfighting When the Navy’s large amphibious assault ship / light aircraft carrier Bonhomme Richard, under repair in San Diego harbor, burned past hope of repair during July 2020, I speculated this multi-billion dollar disaster might have something to do with the Racial Reckoning. I was wron...
Post By Steve Sailer on 10/22/2021
Earlier (2015) Here We Go Again: Obama Administration On A Crusade Against "Redlining" From the Washington Times news desk: Biden DOJ unveils plan to crack down on discriminatory financial lenders By Emily Zantow October 22, 2021 Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Friday announced a new Justice Department initiative to crack down on discriminatory financial lending practices. During a news ...
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By Lance Welton on 10/23/2021

See also: College Bubble Bursting—Left Hardest Hit. Too Bad.

Traditional “universities” continue to collapse before our eyes. The politicization of institutions that were once focused on the cold pursuit of truth is so extreme that they are turning on their own. Thus Prof. David Miller, of England’s prestigious Bristol University, was recently fired, for anti-Semitism, due his being persistently critical of Israel [Bristol University: Professor David Miller sacked over Israel comments, BBC News, October 1, 2021]. And Yale University Law School recently declared that its merely having an association with a conservative organization—the Federalist Society—was “triggering” for its students. This can’t go on.

Universities are no longer “elite” if 50% the age cohort attend them, meaning they don’t give you the edge in employment [“We will beat Germany!” Tory Williamson unveils plot to supercharge British education, by Macer Hall, Express, October 1, 2019]. Quality has been dumbed down by this expansion. Worse still, universities have been completely taken over by Woke ideology, meaning that they’re not even teaching students critical thinking or useful information [Lackademia, by Noah Carl, Adam Smith Institute, 2016]. American confidence in universities fell from 41% in 2006 to 14% in 2018 [(Dis)trust in Science, by Gleb Tsipursky, July 5, 2018, Scientific American].

But this is not the first time universities have gone into decline. For example, by the early seventeenth century, English universities were completely taken over by religion. Student numbers started to fall, and they began to be perceived as seminaries and as finishing schools for the upper class [See The University in Society, by L. Stone]. (Similarly, Britain’s top Oxford University now explicitly discriminates in favor of black students for entirely non-academic reasons: Oxford University agrees to let in disadvantaged students with lower grades, by Gabriela Swerling, Daily Telegraph, May 21, 2019).

By John Derbyshire on 10/22/2021

[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

See, earlier: Establishment Reprising Emmett Till Narrative, Again. But White Lives Don't Matter, by John Derbyshire; and Derek Chauvin, Human Sacrifice, by Ann Coulter

The gentle, soulful, indigenous people who inhabited the Americas before Christopher Columbus arrived had very demanding gods. What their gods most particularly demanded were human hearts and human blood.

These sensitive, colorful indigenous peoples would therefore conduct periodic rituals of human sacrifice. On high platforms in view of the crowds below, sacrificial victims would have their hearts ripped out with sharp stone knives. Then their dying bodies would be thrown down the steps, to be gathered up by merchants, who chopped them up and sold the flesh in the marketplace [I Left My Heart in Tenochtitlan, by Stephen Cox, Liberty Magazine, November 1995].

But in appeasing our gods, the Holy Trinity of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, we are more cruel than those aborigines. Having your heart ripped out with a stone knife hurts like a bitch, to be sure, but only for a minute or two if done with proper professional skill.

When we offer up our sacrifices, we take a member of the lowest, most despised class in our society—a working-class white male—and parade him before the mob. We tell them he has committed some grave offense against our gods, even though he has done nothing that would be thought wrong if a member of some more privileged class did it [Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt reveals identity in NBC interview, says ‘I saved countless lives’ on Jan. 6, by Amy B Wang and Aaron C. Davis, Washington Post, August 27, 2021].

We stage a show trial modeled on the actual trials that used to be conducted before our justice system was taken over by ideological fanatics. The verdict is of course a foregone conclusion. Then we lock up our sacrificial victim for decades in a place of humiliation and despair, parted forever from his work, his home, and his family.

This is far more cruel than anything the Aztecs would have contemplated.

By James Fulford on 10/21/2021

Earlier by Washington Watcher: The U.S. Military Is Woke—Patriots Must Demand Court Martials, Forced Retirements

As Ann Coulter noted last night, we’ve just learned that near the end of his term as President, Donald Trump wanted to send troops to the border to protect America from the invasion—an idea “quashed” by Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense:

Trump’s Pentagon Chief Quashed Idea to Send 250,000 Troops to the Border, by David E. Sanger, Michael D. Shear and Eric Schmitt, October 19, 2021

“Top national security aides to former President Trump also talked him out of launching military raids against drug cartels inside Mexico.”

As Ann said:

Of course, the Times’ take is: Isn’t he awful? Yes, New York Times, because he didn’t do it. Not because he said he would.

It is obviously wrong for the Secretary of Defense—a Trump appointee—to “quash” attempts by the President to defend the country. Esper had earlier “quashed” attempts to defend Americans (and the White House) from the looting, burning, and murdering mobs of Black Lives Matter and antifa, as James Kirkpatrick reported in July of last year:

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a Trump appointee, reportedly opposed the President’s desire to use federal troops to quell the BLM riots in Washington, D.C., and the Pentagon countermanded the president’s troop deployment orders. James Mattis, Trump’s former defense secretary and a former Marine general, strongly criticized Trump’s riot response and sided with the protesters [Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests, by Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire, Michael Balsamo and James LaPorta, Associated Press, June 4, 2020].

Here's how, according to the New York Times, Esper is supposed to have reacted to proposals to use the American Armed Forces to actually defend America:

In the spring of 2020, Mark T. Esper, the defense secretary, was alarmed to learn of an idea under discussion at a top military command and at the Department of Homeland Security to send as many as 250,000 troops — more than half the active U.S. Army, and a sixth of all American forces — to the southern border in what would have been the largest use of the military inside the United States since the Civil War. [Emphasis added throughout.]

When the NYT says “inside the United States,” it means “defending the border with Mexico.” My position (repeated here on our site over a dozen times) is that defending borders is what armies are for.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 10/21/2021

Before the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels this week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a side trip to Georgia and Ukraine.

Purpose: Assure these nations that America has their back and encourage their hopes of future admission to NATO. Austin, said the Pentagon, would tell both nations there is an "open door to NATO."

By Jared Taylor on 10/20/2021

 A great lineup of speakers, as usual.

I never tire of telling this story: Years ago, at an American Renaissance conference, a friend who had just arrived for the Friday evening reception of his second conference, walked up to me and said, “It’s great to be among the living again.” That was 15 years ago, at a time when the mental distance between an AmRen conference goer and a CNN reporter was—what?—half what it is today.

The things we are supposed to at least pretend to believe grow more psychotic every day, so it is all the more thrilling to be in the same room with hundreds of clear-headed unbelievers. And you can still join us. This year’s American Renaissance conference (November 12-14) is only a little more than three weeks away, but we still have seats available.

As usual, we have a great line up. Perennial stars such as Sam Dickson—who has closed every conference since the very first one 27 years ago—and VDARE.com’s Peter Brimelow will be joined by exciting newcomers. David Cole is one of those geniuses who can write about deadly serious things without sounding deadly serious. He is my favorite among the many sharp people who write for Taki’s Magazine, and I can assure you he is as charming and funny in person as he is in print (or on screen?).

We are also happy to be welcoming Michelle Malkin for her first time. She is certainly one of the most courageous, hard-hitting columnists in the mainstream today, and we are delighted she will be joining us.

We will also be hearing from two of the most dynamic young parliamentarians in Europe today. Ruuben Kaalep was the head of the youth movement of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia before his election in 2019, age 26, to the Estonian parliament. This will be his second AmRen conference appearance. He has, of course, been given all the honorific titles our detractors bestow on anyone who can think straight.

In 2019, Dries Van Langenhove became the youngest person ever elected to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. He is a committed nationalist, and has become one of the most popular members of parliament. Travel from the continent may be complicated by Covid, but we will at least be hearing from our European comrades by video.

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