The Diversity Tax

Blogger Those Who Can See always brings us very well researched and well-referenced essays that delve into specific subjects, usually related in some way to the broad general topic of Human Biodiversity. Thus with this latest article that looks at the social, political and economic cost of Diversity. And of course, we don’t mean diversity of views, opinions or philosophy, but rather the only kind of diversity that the left values, the diversity of racial and ethnic composition.

The left likes to claim that “diversity is our strength” but as we can see from this essay we pay a very high price for this kind of diversity and our society has suffered for it. The reality is that the social and economic costs of imposing this kind of artificial diversity on Western Civilization has been and continues to be high. The desire of most Americans to close the border to uncontrolled illegal immigration is not arbitrary but is a rational response to the perception that our country is being swamped by foreign nationals who do not respect and have no interest in the norms, values, and institutions that made our country great. The sooner we realize this, the better off we will be.

Many shrugged while millions of Mestizo peasants took over blue collar work in the U.S. But now that the white collar are being hit as well, people are starting to take notice:

The H-1B program is designed to let U.S. companies hire foreigners at prevailing wages when they can’t find qualified Americans. And U.S. companies, especially those in Silicon Valley, have been clamoring for years to raise the cap of 85,000 so that they can hire more foreign workers. They’ve long denied the charges that they’ve exaggerated the employee shortage, so they can instead reduce wages by importing workers.  … But now we know major H-1B users have in fact rigged the system to do exactly that.

The abuse of the H1B program is nothing new. The idea of there being a worker shortage is a complete myth. Companies just don’t want to pay the market wage. Instead they’d rather import workers from overseas. And even if they aren’t cheaper, as this article maintains, they’re still more easily exploited. If you’re an American and you hate your job, you have the option of quitting and finding another one. Easier said than done, but still better than what the “guest worker” has to face, which is deportation.

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Bill Kristol Wants to Replace the White Working Class

Henry Wolff at American Renaissance writes about a recent discussion forum that featured both Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard and noted social scientist Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve” and “Coming Apart.” In this discussion, Bill Kristol argued that the white working class needs to be replaced by third world immigrants because they are lazy and spoiled. (emphasis added)

Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new Americans in? Seriously, you can make the case—this is going on too long and this is too crazy, probably, and I hope this thing isn’t being videotaped or ever shown anywhere. Whatever tiny, pathetic future I have is going to totally collapse.

You can make a case that America has been great because every—I think John Adams said this—basically if you’re a free society, a capitalist society, after two or three generations of hard work everyone becomes kind of decadent, lazy, spoiled—whatever. Then, luckily, you have these waves of people coming in from Italy, Ireland, Russia, and now Mexico, who really want to work hard and really want to succeed and really want their kids to live better lives than them and aren’t sort of clipping coupons or hoping that they can hang on and meanwhile grew up as spoiled kids and so forth. In that respect, I don’t know how this moment is that different from the early 20th century.

Clearly, Mr. Kristol knows that his elitist views are not popular with regular Americans and while he wants to keep them quiet he also wants to continue with the open borders status quo. That means bringing in lots of foreign nationals from poor third world countries who will drive down wages and swamp the already overburdened social services that are paid for by the very same people who Mr. Kristol holds in contempt.

Meanwhile Anonymous Conservative writes in this post on the subject of immigrant voting in Germany that is being pushed by the same kind of elitists in that government and the forces that drive people like Mr. Kristol to adopt these clearly destructive ideas. The underlying reason is that the left and the elites are driven by their r-strategy in an effort to make themselves feel safe from K-strategists.

Leftists are programmed to head to strange foreign lands and meekly be ruled by hostile foreigners. The only way the rich r-strategists can create the environment they are designed for is to import as many violent exotic foreigners as they can, and then bestow upon them voting rights.

If they didn’t do this, they would be entering the economic collapse in a nation filled with K-strategist fellow citizens who would destroy them in the coming K-selection of the Apocalypse.

They don’t know this. All they know is they like exotic foreigners, and they feel a closeness and attachment to them. This is exacerbated as they feel an irrational hatred for the K-strategist citizens of their nation, and see how the K-strategists oppose the importation of the foreigners. Where the fondness for foreigners meets the realization that the K-strategists they hate oppose the foreigner’s entry, it combines to produce an uncontrollable urge to import as many foreigners as possible and give them power over everyone.

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How Marxists Hijacked Out Culture

Blond in the Belly of the Beast gives us a nice rundown on “The Long March Through the Institutions” that has given us the current reality of Cultural Marxism that pervades nearly every inch of our cultural, academic and media institutions.

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The Deep State vs Trump

Over at Breitbart, one of my favorite writers goes by the pen name Virgil. And in this article, he lays out the scope and depth of what has come to be called The Deep State. Now some of the information is a bit dated since this is an older article. But I wanted to get to this nonetheless because it is important to understand that there is now an ongoing war between the Deep State, which includes what we have been calling “the establishment” and the Trump administration and its supporters. This will be an ongoing fight, so it is vital to understand just who the enemy is.

So now let’s get to the corpus of what we’re talking about.  The term “Deep State” refers to the complex of bureaucrats, technocrats, and plutocrats that likes things just the way they are and wants to keep them like that—elections be damned.

Some might say that “Deep State” is just a synonym for the “Establishment,” and yet “Deep State” refers to a larger grouping, not just to the stereotypical elite “chattering class.”   We can also observe that a Deep State can be found in just about every country in the world, but our focus here, of course, is on the United States.

And here in America, the Deep State has its own political consciousness, and it aims to survive any change of government with its collective will—and self-interest—fully intact.

Normally, the Deep State is hidden, albeit, at the same time, hiding in plain sight.  That is, while nobody has “Deep State” on his or her business card, the reality of the Deep State is overwhelming: It’s not just the hulking office buildings of the Federal Triangle in downtown DC, it’s also the taxpayer-funded mini-metropolises that have sprouted up in Bethesda, Maryland, Crystal City, Virginia, and a dozen other hubs in and around the I-495 Beltway.  (Hence the familiar phrase, “Beltway Bandits”; Virgil can attest that federal contractors have assumed a kind of ironic affection for that phrase—at least in their private conversations.)

A careful taxonomy of the Deep State must begin, of course, with the governmental bureaucracy, which, because of civil-service protections, does not change when one political party or the other takes control of the White House or Congress.  Today, there are about 2.8 million civilian federal employees, as well 1.3 million in the uniformed military.

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The War on Human Nature

This article from Byron Roth appeared about a year ago and while the author is overly pessimistic at the end of the essay based on what we now know, it’s still a great bit of writing that ties together developments in the sciences of genetics and evolutionary biology with the current political movement against the left and the corporate and political establishments. These different areas may seem at first glance to have little to do with each other, but we can follow a direct line of cause and effect from our modern understanding of genetics to how our genetic heritage affects our political systems.

And it should be noted that the arguments made in this essay are not far removed from those that motivated the development of the Manosphere as is related in the podcast posted below. The arguments of leftist feminism are also based on this “blank slate” notion. In the view of the left Man’s nature is malleable and open to change based on the correct social policy. The idea that humans are far less plastic and that most of our behaviors are hard-wired by millions of years of evolution is rejected because that would mean the refutation of the leftist agenda.

The social sciences have long-held the view that there are no inherent differences between ethnic groups and any differences that do exist are the result of environmental influences. But we have a century’s worth of data that indicates otherwise. Temperament, intelligence, artistic and musical ability and a host of other characteristics are heavily influenced by our genetic makeup. And what really undermines the whole of leftist thinking is not just the fact that individuals differ in such characteristics, but the fact that groups do as well. And of course, our whole social policy universe is explicitly based on the assumption that there are no real differences between groups. But the accumulated scientific evidence tells a different story. And that makes this view incompatible with multiculturalism, political correctness, and an open borders policy. It is no surprise then that this scientific understanding has been consistently attacked by academics in the social sciences.

Enormous strides have been made in recent years in unraveling the evolutionary basis of human nature. Among other things, this work totally undermines the Behaviorist view that everything human is environmentally determined. Behaviorism, for decades, hindered serious progress in the social sciences; it is well that it be put to rest.

Unfortunately, the pervasive influence of Cultural Marxism and the tactics of its adherents have prevented evolutionary approaches from spreading widely in the human sciences. This is apparent in the persistent rejection of any discussion of the biological basis of human racial differences, nowhere more so than in issues relating to IQ. This rejection is unfazed by the fact that there are few, if any, constructs in the social sciences more powerful than IQ. It correlates with and predicts an extremely wide range of social phenomena including, but not limited to, school and economic performance, criminal behavior, differences in wealth between nations, and demographic groups within nations. Among research psychologists, this is well known and not particularly controversial. Equally well-known is that, based on decades of research, IQ is, in large measure, genetically determined.

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How the Manosphere Crushed Feminism

While I don’t always agree with everything Roosh V has to say, this podcast is very entertaining and instructive regarding the history of the Manosphere and how it eventually led to our current populist political and cultural revolution. It may seem unlikely, but over the course of fifteen years or so we went from small out-of-the-way internet blogs and forums discussing the modern relationship problems between men and women given the overwhelming force of left-wing feminism to the overturning of the establishment and the election of Donald J. Trump. You might be skeptical that there could be any connection between these seemingly disparate things, but you will have a better understanding after listening to this podcast.

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Trump Files With FEC For 2020

Blogger Disobedient Media reports that Donald J. Trump has already filed with the FEC for the election in 2020. The reason this is both funny and important is that it puts a huge roadblock in the way of various left-wing non-profits that might otherwise use the next four years to engage in anti-Trump and anti-conservative political activity. Trump continues to outmaneuver the left.

More importantly, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations would no longer be able to engage in “political speech” which could theoretically affect the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election without running the risk of losing their nonprofit status. The move effectively bars interest groups from creating nonprofits which they could funnel money into for the purposes of opposing Trump’s initiatives. This will likely create chaos for political opponents of Trump such as George Soros, who has sunk significant amounts of money into various nonprofit groups with the intent of opposing Trump’s government.

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Democrats in the Wilderness

This lengthy article in The Politico by Edward-Isaac Dovere should be very instructional to members of the right regarding the position that Democrats find themselves in after the amazing Trump victory in November. The article goes into detail on the weaknesses that now beset the evil, crazy and stupid party and how they have been devastated during the eight years of Barack Obama and his unicorn utopia. But just as revealing is that we see in this article that the Democrats haven’t really learned anything from their defeat. And this should come as no surprise.

The leaders in the party either have the mindset of grifters or they are malignant narcissists and often some combination of the two. Either way, they are unable to see reality as the regular American voter and citizen does. That means that the Democrats will be unable to correctly assess their situation or come up with any realistic strategy for changing it. They cannot and will not admit that they and their policies were rejected by the American people. And so they will continue to push for more of the same big-government top-down bureaucracy that the voters rejected. What they will do is try to change the packaging and the marketing to fool the voters into thinking that they have new ideas. But it will be a sham.

What’s clear from interviews with several dozen top Democratic politicians and operatives at all levels, however, is that there is no comeback strategy—just a collection of half-formed ideas, all of them challenged by reality.

Their top leaders in the House are all over 70. Their top leaders in the Senate are all over 60. Under Obama, Democrats have lost 1,034 seats at the state and federal level—there’s no bench, no bench for a bench, virtually no one able to speak for the party as a whole.

As we have noted before, the Democrats have been devastated over the last 8 years and are in the weakest position since the 1920s’.

“Donald Trump with these appointments is saying squarely to the American people that he lied to them and his promise is worth nothing,” adds [Senator] Warren. “That’s the point to keep making.”

The problem here is, of course, that Trump really does like the country and the regular people in it, unlike the previous administration or Hillary Clinton who promised to put coal miners out of business and on welfare. This is the kind of delusion that passes for critical thinking on the left and is a great part of why they lost.

Every path back to power runs through figuring out how to get voters to believe again that the Democratic Party, founded on and forever about a fairer economy, is aware that millions of Americans feel the economy’s been unfair to them and think Democrats have no real plans to do anything about it.

We know that the Democrats made a very conscious decision to write off the bulk of the white middle class in favor of a voting coalition made up of illegal aliens, poor minorities and various super-wealthy donors in the belief that they no longer needed their old party base of unions and working class voters. So why should anyone now believe that they suddenly care about them again?

Rather than going back into the coal mines, we’ve got to show how hardworking people in Appalachia can contribute to the new economy…

This strategy has not worked and millions of people are struggling by on reduced wages. Coal miners and people from the manufacturing center of the country are not going to suddenly going to start camping out at Starbucks and designing websites. Nor are they going to have much luck building solar panels that no one wants to buy.

Malloy blames 2016 on Democrats overestimating voters’ ability to see that they were being lied to by Trump and other Republicans. He has no intention of making the same mistake in 2018.

And here we come to the heart of the issue. Americans are just too stupid to know what is good for them. Those waskilly Wepublicans are too sneaky for those honest and idealistic Democrats, who just happen to be under FBI investigation for fraud and corruption, but who really, really mean well. And when they run again next time they just have to shout and scream at those stupid Americans even more loudly so that we will get the message and vote the right way for once.

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How Trump Can End Brainwashing on US Campuses

F.H. Buckley and The New York Post bring us this article on the Obama administration’s use of federal money to brainwash students on American college and university campuses in order to make them into good little community organizers. In our previous post, we noted the importance of culture as it relates to politics. The left has long understood this fact. If you want to control the future, you work to change the present.

The right could make some serious changes in this area by killing funding for left-wing brainwashing and replacing it with programs that are pro-capitalist, pro-American and pro-Patriotism. The left survives to a great degree on other people’s money. We should take it back and use those funds to promote our own agenda.

A study by the National Association of Scholars, released on Tuesday, reveals how Obama’s ultra-liberal progressives have begun to turn American higher ed into a vehicle for left-wing activism and propaganda.

“Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics” shows how the Obama DOE has indoctrinated college students through progressive “New Civics” programs that seek to repurpose higher education away from the study of Western institutions, and even away from scholarship in general, in order to make little left-wing community organizers of our students.

The goal of the New Civics movement, concludes the NAS, is to teach students “that a good citizen is a radical activist,” putting “political activism at the center of everything that students do in college, including academic study, extra-curricular pursuits, and off-campus ventures.” Instead of a civics education that studies the foundations of American government, New Civics teaches students “how to organize protests, occupy buildings, and stage demonstrations.”

If you’ve seen how conservative speakers are silenced on campus, deplored the way in which conservative academics are ostracized or bemoaned the way in which much of American higher ed has been turned into an unsafe space by left-wing fascists, it didn’t come out of the blue. It was sponsored by the Obama administration.

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Why is Hollywood Freaking Out So Badly Over Trump?

Here is a post on Reddit by Notjaffo that sums up why the left is so rabidly against the election of Donald J. Trump. As Rush and others have pointed out, it really isn’t so much about one person getting elected or even about a republican or conservative in the usual sense, since Trump is neither of those things. What the left is reacting to here is a sea-change in the paradigm that governs American culture and politics. For decades that framework has been both implicitly and explicitly liberal/leftist. The election of Trump is the result of Americans finally having had enough of all that, and rejecting the entire edifice of liberal Truth-Speak™ that prevents us from acting as normal human beings would otherwise.

Liberalism is a mental disorder disconnected from reality, and we have collectively decided that we will no longer go through the motions of the pantomime puppet theater and pretend that the world is as the left wants us to see it. We have chosen to return to the normal world as it really is, and that is why the left is having a nervous breakdown. Their power rests on all of us acceding to their world view, but what if we decide otherwise?

First, because he’s a Republican who might actually do the things he said he wanted to do. But second, because this is the first cultural victory the right has scored since Reagan stumbled into one in the ’80s.

The left is used to losing political battles. They scream and cry over these but they don’t truly panic, because they know that as long as they maintain their hammerlock on the culture, Republicans can’t really change anything.

Blue Team Progressivism is a church, offering you moral superiority and a path to spiritual enlightenment. As a church it’s got a lot going for it. It runs religious programming on television, all day every day. Every modern primetime program is like a left-wing Andy Griffith show, reinforcing lessons of inclusion, tolerance, feminism, and anti-racism.

Watching a 90-pound Sci-Fi heroine beat up a room full of giant evil men is as satisfying to the left as John Wayne westerns were for the right.

The Blue Church controls the HR department, so even if you don’t go to church, you have to act like a loyal churchgoer in every way that matters while you’re on the clock. And off the clock, on any kind of public social media platform.

Jon Stewart and John Oliver are basically TV preachers. Watching them gives the same sense of quiet superiority your grandma gets from watching The 700 Club. The messages are constantly reinforced, providing that lovely dopamine hit, like an angel’s voice whispering, “You’re right, you’re better, you’re winning.”

Hollywood award shows are like church talent shows – the skits and jokes aren’t really funny, but it’s fun to look at the pretty girls, and you’re all on the same team.

Red Conservativism is a business, selling a set of political products. They don’t make you feel good, they don’t appeal to your morality or your spiritual sense of self, but sometimes you really NEED one of their core products like security, jobs, or national defense. Their appeals to “freedom” and “family values” ring hollow these days, but when people are flying planes into buildings, you need a strong member of Conservatism, Inc. in the big chair.

And when it came down to the things that really mattered – welfare, Medicare, Social Security, and foreign policy, you knew Red Team couldn’t really do anything Blue Team didn’t approve of, or the Blue faithful would kick them out of office next time.

But Donald Trump didn’t sign that contract. And Donald Trump didn’t win by selling the same old conservative products. Donald Trump started his own religion, and he won a religious victory.

The Blue Church is panicking because they’ve just witnessed the birth of a new Red Religion. Not the tired old Christian cliches they defeated back in the ’60s, but a new faith based on cultural identity and outright rejection of the Blue Faith.

For the first time in decades, voters explicitly rejected the Blue Church, defying hours of daily cultural programming, years of indoctrination from the schools, and dozens of explicit warnings from HR.

We’ve been trained since childhood to obey the pretty people on TV, but for the first time in decades, that didn’t work.

Donald Trump won because flyover America wants their culture back, and Blue Team has not been rejected like that before.

The younger ones have grown up in an environment where Blue Faith assumptions cannot even be questioned, except anonymously by the bad kids on Twitter.

But now the bad kids are getting bolder, posting funny memes that make you laugh even though John Oliver would not approve, like passing crude dirty pictures under the table in Sunday School.

Meryl Streep is panicking because for the first time voters have rejected HER, and everything her faith has taught her to believe.

There is a new faith rising on the right, not an explicit religious faith like old-school Christianity, but a wicked kind of counterculture movement. We laughed at the hippies in 1968, but by 1978 they were teaching in classrooms and sitting behind school administrator desks.

Where will the hippies of 2016 be sitting after eight years of Trump? How many of the shitposting Twitter bad boys will start up alternative media outlets, until one of them becomes the new Saturday Night Live?

Sam Hyde tried it on Adult Swim, but that was just the early prototype, like Mad Magazine was for the left. There will be many others after him, and they won’t be stopped by network filters. They’ll come “out of nowhere” on the web, from the secret places that the inquisitors at Google can’t shut down.

And that’s what Meryl Streep is really scared of. She’s not truly aware of it, just like fluttering housewives couldn’t really understand the counterculture threat in 1968. But they feel that something is changing in their safe little world, and they know they have to fight it, because this threat isn’t just passing pointless budget resolutions and selling pointless platitudes about family values – these guys mean business, and they’re fighting on her turf.

UPDATE: Adding one thing in response to comments. Nothing against Christianity, I really wish it still had cultural power. But we can’t keep wishing for it to come back or pretend it’s still 1958 somewhere, not in an age when the Pope is the new spiritual leader of the progressive left. I think Christianity will come back, once the culture shifts, but the initial energy has to come from something else.

UPDATE: I think the country would be a better place if Christians were still the dominant force in our culture, but they lost the war for the hearts and souls of Americans over the past 40 years, and they need to think about why.

My theory? I think the welfare state took over a lot of things that used to keep churches and families together. But that subject is another 1200 words.

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How Thick is Your Bubble?

This article from Thomas Lifson at The American Thinker provides some insight into the question of whether there really is an out of touch and over-educated coastal elite that has little or no contact with the vast majority of Americans who live elsewhere in the country. In this piece, we take a look at social scientist Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve” and “Coming Apart” and his Bubble Quiz. This quiz is designed to identify how thick is the bubble that separates the test taker from the working class Americans in fly-over country.

A fascinating survey has created a data-based measure of the social isolation of the urban elites, the people who run the country who have no contact at all with the lives of most people.  Charles Murray, co-author of the groundbreaking study The Bell Curve, and author of Coming Apart: The State of White America, devised a clever survey to identify the social isolation from the rest of America that characterizes highly educated, affluent elites.  He explains for the American Enterprise Institute, where he is a scholar:

In Coming Apart, a book I published in 2012, I asked my readers to score themselves on a 25-item test titled “How Thick is Your Bubble?” Scores could range from 0 to 100. The lower the score, the thicker one’s elite cultural bubble.

For PBS, he created a similar version of the quiz, taken by over 130,000 people who watch PBS.  It asked 25 questions, such as:

Did you grow up in a family in which the chief breadwinner was not in a managerial position or a high-prestige profession (defined as attorney, physician, dentist, architect, engineer, scientist or college professor)?

Have you ever lived for at least a year in an American community with a population under 50,000 that is not part of a metropolitan area and is not where you went to college?

Have you ever walked on a factory floor?Have you ever held a job that caused something to hurt at the end of the day?

Have you ever held a job that caused something to hurt at the end of the day?

Have you ever had a close friend who was an evangelical Christian?

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The Military Trafficking Food in Venezuela

This article from the AP, which you can find on the Fox News website, details the sad and horrific tale of the continuing collapse of the socialist paradise of Venezuela.

In this episode of failure and corruption, we find that Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro turned over the importation and distribution of food to the Venezuelan military. That was after they nationalized farms and food production facilities and made them a part of the state. When the price of oil collapsed the state could no longer afford to cover up its mismanagement and they turned to food imports to provide the food that the government was unable to produce from the farms and facilities of the once productive private sector.

This is a long and sad tale of theft, bribery, government graft and corruption that is happening in a country that could once feed itself and had food to spare, but which is now on the brink of starvation. When someone tells you all about the wonders of democratic socialism, remind them of the starving people of Venezuela.

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Trumpland and the Clinton Archipelago

Some very clever person at Vivid took the election data in the form of vote totals and turned it into a topographical map of the U.S. that shows those areas that voted greater than 51 percent for Trump and those that voted 51 percent or more for Clinton. The visual result is stunning in that it reveals just how small and isolated the Democrat landscape has become. What was once a great national party is now a fragile archipelago of liberal islands in a sea of conservatism.

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