Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

Quote note (#287)

Scott Alexander treads the lip of the abyss:

The one place where Clinton is higher-variance than Trump is immigration. Clinton does not explicitly support open borders, but given her election on a pro-immigration platform and the massive anti-Trump immigration backlash that seems to be materializing, it’s easy to see her moving in that direction. If you believe that immigrants can import the less-effective institutions of their home countries, lower the intelligence of the national hive mind, or cause ethnic fractionalization that replaces sustainable democratic politics with ethnic coalition-building (unlike the totally-not-ethnic-coalition-based politics of today, apparently?), that could potentially make the world less functional and prevent useful technologies from being deployed.

I consider this one of the strongest pro-Trump arguments …

(Don’t worry — he doesn’t fall in.)

September 29, 2016admin 57 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#90)

Twitter’s ‘improvements’ have made it hard to reproduce tweet-storms, but this one is really worth your time:

September 28, 2016admin 63 Comments »
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Quote note (#279)

Dampier in full-flight:

… the fundamental political rights that Americans have come to expect tend not to be respected by either the political elites in Washington and academia or the reinforcements that they’re importing over the borders by the millions. […] The left realizes this. They think it’s great, because they want to crush the skull of the host culture and suck out its brains. This is a rich country with lots of stuff to steal that isn’t nailed down properly. The rules against stealing impede the program. …

The subsequent analysis is close to incontestable.

August 30, 2016admin 24 Comments »
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Merkel’s Mess

Damon Linker paints the gruesome picture almost perfectly. (Read the whole thing — it’s not long.)

In the course of a few months, Angela Merkel was transmogrified from a moderately talented German politician, into one of the most destructive leaders in world history. If that sounds like an exaggeration, it’s only because her responsibility for dragging the European continent back into a new 1930s still awaits the unfolding of events. Even without complete relapse into a dark age of authoritarian anti-capitalism, the wave of rape, pillage, and terror she has unleashed will now — inevitably — devastate millions of lives, and structurally degrade the quality of life for tens of millions more as they seek to protect themselves in markedly more adverse social circumstances. It will all get extremely ugly. As Linker dryly remarks, “let’s just say it’s unlikely to end well. … And the storm has only just begun to gather.”

What was she thinking? Assuming — as seems fair — that she doesn’t positively want to usher in Hitler 2.0, her catastrophic policy decisions have to be misguided. It’s probably no easier for the readers of this blog than it is for me to cognitively sympathize with the deranged path she has taken. One can only infer that she genuinely believed a vast flood of predominantly young, male, Islamic, tribalistic, and historically-traumatized incomers, with a hallucinatory sense of (unrealizable) cultural and material entitlement, would immediately transmute into fungible production units and contribute to European pensions financing. The Economist pretends to believe the same thing. I’m forced to accept it’s possible to believe it, despite finding the flying spaghetti monster significantly more plausible. If this depth of delusion really has a grip on the minds of Western elites, any outcome other than utter disaster is most probably unobtainable. A cynical lie would be far less dangerous.

In a single stroke, Merkel has converted the Raspail and Houellebecq scenarios into vivid contemporary predicaments. European collapse has been radically accelerated. For that, a certain dark gratitude is due.

August 6, 2016admin 96 Comments »
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Sentences (#63)

Quoted in Jared Taylor’s review of Guillaume Faye’s The Colonization of Europe:

“Allah is great. He brings madness on the enemy.”

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July 2, 2016admin 29 Comments »
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Sentences (#61)

Tyler Cowen on the Brexit message:

if you are thinking that voting “Leave” does not at all limit Pakistani immigration, you are truly missing the point; this vote was the one lever the English were given for sending a message to their politicians.

(The entire post is impressively Ideological-Turing-Test-competent.)

June 27, 2016admin 19 Comments »
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Sentences (#58)

David Harsanyi asks a basic question clearly:

Why is it that so many of the same people who are skeptical about exporting liberalism (count me as one) are perfectly content with the idea of importing illiberalism?

(For future reference, the immediate background.)

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June 13, 2016admin 14 Comments »
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Sentences (#50)

A newsflash from Tyler Cowen:

European countries that refuse to share the burden of high immigration will face a financial charge of about €250,000 per refugee, according to Brussels’ plans to overhaul the bloc’s asylum rules. (XS emphasis, link is behind a paywall.)

There’s a narrative-collapse aspect to this proposal, isn’t there?

(Thanks to Nydwracu for the tip-off.)

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May 4, 2016admin 23 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#104)

(Open thread + links)

Time horizons. Accountability (and a modest suggestion). Principles. Heartiste on the JQ (Jim comments), also highly relevant (plus response), then, for the full triad. Against direct democracy. The last straw. Finding RF too deranged to specifically link right now, but there’s lots going on there. The weekly round, in the Cathedral.

“If there’s a global emotional illness related to economic decline, my suspicion would be that it’s a form of collapse-impatience.” Heidegger’s revolutionary children (note). “… freedom, to be more powerful than terror, must be successfully protected.” American identity, also. Ideological sorting. Net-centric warfare. WN rising.

Lessons from Malaysia. Examining Egypt, and Yemen. Oh, Canada. Good and bad passports. France is stuck. A Eurabian horror story. “After nearly 60 years of European integration, we are entering the age of disintegration.” Raspail’s prophecy, and more (1, 2, 3). The Swedish diaspora. Over-stretched liberals (video).

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Analysis. The Dugin endorsement, and more (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), including black ministers from Virginia (video), and hmmm. The brown scare gets old. The lectures aren’t working (1, 2, 3). Neoconservatives head home. McArdle corner(ed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), and other reservations. Barn-burners will be disappointed. Cascades and games (did he swerve?). Democracy did it. (“Democracy, not even once.”) Trump’s twitter operation. “There is no hope for the future of capitalist prosperity and a free society at home and world peace abroad unless the Republican Party is destroyed.” GOP suicide watch (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Did they get baby Trump yet?

The Zuck cops, plus. Sticking with Twitter.

Feminist glaciology.

Blockchained culture markets (plus). A scalable implementation of Schor’s Algorithm.

Time and black holes. Surreal trajectories. Viral anti-virus. Sexual function. Old lizards. Deep ancestry. Chimp religion? Your brain on VR. More Right science links. Viscous populations. Nootropics. Physics of space battles.

Prestige economies (and note). Computational theology. Disreputable math. An awkward Koran.

March 6, 2016admin 16 Comments »
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Quote note (#222)

The ironical road from feminism to Islam:

Some commentators like to point out that many of the most passionate and bravest defenders of the West are women, citing Italian writer Oriana Fallaci and others as examples. But women like Ms. Fallaci, brave as they might be, are not representative of all Western women. If you look closely, you will notice that, on average, Western women are actually more supportive of Multiculturalism and massive immigration than are Western men. […] … surprise, you didn’t enter a feminist Nirvana, but paved the way for an unfolding Islamic hell.

Give feminist ideology a voice in security policy, and the gates are thrown open. The evo-psych behind this is dark, but compelling.

It’s past time to move it from the ‘provocative speculations’ to the ‘hard cold facts’ folder.

February 22, 2016admin 10 Comments »
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