Crock of Shock: Liberal Responses to Vibrant Depravity

Tobias Langdon

Life has been disturbing for liberals lately. An American journalist is beheaded by a jihadi with a “British accent.” “Shocking,” says the Independent. At least 1400 White girls are subject to years of rape by men “of Pakistani heritage” in the Yorkshire town of Rotherham. “Shocking,” says the anti-racist campaigner Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

A few vibrant rapists from Rotherham

A few vibrant rapists from Rotherham

Yes, it’s another of those occasions when I wonder whether English is really my mother-tongue. I thought “shocking” news had to contain some element of surprise and unpredictability. But that doesn’t seem to apply here. Britain has been enriched by mass immigration from violent and misogynistic Third World nations. Is it surprising when an enricher with a British accent cuts someone’s head off? Is it surprising when other enrichers commit gang-rape?

Not to me. I think it’s utterly predictable. Recall that smarmy liberal phrase: “of Pakistani heritage.” This is part of the heritage:

In the first phase of the war, young men and Hindus, Awami League members, intellectuals, students and academics were targeted for murder. In the second phase of the war, women were singled out. It is thought that at least 200,000 women were raped by the Pakistani forces and their collaborators – 25,000 victims found themselves pregnant, so that is not implausible. There are eyewitness accounts of “rape camps” set up by the Pakistani forces. The numbers, and the names of rape victims, remain disputed. Sheikh Mujib, the first leader of Bangladesh, ordered the destruction of lists so that the shame would not follow the victims all their lives. … It is impossible to know the real death toll. The historian R.J. Rummel, who has looked as deeply into it as anyone, concludes that the “final estimate of Pakistan’s democide to be 300,000 to 3,000,000, or a prudent 1,500,000.” (The war Bangladesh can never forget, The Independent, 19th February 2013)

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Natural Selection against Europeans

At his blog West Hunter, Greg Cochran writes 

Natural selection is not an odd, unusual, poorly understood phenomenon like ball lighting. It is not something that last occurred 50 million years ago, like a kimberlite pipe eruption. And, of course, it applies to human behavioral traits, which are significantly heritable. Unless you think that the optimum mental phenotype (considering costs and payoffs) was the same in tropical hunter-gatherers, arctic hunter-gatherers, neolithic peasants, and medieval moneylenders (which would strongly suggest that you are an idiot), natural selection must have generated significant differences between populations. Differences whose consequences we see every day, and that have been copiously documented by psychometricians.

This notion that ongoing natural selection is not the default – that it only happens on national holidays or whatever – is fairly common among biologists. Obviously untrue, because you can’t even have things stay the same without ongoing selection – otherwise mutations and drift would gradually ruin everything. Only selection lets horseshoe crabs outlast mountain ranges.

Sure, some of this is because the topic of human psychological differences makes biologists upset, or threatens to impose unemployment and/or celibacy – but it also shows up in topics that don’t seem to have much emotional or political charge.

He’s right, of course. Natural selection is ongoing. But a foundational dogma of evolutionary psychology was that natural selection stopped in the Pleistocene somewhere, resulting in the set of adaptations possessed by all humans, the only differences being between genders. This view allowed them to safely ignore group differences in traits because for all practical (and scientific) purposes humans are identical — a view that is tailor made to fit into the left/multicultural academic milieu. Read more »

Roger Scruton on Rotherham: Taking Revenge on Traditional Britain

Roger Scruton has penned a characteristically brilliant article on the Rotherham madness (“British Police Ignored 1,400 Cases Of Pakistani Muslim Gangs Raping And Abusing Children In Rotherham“). He traces the hyper-political correctness apparent in Rotherham to the Stephen Lawrence case which was a watershed event resulting in the complete victory of the anti-White left in the UK (see Tobias Langdon’s article on the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry).

Fifteen years ago, when these crimes [in Rotherham] were just beginning, the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry into the conduct of the British police was made by Sir William Macpherson a High Court judge. The immediate occasion had been a murder in which the victim was black, the perpetrators white, and the behaviour of the investigating police lax and possibly prejudiced. The report accused the police – not just those involved in the case, but the entire police force of the country – of ‘institutionalised racism’. This piece of sociological newspeak was, at the time, very popular with leftist sociologists. For it made an accusation which could not be refuted by anyone who had the misfortune to be accused of it. …

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Nacimiento y muerte de la Unión Europea: La breve historia de un gran fracaso (translation of “The Rise and Demise of the EU: A Short History of A Big Failure” by Tom Sunic)

Nacimiento y muerte de la Unión Europea: La breve historia de un gran fracaso (Spanish translation ofThe Rise and Demise of the EU: A Short History of  a Big Failure by Tom Sunic)

Los padres fundadores de la Unión Europea (UE) cometieron diversos errores costosos:

-          Se creyó que la economía, y no política, era la mejor herramienta para llevar a cabo la unificación de Europa;

-          Los planes acerca de los límites de la expansión de la UE no estaban claros;

-          Los flujos inesperados y crecientes de inmigración no europea como resultado de la ley de hierro del capitalismo, combinados con el sentimiento de culpa cristiano inspiró el ecumenismo “ama al vecino de color”.

Las primeras señales de la decadencia no tardaron mucho en llegar. El Tratado de Amsterdam de 1997, el Tratado de Niza de 2001 y panisel Tratado de Lisboa de 2007 fueron intentos de lavar la cara y rectificar errores contenidos en el mito fundacional del Tratado de Maastricht de 1992.

Bastante relevante es el hecho de que el predecesor de la UE, la Comunidad Económica Europea, siguiendo el Tratado de Roma de 1957, adoptase el nombre de “Económica” y no el de “Comunidad Política”. La creencia subyacente, inherente al liberalismo, era que solo a través del  beneficio económico – solo a través de la eliminación de barreras comerciales y fronteras estatales, y con la libre movilidad de personas, bienes y capital – el antiguo odio entre los europeos desaparecería. El resultado de semejante delirio se hace visible cada día.

La UE no ha mostrado un pensamiento muy democrático hacia sus estados miembros. En 1992 Dinamarca voto en un referéndum contra el Tratado de Maastricht; en 2001 Irlanda voto contra el Tratado de Niza e Irlanda votó de nuevo en contra del  Tratado de Lisboa. El resultado popular de estos referéndums nacionales fue menospreciado por los líderes de la UE con las palabras: “vuelve a intentarlo más adelante.” Respecto al principal motor de la UE, Alemania, todo referéndum en cualquier aspecto está prohibido por ley, debido al estatus legal de Alemania tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Por decirlo de forma clara y políticamente no muy correcta, Alemania es un país ocupado con 50.000 tropas americanas asentadas en su suelo. Read more »