Opioids and the Crisis of the White Working Class

A sense of betrayal seems to lie just behind today’s political discourse—a feeling of being left behind, a suspicion that those at the top, in media, corporations, politics, academia, and finance, have motives and goals at odds with those of the broader population. Put simply, Americans of all backgrounds fear and loathe a hostile elite. Political memes like “the Deep State,” “the 1%,” “Drain the Swamp,” “the Davos Set,” and “Masters of the Universe” each capture this feeling of alienation, suspicion, and helplessness.

Historically speaking, class rivalry is hardly unusual. But a political situation in which a ruling elite is actively hostile towards the population it governs is quite rare, but not without precedent.

With conservatives, the immigration question brings these feelings of betrayal to the surface, perhaps in their most pronounced form. The popularity of the chant “Build The Wall!” reveals this. “The Wall” is tacitly understood, by those who resonate with it, as a means of re-gaining control over their communities and country. In turn, both liberals and those who could properly described as political and social elites view “The Wall” as far more than a barrier to illegal entry: it is an attack on their values, if not a direct attack on them.

More than any other issue, the immigration question represents a yawning gap between elite and popular opinion, between the Republican establishment and its White voting base. If U.S. immigration policy since 1965—beginning with the Hart-Celler Act of that year—had ever been presented honestly, as leading directly to minority status for Whites by the mid-21st century, and if White people could vote on this basis while they were still some 85-90 percent of the country, it might never have passed. In a very real sense, this policy is illegitimate and we should view its effect in changing the demographic balance of the country as illegitimate. As I have argued based on the historical evidence, U.S. immigration policy stemming from the 1965 sea change is the result of the activism of an ascendant Jewish elite that now holds a dominant position in our culture—dominant in the sense that they are able to severely punish those who dissent from this project of racial replacement by, for example, slanting media coverage and threatening loss of job, and it is able to significantly reward those who go along with it—everyone who has any aspirations to public life understands what can and cannot be said, and great careers await those who go along with the system.[1] This change in the demographic balance of the country was accomplished by promulgating a new “science” of race, stemming ultimately from Franz Boas and his protégés and entrenched in the top academic institutions, by founding and funding lobbying groups and positive media coverage.

The second component of this onslaught is that so many Whites are enthusiastically engaged in this project. They understand the reward-punishment choices and go along with them. Furthermore, many Whites are genuinely motivated by feelings of guilt and a desire to be virtuous—a virtue defined by incessant propaganda emanating from elite universities and media and facilitated by a science of race and by invidious, politically and ethnically motivated historical accounts of the history of White America. Others are motivated by misguided, suicidal dedication to “principles”—especially the individualist inheritance of Constitutional government, individual liberty, etc.

The theme here is the same—betrayal by a hostile elite and complicity of many of our own people targeting a vulnerable population which they hold in contempt.

Recently, the phenomenon of “The White Death” has entered the public consciousness and received comment by mainstream and elite sources.[2] In a nutshell, working class Whites are dying at an increasing rate, whereas most studies show the mortality rates of non-Whites decreasing. For working-class Whites, almost every indicator of social dysfunction and depression are increasing: they are committing suicide; they are using drugs more often and with damaging results; they failing to establish families; they are sleeping more, watching television and streaming services, etc.

The opioid crisis is an intense expression of this broader phenomenon. The past two decades have witnessed a major increase in the use of prescription opioids as a means of pain management. Abuse has become rampant and a black-market economy has arisen. The most common of these drugs is oxycodone (marketed under the names OxyContin and Percocet); the synthesized drug fentanyl, which resembles heroin and morphine in its potency,

As the New York Times reports,

The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Overdoses, fueled by opioids, are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old — killing roughly 64,000 people last year, more than guns or car accidents, and doing so at a pace faster than the H.I.V. epidemic did at its peak.[3]

Fatalities resemble those of a World War. Some 250,000 people, mainly Whites, have died as a result of the abuse. The journal STAT has estimated that some 500,000 might die as a result over the next decade.[4]

This story of the opioid epidemic cannot be properly told without an understanding of the dynamic between the working class and the American and global elite. This dynamic is similar in many ways to the framework of my book The Culture of Critique, except that, rather than positions at prestigious universities, contracts with top-notch publishers, and media influence, it’s mainly about the financial benefits to the Sackler family resulting in the deaths of around 250000 mainly White people—and still increasing year over year. As in The Culture of Critique, this was a top-down movement based ultimately on fake science created at the highest levels of the academic medical establishment, motivated by payoffs to a whole host of people ranging from the highest levels of the academic-medical establishment down to sales reps and general practitioner physicians.

A lot of the discussion centers around research by economists Anne Case and her husband, Nobel-winning Angus Deaton claiming that the increase in mortality comes from “deaths of despair [that] come from a long-standing process of cumulative disadvantage for those with less than a college degree. The story is rooted in the labor market, but involves many aspects of life, including health in childhood, marriage, child rearing, and religion.”[5]

My basic theory here is that it’s not really about despair. I argue there are two things at work here: one is the decline in our culture generally brought about by the 1960s’ counter-cultural revolution affecting health in childhood, marriage, child rearing, and religion. But added to that is a very specific situation involving opioid drugs that in turn is linked to academic researchers willing to falsify data for financial gain, a corrupt pharmaceutical industry, especially Purdue Pharma owned by the Sackler family, and lax government regulation of drugs because of manipulation by the pharmaceutical industry.

The General Cultural Decline in the West since the 1960s

First the general decline in our culture. One of the themes of The Culture of Critique is that in general people on the lower end of the bell curve have been disproportionately affected by the cultural changes that have come to the fore since the 1960s. This was especially a theme of the chapter on psychoanalysis that focused on the effects of the sexual revolution. In general people on the lower end of the bell curve benefit more from strong social supports — in particular, support for marriage and against out-of-wedlock births. In my previous life teaching developmental psychology, the chapter on the family had charts showing that beginning in the 1960s there have been dramatic increases in out-of-wedlock births and divorce, resulting in many more children being raised without fathers. This opened up new fields in child psychology as psychologists investigated the effects on children of these cultural shifts. The results are clear: divorce, single parenting, and births out of wedlock are strong risk factors in a wide range of child problems, including delinquency, criminality, poor performance in school, poor physical and emotional health and early mortality—exactly the outcomes emphasized by Case and Deaton.

A theme of The Culture of Critique is that Jews were fundamental to the success of the countercultural revolution of the 1960s, whether it was as leaders of campus radicals or promoting the sexual revolution. Chapter 4 is dedicated to the assault on traditional Western sexual culture by psychoanalysis and related movements, and I emphasize that this revolution had a disparate impact on different IQ groups. Jews suffer to a lesser extent than non-Jews from the erosion of cultural supports for high-investment parenting and the decline in religious belief. Because Jews are a relatively high-IQ group, they have been relatively immune from these negative effects.

A major theme of The Bell Curve is that divorce and other measures of family dysfunction are more common at the lower end of the IQ distribution. The only reason I use IQ is that it is studied much more and can be very precisely measured, but you could get the same findings by using impulse control. People at the lower end of the IQ distribution also have more difficulty controlling their impulses, they are more prone to instant gratification rather than long-term planning and would be expected to be more prone to drug addiction.[6] As a result, they suffer more from the erosion of cultural supports for high-investment parenting—delaying sexual intercourse, not getting pregnant before marriage, etc. When I was going to high school no one was having sex in my school—a Catholic school where the traditional supports were strongly in place. But we have to understand that since the 1960s there has been a very successful attack on this culture.

There’s no question that traditional religious belief was a major part of those cultural supports. Quoting from Chapter 4 of The Culture of Critique:

As [Norman] Podhoretz (1995, 30) notes, “it is in fact the case that Jewish intellectuals, Jewish organizations like the American Jewish Congress, and Jewish-dominated organizations such as the ACLU… have ridiculed Christian religious beliefs, attempted to undermine the public strength of Christianity, and have led the fight for unrestricted pornography.” The fact is that psychoanalysis as a Jewish-dominated intellectual movement is a central component of this war on [non-Jewish] cultural supports for high-investment parenting. …

Although other factors are undoubtedly involved, it is remarkable that the increasing trend toward low-investment parenting in the United States largely coincides with the triumph of the psychoanalytic and radical critiques of American culture represented by the political and cultural success of the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s.

We should never forget that this war was inaugurated by Sigmund Freud, a fake scientist who hated the people and culture of the West and imagined himself as Hannibal conquering Rome. And of course, people like Freud have come a long way in accomplishing just that. This was not a revolution motivated by love of humanity but by hatred toward the people and the culture of the West.

These trends have occurred in all races but they affect Blacks more than Whites because on average Blacks are lower on impulse control and around one standard deviation lower than Whites on IQ. Blacks have always had higher percentages of out-of-wedlock births, but the gap widened to the point that now ~72% of Black births are out-of-wedlock compared to ~36% for Whites, with Asians having even lower rates (~17%).[7] This fits with Phil Rushton’s ranking of evolved race differences.. Sexual behaviors are heritable (genetically influenced): a study showed that before the sexual revolution, age of first intercourse was not influenced genetically because there were strong social norms against pre-marital sex; if there is no variation, then there can be no genetically influenced variation by definition, and as a result age of first sexual intercourse was not heritable.[8] So in my high school, since no one was having sex, age of first intercourse was not heritable. But after the sexual revolution it became heritable: people prone to a slow life history pattern and high control of impulses were more able to delay onset of sexual behavior, avoid childbirth outside of marriage, and stay married. As would be expected given Rushton’s theory, the sexual/cultural revolution has been disastrous most of all for Blacks. In 1965, 24 percent of Black infants and 3.1 percent of White infants were born to single mothers compared to ~72% and ~36% now.[9]

From “Was Moynihan Right?

But here we are going to concentrate on Whites. In his book Coming Apart Charles Murray notes that for Whites beginning in the 1960s, there has been an increase in crime, lower levels of religiosity, work ethic, and marriage. For the upper-middle class, marriage went from 94% to 84% between 1960 and 2010, but for the White working class it went from 82% to 48%. For the White working class, never-married went from 10% to 25%; and there has been dramatically lower work force participation. Murray attributes this to a loss of “virtue” but he doesn’t discuss the forces and motivation behind this massive cultural shift.

From “Was Moynihan Right?

It’s common among critics of Murray to claim that these shifts are all about economics rather than the broader culture. From this perspective, in the America of 1963, a high school graduate might expect to find a job which would allow him to marry and permit his wife the leisure to stay home and raise children. He could buy a freestanding house and a car, and still afford to take the family on a two week vacation every summer. The wife would have been reared with a view to preparing her for the duties of marriage and motherhood; she may even have taken ‘Home Ec’ in high school.

The problem with this is that all the trends affecting marriage and the family started in the 1960s when the White working class was doing well, reaching its “heyday” (Case & Deaton) in the early 1970s and stagnating thereafter. The steep upward trend in social/family dysfunction begins in the 1960s and continues to climb until around 1990 when it temporarily falls back before reaching new highs. By 1970, when the White working class was at its economic peak, out of wedlock births had already increased 3-fold from 1960 levels.

There’s no question that the period from 1948 to the early 1970s was the golden period for the working class (non-supervisory production workers)—strong unions and no outsourcing. But since 1973, the income for this group has actually increased ~9% (Figure 3 of a Pew study[10])—much less than for college-educated, but this is stagnation. It is certainly not a disaster. By itself, it shouldn’t cause increases in mortality given medical advances in the area of heart disease and cancer.

The Opioid Crisis is at the Root of Increased White Mortality

Case and Deaton point out that any economic explanation must explain why stagnant incomes cause early mortality in Whites but not in Blacks or in Europe, and they have a chart showing that “even if we go back to the late 1960s, the ethnic and racial patterns of median family incomes are similar for whites, blacks, and Hispanics, and so can provide no basis for their sharply different mortality outcomes after 1998.” This also rules out widening income inequality (“your income is going up faster than mine”), and it also precludes loss of virtue aided by generous welfare and disability programs because Europeans also have strong programs in these areas.

(However, I should note that recently University of Colorado researchers claim that they will soon be publishing an article showing similar increases in Blacks and Hispanics since 1998,[11] but this still wouldn’t explain why these effects are not seen in Europe in several studies).

In general, according to Case and Deaton, the increased mortality among the White working class begins in the 1990s. The first cohort to really show increased mortality was the one born in 1950—they were 40 years old in 1990 and thus the first generation to experience the counter-cultural revolution as teenagers. For every cohort after that, the increased mortality from drug poisoning, liver disease, alcohol, and suicide starts at an earlier age and is steeper—it gets to higher levels faster. These trends are higher among men than women and vary by education, with Whites with high school or less showing by far the worst effects.

A 2016 article in the New York Times elaborates on the findings of Case & Deaton based on their examination of 60 million death certificates from 1990–2014, but pins the blame squarely on opioids, not on alcohol or suicide.“[12] “While the death rate among young whites rose for every age group over the five years before 2014, it rose faster by any measure for the less educated, by 23 percent for those without a high school education, compared with only 4 percent for those with a college degree or more.” They also found White mortality much higher than for Black mortality and argued that doctors do not prescribe opiates to Blacks because of fear they may sell them or become addicted, although the previously mentioned study by University of Colorado researchers suggests mortality for Blacks and Hispanics from opioid poisoning is also rising. The Colorado study also agreed with the New York Times study in not finding increases in deaths due to alcoholism and pinned the phenomenon squarely on the opioid epidemic. They note that mortality rates “took off around the time when prescription opioids became readily available, and it has kept rising steadily ever since.”

Given that the trend in mortality may not occur among Blacks and Hispanics and doesn’t occur in Europeans, we can’t suppose that the cultural shifts inaugurated by psychoanalysis are to solely blame. The general decline in the culture is separate from increases in mortality — just because your family relationships are dysfunctional doesn’t mean you are going to die young. However, I suspect that these two factors interact in the sense that if the cultural supports that existed up until the 1950s had remained in place, the White working class would not have succumbed to the opioid epidemic. Again, I stress that people with faster life history profile are less able to control their impulses and thus more prone to maladaptive behavior in a culturally permissive environment awash in drugs and where religious and other cultural constraints on sexuality have been removed. Putting these two things together— the cultural shifts brought about by the triumph of the counter-cultural revolution and the glut of opioid drugs — was a disaster for the White working class. In this regard it’s interesting that the first generation to show increased mortality was the one that became teenagers in the 1960s.

As I have noted, the problems disproportionately affecting the White working class stem from the changes wrought by the 1960s counter-cultural revolution. But the specific problem of increased mortality has to do mainly with opioids, likely in a context where working class Whites are less attached to their jobs—do not find their jobs rewarding, where they have available to them generous disability programs, where they are less likely to gain financially from experience on the job (unlike jobs where promotions are possible), and are more likely to experience pain as a result of their jobs than college-educated Whites. However, the example of European Whites shows that, even with very generous disability payments and the same profile for working class jobs as less rewarding, less likely to benefit from experience, and more likely to result in pain, there has been no upsurge in mortality.

My proposal is that the problem for the White working class is a greedy pharmaceutical industry that has manipulated government regulating agencies and mainstream opinion in the medical profession. A fundamental problem in dealing with this now is the cat is out of the bag. These trends toward increased mortality over 1999 levels will continue no matter what the government does about OxyContin. Increased regulation simply forces addicts into heroin and other illegal drugs. The latest data show that deaths from drug overdoses continue to increase, now around 65,000 per year, despite increased government regulation.

The Sackler Family Is Fundamentally Responsible for the Opioid Crisis.

This all started with Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family. This is an amazing and very depressing story.

Originally, OxyContin-type drugs were used only for severe pain — as continues to be the case in Europe, so their use was quite limited. Purdue’s program was to get OxyContin prescribed for even minor pain. Part of that was to claim that OxyContin was less addictive because it was timed-release, but simply breaking the pill up before swallowing negated the timed-release and they were well aware of that. Their promotional materials emphasized their humanitarian motives—what could be more high-minded than relieving pain without fear of addiction.

Purdue essentially created a very large community of people who benefited financially from prescribing opioids. They set up and funded organizations that lobbied for more aggressive treatment of pain by treatment with opioids. Millions were funneled into organizations like the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Purdue’s own advocacy group, Partners Against Pain, as well as to medical professionals willing to provide data supporting the movement. Purdue hired an army of sales reps to promote opioids to all medical personnel, from doctors to physician assistants. A consistent part of the pitch was to minimize addiction rates. Purdue claimed addiction rates were less than 1% by cherry picking studies that did not examine the effects of long-term use.[13] Other studies often showed much higher rates, as high as 50%. This misrepresentation was at the root of the $600M judgement against Purdue obtained by the US government.

The original study claiming very low rates of addiction was in 1986 by R. K. Portenoy based on 38 patients.[14]

Portenoy, of Metropolitan Jewish Health System in New York City, gained renown in the 1980s and 1990s for advocating consideration of opioid painkillers for patients with chronic pain of all kinds, at a time when such use was discouraged. In the 2012 WSJ interview, he conceded that research had not backed up the effectiveness of opioids for these types of pain and that the risks of addiction and other adverse effects were greater than he previously had indicated.

Portenoy also maintains financial relationships with opioid drugmaker Purdue Pharma, as well as other scores of other pharmaceutical companies, many of which have pain offerings: Afferent, Cephalon, CNSBio, Covidien, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Mallinckrodt, Grupo Ferrer, King Pharmaceuticals, NicOx, Prostraken, Shire, Solvay, Wyeth, Xenon, Archimedes, Baxter, Calloway, Flamek, Fralex, GW Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer.[15]

Once Purdue showed how much money could be made, other pharmaceutical companies jumped into the market. When confronted with data showing that addiction rates were much higher, Portenoy recanted his strong claims but still maintained that opioids were a great treatment for non-cancer pain. And in any case, the damage was already done.

Propublica to their credit has taken a major role in showing how doctors and various organizations benefit from the pharmaceutical industry. It’s a pervasive problem in all areas of medicine,[16] but quite often it’s because they promote drugs that don’t really work compared to placebos. They are not killing tens of thousands of people. Nevertheless, the lesson is to stay away from prescribed drugs as much as possible and do thorough investigations before taking anything. This is an incredibly corrupt industry from top to bottom and it goes way beyond being a specifically Jewish problem. However, the opioid epidemic is in large part a Jewish story.

When it comes to pain management, Propublica emphasizes the roles of two Jewish physicians, Scott Fishman and Perry Fine, prominently associated with the American Pain Foundation which got 88% of its budget from Purdue and other pharmaceutical companies. Fine has been funded by at least a dozen drug companies and Fishman has had relationships with at least eight companies, including Purdue, for which he was a consultant, paid speaker and recipient of research support.[17] They claim that all this financial remuneration did not affect their opinions. And if you believe that, you are an idiot.

The FDA also played an important role, for example, not reviewing Purdue’s promotional literature which included a video that claimed addiction was “very rare”; this was eventually removed, but the damage was done. And of course, even if addiction rates were low when patients used the drug as their doctors intended, many quickly learned to break the tablets up and snort it or inject it. Again, becoming addicted is more likely to occur in people who have less impulse control—those in the lower part of the bell curve.

Purdue left no stone unturned. Hospital accreditation groups also played a role. Hospitals were required by the feds to administer questionnaires to patients recording their pain experience on a 10-point scale, and were threatened with loss of accreditation if they were found to be allowing too much pain.

In 2006, it … became mandatory to poll discharged patients about whether their pain had been adequately assessed and treated during their stay. The change was put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acting on recommendations of the Joint Commission, the national nonprofit health care quality organization that accredits hospitals [which was funded by Purdue[18]]. The results of these surveys are posted online and they contribute substantially to how the Joint Commission ranks hospitals. The results of these surveys can affect whether or not a hospital is eligible for Medicaid reimbursements, so scoring poorly can affect a hospital’s bottom line. In 2012, the Affordable Care Act made this connection even more direct when it gave Medicare the ability to withhold a portion of hospital reimbursement if patient satisfaction scores were low.

Unsurprisingly, under this regime, the number of opioid prescriptions increased dramatically. Worried that their survey scores would be low for not treating pain aggressively enough (and under pressure to address this), doctors began liberally prescribing opioids.(Jeremy Samuel Faust, ‘The Untold Story of America’s Opioid Addiction)[19]

Esquire’s Christopher Glazek writes:

Flush with cash, Purdue pioneered a high-cost promotion strategy, effectively providing kickbacks—which were legal under American law—to each part of the distribution chain. Wholesalers got rebates in exchange for keeping OxyContin off prior authorization lists. Pharmacists got refunds on their initial orders. Patients got coupons for thirty-day starter supplies. Academics got grants. Medical journals got millions in advertising. Senators and members of Congress on key committees got donations from Purdue and from members of the Sackler family.

They flew doctors to “seminars’ in fancy vacation destinations. Doctors who didn’t get on board were offered speaking fees to endorse OxyContin.

The feds finally sued Purdue in 2007, with Purdue pleading guilty to felony charges, admitting that it had lied to doctors about OxyContin’s abuse potential. Under the agreement, the company paid $600 million in fines and its three top executives at the time pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges—after thousands of deaths as a result of their actions. The executives paid $34.5 million out of their own pockets and performed four hundred hours of community service. It was one of the harshest penalties ever imposed on a pharmaceutical company but how can one take it seriously when the people responsible got away with pleading guilty to misdemeanors at a time when by 2001 Purdue was selling $1 billion of OxyContin yearly. In total, Purdue Pharma has made $35 billion, and the Sackler family walked away with around $13 billion.[20]

Misdemeanor pleas for being responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people while walking away with billions.

Perhaps the height of cynicism was in 2010, when Purdue reformulated the drug to be less easy to snort—very near the end of its patent on the original version. So it got more years of patent protection.

So the Sackler family is in the clear and is now posing as great humanitarian philanthropists. It’s well known that opioid addiction in mothers has a devastating effect on newborn babies:

Opioid withdrawal, which causes aches, vomiting, and restless anxiety, is a gruesome process to experience as an adult. It’s considerably worse for the twenty thousand or so American babies who emerge each year from opioid-soaked wombs. These infants, suddenly cut off from their supply, cry uncontrollably. Their skin is mottled. They cannot fall asleep. Their bodies are shaken by tremors and, in the worst cases, seizures. Bottles of milk leave them distraught, because they cannot maneuver their lips with enough precision to create suction. Treatment comes in the form of drops of morphine pushed from a syringe into the babies’ mouths. Weaning sometimes takes a week but can last as long as twelve. It’s a heartrending, expensive process, typically carried out in the neonatal ICU, where newborns have limited access to their mothers.[21]

Because of this sort of thing, the Sackler family has been especially motivated to make people think they care about children: “Several have made children a focus of their business and philanthropic endeavors. One Sackler heir helped start an iPhone app called RedRover, which generates ideas for child-friendly activities for urban parents; another runs a child-development center near Central Park; another is a donor to charter-school causes, as well as an investor in an education start-up called AltSchool.

And because they are such wonderful people they have donated to high-profile institutions, always with their name on it. So we have the Sackler Galleries at the Royal Academy Of Arts in London; the Sackler Wing of Oriental Antiquities at the Louvre; The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian, Washington, and the Sackler gallery in Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences at Yale, and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts. There is effusive praise from the beneficiaries. Tufts spokesperson said “It would be impossible to calculate how many lives you have saved, how many scientific fields you have redefined, and how many new physicians, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers are doing important work as a result of your entrepreneurial spirit. You are a world changer.”

So Sackler is being praised for saving lives at a time when the opioid epidemic they started has claimed the lives of over 250,000 mainly White people.

One wonders if the Sacklers would have attempted to engage in such a campaign in Israel. Instead, they established the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, a medical school which is part of Tel Aviv University.


The opioid phenomenon reflects aspects of Jewish activism in general. These are top-down movements that are well-funded,  they have access to the most prestigious institutions of the society, and, because of this prestige, they are able to propagate fake science. In the case of the Jewish drive to enact the 1965 immigration law, pro-immigration committees were funded, fraudulent academic studies were created on the benefits of immigration, prominent people were recruited (like JFK, recruited to put his name on a book titled A Nation of Immigrants written by Myer Feldman and published by the ADL), positive articles about immigration appeared in the media, lobbyists and politicians were paid. The main fake scientists discussed in The Culture of Critique were the Boasians with their fake race science (utilized in the debates over the immigration law of 1965), psychoanalysis with its fake sex science, and the Frankfurt School with its fake theory that ethnocentric Whites have a psychiatric disorder resulting from poor parenting. Like the fake scientists who participated in promoting the opioid epidemic, these activists had access to prestigious academic institutions and, in the case of the Frankfurt School and other activist academic research in the 1950s and 1960s, their research was funded by the organized Jewish community, such as the American Jewish Committee, and promoted by Jewish academics.

Or consider the neoconservative infrastructure, with think tanks funded, prominent spokesmen at prestigious universities, and a very large media presence. Neocons can bet that if they are forced out of a job in the Departments of State or Defense that they will have many options to fall back on. Despite promoting disastrous policies, such as the war in Iraq, and despite their obvious ethnic loyalties to Israel, they are still a very powerful component of the U.S. foreign policy establishment.

Jews are an incredibly successful and influential group. We can’t win unless we understand that.

[1]         Kevin MacDonald, “Jewish Involvement in Shaping American Immigration Policy, 1881–1965: A Historical Review,” March 1998, accessed December 5, 2017, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226113583JewishInvolvementinShapingAmericanImmigrationPolicy1881-1965AHistoricalReview.

[2]         See, for example, Victor Tan Chen, “All Hollowed Out: The Lonely Poverty of America’s White Working Class, The Atlantic, January 16, 2016, accessed December 5, 2017, https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/01/white-working-class-poverty/424341/.

[3]         Maya Salam, “The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making,” the New York Times, October 26, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/us/opioid-crisis-public-health-emergency.html?_r=0.

[4]         Max Blau, “Opioids Could Kill Nearly 500,000 Americans in the Next Decade,” STAT, June 27, 2017, accessed December 5, 2017, https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/27/opioid-deaths-forecast/.

[5] Anne Case & Angus Deaton, ‘Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century,’ https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/6_casedeaton.pdf

[6] ‘The psychometric assessment of human life history strategy: A meta-analytic construct validation,’ accessed December 5, 2017: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262972058_The_psychometric_assessment_of_human_life_history_strategy_A_meta-analytic_construct_validation

[7] Roger Clegg, ‘Latest Statistics on Out-of-Wedlock Births,’ National Review, Oct 11 2013, http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/360990 accessed December 5, 2017.

[8] M.P. Dunne, ‘Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Variance in Age at First Sexual Intercourse,’ http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9280.1997.tb00414.x, accessed December 5, 2017.

[9] G.A. Akerlof, ‘An Analysis of Out-Of-Wedlock Births in the United States,’ August 1996, https://www.brookings.edu/research/an-analysis-of-out-of-wedlock-births-in-the-united-states/, accessed December 5, 2017.

[10] Lawrence Michel, Elise Gould & Joel Bivens, ‘Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts,’ Economic Policy Institute, January 6, 2015, www.epi.org/publication/charting-wage-stagnation/, accessed December 5, 2017.

[11] ‘Opioids and obesity, not ‘despair deaths,’ raising mortality rates for white Americans,’ Science Daily, July 20, 2017, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720142334.htm, accessed December 5, 2017.

[12] Gina Kolata & Sarah Cohen, ‘Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites,’ New York Times, January 16, 2016, https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/science/drug-overdoses-propel-rise-in-mortality-rates-of-young-whites.html?_r=0, accessed December 5, 2017.

[13] Art Van Zee, ‘The Promotion and Marketing of OxyContin: Commercial Triumph, Public Health Tragedy,’ American Journal of Public Health, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2622774/, accessed December 5, 2017.

[14] R.K. Portenoy and K.M. Foley, ‘Chronic use of opioid analgesics in non-malignant pain: report of 38 cases,’ May 1986, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2873550, accessed December 6, 2017.

[15] Portenoy Opioid Talk Sparks Controversy: Opioid advocate Russell Portenoy’s invitation to an upcoming NIH workshop is under fire. Medpage Today, https://www.medpagetoday.com/painmanagement/painmanagement/47855, accessed December 22, 2017.

[16] See for example, Alison Bass, Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008); Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008); Christopher Lane, Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (Yale University Press, 2008).

[17] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/279187-responsible-opioid-prescribing-info, accessed December 7, 2017.

[18] Report to Congressional Requesters, ‘Prescription Drugs,’ December 2003, https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04110.pdf, accessed December 7, 2016.

[19] Jeremy Samuel Faust, ‘The Untold Story of America’s Opioid Addiction,’ Slate, June 3, 2016, http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2016/06/prince_s_death_reveals_how_wrong_our_over_reliance_on_dangerous_opioids.html, accessed, December 7, 2017.

[20] Vijay Prashad, ‘Big Pharma’s Pushers: the Corporate Roots of the Opioid Crisis,’ Counterpunch, November 17, 2017, https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/10/big-pharmas-pushers-the-roots-of-the-opioid-crisis/, accessed December 7, 2017.

[21] Christopher Glazek, ’The Secretive Family Making Millions from the Opioid Crisis,’ Esquire, October 16, 2017, http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a12775932/sackler-family-oxycontin/, accessed December 7, 2017.

72 replies
  1. Trenchant
    Trenchant says:

    Alex McNabb of TRS made a very valid point (one of many) on the scientifically bankrupt methodology of patient pain-rating (standardized score on a scale of 0 to 10). Hospital patient surveys assess practitioners’ pain-control protocols and this feeds into the latter’s salary. More analgesia, better pay.

    • Pierre de Craon
      Pierre de Craon says:

      Amen to all.

      In recent hospital visits, I myself have refused to play this absurd numbers game. Fifty years ago, when I was an army medic, we were taught to use a formula that was then the standard within US medical practice: “Please characterize the pain you feel as minor, moderate, or marked.”

      Responsible physicians over the age of fifty-five or so still employ this formula. Where such responsible men and women can today be found, however, is hard to specify.

    • Trenchant
      Trenchant says:

      Expert might like to dive in and comment on the merits/demerits/incentives pertaining to the use of methadone in treating heroin addiction.

      Elephant in the room, of course, is the military presence in Afghanistan.

      • Charles Frey
        Charles Frey says:

        KM writes: ” It’s well known that opioid addiction in mothers has a devastating effect on newborn babies “.

        View, if you will, this video; the very graphic corroboration of the above statement.

        This blind and autistic boy, not lacking a sense of humor, is introduced at a Boston gathering to the audience by his uncle, before beautifully singing, Give me the eyes to see into my heart Lord.

        His uncle mentions the fact, that his own family took his nephew out of a facility in Florida. He been placed there as a result of his mother having been addicted to cocaine and [the Sacklers’] Oxycontin.

        No reader here, from NYC to Christchurch, is foreclosed from undertaking what I shall do.

        I shall [ not will or might ] : [a] make a DVD of this video; and [b] contact principals and PTOs with the intent to have this DVD shown to all grades at least once per term; and [c] get the students themselves involved as stakeholders in crowd-sourcing funds for wall-mounted TVs, to be installed at all addiction treatment centers; and [c] repeat with professional, Provincial and Federal relevant authorities.

        [ There are many other You Tube videos on Christopher; e.g singing the national anthem at Fenway Park; etc. ]

        Merry Christmas !


  2. Barkingmad
    Barkingmad says:

    a high school graduate might expect to find a job which would allow him to marry and permit his wife the leisure to stay home and raise children.

    Is this tongue-in-cheek? My life as a “stay-at-home” w & M is far from leisurely and I think I speak for most of those who care for the family in every imaginable way except for actually going to a job for wages. I would tire listing, and you would tire just reading, what I do or have done. Including homeschooling. (Or is that child abuse?)

    Why, I feel guilty just sitting here and typing. Better go finish decorating the Yule/Christmas tree, baking cookies and…ah, never mind.

      • Barkingmad
        Barkingmad says:

        LOL. We must be talking at crosspurposes here. I am married to a man quite a bit older than moi, who recalls the 50s well. What his mum did, day in and day out, would floor you.

        Happy Yule!

        • Pierre de Craon
          Pierre de Craon says:

          Let’s agree, shall we, that “leisure” was an unfortunate choice of word on KM’s part? Surely no one of us would suggest that he was in sympathy with the widespread disdain that our utterly Judaized Establishment expresses for white mothers and fathers who recognize that monster for what it is.

          Furthermore, while I am sure, as I say, that KM meant no disparagement of stay-at-home wives and mothers either then or now—or for that matter of the men, however well or poorly educated, who have married and loved them—can there be any doubt that a century’s worth of (((feminist))) propaganda has robbed the stay-at-home wife of the enormous inherent dignity she could take for granted throughout both Christian and pre-Christian Western history prior to the Tribal takeover?

          As it strikes me that all or much of the foregoing is implicit in Barkingmad’s understandably jaundiced comment, it’s an honor to second everything in our friend Charles Frey’s earlier reply as I too applaud B. for her forthrightness.

          • Barkingmad
            Barkingmad says:

            Thank you and you are correct. It was a misunderstanding and too-quick-to-spark on my part.

            Happy & blessed Christmas, Pierre. For some it’s Yule, for some it’s Christmas. Religious, pagan, cultural – I don’t give a hoot. We’re all the right color!

      • Charles Frey
        Charles Frey says:

        Absolutely correct. Now, to maintain that life-style, it takes two, in addition to accumulating a considerable interest-bearing debt.

        For years, I have been asking myself exactly who is thereby stealing that necessarily contributing second person’s wages.

        And Barkingmad, no rational man would discount the often unobvious effort going into fulfilling your familial responsibilities. Inevitable, not really seriously-meant, ritual chest-thumping locker-room jokes aside.

        Enjoy your tree – Merry +Christmas+ !

        • Poupon Marx
          Poupon Marx says:

          In the 1960s, both Betty Friedan and Gloria Stenem, both Chewish, characterized the Stay-at-home mom, aka homemaker as a “slave”, a non entity. There was no significant push back or counter comments.

          The absence of a rebuttal or retort is taken by the masses (most people ARE stupid) as a tacit, implicit assent and acquiescence. That’s why Chews frequently attack in a vicious manner, using shame and embarrassment to preclude any reply or rejoinder.

          Jews have used this psyops tool forever, whether in small groups, face to face or other venues. Like a poker game, it’s a massive raise of chips, one in which the average Goy will not meet or “call”.

          Western Christian Man seems ever defenseless, vulnerable, and lacks total immunity to any all Chewish attacks, inversions, depredations, infections, etc., etc. A veritable punching bag, always on the receiving end, taking the full roundhouse punch and kick to the groin, and responding with a whine or an escapist nostalgia post or comment of “how great we were”.

          We are not great now. We are pitiable, amorphous mush, delusional and escapist. We have had two-TWO!-millennials to properly dispose of these (((Terminal Viruses))) and have failed miserably, time and again. In the future, White will be synonymous and forever associated with pathological and sickening masochism.

          • Trenchant
            Trenchant says:

            Too pessimistic! Reactionary movements have always sprung up in the face of Jewish political subversion and domination. The Jew-Nazi cycle dates back millennia and probably will last forever.

          • John Walton
            John Walton says:

            The problem is that most people don’t understand the problem and you can’t fill them in without losing your job or worse. The goal must be to keep information channels open, create new ones, and use ridicule to neutralize the taboos that make it terrifying to talk back. Or maybe we should just back off and let the Muslims fight the Jews for us. At least they still have testosterone. We don’t “dare to eat a peach” (Eliot). When I hear this ‘pagan’ crap I want to tear my hair out. Go ahead, give them the victory over Christianity they’ve been working for the last two thousand years and call it nationalism you simps.

    • Maris
      Maris says:

      Try adding 9 hours a day at work and 2 hours commuting 5 days a week to housework, meals, childcare, home repairs and organizing the family’s activities and social life.

      Then you will know what really busy is.

      • Charles Frey
        Charles Frey says:

        When you understandably feel discouraged, count the hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, who would trade you on the spot.

        Driving your own car, to your own home, to care for your own family, arranging its social life; painting the fence.

        It works for me !

        When I left downtown Toronto, unwisely during rush-hour, during the summer, I heard loud trash music coming from the cars, with terrible, unnerving beats; enough to make you plan just how to kick your dog when you enter your home.

        Use your ‘ 2 hours commuting ‘, that considerable proportion of your waking day, to listen to soothing music. Banish your supervisor from your thoughts. Mozart is always a good antidote against road or any other kind of rage.

        I say that on the authority of the milk cows, who give more milk while doing so: as scientifically proven. Happy New Year !

  3. Arch Stanton
    Arch Stanton says:

    Under the agreement, the company paid $600 million in fines and its three top executives at the time pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges—after thousands of deaths as a result of their actions. The executives paid $34.5 million out of their own pockets and performed four hundred hours of community service.

    Typical Jewish cost-versus-benefit analysis:

    “Hey! The government is going to fine us millions and millions of dollars if we get caught!”

    “Very true, but only if we get caught. In that event, I was wondering if you be so kind as to loan me some pocket change so we can pay the fines imposed by our federal judges.”


    This is a timely article, as I just wrote a letter to the courts concerning an insane young man who, due to a violent nature, has been liberally dosed with opioids by the state. His most recent drug regimen includes “Prozac”, a drug known to increase violent, aggressive tendencies in its victims.

    After each arrest, the answer for the state medical establishment, assigned as his legal guardian, is to try new drug cocktails, usually increasing the various doses. Interestingly, while the state supplies the drugs, to date they have not supervised the administration of them, leaving the decision up to the mental patient.

    Worse, if the patient is not at home when the drugs are delivered, then the state minions simply leave without delivery. So it should be no surprise to find the young man often does not take the drugs he is prescribed. Yet he grows more aggressive and violent under the sporadic intake of these prescribed drugs. After each arrest, it was discovered he had not been taking the drugs, the violent outburst possibly exacerbated by withdrawals.

    This Laissez-faire attitude in dealing with a person with a criminal track record of violent assault would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. In fact, before Ronald Reagan closed the mental institutions and began “mainstreaming” mental patients, this young man would have been an inpatient in an asylum. Instead he is now a victim of the thoroughly Jewed, revolving door, “criminal justice” system.

    Of late he talks about working with the CIA and FBI and how “the law is on his side.” Normally one would dismiss this type of talk as the mere ravings of a mentally unstable loon. However, this age of Jewish deception and perfidy cannot fail to leave one wondering about a mental case who begins talking in this manner.

    This young man’s future is quite clearly going to add to Dr. MacDonald’s mortality statistics. My personal hope is that it is merely another suicide and not a trip to Las Vegas at government expense.

  4. Antony
    Antony says:

    Excellent article – many thanks. Id also like to add there is nothing new about this, the Iraqi Jewish Sassoon family fomented the Opium War, using the British Army as mercenaries, there is a vid about this, though unfortunately it is marred by the 1488 stuff at the end. This would be a good topic for an educational video, possibly also geared to the Chinese community ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbUF21DXSZE

  5. Andrea Ostrov Letania
    Andrea Ostrov Letania says:

    All peoples need leadership that is tough, moral, and inspired. Without the head, the body is useless.

    FDR, whatever one may say of him, led the white masses. He was a white head to the white body when he offered the New Deal.

    But white elites have detached themselves from the white body. The white head now serves the Jewish head and servers black bodies.

    So, white masses need new leadership, and this is where Alt Right must step in to create a new vanguard that raises and represents white consciousness.

    • Karen T
      Karen T says:

      It’s unfortunate that Franklin Roosevelt died unexpectantly on April 12th, 1945 at the comparatively young age of 63 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Exactly one week earlier he had stated, reaffirming his pledge of loyalty to Ibn Saud, ” I would take no action, in my capacity as Chief of the Executive Branch of this government which might be hostile to the Arab people,” proving yet again, as many Jews are so fond of repeating, “God blesses those who bless Israel and curse those who curse her” or something to that affect (effect? where is Pierre de Craon?) It’s served them well.

      • Pierre de Craon
        Pierre de Craon says:

        On this occasion, it’s “effect,” dear Karen.

        Bless you for asking after me. Whilst I’m keeping abreast of as much stuff hereabouts as I can, I am dealing with a new and scary health crisis and struggling to stay out of hospital, where recent experiences have given me good reason to think that were I to go in, I should be “cared for” to death.

        • Karen T
          Karen T says:

          It’s difficult responding to your news. Like yourself I grew up in an era of face to face so it seems, at least to me, that my condolences and well wishings for your health will come across as flat as this black screen , however, I sincerely hope that you enjoy many more good years . Also, I realize that many of the posters here, as well as our gracious host, are at “that” age, which never ceases to amaze me, in that the young who have the most to lose seem for the most part complacent whereas us older folk who likely will not live to see the outcome of this battle, are battling on.

          • John Walton
            John Walton says:

            Why would young people care? The enemy has them totally bamboozled and we have no way to reach them with an alternative point of view. The right is being driven from the internet, not that it had a lot of followers to begin with. I wonder how many readers actually intend to so something about the things they complain about. I am reminded of Hitler’s anecdotes about the nationalists looking forward to the Communists arriving and busting up their meeting since then they could go to the pub and drink the rest of the night. The right is 96% whining. The left gets things done.

        • Karl Nemmersdorf
          Karl Nemmersdorf says:

          Pierre, get yourself well! You’ve been very gracious to me on this site, and your posts show that you are a courteous man, one whose counsels help keep the discourse out of the mud. Merry Christmas to you, and to everyone on this site.

          And, what an article by the great Dr. MacDonald. He so often puts into clear context thoughts I have pondered inchoately for so long. Here, the disaster that was the cultural revolution of the 1960s, and the withdrawal from society of cultural moral supports. Most of society needs such supports, so often religious, and their disappearance represents not freedom, but moral chaos. (The blacks in particular have been very poorly served by this collapse of social standards.) I’m very happy Dr. MacDonald has a sophisticated view of religion, far above the silly Christianity-is-a-Jewish-trick crowd.

        • ex South African
          ex South African says:

          Merry Christmas to all, commenters, prof. MacDonald and TOO staff.

          All the best with your health issues, mr. de Craon. Mine is still excellent and my mind hopefully still sharp, but they are busy chopping in our parts of the woods (bush war generation). I am commenting less (cannot tell anything of particular added value – you all are doing a great job) and am in a position where I have to turn over every penny thrice, not good for creativity. But I am following this website.


          (Mod. Note: And a Merry Christmas & Yule to you as well, ex S.A. Same goes for all of TOO’s GREAT commentariat and to this Mod’s “little Helpers” who keep me abreast of typos and other things that need changing in order to “Keep TOO Great Still”. You know who you are. Special wishes from this moderator go out to Pierre de Craon, and of course our beloved Prof. MacDonald. Looking forward to another great year with all of you!)

        • Charles Frey
          Charles Frey says:

          Pierre, with your frequent, well-reasoned and sourced comments here, you are not one of {{{ their }}} favorites: almost certainly awarded a lengthy, personal dossier.

          I wonder what to read into your comment about ” recent experiences [ in the hospital ] etc. ” Was it medical ineptitude or something potentially more sinister.

          If the latter, were you to be hospitalized, here is what I would do: Ask your friends in the publishing industry whom you mentored, to visit you, wearing their power suits, and then some. Have them ask at the main desk for your room number, telling them that they are ” CONCERNED ‘ family ‘ “, without volunteering their names; or simply make up one. With your pre-approved list of ‘ family ‘ visitors.

          Have them repeat that identically with the floor or wing head-nurse at her station. Have two or three friends take turns to repeat the above during all visiting-hour shifts, so they become regular, somewhat mysterious, identifiable fixtures.
          Particularly for that one, or several, who MAY harbor bad intentions towards you.

          Get to know your immediate care-givers by name and ask them mildly personal questions, in order to profile them: to assess what they might or might not be capable of, in earning the current NYC fee for murder.

          This goes doubly for the nurse-assistant who brings you your daily cocktail of pills.

          A couple of decades ago, in Toronto, Brinx transported 6 million in gold bullion from Bank A to Bank B. Months later bank B discovered that the core of the bullion was fake, with merely a thin veneer of gold. Bank A itself, had been in possession of the gold for several years. Only a mere handful of employees of all three parties were still employed at the time of the discovery. No wonder the heist was never solved.

          Nor would the matter, involving several, in any case uninterested, but not disinterested [ cheering ] parties if there were a ‘ simple ‘ mix-up in giving you a mistakenly mislabelled cocktail of pills.

          Where are your surviving, legally entitled, dependent and financially disadvantaged members of your family, who could even mount a suit against these institutions ?

          With the fervent hope, that you can reply, that, as a trained US Army Medic, with field-experience in Viet-Nam, you were MERELY concerned about their displayed prior ineptitude, I again wish you all the best and a Merry Christmas.

          Keep us updated !

        • Pierre de Craon
          Pierre de Craon says:

          Yes, Trenchant, this was one of Justin’s best.

          Apropos Pearl Harbor and what Roosevelt knew, I heard retired USN Captain Edward L. Beach (d. 2002), famed submariner and author of Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor, speak on the subject at a colloquium broadcast by C-SPAN shortly before Beach’s death. In his remarks he raised an issue of strategic significance that had previously never occurred to me.

          As is well known, the three aircraft carriers stationed at Pearl, the Enterprise, Lexington, and Saratoga, were the only major warships that were at sea when the attack began. Although the official line is that this was a remarkable piece of good fortune, Beach said that Kimmel’s superiors in DC had demonstrated a pattern of approval and disapproval of command requests over the prior six months that ensured that those were the only major capital ships not in the harbor on December 7. To pre-war naval strategists, Beach said, the carrier was the sole surface ship of truly strategic importance for the coming conflict (for once, they were correct). They regarded battleships as outdated, overlarge relics of yesterday’s wars; hence, they were expendable.

          In light of all available information, Beach considered the “what an amazing coincidence” explanation for the various naval movements to be something that was beneath contempt. Yet as several of the reviewers of his book at Amazon demonstrate in comments of 5,000 words or more, disdain for evidence and rationality has lost little market share.

          • Trenchant
            Trenchant says:

            Yes, I was aware of Kimmel’s scapegoating. (The parallel with a notorious asbestos remediation case isn’t lost on me). Mobilization of the Red Cross in Hawaii in advance of the attack was just another coincidence. Still, even given the vast damage of WWII and the (((power-shift))) in its aftermath, let’s not forget that it was FDR who lead the country out of the Great Depression with his genius for creating new agencies and spending up big.

            With that eyes-roll, let me wish you stable health and a Happy Christmas.

      • Poupon Marx
        Poupon Marx says:

        Karen T-I continually marvel with expectoration at the credence and gullibility of so many that what a public figure says accurately reflects and represent what a person believes and feels. FDR was a Chewish puppet through and through. Chews are not above sacrificing a number of their own people to make a large advance, either through guilt and shame or ongoing subversion. FDR refused the boatload of refugee Chews for a reason, that being, in my opinion, that they served a more useful and larger purpose as victims and saboteurs in their home countries.

        The lasting damage FDR has done, makes Lincoln and Alexander Hamilton his junior galoots. I should not have to elucidate on this point for the minimally informed reader. The sum total of FDR and his reign amounts to a systematic sabotage of the Ship of State, a virtual hole in the hull below the water line.

        • Trenchant
          Trenchant says:

          Let’s not forget FDR’s disastrous legacy includes his precedent-creating order that defense contractors not engage in racially discriminatory hiring practices.

          • Charles Frey
            Charles Frey says:

            Nor Baruch, who was his Federal war-material purchasing Czar: with the implied authority to issue such Order. Not only shopping for US needs, but also for those of Lend Lease.

      • T. J.
        T. J. says:

        Pierre de Craon

        From Wikipedia, the (((free))) encyclopedia

        Pierre de Craon (c. 1345 – c. 1409), known as “le Grand”, was a medieval French aristocrat notorious for his riotous temperament, culminating in his attempted murder of Olivier de Clisson, Constable of France. Events following the assault led to the mental breakdown of King Charles VI of France ushering in a long period of political instability in France.[1]

    • Poupon Marx
      Poupon Marx says:

      You are correct, Andrea. Order me a plate of that with fries and coleslaw. No catch up. All we need is love, get it together, speak turdth to powah, and look to the Aryan past for inspiration. And study Greg Johnson’s articles such as the one ascribing and imputing mystical transcendence of the Einsatzgruppen. Ole Greg made them out to be warrior monks. In fact they were trained (“conditioned”) to immediately kill anything or anybody on command of the oberoffizier. In fact many were tested by an instant spontaneous command to kill their schutzhund immediately.

      Over at Occidental Dissent, a baby-faced little squirt name “Cicero” constantly alludes to the plague of freedom and choice, babbling about allegiance to a “leader” in absolute terms. With the Northwest Front and Harold Covington (a very likable and simpatico guy), the Party will be all powerful. While this sounds like a fix and solution, it is based on a failed model, i.e., Facisist, which you have expressed favorable inclinations and endorsement.

      I’ve got a better idea, one that is current, works and is the result and product of the greatest political mind of the 20th century: Lee Kwan Yew. That, of course, is the Singapore model of governance. https://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Governance-Embedding-Capabilities-Singapore-ebook/dp/B0784FGS67/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1514055912&sr=8-5&keywords=governance+singapore

        • Karen T
          Karen T says:

          Singapore is a soulless, dystopian hell only fit for regimented, soulless Asians. It’s a White mans worst nightmare, a futuristic inhuman nightmare.

          • Poupon Marx
            Poupon Marx says:

            (Mod. Note: “Poupon”, your mode of personal snark attacks directed at other commenters is truly a “pooping on”. Not welcome here.)

  6. Herbalicios
    Herbalicios says:

    The comparison of reaction, to the three thousand or so deaths and destruction from 9-11 and the ongoing death and destruction from opioids is an eye opener on government priorities, the latter, big pharma, “the pusher mans” scholarly opioid infestation, causing seemingly ten fold more deaths and economic turmoil for all North American society.

    • Trenchant
      Trenchant says:

      The attention focused on the Pearl Harborish three thousand is in stark contrast to the lack of interest shown by MSM and the authorities in the vastly larger number of sufferers and victims of 9/11-related ailments, embarrassing as they are to the narrative.

  7. curri
    curri says:

    A lot of HBDers (along with others) insist that the evidence shows that variations in parenting (which would include “single moms”) don’t matter:

    A chapter of Pinker’s book is devoted to discussing what Judith Rich Harris researched for her 1998 book The Nurture Assumption: twin and adoption studies (collectively known as behavioral genetic studies) have consistently shown that differences in parenting do not correspond to differences in how children turn out, once you control for heredity.

    The ineffectualness of parenting was also the focus of a recent book, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids by George Mason University professor of economics Bryan Caplan…

    Here’s the short version of the explanation provided by “Jayman” for the sexual revolution:

    The sexual revolution wasn’t the only revolution of consequence in relatively recent history. The American Revolution itself, the Protestant Reformation, the abolition of slavery in the U.S., the rise of communism in Russia, etc are as well. Historical revolutions are in essence, in many respects, a “changing of the genetic guard”, where the genetic dam “bursts” so to speak. More loosely attached individuals may convert if the idea attains a critical mass.

    ROBERT FORR says:

    Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fortune was inherited from his maternal grandfather Warren Delano. In 1830 he was a senior partner of Russell & Company. It was their merchant fleet which carried Sassoon’s opium to China and returned with tea.

    Warren Delano moved to Newburgh, N.Y. In 1851 his daughter Sara Married a well born neighbor, James Roosevelt – the father of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He always knew the origin of the family fortune but refused to discuss it.

    The Sassoon opium trade brought death and destruction to millions and still plagues Asia to this day. Their company was totally operated by Jews ONLY! The corrupt British monarchy honored them with privilege and knighthood – to the disgrace of the Crown! To this day the Sassoons are in the history books as “great developers” of India but the source of their vast wealth is never mentioned!

  9. David A. Kyne
    David A. Kyne says:

    Professor Macdonald:

    I am interested to know, of you are aware of the recent deaths, which “the authorities’ are referring to as “suspicious,” of an jewish billionaire, and his wife. at their domicile, in an upper, upper, middle – income neighbourhood, in Toronto, Ontario. The two were found, at, or adjacent to their indoor swimming pool. Dead of “ligature compression” (strangulation). The individuals were : i) Barry Sherman, and ii) his wife “Honey.” (sic). Pertinent to the article, Murray Sherman was the founder and (one assumes) CEO of ‘Apotex,’ an multi-national pharmaceuticals company. I wonder if Mr. Sherman may have had some involvement in the current Opioid crisis (with reference to which he would have been well placed, per reference to his business). And, if he may have been the focus of an out – of country criminal investigation. The potential consequences of which would have left those with whom he dealt no other option but to eliminate him. His family states that their parents would, under no circumstances have sought to attempt suicide. As an peripheral element in the matter, Barry Sherman and his wife listed their address for sale, in November. An curious time of year to sell an house. At least in Toronto. Sincerely Yours, David A. Kyne. bac., (hon)., maîtrise, cert. en droit, December 22nd, 2017.

  10. Floda
    Floda says:

    My inner Nazi keeps saying, ‘Gott im Himmel’ when I read an article like this essay from Dr. MacDonald. It’s the Jews once again, from the outrageous Bernie Madoff Ponzi scam to now this, countless thousands of working class Whites literally poisoned to death by organized Jews pushing addictive drugs. Here is why America keeps its military presence in Afghanistan, the US will have troops there so long as that country produces 90% plus of the Worlds heroin.

    • Karl Nemmersdorf
      Karl Nemmersdorf says:

      In actuality, it is both. It is a very well-attested phenomenon that men get the move on once they get married. Married people buy houses and save for retirement far more often than singles. Single parenthood is a sure ticket to multi-generational poverty.

    • Poupon Marx
      Poupon Marx says:

      @Jett Rucker-Inaccurate, I believe. It is BOTH. The causation runs in two opposite directions. Both are causes, both are effects. That can be a feedback loop or the bi-directional result of chaos and despair.

    • Charles Frey
      Charles Frey says:

      Ger – please ! If you were correct in your choice of adjectives we could turn TOO into a culinary arts forum.

  11. Irish Savant
    Irish Savant says:

    Perverse as it might seem I fall back on the old Leninist dictum ‘worse is better’. Otherwise it will remain a case of those who know enough don’t care, those who care enough don’t know.

    • Poupon Marx
      Poupon Marx says:

      @IrishSavant-I read your blog regularly. Keep up the good work. Power plants are a metaphor, parallel, and analogy for societies and other functioning groups. I have witnessed how some in management or otherwise involved will deny basic problems based on avoidance-denial. This is obvious and caused by any one or combination of factors: ex post facto (doing nothing in the past caused no apparent penalty or disruption), fear (not knowing if an action will result in a cure or make things worse), ignorance (not even able to pinpoint the cause(s) of the symptom(s), and of course lassitude (Dude).

      White, i.e., Western Indo-Europeans, are “winding down”, parts of the Plant are malfunctioning, failing, the generators are spinning below rated speed and the lights are getting dimmer. There is a noticeable, sickening, change in pitch and tone of the machinery, like a musical instrument emoting a failing, painful phenomenon. That is the sound of Western European Man: a dirge a gurgling death rattle. The Fado: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on9lKHZc5jA

      La Forza Del Destino: https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/jen-kuznicki/satan-laughs-and-spreads-his-wings

      In most cases, when the turbines start to wind down or the diesel generators run slower and slower, there is a blackout. It is very hard to reverse. My opinion is that Whites will experience a total calamity and real “holocaust”. In Europe and North America, total loss of control and destiny. Continued atomization, where individuals will be able to find employment if they are “compatible” and virtual Chews and docile Goyim. Continued INDIRECT extermination will proceed, and even MORE Whites will join the enemies of their ethnic and racial existence. Pays to be on the winning side. Remember how the Scottish lairds deserted William Wallace and handed him over to the English. There is no shortage of Whites who are and have been doing the same for the Chews, who lead, fund, have created Globalism, in all its Luciferian forms. “Our People” indeed! More and more White self-genocidal warriors are created everyday; more than are being converted to salvation and restoration. Reminiscent of the Black Slave Master, carrying out the will of the Slave Owner.

        • Poupon Marx
          Poupon Marx says:

          “Wishful thinking on your part”. No, it is not. Wishful thinking is when a person wishes, hopes, or otherwise desires that something will happen, with individual volition or otherwise independently.

          I truly wish that my diagnosis and elucidation(s) of many comments here and other places are in error or are a misreading. I try to be specific and detailed, believing that many phenomenon in Nature are parallel and act in similar fashion. You might try putting forth more support for your position, which I would refer to as the “George Custer Optimist Gargle”.

  12. Dissident Millennial
    Dissident Millennial says:

    Professor MacDonald, considering your background as a psychologist and this article’s emphasis on a corrupt pharmaceutical industry, I am very interested in your opinion of the work of Dr. Peter Breggin, who believes that the whole field of modern psychiatry is essentially fraudulent junk-science. This view-point is elaborated on his site in an article entitled “Psychiatry is NOT a Medical Practice” by Fred Baughman [http://www.empathictherapy.org/What-is-Psychiatry.html] and in Breggin’s summary of his book Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex [https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/braindisabling-treatments_b_85828.html] — A key paragraph of Breggin’s:

    The scientific premise of the book is that all psychiatric treatments—drugs, electroshock and lobotomy—have their “therapeutic” impact by disabling the brain. They do not improve brain function or correct biochemical imbalances, they cause brain dysfunction and biochemical imbalances. These brain-disabling interventions are then considered effective when the doctor, family, patient or society views impaired brain dysfunction in the target individuals as a desirable or beneficial effect. Because psychiatric drugs in reality do more harm than good, the psychopharmaceutical complex must devote billions of dollars to exerting its power and influence in the political, professional and public arenas.”

    • Charles Frey
      Charles Frey says:

      US Government-funded MK Ultra research at McGill University. Serbskii Institute for the politically dissident in the former SU. Any more ?

    • John Walton
      John Walton says:

      I know you didn’t ask ME, but my two cents: 1. Sure, the expression “improving (correcting) brain function” is more of a marketing phrase than the result of a clear, verified theory of how a brain ‘should’ work. 2. A number of psychiatrists know that, but the drugs do get rid of certain symptoms that people want to get rid of. I myself take drugs for anxiety and they seem to help, as does whiskey, but the drugs are less incapacitating. I am under no illusion that the drug is ‘correcting’ my brain chemistry though some doctors might take that crude view. I agree that the unearned prestige of psychiatry has been exploited in leftist propaganda. 3. Not only psychiatry, but all investigations of human behavior — e.g. sociology, anthropology, economics — have important differences from physical sciences, and the inductive method so successful with the latter cannot be straightforwardly applied to the former. Because the word ‘scientific’ has positive and profitable associations, students of behavior tend to label their disciplines ‘sciences’ but that labeling can be contested. The main difference is that non-trivial predictions of behavior are only possible if behavior is defined in terms of the agent’s purposes and beliefs about how the behavior will achieve the purpose but these cannot be given a precise physical definition and subjected to a search for law-like regularities. For example, a driver attempting to get from NY to DC may turn left or right but in both cases the explanation lies in his belief that a particular turn fits into an envisaged route that will finally get him to his destination. Yet we have no physical test of whether a person is in a state of envisioning a certain route to a certain destination so we cannot predict based on observed physical facts whether the driver will turn left or right at the intersection. We generally learn people’s intentions by asking them and considering what motive they might have to misrepresent them. There are interesting articles and books about the difference between explaining animate and inanimate phenomena. Peter Winch in The Idea of a Social Science says there ain’t no such thing.

  13. eskimo joe
    eskimo joe says:

    “One wonders if the Sacklers would have attempted to engage in such a campaign in Israel.”

    Probably not — whereas, white pharma executives have no issue perpetrating these predatory biocapitalist campaigns in white countries; indian execs do it among Indians; chinese execs among Chinese; etc.

    I realize few people here will agree with me about this, but I think the capitalist system basically runs itself, with or without the jewish execs. What makes most powerful jews unusual is that they make a systemic exception for one thing, Israel. Maybe that makes them opposed to white interests, im not sure. But they make the exception for something they deem worth it, and so should we.

  14. Skip VonZapf
    Skip VonZapf says:

    With HCAPS, it is not merely hospital accreditation but government reimbursement for care delivered which relies on said hospital’s performance regarding patient reported pain management. Add that to the increase of opium coming out of A-Stan post the “defeat” of the Taliban and it it becomes clear that intentionally or not, the US government itself is funding and enabling the opioid epidemic.

    • Poupon Marx
      Poupon Marx says:

      @Alan Lake-Your are correct. When Blecks were pressed and pressured to ACT like Whites, their level of social and personal pathology was low and in the same range of Whites. N. B., however, that it was this OUTSIDE FORCE that made this so, and provided the INHIBITION to act out their phylotype.

  15. Chrisgrammar
    Chrisgrammar says:

    As I am not an expert on many of the topics discussed here. It is inspiring to see Dr. McDonald so right about something that I am very knowledgeable about. I have been a pain clinician for 30 years. I can find no inaccuracies or any salient points that were missed. A Great summary of big Pharma antics is the city of Chicago versus Purdue pharmaceuticals. It is in redacted form but it chronicles the criminal behavior of opiaite manufacturers and their promotion. Another strain of subversion starts with Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays, and the Sackler brothers. They were also responsible for the promotion of Valium. Remember how stress was implicated as a source of disease particularly gastric ulcers. I wonder if their desire to promote benzodiazepines also promoted the idea of disease and stress. Nice little article in esquire THE SECRETIVE FAMILY MAKING BILLIONS FROM THE OPIOID CRISIS talks about Valium. This is the point that Arthur Sackler became addicted to the most powerful drug of all- easy money.

    • Charles Frey
      Charles Frey says:

      Sackler literally means ” sack-maker “. The sort of container required to tote billions back home; chauffeured past cemeteries, in limousines with heavily tinted windows: filtering out morality.

      It’s amusingly disturbing to watch that ca. 75 % proportion of their commercials for essential, life-saving medication, which lists all the side-effects: on their lawyers’ and insurance industry’s advice.

      Stick with us. We’ll soon make an expert of you on ” the many topics discussed here “, which, in the end, boil down to one: which apparently you have already grasped.

      Happy New Year and thanks for your insider candor !

  16. John Walton
    John Walton says:

    I work in Virginia around poor whites who live in trailer parks, some of whom are quite bright btw. When I discuss the opioid problem with them they say the Mexicans are bringing in the drugs and selling them. One woman, from West Virginia, tells me that there were no opioids in WVa until the Mexicans moved in. My experiences with Hispanic immigrants are generally positive. They are not violent or disrespectful, and I don’t fear turning around to find one walking behind me. However if a portion of them are bringing in the opioids that is a VERY IMPORTANT REASON to crack down on immigration and people like Coulter and Buchanan need to focus on it more.

  17. Goy Goddess
    Goy Goddess says:

    My father is a WASP psychiatrist/psychoanalyst (one of the few remaining in America) who was not only forcibly bused to an inner-city school as a child thanks to a Jewish judge (and the acquiescence of his masochistic ‘social gospel’ Presbyterian parents), but ALSO denied subsequent entry at American medical schools thanks to the endemic anti-White-male discriminatory policies. He ended up attending med school in Asia and is now extremely professionally successful, NO THANKS to endemic Jewish nepotism and the criminally anti-White-male (((admissions committees))) of every university in America. To the Jews, and their brainwashed masses of shabbos goyim economic slaves, White men deserve to be homeless and addicted on the street in order to make way for our glorious Brazilian/South African future.

    Jews have brainwashed the entire country, thanks to the (((public school))) system and (((Hollywood))), into believing it’s a ‘sinful’ ‘conspiracy theory’ to be aware of their current and historical crimes. These crimes include stealth anti-White genocidal race replacement by all possible methods and means.

    Sociopathic Jews rely on the kind and trusting nature of the White Christian in order to loot, humiliate, mock, rape, desecrate and ultimately murder them. And there is NO GOOD JEW (sorry, Baby Boomers who read this…don’t cry, please). Unless they commit suicide or convert (Otto Weininger and Mordechai Vanunu come to mind), they must be ultimately taken care of. Will weak White men in their current state have the courage, intelligence and fortitude to take care of this Jewish menace? It remains to be seen, but it will be a triumph of hope over experience (as Revilo Oliver pointed out).

    • Goy Goddess
      Goy Goddess says:

      Addendum: I find it very curious that Kevin MacDonald fails to raise the issue of WHO, exactly, is prescribing all of these opiates in the first place.

      (Mod. Note: “G.G.”, while you may find this “curious”, those who have actually read Dr. MacDonald’s works and listened to him in various venues don’t share your opinion. Dr. MacDonald has done almost NOTHING BUT “raise the issue of WHO” for two decades. Gratuitous slurring of this site’s editor will not benefit approval of your future comments.)

      Just as in Berlin, circa 1931, where 42% of the city’s doctors were Jews, about 20% of the (((American medical community))) hails from the Self-Chosen Tribe.

      Jews are 100% responsible for keeping White men out of the medical profession. It is ALL THEIR FAULT! Given their criminal tribal behavior and access to unlimited amounts of money with which to bribe others, it doesn’t look like the anti-White discrimination will end anytime soon. Very pathetic that White American men have allowed things to get this bad.

      So, yes, it actually is a ‘Jewish conspiracy’ – yet the impotent Jared Taylors of the world will go to their graves flattering themselves and their followers that they’re simply ‘too intelligent’ to believe such ‘conspiracy theories’ about the ‘high-IQ Ashkenazim’!

      Absolutely sickening that the AmRen crowd believes such propagandistic lies about IQ, but perhaps they are most comfortable in their position as slaves.

  18. pterodactyl
    pterodactyl says:

    “everyone who has any aspirations to public life understands what can and cannot be said,”
    I had occasion to listen to some 9 year olds talking to each other at a party, and they too, as well as politicians, are extremely on the ball as to what they can and cannot say. A small group of them would not identify the class bully to me in a larger crowd as ‘the black boy’ (even though he was the only black boy there) and referred to him as ‘the boy in the blue jumper’.

    This shows that even when humans are too young to understand the world, including those who are more limited in intelligence, yet still they are fully tuned in to what can and cannot be said. Therefore culture following starts off at an early age before critical thinking is developed. Maybe even when the humans become adults and develop critical thinking, maybe most adults, including educated ones, still do not apply critical thinking to culture following – ie to question what the TV tells them. These are the types who will happily watch a Hollywood movie and never feel any objection to the political correctness.

    Maybe only 25% actually think about the culture and whether it should be shifted in one direction or another. Some of these are on the right and some are on the left. It seems the ones on the left are far more devoted to the cause of shifting it their way than those on the right. For example, there are plenty of rich donors on the left, plus others on the left who are not hugely rich but who are happy to run their TV stations and newspapers and film studios at small profits when they could stop pushing the left agenda and make lots more money.

    The high level of culture obedience can also be seen in muslim children even younger than the example above, eg one 8 year old will reprimand another 8 year old for getting MacDonalds food (even just fries) rather than the halal KFC. And this includes children who are very behind academically. So no matter how limited academic ability is, all humans must have a large part of their thought processes devoted to processing what the culture dictates are the current rules about what is forbidden. The point is that none of these children are thinking of whether the culture rules are just or not, or right or wrong – but they are all experts at picking up the rules and being very obedient followers of them. (Teenage white rebels are following the rebel culture).

    Kevin MacDonald:
    “The second component of this onslaught is that so many Whites are enthusiastically engaged in this project. They understand the reward-punishment choices and go along with them. Furthermore, many Whites are genuinely motivated by feelings of guilt and a desire to be virtuous—a virtue defined by incessant propaganda emanating from elite universities and media and facilitated by a science of race and by invidious, politically and ethnically
    motivated historical accounts of the history of White America. Others are motivated by misguided, suicidal dedication to “principles”—especially the individualist inheritance of Constitutional government, individual liberty, etc.”

    Some of the people in the categories above follow the culture of self hate because they have been persuaded to feel guilty, or because of misguided ‘principles’ – so you could say ‘their heart is in the right place’ or ‘their motive is not a bad one’, and they are just misguided fools and useful idiots, but others/most? follow the culture without thinking why they do so – they just follow the culture because they are made that way. They have been this way since they were young children, as described above, as this characteristic/skill of unthinking culture-following has always been part of their animal behaviour side. That is why the same genetic types in Germany today are against themselves – genetic types who were on their own side in 1940. All that has changed since then in the indigenous whites is the culture (although killing off the best men in War must have reduced the quality of the gene pool).

    So, so far we are excusing the indigenous whites who self hate – ‘they know not what they do’. But there are others in the white population who are programmed to hate whites, as they are programmed to hate anyone who is better – individuals or races. These are racist anti-white whites, the kind who, when their type was in white S.Africa, could not stand white there, and devoted their lives to handing over their country to a black racist tribe, even in the knowledge that they too would be worse off. And I refer to indigenous whites here and not visitor races.

    How this unthinking hatred of the better could have arisen in prehistoric times within the population is for another debate (dog pack members are all the same, but ants have soldiers and workers, and humans also selected for different types, like the ants not the dogs), but this hatred is very clearly the motive for many – more than power or money, as many of their supporters have no prospects of money or power yet remain fanatical about their hostility to the better races their whole lives. Teachers and lecturers are an example of being fanatically hostile to whites yet without the possibility in many cases of the motive being money or power. A 60 year old primary school teacher telling her class of children how wicked the whites have been in history is not going to gain any power or money. As lecturers approach retirement, or after they retire, when the time for ambition and prospects of more money via promotion or a new job has gone, do they change their views? Not at all, so their views are not connected with a desire for money or power, which many on the
    right assume is the motive for all the things the left are trying to do to us – the switch from coal to wind being one specific example. Those on the right assume the motive must be money somehow. But those who want us to close down our power stations when they are a university lecturer aged 40 still want to do the same when they are aged 72 and have no prospects of any more grants.

  19. pterodactyl
    pterodactyl says:

    “divorce, single parenting, and births out of wedlock are strong risk factors in a wide range of child problems”

    These three factors are strongly correlated with early suicide and other problems, but this does not mean they are the cause of the problems. You would also find a strong correlation between such problems and the presence of tattoos on the parents. But no-one is suggesting that the tattoos are the cause.

    Maybe the cause is that the group size in which we live has shrunk. Groups serve to check abusive behaviour, as within groups the adults monitor each other and reduce abusive behaviour. If there are four adults in a house it is harder for one of them to turn up drunk and start hitting another. It is harder for one to excessively punish a child when there are witnesses.

    The child born out of wedlock but who lives in a house where adult behaviour is at a high standard is better off than the child in a two-parent married household where the mother is cruel to the children when the father is at work.

    The child of divorced parents who do not shout at each other in front of the children and who co-operate over arrangements is better off in development terms than the child of parents who stay married but argue all the time.

    Maybe some adults end up on pills indirectly caused by falling birth-rates – they have no children themselves so they feel alone in the world once their own parents have died. They have no children to care about them, or even if they have children, it is likely that they have moved away. In the past, most people were children, adults, and old people – all stages – within the same neighbourhood. These days we are all constantly moving around and have no roots or community. So as well as having no family to care about them, they do not have neigbours who care either. Maybe this loneliness in old age is the cause of depression and pill addiction.

    We all seem determined to spend our wealth getting away from each other. I am surprised that more families do not pool resources and live in larger houses. Instead of four adult children plus spouses in four tiny box houses, they could live in luxury in a larger house and have free babysitting. Individual living is what we choose, but this is not natural for humans and is a very recent phenomenon. Before recent times there was no choice. Now we have a choice the one we make as twenty year olds to live alone or with other 20 year olds is not one that is good for us as we grow older.

    • Barkingmad
      Barkingmad says:

      White people who are lonesome in their old age don’t have anyone to blame but themselves in those cases where, the moment the children completed high school, they kicked the kids out the door to live alone no matter how unsuited they were for such a living situation (and that’s all of them). Not necessarily to totally fend for themselves if, say, they went on to post secondary education funded by the parents. But merely to live alone for its own sake. A young white person living alone is de rigeur nowadays, a veritable fetish no matter what the circumstances. The few unmarried nonwhites I know are allowed to live at home whether they are employed, unemployed or going to postsecondary institution.

      But us – our kids have to be “independent”. No matter that they all get into some sort of trouble without adult supervision – no, it’s good “experience” for them.

      Now about a bunch of adults wanting to live together. There’s all kinds of places where it is forbidden to have 2 families or more all under the same roof – unless it is a large house with separate entrances and two official addresses. That might not be a bad idea, actually.

      I’m old enough to remember when young folks lived at home with their parents after they were done with high school but still single. Did we ever take a wrong turn somewhere.

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