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  1. Mefrostate

     /  August 8, 2017
  2. sorethumb

     /  August 8, 2017

    The Man Who Invented Identity Politics for the New Right
    Perhaps the Sailerist idea most closely echoed by the Trump movement is “citizenism,” which he describes as the philosophy that a nation should give overwhelming preference to the interests of its current citizens over foreigners, in the same way as a corporation prioritizes the interests of its current shareholders over everyone else. Effectuating this philosophy — putting “Americans First,” as he put it in 2006—would, according to Sailer, require a draconian reduction in immigration levels.
    Most liberals would take issue with citizenism as reactionary, and perhaps see it as a closeted form of the white nationalism openly championed by many bloggers on the alt-right. Yet Sailer describes citizenism as the best possible bulwark against ethnonationalist impulses. In Sailer’s view, people are naturally inclined to pursue “ethnic nepotism” — that is, to help those like themselves at the expense of those who are not. The goal of citizenism, therefore, is to redirect these energies by providing a more expansive definition of “us” than the race or tribe.
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/steve-sailer-invented-identity-politics-for-the-alt-right.html

  3. sorethumb

     /  August 8, 2017

    A Year in the UK’s Most Radicalized Town
    Analyses the Bible as opposed to the Quran re calls to violence. Bible comes out on top given that while past versions are like leaf litter the Quaran has some fresh smelly stuff on the surface
    https://areomagazine.com/2017/08/02/a-year-in-the-uks-most-radicalized-town/

  4. sorethumb

     /  August 8, 2017

    The Left will continue its resurgence so long as too many go to university
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/29/left-will-continue-resurgence-long-many-go-university/

  5. sorethumb

     /  August 8, 2017

    Something is Broken in the UK Intellectual Sphere.
    The BBC did some kind of educational cartoon on Roman Britain and represented “diversity” in terms of someone looking African in the show as representative of “diversity” at the time. The BBC was effectively applying quotas retroactively (I mean, really retroactively). Any dissent from the statistical errors made by the politically correct police is treated as apostasy. Effectively, scholarship is dead in the U.K.
    View story at Medium.com