Venezuela’s Future — and Ours

There are a lot of ways to describe the new political divide that has emerged over the last decade. We have nationalists versus internationalists, globalists versus populists and identitarians versus the multiculturalists. All of those are true, but another way of thinking about it is that the debate is now moving upstream. For a long time, public debate was focused on economics or maybe politics. Those are downstream from institutions, culture and biology. Now, the debate has moved upstream, to the the stuff that really matters.

Not everyone has figured out that the debate has changed. The Bernie Bros, for example, are like the Japanese soldiers, who were cut off in the war and lived in the jungle for years, still fighting the war. The Bernie Bros still think the Democrats are the party of the working man, as if anyone in Washington cares about the working man. The legacy conservatives are similarly trapped in a bygone era. You see that in this post, by our old friend Sloppy Williamson, on the ravages of socialism on Venezuela.

he United States has resigned in protest from the UN Human Rights Council, which has a long and ignominious record of protecting the world’s worst abusers of human rights. The proximate cause of the U.S. resignation was the council’s unwillingness to act on the matter of Venezuela, where the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro is engaged in political massacres and the use of Soviet-style hunger-terror against its political enemies. Venezuela remains, incredibly enough, not only protected by the Human Rights Council but an active member of it, an honor shared Vladimir Putin’s Russia and its political assassins, the People’s Republic of China and its organ harvesters, and the Castro dictatorship in Cuba with its torturers and al paredón justice.

Venezuela and North Korea could not be more dissimilar in terms of their respective cultures, peoples, and histories. And yet they have arrived in approximately the same place: at the terminus of F. A. Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom.”

For generations, it has been an article of faith, among conservatives, that everything depends upon economics. It’s not just that if you get the economics right, then the miracle of the marketplace will usher in the the age of bliss. It’s that their preferred economic models are intrinsically moral. That means the wrong economics must always result in terrible outcomes. Bad tax policy not only makes people poor, it makes them corrupt, violent and cheat on their wives. Like Marxists, they think the system makes the man.

Well, what about Venezuela? What’s really going on? Here’s the per capita GDP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s in constant dollars and it shows a remarkable thing. After the turmoil that brought Hugo Chavez to power, the Venezuelan economy started a nice run. Per capita GDP is a benchmark number that economists love to use to measure the health of a country. Here’s what wages look like in the country:


source: tradingeconomics.com

Now, wages and economic growth don’t tell the whole story. Venezuela suffers from the curse of natural resources, which in her case is oil. What dumb people call socialism is really just the way things have always operated in countries with low levels of human capital. The elites monopolize the natural resources and the profits that come from selling them on the international market. They spread enough money around to prevent a revolt, but otherwise it a system not all that different from what existed in colonial times.

In other words, what ails Venezuela is not ideology. It is biology. It is the way it is because of its people. What determines the nature and character of a country is not the tax code or the regulatory regime. The nature of a country comes from the people. Venezuela lacks the human capital to operate a modern economy. It has and always will suffer from the smart fraction problem. That is, it lacks a large enough smart population to carry the rest of the population into a modern economy. It remains stuck in a model suited for its people.

Put another way, it is people, not pots. Replace the Venezuelan population with Finns and they will figure out how to make a mild form of Nordic socialism work just fine. Fill the place up with Japaneses and the country will look like an Asian tiger. At the same time, begin to fill up the United States with Latin Americans and it is going to start to look like Latin America. That’s why your newly imported replacements are running on platforms familiar to anyone getting ready to vote in the upcoming Mexican elections.

Of course, the reason that raging cucks like Sloppy Williamson avoid the obvious is that it is much safer to focus on trivialities. Lefty mobs are not going to swarm his Rascal scooter if he avoids taboo subjects. That and these guys have been playing the role of useful idiot for so long, they are unable to notice that the world has changed. They operate like a cargo cult, convinced they can pretend it remains the 1980’s and it will magically be so. National Review is like a weird living museum to the Reagan era.

The world has changed, though, and the debate has shifted upstream. People are noticing that when you elect a new people, you don’t actually end up with a new people. You end up with a culture that reflects the biology of the people you imported. Whites in America are now coming to terms with the choices in front of them. Keep their head down and play make believe while they are replaced, or risk moral condemnation for defending their heritage and their culture. It’s a future with you or without you. That’s the debate.

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Did you notice that little latina who won the congressional primary yesterday first order of business will be to remove border enforcement if she gains office?
Yes, it is the people. They double down so we must also.

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I read a response regarding that yesterday that posits now that she put the strong incumbent out of the race, it could now go to a republican in her state if enough conservatives get out and vote. Nice theory but we shall see.

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Her district is only 18% White, so I think it is very likely she will win election.

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The election of the “democratic socialist” in the Bronx reminded me of Zman’s AltJew post. The wise young Latina has supposedly referred to Israel’s defending its borders as a “massacre”. There was a picture of her taken at a rally or victory party and nearby was a man who had run for NYC city council calling for the defeat of “dirty Jewish landlords”.

Leftism is so ingrained in American Jews I don’t expect them to flee en masse to the right, but things will get very interesting in the Democratic Party.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Wretchard at Belmont Club:
“Once the Revolution is over, the Left gets down to the truly important work of denouncing each other”

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I don’t want (((them))) in the GOP. They cause trouble.

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Said it in the comment section of one of Zman’s previous articles: The two party systems needs to be blown up. The Founders of this country thought that political parties were cancer anyway – and the Repubs and the Dems have locked up the political system and the government and made it their own little personal playground. That is NOT the way it was supposed to be. In any case – given all the competing political forces – it would seem to make for a more likely chance of success if the different elements were squared off against each other.… Read more »

Flea Circus Ringmaster
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Flea Circus Ringmaster

Jews are going to jump ship from the Democratic Party? Are you serious? 99.44 percent would cut their own wrists first.

Can you imagine one of the Tribe saying to another in conversation after the synagogue service, “Maybe the Democrats aren’t always good for the Jews. I’m sort of rethinking things … “? Instant social death.

Zeroth Tollrants
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Yes, our new wise little Latinx is BFFs with another well-known locally, political Latino dude, who helped get her elected. He has in his Twitter bio that the biggest issue for him is “stopping the greedy Jewish landlords.”
In fact, he’s also been quite vocal about it, and his dislike of what he calls “Uncle Tom coon ni&&ers.”
Should be interesting to watch play out.

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Saml Adams

Can tell you from the buzz around NY today that this caught the Dem establishment completely flatfooted. Crowley was busy planning his ascendency into the Speakership or Minority Leader.

Lee
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Lee

Poor Joe Crowley – devoured by the anti-white demographic revolution that he, as a white liberal, championed. Not two years ago, I read of a Mexican, a student at a US university, who wrote a piece for the school paper. It was addressed to white America, and it was entitled “Your DNA Is An Abomination”. All you white liberals who have insisted that these masses of nonwhites be imported, that condemnation includes you. No matter how radical-leftist you are, no matter how friendly you are to the nonwhites, they still consider you alien to them because of your DNA. The… Read more »

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Zeroth Tollrants

I don’t know if you’re familiar with The Root.com, it’s a major hub for black discourse. Sort of the black Gawker or HuffPo. Anyway, they did a Pick 16 bracket contest on their site of what they deemed to be THE WORST PEOPLE OF THE YEAR. The battle, after hundreds of thousands of votes, came down to Andrew Anglin vs. White “Allies,” to the black community. White Allies won, by a fairly large margin. They actually hate the white ppl that “help” them, more than a guy whose site writes dozens of articles a week calling them Nig Nogs, n*ggers,… Read more »

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The GDP per capita graph on Venezuela is interesting, but doesn’t tell the whole story. Socialism is kind of like cocaine; it actually works brilliantly… for a while. Your first couple of months snorting coke, everything seems great – you have more energy, you feel good, you work longer hours and you make more money. But after that initial burst of goodness, things start turning bad. Eventually, very bad. Same with socialism – it works brilliantly until, as Margaret Thatcher noted, you run out of other people’s money. Can people with a high IQ make a shitty system work better… Read more »

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Just Sayin

Much as I enjoy the Z Man’s writings, whenever I see “IQ” I’m confused. Regarding “IQ”, I’m not interested in how well people do on little puzzles on paper. The definition of intelligence is how much freedom do you create and enjoy? Creating and enjoying freedom = high intelligence.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Careful, they hang libertarians around here

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

The talk is moving to flaying and selling the skins on the market for the irony

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As the Derb says, life is an IQ test. If you have done reasonably well and are contented, that’s a high enough score.

DLS
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I believe that is Zman’s point. Only the higher IQ populations can organize free countries. Many of the civilization advances of the the last century, from computers to communications to modern medicine, have come from solving little puzzles on paper.

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A.B. Prosper

However if a nations GDP is entirely concentrated at the top, it effectively make the GDP lower for most people. Its not linear of course there are still some goods in common but concentration of wealth into private goods into too few hands is as disastrous as socialism The US example, 10% of people got all the gains thus 90% of them live in a nation with 1.8 trillion GDP topped up by government spending which at 40% GDP minus waste and such is a real GDP of around I don’t know 6 trillion which is a real GDP of… Read more »

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Lee

I think they’re both dummies. The whites are dummies for allowing mass immigration of nonwhites, thus putting the white race squarely on the road to extinction. The nonwhites are dummies for doing anything to push the whites toward extinction, as the whites are, overwhelmingly, the ‘goose that laid the golden egg’ in terms of having revolutionized this world via their accomplishments that have massively improved the quality of life worldwide. Compare the old South Africa and Rhodesia with the South Africa and Zimbabwe of today.

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CAPT S

Z-man – I’m generally with you (and Derbyshire) on institutions and culture, and grasp the genetic/biological piece. But isn’t “culture” (or worldview) the predominant force of the three? E.g. When a Japanese business model is brought to a mid-TN car-manufacturing plant, those workers submit to a unique Japanese business culture irrespective of biology, turning out cars just like a Japanese plant. I live near an Amish community, which of course is a nearly-closed gene pool. But I would argue that it’s their religion – their worldview & shunning of mainstream culture – that makes them as they are; not so… Read more »

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It has always been bizarre to me the way that people separate biology and culture, as though the biology of a population has no influence on the sort of culture it will develop. To me, it seems to bw putting the cart before the horse. High testosterone, low future time orientation, low iq populations tend to develop cultures that reflect those traits, and this is true for other traits as well. I tend to think this plays a large part in the failures of our misadventures in the middle east to “spread democracy”. Those populations have traits which predispose them… Read more »

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The Japanese business model descends from American teachers like Edwards Deming. The fact that Americans wouldn’t listen to teachers in their own midst – is the fault of Americans – not the Japanese. It took getting our asses kicked by the Japanese in industries (especially) like automobiles – to realize that things needed to reform. https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Deming-American-Japanese-Quality/dp/0671746219 The Japanese seem to have a talent for looking around and adopting things that lead to success. They did it in the 1800’s and were a world power by the WW2 timeframe. They got their asses kicked militarily – and then went a different… Read more »

Zeroth Tollrants
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Zeroth Tollrants

Cultures are an expression of the genes of the people who make them. It’s really as simple as that.

Kentucky Headhunter
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“Per capita GDP is a benchmark number that economists love to use to measure the health of a country.”

Economics (and economists), generally speaking, seems to be about as useful as alchemy or astrology in dealing with today’s problems.

Harmonium
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I agree with the basic premise of this article, but we have a clear test case in east/west Germany in the Soviet era. Easy Germany was waaay behind west, but still east Germany was not an unlivable hellhole. Of course Germans are notoriously smart and high functioning, like Scandinavians. might there be a population on the cusp where the difference between a sensible economic structure and a communist fantasy would make or break the level of civilization? Just brainstorming.

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The culture, if not the nature, of Germans in the East was severely affected by the occupation. Now we are seeing that the culture of the Germans in the West has been severely infected by the worst qualities of the American left. Our German commenter here is essentially a cultural American.

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fredcdobbs

WRT East Germany….PJ O’Rourke said something to the effect of…”Communism somehow made a poor country…..out of Germans!”

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Lefty mobs are not going to swarm his Rascal scooter
Heh….so cheeky, Zman!

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In electing a new people did you have Bertolt Brecht in mind?

“After the uprising of the 17th of June
The Secretary of the Writers’ Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?”

Because this is exactly what the elites/libertarians are doing to us.

And shitheads like Williamson like this just fine.

Wolf Barney
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Wolf Barney

“Demographics is Destiny.” Pat Buchanan used to say that years ago, and made the neocons and liberals gasp and shriek. As usual, Pat was right.

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joey junger

I think I figured out that race was a hell of a lot more important than ideology when the whole Alvin Greene debacle went down. For those who forget, Greene was the first black guy to be nominated by a major party for the U.S. Senate in South Carolina. He also had a sub-room temperature IQ (bad enough that even Don Lemon was exasperated with him in their interview) and pending sexual harassment cases against him when he ran (he would show up at university libraries and share porn images with unsuspecting young coeds). How did he get so far?… Read more »

Zeroth Tollrants
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Zeroth Tollrants

I had forgotten about old Alvin G, lol.
Thanks for the reminder. His IQ was lower than my Labrador’s. What a hoot he was.

Doug
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Doug

Unfettered, economic freedom is one of the most essential elements of having liberty. Something that has not existed in our republic for too long to remember. Culture is upstream of politics. How do I say this… Politics is war by other means on the dirt people for the fun profit and power of the Amerikan Nomenklaturer. Though the hour is seemingly growing late, Alt-Right is enevitable. Reality has a way of waking up and red pilling the dirt people. Interesting thing about dirt people, through history, time and time again, it is always and nobody else, in the final equation… Read more »

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Dutch

It is human nature to help yourself to as much as you can, to the detriment of others, if need be. The Scandinavians likely pursued a socialistic system with a clear responsibility to maintain the well-being of their neighbors, and a social network that would punish those who overtly harmed their neighbors with their selfishness. The homogeneity of the culture, along with smaller local populations, probably had a lot to do with it. Go with concentratated populations (big cities) and a heterogeneous cultural population, and all hell breaks loose.

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Much of the culture of Scandinavian socialism dates back to the days of the Vikings. A ship owner had to entice others to join his ship to go a Viking (used as a verb). The owner of the ship took a larger percentage of the booty to cover the costs of the ship, but the remaining booty from the Viking excursions was split equally among the members of the raiding party.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

They pay high taxes in, expecting full measure in return. Everybody was on the same page.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

“It’s the economy, stupid.”
How fervently we believed, as desperate a faith as a drowning man clutching at straws.

c matt
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c matt

Lefty mobs are not going to swarm his Rascal scooter

That cracked me up!

Wilson McWilliams
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Wilson McWilliams

Lefty mobs are not going to swarm his Rascal scooter

But Mr. George Will remains at high risk.

Dutch
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Dutch

Part of making things work is having faith in the culture, and in the governing system, whatever it is. Lefties and socialists have a starting point of assuming it is a free-for-all, so put somebody smart in charge to dole things out. The right trusts the system and human ingenuity to allow people to find their place in things. The Left is fundamentally pessimistic, distrustful, and grasping. The Right is fundamentally optimistic and trustful. This is a starting point for a bunch of other things. I am not so sure about downstream/upstream. Any element can be a good starting point.

james wilson
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james wilson

I don’t know if Hayek was unique among Austrian school thinkers, but he believed economics followed people and not the other way around, that people and cultures were remarkably different and not interchangeable. And he was addressing just the differences in Europeans. His essay on the dissimilarities between the English and Germans is hilarious in a Hayek way.

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Years ago on some Usenet forum I was challenging some libertarian to explain the success and happiness of the Scandinavians and he retorted “Oh, that just proves that white people can make any economic system, no matter how stupd work well enough.” Might have been my red pill moment.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

The Soviets got to space, didn’t they?

Severian
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Re-institute colonialism. There, I said it. Even Jonah Goldberg, of all people, actually made this argument back in the late 90s, re: Africa (I’m sure NR has memory-holed it). There are still enough Rhodesians around to ask: Would you rather have Mugabe, or Ian Smith? My guess is 100%, black AND white, would have Smith back in a heartbeat. If we don’t do it, the Chinese will — they are — and those guys think King Leopold’s Ghost is a how-to manual.

Wilson McWilliams
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Wilson McWilliams

>>>National Review is like a weird living museum to the Reagan era.

And Mr. George Will opines that his readership must actively help elect more Democrats to both houses of Congress. Fortunately, George’s readership is down to about a dozen, including his editor.

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Cracks me up how hard they fought Trump. Now he’s going to get his second, of maybe 3-4, SCOTUS appointments. What a bunch of morons over there.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

It is beyond dispute that the socialist Scandinavian countries were great places to live before the invasion. It is also clear that socialism can be a drag on an economy (Soviet East Germany and USSR).

The white race has within it two different spirits, one socialist and one libertarian. I’d like an ethnostate containing socialist and libertarian states bound together in a federation. People who care deeply about supporting the community and less competent can go to the former and people who obsess over the free rider problem and “liberty” can go to the latter.

fredcdobbs
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fredcdobbs

Great topic. Like most of Z’s posts, filled with a lot of reasoned responses. (Too bad “we” are the only ones having such conversations at the moment, though as Z has pointed out, it will only spread.) Mokita no longer. =) One thought came to mind WRT socialism. It’s not a dirty word. “Socialism” in a sense has been embraced throughout human history, as time and circumstance dictate. The Amish weren’t the only ones to do communal barn raisings. And look at the history of the LDS church…..perhaps the most reliably conservative voting bloc in today’s political landscape. But they… Read more »

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Dutch

Socialism can work very well in small groups from the bottom up, where people are close enough together to look out for each other and also look out for the larger (but still small) group. Socialism in large groups, especially of the top down sort, ultimately fails because those at the top take for themselves, without responsibility for or accountability to those below them. Human selfishness and all. The genius of our Founding Fathers was to disburse the political power down, all the way into small local groups in some instances, with accountability up the political ladder and accountability down… Read more »

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Egads. Kapitalism is also failing “because those at the top take for themselves, without responsibility for or accountability to those below them.”

Ann Coulter at Taki’s said the rich are like sharks, all appetite. They can’t see beyond the next quarter.

Either socialism or capitalism can and do work. The problem is when a citizen’s economy becomes a political economy.

I don’t think we have the accounting terms to accurately describe or predict a political economy.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Heh. Social Security, like clockwork with no muss or fuss, is a bit of national socialism, innit?

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

PS- now I get it, “socialism” is our shorthand for ‘a political economy’, but it’s too vague, so I end up splitting hairs.

scrivener
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Yup, Chile is majority Nordic and Germanic while Argentina is full of Mezzos.
Its only incidental that they have different political systems. Wait, Chilie has a different political system because the people are so different from the people of the rest of South and Central America. A world historical individual like Pinochet had little to do with it.

Wilson McWilliams
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Wilson McWilliams

Outside of Europe, Argentina is the most genetically European country in the world. Chile is much more Mestizo.

FWIW, I have no political or ethnographic axe to grind here… it’s just a fact on the ground

scrivener
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And I would also say, East Germany and West Germany; No Korea and South Korea undercut the Zman’s argument. Certainly genetics has something to do with the cultures people create but so do ideas.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

East Germans and North Koreans didn’t fall back into their natural state. They’re not Nigerian.

Zeroth Tollrants
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Zeroth Tollrants

Uh, what about Murrica? We are the most genetically European country in the world outside of Europe….well, minus our negroes and imports, that is. Same for the Canacucks and Austrailains. The whites are all genetically Euro. Are you not counting any of us because of the imports?

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It never ceases to amaze to amaze that the most murderous thugs on the planet: the US govt. never loses an opportunity to humiliate itself by pontificating on “human rights”.
How’s the child starvation, cholera program in Yemen going chaps?

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I have been having exactly this conversation with a number of libertarians of my acquaintance who, aside from still peddling the “open borders” mummery, insist that all the conflict and misery of the world is caused entirely by welfare states and lack of economic reform. They seem oblivious to the fact that the tectonic plates of discourse have shifted under their feet and that the ideological battleground is no longer economic but demographic. My own view is that libertarianism (as a political movement) is finished. The have welded themselves to this fairy-tale notion of “open borders” and rested upon it… Read more »

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

I didn’t leave the libertarian party, they left me. When they were Constitutional libertarians, demanding 10th Amendment solutions for a 90% white nation, it would’ve worked as well as Scandinavia or Switzerland. Really, as Teadoc sneered, it was all about the weeeed. The narrow slice of federal drug law has corroded our just criminal law as another narrow slice- ‘Civil Rights’- has corroded civil law. The Libertarian party already tried the economic argument. Candidate G. Harry Browne’s slogan was “wouldn’t you like to abolish the IRS?” Clinton won. Then Bob Barr got in and went full United Way fundraiser dot… Read more »

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Then the Zman told us that autumn leaves reminded him that there might be a God, and of why he hated libertarians.

I had begun my journey.
Never underestimate the power of the Dark Enlightenment.

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I can see that. Angelic singing on one of the prettiest songs ever, and such bitter-sweet lyrics. It’s so white bread it hurts, in the best way. It’s very sad that the world that inspired this sound and feeling has been taken from us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qAgtgo3ecw

The falling leaves
Drift by my windows
The autumn leaves
Of red and gold

I see your lips
The summer kisses
The sunburned hands
I used to hold

Since you went away
The days grow long
And soon I’ll hear
Old winter’s song

But I miss you most of all
My darling
When autumn leaves
Start to fall

Wang Wei Lin
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Wang Wei Lin

Import the third world…become the third world. I don’t recall where I first read this, but it seems a succinct summary. (Might have gotten it from Z himself.)

Andy Texan
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What is a nation if not the ethnicity of it’s people? Overwhelm the people living in one place is to convert that territory to different nation. The ancients seemed to understand this quite well. However, we are too smart for basics. California is 50% mexican (I heard). We should offer that benighted territory to the spics in exchange for the wall and expulsion of their brethren.

Never you mind
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Never you mind

Completely agree that race is an under appreciated factor concerning the success of nations, BUT, the notion that economics has nothing to do with it is absurd. The Finns and the Western Europe couldn’t make socialism work because socialism is paradoxically anti natalist and a ponzi scheme. That’s why Europe ended up with short sighted guest worker programs that kick started their diversity problems. Socialism lite failed and Europe hasn’t yet come to grips with that failure. Multiculturalism is the bastard spawn of that cognitive dissonance.

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We’re going to have to put the apocalypse on hold. Kennedy is retiring. Don’t forget to wear your earmuffs if you watch cable news today. It’s gonna be shrill.

Get ready for the crazy.

Member

Then there’s the Second Amendment. The mechanic in Venezuela gets annoyed he is less likely to arm himself and march on city hall. After WWII the returned car mechanics (and other trades) in one town did just that.

Member

It is the people. Not too much difference between the Soviet Union and today’s Russia. Same knuckleheads. But the good news is that there are a lot of Dems who are going to secretly vote for Trump precisely because of immigration. They won’t admit it. It is too shameful for them. But they really don’t like the immigration situation. The question becomes how can we change the minds of our own knuckleheads here who think Socialism is great. I hate to tell you that they are very white. BTW, Venezuela did have some human capital for some time. But the… Read more »

Kendoka
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Kendoka

All very interesting and I agree with much of the content. But it seems like you’re only touching on the surface of the bigger issue of the US being subjected to blatant foreign invasion supported by a foreign government. I mean the Mexican government. Right now there is a candidate, Obradors, who openly states that if elected he will stop fighting the cartels, legalize opium and marijuana production intended for export to the US and advocates the right of all migrants to immigrate into the US regardless of what the American people or government want. In short, for the last… Read more »