Category: Engelman

Sallis vs. the Survey

Differing opinions.

It is interesting, but not surprising, how my opinions differ from that of the survey here.

For example, I see the videos by Taylor as by far the best feature of that site, by a large margin. Commentary finished first in the survey. “Science and genetics” is a topic that I believe should be featured not at all at Amren – not because it isn’t important, but because the manner it is presented at that site is as factually incorrect, anti-White HBD pseudoscience. A healthy portion of the readership, however, want more of that nonsense, although a fraction do want less (good sense!).  I think the best author there is Hood; the readership instead picked Taylor (Taylor’s videos are excellent, but Hood is by far the best writer).

Here’s what I want more of: Cretaceous Jones comments  Less of: Engelman.

Whither HBD and the West

HBD vs. racial nationalism.

Let us consider this Amren comment, emphasis added:

Cretaceous Jones slargusparg • 3 hours ago

What pro White site would advocate voting for Hillary? Hillary says, if elected, she will end “racism” once and for all. That will be more devastation for Whites in the US. Perhaps this site has steered very left of what this group was founded on. John will remove my post. He removes any posts that conflict with his liberal views. He scripts the comments to back up his line of liberal thinking. One has to wonder why Taylor wants his site to be like this. I’ve read on a number of blogs that Engelman has gone to, and he is forever promoting that Taylor prefers Asians and Jewish over Whites.

Now, I do not know what Engelman writes at other blogs, I am only familiar with his drivel at Amren. But based on that drivel, I would not be surprised if what Cretaceous (nice name, by the way) says is accurate. However, even if Engelman says that, it does not mean it is true. I do not believe that Taylor actually prefers Asians and Jews over Whites. Perhaps over White ethnics, but not over Whites as a whole, particularly Anglos/Nordics.
But the point is why do comments such as that by Cretaceous Jones exist? Why is this a constant refrain; if there is smoke there must be a least a small fire smoldering somewhere.
Ultimately, the HBD/race realist school of thought is inimical to genuine racial nationalism.
Consider this, emphasis added:

On the other end of the IQ reproductive strategy distribution, immigrants from East Asian countries are outcompeting whites in gaining admission to universities and in prestigious, high-income jobs. The long-term result will be that the entire white population (not including Jews) is likely to suffer a social status decline as these new immigrants become more numerous. (Jews are unlikely to suffer a decline in social status not only because their mean IQ is well above that of the East Asians but, more importantly, because Jewish IQ is skewed toward excelling in verbal skills. The high IQ of East Asians is skewed toward performance IQ, which makes them powerful competitors in engineering and technology. See PTSDA, [Ch. 7] and Lynn [1987]. Jews and East Asians are thus likely to occupy different niches in contemporary societies.) Presently white gentiles are the most underrepresented group at Harvard, accounting for approximately 25 percent of the students, while Asians and Jews constitute at least half of the student body while constituting no more than five percent of the population (Unz 1998). The United States is well on the road to being dominated by an Asian technocratic elite and a Jewish business, professional, and media elite.

Herein lies a fundamental difference between the HBD/race realist school of thought and the racial nationalist school. The HBDers will find nothing wrong in the scenario outlined above, in which America is dominated by Asian and Jewish elites, while White Gentiles are reduced to a groveling, subaltern, low-caste servile race. Racial nationalists on the other hand – White nationalist activists – will unalterably oppose such a development. Between these two viewpoints there can be no compromise and the two views do not, and cannot, comprise elements of the same “movement.” They are opponents, not allies, even though the Pepe Brigade does not realize it yet. What will “Kek” think? For shame!

Johnny Rebel Sings Again, 9/17/16

Affirmative action….

For the most part, it is “thank you for your opinion, things will continue as they have been, and here is why.” Why the hell did you bother to have a survey to begin with if you are not serious about making significant changes?
In all cases, emphasis added, below.
We have this:

The American Renaissance position on Jews was explained over a decade ago

Apparently, people complained about how Amren covers Jews. Probably, Chris, they were asking for things to change (you know, the purpose of the survey), rather than have you link to examples of the Amren policy that the survey-takers want to be changed. Yes, I know, affirmative action is a tough thing; after all, your journal does point put how it puts people in positions they are ill-suited for on the basis of merit.
Let’s consider these two well-written sentences:

Some of you would John Derbyshire to write for us. Feel free to ask him directly.

Jared can’t ask him? Over dinner (chez Derb) that “Rosie” makes “with her own hands” (as opposed to, I assume, her “own feet?”)
Well, sure, have Derbyshire. Obviously, Amren isn’t pro-Asian and pro-Jewish enough.
Comment thread on Engelman:

He runs the site. He is a big shot in Amren and writes for the magazine, too. He is obviously a buddy of Taylor, that he can get away with deleting posts and insulting Whites. He isn’t just some troll. So obviously, the message of Amren is about Asians and Jews, not Whites anymore. It’s all over the internet, too.

But it’s really the big. Bad Wolf:

Henry Wolf needs to go.

He’s on a shorter leash now; when he first arrived, he was deleting comments right and left, not just on the JQ, but anything that he felt was, ah, ‘deplorable’-
He has the mood swings of a menopausal cat lady, he’s arbitrary, capricious and neurotic , if you have no idea why your comment was deleted; why, just ask Henry.

Alt-Wrong on Display

HBD is simply a political movement to elevate Jews and Asians at the expense of Whites.

The attitude of the HBD faction of the Alt-Right is captured by the following Amren comments exchange, emphasis added:

Wilburn Sprayberry  Wilburn Sprayberry • 19 hours ago
And my job won’t be done until a woman can rise to explain that she doesn’t want blacks in her children’s school b/c blacks are less intelligent and more violent than whites and black boys think they can hustle white girls with impunity and blacks have spent the past 60 years destroying American public education.
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JohnEngelman  Wilburn Sprayberry • 19 hours ago
Oriental children will teach that woman’s children good study habits, and respect for the teachers.
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Cobbett  JohnEngelman • 19 hours ago
Don’t they cheat (exams) a lot?
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JohnEngelman  Cobbett • 18 hours ago
Some cheat. Most study harder and are more intelligent.
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LACountyRedneck  JohnEngelman • 18 hours ago
Are they smart enough to get proper educations at their own Asian schools instead of ours?
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JohnEngelman  LACountyRedneck • 18 hours ago
I am glad that there are so many Orientals in the United States. They are a wonderful race. I have never known one I disliked.
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It’s a Good Thing

Darwinian selection.
The main article is worthless, don’t waste too much time on that. Instead, read the comments section, in detail. While I usually abhor comments sections on blog posts, that one is useful.  Note the widespread disgust for Engelman; more important, note the prediction that the likes of Engelman will ruin the pro-White sites they participate in, and the observation that Amren has already been so compromised (with declining online rankings). Of course, the decline of Amren preceded Engleman’s participation; he has merely hastened it.
In fact, most of the major pro-White sites and blogs are in serious decline: in some cases with diminished readership, in all cases a sharp decline in the quality and quantity of posts and comments, in each case reflecting increasing desolation and lethargy.  In some cases, these are sites I was previously involved in, and left when the rot set in, and those in charge refused to listen to the warnings of myself and others about what was happening, and refused to take to heart the suggestions made to effectively deal with the problems.  And these people never noticed that, even at their best, that their blogs/sites were just going around and around in circles, never making progress, never advancing in ideas and action in any meaningful sense.
In the sort run, this is bad; in the long run, it’s a good thing.  It’s a form of Darwinian selection.  The problem is, however, that currently there is nothing better available to fill the niche space. Groupuscules like the Western Destiny-EGI Notes- Richard Lynn’s Pseudoscience axis can in no way even fill a fraction of this gap. What is required is one or more sane and competent and visionary full-time activists, people with a plan, people who know how to identify and weed out the trolls and the dysfunctional, people who eschew freakish people and freakish memes, people who reject the easy path of convenience and compromise, people who know how to do things the right way.  People who have, as stated, a plan – how to get from “point A” to “point B” – without spending years circling around point A in fruitless intellectual onanism and self-indulgent navel-gazing.  People flexible enough to have alternative contingency plans in case things go wrong – and the foresight to have prepared such contingencies in advance. Thus, we require an entirely new breed of movement activist, almost an entirely new species of individual.  Until then, the nihilistic destructiveness of the likes of Engelman, and the the self-destructive spiral of “movement leaders,” can only be viewed with a sense of wistful schadenfreude.