Category: Ireland

Sunday News

In der news.

All together now: Cuckadoodledoo!

Didn’t I warn you that this guy is a buffoon and a fraud?

The last chance for White America!  The God Emperor!

Spencer is correct: Trump as any sort of “change agent” is finished.  I could have told you that (and did) three and more years ago, but, hey, better late than never.

Hey, Ann, I could have told you all of that back in 2015.

Once again, Sallis is right.  Mainstreaming always fails because your more centrist position can always be co-opted by the System and/or by other, more moderate, populists.  If you stake out a radical position that truly represents what you are (or should be) about, then one of two things happen – either you distinguish yourself from the opposition and thus stand alone or you force the opposition to shift toward you, moving the so-called “Overton Window” in the proper direction.  As to the cries – “oh, you won’t’ win” – please tell me about the success of President Le Pen.  You should win or lose standing on principle, rather than lose as a compromised fraud.  At the very least, if you stand your ground, you know that any success is authentic and due to shifting people toward you, rather than vice versa.

Note to micks who still identify as “liberal Democrats” and who spite WASPs by identifying as “oppressed Hibernians in solidarity with People of Color.”

Watch this.  Of course, Greg Johnson was telling us it was really a “win” for Trump (and, implicitly, I suppose, for all of us), because those wonderful Republican “didn’t lose as badly as they could have.”

Reality here – not delusional debate about “when we will win our victory.” Things are bad and getting worse.  I assume the mindset of the “optimism crowd” – if we assume that they are sincere and not merely boosting their egos and cash flows – is that despair will lead to inaction and surrender, so we have to give people hope. Unfortunately, constant disappointment, and constantly dashed hopes, leads to disgust, and, yes, despair and inaction; falsely inflated hope that “all will be well” also can lead to inaction as people believe that “it’ll all work out in the end regardless of what I do or don’t do.”  Reality is best.

Kevin, if you are going to talk about gravity, it is churlish not to mention Einstein and General Relativity.

I’m no fan of Einstein or his ethny, but fair is fair.

“I’m not surprised you’ll get different results from different companies,” Dr. Jennifer Raff, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas told TechCrunch back in September. “They have their own proprietary info based on those samples. If one of them has lots of individuals from a particular region and the other company does not, you’re more likely to show up as having ancestry from that region whereas if the other company doesn’t have that data represented in their database, it’s going to show up as a different population.”

What the parental populations are is going to significantly affect the results.

This reminds me of a personal anecdote. A family I know – normies not Nutzis – asked me to take a look at some confusing ancestry data they got from a company that shall remain nameless.  No problem with paternity – child has 50% chromosome match with father as well as mother, etc.  The ancestry percentages for the child are very crudely plausible based on the parents. So far, fine as well as it goes.  But the chromosomal fragments do not match.  Thus, for example, the child inherits some percentage of ancestry “X” from the mother and not the father (who lacks it, according to the test). But, the mother’s “X” is on, say, chromosomes 3, 5,and 6 (I don’t remember the exact details) and the child’s “X “is on, say, chromosomes 10 and 16. That of course is at the lower confidence levels.  At the highest confidence level, all of those chromosome fragments are “unassigned.”  So, putting aside a historically novel medical finding of mass chromosomal translocations resulting in a normal child (a probability roughly equal to picking one specific atom out of all those in the observable universe), we are left with the reality that the chromosome fragment identifies at the low confidence intervals are being assigned with the precision of a coin flip.  A fragment may be “X” but very likely could be “Y.”  Or maybe the father actually has “X” – and this is where the child is getting it – but the father’s chromosome fragment is instead labeled “Y” at the low confidence interval and “unassigned” at the higher.  Thus, maybe it is really the father who has “X” at the chromosome fragments that would match the child but the test is assigning those fragments to a different ancestry, while perhaps the mother has little or no “X” at all. If you take the low confidence level data at face value, then this all makes no biological sense at all. Recombination normally takes place between homologous chromosomes, not between non-homologous ones.

These companies would be better served to just estimate ancestry from SNP frequency data and/or genome-wide correlations of SNP frequencies (genetic integration) rather than making low probability guestimates of chromosome fragment identity.  However, the latter method is I suppose better for telling crazed cat ladies that they are descended from Pocahontas, so there’s that.

In addition, the companies’ “timeline” estimates are ludicrous, and cannot be used to “time” admixture, even if the admixture is real and not artefactual.  Putting aside the question as to whether the chromosome fragments are properly identified to begin with, and whether the boundaries between purported different ancestral fragments are also properly identified, an important point is being missed (many academic population geneticists make the same possibly incorrect assumptions).  In a large panmictic population, certainly over time you’ll have sufficient scrambling of ancestries so that in an individuals there will be sufficient possibility for meiotic recombination to mix fragments between homologous chromosomes and this breaks up ancestral blocs over time, allowing for an estimation of the arrival of the intrusive elements. But if a small population was interbreeding in isolated communities, then it is possible to have individuals with very high ancestral proportions of the original intrusive stocks, and given mating over time between such individuals any exchanges of chromosome fragments would likely be between fragments of like ancestry.  So large blocs of a given ancestry can be maintained over time, and only start degrading in size relatively recently, given increased human movement.  But let’s not have real life possibilities interfere with the business model.  Send in the shekels!  Pocahontas awaits!

 

How any of this is any better than DNAPrint (was flawed as well) is unclear to me.

Irish Readers and Other Items

Several items.

Over the past few days, we’ve had here (Note: this refers to the Blogger version of the blog, not the WordPress one here) quite a few page views from the Emerald Isle, and I welcome our Irish readers.  I hope you derive utility from this blog.

Racial nationalism in Ireland seems at an earlier stage of development compared to most other Western European nations, as well as in the USA, and in the long run, that is a good thing, as that allows Irish activists to get things on a correct footing at the beginning, and avoid pitfalls, such as that which has impeded the American “movement” (including in America, ironically enough, hostility toward the Irish and Irish-Americans).

I would suggest taking a close look at the work of Dr. Frank Salter on ethnic genetic interests, and to carefully consider the basic tenets described here.

Koreans, contra the heavy-breathing HBDers, are not quite along the road the self-destruction as has been described by those frosty individuals who value East Asians over Europeans.  Speaking of Asia-fanatics, the top photo accompanying the article is as good a visual description for the real derivation of Silk Road White nationalism as any other.  Got to get the Korean girls, as well as the Chinese ones, as border guards for the West, eh?

Buchanan, possibly getting mentally feeble in his old age, confuses the multiculturalist Putin with an ethnonationalist.  Hey, Patrick, there’s a difference between “Russian speakers” and “Russians.”  It’s the difference between civic nationalist multiculturalism and authentic ethnonationalism.

HBD, Pseudoscience, and Sports

More HBD stupidity.

It is unfortunate that a commentator like Devlin, who usually produces intelligent pieces, takes Lynnian HBD flim flam seriously.


Besides Lynn’s usual stupidities* – using achievement tests to “estimate” IQ while ignoring real IQ data for the relevant regions (e.g., Italy**), “estimating” IQ by averaging (!) the results of two different IQ tests given to completely different age groups of a given population (e.g., Ireland), and making gross errors in assigning IQ scores (e.g., from Wikipedia: The datum that Lynn and Vanhanen used for the lowest IQ estimate, Equatorial Guinea, was taken from a group of children in a home for the developmentally disabled in Spain) – HBD seems to breed the sort of moronic “just so” stories that cross over into the realm of pseudoscience. 
What to make of this nonsense:

Certain sports even seem to favor clinal subgroups or crossings over any of the four fundamental racial groups. Cape Coloreds and South Asians are well-represented among successful cricket players, and this may be due to their middling physiques, in which neither ectomorphy not endomorphy nor mesomorphy predominate.

Well, let’s see how someone who is not a HBD cultist would evaluate this.


First, cricket is a sport of interest only to British Empire/Commonwealth peoples. If groups like Cape Coloreds and South Asians are “well-represented among successful cricket players” this is more likely due to default (not many other ethnies are interested in this sport) and due to the large population base of South Asians (of those teeming hordes, someone must be good at cricket), rather than to assume that “middling physiques” make groups better at a competitive sport.
Second, many of the skills required for cricket would be reasonably expected to be similarly required for American baseball, a sport mostly dominated (the few East Asian, Jewish, and mestizo outliers notwithstanding) by European-derived Whites, Negroes, and mulatto Hispanics (per capita vast over-representation by Cubans and Dominicans). 
Third, building on point two, we find that West Indians, who are racially West African, are also “well-represented among successful cricket players” despite deriving from a population base ~ two orders of magnitude smaller than that of South Asians.

From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was one of the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. A number of cricketers considered among the best in the world have hailed from the West Indies: Sir Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, Gordon Greenidge, George Headley, Brian Lara, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Sir Andy Roberts, Alvin Kallicharran, Rohan Kanhai, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner and Sir Viv Richards have all been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Therefore, there is no reason to make hand-waving speculations about how certain sports like cricket are well-suited for “middling physiques.” Indeed, looking at the cricket-baseball comparison, the use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball suggests that non-middling physiques are better suited for both Anglosphere “bat and ball” sports.


*From Wikipedia: Lynn says he want to be remembered as “some loved him, some hated him, but everyone accepted that he kept the faith and told the truth as he saw it”
No, Richard, I think you are a complete fraud…unless “the truth as he saw it” means you are a doddering senile idiot. Either you are cognitively addled or mendacious.
**From Wikipedia: Other large surveys in Italy show much smaller differences in educational achievement.[63][64] Moreover, several subsequent studies based on the direct assessment of IQs failed to report significant differences among Italian regions. On the contrary, the results from the Southern half of the country are sometimes higher than those from the North Central regions.[65]

Best Article So Far to Appear at Counter-Currents

Read it and then read it again.

In my opinion, this is the single best article ever to have appeared at Counter-Currents (including my own).

Many of the lessons outlined here apply not only to the armed phase of struggle, but also to the times we find ourselves in now. For example:

Saul Alinsky writes in Rules for Radicals that organizers must be masters of “political schizophrenia.” They must sincerely believe in what they are doing, if only to give them the strength of will to carry forward in difficult times. However, they should never become a “true believer” in the sense of fully internalizing their own propaganda. The point of politics is to achieve concrete ends, not simply to remain true to a dream. 

The Myth of nationalist (and racial) redemption is True in some platonic sense. That doesn’t mean it has to be a suicide pact. Revolutionaries have to be willing to die for the dream, but idealism does not exempt them from the laws of political reality.

The “movement” can learn from this, as it simultaneously manages to be both too serious/internalizing of its silly dogmas, but, on the other hand, completely non-serious when it comes to practical political work (in all its guises).

It’s unlikely that these Irish revolutionaries were measuring each other’s cephalic indices, or arguing whether they were men above time, beyond time, or unable to tell time. Putting aside the issue that de Valera was a half-Spanish hybrid.
Probably the most serious “movement” folks were the likes of Mathews, Scutari, Lane, etc. – but they misjudged by an order of magnitude their chances of success.