Race has been discussed to the point of weariness, yet most discussion consists of little more than wishful thinking, contradiction, and outright malice: “All the races are equal, but whites oppress everyone else. Then again, race doesn’t really exist, which is why we must strive for greater racial diversity.” It is understandable that many people are at once confused by, and sick of, the entire subject—especially white people, the targets of so much blame and hostility. (more…)
The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Race & Racial Differences
Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)
The first two seasons each have two arch-villains: one from the underground, another from the government. In the first season, Tony’s position is threatened by Uncle Junior and by Jimmy Altieri, who turns informant for the federal government. In the second season, the danger escalates on the government front as the primary threat comes from the subversive and patient Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero, (more…)
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It’s been twenty years since it premiered, and twelve since it concluded, so we can now claim with a dose of certainty that we have a historical perspective on it. Yes, folks, I’m talking about The Sopranos, David Chase’s crime drama that redefined modern television. Ditching the episodic format for season-long sagas while still presenting slice-of-life vignettes centered around Tony Soprano, The Sopranos made such hits as Breaking Bad, The Shield, and The Wire possible.
“Hotter than Georgia asphalt”
David Lynch’s Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart is not David Lynch’s best movie, but it is my favorite. I would argue, for instance, that Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man, and The Straight Story are all better films. But for some reason they do not call me back year after year like Wild at Heart.
Wild at Heart was released in the summer of 1990, when Lynch was riding high on Twin Peaks mania. It won the Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes film festival, albeit over vocal protests. (more…)
In which Nicholas R. Jeelvy demonstrates the insidiousness of 19th-century political leftism and its tendency to subvert culture and morality by tugging on the heartstrings of the impressionable and kind.
My own personal journey through Victor Hugo’s epic began at a very young age. (more…)
To say that poverty “causes” crime is like saying that people chewing with their mouths open is what “causes” me to slap them. What exactly do you mean by “causes?” Sure, seeing someone chew with his mouth open may be the reason I choose to slap him. (more…)
The American South provides all kinds of excellent demonstrations for the white liberal’s suppressed, smug, victim-blaming attitudes towards marginalized peoples for their own poor outcomes and problems. Let me be clear: I’m not talking about the idea that rural “white trash” are the one group liberals feel free to openly stereotype and scapegoat, which Jim Goad explored in his Redneck Manifesto almost 20 years ago now.
No, I’m talking about liberals literally being racist towards blacks . . . and literally being too damn stupid to even realize it. (more…)
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There are plenty of us on the Alt Right who are truly not motivated by anything that an ordinary person would think of as “racism.” (more…)
The Accidental Research of David Skarbek’s The Social Order of the Underworld
The Social Order of the Underworld
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
As long as academia compels its scholars to write books in which they avoid asking questions about race, discerning readers will ask such questions for them. The Social Order of the Underworld is one such book. Nominally, it is a study which uses economics to explain prison gangs and their function, structure, and behavior. (more…)
There are two main forms this claim can take: that the war on drugs is racist in intent, e.g. that the war on drugs was created to be racist (whether it is or not); and that the war on drugs is racist in effect, e.g. that the war on drugs targets blacks and Hispanics (more…)
Edwin S. Rubenstein
The Color of Crime: Race, Crime, and Justice in America
Oakton, Virginia: New Century Foundation, 2016
Are we ready to brace ourselves for a little good news?
The 2016 revised edition of The Color of Crime study, released by the American Renaissance New Century Foundation and written by Edwin Rubenstein, reveals quite a bit of it. (more…)
This is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s June 1, 2006 British National Party stump speech in Tameside. A few unintelligible words are marked ???. If you can understand what he is saying, or if you have corrections, please post them as comments below.
“Black lives matter,” goes the sign held by those demonstrating the entirely justified killing of giant wannabe thug Michael Brown. Yes, black lives matter, except when it comes to the major cause of deaths by violent crime among blacks: blacks themselves. (more…)
With Bill de Blasio recently being sworn in as New York mayor, following a campaign that included a fair amount of “reverse dog whistling” about how “racist” the highly successful policing policies of previous administrations had been, we can expect to see a return of faux-naivety and political interference in the battle to control crime in Gotham City. (more…)
Criminology, Elitism, Nihilism:
James Hadley Chase’s No Orchids for Miss Blandish
James Hadley Chase
No Orchids for Miss Blandish
London: Robert Hale, 1939
No Orchids for Miss Blandish was published in 1939 and later appeared in British editions by Robert Hale. Two films were made as a result of it (one of them by Robert Altman), and the Corgi/Transworld paperback editions have been sold all over the world. (more…)