Monday, January 23, 2017

Abortions for all, miniature American flags for no one

Feminism is putatively about gender equality, yet granting "reproductive rights" exclusively to women is anything but. That unrestricted access to abortion is the issue that motivates so many mountains to move is more than a little macabre.

Biology has a way of sorting things out, though. The women who are so motivated are the least nurturing members of the covenhood. The following table and graph show the percentages of women who believe that abortion should be legal in any circumstance by the number of children they have. For contemporary relevance and to avoid racial confounding, all responses are from non-Hispanic whites and are from 2000 onward (n = 4,072):

KidsAbort!
053.5%
146.8%
240.0%
3+30.6%


Restricting abortion is a clumsy, blunt tool for moving closer to sexual parity, but it's the only one men have for asserting any reproductive rights of their own. I write this knowing women are more likely to be pro-life than men are. The fact still remains that more than half of American men do not believe a woman should be able to abort on demand. These are the people who truly have no reproductive rights of their own.

Cases can be made that advances in our understanding of various things strengthen the argument in favor of progressive causes, like the normalization of homosexuality for instance. In the case of abortion, though, the opposite is true. Many babies are now viable at less than six months in the womb. Childbirth is less painful and less dangerous for mothers today than it has been at any other time in human history. Couples wait years for the opportunity to fork over tens of thousands of dollars to raise someone else's (white) infant.

And yet these grotesque women never miss an opportunity to praise the practice.


Parenthetically, my view is that abortion is the termination of a human life, but that not all life is of equal value, either objectively or subjectively. Who? Whom? looms large.

Objectively, terminating a pregnancy in the first trimester is less repulsive than doing so in the third trimester. Euthanizing an infant is less repulsive than euthanizing a twenty year-old, while euthanizing an octogenarian is less repulsive than destroying either of the fetuses, the baby, or the young adult. Subjectively, I care about abortion in Uganda about as much as I care about civil war in the Congo. Abortion inside my Dunbar Number, in contrast, is abhorrent, and in the case of my wife, unthinkable.

That said, it doesn't strike me as unreasonable to require as a general practice both the woman getting the abortion and the man who impregnated her to sign off on it for it to be permitted.

GSS variables used: ABANY, YEAR(2000-2014), RACECEN1(1), SEX, CHILDS

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Social class among Jews and non-Jews in the US

Bernard-Henri Levi is the archetypal elitist Jew. His admonition to his people to be wary of Trump reads like it was written by a caricature that makes Kevin MacDonald an apologist for Jewish ethnomasochism in comparison. To middle American gentiles like myself, it really is something to behold.

If nothing else I'd expect an Ashkenazi intellectual to produce analogies that don't directly undermine the thrust of his argument. For example:
Rabbi Yehudah ran a school that a young Roman swineherd would pass by nearly every day. The students at the school, their heads full of knowledge and a sense of their own superiority, never missed a chance to mock and beat the pig farmer. 
... 
When the rabbi appeared before Diocletian, he recognized the former swineherd, who said to him with spite, “Just because your god performs miracles, you think you can scorn the emperor?”
Diocletian is conventionally credited with pulling the empire out of the so-called "crisis of the third century"--a time of vicious civil wars, barbarian invasions, economic collapse, and general chaos--by reorganizing the empire, instituting badly needed reforms of the political, economic, and military systems, and creating a power-sharing agreement with other rulers so as to avoid having so much power invested in a single person at the top.

Parenthetically, Diocletian is also famous today for his persecution of Christians. There were other emperors, like the Flavians and Hadrian, who are more notorious for their persecution of Jews than he is.

And then there's this:
I cite this story because it provides a good metaphor for the West today, where, as in ancient Rome, the triumph of nihilism can enable a pig farmer — anybody — to become emperor.
So it turns out Trump wasn't actually born with a silver spoon in his mouth! Instead, his life is the story of a rags-to-riches story of an uppity nouveau riche who has gotten way too big for his britches.

Anyway, the takeaway from the paranoid ramblings of this neutoric is that social class is a big deal to Jews, and they're of a higher class than you are, especially BHL himself.

From the GSS, social class among Jews (n = 359) and everyone else (n = 19,387). For contemporary relevance, all responses are from 2000 onward:


While more than half of non-Jewish Americans are either lower-class or working-class, fewer than one-in-five Jews are. Jews are no more likely to be working-class than to be upper-class. Non-Jews, in contrast, are more than 15x as likely to be working-class as to be upper-class. Jews are also over 400% more likely to be members of the upper-class than non-Jews are.

Trump's working-class appeal is repulsive to Jews, who view the Dirt People with a mixture of pity and scorn.

GSS variables used: RELIG(1-2,4-13)(3), YEAR(2000-2014), CLASS

Just another mess for the patriarchy to clean up

Inadequate intersectionality among feminists and environmentalists
No easy task--imagine wearing five 20lb weight vests while you walk!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Be careful what you wish for

The idea that violence is primarily being done by Trump supporters against Trump opponents has become increasingly risible over the last year-and-a-half. It's long since passed the point of absurdity and has now reached the point of being embarrassing even for most moderate leftists to treat seriously.

The quantity of video evidence refuting the blood libel mendaciously spread by fake news and their lickspittle lackeys is overwhelming. The cache grew larger still during Trump's inauguration yesterday:







Psychological projection is an important concept to understand in making sense of how cultMarxists are constantly warning about violence being done by Trump supporters. These people are characterized by a dangerous mixture of self-righteous zeal and a bully's intolerance for anyone who disagrees with them about anything. There are lots of comments to news stories on these events about how Trump supporters have it coming to them, that violence against "Nazis" is justified, etc.

The danger they pose is dwarfed by the danger they are exposing themselves to, however. The vast majority of the people doing the attacking are devoid of any actual relationship with violence--they aren't in shape, they're not physically strong, they've never trained in any martial art, they don't own guns (let alone have any idea how to use them), etc. These are self-entitled, prospectless omegas living off student loans or their parents in urban and suburban aquariums. If they acted like this in the ocean they'd be hanging from street lights in a matter of minutes.

With Trump in the White House and Jeff Sessions as AG, law enforcement across the country is probably going to significantly step up the severity of how they deal with the left's violent street rabble. If the authorities to whom we've outsourced the execution of violence fail to do so, middle Americans will do it themselves.

It's going to be an interesting eight years.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Diversity is strength! It's also... unhappiness and mistrust

Happiness quotients, by race, computed by taking the percentages of GSS participants who self-describe as "very happy" and subtracting from them the percentages who say they're "not too happy", presented in both table and graph formats. The higher the score, the happier the group. For contemporary relevance all responses are from 2000 onward (n = 15,414):

RaceHQ
Whites23.5
Asians17.9
Blacks8.4
American Indians7.3
Hispanics5.7


We can speculate about causation until we're blue in the face but it doesn't change the conclusion that a whiter America would be a happier America. A country for Ice People would be only modestly less sunny, while a Sun People society would be quite frigid indeed.

Blue people are happiest of all
A whiter America would also be a more trusting America. The following table and subsequent graph show the percentages of people, by race, who say that "generally speaking, most people can be trusted". Again for contemporary relevance all responses are from 2000 onward (n = 11,715):

Race%Trusting
Whites39.6
Asians34.5
American Indians16.2
Blacks16.1
Hispanics14.6


Among many other things, a modern economy requires a high-trust society. As social trust continues to decline across the West, so will the the standard-of-living and quality-of-life the West enjoys.

There's a way for the Occident to avoid this fate. It starts with more Orban and less Obama, more Trump and no more Merkel.

GSS variables used: RACECEN1(1,2,3,4-10,15-16), TRUST(1-2), HAPPY(1,3), YEAR(2000-2014)