National Review Eunuchs

Ilana Mercer, World Net Daily, April 12, 2012

In an interview with Brian Sack on GBTV, columnist and author John Derbyshire inadvertently anticipated his future in commenting about the dismissal from mainstream of another iconoclast, Patrick J. Buchanan:

“MSNBC is a private company. They can hire and fire who they like. But Buchanan is a serious guy who talks in a serious way about serious issues. Yet he is out of the national conversation. That’s bad.”

Not long after, Derbyshire was dismissed from National Review, where he freelanced. The “girlie boys” of NR had taken offense to “The Talk: Nonblack Version,” a column Derbyshire published at Taki’s Magazine. {snip}

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National Review used to be conservatism’s flagship publication. These days its ideology reflects “Modern Republicanism’s” “dime store New Deal” proclivities (Barry Goldwater’s characterization). Launching oxymoronic attacks on Obamacare for “endangering Medicare”: that’s the extent of NR’s fight to free minds and markets.

Tons of pixels have since been spilt in response to Derbyshire’s article and subsequent dismissal. The dimwitted discourse reflects a polemical landscape from which the Derbs of this world have been uprooted. None of John’s critics can write or reason as he does. None has his “range of historical and literary allusion,” as Mark Steyn observed. John Derbyshire’s is pellucid prose at its best.

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More so than enforcing conformity—ousting John was about safeguarding the future of mediocrity.

As professor Clyde Wilson of Chronicles Magazine has written,“Tocqueville in the 19th century, and Solzhenitsyn in the 20th, noted that conformity of thought is powerfully prevalent among Americans.” Indeed, Americans cannot abide enormous talent, unless it presents itself in a mindless or uncontroversial field: sports or the hard sciences.

Cognitive consonance is what writing in the Age of the Idiot is all about.

The key to success in the scribbling profession is to strike the right balance of mediocrity in writing and thinking, which invariably entails echoing one of two party lines, poorly.

Conservatism once had the genius of James Burnham, Russell Kirk, Frank Chodorov and Felix Morley; now the brand boasts S. E. Cupp, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Rich Lowry, and their editorial enablers. {snip}

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For my part, I cop to Western man’s individualist disdain—could it be his weakness?—for race as an organizing principle. For me, the road to freedom lies in beating back the state, so that individuals may regain freedom of association, dominion over property, the absolute right of self-defense; the right to hire, fire and, generally, associate at will.

I want to see a lot of well-written, wickedly witty, controversial writing in print—in pixels or paper and always at the pleasure of the print’s owner. Why must the consensus-craving mob conflate this last wish with absolute endorsement?

Those who hoist their pitchforks to purge ideological disagreement, in Soviet-style, they are the enemies of civilization, not John Derbyshire.

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  • frmore

    “Safeguarding the future of mediocrity”. Couldn’t have been said better.

  • “Eunuchs?”  Coming from Ilana Mercer, World Net Daily and someone who works with Glenn Beck?  They’re right, granted, but if they want eunuchs, they can just as well find a mirror.

    • Heinrich24

      Amen to that!!!

  • Bottom line: Only white bashing is allowed in any “national conversation about race.”

  • Oil Can Harry

    Mercer calling the Neocon Review wusses “girly boys” must be a reference to when they canned Ann Coulter 10 years back and she tagged them as “girly men”. 

  •  Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

    George Orwell

     John Derbyshire taught me how prophetic George Orwell was.

  • Xanthippe2

    ” I cop to Western man’s individualist disdain—could it be his weakness?—for race as an organizing principle.”
     
    Race is an organizing principle of Mother Nature, not man.  And Western man regarded race as extremely important until very recently.  He didn’t just drop the idea either, it was beaten out of him.

    (Note to the confused: by “man” I mean humans, not just males.)

    • geraldmartin

      And one wonders, WHO was it, that beat the idea of racial consciousness out of Western man? 

      I have no idea.

      • IstvanIN

        Oh, I do.  The only good thing is that they will go down with us!

      • redfeathers

        I do.

        • geraldmartin

          I bet you do!

      • robinbishop34

        Read “The Culture of Critique,” and/or look up Dr. Kevin MacDonald on youTube.

  • crazy_j

     “[…] given their very biased pro Israeli stances.”

    Bias and deception on one front provides grounds for suspicion on all their other fronts. The very biased, pro-Israel stance you cite proves they have a purpose or an agenda to further; anything they else they say can be assumed to also be in furtherance of those goals.

  • JohnEngelman

    For me, the road to freedom lies in beating back the state, so that
    individuals may regain freedom of association, dominion over property, the
    absolute right of self-defense; the right to hire, fire and, generally,
    associate at will. 

     

     – Ilana Mercer, World Net Daily, April 12, 2012      
         
     
    Then she should see nothing wrong with the firing of John Derbyshire. National Review no longer wanted to be associated with him. 

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “For me, the road to freedom lies in beating back the state…”

    This from someone who championed the handover of White-created SA to a communist, White-hating, murderous black regime.  

    SHE and her family hypocritically escaped SA immediately after the takeover she “fought for” while real White victims of the “new, rainbow coaltion” black regime are denied refugee status in Canada and elsewhere:

    This writer and her immediate family, presciently, left South Africa in 1995, shortly after the white minority ceded power to a black majority. A year prior, we had voted in South Africa’s first democratic election. In 1990, I’d been on the Grand Parade in Cape Town, among a crowd of thousands, to witness Nelson Mandela’s release after twenty-seven years in prison (it was a riot, literally). In previous decades my father, Rabbi Ben Isaacson, had been a well-known anti-apartheid activist. With him I attended the inauguration of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and met and took afternoon tea with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Nevertheless, the writing was on the wall.

    Into the Cannibal’s Pot

    Results of the “new rainbow-colored” black regime?

    Between 30,000 – 40,000 minority White citizens have been murdered in South Africa since 1994, and over 3,100 of these lives were innocent farmers. Not just individual farmers, but entire families who are often brutally raped & tortured before killing them…being an isolated White farmer in South Africa is statistically the most dangerous occupation on Earth.

    The CBC, BBC, and CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. continue suppressing these reports…

    http://elliotlakenews.wordpress.com/

    Bon

    • JohnEngelman

      Rich whites can escape the consequences they force on the rest of us.

    • Impertinent

      As I watched apartheid unfold…I knew that the new SA would descend into chaos and brutality. I knew that the savages would rob the gold mines and put it in their teeth…rob the diamond wealth and stick it in their ears and noses…and that they’d be begging the world for “help” as they went broke after 5 years.

      And then rob the IMF ( white ruled countries with money ) of their resources.

      Welfare recipients once more. Like their DNA addled cousins in the USA.When they idolized an insane murderer like Winnie Mandela who invented the “necklace” method of murder.When the entire world expected that savages who were swinging from vines in their jungles would suddenly become the bankers, lawyers and inventors…or capitalists…I knew the white SA’s were doomed to extinction.

      And in a country they had settled in for over 400 years….made SA an economy to be emulated and admired. Only to turn the savages loose. White guilt, PC and all out self loathing whites are the ones guilty of the extermination of a once prosperous nation.

  • ageofknowledge

    Almost the entire U.S. mainstream media is now consolidated in six corporate conglomerates (General Electric, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, and CBS Corporation).

    The FCC has been relaxing ownership regulations the past few years allowing wealthy elitists to cross-own them.

    Given their corporate and wealthy elitist ownership, format, and bias: why should I care about anything they have to say? To me, they are just representative of the problem and not offering any solutions.

  • jeffaral

    Would Ms Ilana Mercer accept a free air ticket back to her homeland Israel?

  • redfeathers

    Does anyone know if it’s easier for people like Mercer to get out of SA than it is for Boers and Afrikaners?

  • Oil Can Harry

    Ilana Mercer did not choose her parents. Rather than criticizing her for being raised in a left-wing household why not give her credit for overcoming that and thinking for herself?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Dubbed the “Rainbow Nation,” for its multiculturalism…

    Western journalist, for whom dreams about the “Rainbow Nation” continue…

    Duly, Mandela, the father of the Rainbow Nation also fathered the Employment Equity Act…

    –Quotes about SA from Into the Cannibal’s Pot

    Yeah, makes about as much sense as $esse Jack$on’s Rainbow “Putsch” Coalition.

    Bon 

  • rudeboi

    We need people like the Derb to remind us how we are thought of.

  •  Right up there with caucasian flesh tones, I suppose. Blame Jesse Jackson for stealing the rainbow and making it something it wasn’t supposed to be.

  • Impertinent

    “Many even claim the hispanics would unite with Whites if  push came to shove and the message I got was that they were “more like us” and “assimilate” more easily.”

    Certainly not Indian blooded central americans or Mexicans. However I think we might have more “kinship” and commonalties with Argentineans, Columbians, Venezuelans, Chileans and Nicaraguans than any species in Africa.

  • Impertinent

    As I watched apartheid unfold…I knew that the new SA would descend into chaos and brutality. I knew that the savages would rob the gold mines and put it in their teeth…rob the diamond wealth and stick it in their ears and noses…and that they’d be begging the world for “help” as they went broke after 5 years. And then rob the IMF ( white ruled countries with money ) of their resources. Welfare recipients once more. Like their DNA addled cousins in the USA.

    When they idolized an insane murderer like Winnie Mandela who invented the “necklace” method of murder.

    When the entire world expected that savages who were swinging from vines in their jungles would suddenly become the bankers, lawyers and inventors…or capitalists…I knew the white SA’s were doomed to extinction. And in a country they had settled in for over 400 years….made SA an economy to be emulated and admired. Only to turn the savages loose. White guilt, PC and all out self loathing whites are the ones guilty of the extermination of a once prosperous nation.

  • Impertinent

    Yea..they’re the only media who have covered Obummers phony ID and birth issues though. Don’t expect CBS..ABC..CNN to do it. We now have to go to the Russian media for the truth?

  • Jews hate us more than Hitler hated them!

  • “All men are  created equal”. ha ha ha how those words have been twisted and screwed up in the filth-ridden mouths of people(?) like The Rev jesse Jackson,the Prez Obama and all the rest of the civil rights brigade. 

  • haroldcrews


    For my part, I cop to Western man’s individualist disdain—could it be his weakness?—for race as an organizing principle. For me, the road to freedom lies in beating back the state, so that individuals may regain freedom of association, dominion over property, the absolute right of self-defense; the right to hire, fire and, generally, associate at will.”

    And what form of private association was it that incurred the wraith of the state and fueled the state’s growth?  By and large it was race as an organizing principle for private association.

  • ed91

     Most women are by nature more forgiving and tolerant than men are.
    ——————————————————————————————

    how does that measure up to the article/comments about black women?

  • ed91

     we hear very little about obama’s forgery and hidden past, or the failure’s of his 3+ years in office—— we hear very little of the racists decisions of eric holder and his group……..   we hear very little of the voter fraud of the past or of Spain now to do our vote counting. 
    We hear very little of our growing inflation and the ongoing printing of dollars. 

     we hear very little.

  • ed91

     white women with their ‘kindness’ and unclear thinking have done a world of harm to whites…….

  • ed91

     it does matter! 
    It is the ‘stick in the eye’ with it’s blatant fraudulence………..
    and to ignore it is to accept the corruption that is/has taken over your country.