Heritage Was Wrong

Robert VerBruggen, National Review Online, May 13, 2013

As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ.

The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. It’s a pity that none of Richwine’s detractors seem to have seriously engaged the paper, because an actual discussion of the ideas therein would be fruitful.

Conservative think tanks emerged as a parallel institution—they were intended to provide a safe haven for right-leaning academics in light of the fact that academia itself was hostile to politically incorrect thought. In this context Richwine’s dismissal seems like a scene out of Bizarro World: The dissertation earned its author a doctorate, and it bore the signatures of Harvard professors Christopher Jencks, a social-policy researcher who once sat on the board of The American Prospect; George Borjas, a labor economist; and Richard J. Zeckhauser, a political economist. And yet years after its publication it caused the resignation of its author from a conservative think tank.

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The dissertation makes two significant contributions to the immigration debate. One, it offers a detailed analysis of Hispanic assimilation as measured by IQ scores. And two, it offers a serious argument for using IQ testing in immigration policy. In addition, the dissertation takes a stance on the fraught question of whether racial IQ gaps are genetic in origin; on this Richwine’s position, that they are, is highly contestable, but it is also plausible given the current state of scientific knowledge.

This is not the place to lay out a full defense of intelligence testing—this article from 1995 remains a good starting point—but a few things are beyond dispute. One, regardless of what intelligence is, psychometricians have developed useful tests based on the idea of measuring it; a person’s IQ correlates strongly with everything from his grades in high school to his likelihood of going on welfare. Two, some groups of people perform better on these tests than others; these gaps can’t be explained by bias in the tests, they correspond to gaps in real-world outcomes, and one such gap is between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites. And three, regardless of why these group differences exist, they do not always disappear—and sometimes they barely budge—when social conditions improve for underperforming groups.

It may be unseemly to ask what might happen with Hispanic IQ as Hispanics move from immigration to assimilation. But given the above facts, and given the reality of large-scale Hispanic immigration to the U.S., there is no denying that the answer is relevant to the future of this country.

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In short, though we are constantly assured that the current crop of immigrants will integrate into American society just as easily as previous waves did, much of the actual data on Hispanic assimilation provide reason for concern. The addition of IQ scores to this body of evidence is helpful.

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Of course, none of this is what bothered Richwine’s critics. What they objected to was Richwine’s argument that “the totality of the evidence suggests a genetic component to group differences in IQ.”

To be sure, it’s arguable that Richwine should have avoided the subject, and not just for reasons of political correctness. He admits this argument isn’t crucial to his thesis—regarding immigration, what matters isn’t whether differences are genetic, but whether they improve over time, a related but not identical question. Further, research into group IQ differences has typically focused on the black–white gap, not the gap between immigrants and American natives—and “Hispanic” is an ethnic rather than a racial category, making any inquiry into the effect of genes incredibly difficult. As a result, Richwine presents evidence that has to do with whether racial gaps in general might be genetic, not whether the particular gap between Hispanic Americans and their native peers is.

But is the argument really outside the realm of legitimate academic discussion, and is it “racist”?

In my own view, we don’t yet have a good picture of how genes, intelligence, and race interact. We certainly know that genes and intelligence are related and that race and genes are related, but it’s hard to say more with confidence. On the one hand, IQ gaps are fairly consistent around the world, and they have proven stubborn in the face of dedicated efforts to erase them. On the other hand, IQ scores are clearly influenced by things such as culture, poverty, and so on, and groups’ scores sometimes change over time.

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These sorts of debates are resolved by having scholars take different views, conduct research, and make their case, confident that their current and future “educational institutions” will not punish them for doing so. Indeed, today genome research is progressing at a rapid clip, with scientists worldwide making fascinating discoveries almost constantly. (Soon, I hope, this work will render the research Richwine cites, much of which is decades old, obsolete.) The Left would like to cut this process off, expelling from polite society—with the help of a conservative think tank in this case—any researcher who dares to defend the hereditarian view.

The Left’s labeling of Richwine’s argument as “racist” is especially dangerous. In modern America it is axiomatic that “racism,” whatever it is, is wrong—and this is a good thing. It therefore is a mistake to define racism to include falsifiable hypotheses in addition to racial hatred. If Richwine’s view is racist, what are we to do if it turns out to be correct?

I am doubtful that a serious discussion will emerge about any of this. But we have learned something important here: Harvard professors will go where the Heritage Foundation fears to tread.

[Editor’s Note: Readers will recall that National Review, the magazine which published the above article, recently fired two of its columnists, John Derbyshire and Robert Weissberg, for similar thought crimes.]

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  • The__Bobster

    LOL! There are several VDARE writers who used to work for the cowardly National Review but got fired for not being PC.

    • Manaphy

      National Review is a cesspool of Neo-Cons, Israel-Firsters, RINO’s, and spineless Hispanderers. There are hardly any real Conservatives in that dark corner of the world.

      • Morris LeChat

        all of the “old establishment” conservative organizations are quickly becoming obsolete, irrelevant, downright pathetic. Conservatism itself is being discredited. It made the fatal mistake, a long time ago, of taking the position that race and ethnicity was not important, that the “values” of this country were more important and that any group of people can come here and be Americans. This just isn’t so. WE have seen that this is just not so. Other groups are not at all interested in being American, they are not even capable of it. They are attracted to what white Europeans have created here, but they can not understand it nor sustain it. DNA creates more than individuals, it creates cultures. Those “values”, the heritage of the Magna Carta, the heritage of the “allthing-witenagemot-Parliament-MagnaCarta-Constitutional Government- they all only are important in the context in which they were born. That context is the governing philosophy of a society of European peoples. Outside of that context, it dies a quick death. And those organizations that have abandoned their loyalty to their blood are also now dying. Conservatism is dead, long live white nationalism!

        • HamletsGhost

          The rot started at the beginning, when William F. Buckley proudly evicted those nasty anti-Semites from the conservative movement. It’s been kosher since the 1960s.

          When Buckley died, his stiff corpse received hosannas of praise from the usual suspects for making conservatism “respectable”. Neutered would have been a better word. I guess getting invited to all those parties in Manhatten were more important to ol’ Yaler belly.

      • Paleoconn

        If Buckley is the father of American conservatism and the guy we should look to for guidance, we are in deep trouble. Neocon central. Conservatism Inc.

  • bigone4u

    In the reading I did on Amren over the weekend, Richwine’s professors didn’t throw him under the bus, but they didn’t vigorously defend him the way they should have. The tryranny of the word “racist” was in full bloom last Friday, with even tenured Harvard profs uncertain of how to respond.

    How about the rest of us? What would happen to us if we publicly took the heriditarian view on racial differences in IQ and related behaviors? We would be demonized and fired, that’s what.

    As science progresses and the heriditarian view is confirmed I would like to think that the cry wolf of crying racism would cease, but it won’t. Our enemies are the enemies of truth and freedom and must be treated that way.

    • wattylersrevolt

      Do you think Jared could mop the floor up with well known IQ testing critic Psychologist Robert Stienberg? Jared couldn’t. Liberals who understand the major statiscal and conceptual issues in IQ testing can keep Jared debating for a loooong time..long enough to take the focus off of the race-replacement issue amd long enough to make Native Born White Americans a violently persecuted racial minority in China “America”.

      Metal Trader in NH

      You are sabotaging the revolt against race-replacement..why are you doing this?

      • Nathanwartooth

        I’ve listened to just about every Jared debate out there on YouTube.

        Jared puts up a good fight, but these guys who he debates are professionals at using selective data, nonsense lines that sound good and all kinds of logical fallacies.

        When a Creationist and an Atheist debate, the Creationist can easily “win”. It’s all about winning over the audience, not winning the argument.

        • Eagle_Eyed

          Well I’d hope so. Modern atheism is literally self-defeating.

      • Morris LeChat

        conservatism and IQ based justification of white existence are discredited, it is time for us to embrace white nationalism

        • wattylersrevolt

          You got it bro…but as I like to call it: The Native Born White American Patriot Movement. This way of putting it provokes much more fear in the enemy.

      • JohnEngelman

        You are sabotaging the revolt against race-replacement..why are you doing this?

        – wattylersrevolt

        Jared Taylor is doing it because race realism requires an accurate understanding of how IQ averages differ between the races.

  • thurlow

    National Review still publishes? I haven’t read that since they bowed down to the Bantu god of diversity and fired John Derbyshire for speaking the truth.

    • Who is really reading NR? Definitely not the twentysomethings the GOP needs to go for. Libs don’t read it either. I may read it when I feel like getting Pss_d off.

  • Conservative think tanks emerged as a parallel institution—they were intended to provide a safe haven for right-leaning academics in light of the fact that academia itself was hostile to politically incorrect thought. In this context Richwine’s dismissal seems like a scene out of Bizarro World: The dissertation earned its author a doctorate, and it bore the signatures of Harvard professors Christopher Jencks, a social-policy researcher who once sat on the board of The American Prospect; George Borjas, a labor economist; and Richard J. Zeckhauser, a political economist. And yet years after its publication it caused the resignation of its author from a conservative think tank.

    What is he talking about? Conservatism Inc is its own parallel politburo with its own thought police. These words come from a magazine, NR, which has historically been the most politburo-y institution in all of Conservatism Inc.

  • wattylersrevolt

    As I prediced, Jared and Peter Brimelow are going to transform AR and vdare.com into IQ test score psychometric central…how depressing.
    Question for you Jared:if hispanics all had IQ’s between 300 and 3,000 would the case for race-replacing Native Born White Americans increase by even a bit? I sure as hell think the obvious answer is:No. Now Jared, if you agree with me on this point…then the obvious conclusion is that IQ test scores and race is 100 percent irrelevant to the race-replacement issue. Think of all the other things that we could be discussing such as the threat asians pose to Amerca’s wildlife.
    Since you have probably made contact with Jason Richwine..why don’t you ask him if he supports the H-1 and L-1 B visa program.
    If anyone wants to know what a catastrophe this all is…obessession with IQ Test Sscores and Race…go have a look at a video of two shows of Donahue MSNBC 11 years ago..the whole discussion was sideracked when Donahue asked Jared a question about Race and IQ…Jared swallowed the bait..and this happened right after a 40 year White Male spoke in highly agitated way about being passed over for promotion at an engineering company for a 25 year male hindu engineer off-the-boat beneficiare of the H-1 B visa program..Jared you have learned nothing in 11 years.
    Jared if you can’t say publicly that you don’t want to import hispanics because you don’t want to be a racial minority within the borders of America..then you should close down AR..same message to Brimelow. The issue of Race and IQ is 100 percent irrelevant to what I just wrote.
    I can only conclude that you and Brimelow are going out of your ways to sidetrack an intense and focused discussion on the race-replacement issue. And my deepest suspicion is asianphile proclivities.
    Watch the repellant Pat Buchannan making the rounds on MSNBC and FOX making the case for Asian Legal immigration…you have been warned!!!

    • wattylersrevolt

      Native Born White American Youth have been driven out of the California University system by Asians, and Jared Taylor and Peter Brimelow want to have an endless debate about IQ tests scores and Race.
      Asians in our America are actively involved in the destrution of thousands of year acquired Enginering,Scientific, and Medical Exprience…the realm of genocide…and Jared and the metal trader in NH want to have an endless debate about IQ test score pyschometics..by the time it ends..Native Born White Americans will be a violently persecuted racial minority in China “America”.
      The IQ test score debate makes post-1965 immigration an economic issue which open the door wide open for an economic case for race-replacing the Native Born White American Majority…of course, what this the core of Brimelows Immigration Moratorium..when labor is very scarce..and Native Born White Americans have a very high real wage..let the asian back in!!! I do not trust Brimelow.

      • Nathanwartooth

        Have you even watched a video by Jared? I don’t think you have.

        I onlycare about IQ only as much as it interests me as a topic. Outside that, I want to keep White countries White because I like White culture and it’s people. Just like Blacks want to keep Black countries run by Blacks because well… they prefer it that way. IQ doesn’t figure into that.

      • sbuffalonative

        Where are all the great technological and scientific breakthroughs coming from? Mexico? Peru? Puerto Rico? Chile?

        Who are the people making these breakthroughs?

    • I am definitely, positively not too concerned about IQ topics, but I thought Jared has stated in simple terms that White people becoming a minority in our own country is not a good thing.

    • sbuffalonative

      If Hispanics had high IQ they wouldn’t need to co-opt white societies. What does that make them?
      No, Hispanics have lower IQ. They need others to create societies for them.

      • wattylersrevolt

        southbuffalonative…I have been to Illio Di Paolo’s restaurant for several pre-wedding diners…your point-concern is 100 percent irrelevant. Keep them out because they are not our kind,because we are competing with them for the scarce Living and Breeding Space of America,because they breed like the lowly battaria species and generate explosive nonwhite population growth,violent hispanic gangs..more generally:how would Native Born White Americans benefit from being a violently persecuted racial minority within the borders of a giant septic tank on the verge of ecological collapse…same reason to keep the chinese,hindus,sihks,pakis, and koreans out of our America.

        Since you are from South Buffalo, can I assume you are an Irishman such as myself?

    • The__Bobster

      Highly doubtful. He will be fired and replaced by John Engelman.

  • Athling

    NRO and Heritage are run by spineless geldings. The leftoids in the Ministry of Truth would have full-on heart attacks if a link between genetics and IQ were proved. This would destroy their world view. The Equality Empire, built on lies and half-truths, would come tumbling down upon them.

    • “Geldings” — I like that! That means that The Heritage Foundation has no balls.

  • MekongDelta69

    Above is my biggest laugh of the day.

    The hypocritical NRO attacking the Heritage Foundation. They’re both eunuch operations.

  • The reason he has to go was because opening the debate on IQ and immigration only would lead eventually to the the debate that must not be held, the one on black IQ

  • David Ashton

    “Racist” like “sexist” is losing any precision it might have had as a definition, and is becoming a vague term of abuse or denunciation like “fascist”, “far-right”, “extremist”, “chauvinist”, “elitist”, etc. In time, it will be as familiar and as “frightening” as “bolshie”.
    The first response to it must be “What do you mean by that?” The second, “So what?” In some cases, the reply: “That’s hate speech” might be appropriate.

    Worth re-reading is George Orwell’s “Newspeak” appendix to “1984”.

    • Rhialto

      You’re right, these words have become no more than insults, but effective insults because of massive liberal indoctrination.

      I’ve had liberals call* me “racist”. My reply is that I try to be a racist, but living in an environment infested with liberals, makes blacks and other non-whites seem like nice people. That ended the discussion.

      *These discussions took place in bars, not homes or workplaces.

  • Anon

    Conservative think tanks emerged as a parallel institution—they
    were intended to provide a safe haven for right-leaning academics in
    light of the fact that academia itself was hostile to politically
    incorrect thought.

    I take great exception to that description. That isn’t even close to being true. It never has been and only by the loosest criteria can anything these institutions ever discussed, let alone promoted (at least in public) could be said to be politically incorrect. A kind description of them would be liberal lite. They promote liberalism and liberalism ONLY until the point of radical communism….which they reject…..as quietly and inoffensively as possible.

    To complain about “spinelessness” is ludicrous. It assumes these people at one time had a spine. It assumes they EVER, even once, promoted anything white or were ever honest about any racial issue. Ironically, only those formally on the left ever did that. Back when the Ku Klux Klan was a political entity not to be trifled with….and their vehicle was the democratic party…..opposed I must insist people recognize, by the very same people who today, label themselves as conservatives. You expect our enemies to come over to our side simply because their traditional opponents switched sides? Now, that is unreasonable.

    A much more realistic description of these folks is controlled opposition. In the past, they were openly anti-white. The democrats were openly pro-white. Corruption made the party vulnerable and the GOP attacked them relentlessly in combination with the traitors in the media and carefully planted agents in the courts. The anti-white GOP defeated the pro-white Klan. They thoroughly destroyed their reputation. They essentially took over the now dead democratic party and filled it with the most radical of the anti-whites.

    Now, the two groups work together. Same goals. Same anti-white agenda. Only the “conservatives” hold the promise of white advocacy out as a carrot to whites they never allow us to catch. Every single time, without a single exception, whenever it matters, they conveniently fold and feign cowardice. Well, it’s not cowardice. It’s deception. They never have and never will promote white issues….ever. They never have and never will honestly talk about race, especially the negatives of anti-whites. They exist to deflect such things and shut people up. That is their job and no other.

    White people need to figure this out. And they are. Most whites I talk to have some concept that ours is a one party with two heads rather than a two party system. And know that conservatism is an outright sham.

    White people need to reject conservatism. Reject democracy also (which is equally a sham). There is no where to go from where we are except a totalitarian state. It’s going to happen. And it’s nothing anyone in any way gets to choose. Instead, a small group is going to force itself on the rest.

    The goal of white nationalists should be to make sure that, when (not if) that happens, such a group is unreasonably and incorrigibly pro-white. It is literally, the only way.

    And don’t think I advocate overthrowing the government because that’s not going to happen. As long as the current government functions, they own you…..just as firmly as if they had a shock collar attached to your neck.

    That isn’t the issue at all. The issue is that the government is collapsing. It’s collapsing purposefully. There are two camps in those who run things. The true believers who think this way is the best way. They are wrong and incompetent to boot. Their efforts amount to massive lolfail. But the other camp WANTS such a collapse. They think white people will accept ANYTHING in the wake of such a collapse….and they intend overt slavery and genocide. These are the dangerous ones because they may be right. In the wake of a collapse will whites, in general, resist, or collaborate. That is a disturbing question with no straightforward answer.

    Our task is to stockpile guns, ammo, food, water, gasoline and other needful things and network with like minded people….for now. After the collapse is when we are going to be needed. White people are going to need to be forced to 1) protect themselves, 2) rebuild civilization, 3) keep out non-whites and 4) hang those who want to enslave them. They have to be forced because all evidence suggests they won’t do so themselves and instead will wait passively until told what to do. If we don’t do this, they will quietly go along with our own enslavement and murder.

    And then the white race will be done.

    Does any of that in any way have anything to do with conservatism? No, it doesn’t. Conservatism is a red herring. Don’t fall for it. After two generations of intense time, money, effort and focus, it is absolutely clear that it leads nowhere.

    • whitecross

      “Our task is to stockpile guns, ammo, food, water, gasoline and other needful things and network with like minded people….for now. After the collapse is when we are going to be needed. White people are going to need to be forced to 1) protect themselves, 2) rebuild civilization, 3) keep out non-whites and 4) hang those who want to enslave them. They have to be forced because all evidence suggests they won’t do so themselves and instead will wait passively until told what to do. If we don’t do this, they will quietly go along with our own enslavement and murder.”

      There’s only one way out of this, and you all know what that is.

      It’s time to start weeding the vineyard.

      In the meantime, putting pressure on the players involved in sabotaging our country is a great idea. When whites see that the cumulative results of all the administration’s sins piled up against them comes to nothing, then the real work can begin. And no one can deny the holiness and necessity of that work.

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    So genes are related to IQ. And genes are related to race (duh), but we can’t say that IQ is related to race? Too soft and rotten to think.

    • Nathanwartooth

      Oh that line was the stupidest line in a stupid article.

      It’s like saying “Electrical signals tell my brain about pain. When I get punched in the face I feel pain. But being punched may not be what turns on the electrical signals that makes me feel pain”.

      It’s nonsense.

    • StillModerated

      Thumbs up for the name! Iechy dda!

    • AnalogMan

      Not really..Genes are related to eye colour. Genes are related to size. Size is not related to eye colour.

      They’re different genes. If you could show that the same genes are related to both, you’d have a case. For example, if you could show that blue-eyed people are (statistically) significantly taller than brown-eyed people.

      In the case of racial differences in IQ, we have such statistical evidence, but it doesn’t logically follow from the premises that both are influenced by genes.

      • David Ashton

        It is not necessary to demonstrate specific gene linkage as such when discussing for example breeding groups in large numbers where there are statistical associations between genetic characters. An individual with black skin may have a high IQ, but black-skinned population may have a lower IQ on average. Or (improbably) vice versa. This may be relevant when social activities occur on a large group scale, such as biological integration (crossing). There is good reason to believe that IQ has a genetic basis among all human individuals in every breeding group.

  • The Left’s labeling of Richwine’s argument as “racist” is especially dangerous. In modern America it is axiomatic that “racism,” whatever it is, is wrong—and this is a good thing.

    I don’t know if the author realizes what he did here, but it can be summed up by saying: A rose by any other name…

  • JohnEngelman

    On the one hand, IQ gaps are fairly consistent around the world, and they have proven stubborn in the face of dedicated efforts to erase them. On the other hand, IQ scores are clearly influenced by things such as culture, poverty, and so on, and groups’ scores sometimes change over time.

    – Robert VerBruggen, National Review Online, May 13, 2013

    The second sentence contradicts the first, and seems to have been added for cover.

    • Nathanwartooth

      He is basically saying that poverty may cause the IQ gap so don’t freak out.

      This article is so hypocritical it is amazing.

    • Morris LeChat

      uh oh, the subject of IQ came up again and john has his bottle of hand cream and cleanex at the ready again

  • JohnEngelman

    Conservative think tanks emerged as a parallel institution—they were intended to provide a safe haven for right-leaning academics in light of the fact that academia itself was hostile to politically incorrect thought.

    – Robert VerBruggen, National Review Online, May 13, 2013

    It is perfectly safe in the United States to argue for lower taxes for corporations and rich people, fewer regulations on corporations, more business subsidies for corporations, and more military spending. That is what conservative think tanks advocate.

    It is dangerous to argue for race realism and hereditarianism.

    • Morris LeChat

      conservatism is dead, it is dead dead dead dead dead, it is dead because it won’t dare speak about what the real problem is RACE, and RACE replacement! Everyone sees their cowardice! Cowards, do not motivate people! Cowards do not inspire anything other than DISGUST! What the heritage foundation has done is DISGUSTING. Romney’s cowardice in the last campaign was DISGUSTING!

      • Luca

        My belief is that Liberals are the real problem. they promote diversity, affirmative action, welfare, immigration, gay marriage, political correctness, etc. They embolden, enhance, engineer and cultivate the problems.

        The weeds in the garden are bad enough by themselves, but when you have someone watering and fertilizing them, while actively ripping out the vegetables, well… I think you get my point.

  • potato78
  • White Mom in WDC

    The writing is on the wall. America has no standards anymore in behavior, in civility, and in productivity. It truly is the Titantic slowly sinking as glimmers of vibrant diversity sing kumbaya and hold hands as they go down with it. What is intelligence? What is criminal behavior? What are good manners? The answer is there is no answer. That’s it. There is no ‘truth’ as it is relative and in the moment.

    • Morris LeChat

      so why don’t you just go out and blow your brains out if it is that bad? Why even bother writing a post if you think it is all over? What we have is a crisis of cowardice. The man who gets up and starts speaking the truth will gain a huge following. Every time a white man hints that he might be the one to do this people get excited, but every time, so far, that person has turned out to be a huge disappointment, a nothing, an empty politician. The last one was Christie, who became an obsamma bum kisser after a hurricane. That fool has NO future as a politician anymore but he thinks a weight loss makeover will somehow get him on track. He is American Idle material, that is all. No, someone REAL will pop up. JT is saying truths that no one dares speak, but he is very cautious about it. A perspn will come along with a more George Patton approach, and then big changes will occur.

      • George

        I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
        And to the Republic for which it stands.
        One nation, under God, indivisible,
        With liberty and justice for all.

        Repeat as necessary, Morris, until you feel a stirring. Try repeating it to yourself three or four times.

        I’m speaking to you as a Canadian citizen. My fealty is to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. I’m a United Empire Loyalist, and one of HM loyal subjects. Absolutely nothing will sway me from my duty to my sovereign.

        But…pay heed to those stirring words in your oath of allegiance. The pledge that students take every morning in school. One nation. Under God. Indivisible.

        That nation, Morris, is worth fighting for. One nation. Under God. Liberty and justice for all. You have the Honour, Morris, of being part of the American experiment.

        Ponder those words, Morris. Think of what they mean to you. Think of what they mean to 300 million Americans. Tired, poor, yearning to breathe free. Consider how you are a part of an amazing experiment in liberal thought — not modern-day liberalism, but how your confreres in Boston, or Lexington, or Concord considered the word. How thousands fought and died for their concept of liberty. How white nationalists today consider it.

        America has a promise. America has a duty to the white world. America has a duty to herself.

        America is free.

        Use your First Amendment rights, and speak up for truth!

        Speak out, man! Write to your Senator. Write to your state’s congressmen! Talk to your neighbours! Speak out online! Spread your message until the hills resound: This is a white nation. Under God, we will defend it to our death.

        Resist tyranny! Whether it derive from George III (not really), or Obama i, assert your rights! This is a clarion call to you. Do you hear the Tocsins tolling?

        Do you? Can you hear the bells calling you to action?

        Morris, I beg you. Write your congressmen today. Not tomrrow — today. Speak out about immigrants. Speak out about black-on-white crime. Speak truth to power. Speak truth.

        Morris, on behalf of all white societies, I bsg you…speak truth.

        • whitecross

          Big fail,George.

          I forgive your lack of knowledge of American history as I’m not up on all the ins-and-outs of foreign cultures and policies either. Though,I am not completely ignorant.

          That pledge was a form of ritual and public humiliation for the good guys who lost the Civil War. It was invented at the end of the Civil War to ensure the good guys were properly humiliated about standing up to the evil Empire,the union, and demanding the states’ rights freedoms that our Constitution suggests as the best solution for our country for preserving freedom against the tyranny of democracy.

          The “under god” part was added in the 50’s as a way of showing our cultural superiority to the atheist Communists that we were fighting at the time.

          I do not pledge allegiance to the flag, or the tyrannical democracy for which it stands. Neither do I recognize ours as either “one nation” OR “indivisible” and feel that for the sake of maintaining the basic freedoms guaranteed by our founding documents, the nation MUST be divided into free states and slave states once more.

          Only this time, the slaves are members of all races, and they chose their slavery to an un-American government willingly. Whatever,let them suffer all the evils of their folly THEMSELVES, I will not sit idly by as they drag free men into bondage with them.

          Many of you in other countries talk about Americans a lot. Some of you with praise,some with condemnation,and some by damning with faint praise.

          Within 50 years, you will see the true character of the American revealed.

          Who we are is a people who will not suffer tyranny or tyrants. A people who insist on personal liberty as the minimum condition and would prefer anarchy to bad government. We are a people who will suffer and starve and freeze rather than take the easy road,we stand up for principle above profit.

          Americans would rather be dead than to live without freedom.

          The true American spirit is embodied in words such as “Give me liberty or give me death!”. The pledge of allegiance is an anti-American imposture foisted upon our long-suffering people.

          People used to speak of American bravery, I can assure you that our people aren’t any braver than yours, or anyone’s (well,maybe the French). But we are historically incapable of imagining any other fate for ourselves than freedom. For that, we are willing to give up ANYTHING. No enemy is terrible enough to eclipse the fear we have of living in even the most comfortable state of tyranny.

          I hope the both of us live long enough that I may demonstrate the glory of the true American spirit to you.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Your message resonates with me. I see so many people cower in fear. What life is worth living if you live in fear? I am tired of having to watch what I say because some minority may get offended. Hell, just being alive as a white American with virtue and ethics and just basic sustenance is offensive to people. Oh well. I am here. Deal with it masses of asses. I believe the American spirit is alive but that it will rise up in another region but not in the tyrannical ’empire’ we have today. It will rise up in people who will free themselves if it and create a new nation, a White European based nation.

          • whitecross

            God bless you. Yes, what we are seeing with these “micro-aggressions” incidents is the contempt that the parasites we have attempted to elevate to our own level with our blood,sweat,and tears, expressing their latent HATE for all things white.

            “Ok,you’re no longer chanting ‘Ship them back to Africa!’,now we just need to do something about your offensive white presence in our Ivy League schools”.

            That’s how they think.

            They took low-level grumblings by whites and blew them up into some kind of evil juggernaut of oppression, then they construct an assembly line of segregation,marginalization,disenfranchisement,and hostility against whites and chafe to call it racism!

            DO NOT FEAR THEM.

            Fear of them will kill our civilization. Instead, call them out publicly, and suffer whatever punishments they inflict upon you for telling the truth. They won’t be able to punish for long. When whites assert themselves, the REST OF THE WORLD quakes in fear.

            You are a good soldier in our cause, as is every white woman with white children. They may be able to silence or stigmatize you,but they will not be so lucky with your children. One generation after another of more and more assertive whites,cleansed of the system’s racist propaganda.

            That is how we will beat them,as long as everyone does their part.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Right on. It just takes one candle light up a dark room. I have no choice but to fight as it is my job to do so for my kids

          • David Ashton

            Most Americans love freedom, but Americans must therefore remain Americans.

        • MBlanc46

          It’s only been around since 1892 and the Under God bit since 1954. It wasn’t bequeathed to us by the revolutionary generation. It was just stunt to open a world’s fair with.

        • David Ashton

          This British monarchist is pleased to see a Canadian loyalist. Hope this confession will not undermine my standing on this site.

      • White Mom in WDC

        I have given up on America but not a white nation. This nation is becoming a bastion of fat, dumb, turds who beat up people. Are you saying you would fight for theses masses? I will fight for white lineage and what that means and for the white middle and working classes but nit the elite and their arce kissing turdheads. No way. This system needs a major overhaul

        • MBlanc46

          More than an overhaul.

  • Remember, the ultimate self-hating white “conservative,” late football player-turned Congressman Jack Kemp, for years was a Heritage Senior Fellow. I saw this one coming years ago. It only was a question of when.

    • JohnEngelman

      The American people may respect the judgment of a former football quarterback. They are less likely to be interested in his ideas.

      Jack Kemp had three ideas: it is always a good idea to cut taxes; deficits don’t matter; anyone in the United States can become rich.

      They are all bogus ideas. His optimism was based on irrational enthusiasms. His economic recommendations were dangerous and fraudulent.

      The only reason he became a Heritage Senior Fellow is because he told people what they wanted to hear.

      Jason Richwine was fired because he told the truth.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        Kemp (former HUD secretary) also thought that moving poor people into home ownership was a near-guaranteed way to elevate them into the middle class. I heard him wave this notion around when he spoke at my university in 1992. Fast forward 15 years to the Minority Mortgate Meltdown and the Great Recession – his ideas didn’t quite pan out as he’d predicted.

        • JohnEngelman

          He probably wanted to buy houses for them by borrowing more money from Communist China.

          Slums are the products of the people who live in them. The members of the underclass carry their slums around with them like turtles carrying their shells.

          • David Ashton

            Borrowing your own money from China?

      • MBlanc46

        “The only reason [Kemp] became a Heritage Senior Fellow is because he told people what they wanted to hear. ” Well, told some people what they wanted to hear.

        • JohnEngelman

          The delusion that it is always a good idea to cut taxes, and that tax cuts generate so much economic growth that the budget can be balanced without cutting popular middle class entitlements is something most Americans like to hear.

          In 1980 Ronald Reagan was elected president telling that to to the voters. In 1984 he was reelected by a landslide repeating the delusion, although by then it was obviously not true.

          That dishonesty was equivalent to liberals saying that more social reform and social welfare spending will end black social pathology, even though in the past social reform and social welfare spending were followed by increases in black social pathology.

          Partisans on the left and on the right are susceptible to ideological thinking. It happens when one allows one’s likes and dislikes to influence one’s judgment of what is true and false.

          • MBlanc46

            Ideological thinking is everywhere, left, right, and center. It’s difficult to see things clearly when you’re trying to avoid prejudgement. When people don’t even try, they’re doomed. And I fear there’s a good chance that we’ll all be doomed if we stay on the course we’re on very much longer.

  • Flaxen-headed Strumpet

    Richwine was hired and “let go” because the Heritage Foundation is in the tank for Rubio and Gang of Eight, pure and simple. It’s all a staged deal designed to to advance open borders and cheap labor and to reduce to serfdom what’s left of the White middle class.

    • Morris LeChat

      yeah well, they shot their load prematurely.

  • StillModerated

    Who ratted out Jason Richwine? I demand answers!

  • PDK/Kelto-Scandic Secessionist

    It should be obvious to all us non-liberal whites of European decent, that both liberalism and white liberals, and all lower IQed races intend that these same lower IQed people’s gene pool meld with our white, higher IQed gene pool. This will improve their lot at our lot’s expense, no thank you liberals, no thank you lower IQed races.

    The time has come, as the midnight hour has now tolled for genuine conversation about and for, secession by non-liberal whites, out and away from liberal whites and their allies, the blacks, browns, Islamics and others, as time favors their cause of transmogrification of both our white culture and white gene pool, and this is an unacceptable future reality because it is our white posterity’s genetic make-up that hangs in the balance and is therefore what is at stake.

    It is the white liberals who need the non-liberal whites, so why should we non-liberal whites muster to their bugle call for all that is conceptually imbued in the old adage, “The white man’s burden”, a near 2 centuries old, liberal ideological concept, necessary for their, would be coming, of the new world, one world order of globalism, socialism and democracy, which further, then in turn begets tyranny, poverty and misery.

    Those of the liberal flock are the immature, immaturity denies reality and substitutes a preferred illusion in said reality’s stead. Liberal good shepard leadership always comes from the God-complexed, narcissistic and megalomaniacal, liberal personalities. These liberal people, be they flock or be they shepherd, are the sick and the insane.

    IQ and maturity/immaturity are the 2 big realities here, White liberals and their allies are the low IQed and immature people. Let us non-liberal whites, the higher IQed and matured people, find our courage of “earned moral resolve achieved”, and secede from them, and further, outlaw them outright or at least disenfranchise them by the new written law of our new Constitution, immediately, thereby preventing them from stealing our culture, our land and our gene pool ever again.

    Liberalism is the cancer of the white race and the iceberg targeting the Titanic of both our white gene pool and white culture.

    Another post dispatched from the sanctuary of the Herald/Crier project of reason, sanity and enlightenment. Thank you.

    • whitecross

      Hear,hear.

      And,might I add, that the triggering of secession does not preclude the employment of other solutions to break the back of the globalists. Solutions like a global strike by whites in celebration of white pride and solidarity,to scare the bejeebus out of socialist globalist and global capitalist alike.

      Personally, I’m for capitalism for our nation,but I am NOT for the flooding of this country with non-whites for cheap labor purposes. Many so-called “conservatives” support this, and it represents a failure to conserve what matters most. White culture.

      All globalists are enemies of the white race,wheresoever in the world they may be.

      So,yes to secession and any other means whites can conceive of to liberate themselves from globalism wherever they find themselves beset by globalism’s liberal minions with their hordes of parasites attempting to subsume our populations and culture.

      Down with Big Brother,WHITE POWER WORLDWIDE.

      • PDK / K-S S

        whitecross; thanks for the mention.

        I too am for capitalism. I think I must point out that conservative capitalist were not/are not the only ones benefiting from cheap, lower IQed 3rd world labor, for so too were liberal capitalist.

        In fact cheating is an immature trait, and immature traits are both the purview and prerogative of liberals. You can bet your grandpa’s 5 dollar gold piece that liberal capitalist exploited cheap, lower IQed 3rd world labor as much or more the their conservative counter part.

        Liberals propagandist spread lies helpful to their cause, over and over until finally, their lies are accepted as truth. I remember when liberal ideology began spreading the lie that it was conservative capitalist that brought in the lower IQ, 3rd worlders back in the early 90s, in reality this phenomenon began when Ted “Chappaquiddick” Kennedy, liberal, democrat, got America to pass the Immigration and Reform Act of 1965, which further, contrary to Ted’s BS lie, did change America’s demographics.

        White liberals and their allies should be outlawed from our new nation-state to prevent them from ruining and transmogrifying our said new nation-state as they have now done to America. Thanks.

      • PDK/Kelto-Scandic Secessionist

        If you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”, Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda. This is one of the liberal commandments in their quest to influence and control all the people, and further, to muster them into the liberal ideological fold. Liberals, among other realities, practice revisionist history.

        The republicans let in the 3rd worlders for cheap labor; so said the liberals and their liberal propaganda.

        In 1965, the liberal democrat, Edward Moore Kennedy, that’s right MR. Chappaquiddick himself, the liberal’s lyin lion of the senate, baby of the Kennedy family and obviously the runt of the litter, pushed hard for the 1965 Immigration and Reform Act, harping and exclaiming that the act would not change America’s demographics. Then why change the law Ted?

        History tells a different story.

        As the 1965 act began to change America’s demographics, liberals began their chant, it is the republicans fault, they want cheap labor. The truth be told, liberal capitalist wanted cheap labor just as much as conservative capitalist, perhaps more so as that type of labor is cheating, and cheating like all immature traits, is the purview of liberals, and therefore the liberal democrat party.

        This bought the liberals and the democrat party the time they needed to allow into America, millions upon millions of lower IQed, hateful of American success and prestige, 3rd world, loser people, who further were not future Americans, but rather, future democrat voters.

        Liberals hate G.W.Bush almost as much as they hate R.M.Nixon, who cleaned up the liberal democrat, LBJ’s mess of huge proportions, by ending his ill begotten war in Vietnam, and further did so by giving America, “peace with honor”, just as he promised. It’s no wonder why liberals hate RMN so much.

        Y2K, the birth of the new century and the new millennium, was the year America’s King Belshazzar’s writing on the wall appeared. G.W.Bush just won the electoral vote, 271 for Bush, to 266 for Gore. Gore won the popular vote by 544,000 votes, making it clear America was no longer a Republic, but instead, a democracy; as Ben Franklin said, “We gave you a Republic, if you can keep it”. We could not keep it.

        G.W.Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”, now necessary to win votes, was a doff of the hat, and a reflection of acknowledgement, to liberal ideology’s successful pursuit to transmogrify America, from a Republic into a democracy, a fully enfranchised democracy. To be hard core, or mid core conservative now meant un-electability.

        In America’s 2012 election, for the anti-American Messiah, liberal democrat, BHO to be re-elected after all his liberal ideology did to America in his first term, reflects without a doubt, that America has succumbed to liberal ideology.

        The Republican Party no longer reflects its namesake, Republic, but rather has adopted democracy as the lay of America’s land. They, the republicans, like little Bo Peep, have lost their sheep and don’t know where to find them.

        America is a walking dead man, just like all white, nation-states the world over. All of the white man’s countries are dying and cannot be resuscitated as the poison of liberal ideology and its ally in nefarity, democracy, the drug of choice by the immature, has brought our countries deep into our death throws.

        The only sane choice for non-liberal whites, the mature, is to secede from white liberals, the immature and insane, and their lower IQed, immature allies in a fully enfranchised democracy, the blacks, browns, Islamics and others, into our own mutually exclusive, non-liberal, white, free enterprise Republic. Further, this new Republic must outlaw or disenfranchise all who are not non-liberal whites.
        If not for ourselves, for our posterity.
        This post dispatched from “The Sanctuary” of The Herald/Crier Project, serving reason, sanity and enlightenment. Thank you.

      • MBlanc46

        You’re asking for contradictory things: capitalism but not globalization. Globalization is actually existing capitalism. Capitalism has always been globalist, ever searching for new markets and sources of raw materials. Modern technology has mad labor fungible. One person is as good as another no matter where s/he is in the world. Capitalism or no globalization: pick one.

  • George

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”
    R. Kipling — The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    We live in an age of robbing selective Peter, generally employed, educated whites, to pay for collective Paul — generally blacks & immigrants.

    Inflation erodes our savings. Taxation eats away at our take-home earnings. Monetarist policy of late means that our savings decrease in value.

    Much of this is owing to low-IQ immigrants (legal or otherwise) competing for jobs typically held by blacks or low-performing whites. The burden of social spending for these now unemployed native-born residents is borne by all of us.

    Richwine’s dissertation was apt. Immigration policy should be based on selecting those who will potentially increase the wealth of the host nation. Unfortunately, of course, hispanics, especially, are well aware that they are not up to snuff when it comes to intellectual pursuits.

  • LHathaway

    “regardless of why these group differences exist, they do not always disappear—and sometimes they barely budge—when social conditions improve for underperforming groups”.

    How about changing the culture? And stop encouraging blacks and hispanics to be willfully ignorant, that is to say, ignorant and racist.

    “If Richwine’s view is racist, what are we to do if it turns out to be correct”?

    right or wrong, whites will continue to decline in numbers until this world resembles an Orwellian one where the main lies favor people of color over whites. Wait, it’s already that now and has been all of our lives.

  • SoCal LoCal

    NRO still suffers from divided counsel. But the moneybags are held by neocons whose chief use for white America is as cannon fodder for the next war(s). Given Derbyshire’s defenstration, just past its first anniversary, there is no cause to believe they can change. The best we race realists can do is we;come the refugees of their RINO PC purges into the fold; and await NRO’s demise into a business friendly version of the liberal rags it was founded to oppose.

    • MBlanc46

      “[B]usiness friendly”. There you are. The conservative movement is the ideological mouthpiece of big business. Those think tanks and journals and websites cost money. The folks who put up the money get the editorial policies they want. Business wants a never-ending stream of immigrant labor. Therefore, their paid lackeys propagandize for immigrant labor.

  • Erasmus

    I am glad Richwine’s thesis is now being disseminated. It’s time to have that honest discussion about race the lefties are always talking about.

    The Great Society was an abject failure. Affirmative action has been good only for poverty pimps and other who exploit historical grievances for personal gain, e.g., the revrums Jackson and Sharpton. Immigration from the 3rd world is destroying the country and our society. It does NOT work. The historical evidence shows it does NOT work. You cannot have a 1st world country with 3rd world people dependent on the taxpayers.

    The list goes on and on.

  • rightrightright

    First world people build first world civilisations for themselves which are attractive to third world people who want to live there too. But third world people couldn’t build a first world type civilisation in their own sphere. Why not? That is the question we are not allowed to ask and certainly we may not posit an answer to the forbidden question. Instead, we are lectured about colonialism, empire, white privilege, racism and the wonders of enrichment and diversity (we need E & D because we are so whitely dull and boring).

    The first world civilisation they are stealing will, in their hands, become that which they fled – a third world stinkhole of dirt, cruelty and poverty. Detroits everywhere across the West once white people are dispossessed of their creation.

    You know a tree by its fruits. Third worlders are deficient in what it takes to build a first world nation and live within it, or they would already have done so, at home.

  • Hal K

    Easy for NR to say – they weren’t the ones on the hot seat. Given their recent history of firing people who break PC rules, we have to assume that this article is just disinformation designed to muddy the waters. It is just a tactical retreat (by NR) for confusing and wearing down the enemy (us). I don’t even both commenting there because they block comments that venture into racial realism.