North Dakota: Legendary Among States

Art Swift, Gallup, August 25, 2014

“Oil boom” is probably the first phrase that comes to mind when one thinks about North Dakota. Yet North Dakotans see their state as much more than oil. They are highly satisfied with their schools, their air quality, their ability to find a quality job, and their overall standard of living. In Gallup’s comprehensive survey of all 50 states, North Dakota ranks No. 1 on a variety of indicators spanning economics, public affairs, education, the environment, and well-being. In 2014, North Dakota is a complex, thriving state that is adapting rapidly to the economic and social factors that are transforming this population of roughly 725,000 people.

These findings are based on a special 50-state Gallup poll conducted June-December 2013, including interviews with approximately 600 residents in every state.

North Dakotans are more likely than residents of any other state to say that their state’s economic conditions are excellent or good, that the state’s economy is getting better, and that they have not lacked money for adequate housing in the last 12 months. In addition, more residents than anywhere else say it is a good time to find a quality job and that their state is a good place for people starting a new business.

To an outsider, the answer seems clear: the North Dakota oil boom has expanded wealth and opportunity to the point that there is a chicken in every pot. To leading officials in North Dakota, the story has its roots in prudent long-term planning statewide that Democrats and Republicans began in the early 1990s. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says well before oil was discovered in the Parshall Oil Field in 2006, the state was on its way to economic prosperity. Dalrymple, who served as former Gov. John Hoeven’s lieutenant governor, credits his boss with taking these efforts to the next level.

“We needed to get our state economy going,” Dalrymple says. “We basically set about creating a state for more opportunities . . . energy, agriculture, technology, advanced manufacturing, tourism.”

In 2000, North Dakota was 38th in personal per capita income, at $25,872. By 2008, that figure had risen to $40,880, or 19th in the nation. According to Andy Peterson, president and CEO of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, the growth in advance manufacturing, value-added food processing, and tourism, in addition to traditional bases such as agriculture, accounted for North Dakota’s vaulting ahead of other states. It was only in 2009 that oil became a factor in the state’s finances, but the groundwork for a boom had already been laid.

“Oil is a very thick frosting on a very nicely baked cake,” Peterson says.

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In addition to oil, success in agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism are contributing factors to North Dakota’s having the lowest unemployment in the U.S. for the past four years. The state has added 116,000 jobs since 2000, a job-growth increase of 35.6%. Net migration in the state is up 12.7% since 2000. This onrush of new jobs and workers has strained the housing market. North Dakota residents are fully aware of this, as 61% say they are satisfied with the availability of affordable housing in their state, one of the lowest in the nation.

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North Dakotans are not just satisfied with their economy, however. Across the 50 states, North Dakotans are the most likely to rate their K-12 education as excellent or good, to agree that their schools prepare students to get a good job, and to be satisfied with the education system or schools overall.

According to the North Dakota officials, there are various reasons for this high satisfaction with education in the state.

“Sheer volume of school districts helps because there are many local school districts,” says Peterson. “Schools are more accessible to students and teachers.”

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In contrast to their mostly positive–in many cases, nation-leading–views about the economy and education, North Dakotans exhibit mixed views on the social climate in their state. While residents were first in the nation in saying they were “treated with respect all day yesterday,” and “experienced enjoyment a lot of the day yesterday,” they reported low levels of their state being a “good place for racial and ethnic minorities” and a “good place for gay or lesbian people,” Gallup reported last year that North Dakota has the lowest percentage of residents in the nation who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

In offering his view on why his state residents might make these assertions, Dalrymple spoke in general terms about how North Dakota is in a process of evolution.

“There’s a tendency for people not being immediately comfortable with new people until they have had a chance to meet them and evaluate them,” Dalrymple says. “We’re evolving every year and becoming more accustomed to different people and lifestyles.”

“We’ve had a pretty homogenous society in the past,” Anderson says. “Ninety percent is probably the white Caucasian split, but minorities are increasing.” Anderson added, “I truly believe our rankings will go up. We will adjust and improve. I think it is embraced by the vast majority of people in North Dakota.”

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North Dakotans are, by and large, satisfied with their state and the direction in which it is going. Certainly the oil boom, after years of strategic economic planning, may be one of the chief contributors to this statewide contentment. North Dakota may now be on the map as an economic power, but it is still a rural state with a large land mass and relatively few residents, with room to grow. Anderson estimated that oil output could rise to 1.7 million barrels per day in the near future. He says North Dakota is now second behind Texas in oil production and that “a few years ago, we saw a 20-year run with oil (but) this can be a 60-year-play.”

When asked to sum up the North Dakota experience, each official offered this reflection of the state:

  • Peterson: “The North Dakota experience is one of quiet fortitude and self-reliance, pull yourself up by your bootstraps, equal opportunity for all–at least in our minds, even if it isn’t the case. It is about individual responsibility and self-reliance.”
  • Dalrymple: “North Dakota has been discovered. When I travel around the country, people are no longer clueless about what’s going on here–people coming here and investing here–it’s prospering and there are opportunities here.”
  • Anderson: “[People] can truly make a difference in North Dakota and they can’t necessarily do it everywhere. I’ve lived in eight states and outside the country. You see a lot of people giving back [in North Dakota]. Our legislators are truly part-time legislators. Everybody matters here and I don’t think people get that in a larger community all the time.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    Translation (not that anyone really needs one):

    The more a society is homogeneous, the more well off in every category everybody is.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Haiti is homogenous.

      • ZB01

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        Dakotans.

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      • fitz fitzgerald

        So is success-state Liberia.

      • benvad

        The article was referring to people.

    • fitz fitzgerald

      H is for homogenous. Sadly, this clear fact will not be built on. Social engineering will permit the state to “”evolve”” in one direction only… that direction is away from the current situation.

    • adplatt126

      Yeah, not necessarily true. It is the quality and origin of its citizens that matter. If you took a bunch of Germans and South Koreans and gave them half of Madagascar, I have no doubt they would out-compete the more homogeneous other half of the island.

    • Paleoconn

      Even socialism can work when homogeneity is present, see Scandinavia.

    • Anonymous

      Serbia, Moldova, Belarus…all homogeneously White. If you love those societies so much, why don’t you move there? Or if you would prefer to be Stateside, why not West Virginia?

  • Dave4088

    I’m still trying to figure out how N.Dakota became an economic powerhouse without racial diversity. Once HUD gets wind of the white demography of North Dakota they’ll go to work making it more vibrant with section 8 afro-mericans, nortenos and surenos gang bangers and maybe even a few mosques and synagogues. North Dakota is missing out on all the fun, but not for long.

    • D.B. Cooper

      You foolish people! Bragging about how great it is up in Bismark, Fargo, or wherever with no diversity. Save this article because I’m predicting diversity is heading your way. First, some illegal aliens from Mexico. Next, some Ethiopians or Haitians.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        All with HUD vouchers signed by Eric Holder.

      • Rurik

        The weather in the Dakotas is not conducive to Polar Bear Hunters.
        We like it that way.

      • gemjunior

        Don’t forget Somalis….

    • fitz fitzgerald

      …Minnesota got a ready made criminal underclass from E Africa & worse :. What awaits N Dakota?

  • Luca

    No mystery. Whites like living in societies that they have created. Minorities like living off of White societies which they are destined to destroy.

    • LHathaway

      lol, Sounds like the film Planet of the Apes. What was it one ape said to another in that movie, when asked what Charlton Heston would find? I believe one ape turned toward the other and said, “His destiny”.

  • Truthseeker

    Articles like this make my heart yearn. It’s just a small glimpse of what a White ethnostate could be like.

    • Jack Burton

      A white ethnostate would be even better, it wouldn’t be filled with self-hating, effeminate, white liberals.

      • Ograf

        If you are saying North Dakotans are white liberals you have been smoking too much crack.

    • Augustus3709

      Can’t be landlocked though.

  • Sounds like paradise except for one thing: W I N T E R!

    Blogger Viking Bitch moved to Salt Lake City to escape diversity and found that the religious organizations (not just momo) were importing vast numbers of refugees into the city and state. There’s money in it for them. The same thing will happen in ND. Let’s hope the Africans are put off by the cold. (She left SLC after her apartment complex was turned into a mini UN by the feds.)

    Hey Africans, it’s warm in south Texas and the Mexicans here just love black folks.

    • Ograf

      Simple, if it is too cold in North Dakota for anyone, they are free to stay the hell out.

    • Ograf

      Winter is a primary factor in North Dakotans sharing a sense of struggle and make us a community that survives together. Plus it keeps out the riff raff for the most part. I think winter contributes to our paradise for those reasons.

  • They really shouldn’t advertise, otherwise half of Indo-America is going to want to go there. And there are plenty of refugee resettlement scam enabling Lutheran churches in the state to help import the whole world.

    Last year, three illegal Hispanics who were staying the night in St. Louis in a hotel room got into a drunken fight, one of them killed one of the others. The news said in passing that they were on their way to North Dakota.

    • Anglo

      Well, I’m sure glad they got into that fight!

  • Dave West

    They must be cheating! How else could they have a growing economy and the lowest unemployment rate of all the states without scores of Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics? Also how do they live without all that ethnic food?

    • IstvanIN

      I could go my entire life eating meat and potatoes. To Hades with ethnic.

    • Who Me?

      Want ethnic food that bad, learn to cook it yourself then you can have it anytime you want, any way you want and cheaper too. You’re a White person you can learn. It’s cooking food, not rocket science.

      • Strider73

        Exactly. Mexican food (which we fix ourselves) is a large part of our family cuisine. We grew up on the border and would go through withdrawal symptoms without it. 🙂

        • Augustus3709

          What is “Mexican” food anyway. It was the Europeans who introduced cheese to the New World.

          • Copenhagen23

            It’s when you take a dump on a flour tortilla.

    • Ograf

      Try some lutefisk. 🙂

    • Pezdrake

      As of 2005 North Dakota received $1.68 for every $1.00 they paid in federal taxes. There’s the real explanation.

  • adplatt126

    Social liberalism works quite well. So long as you don’t live under a government that won’t protect your border or permit you to live amongst your own.

    • Look_A_Squirrel

      But look at what it’s doing to MN. Generous social programs are used sparingly by whites but magnets for parasites that have no intention of supporting themselves – ever.

      • adplatt126

        Exactly my point. But the generosity towards fellow citizens isn’t all that’s doing it. Healthy societies are generally generous ones. The primary problem is having a citizenry, an ever increasing percentage of which, is composed of parasites. Furthermore part of the problem is that whites can’t create communities for themselves, where tax dollars go to other whites, etc. Every white community, even those without generous welfare systems and assistance programs, are magnets for brown parasites from all over the world. Because if it isn’t tax dollars, it’s money going into local businesses, or through charities into the local community, etc. Liberal policies hardly override the hundred other incentives ‘gros have for moving into white neighborhoods. I mean consider the young women.

        • RyanP

          “Making sure that the children don’t starve when the bread-winner of a family of four loses his job”

          Yes but there are many layers of protection against hardship before a you have to resort to a welfare state. Personal savings, home equity, various forms of insurance, family, mutual aid, and charity. Liberals act like none of these things exist. We are all just helpless serfs one pay check away from disaster, no capacity to plan for bad times, and only the mighty federal government can come to our rescue. It is inconceivable to me that any wealthy 1st world nation would allow its children to starve even in the complete absence of social welfare programs.

          • adplatt126

            Well you’d be wrong. Consider the great depression. Consider the tent cities popping up around the nation today, even in Silicon Valley mind you. You’d be amazed at the human potential to become inured to hardship, and to find brutal and immoral ways to ignore it. Especially in times like these with traditional communities splitting apart, no religious institutions around for many people, many non-believers, people can easily fall through the cracks. In times of crisis for a family or for a nation, governments can be essential in blunting the pain. There exists in such matters a delicate balance. I do agree that in principle, as much money (even tax money) should be allocated by free citizens as possible, and kept out of the hands of government officials, but a certain amount of government security is healthy and sometimes necessary. The tenement period in the late 19th and early 20th century, the great depression, in some senses America today, all prove that people can become destitute, can fail to acquire enough money for their children to eat, even here in wealthy Western societies. And then beyond this there are other questions. Let’s say a person doesn’t have the $350 necessary to cure a pneumonial infection acquired from living in poverty or in their car, working odd-jobs to get by. Do we really let this person die? Do we not clothe and shelter the homeless so that they might again become productive members of society? How do you hold a job stinking like sh*t all day? Government stepped in, in the Depression era because most Americans realized it was morally necessary that it do so. The problem now is that we have too many takers. The original idea however was not necessarily a bad one.

          • Jim Davis

            Give me a break, do you even know anything about the Depression? Much of it was caused by crop shortages due to the great dust storm. It didn’t matter if you walked into a store with a million dollars in your pocket, there simply was no food on the shelves.

            This is what people don’t understand about economics, it is never about money, money is just a representation of production, you can have all the money in the world, if there are no products it will do you no good.

            A certain amount of people will always fall through the cracks, there is no system known to man that can completely prevent that, however, in general, human beings, if they are able, and if the person is TRULY in need, will help that person, it’s worthless leeches that people are getting sick to death of.

          • adplatt126

            Nonsense. Do you know anything about the Great Depression? There were endless instances of people, in particular capitalists, not making sure people ate. Like I said, people are remarkable at ignoring the plight of those around them, if they are profiting from it or managing its costs well. It’s simply false to suggest there wasn’t enough food to feed people. In times of scarcity (which there was in the Depression, although there was still certainly no deficit) governments have always stepped in to ensure food gets distributed more equitably, and rightly so. For example (see Braudel), if you browse old European government records, you’ll find innumerable instances of laws against both grain speculation and sale beyond certain storage limits. Famine was always a risk, but in the event of famine or extreme scarcity, people made sure there was enough food to go around. There were also severe limits placed on food prices, so as to ensure the poor could eat their daily bread, which often was literally all they ate and all they could eat. That’s called planning, sometimes centralized, and it did work, quite well in fact. In the event that famine set in and there were no grain stores, the poor would occasionally, and this is also well documented, rise up and strike down their leaders or local business magnates, particularly if they were hoarding grain to increase demand or profit. And often justifiably so by the way. The Great Depression was primarily a monetary and employment phenomenon, caused by irresponsible Wall Street business practices. In most Depression years, most parts of the country were not particularly affected by the drought. There was enough food to see people through. I suggest a reading of the Grapes Of Wrath (fiction, but an honest portrayal) to familiarize you with what can really happen and how people really might behave when economic crises strike. Fear can set in and people will often cling to what they have, rather than share with their fellow citizens, and understandably so, but there is a rational place for a leviathan to make sure children don’t go hungry needlessly. Needless to say, a sizeable portion of the American populace may very well have starved in the 1930s without government intervention, and not primarily due to famine or a lack of supply, but instead a lack of incentive to provide food to the twenty percent of out-of-work folks who could afford essentially nothing, in regions that were well policed.

          • Jim Davis

            Are you seriously saying a bunch of rich people had warehouses full of food that they were just hoarding? Give me a break, how did they store it, where is the profit in NOT selling goods? Beef goes rotten after a few hours without refrigeration. If money was the sole reason why then are there countless stories of people WHO HAD MONEY but could not find milk, or juice or meat on the store shelves?

            I also love how rich people always get blamed for Wall Streets problems, (they played their part, I don’t deny that), many rich people lost everything as well, and I have a news flash for ya, no one makes the “little guy” invest his life savings in stocks, fact is, average joes were just as “greedy” as the big guys, they were all wanting something for nothing, and no one, big or small asked where the money was coming from when the bubble was growing, kinda like how no one pays any attention to our debts and bubbles now.

            Everyone is greedy, everyone is responsible, personally, I don’t even mess with the stock market for that very reason, but I have no pity for those who do and lose. BTW, could you use paragraphs in the future, makes it much easier to read.

          • adplatt126

            1) I’m not alleging that they were hoarding food exactly. Although yes, some capitalists have been known to hoard products, sometimes food stuffs, even during famine or economic turmoil. What I’m alleging primarily however is that they weren’t going out of their way to get food to people who couldn’t pay for it, because where’s the profit in that? Many people at the time were at the brink of starvation and probably would have died if not for government intervention. That means buying up food stores and getting it to the people who needed it. In other cases however, greedy capitalists were fairly brutal even with excess and surplus in denying it to the impoverished in their communities. Sometimes they justified it by social darwinism. At other times they simply lacked incentive. In other instances yes, they figured keeping it on their own shelves where it might generate profit was better than giving it away at no profit. Yes, in some instances that does actually happen. Given the infinitude of instances in which wealthy oligarchs or overlords have let their subjects die or have killed them intentionally through starvation, despite there being plenty of food to go around, I find it shocking that you find this impossible to comprehend or even imagine.
            2) It does not take hoarding to produce starvation. Simply permitting certain people to consume plenty and others to consume essentially nothing during periods of economic stress can produce significant amounts of starvation. This is what I was driving at when discussing grain store regulation during the middle ages. A sufficiently unequal distribution of needed goods during economic crises can produce starvation and or severe want.
            3) You’re arguing against a point I never argued. The issue people have with the recent market crises (including others before the 2008 crash wherein bailouts occurred) is not that market crises occur and that rich people basically produce them (both are true), it’s that a small group of oligarchs never pay the price for creating those crises. They don’t exist within the market. The major banks exist beyond the market. They own the political system while they tell the peons, such as yourself, that there’s really democracy, and they peddle capitalism to you, and then they practice feudalism. I mean who can even compete with an industry or business or one connected to the major banks that can more or less never go bankrupt despite incredible recklessness in their decision making, or which has the implicit backing of the ever-rolling American printing press? Nobody has a problem with capitalism producing rich people so long as they acquire their riches by honest market means. Our overlords don’t. They go bankrupt due to stupidity and then steal it back through the government to remain afloat. That does not a capitalist make.
            4) I acknowledge that the government (Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac) and average folks responding to market mania and misleading incentives helped create the crisis, but the point is that average people paid for their mistakes. Our oligarchs never do. See the difference? They just go right on with the same internal financial policies, and external social policies, dictating to the American people their pseudo-capitalist Marxist narrative, no matter the market conditions or developments. Moreover, I openly support the abolition of the criminal currency cartel known as the Federal Reserve and ideally, the wholesale dissolution of the American government. What policies do you support to help us get our future on the right path? Really.

          • Jim Davis

            1. OK, first off, no one, rich or poor, is obligated to feed you, clothe you or any of that other stuff. If I “toil in the field” the fruits of my labor are mine, not yours, you have a typical entitlement mentality like most Americans today.

            My grandpa always told me to approach life as though I lived on an island by myself, therefore I am ultimately the one responsible for me, for my food, housing, etc. NOW, obviously, I don’t live on an island, I live in a society where people engage in VOLUNTARY transactions which have lots of benefits for me, but I appreciate those things, you expect them.

            “Greedy Capitalists”, everyone is greedy, even you. Are you seriously suggesting other economic systems are not greedy? Why is it greed to say I’ve earned a dollar and I want to keep it, but it’s not greedy for you to say “hey, I want part of your dollar even tho I did nothing to earn it”.

            2. What are you even talking about? Are you sure you’ve studied Markets? As I said earlier, if someone wants to “hoard” their products, that is their right, however, no one makes money by not selling things, and if I’m a business man and I have stores of food and my fellow business men want to hoard theirs or charge high prices, let them, I’ll sell mine cheaper and put them out of business.

            You speak of “greed” yet you don’t understand it, every business man has countless rivals nipping at their heels, you obviously have never run a business or you’d know business owners don’t have this ultimate power you think they do, market forces apply to everyone – except the govt, which is why I say keep them out of the economy as much as possible.

            3. Um, yeah, rich people, with government help, do indeed set up the conditions for crashes, when was I arguing that? My point however is that those people could not do those things if the peons wouldn’t let them. The 2008 crisis was caused just as much by everyday citizens as it was rich bankers and politicians. No one forced anyone to buy houses they couldn’t afford, not to mention all the credit cards debt, student loans, etc. Sure, the govt and rich provided the wine, but the people drank it, just like in the Stock Market crash.

            4. I don’t disagree, you are right, people should be in jail, but who would make that happen – the govt, the very same govt you seem to want to trust with keeping an eye on all of this, and once again, who elects the govt, who is supposed to keep them honest?

            You ask for my solutions, well, at this point people on both sides of the aisle are so addicted to govt there really is no practical solution that any politician would ever dare suggest. Not to mention no one pays any real attention to anything, they just divide into “red team/blue team”, but, If I was suddenly granted total power:

            Well, to start, I’d drastically reduce our military budget, close all of our bases around the world, stop arming foreign nations, and cut all foreign aid. I’d convert most of our standing army into border patrol, I’d maintain our Navy and Air Force, our foreign spy networks, a few special forces units, and our Reserves in case there is a major threat. National Guard would be maintained by the states.

            Yes, I’d definitely get rid of the Fed Res, I’d repeal tons of regulations, lower taxes for everyone, phase out all welfare programs over the next year, I’d phase out SS and Medicare over the next 20yrs and make serious changes to them in the meantime like means testing and get rid of all the backroom deals made with corporations, and basically return the govt back to it’s only function, to protect it’s citizens from aggression by other citizens or foreign powers. The govt is NOT there to get you a job, food, housing, schooling, healthcare, etc.

    • willbest

      The Supreme Court has determined that every US citizen has a constitutional right to travel and reside in any state in the Union. So much for any state protecting its borders.

  • Man of the West

    This level of satisfaction used to be true of the whole country. And then… Well, you all know what happened. The ELCA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the liberal wing of theLutheran church loves to diversify areas to hell and back. Just not, in most cases, their own neighborhoods. Hang tough ND!

  • Alucard_the_last

    The crime rate has got to be the lowest in the western hemisphere. I wouldn’t mind living there if it weren’t for their winters. I’ve been there in the summer and it is really nice.

    • Look_A_Squirrel

      Every place has a sucky climate for 3 months out of the year. It’s getting so the culture in most places sucks 12 months out of the year.

    • LACountyRedneck

      I wouldn’t mind living in Los Angeles anymore if it wasn’t for the minorities, politics, illegals, crime, price of housing, filth, unemployment rate, congestion/traffic, taxes. But the weather here is really nice.

  • Alucard_the_last

    I’m am positive that they first filled out a welfare application before a job application. The Lutheran Social Services should be 100% responsible for these ‘refugees’. And why are they being shipped to the big, bad racist nation like the US? If they are so equal, they should be recreating the Egyptian civilization that they ‘built’.

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    This sounds like America before when everything worked well – when it was 90% white and everyone spoke understandable English and everyone was expected to take care of themselves and their own families.

  • NoMosqueHere

    “Ninety percent is probably the white Caucasian split, but minorities are increasing.” Anderson added, “I truly believe our rankings will go up. We will adjust and improve,,,,”

    ————————————————
    You may want to rethink that one.

    • adplatt126

      Their diversity-acceptance rankings will go up. I guarantee it. Or should I say the social Marxist oligarchy guarantees it. Anyhow, that will go up. Everything else will go down…

  • RyanP

    Yes, I was just reading this the other day. NK was near the top of the list of states with the most Scandinavians. I was researching the correlation of murder rates between different countries and ethnic groups. My conclusion, genes trump everything!

  • Jack Burton

    Not just 90% white, but more importantly nearly 90% Germanic and Northern European.

    Ethnic breakdown of white North Dakotans:

    German: 47.2% (305,322)
    Norwegian: 30.8% (199,154)
    Irish: 7.7% (49,892)
    Swedish: 4.7% (30,194)
    Russian: 4.1% (26,642)
    French: 4.1% (26,320)
    English: 3.9% (25,331)
    Hispanic or Latino (of any racial groups): 2.0%

    • adplatt126

      This adds up to more than 100 percent. LOL. But I suspect the numbers are about that, and also that people are claiming partial ethnicity in some of these instances. Still, the point remains.

      • Jack Burton

        Probably counting people with multiple ancestries.

  • Jack Burton

    Not just a good chunk, the majority of whites.

    German: 47.2% (305,322)
    Norwegian: 30.8% (199,154)
    Swedish: 4.7% (30,194)

    Irish: 7.7% (49,892)
    Russian: 4.1% (26,642)
    French: 4.1% (26,320)
    English: 3.9% (25,331)
    Hispanic or Latino (of any racial groups): 2.0%

    • fitz fitzgerald

      … & all from within the Hajnal line.

  • Garrett Brown

    Aaaaaahhhh, North Dakota. What all of America used to be. Beautiful, prosperous, safe, and full of white people.

  • Jim Davis

    So they have few non-whites and gays…..hey, NDakota, you idiots ever hear the saying “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  • fitz fitzgerald

    Liberia? But is that not the never-colonised wonder-nation created by and for black people?

  • fitz fitzgerald

    … a low crime rate? Why have they not yet imported a ready made criminal underclass like every other state? There must be a level playing field .

  • Ograf

    North Dakota is a great place. We are slowly getting infested with 3rd worlders whose gangs and crime are starting to ruin it. Not too much trouble when it is 30 below zero though. I hope every one that doesn’t belong here gets so damn cold they will never think of returning.
    Believe me, they are not happy campers in the winter time. It takes a certain kind of culture and person to be community oriented and deal with cold weather such as an arctic climate that we have here. When we were troubled with floods we didn’t loot or steal or shoot at anyone, we filled 2 million sandbags and together as a society and as a neighborhood beat the flood. This is no country for warm weather tribes or africans.

  • Augustus3709

    Shh don’t tell the genocidal HUD agents about this. They intentionally pump 3rd world types into White areas.

    This is why I say Whites can’t abandon the system. You must infiltrate it and make it work for you, otherwise you will be exploited and exhausted into oblivion.

    • adplatt126

      The system must disappear. Or whites will. Simple as that.

      • Augustus3709

        The system has been corrupted, but anarchy is not the answer. We built the mansion, and others are living in it. Does that mean that mansions are bad? No, it’s the current occupants who ruin it.

        • adplatt126

          I didn’t call for anarchy. Although I do believe many forms of anarchy would be preferable to our current situation. What I called for was an end to this government, this system. It must be replaced by another one, with different standards, different rules. I’m talking about regional secession or some kind of organic state genesis.

          • Augustus3709

            I was thinking about that the other day. What good is secession if the rest of the countries have hostile governments? White South Africa stood alone, and was destroyed politically.

            How does Zionist Israel survive? Do Zionist Jews high tail it over there and say goodbye to the world? No, they have thousands of agents in powerful countries to lobby and control narrative so that Israel gets its way.

            So running away to a plot of land is not enough. You must have a strong influence politically, otherwise you’ll be defeated.

    • WR_the_realist

      Make sure to identify yourself as “black” in the next census. Make HUD believe your town is already diversified.

  • Augustus3709

    The body adjusts within a few weeks. We hear of people in Florida who bust out the coats when it dips into the 50s. After a long winter, 50s is almost like shorts and t-shirts weather. It just depends on what the cells of the body are currently accustomed to.

    Nobody loves bitter winters, but many a great advance in civilization have occurred by thinkers sitting around the fire in the deadened darkness of winter. It can’t be nice all the time. Ease and comfort damage motivation. Civilization is not a party.

    • benvad

      Learn to enjoy winter activities snowmobiling, hockey, skiing and curling. Lots of fun to had no matter how cold it is.

      Curling is awesome imagine this darts combined with bowling on ice while drinking whiskey.

  • Elfego

    Simply put Blacks and Whites vary in so many ways. Morals,values,justice and just plain right and wrong and it seems as though the government is not content in the level the White Race has been brought down so far.

  • Alucard_the_last

    I don’t know what the negro thugs are going to do in the winter. They cannot stand around all night using drugs, drinking alcohol and raping women (and in same cases, men).

  • Augustus3709

    This is why eventually laws will need to be made. People put it off because it makes them feel “uncomfortable”. Well, nothing feels worse than having your people wiped out.

    It’s not fair that we build, and other steal. We deserve to keep the fruits of our labor. We deserve to live in peace.

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    I am in the process of relocating from the Northeast to the Northwest. In that process, I visited a number of communities that I thought might be my future home. While in Idaho I mentioned to a local that I was also considering a town in south-western Montana. This person pointed out to me that, while the weather in northern Idaho is influenced mainly by the ocean, the winter weather in Montana, the Dakotas, etc comes unobstructed down from the Arctic and across the Canadian plains. The winter weather on one side of the mountains can be much different from that on the other. So I was told. I’ll know better next year. In any case, I’m not going back to the vibrant N.E. diversity.

    • adplatt126

      He’s right. The mountains act as a barrier to air flow. The Western slope and Western side of the rockies are significantly milder than the Eastern slope and Eastern regions. Here in Boise it’s just right. : ) Moderately cold, somewhat dry winters, and hot semi-arid summers with clear blue skies as far as the eye can see.

  • CalMark

    My god. Such a skewed view of the media.

  • John R

    Interesting points. Honestly, I never thought of that. Probably the real reason why this country allowed so many good paying blue collar jobs to be shipped overseas, and so many foreign workers to come here because of the “labor shortage.”

  • benvad

    I’ll bet my life Obama will want to set up Section 8 housing there. Holder wants diversity up there, plus he needs new whites to be taxed to support his fellow racial kin.

  • benvad

    Well, what really grates at their nerves is that they bought the ‘scam’ of financial security with an advanced degree.

    They have an elitist attitude of being superior to working class whites. They don’t hide their hatred and all they want to do is destroy and mock these good people.

  • Paleoconn

    Demography is destiny. Steve Sailer can keep his SoCal. I like to be able to drive anywhere in my city and state and not lock the car doors or speed through red lights in some neighborhoods. Whitopias in place like Cali or NY usually are small enclaves where inevitably the undertow is destined to encroach at some point.

  • Ograf

    The mentality of the citizens of North Dakota is usually diametrically opposed to those of Minnesota inhabitants.

  • IstvanIN

    As long as I keep my paprika and sour cream levels up I am OK.

  • Jim Davis

    I didn’t say the Dust Bowl was the only reason did I? I said it was one of the many reasons, yes, you are correct, people investing in stocks trying to get something for nothing was also a major contributor, and you are correct again that we are heading to something similar (or I say much worse) now.

  • Augustus3709

    I was talking about citizenship laws. Although I agree, the historical penalty for treason has always been the same. But I am against cruel and unusual punishment. A public hanging would suffice, -both quick for the condemned and symbolic for the community. Though I don’t support collective punishment for the immediate and extended family.