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I take it from that you have nothing to refute the article. You willingly and visibly ignore research that shows that a minorityof the influence is genetic, and wonder why you're losing the public opinion battle. Your defeat is well earned. · 4 hours ago
I would give you W.D. Hamilton's mathematics of kin selection as refutation. Even if there was such a thing as group selection, it would be almost impossible to see how such a thing could evolve (I say "almost" to give myself a small out).
It would be almost impossible for "gay genes" to evolve and not be ruthlessly weeded out by natural selection. IMO, homosexuality is most likely caused by womb events and hormonal imbalances at crucial developmental stages, or through Greg Cochran's theory of a pathogen.
Spike actually made a very good case for immigration restriction.
wmartin: Do you consider Israel a "gulag state?"
As far as "openness to difference" ... well I am sorry, but populations are not fungible. I don't see what was so bad about limiting Chinese immigration, or today limiting Central American immigration. · February 26, 2014 at 2:35pm
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Do you have any clue about the very real racist implications of this unqualified statement? The US had specific laws in place for 75 years outlawing only Chinese ethnics from coming into the US- purely on the basis of race. · 11 hours ago
My preference would be a total immigration moratorium (except for those who marry Americans). Barring that, immigration could be based on tested IQ (which would probably ensure disproportionate Chinese/Korean/Japanese immigration, which I am absolutely fine with).
If the Americans of the late 1800's decided they did not want more Chinese coming into the United States for whatever reason, that is fine. It was their country, after all.
I thought this was already the case. (If we followed existing law)
Excluding our refugee policy, I thought we didn't allow immigration unless someone had a sponsor or a job. I do not know this, I've heard Mark Steyn mention how he had to provide details of where he would work or needed some other proof of self sufficiency. I seem to recall that all my buddies in El Paso, who were Mexicans, needed a relative or something to move to El Paso. But this was back in the 90s. · 7 minutes ago
What about the "diversity lottery?"
Steve Sailer's "Affordable Family Formation" theory is a big part of it.
Do you consider Israel a "gulag state?"
As far as "openness to difference" ... well I am sorry, but populations are not fungible. I don't see what was so bad about limiting Chinese immigration, or today limiting Central American immigration.
I feel compelled to note again that white millennials voted for Romney by 8 points, 51-43. Socially conservative positions didn't seem to hurt Mitt that much among white 18-29 year olds. Romney lost millennials by a big margin because, thanks to the blessings of our post-1965 immigration policy, there are more blacks and hispanics in that age cohort. Very soon, there will be no need to talk about a "youth vote." There will only be a "race vote."
I think it's pretty clear he did not mean that Michael Phelps should literally be there. When he says "there is no Michael Phelps" he means there is no star of Michael Phelps' caliber at the games.
You are correct that Breitbart sites are generally an embarrassment.
I don't think any policy of the modern era has harmed us more than the combination of the 1965 immigration reform bill and Reagan's 1986 amnesty.
No, we are just like every other group of people. People are people wherever you go. What makes us different is the heritage that we have to struggle to keep up with. That heritage is uniquely ours, though others may strive to emulate it. That's what I term "patriotism"; being proud of one's country and heritage, and seeking to live up to it. "Exceptionalism" seems to indicate to me that we are somehow special just by being Americans. That makes no sense. In order to be special, we have to actually *do* special things. We aren't somehow elevated just by our paternity. · 7 minutes ago
I agree, and think Mark Steyn would as well. Steve Sailer summed up American exceptionalism as the belief that we can do incredibly stupid things (messianic wars abroad, missionary immigration policy at home) and get away with it because we're somehow special.
I have to somehow pass the time until our inevitable destruction.
Enoch Powell vs. Tyler Cowen (or Fred Cole) on immigration
Charles C W Cooke
Well, tomorrow we get Amnesty shill Ana Navarro, so that will be fun...
Again, libertarians like Fred just fundamentally don't believe in the nation-state.
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