I’m Up for a Bit of Cultural Appropriation Today, After I Get Done With My Islamophobic Backlash. Who’s Game?

25 05 2017

Portland, Oregon

Concomitant to that, I suddenly have a taste for Portland-style burritos.

Seriously, about that, here’s my hot take, which I doubt I’ll have to change:

I think the real heat source behind this controversy isn’t anyone worrying about anyone else’s culture being appropriated, it’s the fact that the open borders fanatics think that these young ladies in Portland are pissing all over their Cheerios.

Here’s what I mean:

One of the prime benefits that open borders diversitarians claim is a consequence of all that diversity that open borders brings is:

ZOMG ALL THE RESTAURANTS~!!!!!1

Now, in a normal, sane world, people interested in the culinary arts travel around the world, learn recipes and methods, and then bring them home.  Several years ago, I read a story about the best Mexican chef in Japan being Japanese or the best Japanese chef in Mexico being Mexican, can’t remember which.

But in our bassackwards world, transnational migration of recipes isn’t that easy.  No, if you want recipes and preparation methods from a given country, then you have to open your immigration system to any and every one from that country who wants to migrate to your country.

So, there you have the real reason why we’re all supposed to hate Liz and Kali — Because they at least on one front exposed the non-necessity of mass immigration.





Takes Care of That, Welp.

24 05 2017

Brussels

Daily Mail:

More than six million asylum seekers are waiting to cross into Europe, a leaked intelligence report warns.

Oh well, we can forget about effective resistance to admitting refugees now.

Because, when you want to shut a goy up, start yelling about “six million.”





So, You’re Not Going to Remove Kebab?

23 05 2017

Hazelwood

Patel-type quickie marts all over North County are being officially knocked back, on various grounds.

But:

Authorities say that this is a criminal investigation, not an immigration matter.

That sentence by itself should tell you who owns the quickie marts that are being raided.  You know, that whole power of inference/implication thingy at work.

OTOH, it means the problem won’t be truly solved.  In as much as one thinks that the grounds of the official investigation is really a problem.  Of course, the cynical side of me (though I repeat myself) thinks that that’s the main reason why this investigation is even happening and why these raids even happened, is because the Patels are allegedly in the illicit interstate cigarette tax arbitrage business.  Missouri is the lowest cig tax state in the union, so it was a matter of the Patels selling cheap Missouri cigs to that way higher cig tax state on the other side of the river.  And when you’re depriving governmental entities of taxes, you’re hindering the ability of those entities to pay their cops.  The king’s soldiers will always and very diligently enforce the king’s taxes, (it’s the last thing they’ll do even if it kills you, cough cough, Eric Garner, cough cough), so that the king has the money to pay the king’s soldiers.





That Other Shoe

22 05 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Gustavo Arellano, writing for Ron Unz’s “Ask a Mexican” column:

Why Don’t More Latinos Live in St. Louis?

Dear Mexican: There are less than 3% Latinos in the St. Louis area, and less than 4% of St. Louisans are immigrants. This is very, very, low, and it actually makes St. Louis look pretty bad. Why does everyone here feel like they have a say in the illegal immigration discussion?

Gaga for Gibson

Dear Gabacho: It gets worse than what you wrote. Out of the 25 biggest metropolitan areas in the United States, St. Louis is the only one with a Latino population than five percent—and the latest info from the American Community Survey clocks in the Gateway City at a whopping 2.9 percent. I could fit more Mexicans in the cab of my ’79 Ford Ranger than there are in St. Louis. The easy answer is to presume that the city is muy racist, but it’s also home to the largest Bosnian Serb population in the world outside of the Balkans—and most are Muslims. But it’s easier than that: St. Louis is just a bit over four hours away from Chicago, the ciudad with the second-largest Mexican community in the United States after Chicago, a community with roots that go back nearly 125 years. Nothing against the Lou, but why would Mexicans stay in the Jalostotitlán of the Midwest when they can move to the Jerez?

It’s not even that hard.

Immigrants go where the prosperity is, in order to get a piece of it.  St. Louis just isn’t that prosperous these days.

Few Latinos.  But, as we are all painfully aware, there’s a cost.  The other shoe (Air Jordan?) always drops.

Bruh.





Diversity, For Real?

19 05 2017

Atlanta

ESPN:  Diversity and refugees, because Clarkston High School’s championship XC team.

It starts this way:

Dubbed “the Ellis Island of the South” and “the most diverse square mile in America” by various publications, this suburb northeast of Atlanta has evolved into a magnet for refugees and immigrants from around the world since the 1990s, and 44 percent of its current population is foreign-born.

As a result, the students at Clarkston High School come from more than 50 countries and speak nearly as many languages. Printed images of international flags — from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others — hang inside the campus’ entryway, a mosaic-like tribute to the student body’s origins.

The varsity boys’ cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year’s squad having moved to the United States from Africa. In November, three days before the U.S. presidential election, that team won yet another state title.

ESPN evidently doesn’t get its own joke.  Fifty countries worth of diversity, yet all four state championship XC runners are either East Africans or an eastern African looking young man from a western African country, and the other four are African immigrants.

The key word to understand here is HBD, not diversity.





German Cultural Society

4 05 2017

Dutchtown

Celebrating Cherokee Street’s culture?

No, not its historical German one.  They’re talking about its superficial current one.

If the pic of that particular area looks familiar, it should — It was on the front of Drudge in October.

I find it ironic that this celebration is being used to raise money to repair bouncyball courts around there.  Bouncyball attracts dindus, yet this is a Mexican celebration, and the unstated and taboo purpose of importing Mexicans and letting them plant themselves on the corner of Cherokee and California is to have a counterbalance to the black undertow, in that the Mexicans will combat the dindus in ways that gelding whites in the city are unwilling to do.





It’s Not Healthy to Be So Wrong So Early in the Morning

6 04 2017

Manhattan

It sets a bad tone for the rest of the day.

From a blog called Every Joe:

Civic Nationalism, Part I: Magic Dirt Theory

Interestingly enough, no one – or, at least, no one entitled to an opinion – actually believes in Magic Dirt Theory.

Ah, but what, in fact, is the theory?

Magic Dirt Theory appears to be a coinage of the right, or the alt-right. It is a rhetorical construct designed to disparage that kind of liberalism, progressivism, or cosmopolitanism which would seem to hold that everyone born to some place is and should automatically be a citizen of that place, fully equal, indeed, indistinguishable from the pre-existing native population, no matter what culture the newborn is later raised in, and irrespective of any other attachment or inheritance, or lack thereof, he or she may have to the place.

I have some bad news for those on the alt-right who have pegged a good deal of their overall political philosophy to sneering at Magic Dirt Theory. In this regard; few lefties, if any, even if they say explicitly that they believe in it, do, in fact, believe it. What they do believe, in this particular, seems to come, at least for the most part, from one of two related threads. One is the cosmopolitan thread, which holds national boundaries, or any boundaries between peoples, as artificial, preposterous, and evil. In this view, the citizen of Kenya is already as American as anyone native born, because any kind of exclusive Americanism is, itself, a concept both wicked and false. That’s not Magic Dirt Theory; that’s saying the dirt doesn’t matter at all. Of course, it’s a fantastically silly position to take.

This starts with a whiff (incorrectly defining the Magic Dirt Theory) and gets worse (accusing us of “pegging a good deal of [our] political philosophy to sneering at Magic Dirt Theory”).

(1) The first fifteen words of the second sentence of the second paragraph are correct.

(2) But this writer seems to think that the purpose of our snark about Magic Dirt has everything to do with immigration.  While it certainly can and has been applied to immigration, that’s not its only use.  Closer to home, we use the Magic Dirt rhetorical construct/snark to prove the folly of efforts like AFFH.

(3) We have not thrown all our eggs into the basket of the Magic Dirt snarky meme.

(4) We are very much aware that there is a severe disconnect between what the Masters of the Universe say slash promulgate slash want us to believe in and what they do slash how they behave slash their revealed preferences.  Elitist hypocrisy isn’t hypocrisy when you’re elite.  We know that the purpose of such hypocrisy is almost always the empowerment of said “hypocritical” Masters of the Universe.  If I tell you to kill yourself but don’t act like I want to kill myself, you shouldn’t worry about my hypocrisy, you should be thinking about my conspiracy to steal all your stuff from you after you’re dead.

We know the MotU don’t literally believe in Magic Dirt.  We know they want us to believe in it while they don’t.