Rufo’s Rule Will, One Day, Legitimize The Return Of Critical Race Theory To The Curricula

Argument, Classical Liberalism, Critical Race Theory, Critique, Democracy, Education, Race, Racism

It gives me no joy to rip apart Chris Rufo’s case for a fairer education system, made on the Rumble podcast of the talented Glenn Greenwald.

Education, Rufo says approximately 22 minutes into the June 29, 2022 broadcast, should reflect broadly the values of “the public, the voters, the parents,” as opposed to the mythical ideal of classical-liberal neutrality. At once, Rufo is revealed to be a crass, lower-case democrat. More crucially, a reductio ad absurdum of Rufo’s thinking is this:

When America becomes a majority-minority country—blacks and browns all indubitably piling on honky—this anti-white majority will, by Rufo’s reasoning, have a right to have its preferred values reflected in education.

Doesn’t that risk bringing it full-circle back to Critical Race Theory? I’m afraid so. The reductio ad absurdum of Rufo’s majoritarianism is that, when anti-white interests come to dominate, and they will, Rufo’s Rule will legitimize the placing of antiwhite interests in the dominant controlling position, locally and nationally.

It is Rufo’s majoritarianism that’ll be detrimental to freedom, not this writer’s traditional, conservative idea of canon and curriculum. The latter is what American schools followed in decades past.

Taking Rufo’s Rule even further than we have—one can reasonably deduce that what Mr. Rufo is keen to avoid in the course of battling CRT is an assertion of the immutable superiority of Western canon and curriculum, no matter who controls the locality. That’s why he tinkers, pussyfoots, on the margins.

The Genius Of Erik Larson

Art, English, Environmentalism & Animal Rights, History, Literature, Science

Thanks are owed to the good friend who introduced me to the genius of author Erik Larson.

I’m finishing up Thunderstruck, so am learning more about Marconi than my old man, a PhD RF (wireless) engineer, knows. I do appreciate now the magic and mystique of the rather rarefied field of wireless. In fact, I’m quite captivated by it.

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History is riveting—it taught me about the Galveston Hurricane, the most lethal natural disaster in US history, instantiating the arrogance of US climate scientists even in 1900. The state’s scientists dissed and cancelled (as in banned) the Cubans–who understood the science of hurricanes well before us–sacrificing about ten thousand souls.

I learned so much about the intrigue—and role of the British Empire, the Admiralty, in particular—in leading Lusitania, a luxury British passenger ship, right to the German, U-Boat assassins. The book is Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

And who knew Chicago had such uniquely problematic soil? Larson does! Just as he conveys a solid grip of wireless technology in Thunderstruck, or the science of hurricanes in Issac’s Storm, Larson goes into the geology of the city and the great architecture and architects of fin de siècle America, all in The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. (George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. wanted to best Gustave Eiffel, so he gave us the American version of  the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris wheel, which, during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, carried up to … 2000 people. All new and wondrous to me.)

There are always parallel murder plots, where you learn about the mass murderer du jour or wife killer on the cross-Atlantic lam. These are made all the more suspenseful if you DO NOT GOOGLE them.

Larson weaves gorgeously written, multi-layered, primary-source based yarns about epic historic events. And he never visits the Internet for his research, but, rather, works in libraries and wherever rare artifacts and documents are stowed.

On LinkedIn, a variety of people keep propagating on my page with fluffy effusions about their writing careers. Having sampled a paragraph or two of these people’s “prose”—and then promptly unfollowed the particular umbrella association that represents them (us “writers”) and advances the careers of these scribblers—I would advise these producers of piss-poor prose, first to quit assaulting the eye. But if they wish to improve, study Larson: structure of plot and sentences, syntax, how he starts a sentence; his use of adjectives, how he builds tension.

Still, there should be a guild that pays most “budding” writers not to write.

FRED REED: The Klan Speaks (Or, So Says Fred)

Affirmative Action, Crime, Drug War, Education, FRED REED, Race, Racism, The South

Is this satire, or are these the words of a KKK source cultivated by the great Fred Reed? You’ll never know…

By Fred Reed

In my years as a police reporter for the Washington Times, I became friends with a DEA undercover guy, soon to retire, who for complex reasons became involved (professionally) with the KKK, which sometimes finances itself through drugs. By surreptitious use of a cellphone camera, he copied a letter from a Klansman in Indiana, tried to give it to both the FBI and Washington Post and, being brushed off by both, gave me a copy. I post it unedited:

Esteemed Grand Klagon and Guide of the Knights of the Invisible Empire,

As commanded by you in your letter of 7 February instant in the Year of Our Lor 2022, I send a precis of our efforts in Washington to prevent the pollution of our hallowed land by the Negro. I can report that events go well for us, though a few things need further attention.

First, we have received the results of the quadrennial test of scholarly performance of children in the state of Maryland. They are most satisfactory. Several black schools in Baltimore had no students who could read proficiently. Others had only a handful. Later we learned by a document clandestinely provided to us that many of these students are at the level of first or second grade.

This salutary illiteracy assures their unemployability for the remaining fifty years of their lives. Illiteracy and its consequences will arouse resentment among our White population. We can count on our enemies to do nothing to better the schools as this would draw attention to their fecklessness in allowing things to reach their current state. Fortunately neither blacks nor Whites appear interested in the matter.

All has gone as the esteemed Subaltern Kleegle of the Florida Klavern has predicted: Our enemies prefer to hide their failures in managing the schools to admitting them and seeking a remedy. This is well as a public cognizance of circumstances might draw forth a foolish sympathy for the Africans among us. Thus do the race mixers do our work for us. For this we should give thanks to our Heavenly Father who sustains our struggle.

In further congruence with the foresights of the Florida Kleegle, the depraved paladins of miscegenation invest great energy in violent denunciation of White Supremacists and White Nationalists while ignoring the Negro in whom they seem to have little interest. I confess myself surprised by this curiousness. Those who purport to desire the advancement of the Negros have chosen to hide their failings rather than address them They appear chiefly interested in political dispute and the suppression of notice of their failure than in doing anything of substance.

This being so, I recommend that the various State Klaverns hold marches in full robes and hoods and, if possible without falling afoul of the law, burn crosses where this will be discovered by minions of the press. This will arouse alarm across the nation and divert thought from anything of practical import. We have further found that hanging a noose where it will be discovered will occupy them for weeks in a state of high and empty excitement. This gives them a sense of accomplishing something  of use without danger of their actually doing so. I confess I think them chiefly interested in being entertained.

On another topic if I may: In earlier years we feared that the various civil rights laws would lead to racial mingling.  This concern seems exaggerated. Klansmen who have labored here quietly for years, some on Capitol Hill, report little mixing with Negros. Those who talk warmly of integration seem little interested in practicing it. Restaurants favored by Whites almost never have more than a few Negros, and usually not those. They appear to campaign ardently for something they do not actually want. This is most gratifying and seems likely to continue. In my twenty years of serving our Cause in the Capital, often in association with people who become furious if the undesirability of miscegenation is mentioned, I have never once encountered a black in any of their homes. None would consider sending their children to the black public schools. Keeping the children apart accustoms them to separation, making assimilation at a later age unlikely. This of course is to be encouraged.

The internet has proved most fecund for our ends. As our Chief Klyton noted in last fall’s National Klavern, Whites are afraid of the Negro, yet cannot admit their fright. This fear is among our greatest assets. Our enemies strictly avoid mention of Negro crime in the media. yet the internet makes the Negro’s depredations visible to all. The consequence of this fruitless attempt to hide the violence of the Negro is to persuade much of the population that their government colludes with the darker race against them. Yet while our enemies cannot conceal the problem, neither can they do anything about it, because this would require admitting that it exists, and this they cannot do. Once again they are doing our work for us.  We should suggest to our members that on the internet they stress complicity in dismantling law and order.

At the last Klavern I differed with the Exalted Subaltern Kleegle of Oklahoma regarding the value of Affirmative Action. The Kleegle held that it promotes social contact with the Negro and might lead to the horrors of intermarriage. There is some truth to this. Yet on the whole affirmative action works in our favor. Without this discrimination against the White Race, there would be fewer Negro doctors but they would be respected by whites. At all costs we should avoid any course that makes the Negro seem able in anything beyond manual work as it might engender social amalgamation. Now Whites avoid Negro doctors while pretending they do not.

Affirmative Action further maintains anger among Whites at what they see as, but dare not complain of, discrimination against themselves. I am almost daily pleased to hear Whites complaining of additional work imposed on themselves to correct unusable work by Negros. I almost wish we had thought of this but, as so often, our enemies do our work for us.

We who labor here in the capital of the Northern Forces know how galling it is to see statues of our hallowed Confederate leaders pulled down. We know that it is done it unending vengeance against the South by Northerners who forget that it was they who imported the slaves. Suffer it we must. Yet in life the road to victory often passes through difficult and stressful  times. We may hope, with some expectation of a favorable outcome, that anger at the desecration will divide the country permanently and irretrievably so that, if the South cannot rise again, at least the North can, perhaps, be brought down. The insurrection occasioned by the death of the black buck Floyd shows the way.

The foregoing I hope will provide a portrait of the state of our Klan’s affairs in Washington. The question arises: Should we try to better the position of our nation’s White population by political means, or try to ignite a general nationwide insurrection and hope that our membership, being well armed, will prove able to gain control of a large territory and raise our Southern flag?

My own opinion, for what you may deem it worth, is that we should encourage rebellion. Events suggest that the time is propitious. The federal government provokes general dissatisfaction as we cannot, inciting wars, inflation, decline of the economy, sectional anger. President Biden seems almost to do this deliberately, though it is hard to tell what is in his mind. I have wondered whether he migh secretly be one of us, though this is a question above my rank. The [FR1] dissatisfaction’s  provide a fertile field for an uprising.

The key, we may hope, will be a sudden intense fury among the Negros. They see themselves kept in segregation and illiteracy, feared and secretly scorned by Whites who talk of equality while preventing it except in the few. Negros vote almost entirely for the Democrat party, which consequently has to do nothing for them, and the Republican party will not get Negro votes no matter what it does, so neither will undertake anything of substance for the dark race. Thus we can rely on continuing and growing dissatisfaction among our Africans.

Our best hope for an igniting spark is criminality among blacks that grows as their conditions worsen and they see no likelihood of betterment. We now see a sharp increase of murders of Whites by Blacks, which are hidden by the media but known on the internet. I think we can rely on this continuing. With this fortunate development fear will grow among whites who will abandon the cities, increasing poverty therein. Our enemies cannot control crime as they would lose the votes of blacks and cities would burn, so we can, I think, count on a productive increase of hostility among the African race. Sooner or later, explosion must come. For this we should pray.

I will close now, hoping this report of use. Our way ahead is beset by storm clouds and uncertainties but we may yet emerge into the light of success of our Holy Cause for the preservation of our people and nation.

Your faithful servant,

Samuel Gregory,

Exalted Subaltern Kleegle

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Read Fred’s Books! Or else. We know where you sleep.

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FRED REED describes himself as [previously] a “Washington police reporter, former Washington editor for Harper’s and staff writer for Soldier of Fortune magazine, Marine combat vet from Viet Nam, and former long-haul hitchhiker, part-time sociopath, who once lived in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from the Yankee Capital.”
His essays “on the collapse of America” Mr. Reed calls “wildly funny, sometimes wacky, always provocative.”
“Fred is the Hunter Thompson of the right,” seconds Thomas E. Ricks in Foreign Policy magazine. His  commentary is “well-written, pungent political incorrectness mixed with smart military commentary and libertarian impulses, topped off with a splash of Third World sunshine and tequila.”

FRED’S BOOKS ARE ON AMAZON, HERE

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Hardboiled is back! (The exclamation point is to arouse wild enthusiasm int the reader, a boiling literary lust.) Gritty crime fiction by longtime police reporter for the Washington Times, who knows the police from nine years of riding with them. Guaranteed free of white wine and cheese, sensitivity, or social justice.

UPDATED (8/14/022): A Few Good Men: Juvenal Early Dons His Shining Armor For A Hebrew

America, Anti-Semitism, Democracy, FRED REED, Hebrew Testament, Ilana Mercer, Juvenal Early's Archive, South-Africa

A woman is lucky to have a friend such as Juvenal Early, writer extraordinaire, and all-round fine human being. That my toil—and persona—inspires such a valiant defense in someone so kind and gifted means a lot—and offsets unkind cuts and slights from other quarters.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Ed Dutton, and simply love to speak about “Xhosa & Zulu & Buthelezi,” some of my readers, such as the brilliant Juvenal, nom de plume naturally, had prepared substantive questions they did not get the opportunity to ask.  A frustrated Juvenal Early vents spleen on The Unz Review:

Oh, Jew! Jew! Jew! To paraphrase Scarlett O’Hara, is that all you guys ever talk about.

ILANA expressed herself in this long interview with all of intelligence, class, & erudition that she usually brings to her podcasts, and was, as always, great fun to listen to. But I’m afraid she didn’t speak to the issues I was hoping to hear about: CRT, black crime, the morass in Ukraine, the utter worthlessness of the GOP, etc. For that I blame the interlocutor, Mr Dutton. He seemed to be more interested, in the first half, to hear about South Africa, in the most minute details too, & we got a little bit more about tribal traits than we bargained for. Or perhaps that’s just me. ILANA has been in America for 20 years, & few writers understand better than her what’s happening here, & it was that I was led to believe would be the host’s agenda. But no, we got a lot of Xhosa & Zulu & Buthelezi—& the inevitable Jew questions. The patient lady rolled with the punches, & handled herself with aplomb.

When Dr. Dutton turned to the listeners’ questions, it became really evident that the fix was in. The first 3 questions came from the same guy. And they all had something to do with the so-called JQ. The rest of the questions were of a similar mouthbreather sort. The final question posited one those hypothetical situations that is completely irrelevant to the way we live now (& will be living a millennium from now), something about a world where Jews can’t hold office. ILANA’s jolly “Fuck off” was triumphant & completely appropriate, under the circumstances. It shouldn’t have been, but it was the best moment in the whole 98 minutes.

ILANA is an individual, coming at issues from an individualist’s perspective. At one point, she did say that, as far as identity was concerned, she was an Old Testament (she would call it the Hebrew Bible) Hebrew, with all that that implies with respect to embracing the truth, & raining hellfire down on your enemies. I thought that was pretty cool. Certainly an original perspective. She’s always been an original, you know. I scarcely know where the second-handers would be without her.

Now a lot of you will say how she ignores the elephant in the room, doesn’t say who’s behind all the evil in the world. You have the right to do so, & it’s a testament to Mr Unz’s love of free speech that you can do it here in the most colorful & imaginative ways possible. Personally, I get the enjoyment of a weekly wager with a friend, who also reads ILANA’s columns. We each try to guess how many JQ questions will turn up in the Comments before the next column is posted. The loser buys. We’re both getting pretty soused.

UPDATED (8/14/022):  Fred Reed sent similar sentiments:

Again, I must stress that I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Ed, who is a most interesting character.  I enjoy that. I enjoy interesting, out-of-the-mold individuals.  That Ed is. I’m not threatened by difference, as I am different and am blattered for it. I’ve noticed over my “career” (such that it is) that sameness is courted in North America. Perhaps I’m wrong; but I felt that Ed and I share a certain idiom; wry humor …

It’s also interesting to me—who seems to expect too little from people by way of their treatment of me (I need to work on that)—that some valued men felt differently and were kind of protective of me. That’s what makes for chivalry.

Writes the great Fred Reed, whose column I am honored to host:

I just finally got leisure to watch your Dutton interview, but couldn’t finish it. I was very much interested in what you had to say but–forgive me if he is your friend–the frequent interruptions, the lengthy high-speed jabbering were unbearable. As you spoke at a normal rate for thoughtful discourse, I couldn’t focus on what you were saying because I was constantly thinking, When is he going to interrupt and start talking over her. In my perhaps curmudgeonly view, an interviewer’s place is to ask brief questions and shut up.

On the whole America strikes me as unintelligent or at best uninformed and uninterested and without a cultural and moral glue to hold them together. If I had children today, I would much prefer that they grow up in Mexico in Mexican schools than in the US.

Fred

I have uploaded the video with Ed’s kind permission to my own YouTube channel. You can now watch the joust minus the offensive “Jewy” comments below it.

https://lnkd.in/gZeXmsuE