John Derbyshire On Parkland School Shooting Reaction: Hysterics Under The Guidance Of Fanatics.

Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on

My impression is that the U.S.A. is a much more hysterical country than it used to be. You can, in your imagination, conjure up the way particular human types will react to some public event. How would a thoughtful, law-abiding, middle-class family man react? How would a vinegary old maid react? How would a ditzy teenage girl react?

The most-publicized reactions to unpleasant public events in recent years have been over at the vinegary old maid and ditzy co-ed end of the scale— hysterical.

Control-freak ideologues are in evidence, too: people who want us all thinking and behaving one way, their way, who want to stamp out all disagreement with their dogmas.

The ideologues are cheering on the hysterics from behind. Also guiding them: People whose emotions rule their intellects can easily be guided by skillful manipulators of emotion.

Hysterics under the guidance of ideologues: that's the picture I've been getting ever more clearly, from the Charleston church shooting three years ago, via the Antifa riot at Charlottesville last year, down to this week's continuing reactions to the Parkland shooting.

One aspect of this big recent change in the way we react to social calamities: our major institutions—courts, state houses, corporations, churches, colleges—get swept up in the hysteria in a way they never used to.

I've told the story before about how, in the summer of 2015, I and my wife went on a tour of Civil War battlefields, and noted with interest that the battlefields' Visitor Centers, most of which are run by the federal parks service, all had Confederate flags for sale. Read more >>

Border Walls Work…All Over The World

Cross-posted from American Renaissance

James Fulford writes: has been covering the whole “build a wall” thing since long before Donald Trump made his astonishing appearance. (See Sam Francis’s The Future That Works (Despite Dubya): Illegal Immigration Can be Controlled, August 21, 2001.) In 2005, a Canadian journalist proposed the name “The New Muralism” for the world-wide movement, everywhere but the United States, to put fences in on borders. It’s not really that new, of course—I also blogged on what I called “The Old Muralism”—Hadrian’s Wall, right, that is still the dividing line between Scotland and England.

In 2006, I blogged that” Of course, outside North America, most land borders are guarded by some kind of fence. That`s why, when Victor Davis Hanson was allowed to write recently against immigration in the Wall Street Journal , (a very rare occurrence) it was strange to see him refer to the "Great Wall Of America" as a "retrograde" and "seemingly absurd" solution, when obviously what it is is forward-looking and modern. [Mi Casa Es Su Casa | America`s porous border enables Mexico`s misrule, By Victor Davis Hanson, January 1, 2006 ]” As’s Westley Parker reports below, the movement continues, and there are rumors that the next country to get one of these useful contrivances will be the United States Of America. [Border wall work begins in downtown Calexico By Associated Press, February 21, 2018]

Border walls work. That is why many countries have them.

Border walls are surprisingly common. Two-thirds of the world’s people live in countries that protect their borders with a wall or fence. Governments build these barriers because they are an effective way to keep people out.

Many critics of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall think walls don’t work—or at least would not work at the Mexican border. Senator Nancy Pelosi opposes what she calls “an immoral, ineffective, and expensive border wall.” Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says: “You show me a 50-foot wall, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.” Another former DHS Secretary, Michael Chertoff, opposes “a fence which someone can climb over with a ladder or tunnel under with a shovel.” Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas says, “A physical wall would be ineffective.”

These people are wrong. Walls have a very impressive record.

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a 96-mile concrete barrier separating East and West Berlin. The 12-foot-high wall was built in 1961, reinforced the following year, and got a major overhaul in the late 1970s.

Building the Berlin Wall in 1961.


Patrick J. Buchanan: Protect Kids Or Confiscate Guns?

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.

But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart.

The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun Read more >>

Anarcho-Tyranny Update: Continued Unequal Justice For Charlottesville Five (Now Six) Editor Peter Brimelow writes: When’s Colorado conference was cancelled in the Great post-Charlottesville Moral Panic, I said that I would not stop posting contributions from Jason Kessler, unlike some conservative sites, and here he is. Kessler describes himself as a “freelance journalist and activist,” which is what most Main Stream Media writers actually are. Our position: it checks out: we’ll post it.

See earlier: Anarcho-Tyranny Update: Mounting Proof That Alt Right Charlottesville Five Are Political Prisoners

The trial of Charlottesville VA Unite The Right rally leader Chris Cantwell set for today (Thursday February 22) turned out to be merely a court appearance at which yet another new trial date (August 13) was set—a further sign that Charlottesville Narrative Collapse is undermining the prosecution’s case. But it’s been almost exactly six months since the much-demonized Unite the Right rally which, as reported by at the time and subsequently confirmed by a report from former Federal Prosecutor Tim Heaphy, descended into chaos because of culpable (in)actions by Democrat-controlled state and city government and their politicized police [ Charlottesville Response to White Supremacist Rally is Sharply Criticized in Report, by Joe Heim, Washington Post, December 1, 2017]. Incredibly, four UTR participants are still being held without bail although all indicted AntiFa were released. This is what the late Sam Francis called Anarcho-Tyranny. Here’s a complete update:

Chris Cantwell

Chris Cantwell, host of the popular Radical Agenda podcast and Unite the Right speaker, was charged with three felonies. Two of those felonies were dropped when it came out that his accusers, Kristopher Goad and transvestite Emily Gorcenski had been less than truthful about Cantwell spraying Goad “directly in the face” [ Two Charges Dismissed Against Cantwell, by Lauren Berg, The Daily Progress, November 9, 2017]. Further, Gorcenski’s claim that it was Cantwell’s pepper spray that allegedly landed on her/his arm could not be verified since there were at least 4 other pepper spray incidents involving people other than Chris Cantwell.

Within a week, Cantwell’s charges were brought back to two when Albemarle Commonwealth Attorney Robert Tracci brought another indictments for “Illegal Use of Gas” before a Grand Jury [ Bond Granted for Cantwell, by Courteney Stuart, CBS 19, December 4, 2017].

James Fields

Fields has been accused of intentionally driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd during a State of Emergency, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. In addition to the ten felony charges he was facing as of our last VDARE update, his second degree murder charge has been upgraded to first degree murder i.e. he woke up that morning intending to kill an AntiFa. This is precisely the sort of overcharging that let Kate Steinle’s killer go free, although in Field’s case the prosecutors certainly want to convict.

Shortly thereafter, it came to light that Dwayne Dixon, from the Communist group Redneck Revolt, had chased James Fields with a semi-automatic rifle just prior to the crash. Dixon’s (now-deleted) Facebook comment:

“I take a perverse pleasure in having carried this Spike’s [Tactical Gunshop] lower [rifle receiver]in defense of Justice Park on August 12th. I used this rifle to chase off James Fields from our block of 4th St before he attacked the marchers to the south.” (Emphasis added)

[ A Durham man brought a semi-automatic rifle to a rumored KKK rally. Did he break the law? , By Virginia Bridges,, September 06, 2017.] Read more >>
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