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PC Stronger Than Hulkamania… For Now

960x540[1]It’s a bad week for wrestling fans, as Rowdy Roddy Piper is dead, and we learned that even Hulk Hogan is no match for Political Correctness. Like a Soviet official who has fallen out of favor, Hulk Hogan (pictured right, in happier days) has been airbrushed from the history of World Wrestling Entertainment, the company he turned into a global force, and whose owner, Vince McMahon, he turned into a billionaire. Yet the WWE’s decision may prove short-sighted, as the company and its owners remain vulnerable to a Politically Correct crusade despite disavowing their most legendary superstar.

Hogan was the breakthrough star of professional wrestling, a hero to children of the 1980s and 1990s who followed his advice to “train, say your prayers, and eat your vitamins,” so they too could be a “Hulkamaniac.” Hogan headlined the first nine Wrestlemanias, an event that serves as the WWE’s Super Bowl. He transcended professional wrestling and broke into Hollywood, most notably in Rocky III, eventually becoming a symbol of Americana. Indeed, Donald Trump was introduced before 15,000 people at his recent speech in Phoenix to Hulk Hogan’s iconic ring-entrance music, Real American.

dltrwushwww0hgmf65mn[1]Hogan was featured on the cover of the April 29, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated and recently was one of the figures interviewed in the “Where are they Now?” feature of the same magazine [ Sports Illustrated Features in-depth look at WWE , WWE [Google Cache], June 30, 2015, Accessed August 3, 2015].

But the official website Read more >>

The Plot to Destroy Nixon

51n0nJ0YHSL[1]In his new biography Being Nixon: A Man Divided, Evan Thomas concedes a point. Richard Nixon, he writes, "was not paranoid; the press and the 'Georgetown set' really were out to get him."

Carl Bernstein's review found Thomas' book deficient Read more >>

Cuckservatism: The Cuckoo In The Conservative Movement’s Nest

trump-bush2Recently, I discussed how the crude but effective portmanteau “cuckservative” has taken the internet by storm. But I did not spend much time defining “cuckservative”—in part, because a term popularized in memes, message boards, and social media is not likely to have a coherent definition. However, the cuckservative meme may be having a lasting impact by getting people hitherto unaware of Dissident Right views exposed to them and causing them to rethink their old assumptions. So it’s worth examining in more detail.

American Renaissance Editor Jared Taylor distilled many of the memes and snarky insults into a coherent and unified argument: that “the things you love about America–and I love them, too–are rooted in certain principles. That is your greatest mistake. They are rooted in certain people.” By refusing to acknowledge racial issues, cuckservatives end up losing every single non-racial issue they care about [ An Open Letter to Cuckservatives , American Renaissance, July 30, 2015]

However, although Taylor made a strong and eloquent argument, as usual he did not attempt to tie the meme to the word “cuckold,” which seems to be what has gotten the attention of Conservatism Inc. and Main Stream Media

Needless to say, it’s completely hypocritical that the same Leftists who used the vulgar term “teabagger” now claim that a joking allusion to cuckoldry, a phenomenon found in the natural world and the works of Chaucer and Shakespeare, reflects unhealthy sexual obsession and/or insecurity. And indeed, Leftists have not been above making racial cuckold jokes about Republicans. After the 2012 Election, Bill Maher actually said that Republicans acted like they "just found out that their wife is f--king a black guy” [ Newsbusters, November 10, 2012]

In reality, as Milo Yiannopoulos points out, the slur “cuck” originated on the internet to just mean a beta male or a coward in the same way Read more >>

John Derbyshire: Cecil The Lion And The Goodwhite-Badwhite Cold Civil War

This column is adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available free of charge on VDARE.com!

adX48efQ3arAEpsQe5LS_simba-the-lion-king-30983414-292-400[1]The subject of our latest Two Minutes Hate: 55-year-old Dr. Walter Palmer, a dental practitioner from the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie. Early in July, Dr. Palmer, on a hunting vacation in Zimbabwe, killed a lion. Now he's in hiding, his office is under siege by furious mobs, and his patients have all deserted him.

All the emotional stops have been pulled out for this one. The mobs around Dr. Palmer's office are weeping and rending their garments. Mothers are taking their little kiddies—known in lion-speak as "midnight snacks"—to lay bouquets of flowers on Dr. Palmer's doorstep in memoriam for the lion.

I suppose the tots have images of Simba in their silly Disneyfied heads. Come to think of it, probably the "adults" do, too.

Sentimentality about animals is not a new thing in the world, of course. I can remember my sister, back in the Truman administration, crying when the hunters shot Bambi's mother.

That was fiction, though; my sister was five; our fellow-countrymen had just gotten through reducing Hamburg and Berlin to piles of rubble; and anyway Bambi's Mom was a herbivore. This fuss over the lion is way more preposterous.

Latest news as we go to tape: this incident—which happened in Zimbabwe, remember—is now a federal case, literally. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday that it is investigating the killing. They will, they tell us, quote, "go where facts lead." [ US Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Killing Of Cecil The Lion « CBS Minnesota, June 30, 2015]

Why all the hullabaloo? What are the facts? Let's take a look.

This wasn't just any lion. This was Cecil, a star attraction in Hwange National Park. That's a huge safari park—it's about eighty miles across—in the west of Zimbabwe.

The late Cecil was 13 years old at time of death, equivalent to mid-fifties in human years. He was named after 19th-century empire-builder Cecil Rhodes—as indeed was Zimbabwe, when it used to be called Rhodesia. Concerning Rhodes, historian James Morris had this to say in 1968:
article-1338791-0C7E429E000005DC-684_634x415[1]Rhodes died in 1902, and was buried at a site of his own choosing in the Matopo Hills in Rhodesia, which he called The World's View. There, in a place of silent beauty, he lies with his friend Jameson and the dead of Allan Wilson's Shangani patrol—all the heroes of Rhodesia, awaiting one fears not the Last Trump but the next regime. [ Pax Britannica: Climax of an Empire, p. 298]

Rhodes was the man who said, "To be born an Englishman is to win first prize in the lottery of life." Read more >>

If Donald Trump Is So Offensive, Why Does He Have Better Hispanic Numbers Than Jeb?

Donald Trump’s hard hitting remarks on illegal immigration at his announcement speech took him from novelty candidate to frontrunner of the GOP within weeks. But predictably, Conservatism Inc. immediately began wringing their hands about how The Donald would cost the GOP the Hispanic Vote. For example, Hispanic conservative Ben Domenech (a white Hispanic of Catalan ancestry) argues, “Donald Trump's comments are hurtful for the cause of Republicans who want to reach out not just to Latinos but across many different ethnic barriers,” while GOP Chairman Reince Priebus fretted the comments were “not helpful” to the Party’s multi-million dollar Latino outreach. [ GOP worries about Donald Trump fallout, by Chris Moody, CNN, July 8, 2015]

With his typical bravado, Trump responded to these complaints
 I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me - look at the job in Washington - I have many legal immigrants working with me. And many of them come from Mexico. They love me, I love them. And I'll tell you something, if I get the nomination, I'll win the Latino vote. [ Donald Trump: 'I Will Win the Latino Vote', by Katy Tur and Carrie Dann, NBC News, July 8, 2015]

Salon described this as Trump’s “most delusional Read more >>
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