“EvilCon”? Steve Sailer Blogs Back At Tacitus”



Evilcons of the World, Unite!

— Some blogger calling himself Tacitus
[email
him
] has

announced
that he has decided not to invite me to
contribute to some website I never heard of (and which
sounds intellectually pathetic) because I am one of
those horrible "evilcons." See, he was shocked to
discover I once wrote "this
squirm-inducing essay
"
on why I prefer watching
black NFL quarterbacks to white NFL quarterbacks
(because, on average, they are better at running with
the football).

As Bugs Bunny would say,
"What a maroon!"
Tacitus should stick to squirming.
He`s better at it than thinking.

Hover your cursor over my

head shot photo above
until you can read the caption
I put there a couple of years ago. (Also, check out the
caption on the photo of Mrs. Thatcher and myself.)

The term "evilcon" is a joke I
made up as a pun on John O`Sullivan`s categorization of
myself as an "evolcon" in his 1999 National
Review
article "Types
of Right
." John wrote:

“5. Evolutionary
Conservatives
. This is an almost wholly intellectual
group (e.g., Steve Sailer, John McGinnis, Charles
Murray)— not a politician brave enough to stand with
them — who have realized two things: first, that lessons
of the new science of evolutionary psychology are
largely conservative ones about an adamantine human
nature, the natural basis of sex roles, and so on;
second, that the knowledge gained from the Human Genome
Project and the rise of genetic engineering will throw
up some fascinating and contentious political issues in
the increasingly near future.”

In

February 2002
, after I was attacked by

Jonah Goldberg
because I "concentrate on genetic
questions"
(the horror, the horror!), I joked:


“Everybody`s got to have a label these days:
neocon, paleocon, whatever. But I`m not sure that mine
is working out. A few years ago in National Review,

John O`Sullivan described
Charles Murray and myself
as the first `evolutionary conservatives` – i.e.,
conservatives who actually know something about the
science of human nature. `Cool,` I thought. Still, this
`evolcon` label has not proven a good career move for
Chas and me. That`s `evolcon,` not `evilcon,` dammit!”


Link: Jun. 25, 2004 14:48:45


[Steve Sailer [email
him] is founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute and


movie critic
for


The American Conservative
.
His website


www.iSteve.blogspot.com
features his daily
blog.]