A Reader Sees More Hope For “Godless Capitalist”

August 15, 2004

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Alan
Keyes, Abortion, and Mass Immigration

From: [Name Withheld]

With
stunning speed, the remarkable

Gene Expression`s
Indian-American “Godless
Capitalist”


responded
to my VDARE.COM

letter
the day it was posted (is he unemployed due
to

h1b immigration
?). He offered one of most astute
appreciations of the VDARE strategy I can ever remember
seeing:


“While it`s no secret
that we`ve been quite critical of VDare in the past (see

here
,

here
,

here on the Hmong
,

here on Rubinstein
,

[sic] and

here
)…I do think that VDare fills an important
role today.


“Increasingly, I believe
that the demagoguery of

La Raza
,

Tamar Jacoby
, and company has to be met with equally
ferocious populist opposition from the other side.
Despite leftist alarmism, I see little sign of this
boiling over into overt violence (for one thing,

felons
seem to be much more common on the

other side
.)…


“With this proviso, I
think VDare is useful in that it opens up the space for
more moderate organizations, like FAIR, NumbersUSA, and
CIS. They`ve railed against this

triangulation
strategy in the past, but the fact is
that triangulation works to inject ideas into the
debate…In plenty of publications (such as

this one
and

this one
), VDare is cited as the bad cop to CIS or
FAIR or NumbersUSA`s good cop. What many people don`t
understand is that
if VDare wasn`t present, CIS
would be demonized as the bad cop
.”

[Links in original].

Mark

Krikorian
, you have been noted!

In a subsequent

post
, GC bemoaned the repression of public
discussion about population group-differences in
intelligence in the years since the publication of
The Bell Curve
:


“Sarcasm aside, the point
is this: the Bell Curve, the Blank Slate, and related
topics were at the center of scientific and political
discourse not so long ago. As I`ve documented

here
, many of today`s most influential pundits (Barone,
Novak, Goldberg, Ledeen, Wilson, etc.) came out publicly
in favor of the Bell Curve…You would never know that
from their pronunciations today, but the whole hubbub
was only a decade ago – 1994. Unfortunately, the
media—even the rightist media—has been beaten back
thoroughly by the vitriolic counterattack on the Bell
Curve. Nary a whisper is spoken about the importance of
human nature, and the implications for both research and
policy are vast…But the public understanding has not
kept pace with the science. Sadly, the

23-year-old opus
of a paleontologist is waved as a
talisman against research techniques that weren`t even
invented in 1981. One wonders what

Stephen J Gould
would have made of genome-aided

QTL mapping
of IQ-linked loci, or MRI-based

voxel-IQ
correlations, or

multiple


strains
of genetically engineered intelligent mice”

Sadly, GC found it
necessary to begin this essay by saying:


“First, on an
administrative note: the tone on the comments board has
been getting out of hand. I don`t know if it`s the
recent VDare

link
or what have you, but the comments section has
taken up much more of my time than it should have.
From now on, I`m going to be banning and deleting
without apology until decorum is restored.

I hope he is wrong
about my fellow VDARE.COM readers!

[VDARE.COM
comment:

So do we!


Godless Capitalist

is quite something, finding time recently to cast


aspersions
on the

potential
of his
region of origin. In response to several queries, we are
adding "Gene Expression" to our VDARE.com


links page
—even if Godless doesn`t like us.
]