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Diversity Never Works, Kate Steinle Edition

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Leftists — an alliance of neurotics and “drones,” or the plebs who resent those above them — wanted to transform America. With the acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the killing of Kate Steinle, we can see how vast this transformation has been.

The complexity of this case originates in the fact that Zarate did not directly shoot Steinle, and may not have specifically targeted her. He fired a gun wildly, and a ricochet zoomed up off the steel pier and hit Steinle in the back. She died two hours later at a hospital.

Prosecutors advanced the case under a theory of depraved indifference to human life, arguing that Zarate intended to harm someone and did so with full knowledge that death was possible if not likely. For most of us, firing a .40 caliber handgun wildly into a pier would bring about murder or manslaughter charges.

Zarate adds a wrinkle in that he was either insane or so overcome with resentment for the happy people around him that he wanted to harm any one of them, randomly. He picked up a stolen handgun and fired it wildly, but not so wildly that he was not certain to harm or kill someone on that pier:

In closing arguments last Monday, Deputy District Attorney Diana Garcia told jurors Zarate deliberately shot a stolen gun towards Steinle while “playing his own secret version of Russian roulette.”

She also cited testimony from one witness who said the 54-year-old appeared to be smiling or laughing to himself as evidence that he had decided in advance to shoot someone.

…The bullet ricocheted on the pier’s concrete walkway before it struck Steinle, killing her. Zarate has admitted to shooting Steinle, but says it was an accident.

Zarate proves a troubling case because he clearly has a low intelligence and has demonstrated in the past a proclivity for behaviors that we associate with the insane. He was already a felon, and had most recently been arrested for selling marijuana, a drug often favored by the insane.

If we dig a little deeper, the real story emerges with a question of policy. Who was the killer here, the insane man who was so overcome with hatred that he fired wildly into a crowd, or the government that has defended and protected him because he is a symbol of the political transformation the Left wants for America?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions alluded to this with his statements about the acquittal:

“San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle,” he said in a statement. “The Department of Justice will continue to ensure that all jurisdictions place the safety and security of their communities above the convenience of criminal aliens. I urge the leaders of the nation’s communities to reflect on the outcome of this case and consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers.”

He gets closer to the actual issue: Kate Steinle was murdered by the neglect of her government, a jury who chose to ignore callous disregard for human life, and the voters who chose to make this a political issue rather than a practical one.

In practical terms, someone who has been deported five times and has a long rap sheet that includes violent crime should be kept apart from the innocent normal people that people like him prey on. However, San Francisco wanted to make a point, and for Leftists — who are driven by a manic compulsion to achieve equality at all costs — this was a worthwhile sacrifice.

The city was aided by the jury, which decided to opt for a narrow interpretation of the law instead of finding at least a manslaughter charge for someone who fired wildly into a crowd. Consider another case where someone fired into a crowd with intent to injure or kill.

Zarate is being used as a symbolic resistance to any attitude toward our borders except to keep them fully open. San Francisco proudly proclaimed itself a “sanctuary city,” or one in which law enforcement is prohibited from enforcing or even asking about immigration status. This set up the conditions for both Steinle’s murder and Zarate’s acquittal:

I think that the larger issue is not whether the jury gave the Steinle family the finger in an apparent attempt to “resist Trump”, it is the fact that her killing could and should have been prevented. We know that his convicted felon had been deported no less than 5 times. We know that the agencies charged with enforcing the laws of the land acted to protect a known felon and illegal migrant from further deportation. We know that the state of California and the city of San Fransisco conspired to protect this felon. THIS is the real problem.

…Where are the RICO charges? Why are these cities and states still getting federal money? It’s easy to point at the jury. It’s even easy to point to the officials in the city and state but ultimately it is the failure of the big dogs in Washington, you know, the ones who put troops on the ground to get desegregation done, to put the smack down on these cities and states that is the real problem.

While the federal government could act on this and still might, the bigger problem is the people of California. The voters approve of sanctuary cities; the juries will not convict non-whites; even the prosecutors may be doing a poor quality job in order to keep their own people out of jail.

This tells us that “detroiting” is not a question of institutions, but of the citizens. We know that diversity never works because each group maintains its own sense of self-interest while pretending to go along with the universalist diversity agenda, but once it has a chance for power, uses that power to assert its dominance over all others.

In California, as in Detroit, the majority are non-white, and so they vote against white interests. Whether this is acquitting Rodney King and O.J. Simpson, or letting Zarate walk despite his clear intention to kill, it shows that each group votes in its own interest. For whites, this is protection of law and order; for other groups, it is dominating all other groups, including whites, which means that law and order must become means to that end.

The O.J. Simpson verdict told us this two decades ago: every ethnic group works toward its own interest. These interests do not overlap. Courts, media, and government itself will be used as tools to achieve this end goal. Demographics determines outcomes, and in minority-majority areas, white people will always be discriminated against.

Even more, minority ethnic groups will war with each other. The L.A. Riots showed us how African-Americans, Hispanics, Koreans, and whites all clashed on the streets as social order disappears. When minority-majority groups control the police force, no matter how many rules are written, the police will ignore other ethnic groups.

Take the example of Houston, Texas. Since the Hispanic immigration boom began in the 1980s, the city has had nothing but Democrat politicians and increasingly Leftist policy. Whites either content themselves with spitting into the wind, knowing that their votes will never count, or rationalize the issue and become Leftists in order to feel good about the direction their city is taking.

San Francisco represents our future. A detroited city will only benefit those with the money to escape government entirely. Citizens are either rich enough to live in areas with private patrols, gated communities, and high rises with security forces, with private cars to take them to work and elite shopping areas with their own private security, or they live among the endless increasingly favela-ish neighborhoods filled with homeless people, criminal gang activity, ethnic warfare, escaped mental patients, and immigrant violence. Life is binary: you have either bought your way out of government, and then you pay the taxes that fund the 47% who contribute nothing, or you live in a crumbling third world society with no hope of escape.

Apparently, this is what the Left meant by “transformation” of America. They told us back in the 1980s that immigrants were natural conservatives who would adopt The American Way™ and become future leaders just like the founding fathers, but of darker skin tone. The reality is endless warring groups as civilization falls apart from a lack of unity, just as happened in the multicultural final days of Athens and Rome. History repeats itself because we refuse to learn from it.

One might think that this disaster could be avoided, but the truth is that the Left are pathological. Like Captain Ahab, for whom Moby-Dick became part of his personality, they recognize that without their ideology, they have no purpose or meaning in life. They will chase the white whale of Equality until it destroys them. Ideology is a hard drug.

In order to have equality, one must destroy those who rise above the mediocre minimum that “equality” implies. Sometimes the Left even admits this, as in this jeremiad to scapegoat the rich for the self-created problems of the poor:

This system, which might have been designed to prevent social mobility, is then intensified by parents, the most potent enemies of mobility. The children of parents who are not equipped to pass on too much knowledge or wisdom will have, by the age of three, heard perhaps a million fewer words than the children of professional parents. And how children perform in tests when they are three and a half is a strong predictor of how well they do at school years later. By the same token, wealthy parents will do all they can, perfectly reasonably, to insulate their children from failure. The debate about social mobility always rests on the romantic notion of the poor child clambering heroically up the ladder. A society that really cared about being mobile would find a way to ensure its princes could slide down a snake too.

…Social mobility and equal opportunity are stories that the British like to tell themselves. It is gratifying to suppose we care enough. We care all the way up to the point of taxing the wealth that entrenches the privilege or shifting the emphasis of the education system in which the children of the powerful do so well.

So many words, with one small point: tax the rich so that their children do not have advantages. The next step is to make the system as boring as possible so that the stupid get ahead, as seems to happen in American colleges, and then you can filter those rich people out entirely. That way, no one knows better, and stupidity and wrongness are acceptable, so every individual can feel that they do not run the risk of losing social status for engaging in illusory, immoral, or unrealistic activity.

The Left applies the same agenda to race. If some races are high achievers, then we need to ear those down, and make a system that benefits the lower, because that way all of us as individuals are immune from losing social rank by being unrealistic or bad. This in turn creates minority-majority districts, and then, the rich and the white can be removed, forever, like Kate Steinle.

The Great Houston Flood Of 2016 And The Consequences of Minority Rule

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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by Cory van der Pol

“It’s flooding down in Texas, and all of the telephone lines are down…” – Stevie Ray Vaughan

For the second time in a year, Houston — the fourth largest city in the US and the largest in Texas — is under water. While the rainfall was huge, the response was poor. No actual solutions are being discussed in the media. The reason for this blackout brings together troubling issues of race, population, environmentalism and industry.

Contrary to most stereotypes of Texas, Houston is a diverse cosmopolitan city that is 75% non-white — and climbing. Most of these non-whites are Hispanics from Central America, Asians, Indians and African-Americans. The latter group is declining as it is pushed out of its traditional neighborhoods by gentrification and its replacement in traditional sources of income by Hispanics and Asians.

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The figures above (from 2013) are almost certainly wrong. Many Hispanics and Asians are here illegally, and many African-Americans have moved out, usually to Louisiana or Florida. In the meantime, a huge influx of temporary labor from California and New York has boosted the population of mixed-race people. It is rare to see what we think of as “white”: someone of North and Western European heritage. Outside of certain neighborhoods, these are rarely seen, and even in the nicer parts of town are often only about every third person that is witnessed.

To the Southwest, a large Asian (Oriental: Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean) community has set down roots such that street signs are doubled, with one sign in English and a larger sign in the Asian language. These communities tend to spring up around existing Hispanic communities and slowly replace them, with many second generation “low Asian” (Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian) hybrids with Mexicans (who are Amerinds, or Siberian Asians) now cropping up among them. These people are visually indistinguishable from Mexicans and only slightly smarter.

There are also Asian communities on the East and Northwest parts of the city, again taking over traditional Hispanic areas, both of which have also been squeezed by gentrification. While gentrification gets a bad rap in New York, here it is beloved by minorities on an individual level and bemoaned on a collective level. Individuals do not mind getting $400,000 for a house they paid $50,000 for only a decade or two ago, but groups notice the “diversity tension” which is that they feel like aliens in their own communities. At a certain crucial threshold, the original group simply moves out en masse.

While white people traditionally possessed the wealth and power in Houston, that changed in the 1980s when oil companies relocated personnel from all over the world to Houston to be near the epicenter of that industry. Arabs and Iranians became commonplace, as did South Americans. It is not uncommon to walk through the city and hear twenty different languages spoken. It also has more restaurants per capita than any other American city, and most of these are ethnic, with Mexican and Vietnamese being the most prevalent.

African-Americans were a high-profile minority under the white power structure. Houston has always had low self-confidence, and so has tried to establish itself as a place that would be pleasing to a New York dwelling NPR listener. As a result, it has had a vigorous affirmative action program, which means that Asians dominate the universities but African-Americans and Hispanics have taken over most roles in government and many in industry. Houston has its second African-American mayor, who was elected earlier this year.

Since the late 1990s, Houston has grown radically, at least doubling in size. This assessment is made difficult by the fact that most statistics from Houston are wrong, since there have always been many illegals here and they tend to avoid being officially noticed. In addition, Asian communities tend to pack dozens into an apartment, but because their landlords and legal regulations demand there be only at most two, the renters report only two people. The Asian and Hispanic population is thus larger, and invisible in plain sight, than what official figures convey.

As a result of its expansion, Houston occupies 627 square miles officially, but many other communities in the metro area are also dependent on the city and commute into it, so it is even larger. During the past decade especially, these areas have been build up with extensive concrete cover. This has had two effects: first, the concrete radiates heat instead of absorbing and neutralizing it as vegetative cover tends to do, and second, runoff is not absorbed but channeled.

Two industries dominate this town, oil and development (construction and land sales). These took over local politics so long ago that no one remembers, but they both support the outward expansion of the city through the building of new suburbs in outlying areas. In these, a person can purchase a house for well under $100,000 and pay very low taxes at first, then commute for an hour each way.

The result of this reckless growth is flooding has become much more common. Where in the past water was channeled to outlying areas and absorbed, and much of it was soaked up by suburban lawns and lots, the prevalence of concrete — and of condominium and new-style suburban construction that uses almost all of each lot, instead of approximately a third as in the past — now there is no place for it to go. The city has responded by building new drainage pipes and runoff areas that try to channel the water out of the city into the bayous and ship channel.

Affirmative action dominates the construction industry where it overlaps with government. Where the private sector is dependent on cheap Hispanic labor to make larger profits, the government agencies give preference to minority- and woman-owned businesses. As a result, public works projects frequently move slowly and involve high costs, as seen with union labor in the past.

In addition, minority standards of construction are more like those one would find in Mexico or Vietnam. The development industry has standardized nearly every form of construction as a result. Homes are made of standard wooden frames designed to fit a pattern, covered in insulation and sheetrock, and then filled with pre-fabricated fixtures, door frames, floors, cabinets, doors and wiring. These are designed to be idiot-proof and quick to install. This enables the industry to use unskilled labor as if it were skilled, saving costs.

Most renovation and much of construction is done through the use of “day laborers,” or mostly Hispanic men who sit at the edges of the parking lots of Home Depot and Loewes and other home construction businesses. Trucks pull up, shout out an offer for the day’s work, and then pick up a half-dozen men to go do a job. These groups follow a kind of “buddy system” where if at least one member of the group has some experience, the rest go along with it and do what he says. A network of mostly white but also Asian and African-American “contractors” make a good living by hiring day laborers, paying them relatively little, and taking the profits which are widened by lower labor costs.

Consequently standards of construction have plummeted. Homes fall apart; doors hang at odd angles; mysterious fires are more frequent. Since government is now also minority-dominated, each group represents itself. If the workers at a home that falls down are Hispanic, and the government officials investigating are Hispanic, the event is more likely to be classified as mysterious instead of a solution found.

In addition, general incompetence of the third world variety is common among government inspectors. They can be bribed, often forget to check vital details, are late, or simply ignore problems. Many of them seem to know little about the fields in which they work, but because they have educational certifications — often aided by affirmative action — they are “qualified” and never second-guessed. A whole second string of industry has sprung up with pale Asian and white experts who are called in at high cost to fix what the contractors and city inspectors missed.

The lowering of standards has turned construction simpler. Houses are now boxes; condominiums are three-story boxes built according to very similar floor plans, then covered with a facade made of pre-fabricated items from Home Depot. Since the people buying these homes are usually unaware and unmotivated for home repair or yard work, yard have been replaced by small lawns and larger driveways, contributing to the concreting of the city.

To accommodate the vast numbers of people with long commutes, the city has constructed more parking lots and freeways. Every time they build a new freeway, the developers take advantage of this and begin building suburbs farther out from the city center. The concrete spreads like algae covering the surface of a lake. For every suburb, a “wallpaper” of the same businesses rolls out as well: a home repair store, a Wal-mart, hotels, fast food, and endless strip malls for the small businesses like hair care, nail care, massage parlors, convenience stores and cell phone shops.

One can drive seventy miles in any direction and be in a place that visually resembles the place of origin. The home designs are the same, licensed by the same developers. The stores are the same. The roads are the same. The street signs use a recombinant language of naturalistic terms (“green,” “forest,” “sunny”) and geographical terms (“hollow,” “valley,” “creek”) that make navigation difficult because of the similarity of names.

The result is that a city with little infrastructure has more than doubled its population, changed its character and abilities from that of a mostly English-German city to a mostly Hispanic-Asian one, and has paved itself in roads, parking lots and driveways. The resulting changes have been vast. Air currents now move far to the north of the concrete wasteland, changing weather patterns and resulting in hotter temperatures; here, summer begins in April and ends in mid-September. Water runoff has become a large problem but the public works are not up to the task, so it floods.

Where have environmental groups been in this whole process? Environmental groups are staffed by trust fund kids from the dying white establishment and the diversity/affirmative action hires who accept the lower pay for shorter hours. This pairs people with no sense of reality with people who could care less about being effective. The trust fund kids go to high schools where they attend accelerated classes and meet few minorities, then go off to college, and then straight into the non-profit world without ever having worked a “real” job or lived among the normal parts of the city. Instead, with some parental help, they get apartments or condominiums in midtown and live among the mostly-white group there.

Environmental groups have followed a strategy of trying to save species rather than trying to save land. They have set up a number of wildlife refuges across the city and tend to swoop in on new construction, delay it if they can (these losses are deductible to the developers), and then capture whatever rare species they can find and take them back to these refuges. As a result, the species there are overpopulated and dying off, and very little land is set aside for nature.

The city will point to its park system, which is extensive but cut through with bike trails and used as drainage overflow (“flood plain”) and so is hostile to natural species. These parks are filled with people all day who are riding bikes, jogging, and having picnics. Small clumps of forest are trimmed by mostly-Hispanic gardeners. The result is a paradise for a few generalized species but drives away anything more complex. In addition, the carnage on the roads is massive as animals try to escape one overpopulated forest refuge for another.

To fix the problems of Houston and its flooding would require interventions that are politically unsustainable. Some developments would have to be removed to make way for more open land, which would not be park land and so would anger local residents. These communities would likely be either traditional minority communities in the process of gentrification, at which point the remaining minority residents would be rallied to protest “racism,” or new communities which minority groups hope to move into to live the American Dream™. Any action to cut down on concrete and over-development would also anger the oil and development industries.

In Houston, we see a microcosm of the problem in the West: incompetent and morally rotten whites exploiting the situation for personal gain, including the importation of cheap third-world labor to make those profits fatter, paired up with a community more like that of Mexico or Vietnam where people simply do not care and cannot fix these problems. For all it is like winning the lottery: money pouring through the door for easy work, so enjoy it and forget about tomorrow.

As many lottery winners have discovered to their chagrin however, feast today means famine tomorrow. Houston gets glimpses of its future during these floods (May 2015 and April 2016): a vast concrete jungle, staffed by incompetents, filled with the apathetic, in which the white-maintained services and institutions on which its citizens were induced to rely have been replaced by third-world versions. The illusion of easy money holds up until the system is challenged, and then its fundamental bankruptcy is laid bare, but there is no one left who cares.

Update:

CvdP’s analysis confirmed by experts:

Experts have warned that flooding may become a regular sight in Houston where the fast-growing population and building boom makes it vulnerable to high waters.

Philip Bedient, an engineering professor at Rice University, says the flooding problem can’t be solved. He says, ‘All we can do is a better job warning.’

The true face of diversity

Friday, July 17th, 2015

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I seem to take flak from a number of people because instead of targeting specific groups, I target mental processes. In particular, I identity the process of “egalitarianism” or equality — which is the basis and uniting force behind all liberal belief systems — as the root of our downfall, and a subset of it called internationalism (or diversity, or multiculturalism) as the root of our problem. The enemy is not Jews, or Blacks, or the Rich; it is a breakdown in social order.

The above map confirms my approach. Some areas have become majority Hispanic or majority Black, but the interesting data comes in the “no clear majority” category: all of the major cities seem to fit within this category. That means that African, Asian, Caucasian and various hybrids outnumber any clear group. As I have said for years, this is the future. The forces in power will replace the indigenous WASP population with a mixed-heritage “grey race” that has no culture, ethnicity or values system to fall back on, and instead will get those entirely in the form of ideology passed on by government. These people will be perfect consumers because they will lack things they need, like purpose and a framework for guidance such as what culture provides, and so will like California New Agers cast around for “new” ideas and lifestyle additions constantly. This means they will buy lifestyle-oriented products constantly, as well as products to assuage their anomic misery and ennui, trying to use external forces to replace what must be internal, which is a sense of something sacred toward which life must be pointed. They will always vote leftist, having nothing from the past to defend as is a pre-requisite for conservatism, and will tend to be obedient because of their indoctrination. This is what happens when government becomes a parasitic force and acts not for the good of its citizens, but for the good of itself — and the elites who command it — at their expense.

I waste no time with minority crime statistics and other data which attempt to indicate that the problem with having minorities among us is their behavior. No: the problem of diversity is that it destroys our shared purpose and reduces society to mechanical obedience, leaving behind a mixed-race population like we see in the places where former great empires failed. This is the endgame of diversity, which is total destruction of anything but the obedient at the hands of incompetent Communist-style leaders, and then when society collapses, the deposit of a mediocre population living in perpetual kleptocracy. Diversity itself is the problem, and any surrogate for that is a scapegoat and a mission doomed to fail.

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