Sunday, December 21, 2014

Majority Leader McConnell “Couldn’t Tell You” If He Will Block Obamnesty–Help Help Him Decide!

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Majority Leader McConnell “Couldn’t Tell You” If He Will Block Obamnesty–Help Help Him Decide!

By Peter Brimelow
December 21, 2014, 2:51 a.m.

peterkariafelicity Editor Peter Brimelow with daughters Karia and Felicity, November 2014. It was cold.

As we move into Christmas week,’s year-end fundraising appeal continues to show gratifying strength. Obviously, increasing numbers of Americans realize that immigration patriots are on their own—can rely on no established political party or Main Stream Media outlet, but must build their own institutions—which, however, because of the miracle of the internet, it is quite possible to do.

Please help us keep up this momentumgive generously (and tax-deductibly) now!

Here’s one more reason: last week, a news story brought home to me the magnitude of the task facing immigration patriots—and the scale of the possible opportunity.

It was an interview of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-KY) by Eric Werner of Associated Press [McConnell wants to stop coal rules, December 17, 2014].

As the AP headline makes clear, McConnell is extremely exercised about the impact of the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s coal plant regulations. He says:

“I couldn’t be angrier about it and whatever we can think of to try to stop it we’re going to do. … I know it won’t be easy with Barack Obama in the White House.”

Asked if the Senate had any obligation to address global warming, McConnell did not even pretend to have an answer:

“Look, my first obligation is to protect my people, who are hurting as the result of what this administration is doing.”

According to AP, McConnell also

reaffirmed plans to make approving the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to Texas, as the first order of business.

But on immigration, according to AP

McConnell stopped short of pledging that Congress would block Obama’s recent executive actions curbing deportations for millions of people who are in the United States illegally.

Republicans strongly oppose Obama’s move and are gearing up for a fight on the issue in February, when money runs out for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees immigration matters. But the GOP’s options appear limited, and “exactly how the February episode unfolds I couldn’t tell you at this point,” McConnell said.

To put this in perspective, just before the election Republican National Committee Reince Priebus said of Obama’s threatened Executive Amnesty:

“It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it…We will do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen: Defunding, going to court, injunction. You name it.”

And just after the election, when Obama had duly proclaimed his Executive Amnesty, Priebus sent out a fundraising email telling donors to “take a stand” against Obama by giving to the Republican Party.

But now McConnell, leader of the newly-elected GOP Senate majority, won’t say he will block Obamnesty—and adds he can’t “tell” what will “unfold” in February.

And that’s good!

Of course, thinks that McConnell should be “angrier” about the existential threat that out-of-control mass immigration poses to the historical American nation—to say nothing about Obama’s clearly unconstitutional Executive Amnesty coup d’état.

Of course, thinks that the Keystone Pipeline—whatever its merits, we take no position—is completely trivial beside the imperative necessity to block Obamnesty, and beyond that to enact an immigration moratorium.

Of course, thinks that this blinkered focus on boosting big business and loosening environmental regulations—without even pretending to debate their global-warming rationale—is going to make it even easier to portray the GOP as the enemy of the working class.

But the good news: McConnell really doesn’t know what will unfold in February—because he’s aware of the mounting grassroots revolt Out There in America.

It’s long been obvious that the GOP leadership, and the party’s donors, are in effect traitors—they favor Amnesty and continued mass immigration.

But they’ve not dared to push it through since 2012, despite overwhelming Establishment and Main Stream Media support, because they fear grassroots wrath.’s role is to supply facts and arguments about America’s immigration disaster to the grassroots, for free, to facilitate that righteous wrath.

It was a miracle that the grassroots stopped the Gang of Eight bill in the 113th Congress, forcing Obama to resort to this unconstitutional expedient.

It is a miracle that McConnell still feels unable to shed crocodile tears and abandon opposition to the Executive Amnesty.

At, we believe in miracles—and not just because it’s Christmas! We believe that Amnesty can be stopped in 2015, just as it was in 2007 and 2006—by the informed and aroused grassroots i.e. the American people (remember them?)

And we believe that, eventually, the American people will get

  • an immigration moratorium
  • the abolition of birthright citizenship
  • attrition of the illegal presence through enforcement of the law
  • Official English

and much else besides!

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I—and Karia and Felicity and especially their mother—will be most grateful.




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Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu: Authorities Say Racist Black Cop-Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Wanted Retaliation for Michael Brown and Eric Garner


Officers Rafael Ramos, left, and Wenjian (Wen Jian?) Liu were assassinated by racist black thug Ismaaiyl Brinsley on Saturday, just before 3 p.m., as they sat in their Critical Response Vehicle, eating lunch. They never saw it coming.

"Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the assassin who executed two cops in Brooklyn on Saturday, is believed to be a member of a notorious prison gang called the Black Guerrilla Family."

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Authorities say cop killer wanted retaliation for Michael Brown, Eric Garner deaths
December 21, 2014

The gunman who ambushed and murdered two NYPD officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn vowed to kill police in a number of social media posts that vowed retaliation for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, authorities said.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, wrote on his Instagram account: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," hours before the killings, two city officials with direct knowledge of the case confirmed for The Associated Press. He used the hashtags Shootthepolice RIPErivGardner (sic) RIPMikeBrown. The post also included an image of a silver handgun and the message, "This may be my final post. The post had more than 200 likes but also had many others admonishing his statements.

Police said Brinsley, who was black, approached the passenger window of a marked police car at approximately 2:45 p.m. local time and opened fire, striking Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in the head. The officers -- one Hispanic, one Asian -- were on special patrol doing crime reduction work in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

"They were, quite simply, assassinated -- targeted for their uniform," said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, where the officers were pronounced dead Saturday evening. 

"Our city is in mourning. Our hearts are heavy," said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who spoke softly with moist eyes. "It is an attack on all of us."

Scores of officers in uniform lined up three rows deep at the hospital driveway. The line stretched into the street. Officers raised their hands in a silent salute as two ambulances bore away the slain officers' bodies. The mayor ordered flags at half-staff.

Brinsley fled to to a nearby subway station, where he shot himself in the head as a subway train door full of people closed. A silver handgun was recovered at the scene, Bratton said. The New York Post reported that the recovered gun matches the one in the Instagram picture.

A second Instagram post dated just after the shooting showed the same camouflage pants and distinctive blue sneakers worn by the gunman as his body was carried from the scene on a stretcher.

Late Saturday, authorities in Baltimore County, Md. said that Brimsley had shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex in Owings Mills early in the morning before traveling to New York. County police told The Baltimore Sun that the unidentified woman was in serious condition, but was expected to survive.

The Washington Post reported that authorities in Maryland became aware of the threatening Instagram posts by Brimsley at around 1:30 p.m. local time. They were able to trace the posts and Brimsley's phone to a location in Brooklyn and contacted the NYPD's 70th Precinct to alert them that he was in the area. At the same time, authorities faxed a "Wanted" poster to the NYPD with more information about Brimsley. Around the time of the shooting, another message with the same information was sent to New York's "real-time crime center."

"The tragedy here was that just as the warning was coming in, the murder was occurring," Bratton said Saturday evening.

Brinsley had a history of arrests in Georgia for robbery, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. Bratton said his last-known address was in Georgia, but he had some ties to Brooklyn.

Ramos was married with a 13-year-old son and had another in college, police and a friend told the Associated Press. He had been on the job since 2012 and was a school safety officer. Liu had been on the job for seven years and got married two months ago.

Rosie Orengo, a friend of Ramos, said he was heavily involved in their church and encouraged others in their marriages.

"He was an amazing man. He was the best father and husband and friend," she said. "Our peace is knowing that he's OK, and we'll see him in heaven."

The shooting comes at a time when police in New York and nationwide have been criticized by some over the circumstances surrounding the death of Garner, who was stopped by police for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Amateur video captured an officer wrapping his arm around Garner's neck in what some have described as a chokehold and wrestling him to the ground. Garner was heard saying, "I can't breathe" and later died.

Demonstrators around the country have held protests since a grand jury decided on Dec. 3 not to indict the officer involved in Garner's death, a decision that closely followed a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Brown, 18.

Several New York officers were assaulted during demonstrations, including one event that drew thousands to the Brooklyn Bridge and at which two lieutenants were attacked.

"I have spoken to the Garner family and we are outraged by the early reports of the police killed in Brooklyn today," civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statement. "Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases."

The president of the police officers union, Patrick Lynch, and De Blasio have been locked in a public battle over treatment of officers following the decision not to indict the officer in Garner's death. Just days ago, Lynch suggested police officers sign a petition that demanded the mayor not attend their funerals should they die on the job. De Blasio was also criticized for not speaking out about the two lieutenants who were assaulted in the protest at the Brooklyn Bridge.

"Had Mayor Bill de Blasio been forceful from the onset when the two lieutenants were attacked, one has to question as to whether this murderous psycho would have been compelled to target our heroic brother and sister in New York's Finest," Jon Adler, National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association told Fox News in a statement.

"That blood on the hands starts at the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor," Lynch said late Saturday. "After the funerals, those responsible will be called on the carpet and held accountable."

The last shooting death of an NYPD officer came in December 2011, when 22-year veteran Peter Figoski responded to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment. He was shot in the face and killed by one of the suspects hiding in a side room when officers arrived. The triggerman, Lamont Pride, was convicted of murder and sentenced in 2013 to 45 years to life in prison.

Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

In Sweden, the Media Lionize Violent, Totalitarian Criminals Because the Latter are Destroying the Lives of Political Dissidents, and Supporting Moslem Rapists

By Nicholas Stix


Another Black Monster Celebrates Racist Double Cop-Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley

The “F” Word: Paul Gottfried


JustASC / Shutterstock

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Who’s a Fascist?
By Paul Gottfried
June 6, 2012
The American Conservative

Having been at work on a book dealing with changing definitions of the “F word,” meaning in this case not the one-time obscenity but the ultimate evil in the world of political correctness, I find my comments on the subject have caused considerable irritation. Although I once assumed that only the conventional left was fixated on fascist dangers, I now know the fascist specter is scaring libertarians as well. My statements that fascism must be understood in an interwar European context, that it was a reaction from the right against the threat of Communist and other leftist revolutionary upheavals, that garden-variety fascism — for example, as practiced through the first 14 years of Mussolini’s rule in Italy — was neither really socialist nor totalitarian, have all elicited angry comments from libertarian bloggers.

Like the more conventional leftists, these libertarians seem grossly ignorant of 20th-century history. Right and left for my critics are what they are thought to be in the U.S. at this moment. The two reference points have always been the same, and for the right the eternal battle has been about fighting the “state,” which has been around since the time the pyramids were built. Those who have advanced state power have always been immutably on the left; and presumably the left includes Amenhotep, Henry VIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and Bismarck, just as the right has always featured such stalwart conservatives as Tom Paine and John Stuart Mill.

One hostile blogger was concerned that I couldn’t see this simple truth because “I am so blinded by my hatred for NRO.” This obviously referred to my amusement at how the one-time editor of that site had tried to link Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to the politics of both Italian fascism and German Nazism. Apparently all defenders of the welfare state were or are fascists and somehow implicated in Hitler’s crimes. For partisan reasons, Republicans on this telling are spared association with the F-term, even when implicated in the same welfare politics.

I was amused to see an essay on fascism by a Canadian Bill Gairdner in the New Criterion (October 2012) that resuscitates one of Jonah Goldberg’s assertions, that the multicultural left by supporting minority set asides is moving along the path of interwar fascism. Like Goldberg and like my hostile bloggers, Gairdner makes “fascism” fit anything he doesn’t happen to like. Thus the f-word is stretched to apply to such nuisances as Arab youth rioting in suburban Paris and gender studies at American universities.

Not to dwell overly long on my latest contact with partisan dishonesty and historical ignorance, let me state the following about fascism as a historical phenomenon. Already in 1946 George Orwell, who was definitely a man of the Left, noticed that after the Second World War “everyone in England is calling what he doesn’t like fascist.” Note Orwell was making this critical observation well before the 1960s, when the rise of the New Left and the emergence of Holocaust studies (which often equates all fascism with Hitler and the Final Solution) turned the F-word into the world’s greatest and most insidious evil.

Moreover, the anti-New Deal Right in the U.S. had added to the semantic and conceptual confusion by equating the New Deal with fascism. In this case however there was some justification. FDR and his advisor Rexford Tugwell both expressed admiration for Mussolini’s economic reforms in Italy, the extent of which however they vastly exaggerated.

Viewed contextually (which according to the historian Herbert Butterfield and Butterfield’s biographer Kenneth McIntyre is the way historians should be practicing their craft), fascism was a movement that prospered on the European continent between the two world wars. It was an imitation of the left that tried to pull along the working class, but it depended mostly on bourgeois support. Its economics were corporatist in theory but in practice usually left most of the economy in private hands. Unlike the left, fascists believed in hierarchy and in the organization of the nation along organic and vocational lines. But these preferences led only to minimal change in the social structure, and except for their style and fondness for pageantry, it is hard to distinguish some fascist or quasi-fascist regimes from traditional authoritarian ones.

The regime of the Spanish Nationalist leader Francisco Franco was for the most part a military dictatorship that turned into a caretaker government practicing economic modernization. But Franco tried to integrate into his coalition the fascist Falange organization, which had helped him defeat the left in the Spanish Civil War. And so he adopted some of the trappings and personnel of the Falangists, before unceremoniously dropping both after the Second World War.

In Austria, the anti-Marxist and anti-Nazi regime of the “clerical fascist” Engelbert Dollfuss in the early 1930s glued onto a Catholic-bourgeois ruling coalition some of the rituals and rhetoric of his friend Mussolini, who for several years was Dollfuss’s protector against Hitler. The “Austro-fascist” experiment began to unravel when the Nazis killed Dollfuss in 1934, when Mussolini changed sides in 1936, and when Hitler occupied Austria in 1938.

Although the fascists were not “conservative” in any traditional sense, they were probably more so than my libertarian critics. In interwar Europe being “conservative” did not mean “being for markets,” legalizing addictive drugs, or distributing anarcho-capitalist leaflets. It meant favoring a traditional state that accepted a traditional social order and which was usually tied to an established church. In that bygone world my libertarian bloggers would have been considered hopelessly demented leftists. Although fascists were not particularly agreeable to traditional conservatives, philosophical libertarians would have been even less popular in these circles. European liberals may have been closer to the anarcho-capitalist mentality but only slightly. Unlike our libertarians, old-fashioned liberals held Victorian social and moral views and were highly suspicious of democracy.

Being a broadminded reactionary, I would allow for a broad understanding of the right as a counter-force to the left depending on how the two terms are understood at a particular time and in a particular place. In the present American context, being an advocate of minimal government means opposing leftist public administration and its multicultural and leveling policies. Libertarianism, viewed from this situational perspective, is a reactionary position, just as opposing Communist subversives was in Europe after the Bolshevik Revolution. The right has a functional identity, in the sense that it stands athwart the left and tries to limit its destructive power. That is what defines the right operationally, certainly not faith in representative democracy or a belief that each person should be able to do his own thing. Although one may personally like those positions, they are only accidentally right-wing.

Paul Gottfried is a TAC contributing editor and the author, most recently, of Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal.

Cop-Killer: A Boy Has to Say Goodbye to His Father, Who Had Committed the “Crime” of Protecting and Serving as a Policeman

NYPD: Cop-Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley was a Member of Racial Supremacist Prison Gang, the Black Guerrilla Family


Officers Rafael Ramos, left, and Wenjian (Wen Jian?) Liu and were assassinated by racist black thug Ismaaiyl Brinsley on Saturday, just before 3 p.m., as they sat in their Critical Response Vehicle, eating lunch. They never saw it coming.

"Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the assassin who executed two cops in Brooklyn on Saturday, is believed to be a member of a notorious prison gang called the Black Guerrilla Family."

Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, shot two cops dead as they sat in a patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He also shot his former girlfriend at her home in the Baltimore area on Saturday morning, police said. Law enforcement sources said the NYPD has dispatched investigators to Baltimore to probe Brinsley's past and suspected involvement with the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang.
By Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:11 P.M.
New York Daily News

The cold-blooded cop-hater who gunned down two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday is suspected of being a member of a notorious prison gang that has declared open season on the NYPD.

Detectives were headed to Baltimore on Saturday night to probe Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s ties to the Black Guerrilla Family, sources told the Daily News.

One source said Baltimore police were already investigating Brinsley’s connection to the gang, which started in California’s San Quentin Prison in the 1960s by Black Panther member George Jackson.

“BGF has been talking about getting back at cops for Eric Garner and Ferguson,” a source told The News, citing intelligence intercepted in Baltimore area prisons.

Brinsley boasted on social media about wanting to kill cops hours before ambushing two police officers on Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

“I’m putting wings on pigs today,” he posted on Instagram, referencing the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island.

A letter that was sent within [?] the NYPD earlier this month warned cops to be on high alert due to intelligence that suggested the Black Guerrilla Family was out to kill a cop following the Eric Garner grand jury decision.

"Brinsley is taken from the scene in a stretcher after he fatally shot himself in the Myrtle-Willoughby subway station." Debbie Egan-Chin

An image Ismaaiyl Brinsley put on his Instagram page hours before the two cops were slain.

"Police flooded the shooting scene." Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News

At a press conference on Saturday night, Mayor de Blasio called Brinsley "this horrible assassin."

Brinsley, 28, also shot his former girlfriend in her home outside of Baltimore about 5:45 a.m. before traveling to New York, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said. He took his life by shooting himself in the head inside a subway station near the Tompkins Houses after ambushing the two cops.

The stunning events in New York came just days after Black Guerrilla Family members began spreading the word that they were “preparing to shoot on-duty police officers.”

As the Daily News reported on Dec. 6, an undercover NYPD cop learned of a Black Guerrilla Family plot to kill NYPD officers on Dec. 5 — three days after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s chokehold death in July. At least ten BGF members were “preparing to shoot on duty police officers,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said at the time.

The threat prompted police union leaders to advise NYPD officers to take extra precautions, including carrying additional ammunition and wearing bullet-proof vests at all times.

Authorities cracked down at the Baltimore City Detention Center due to the influence that the Black Guerilla Family was wielding inside the lockup. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images

But the NYPD investigated the intelligence and later deemed, as The News reported on Dec. 7, that there was no "credible threat" posed by the BGF. “We are aware of the reports of this anonymous general threat against police. However, at this time there is no information to indicate that this is a credible threat against the NYPD,” an NYPD spokesman said at the time.

There also was another reported threat. On Nov. 25, the NYPD spokesman said then, a police department outside of New York received a threat through an anonymous 911 call. The call, which was made to the Baltimore police department, threatened violent retribution against “cops” but did not name a specific department, according to a police source.

Investigative work on that call led NYPD investigators to conclude that the November threat was not real, the NYPD spokesman said, but the department would continue to monitor developments.

Bratton said at the press conference Saturday night that after Brinsley shot his former flame, her family notified Baltimore authorities that he was posting threats on Instagram. The authorities there sent a warning to the NYPD by fax, but it was not received until right about the time that Brinsely struck in Bed-Stuy, Bratton said.

Last year Baltimore law enforcement officials cracked down on the BGF’s stranglehold on the Baltimore City Detention Center because the gang was extorting people, intimidating witnesses and dealing drugs with help from correction officers. An investigation led to the arrest of two inmates and five corrections officers on charges of extortion, witness intimidation and drug dealing in the city jail.

With Barry Paddock

Saturday, December 20, 2014

See the Video: NYPD Cops at Hospital on Both Sides of Mayor de Blasio’s Entourage Silently Turn Their Backs on Him, as He Enters for Press Conference


VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops
By Alyssa Zauderer
Posted 8:23 PM, December 20, 2014,
Updated at 08:43p.m., December 20, 2014

Police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into the police press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style in Brooklyn.

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio Both Looked Shaken at Tonight’s Press Conference, de Blasio Even Wiping Away Tears, and Saying All the Right Things, but They Sounded Off-Key from Him

By Nicholas Stix

When an old copper like Bill Bratton sounds shaken at a press conference speaking about two men he just lost in the line of duty, and says, echoing his legendary LAPD predecessor, William Parker, that “You put that uniform on and you become part of that thin blue line between us and the anarchy,” I believe him.

Bill de Blasio also said all the right things, but it came across phony. “It is an attack on all of us, everything we hold dear…. Evil.”

He spoke of it as an attack on “civilization.”

Who is he kidding? This is just the sort of thing he’s supported and encouraged his entire adult life. Officers Liu and Ramos are his kills.

As he spoke, de Blasio wiped away tears. May readers will be asking, “Were they real?”

I think they were. De Blasio had just spent a good deal of time “praying over the bodies” of the dead officers with their families. Although de Blasio is an atheistic communist, what counted to him was that he was spending time with human beings he cares about: Neither officer was white, and their widows were presumably also not white. Although de Blasio prefers the company of blacks, and cares little for Asians, anything is better than whites, in his eyes, and so he was able to feel real human comity with the families. Had either of the cops been a normal white man, de Blasio would either have had to fake it, a la Bill Clinton, or speak dry-eyed.

In spite of Bratton and my differences, I was already feeling compassion for him, before today’s assassinations, as he tried to hold together a department in an impossible situation. And considering what he pulled against me six years ago, I had every reason to hate his guts.

But with that said, his department was already in chaos prior to today.

De Blasio now needs him more than ever, while Bratton needs de Blasio less and less.

Preliminary Known Background on the Two Murdered NYPD Policemen, Wen-Jian Liu and Raphael Ramos, and their Killer, Ismaaiyl (sp?) Abdul Brinsley

By Nicholas Stix

Based on the just-concluded press conference at Woodhull Hospital.

Ramos was 40 (I’m not sure about Liu’s age, but he was considerably younger). Liu had just married two months ago, while the also (much longer) married Ramos, who had turned 40 on December 12, had a 13-year-old son. Ramos had served for many years as a school safety officer, and only became a patrolman three years ago.

The officers were out of the 84th Precinct, but had been assigned to work in the 79th Precinct, due to heightened violent crime there. They were sitting in a Crisis Response Vehicle, Officer Ramos I the driver’s seat, and Officer Liu in the front passenger’s seat, eating their lunch, when the killer, Ismaaiyl (sp?) Brinsley, 28, approached on the passenger side. Brinsley adopted a shooting position, and fired multiple shots into the vehicle, hitting both officers repeatedly in the head.

The perp then fled to the subway, where he shot himself to death.

Brinsley had shot his girlfriend in Baltimore at app. 7:45 this morning. He was believed to have been living in Atlanta, but had the girlfriend in Baltimore, “connectivity” (Bratton) to the Bedford-Stuyvesant area, where he murdered the two policemen, and was something of a transient. No one seems to know yet how he supported himself, or what his criminal history was.


Racist cop-killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley in the subway in Brooklyn (Nostrand Avenue is one of those long Brooklyn streets that cross many neighborhoods.) The NYPD has yet to release photographs of the victims.

Two Assassinated NYPD Cops were Named

Wen-Jian Liu and Raphael Ramos.

Racist Blacks Celebrate Assassination of Two NYPD Cops Today

I thank Dr. Doran for sending me this screen shot.

It’s Lindsay Redux: NYPD and Mayor de Blasio at War; Reports that Cops in Hospital Today Booed and Shunned Mayor; Union Orders Work Slowdown

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

John Cardillo is retired NYPD.

MSM are Suddenly Race-Blind, and Have No Idea What Ismail Brinsley's Motive was, in Murdering Two NYPD Cops Today

Guardian Operative Steven Thrasher: It’s Racist for White Men to Peacefully Demonstrate, in Support of the NYPD

I just tweeted to him, You must be celebrating the murder of those two cops in Brooklyn today.

Black Double Cop-Killer/Serial Killer Ismail Brinsley Had Trifecta: Racism, Islam, and Treason (Photos)

Racist, Black Brooklyn Double Cop-Killer’s Name: Ismail Brinsley; He was a Serial Killer

By Nicholas Stix

At Heavy.

Brooklyn Murderer of Two NYPD Cops Today was Inspired by Mike Brown/Eric Garner Rioters, and Thus by Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Bill de Blasio (More from His Instagram Account)

Instagram Account of Brooklyn Double Cop-Killer

New York City: Two Female Cops Shot Dead 3 P.M. Today Execution-Style in Brooklyn; One Suspect Dead, Second Suspect at Large is Named Bill de Blasio


A possible suspect was found shot at the scene and rushed to a nearby hospital. [N.S.: He died.] Photo: Paul Martinka

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

2 NYPD cops shot dead “execution style” in Brooklyn
By Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick and Jamie Schram
December 20, 2014 | 4:07 p.m.
New York Post

Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead — execution style — as they sat in their marked police car on a Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, street corner.

According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot point-blank by a single gunman who approached their car at the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues.

“It’s an execution,” one law enforcement source told The Post of the 3 p.m. shooting.

The gunman just started “pumping bullets” into the patrol car, another source said.
The suspected gunman fled to a nearby subway station at Myrtle and Willoughby avenues, where he was fatally shot. Preliminary reports were unclear on whether he was shot by police or his own hand.

The scene of the shooting.Photo: William Farrington

“They engaged the guy and he did himself,” one investigator said.

“I heard shooting, — four or five shots,” ear-witness Derrick McKie, 49, told The Post.

“It sounded like from a single gun,” he said. Ambulances and police cars rushed to the scene, he said.

“I saw an officer being put on a stretcher,” he said. “There was lots of chaos and confusion.”

Carmen Jimenez, 32, a social worker from Bedford-Stuyvesant, was on the subway platform when the gunman ran inside, pursued by officers.

“Everything happened so quick,” said Jimenez, who is eight months pregnant. “We were standing waiting for the G train. We heard arguing from the other end of the platform.

It looked like two cops came in there was lots of yelling and they said, ‘Everybody get down.’

“We tried to get out of there, and there was a lot of shouting, people were screaming, people were trying to run.

“I threw myself on the floor. I was afraid for my life and afraid for my baby.”

California: Another Cop-Killing Gone Wrong; CHP Officer Shoots and Kills Psycho “Teen” Thug Who’d Gravely Wounded Him with a Machete


WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.

Yahoo News.

The Times-Standard.

Update in The Times-Standard.

Hoopa, California, is home to Hoopa tribe.

The Statler Brothers: Susan When She Tried, 1974 (Two Music Videos Presented Without Commercial Interruption, Plus Lyrics and Biographical Notes)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The first of the two following recordings has its flaws. The sound quality is less than stellar, and it gets cut off with a few seconds to go. And yet, it’s a fantastic live performance by the boys, exuberant and with a lovely accompaniment that doesn’t get in the way of their wonderful voices. I can’t figure if it’s a great song, a great performance, or both, so for now I’ll go with “both.”

Postscript: The song, I have discovered, was written by one Don Reid, who was also a fantastic singer, who was also a member of the Statler Brothers, and who is the main singer on the recordings below. Reid was the boys’ main songwriter, and is still alive and, hopefully well, at 69.

I’ve listened to the Statler Brothers on and off for several years on the country music channel on cable that The Boss plays, but never knew any of their names. Now I do. That means it’s been a good day!


Uploaded on Jan 30, 2011 by John1948TwelveA.

The following recording is the cleanest I could find on youtube, and it’s complete, but it’s not up to the standard of the first one. It’s too sedate for my taste.

Published on Jul 9, 2014 by J.W. Gauntt.

The Statler Brothers -- Susan When She Tried
a big thanks to Muzikgirl67 for sending this song for us to enjoy
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Susan When She Tried
Written by Don Reid

I got over Charlotte Thompson, Goldie Johnson,
Lord, they done me wrong,
I took it hard with Peggy Harper,
She hurt me bad, but not for long.

There's just one I remember,
Makes me feel funny down inside,
I'd trade 'em all for just one hour,
Of Susan when she tried.

No there's never been a woman,
Who could make me weak inside,
And give me what I needed,
Like Susan when she tried.

It gets worse in the summer,
When the nights are hot and long,
And it's bad in December,
When they play those Christmas songs.

So if you ask me and I don't tell you,
Bet your sweet bottom dollar I lied,
'Cause there's never been one better,
Than Susan when she tried.

No there's never been a woman,
Who could make me weak inside,
And give me what I needed,
Like Susan when she tried.



John1948TwelveA copied and pasted the following article to youtube, but forgot to cite his source.

From All Music Guide to Country: The Definitive Guide to Country Music, edited by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Named after a brand of tissues, the four members of the Statler Brothers did not in fact share a fraternal bond; what they did share, however, was the distinction of being one of the most successful vocal harmony groups in the history of country music. Formed in the group's home base of Staunton, VA, in 1955, the Statlers were originally a church trio comprised of bass vocalist Harold Reid (born August 21, 1939), baritone Phil Balsley (August 8, 1939), and tenor Lew DeWitt (March 8, 1938). In 1960, Reid's younger brother Don (born June 5, 1945) signed on to take the lead vocal reins, and the quartet performed gospel music under the name the Kingsmen.

After arranging a meeting with the promotional department for a local Johnny Cash concert, the Kingsmen were asked to open the performance. Cash was so impressed that he invited the group to join the tour, and after changing their name to the Statler Brothers, they remained on the road with Cash from 1963 to 1971. The Statlers signed to Columbia Records in 1964 and a year later scored a huge country and pop hit with DeWitt's "Flowers on the Wall," which also lent its name to their 1966 debut album. 1967's The Statler Brothers Sing the Big Hits held true to its title's promise, generating a pair of Top Ten singles in "Ruthless" and "You Can't Have Your Kate and Edith, Too."

In 1969, the quartet moved to Mercury Records, where they remained for over two decades; their first single for the label, 1970's "Bed of Rose's," was a Top Ten hit. In the same year, they held their first Fourth of July picnic; for decades, the celebration remained an annual holiday staple, drawing tens of thousands of fans each summer. Throughout the first half of the 1970s, the Statlers remained fixtures on the Top 40 charts thanks to a string of nostalgic singles like 1972's "Do You Remember These" and "The Class of '57," 1973's "Carry Me Back," and 1974's "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott." Their LPs of the period were often concept records: 1972's The Statler Brothers Sing Country Symphonies in E Major was whimsically formatted like an orchestral performance (complete with side-break "intermission"), while 1975's joint release Holy Bible/Old Testament and Holy Bible/New Testament fulfilled a long-standing dream to record a gospel project. 1973's Alive at the Johnny Mack Brown High School, on the other hand, was a tongue-in-cheek effort recorded under the group's comic alias Lester "Roadhog" Moran & the Cadillac Cowboys.

The sentimental "I'll Go to My Grave Loving You" was a Top Five hit in 1975 and was included on the Statlers' first best-of compilation, released later in the same year. After a series of Top Ten hits that included 1977's "The Movies" (another recurring Statler theme) and "I Was There," they earned their first chart-topper in 1978 with "Do You Know You Are My Sunshine," from the album Entertainers...on & off the Record. In 1980 the Statler Brothers celebrated their first decade on Mercury with 10th Anniversary, which featured the smash "Charlotte's Web," taken from the film Smokey and the Bandit, Pt. 2, in which the group also co-starred.

After 1982's The Legend Goes On, DeWitt was forced to leave the group as a result of Crohn's disease; the illness ultimately killed him on August 15, 1990. The remaining Statlers tapped Jimmy Fortune as his successor, and immediately Fortune earned the group its second number one with his "Elizabeth" (an homage to actress Elizabeth Taylor), from the album Today. Their next two LPs, 1984's Atlanta Blue and 1985's Pardners in Rhyme, were credited to simply the Statlers; each record generated a number one hit -- "My Only Love" and "Too Much on My Heart," respectively -- again composed by Fortune. They returned as the Statler Brothers for the 1986 inspirational release Radio Gospel Favorites, followed later in the year by Four for the Show. 1987's Maple Street Memories produced the Top Ten single "Forever"; 1989's "More Than a Name on the Wall," which peaked at number six, was their last significant hit. They continued releasing albums, however, and in addition to remaining a popular touring act in the 1990s, the Statler Brothers also hosted a long-running variety show on TNN.

In 2002, the Statler Brothers announced their retirement from the road. On October 26, they played their last concert at the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA, not far from Staunton, where they'd started and where they continued to maintain their headquarters. ~Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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Have You Visited The Wall? Go See the Online Memorial of Black-on-White Murders in 2014

By Nicholas Stix

At CofCC.

The True Meaning of Diversity: No Whites Escape (Poster)

Rita Jeptoo’s Tarnished Crown: Kenya's Marathon Queen Fails Second Doping Test; She Joins Dozens of Her Corrupt, Disgraced, Kenyan Countrymen


Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo arrives at the Athletics Kenya offices for a board meeting in Nairobi November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this story.

Kenya's marathon queen Jeptoo fails second doping test
By James Macharia
21 hrs ago (22:07:17)

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has tested positive for a banned substance in a B sample taken after she failed an out-of-competition check in September.

"The results of the analysis of the B sample which was conducted on 17th to 19th December 2014 at the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency} [sic] accredited laboratory of Lausanne confirmed the finding of the A sample," Athletics Kenya said in a statement on Friday.

Jeptoo, provisionally suspended from athletics after the A sample tested positive, had asked for a B check. She told reporters at the time that the accusation was false.

Dozens of Kenyan athletes have failed doping tests in the past two years.


Happier times: A triumphant Jeptoo at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line

Government officials have blamed the growing amount of cases on foreign agents and Athletics Kenya's failure to educate its sportsmen and women properly.

The country's triple world 3,000 meters steeplechase champion Moses Kiptanui has called for tough sanctions against those who fail doping tests, saying "big money" was behind the cheating.

(Writing by James Macharia, editing by Tony Jimenez)

Ann Coulter to Serial Journalism Hoaxer Sabrina Rubin Erdely: No Means No

By Nicholas Stix


Juveniles Tried as Adults for Murder Not Unusual in Maury County, TN

By David in TN

At the age of 17, Charles Lowe-Kelley was too young to legally buy cigarettes, a beer or even to register to vote. But he wasn’t too young for a Maury County judge and jury to send him to prison and throw away the key.

This was in the Columbia Daily Herald on December 6. When I went to Circuit Court Clerk's office today in the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee. They told me Darious Fitzpatrick is in the juvenile system. They are waiting for the results of "mental and forensic evaluations."

Fitzpatrick has to be transferred out of juvenile court to adult court. Then it will go before the grand jury. After the indictment (he admitted to deliberately killing Gordon Schaffer and it's on tape), will come the trial. The woman I talked to said because of "publicity" the trial might be moved from Columbia. I told her my experience was that in Tennessee, juries are bused in from other counties.

I told them I would come back in a month and ask how the case was progressing.

N.S.: In a recent sophisticated puff piece by New York Times operative Chip Brown, promoting Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr., claimed that only New York and North Carolina prosecute juveniles as adults.

“[Vance] pushed to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18 — New York and North Carolina are the only states that treat 16-year-olds as adults.”

In most, if not all states, judges can rule on whether a defendant under the age of 18 shall be prosecuted as an adult. However, there is a national movement of the Society for the Protection and Promotion of Heinous Black and Hispanic Felons Under 18 Years of Age, to pass laws banning such prosecutions. Chip Brown obviously supports such laws, and DA Vance’s support of them, as well as his support of the (hotel housekeeper) Nafissatou Diallo rape hoax, have earned him Brown’s support.

America Needs to Do Like Mexico with Illegal Aliens: Sanctimonious Talk, Coupled with Brutal Enforcement


Chinese Illegals Off the Freighter Golden Venture


Charles Kesler's Splendid Video Interview of Chris deMuth

By An Old Friend

The six segments aggregate to more than an hour. Kesler is a wonderful interviewer, and DeMuth is an outstandingly thoughtful and admirable interviewee.

I also recently watched an interview of DeMuth by Bill Kristol; similar and interesting, but I think this one by Kesler will stick with me more.

In segment 5, at about the 9:30 mark, they're talking about Social Security, and DeMuth says that we have one, perhaps two, decades to reform it into sustainability, but after that, "it's the Detroit pension problem coast-to-coast." (DeMuth has been writing lately on the entitlements horrors.)


Kesler has been doing a series of these interviews (Kristol, too); of those I've watched, the one with Heather Mac Donald was my favorite. At one point, she talks about conservatism as being basically empirical -- we can see what happens with broken families and other dysfunctions that are the fruits of liberal ideas:

First, They Came for the Nazis…: Obama is Unconstitutionally Robbing Groups and Businesses He Hates, Based on Political Litmus Tests and Bills of Attainder

By Nicholas Stix


Could a Racist Tweet Posted the Day Before the Hate Crime Murder of Jessica Chambers by a High School Classmate of Hers be a Clue Towards Solving the Crime?

#HandsUpDon’tSetMeonFire (Cartoon)

By Glaivester

Arizona: Reconquista Police Chief Roberto Villasenor Breaks Law, but Unwittingly Opens Up Avenue to Attack Obama’s Administrative Amnesty

By Nicholas Stix


Washington Post’s Gay Black Editorialist Jonathan Capehart Tries to Keep UVA Rape Hoax Alive

By Nicholas Stix


War Crime Follow-Up: The Papa John’s Murder in Columbia, Tennessee


War crime victim Gordon Schaffer, 22

Suspected war criminal Rodney Harvell

Suspected war criminal Darious Fitzpatrick, though only 17, is already a violent career criminal with several felony convictions as a juvenile; his example is spurring calls for juvenile justice reform in Tennessee

“Papa John's CEO Attends Funeral of Employee Shot Dead by Robbers While Working at the Popular Pizza Chain - and Pays for his Service and Medical Expenses.”

By David in TN
I went by the "Papa John's" at 5 p.m. today. The store is at the end of a strip mall. It was open with two employees, one a young man who looked like Gordon Schaffer, and a young woman.

At the entrance were some flowers, balloons, and dolls. A kind of shrine modern culture requires (instead of outrage) at times like this.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:05:00 P.M. EDT
Today, December 19, I went to the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee. I made my way to the Circuit Court Clerk's office. I told them I've written a few pieces on the internet about trials. I asked how far the case is in the system.

A young woman went to a filing cabinet for the details. The "alleged" killer, Darious Fitzpatrick, is still in juvenile court. They are waiting for the results of "mental and forensic evaluations."

Step one will be transferring Fitzpatrick from juvenile to adult court. The next step will be the grand jury. Then will be the trial.

She said the trial would be in the Maury County courthouse unless the "high profile nature" causes it to be moved to another county.

I told her from my own experience the custom in Tennessee is for a jury to be bused in from somewhere else. The trial will be in Columbia. The courtroom is a few yards from this office.

It was hard to tell how long it will take until the trial. I told her I would check back in a month.

By the way, Columbia, Tennessee has a fairly high black population, 20.8% vs. 69.3% non-Hispanic white.

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:49:00 P.M. EST

Ten Whites Set Afire in Recent Months

Black Genius: Four Black Men Rape Two Raceless, Underaged Girls, One 12, and Videotape Their Crimes; Perps Receive Token Sentences, and Will be Back Soon, to Rape Again

By Jerry PDX

Here is a recent incident in Oregon involving four adult black men and two underaged girls, one 12 years old. No information on the race of the girls or the specific age of the other one, but she was underaged also. The men posted a video on Youtube of them having sex with the girls. Yes, I'm pretty sure they have single digit IQ's. Knock me over with a feather.

Child sex abuse and child porn is, of course, something Afroracists love to claim is the exclusive province of white men. Anyone who pays attention to local news, and actually retains information, knows that is false. There are plenty of local reports of black men committing these crimes, though often you do have to read between the lines to see through the media PC disinformation campaign.

I found 18 references online to this incident, majority of which were blogs that picked up the story, a couple were local news stations, though the other major local news station ignored the story completely. A couple of cursory mentions in the Oregonian, our local "news"paper, and two mainstream news mentions in the Huffington Post and Pamplin media. Of course, Huffington being a news aggregator pretty much picks up everything, so I'm not sure if it counts. I like to see how much news coverage white sex offenders get, as opposed to black ones, and invariably white ones bring up more references, particularly in mainstream "news" outlets. The limited exposure this incident has gotten is par for the course, because the perps are black men. Interesting that one reference is a magazine devoted to black issues (Madamnoire), it's the first link below, there are of course comments suggesting blame toward the 12 year old and her parents, reminds you of the way the black community in Texas blamed the 12-year-old Hispanic girl and her parents, when she was raped by over 20 black men.

Another lie that black people constantly tell each other is how unjustly the black man gets sentenced for any crime, I found a couple of comments claiming: Those black boys gonna git sent to prison for life!!! Always happens to black men when he messes with a white woman! We knows that for a fact!!!

The 2nd URL is re the last man sentenced. One man got 18 years, the rest five or six years. They should be out in two or three. Not exactly life sentences, are they? Except for, maybe, one of them, it seems pretty light for child rape and child pornography, are these diversity sentences?

[N.S.: You betcha!]

Friday, December 19, 2014

Don’t Wait Until Sunday; Get Your Multicultural Wrap-Up Now!

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance.

Men, Want to Get Custody of Your Kids After a Divorce? Then You Must Do a “Swish”!

By Nicholas Stix

At 28Sherman.

Is UVA “Sexual Assault Activist” Emily Renda, Who Helped Organize the Jackie Coakley/Sabrina Rubin Erdely Rolling Stone Rape Hoax, Herself a Rape Hoaxer?

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Previously: “What Role Did UVA ‘Sexual Assault Activist’ Emily Renda Play in Rape Hoax?”

peterike said...

I smell a rat with Renda. Her so-called rape (a new Lifetime series: "My So-Called Rape") sounds a lot like she got sloppy drunk, hooked up with some guy, and regretted it. But she knew a good thing when she saw it and converted it into a career. (Her words: "I was a first year student out at a party drinking in the fall, and a guy who insisted on walking me home invited me to hang out in his room, where he forced me down and raped me.") (So he "invited" you and you went along? Wonder why.)

Let's face it: a rape story is the new hot internship. It gives you instant "moral authority," a phrase the Progs love oh so much. And you just don't question rape stories, like you don't question when a black guy says somebody once thought he was the waiter. Oh really? Ooops, sacred ground! Can't question that!

I don't expect Renda is any kind of dummy. She knew the lay of the land, and what better way to make her bones as a Professional Rape Victim then by, well, by becoming a rape victim. So I'm very suspicious.

She's a cute girl. No hottie, by any means, and who knows if she's got some grudge about not being hot enough to get the guys she wants. God knows. American women these days are so many kinds of crazy that you can't keep up. But I very much suspect that her "rape" was a perverse form of resume building and so far it's going gangbusters for her.

December 11, 2014, 7:51 P.M.

The Washington & Lee Rape Hoax Piggybacks on the UVA Rape Hoax

By Nicholas Stix


A Gruesome Photograph from America’s Racist Past



By Nicholas Stix

The back story is at VDARE.

Michelle Obama’s Lies About Her Experiences with “Racism”



By Nicholas Stix


Theodore Dalrymple on a Bad Day: Depicts Socialists/Communists/Whatevers as Perfection-Seeking “Utopians”

By Nicholas Stix

I don’t know where the idea got around that leftists are “utopians.” That Republican writers would say such drivel is unsurprising, since they’re hacks. But when brilliant people like Theodore Dalrymple/Anthony Daniels or Thomas Sowell say it…

All my adult life, I’ve heard it said that Marxists seek “utopia.” But all of the Marxists, etc. I’ve seen have worshiped hatred, genocidal violence, and pursued politics as a zero-sum game, none of which is remotely utopian.

In a new column, Dalrymple gives the example of Irish demonstrators demanding “free” water, at other’s expense. They know that they are demanding that their fellow citizens pay for their “free” water, in addition to the former having to pay for their own. Rather than being utopian, such demands are the stuff of the ugliest imaginable power play. And so it is with every leftist demand. That such demands are couched in the language of “human rights” doesn’t fool anyone above the age of eight, or an intelligent five-year-old.

One explanation for such a mistaken description is that everyone has a bad day now and then, in which he surrenders to his inner Republican. Another is that these are old men, from a time in which communists worked harder to disguise their murderous intentions—though they didn’t fool George Orwell—and in Sowell’s case, could be a sentimental carry-over from his own days as a young Marxist.

“The Demand for Perfection.”

Not from The Onion, but It Ought to be: Detroit — Robert Davis, the Former Highland Park School Board Member and Self-Styled Anti-Corruption Crusader, was Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison Thursday for Corruption

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

At the Detroit News.

A Philadelphia Woman Pleaded Guilty Thursday to Involuntary Manslaughter and Child Endangerment After Her 2-Year-Old Found a Loaded .357 Revolver and Fatally Shot His 11-Year-Old Sister

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat


Isn't This the Most Egregious Form of Racial Profiling? Ford Awards Spelman College Students $75,000 As Winners of Second Annual HBCU Community Challenge


N.S. It’s also a violation of the Civil Rights Act, which applies to both the public and private sectors, not that the authorities ever pay any attention to it, unless it benefits the usual suspects.

At Ford’s PR page.

Texas: Family of Man Shot Outside Stafford Walmart Files Suit Against Company

By A Texas Reader


Crystal Gayle: I'll Do It All Over Again (Video, Presented Without Commercial Interruptions)



Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Published on Jul 14, 2012 by PlanetPygar from the 1979 compilation CRYSTAL GAYLE - CLASSIC CRYSTAL - created at


Ben Franklin's Classic, Short Pamphlet on Affordable Family Formation


Reprinted by Nicholas Stix

A tip ‘o the hate to Steve Sailer.


I made some corrections based on the assumption that no work written by Ben Franklin would contain so many glaring errors, and that they must have crept in through the scanning process. At first, I added many “e”s, as in changing “occupy d” to “occupyed,” but then considered that the gaps were much more likely due to an apostrophe than to an “e” being lost in scanning.

“i 7 5 5” to 1755
“heigh th” to height
“Numbtr” to Number
“form d” to formed
“common :” to common:
“incourag d” to incouraged
“furnish d” to furnished
thirty . Sterling to thirty Sterling
“. . 8.” to ….
“occupy d” to occupy’d
“be comes” to becomes
“discourag d” to discouraged
“lessen d” to lessened
“depriv d” to deprived
“lessen d” to lessened
“maintain d” maintained
“in creasing” to increasing
“compar d” to compar’d
“nation s” to nation’s
“employ d” to employ’d
“suffer d” to suffer’d
“blacken d” to blacken’d
“replenish d” to replenish’d
“suppos d” to suppos’d
“Elizabeth s” to Elizabeth’s
“supply d” to supply’d

I am convinced that there are many other scanning errors, e.g., “Tarn Muim* OF HUTOBI WITH NOTM,” but do not yet know what the corrections would entail.

Full text of "Observations concerning the increase of mankind, peopling of countries, &c"


By Benjamin Franklin
Printed and Sold by S. K N E E L A N D in Queen-Street, 1 7 5 5.




Being Extra Number BS of Tarn Muim* OF HUTOBI WITH NOTM *o QOMII

OBSERVATIONS concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, &c.

TABLES of the proportion of Marriages to Births, of Deaths to Births, of Marriages to the numbers of inhabitants, &c. formed on observations made upon the Bills of Mortality, Christenings, &c. of populous cities, will not suit countries; nor will tables formed on observations made on full settled old countries as Europe, suit new countries, as America.

2. For people increase in proportion to the number of marriages, and that is greater in proportion to the ease and convenience of supporting a family. When families can be easily supported, more persons marry, and earlier in life.

3. In cities, where all trades, occupations and offices are full, many delay marrying, till they can see how to bear the charges of a family; which charges are greater in cities, as Luxury is more common: many live single during life, and continue servants to families, journeymen to Trades, &c. hence cities do not by natural generation supply themselves with inhabitants; the deaths are more than the

4. In countries full settled, the case must be nearly the same; all Lands being occupied and improved to the height; those who cannot get land must labour for others that have it; when labourers are plenty their wages will be low; by low wages a family is supported with difficulty; this difficulty deters many from marriage, who therefore long continue servants and single. Only as the Cities take supplies of people from the country, and thereby make a little more room in the country, Marriage is a little more incourag’d there, and the births exceed the deaths.

5. Europe is generally full settled with husbandmen, manufacturers, &c. and therefore cannot now much increase in People: America is chiefly occupied by Indians, who subsist mostly by hunt-



ing. But as the hunter, of all men, requires the greatest quantity of land from whence to draw his subsistence, (the husbandman subsisting on much less, the gardener on still less, and the manufacturer requiring least of all), the Europeans found America as fully settled as it well could be by hunters; yet these having large
Tracts, were easily prevailed on to part with portions of territory to the new comers, who did not much interfere with the natives in hunting, and furnish’d them with many things they wanted.

6. Land being thus plenty in America, and so cheap as that a labouring man that understands Husbandry, can in a short time save money enough to purchase a piece of new Land sufficient for a plantation, whereon he may subsist a family; such are not afraid to marry; for if they even look far enough forward to consider how
their children when grown up are to be provided for, they see that more Land is to be had at rates equally easy, all circumstances considered.

7. Hence Marriages in America are more general, and more generally early, than in Europe. And if it is reckoned there, that there is but one marriage per annum among one hundred persons, perhaps we may here reckon two; and if in Europe they have but four Births to a marriage(many of their marriages being late) we may here reckon eight, of which if one half grow up, and our marriages are made, reckoning one with another at twenty years of age our people must at least be doubled every twenty years.

8. But not withstanding this increase, so vast is the Territory of North America, that it will require many ages to settle it fully; and till it is fully settled, labour will never be cheap here, where no man continues long a labourer for others, but gets a Plantation of his own, no man continues long a journeyman to a trade, but goes among those new settlers and sets up for himself, &c. Hence labour is no cheaper now in Pennsylvania, than it was thirty years ago, tho so many thousand labouring people have been imported.

9. The danger therefore of these Colonies interfering with



their Mother Country in trades that depend on labour, Manufactures, &c. is too remote to require the attention of Great Britain.

10 But in proportion to the increase of the Colonies a vast demand is growing for British Manufactures, a glorious market wholly in the power of Britain, in which foreigners cannot interfere, which will increase in a short time even beyond her power of supplying, tho her whole trade should be to her Colonies: Therefore
Britain should not too much restrain Manufactures in her Colonies. A wise and good mother will not do it. To distress is to weaken, and weakening the children weakens the whole family.

11. Besides if the manufactures of Britain (by reason of the American Demands) should rise too high in price, foreigners who can sell cheaper will drive her merchants out of foreign markets; foreign manufactures will thereby be encouraged and increased, and consequently foreign nations, perhaps her rivals in power, grow more populous and more powerful; while her own Colonies, kept
too low, are unable to assist her or add to her strength.

12. Tis an ill-grounded opinion that by the labour of slaves, America may possibly vie in cheapness of manufactures with Britain. The labour of slaves can never be so cheap here as the labour of working men is in Britain. Any one may compute it. Interest of money is in the Colonies from six to ten per Cent. Slaves one with another cost thirty Sterling per head. Reckon then the interest of the first purchase of a slave, the Insurance or risque on his life, his cloathing and diet, expenses in his sickness and loss of time, loss by his neglect of business. (Neglect is natural to the man who is not to be benefited by his own care or diligence), Expence of a Driver to keep him at work, and his pilfering from time to time, almost every slave being by Nature a thief, and compare the whole amount with the wages of a manufacturer of iron or wool in England, you will see that labour is much cheaper there than it
ever can be by negroes here. Why then will Americans purchase slaves? Because slaves may be kept as long as a man pleases, or


has occasion for their labour; while hired men are continually leaving their master (often in the midst of his business,) and setting up for themselves. . 8.

13. As the increase of people depends on the encouragement of marriages, the following things must diminish a Nation, viz.
1. The being conquered; for the conquerors will engross as many offices, and exact as much tribute or profit on the labour of the conquered, as will maintain them in their new establishment, and this diminishing the subsistence of the natives discourages their marriages, and so gradually diminishes them, while the foreigners increase. 2. Loss of Territory. Thus the Britons being driven into Wales, and crowded together in a barren country insufficient to support such great numbers, diminished till the people bore a proportion to the produce, while the Saxons increased on their abandoned lands; till the Island became full of English. And were the English now driven into Wales by some foreign nation, there would in a few years be no more Englishmen in Britain than there are now people in Wales. 3. Loss of Trade. Manufactures exported draw subsistence from foreign countries for numbers, who are thereby enabled to marry and raise families. If the nation be deprived of any branch of trade, and no new employment is found for the people occupy’d in that branch, it will also be soon deprived of so many People. 4. Loss of Food. Suppose a nation has a Fishery, which not only employs great numbers, but makes the food and subsistence of the people cheaper. If another nation becomes Master of the Seas, and prevents the Fishery, the people will diminish in proportion as the loss of employ, and dearness of provision makes it more difficult to subsist a family. 5. Bad Government and insecure property. People not only leave such a country, and settling abroad incorporate with other nations, lose their native Languages, and become foreigners; but the industry of those that remain being discourag’d, the quantity of subsistence in the country is lessen’d, and the support of a family becomes more difficult. So heavy taxes tend to diminish a People. 6. The



Introduction of slaves. The negroes brought into the English Sugar Islands have greatly diminished the whites there; the poor are by this means deprived of employment, while a few families acquire vast Estates, which they spend on foreign luxuries, and educating their children in the habit of those luxuries, the same Income is needed for the support of one that might have maintain’d
one hundred. The Whites who have slaves, not labouring, are enfeebled, and therefore not so generally prolific; the slaves being work d too hard, and ill fed, their constitutions are broken, and the deaths among them are more than the births; so that a continual supply is needed from Africa. The Northern Colonies having few slaves increase in Whites. Slaves also pejorate* the Families that use them; the white children become proud, disgusted with labour, and being educated in idleness, are rendered unfit to get a Living by industry.

14. Hence the Prince that acquires new territory, if he finds it vacant, or removes the natives to give his own people room; the Legislator that makes effectual laws for promoting of trade, in creasing Employment, improving land by more or better Tillage; providing more food by Fisheries; securing property, &c. and the
man that invents new trades, arts or manufactures, or new improvments in husbandry, may be properly called Fathers of their Nation, as they are the cause of the generation of multitudes, by the encouragement they afford to marriage.

15. As to Privileges granted to the married, (such as the Justrium Liberorum among the Romans), they may hasten the filling of a country that has been thinned by war or pestilence, or that has otherwise vacant territory; but cannot increase a people beyond the means provided for their subsistence.

16. Foreign luxuries and needless manufactures imported and used in a nation, do, by the same reasoning, increase the people of the nation that furnishes them, and diminish the people of the nation that uses them. Laws therefore that prevent such impor-

*Depreciate, or degrade.



tations, and on the contrary promote the exportation of manufactures to be consumed in foreign countries, may be called (with respect to the people that make them) generative laws, as by increasing subsistence they encourage marriage. Such laws likewise strengthen a Country doubly, by increasing its own people and
diminishing its neighbours.

17. Some European Nations prudently refuse to consume the manufactures of East India. They should likewise forbid them to their colonies; for the gain to the merchant is not to be compar’d with the loss by this means of people to the Nation.

18. Home Luxury in the great, increases the nation’s manufacturers employ’d by it, who are many, and only tends to diminish the Families that indulge in it, who are few. The greater the common fashionable expence of any rank of people, the more cautious they are of marriage. Therefore luxury should never be suffer’d to become common.

19. The great increase of Offspring in particular families is not always owing to greater fecundity of Nature, but sometimes to examples of industry in the Heads, and industrious education; by which the children are enabled to provide better for themselves, and their marrying early is encouraged from the prospect of good

20. If there be a sect therefore, in our nation, that regard Frugality and Industry as religious duties, and educate their children therein, more than others commonly do, such sect must consequently increase more by natural generation, than any other sect in Britain.

21. The importation of foreigners into a country that has as many inhabitants as the present employments and provisions for subsistence will bear, will be in the end no increase of people; unless the new comers have more industry and frugality than the natives, and then they will provide more Subsistence, and increase in the
country; but they will gradually eat the natives out. Nor is it



necessary to bring in foreigners to fill up any occasional vacancy in a country; for such vacancy (if the Laws are good, 14, 16) will soon be filled by natural generation. Who can now find the vacancy made in Sweden, France or other warlike nations, by the Plague of heroism forty Years ago; in France by the expulsion of the Protestants; in England by the settlement of her Colonies; or in Guinea, by one hundred years exportation of slaves, that has blacken’d half America? The thinness of inhabitants in Spain is owing to national pride and idleness, and other causes, rather than to the expulsion of the Moors, or to the making of new settlements.

22. There is in short, no bound to the prolific nature of plants or animals, but what is made by their crowding and interfering with each others means of subsistence. Was the face of the earth vacant of other plants, it might be gradually sowed and overspread with one kind only; as, for instance, with Fennel; and were it empty
of other inhabitants, it might in a few Ages be replenish d from one nation only; as for Instance, with Englishmen. Thus there are suppos’d to be now upwards of One Million English Souls in North America, (tho tis thought scarce 80,000 have been brought over sea) and yet perhaps there is not one the fewer in Britain, but rather
many more, on Account of the employment the Colonies afford to manufacturers at home. This million doubling, suppose but once in twenty-five years, will in another century be more than the people of England, and the greatest Number of Englishmen will be on this side the water. What an accession of Power to the British empire by the Sea as well as Land! What increase of trade and navigation! What numbers of ships and seamen! We have been here but little more than one hundred years, and yet the force of our Privateers in the late war, united, was greater, both in men and guns, than that of the whole British Navy in Queen Elizabeth’s time. How important an affair then to Britain, is the present treaty for
settling the bounds between her Colonies and the French, and how careful should she be to secure room enough, since on the room depends so much the increase of her people?



23. In fine, A nation well regulated is like a Polypus; take away a limb, its place is soon supply’d; cut it in two, and each de ficient part shall speedily grow out of the part remaining. Thus if you have room and subsistence enough, as you may by dividing make ten Polypes out of one, you may of one make ten nations, equally populous and powerful; or rather, increase a nation ten fold in numbers and strength.

And since detachments of English horn Britain sent to America, will have their places at home so soon supply d and increase so large ly here; why should the Palatine Boors be suffered to swarm into our settlements, and by herding together establish their languages and manners to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of Aliens, who will shortly
be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs, any more than they can acquire our complexion?

24. Which leads me to add one remark: That the number of purely white people in the world is proportionably very small. All Africa is black or tawny. Asia chiefly tawny. America (ex clusive of the new comers) wholly so. And in Europe, the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians and Swedes are generally of what we call a swarthy complexion; as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who with the English make the principal body of white people on the face of the earth. I could wish their numbers were increased. And while we are, as I may call it, scouring our planet, by clearing America of woods, and so making this side of our globe reflect a brighter light to the eyes of inhabitants in Mars or Venus, why should we in the sight of superior beings, darken its people? why increase the sons of Africa, by planting them in America, where we have so fair an opportunity, by excluding all blacks and tawneys, of increasing the lovely white and red? But perhaps I am partial to the complexion of my Country, for such kind of partiality is natural to Mankind.