February 17, 2011

UnSim City

From a long LA Times article celebrating the 83-year-old head of the Los Angeles ACLU, Ramona Ripston, who is retiring after 40 years on the job of imposing her prejudices on LA:
Once upon a time, Ripston was a frustrated New York housewife with do-good instincts. In California, she transformed herself into a formidable force as head of one of the ACLU's largest and, some would say, most liberal affiliates. She stood up to angry San Fernando Valley parents opposed to school integration ...

So much seemed possible when she came to California 39 years ago: She was excited about enrolling her children in its top-rated public schools and living in a state where citizens have the power of the initiative. But school quality has declined. And the ballot initiative has been used to reverse victories --against the death penalty, for school busing, affirmative action and gay marriage -- that she fought so hard to win.

The ACLU imposed court-ordered busing from South Central to San Fernando Valley schools from about 1978-1981, a key blow from which public schools in the SFV never quite recovered. The smart money from then on went to exurbs outside of the LAUSD, such as Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Santa Clarita, Orange County and to the San Gabriel Valley, a similar suburb, but one divided up into many small municipalities.

Too bad Sim City wasn't around to consume Ms. Ripston's prodigious energies and teach her a little bit about cause and effect.

64 comments:

Whiskey said...

Is there anything more sad and pathetic than a woman in her eighties who through massive plastic surgery tries to look in her thirties. Its frightening, and in and of itself a shining indicator that for woman like Ripston, appearance and attractiveness trump logic, reason, patronage, and power.

Anytime a woman in her eighties desperately tries to look in her thirties, there is something wrong with her whole environment. It is not natural.

Garland said...

I wish Sim City dealt with racial demographics. It would be a lot more fun.

Anonymous said...

I would say that Whiskey is right about her face in a metaphorical way. Like plastic surgery, her left-wing agenda tried to make a more "perfect" california, one free of bigotry and inequality. Instead of turning california into a utopian paradise, her agenda drove out many of the nice folks who paid the taxes, obeyed the laws, and spoke English. And, at the risk of stretching the metaphor, the cracks below the surface -- failing schools, gangs like MS-13, and sweatshops-- are only hidden by the palm trees and sun-drenched sidewalks and the cool ocean breeze.

If conservatism seeks to protect the institutions our forefathers built, then southern california is becoming a conquered land -- almost unrecognizable from when my grandparents arrived at Union Station in January of 1950. Sure, McArthur park is still there, but you might as well be in a foreign nation.

Kylie said...

"Anytime a woman in her eighties desperately tries to look in her thirties, there is something wrong with her whole environment. It is not natural."

Well, but Whiskey, you're talking about a woman in her eighties in California. Of course there's something wrong with her whole environment. It's been decades since anything about California was natural.

And left-wing do-gooders like Ripston are the reason why.

Anonymous said...

"Is there anything more sad and pathetic..."

Sure there is, Whiskey. You pretending to be Scotch-Irish is far more pathetic than that. Women wanting to look younger - that's actually pretty normal.

Wes said...

It is a shame she couldn't have learned more from Sim City ... but that implies that she wouldn't be pleased with the destruction of White Middle Class society in California. It implies she sees the collapse of hope and sunshine as a bad thing. I have a suspicion she is just fine with it.

Anonymous said...

The article is celebratory because the Left-wing New Yorkers won. The wanted to turn California into NY West and LA into NYC with Orange trees and they succeeded. They shouldn't have of course. But who was going to stop them? A bunch of "I'd rather die rather than make a fuss" WASP's? Or the anything for a buck transplanted Southerners? Or the, bovine like "well if things get too bad we'll just back to Nebraska" transplanted Mid-westerners? Not to mention to the soft-headed hippies.

Tom in Va said...

Does it strike anyone else as somewhat unethical that a sitting judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is married to the head of the ACLU in SoCal?

Truth said...

"Sure there is, Whiskey. You pretending to be Scotch-Irish is far more pathetic than that."

You really have to find new marketing strategies for this board, Steve. Not a day goes by when I don't almost toss my cookies laughing here.

RKU said...

Well, things were a little simpler back in the old days, when religious cultists tended to join actual religions and spend their lives fighting over relatively harmless matters like the details of the Transubstitution of the Host or whatever...

Anonymous said...

"Does it strike anyone else as somewhat unethical that a sitting judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is married to the head of the ACLU in SoCal?"

Just a little.

Difference Maker said...

Well, things were a little simpler back in the old days, when religious cultists tended to join actual religions and spend their lives fighting over relatively harmless matters like the details of the Transubstitution of the Host or whatever...

Or the Talmud.

ikr

Anonymous said...

I am surprised she's only half Jewish.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Whiskey about the grotesqueness of this old hag. Also have a good friend who grew up in the San Fernando Valley in the 70s and would surely like to thank this woman for forcing school integration on her.

Thripshaw said...

For inquiring minds who want to know, yes, Ms. Ripston is Jewish.

What a surprise!

So RKU and Difference Maker are both right. She's a hysterical religious fanatic who is probably also an atheist. 150 years ago she'd be in a shtetl denouncing heretics.

James N.S.W said...

Garland, I had the same thought about Sim City. There should have been three 'races' of Sims in the latest game that conform in their social and residential behavior to the real world. If you build a school in a 'blue sim' neighbourhood for instance you can't really get the grades very high regardless of how much you spend on the schools. Sim City's education system was an egalitarian's dream; increasing the funding slider all the way will make every school in town into Harvard eventually.

carol said...

"She's shown no sign of slowing down, no sign of lack of interest in the issues," says deputy executive director James Gilliam.

Oh hell no, there will be no change of heart, no realization, no epiphanies for her. That old saw, that if you haven't changed your mind about something important in the recent past then you are already dead, does not apply to liberals of course. That was meant for your reactionary old grandpa.

JSM said...

when religious cultists tended to join actual religions and spend their lives fighting over relatively harmless matters like the details of the Transubstitution of the Host or whatever...

AHEM!
That is *transubstANTIATION," you HERETIC. I challenge you to a duel!

Polistra said...

This retirement won't matter much. Her husband has been her main weapon in her long and murderous campaign against civilization. He's still on the bench and very much in the battle.

Not-so-clever Not-so-Silly said...

That's some simian manjaw on that lady.

No doubt she still has a lot of surging testosterone left to fight for "social justice".

Are all female political activists high-T she/males?

beowulf said...

"Does it strike anyone else as somewhat unethical that a sitting judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is married to the head of the ACLU in SoCal?"

I'd expect as a matter of course for the husband to recuse himself from ACLU case, if he didn't, then yeah that'd be a problem.

The only entity that a federal judge can have a relative working for that doesn't require a conflict recusal is the US Government. After all, every taxpayer already has rather deep, longstanding financial ties to Uncle Sam.

Anonymous said...

Watching them for the last 25 years in Massachusetts with their bejeweled fingers baking every political pie that I was opposed to, which culminated in the election of "Cadillac" Deval Patrick, I came to the conclusion that Semitic hausfraus were the root of 90% of the problems in America.

Brutus

ironrailsironweights said...

She looks younger than her age because she wears her hair long. Most women in that age range have shorter hair and therefore we don't think of a long-haired woman as looking old.

Peter

Severn said...

The daughter of a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, Ms. Ripston was born and grew up in Queens, New York.

I'm stunned, I tell you, simply stunned! Who would have guessed that a Jewish New Yorker would have done so much to destroy California?


She is married to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US 9th Circuit Court.

Conflict of interest? What conflict of interest?

Anonymous said...

I respect the fine lady for fighting against the pernicious sysytem of white privilege that pervades America.

Garland said...

As a friend of mine said in response to this article:
"This really reminds me all over again how outraged I am that Clarence Thomas's wife is a conservative lobbyist."

Anonymous said...

"Oh hell no, there will be no change of heart, no realization, no epiphanies for her."

Only hubris.

Anonymous said...

"Are all female political activists high-T she/males?"

No, just 99%.

djf said...

You know, It gets me both angry and depressed to read about how California is sliding down the tubes. I haven't lived there since the mid to late 1980's. I had a defense/aerospace job and worked for a defense contractor at an Air Force Base along the central coast. The town I lived in was small but really nice. No crime, pleasant people, a great community. The only sign of things to come was a much smaller town up the road that was nearly 100% Mexican-American. These all worked in the local strawberry fields picking the produce. I only interacted with them when I went to a local Mexican restaurant where only one person in the whole establishment spoke English. Usually I would order by just pointing at an item on the menu. They usually didn't screw it up. I really enjoyed the climate, the beaches, the local food and wine, overall it was just great and felt like I was living in Mayberry of the Andy Griffith Show (but with palm trees and golden beaches). I would turn on the TV and watch the local new from Los Angles with all the murders and crime, but it was like something from another planet. Last but not least, the Governor was a pro-business Republican, the state house was controlled by Democrats, but they were also pro-business (even though taxes were kept high), and Los Angles was the most prosperous city in the USA. If you couldn't get a job in LA, you just weren't trying. Now the state finances are broke, the Central Valley reportedly is a third world country backwater, the place is swarming with NAM's, and the voters just voted back into office all the politicians who have wrecked the place.

How could California fall so far, so fast? Seriously, it's only been about 22 years since I lived there, and the place sounds unrecognizable.

When the collapse comes, these bastards better not expect to be bailed out with my tax dollars.

Whiskey said...

I am indeed Scots-Irish. It is pretty frightening to see how many of my attitudes are cultural artifacts, too.

If you're looking for someone to blame, blame Reagan. HE pushed through the IRCA junk that led to a flood of illegal aliens into SoCal, and beyond.

The woman's in her eighties. Most women, in most cultures, don't try and look like thirty at eighty. Its pathetic. You see the same thing in "Selling New York" which is just perfect in its gay-feminized idiocy and sycophancy. At least Betty White LOOKS like an 80 year old woman should look like. Grandmotherly.

The extreme premium put on youth is a huge marker that age, wisdom, natural families, and so on are not valued -- only a constant status climbing frenzy. Which is not very Jewish either, more akin to status games of the New England Puritan-Progressives, mixed with Cavalier aristocracy. Ripston herself is very "denatured" in terms of either Catholic or Jewish heritage. Neither Catholics nor Jews are ashamed of age, usually marking it as wisdom gained through life experience. Ripston's massive, ugly facelifts speak to a value only on appearance and sexuality, a bankrupt society that cannot continue.

Has to be said...

Guess what: the leaders of antibusing movement in California were Jews.

A dramatic series of events then cast a pall over Black-Jewish relations. A Jewish assemblyman and a foe of school busing, Alan Robbins, opposed Bradley for mayor in 1977. a Jewish member of the Board of Education, Howard Miller, was recalled in 1978 by a resurgent antibusing movement; its leader and eventual replacement for Miller of the school board was Roberta Weintraub. Weintraub joined with fellow Jewish antibusing activist Bobbie Fiedler on a divided board...The perception grew among Blacks that the Jewish community was turning heavily to the right. Indeed, Jews in the San Fernando Valley were much more antibusing than the Jewish leadership; one liberal Jewish activist remembered: "[W]e had 100 percent of the Jewish leaders; they had the Jewish grass roots."

Source.

"Thripshaw," are you surprised?

This is how it works. Jews are normally active on both sides of any political fight; but certain people tend to remember them only on the side which they oppose.

Anonymous said...

Did she try to make sure Jews and Arabs went to school together in Israel?

Goatweed

Ancient Rome and Ancient Athens said...

How could California fall so far, so fast? Seriously, it's only been about 22 years since I lived there, and the place sounds unrecognizable.

Demographic change is not like a rot or a sclerosis - instead, it seems to be more akin to a terrible, ferocious lightening bolt, which strikes from out of the blue, on a parched, dusty summer's afternoon.

Kylie said...

"As a friend of mine said in response to this article:
'This really reminds me all over again how outraged I am that Clarence Thomas's wife is a conservative lobbyist.'"


And your friend's cute comment reminds me all over again how outraged I am that Clarence Thomas is a Supreme Court Justice.

Truth said...

"If you're looking for someone to blame, blame Reagan."

Yeah, but he was Scots-Irish too! Maybe we need to reassess the IQ of those countries.

Anonymous said...

Oh please. The ACLU is a jewish dominated organization and always has been. Jews voted for Obama 3-1 and they've supported almost every liberal social issue and voted for FDR 9-1.

Its almost impossible to find a Jew who's a social conservative or in favor of immigration restriction or is against "civil rights".

I'm not surprised that the leaders of ONE anti-busing movement in ONE Calf town were Jewish. Jews, usually rise to top of any movement because (1) they're passionate and (2) they're smart. As opposed to most goys, who'd rather watch a football game or who'd die rather than make a fuss- unless it takes money out of their pocket.

Anonymous said...

"When the collapse comes, these bastards better not expect to be bailed out with my tax dollars."

Sorry dude, they WILL be bailed out with YOUR tax dollars. Of course,when they are, why, you'll be "mad as hell" blah, blah. Which will mean nothing. IOW, just a lot grumbling before you pay up and go watch the Superbowl.

But you decided to run away rather than fight before - so maybe you can run away from your tax bill.

Garland said...

James NSW--
There could be scenarios of varying difficulty based on the demographics you had to work with.

I always think that about Civilization too. One of the most amusingly goofy parts is when you're playing as Zulus or Aztecs or whatever and you just crush the primitive British or Germans with your advanced tanks and bombers.

Barry MacHussein O'Bama said...

@Truth

Scotty-Paddy IQ can vary, in one person, by 50 points in a day. As their EtOH-Q goes up the IQ goes down.

Anonymous said...

Why does every topic seem to turn into a discussion of Whiskey?

Anonymous said...

Whiskey said...

I am indeed Scots-Irish.

what's the line from the princess bride? that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.

Dudashlarry said...

Somewhat unrelated, it looks like whoever "Yan Shang" is he's taken to tarring Steve and his readers here with the $PLC 2-minutes of hate over at Steve Hsu's blog.

Go on any white nationalist like Stormfront and iSteve blog and see what kinds of derogatory things are being said about Jews, Asians, blacks, Hispanics, etc on a daily basis.. See the racial slurs that are sometimes used. I've even seen people explicitly advocating physical violence against non-whites...

Or you just can keep whining about how the Jews, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, etc in the US are all out to get whitey. ;) Seems like a narrative that many low IQ whites in the white nationalist community have mindlessly bought into.

rob said...

Which is not very Jewish either, more akin to status games of the New England Puritan-Progressives...

lolly lol lol. Yep, Jews are not known for being status conscience. No one ever heard of a Jewish mother gloating over a son who is a lawyer or a doctor. When Jews go to Harvard, it is only for the excellent quality of education. Never, ever for cachet of the H-bomb.

Usually you disappear for a while after saying amazingly stupid shit. Hope the pattern holds.

Anonymous said...

Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one.
When you gonna give me some time, Ramona?
Ooh you make my motor run, my motor run.
Gun it comin' off the line Ramona
Never gonna stop, give it up.
Such a dirty mind. Always get it up for the touch
Of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Ramona...

Come a little closer huh, ah will ya huh.
Close enough to look in my eyes, Ramona.
Keeping it a mystery gets to me
Running down the length of my thighs, Ramona
Never gonna stop, give it up. Such a dirty mind.
Always get it up for the touch
Of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Ramona...

When you gonna give it to me, give it to me.
It is just a matter of time Ramona
Is it just destiny, destiny?
Or is it just a game in my mind, Ramona?
Never gonna stop, give it up.
Such a dirty mind. Always get it up for the touch
Of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Ramona...

Anonymous said...

Well, beleive it or not, the Republicans caused Ca problesm. Reagan legalized about 1.5 million illegals that lived in the State of California. George H Bush destroyed the aerospace industry. George W caused housing to soared way above the national average. Liberal Dems in Ca had some bad ideas but it was the Republicans that love the South or Texas which imported the cheap labor theory to Ca which caused the shift from white to hispanic. And Ca has a poverty rate closed to the high Texas one these days.

Anonymous said...

At this point I actually believe Whiskey may be Scotch-Irish. There are plenty of Scotch-Irish neocons.

Simon in London said...

It seems so easy in America for evil smart people to use the law courts to wreak terrible havoc. I'm coming to think that it's a major weakness in the whole US sociopolitical order.

Americans really need to start rejecting unConstitutional, ultra vires and immoral court orders as both (a) lacking in any moral weight, and (b) in many cases illegal.

As a jurist, the illegality of so much US court action is what really strikes me. This, combined with the continuing deference to the courts derived from much happier times, is extremely dangerous.

Simon in London said...

Has to be said:
"This is how it works. Jews are normally active on both sides of any political fight; but certain people tend to remember them only on the side which they oppose."

Normal Jews tend to be active on both sides (being somewhat more liberal than US white gentiles, but basically similar); but the US Jewish intellectual elites skew very heavily Liberal-Trotskyite. And it's the elites who have the power and the high profiles.

There aren't many Jewish Republican politicians. This is in striking contrast to the UK, where there are as many Conservative as Labour Jewish politicians. Currently the leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband is Jewish, but in the 2005 election the leader Howard and shadow Chancellor (#2) Letwin of the Conservative party were both Jewish, and Labour campaigned against them with a charming poster of their heads on the bodies of flying pigs; a bit of dog-whistling to the Muslim vote - Muslims believe Allah turned Jews intom pigs, which is why they have a particular horror of pork beyond it being merely haram.

cato said...

Simon in London,

That's one of the most insightful comments on the American regime I've seen in a while. Ipsos custodiet boiling down, in this case, to the lack of a judge to declare the judicial system itself ultra vires - or, more concretely, to declare that our "constitutional law" has nothing whatsoever to do with the ancient historical document from which it purportedly derives. There is a large missing box in the org chart of the Anglo-American juridical system, dated 1649.

Did I see the word "Supreme Court" in one of your occupation newspapers the other day? Have you somehow acquired one of these terrible organs - or, worse, two? I hear there is a large and remarkably active American embassy in London. One of the first steps you'll want to take, in the coup, is raiding this building and securing the files. The Marines will be very surprised, but they won't resist the police. It's probably also wise to suspend transatlantic travel, possibly even communication, until you're quite confident that your isle has its sceptre back.

All is not lost in America or even California, anyway, so long as we still have blogs where a grown man can say "ultra vires" and know he'll be understood. And John Austin, of course, is safe in our servers.

Steve Sailer said...

There were a huge number of Jewish public school students in the San Fernando Valley in 1977. Now, there are a large number of Jewish private schools there.

none of the above said...

I think another driver for Jewish political activity is a culture of verbal dispute. My family's Irish/German/Mutt, and while my (Christian socialist) grandma and I used to love to go at it hammer-and-tongs about politics, the rest of the family found this terribly upsetting. (Later, I made a similar connection with my grandmother-in-law, who also loves loud political discussions. But the rest of my in-laws look at each other like they're afraid she's gonna smack me upside the head with an iron frying pan.)

My sense is that Jewish families tend to have more of a tendency in this direction, toward enjoying and valuing loud arguments about politics and society and all. If you *don't* enjoy that stuff, then small-scale activism isn't so much fun, at least in my limited experience. And like so many things, if you don't enjoy it, it's really hard to do it enough to get very good at it.

Anonymous said...

I wish Sim City dealt with racial demographics. It would be a lot more fun.

That could be done. Indeed it seems inevitable that it will be done.

Computer programmers tend to be conservative. Those in marketing are more fashionable and liberal but they can't actually create a game.

Parenthetical thought - Steve was in marketing research not marketing per se - a different breed of cat. Real marketing folks don't like numbers so much as they like elegant chatty seminars fueled by cappuccinos.

So there is probably a programmer out there right now making up a Sim type game that is informed by HBD issues.

Albertosaurus

Anonymous said...

Whiskey has done this thread no service by posting about her face lifts. Even if that were true it would constitute at best an individual criticism. The lady, unlike us, undoubtedly has some character flaws, but so what?

The real issue is her radical political stance. Whence does it come?

I have lately come to realize that your political stance is like sex - impossible to understand except through Darwin.

Unfortunately a lot of people accept God as an adequate explanation for "creation". This sort of thinking leads to wondering why God set up the sexes the way He did. Obviously sex makes no sense without an appreciation of evolution. A sensible God would parsimoniously create just one sex for an unchanging Earth. But God - such people say - created two sexes for His own divine reasons. This leads to believing that same sex marriage is blasphemy. Hitchens was certainly right about religion in this regard - it poisons everything around the issues of sex and marriage.

Sex makes perfect sense from a Darwinian perspective - it gives you genetic variety with which to confront an unpredictable environment. The same is true about left-right politics. About half of all people seem to be genetically liberal or genetically conservative and this mixture seems to allow the species to react to a changing environment with at least two outlooks.

If you don't accept Darwin then how do you account for someone like this woman? It isn't brains - there are plenty of smart liberals. And it isn't some character fault, conservative women also get face lifts.

When I was psychology undergraduate I couldn't understand human behavior without assuming a homunculus - the little man in your head who really runs things. You can't begin to understand people until you rid yourself of the idea of the homunculus. You also need to abandon the idea of God if you ever want to understand politics.


Albertosaurus

Wandrin said...

"It seems so easy in America for evil smart people to use the law courts to wreak terrible havoc. I'm coming to think that it's a major weakness in the whole US sociopolitical order."

Totally agree.

I'm a big fan of the US constitution as a whole but the system of checks and balances assumed judicial neutrality and that was the weak spot.

People who wanted to undermine the constitution stealthed into the judiciary.

Simon in London said...

cato:
"Did I see the word "Supreme Court" in one of your occupation newspapers the other day?"

Yes, the House of Lords' judicial function was recently moved to a Supreme Court in a separate building. Most of the Law Lords became Supreme Court justices so there was a high level of continuity.

In any case the Law Lords had done nothing to oppose New Labour's wrecking job on the British Constitution; indeed the law courts' interpretations of the Human Rights Act meant that judicial attacks on the Labour government always came from the Left, as reliably as with the BBC.

There seems to have been something of a shift very recently; Parliament's rebellion over the European Court of Human Right's ordering votes-for-prisoners has discredited the iron grip of the Liberal elite control of legal-political discourse. Even liberal former Law Lord Hoffman joined in:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354362/Europes-human-rights-court-control--pull-Call-British-judge-ruling-prisoners-vote.html

I've never seen serious discussion of leaving the ECHR, Council of Europe etc before, culminating in a British judge's ruling that reasserted Parliamentary authority and that ECHR orders had no direct effect here: the prisoners' claim for votes was dismissed and they were even ordered to pay their own legal bills. So we'll stay in the ECHR but its death grip over us - more accurately the ability of the Liberal elites to use it to bludgeon us - has been significantly loosened.

Simon in London said...

Re my last post, on votes-for-prisoners:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358295/High-Court-kicks-prisoners-bid-vote-compensation-Cameron-told-CAN-defy-Strasbourg-diktats.html

I'm sure the judge was greatly bolstered by the huge Commons majority in the (non legally binding) vote against giving prisoners the vote.

Anonymous said...

My sense is that Jewish families tend to have more of a tendency in this direction, toward enjoying and valuing loud arguments about politics and society and all. If you *don't* enjoy that stuff, then small-scale activism isn't so much fun, at least in my limited experience.

In my experience, Jews enjoy shouting down, suppressing, and extinguishing any voices they don't want to be heard.

Anonymous said...

My sense is that Jewish families tend to have more of a tendency in this direction, toward enjoying and valuing loud arguments about politics and society and all. If you *don't* enjoy that stuff, then small-scale activism isn't so much fun, at least in my limited experience.

In my experience, Jews enjoy shouting down, suppressing, and extinguishing any voices they don't want to be heard.

The Marquis-of-Queensbury approach to the concept of freedom of speech seems to be a peculiarly WASP virtue [or weakness, depending on your point of view].

TGGP said...

Whiskey has an Anglo surname. I don't find that terribly surprising, since Jews tend to make cleverer arguments (even "Spengler" is good enough at bullshitting to fool a lot of people).

Reinhardt is perhaps the most reversed judge in the country.

I remember years back reading libertarians complain about how Sim City was socialist propaganda to make people think some wise & benevolent central planner was necessary to make things work. My impression is that big-selling videogames are no more right-wing than Hollywood blockbusters.

The International Jew said...

Quote: Its almost impossible to find a Jew who's a social conservative or in favor of immigration restriction or is against "civil rights".

Actually, they're easy to find among the 22% of Jews who didn't vote for Obama, AKA Orthodox Jews.

But the Jew-haters will certainly find something to hate about them (us) too. It's in your nature.

Clearly, we ARE "chosen": Chosen by Steve to jack up his traffic every few days, chosen by the rest of the nincompoops who need nothing more than a Ramona Ripton to start blathering about Jews.

Anonymous said...

Now, there are a large number of Jewish private schools there.
so jewish liberal goals (multiculti forced integration) fulfill jewish conservative goals (de-assimulation). nice system.

cato said...

Simon,

There you go - a "Supreme Court." With "justices," no less. Well, you've borrowed the rest of our awful political system, so why not borrow the names, too?

Of course, you didn't have our racial problem, which justifies so many agencies. So you had to import one. Problem solved. Thank god for the Emp - I mean, Commonwealth. Now your liberal judges have no shortage of barbaric killers to pet. The net result of Clive's achievement, in 2011: the euphemism "Asian." Cool Britannia!

If I were charged, God forbid, with restoring the constitution and laws of England, I'd probably start with something from the Tudor period. And not necessarily the Elizabethan, either. I find Henry VII a remarkably attractive figure. I'm not sure of his exact position on the vagrancy laws, etc, but I have no doubt it would produce a great and bracing effect on London today.

(I increasingly feel that something deeply essential to civilized human society was lost when the use of the gibbet was abandoned. At least, in England, its memory survives in a sense of place. Alas, here in California we lack any organic historical tradition of swift, public and terrifying state vengeance. The good news is that when we're finally forced to invent one, it'll be spectacular TV.)

JSM said...

"But the Jew-haters will certainly find something to hate about them (us) too. It's in your nature."

I LIKE the Orthodox. They dress distinctly.

Uniforms are a great timesaver for determining where someone's ultimate loyalties lie.

White Americans' problems stem from groups who, to outward appearances, have assimilated, but whose hearts and intentions belong elsewhere.

Marc said...

South Central to the San Fernando Valley strikes me as not only a really contrived and long-distance busing route, but one that also conveniently bypasses the much closer traditionally Jewish neighborhoods in and around Hollywood that lie few blocks west of the 101. The article could have just as easily been called "Profile of a Cultural Insurrectionist", but Ms. Monica would likely take sadistic pride in that title. She must really be proud of herself when she drives around modern day Southern California and sees the fruits of her labors.