HALF-FULL REPORT 01/12/18
Well, well – looks like the POTUS really stepped in it according to the WaPo yesterday (1/11).
Funny how TIME’s cover earlier this week depicts Trump’s hair on fire, when it’s his libtard critics’ hair constantly on fire with his every utterance. Funny in spades how the TIME libtards thought they were ridiculing him with their caricature, when immediately Trump fans memed it into something totally cool:
So if I were in the Oval Office right now, I’d suggest he respond thusly:
“OK, not the best choice of words. Obviously my description of certain countries was inaccurate since my critics deem them wonderful places. So wonderful that, in redemption for my description, I am going to make my critics in the Fake News Media an offer too tempting to refuse.
I am going to offer them a Citizen Swap. For every one of my Fake News critics who renounces his or her citizenship in the US, moves to, lives in, and becomes a citizen of one of these wonderful countries such as Haiti or in Africa, I will take one of the best-qualified citizens of these countries and confer US citizenship upon them. Even-steven.
My Citizen Swap program is a complete win-win. My critics get to stop living in the country they hate and despise, to live in a country they admire far more – in exchange for one of that country’s people coming here. Admittedly, it is mysterious why my critics think anyone would want to leave their wonderful country, to prefer living in the America my critics believe to be so racist and evil.
I am happy to offer a Citizen Swap to any of my critics – Fake Newsers, Social Justice Warriors, those in Black Lives Matter and Antifa, those in academia with special consideration for Ivy League professors, judges on the Ninth Circuit, Rosie O’Donnell of course, virtually everyone in Hollywood and every late night show host, plus all Democrats in the House and Senate.
The only condition for them to make a Citizen Swap is that it’s irreversible. Once they stop being an American citizen and leave the country, they can’t come back. Ever. But why would they want to return to the country they hate anyway, when they’ll be so much happier in Haiti?
So again, my Citizen Swap is a win-win – a win for those who hate America and now get to leave, and most certainly a win for America who will be infinitely better off without them.”
Now for a deep dive into what this is really all about. This requires a careful reading of Memetic Defects and Cultural Failure from May 2012. Frankly it’s one of the best essays I’ve ever written and goes right to the core.
It begins with the horrific history of Haiti which has never known a day of freedom in its more than 400 years of existence. Haiti is not simply a failed state – it has always been a failed state, a cultural failure due to what I call memetic defects.
“Memes” (rhymes with seems) are cultural genes, the social equivalent of chromosomal genes. The term was coined by Oxford zoologist Richard Dawkins to conceptually reframe our understanding of the beliefs and values commonly accepted by members of a given community.
Just as a species has genes that promote its health and survival, so a culture has memes that do the same. And just as there can be defective genes, so can there be defective memes.
A genetic defect can prevent an organism from being healthy, can cause its death, and if spread across its species, can cause a species’ extinction. A memetic defect can do the same for members of a culture and the culture itself. This is what is defective about Haiti. It’s not a matter of intelligence, nor of race or ethnicity, but of cultural values.
Haiti comprises the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – the eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic. The average IQ in Haiti is 72, that of the DR is 84 (see Table 4, IQs for 185 countries here) – not a lot higher, but the cultural difference is vast.
Haiti has completely trashed its environment with giant piles of rotting rubbish everywhere, and deforestation like you wouldn’t believe – entire mountain ranges are simply denuded. The DR is clean, neat, and with flourishing forests. It’s just one example. Haiti and the DR are literally like night and day.
Or for an even more dramatic contrast, check out the Koreas: the North’s average IQ is 105, the South’s is 106. Same race, cultural difference couldn’t be more stark.
I wrote that May 2012 article seeing the Obama-Romney presidential race as a contest between two sets of memes:
“The real issue is the culture – the memes of personal responsibility versus gimme-gimme, of personal decency and integrity versus degradation, or earning what you have versus crony parasitism.
November is a contest between America’s memes – the defective versus the effective. If the defective set wins, America’s culture fails – and as a consequence, so does the economy. If the effective set wins, both succeed.”
True enough but before its time. Romney was a decent guy who did epitomize effective memes – but had no fire in the belly required to triumph over the dominant cultural values of Obama’s Hate America Left.
Trump does. That’s why he was elected – to surgically remove the Fascist Left’s defective memes from America’s culture.
That of course is why the Fascist Left with their memes of helplessness, victimization, and self-hatred have nothing but murderous hate for Trump – because they viscerally don’t want America to be great again.
So the Fake Newsers and their ilk are today in Total Full ‘Splodey Head Meltdown over our POTUS saying, as Tucker noted last night (1/11), “something almost every person in America actually agrees with.”
And completely as usual, the FNM is being played like a Strad by a Very Stable Genius. As explained by Tom Lifson this morning (1/12) in Trump Has Everyone Dancing to His Tune:
“Trump has forced everyone whom he outraged to repeat the words he wants to sink in with the public. The entire chattering class is now repeating that Haiti and some African countries and El Salvador and other TPS abusers (changing a visa explicitly labeled as “temporary” into a permanent one) are bleepholes.
Trump is thus forcing the country to have a conversation about a topic that political correctness forbids: which countries, and which cultures, we want more of in the United States.”
It has yet to dawn on the Dems what Trump has just done. As he tweeted this morning, “I want a merit-based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level.” The Dems, calling this “racist” from the rooftops, are proving this is precisely what they don’t want.
Our POTUS-VSG wins again.
The HFR received this great proposal from long-time TTPer Jan Kaplan – thanks, Jan!
The DACA Foreign Exchange blessings!
Many people want to come to the USA legally and actually have paid for that privilege. They want to come! Children of Illegals – “won the lottery” coming here. They were educated here, a blessing most would not have gotten in their country of origin. That is a major blessing.
After winning that great jackpot they have the ability now to make great contributions to their country of origin. It is surprising that we haven’t heard calls from their countries of origin – “ Please send our citizens back!” We need their expertise to improve our own country!
Think of DACA as a one way foreign exchange program that is ending now. These foreign illegals will now be legal citizens of their country of origin. They can return and improve their own country. If they wish to return to the USA in time they are welcome to use our legal immigration system to return.
Let’s go to Winning! Which of these are the winningest of the week?
*Hard to beat Trump Accuses Mueller FBI Agent of Treason (1/10). Yes, actual treason – talk about speaking Truth to the Deep State:
“A man (FBI agent Peter Strzok) is tweeting to his lover (Ass’t to FBI Deputy Director Lisa Page) that if [Hillary Clinton] loses, we’ll essentially do the insurance policy. We’ll go to phase two and we’ll get this guy out of office. This is the FBI we’re talking about – that is treason. That is a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act.”
Gotta love it.
*Headline on Fox News: Sessions Announces DOJ Investigation of Obama Support for Hezbollah Narco-Terrorism (1/11). Zero didn’t turn a “blind eye” to Hezbollah as Fox says – he willfully shut the DEA’s Project Cassandra down as it was upsetting Hezbollah’s terror masters in Tehran. Another jailable offence by the US’ worst president.
*Trump Ends Temporary Status – 200,000 El Salvadorans Must Return Home (1/08). Bush 2 let them in “temporarily” in 2001 when their country was hit by earthquakes, which he and Zero kept extending. On Monday, Trump had DHS turn down a further extension – so now they get to go back with all the skills and education they got here, and as Jan Kaplan says, be a blessing to El Salvador.
*Draining the Global Warming Swamp: EPA to Reduce Workforce by 50% (1/09). Believe it or not, there are 15,000 bureaucrats in this den of climate fascisti – and Scott Pruitt’s goal is to get that below 8,000 ASAP, then keep right on going until the whole thing can be housed in a small office building in Wichita, Kansas.
*Even the WaPo has to report Black Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level on Record. As Fox notes: Trump Keeps His Promise: Blacks and Hispanics Do Better with Him than Obama.
In fact, the former editor of the Wall Street Journal, Brett Decker, now says that Trump in One Year Is Already Better than 16 Years of Bush and Obama Put Together. That’s Mega-Winning.
*Then there’s the Most Beautiful Headline of the Week, that of Monday’s Investors Business Daily (1/08): As Investigations of Misconduct Mount, Can Hillary Clinton Avoid Jail?
Clarice Feldman itemizes the trouble she’s in: Hellzapoppin: FBI, DOJ, and Clinton Share the Hot Seat (1/07).
The number of investigations of the PIAPS’ criminality is such that Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is predicting that “The day is coming when we’ll be sending an ‘I’m with Her’ t-shirt to Hillary’s cellmate.”
No doubt about it – it’s a necessary condition to restore confidence in the US judicial system that this criminal woman be actually imprisoned.
Here’s a trio of Hahahahahas for the week:
*Antifa Leader Ordered to Pay Legal Fees of Berkeley Conservative Student. It may get worse – the Antifa Fascisti may be declared a Domestic Terror Group: FBI Director Wray Says Probe of ‘Antifa Ideology’ Underway.’
*To the headline: Dianne Feinstein Says A ‘Bad Cold’ May Have ‘Slowed Down’ Her Mental Faculties (1/10), you may want to ask: What mental faculties? DiFi can forget about running one more time next November. In June she turns 85.
*Songbird’s legacy is toast. Headline ereyesterday (1/10): John McCain Worked With Foreign Agents, Obama White House, DNC, & FBI To Try And Defeat Trump In 2016. He’ll die, though, before he’s prosecuted.
Before we end, we need to return to the maniacal frenzy of the moment, Trump’s bleephole comment and the evil reaction to it.
How evil? I’d like you to digest the closing paragraphs of the 200,000 El Salvadorans Must Return Home story linked above.
“Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.
But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting more than 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.
This Washington-imposed economic policy of mass-immigration floods the market with foreign labor, spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.
The cheap-labor policy has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group. In Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.
Because of the successful cheap-labor strategy, wages for men have remained flat since 1973, and a large percentage of the nation’s annual income has shifted to investors and away from employees.”
This policy, I submit, is evil. It is what the Democrats and Rinos support, and is a main reason why they are calling Trump a “racist” today. But it is the Dems and Rinos who are racist against the citizens of America. Trump is on the side of Americans and they are not.
Ps: The President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zaman, stated in a Prague TV interview last week (1/04) that “the culture of Islamic migrants is basically incompatible with European culture.”
On Monday (1/08), the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, stated to the German newspaper Bild, “We do not consider these ‘migrants’ as Moslem refugees – we consider them Moslem invaders.”
The people of former Communist Eastern Europe understand what Euroweenies, Dems, Rinos, and Fake Newsers refuse to.
There was a lot more this week, but it’s time to go. One heads-up – could be real fireworks with the release of the DOJ Inspector General’s Preliminary Report on Clinton-Comey-Clapper-Obama White House Collusion. Everyone in DC thinks this will greenlight Sessions to let ‘er rip and appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the crimes involved. Keep your fingers crossed.
And this note: So many thanks to Joe Katzman rising out of a sick bed to write the HFR last week. It was a boffo performance, amazing given Joe’s condition. FYI – he’s back to speed now. Thanks, Joe!
We’re going to close with a tribute to one of the great events in the history of American music. Next Tuesday is the 80th anniversary of “the single most important popular music concert in history: its coming out party to the world of ‘respectable’ music.”
On January 16, 1938, Benny Goodman and his big band held the first ever popular or jazz music concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. It was on that night that Goodman on clarinet, Gene Krupa on drums, Harry James on trumpet, and Jess Stacy on piano with the BG orchestra played the magnificent “Sing Sing Sing.” It is an immortal moment in music. Here is the concert recording with photos. Enjoy…