I wish I had a dollar, or even just a renminbi, for every time a Chinese person in China has asked me, in a friendly spirit of earnest inquiry: “Tell me, Mr. Derbyshire, why are Jews so clever?”
I used to believe that people of a conservative temperament can bear more reality than most. How refreshing it was, in the late 1970s, to hear Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan say plainly and frankly what their political predecessors had hidden behind smokescreens of cant and wishful thinking…
What Steve [Sailer] calls “Today’s omnipresent demand to lie about social realities in the name of ‘celebrating diversity’” is fully endorsed by mainstream conservatism, both in Britain and the U.S.A [ed’s note: don’t forget Canada…].
The discord and rancor that inevitably accompany ethnic diversity are spoken of by mainstream conservatives in only the most careful, guarded terms. The slow ethnic disaggregation one sees all around, everywhere in the world—it is the most striking human phenomenon of our age—goes unmentioned.
Mainstream conservatives are just as locked in to soothing myths and pleasant falsehoods as are liberals—the same myths and the same falsehoods, in many cases. There is no Reality Party. Perhaps the citizenry does not want one. Establishment elites most certainly don’t.