2) There are lots of people out there with way too much information about handguns.
3) There is no end to the number of freakjobs with an unhealthy reverence for Viggo Mortensen.
4) Instapundit is a kingmaker in the Blogosphere.
Okay, I already knew the last one. His gun advice, by the way, was by far the best: get a .50 Desert Eagle, because it's Israeli-made. The man knows his iron and his irony.
I've been thinking over this protect-our-race thing. I had all but decided that it's not worth the effort, but I so appreciate the reams of data about skull sizes and racial demographics clogging up the comments section of my last post, coupled with the claim that I am "small-minded" for "attacking" the good supremacists who came to my defense in the original Stormfront post, that I think maybe a comment or two is in order.
To begin, race theorists violate Occam's stricture. There are far simpler and more substantiated explanations of cultural variation (e.g., variance in market and legal systems) than Jewish plots to steal the Norseman's mojo.
Furthermore, if you stick a bunch of white guys in a closed, tribal, war-oriented society, and a bunch of black guys in an open society with respect for rule of law and property rights, within two generations you'll have "proof" that whites are inherently thuggish, and blacks inherently blessed with good sense.
In fact, we needn't make this a thought experiment. Compare the income, health, employment, education, and crime data of West Indian blacks to white skinheads, and you'll get the point.
Yes, unbridled immigration without socialization is a threat to the classical liberal order. True, a lot of what passes for multiculturalism is guilt-laden, shoddily organized bunk. You betcha, it's a crying shame that the illegitimacy rate among black Americans is 68 percent.
But we don't need the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to explain this stuff. The race supremacy hypothesis, in other words, doesn't explain anything better than simpler and more data-driven theories of social behavior. All it explains is the fantasies of its adherents. It's a self-referential body of factoids thriving on paranoia and misplaced tribal instincts.
But enough about that. If you want to bring some information proving causal linkages between the construct you call "race" and behavior, fine. If you find yourself breathlessly typing in a comment below about the clustering of genotypes into observable characteristics, or the dangers of African immigration, or secret U.N. documents showing how Israel is blackmailing Condi Rice, then you have missed the whole flipping point.
A more important issue for me is this: Many people on the Stormfront site profess to be Christians. Those of you for whom this is true have got to grapple with three points:
1) Christ called his disciples to make believers of every nation, tribe, and tongue.
2) The first Christians were Jews.
3) The apostle Paul made clear that to be raised up with Christ is to experience a renewal in which "there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freedman, but Christ is all, and in all."
Simply put, there is no room for race loyalty in the Christian kingdom, which is based not on the varied bloods of man, but on the blood of Christ. You have to decide whether you want to worship your ancestors, or your Creator. And you have to get over the fact that He loves more than just the white folks, and that He chose the Jews before He chose you.
Seems some of the fine minds who hang out at this Nazi website and chat forum are having a raging debate over whether I am a whiny Christian or a whiny Jew.
Says one, who has lifted a picture of me and my son and pasted it into his comment:
"Notice the frizzy hair, the shape of the skull (specially the back of his head)."
But wait, says another, are you sure he's Jewish? Can you verify it?
Certainly, says the first, because he uses "the very Semitic label 'Jew-hating.'"
Ah, says the second, but here's a post about his dead daughter. He talks about God in it. He must be a Christian. You should be ashamed for calling him a Jew.
But in another of the Jew's posts, says the first, he uses the word "chutzpah." This is proof of his Jewishness, concludes this genius, because:
"How many White Christians use the word Chutzpah?"
Nazi One continues to opine that, though I mentioned my daughter meeting Christ the night she died, this is likely because she is a goy, the product of my race-betraying gentile wife.
Oh yeah, I'm definitely buying that .45 I've had my eyes on.
It gets better, friends. Another skinhead barges into this intellectual debate, to announce that I am without a doubt a Jew, because -- and stuff like this is just too good to make up -- I called Vanessa Redgrave evil, and we all know that she was a fine English actress censured for making anti-Semitic remarks.
Guys, I appreciate your taking time out from Mein Kampf to study my website, but instead of reading the tea leaves, why not just ask me? Tell you what: so you don't soil yourselves by sending the potential Jew an email -- because that would lead to intermarriage and Bar Mitzvahs and such -- I'll just answer the question for you:
I worship a Jewish carpenter. Hope that puts your leather panties in a nice, tight bind.
The wife and I have a growing list of words we don't allow the boys to use. They include (aside from the seven that launched George Carlin on his trajectory from funny to bitter to irrelevant): gosh, darn it, stupid, but, and fair.