December 6, 2012

Washington ruling class to rest of America: "What, us worry?"

From WJLA:
Census Bureau: D.C. is becoming whiter, younger, richer

From the perspective of K Street, it's obvious that the real problem facing America is all these trustfunders with advanced degrees making it hard to get a 7:30 PM reservation at a decent restaurant. Something needs to be done about America getting too white, too young, and too rich. I know ... more immigration!

42 comments:

bdoran said...

We need a new Deep State, this one is entirely too shallow.

Auntie Analogue said...


La trahison des clercs.

Anonymous said...

Prediction: Democrats will get serious about making D.C. a state when it surpasses 50% white (and after another Obama SCOTUS appointment or two).

They would've tried to do it years ago, but a completely dysfunctional state run by black Dems would've been too big an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Well, actually it sounds like the hispanics and asians are growing faster than the whites, Whites really not growing that much.

Anonymous said...

Most major cities and mid-tier cities have a white group that wants to moved back, in Steve's La hipsters slowed down hispanic growth was heading at one time at 60 percent and its only 48 percent hispanic in the city as well as the county of La. The strangest is white artist that want to live in Santa Ana didn't help the white population that much but help the hispanic population to decline and white business and resturants are now in a city that is 80 percent latino. Now, they are building a 37 storey building in Santa Ana which will probably attract more white hipsters and slow down the growth of Mexicans, meaning the poor babies will have to go to the Inland Empire or back home.

Anonymous said...

You could be right. There's already talk of DC getting voting House of Representatives members in a few years in exchange for Utah getting more seats a few years earlier than they otherwise would.

Should help Mitt. He should start growing his mustache now. He can already afford the gold cuff links.

Risto

Anonymous said...

"You could be right. There's already talk of DC getting voting House of Representatives members in a few years in exchange for Utah getting more seats a few years earlier than they otherwise would."

Old news.

Utah missed getting a new congresscritter by about 800 people after the 2000 Census. Some say they deserved it, since the Census didn't count residents abroad on LDS missions. Thousands of Utah missionaries are abroad at any given time. Utah sued and lost. A deal was made to give Utah an extra congressman just until 2010, when it would revert to its Census allotment. D.C. would've gotten a permanent new congressman. Utah Republicans, being members of the stoopid party, jumped on this as a truly awesome deal. They still thought it was an awesome deal even when Utah was only 4 years away from its new congressman.

Long story short, it never happened, and won't happen since Utah is a long way off from deerving a fifth congresscritter. Meanwhile, Republican politicians are still jumping at the chance at a truly awesome deal. This time it's rumored they wanna give citizenship to ten million illegals, 'cause they've heard 1 in 4 will vote Republican.

Tal said...

The video is pretty interesting.

If you watch the video, they show some anti-black graffiti on a church, allegedly in response to the church wanting to build low income housing.

Quote from the video: "They say they know they're not dealing with white racists, because the vandals don't even know how to draw a swastika."

Maybe it's another hoax? Everyone knows white people are amazing at drawing swastikas.

Davis said...

There are lots of articles in El Washington Post lamenting the gentrification of old DC. The closing of a fur shop, the mowing of a lawn, the painting of shutters and other signs of impending doom for the black populace are all cried over on a daily basis.

One of your favorites, Courtland Milloy, had a new article the other day where he stated that the new inhabitants of DC were "soulless". He really hates bike lanes and all the trappings of SWPL life. At least I know that I have a soul as I regularly threaten the lives of my neighbors and litter with impunity.

DC still seems rather dangerous to me as my Burg of over a million people just south of DC has about 3 murders a year. That's a weekend in a more soulful place.

Anonymous said...

I don't quite get it. As America's political nerve center, D.C. has always been a place that's attractive to the student council presidents/ editor of the school paper types? So what's changed that has let the Matt Yglesiases, Ezra Kleins, and Alyssa Rosenbergs of the world actually colonize the city and replace its current inhabitants, whom one would think wouldn't surrender their city without a fight?

Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-ivy-league-illinois-20121204,0,7588504.story?fb_action_ids=10151304861130210&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXjWNgY5xDw

These cartoons made fun of everyone but Jews. I wonder why that was.

I have four library cards said...

PSA: Article about Illinois students not getting into Ivy Leagues, (blacks in the picture) which Anonymous @12/6/12 11:29 PM posted, as a single page even. Not that it's worth reading imo - seems local-interest only.

Anonymous said...

The New Republic endorses the Sailer strategy, with the qualification that the GOP needs more Northern white votes, not more Southern and Appalachian.

http://www.tnr.com/blog/electionate/110039/the-gop-has-problems-white-voters-too

Sword said...

Davis said...
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There are lots of articles in El Washington Post lamenting the gentrification of old DC. The closing of a fur shop, the mowing of a lawn, the painting of shutters and other signs of impending doom for the black populace are all cried over on a daily basis.

One of your favorites, Courtland Milloy, had a new article the other day where he stated that the new inhabitants of DC were "soulless". He really hates bike lanes and all the trappings of SWPL life. At least I know that I have a soul as I regularly threaten the lives of my neighbors and litter with impunity.
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Here is the article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-to-poor-take-a-hike/2012/11/27/6b5b1670-38dc-11e2-b01f-5f55b193f58f_allComments.html?ctab=all_&

If one reads the reader comments, one sees that a lot of the comments are strongly against Courtland. That is heartening.

Conatus said...


A lot of really BIG MONEY has been plowed in to DC development so the natives were forced to move to Prince Georges County. DC and Baltimore are the same size but the difference is stark. Baltimore has a boatload of abandoned buildings and even the downtown is seedy. It looks the way DC did in 1970. In 1970 even Penn. Ave. had broken windowed greasy sandwich shops, not to mention the abandoned Willard Hotel where pigeons flew in the windows directly across the street from the Treasury Department.
Since The Federal Beast is located in DC it was a sure thing for developers around the center of DC to buy up entire blocks, level the two and three story town homes and put in a six story apt/office building. Presto! twice the size, same footprint and probably quadruple the rent paying abilities of each individual tenant. I think it was more piecemeal in the outer areas. So the black neighs(white guys say 'neigh') got busted up, and they moved to PG. In 1970 DC's population was 750K, now its 617K, I think it was 75% black in 1970, now it is 50% black.
None of this redevelopment applies to Ward 8, ex-Mayor Barry's neigh. He is the councilman there. Anacostia is still true to its roots.

Anonymous said...

"These cartoons made fun of everyone but Jews. I wonder why that was."

jews bite back.

Anonymous said...

Washington recently became the richest city in the USA... Maybe is a reflection of where the country is going?

Mark said...

"The New Republic endorses the Sailer strategy, with the qualification that the GOP needs more Northern white votes, not more Southern and Appalachian."

Obama has made the Democrats look like the party of the cool educated black guy even though it's actual base is the dysfunctional uneducated inner city black welfare mom. The Republicans need to pull the mask off. It's possible but will be hard to do since they don't control the mass media.


Rohan Swee said...

Davis: At least I know that I have a soul as I regularly threaten the lives of my neighbors and litter with impunity.

Keepin' it real!

Good one, Davis.

Luke Lea said...

Chattanooga, my home town, is an interesting phenomenon with a couple of things going for it. One is its location on the Tennessee River at a point where the river transects the Cumberland mountains -- don't asked me how that happened, only geologists can explain it -- which puts it in a class with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh as inland cities with natural beauty.

The other advantage is that Coca-Cola bottling started here, leaving behind half a dozen billionaires and several well endowed local foundations. Over the past couple of decades these foundations have lavished their resources on a downtown redevelopment plan that has turned what used to be completely transformed what used to be a dirty rust-belt industrial wasteland into a hip low-rent paradise for artists and elite outdoor enthusiasts of hang gliding, spelunking, kayaking, rowing, and rock climbing.

Artists are bribed to move here with $15,000 grants if they stay for awhile, and many stay here permanently because of the rents. There are plenty of restaurants and music venues to serve local trustafarians. Upper-middle class young people no longer move away to bigger cities in other parts of the country as they used do. The downtown area -- thanks to a coule of billion dollars of investment --is now a magnet for young upper-middle class couples, complete with a classy grammar school that is supposed to be public but was actually built for the local neighborhood with foundation money.

Richard Florida may not have been totally wrong, but only if you have the location and the money to make it all happen.




Paul Mendez said...

As a native Washingtonian of 55 years, I have seen the city swing from...

Majority white (many West Virginian "Grits" who came for war work and stayed until ethnically cleansed by the `68 riots.)

to...

Majority black (aka "Chocolate City")

to...

Majority white (many single, ambitious young hipsters drawn by the fact that DC has prospered during the Great Recession.)

Paul Mendez said...

So what's changed that has let the Matt Yglesiases, Ezra Kleins, and Alyssa Rosenbergs of the world actually colonize the city and replace its current inhabitants, whom one would think wouldn't surrender their city without a fight?

You're fixating on the high-profile young, whites taking back DC.

The great masses are young, smart, ambitious, single, SWPL's looking for work. Thanks to the explosive growth of the federal government, the defense industry, and NGOs, DC is one of the few places in the nation that offers good job prospects for highly-educated young people.

If you were a recent grad with no roots, where else would you move?

Anonymous said...

"These cartoons made fun of everyone but Jews. I wonder why that was."

jews bite back.

And Muslims don't?

Anonymous said...

Keep an eye on DC. As you know, in most cities, here's a large group of young couples with pre-K children who'd like to stay in the city but avoid sending their kids to schools filled kids from the more vibrant neighborhoods.

They're still groping for the best answer, but I'll bet you that DC - with its annoying but very smart and very well organized SWPLs - will be the first to crack the code. Once they figure it out, their methods will spread like wildfire throughout the country, opening city after city to a flood of young white families. Blacks and Hispanics will be driven out to the burbs.

U.S. cities will start to look like French cities, i.e. whites in the middle and blacks banished to the suburbs.

2Degrees said...

This is a little off-topic, but Norman Tebbit is a former Tory cabinet minister and now works as a Daily Telegraph blogger. This is his take on the people responsible for the minority mortgage meltdown. It has to be poor whites, you can't mention Hispanics in the Sand States.

"There can be no blame attached to the Conservative governments of the 1980s and 1990s. There was not much wrong when Tony Blair took office in 1997, but an awful lot wrong by the time Gordon Brown left Downing Street in 2010. It was not all of their making. The folly of Bill Clinton's infamous pact with the American banks in which he repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, and they lent excessively to the Ninjas to bolster his support in the trailer parks and low-value housing in the southern states, alongside the growing self-inflicted problems of the eurozone, had whipped up an economic storm."

Anonymous said...

Invade the world, invite the world.

Elect a black, evict the blacks.

mel belli said...

OK, I'm a geographic idiot, which city south of D.C. has a million people and only a handful of murders each year?

anonthistime said...

To me, Courtland Milloy looks like Leroy Nieman.

Anonymous said...

To grab the land you had to get the blacks moved in towards the prime urban real estate to lower rents and land values. Then you grab the land for cheap and then start gentrifying to raise your rents and land values. It's war basically, just not formalized. War is mainly about grabbing land and controlling the rent streams.

Matthew said...

"Richard Florida may not have been totally wrong, but only if you have the location and the money to make it all happen."

Richard Florida, summarized: spend money on lots of cool, neat stuff, don't have too much pollution, preferably have nice weather, and definitely don't have too many NAMs, and the "creative class" will flock to your city.

Gee, whuda thunk?

Anonymous said...

"Keep an eye on DC. As you know, in most cities, here's a large group of young couples with pre-K children who'd like to stay in the city but avoid sending their kids to schools filled kids from the more vibrant neighborhoods. They're still groping for the best answer, but I'll bet you that DC - with its annoying but very smart and very well organized SWPLs - will be the first to crack the code."

1. Zoning. Since busing isn't mandated anymore, more schools will be zoned to be mostly white. Left-leaning towns will be allowed to get away with it.

2. Private schools. An old stand-by.

3. Magnet schools. SWPLs tend to be about 1.5 to 2 SDs above the black IQ average. Create a magnet school and you're assured thew only black kids your children have to go to school with are the above average kind.

Anonymous said...

This post by Audacious Epigone should be mentioned here.

The key point: "Open borders apologists like Russ Roberts and Tyler Cowen don't cross paths with a large swath the socioeconomic spectrum, though. They don't experience poverty firsthand in any capacity, so discerning difference in poverty rates is an exclusively academic exercise for them. They do spend more time with those in the upper echelons than the average layperson does, however. And in these circles, immigrants are overrepresented."

"The predominately Mexican incursion into the Southwest has little in common with immigration into Fairfax County. In Virginia and Maryland, and more saliently still in the district they engulf, foreign-born educational attainment surpasses that of natives."

Carol said...

Wow, now Ann Coulter is goitn off the rails on the race issue...don't know if that's good for *us* or not...but she's putting some good data out on the talk radio circuit.

Anonymous said...

Bad news.

Whites are more competent on average. A Whiter DC will be a more competent DC. If there is one thing that scares me more than incompetent government, it's competent government.

Anonymous said...

or DC could or does have its Mexican and Central American section for maids and nannies most places do since immirgants live several people to an apartment or house to afford the high rent areas sometimes.

Not a Grit said...

Paul Mendez said...”As a native Washingtonian of 55 years, I have seen the city swing from...Majority white (many West Virginian "Grits" who came for war work”

I grew up across the river in Northern Virginia (my mother’s family lived in DC since the 1930’s then left for VA in the 60’s). Back in high school (early to mid ‘80s), the kids wearing jeans & jeans jacket (aka Puerto Rican tuxedos) with long hair that smoked Marlboro Reds, rocked out to Molly Hatchet and Lynryd Skynrd and drove muscle cars covered with primer were known as “Grits”. I always wondered where that came from, now I know. Thanks Paul. Back then high school kids could smoke on school property and there always be bunch of Grits congregated outside the doors, puffing away at 730am. They’ve all grown up to drive tow trucks, work as Sheriff’s deputies, etc. In Richmond they're known as “Hell Yeah’s”.

Anonymous said “This post by Audacious Epigone should be mentioned here….” "The predominately Mexican incursion into the Southwest has little in common with immigration into Fairfax County. In Virginia and Maryland, and more saliently still in the district they engulf, foreign-born educational attainment surpasses that of natives."

He has no idea what he’s talking about. The illegals invading N. Virginia and suburban Maryland are of lower quality than the Mexicans in the SW. Primarily Guatemalans and El Salvadorans, some fleeing war in the 80’s, most more recently. They're usually short Central American indians, illiterate even in Spanish. They’re huge fans of throwing garbage everywhere and starting gangs like MS-13. I lived in the DC area for 30 years, in CA ever since. I’ll take Mexicans any day over El Salvadorans. Last summer I took my son down a path to where I used to fish on the Potomac just below Chain Bridge. Garbage and feces was strewn a foot high up and down the entire river bank. The local blacks that used to fish for catfish there back in the day would pack their trash out.

Davis said...

"OK, I'm a geographic idiot, which city south of D.C. has a million people and only a handful of murders each year? "


Fairfax County directly south of DC/Arlington has a population of 1,100,000 people. I was wrong about the homicides, there were actually 11 last year.

Anonymous said...

The white people in DC are even more irritating than any other city in america. They are really a class of their own.

Drain the government largesse and DC will go back to being the shithole it should be.

Anonymous said...

The "lived experience" in much of DC is far whiter than the stats would suggest. About 150,000 DC residents live in Wards 7 and 8, on the other side of the Anacostia River. That part of the city is about 98% black, constituting nearly a third of DC's black population Wards 7 and 8 are cut off from the rest of the District by the river, and by the fact that no one wants to go there. In other words, Wards 7 and 8 might as well be part of Prince George's County, Maryland. That leaves the rest of DC which, as one goes about one's daily life, varies from 50% to over 90% white, depending on the neighborhood. Basically, apart from a few remaining blighted areas here and there, most of DC has already tipped. "Chocolate City" is long gone.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Richard Florida, here's his Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Dick_Florida

Lots of interesting insights there.

Anonymous said...



Arlington mirrors D.C. with increasing white population
Arlington County is bucking the trend of its suburban neighbors, as new 2007-2011 census data put it

more in line with the District.

While Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George's counties all have decreasing white populations, Arlington's has risen from 60.4 percent in 1999 to 63.8 percent in Thursday's census release. Unlike those counties, Arlington's median household income also has climbed

over that time period -- from about $85,040 to $99,651.

Those changes over the last decade

can be attributed to the rise in young professionals, said

Elizabeth Rodgers, an urban planner and demographer for Arlington County.

"That age group is increasing, and they're increasing around the Metro corridors," Rodgers said. "They like the lifestyle that it provides."

Rodgers credited the county's multiple underground Metro stations, which allow residents to walk or bike to the train, with keeping Arlington more connected to the District.

William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, said some would even consider segments of Arlington to essentially be a part of the District.

"This is still a very young and educated place, and people like that like to live in an urban area," he said. "You can get by with a bicycle and the Metro."

- Matt Connolly