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Author: Hubert Collins

The Limits of Wikipedia

However, a case of censorship we seem to have missed is likely more relevant than all of the above: Wikipedia.

Keeping up with the rising tide of censorship in the name of equality is a never ending, and often ardorous task; but c’est la vie – moderne, anyway. There are the classic cases: National Review, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Canadian Human Rights Commision, etc. Then there are the breaking-news cases, such as the current Hungarian brouhaha over NPI.

However, a case of censorship we seem to have missed is likely more relevant than all of the above: Wikipedia. As the sixth most visited website both on the planet and in the United States, it needs no summary, nor is it necessary to explain why the sources of their citations matters. Which brings us to the image below:

I earned this message by trying to edit the page of a pop science book so as to include a review by someone apparently deemed persona non grata. When this policy of censorship regarding psychometrics came about, I cannot say, but the link to “The Committee’s decision” sends you to the history of quite a lengthy debate.

For the whole debate, see the page itself here. How deep this censorship runs I obviously do not know, and I do not care to cite examples of Wikipedia pages that are surprisingly dissident, lest an employee of Jimmy Wales sees this and “fixes” it. Rest assured, the site has its moments, but as we all know, when the Cultural Marxists are given an inch today, they expect to be given a nation tomorrow, so I have my doubts as to how much longer it will serve as a fact-checking site for those of us who read Radix.

So, what to do about it? Two things come to mind. One, we could start flocking to Metapedia, which is a predominantly European, alternative right version of Wikipedia. It is certainly in Beta at present, but that’s nothing we couldn’t fix, and even now it occasionally impresses. Interestingly, given this week’s news, there are more pages in Hungarian than in any other language. After all, it does follow that if we get our news from our own sites, our critical theory from our own sites, and our religion from our own sites, that we should have our own “wiki” as well.

Otherwise, we could make like good keyboard warriors and see if we can’t make a dent in the web. Some of you may remember in 2006 when Stephen Colbert mocked Wikipedia by urging his viewers to edit the “Elephant” page so that it would says the global population of elephants had tripled in the last six months. The website was not amused and ended up “locking” twenty different elephant-related pages, plus they banned Stephen Colbert from ever being able to edit anything on the site.

Obviously, Mr. Colbert’s prank was put down fairly quickly. But, and at the risk of sounding naive, our edits would have truth on our side, and as such may prove successful – if done en masse. Should the readers of this fine publication be interested, I suggest we start with:

This page

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STIHIE: Yummy Rising

“Young Urban Male,” or “Yummy” is a label christened by a recent report from HSBC to describe a new breed of Yuppy: unmarried, status and grooming obsessed, and rich. 

“Young Urban Male,” or “Yummy” is a label christened by a recent report from HSBC to describe a new breed of Yuppy: unmarried, status and grooming obsessed, and rich.

Although superficially the news sounds like a bad sociology paper, there is (unfortunately) something to it.

Both couture and cosmetic companies are shifting marketing gears away from old women with too much credit to these Yummies with too little confidence. The report notes, “The metro-sexual, that cliché from 20 years ago, is now becoming a commercial reality.”

So much for hoping materialism would take a dive when the Boomers died…

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STIHIE: Postage Stamps Honoring Gay Porn

Well, apparently a real cultural icon of the country is Tom of Finland — a gay pornographer the Finnish government is honoring by way of stamp art.

When you hear “Finland,” what do you think of? Snow? Skiing? For the more historically literate, the answer may be the White Death, who sniped over 500 Soviets in about three months.

Well, apparently a real cultural icon of the country is Tom of Finland — a gay pornographer the Finnish government is honoring by way of stamp art. Although “Tom” had a thing for Nazis (recall that Finland aligned with Hitler for a time), those drawings don’t seem to have made the cut…

Granted, Finland’s fall has been a long time coming, but this just might be how the land of a thousand lakes ends.

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Derbyshire After The Purge

Though I do not like to consider myself a sentimentalist, it seems worthy to commemorate the two-year anniversary of National Review’s decision to “sever ties” with John Derbyshire on April 7th, 2012. 

Though I do not like to consider myself a sentimentalist, it seems worthy to commemorate the two-year anniversary of National Review’s decision to “sever ties” with John Derbyshire on April 7th, 2012. The details of what happened and why have been gone over a million times, so if you are unaware, I will direct you to Mr. Derbyshire’s webpage on the matter. Moving right along, it should be noted that it is astounding how much Derbyshire got away with before he was fired. In his own small way, he may have even pushed some unsuspecting readers of NR towards our neck of the woods.

Some talking head at Salon actually got it right, when writing shortly after Derbyshire got fired, that Derbyshire has been writing racist screeds for years. “So why did no one notice until last week?” Even before then, Andrew Sullivan had taken note of Derbyshire dissident attitudes and made a point of trying to embarrass him by posting them on The Dish.

Just take a look at some of Derbyshire best pre-04/12 writing:

He gave explicit support to all ethno-nationalists, so long as their ethnicity is civilized:

Where ethnies are anciently and intricately mixed, as in Northern Ireland, there isn’t much do be done but stagger on under the horrible affliction of diversity, putting up with the occasional massacre. Where a coherent nation can be separated off, though, it should be.
The Uighurs should certainly have their own nation. So should the Kurds, the Catalans, the Scots, the Jews, the South Tyroleans, the Chechens, and any other people sufficiently civilized to run a statelet and sufficiently coherent to think themselves a single ethny. – Give ‘Em a Country, 08/11

He gave a glowing review of a Paul Gottfried book in National Review, with a title that referenced the late Sam Francis, and mentioned that the Paleos may rise again:

It may be that the Old Right will come into its inheritance at last 20 or 30 years from now, in one of the little fragment nations that will emerge when corruption, fiscal incompetence, demographic idiocy, educational romanticism, willful scientific ignorance, ethnic warfare, and missionary imperialism have finally destroyed the United States of America. – Beautiful Losers, 08/09

He spoke well, even poetically, about Jared Taylor:

We don’t shoot our dissidents, nor even exile them or send them to camps. But in other respects their careers parallel those of their spiritual kin living under sterner regimes: ignored by power-seekers, denounced by those who toady to power, swatted down contemptuously by power-holders, disliked by the taboo-upholding generality, and doomed to failure and oblivion unless, by very occasional blind luck, history in its onward march finds itself in step with them.

I still like and admire dissidents. I honor their cussedness, integrity, and courage. I can never stir myself to join them, though. Cowardice? By all means, you can think so. I view it as “insufficiently masochistic.” – The Futility of Dissidence, 02/11

As good as all of his past writing was, the case can be made that it has gotten much better, more radical, since his purge — particularly for those of us who are more Identitarian than Race Realist. Consider how Derbyshire’s pro-Asian writing has slowed to a trickle over the last two years. In 2007, he first proposed his “Arctic Alliance” between Whites and East Asians, and he wrote about it again in 2011. Immediately after his firing, he made a brief mention of it, but has since seemed to have dropped the topic almost entirely.

Instead, he has been focusing much more on Whites and his own sense of Whiteness has gotten stronger. There is of course his involvement with American Renaissance, but even his Takimag pieces have taken a “Whiter” tone. See for example his popular White People Are Pussies article, which ended with:

And we white Americans? Are we the most pussified of all—the pussies of the world?

That’s a thought I don’t want to have. That way lies hard, irreversible ethnomasochism.

It’s a thought that keeps bobbing up to the surface, though, prompted by some news item or image; or out of the blue, as on the radio that time, too publicly for me to disown it.

I must discipline my mind.

It is not quite there yet, but it is getting there. The same goes for his follow up piece, Losing Our Turbulence, where “Our” means “Whites:”

We should expect no turbulence among white people in the near future. Window-breaking there may be, but outside of a few remaining pockets of vitality such as Belfast, it won’t be whites lobbing the stones. Fattened by prosperity, soothed by the welfare state, and cowed by the missionaries of guilt, whites will limit their protests to voting for Tweedledum rather than Tweedledee, to genteel gatherings in rented halls, to comment threads on the dwindling number of news websites that still allow them.

His interest in the welfare of whites is steadily growing, and his ramblings about “NAM”s (Non-Asian Minorities) have become steadily replaced with more existential questions about the fate of Whites everywhere, like the post above, or the more lighthearted, Why Isn’t Racism Cool?

Like many Vdare contributors, he still yearns (and may even believe it can happen) for a day just around the corner when Republicans will become race-realist nationalists, and then save America. This is an unfortunate waste of time on Derbyshire’s part, and quite frankly a waste of his talent. But give it another two years, and he just might get right with the lord.

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