Friday, January 18, 2019

Cutting Down Tall Poppies

And giants. As long as they are white, of course. And male. The western world is increasingly inhabited by 'small men', cowards and liars. Women too, of course. Mustn't leave them out as though they didn't matter. Such mean people revel in using their undoubted verbal skills and positions in the media and institutions in bringing down Giants: the very men (and women, of course) who have discovered, invented, developed etc many of the very finest things, ideas and ways of understanding the world that are the achievements of our age. Soon there will be few giants left for us to stand upon their shoulders.

Take this eminent fellow.

James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist. In 1953, he co-authored with Francis Crick the academic paper proposing the double helix structure of the DNA molecule.

Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".

From 1956 to 1976, Watson was on the faculty of the Harvard University Biology Department, promoting research in molecular biology. From 1968 he served as director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), greatly expanding its level of funding and research. At CSHL, he shifted his research emphasis to the study of cancer, along with making it a world leading research center in molecular biology. 

In 1994, he started as president and served for 10 years. He was then appointed chancellor, serving until he resigned in 2007 after making comments claiming a genetic link between intelligence and race. Between 1988 and 1992, Watson was associated with the National Institutes of Health, helping to establish the Human Genome Project.

Watson has written many science books, including the textbook Molecular Biology of the Gene (1965) and his bestselling book The Double Helix (1968).

In January 2019, following the broadcast of a television documentary in which Watson repeated his views about race and genetics, CSHL revoked honorary titles that it had awarded to him and severed all ties with him.

I could give a lot of detail about him from all the conversations in the bars, but one such stands out and I will let Jared Taylor say it, as he does it better than I can. I shall pull a pint or two.

Well, to me, he sounded quite measured. But that is not the prevailing view. He too, you see, is a tall poppy, and has many a fine denunciation levelled against him. 

Wiki, that font of lefty wisdom says of him:
Samuel Jared Taylor  is an American white supremacist and editor of American Renaissance, a white supremacist online magazine Taylor founded in 1990.
They say it twice in 22 words, just so you are left in no doubt.
He is also an author and the president of American Renaissance's parent organization, New Century Foundation, through which many of his books have been published. He is a former member of the advisory board of The Occidental Quarterly and a former director of the National Policy Institute, a Virginia-based white nationalist think tank. He is also a board member and spokesperson of the Council of Conservative Citizens.
Taylor, like many of the organizations he is associated with, is often described as promoting racist ideologies by civil rights groups, news media, and academics studying racism in the U.S.
Well of course he would often be described that way. Aren't you? 

Virtually anyone that some 'civil rights group' academic or news media disagrees with is labelled a white supremacist, racist, bigot, homophobe, islamophobe, 'wrong' type of stamp collector or whathaveyou.


Have a drink and weep into that. 

Yes, even those who are delving into their genealogy.

Before we run out of giants we may need to step on a good few mean, cowardly liars. Stack'em up.



Oh, bye the bye. A longish (less than half an hour though) analysis by that acerbic philosopher, Stephen Molyneaux followed, which entertained the Taverners, so I add it for those with time to spare.


  1. What we need to do is get a bit of this toxic masculinity going here.

  2. until he resigned in 2007 after making comments claiming a genetic link between intelligence and race.

    I'm not convinced that this is somewhere we want to go. It has a lot of disturbing implications. If some races are superior does that mean they have a responsibility to look after the lesser races - a bit like the White Man's Burden?

    It's also an idea that seems likely to inflame racial tensions even further, particularly in the U.S., and I'm not sure that's a good thing (unless you're hoping for the collapse of the U.S.).

    There's also the difficulty that intelligence is very complicated and very poorly understood. We know that IQ tests measure something but what do they measure? The best we can say is that they measure IQ. Which is a bit like defining temperature as something that is measured by thermometers, which is true but it doesn't actually tell us anything. Our understanding of human behaviour is at about the same stage of scientific advancement as our understanding of climate - in other words these are subjects we don't understand at all.

    IQ fetishism also totally ignores the moral dimension to human behaviour. It's another of the materialist obsessions that have destroyed religion.

    The final difficulty is that even mentioning race and intelligence is an absolute guaranteed losing political strategy. As far as most people are concerned you might as well just announce that you're a Nazi and be done with it.

    1. All good 'Devil's Advocate' stuff. But not for withstanding a little scrutiny. Its funny how elite footballers are lauded but elite intellects are shunned. Reverse fetishism is a problem. Usually called envy.

  3. Good article. I absolutely love this website. Keep writing!

  4. I am not a "Good Man'
    ...but I have one good eye

    1. Try harder. It is a long journey. Keep that one eye out for opportunity to do Good.


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Our Bouncer is a gentleman of muscle and guile. His patience has limits. He will check you at the door.

The Tavern gets rowdy visitors from time to time. Some are brain dead and some soul dead. They attack customers and the bar staff and piss on the carpets. Those people will not be allowed in anymore. So... Be Nice..