31 Replies to “Razib Khan on The Cārvāka Podcast”

    1. Yeah i have seen the photo.
      Now from now I think they should bow down every time a “Black” person gets killed in the states.

    2. We need more of your comments (especially since Xerxie is busy with his waffles) and your guidance for a bunch of BP rookies who still don’t know what the BP is.

    3. It really is a cult.

      When does Britain pay reparations to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka? Or are reparations only for special chosen minorities who deserve to have people bow to them?

  1. who decides the race of child in an inter race marriage? is it the the father as in obama, kamala harris or the mother as in trevor noah?

    1. Usually individuals with one black parent identify as black regardless of the gender of that parent.

      1. It is reverse passing. Till 1960s, many, not all , blacks would like to be considered white if their skin colour would allow it. Now the other way. May be lot of immigrants would also not mind ‘passing’ as blacks as it can be advantageous socially

    2. “who decides the race of child in an inter race marriage? is it the the father as in obama, kamala harris or the mother as in trevor noah?”

      Whatever is convenient. Kamala identifies as black instead of Indian because it will give her more woke credibility and there’s a bigger black vote bank. Her track record shows that she takes delight in sending black people to jail, so it’s not out of some genuine solidarity.

  2. Now they want to disband the police force?
    We have a saying in Telugu, I will translate it
    “It’s like you blaming the mirror when you have a fugly face!”

    1. That’s pretty funny.

      There are people who definitely want to disband the police. But most are just virtue signaling (including the LA politician who has a private police detail but supports disbanding the police). Most of them believe they will disband the city police, win brownie points and just shift the burdening of policing to the county sheriff’s offices. Unfortunately for them some of the suburban counties will likely refuse the request for assistance. I think one Minnesota country said as much.

  3. brownback vs king: Law enforcement officers should not be above the law

    https://ij.org/case/brownback-v-king/

    People in general irrespective of race have been brutalized by the law enforcement. Though blacks have been more on the receiving end. Did anybody come across any studies about police brutality that controls for income and locality between whites and blacks? I gotta also agree that the thugs in USA are FAR MORE dangerous than what we come across in India. In past 3-4 years about 3-4 students from Telugu states were either shot dead or injured by thugs who were all blacks. My mom’s colleague’s son was shot in the head lucky for him he escaped with some injuries to the eye socket.

  4. How would controlling for income account for it? Shouldn’t you normalize by number of police interactions?

    Also I’m not sure its an income thing. I think there was research showing poor Hispanic, White and Asian neighborhoods don’t have as much crime as poor black neighborhoods.

    As for the last part of your comment -WTF? Even the Old world and India isn’t safe from this form of “diversity” and “cultural enrichment” I guess. Wonder how long before woke desis start campaigning for special privileges for African students and Siddis in India.

  5. This whole “abolish the police” reminds me of the recent “abolish the EVM” movement in India, of course by liberals.

    The ironic part is it will affect disproportionately the very same people its trying to help. So yeah i guess go ahead and abolish it, the people in power would very much like it, just like (In India) the powerful would rather like paper ballots than EVMs

    1. It already happened in Baltimore (police stopped doing their job). Chicago just had one of its bloodiest days in history. Business are going to leave Minneapolis and other cities including grocery stores, pharmacies, banks etc The way its going white people will likely vote together like a minority at some point.

  6. Everyone, Brown Pundits plans to interview Michael Fortin and Wilfred Reilly soon. Please share any questions you have for them.

    We also hope to interview Prof Glenn Loury and others after this.

    Would very much like to interview Chloé Simone Valdary. But she has not responded. Does anyone know her?

    Thanks,

  7. Many are calling for dismantling the police forces of every country. AOC appears to be leaning in this direction. If anyone supports this idea, please explain why.

    Thanks,

  8. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/topic-pages/tables/table-7 16,214 murdered in 2018. 139,380 raped in 2018. 738,590 violently assaulted in 2018. About half of these victims were black. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/topic-pages/tables/table-16 There was an 8 fold per capita increase in black victims of violent crime between 1960 and 1980. Was this orchestrated and supported by the European intelligentsia? America urgently needs to reduce per capita rapes, murders and violent assaults against Black Americans back to 1960 levels. Could one way to do this be to sharply improve 8th grade academic outcomes (because of the high negative correlation between crime and academic performance)?

    This blog post explores whether improving American culture might be a way to achieve this:
    http://www.brownpundits.com/2018/06/04/is-american-culture-sharply-increasing-crime/

    Chloe Valdary shares her perspective on achieving this through the technology and politics of art. Her “Theory of Enchantment” inspires us to love for loves sake. When we love, then we don’t need others to love us and racism, bigotry etc. become far less important.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cBS9SPG_rM&t=63s

  9. The attacks on the coppers in London were quite shocking. Whatever justification there may be for heavily armed attacking cops in riot gear in the US (I don’t care enough to take a side either way), the attacks in London were uncalled for and even your average politically reticent Brits have started to speak up. I hope the madness imported from the US doesn’t take root in other parts of the world.

    It’ll also be interesting if the pushback against the statues and symbols of slavery extend to non-Anglo slave owning cultures in the past like the Ottomans, Arabs, Tatars, Portuguese and Spanish, etc. Is the Anglo world unique in it’s self-flagellation? Or is it just not reported because of the English bias in reporting?

    1. “It’ll also be interesting if the pushback against the statues and symbols of slavery extend to non-Anglo slave owning cultures in the past like the Ottomans, Arabs, Tatars,”

      Of course not. The Muslim world is the Left’s darling and they would not dare criticize anything. In fact, Western liberals and scholars, e.g., Audrey Truschke, devote considerable resources to glorifying Islamic looters, slavers, mass rapists, etc. On top of that, there is no material / sizable segment in Arab countries, Turkey, etc., that engage in self-reflection of this kind. They have been pretending to be victims for so long that such thoughts simply do not arise.

      1. ” The Muslim world is the Left’s darling and they would not dare criticize anything. In fact, Western liberals and scholars, e.g., Audrey Truschke, devote considerable resources to glorifying Islamic looters, slavers, mass rapists, etc.”

        I think that they may be over-compensating for the guilt of US attacks on the middle east post 9/11. But this alliance is an uneasy one, I don’t think it’s sustainable. And the Hindu RW gets all worked up over Truschke for no reason, they’re only giving her publicity. Everyone has a right to their views and scholarship in the open marketplace of ideas and the fact that she isn’t brown or Indian shouldn’t be a reason to attack her, as many are doing.

        “On top of that, there is no material / sizable segment in Arab countries, Turkey, etc., that engage in self-reflection of this kind”

        Turkey does have a secular, globalist section of society, albeit one that is restricted to Istanbul. Folks like Orhan Pamuk for example, who even admitted to Turkish complicity in the Armenian genocide. But post Erdogan their space is shrinking. I’ve met many Turks in Europe who detest Erdogan, but they are basically exiles, they have no political space in Turkey anymore.

        The biggest take-away from all of the rioting, looting, toppling of statues, setting up of ‘free zones’ in the US, etc. in the US is that (finally!) the era of US claims of moral standing on the world stage are over. Even Iran and China are openly lol’ing at them. The fall began once Trump took office, but these events have only pushed them ever closer to banana republic / failed state territory.

        1. Yeah we have given Truschke so much mileage, she has genuinely started feeling that she matters.

  10. Its quite rewarding to analyse the failure of the “social contract” in America to accomodate phenotypic differences. By this I do not mean either equality before law or equal rights to vote or any other jurispudence related metrics. They all exist in book and on the statute.

    What I mean is Glaucon’s understanding of justice, as it is fit and as is found in nature. “….the state that emerges when the pain of injustice balances the benefit accruing to those inflicting it”. This can only happen when two or more groups occupy the same or adjacent branches of power. BLM essentially is trying to elevate the costs artificially to bring an equilibrium.

    But what prevents the African American community from arriving at that natural state of justice? Is it economic (multi-generational deprivation)? Is it religious (adopting the religion of the slaver)? Is it the unmooring from core African ethos (cultural suicide)?

    Brazil which has the largest African diaspora, even more than the US, has done a far better job of reaching that state of naturally enforced social contract. Does Catholicism have a better world view of that natural state of justice than Protestantism does? Many questions, no answers….

    1. “Brazil which has the largest African diaspora, even more than the US, has done a far better job of reaching that state of naturally enforced social contract. Does Catholicism have a better world view of that natural state of justice than Protestantism does? Many questions, no answers….”

      Why would you say this? Wasn’t black lives matter bigger in Brazil from 2014 to the present than in the USA?

      America has many great black leaders. They get a lot less push back from fellow blacks than they do from caucasians–who sometimes accuse of them of being black white supremacists.

  11. “US attacks on the middle east post 9/11”

    You mean the US and other allies putting the anti Saddam Iraqi resistance in power in 2003?

    How was the Iraqi resistance in 2003 different from Bangladesh using India in 1971 or American revolutionaries using France, the Netherlands and Spain 1775-1783?

    Or the Marathas and Nizam using the English against Tipu Sultan?

    The Iraqi resistance hasn’t done a great job running Iraq 2003 to 2020. But hasn’t done a terrible job either. The Iraqi resistance are still in power.

    1. “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzOApVTfT48&t=3960s Watch 1 hour 17 minutes in. In the South Bronx New York only two percent of boys who start High School graduate literate. (the overwhelming vast majority of high school graduates are illiterate.)”

      I think this is a global phenomenon.

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