Archive for May 2nd, 2006

History by the Numbers

When Napolean invaded Russia people assume that he was not only taking on a much larger country, but a much larger population.

It surprised me to discover that in 1812 the entire population of Russia was much smaller than that of France.

I always wondered why, when I read a history of Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, there was so much about France.

The reason is htat there were so many Frenchmen.

In 1800 France had by far the largest population in Europe. There were at least three times as many people in France as in England.

We are used to France being about the same population as the British Isles, and smaller than Germany. We are used to Russia dwarfing all of them.

My feeling for history is STILL out-of-kilter because of the modern numbers I am used to.



Seventy-Three Square Feet

Watching Godfather II again reminded me of a number that always amazes me.

At the turn of the century an ethnic working-class area of New York contained about six hundred people per acre.

There were no elevators, so walkups were all they had to reduce the crowding.

A five-story apartment would have ONE toilet.

What makes this worse is that it never occurred to the residents of these areas to go back to Ireland or Poland or Italy. By the standards they and their ancestors had lived in, this was a terrific IMPROVEMENT.

They urge their kinfolk to come and join them and they did. That’s how the ethnic communities developed in the first place.

An acre is exactly one percent less than 44,000 square feet. This means these folks lived in an average of seventy-three square feet apiece, about one and a half times his height in each direction.

Day after day, decade after decade.

Do that to a lab rat and he will go nuts.

They thrived and they multiplied.



Poor New Guy!

New Guy charged into Stormfront with all the standard anti stuff and ran straight into me.

He gave me the usual anti “All of you are just ignorant line” line and said I didn’t know

what economic rationality was.

He had the usual anti assumption that none of us ever went to college.

I pointed out that I was an economics professor spciailizing in Public Choice and that the

second reader on my dissertation was a Nobel Prize winner in Public Choice, so I had a

pretty good idea what economic rationality was.

On another thread, he lectured me on writing, something Mommy Professor told him us racists

wouldn’t know about.

I told him I was a professional writer, a member of the writers guild, a competitive service

waulified writer for the Voice of America, and the author or two books that made the Review

of Reviews.

There’s more, but I think my point was made.

I haven’t heard from Newguy since, but during his spate of standard and packaged anrti-stuff

he sent a comment here:

“Please define who you consider an anti? If it’s someone who disagrees with the White

Nationalist agenda, you my freind, have just named 98% of the population.”

Comment by Newguy


If you get beyond the history spoon fed to you by Mommy Professor, you will find that 98% of

the population has always been wrong about many very critical things.

There are always people like you who believe they must be right since most of them believe

it. There are always people like us to straighten them out.

Here is the definition of anti, again:

” Liberals and respectable conservatives say there is this RACE problem. Everybody says

this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and

ONLY into white countries.”

“The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or

Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote

assimilating unquote with them.”

“Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY

white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.”

“What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if

hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black


“How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am

talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?”

“And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black

man wouldn’t object to this?”

“But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the

white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a


They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

“Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.”