Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Blackest Surnames in the USA

This post was inspired by blogger Vanishing American, who wrote: . . . . .When was the last time you heard of someone surnamed . . . . .Washington or Jefferson who was not Black? **************** Here is a list … Continue reading

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The Hated Richard Nixon’s Ancestry

With thanks to to commenter Bill for inspiring this post. A. It is politically-correct to hold Richard Nixon in contempt. B. Nixon was arguably the final American president that could be said to sympathize with populist-nationalism. B –> A? Rather … Continue reading

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Summing Up the USA in One Sentence

  “America is not doing very well, but its corporations are doing just fine.”   Can you think of a better one-sentence summary for the entirety of U.S. sociopolitical history over the past x number of decades? I cannot. (From … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (USA)

Is being of American ancestry important for U.S. citizenship? 1,253 Americans were asked. They said: Observations: 1.) Generally, the younger in the USA are getting more likely to say “Ancestry is Important”. I did not expect this. This is in … Continue reading

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Senegal: Polygamy causes 1-in-5 young men to lack a wife

Imagine a society with 4 single young females for every 5 single young males. Senegal is such a place. Its marriage market is akin to a pyramid scheme, with older men taking younger wives, depriving lots of young men from … Continue reading

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Nevada: Forcibly Secede Las-Vegas?

The Nevada Senate race was won by Democrat Harry Reid. Defeated was a candidate accused of nationalistic populism, Sharon Angle. The vote totals by region tell the story: Las Vegas Metro (Clark County) [65% of state votes] 253,000 Reid 192,000 … Continue reading

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U.S. fertility: Baby-Boomers did not replace selves

U.S. fertility fell below replacement level with the first of the “Baby-Boomers”, and has not recovered. I present the data below. It was even more dramatic in Europe, I understand. Question: Is a sub-replacement Total-Fertility-Rate really “what people naturally want”, … Continue reading

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Is Ancestry Important for Citizenship? (World)

“In your opinion, how important should the following be as requirements for somebody seeking citizenship of your country? Specify for each requirement if you consider it as very important, rather important or not important: Having ancestors from my country.” Citizens … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (Norway)

Norwegians were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country?” Observations: See the Comments on Germany‘s results, as they apply to Norway too. The principal difference with Germany, as I see it, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (Thailand)

Continuing the investigation into attitudes about local-ancestry and citizenship… Thais were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country?” The pattern seen with China and South-Korea holds up: #1 — “Voelkisch” attitudes … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (China)

Chinese were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country?” Observations: #1 — Upper-class Chinese youth are noticeably more “voelkisch” than their lower-class peers. #2 —

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The Importance of Ancestry (Poland)

Poles were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country? Trends: #1 — “Voelkisch” attitudes among Upper- and Middle- class Polish youth are slowly softening. #2 — “Voelkisch” attitudes among Lower-class youth … Continue reading

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