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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Eric Bolling vs. Cong. Charlie Dent (Fox News Video) 

  Re-posted by Nicholas Stix   August 4, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Dulled by clichés, haunted by hacks, and compelled by debts, the first autobiography of legendary boxer Joe Louis, My Life Story, would seem to deserve its obscurity. Published in 1947 when the aging champ faced a waning career and mounting bills, My Life Story might be dismissed as a facile attempt to exploit his fame in order to raise sorely needed cash. Louis also received "editorial aid" from Chester Washington and Haskell Cohen, two sportswriters whose involvement might cast the value of the boxer's official story into doubt, insofar as they compromise the authenticity of the narrative. Moreover, the book resulting from this collaboration hews closely to the banal conventions of celebrity autobiography, portraying Louis as ordinary and modest, hardworking but lucky. This up-by-the-jockstrap tale of the boxer's rise from poverty to prominence disappointed reviewers in both the mainstream [white] and black press who expected something "that would reveal a little more of the man" (Dulles 36). One reviewer grumbled, "there is hardly a passage that couldn't have been written by a well-informed sports writer assigned to ghost the story of Joe Louis" (My Life Story 99); another complained that My Life Story neglected the boxer's "early years—a portion of Joe's life which might make fresh and interesting reading" (Fay B14); another regretted that the book "falls short of giving an adequate picture of the man who did this fighting" (Martin 15); and yet another panned the book as "trite and unrevealing to the point of inanity" (Lardner 235).


Sunday, April 10, 2016

The God of Movie Music 

 
An undated picture of Richard Wagner, holding movie music prisoner in his left hand   Re-posted by Nicholas Stix   Wagner's Influence on Movie Music By McDuff December 13, 2013 Wagner Tripping Every man or woman in charge of the music of moving picture theater is, consciously or unconsciously, a disciple or follower of Richard Wagner – Stephen Bush, film critic, 1911

Please write music like Wagner, only louder

– Sam Goldwyn to a film composer

If my grandfather were alive today, he would undoubtedly be working in Hollywood

—Wolfgang Wagner (Note: When I mention a film composer in this post, the film listed next to his name is the one–or more–he wrote that is listed among the 25 best film scores of all time, according to a survey by the American Film Institute. More on that below.) There is no area in which Wagner’s musical influence is felt more broadly and deeply than in film music. It was very clear to the early Hollywood moguls, and their film composers, that Wagner’s music was the perfect model for the newly created industry. He is widely credited for developing the musical language that was self-consciously adopted from his works for the movies. For example, the man who is often called “the father of movie music,” Max Steiner1 (King Kong, Gone with the Wind), denied he was the “inventor” and deflected that title to Wagner: “Nonsense. The idea originated with Richard Wagner. Listen to the incidental scoring behind the recitatives in his operas. If Wagner had lived in this century, he would have been the No. 1 film composer.”2  
Max Steiner
  The influential 20th century composer, and teacher of several film composers, Arnold Schoenberg, said that Wagner “bequeathed to us three things: first, rich harmony; second, the short motive with its possibility of adapting the phrase as quickly and often as required to the smallest details of the mood; and third, at the same time, the art of building large-scale structures and the prospect of developing this art still further.”3 All three of these bequests were adopted by film composers, though at the base was usually “the short motive,” a.k.a. leitmotifs – what Wagner called “motifs of memory” – whose purpose is “to represent or symbolize a person, object, place, idea, state of mind, supernatural force or any other ingredient in a dramatic work.”4

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

NBC Version of Slager Video 

 


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Mark Potok and the Southern Poverty Law Center Want the Whole World to Know about Nicholas Stix and VDARE! 

 

Peter Brimelow

December 21, 2008, 9:00 a.m.  

Mark Potok and the Southern Poverty Law Center Want the Whole World to Know about Nicholas Stix and VDARE!

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James Fulford writes: Tonight, you see that we`re running an appeal by Nicholas Stix, who has always supported our fundraising efforts. We also have, if you go down to the bottom, past the donation links (wait, not so fast!) you`ll see we have a magnificent column by Steve Sailer,  totally demolishing Malcolm Gladwell`s new book, which book a farrago of bad old ideas (the conventional wisdom)  and stupid new ones—Gladwell`s own work. Gladwell is paid tens of thousands of dollars every time he makes a speech, on the condition that he not tell the truth about the social sciences he glibly discusses. We, by comparison, are asking you for a relative pittance, which we remind you is tax deductible, and remember, the end of the calendar year is fast approaching.

[Previous appeals by Nicholas Stix: Please Support VDARE! (2006) and “The Immigration Encyclopedia” Needs Your Support  (2007)]

Pictured: Mark Potok, of the Southern Poverty Law Center

On December 5, the The Baltimore Sun ran the following letter from the SPLC`s Mark Potok [Email him] about me and my work for VDARE.com. Potok and the SPLC consider it crucial that the public know about our vital work, and I thank them for their PR efforts. (Mark, the check`s in the mail.)

December 5, 2008

On Wednesday, The Baltimore Sun published an attack by Ron Smith on the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization known nationally for its lawsuits against and investigations of white supremacist hate groups in America (“The truth about `hate crimes` and the racial justice racket,” Commentary, Dec. 3).

Aside from a great deal of unsubstantiated name-calling, Mr. Smith mentions an essay written by Nicholas Stix, a man Mr. Smith sparely describes as a “columnist and blogger.”

What Mr. Smith declines to say is that Mr. Stix is a well-known white nationalist who recently prepared a lengthy introduction to an article,* published by the National Policy Institute, that paints “a statistical and narrative portrait of the war on white America.”

In it, Mr. Stix concludes that the Brown v. Board of Education ruling outlawing school segregation was “arguably the worst decision” in the Supreme Court`s history. “Integration and the civil rights movement,” Mr. Stix continues, “led directly to the destruction of great cities.

Many of Mr. Stix`s articles, which dwell heavily on what he sees as a huge wave of anti-white hate crime committed by black people, are archived at the VDARE Web site.

With Mr. Stix, Mr. Smith claims that the October murder of an interracial couple in Winchester, Calif., allegedly by four black men, was motivated by race hate – despite the statements of police that the motive was robbery.

Mr. Smith goes on to describe hate crime legislation as a “questionable legal construct used almost exclusively against whites.”

Actually, the concept has been ratified by the Supreme Court in a case [Wisconsin vs Mitchell, 1993] in which the defendant was a black man who had attacked whites because of their race. Yet that doesn`t stop Mr. Smith from claiming that “the truth is one thing and the liberal agenda is another.”

Mark Potok, Montgomery, Ala.

The writer is director of the Intelligence Project for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

*Actually, my good friend Mark erred, in describing me as having written “a lengthy introduction to an article.” In fact, I wrote the introduction to an over 45,000-word NPI report, The State of White America – 2007, which I edited and co-wrote, and which can be downloaded for free here.

I have a feeling that Mark neglected to read more than the introduction. I`m immensely proud of that report, which two brilliant social scientists, statistician Ed Rubinstein and historian Robert J. Stove, together wrote with me, and want everyone to read it.

I realize that Mark is terribly busy, what with phoning in race hoaxes all the time, cashing supporters` checks, and having meetings, but mightn`t it be a good thing for the director of an alleged “Intelligence Project” to spend a wee bit of time collecting … intelligence?

I appreciate that Mark incorporated the correction I had made of his misquotation of me as having called Brown, “arguably the worse [sic] decision” in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.

As for my being a “white nationalist,” which is a leftist code phrase for “neo-Nazi,” that description will give those familiar with me and my work a hearty belly laugh. For those not yet in on the joke, the only way to “get it” is to read my work, which you can do for free! My work is accessible at archives for VDARE.com`s “front page” and blog; on my blogs, Nicholas Stix, Uncensored, The Critical Critic, Wikipedia Follies, The Zebra Project and Schuyleriana: The Work and Life of George Schuyler; and oh, about a dozen other places on the Web, give or take.

My friend Mark Potok often simply makes things up, and ignores or misrepresents as non-racial, real racial crimes such as the Wichita Massacre, Knoxville Horror, Columbia University rape-torture-attempted murder case , Kirkwood Massacre, Winchester Atrocity (and also here) and the Nation of Islam`s 1970s’ mass murder campaign.

Conversely, in the case of the racist, Jena, LA attempted murder committed against white student Justin Barker by from eight to ten black students, the SPLC not only refused to tell the truth about Barker`s ordeal, but in one propaganda release after another, turned his attackers into victims (see, for instance, here, here, here and here), and used the Jena Hoax as a means with which to defraud the American public out of millions of dollars in fundraising.

In contrast to Potok & Co., I spend thousands of hours per year researching my articles, reading books, articles and reports on the Web, and interviewing people. The books (not to mention, bookcases!) are a major expense, as are things like computers (I just bought a new one in May, and already, it`s crapping out on me) and printers, and I have less dramatic but continuing expenses for my ISP, telephone, toner, paper, etc.

But at over 60 hours per week, my biggest expense is time. I need to make money from my work. While the SPLC has shown itself willing to increase my name recognition and readership, neither Mark Potok nor the SPLC`s boss of all bosses, Morris Dees, has been willing, so far, to publish or pay me for my work. The New York Times has shown a similar reticence.

That`s where VDARE comes in. VDARE founder Peter Brimelow has been one of my biggest boosters, publishing eleven of my front-pagers [more like 100, by now] and approximately 30 of my blog essays [surely over 100]. But Peter needs your help, in order to be able to pay me. Please generously support VDARE.

VDARE is sponsored by the VDARE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity; your contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support.

You can donate (tax-deductibly!) by check (click to get form for easier mailing) or credit card—and you can do it monthly if you prefer. ALSO: you can now fax your credit card info! Donations are tax-deductible.
We are delighted see donations of any size—$10, 100, $1,000, $10,000. But we do feel especially good about the larger ones! [N.S.: I cut the “ask” short, because it offered gifts that may no longer be available. Check the current “circle-of-support” page, to see what supporters are getting for your generous gifts.]

Mark Potok 

 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Virginia Justice Officials Who Railroaded Jack Turner 

 
Jack Eugene Turner  
Judge Joseph Canada and Ruby, December 4, 2009  
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Dwight Rudd

Tuesday, December 01, 2015


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