Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

February 16, 2019

The Militant newspaper quotes a neo-Nazi favorably

Filed under: racism,Red-Brown alliance — louisproyect @ 9:30 pm
Steve Sailer

Large tech companies like Amazon are notorious for hiring new college graduates at crappy wages and pushing them to get places in gaggles. Describing how this leads to what he calls “unaffordable family formation,” Steve Sailer says in an Unz Review blog, “It helps them squeeze more out of workers: The firms like being in places too expensive to raise a family — families are distractions, at least in the short-run.”


UNZ Review is a neo-Nazi website as I have pointed out on my blog. As for Sailer, he is a typical contributor to UNZ Review. From Wikipedia:

Steven Ernest Sailer (born December 20, 1958) is an American journalist, movie critic, and columnist. He is a former correspondent for UPI and a columnist for Taki’s Magazine and VDARE.com. He writes about race relations, gender issues, politics, immigration, IQ, genetics, movies, and sports. As of 2014, Sailer stopped publishing his personal blog on his own website and shifted it to the Unz Review, an online publication by Ron Unz that described itself as an “alternative media selection”.[1]

VDARE.com has been associated with white supremacy,[2][3] white nationalism,[4][5][6] and the alt-right.[7][8][9] Sailer’s writing for VDARE has described black people as inherently lacking judgment,[10] and claimed that Jews control the media to demoralize and divide other groups.[11]

His writing for both VDARE and Unz Review have endorsed eugenics and scientific racism.[12] Sailer has been credited with coining the term “human biodiversity” in the 1990s, with the term later becoming popular among the alt-right as a euphemism for scientific racism.[13][14][15]


From a Sailer article on UNZ Review:

White Flight After the Greater Migration
The growth of black gang violence in far-off Australia raises an interesting question that I can barely find discussed anywhere online: white flight in other countries. The Great Migration of 6 or 7 million African-Americans from the South to Northern cities in the 1940s-1970s contributed heavily to white flight to the suburbs. With sub-Saharan Africa forecast to quadruple in population to 4 billion over the rest of the century, first world countries need to be thinking seriously about what would be the impact of a Greater Migration of blacks out of Africa of one or two orders of magnitude greater than the Great Migration that caused so much havoc in 20th Century urban America.  So what do other countries think about this prospect? I can’t find much in English on the topic of white flight in Europe.

I suspect that lots of European elites think that It Can’t Happen Here because:

– They don’t really grasp that it ever happened in America. After all, it’s not a subject for respectable discourse in the American press.

– Unlike us, white Americans are racist, so they deserved whatever it was that happened to them.

– We’ll send the migrants to the boring suburbs instead, and keep the lovely downtowns for ourselves.

– We have gun control, so how bad can things get?


  1. The Militant has been pro-Trump since 2016, so this is not exactly a surprising development; after all, their demographic (bitter old white people) is essentially the same as FOX News. On the other hand, given the writing quality of this article (“getting places in gaggles”?), it’s also possible that the author just Googled an expert-sounding quote without investigating who the so-called expert was. After all, the Militant has mostly been on autopilot for the past several decades. I seem to recall an article in the late ’90s that claimed that the goal of NATO intervention in the Balkans was to “encircle the worker’s state in Russia.” I don’t think the SWP ever seriously upheld Yeltsin’s Russia as a worker’s state, so I suspect the editorial staff just didn’t care what kind of crap was going into the paper anymore. That was 20+ years ago, and I don’t think it’s gotten any better. (Although they put a very nice photo of me and my family on the front page in 2013 or so because we bought a couple of books from them at an immigration march).

    Comment by Dave Palmer — February 17, 2019 @ 3:22 pm

  2. FYI, I’m the one in the hat; my wife and kids are the ones in the Salvadoran soccer jerseys: http://www.themilitant.com/2013/7738/773804.html

    Comment by Dave Palmer — February 17, 2019 @ 3:28 pm

  3. Subhuman filth. NB–This is the kind of company the Grayzone boys are keeping these days.

    Comment by Farans Kalosar — February 17, 2019 @ 4:11 pm

  4. I’m surprised you didn’t take note of this article in the same issue, which if anything is even worse:

    “…President Donald Trump scored gains against his opponents in both the Democratic and Republican parties with his Feb. 5 State of the Union address, touting the successes of his administration in both foreign and economic policy. In particular he aimed to skewer the Democrat’s new, more prominent ‘socialist’ wing….”

    “…He was pointing to Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who seek to build the Democratic Party through a program of top-down regulations and vastly expanded state bureaucracy to impose on working people measures that are ‘good for them,’ whether they like it or not. Most workers agree with Trump that this would be a disaster. They want to get government off their backs, not make it bigger and stronger.

    “A good example of the type of policies they are pushing is the ‘Green New Deal’ they recently announced. Motivated in the name of fixing the environment, this ‘deal’ would be a disaster for working people, much like French President Emmanuel Macron’s anti-working-class moves to jack up gas prices that led to the ongoing popular yellow vest protests.

    “The schema seeks to end all use of fossil fuels — and nuclear power — in 10 years, including the abolition of all air travel. People in the semicolonial world would be condemned to stagnation in the name of better conditions for the already developed. The measure even includes steps to eliminate cow farting, perhaps by eliminating cows….”


    Comment by John B. — February 17, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

  5. From a friend:

    “Trump is attacking socialists like AOC who, like other liberals and leftists, supports big government programs and more regulations. In fact, an early draft of the SOTU denounced AOC and DSA as “Kautskyites” and “Murderers of Luxemburg and Liebknecht.” Trump agreed to drop this part after it became clear he couldn’t pronounce any of the names. He also kept getting Luxemburg confused with the country of Luxembourg, commenting at one point that “Luxembourg wouldn’t have been murdered if they had thought to build a wall.”

    “Rumor has it that members of the SWP were able to meet with him recently. They attempted to sell him some of the Marxist classics, but they had to decide which ones they still agree with. And besides, he seemed most interested in purchasing “The Clinton’s Anti-Working Class Record” and “Are They Rich Because They’re Smart,” which he thought was a joke book. (And he may have been right). He did also buy a copy of “Cuba for Beginners” by Rius because of the cool pictures.

    “The truth is that Trump’s denunciation of socialism, because he is reacting to the fake “socialism” of AOC/DSA, is actually on the verge of embracing real socialism. It’s all very dialectical, which is why only the few who grasp the essence of dialectics can understand it.”

    Comment by John B. — February 18, 2019 @ 8:15 pm

  6. It will be (morbidly) interesting to see what the SWP says about Venezuela. On one hand, they seem to have decided sometime last year that Chavez and Maduro were never any good, and the Bolivarian Revolution was a “betrayal of the ideals of the Cuban Revolution” all along, even though Fidel Castro didn’t think so. They are also madly in love with Trump, and seem to especially love his denunciations of socialism. On the other hand, they’ve been saying “Hands Off Venezuela” for most of the past two decades, and if there’s one thing they’re good at, it’s repeating slogans. Maybe they’ll just ignore Venezuela entirely and focus on the latest subscription drive.

    Comment by Dave Palmer — February 18, 2019 @ 11:52 pm

  7. There was a 500-strong protest against Trump’s visit to Florida International University and against US intervention in Venezuela. The SWP was nowhere to be seen. We’re speculating that this is not the result of incompetence or laziness, but a political decision. They seems to be shifting their focus from opposing US intervention to criticizing the Maduro government for supposedly “enabling” US intervention.

    Comment by John B. — February 20, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

  8. The ISO has also been pushing the “yes, U.S. intervention is bad, but it’s Maduro’s fault” line, but one of their readers called them out on in, and (much to their credit) they published the letter: https://socialistworker.org/2019/02/21/anti-imperialism-on-our-own-terms

    Comment by Dave Palmer — February 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

  9. Steve Sailer did not coin the term “Human Biodiversity” he, along with the rest of the far right, appropriated the term from Jonathan Marks. Marks is a left-liberal Bio-Anthropologist and opponent of sociobiology/evolutionary psychology/”race realism”..

    Comment by abyot408 — September 29, 2020 @ 12:05 am

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