Saturday, September 19, 2020

Like Romans Witnessing Christianity

Sam Harris discusses anti-racism with a sensible Black professor who says the current anti-racism movement is a new religion. He says that watching it is like the ancient Romans witnessing the birth of Christianity. He is writing a book on the subject.

They both think it is all foolishness that is doomed to fail. And it might be a distraction from the more important goal of removing Pres. Trump from office.

A Black Harvard law professor and a Jewish Russian-American law professor have written a USA Today op-ed on amending the US Constitution to let foreigners run our country:

Barring naturalized citizens from eligibility for the presidency is little different from discrimination based on race, ethnicity or gender. Such unchosen circumstances of birth say nothing about a person's competence or moral fitness for office. ...

The most obvious objection to letting immigrants ascend to the presidency is concern that they might be less loyal to the nation than native-born citizens. But there is no good reason to think that people who became Americans by choice are less likely to be loyal than those who did so merely by accident of birth.

Yes, I think that immigrants are less likely to be loyal.

Just look at this NY Times op-ed:

I’m a Muslim and Arab American. Will I Ever Be an Equal Citizen?

Nearly 30 years after arriving from Morocco, after building a life and family here, I still hear: “Go back home!”

She was going to return to Morocco, but she married an American and stayed.

A poll says 75% of the public opposes such a change. There are at least 200 million eligible Americans. That ought to be enough.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Taking university confession seriously

I mentioned that Princeton University has admitted to be racist, and now the feds have noticed.

The Wash. Examiner reports:

The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president's declaration that racism was "embedded" in the institution.

President Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that "racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton" and that "racist assumptions" are "embedded in structures of the University itself."

According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Eisgruber's letter branding the 274-year-old university racist came after a summer of unrest rife with race riots and an open letter from hundreds of Princeton faculty members who wrote, "Anti-Black racism has a visible bearing upon Princeton’s campus makeup." The admission was followed by dozens of "anti-racist" policy change demands. Among them were calls for select faculty race quotas and to "reconsider" the use of standardized testing for admissions.

Maybe Princeton administrators thought that they were just virtue signaling, and that no one would take their statement seriously.

But taken literally, Princeton was admitted to past racism in violation of federal law, and promising to balance that with future racism, also in violation of federal law. If so, then Princeton is defrauding the federal government out of about $100 million.

Update: Princetone posted:

The University will respond to the Department of Education’s letter in due course. It is unfortunate that the Department appears to believe that grappling honestly with the nation’s history and the current effects of systemic racism runs afoul of existing law.
No, Princeton U. is not "grappling honestly". It is just finding excuses for anti-White racism and defrauding taxpayers.

Update: Princeton has admitted to discrimination:

The bonus for African-American applicants is roughly equivalent to an extra 230 SAT points (on a 1600-point scale), to 185 points for Hispanics, 200 points for athletes, and 160 points for children of alumni. The Asian disadvantage is comparable to a loss of 50 SAT points.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Appalling ignorance of Jewish beliefs

USA Today reports:
Almost two-thirds of millennials and Gen Zers don't know that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and almost half can't name a single concentration camp, an alarming new survey on Holocaust knowledge has found.

The survey demonstrated wide gaps in younger American's knowledge of the genocide while also showing a concerning 15% of millennials and Gen Zers thought holding neo-Nazi views was acceptable.

"How much of that is based on genuine understanding of neo-Nazis principles and how much is based on ignorance is hard to tell. Either of them is very disturbing," said Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which commissioned the survey. ...

In New York, for example, which ranked among the bottom 10 states in an analysis of Holocaust knowledge, nearly 20% of millennials and Gen Zers incorrectly believe that Jews caused the Holocaust.

That sort of denial and distortion around the causes of the Holocaust "is a form of anti-Semitism," said Gretchen Skidmore, the director of education initiatives for the Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. ...

Jews and other groups were targeted by the Nazis and their allies on beliefs of perceived racial inferiority.

For more details, see the Guardian and Pew polls.

These surveys are meaningless without some controls, such as asking Americans to find Canada on a map or asking Jews to name some miracles that Jesus Christ performed.

It is odd that the most Jewish state, New York, would score so poorly.

I don't know how anyone would know how many Jews were killed in the Jewish Holocaust, as most European countries have laws against historical treatments that deviate from accepted stories.

The article spreads more misinformation. It is not really true that Jews were targeted for being inferior. That is just Jewish propaganda. You can find out the truth by reading the Wikipedia articles on Jewish Bolshevism and Mein Kampf. I don't want to say it here, because I don't want my blog banned in Europe.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

California needs bigger fires, not climate hysteria

The NY Times continues to attack Pres. Trump for being anti-Trump, just because he doesn't go along with their leftist agenda:
As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’ ...

“If we have four more years of Trump’s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires?” Mr. Biden asked. ...

But Wade Crowfoot, California’s secretary for natural resources, pressed Mr. Trump more bluntly. “If we ignore that science and sort of put our head in the sand and think it’s all about vegetation management, we’re not going to succeed together protecting Californians,” he told the president.

This time, Mr. Trump rejected the premise. “It’ll start getting cooler,” he insisted. “You just watch.”

“I wish science agreed with you,” Mr. Crowfoot replied.

“Well, I don’t think science knows, actually,” Mr. Trump retorted, maintaining a tense grin.

Actually, before industrialization and global warming, California had forest fires ten times as big as the worst fires of today. See this:
Academics believe that between 4.4 million and 11.8 million acres burned each year in prehistoric California. Between 1982 and 1998, California’s agency land managers burned, on average, about 30,000 acres a year. Between 1999 and 2017, that number dropped to an annual 13,000 acres. The state passed a few new laws in 2018 designed to facilitate more intentional burning. But few are optimistic this, alone, will lead to significant change. We live with a deathly backlog. In February 2020, Nature Sustainability published this terrifying conclusion: California would need to burn 20 million acres — an area about the size of Maine — to restabilize in terms of fire.

…When I reached Malcolm North, a research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service who is based in Mammoth, California, and asked if there was any meaningful scientific dissent to the idea that we need to do more controlled burning, he said, “None that I know of.”

I have pointed out that all of Trump's critics show low intelligence, and this is a good example. Another is how they all cite Bob Woodward's new book.

Bob Woodward has a long record of dishonest journalism, and even sounds as if he is mentally retarded. In interviews, he doesn't even make any sense.

Trump's reported interview comments for the book very closely match his public statement. The anti-Trump pundits keeps trying to tell us that there is some contradiction, but they are never able to show us just what the contradiction is. Fauci and the other experts adamantly insist that Trump was conveying the best medical wisdom at all times, and the experts were saying the same things publicly as well.

I am not sure whether Woodward really is mentally retarded, but I don't think it matters. The anti-Trump pundits are presenting falsehoods to voters, and the voters can readily verify that they are false.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Kaepernick was a loser

I get tired of hearing how Colin Kaepernick was blackballed because he is Black. First, he is not Black. His mother was White, and he was adopted by a White couple. Second, he was the worst quarterback in the NFL. In his last season, 2016, his record was 1-10 for the SF 49ers. He then opted out of his contract, and became a free agent. That 49er team won the NFC championship in 2019, and played in the Super Bowl. So he had a terrible record for what was really an excellent team. And he quit. Then he got rich with a far Nike contract, but Nike apparently makes him keep his mouth. When he explains why he refused to stand for the American flag, he says it is to promote Black men killing White cops. He is revolting.

Now the pro leagues have gone crazy with "Black Lives Matter" signs, shown to empty seats. The NFL even has an approved list of Black heros whose names can decorate helmets. Names like George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Emmet Till. In other words, they are glorifying criminal behavior and resisting arrest.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Sullivan in line to get canceled again

I mentioned that Andrew Sullivan got canceled for a 25-year-old review of a book saying that some people are smarter than others. Not that he is on his own, he has defended himself, and doubled-down with

another review of such a book:

The very American cult of education is supposed to end this injustice — except that it doesn’t, because it can’t, and its brutal logic actually exposes and entrenches the least defensible inequality of all, the inequality of nature.

This genetic reality — in fact, the very idea of nature existing at all — is currently a taboo topic on the left. In the most ludicrously untrue and yet suffocatingly omnipresent orthodoxy of our time, critical theory leftists insist that everything on earth is entirely socially constructed, that all inequality is a function of “oppressive systems”, and that human nature itself is what John Locke called a “white paper, void of all characters” — the famous blank slate. Freddie begs to differ: “Human behavioral traits, such as IQ, are profoundly shaped by genetic parentage, and this genetic influence plays a larger role in determining human outcomes than the family and home environment.”

People are not just born unequally and unfairly into class, and culture, and place, they are inherently unequal in various ways in their very nature: “not everyone has the same ability to do calculus; not everyone has the same grasp of grammar and mechanics … we can continue to beat our heads against the wall, trying to force an equality that just won’t come. Or we can face facts and start to grapple with a world where everyone simply can’t be made equal.” ...

In fact, mass education appears to have increased the gulf between rich and poor. As Freddie notes, “education is not a weapon against inequality; it is an engine of inequality.”  ...

So why is the difference between these “racial” groups so great and seemingly stable, even if there is more variability within any such group than between any? Freddie notes that “if the average white student sits at 50 percent of all students at a given academic task, the average black student lies somewhere between 15 and 30 percent,” which is not a minor difference. DeBoer doesn’t explain it as a factor of class — he notes the IQ racial gap persists even when removing socio-economic status from the equation. Nor does he ascribe it to differences in family structure — because parenting is not that important.

There are genetic explanations, as well as some possible non-genetic factors.

None of this is particular controversial among serious scholars. Most refuse to say it out of fear of getting canceled, but the denials are silly.

Sullivan has said many more controversial things. He was a big promoter of the Iraq War and same-sex marriage.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Whites demoted to being non-POCs

It appears that universities have gotten interested in Whites-only meetings.

The London Daily Mail reports, based on an AP story:

University apologizes after setting up segregated online 'cafes' - one for white people and other for people of color - in a 'bid to promote discussions about race and diversity'

The University of Michigan-Dearborn created segregated online 'cafes', with one for white people and the other for black, indigenous and people of color The initiative was meant to promote discussions about race and diversity, and help students 'process current events' Critics labeled the initiative as divisive and argued that safe spaces were typically created for marginalized groups UM-Dearborn apologized in a statement and said the events were not meant to be exclusionary for individuals of a certain race

The University of Michigan-Dearborn issued an apology Wednesday for creating segregated online student 'cafes,' one for white people and another for people of color, that it says were intended to promote discussions about race and diversity.

A statement by the university near Detroit came after two virtual 'cafe' events were held Tuesday, with one advertised as a 'non-POC Cafe' for non-people of color to 'gather and discuss their experience as students on campus and as non-POC in the world.'

The other, dubbed 'BIOPIC Cafe' was for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and described as a space for 'marginalized racial/ethnic/cultural communities to gather and to relate with one another to discuss their experience as students on campus' and in the world.

The use of language here is curious. While the AP and NY Times have demoted White people into being lower-case whites (and the Wash. Post uses both cases), Michigan is further demoting them to being non-POCs, and sending them to the back of the bus with the zoom meetings.

Soon I expect liberal Whites to be identifying themselves as non-POCs, because the word White suggests White supremacy, and they want to signal their inferior status.

I wonder if the term non-POC is designed to an insult derived from NPC, a gamer term for a non-player character. Wikipedia defines it as "an Internet meme that represents people who do not think for themselves or do not make their own decisions". At one point, Twitter banned accounts using NPC memes to mock White liberal slogans.

Manplaining is as venerable as the Patriarchy

A NY Times op-ed
complains:
Yes, we’re talking about mansplaining.

The portmanteau describes the act of a man’s unsolicited explaining, generally to a woman, something he thinks he knows more about than she does — occasionally at anesthetizing length — whether he knows anything or not. ...

Kate Manne, an associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University, explores the issue in a chapter of her new book, “Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women.” On a recent call from her home in upstate New York, where she lives with her husband, their 8-month-old and a corgi, she unpacked the problem.

How did we arrive at the idea that men are the authorities of knowledge?

Mansplaining may be recently named, but it’s most likely a phenomenon as old as time. Inherent in patriarchy is men’s entitlement to all valuable human goods: things like love, care, adoration, sex, power — and knowledge. When it comes to knowledge, especially of a prestigious sort, the idea that men have a prior claim to it is as venerable as the patriarchy itself. Sometimes it’s connected to the idea that women are incapable of being authority figures. In “Politics,” for example, Aristotle wrote: “The slave is wholly lacking the deliberative element; the female has it but it lacks authority.”

Think about all the coherent explanations that you have gotten in your life, whether from teachers, textbooks, colleagues, friends, or whatever. How many were from men? 90%? 99%? Men have been authorities of knowledge since the beginning of civilization.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Orthodox Jews see SPLC as a Hate Group

I have criticized Jewish organizations for their anti-Trump and anti-American activities, but the Orthodox Jews do not necessarily speak with that same one voice that the non-orthodox Jews do, as shown by this:
Last week, a coalition of 100 Orthodox Jewish rabbis sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, warning that Amazon Smile relies on a deceptive and dangerous “hate map” to exclude mainstream conservative and Christian organizations from the company’s charity program. They insisted that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) actually makes America more dangerous for the Jewish community by downplaying the very real threat of radical Islamic organizations connected to terrorist groups. “We represent Jewish rabbinic leaders in synagogues, schools and rabbinical seminaries across the United States,” the rabbis with the Coalition of Jewish Values (CJV) wrote in a letter first published by Fox News. “We write to highlight the fact that the SPLC ‘hate map’ is uniquely detrimental and even dangerous to the Jewish community, and to urge you directly to terminate the association of your generous AmazonSmile charity-support program with the SPLC and its ‘hate map.'”

The rabbis condemned the SPLC’s list of “hate groups” as “unfair, unreasonable, and biased.” Indeed, the SPLC routinely brands mainstream conservative and Christian organizations “hate groups,” including them on a list with the Ku Klux Klan.

“While the SPLC is careful not to denigrate the Bible or other religious texts directly, it frequently vilifies groups based upon nothing more than their advocacy for biblically based beliefs about sexual and family ethics that were uncontroversial a generation or two ago,” they noted. “Notably, groups which falsely paint others as ‘homophobic,’ ‘transphobic,’ and ‘bigoted’ simply for retaining traditional beliefs are not categorized as hateful by the SPLC.”

The SPLC also overlooks “groups which ally with international terror organizations, openly glorify murder under the guise of ‘resistance,’ and frequently descend into clearly anti-Semitic expression,” the rabbis warned. “The SPLC specifically avoids identifying radical Islamic groups as the leading source of modern-day anti-Semitic violence.”

The SPLC is largely a Jewish controlled and funded hate organization that raises millions of dollars to accuse non-Jews of being anti-Semitic. I am glad to see the Orthodox Jews call it out for what it is.

Friday, September 11, 2020

None of the riots from white supremacists

The NY Times reports:
Top officials with the Department of Homeland Security directed agency analysts to downplay threats from violent white supremacy and Russian election interference, a Homeland Security official said in a whistle-blower complaint released on Wednesday.
The DHS should downplay those supposed threats, because they are hoaxes. This follows this Politico story:
White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security.

Two later draft versions of the same document — all of which were reviewed by POLITICO — describe the threat from white supremacists in slightly different language. But all three drafts describe the threat from white supremacists as the deadliest domestic terror threat facing the U.S., listed above the immediate danger from foreign terrorist groups.

Since the death of George Floyd, there have been 617 violent riots, and all of them were led by BLM, Antifa, and other leftist groups. None were started by White supremacists or right-wingers.

Of the foreign-influenced 2016 campaign expeditures, something like 0.01% was attributed to the Russians. It was trivial. It only gets mentioned as an excuse for Hillary Clinton losing.

I have never even heard about any crimes committed by White supremacists in the last 50 years. That is, under any reasonable definition. If you use the White Fragility definition of White supremacy, then all Whites are innately White supremacists, and all White crimes are then White supremacist crimes.

In any case, the rate of violent crimes by non-whites far exceeds that of Whites.

A recent paper says:

Most Republicans in a January 2020 survey agreed that “the traditional American way of life is disappearing so fast that we may have to use force to save it.” More than 40% agreed that “a time will come when patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands.” (In both cases, most of the rest said they were unsure; only one in four or five disagreed.) ...

The frailty of public commitment to democratic norms in the contemporary United States is illustrated ...

I think it is clear that democracy is not the highest principle for most people. The USA is a republic, not a democracy. If 51% of the people suddenly go mad and want race riots, then the other 49% may still want peace and prosperity.

Meanwhile, the press is blaming Pres. Trump for this, as reported by NBC News:

President Donald Trump told the journalist Bob Woodward that he does not believe that because of his privileged upbringing he has a responsibility to understand the "anger and pain" felt by Black Americans, according to a new book by Woodward. ... "Do you have any sense that that privilege has isolated and put you in a cave to a certain extent, as it put me and I think lots of white privileged people in a cave and that we have to work our way out of it to understand the anger and the pain, particularly, Black people feel in this country?" Woodward asked. "No," Trump responded. "You really drank the Kool-Aid, didn't you? Just listen to you. Wow. No, I don't feel that at all."
No, Trump did not say that he did not have a responsibility to understand anything. Woodward said that he feels that his white privilege has put him in a cave that he has to work his way out of. Trump is correct that Woodward was talking like a madman following crazy orders. Of course Trump doesn't feel as if he has to work his way out of a cave. No sane person does.
Woodward asked Trump whether he thinks there is "systemic or institutional racism in this country." "Well, I think there is everywhere," Trump said, according to an audio clip. "I think probably less here than most places. Or less here than many places." "OK. But is it here? In a way that it has an impact on peoples' lives?" Woodward asked. "I think it is. And it's unfortunate. But I think it is," Trump responded.
So Trump was nto denying that racism exists, although he is correct that there is less racism in the USA than most of the world. As usual, the press picks Trump quotes out of context to try to make him look bad, but when we see the full quote, Trump appears to be the last sane man left.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Americans are WEIRD, and proud of it

Alex Mackiel writes in Quillette:
The target of the weird label was Western people. More specifically, Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic, or WEIRD. 

WEIRD was not meant as a pejorative, but as an apt description of this group of psychologically peculiar people, who are distinct from the majority of humanity both now and throughout human history. 

Indeed, WEIRD individuals are psychologically peculiar in a number of ways. For instance, if asked the question, “Who are you?” WEIRD people are more likely to describe themselves in terms of their skills, occupation, achievements, and talents rather than by their relationships — they are “a doctor,” “hardworking,” or “a pianist” rather than “Alex’s son” or “Clara’s boyfriend.” Additionally, when judging others, they are typically more likely to assign responsibility to personal characteristics rather than external circumstances. For instance, they are likely to assume that the guy driving recklessly ahead of them on the highway is a complete idiot and terrible driver rather than a worried son rushing his father to the nearest emergency room. While WEIRD people are more individualistic, self-centered, impersonally prosocial, guilt-ridden, and analytical, many non-WEIRD people, from the Chinese to the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert, display opposite psychological trends. Non-WEIRD people tend to be more collectivistic, other-focused, more partial to their in-groups, shame-ridden, and holistic thinkers.
The central argument of Henrich and his collaborators is that there has been and continues to be an over-reliance on WEIRD samples in research.

That's right. The WEIRD folks are unlikely to describe themselves as normal White Christian Americans, which is what they really are.
They are also unlikely to realize how different the folks from the rest of the world are. Even when immigrants come to America and their kids grow up in American, they still usually retain these non-WEIRD differences.
Henrich takes this approach especially when he argues that the origins of WEIRD psychology began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the rise of the branch of Christianity that later evolved into the Roman Catholic Church, which he calls the “Western Church.” During the period between about 400 and 1200 CE, the Western Church began gradually dismantling intensive kin-based institutions such as clans, kindreds, and segmentary lineages, which were typical of most human societies then and throughout human history. With the disbanding of these institutions came the outlawing of norms associated with them such as polygamy and cousin marriage. The Western Church began promulgating a new set of prescriptions dealing with marriage, family, identity, and inheritance, which Henrich collectively refers to as the Marriage and Family Program (MFP). The MFP inadvertently encouraged the creation of associations such as guilds, universities, and confraternities, which bound people together based on shared interests, beliefs, and skills, rather than kinship ties.

Henrich argues that the rise of these more non-relational institutions in Europe created a novel environment to which these populations psychologically adapted. This cultural adaptation strongly influenced the psychology typical of WEIRD people today.
Right again. Everybody knows about the influence of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and about the European Rennaissance, Enlightenment, and Industrial Revolution. These things shaped Western Civilization as we know it. But perhaps just as important were the developments in Northwestern Europe from 400 to 1200 AD. They made the modern world possible.

Monday, September 07, 2020

How the news media troll us

I found this anonymous comment:
Scott, when you see derisive, gatekeeping posts from the left, please keep in mind that some percentage of them are Russian trolls. A lot of us forget that foreign propaganda is present on both sides of the political spectrum, seeking to stoke our hatred of each other, divide us, and generally set Americans at each other’s throats. No matter what you do or say, some percentage of online discourse will always tell you you’re evil because it’s not trying to have an honest intellectual exchange.
Many others have said similar things.

This is a good description of the NY Times, and other Jewish news media. At every opportunity, they stoke racial and other hatred, and do everything to divide us. The NY Times does with a dozen articles every single day.

I mentioned yesterday that 627 Jewish groups placed a full-page ad in the NY Times saying that all American Jews speak with one voice on certain social matters. The sponsor bragged that not one of them requested a single edit to the ad statement.

This is interesting because the short statement has several parts that are controversial among non-Jews. It (1) falsely claims George Floyd and others were murdered; (2) is anti-Trump without mentioning Trump's name; and (3) is openly pro-Communist. It babbles about communist Jews and falsely attacks the "pro-segregation organizations like the John Birch Society".

The JBS was anti-Communist, but not pro-segregation. Only Communist Jews says such silly stuff. If Jewish groups really just wanted to make an anti-racism statement, why bring up some decades-old phony arguments in favor of Communism?

I don't see any explanation, except that all these Jewish groups want to present a unified view that their attitude towards racial division is to follow the Communist playbook, and to stir up racial hatreds towards White Christians as much as possible.

I will be on the lookout for any Jewish groups who dissent from this plan.

Today, the NY Times has a silly article blaming Pres. Trump for identity politics. The Democrat Party is all identity politics all the time. Trump stands firmly against this use of identity politics to divide voters. As the article concedes, Trump is the one who issued an order for the federal govt to stop using racially divisive training seminars that demonize particular races. The Democrats, Jews, NY Times, and Communists are all in favor of such nonsense. (Actually, some Marxists are even against it.)

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Leftists try to block funds for boy

Wash. Times reports:
GoFundMe confirmed Thursday it removed fundraisers created on its site in support of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen arrested for murder following a deadly shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ...

A campaign for Mr. Rittenhouse created on rival crowdfunding site Fundly raised more than $50,000 within several hours Wednesday, meanwhile, but subsequently disappeared as well.

Here is his statement. He appears to be innocent.

The bias against the teen is not just at funding sites. All of the mainstream media is naming him, even tho they do not usually name a 17-year-old boy. There is a leftist war on American society.

Meanwhile, there is a GoFundMe page for Joseph Rosenbaum. See this article for what a horrible person he was. This says that he was from a non-practicing Jewish family, although it doesn't explain why he would attend a BLM rally and shout anti-Black racial slurs.

I am not sure what the point is in saying that Rosenbaum was from a non-praciticing Jewish family. The NY Times, CNN, and much of the news media is run by non-practicing Jews. The orthodox Jews don't go around rioting and trying to destabilize civilization, as far as I know. George Soros is a non-practicing Jew.

The Times of Israel reports:

Over 600 Jewish organizations, representing the majority of American Jews, signed a letter in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that was published in a full-page New York Times ad on Friday. ... The 627 groups that signed the letter included the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist denominational movements, which make up 35 percent, 18% and 1% of American Jewry, respectively, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study.

The list also includes several Orthodox groups such as the Uri L’Tzedek social justice organization and Yaffed, an advocacy group that seeks to improve secular education in Hasidic schools. The 627 groups that signed the letter included the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist denominational movements, which make up 35 percent, 18% and 1% of American Jewry, respectively, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study.

The list also includes several Orthodox groups such as the Uri L’Tzedek social justice organization and Yaffed, an advocacy group that seeks to improve secular education in Hasidic schools.

I guess some orthodox groups did not sign. The point of the ad is to say that Jews "speak with one voice" on matters such as claiming that the police murdered George Floyd, and accusing non-Jewish Whites of systemic racism.
A group of Jewish activists penned the letter and first posted it on the publishing platform Medium on June 25, against the backdrop of nationwide protests that erupted following the police killing of George Floyd in late May.

It garnered the backing of over 400 organizations within its first 48 hours, according to Audrey Sasson, the executive director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.

“We were starting to see the far-right concoct conspiracy theories that Black Lives Matter was being manipulated by Globalists and Marxists in an anti-Semitic attempt to undermine the Black-led movement,” Sasson said. “This brought an opportunity to unequivocally state as a large swath of Jewish community organizations that we stand behind Black Lives Matter and that any attempt to divide that movement will not land.”

Okay, it is anti-Semitic to say that BLM is being manipulated by Globalist and Marxist Jews, because it is actually being manipulated by a large swath of Jewish groups.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Nixon-Kissinger on East Indians

The NY Times has published a bizarre conspiracy theory that the USA did not declare war against India in 1971 because the personal prejudices of Pres. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger:
“Undoubtedly the most unattractive women in the world are the Indian women,” said Mr. Nixon. “Undoubtedly,” he repeated, with a venomous tone.

He continued, “The most sexless, nothing, these people. I mean, people say, what about the Black Africans? Well, you can see something, the vitality there, I mean they have a little animallike charm, but God, those Indians, ack, pathetic. Uch.” ...

“They turn me off. They are repulsive and it’s just easy to be tough with them.” ... “I don’t know how they reproduce!” ...

In reply, Mr. Kissinger sweepingly explained: “They are superb flatterers, Mr. President. They are masters at flattery. They are masters at subtle flattery. That’s how they survived 600 years. They suck up — their great skill is to suck up to people in key positions.” ...

“I tell you, the Pakistanis are fine people, but they are primitive in their mental structure.” He added, “They just don’t have the subtlety of the Indians.”
No, we were fighting a Vietnam War, and we were not going to war in India and Pakistan over matters that could never be resolved. Islam and Hindu are incompatible religions. Islam teaches jihad against infidels.

The article doesn't say anything about whether the judgments about Indians and Pakistanis were correct.

Friday, September 04, 2020

The Election IQ Gap

Republican voters have had higher average IQs and education levels than Democrat voters for decades. Democrats get the support of the super-rich and the poor, and there are a lot more poor voters.

This year, we see something different. It used to be easy to find intellectuals on both sides giving coherent policy reasons for their vote. Now I cannot find any intellectual coherent support for Biden-Harris at all.

Sure, there are well educated pundits who strongly favor ousting Pres. Trump. But they all say crazy stupid things.

Examples: They say that the videos prove system racist caused the murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake. They attribute quotes to Trump that can be disproved with about 30 seconds of googling. They blame Trump for 200k COVID-19 deaths while they never suggest how he could do any better. They engage in childish name-calling and hyperbolic accusations.

I posted yesterday from the Princeton University president, and his comments are just embarrassingly stupid. This is in spite of the fact that his letter was review by 20 Ivy League PhDs before releasing it.

Most of these people cannot really be that stupid. So they are just lying to us, assuming that most readers will be too stupid to notice. Or too intimidated to object. Or too ideologically driven, I am not sure.

I see 81 American Nobel prize winners endorse Biden. No substantive reason is given. If they are really so smart, couldn't they think of a reason better than "willingness to listen to experts"?

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Princeton become Hate-Whitey-U

Princeton University announces:
President Christopher L. Eisgruber has written to the University community to outline the next steps the University administration will take to address systemic racism at Princeton and beyond ... 
My Cabinet colleagues and I began our work early in the summer as people throughout America and around the world protested the cruel and unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks. 
As the Cabinet gathered last week to discuss preliminary recommendations, the nation reeled once more after a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back. This outrageous and awful violence has revealed yet again, and with searing intensity, the long, painful, and ongoing existence of anti-Black racism in America. Racial justice demands the scholarly and practical attention of this University.
If he really meant that, then he would commission a scholarly examination of how Floyd, Blake, and the others died. No, he does not do that. He is being thoroughly dishonest.

He is taking the side of violent criminals who tried to kill cops.
Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself. For example, Princeton inherits from earlier generations at least nine departments and programs organized around European languages and culture, but only a single, relatively small program in African studies.
That would be a about right, if African languages and culture were 1/9 as significant as European. A more accurate figure is about 0.00001%. Hardly anything important has ever come out of Africa. Ancient Egypt accomplished a lot, but I am pretty sure that Princeton's program in African studies is about Black Africa, and not ancient Egypt.
To that end, we will undertake enhanced efforts to expand diversity of the faculty pipeline, and aspire to increase by 50 percent the number of tenured or tenure-track faculty members from underrepresented groups over the next five years.
The Princeton math faculty is already 85% foreigners. Hiring underrepresented groups would be hiring American Whites. But of course they will not be doing that.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Andrew Sullivan canceled for giving two sides of IQ

A lot of people thought that New York magazine fired Andrew Sullivan after killing a politically incorrect article he wrote on Georpe Floyd. But no, the NY Times explains, it wasn't that at all. He was canceled for some article written by someone else for some other magazine 26 years ago:
I’m Still Reading Andrew Sullivan. But I Can’t Defend Him.

He’s one of the most influential journalists of the last three decades, but he’s shadowed by a 1994 magazine cover story that claimed to show a link between race and I.Q. ...

The flap reminded his colleagues and critics of Mr. Sullivan’s original sin, his decision to put on the cover of the Oct. 31, 1994, New Republic a package titled “Race and I.Q.” The package led with an excerpt from the book “The Bell Curve” by the political scientist Charles Murray and psychologist Richard Herrnstein. They claimed that I.Q. test results are in large part hereditary and reveal differences among races;

Sullivan was the editor, and he also published about about dozen essays trashing the book.

The book was a hot issue of the day, Sullivan probably thought that he was doing a public service by providing multiple views. It is not clear whether he has any personal opinion on the subject.

I guess the problem with presenting both sides is that the evidence for one side is overwhelming. Regarding the above claims, all the studies show that IQ is heritable, and that IQ tests show racial differences. The above claims are literally true.

By showing racial differences, I mean that IQ scores vary among different races. There is some debate about whether those IQ test differences are due to inherited differences between the races. That would not necessarily follow from the above Murray-Herrnstein claims. That is, maybe IQ is heritable among Whites, and heritable among Blacks, but Blacks score lower on IQ tests because they attend worse schools. I am sure other explanations have been given also.

The point is that allowing a wide-ranging discussion of this issue is no longer permitted. You cannot publish data and evidence on the issue. If you try, the cancel culture mob will still be coming after you with pitchforks 26 years later.

A young person today would have a hard time finding the truth on this subject. He might wonder why no one wants to talk about. Probably no one will even tell him why the subject is forbidden.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

What is wrong with young white women

The Daily Stormer is the most politically censored site on the internet, as people are offended by funny rants such as this:
We now have in the West an entire class of childless women who are past the age of attractiveness or healthy childbearing who spend their lives attacking white men, all of whom they view as stand-ins for their fathers. You see, little children view their father as a godlike entity. For boys, this goes away sometime around puberty, and as you age, any anger you have toward your father for not living up to his role as a godlike deity dissipates as you start to be able to grasp what he was going through, and say, “yeah, he was dealing with some shit for sure, I can feel that.” Female humans never really grow into adults, they just grow tits. They are also completely self-centered and believe the universe revolves around them. So the woman never passes the exits of development wherein she views her father as the prime deity of her universe. Thus, it is her father’s fault that she is so unhappy. And that is the primary characteristic of these women, aside from viciousness: deep, bitter, angry unhappiness. Because every white man is her father, they all deserve to suffer, to be humiliated, to be crushed. After all, a real god would have made her happy.

These childless women are the absolute epitome of “worthless human beings,” in that the purpose of a woman is to produce children and everything else that they do was simply tolerated throughout history because they had that ability.

The language is a little offensive, but there is some wisdom in the essay. Too bad the site is not more widely available.

The site posted a followup.

Fred Reed also has an offensive rant: The deadliest question is how to accommodate blacks. One mustn’t say what everyone knows, that blacks are the least educable, least productive, most criminal, most violent, most dependent, and least assimilable of the population. If anything can be done about any of these, it won’t be, because no one is permitted to name the problem. No one is in charge.

As whites lose economic ground they will be less willing to pay for welfare, food stamps, free housing, and other charity. When a pie shrinks, someone will get less pie and, if the pie shrinks a great deal, some will get almost no pie. Meanwhile, gun sales are way up. uote>Hoo-boy. She’s ready to explode, go high order. Smoking ruins, dead bodies, seething hatreds, and a country that can’t be put back together. It may not happen, but she looks ready.

No one is in charge in this collapsing shell game of a country. ...

There is no leadership, no one in charge. In Trump we have perhaps the weakest President in history, mouthy, preening, ineffectual, much talk and no action. He did nothing while the rioters looted, burned, and vandalized, then disengaged himself from the pandemic, leaving decisions to the states. Much cawing and gaudy feathers, but no bird inside.

Congress does nothing, one parry neutering the other and all bought and paid for by special interests, by Wall Street and the arms makers and the big corporations. Local governments submit to the rioters or stand aside as the burning goes on. This is not society. It is chaos. ...

The media encourage the rioters, inflame passions either deliberately or through partisanship. ...

The deadliest question is how to accommodate blacks. One mustn’t say what everyone knows, that blacks are the least educable, least productive, most criminal, most violent, most dependent, and least assimilable of the population. If anything can be done about any of these, it won’t be, because no one is permitted to name the problem. No one is in charge.

As whites lose economic ground they will be less willing to pay for welfare, food stamps, free housing, and other charity. When a pie shrinks, someone will get less pie and, if the pie shrinks a great deal, some will get almost no pie. Meanwhile, gun sales are way up. ...

Here we come to the joys of diversity. Cultures can be too different to live together. Whites and blacks have almost no common ground, little common history. Whites trace their history back to well before the ancient Greeks, through Rome, the Renaissance, Europe. Blacks had no part in this and, it seems, have no interest in it. Aristotle? Thomas Jefferson? Einstein? Madame Butterfly? Galois? FORTRAN? These might all have come from some remote galactic civilization.

There is no agreement, anywhere, at any level, over anything. ...

Nothing holds the country together. There is no social glue, no dominant culture. We have no shared history, language, dialect, ethnicity, or religion. Diversity turns the country into rubble.

Diversity? It is the end of America. The country once was overwhelmingly white, European, Anglophone, and Christian. It worked, as approximate monocultures usually do. No longer. The North hates—the word is not too strong—the South and seeks to erase its culture and uniqueness. The Bible Belt is intensely Christian while the northern elites, heavily Jewish, seek to suppress Christianity. The coastal elites hold the central deplorables in contempt. Blacks hate whites. Feminists hate men. I just do not see any likely scenario in which the current issues will get resolved peacefully.