Sunday, January 31, 2021

Antiracism is a religion

Black professor John McWhorter writes about antiracism:
My main aims will be:

to argue that this new ideology is actually a religion in all but name;
to argue that to understand it as a religion is to see coherence in what may seem like a welter of “crazy” or overblown behaviors;
to explore why this religion is so attractive to so many people;
to show that this religion is actively harmful to black people despite being intended as unprecedentedly “antiracist”;
to show that a pragmatic, effective, liberal and even Democratic-friendly agenda for rescuing black America need not be founded on the tenets of this new religion;
to suggest ways to lessen the grip of this new religion on our public culture.

I hope my observations will serve as one of many contributions to our debate over what constitutes “social justice.”

And this:
Modern “antiracism” is neither a philosophy nor a political program: it is a religious creed, complete with priests, Original Sin, heresy, evangelism, and millenialism (although it hasn’t quite gotten to forgiveness yet).
Another Black scholar writes:
I had yet to properly process just how much the death of George Floyd had changed America. When America exploded after the terrible video of Floyd’s last moments emerged, a collective guilt raged through our land. Millions of Americans, many of whom had never thought very much about race, were suddenly demanding justice and scrambling for any kind of moral absolution they could find. Corporations noticed this violent shift in public consciousness and threw themselves behind the movement for racial justice, eager to reassure their customers that if “silence is violence” then they would be happy to declare their allegiance to the cause. ...

The progressive narrative of race derives its authority from academic theories which hold that we live in a nation designed by white people who thrived by excluding other races from power. This version of history has accumulated tremendous power and influence in recent years. ...

What gives these theorists their enormous reservoir of moral power is the quasi-Marxist belief that the United States can be neatly divided into two discrete categories: racists and antiracists. In a white world plagued by inequality, it is the antiracist’s duty to proactively fight these injustices, even if that means employing racial discrimination to achieve racial equity. And since there is no greater sin than that of racism, moral power lies with the antiracist.

This is refreshing to read, as the current progressive line on systemic racism and antiracism is all a big hoax.

I have read all the stuff about Trayvon Martin, Ferguson Missouri, George Floyd, and all the other big cases in the news. I have read dozens of essays by American Blacks with anecdotes how they have been mistreated because of their skin color.

And yet I have yet to see a single example of someone mistreated for being Black.

Yes, some say that store clerks were rude to them, or cops stopped them unnecessarily, or bureaucrats seemed to make things difficult for them. But all these things have happened to me, and I can tell more egregious stories. And that is just me. I have no doubt that other White Americans have more seemingly-outragious stories.

The more I hear these stupid stories, the more it convinces me that systemic racism is all a big hoax.

As I write this, I am watching a stupid new movie I'm Your Woman. The title character is a White woman married to a Black man. It is set in the 1970s, so of course they have a run-in with a racist cop who is unnecessarily suspicious of the Black man, and tries to protect the White woman.

Except that he is not racist enough, as he should have followed thru on his suspicions. The White woman is holding a White baby at the same time she tells the cop that the very dark-skinned Black man is her husband. He should have figured that she was lying, because he was obviously not the father. The baby was stolen. The cop should have arrested both of them, and turned the baby over to social services for a legitimate adoption.

Sometimes I think these interracial sex movies are made to legitimate White women being deflowered by Black men. White girls are supposed to watch them and think that it is perfectly normal to date Black men. But this movie portrays it as a disaster. The Black man is a no-good criminal who treats her poorly. The White woman is mixed-up, but might have had a less miserable and criminal life if she had married a decent man.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Psychotherapy does not work

If psychotherapy worked, then there ought to be experiments demonstrating its effectiveness.

This Freakononomics podcast considers the issue from an economist view. If something has a benefit, then economists want to put a dollar value on the benefit.

They cite this study, showing the benefit to be zero.

The psychologist guest insists that there are many other studies showing benefits to talk therapy, and especially cognitive-behavioral therapy. She said there were meta-studies summarizing the studies, and meta-meta-studies, also showing benefit. She claimed to have benefited from being treated herself.

I guess I can believe that if psychologists are doing studies to justify what they do, then they are able arrange it so that there appears to be a benefit. But I suspect that they are doing much more harm than good.

Update: The Atlanta newspaper reports:

Atlanta attorney L. Lin Wood, one of the most prominent purveyors of conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 presidential election, is in danger of losing his ability to practice law in Georgia.

The State Bar of Georgia acknowledged Friday it is investigating two complaints against Wood and has ordered him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Wood recently called for the execution of former Vice President Mike Pence and accused other officials, including U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, of conspiring to cheat former President Donald Trump out of a second term, among other alleged transgressions.

But in an interview, Wood said he would refuse the State Bar’s order — a stance that could result in the emergency suspension of his law license.

Wood has said some nutty things on Twitter, but he has also won some big cases for his clients.

Ordering this evaluation is obviously political, and the psychiatric profession has no objective way of resolving an issue like this. He has a right to post rants on Twitter. The Bar Association has no business trying to regulate anything but his court-related conduct.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Evolutionary explanation for female beauty

One of the mysteries of modern science is why women of northern European descent are the most beautiful in the world. One theory is that it is a leftover consequence of the last ice age.

Anthropologist Peter Frost writes:

The exposed white of the eye is larger in men than in women among Europeans but not in other human groups. This sexual dimorphism is due to the white of the eye being more horizontally exposed in men, with the result that female eyes look rounder. In addition, eye fissures are narrower and less rectangular in women (Danel et al. 2018; Danel et al. 2020).

This is analogous to what we see with eye color and hair color. ...

Were men selecting women through a process of sexual selection? That has been my explanation: in northern Eurasia until the end of the last ice age, women outnumbered men and had to compete for them, as a result of high male mortality and the high cost of polygyny. There was thus strong selection for women with an eye-catching appearance, and this selection ultimately changed the appearance of both sexes. The new phenotype eventually died out in northern Asia but survived in parts of Europe, which had a larger and more continuous human presence. It then spread throughout the rest of Europe almost at the dawn of history (Frost 2006; Frost 2014; Frost et al. 2017).

I don't know whether he is right or not, but has an impressive amount of evidence in support. He mentions that there are naysayers, but I don't know of a viable competing theory.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Sex Dichotomy explains Election

From a banned site:
Men tend to prize independence, whereas women prefer collectivism and central authority. This is because every man is a leader, to some extent, in that he leads his own family. So even when a man is a part of a hierarchy, where he is on the lower rank of it, he still values independence, naturally. A man who is a leader of other men recognizes that they are all leaders in their own homes, and he respects that, and speaks to the lower members of his hierarchy in the same tone of voice, and using the same words, as he speaks to the higher members. A man understands a man being in authority over him, because he is an authority in his household, and so a lower member of a hierarchy respects the decisions of the higher members as he hopes his wife and children will respect his own decisions.

Women, on the other hand, are not naturally leaders, so when they get together in a group, they do things by consensus opinion. They are also cruel and vindictive with other women, and do not value responsibility and fairness or clearly thought-through arguments. Everything is about their feelings. Instead of nodding and getting down to business, women continually give each other false compliments, and talk in circles about gibberish in order to express the fact that they approve of each other as part of a collective. You can see this in the film “Mean Girls,” which I always recommend everyone watch in order to better understand women (it is one of the very few honest portrayals in film).

At least according to what we’re being told, a full 80% of white men voted for Donald Trump over Joe Biden, while the number of white women is being given as 55%. The women who did vote for Trump, you would find, are women who are married and/or have a strong relationship with their fathers. They view Trump as an extension of that male authority.

The coronavirus was the main issue of the election, and that was a pure masculine/feminine dichotomy, with the male view being that people should be allowed to make their own choices and that we can’t overturn the entire order of rights in society, and the female view being that the government is your mommy and the Constitution is just a piece of paper like any other. Obviously, men are also more likely to look into the actual data surrounding this flu, and find that it’s all a hoax, while the women get drawn into the emotional spectacle of it, and this whole “we’re all in it together” thing. Further, women will just generally listen to the media a lot more, because they view it as a public consensus announcement service, and it’s very important to them that they be in line with that consensus.

Understanding the differences between men and women, you can understand why right is male brained and left is female brained. If it’s taking a minute to recognize where global warming fits into that: just look at all of the women that get involved in the occult, palm reading, fortune telling, and so on. Spiritualism in general is typically feminine, and various spirit cults are the only place anywhere in history before the 20th century where you are going to find women in charge. Global warming is a kind of mother earth nonsense occult belief. “Listening to the planet” is a phrase you repeatedly hear with these people. A man’s response would be “I’m listening, woman, and it ain’t talking – it’s dirt and rocks and it doesn’t have a mouth.”

Meanwhile, “the government doesn’t have any right to tell anybody what to do” is something that appeals to masculine sensibilities.

I expect the Biden administration to try to block that site.

Here is one of the first prosecutions. Politico reports:

Social media 'influencer' charged with spreading 2016 election disinformation
The arrest marks a rare instance of an individual facing criminal charges over a disinformation campaign carried out on prominent social media platforms. ...

The charges: The FBI arrested Douglass Mackey, known as “Ricky Vaughn,” on accusations of conspiring to deprive individuals of their right to vote through “coordinated use of social media to spread disinformation,” according to a complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York.

It seems like free speech to me. Biden still has many 1000s of national guardsmen in Wach. DC, and they are supposed to stay thru the impeachment trial, so that they can pretend that some sort of revolutionary threat is present.

The trial is a big farce. 45 Senators have already voted to dismiss the charges, and that is more than enought to acquit. So it is just a show trial, with no legitimate purpose.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Why Trump is not a Fascist

Forbes confirms that Fauci is the highest paid federal govt employee. He made more than Trump's salary would have been. (Trump waived his salary.)

In NY Times interviews, Fauci reveals (1) Trump is, by nature, an optimist, and wanted to be more upbeat about the coronavirus; (2) when presented with dire predictions, Trump demanded facts and data to support them; (3) Trump got input from other sources, besides Fauci; and (4) Trump always let Fauci say what he wanted to say.

The paper reports all this as if it were some giant revelation about how unusual Trump was, and how different serving under Pres. Biden will be.

The paper pumped Fauci for examples of being threatened or intimidated, and the only example was that one time Trump's chief of staff called him and said something about his words being twisted inaccurately to imply a criticism of Trump. At no time did Fauci consider quitting or think that he could not do his job.

I am not getting it. Isn't this what a President should do? Be skeptical about dire warnings? Get input from other sources?

Apparently not. The Left wants to be able to have some climate change expert march into the White House, recite some mumbo jumbo about having to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline to save the polar bears, and have the President do it without asking any tough questions. Biden is their guy.

A leftist Trump-hating history professor writes:

Why Trump isn’t a fascist ...

The temptation to draw parallels between Trump and the fascist leaders of the 20th century is understandable. How better to express the fear, loathing and contempt that Trump arouses in liberals than by comparing him to the ultimate political evil? ...

For all of Trump’s hostility towards countries he perceives as enemies of the US, notably Iran, there is no indication that he sought a war with any foreign power, still less that he has been consumed by a desire for foreign conquest and the creation of an American empire. He is an isolationist, busy withdrawing US troops from foreign adventures, from Syria to Afghanistan. “America first” is not about launching foreign wars but disengaging from them.

Trump’s encouragement of violence against his opponents at home has been unsystematic. ...

But 6 January was not an attempted coup. Nor is one likely to occur on 20 January. For all of Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric, the attack on Congress was not a pre-planned attempt to seize the reins of government. ...

Both Hitler and Mussolini ensured a near-total “coordination” of social institutions and voluntary associations, as everything from football clubs to male voice choirs was absorbed into the structures of the fascist state. This social policy was maintained by huge bureaucratic regimes, providing jobs for thousands of their followers hungry for income and status after years of hardship and privation.

Today's coordination of social institutions for various social policies is almost entirely on the Left. Trump does not even believe in the concept.

The NY Times reports:

In the race to the bottom for the title of worst American president, the same few sorry names appear at the end of almost every list, jockeying for last place. There’s Andrew Johnson, whose abysmal behavior during Reconstruction led to the first presidential impeachment. There’s Warren G. Harding, responsible for the Teapot Dome scandal. There’s hapless, hated Franklin Pierce; doomed, dead-after-32-days William Henry Harrison; and inevitably, James Buchanan, often considered worst of all because of how badly he bungled the lead-up to the Civil War.

But as historians consider the legacy of Donald J. Trump, it appears that even the woefully inadequate Buchanan has some serious competition for the spot at the bottom.

It goes on to say that the consensus is that Trump is among the worst 2 or 3 or the 45 US Presidents.

The funny thing is that none of the criticisms are based on anything that they say made the nation worse off. They are primarily complaints about his personality.

He must have been a great President if all those smart professors cannot even name anything harmful he did.

I remember reading a similar article at the end of the Ronald Reagan presidency. One of the worst ever, they said. Except that one pundit wrote a convincing essay saying that Reagan should be credited, more than any single other man, with winning the Cold War.

When confronted with the essay, some historians said things like: "Uh, er, I didn't think of that. I didn't realize that he did so many things that were so crucial to winning the Cold War. Winning the Cold War was possibly the most important accomplishment of the XX century. If I take his role into account, then we should upgrade his ranking."

They were professional historians and they were oblivious to the fact that the Cold War was won under Reagan's watch.

I look forward to a comparison of Trump's and Biden's accomplishments. Biden will be one of the worst Presidents. It has already been bad, and it has only been a week.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Impeachment does not make sense

Joe Biden got elected by blaming the coronavirus on Trump, and stealing votes. He never had any plan to do any better. Now he admits it.

Pres. Biden said:

There is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.
So it was all just campaign lies.

California is lifting the stay-at-home order. Not that it is any safer. Maybe they realize that it was foolish, I don't know.

Congress is moving forward with so-called impeachment, where the official document alleges:

Donald Trump is the President.
Trump claimed that the election was stolen.
It is dangerous to national security to allow Trump to remain in office. This constitutes grounds for removing him, and barring him from future office.
Yes, he did express the opinion that the election was stolen, but the rest of this is completely false. Trump is not the President. There is no danger to him remaining in office, even if he were.

No one has ever been convicted in an impeachment proceeding in the history of the USA. It appears to be unconstitutional.

Obviously no one believes this nonsense, or they would have tried to remove Trump while he was still in office. By waiting until now, they are essentially saying: "We know this is unconstitutional and stupid. We just want to express our disapproval anyway."

The presiding judge should dismiss the impeachment as suffering fatal defects. The factual allegations are false, and no crime is alleged. There is nothing that anyone thought was improper before Trump.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Trump supported by multiracial Whiteness

Cristina Beltran, a "Latinx" professor of leftist identity politics grievances, writes a Wash. Post op-ed:
Yes, Trump’s voters — and his mob — are disproportionately White, but one of the more unsettling exit-poll data points of the 2020 election was that a quarter to a third of Latino voters voted to reelect Trump. ...

Multiracial whiteness promises Latino Trump supporters freedom from the politics of diversity and recognition. For voters who see the very act of acknowledging one’s racial identity as itself racist, the politics of multiracial whiteness reinforces their desired approach to colorblind individualism. In the politics of multiracial whiteness, anyone can join the MAGA movement

She explained further on NPR Radio.

She is on to something here. Her main point is that millions of White voters, and many non-white voters, refuse to play the identity politics games. They view racial identity politics as inherently racists, and they strive to be non-racist. So they object to racial quotas and other leftist demands of today.

People come to America to live in a White society, but what is the Whiteness that they crave? It is not the skin color. It is the culture, the civilization, the spiritual values, and everything else. It is sometimes called Christendom, or Western Civilization, or European Enlightment.

Here is a recent essay on what makes White societies. Actually, it is part 6 of a series of essay. Here is part 5. It's complicated, and it goes back many centuries. The origins are debatable. But everyone accepts that White societies are different, and skin color is one of the least significant of the differences.

So yes, there is multiracial Whiteness. Many non-whites have come to America and tried to be as culturally White as they can.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Without unity there is no peace

The terms insurrection and rebellion get thrown around loosely, so I consulted a dictionary.

rebellion, revolution, uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny mean an outbreak against authority.
rebellion implies an open formidable resistance that is often unsuccessful.
open rebellion against the officers

revolution applies to a successful rebellion resulting in a major change (as in government).
a political revolution that toppled the monarchy

uprising implies a brief, limited, and often immediately ineffective rebellion.
quickly put down the uprising

revolt and insurrection imply an armed uprising that quickly fails or succeeds.
a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders
an insurrection of oppressed laborers

mutiny applies to group insubordination or insurrection especially against naval authority. a mutiny led by the ship's cook
The Jan. 6 protesters were not armed, and not formidable. They did not topple a government or anything like that.

I would not even call it an "ineffective rebellion". I don't think that anyone thought that they would gain political power by walking into the Capitol building.

They wanted to make their voices heard. They certainly got everyone's attention. Possibly some wanted to delay a vote for a few hours. If so, they succeeded.

I would just call it a protest. It was a pro-democracy protest, as all they wanted was a free and fair election.

The biggest slogan of the Biden inaugural was "Without unity there is no peace." What does he mean by this?

He supports impeaching Trump, and kicking him off Twitter and Facebook. The impeachment is primarily for expressing an opinion about the fairness of the election. I think it is clear that by "unity", Biden means silencing and deprogramming his adversaries.

When the Republicans were in power, they made no effort to censor their adversaries. It was understood that in a pluralistic society, people can have different opinions. Now the Left is trying to force the same views on everyone. They are doing it everywhere, from the White House on down.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Famous evolutionists now being canceled

A century ago, William Jennings Bryan warned about teaching evolution:
In the final years of his life, Bryan became the unofficial leader of a movement that sought to prevent public schools from teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.[113] Bryan had long expressed skepticism and concern regarding Darwin's theory; in his famous 1909 Chautauqua lecture, "The Prince of Peace", Bryan had warned that the theory of evolution could undermine the foundations of morality.[119] Bryan opposed Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection for two reasons. First, he believed that what he considered a materialistic account of the descent of man (and all life) through evolution was directly contrary to the Biblical creation account. Second, he considered Darwinism as applied to society (social Darwinism) to be a great evil force in the world, promoting hatred and conflicts and inhibiting upward social and economic mobility of the poor and oppressed.[120]
That battle is long over, and Bryan lost. Or so I thought.

There is a new leftist push to cancel famous evolutionists:

Many consider Ronald Fisher (1890-1962) one of the greatest biologists — and probably the greatest geneticist — of the 20th century, for he was a polymath who made hugely important contributions in many areas. He’s considered the father of modern statistics, developing methods like analysis of variance and chi-square tests still used widely in science and social science.
But now academia is repudiating him because his evolutionary teachings are intertwined with ideas that are now considered offensive.

Awards are being renamed:

This award was originally named to highlight Fisher’s foundational contributions to evolutionary biology. However, we realize that we cannot, in recognizing and honoring these contributions, isolate them from his racist views and promotion of eugenics – which were relentless, harmful, and unsupported by scientific evidence.
The inevitable offensive conclusion from evolutionary biology is that some people are genetically more fit than others.

One professessor explains:

Fisher’s views were based on his calculations that the lower classes outbred the higher ones, which, he thought, would lead to an inevitable evolutionary degeneration of society. But he was wrong: oddly, he didn’t do his sums right, as was pointed out much later by Carl Bajema. When you do them right, there’s no difference between the reproductive output of “higher” and “lower” classes.
He wasn't wrong. The lower classes are outbreeding the higher classes. But whether they are or not, that is not the offensive part. The offensive part is that society could be improved if the higher fit people breed more than the lower fit ones. I do not see any evolutionists denying that.

If Fisher were just scientifically wrong, it would be no big deal. He was famously wrong about smoking causing lung cancer, but no one wants to cancel him for that. They only want to cancel him for talking about the genetic fitness of human beings.

Friday, January 22, 2021

The new Jewish appointments

The new Biden administration is making a big deal out of BIPOC and LGBTQIA appointments, but does not mention the group that is getting all the top appointments.

The Jewish News Syndicate reports:

Jewish Democrats are celebrating this week and with good reason. Their party is about to take back power in Washington and end the presidency of the man they all love to hate: President Donald Trump. But adding a certain frisson of pride to their touchdown dances is the number of Cabinet members, and other officials and personalities, within the new First and Second families who are Jewish.

It’s an impressive tally. Social media is awash with posts with lists of the Jewish cabinet secretaries and undersecretaries, as well as the Jewish connections of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. When placed in the broad sweep of the nation’s history, it’s an important statement about the acceptance and the accomplishments of American Jewry. A century ago or even for several decades afterward, such a number would have been inconceivable.

But it’s 2021, not 1921. Having Jews in positions of great influence is no longer such a big deal; in fact, it’s quite commonplace.

Nine Jews are in the new Senate (including the new Majority Leader) and 25 in the House of Representatives, making up more than 6 percent of the total Congress. That’s more than triple the percentage of Jews in the general population. There are also two Jews out of the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Seen in that light, a Jewish secretary of state, treasury secretary, homeland security secretary, attorney general and director of national intelligence — to name a few high-level positions— are merely a reflection of the preponderance of Jews who have risen to the top of just about every sector of American society.

Nor is it a great break from the previous administration, though that is something that many of those sharing those posts on Facebook about the Jews and Biden don’t like to talk about. The list of Jews in important positions in Trump’s administration was also impressive. But since the overwhelming majority of Jews despised Trump, there was a great deal more demonizing than kvelling going on about them on Jewish social media the last four years.

The article ends by saying that it remains to be seen whether the Biden Jews advance the interests of the Jewish people as much as the Trump Jews did, as that was a lot.

So Jews are getting all the top jobs except for Secretary of Defense, which is going to a Black Army soldier who has to get a waiver from Congress. I am sure that guy does what he told.

Ever wonder how Biden could finish last in the early primaries, but then all of sudden get endorsed by everyone as his rivals drop out? Biden made his deal with the devil.

Already, Joe Biden declares war on 'White supremacy.' I am surprised that Biden is openly using such terminology. He is not referring to Jews in top jobs. The target is White Christians, especially the ones who voted for Trump.

AP reports:

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide.

Wikipedia says that she was circumsized, attended Hebrew school, nad had a bar mitzvah. Oops, that has now been removed as I post this, as those things would identify her as having been a Jewish boy. That would be against the policy to respect his current gender preference. It still says that she transitioned in 2011 after fathering two kids, and divorced the mother of her kids in 2013. Except that it doesn't use the words "father" or "mother". I guess they are trying to say that he had his penis and testicles chopped off in 2011, and that he is really a transsexual. Or maybe he is an Orthodox Jew who adheres to the biblical law against castration, and just gets a thrill out of cross-dressing. Details are not given.

If we are going to celebrate someone for being trans, shouldn't we know whether he or she is a transsexual or a transgender? Apparently many of them chicken out of the surgery. We should keep track of the first appointments for each category of condition of the sex organs.

The press is listing many firsts for this administration. Maybe you would not want to take your child to a Jewish pediatrician who had himself castrated and who dresses up in women's clothes, but such people are coveted for top jobs in the Biden administration.

This sort of sickness is now being inflicted on millions, as Biden has issued an executive order requiring that any educational institution that receives federal funding must admit biologically-male athletes to women’s teams, women’s scholarships.

Abigail Shrier, author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” tweeted that Mr. Biden “unilaterally eviscerates women’s sports.”
She will probably be kicked off Twitter for saying that. Biden is already more of an authoritarian than Trump ever was. None of this would ever happen, without Jewish control of the news media.

If you don't agree with any of this, then must be a bigot or one of the other groups that the new Biden spooks will be targeting. Former CIA Director John Brennan announced:

We are now looking forward that the members of the Biden team who have been nominated or have been appointed, are now moving in laser like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we've seen overseas, where they germinate in different parts of the country and they gain strength and it brings together an unholy alliance frequently of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, Nativists, even libertarians.
You could be sent to a re-education camp.

Update: Here is the rundown on the cabinet and cabinet-level appointments:

8 white Catholics (4 of them Irish), 7 Jews, 5 blacks, 4 Hispanics (one of them Jewish), 2 Asians, and nobody 100% white Protestant.
The NY Times says the "cabinet ... fulfills Mr. Biden’s campaign promise to select a team that “looks like America” ". No, not when a third of Americans are White Protestants.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The 2020 election was extremely close

After previous Presidential elections, I have posted the margin of victory, defined as the number of votes needed to reverse the outcome.

According to my figures, the margin was about 80k votes in 2016. Closer elections were in 2000 (500 votes) and 1976 (18k votes).

So what was it this time? About 22k votes in Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin, out of 158M cast nationwide, or 0.01%. That makes it the closest election in a century, except for 2000.

Politifact says that the margin was 66k votes. Based on this, and on data from non-decisive states, its fact-checker rates as 100% true Mitch McConnell's Senate statement that "This election actually was not unusually close."

I don't know which figure is better. Even if the 88k figure, the margin was only 0.04%. The election could have been reversed if only 1 out of 5000 voters flipped their votes. Wikipedia says that the margin was 43k, or 0.03%.

Here, I am accepting the reported vote totals. Maybe Trump did get those votes, but they were stolen. Maybe if those votes were flipped, the Democrats would have just planted more phony mail-in votes.

At any rate, McConnell's statement is not correct. This was one of the closest elections in all of American history. It was well within the margin that our electoral system cannot produce a trustworthy result.

So why would a Republican recite such silly Democrat propaganda? Maybe McConnell has been brainwashed by the mainstream media that has pretended that the election was not close. Or maybe McConnell is scheming to get rid of Trump, and become the highest ranking Republican official.

There are a lot of other Republicans who are scheming against Trump. They seem like traitors to me, but I do not know their motives.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Physicians have abolished the Hippocratic Oath

The U. Pittsburgh medical school has rewritten the Hippocratic Oath:
I will champion diversity in both medicine and society, and promote an inclusive environment by respecting the perspectives of others and relentlessly seeking to identify and eliminate my personal biases.

I will be an ally to those of low socioeconomic status, the BIPOC community, the LGBTQIA+ community, womxn/women, differently-abled individuals and other underserved groups in order to dismantle the systemic racism and prejudice that medical professionals and society have perpetuated.

I will educate myself on social determinants of health in order to use my voice as a physician to advocate for a more equitable health care system from the local to the global level.

It is only going to get worse. The NY Post reports:
The federal government needs to fund the de-programming of white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday night.

“The White supremacist cause is futile, it’s nihilist,” AOC, a Democrat who represents parts of The Bronx and Queens, said during a virtual town hall meeting Friday night.

“Their world will never exist. That’s why we’re seeing violence right now.,” she said, speaking in the wake of the violent siege on the US Capitol by radical supporters of President Trump.

This is all political theater for AOC, as her boyfriend is a very pale White boy with red hair.

Katie Couric also wants to "deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump." Bill Maher gave a monologue saying the same thing. So did a Black Wash. Post columnist. The lizard people will try whatever censorhip, brainwashing, and mind control methods they can to excise Trump from the American psyche.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Republican citizens are on board with Trump

The leftist Wash. Post complains:
In the wake of President Trump’s incitement of a violent insurrectionist assault on our seat of government, a new Post-ABC News poll offers perhaps the most detailed look yet ...

The bad news is that large majorities of Republicans are very much on board with much of what Trump has done. ...

Republicans say Trump acted responsibly by 66 percent to 29 percent. ...

Republicans say there is solid evidence of fraud by 65 percent to 25 percent. ...

56 percent of Republicans say Trump bears no responsibility at all, and another 22 percent say he bears just some, totaling 78 percent who largely exonerate him. ...

51 percent of Republicans say GOP leaders didn’t go far enough, while 27 percent say they got it right, a total of 78 percent who are fully on board or wanted more. Only 16 percent of Republicans say they went too far.

The Democrat response to this has been to ban evidence of election theft from the big social media, instead of trying to rebut the allegations.

At the very least, I think that we can all agree that the election was not conducted in a way that would show that it was free and fair. 74 million citizens voted for Trump, and most of them believe that the election was stolen.

The incoming administration is provoking racial tension:

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the violence that rocked Capitol Hill last week during an interview with NPR on Thursday, calling the attack highly reminiscent of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the lynching of Emmett Till.
Wow, she needs to keep bringing up Charlottesville and Emmett Till? Till has been dead for 65 years. Check out this video for more White-hating nonsense from the new administration. It makes it look as if they are appointing a lot of Black and brown women, but actually they are appointing Jews to the key offices.

Here is the White House list of Trump Administration Accomplishments. Enjoy it while you can. This will be memory-holed on Jan. 20, noon eastern time, so I am posting an archived copy.

Even books are being banned, such as Unmasked by Andy Ngo. It is currently #9 on Amazon, as I write this. The NY Times refuses to rank it.

No. 7 is a Netflix Bridgerton book, with a cover showing a pretty White 19th century British debutante being coerced into marrying the Black Duke who molested her. I guess Netflix viewers enjoy fantasies about Black men raping White virgin girls, the White girls accepting and enjoying it, and Black men rising to high social status in the process. Or Netflix producers enjoy forcing this junk on us.

Update: A Quinnipiac poll found similar results:

Republicans say 73 - 21 percent that they believe there was widespread voter fraud. ... Republicans say 73 - 20 percent that Trump is protecting democracy. ... Republicans say 70 - 23 percent that they were protecting democracy.
Update: CNN/SSRN poll also similar.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Trump not impeached yet

A Trump-hater law professor admits:
the traditional understanding of the impeachment power in the United States up until the early twentieth century was that the "impeachment" occurs when an authorized member of the lower chamber appears on the floor of the upper chamber and "impeaches" an officer by formally leveling an accusation and demanding a trial.
The House has not delivered any impeachment articles to the Senate. If it does not do it before Wednesday afternoon, it will be too late, according to a popular constitutional interpretation.

By delaying, the House Democrats are admitting that there is no urgency in getting Trump out of office, and all that talk about him being a threat to the republic was just political theater.

Maybe Nancy Pelosi is worried about being charged herself. It turns out that the FBI had info about an impending Capitol attack and alerted Congressional leaders, but not the President. So Pelosi may have acquiesced to the attack more than Trump.

Some polls say that Trump's popularity is down, but Rasmussen says it is slightly up.

Long term, opinion will be influenced by how the Biden administration performs, and how hard the right-wing gets punished for its views.

I predict that Biden will soon be seen as more authoritarian than Trump ever was. The NY Times reports already:

Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation

In an effort to mark a clean break from the Trump era, the president-elect plans to roll out dozens of executive orders in his first 10 days on top of a big stimulus plan and an expansive immigration bill.

So it will be an authoritarian first ten days.

AP reports:

Governors have declared states of emergency, closed capitols to the public and called up troops ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
This seems alarmist to me. We are not in a civil war.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Most divisive President ever?

So why are the Democrats impeaching Pres. Trump?

They rushed thru the House, but did not send it to the Senate (yet), so it appears that they have no interest in actually removing Trump from office. The article they passed does not accuse Trump of any actual crimes.

Possibly someone could think that it would be bad to incite a riot, but if that is a crime, then the biggest offenders are the Democrats. Biden, Harris, Pelosi, and many others actively encouraged race riots in 2020.

Biden promised to be a healer to unify the country, but by backing the impeachment, he has done the opposite. He hasn't even taken office yet, and he is already one of the most divisive Presidents ever. Trump never did anything this divisive.

74 million citizens voted for Pres. Trump. The impeachment is a way of telling those voters to goto Hell. The Democrats are saying: We won. We have the power now. We don't care what you say or do. We ignore your demands. We can destroy everything you stand for.

Okay, the Democrats have the power. Let's see what they do.

Pat Buchanan writes:

At the end of his remarks, Trump said, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” ...

Trump not only defeated the establishment in 2016. He got 74 million votes for a second term. Then, he defiantly refused to recognize that his defeat was fairly accomplished. Trump is hated because he will not play the role the left has assigned to him in its historic morality play, in which the left is always the triumphant star. ...

What should Trump’s people do now?

If we are headed for an impeachment trial, force the Democrats to prove that Trump deliberately instigated an “insurrection.”

Then, lay out the history of the American establishment’s endless condoning and justifying of disorders, riots and rampages when done in the hallowed name of the social progress in which they believe.

Then vote down impeachment a second time and leave Pelosi 0-2 in her collisions with President and Citizen Trump.

I agree with that. Reciting a history of politicians and riots should result in an acquittal.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Biden won only 17% of counties

USA Today fact-checker reports:
On Dec. 8, the think tank updated its report with new data. The updated report showed that Biden won 509 counties, while Trump won 2,547 counties. Results from 28 counties have still not been finalized, per Brookings Institution.

But according to the updated data, Biden won 16.7% of counties with finalized results. That represents a record-low proportion for a winning presidential candidate.

Obama set the previous record in 2012 – with 689 counties, equal to 22%. Before that, he also set a record in 2008 with just 28% of counties, per NBC News.

It might have been a lot less, as many Biden voters regret their votes.

The National Mall is being locked down. Hardly anyone was expected to show up for the Biden inaugeration anyway. California is calling up the National Guard for its Capitol, as if anyone cares about that. The Left is seizing power like never before, and not taking any chances. They must realize that support for Biden is very thin.

The Wash. Times reports:
A leftist activist who is facing criminal charges in Utah stemming from a “defund the police” rally was arrested and charged for his role in the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the Justice Department said Thursday night.

John Sullivan, of Utah, was charged with civil disorder, disorderly conduct, and entering a restricted building without authority.

He was goading Ashli Babbitt to jump through a window as he recorded her being shot. Not all of the trouble-makers were Trump supporters.

Josh Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman write:

Regrettably, the House Democrats have forgotten an important lesson from the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. In 1868, the Radical Republicans impeached the Tennessee Democrat for using "intemperate" and "inflammatory" language that was critical of Congress. Ultimately, Johnson was never convicted on this charge, in part, because pivotal Republican Senators insisted that the First Amendment protects the President's freedom of speech. History may repeat itself again soon. To secure a conviction, House managers, acting as prosecutors, must make their case to the Senate, and to the country, that convicting Trump is consistent with the First Amendment. The President's right to free speech should not be simply dismissed out of hand.

After Lincoln's assassination in 1865, Vice President Andrew Johnson became President. Over the next three years, Johnson frequently clashed with Congress. The Radical Republicans wanted to pursue a vigorous and forceful reconstruction of the southern states in the wake of the Civil War. Johnson opposed many of these efforts. This conflict peaked when Johnson fired Edwin Stanton, who was Lincoln's holdover Secretary of War.

In 1868, the House of Representatives approved eleven articles of impeachment against Johnson. Most of the articles concerned Stanton's termination. But Article 10 focused on Johnson's public criticism of Congress. It asserted that Johnson brought Congress "into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt and reproach." In one speech in Washington, D.C., Johnson said Congress only "pretend[ed] to be for the Union," but was for "only part of the States," and sought to "exercise [the] power" of a "despotism." In a second speech in St. Louis, Johnson said that "Congress, factions and domineering, had undertaken to poison the minds of the American people." In a third speech in New Orleans, Johnson said he was betrayed by Radical Republicans who had "diabolical and nefarious" plans.

Ultimately, Johnson was acquitted in the Senate.

Johnson had a constitutional right to do everything that he did. The impeachment was just a power play by his political enemies. History is repeating itself.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Diverse panel named for witchhunt

The House has named 9 impeachment managers. The previous impeachment was led by Jews, notably Schiff and Nadler.

Now Schiff and Nadler are gone, and the list is more diverse. It is still led by Jews, but also includes a Black man and woman, a Chinese man, a Hispanic man, a man compromised by a Chinese spy, and a couple of more women.

Apparently Schiff and Nadler match the Jewish stereotypes too closely.

Last time nearly all the witnesses were Jews. It is not clear whether there will be witnesses this time. The Democrats have their minds made up.

I cannot say that it is Jew coup this time, as Pres. Trump will already be out of office when the trial takes place. Alan Dershowitz says that such a trial will be unconstitutional. A couple of times in the 1800s the Senate attempted to have an impeachment trial for someone who was out of office, but not successfully. Senators voted to acquit because they believed the process to be unconstitutional.

Another central flaw in the impeachment is that it is based on Trump's refusal to concede that he lost the election fairly. That is his right, of course, as prominent Democrats refused to concede that they lost the 2000, 2004, and 2016 elections fairly.

The Democrats will say that Trump is not being impeached for his opinion, but that is a critical part of the article of impeachment. It says:

President Trump, addressed a crowd at the Ellipse in Washington, DC. There, he reiterated false claims that ‘‘we won this election, and we won it by a landslide’’.
Without this, there would be no impeachment.

And of course there is no allegation that Trump violated any law, or did anything beyond exercising his First Amendment rights, or violated any norms that were established before his Presidency.

Covid deaths are up, but Sweden is doing well

I posted before that CDC were not showing many excess deaths since May. That was correct, but the updated CDC data now an extra 5000 or so deaths per week. This is attributable to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

On the other hand, Sweden refused to do the lockdowns that USA and most European countries did, and all the experts predicted devastating deaths from the disease. But Sweden will have a lower death rate in 2020 than it had in 2010.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Hillary cheers the coming suppression

Wash. Post op-ed:
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a former U.S. senator, secretary of state and Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol was the tragically predictable result of white-supremacist grievances fueled by President Trump. ...

Trump ran for president on a vision of America where whiteness is valued at the expense of everything else. In the White House, he gave white supremacists, members of the extreme right and conspiracy theorists their most powerful platforms yet, even claiming that there were “very fine people” among the torch-wielding militia members who converged on Charlottesville in 2017. ...

Removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached. Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately.

She still claims that the 2016 election was stolen from her. But when Republicans claim that the 2020 election was stolen, she wants them all removed from office.

And of course she babbles a bunch of white-supremacist nonsense. The Democrat mantra is now to denounce Whites at every opportunity.

But that alone won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America. There are changes elected leaders should pursue immediately, including advocating new criminal laws at the state and federal levels that hold white supremacists accountable and tracking the activities of extremists such as those who breached the Capitol. Twitter and other companies made the right decision to stop Trump from using their platforms, but they will have to do more to stop the spread of violent speech and conspiracy theories.
So she favors the new power brokers spying on and censoring Whites and Trump supporters.
In Isabel Wilkerson’s new book “Caste,” she cites a question from historian Taylor Branch: “If people were given the choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would choose whiteness?” Wednesday reminded us of an ugly truth: There are some Americans, more than many want to admit, who would choose whiteness.
That is a good question. I am guessing that most of the world would choose whiteness over democracy.

Millions of people try to come to the USA every year. They are coming because they want to live in a White society, not a democratic society. I have never heard anyone say "I came to America because it is a democracy." The people of Hong Kong protest that they are no longer under White rule. Citizens of Detroit and a lot of other places preferred whiteness to democracy.

Joe Biden is already planning to punish Whites:

Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild.
Whites can goto the back of the bus. I didn't think that such racial discrimination was legal.

If you are following the ridiculous House impeachment saga, here is the Democrat report in support of the articles. It pretty much admits that Trump did not violate any laws, and was well within what everyone has always considered free speech. But the report says that is irrelevant, as they are out to punish Trump any way they can. All the Democrate talk about healing and peaceful transition of power was just a big smokescreen.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Learning to accept Black superiority

The top show on Netflix is Bridgerton, a parody of British high society in the 1800s. I thought that these historical period dramas were made to appeal to Whites who like movies about White culture. But no, this is modern Netflix, and it has planted an assortment of Blacks into the old English aristocracy.

The families are eager to marry off their daughters to the highest ranking nobleman they can find. Sometimes the man is Black! Sometimes a girl is repulsed by some old fat ugly White guy, but then sexually excited by the possibly of landing a Black man. The Blacks don't have to use separate drinking fountains or anything like that. They are so smoothly integrated into the 19th century English aristocracy that hardly anyone even alludes to the racial differences.

I am watching this to help prepare myself for the Biden administration

Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division once wrote this:

please use the following theories and observations to assist you in your search for truth regarding the genetic differences between Blacks and whites.

One: Dr. Richard King reveals that at the core of the human brain is the “locus coeruleus” which is a structure that is Black because it contains large amounts of (neuro) melanin which is essential for its operation.

Two: Black infants sit, stand, crawl and walk sooner than whites.

Three: Carol Barnes notes that human mental processes are controlled by melanin–that same chemical which gives Blacks their superior physical and mental abilities.

Four: Some scientists have revealed that most whites are unable to produce melanin because their pineal glands are often calcification or non-functioning. Pineal calcification rates with Africans are five to 15 percent, Asians 15 to 25 percent and Europeans 60 to 80 percent. This is the chemical basis for the cultural differences between Blacks and whites.

Five: Melanin endows Blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities–something which cannot be measured based on Eurocentric standards.

I need to get this info out. When the censors come for me, I need examples of my recognition of evidence for Black superiority.

Update: Wikipedia has blocked this info, saying that it should not repeat anything from Fox News.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Previous Capitol attackers were pardoned

There have been previous attacks on the Capitol building. Real terrorists who planted real bombs to do real damage.

Trump-hater Daniel J. Flynn writes:

In 1978, Jimmy Carter commuted the sentence of Andres Figueroa Cordes, a Puerto Rican Communist who participated in a shoot-up of the well of the House of Representatives from the visitor’s gallery, on humanitarian grounds given the man’s terminal cancer diagnosis. The next year, Carter took the unpardonable step of pardoning Cordes’s three comrades in that 1954 action that wounded five congressmen.

On the last day of his presidency, Bill Clinton granted a full pardon to Susan Rosenberg, 16 years into a 58-year sentence for possession of guns and over 700 pounds of explosives. A member of the Weather Underground and numerous of its succeeding splinter groups, Rosenberg allegedly participated in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Capitol as a member of something calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit. The explosion blew off Senate Minority Leader Robert Byrd’s door, ripped through a painting of Daniel Webster, and damaged the Senate cloak room.

“We purposely aimed our attack at the institutions of imperialist rule rather than at individual members of the ruling class,” the Capitol bombers contended. “We did not choose to kill any of them this time. But their lives are not sacred.” ... After a pardoned Rosenberg landed a job teaching women’s studies at Hunter College and later when she raised money for Black Lives Matter, critics called her a “domestic terrorist” but fact checkers rebutted the label....

A year after Bill Ayers’s girlfriend and two of his friends blew themselves up in a Greenwich Village townhouse-turned-bomb-factory, the University of Michigan radical took part in the 1971 bombing of the U.S. Capitol. “We’d already bombed the Capitol,” he wrote in his memoir, “and we’d cased the White House. The Pentagon was leg two of the trifecta.” ...

Bill Ayers helped launch Barack Obama’s political career by hosting a 1995 fundraiser for Obama’s state senate candidacy in the home he shared with fellow former terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. Michelle Obama scheduled Ayers to speak at a conference she organized, and Obama occasionally found himself speaking at the same events as Ayers.

In other words, Democrat Presidents celebrated these terrorists as freedom fighters.

In 2019, protesters stormed the Hong Kong legislature, and they are also called heroes:

Foreign ministers from the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia condemned last week’s arrest of over 50 democracy activists in Hong Kong in a joint statement on Sunday, calling on China to respect the freedom of the people on the island.
So now there are calls to prosecute the mostly-peaceful demonstrators who walked into the Capitol building on Jan. 6 to protest a vote of Congress.

Did they harm anyone or anything?

Okay, some broke some windows.

There are two dead capitol police officers, but one committed suicide while off-duty, and the other died of a brain clot, after being hit with a fire extinguisher.

Seth Abramson makes an argument that Trump is somehow culpable for contributing to something illegal. I don't see it, but read it for yourself. Trump's speech and other statements are squarely within the courts have always said to be protected by the First Amendment. Trump and the protesters are patriots who were merely speaking out against an election being stolen.

What really makes the Capitol protest so evil was that it was mostly White:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accusing the Trump supporters who rioted in the Capitol this week of choosing “their whiteness over democracy.” ...

“It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy,” Pelosi said.

A NY Times columnist suggests that Blacks should all move back to whereever they came from. Apparently he is excited about Blacks taking over Georgia.

Also from the NY Times:

there m Representative Mary Miller, an Illinois Republican, had faced condemnation and calls to resign for declaring at a rally: “Hitler was right on one thing: He said, ‘Whoever has the youth, has the future.’”

“Each generation has the responsibility to teach and train the next generation,” Ms. Miller said at the rally. “You know, if we win a few elections, we’re still going to be losing, unless we win the hearts and minds of our children. This is the battle. Hitler was right on one thing: He said, ‘Whoever has the youth, has the future.’ Our children are being propagandized.”

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was among the groups that had roundly criticized Ms. Miller’s remarks. The museum said it “unequivocally condemns any leader trying to advance a position by claiming Adolf Hitler was ‘right.’” ...

Several Illinois Democrats went further and demanded that Ms. Miller resign. They included Senator Tammy Duckworth, Representative Jan Schakowsky and Representative Marie Newman.ay not be enough genetic diversity left to seed a new population of healthy northern whites.

The reader can reasonably infer that Hitler said and did a lot of good things, but no one is allowed to say so.

And this NY Times story is about northern whites going extinct:

there may not be enough genetic diversity left to seed a new population of healthy northern whites.
So are they suddenly concerned about whites? No, this is about northern African animals, and they are not even white in color.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

The censoring accelerates

Everybody is banning Trump and all of his supporters, on the supposed rationale that they are supporting violence.

This BLM post from a few months ago is much closer to promoting violence:

Kaepernick is urging the oppressed to “fight back” via Twitter:

When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.

The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.

We have the right to fight back!

Rest in Power George Floyd
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 28, 2020

Posts like this did not get banned. The authors got supported with financial contributions.

It is especially alarming that the Democrats and other lizard people cannot wait ten days for Trump to leave the White House. They want action now. Just what are they scared of?

Saturday, January 09, 2021

The Dunning–Kruger effect

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a favorite of pseudo-intellectual leftists. Wikipedia defines it as:
a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from people's inability to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their level of competence. ...

Colloquially, people experiencing this bias are said to be "on Mount Stupid".

It is used to mock people all the time, without addressing the substance of what they say, such as:
Mr. X says Y, but he doesn't realize that he lacks the competence to say that. It is an example of the Dunning-Kuger effect. Ha, ha. He probably doesn't even know what the Dunning-Kruger effect is. Ha, ha, ha. People with his opinions never do. Ha, ha.
It turns out that it is the jerks who cite Dunning-Kruger who are the dummies, as the effect is bogus. This article explains that it is just a data artifact.

Suppose you measure something in two different ways, each with some error. Simple statistical considerations tell us that the extremes of one measurement are not likely to be so extreme in the other measurement. That was the main thing that Dunning and Kruger found.

In particular, they found that when someone does very well on a test, he often does better than he expected. And when he does poorly, it is often worse than he expected. Using some innumerate mumbo-jumbo, they expressed this as a profound result, as defined above.

Apparently mathematicians and statisticians have been aware for years that the effect is bogus, and yet it continues to be cited by academics, psychologists, social commentators, and even the NY Times anyway.

I know what you are thinking: Aren't the people who cite the Dunning-Kruger effect good examples of the effect? Ha, ha.

There are still examples of cognitive biases, and here is a long list. But citing Dunning-Kruger in lieu of a substantive argument is just a sign of ignorance.

Friday, January 08, 2021

Violence never wins, except when it does

Jared Taylor writes:
“Violence never wins,” said Mike Pence to much applause, when he reconvened the session. If he believes that, he has been asleep since May. Riots in the name of Black Lives Matter were so serious they led to curfews in 200 cities and prompted 31 states to call out the National Guard. And they were the most politically successful civil violence in American history.

Corporations have pledged billions for black uplift. Over 100 Confederate monuments, 36 statues of Columbus, and scores of other monuments — to Kit Carson, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington — have come down to appease “persons of color.” “Anti-racism” gurus are making millions, and you can be fired for saying “all lives matter.” Every company now must have a Chief Diversity Officer, and every school from kindergarten on up seems to want an “anti-racism curriculum.” None of this would have happened without riots. ...

In 2016, Vox published an article with the following headline and subhead: “Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary — but can lead to serious social reforms. To prevent more violent uprisings and protests, we need to take their causes seriously.” Yesterday, Vox wrote that “officials should make all efforts possible to arrest and prosecute every single person involved” in the Capitol takeover. Their cause doesn’t matter. This is the environment in which we work.

I am listening to Trump's speech, and looking for the part where he supposedly incited an insurrection. The closest I can find is where he says that the election was stolen, and "So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue."

Taylor does not agree with the riots, and neither do I. But at least the Trump supporters did not hurt anyone or do any significant damage.

The NY Times has an article trashing the rioters:

“We wanted to show these politicians that it’s us who’s in charge, not them,” said a construction worker from Indianapolis, who is 40 and identified himself only as Aaron. He declined to give his last name, saying, “I’m not that dumb.” ...

But they could not find Mr. Schumer’s office. He said they asked a Capitol Police officer, who tried to direct them. But they appeared to have gotten nowhere near the minority’s leader’s office. They ended up smoking a few cigarettes inside the building — “We can smoke in our house,” Aaron said — and one of his friends, who would not give his name, joked that he had gone to the bathroom and not flushed.

This is supposed to be a description of criminal activity, but is it? Asking for, and getting, police directions to Schumer's office? Smoking cigarettes? Not flushing the toilet?

BLM rioters would have burned the building down.

Update: NY Times says a Republican congressman is being canceled:

Simon & Schuster said on Thursday that it would cancel the publication of an upcoming book by Senator Josh Hawley, one of several members of Congress who tried to overturn the results of the presidential election.

Mr. Hawley, a Missouri Republican and Trump ally, has been criticized for challenging the results and accused of helping incite the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. His book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” was scheduled to be published in June. ...

The subject of Mr. Hawley’s book, which was already available for preorder on Amazon and other retailers, is not about the election or Mr. Trump, but about technology corporations like Google, Facebook and Amazon.

So a leading congressman writes a book on censorship, and it is censored.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

One party rule has begun

One party rule has begun with the shooting and killing of a Trump supporter.

The election was rigged in the sense that (1) 95% the institutional influencers, such a broadcast media, social media, newspapers, universities, Hollywood, Deep State, unions, etc were totally in the blue team; (2) the election was conducted as never before, in order to suit activists on the blue team; and (3) there were many vote-counting irregularities.

To this day, the blue team media claim that the election was free and fair, but I cannot find anywhere on the internet a detailed rebuttal of the allegations of stolen votes.

If the election were really free and fair, then it would be demonstrably so, with no secret software, observers sent home, counting hidden from video cameras, etc.

Instead, we have internet monopolies banning discussion of how unfair the voting was.

This is all going to get a lot worse.

Update: The K-12 school administrators are also on the blue team, as one county just sent out this letter about their propaganda plans:

Yesterday, we watched in horror and outrage as a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly effort to disrupt the certification of the election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. It also left us with questions as educators and parents as to how we would help our youth and children make sense of this assault on our democracy. As educators, we are charged with the responsibility to educate students about the important history that shapes current events, ...

We are encouraging students expressing fear or distress about what they witnessed to reach out to their teacher, principal or counselor for support.

Here is a similar message. No, the assault on our democracy was the refusal to have a free and fair election according the longstanding procedures.
The disturbing images of an angry mob of armed white militants storming the halls of our democracy were blasted across screens today. Our nation has never witnessed an event like this in recent history and it’s difficult to make sense of the confusing, frightening scenes, let alone explain the situation to our children. ...

NEA offers the resources below on talking about white nationalism, racism, and violence with students and kids.

Just a few months ago, we had race riots that burned down buildings. All this angry mob did was break a few windows.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Twisted childrearing in the 21st century

We are going to see a lot more stories about America degenerating. Here is one that is reported like a regular news story.

The NY Post reports:

Busy Philipps revealed her oldest child, Birdie Leigh, is gay.

Philipps, 41, gave insight into Birdie’s journey on Thursday’s episode of her “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best” podcast and shared that 12-year-old Birdie prefers they/them pronouns.

“Birdie told us at 10 years old and we immediately … I mean obviously, I knew that Birdie knew,” Philipps said.

The “Dawson’s Creek” actress shares Birdie and 7-year-old daughter Cricket Pearl with her husband, screenwriter Marc Silverstein.

Philipps admitted she has done a “bad job” with pronouns when talking to or about Birdie but was working on it because of how important it is to their identity.

My guess is that they will be spending $25k a year on psychiatric treatments.

Monday, January 04, 2021

How our health experts failed us

I sometimes see people thanking Anthony Fauci, or the CDC or FDA or WHO, for work on COVID. Or schoolteachers for heroicly leading zoom classes.

I wonder why. Fauci is our highest paid federal govt employee, so he is already being compensated. Throughout 2020, he lied to us about masks, lockdowns, and herd immunity. When confronted, he would rationalize it by saying that he was moving the goalposts for the public good. The WHO is still lying to us about herd immunity.

It now appears that the school shutdowns were entirely unnecessary, and did no good in preventing disease.

And of course there were many other absurdities, such as encouraging BLM riots while shutting down all other gatherings.

I wonder what would have happened if we had no FDA, CDC, WHO, or Fauci.

The CDC blocked all COVID-19 testing because it said that it was developing its own test. Then it scrapped its test because it was contaminated. Without the CDC, we would have had private companies distributing tests in early 2020.

The FDA was sitting on large stockpiles of drugs that safely treat COVID-19, but blocked anyone from using them. Those drugs might have saved thousands of lives. The FDA even has rules that caused the trials to be delayed, in order to recruit more Hispanic Americans. Which is more important, approving a drug to save lives, or satisfying some stupid bureaucratic diversity quota?

The COVID-19 vaccines were developed in Jan. 2020. If there were no regulatory or legal impediments, they could have been marketed to the public in early 2020. Supplies would have been limited, and most people would probably not want an experimental vaccine. But many would, and if people saw that it was working, then the company would make a lot more and a lot more people would voluntarily get them.

Before you say that this would be unethically using the general public as guinea pigs, you should realize that these vaccines, and every other drug, gets tested on human subjects before approval. The FDA insists on supervising the process, and delaying everything for what is usually years. Under Operation Warp Speed, Pres. Trump reduced the process to about 11 months.

But even with the approvals, we are still stuck with sub-optimal procedures. For example, maybe we could save more people faster by giving single doses to everyone. We are only giving double doses because that was done during the FDA-testing phase. No one is allowed to revisit that thinking, even tho the testing showed that most of the benefit came from the first dose.

Letting the CDC prioritize vaccine distribution has resulted in policies that kill old folks because they are mostly White.

In short, we may have 200k more dead than what we would have had if the FDA and CDC did not exist.

Meanwhile, NY Times columnist David Brooks complains that Jewish brainwashing does not work:

This is the year that broke the truth. This is the year when millions of Americans — and not just your political opponents — seemed impervious to evidence, ...

So many of our hopes are based on the idea that the key to change is education. ...

It turns out that if you tell someone their facts are wrong, you don’t usually win them over; you just entrench false belief.

One of the most studied examples of this flawed model is racial diversity training.

He goes on to explain that if you force White Christians to sit in a class and be lectured that they are evil racists who owe something to Blacks, Moslems, and other groups, then they are unpersuaded.
Finally, our training model of “teaching people to be good” is based on the illusion that you can change people’s minds and behaviors by presenting them with new information and new thoughts. If this were generally so, moral philosophers would behave better than the rest of us. They don’t.
Brooks started the column talking about "truth". These classes do not teach truths. They try to manipulate with "new information and new thoughts". The new info is that Whites should accept Jews telling them that they are inferior to Blacks.

If you actually tell people the truth about Whites and Blacks, they accept it.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

NW Europeans invented the market economy

I mentioned theories about how the European invention of individuality may have predated Christianity.

Now anthropologist Peter Frost writes:

Some say the "Western European Marriage Pattern" began with Western Christianity — what would become Roman Catholicism and, later, Protestantism. By forbidding cousin marriages and by framing morality in terms of universal rules, the Western Church laid the basis for a new civilization (Schulz et al. 2019). Others say this pattern goes farther back in time; the Western Church thus assimilated pre-existing social norms from its northwest European converts (Frost 2017; Frost 2020).

Whatever the cause, northwest Europeans possess a behavioral package that has helped them create larger social networks independently of kinship. One example is the market economy. Keep in mind the distinction between "market economy" and "markets." The latter are as old as history, and yet for most of history they were little more than marketplaces — pockets of economic activity limited in time and space, incapable of becoming the main organizing principle of society. That role was filled by kinship. Production of goods for a market was secondary to the reproduction of life for one’s family and kin group.

The market economy did not originate in the markets of Greece and Rome. It ultimately goes back to the North Sea communities of the seventh century. There, trade underwent a sustained expansion that would in time eclipse trade on the Mediterranean, eventually creating the current global economy (Callmer 2002, see also Barrett et al. 2004).

A visitor to Earth a few millenium ago might have thought that modern civilization would first arise in China, India, Persia, or Egypt. But NW Europe passed up everybody in the several centuries. Then the USA passed them up. Academics commonly attribute this to Age of Enlightenment. Its supporters "hail it as the source of everything that is progressive about the modern world. For them, it stands for freedom of thought, rational inquiry, critical thinking, religious tolerance, political liberty, scientific achievement, the pursuit of happiness, and hope for the future." However history shows that NW Europe started leaping ahead many centuries earlier. The previous Dark Ages laid the seeds for individualism, Christianity, rationalism, and the market economy. Frost goes on to relate this to nationalism, liberalism, and globalism.
The liquidation of the nation-state was a process, not a point in time. Over the twentieth century our national elites went global and lost any loyalty they once had to the old working class of the West, eventually viewing it as an anachronism. After weighing the costs and benefits, they concluded it should be replaced with cheaper labor from other sources. The old working class has thus been caught in a vice. On the one hand, high-paying jobs are outsourced to low-wage countries; on the other hand, low-wage labor is insourced for those jobs that cannot be outsourced, typically in services and construction. The result? Non-elite individuals have seen their wages stagnate throughout the West, particularly in the United States. And the peoples of the West are being progressively replaced, even in their ancestral homelands.

Well, so what? Yes, they created the concept of the market economy, but that concept no longer belongs exclusively to them and no longer requires their existence. So why should they continue to exist?

The elites benefit from these shifts. The rich are richer than ever. But why would the American middle class go along with such a destructive scheme? It all seems like a stupid Netflix movie.

Saturday, January 02, 2021

China bans overeating

The Western news media like to blame Red China for human rights abuses, such as putting Moslems in anti-Islam re-education camps, or using slave labor to manufacture Apple products. But these seem like sensible moves that any dictatorship would do.

China does spy on its own citizens, but I have never heard of it doing anything worse than the NY Times joining in the racial bullying and doxing of an innocent 15-year-old girl.

But now China has crossed a line, and moved to deny universal human rights.

The London Guardian reports:

Xi Jinping’s war on waste is set to be enshrined in law, with the submission of draft legislation to China’s highest legal committee recommending large fines for businesses that enable or promote wasting food. ...

The popular phenomenon of mukbang videos – performative eating videos which originated in Korea and often feature excessive binge eating – were also banned.

Under the draft law submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Tuesday, food service operators face penalties if they induce or mislead consumers to “order excessive meals and cause obvious waste”.

These stories make me proud to be American.

The mayor of New York did try to ban very large soda drinks, but he was decisively defeated by the wider public. We will never give up our guns, Bibles, or right to eat excessive meals.

Friday, January 01, 2021

Argentina Finally Legalizes Abortion

Another country has abolished its religious scruples, and gone along with the globalist program for transforming society.

The problem here is not that millions of Catholic souls will end up in Limbo. They probably would have been going to Hell anyway, so Limbo might be a good deal.

No, the problem is neatly explained by this essay:

Abortion of course isn’t purely about ghoulishly slaughtering children, as many evangelicals would have you believe. It is about completely flipping upside-down the power dynamics of society.

Free abortion creates a situation where women have an unlimited, free-for-all type ability to use sex to influence and manipulate men. It also fully removes any and all responsibility from women, enabling them to act with absolute impunity, without worrying about the consequences of any action.

We’ve seen this process take place in every single country where women have been given rights: women take over the society, and then basically just totally destroy everything, even whilst it does not appear to benefit them collectively or individually.

Now, the rest of the Latin American nations which have held out against this global vaginal onslaught are going to begin falling like dominos, as everyone on the planet gets lined up to come together under this new banner of global tyranny.

Men get suckered into thinking that they can pretend to be supporting women's rights, and in reality getting worry-free sexual favors.

The author of the above wrote a good Christmas essay. For his opinions, he has been banned from the .com domain of the internet, from Google, from the banking system, and from social media. He has to hide out because of the harassing lawsuits against him.