Monday, February 07, 2022

Do not get caught doing a Monkey Gesture

I mentioned attacks on EO Wilson, the recently-deceased famous ant biologist, and here is another:
Evolutionary ideas continue to be used by “race realists,” scientists and commentators alike, to promote ideology regarding the origin and implications of individual differences among humans that fall into socially-constructed racial groups. ...

Wilson pontificated that arguing for equity among groups of people was ideologically similar to racism, adding the evocative phrase “my way of putting it would be that anti-racism is the last refuge of scoundrels.”

Wilson left his papers to the Library of Congress, and someone spent three months scouring them for evidence of racism. He did not find any, but he did find where Wilson supported the academic freedom of scholars who might be called race realists. In particular, "Rushton’s disturbing attempts to enshrine his pseudoscientific beliefs about the biological basis of racial personality differences (from IQ, to sexual promiscuity, to criminality) into the scientific literature."
A year later, Rushton again asked Wilson to sponsor a PNAS article (box 143, folder 11). Wilson declined. This time, the article is explicitly about race, promoting Rushton’s now infamous ideas about applying r-K selection theory to racial differences.18 A few months later, Rushton submitted the paper to Ethology and Sociobiology, for which Wilson provided a strong positive review (box 143 folder 11), although it was eventually rejected.

In summary, r-K selection theory was a term coined by Wilson to describe how evolutionary forces may act to produce two types of reproductive strategies: “r” in which organisms produce many offspring with little parental care and “K” in which organisms produce few offspring and care for them greatly. In his pseudoscientific analyses, Rushton proposed that people of African ancestry were “r” strategists and people of European and Asian ancestry were “K” strategists.

So do Africans have more babies than Europeans and Asians, or not?

These are not socially constructed racial groups. They are defined by continent of origin.

The issue here is not whether Rushton is right or wrong. The issue is whether this is legitimate research. Today's leftists do not want to permit such research.

Pro hockey seems to have acquired an obsession for monkey gestures:

The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacob Panetta on Sunday after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction.

The league said the indefinite suspension is pending a hearing under its collective bargaining agreement with its players. Jacksonville then announced it had to decided to cut Panetta. ...

comes in the wake of minor league forward Krystof Hrabik’s 30-game suspension for making a racial gesture during a Jan. 12 AHL game.

Video posted by P.K. Subban on Twitter shows Panetta taking a monkey-like pose while Jordan Subban is being led away by an official. ...

“As I began to turn my back he started making monkey gestures at me so I punched him in the face multiple times and he turtled like the coward he is,” Subban posted.

So a Black player go beserck on the ice and punches out a White player for a monkey gesture?

Of the two players accused of monkey gestures, one got a 30-game suspension, and the other was kicked off the team entirely.

I have searched, and I cannot figure out what a monkey gesture is. Supposedly this video shows it, but I don't see anything unusual.

Joe Rogan has learned that he has to avoid the N-word, even if he just referring to the word in a neutral way, or acknowledging that Blacks use the word all the time. I guess we all have to avoid monkey gestures also, but I don't even know what they are. I doubt that ignorance will be a defense.

Yahoo reports:

The same judge who presided over the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin signed the no-knock warrant that led to the fatal shooting of Amir Locke, several Minnesota outlets reported.
Judge Peter Cahill probably thought that he was safe from the BLM/antiracism forces because he helped avenge the death of George Floyd. Not any more. He has now killed a Black man. If Chauvin is a racist killer of a Black man under color of legal authority, then the same will be said of Judge Cahill. Maybe someone will find video of him doing a monkey gesture, and he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Update: Police video of the raid.

A Leftist hate site has a database of racist gestures, but no monkey gesture is listed.

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