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Americans generally take a dim view of lying and liars. We venerate George-“I cannot tell a lie—Washington and those giving testimony in court must swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth and those lying under oath risk being be found guilty of perjury, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison in federal cases. Particularly relevant is how universities punish those falsifying research. All in all, while deceitfulness may be ubiquitous in today’s morally challenged environment, mendacity has yet to become a valued cultural norm.

Why, then, do so many university administrators, including presidents at elite schools, tell bold-faced lies regarding race-related issues? (We assume that campus administrators know that reality differs from what they assert and this, technically, makes them liars) On the advice of counsel, I’ll prudently skip naming names but these lies are all too familiar: we don’t discriminate on race, affirmative action admittees are academically equal to non-AA admits, there are no racial quotas, African Americans are not disproportionately found at the bottom of class rankings, diversity enriches campus intellectual life, students of color struggle academically due to invisible white privilege, unconscious faculty bias, retention will work if we just supply adequate remediation, and on, and on.

These falsehoods are remarkable insofar as they often emanate from administrators who as faculty spent decades pursuing truth and nothing but the truth knowing that exposure as a cheat would be career-ending. Indeed, if federal research funds are used in bogus research, the culprit might face criminal changes and be forced to return the funds. Do professors receive an official lying license when moving from the Physics Department to the Provost’s Office? Does the administrative job description include a talent for knowing how to keep a straight face when telling former colleagues that standards are not being lowered in the latest drive to increase faculty diversity? Might the new big salaries of administrators be compensation for the awaiting humiliation that comes with public dishonesty, a sort of combat pay in today’s contentious universities?

 

Such lying cannot be a psychological pathology—over a decades-long career chronic dissemblers would never move up the academic greasy pole. Nor can this mendacity be dismissed as socially essential “little white lies,” for example, attributing a colleague’s death to heart failure, not alcoholism in an obituary.

Let me suggest that high-level mendacity can be best be explained by today’s academic incentive structure and, conversely, truth-telling is a liability save among very private conversations with trusted colleagues. Now for the Great Principle of PC Academic Advancement: only would-be administrators who boldly lie in public can be trusted since their future utterances are totally predictable; on the other hand, who knows what a truth-teller might say? Lie-flavored PC Kool-Aid is the “energy drink” that helps ambitious academics advance their careers when they opt for administrative positions. The truth-telling Dean is a loose cannon, and nobody wants a loose cannon making important decisions.

What search committee for Yale’s next president would invite a candidate whose letters of reference celebrate his uncompromising honesty regarding hot-button taboo topics, particularly those that might be deemed offensive to thin-skinned minority groups? Could this “Honest Abe” defeat a rival notable for his skill at deceiving agitated social justice warriors while misleading the press about a campus cheating scandal? Clearly a no brainer—chose the liar. When was the last time a campus had to call in the police because an administrator had lied about illegally admitting unqualified blacks?

Understanding this incentive structure begin with the pressures for social uniformity in any social groups including the university’s apparatchiki. Whether it is a fraternity or a university’s administrative elite, if 2+2=5 evolves into the dominating the orthodoxy, announcing 2+2=5 is the rite de passage for admission. There are worse humiliations–outlaw motorcycle gangs have initiation rituals where prospective members lie on the floor in full regalia while members urinate on them.

Keep in mind that private heresies are irrelevant; nobody cares about private options provided the PC gods are honored in public. The public profession of the PC faith is so easy and so gratifying on today’s campus that only a fool could resist, and who would hire a fool as school President?

And speaking of committee search requirements, what committee would list “courage” as a job pre-requisite? Hard to imagine the sentence, “Successful candidates must be willing to face hostile groups and forcefully defend the university’s core intellectual mission even if physically threatened.” A military background is bad enough in today’s wussy climate, but for a candidate to have personally led his troops into battle is, ironically. the kiss of death. Cowardice—draft dodging, for example– would be, to use admission-speak, a plus factor in assessing a resume.

Moreover, climbing up today’s administrative ladder entails serial lying with winning job candidates telling the most outrageous lies in the shortest time. Makes perfect sense since recruitment committees typically include representatives of campus grievance groups whose support is non-negotiable (grievance groups exercise a so-called “Polish Veto”). So many aggrieved constituencies, so little time and only a second-raters would just allude to the Queer Studies Department and stop at that; the winner in this mendacity derby would insist that Queer Studies is vital to the university’s historic mission and as President he/she would increase its funding. The upshot is, of course, that schools will hire only the best serial liars—no amateurs need apply.

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The University of Chicago’s Robert Maynard Hutchins once opined that his job was to provide football for the alums, parking for the faculty and sex for the undergraduates. Today, perhaps second only to fund-raising, the university’s president’s paramount job is to keep the peace, and this often entails lying with great sincerity and this is especially true if grievances are inconsequential. Woe to the administrator who fails to give an Oscar-winning performance when campus Hispanics riot when served enchiladas prepared by white hillbillies in the school’s cafeteria.

Nor are there disincentives for lying on today’s “post-truth” academic environment. It would be professional suicide for a professor to call out the school’s president on the claim that affirmative action admittees are just as qualified as other students. Everybody has to “get with the program” and “mere” professors who object will pay the price. Sad to say, provided the mendacious administrator remains in the administrative world where dishonesty is socially sanctioned, he/she enjoys diplomatic immunity. In fact, a would-be top administrator can probably misrepresent past accomplishments but need not worry that former colleagues will tell tales. Colleagues who have drunk gallons of the PC Kool-Aid late into the night will not rat on each other.

Clearly, ridding the campus of the PC Pox will require hiring administrators who relish honesty but how do we measure this trait and convince others that telling the naked truth is vital to a university, even if this brings raucous discord? Should prospective administrators be required to take a test to assess their commitment to truth? Encourage military veterans who’ve earned at least a bronze star to apply? What about hiring only those close to retirement since they no longer care about being harassed for being blunt?

Assuming that current universities are worth rescuing from the PC plague, it is essential that truth-telling and courage be made integral to the administrator’s job description. Alas, given all the obstacles, particularly today’s robust market for clever liars, we must start modestly. To use administrative-speak, fans of truth and the courage to speak it might list these virtues as “two of many factors in a holistic assessment” alongside the usual criteria such as sexual preference and commitment to diversity. Indeed, with a little luck, a demonstrated passion for the truth and nothing but the truth and a willingness to express it might be considered a “tie breaker” or even a “plus factor” in recruiting university administrators.

 
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  1. Too late! Too late! The rot is too deep!

  2. This entire piece assumes that the people who decide to arbitrage across to ‘admin’ are people “who as faculty spent decades pursuing truth and nothing but the truth knowing that exposure as a cheat would be career-ending“.

    J’en doute. J’en doute très très fort.

    Where’s the evidence for that assumption?

    It strikes me as an appallingly bad assumption.

    It’s almost as bad as assuming that the very best barristers become judges – when all the available evidence strongly suggests that the opposite is true: barristers who find themselves at 50 with a practice that cannot make enough money to retire on, go to the bench as a mechanism to secure a state pension.

    That holds with very few exceptions – and the exceptions are the most worrisome from the point of view of quality jurisprudence: the exceptions are the people who become judges because of an innate desire to boss people around.

    Doubtless there are some quality academics who move to admin, but in 20 years of exposure to academe, I cannot think of one off the top of my head.

    I am not counting departmental heads – or even ‘head of school’ positions – as ‘admin’ here, because by and large departmental heads are just the most senior academic staffer, and the position itself is largely titular.

    The reason that ‘pure’ admin wallahs talk bullshit, is because their role is primarily business development: they are hucksters, and invariably second-rate as academics.

    • Agree: TomSchmidt
  3. JLK says:

    Affirmative action was born of good intentions by those who thought that changing the experience of being black in America by promoting apparent academic success would jump-start a permanent improvement.

    Whatever one thinks of the experiment itself, the uniformity with which it was embraced by academia, corporate America and the media seems to raise legitimate suspicions that it was somehow centrally coordinated. By whom?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Realist
    , @bt
    , @Josecanuc
  4. anon[142] • Disclaimer says:
    @JLK

    Affirmative action was born of good intentions…..

    how do you know?

    your second paragraph is likely closer to the truth

  5. Anon[197] • Disclaimer says:

    Keep in mind that private heresies are irrelevant; nobody cares about private options provided the PC gods are honored in public.

    Yep, it’s a ‘religious’ war. It’s about ‘gods’ and heresies.

    It all depends on what we mean by ‘lie’.

    If a rational person says he believes in evolution based on facts, he is speaking scientific truth. But, if he then says that he, as a good Catholic, believes in God, in the Divinity of Jesus, and miracles, would he be lying? After all, there are no facts that support the existence of God or Jesus as the Son of God or miracles.
    Also, we may ask how a rational person who accepts modern science could also believe in God and religion that have no basis in factual evidence. And yet, we are okay with such a person because we tend to separate Reason and Faith. We tolerate and even honor people who are, at once, rational & scientific AND religious & faith-oriented. It’s as if we feel that leading a fact-based life isn’t enough; people need some kind of ‘spiritual’ meaning or purpose in life.

    Now, such consideration may not seem to matter in the academia that is supposed to be about reason, logic, science, and study of truth. And yet, every society is ‘spiritual’ about something. It holds certain narratives, icons, and dogma as sacrosanct. Marxism and Leninism were holy in the Soviet Union despite its official commitment to Scientific Materialism. Marx was god, Lenin was a moses-figure. So, a university head in the USSR would have gotten in hot water if he questioned the wisdom of Marx and Lenin.
    Then, the same applies in the West. While all these academics claim to be rational, factual, and logical, the fact is they are ideological and ‘idological’. They cling to certain Narratives and Dogmas as all-explaining, near-divine or prophetic. And most likely, they grew up worshiping certain icons and idols as sacred and holy-shmoly. In the presence of certain ideas or images, they’ve been trained to talk in hushed reverent tones.

    So, what are some of the sacro-idols & ideologies of the West? Much of it has to do with certain favored groups. Blacks are deemed a holy race. Much of it has to do with ‘white guilt’ and ‘white fever’. Historical guilt over slavery and racial discrimination. But also white ‘fever’ for Negroes as superior sportsmen, singers, and studs & biatches. So, blacks are prized as both the American moses and the Golden Calf. White attitude toward blacks is both of reverence and revelry. “I worship MLK as saint-matyr… and I wish he would hump my wife.” But there is also the element of fear. Because blacks are vocal, loud, aggressive, and demanding, white folks wet their pants in fear of black rage. So, they figure the best way to calm blacks down is to appease them at every turn.

    But there is another reason for White Guilt & Fever. Jewish Supremacist Power. Jews are rich and powerful but only 2% of the US population. As such, Jewish Supremacist Power relies on white support. But it is not natural for white goyim to favor Jewish interests over white interests. It is not natural for whites to favor Jewish identity over white identity. But without the support of whites, Jewish Power is like a head without a body. After all, even as Neocons cooked up Wars for Israel, it required white tax payers, white generals, white managers, white bureaucrats, white soldiers, and etc to carry them out.
    It’s like British Power was both awesome and fragile in India. Brits had modern guns and could mow down lots of people. So, they could strike fear into the Hindus. BUT, without the collaboration of the native brown masses, what could a few 100,000 Brits do in India for the long haul? So, the Brits did everything possible to suppress Indian nationalism and persuade the natives that the true glory of India depended on it being the Jewel in the British Crown. To serve British Glory was the duty of good Indians. At some point, Indians said ‘bullshi*’ and demanded their own identity and interests. And then, the Brits were finished in India.

    Jews feel the same way in the US. It was never natural for white goyim and/or Christians to serve Jews who are only 2% of the population. It was even more unnatural for whites to favor Jews over themselves. And now, it is totally unnatural for whites to praise and honor Jews who are the main force behind anti-white vitriol in the US. Jews in NYT are now calling for the polyglotization of the US to replace whites with. Jews look upon whites like Zionists looked upon Palestinians. A people to replace. In Palestine, Jews alone could do it. But in the West, Jews need the globo-numbers of Diversity to replace whites. Of course, Jews don’t intend to get rid of whites entirely. Indeed, if all whites were to vanish and if the West were made up only of Jews and non-whites, Jews would be in serious trouble as they can’t guilt-bait non-whites(who also happen to be less competent and more dependent). Jews want Diversity to the extent that future whites won’t be able to form a solid majority bloc and use populist democracy to challenge and overthrow Jewish Power. Hungarians could choose nationalism and drive out Soros-ism because they are the solid majority. But it’s increasingly difficult for the White Party to win elections in the US. Jews figure that Diversity will undermine white electoral power. And PC divides whites into two camps, with both camps sucking up to Jews. In the US, the ‘right’ vs ‘left’ among whites amount to progs calling conzos ‘nazis’ AND conzos calling progs ‘anti-semites’ because, supposedly, the Democrats are only 100% than 200% for Israel(like GOP cucks are). Jews must be laughing at the white tards. Anyway, as whites lose out to Diversity, Jews figure that one bunch of whites will embrace Diversity as their salvation(from past ‘racism’) and another bunch of whites(the nationalists) will lose heart and just surrender since their power is lost forever. (Look at the state of conservatives in California. They are like the Palestinian minority in Israel. They figure, “if you can’t beat em, join em.” They got the Stockholm Syndrome.)

    Still, the Jewish strategy is paradoxical. Jews are weakening white power because they rely on white power. If Jewish supremacism relies on white power, it would seem that Jews would want white power to be stronger. After all, it would be stupid for a rider to weaken his horse. Naturally, he wants a fast and strong horse. And yet, he has to destroy the will of the horse. He has to weaken the horse’s independent spirit because if the horse is not broken-in-spirit and has horse-pride, it would run off by itself than being a servant-animal to a human rider. Likewise, on the one hand, Jews prize white power like a rider prizes a powerful horse. But Jews fear white pride + white power. Jews want white power without the pride. That way, white power can be manipulated into serving something other than whiteness. White Power + White Guilt means whites will feel a need to redeem themselves. Since whiteness = guilt, whites can only find redemption by serving another people(deemed morally superior to whites). And this is why Jews have pushed the Shoah Cult. Whites have been made to feel like they committed the worst crime of all time against the finest people on Earth, the Jews. But while Jews are accomplished in wit, intellect, and comedy, they don’t excite whites in other areas. In contrast, Negroes have loud voices, athleticism, and bouncy booties & bigger dongs, the kind of stuff that can be packaged as entertainment for white folks seeking instant thrills. Also, blacks are the ONLY people who can weaken white male pride. While Jews can bait White Guilt, Jewish guys cannot rob white men of manhood. If the US had no blacks, whites would dominate idols of manhood. But blacks are more muscular and aggressive. And they got bigger dongs. And so, white manhood has been crushed. And that means jungle fever among white women. So, whites are paralyzed not only by white guilt but white cucky-wuckery. Since white males lose their manhood to blacks in sports, song, and sex, they try to regain it by joining the military; and then Jews can use such whites to fight Wars for Israel. John McCain Syndrome. Notice how McCain was a total cucky-wuck when it came to Jews, blacks, and browns. But he was so useful to Jews as a barking dog against Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians, Russians(people hated by Jews), and white patriots. Serving as a growling dog of Jewish Power was the ONLY way McCain could regain his manhood.

    But, Jewish strategy may lose out in the long run. True, Jews are smart to subvert white pride and manipulate white guilt to make white power serve Jewish supremacism. White Power minus pride and plus guilt will serve something other than whiteness. It will serve what is deemed sacred and redemptive in the West. But when white power is made to lose so much pride & confidence and go into pathetic cucky-wuck mode, might it not be useful any longer to Jewish supremacism? There are signs of this already in the British Labour Party. Whites in the Labour Party are such self-hating whites that they’ve surrendered to Mass Immigration and Diversity. And that means cucky whites sucking up to Muslims and Africans who feel no sympathy for Jews. British Jews pushed Diversity in the UK to guilt-bait whites, but now, the guilt-infected whites in the Labour Party feel more sympathy for Palestinians than for Jews. They are committed to serving Diversity at any cost, especially to the detriment of whites. But such weakened and self-loathing white power(lessness) becomes not only useless but dangerous to Jews. If indeed Diversity is the highest good, then cucky-wuck ‘good’ whites must side with ‘poor’ Muslims against rich Jews(whom are regarded as white by Diversity).

    As Jewish supremacists control media and academia, the Holy Three are Jews, blacks, and homos. Diversity is a sacred dogma, but it isn’t identity-specific. After all, it is permissible in the West to badmouth Muslims and scare-monger about Yellow Peril. Also, poking fun at Mexicans isn’t a cardinal sin either though disapproved. Jews prize blacks above other non-whites because black guys are the only ones who can kick white butt and rob whites of manhood. Also, the bellowing voice of blacks(as with MLK) is more effective in filling whites with ‘guilt’. It sounds like god hisself admonishing whites for their ‘sinful’ ways. In contrast, Jews can’t rely on oratory to guilt-bait whites. Woody Allen or Adam Sandler giving a “I have a dream” speech just wouldn’t cut it. Also, Jews prize homos because both groups are heavily involved in entertainment and vanity industry that are central to the current decadent West and its culture of narcissism. Also, homo poopchutzpah has the same kind of egotism as Jewish chutzpah. Homos aren’t no longer content with tolerance. They demand to be worshiped, and Jews have promoted this side of homo-ness to finally destroy Christianity, a religion they loathe, by having it replaced with Homomania.

    So, returning to why universities lie so much. They are controlled by Jewish supremacists who’ve turned Jew-worship, Afromania, and Homomania as the most sacred neo-religions of America. Religions cannot be questioned. It’s a matter of faith. It doesn’t matter if the object of faith is true or false. What matters is it’s SACRED, therefore unquestionable. Since Jews are holy, we must love Jews and never criticize Jewish Power. We must even shut down free speech as ‘hate speech’ for its blasphemy against Jewish holiness. And since blacks are the holy race of MLK-as-new-moses and Muhammad-Ali-as-new-hero, we must admire them and believe they got the midas touch. So, any problem arising from blacks must be the fault of some other group… namely white goy! And homos, oh homos, we must worship the homos and drape church after church with ‘gay’ symbols.
    Matters of Faith are immune to charges of lies and mendacity. The fact is PC isn’t merely ideological or political. It is about hallowing certain ideas into mantras, certain narratives into canon, and certain idols/icons into gods & heroes.

    Now, surely there are goy elites in academia who know the truth but play along. It’s often about craven careerism, but then, no one wants to regard himself as a coward. So, they rationalize that they really believe in the official lies. But then, when certain lies have been elevated as items of faith, it doesn’t matter if it is true or false. All that matters is that it is HOLY, and what is deemed holy is self-justifying and doesn’t need to be backed by facts… just like it’d be absurd to insist that a man of faith present evidence for God. Even though the academia is ostensibly secular and rational, it just so happens that human psychology, being what it is, always favors ‘faith’ over facts. After all, facts are cold and hard whereas faith is warm and fuzzy. Just as people prefer a warm soft bed over a cold hard floor, even secular and rational people are emotionally drawn to the sacral glow over the stark truth.

    Also, the flipside of the warm fuzzy sacral glow is the vanity of virtue. It’s hard to feel virtuous over facts. Facts determine something as true or false, not as righteous or wicked. In contrast, faith is about feeling not only holy but holier-than-thou. And in order to feel morally supreme over others, there needs to be witches, heretics, blasphemers, and goblins. And according to PC, the greatest ‘sins’ are ‘racism’, ‘antisemitism’, and ‘homophobia’. (Sometimes ‘misogyny’ is included, but this is an off-and-on thing because Jewish-controlled music, movie, and sex industries rely so much on treating women as a bunch of whores and sluts.) In a world without God, the ONLY way that secular people can feel holier-than-thou is to throw fits about the neo-sins of ‘racism’, ‘antisemitism’, and ‘homophobia’, matters which are not to be discussed or critiqued but accepted, worshiped, and obeyed. So, even facts can be denounced as ‘racist’(blacks commit lots of crime because they are naturally stronger and more aggressive), ‘antisemitic’(Jews have the commanding power in the West due to higher IQ and tribal networking), and ‘homophobic’(the reason why AIDS spread like wildfire in the 80s was because of mass orgies of fecal penetration within the fruit community). They are facts but they run counter to the favored holy-shmoly image of blacks as eternal saints, Jews as eternal victims, and homos as perfect angels.

    So, to deal with the lies of academia, we must first tackle the fact of how PC turned certain lies into matters of faith, therefore immune to facts and truth.

  6. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    This is Mr. Weissberg’s first article published here in more than six months. He has always been one of the weakest columnists at The Unz Review, a predictable race-baiter with a clunky style and tin ear for humor. I had hoped that he had moved on, or that the website’s increasing prominence and quality had left no place for him.

    This article has apparently been rewritten by someone else, as it is relatively free of the embarrassing misspellings, typographical errors, and other mistakes in most of Mr. Weissberg’s previous pieces. Beyond technical editing, the phrasing, flow, and rhythm sound like those of a different, better writer.

    But this is still just junk food for that segment of the readership who can’t get enough reassurance that they are better than black people. I learned nothing because there is no evidence presented for the central assertion; the article simply expresses opinions about the degradation of higher education that most of us already share. “On the advice of counsel, I’ll prudently skip naming names …” seems to me a thin cover for a lack of research and fresh insight.

  7. Why, then, do so many university administrators, including presidents at elite schools, tell bold-faced lies regarding race-related issues?

    Incentives matter.

    They lie for two very good reasons:

    1. They are rewarded monetarily for it. They get to keep their cushy jobs and live in nice college towns.

    2. They are rewarded emotionally for it. They get to feel good about themselves and morally superior to Bad Whites.

    No great mystery here.

    • Replies: @Josecanuc
  8. @Kratoklastes

    The reason that ‘pure’ admin wallahs talk bullshit, is because their role is primarily business development: they are hucksters, and invariably second-rate as academics.

    Agreed. They lie because that’s who they are. If you can fog a mirror you are eligible for a tax payer guaranteed student loan. Admin are pigs at the trough.

  9. @anonymous

    Since you apparently live in a cave and seem unable to use Google, here you go:

    http://asianamericanforeducation.org/en/issue/discrimination-on-admissions/

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/10/22/asian-american-admit-sat-scores/

    Personally, I don’t care much. Telling me that the system is corrupt and discriminates in the favor of blacks and Hispanics is hardly anything new. We live in a theocracy (in this case, it’s the Cult of Equality that holds power). These types of things happen in a theocracy.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Anon
  10. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    One of the problems of ideological conformity in colleges is that there is likely to be fewer whistle-blowers. Liberal colleagues and students cover up for Liberal professors, and conservative colleagues and students cover up for Conservative professors.

    If there are lots of Libs and Cons in universities, a Conservative might blow the whistle on Lib wrong-doing, and a Liberal might blow the whistle on Con wrong-doing. But when colleges are so overwhelming Liberal(and/or Jewish), then there is likely to be fewer whistle-blowing on corrupt peers due to ideological and/or tribal solidarity. Also, in a setting that is mostly Liberal, a conscientious Liberal who blows the whistle on Liberal corruption might be shunned by most of his peers who are Liberal and prize ideological solidarity over truth and integrity. They may well believe that anything that gives ammo to the other side(the evil right-wing) is an act of betrayal. They see it as War between Good and Evil, not a discourse on right and wrong.

  11. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    My criticisms seemed pretty clear, but let me try again: Your comment is more informative than the article.

  12. Beliavsky says:

    A recent Associated Press article “Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances” is a good example of administrators’ lying.

  13. Anon[147] • Disclaimer says:

    First things first: I’m glad you are back to writing (here, at least. I’ll admit I haven’t used Google to see if you were writing for different outlets). I hope your columns will appear regularly again, it is always a pleasure.

    “Do professors receive an official lying license when moving from the Physics Department to the Provost’s Office?”

    As Robert Trivers expounded: the more socially-related the subject (even of your research) is, the more personal success will come to depend on how the research’s results comform to what is desired by the majority. In other words, the more it will have to be not true.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  14. anon[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    But this is still just junk food for that segment of the readership who can’t get enough reassurance that they are better than black people.

    yes, i worry about that every day

  15. JLK says:

    The Larry Summers incident is a good example of what happens when an academic administrator speaks truth in the face of political correctness.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  16. Dan Hayes says:
    @JLK

    JLK:

    Especially since that was probably one of the few honest political statements ever made by Larry Summers over the course of his distinguished academic career.

  17. Dan Hayes says:

    Note: this article has been republished in this morning’s Zero Hedge.

  18. “Assuming that current universities are worth rescuing from the PC plague”

    They are not.

    It is fitting consolation that, like the majority of diseases, it feasts on the weak.

    • Agree: Realist
  19. Wally says: • Website

    Try debating anything with academic leftists / Jews and it’s guaranteed you’ll end up with the fake ‘Auschwitz’ narrative. In fact you will be called a ‘Nazi’ simply by debating them.

    All those lies are enabled by the ultimate Big Lie. The fake & impossible ’6M Jews & gas chambers’.

    “There’s No Business Like Shoah Business”

  20. anon[348] • Disclaimer says:

    Or we could build “Truth” into the campus motto, for e.g.

    Harvard’s motto: Veritas (Truth)

    Yale’s motto: Lux et Veritas (Light and Truth)

    That works well. We know the Harvard dean was telling nothing but the truth at the recent affirmative action trial.

  21. anon[348] • Disclaimer says:

    Or we could build “Truth” into the campus motto, for e.g.

    Harvard’s motto: Veritas (Truth)

    Yale’s motto: Lux et Veritas (Light and Truth)

    That usually keeps them straight. We know the Harvard dean was telling nothing but the truth at the recent affirmative action trial.;-)

  22. Once when I was an undergrad writing a research paper, I accidentally wandered near the ‘third rail’. I mentioned that one of the people whose work I was analyzing came from a (very crowded) Asian country and that perhaps his background there influenced how he sees people in America, including American cities etc.

    Boy was I slapped down, and hard. “How dare you assume that just because someone comes from….etc etc.” — The point of this story? We learn early and often how not to get thrown out of school, or worse. Amplify this many-fold and you end up with the creature under study here: the academic administrator.

    Why do they lie? Their lie-vlihoods depend on it. When your paycheck (not to mention acceptance into a particular society) depends on believing an untruth, most people quickly get over their initial discomfort. Before long they’re True Believers and they’re happily slapping down people right and left.

    • Replies: @Josecanuc
  23. @Kratoklastes

    I wonder how you would react to someone, let’s say a barrister friend, opining that one would like to think that the best economiic thinkers spend years in Treasury or the central bank but that “all the available evidence” is that the opposite is true. I suspect you would say “mate, that’s pub talk: I would expect better of you”.

    Set aside the magistracy even though it is professional in all or most states of Australia and mostly drawn from the Bar and solicitors who appear in court. Set aside the complication that “best” could be the modestly charging barrister whose opinions on wills, trusts, probate and associated tax matters are the gold standard or the leader in commercial cases with a High Court practice who earns twice as much. I have known more than an adequate sample of barristers (and solicitors and academic lswyers) and judges to be able to say that I just don’t recogniise the judge as someone who accepts appointment because it will enable him to boss people around. Mind you a small sampling of the work of magistrates has shown me some rather cranky, even bullying, behaviour and there has been plenty of irritability displayed on the judicial bench.

    Historically, appointment to a superior court, such as state Supreme Courts or higher was an honour and a duty to accept if the barrister could afford it. It was also well enough paid to maintain an uppermiddle class life in an expensive city and there was no retirement age.

    Coming up to date I think a better example than your 50 year old offered Supreme Court – and probably County or District Court -apointment would be a 60 year old in Victoria who faces a ridiculous retirement age of 70 and also needs a full 10 years service to get the full pension. How many 60 year olds are so confident of their future health that they will say “Darling, I so enjoy my 70 hour weeks earning the $3 million a year that you and your predecessor spend so well that I am going to turn down that appointment which, anyway, would no longer make you Lady Goldlover”.

    I remember one of the first Supreme Court judges I met was a Western Australian whose name I forget but do remember tellling me that acceptance of appointment to the Bench was for him determined by getting to his mid fifties and recognising that he no longer had youthful energy. In the case of County/District Court judges I suspect that those who accept appointment in their 40s or early 50s are content to acknowledge that they were not destined to be highflyers and/or were attracted to a low pressure regular hours life involving little after court hours research or judgment writing and plenty of time for avocations, and, yes a pension after ten years and reaching the age of 60. But they aren’t those who illustrate and validate your point.

  24. Bill H says: • Website

    “Americans generally take a dim view of lying and liars.”
    And yet we elect them regularly and reelect them more than 85% of the time.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  25. Anon[145] • Disclaimer says:

    College admins lie about race because of money. Their goal as a business is to make as much money as possible. They have 2 ways of doing so, full tuition and scholarships.

    Jews as a group have a higher income than Anglo-Saxon whites, which is why there’s a higher number of Jews in colleges than there should be if you go by their percentage of the US population, and there’s a higher percentage of Jews admitted to colleges with mediocre test scores than Anglo-Saxon whites. As long as Daddy can pay full tuition for them, they get in.

    As for blacks, you need to look at scholarships. A ton of blacks are in college solely because of scholarships. Many scholarships were established in the do-good decades of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s that are earmarked ONLY for blacks. As long as blacks show up at the college’s door with scholarships that pays full tuition, the college wants them, but the college also realizes that it won’t get that scholarship money easily because a lot of blacks have never heard about the scholarship or even the school. Therefore, colleges have build up a vast administration that is solely aimed at finding black students and connecting them with scholarships. They don’t make this amount of effort for whites unless they’re athletes.

    This is because there are far fewer scholarships that are intended for whites, as a percentage of their numbers, than there are for blacks. No ever went out and deliberately established scholarships for whites only. This means that whites are neglected when it comes to having scholarship money, and all too often they can’t pay full tuition. Therefore, the administration isn’t keen on them. Often, to get them at all, colleges have to offer a deal where the white students don’t have to pay full tuition. But this isn’t what the college wants. The college wants to make as much money as possible. Yet there are still more white students than any other ethnic group, so colleges can’t ignore them. It just makes getting in more difficult for them.

    As for Asians, there aren’t very many scholarships aimed at Asians alone. They’re in the same boat as whites. Now Asians, on average, make a higher income than whites, so in theory they ought to be more desirable for colleges. But they aren’t. This is because Asians mostly live on the coasts in the US, where the higher cost of living eats up salaries. Their parents still have trouble paying full tuition. So Asians have to be cut a deal too to get them in. Yet colleges still prefer whites to Asians, because whites as alumi donate more than Asians. There’s another aspect. Unless a college cuts a deal for some whites, they’ll just go to that 15K state U instead of that 60K Ivy. If all your whites flee the most expensive colleges because of costs, those colleges will go out of business. There are not enough Asians to take up the slack. Whites are still colleges’ bread and butter, if somewhat neglected. So colleges, if given a choice to giving deals to whites or Asians, prefer whites.

  26. Realist says:
    @JLK

    Affirmative action was born of good intentions by those who thought that changing the experience of being black in America by promoting apparent academic success would jump-start a permanent improvement.

    The fact that the average black IQ is significantly lower than the average white IQ has nothing to do with academic success???

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @JLK
  27. More Jews are racist (However privately) than the average rural white because they live in urban settings where racial awareness is a matter survival-NYC, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago.

    The whites most enamored with black culture are whites from the sticks who associate it with chic cosmopolitanism while Jews who live in Brooklyn or Bronx are not.

    As for “Black Rage” it is accurate. Blacks are increasingly jobless-technology, illegal immigration, outsourcing.

    Latinos are even driving them out of drug dealing and gangs because they are better-organized and have direct supply chains to the cartels.

    So blacks are shit out of luck and indeed if the US were a “fair playing field” there would be nonstop race riots and eventually, like SA, raids on white farmers in the hinterlands.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  28. @Realist

    All over the western world, is my idea, one sees that academic success has less and less to do with scientific achievements.
    Nonsense sciences all over the place, such as migration science, diversity science, energy transition science, gender studies.

    None of these ‘scientists’ ever achieved anything comparable with designing a Mars probe, constructing it, and land it safely.
    What they do is writing books and articles, with peer reviews, references to each other all over the place, alas no more than mutual admiration clubs.
    Any outsider, that is, anyone not confirming the religion inside the club, is an heretic, who must be ostracised.

    Among historians one can see a long trail of victims: Charles A Beard, Harry Elmer Barnes, Hoggan, David Irving, Bavendamm, Schulze Rhonoff.
    But in other fields too, from CO2 and migration to the euro: Sarrazin, Varoufakis, Christian Gerondeau.

    We have what Eisenhower called the military industrial complex, now called Deep State, but there is also the scientific-political complex.
    The first universities were not much more than church propaganda institutes, maybe less changed than we think, or thought.

    So ” promoting apparent academic success” indeed helps those with low IQ’s.
    It does not help western civilisation, Gresham’s Law: ‘the bad money drives out the good money’.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Truth
    , @Wizard of Oz
  29. https://www.demorgen.be/opinie/het-vn-migratiepact-is-geen-schabouwelijke-volksverlakkerij-zoals-mark-elchardus-beweert-bc20e68a/

    Here we have an article written, as a person !, by the rector of Ghent university in Belgium.
    The Belgian government may fall over Marrakech.
    I hope it does, without the anti EU and anti migration party in Belgium no coalition with a majority can be formed any more.
    This rector asserts that the Marrakech agreement does not bind legally.
    Strictly, this may be so.

    But how anyone with some common sense does not see that a UN world wide migration pact will increase migration, incomprehensible.
    But Ghent university already is a stronghold in the battle against “racism”, and similar crimes.
    Racism, here, no more than ‘I want to keep my country’.

    What motivates people like this, I do not know.
    I happen to know an ostracised Dutch historian, my view of scholars avoiding any politically not correct statement was alas more than confirmed.
    Just former, with pension, Dutch university professors seem to speak their minds, such as a communications specialist who clearly states that the Netherlands does not have one objective newspaper any more.
    Since 2003 or so I do not read, pay for, Dutch newspapers any more, no intention to finance propaganda.

    I hope that after our March 2019 elections the Netherlands also cannot be governed without the two nationalist parties, PVV and FvD.
    Rutte governed long enough with just one seat majority in parliament, this is seen as democracy.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  30. @Jeff Stryker

    Google ‘gentiles in halacha’, and read an article by three rabbis that jewish theology indeed is racist, just jews are human (beings)

  31. @Anon

    “But, Jewish strategy may lose out in the long run.”

    It seems like the arc of time always comes back to bite oneself in the ass, so if the past is any indicator then I’m placing my bet on history. I’m not aware of any group that has been more psychopathically prone to self-sabotage than Jews. Their relentless failure to learn anything from the results of their behavior earned them eviction from 109 countries, I see no substantive reason America will not be 110.

  32. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Anon

    Quite an entertaining synopsis!

  33. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Bill H

    Good point.

    Americans, in general, do not take a dim view of lying. They have become used to it.

    As has our society and our culture.

  34. Mike P says:
    @Kratoklastes

    The reason that ‘pure’ admin wallahs talk bullshit, is because their role is primarily business development …

    That is true. I would add that the money motif is strong not just with academics in administrative roles – put three academic scientists around a dinner table, and 95% of the time the conversation will soon revolve around funding and clever ways of obtaining it, rather than on actual science.

  35. Agent76 says:

    Sep 21, 2018 How Ivy League schools can destroy American values

    Around three years ago, I stumbled upon a TEDx talk by Sharyl Atkisson, formerly of CBS News. She talked about a term unfamiliar to me then – “astroturfing” and the manipulation of the media. At the time, it was difficult to believe the extent of the psychological manipulation that surrounds us. It was also difficult to appreciate the courage this woman had to talk about it.

    • Replies: @Anon
  36. Agent76 says:

    May 14, 2013 The Truth about School

    Did you ever wonder how it is that kids spend 13 years from kindergarten to high school supposedly being prepared for life, yet when they get out they don’t have any real skills?

  37. JLK says:
    @Realist

    The fact that the average black IQ is significantly lower than the average white IQ has nothing to do with academic success???

    Of course it does. I’m a hereditarian, but there no doubt that environment plays some role. The environment for blacks in America prior to the ’60s was pretty bad, due to both de jure and de facto discrimination. There were issues of mass psychology that needed to be addressed.

    At this point, we’ve done pretty much what we could to correct that. As Sandra Day O’Connor said, affirmative action was never meant to last forever. I’d start ratcheting racial preferences back and replacing them with policies designed for a better urban/rural and political opinion balance at top universities.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @MarkinLA
    , @turtle
  38. How many Jewish minded administrators in the front office? Until the purge of malaise, nothing will do it!

  39. @jilles dykstra

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/trumps-fascist-efforts-to-demolish-democracy/

    ” Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest ”

    I strongly recommend anyone to read what Giroux writes, I suppose for the Public Interest.
    In my opinion one long diatribe against Trump, just assertions, not one argument, not one of the concepts he uses defined.

    In a democracy one can criticise politicians, where politicians are not criticised, there is no democracy, in my opinion.
    But what makes this Giroux think he writes for the public interest, no idea.
    He writes, I suppose, for his own interest, and for those who pay his salary.
    In a few words, again, my opinion, a typical example of the scientific-political complex.

    What makes this complex so dangerous, more dangerous maybe, than the military-industrial complex, is the aura of science, of objectivity.
    Keynes wrote, already in his first book, 1921, ‘ideas are the most powerful in the world’.
    There is another expression like this, something like ‘the pen is more dangerous than the sword’.

    • Agree: Agent76
  40. Realist says:
    @JLK

    The environment for blacks in America prior to the ’60s was pretty bad, due to both de jure and de facto discrimination. There were issues of mass psychology that needed to be addressed.

    How about the environment in sub Saharan Africa for the last 5000 years? Why weren’t blacks able to invent the wheel??? The environment for blacks in the United States has always been extremely better than the environment in their own African ‘nations’.

    I’d start ratcheting racial preferences back and replacing them with policies designed for a better urban/rural and political opinion balance at top universities.

    How about returning to a meritocratic admission system???

    Stop the whinny lib crap.

  41. Realist says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Well I agree with you, so I am a little surprised why you replied to my comment.

  42. Hahahahahaha!!! Jews covering/cucking for inferior intellect negroes.

  43. Truth says:
    @jilles dykstra

    None of these ‘scientists’ ever achieved anything comparable with designing a Mars probe, constructing it, and land it safely.

    No one has ever designed anything comparable to a Mars probe, because there is no Mars probe. No exploration of Mars has ever happened, no, not even outer space, or the moon. It’s all a hoax there, Screws.

    • Replies: @Anon
  44. Ahoy says:

    @ Citizen of a Silly Country

    You are right. We live in a theocratic country. Acadenia has been overtaken by fanatical theocrats.

    Here are some of their beliefs,

    “The social problems of today can only be solved with the elimination of the white race” Noel Ignatiev, professor, Harvard.

    “The white race is the cancer of society” Susan Sontag, Teacher

    “We Jews will always be the destroyers because nothing you can do or offer will satisfy us. We want a God-world, something that you have not the ability to conceive and create” Maurice Samuel, author of the book You Gentiles p. 155 (available in pdf form)

  45. Anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Truth

    It’s always funny to see libtards so angry at white achievements that they’re forced into truth denial.

    • Replies: @Truth
  46. Anon[179] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    A brilliant commentary. Jews-blacks-gays do indeed form the holy trinity of western culture that no one is allowed to criticize. Jews’ stranglehold on our media enabled this. Their total control of the media allows them to cover up all of these groups’ misdeeds. You have listed many examples of their lies, but one thing you didn’t bring up was the Jew media’s cover up of widespread pedophilia in the gay culture:

    https://www.virtueonline.org/child-molestation-and-homosexual-movement

    If more people know about this inconvenient truth, support for gay rights would plummet.

  47. Truth says:
    @Anon

    LOL, you should be mad about white achievements, YOU have accomplished nothing in your life.

    • Replies: @Rabbinical Rube
  48. @jilles dykstra

    I’ve not been conscious of all those pseudosciences you name. I though that the word “Studies” was the red flag attached to such stuff.

    On an equally lightweight point I mention that some teacher long ago pointed out that the Gresham’s Law tag was often misapplied because Gresham’s insight was the limited commonsense one that, if there was good, pure gold or silver, coinage and also debased currency people would try to use the debased currency for trade and hoard the good coins. I think you are using the popular modern looser metaphor are you not?

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  49. Anon[179] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Once again, Jews protecting blacks, homos and other Jews.

    Academia is now shite because it is run by Jews, a people who do not know integrity or self-restraint if it hits them in the face. Everything Jews touch turn to shite. Harvard is their shrine, they will never voluntarily turn it over to the Asian upstarts, the new greasy grinds. You can count on them to continue lying and cheating as needed to keep control of Harvard. Blacks and hispanics are lower IQ not a threat, so they are preferred over the Asians who are too smart. East Asian males and WASP males are Jews’ biggest threats. Indian males are good Kool Aid drinkers that’s why they’re now the preferred token minority CEOs.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  50. bt says:
    @JLK

    “Whatever one thinks of the experiment itself, the uniformity with which it was embraced by academia, corporate America and the media seems to raise legitimate suspicions that it was somehow centrally coordinated. By whom?”

    ——————

    Richard Nixon was the modern father of Affirmative Action I hate to tell you. Nixon’s blueprint is the one that was mostly adopted by the various institutions.

    One of the really attractive things about affirmative action is that it doesn’t cost the government anything. Instead of spending money to help people who are down in the hole, you can point to affirmative action and say that you did something. No need to fix those crap schools. No need to figure out how to help drive full employment, etc. In that sense, it’s quite logical that a Republican would cook it up.

    –>It’s a lot cheaper than giving them that 40 acres and a mule.

    The side fact that it riles up a lot of racist resentment is just another political bonus.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  51. Anon[179] • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Eye opening.

    Average SAT scores of Harvard admits by race:

    Asian: 1534
    White: 1490
    Hispanic: 1436
    Native American/Native Hawaiian: 1424
    Black: 1408

    But no, Asians are not discriminated against.

    Harvard’s motto: Veritas (Truth)

    • Replies: @bt
  52. Anon[179] • Disclaimer says:
    @Agent76

    re: astroturf

    The Romans figured it out long ago, they called it Argumentum Ad Hominem.

  53. @bt

    Richard Nixon was the modern father of Affirmative Action I hate to tell you… In that sense, it’s quite logical that a Republican would cook it up.

    It was already in motion in the LBJ administration. But they were preoccupied in their last year.

  54. @Anon

    Everything Jews touch turn to shite.

    Then why did everyone complain about polio vaccines being sanctioned out of Iraq all those years? Theirs were the luckiest kids in the world.

  55. bt says:
    @Anon

    Average SAT scores of Harvard admits by race:

    Asian: 1534
    White: 1490
    Hispanic: 1436
    Native American/Native Hawaiian: 1424
    Black: 1408

    But no, Asians are not discriminated against.

    ——————————

    So this means Harvard should be required (or forced) to enroll only Asians right?

    Yes? Of Course Yes! Those SAT scores clearly prove Asians are smarter (and must have the best genes), they should get all of the slots that haven’t already been purchased by people like Jared Kushner’s father.

    Sidebar: They must be stopped, they are going to replace us. We must seal the borders before they take my country away from me.

    ——————-

    –>Or maybe Harvard has a clear and obvious reason to want a variety of people on campus. Notice I used the word “Variety” not “Diversity” – they are totally different things.

    Because variety is a wonderful thing, like ice cream flavors, while diversity is an insidious communist plot to steal the white man’s things.

  56. Bubba says:
    @anonymous

    Whether it is a fraternity or a university’s administrative elite, if 2+2=5 evolves into the dominating the orthodoxy, announcing 2+2=5 is the rite de passage for admission. There are worse humiliations–outlaw motorcycle gangs have initiation rituals where prospective members lie on the floor in full regalia while members urinate on them.

    You are right Anonymous340 – this writing is beyond atrocious. I don’t want to touch this pile of nonsense as its inanity speaks for itself.

  57. MBlanc46 says:

    Why do Leftists lie about anything. It’s what they do.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  58. @MBlanc46

    Do not think they lie, that is lie conciously, most of them.
    They do not know, in my opinion, that what they see as facts are just lies, or half truths, do not see that what they want, their goals, are mutually inconsistent, or just unattainable.
    See them as just idealists, their idealism, and lack of analytical capacity, making it impossible for them to see reality.

    Of course it is not just that: the present main stream history, mainly nonsense; complete lack in the mainstream media of objective 20th century history; lack of getting objective news; lack of good analysis of present facts (facts we must reconstruct for ourselves out of what media tell us); all these things favor muddle headed thinking.

    One simple example, I suppose that maybe 95% of the people in the west really believe that Ukrainian rebels, or Russian officers assisting them, intentionally shot down MH17 with a Russian made SAM BUK missile, a plane which, by coincidence, came from Schiphol Amsterdam with mainly Dutch passngers.
    Now, I do not know what happened, it may be that rebels or the mentioned Russian officer made a mistake, that the BUK was intended for an Ukrainian bomber.
    It is asserted that Ukraine misused western passenger planes as shields for their bombers, if they did, Ukraine is to blame forMH17.

    But the essential question has never been asked, not by politicians, not by ‘investigative’ journalists: what motive did Russia or rebels have for killing hundreds of people ?
    MH17 just harmed them, the day after the disaster all of a sudden the Netherlands no longer objected to sanctions against Russia.
    Without any investigation Rutte immediatley began blaming the Russians.

    This brings us directly to the motive question, who benefitted from MH17 ?
    Well: Ukraine, NATO, EU, Deep State.
    Russia just footed the bill, economically and politically.

    • Agree: Mike P
    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  59. @Wizard of Oz

    Many see that Gresham’s Law, bad money drives out good money, can be applied to other fields than monetary.
    If anyone knows what bad money was at the time: gold and silver coins from which with a knife small pieces were cut off.
    The practise of also putting some image or words on the outside rim of the coins was the result.
    The word ‘study’, hazy concept.
    Universities exist for science, not for ‘studies’.

    But if anything is admissible as study at a university, then what is a university ?
    One of the definitions of science I was taught long ago ‘that what reasonable men should be able to agree on’, contrary to political views and moral judgments.
    In the Netherlands at universities the, let us call it study, ‘personal financial planning’ exists.
    College or high school stuff, in my opinion.

    Gender studies, the debate about the role of women in the world is as old as the world, one might say.
    Contrary to popular opinion Mohammed was a social reformer, no more than four wives, to be treated equally.
    Are the roles of men and women in society something to be studied scientifically ?
    Sees anyone any resemblance to Galileo studying gravity ?
    Or Keppler describing the orbits of the planets mathematically ?

  60. Mike P says:

    Are the roles of men and women in society something to be studied scientifically ?

    I would say yes in principle, but it of course requires freedom of speech, freedom from mob rule. Your example of Mohammed’s effect on the social lives of men and women would seem worthy of study.

    Sees anyone any resemblance to Galileo studying gravity ?
    Or Keppler describing the orbits of the planets mathematically ?

    That still exists – and indeed there is quite a bit of good “hard science” going on at Dutch universities.

  61. If you believe Black Swan Taleb, we are creating an unstable system which will crash eventually.

  62. MBlanc46 says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Agreed, a lot of them are just ignorant. They just parrot falsehoods that they’ve heard from other Leftists. But those falsehoods get started somewhere, and those who start them very often know that they’re false.

  63. Reading this article brought to mind this consummate H L Mencken quotation from the 1920′s:

    “Consider [the pedagogue] in his highest incarnation: the university professor. What is his function? Simply to pass on to fresh generations of numskulls a body of so-called knowledge that is fragmentary, unimportant, and, in large part, untrue. His whole professional activity is circumscribed by the prejudices, vanities and avarices of his university trustees, i.e., a committee of soap-boilers, nail manufacturers, bank-directors and politicians. The moment he offends these vermin he is undone. He cannot so much as think aloud without running a risk of having them fan his pantaloons.”

    Plus ça change , plus c’est la même chose

  64. MarkinLA says:
    @JLK

    As Sandra Day O’Connor said, affirmative action was never meant to last forever.

    Except she keeps postponing the day she says it should end.

  65. Truth says:
    @Rabbinical Rube

    Well as they say; “when you point a finger, there are three pointing back at you…”

  66. Josecanuc says:
    @JLK

    “Jews are no longer trying to get into the American academic establishment. They are the academic
    establishment.” Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg New York Times, Oct. 17, 1998

  67. Josecanuc says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

     “One thing I have come to know thoroughly: the abysmal lack of character in man.” Kierkegaard

    Ortega y Gasset’s “Revolt of the Masses” is likewise loaded with dire apprehensions and sound observations on the un-predictable shallowness of the mass man’s psychology.

  68. Josecanuc says:
    @Mr McKenna

    
    “Why do they lie? Their lie-vlihoods depend on it. When your paycheck (not to mention acceptance into a particular society) depends on believing an untruth, most people quickly get over their initial discomfort. Before long they’re True Believers and they’re happily slapping down people right and left.”

    “The current situation in America is by way of being something of a psychiatric clinic. In order to come to an understanding of this situation there is doubtless much else to be taken into account, but the case of America is after all, not fairly to be understood without making due allowance for a certain prevalent unbalance and derangement of mentality, presumably transient but sufficiently grave for the time being. Perhaps the commonest and plainest evidence of this unbalanced mentality is to be seen in a certain fearsome and feverish credulity with which a large proportion of the Americans are affected.” Thorstein Veblen

    “Veblen realized that the world he lived in was dominated by what one might call ‘crackpot realism’. This was his view of the nature of everyday American reality. He believed that the very Men of Affairs whom everyone supposed to embody sober, hard-headed practicality were in fact utopian capitalists and monomaniacs; that the Men of Decision who led soldiers in war or who organized civilians’ daily “livelihoods” were in fact crackpots of the highest pecuniary order. They had ‘sold’ a believing world on themselves; and they had – hence the irony – to play the chief fanatics in their delusional world.” C Wright Mills

    “Humanity, let us say, is like people packed in an automobile which is traveling downhill without lights at terrific speed and driven by a four year old child. The signposts along the way are all marked ‘progress.’ Lord Dunsany 1954

    “We can neither put back the clock nor slow down our forward speed, and as we are already flying pilotless, on instrument controls, it is even too late to ask where we are going.”
    Igor Stravinsky 1972

  69. turtle says:
    @JLK

    It is an insult to intelligent black people to tell them they need “affirmative action” in order to succeed.
    Remedial reading, perhaps, to get them “up to speed.’
    Accelerated math training, perhaps, for a similar reason.
    But “quotas” based on race?
    Absolutely not.
    That is bullsh*t.
    That is *total* bullsh*t.

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