The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 BlogviewFred Reed Archive
Stuyvesant High Versus China Rail
It is Time to Stop Celebrating Inadequacy
🔊 Listen RSS
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information



=>

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
AgreeDisagreeLOLTroll
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Troll, or LOL with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used once per hour.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

China has an upcoming maglev train that will run at 373 miles an hour. By comparison, the United States increasingly looks like a country from an earlier age. Pop Quiz: Was this train engineered (a) by heartwarming, puzzled, oppressed, suffering, agonized minorities who ought to be making pizzas, or (b) by the brightest people China could find regardless sex, color, or “adversity quotient”? (If you choose (a) you are probably a Democrat.)

Diversity over Quality

Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’s largest voting bloc. They are hugely influential, having agendas, lobbies, and demands. They work tirelessly to put the cognitively undetectable into positions of power. Usually they succeed. They are the enemies of reason, the sciences, mathematics, schooling, high culture, thought, and recognizable grammar.

For example, New York debates eliminating the entrance test for the city’s elite high schools–e.g., Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant, and Brooklyn Tech. Mayor De Blasio, presumably preferring reelection to sanity, backs the idea. He knows the stupid can’t solve a quadratic, but they can pull a voting handle, at least with preparatory training.

The problem, see, is that the test selects only the incandescently bright, which of course is why it exists. This offends the stupid. Now it seems that the schools need really dim students, specifically HPOCs–heartwarming people of color–who can’t do the work. The idea is to make the schools Look Like America. Which it would, Which should be avoided at all costs.

Somebody should tell New York that elite schools are not playpens for the synaptically challenged–to put it plainly, the stupid. “Stupid” is what exists when intellectual reach exceed intellectual grasp.

De Blasio wants entrance to depend more on factors such as “attendance, GPA, ethnicity, personal recommendation, and geographical locations,” none of which has much to do with academic capacity.

Actually, someone did try to inform the assembled pusillanimous asses. “But when a 12-year-old, Asian-American middle school girl spoke in favor of retaining the test—asking “If I work hard, shouldn’t I have a higher advantage than those who are just being lazy”—the senators were alert to potentially racially insensitive language.”

The video is worth watching.

“Lazy,” you see, was thought to be a code word for blacks. Now, why did they think that? Is “stupid” a codeword? We could fall back on the reliable “differently abled.”

Personally, I don’t give a damn about racially insensitive language and neither should you. I don’t care what kind of kids get into Stuyvesant if they get there honestly. You want kids from the Tloxyproctyl tribe of the remote Amazonian rainforest? Fine. If they pass the entrance test. Lemurs? Tarsiers? No problem–on the same grounds.

Actually, the little Asian girl was being kind, or at least publicly cautious. She said “lazy” instead of “stupid,” which of course she thought. It is what all smart students think when afflicted by affirmative action admits. Stupid is obvious. The stupid do not belong in a high school where a Mensa level IQ–about 130–is probably a lower bound.

Some stats: Mean SATs, Stuyvesant: 1470, mean math 760. These correlate with an IQ of 143.:

De Blasio wants entrance to depend more on factors such as “attendance, GPA, ethnicity, personal recommendation, and geographical locations,” none of which has much to do with academic capacity.

The Asian child of course has an excellent point. Since she was chosen to speak to the assembled lickspittles, she presumably is radiantly bright and hopes to make the cut. Why indeed should she, smart, studious, potentially useful to society, be booted in favor of HPOC with his pants dragging around his ankles, just above his IQ? Why deliberately exclude the superior student, because she is superior?

If the new admission standards favored by official cretins are accepted, says a study, the Asian percentage will fall from 61% to 31% and the black and Hispanic rise to 46%, which would destroy the schools–the intention, I suspect. There exists not the slightest chance of finding so many qualified minorities. If they existed, it would not be necessary to lower standards to recruit them.

Maybe the racial admits would survive in a less challenging school. Stuyvesant is not a less challenging school. It is a place for very, very smart kids who will go on to CalTech and MIT and do things like neural networks and protein folding that most of us have never heard of. Allowing the stupid to cripple them out of envy and resentment is crazy. It is a crime.

And, worse, it is a mistake, China is not ahead only in fast trains, but in all manner of things, including five-G. Remember when America was the world’s technological leader? Did it get there by mooing about white privilege and dumb-ass reparations and give me this and give me that, give me, give me, give me?

The elite high schools draw heavily from National Merit finalists, the upper one-half of one percent of the population. (Stuyvesant has 141) They are wicked smart. They are also heavily Chinese. Do we want to replace them with academic disasters-in-waiting from sheer resentment?

Anybody with the brains of a goddam learning-disabled turnip knows what will happen. The HPOCs will fall to the bottom like anvils. One imagines this:

Teacher: “Chin Ping, given a composite function f(g(x)), the first derivative d/dx f(g(x)) is f'(g(x))⋅g'(x).”

Then: “Deewan, if Daddy Beaver has three sticks, and Momma Beaver has one stick, and Little Bitty Baby Beaver has two sticks, how many sticks….?”

Yes, this is cruel and exaggerated. It is also assured. The Affirmative Action Effect effect has been many times demonstrated. It is demonstrated every day in what were once universities.

ORDER IT NOW

Following this disaster the war drums will sound. Efforts will begin to drag the school down. Perhaps there will be remedial courses in differential equations. Then we will drop the wave equation from chemistry courses, although the Asian kids, and for that matter all who were admitted legitimately, could learn about probability densities while bouncing on a trampoline and listening to awful music. There will be calls for more-inclusive vector operators. HPOCs in the legislature will say that you don’t really use high-dimensional geometries in daily life. Anyway mathematics is just a tool of white supremacy. (But…but aren’t the Chinese people of color?).

Underlying the hissing and spitting about racism and sexism and thisaprivilege and thataprivilege is America’s profound resentment of superior intelligence. Allied to this is a venomous anti-intellectualism. Years ago I heard a kid in Alabama of perhaps twelve years express this succinctly: “You ain’t no gooder’n me!” Exactly.

Here is the foundation of American culture: envy. Historically whites have been more successful than blacks, men than women, Christians than Muslims, and the smart than the less so. The lower halves of these pairs now strive to pull down the upper halves. “If I can’t understand algebra, then nobody can study algebra.”

There is much to be said for knowing one’s place, one’s limitations. For example, I am smart enough to be a mid-rank journalist specializing in sedition, slander, and distortion. I am not smart enough for a doctoral program in astrophysics at MIT. This was doubtless an oversight by God, but there it is. I accept it, so I don’t try to push my way into MIT by political pressure. Consequently I do not have to sit in a classroom of the mathematically brilliant and feel like a idiot. I can do that in the privacy of my living room.

The sin of stupidity does not lie in low ability, for which no one is responsible, but in trying to hamstring the able and outlaw superiority. Which, as a country, we are busily doing.

News Flash: Harvard biology students say that the phrase “white corpuscles” is racist, and demand that it be changed to “indigenous peoples corpuscles.” The head of the Ethnic Studies department said he welcomed the move, and would appoint a committee of students to find out how to spell it.

Local Glimpses

Chapala malecón. Phredfoto
Chapala malecón. Phredfoto

Write Fred at [email protected]. Put the letters “pdq” anywhere in the subject line or your missible well be heartlessly auto-deleted.

 
The China/America Series
Hide 266 CommentsLeave a Comment
Commenters to Ignore...to FollowEndorsed Only
Trim Comments?
    []
  1. NYMOM says:

    Actually DeBlasio did not do this to get re-elected. He is ineligible to run for Mayor in NYC again as we have a two-term limit. Instead he waited until his second term to implement this travesty knowing that if he pulled this off in his first term he would have lost the Asian vote.

    Unfortunately Asian still faithfully vote democratic even though they continually get kicked in the teeth by them after elections…

    So, I can’t feel too sorry for them.

  2. Albertde says:

    The phrase “dumb American” implies that only Americans are dumb, i.e., stupid. That is not the case – there are stupid people all over the world. However, only in the USA, are the stupid proud of being stupid; in the rest of the world, they are smart enough to keep their mouths shut.

  3. Truth says:

    It’s nice that all those little guys will get to their 40-cent-an hour manufacturing jobs in 15 minutes instead of an hour and a half.

    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/?s=%248.16

    • Replies: @tamo
    , @Lin
    , @YIKES
  4. What kind of schizoid is this Fred Reed? There’s hardly a thing to disagree with in this whole column, while in the last one he promoted the dumb idea yet again that Americans should just welcome unassimilable Hispanics to our country, and just “stop resisting” (my words, but when’s the last time you heard that one?). I did a ctrl-f and even made sure Mr. Reed did include the Hispanics in the dumber crowd who possibly shouldn’t get into these special schools unless any certain individuals are smart enough. Damn, that, along with mentioning the stupidity and wrongness of Affirmative Action, and the newest stupidity, reparations, makes you sound awful close to a Libertarian, Mr. Reed. Libertarians are bad … mmmkay?

    Yet, I notice there’s no solution suggested by this columnist besides “quit being like this!” You’ve got 10’s of thousands of white Americans (hardly ever Orientals, BTW, as they usually just work for their own cause) putting in years of their lives, and organizations working on shoestring budgets, all of them trying their best to implement solutions, so far just via politics. There are government agencies and non-government organizations (WTF?) with 2 to 3 orders-of-magnitude higher budgets and the arms of the law on their side, that call the individuals and patriotic agencies names and use those as reasons to do their best to shut them down completely.

    Schizoid Fred, in his next column, will then get back to vilifying to the best of his stupidity, all of the decent people in American that already have known what he writes here for the last damn 2 or 3 decades and have been working to stop all this shit. They are ignorant, stupid rednecks, though, per Schizoid Fred, and should immediately STOP TRYING TO SOLVE THIS MESS! Otherwise, in 20 years, maybe the author could not honestly write a column like this, were they successful.

    That all said, this column is complete common sense written in a very readable, humorous style. The content is all old hat to unz iSteve readers, of course. There’s a lot of talk about stupidity, here, so listen Fred, when it comes to stupidity, Peak Stupidity is your go-to site. Nobody knows stupidity, especially Immigration Stupidity, more than Peak Stupidity! So, step off, man!

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
    • LOL: bluedog
  5. No. You are wrong. She meant “lazy.” Because anybody can pass those tests if they work really hard.

    So you see, she is not in your corner. She does not agree with you. She does not think people are congenitally stupid because of their ancestry. She thinks intelligence is the result of hard work. In fact, she thinks “intelligence” is just a synonym for “hard work.”

    Which is the only thing it possibly could be.

  6. anon[689] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, a hearty ‘hear hear!’ to your reply.
    And it’s applicable to so many writers – how easy it is to recognize problems – glaringly obvious since forever to many of us – and get people worked up a bit over them.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  7. I don’t care what kind of kids get into Stuyvesant if they get there honestly. You want kids from the Tloxyproctyl tribe of the remote Amazonian rainforest? Fine. If they pass the entrance test. Lemurs? Tarsiers? No problem–on the same grounds.

    This is a much wiser view than the American status quo (or rather the Democrat status quo), but it’s still boomer garbage.

    Purely meritocratic admissions would favor whites over Asians and thus result in a more Asianized elite, all else equal.

    This is admittedly preferable to the current model of promoting unqualified colored people, connected Jews, legacies, etc. over smart kids both white and Asian.

    • Replies: @Loren
  8. anon[689] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I agree with Achmed. I’ve submitted several problem solutions to the authors of the pieces we see on these sites, with nary an acknowledgment of their receipt. Blogging is much like some other professions….the business model is endless treatment, not curing disease.

    • Replies: @Thomas Miller
  9. Netzwolf says:
    @Albertde

    You obviously don’t know Germany.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @Anon
  10. Owl Creek says:

    I’ve followed Fred’s columns in various publications for many years, probably a lot longer than most here have been alive. He’s one of the most irreverent and incisive writers around and I never miss an opportunity to read more of his stuff. This piece is classic Fred Reed.

    Those who don’t get Fred probably don’t get much else either.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    , @Loren
  11. Daddio7 says:

    Some people are differently abled. I have a daughter who has a PhD, I have another that struggled mightily to pass algebra and get her high school diploma. Trust me, even if she wanted to she could not get into that school.
    As for China having more educated people they have over four times the population and free school for their brightest students. Concerning their train system they do not have an EPA or any other agency interfering with the building with these trains and rail lines.

    • Replies: @Walnut
    , @Windwaves
    , @Loren
  12. Daddio7 says:
    @obwandiyag

    How many five foot tall girls can slam dunk a basketball? Are they lazy or are they just weak and short? Many peoples brains are weak or they are short on intelligence, at least compared to the geniuses in those schools.

    You wouldn’t want weak short people on a basketball team or should we want less intelligent people in exclusive schools.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    , @Isabella
  13. Patrick says:

    Fred Reed said “stupid people should be their own ethnic group”, Ambrose Bierce agrees:

    The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

    Original Devil’s Dictionary Own The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

    Idiot
    n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. The Idiot’s activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but “pervades and regulates the whole.” He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable. He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech and circumscribes conduct with a dead-line.

    • Replies: @ANon
  14. Bliss says:

    What can you say about a guy who thinks it cool to title his book thusly:

    Since old Fred Reed has a foot in the grave has he made his will ensuring his ashes are stored inside a brass pole of his favorite Bangkok girly bar?

    • Replies: @Zinj
  15. George says:

    “If I work hard, shouldn’t I have a higher advantage than those who are just being lazy”

    Don’t take The Man’s money for your school fees deary. Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s parents PAID to send him to Phillips Exter.

    It will be interesting to see what happens when people like her become the ruling class, which is inevitable given both declining birthrates and IQs of traditional Americans.

    • Replies: @Antipropo
    , @Loren
  16. Great column.

    An economy relies heavily on cognitive sorting, the efficiency of which greatly increased during the 50s-70s period (as pointed out in the Bell Curve). I wonder if ever increasing AA, racial quotas, etc. will begin rolling that back, at a time when credentials have become far more important to life success than they were in that earlier age. Doesn’t portend much good for America’s future.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @George
    , @George
  17. Realist says:
    @NYMOM

    Unfortunately Asian still faithfully vote democratic even though they continually get kicked in the teeth by them after elections…

    Just like blacks.

    • Replies: @Wally
  18. Some stats: Mean SATs, Stuyvesant: 1470, mean math 760. These correlate with an IQ of 143.:

    I checked on the link:
    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/SATIQ.aspx

    Not sure how accurate it is. It equates a perfect SAT 1600 to IQ 152, which seems too low, and an SAT 1300 to 130, which is Mensa level, which seems too high(the IQ that is). SAT 1300 is not that great of a score, that would mean far too many are Mensa geniuses. I think the scale needs more variance at the top, past 1500.

    1470 to IQ 143 sounds too high to me.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @FeelTheBern
    , @Loren
  19. George says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    The first speaker in the video blames the system for the racial gap in test scores not the black students and calls out NYC educrats for their failure. It is not clear that actual Asians and Blacks want the test eliminated.

    ” relies heavily on cognitive sorting”

    The Specialized HS test is not that rigorous. So not much sorting. Beyond that sorting should be done when entering the workforce, not at childhood, the issue is what comes after sorting the children. The question is given the raw material Stuyvesant gets, do they improve it as much as ordinary public HS Far Rockaway HS, home of the Nobel winners?

    Between 2000 and 2010, Stuyvesant graduated at least 30,000. Those graduates, age 19, would be 30 to 40 years old now. Maybe using a standard like Nobel prizes or billionaire is too much. But shouldn’t the Stuyvesant argument be that between 2000 and 2010 Stuyvesant educated 15,000 doctors and dentists, and 5000 blah blah blahs? I would think, if the teachers actually knew who they taught, they would know how many doctors Stuyvesant graduated.

    The tragedy of Stuyvesant is it does not appear to be very good at its task, improving not sorting. I say that without knowing the answer, but if the answer was complimentary I would think Stuyvesant would be bragging about it. The reason you should support Stuyvesant the way it is, is you need doctors and we make doctors. The current argument put forth by is solely Stuyvesant is a taxpayer funded safe space.

    Maybe Stuyvesant is working out for the students, or maybe not, but shouldn’t that be investigated? In social sciences, 30000 data points should not be that hard to tabulate. My speculation is that Stuyvesant’s numbers are not that good.

    As an aside, it seems the NYC Asians are falling into a kind of trap being set for them by turning every issue into a racial issue.

    Based on US News and World report the #1 HS is Academic Magnet High School in SC. Their only Wikipedia Alumi is: Muhiyidin Moye, Black Lives Matter activist[7] Asian parents might want to consider that and the career trajectory of Andrew Yang.

    • Replies: @Houston 1992
  20. George says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    What does cognitive sorting look like?

    #21 ranked, BASIS Peoria IL weeding out under-performing students:

    Critics also take issue with Basis’s attrition rates (senior classes are typically a third to a quarter of the size of the fifth grade class) and argue that Basis achieves good test scores in part by weeding out under-performing students.[19][20][21] In 2013, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board rejected a request from Basis DC to expand, citing concerns about the high number of students who had withdrawn from the school since it opened.[22]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basis_Schools

    In fairness to the school, telling mommy that their kid is bad at math and should quit early might be liberating for the child that does not have to be tortured anymore.

    • Replies: @Thuggernaut
  21. Elite public high schools are a sort of protected environment in which bright kids do not have to disguise their interests or intelligence in order to get along. A special culture develops based not on class so much as a frank recognition of each other’s talents and quirks, and a merciless but stimulating adolescent interaction.
    Much is written about the old boy networks of private schools, but the vibrant yet more subtle networks of elite public schools that birth many of our intellectual workers are equally important. Their existence requires a public acceptance that some kids are simply smarter and are worth supporting, even if they go through a period of being insufferable snots or eventually leave town. Better to teach them compassion and ethics than to destroy their launching pad.

  22. So Reed writes about the NYC education system but fails to mention Mexican-American Richard Carranza, the schools chief who’s leading the jihad to politicize the entrance exam. Carranza is a classic absilimated second-generation Mexican with high self-esteem, politics to the left of Marcuse and a burning hatred for meritocracy. Figures Reed wouldn’t mention him since according to Reed every squat goblin in the U.S. is a blessing for which we should give eternal thanks. Not that I really care, the victims in this case are Chinese and Jews, and I don’t give a toss about either group.

    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
  23. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:

    Self-hating, sinophilic whites like Fred Reed need to be eradicated from this earth.

  24. Patricus says:

    Was there some golden age in America when all the students at “elite” schools were admitted purely based on merit? It wasn’t that way in my lifetime. The ivy schools have always been populated with mediocre children of rich people. More recently a token number of affirmative actions candidates are admitted. Are GW Bush and Barack Obama the smartest people in the land? Don’t think so.

    The Chinese developed a Mandarin system whereby the bureaucratic elite were selected purely based on written tests. The poorest people could take these tests and be elevated to high places. There were elaborate safeguards to thwart the corrupt rich who tried to game the system. At periodic banquets the mandarins dazzled one another with spontaneous creations of poetry. Coincidentally China stagnated during this period of Mandarin meritocracy.

    Elaborate proteins and complex calculations seem myterious to those who never put time into learning these. The truth is ordinary people can learn these things if they invest the long hours. It’s a step by step process and often tedious. If one has no plan to work in these fields the effort is probably pointless.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    , @Loren
  25. Rich says:
    @obwandiyag

    And you actually believe that, like millions of other people. I hate to tell you this, but there are real, measurable differences in intelligence. Just because someone isn’t as intelligent as another, doesn’t mean he has less value as a human being, it just means he isn’t as smart. I’m amazed that any human being could make it to maturity and not know that. Maybe that’s why there’s a test to get into Stuyvesant?

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    , @Michelle
  26. Fred is wrong. He remains stuck in Boomer world. “America is a meritocracy. Let the best man – or woman – win. Etc.”

    Those days died when we decided to become a multi-everything society. In an ethnically homogeneous society, meritocracy has a shot. In a mix-race society, it doesn’t.

    In a multi-racial society with no dominant group, the various tribes negotiate to split the pie to maintain order. That is what’s going on here, and it’s perfectly reasonable in a multi-tribal society.

    Time for Fred and the rest of the Boomers to put away childish things. It’s not 1965 anymore. We live in a tribal society, time to start acknowledging that and understanding what they means.

  27. miforesr says:

    that may well be fred, but there is this side of Chinese life too. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n11/long-ling/diary

  28. Walnut says:
    @Daddio7

    It is about population density. High speed rail makes sense in some places, but perhaps not North America. China median household income is about $10k, US is almost $70k. The US could have high speed rail if it wanted or needed it. Continental high speed rail would probably not pay it’s way, or it would be here.

  29. I reject the premise.

    Testing shows my IQ is around 160 and increasing.
    My three-dimensional spatial skills are off-the-scale.
    My Emotional Quotient is unfathomably deep.

    Hence, I was a commercial pilot for decades.
    I owned a restaurant for ten years.
    I was a Physical Therapist.
    I buried two spouses after cancer took them.

    Now, I operate an organic learning farm near Eugene, Oregon, fUSA.
    And I am pretty good with dogs.

    All of this is a result of home-schooling by my extended family.
    Those government schools operated by the government agents? Not interested.

    • Replies: @Dad
  30. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Agree with the gist of your argument except this:

    In a multi-racial society with no dominant group, the various tribes negotiate to split the pie to maintain order. That is what’s going on here, and it’s perfectly reasonable in a multi-tribal society.

    Only one tribe gets to decide what that order would look like, and we all know which tribe it is.

  31. @Netzwolf

    I believe that what applies, absolutely, in Germany is not stupid rather it is the effects of brainwashing. The maglev technology China is using was invented in Germany.

    • Replies: @Fox
  32. @Bragadocious

    Not that I really care, the victims in this case are Chinese and Jews, and I don’t give a toss about either group.

    Kinda how I feel too. If the Chinese don’t like it, they can always go back to China. If the Jews don’t like it, well, too bad, they’re the ones who gave us AA to begin with, serves them right.

    Notice there weren’t any complaints when Jews dominated Sty a couple of decades ago.

    • Replies: @Alden
  33. @George

    What does cognitive sorting look like?

    “Put some things there and over there.”

  34. Intelligence is over rated. It is the meritocratic elites of Wall Street, Silicon Valley and academia that are leading the country down the drain these days.

    This country was founded by the brave and the honest, puritans who rolled up their sleeves, cleared the land, fought off unwelcoming natives, grew and built stuff. It wasn’t founded by intellectuals.

    I will take a good, honest soul of average intelligence over a greedy soulless Jew/Asian of high intelligence anyday. The Chinese can keep their high speed rail. And please, keep their people there too.

    • Replies: @Walnut
    , @Dd
  35. bluedog says:
    @Walnut

    Tell that to the folks in Cali. or any major U.S. city, as they sit for hours sucking up the fumes from the one ahead,the reason we are so far behind is because the money boys in the oil business,the auto manufacturing business and all that entails would see their bottom line shrink down to where they would have to give up part of those millions that they make every year, and we can’t have that now can we.!!1

    • Replies: @Walnut
    , @c matt
  36. Walnut says:
    @bluedog

    The traffic seems bad, but is 200 mph high speed rail the solution for morning commuters? Besides that, US traffic is nothing compared to that in the big Asian cities. So, I don’t think that we are “so far behind”, is what I am saying. If we are, then why are we earning almost 7 x more $ than the Chinese are earning?

    The China alarmism reminds me of the late 80’s when the Japanese were buying US real estate, and we kept hearing that they were going to be our landlords.

  37. Walnut says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    The Chinese are not smarter than the Puritans were, quite the opposite. The sample of Chinese that most of us have seen are top students who have fought their way over here. If the Chinese were so smart, their per capita GDP would be much higher, but it is actually slightly lower than Mexico’s per capita GDP. Stop buying into the China hype, Trump is winning the trade war, very easily. The only thing that China has going for them is enormous numbers, Switzerland they are not.

    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @tamo
  38. @Walnut

    Population density (nearness of big city to next big city) is a big part of it, Walnut. Peak Stupidity compared air vs. rail travel in Trains in the Orient vs. America, with some mention of Japan and Europe too. Borrowing from a very good point by Steve Sailer, the deal in America (as Mr. Reed here would well tell you) is that our inner cities are not populated by people that anyone in his right mind would call “jet-setters”. (That means those who would go for high-speed train service too, as we all like trains.)

    A big advantage of train travel, as one could see in modern China, is that one does not have to get/take a ride 15 to 45 minutes to the station, as opposed to that range of times to the airport for jet travel. That departure and arrival from/to downtown advantage is gone where people are spread out to the exurbs.

    There are a variety of factors that make high-speed rail likely only a profitable venture in the northeast corridor (Washington, FS to Boston).

  39. @Walnut

    AGREED completely on the traffic, as bluedog knows not of what he writes (one of those Godfree Roberts Comment-tards, I’m afraid …)

    As far as China vs. Japan of the 1980’s, I know you’ve heard this before in error, but yes, it IS different this time. China has 10X the population of Japan. The Japanese started off into US markets with cameras, then electronics, and then the big-dollar auto market by the late 1970’s. Still, their economy was probably well below 1/2 of ours even at the peak in ’88 or so. America still manufactured way more than Japan, even at those heyday years for Japan.

    OTOH, nowadays, especially in consumer goods, America doesn’t make squat anymore, compared to China. We’ve kept up the facade via service industries and the Chinese have pegged their RMB to the dollar to prop up their export business which, along with the FED holding interest rates down in the basement, keeps the dollar looking strong. It won’t last.

    China’s economy definitely has problems of its own due to the Central Gov’t stupidity – they are not immune to that. However, when you make a big chunk of the world’s stuff, that makes your economy a REAL economy and something to be reckoned with.

    As far as real estate goes, per Part 3 of “There’s a lot of ruin in a nation.”, with that 1 – 2 TRILLION extra dollars they have in the form of treasury bonds. the Chinese could buy up a serious amount (maybe a majority, depending on land prices right now) of America’s farmland.

    • Replies: @Walnut
    , @Escher
  40. Anon[119] • Disclaimer says:

    “But when a 12-year-old, Asian-American middle school girl spoke in favor of retaining the test—asking “If I work hard, shouldn’t I have a higher advantage than those who are just being lazy”

    East Asians cope with the “offensive” issue of differential intellectuality and intelligence through the “hard work” category. The functions of it are the same as “background of discrimination” and the couple other -isms used to deal with the issue in the modern West.

  41. Anon[119] • Disclaimer says:

    The sin of stupidity does not lie in low ability, for which no one is responsible, but in trying to hamstring the able and outlaw superiority. Which, as a country, we are busily doing.

    I guess that’s bound to occur in democracy, as democracy is going to be reflective of, well, the emotions of the majority.

    • Replies: @cassandra
  42. Dd says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    You have part of it right. Our founding fathers including Thomas Jefferson were brilliant men. Do not forget their contributions to our society.

    I find it interesting that X English colonies have performed very well while the colonies of every other country are just third world dictatorships

  43. @anon

    Thanks, #698. It’s not just that this writer doesn’t ever write about solutions, but he actively disparages any people who do.

  44. Walnut says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t disagree with your assessment, and China has become a threatening adversary. But, Trump is on the right track with the tariffs. China’s factories and banks are so co mingled that if they lose access to the US market, their collective spreadsheets will suddenly all flash red. Investors will bail in minutes and a cascading failure will probably result. China is much more vulnerable economically than the US is.

    China holds about 8% of outstanding treasuries. They cannot “call their loans”. They can sell some treasuries and bond prices will fall some, but China holds very little leverage.

    • Replies: @Crimean refugee
  45. @George

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuyvesant_High_School

    Total enrollment ~ 3400 or 680 per year….I would assume no more than 700 grads pa or 7,000 over 10 years.
    Perhaps, perhaps schools such as S are not improving their students, but lowering academic admission standards will hardly help that very much, if at all.

    • Replies: @George
  46. turtle says:

    Yeah, well.
    If the young lady who spoke is not admitted to an “elite” NYC HS it is certainly not the end of the world for her. Far from it.
    Very good friend taught here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielino_High_School
    for 10 years.
    Note the student body comes predominantly from modest economic backgrounds. 60% Asian, 32% Hispanic.
    Yet, based on one ranking,
    >Gabrielino is placed in the top 3% of the nation or top 505 schools. About 39% of graduates go on to four-year universities nationwide
    My friend was justifiably proud of the achievements of his students* who went on to success at demanding and prestigious universities, such as UCSD & Stanford.
    *Top students tended to be Asian females, but not exclusively so.

    BTW, the existing Shanghai maglev was designed in Germany.

    Of course, we can’t have anything like that in California, because the state government is run by rejects from Barnum & Bailey.

    This one:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_Lara
    for example, who recently made it illegal for insurance companies to price auto premiums in part on how many miles per year a vehicle is driven. This was deemed to be “discriminatory.”
    Insurers are permitted to do this in all 49 states of the U.S., but not here in the People’s Republic of California, effective April 2019, which means my premium just increased by 35%.
    Thanks, DICK.

    I guess, with that sort of mental defective in charge, major engineering projects are out of the question.
    Oh, well.
    Patagonia is starting to look attractive.

    • Replies: @Walnut
  47. Biff says:
    @Walnut

    Besides that, US traffic is nothing compared to that in the big Asian cities.

    What’s your idea of “nothing”?

    BTW, not all cities are designed the same. For some cities it’s a necessity to own an automobile, for others it’s a liability.

  48. bluedog says:
    @Walnut

    Did you ever travel the Jersey Turnpike or the Eastern seaboard from N.Y. to Fla. or other places just as bad,anyone who says we don’t need hi-speed rail is living in the past, and if it were not for curly Larry and Moe and their half breed off-spring called the U.S. congress who’s always on the take, who have never had an original thought nor would’nt know what to do with one if they did, we would like all industrial nations had it long ago.!!!

    • Replies: @Tar Remover
  49. bluedog says:
    @Walnut

    Lol your an idiot or a troll,Trumps tariff’s are going no where for the only purpose of the tariffs is to try and slow down China’s BRI as it moves across the world, building trade with every nation that it crosses,meanwhile Trump twits and twitters that what we need is more war extended war,sanctions that’s the call of the day, rather then trade and more trade as U.S. companies and corporations due to the tax code built for them keep moving their jobs out of the country.!!

    • Replies: @Tar Remover
  50. Walnut says:
    @turtle

    I keep thinking about Argentina / Chile too, but remember who Argentina put in charge (Kirchner), they cannot be trusted with a vote either.

  51. David says:

    Here is the foundation of American culture: envy.

    Fred, as wrong as he is obnoxious.

    Or to paraphrase a recent movie, as poor a judge of Americans as he is a specimen of one.

  52. An interesting article. I’ve sometimes thought that it might be time for Asians to start their own Harvards and Yales, just like Catholics and Baptists have their own private colleges.

    You could buy some old college going out of business somewhere in the Midwest and partner up with a few universities in China, Korea and Japan.

    So in this case, a student that might otherwise get shafted by the system has another system to turn to. Once the college is instantiated, it could have feeder programs (high schools) in various locations like New York City. They could rent or create lab facilities in industrial parks where needed. It’s not really home schooling. More like distributed schooling.

    Who knows, maybe the Asians will put racial quotas on Whites or maybe just outperform them.

  53. Anon[235] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    My SAT score is 1300 and my IQ 124. You seem correct.

  54. I agree with you about the need to maintain high admissions standards and ignore liberal caterwauling, but your take on history is flawed.

    /Historically … Christians (have been more successful) than Muslims/

    Read Thomas Glicks’ Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages. Muslims brought new technology, political administration and culture to Europe that was the impetus for the Renaissance.

    And Sumerians were not “white.”

    • Replies: @Alden
  55. paddy says:

    This …..

    De Blasio wants entrance to depend more on factors such as “attendance, GPA, ethnicity, personal recommendation, and geographical locations,” none of which has much to do with academic capacity.

    …is written twice in the article (for emphasis?). Perhaps it is just a case of formatting on my browser, one instance being bold and larger font maybe.

    Anyway, uh, i COULD be mistaken, but doesn’t GPA have a lot to do with academic capacity? Well, unless you have rich and/or celebrity parents who buy you into a prestigious institution?

  56. jay-w says:

    Fred wrote: “… I am not smart enough for a doctoral program in astrophysics at MIT. …”

    Call me cynical, but I have always suspected that Astrophysics is where the science academics stick their affirmative action candidates so that they can’t cause too much harm.

    I mean, if you are an engineer designing a bridge and your calculations are off by a few inches; the bridge collapses, people die, and there is Hell to pay. But if you are an astrophysicist calculating the event horizon of a black hole or something, you can be off by a gazillion parsecs and nobody will even notice.

  57. Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’s largest voting bloc. They are hugely influential, having agendas, lobbies, and demands. They work tirelessly to put the cognitively undetectable into positions of power. Usually they succeed. They are the enemies of reason, the sciences, mathematics, schooling, high culture, thought, and recognizable grammar.

    I don’t quite understand Fred’s insistence on stupidity (perhaps hillbilly variety, plus some others). From my point of view, his “stupid” are overwhelmingly white Europeans, of various, but mostly NW white ethnicity – add a small amount of other races (mostly, but not exclusively Asian).

    Delusional whites on the way to self-destruction, like pre-1789 French high aristocracy & clergy. Perhaps spin-off of paranoid Jewish activism has influenced them, but that’s not the crux. They’re lemmings on their way to self-annihilation.

  58. @Albertde

    Government ministers in Finland can be most frightful idiots and they bloviate shamelessly.

  59. Voltman says:

    Absolutely brilliant writing from Mr. Fred Reed!!!

    “Diversity over Quality
    Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’s largest voting bloc. They are hugely influential, having agendas, lobbies, and demands. They work tirelessly to put the cognitively undetectable into positions of power. Usually they succeed. They are the enemies of reason, the sciences, mathematics, schooling, high culture, thought, and recognizable grammar.”

    They are also the enemies of justice, fairness, honesty, integrity, wisdom, honor, virtue, efficiency, imagination, creativity, clairvoyance, lucidity and reality.

    In other words, many are moral midgets in addition to being plain stupid!

    Aren’t you glad to see your taxes being put to good use by the best leaders money can bribe?

    Ah yes…the exceptional ones… they have no need to ever admit they are wrong in any area whatsoever. They carry on as if nobody ever noticed how inane and insane they are….

    Get a load of this bunch here:
    Pomp and Circumstance: El Magnifico Trumpo ‘Conquers’ Britannia
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=189469

    Judging by the photo and the article, it looks like Fuckingham Falace was turned into a lavish and luxurious penitentiary for mass murdering pedophiles, depraved degenerates, pathological liars, war profiteers and thieves of all kinds. The giant brothel looks like a shrine to Machiaveli, Bernays, The Marquis de Sade and Jack The Ripper. It’s too bad the London Police are paid to protect these criminals, otherwise all they would have had to do is surround the place, barricade all the doors and let the lot of them die of starvation like the Germans out in the fields after the “end” of the war in 1945.

    I sincerely think that would have been a cause for great celebration.

    I wonder why the Poop, I mean Dope Francis, wasn’t invited? Isn’t he enough of a twisted, hypocritical little pervert for the rest of them? Maybe the place was too small to accommodate the Black Poop’s entourage of suckophants and bodyguards.

    God save us from the Queen of Psychopaths and the King of Bullshit!

    Holocaust Paradise
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=189523

  60. @Daddio7

    Well, we can agree that you are stupid.

    False analogies are odious, for your information, stupid.

  61. All you scum who are against trains are either shills or stupid as a log.

    • Agree: bluedog
  62. @Rich

    Nope. There are differences in laziness. And you are obviously lazy, or at least lazy-minded, because you simple-mindedly believe your simple-minded little myth.

    • Replies: @Rich
    , @JP
  63. “Smart” people are just hacks who get hired by dumbbell elites to do their dirty work.

    So do not hold your breath waiting for “smart” people to save you.

  64. Rich says:
    @obwandiyag

    Neat little attempt at wit, still, it fails. I hate to tell you this again, but there are actually differences in intelligence. Both within races, and between races. Of course, you IQ is probably not high enough to understand this. That’s okay, I realize nothing I could write could ever change your deeply held belief.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  65. tamo says:
    @Truth

    Hey little boy, how tall are you? I bet you still look like a tiny tiny little midget next to Yao Ming, LMAO !!!!

    • Replies: @Truth
  66. tamo says:
    @Walnut

    By your stupid logic, then the people in Qatar in the Middle East should be smarter than Americans because they have a higher per-capita-income ($66000) than Americans($ 62000). What a moron !!!

    • Replies: @Walnut
  67. Walnut says:
    @tamo

    No, I know that they are sitting on a lake of oil. China touts their great “5000 year civilization” but most of them are too poor in 2019 to own a car.

    UNZ, what is the purpose of your moderation if you allow low IQ posters to call me an idiot, or a moron? (something they would dare not do standing in front of me).

    • Replies: @tamo
    , @Biff
  68. tamo says:
    @Walnut

    Hey low-IQ moron, America also sits on lakes of oil compared to China. You should remember that the almighty America was once relatively poor and backward in the 19th century compared to Europe. According to Paul Bairock, one of the most prominent economic historians of the 20th century, in 1750 China produced 32.8% of global GDP and per capita income in China was a little higher than that in Europe. But with the coming of the Industrial Revolution, the West overtook China in both technology and per capita income, size of economy. Due to the American decline ( according to the U.S. Census Bureau,whites in America will be a minority in 2043) and steady Chinese progress, there is a good chance that China will become the biggest economy in the world again by 2026 and achieve technological party with the U.S. by 2030 and will become the most powerful country in the world by 2050 with per capita income to go with.

    • Replies: @MichaelWme
  69. buckwheat says:

    But…but…but…Diversity is good said the country going down the toilet at breakneck speed.

  70. @NYMOM

    I don’t feel sorry for the Chinese because many of the recent Chinese immigrants are likely fifth columnists being sent here for when the inevitable war breaks out between the U.S. and China for global supremacy. If they don’t like being discriminated against, they can always go home.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  71. Isabella says:
    @Daddio7

    I’m 5’4″. I can. It’s matter of technique, determinations and concentration, plus a refusal to believe you can’t. Period.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Truth
  72. Isabella says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    “I don’t quite understand Fred’s insistence on stupidity”

    The Buddha said that stupidity was one of the unforgivable sins.
    I thought, well, if you are born that way, it’s hardly your fault, so ????
    But I”ve slowly realised, after studying the work of Benjamin Lee Whorf [look him up – wonderful man, died far too soon], that what Buddha said is true.
    We have, along with the many examples given us by the brilliant economist Michael Hudson, bamboozled by words being used wrongly, but for a purpose.
    The thing is, those born with brain cells that dont function too well are not “stupid”.
    they are Intellectually deprived / compromised / damaged / dysfunctional, choose adjective of preference.
    In other words, it’s as if they were born with only one leg, trying to win a marathon.
    But Stupid, ah, stupid is so very different.
    It’s pandering to yourself, to your Cognitive Dissonance and refusal to cope with the pain of seeing that maybe, maybe, you are wrong. It’s burying your head in the sand. It’s pampering yourself with the belief that you and your story, your narrative, are exceptional, and not open to discussion, this latter being especially prevalent among the Anglo Euro World.
    You dont have to be that way. You have the skills to learn, admit you were wrong, turn your back on a crap system. But you dont, you wont. You like your comfort zone, even if it brings Armageddon down on our heads.
    And that, my friends, is “stupid”.

  73. Lin says:
    @Truth

    If you’re a product of US school system, then Fred Reed definitely has his view confirmed.
    (The Chinese stat bureau gives the 2018 average disposable income/yr/capita of 28228 yuan or about US11.0/day/capita; I’m not a sensitive person and fully realise china is a poor 3rd world country; and the difference with that US8.16 in your link is not the main point.)
    ………..
    Fact is average per capita daily disposable income is NOT average wage/day. And you want to tell me one can hire a manufacture worker in china at 160 x 40 cents or 441 yuan/month? Look you can’t do it even in Bharat.

    • Replies: @tamo
    , @Truth
  74. tamo says:
    @Lin

    I don’t think China is a third world country. Where did you get this stupid idea ? Have you ever seen a third world country landing a probe on the far side of the moon for the first time in human history as China did? So if you want to call China a third world country, then you must call Russia and Argentina third world countries too.China’s per capita income is about $ 10000 that is about the same as those of Russia, Argentina. Technologically China is much more advanced than either country.

    • Replies: @Lin
    , @Truth
  75. Lin says:
    @tamo

    China definitely is still (relatively) poor:
    Seems a ”Middle class” family of 3 is classified as one with annual income of 100K to 500K yuan(~$14.7K to $74K) and can afford car, vacation and buy home. Only 30% of chinese are in the ”middle class” category

    中等收入群体是有测算标准的。以中国典型的三口之家年收入在10万元-50万元之间的,已经有4亿多人,约1.4亿个家庭,有购车、购房、闲暇旅游的能力。

    http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjsj/sjjd/201901/t20190121_1645944.html

    • Replies: @tamo
  76. @Albertde

    By the phrase “dumb Americans” he is actually referring to ni66ers.

  77. @bluedog

    Thank you, bluedick. Let’s see if the Chinese agree with you when their businesses start crumbling and every foriegn business pulls up stakes and walks away, opting for greener pastures in NON communist countries.

    • Replies: @Lin
    , @bluedog
  78. @bluedog

    Who’s going to run it/ The government? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have an idea- Let’s put Gavin Newsome in charge of it! He was spot on with HIS rail system in CA! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

  79. tamo says:
    @Lin

    China is classified as a upper middle class country by the World Bank. China definitely NOT a third world country. In a third world country, only political or business elite can afford a car. As I said before, China’s per – capita income is about $10.000 that is the same as that of Russia or Argentina. Would you call Russia a third world country? Also China’s life expectancy (76 years) and literacy rate (96%) are closer to those of developed countries than those of third world countries.

    • Replies: @Lin
  80. @Isabella

    I don’t believe you can dunk a basketball (in a regulation size goal, so let’s not hedge here), but I think this is one hell of a great comment, Isabella. Seeking the truth is a Godly thing, in my opinion. Some prefer to ignore the truth for convenience and often cowardice.

    You like your comfort zone, even if it brings Armageddon down on our heads.
    And that, my friends, is “stupid”.

    EXCELLENT!

    (I gotta admit, I was surprised it was you when I mashed REPLY to write back. ;-} )

  81. Lin says:
    @tamo

    Rolf, U apply the sub-sahara/subcontinent/subsistance standard, I use a higher one

    • Replies: @tamo
  82. Lin says:
    @Tar Remover

    Please remove the Tar on your eyes,
    You want big companies like Apple, GM(which sells more cars in China than in US) to lose their market in China and ‘pulls up stakes and walks away’, haha
    Greener pasture? Market size or manufacture cost efficiency?

  83. tamo says:
    @Lin

    Hey stupid shithead, the per capita gdp applies equally everywhere whether it’s sub-Sahara or Europe. For your information, 55 years ago sub-Saharan Ghana’s per capita income was higher than that of South Korea. Now Ghana’s per capita income is only about $2200 while that of South Korea is about $32.000. Ignorant MFs like you give Chinese people a bad name.

    • Replies: @Lin
  84. Lin says:
    @tamo

    Rolf, ” Now Ghana’s per capita income is only about $2200 while that of South Korea is about $32.000.”
    You’ve just confirmed you used a subsistence standard, like comparing China to sub-sahara Africa. To me, a family of 3, 1 & 1/2 family members working at min. wage of US$ 8/hr or monthly pre-taxed income of US$1920 is NOT a proper livinghood for people in developed country. I’m Chinese and I’ve high standard for what china should be. Remember how I kicked you butt at **F over the same issue?

    • Replies: @tamo
  85. @tamo

    In 1422, the Chinese emperor discovered the Chinese version of the Amish religion (several hundred years before the Amish): if Confucius didn’t have it, we don’t need it. He figured the Wall was enough to keep China safe. It wasn’t (the Manchu bribed a guard to open a gate and conquered China).
    Then the British came and stole so much the Chinese went from rich to starving. The British shared China (unlike the Raj) so the French, Germans, Americans, and even Japanese had ‘Concessions’ where they turned subsistence farming regions into cash crop regions (with all the crops and money going to the foreign owners) and leaving China extremely poor, to the point where millions starved to death every year.
    Then the US and Europe said no Japanese was welcome in the US or Europe, so Japan said East Asia was only for East Asians, and all ethnic Europeans must leave. This resulted in the Pacific War of WWII, and ended with China’s liberation after the combatants were too depleted by WWII to effectively stop Mao (and Senator McCarthy blamed the Communists in the State Department).
    Mao said every Chinese under the age of 12 must learn to read. Everyone knew this was absolutely impossible, but Mao said, ‘Do it or else,’ and by 2010, literacy was above 95% (most of the illiterate are those who were older than 12 in 1951; literacy of those aged 15 – 24 is 99.6%). But 1 billions peasants spent all day, every day, pumping water by hand to irrigate all the Chinese farms while Mao was alive.
    After Mao died, Deng took over and said, ‘Why not use electric pumps?’
    ‘No electricity in the countryside,’ they answered.
    ‘Build electric plants and factories to make electric water pumps,’ said Deng.
    ‘But what will the peasants do?’ they asked.
    ‘Let’s find out,’ said Deng.
    Today, most farming villages are deserted. There’s one person who goes around checking on all the pumps. Planting and harvesting are done by combines, not by hand, and that takes a very few people (about the same number per bushel as in the US).
    Thanks to Trump, China’s growth has been severely impacted, dropping from 6.5% to a mere 6% (while the Trumpeters cheer Trump’s 3% growth, since it’s better than any of his recent predecessors).
    I remember when, after the US fought China to a draw in Korea and the USSR got Sputnik into orbit when the US couldn’t get anything into orbit, many said, ‘Every optimist is learning Russian, while the pessimists are learning Chinese.’
    Times change. 学习中语

    • Replies: @tamo
    , @Lin
    , @RadicalCenter
  86. Truth says:
    @tamo

    Well I’m 6’3 so I wouldn’t say a midget.

  87. Truth says:
    @tamo

    According to Big Wick, China has a per capita income between Cuba and Khazakstan.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita

    • Replies: @tamo
    , @Loren
    , @chris
  88. tamo says:
    @Lin

    Hey doo she , you talk big. I bet you don’t even make $ 500 per month and live with your helpless parents, LOL !!! Hey little shit, you are a legend in your own little mind, LMAO !!!

    • LOL: Truth
    • Replies: @Lin
  89. tamo says:
    @MichaelWme

    Thank you for your second-to-none phd dissertation on modern Chinese history, LMAO !!!!

  90. Truth says:
    @Lin

    Fact is average per capita daily disposable income is NOT average wage/day. And you want to tell me one can hire a manufacture worker in china at 160 x 40 cents or 441 yuan/month? Look you can’t do it even in Bharat.

    40 cents an hour over a 12 hour day is $4.80 a day. This time a 6 day week is about $124.80 a month. This is $865 yuan a month, which from what I understand is on the low end of what you get a manufacturing employee for.

    • Replies: @Lin
  91. tamo says:
    @Truth

    According to the same Wikipedia, the 2019 per capita income estimate for China is $10,153 and ranks 67th in the world. China has come a long way but she still has a long way to go.

    • Replies: @Antipropo
  92. Lin says:
    @Truth

    My goodness, you still babble to defend your bad math?
    –Labour participation rate for most countries is about 50% to 60% (it means the 1st step of the math is t0 double the per capita disposable income to figure out the wage)
    –The max hrs allowed by Chinese govt per week is 44 hr/week. Some workers in the past might have longer hrs but no more. (Highly qualified Chinese STEM personnels work their asses off but I want to remind people here that china is spending big on robots
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/22/chinas-developing-an-army-of-robots-to-reboot-its-economy.html )
    ….
    $865 yuan a month“? You’re crapping me, haha..
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2017/08/16/china-wage-levels-equal-to-or-surpass-parts-of-europe/#30f33f593e7f
    ……..
    Look,the nominal china GDP (in US$) increased from less than US$1 trillion in 1999 to over US$10 trillion in 2014.
    China is still poor IMO but china is NOT Bharat

  93. Lin says:
    @tamo

    “Hey doo she , you talk big. I bet you don’t even make $ 500 per month and live with your helpless parents, LOL !!! Hey little shit, you are a legend in your own little mind, LMAO !!!”
    ………
    Hey, kid, you’re more juvenile than I thought.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @tamo
  94. Lin says:
    @MichaelWme

    Regarding electricity, Chinese consumption per capita is only about 45% of that of US but in 2018 china had likely exceeded that of UK in per capita electric power consumption.
    …….
    Chinese meat consumption is only about 60 kg/capita while the US figure is about 100 kg(and with more beef which require more fodder per pound of meat)
    Yes, Chinese are still poor.
    China needs massive import of soy (on top of domestic production of corn which has displaced rice as the biggest crop there) to feed the most massive husbandry industry on earth.

  95. tamo says:
    @Lin

    Hey little boy, it’s about time you grew up and moved out of your parent’s tiny apartment. Man up, little boy.

  96. George says:
    @Houston 1992

    Oops confused enrollment and graduation.

    ” lowering academic admission standards will hardly help that very much, if at all.” It won’t help the school, but it is my claim that in this internet age and living in a city with mass transportation and many top tier educational options the typical Stuyvesant student would be best off going to their neighborhood school, and supplementing it with better options, or even for the best students skipping HS altogether. IMO in NYC Magnet schools are an obsolete model. When I went to Stuyvesant* we were told that Stuyvesant was created to train apprentice draftsmen to the point they could go to work in the high tech economy directly after graduation. Needless to say there was no HS to work vocational program when I was there. I personally think going back to the idea of a vocational school to prepare for jobs that require more rigorously academic training instead of college would not be a bad idea.

    * I am not bragging. See the test online, it tests pre algebra and you need proper grammar but it is not that difficult. Hunter is actually the most exclusive school, but gets no publicity except when Martin Shkreli donated money.

  97. @Owl Creek

    His recent pieces on the Mexicans he seems to have discovered since banging one, versus those he’d known his entire life before are not “gettable

  98. @Patricus

    No-one has yet explained how Harvard, a School founded to educate Protestant Christian ministers came to be run by the Jews.
    Who decided this?
    Why were Jews ever admitted?

    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
  99. @Walnut

    Thanks for the laugh.

    A country with seven times the household income is too poor to make the Chinese rail system pay?

    Don’t go applying to Stuyvesant any time soon

  100. @jay-w

    “I mean, if you are an engineer designing a bridge and your calculations are off by a few inches; the bridge collapses, people die, and there is Hell to pay.”

    Don’t recall that much hell was paid when the FIU footbridge collapsed within hours of being completed.
    But then, that was designed by Wymen, despite the retconning done afterwards.

  101. @Bill Jones

    Who decided this?
    Why were Jews ever admitted?

    Abbott Lawrence Lowell was the last good Harvard president who tried to limit Jewish enrollment to 15%.

    Stupid protestants like Kingman Brewster and his equally dumb henchman, R. Inslee Clark, Jr. ruined Yale.

    • Replies: @Herald
  102. The NBA should be run the same way. It needs more Latinos and Asians. Shooting and rebounding are not as important as attendance at practice, ethnicity, personal recommendation, and geographical locations. Those from short families should be given priority. Why should superior athletic ability be the only criterion?

  103. Fox says:
    @Curmudgeon

    However, it was invented a long time ago there, in 1934 by Engineer Hermann Kemper (German Patent Nr. 643316). The Federal Republic of Germany has tried to build a Maglev since the 1960s, but there were endless delays due to the location of the tracks, environmentalists objections, and other than building test tracks and making test runs nothing was accomplished. The project has finally been abandoned. The Federal Republic of Germany as a post-war crippled country has accomplished the remarkable feat of ruining a prosperous, industrious nation, deprived it of its future, ruined its language and is waging worldwide propaganda to dishonor the people of Germany.
    That illustrates what an evil leadership can accomplish with a sustained effort.
    In Germany, after the war, people with resentments, traitors, “emigrants” and avowedly anti-German elements were heaved into positions of power everywhere. The results did not fail to appear.
    As opposed to that, in America (and England, France, Sweden, The Low Countries, etc.) the decision to abandon a prosperous future was an internal one. No one forced a hostile, incompetent, ideologically lunatic leadership by military conquest on these countries, it came about through assent, and not taking note of the Salami Tactics as applied by a small backroom clique with effective connections to all the relevant power projection centers (radio, universities, Hollywood, finance, TV, news services and newspapers).

  104. Paul says:

    Public schools are for everyone. Taxpayers should not be expected to pay for elite schools (like prep schools) that most of their children will not get to attend. If you want your children in such schools (avoiding what you see as the riffraff), then you should pay for them yourself.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  105. Biff says:
    @Walnut

    UNZ, what is the purpose of your moderation if you allow low IQ posters to call me an idiot, or a moron? (something they would dare not do standing in front of me).

    You’re an idiot, and if you want to come over I’ll repeat it for ya if you like.

    • Replies: @Truth
  106. I have the suspicion China did not invent that train.

  107. Anon[255] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Do something about the media being too Jewish. And NBA and NFL being too black.

  108. Wally says:
    @Realist

    But blacks get free, unearned everything from them.

  109. Escher says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I very much doubt the US government will let China buy up American farmland.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
  110. The Chinese are not very intelligent people. They are just good at taking tests, and regurgitating procedures. These people do not excel in the working world anywhere near the degree you’d expect given their academic scores.
    This elitist fixation with muh IQ, standards, and measurements is autistically myopic.
    Just because you can measure one variable, doesn’t suddenly mean it quantifies the entire spectrum of human ability. There are plenty of higher cognitively functions that are too complex to measure. Doesn’t mean they’re not there. And if you miss them coz you’re too narrowly focused on muh IQ, then too bad for you. Even Nikolai Tesla failed to finish muh university.

    I don’t even think there is any logical reason or necessity to making schooling competitive, other than to condition peak bugman in top “achievers”. And that is precisely what I have seen from my experience in these “elite” institutations.

    Educating an adolescent is quite a simple thing to do. I have done it often before. Once you distill the basics out of all the BS out there, it’s really just a simple question of whether the student understands it or not. Pass or fail? That is as simple as secondary schooling should be. And you could be done by 16, instead of 18. For the more cognitively inclined, they should be given access to more demanding pursuits after high school. But on the basic and common level it really isn’t complicated stuff.

    But modern schooling is intentionally designed to teach you as little as possible while wasting as much of your time as possible. No wonder kids hate school, and unfortunately also learning. I guess that’s how you create a bugman.

    • Replies: @Loren
  111. JP says:
    @obwandiyag

    I don’t know if he’s lazy, but I am. With little preparation I scored within the top 2% on the SAT, then repeated it on the ACT. Later when joining the army, I was hung over while taking the ASVAB and got 99th percentile. In all 3 of those tests I knew of people stressing out trying to study and get good scores, and all of those people got middling results. Some people are just smarter than others, and no amount of hard work is going to allow an IQ 70 man to compete in careers like particle physics. I also know a man who’s a hard worker, has an IQ probably in that range, and makes more money than me with blue collar work.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  112. Anonymous[548] • Disclaimer says:

    The UR recently had a well researched piece on how Jewish students get preferential admission in Ivy League universities. Merit did no seem to be the admission criterion. Would these bright Asian students not face these ethnic filters after graduating from high school? Just asking.

  113. PeterMX says:

    The answer is neither a nor b. The maglev technology was developed in Germany and the first maglev train was built in Germany, although it was only on a short strip of track. I believe the idea was first developed shortly after WW II but the train was not built until decades later. The train was never adopted for Germany’s rail system because of its high cost, something that is not an issue n China where costs are much lower. Germany’s Siemens and China formed a jointly owned company to build a maglev train in China. But now China not only has a train, they also have the know how to build the train without German help. They told the Germans that, but I was not aware of this:

    “Chinese engineers broke into the Transrapid maintenance room in the middle of the night and took measurements of the new train. The bizarre incident was even captured on film, and German economic weekly Wirtschaftswoche speculated that it was a case of Transrapid technology theft.” Transrapid is the German company.

    https://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/product-piracy-goes-high-tech-nabbing-know-how-in-china-a-402464.html

    But regarding the other point of the article, that today the narratives often emphasize the inadequate or failures in society and develop theories as to why certain people don’t perform well, which inevitably leads to blaming others (“white privilege”), I have these thoughts. The other day I made a comment on a different article and after I made it and thought about it I wasn’t sure I would say the same thing again. Most countries and most people and organizations don’t put more emphasis or even like to think too much abo9ut their “failures”, but instead celebrate their victories. The British don’t bemoan and have sorrow over Dunkirk, as probably Great Britain’s biggest military defeat in history. In fact, they’ve convinced almost everyone it was another British victory, something to celebrate. But D-Day (a real victory) is celebrated much more. Similarly, all countries prefer celebrating their victories while remembering their fallen soldiers or defeats in a quieter manner.

    There is only one group that I can think of that has profited greatly by “failure” or the “suffering” their people have endured and that is the Jews. They have received hundreds of billions of dollars from both Germany and the USA, in addition to many other countries all based upon their claim that they were mistreated. This is the only people that have successfully made a “failure” work for them. It works because interestingly, they downplay or deny the central role they played in the allies WW II victory, by bribing a bankrupt Winston Churchill at his time in need to take an aggressive stance towards Germany and advocate war. This has to remain unknown or the claim that Jews were incarcerated by Germany because the German government considered Jews a high threat to the state, as was the policy in all areas where the war was being fought, would be looked at very differently than Jews were just picked on for no reason, it was just “anti-Semitism”, which we’re told never has any reason behind it. The reason is circular, people hate because they hate. The other explanation some Jews give is that all of humanity is mentally ill with “anti-semitism”, except for Jews. Similarly, black suffering has now been made the “white” mans fault.

    I don’t think a country or people that want to encourage excellence and performance will usually succeed by attacking their successful ones.

  114. not12yOLD says:

    yeah, as human being, we might develop into different levels regarding to IQ, laziness, and a lots of other stuffs. For us Chinese people who used to live around similar people for thousand years, we naturally believe lazy/hard work make big difference for ordinary majority, while IQ just distinguish the very minority genius from ordinary.

    Since majority people are ordinary people, lazy/hard work is much more meaningful for most cases in our life for most people. We tend to ignore how big difference IQ can make since: 1. minority genius people=really minority cases, just ignore those genius and don’t get bothered by them, 2. ordinary people can always make it up with hard work as much as possible, 3. majority ordinary people MEANS A LOT!

    Plus, it’s very common in our comparatively easy and modern life you won’t face the IQ difficulties unless you have already solved the lazy problem first. Stop use IQ as excuses and hold an constructive attitude.

    If US schools and parents want fair and effective way for student entrance and education, would it a possible way: 1/3 students purely by exams, 1/3 students by proportion of colors, nations, races, sex, blah blah blah whatever you think matters to your benefits, 1/3 students by money/power/donations/relations. In China, we want it all about exams, while rich/powerful people want it some other ways, for sure. If some smartass think they can create other ways for their benefits under the name of justice and fair play, they just make a good reasons for those rich/powerful to take advantage of.

  115. dearieme says:

    “the cognitively undetectable”: a fine coining, Mr R.

  116. eah says:

    Instead of comparing an American HS to a Chinese railroad (??), why not compare China with Mexico? — as nations — or if that’s a stretch, compare Mexico to Spain and Germany together — total population is about the same.

  117. @NYMOM

    I’ve got nothing against chinks. They’re diligent and smart. But they never have an original idea. Once the White people put the idea forward, they can understand it and improve on it. But oringinality is not their forte. That’s why they have to steal our secrets.

  118. Antipropo says:
    @George

    Completely lacking any reference in the admittedly humorously written article to the effect that the young Asian girl is “taking the man’s money”, you nonetheless make that assumption. Since there is no such reference your conclusion must be based on your own bias.

    • Replies: @George
  119. Will you be publishing the answer to Deewan’s math problem? About the sticks?

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
    • Replies: @elysianfield
  120. Antipropo says:
    @tamo

    Pretty sure per capita simply means the average income per head of (working)? population. Or does it mean for every person, infant to ancient in that land? See I’d never get into those elite schools! But anyhow quoting that as a measure of prosperity is meaningless without a comprehensive analysis of the COST OF LIVING RELATIVE TO INCOME. So the US currently has a higher income but people sleeping in dumpsters. In Australia, where there is around 5-6% unemployment, a recent survey produced only ONE LOCATION AND ONE DWELLING IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY affordable for people below the poverty line.

  121. Bruno says:

    1470/1600 is 98th.

    If the 1,7 M who pass the test are among the first half of 4M pupils, then it’s top 1% score. That would be a 135 IQ if correlation with IQ were perfect.

    But it isn’t. If the correlation were 0.75 is very high,that would give a 126 average or 1 in 20 and not 1 in 500 as the article claim (143 IQ)

    You don’t have to deflate here like for university IQ estimates because the students are not selected in consideration of the test (wich weakens the correlation)

    That’s why despite having an average SAT score twice more selective Harvard college students had a measured IQ by Psy Carlson of « only » 127, same level as Stuyvesant.

    Among 18 yo male, top 5th in height is 74 inches (188 cm or 6.17 feet). That’s far from short. But 1 in 500 is 78 inches. That’s another level. In matter of IQ, people tends to underestimate how intelligent a person with a 125 IQ is and how rare it is …. throwing fancy figures, like Stuy student have a 143 average IQ, just devalues intelligence.

    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude
  122. Bruno says:

    As for Mensa, as they accept any highest token of multiple tests types, you just have to get a 1 in 50 score level once, to qualify.

    So probably Mensa threshold is more around 1 in 10 (or 120 IQ) even if I am confident Mensa average is much higher.

    If people there tends to have much higher IQ, it’s that the more intelligent the people are, the more interested they are in intelligence and the less they are likely to meet their equivalent in social environnement at large, thus increasing demand along the tail modulo professional success (Mensa is a bit prole in LoB terminology).

    If Mensa wanted a real 130 IQ threshold, it should have make at least one supervised test compulsory and ask for a minium of two other scores (they would then calculate the Estimates IQ based on g loading and cheat-proof reliability).

    • Replies: @Anon
  123. “The problem, see, is that the test selects only the incandescently bright, which of course is why it exists. This offends the stupid.”

    Funny. I can solve a quadratic but would never qualify for admission to one of these elite high schools. Yet I have no problem with their existence. Think, in fact, the the world would be poorer without them.

    Some of us must be smart enough to support the existence of cultural institutions even though we don’t personally benefit from them. Or rather, we see that we do benefit from them indirectly through enhanced standard of living and better quality of life.

  124. “Remember when America was the world’s technological leader? Did it get there by mooing about white privilege and dumb-ass reparations and give me this and give me that, give me, give me, give me?”

    America will never regain its former technological glory until and unless it is no longer led by our original resentful minority–Jews, who, in an effort to make themselves comfortable here, drag white Euros down to their level.

  125. @Rich

    Occasionally he lets slip something that indicates a functioning brain. I think he is trolling, spending very little time on his irritating inanities just to provoke….

  126. @JP

    I think he knows that. Unless, which seems very unlikely he was in a school stream for the retarded he can’t have helped notice how much quicker some kids brains worked than others’. He may even have been one of those who tossed off the intended homework in 5-10 minutes at the beginning of the next days’s class while the slower kids were quizzed. He may well be trolling.

  127. bluedog says:
    @Tar Remover

    I have the gate open but no one is showing up except those running the other way of course,the BRI is marching on as country after country is joining up, so I think it will be a long long time before their business’s start to crumble or foreign business or investment starts heading the other way as even more American companies (which the tariffs don’t apply to) head for China.!!

  128. anon[371] • Disclaimer says:

    I ride mag lev at the amusement park. No one wants to be on it if or when it flies apart. Commie California is/was doing more train. Communist work projects have nothing to do with intelligence. Don’t forget the up-keep, everything ages. America thought the airplane brought us to new places around the world not just in our backyard.

    “Jerry Brown Leaves California With $100B Train Debt, As Texas Pursues Its Own Rail Boondoggle”
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2018/12/14/jerry-brown-leaves-california-with-100b-train-debt-as-texas-pursues-its-own-rail-boondoggle/#3c3eec782b65

  129. @obwandiyag

    A very good response to Fred Reed’s frothing demagoguery. Can you imagine: Fred Reed, a self-styled superior intelligence and braggart has failed to understand her simple (and utterly valid) points – all self-evident truths!

  130. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag

    In fact, she thinks “intelligence” is just a synonym for “hard work.”

    Which is the only thing it possibly could be.

    LOL in response to an African attempting to tell White people what intelligence is. Now I’ve read everything.

    I and any of my prep school classmates could be idle for ten years and then proceed to smoke your hardest working public school nigger in any standardized intelligence test of your choice.

    The problem with niggers is that, like Asians, they value status over substance. They think that having a status school on their resume, which was ironically built on pure substance and even if the curriculum is adapted to their lower intelligence, is the same thing as intelligence and being able to do the work.

    Niggers see the shiny status of magnet schools and want the bumper sticker rather than the education that is far out of their wheelhouse per the entrance tests. They are willing to tear down an institution that educates their cognitive superiors and therefore benefits greater society just to be able to have short term status until the time arrives when the school’s name is reduced to being equivalent with entitled low IQ Blacks instead of its former glory. At that point the bling-seeking niggers will target something else.

    That you rationalize your way around that reality, and that they behave the way that they do and value the wrong things to everyone’s detriment, is why you are unfit for this society on any of its levels.

    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    , @Anon
    , @Loren
  131. Anon[335] • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    In a multi-racial society with no dominant group, the various tribes negotiate to split the pie to maintain order. That is what’s going on here, and it’s perfectly reasonable in a multi-tribal society.

    There is no historical precedent for a long-term successful multi-racial society, let alone one that takes your recommendation to “split the pie”.

    Therefore, you are dealing in conjecture and not the authoritative axiom that you pretend applies to this society.

    What “Pie” are you referring to? This is a vague metaphor at best, and as a result I don’t see how “pie” describes anything under discussion.

    What is this pie? Money?

    Education is tailored to ability and it always strives to meet the development needs and potential of any specific child. It isn’t a pie. Its a now largely-free institution meant to maximize both cognitive development and academic skill, again, tailored to ability.

    “Splitting the Pie” does not entail reducing entrance requirements, and inevitably curriculum requirements, so that egotistical nigger parents can have a figurative bumper sticker that grants them social status. If their kids had the aptitude, they’d get in. Negro social pressure has made it a priority to push any remotely qualified Black child into a better school. Exclusion isn’t the problem. Aptitude / IQ is the problem.

  132. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    You can split a pie. But can you build a pie? And please don’t use anything Boomers created (such as the computer and world wide web which you used to make a fool of yourself) Examples please. tic-toc tic-toc tic-toc

  133. Anon[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bruno

    As for Mensa, as they accept any highest token of multiple tests types, you just have to get a 1 in 50 score level once, to qualify.

    If 1 in 50 references the American White group, which it likely does if you are referencing any standardized IQ test, then the number is 1 in 100 for Blacks.

    1 in 50 American Whites has an IQ of around 130-132, but only 1 in 100 Blacks does. That number doesn’t screen for mulattoes that could be positively affecting the Black Bell Curve.

    As a reference for the under-educated niggazz that are drawn to threads like these like gnats to flame, an entry-level Mensa IQ of around 130-135 is good enough only to struggle mightily in schools like Stuyvesant and most of the East Coast Prep Schools. Or at least in those schools that have not already dumbed down their curriculum for their diversity students.

    To not struggle greatly, the student needs to present with an IQ that starts around 140. Which is about the IQ required for a university physics professor. The Black group doesn’t even register a measurable number of individuals at this IQ level on their Bell Curve. They top out at around 130.

    For the work to start to become less burdensome to the point that the students stress levels are about even with the average gifted student in a public high school, the student will need to present with an IQ that is at least the upper 140 to low 150 range.

    The chasm between the reality of the work required in schools like these and their image in the Black mind is immense. Urban Black parents who did not go through it simply have no idea what they are pushing their unqualified children into.

    Higher IQ individuals need these schools and their better curriculums for their development. Blacks are willing to reduce and eventually destroy these programs for fleeting and utterly irrelevant social status.

    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
  134. Anon[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @Netzwolf

    You obviously don’t know Germany.

    There aren’t many nations that can hold Germany’s piss when it comes to anything, especially if we are controlling for the effects from the Arab and Turk invasions of the past fifty years as well as the lingering effects of the communists and the related Jewish jackboot.

    Even with all of those factors, the Germans are more functional and per-capita-productive than almost any other nation outside of other Germanic nations and some Northeast Asian nations that compete. Unless you are a Jap, you are “all hat and no cattle” as the “dumb” (and often wealthy) Americans sometimes say.

  135. Fred delivers! Some pearls here I need to steal:

    Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’s largest voting bloc. They are hugely influential, having agendas, lobbies, and demands. They work tirelessly to put the cognitively undetectable into positions of power. Usually they succeed. They are the enemies of reason, the sciences, mathematics, schooling, high culture, thought, and recognizable grammar.

    Excellent. But this is the best:

    We could fall back on the reliable “differently abled.”

    • Agree: Herald
  136. Herald says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    It’s a pretty fair bet, that it all would have started, quite some time ago when Harvard rather unwittingly welcomed the first of many generous bestowals upon itself, from certain parts of the financial sector. These simple acts of generosity would have had some strings attached and so over time the current situation was inevitable. Always beware the small print.

  137. Truth says:
    @Biff

    You’re an idiot, and if you want to come over I’ll repeat it for ya if you like.

  138. Republic says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    In a multi-racial society with no dominant group, the various tribes negotiate to split the pie to maintain order. That is what’s going on here, and it’s perfectly reasonable in a multi-tribal society.

    Political parties in that future society will coalesce around race. Every institution in the country will have racial quotas.

    In such a society meritocracy will not be possible.

    A type of Tammany Hall system will prevail along with its patronage system.

  139. Steve D says:

    Stuyvesant was my high school (class of 1960). The entrance exam included both an IQ test (minimum score 130) and a scholastic aptitude test. Admission was based entirely on those test scores. No discrimination. No PC criteria. Yet I do not recall seeing any Asian faces in my classes (much less other minorities), whereas now Asian students are probably a large part of the student population in schools like Stuyvesant, because they come from families that believe in education and sent their children to good schools.

    Yes, many people simply lack the potential for intellectual achievement. But even those who have the potential need enough basic education to be literate in order to demonstrate that potential on an IQ or scholastic aptitude test. Without functional schools and families that believe in education, how can they reach the level where they can demonstrate their potential on entrance exams?

    Fix the lower level schools so that they (once again) actually teach students to read and write and think, then see what happens.

  140. It’s NY. Those Asian kids will go to good schools and become screeching yellow dogs of PC.

    I say let the progs fill up the elite schools with blacks and browns. Yellow dogs are not the allies of patriots. Servile and dogmatic, they just become tools of globo-homo PC.

  141. @Albertde

    See Dunning-Kruger effect.

    publik Skewl and Tela-bizion. turned Americans into retarded thieving chimps.

  142. Zinj says:
    @Bliss

    And what’s so wrong with that? While I’d be just fine with being scattered around the apple orchard behind the house, there’s also a certain kinky appeal to having pretty women wrap their legs around my remains several times a night.

  143. I would hope you all will agree: Fred Reed is great!

  144. “I can’t solve quadratic equations either. I guess this puts me in the HPOC category. My intersectionality score will improve. But I’ll still be under black lesbians. What’s a quadratic equation?

  145. @Karl Kolchak

    Mr. Kolchak,

    In episode 7 “The Devil’s Platform” the politician who sold his soul to Satan had the ability to shape-shift into a killer dog. Shouldn’t that have been a killer cat? Dog is god spelled backwards and deserve forever homes whilst cats are instruments of the aforementioned Satan. In episode 14 “The Trevi Collection” you battled witch Lara Parker. Is she as pretty in person? Were you sad when you had to kill such a lovely woman? I have many more questions but I’ll stop here.

  146. Anon[120] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Globo-Homo-Africanization of America.

    Thanks, Jews.

    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
  147. @Si1ver1ock

    I’ve sometimes thought that it might be time for Asians to start their own Harvards and Yales,

    Good idea. But how about if they do that in Asia and move back there in droves? Leave our elite universities to deserving US citizens.

  148. @jay-w

    Call me cynical, but I have always suspected that Astrophysics is where the science academics stick their affirmative action candidates so that they can’t cause too much harm.

    I mean, if you are an engineer designing a bridge and your calculations are off by a few inches; the bridge collapses, people die, and there is Hell to pay. But if you are an astrophysicist calculating the event horizon of a black hole or something, you can be off by a gazillion parsecs and nobody will even notice.

    LOL I think you’re right. I recall watching a documentary series on Netflix called “How the Universe was made”, and was quite surprised to see so many astrophysicists interviewed on the show were women, including a number of black women.

    There are scientists, then there are “rocket scientists”. Hilarious!

  149. @Tired of Not Winning

    SAT scoring was dumbed-down in the 1990s…1600 is about IQ 125.

    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
  150. @Steve D

    Fix the lower level schools so that they (once again) actually teach students to read and write and think

    Steve, you must be young. That horse left the barn decades ago.

    Government schools are in reality indoctrination centers and moral cesspools. They are ‘death-traps-by-design , where your children are held by force by adults who have absolutely NO DUTY to protect them. Isn’t educating your children and keeping them safe your job?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  151. Anonymous[183] • Disclaimer says:
    @NYMOM

    The most devastating critique of De Blasio’s plan is by an African (?) teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School, starting at 2h40m43s (timed link below).

    As he points out, objective testing is the best way to open a path to positions of power and wealth to bright kids from the working and lower classes.

    Pointedly, he notes that the movement to replace objective admissions test with “holistic” BS started at least 40 years ago, specifically motivated by fear that the hoi polloi were snapping at the heels of the affluent classes. Can’t have that, you know.

    Anyone who things about the process as a whole (and looks at the usual suspects pushing to abolish testing) realizes that any “holistic” system would within one or two admission cycles end up 99% usurped by for-pay admission consultants, ethnic hustlers, corrupt admin, etc.

  152. @Steve D

    “Fix the lower level schools………”
    That would take a monumental restructuring of our current education system, something the various teachers’unions will not allow.

  153. @Escher

    As Stalin said, capitalists will sell the rope you use to hang them with. Everything is for sale in America, we are the world’s foremost (((capitalist pigs))). Most of our farmlands are about to be owned by just 3 multinational companies, who are no doubt also the biggest proponents of cheap migrant labor that is causing all the illegal immigration:

    https://civileats.com/2016/10/31/why-you-should-care-about-big-ag-companies-getting-bigger/

    Dow and DuPont want to merge and then spin off three separate companies, one of them dedicated to agriculture. Monsanto has accepted an offer from Bayer. And China National Chemical Company, known as ChemChina, wants to purchase Syngenta.

    • Replies: @Fabian Forge
    , @Escher
  154. voicum says:
    @obwandiyag

    Yet another American canard : you could do (be) anything if you work hard enough. No you can not .You need talent and then hard work.

  155. @FeelTheBern

    That is too low. It is still very difficult to get a perfect score. Nationally, less than 600 kids a year get 1600, or 0.03%. Of those who applied to Harvard, 3,400 got perfect math score, 2,700 got perfect verbal score. Here are my best estimates:

    SAT score : IQ

    1000 : 85
    1100 : 95
    1200 : 105
    1300 : 115
    1400 : 125
    1500 : 140
    1600 : 155+

    But in reality, I think the math score is a much better indication of IQ than the overall score, so here’s my estimate by math score:

    Math score : IQ
    400: 80
    500: 90
    600: 105
    650: 115
    700: 125
    750: 135
    800: 150+

    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
  156. @Achmed E. Newman

    Well said, Achmed. I was thinking the same thing, and you saved me the trouble. Thank you.

    One question: Is Fred schizoid, or is he being deliberately disingenuous by leaving his Latino element out of this particular argument?

    Or, did he paint himself into a corner and just decide to hope no one noticed? Or, does he just want to put American readers in a double bind and make us as crazy as he is?

    Does he want to help us or to drag us down? He sure is a cheerleader for China, which can build 300mph trains but has to bring Boeing over to make 600mph airliners (while suckering the jet maker to bring over the proprietary knowledge generations of American engineers discovered.)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  157. @Anon

    I say we fill the Ivy League with this crowd. It’s what our elite institutions deserve for all the liberalism they’ve been stuffing down our throats since the 60’s. This is their creation.

  158. Smokey says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Speaking of “schidzoids,” your last paragraph is completely at odds with your other paragraphs; typical shizoid behavior.

    And the blog you’re promoting is a jumble of incoherent nonsense. I got tired just looking at some of the endless… what… ? sarcasm? Or whatever it is.

    What it ISN’T, is any kind of solution to any problems. Instead of wasting everyone’s time, how about proposing some workable solutions?

    And FYI, Fred is documenting, he’s not in the business of providing solutions.

    There are plenty of solutions that would work. But the ones who can implement them, won’t. And even if *you* had solutions, you’re not capable of implementing them. You’re just complaining.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  159. @Tired of Not Winning

    That means the Sty kids’ average of 1470 is somewhere around 135, not 143 as quoted.

  160. Smokey says:

    “Old Fred Reed” is more successful than you’ll ever be.

    So there’s that…

  161. @obwandiyag

    You mean, if our cleaning lady works really hard, she is going to become a professor? Should I tell her that?

    Also, if laziness is the only problem, old wisdom “spare the rod and spoil the child” is justified. Should we just beat really hard those who are failing in school? Won’t that be racist?

    • Replies: @Loren
  162. @NYMOM

    “Actually DeBlasio did not do this to get re-elected. He is ineligible to run for Mayor in NYC again as we have a two-term limit.”

    You’re assuming he can count to two.

    • Replies: @PrepSchoolPete
  163. anonymous[324] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Most Whites have had it soft since 1945, (the best part of 100 years). The easy life brings out the worst manefestations in people, lazyness, depression, self-abuse, drugs, liberalism, family breakdown, sexual perversions, etc while hard times bring out some of the best traits, drive, hard-work, charity, strong family ties, creativity, civility, tribalism etc. It’s happened in every “empire” before it collapsed, now it’s the turn of the American empire. Things need to completely collapse before they can get any better.

  164. @Tired of Not Winning

    Speaking of pigs, the Chinese already acquired ours when they bought Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest Pork producer….

  165. Idiocracy is a Documentary
    or
    read The-Marching-Morons by C. M. Kornbluth

    • Replies: @Truth
  166. @Walnut

    Your assessment does not include weakening of US dollar as a reserve currency. Trump’s tariffs certainly won’t help with that…

  167. MarkinPNW says:
    @jay-w

    Well, according to the “Electric Universe” folks, those astrophysicists from MIT have it all wrong, with their “black holes”, “dark matter”, “string theory” and other incomprehensible to laymen stuff

    They say that the “electro-magnetic plasma” theories developed by Electrical Engineers who had to figure out how to transmit high-voltage electricity from the Hydropower dams of Northern Sweden to the population and industrial concentrations of Southern Sweden without having the transmission lines and the transformer/transfer stations blow themselves up are the ones who came up with the correct theories of the Universe, using the same electromagnetic plasma theories as their electrical engineering accomplishments with power transmission.

    I find the “Electric Universe” theories interesting and plausible, but I don’t have enough knowledge and background to accurately assess their probable accuracy. I followed their websites for awhile, but their constant preaching of “we are right and they are wrong” got a little tendentious.

  168. Was this train engineered (a) by heartwarming, puzzled, oppressed, suffering, agonized minorities who ought to be making pizzas, or (b) by the brightest people China could find regardless sex, color, or “adversity quotient”?

    No doubt there were qualified engineers involved — but I’m gonna take a wild guess here, and say that it was engineered almost entirely by Han Chinese, who see themselves as part of an coherent ethnic group that shares a common identity, with a common cultural and genetic heritage… and has a country of their own.

    Personally, I don’t give a damn about racially insensitive language and neither should you. I don’t care what kind of kids get into Stuyvesant if they get there honestly. You want kids from the Tloxyproctyl tribe of the remote Amazonian rainforest? Fine. If they pass the entrance test. Lemurs? Tarsiers? No problem–on the same grounds

    That’s a very “racist” thing to say, Fred.

    “I don’t see race” is “racism” in the current year, Fred.

    Treating everyone the same is White supreemism in the current year, Fred.

    The meaning of “racism” has “progressed” from what you thought it meant back in the good old days of Martin Luther King, Stanley Levison, and the Forced Integration Movement, Fred. In the current year, Whitey must display explicit out-group preference if he wants to be considered “anti-racist.”

    The problem here appears to be that you’re taking the long-discredited semitic canard of so-called “racism” too literally, Fred. It was never about “abolishing group identity and in-group preference for everyone,” as the suckers believed. Any chance that Negroes will give up their group identity/ in-group preference any time soon? The mestizos of La Raza? What about these people?

    https://www.conferenceofpresidents.org/about/members

    Are they going to stop focusing on what’s good for their own tribe, and focus on muh hyper-individualist lolbertarian meritocracy instead?

    Yeah right. Any minute now…

    The “racism” trope was always a weapon aimed at Whitey. The initial narrative was that if people of European descent would just relinquish every shred of group identity, and “treat everyone the same,” then everything would be fine. But non-White goyim… and especially the Tribe of Supreme Victims?

    Doesn’t apply to them. It’s almost as if they promoted it, not out of a sincere concern for “equality” and “social justice,” but as a part of an effort to condition the White goyim into believing that out-group preference was somehow “moral,” and concern for your own people was “bad.” But there was no issue of group self-interest involved in that campaign on the part of the Tribe to alter the culture of the host nation, of course. They were just tikkuning the olam, you know…

    Always remember:

    In-group preference for Whitey (so-called “racism”) is very, very bad. You must be “anti-racist” to be a good person, Fred.

    But in-group preference for them (semitism)? That’s very, very good. You must never be “anti-semitic” if you want to be a good person, Fred.

    Got that? Very important.

    • Agree: mark green
  169. And, worse, it is a mistake, China is not ahead only in fast trains, but in all manner of things, including five-G. Remember when America was the world’s technological leader? Did it get there by mooing about white privilege and dumb-ass reparations and give me this and give me that, give me, give me, give me?

    America got there because it was 90% White, Fred. Back when it was an actual nation-state, and not merely a globohomo economic zone:

    Guess what percentage of the population of China is Han, Fred?

    The estimated 1.3 billion Han Chinese people are mostly concentrated in mainland China (about 92% of the total population).

    How about that. Isn’t diversity their greatest strength? Don’t they believe in the obvious benefits of constantly importing millions of people from groups that are racially and culturally entirely alien to their own, and attempting to “assimilate” them?

    Huh — guess not.

    China today is extraordinarily homogeneous. It sustains that by remaining almost entirely closed to new entrants except by birth. Unless someone is the child of a Chinese national, no matter how long they live there, how much money they make or tax they pay, it is virtually impossible to become a citizen. Someone who marries a Chinese person can theoretically gain citizenship; in practice few do. As a result, the most populous nation on Earth has only 1,448 naturalised Chinese in total, according to the 2010 census. Even Japan, better known for hostility to immigration, naturalises around 10,000 new citizens each year.

    Back to Fred’s musings on the greatness of the Orient and its peoples:

    The elite high schools draw heavily from National Merit finalists, the upper one-half of one percent of the population. (Stuyvesant has 141) They are wicked smart. They are also heavily Chinese.

    And they’re also heavily not us, Fred. Not part of our people. Not part of our nation. Would you adopt a stranger’s child to replace your own… as long as that other child was “smarter?”

    The Affirmative Action Effect effect has been many times demonstrated.

    You spelled “anti-White racial preferences” wrong, Fred.

    Here is the foundation of American culture: envy.

    No, Fred. The foundation of American culture is… people of European descent. Pic related:

    Historically whites have been more successful than blacks, men than women, Christians than Muslims, and the smart than the less so.

    But forced integration makes everyone less successful. Yeah, you can point and sputter about who’s “better” and who’s “worse”– but in the end, what matters is who are our own people, and who are outsiders. See the adoption/ displacement of your own kids analogy above.

    Diversity + proximity = war, Fred.

    • Replies: @Loren
  170. @Albertde

    The phrase dumb American does not imply only Americans are dumb. There is no implication it is an acknowledgement that Americans on average come across as dumber than other people. I think our own stupid people are no less vocal in Australia, being loud and obvious is part and parcel of being stupid. We just don’t have a culture which elevates stupid and sees it as a goal to be strived for societally. We still treat our stupid people even in goverment where many of them do accumalate with contempt and ridicule rather than awe and respect.

    • Replies: @Honor is Loyalty
  171. Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’s largest voting bloc.

    Perhaps it’s time to recognize that they’re the country’s only voting bloc.

  172. anon[104] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah, Fred… always a fun read, but ever worshiping at the alter of IQ. I guess he scored well on a Mensa test or something.

    High IQ has done nothing for more than 100+ generations of Chinese. These people perfected the authoritarian state centuries before the birth of Christ and have never deviated from this most primitive of cultural and political constructs. Fred marvels at the Chinese ability to steal intellectual capital and chalks it up to IQ. I chalk it up to theft.

    First you take a common culture and an exquisitely refined political philosophy, next you mix-in people with an incredibly high risk tolerance and capacity for hard work (e.g. everyone willing to cross the ocean in an age before steam) and it turns out you get over a hundred years of absolutely phenomenal results.

    Today, it’s the opposite. We get people who will not assimilate in chase of the big hand out.

    IQ rises and falls in populations (as Fred has written about extensively) – IQ is fickle. Its common culture combined with hearty souls raised in the cauldron of risk taking, and the genius of the best political system ever designed that lead to intellectual achievement and National greatness. Let’s get back to it.

    • Replies: @Loren
  173. Escher says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    Well, they are blocking Huawei on national security grounds, although it provides telecom hardware at far lower prices than its competitors. I can see the same reasoning used to block China from buying farmland. Not to mention the uproar that would ensure in flyover America among the deplorables.

  174. @Bardon Kaldian

    I don’t quite understand Fred’s insistence on stupidity (perhaps hillbilly variety, plus some others).

    He’s trying to promote some kind of booomer-tier “Diversity will work out just fine, as long as we have a hyper-individualist meritocracy” take on the situation. Going on and on about the evils of “stupidity” is meant to emphasize the race-blind “meritocracy” aspect of his imagined utopia. Like this:

    Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group.

    But there’s a little more to it than that. “Hillbilly,” like “redneck,” “kulak,” or “peasant,” is a common anti-White slur, of course.

    Fred’s clearly glorifying Asians throughout most of the OP, while throwing in a few digs at Whites:

    Here is the foundation of American culture: envy

    And Negroes:

    Then: “Deewan, if Daddy Beaver has three sticks, and Momma Beaver has one stick, and Little Bitty Baby Beaver has two sticks, how many sticks….?”

    along the way. While blaming the whole thing on the only White cuck involved — Warren Wilhelm Jr., AKA “Bill de Blasio.”

    “But why isn’t Fred making one of his typical attempts to promote mestizo supremacism?” you say. “That’s odd.”

    Ah — but Fred’s being a little subtle about that part for a change. As is often the case, what’s left out of the narrative is often more important than its ostensible focus. See post #23 by @Bragadocious above:

    The leader of the plot to diversify NYC elite high schools is actually a man who claims to identify as mestizo — NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza:

    Mr. Wilhelm is just backing him up. Yet Fred “forgot” to mention Mr. Carranza’s leading role in this campaign for some reason…

    Just as he “forgot” to mention the virulent, unreasoning anti-White hatred

    Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza accused of demoting admins because they were white

    Whiteness has become “toxic” under schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s regime, insiders charge.

    that Mr. Carranza has displayed in other aspects of his work:

    3 white women sue ‘totalitarian’ diversity-obsessed NYC school system for discrimination

    So… Fred is reporting on a dispute that arises out of a Mexican‘s attempt to promote a plan that will largely help Negroes and mestizos at the expense of Orientals and jews (though they’re probably mostly in private school these days), and blaming it all on the only White guy involved… while ignoring, not only Carranza ‘s leading role in this particular scuffle, but his consistently-rabid promotion of anti-White hatred in other aspects of his work.

    That’s ol’ Fred for ya — pro-mestizo, pro-Asian, pro-jew… and anti-White.

    • Replies: @Loren
  175. “There exists not the slightest chance of finding so many qualified minorities”.

    So Asians in Amerikastan are a majority?

  176. @The Alarmist

    Another term as NYC Mayor? No. He got bigger plan than that.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/de-blasio-campaign-will-be-the-most-embarrassing-of-2020

    “De Blasio campaign will be the most embarrassing of 2020”

    “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whom no one asked to run for president, earned the unflattering distinction this weekend of earning exactly 0% support in a recently conducted CNN/Des Moines Register survey. … De Blasio’s dismal showing this weekend may be as simple as the fact that basically no one wants his as president.

  177. George says:
    @Antipropo

    “taking the man’s money” – Stuyvesant is a public school, operated by the government of the city of NY aka ‘The Man’. If she does not like ‘The Man’s’ policy she does have options like other schools operated by ‘The Man’, homeschooling, dropping out of HS and getting a job (In NYC a sharp kid can make good money at an impressive job), various private schooling options, go to school overseas, …

    Stuyvesant might actually be one of the poorer options for her. It sounds unbelievable but a sharp kid could be doing important work instead of spending all day in school.

  178. @Bruno

    Interestingly enough, I was intending to write a comment with the exact same premise as your. Thanks

  179. Windwaves says:
    @Daddio7

    Wrong. On AVERAGE kids who put the effort into prepping for the test usually get it, assuming only proper schooling in the pre high school years. That does not mean everyone. It is not meant that way obviously!
    If someone dedicate the needed time to prepare for the test and fails then that school is likely not meant for her or him. It does not imply stupidity. Stupidity is pretending everyone should have access. It is mere social communism. Bull crap.

  180. China had a policy that basically aborted female babies with the one child rule. China is about 58% male and does not suffer the stupidity of Democracy combined with female majority. America is a feminized democracy shithole of Gimme-Gimme women parasites…and that will not change. Envy? Resentment? those are female traits.

    • Replies: @Truth
  181. Don’t fret..When Hillary becomes president in 2020 she will give amnesty to 30M IQ 85 immigrant parasites and stack the supreme court with 6 more communist thieves…Then America will be great again. For Sure! The trains WILL run on time!

  182. @Anon

    It’s the animistic impulse, searching not for a thing’s essence but for its juju.

  183. @anon

    SO you e-mail your solutions, here is your honorary button. *

    Since when are columns supposed to solve problems? Is this problem solving idea just a snarky jab at the people who write about the problems, issues that maybe you don’t want to hear? Kind of like those English linguistic majors that find it to be their place in the world to try and correct every dangling participle, remove every run-on sentence or just use the correction tactic as a bat because you don’t like what someone wrote. Hm — long sentence eh?

    Fred does meander around and next month his position may be opposite of those he holds today. Is it the beer in Mexico?

    There is no doubt in my mind that this column accurately points to the decline of American standards. Have you held a conversation with current high school graduates? Anything outside of Pikachu makes them wither into a mass of melting flesh. Ask the young clerk at the store to round off the money to make change and they faint. How about answering five times five quickly without a calculator. Eeeee!

    Segments don’t want to be thought of as a group but only if it benefits them to not be thought of as a group. But when it comes to benefits, special school admissions, etc. and they sure do like the group idea then. Yep — they sure do.

    Go Fred!

    • Replies: @Alden
  184. @Montana Guy

    Steve, you must be young.

    Read his comment again, Montana. Steve D. must be 87 years old. (I’m no Afro-American rocket surgeon, but that’s the math.)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  185. @Escher

    Escher,

    a) At this point, the US Feral Gov’t doesn’t give a rat’s ass about America and Americans.

    b) Even if it (they) did, there is no way to keep the money out. Picture a large ranch or wheat farming operation, It can owned by the Chinese, if they’ve got the money, whether through an “American” front man or company or not. Who’s going to stop the operation from being bought via stock purchases? Money talks.

    It’s those dollars we gave them for the Cheap China-made Crap over 20 years coming back for a spending spree.

  186. @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, thanks.

    I don’t mind his cheerleading for China (based on his 3-week(?) trip). I don’t mind his cheerleading for Mexico and Mexican chicitas with their large butts conveniently hidden off-screen. I don’t mind his continual bad-mouthing of the things that ARE wrong with America, such as in this column.

    What I don’t like, Buzz, is that this ASSHOLE FRED REED continually bad-mouths the very people that know our problems and understand these problems in more detail than he does, but don’t just want to run their mouths, but work hard to try to fix these problems – right now just politically, but that’s not gonna do it, IMO. VDare is exhibit A.

    From a long-time VDare reader, FUCK YOU, Fred, you lazy drunk-ass ex-pat. Got your bug-out location set up? Good on you. Some of us have the guts to try to straighten things out before make a decision to cut and run like your sorry ass.

    • Replies: @Anonymous age 77
  187. Dick says:

    Chinks had the Germans build a section of the Siemens Maglev between Shanghai and the airport. Then they copied it and changed the outer appeareance. Same as usual, copy. I’m not impressed

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  188. Truth says:
    @FeelTheBern

    China had a policy that basically aborted female babies with the one child rule. China is about 58% male and does not suffer the stupidity of Democracy combined with female majority.

    The average wage there is $8.16 an hour also.

    • Replies: @Loren
    , @Loren
  189. @Achmed E. Newman

    Ahhh, jeeze, just read this again … almost 78 years old, if he graduated at 18. Sorry, Steve D.!

  190. Anon[324] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    What a charming guy you are.

  191. Truth says:
    @SimpleImply

    Well; you Chaps did vote for Camacho.

  192. @Rabbitnexus

    I dunno man, that uniquely Australian tall poppy syndrome really makes mediocrity somewhat of a virtue here. And who could forget that fake humility fueled by the fear that someone is gonna accuse you of being “up yourself” if you don’t keep your head down. It can really beat people down, and daytime caffeine-fueled tacky one-upmanship is how I see many Aussies compensate their deficient self-esteems. I find Australia a very socially exhausting place. On the surface it’s all laid-back and friendly, but that’s for new comers. Once you’re an Aussie the socializing is relentless competition for meager self-esteem points. Just know, it’s not like that in other countries. Not even America. I felt so unbelievably calm and at ease in America, I even grew fingernails for once. Even with all that diversity I found it a much more cooperative and courteous place than Australia.
    Germany too, so easy going and socially smooth. German girls are much easier to pick up than Aussie girls. Getting with an Aussie girl is like playing a video game on ultra hard mode–possible, but a head ache… not always worth it

  193. What Fred Reed doesn’t know about “China’s” maglev technology is that it’s entirely German. The heavy work of designing the system which allows a train to levitate and the rails was done by a German firm, to which China was only a customer.

    Honestly, Reed is so consistently ignorant of what he is talking about, especially when it comes to his opinion pieces praising Chinese and third world achievement, he comes more as a liberal.

  194. Loren says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    EVERYTHING BY FRED?
    I never was much for him.
    he lives el south and married a mexican…Id like to see their photo.[s].

  195. Loren says:
    @Truth

    china is a hell…materialistic, female infanticide, steal tech, social credit score slaves.

  196. Loren says:
    @Truth

    where he live?
    who he marry?

  197. I started medical school in 1973. To help minorities (Black in those days) they were brought to school and given a class that was basically the first two months of school that was followed by our first major test. Many of these students would still flunk the first test of the year and then repeat the first year of school. One of them took the summer course twice then failed the first test two years in a row. In other words he had the first two months of school taught to him four times and still flunked. The school let him go and what did he do? He sued the school for being racist. After almost 50 years nothing has changed.

  198. Loren says:
    @Thorfinnsson

    Purely meritocratic admissions would favor whites over Asians and thus result in a more Asianized elite, all else equal.

    Why is asian with A and white not with a W..as in White?

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
  199. Loren says:
    @Owl Creek

    I get that he lives el south and married a mexican.
    I have skimmed his stuff and he is no Pat Buchanan.

    • Replies: @Biff
  200. Loren says:
    @Anon

    I took a class at the local JC..it was on internet business.
    A young Black man proudly talked of his relatives ‘Black’ am ex card.
    I once had the platinum am ex card….it didnt make me rich.

  201. Loren says:
    @Steve D

    Is NYC now 80% non Yt [whiteys]?

    what was Brooklyn techs IQ requirement?

    I was asked to test for regis, the NYC Catholic, IQ 125 to test to maybe get in.

    cheers

  202. Loren says:
    @Daddio7

    I have a daughter who has a PhD…so what? What is the degree in? Is the thesis online?

  203. Loren says:
    @AnonFromTN

    LIKE SOTOMAYOR…First AA, SCOTUS, Jewish PR female…only in merica..like the song is Westside story.

  204. Loren says:
    @Truth

    The answer is in yr statement.
    It suffers worse things..like infanticide..so decades after this ‘policy’–paid for by yr $ via UN population control…Chinks are now importing yellow women.
    They do not encourage gays or gayness in heteros..where those lonley guys gonna go?

  205. Loren says:
    @George

    Whites will be minorities in their lands, or what were their lands, as this continues.

    declining IQs of traditional Americans. what are trad americans? whites?

    • Replies: @George
  206. Loren says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    As we all know, IQ is not everything.
    In this world, money, status, looks, criminality can get one far.
    Its now what you know or yr learning ability, in many situations.

  207. Loren says:
    @Patricus

    Obama is not from rich parents. See books like Obama nation and listen to Ann Barnhardts talks. he was selected by arab oil money and that commie terrorist Ayers.

  208. Loren says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    Mr infanticide, Barry Sotoreo spoke at Notre dame, a ‘catholic’ school, to an adoring crowd.
    Miss ‘slut’ [rushes term of the woman] did she attend a catholic school in DC, a few years back?

    Sandy Fluke at Georgetown..is GT a catholic school?

  209. Loren says:
    @Honor is Loyalty

    Is that why they -some of them-spend 15? hours a day, for a year or 3, cramming to take a test? memorization skill on display.

    WHAT IF CHINA HAD THOSE YOUNG STUDENTS INVENTING THINGS INSTEAD OF CRAMMING?

  210. Loren says:
    @James Forrestal

    do you know who invented the term ‘melting pot?’

    a jew who made a play or musical..tin pan alley or whatever..seriously.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  211. Loren says:

    IQ tests are very overrated. Nepotism IQ-skills matter.
    Look how far jews have gotten, with their average IQ 110.

    At Harvard they are over represented by20-30x..
    and that good president who wanted to limit them to 15%, wanted them to be over represented by 5x.

  212. Loren says:
    @anon

    the altar of IQ. –Fixed that for you.

  213. NYMOM says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    The Chinese and Japanese (much smaller numbers) have already started the creation of their own schools/classes using language as the criteria to get accepted…Even the Haitians are beginning to do this now with French speakers only schools deliberately trying to exclude African Americans…as the Hispanics have been doing for decades in NYC…Actually the Hispanics, for the most part, totally exclude both blacks and whites from their duo-language programs within larger schools by demanding your child must have one parent who speaks the language to be admitted into the duo-language program.

    It hasn’t been noticed much because they are programs within the larger schools so it’s not as obvious to people since a whole school is not taken over by any one ethnic group just classes within the school.

    I have already heard complaints from African American parents as to why their children don’t have acccess to these better schools/classes.

    Sadly no group appears to want their children going to classes/schools with African American children. I guess the violence is just too much already…

  214. It has been a while. Been busy.

    I have actually discussed this with my Chinese American friend with whom I do business with. Alot of them(rich chinese Americans he knows) are considering migrating back to China if the Chinese 2025 plan succeeds. The ones who made it big in China doing business already did, I personally know of two. Stuff like the topic of this article are what is making it easier and easier for them to give the USA the middle finger.

    Asian Americans are powerless in the USA. They are simply too few in number. And zero recourse because of zero media control. Voting red for the next NYC mayor would not change a single thing for them. Not like American politicians are ever accountable.

    The govt is trying to brain drain China amidst the trade war. Good luck with this kind of stupid(blasio)running our schools and govt. The really smart never leave the future of their children to this kind of shit.

    FYI, check the figures for Chinese students studying in the USA, huge drops in recent years. Beginning of the end.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @NYMOM
  215. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I need a button for “Sadly, Agree.”

  216. @Walnut

    China poses a far greater military and economic threat than Japan. Apples and oranges.

    Japan then lacked a serious military and it still does. China has one of the largest, most advanced, and powerful militaries in the world, in some respects already equal to or better than the USA.

    Japan has an old, aging, and declining population, and the number of youngish men is still a major factor in ground combat and in effecting or resisting occupation. Even if China’s average age rises substantially, they’ll have plenty of young manpower to utterly overpower any of our militarily pathetic “allies” / vassals and one day, if our gov pushes the issue, overpower US.

    Japan has a tiny territory and no meaningful diaspora to exercise influence in governments and corporations abroad. China has far more territory and a continually growing diaspora in western countries — enough so that sparsely populated Canada and Australia, in particular, will be substantially Chinese-influenced domestically.

  217. @Astuteobservor II

    Chinese people are already the Treasurer and Controller of our largest State, 40-million-person California.

    CA Treasurers have included Dem Fiona Ma (just elected), Dem John Chiang (2015-19), and republican Matt Fung (1995-99).

    CA Controller (chief financial officer since 2015 is Betty Yee, in her second term. Before her, the controller was John chiang for two terms (2007-2015).

    A part-Chinese man, Gary Locke, was governor of Washington state, I think for two terms.

    Perhaps we could say that Chinese as a group lack population concentration and don’t have much political power / influence outside California and a couple other West Coast enclaves.

  218. Loren says:
    @James Forrestal

    FRED [whoever the f he is] is controlled opposition, leading ‘us’ the wrong way, which is the way that he went.

  219. NYMOM says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Asian Americans are powerless because they keep voting for Democrats and with Democrats they will always be overlooked for either black or hispanics in that coalition. I don’t think it would be the same dynamic if they voted Republican in large numbers….

    But who knows as the Republicans are full of crap most of the time as well. A lot of talk and no action…

    In NYC the Asians voting Republican might have kept DeBlasio out of office and put in a Republican who while maybe not doing anything for them specifically would never have gone out of his way to hurt them in anyway…

    Probably a Republican would have done nothing about the specialized school situation and that would have benefitted Asians.

    Anyway they shot themselves in the foot helping DeBlasio get in…and the injury could turn out to be critical for their community. As if DeBlasio gets his way it will be decades, if ever, before it can be reversed even if a Republican gets in right after DeBlasio. It just wouldn’t be worth the “heat” a Republican Mayor would take publicly to reverse it after the fact.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  220. @obwandiyag

    All the GWAS evidence coming to light that connects intelligence to genetics is just lies from racist scientists, right? Their so-called DNA analysis is made up? DNA is just a fake invisible thing that lets whitey frame pocs for crimes that whites committed?

  221. Maybe if the Supreme Court overturns Griggs vs Duke Power, then employers will do an end run around deflated credentials by administering IQ tests to applicants. Of course, if PoC majorities pressure the companies then they’ll have to create some diversity jobs that can keep the tokens out of the value-adding areas of work.

    • Replies: @Alden
  222. @Loren

    “Why is asian with A and white not with a W..as in White?”

    Because Asia is capitalized as a place- e.g. Europe/ European.

    • Replies: @NYMOM
    , @Alden
  223. Biff says:
    @Loren

    I have skimmed his stuff

    The name of your porno.

  224. @Anon

    On an higher note, allowing the FACLI POCs to infiltrate these classes will be like tying the deserving students into a Riker’s Island restraint chair and force feeding them a four-year supply of red pills.

    • Agree: Lockean Proviso
  225. NYMOM says:
    @Lockean Proviso

    Little bit of a silly question as I didn’t capitalize blacks or hispanics either…and totally overlooks the main point of the post…

  226. Trutherator says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I take exception to one thing. The idea that open borders is a libertarian thing. It’s not. Some well-reasoned libertarians and billionaires do oppose any government policy, but that’s not in the U.S., even in most of Europe.

    What they do miss,for whatever the reason, is that in the current context, these waves of illegal entrants is a leftist operation of generations of Deep State and Secret Societies of government.

    1. The massive welfare state, plus pliable judges, tax-subsidized parasites, creates perverse incentives for migration. Illegal entry without effective enforcement is de facto “legal”. This is de facto government subsidized immigration.

    2. The libertarian non-aggression principle logically supports negative rights and makes positive rights anathema. We/you/they have a right to be free from physical attack and theft and fraud. But there is no right to steal, whether it’s to buy diamonds or bread or medicine.

    3. So nobody has the right to expect anything from anybody in a libertarian society. In a libertarian world, EVERYTHING would be private property, and real estate owners would set the rules for within their properties.

    4. Now, border crossers are trespassing on a great many ranchers lands and leaving behind a hail of litter. One rancher has been murdered. Open borders advocate do not have the compassion they claim.
    Do these frauds have compassion for brown people? Do they call for more private investment in their homelands?

    When Obama ordered killed entire wedding and funeral parties, did they call him racist? When Trump ordered a limited missile strike on a Syrian airport, did they call him racist then? No, they seem to have cheers ready for any bombs or invasions of brownish skinned peoples.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  227. George says:
    @Loren

    what are trad americans? whites?

    Blacks from the colonial era are also traditional Americans, and are also getting dumberer and are being replaced by high IQ Nigerian Igbos.

  228. Gort says:

    What a “Daddy beaver”?

  229. @Sick of Orcs

    “Will you be publishing the answer to Deewan’s math problem? About the sticks?”

    Yeah…and show your work….

  230. chris says:
    @Truth

    Yeah, and that is the part of the riddle Fred doesn’t seem to get; with the rest of the income, gleaned off of the backs of its productive workers, the Chinese government is able to engage in these prestige and mostly hopelessly money-loosing projects to dazzle fools with (no offense, Fred!)

    Agreed that the US.gov is, if anything, even stupider in seeking to advance its dimmest light bulbs, both governments however, seem to be engaged in exactly the same error: believing in the power of their own bright ideas of improving their own societies and citizen, the one with exciting their own sense of accomplishment, the other with exciting their false sense of open-mindedness and fairness.

  231. @Che Guava

    To wit:

    My name is Pozymandias, ding of lings

    Perv on my twerks, ye whitey

    and despair

  232. @Dick

    But the Kauts merely copied the maglev principles published by an Englishman, Earnshaw I believe.
    The Krauts were mere copiers, like the Chinks.

  233. Alden says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    I agree. About 9o percent of the attorneys in the anti White side of the AA lawsuits were Jews. They did it to make us unemployable.

    Such geniuses they thought the AA bureaucracy wouldn’t notice they are White. They elected Dinkins and Deblasio and loathed Giuliani because he sent their beloved blacks to the prisons where they belonged.

    NYC not Tel Aviv is their world capital. If their kids can’t get into special high schools because they’re White who cares not me.

  234. Alden says:
    @Walnut

    That’s why I don’t get all hysterical about China. I remember when several books came out twice a year claiming that Japan would rule the world by 2000.

  235. Alden says:
    @AnonStarter

    Thomas Glick’s book is just one more flawed and false book of Muslim supremacy which never existed but in the anti Christian Jewish atheist mind. There was no Renaissance in Spain and Spain is one, just one European country

    As soon as Spain expelled the Muslims they built superior ocean going ships and conquered 1/3 of the world.

    The Muslim world conquered and used some aspects of Christian Pagan Spanish Byzantine Egyptian civilization. But by 1,000, just 350 years later Islam began to sink into the low IQ dis functional mess it is today.

    You’re naive and mis informed if you believe Glick or any other enlightenment atheist propaganda about Muslim superiority over Spain. It’s a carefully created myth.
    I first encountered that myth freshman year of high school. I realized right away that the text book was comparing the Sultans palace with the poorest parts of Europe.

    FYI the Alhambra and all those glorious buildings were not designed and built by Muslims. They were built by Christian slaves from architects and engineers to porters. Same with many of the mosques infrastructure and irrigation systems all over Muslim lands. Even Isifan, the Shite version of the Vatican was built by Christian slaves.

    The glories of Muslim Spain is a myth no more real than real than Santa Claus. And don’t bother scrabbling around on the internet for more lies about Muslim superiority. Stanford trumps internet nonsense.

    There are plenty of national IQ sites on the internet. Check out the average national IQs of Muslim nations. They’re barely better than sub Sahara Africans

    Here’s a true fact. Spain, a small country, publishes more books in just one year than all the Muslim nations have published since 650 when it all started. Did you know that Turkish mullah beseched the Sultan to prohibit bringing printing presses into Turkey and all the countries it controlled ?

    Glick, my world civilization high school course and all the other books claiming Muslim superiority is just lies cooked up by enlightenment atheists.

    And I thought Unz is a site for well informed people, not the naive who’ll believe anything

    • Disagree: BengaliCanadianDude
  236. Alden says:
    @Lockean Proviso

    White people are White white walls are white. There are 3 continents full of White people who aren’t Europeans

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  237. Alden says:
    @Lockean Proviso

    The courts will never overthrow Griggs.

    California’s anti affirmative action law, Prop 9 was upheld in August 1988 by the courts but never enforced. The State County and City governments to which Prop 209 went on discriminating against Whites.

    Sauve qui peut. Save yourself if you can. No other White will help you.

  238. Alden says:
    @Thomas Miller

    You must mean public high school graduates.

    There’s a whole nother school system

  239. @Loren

    do you know who invented the term ‘melting pot?’

    a jew who made a play or musical..tin pan alley or whatever..seriously.

    Israel Zangwill. “Invented” might be a stretch, but it certainly shot up in popularity after his eponymous play came out:

    And he was a rabidly Zionist jew, at that.

    https://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Famous-Zionist-Quotes/Story646.html

    “Palestine proper has already its inhabitants. The pashalik of Jerusalem is already twice as thickly populated as the United States, having fifty-two souls to the square mile, and not 25% of them Jews ….. [We] must be prepared either to drive out by the sword the [Arab] tribes in possession…

    “Melting pot” for thee, ethno-nationalism for me, goy!

    Oy vey!

  240. c matt says:
    @bluedog

    1. You do not need high speed rail to solve that commute. A 60 mph commuter train would solve the problem perfectly fine – a 20 minute commute is nothing, which would give you a 20 mile radius to find a place to live (approx. 1200 square miles).

    2. Which goes to show it has nothing to do with intelligence, but rather the will to do it. If PTB don’t want it, it won’t happen.

    • Replies: @Lin
  241. @Achmed E. Newman

    “Some of us have the guts to try to straighten things out before make a decision to cut and run like your sorry ass.”

    You sound exactly like my tubba-guts Baptist deacon son-in-law. In the 80’s and 90’s I spent at least 10,000 hours over 10 years on public activism, and free counseling services to divorced men, including 100% suicide counseling of all who called, while people like you criticized me at every opportunity. I was invited to the state governor’s office on men’s issues. If a man had a problem with child support enforcement, I would call the regional director and he would ask when we could come in, not tell us when to come in, and he’d fix his agenda to suit us. If the local contract agency violated the law, which was common, I wrote to the state director and in a few weeks the man who had been screwed would call back and say it was fixed. I wrote a militant op-ed to the local newspaper, every two months for 15 years, and my entire family and I were harassed often for my activism. By other men, much like you.

    When I announced in the late 90’s that I could no longer live in a nation which treated men like that, and was moving to Mexico, tubba-guts called me a coward, and said I should stay and fight. What was his big activism task? He once flew into D.C. and joined tens of thousands of other men on the big mall thingie. I was so impressed I could shit…

    Imagine with me a soldier has gone to Viet Nam (the war of my generation). His 13 months of heavy combat are up and he heads to the airport to be shipped home. A new guy gets off the plane that just came in, and tells him, “Why are you leaving? Coward! Stay and fight!”

    Let’s face it. You aren’t going to do much of anything, and if you did, it wouldn’t change a thing. Yeah, Fred is sometimes a bit of an a’hole, but he and I both know what is coming at you guys, and soon. The smart guys know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.

    Living in the USA near a person who has failed in Mexico does not make you an expert on Mexico. Most of you simply will never associate with higher class Mexicans, for three reasons.

    First, you don’t have the social skills to make friends at that social level in Mexico.

    And, second, Mexicans, even the failures and escaped criminals who comprise too many of the illegals in the USA, aren’t stupid. If you view them as zoo animals, they know it immediately. No one could say the ugly things said here and not at a glance by Mexicans be known as negative and hateful. Someone reported how rude Mexicans are. I find them the politest people I have ever known, even the illegals I have met in the USA. That is because I treat them with respect.

    Third, the better Mexicans are in Mexico and will no more move to the USA than the governor of a state will move to Mexico, (except Jessie Ventura, heh, heh.)

    So, fool me and tell me your important plans to straighten things out. I need a good laugh. My generation proved that activism simply cannot work. Every new idea younger activists come up with have long ago been tried.

    The USA Empire is going down, very soon. Those who left are much more likely to be survivors.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  242. Lin says:
    @c matt

    You’re right and bluedog’s wrong but both in the incorrect perspective.
    600 km/hr maglev trains compete with short/medium haul plane flights, not daily commutes to work and back

  243. cassandra says:
    @Anon

    I guess that’s bound to occur in democracy, as democracy is going to be reflective of, well, the emotions of the majority.

    I have 2 problems with this statement.

    In the first place, superiority can appeal to the masses, even if it’s only the appearance thereof. Rightly or wrongly, lack of ability is one criticism by which Trump and AOC are tarred as unworthy by their opponents.

    Secondly, while I agree that democracy does reflect majority emotions (with emphasis on the latter) , those emotions are generally implanted by elite propaganda (Frank Wisner’s “Mighty Wurlitzer”). Back in the Sputnik era, for instance, it was cool to be smart; today, it’s an act of oppression. If merit education is a pathway for lower class talent to express itself, it’s elite intent that’s deplorable, not so much the reation of the people voting instinctively against it.

  244. @Anonymous age 77

    I have no idea, 77 year-old, why you think I would have been against you in your much-needed activism regarding family court law and all that. I’d have been right on your side. I have not been divorced but know enough guys that have gotten screwed over on a whim by the (ex) wife.

    Is that what your comment is about? Did Fred Reed high-tail it to old Mexico due to being screwed by the family court matriarchy? (I have no idea, as I don’t think he’s ever written this personal stuff.)

    The activists I wrote about, that Fred derides about once every 5 or 10 columns, are the good people at VDare, the Constitutionalists, etc. Are you going to fault those people for trying? Are you sorry you spent those 10 years helping out guys that got screwed? Your work was on a more local level – there have been plenty of people who got things changed by working within the system on a national level. I agree that it is probably too late for that now.

    Living in the USA near a person who has failed in Mexico does not make you an expert on Mexico.

    What the hell are you talking about? There are hundreds of thousands in my state alone, nowhere near the southern border. No, they are not necessarily rude (I never said that), but they can’t be trusted and are on their own nice easy-going law where you can just bail out on a fatal DUI with your fake ID and trip down south, while the Americans get run through the whole gamut.

    You shouldn’t take things too personally. I don’t – it’s not that I won’t be friendly to some Mexican here that speaks good English (see Beans, Beaners, and Political Correctness for a humorous example).

    You seem to have no numeracy and ability to see the big picture, same as Fred Reed in this particular regard. It’s not about individuals – it’s about VERY LARGE NUMBERS. Do you know how many people is 30,000,000?

    The USA Empire is going down, very soon.

    No doubt. It’s gonna start off with the financial crisis that cannot be averted, even were we to have Ron Paul as President.

    Those who left are much more likely to be survivors.

    The financial crisis coming will be widespread, and the resulting political crisis may not bode too well for those that stand out as Westerners in foreign lands. Good luck, though.

  245. @Smokey

    You obviously don’t have a sense of humor, Smokey, but really my blog is pretty readable – the formatting and software need work, I will agree. It’s been 2 years since I even messed with it, so maybe I can take a week (coupla hours a day) this summer. I am no Ron Unz in this respect.

    Now, read what I wrote ONE more time, if you want to understand. I have no problem with Reed’s documentation of things. He’s very observant and a good writer, as far as being funny, wise-cracking, and keeping one’s interest. He needs to lay off bitching at the people that actually are trying to fix the problems that he documents.

    You are right that I am in no position to change much of what the Feral Beast of a Government has been doing, other than my tiny one vote, and some reasonable amount of money that I donate to a few causes that Fred Reed denigrates. That’s why I have a blog – I get enough readers to make it worth it, so you can just not click links anymore … mmmkayyy?

    Of course there are plenty of solutions. Lots of us thought Donald Trump would actually implement SOME of them, but that’s another subject.

  246. anybody know why schools like stuyvesant were created in inner-cities all over america? because the regular public schools were so bad that the smart kids couldn’t get a decent education.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @MarkinLA
  247. As we have watched the downgrading of America’s education system during the rise of the feminist political machine–sometimes referred to as “the feminization of academia”– can we also match the timeline to the decline of Boeing airplanes? Boeing being based in Seattle where the strongest feminist machine is based. Given that the Engineering community in Seattle has a strong feminist agenda at both the corporate level and the local universities, you have to wonder what the correlation is between downgrading the quality of education for political purposes and the decline in the quality of Boeing aircraft.

  248. MarkinLA says:
    @obwandiyag

    Yeah, that must be why when they give those standardized tests to kids at various grade levels, the same kids who scored higher than their peers continue to do so in the same subjects in all future exams. Obviously, there is some innate talent that the higher scoring kids have that has nothing to do with how much they study.

  249. MarkinLA says:
    @tommy mc donnell

    I think those schools pre-date the degradation of they neighborhoods they are currently in. Those neighborhoods were probably once decent middle class and became slums when the middle class moved up and out as they became more diverse.

  250. MarkinLA says:
    @tommy mc donnell

    Just an example in LA. USC used to be in prime real estate. Pepperdine as well. USC is surrounded by the ghetto (although some of it is gentrifying now). Pepperdine moved out to Malibu. UCLA was put in the sticks at the time and now is surrounded by some of the highest priced real estate in LA.

  251. Michelle says:
    @Rich

    God yes, what you said. I have a Filipina co-worker who failed every promotional test she took, yet was so able to perform her duties that she was grandfathered into a senior supervisory position and she is a fantastic and loving mother. I know many highly intelligent women who are shitty mothers.

  252. “Pop Quiz: Was this train engineered (a) by heartwarming, puzzled, oppressed, suffering, agonized minorities who ought to be making pizzas, or (b) by the brightest people China could find regardless sex, color, or “adversity quotient”? (If you choose (a) you are probably a Democrat.)”

    China’s Maglev technology is from Siemens. Whatever home-grown adaptation China comes up with in the future will be heavily based on Siemens tech or involve Siemens engineering as consultants. Or the Chinese will incorporate Japanese maglev technology, Japan being the only other nation -other than Germany – to mature this technology.

    China is where it is at now, primarily because of technology theft, outsourcing by foreign firms and technology transfers. Huawei , China’s crown jewel , owes its dominance to theft and technology transfer.

  253. @obwandiyag

    Well, in fairness, being smart may be a necessary condition for success in a lot of fields but it is rarely a sufficient condition.

    Some portion of the Asian over-representation is clearly due to their obsessive academic work ethic.

    By contrast, by the sheer weight of their numbers in the NY school system Hispanics should have a reasonable number of individuals at the right end of the IQ spectrum even allowing for their lower mean and SD. But those individuals are apparently not doing what it would take to realize their potential.

    BTW, I can’t tell from any of the reporting, but what does the SHSAT measure? Is it just another SAT/IQ aptitude test? Or does it measure actual subject matter knowledge?

  254. Sunshine says:

    My friend has a kid in high school. They had a chorus concert a while back. Her kid goes to a diverse school. This concert was sponsored by some type of Chinese student association, so there were a bunch of Chinese kids, and then the “American” kids. The Americans sung a Kendrick Lamar song (some black rapper) with profanity and they were sloppy and it sounded horrible. The Chinese kids sung a beautiful song that was classy and they were perfect.

    My friend said she was so embarrassed she wanted the ground to swallow her up and she understood why the US is a failing dump and China is rapidly becoming the world power.

    When I heard this story, I was unsurprised. This is what we’ve sown and now we are reaping it.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  255. @Paul

    You sanctimonious bully.

    The government mandates attending such a school (or homeschooling, which is not feasible for many families). It generally requires you to send your kids to the assigned local school.

    If that’s too violent, drug-ridden, oversexualized, or simply offers a student body that’s largely relatively-unintelligent and disinterested, who the Hell are YOU to say “screw your kids, they suffer in the assigned school unless you pay to avoid “what you see as the riffraff.”

    As for that pussy phrase “what you consider the riffraff”, do you NOT consider a great share of our urban government-school “students” to fit that description? Not talking about racial or generic or cultural factors, just are many of them riffraff with whom you wouldn’t place your child, in your estimation or not?

    If not, have you ever attended or had your child attend a majority African or Latino school (especially past elementary school)?

  256. @Sunshine

    Our older children attend a Mandarin-immersion school whose student body is majority Chinese (and, that being LA area, a substantial minority Mexican and SoAm Latinos and fewer than 10% of the kids even half Euro white).

    What saddens and embarrasses me is to see some of the Chinese and other immigrant kids gradually declining into vulgarity, disrespect for adults, sloppy dress, entitled attitude and poor work ethic, and emulation of the worst Africans. Just like “Americans.”

    I try to tell foreigners that the culture they’re seeing on the Net, tv, movies does NOT represent and actually deeply offends my wife and me, our family and most friends, and that there is still a whole other real America they’ll never be shown by the media.

    Incidentally, I can’t think of any LAUSD school, in any neighborhood we could remotely afford, where we’d send our kids even in elem school, except an Asian or euro language immersion program that draws a highly atypical demographic…

  257. @Isabella

    Well said. Except you can’t dunk 😉

  258. @MichaelWme

    Nice quote. I’m pessimistic about the USA and Europe, and our children are learning Mandarin from an early age.

  259. @NYMOM

    You’re right that Asians should ditch the Dems and offer their support to republicans for repeal of gov, university, and corporate discrimination against Asians (and whites), aka “affirmative action” and diversity “recruitment.”

    But every single Asian US citizen in nyc voting for the republican would not defeat DiBlasio.

    He received 733,000 votes.
    The republican got 303,000 votes.
    The others got 61,000 combined.

    In fact, the Dem would have won, and will win next time, even if every Asian AND every white person in nyc voted republican. It’s been decades since the critical mass of normal English-speaking EuroAmerican working families — like my forebears — left nyc.

    The remaining Asians and whites would be better off moving out of nyc and electing state and county legislators and changing law from the suburbs in Westchester County or Rockland County NY, NJ and CT (if they need or want to be near nyc for some reason).

  260. Dad says:
    @LargeMarge

    Would you share how you mad cancer contagious – or made poison look like cancer?

Current Commenter
says:

Leave a Reply - Comments on articles more than two weeks old will be judged much more strictly on quality and tone


 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments become the property of The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Subscribe to This Comment Thread via RSS Subscribe to All Fred Reed Comments via RSS
Personal Classics
Not What Tom Jefferson Had in Mind
Sounds Like A Low-Ranked American University To Me
Very Long, Will Bore Hell Out Of Most People, But I Felt Like Doing It
It's Not A Job. It's An Adventure.
Cloudy, With Possible Tidal Wave