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Joe Biden is so old and uncool he doesn’t know he’s supposed to be denouncing “systemic racism” at Al Sharpton’s MLK breakfast, so he keeps denouncing “systematic racism,” which is the opposite. Jim Crow was “systematic racism,” but that’s not around anymore, while blacks doing worse on average on the SAT is supposed to be due to “systemic racism.”

Interestingly, a lot of outlets fixed Biden’s faux pas for him in their headlines:

Here’s a wonderful part of his speech:

“Barack says if your name is Jamaal and your name is Jim, and you have the same qualifications and Jim gets the job,” Biden said.

If Biden had spent five minutes reviewing his speech before he gave it, he probably would have realized that dropping his old boss Barack’s name into a sentence asserting discrimination against people with African sounding names wasn’t ideal. But, as Joe might say:

But, as my old boss Barack might say: That’s not who we is. Joe-wise, I mean …

Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign slogan is rumored to be:

Joe Biden: Half-assing it since 1972!

 
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  1. Thanks, Steve — this post is one LOL after another. Your slogan nails the essence of Biden.

    Also, the part of the video the transcript left out (about Jamal and Jim) is hilarious.

    • Replies: @SMK
    Over half a century of systemic and systematic reverse discrimination against whites, especially white males -"affirmative action," racial quotas, set asides, double standards, preferential treatment, all favoring blacks over whites- and old Joe believes or affects to believe to pander to blacks that Jim would be hired over Jamal when exactly the opposite is true even if Jim is better qualified.

    If Biden wins the nomination, miraculously, over the likes of Kamala Harris and Corey Booker and other nonwhites, will he blame his victory on the systemic and systematic "racism" of white democratic and independent voters and then pick Harris or Booker as his vice-presidential candidate?
  2. White, male, stale, grew up in a blue-collar steel and coal town, known for remarks about Indian convenience storekeepers and Obama being clean and articulate, long high-profile record in the Senate, eight years in the executive branch, unacquainted with fashionable “woke” terms like “systemic racism”…

    If Biden dumps the coalition of the fringes and goes for the center, he might actually have a chance. But the DNC will never allow it.

    • Replies: @rufus
    Hell tear Kamala a new one just like he did up anita...
  3. If Biden called it “systematic racism” but the press reported that he called it “systemic racism” doesn’t that make it…#fakenews?

  4. Kamala Harris will be America’s next president.
    It is my guarantee.

    Amnesty will be passed in early 2020s. I can assure you this.

    Trump is the last Republican and maybe White Male president.

    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act amd opposition to Clinton’s 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.
    Haha, Enjoy

    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @Daniel H
    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act and opposition to Clinton’s 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.

    Mr. Krauthammer, I agree with you 100% on these points. Before we can make any progress, the Republican party must be destroyed.

    MAGA President Trump.
    , @Kyle
    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.
    , @TheBoom
    Tiny Duck was a more interesting Pseudonymic Handle
    , @Percy Gryce
    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.
    , @fish
    I tinks youse culd be's ons to somethins Mikes Krauts Hammers! Kamalas dids hab teh benefitz ob servins unders Willies Browns.


    Lenerd
  5. Former VP Joe Biden at MLK breakfast: “We have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don’t like to acknowledge even exists.”

    He went on to add “as all you clean, articulate negroes surely know.

  6. Possible Joe Biden Campaign Slogans:

    Happy Days are Here Again!

    A Time for Greatness!

    Every Man A King!

    Win with Wilson!

    • Replies: @tyrone
    How about "they gonna put ya'll in chains"
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    One thousand points of stupidity!

    Typica-Joe and Hildabeast too!

    A chicken with every load of pot!

  7. Suicide voting white conservatives in blue districts could, if theyd band together, vote in the Democratic primaries for the nuttiest anti-white candidates of color available and ensure white liberals are evicted from Capital Hill en masse.

    I want the Dems to know AOC is just the start. Soon even more egregious representatives (like those Black Israelites yelling at tge MAGA kids) will be seated instead of would-be Betos.

    Sooner they wake up, the better.

  8. Saw a poll that had Biden having the highest favourables amongst the blacks at seventy percent. If Obama campaigns for him he would have the black vote sewn up and thus be nominated. The question is whether they would move to Kamala on account of her skin colour.

    • Replies: @Kyle
    She isn’t black
  9. @M Krauthammar
    Kamala Harris will be America's next president.
    It is my guarantee.

    Amnesty will be passed in early 2020s. I can assure you this.

    Trump is the last Republican and maybe White Male president.

    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act amd opposition to Clinton's 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.
    Haha, Enjoy

    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act and opposition to Clinton’s 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.

    Mr. Krauthammer, I agree with you 100% on these points. Before we can make any progress, the Republican party must be destroyed.

    MAGA President Trump.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    OK, but note that you're talking to Mr Tiny Duck.
  10. Biden will not run (too decrepit) but he is trying to position himself as a kingmaker and willing to serve in the next Dem administration in 2021.

  11. Well, at least we know for sure that this Biden speech wasn’t written by Neil Kinnock:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden#1988_presidential_campaign

  12. As far as campaign slogans for Biden go, I kind of like:

    Joe Biden: Keep plugging away!

    • Replies: @DCThrowback
    Joe Biden: Touching Every American!
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    LOL!

    Used up my hourly LOL on Ghost of Bull Moose's satire.
  13. After Kams wins the primaries by going left, I can see her taking in Biden as her next Willie level super-mentor. Done to reassure Dem moderates she is not a California wild child. Plus party elder Biden knows the east coast Democrat electoral landscape. Kams only knows California.

    • Replies: @bgates
    I can see her taking in Biden

    I hope I never see that. Fortunately, I can't imagine she'd let him film it.
  14. Biden stole Neil Kinnock’s personality in 1988. Kid Toucher Joe hasn’t returned it yet. If Old Joe runs, the other Dem candidates will show his hungry pervy activities on a never ending loop! My personal favorite is when Sleepy Jeff Sessions swats Kid Toucher’s wandering hands away from Sleepy Jeff’s granddaughter.

  15. Doesn’t the Democratic party exist by and for people that don’t know know the difference between words like “systemic” and “systematic” anyway? I wouldn’t write off creepy uncle Joe yet.

  16. @M Krauthammar
    Kamala Harris will be America's next president.
    It is my guarantee.

    Amnesty will be passed in early 2020s. I can assure you this.

    Trump is the last Republican and maybe White Male president.

    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act amd opposition to Clinton's 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.
    Haha, Enjoy

    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.

    • Replies: @clyde

    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.
     
    AOC looks about 10%-20% Puerto Rican black slave ancestry. This is why white Spanish Cubans didn't like Puerto Ricans. Too much black components and Taino Indian too. Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one.
    , @jon

    Why do you guarantee it?
     
    Because he is Tiny Duck.
    , @Peripatetic Commenter
    AOC is not eligible until 2028, by my calculations.

    She is just too young for 2024.
  17. @LondonBob
    Saw a poll that had Biden having the highest favourables amongst the blacks at seventy percent. If Obama campaigns for him he would have the black vote sewn up and thus be nominated. The question is whether they would move to Kamala on account of her skin colour.

    She isn’t black

    • Disagree: bomag
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Neither was Barack.

    #VictoryThroughSkinTone
    , @Reg Cæsar

    She isn’t black

     

    The important thing is, she isn't white.
  18. @Kyle
    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.

    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.

    AOC looks about 10%-20% Puerto Rican black slave ancestry. This is why white Spanish Cubans didn’t like Puerto Ricans. Too much black components and Taino Indian too. Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    "Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one."
     
    I knew one who was black as the darkest night, but her roots were actually south Asian.
    , @Jack D

    Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one.
     
    That leaves another 9 million who are not white (like the Irish, there are more Puerto Ricans abroad than at home).

    As a Spanish colony, Puerto Rico continued to attract a handful of Spanish immigrants right up to the end of the colonial period and even after becoming a US possession had a trickle of European immigration. But most Puerto Ricans are (somewhat uniquely) a tri-racial mix - 1/2 to 2/3 white, 1/3 to 1/6 black, 1/6 Indian. Most Latin and Caribbean countries are either Indian- Spanish mixes or black-white (mostly black) mixes but Puerto Ricans have all three. Pure whites are not unknown but they are pretty rare. A sugar or coffee plantation might have hundreds of mixed race farm workers but one pure white owner's family.
  19. @MikeatMikedotMike
    As far as campaign slogans for Biden go, I kind of like:

    Joe Biden: Keep plugging away!

    Joe Biden: Touching Every American!

    • LOL: TheBoom
    • Replies: @TheBoom
    Biden specializes in touching underage girls so not equal opportunity feeler
    , @ben tillman
    Joe Biden: Touching Every American!
    Keep Plugging Away!
    Biden: His Time!

    Genius from all three of you!
    , @pyrrhus
    But Creepy Joe only paws white girls--systemic racism!
  20. @Daniel H
    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act and opposition to Clinton’s 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.

    Mr. Krauthammer, I agree with you 100% on these points. Before we can make any progress, the Republican party must be destroyed.

    MAGA President Trump.

    OK, but note that you’re talking to Mr Tiny Duck.

    • Agree: jon
  21. The slogan he wants is “Biden: His Time!”

    • LOL: Cortes
  22. As you correctly prophesized in 2009, Steve, the Democrats will have increased difficulty in the coming years due to Blacks seeing it as their personal “Black Party”. Now it looks like the upcoming primaries for 2019-20 will be a giant pandering context to see who sounds the most like the talking points coming out of Princeton’s African-American Studies Department.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/implicit-bias-and-african-witchcraft/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1087395474351505409
  23. So, we’re skipping a Gen-X President.

    • Replies: @jon
    They wiped us from history:
    https://twitter.com/BillEvenson/status/1086764086887702528/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1086764086887702528&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Fgeneration-x-forgotten-again_us_5c4539d5e4b027c3bbc2fc87
    , @mr. wild
    We're too cynical. We laugh both at our elders and our youngers.
    , @Faraday's Bobcat
    Obama is Gen X.
  24. @clyde

    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.
     
    AOC looks about 10%-20% Puerto Rican black slave ancestry. This is why white Spanish Cubans didn't like Puerto Ricans. Too much black components and Taino Indian too. Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one.

    “Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one.”

    I knew one who was black as the darkest night, but her roots were actually south Asian.

  25. OT but imagine an article like this appearing in the WSJ or FT.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Why-large-scale-immigration-would-be-bad-for-Japan

    Large-scale immigration is hardly a lasting solution to Japan’s problem of an aging and shrinking population either. Immigrants also age. If they bring young families with them and spend their working lives in low income jobs, they are unlikely to make a net positive contribution to Japan’s public finances.

    Over the long-term one of two things will happen. If immigrants have higher fertility than native Japanese and fail to assimilate, then their share of the total population will inexorably rise.

    On the other hand, if they do assimilate and their fertility drops to Japanese levels, then yet more immigrants will be required to support them in their old age. Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme. Certainly, the alternative is population decline. But at the end of the Second World War, the Japanese population was 70 million, 50 million less than now. Japan would be returning to a more comfortable equilibrium, with more per capita resources. Other countries would follow in due course.

    • Replies: @TheBoom

    Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme
     
    Now that is a great summation
    , @ThreeCranes
    Agree. Depressing to reflect upon the effort expended by our media in obfuscating and distorting an issue that is so easy to grasp.
    , @istevefan
    That article warrants its own post.
    , @Counterinsurgency
    Past time that somebody figured that out. It does deserve its own pos

    Counterinsurgency
  26. What a great example of why Obama picked him to be his Vice President. There was no chance of Obama looking ignorant and unprepared compared to Joe.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  27. @Kyle
    She isn’t black

    Neither was Barack.

    #VictoryThroughSkinTone

    • Replies: @Hail

    #VictoryThroughSkinTone
     
    When will we hear the first proposal to allocate Congress seats explicitly by race? 15% reserved for Blacks, 20% reserved for Hispanics, 10% reserved for Asians, etc.

    Possibly a package deal with a new, racially-inclusive rotating presidency to be downgraded to two-year terms to cram in more racial inclusiveness:

    2028: Mandatory Hispanic Male President
    2030: Mandatory White Non-Male President
    2032: Mandatory Asian Female President
    2034: Mandatory Amerindian Elder President of Any or No Gender
    2036: Mandatory Black Female President
    2038: Mandatory President with at least 30% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Ancestry
    2040: Mandatory Hispanic Non-Male President
    etc.
  28. We don’t acknowledge systemic racism because it does not exist!

  29. Anon[246] • Disclaimer says:

    Barack says if your name is Jamaal and your name is Jim, and you have the same qualifications and Jim gets the job

    The key is understanding the meaning of “same qualifications.” You don’t want to look too closely there.

    — Same SAT scores when entering college?

    — Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    — Professors with same rules and enforcement policies relating to class attendance and make-up tests and assignments? (OCEAN conscientiousness)

    — Same exihibited conformity traits? (Studying vs. protesting)

    — Taking academic role in group work, or life-of-the-party role?

    — Figuring out how to succeed in classes on one’s own, or taking advanatage of URM-only tutoring?

    — Same number of years to graduation? 4? 6?

    Employers have figured out by now that when Jim and Jamaal have the “same qualifications,” they weirdly don’t seem to have the same qualifications. For every Jim you hire, you have one Jim. For every Jamaal, you need to also hire a Jim — and maybe a second Jim to keep an eye on Jamaal.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    — Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    Again, the number of people who cadge degrees in victimology programs is contextually tiny. The most popular major would be women's studies and its variants, which account for < 0.1% of the baccalaureate degrees awarded in this country. Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

    Blacks who enroll in baccalaureate-granting institutions have a similar distribution of majors to the non-black population, bar something of an aversion to the most math-intensive courses of study. The distribution among coarse categories in 2016 was as follows:


    Business: 19.7%
    Nursing &c: 13.6%
    Psychology: 7.6%
    Social sciences: 7.3% (sum of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, &c)
    Criminal justice &c: 6.2%
    Communications &c: 5.6%
    Biology: 4.5%
    Social work &c: 4%
    Performing and studio arts: 3.5%
    Teaching certificates: 3.4%
    General studies: 3.4%
    Multidisciplinary studies: 3.3%
    Computer science, information science, IT: 3%
    Physical education &c.: 3%
    Engineering: 2.2%
    English: 1.8%
    Family and consumer sciences: 1.8%
    Engineering technologies: 0.8%
    Physical sciences &c.: 0.8% (sum of chemistry, physics, geology)
    History: 0.7%
    Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies: 0.6%
    Agriculture &c.: 0.6%
    Mathematics & statistics: 0.5%
    Foreign languages: 0.5%.
    ...

    IIRC, in and among the general run of students, about 5% enroll at the engineering school, 1.4% major in a physical science, 1.1% major in math or stats, and 3% major in computer science, information science, or an IT discipline.
  30. @M Krauthammar
    Kamala Harris will be America's next president.
    It is my guarantee.

    Amnesty will be passed in early 2020s. I can assure you this.

    Trump is the last Republican and maybe White Male president.

    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act amd opposition to Clinton's 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.
    Haha, Enjoy

    Tiny Duck was a more interesting Pseudonymic Handle

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    Yes, but as I kept pointing out to him, by using a self-derogatory handle Tiny D(i)uck he was making it too obvious that it was a parody. Mike Krauthammer is a play on words combining the name of the late open-borders warmonger Charles Krauthammer, with the old fictional detective Mike Hammer.
    I think TD must be an older guy like me since most young people have never heard of Mickey Spillane’s character.
  31. @LondonBob
    OT but imagine an article like this appearing in the WSJ or FT.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Why-large-scale-immigration-would-be-bad-for-Japan

    Large-scale immigration is hardly a lasting solution to Japan's problem of an aging and shrinking population either. Immigrants also age. If they bring young families with them and spend their working lives in low income jobs, they are unlikely to make a net positive contribution to Japan's public finances.

    Over the long-term one of two things will happen. If immigrants have higher fertility than native Japanese and fail to assimilate, then their share of the total population will inexorably rise.

    On the other hand, if they do assimilate and their fertility drops to Japanese levels, then yet more immigrants will be required to support them in their old age. Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme. Certainly, the alternative is population decline. But at the end of the Second World War, the Japanese population was 70 million, 50 million less than now. Japan would be returning to a more comfortable equilibrium, with more per capita resources. Other countries would follow in due course.
     

    Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme

    Now that is a great summation

    • Agree: MEH 0910, Hail
    • Replies: @Hail
    A tweaked version of this could be an Executive Tweet.

    If all he delivers are space-opening rhetorical jabs, we'd really like this one. We need it.

    (Possible, but not likely if it hasn't happened in 3.5yrs of MAGA, 2yrs of presidency.)

    , @Anonymous Jew
    A Ponzi scheme all right, even taking the left's view of things. According to the left: low-skilled Whites won't do difficult blue collar jobs and have dropped out of the labor force. Therefore we must bring in low-skilled Mestizos that will do the work Americans won't. After one generation Mestizos regress and look like low-skilled Whites. So now we need...more low-skilled Mestizos. It's like that old cartoon where the hotel brings in a cat to get rid of the mouse, a dog to get rid of the cat, and so on.
  32. @DCThrowback
    Joe Biden: Touching Every American!

    Biden specializes in touching underage girls so not equal opportunity feeler

  33. I wish Biden would explain why those financial elite who fund the Democratic party are so racist? Maybe he should focus on Apple and Google and use them as case studies to understand why those execs are such bigots.

    Or did he steal this speech from Corbyn.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Maybe he should focus on Apple and Google and use them as case studies to understand why those execs are such bigots
     
    Apple is an Irish corporation, like Biden himself, and is run by a poofter, i.e., someone who isn't Jobs, but gives them. No Democrat is going to touch them.
  34. Joe Biden: Half-assing it since

  35. @Kaplan Turqweather
    As you correctly prophesized in 2009, Steve, the Democrats will have increased difficulty in the coming years due to Blacks seeing it as their personal "Black Party". Now it looks like the upcoming primaries for 2019-20 will be a giant pandering context to see who sounds the most like the talking points coming out of Princeton's African-American Studies Department.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/implicit-bias-and-african-witchcraft/

    • Replies: @Kaplan Turqweather
    If Sanders runs again and does so on being America's Third Black President, then Gabbard will take his place as the insurgent candidate. She is running for sure. I already have my money on an ultimate Harris/Gabbard primary fight.
  36. @Kyle
    She isn’t black

    She isn’t black

    The important thing is, she isn’t white.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    But she made the mistake that Obama didn't: she married white.
  37. @Anon

    Barack says if your name is Jamaal and your name is Jim, and you have the same qualifications and Jim gets the job
     
    The key is understanding the meaning of "same qualifications." You don't want to look too closely there.

    -- Same SAT scores when entering college?

    -- Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    -- Professors with same rules and enforcement policies relating to class attendance and make-up tests and assignments? (OCEAN conscientiousness)

    -- Same exihibited conformity traits? (Studying vs. protesting)

    -- Taking academic role in group work, or life-of-the-party role?

    -- Figuring out how to succeed in classes on one's own, or taking advanatage of URM-only tutoring?

    -- Same number of years to graduation? 4? 6?

    Employers have figured out by now that when Jim and Jamaal have the "same qualifications," they weirdly don't seem to have the same qualifications. For every Jim you hire, you have one Jim. For every Jamaal, you need to also hire a Jim -- and maybe a second Jim to keep an eye on Jamaal.

    — Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    Again, the number of people who cadge degrees in victimology programs is contextually tiny. The most popular major would be women’s studies and its variants, which account for < 0.1% of the baccalaureate degrees awarded in this country. Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

    Blacks who enroll in baccalaureate-granting institutions have a similar distribution of majors to the non-black population, bar something of an aversion to the most math-intensive courses of study. The distribution among coarse categories in 2016 was as follows:

    Business: 19.7%
    Nursing &c: 13.6%
    Psychology: 7.6%
    Social sciences: 7.3% (sum of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, &c)
    Criminal justice &c: 6.2%
    Communications &c: 5.6%
    Biology: 4.5%
    Social work &c: 4%
    Performing and studio arts: 3.5%
    Teaching certificates: 3.4%
    General studies: 3.4%
    Multidisciplinary studies: 3.3%
    Computer science, information science, IT: 3%
    Physical education &c.: 3%
    Engineering: 2.2%
    English: 1.8%
    Family and consumer sciences: 1.8%
    Engineering technologies: 0.8%
    Physical sciences &c.: 0.8% (sum of chemistry, physics, geology)
    History: 0.7%
    Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies: 0.6%
    Agriculture &c.: 0.6%
    Mathematics & statistics: 0.5%
    Foreign languages: 0.5%.

    IIRC, in and among the general run of students, about 5% enroll at the engineering school, 1.4% major in a physical science, 1.1% major in math or stats, and 3% major in computer science, information science, or an IT discipline.

    • Replies: @peterike

    Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

     

    Maybe as a specific degree. But victimology is part and parcel of many other courses of study: psychology, social sciences, criminal justice, social work, etc. You won't get through any of these without learning all about microaggressions and systemic white racism.
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them."

    Again, wrong.

    Again, when you add up Psychology, Social sciences, Criminal justice, Communications, Social work, Teaching certificates, General studies, Multidisciplinary studies, English, Family and consumer sciences, History, and Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, you get a sum of 45.7% majoring in Victimology Studies.

    Again, stick to Wikipedia copy-pasta, Art, and, again, leave the analysis to others.
    , @Jack D
    "Studies" by themselves are a small % and maybe some of the non-STEM majors are bona-fide non-grievance centered career oriented degree programs. But college faculty is overwhelmingly Leftist almost regardless of the department and this rubs off on the students. And some of the non-studies majors are overtly Leftist not only in terms of faculty but in terms of what is studied - they come at their fields with the narrative of "white oppression". You can study politics thru that lens, education, criminal justice, history, etc. - it doesn't make a difference because the focus is always on how whites oppress minorities and women. Hell you could study dental hygiene thru that lens if you tried hard enough. And even if you are say a computer science major you are going to take liberal arts courses that inevitably have a Leftist spin as part of your course distribution. In addition, the grievance and overtly Leftist other departments serve as a breeding ground for political activists, Congressional aids, non-profits, etc. and so exert an influence that is disproportionate to their numbers. Almost 100% of people who come out with nursing degrees become nurses and don't look for jobs on Capitol Hill, but people who come out with these worthless degrees wind up in government and government rent-seeking jobs because they aren't qualified to do anything else.
    , @jon
    Where did you get those stats on college majors? Are they looking at enrollment at admission, or major at graduation? From what I have seen, the initial enrollment may look similar, but the numbers drop precipitously for NAMS. My college had separate graduations based on college/department. Although my school had a pretty typical number of black and hispanic students, I don't remember seeing any at the STEM graduation ceremonies.
  38. @TheBoom
    I wish Biden would explain why those financial elite who fund the Democratic party are so racist? Maybe he should focus on Apple and Google and use them as case studies to understand why those execs are such bigots.

    Or did he steal this speech from Corbyn.

    Maybe he should focus on Apple and Google and use them as case studies to understand why those execs are such bigots

    Apple is an Irish corporation, like Biden himself, and is run by a poofter, i.e., someone who isn’t Jobs, but gives them. No Democrat is going to touch them.

  39. You’ll forgive a furriner for saying so but he’s always seemed rather thick to me. I will acknowledge, however, his acuity in observing that Obama was “clean and articulate”.

  40. Biden boasting about his high IQ:

  41. @Art Deco
    — Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    Again, the number of people who cadge degrees in victimology programs is contextually tiny. The most popular major would be women's studies and its variants, which account for < 0.1% of the baccalaureate degrees awarded in this country. Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

    Blacks who enroll in baccalaureate-granting institutions have a similar distribution of majors to the non-black population, bar something of an aversion to the most math-intensive courses of study. The distribution among coarse categories in 2016 was as follows:


    Business: 19.7%
    Nursing &c: 13.6%
    Psychology: 7.6%
    Social sciences: 7.3% (sum of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, &c)
    Criminal justice &c: 6.2%
    Communications &c: 5.6%
    Biology: 4.5%
    Social work &c: 4%
    Performing and studio arts: 3.5%
    Teaching certificates: 3.4%
    General studies: 3.4%
    Multidisciplinary studies: 3.3%
    Computer science, information science, IT: 3%
    Physical education &c.: 3%
    Engineering: 2.2%
    English: 1.8%
    Family and consumer sciences: 1.8%
    Engineering technologies: 0.8%
    Physical sciences &c.: 0.8% (sum of chemistry, physics, geology)
    History: 0.7%
    Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies: 0.6%
    Agriculture &c.: 0.6%
    Mathematics & statistics: 0.5%
    Foreign languages: 0.5%.
    ...

    IIRC, in and among the general run of students, about 5% enroll at the engineering school, 1.4% major in a physical science, 1.1% major in math or stats, and 3% major in computer science, information science, or an IT discipline.

    Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There’s almost zero demand for them.

    Maybe as a specific degree. But victimology is part and parcel of many other courses of study: psychology, social sciences, criminal justice, social work, etc. You won’t get through any of these without learning all about microaggressions and systemic white racism.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    But victimology is part and parcel of many other courses of study: psychology, social sciences, criminal justice, social work, etc. You won’t get through any of these without learning all about microaggressions and systemic white racism.

    There are social psychologists who study race matters, but it's a narrow sliver of the whole field. Political science is divvied up among American domestic politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and foreign area studies. You can certainly avoid victimology courses if you've a mind to, and even in studying American domestic politics there's a great deal of other material out there. You might encounter racial questions in a course on urban economics or labor economics. Then again you might not. In re anthropology, it depends on which end of the discipline you're studying. Great swaths of anthroplogy are still concerned with palaeoanthropology or with foreign cultures. American history is pretty corrupted these days, but there's much else to study in the history department. Sociology, cultural anthropology, social psychology, and American history might account for 20% or 25% of the manpower teaching in social sciences and history, and social sciences and history account for just 8% of all degrees awarded blacks.
  42. @M Krauthammar
    Kamala Harris will be America's next president.
    It is my guarantee.

    Amnesty will be passed in early 2020s. I can assure you this.

    Trump is the last Republican and maybe White Male president.

    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act amd opposition to Clinton's 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.
    Haha, Enjoy

    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    That’s a fair supposition, but.... if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    If she can come in at least second in the SC primary February 29, 2020, and win the California primary on March 3rd (three months earlier than it used to be), she could gain momentum and credibility (among the Dem voters, not me!).

    On the same day as California are a slew of still-African-dominated dem primaries: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

    Another factor: can Harris pay Booker not to run against her, e.g. by offering him the US Attorney General position or a seat on the US Supreme Court. If she sidelines that competitor for african votes in the primaries, watch out. Imagine Harris winning the New Jersey primary partly on the strength of a Booker endorsement and active campaign with her there. Lots of delegates from NJ in the Dem party primaries.
    , @AnotherDad

    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.
     
    There's no doubt that Kamala will face a "how black are you?" undercurrent.

    But there's a sexual component here not just a racial one. For Barak, if he'd married white that would have been fine with the whites--interracial peace and harmony blah, blah, blah. But it would have been a explicit rejection of the sistas. Michelle sold the deal not just being part of the community but pride and ego for the sistas. And they are the ones who vote.

    The racial things is there for Kamal--are you black or are you Indian? She can answer "black". But her marrying a white guy when she's a menopausal spinster? Black women won't care. Heck, they can even take it as proof that "black women are desirable", which they'd dearly like to believe. And black men don't care. They do fine in the interacial market, they aren't sitting around sulking about her selling out to whitey. And if they did ... Willie Brown solves the problem. The black man had her when she was ripe. Some white deeb was so stupid he wifed her up when she was a dried old bag--got sloppy 2nds from the black man. LOL.

    Bottom line here--she'll need to convince blacks, she's "black". But the mating dynamics just do not work the way they do with Obama.
  43. @Reg Cæsar

    She isn’t black

     

    The important thing is, she isn't white.

    But she made the mistake that Obama didn’t: she married white.

  44. “That systematical racism, you gotta love it. Not any more, of course, can’t have that crap anymore. But I’ll tell ya, when I was elected to the Senate in 1972, Barack America would have been serving me a coffee and a danish in the train from Wilmington, and I’da been calling him ‘George.’ We called all of’em George back then. Easier. We had slaves in Delaware when I was growing up, I shit you not.

    I said Danish, we didn’t have those goddam Jewish bagels everywhere back then. Nowdays you want a Danish you gotta go to a goddam Seven Eleven, feel like you gotta get a smallpox shot when you go in there. What is that smell, turmeric? Some goddam thing.

    Barack’s the best though. I couldn’t believe how clean he was when I met him, I thought he’d have some kind of farm smell. What do I know.

    We were discussing a new education program we’re gonna have when I’m president. ‘No Child’s Behind Left Untouched’ it’s called, or some damn thing. Great for the kids. Gotta have education.

    Anyway, I want to thank my host, president of the Delaware Chamber of Tax Evasion for having me. Having me, I’d like to have your wife Tom. Great rack. I kid, Tom, she’s a great gal.

    So vote for me. I know my way around the place, everyone loves me, even the elevator guy in the Russell building. I think his name is George.”

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    Good laughs.
    , @ChrisZ
    Great stuff, Ghost—and funnier on a second reading. The bit about Danish versus bagel hints at a larger story about the last 50 years.
    , @Known Fact
    Stand up and take a bow, uhh, never mind
  45. Joe Biden is so old and uncool

    Sista Matic was Biden’s favorite female rapper from 1990—he forgot who she was, but remembered the name. Awkward.

    Next up: He denounces Pubic Enemy in a woke effort to call out ‘rape culture’.

    • Replies: @J1234
    I'm still waiting for the opportunity to shoot through the front door with a shotgun. My family knows it's safer just to sleep out in the yard than to walk in the house after 10 pm. There ya go, Joe.
    , @Faraday's Bobcat
    That video is freaking devastating. I had seen the still picture but figured anyone could snap an unflattering frame.
  46. Biden was right about one big thing, though: whites don’t like to admit that “systemic racism” exists. To admit that would be to in validate the fundamental assumption of Western politics: that reason is a common ground on which differences can be reconciled by a modus vivendi that avoids war; that reason can avoid at least some death”

    Systemic racism exists in any industrial society, and is easily observable: No jobs for people with IQ under 83. That’s in the 40% range for some large groups, vs. about 10% for whites. That’s disparate imppact, right there, it applies to a race, and it’s a part of a system (industrial society) invented and maintained by whites. Systemic racism, right in front of your eyes.

    Moreover, the disparate impact is built into industrial society — managing or even using the capital equipment takes an IQ over 83. Putting low IQ people on the dole doesn’t work — it eats up so much capital that industrial society can’t maintain its capital equipment, much less switch to new resources as the old resources are used up. (Check: infrastructure _is_ wearing out, and new research results _are not_, as a rule, being applied ]1])

    Nobody admits that, however. Perhaps that is because nobody knows what to do once it is admitted. To get some idea of what the Left thinks would happen, try reading S. M. Stirling’s _Draka_ series. although that’s a bit bloody for most (it’s a horror series written deadpan for a commercial audience). To see what the Right thinks — well, not much is in print. Nobody wants to look past the singularity. I wouldn’t blame them except that the singularity bodes fair to overrun us in the near future. Forewarned is forearmed, and I could use two more arms.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Independent Man
    “Peter Thiel on Technological Stagnation”.

    Thiel’s right. Most people are living in the AD 1950s (auto, airline, telephone, TV, air conditioning, heck, coal/oil burning central power plants) except in information retrieval and digital entertainment. Research results are generally not followed up (I’ve seen this first hand) although funding for research efforts is continued on a fairly low level.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    The Chinese are not crippled by the need to feed and house a large non-productive low IQ population. Until recently, their technological progress was limited by the amount of technology that they could steal from the West but that era is drawing to a close. The oppressive political climate and government interference in business decisions hurts them in some ways but it helps them in others - if someone wants to build a new chip fab or pipeline they are not going to spend 20 years tied up in environmental lawsuits, suits from Native American tribes, etc, etc. And maybe the Chinese really are less "creative" than white Euros - I doubt it, but maybe. But not having to tie up their educational system and society like a pretzel in order to skirt around racial issues is a big advantage. The Chinese moon mission is I think just a taste of what is to come.

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet. In addition to China, you have the Japanese, the S. Koreans, Vietnam, etc. India has a large low IQ population but they don't devote much resources to them - you can have 300 million people (equivalent to the entire population of the US) living at a Western level and more or less ignore the rest.
    , @rob
    When you give dates like 1950, you don’t need to put AD, we know from context.

    Also, your name appears in the ‘X says:’ line. If what you said is the interesting enough, then the reader will move his eyes up slightly, or even scroll, to see who made the comment.

    No need to thank me. I’m happy to help.

  47. @LondonBob
    OT but imagine an article like this appearing in the WSJ or FT.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Why-large-scale-immigration-would-be-bad-for-Japan

    Large-scale immigration is hardly a lasting solution to Japan's problem of an aging and shrinking population either. Immigrants also age. If they bring young families with them and spend their working lives in low income jobs, they are unlikely to make a net positive contribution to Japan's public finances.

    Over the long-term one of two things will happen. If immigrants have higher fertility than native Japanese and fail to assimilate, then their share of the total population will inexorably rise.

    On the other hand, if they do assimilate and their fertility drops to Japanese levels, then yet more immigrants will be required to support them in their old age. Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme. Certainly, the alternative is population decline. But at the end of the Second World War, the Japanese population was 70 million, 50 million less than now. Japan would be returning to a more comfortable equilibrium, with more per capita resources. Other countries would follow in due course.
     

    Agree. Depressing to reflect upon the effort expended by our media in obfuscating and distorting an issue that is so easy to grasp.

  48. Biden reminds everyone of their drunk uncle at a family reunion. So we can all identify with him. Uncle Joe. Funny thing is, he doesn’t drink alcoholic beverages. So maybe it is a mental disorder.

  49. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    "That systematical racism, you gotta love it. Not any more, of course, can't have that crap anymore. But I'll tell ya, when I was elected to the Senate in 1972, Barack America would have been serving me a coffee and a danish in the train from Wilmington, and I'da been calling him 'George.' We called all of'em George back then. Easier. We had slaves in Delaware when I was growing up, I shit you not.

    I said Danish, we didn't have those goddam Jewish bagels everywhere back then. Nowdays you want a Danish you gotta go to a goddam Seven Eleven, feel like you gotta get a smallpox shot when you go in there. What is that smell, turmeric? Some goddam thing.

    Barack's the best though. I couldn't believe how clean he was when I met him, I thought he'd have some kind of farm smell. What do I know.

    We were discussing a new education program we're gonna have when I'm president. 'No Child's Behind Left Untouched' it's called, or some damn thing. Great for the kids. Gotta have education.

    Anyway, I want to thank my host, president of the Delaware Chamber of Tax Evasion for having me. Having me, I'd like to have your wife Tom. Great rack. I kid, Tom, she's a great gal.

    So vote for me. I know my way around the place, everyone loves me, even the elevator guy in the Russell building. I think his name is George."

    Good laughs.

  50. @TheBoom
    Tiny Duck was a more interesting Pseudonymic Handle

    Yes, but as I kept pointing out to him, by using a self-derogatory handle Tiny D(i)uck he was making it too obvious that it was a parody. Mike Krauthammer is a play on words combining the name of the late open-borders warmonger Charles Krauthammer, with the old fictional detective Mike Hammer.
    I think TD must be an older guy like me since most young people have never heard of Mickey Spillane’s character.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    There actually is a Michael O. Krauthammar with a home in Connecticut. He's an adjunct at Yale's medical school. (I think his primary residence and home institution is in Switzerland). That particular Michael Krauthammar does not appear to be a paternal-side cousin of Charles Krauthammer. CK was not an advocate of open borders, BTW.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/19/krauthammer_gives_prager_u_commentary_build_the_wall.html
    , @Svigor
    Who cares if he's a parody? He's vile. I love this "oh I'm clever enough to recognize that you're a parody, so you can come over to my house and fuck my wife" attitude. He's a piece of shit.
  51. @TheBoom

    Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme
     
    Now that is a great summation

    A tweaked version of this could be an Executive Tweet.

    If all he delivers are space-opening rhetorical jabs, we’d really like this one. We need it.

    (Possible, but not likely if it hasn’t happened in 3.5yrs of MAGA, 2yrs of presidency.)

  52. @Alfa158
    Yes, but as I kept pointing out to him, by using a self-derogatory handle Tiny D(i)uck he was making it too obvious that it was a parody. Mike Krauthammer is a play on words combining the name of the late open-borders warmonger Charles Krauthammer, with the old fictional detective Mike Hammer.
    I think TD must be an older guy like me since most young people have never heard of Mickey Spillane’s character.

    There actually is a Michael O. Krauthammar with a home in Connecticut. He’s an adjunct at Yale’s medical school. (I think his primary residence and home institution is in Switzerland). That particular Michael Krauthammar does not appear to be a paternal-side cousin of Charles Krauthammer. CK was not an advocate of open borders, BTW.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/19/krauthammer_gives_prager_u_commentary_build_the_wall.html

  53. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    "That systematical racism, you gotta love it. Not any more, of course, can't have that crap anymore. But I'll tell ya, when I was elected to the Senate in 1972, Barack America would have been serving me a coffee and a danish in the train from Wilmington, and I'da been calling him 'George.' We called all of'em George back then. Easier. We had slaves in Delaware when I was growing up, I shit you not.

    I said Danish, we didn't have those goddam Jewish bagels everywhere back then. Nowdays you want a Danish you gotta go to a goddam Seven Eleven, feel like you gotta get a smallpox shot when you go in there. What is that smell, turmeric? Some goddam thing.

    Barack's the best though. I couldn't believe how clean he was when I met him, I thought he'd have some kind of farm smell. What do I know.

    We were discussing a new education program we're gonna have when I'm president. 'No Child's Behind Left Untouched' it's called, or some damn thing. Great for the kids. Gotta have education.

    Anyway, I want to thank my host, president of the Delaware Chamber of Tax Evasion for having me. Having me, I'd like to have your wife Tom. Great rack. I kid, Tom, she's a great gal.

    So vote for me. I know my way around the place, everyone loves me, even the elevator guy in the Russell building. I think his name is George."

    Great stuff, Ghost—and funnier on a second reading. The bit about Danish versus bagel hints at a larger story about the last 50 years.

  54. @clyde
    After Kams wins the primaries by going left, I can see her taking in Biden as her next Willie level super-mentor. Done to reassure Dem moderates she is not a California wild child. Plus party elder Biden knows the east coast Democrat electoral landscape. Kams only knows California.

    I can see her taking in Biden

    I hope I never see that. Fortunately, I can’t imagine she’d let him film it.

  55. “Barack says if your name is Jamaal and your name is Jim, and you have the same qualifications and Jim gets the job,” Biden said.

    Ah, turning it around on whitey but anyone who has ever worked for a living knows that nine times out of ten Jim is the vastly more qualified and better candidate while Jamaal has affirmative action written all over him. But these days Jamaal wins out more often than not owing to his skin color and aggressive minority hiring targets set by big companies.

    Typically guys named Jamaal have dreadlocks and a rap sheet and are usually unemployable anyway.

    • Replies: @Marty
    Nah, Jamals are the Fred MacMurrays of the black world.
  56. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1087395474351505409

    If Sanders runs again and does so on being America’s Third Black President, then Gabbard will take his place as the insurgent candidate. She is running for sure. I already have my money on an ultimate Harris/Gabbard primary fight.

  57. Should have copied the speech from an English pol and hoped nobody caught him.

  58. @Percy Gryce
    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.

    That’s a fair supposition, but…. if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    If she can come in at least second in the SC primary February 29, 2020, and win the California primary on March 3rd (three months earlier than it used to be), she could gain momentum and credibility (among the Dem voters, not me!).

    On the same day as California are a slew of still-African-dominated dem primaries: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

    Another factor: can Harris pay Booker not to run against her, e.g. by offering him the US Attorney General position or a seat on the US Supreme Court. If she sidelines that competitor for african votes in the primaries, watch out. Imagine Harris winning the New Jersey primary partly on the strength of a Booker endorsement and active campaign with her there. Lots of delegates from NJ in the Dem party primaries.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    That’s a fair supposition, but…. if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.
     
    Jews aren't unanimously comfortable with Jews being showcased in positions of primary political power, especially the presidency. They are more comfortable with influential advisory roles.

    Jews in general also dislike examples being set of intermarriage with Gentiles, although this bigotry is directed in its greatest force at Gentile male-Jewish female couplings. See Howard Dean.

    , @Peripatetic Commenter
    Hmmm, maybe we need a black third-party candidate.

    I would throw $100 his way.
    , @Jack D
    Emhoff is Jewish but I don't see that as having much bearing on Harris's popularity with the media or donors. Marrying black like Obama would have been most preferable or at least some other non-white minority. Maybe marrying a Jewish guy is slightly better than if she had married a WASP but I don't see it as being at all critical to her prospects. If anything, with the Leftist base this takes points away - Harris is seen as being a little too supportive of Israel for the hard Left/Muslim wing of the party. The black community too must not be too enamored that she has a Jew for a husband either. Ask Linda Sarsour or Tamika Mallory how much they like Harris's Jew husband. The position of Jews in the Democrat Party (or even the media) is not what it once was. Carlos Slim is not Jewish. Bezos is not Jewish. There are plenty of non-Jewish tech billionaires to fund the party instead of the old Jewish donor base.
    , @Faraday's Bobcat

    That’s a fair supposition, but…. if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.
     
    The Dems have a growing Muslim faction that hates Israel and Zionism and is not all too chummy with your garden variety secular Jewish SJWs.

    But, Harris will be the nominee anyway. All you have to do is watch what CNN is saying about the other candidates. Yesterday they had a couple of stories alleging Gabbard is buddies with Assad.
  59. @Almost Missouri
    Neither was Barack.

    #VictoryThroughSkinTone

    #VictoryThroughSkinTone

    When will we hear the first proposal to allocate Congress seats explicitly by race? 15% reserved for Blacks, 20% reserved for Hispanics, 10% reserved for Asians, etc.

    Possibly a package deal with a new, racially-inclusive rotating presidency to be downgraded to two-year terms to cram in more racial inclusiveness:

    2028: Mandatory Hispanic Male President
    2030: Mandatory White Non-Male President
    2032: Mandatory Asian Female President
    2034: Mandatory Amerindian Elder President of Any or No Gender
    2036: Mandatory Black Female President
    2038: Mandatory President with at least 30% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Ancestry
    2040: Mandatory Hispanic Non-Male President
    etc.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    When is a mandatory short British person called Tyrion 2 year? Wake me up then. I demand representation.
  60. @peterike

    Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

     

    Maybe as a specific degree. But victimology is part and parcel of many other courses of study: psychology, social sciences, criminal justice, social work, etc. You won't get through any of these without learning all about microaggressions and systemic white racism.

    But victimology is part and parcel of many other courses of study: psychology, social sciences, criminal justice, social work, etc. You won’t get through any of these without learning all about microaggressions and systemic white racism.

    There are social psychologists who study race matters, but it’s a narrow sliver of the whole field. Political science is divvied up among American domestic politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and foreign area studies. You can certainly avoid victimology courses if you’ve a mind to, and even in studying American domestic politics there’s a great deal of other material out there. You might encounter racial questions in a course on urban economics or labor economics. Then again you might not. In re anthropology, it depends on which end of the discipline you’re studying. Great swaths of anthroplogy are still concerned with palaeoanthropology or with foreign cultures. American history is pretty corrupted these days, but there’s much else to study in the history department. Sociology, cultural anthropology, social psychology, and American history might account for 20% or 25% of the manpower teaching in social sciences and history, and social sciences and history account for just 8% of all degrees awarded blacks.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Have you even set foot in a university in the last thirty years? I mean, outside the library? You are completely full of s**t. Most everything in acdemia now is corrupted with PC doctrine: law, languages, history, linguistics. Damned near everything.

    You are such a f**king idiot.
  61. “There’s something we have to admit—not you, we, white America—has to admit there’s still a systematic racism.”

    Muh Naytcha be raciss n sheit!

    Someone needs to clue leftists in on the fact that no one can confess on behalf of anyone else. When they cop to racism on “our” behalf, they speak only for themselves. They also need to figure out that there is no “our” or “we” here. I hate white leftists’ guts, and their white skin ain’t buying any solidarity with me.

    Seriously, this is the most common and blatant form of white privilege I see in modern America – the presumption on the part of leftist whites that their white skin means they get to speak for me, confess and apologize on my behalf, pretend they know something about my life or the “unearned privileges” I was supposedly born with, etc. They’re wrong.

  62. @Alfa158
    Yes, but as I kept pointing out to him, by using a self-derogatory handle Tiny D(i)uck he was making it too obvious that it was a parody. Mike Krauthammer is a play on words combining the name of the late open-borders warmonger Charles Krauthammer, with the old fictional detective Mike Hammer.
    I think TD must be an older guy like me since most young people have never heard of Mickey Spillane’s character.

    Who cares if he’s a parody? He’s vile. I love this “oh I’m clever enough to recognize that you’re a parody, so you can come over to my house and fuck my wife” attitude. He’s a piece of shit.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Svigor, many times the great parody-filled comments make very good points. (I recall some that were on Zerohedge when I used to read it regularly.) I'm not saying Tiny Duck's comments do, or not too often, as I recollect. Either way, he can't come over, as we have a cat who is partial to waterfowl in a non-sexual way.
  63. Say it ain’t so, Joe, say it ain’t so!

  64. @Hail

    #VictoryThroughSkinTone
     
    When will we hear the first proposal to allocate Congress seats explicitly by race? 15% reserved for Blacks, 20% reserved for Hispanics, 10% reserved for Asians, etc.

    Possibly a package deal with a new, racially-inclusive rotating presidency to be downgraded to two-year terms to cram in more racial inclusiveness:

    2028: Mandatory Hispanic Male President
    2030: Mandatory White Non-Male President
    2032: Mandatory Asian Female President
    2034: Mandatory Amerindian Elder President of Any or No Gender
    2036: Mandatory Black Female President
    2038: Mandatory President with at least 30% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Ancestry
    2040: Mandatory Hispanic Non-Male President
    etc.

    When is a mandatory short British person called Tyrion 2 year? Wake me up then. I demand representation.

  65. @PiltdownMan
    White, male, stale, grew up in a blue-collar steel and coal town, known for remarks about Indian convenience storekeepers and Obama being clean and articulate, long high-profile record in the Senate, eight years in the executive branch, unacquainted with fashionable "woke" terms like "systemic racism"...

    If Biden dumps the coalition of the fringes and goes for the center, he might actually have a chance. But the DNC will never allow it.

    Hell tear Kamala a new one just like he did up anita…

  66. Since we’re on the subject of Biden: I feel that Michel Houellebecq partially based a character on him in “Submission”: namely, the politician Francois Bayrou, who becomes Prime Minister under the Obamian President Ben Abbas.

    I don’t have the book at hand from which to quote directly, but the description of an affable has-been, elevated against all expectation to a high position to give a patina of safe familiarity to the alien Ben Abbas, seems to fit Biden’s role circa 2008. Their names are phonetically similar (Bi- equals the French Bay-), as well. Ben Abbas, meaning “father’s son,” would be a reference to (among other things) the title of Obama’s “autobiography.”

  67. @LondonBob
    OT but imagine an article like this appearing in the WSJ or FT.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Why-large-scale-immigration-would-be-bad-for-Japan

    Large-scale immigration is hardly a lasting solution to Japan's problem of an aging and shrinking population either. Immigrants also age. If they bring young families with them and spend their working lives in low income jobs, they are unlikely to make a net positive contribution to Japan's public finances.

    Over the long-term one of two things will happen. If immigrants have higher fertility than native Japanese and fail to assimilate, then their share of the total population will inexorably rise.

    On the other hand, if they do assimilate and their fertility drops to Japanese levels, then yet more immigrants will be required to support them in their old age. Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme. Certainly, the alternative is population decline. But at the end of the Second World War, the Japanese population was 70 million, 50 million less than now. Japan would be returning to a more comfortable equilibrium, with more per capita resources. Other countries would follow in due course.
     

    That article warrants its own post.

    • Agree: Hail
  68. “Barack says if your name is Barack and your name is Mitt, and you have the same qualifications and Mitt gets the job,” Biden said.

    Oh, no wait…

  69. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Joe Biden is so old and uncool
     
    Sista Matic was Biden’s favorite female rapper from 1990—he forgot who she was, but remembered the name. Awkward.

    Next up: He denounces Pubic Enemy in a woke effort to call out ‘rape culture’.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/iOo85QdfNj3tm/giphy.gif

    I’m still waiting for the opportunity to shoot through the front door with a shotgun. My family knows it’s safer just to sleep out in the yard than to walk in the house after 10 pm. There ya go, Joe.

  70. Joe Biden: Half-assing it since 1972!

    Candidates typically exaggerate their virtues and accomplishments, so, adjusting for that factor, this is a reasonable campaign slogan for Joe.

  71. Anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @RadicalCenter
    That’s a fair supposition, but.... if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    If she can come in at least second in the SC primary February 29, 2020, and win the California primary on March 3rd (three months earlier than it used to be), she could gain momentum and credibility (among the Dem voters, not me!).

    On the same day as California are a slew of still-African-dominated dem primaries: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

    Another factor: can Harris pay Booker not to run against her, e.g. by offering him the US Attorney General position or a seat on the US Supreme Court. If she sidelines that competitor for african votes in the primaries, watch out. Imagine Harris winning the New Jersey primary partly on the strength of a Booker endorsement and active campaign with her there. Lots of delegates from NJ in the Dem party primaries.

    That’s a fair supposition, but…. if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    Jews aren’t unanimously comfortable with Jews being showcased in positions of primary political power, especially the presidency. They are more comfortable with influential advisory roles.

    Jews in general also dislike examples being set of intermarriage with Gentiles, although this bigotry is directed in its greatest force at Gentile male-Jewish female couplings. See Howard Dean.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Yours is an excellent point; they prefer to be the éminence grise because it makes it less obvious to the subjugated people they're being controlled by outsiders.
  72. @clyde

    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.
     
    AOC looks about 10%-20% Puerto Rican black slave ancestry. This is why white Spanish Cubans didn't like Puerto Ricans. Too much black components and Taino Indian too. Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one.

    Though Ricans can be very white, I knew one.

    That leaves another 9 million who are not white (like the Irish, there are more Puerto Ricans abroad than at home).

    As a Spanish colony, Puerto Rico continued to attract a handful of Spanish immigrants right up to the end of the colonial period and even after becoming a US possession had a trickle of European immigration. But most Puerto Ricans are (somewhat uniquely) a tri-racial mix – 1/2 to 2/3 white, 1/3 to 1/6 black, 1/6 Indian. Most Latin and Caribbean countries are either Indian- Spanish mixes or black-white (mostly black) mixes but Puerto Ricans have all three. Pure whites are not unknown but they are pretty rare. A sugar or coffee plantation might have hundreds of mixed race farm workers but one pure white owner’s family.

  73. @Art Deco
    — Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    Again, the number of people who cadge degrees in victimology programs is contextually tiny. The most popular major would be women's studies and its variants, which account for < 0.1% of the baccalaureate degrees awarded in this country. Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

    Blacks who enroll in baccalaureate-granting institutions have a similar distribution of majors to the non-black population, bar something of an aversion to the most math-intensive courses of study. The distribution among coarse categories in 2016 was as follows:


    Business: 19.7%
    Nursing &c: 13.6%
    Psychology: 7.6%
    Social sciences: 7.3% (sum of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, &c)
    Criminal justice &c: 6.2%
    Communications &c: 5.6%
    Biology: 4.5%
    Social work &c: 4%
    Performing and studio arts: 3.5%
    Teaching certificates: 3.4%
    General studies: 3.4%
    Multidisciplinary studies: 3.3%
    Computer science, information science, IT: 3%
    Physical education &c.: 3%
    Engineering: 2.2%
    English: 1.8%
    Family and consumer sciences: 1.8%
    Engineering technologies: 0.8%
    Physical sciences &c.: 0.8% (sum of chemistry, physics, geology)
    History: 0.7%
    Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies: 0.6%
    Agriculture &c.: 0.6%
    Mathematics & statistics: 0.5%
    Foreign languages: 0.5%.
    ...

    IIRC, in and among the general run of students, about 5% enroll at the engineering school, 1.4% major in a physical science, 1.1% major in math or stats, and 3% major in computer science, information science, or an IT discipline.

    “Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There’s almost zero demand for them.”

    Again, wrong.

    Again, when you add up Psychology, Social sciences, Criminal justice, Communications, Social work, Teaching certificates, General studies, Multidisciplinary studies, English, Family and consumer sciences, History, and Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, you get a sum of 45.7% majoring in Victimology Studies.

    Again, stick to Wikipedia copy-pasta, Art, and, again, leave the analysis to others.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Again, when you add up Psychology, Social sciences, Criminal justice, Communications, Social work, Teaching certificates, General studies, Multidisciplinary studies, English, Family and consumer sciences, History, and Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, you get a sum of 45.7% majoring in Victimology Studies.


    Well, let's see you pull a syllabus from five different institutions which will demonstrate that courses in cognition, resource economics, courts and judicial process, Medieval history, human nutrition, and retail merchandising are all disguised 'grievance studies' courses.
  74. @Art Deco
    — Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    Again, the number of people who cadge degrees in victimology programs is contextually tiny. The most popular major would be women's studies and its variants, which account for < 0.1% of the baccalaureate degrees awarded in this country. Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

    Blacks who enroll in baccalaureate-granting institutions have a similar distribution of majors to the non-black population, bar something of an aversion to the most math-intensive courses of study. The distribution among coarse categories in 2016 was as follows:


    Business: 19.7%
    Nursing &c: 13.6%
    Psychology: 7.6%
    Social sciences: 7.3% (sum of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, &c)
    Criminal justice &c: 6.2%
    Communications &c: 5.6%
    Biology: 4.5%
    Social work &c: 4%
    Performing and studio arts: 3.5%
    Teaching certificates: 3.4%
    General studies: 3.4%
    Multidisciplinary studies: 3.3%
    Computer science, information science, IT: 3%
    Physical education &c.: 3%
    Engineering: 2.2%
    English: 1.8%
    Family and consumer sciences: 1.8%
    Engineering technologies: 0.8%
    Physical sciences &c.: 0.8% (sum of chemistry, physics, geology)
    History: 0.7%
    Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies: 0.6%
    Agriculture &c.: 0.6%
    Mathematics & statistics: 0.5%
    Foreign languages: 0.5%.
    ...

    IIRC, in and among the general run of students, about 5% enroll at the engineering school, 1.4% major in a physical science, 1.1% major in math or stats, and 3% major in computer science, information science, or an IT discipline.

    “Studies” by themselves are a small % and maybe some of the non-STEM majors are bona-fide non-grievance centered career oriented degree programs. But college faculty is overwhelmingly Leftist almost regardless of the department and this rubs off on the students. And some of the non-studies majors are overtly Leftist not only in terms of faculty but in terms of what is studied – they come at their fields with the narrative of “white oppression”. You can study politics thru that lens, education, criminal justice, history, etc. – it doesn’t make a difference because the focus is always on how whites oppress minorities and women. Hell you could study dental hygiene thru that lens if you tried hard enough. And even if you are say a computer science major you are going to take liberal arts courses that inevitably have a Leftist spin as part of your course distribution. In addition, the grievance and overtly Leftist other departments serve as a breeding ground for political activists, Congressional aids, non-profits, etc. and so exert an influence that is disproportionate to their numbers. Almost 100% of people who come out with nursing degrees become nurses and don’t look for jobs on Capitol Hill, but people who come out with these worthless degrees wind up in government and government rent-seeking jobs because they aren’t qualified to do anything else.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    1. I've already addressed this complaint.

    2. Exposure to leftism does not much distinguish black students from any other sort of student. The original poster was contending their was a distinction that is not much present. Blacks are less likely to major in engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physical sciences. The thing is, only a modest minority of students of any description (about 7.5%) major in these disciplines.
  75. @Mr. Anon
    Possible Joe Biden Campaign Slogans:

    Happy Days are Here Again!

    A Time for Greatness!

    Every Man A King!

    Win with Wilson!

    How about “they gonna put ya’ll in chains”

  76. [sometimes “opposites” do not *detract* – from one another]

    Genocidal anti-white racism in the U.S. is both systematic and systemic. It is also part of a global pandemic.

    • Replies: @reactionry
    More Sick Stuff...

    Blue State Velvet:
    https://tenor.com/view/jeffrey-beaumont-he-put-his-disease-in-me-blue-velvet-kyle-mac-lachlan-hug-gif-9584186

    Beginning in the mid-19th century Turkey was called the "Sick man of Europe"

    While self-aggrandizing,
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/14/viktor-orbans-far-right-vision-for-europe
    Hungary's Orban is at least arguably the Proud Dick Man of Europe.

    And Turkey's Erdogan is just a little dick.

    (sad to report - my Erdös Number is likely very large)
    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/bacon-erdos-numbers-john-derbyshire/

    The language spoken in Hungary is Finno-Ugric.

    Finland comes to mind when hearing the famous howler from a talking head in that "Christmas* movie," "Die Hard" about the "Helsinki Syndrome."

    (Unlike Seung-Hui Cho , the Korean record-setting sharpshooter at the Virginia Tech campus, the assassin of Olof Palme was probably not an immigrant, but might have suffered from Sudden Stockholm Derangement Syndrome)

    If Joe Biden is nominated for Prez and Kamala Harris for Veep, some Republicans will start to sing, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas*"

    If that disparate duo is elected, some doomsayers, anticipating a crucifixion for which there is no resurrection, might sigh, "It's beginning to look a lot like Black Friday."

    If they do so, Stalinist scolds could claim that "Black Friday" is a slur against the dull, colorless, slightly colored POC Kamala as well cite it as an example of systemic Robinson Crueso Racism.

  77. @Kyle
    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.

    Why do you guarantee it?

    Because he is Tiny Duck.

  78. @M Krauthammar
    Kamala Harris will be America's next president.
    It is my guarantee.

    Amnesty will be passed in early 2020s. I can assure you this.

    Trump is the last Republican and maybe White Male president.

    Demographics have changed and Republicans with their 1986 amnesty ,b 1990 immigration act amd opposition to Clinton's 1996 immigration reduction are responsible for all this.
    Haha, Enjoy

    I tinks youse culd be’s ons to somethins Mikes Krauts Hammers! Kamalas dids hab teh benefitz ob servins unders Willies Browns.

    Lenerd

  79. @Counterinsurgency
    Biden was right about one big thing, though: whites don't like to admit that "systemic racism" exists. To admit that would be to in validate the fundamental assumption of Western politics: that reason is a common ground on which differences can be reconciled by a modus vivendi that avoids war; that reason can avoid at least some death"

    Systemic racism exists in any industrial society, and is easily observable: No jobs for people with IQ under 83. That's in the 40% range for some large groups, vs. about 10% for whites. That's disparate imppact, right there, it applies to a race, and it's a part of a system (industrial society) invented and maintained by whites. Systemic racism, right in front of your eyes.

    Moreover, the disparate impact is built into industrial society -- managing or even using the capital equipment takes an IQ over 83. Putting low IQ people on the dole doesn't work -- it eats up so much capital that industrial society can't maintain its capital equipment, much less switch to new resources as the old resources are used up. (Check: infrastructure _is_ wearing out, and new research results _are not_, as a rule, being applied ]1])

    Nobody admits that, however. Perhaps that is because nobody knows what to do once it is admitted. To get some idea of what the Left thinks would happen, try reading S. M. Stirling's _Draka_ series. although that's a bit bloody for most (it's a horror series written deadpan for a commercial audience). To see what the Right thinks -- well, not much is in print. Nobody wants to look past the singularity. I wouldn't blame them except that the singularity bodes fair to overrun us in the near future. Forewarned is forearmed, and I could use two more arms.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Independent Man
    "Peter Thiel on Technological Stagnation".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxw-JDSvKTg
    Thiel's right. Most people are living in the AD 1950s (auto, airline, telephone, TV, air conditioning, heck, coal/oil burning central power plants) except in information retrieval and digital entertainment. Research results are generally not followed up (I've seen this first hand) although funding for research efforts is continued on a fairly low level.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxw-JDSvKTg

    The Chinese are not crippled by the need to feed and house a large non-productive low IQ population. Until recently, their technological progress was limited by the amount of technology that they could steal from the West but that era is drawing to a close. The oppressive political climate and government interference in business decisions hurts them in some ways but it helps them in others – if someone wants to build a new chip fab or pipeline they are not going to spend 20 years tied up in environmental lawsuits, suits from Native American tribes, etc, etc. And maybe the Chinese really are less “creative” than white Euros – I doubt it, but maybe. But not having to tie up their educational system and society like a pretzel in order to skirt around racial issues is a big advantage. The Chinese moon mission is I think just a taste of what is to come.

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet. In addition to China, you have the Japanese, the S. Koreans, Vietnam, etc. India has a large low IQ population but they don’t devote much resources to them – you can have 300 million people (equivalent to the entire population of the US) living at a Western level and more or less ignore the rest.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    The Chinese are not crippled by the need to feed and house a large non-productive low IQ population

    We're not crippled by that either. And there are unintelligent people in any human society. (About 60% of the population over 16 is employed at any one time in this country, which is normal for an occidental country; the figure for China is 68%, per Trading Economics).
    , @Chrisnonymous

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet.
     
    They might not be the whole planet, but they are the world to me. If the future is Asian without whites, there is nothing for me. I can just destroy my liver with drink and say good night. I prefer Chinese dominance over miscegenated brown smorgasbord dominance however.
  80. @Art Deco
    — Same majors in college? (STEM vs. grievance studies)

    Again, the number of people who cadge degrees in victimology programs is contextually tiny. The most popular major would be women's studies and its variants, which account for < 0.1% of the baccalaureate degrees awarded in this country. Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them.

    Blacks who enroll in baccalaureate-granting institutions have a similar distribution of majors to the non-black population, bar something of an aversion to the most math-intensive courses of study. The distribution among coarse categories in 2016 was as follows:


    Business: 19.7%
    Nursing &c: 13.6%
    Psychology: 7.6%
    Social sciences: 7.3% (sum of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, &c)
    Criminal justice &c: 6.2%
    Communications &c: 5.6%
    Biology: 4.5%
    Social work &c: 4%
    Performing and studio arts: 3.5%
    Teaching certificates: 3.4%
    General studies: 3.4%
    Multidisciplinary studies: 3.3%
    Computer science, information science, IT: 3%
    Physical education &c.: 3%
    Engineering: 2.2%
    English: 1.8%
    Family and consumer sciences: 1.8%
    Engineering technologies: 0.8%
    Physical sciences &c.: 0.8% (sum of chemistry, physics, geology)
    History: 0.7%
    Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies: 0.6%
    Agriculture &c.: 0.6%
    Mathematics & statistics: 0.5%
    Foreign languages: 0.5%.
    ...

    IIRC, in and among the general run of students, about 5% enroll at the engineering school, 1.4% major in a physical science, 1.1% major in math or stats, and 3% major in computer science, information science, or an IT discipline.

    Where did you get those stats on college majors? Are they looking at enrollment at admission, or major at graduation? From what I have seen, the initial enrollment may look similar, but the numbers drop precipitously for NAMS. My college had separate graduations based on college/department. Although my school had a pretty typical number of black and hispanic students, I don’t remember seeing any at the STEM graduation ceremonies.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Those are the statistics on baccalaureate degrees awarded in academic year 2015/2016. They're published in the Digest of Education Statistics. Their archives are online. I just cut and paste the raw numbers into Excel and then compute the percentages.
  81. @LondonBob
    OT but imagine an article like this appearing in the WSJ or FT.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Why-large-scale-immigration-would-be-bad-for-Japan

    Large-scale immigration is hardly a lasting solution to Japan's problem of an aging and shrinking population either. Immigrants also age. If they bring young families with them and spend their working lives in low income jobs, they are unlikely to make a net positive contribution to Japan's public finances.

    Over the long-term one of two things will happen. If immigrants have higher fertility than native Japanese and fail to assimilate, then their share of the total population will inexorably rise.

    On the other hand, if they do assimilate and their fertility drops to Japanese levels, then yet more immigrants will be required to support them in their old age. Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme. Certainly, the alternative is population decline. But at the end of the Second World War, the Japanese population was 70 million, 50 million less than now. Japan would be returning to a more comfortable equilibrium, with more per capita resources. Other countries would follow in due course.
     

    Past time that somebody figured that out. It does deserve its own pos

    Counterinsurgency

  82. Joe’s correct. We have systemic racism in America: It’s called affirmative action.

  83. @Kyle
    Why do you guarantee it? She’s old. She isn’t black. She has no slave ancestry. AOC has a better chance. She’s young and authentic.

    AOC is not eligible until 2028, by my calculations.

    She is just too young for 2024.

  84. @RadicalCenter
    That’s a fair supposition, but.... if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    If she can come in at least second in the SC primary February 29, 2020, and win the California primary on March 3rd (three months earlier than it used to be), she could gain momentum and credibility (among the Dem voters, not me!).

    On the same day as California are a slew of still-African-dominated dem primaries: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

    Another factor: can Harris pay Booker not to run against her, e.g. by offering him the US Attorney General position or a seat on the US Supreme Court. If she sidelines that competitor for african votes in the primaries, watch out. Imagine Harris winning the New Jersey primary partly on the strength of a Booker endorsement and active campaign with her there. Lots of delegates from NJ in the Dem party primaries.

    Hmmm, maybe we need a black third-party candidate.

    I would throw $100 his way.

  85. @reactionry
    [sometimes "opposites" do not *detract* - from one another]

    Genocidal anti-white racism in the U.S. is both systematic and systemic. It is also part of a global pandemic.

    More Sick Stuff…

    Blue State Velvet:
    https://tenor.com/view/jeffrey-beaumont-he-put-his-disease-in-me-blue-velvet-kyle-mac-lachlan-hug-gif-9584186

    Beginning in the mid-19th century Turkey was called the “Sick man of Europe”

    While self-aggrandizing,
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/14/viktor-orbans-far-right-vision-for-europe
    Hungary’s Orban is at least arguably the Proud Dick Man of Europe.

    And Turkey’s Erdogan is just a little dick.

    (sad to report – my Erdös Number is likely very large)
    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/bacon-erdos-numbers-john-derbyshire/

    The language spoken in Hungary is Finno-Ugric.

    Finland comes to mind when hearing the famous howler from a talking head in that “Christmas* movie,” “Die Hard” about the “Helsinki Syndrome.”

    (Unlike Seung-Hui Cho , the Korean record-setting sharpshooter at the Virginia Tech campus, the assassin of Olof Palme was probably not an immigrant, but might have suffered from Sudden Stockholm Derangement Syndrome)

    If Joe Biden is nominated for Prez and Kamala Harris for Veep, some Republicans will start to sing, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas*”

    If that disparate duo is elected, some doomsayers, anticipating a crucifixion for which there is no resurrection, might sigh, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Black Friday.”

    If they do so, Stalinist scolds could claim that “Black Friday” is a slur against the dull, colorless, slightly colored POC Kamala as well cite it as an example of systemic Robinson Crueso Racism.

  86. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Thanks, Steve -- this post is one LOL after another. Your slogan nails the essence of Biden.

    Also, the part of the video the transcript left out (about Jamal and Jim) is hilarious.

    Over half a century of systemic and systematic reverse discrimination against whites, especially white males -“affirmative action,” racial quotas, set asides, double standards, preferential treatment, all favoring blacks over whites- and old Joe believes or affects to believe to pander to blacks that Jim would be hired over Jamal when exactly the opposite is true even if Jim is better qualified.

    If Biden wins the nomination, miraculously, over the likes of Kamala Harris and Corey Booker and other nonwhites, will he blame his victory on the systemic and systematic “racism” of white democratic and independent voters and then pick Harris or Booker as his vice-presidential candidate?

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    If Biden wins the nomination, miraculously, over the likes of Kamala Harris and Corey Booker and other nonwhites,
     
    You seem to be overlooking O'Rourke.
  87. ‘Systematic, systemic, systematic, systemic—let’s call the whole thing off.’

    My Black / Black history professor called systematic racism institutional racism, and he was the rare type of Black history professor to call a spade a spade, even on issues of race. If he walked into the 80–90% Black government agency where I briefly worked before being bullied out, or the equally majority-minority government agency adjacent to it, he would probably call it out as institutional racism, watching the shocked expressions of the racist Black workers, expecting racial solidarity from a fellow Black person.

    The problem old Joe will have is the fact that many of us new Reagan Democrats have seen many such workplaces, not just in the government sector, either, and we are growing more aware that, despite the BS about the lack of young people to offset the retiring older generation, the Millennial & Z generations are, in fact, bigger than the Boomer Generation. And these generations are majority-minority, with no brakes on the amount of open racism and race-baiting that so-called minorities are allowed to systematically exhibit in the institutional realm.

    There are not too few young workers to support the older generation in retirement; there are too few full-time employees to pay into the SS system in the globalized automation era.

    To keep a welfare-fueled servant class in one case and a paid voting block in the other, Uniparty Republicans and Uniparty Democrats have been busy for decades, making sure that a disproportionate number of citizens and noncitizens in single-breadwinner households were paid via monthly welfare and child tax credits to reproduce—paid more the more kids they produced. Although quite a few whites partook, relative to their percentage of the population, most whites had strong social pressure to be able to support any children they produced in married households, as the middle-class jobs shrank in number or were concentrated in fewer households due to 1) fake, crony, womb-privileged, above-firing feminists and 2) assortative mating.

    The 45-year plan of government-paid sex and reproduction for citizens & noncitizens has provided working moms with a low-wage daycare workforce to raise their kids for them and other cheap, welfare-buttressed servants on bended knee, doing their chores for them while they held office jobs that, only in a few cases, could be called “careers.”

    Government-paid sex and reproduction has also resulted in the pending white minority, and that minority of whites will not just be competing for the systematically racist majority-minority jobs, but for increasingly scarce jobs due to the giant automation wipeout of jobs already well underway.

    Automation is what enables all of these family-friendly, absenteeism-friendly working moms to retain their voted-best-for-moms office jobs despite extreme amounts of absenteeism, additionally enabling them to work part-time / temp jobs while collecting refundable child tax credits up to $6,431 and monthly welfare when staying below the earned-income limits for the programs during working months. If computers were not doing most of their work, they would be needed more at work.

    Works for many of them, letting them game the government’s rigged, womb-productivity rewards system. This includes many white people. But it does not work on any level for many likely white voters, including at the level of sustaining Social Security. A bunch of pay-per-birth, part-time, temp and under-the-table workers, cut by half due to automation, with a cherry of dual-high-earner parents on top, keeping the few decent-paying jobs under fewer roofs due to assortative mating and cronyism in some cases, will not do that, no matter how fertile some citizens and noncitizens on this 7-billion person planet opportunistically are or are not.

  88. Half-assing it since 1972!

    Well, except for those brief interludes of plagiarism… when he sounded downright erudite

    I am in agreement that this is one of your funniest posts evah!

  89. @jon
    Where did you get those stats on college majors? Are they looking at enrollment at admission, or major at graduation? From what I have seen, the initial enrollment may look similar, but the numbers drop precipitously for NAMS. My college had separate graduations based on college/department. Although my school had a pretty typical number of black and hispanic students, I don't remember seeing any at the STEM graduation ceremonies.

    Those are the statistics on baccalaureate degrees awarded in academic year 2015/2016. They’re published in the Digest of Education Statistics. Their archives are online. I just cut and paste the raw numbers into Excel and then compute the percentages.

  90. @Jack D
    The Chinese are not crippled by the need to feed and house a large non-productive low IQ population. Until recently, their technological progress was limited by the amount of technology that they could steal from the West but that era is drawing to a close. The oppressive political climate and government interference in business decisions hurts them in some ways but it helps them in others - if someone wants to build a new chip fab or pipeline they are not going to spend 20 years tied up in environmental lawsuits, suits from Native American tribes, etc, etc. And maybe the Chinese really are less "creative" than white Euros - I doubt it, but maybe. But not having to tie up their educational system and society like a pretzel in order to skirt around racial issues is a big advantage. The Chinese moon mission is I think just a taste of what is to come.

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet. In addition to China, you have the Japanese, the S. Koreans, Vietnam, etc. India has a large low IQ population but they don't devote much resources to them - you can have 300 million people (equivalent to the entire population of the US) living at a Western level and more or less ignore the rest.

    The Chinese are not crippled by the need to feed and house a large non-productive low IQ population

    We’re not crippled by that either. And there are unintelligent people in any human society. (About 60% of the population over 16 is employed at any one time in this country, which is normal for an occidental country; the figure for China is 68%, per Trading Economics).

    • Replies: @Jack D
    You can't begin to compare the amount of resources that the US devotes to its non-productive population to what China spends. The Chinese are putting vasts amount into infrastructure instead - dozens of cities are building subway systems, high speed rail, highways, airports, port facilities, etc. We just don't have those kind of resources available, especially since our construction costs and time frame are an order or two of magnitude higher than the Chinese. Once all this stuff is in place, it will only magnify their ability to grow further. If Philadelphia was 30 minutes away from NYC by train the way Tianjin is now 30 minutes from Beijing, it would be a game changer for Phila's economy but we don't have anything like that even on the drawing boards let alone actually built.

    The Chinese also have a use for their less intelligent (but still hard-working) citizens doing productive but low skilled work in factories and even agricultural work in the countryside. We have lost most of those jobs.

    The Chinese started way, way behind us - at the end of the Mao period they had a standard of living like Haiti. They still have not caught up completely but they have made tremendous strides given that they started from effectively zero and now are world leaders in many fields.

  91. @Jack D
    The Chinese are not crippled by the need to feed and house a large non-productive low IQ population. Until recently, their technological progress was limited by the amount of technology that they could steal from the West but that era is drawing to a close. The oppressive political climate and government interference in business decisions hurts them in some ways but it helps them in others - if someone wants to build a new chip fab or pipeline they are not going to spend 20 years tied up in environmental lawsuits, suits from Native American tribes, etc, etc. And maybe the Chinese really are less "creative" than white Euros - I doubt it, but maybe. But not having to tie up their educational system and society like a pretzel in order to skirt around racial issues is a big advantage. The Chinese moon mission is I think just a taste of what is to come.

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet. In addition to China, you have the Japanese, the S. Koreans, Vietnam, etc. India has a large low IQ population but they don't devote much resources to them - you can have 300 million people (equivalent to the entire population of the US) living at a Western level and more or less ignore the rest.

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet.

    They might not be the whole planet, but they are the world to me. If the future is Asian without whites, there is nothing for me. I can just destroy my liver with drink and say good night. I prefer Chinese dominance over miscegenated brown smorgasbord dominance however.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    What you do to your liver is your business. But the West endured a 1,000 year long dormancy before making a big comeback. No individual Greek or Roman lived to see it, but their civilization recovered. Vitruvius was studied once again. It was better that (some of) Western knowledge was preserved in the Muslim lands and Byzantium and a handful of abbeys than if it had been lost altogether. I would rather that Mozart and Beethoven live on in Beijing than that they disappear from the face of the earth. Sure it would be better if the West could continue its dominance of the last few centuries but empires rise and fall.
    , @Johann Ricke

    They might not be the whole planet, but they are the world to me. If the future is Asian without whites, there is nothing for me. I can just destroy my liver with drink and say good night. I prefer Chinese dominance over miscegenated brown smorgasbord dominance however.
     
    Based on my (albeit limited) knowledge of Chinese history and culture through English language sources, it will never be Chinese against whites or any other race. The Chinese are racist in the sense of being HBD-aware and not particularly reticent about it. But they are not racist in a Jim Crow sense, of some races being more equal under the law than others. Chinese emperors have always been open to talents from all sources, domestic and foreign. In fact, foreign is better, because it lacks a local power base that can be used to mount a revolt. Equally, they have had no problem with some subjects being less capable than others - every kingdom needs people to work in less brainpower-intensive occupations.

    At the same time, I expect China to attempt to expand its boundaries at the expense of its neighbors, which will change as its territory increases. The principal reason is personal fame for its leaders, who are ranked in Chinese history books by the extent to which they added to China's land area. I tend to think that's more or less the way leaders are measured around the world, except for the West, where lotus-eaters hippies left-wing academics have taken over the writing of history.
  92. @Jack D
    "Studies" by themselves are a small % and maybe some of the non-STEM majors are bona-fide non-grievance centered career oriented degree programs. But college faculty is overwhelmingly Leftist almost regardless of the department and this rubs off on the students. And some of the non-studies majors are overtly Leftist not only in terms of faculty but in terms of what is studied - they come at their fields with the narrative of "white oppression". You can study politics thru that lens, education, criminal justice, history, etc. - it doesn't make a difference because the focus is always on how whites oppress minorities and women. Hell you could study dental hygiene thru that lens if you tried hard enough. And even if you are say a computer science major you are going to take liberal arts courses that inevitably have a Leftist spin as part of your course distribution. In addition, the grievance and overtly Leftist other departments serve as a breeding ground for political activists, Congressional aids, non-profits, etc. and so exert an influence that is disproportionate to their numbers. Almost 100% of people who come out with nursing degrees become nurses and don't look for jobs on Capitol Hill, but people who come out with these worthless degrees wind up in government and government rent-seeking jobs because they aren't qualified to do anything else.

    1. I’ve already addressed this complaint.

    2. Exposure to leftism does not much distinguish black students from any other sort of student. The original poster was contending their was a distinction that is not much present. Blacks are less likely to major in engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physical sciences. The thing is, only a modest minority of students of any description (about 7.5%) major in these disciplines.

  93. but people who come out with these worthless degrees wind up in government and government rent-seeking jobs because they aren’t qualified to do anything else.

    Which worthless degrees? No clue what happens to people with victimology degrees. I doubt you’ll find many such people in Congressional offices, because hardly anyone cadges such a degree. You’ll likely find people with poli sci degrees. Poli sci is the favored academic major for people interested in law school.

  94. @RadicalCenter
    That’s a fair supposition, but.... if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    If she can come in at least second in the SC primary February 29, 2020, and win the California primary on March 3rd (three months earlier than it used to be), she could gain momentum and credibility (among the Dem voters, not me!).

    On the same day as California are a slew of still-African-dominated dem primaries: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

    Another factor: can Harris pay Booker not to run against her, e.g. by offering him the US Attorney General position or a seat on the US Supreme Court. If she sidelines that competitor for african votes in the primaries, watch out. Imagine Harris winning the New Jersey primary partly on the strength of a Booker endorsement and active campaign with her there. Lots of delegates from NJ in the Dem party primaries.

    Emhoff is Jewish but I don’t see that as having much bearing on Harris’s popularity with the media or donors. Marrying black like Obama would have been most preferable or at least some other non-white minority. Maybe marrying a Jewish guy is slightly better than if she had married a WASP but I don’t see it as being at all critical to her prospects. If anything, with the Leftist base this takes points away – Harris is seen as being a little too supportive of Israel for the hard Left/Muslim wing of the party. The black community too must not be too enamored that she has a Jew for a husband either. Ask Linda Sarsour or Tamika Mallory how much they like Harris’s Jew husband. The position of Jews in the Democrat Party (or even the media) is not what it once was. Carlos Slim is not Jewish. Bezos is not Jewish. There are plenty of non-Jewish tech billionaires to fund the party instead of the old Jewish donor base.

  95. @Art Deco
    The Chinese are not crippled by the need to feed and house a large non-productive low IQ population

    We're not crippled by that either. And there are unintelligent people in any human society. (About 60% of the population over 16 is employed at any one time in this country, which is normal for an occidental country; the figure for China is 68%, per Trading Economics).

    You can’t begin to compare the amount of resources that the US devotes to its non-productive population to what China spends. The Chinese are putting vasts amount into infrastructure instead – dozens of cities are building subway systems, high speed rail, highways, airports, port facilities, etc. We just don’t have those kind of resources available, especially since our construction costs and time frame are an order or two of magnitude higher than the Chinese. Once all this stuff is in place, it will only magnify their ability to grow further. If Philadelphia was 30 minutes away from NYC by train the way Tianjin is now 30 minutes from Beijing, it would be a game changer for Phila’s economy but we don’t have anything like that even on the drawing boards let alone actually built.

    The Chinese also have a use for their less intelligent (but still hard-working) citizens doing productive but low skilled work in factories and even agricultural work in the countryside. We have lost most of those jobs.

    The Chinese started way, way behind us – at the end of the Mao period they had a standard of living like Haiti. They still have not caught up completely but they have made tremendous strides given that they started from effectively zero and now are world leaders in many fields.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    You can’t begin to compare the amount of resources that the US devotes to its non-productive population to what China spends.

    I haven't noticed you offering any comparative data. You appear to be addled by the idea - common on these boards - that people are only productive when they are working on assembly lines or construction sites.

    Public expenditure on 'social benefits' accounts for about 15% of gross domestic product. The breakdown is as follows:

    Social Security: 33%
    Medicare: 24.8%
    Veteran's benefits: 3.5%
    Unemployment compensation: 1%
    Misc. worker's benefits: 0.8%
    Education and Training: 1.4%
    Workman's Comp & allied: 0.6%
    Miscellany*: 2.4%

    Old people, disabled people, laid-up people, veterans, the interstitially unemployed &c. It's doubtful these client segments differ much from the general population in regard to scores on psychometric tests, except what comes from aging. They age in China too.

    *A catch-all category which includes disaster relief, COBRA subsidies, select federal employee benefitss &c

    The programs wherein you'd expect to see some correlation would be as follows:

    Medicaid &c: 21%
    EITC: 4.9%
    SNAP: 2.3%
    SSI: 2%
    TANF &c: 2%

    Medicaid isn't closed to the working population and EITC requires its recipients have earned income. One reason Medicaid recipients score lower is that Medicaid is how nursing homes are financed. I don't think China is free from senile people.
    , @AnotherDad
    Well said Jack. Excellent comment/point. Depressing, but true.
  96. As dishonest as the phrase “privilege” normally is (if I had the money, estates, and spare time, would I have made the same discoveries as Lord Kelvin? No, I’d waste the money, get into trouble, and discover nothing), Joe Biden illustrates it better than anyone outside the major houses (Bush, Clinton, Kennedy, Kerry); one of his sons got a job plundering Ukraine. I wonder how many black economists they looked at for that position.

  97. @The Alarmist
    So, we're skipping a Gen-X President.

    We’re too cynical. We laugh both at our elders and our youngers.

  98. @SMK
    Over half a century of systemic and systematic reverse discrimination against whites, especially white males -"affirmative action," racial quotas, set asides, double standards, preferential treatment, all favoring blacks over whites- and old Joe believes or affects to believe to pander to blacks that Jim would be hired over Jamal when exactly the opposite is true even if Jim is better qualified.

    If Biden wins the nomination, miraculously, over the likes of Kamala Harris and Corey Booker and other nonwhites, will he blame his victory on the systemic and systematic "racism" of white democratic and independent voters and then pick Harris or Booker as his vice-presidential candidate?

    If Biden wins the nomination, miraculously, over the likes of Kamala Harris and Corey Booker and other nonwhites,

    You seem to be overlooking O’Rourke.

  99. @Chrisnonymous

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet.
     
    They might not be the whole planet, but they are the world to me. If the future is Asian without whites, there is nothing for me. I can just destroy my liver with drink and say good night. I prefer Chinese dominance over miscegenated brown smorgasbord dominance however.

    What you do to your liver is your business. But the West endured a 1,000 year long dormancy before making a big comeback. No individual Greek or Roman lived to see it, but their civilization recovered. Vitruvius was studied once again. It was better that (some of) Western knowledge was preserved in the Muslim lands and Byzantium and a handful of abbeys than if it had been lost altogether. I would rather that Mozart and Beethoven live on in Beijing than that they disappear from the face of the earth. Sure it would be better if the West could continue its dominance of the last few centuries but empires rise and fall.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    I would rather that Mozart and Beethoven live on in Beijing than that they disappear from the face of the earth. Sure it would be better if the West could continue its dominance of the last few centuries but empires rise and fall.
     
    What about the Western European people? Do you have a strong desire that they survive and continue on as a people?
    , @Hibernian
    Three cheers for Byzantium and the handful of abbeys; Islamic lands, not so much.
  100. Anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    What you do to your liver is your business. But the West endured a 1,000 year long dormancy before making a big comeback. No individual Greek or Roman lived to see it, but their civilization recovered. Vitruvius was studied once again. It was better that (some of) Western knowledge was preserved in the Muslim lands and Byzantium and a handful of abbeys than if it had been lost altogether. I would rather that Mozart and Beethoven live on in Beijing than that they disappear from the face of the earth. Sure it would be better if the West could continue its dominance of the last few centuries but empires rise and fall.

    I would rather that Mozart and Beethoven live on in Beijing than that they disappear from the face of the earth. Sure it would be better if the West could continue its dominance of the last few centuries but empires rise and fall.

    What about the Western European people? Do you have a strong desire that they survive and continue on as a people?

  101. @Jack D
    You can't begin to compare the amount of resources that the US devotes to its non-productive population to what China spends. The Chinese are putting vasts amount into infrastructure instead - dozens of cities are building subway systems, high speed rail, highways, airports, port facilities, etc. We just don't have those kind of resources available, especially since our construction costs and time frame are an order or two of magnitude higher than the Chinese. Once all this stuff is in place, it will only magnify their ability to grow further. If Philadelphia was 30 minutes away from NYC by train the way Tianjin is now 30 minutes from Beijing, it would be a game changer for Phila's economy but we don't have anything like that even on the drawing boards let alone actually built.

    The Chinese also have a use for their less intelligent (but still hard-working) citizens doing productive but low skilled work in factories and even agricultural work in the countryside. We have lost most of those jobs.

    The Chinese started way, way behind us - at the end of the Mao period they had a standard of living like Haiti. They still have not caught up completely but they have made tremendous strides given that they started from effectively zero and now are world leaders in many fields.

    You can’t begin to compare the amount of resources that the US devotes to its non-productive population to what China spends.

    I haven’t noticed you offering any comparative data. You appear to be addled by the idea – common on these boards – that people are only productive when they are working on assembly lines or construction sites.

    Public expenditure on ‘social benefits’ accounts for about 15% of gross domestic product. The breakdown is as follows:

    Social Security: 33%
    Medicare: 24.8%
    Veteran’s benefits: 3.5%
    Unemployment compensation: 1%
    Misc. worker’s benefits: 0.8%
    Education and Training: 1.4%
    Workman’s Comp & allied: 0.6%
    Miscellany*: 2.4%

    Old people, disabled people, laid-up people, veterans, the interstitially unemployed &c. It’s doubtful these client segments differ much from the general population in regard to scores on psychometric tests, except what comes from aging. They age in China too.

    *A catch-all category which includes disaster relief, COBRA subsidies, select federal employee benefitss &c

    The programs wherein you’d expect to see some correlation would be as follows:

    Medicaid &c: 21%
    EITC: 4.9%
    SNAP: 2.3%
    SSI: 2%
    TANF &c: 2%

    Medicaid isn’t closed to the working population and EITC requires its recipients have earned income. One reason Medicaid recipients score lower is that Medicaid is how nursing homes are financed. I don’t think China is free from senile people.

    • Replies: @Jack D

    You appear to be addled by the idea – common on these boards – that people are only productive when they are working on assembly lines or construction sites.
     
    You're right. In the future, we are all going to work at non-profits and the Chinese will just keep shipping us the stuff we need to live because they are such nice people.
  102. @Mr. Anon
    Possible Joe Biden Campaign Slogans:

    Happy Days are Here Again!

    A Time for Greatness!

    Every Man A King!

    Win with Wilson!

    One thousand points of stupidity!

    Typica-Joe and Hildabeast too!

    A chicken with every load of pot!

  103. @MikeatMikedotMike
    As far as campaign slogans for Biden go, I kind of like:

    Joe Biden: Keep plugging away!

    LOL!

    Used up my hourly LOL on Ghost of Bull Moose’s satire.

  104. @Art Deco
    You can’t begin to compare the amount of resources that the US devotes to its non-productive population to what China spends.

    I haven't noticed you offering any comparative data. You appear to be addled by the idea - common on these boards - that people are only productive when they are working on assembly lines or construction sites.

    Public expenditure on 'social benefits' accounts for about 15% of gross domestic product. The breakdown is as follows:

    Social Security: 33%
    Medicare: 24.8%
    Veteran's benefits: 3.5%
    Unemployment compensation: 1%
    Misc. worker's benefits: 0.8%
    Education and Training: 1.4%
    Workman's Comp & allied: 0.6%
    Miscellany*: 2.4%

    Old people, disabled people, laid-up people, veterans, the interstitially unemployed &c. It's doubtful these client segments differ much from the general population in regard to scores on psychometric tests, except what comes from aging. They age in China too.

    *A catch-all category which includes disaster relief, COBRA subsidies, select federal employee benefitss &c

    The programs wherein you'd expect to see some correlation would be as follows:

    Medicaid &c: 21%
    EITC: 4.9%
    SNAP: 2.3%
    SSI: 2%
    TANF &c: 2%

    Medicaid isn't closed to the working population and EITC requires its recipients have earned income. One reason Medicaid recipients score lower is that Medicaid is how nursing homes are financed. I don't think China is free from senile people.

    You appear to be addled by the idea – common on these boards – that people are only productive when they are working on assembly lines or construction sites.

    You’re right. In the future, we are all going to work at non-profits and the Chinese will just keep shipping us the stuff we need to live because they are such nice people.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I tried to mash AGREE really hard, but, no, it's really grayed-out. I am very familiar with China, and you nailed this discussion. The infrastructure projects are everywhere and very impressive.

    I witnessed a half-way decent road (4-lane, but not limited access) that was an ~ 4 hour drive become a < 2 hour drive with the construction of at least 20 1/2-mile to 1-mile tunnels and many bridges across the ridges, etc. This was NOT near Peking or Shanghai. It was in what might be considered the middle of nowhere, even for a Chinaman. More here with discussion on another point, the difference between building from scratch and continual high-cost infrastructure repair (as we have here) in here.
    , @Art Deco
    I don't know how to break it to you Jack, but you would be hard put to locate an affluent country where less than 75% of the population is working in service employment.
  105. @Svigor
    Who cares if he's a parody? He's vile. I love this "oh I'm clever enough to recognize that you're a parody, so you can come over to my house and fuck my wife" attitude. He's a piece of shit.

    Svigor, many times the great parody-filled comments make very good points. (I recall some that were on Zerohedge when I used to read it regularly.) I’m not saying Tiny Duck’s comments do, or not too often, as I recollect. Either way, he can’t come over, as we have a cat who is partial to waterfowl in a non-sexual way.

  106. I truly am baffled at how otherwise intelligent political analysts keep pushing this dude as some top tier candidate when like in 2008 he’s at best 3rd tier…..hillary Clinton will run again but I see Kamala as her running partner this time or the Booker guy….

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Hillary Clinton will run again
     
    No. Weird commenters say stuff like this. Even Hillary is not that deluded.

    She had her shot and blew it because of both her high negatives and her arrogance. The Democrats are overall happy to see the back of her and realized that the voting public is happy to see the back of her. They badly, badly want to beat Trump, not give voters a reason to vote for him. Any--really *any*--candidate that ends up one-on-one with her would win, and she knows it.

    Stick a fork in her.

  107. @Jack D

    You appear to be addled by the idea – common on these boards – that people are only productive when they are working on assembly lines or construction sites.
     
    You're right. In the future, we are all going to work at non-profits and the Chinese will just keep shipping us the stuff we need to live because they are such nice people.

    I tried to mash AGREE really hard, but, no, it’s really grayed-out. I am very familiar with China, and you nailed this discussion. The infrastructure projects are everywhere and very impressive.

    I witnessed a half-way decent road (4-lane, but not limited access) that was an ~ 4 hour drive become a < 2 hour drive with the construction of at least 20 1/2-mile to 1-mile tunnels and many bridges across the ridges, etc. This was NOT near Peking or Shanghai. It was in what might be considered the middle of nowhere, even for a Chinaman. More here with discussion on another point, the difference between building from scratch and continual high-cost infrastructure repair (as we have here) in here.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    I've been visiting various places in China, including a number of provincial cities that are far off the international news radar, over the past 25 years. I totally agree: the scope of infrastructure development even out in the sticks is remarkable.
  108. Biden is so obviously a black man trapped in a white man’s body. Time to let Jo’Quavious out, Joe. Dreads and all.

  109. Biden is so obviously a black man trapped in a white man’s body. Time to let Jo’Quavious out, Joe. Dreads and all.

    Well, he’s definitely taken the first step by getting the hair plugs.

  110. @Achmed E. Newman
    I tried to mash AGREE really hard, but, no, it's really grayed-out. I am very familiar with China, and you nailed this discussion. The infrastructure projects are everywhere and very impressive.

    I witnessed a half-way decent road (4-lane, but not limited access) that was an ~ 4 hour drive become a < 2 hour drive with the construction of at least 20 1/2-mile to 1-mile tunnels and many bridges across the ridges, etc. This was NOT near Peking or Shanghai. It was in what might be considered the middle of nowhere, even for a Chinaman. More here with discussion on another point, the difference between building from scratch and continual high-cost infrastructure repair (as we have here) in here.

    I’ve been visiting various places in China, including a number of provincial cities that are far off the international news radar, over the past 25 years. I totally agree: the scope of infrastructure development even out in the sticks is remarkable.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    Wait. Didn't Hitler implement some big infrastructure projects after 1933 to help Germany?

    Have we found the true modern Hitler(s)?
  111. @Chrisnonymous

    Yes, America and maybe Europe too is well and truly f*cked, but they are not the entire planet.
     
    They might not be the whole planet, but they are the world to me. If the future is Asian without whites, there is nothing for me. I can just destroy my liver with drink and say good night. I prefer Chinese dominance over miscegenated brown smorgasbord dominance however.

    They might not be the whole planet, but they are the world to me. If the future is Asian without whites, there is nothing for me. I can just destroy my liver with drink and say good night. I prefer Chinese dominance over miscegenated brown smorgasbord dominance however.

    Based on my (albeit limited) knowledge of Chinese history and culture through English language sources, it will never be Chinese against whites or any other race. The Chinese are racist in the sense of being HBD-aware and not particularly reticent about it. But they are not racist in a Jim Crow sense, of some races being more equal under the law than others. Chinese emperors have always been open to talents from all sources, domestic and foreign. In fact, foreign is better, because it lacks a local power base that can be used to mount a revolt. Equally, they have had no problem with some subjects being less capable than others – every kingdom needs people to work in less brainpower-intensive occupations.

    At the same time, I expect China to attempt to expand its boundaries at the expense of its neighbors, which will change as its territory increases. The principal reason is personal fame for its leaders, who are ranked in Chinese history books by the extent to which they added to China’s land area. I tend to think that’s more or less the way leaders are measured around the world, except for the West, where lotus-eaters hippies left-wing academics have taken over the writing of history.

  112. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    "That systematical racism, you gotta love it. Not any more, of course, can't have that crap anymore. But I'll tell ya, when I was elected to the Senate in 1972, Barack America would have been serving me a coffee and a danish in the train from Wilmington, and I'da been calling him 'George.' We called all of'em George back then. Easier. We had slaves in Delaware when I was growing up, I shit you not.

    I said Danish, we didn't have those goddam Jewish bagels everywhere back then. Nowdays you want a Danish you gotta go to a goddam Seven Eleven, feel like you gotta get a smallpox shot when you go in there. What is that smell, turmeric? Some goddam thing.

    Barack's the best though. I couldn't believe how clean he was when I met him, I thought he'd have some kind of farm smell. What do I know.

    We were discussing a new education program we're gonna have when I'm president. 'No Child's Behind Left Untouched' it's called, or some damn thing. Great for the kids. Gotta have education.

    Anyway, I want to thank my host, president of the Delaware Chamber of Tax Evasion for having me. Having me, I'd like to have your wife Tom. Great rack. I kid, Tom, she's a great gal.

    So vote for me. I know my way around the place, everyone loves me, even the elevator guy in the Russell building. I think his name is George."

    Stand up and take a bow, uhh, never mind

  113. @Jack D

    You appear to be addled by the idea – common on these boards – that people are only productive when they are working on assembly lines or construction sites.
     
    You're right. In the future, we are all going to work at non-profits and the Chinese will just keep shipping us the stuff we need to live because they are such nice people.

    I don’t know how to break it to you Jack, but you would be hard put to locate an affluent country where less than 75% of the population is working in service employment.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    I think you need to distinguish between productive services (e.g. the guy who fixes the robots in the factory) and non-productive services - the "Indian activist" who marches around banging a drum. In the end, if a nation doesn't produce goods for domestic consumption and if you don't produce other goods and services that people abroad are willing to trade goods for, then you ain't gonna have nothing. If we had nothing but drum bangers then we would be as poor as church mice.
    , @AnotherDad

    I don’t know how to break it to you Jack, but you would be hard put to locate an affluent country where less than 75% of the population is working in service employment.
     
    Art, i actually appreciate your facts+figures comments, but now you're just being willfully dense about Jack's rather excellent point.

    Yes, we consume more "services" because we are much richer and because both manufactoring has been much easier to automate and because so much of it has moved to China.

    But there's a difference between having more young gals employed as stewardess because your nation is richer and is consuming more air travel, and having more young gals employed as "social workers" because your nation has lots of screwups.

    And there's a difference between spending a hunk of your budget on a super-fast maglev to the airport and spending it on food stamps, social workers and prisons.
  114. @The Alarmist
    So, we're skipping a Gen-X President.

    Obama is Gen X.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    Nope, Obama was tail-end Boomer ... no pun intended.
  115. @RadicalCenter
    That’s a fair supposition, but.... if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    If she can come in at least second in the SC primary February 29, 2020, and win the California primary on March 3rd (three months earlier than it used to be), she could gain momentum and credibility (among the Dem voters, not me!).

    On the same day as California are a slew of still-African-dominated dem primaries: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

    Another factor: can Harris pay Booker not to run against her, e.g. by offering him the US Attorney General position or a seat on the US Supreme Court. If she sidelines that competitor for african votes in the primaries, watch out. Imagine Harris winning the New Jersey primary partly on the strength of a Booker endorsement and active campaign with her there. Lots of delegates from NJ in the Dem party primaries.

    That’s a fair supposition, but…. if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.

    The Dems have a growing Muslim faction that hates Israel and Zionism and is not all too chummy with your garden variety secular Jewish SJWs.

    But, Harris will be the nominee anyway. All you have to do is watch what CNN is saying about the other candidates. Yesterday they had a couple of stories alleging Gabbard is buddies with Assad.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    But, Harris will be the nominee anyway. All you have to do is watch what CNN is saying about the other candidates. Yesterday they had a couple of stories alleging Gabbard is buddies with Assad.
     
    What about O'Rourke?
  116. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Joe Biden is so old and uncool
     
    Sista Matic was Biden’s favorite female rapper from 1990—he forgot who she was, but remembered the name. Awkward.

    Next up: He denounces Pubic Enemy in a woke effort to call out ‘rape culture’.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/iOo85QdfNj3tm/giphy.gif

    That video is freaking devastating. I had seen the still picture but figured anyone could snap an unflattering frame.

  117. @Art Deco
    I don't know how to break it to you Jack, but you would be hard put to locate an affluent country where less than 75% of the population is working in service employment.

    I think you need to distinguish between productive services (e.g. the guy who fixes the robots in the factory) and non-productive services – the “Indian activist” who marches around banging a drum. In the end, if a nation doesn’t produce goods for domestic consumption and if you don’t produce other goods and services that people abroad are willing to trade goods for, then you ain’t gonna have nothing. If we had nothing but drum bangers then we would be as poor as church mice.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Leaving aside discussion of gross domestic product or gross value added (which leads you into finicky controversies over whether public agencies or philanthropies can produce value added), the distribution of gross output (the aggregate of revenue streams) is as follows:

    Agriculture: 1.3%
    Mining: 1.4%
    Utilities: 1.4%
    Construction: 4.5%
    Manufacturing: 17%
    Wholesale trade: 5.6%
    Retail trade: 5.2%
    Transportation and warehousing: 3.4%
    Information: 5%
    Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate: 19%
    Professional and Business Services: 11%
    Education, Health Care, & Social assistance: 8%
    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services: 4%
    Government: 10.8%
    , @William Badwhite
    Just so you know Jack, you're going back and forth with a slightly autistic librarian.

    Agree/Disagree/Etc --> Ignore commenter
  118. @Percy Gryce
    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.

    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.

    There’s no doubt that Kamala will face a “how black are you?” undercurrent.

    But there’s a sexual component here not just a racial one. For Barak, if he’d married white that would have been fine with the whites–interracial peace and harmony blah, blah, blah. But it would have been a explicit rejection of the sistas. Michelle sold the deal not just being part of the community but pride and ego for the sistas. And they are the ones who vote.

    The racial things is there for Kamal–are you black or are you Indian? She can answer “black”. But her marrying a white guy when she’s a menopausal spinster? Black women won’t care. Heck, they can even take it as proof that “black women are desirable”, which they’d dearly like to believe. And black men don’t care. They do fine in the interacial market, they aren’t sitting around sulking about her selling out to whitey. And if they did … Willie Brown solves the problem. The black man had her when she was ripe. Some white deeb was so stupid he wifed her up when she was a dried old bag–got sloppy 2nds from the black man. LOL.

    Bottom line here–she’ll need to convince blacks, she’s “black”. But the mating dynamics just do not work the way they do with Obama.

    • Replies: @Hidden Cat
    Not sure it matters, her first husband was black. Not that long ago. He was a tier or so down at Justice. I forget his name but he's findable... Fwiw, his name rode on at least a couple of the Obama admin court filings against same sex marriage.

    Until I realised she had a white husband I'd missed she and first husband had parted.
    , @Peripatetic Commenter
    I agree.

    All the more reason for someone to run a black third-party candidate.

    Hey, maybe Kanye is down with helping Trump out.
  119. @Neoconned
    I truly am baffled at how otherwise intelligent political analysts keep pushing this dude as some top tier candidate when like in 2008 he's at best 3rd tier.....hillary Clinton will run again but I see Kamala as her running partner this time or the Booker guy....

    Hillary Clinton will run again

    No. Weird commenters say stuff like this. Even Hillary is not that deluded.

    She had her shot and blew it because of both her high negatives and her arrogance. The Democrats are overall happy to see the back of her and realized that the voting public is happy to see the back of her. They badly, badly want to beat Trump, not give voters a reason to vote for him. Any–really *any*–candidate that ends up one-on-one with her would win, and she knows it.

    Stick a fork in her.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    She had her shot and blew it because of both her high negatives and her arrogance.
     
    I agree. She might attempt a run - form an exploratory committee, show up at a couple events in Iowa or New Hampshire in her SUV/ambulance/wetbar, whatever, but it will flame out early and go nowhere. The big donors who invested in her last time won't throw good money after bad. She's a proven loser. They'll try to buy a piece of some other candidate.

    The last candidate who got two tries at President as his party's candidate was Richard Nixon. Nowadays, you don't get more than one whack at it.
    , @Anonymous
    She appears to truly believe 2016 was stolen from her due to an enormous conservative conspiracy. Of course she wants to run again.
  120. @KenH

    “Barack says if your name is Jamaal and your name is Jim, and you have the same qualifications and Jim gets the job,” Biden said.
     
    Ah, turning it around on whitey but anyone who has ever worked for a living knows that nine times out of ten Jim is the vastly more qualified and better candidate while Jamaal has affirmative action written all over him. But these days Jamaal wins out more often than not owing to his skin color and aggressive minority hiring targets set by big companies.

    Typically guys named Jamaal have dreadlocks and a rap sheet and are usually unemployable anyway.

    Nah, Jamals are the Fred MacMurrays of the black world.

  121. @AnotherDad

    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.
     
    There's no doubt that Kamala will face a "how black are you?" undercurrent.

    But there's a sexual component here not just a racial one. For Barak, if he'd married white that would have been fine with the whites--interracial peace and harmony blah, blah, blah. But it would have been a explicit rejection of the sistas. Michelle sold the deal not just being part of the community but pride and ego for the sistas. And they are the ones who vote.

    The racial things is there for Kamal--are you black or are you Indian? She can answer "black". But her marrying a white guy when she's a menopausal spinster? Black women won't care. Heck, they can even take it as proof that "black women are desirable", which they'd dearly like to believe. And black men don't care. They do fine in the interacial market, they aren't sitting around sulking about her selling out to whitey. And if they did ... Willie Brown solves the problem. The black man had her when she was ripe. Some white deeb was so stupid he wifed her up when she was a dried old bag--got sloppy 2nds from the black man. LOL.

    Bottom line here--she'll need to convince blacks, she's "black". But the mating dynamics just do not work the way they do with Obama.

    Not sure it matters, her first husband was black. Not that long ago. He was a tier or so down at Justice. I forget his name but he’s findable… Fwiw, his name rode on at least a couple of the Obama admin court filings against same sex marriage.

    Until I realised she had a white husband I’d missed she and first husband had parted.

  122. @The Last Real Calvinist
    I've been visiting various places in China, including a number of provincial cities that are far off the international news radar, over the past 25 years. I totally agree: the scope of infrastructure development even out in the sticks is remarkable.

    Wait. Didn’t Hitler implement some big infrastructure projects after 1933 to help Germany?

    Have we found the true modern Hitler(s)?

  123. Biden’s job was to be the bumbling, uncool, and old white guy, who would make the first black president look cool and competent. They don’t need him anymore. Perhaps, he could get one of his Somali cab drivers to run (https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/19/joe-biden/joe-biden-and-his-somali-cab-driver-friends/).

  124. @AnotherDad

    Barack married a black sister, thus guaranteeing his political viability. Kamala married a white man. Is the black community going to come out for that? Seems much less likely.
     
    There's no doubt that Kamala will face a "how black are you?" undercurrent.

    But there's a sexual component here not just a racial one. For Barak, if he'd married white that would have been fine with the whites--interracial peace and harmony blah, blah, blah. But it would have been a explicit rejection of the sistas. Michelle sold the deal not just being part of the community but pride and ego for the sistas. And they are the ones who vote.

    The racial things is there for Kamal--are you black or are you Indian? She can answer "black". But her marrying a white guy when she's a menopausal spinster? Black women won't care. Heck, they can even take it as proof that "black women are desirable", which they'd dearly like to believe. And black men don't care. They do fine in the interacial market, they aren't sitting around sulking about her selling out to whitey. And if they did ... Willie Brown solves the problem. The black man had her when she was ripe. Some white deeb was so stupid he wifed her up when she was a dried old bag--got sloppy 2nds from the black man. LOL.

    Bottom line here--she'll need to convince blacks, she's "black". But the mating dynamics just do not work the way they do with Obama.

    I agree.

    All the more reason for someone to run a black third-party candidate.

    Hey, maybe Kanye is down with helping Trump out.

  125. @TheBoom

    Large-scale immigration is ultimately a demographic Ponzi scheme
     
    Now that is a great summation

    A Ponzi scheme all right, even taking the left’s view of things. According to the left: low-skilled Whites won’t do difficult blue collar jobs and have dropped out of the labor force. Therefore we must bring in low-skilled Mestizos that will do the work Americans won’t. After one generation Mestizos regress and look like low-skilled Whites. So now we need…more low-skilled Mestizos. It’s like that old cartoon where the hotel brings in a cat to get rid of the mouse, a dog to get rid of the cat, and so on.

  126. @Art Deco
    I don't know how to break it to you Jack, but you would be hard put to locate an affluent country where less than 75% of the population is working in service employment.

    I don’t know how to break it to you Jack, but you would be hard put to locate an affluent country where less than 75% of the population is working in service employment.

    Art, i actually appreciate your facts+figures comments, but now you’re just being willfully dense about Jack’s rather excellent point.

    Yes, we consume more “services” because we are much richer and because both manufactoring has been much easier to automate and because so much of it has moved to China.

    But there’s a difference between having more young gals employed as stewardess because your nation is richer and is consuming more air travel, and having more young gals employed as “social workers” because your nation has lots of screwups.

    And there’s a difference between spending a hunk of your budget on a super-fast maglev to the airport and spending it on food stamps, social workers and prisons.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Willfully dense is Art Deco's whole schtick.

    The discussion was about "productive jobs". Whatever Art does for a living is evidently not one of those.
  127. @Jack D
    You can't begin to compare the amount of resources that the US devotes to its non-productive population to what China spends. The Chinese are putting vasts amount into infrastructure instead - dozens of cities are building subway systems, high speed rail, highways, airports, port facilities, etc. We just don't have those kind of resources available, especially since our construction costs and time frame are an order or two of magnitude higher than the Chinese. Once all this stuff is in place, it will only magnify their ability to grow further. If Philadelphia was 30 minutes away from NYC by train the way Tianjin is now 30 minutes from Beijing, it would be a game changer for Phila's economy but we don't have anything like that even on the drawing boards let alone actually built.

    The Chinese also have a use for their less intelligent (but still hard-working) citizens doing productive but low skilled work in factories and even agricultural work in the countryside. We have lost most of those jobs.

    The Chinese started way, way behind us - at the end of the Mao period they had a standard of living like Haiti. They still have not caught up completely but they have made tremendous strides given that they started from effectively zero and now are world leaders in many fields.

    Well said Jack. Excellent comment/point. Depressing, but true.

  128. There are loads of compilation videos like this on YouTube. If Trump behaved like this we’d never stop hearing about it.

  129. @DCThrowback
    Joe Biden: Touching Every American!

    Joe Biden: Touching Every American!
    Keep Plugging Away!
    Biden: His Time!

    Genius from all three of you!

  130. @Faraday's Bobcat
    Obama is Gen X.

    Nope, Obama was tail-end Boomer … no pun intended.

    • Replies: @reactionry
    Where have you gone (tail-gunner) Joe....McCarthy?
    , @Hail
    For practical purposes he is (has a lot more in common with / symbolic of) GenX.

    (Sidenote: What a sad nickname for a Generation. "X?" What the heck is "X"?)
  131. @Faraday's Bobcat

    That’s a fair supposition, but…. if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.
     
    The Dems have a growing Muslim faction that hates Israel and Zionism and is not all too chummy with your garden variety secular Jewish SJWs.

    But, Harris will be the nominee anyway. All you have to do is watch what CNN is saying about the other candidates. Yesterday they had a couple of stories alleging Gabbard is buddies with Assad.

    But, Harris will be the nominee anyway. All you have to do is watch what CNN is saying about the other candidates. Yesterday they had a couple of stories alleging Gabbard is buddies with Assad.

    What about O’Rourke?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    His paleness and maleness work against him, although he has a sort of dorky youthful charm reminiscent of Senator Obama.
  132. @Counterinsurgency
    Biden was right about one big thing, though: whites don't like to admit that "systemic racism" exists. To admit that would be to in validate the fundamental assumption of Western politics: that reason is a common ground on which differences can be reconciled by a modus vivendi that avoids war; that reason can avoid at least some death"

    Systemic racism exists in any industrial society, and is easily observable: No jobs for people with IQ under 83. That's in the 40% range for some large groups, vs. about 10% for whites. That's disparate imppact, right there, it applies to a race, and it's a part of a system (industrial society) invented and maintained by whites. Systemic racism, right in front of your eyes.

    Moreover, the disparate impact is built into industrial society -- managing or even using the capital equipment takes an IQ over 83. Putting low IQ people on the dole doesn't work -- it eats up so much capital that industrial society can't maintain its capital equipment, much less switch to new resources as the old resources are used up. (Check: infrastructure _is_ wearing out, and new research results _are not_, as a rule, being applied ]1])

    Nobody admits that, however. Perhaps that is because nobody knows what to do once it is admitted. To get some idea of what the Left thinks would happen, try reading S. M. Stirling's _Draka_ series. although that's a bit bloody for most (it's a horror series written deadpan for a commercial audience). To see what the Right thinks -- well, not much is in print. Nobody wants to look past the singularity. I wouldn't blame them except that the singularity bodes fair to overrun us in the near future. Forewarned is forearmed, and I could use two more arms.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Independent Man
    "Peter Thiel on Technological Stagnation".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxw-JDSvKTg
    Thiel's right. Most people are living in the AD 1950s (auto, airline, telephone, TV, air conditioning, heck, coal/oil burning central power plants) except in information retrieval and digital entertainment. Research results are generally not followed up (I've seen this first hand) although funding for research efforts is continued on a fairly low level.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxw-JDSvKTg

    When you give dates like 1950, you don’t need to put AD, we know from context.

    Also, your name appears in the ‘X says:’ line. If what you said is the interesting enough, then the reader will move his eyes up slightly, or even scroll, to see who made the comment.

    No need to thank me. I’m happy to help.

  133. @The Alarmist
    Nope, Obama was tail-end Boomer ... no pun intended.

    Where have you gone (tail-gunner) Joe….McCarthy?

  134. @Jack D
    What you do to your liver is your business. But the West endured a 1,000 year long dormancy before making a big comeback. No individual Greek or Roman lived to see it, but their civilization recovered. Vitruvius was studied once again. It was better that (some of) Western knowledge was preserved in the Muslim lands and Byzantium and a handful of abbeys than if it had been lost altogether. I would rather that Mozart and Beethoven live on in Beijing than that they disappear from the face of the earth. Sure it would be better if the West could continue its dominance of the last few centuries but empires rise and fall.

    Three cheers for Byzantium and the handful of abbeys; Islamic lands, not so much.

  135. @Anonymous

    That’s a fair supposition, but…. if Harris’s “white” husband is Jewish, what matters is that the media may come out for her, framing things in a way that helps her, and many of the big donors may come out for her early.
     
    Jews aren't unanimously comfortable with Jews being showcased in positions of primary political power, especially the presidency. They are more comfortable with influential advisory roles.

    Jews in general also dislike examples being set of intermarriage with Gentiles, although this bigotry is directed in its greatest force at Gentile male-Jewish female couplings. See Howard Dean.

    Yours is an excellent point; they prefer to be the éminence grise because it makes it less obvious to the subjugated people they’re being controlled by outsiders.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Yours is an excellent point; they prefer to be the éminence grise because it makes it less obvious to the subjugated people they’re being controlled by outsiders.
     
    That is certainly the main incentive. It also makes it easier to avoid responsibility if things go south. The "face" of a policy or decision is more likely to be the target of blame and anger. While the actual author moves on to the next act.

    Straddling these two factors is the benefit of "plausible deniability".
  136. Actually, at the moment, Creepy Joe Biden is the front runner, but that will likely change as we get closer to 2020!

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/surging-biden-in-the-drivers-seat-14-point-2020-lead-over-sanders

  137. @Jack D
    I think you need to distinguish between productive services (e.g. the guy who fixes the robots in the factory) and non-productive services - the "Indian activist" who marches around banging a drum. In the end, if a nation doesn't produce goods for domestic consumption and if you don't produce other goods and services that people abroad are willing to trade goods for, then you ain't gonna have nothing. If we had nothing but drum bangers then we would be as poor as church mice.

    Leaving aside discussion of gross domestic product or gross value added (which leads you into finicky controversies over whether public agencies or philanthropies can produce value added), the distribution of gross output (the aggregate of revenue streams) is as follows:

    Agriculture: 1.3%
    Mining: 1.4%
    Utilities: 1.4%
    Construction: 4.5%
    Manufacturing: 17%
    Wholesale trade: 5.6%
    Retail trade: 5.2%
    Transportation and warehousing: 3.4%
    Information: 5%
    Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate: 19%
    Professional and Business Services: 11%
    Education, Health Care, & Social assistance: 8%
    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services: 4%
    Government: 10.8%

  138. @Jack D
    I think you need to distinguish between productive services (e.g. the guy who fixes the robots in the factory) and non-productive services - the "Indian activist" who marches around banging a drum. In the end, if a nation doesn't produce goods for domestic consumption and if you don't produce other goods and services that people abroad are willing to trade goods for, then you ain't gonna have nothing. If we had nothing but drum bangers then we would be as poor as church mice.

    Just so you know Jack, you’re going back and forth with a slightly autistic librarian.

    Agree/Disagree/Etc –> Ignore commenter

    • Agree: Autochthon
  139. Anonymous[749] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon
    Yours is an excellent point; they prefer to be the éminence grise because it makes it less obvious to the subjugated people they're being controlled by outsiders.

    Yours is an excellent point; they prefer to be the éminence grise because it makes it less obvious to the subjugated people they’re being controlled by outsiders.

    That is certainly the main incentive. It also makes it easier to avoid responsibility if things go south. The “face” of a policy or decision is more likely to be the target of blame and anger. While the actual author moves on to the next act.

    Straddling these two factors is the benefit of “plausible deniability”.

  140. @The Alarmist
    Nope, Obama was tail-end Boomer ... no pun intended.

    For practical purposes he is (has a lot more in common with / symbolic of) GenX.

    (Sidenote: What a sad nickname for a Generation. “X?” What the heck is “X”?)

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    What the heck is “X”?
     
    I like it. Minimalist, mysterious, symmetrical, sharp & pointy, it can be graphically tweaked into all sorts of triggering symbols.

    Your comment shows it’s got you intrigued. Hail X.
    , @AndrewR
    Obama was born in 1961. The median Boomer was born in 1957, if my memory serves me right. So no, Obama wasn't an "Xer", but generational labels are arbitrary anyway.
  141. @Hail
    For practical purposes he is (has a lot more in common with / symbolic of) GenX.

    (Sidenote: What a sad nickname for a Generation. "X?" What the heck is "X"?)

    What the heck is “X”?

    I like it. Minimalist, mysterious, symmetrical, sharp & pointy, it can be graphically tweaked into all sorts of triggering symbols.

    Your comment shows it’s got you intrigued. Hail X.

  142. @Anonymous

    But, Harris will be the nominee anyway. All you have to do is watch what CNN is saying about the other candidates. Yesterday they had a couple of stories alleging Gabbard is buddies with Assad.
     
    What about O'Rourke?

    His paleness and maleness work against him, although he has a sort of dorky youthful charm reminiscent of Senator Obama.

  143. @Hail
    For practical purposes he is (has a lot more in common with / symbolic of) GenX.

    (Sidenote: What a sad nickname for a Generation. "X?" What the heck is "X"?)

    Obama was born in 1961. The median Boomer was born in 1957, if my memory serves me right. So no, Obama wasn’t an “Xer”, but generational labels are arbitrary anyway.

    • Replies: @Hail
    There is a risk of getting stuck on numbers. The concept of the "generation," if it is to be useful, ought to be defined by going through some kind of historical experience together.

    I am not a Baby Boomer but this is my impression of their trajectory:

    The Baby Boomers grew up in traditional America, which they will remember from their childhood; as teenagers or young adults, they wind up in a period of societal weirdness (starting to seep in during late '60s but emerging full-force in the '70s); things calmed down a bit by the time the Baby Boomer reached something like established middle-age, starting in roughly the Reagan years.

    Obama does not fit this trajectory because he never knew traditional America, which means there was no 'counterculture' for Obama. The counterculture was his only culture.


    The counterculture was his only culture
     
    This might be a good tagline for GenX.
    , @Art Deco
    You can look at common experiences, but often the hinge years don't match. In re WWii service, the hinge year is 1927 (though the features of wartime e.g. rationing were very much a part of the psyche of people younger). In terms of the commonality of military service, 1939 and 1952 are hinge years. In terms of the propensity to divorce, the hinges are in about the same place. In terms of fertility, the peak cohorts were born in the early 1930s and the trough cohorts in the early 1950s and the early 1990s. In terms of out-of-wedlock childbearing, the hinges are in the early 1940s and the early 1990s. In terms of using street drugs, the hinge years would be ca. 1943 and ca. 1962. In terms of criminal propensity, the hinges is somewhere around 1930 and 1960. In terms of popular music taste, the hinges would be those born ca. 1938 and those born ca. 1968. In terms of politics, there's a hinge in the early 1960s and one in the early 1980s. In terms of propensity to marry, 1975 is a hinge year. As far as the size of birth cohorts, the trough years were 1936 and 1976, the peak year 1957. If you tally it all up, the birth years 1938, 1960, and maybe 1980 seem to demarcate cohort sets who had different experiences and dispositions, with 1938 a much more distinct boundary than the other two.
  144. @DCThrowback
    Joe Biden: Touching Every American!

    But Creepy Joe only paws white girls–systemic racism!

  145. Obama is a LATE boomer not an early boomer. He came of age just when racism was massively declining.

  146. @AnotherDad

    I don’t know how to break it to you Jack, but you would be hard put to locate an affluent country where less than 75% of the population is working in service employment.
     
    Art, i actually appreciate your facts+figures comments, but now you're just being willfully dense about Jack's rather excellent point.

    Yes, we consume more "services" because we are much richer and because both manufactoring has been much easier to automate and because so much of it has moved to China.

    But there's a difference between having more young gals employed as stewardess because your nation is richer and is consuming more air travel, and having more young gals employed as "social workers" because your nation has lots of screwups.

    And there's a difference between spending a hunk of your budget on a super-fast maglev to the airport and spending it on food stamps, social workers and prisons.

    Willfully dense is Art Deco’s whole schtick.

    The discussion was about “productive jobs”. Whatever Art does for a living is evidently not one of those.

  147. @AnotherDad

    Hillary Clinton will run again
     
    No. Weird commenters say stuff like this. Even Hillary is not that deluded.

    She had her shot and blew it because of both her high negatives and her arrogance. The Democrats are overall happy to see the back of her and realized that the voting public is happy to see the back of her. They badly, badly want to beat Trump, not give voters a reason to vote for him. Any--really *any*--candidate that ends up one-on-one with her would win, and she knows it.

    Stick a fork in her.

    She had her shot and blew it because of both her high negatives and her arrogance.

    I agree. She might attempt a run – form an exploratory committee, show up at a couple events in Iowa or New Hampshire in her SUV/ambulance/wetbar, whatever, but it will flame out early and go nowhere. The big donors who invested in her last time won’t throw good money after bad. She’s a proven loser. They’ll try to buy a piece of some other candidate.

    The last candidate who got two tries at President as his party’s candidate was Richard Nixon. Nowadays, you don’t get more than one whack at it.

  148. @Art Deco
    But victimology is part and parcel of many other courses of study: psychology, social sciences, criminal justice, social work, etc. You won’t get through any of these without learning all about microaggressions and systemic white racism.

    There are social psychologists who study race matters, but it's a narrow sliver of the whole field. Political science is divvied up among American domestic politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and foreign area studies. You can certainly avoid victimology courses if you've a mind to, and even in studying American domestic politics there's a great deal of other material out there. You might encounter racial questions in a course on urban economics or labor economics. Then again you might not. In re anthropology, it depends on which end of the discipline you're studying. Great swaths of anthroplogy are still concerned with palaeoanthropology or with foreign cultures. American history is pretty corrupted these days, but there's much else to study in the history department. Sociology, cultural anthropology, social psychology, and American history might account for 20% or 25% of the manpower teaching in social sciences and history, and social sciences and history account for just 8% of all degrees awarded blacks.

    Have you even set foot in a university in the last thirty years? I mean, outside the library? You are completely full of s**t. Most everything in acdemia now is corrupted with PC doctrine: law, languages, history, linguistics. Damned near everything.

    You are such a f**king idiot.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Again, I can't help you with your emotional problems, Mr. Anon.


    Here are the course offerings as we speak at Syracuse Univerity's psychology department:

    PSY 205 - Foundations of Human Behavior
    PSY 209 - Foundations of Human Behavior/ Honors Section
    PSY 223 - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
    PSY 252 - Statistical Methods II
    PSY 270 - Experience Credit
    PSY 274 - Social Psychology
    PSY 290 - Independent Study
    PSY 291 - Research in Clinical/Health Psychology
    PSY 292 - Research in Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology
    PSY 293 - Research in Developmental Educational Psychology
    PSY 294 - Research in Social Personality Psychology
    PSY 313 - Introduction to Research Methodology
    PSY 315 - Drugs and Human Behavior
    PSY 321 - Introduction to Sensation and Perception
    PSY 322 - Cognitive Psychology
    PSY 323 - Brain and Behavior
    PSY 324 - Developmental Biopsychology
    PSY 329 - Biopsychological Perspectives on Women’s Health
    PSY 331 - Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
    PSY 332 - Experiments in Cognitive Psychology
    PSY 334 - Laboratory in Developmental Biopsychology
    PSY 335 - Psychology of Childhood
    PSY 336 - Psychology of the Adolescent
    PSY 337 - Psychology of Adult Life: Maturity and Old Age
    PSY 353 - Psychological Measurement
    PSY 365 - Educational Psychology
    PSY 373 - Human Memory
    PSY 375 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
    PSY 379 - The Social Psychology of Stigma
    PSY 382 - Health Psychology
    PSY 383 - Laboratory in Health Psychology
    PSY 392 - Stress and Health
    PSY 393 - Personality
    PSY 395 - Abnormal Psychology
    PSY 398 - History and Systems of Psychology
    PSY 400 - Selected Topics
    PSY 410 - Close Relationships
    PSY 414 - Social Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation
    PSY 415 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    PSY 420 - Using Robots to Understand the Mind
    PSY 425 - Internships in Clinical Psychology
    PSY 426 - Cognitive Neurochemistry
    PSY 431 - Alcohol Use and Abuse
    PSY 432 - Applied Behavior Analysis
    PSY 437 - Cognition and Aging
    PSY 442 - Research Methods in Child Psychology
    PSY 443 - Laboratory in Child Psychology
    PSY 445 - Behavior Disorders in Children
    PSY 446 - Pediatric Psychology
    PSY 470 - Experience Credit
    PSY 471 - Experimental Social Psychology
    PSY 472 - Laboratory in Social Psychology
    PSY 474 - Forensic Psychology
    PSY 475 - Social Influences on Human Sexual Behavior
    PSY 490 - Independent Study
    PSY 491 - Research in Clinical/Health Psychology
    PSY 492 - Research in Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology
    PSY 493 - Research in Developmental Educational Psychology
    PSY 494 - Research in Social Personality Psychology
    PSY 496 - Neuroscience and Society
    PSY 499 - Honors Capstone Project

    The woman's health course looks sketchy as does the 'stigma' course. Otherwise, there likely isn't one of these courses you could not have found in the course catalogue 40 years ago. Bar for some staffing issues, you'd have found them there 60 years ago.


    Now, if you fancy this is not substantially different from a set of 'grievance studies' course, you're going to have to pull the syllibi and show us all, not just power the hot air balloon in your usual manner.
  149. @AndrewR
    Obama was born in 1961. The median Boomer was born in 1957, if my memory serves me right. So no, Obama wasn't an "Xer", but generational labels are arbitrary anyway.

    There is a risk of getting stuck on numbers. The concept of the “generation,” if it is to be useful, ought to be defined by going through some kind of historical experience together.

    I am not a Baby Boomer but this is my impression of their trajectory:

    The Baby Boomers grew up in traditional America, which they will remember from their childhood; as teenagers or young adults, they wind up in a period of societal weirdness (starting to seep in during late ’60s but emerging full-force in the ’70s); things calmed down a bit by the time the Baby Boomer reached something like established middle-age, starting in roughly the Reagan years.

    Obama does not fit this trajectory because he never knew traditional America, which means there was no ‘counterculture’ for Obama. The counterculture was his only culture.

    The counterculture was his only culture

    This might be a good tagline for GenX.

  150. I would normally think Trump would have a hard time being reelected–a declining stock market tends to get presidents thrown out–but the left isn’t running anyone who’s viable. No one takes Biden seriously. He’s always been a joke even to the left.

  151. Anon[305] • Disclaimer says:

    The best candidate the left has at the moment is Hillary, but the fact that she’s been very quiet after floating some trial balloons indicates to me that she sounded the big donors out, and they told her no way are they donating to her. A lot of big donors lost a bundle on her last time, and they were very angry at her for losing the election when she spent over a billion of their money.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    The best candidate the left has at the moment is Hillary
     
    What about O'Rourke? He nearly beat an incumbent Republican Senator in Texas.
  152. @AndrewR
    Obama was born in 1961. The median Boomer was born in 1957, if my memory serves me right. So no, Obama wasn't an "Xer", but generational labels are arbitrary anyway.

    You can look at common experiences, but often the hinge years don’t match. In re WWii service, the hinge year is 1927 (though the features of wartime e.g. rationing were very much a part of the psyche of people younger). In terms of the commonality of military service, 1939 and 1952 are hinge years. In terms of the propensity to divorce, the hinges are in about the same place. In terms of fertility, the peak cohorts were born in the early 1930s and the trough cohorts in the early 1950s and the early 1990s. In terms of out-of-wedlock childbearing, the hinges are in the early 1940s and the early 1990s. In terms of using street drugs, the hinge years would be ca. 1943 and ca. 1962. In terms of criminal propensity, the hinges is somewhere around 1930 and 1960. In terms of popular music taste, the hinges would be those born ca. 1938 and those born ca. 1968. In terms of politics, there’s a hinge in the early 1960s and one in the early 1980s. In terms of propensity to marry, 1975 is a hinge year. As far as the size of birth cohorts, the trough years were 1936 and 1976, the peak year 1957. If you tally it all up, the birth years 1938, 1960, and maybe 1980 seem to demarcate cohort sets who had different experiences and dispositions, with 1938 a much more distinct boundary than the other two.

    • Replies: @Hail

    If you tally it all up, the birth years 1938, 1960, and maybe 1980 seem to demarcate cohort sets who had different experiences and dispositions, with 1938 a much more distinct boundary than the other two.
     
    This is a good assessment.

    I would only add that because change happens at different paces in different regions or for people of different dispositions of family origins, assigning hard year boundaries to the concept of the 'generation' will always be problematic.

    This is solved by "padding in" some transition periods.

    Here is one possible version of this for the USA:

    - b.1910 to b.1927: WWII Generation (defined by the experience of coming of age in the Depression and being at young-adult age by the time of the shock of WWII, early adulthood giving way to middle age during the long boom thereafter)
    - b.1928 to b.1939: Long Transition (historically low fertility period)
    - b.1940 to b.1959: Baby Boomers
    - b.1960 to b.1964: Transition
    - b.1965 to b.1979: Generation X
    - b.1980 to b.1984: Transition
    - b.1985 to b.1999: Millennials
    - b.2000 to b.2004: Transition
    - b.2005 to b.2019: Generation Z (none of whom are yet in adulthood; some of the Covington boys of Jan. 2019 fit into this cohort and all will fit into either it or the preceding transition period; if that little experience has cultural staying power, it could be a small, defining micro-moment for White Gen. Z'ers, like certain Baby Boomer moments were for them. I am thinking of the Kennedy assassination, or "four killed at Kent State").

    _____________

    Anyone born in a transition period can reasonably be attached to either the earlier or later cohort, depending on their own circumstances, e.g. how quickly changes came for them in their social-cultural environment.

    Some examples of figures born in 'Transition' eras:

    - Pat Buchanan (b. 1938) has elements of the WWII Generation to him, but is more characteristic of the Baby Boomers;

    - Barack Obama (b. 1961), more characteristic of GenX and has little in common with the core Baby Boomers fifteen years his senior who preceded him on the mainland;

    - Sarah Palin (b. 1964), more characteristic of Boomers despite later birth than BHO.

  153. Anon[305] • Disclaimer says:

    Kamela Harris isn’t a viable candidate outside of California. What the rest of the country knows about her is mainly her grandstanding on TV during the Kavanaugh hearings and her grandstanding appearance in a few other hearings. A lot of voters have already decided they don’t like her. She came across during the Kavanaugh hearings like Madame Defarge. And nobody votes for Madame Defarge. She has less charm than Hillary, in fact, and she’s completely intolerant of anyone who doesn’t share her point of view, and voters know that.

    Secondly, the well-known narrative about Kamela is that she slept her way into power, and this infuriates a lot of female voters, especially since Harris comes across like your scheming, snotty female supervisor who got there because she slept with the boss. All Kamela has to do to totally ruin herself is to be obviously conniving and tell the occasional lie in public where she can be caught at it, and she’s already done that on camera.

    Nobody outside of California trusts her. It’s over for her.

  154. @Anon
    The best candidate the left has at the moment is Hillary, but the fact that she's been very quiet after floating some trial balloons indicates to me that she sounded the big donors out, and they told her no way are they donating to her. A lot of big donors lost a bundle on her last time, and they were very angry at her for losing the election when she spent over a billion of their money.

    The best candidate the left has at the moment is Hillary

    What about O’Rourke? He nearly beat an incumbent Republican Senator in Texas.

  155. @Art Deco
    You can look at common experiences, but often the hinge years don't match. In re WWii service, the hinge year is 1927 (though the features of wartime e.g. rationing were very much a part of the psyche of people younger). In terms of the commonality of military service, 1939 and 1952 are hinge years. In terms of the propensity to divorce, the hinges are in about the same place. In terms of fertility, the peak cohorts were born in the early 1930s and the trough cohorts in the early 1950s and the early 1990s. In terms of out-of-wedlock childbearing, the hinges are in the early 1940s and the early 1990s. In terms of using street drugs, the hinge years would be ca. 1943 and ca. 1962. In terms of criminal propensity, the hinges is somewhere around 1930 and 1960. In terms of popular music taste, the hinges would be those born ca. 1938 and those born ca. 1968. In terms of politics, there's a hinge in the early 1960s and one in the early 1980s. In terms of propensity to marry, 1975 is a hinge year. As far as the size of birth cohorts, the trough years were 1936 and 1976, the peak year 1957. If you tally it all up, the birth years 1938, 1960, and maybe 1980 seem to demarcate cohort sets who had different experiences and dispositions, with 1938 a much more distinct boundary than the other two.

    If you tally it all up, the birth years 1938, 1960, and maybe 1980 seem to demarcate cohort sets who had different experiences and dispositions, with 1938 a much more distinct boundary than the other two.

    This is a good assessment.

    I would only add that because change happens at different paces in different regions or for people of different dispositions of family origins, assigning hard year boundaries to the concept of the ‘generation’ will always be problematic.

    This is solved by “padding in” some transition periods.

    Here is one possible version of this for the USA:

    – b.1910 to b.1927: WWII Generation (defined by the experience of coming of age in the Depression and being at young-adult age by the time of the shock of WWII, early adulthood giving way to middle age during the long boom thereafter)
    – b.1928 to b.1939: Long Transition (historically low fertility period)
    – b.1940 to b.1959: Baby Boomers
    – b.1960 to b.1964: Transition
    – b.1965 to b.1979: Generation X
    – b.1980 to b.1984: Transition
    – b.1985 to b.1999: Millennials
    – b.2000 to b.2004: Transition
    – b.2005 to b.2019: Generation Z (none of whom are yet in adulthood; some of the Covington boys of Jan. 2019 fit into this cohort and all will fit into either it or the preceding transition period; if that little experience has cultural staying power, it could be a small, defining micro-moment for White Gen. Z’ers, like certain Baby Boomer moments were for them. I am thinking of the Kennedy assassination, or “four killed at Kent State”).

    _____________

    Anyone born in a transition period can reasonably be attached to either the earlier or later cohort, depending on their own circumstances, e.g. how quickly changes came for them in their social-cultural environment.

    Some examples of figures born in ‘Transition’ eras:

    – Pat Buchanan (b. 1938) has elements of the WWII Generation to him, but is more characteristic of the Baby Boomers;

    – Barack Obama (b. 1961), more characteristic of GenX and has little in common with the core Baby Boomers fifteen years his senior who preceded him on the mainland;

    – Sarah Palin (b. 1964), more characteristic of Boomers despite later birth than BHO.

  156. @Mr. Anon
    Have you even set foot in a university in the last thirty years? I mean, outside the library? You are completely full of s**t. Most everything in acdemia now is corrupted with PC doctrine: law, languages, history, linguistics. Damned near everything.

    You are such a f**king idiot.

    Again, I can’t help you with your emotional problems, Mr. Anon.

    Here are the course offerings as we speak at Syracuse Univerity’s psychology department:

    PSY 205 – Foundations of Human Behavior
    PSY 209 – Foundations of Human Behavior/ Honors Section
    PSY 223 – Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
    PSY 252 – Statistical Methods II
    PSY 270 – Experience Credit
    PSY 274 – Social Psychology
    PSY 290 – Independent Study
    PSY 291 – Research in Clinical/Health Psychology
    PSY 292 – Research in Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology
    PSY 293 – Research in Developmental Educational Psychology
    PSY 294 – Research in Social Personality Psychology
    PSY 313 – Introduction to Research Methodology
    PSY 315 – Drugs and Human Behavior
    PSY 321 – Introduction to Sensation and Perception
    PSY 322 – Cognitive Psychology
    PSY 323 – Brain and Behavior
    PSY 324 – Developmental Biopsychology
    PSY 329 – Biopsychological Perspectives on Women’s Health
    PSY 331 – Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
    PSY 332 – Experiments in Cognitive Psychology
    PSY 334 – Laboratory in Developmental Biopsychology
    PSY 335 – Psychology of Childhood
    PSY 336 – Psychology of the Adolescent
    PSY 337 – Psychology of Adult Life: Maturity and Old Age
    PSY 353 – Psychological Measurement
    PSY 365 – Educational Psychology
    PSY 373 – Human Memory
    PSY 375 – Cross-Cultural Psychology
    PSY 379 – The Social Psychology of Stigma
    PSY 382 – Health Psychology
    PSY 383 – Laboratory in Health Psychology
    PSY 392 – Stress and Health
    PSY 393 – Personality
    PSY 395 – Abnormal Psychology
    PSY 398 – History and Systems of Psychology
    PSY 400 – Selected Topics
    PSY 410 – Close Relationships
    PSY 414 – Social Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation
    PSY 415 – Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    PSY 420 – Using Robots to Understand the Mind
    PSY 425 – Internships in Clinical Psychology
    PSY 426 – Cognitive Neurochemistry
    PSY 431 – Alcohol Use and Abuse
    PSY 432 – Applied Behavior Analysis
    PSY 437 – Cognition and Aging
    PSY 442 – Research Methods in Child Psychology
    PSY 443 – Laboratory in Child Psychology
    PSY 445 – Behavior Disorders in Children
    PSY 446 – Pediatric Psychology
    PSY 470 – Experience Credit
    PSY 471 – Experimental Social Psychology
    PSY 472 – Laboratory in Social Psychology
    PSY 474 – Forensic Psychology
    PSY 475 – Social Influences on Human Sexual Behavior
    PSY 490 – Independent Study
    PSY 491 – Research in Clinical/Health Psychology
    PSY 492 – Research in Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology
    PSY 493 – Research in Developmental Educational Psychology
    PSY 494 – Research in Social Personality Psychology
    PSY 496 – Neuroscience and Society
    PSY 499 – Honors Capstone Project

    The woman’s health course looks sketchy as does the ‘stigma’ course. Otherwise, there likely isn’t one of these courses you could not have found in the course catalogue 40 years ago. Bar for some staffing issues, you’d have found them there 60 years ago.

    Now, if you fancy this is not substantially different from a set of ‘grievance studies’ course, you’re going to have to pull the syllibi and show us all, not just power the hot air balloon in your usual manner.

  157. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "Victimology programs are in place because of the cultural and social dynamics among the faculty. There's almost zero demand for them."

    Again, wrong.

    Again, when you add up Psychology, Social sciences, Criminal justice, Communications, Social work, Teaching certificates, General studies, Multidisciplinary studies, English, Family and consumer sciences, History, and Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, you get a sum of 45.7% majoring in Victimology Studies.

    Again, stick to Wikipedia copy-pasta, Art, and, again, leave the analysis to others.

    Again, when you add up Psychology, Social sciences, Criminal justice, Communications, Social work, Teaching certificates, General studies, Multidisciplinary studies, English, Family and consumer sciences, History, and Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, you get a sum of 45.7% majoring in Victimology Studies.

    Well, let’s see you pull a syllabus from five different institutions which will demonstrate that courses in cognition, resource economics, courts and judicial process, Medieval history, human nutrition, and retail merchandising are all disguised ‘grievance studies’ courses.

  158. @AnotherDad

    Hillary Clinton will run again
     
    No. Weird commenters say stuff like this. Even Hillary is not that deluded.

    She had her shot and blew it because of both her high negatives and her arrogance. The Democrats are overall happy to see the back of her and realized that the voting public is happy to see the back of her. They badly, badly want to beat Trump, not give voters a reason to vote for him. Any--really *any*--candidate that ends up one-on-one with her would win, and she knows it.

    Stick a fork in her.

    She appears to truly believe 2016 was stolen from her due to an enormous conservative conspiracy. Of course she wants to run again.

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