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Most reactions to the news of Ziad Ahmed getting into Stanford with an application where he answered the question What matters to you (100 word limit) with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag repeated 100 times have fallen into two camps: admiration from the MSM and charges that Ziad must be stupid or lazy or Marxist from conservatives.

For example, from National Review:

Stanford Accepts Student Who Just Wrote ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100 Times as His Answer to an Application Question

by KATHERINE TIMPF April 4, 2017 4:07 PM @KATTIMPF

Success in activism is not measured by how strongly you believe that you are right, it’s measured by how effectively you can convince others of your views. … Now, Ahmed may call his refusal to explain his answer “unapologetic activism,” but here’s the thing: The entire purpose of “activism” is to enact change. … Success in activism is not measured by how strongly you believe that you are right, it’s measured by how effectively you can convince others of your views. Bringing other people to your side is, after all, the only way to achieve the change that is activism’s goal. Ahmed believes that he is so obviously correct that no explanation should be necessary, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is necessary. A huge segment of the population doesn’t even understand what the goals of #BlackLivesMatter even are; the fact that explanation is necessary is an objective fact. His answer was not a victory for his movement, but a missed opportunity.

Oh, and then there’s this: Not only is Ahmed a lazy activist, but he’s also a lazy question-answerer.

Uh, no, one thing you can definitely say for Ziad Ahmed is the kid is not lazy. Ziad’s goal in this case was to get Ziad into Stanford, not to persuade the Stanford admissions committee of the holiness of the BLM cause, which, he rightly assumed, required no argument from him.

Another thing you can say is that, contrary to some conservative commenters’ assumptions, he’s not stupid.

Nor is he some kind of Marxist anti-capitalist. He started a marketing consultancy as a teenager to help businesses sell more crap to teenagers.

We live in age less beset by collectivism than by elitist ideologies that encourage the most grasping individuals to screw over the poor dumb trusting masses and feel righteous about doing so because those saps had it coming, those racist homophobic haters.

The reason you read iSteve rather than National Review is because you get the joke. The Ziad Ahmed story tells us a hilarious amount about America in 2017, it just happens to be things that few on the left or right want to hear.

From NBC News, more on Ziad Ahmed of Princeton Day School, who is the scion of Shakil Ahmed, founder of the Princeton Alpha Management hedge fund. (In case you are wondering, this kid is not a parody made up by me or anybody else. I checked.)

NEWS APR 5 2017, 5:51 PM ET
Teen Accepted to Stanford After Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times on Application
by AVALON ZOPPO

After completing his Stanford application, high school senior Ziad Ahmed looked at his answers and realized an important component was missing amid a flurry of standardized test scores and extracurricular activities: his voice and passion.

So Ahmed took a risk. In response to a question asking “What matters to you, and why?” the teen wrote “#BlackLivesMatter” exactly 100 times. …

“It was important to me that the admissions officers literally hear my impatience for justice and the significance of this issue,” Ahmed told NBC News. “The hashtag conveys my frustration with the failure of judicial system to protect the black community from violence, systemic inequity, and political disenfranchisement.”

At only 18-years-old, Ahmed has amassed an impressive resume.

He got his start in activism as a high school freshman, when he launched an anti-discrimination organization called Redefy, a group composed of 250 students internationally that aimed to break stereotypes using the power of social media.

He also interned for 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, volunteered with the Hilary Clinton campaign and attended and was recognized by Barack Obama at a 2015 White House dinner.

While standardized test scores do speak to his hard work, Ahmed said his unconventional essay answer was an attempt to express his passion for spurring change.

“I wanted to demonstrate that the essence of what motivates me as a learner, a member of a faith community, and a global citizen is my passion to be a part of change-making,” he said.

They should sign this kid up to deliver the keynote address at the next Davos Conference. His mastery of Master of the Universe buzzphrases is off the charts.

As a Muslim-American, Ahmed described himself as “an unapologetic progressive activist” and ally to the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Islamophobia has certainly been a priority of mine in my advocacy, but it is connected to the legacy of racism and oppression that the black community continues to face,” he said.

Ahmed said he received an outpouring of support after posting a photo of his application, which has garnered more than 3,000 retweets, but he has also been receiving personal attacks. Some have targeted his Muslim faith.

“The power of social media has also provoked significant trolling and personal attacks. It’s certainly been a hard to navigate and the vitriol is sobering,” he said.

Politicians and activists, including O’Malley and Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour, took to Twitter to congratulate Ahmed on his acceptance to the California school.

Moving forward, the teen said that he plans to channel the recent attention he is receiving into the Black Lives Matter movement and to donate to Stanford’s Black Community Services Center.

“It is my hope that this attention encourages and motivates people to confront the inequity that we see today,” he said. “It is my hope that students, adults and people all around the world will learn about the organizations that will give them a way to be an ally and support the policy changes we need today.”

Family friend Amber Khan described the teen as “extremely passionate about confronting injustice.”

“He’s willing to use his voice and explore the uncomfortable to create the kind of change that needs to happen,” she said.

Stanford University confirmed Ahmed’s acceptance to NBC News but declined to further discuss the student’s application. Notably, 2016 marks the lowest number of people offered admission to the University in its history. …

And from MTV News two years ago:

THIS MUSLIM-AMERICAN TEEN TURNED HIS SUFFERING INTO A FULL-FLEDGED BATTLE AGAINST STEREOTYPES
SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD ZIAD WANTS TO CHANGE THE WAY WE SEE EACH OTHER — FOR THE BETTER.
RAE PAOLETTA
03/02/2015

You say you want a revolution? Well, one teen is proving that with peace, love and the Internet, you can have one.

Ziad Ahmed is a 16-year-old sophomore at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey. In the summer before his freshman year, he created Redefy — a multi-platform organization, whose mission is “to boldly defy stereotypes, embrace acceptance and tolerance, redefine our perspectives positively, and create an active community.”

My eyes glazed over halfway through Ziad’s mission statement …

Ziad recently explained in a chat with MTV News that his experience as a Bangladeshi-American, practicing Muslim and self-described “non-conformist” largely informed his decision to create Redefy.

“Many people had prejudice and misconceptions about my faith, even when I was little. The media paints a picture of Islam, and many minorities, in a way that’s detrimental to the public’s perception of them,” he told MTV News.

Ziad further described his first-hand experience with bias.

“I deal with prejudice every day and have my entire life,” he said, “from being put on the TSA watch list as a child because of my name and having to go to a separate counter to get my tickets … to being constantly told I am ‘cute for a brown kid.’

“I started Redefy to initiate a positive change in the world and to fight the ignorance which I have been victim to,” Ziad said. “And more importantly, to fight the ignorance which people will fall victim to who may not have the opportunity to properly defend themselves or understand that there are people who accept them and love them for exactly who they are.

Redefy primarily operates as a website where people can share their experiences with prejudice and post reflections about different current events stories where stereotyping and acceptance are part of a national and/or personal conversation. Redefy also shares various stories about social justice issues on its Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr accounts. Ziad hopes this interconnected network of experiences will unite people through their shared experiences.

“It’s so hard to hate someone when you understand what they’re going through,” the teen explained.

Personally, over the last 24 hourse, I’ve come to understand a lot about what Ziad Ahmed is going through …

Within communities, Redefy holds workshops for younger students to gain insight into what stereotypes are and how to combat them. Ziad described working with people as young as fifth grade as a moving experience. “They don’t necessarily know the terms stereotypes or prejudice,” he told us, “But when you hear them articulate their experiences, they know it all too much.”

In addition to Ziad’s role as founder, he works with a leadership team of four friends and 20 representatives in schools around the world advocating for the organization’s various campaigns. As far as the future of Redefy, Ziad hopes to hold larger conferences and wider-scale programs to educate young people on bias and creating accepting spaces in their communities and ultimately, the world. He hopes the organization will continue to spur teen activism too.

“What a lot of young people don’t realize is that this is our fight. Injustice is our fight,” Ziad added. “Until we all unite in our injustices, ignorance will continue to exist.” …

I bet you are just dying to read Ziad’s Huffington Post endorsement of Hillary from last October:

Me with our next President.

by Ziad Ahmed, Contributor

Teen Activist, Founder of Redefy, CVO of JÜV Consulting, TEDx Speaker, Kid Tryna Change the World

The Battle Hymns Of An American-Muslim Teen In The Era Of Trump

I won’t be at the polls, but my future is on the ballot.
10/28/2016 04:15 pm ET | Updated Oct 30, 2016

This is not an endorsement; this is a reality.

When I think about my experience as an American-Muslim teen, it is characterized by the feeling of constantly being on the defense.

I’m not somebody who is remotely athletic, but I like to think about it in terms of sports. Imagine the American-Muslim community as a sports team ― we are always on the defense. Whether it is the Trump Effect manifesting in classrooms, the increase in Islamophobic hate crimes by 89 percent, or seven-year-old Abdul Aziz who was beaten up for being Muslim, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how our community must constantly be on guard. I might not be a sports expert, but I understand enough to realize what happens when a team is only on defense. It’s not fun. It’s exhausting. It’s nearly impossible to score.

Don’t get me wrong, we are scoring. Whether it be Ibtihaj Muhammad winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, Huma Abedin campaigning across this country, Rabia Chaudry making a New York Times bestseller list, or the countless Muslim role models that I have in their many forms, we are certainly achieving. Linda Sarsour, Omid Safi, and Sarah Harvard are using their voices for justice. Zaki Barzinji, Rumana Ahmed, and Arsalan Suleman are using public office to advance progress. Haroon Ullah, Laila Alawa, and Donya Nasser are my mentors, and they have showed me time after time through their brilliance what it means to be a proud American-Muslim.

But not Clock Boy Ahmed Mohamed, That little bastard’s Victimization Narrative got him in to meet Obama 18 months younger than mind did. The Other Ahmed is my archrival. It’s not enough that I triumph, but for me to be happy, Clock Boy must also fail.

We are scoring. But, it’s that much harder.

We have to wait for the moment where there is a slight opening in the field. We have to pray for a breakaway. We are not given the space to run freely, and frankly, I’m tired of running against a barrage that doesn’t value my existence enough to let me just be me.

In the era of Trump though, it isn’t so much that we are on the defense ― it is that we are being attacked so acutely that we aren’t even given the space to formulate a defense. And I, for one, will not stand for it. …

That isn’t news though. That isn’t my battle hymn, and that’s the case because I remember reading The Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mom

See … (To be pedantic, Amy Chua’s comic bestseller is Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother not Mom)

and being shocked at the calculated rigor of her life.

I could never have imagined that I would live under a similar rigor ― the difference though is that the stringency expected of Muslims is not out of choice, but rather, it has been done to us.

Trump has created a United States that asks of me to prove my American identity. The norm for each Muslim student in this country has become being accused of being a “terrorist” at some point in his/her/their life. But more problematically, it has become the assumption that one can somehow not be both authentically Muslim and American simultaneously, and that is what gets me more than anything else.

It’s the moment on the train when new passengers board, and I feel the need to turn my backpack the other way in order to hide my “#MyMuslimVote” pin courtesy of MPower Change. It’s the constant conversations where people ask leading questions to evaluate my patriotism ― “Do you even celebrate Fourth of July?” It’s the flurry of haters that conjure bizarre insults every time one of my tweets gets more than five retweets. It’s the multiple pairs of American-flag socks that I wear often as a statement that say ― I am American, as if it is somehow defiant.

Just last weekend, I was in a video/photoshoot for David Yi’s Very Good Light. It was a project featuring American-Muslims, and I was posed the question,“what does it mean to you to be American?” And, it occurred to me ― being American, to me, simply just means being me.

I do not need to qualify, evaluate, or prove myself to anyone ― ever. My American-ness exists within my freedom to exist freely as myself, and I need not any more proof than that of my identity.

My existence is now constantly measured in terms of my reaction to you, Mr. Trump, and I have a simple response; I do not exist for you or in terms of you, and I never will.

To beg of me to prove my American-ness is to negate the very fundamental core of this country. We were never meant to be a sea of sameness, but rather, we were always an amalgamation of individuals believing in the promise that we can be great, not that we have been great or somehow inevitably will be, but that we can be. We can be great when we allow each individual to exist freely, when we give our children the space to grow and to trailblaze their own future paths of brilliance.

So, I echo the notions of Khizr Khan in his brilliant Hillary Clinton advertisement that Dean Obeidallah noted has given our community the humanity we deserve. And, my question is ― Mr. Trump, will there be a space for me in your America?

From where I’m sitting, there won’t be.

I was born and raised in this country, and I’ve sought to make this country, my home, as beautiful as it can be. Throughout my high school career, I have advocated tirelessly for equality. I founded an international teen organization for social justice, redefy, when I was in eighth grade. I’ve been fortunate to have had exposure to outstanding American-Muslim role models that have made me proud to be me. I’ve even had the honor to meet leaders including the President to speak my truth, and I am still tired.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

My existence is now constantly measured in terms of my reaction to you, Mr. Trump, and I have a simple response; I do not exist for you or in terms of you, and I never will.

I don’t write this for me though. I write this for a world that expects American-Muslim children to be on the defense constantly, to be able to learn as fully when constantly under attack, and to be lesser. I write this for a world that has created a gross dichotomy between “Good Muslims” and “Bad Muslims,” and the ensuing expectation that all American-Muslims must complete a never-ending arbitrary checklist to achieve the coveted title of “Good Muslim.”

I write this because I believe in a future that is great. I write this because I imagine a world where the children I hope to one day have can be proud American-Muslims ― proud in however they identify. I write this because that tomorrow is possible, under the leadership of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I’m seventeen, and I cannot vote, so I write this to implore every person who reads this to vote for me.

I won’t be at the polls, but my future is on the ballot ― my ability to score is on the ballot.

Okaaaaay …

Seriously, an awful lot of Social Justice Jihadism is an outlet for anger over not being at the top of the sexual attractiveness pyramid. Everybody feels the world is unfair to them in the looks department. Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie probably both feel deeply that they were unjustly shortchanged by our society’s socially constructed standards of beauty. All they want out of life is to be the fairest of them all. Is that too much to ask?

It’s that bitch, Charlize, isn’t it?

Charlize is insecure too? Good! … But … that just makes her seem more human and appealing …

Well, at least we can all be sure it’s not Kristen Stewart.

LOL.

Anyway, these kids like Ziad talk about Social Justice but what they actually want is Sexual Justice, by which they would mean Sexual Supremacy. They want to be thought the fairest of them all, not just “cute for a brown kid.”

Michelle Obama gave a breathtaking speech in New Hampshire a few weeks back where she stated, “We cannot afford to be tired.” And, as always, she is right. I’m tired ― physically, emotionally, in every capacity.

I’m exhausted just contemplating this kid’s Energizer Bunny-like relentless self-promotion.

For example, I work pretty hard on this blog, but I only included a handful of the links that this tireless prodigy of networking included in his post.

But out of fear for the future of our country, I find strength.

I find strength because “Hillary knows that Muslim Americans contribute to our country every day, and believes that America is stronger together – when we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down, and when we work together to solve our biggest challenges.” Hillary Clinton has a vision for my future, and it’s one I believe in. She’s investing in my future, and whether it’s through her Muslim Outreach Director or her standing by our community, she has a plan to stand up for my tomorrow.

So, I’m asking you now. I need you to vote ― not because this is some endorsement, but because my reality is at stake.

No matter what happens, Trump can have carved on his tombstone:

RUINED ZIAD AHMED’S DAY

Here’s a 2014 article about Little Ziad from Mercer Space:

Princeton teens work to change perceptions and prejudice
By Mercerspace – August 22, 2014178

Redefy leaders Lara Strassberg, Ziad Ahmed and Ziyad Khan during a program the group held at the Princeton Public Library on April 5, 2014.

Local teens start Redefy to alter thinking about stereotypes

By Scott Morgan

All too often, some people make assumptions about others based on what they see — on mannerisms, physical characteristics or spiritual beliefs that they use as markers to decide who or what someone really is.

Those kinds of assumptions are often not valid, said Ziad Ahmed, a 14-year-old rising sophomore at Princeton Day School who has made it his mission to try and change those perceptions.

For example, just because a young man cries at movies doesn’t mean he’s effeminate, Ahmed said.

You know, this particular topic sure seems to come up a lot in Ziad’s pronouncements …

More importantly, even if an assumption is correct and he really is effeminate, that word itself is an outdated social construct; one tiny aspect of a much more complex human being.

Maybe Ziad’s dad has been hinting that unless his son butches up his act a little, he won’t leave the family hedge fund to him?

A big part of running a hedge fund is insinuating into billionaires’ heads the worry that if they don’t risk a hundred million with you, they aren’t real men like you are.

Here’s the masculinity level you want in a hedge fund salesman:

But here’s what the Ahmed family has to work with in their scion:

I can imagine Ziad making a lot of money in life off various scams, but running a hedge fund is the most lucrative one of all. And his dad may be worried that his otherwise energetic, articulate, and ambitious son may not quite have what it takes in the masculinity department to pull off convincing billionaires that they are wimps unless they pay him 2/20 to take their money off their hands.

Ahmed said he believes he has figured out what matters and what doesn’t about people, and may have found the roots of why so many problems exist between people. In no uncertain terms, Ahmed wants to erase as much of the intolerance, stereotypes and assumptions as he can.

To that end, Ahmed founded an organization called Redefy in 2013, the mission of which is to “boldly defy stereotypes, embrace acceptance and tolerance, redefine our perspectives positively, and create an active community.”

On the surface, Redefy may look like a simple online repository of personal stories about overcoming ignorance, hate and insensitivity, but the stories collected at Redefy.org are not idealistic musings, they are stunningly philosophical essays about the meaning of identity and how people see themselves and others.

The difference between Redefy and many of the other anti-stereotype organizations out there is that this one is operated by and for kids. …

Most people can understand overt slurs and epithets, but Redefy’s mission isn’t about bullying, it’s about fixing the way people perceive others, Ahmed said. Particularly the perceptions they don’t even realize they have.

Consider, for example, what the word equality means, he said. Until a few decades ago, the connotation had to do with civil and legal rights that would make everyone equal in all ways to straight white men.

But are straight white males really equal to other people, Ahmed asks. For example, women can wear skirts, slacks, jeans, blouses, jewelry, or pretty much anything else and it’s seen as OK, but men don’t get the same leeway.

The point, Ahmed said, is that males often fear expressing their individuality because the perception of a guy who wears, say, something pink or who doesn’t like football or who doesn’t feel the need to prove manliness by putting himself in harm’s way is usually derogatory.

Boys, he said, are afraid of standing out among other boys, and as they age, they turn into men who feel they can’t express themselves without someone mocking them or drawing conclusions about aspects of their personalities that don’t really matter. Ultimately, it’s the boys themselves who perpetuate these issues because they have bought into some social construct of gender roles and identity.

Last year I asked:

Is #BlackLivesMatter Just a Jobs for the Gays Racket?

But will black people put up with nonblacks horning in on the benefits, such as getting into Stanford, just because they claim membership in the Coalition of Fringes? Or is that a little too much cultural appropriation?

Things aren’t much better for the girls. Ahmed said he recently spoke to a girl at his school who said she wanted a boyfriend who was at least six feet tall.

He asked her why, and she said she wanted to be able to look up into his eyes. Which sounds sweet on the surface, but the conversation led Ahmed to believe that the girl basically wanted to be looked down on. Made smaller. Made the one to be protected, not be herself. In other words, she willingly is looking to be, in some measure, less than her (eventual) boyfriend, said Ahmed.

He added that the overall point he is trying to make is that males and females buy into prescribed roles that make it hard for anyone who doesn’t fit into them to feel comfortable about who they are. And that we’re defining ourselves in all the wrong ways.

“People are so much more multi-dimensional than one thing,” he said. “It’s OK to be whoever you are.” …

Ahmed’s urge to help and break through preconceived notions is the most fundamental part of him. Being Muslim, he has had to deal with the knee-jerk sentiments Americans have about “Arabs,” although he isn’t Arab, but of Bangladeshi descent.

Ahmed’s father, Shikil, is a former investment banker and now runs his own hedge fund called Princeton Alpha, and his mother, Faria, studied electrical engineering but left her job to be a stay at home mom. She is active in the community, including volunteering as a docent at Princeton University Art Museum.

Ziad’s mother goes by the name Faria Abedin. She’s an energetic housewife who is co-president of an organization called Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom that describes itself as:

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom builds strong relationships between Muslim and Jewish women based on developing trust and respect and ending anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment.

Her bio reads:

Screenshot 2017-04-05 20.19.59Faria Abedin, Co-President

Faria Abedin (Executive Committee-Co-President) earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Most recently, Faria has started a property management business. She currently serves on the board of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Princeton Girlchoir, Stuart Parent Association, Advisory board of Muslim Advocates and as a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Faria is very interested in engaging in efforts that promote an American Muslim identity for our youth, which for her includes interfaith dialogue.

Screenshot 2017-04-05 20.29.04That got me wondering whether Ziad might be related through his mother Faria Abedin to Hillary’s right hand gal Huma Abedin.

But Faria Abedin is not the name of any of Huma’s siblings, so a familial relationship (if any) wouldn’t be all that close. But Huma is said to have 54 first cousins, so I wouldn’t rule out Faria Abedin being related to Huma in some fashion. But there’s no evidence for it beyond surname, and Islamic surnames tend to be repetitious.

Or no evidence other than this picture of Ziad and Huma that Ziad tweeted.

But like I said, there aren’t a lot of unique names in Islamic cultures, so this could just be a coincidence.

… Ahmed said that being Bangladeshi, even though he was born in Princeton, people sometimes assume that he either doesn’t speak English or pelt him with perceptions that his familial homeland is a gaping slum. He visits Bangladesh every few years and assures people that the whole country isn’t mired in abject destitution.

Of course, if any familial homeland could be described as a Gaping Slum, it’s Bangladesh. But as T.S. Eliot would ask, “After such knowledge, what forgiveness?”

One person who assumed he would not speak English was a young lady he met on a July trip to Costa Rica, where he helped build a recreation center in a poor area. The girl’s surprise gave him the opportunity to convert one more young mind to his lesson that making assumptions of any kind is not a good approach.

As for the future, Ahmed said that whatever his major in college, he’ll minor in social justice. From third grade he wanted to be an architect and even went to Oxford University in eighth grade to do an architecture program. Part of his reason for going to Costa Rica was to get some practical building knowledge. But lately Ahmed is thinking other thoughts than architecture. Maybe business.

“After I get my business degree, the world’s mine,” he said. But he also knows he’ll change his mind again before he gets to college.

Whatever he becomes as an adult, he’s sure of two things — he wants a better world for his children so that they can grow up comfortable and safe in who they are, and he is going to do something great.

“I don’t want to be mediocre,” he said.

As for the rest of you peons …

 
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  1. “I wanted to demonstrate that the essence of what motivates me as a learner, a member of a faith community, and a global citizen is my passion to be a part of change-making,” he said.

    That might just be the most obnoxiously phrased bit of twaddle that I’ve seen in several weeks…..

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    “I wanted to demonstrate that the essence of what motivates me as a learner, a member of a faith community, and a global citizen...."

     

    This is the fundamental political, ideological, and cultural divide; social grievance jihadists are "global" citizens not "American" citizens.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    The little twit has verbal diarrhea.
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  2. They should sign this kid up to deliver the keynote address at the next Davos Conference.

    “Tiger Child” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.

    I think you are right; “Davos Man Child” would be a more accurate term/description for him.

    Huntington is credited with inventing the phrase Davos Man, referring to global elites who “have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite’s global operations“. The phrase refers to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where leaders of the global economy meet.[18]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington#Other

    Louis Johannot, in an interview with Life Magazine in 1965, made a comment that received considerable attention: “The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.“[20]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institut_Le_Rosey#History

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    Davos man-child?
    , @Yan Shen

    “Tiger Child” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.
     
    Yeah as I mentioned in the earlier thread on Ziad, the Tiger Child moniker should probably only be bestowed upon East Asians in this country, given that I argue it embodies an upbringing specific and unique to Confucian East Asia. It's not clear to me for instance that South Asians are Tiger Children, even though they tend to be successful in this country.

    Also, South Asians are racially Caucasian no? So this is really just a uh example of Caucasian on Caucasian crime. Ha!

    , @Twinkie

    “Tiger Child” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.
     
    Well, the daughter of the original "Tiger mother" Amy Chua, in other words, the original Tiger Child:

    1. is Half-white (or half-Jewish);
    2. is on record as stating that she identifies as Jewish and is "only Chinese on food and stuff"; and
    3. is serving the country as a military officer (yes, a JAG officer, but it's still service to the nation-at-large and not too bad for a girlie).

    As I mentioned before a few times, the modal surname at West Point graduation is frequently "Kim," which is Korean. So I think it's unfair to the Tiger Cubs - who are the more laconic and harshly-raised East Asians - to be compared to South Asian princelings-hedge fund managers-SJWs. Different traditions, cultures, temperaments, and indeed genetics. And different politics too, for that matter.
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  3. If he is serious about helping blacks he should draw attention to the blacks living in slavery at the hands of his Muslim brothers in The Islamic republic of Sudan and the Islamic republic of Mauritania….. .

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  4. Wow, he did not even write “BlackLivesMatter” 100 times, he just copied and pasted.

    Such effort, such daring, such dedication!

    I wonder how many students who wrote “Make America Great Again” 100 times got accepted?

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    Olive Oyl thought Jack Nicholson was nuts for writing 'all work and no play' over and over, and he used a type writer!
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  5. It’s just awesome that we get taxed to fund the creation of anti-White Redguards who will joyously partake in the holy quest to destroy us according to the scriptures of Official State Theology.

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  6. Who better to lecture us all on our privilege than a child of privilege.

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    Who better to lecture us all on our privilege than a child of privilege.
     
    Well, this gets right to the real point, which is this: the entire racial brouhaha -- from affirmative action to Trayvon to Rachael Dolezeal for Ferguson to Obama -- has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with the merits or demerits of actual Negroes (or, for that matter, of whites). Nor does it have anything to do with the science of genetics, actual behavior, the law, or anything else even remotely able to be analyzed objectively.

    Blacks are, in fact, mere pawns in a great game between elites and commoners. Race is used as a proxy by which elites signal that they are members of the elect, as distinguished from the common "racist" scum they so abhor. Rather than scepters and crown jewels and titles of nobility, in a democratic age the sure sign of acceptance into the class of the elites is to fawn over blacks the same way a starving Hindu would refuse to eat a sacred cow.

    Of course they're going to lecture us. That's the whole point of the exercise. Unless we on the Right stop taking their bullshit at face value, and start recognizing it for what is -- namely a moral cloak for an elite power play over us -- this dog and pony show will continue forever.
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  7. What a crock of shit.

    I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn’t have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence.

    This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter – a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic.

    But, yeah, he’s good at exploiting the racket.

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    He's the gay, Muslim version of John Kerry for the 21st Century.
    , @El Dato
    But you gotta admire this dedicated politicial mimicry.

    We all did it at school to some degree to just harvest acceptable levels of credit from the teacher.

    But turning it up to 11, and publicly, is just on another level.
    , @CrunchybutRealistCon
    More than good at the Identity politics racket. He is a Zen Master. A veritable Renaissance Man of Mau mau' ing. He will be studied by conniving minority parents as the best exemplar of how leverage White Lib Guilt to the Max.
    , @Corvinus
    "I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn’t have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence. This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter – a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic. But, yeah, he’s good at exploiting the racket."

    Replace "runt" with "oversized ego man child" and "political correctness" with "race realism" and you just described Milo and Mike Cernovich.

    Again, two monumental posts of manufactured outrage by Mr. Sailor about something that means little or next to nothing than the average white American man or woman.

    "To hell with him, and to hell with all the other shameless self-promoters – buzzards circling the carcass of the late, great American republic. "

    Tell me why a person with a high IQ and the gumption and guile to promote their brand should go to "hell". Jealous of their success?

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  8. He launched an anti-discrimination organization called Redefy, a group composed of 250 students internationally that aimed to break stereotypes using the power of social media.

    Oddly enough, after reading about this kid my stereotypes remain safely unbroken.

    Notably, 2016 marks the lowest number of people offered admission to the University in its history.

    No one who reads iSteve is going to be surprised by this.

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  9. to being constantly told I am ‘cute for a brown kid.’

    That happened exactly no times.

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    True. However, it is very common for young lower-class black males to walk up to dark skin black females and tell them that, "you are pretty for a dark-skinned girl". Ziad Ahmed somehow picked up on the phrase and used it for his own benefit -- which is both remarkable and scary.
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  10. @DJF
    Wow, he did not even write "BlackLivesMatter" 100 times, he just copied and pasted.

    Such effort, such daring, such dedication!

    I wonder how many students who wrote "Make America Great Again" 100 times got accepted?

    Olive Oyl thought Jack Nicholson was nuts for writing ‘all work and no play’ over and over, and he used a type writer!

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  11. The academy has always rewarded people for telling them what they want to hear, but the utter shallowness on display here is something new.

    For aficionados of Chinese history, imagine someone sitting for the imperial service exam and writing CONFUCIUS GOOD CONFUCIUS GOOD CONFUCIUS GOOD. And then instantly being made a minister of the first rank and honored by the emperor as stunning and brave.

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    There are shades of clock boy here. Maybe Obama phoned Stanford and told them to accept this useless twerp.
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  12. An interesting cultural counterpoint to this is the kerfuffle over the new Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, considering that Pepsi’s CEO is an Indian woman. I can’t find the 30 second version online, but the long version is below. I honestly don’t get the hate for it. Some #BlackLivesMatter agitators were offended, thinking it appropriated their movement, but there’s nothing in the protest suggestive of BLM.

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    Can't we all just get along?

    Coca-Cola (and Rodney King) had this down a long time ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib-Qiyklq-Q

    , @AnotherGuessModel
    I don't know if the CEO in a company as large as PepsiCo has a hand in Pepsi commercials, but if she did, her ethnicity would make sense, as South Asian culture frequently lacks any semblance of subtlety, at least from a Euro-Western perspective. The Pepsi commerical and Tiger Child are two peas in a pod. Both peppily exploit the mainstream youth culture du jour in a brazen and superficial manner for their own gains. The Pepsi commercial is vulgar by indelicately marrying soda to protest movements, but the criticism it has provoked ought to be thoughtfully redirected at Bangladeshi Tracy Flick (and Stanford and the media who cover this story with superlatives).
    , @Jack D
    Obviously they're offended because she offers the pig a Pepsi.
    , @Almost Missouri
    You have to understand that the BLM-types are so solipsistic that they really believe everything else is derivative of them.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    I imagine the description of the advertising firm meeting in which this commercial was conceived would be appropriate in a latter-day Screwtape Letters.
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  13. anon • Disclaimer says:

    In a way, it’s good that this kid grew up rich. If he was just a regular guy, he’d have to spend his life staging incidents to make himself look oppressed. Like those Muslim women who go on planes, make a scene, get kicked off, and then go to the newspapers to complain about being discriminated against.

    Actually, I take that back. Those are more entertaining. This is just depressing and annoying.

    It is important to remind people from time to time that not all Muslims are terrorists. A lot of them are just garden-variety pieces of crap who just want to annoy us to death.

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    If he was just a regular guy, he’d have to spend his life staging incidents to make himself look oppressed.
     
    You mean like clock boy?
    , @Lagertha
    Elite U's troll for rich immigrant families...they are building a new cohort (alumni giving) as WASPS are a dying group...and Jewish families are not all in finance.
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  14. @Stan Adams
    What a crock of shit.

    I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn't have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence.

    This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter - a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic.

    But, yeah, he's good at exploiting the racket.

    He’s the gay, Muslim version of John Kerry for the 21st Century.

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  15. self-described “non-conformist”

    Are you kidding me.

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    I think that means he's a homosexual.
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  16. What value does this programmed little squirrel have?

    Other than by virtue of its father’s stored nuts, why is it going to be fed and rewarded?

    How can it be worth anything in a free market? (If such a market existed)

    Rodents like this are evidence that humans may just be elaborate forms of trainable animals, programmable robots. They vary from breed-to-breed, but they are essentially pointless. (Was Skinner right?) This one is well-functioning and has found a way to work a system. It probably will profit grandly.

    Some poor white lady from Appalachia might just end up cleaning its cage.

    This may indeed be our future.

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    He is valuable for our elites. A shining ideal of the modern day cultural revolution red guard. He will make for a fine protestor to start tearing down various statues, plaques, and other memorabilia from America's white-dominated past. He is almost a perfect progressive soldier. The only way he can be an even better progressive soldier is if he is transgendered, genderfluid, or "non-binary."
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  17. If he’s so passionate about BLM, I say, let him loose in a black ‘hood at midnight so that he can “community organize” and help his “brothers”, let’s see how he fares.

    I think that the global elites at this point are just trolling. Because they can.

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  18. @Dave Pinsen
    An interesting cultural counterpoint to this is the kerfuffle over the new Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, considering that Pepsi's CEO is an Indian woman. I can't find the 30 second version online, but the long version is below. I honestly don't get the hate for it. Some #BlackLivesMatter agitators were offended, thinking it appropriated their movement, but there's nothing in the protest suggestive of BLM.

    https://youtu.be/dA5Yq1DLSmQ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Coca-Cola (and Rodney King) had this down a long time ago.

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  19. In all fairness, let me play Devil’s advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad’s poems mentioning “whitewashing”, is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I’m claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he’s mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn’t strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam’s fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I’m inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don’t really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don’t harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists’ projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn’t particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one’s head down and getting shit done…

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    It's flapdoodle. That's the major complaint.

    Excrement like this is very damaging indeed to White Gentiles in their own homelands -- whether or not intended by the individual squirrels spreading it.

    We can't even be sure this particular little rodent has an original thought in its head.

    , @Dan Hayes
    Yan Shen:

    With the exception of your last paragraph, Ya Gotta Be Kidding!
    , @anon
    And personally I don’t really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either.

    When he said that he thinks black people are oppressed, who do you think he is accusing of oppressing them?

    Considering that black people (and Bangladeshis like himself) are enormously better off because of white people than they would be otherwise, I think the accusation that we oppress blacks is pretty anti-white.

    You knew this, though, didn't you?
    , @anon
    let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn’t particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one’s head down and getting shit done…

    That's true. It has produced some of the finest Starcraft II players the world has ever seen.
    , @Yak-15
    Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME.

    That is the inherent problem and the farce of what this young man is doing with his activism. I agree, there is nothing run with talking about experience or trying to come to positive terms with identity. However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor. His broadcast of his journey to understand himself and his community is nothing more than self-advertisement. There is little substance beyond that in any of what he writes.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white?
     
    We need some Roman priests from the Roman Republic era to read his entrails to answer that question.

    I'll bet if we had time travel working we could get enough go-fund-me financing to do it before the clock strikes 12:00 PDT tonight.
    , @Lagertha
    He's just another garden-variety grievance collector as far as ethnic or geographic identity. It is so boring.

    Long ago, I felt very intimidated when I was ridiculed over the lunches I ate (my mother packed) in school, and, I come from the whitest white country in the world! For many years people would tell me I was not American enough....I had cultural baggage, which is normal if you are an immigrant.

    I don't buy any of this young man's bs...he is just a shyster. He's a phony, a la' Holden Caulfield. I'm sure he has never read (or understood) Catcher in the Rye.

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another.
     
    There’s no mistake. You’re missing the key sticking point: Proximity. As in “Diversity plus proximity equals war.” I don’t care about a Bangladouche (h/t bored identity!) or a Chinaman being ‘socially active’ in their own homelands. But I don’t want to see their faces and hear their complaints about us over here.

    More ‘diversity’ in white countries means greater numbers of non-white activists pushing for zero-sum “hate speech” and “hate crime” laws which mostly work one-way against whites. Elite education, obviously, is a huge zero-sum game. Governments on limited budgets awarding contracts, etc. etc.

    culturally East Asian way of putting one’s head down and getting shit done…
     
    Most of us don’t fetishize Asian productivity. I’d prefer a somewhat poorer but all-white Vancouver, for example, than actual present day Vancouver which is being overrun by Asians. All (non-white) immigration to white countries should be halted. Asians can be as productive as they want in Asia.
    , @Corvinus
    Thank you for your verbal shiv rooted in logic.
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  20. Perhaps he is more of a trained monkey like this African Grey:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-the-human-like-parrot-with-a-vocabulary-of-more-than-200-words/

    Such things are really kind of racist!

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    Stop me if you've heard this before . . .

    Guy walks into McDonalds with a parrot on his shoulder.

    Guy behind the counter says, "Where'd you get him"?

    Parrot says, "Africa. There's millions of them".

    I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
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  21. @FKA Max

    They should sign this kid up to deliver the keynote address at the next Davos Conference.
     
    ``Tiger Child'' is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.

    I think you are right; ``Davos Man Child'' would be a more accurate term/description for him.


    Huntington is credited with inventing the phrase Davos Man, referring to global elites who "have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite's global operations". The phrase refers to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where leaders of the global economy meet.[18]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington#Other

    Louis Johannot, in an interview with Life Magazine in 1965, made a comment that received considerable attention: "The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children."[20]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institut_Le_Rosey#History

    Davos man-child?

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  23. @Stan Adams
    What a crock of shit.

    I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn't have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence.

    This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter - a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic.

    But, yeah, he's good at exploiting the racket.

    But you gotta admire this dedicated politicial mimicry.

    We all did it at school to some degree to just harvest acceptable levels of credit from the teacher.

    But turning it up to 11, and publicly, is just on another level.

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  24. Like son, like father:

    http://www.symmetric.io/hedge-fund/PRINCETON-ALPHA-MANAGEMENT-RATING.html

    (can’t anyone else check the internet?)

    Like a human casino, people like the action no matter the results.

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  25. @FKA Max

    They should sign this kid up to deliver the keynote address at the next Davos Conference.
     
    ``Tiger Child'' is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.

    I think you are right; ``Davos Man Child'' would be a more accurate term/description for him.


    Huntington is credited with inventing the phrase Davos Man, referring to global elites who "have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite's global operations". The phrase refers to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where leaders of the global economy meet.[18]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington#Other

    Louis Johannot, in an interview with Life Magazine in 1965, made a comment that received considerable attention: "The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children."[20]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institut_Le_Rosey#History

    “Tiger Child” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.

    Yeah as I mentioned in the earlier thread on Ziad, the Tiger Child moniker should probably only be bestowed upon East Asians in this country, given that I argue it embodies an upbringing specific and unique to Confucian East Asia. It’s not clear to me for instance that South Asians are Tiger Children, even though they tend to be successful in this country.

    Also, South Asians are racially Caucasian no? So this is really just a uh example of Caucasian on Caucasian crime. Ha!

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  26. I think this little shit would benefit from a few weeks of community-organizing in beautiful Camden, New Jersey.

    Surely he’ll understand that the people of Camden need his unique insight and abilities more than the overprivileged stuffed shirts at Stanford. Whaddaya think? Kickstarter campaign?

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  27. Good the little goat humper got into Stanford. Next time the black clad rabble riot , he can join them and catch a couple felonies

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  28. Words this spoiled brat whiny child has never heard but needs to hear-SHUT THE FUCK UP.

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  29. @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    It’s flapdoodle. That’s the major complaint.

    Excrement like this is very damaging indeed to White Gentiles in their own homelands — whether or not intended by the individual squirrels spreading it.

    We can’t even be sure this particular little rodent has an original thought in its head.

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  30. @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    Yan Shen:

    With the exception of your last paragraph, Ya Gotta Be Kidding!

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  31. Comparing Ahmed the Elder and Ahmed the Younger leads to some fascinating questions.

    Obviously, Ahmed the Younger has picked up a few pointers on pattern recognition and cashing in on trends from his father.

    Ahmed the Elder (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shakil-ahmed-a3072b9/) made his career as part of a meritocratic elite in an area focused on quantitative skills.

    Is the son now going to take what we might call the “Barack Obama” path of doing well by doing “good,” riding the gravy train of social justice warriordom and activist gestures through the pinnacles of higher education into a career in politics and power in the managerial state (e.g., politics, law, etc.)? And if so, what does that say, if the generational path from father to son runs from CompSci quant to commissar?

    Or has all of Ziad’s activism simply been an elaborate and deeply cynical campaign towards college applications, and he’s going to go make money or do something similarly rewarding in terms of money rather than power, like dad? (I’d love to know who his admissions counselors are.)

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    There are some parents who have spent every waking minute of their child's life grooming them to go to an ivy league like Harvard or Stanford. In a sea of perfect ACTs, perfect GPAs, multilingual, and a dozen other hobbies, rather than go through meritocratic means, he can just ratchet up the social justice as a way to stand head and shoulders above the other (Asian) applicants who have been playing the violin and speaking fluent French since the age of four.
    , @Bleuteaux

    Or has all of Ziad’s activism simply been an elaborate and deeply cynical campaign towards college applications, and he’s going to go make money or do something similarly rewarding in terms of money rather than power, like dad? (I’d love to know who his admissions counselors are.)
     
    I've wondered about that. How many of these well-trained pukes are doing this solely because it is how Daddy and Mommy have told them to get into the right school, then, probably, the right firm, and from there on they can't muster an ounce of interest in the subject ever again? It can't be negligible.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    I'll take Door #2, Monty.
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  32. If not ghostwritten, frankly brilliant. The Karl Friedrich Gauss of Social Justice Warriorship.

    This boy is going to run rings around normies.

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  33. @Yan Shen

    “Tiger Child” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.
     
    Yeah as I mentioned in the earlier thread on Ziad, the Tiger Child moniker should probably only be bestowed upon East Asians in this country, given that I argue it embodies an upbringing specific and unique to Confucian East Asia. It's not clear to me for instance that South Asians are Tiger Children, even though they tend to be successful in this country.

    Also, South Asians are racially Caucasian no? So this is really just a uh example of Caucasian on Caucasian crime. Ha!

    I’ve encountered enough deceitful and shameless self-promotion outside the social justice arena among successful South Asian immigrants that it seems remiss to leave off the ethnic aspect.

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  34. … to being constantly told I am ‘cute for a brown kid.’

    Sounds like some of his issues stem from being rejected by white girls/boys/xirs.

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    He's probably around 5'8" at most.. creepy looking AND a manlet.
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  35. “I’m not somebody who is remotely athletic…”

    You don’t say?

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    well, good. Sport is one of the biggest engines of wealth in the USA...well, Europe/Aussie/Brazil & some other functional countries, too. So, if large swathes of SJW's stay out of the business and reality of Sport...good. If you can't bring it, you don't have it.
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  36. Pol Pot was a mass murderer. His idea of shutting down universities and forcing those folks to do the jobs that Americans won’t do has a certain appeal these days.

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  37. I got tired reading his claptrap. This is why we need to end immigration permanently.

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  38. Yeah yeah yeah Achmed. Just don’t blow up a train and we’ll all be just fine.

    I do love how much this kid bothers Steve. I agree completely of course but it is amusing.

    Clockboy’s face will always hold a special place for me

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    If this guy has any accomplishment, it's having a world class punchable face.
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  39. @NOTA
    Who better to lecture us all on our privilege than a child of privilege.

    Who better to lecture us all on our privilege than a child of privilege.

    Well, this gets right to the real point, which is this: the entire racial brouhaha — from affirmative action to Trayvon to Rachael Dolezeal for Ferguson to Obama — has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with the merits or demerits of actual Negroes (or, for that matter, of whites). Nor does it have anything to do with the science of genetics, actual behavior, the law, or anything else even remotely able to be analyzed objectively.

    Blacks are, in fact, mere pawns in a great game between elites and commoners. Race is used as a proxy by which elites signal that they are members of the elect, as distinguished from the common “racist” scum they so abhor. Rather than scepters and crown jewels and titles of nobility, in a democratic age the sure sign of acceptance into the class of the elites is to fawn over blacks the same way a starving Hindu would refuse to eat a sacred cow.

    Of course they’re going to lecture us. That’s the whole point of the exercise. Unless we on the Right stop taking their bullshit at face value, and start recognizing it for what is — namely a moral cloak for an elite power play over us – this dog and pony show will continue forever.

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  40. “So, I’m asking you now. I need you to vote ― not because this is some endorsement, but because my reality is at stake.” so sorry that Trump shit on your reality. Another reason to love Trump. This kid is a big douche.

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  41. @syonredux

    “I wanted to demonstrate that the essence of what motivates me as a learner, a member of a faith community, and a global citizen is my passion to be a part of change-making,” he said.
     
    That might just be the most obnoxiously phrased bit of twaddle that I've seen in several weeks.....

    “I wanted to demonstrate that the essence of what motivates me as a learner, a member of a faith community, and a global citizen….”

    This is the fundamental political, ideological, and cultural divide; social grievance jihadists are “global” citizens not “American” citizens.

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    social grievance jihadists are “global” citizens not “American” citizens.
     
    So was Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the U.S., who said exactly that in Berlin in 2008.
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  42. @Buzz Mohawk
    What value does this programmed little squirrel have?

    Other than by virtue of its father's stored nuts, why is it going to be fed and rewarded?

    How can it be worth anything in a free market? (If such a market existed)

    Rodents like this are evidence that humans may just be elaborate forms of trainable animals, programmable robots. They vary from breed-to-breed, but they are essentially pointless. (Was Skinner right?) This one is well-functioning and has found a way to work a system. It probably will profit grandly.

    Some poor white lady from Appalachia might just end up cleaning its cage.

    This may indeed be our future.

    He is valuable for our elites. A shining ideal of the modern day cultural revolution red guard. He will make for a fine protestor to start tearing down various statues, plaques, and other memorabilia from America’s white-dominated past. He is almost a perfect progressive soldier. The only way he can be an even better progressive soldier is if he is transgendered, genderfluid, or “non-binary.”

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    Stanford's not that far from San Francisco. Give him a year or so. He'll be out and proud before he has to declare a major.
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  43. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    And personally I don’t really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either.

    When he said that he thinks black people are oppressed, who do you think he is accusing of oppressing them?

    Considering that black people (and Bangladeshis like himself) are enormously better off because of white people than they would be otherwise, I think the accusation that we oppress blacks is pretty anti-white.

    You knew this, though, didn’t you?

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  44. Actually, he could be our first gay, Muslim president. Oh, never mind.

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  45. @Thomas
    Comparing Ahmed the Elder and Ahmed the Younger leads to some fascinating questions.

    Obviously, Ahmed the Younger has picked up a few pointers on pattern recognition and cashing in on trends from his father.

    Ahmed the Elder (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shakil-ahmed-a3072b9/) made his career as part of a meritocratic elite in an area focused on quantitative skills.

    Is the son now going to take what we might call the "Barack Obama" path of doing well by doing "good," riding the gravy train of social justice warriordom and activist gestures through the pinnacles of higher education into a career in politics and power in the managerial state (e.g., politics, law, etc.)? And if so, what does that say, if the generational path from father to son runs from CompSci quant to commissar?

    Or has all of Ziad's activism simply been an elaborate and deeply cynical campaign towards college applications, and he's going to go make money or do something similarly rewarding in terms of money rather than power, like dad? (I'd love to know who his admissions counselors are.)

    There are some parents who have spent every waking minute of their child’s life grooming them to go to an ivy league like Harvard or Stanford. In a sea of perfect ACTs, perfect GPAs, multilingual, and a dozen other hobbies, rather than go through meritocratic means, he can just ratchet up the social justice as a way to stand head and shoulders above the other (Asian) applicants who have been playing the violin and speaking fluent French since the age of four.

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    You have to give the parents credit for being tuned into what works nowadays. So many Asian parents actually think that training their kid in classical music and chess and mathematics and other classical western intellectual pursuits will make them more rather than less attractive to admission offices. I pity the fools.
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  46. @Thomas
    Comparing Ahmed the Elder and Ahmed the Younger leads to some fascinating questions.

    Obviously, Ahmed the Younger has picked up a few pointers on pattern recognition and cashing in on trends from his father.

    Ahmed the Elder (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shakil-ahmed-a3072b9/) made his career as part of a meritocratic elite in an area focused on quantitative skills.

    Is the son now going to take what we might call the "Barack Obama" path of doing well by doing "good," riding the gravy train of social justice warriordom and activist gestures through the pinnacles of higher education into a career in politics and power in the managerial state (e.g., politics, law, etc.)? And if so, what does that say, if the generational path from father to son runs from CompSci quant to commissar?

    Or has all of Ziad's activism simply been an elaborate and deeply cynical campaign towards college applications, and he's going to go make money or do something similarly rewarding in terms of money rather than power, like dad? (I'd love to know who his admissions counselors are.)

    Or has all of Ziad’s activism simply been an elaborate and deeply cynical campaign towards college applications, and he’s going to go make money or do something similarly rewarding in terms of money rather than power, like dad? (I’d love to know who his admissions counselors are.)

    I’ve wondered about that. How many of these well-trained pukes are doing this solely because it is how Daddy and Mommy have told them to get into the right school, then, probably, the right firm, and from there on they can’t muster an ounce of interest in the subject ever again? It can’t be negligible.

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    Hopefully this is the case, and the current insanity will be looked back on like bell bottoms and polyester in 20 years' time.
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  47. @kihowi

    self-described “non-conformist”
     
    Are you kidding me.

    I think that means he’s a homosexual.

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  48. @Dave Pinsen
    An interesting cultural counterpoint to this is the kerfuffle over the new Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, considering that Pepsi's CEO is an Indian woman. I can't find the 30 second version online, but the long version is below. I honestly don't get the hate for it. Some #BlackLivesMatter agitators were offended, thinking it appropriated their movement, but there's nothing in the protest suggestive of BLM.

    https://youtu.be/dA5Yq1DLSmQ

    I don’t know if the CEO in a company as large as PepsiCo has a hand in Pepsi commercials, but if she did, her ethnicity would make sense, as South Asian culture frequently lacks any semblance of subtlety, at least from a Euro-Western perspective. The Pepsi commerical and Tiger Child are two peas in a pod. Both peppily exploit the mainstream youth culture du jour in a brazen and superficial manner for their own gains. The Pepsi commercial is vulgar by indelicately marrying soda to protest movements, but the criticism it has provoked ought to be thoughtfully redirected at Bangladeshi Tracy Flick (and Stanford and the media who cover this story with superlatives).

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    My sense is this was one of those commercials designed for all markets -- there's no spoken dialogue, and you can change the voice over and text based on the market. So subtlety isn't called for. Sort of like the old Mentos commercials. The crowd and cops are ethnically diverse enough, and Kendall Jenner, sans her blonde wig is ethnically ambiguous enough, to fit in wide swaths of the world.

    If anything, Jenner taking off the blonde wig and joining the swarthy multitudes could be seen as an affirmation of the Global South.
    , @Kaz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po0jY4WvCIc

    yeah it's totally because Indians lack subtlety that an executive would get involved in a marketing campaign for America...
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  49. eah says:

    exactly 100 times

    This is the digital age, so maybe a power of 2 would’ve been better.

    Teen Activist

    Back in the day, we would have described him differently — he doesn’t exactly look like a chick magnet, if you know what I mean — ‘not that there’s anything wrong with that’.

    This is the admissions office vibe I’m getting:

    https://twitter.com/YeyoZa/status/848929989160558594

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    ROTFL.

    Crazy cat ladies in heat.
    , @Pericles
    Take one for the clan, Ali.
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  50. I just love how all these muzzie SJW’s complain about Islamophobia but never return to their nations of origin. Or they’ll threaten to move to Canada, Sweden or another Western nation but again, never back to their native Muslim majority land.

    Most minority groups have been watching how the blacks game the system by playing the race and victim card, so Asians and Muslims are adapting these tactics to their own racial and religious circumstances and in some cases allying with the blacks as the smiling Ziad did with his support of BLM. They reason, probably correctly, that if blacks can do it, so can they.

    Assimilating and not making waves is for the birds. This is just bringing us ever closer to all out civil war.

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    They go home for vacations. For example, in 1981 Obama went to Pakistan and visited his rich Pakistani buddies in their home turf. One family had their own fort because they were the local warlord. They owned an African slave out working the fields.
    , @Thea
    I've been thinking Asians ( South & East) are on the chopping block once they've milked whites for all we have. It doesn't seem many of them realize because forming an alliance with us now would pay dividends later. Once things go south, few whites will feel conciliatory towards those who kicked us when we are down.
    , @Lagertha
    exactly. As an "old-school immigrant," it makes me feel that this gaming that you speak of, is very tacky and declasse'...trying not to laugh, but maybe you know what I mean. In the long run, whoever his boss is, one day, is not gonna care about his feelings about his culture, whatever it is. I think this is the biggest blow to immigrants, even 1st & second generation - no one cares how special you or your parents think you are, once you are out of college.
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  51. @Random Dude on the Internet
    There are some parents who have spent every waking minute of their child's life grooming them to go to an ivy league like Harvard or Stanford. In a sea of perfect ACTs, perfect GPAs, multilingual, and a dozen other hobbies, rather than go through meritocratic means, he can just ratchet up the social justice as a way to stand head and shoulders above the other (Asian) applicants who have been playing the violin and speaking fluent French since the age of four.

    You have to give the parents credit for being tuned into what works nowadays. So many Asian parents actually think that training their kid in classical music and chess and mathematics and other classical western intellectual pursuits will make them more rather than less attractive to admission offices. I pity the fools.

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    Well, I guess we've found out his real religion is Social Justice.
    , @Lagertha
    well, right now, when you graduate, only the honey badgers who were STEM majors are getting jobs...high paying jobs. And, a degree from Boiler Plate State U is just fine.

    I am gobsmacked with the offers my wonderful Millennials have gotten! - so many I knew, as toddlers and grade schoolers, playing in the woods and water in our community. And, most have no debt...bc, they went full/substantial merit scholarship to humble, large U. I mean, 200K (starting salary) at 22??? - not my kids, yet; so, not bragging - the double-major requires an extra year!

    , @Random Dude on the Internet
    Who would have guessed that the future of admission into the ivy leagues is green hair dye and various pieces of metal on their faces instead of learning five languages?
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  52. @KenH
    I just love how all these muzzie SJW's complain about Islamophobia but never return to their nations of origin. Or they'll threaten to move to Canada, Sweden or another Western nation but again, never back to their native Muslim majority land.

    Most minority groups have been watching how the blacks game the system by playing the race and victim card, so Asians and Muslims are adapting these tactics to their own racial and religious circumstances and in some cases allying with the blacks as the smiling Ziad did with his support of BLM. They reason, probably correctly, that if blacks can do it, so can they.

    Assimilating and not making waves is for the birds. This is just bringing us ever closer to all out civil war.

    They go home for vacations. For example, in 1981 Obama went to Pakistan and visited his rich Pakistani buddies in their home turf. One family had their own fort because they were the local warlord. They owned an African slave out working the fields.

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    Only one slave? Duffers. Washington had 317.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Are you sure, Steve? I didn't see the story on that on the national TV news? Must have been a ballgame on that night.
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  53. is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I’m claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    Most of the left’s racial agenda is (just coincidentally, of course) tailored to be as anti-White as possible, without being explicit about it. I think the spooks call this “plausible deniability.”

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  54. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn’t particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one’s head down and getting shit done…

    That’s true. It has produced some of the finest Starcraft II players the world has ever seen.

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  55. When I was in high school there was an urban legend of a guy who wrote only “fuck this” as his college essay for some ivy and got in.

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    you are correct. It was back in 1978.
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  56. @Jack D
    You have to give the parents credit for being tuned into what works nowadays. So many Asian parents actually think that training their kid in classical music and chess and mathematics and other classical western intellectual pursuits will make them more rather than less attractive to admission offices. I pity the fools.

    Well, I guess we’ve found out his real religion is Social Justice.

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  57. Ziad looks like a 90 pound weakling version of Lou Ferrigno after a summer job as a life guard. And I’m being really generous.

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  58. @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME.

    That is the inherent problem and the farce of what this young man is doing with his activism. I agree, there is nothing run with talking about experience or trying to come to positive terms with identity. However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor. His broadcast of his journey to understand himself and his community is nothing more than self-advertisement. There is little substance beyond that in any of what he writes.

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    "Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME."

    Universities are increasingly relying on out of state tuition to cover their costs at the expense of in-state students who have the grades and qualifications. Talk to your state representative.

    "However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor."

    Since when?

    "His broadcast of his journey to understand himself and his community is nothing more than self-advertisement. There is little substance beyond that in any of what he writes."

    That is for the public to decide. Besides, self-advertisement is part and parcel to the American experience. Promote what you do to gain admiration and respect. Reap the accompanying financial rewards in the process.
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  59. @Dave Pinsen
    An interesting cultural counterpoint to this is the kerfuffle over the new Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, considering that Pepsi's CEO is an Indian woman. I can't find the 30 second version online, but the long version is below. I honestly don't get the hate for it. Some #BlackLivesMatter agitators were offended, thinking it appropriated their movement, but there's nothing in the protest suggestive of BLM.

    https://youtu.be/dA5Yq1DLSmQ

    Obviously they’re offended because she offers the pig a Pepsi.

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  60. @Steve Sailer
    They go home for vacations. For example, in 1981 Obama went to Pakistan and visited his rich Pakistani buddies in their home turf. One family had their own fort because they were the local warlord. They owned an African slave out working the fields.

    Only one slave? Duffers. Washington had 317.

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    Washington gave his slaves Sundays off because he believed they had souls. Muslims believe slaves are animals.
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  61. @Sparkling Wiggle
    The academy has always rewarded people for telling them what they want to hear, but the utter shallowness on display here is something new.

    For aficionados of Chinese history, imagine someone sitting for the imperial service exam and writing CONFUCIUS GOOD CONFUCIUS GOOD CONFUCIUS GOOD. And then instantly being made a minister of the first rank and honored by the emperor as stunning and brave.

    There are shades of clock boy here. Maybe Obama phoned Stanford and told them to accept this useless twerp.

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    Clock Boy is his Archrival.
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  62. The kid is pretty savvy.

    He bitches about ‘Islamophobia’ but leaves out mention of Zionism and Jewish power.

    Just blame it on the deplorables.

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  63. @CCZ

    “I wanted to demonstrate that the essence of what motivates me as a learner, a member of a faith community, and a global citizen...."

     

    This is the fundamental political, ideological, and cultural divide; social grievance jihadists are "global" citizens not "American" citizens.

    social grievance jihadists are “global” citizens not “American” citizens.

    So was Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the U.S., who said exactly that in Berlin in 2008.

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  64. @AnotherGuessModel
    I don't know if the CEO in a company as large as PepsiCo has a hand in Pepsi commercials, but if she did, her ethnicity would make sense, as South Asian culture frequently lacks any semblance of subtlety, at least from a Euro-Western perspective. The Pepsi commerical and Tiger Child are two peas in a pod. Both peppily exploit the mainstream youth culture du jour in a brazen and superficial manner for their own gains. The Pepsi commercial is vulgar by indelicately marrying soda to protest movements, but the criticism it has provoked ought to be thoughtfully redirected at Bangladeshi Tracy Flick (and Stanford and the media who cover this story with superlatives).

    My sense is this was one of those commercials designed for all markets — there’s no spoken dialogue, and you can change the voice over and text based on the market. So subtlety isn’t called for. Sort of like the old Mentos commercials. The crowd and cops are ethnically diverse enough, and Kendall Jenner, sans her blonde wig is ethnically ambiguous enough, to fit in wide swaths of the world.

    If anything, Jenner taking off the blonde wig and joining the swarthy multitudes could be seen as an affirmation of the Global South.

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  66. @eah
    exactly 100 times

    This is the digital age, so maybe a power of 2 would've been better.

    Teen Activist

    Back in the day, we would have described him differently -- he doesn't exactly look like a chick magnet, if you know what I mean -- 'not that there's anything wrong with that'.

    This is the admissions office vibe I'm getting:

    https://twitter.com/YeyoZa/status/848929989160558594

    ROTFL.

    Crazy cat ladies in heat.

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  67. @Thea
    There are shades of clock boy here. Maybe Obama phoned Stanford and told them to accept this useless twerp.

    Clock Boy is his Archrival.

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    Clock Boy is a total amateur. He just got 15 min of fame, and then his pa got too greedy with lawsuits and all.

    This Ziad kid's got the whole shtick down pat. He's more of a Smartphone Boy.
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  68. Muslim immigrants must be the biggest ‘Islamophobes’ since they are so eager to get away from fellow Muslims in their Muslim nations and live in the West as minorities provided with all sorts benefits, freedoms, and opportunities(that are missing back home).

    Likewise, Chinese-Americans are the biggest Sinophobes. They wall wanna move to Anglo-made nations like US, Canada, and Australia, and get away from their own kind. Chinese who bitch about how white nations are not taking enough of them in should be asked, “How come you don’t wanna live with our own kind and prefer to move to white nations?”

    Some white Libs may feel flattered that these non-whites are so eager to move to white nations, but they also like to flatter themselves by posturing as Good Whites who welcome non-whites vs Bad Whites who say ‘enough is enough’.

    To flatter and keep the support of Good Whites, these immigrants join in the chorus of attacking the Bad Whites. They cuddle up to Good Whites who feel especially noble for protecting these immigrants from Bad whites.

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    Likewise, Chinese-Americans are the biggest Sinophobes. They wall wanna move to Anglo-made nations like US, Canada, and Australia, and get away from their own kind. Chinese who bitch about how white nations are not taking enough of them in should be asked, “How come you don’t wanna live with our own kind and prefer to move to white nations?”
     
    Well last time I checked, there were something like 10 million Chinese living in Western countries, with almost half of that being concentrated in the US alone, versus 1.38 billion Chinese living in China. So the percentage of Chinese living in the West versus the number of Chinese in the mainland is something like 0.7%, which hardly seems excessive.

    Now it's true that there are a non-trivial number of Chinese who come to the US to study, but I get the sense that as China has been developing economically a growing number of them have been returning home after getting their degrees here. I suspect that cultural affinity also obviously plays a role in addition to economic opportunity. See the article below.

    https://qz.com/650511/chinese-students-are-studying-abroad-in-record-numbers-then-coming-home-to-xx/

    I've argued before that as China further develops, we'll probably see Chinese immigration become more like that of Japan, with the caveat that on average the Chinese do seem to be somewhat less insular relative to the Japanese. Nevertheless, these days very few Japanese migrate outside of the country for education or other reasons. I pointed out before that sometimes it does seem like there's an overwhelming Chinese presence in this country due to the fact that Chinese Americans tend to be disproportionately successful relative to other ethnic groups, but that tends to obscure the fact that while there are something like 4.8 million Chinese Americans, there are 1.38 billion Chinese in the mainland, so a sense of proportion might be useful here.

    Are there specific examples either nationwide or from your personal experiences where 21st century Chinese complained about not being allowed to migrate to the US in larger numbers? To be honest, most of the complaining seems to me to have gone the other way, with Americans complaining about China and the Chinese rather than vice versa.

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  69. “Clock Boy is his Archrival.”

    Why is the USA depriving these countries of their “The Best and the Brightest”

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

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  70. @KenH
    I just love how all these muzzie SJW's complain about Islamophobia but never return to their nations of origin. Or they'll threaten to move to Canada, Sweden or another Western nation but again, never back to their native Muslim majority land.

    Most minority groups have been watching how the blacks game the system by playing the race and victim card, so Asians and Muslims are adapting these tactics to their own racial and religious circumstances and in some cases allying with the blacks as the smiling Ziad did with his support of BLM. They reason, probably correctly, that if blacks can do it, so can they.

    Assimilating and not making waves is for the birds. This is just bringing us ever closer to all out civil war.

    I’ve been thinking Asians ( South & East) are on the chopping block once they’ve milked whites for all we have. It doesn’t seem many of them realize because forming an alliance with us now would pay dividends later. Once things go south, few whites will feel conciliatory towards those who kicked us when we are down.

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  71. @Steve Sailer
    Clock Boy is his Archrival.

    Clock Boy is a total amateur. He just got 15 min of fame, and then his pa got too greedy with lawsuits and all.

    This Ziad kid’s got the whole shtick down pat. He’s more of a Smartphone Boy.

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    Ziad is the hard working hard gainer. He worked hard to get into Stanford.

    Clock Boy is the lazy genius. He just dashed off some junk with little effort and he'll get into Columbia.

    It's kinda like Hillary vs Obama.
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  72. Teen Accepted to Stanford After Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times

    Well, to be honest, he hit Ctrl-V a hundred times, but close enough for newspaper work…

    “It was important to me that the admissions officers literally hear my impatience for justice and the significance of this issue,”

    Well, figuratively “literally”, but close enough for Stanford…

    “Islamophobia has certainly been a priority of mine in my advocacy, but it is connected to the legacy of racism and oppression that the black community continues to face,”

    Does it need reiterating that the biggest enslavers of blacks today is … Muslims?

    to being constantly told I am ‘cute for a brown kid.’”

    First of all, no one says this. Second of all, he’s not. Third of all, has any healthy male ever worried about being cute?

    “self-described “non-conformist”

    Hardly.

    “It’s so hard to hate someone when you understand what they’re going through,” the teen explained.

    Y’mean like if you’re gay but can’t come out because your faith community will kill you? So you take out your frustration on the natives.

    This sounds like a muffled cry for help.

    “Don’t get me wrong, we are scoring.”

    Yeah, there was 9/11, San Bernadino, Major Hassan, the Boston Marathon, … Allahu Akbar!

    “multiple pairs of American-flag socks that I wear often as a statement “

    Does he think we are unfamiliar with the meaning of the statement when his faith community puts something under the sole of the foot?

    “My American-ness exists within my freedom to exist freely as myself, and I need not any more proof than that of my identity”

    In other words, he owes America nothing.

    “the ensuing expectation that all American-Muslims must complete a never-ending arbitrary checklist to achieve the coveted title of ‘Good Muslim.’”

    It’s not arbitrary, and he’s completed none of it.

    “I’m tired ― physically, emotionally, in every capacity.”

    Tired, tired … in-need-of-opioids tired?

    Didn’t think so.

    That would be the natives you are displacing, Ahmed.

    #FakeAmerican

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  73. This still gets it right, pull the trigger!

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  74. @AnotherGuessModel
    I don't know if the CEO in a company as large as PepsiCo has a hand in Pepsi commercials, but if she did, her ethnicity would make sense, as South Asian culture frequently lacks any semblance of subtlety, at least from a Euro-Western perspective. The Pepsi commerical and Tiger Child are two peas in a pod. Both peppily exploit the mainstream youth culture du jour in a brazen and superficial manner for their own gains. The Pepsi commercial is vulgar by indelicately marrying soda to protest movements, but the criticism it has provoked ought to be thoughtfully redirected at Bangladeshi Tracy Flick (and Stanford and the media who cover this story with superlatives).

    yeah it’s totally because Indians lack subtlety that an executive would get involved in a marketing campaign for America…

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  75. @Sparkling Wiggle

    … to being constantly told I am ‘cute for a brown kid.’
     
    Sounds like some of his issues stem from being rejected by white girls/boys/xirs.

    He’s probably around 5’8″ at most.. creepy looking AND a manlet.

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    He’s probably around 5’8″ at most.. creepy looking AND a manlet.
     
    He should have pretended to be Hispanic. That'd have been much easier than copying "BlackLivesMatter" 100 times.

    He can pass for one (see Razib Khan's post about South Asians being asked to speak Spanish in the U.S.). Mr. Khan also writes at length about how South Asian genetics, in a very roundabout way, mirror Latin American Mestizo genetics.
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  76. @peterike

    to being constantly told I am ‘cute for a brown kid.’
     
    That happened exactly no times.

    True. However, it is very common for young lower-class black males to walk up to dark skin black females and tell them that, “you are pretty for a dark-skinned girl”. Ziad Ahmed somehow picked up on the phrase and used it for his own benefit — which is both remarkable and scary.

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  77. @anon
    In a way, it's good that this kid grew up rich. If he was just a regular guy, he'd have to spend his life staging incidents to make himself look oppressed. Like those Muslim women who go on planes, make a scene, get kicked off, and then go to the newspapers to complain about being discriminated against.

    Actually, I take that back. Those are more entertaining. This is just depressing and annoying.

    It is important to remind people from time to time that not all Muslims are terrorists. A lot of them are just garden-variety pieces of crap who just want to annoy us to death.

    If he was just a regular guy, he’d have to spend his life staging incidents to make himself look oppressed.

    You mean like clock boy?

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  78. @Anon
    Muslim immigrants must be the biggest 'Islamophobes' since they are so eager to get away from fellow Muslims in their Muslim nations and live in the West as minorities provided with all sorts benefits, freedoms, and opportunities(that are missing back home).

    Likewise, Chinese-Americans are the biggest Sinophobes. They wall wanna move to Anglo-made nations like US, Canada, and Australia, and get away from their own kind. Chinese who bitch about how white nations are not taking enough of them in should be asked, "How come you don't wanna live with our own kind and prefer to move to white nations?"

    Some white Libs may feel flattered that these non-whites are so eager to move to white nations, but they also like to flatter themselves by posturing as Good Whites who welcome non-whites vs Bad Whites who say 'enough is enough'.

    To flatter and keep the support of Good Whites, these immigrants join in the chorus of attacking the Bad Whites. They cuddle up to Good Whites who feel especially noble for protecting these immigrants from Bad whites.

    Likewise, Chinese-Americans are the biggest Sinophobes. They wall wanna move to Anglo-made nations like US, Canada, and Australia, and get away from their own kind. Chinese who bitch about how white nations are not taking enough of them in should be asked, “How come you don’t wanna live with our own kind and prefer to move to white nations?”

    Well last time I checked, there were something like 10 million Chinese living in Western countries, with almost half of that being concentrated in the US alone, versus 1.38 billion Chinese living in China. So the percentage of Chinese living in the West versus the number of Chinese in the mainland is something like 0.7%, which hardly seems excessive.

    Now it’s true that there are a non-trivial number of Chinese who come to the US to study, but I get the sense that as China has been developing economically a growing number of them have been returning home after getting their degrees here. I suspect that cultural affinity also obviously plays a role in addition to economic opportunity. See the article below.

    https://qz.com/650511/chinese-students-are-studying-abroad-in-record-numbers-then-coming-home-to-xx/

    I’ve argued before that as China further develops, we’ll probably see Chinese immigration become more like that of Japan, with the caveat that on average the Chinese do seem to be somewhat less insular relative to the Japanese. Nevertheless, these days very few Japanese migrate outside of the country for education or other reasons. I pointed out before that sometimes it does seem like there’s an overwhelming Chinese presence in this country due to the fact that Chinese Americans tend to be disproportionately successful relative to other ethnic groups, but that tends to obscure the fact that while there are something like 4.8 million Chinese Americans, there are 1.38 billion Chinese in the mainland, so a sense of proportion might be useful here.

    Are there specific examples either nationwide or from your personal experiences where 21st century Chinese complained about not being allowed to migrate to the US in larger numbers? To be honest, most of the complaining seems to me to have gone the other way, with Americans complaining about China and the Chinese rather than vice versa.

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    I’ve argued before that as China further develops, we’ll probably see Chinese immigration become more like that of Japan, with the caveat that on average the Chinese do seem to be somewhat less insular relative to the Japanese. Nevertheless, these days very few Japanese migrate outside of the country for education or other reasons.
     
    Indeed, Korean immigration is substantially smaller today than it was 30 years ago, precisely because South Korea is now highly developed, with a very high quality of life. So as China becomes more developed, it would be reasonable to expect Chinese immigration into the U.S. to decline substantially.

    However, I note that not all East Asians (or Asians in general) are the same - they certainly do not display the same rates of assimilation. See this long-running study: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/pdf/cr_76.pdf

    Specifically, look at Figure 9 on p. 10. It shows that Chinese and Indians assimilate at low rates, closer to Hispanics (the exception among Hispanics are Cubans). Meanwhile Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Koreans assimilate at high rates, closer to Canadians.

    The composite assimilation indices for 2011 found in the appendix show, by national origin:

    Chinese: 23
    Koreans: 43
    Filipinos: 51
    Vietnamese: 44
    Indians: 19
    (Bangladeshis are 24)

    Canadians: 53
    Mexicans: 15
    Salvadorans: 17
    Guatemalans: 14
    Cubans: 40
    , @Anon 2
    The Chinese can be expected to continue immigrating
    in huge numbers - legal and illegal (e.g., birth tourism)
    - for decades to come. The Chinese GDP (PPP) per capita
    is only about $14,000, that of Japan - about $39,000, and
    that of the U.S. - about $57,000. It'll be decades before
    China catches up to Japan, let alone to the U.S.

    And here's the problem: in their desperation to catch up
    to Japan or the West, the Chinese are despoiling their own
    country. Chinese pollution (e.g., atmospheric particulate
    matter) is so severe it can be detected on the California coast,
    and, of course, Japan gets the brunt of it as it's carried by
    the westerly winds. The same applies to soil and water pollution
    in China, considering the furious pace at which China is
    building coal-fired power plants, for example. Hence it is now seriously
    contemplated that the only way China will catch up to
    the West is by first destroying its own environment, and
    then destroying the planet. The Chinese need to reconsider
    their status-seeking mentality and worship of material success.
    When pursued by 1.4 billion people this has the potential of
    endangering the lives of everyone on this planet.

    That's why, unless legal immigration is severely curtailed,
    the Chinese middle and upper classes (i.e., those who can leave)
    will continue coming to the United States en masse, if only to
    get away from the increasingly unlivable environment they
    themselves had created (same applies to South Asia). The air
    you can't breathe is a powerful motivator
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  79. No, Ziad, first and foremost you’re a dork.

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  80. @Danindc
    Yeah yeah yeah Achmed. Just don't blow up a train and we'll all be just fine.

    I do love how much this kid bothers Steve. I agree completely of course but it is amusing.

    Clockboy's face will always hold a special place for me

    If this guy has any accomplishment, it’s having a world class punchable face.

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  81. I, for One, Welcome Our New Shamelessly Black-exploiting, White-hating Tiger Child Overlords

    Well that’s cool Steve, Derb will have someone to play quarters with at the next Amren conference.

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    Can you explain this Truth? Derb has half Asian kids. Does he also hate white people? Does he exploit blacks?

    Is it a joke? A jokes premise should have some semblance of "truth" in order to be funny.

    Are his kids going to the Amren conference? Is that your point? Who will be playing quarters with Steve?

    Confusing.
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  82. “I do not need to qualify, evaluate, or prove myself to anyone ― ever.” And conveniently enough Stanford (!) rolled right over. Leland must be looking down now and wishing he had spent his money on something useful…like golf course design maybe…

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    Ha. No doubt. You think Cornelius Vanderbilt was happy with his football team taping all those coeds?

    I could have built a golf course that would make Augusta look like a muni!!!
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  83. @Dave Pinsen
    An interesting cultural counterpoint to this is the kerfuffle over the new Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, considering that Pepsi's CEO is an Indian woman. I can't find the 30 second version online, but the long version is below. I honestly don't get the hate for it. Some #BlackLivesMatter agitators were offended, thinking it appropriated their movement, but there's nothing in the protest suggestive of BLM.

    https://youtu.be/dA5Yq1DLSmQ

    You have to understand that the BLM-types are so solipsistic that they really believe everything else is derivative of them.

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    That thought had occurred to me (not withstanding the "love" signs and peaceful vibe in the commercial). https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/849401382641819648
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  84. @Random Dude on the Internet
    He is valuable for our elites. A shining ideal of the modern day cultural revolution red guard. He will make for a fine protestor to start tearing down various statues, plaques, and other memorabilia from America's white-dominated past. He is almost a perfect progressive soldier. The only way he can be an even better progressive soldier is if he is transgendered, genderfluid, or "non-binary."

    Stanford’s not that far from San Francisco. Give him a year or so. He’ll be out and proud before he has to declare a major.

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  85. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    my ability to score is on the ballot.

    OK, I didn’t parse his oeuvre as thoroughly, but this last line does confirm he is the male Tracy Flick, now desperately trying to pass himself off as the prom king, which he’s just not — I wouldn’t rule out the full Caitlyn strategem for Ziad yet, even if it’s just part of his endless performance art teen-life-in-format-of-college-application — and I sense hamartia, or a fatal charisma deficit of some kind that will probably catch up to him before long. This undid Clockhmed way back when. So now I am not worried about this living parody of p.c. overachiever whelp because I know it’s not really that much fun. He will not be the prom king or varsity QB.

    Incidentally, growing up in L.A. the suburbanized Asian Muslim guys were relatively mellow, not to say laid back, in comparison to the sneering preppie Hindu snob males and spoiled princesses (I don’t remember the Asian Muslim females, which might be among key cultural lacunae). They (Muz) also displayed a sense of humor about the terrorism stereotype. It would be sad to think that’s all gone away, not because America changed on 9/11, rather, because social justice mercenary work is the only good job left…

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  86. the teen wrote “#BlackLivesMatter” exactly 100 times

    That’s nothing! Back in the day, quoting Chaka Khan on my application got me into Grambling State and Florida A&M.

    Chaka, Chaka, Chaka, Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan, let me rock you
    Let me rock you, Chaka Khan

    (repeat 10x)

    Exotic troll Ziad writes:

    It’s the multiple pairs of American-flag socks that I wear often as a statement that say ― I am American, as if it is somehow defiant.

    From the first Google hit for muslims disrespectful feet:

    Big blunders can arise if Westerners are unaware of the significance of the head and the feet in a Muslim culture.  […] Pointing the soles of the feet towards someone is impolite because the soles of the feet (shoe) are considered dirty, closest to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God.

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  87. @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white?

    We need some Roman priests from the Roman Republic era to read his entrails to answer that question.

    I’ll bet if we had time travel working we could get enough go-fund-me financing to do it before the clock strikes 12:00 PDT tonight.

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  88. @FKA Max

    They should sign this kid up to deliver the keynote address at the next Davos Conference.
     
    ``Tiger Child'' is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.

    I think you are right; ``Davos Man Child'' would be a more accurate term/description for him.


    Huntington is credited with inventing the phrase Davos Man, referring to global elites who "have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite's global operations". The phrase refers to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where leaders of the global economy meet.[18]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington#Other

    Louis Johannot, in an interview with Life Magazine in 1965, made a comment that received considerable attention: "The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children."[20]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institut_Le_Rosey#History

    “Tiger Child” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.

    Well, the daughter of the original “Tiger mother” Amy Chua, in other words, the original Tiger Child:

    1. is Half-white (or half-Jewish);
    2. is on record as stating that she identifies as Jewish and is “only Chinese on food and stuff”; and
    3. is serving the country as a military officer (yes, a JAG officer, but it’s still service to the nation-at-large and not too bad for a girlie).

    As I mentioned before a few times, the modal surname at West Point graduation is frequently “Kim,” which is Korean. So I think it’s unfair to the Tiger Cubs – who are the more laconic and harshly-raised East Asians – to be compared to South Asian princelings-hedge fund managers-SJWs. Different traditions, cultures, temperaments, and indeed genetics. And different politics too, for that matter.

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    ``The best Bibimbaps are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Koreans!'' - https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/728297587418247168?lang=en

    All kidding aside, though... very well put, and I absolutely agree.

    Amy Chua was raised Catholic, I believe, which might explain her daughter's ``only Chinese on food and stuff'' comment. Probably not much traditional Chinese cultural influence in that particular family aside from ``food and stuff'' (cracks me up).


    Chua was raised as a Roman Catholic and lived in West Lafayette, Indiana.[6]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Chua#Early_life

    South Korea is very unique in Asia, though, as are Hong Kong and Singapore:


    Interestingly, Protestants are South Korea’s largest religious group:

    Christianity is South Korea’s largest organised religion, accounting for more than half of all South Korean adherents of religious organisations. There are approximately 13.5 million Christians in South Korea today; about two thirds of them belonging to Protestant churches, and the rest to the Roman Catholic Church. [...] Christianity, unlike in other East Asian country, found fertile ground in Korea in the 18th century, and by the end of the 18th century it persuaded a large part of the population as the declining monarchy supported it and opened the country to widespread proselytism as part of a project of Westernization.

    Quite a few Protestants in Singapore as well:

    Christians in Singapore constitute approximately 18% of the Country’s population.[1] In 2010, about 38.5% of the country’s Christians identified as Catholic and 61.5% as ‘Other Christians’ (chiefly Protestants).[2]
     

    - http://www.unz.com/isteve/everything-about-sat-math-racial-gaps-has-changed-since-1972/#comment-1763010

    Do you seriously believe that 150 years of British/Protestant rule and cultural influence had no effect and impact on the work ethic, habits, and productivity of the people of Hong Kong?

    Christianity has been one of the most influenced religion in Hong Kong, due to the period of Hong Kong under British Crown rule from 1841 to 1997, as Christianity is the main religion of the United Kingdom. Christianity, especially the Anglican church, had been given special privilege by the British colonial government.
     

    - http://www.unz.com/article/two-cheers-for-trump-advisor-mike-anton-he-has-the-right-enemies/#comment-1774065
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  89. Sheesh. As an immigrant who didn’t speak English when enrolling into elementary school in the lower grades….I am just disgusted by this nonsense I just read – I can’t believe elite U’s accept these types of disturbed/neurotic students/non-gifted in boring science, kids. Based on this guy’s writing, I think I know something about him that he or his audience doesn’t realize…sad.

    I just want to scream whenever I hear the whole: “whaaaa….I am an immigrant with other cultural practices, and, like, holidays and stuff; and the Americans don’t get me and stuff.” I am flummoxed why rational people in power allow this to happen? So often, in the early 70′s, my friends and adults in my sphere, made remarks about letting go of the Finnish/Scando ideas/mannerisms I had…cause “you are an American now.”

    In PS 100+ in NYC, they would just send my brother down to the office to figure out why I was upset! He told me, “quit crying and pull yourself together, you’re being an idiot.” Cold bucket of water thrown by 10 year-old-boy at younger sister.

    And, as you all know too well by now :) I struggle with how I feel about what is going on all the time…but, at least, I admit, it is my own mind that is doing that. I blame no one else…institution.
    The World is Too Much With Us.

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  90. @Jack D
    Only one slave? Duffers. Washington had 317.

    Washington gave his slaves Sundays off because he believed they had souls. Muslims believe slaves are animals.

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  91. How ever did America manage before Bangladeshi Muslims showed up to offer advice? Bangladesh is an epic dungheap, Ahmed and his family could do far more good for more people by digging a few latrines in that miserable patch of earth rather than spouting leftist slogans in the West. Ann Coulter has the right answer to these types, to the effect that they need to spend a few generations contributing to their host country before offering advice from a place they left behind.

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  92. @27 year old
    When I was in high school there was an urban legend of a guy who wrote only "fuck this" as his college essay for some ivy and got in.

    you are correct. It was back in 1978.

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  93. Steve,

    I just want to say a few things.

    First of all, thanks for shedding a light on this parody-defying social justice construct.

    Second of all, you seem to be at the Chesterton-esque stage of spitting on your hands, hoisting the black flag, and, well, you know the rest. I’ve been reading you pretty consistently for the last 3 or 4 years, and this is the closest I’ve seen to you letting your bile get the best of you. This isn’t a criticism in any way, I just thought I’d point it out.

    Anyway, carry on the good work, and feel free not to publish this comment.

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  94. @Yan Shen

    Likewise, Chinese-Americans are the biggest Sinophobes. They wall wanna move to Anglo-made nations like US, Canada, and Australia, and get away from their own kind. Chinese who bitch about how white nations are not taking enough of them in should be asked, “How come you don’t wanna live with our own kind and prefer to move to white nations?”
     
    Well last time I checked, there were something like 10 million Chinese living in Western countries, with almost half of that being concentrated in the US alone, versus 1.38 billion Chinese living in China. So the percentage of Chinese living in the West versus the number of Chinese in the mainland is something like 0.7%, which hardly seems excessive.

    Now it's true that there are a non-trivial number of Chinese who come to the US to study, but I get the sense that as China has been developing economically a growing number of them have been returning home after getting their degrees here. I suspect that cultural affinity also obviously plays a role in addition to economic opportunity. See the article below.

    https://qz.com/650511/chinese-students-are-studying-abroad-in-record-numbers-then-coming-home-to-xx/

    I've argued before that as China further develops, we'll probably see Chinese immigration become more like that of Japan, with the caveat that on average the Chinese do seem to be somewhat less insular relative to the Japanese. Nevertheless, these days very few Japanese migrate outside of the country for education or other reasons. I pointed out before that sometimes it does seem like there's an overwhelming Chinese presence in this country due to the fact that Chinese Americans tend to be disproportionately successful relative to other ethnic groups, but that tends to obscure the fact that while there are something like 4.8 million Chinese Americans, there are 1.38 billion Chinese in the mainland, so a sense of proportion might be useful here.

    Are there specific examples either nationwide or from your personal experiences where 21st century Chinese complained about not being allowed to migrate to the US in larger numbers? To be honest, most of the complaining seems to me to have gone the other way, with Americans complaining about China and the Chinese rather than vice versa.

    I’ve argued before that as China further develops, we’ll probably see Chinese immigration become more like that of Japan, with the caveat that on average the Chinese do seem to be somewhat less insular relative to the Japanese. Nevertheless, these days very few Japanese migrate outside of the country for education or other reasons.

    Indeed, Korean immigration is substantially smaller today than it was 30 years ago, precisely because South Korea is now highly developed, with a very high quality of life. So as China becomes more developed, it would be reasonable to expect Chinese immigration into the U.S. to decline substantially.

    However, I note that not all East Asians (or Asians in general) are the same – they certainly do not display the same rates of assimilation. See this long-running study: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/pdf/cr_76.pdf

    Specifically, look at Figure 9 on p. 10. It shows that Chinese and Indians assimilate at low rates, closer to Hispanics (the exception among Hispanics are Cubans). Meanwhile Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Koreans assimilate at high rates, closer to Canadians.

    The composite assimilation indices for 2011 found in the appendix show, by national origin:

    Chinese: 23
    Koreans: 43
    Filipinos: 51
    Vietnamese: 44
    Indians: 19
    (Bangladeshis are 24)

    Canadians: 53
    Mexicans: 15
    Salvadorans: 17
    Guatemalans: 14
    Cubans: 40

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    So as China becomes more developed, it would be reasonable to expect Chinese immigration into the U.S. to decline substantially.
     
    Chinese immigration into the U.S. has declined substantially. Their place has been taken by the lower IQ and less readily assimilating Indians. It is most visible on the level of STEM graduate students.
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  95. @Jack D
    You have to give the parents credit for being tuned into what works nowadays. So many Asian parents actually think that training their kid in classical music and chess and mathematics and other classical western intellectual pursuits will make them more rather than less attractive to admission offices. I pity the fools.

    well, right now, when you graduate, only the honey badgers who were STEM majors are getting jobs…high paying jobs. And, a degree from Boiler Plate State U is just fine.

    I am gobsmacked with the offers my wonderful Millennials have gotten! – so many I knew, as toddlers and grade schoolers, playing in the woods and water in our community. And, most have no debt…bc, they went full/substantial merit scholarship to humble, large U. I mean, 200K (starting salary) at 22??? – not my kids, yet; so, not bragging – the double-major requires an extra year!

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  96. Amy Chua’s comic bestseller

    Glad someone realized there was a lot of self-deprecating humor in her book. Many so-called reviewers seemed not to have read the book, described it as a sort of a how-to-raise-kids manual or a superiority manifesto, and not realized it was full of funny bits such as “I had come to accept that my dogs were not going to amount to anything.”

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    I haven’t read it myself, but I’m guessing for her the book was personally gratifiying for both status-signaling and humble-bragging:

    In retrospect, I made soooo many mistakes as a mother. If they don’t both matriculate at H/Y/P the blame is on me! Not that these things really matter. Hahahahaha!
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  97. @KenH
    I just love how all these muzzie SJW's complain about Islamophobia but never return to their nations of origin. Or they'll threaten to move to Canada, Sweden or another Western nation but again, never back to their native Muslim majority land.

    Most minority groups have been watching how the blacks game the system by playing the race and victim card, so Asians and Muslims are adapting these tactics to their own racial and religious circumstances and in some cases allying with the blacks as the smiling Ziad did with his support of BLM. They reason, probably correctly, that if blacks can do it, so can they.

    Assimilating and not making waves is for the birds. This is just bringing us ever closer to all out civil war.

    exactly. As an “old-school immigrant,” it makes me feel that this gaming that you speak of, is very tacky and declasse’…trying not to laugh, but maybe you know what I mean. In the long run, whoever his boss is, one day, is not gonna care about his feelings about his culture, whatever it is. I think this is the biggest blow to immigrants, even 1st & second generation – no one cares how special you or your parents think you are, once you are out of college.

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  98. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    I’ve argued before that as China further develops, we’ll probably see Chinese immigration become more like that of Japan, with the caveat that on average the Chinese do seem to be somewhat less insular relative to the Japanese. Nevertheless, these days very few Japanese migrate outside of the country for education or other reasons.
     
    Indeed, Korean immigration is substantially smaller today than it was 30 years ago, precisely because South Korea is now highly developed, with a very high quality of life. So as China becomes more developed, it would be reasonable to expect Chinese immigration into the U.S. to decline substantially.

    However, I note that not all East Asians (or Asians in general) are the same - they certainly do not display the same rates of assimilation. See this long-running study: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/pdf/cr_76.pdf

    Specifically, look at Figure 9 on p. 10. It shows that Chinese and Indians assimilate at low rates, closer to Hispanics (the exception among Hispanics are Cubans). Meanwhile Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Koreans assimilate at high rates, closer to Canadians.

    The composite assimilation indices for 2011 found in the appendix show, by national origin:

    Chinese: 23
    Koreans: 43
    Filipinos: 51
    Vietnamese: 44
    Indians: 19
    (Bangladeshis are 24)

    Canadians: 53
    Mexicans: 15
    Salvadorans: 17
    Guatemalans: 14
    Cubans: 40

    So as China becomes more developed, it would be reasonable to expect Chinese immigration into the U.S. to decline substantially.

    Chinese immigration into the U.S. has declined substantially. Their place has been taken by the lower IQ and less readily assimilating Indians. It is most visible on the level of STEM graduate students.

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    Actually, about 60,000 Chinese still immigrate
    to the United States legally each year and thousands
    more illegally. Hundreds of thousands of the Chinese
    are in the U.S. illegally. Even Trump will have difficulty
    deporting them since China won't take them back. The
    number of Asians in the U.S. is growing exponentially,
    as one can even see on this forum. Pretty soon every other
    commenter on Unz will be Asian
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  99. “Is #BlackLivesMatter just a jobs for the gays racket?”

    -Steve Sailer

    “Yes.”

    -Zaid Ahmed

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  100. Instead of “Hello Doctor Continue Yesterday Tomorrow,” some hotshot Indian code jockey should program HAL to say “Black Lives Matter” over and over again in a chipmunk voice:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXgboDb9ucE#t=2m17s

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  101. @PennTothal

    "I’m not somebody who is remotely athletic..."
     
    You don't say?

    well, good. Sport is one of the biggest engines of wealth in the USA…well, Europe/Aussie/Brazil & some other functional countries, too. So, if large swathes of SJW’s stay out of the business and reality of Sport…good. If you can’t bring it, you don’t have it.

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  102. @Lugash
    He's probably around 5'8" at most.. creepy looking AND a manlet.

    He’s probably around 5’8″ at most.. creepy looking AND a manlet.

    He should have pretended to be Hispanic. That’d have been much easier than copying “BlackLivesMatter” 100 times.

    He can pass for one (see Razib Khan’s post about South Asians being asked to speak Spanish in the U.S.). Mr. Khan also writes at length about how South Asian genetics, in a very roundabout way, mirror Latin American Mestizo genetics.

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  103. He was born into the economic elite, has immersed himself in the mindset and manners of the ruling class, and is well on his way to joining the political and/or media elite (is there a difference?).

    By the standards of the America that shaped him, the kid’s a champion.

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  104. Wait. Are actual blacks – the ones whose lives matter – going to accept this? Whites are racists so they can’t complain. But what about blacks? O.K. this kid is a Muslim and an immigrant (or child of immigrants or whatever) and maybe he’s gay. But he sure as hell isn’t black. He didn’t get into Stanford with just any old kind of SJW phrase. It’s not like he wrote “Never Trump” or something about the Statue of Liberty and the Zeroth Amendment. He’s used “Black Lives Matter.” I’m sure that a white couldn’t get into Stanford with that. Because exploiting BLM is supposed to be for blacks (who put the “B” in BLM). Steve just had a post about regular blacks being outdone by mixed race people and African immigrants. But at least those people are to some extent black. This kid is an interloper.

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  105. @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    He’s just another garden-variety grievance collector as far as ethnic or geographic identity. It is so boring.

    Long ago, I felt very intimidated when I was ridiculed over the lunches I ate (my mother packed) in school, and, I come from the whitest white country in the world! For many years people would tell me I was not American enough….I had cultural baggage, which is normal if you are an immigrant.

    I don’t buy any of this young man’s bs…he is just a shyster. He’s a phony, a la’ Holden Caulfield. I’m sure he has never read (or understood) Catcher in the Rye.

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  106. @Stan Adams
    What a crock of shit.

    I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn't have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence.

    This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter - a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic.

    But, yeah, he's good at exploiting the racket.

    More than good at the Identity politics racket. He is a Zen Master. A veritable Renaissance Man of Mau mau’ ing. He will be studied by conniving minority parents as the best exemplar of how leverage White Lib Guilt to the Max.

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    I'm not impressed. His facility in spewing bullshit is not praiseworthy. He's just an articulate hustler, nothing more.

    There is not a single semblance of an original thought, or a genuine insight, in anything that this kid has said or written. It's pure boilerplate multiculti-uber-alles claptrap. He can absorb, synthesize, and restate the crap with some skill, but that's about it. Praising him is like praising Obama for his ability to read a TelePrompTer without tripping over his words.

    Don't feed this kid's ego. To hell with him, and to hell with all the other shameless self-promoters - buzzards circling the carcass of the late, great American republic. They are not worthy of our admiration or our respect. They're barely worthy even of our attention.
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  107. @anon
    In a way, it's good that this kid grew up rich. If he was just a regular guy, he'd have to spend his life staging incidents to make himself look oppressed. Like those Muslim women who go on planes, make a scene, get kicked off, and then go to the newspapers to complain about being discriminated against.

    Actually, I take that back. Those are more entertaining. This is just depressing and annoying.

    It is important to remind people from time to time that not all Muslims are terrorists. A lot of them are just garden-variety pieces of crap who just want to annoy us to death.

    Elite U’s troll for rich immigrant families…they are building a new cohort (alumni giving) as WASPS are a dying group…and Jewish families are not all in finance.

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  108. I didn’t have time to read the post; I just saw the pictures. So, what’s this thread about? It’s about Ponch on “ChiPs”, right?

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  109. @Bleuteaux

    Or has all of Ziad’s activism simply been an elaborate and deeply cynical campaign towards college applications, and he’s going to go make money or do something similarly rewarding in terms of money rather than power, like dad? (I’d love to know who his admissions counselors are.)
     
    I've wondered about that. How many of these well-trained pukes are doing this solely because it is how Daddy and Mommy have told them to get into the right school, then, probably, the right firm, and from there on they can't muster an ounce of interest in the subject ever again? It can't be negligible.

    Hopefully this is the case, and the current insanity will be looked back on like bell bottoms and polyester in 20 years’ time.

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  110. @Twinkie

    “Tiger Child” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for Ziad Ahmed, in my opinion.
     
    Well, the daughter of the original "Tiger mother" Amy Chua, in other words, the original Tiger Child:

    1. is Half-white (or half-Jewish);
    2. is on record as stating that she identifies as Jewish and is "only Chinese on food and stuff"; and
    3. is serving the country as a military officer (yes, a JAG officer, but it's still service to the nation-at-large and not too bad for a girlie).

    As I mentioned before a few times, the modal surname at West Point graduation is frequently "Kim," which is Korean. So I think it's unfair to the Tiger Cubs - who are the more laconic and harshly-raised East Asians - to be compared to South Asian princelings-hedge fund managers-SJWs. Different traditions, cultures, temperaments, and indeed genetics. And different politics too, for that matter.

    The best Bibimbaps are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Koreans!” – https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/728297587418247168?lang=en

    All kidding aside, though… very well put, and I absolutely agree.

    Amy Chua was raised Catholic, I believe, which might explain her daughter’s “only Chinese on food and stuff” comment. Probably not much traditional Chinese cultural influence in that particular family aside from “food and stuff” (cracks me up).

    Chua was raised as a Roman Catholic and lived in West Lafayette, Indiana.[6]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Chua#Early_life

    South Korea is very unique in Asia, though, as are Hong Kong and Singapore:

    Interestingly, Protestants are South Korea’s largest religious group:

    Christianity is South Korea’s largest organised religion, accounting for more than half of all South Korean adherents of religious organisations. There are approximately 13.5 million Christians in South Korea today; about two thirds of them belonging to Protestant churches, and the rest to the Roman Catholic Church. [...] Christianity, unlike in other East Asian country, found fertile ground in Korea in the 18th century, and by the end of the 18th century it persuaded a large part of the population as the declining monarchy supported it and opened the country to widespread proselytism as part of a project of Westernization.

    Quite a few Protestants in Singapore as well:

    Christians in Singapore constitute approximately 18% of the Country’s population.[1] In 2010, about 38.5% of the country’s Christians identified as Catholic and 61.5% as ‘Other Christians’ (chiefly Protestants).[2]

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/everything-about-sat-math-racial-gaps-has-changed-since-1972/#comment-1763010

    Do you seriously believe that 150 years of British/Protestant rule and cultural influence had no effect and impact on the work ethic, habits, and productivity of the people of Hong Kong?

    Christianity has been one of the most influenced religion in Hong Kong, due to the period of Hong Kong under British Crown rule from 1841 to 1997, as Christianity is the main religion of the United Kingdom. Christianity, especially the Anglican church, had been given special privilege by the British colonial government.

    http://www.unz.com/article/two-cheers-for-trump-advisor-mike-anton-he-has-the-right-enemies/#comment-1774065

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    “The best Bibimbaps are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Koreans!”
     
    Shouldn't that be Bulgogi or Galbi, seeing as it is a grill?

    South Korea is very unique in Asia, though, as are Hong Kong and Singapore
     
    South Korea is very unique in that Protestantism reigns supreme there. Not only is it the plurality religion, the economic and political elites in that country are heavily evangelical Protestant (usually Presbyterian denomination). That goes a long way to explain the high rates of Korean assimilation and intermarriage with whites in the U.S. as well as their relatively conservative socio-political orientation.

    Indeed, if you looked at the Manhattan Institute assimilation indices I am fond of citing, you see the three Asian origin countries with high assimilation indices - South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines - all have two things in common: Christianity and long-term American military presence.

    China and India lack both, and immigrants from the two indeed display lower rates of assimilation, closer to those from Latin America (except Cuba).
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  111. Religious war. Pick your side.

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  112. He could reflect on how he would be treated in Bangladesh or other Muslim-majority paradises with those mannerisms, but that would induce too much cognitive dissonance, and throw him off his game of scamming the left wing establishment.

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  113. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    What about ‘Bangladeshi Lives Matter’?

    As we all know, Ahmed’s homeland has some of the worst mortality/malnutrition rates on this planet. Curiously, he seems rather unconcerned about the sufferings of his fellow countrymen, but chooses instead to hitch his wagon on a totally irrelevant ‘other peoples’ quarrel.

    What’s the matter?, aren’t native Bangladeshis trendy enough?

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  114. I guess there’s an elegant simplicity to the guy’s PC creativity, which is no doubt very appealing to corporate liberals (these guys love that kind of creativity) but he’s got a worthy adversary in Malibu sign guy.

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  115. @Anonymous

    So as China becomes more developed, it would be reasonable to expect Chinese immigration into the U.S. to decline substantially.
     
    Chinese immigration into the U.S. has declined substantially. Their place has been taken by the lower IQ and less readily assimilating Indians. It is most visible on the level of STEM graduate students.

    Actually, about 60,000 Chinese still immigrate
    to the United States legally each year and thousands
    more illegally. Hundreds of thousands of the Chinese
    are in the U.S. illegally. Even Trump will have difficulty
    deporting them since China won’t take them back. The
    number of Asians in the U.S. is growing exponentially,
    as one can even see on this forum. Pretty soon every other
    commenter on Unz will be Asian

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    Pretty soon every other commenter on Unz will be Asian."

    Could be. I've seen 5 or so already. Is "Anon 2" an Oriental name? I'm not familiar.

    , @Twinkie

    The number of Asians in the U.S. is growing exponentially
     
    Although the largest ethnic bloc among Asian immigrants is still Chinese, the fastest growing by far, have been South Asians/Indians.

    All East Asian (incl. Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese) immigration has declined substantially. Non-Chinese East Asians dramatically so (Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan all basically have First World living standards).

    as one can even see on this forum. Pretty soon every other commenter on Unz will be Asian
     
    Judging from intermarriage, East Asians in the U.S. are much more supportive of assimilation and white majoritarianism than are South Asians.
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  116. @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another.

    There’s no mistake. You’re missing the key sticking point: Proximity. As in “Diversity plus proximity equals war.” I don’t care about a Bangladouche (h/t bored identity!) or a Chinaman being ‘socially active’ in their own homelands. But I don’t want to see their faces and hear their complaints about us over here.

    More ‘diversity’ in white countries means greater numbers of non-white activists pushing for zero-sum “hate speech” and “hate crime” laws which mostly work one-way against whites. Elite education, obviously, is a huge zero-sum game. Governments on limited budgets awarding contracts, etc. etc.

    culturally East Asian way of putting one’s head down and getting shit done…

    Most of us don’t fetishize Asian productivity. I’d prefer a somewhat poorer but all-white Vancouver, for example, than actual present day Vancouver which is being overrun by Asians. All (non-white) immigration to white countries should be halted. Asians can be as productive as they want in Asia.

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    Asians can be as productive as they want in Asia.
     
    Do you feel the same way about European immigrants? Do you want them to be as productive as they want in Europe, and not come to the U.S.?

    All (non-white) immigration to white countries should be halted.
     
    What about immigration to countries that are multi-racial?

    Mind you, I am an immigration restrictionist, because immigration restrictionism, especially at this point in America, 1) helps the native workers, particularly downscale ones and 2) increases assimilation of the existing foreign-born population in the country, and 3) preserves what remains of the Anglo-American cultural and civic traditions.

    But I am curious whether your views on immigration are based on citizenism or white nationalism.
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  117. @CrunchybutRealistCon
    More than good at the Identity politics racket. He is a Zen Master. A veritable Renaissance Man of Mau mau' ing. He will be studied by conniving minority parents as the best exemplar of how leverage White Lib Guilt to the Max.

    I’m not impressed. His facility in spewing bullshit is not praiseworthy. He’s just an articulate hustler, nothing more.

    There is not a single semblance of an original thought, or a genuine insight, in anything that this kid has said or written. It’s pure boilerplate multiculti-uber-alles claptrap. He can absorb, synthesize, and restate the crap with some skill, but that’s about it. Praising him is like praising Obama for his ability to read a TelePrompTer without tripping over his words.

    Don’t feed this kid’s ego. To hell with him, and to hell with all the other shameless self-promoters – buzzards circling the carcass of the late, great American republic. They are not worthy of our admiration or our respect. They’re barely worthy even of our attention.

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  118. @Almost Missouri
    You have to understand that the BLM-types are so solipsistic that they really believe everything else is derivative of them.

    That thought had occurred to me (not withstanding the “love” signs and peaceful vibe in the commercial). https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/849401382641819648

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  119. Steve, you’re going to have to inject some hopeful articles in your mix, ’cause the relentless accumulation of dark humor isn’t working for me as well as it had…

    I dunno, make something up? Take a trip to some Altrightistan and send us a cheerful dispatch? Post some good health tips?…

    Hell, at this point I’ll even read a golf post if promises some sort of bright future…

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    I just posted something cheerful about how well the world's greatest xenophobes are doing.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    No, no golf, please. How about writing something about Ultimate Frisbee - that's a great game - all the running of soccer, but no stupid rules that say you can't catch and throw anything! Plus, a frisbee oops, flying disk, is a much better tool for mixing your weed in, vs. a soccer ball (don't even try to toke up on the fairways anymore, it's apparently a "big deal" now)
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  120. It would be funny if The Simpsons had Bart writing #BlackLivesMatter during its title sequence.

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  121. Who will stand against his poor orthograph?

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    orthography

    [email protected] me!
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  122. @European-American
    Steve, you're going to have to inject some hopeful articles in your mix, 'cause the relentless accumulation of dark humor isn't working for me as well as it had...

    I dunno, make something up? Take a trip to some Altrightistan and send us a cheerful dispatch? Post some good health tips?...

    Hell, at this point I'll even read a golf post if promises some sort of bright future...

    I just posted something cheerful about how well the world’s greatest xenophobes are doing.

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    Don’t listen to E-A. Your informed sarcasm is the dog’s bollocks!
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  123. But wait, I thought #everyone matters, like #all lives matter, was some kind of HATE ?

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  124. @Twinkie

    Amy Chua’s comic bestseller
     
    Glad someone realized there was a lot of self-deprecating humor in her book. Many so-called reviewers seemed not to have read the book, described it as a sort of a how-to-raise-kids manual or a superiority manifesto, and not realized it was full of funny bits such as "I had come to accept that my dogs were not going to amount to anything."

    I haven’t read it myself, but I’m guessing for her the book was personally gratifiying for both status-signaling and humble-bragging:

    In retrospect, I made soooo many mistakes as a mother. If they don’t both matriculate at H/Y/P the blame is on me! Not that these things really matter. Hahahahaha!

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    I haven’t read it myself, but I’m guessing for her the book was personally gratifiying for both status-signaling and humble-bragging
     
    Thanks for proving my point about people who never read the book making assertions about it.

    In retrospect, I made soooo many mistakes as a mother. If they don’t both matriculate at H/Y/P the blame is on me! Not that these things really matter. Hahahahaha!
     
    You only got the first sentence right.

    Your comments lead me to surmise that you are not so interested in truth (or reality), but is more into making assertions and posturing about white nationalism, but per (small) chance you are curious what the book is actually about, I'll summarize very briefly.

    The book begins with her younger, cockier self who thought that Chinese tiger parenting was SO superior to other ways of raising children. She describes her upbringing and family history. Then she writes about how the tiger parenting worked pretty well on her first daughter, who was (is) a very dutiful type (that daughter, by the way, is the one who is serving as a JAG officer in the Navy).

    But her second daughter turned out to be a tougher nut to crack. That one screamed, fought, and was wilful and stubborn. At one point - during a trip to Russia as a family - Amy Chua basically cracked and - literally - ran (sprinted) away from her family at a restaurant after a meltdown with her second child. She basically admits defeat and lets her second daughter have her way, humbling her as a parent. Even her dutiful first daughter has a blowup at one point - correctly pointing out that she has done EVERYTHING her mother has asked compliantly and dutifully and yet her mother was on her case. "Just let it go - for once!"

    Her parenting methods may have been harsher than what most American parents would utilize (though I am not sure about that entirely, given that I know a lot of white tiger parents), but her experiences, both positive and negative, and especially humbling and defeat by "a difficult child" is something to which most parents, especially high IQ ones, can relate. And throughout the book, she makes numerous self-deprecating jokes at her own expense that are quite funny (it's almost as if she's playing a tiger mom character, makes that character seem as over-the-top as possible, and naturally finds ways to knock that character). They are not not "humble-brags" at all. Much of her moments of exasperation and grudging admission of defeat is quite touching to me as a fellow parent.

    I should also note that, whatever her book persona, her students (including at least one commenter here) have reported of her as being a nice person and a genuinely caring professor.
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  125. … Ahmed said that being Bangladeshi, even though he was born in Princeton, people sometimes assume that he either doesn’t speak English or pelt him with perceptions that his familial homeland is a gaping slum. He visits Bangladesh every few years and assures people that the whole country isn’t mired in abject destitution.

    And in Bangladesh, the son of a billionaire can just buy his way into college without writing “BLM” 100 times, probably even into Harvard, since he will be part of the ruling elite of his country.

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    I wish I could get back the fifteen bucks I spent on that George Harrison concert album.
    , @Pericles

    And in Bangladesh, the son of a billionaire can just buy his way into college

     

    Though doing so would be a big mistake, of course. Heard at TEDxDavos in the unfortunate lad's future: "So you went to college in ... Bangladesh? Oh. Did you enjoy it? (looking over shoulder with some relief) And here's old Barack. How are you Barack, didn't see you at the reunion, hahaha! Burn HLS to the ground, hahahaha! How young we were."
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  126. @a Newsreader
    I think that means he's a homosexual.
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  127. @Yan Shen

    Likewise, Chinese-Americans are the biggest Sinophobes. They wall wanna move to Anglo-made nations like US, Canada, and Australia, and get away from their own kind. Chinese who bitch about how white nations are not taking enough of them in should be asked, “How come you don’t wanna live with our own kind and prefer to move to white nations?”
     
    Well last time I checked, there were something like 10 million Chinese living in Western countries, with almost half of that being concentrated in the US alone, versus 1.38 billion Chinese living in China. So the percentage of Chinese living in the West versus the number of Chinese in the mainland is something like 0.7%, which hardly seems excessive.

    Now it's true that there are a non-trivial number of Chinese who come to the US to study, but I get the sense that as China has been developing economically a growing number of them have been returning home after getting their degrees here. I suspect that cultural affinity also obviously plays a role in addition to economic opportunity. See the article below.

    https://qz.com/650511/chinese-students-are-studying-abroad-in-record-numbers-then-coming-home-to-xx/

    I've argued before that as China further develops, we'll probably see Chinese immigration become more like that of Japan, with the caveat that on average the Chinese do seem to be somewhat less insular relative to the Japanese. Nevertheless, these days very few Japanese migrate outside of the country for education or other reasons. I pointed out before that sometimes it does seem like there's an overwhelming Chinese presence in this country due to the fact that Chinese Americans tend to be disproportionately successful relative to other ethnic groups, but that tends to obscure the fact that while there are something like 4.8 million Chinese Americans, there are 1.38 billion Chinese in the mainland, so a sense of proportion might be useful here.

    Are there specific examples either nationwide or from your personal experiences where 21st century Chinese complained about not being allowed to migrate to the US in larger numbers? To be honest, most of the complaining seems to me to have gone the other way, with Americans complaining about China and the Chinese rather than vice versa.

    The Chinese can be expected to continue immigrating
    in huge numbers – legal and illegal (e.g., birth tourism)
    - for decades to come. The Chinese GDP (PPP) per capita
    is only about $14,000, that of Japan – about $39,000, and
    that of the U.S. – about $57,000. It’ll be decades before
    China catches up to Japan, let alone to the U.S.

    And here’s the problem: in their desperation to catch up
    to Japan or the West, the Chinese are despoiling their own
    country. Chinese pollution (e.g., atmospheric particulate
    matter) is so severe it can be detected on the California coast,
    and, of course, Japan gets the brunt of it as it’s carried by
    the westerly winds. The same applies to soil and water pollution
    in China, considering the furious pace at which China is
    building coal-fired power plants, for example. Hence it is now seriously
    contemplated that the only way China will catch up to
    the West is by first destroying its own environment, and
    then destroying the planet. The Chinese need to reconsider
    their status-seeking mentality and worship of material success.
    When pursued by 1.4 billion people this has the potential of
    endangering the lives of everyone on this planet.

    That’s why, unless legal immigration is severely curtailed,
    the Chinese middle and upper classes (i.e., those who can leave)
    will continue coming to the United States en masse, if only to
    get away from the increasingly unlivable environment they
    themselves had created (same applies to South Asia). The air
    you can’t breathe is a powerful motivator

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  128. @a Newsreader
    I think that means he's a homosexual.

    Did you see his Ted talk?? He makes Obama look like John Cena.

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  129. @Escher

    … Ahmed said that being Bangladeshi, even though he was born in Princeton, people sometimes assume that he either doesn’t speak English or pelt him with perceptions that his familial homeland is a gaping slum. He visits Bangladesh every few years and assures people that the whole country isn’t mired in abject destitution.
     
    And in Bangladesh, the son of a billionaire can just buy his way into college without writing "BLM" 100 times, probably even into Harvard, since he will be part of the ruling elite of his country.

    I wish I could get back the fifteen bucks I spent on that George Harrison concert album.

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  130. from being put on the TSA watch list as a child because of my name and having to go to a separate counter to get my tickets

    Big deal. This has nothing to do with racism. I am white and have an EXTREMELY English-sounding name (I could go to 13th century England and fit right in), and I was on a watchlist for YEARS,

    I couldn’t check in at airport kiosks. I had to go to a ticket agent and show my id. They’d furtively call some secret phone number, whisper to them about my personal details, and only then check me in when they verified I wasn’t the bad guy they were looking for. But since I’m white, I couldn’t blame all of the hassle on racism.

    It seems that, more and more, the normal slights and inconveniences of life are wrongly reinterpreted as racism and micro-aggressions. Everyone wants their Pokemon diversity points (and the consequent bragging rights).

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  131. @Steve Sailer
    I just posted something cheerful about how well the world's greatest xenophobes are doing.

    Don’t listen to E-A. Your informed sarcasm is the dog’s bollocks!

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    Is that good or bad? It doesn't sound particularly good, but I like almost all of Steve's stuff. No, golf - no, no, none of that.
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  132. Steve brings it.

    I wasn’t there from what I can tell, before universal internet literacy* people actually thought things through. At least on the obvious stuff, available to anyone of intelligence willing to read a couple of articles. Today though, it is armies of zombie morons shouting with just a few sensible people like Steve pointing out what in earlier times would have been called “obvious”.

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  133. @a reader
    Who will stand against his poor orthograph?

    orthography

    [email protected] me!

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  134. Is it just me or does Tiger Boy suffer from an accute case of the Lisp (among other things)? My gaydar just went off.

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  135. @eah
    exactly 100 times

    This is the digital age, so maybe a power of 2 would've been better.

    Teen Activist

    Back in the day, we would have described him differently -- he doesn't exactly look like a chick magnet, if you know what I mean -- 'not that there's anything wrong with that'.

    This is the admissions office vibe I'm getting:

    https://twitter.com/YeyoZa/status/848929989160558594

    Take one for the clan, Ali.

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  136. @a Newsreader
    I think that means he's a homosexual.

    How dare you!

    Ziad Ahmed

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  137. I want the phone number of that demure Asian girl on the right. That headscarf has wife written all over it.

    Or at least bushwife in whatever village She lays her pretty blushing head.

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  138. @Escher

    … Ahmed said that being Bangladeshi, even though he was born in Princeton, people sometimes assume that he either doesn’t speak English or pelt him with perceptions that his familial homeland is a gaping slum. He visits Bangladesh every few years and assures people that the whole country isn’t mired in abject destitution.
     
    And in Bangladesh, the son of a billionaire can just buy his way into college without writing "BLM" 100 times, probably even into Harvard, since he will be part of the ruling elite of his country.

    And in Bangladesh, the son of a billionaire can just buy his way into college

    Though doing so would be a big mistake, of course. Heard at TEDxDavos in the unfortunate lad’s future: “So you went to college in … Bangladesh? Oh. Did you enjoy it? (looking over shoulder with some relief) And here’s old Barack. How are you Barack, didn’t see you at the reunion, hahaha! Burn HLS to the ground, hahahaha! How young we were.”

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  139. Anyway, these kids like Ziad talk about Social Justice but what they actually want is Sexual Justice, by which they would mean Sexual Supremacy.

    Not necessarily. Good looking guys and gals do this too. As do creatures (bearded loserey men in bras and dresses) whose sexual goals are inscrutable to me.

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  140. Mr. Sailer, how bigoted of you to imply hateful stereotypes about Muslims commiting innocuous incivilities against gays or kouffar are somewhat true.

    I have proclaimed many times from my modest abode they are completely unfounded;

    from Dhaka, not so much.

    Ziad Ahmed

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  141. @Steve Sailer
    They go home for vacations. For example, in 1981 Obama went to Pakistan and visited his rich Pakistani buddies in their home turf. One family had their own fort because they were the local warlord. They owned an African slave out working the fields.

    Are you sure, Steve? I didn’t see the story on that on the national TV news? Must have been a ballgame on that night.

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  142. @Anon 2
    Actually, about 60,000 Chinese still immigrate
    to the United States legally each year and thousands
    more illegally. Hundreds of thousands of the Chinese
    are in the U.S. illegally. Even Trump will have difficulty
    deporting them since China won't take them back. The
    number of Asians in the U.S. is growing exponentially,
    as one can even see on this forum. Pretty soon every other
    commenter on Unz will be Asian

    Pretty soon every other commenter on Unz will be Asian.”

    Could be. I’ve seen 5 or so already. Is “Anon 2″ an Oriental name? I’m not familiar.

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    Definitely not. And, of course, I meant those who
    are willing to identify as Asian, which may be a subset
    of the actual number
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  143. @European-American
    Steve, you're going to have to inject some hopeful articles in your mix, 'cause the relentless accumulation of dark humor isn't working for me as well as it had...

    I dunno, make something up? Take a trip to some Altrightistan and send us a cheerful dispatch? Post some good health tips?...

    Hell, at this point I'll even read a golf post if promises some sort of bright future...

    No, no golf, please. How about writing something about Ultimate Frisbee – that’s a great game – all the running of soccer, but no stupid rules that say you can’t catch and throw anything! Plus, a frisbee oops, flying disk, is a much better tool for mixing your weed in, vs. a soccer ball (don’t even try to toke up on the fairways anymore, it’s apparently a “big deal” now)

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  144. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Don’t listen to E-A. Your informed sarcasm is the dog’s bollocks!

    Is that good or bad? It doesn’t sound particularly good, but I like almost all of Steve’s stuff. No, golf – no, no, none of that.

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    9 out of 10 ten dogs say it’s good. As for golf posts, I say why not? Both Steve’s posts and the inevitable good natured grumbling in the comments make iSteve iSteve. :)
    , @Whoever

    No, golf – no, no, none of that.
     
    I first became aware of -- and hooked on -- Sailer when I read Golfing With the Fishes. Interesting at so many levels.
    I came to Unz to read Peter Frost when his blog Evo and Proud moved here, and was delighted to discover Steve had a blog here, as well.
    I've had about all I can take of politics and SJWism, so nowadays I'm more likely to read and enjoy a post about golf, rock climbing or even baseball, than anything else.
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  145. Nothing to add other than to say this is one of my favorite things I have ever read, and I could barely read most of it.

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  146. @Achmed E. Newman
    Pretty soon every other commenter on Unz will be Asian."

    Could be. I've seen 5 or so already. Is "Anon 2" an Oriental name? I'm not familiar.

    Definitely not. And, of course, I meant those who
    are willing to identify as Asian, which may be a subset
    of the actual number

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  147. @Truth

    I, for One, Welcome Our New Shamelessly Black-exploiting, White-hating Tiger Child Overlords
     
    Well that's cool Steve, Derb will have someone to play quarters with at the next Amren conference.

    Can you explain this Truth? Derb has half Asian kids. Does he also hate white people? Does he exploit blacks?

    Is it a joke? A jokes premise should have some semblance of “truth” in order to be funny.

    Are his kids going to the Amren conference? Is that your point? Who will be playing quarters with Steve?

    Confusing.

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    Truth doesn't play quarters as he doesn't drink beer. You have to drink beer to play quarters. Black people drink malt liquor. Instead of playing quarters inside the bar, they hang out on the hoods of their cars outside the package store drinking Schlitz from 24 oz. cans; no are tips are required that way, and they don't get the whole "tip" thing, much less "quarters".

    Am I right, Truth? White people used to do the same, so don't feel bad. We got over it when we grew up.

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  148. @B36
    "I do not need to qualify, evaluate, or prove myself to anyone ― ever." And conveniently enough Stanford (!) rolled right over. Leland must be looking down now and wishing he had spent his money on something useful...like golf course design maybe...

    Ha. No doubt. You think Cornelius Vanderbilt was happy with his football team taping all those coeds?

    I could have built a golf course that would make Augusta look like a muni!!!

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  149. «Injustice is our fight. Until we all unite in our injustices, ignorance will continue to exist.»

    Conversate it, brother!

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  150. @Danindc
    Can you explain this Truth? Derb has half Asian kids. Does he also hate white people? Does he exploit blacks?

    Is it a joke? A jokes premise should have some semblance of "truth" in order to be funny.

    Are his kids going to the Amren conference? Is that your point? Who will be playing quarters with Steve?

    Confusing.

    Truth doesn’t play quarters as he doesn’t drink beer. You have to drink beer to play quarters. Black people drink malt liquor. Instead of playing quarters inside the bar, they hang out on the hoods of their cars outside the package store drinking Schlitz from 24 oz. cans; no are tips are required that way, and they don’t get the whole “tip” thing, much less “quarters”.

    Am I right, Truth? White people used to do the same, so don’t feel bad. We got over it when we grew up.

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  151. @Achmed E. Newman
    Is that good or bad? It doesn't sound particularly good, but I like almost all of Steve's stuff. No, golf - no, no, none of that.

    9 out of 10 ten dogs say it’s good. As for golf posts, I say why not? Both Steve’s posts and the inevitable good natured grumbling in the comments make iSteve iSteve. :)

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  152. @Stan Adams
    What a crock of shit.

    I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn't have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence.

    This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter - a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic.

    But, yeah, he's good at exploiting the racket.

    “I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn’t have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence. This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter – a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic. But, yeah, he’s good at exploiting the racket.”

    Replace “runt” with “oversized ego man child” and “political correctness” with “race realism” and you just described Milo and Mike Cernovich.

    Again, two monumental posts of manufactured outrage by Mr. Sailor about something that means little or next to nothing than the average white American man or woman.

    “To hell with him, and to hell with all the other shameless self-promoters – buzzards circling the carcass of the late, great American republic. ”

    Tell me why a person with a high IQ and the gumption and guile to promote their brand should go to “hell”. Jealous of their success?

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    Again, two monumental posts of manufactured outrage by Mr. Sailor about something that means little or next to nothing than the average white American man or woman.
     
    The average white American man, woman, and child is being screwed by the type of policies advocated by parasites like this twerp. (So is the average black, as Mr. Sailer points out.)

    Tell me why a person with a high IQ and the gumption and guile to promote their brand should go to “hell”. Jealous of their success?
     
    Not in the least. I find incessant self-promotion unseemly. Mental masturbation, at which this kid is admittedly most proficient, is extremely tedious. He spends his entire life overcompensating for his perceived (and very real) inadequacies.

    All things considered, I'd rather be me, with all of my faults, than an attention-seeking, value-signaling, bullshit-spewing manlet with one foot in the closet.
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  153. @Yan Shen
    In all fairness, let me play Devil's advocate here. As Lucifer might uh point out, apart from one of Ziad's poems mentioning "whitewashing", is there any concrete example of his ideology or rhetoric being explicitly anti-white? (Not that I'm claiming that a reference to whitewashing necessarily constitutes anti-white bias.)

    It seems to me that he's mostly focused on his personal experiences as a Muslim growing up in this country, but advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of Muslims doesn't strike me as specifically anti-white, given Islam's fairly poor public image and reception in many parts of the non-Islamic world today, a reception that I'm inclined to agree with people like Sam Harris or Bill Maher has been duly earned.

    And personally I don't really see expressing support for Black Lives Matter as prima facie evidence of harboring anti-white sentiments either. I would concede though that the majority of African Americans involved in the movement probably don't harbor particularly positive feelings towards the white majority in this country. Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another. A cynic might argue that this is essentially the result of the white nationalists' projection of their own racial conceptual apparatus upon individuals like Mr. Zaid, who in his misguided attempts at trying to reform the world probably just wants us all to hold hands and sing kumbaya.

    Now having advocated on behalf of uh Lucifer just now, let me reiterate my prior belief that in general social justice and activism isn't particular productive when compared to the culturally East Asian way of putting one's head down and getting shit done...

    Thank you for your verbal shiv rooted in logic.

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  154. @Yak-15
    Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME.

    That is the inherent problem and the farce of what this young man is doing with his activism. I agree, there is nothing run with talking about experience or trying to come to positive terms with identity. However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor. His broadcast of his journey to understand himself and his community is nothing more than self-advertisement. There is little substance beyond that in any of what he writes.

    “Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME.”

    Universities are increasingly relying on out of state tuition to cover their costs at the expense of in-state students who have the grades and qualifications. Talk to your state representative.

    “However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor.”

    Since when?

    “His broadcast of his journey to understand himself and his community is nothing more than self-advertisement. There is little substance beyond that in any of what he writes.”

    That is for the public to decide. Besides, self-advertisement is part and parcel to the American experience. Promote what you do to gain admiration and respect. Reap the accompanying financial rewards in the process.

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    “Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME.”

    Universities are increasingly relying on out of state tuition to cover their costs at the expense of in-state students who have the grades and qualifications. Talk to your state representative.
     
    Because Stanford and the Ivies rely on "out of state tuition." LOL

    “However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor.”

    Since when?
     
    Perhaps the words "self" and "personal" should provide a clue here?

    Besides, self-advertisement is part and parcel to the American experience. Promote what you do to gain admiration and respect. Reap the accompanying financial rewards in the process.
     
    This is on target. It would just be nice if the self-promotion (and virtue signaling, which is also part and parcel to the American experience) was accompanied by something of value.
    , @Yak-15
    Admission to these schools is set at a quota. Every spot someone like this takes is a spot a better (possibly?) candidate did not receive. His value added is little other than obstructing actual discussion. He is a modern day sophist and little beyond that role.

    His stated goal is to convert the more gullible of his generation to believe his bizarre worldview. There is nothing particularly wrong with that except his ideas are unoriginal and guide our nation towards ruin. At least Tennessee Coates can build unique ideas to explain his nonsense.

    Clearly this kid is adept at self-promotion about a completely false belief system. In that respect he is no better than a modern day Joseph Smith. While not at JS's level, would you argue that JS has added much positive value to Amefican society? Or would you contend that his religious contributions have been a net positive?

    That noted, he is probably better than most at this schtick. Is that a positive trait for a university - being the most accomplished zealot? I am unsure.
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  155. hehehe, this annoying kid really energized iSteve, eh? What a post!

    “We live in age less beset by collectivism than by elitist ideologies that encourage the most grasping individuals to screw over the poor dumb trusting masses and feel righteous about doing so because those saps had it coming, those racist homophobic haters.”

    There’s more truth about today’s reality in this one sentence than is found in a stack of today’s newpapers the height of a skyscraper.

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  156. res says:
    @Corvinus
    "Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME."

    Universities are increasingly relying on out of state tuition to cover their costs at the expense of in-state students who have the grades and qualifications. Talk to your state representative.

    "However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor."

    Since when?

    "His broadcast of his journey to understand himself and his community is nothing more than self-advertisement. There is little substance beyond that in any of what he writes."

    That is for the public to decide. Besides, self-advertisement is part and parcel to the American experience. Promote what you do to gain admiration and respect. Reap the accompanying financial rewards in the process.

    “Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME.”

    Universities are increasingly relying on out of state tuition to cover their costs at the expense of in-state students who have the grades and qualifications. Talk to your state representative.

    Because Stanford and the Ivies rely on “out of state tuition.” LOL

    “However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor.”

    Since when?

    Perhaps the words “self” and “personal” should provide a clue here?

    Besides, self-advertisement is part and parcel to the American experience. Promote what you do to gain admiration and respect. Reap the accompanying financial rewards in the process.

    This is on target. It would just be nice if the self-promotion (and virtue signaling, which is also part and parcel to the American experience) was accompanied by something of value.

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    "Because Stanford and the Ivies rely on “out of state tuition.” LOL"

    If these schools are able to get more money in tuition overall from outside of their state, those funds are used in part to cover scholarships for unworthy vibrants, I mean low-income minorities, and other programs for these undesirable students, I mean aspiring learners.

    http://blog.collegetuitioncompare.com/2015/05/ivy-league-2015-2016-estimated-tuition.html

    Certainly state public schools are getting more bang for their buck with students who come from other than their localities.

    Although, I did discover that Stanford has the same tuition for in-state and out of state applicants.

    "Perhaps the words “self” and “personal” should provide a clue here?"

    People share their "self" and "personal" experiences all of the time. What's the big deal?

    "This is on target. It would just be nice if the self-promotion (and virtue signaling, which is also part and parcel to the American experience) was accompanied by something of value."

    It may not be value to you, but it is of value to them. Feel free to distance yourself from their boasting and pretension.
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  157. @res

    “Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME.”

    Universities are increasingly relying on out of state tuition to cover their costs at the expense of in-state students who have the grades and qualifications. Talk to your state representative.
     
    Because Stanford and the Ivies rely on "out of state tuition." LOL

    “However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor.”

    Since when?
     
    Perhaps the words "self" and "personal" should provide a clue here?

    Besides, self-advertisement is part and parcel to the American experience. Promote what you do to gain admiration and respect. Reap the accompanying financial rewards in the process.
     
    This is on target. It would just be nice if the self-promotion (and virtue signaling, which is also part and parcel to the American experience) was accompanied by something of value.

    “Because Stanford and the Ivies rely on “out of state tuition.” LOL”

    If these schools are able to get more money in tuition overall from outside of their state, those funds are used in part to cover scholarships for unworthy vibrants, I mean low-income minorities, and other programs for these undesirable students, I mean aspiring learners.

    http://blog.collegetuitioncompare.com/2015/05/ivy-league-2015-2016-estimated-tuition.html

    Certainly state public schools are getting more bang for their buck with students who come from other than their localities.

    Although, I did discover that Stanford has the same tuition for in-state and out of state applicants.

    “Perhaps the words “self” and “personal” should provide a clue here?”

    People share their “self” and “personal” experiences all of the time. What’s the big deal?

    “This is on target. It would just be nice if the self-promotion (and virtue signaling, which is also part and parcel to the American experience) was accompanied by something of value.”

    It may not be value to you, but it is of value to them. Feel free to distance yourself from their boasting and pretension.

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    Although, I did discover that Stanford has the same tuition for in-state and out of state applicants.
     
    This is typical for private universities (e.g. Stanford and the Ivies!). I thought that was common knowledge...

    Since you like references, see question 5 at https://www.heath.gwu.edu/state-vs-out-state-tuition

    Feel free to distance yourself from their boasting and pretension.
     
    I'm way ahead of you on that one. Although occasionally I close the distance enough to disparage them.
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  158. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    I haven’t read it myself, but I’m guessing for her the book was personally gratifiying for both status-signaling and humble-bragging:

    In retrospect, I made soooo many mistakes as a mother. If they don’t both matriculate at H/Y/P the blame is on me! Not that these things really matter. Hahahahaha!

    I haven’t read it myself, but I’m guessing for her the book was personally gratifiying for both status-signaling and humble-bragging

    Thanks for proving my point about people who never read the book making assertions about it.

    In retrospect, I made soooo many mistakes as a mother. If they don’t both matriculate at H/Y/P the blame is on me! Not that these things really matter. Hahahahaha!

    You only got the first sentence right.

    Your comments lead me to surmise that you are not so interested in truth (or reality), but is more into making assertions and posturing about white nationalism, but per (small) chance you are curious what the book is actually about, I’ll summarize very briefly.

    The book begins with her younger, cockier self who thought that Chinese tiger parenting was SO superior to other ways of raising children. She describes her upbringing and family history. Then she writes about how the tiger parenting worked pretty well on her first daughter, who was (is) a very dutiful type (that daughter, by the way, is the one who is serving as a JAG officer in the Navy).

    But her second daughter turned out to be a tougher nut to crack. That one screamed, fought, and was wilful and stubborn. At one point – during a trip to Russia as a family – Amy Chua basically cracked and – literally – ran (sprinted) away from her family at a restaurant after a meltdown with her second child. She basically admits defeat and lets her second daughter have her way, humbling her as a parent. Even her dutiful first daughter has a blowup at one point – correctly pointing out that she has done EVERYTHING her mother has asked compliantly and dutifully and yet her mother was on her case. “Just let it go – for once!”

    Her parenting methods may have been harsher than what most American parents would utilize (though I am not sure about that entirely, given that I know a lot of white tiger parents), but her experiences, both positive and negative, and especially humbling and defeat by “a difficult child” is something to which most parents, especially high IQ ones, can relate. And throughout the book, she makes numerous self-deprecating jokes at her own expense that are quite funny (it’s almost as if she’s playing a tiger mom character, makes that character seem as over-the-top as possible, and naturally finds ways to knock that character). They are not not “humble-brags” at all. Much of her moments of exasperation and grudging admission of defeat is quite touching to me as a fellow parent.

    I should also note that, whatever her book persona, her students (including at least one commenter here) have reported of her as being a nice person and a genuinely caring professor.

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    Thanks for proving my point about people who never read the book making assertions about it.
     
    Assertions? Come on now, I wrote “I’m guessing.”

    Your comments lead me to surmise that you are not so interested in truth (or reality)
     
    Of course i’m interested in truth and reality. I wouldn’t comment here if Steve and commenters weren’t discussing serious matters. And I welcome considered and/or humorous rebuttals to my comments. I think we had a good exchange last time we conversed.

    Regarding Chua, she may be nice in person, but I’m unconvinced that an anecdote about her daughter’s meltdown during a family trip to Russia isn’t status signaling / humble bragging.

    You wrote earlier:

    [the book] was full of funny bits such as “I had come to accept that my dogs were not going to amount to anything.”
     
    Ooof. Even when making a ‘joke’ she projects stereotypical Asian status anxiety. That unfunny “dogs” line hooked me into replying to you in the first place!

    I thought, there must be better examples of Chua’s humor than that clunker. So I went to YouTube. Here’s Chua showcasing some punchlines from the book:

    “The Chinese Zodiac describes my daughters perfectly!”

    “Your violin is your pet.”
     
    Ouch. That last one bombed hard. I’m pretty sure she wasn’t joking.

    In the context of “defeating the model minority stereotype,” more oblivious humble-bragging:

    I reveal in the book that I was terrible at math and science—I rebelled and went into law school, I was the first Asian American to be an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review.
     
    Despite that, Twinkie, I must say I appreciate your earnest tabulation of why her book resonated with you regarding your family situation. I read a few reviews when it came out, they summarized it similarly, along with the more ‘sensational’ stuff.

    Anyway, brace yerself—here’s my unsolicited, unvarnished Amy Chua verdict:

    She’s a shallow chatterbox Real Housewife of New Haven with an above average IQ and elite credentials. In her defense, I guess it’s better that she’s a garish ticket-punching self-promoter rather than a SJW scold.

    If her lectures are as hucksterish as this TEDx talk with her husband, yikes: The conclusion has them noblesse-obliging about the American underclass while pretending their HBD-agnostic “triple package” theory will help solve macro social woes. Sonia Sotomayor made it, everyone! How inspiring. :)
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  159. @syonredux

    “I wanted to demonstrate that the essence of what motivates me as a learner, a member of a faith community, and a global citizen is my passion to be a part of change-making,” he said.
     
    That might just be the most obnoxiously phrased bit of twaddle that I've seen in several weeks.....

    The little twit has verbal diarrhea.

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  160. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Nonetheless, I think the mistake being made here by Sailer and others is in seeing social activism as somehow a zero-sum game, that advocating for the well-being of one group must necessarily come at the expense of another.
     
    There’s no mistake. You’re missing the key sticking point: Proximity. As in “Diversity plus proximity equals war.” I don’t care about a Bangladouche (h/t bored identity!) or a Chinaman being ‘socially active’ in their own homelands. But I don’t want to see their faces and hear their complaints about us over here.

    More ‘diversity’ in white countries means greater numbers of non-white activists pushing for zero-sum “hate speech” and “hate crime” laws which mostly work one-way against whites. Elite education, obviously, is a huge zero-sum game. Governments on limited budgets awarding contracts, etc. etc.

    culturally East Asian way of putting one’s head down and getting shit done…
     
    Most of us don’t fetishize Asian productivity. I’d prefer a somewhat poorer but all-white Vancouver, for example, than actual present day Vancouver which is being overrun by Asians. All (non-white) immigration to white countries should be halted. Asians can be as productive as they want in Asia.

    Asians can be as productive as they want in Asia.

    Do you feel the same way about European immigrants? Do you want them to be as productive as they want in Europe, and not come to the U.S.?

    All (non-white) immigration to white countries should be halted.

    What about immigration to countries that are multi-racial?

    Mind you, I am an immigration restrictionist, because immigration restrictionism, especially at this point in America, 1) helps the native workers, particularly downscale ones and 2) increases assimilation of the existing foreign-born population in the country, and 3) preserves what remains of the Anglo-American cultural and civic traditions.

    But I am curious whether your views on immigration are based on citizenism or white nationalism.

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    Do you feel the same way about European immigrants?
     
    You mean racially European? Like Français de souche? No.

    Do you want them to be as productive as they want in Europe, and not come to the U.S.?
     
    Strategically, I hope they stay in their homelands at least long enough to help purge invaders and traitors, should there be civil war(s).

    What about immigration to countries that are multi-racial?
     
    Depending on how cleverly it’s parsed, almost all countries are multiracial. To clarify, I meant greater Europe and the Anglosphere.

    But I am curious whether your views on immigration are based on citizenism or white nationalism.
     
    Both. I should note, IMO one need not be white to be a White Nationalist in the political sense. I gather you’re a citizenist, as per Sailer’s definition (correct me if I’m wrong). But you can also support White Nationalism if you want whites to be a solid perpetual majority and hegemony in their own established lands (again, greater Europe and the Anglosphere).

    I myself don’t hold eliminationist views toward non-whites in white lands. If one’s already here, and a citizen, one has the right to live in freedom. The rub is if civil conflict breaks out, there are likely to be racial dividing lines.

    It would be heartening if potential allies (#106) like you not only be citizenists, but support White Nationalism. You can “choose white.” You may believe that the U.S. Constitution will survive a non-white majority, I don’t. I also prefer to live amongst whites, not “diversity.” Maybe that’s true of you, also.
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  161. @Peripatetic commenter
    Perhaps he is more of a trained monkey like this African Grey:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-the-human-like-parrot-with-a-vocabulary-of-more-than-200-words/

    Such things are really kind of racist!

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before . . .

    Guy walks into McDonalds with a parrot on his shoulder.

    Guy behind the counter says, “Where’d you get him”?

    Parrot says, “Africa. There’s millions of them”.

    I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.

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  162. @Thomas
    Comparing Ahmed the Elder and Ahmed the Younger leads to some fascinating questions.

    Obviously, Ahmed the Younger has picked up a few pointers on pattern recognition and cashing in on trends from his father.

    Ahmed the Elder (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shakil-ahmed-a3072b9/) made his career as part of a meritocratic elite in an area focused on quantitative skills.

    Is the son now going to take what we might call the "Barack Obama" path of doing well by doing "good," riding the gravy train of social justice warriordom and activist gestures through the pinnacles of higher education into a career in politics and power in the managerial state (e.g., politics, law, etc.)? And if so, what does that say, if the generational path from father to son runs from CompSci quant to commissar?

    Or has all of Ziad's activism simply been an elaborate and deeply cynical campaign towards college applications, and he's going to go make money or do something similarly rewarding in terms of money rather than power, like dad? (I'd love to know who his admissions counselors are.)

    I’ll take Door #2, Monty.

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  163. @FKA Max
    ``The best Bibimbaps are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Koreans!'' - https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/728297587418247168?lang=en

    All kidding aside, though... very well put, and I absolutely agree.

    Amy Chua was raised Catholic, I believe, which might explain her daughter's ``only Chinese on food and stuff'' comment. Probably not much traditional Chinese cultural influence in that particular family aside from ``food and stuff'' (cracks me up).


    Chua was raised as a Roman Catholic and lived in West Lafayette, Indiana.[6]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Chua#Early_life

    South Korea is very unique in Asia, though, as are Hong Kong and Singapore:


    Interestingly, Protestants are South Korea’s largest religious group:

    Christianity is South Korea’s largest organised religion, accounting for more than half of all South Korean adherents of religious organisations. There are approximately 13.5 million Christians in South Korea today; about two thirds of them belonging to Protestant churches, and the rest to the Roman Catholic Church. [...] Christianity, unlike in other East Asian country, found fertile ground in Korea in the 18th century, and by the end of the 18th century it persuaded a large part of the population as the declining monarchy supported it and opened the country to widespread proselytism as part of a project of Westernization.

    Quite a few Protestants in Singapore as well:

    Christians in Singapore constitute approximately 18% of the Country’s population.[1] In 2010, about 38.5% of the country’s Christians identified as Catholic and 61.5% as ‘Other Christians’ (chiefly Protestants).[2]
     

    - http://www.unz.com/isteve/everything-about-sat-math-racial-gaps-has-changed-since-1972/#comment-1763010

    Do you seriously believe that 150 years of British/Protestant rule and cultural influence had no effect and impact on the work ethic, habits, and productivity of the people of Hong Kong?

    Christianity has been one of the most influenced religion in Hong Kong, due to the period of Hong Kong under British Crown rule from 1841 to 1997, as Christianity is the main religion of the United Kingdom. Christianity, especially the Anglican church, had been given special privilege by the British colonial government.
     

    - http://www.unz.com/article/two-cheers-for-trump-advisor-mike-anton-he-has-the-right-enemies/#comment-1774065

    “The best Bibimbaps are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Koreans!”

    Shouldn’t that be Bulgogi or Galbi, seeing as it is a grill?

    South Korea is very unique in Asia, though, as are Hong Kong and Singapore

    South Korea is very unique in that Protestantism reigns supreme there. Not only is it the plurality religion, the economic and political elites in that country are heavily evangelical Protestant (usually Presbyterian denomination). That goes a long way to explain the high rates of Korean assimilation and intermarriage with whites in the U.S. as well as their relatively conservative socio-political orientation.

    Indeed, if you looked at the Manhattan Institute assimilation indices I am fond of citing, you see the three Asian origin countries with high assimilation indices – South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines – all have two things in common: Christianity and long-term American military presence.

    China and India lack both, and immigrants from the two indeed display lower rates of assimilation, closer to those from Latin America (except Cuba).

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  164. res says:
    @Corvinus
    "Because Stanford and the Ivies rely on “out of state tuition.” LOL"

    If these schools are able to get more money in tuition overall from outside of their state, those funds are used in part to cover scholarships for unworthy vibrants, I mean low-income minorities, and other programs for these undesirable students, I mean aspiring learners.

    http://blog.collegetuitioncompare.com/2015/05/ivy-league-2015-2016-estimated-tuition.html

    Certainly state public schools are getting more bang for their buck with students who come from other than their localities.

    Although, I did discover that Stanford has the same tuition for in-state and out of state applicants.

    "Perhaps the words “self” and “personal” should provide a clue here?"

    People share their "self" and "personal" experiences all of the time. What's the big deal?

    "This is on target. It would just be nice if the self-promotion (and virtue signaling, which is also part and parcel to the American experience) was accompanied by something of value."

    It may not be value to you, but it is of value to them. Feel free to distance yourself from their boasting and pretension.

    Although, I did discover that Stanford has the same tuition for in-state and out of state applicants.

    This is typical for private universities (e.g. Stanford and the Ivies!). I thought that was common knowledge…

    Since you like references, see question 5 at https://www.heath.gwu.edu/state-vs-out-state-tuition

    Feel free to distance yourself from their boasting and pretension.

    I’m way ahead of you on that one. Although occasionally I close the distance enough to disparage them.

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  165. Ziad’s post-election blog post.”

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_582347ace4b0102262411f9f

    …will bring a smile to the face of every fan of iSteve.

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    Young Ziad, henceforth Tiger Lad, must be disappointed nothing's really happened sine Trump's election. No pogroms, no KKK rides, no carpet bombings of Bangladesh. LOL!
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  166. That picture of Obama with Ziad and other young Muslims shows seven girls and they’re all wearing head scarves. Last I checked, that’s far from universal (yet). If Obama got together with a dozen random Jews, would he select an all-Hasidic cast of characters?

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  167. @Corvinus
    "I mean, what more can I say? This kid is full of it. All he does is spout boilerplate talking points. He doesn’t have any charisma or charm, or even that nasty hateful vibe that lends, say, Louis Farrakhan a perverse kind of presence. This runt is nothing more than a boring, soulless self-promoter – a well-tailored leech feeding off the basketball-sized tumor of political correctness that infects the body politic. But, yeah, he’s good at exploiting the racket."

    Replace "runt" with "oversized ego man child" and "political correctness" with "race realism" and you just described Milo and Mike Cernovich.

    Again, two monumental posts of manufactured outrage by Mr. Sailor about something that means little or next to nothing than the average white American man or woman.

    "To hell with him, and to hell with all the other shameless self-promoters – buzzards circling the carcass of the late, great American republic. "

    Tell me why a person with a high IQ and the gumption and guile to promote their brand should go to "hell". Jealous of their success?

    Again, two monumental posts of manufactured outrage by Mr. Sailor about something that means little or next to nothing than the average white American man or woman.

    The average white American man, woman, and child is being screwed by the type of policies advocated by parasites like this twerp. (So is the average black, as Mr. Sailer points out.)

    Tell me why a person with a high IQ and the gumption and guile to promote their brand should go to “hell”. Jealous of their success?

    Not in the least. I find incessant self-promotion unseemly. Mental masturbation, at which this kid is admittedly most proficient, is extremely tedious. He spends his entire life overcompensating for his perceived (and very real) inadequacies.

    All things considered, I’d rather be me, with all of my faults, than an attention-seeking, value-signaling, bullshit-spewing manlet with one foot in the closet.

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    "The average white American man, woman, and child is being screwed by the type of policies advocated by parasites like this twerp. (So is the average black, as Mr. Sailer points out.)"

    Most average white Americans, you know, the good ones, haven't heard of this "tiger child", nor do they care. They have bigger fish to fry in their lives. As I correctly stated, it is manufactured outrage.

    "Not in the least. I find incessant self-promotion unseemly."

    You mean like a pan handler drive?

    "Mental masturbation, at which this kid is admittedly most proficient, is extremely tedious. He spends his entire life overcompensating for his perceived (and very real) inadequacies."

    It really bothers you that he is on the front lines trying to make a difference. Listen, if you truly believe that the elites are seeking your demise, then you should get off that couch and do something about it rather than incessantly lament about it.
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  168. We live in age less beset by collectivism than by elitist ideologies that encourage the most grasping individuals to screw over the poor dumb trusting masses and feel righteous about doing so because those saps had it coming, those racist homophobic haters.

    Now, that belongs on a T-shirt!

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  169. @Jack D
    You have to give the parents credit for being tuned into what works nowadays. So many Asian parents actually think that training their kid in classical music and chess and mathematics and other classical western intellectual pursuits will make them more rather than less attractive to admission offices. I pity the fools.

    Who would have guessed that the future of admission into the ivy leagues is green hair dye and various pieces of metal on their faces instead of learning five languages?

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  170. @International Jew
    Ziad's post-election blog post.''
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_582347ace4b0102262411f9f
    ...will bring a smile to the face of every fan of iSteve.

    Young Ziad, henceforth Tiger Lad, must be disappointed nothing’s really happened sine Trump’s election. No pogroms, no KKK rides, no carpet bombings of Bangladesh. LOL!

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  171. He asked her why, and she said she wanted to be able to look up into his eyes. Which sounds sweet on the surface, but the conversation led Ahmed to believe that the girl basically wanted to be looked down on. Made smaller. Made the one to be protected, not be herself. In other words, she willingly is looking to be, in some measure, less than her (eventual) boyfriend, said Ahmed.

    Anyone surprised that Ahmed(judging by his photo with the 5’5 Hillary Clinton) is on the short side……

    https://i0.wp.com/blackyouthproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Ziad-Ahmed.jpg?fit=640%2C447&ssl=1

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  172. Seriously, an awful lot of Social Justice Jihadism is an outlet for anger over not being at the top of the sexual attractiveness pyramid.

    Agree. However: nobody is.

    That’s the joke. The top of the pyramid is a pointy sharp stony place. Then nothing above it…but a long way down. It’s kinda stylites but with a thicker base.

    Still, at best, you mate, spawn, and die. Or just die. Or whatever.

    There are a lot of weak, weaker, and weakened souls staggering through this vale of tears, thinking life is supposed to be more than it is and furious that it’s not.

    But it’s not even that. They’re furious by nature and never learned to control it, and now they have come into a system where their lack of self-restraint is not only encouraged but monetarized.

    Tiger Child Ahmed is the perfect avatar of these people and this moment in history. There’s gold in them thar mountains of resentment.

    Me, I’m fond of wood shavings, wood ducks, distilled spirits that lived in wood for a long time, and trees (water that takes the form of wood). Also water, salt and fresh.

    I prolly thus shouldn’t even comment.

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  173. Nor is he some kind of Marxist anti-capitalist. He started a marketing consultancy as a teenager to help businesses sell more crap to teenagers.

    We live in age less beset by collectivism than by elitist ideologies that encourage the most grasping individuals to screw over the poor dumb trusting masses and feel righteous about doing so because those saps had it coming, those racist homophobic haters.

    Every society has a government and every society has a ruling minority. The peculiarly psychotic nature of the modern west is that anarchism (liberalism) is its theory of government, and egalitarianism is the legitimating ideology of the ruling class.

    The death of “collectivism” (always a stupid term) and the triumph of individualism is just the victory of the American version of communism over other versions. It triumphed because it is the least insane form of communism, which is to say it is the most inconsistent.

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  174. @Dave Pinsen
    An interesting cultural counterpoint to this is the kerfuffle over the new Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, considering that Pepsi's CEO is an Indian woman. I can't find the 30 second version online, but the long version is below. I honestly don't get the hate for it. Some #BlackLivesMatter agitators were offended, thinking it appropriated their movement, but there's nothing in the protest suggestive of BLM.

    https://youtu.be/dA5Yq1DLSmQ

    I imagine the description of the advertising firm meeting in which this commercial was conceived would be appropriate in a latter-day Screwtape Letters.

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  175. @Anon
    Clock Boy is a total amateur. He just got 15 min of fame, and then his pa got too greedy with lawsuits and all.

    This Ziad kid's got the whole shtick down pat. He's more of a Smartphone Boy.

    Ziad is the hard working hard gainer. He worked hard to get into Stanford.

    Clock Boy is the lazy genius. He just dashed off some junk with little effort and he’ll get into Columbia.

    It’s kinda like Hillary vs Obama.

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  176. @Stan Adams

    Again, two monumental posts of manufactured outrage by Mr. Sailor about something that means little or next to nothing than the average white American man or woman.
     
    The average white American man, woman, and child is being screwed by the type of policies advocated by parasites like this twerp. (So is the average black, as Mr. Sailer points out.)

    Tell me why a person with a high IQ and the gumption and guile to promote their brand should go to “hell”. Jealous of their success?
     
    Not in the least. I find incessant self-promotion unseemly. Mental masturbation, at which this kid is admittedly most proficient, is extremely tedious. He spends his entire life overcompensating for his perceived (and very real) inadequacies.

    All things considered, I'd rather be me, with all of my faults, than an attention-seeking, value-signaling, bullshit-spewing manlet with one foot in the closet.

    “The average white American man, woman, and child is being screwed by the type of policies advocated by parasites like this twerp. (So is the average black, as Mr. Sailer points out.)”

    Most average white Americans, you know, the good ones, haven’t heard of this “tiger child”, nor do they care. They have bigger fish to fry in their lives. As I correctly stated, it is manufactured outrage.

    “Not in the least. I find incessant self-promotion unseemly.”

    You mean like a pan handler drive?

    “Mental masturbation, at which this kid is admittedly most proficient, is extremely tedious. He spends his entire life overcompensating for his perceived (and very real) inadequacies.”

    It really bothers you that he is on the front lines trying to make a difference. Listen, if you truly believe that the elites are seeking your demise, then you should get off that couch and do something about it rather than incessantly lament about it.

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    Corvinus, this pissing match can serve no purpose.

    How many black neighbors do you have? How many blacks do you count among your friends and associates?

    May I have your address? I'd be happy to pass it along to Somali refugees looking for a free place to stay. (Surely you'd be willing to help them out.)
    , @a Newsreader

    manufactured outrage
     
    What. We can't vent in a blog comment section when an obvious shyster is praised by the establishment media?

    Normal people get upset when they see the innocent getting ripped off by a conman. Now Stanford University isn't quite innocent, but Ziad's schemes go way deeper than this one incident, and this story is illustrative of a broader cultural rot. This example is just so pungent.
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  177. @Corvinus
    "The average white American man, woman, and child is being screwed by the type of policies advocated by parasites like this twerp. (So is the average black, as Mr. Sailer points out.)"

    Most average white Americans, you know, the good ones, haven't heard of this "tiger child", nor do they care. They have bigger fish to fry in their lives. As I correctly stated, it is manufactured outrage.

    "Not in the least. I find incessant self-promotion unseemly."

    You mean like a pan handler drive?

    "Mental masturbation, at which this kid is admittedly most proficient, is extremely tedious. He spends his entire life overcompensating for his perceived (and very real) inadequacies."

    It really bothers you that he is on the front lines trying to make a difference. Listen, if you truly believe that the elites are seeking your demise, then you should get off that couch and do something about it rather than incessantly lament about it.

    Corvinus, this pissing match can serve no purpose.

    How many black neighbors do you have? How many blacks do you count among your friends and associates?

    May I have your address? I’d be happy to pass it along to Somali refugees looking for a free place to stay. (Surely you’d be willing to help them out.)

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    "How many black neighbors do you have?"

    5 families live in my block. You?

    "How many blacks do you count among your friends and associates?"

    Three dozen. You?

    "May I have your address? I’d be happy to pass it along to Somali refugees looking for a free place to stay. (Surely you’d be willing to help them out.)"

    I help out Somali refugees at my local church. Would you like to know more, citizen?
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  178. @Twinkie

    Asians can be as productive as they want in Asia.
     
    Do you feel the same way about European immigrants? Do you want them to be as productive as they want in Europe, and not come to the U.S.?

    All (non-white) immigration to white countries should be halted.
     
    What about immigration to countries that are multi-racial?

    Mind you, I am an immigration restrictionist, because immigration restrictionism, especially at this point in America, 1) helps the native workers, particularly downscale ones and 2) increases assimilation of the existing foreign-born population in the country, and 3) preserves what remains of the Anglo-American cultural and civic traditions.

    But I am curious whether your views on immigration are based on citizenism or white nationalism.

    Do you feel the same way about European immigrants?

    You mean racially European? Like Français de souche? No.

    Do you want them to be as productive as they want in Europe, and not come to the U.S.?

    Strategically, I hope they stay in their homelands at least long enough to help purge invaders and traitors, should there be civil war(s).

    What about immigration to countries that are multi-racial?

    Depending on how cleverly it’s parsed, almost all countries are multiracial. To clarify, I meant greater Europe and the Anglosphere.

    But I am curious whether your views on immigration are based on citizenism or white nationalism.

    Both. I should note, IMO one need not be white to be a White Nationalist in the political sense. I gather you’re a citizenist, as per Sailer’s definition (correct me if I’m wrong). But you can also support White Nationalism if you want whites to be a solid perpetual majority and hegemony in their own established lands (again, greater Europe and the Anglosphere).

    I myself don’t hold eliminationist views toward non-whites in white lands. If one’s already here, and a citizen, one has the right to live in freedom. The rub is if civil conflict breaks out, there are likely to be racial dividing lines.

    It would be heartening if potential allies (#106) like you not only be citizenists, but support White Nationalism. You can “choose white.” You may believe that the U.S. Constitution will survive a non-white majority, I don’t. I also prefer to live amongst whites, not “diversity.” Maybe that’s true of you, also.

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    should there be civil war(s).
     
    What the F is up with your civil war obsession? Are you some kind of alienated, unmarried dork with no kid who has never seen real violence? Do you share some kind of Nazi will-to-power fantasy as Richard Spencer and his ilk do?

    Both. I should note, IMO one need not be white to be a White Nationalist in the political sense. I gather you’re a citizenist, as per Sailer’s definition (correct me if I’m wrong). But you can also support White Nationalism if you want whites to be a solid perpetual majority and hegemony in their own established lands (again, greater Europe and the Anglosphere).
     
    You can't be both unless you corrupt one of the terms. I am a citizenist, yes. I also support "white majoritarianism," which is what you are referring to by whites maintaining a majority in the Anglosphere. White nationalism is typically indicative of exclusion of nonwhites. White ethno-state is the word that is often invoked in association with white nationalism writ politically.

    I myself don’t hold eliminationist views toward non-whites in white lands.
     
    Glad to know you don't want to eliminate me and my children. I should be grateful, I guess. I am guessing, though, that "I myself..." hints at your fellow-travelers holding a different view.

    The rub is if civil conflict breaks out, there are likely to be racial dividing lines.
     
    For the love of all that is sacred and holy, what is your obsession with a civil/race war? You definitely sound like someone who wants it to happen. We have A LOT to worry/think about (gee, I don't know, electoral demographics) long before we worry about race war.

    And let's do a reality check about racial dividing lines, shall we? The last time there was a serious civil disturbance in which order of a large section of a city was lost (i.e. the L.A. Riots), what were the racial dividing lines? Were they whites vs. nonwhites? No. Blacks attacked and set fires, Hispanics looted. Whites and Asians were busy defending themselves and their livelihood.

    It would be heartening if potential allies (#106) like you not only be citizenists, but support White Nationalism.
     
    It would be extremely stupid and immoral for me to support those who hold "eliminationist views" regarding my children and me, as well as millions of my fellow citizens.

    You can “choose white.” You may believe that the U.S. Constitution will survive a non-white majority, I don’t. I also prefer to live amongst whites, not “diversity.” Maybe that’s true of you, also.
     
    I did choose. I assimilated. But I doubt that will earn me the white status in your Richard Spencer fantasy American Reich (he seems to reserve the honorary Aryan status exclusively for Asian women).

    As for the U.S. Constitution, it is ALREADY subverted (my favorite subverted Amendments are the 2nd and the 10th). But I am slightly more optimistic than you in that I think a white electoral plurality will predominate for the foreseeable future. As for diversity, I prefer Mr. Derbyshire's model of immigration - a little salt with the soup makes the soup tasty, but too much salt ruins the soup.
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  179. @Twinkie

    I haven’t read it myself, but I’m guessing for her the book was personally gratifiying for both status-signaling and humble-bragging
     
    Thanks for proving my point about people who never read the book making assertions about it.

    In retrospect, I made soooo many mistakes as a mother. If they don’t both matriculate at H/Y/P the blame is on me! Not that these things really matter. Hahahahaha!
     
    You only got the first sentence right.

    Your comments lead me to surmise that you are not so interested in truth (or reality), but is more into making assertions and posturing about white nationalism, but per (small) chance you are curious what the book is actually about, I'll summarize very briefly.

    The book begins with her younger, cockier self who thought that Chinese tiger parenting was SO superior to other ways of raising children. She describes her upbringing and family history. Then she writes about how the tiger parenting worked pretty well on her first daughter, who was (is) a very dutiful type (that daughter, by the way, is the one who is serving as a JAG officer in the Navy).

    But her second daughter turned out to be a tougher nut to crack. That one screamed, fought, and was wilful and stubborn. At one point - during a trip to Russia as a family - Amy Chua basically cracked and - literally - ran (sprinted) away from her family at a restaurant after a meltdown with her second child. She basically admits defeat and lets her second daughter have her way, humbling her as a parent. Even her dutiful first daughter has a blowup at one point - correctly pointing out that she has done EVERYTHING her mother has asked compliantly and dutifully and yet her mother was on her case. "Just let it go - for once!"

    Her parenting methods may have been harsher than what most American parents would utilize (though I am not sure about that entirely, given that I know a lot of white tiger parents), but her experiences, both positive and negative, and especially humbling and defeat by "a difficult child" is something to which most parents, especially high IQ ones, can relate. And throughout the book, she makes numerous self-deprecating jokes at her own expense that are quite funny (it's almost as if she's playing a tiger mom character, makes that character seem as over-the-top as possible, and naturally finds ways to knock that character). They are not not "humble-brags" at all. Much of her moments of exasperation and grudging admission of defeat is quite touching to me as a fellow parent.

    I should also note that, whatever her book persona, her students (including at least one commenter here) have reported of her as being a nice person and a genuinely caring professor.

    Thanks for proving my point about people who never read the book making assertions about it.

    Assertions? Come on now, I wrote “I’m guessing.”

    Your comments lead me to surmise that you are not so interested in truth (or reality)

    Of course i’m interested in truth and reality. I wouldn’t comment here if Steve and commenters weren’t discussing serious matters. And I welcome considered and/or humorous rebuttals to my comments. I think we had a good exchange last time we conversed.

    Regarding Chua, she may be nice in person, but I’m unconvinced that an anecdote about her daughter’s meltdown during a family trip to Russia isn’t status signaling / humble bragging.

    You wrote earlier:

    [the book] was full of funny bits such as “I had come to accept that my dogs were not going to amount to anything.”

    Ooof. Even when making a ‘joke’ she projects stereotypical Asian status anxiety. That unfunny “dogs” line hooked me into replying to you in the first place!

    I thought, there must be better examples of Chua’s humor than that clunker. So I went to YouTube. Here’s Chua showcasing some punchlines from the book:

    “The Chinese Zodiac describes my daughters perfectly!”

    “Your violin is your pet.”

    Ouch. That last one bombed hard. I’m pretty sure she wasn’t joking.

    In the context of “defeating the model minority stereotype,” more oblivious humble-bragging:

    I reveal in the book that I was terrible at math and science—I rebelled and went into law school, I was the first Asian American to be an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review.

    Despite that, Twinkie, I must say I appreciate your earnest tabulation of why her book resonated with you regarding your family situation. I read a few reviews when it came out, they summarized it similarly, along with the more ‘sensational’ stuff.

    Anyway, brace yerself—here’s my unsolicited, unvarnished Amy Chua verdict:

    She’s a shallow chatterbox Real Housewife of New Haven with an above average IQ and elite credentials. In her defense, I guess it’s better that she’s a garish ticket-punching self-promoter rather than a SJW scold.

    If her lectures are as hucksterish as this TEDx talk with her husband, yikes: The conclusion has them noblesse-obliging about the American underclass while pretending their HBD-agnostic “triple package” theory will help solve macro social woes. Sonia Sotomayor made it, everyone! How inspiring. :)

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    I think I am done arguing about a book with someone who's never read it. If you are serious, read it and then argue.

    Otherwise it's just snarking and a series of unwarranted assertions, which is only mildly amusing in a very small dose.

    While you are at it, also read Chua's "World on Fire" and then see if she's merely "a shallow chatterbox Real Housewife of New Haven."
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  180. @Stan Adams
    Corvinus, this pissing match can serve no purpose.

    How many black neighbors do you have? How many blacks do you count among your friends and associates?

    May I have your address? I'd be happy to pass it along to Somali refugees looking for a free place to stay. (Surely you'd be willing to help them out.)

    “How many black neighbors do you have?”

    5 families live in my block. You?

    “How many blacks do you count among your friends and associates?”

    Three dozen. You?

    “May I have your address? I’d be happy to pass it along to Somali refugees looking for a free place to stay. (Surely you’d be willing to help them out.)”

    I help out Somali refugees at my local church. Would you like to know more, citizen?

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    5 families live in my block. You?
     
    None at the moment. And I'm satisfied with the status quo.

    Three dozen. You?
     
    A few, here and there.

    I help out Somali refugees at my local church. Would you like to know more, citizen?
     
    Not particularly.

    It's good to know that you're an honest-to-God useful idiot - a true believer - shilling for the forces of white dispossession, and not just a cynical opportunistic hypocrite. It makes your bullshit easier to bear.

    Corvinus, I hereby bestow upon you 100 GoodWhite brownie points. Don't forget: If you earn 100,000,000 points, then your children will be exempt from the deprivations yet to come in the brave new NAM-run world of tomorrow. Only 99,999,900 to go!
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  181. @Corvinus
    "How many black neighbors do you have?"

    5 families live in my block. You?

    "How many blacks do you count among your friends and associates?"

    Three dozen. You?

    "May I have your address? I’d be happy to pass it along to Somali refugees looking for a free place to stay. (Surely you’d be willing to help them out.)"

    I help out Somali refugees at my local church. Would you like to know more, citizen?

    5 families live in my block. You?

    None at the moment. And I’m satisfied with the status quo.

    Three dozen. You?

    A few, here and there.

    I help out Somali refugees at my local church. Would you like to know more, citizen?

    Not particularly.

    It’s good to know that you’re an honest-to-God useful idiot – a true believer – shilling for the forces of white dispossession, and not just a cynical opportunistic hypocrite. It makes your bullshit easier to bear.

    Corvinus, I hereby bestow upon you 100 GoodWhite brownie points. Don’t forget: If you earn 100,000,000 points, then your children will be exempt from the deprivations yet to come in the brave new NAM-run world of tomorrow. Only 99,999,900 to go!

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    "It’s good to know that you’re an honest-to-God useful idiot – a true believer – shilling for the forces of white dispossession, and not just a cynical opportunistic hypocrite. It makes your bullshit easier to bear."

    There is no white dispossession. That's a Fake News Story. Talk about shilling!
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  182. @Achmed E. Newman
    Is that good or bad? It doesn't sound particularly good, but I like almost all of Steve's stuff. No, golf - no, no, none of that.

    No, golf – no, no, none of that.

    I first became aware of — and hooked on — Sailer when I read Golfing With the Fishes. Interesting at so many levels.
    I came to Unz to read Peter Frost when his blog Evo and Proud moved here, and was delighted to discover Steve had a blog here, as well.
    I’ve had about all I can take of politics and SJWism, so nowadays I’m more likely to read and enjoy a post about golf, rock climbing or even baseball, than anything else.

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  183. @Stan Adams

    5 families live in my block. You?
     
    None at the moment. And I'm satisfied with the status quo.

    Three dozen. You?
     
    A few, here and there.

    I help out Somali refugees at my local church. Would you like to know more, citizen?
     
    Not particularly.

    It's good to know that you're an honest-to-God useful idiot - a true believer - shilling for the forces of white dispossession, and not just a cynical opportunistic hypocrite. It makes your bullshit easier to bear.

    Corvinus, I hereby bestow upon you 100 GoodWhite brownie points. Don't forget: If you earn 100,000,000 points, then your children will be exempt from the deprivations yet to come in the brave new NAM-run world of tomorrow. Only 99,999,900 to go!

    “It’s good to know that you’re an honest-to-God useful idiot – a true believer – shilling for the forces of white dispossession, and not just a cynical opportunistic hypocrite. It makes your bullshit easier to bear.”

    There is no white dispossession. That’s a Fake News Story. Talk about shilling!

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  184. @Corvinus
    "Well, when admissions to Stanford and the other Ivies is capped, IT IS A ZERO SUM GAME."

    Universities are increasingly relying on out of state tuition to cover their costs at the expense of in-state students who have the grades and qualifications. Talk to your state representative.

    "However, self-discovery and personal reflection is a private endeavor."

    Since when?

    "His broadcast of his journey to understand himself and his community is nothing more than self-advertisement. There is little substance beyond that in any of what he writes."

    That is for the public to decide. Besides, self-advertisement is part and parcel to the American experience. Promote what you do to gain admiration and respect. Reap the accompanying financial rewards in the process.

    Admission to these schools is set at a quota. Every spot someone like this takes is a spot a better (possibly?) candidate did not receive. His value added is little other than obstructing actual discussion. He is a modern day sophist and little beyond that role.

    His stated goal is to convert the more gullible of his generation to believe his bizarre worldview. There is nothing particularly wrong with that except his ideas are unoriginal and guide our nation towards ruin. At least Tennessee Coates can build unique ideas to explain his nonsense.

    Clearly this kid is adept at self-promotion about a completely false belief system. In that respect he is no better than a modern day Joseph Smith. While not at JS’s level, would you argue that JS has added much positive value to Amefican society? Or would you contend that his religious contributions have been a net positive?

    That noted, he is probably better than most at this schtick. Is that a positive trait for a university – being the most accomplished zealot? I am unsure.

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    "Admission to these schools is set at a quota. Every spot someone like this takes is a spot a better (possibly?) candidate did not receive."

    Such is life. I suggest male college applicants refer to the Return of Kings website to improve their "value".

    "His value added is little other than obstructing actual discussion. He is a modern day sophist and little beyond that role."

    No, his "value" led to substantive conversation, as evident by Mr. Sailer's two blog postings.

    "His stated goal is to convert the more gullible of his generation to believe his bizarre worldview."

    So what makes you other than gullible? And perhaps it could be you that has this "bizarre worldview"?

    " There is nothing particularly wrong with that except his ideas are unoriginal and guide our nation towards ruin."

    Right, because trying to make life better for all people leads to a country self-destructing.

    "Clearly this kid is adept at self-promotion about a completely false belief system."

    Again, no different than Mike Cernovich or Vox Day. Do you opine about their bogus narrative?

    "While not at JS’s level, would you argue that JS has added much positive value to Amefican society? Or would you contend that his religious contributions have been a net positive?"

    What metrics are involved here? How do you measure religion as a "net positive" and compare major religions in this fashion?

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  185. @Corvinus
    "The average white American man, woman, and child is being screwed by the type of policies advocated by parasites like this twerp. (So is the average black, as Mr. Sailer points out.)"

    Most average white Americans, you know, the good ones, haven't heard of this "tiger child", nor do they care. They have bigger fish to fry in their lives. As I correctly stated, it is manufactured outrage.

    "Not in the least. I find incessant self-promotion unseemly."

    You mean like a pan handler drive?

    "Mental masturbation, at which this kid is admittedly most proficient, is extremely tedious. He spends his entire life overcompensating for his perceived (and very real) inadequacies."

    It really bothers you that he is on the front lines trying to make a difference. Listen, if you truly believe that the elites are seeking your demise, then you should get off that couch and do something about it rather than incessantly lament about it.

    manufactured outrage

    What. We can’t vent in a blog comment section when an obvious shyster is praised by the establishment media?

    Normal people get upset when they see the innocent getting ripped off by a conman. Now Stanford University isn’t quite innocent, but Ziad’s schemes go way deeper than this one incident, and this story is illustrative of a broader cultural rot. This example is just so pungent.

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  186. “What. We can’t vent in a blog comment section when an obvious shyster is praised by the establishment media?”

    Vent all you want. But it comes down to action. What are you doing to stop the elites, Jews, and neocons from their machinations? Are you strong enough to get actively involved or simply impotent, thus remaining on the sidelines?

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  187. @Yak-15
    Admission to these schools is set at a quota. Every spot someone like this takes is a spot a better (possibly?) candidate did not receive. His value added is little other than obstructing actual discussion. He is a modern day sophist and little beyond that role.

    His stated goal is to convert the more gullible of his generation to believe his bizarre worldview. There is nothing particularly wrong with that except his ideas are unoriginal and guide our nation towards ruin. At least Tennessee Coates can build unique ideas to explain his nonsense.

    Clearly this kid is adept at self-promotion about a completely false belief system. In that respect he is no better than a modern day Joseph Smith. While not at JS's level, would you argue that JS has added much positive value to Amefican society? Or would you contend that his religious contributions have been a net positive?

    That noted, he is probably better than most at this schtick. Is that a positive trait for a university - being the most accomplished zealot? I am unsure.

    “Admission to these schools is set at a quota. Every spot someone like this takes is a spot a better (possibly?) candidate did not receive.”

    Such is life. I suggest male college applicants refer to the Return of Kings website to improve their “value”.

    “His value added is little other than obstructing actual discussion. He is a modern day sophist and little beyond that role.”

    No, his “value” led to substantive conversation, as evident by Mr. Sailer’s two blog postings.

    “His stated goal is to convert the more gullible of his generation to believe his bizarre worldview.”

    So what makes you other than gullible? And perhaps it could be you that has this “bizarre worldview”?

    ” There is nothing particularly wrong with that except his ideas are unoriginal and guide our nation towards ruin.”

    Right, because trying to make life better for all people leads to a country self-destructing.

    “Clearly this kid is adept at self-promotion about a completely false belief system.”

    Again, no different than Mike Cernovich or Vox Day. Do you opine about their bogus narrative?

    “While not at JS’s level, would you argue that JS has added much positive value to Amefican society? Or would you contend that his religious contributions have been a net positive?”

    What metrics are involved here? How do you measure religion as a “net positive” and compare major religions in this fashion?

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  188. Obviously beyond gay. Why doesn’t he try social justice in Bangladesh, Iran, Qatar or the multitude of African Muslim countries where gays are simply slaughtered sometimes after horrific torture?
    No, you see, you cannot make money from that.

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  189. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Do you feel the same way about European immigrants?
     
    You mean racially European? Like Français de souche? No.

    Do you want them to be as productive as they want in Europe, and not come to the U.S.?
     
    Strategically, I hope they stay in their homelands at least long enough to help purge invaders and traitors, should there be civil war(s).

    What about immigration to countries that are multi-racial?
     
    Depending on how cleverly it’s parsed, almost all countries are multiracial. To clarify, I meant greater Europe and the Anglosphere.

    But I am curious whether your views on immigration are based on citizenism or white nationalism.
     
    Both. I should note, IMO one need not be white to be a White Nationalist in the political sense. I gather you’re a citizenist, as per Sailer’s definition (correct me if I’m wrong). But you can also support White Nationalism if you want whites to be a solid perpetual majority and hegemony in their own established lands (again, greater Europe and the Anglosphere).

    I myself don’t hold eliminationist views toward non-whites in white lands. If one’s already here, and a citizen, one has the right to live in freedom. The rub is if civil conflict breaks out, there are likely to be racial dividing lines.

    It would be heartening if potential allies (#106) like you not only be citizenists, but support White Nationalism. You can “choose white.” You may believe that the U.S. Constitution will survive a non-white majority, I don’t. I also prefer to live amongst whites, not “diversity.” Maybe that’s true of you, also.

    should there be civil war(s).

    What the F is up with your civil war obsession? Are you some kind of alienated, unmarried dork with no kid who has never seen real violence? Do you share some kind of Nazi will-to-power fantasy as Richard Spencer and his ilk do?

    Both. I should note, IMO one need not be white to be a White Nationalist in the political sense. I gather you’re a citizenist, as per Sailer’s definition (correct me if I’m wrong). But you can also support White Nationalism if you want whites to be a solid perpetual majority and hegemony in their own established lands (again, greater Europe and the Anglosphere).

    You can’t be both unless you corrupt one of the terms. I am a citizenist, yes. I also support “white majoritarianism,” which is what you are referring to by whites maintaining a majority in the Anglosphere. White nationalism is typically indicative of exclusion of nonwhites. White ethno-state is the word that is often invoked in association with white nationalism writ politically.

    I myself don’t hold eliminationist views toward non-whites in white lands.

    Glad to know you don’t want to eliminate me and my children. I should be grateful, I guess. I am guessing, though, that “I myself…” hints at your fellow-travelers holding a different view.

    The rub is if civil conflict breaks out, there are likely to be racial dividing lines.

    For the love of all that is sacred and holy, what is your obsession with a civil/race war? You definitely sound like someone who wants it to happen. We have A LOT to worry/think about (gee, I don’t know, electoral demographics) long before we worry about race war.

    And let’s do a reality check about racial dividing lines, shall we? The last time there was a serious civil disturbance in which order of a large section of a city was lost (i.e. the L.A. Riots), what were the racial dividing lines? Were they whites vs. nonwhites? No. Blacks attacked and set fires, Hispanics looted. Whites and Asians were busy defending themselves and their livelihood.

    It would be heartening if potential allies (#106) like you not only be citizenists, but support White Nationalism.

    It would be extremely stupid and immoral for me to support those who hold “eliminationist views” regarding my children and me, as well as millions of my fellow citizens.

    You can “choose white.” You may believe that the U.S. Constitution will survive a non-white majority, I don’t. I also prefer to live amongst whites, not “diversity.” Maybe that’s true of you, also.

    I did choose. I assimilated. But I doubt that will earn me the white status in your Richard Spencer fantasy American Reich (he seems to reserve the honorary Aryan status exclusively for Asian women).

    As for the U.S. Constitution, it is ALREADY subverted (my favorite subverted Amendments are the 2nd and the 10th). But I am slightly more optimistic than you in that I think a white electoral plurality will predominate for the foreseeable future. As for diversity, I prefer Mr. Derbyshire’s model of immigration – a little salt with the soup makes the soup tasty, but too much salt ruins the soup.

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  190. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Thanks for proving my point about people who never read the book making assertions about it.
     
    Assertions? Come on now, I wrote “I’m guessing.”

    Your comments lead me to surmise that you are not so interested in truth (or reality)
     
    Of course i’m interested in truth and reality. I wouldn’t comment here if Steve and commenters weren’t discussing serious matters. And I welcome considered and/or humorous rebuttals to my comments. I think we had a good exchange last time we conversed.

    Regarding Chua, she may be nice in person, but I’m unconvinced that an anecdote about her daughter’s meltdown during a family trip to Russia isn’t status signaling / humble bragging.

    You wrote earlier:

    [the book] was full of funny bits such as “I had come to accept that my dogs were not going to amount to anything.”
     
    Ooof. Even when making a ‘joke’ she projects stereotypical Asian status anxiety. That unfunny “dogs” line hooked me into replying to you in the first place!

    I thought, there must be better examples of Chua’s humor than that clunker. So I went to YouTube. Here’s Chua showcasing some punchlines from the book:

    “The Chinese Zodiac describes my daughters perfectly!”

    “Your violin is your pet.”
     
    Ouch. That last one bombed hard. I’m pretty sure she wasn’t joking.

    In the context of “defeating the model minority stereotype,” more oblivious humble-bragging:

    I reveal in the book that I was terrible at math and science—I rebelled and went into law school, I was the first Asian American to be an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review.
     
    Despite that, Twinkie, I must say I appreciate your earnest tabulation of why her book resonated with you regarding your family situation. I read a few reviews when it came out, they summarized it similarly, along with the more ‘sensational’ stuff.

    Anyway, brace yerself—here’s my unsolicited, unvarnished Amy Chua verdict:

    She’s a shallow chatterbox Real Housewife of New Haven with an above average IQ and elite credentials. In her defense, I guess it’s better that she’s a garish ticket-punching self-promoter rather than a SJW scold.

    If her lectures are as hucksterish as this TEDx talk with her husband, yikes: The conclusion has them noblesse-obliging about the American underclass while pretending their HBD-agnostic “triple package” theory will help solve macro social woes. Sonia Sotomayor made it, everyone! How inspiring. :)

    I think I am done arguing about a book with someone who’s never read it. If you are serious, read it and then argue.

    Otherwise it’s just snarking and a series of unwarranted assertions, which is only mildly amusing in a very small dose.

    While you are at it, also read Chua’s “World on Fire” and then see if she’s merely “a shallow chatterbox Real Housewife of New Haven.”

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  191. @Anon 2
    Actually, about 60,000 Chinese still immigrate
    to the United States legally each year and thousands
    more illegally. Hundreds of thousands of the Chinese
    are in the U.S. illegally. Even Trump will have difficulty
    deporting them since China won't take them back. The
    number of Asians in the U.S. is growing exponentially,
    as one can even see on this forum. Pretty soon every other
    commenter on Unz will be Asian

    The number of Asians in the U.S. is growing exponentially

    Although the largest ethnic bloc among Asian immigrants is still Chinese, the fastest growing by far, have been South Asians/Indians.

    All East Asian (incl. Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese) immigration has declined substantially. Non-Chinese East Asians dramatically so (Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan all basically have First World living standards).

    as one can even see on this forum. Pretty soon every other commenter on Unz will be Asian

    Judging from intermarriage, East Asians in the U.S. are much more supportive of assimilation and white majoritarianism than are South Asians.

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