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Sure, public intellectual Ta-Nehisi Coates got a $625,000 MacArthur Genius Grant, but now Ibram X. Kendi, with his barely 3 digit IQ blows TNC’s mark away on the Bux/IQ metric with a $10 million payoff from Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter.

Kendi was recently (July 1, 2020) also awarded Boston U.’s endowed chair previously held by Elie Wiesel, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities, which honors the GOP Treasury Secretary under Harding, Coolidge and Hoover.

So the Summer of George has been very, very good for Ibram X. Kendi.

In The New Criterion, Theodore Dalrymple reviews recent bestsellers by both Kendi and Robin DiAngelo:

https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/9/hypocrite-hector

Robin Diangelo

White Fragility

Beacon Press, 192 pages, $16.00

Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist

One World, 320 pages, $27.00

A review of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo & How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

Compared with the labour of reading through these volumes, all other labour—the labour of thieves on the treadmill, of children in factories, of negroes in sugar plantations—is an agreeable recreation.

—Thomas Babington Macaulay, Burleigh and his Times (1832)

These two best-selling books about racism—White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo, and How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi—are tedious not because they are long but because of their almost unrelievedly hectoring tone.1 You feel in reading them that you have been cornered at a party by a monomaniac who will not let you escape until he has preached you into total silence, if not acquiescence. I can only conclude from their sales that people like being hectored.

Of the two books, Kendi’s is slightly the better, for it is part-memoir and occasionally has an anecdote from his life that is not told wholly through the lens of ideology, and which actually does speak to the undoubted difficulties of blacks in America with which it is easy to sympathize. …

Like DiAngelo, he is a rhetorician with little regard to or for the truth: … He differs from DiAngelo in believing that it is not just whites who can be racists, but all human beings, and in this sense he is somewhat better than she. But he is terribly muddled on the question of how far it is permissible to attribute group characteristics to populations without being racist. I do not think it is worthwhile trying to extract a coherent doctrine from him.

He is, however, consistent in one great error throughout his book: he does not distinguish inequity from inequality. He never uses the latter word. He does not appear to understand there could be no greater inequity than equality in a world of effort or lack of it. He believes that all differences in outcome between groups can be the result only of prejudice and discrimination, and that if the latter were removed the former would disappear. Nor does he recognize, even faintly, that to bring about the equality between groups that he believes is the only equitable arrangement for society would require a totalitarian regime that would make North Korea seem like a libertarian’s dream….

For him, the history of the world in general, and of America in particular, consists of genocide, slavery, and exploitation, and nothing else, carried out exclusively, as it happens, by Europeans, although Kendi does not hate whites qua whites. In Kendi’s telling, there is no achievement in this world, only perfidy (DiAngelo’s historiography is identical). Unearned privilege is not for him the inevitable precondition of civilized existence; neither does he say a word in praise, or even in acknowledgment, of the immense, if inevitably flawed, inheritance of Western civilization.

At the end of his book, Kendi tells us that he has developed cancer of the colon at an unusually early age. His wife, alas, developed cancer of the breast, likewise at an early age. This is very unlucky, and we feel for them. Both, however, receive the advanced medical treatment that might save their lives, as they would not have done if they had lived at any other time, or in most places, in human history. Kendi does not stop to wonder why this should be or how it came about. He has not the intellectual curiosity or detachment from his ego even to ask. Besides, to do so would not fit with his agenda, which is plainly totalitarian and power-mad.

Perhaps the most interesting question raised by these books is why, when they are so badly written, self-indulgent, and intellectually nugatory, when they are so plainly written in the spirit of what Karl Popper called reinforced dogmatism, they should be so popular among the Western intelligentsia. Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.

 
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  1. A Bentley, yes, a Bentley would be nice.

    • Replies: @Marty
    @Currahee

    In traffic next to a Bentley yesterday, I noticed that from the side, the front end is shaped just like Joe Camel.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Currahee

    "with no strings attached"

    I have no doubt the Twitter money will be put to good use. The judgement and sincerity of overripe blacks have been on full display for everyone to see.

    , @Antonius
    @Currahee

    Who provides security for the woke billionaire class? Surely not whitey? Protecting the likes of Dorsey et al should be considered an act of treason.

  2. On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.

    It is a risk all wealthy people have with their children.

    Since this “Center” is presumably a non profit, there is lots of necessary tax reporting, accounting, etc.

    Mr. X may be overdosing before the check clears. Not that I wish him any harm…

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Muggles


    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.
     
    Have you bought any lottery tickets this week?

    Replies: @Muggles, @Aardvark

    , @Mike Tre
    @Muggles

    10 million goes faster than you might think at the strip club. Ask Andre Rison and a few hundred other former NFL players.

    , @Jane Plain
    @Muggles

    Kendi didn't get the ten mill personally. His department got it. Likely the Jewish (or is it now Asian?) accountants at BU will see that it doesn't go directly into his mitts, so sadly, we'll see a lot of sludge coming from BU in the next few years. Even at current inflated prices $10M can get you a lot of professiorial wind.

  3. America is a can-do place.

    “Who can take a sunrise?
    (Who can take a sunrise?)
    Sprinkle it with dew
    (Sprinkle it with dew)
    Cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two

    The Candy Man (the candy man)
    The Candy Man can (the candy man can)
    The Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love
    And makes the world taste good
    (Makes the world taste good)

    Who can take the rainbow?
    (Who can take the rainbow?)
    Wrap it in a sigh
    (Wrap it in a sigh)
    Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie”

    • LOL: bruce county, Rob McX
    • Replies: @wren
    @Cortes

    Based Les Claypool version:

    https://youtu.be/5C9jJ2O79XI

  4. Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.

    I’m increasingly prone to think that this question:

    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium–quite possibly named Li or Wang–will try and answer.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”
     
    Siding with the ACLU over their own William Jennings Bryan?

    Jeez, Mr Scopes, Mrs Epperson... just pay the fine, and find another job!

    , @Flip
    @AnotherDad

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSQozWP-rM

    , @Ron Unz
    @AnotherDad


    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium–quite possibly named Li or Wang–will try and answer.
     
    Ha, ha, ha. That's exactly how I closed one of my own articles from a couple of years ago:

    I’ve also sometimes joked with my friends that when the true history of our last one hundred years is finally written and told—probably by a Chinese professor at a Chinese university—none of the students in his lecture hall will ever believe a word of it.
     
    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-oddities-of-the-jewish-religion/
    , @Stan d Mute
    @AnotherDad


    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”
     
    You should start by asking how a group of Bronze Age Jews was able to convince our ancestors to abandon their own gods and worship the JewGod. After that trick, the rest was mind-numbingly easy wasn’t it?
    , @Jane Plain
    @AnotherDad


    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”
     
    They weren't. Ever think of that, genius?

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    , @Lot
    @AnotherDad

    “the Gibbon of the next millennium–quite possibly named Li or Wang”

    More casual anti-English and anti-white racism, to suggest a “Li or Wang” could ever equal Gibbon.



    Till the reign of Severus, the virtue and even the good sense of the emperors had been distinguished by their real or affected reverence for the senate, and by a tender regard to the nice frame of civil policy instituted by Augustus. But the youth of Severus had been trained in the implicit obedience of camps, and his riper years spent in the despotism of military command. His haughty and inflexible spirit could not discover, or would not acknowledge, the advantage of preserving an intermediate power, however imaginary, between the emperor and the army. He disdained to profess himself the servant of an assembly that detested his person and trembled at his frown; he issued his commands, where his request would have proved as effectual; assumed the conduct and style of a sovereign and a conqueror, and exercised, without disguise, the whole legislative as well as the executive power.

    , @Bert
    @AnotherDad

    If the appropriate brain imaging + psychological attitude testing + genomic research is done on a group of Ashkenazi (with a European group as the control) before such work is impossible, then there will be two answers that Scholar Li will adduce. One will be a review of Kevin MacDonald's work documenting the proximate cause of the failure of European nerve: a century long assault on their culture by Ashkenazi activists and propagandists.

    The other answer will be the psychological-genetic research that will have demonstrated an innate, genetically-based negative ethnocentrism of Ashkenazim against Europeans, plausibly the result of natural selection in Eastern Europe between 1000 A.D. and 1940 A.D. Dr. Li will explain that the 40 generations of natural selection on Ashkenazi psychology that was exerted by Ashkenazi economic opportunities east of Germany is the ultimate cause for the downfall of European peoples.


    In biology:

    Ultimate causation explains traits in terms of evolutionary forces acting on them.

    Example: female animals often display preferences among male display traits, such as song. An ultimate explanation based on sexual selection states that females who display preferences have more vigorous or more attractive male offspring.

    Proximate causation explains biological function in terms of immediate physiological or environmental factors.

    Example: a female animal chooses to mate with a particular male during a mate choice trial. A possible proximate explanation states that one male produced a more intense signal, leading to elevated hormone levels in the female producing copulatory behaviour.
     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximate_and_ultimate_causation#:~:text=A%20proximate%20cause%20is%20an,%22real%22%20reason%20something%20occurred.
  5. Righties need to be getting on alternatives to twitter and facebook and begin the process of building them up so they can vacate twitter and facebook en masse just as myspace was abandoned years ago.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @anon

    Aaaaand then Visa and Mastercard refuses to allow payment. This has been attempted. The real issue is the absolute hatred for traditionalists and conservatives felt by establishmemt republicans in office. Remember Lindsay doing a selfie with a Chik-Fil-A sandwich? Imagine him using BitChute or Gab, and explaining how much he hates censorship. Might as well imagine him missing a girl.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Ari silver
    @anon

    That would necessitate getting off their buttocks, not going to happen. I use GAB.

  6. Everything we need to know about Kendi is that he is (more or less) the Atlantic cover story. The last time the Atlantic cover story wasn’t insipid nonsense, it was in an Ivan Reitman movie about ghosts. The actual cover is a design school tantrum, sober somber somnambulent black letters on white, as an unsmiling white-haired homosexual gentleman with perfectly rectangular sunglasses passes you on the way to his Lexus and temporarily tunes down his Apple product playing Questlove to solemnly acknowledge that we are the mature ones, and, y’know, Trump ate the sun. Beside the tidings of all rights reversed Kendi’s name and headline is balanced by somebody else writing about how the corona shakes will kill us all (which can only be the fault of … yeah).

  7. @Muggles
    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.

    It is a risk all wealthy people have with their children.

    Since this "Center" is presumably a non profit, there is lots of necessary tax reporting, accounting, etc.

    Mr. X may be overdosing before the check clears. Not that I wish him any harm...

    Replies: @Truth, @Mike Tre, @Jane Plain

    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    Have you bought any lottery tickets this week?

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Truth

    >>Have you bought any lottery tickets this week?<<

    Not yet. But since I'm spending a lot of my precious remaining time posting here, I'm already getting pretty close to oblivion.

    May as well do that with a big pile of undeserved riches. We'll see. Not holding my breath.

    , @Aardvark
    @Truth

    How much idiot can someone be if they can get someone to give them $10M?
    It's not the receiving party that is the idiot here....

    Replies: @Truth

  8. It gets worse. Kendi has a children’s book out for toddler aged children, called, Antiracist Baby.

    • Replies: @Change that Matters
    @Michelle

    I felt compelled to seek this out. Don't ask; more fool I.

    Here are the first six pages transcribed in full:

    "Antiracist Baby is bred, not born.
    Antiracist Baby is raised
    to make society transform.

    Babies are taught to be racist or antiracist -
    there's no neutrality.
    Take these 9 steps to make equity a reality.

    1. Open your eyes to all skin colors.

    Antiracist Baby learns all the colors,
    not because race is true.
    If you claim to be color-blind,
    you deny what's right in front of you.

    2. Use your words to talk about race.

    No one will see racism if we only stay silent.
    If we don't name racism,
    it won't stop being so violent."

    Are you really sticking to that 3-digit IQ story, Steve?

    The book has 1,200 ratings on Amazon, of which 82% of them are 5 stars. It sells for $7.68 on Kindle. It is 24 pages (you just read 25% of the book). It's current Kindle ranking is #758, and it's #1 in Children's Books on the U.S.

    Boethius puzzled over bad fortune without regard to merit in his Consolation of Philosophy. A future Boethius, presuming Western civilization can engender one, may well ponder good fortune in the same vein. Mr. Kendi would be an excellent case study.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Michelle

    , @Charlotte
    @Michelle

    Sample:


    Anti racist baby is bred, not born.

    Antiracist baby is raised to make society transform
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @Michelle

    , @Possumman
    @Michelle

    Looks a lot like the books "written" by Baltimore's Mayor Pugh--she sold boxes of them to non profits and other fellow travelers for hundreds of thousands of $-she is in the federal slammer currently.

    Replies: @Michelle

  9. Anon[165] • Disclaimer says:

    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.

    You nailed it. This might be fun to watch.

    I remember reading about a responsible young black lady working as a waitress to save money, but she took buses, transferring a couple of times to a restaurant far from her neighborhood. The reason: Apparently if you’re black and work at a retail establishment, or worse, own one, you attract friends and family looking for handouts. In a previous job black groups would pressure her to “forget” the bill or comp free desserts or the like, all day long. This kind of loser culture holds not only in the black community, but in the Hawaiian and Samoan community. The latter two because of strong family ties. Not sure what the origin is for blacks: a collective unconscious memory of a previous time when there were strong family ties, or a sense that all blacks are family against the man?

    At any rate, when Kendi, for example, hires grad students or staff he will either have to hire a raft of blacks, many flaky, or be criticised for not doing so. When he gives out grant money he will be operating in an environment where blacks always claim they don’t get paid what whites do and that their research topics are not considered as legitimate as whites. Applicants will complain about money and complain if Kendi doesn’t like their proposals. Also, managing people and projects is unlikely to be something his average IQ is capable of. Honestly, even outside of academia it has always surprised me that people who rise to the level where they have direct reports do not receive basic training in supervision (as opposed to management). There are best practices for supervisors and there are books and courses that teach these to you, the boring but critical stuff like what to do if people show up late or try to reverse delegate work to you, or whether you should continue to be palsy with them or establish some social distance.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @Anon

    I've heard almost identical scenarios from Africans. They took jobs far from home because if they worked and lived near their relatives they'd be expected and obligated to do all the things you mention.

    Replies: @bomag

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Anon

    Here is an excellent article by Dalrymple on his time in Africa: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/out-of-africa/


    With three doctors, I rented an elegant colonial house set in beautiful grounds tended by a garden “boy” called Moses (the “boy” in garden boy or houseboy implied no youth: once, in East Africa, I was served by a houseboy who was 94, who had lived in the same family for 70 years, and who would have seen the suggestion of retirement as insulting). Surrounding the house was a flagstone veranda where breakfast was served on linen in the cool of the morning, the soft light of the sunrise spreading through the foliage of the jacaranda trees; even the harsh cry of the go-away bird seemed grateful on the ear.
     

    The black doctors who earned the same salary as we whites could not achieve the same standard of living for a very simple reason: they had an immense number of social obligations. They were expected to provide for an ever-expanding circle of family members and people from their village, tribe, and province. An income that allowed a white to live like a lord scarcely raised a black above the level of his family.
     
    , @Anonymous
    @Anon


    Not sure what the origin is for blacks: a collective unconscious memory of a previous time when there were strong family ties, or a sense that all blacks are family against the man?
     
    Uh, maybe they just like receiving free stuff. A lot of people do.
  10. Anonymous[328] • Disclaimer says:

    Dorsey’s psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.

    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him. Utterly creeped out by his super beta seduction technique.

    His diet and fasting regime is eccentric nonsense to go with his nonsense radical chic politics. $10M? I predict even crazier attempts at status signaling in the future.

    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.

    He needs 1 caveman diet 2 combat fight training and 3 traditional Christianity to bring him back from the brink. Not rapture garbage or estrogen soaked woke church or eastern mysticism. Not veganism.

    Jesus Christ fought the good fight against totalitarian scum. Dorsey needs to follow in those footsteps but he won’t because above all he is a coward. Absolutely caved to the anti-American post-American activism. Utterly rejects free speech.

    His T level has probably cratered. He can’t think straight. Joined the synagogue of satan and it’s making him crazy.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Anonymous


    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him.
     
    LOL

    Replies: @Tlotsi

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Anonymous

    Agree with all of above.

    Earlier he professed a fey, if perhaps sincere, devotion to free speech. Now he's just turned the whole thing over to a woke devi grifter to turn into another sh*thole.

    Also, for a guy with such a peculiar facial profile, he probably shouldn't showcase it in his Twitter header.

    , @restless94110
    @Anonymous


    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.
     
    What you talklin' 'bout, Willis?

    The Crumb family? The only person of any note in the Crumb family is Robert, who is in his late 70s and has been living in the south of France for over 20 years. He did an interview maybe 10 years ago (it used to be on YouTube, not sure if it still is) and he hasn't changed at all in his views and philosophy from when he was a young man.

    This sentence is a real mystery. I have the feeling that most readers of your comment just ignored it because they have not even a clue as to who "the Crumb family" even is.

    Explain yourself.

    Replies: @Bert

    , @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Dorsey’s psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.
    ...

     

    Don't know anything about the guy, but still agree with this.

    From quick read of his bio he's unfortunately another embarassment to the tribe--my tribe, part Irish Americans.

    It's hard to understand people like this. If i'd lucked into this sort of money, can't say what i'd be doing but, i damn sure wouldn't be this sort of pathetic cucky tool.

    From a career in tech, it's definitely true that while there are a lot of very intelligent and reasonably informed and well-rounded people, there is also a pretty big stratum of guys intellectually fascinated by tech, but utterly ignorant of the world. They never had much interest in "the world", have a mediocre base of knowledge about the world outside of tech and have never thought very long or hard about how people, communities, nations, civilizations work, about how we actually got here. And as a result their ideas about politics are generally pretty stupid. (Pie in the sky libertarianism, corporate one-world-market, globohomoism or trendy leftism.)

    Another day, another rich beta gentile cucking. Doesn't this guy have any guy friends to smack him upside the head and get him to wise up? I guess when you get that rich, the answer is "no".

    Replies: @black sea

  11. Can black ‘intellectuals’ blow through money as fast a black rappers? We’re about to find out.

  12. Laying donations on an altar to achieve miracles doesn’t do anything, but it makes the believer feel better. Dorsey’s a pagan simpleton at heart.

    • Agree: bomag
  13. @anon
    Righties need to be getting on alternatives to twitter and facebook and begin the process of building them up so they can vacate twitter and facebook en masse just as myspace was abandoned years ago.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ari silver

    Aaaaand then Visa and Mastercard refuses to allow payment. This has been attempted. The real issue is the absolute hatred for traditionalists and conservatives felt by establishmemt republicans in office. Remember Lindsay doing a selfie with a Chik-Fil-A sandwich? Imagine him using BitChute or Gab, and explaining how much he hates censorship. Might as well imagine him missing a girl.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @J.Ross

    Twitter and facebook are free. There was no payment to be declined by visa or mastercard.
    The payoff is that these sites track your online activity and sell that info to marketing companies. I suppose they could do a few margin ads also.

  14. Who had Edward Gibbon on their bingo card?

  15. My God, Jack Dorsey makes Mark Zuckerberg look like a Navy Seal.

    • LOL: Clyde
  16. O/T, or perhaps F/U:

    Joshua Sessoms, Darius Sessoms, brother:

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article181845576.html

    This is one weird family. Joshua and Darius are not Tyshawn and DeQuavius names. Something tells me the parents (who appear to be married) are at least lower middle class.

    PS Joshua Thomas and Darius Nathaniel. How could parents who named their kids such nice names have screwed up twice?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jane Plain

    The older brother had an athletic scholarship to North Carolina State, where he enrolled in a social work program.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

  17. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    Sorry, OT, but:

    With the indictment, Mr. Bannon became the seventh Trump associate to have been charged with federal crimes, a list that includes Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager; Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser; and Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s onetime lawyer and fixer.

    Wow that’s some serious stuff. The Swamp is so incredibly vengeful.

    OTOH, either Bannon is guilty, or prosecution is stupid. Unless the motivation behind it is not to prosecute but to provide an extra opportunity to throw some mud at Trump.

  18. Here’s a hint of what may be happening.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/activist-investor-said-seeking-to-oust-twitter-chief-dorsey/

    Activist investor said seeking to oust Twitter chief Dorsey

    Jewish billionaire Paul Singer has acquired a stake in the social media company and now wants to remove its CEO, according to media reports

    Singer is also the founder of Start-Up Nation Central, a Tel Aviv-based non-profit that seeks to connect business and government leaders around the world with the Israeli people and technologies that can solve their most pressing challenges.

    If you want to be on the good side of the Jewish globalist elites, this is definitely a helpful move.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Paul Singer is as bad as Jack Dorsey. We can thank Singer for getting gay marriage in New York State. Reportedly, Singer demanded that that the state GOP not seek to stop gay marriage, as a precondition of continuing to receive his $. And no, he does not appear to be gay.

    Replies: @Flip, @Dan Hayes

    , @Dan Hayes
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If would be utterly delicious poetic justice if Paul Singer proved to be The Lord High Executioner of Jack Dorsey!

  19. … and which actually does speak to the undoubted difficulties of blacks in America with which it is easy to sympathize. …

    Says the man who has never actually had to live among American blacks.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Cloudbuster

    He's a prison doctor. He's no stranger to lowlifes.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Neuday

  20. @Anonymous
    Dorsey's psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.

    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him. Utterly creeped out by his super beta seduction technique.

    His diet and fasting regime is eccentric nonsense to go with his nonsense radical chic politics. $10M? I predict even crazier attempts at status signaling in the future.

    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.

    He needs 1 caveman diet 2 combat fight training and 3 traditional Christianity to bring him back from the brink. Not rapture garbage or estrogen soaked woke church or eastern mysticism. Not veganism.

    Jesus Christ fought the good fight against totalitarian scum. Dorsey needs to follow in those footsteps but he won't because above all he is a coward. Absolutely caved to the anti-American post-American activism. Utterly rejects free speech.

    His T level has probably cratered. He can't think straight. Joined the synagogue of satan and it's making him crazy.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @Almost Missouri, @restless94110, @AnotherDad

    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him.

    LOL

    • Replies: @Tlotsi
    @BenKenobi

    You mean he's not gay?

  21. The Sage of Baltimore was talking about Christian apologetics, but what he said applies perfectly to our secular religion of anti-white racism.

    “It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false. To admit that the false has any standing in court, that it ought to be handled gently because millions of morons cherish it and thousands of quacks make their livings propagating it… is to abandon a just cause to its enemies, cravenly and without excuse…”

    • Replies: @Anonymousse
    @Steve in Greensboro

    I guess that’s what I’d expect to pass as a “sage” in a country in which Kendi passes as a public intellectual. Merely different flavors of decadence intended for different palates.

  22. Perhaps the most interesting question raised by these books is why, when they are so badly written, self-indulgent, and intellectually nugatory, when they are so plainly written in the spirit of what Karl Popper called reinforced dogmatism, they should be so popular among the Western intelligentsia.

    The short answer to this “interesting question” is that 99% of our intelligentsia are just vapid phonies, looking to “brand” themselves for advantage. They have no actual intellectual integrity whatsoever.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  23. “So the Summer of George has been very, very good for Ibram X. Kendi.”
    Steve, all good things must come to an end. If you recall, George Costanza’s Summer of George ended with his slipping on an invitation and down some stairs, putting him in a wheelchair.

  24. @Anon

    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.
     

    You nailed it. This might be fun to watch.

    I remember reading about a responsible young black lady working as a waitress to save money, but she took buses, transferring a couple of times to a restaurant far from her neighborhood. The reason: Apparently if you’re black and work at a retail establishment, or worse, own one, you attract friends and family looking for handouts. In a previous job black groups would pressure her to “forget” the bill or comp free desserts or the like, all day long. This kind of loser culture holds not only in the black community, but in the Hawaiian and Samoan community. The latter two because of strong family ties. Not sure what the origin is for blacks: a collective unconscious memory of a previous time when there were strong family ties, or a sense that all blacks are family against the man?

    At any rate, when Kendi, for example, hires grad students or staff he will either have to hire a raft of blacks, many flaky, or be criticised for not doing so. When he gives out grant money he will be operating in an environment where blacks always claim they don’t get paid what whites do and that their research topics are not considered as legitimate as whites. Applicants will complain about money and complain if Kendi doesn’t like their proposals. Also, managing people and projects is unlikely to be something his average IQ is capable of. Honestly, even outside of academia it has always surprised me that people who rise to the level where they have direct reports do not receive basic training in supervision (as opposed to management). There are best practices for supervisors and there are books and courses that teach these to you, the boring but critical stuff like what to do if people show up late or try to reverse delegate work to you, or whether you should continue to be palsy with them or establish some social distance.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Jim Don Bob, @Anonymous

    I’ve heard almost identical scenarios from Africans. They took jobs far from home because if they worked and lived near their relatives they’d be expected and obligated to do all the things you mention.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Cloudbuster

    And none of it will be Ibram X Kendi's fault 'cause, you know, ___ISM!

  25. His GPA was below 3.0; his SAT scores were just above 1000.

    Let’s see what a SAT to IQ conversion site has to say:

    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx

    Assuming that by “just over 1000” the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor’s IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD).

    And here’s a piece from Charles Murray where he notes that a person with a 110 IQ really has no business getting an undergraduate degree…..

    https://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/10/17/charles-murray/do-you-have-any-idea-what-iq-110

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @syonredux

    '... Assuming that by “just over 1000” the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor’s IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD)...'

    Still, he's able to run his con competently.

    I wonder if he's got an intelligent white girlfriend or something?

    Replies: @bomag

    , @Flip
    @syonredux

    He is too young to use the pre-recentering chart which likely makes his IQ lower.

    , @syonredux
    @syonredux

    I do hope that Dr Kendi gets his money in Idiocracy -dollars.....



    https://cdn.quotesgram.com/img/74/13/1586831741-idiocracy_money.jpg



    Of course, the Idiocracy design is hideously "white." Perhaps the currency should be re-designed so that it features Dr Kendi's visage, as a more appropriate symbol of #1619 America.....


    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/b07/50c/950d74122e2d2dc4f1b32911094f5a3d70-17-ibram-x-kendi.rsocial.w1200.jpg

    , @Seneca44
    @syonredux

    Probably did not need to crack the triple digits in the IQ test to get his doctorate in African American Studies. One really has to wonder what they study in the upper level and graduate classes. Differential equations to explain disparate impact? Doubt it. Behavioral genetics? Probably would not like what they find.

    , @Ben tillman
    @syonredux

    You should be using the post-recentering rating scale for him. Should knock off 6 or 7 IQ points.

    , @res
    @syonredux

    Flip's right about you wanting to use the post-1995 version of the conversion (Kendi was born in 1982).
    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/SATIQ.aspx
    The odd thing is that page actually gives a higher estimate for 1010 (109.46) than your link (the ceiling is lower though).

    Which is nonsensical given that the whole purpose of the 1995 recentering was to adjust the scoring so 1000 was average again. Roughly speaking that meant increasing the combined scores in the center range 100 points. So 1010 post-1995 is roughly equivalent to 910 before. Which in your chart would be an IQ of 97.12.

    For much more on the recentering see Dorans (2004)
    The Recentering of SAT® Scales and Its Effects on Score Distributions and Score Interpretations
    https://www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/RR-02-04-Dorans.pdf

  26. By the way.

    (((Strauss)))

    This picture may be oddly appropriate.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The backstory behind that is pretty funny; turns out the prime mover of the cosmos Empress Beyonce I had her immanent yet ineluctable hand in it:
    https://forward.com/fast-forward/380495/huffington-post-goy-bye-headline-bannon/

    , @D. K.
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/justice-for-steve-bannon

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

  27. I keep thinking that we’re living in the plot of a work like C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength, that it couldn’t be sheer stupidity that induces Dorsey to do this.

    He has a doctorate in black studies. The number of people who cadge baccalaureate degrees in black studies each year in this country is under 700 (out of 1.9 million baccalaureate degrees issued). There is almost no student demand for classes in the subject. It’s faculty patronage for privileged political interests. The quantum of his published research might get you tenure at a 2d rate teaching institution, and he’s sitting on an endowed chair at a research university. None of the supposedly peer-reviewed material is to be found outside the black studies self-enclosure.

    A generation ago, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom rummaged through what quantitative data they could find and concluded that about 30% of the blacks admitted to law school ca. 1997 would not ordinary quality for admission to evan a 4th tier law school and that the remaining 70% were commonly mismatched with institution that admitted them. Law students account for < 1% of those enrolled in four-year institutions today. Nowadays, you can glean from the numbers that between 30% and 50% of all black students admitted to undergraduate programs at 4 year institutions would not be deemed college material were they not black. They'll admit anyone with an equivalency and a pulse beat. It just gets worse and worse and no one knows where the bottom is.

    • Thanks: JMcG, Ed
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Art Deco


    The number of people who cadge baccalaureate degrees in black studies each year in this country is under 700 (out of 1.9 million baccalaureate degrees issued). There is almost no student demand for classes in the subject.
     
    The absolute coolest majors have to be at the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

    B.A., INUPIAQ ESKIMO

    B.A., YUP'IK ESKIMO

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c9/6f/22/c96f22c7ddd3a2c771c235e00b1948fd.jpg

    Nagligivagit, Umiaryuap Publimaaqpaga tattaurniq ammayaq
    I love you and my hovercraft is full of eels.

    What about a major in sports information?

    In 1990, Ferrell graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information, which most people don't even know exists.

    "Yes, you heard me, sports information," he joked in a commencement speech at his alma mater in 2017. "A program so difficult, so arduous, that they discontinued it eight years after I left. Those of us with sports information degrees are an elite group. We're like the Navy SEALs of USC graduates. There are very few of us, and there was a high dropout rate."

    https://bestlifeonline.com/30-celebrities-with-surprising-college-degrees/

    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/079/2fe/3204ca33a3ac8385976485773140d356b1-12-will-ferrell-usc-commencement.rsocial.w1200.jpg

     

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @varsicule
    @Art Deco


    no one knows where the bottom is
     
    Zimbabwe
  28. ‘… Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer…’

    Let us hope the Edward Gibbon of the next millennium is not writing on parchment with a goose quill by the light of a fire.

    Let us also hope that even if he is not genetically 100% white, at least he doesn’t have a significant percentage of black ancestry.

  29. Thanks @jack and #startsmall for supporting the @AntiracismCtr at @bu_tweets. Your $10M donation, with no strings attached, gives us the resources and flexibility to greatly expand our antiracist work. The endowment is vital, as we build our new Center.

    That “no strings attached” is the equivalent of the most contemptuous smirk a home invader ever directed at a hostage. When Kendi couldn’t be bothered to cobble up a better cover story than “building our new Center” – the same exact con countless televangelists have fleeced an audience of mouth-breathers with, what with its WIIIIDE latitudes of “operating expenses” and “cost overruns” with which to cover Caribbean junkets and impromptu AirB&B parties – Dr Mushmouth performed the same African-American spasm of celebration that bewitched Baltimore civic parasites Nick and Marilyn Mosby not so very long ago….hopefully restricted to the confines of his office at “the old Center”, without cameras rolling to capture the moment:

    Meanwhile, here’s the good “Doctor’s” tweet, translated into Basic White Man:

    Dear Jack,

    Thanks for the bribe. We own you now. While we of course cannot guarantee to kill you last, we gonna try.

    Ib

    PS: how the fuck you spell Mazarotty? Bitch-ass Google won’t bring up the damn dealership!

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Ragno


    PS: how the fuck you spell Mazarotty? Bitch-ass Google won’t bring up the damn dealership!
     
    If he can't spell principles, it's unlikely he can spell Maserati.
    , @Altai
    @Ragno

    We need an argon crystal laser cannon to fight racism.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3y28JBIsjs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayCeeGbW_og

  30. anon[945] • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps the most interesting question raised by these books is why, when they are so badly written, self-indulgent, and intellectually nugatory, when they are so plainly written in the spirit of what Karl Popper called reinforced dogmatism, they should be so popular among the Western intelligentsia.

    Lol, I love self-answering questions!

    Hint:
    This stuff is just Tony Robbins stuff for people with extra diplomas on the wall.

  31. @JohnnyWalker123
    By the way.


    https://twitter.com/SDNYnews/status/1296438759198687232



    (((Strauss)))



    This picture may be oddly appropriate.

    https://www.jewishledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/HuffPost-Bannon-headline-%E2%80%98Goy-bye%E2%80%99-creates-backlash.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @D. K.

    The backstory behind that is pretty funny; turns out the prime mover of the cosmos Empress Beyonce I had her immanent yet ineluctable hand in it:
    https://forward.com/fast-forward/380495/huffington-post-goy-bye-headline-bannon/

  32. @syonredux

    His GPA was below 3.0; his SAT scores were just above 1000.
     
    Let's see what a SAT to IQ conversion site has to say:


    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx

    Assuming that by "just over 1000" the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor's IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD).

    And here's a piece from Charles Murray where he notes that a person with a 110 IQ really has no business getting an undergraduate degree.....

    https://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/10/17/charles-murray/do-you-have-any-idea-what-iq-110

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Flip, @syonredux, @Seneca44, @Ben tillman, @res

    ‘… Assuming that by “just over 1000” the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor’s IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD)…’

    Still, he’s able to run his con competently.

    I wonder if he’s got an intelligent white girlfriend or something?

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Colin Wright


    Still, he’s able to run his con competently.
     
    He's just a figurehead picked up by the well oiled grifters in the NGO/Foundation/leftist charity circuit.
  33. I can only conclude from their sales that people like being hectored.

    Or that those buying the books are not the ones reading them. How many are in libraries? Philanthropic giveaways?

    How to Be an Antiracist = A nonwhite castrata bio.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Reg Cæsar

    Captive audiences. With Ta Nehesi Coates, colleges would purchase tens of thousand of copies of his "things" and issue one to every incoming freshman as his required summer reading.

    I'm guessing that sort of practice, plus professors in required courses forcing students buy the thing, if they don't already have it. (Back in 2000-2001, Andrew Hacker's race "thing," Two Nations, was Amazon's #1 social science book at my undergrad alma mater, SUNY Stony Brook, thanks to the same practice.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  34. Only in America can an undistinguished Negro of average intelligence be heralded as an intellectual and given a position at a prestigious university, and then be given $10 million by a white man after writing a tedious and unreflective book blaming every problem of blacks on white racism.

    That’s one hell of a scam.

    If this country isn’t fucked up beyond repair, I don’t know what is.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    @Dr. X

    At least he wrote his own damn book, c.f., Barry O'Bama!

  35. @ muggies –
    this would be the place to repeat this observation:
    1. ‘we’ (all of us in general) work and strive and bust our butts for not just ourselves, but our spousal unit/kids to ‘have a better future’…
    2. of those who -through luck, pluck, or suck- ‘make it big’ (YMMV), one of their reasons was ‘so they could give their kids all the advantages they never had as a kid growing up’… (and yet they somehow made it in spite of their ‘handicap’… or was it because of it ? hmmm)
    3. then, in spite of all the advantages, tutors, elite schools, therapists, etc, etc, etc, all i have heard about is rich/famous peoples’ kids being skull fucked, usually in multiple ways, drugged, out, entitled, spoiled, useless slackers and incipient criminals…
    not too many nobel prize winners, brain surgeons, or even CPAs among the progeny of rich/famous folks… hmmmm…
    pretty sure they needed more whippun’s and beatin’s, not hookers and blow at age 12…

  36. @AnotherDad

    Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.
     
    I'm increasingly prone to think that this question:

    "How were white gentiles--who created the most successful civilization in human history--so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?"

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium--quite possibly named Li or Wang--will try and answer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Flip, @Ron Unz, @Stan d Mute, @Jane Plain, @Lot, @Bert

    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”

    Siding with the ACLU over their own William Jennings Bryan?

    Jeez, Mr Scopes, Mrs Epperson… just pay the fine, and find another job!

  37. @JohnnyWalker123
    Here's a hint of what may be happening.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/activist-investor-said-seeking-to-oust-twitter-chief-dorsey/

    Activist investor said seeking to oust Twitter chief Dorsey
     

    Jewish billionaire Paul Singer has acquired a stake in the social media company and now wants to remove its CEO, according to media reports
     

    Singer is also the founder of Start-Up Nation Central, a Tel Aviv-based non-profit that seeks to connect business and government leaders around the world with the Israeli people and technologies that can solve their most pressing challenges.

     

    If you want to be on the good side of the Jewish globalist elites, this is definitely a helpful move.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Dan Hayes

    Paul Singer is as bad as Jack Dorsey. We can thank Singer for getting gay marriage in New York State. Reportedly, Singer demanded that that the state GOP not seek to stop gay marriage, as a precondition of continuing to receive his $. And no, he does not appear to be gay.

    • Replies: @Flip
    @Nicholas Stix

    His son is.

    , @Dan Hayes
    @Nicholas Stix

    Paul Singer may not be gay but his son is. This fact supposedly motivates the father's activities as a gaydom activist.

    BTW, Tucker Carlson has done an exemplary job uncovering some of Paul Singer's unsavory uber capitalist activities!

    Replies: @anonymous

  38. Bezos is going to donate $1B minimum to BLM, it’s coming so you guys prepare yourselves lol.

    • Replies: @Daniel Williams
    @Ed

    Cool. That’ll buy a lot of AR-15s for the Not Fucking Around Crew. Maybe the problem will take care of itself.

  39. @JohnnyWalker123
    Here's a hint of what may be happening.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/activist-investor-said-seeking-to-oust-twitter-chief-dorsey/

    Activist investor said seeking to oust Twitter chief Dorsey
     

    Jewish billionaire Paul Singer has acquired a stake in the social media company and now wants to remove its CEO, according to media reports
     

    Singer is also the founder of Start-Up Nation Central, a Tel Aviv-based non-profit that seeks to connect business and government leaders around the world with the Israeli people and technologies that can solve their most pressing challenges.

     

    If you want to be on the good side of the Jewish globalist elites, this is definitely a helpful move.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Dan Hayes

    If would be utterly delicious poetic justice if Paul Singer proved to be The Lord High Executioner of Jack Dorsey!

  40. @Reg Cæsar

    I can only conclude from their sales that people like being hectored.
     
    Or that those buying the books are not the ones reading them. How many are in libraries? Philanthropic giveaways?


    How to Be an Antiracist = A nonwhite castrata bio.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    Captive audiences. With Ta Nehesi Coates, colleges would purchase tens of thousand of copies of his “things” and issue one to every incoming freshman as his required summer reading.

    I’m guessing that sort of practice, plus professors in required courses forcing students buy the thing, if they don’t already have it. (Back in 2000-2001, Andrew Hacker’s race “thing,” Two Nations, was Amazon’s #1 social science book at my undergrad alma mater, SUNY Stony Brook, thanks to the same practice.)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Nicholas Stix


    Andrew Hacker’s race “thing,” Two Nations
     
    Hacker attended an American Renaissance conference about that time, where I saw him chatting politely with David Duke.

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    Unfortunately, whites in their late 20s and 30s aren't much better these days. My son's (online) grade school just sent us his yearbook, and there are several spellings of "Braden" applied to both sexes. (Before anyone asks, "What's wrong with 'Braden?', please inform us what's right with it.)

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

  41. @Anonymous
    Dorsey's psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.

    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him. Utterly creeped out by his super beta seduction technique.

    His diet and fasting regime is eccentric nonsense to go with his nonsense radical chic politics. $10M? I predict even crazier attempts at status signaling in the future.

    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.

    He needs 1 caveman diet 2 combat fight training and 3 traditional Christianity to bring him back from the brink. Not rapture garbage or estrogen soaked woke church or eastern mysticism. Not veganism.

    Jesus Christ fought the good fight against totalitarian scum. Dorsey needs to follow in those footsteps but he won't because above all he is a coward. Absolutely caved to the anti-American post-American activism. Utterly rejects free speech.

    His T level has probably cratered. He can't think straight. Joined the synagogue of satan and it's making him crazy.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @Almost Missouri, @restless94110, @AnotherDad

    Agree with all of above.

    Earlier he professed a fey, if perhaps sincere, devotion to free speech. Now he’s just turned the whole thing over to a woke devi grifter to turn into another sh*thole.

    Also, for a guy with such a peculiar facial profile, he probably shouldn’t showcase it in his Twitter header.

  42. @J.Ross
    @anon

    Aaaaand then Visa and Mastercard refuses to allow payment. This has been attempted. The real issue is the absolute hatred for traditionalists and conservatives felt by establishmemt republicans in office. Remember Lindsay doing a selfie with a Chik-Fil-A sandwich? Imagine him using BitChute or Gab, and explaining how much he hates censorship. Might as well imagine him missing a girl.

    Replies: @Anon

    Twitter and facebook are free. There was no payment to be declined by visa or mastercard.
    The payoff is that these sites track your online activity and sell that info to marketing companies. I suppose they could do a few margin ads also.

  43. @JohnnyWalker123
    By the way.


    https://twitter.com/SDNYnews/status/1296438759198687232



    (((Strauss)))



    This picture may be oddly appropriate.

    https://www.jewishledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/HuffPost-Bannon-headline-%E2%80%98Goy-bye%E2%80%99-creates-backlash.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @D. K.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @D. K.

    A very thoughtful and well reasoned defense of Steve Bannon.

    BTW, Crisis Magazine is a topnotch Catholic publication which usually stays clear of overtly political articles!

  44. @AnotherDad

    Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.
     
    I'm increasingly prone to think that this question:

    "How were white gentiles--who created the most successful civilization in human history--so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?"

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium--quite possibly named Li or Wang--will try and answer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Flip, @Ron Unz, @Stan d Mute, @Jane Plain, @Lot, @Bert

  45. Black people run America. Have since the 1960s. Smarts = loserdom. Just ask those smart Germans. Dominance is everything. Keeping it real wins blacks America. And ownership of every White man.

  46. @Muggles
    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.

    It is a risk all wealthy people have with their children.

    Since this "Center" is presumably a non profit, there is lots of necessary tax reporting, accounting, etc.

    Mr. X may be overdosing before the check clears. Not that I wish him any harm...

    Replies: @Truth, @Mike Tre, @Jane Plain

    10 million goes faster than you might think at the strip club. Ask Andre Rison and a few hundred other former NFL players.

  47. @Nicholas Stix
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Paul Singer is as bad as Jack Dorsey. We can thank Singer for getting gay marriage in New York State. Reportedly, Singer demanded that that the state GOP not seek to stop gay marriage, as a precondition of continuing to receive his $. And no, he does not appear to be gay.

    Replies: @Flip, @Dan Hayes

    His son is.

  48. When is the last time the Mellon Foundation gave money to a professor whose work Andrew Mellon would have respected and supported?

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @Barnard

    Probably about the same time as the Sloan, Kettering, Ford, or any other foundation of the era.

    Great fortunes can do great things in the active hands of those who built them (Bezos, Musk, Allen are current era examples), but go to almost immediate rot in the hands of well-educated philanthropic bureaucrats.

    This cancer all began with the intelligentsia and spread through the halls of academia until its metastasized into the sewer we see today. This proves that exceptionally stupid ideas and those who espouse them must be nipped in the bud (much as they are attempting to do to those who employ facts and reason). Nature is no longer sufficiently culling our idiots. It’s time to just strap them all into infusion chairs, feed them their steady dose of SSRI, MOAI, etc, with VR goggles and Disney so they can frolic in their safe egalitarian non-tribal utopias while the rest of us repair the damage they’ve already done.

  49. @syonredux

    His GPA was below 3.0; his SAT scores were just above 1000.
     
    Let's see what a SAT to IQ conversion site has to say:


    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx

    Assuming that by "just over 1000" the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor's IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD).

    And here's a piece from Charles Murray where he notes that a person with a 110 IQ really has no business getting an undergraduate degree.....

    https://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/10/17/charles-murray/do-you-have-any-idea-what-iq-110

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Flip, @syonredux, @Seneca44, @Ben tillman, @res

    He is too young to use the pre-recentering chart which likely makes his IQ lower.

  50. Kendi is delusional if he thinks there could ever be a government entity, such as his DOA, without political appointments.

  51. @syonredux

    His GPA was below 3.0; his SAT scores were just above 1000.
     
    Let's see what a SAT to IQ conversion site has to say:


    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx

    Assuming that by "just over 1000" the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor's IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD).

    And here's a piece from Charles Murray where he notes that a person with a 110 IQ really has no business getting an undergraduate degree.....

    https://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/10/17/charles-murray/do-you-have-any-idea-what-iq-110

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Flip, @syonredux, @Seneca44, @Ben tillman, @res

    I do hope that Dr Kendi gets his money in Idiocracy -dollars…..

    Of course, the Idiocracy design is hideously “white.” Perhaps the currency should be re-designed so that it features Dr Kendi’s visage, as a more appropriate symbol of #1619 America…..

  52. @anon
    Righties need to be getting on alternatives to twitter and facebook and begin the process of building them up so they can vacate twitter and facebook en masse just as myspace was abandoned years ago.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ari silver

    That would necessitate getting off their buttocks, not going to happen. I use GAB.

  53. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    I keep thinking that we're living in the plot of a work like C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength, that it couldn't be sheer stupidity that induces Dorsey to do this.

    He has a doctorate in black studies. The number of people who cadge baccalaureate degrees in black studies each year in this country is under 700 (out of 1.9 million baccalaureate degrees issued). There is almost no student demand for classes in the subject. It's faculty patronage for privileged political interests. The quantum of his published research might get you tenure at a 2d rate teaching institution, and he's sitting on an endowed chair at a research university. None of the supposedly peer-reviewed material is to be found outside the black studies self-enclosure.

    A generation ago, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom rummaged through what quantitative data they could find and concluded that about 30% of the blacks admitted to law school ca. 1997 would not ordinary quality for admission to evan a 4th tier law school and that the remaining 70% were commonly mismatched with institution that admitted them. Law students account for < 1% of those enrolled in four-year institutions today. Nowadays, you can glean from the numbers that between 30% and 50% of all black students admitted to undergraduate programs at 4 year institutions would not be deemed college material were they not black. They'll admit anyone with an equivalency and a pulse beat. It just gets worse and worse and no one knows where the bottom is.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @varsicule

    The number of people who cadge baccalaureate degrees in black studies each year in this country is under 700 (out of 1.9 million baccalaureate degrees issued). There is almost no student demand for classes in the subject.

    The absolute coolest majors have to be at the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

    B.A., INUPIAQ ESKIMO

    B.A., YUP’IK ESKIMO

    Nagligivagit, Umiaryuap Publimaaqpaga tattaurniq ammayaq
    I love you and my hovercraft is full of eels.

    What about a major in sports information?

    In 1990, Ferrell graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information, which most people don’t even know exists.

    “Yes, you heard me, sports information,” he joked in a commencement speech at his alma mater in 2017. “A program so difficult, so arduous, that they discontinued it eight years after I left. Those of us with sports information degrees are an elite group. We’re like the Navy SEALs of USC graduates. There are very few of us, and there was a high dropout rate.”

    https://bestlifeonline.com/30-celebrities-with-surprising-college-degrees/

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anonymous

    I'm guessing offered at the School of Communications. About 200 are granted each year. About 4-5% major in some aspect of communications in a typical year, and it has an academic aspect and a vocational aspect. I've known a couple of communications faculty. Neither struck me as a fool. I've known a couple of communications majors. One went into the advertising business and the other is a generic NGO functionary (and not a fool either, though in a trade which attracts fools). Since I never attended a school with a communications program, I haven't a clue what it entails other than it embraces journalism and advertising. J-schools i suspect are an example of no-value-added vocational instruction. Rod Dreher is a J-school alumnus.

  54. @Nicholas Stix
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Paul Singer is as bad as Jack Dorsey. We can thank Singer for getting gay marriage in New York State. Reportedly, Singer demanded that that the state GOP not seek to stop gay marriage, as a precondition of continuing to receive his $. And no, he does not appear to be gay.

    Replies: @Flip, @Dan Hayes

    Paul Singer may not be gay but his son is. This fact supposedly motivates the father’s activities as a gaydom activist.

    BTW, Tucker Carlson has done an exemplary job uncovering some of Paul Singer’s unsavory uber capitalist activities!

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Dan Hayes

    Tucker Carlson did a segment in 2019 on Henry Ford versus Paul Singer. Ford is the hero and Singer is the vulture. If Tucker wrote the script I think it is as far as Tucker is willing to dare go in terms of suggesting anti-Jewish themes. Or it might have been the influence of his fired writer Blake Neff who had petty resentments against Jews in his online posting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdwH066g5lQ

  55. I’m speechless.
    Bat shit crazy people trying to make policy to make us feel good about our enemies.
    Be afraid America it’s going to get a lot worse.
    The witch hunt has begun.

  56. Perhaps Dr Kendi should read some CS Lewis:

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

    ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology

    • Replies: @Altai
    @syonredux

    What's interesting about Kendi's words are that they acknowledge that group disparity is important because it impacts recognised groups and not that it impacts individuals or specific communities.

    What is it about these group definitions that arise such importance? Are our ethnicities important to us and thus, are their rights to space, autonomy basal?

    Could flooding the space and ancient homeland of an ethnicity be seen as a fundamental violation of rights more important than any of an individual? Could the incurring ethnicity be regarded as committing a collective violation?

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @syonredux

    "moral busybodies"

    Even infants know the anti-racist revolution is a racket. But good things can come from bad things: blacks are now receiving the attention they have long deserved but have not received. The black voice is finally being heard. Through a bullhorn.

  57. @Truth
    @Muggles


    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.
     
    Have you bought any lottery tickets this week?

    Replies: @Muggles, @Aardvark

    >>Have you bought any lottery tickets this week?<<

    Not yet. But since I'm spending a lot of my precious remaining time posting here, I'm already getting pretty close to oblivion.

    May as well do that with a big pile of undeserved riches. We'll see. Not holding my breath.

  58. @D. K.
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/justice-for-steve-bannon

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    A very thoughtful and well reasoned defense of Steve Bannon.

    BTW, Crisis Magazine is a topnotch Catholic publication which usually stays clear of overtly political articles!

  59. @Steve in Greensboro
    The Sage of Baltimore was talking about Christian apologetics, but what he said applies perfectly to our secular religion of anti-white racism.

    “It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false. To admit that the false has any standing in court, that it ought to be handled gently because millions of morons cherish it and thousands of quacks make their livings propagating it... is to abandon a just cause to its enemies, cravenly and without excuse..."

    Replies: @Anonymousse

    I guess that’s what I’d expect to pass as a “sage” in a country in which Kendi passes as a public intellectual. Merely different flavors of decadence intended for different palates.

  60. Worth remembering that Boston University was the home of another negro academic fraud. Martin Luther King, who ‘appropriated and plagiarized’ the work of others to receive his ‘doctorate’. Instead of stripping King of his doctorate they built a statue of him. Perhaps it should be torn down and replaced with a statue of Kendi who could pay for it with Dorsey’s money.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @unit472


    Perhaps it should be torn down and replaced with a statue of Kendi who could pay for it with Dorsey’s money.
     
    If they do put up a statue of Kendi, may I suggest an animitronic version:

    https://tenor.com/view/make-it-rain-pdiddy-diddy-puff-daddy-money-gif-16443296

    , @Art Deco
    @unit472

    He didn't get the statue on account of his academic work.

    It's a reasonable wager his scamming around in graduate school went undiscovered for > 30 years after he entered public life because no one familiar with Paul Tillich's work bothered to request from UMI a copy of his dissertation to read it. Academic theologians qua academic theologians weren't interested in what he had to say. Thousands of theses at divinity schools and seminaries are submitted every year.

    Replies: @vinteuil

  61. @Ed
    Bezos is going to donate $1B minimum to BLM, it’s coming so you guys prepare yourselves lol.

    Replies: @Daniel Williams

    Cool. That’ll buy a lot of AR-15s for the Not Fucking Around Crew. Maybe the problem will take care of itself.

  62. @AnotherDad

    Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.
     
    I'm increasingly prone to think that this question:

    "How were white gentiles--who created the most successful civilization in human history--so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?"

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium--quite possibly named Li or Wang--will try and answer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Flip, @Ron Unz, @Stan d Mute, @Jane Plain, @Lot, @Bert

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium–quite possibly named Li or Wang–will try and answer.

    Ha, ha, ha. That’s exactly how I closed one of my own articles from a couple of years ago:

    I’ve also sometimes joked with my friends that when the true history of our last one hundred years is finally written and told—probably by a Chinese professor at a Chinese university—none of the students in his lecture hall will ever believe a word of it.

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-oddities-of-the-jewish-religion/

  63. “Department of Anti Racism (DOA)”

    Unintentional Woke humor is great!

    • LOL: Charlotte
    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
    @No Recent Commenting History

    No Recent Commenting History wrote:


    “Department of Anti Racism (DOA)”

    Unintentional Woke humor is great!
     
    Is it possible he does not know the standard meaning? Maybe he has a sense of humor after all?
  64. @Cloudbuster
    ... and which actually does speak to the undoubted difficulties of blacks in America with which it is easy to sympathize. …

    Says the man who has never actually had to live among American blacks.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    He’s a prison doctor. He’s no stranger to lowlifes.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @Art Deco

    A prison doctor in the UK. Their black underclass simply doesn't compare to ours. His "sympathy" shows he has romantic notions about American blacks.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive

    , @Neuday
    @Art Deco

    Also, from his wiki:

    His work as a doctor took him to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Tanzania, South Africa, and the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati).

    The man knows about Black people.

  65. @Jane Plain
    O/T, or perhaps F/U:

    Joshua Sessoms, Darius Sessoms, brother:

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article181845576.html

    This is one weird family. Joshua and Darius are not Tyshawn and DeQuavius names. Something tells me the parents (who appear to be married) are at least lower middle class.

    PS Joshua Thomas and Darius Nathaniel. How could parents who named their kids such nice names have screwed up twice?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The older brother had an athletic scholarship to North Carolina State, where he enrolled in a social work program.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Art Deco

    And he was a science teacher when he was arrested.

    That family was not ghetto hood rats.

  66. People like Xendi paint a compelling portrait of blacks being helpless babies who need BigGov to hold their hand from birth, while pushing all responsibility for their failures to outside parties.
    Just like a 3 year old would think.

  67. @Michelle
    It gets worse. Kendi has a children's book out for toddler aged children, called, Antiracist Baby.

    Replies: @Change that Matters, @Charlotte, @Possumman

    I felt compelled to seek this out. Don’t ask; more fool I.

    Here are the first six pages transcribed in full:

    “Antiracist Baby is bred, not born.
    Antiracist Baby is raised
    to make society transform.

    Babies are taught to be racist or antiracist –
    there’s no neutrality.
    Take these 9 steps to make equity a reality.

    1. Open your eyes to all skin colors.

    Antiracist Baby learns all the colors,
    not because race is true.
    If you claim to be color-blind,
    you deny what’s right in front of you.

    2. Use your words to talk about race.

    No one will see racism if we only stay silent.
    If we don’t name racism,
    it won’t stop being so violent.”

    Are you really sticking to that 3-digit IQ story, Steve?

    The book has 1,200 ratings on Amazon, of which 82% of them are 5 stars. It sells for $7.68 on Kindle. It is 24 pages (you just read 25% of the book). It’s current Kindle ranking is #758, and it’s #1 in Children’s Books on the U.S.

    Boethius puzzled over bad fortune without regard to merit in his Consolation of Philosophy. A future Boethius, presuming Western civilization can engender one, may well ponder good fortune in the same vein. Mr. Kendi would be an excellent case study.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Change that Matters

    Leftist white parents pay for this drivel and inflict it on their 1.4 kids. Good Lord.

    Of course, a book like this might come in handy at bedtime.

    ...

    "Stop horsing around and go to sleep, or I'll strap you to your bed and make you listen to my dramatic reading of Antiracist Baby! The whole thing!"

    "No, Mommy, please! Anything but that!"

    "I'll do it if you don't shut up! Don't make me come up there!"

    [crickets]

    , @Michelle
    @Change that Matters

    I know. It is really, really stinking bad! The writing is just terrible.

  68. @Currahee
    A Bentley, yes, a Bentley would be nice.

    Replies: @Marty, @SunBakedSuburb, @Antonius

    In traffic next to a Bentley yesterday, I noticed that from the side, the front end is shaped just like Joe Camel.

  69. Why I’m not voting for Trump reason #139,284

  70. @Michelle
    It gets worse. Kendi has a children's book out for toddler aged children, called, Antiracist Baby.

    Replies: @Change that Matters, @Charlotte, @Possumman

    Sample:

    Anti racist baby is bred, not born.

    Antiracist baby is raised to make society transform

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Charlotte

    Eugenics in the first verse?

    Say no more, say no more!

    , @Michelle
    @Charlotte

    Isn't it awful?

  71. Will Jack be awarding raises this year?

  72. @AnotherDad

    Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.
     
    I'm increasingly prone to think that this question:

    "How were white gentiles--who created the most successful civilization in human history--so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?"

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium--quite possibly named Li or Wang--will try and answer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Flip, @Ron Unz, @Stan d Mute, @Jane Plain, @Lot, @Bert

    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”

    You should start by asking how a group of Bronze Age Jews was able to convince our ancestors to abandon their own gods and worship the JewGod. After that trick, the rest was mind-numbingly easy wasn’t it?

  73. @Ragno

    Thanks @jack and #startsmall for supporting the @AntiracismCtr at @bu_tweets. Your $10M donation, with no strings attached, gives us the resources and flexibility to greatly expand our antiracist work. The endowment is vital, as we build our new Center.
     
    That "no strings attached" is the equivalent of the most contemptuous smirk a home invader ever directed at a hostage. When Kendi couldn't be bothered to cobble up a better cover story than "building our new Center" - the same exact con countless televangelists have fleeced an audience of mouth-breathers with, what with its WIIIIDE latitudes of "operating expenses" and "cost overruns" with which to cover Caribbean junkets and impromptu AirB&B parties - Dr Mushmouth performed the same African-American spasm of celebration that bewitched Baltimore civic parasites Nick and Marilyn Mosby not so very long ago....hopefully restricted to the confines of his office at "the old Center", without cameras rolling to capture the moment:

    https://i.postimg.cc/Fsyb9w7c/image.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/Jnrcgx1J/u-https-theconservativetreehouse-files-wordpress-com-2015-05-mosby-circus-3.jpg

    Meanwhile, here's the good "Doctor's" tweet, translated into Basic White Man:


    Dear Jack,

    Thanks for the bribe. We own you now. While we of course cannot guarantee to kill you last, we gonna try.

    Ib

    PS: how the fuck you spell Mazarotty? Bitch-ass Google won't bring up the damn dealership!
     

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Altai

    PS: how the fuck you spell Mazarotty? Bitch-ass Google won’t bring up the damn dealership!

    If he can’t spell principles, it’s unlikely he can spell Maserati.

  74. @Cloudbuster
    @Anon

    I've heard almost identical scenarios from Africans. They took jobs far from home because if they worked and lived near their relatives they'd be expected and obligated to do all the things you mention.

    Replies: @bomag

    And none of it will be Ibram X Kendi’s fault ’cause, you know, ___ISM!

  75. @Art Deco
    @Jane Plain

    The older brother had an athletic scholarship to North Carolina State, where he enrolled in a social work program.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    And he was a science teacher when he was arrested.

    That family was not ghetto hood rats.

  76. @AnotherDad

    Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.
     
    I'm increasingly prone to think that this question:

    "How were white gentiles--who created the most successful civilization in human history--so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?"

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium--quite possibly named Li or Wang--will try and answer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Flip, @Ron Unz, @Stan d Mute, @Jane Plain, @Lot, @Bert

    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”

    They weren’t. Ever think of that, genius?

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Jane Plain

    Say what?

  77. @Colin Wright
    @syonredux

    '... Assuming that by “just over 1000” the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor’s IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD)...'

    Still, he's able to run his con competently.

    I wonder if he's got an intelligent white girlfriend or something?

    Replies: @bomag

    Still, he’s able to run his con competently.

    He’s just a figurehead picked up by the well oiled grifters in the NGO/Foundation/leftist charity circuit.

  78. Steve is fond of thinking that the powerful in America are using idiots like Ibram Kendi to stir up trouble, and that they think, perhaps wrongly, that they can tamp things down again once they’ve reaped the benefits.

    But we must also consider the possibility that the powerful in America don’t think Ibram Kendi is an idiot, i.e., that they’re idiots too. It’s idiots all the way down!

  79. @Muggles
    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.

    It is a risk all wealthy people have with their children.

    Since this "Center" is presumably a non profit, there is lots of necessary tax reporting, accounting, etc.

    Mr. X may be overdosing before the check clears. Not that I wish him any harm...

    Replies: @Truth, @Mike Tre, @Jane Plain

    Kendi didn’t get the ten mill personally. His department got it. Likely the Jewish (or is it now Asian?) accountants at BU will see that it doesn’t go directly into his mitts, so sadly, we’ll see a lot of sludge coming from BU in the next few years. Even at current inflated prices $10M can get you a lot of professiorial wind.

    • Agree: bomag
  80. @unit472
    Worth remembering that Boston University was the home of another negro academic fraud. Martin Luther King, who 'appropriated and plagiarized' the work of others to receive his 'doctorate'. Instead of stripping King of his doctorate they built a statue of him. Perhaps it should be torn down and replaced with a statue of Kendi who could pay for it with Dorsey's money.

    Replies: @black sea, @Art Deco

    Perhaps it should be torn down and replaced with a statue of Kendi who could pay for it with Dorsey’s money.

    If they do put up a statue of Kendi, may I suggest an animitronic version:

    https://tenor.com/view/make-it-rain-pdiddy-diddy-puff-daddy-money-gif-16443296

  81. @AnotherDad

    Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.
     
    I'm increasingly prone to think that this question:

    "How were white gentiles--who created the most successful civilization in human history--so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?"

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium--quite possibly named Li or Wang--will try and answer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Flip, @Ron Unz, @Stan d Mute, @Jane Plain, @Lot, @Bert

    “the Gibbon of the next millennium–quite possibly named Li or Wang”

    More casual anti-English and anti-white racism, to suggest a “Li or Wang” could ever equal Gibbon.

    [MORE]

    Till the reign of Severus, the virtue and even the good sense of the emperors had been distinguished by their real or affected reverence for the senate, and by a tender regard to the nice frame of civil policy instituted by Augustus. But the youth of Severus had been trained in the implicit obedience of camps, and his riper years spent in the despotism of military command. His haughty and inflexible spirit could not discover, or would not acknowledge, the advantage of preserving an intermediate power, however imaginary, between the emperor and the army. He disdained to profess himself the servant of an assembly that detested his person and trembled at his frown; he issued his commands, where his request would have proved as effectual; assumed the conduct and style of a sovereign and a conqueror, and exercised, without disguise, the whole legislative as well as the executive power.

  82. @Barnard
    When is the last time the Mellon Foundation gave money to a professor whose work Andrew Mellon would have respected and supported?

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    Probably about the same time as the Sloan, Kettering, Ford, or any other foundation of the era.

    Great fortunes can do great things in the active hands of those who built them (Bezos, Musk, Allen are current era examples), but go to almost immediate rot in the hands of well-educated philanthropic bureaucrats.

    This cancer all began with the intelligentsia and spread through the halls of academia until its metastasized into the sewer we see today. This proves that exceptionally stupid ideas and those who espouse them must be nipped in the bud (much as they are attempting to do to those who employ facts and reason). Nature is no longer sufficiently culling our idiots. It’s time to just strap them all into infusion chairs, feed them their steady dose of SSRI, MOAI, etc, with VR goggles and Disney so they can frolic in their safe egalitarian non-tribal utopias while the rest of us repair the damage they’ve already done.

  83. For him, the history of the world in general, and of America in particular, consists of genocide, slavery, and exploitation, and nothing else, carried out exclusively, as it happens, by Europeans,

    The new normal. Never look at the bright side of life. – In the middle ages the basic shared belief was sinful world – heavenly relief or punishment in hell. Now it goes: The West’s badness shall be cured by racial equity.

    Heaven and hell have expired.

  84. @Charlotte
    @Michelle

    Sample:


    Anti racist baby is bred, not born.

    Antiracist baby is raised to make society transform
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @Michelle

    Eugenics in the first verse?

    Say no more, say no more!

    • LOL: bomag
  85. @AnotherDad

    Let us hope that this is not a question for an Edward Gibbon of the next millennium to answer.
     
    I'm increasingly prone to think that this question:

    "How were white gentiles--who created the most successful civilization in human history--so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?"

    will in fact be a question that the Gibbon of the next millennium--quite possibly named Li or Wang--will try and answer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Flip, @Ron Unz, @Stan d Mute, @Jane Plain, @Lot, @Bert

    If the appropriate brain imaging + psychological attitude testing + genomic research is done on a group of Ashkenazi (with a European group as the control) before such work is impossible, then there will be two answers that Scholar Li will adduce. One will be a review of Kevin MacDonald’s work documenting the proximate cause of the failure of European nerve: a century long assault on their culture by Ashkenazi activists and propagandists.

    The other answer will be the psychological-genetic research that will have demonstrated an innate, genetically-based negative ethnocentrism of Ashkenazim against Europeans, plausibly the result of natural selection in Eastern Europe between 1000 A.D. and 1940 A.D. Dr. Li will explain that the 40 generations of natural selection on Ashkenazi psychology that was exerted by Ashkenazi economic opportunities east of Germany is the ultimate cause for the downfall of European peoples.

    In biology:

    Ultimate causation explains traits in terms of evolutionary forces acting on them.

    Example: female animals often display preferences among male display traits, such as song. An ultimate explanation based on sexual selection states that females who display preferences have more vigorous or more attractive male offspring.

    Proximate causation explains biological function in terms of immediate physiological or environmental factors.

    Example: a female animal chooses to mate with a particular male during a mate choice trial. A possible proximate explanation states that one male produced a more intense signal, leading to elevated hormone levels in the female producing copulatory behaviour.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximate_and_ultimate_causation#:~:text=A%20proximate%20cause%20is%20an,%22real%22%20reason%20something%20occurred.

  86. $10 million is good news for the local crack dealers.

  87. @Anonymous
    Dorsey's psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.

    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him. Utterly creeped out by his super beta seduction technique.

    His diet and fasting regime is eccentric nonsense to go with his nonsense radical chic politics. $10M? I predict even crazier attempts at status signaling in the future.

    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.

    He needs 1 caveman diet 2 combat fight training and 3 traditional Christianity to bring him back from the brink. Not rapture garbage or estrogen soaked woke church or eastern mysticism. Not veganism.

    Jesus Christ fought the good fight against totalitarian scum. Dorsey needs to follow in those footsteps but he won't because above all he is a coward. Absolutely caved to the anti-American post-American activism. Utterly rejects free speech.

    His T level has probably cratered. He can't think straight. Joined the synagogue of satan and it's making him crazy.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @Almost Missouri, @restless94110, @AnotherDad

    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.

    What you talklin’ ’bout, Willis?

    The Crumb family? The only person of any note in the Crumb family is Robert, who is in his late 70s and has been living in the south of France for over 20 years. He did an interview maybe 10 years ago (it used to be on YouTube, not sure if it still is) and he hasn’t changed at all in his views and philosophy from when he was a young man.

    This sentence is a real mystery. I have the feeling that most readers of your comment just ignored it because they have not even a clue as to who “the Crumb family” even is.

    Explain yourself.

    • Replies: @Bert
    @restless94110

    I've heard of "the Crumb crowd." A coterie of not entirely normal people attracted to Crumb in S.F. in the late 60's and earliest 70's. After the inspiration and model for Crumb's Ideal Woman moved on to a less crazy life, I enjoyed a four day fling with her. Slightly less crazy actually. Them was the days, for sure.

    Replies: @restless94110

  88. Review of the latest edition of Time Magazine:

    Pharrell & Time’s ‘New American Revolution’ project is just another load of privileged whinging, NOT an anti-racist call to arms

    Will there be a free printing for all Blacks who can’t afford it? Maybe financed by a Nike ad? “Just burn it” sounds good.

    However, there is one sensible article amongst the revolutionary nonsense. It is an article by Rapper 21 Savage discussing the importance of financial literacy for young people. It is a well thought out piece written from experience and is actually filled with decent advice for people on how to manage their finances. He focuses on financial issues in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community, but what makes his piece good is the fact that the advice is good for everyone. It applies just as much to a white person from Appalachia as a Black person from Atlanta or Compton.

    If you enjoy reading critical race theory, neo-Marxist nonsense edited by a multimillionaire who has been so oppressed by America that he owned a hat that sold for over $44,000, then this is the magazine for you. If it isn’t, you’ll get more enjoyment re-reading the Corn Flakes packet for the 27th time.

  89. @No Recent Commenting History
    "Department of Anti Racism (DOA)"

    Unintentional Woke humor is great!

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

    No Recent Commenting History wrote:

    “Department of Anti Racism (DOA)”

    Unintentional Woke humor is great!

    Is it possible he does not know the standard meaning? Maybe he has a sense of humor after all?

  90. The links leads to a review by Anthony Daniels, not Theodore Dalrymple. Not that this makes the review less relevant, just less entertaining to read.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Fluesterwitz

    Theodore Dalrymple is -- or at least was -- the pen name used by Anthony Daniels. Because he was a practicing psychiatrist, I believe he thought it would be necessary to maintain anonymity, and thus confidentiality for himself and his patients. From what I understand, he is now retired from medical practice, and is I suppose more comfortable using his given name.

    , @Gordo
    @Fluesterwitz


    The links leads to a review by Anthony Daniels, not Theodore Dalrymple. Not that this makes the review less relevant, just less entertaining to read.
     
    Same guy, Dalrymple is Daniels' pen name.
  91. I don’t get why the billionaire class does this stuff, they may be screwed up in their personal lives, probably, but I can’t accept that they are stupid enough to believe the premises they claim to believe.

    So:

    1) Plot to screw Whitey to make world domination easier

    or

    2) Signalling so as to keep getting invites to the right dinner parties

    or

    3) They play along or the LearJet crashes

    Anyway what do Chinese billionaires do with their money? Not this crap I presume.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Gordo


    but I can’t accept that they are stupid enough to believe the premises they claim to believe.
     
    Being competent in the modern business (Or being lucky and owning the right startup at the right time) world does not translate into being perceptive about the real world. Why do people not understand? (How many Boeings does it take?)

    The smartest people in the world (In the West, at least) genuinely believe this stuff. Being smart isn't the same as being perceptive. If you're smart today there are few barriers between you and the world of credentialised professionals and those people believe broadly what the upper-middle class believe and what the upper-middle class believe is generally that making the world better for their way of life and themselves (At least in the short term, perhaps we might better say, better for their companies and bosses) is better for everybody and anyone who disagrees is 'crazy' or 'racist'.
  92. @Fluesterwitz
    The links leads to a review by Anthony Daniels, not Theodore Dalrymple. Not that this makes the review less relevant, just less entertaining to read.

    Replies: @black sea, @Gordo

    Theodore Dalrymple is — or at least was — the pen name used by Anthony Daniels. Because he was a practicing psychiatrist, I believe he thought it would be necessary to maintain anonymity, and thus confidentiality for himself and his patients. From what I understand, he is now retired from medical practice, and is I suppose more comfortable using his given name.

  93. @Fluesterwitz
    The links leads to a review by Anthony Daniels, not Theodore Dalrymple. Not that this makes the review less relevant, just less entertaining to read.

    Replies: @black sea, @Gordo

    The links leads to a review by Anthony Daniels, not Theodore Dalrymple. Not that this makes the review less relevant, just less entertaining to read.

    Same guy, Dalrymple is Daniels’ pen name.

  94. Not everything is about intelligence or IQ, nor ever was. You don’t need to be clever to know which way the wind is blowing. And how intelligent are most scammers, anyway?

    • Replies: @botazefa
    @Dumbo


    And how intelligent are most scammers, anyway?
     
    When chased by a bear, you only have to run faster than the other guy being chased. Seems like a good scammer only has to be cleverer than his quarry.

    Intelligence matters.
  95. It’s well past time to pass anti-censorship laws to rein in Twitter. They censor honest white activists and then throw money at this person who wants to dismantle the American republic with his anti-racist amendment. Twitter is laughing at us. Any politician who isn’t a traitor will go after them.

  96. “Kendi was recently (July 1, 2020) also awarded Boston U.’s endowed chair previously held by Elie Wiesel”

    Your point being, I suppose, that he’s ascended to the very pinnacle of vicious, fraudulent, racist liars.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Bill Jones

    Touché.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Bill Jones

    “Kendi was recently (July 1, 2020) also awarded Boston U.’s endowed chair previously held by Elie Wiesel”

    With Kendi, you get less weeping, more whinging.

  97. okay, 40-50 comments made after mine, and they show up, while mine is still in some ‘awaiting moderation’ bullshit limbo i am relegated to for being deemed untouchable…
    you know, unz, you could MAN UP and simply email me to FOAD, but you and your cohorts have decided to play chickenshit passive-aggressive games to stifle me…
    big, bad ‘intellectuals’ afraid of a teeny tiny cock-a-roach of a jester ? ? ?
    you ARE thin-skinned, aren’t you ? ? ?
    DISGUSTING and cowardly behavior by mini-gatekeepers, EVEN IN a minor sandbox of no particular importance…
    hypocritical, unprincipled, dishonorable wormtongues all…
    again, the lack of self-awareness of acting JUST LIKE EMPIRE when given a chance, is amazing…

    • LOL: William Badwhite
    • Replies: @anon
    @art guerrilla

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/MctANWFymbUJCmYtb0/giphy.gif

    , @TWS
    @art guerrilla

    Is this performance art like Tiny Duck? If so, you've nailed 'Ed Anger'.

  98. Let’s call it the diversity lottery … Someone else’s dollars and a dream.

    Or maybe the King-Sharpton lottery … I have a dream; now give me your dollars.

  99. All this hectoring will eventually become these guys’ Achilles heel.

    • LOL: Cortes
  100. @Change that Matters
    @Michelle

    I felt compelled to seek this out. Don't ask; more fool I.

    Here are the first six pages transcribed in full:

    "Antiracist Baby is bred, not born.
    Antiracist Baby is raised
    to make society transform.

    Babies are taught to be racist or antiracist -
    there's no neutrality.
    Take these 9 steps to make equity a reality.

    1. Open your eyes to all skin colors.

    Antiracist Baby learns all the colors,
    not because race is true.
    If you claim to be color-blind,
    you deny what's right in front of you.

    2. Use your words to talk about race.

    No one will see racism if we only stay silent.
    If we don't name racism,
    it won't stop being so violent."

    Are you really sticking to that 3-digit IQ story, Steve?

    The book has 1,200 ratings on Amazon, of which 82% of them are 5 stars. It sells for $7.68 on Kindle. It is 24 pages (you just read 25% of the book). It's current Kindle ranking is #758, and it's #1 in Children's Books on the U.S.

    Boethius puzzled over bad fortune without regard to merit in his Consolation of Philosophy. A future Boethius, presuming Western civilization can engender one, may well ponder good fortune in the same vein. Mr. Kendi would be an excellent case study.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Michelle

    Leftist white parents pay for this drivel and inflict it on their 1.4 kids. Good Lord.

    Of course, a book like this might come in handy at bedtime.

    “Stop horsing around and go to sleep, or I’ll strap you to your bed and make you listen to my dramatic reading of Antiracist Baby! The whole thing!”

    “No, Mommy, please! Anything but that!”

    “I’ll do it if you don’t shut up! Don’t make me come up there!”

    [crickets]

  101. @Ragno

    Thanks @jack and #startsmall for supporting the @AntiracismCtr at @bu_tweets. Your $10M donation, with no strings attached, gives us the resources and flexibility to greatly expand our antiracist work. The endowment is vital, as we build our new Center.
     
    That "no strings attached" is the equivalent of the most contemptuous smirk a home invader ever directed at a hostage. When Kendi couldn't be bothered to cobble up a better cover story than "building our new Center" - the same exact con countless televangelists have fleeced an audience of mouth-breathers with, what with its WIIIIDE latitudes of "operating expenses" and "cost overruns" with which to cover Caribbean junkets and impromptu AirB&B parties - Dr Mushmouth performed the same African-American spasm of celebration that bewitched Baltimore civic parasites Nick and Marilyn Mosby not so very long ago....hopefully restricted to the confines of his office at "the old Center", without cameras rolling to capture the moment:

    https://i.postimg.cc/Fsyb9w7c/image.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/Jnrcgx1J/u-https-theconservativetreehouse-files-wordpress-com-2015-05-mosby-circus-3.jpg

    Meanwhile, here's the good "Doctor's" tweet, translated into Basic White Man:


    Dear Jack,

    Thanks for the bribe. We own you now. While we of course cannot guarantee to kill you last, we gonna try.

    Ib

    PS: how the fuck you spell Mazarotty? Bitch-ass Google won't bring up the damn dealership!
     

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Altai

    We need an argon crystal laser cannon to fight racism.

  102. Department of Anti-racism (DOA)

    That’s funny. Another suggestion might be Ministry Of Anti-Racism (MOAR).

  103. @Gordo
    I don't get why the billionaire class does this stuff, they may be screwed up in their personal lives, probably, but I can't accept that they are stupid enough to believe the premises they claim to believe.

    So:

    1) Plot to screw Whitey to make world domination easier

    or

    2) Signalling so as to keep getting invites to the right dinner parties

    or

    3) They play along or the LearJet crashes

    Anyway what do Chinese billionaires do with their money? Not this crap I presume.

    Replies: @Altai

    but I can’t accept that they are stupid enough to believe the premises they claim to believe.

    Being competent in the modern business (Or being lucky and owning the right startup at the right time) world does not translate into being perceptive about the real world. Why do people not understand? (How many Boeings does it take?)

    The smartest people in the world (In the West, at least) genuinely believe this stuff. Being smart isn’t the same as being perceptive. If you’re smart today there are few barriers between you and the world of credentialised professionals and those people believe broadly what the upper-middle class believe and what the upper-middle class believe is generally that making the world better for their way of life and themselves (At least in the short term, perhaps we might better say, better for their companies and bosses) is better for everybody and anyone who disagrees is ‘crazy’ or ‘racist’.

  104. @syonredux
    https://twitter.com/InezFeltscher/status/1296516261267021824



    Perhaps Dr Kendi should read some CS Lewis:



    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

    ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology

    Replies: @Altai, @SunBakedSuburb

    What’s interesting about Kendi’s words are that they acknowledge that group disparity is important because it impacts recognised groups and not that it impacts individuals or specific communities.

    What is it about these group definitions that arise such importance? Are our ethnicities important to us and thus, are their rights to space, autonomy basal?

    Could flooding the space and ancient homeland of an ethnicity be seen as a fundamental violation of rights more important than any of an individual? Could the incurring ethnicity be regarded as committing a collective violation?

  105. @restless94110
    @Anonymous


    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.
     
    What you talklin' 'bout, Willis?

    The Crumb family? The only person of any note in the Crumb family is Robert, who is in his late 70s and has been living in the south of France for over 20 years. He did an interview maybe 10 years ago (it used to be on YouTube, not sure if it still is) and he hasn't changed at all in his views and philosophy from when he was a young man.

    This sentence is a real mystery. I have the feeling that most readers of your comment just ignored it because they have not even a clue as to who "the Crumb family" even is.

    Explain yourself.

    Replies: @Bert

    I’ve heard of “the Crumb crowd.” A coterie of not entirely normal people attracted to Crumb in S.F. in the late 60’s and earliest 70’s. After the inspiration and model for Crumb’s Ideal Woman moved on to a less crazy life, I enjoyed a four day fling with her. Slightly less crazy actually. Them was the days, for sure.

    • Replies: @restless94110
    @Bert

    Who, pray tell, was Cruimb's inspiration and model? He was inspired to do his exquisite art by one woman???? Did she present you with a certificate of inspiration?

    And I was attracted to Crumb. He was great! But I don't understand. Not entirely normal? Who is?

    But this guy claims it was the Crumb family. Crumb had two brothers. He married that Jewish chick and had a daughter and a son. What is the bleedin' Crumb family?

    Thanks for your response, but I'm going to say the guy who wrote it is stupid and insane and casts shade on everything he says.

    Replies: @Bert

  106. Steve’s recent writings re Robyn DiAngelo et al have convinced me that a significant explanatory variable behind recent cultural trends is a mismatch between people’s IQ bands and their ambitions/ preferences:

    1. The Robyn DiAngelo phenomenon can be summarised as follows. A person with a 115 IQ who:

    (a) is good at bullying people with 100 IQs (hat tip to Steve on that observation);

    (b) deeply resents 120 IQs for their superior earnings and social status;

    (c) is easily bamboozled by the hifalutin verbiage of cynical and/or dishonest 130+ IQs like Foucault and Marcuse; and

    (d) has linguistic capabilities beyond her overall G factor intelligence which allow her to impersonate an intellectual.

    This phenomenon is disproportionately female and white.

    2. The Ibram X Kendi phenomenon – a person with a 105 IQ who has grown up amongst people with 85-95 IQs and is:

    (a) considered smart by his childhood peers and family;

    (b) dismayed to discover in his late teens and early 20s that he actually isn’t;

    (c) convinced that the people who are ostensibly much brighter than he is must have benefited from some unfair advantage over him; and

    (d) charismatic enough to exploit the tendency of smart people towards insecurity and virtue signalling and convincing them that he is both their peer and their victim.

    This phenomenon is disproportionately coloured and male.

    3. The Ta Nehisi Coates phenomenon – a 110 IQ beta male with the tastes and preferences of a 130+ IQ/Asperger spectrum science and maths nerd who:

    (a) is bitterly resentful of his lack of Social acceptance within the nerd sphere; and

    (b) has a knack for whiney, narcissistic, “everything that people do is a personal attack on me” rhetoric that appeals to overweight female social science grads.

    This phenomenon seems to encompass almost everyone who writes for Wired magazine.

    4. The Angela Saini phenomenon – a 120 IQ female humanities type who has miscast herself into a 130+ IQ science/maths professional milieu for reasons of prestige/feminism and:

    (a) isn’t cut out for her chosen field;

    (b) seeks to remake her chosen field into a de facto humanities discipline; and

    (c) uses wokeness as a vehicle for achieving (b) above.

    This phenomenon seems to not be particularly ethnically correlated – Amy Harmon is a rather good white version of it.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Irish Paleo

    Disagree. Kendi went back to school for a research degree. The one thing which explains that is that he's been getting oodles of positive feedback that an ordinary person would not receive. (If my own observation of blackademics is representative, it's atypical for them to be spoiled to the degree Kendi has been; eventually something resembling honest feedback kicks in and they have to deal with it; NB, Glenn Loury, whose publication record is what you'd expect of an elderly professor at a research university, does not have an endowed chair).

    As for Coates, he's notable for his deficit of perspective and his assiduous displacement of blame (as well as being the recipient of scads of positive feedback he doesn't merit).

  107. @Anonymous
    @Art Deco


    The number of people who cadge baccalaureate degrees in black studies each year in this country is under 700 (out of 1.9 million baccalaureate degrees issued). There is almost no student demand for classes in the subject.
     
    The absolute coolest majors have to be at the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

    B.A., INUPIAQ ESKIMO

    B.A., YUP'IK ESKIMO

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c9/6f/22/c96f22c7ddd3a2c771c235e00b1948fd.jpg

    Nagligivagit, Umiaryuap Publimaaqpaga tattaurniq ammayaq
    I love you and my hovercraft is full of eels.

    What about a major in sports information?

    In 1990, Ferrell graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information, which most people don't even know exists.

    "Yes, you heard me, sports information," he joked in a commencement speech at his alma mater in 2017. "A program so difficult, so arduous, that they discontinued it eight years after I left. Those of us with sports information degrees are an elite group. We're like the Navy SEALs of USC graduates. There are very few of us, and there was a high dropout rate."

    https://bestlifeonline.com/30-celebrities-with-surprising-college-degrees/

    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/079/2fe/3204ca33a3ac8385976485773140d356b1-12-will-ferrell-usc-commencement.rsocial.w1200.jpg

     

    Replies: @Art Deco

    I’m guessing offered at the School of Communications. About 200 are granted each year. About 4-5% major in some aspect of communications in a typical year, and it has an academic aspect and a vocational aspect. I’ve known a couple of communications faculty. Neither struck me as a fool. I’ve known a couple of communications majors. One went into the advertising business and the other is a generic NGO functionary (and not a fool either, though in a trade which attracts fools). Since I never attended a school with a communications program, I haven’t a clue what it entails other than it embraces journalism and advertising. J-schools i suspect are an example of no-value-added vocational instruction. Rod Dreher is a J-school alumnus.

  108. @unit472
    Worth remembering that Boston University was the home of another negro academic fraud. Martin Luther King, who 'appropriated and plagiarized' the work of others to receive his 'doctorate'. Instead of stripping King of his doctorate they built a statue of him. Perhaps it should be torn down and replaced with a statue of Kendi who could pay for it with Dorsey's money.

    Replies: @black sea, @Art Deco

    He didn’t get the statue on account of his academic work.

    It’s a reasonable wager his scamming around in graduate school went undiscovered for > 30 years after he entered public life because no one familiar with Paul Tillich’s work bothered to request from UMI a copy of his dissertation to read it. Academic theologians qua academic theologians weren’t interested in what he had to say. Thousands of theses at divinity schools and seminaries are submitted every year.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @Art Deco


    He didn’t get the statue on account of his academic work.
     
    Well, OK - but he did get it, at least in part, on account of being perceived as a man of high moral character. His plagiarism is obviously relevant to that question.
  109. A good way to determine someone’s true view on equality and equity, ask them how many high school seniors do they think can really master algebra.

    If someone says that everyone can master algebra is given enough resources, if they have great teachers, it they are sitting next to the Asian kids, then you know they are a proponent of equity. These people will call you racist if you point out that many students never succeed in learning algebra.

    If someone answers that 1/3 of students can learn how to apply algorithm by rote, 1/3 can actually master algebra, and 1/3 will never be able to solve problems using algebra, then one knows that that person understands equality. Such people know one should be able to take a class in algebra with the understanding that some will fail the class.

    The last group will tell you that some people have a talent for math and some do not and that those with talent will master algebra on their own. Those are the biology is destiny types.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @guest007

    A good way to determine someone’s true view on equality and equity, ask them how many high school seniors do they think can really master algebra.

    No it's not, because when they reply to you, you'll jiggle with the goalposts.

    Replies: @guest007

    , @Ancient Briton
    @guest007

    Mathematics is a humbling discipline; you quickly run into the limitations of your intellectual capacity, unlike x-studies where you bs forever.

  110. @Art Deco
    I keep thinking that we're living in the plot of a work like C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength, that it couldn't be sheer stupidity that induces Dorsey to do this.

    He has a doctorate in black studies. The number of people who cadge baccalaureate degrees in black studies each year in this country is under 700 (out of 1.9 million baccalaureate degrees issued). There is almost no student demand for classes in the subject. It's faculty patronage for privileged political interests. The quantum of his published research might get you tenure at a 2d rate teaching institution, and he's sitting on an endowed chair at a research university. None of the supposedly peer-reviewed material is to be found outside the black studies self-enclosure.

    A generation ago, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom rummaged through what quantitative data they could find and concluded that about 30% of the blacks admitted to law school ca. 1997 would not ordinary quality for admission to evan a 4th tier law school and that the remaining 70% were commonly mismatched with institution that admitted them. Law students account for < 1% of those enrolled in four-year institutions today. Nowadays, you can glean from the numbers that between 30% and 50% of all black students admitted to undergraduate programs at 4 year institutions would not be deemed college material were they not black. They'll admit anyone with an equivalency and a pulse beat. It just gets worse and worse and no one knows where the bottom is.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @varsicule

    no one knows where the bottom is

    Zimbabwe

  111. anonymous[105] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dan Hayes
    @Nicholas Stix

    Paul Singer may not be gay but his son is. This fact supposedly motivates the father's activities as a gaydom activist.

    BTW, Tucker Carlson has done an exemplary job uncovering some of Paul Singer's unsavory uber capitalist activities!

    Replies: @anonymous

    Tucker Carlson did a segment in 2019 on Henry Ford versus Paul Singer. Ford is the hero and Singer is the vulture. If Tucker wrote the script I think it is as far as Tucker is willing to dare go in terms of suggesting anti-Jewish themes. Or it might have been the influence of his fired writer Blake Neff who had petty resentments against Jews in his online posting.

    • Thanks: Dan Hayes
  112. Golly, wouldn’t you know just another crazy narcissistic vegan out to rule the world.

    Hardcore Antiracist, softcore vegan: Ibram X. Kendi speaks at UF
    https://www.alligator.org/news/hardcore-antiracist-softcore-vegan-ibram-x-kendi-speaks-at-uf/article_e0252b66-0cd9-11ea-9b55-97ddea2ebd2c.html

  113. @Nicholas Stix
    @Reg Cæsar

    Captive audiences. With Ta Nehesi Coates, colleges would purchase tens of thousand of copies of his "things" and issue one to every incoming freshman as his required summer reading.

    I'm guessing that sort of practice, plus professors in required courses forcing students buy the thing, if they don't already have it. (Back in 2000-2001, Andrew Hacker's race "thing," Two Nations, was Amazon's #1 social science book at my undergrad alma mater, SUNY Stony Brook, thanks to the same practice.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Andrew Hacker’s race “thing,” Two Nations

    Hacker attended an American Renaissance conference about that time, where I saw him chatting politely with David Duke.

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    Unfortunately, whites in their late 20s and 30s aren’t much better these days. My son’s (online) grade school just sent us his yearbook, and there are several spellings of “Braden” applied to both sexes. (Before anyone asks, “What’s wrong with ‘Braden?’, please inform us what’s right with it.)

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Reg Cæsar

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    They were even younger in 1955, though much more likely to be married. I crossed paths (now nearly 50 years ago) with a youngster named 'DeMorge' who was about five at the time. I think the year he was born is about the time it got off the ground. Prior to that, blacks gave their children Biblical names, or ordinary Anglo-Celtic names, or diminutives of Anglo-Celtic names. Names were off-beat ("Yolanda") but recognizable. Southerners sometimes made inappropriate use of familiars and diminutives diminutives (the legal name of Bill Moyers, b. 1934, is 'Billy Don Moyers'), but it's only in the last 30 years or so that you come across these artificial, whimsical white-trash-inflected names. ("Mikayla"). It's not age, because mothers are getting older every year.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Reg Cæsar


    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.
     
    I assume that the naming conventions of American blacks boil down to a combination of high self-esteem and low cultural literacy. There may be some effects of family dislocation as well, meaning that family names may be less common. Blacks tend to like to stand out from the crowd, so I suspect that the ridiculous names are an attempt to give the child a unique identity from day one. But the effect is so wide spread and full of nonsense words that the uniqueness of black names is quite common.

    Catholics were generally required to give their children a name of a Saint (or acceptable diminutive thereof), title/epithet for Mary Mother of God (i.e., Dolores, Donna, Regina), or virtue and so forth in order to have the child receive baptism in the Church, so this tends to put fairly strong limits on how far one may go with given names. It probably explains why despite lower economic status Hispanics have fairly conventional names and haven't fallen prey to black naming conventions nor the strange naming conventions of some whites.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  114. @Art Deco
    @Cloudbuster

    He's a prison doctor. He's no stranger to lowlifes.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Neuday

    A prison doctor in the UK. Their black underclass simply doesn’t compare to ours. His “sympathy” shows he has romantic notions about American blacks.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @Cloudbuster

    His real name is Dr Anthony Daniels. When last I heard, he was retired and living in the South West of France. Most of his work is of high quality. But he is part-Jewish, which means certain important things are never mentioned in his articles.

  115. @Michelle
    It gets worse. Kendi has a children's book out for toddler aged children, called, Antiracist Baby.

    Replies: @Change that Matters, @Charlotte, @Possumman

    Looks a lot like the books “written” by Baltimore’s Mayor Pugh–she sold boxes of them to non profits and other fellow travelers for hundreds of thousands of $-she is in the federal slammer currently.

    • Replies: @Michelle
    @Possumman

    Well Kendi's a Media Darling.

  116. @Anon

    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.
     

    You nailed it. This might be fun to watch.

    I remember reading about a responsible young black lady working as a waitress to save money, but she took buses, transferring a couple of times to a restaurant far from her neighborhood. The reason: Apparently if you’re black and work at a retail establishment, or worse, own one, you attract friends and family looking for handouts. In a previous job black groups would pressure her to “forget” the bill or comp free desserts or the like, all day long. This kind of loser culture holds not only in the black community, but in the Hawaiian and Samoan community. The latter two because of strong family ties. Not sure what the origin is for blacks: a collective unconscious memory of a previous time when there were strong family ties, or a sense that all blacks are family against the man?

    At any rate, when Kendi, for example, hires grad students or staff he will either have to hire a raft of blacks, many flaky, or be criticised for not doing so. When he gives out grant money he will be operating in an environment where blacks always claim they don’t get paid what whites do and that their research topics are not considered as legitimate as whites. Applicants will complain about money and complain if Kendi doesn’t like their proposals. Also, managing people and projects is unlikely to be something his average IQ is capable of. Honestly, even outside of academia it has always surprised me that people who rise to the level where they have direct reports do not receive basic training in supervision (as opposed to management). There are best practices for supervisors and there are books and courses that teach these to you, the boring but critical stuff like what to do if people show up late or try to reverse delegate work to you, or whether you should continue to be palsy with them or establish some social distance.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Jim Don Bob, @Anonymous

    Here is an excellent article by Dalrymple on his time in Africa: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/out-of-africa/

    With three doctors, I rented an elegant colonial house set in beautiful grounds tended by a garden “boy” called Moses (the “boy” in garden boy or houseboy implied no youth: once, in East Africa, I was served by a houseboy who was 94, who had lived in the same family for 70 years, and who would have seen the suggestion of retirement as insulting). Surrounding the house was a flagstone veranda where breakfast was served on linen in the cool of the morning, the soft light of the sunrise spreading through the foliage of the jacaranda trees; even the harsh cry of the go-away bird seemed grateful on the ear.

    The black doctors who earned the same salary as we whites could not achieve the same standard of living for a very simple reason: they had an immense number of social obligations. They were expected to provide for an ever-expanding circle of family members and people from their village, tribe, and province. An income that allowed a white to live like a lord scarcely raised a black above the level of his family.

  117. @Currahee
    A Bentley, yes, a Bentley would be nice.

    Replies: @Marty, @SunBakedSuburb, @Antonius

    “with no strings attached”

    I have no doubt the Twitter money will be put to good use. The judgement and sincerity of overripe blacks have been on full display for everyone to see.

  118. “But he is terribly muddled on the question of how far it is permissible to attribute group characteristics to populations”

    Well, Mr. Sailer, that is something you undeniably share with him.

  119. @Art Deco
    @Cloudbuster

    He's a prison doctor. He's no stranger to lowlifes.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Neuday

    Also, from his wiki:

    His work as a doctor took him to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Tanzania, South Africa, and the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati).

    The man knows about Black people.

  120. @syonredux
    https://twitter.com/InezFeltscher/status/1296516261267021824



    Perhaps Dr Kendi should read some CS Lewis:



    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

    ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology

    Replies: @Altai, @SunBakedSuburb

    “moral busybodies”

    Even infants know the anti-racist revolution is a racket. But good things can come from bad things: blacks are now receiving the attention they have long deserved but have not received. The black voice is finally being heard. Through a bullhorn.

  121. Please be honest with others and yourself: you are SUPER JEALOUS.

    Kendi got the donation and you didn’t, this means only one thing that matters: he’s better than you.

  122. @Reg Cæsar
    @Nicholas Stix


    Andrew Hacker’s race “thing,” Two Nations
     
    Hacker attended an American Renaissance conference about that time, where I saw him chatting politely with David Duke.

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    Unfortunately, whites in their late 20s and 30s aren't much better these days. My son's (online) grade school just sent us his yearbook, and there are several spellings of "Braden" applied to both sexes. (Before anyone asks, "What's wrong with 'Braden?', please inform us what's right with it.)

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    They were even younger in 1955, though much more likely to be married. I crossed paths (now nearly 50 years ago) with a youngster named ‘DeMorge’ who was about five at the time. I think the year he was born is about the time it got off the ground. Prior to that, blacks gave their children Biblical names, or ordinary Anglo-Celtic names, or diminutives of Anglo-Celtic names. Names were off-beat (“Yolanda”) but recognizable. Southerners sometimes made inappropriate use of familiars and diminutives diminutives (the legal name of Bill Moyers, b. 1934, is ‘Billy Don Moyers’), but it’s only in the last 30 years or so that you come across these artificial, whimsical white-trash-inflected names. (“Mikayla”). It’s not age, because mothers are getting older every year.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Art Deco

    There's a billboard in my town promoting a new real estate agent. She is a good looking blonde white woman. Her first name is Chyanne.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco


    ...these artificial, whimsical white-trash-inflected names. (“Mikayla”).
     
    Mikayla isn't artificial at all; it and all its variants are simply mad misspellings of Michaela, the traditional English feminine of Michael. Particularly bizarre is McKayla, a lame attempt making it look Irish. Every time I meet a Michaela, I tell her, "I'm impressed! Your parents can spell.

    (Kayla may be a different story. You'd have to ask the parent(s) of each individual Kayla.)

    A name even unluckier than Michaela's is Schuyler. Everyone now riffs the spelling pun from Jeff MacNelly's Shoe.



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0c/85/96/0c85965f218397c75382f5273bea5303.jpg

    (the legal name of Bill Moyers, b. 1934, is ‘Billy Don Moyers’)
     
    It should be "Daisy", but I digress.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  123. @BenKenobi
    @Anonymous


    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him.
     
    LOL

    Replies: @Tlotsi

    You mean he’s not gay?

  124. @Reg Cæsar
    @Nicholas Stix


    Andrew Hacker’s race “thing,” Two Nations
     
    Hacker attended an American Renaissance conference about that time, where I saw him chatting politely with David Duke.

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    Unfortunately, whites in their late 20s and 30s aren't much better these days. My son's (online) grade school just sent us his yearbook, and there are several spellings of "Braden" applied to both sexes. (Before anyone asks, "What's wrong with 'Braden?', please inform us what's right with it.)

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    I assume that the naming conventions of American blacks boil down to a combination of high self-esteem and low cultural literacy. There may be some effects of family dislocation as well, meaning that family names may be less common. Blacks tend to like to stand out from the crowd, so I suspect that the ridiculous names are an attempt to give the child a unique identity from day one. But the effect is so wide spread and full of nonsense words that the uniqueness of black names is quite common.

    Catholics were generally required to give their children a name of a Saint (or acceptable diminutive thereof), title/epithet for Mary Mother of God (i.e., Dolores, Donna, Regina), or virtue and so forth in order to have the child receive baptism in the Church, so this tends to put fairly strong limits on how far one may go with given names. It probably explains why despite lower economic status Hispanics have fairly conventional names and haven’t fallen prey to black naming conventions nor the strange naming conventions of some whites.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)


    Catholics were generally required...
     
    Actually, they never were, by canon law. But everybody assumed so, the priests and nuns and relatives being so insistent.

    It's similar with Jews not naming children after living relatives. That's only among the Ashkenazim, and not an official rule, just a dyed-in-the-wool custom.

    Just as well. Anything but "Junior", which was ubiquitous until about 1960. Though that toddler in Brooklyn killed by a "stray" bullet and buried in a Cocomelon casket was something like "Davell, Jr."

    Are there many DeShawn Jrs. around today?

    Replies: @Cortes

  125. @Truth
    @Muggles


    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.
     
    Have you bought any lottery tickets this week?

    Replies: @Muggles, @Aardvark

    How much idiot can someone be if they can get someone to give them $10M?
    It’s not the receiving party that is the idiot here….

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Aardvark

    I agree. I've written a book. Nobody offered me $10m.

    Replies: @wren

  126. @art guerrilla
    okay, 40-50 comments made after mine, and they show up, while mine is still in some 'awaiting moderation' bullshit limbo i am relegated to for being deemed untouchable...
    you know, unz, you could MAN UP and simply email me to FOAD, but you and your cohorts have decided to play chickenshit passive-aggressive games to stifle me...
    big, bad 'intellectuals' afraid of a teeny tiny cock-a-roach of a jester ? ? ?
    you ARE thin-skinned, aren't you ? ? ?
    DISGUSTING and cowardly behavior by mini-gatekeepers, EVEN IN a minor sandbox of no particular importance...
    hypocritical, unprincipled, dishonorable wormtongues all...
    again, the lack of self-awareness of acting JUST LIKE EMPIRE when given a chance, is amazing...

    Replies: @anon, @TWS

  127. @Dumbo
    Not everything is about intelligence or IQ, nor ever was. You don't need to be clever to know which way the wind is blowing. And how intelligent are most scammers, anyway?

    Replies: @botazefa

    And how intelligent are most scammers, anyway?

    When chased by a bear, you only have to run faster than the other guy being chased. Seems like a good scammer only has to be cleverer than his quarry.

    Intelligence matters.

  128. @art guerrilla
    okay, 40-50 comments made after mine, and they show up, while mine is still in some 'awaiting moderation' bullshit limbo i am relegated to for being deemed untouchable...
    you know, unz, you could MAN UP and simply email me to FOAD, but you and your cohorts have decided to play chickenshit passive-aggressive games to stifle me...
    big, bad 'intellectuals' afraid of a teeny tiny cock-a-roach of a jester ? ? ?
    you ARE thin-skinned, aren't you ? ? ?
    DISGUSTING and cowardly behavior by mini-gatekeepers, EVEN IN a minor sandbox of no particular importance...
    hypocritical, unprincipled, dishonorable wormtongues all...
    again, the lack of self-awareness of acting JUST LIKE EMPIRE when given a chance, is amazing...

    Replies: @anon, @TWS

    Is this performance art like Tiny Duck? If so, you’ve nailed ‘Ed Anger’.

  129. @Art Deco
    @Reg Cæsar

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    They were even younger in 1955, though much more likely to be married. I crossed paths (now nearly 50 years ago) with a youngster named 'DeMorge' who was about five at the time. I think the year he was born is about the time it got off the ground. Prior to that, blacks gave their children Biblical names, or ordinary Anglo-Celtic names, or diminutives of Anglo-Celtic names. Names were off-beat ("Yolanda") but recognizable. Southerners sometimes made inappropriate use of familiars and diminutives diminutives (the legal name of Bill Moyers, b. 1934, is 'Billy Don Moyers'), but it's only in the last 30 years or so that you come across these artificial, whimsical white-trash-inflected names. ("Mikayla"). It's not age, because mothers are getting older every year.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Reg Cæsar

    There’s a billboard in my town promoting a new real estate agent. She is a good looking blonde white woman. Her first name is Chyanne.

  130. @syonredux

    His GPA was below 3.0; his SAT scores were just above 1000.
     
    Let's see what a SAT to IQ conversion site has to say:


    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx

    Assuming that by "just over 1000" the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor's IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD).

    And here's a piece from Charles Murray where he notes that a person with a 110 IQ really has no business getting an undergraduate degree.....

    https://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/10/17/charles-murray/do-you-have-any-idea-what-iq-110

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Flip, @syonredux, @Seneca44, @Ben tillman, @res

    Probably did not need to crack the triple digits in the IQ test to get his doctorate in African American Studies. One really has to wonder what they study in the upper level and graduate classes. Differential equations to explain disparate impact? Doubt it. Behavioral genetics? Probably would not like what they find.

  131. @Anonymous
    Dorsey's psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.

    This guy supposedly set some model up in a lavish mansion and she still left him. Utterly creeped out by his super beta seduction technique.

    His diet and fasting regime is eccentric nonsense to go with his nonsense radical chic politics. $10M? I predict even crazier attempts at status signaling in the future.

    Dorsey is relatively young. He will get a lot crazier. Reminds me of cartoonist Crumb family.

    He needs 1 caveman diet 2 combat fight training and 3 traditional Christianity to bring him back from the brink. Not rapture garbage or estrogen soaked woke church or eastern mysticism. Not veganism.

    Jesus Christ fought the good fight against totalitarian scum. Dorsey needs to follow in those footsteps but he won't because above all he is a coward. Absolutely caved to the anti-American post-American activism. Utterly rejects free speech.

    His T level has probably cratered. He can't think straight. Joined the synagogue of satan and it's making him crazy.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @Almost Missouri, @restless94110, @AnotherDad

    Dorsey’s psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.

    Don’t know anything about the guy, but still agree with this.

    From quick read of his bio he’s unfortunately another embarassment to the tribe–my tribe, part Irish Americans.

    It’s hard to understand people like this. If i’d lucked into this sort of money, can’t say what i’d be doing but, i damn sure wouldn’t be this sort of pathetic cucky tool.

    From a career in tech, it’s definitely true that while there are a lot of very intelligent and reasonably informed and well-rounded people, there is also a pretty big stratum of guys intellectually fascinated by tech, but utterly ignorant of the world. They never had much interest in “the world”, have a mediocre base of knowledge about the world outside of tech and have never thought very long or hard about how people, communities, nations, civilizations work, about how we actually got here. And as a result their ideas about politics are generally pretty stupid. (Pie in the sky libertarianism, corporate one-world-market, globohomoism or trendy leftism.)

    Another day, another rich beta gentile cucking. Doesn’t this guy have any guy friends to smack him upside the head and get him to wise up? I guess when you get that rich, the answer is “no”.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @AnotherDad

    People who run tech companies know that they are vulnerable to the charge of insufficient diversity. Maybe he's just trying to by off his critics for a while.

  132. @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Dorsey’s psyche has been damaged by too much money too fast. Likely wearing a gag ball on the weekends.

    After ten years of twitter he was obviously searching for meaning in his life. He is now a completely warped super beta.
    ...

     

    Don't know anything about the guy, but still agree with this.

    From quick read of his bio he's unfortunately another embarassment to the tribe--my tribe, part Irish Americans.

    It's hard to understand people like this. If i'd lucked into this sort of money, can't say what i'd be doing but, i damn sure wouldn't be this sort of pathetic cucky tool.

    From a career in tech, it's definitely true that while there are a lot of very intelligent and reasonably informed and well-rounded people, there is also a pretty big stratum of guys intellectually fascinated by tech, but utterly ignorant of the world. They never had much interest in "the world", have a mediocre base of knowledge about the world outside of tech and have never thought very long or hard about how people, communities, nations, civilizations work, about how we actually got here. And as a result their ideas about politics are generally pretty stupid. (Pie in the sky libertarianism, corporate one-world-market, globohomoism or trendy leftism.)

    Another day, another rich beta gentile cucking. Doesn't this guy have any guy friends to smack him upside the head and get him to wise up? I guess when you get that rich, the answer is "no".

    Replies: @black sea

    People who run tech companies know that they are vulnerable to the charge of insufficient diversity. Maybe he’s just trying to by off his critics for a while.

  133. @guest007
    A good way to determine someone's true view on equality and equity, ask them how many high school seniors do they think can really master algebra.

    If someone says that everyone can master algebra is given enough resources, if they have great teachers, it they are sitting next to the Asian kids, then you know they are a proponent of equity. These people will call you racist if you point out that many students never succeed in learning algebra.

    If someone answers that 1/3 of students can learn how to apply algorithm by rote, 1/3 can actually master algebra, and 1/3 will never be able to solve problems using algebra, then one knows that that person understands equality. Such people know one should be able to take a class in algebra with the understanding that some will fail the class.

    The last group will tell you that some people have a talent for math and some do not and that those with talent will master algebra on their own. Those are the biology is destiny types.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ancient Briton

    A good way to determine someone’s true view on equality and equity, ask them how many high school seniors do they think can really master algebra.

    No it’s not, because when they reply to you, you’ll jiggle with the goalposts.

    • Replies: @guest007
    @Art Deco

    There is no moving the goal posts. If they claim that everyone can master algebra they are definitely, provably wrong. If they claim that everyone can be trained enough to apply an algorithm and get a right answer, once again they can be shown to be wrong. Then again, you did not write what percentage of high school students can master algebra while providing a definition of master.

  134. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Reg Cæsar


    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.
     
    I assume that the naming conventions of American blacks boil down to a combination of high self-esteem and low cultural literacy. There may be some effects of family dislocation as well, meaning that family names may be less common. Blacks tend to like to stand out from the crowd, so I suspect that the ridiculous names are an attempt to give the child a unique identity from day one. But the effect is so wide spread and full of nonsense words that the uniqueness of black names is quite common.

    Catholics were generally required to give their children a name of a Saint (or acceptable diminutive thereof), title/epithet for Mary Mother of God (i.e., Dolores, Donna, Regina), or virtue and so forth in order to have the child receive baptism in the Church, so this tends to put fairly strong limits on how far one may go with given names. It probably explains why despite lower economic status Hispanics have fairly conventional names and haven't fallen prey to black naming conventions nor the strange naming conventions of some whites.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Catholics were generally required…

    Actually, they never were, by canon law. But everybody assumed so, the priests and nuns and relatives being so insistent.

    It’s similar with Jews not naming children after living relatives. That’s only among the Ashkenazim, and not an official rule, just a dyed-in-the-wool custom.

    Just as well. Anything but “Junior”, which was ubiquitous until about 1960. Though that toddler in Brooklyn killed by a “stray” bullet and buried in a Cocomelon casket was something like “Davell, Jr.”

    Are there many DeShawn Jrs. around today?

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Reg Cæsar

    Priests used their power to impose names on poor families.

    In another life I had to authenticate a will subscribed by a woman (who had prospered) using her “real” name as opposed to her registered name.

    In my own immediate family, the confirmation name chosen by my widowed mother for my sister (“Felicity”) was rejected as inappropriate. It was replaced with “Frances”.

    In retrospect it was the beginning of the gay mafia.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  135. @syonredux

    His GPA was below 3.0; his SAT scores were just above 1000.
     
    Let's see what a SAT to IQ conversion site has to say:


    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx

    Assuming that by "just over 1000" the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor's IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD).

    And here's a piece from Charles Murray where he notes that a person with a 110 IQ really has no business getting an undergraduate degree.....

    https://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/10/17/charles-murray/do-you-have-any-idea-what-iq-110

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Flip, @syonredux, @Seneca44, @Ben tillman, @res

    You should be using the post-recentering rating scale for him. Should knock off 6 or 7 IQ points.

  136. @Irish Paleo
    Steve’s recent writings re Robyn DiAngelo et al have convinced me that a significant explanatory variable behind recent cultural trends is a mismatch between people’s IQ bands and their ambitions/ preferences:

    1. The Robyn DiAngelo phenomenon can be summarised as follows. A person with a 115 IQ who:

    (a) is good at bullying people with 100 IQs (hat tip to Steve on that observation);

    (b) deeply resents 120 IQs for their superior earnings and social status;

    (c) is easily bamboozled by the hifalutin verbiage of cynical and/or dishonest 130+ IQs like Foucault and Marcuse; and

    (d) has linguistic capabilities beyond her overall G factor intelligence which allow her to impersonate an intellectual.

    This phenomenon is disproportionately female and white.

    2. The Ibram X Kendi phenomenon - a person with a 105 IQ who has grown up amongst people with 85-95 IQs and is:

    (a) considered smart by his childhood peers and family;

    (b) dismayed to discover in his late teens and early 20s that he actually isn’t;

    (c) convinced that the people who are ostensibly much brighter than he is must have benefited from some unfair advantage over him; and

    (d) charismatic enough to exploit the tendency of smart people towards insecurity and virtue signalling and convincing them that he is both their peer and their victim.

    This phenomenon is disproportionately coloured and male.

    3. The Ta Nehisi Coates phenomenon - a 110 IQ beta male with the tastes and preferences of a 130+ IQ/Asperger spectrum science and maths nerd who:

    (a) is bitterly resentful of his lack of Social acceptance within the nerd sphere; and

    (b) has a knack for whiney, narcissistic, “everything that people do is a personal attack on me” rhetoric that appeals to overweight female social science grads.

    This phenomenon seems to encompass almost everyone who writes for Wired magazine.

    4. The Angela Saini phenomenon - a 120 IQ female humanities type who has miscast herself into a 130+ IQ science/maths professional milieu for reasons of prestige/feminism and:

    (a) isn’t cut out for her chosen field;

    (b) seeks to remake her chosen field into a de facto humanities discipline; and

    (c) uses wokeness as a vehicle for achieving (b) above.

    This phenomenon seems to not be particularly ethnically correlated - Amy Harmon is a rather good white version of it.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Disagree. Kendi went back to school for a research degree. The one thing which explains that is that he’s been getting oodles of positive feedback that an ordinary person would not receive. (If my own observation of blackademics is representative, it’s atypical for them to be spoiled to the degree Kendi has been; eventually something resembling honest feedback kicks in and they have to deal with it; NB, Glenn Loury, whose publication record is what you’d expect of an elderly professor at a research university, does not have an endowed chair).

    As for Coates, he’s notable for his deficit of perspective and his assiduous displacement of blame (as well as being the recipient of scads of positive feedback he doesn’t merit).

  137. @Art Deco
    @unit472

    He didn't get the statue on account of his academic work.

    It's a reasonable wager his scamming around in graduate school went undiscovered for > 30 years after he entered public life because no one familiar with Paul Tillich's work bothered to request from UMI a copy of his dissertation to read it. Academic theologians qua academic theologians weren't interested in what he had to say. Thousands of theses at divinity schools and seminaries are submitted every year.

    Replies: @vinteuil

    He didn’t get the statue on account of his academic work.

    Well, OK – but he did get it, at least in part, on account of being perceived as a man of high moral character. His plagiarism is obviously relevant to that question.

  138. @syonredux

    His GPA was below 3.0; his SAT scores were just above 1000.
     
    Let's see what a SAT to IQ conversion site has to say:


    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx

    Assuming that by "just over 1000" the article means that he scored approx 1010, that means that the good Doctor's IQ is either 106.80 (15 SD) or 107.25 (16 SD).

    And here's a piece from Charles Murray where he notes that a person with a 110 IQ really has no business getting an undergraduate degree.....

    https://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/10/17/charles-murray/do-you-have-any-idea-what-iq-110

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Flip, @syonredux, @Seneca44, @Ben tillman, @res

    Flip’s right about you wanting to use the post-1995 version of the conversion (Kendi was born in 1982).
    https://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/SATIQ.aspx
    The odd thing is that page actually gives a higher estimate for 1010 (109.46) than your link (the ceiling is lower though).

    Which is nonsensical given that the whole purpose of the 1995 recentering was to adjust the scoring so 1000 was average again. Roughly speaking that meant increasing the combined scores in the center range 100 points. So 1010 post-1995 is roughly equivalent to 910 before. Which in your chart would be an IQ of 97.12.

    For much more on the recentering see Dorans (2004)
    The Recentering of SAT® Scales and Its Effects on Score Distributions and Score Interpretations
    https://www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/RR-02-04-Dorans.pdf

  139. @Jane Plain
    @AnotherDad


    “How were white gentiles–who created the most successful civilization in human history–so easily rolled by Jewish minoritarianism?”
     
    They weren't. Ever think of that, genius?

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    Say what?

  140. @Art Deco
    @Reg Cæsar

    Though the naming of black children is a bit much even for his bleeding heart. He attributes it, probably correctly, to very young and immature girls having babies but no clue about proper naming practices.

    They were even younger in 1955, though much more likely to be married. I crossed paths (now nearly 50 years ago) with a youngster named 'DeMorge' who was about five at the time. I think the year he was born is about the time it got off the ground. Prior to that, blacks gave their children Biblical names, or ordinary Anglo-Celtic names, or diminutives of Anglo-Celtic names. Names were off-beat ("Yolanda") but recognizable. Southerners sometimes made inappropriate use of familiars and diminutives diminutives (the legal name of Bill Moyers, b. 1934, is 'Billy Don Moyers'), but it's only in the last 30 years or so that you come across these artificial, whimsical white-trash-inflected names. ("Mikayla"). It's not age, because mothers are getting older every year.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Reg Cæsar

    …these artificial, whimsical white-trash-inflected names. (“Mikayla”).

    Mikayla isn’t artificial at all; it and all its variants are simply mad misspellings of Michaela, the traditional English feminine of Michael. Particularly bizarre is McKayla, a lame attempt making it look Irish. Every time I meet a Michaela, I tell her, “I’m impressed! Your parents can spell.

    (Kayla may be a different story. You’d have to ask the parent(s) of each individual Kayla.)

    A name even unluckier than Michaela’s is Schuyler. Everyone now riffs the spelling pun from Jeff MacNelly’s Shoe.

    (the legal name of Bill Moyers, b. 1934, is ‘Billy Don Moyers’)

    It should be “Daisy”, but I digress.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Reg Cæsar

    Mikayla isn’t artificial at all; it and all its variants are simply mad misspellings of Michaela, the traditional English feminine of Michael.

    Not in this country. In 1940, 'Michaela's numbered fewer than 700 out of a female population of 70 million or so and the bulk of them lived in the southwest (commonly Chicano) or were born abroad (Italy and other continental countries).

  141. Kendi was born Henry Rogers which just wouldn’t do as a name for someone LARPing as a bLack intellectual. Too white and sheeit.

  142. @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco


    ...these artificial, whimsical white-trash-inflected names. (“Mikayla”).
     
    Mikayla isn't artificial at all; it and all its variants are simply mad misspellings of Michaela, the traditional English feminine of Michael. Particularly bizarre is McKayla, a lame attempt making it look Irish. Every time I meet a Michaela, I tell her, "I'm impressed! Your parents can spell.

    (Kayla may be a different story. You'd have to ask the parent(s) of each individual Kayla.)

    A name even unluckier than Michaela's is Schuyler. Everyone now riffs the spelling pun from Jeff MacNelly's Shoe.



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0c/85/96/0c85965f218397c75382f5273bea5303.jpg

    (the legal name of Bill Moyers, b. 1934, is ‘Billy Don Moyers’)
     
    It should be "Daisy", but I digress.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Mikayla isn’t artificial at all; it and all its variants are simply mad misspellings of Michaela, the traditional English feminine of Michael.

    Not in this country. In 1940, ‘Michaela’s numbered fewer than 700 out of a female population of 70 million or so and the bulk of them lived in the southwest (commonly Chicano) or were born abroad (Italy and other continental countries).

  143. The term “racist” and “racism” should now just be replaced with “witch” and “witchcraft”. This is all the meaning they have anymore.

    What these people want is everything. Consequently, what they should get, is nothing.

    The time has come for white people to answer any and all charges of racism with “whatever, man, you ain’t getting our stuff. It’s our stuff, not yours.”

    • Agree: Rob McX
  144. @Dr. X
    Only in America can an undistinguished Negro of average intelligence be heralded as an intellectual and given a position at a prestigious university, and then be given $10 million by a white man after writing a tedious and unreflective book blaming every problem of blacks on white racism.

    That's one hell of a scam.

    If this country isn't fucked up beyond repair, I don't know what is.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton

    At least he wrote his own damn book, c.f., Barry O’Bama!

  145. @Bill Jones
    "Kendi was recently (July 1, 2020) also awarded Boston U.’s endowed chair previously held by Elie Wiesel"

    Your point being, I suppose, that he's ascended to the very pinnacle of vicious, fraudulent, racist liars.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Harry Baldwin

    Touché.

  146. @guest007
    A good way to determine someone's true view on equality and equity, ask them how many high school seniors do they think can really master algebra.

    If someone says that everyone can master algebra is given enough resources, if they have great teachers, it they are sitting next to the Asian kids, then you know they are a proponent of equity. These people will call you racist if you point out that many students never succeed in learning algebra.

    If someone answers that 1/3 of students can learn how to apply algorithm by rote, 1/3 can actually master algebra, and 1/3 will never be able to solve problems using algebra, then one knows that that person understands equality. Such people know one should be able to take a class in algebra with the understanding that some will fail the class.

    The last group will tell you that some people have a talent for math and some do not and that those with talent will master algebra on their own. Those are the biology is destiny types.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ancient Briton

    Mathematics is a humbling discipline; you quickly run into the limitations of your intellectual capacity, unlike x-studies where you bs forever.

  147. @Reg Cæsar
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)


    Catholics were generally required...
     
    Actually, they never were, by canon law. But everybody assumed so, the priests and nuns and relatives being so insistent.

    It's similar with Jews not naming children after living relatives. That's only among the Ashkenazim, and not an official rule, just a dyed-in-the-wool custom.

    Just as well. Anything but "Junior", which was ubiquitous until about 1960. Though that toddler in Brooklyn killed by a "stray" bullet and buried in a Cocomelon casket was something like "Davell, Jr."

    Are there many DeShawn Jrs. around today?

    Replies: @Cortes

    Priests used their power to impose names on poor families.

    In another life I had to authenticate a will subscribed by a woman (who had prospered) using her “real” name as opposed to her registered name.

    In my own immediate family, the confirmation name chosen by my widowed mother for my sister (“Felicity”) was rejected as inappropriate. It was replaced with “Frances”.

    In retrospect it was the beginning of the gay mafia.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Cortes


    In my own immediate family, the confirmation name chosen by my widowed mother for my sister (“Felicity”) was rejected as inappropriate. It was replaced with “Frances”.
     
    Oh, come on. Even the unchurched Derb knows about Saint Felicity:


    https://vdare.com/radio-derb/kamala-controversies-united-states-of-antifa-and-totalitarianism-lite-etc#03

    https://catholicsaints.info/saint-felicity-of-rome/

    Replies: @Cortes

  148. @Cortes
    America is a can-do place.

    “Who can take a sunrise?
    (Who can take a sunrise?)
    Sprinkle it with dew
    (Sprinkle it with dew)
    Cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two

    The Candy Man (the candy man)
    The Candy Man can (the candy man can)
    The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love
    And makes the world taste good
    (Makes the world taste good)

    Who can take the rainbow?
    (Who can take the rainbow?)
    Wrap it in a sigh
    (Wrap it in a sigh)
    Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie”

    Replies: @wren

    Based Les Claypool version:

  149. @Cortes
    @Reg Cæsar

    Priests used their power to impose names on poor families.

    In another life I had to authenticate a will subscribed by a woman (who had prospered) using her “real” name as opposed to her registered name.

    In my own immediate family, the confirmation name chosen by my widowed mother for my sister (“Felicity”) was rejected as inappropriate. It was replaced with “Frances”.

    In retrospect it was the beginning of the gay mafia.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    In my own immediate family, the confirmation name chosen by my widowed mother for my sister (“Felicity”) was rejected as inappropriate. It was replaced with “Frances”.

    Oh, come on. Even the unchurched Derb knows about Saint Felicity:

    https://vdare.com/radio-derb/kamala-controversies-united-states-of-antifa-and-totalitarianism-lite-etc#03

    https://catholicsaints.info/saint-felicity-of-rome/

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Reg Cæsar

    No “come on”, please.

    I know whereof I speak.

    The same kind of petty bullying goes on these days. And fifty odd years ago, in a congregation of mainly uneducated working class people, you think the simpering arsehole of a priest who lived off the afternoon teas of the few middle class matrons would resist the temptation to bullshit a parishioner? Anticlerical feelings in Europe arose from real grievances.

  150. Steven Hayward of Powerline may have seen this post (or all the same tweets), but he adds a clip from 1961 Vonnegut:

    THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

  151. @Anon

    On a positive note, giving some idiot a ton of undeserved money is often a quick route to oblivion for the recipient.

    It attracts grifters, grafters and mooches and can subsidize all kinds of bad habits.
     

    You nailed it. This might be fun to watch.

    I remember reading about a responsible young black lady working as a waitress to save money, but she took buses, transferring a couple of times to a restaurant far from her neighborhood. The reason: Apparently if you’re black and work at a retail establishment, or worse, own one, you attract friends and family looking for handouts. In a previous job black groups would pressure her to “forget” the bill or comp free desserts or the like, all day long. This kind of loser culture holds not only in the black community, but in the Hawaiian and Samoan community. The latter two because of strong family ties. Not sure what the origin is for blacks: a collective unconscious memory of a previous time when there were strong family ties, or a sense that all blacks are family against the man?

    At any rate, when Kendi, for example, hires grad students or staff he will either have to hire a raft of blacks, many flaky, or be criticised for not doing so. When he gives out grant money he will be operating in an environment where blacks always claim they don’t get paid what whites do and that their research topics are not considered as legitimate as whites. Applicants will complain about money and complain if Kendi doesn’t like their proposals. Also, managing people and projects is unlikely to be something his average IQ is capable of. Honestly, even outside of academia it has always surprised me that people who rise to the level where they have direct reports do not receive basic training in supervision (as opposed to management). There are best practices for supervisors and there are books and courses that teach these to you, the boring but critical stuff like what to do if people show up late or try to reverse delegate work to you, or whether you should continue to be palsy with them or establish some social distance.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Jim Don Bob, @Anonymous

    Not sure what the origin is for blacks: a collective unconscious memory of a previous time when there were strong family ties, or a sense that all blacks are family against the man?

    Uh, maybe they just like receiving free stuff. A lot of people do.

  152. @Currahee
    A Bentley, yes, a Bentley would be nice.

    Replies: @Marty, @SunBakedSuburb, @Antonius

    Who provides security for the woke billionaire class? Surely not whitey? Protecting the likes of Dorsey et al should be considered an act of treason.

  153. @Art Deco
    @guest007

    A good way to determine someone’s true view on equality and equity, ask them how many high school seniors do they think can really master algebra.

    No it's not, because when they reply to you, you'll jiggle with the goalposts.

    Replies: @guest007

    There is no moving the goal posts. If they claim that everyone can master algebra they are definitely, provably wrong. If they claim that everyone can be trained enough to apply an algorithm and get a right answer, once again they can be shown to be wrong. Then again, you did not write what percentage of high school students can master algebra while providing a definition of master.

  154. @Aardvark
    @Truth

    How much idiot can someone be if they can get someone to give them $10M?
    It's not the receiving party that is the idiot here....

    Replies: @Truth

    I agree. I’ve written a book. Nobody offered me $10m.

    • Replies: @wren
    @Truth

    Awesome! I hope you got some reward for your book.

    I hope Steve writes a book one of these days.

  155. This shows that blacks are still largely paid for their entertainment value, not their contribution potential. Having said that, I don’t really like the IQ fixation this article has. It’s a little too reminiscent of the old high school, “He’s not good looking enough to have a girlfriend who’s that pretty,” mindset. Comes across more as resentment than critique. I understand that this compensation is for academic research/pursuits, but academics has become the new entertainment industry.

  156. @Bert
    @restless94110

    I've heard of "the Crumb crowd." A coterie of not entirely normal people attracted to Crumb in S.F. in the late 60's and earliest 70's. After the inspiration and model for Crumb's Ideal Woman moved on to a less crazy life, I enjoyed a four day fling with her. Slightly less crazy actually. Them was the days, for sure.

    Replies: @restless94110

    Who, pray tell, was Cruimb’s inspiration and model? He was inspired to do his exquisite art by one woman???? Did she present you with a certificate of inspiration?

    And I was attracted to Crumb. He was great! But I don’t understand. Not entirely normal? Who is?

    But this guy claims it was the Crumb family. Crumb had two brothers. He married that Jewish chick and had a daughter and a son. What is the bleedin’ Crumb family?

    Thanks for your response, but I’m going to say the guy who wrote it is stupid and insane and casts shade on everything he says.

    • Replies: @Bert
    @restless94110

    Obviously I am not going to provide a name. Peruse this and figure it out. https://books.google.com/books/about/Why_Me.html?id=gJPLOjjDBfwC

    The Ideal Woman character had an inspirational origin, not the entire body of art.

    I received a certificate of exhaustion, which was enough to make me understand how inspiring she could be to any red-blooded fellow.

    Replies: @wren, @restless94110

  157. @Reg Cæsar
    @Cortes


    In my own immediate family, the confirmation name chosen by my widowed mother for my sister (“Felicity”) was rejected as inappropriate. It was replaced with “Frances”.
     
    Oh, come on. Even the unchurched Derb knows about Saint Felicity:


    https://vdare.com/radio-derb/kamala-controversies-united-states-of-antifa-and-totalitarianism-lite-etc#03

    https://catholicsaints.info/saint-felicity-of-rome/

    Replies: @Cortes

    No “come on”, please.

    I know whereof I speak.

    The same kind of petty bullying goes on these days. And fifty odd years ago, in a congregation of mainly uneducated working class people, you think the simpering arsehole of a priest who lived off the afternoon teas of the few middle class matrons would resist the temptation to bullshit a parishioner? Anticlerical feelings in Europe arose from real grievances.

  158. @Truth
    @Aardvark

    I agree. I've written a book. Nobody offered me $10m.

    Replies: @wren

    Awesome! I hope you got some reward for your book.

    I hope Steve writes a book one of these days.

  159. I am so conflicted about this because I knew Jack when he was 16. Why he has degenerated is on him. He really, makes me sick, and I would not want him around my kids – they are adults, now, but, I don’t trust him around young people whatever, fuck-off!

    • Replies: @wren
    @Lagertha

    Jack is no angel.

    https://youtu.be/p8N0xN0ihMA

  160. @Lagertha
    I am so conflicted about this because I knew Jack when he was 16. Why he has degenerated is on him. He really, makes me sick, and I would not want him around my kids - they are adults, now, but, I don't trust him around young people whatever, fuck-off!

    Replies: @wren

    Jack is no angel.

  161. @restless94110
    @Bert

    Who, pray tell, was Cruimb's inspiration and model? He was inspired to do his exquisite art by one woman???? Did she present you with a certificate of inspiration?

    And I was attracted to Crumb. He was great! But I don't understand. Not entirely normal? Who is?

    But this guy claims it was the Crumb family. Crumb had two brothers. He married that Jewish chick and had a daughter and a son. What is the bleedin' Crumb family?

    Thanks for your response, but I'm going to say the guy who wrote it is stupid and insane and casts shade on everything he says.

    Replies: @Bert

    Obviously I am not going to provide a name. Peruse this and figure it out. https://books.google.com/books/about/Why_Me.html?id=gJPLOjjDBfwC

    The Ideal Woman character had an inspirational origin, not the entire body of art.

    I received a certificate of exhaustion, which was enough to make me understand how inspiring she could be to any red-blooded fellow.

    • Replies: @wren
    @Bert

    That book had some great stories in it!

    I have no idea what you are talking about with regards to Mr. Crumb or his muse, but thank you for introducing that book to me.

    Very inspirational.

    , @restless94110
    @Bert

    Help me to understand:

    You want me to read a 10,000 word book that has nothing to do with anything so that I can "figure it out" because "obviously" you don't want to say two words (first and last name)?

    And this is obvious that you should do this?

    This is the modern version of my Dad saying 'look it up in the dictionary" when asked what a word meant. I didn't like it then, bud. And I really don't like it now.

    What the bleedin' flick are you talkin' about?

    By the way, perhaps the idea that a woman could inspire any red-blooded fella is exhausting to you. To me, it's simply lunacy. They aren't worth it, mate.

  162. @Bill Jones
    "Kendi was recently (July 1, 2020) also awarded Boston U.’s endowed chair previously held by Elie Wiesel"

    Your point being, I suppose, that he's ascended to the very pinnacle of vicious, fraudulent, racist liars.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Harry Baldwin

    “Kendi was recently (July 1, 2020) also awarded Boston U.’s endowed chair previously held by Elie Wiesel”

    With Kendi, you get less weeping, more whinging.

  163. @Bert
    @restless94110

    Obviously I am not going to provide a name. Peruse this and figure it out. https://books.google.com/books/about/Why_Me.html?id=gJPLOjjDBfwC

    The Ideal Woman character had an inspirational origin, not the entire body of art.

    I received a certificate of exhaustion, which was enough to make me understand how inspiring she could be to any red-blooded fellow.

    Replies: @wren, @restless94110

    That book had some great stories in it!

    I have no idea what you are talking about with regards to Mr. Crumb or his muse, but thank you for introducing that book to me.

    Very inspirational.

  164. @Cloudbuster
    @Art Deco

    A prison doctor in the UK. Their black underclass simply doesn't compare to ours. His "sympathy" shows he has romantic notions about American blacks.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive

    His real name is Dr Anthony Daniels. When last I heard, he was retired and living in the South West of France. Most of his work is of high quality. But he is part-Jewish, which means certain important things are never mentioned in his articles.

  165. @Bert
    @restless94110

    Obviously I am not going to provide a name. Peruse this and figure it out. https://books.google.com/books/about/Why_Me.html?id=gJPLOjjDBfwC

    The Ideal Woman character had an inspirational origin, not the entire body of art.

    I received a certificate of exhaustion, which was enough to make me understand how inspiring she could be to any red-blooded fellow.

    Replies: @wren, @restless94110

    Help me to understand:

    You want me to read a 10,000 word book that has nothing to do with anything so that I can “figure it out” because “obviously” you don’t want to say two words (first and last name)?

    And this is obvious that you should do this?

    This is the modern version of my Dad saying ‘look it up in the dictionary” when asked what a word meant. I didn’t like it then, bud. And I really don’t like it now.

    What the bleedin’ flick are you talkin’ about?

    By the way, perhaps the idea that a woman could inspire any red-blooded fella is exhausting to you. To me, it’s simply lunacy. They aren’t worth it, mate.

  166. @Change that Matters
    @Michelle

    I felt compelled to seek this out. Don't ask; more fool I.

    Here are the first six pages transcribed in full:

    "Antiracist Baby is bred, not born.
    Antiracist Baby is raised
    to make society transform.

    Babies are taught to be racist or antiracist -
    there's no neutrality.
    Take these 9 steps to make equity a reality.

    1. Open your eyes to all skin colors.

    Antiracist Baby learns all the colors,
    not because race is true.
    If you claim to be color-blind,
    you deny what's right in front of you.

    2. Use your words to talk about race.

    No one will see racism if we only stay silent.
    If we don't name racism,
    it won't stop being so violent."

    Are you really sticking to that 3-digit IQ story, Steve?

    The book has 1,200 ratings on Amazon, of which 82% of them are 5 stars. It sells for $7.68 on Kindle. It is 24 pages (you just read 25% of the book). It's current Kindle ranking is #758, and it's #1 in Children's Books on the U.S.

    Boethius puzzled over bad fortune without regard to merit in his Consolation of Philosophy. A future Boethius, presuming Western civilization can engender one, may well ponder good fortune in the same vein. Mr. Kendi would be an excellent case study.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Michelle

    I know. It is really, really stinking bad! The writing is just terrible.

  167. @Charlotte
    @Michelle

    Sample:


    Anti racist baby is bred, not born.

    Antiracist baby is raised to make society transform
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @Michelle

    Isn’t it awful?

  168. @Possumman
    @Michelle

    Looks a lot like the books "written" by Baltimore's Mayor Pugh--she sold boxes of them to non profits and other fellow travelers for hundreds of thousands of $-she is in the federal slammer currently.

    Replies: @Michelle

    Well Kendi’s a Media Darling.

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