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A friend writes:

I saw this dude who claims to be a woman say that Christians need to push for their church to acknowledge “Queer holy days.” Remarkable they’re finally calling this by the name they want – “holy days”.

From LGBTQ Nation:

Here’s your complete list of LGBTQ holidays & commemorations

Get out your calendars and get ready to highlight any LGBTQ “holidays” you want to observe.
By Terrance Heath Thursday, October 18, 2018

… National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on February 7, to increase HIV education, testing, treatment, and involvement in African-American communities.

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week takes place the week following Valentine’s Day. Aromantics are people who do not experience romantic attraction. During the week, LGBTQ groups worldwide hold events to raise awareness of aromanticism and show support for people on the aromantic spectrum. …

International Transgender Day of Visibility, held each year on March 31, is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. Transgender activist Rachel Crandall founded the event in 2009.

Day of Silence, held on April 17, is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s annual day to protest the bullying of LGBT students and their supporters. The day-long vow of silence represents the silencing of LGBT students and their allies.

Lesbian Visibility Day, on April 26, celebrates, recognizes, and raises the visibility of lesbians. The National Coalition for LGBT Health first organized it.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, observed on May 17 to raise awareness of anti-LGBT violence and repression worldwide.

Harvey Milk Day began in 2010. It honors the assassinated politician and LGBT rights activist on his birthday, May 22. It’s officially celebrated in Milk’s home state, California.

While Pride celebrations occur year-round, June is celebrated as LGBT Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall riots, which started on June 28, 1969. June is also the month that same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States.

The Pulse Night of Remembrance commemorates the loss of 49 people in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.

Created by Adam Steward in 2009 and celebrated on July 16, International Drag Day to give drag artists a chance to showcase their creativity and contributions to gay culture.

Bisexuals and their supporters observe Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23, as a day to recognize and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, community, and culture. …

National Coming Out Day is an LGBTQ awareness day observed on October 11 and encourages LGBTQ people to come out to the people in their lives as a form of personal political activism. …

International Pronouns Day is held on October 17. The day “seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace.” This was the inaugural year for this “holiday.”

Spirit Day occurs on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, and promoted by GLAAD, it was created in response to a series of bullying-related suicides of gay students like Tyler Clementi. Observers wear purple as a sign of support for LGBTQ youth.

Asexuality Awareness Week varies from year to year and occurs between October 20 and 26. The international campaign seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences.

Intersex Awareness Day commemorates the first intersex protest on held on October 26, 1996, outside the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s an international day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children. …

Transgender Awareness Week typically occurs in the second week in November and celebrates and educates about transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs on November 20, memorializes those murdered as a result of transphobia, and brings attention to continued violence against transgender people. Memorials typically include a reading of the names of those killed in the past year.

World AIDS Day takes place on December 1. Recognized by the United Nations in 1988, the day is observed to raise awareness of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, and memorialize those lost to the disease.

 
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  1. Who you gonna call? WHITE! HELMETS!

    • Replies: @Alden
    @El Dato

    Thanks so much. I laughed so hard still laughing.

  2. Lesbian Visibility Day is every day on many porn sites.

    • LOL: Spect3r
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Redneck farmer

    If only that was true of Day of Silence!

    , @Wade Hampton
    @Redneck farmer

    Those aren't real lesbians. I remember telling a leftie girlfriend that one of the main benefits of being an actual lesbian is that you don't have to shave your legs. She was dumbstruck.

  3. Yup, it’s like there are several corporate/social media pusched “LGTBQ!-“awareness/achievment/history/visibility/pride” – day each week all year long by now.

  4. If conservatives and nationalists were wise, they would do nothing to impede the Trans movement.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Anon

    You sound like The National Review regarding pretty much every topic.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Regret
    @Anon

    Because thats been working out with everything else.

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Anon

    Why do only true “anons” with no commenting history post this accelerationist bullshit?

    , @duncsbaby
    @Anon


    If conservatives and nationalists were wise, they would do nothing to impede the Trans movement.
     
    The Kristi Noem for President Advisory Committee has spoken.
  5. Autism Awareness Day is April 2. There seems to be a high correlation with MTF and autism, so they should add it.

    As Dave Barry would say, I swear I’m not making this up. Friday is really Autism Awareness Day.

  6. Why isn’t Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Luzzatto


    Why isn’t Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
     
    I've said it before - Rocky Horror will get cancelled at some point, since it arose from a time when everyone knew that a "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" is an identity so bizarre that Dr. Frank-N-Furter and co. are literally aliens in the film's Universe and he in particular is the object of much of the film's comedy. Naturally sex weirdos and assorted perverts gravitated to the fan culture that sprang up around the franchise as an excuse to dress up and socialize with one another and hook up, but the constant is that Frank-N-Furter and co. are beyond the pale.

    A few years ago they even made an attempt to rehabilitate it by casting a real life tranny as Frank-N-Furter.

    The film just doesn't reflect the world in which we live in now, where being a "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" is deemed a legitimate identity and you can be fired from your employment and denied common services for snickering at that.
    , @Stan Adams
    @Luzzatto

    My mother lived in London for a year in her early 20s. She attended a live performance of TRHPS at the Royal Court Theatre in Chelsea in 1973. She actually touched Tim Curry as he pranced down the aisle.

    My biggest celebrity encounter was sitting next to O.J. Simpson at a bar. We had a nice, pleasant conversation, mostly about football. I didn't mention Nicole (or Ron Goldman, for that matter).

    ...

    Incidentally, in case anyone is wondering about my Anderson Cooper obsession, it's become something of a meme in my family.

    My Alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother lived with my aunt and my cousin for a couple of years. My aunt bought a 70-inch TV so my grandmother could see the screen even with her bad eyesight. My aunt is a obsessive CNN watcher, so (unfortunately) my grandmother got subjected to a heavy dose of it. (Until her mind started going, Grandma preferred Fox.)

    One evening, my aunt noticed that my grandmother was hiding under her blanket.

    "What's wrong?" she asked.

    "I don't like that man," Grandma said.

    "What man?" my aunt asked.

    "The man on the screen. He's watching me."

    My aunt glanced over at the TV to see the smiling face of Gloria Vanderbilt's silver-haired spawn staring back at her.

    "He's not watching you," she said. "He can't see you. He's just a newscaster."

    "He's watching me," Grandma said. "I don't like him. He scares me."

    The next day, my aunt tested my grandmother by having her watch Anderson Cooper again. Sure enough, just as soon as he came on, Grandma hid under the blanket.

    "That man is always watching me," Grandma said. "I don't want him to watch me. I wish he'd stop."

    In Woke Amerika, CNN watches you.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Luzzatto


    Why isn’t Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
     
    I lost track of Tim Curry after he married Rachel Drach and became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

    https://i.imgur.com/TPaIcb3.jpg
    , @James J O'Meara
    @Luzzatto

    That's what we were promised. What we got was Rachel Levine. We're still pissed.

  7. The new tempel is for the woke Sex-O-Maniacs (Macy Gray).

    Woke Leicester University in the UK is proudly launching a tool-kit for – – student sex-workers!

    https://insight.culture-shift.co.uk/higher-education/launching-university-of-leicesters-student-sex-worker-policy-and-toolkit

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Dieter Kief

    Apparently the phenomenon of young women working their way through University by providing sexual services is increasingly common on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Practitioners of this lifestyle call it the "sugar daddy" and "sugar baby" phenomenon, in which couples consisting of an older wealthy man and a young woman make an "arrangement" to have a financially compensated sexual affair.

    In the United States this is seen as a way of getting around the anti-prostitution laws in most States, with an added veneer of respectability, but in the United Kingdom there is nothing illegal about this, or about women acting as "escorts" (prostitutes) and providing one-off encounters (provided that they do not patrol the streets to offer themselves.)

    Whether it makes much sense for a university to offer guidelines to sex worker students is another question. I suspect the female students who are streetwise enough to finance their studies in this manner know a lot more about the dangers of their trade than do university counsellors.

    The city of Leicester has a large minority population, but I do not know if this is a factor.

    Replies: @anon

  8. Here is the WokeCapital thread condensing all the corporate trans day of visibility madness on offer.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Altai

    This is a better point in the thread at the start.

    https://twitter.com/WokeCapital/status/1377282388372254727

    , @Anonymous
    @Altai

    Hey, remember when Laverne threw his support behind a tranny who's in prison for raping and brutally murdering a little girl? A black little girl, might I add... I guess black non-trans lives don't matter all that much to good old Laverne. Not even little children's.

    , @jon
    @Altai

    The guy behind the Woke Capital account has rapidly gone from bemused snark to full-on "War Now!" rage. I approve. But he'll probably be cancelled soon.

  9. Why not a Masturbators Day and a Pornosexuals Day? They can be the same day. Call it Gooner Day or Incel Day. Make sure it’s on the Edge of some month or other.

    • Replies: @fish
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Why not a Masturbators Day and a Pornosexuals Day?
     
    Meh.....every day is masturbators day.

    Replies: @Lin

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Buzz Mohawk

    "Why not a Masturbators Day"

    I assume you mean this in jest but for some Masturbators Day has to be everyday because we generate a lot of man juice. We're just incredibly virile and have no choice. I'm fifty-one and keep waiting for the pipes to dry up and then I figure wisdom will finally arrive in my brain.

  10. @Altai
    Here is the WokeCapital thread condensing all the corporate trans day of visibility madness on offer.

    https://twitter.com/WokeCapital/status/1377323974359539721

    Replies: @Altai, @Anonymous, @jon

    This is a better point in the thread at the start.

  11. Where do these people find the time to actually have sex (I’m not including the Asexuals and Aromantics, of course)?

    • Replies: @Aardvark
    @black sea

    On Hole(y) day of course...

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  12. If all of the famous dead Communists from the 20th Century were alive today would they team up with Woke Capitalism because of the enemy of my enemy is my friend or would they still have the mentality of eat the rich fuck Walmart fuck Disney burn all those motherfuckers to the ground a burger flipper and The Walton Family should both earn the same salary?

    • Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Luzzatto


    If all of the famous dead Communists from the 20th Century were alive today would they team up with Woke Capitalism because of the enemy of my enemy is my friend...
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

    Replies: @Desiderius

  13. Not only are they creating their own Church of Deviancy, LGTBI shocktroopers and brownshirts are infiltrating genuine Churches. In the Protestant realm, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Anglicans, and Evangelicals are embracing LGTBI “rights”, marrying same-sex couples, have openly gay and lesbian clergy, etc.

    On the Roman Catholic front, the Jesuit priest James Martin openly advocates “gay marriage”. And no, he’s not being denounced, excommunicated and defrocked by his superiors.

    Even the otherwise ultraconservative Eastern Orthodox Church has open homosexuals pushing the LGTBI narrative, like the infamous defrocked priest Giacomo Sanfilippo. His MA thesis says it all, “A Bed Undefiled: Foundations for an Orthodox Theology and Spirituality of Same-Sex Love”.
    https://orthodoxyindialogue.com/about/

    Of course, these activists are being funded by NGOs and big Foundations, like the Rockefeller Institute.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @BB753

    Correction : I'm not sure all Presbiterians are on board with the LGTBI agenda, but Episcopalians, which I left out, certainly are.

    , @anon
    @BB753

    In the Protestant realm, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Anglicans, and Evangelicals are embracing LGTBI “rights”, marrying same-sex couples, have openly gay and lesbian clergy, etc.

    This has been going on for years, and it's one of the reasons why some of those denominations have split or are splitting. Some have been kicking that can down the road a long time, with some version of "don't ask - don't tell" but Globalhomo wants their whole agenda, mere toleration is now bigotry. This sharpens the contradictions. Some of those denoms were going to get into it at their national meetings last summer, but that didn't happen due to the Coof. We'll see what happens this summer.

    It doesn't make the news much, but watch to see what happens to the United Methodist church this year and next year. The globalhomo US churches are splitting, but the UMC has a pretty big presence in parts of Africa as well; the African Methodists refuse to go along. It's like Prop 8 out in California back in 2008; black voters were overwhelmingly in favor. So progtarded US Methoidsts have had some serious cog-dis: black Africans refuse to go along with GlobalHomo. The progtards have decided that LGPTQMOUSE > black skin, so they are going to split the churches.

    As you point out, no org is immune to this, and it is not possible to split the baby. Either agree, or push back no matter how much namecalling may result. Different churches are dealing with it in different ways. It's worth noticing that the trial of Gabriele Martinelli and Enrico Radice in Vatican City started last October; just getting the evidence out in the open is a good first step.

    Replies: @BB753

    , @PhysicistDave
    @BB753

    BB753 wrote:


    On the Roman Catholic front, the Jesuit priest James Martin openly advocates “gay marriage”. And no, he’s not being denounced, excommunicated and defrocked by his superiors.
     
    Some years ago, an Irish historian who is a friend of my wife happened to have a chance to visit with a bunch of Jesuit professors at Georgetown University.

    My wife's friend said that they saw eye-t0-eye on religion. She is an atheist.

    She thought this was quite funny. I suppose serious Catholics might see it differently.

    Replies: @BB753

  14. “Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week takes place the week following Valentine’s Day. Aromantics are people who do not experience romantic attraction.”

    I too identify as aromantic and yet I’m not gay. I’m definitely on the spectrum. You see, I believe only fools and spinsters believe in romantic love once they reach 35 years old. Is it actually an euphemism for “promiscuous”, which I’m not?

    • Agree: Spect3r
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @BB753

    Maybe "aromantic" is a typo for "aromatic?"

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @El Dato
    @BB753

    I think a bit of Aromantictheraphy could help.

  15. Is this all big april fools joke?…..good one.

  16. What’s going on with ‘Aromantics’ and ‘Asexuals’?

    • Replies: @jon
    @Kent Nationalist

    Ask and you shall receive:


    The Difference Between ‘Asexual’ and ‘Aromantic’ Matters – Here’s Why
     
    https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/09/asexual-and-aromantic-matter/

    And yes, the article is every bit as nuts as you are expecting. To pique your interest, here is the author's bio:

    Michón Neal has so many identities they won’t fit here. Ze writes a mix of scifi, fantasy, erotica, and autobiography called cuil fiction about unique people in unique circumstances, with characters running the gamut of non-monogamous and LGBTQIA+ spectrums. That’s right: queer and poly fiction! Ze is currently working on the Cuil Effect project, a ridiculously long tale about healing, absurdity, and all the different ways people interact. You can find more details, sneak peaks, links, and absurdity on hir blog, Shadow in the Mirror. Ze also invented the only class on Intersectional Non-Monogamy and is the co-editor for Postmodern Woman.

     

    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Kent Nationalist


    What’s going on with ‘Aromantics’ and ‘Asexuals’?

     

    Nothing?
  17. Anonymous[418] • Disclaimer says:

    • Thanks: El Dato, photondancer
    • Replies: @Altai
    @Anonymous

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I've ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_D._Romero


    Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. Romero spent the initial years of his childhood growing up in a public housing project in the Bronx. He was the oldest of his siblings. His father worked as a houseman at a large Manhattan hotel and was repeatedly turned down for a more financially lucrative job as a banquet waiter, being told that it was because he did not speak English well enough. Demetrio Romero later decided to seek assistance from the attorney of the labor union he belonged to, hoping to file a grievance against his employer. He won the case, which allowed for him to seek out better paying work and later allowed for the family to improve their standard of living. The family subsequently moved to suburban New Jersey, where Anthony graduated high school.

    Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987, having written a senior thesis titled "Colombian Migration and Political Participation in the United States"
     

    The previous ACLU director, Ira Glasser among others have criticised him for being a partisan hack who has abandoned the ACLU's identity as being politically neutral and seeking to protect first amendment rights. For instance like the Sierra Club and it's taking money from certain donors in return for not bringing up immigration as a big obstacle for it's mission, the ACLU has now embraced language which tends to suggest it won't stand up for anyone criticising Israel. Important since the currently only plans to simply abolish first amendment rights are on college campuses and certain Republican states to ban BDS and other speech critical of Israel.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-disintegration-of-the-aclu-james-kirchick

    Asked why his organization was willing to further violate its tradition of political neutrality, Faiz Shakir, a Democratic Party operative then serving as the ACLU’s national political director, was brutally honest. “People have funded us and I think they expect a return,”

    ...

    But it is the group’s attitude toward the First Amendment, the ACLU’s bread and butter, that has been most concerning. In 2004, The New York Times revealed that Romero had consented to sign a grant agreement from his former employers at the Ford Foundation, included at the behest of pro-Israel activists, stipulating that any recipient of the foundation’s largesse “agree that your organization will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state,” a vaguely worded contravention of free speech principles. Not only did Romero initially refrain from informing the board about the controversial agreement, but he also neglected to mention that he had helped draft it, allegedly recommending the Patriot Act as a model.

    ...

    For instance, whereas Glasser avoided wooing the wealthy, under Romero the group enthusiastically caters to the whims of ultrarich partisan donors whose support for its traditional mission is tenuous.


     

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece:

    Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood (New York City, he says in the film, was less the fabled “melting pot” of popular American sentiment than “a collection of insular segregated tribes”).
     
    But I think Glasser misses the trick, as the article makes clear, his principals weren't without context as the piece in Tablet makes clear for it's readers.

    No American minority had reaped more from its faith in the country’s professed commitment to pluralism and tolerance than the Jews, a gift they repaid many times over by supporting the institutions—the universities, the Democratic Party, the ACLU—which upheld them. In the same way Lenny Bruce classified Ray Charles and fruit salad as Jewish (while claiming that “Evaporated milk is goyish even if the Jews invented it”), so the ACLU was seen as scrappy, authentic, and emblematic of an underdog quality. As Bruce might have put it: the ACLU, Jewish; the McCarthyite American Jewish League Against Communism, goyish.

    ...

    Not that they ever pulled punches. Debating the constitutionality of flag burning on Firing Line, Buckley told Glasser something to the effect that the “average American” has a visceral reaction to the desecration of the Stars and Stripes

     

    As Lenin might say: "Freedom of speech for what? For whom?" That's exactly what the elites are asking right now. The likes of Glasser won the social and cultural battles of the late 20th century and now they don't need freedom of speech, their enemies do. Would Glasser have shown much interest in defending that Neo-Nazi rally if Neo-Nazi rallies were common or threatened to become a big movement? I would hope not. Even 15 years ago it was still a point of pride for the ACLU, because everyone understood those guys were cranks now:

    Were the ACLU today confronted with a lawsuit similar to National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, Glasser doubts the group would take it. (Tellingly, in an essay collection celebrating its most important cases published on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary last year, the ACLU neglected to include that seminal litigation).
     
    The whole piece is quite long and interesting. Glasser seems to really be a classic Bernie Sanders style social-democrat who sees the class war brewing behind all this. But maybe can't accept that this was the only way what he started was going to end up. Maybe Glasser didn't see the ACLU as a specific social and cultural force multiplier but as solely an upholder of the first amendment for it's own sake for the reason that anyone can be wrong regardless of intention but it's telling that the people running it today see it the same way William F. Buckley saw it and Ira Glass, they just support that vision. They once fought for the right to be socially transgressive now that what is socially transgressive has changed they fight against the transgressors. The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven't actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Wilkey, @Wilkey, @duncsbaby

  18. Epic iSteve content. On Caesar Chavez day the United Farm Workers Union welcomes President Biden promoting the interests of illegal immigrants from Mexico.

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
    @Altai

    Joe Biden is gonna hide his own Easter eggs this Sunday morning.

    Replies: @anon, @Kolya Krassotkin

  19. April 17 sounds like a vibe.

  20. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    I was watching a rocket factory tour of the United Launch Alliance rocket factory in Decatur, Alabama, on YouTube, and the president of this Lockheed-Boeing joint venture mentioned that he went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    I wasn’t really that familiar with Cal Poly. Just another California State University, sub-UC-level,institution? It turns out to be a pretty interesting place, not just another CSU campus. No PhDs, just undergrad and masters hard-core engineering. The 75 percentile SAT scores are 700 verbal, 740 math. About a quarter of applicants are offered admission. Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: “An engine of inequality,” “Very few low-income family students,” “Ranked one of the worst for Latino success.” For engineering, it’s ranked very high for a non-PhD-granting university. You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I’ve read.

    With so many women I’d really like to know the sex breakdown among the various departments. There is a liberal arts college that has some non-engineering majors, and there is a “Comparative Ethnic Studies” major that has as minors some gender stuff, but that’s it for “studies” or grievance departments.

    In the present climate a 1-percent-black state university’s days are numbered (even CalTech is 4 percent black), but if you’re a high school senior, you might be able to get in and out before things fall apart, and maybe even find a geeky, unwoke, employable spouse.

    The ULA factory tour is below. This YouTube guy previously talked himself into filming on a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine. He seems to be pretty persuasive:

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is just about the last remaining institution of Heinlein's California. When Kip in 1959's "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" tells people that after Labor Day, he'll probably go down to State Tech and sign up for a few classes, I can imagine Heinlein thinking of CS SLO.

    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco. But Cal Poly SLO is better off below the radar.

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @MattinLA, @Servant of Gla'aki

    , @Jack D
    @Anon


    You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I’ve read.
     
    Why is that a "feature"? Not every high school student knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life.

    MIT doesn't require you to apply to a specific major (and neither does Caltech). In fact you don't even have to apply to the "Engineering School" as you do at some universities. Everyone takes the same basic science and math courses during freshman year and then you figure out what major ("Course") you want to pursue. There is no separate engineering school.

    Replies: @res

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Anon

    I know Cal Poly only from their Rose Parade floats. Usually pretty cool in terms of mechanical engineering and design.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJKCU9eDrCE


    Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: “An engine of inequality,” “Very few low-income family students,” “Ranked one of the worst for Latino success.”
     
    Well, look at these Cal Poly students that work on those magnificent floats; they appear to reflect the body there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9rlqyA0UeI
    , @ben tillman
    @Anon

    What are the other 14%?

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Alden
    @Anon

    Cal Poly women are gorgeous light haired N European types. Highway One wanders through San Luis so I see the students on my trips back and forth to the Bay Area. Most other Ca colleges it’s mostly Asians. But these are pretty White girls. It’s always been a prestige school. There’s also a big mosque for the Mid East Arab students. Beautiful town very hilly and old California By which I mean like 1950 White people

  21. April Fool, right? Please.

    • LOL: PhysicistDave
  22. I think the only way to commemorate this post is with Lil Nas X in a pink cowboy outfit:

    • Replies: @Luzzatto
    @Nodwink

    From gangster rap to twink sissy fairy rap. Rap music is just not as alphamale as it used to be. From rapping about owning AK-47s to rapping about about giving Satan a lap dance at a Gay male strip club!

    Replies: @Nodwink

    , @El Dato
    @Nodwink

    Isn't that the body of Desmond is Amazong?

    , @fish
    @Nodwink

    Do we have a Tinys Ducks sighting....?

    , @Alden
    @Nodwink

    Mardi Gras black Barbie. Buy your daughter the accompanying float with beads and plastic cookie treats in the Mardi Gras colors. Several other outfits for only $12.99.

  23. Better meaning of LGBTQ: “Let’s get Biden to quit.”

  24. It does not have it in the title, but the Eurovision song contest should surely make such a list.

  25. @Anon
    OT

    I was watching a rocket factory tour of the United Launch Alliance rocket factory in Decatur, Alabama, on YouTube, and the president of this Lockheed-Boeing joint venture mentioned that he went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    I wasn't really that familiar with Cal Poly. Just another California State University, sub-UC-level,institution? It turns out to be a pretty interesting place, not just another CSU campus. No PhDs, just undergrad and masters hard-core engineering. The 75 percentile SAT scores are 700 verbal, 740 math. About a quarter of applicants are offered admission. Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: "An engine of inequality," "Very few low-income family students," "Ranked one of the worst for Latino success." For engineering, it's ranked very high for a non-PhD-granting university. You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I've read.

    With so many women I'd really like to know the sex breakdown among the various departments. There is a liberal arts college that has some non-engineering majors, and there is a "Comparative Ethnic Studies" major that has as minors some gender stuff, but that's it for "studies" or grievance departments.

    In the present climate a 1-percent-black state university's days are numbered (even CalTech is 4 percent black), but if you're a high school senior, you might be able to get in and out before things fall apart, and maybe even find a geeky, unwoke, employable spouse.

    The ULA factory tour is below. This YouTube guy previously talked himself into filming on a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine. He seems to be pretty persuasive:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0fG_lnVhHw

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @ben tillman, @Alden

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is just about the last remaining institution of Heinlein’s California. When Kip in 1959’s “Have Spacesuit, Will Travel” tells people that after Labor Day, he’ll probably go down to State Tech and sign up for a few classes, I can imagine Heinlein thinking of CS SLO.

    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco. But Cal Poly SLO is better off below the radar.

    • Agree: Alden, PhysicistDave
    • Replies: @Eric Novak
    @Steve Sailer

    CalPoly is also where Weird Al started his career while studying architecture.

    , @MattinLA
    @Steve Sailer

    Its been under attack for several years for not being "diverse," ie the last Cal university to have a white majority ( barely)

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Steve Sailer


    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco.
     
    I briefly lived in Merced, right around the time that project was announced. It never seemed like it went well, but it wasn't clear why not. Do you (or anyone else here?) know why the UC Merced project was a fiasco?

    Was it simply due to people not wishing to reside in Merced?

    Replies: @Anon

  26. @BB753
    "Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week takes place the week following Valentine’s Day. Aromantics are people who do not experience romantic attraction."

    I too identify as aromantic and yet I'm not gay. I'm definitely on the spectrum. You see, I believe only fools and spinsters believe in romantic love once they reach 35 years old. Is it actually an euphemism for "promiscuous", which I'm not?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato

    Maybe “aromantic” is a typo for “aromatic?”

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Steve Sailer

    I actually read it first as "aromatic" and I thought it fits, sort of, because this whole thing stinks.

  27. @Buzz Mohawk
    Why not a Masturbators Day and a Pornosexuals Day? They can be the same day. Call it Gooner Day or Incel Day. Make sure it's on the Edge of some month or other.

    Replies: @fish, @SunBakedSuburb

    Why not a Masturbators Day and a Pornosexuals Day?

    Meh…..every day is masturbators day.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Lin
    @fish

    I suggest a Sodom and Gomorrah Holocaust Remembrance Day.
    Give a generous prize to the best Sodom and Gomorrah Requiem composition.
    Homosexuality is an important demographic/fertility issue to ancient tribal nomads. Fiery destruction is another matter

  28. @Nodwink
    I think the only way to commemorate this post is with Lil Nas X in a pink cowboy outfit:

    https://elephant.art/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/lil-nas-x-grammy-red-carpet-1024x781-1.jpg

    Replies: @Luzzatto, @El Dato, @fish, @Alden

    From gangster rap to twink sissy fairy rap. Rap music is just not as alphamale as it used to be. From rapping about owning AK-47s to rapping about about giving Satan a lap dance at a Gay male strip club!

    • Replies: @Nodwink
    @Luzzatto

    I honestly haven't paid much attention to this bloke, but now I realize that he's the "anti-Kanye." Given that he's driving a lot of people crazy with a pair of sneakers and a three-minute video clip, there's actually a real Alpha energy about him. His Twitter game is top notch, too:

    https://twitter.com/LilNasX/status/1376370180461240321

    Replies: @Luzzatto

  29. Altai says:
    @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1377286476187242499

    Replies: @Altai

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I’ve ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_D._Romero

    Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. Romero spent the initial years of his childhood growing up in a public housing project in the Bronx. He was the oldest of his siblings. His father worked as a houseman at a large Manhattan hotel and was repeatedly turned down for a more financially lucrative job as a banquet waiter, being told that it was because he did not speak English well enough. Demetrio Romero later decided to seek assistance from the attorney of the labor union he belonged to, hoping to file a grievance against his employer. He won the case, which allowed for him to seek out better paying work and later allowed for the family to improve their standard of living. The family subsequently moved to suburban New Jersey, where Anthony graduated high school.

    Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987, having written a senior thesis titled “Colombian Migration and Political Participation in the United States”

    The previous ACLU director, Ira Glasser among others have criticised him for being a partisan hack who has abandoned the ACLU’s identity as being politically neutral and seeking to protect first amendment rights. For instance like the Sierra Club and it’s taking money from certain donors in return for not bringing up immigration as a big obstacle for it’s mission, the ACLU has now embraced language which tends to suggest it won’t stand up for anyone criticising Israel. Important since the currently only plans to simply abolish first amendment rights are on college campuses and certain Republican states to ban BDS and other speech critical of Israel.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-disintegration-of-the-aclu-james-kirchick

    Asked why his organization was willing to further violate its tradition of political neutrality, Faiz Shakir, a Democratic Party operative then serving as the ACLU’s national political director, was brutally honest. “People have funded us and I think they expect a return,”

    But it is the group’s attitude toward the First Amendment, the ACLU’s bread and butter, that has been most concerning. In 2004, The New York Times revealed that Romero had consented to sign a grant agreement from his former employers at the Ford Foundation, included at the behest of pro-Israel activists, stipulating that any recipient of the foundation’s largesse “agree that your organization will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state,” a vaguely worded contravention of free speech principles. Not only did Romero initially refrain from informing the board about the controversial agreement, but he also neglected to mention that he had helped draft it, allegedly recommending the Patriot Act as a model.

    For instance, whereas Glasser avoided wooing the wealthy, under Romero the group enthusiastically caters to the whims of ultrarich partisan donors whose support for its traditional mission is tenuous.

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece:

    Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood (New York City, he says in the film, was less the fabled “melting pot” of popular American sentiment than “a collection of insular segregated tribes”).

    But I think Glasser misses the trick, as the article makes clear, his principals weren’t without context as the piece in Tablet makes clear for it’s readers.

    No American minority had reaped more from its faith in the country’s professed commitment to pluralism and tolerance than the Jews, a gift they repaid many times over by supporting the institutions—the universities, the Democratic Party, the ACLU—which upheld them. In the same way Lenny Bruce classified Ray Charles and fruit salad as Jewish (while claiming that “Evaporated milk is goyish even if the Jews invented it”), so the ACLU was seen as scrappy, authentic, and emblematic of an underdog quality. As Bruce might have put it: the ACLU, Jewish; the McCarthyite American Jewish League Against Communism, goyish.

    Not that they ever pulled punches. Debating the constitutionality of flag burning on Firing Line, Buckley told Glasser something to the effect that the “average American” has a visceral reaction to the desecration of the Stars and Stripes

    As Lenin might say: “Freedom of speech for what? For whom?” That’s exactly what the elites are asking right now. The likes of Glasser won the social and cultural battles of the late 20th century and now they don’t need freedom of speech, their enemies do. Would Glasser have shown much interest in defending that Neo-Nazi rally if Neo-Nazi rallies were common or threatened to become a big movement? I would hope not. Even 15 years ago it was still a point of pride for the ACLU, because everyone understood those guys were cranks now:

    Were the ACLU today confronted with a lawsuit similar to National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, Glasser doubts the group would take it. (Tellingly, in an essay collection celebrating its most important cases published on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary last year, the ACLU neglected to include that seminal litigation).

    The whole piece is quite long and interesting. Glasser seems to really be a classic Bernie Sanders style social-democrat who sees the class war brewing behind all this. But maybe can’t accept that this was the only way what he started was going to end up. Maybe Glasser didn’t see the ACLU as a specific social and cultural force multiplier but as solely an upholder of the first amendment for it’s own sake for the reason that anyone can be wrong regardless of intention but it’s telling that the people running it today see it the same way William F. Buckley saw it and Ira Glass, they just support that vision. They once fought for the right to be socially transgressive now that what is socially transgressive has changed they fight against the transgressors. The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven’t actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Altai


    The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven’t actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.
     
    I think that you are wrong about this - there's a big difference between gay Puerto Ricans and straight Jews. Jews were willing to have a no holds barred cage match in the battle of words because they were confident that they were the heavyweights in this sport and would be the winners in such an open tournament. Affirmative Action beneficiary Puerto Ricans are not at all confident in their ability to come up the winner in such battles and so they think that their best bet now that they are wearing the championship belt is to set ground rules where in any rematch everyone has to fight with one hand tied behind their back.

    Yes, even to get this far, the context of society has changed - the Jews of the ACLU had to win Round 1 for them and they did. But the question is, how do you enshrine this victory and make it permanent when you have to pass the reins over to less competent people?

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Altai


    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece....Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood...

     

    Hmmm....I find it hard to believe that he rarely encountered blacks or Italians. Maybe he scarcely remembers the Italians because Jews and Italians in NYC and Long Island have famously good relationships, but blacks? Read Norman Podhoretz's article, "My Negro Problem-And Ours," where he honestly recounts the utter terror black kids struck in the tender hearts of little Jews back in Brooklyn.

    Podhoretz was born in 1930, Glasser in 1938, so they aren't that different in age. The former grew up in Brownsville and was probably poorer than Glasser's family but still, he grew up in a Jewish enclave and dealt with blacks on a daily basis.
    , @Wilkey
    @Altai

    The ACLU has actually questioned the support the police union is providing to Derek Chauvin’s defense. Apparently the union is providing about a million dollars and a dozen lawyers to help Chauvin, and some at he ACLU aren’t happy about it. Nevermind that Chauvin has been a dues-paying union member for 19 years, and that the really unusual aspect of this case is all the extra lawyers and money that the prosecution is throwing at it.

    , @Wilkey
    @Altai

    The ACLU has actually questioned the support the police union is providing to Derek Chauvin’s defense. Apparently the union is providing about a million dollars and a dozen lawyers to help Chauvin, and some at he ACLU aren’t happy about it. Nevermind that Chauvin has been a dues-paying union member for 19 years, and that the really unusual aspect of this case is all the extra lawyers and money that the prosecution is throwing at it.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @duncsbaby
    @Altai


    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I’ve ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.
     
    Dude definitely has gay face.
  30. International Transgender Day of Visibility … Rachel Crandall founded the event in 2009.

    Because without a Day of Visibility, poor Rachel and fellow trans would just blend right in:

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @jon

    "She" looks like John Goodman in a wig.

    , @Captain Tripps
    @jon

    Hey, I remember that movie! Batman Returns, right? Danny DeVito sure looks different these days...

  31. @Dieter Kief
    The new tempel is for the woke Sex-O-Maniacs (Macy Gray).

    Woke Leicester University in the UK is proudly launching a tool-kit for - - student sex-workers!

    https://insight.culture-shift.co.uk/higher-education/launching-university-of-leicesters-student-sex-worker-policy-and-toolkit

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Apparently the phenomenon of young women working their way through University by providing sexual services is increasingly common on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Practitioners of this lifestyle call it the “sugar daddy” and “sugar baby” phenomenon, in which couples consisting of an older wealthy man and a young woman make an “arrangement” to have a financially compensated sexual affair.

    In the United States this is seen as a way of getting around the anti-prostitution laws in most States, with an added veneer of respectability, but in the United Kingdom there is nothing illegal about this, or about women acting as “escorts” (prostitutes) and providing one-off encounters (provided that they do not patrol the streets to offer themselves.)

    Whether it makes much sense for a university to offer guidelines to sex worker students is another question. I suspect the female students who are streetwise enough to finance their studies in this manner know a lot more about the dangers of their trade than do university counsellors.

    The city of Leicester has a large minority population, but I do not know if this is a factor.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see "NO BLACK MEN" or "Sorry, no AAM". Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.

    When are they going to go after the sex workers for their racism?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dieter Kief, @Jim Don Bob

  32. @jon

    International Transgender Day of Visibility ... Rachel Crandall founded the event in 2009.
     
    Because without a Day of Visibility, poor Rachel and fellow trans would just blend right in:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1043625365850198018/LTn4-wc2_400x400.jpg

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Captain Tripps

    “She” looks like John Goodman in a wig.

  33. @Kent Nationalist
    What's going on with 'Aromantics' and 'Asexuals'?

    Replies: @jon, @The Last Real Calvinist

    Ask and you shall receive:

    The Difference Between ‘Asexual’ and ‘Aromantic’ Matters – Here’s Why

    https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/09/asexual-and-aromantic-matter/

    And yes, the article is every bit as nuts as you are expecting. To pique your interest, here is the author’s bio:

    Michón Neal has so many identities they won’t fit here. Ze writes a mix of scifi, fantasy, erotica, and autobiography called cuil fiction about unique people in unique circumstances, with characters running the gamut of non-monogamous and LGBTQIA+ spectrums. That’s right: queer and poly fiction! Ze is currently working on the Cuil Effect project, a ridiculously long tale about healing, absurdity, and all the different ways people interact. You can find more details, sneak peaks, links, and absurdity on hir blog, Shadow in the Mirror. Ze also invented the only class on Intersectional Non-Monogamy and is the co-editor for Postmodern Woman.

  34. My feeling for someone who identifies as “aromantic” etc, is the same as for myself when I go to a buffet and immediately fill up on the first thing my eyes fix on. On hand, I’d be stupid for being so clearly self-limiting, on the other, I must have been utterly starved to be that hasty.

    People are so starved for self-knowledge, community and identity that they will insta-gorge on the first dish that appears acceptable to them.

    Even something as awful as “aromantic”

  35. Hmmmm…. Ice … Cream … and Woke Capital.

    “Attacks on rights and lives that we can live with.”

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @El Dato

    When was the last time I bought Ben and Jerry's? Ten years? Twelve years? Fat guy talking.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Jack D
    @El Dato

    "We" deserve. "Our" rights. Apparently the ACLU twitter account has been hijacked by a transexual youth. There is no other sensible explanation.

  36. @Nodwink
    I think the only way to commemorate this post is with Lil Nas X in a pink cowboy outfit:

    https://elephant.art/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/lil-nas-x-grammy-red-carpet-1024x781-1.jpg

    Replies: @Luzzatto, @El Dato, @fish, @Alden

    Isn’t that the body of Desmond is Amazong?

  37. @BB753
    "Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week takes place the week following Valentine’s Day. Aromantics are people who do not experience romantic attraction."

    I too identify as aromantic and yet I'm not gay. I'm definitely on the spectrum. You see, I believe only fools and spinsters believe in romantic love once they reach 35 years old. Is it actually an euphemism for "promiscuous", which I'm not?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato

    I think a bit of Aromantictheraphy could help.

    • LOL: BB753
  38. @Anon
    If conservatives and nationalists were wise, they would do nothing to impede the Trans movement.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Regret, @S. Anonyia, @duncsbaby

    You sound like The National Review regarding pretty much every topic.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mike Tre

    NR are accelerationists now? Stranger things are happening at sea, daily, so I wouldn’t rule it out, rebranding as International Transview, for a last-ditch liquidation maneuver. The Drudge Report was too early in that, you need to wait until the senile retard king has made his first presidential visit to a holy massage parlor in Atlanta.

  39. Harvey Milk Day began in 2010. It honors the assassinated politician, LGBT rights activist and pedophile on his birthday, May 22.

    Fixed it for you.

  40. I plan to be aromantic today. All day.

  41. Can we have a Suppurating Anal Fissures Day? It’s great how we can take a pathology, give it a new spin, and then celebrate it as a holiday (or holy month in the case of our black pathogen).

  42. Low-level diversity employees at my giant multinational bank are at this moment copying down that entire list and designing the appropriate ATM screen-savers

  43. So is an aromantic an asexual, or a clever hypersexual who is exploiting the current credulity? “Look, baby, I wanted to remember your name, baby, but you know I have this condition.”

  44. @El Dato
    Hmmmm.... Ice ... Cream ... and Woke Capital.

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1376889282183495680

    "Attacks on rights and lives that we can live with."

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Jack D

    When was the last time I bought Ben and Jerry’s? Ten years? Twelve years? Fat guy talking.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @J.Ross


    When was the last time I bought Ben and Jerry’s? Ten years? Twelve years? Fat guy talking.
     
    Ben and Jerry’s recently came out in favor of “reparations,” if memory serves.
  45. I like the honesty that faggot worship is a religion.

    • LOL: El Dato
  46. @Luzzatto
    @Nodwink

    From gangster rap to twink sissy fairy rap. Rap music is just not as alphamale as it used to be. From rapping about owning AK-47s to rapping about about giving Satan a lap dance at a Gay male strip club!

    Replies: @Nodwink

    I honestly haven’t paid much attention to this bloke, but now I realize that he’s the “anti-Kanye.” Given that he’s driving a lot of people crazy with a pair of sneakers and a three-minute video clip, there’s actually a real Alpha energy about him. His Twitter game is top notch, too:

    • Replies: @Luzzatto
    @Nodwink

    Naw man there is nothing alpha at all about a Gay rapper who is Satan's pol dance bottom bitch in a music video.

    This is alpha!
    https://youtu.be/fJuapp9SORA

    Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose

  47. @Anon
    OT

    I was watching a rocket factory tour of the United Launch Alliance rocket factory in Decatur, Alabama, on YouTube, and the president of this Lockheed-Boeing joint venture mentioned that he went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    I wasn't really that familiar with Cal Poly. Just another California State University, sub-UC-level,institution? It turns out to be a pretty interesting place, not just another CSU campus. No PhDs, just undergrad and masters hard-core engineering. The 75 percentile SAT scores are 700 verbal, 740 math. About a quarter of applicants are offered admission. Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: "An engine of inequality," "Very few low-income family students," "Ranked one of the worst for Latino success." For engineering, it's ranked very high for a non-PhD-granting university. You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I've read.

    With so many women I'd really like to know the sex breakdown among the various departments. There is a liberal arts college that has some non-engineering majors, and there is a "Comparative Ethnic Studies" major that has as minors some gender stuff, but that's it for "studies" or grievance departments.

    In the present climate a 1-percent-black state university's days are numbered (even CalTech is 4 percent black), but if you're a high school senior, you might be able to get in and out before things fall apart, and maybe even find a geeky, unwoke, employable spouse.

    The ULA factory tour is below. This YouTube guy previously talked himself into filming on a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine. He seems to be pretty persuasive:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0fG_lnVhHw

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @ben tillman, @Alden

    You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I’ve read.

    Why is that a “feature”? Not every high school student knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life.

    MIT doesn’t require you to apply to a specific major (and neither does Caltech). In fact you don’t even have to apply to the “Engineering School” as you do at some universities. Everyone takes the same basic science and math courses during freshman year and then you figure out what major (“Course”) you want to pursue. There is no separate engineering school.

    • Replies: @res
    @Jack D

    I have mixed feelings about that policy. On the one hand you are absolutely right about


    Not every high school student knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
     
    But on the other hand that policy seems useful for colleges that
    1. Admit people who clearly are not capable of passing some majors if they are taught in an at all rigorous fashion.
    2. Are unwilling to have "weedout classes" for political (e.g. disparate impact) reasons.

    Notice how Caltech and MIT are rather different from most places with respect to those points. You make it very clear yourself with this

    Everyone takes the same basic science and math courses during freshman year and then you figure out what major (“Course”) you want to pursue.
     
    Can you imagine the average woke studies major trying to get through those "basic" (e.g. two semesters or more of calculus and physics) classes? Not to mention at that level ; )

    UC Berkeley seems like a good example of a place which manages to have both elite programs and cater to the woke crowd.

    They admit by specific engineering program, but have an undeclared engineering option.
    https://engineering.berkeley.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/

    But notice this on the undeclared page.

    But first, a caveat. Admission to the undeclared program can be more competitive than admission to other engineering majors. So, if you know which field of engineering you wish to study, you should apply to that major.
     
    The admitting by program policy is especially useful for colleges which have disproportionately popular and/or competitive subfields which are able to have even higher (or different, say valuing in area exceptional qualifications) admissions standards.

    Some discussion along those lines at
    https://www.solomonadmissions.com/uc-berkeley-admissions

    The average admitted GPA for the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley is a 4.2. For the College of Engineering, not including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.3.
    ...
    For Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS) in the College of Engineering, which is the most marketable undergraduate degree coming out of Berkeley (although Haas students may disagree), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.4.
    ...
    For engineering applicants to UC Berkeley, engineering faculty are involved in the selection process. As such, there is a greater focus on academic achievement, standardized test scores, research in engineering, and interest in STEM.
    ...
    For students who lack a 4.4+ UC GPA and relevant computer science extra-curricular activities, we recommend applying to major in Computer Science in the College of Letters & Science instead of in the College of Engineering. There is a lower GPA bar for admission: 4.2 for Letters & Science versus 4.4+ for EE/CS in the College of Engineering.
    ...
    At UC Berkeley, internal transfer from Engineering to Letters & Science is not difficult. However, internal transfer from Letters & Science to Engineering is difficult and is dependent on performance in prerequisite courses for engineering and space availability.
     
    P.S. Cal has many other strong programs. I'd be interested in hearing more from anyone who knows details of how the non-engineering programs handle this issue.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon

  48. @El Dato
    Hmmmm.... Ice ... Cream ... and Woke Capital.

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1376889282183495680

    "Attacks on rights and lives that we can live with."

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Jack D

    “We” deserve. “Our” rights. Apparently the ACLU twitter account has been hijacked by a transexual youth. There is no other sensible explanation.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  49. @Redneck farmer
    Lesbian Visibility Day is every day on many porn sites.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Wade Hampton

    If only that was true of Day of Silence!

  50. To paraphrase Oscar Wildes, LGBTQ is the love that won’t shut up.

  51. Aromantic?
    Let’s try Rapists, for 600, Alex.

    Speaking of which, where is Incarcerated Cigarette-Bitch Daddies Day? Or Chickenhawks of the Cloth Day? Catholics should demand a whole month for Lavender Mafia Awareness, for many toil in the vineyard. And, yes, they are coming for your children.

    I wonder if that proliferation of vampire and zombie films a while back was a kind of allegory for the the coming onslaught of ravenous freaks who plot, seduce, grope, and attack until all before them submit, and everything is destroyed. Allegory is a go-to device for dramatists in repressive societies. Imagine if another day at the office meant being up to your neck in the Hollywood Babylon freak show, but you couldn’t say anything about it.
    Any insights on the relative political and moral leanings of those zombie film creators?

  52. @Altai
    @Anonymous

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I've ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_D._Romero


    Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. Romero spent the initial years of his childhood growing up in a public housing project in the Bronx. He was the oldest of his siblings. His father worked as a houseman at a large Manhattan hotel and was repeatedly turned down for a more financially lucrative job as a banquet waiter, being told that it was because he did not speak English well enough. Demetrio Romero later decided to seek assistance from the attorney of the labor union he belonged to, hoping to file a grievance against his employer. He won the case, which allowed for him to seek out better paying work and later allowed for the family to improve their standard of living. The family subsequently moved to suburban New Jersey, where Anthony graduated high school.

    Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987, having written a senior thesis titled "Colombian Migration and Political Participation in the United States"
     

    The previous ACLU director, Ira Glasser among others have criticised him for being a partisan hack who has abandoned the ACLU's identity as being politically neutral and seeking to protect first amendment rights. For instance like the Sierra Club and it's taking money from certain donors in return for not bringing up immigration as a big obstacle for it's mission, the ACLU has now embraced language which tends to suggest it won't stand up for anyone criticising Israel. Important since the currently only plans to simply abolish first amendment rights are on college campuses and certain Republican states to ban BDS and other speech critical of Israel.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-disintegration-of-the-aclu-james-kirchick

    Asked why his organization was willing to further violate its tradition of political neutrality, Faiz Shakir, a Democratic Party operative then serving as the ACLU’s national political director, was brutally honest. “People have funded us and I think they expect a return,”

    ...

    But it is the group’s attitude toward the First Amendment, the ACLU’s bread and butter, that has been most concerning. In 2004, The New York Times revealed that Romero had consented to sign a grant agreement from his former employers at the Ford Foundation, included at the behest of pro-Israel activists, stipulating that any recipient of the foundation’s largesse “agree that your organization will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state,” a vaguely worded contravention of free speech principles. Not only did Romero initially refrain from informing the board about the controversial agreement, but he also neglected to mention that he had helped draft it, allegedly recommending the Patriot Act as a model.

    ...

    For instance, whereas Glasser avoided wooing the wealthy, under Romero the group enthusiastically caters to the whims of ultrarich partisan donors whose support for its traditional mission is tenuous.


     

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece:

    Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood (New York City, he says in the film, was less the fabled “melting pot” of popular American sentiment than “a collection of insular segregated tribes”).
     
    But I think Glasser misses the trick, as the article makes clear, his principals weren't without context as the piece in Tablet makes clear for it's readers.

    No American minority had reaped more from its faith in the country’s professed commitment to pluralism and tolerance than the Jews, a gift they repaid many times over by supporting the institutions—the universities, the Democratic Party, the ACLU—which upheld them. In the same way Lenny Bruce classified Ray Charles and fruit salad as Jewish (while claiming that “Evaporated milk is goyish even if the Jews invented it”), so the ACLU was seen as scrappy, authentic, and emblematic of an underdog quality. As Bruce might have put it: the ACLU, Jewish; the McCarthyite American Jewish League Against Communism, goyish.

    ...

    Not that they ever pulled punches. Debating the constitutionality of flag burning on Firing Line, Buckley told Glasser something to the effect that the “average American” has a visceral reaction to the desecration of the Stars and Stripes

     

    As Lenin might say: "Freedom of speech for what? For whom?" That's exactly what the elites are asking right now. The likes of Glasser won the social and cultural battles of the late 20th century and now they don't need freedom of speech, their enemies do. Would Glasser have shown much interest in defending that Neo-Nazi rally if Neo-Nazi rallies were common or threatened to become a big movement? I would hope not. Even 15 years ago it was still a point of pride for the ACLU, because everyone understood those guys were cranks now:

    Were the ACLU today confronted with a lawsuit similar to National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, Glasser doubts the group would take it. (Tellingly, in an essay collection celebrating its most important cases published on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary last year, the ACLU neglected to include that seminal litigation).
     
    The whole piece is quite long and interesting. Glasser seems to really be a classic Bernie Sanders style social-democrat who sees the class war brewing behind all this. But maybe can't accept that this was the only way what he started was going to end up. Maybe Glasser didn't see the ACLU as a specific social and cultural force multiplier but as solely an upholder of the first amendment for it's own sake for the reason that anyone can be wrong regardless of intention but it's telling that the people running it today see it the same way William F. Buckley saw it and Ira Glass, they just support that vision. They once fought for the right to be socially transgressive now that what is socially transgressive has changed they fight against the transgressors. The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven't actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Wilkey, @Wilkey, @duncsbaby

    The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven’t actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    I think that you are wrong about this – there’s a big difference between gay Puerto Ricans and straight Jews. Jews were willing to have a no holds barred cage match in the battle of words because they were confident that they were the heavyweights in this sport and would be the winners in such an open tournament. Affirmative Action beneficiary Puerto Ricans are not at all confident in their ability to come up the winner in such battles and so they think that their best bet now that they are wearing the championship belt is to set ground rules where in any rematch everyone has to fight with one hand tied behind their back.

    Yes, even to get this far, the context of society has changed – the Jews of the ACLU had to win Round 1 for them and they did. But the question is, how do you enshrine this victory and make it permanent when you have to pass the reins over to less competent people?

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D

    Not only is the personnel different, but the battles are. The ACLU was founded in 1920 by uber-WASP Roger Baldwin (look him up) because constitutional liberties in the wake of WW1 (which he opposed) really were threatened.

    The ACLU won the war. What they should have done is close up shop and do other stuff. But no organization ever self-destructs. The March of Dimes went on from battling polio to "birth defects."

    (I only scanned the Tablet article but I did do a search and noticed that Kirchick didn't so much as mention Baldwin.)

  53. About a decade ago, I hatched a brilliant plan to make a jillion dollars by creating an LGBT holiday: tbe Gay New Year. Merch madness! Perhaps it could have been set on tbe anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

  54. @Luzzatto
    Why isn't Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Stan Adams, @Mr. Anon, @James J O'Meara

    Why isn’t Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    I’ve said it before – Rocky Horror will get cancelled at some point, since it arose from a time when everyone knew that a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” is an identity so bizarre that Dr. Frank-N-Furter and co. are literally aliens in the film’s Universe and he in particular is the object of much of the film’s comedy. Naturally sex weirdos and assorted perverts gravitated to the fan culture that sprang up around the franchise as an excuse to dress up and socialize with one another and hook up, but the constant is that Frank-N-Furter and co. are beyond the pale.

    A few years ago they even made an attempt to rehabilitate it by casting a real life tranny as Frank-N-Furter.

    The film just doesn’t reflect the world in which we live in now, where being a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” is deemed a legitimate identity and you can be fired from your employment and denied common services for snickering at that.

  55. Just give them April Fools Day and call it a day—we could call it Mental Illness Day and it would cover all of them.

  56. Teach 👏 LGBT 👏 history

    • LOL: AnotherDad
  57. @Steve Sailer
    @BB753

    Maybe "aromantic" is a typo for "aromatic?"

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    I actually read it first as “aromatic” and I thought it fits, sort of, because this whole thing stinks.

  58. @fish
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Why not a Masturbators Day and a Pornosexuals Day?
     
    Meh.....every day is masturbators day.

    Replies: @Lin

    I suggest a Sodom and Gomorrah Holocaust Remembrance Day.
    Give a generous prize to the best Sodom and Gomorrah Requiem composition.
    Homosexuality is an important demographic/fertility issue to ancient tribal nomads. Fiery destruction is another matter

  59. @BB753
    Not only are they creating their own Church of Deviancy, LGTBI shocktroopers and brownshirts are infiltrating genuine Churches. In the Protestant realm, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Anglicans, and Evangelicals are embracing LGTBI "rights", marrying same-sex couples, have openly gay and lesbian clergy, etc.

    On the Roman Catholic front, the Jesuit priest James Martin openly advocates "gay marriage". And no, he's not being denounced, excommunicated and defrocked by his superiors.
    https://youtu.be/rf6QDDszhDc

    Even the otherwise ultraconservative Eastern Orthodox Church has open homosexuals pushing the LGTBI narrative, like the infamous defrocked priest Giacomo Sanfilippo. His MA thesis says it all, “A Bed Undefiled: Foundations for an Orthodox Theology and Spirituality of Same-Sex Love”.
    https://orthodoxyindialogue.com/about/

    Of course, these activists are being funded by NGOs and big Foundations, like the Rockefeller Institute.

    Replies: @BB753, @anon, @PhysicistDave

    Correction : I’m not sure all Presbiterians are on board with the LGTBI agenda, but Episcopalians, which I left out, certainly are.

  60. @Altai
    @Anonymous

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I've ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_D._Romero


    Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. Romero spent the initial years of his childhood growing up in a public housing project in the Bronx. He was the oldest of his siblings. His father worked as a houseman at a large Manhattan hotel and was repeatedly turned down for a more financially lucrative job as a banquet waiter, being told that it was because he did not speak English well enough. Demetrio Romero later decided to seek assistance from the attorney of the labor union he belonged to, hoping to file a grievance against his employer. He won the case, which allowed for him to seek out better paying work and later allowed for the family to improve their standard of living. The family subsequently moved to suburban New Jersey, where Anthony graduated high school.

    Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987, having written a senior thesis titled "Colombian Migration and Political Participation in the United States"
     

    The previous ACLU director, Ira Glasser among others have criticised him for being a partisan hack who has abandoned the ACLU's identity as being politically neutral and seeking to protect first amendment rights. For instance like the Sierra Club and it's taking money from certain donors in return for not bringing up immigration as a big obstacle for it's mission, the ACLU has now embraced language which tends to suggest it won't stand up for anyone criticising Israel. Important since the currently only plans to simply abolish first amendment rights are on college campuses and certain Republican states to ban BDS and other speech critical of Israel.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-disintegration-of-the-aclu-james-kirchick

    Asked why his organization was willing to further violate its tradition of political neutrality, Faiz Shakir, a Democratic Party operative then serving as the ACLU’s national political director, was brutally honest. “People have funded us and I think they expect a return,”

    ...

    But it is the group’s attitude toward the First Amendment, the ACLU’s bread and butter, that has been most concerning. In 2004, The New York Times revealed that Romero had consented to sign a grant agreement from his former employers at the Ford Foundation, included at the behest of pro-Israel activists, stipulating that any recipient of the foundation’s largesse “agree that your organization will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state,” a vaguely worded contravention of free speech principles. Not only did Romero initially refrain from informing the board about the controversial agreement, but he also neglected to mention that he had helped draft it, allegedly recommending the Patriot Act as a model.

    ...

    For instance, whereas Glasser avoided wooing the wealthy, under Romero the group enthusiastically caters to the whims of ultrarich partisan donors whose support for its traditional mission is tenuous.


     

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece:

    Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood (New York City, he says in the film, was less the fabled “melting pot” of popular American sentiment than “a collection of insular segregated tribes”).
     
    But I think Glasser misses the trick, as the article makes clear, his principals weren't without context as the piece in Tablet makes clear for it's readers.

    No American minority had reaped more from its faith in the country’s professed commitment to pluralism and tolerance than the Jews, a gift they repaid many times over by supporting the institutions—the universities, the Democratic Party, the ACLU—which upheld them. In the same way Lenny Bruce classified Ray Charles and fruit salad as Jewish (while claiming that “Evaporated milk is goyish even if the Jews invented it”), so the ACLU was seen as scrappy, authentic, and emblematic of an underdog quality. As Bruce might have put it: the ACLU, Jewish; the McCarthyite American Jewish League Against Communism, goyish.

    ...

    Not that they ever pulled punches. Debating the constitutionality of flag burning on Firing Line, Buckley told Glasser something to the effect that the “average American” has a visceral reaction to the desecration of the Stars and Stripes

     

    As Lenin might say: "Freedom of speech for what? For whom?" That's exactly what the elites are asking right now. The likes of Glasser won the social and cultural battles of the late 20th century and now they don't need freedom of speech, their enemies do. Would Glasser have shown much interest in defending that Neo-Nazi rally if Neo-Nazi rallies were common or threatened to become a big movement? I would hope not. Even 15 years ago it was still a point of pride for the ACLU, because everyone understood those guys were cranks now:

    Were the ACLU today confronted with a lawsuit similar to National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, Glasser doubts the group would take it. (Tellingly, in an essay collection celebrating its most important cases published on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary last year, the ACLU neglected to include that seminal litigation).
     
    The whole piece is quite long and interesting. Glasser seems to really be a classic Bernie Sanders style social-democrat who sees the class war brewing behind all this. But maybe can't accept that this was the only way what he started was going to end up. Maybe Glasser didn't see the ACLU as a specific social and cultural force multiplier but as solely an upholder of the first amendment for it's own sake for the reason that anyone can be wrong regardless of intention but it's telling that the people running it today see it the same way William F. Buckley saw it and Ira Glass, they just support that vision. They once fought for the right to be socially transgressive now that what is socially transgressive has changed they fight against the transgressors. The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven't actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Wilkey, @Wilkey, @duncsbaby

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece….Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood…

    Hmmm….I find it hard to believe that he rarely encountered blacks or Italians. Maybe he scarcely remembers the Italians because Jews and Italians in NYC and Long Island have famously good relationships, but blacks? Read Norman Podhoretz’s article, “My Negro Problem-And Ours,” where he honestly recounts the utter terror black kids struck in the tender hearts of little Jews back in Brooklyn.

    Podhoretz was born in 1930, Glasser in 1938, so they aren’t that different in age. The former grew up in Brownsville and was probably poorer than Glasser’s family but still, he grew up in a Jewish enclave and dealt with blacks on a daily basis.

  61. @Anon
    If conservatives and nationalists were wise, they would do nothing to impede the Trans movement.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Regret, @S. Anonyia, @duncsbaby

    Because thats been working out with everything else.

  62. @black sea
    Where do these people find the time to actually have sex (I'm not including the Asexuals and Aromantics, of course)?

    Replies: @Aardvark

    On Hole(y) day of course…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Aardvark



    Where do these people find the time to actually have sex...?
     
    On Hole(y) day of course…


     

    You just missed it.


    Holi festivals steam ahead as coronavirus cases surge

    India celebrates Holi amid alarming surge in COVID cases


    https://blog.airpaz.com/wp-content/uploads/holi-festival-history-and-celebrations.jpg

    They put our rainbow flags to shame:


    https://k6u8v6y8.stackpathcdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Holi-Celebration-in-India.jpg

    Coming soon to a classroom near you:





    https://cambridgemontessoriglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Holi-Festival-Celebration-at-Cambridge-Preschool.jpg

    https://www.visittnt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/holi.jpg

    https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/oCqc_DmKOntwnZxBFtr3b3-cc18=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-dmn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/I7TWIUG34BAPLKAJ42GJE53AEA.JPG
  63. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    @Dieter Kief

    Apparently the phenomenon of young women working their way through University by providing sexual services is increasingly common on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Practitioners of this lifestyle call it the "sugar daddy" and "sugar baby" phenomenon, in which couples consisting of an older wealthy man and a young woman make an "arrangement" to have a financially compensated sexual affair.

    In the United States this is seen as a way of getting around the anti-prostitution laws in most States, with an added veneer of respectability, but in the United Kingdom there is nothing illegal about this, or about women acting as "escorts" (prostitutes) and providing one-off encounters (provided that they do not patrol the streets to offer themselves.)

    Whether it makes much sense for a university to offer guidelines to sex worker students is another question. I suspect the female students who are streetwise enough to finance their studies in this manner know a lot more about the dangers of their trade than do university counsellors.

    The city of Leicester has a large minority population, but I do not know if this is a factor.

    Replies: @anon

    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see “NO BLACK MEN” or “Sorry, no AAM”. Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.

    When are they going to go after the sex workers for their racism?

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @anon


    Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.
     
    They're trying to get paid, not stiffed, beaten, or murdered.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    , @Dieter Kief
    @anon


    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see “NO BLACK MEN” or “Sorry, no AAM”.
     
    That sounds a lot like post-doc-fodder for Leicester University! - Unlearn your biases, our postmodernite students of lust!
    , @Jim Don Bob
    @anon


    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see “NO BLACK MEN” or “Sorry, no AAM”.
     
    You see something like that on online dating sites: "I'm not a bigot, but I don't date outside my race."

    Or so I have been told.

    Steve, if you ever get really hard up for material, sign up at match.com as a nubile young female and publish some of the replies (and pictures) you get.
  64. @Jack D
    @Altai


    The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven’t actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.
     
    I think that you are wrong about this - there's a big difference between gay Puerto Ricans and straight Jews. Jews were willing to have a no holds barred cage match in the battle of words because they were confident that they were the heavyweights in this sport and would be the winners in such an open tournament. Affirmative Action beneficiary Puerto Ricans are not at all confident in their ability to come up the winner in such battles and so they think that their best bet now that they are wearing the championship belt is to set ground rules where in any rematch everyone has to fight with one hand tied behind their back.

    Yes, even to get this far, the context of society has changed - the Jews of the ACLU had to win Round 1 for them and they did. But the question is, how do you enshrine this victory and make it permanent when you have to pass the reins over to less competent people?

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Not only is the personnel different, but the battles are. The ACLU was founded in 1920 by uber-WASP Roger Baldwin (look him up) because constitutional liberties in the wake of WW1 (which he opposed) really were threatened.

    The ACLU won the war. What they should have done is close up shop and do other stuff. But no organization ever self-destructs. The March of Dimes went on from battling polio to “birth defects.”

    (I only scanned the Tablet article but I did do a search and noticed that Kirchick didn’t so much as mention Baldwin.)

  65. @Anon
    OT

    I was watching a rocket factory tour of the United Launch Alliance rocket factory in Decatur, Alabama, on YouTube, and the president of this Lockheed-Boeing joint venture mentioned that he went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    I wasn't really that familiar with Cal Poly. Just another California State University, sub-UC-level,institution? It turns out to be a pretty interesting place, not just another CSU campus. No PhDs, just undergrad and masters hard-core engineering. The 75 percentile SAT scores are 700 verbal, 740 math. About a quarter of applicants are offered admission. Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: "An engine of inequality," "Very few low-income family students," "Ranked one of the worst for Latino success." For engineering, it's ranked very high for a non-PhD-granting university. You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I've read.

    With so many women I'd really like to know the sex breakdown among the various departments. There is a liberal arts college that has some non-engineering majors, and there is a "Comparative Ethnic Studies" major that has as minors some gender stuff, but that's it for "studies" or grievance departments.

    In the present climate a 1-percent-black state university's days are numbered (even CalTech is 4 percent black), but if you're a high school senior, you might be able to get in and out before things fall apart, and maybe even find a geeky, unwoke, employable spouse.

    The ULA factory tour is below. This YouTube guy previously talked himself into filming on a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine. He seems to be pretty persuasive:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0fG_lnVhHw

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @ben tillman, @Alden

    I know Cal Poly only from their Rose Parade floats. Usually pretty cool in terms of mechanical engineering and design.

    Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: “An engine of inequality,” “Very few low-income family students,” “Ranked one of the worst for Latino success.”

    Well, look at these Cal Poly students that work on those magnificent floats; they appear to reflect the body there.

  66. @Anon
    If conservatives and nationalists were wise, they would do nothing to impede the Trans movement.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Regret, @S. Anonyia, @duncsbaby

    Why do only true “anons” with no commenting history post this accelerationist bullshit?

  67. @Nodwink
    I think the only way to commemorate this post is with Lil Nas X in a pink cowboy outfit:

    https://elephant.art/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/lil-nas-x-grammy-red-carpet-1024x781-1.jpg

    Replies: @Luzzatto, @El Dato, @fish, @Alden

    Do we have a Tinys Ducks sighting….?

  68. I’d take them more seriously if they threw in some fast days.

  69. @Luzzatto
    Why isn't Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Stan Adams, @Mr. Anon, @James J O'Meara

    My mother lived in London for a year in her early 20s. She attended a live performance of TRHPS at the Royal Court Theatre in Chelsea in 1973. She actually touched Tim Curry as he pranced down the aisle.

    My biggest celebrity encounter was sitting next to O.J. Simpson at a bar. We had a nice, pleasant conversation, mostly about football. I didn’t mention Nicole (or Ron Goldman, for that matter).

    Incidentally, in case anyone is wondering about my Anderson Cooper obsession, it’s become something of a meme in my family.

    My Alzheimer’s-afflicted grandmother lived with my aunt and my cousin for a couple of years. My aunt bought a 70-inch TV so my grandmother could see the screen even with her bad eyesight. My aunt is a obsessive CNN watcher, so (unfortunately) my grandmother got subjected to a heavy dose of it. (Until her mind started going, Grandma preferred Fox.)

    One evening, my aunt noticed that my grandmother was hiding under her blanket.

    “What’s wrong?” she asked.

    “I don’t like that man,” Grandma said.

    “What man?” my aunt asked.

    “The man on the screen. He’s watching me.”

    My aunt glanced over at the TV to see the smiling face of Gloria Vanderbilt’s silver-haired spawn staring back at her.

    “He’s not watching you,” she said. “He can’t see you. He’s just a newscaster.”

    “He’s watching me,” Grandma said. “I don’t like him. He scares me.”

    The next day, my aunt tested my grandmother by having her watch Anderson Cooper again. Sure enough, just as soon as he came on, Grandma hid under the blanket.

    “That man is always watching me,” Grandma said. “I don’t want him to watch me. I wish he’d stop.”

    In Woke Amerika, CNN watches you.

  70. res says:
    @Jack D
    @Anon


    You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I’ve read.
     
    Why is that a "feature"? Not every high school student knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life.

    MIT doesn't require you to apply to a specific major (and neither does Caltech). In fact you don't even have to apply to the "Engineering School" as you do at some universities. Everyone takes the same basic science and math courses during freshman year and then you figure out what major ("Course") you want to pursue. There is no separate engineering school.

    Replies: @res

    I have mixed feelings about that policy. On the one hand you are absolutely right about

    Not every high school student knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life.

    But on the other hand that policy seems useful for colleges that
    1. Admit people who clearly are not capable of passing some majors if they are taught in an at all rigorous fashion.
    2. Are unwilling to have “weedout classes” for political (e.g. disparate impact) reasons.

    Notice how Caltech and MIT are rather different from most places with respect to those points. You make it very clear yourself with this

    Everyone takes the same basic science and math courses during freshman year and then you figure out what major (“Course”) you want to pursue.

    Can you imagine the average woke studies major trying to get through those “basic” (e.g. two semesters or more of calculus and physics) classes? Not to mention at that level ; )

    UC Berkeley seems like a good example of a place which manages to have both elite programs and cater to the woke crowd.

    They admit by specific engineering program, but have an undeclared engineering option.
    https://engineering.berkeley.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/

    But notice this on the undeclared page.

    But first, a caveat. Admission to the undeclared program can be more competitive than admission to other engineering majors. So, if you know which field of engineering you wish to study, you should apply to that major.

    The admitting by program policy is especially useful for colleges which have disproportionately popular and/or competitive subfields which are able to have even higher (or different, say valuing in area exceptional qualifications) admissions standards.

    Some discussion along those lines at
    https://www.solomonadmissions.com/uc-berkeley-admissions

    The average admitted GPA for the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley is a 4.2. For the College of Engineering, not including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.3.

    For Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS) in the College of Engineering, which is the most marketable undergraduate degree coming out of Berkeley (although Haas students may disagree), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.4.

    For engineering applicants to UC Berkeley, engineering faculty are involved in the selection process. As such, there is a greater focus on academic achievement, standardized test scores, research in engineering, and interest in STEM.

    For students who lack a 4.4+ UC GPA and relevant computer science extra-curricular activities, we recommend applying to major in Computer Science in the College of Letters & Science instead of in the College of Engineering. There is a lower GPA bar for admission: 4.2 for Letters & Science versus 4.4+ for EE/CS in the College of Engineering.

    At UC Berkeley, internal transfer from Engineering to Letters & Science is not difficult. However, internal transfer from Letters & Science to Engineering is difficult and is dependent on performance in prerequisite courses for engineering and space availability.

    P.S. Cal has many other strong programs. I’d be interested in hearing more from anyone who knows details of how the non-engineering programs handle this issue.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @res

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the "same" courses but there are different "sections" of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course. Once during parents weekend I accidentally wandered into an economics course (I figured that I might actually understand something) and I was sort of shocked to find out that the prof (actually a Chinese grad student but his Engrish was better than the (Taiwanese) Chinese grad students who taught even in my day) was clearly going kind of light on the math. Is this really MIT I thought? Then my daughter explained to me what was going on - I had wandered into one of those "special" classes. Then I visited one of my daughter's engineering classes and within 5 minutes the math was way over my head so I was happy.

    Replies: @Alden, @Kibernetika, @Anon

    , @Anon
    @res

    Canada's University of Waterloo engineering program is quite strong and uses direct entry. I think it works because they give potential applicants a lot of information and support prior to application and then force freshman to confront the reality of the field they choose. There's no specific weed-out process, but you're able to bail out in time to take your credits to another major and still graduate in time and within your budget. Worst case is you eliminate one thing that you don't want to do. An undeclared major doesn't force you to make any decisions at all.

  71. @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see "NO BLACK MEN" or "Sorry, no AAM". Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.

    When are they going to go after the sex workers for their racism?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dieter Kief, @Jim Don Bob

    Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.

    They’re trying to get paid, not stiffed, beaten, or murdered.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    A lot of blacks refuse to wear condoms.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  72. Anonymous[996] • Disclaimer says:

    “Repaganizing” was the term Rod Dreher used, I think.

    Is it true Nero declared himself married to his sommelier (male) at a dinner party? Suetonius screwed up the name but it seems like a consistent rumor in other sources. I had assumed all these Christian legends about his bad behavior were propaganda.

  73. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Wait, I thought that to associate HIV/AIDS with homosexuality was wrong evil bigotry?

  74. Anonymous[996] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Tre
    @Anon

    You sound like The National Review regarding pretty much every topic.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    NR are accelerationists now? Stranger things are happening at sea, daily, so I wouldn’t rule it out, rebranding as International Transview, for a last-ditch liquidation maneuver. The Drudge Report was too early in that, you need to wait until the senile retard king has made his first presidential visit to a holy massage parlor in Atlanta.

  75. @Luzzatto
    Why isn't Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Stan Adams, @Mr. Anon, @James J O'Meara

    Why isn’t Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    I lost track of Tim Curry after he married Rachel Drach and became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

  76. As much as i hate Islam and want it rooted out of the West, i’d rather live with that religion than this one.

    You can’t maintain a civilization if it worships perverts and queers. After preventing invasion, having normal healthy sexual relations–healthy marriage and family life–so your people reproduce themselves is job #1.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @AnotherDad

    Who are the biggest gay boosters? White women. They can't get enough of this stuff.

    Islam is right about women. And gays.

  77. Anonymous[189] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai
    Here is the WokeCapital thread condensing all the corporate trans day of visibility madness on offer.

    https://twitter.com/WokeCapital/status/1377323974359539721

    Replies: @Altai, @Anonymous, @jon

    Hey, remember when Laverne threw his support behind a tranny who’s in prison for raping and brutally murdering a little girl? A black little girl, might I add… I guess black non-trans lives don’t matter all that much to good old Laverne. Not even little children’s.

  78. anon[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @BB753
    Not only are they creating their own Church of Deviancy, LGTBI shocktroopers and brownshirts are infiltrating genuine Churches. In the Protestant realm, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Anglicans, and Evangelicals are embracing LGTBI "rights", marrying same-sex couples, have openly gay and lesbian clergy, etc.

    On the Roman Catholic front, the Jesuit priest James Martin openly advocates "gay marriage". And no, he's not being denounced, excommunicated and defrocked by his superiors.
    https://youtu.be/rf6QDDszhDc

    Even the otherwise ultraconservative Eastern Orthodox Church has open homosexuals pushing the LGTBI narrative, like the infamous defrocked priest Giacomo Sanfilippo. His MA thesis says it all, “A Bed Undefiled: Foundations for an Orthodox Theology and Spirituality of Same-Sex Love”.
    https://orthodoxyindialogue.com/about/

    Of course, these activists are being funded by NGOs and big Foundations, like the Rockefeller Institute.

    Replies: @BB753, @anon, @PhysicistDave

    In the Protestant realm, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Anglicans, and Evangelicals are embracing LGTBI “rights”, marrying same-sex couples, have openly gay and lesbian clergy, etc.

    This has been going on for years, and it’s one of the reasons why some of those denominations have split or are splitting. Some have been kicking that can down the road a long time, with some version of “don’t ask – don’t tell” but Globalhomo wants their whole agenda, mere toleration is now bigotry. This sharpens the contradictions. Some of those denoms were going to get into it at their national meetings last summer, but that didn’t happen due to the Coof. We’ll see what happens this summer.

    It doesn’t make the news much, but watch to see what happens to the United Methodist church this year and next year. The globalhomo US churches are splitting, but the UMC has a pretty big presence in parts of Africa as well; the African Methodists refuse to go along. It’s like Prop 8 out in California back in 2008; black voters were overwhelmingly in favor. So progtarded US Methoidsts have had some serious cog-dis: black Africans refuse to go along with GlobalHomo. The progtards have decided that LGPTQMOUSE > black skin, so they are going to split the churches.

    As you point out, no org is immune to this, and it is not possible to split the baby. Either agree, or push back no matter how much namecalling may result. Different churches are dealing with it in different ways. It’s worth noticing that the trial of Gabriele Martinelli and Enrico Radice in Vatican City started last October; just getting the evidence out in the open is a good first step.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @anon

    The other day I found out that Methodists have been marrying gays and lesbians for over ten years! Lutherans have lesbian priestesses, so do the Anglicans/ Episcopalians. I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.
    Roman Catholics aren't there yet, nor are the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. In my lifetime, I can't see the Moscow Patriarchate accepting "gay marriage" unless Russia is invaded by globo-homo forces like the Ukraine.

    Replies: @anon, @The Last Real Calvinist

  79. I accept that a very small number of people suffer gender dysphoria and feel better if they can enact the gender role opposite to the sex of their birth. I’m nice to Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons at the door but I end the interaction within 10 seconds. That’s what I socially owe transgenders, I reckon.

    Estimates vary but one is that this affects 6/10 of 1 percent of the population (before becoming an adolescent fad). Yet the whole woke nation is obsessed with their grievances and demands. We must publicly participate in their performances, and personally track hundreds of particular gender fantasies and pronoun improvisations. It’s like being forced to read The Watchtower out loud and praise its genius. Witch hunts abound. People are fired. Careers are ruined. The Fortune 500 flies their flag.

    [MORE]

    Who else is suffering and what attention do they get?

    Lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia is 0.3 to 0.7% of the population. It’s devastating to self and family. I hope they are well cared for. There is no social demand that we collaborate with their delusions. JP Morgan sheds no tears for them. R.D. Laing’s ideas are as dead as he is.

    Lifetime prevalence of anorexia is 1.2%. The civil rights establishment so far does not require that we agree with a dying anorexic that she is too fat. Starbucks does not provide bulimic bathrooms.

    One-year prevalence of homelessness is 1.5%. That’s a tough life. The woke want them to camp anywhere they please, but none invites them into their homes. Although the homeless creatively bend inherited norms of conduct, they have no Judith Butler and do not adorn New York salons.

    Lifetime prevalence of autism is 1.8%. I wish them well and would never belittle them. They are not demanding that the rules of social interaction established over a thousand years for the 98% be junked and all of society redesigned for their benefit.

    Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder is 2.4%. It is defined as “excessive preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw in appearance that others cannot see or would judge as slight in appearance….The preoccupation must be markedly excessive if a slight defect is detectable by others. To be diagnosed with BDD, the individual’s preoccupation with the appearance flaw must be distressing, or cause functional impairment.” The study of one population reported that, “suicidal ideation was reported by a mean of 57.8% of the subjects per year, and a mean of 2.6% attempted suicide per year. Two subjects (0.3% per year) completed suicide.” Those with BDD are not organized to demand that society pretend to go along with their delusions. No one gets fired for saying, “You look fine. Your nose is just right,” or, “I think you shouldn’t cut off your left hand.” No one claims that BDDs’ suicidal tendencies would remit if society endorsed their delusions. They don’t get free facelifts or amputations.

    One-year prevalence of opioid abuse is 3%. A hellish existence. Is there an opioid community on reddit demanding that family, friends, strangers, finance their addictions? No. Nor are they portrayed in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

    Lifetime prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury is 5%. Slicing yourself with a razor is not celebrated as a brave personal achievement in Gillette’s latest advertising.

    One-year prevalence of alcohol use disorder is 6%. No one demands that we hand out alcohol for free nor that we patiently listen to incoherent alcoholic rants. There is not a well-funded effort to legalize drunk driving, accusing opponents of ignorance and bigotry. .

    Finally, the rate of children in foster care is 6 per 1000, the same rate as transgender prevalence. The rate of child maltreatment is 9 per 1000. Not much public concern for abandoned or maltreated children compared to glamorous transgenders. If we were to measure real interpersonal power disparities, no one would be more oppressed than children. They should dominate any intersectional stack, but they are entirely absent from that schema. They most need allies: family, religion, community, state. There is complete silence about their welfare among the woke. Children do not inherit a bureaucratic definition from the EEOC. There is no children’s history month. BLM deplores the family, and would turn children over to NGOs and global corporations.

    Traditional society has its strengths and weaknesses. Its main strength is that many of its more burdensome norms and practices oblige adults to protect and promote the welfare of children. Noticing that wokeness has abolished care for dependent children as the central concern of social arrangements starkly reveals its shabby narcissism, moral ineptitude, and intellectual squalor.

    • Thanks: Gary in Gramercy
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @New Dealer

    Superb post; thanks very much.

    , @PhysicistDave
    @New Dealer

    New Dealer wrote:


    I accept that a very small number of people suffer gender dysphoria and feel better if they can enact the gender role opposite to the sex of their birth.
     
    But if gender is "socially constructed," how can they "really" feel they are the other gender? I mean, then, nobody is "really" any gender.

    This honestly confuses me.

    Of course, my error is obviously that I expect linear, binary, Western logic to apply. I mean, if race is socially constructed, how can we criticize Rachel Dolezal for constructing herself as Black?

    As Lenin said, it all boils down to «кто кого».

    Replies: @New Dealer

  80. @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see "NO BLACK MEN" or "Sorry, no AAM". Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.

    When are they going to go after the sex workers for their racism?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dieter Kief, @Jim Don Bob

    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see “NO BLACK MEN” or “Sorry, no AAM”.

    That sounds a lot like post-doc-fodder for Leicester University! – Unlearn your biases, our postmodernite students of lust!

  81. @Altai
    @Anonymous

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I've ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_D._Romero


    Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. Romero spent the initial years of his childhood growing up in a public housing project in the Bronx. He was the oldest of his siblings. His father worked as a houseman at a large Manhattan hotel and was repeatedly turned down for a more financially lucrative job as a banquet waiter, being told that it was because he did not speak English well enough. Demetrio Romero later decided to seek assistance from the attorney of the labor union he belonged to, hoping to file a grievance against his employer. He won the case, which allowed for him to seek out better paying work and later allowed for the family to improve their standard of living. The family subsequently moved to suburban New Jersey, where Anthony graduated high school.

    Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987, having written a senior thesis titled "Colombian Migration and Political Participation in the United States"
     

    The previous ACLU director, Ira Glasser among others have criticised him for being a partisan hack who has abandoned the ACLU's identity as being politically neutral and seeking to protect first amendment rights. For instance like the Sierra Club and it's taking money from certain donors in return for not bringing up immigration as a big obstacle for it's mission, the ACLU has now embraced language which tends to suggest it won't stand up for anyone criticising Israel. Important since the currently only plans to simply abolish first amendment rights are on college campuses and certain Republican states to ban BDS and other speech critical of Israel.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-disintegration-of-the-aclu-james-kirchick

    Asked why his organization was willing to further violate its tradition of political neutrality, Faiz Shakir, a Democratic Party operative then serving as the ACLU’s national political director, was brutally honest. “People have funded us and I think they expect a return,”

    ...

    But it is the group’s attitude toward the First Amendment, the ACLU’s bread and butter, that has been most concerning. In 2004, The New York Times revealed that Romero had consented to sign a grant agreement from his former employers at the Ford Foundation, included at the behest of pro-Israel activists, stipulating that any recipient of the foundation’s largesse “agree that your organization will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state,” a vaguely worded contravention of free speech principles. Not only did Romero initially refrain from informing the board about the controversial agreement, but he also neglected to mention that he had helped draft it, allegedly recommending the Patriot Act as a model.

    ...

    For instance, whereas Glasser avoided wooing the wealthy, under Romero the group enthusiastically caters to the whims of ultrarich partisan donors whose support for its traditional mission is tenuous.


     

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece:

    Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood (New York City, he says in the film, was less the fabled “melting pot” of popular American sentiment than “a collection of insular segregated tribes”).
     
    But I think Glasser misses the trick, as the article makes clear, his principals weren't without context as the piece in Tablet makes clear for it's readers.

    No American minority had reaped more from its faith in the country’s professed commitment to pluralism and tolerance than the Jews, a gift they repaid many times over by supporting the institutions—the universities, the Democratic Party, the ACLU—which upheld them. In the same way Lenny Bruce classified Ray Charles and fruit salad as Jewish (while claiming that “Evaporated milk is goyish even if the Jews invented it”), so the ACLU was seen as scrappy, authentic, and emblematic of an underdog quality. As Bruce might have put it: the ACLU, Jewish; the McCarthyite American Jewish League Against Communism, goyish.

    ...

    Not that they ever pulled punches. Debating the constitutionality of flag burning on Firing Line, Buckley told Glasser something to the effect that the “average American” has a visceral reaction to the desecration of the Stars and Stripes

     

    As Lenin might say: "Freedom of speech for what? For whom?" That's exactly what the elites are asking right now. The likes of Glasser won the social and cultural battles of the late 20th century and now they don't need freedom of speech, their enemies do. Would Glasser have shown much interest in defending that Neo-Nazi rally if Neo-Nazi rallies were common or threatened to become a big movement? I would hope not. Even 15 years ago it was still a point of pride for the ACLU, because everyone understood those guys were cranks now:

    Were the ACLU today confronted with a lawsuit similar to National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, Glasser doubts the group would take it. (Tellingly, in an essay collection celebrating its most important cases published on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary last year, the ACLU neglected to include that seminal litigation).
     
    The whole piece is quite long and interesting. Glasser seems to really be a classic Bernie Sanders style social-democrat who sees the class war brewing behind all this. But maybe can't accept that this was the only way what he started was going to end up. Maybe Glasser didn't see the ACLU as a specific social and cultural force multiplier but as solely an upholder of the first amendment for it's own sake for the reason that anyone can be wrong regardless of intention but it's telling that the people running it today see it the same way William F. Buckley saw it and Ira Glass, they just support that vision. They once fought for the right to be socially transgressive now that what is socially transgressive has changed they fight against the transgressors. The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven't actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Wilkey, @Wilkey, @duncsbaby

    The ACLU has actually questioned the support the police union is providing to Derek Chauvin’s defense. Apparently the union is providing about a million dollars and a dozen lawyers to help Chauvin, and some at he ACLU aren’t happy about it. Nevermind that Chauvin has been a dues-paying union member for 19 years, and that the really unusual aspect of this case is all the extra lawyers and money that the prosecution is throwing at it.

  82. @Altai
    @Anonymous

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I've ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_D._Romero


    Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. Romero spent the initial years of his childhood growing up in a public housing project in the Bronx. He was the oldest of his siblings. His father worked as a houseman at a large Manhattan hotel and was repeatedly turned down for a more financially lucrative job as a banquet waiter, being told that it was because he did not speak English well enough. Demetrio Romero later decided to seek assistance from the attorney of the labor union he belonged to, hoping to file a grievance against his employer. He won the case, which allowed for him to seek out better paying work and later allowed for the family to improve their standard of living. The family subsequently moved to suburban New Jersey, where Anthony graduated high school.

    Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987, having written a senior thesis titled "Colombian Migration and Political Participation in the United States"
     

    The previous ACLU director, Ira Glasser among others have criticised him for being a partisan hack who has abandoned the ACLU's identity as being politically neutral and seeking to protect first amendment rights. For instance like the Sierra Club and it's taking money from certain donors in return for not bringing up immigration as a big obstacle for it's mission, the ACLU has now embraced language which tends to suggest it won't stand up for anyone criticising Israel. Important since the currently only plans to simply abolish first amendment rights are on college campuses and certain Republican states to ban BDS and other speech critical of Israel.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-disintegration-of-the-aclu-james-kirchick

    Asked why his organization was willing to further violate its tradition of political neutrality, Faiz Shakir, a Democratic Party operative then serving as the ACLU’s national political director, was brutally honest. “People have funded us and I think they expect a return,”

    ...

    But it is the group’s attitude toward the First Amendment, the ACLU’s bread and butter, that has been most concerning. In 2004, The New York Times revealed that Romero had consented to sign a grant agreement from his former employers at the Ford Foundation, included at the behest of pro-Israel activists, stipulating that any recipient of the foundation’s largesse “agree that your organization will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state,” a vaguely worded contravention of free speech principles. Not only did Romero initially refrain from informing the board about the controversial agreement, but he also neglected to mention that he had helped draft it, allegedly recommending the Patriot Act as a model.

    ...

    For instance, whereas Glasser avoided wooing the wealthy, under Romero the group enthusiastically caters to the whims of ultrarich partisan donors whose support for its traditional mission is tenuous.


     

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece:

    Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood (New York City, he says in the film, was less the fabled “melting pot” of popular American sentiment than “a collection of insular segregated tribes”).
     
    But I think Glasser misses the trick, as the article makes clear, his principals weren't without context as the piece in Tablet makes clear for it's readers.

    No American minority had reaped more from its faith in the country’s professed commitment to pluralism and tolerance than the Jews, a gift they repaid many times over by supporting the institutions—the universities, the Democratic Party, the ACLU—which upheld them. In the same way Lenny Bruce classified Ray Charles and fruit salad as Jewish (while claiming that “Evaporated milk is goyish even if the Jews invented it”), so the ACLU was seen as scrappy, authentic, and emblematic of an underdog quality. As Bruce might have put it: the ACLU, Jewish; the McCarthyite American Jewish League Against Communism, goyish.

    ...

    Not that they ever pulled punches. Debating the constitutionality of flag burning on Firing Line, Buckley told Glasser something to the effect that the “average American” has a visceral reaction to the desecration of the Stars and Stripes

     

    As Lenin might say: "Freedom of speech for what? For whom?" That's exactly what the elites are asking right now. The likes of Glasser won the social and cultural battles of the late 20th century and now they don't need freedom of speech, their enemies do. Would Glasser have shown much interest in defending that Neo-Nazi rally if Neo-Nazi rallies were common or threatened to become a big movement? I would hope not. Even 15 years ago it was still a point of pride for the ACLU, because everyone understood those guys were cranks now:

    Were the ACLU today confronted with a lawsuit similar to National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, Glasser doubts the group would take it. (Tellingly, in an essay collection celebrating its most important cases published on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary last year, the ACLU neglected to include that seminal litigation).
     
    The whole piece is quite long and interesting. Glasser seems to really be a classic Bernie Sanders style social-democrat who sees the class war brewing behind all this. But maybe can't accept that this was the only way what he started was going to end up. Maybe Glasser didn't see the ACLU as a specific social and cultural force multiplier but as solely an upholder of the first amendment for it's own sake for the reason that anyone can be wrong regardless of intention but it's telling that the people running it today see it the same way William F. Buckley saw it and Ira Glass, they just support that vision. They once fought for the right to be socially transgressive now that what is socially transgressive has changed they fight against the transgressors. The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven't actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Wilkey, @Wilkey, @duncsbaby

    The ACLU has actually questioned the support the police union is providing to Derek Chauvin’s defense. Apparently the union is providing about a million dollars and a dozen lawyers to help Chauvin, and some at he ACLU aren’t happy about it. Nevermind that Chauvin has been a dues-paying union member for 19 years, and that the really unusual aspect of this case is all the extra lawyers and money that the prosecution is throwing at it.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Wilkey

    Chauvin is 5’9 140 pds St Floyd is 230 pds and his Houston booking sheets state 6’6. 5’9 140 is slender enough for a woman to be a model. Fashion model, the thin ones.

    8 inches and 90 pounds bigger. In the good old days, 5’9 155 was the minimum size for men police and 5’7 minimum for women. All these teeny tiny little police need extensive use of force training that the good old days big men officers didn’t need. Size matters both in verbal and physical control and intimidation.

    Of course demographics make it worse. Most criminals are black, the tallest and heaviest race. Affirmative action for Asians Hispanics and women pits little people against big blacks.

    White men are discriminated against. Black applicants can’t read well enough to read the questions on the written exams let alone know the correct answers.

    So are police are little people up against the biggest. Most of the uniforms in Los Angeles seem to be 5’2 Hispanic and asian women and 5’7 Hispanic men. It’s hard not to laugh seeing 3 5’7 and 1 5’3 officers speaking with a 6’4 250 pound black man

    Floyd’s girl friend who was with him in the car is White. All dressed up in her black suit and white blouse court outfit. Wonder how she usually dresses. Ross and Floyd met in a Salvation Army Homeless Shelter. She was visiting a resident, father of her bastard spawn. Floyd was the security guard. Must have been love or something at first sight.

    Why isn’t the Secret Service investigating the counterfeit bills? Maybe that’s why counterfeiter’s use blacks to pass them. It would be racist to investigate a black passing counterfeit bills.

  83. Just realized that one of the insufferable new CDC radio ads — you know, “Wear three masks, shun all human contact, we can do this!” — goes out of its way to feature a lesbian couple, with a kid no less. The first perky female voice you hear pointedly mentions “my wife and I” before a second voice (maybe even a black woman, for a threefer) chimes in.

  84. @Anon
    OT

    I was watching a rocket factory tour of the United Launch Alliance rocket factory in Decatur, Alabama, on YouTube, and the president of this Lockheed-Boeing joint venture mentioned that he went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    I wasn't really that familiar with Cal Poly. Just another California State University, sub-UC-level,institution? It turns out to be a pretty interesting place, not just another CSU campus. No PhDs, just undergrad and masters hard-core engineering. The 75 percentile SAT scores are 700 verbal, 740 math. About a quarter of applicants are offered admission. Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: "An engine of inequality," "Very few low-income family students," "Ranked one of the worst for Latino success." For engineering, it's ranked very high for a non-PhD-granting university. You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I've read.

    With so many women I'd really like to know the sex breakdown among the various departments. There is a liberal arts college that has some non-engineering majors, and there is a "Comparative Ethnic Studies" major that has as minors some gender stuff, but that's it for "studies" or grievance departments.

    In the present climate a 1-percent-black state university's days are numbered (even CalTech is 4 percent black), but if you're a high school senior, you might be able to get in and out before things fall apart, and maybe even find a geeky, unwoke, employable spouse.

    The ULA factory tour is below. This YouTube guy previously talked himself into filming on a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine. He seems to be pretty persuasive:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0fG_lnVhHw

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @ben tillman, @Alden

    What are the other 14%?

    • Replies: @Anon
    @ben tillman

    Data was from Wikipedia, and I left out mixed race.

  85. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @anon


    Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.
     
    They're trying to get paid, not stiffed, beaten, or murdered.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    A lot of blacks refuse to wear condoms.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @ben tillman

    They claim "that it just ain't natural..."

    (Sorry, Rod, wrong contraceptive.)

  86. @AnotherDad
    As much as i hate Islam and want it rooted out of the West, i'd rather live with that religion than this one.

    You can't maintain a civilization if it worships perverts and queers. After preventing invasion, having normal healthy sexual relations--healthy marriage and family life--so your people reproduce themselves is job #1.

    Replies: @Whiskey

    Who are the biggest gay boosters? White women. They can’t get enough of this stuff.

    Islam is right about women. And gays.

  87. @Nodwink
    @Luzzatto

    I honestly haven't paid much attention to this bloke, but now I realize that he's the "anti-Kanye." Given that he's driving a lot of people crazy with a pair of sneakers and a three-minute video clip, there's actually a real Alpha energy about him. His Twitter game is top notch, too:

    https://twitter.com/LilNasX/status/1376370180461240321

    Replies: @Luzzatto

    Naw man there is nothing alpha at all about a Gay rapper who is Satan’s pol dance bottom bitch in a music video.

    This is alpha!

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Luzzatto

    You mean Eazy-E? He died from AIDS.

    Replies: @njguy73

  88. @Aardvark
    @black sea

    On Hole(y) day of course...

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Where do these people find the time to actually have sex…?

    On Hole(y) day of course…

    You just missed it.

    Holi festivals steam ahead as coronavirus cases surge

    India celebrates Holi amid alarming surge in COVID cases

    They put our rainbow flags to shame:

    Coming soon to a classroom near you:

    [MORE]

  89. @jon

    International Transgender Day of Visibility ... Rachel Crandall founded the event in 2009.
     
    Because without a Day of Visibility, poor Rachel and fellow trans would just blend right in:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1043625365850198018/LTn4-wc2_400x400.jpg

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Captain Tripps

    Hey, I remember that movie! Batman Returns, right? Danny DeVito sure looks different these days…

    • Agree: fish
  90. OT What about a day in memory of black guys killed at the funeral of other black guys killed by black guys?

    British knife-only version:

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/reece-young-killed-triple-stabbing-croydon-vigil-knife-victim-named-alpha-road-b927396.html

    (The UK killings are sometimes flavored with Islamic vibrancy.)

  91. Shouldn’t bisexuals get two days?

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  92. @Buzz Mohawk
    Why not a Masturbators Day and a Pornosexuals Day? They can be the same day. Call it Gooner Day or Incel Day. Make sure it's on the Edge of some month or other.

    Replies: @fish, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Why not a Masturbators Day”

    I assume you mean this in jest but for some Masturbators Day has to be everyday because we generate a lot of man juice. We’re just incredibly virile and have no choice. I’m fifty-one and keep waiting for the pipes to dry up and then I figure wisdom will finally arrive in my brain.

  93. @Nodwink
    I think the only way to commemorate this post is with Lil Nas X in a pink cowboy outfit:

    https://elephant.art/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/lil-nas-x-grammy-red-carpet-1024x781-1.jpg

    Replies: @Luzzatto, @El Dato, @fish, @Alden

    Mardi Gras black Barbie. Buy your daughter the accompanying float with beads and plastic cookie treats in the Mardi Gras colors. Several other outfits for only $12.99.

  94. @El Dato
    https://i.postimg.cc/yNS1J1DW/White-Helmets-Logo.png

    Who you gonna call? WHITE! HELMETS!

    Replies: @Alden

    Thanks so much. I laughed so hard still laughing.

  95. @anon
    @BB753

    In the Protestant realm, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Anglicans, and Evangelicals are embracing LGTBI “rights”, marrying same-sex couples, have openly gay and lesbian clergy, etc.

    This has been going on for years, and it's one of the reasons why some of those denominations have split or are splitting. Some have been kicking that can down the road a long time, with some version of "don't ask - don't tell" but Globalhomo wants their whole agenda, mere toleration is now bigotry. This sharpens the contradictions. Some of those denoms were going to get into it at their national meetings last summer, but that didn't happen due to the Coof. We'll see what happens this summer.

    It doesn't make the news much, but watch to see what happens to the United Methodist church this year and next year. The globalhomo US churches are splitting, but the UMC has a pretty big presence in parts of Africa as well; the African Methodists refuse to go along. It's like Prop 8 out in California back in 2008; black voters were overwhelmingly in favor. So progtarded US Methoidsts have had some serious cog-dis: black Africans refuse to go along with GlobalHomo. The progtards have decided that LGPTQMOUSE > black skin, so they are going to split the churches.

    As you point out, no org is immune to this, and it is not possible to split the baby. Either agree, or push back no matter how much namecalling may result. Different churches are dealing with it in different ways. It's worth noticing that the trial of Gabriele Martinelli and Enrico Radice in Vatican City started last October; just getting the evidence out in the open is a good first step.

    Replies: @BB753

    The other day I found out that Methodists have been marrying gays and lesbians for over ten years! Lutherans have lesbian priestesses, so do the Anglicans/ Episcopalians. I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.
    Roman Catholics aren’t there yet, nor are the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. In my lifetime, I can’t see the Moscow Patriarchate accepting “gay marriage” unless Russia is invaded by globo-homo forces like the Ukraine.

    • Replies: @anon
    @BB753

    The other day I found out that Methodists have been marrying gays and lesbians for over ten years!

    Some have, some have not. There are multiple organizations that are called "Methodist". The biggest one, UMC, is in the process of splitting over this issue. Again, the Africans won't stand for it, and they are a large part of the overall polity. After the split there will be a rich church in the US that's part of GlobalHomo and a poorer church world wide with many members in the US.

    Lutherans have lesbian priestesses,

    Some. There are at least 3 different organizations called "Lutheran" that I know of, the ELCA has been very weak for decades.

    so do the Anglicans/ Episcopalians.

    The Anglican / Episcopalian churches are run from the top down, based on the Roman organization although without a Pope (Archbishop of Canterbury instead)...so once the leaders are co-opted it's over. But in the US there are some splinter Anglican churches and I do not understand their relationship to the overall org. It's odd, but I know of a few US Anglican churches that have placed themselves under the authority of a bishop in Africa. Imagine if some church in your parish / bishopric got so fed up that they decided the Roman bishop of Lagos was in charge...and somehow they made it legit.

    I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.

    There are at least 4 organizations that call themselves "Presbyterian", and 3 or 4 that are descended from Dutch reform. One of the Presby churches is very far gone, others not so much.

    Roman Catholics aren’t there yet, nor are the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. In my lifetime, I can’t see the Moscow Patriarchate accepting “gay marriage” unless Russia is invaded by globo-homo forces like the Ukraine.

    Have you read Podles book, "The Church Impotent"? It's 20 years old but still relevant.

    Replies: @BB753

    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    @BB753


    I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.

     

    We are, but you have to take care in figuring out which 'Calvinistic' branch you're dealing with.

    For example, the 'Presbyterian Church USA' has decayed into just another mainline Protestant decadence factory.

    The 'Presbyterian Church in America' is more conservative; this is Tim Keller's denominational affiliation.

    If you want good solid Calvinstic seriousness, go for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

    Replies: @Carbon blob

  96. @Anon
    OT

    I was watching a rocket factory tour of the United Launch Alliance rocket factory in Decatur, Alabama, on YouTube, and the president of this Lockheed-Boeing joint venture mentioned that he went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    I wasn't really that familiar with Cal Poly. Just another California State University, sub-UC-level,institution? It turns out to be a pretty interesting place, not just another CSU campus. No PhDs, just undergrad and masters hard-core engineering. The 75 percentile SAT scores are 700 verbal, 740 math. About a quarter of applicants are offered admission. Only 1 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic (in California), 13 percent Asian, with 54 percent white, about half and half men and women. Rave reviews: "An engine of inequality," "Very few low-income family students," "Ranked one of the worst for Latino success." For engineering, it's ranked very high for a non-PhD-granting university. You have to apply to a specific major, which is a feature of serious engineering schools elsewhere, I've read.

    With so many women I'd really like to know the sex breakdown among the various departments. There is a liberal arts college that has some non-engineering majors, and there is a "Comparative Ethnic Studies" major that has as minors some gender stuff, but that's it for "studies" or grievance departments.

    In the present climate a 1-percent-black state university's days are numbered (even CalTech is 4 percent black), but if you're a high school senior, you might be able to get in and out before things fall apart, and maybe even find a geeky, unwoke, employable spouse.

    The ULA factory tour is below. This YouTube guy previously talked himself into filming on a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine. He seems to be pretty persuasive:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0fG_lnVhHw

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @ben tillman, @Alden

    Cal Poly women are gorgeous light haired N European types. Highway One wanders through San Luis so I see the students on my trips back and forth to the Bay Area. Most other Ca colleges it’s mostly Asians. But these are pretty White girls. It’s always been a prestige school. There’s also a big mosque for the Mid East Arab students. Beautiful town very hilly and old California By which I mean like 1950 White people

  97. @Altai
    Epic iSteve content. On Caesar Chavez day the United Farm Workers Union welcomes President Biden promoting the interests of illegal immigrants from Mexico.

    https://twitter.com/UFWupdates/status/1377302163433529347

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

    Replies: @GeneralRipper

    Joe Biden is gonna hide his own Easter eggs this Sunday morning.

    • Replies: @anon
    @GeneralRipper

    Joe Biden is gonna hide his own Easter eggs this Sunday morning.

    Seems legit.

    Who's gonna help him find them?

    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    @GeneralRipper

    Hell, every morning when he showers, Biden wonders if those are his ba**s or did the Easter bunny come early.

  98. Assuming that they are not still alive, can you imagine your grandparents popping up whole and alive again and reading this?

    What would they make of it? Would they want to stay alive again?

    So in 50 years or so, do you still want to be reading about this alphabet soup? Plus or minus?

    Or better off dead?

  99. @res
    @Jack D

    I have mixed feelings about that policy. On the one hand you are absolutely right about


    Not every high school student knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
     
    But on the other hand that policy seems useful for colleges that
    1. Admit people who clearly are not capable of passing some majors if they are taught in an at all rigorous fashion.
    2. Are unwilling to have "weedout classes" for political (e.g. disparate impact) reasons.

    Notice how Caltech and MIT are rather different from most places with respect to those points. You make it very clear yourself with this

    Everyone takes the same basic science and math courses during freshman year and then you figure out what major (“Course”) you want to pursue.
     
    Can you imagine the average woke studies major trying to get through those "basic" (e.g. two semesters or more of calculus and physics) classes? Not to mention at that level ; )

    UC Berkeley seems like a good example of a place which manages to have both elite programs and cater to the woke crowd.

    They admit by specific engineering program, but have an undeclared engineering option.
    https://engineering.berkeley.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/

    But notice this on the undeclared page.

    But first, a caveat. Admission to the undeclared program can be more competitive than admission to other engineering majors. So, if you know which field of engineering you wish to study, you should apply to that major.
     
    The admitting by program policy is especially useful for colleges which have disproportionately popular and/or competitive subfields which are able to have even higher (or different, say valuing in area exceptional qualifications) admissions standards.

    Some discussion along those lines at
    https://www.solomonadmissions.com/uc-berkeley-admissions

    The average admitted GPA for the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley is a 4.2. For the College of Engineering, not including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.3.
    ...
    For Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS) in the College of Engineering, which is the most marketable undergraduate degree coming out of Berkeley (although Haas students may disagree), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.4.
    ...
    For engineering applicants to UC Berkeley, engineering faculty are involved in the selection process. As such, there is a greater focus on academic achievement, standardized test scores, research in engineering, and interest in STEM.
    ...
    For students who lack a 4.4+ UC GPA and relevant computer science extra-curricular activities, we recommend applying to major in Computer Science in the College of Letters & Science instead of in the College of Engineering. There is a lower GPA bar for admission: 4.2 for Letters & Science versus 4.4+ for EE/CS in the College of Engineering.
    ...
    At UC Berkeley, internal transfer from Engineering to Letters & Science is not difficult. However, internal transfer from Letters & Science to Engineering is difficult and is dependent on performance in prerequisite courses for engineering and space availability.
     
    P.S. Cal has many other strong programs. I'd be interested in hearing more from anyone who knows details of how the non-engineering programs handle this issue.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the “same” courses but there are different “sections” of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course. Once during parents weekend I accidentally wandered into an economics course (I figured that I might actually understand something) and I was sort of shocked to find out that the prof (actually a Chinese grad student but his Engrish was better than the (Taiwanese) Chinese grad students who taught even in my day) was clearly going kind of light on the math. Is this really MIT I thought? Then my daughter explained to me what was going on – I had wandered into one of those “special” classes. Then I visited one of my daughter’s engineering classes and within 5 minutes the math was way over my head so I was happy.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jack D

    Congratulations to your daughter. MIT I’m very impressed.

    , @Kibernetika
    @Jack D

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the “same” courses but there are different “sections” of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course.

    All USA unis do this. The cheating was more overt a decade ago, but some outsiders and regulators noticed so unis have had to further obfuscate what's going on, and the wokeist's cultural revolution has helped.

    Used to be that student athlete "advocates" and advisors would visit profs and TAs and plead for the underperforming ballers in person, but now it's more subtle. Everyone knows the outcome.

    , @Anon
    @Jack D


    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the “same” courses but there are different “sections” of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course.
     
    I think this explains those studies where "identical" CVs are sent to employers, with only the names differing, and the black-sounding names get fewer call-backs than the white, Jewish, and Asian names. Employers from experience figure out that there is a difference, and they re-sort, in effect, the job applications from black names a half a standard deviation, or whatever their experience has been, lower in the stack, so to speak.
  100. @Altai
    Here is the WokeCapital thread condensing all the corporate trans day of visibility madness on offer.

    https://twitter.com/WokeCapital/status/1377323974359539721

    Replies: @Altai, @Anonymous, @jon

    The guy behind the Woke Capital account has rapidly gone from bemused snark to full-on “War Now!” rage. I approve. But he’ll probably be cancelled soon.

  101. @ben tillman
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    A lot of blacks refuse to wear condoms.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    They claim “that it just ain’t natural…”

    (Sorry, Rod, wrong contraceptive.)

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  102. @Redneck farmer
    Lesbian Visibility Day is every day on many porn sites.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Wade Hampton

    Those aren’t real lesbians. I remember telling a leftie girlfriend that one of the main benefits of being an actual lesbian is that you don’t have to shave your legs. She was dumbstruck.

  103. Wow, not a single LGBTQ holiday during August! Someone invent one quick!

    It’s a good bet that’s because all the gender studies professors and students are busy with the new semester in August. October, on the other hand, is a veritable traffic jam of LGBTQ holidays. It’s the last month before end-of-semester stuff and the holidays start dominating academic minds, after all.

  104. anon[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @BB753
    @anon

    The other day I found out that Methodists have been marrying gays and lesbians for over ten years! Lutherans have lesbian priestesses, so do the Anglicans/ Episcopalians. I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.
    Roman Catholics aren't there yet, nor are the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. In my lifetime, I can't see the Moscow Patriarchate accepting "gay marriage" unless Russia is invaded by globo-homo forces like the Ukraine.

    Replies: @anon, @The Last Real Calvinist

    The other day I found out that Methodists have been marrying gays and lesbians for over ten years!

    Some have, some have not. There are multiple organizations that are called “Methodist”. The biggest one, UMC, is in the process of splitting over this issue. Again, the Africans won’t stand for it, and they are a large part of the overall polity. After the split there will be a rich church in the US that’s part of GlobalHomo and a poorer church world wide with many members in the US.

    Lutherans have lesbian priestesses,

    Some. There are at least 3 different organizations called “Lutheran” that I know of, the ELCA has been very weak for decades.

    so do the Anglicans/ Episcopalians.

    The Anglican / Episcopalian churches are run from the top down, based on the Roman organization although without a Pope (Archbishop of Canterbury instead)…so once the leaders are co-opted it’s over. But in the US there are some splinter Anglican churches and I do not understand their relationship to the overall org. It’s odd, but I know of a few US Anglican churches that have placed themselves under the authority of a bishop in Africa. Imagine if some church in your parish / bishopric got so fed up that they decided the Roman bishop of Lagos was in charge…and somehow they made it legit.

    I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.

    There are at least 4 organizations that call themselves “Presbyterian”, and 3 or 4 that are descended from Dutch reform. One of the Presby churches is very far gone, others not so much.

    Roman Catholics aren’t there yet, nor are the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. In my lifetime, I can’t see the Moscow Patriarchate accepting “gay marriage” unless Russia is invaded by globo-homo forces like the Ukraine.

    Have you read Podles book, “The Church Impotent”? It’s 20 years old but still relevant.

    • Thanks: BB753
    • Replies: @BB753
    @anon

    "Have you read Podles book, “The Church Impotent”? It’s 20 years old but still relevant."
    No, I have not. But he's right on the money. Western Christianity is quite effeminate. In contrast, Eastern Orthodoxy is a very manly Church. Check out their clergy.
    https://youtu.be/--344GqE_Is

  105. @GeneralRipper
    @Altai

    Joe Biden is gonna hide his own Easter eggs this Sunday morning.

    Replies: @anon, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Joe Biden is gonna hide his own Easter eggs this Sunday morning.

    Seems legit.

    Who’s gonna help him find them?

  106. @J.Ross
    @El Dato

    When was the last time I bought Ben and Jerry's? Ten years? Twelve years? Fat guy talking.

    Replies: @Anon

    When was the last time I bought Ben and Jerry’s? Ten years? Twelve years? Fat guy talking.

    Ben and Jerry’s recently came out in favor of “reparations,” if memory serves.

  107. When is Give Your Prolapsed Anus a Rest Day?

  108. @Kent Nationalist
    What's going on with 'Aromantics' and 'Asexuals'?

    Replies: @jon, @The Last Real Calvinist

    What’s going on with ‘Aromantics’ and ‘Asexuals’?

    Nothing?

    • LOL: New Dealer
  109. Asexuality Awareness Week varies from year to year and occurs between October 20 and 26. The international campaign seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences.

    I’m guessing these folks aren’t exactly the life of the party at the annual Mustache Parade.

  110. @Luzzatto
    @Nodwink

    Naw man there is nothing alpha at all about a Gay rapper who is Satan's pol dance bottom bitch in a music video.

    This is alpha!
    https://youtu.be/fJuapp9SORA

    Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose

    You mean Eazy-E? He died from AIDS.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    He fathered 11 children with 8 women.

    You anywhere close to that?

    Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose

  111. @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see "NO BLACK MEN" or "Sorry, no AAM". Everybody but the bottom feeders does it, including black escorts.

    When are they going to go after the sex workers for their racism?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dieter Kief, @Jim Don Bob

    In the US, escorts (aka prostitutes with an online presence) are the last bastion of overt racial discrimination. In their listings you regularly see “NO BLACK MEN” or “Sorry, no AAM”.

    You see something like that on online dating sites: “I’m not a bigot, but I don’t date outside my race.”

    Or so I have been told.

    Steve, if you ever get really hard up for material, sign up at match.com as a nubile young female and publish some of the replies (and pictures) you get.

  112. @Jack D
    @res

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the "same" courses but there are different "sections" of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course. Once during parents weekend I accidentally wandered into an economics course (I figured that I might actually understand something) and I was sort of shocked to find out that the prof (actually a Chinese grad student but his Engrish was better than the (Taiwanese) Chinese grad students who taught even in my day) was clearly going kind of light on the math. Is this really MIT I thought? Then my daughter explained to me what was going on - I had wandered into one of those "special" classes. Then I visited one of my daughter's engineering classes and within 5 minutes the math was way over my head so I was happy.

    Replies: @Alden, @Kibernetika, @Anon

    Congratulations to your daughter. MIT I’m very impressed.

  113. @New Dealer
    I accept that a very small number of people suffer gender dysphoria and feel better if they can enact the gender role opposite to the sex of their birth. I’m nice to Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons at the door but I end the interaction within 10 seconds. That’s what I socially owe transgenders, I reckon.

    Estimates vary but one is that this affects 6/10 of 1 percent of the population (before becoming an adolescent fad). Yet the whole woke nation is obsessed with their grievances and demands. We must publicly participate in their performances, and personally track hundreds of particular gender fantasies and pronoun improvisations. It’s like being forced to read The Watchtower out loud and praise its genius. Witch hunts abound. People are fired. Careers are ruined. The Fortune 500 flies their flag.

    Who else is suffering and what attention do they get?

    Lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia is 0.3 to 0.7% of the population. It’s devastating to self and family. I hope they are well cared for. There is no social demand that we collaborate with their delusions. JP Morgan sheds no tears for them. R.D. Laing’s ideas are as dead as he is.

    Lifetime prevalence of anorexia is 1.2%. The civil rights establishment so far does not require that we agree with a dying anorexic that she is too fat. Starbucks does not provide bulimic bathrooms.

    One-year prevalence of homelessness is 1.5%. That’s a tough life. The woke want them to camp anywhere they please, but none invites them into their homes. Although the homeless creatively bend inherited norms of conduct, they have no Judith Butler and do not adorn New York salons.

    Lifetime prevalence of autism is 1.8%. I wish them well and would never belittle them. They are not demanding that the rules of social interaction established over a thousand years for the 98% be junked and all of society redesigned for their benefit.

    Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder is 2.4%. It is defined as “excessive preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw in appearance that others cannot see or would judge as slight in appearance….The preoccupation must be markedly excessive if a slight defect is detectable by others. To be diagnosed with BDD, the individual’s preoccupation with the appearance flaw must be distressing, or cause functional impairment.” The study of one population reported that, “suicidal ideation was reported by a mean of 57.8% of the subjects per year, and a mean of 2.6% attempted suicide per year. Two subjects (0.3% per year) completed suicide.” Those with BDD are not organized to demand that society pretend to go along with their delusions. No one gets fired for saying, “You look fine. Your nose is just right,” or, “I think you shouldn’t cut off your left hand.” No one claims that BDDs’ suicidal tendencies would remit if society endorsed their delusions. They don’t get free facelifts or amputations.

    One-year prevalence of opioid abuse is 3%. A hellish existence. Is there an opioid community on reddit demanding that family, friends, strangers, finance their addictions? No. Nor are they portrayed in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

    Lifetime prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury is 5%. Slicing yourself with a razor is not celebrated as a brave personal achievement in Gillette’s latest advertising.

    One-year prevalence of alcohol use disorder is 6%. No one demands that we hand out alcohol for free nor that we patiently listen to incoherent alcoholic rants. There is not a well-funded effort to legalize drunk driving, accusing opponents of ignorance and bigotry. .

    Finally, the rate of children in foster care is 6 per 1000, the same rate as transgender prevalence. The rate of child maltreatment is 9 per 1000. Not much public concern for abandoned or maltreated children compared to glamorous transgenders. If we were to measure real interpersonal power disparities, no one would be more oppressed than children. They should dominate any intersectional stack, but they are entirely absent from that schema. They most need allies: family, religion, community, state. There is complete silence about their welfare among the woke. Children do not inherit a bureaucratic definition from the EEOC. There is no children’s history month. BLM deplores the family, and would turn children over to NGOs and global corporations.

    Traditional society has its strengths and weaknesses. Its main strength is that many of its more burdensome norms and practices oblige adults to protect and promote the welfare of children. Noticing that wokeness has abolished care for dependent children as the central concern of social arrangements starkly reveals its shabby narcissism, moral ineptitude, and intellectual squalor.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @PhysicistDave

    Superb post; thanks very much.

  114. @BB753
    @anon

    The other day I found out that Methodists have been marrying gays and lesbians for over ten years! Lutherans have lesbian priestesses, so do the Anglicans/ Episcopalians. I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.
    Roman Catholics aren't there yet, nor are the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. In my lifetime, I can't see the Moscow Patriarchate accepting "gay marriage" unless Russia is invaded by globo-homo forces like the Ukraine.

    Replies: @anon, @The Last Real Calvinist

    I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.

    We are, but you have to take care in figuring out which ‘Calvinistic’ branch you’re dealing with.

    For example, the ‘Presbyterian Church USA’ has decayed into just another mainline Protestant decadence factory.

    The ‘Presbyterian Church in America’ is more conservative; this is Tim Keller’s denominational affiliation.

    If you want good solid Calvinstic seriousness, go for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

    • Thanks: BB753
    • Replies: @Carbon blob
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Tim Keller is the one who led the PCA’s mission to become more nationally relevant by strategically planting itself in elite cities.

    In retrospect, it’s pretty predictable that it would have led to the PCA attempting to fight off a woke infestation today.

    Replies: @Carbon blob

  115. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Luzzatto

    You mean Eazy-E? He died from AIDS.

    Replies: @njguy73

    He fathered 11 children with 8 women.

    You anywhere close to that?

    • Agree: Luzzatto
    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @njguy73

    That's quite an accomplishment. Maybe the real alpha is the guy who impregnated Eazy-E with the HIV.

    Replies: @Luzzatto

  116. @Wilkey
    @Altai

    The ACLU has actually questioned the support the police union is providing to Derek Chauvin’s defense. Apparently the union is providing about a million dollars and a dozen lawyers to help Chauvin, and some at he ACLU aren’t happy about it. Nevermind that Chauvin has been a dues-paying union member for 19 years, and that the really unusual aspect of this case is all the extra lawyers and money that the prosecution is throwing at it.

    Replies: @Alden

    Chauvin is 5’9 140 pds St Floyd is 230 pds and his Houston booking sheets state 6’6. 5’9 140 is slender enough for a woman to be a model. Fashion model, the thin ones.

    8 inches and 90 pounds bigger. In the good old days, 5’9 155 was the minimum size for men police and 5’7 minimum for women. All these teeny tiny little police need extensive use of force training that the good old days big men officers didn’t need. Size matters both in verbal and physical control and intimidation.

    Of course demographics make it worse. Most criminals are black, the tallest and heaviest race. Affirmative action for Asians Hispanics and women pits little people against big blacks.

    White men are discriminated against. Black applicants can’t read well enough to read the questions on the written exams let alone know the correct answers.

    So are police are little people up against the biggest. Most of the uniforms in Los Angeles seem to be 5’2 Hispanic and asian women and 5’7 Hispanic men. It’s hard not to laugh seeing 3 5’7 and 1 5’3 officers speaking with a 6’4 250 pound black man

    Floyd’s girl friend who was with him in the car is White. All dressed up in her black suit and white blouse court outfit. Wonder how she usually dresses. Ross and Floyd met in a Salvation Army Homeless Shelter. She was visiting a resident, father of her bastard spawn. Floyd was the security guard. Must have been love or something at first sight.

    Why isn’t the Secret Service investigating the counterfeit bills? Maybe that’s why counterfeiter’s use blacks to pass them. It would be racist to investigate a black passing counterfeit bills.

  117. It may seem odd to modern folk, but I feel empowered when I recognize and acknowledge that I’m a man who’s spent his life lusting after women. It began with that obsession with skinny Mary C. in the fourth grade. Class notes to her were ignored. Something about her attracted me and most guys in that grade.

    My toxic masculinity manifested itself in the eighth grade, and went into overdrive when I noticed that a certain Jill E.’s bottom was very well formed. Was walking behind her down the hall after lunch, and she was wearing new, still-blue, unfaded Levi’s… There was something about her movements; those hips swayed wonderfully. And when she unexpectedly spoke with me in art class, and complimented my paintings, my heart and other organs went wild. Ah, junior high (USA style).

    Consider this my confession.

    And then to be presented with this:

    4 pro tips for how to be the best trans ally possible
    It’s really not that hard.

    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/03/4-pro-tips-best-trans-ally-possible/

  118. @Jack D
    @res

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the "same" courses but there are different "sections" of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course. Once during parents weekend I accidentally wandered into an economics course (I figured that I might actually understand something) and I was sort of shocked to find out that the prof (actually a Chinese grad student but his Engrish was better than the (Taiwanese) Chinese grad students who taught even in my day) was clearly going kind of light on the math. Is this really MIT I thought? Then my daughter explained to me what was going on - I had wandered into one of those "special" classes. Then I visited one of my daughter's engineering classes and within 5 minutes the math was way over my head so I was happy.

    Replies: @Alden, @Kibernetika, @Anon

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the “same” courses but there are different “sections” of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course.

    All USA unis do this. The cheating was more overt a decade ago, but some outsiders and regulators noticed so unis have had to further obfuscate what’s going on, and the wokeist’s cultural revolution has helped.

    Used to be that student athlete “advocates” and advisors would visit profs and TAs and plead for the underperforming ballers in person, but now it’s more subtle. Everyone knows the outcome.

  119. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is just about the last remaining institution of Heinlein's California. When Kip in 1959's "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" tells people that after Labor Day, he'll probably go down to State Tech and sign up for a few classes, I can imagine Heinlein thinking of CS SLO.

    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco. But Cal Poly SLO is better off below the radar.

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @MattinLA, @Servant of Gla'aki

    CalPoly is also where Weird Al started his career while studying architecture.

    • Thanks: PhysicistDave
  120. Birth of the alt-Right: Forget Evola, Heidegger, Moldbug etc. In the 80s, we were promised David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. What we got was Milo and Rachel Levine. We want our money back.

  121. @Luzzatto
    Why isn't Tim Curry Day a national holiday in The LGBTQ community? After all he is the main star of one of the Gayest films of all time The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Stan Adams, @Mr. Anon, @James J O'Meara

    That’s what we were promised. What we got was Rachel Levine. We’re still pissed.

  122. @GeneralRipper
    @Altai

    Joe Biden is gonna hide his own Easter eggs this Sunday morning.

    Replies: @anon, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Hell, every morning when he showers, Biden wonders if those are his ba**s or did the Easter bunny come early.

    • LOL: GeneralRipper
  123. @BB753
    Not only are they creating their own Church of Deviancy, LGTBI shocktroopers and brownshirts are infiltrating genuine Churches. In the Protestant realm, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Anglicans, and Evangelicals are embracing LGTBI "rights", marrying same-sex couples, have openly gay and lesbian clergy, etc.

    On the Roman Catholic front, the Jesuit priest James Martin openly advocates "gay marriage". And no, he's not being denounced, excommunicated and defrocked by his superiors.
    https://youtu.be/rf6QDDszhDc

    Even the otherwise ultraconservative Eastern Orthodox Church has open homosexuals pushing the LGTBI narrative, like the infamous defrocked priest Giacomo Sanfilippo. His MA thesis says it all, “A Bed Undefiled: Foundations for an Orthodox Theology and Spirituality of Same-Sex Love”.
    https://orthodoxyindialogue.com/about/

    Of course, these activists are being funded by NGOs and big Foundations, like the Rockefeller Institute.

    Replies: @BB753, @anon, @PhysicistDave

    BB753 wrote:

    On the Roman Catholic front, the Jesuit priest James Martin openly advocates “gay marriage”. And no, he’s not being denounced, excommunicated and defrocked by his superiors.

    Some years ago, an Irish historian who is a friend of my wife happened to have a chance to visit with a bunch of Jesuit professors at Georgetown University.

    My wife’s friend said that they saw eye-t0-eye on religion. She is an atheist.

    She thought this was quite funny. I suppose serious Catholics might see it differently.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @PhysicistDave

    Well, Jesuits started out as the intelligence service and black ops branch of the Papal State. They also taught the future Catholic elites in their schools and universities.
    But Jesuits were never famous for their piety or faith. After Council Vatican II in 1965, dubbed the New Age or Age of Aquarius Council, anything goes in the Catholic Church. Now Jesuits don't have to pretend they believe in God anymore, I suppose, or that they're straight or even celibate.

  124. @New Dealer
    I accept that a very small number of people suffer gender dysphoria and feel better if they can enact the gender role opposite to the sex of their birth. I’m nice to Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons at the door but I end the interaction within 10 seconds. That’s what I socially owe transgenders, I reckon.

    Estimates vary but one is that this affects 6/10 of 1 percent of the population (before becoming an adolescent fad). Yet the whole woke nation is obsessed with their grievances and demands. We must publicly participate in their performances, and personally track hundreds of particular gender fantasies and pronoun improvisations. It’s like being forced to read The Watchtower out loud and praise its genius. Witch hunts abound. People are fired. Careers are ruined. The Fortune 500 flies their flag.

    Who else is suffering and what attention do they get?

    Lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia is 0.3 to 0.7% of the population. It’s devastating to self and family. I hope they are well cared for. There is no social demand that we collaborate with their delusions. JP Morgan sheds no tears for them. R.D. Laing’s ideas are as dead as he is.

    Lifetime prevalence of anorexia is 1.2%. The civil rights establishment so far does not require that we agree with a dying anorexic that she is too fat. Starbucks does not provide bulimic bathrooms.

    One-year prevalence of homelessness is 1.5%. That’s a tough life. The woke want them to camp anywhere they please, but none invites them into their homes. Although the homeless creatively bend inherited norms of conduct, they have no Judith Butler and do not adorn New York salons.

    Lifetime prevalence of autism is 1.8%. I wish them well and would never belittle them. They are not demanding that the rules of social interaction established over a thousand years for the 98% be junked and all of society redesigned for their benefit.

    Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder is 2.4%. It is defined as “excessive preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw in appearance that others cannot see or would judge as slight in appearance….The preoccupation must be markedly excessive if a slight defect is detectable by others. To be diagnosed with BDD, the individual’s preoccupation with the appearance flaw must be distressing, or cause functional impairment.” The study of one population reported that, “suicidal ideation was reported by a mean of 57.8% of the subjects per year, and a mean of 2.6% attempted suicide per year. Two subjects (0.3% per year) completed suicide.” Those with BDD are not organized to demand that society pretend to go along with their delusions. No one gets fired for saying, “You look fine. Your nose is just right,” or, “I think you shouldn’t cut off your left hand.” No one claims that BDDs’ suicidal tendencies would remit if society endorsed their delusions. They don’t get free facelifts or amputations.

    One-year prevalence of opioid abuse is 3%. A hellish existence. Is there an opioid community on reddit demanding that family, friends, strangers, finance their addictions? No. Nor are they portrayed in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

    Lifetime prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury is 5%. Slicing yourself with a razor is not celebrated as a brave personal achievement in Gillette’s latest advertising.

    One-year prevalence of alcohol use disorder is 6%. No one demands that we hand out alcohol for free nor that we patiently listen to incoherent alcoholic rants. There is not a well-funded effort to legalize drunk driving, accusing opponents of ignorance and bigotry. .

    Finally, the rate of children in foster care is 6 per 1000, the same rate as transgender prevalence. The rate of child maltreatment is 9 per 1000. Not much public concern for abandoned or maltreated children compared to glamorous transgenders. If we were to measure real interpersonal power disparities, no one would be more oppressed than children. They should dominate any intersectional stack, but they are entirely absent from that schema. They most need allies: family, religion, community, state. There is complete silence about their welfare among the woke. Children do not inherit a bureaucratic definition from the EEOC. There is no children’s history month. BLM deplores the family, and would turn children over to NGOs and global corporations.

    Traditional society has its strengths and weaknesses. Its main strength is that many of its more burdensome norms and practices oblige adults to protect and promote the welfare of children. Noticing that wokeness has abolished care for dependent children as the central concern of social arrangements starkly reveals its shabby narcissism, moral ineptitude, and intellectual squalor.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @PhysicistDave

    New Dealer wrote:

    I accept that a very small number of people suffer gender dysphoria and feel better if they can enact the gender role opposite to the sex of their birth.

    But if gender is “socially constructed,” how can they “really” feel they are the other gender? I mean, then, nobody is “really” any gender.

    This honestly confuses me.

    Of course, my error is obviously that I expect linear, binary, Western logic to apply. I mean, if race is socially constructed, how can we criticize Rachel Dolezal for constructing herself as Black?

    As Lenin said, it all boils down to «кто кого».

    • Replies: @New Dealer
    @PhysicistDave

    The contradiction you point out between holding that sexual dimorphism is merely a social construct (Butler's radicalism - even biological sex is socially constructed) and the insistence on public recognition for enacting the gender opposite to one's biological sex does exist in LGBT discourse.

    What hypothesis would resolve that contradiction?

    Gender dysphoria is biologically driven. There are rare innate or developmental irregularities such that biologically driven sense of self and biological sex are uncoupled. In reading a few nonfaddish accounts of gender dysphoria it does sound like an involuntary plight. I can feel an appropriate measure of sympathy for their suffering but remain alert to the much weightier suffering of more politically quiet and less privileged people - such as the millions of children globally who die from poor sanitation. Feel a measure of sympathy but not want to turn it into a central national project accompanied by legal and social coercion.

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

  125. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is just about the last remaining institution of Heinlein's California. When Kip in 1959's "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" tells people that after Labor Day, he'll probably go down to State Tech and sign up for a few classes, I can imagine Heinlein thinking of CS SLO.

    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco. But Cal Poly SLO is better off below the radar.

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @MattinLA, @Servant of Gla'aki

    Its been under attack for several years for not being “diverse,” ie the last Cal university to have a white majority ( barely)

  126. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @BB753


    I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.

     

    We are, but you have to take care in figuring out which 'Calvinistic' branch you're dealing with.

    For example, the 'Presbyterian Church USA' has decayed into just another mainline Protestant decadence factory.

    The 'Presbyterian Church in America' is more conservative; this is Tim Keller's denominational affiliation.

    If you want good solid Calvinstic seriousness, go for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

    Replies: @Carbon blob

    Tim Keller is the one who led the PCA’s mission to become more nationally relevant by strategically planting itself in elite cities.

    In retrospect, it’s pretty predictable that it would have led to the PCA attempting to fight off a woke infestation today.

    • Replies: @Carbon blob
    @Carbon blob

    For further reading:

    https://ewerickson.substack.com/p/warnings-in-the-pca

  127. @Carbon blob
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Tim Keller is the one who led the PCA’s mission to become more nationally relevant by strategically planting itself in elite cities.

    In retrospect, it’s pretty predictable that it would have led to the PCA attempting to fight off a woke infestation today.

    Replies: @Carbon blob

  128. @Anon
    If conservatives and nationalists were wise, they would do nothing to impede the Trans movement.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Regret, @S. Anonyia, @duncsbaby

    If conservatives and nationalists were wise, they would do nothing to impede the Trans movement.

    The Kristi Noem for President Advisory Committee has spoken.

  129. Dumbo says: • Website

    They sure love acronyms… May I suggest also a new one:

    Sexually Aroused Transgender American Numbskulls (SATAN)

    As an aside, why do so many YouTubers (and especially YouTubers for kids!) look very weird and androgynous? (men with painted fingernails, feminine tone of voices, gayish gestures etc; while many of the women seem masculine)?

    Is it on purpose, or is it just a Zoomer thing?

  130. @Altai
    @Anonymous

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I've ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_D._Romero


    Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. Romero spent the initial years of his childhood growing up in a public housing project in the Bronx. He was the oldest of his siblings. His father worked as a houseman at a large Manhattan hotel and was repeatedly turned down for a more financially lucrative job as a banquet waiter, being told that it was because he did not speak English well enough. Demetrio Romero later decided to seek assistance from the attorney of the labor union he belonged to, hoping to file a grievance against his employer. He won the case, which allowed for him to seek out better paying work and later allowed for the family to improve their standard of living. The family subsequently moved to suburban New Jersey, where Anthony graduated high school.

    Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987, having written a senior thesis titled "Colombian Migration and Political Participation in the United States"
     

    The previous ACLU director, Ira Glasser among others have criticised him for being a partisan hack who has abandoned the ACLU's identity as being politically neutral and seeking to protect first amendment rights. For instance like the Sierra Club and it's taking money from certain donors in return for not bringing up immigration as a big obstacle for it's mission, the ACLU has now embraced language which tends to suggest it won't stand up for anyone criticising Israel. Important since the currently only plans to simply abolish first amendment rights are on college campuses and certain Republican states to ban BDS and other speech critical of Israel.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-disintegration-of-the-aclu-james-kirchick

    Asked why his organization was willing to further violate its tradition of political neutrality, Faiz Shakir, a Democratic Party operative then serving as the ACLU’s national political director, was brutally honest. “People have funded us and I think they expect a return,”

    ...

    But it is the group’s attitude toward the First Amendment, the ACLU’s bread and butter, that has been most concerning. In 2004, The New York Times revealed that Romero had consented to sign a grant agreement from his former employers at the Ford Foundation, included at the behest of pro-Israel activists, stipulating that any recipient of the foundation’s largesse “agree that your organization will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state,” a vaguely worded contravention of free speech principles. Not only did Romero initially refrain from informing the board about the controversial agreement, but he also neglected to mention that he had helped draft it, allegedly recommending the Patriot Act as a model.

    ...

    For instance, whereas Glasser avoided wooing the wealthy, under Romero the group enthusiastically caters to the whims of ultrarich partisan donors whose support for its traditional mission is tenuous.


     

    Glasser himself is from the NYC Jewish ghetto of the mid 20th century, as described partly by himself in the piece:

    Glasser and his friends rarely encountered anybody who wasn’t Jewish, much less Black, within the 12-block neighborhood of East Flatbush that comprised the world of their childhood (New York City, he says in the film, was less the fabled “melting pot” of popular American sentiment than “a collection of insular segregated tribes”).
     
    But I think Glasser misses the trick, as the article makes clear, his principals weren't without context as the piece in Tablet makes clear for it's readers.

    No American minority had reaped more from its faith in the country’s professed commitment to pluralism and tolerance than the Jews, a gift they repaid many times over by supporting the institutions—the universities, the Democratic Party, the ACLU—which upheld them. In the same way Lenny Bruce classified Ray Charles and fruit salad as Jewish (while claiming that “Evaporated milk is goyish even if the Jews invented it”), so the ACLU was seen as scrappy, authentic, and emblematic of an underdog quality. As Bruce might have put it: the ACLU, Jewish; the McCarthyite American Jewish League Against Communism, goyish.

    ...

    Not that they ever pulled punches. Debating the constitutionality of flag burning on Firing Line, Buckley told Glasser something to the effect that the “average American” has a visceral reaction to the desecration of the Stars and Stripes

     

    As Lenin might say: "Freedom of speech for what? For whom?" That's exactly what the elites are asking right now. The likes of Glasser won the social and cultural battles of the late 20th century and now they don't need freedom of speech, their enemies do. Would Glasser have shown much interest in defending that Neo-Nazi rally if Neo-Nazi rallies were common or threatened to become a big movement? I would hope not. Even 15 years ago it was still a point of pride for the ACLU, because everyone understood those guys were cranks now:

    Were the ACLU today confronted with a lawsuit similar to National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, Glasser doubts the group would take it. (Tellingly, in an essay collection celebrating its most important cases published on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary last year, the ACLU neglected to include that seminal litigation).
     
    The whole piece is quite long and interesting. Glasser seems to really be a classic Bernie Sanders style social-democrat who sees the class war brewing behind all this. But maybe can't accept that this was the only way what he started was going to end up. Maybe Glasser didn't see the ACLU as a specific social and cultural force multiplier but as solely an upholder of the first amendment for it's own sake for the reason that anyone can be wrong regardless of intention but it's telling that the people running it today see it the same way William F. Buckley saw it and Ira Glass, they just support that vision. They once fought for the right to be socially transgressive now that what is socially transgressive has changed they fight against the transgressors. The kinds of people running the ACLU show haven't actually changed much, just the context of their relationship to society has.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Wilkey, @Wilkey, @duncsbaby

    The current ACLU director is the whitest Puerto Rican I’ve ever seen and whose identity is tied up with being an immigrant.

    Dude definitely has gay face.

  131. @PhysicistDave
    @BB753

    BB753 wrote:


    On the Roman Catholic front, the Jesuit priest James Martin openly advocates “gay marriage”. And no, he’s not being denounced, excommunicated and defrocked by his superiors.
     
    Some years ago, an Irish historian who is a friend of my wife happened to have a chance to visit with a bunch of Jesuit professors at Georgetown University.

    My wife's friend said that they saw eye-t0-eye on religion. She is an atheist.

    She thought this was quite funny. I suppose serious Catholics might see it differently.

    Replies: @BB753

    Well, Jesuits started out as the intelligence service and black ops branch of the Papal State. They also taught the future Catholic elites in their schools and universities.
    But Jesuits were never famous for their piety or faith. After Council Vatican II in 1965, dubbed the New Age or Age of Aquarius Council, anything goes in the Catholic Church. Now Jesuits don’t have to pretend they believe in God anymore, I suppose, or that they’re straight or even celibate.

  132. @anon
    @BB753

    The other day I found out that Methodists have been marrying gays and lesbians for over ten years!

    Some have, some have not. There are multiple organizations that are called "Methodist". The biggest one, UMC, is in the process of splitting over this issue. Again, the Africans won't stand for it, and they are a large part of the overall polity. After the split there will be a rich church in the US that's part of GlobalHomo and a poorer church world wide with many members in the US.

    Lutherans have lesbian priestesses,

    Some. There are at least 3 different organizations called "Lutheran" that I know of, the ELCA has been very weak for decades.

    so do the Anglicans/ Episcopalians.

    The Anglican / Episcopalian churches are run from the top down, based on the Roman organization although without a Pope (Archbishop of Canterbury instead)...so once the leaders are co-opted it's over. But in the US there are some splinter Anglican churches and I do not understand their relationship to the overall org. It's odd, but I know of a few US Anglican churches that have placed themselves under the authority of a bishop in Africa. Imagine if some church in your parish / bishopric got so fed up that they decided the Roman bishop of Lagos was in charge...and somehow they made it legit.

    I suppose hard-core Calvinists are more conservative.

    There are at least 4 organizations that call themselves "Presbyterian", and 3 or 4 that are descended from Dutch reform. One of the Presby churches is very far gone, others not so much.

    Roman Catholics aren’t there yet, nor are the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. In my lifetime, I can’t see the Moscow Patriarchate accepting “gay marriage” unless Russia is invaded by globo-homo forces like the Ukraine.

    Have you read Podles book, "The Church Impotent"? It's 20 years old but still relevant.

    Replies: @BB753

    “Have you read Podles book, “The Church Impotent”? It’s 20 years old but still relevant.”
    No, I have not. But he’s right on the money. Western Christianity is quite effeminate. In contrast, Eastern Orthodoxy is a very manly Church. Check out their clergy.

  133. @PhysicistDave
    @New Dealer

    New Dealer wrote:


    I accept that a very small number of people suffer gender dysphoria and feel better if they can enact the gender role opposite to the sex of their birth.
     
    But if gender is "socially constructed," how can they "really" feel they are the other gender? I mean, then, nobody is "really" any gender.

    This honestly confuses me.

    Of course, my error is obviously that I expect linear, binary, Western logic to apply. I mean, if race is socially constructed, how can we criticize Rachel Dolezal for constructing herself as Black?

    As Lenin said, it all boils down to «кто кого».

    Replies: @New Dealer

    The contradiction you point out between holding that sexual dimorphism is merely a social construct (Butler’s radicalism – even biological sex is socially constructed) and the insistence on public recognition for enacting the gender opposite to one’s biological sex does exist in LGBT discourse.

    What hypothesis would resolve that contradiction?

    Gender dysphoria is biologically driven. There are rare innate or developmental irregularities such that biologically driven sense of self and biological sex are uncoupled. In reading a few nonfaddish accounts of gender dysphoria it does sound like an involuntary plight. I can feel an appropriate measure of sympathy for their suffering but remain alert to the much weightier suffering of more politically quiet and less privileged people – such as the millions of children globally who die from poor sanitation. Feel a measure of sympathy but not want to turn it into a central national project accompanied by legal and social coercion.

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
    @New Dealer

    New Dealer wrote to me:


    Gender dysphoria is biologically driven. There are rare innate or developmental irregularities such that biologically driven sense of self and biological sex are uncoupled. In reading a few nonfaddish accounts of gender dysphoria it does sound like an involuntary plight.
     
    Well, I suspect that an awful lot of male-to-female trans folks are cases of autogynephilia.

    And I suspect many female-to-males think they will get a fairer shake at traditionally "male" activities. Which is rather sad: "transitioning" should not be necessary to be treated fairly.

    Anyway, laissez nous faire. I'm happy to just let them be.

    But our culture today is actively encouraging naive young people to physically mutilate themselves in an irreversible manner. That is very, very scary.
  134. Another attack on the Capitol reported today. No mention of the race of the offenders, so they must be black, but initial reports said it was a man and a woman, so I guess that gets transgenders of the hook.

    Thank heavens for small mercies.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @Jonathan Mason

    NBC reports: Noah Green, age 25, a former college football player and Nation of Islam adherent, was named as the knife-wielding, now-deceased suspect who rammed a car into a U.S. Capitol barricade, exiting with a knife and killing one Capitol police officer while injuring another.

    Not YT, so no terrorism or insurgency!!

  135. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is just about the last remaining institution of Heinlein's California. When Kip in 1959's "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" tells people that after Labor Day, he'll probably go down to State Tech and sign up for a few classes, I can imagine Heinlein thinking of CS SLO.

    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco. But Cal Poly SLO is better off below the radar.

    Replies: @Eric Novak, @MattinLA, @Servant of Gla'aki

    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco.

    I briefly lived in Merced, right around the time that project was announced. It never seemed like it went well, but it wasn’t clear why not. Do you (or anyone else here?) know why the UC Merced project was a fiasco?

    Was it simply due to people not wishing to reside in Merced?

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/us/university-california-merced-latino-students.html


    Merced lacks the same national reputation for academic excellence as other campuses in the University of California system. It has the highest acceptance rate by far (70 percent compared with 16 percent at U.C.L.A.), and some students across the state do not see it as in the same league as the other campuses. Graduation rates have consistently been lower than at any other campus in the system: 45 percent of freshmen who entered in 2009 had earned a degree four years later....

    The college does not attract the state’s top-scoring applicants when it comes to test scores and grade-point averages. Eligible students from California who are rejected from other University of California campuses are often funneled to Merced, which offers them a spot even if they have not applied. But more than 90 percent of those students rejected the offer....

    The campus evokes a kind of isolation that is compounded by the long stretch of highway that needs to be traversed to find it. For students coming from cities like Los Angeles and Oakland, it can either feel like relief or a painful shock....

    Ms. Acosta has struggled to juggle her family life back home with her new life on campus. Last fall, after her older sister was sentenced to several months in jail, her mother was often lonely and depressed, so Ms. Acosta felt obligated to visit. But Ms. Acosta struggled to stay on top of her school work, and ended up nearly failing a course in math and had to repeat a writing class.

     

  136. @Luzzatto
    If all of the famous dead Communists from the 20th Century were alive today would they team up with Woke Capitalism because of the enemy of my enemy is my friend or would they still have the mentality of eat the rich fuck Walmart fuck Disney burn all those motherfuckers to the ground a burger flipper and The Walton Family should both earn the same salary?

    Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki

    If all of the famous dead Communists from the 20th Century were alive today would they team up with Woke Capitalism because of the enemy of my enemy is my friend…

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Wall Street bankrolled the Bolsheviks.

  137. @Jonathan Mason
    Another attack on the Capitol reported today. No mention of the race of the offenders, so they must be black, but initial reports said it was a man and a woman, so I guess that gets transgenders of the hook.

    Thank heavens for small mercies.

    Replies: @CCZ

    NBC reports: Noah Green, age 25, a former college football player and Nation of Islam adherent, was named as the knife-wielding, now-deceased suspect who rammed a car into a U.S. Capitol barricade, exiting with a knife and killing one Capitol police officer while injuring another.

    Not YT, so no terrorism or insurgency!!

  138. @njguy73
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    He fathered 11 children with 8 women.

    You anywhere close to that?

    Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose

    That’s quite an accomplishment. Maybe the real alpha is the guy who impregnated Eazy-E with the HIV.

    • Replies: @Luzzatto
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Eazy E got AIDS through heroin needle injection just like Ron Woodroof from The Dallas Buyer's Club. There has never been any rumors that Eazy E was a closet Gay man!

  139. Remarkable they’re finally calling this by the name they want – “holy days”.

    “Pride” has always been a nuclear missile aimed directly at the heart of the very Spirit and Purpose of Christian worship, especially that practiced in the very Houses so anxious now to let everyone know to whom they’ve bent their knees.

    Not coincidentally these are also the Houses where the powerful congregate. Yes, still. The WASPs (the W is for Wealthy, not White) have dug themselves well in with their proxies and surrogates and shell companies and liberation (sic) theologies but the one thing they can’t hide is that Pride.

    Heh, Proud Boys indeed.

  140. @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Luzzatto


    If all of the famous dead Communists from the 20th Century were alive today would they team up with Woke Capitalism because of the enemy of my enemy is my friend...
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Wall Street bankrolled the Bolsheviks.

  141. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:
    @res
    @Jack D

    I have mixed feelings about that policy. On the one hand you are absolutely right about


    Not every high school student knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
     
    But on the other hand that policy seems useful for colleges that
    1. Admit people who clearly are not capable of passing some majors if they are taught in an at all rigorous fashion.
    2. Are unwilling to have "weedout classes" for political (e.g. disparate impact) reasons.

    Notice how Caltech and MIT are rather different from most places with respect to those points. You make it very clear yourself with this

    Everyone takes the same basic science and math courses during freshman year and then you figure out what major (“Course”) you want to pursue.
     
    Can you imagine the average woke studies major trying to get through those "basic" (e.g. two semesters or more of calculus and physics) classes? Not to mention at that level ; )

    UC Berkeley seems like a good example of a place which manages to have both elite programs and cater to the woke crowd.

    They admit by specific engineering program, but have an undeclared engineering option.
    https://engineering.berkeley.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/

    But notice this on the undeclared page.

    But first, a caveat. Admission to the undeclared program can be more competitive than admission to other engineering majors. So, if you know which field of engineering you wish to study, you should apply to that major.
     
    The admitting by program policy is especially useful for colleges which have disproportionately popular and/or competitive subfields which are able to have even higher (or different, say valuing in area exceptional qualifications) admissions standards.

    Some discussion along those lines at
    https://www.solomonadmissions.com/uc-berkeley-admissions

    The average admitted GPA for the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley is a 4.2. For the College of Engineering, not including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.3.
    ...
    For Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE/CS) in the College of Engineering, which is the most marketable undergraduate degree coming out of Berkeley (although Haas students may disagree), the average admitted GPA is over a 4.4.
    ...
    For engineering applicants to UC Berkeley, engineering faculty are involved in the selection process. As such, there is a greater focus on academic achievement, standardized test scores, research in engineering, and interest in STEM.
    ...
    For students who lack a 4.4+ UC GPA and relevant computer science extra-curricular activities, we recommend applying to major in Computer Science in the College of Letters & Science instead of in the College of Engineering. There is a lower GPA bar for admission: 4.2 for Letters & Science versus 4.4+ for EE/CS in the College of Engineering.
    ...
    At UC Berkeley, internal transfer from Engineering to Letters & Science is not difficult. However, internal transfer from Letters & Science to Engineering is difficult and is dependent on performance in prerequisite courses for engineering and space availability.
     
    P.S. Cal has many other strong programs. I'd be interested in hearing more from anyone who knows details of how the non-engineering programs handle this issue.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon

    Canada’s University of Waterloo engineering program is quite strong and uses direct entry. I think it works because they give potential applicants a lot of information and support prior to application and then force freshman to confront the reality of the field they choose. There’s no specific weed-out process, but you’re able to bail out in time to take your credits to another major and still graduate in time and within your budget. Worst case is you eliminate one thing that you don’t want to do. An undeclared major doesn’t force you to make any decisions at all.

  142. @ben tillman
    @Anon

    What are the other 14%?

    Replies: @Anon

    Data was from Wikipedia, and I left out mixed race.

  143. Anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @res

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the "same" courses but there are different "sections" of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course. Once during parents weekend I accidentally wandered into an economics course (I figured that I might actually understand something) and I was sort of shocked to find out that the prof (actually a Chinese grad student but his Engrish was better than the (Taiwanese) Chinese grad students who taught even in my day) was clearly going kind of light on the math. Is this really MIT I thought? Then my daughter explained to me what was going on - I had wandered into one of those "special" classes. Then I visited one of my daughter's engineering classes and within 5 minutes the math was way over my head so I was happy.

    Replies: @Alden, @Kibernetika, @Anon

    MIT also has ways of handling its AA admits on the down-low. Ostensibly everyone has to take the “same” courses but there are different “sections” of the courses that are tailored to certain (cough) folks but they all show up on your transcript as the same course.

    I think this explains those studies where “identical” CVs are sent to employers, with only the names differing, and the black-sounding names get fewer call-backs than the white, Jewish, and Asian names. Employers from experience figure out that there is a difference, and they re-sort, in effect, the job applications from black names a half a standard deviation, or whatever their experience has been, lower in the stack, so to speak.

  144. Anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Steve Sailer


    Promoting it to the University of California would be the easiest way for the U of C to add another campus after the U of C Merced fiasco.
     
    I briefly lived in Merced, right around the time that project was announced. It never seemed like it went well, but it wasn't clear why not. Do you (or anyone else here?) know why the UC Merced project was a fiasco?

    Was it simply due to people not wishing to reside in Merced?

    Replies: @Anon

    You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/us/university-california-merced-latino-students.html

    Merced lacks the same national reputation for academic excellence as other campuses in the University of California system. It has the highest acceptance rate by far (70 percent compared with 16 percent at U.C.L.A.), and some students across the state do not see it as in the same league as the other campuses. Graduation rates have consistently been lower than at any other campus in the system: 45 percent of freshmen who entered in 2009 had earned a degree four years later….

    The college does not attract the state’s top-scoring applicants when it comes to test scores and grade-point averages. Eligible students from California who are rejected from other University of California campuses are often funneled to Merced, which offers them a spot even if they have not applied. But more than 90 percent of those students rejected the offer….

    The campus evokes a kind of isolation that is compounded by the long stretch of highway that needs to be traversed to find it. For students coming from cities like Los Angeles and Oakland, it can either feel like relief or a painful shock….

    Ms. Acosta has struggled to juggle her family life back home with her new life on campus. Last fall, after her older sister was sentenced to several months in jail, her mother was often lonely and depressed, so Ms. Acosta felt obligated to visit. But Ms. Acosta struggled to stay on top of her school work, and ended up nearly failing a course in math and had to repeat a writing class.

  145. @New Dealer
    @PhysicistDave

    The contradiction you point out between holding that sexual dimorphism is merely a social construct (Butler's radicalism - even biological sex is socially constructed) and the insistence on public recognition for enacting the gender opposite to one's biological sex does exist in LGBT discourse.

    What hypothesis would resolve that contradiction?

    Gender dysphoria is biologically driven. There are rare innate or developmental irregularities such that biologically driven sense of self and biological sex are uncoupled. In reading a few nonfaddish accounts of gender dysphoria it does sound like an involuntary plight. I can feel an appropriate measure of sympathy for their suffering but remain alert to the much weightier suffering of more politically quiet and less privileged people - such as the millions of children globally who die from poor sanitation. Feel a measure of sympathy but not want to turn it into a central national project accompanied by legal and social coercion.

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

    New Dealer wrote to me:

    Gender dysphoria is biologically driven. There are rare innate or developmental irregularities such that biologically driven sense of self and biological sex are uncoupled. In reading a few nonfaddish accounts of gender dysphoria it does sound like an involuntary plight.

    Well, I suspect that an awful lot of male-to-female trans folks are cases of autogynephilia.

    And I suspect many female-to-males think they will get a fairer shake at traditionally “male” activities. Which is rather sad: “transitioning” should not be necessary to be treated fairly.

    Anyway, laissez nous faire. I’m happy to just let them be.

    But our culture today is actively encouraging naive young people to physically mutilate themselves in an irreversible manner. That is very, very scary.

  146. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @njguy73

    That's quite an accomplishment. Maybe the real alpha is the guy who impregnated Eazy-E with the HIV.

    Replies: @Luzzatto

    Eazy E got AIDS through heroin needle injection just like Ron Woodroof from The Dallas Buyer’s Club. There has never been any rumors that Eazy E was a closet Gay man!

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