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Friday, January 29, 2016

Convergence kills

Oxford University learns the hard way that allowing SJWs free rein is an effective and efficient way for an institution to destroy itself:
Oxford University’s statue of Cecil Rhodes is to stay in place after furious donors threatened to withdraw gifts and bequests worth more than £100 million if it was taken down, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

The governing body of Oriel College, which owns the statue, has ruled out its removal after being warned that £1.5m worth of donations have already been cancelled, and that it faces dire financial consequences if it bows to the Rhodes Must Fall student campaign.

A leaked copy of a report prepared for the governors and seen by this newspaper discloses that wealthy alumni angered by the “shame and embarrassment” brought on the 690-year-old college by its own actions have now written it out of their wills.

The college now fears a proposed £100m gift - to be left in the will of one donor - is now in jeopardy following the row.

The donors were astonished by a proposal to remove a plaque marking where Rhodes lived, and to launch a six-month consultation over whether the statue of the college’s biggest benefactor should be taken down.

But Oriel College confirmed in a statement to the Telegraph: “Following careful consideration, the College’s governing body has decided that the statue should remain in place.”

 At a meeting on Wednesday the governing body was told that because of its ambiguous position on the removal of the statue, “at least one major donation of £500,000” that was expected this year has been cancelled. In addition, a “potential £750,000 donor” has stopped responding to messages from the college, and several alumni have written to Oriel to say “they are disinheriting the college from their wills”.

One of those who has already cancelled their legacy was going to leave a “seven figure sum” and the college is aware that “another major donor is furious with the College… whose legacy could be in excess of £100m”.

The report warns that there will now "almost certainly" be "one or two redundancies" in its Development Office team because of the collapse in donations. And it has cancelled an annual fundraising drive that should have taken place in April. The report also warns that Oriel's development office could now make an operating loss of around £200,000 this year.
As a general rule, it is a massively stupid idea for an institution to allow it's decision-making to be influenced, let alone dictated, by the antics of the low-IQ, affirmative-action pseudo-scholars who were foolishly admitted in the name of diversity. It shouldn't be surprising when the pseudo-scholars engage in all sorts of destructive drama; they're not capable of succeeding at Oxford and they know it, so they find "more important" activities to serve as a mask for their academic inadequacies.

Social Justice convergence kills.

But the pseudo-scholars are right about one thing. Cecil Rhodes would have been absolutely horrified to see Africans permitted to engage in these antics at Oxford. Everyone knows that Rhodes was a racist and Anglo-Saxon supremacist, but what those who condemn him are failing to consider is this: he was a racist whose opinion of those he called "the most despicable specimens of human beings" was derived from considerably more direct experience of Africans and African culture than those who condemn him today.

Indeed, the destructive and disrespectful behavior of those African students at Oxford is intended to undermine Rhodes's reputation, but instead it is serving to support his now-controversial opinions.

Unlike most anti-racists, I've worked with African students struggling to stay academically eligible at university. And based on my experience, I can say two things: a) they worked harder and put in more time studying than any of the other students on campus, and b) they absolutely should not have been there. Most of them simply weren't smart enough to grasp the necessary concepts involved. It's not that they were stupid, but they were at a 2-SD disadvantage to the average student there.

It is more than unfair, it is downright reprehensible to continually push these young men and women into academic situations where they simply cannot succeed. It doesn't help them, it destroys their confidence and it undermines the success of the few who are actually capable of succeeding.

It's exactly like giving the nerds from the high school chess club a college football scholarship, then putting them on the field to play Penn State. Sure, they can legitimately call themselves "football players", but that's not much consolation when they're getting crushed by 250-pound linebackers.

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62 Comments:

Anonymous Translation January 29, 2016 6:03 AM  

Following careful consideration, = Squealing like a stuck pig

Blogger peter blandings January 29, 2016 6:03 AM  

the donors and alumni should further DEMAND that every single POS "student" involved in this pc extortion attempt must be EXPELLED, effective immediately and escorted off the grounds by force forthwith. their shit can be sent to them. or burned, better yet. if not, the same consequences apply. this is an excellent opportunity to push back with a vengence and introduce these assholes to reality.

Anonymous Translation January 29, 2016 6:19 AM  

"every single POS "student" involved in this pc extortion attempt must be EXPELLED...."

Introduction To Reality 101

Blogger James Higham January 29, 2016 6:25 AM  

Trouble is, Oxbridge has been doing idiotic things for years - see
Philby, Burgess and Maclean. Now it's PCism.

Anonymous Steveshead Revisited January 29, 2016 6:27 AM  

The report warns that there will now "almost certainly" be "one or two redundancies" in its Development Office team because of the collapse in donations.

Bwahahahaha!

Blogger Escoffier January 29, 2016 6:40 AM  

Disciplining the students is fine but ultimately irrelevant. It is only when the staff feel the pain via pay cuts or termination that a lot of this nonsense will stop. So bring on the redundancies!

Blogger Ron January 29, 2016 6:40 AM  

FWIW Thomas Sowell supported your argument. He claimed, persuasively, that Black students who could have succeeded at lower ranked universities, were instead pushed to do well at universities well beyond their ability and as a result simply dropped out.

So instead of creating doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, etc. who would have been of lesser ability but honorable and capable, we ended up with a larger number of dropouts, or even worse people with degrees who have no idea what they are doing.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 29, 2016 6:59 AM  

Is it ok to say I am not worried all that much about blacks in general? Great White Father is on a long much need vacation.

Blogger Matamoros January 29, 2016 7:06 AM  

There is a tendency to think that everyone is about the same intelligence as oneself. However, as one grows older and tries to talk to other people it is evident that most people are not as intelligent, do not think the same thoughts, or reason as well.

With above average intelligence (140s) this is a tough discovery, and one which makes one doubt the abilities of others to maintain civilization as we know it, particularly if they are on the lower normal levels in our own culture.

Given Africans and other non-whites extremely low levels of intelligence it is unreasonable to expect them to function at a European level, or to be able to maintain a Western style civilization. Many of these peoples never invented the wheel, let alone any higher mathematics or reasoning abilities.

Europeans need to quit feeding and clothing these people and let them fend at the levels for which they are suited. Misguided "Christian" "feed the poor" programs have produced the massive gains in population that now threaten to overwhelm us. It is time to stop, and allow nature to readjust their populations to whatever levels they can maintain at their intelligence levels - and certainly to keep them out of Western civilizational areas.

OpenID basementhomebrewer January 29, 2016 7:08 AM  

@6 That is where the focus should be. These students undoubtedly were organized, or at the very least, supported by members of the faculty. That faculty should be rooted out.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar January 29, 2016 7:25 AM  

Dese Nuts are about to find out one of the Iron Laws of Business. Once you go black, you go broke. You know people always say IKAGO or I Know A Good One, but I think better. I'll believe in the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and Alien Spaceships, but good niggers are only found in TV and Movies, and they're so inaccurate the stories they're based on are not even close.
HP Lovecraft, my favorite author wrote the definitive treatise on "The Nigger". His eloquent prose says everything you need to know about Race Realism before PC came to America in 1929.
The savage is either at your feet or at your throat, there is no happy medium. In the jungle, kindness is a weakness, and charity will get you killed. Whether these wild untamed cretins are found in milieus of concrete and steel or tall grass and trees, you can't turn your backs on them and trust is just another word they don't understand.
Whether they are shopping with a five-finger discount, running a red light, or raping a stupid White woman who has too much care for worthless and useless wildlife, the only good thing they do is DIE.

Anonymous Difster January 29, 2016 7:36 AM  

Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave. --Captain Malcolm Reynolds

All forms of social tinkering (or bludgeoning) should be completely excised from society. It should be roundly condemned and good men should be put in place to guard against future incursions.

It will eventually return. The guard will get lazy and the next generation, or the next will have to pick up the sword again but for a while there will be peace and prosperity and humanity will recover its grit.

Blogger Desiderius January 29, 2016 7:43 AM  

Hear, Hear!

Blogger Doom January 29, 2016 7:49 AM  

Wonderful! I suppose a real hope would be that the donors wouldn't stop at this cause, or this academy. Until the rich really understand what is coming, and choose otherwise, they are generally standing on the wrong side and in the way of the murder that is coming. I won't tip my hat to such, nor will I help them in their need. I will leave them to the cost of their pandering foolishness. It looks like something can stir their false blueblood after all, however. Good start, though probably too little, too late.

Blogger dienw January 29, 2016 7:49 AM  

There is a tendency to think that everyone is about the same intelligence as oneself. However, as one grows older and tries to talk to other people it is evident that most people are not as intelligent, do not think the same thoughts, or reason as well.

In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is the court fool; and he who has two is crucified.

Blogger dienw January 29, 2016 7:54 AM  

Until the rich really understand what is coming, and choose otherwise, they are generally standing on the wrong side and in the way of the murder that is coming.

When it comes to Cecil Rhodes, the wealthy know exactly what is at stake. The ignorant and foolish professoriat was brought to heel without being told the inside scoop.

Anonymous 0007 January 29, 2016 8:05 AM  

Isn't great to have more proof that white lib/progs are in fact money-whores - just as they like to accuse the rest of us of being. Just another example of their projection, ya think?

Anonymous Epimandes January 29, 2016 8:05 AM  

Social Justice Warriors are epistemologically rude but that doesn't mean that they're wrong. But it does mean that dialogue is largely pointless unless you're already converted.

Blogger Robert What? January 29, 2016 8:24 AM  

This type of alumni donor uprising should happen far more often than it does now. There is only one thing that is more important to college administrators than placating the SJWs: their own paychecks.

Blogger dc.sunsets January 29, 2016 8:26 AM  

Wrong wrong wrong!

The obvious fix for this is to do the right thing, institute a 100% inheritance tax so wealthy people who were highly successful are prevented from withholding the fruits of their success from the important stakeholders who surround them.

Blogger dc.sunsets January 29, 2016 8:29 AM  

PS: hopefully a position favoring an absurdity like a 100% tax is obviously printed in size 36 ironic font.

Anonymous Pope Cleophus I January 29, 2016 8:34 AM  

@4 Philby, Burgess and Maclean were part of a group known as the Cambridge Five. Oleg Gordievsky devotes a good chunk of his book KGB to the Cambridge Five.

Anonymous Bob Ramar January 29, 2016 8:51 AM  

The solution to the education problem is simple; introduce rigor into a public school education and let the chips fall where they may.

See http://rense.com/general68/8th.htm for an example.

The myth that 'education is good, therefore more education is better' and 'most people will need a college education to be successfully employed today' is nonsense. For instance, the plumber I need (and have difficulty finding), makes more money on an hourly basis than I did as a college administrator with a master's degree. The same is true for electricians, masons, auto mechanics, painters, roofers, etc.

Blogger Robert Coble January 29, 2016 9:11 AM  

@7: Dr. Thomas Sowell is not the only black educator to voice opposition to the insanity of placing black students into environments in which the most likely outcome is failure.

Misleading and Using Blacks

OpenID denektenorsk January 29, 2016 9:25 AM  

Wrong wrong wrong!

The obvious fix for this is to do the right thing, institute a 100% inheritance tax so wealthy people who were highly successful are prevented from withholding the fruits of their success from the important stakeholders who surround them.


I know you are joking but don't give the French any ideas. They already tried a one off 75% tax grab to prop up their failing economy. That was eventually ruled unconstitutional (I think that part surprises me more in the current social climate to be honest) but not before a fair few high profile people left the country and vowed never to return.

OpenID denektenorsk January 29, 2016 9:31 AM  

Until the rich really understand what is coming, and choose otherwise, they are generally standing on the wrong side and in the way of the murder that is coming.

When it comes to Cecil Rhodes, the wealthy know exactly what is at stake. The ignorant and foolish professoriat was brought to heel without being told the inside scoop.


What these people need to do is stop paying their childrens way. SJWs don't come from the working poor, they have more important things to worry about like you know, eating.

Invariably most high profile SJWs seem to come from well to do backgrounds and daddy has covered everything upto, and including X years of expensive college/university. So when they rail against privilege and patriarchy it as the Supreme Dark Lord says, they are projecting.

Throw a little hardship into their lives and they'll sort out their priorities... or not, but at least they'll have something else to occupy their time.

Anonymous coyote January 29, 2016 9:35 AM  

'electricians, masons, auto mechanics, painters, roofers, etc.'-rarely have paid medical, holidays, etc. nor do they enjoy sinecure in ivory tower cloisters untroubled by economic ups and downs, license and insurance requirements, blah blah on and on. not to mention their declasse' position as "grubby working class proles".

Blogger dc.sunsets January 29, 2016 10:00 AM  

I know you are joking but don't give the French any ideas. They already tried a one off 75% tax grab to prop up their failing economy. That was eventually ruled unconstitutional (I think that part surprises me more in the current social climate to be honest) but not before a fair few high profile people left the country and vowed never to return.

Sadly, I consider the future already set in stone.

Socialist democracy must change into Cannibal democracy (where the majority votes to rob anyone whose property they covet directly of wealth, not just income, a la a 100% inheritance tax or rapidly expanding taxes on balance sheet wealth) and then eventually, if democracy survives long enough, Zombie democracy emerges where the majority (idiocracy) begins to literally kill off the brains of their society (see Cambodia's Killing Fields, where just having eyeglasses got you killed.)

Democracy will eventually turn to autocracy. Frankly, the sooner the better because it's the path toward renewal that comes under aristocracy.

Blogger Miguel D'Anconia January 29, 2016 10:15 AM  

I'm an alumnus from both Carnegie Mellon and Georgia Tech. I quit donating to both when they started giving benefits to queer partners. I figured if they had money for that kind of crap they didn't need my $.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 29, 2016 10:25 AM  

Vox,

"Social Justice convergence kills."

In my mind, this is the only possible outcome of Social Justice Convergence. Do you think that they know this individually, or are they living in the moment, unaware that actions have consequences?


"It is more than unfair, it is downright reprehensible to continually push these young men and women into academic situations where they simply cannot succeed. It doesn't help them, it destroys their confidence and it undermines the success of the few who are actually capable of succeeding"

This reminds me of a line the Rock used to say "Know your role". Most people would be more happy doing something they are capable at, and can grow in. These are being purposely set up to fail.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 29, 2016 10:37 AM  

It seems this would devalue a diploma from the particular SJW infested colleges.

OpenID denektenorsk January 29, 2016 10:40 AM  

Socialist democracy must change into Cannibal democracy (where the majority votes to rob anyone whose property they covet directly of wealth, not just income, a la a 100% inheritance tax or rapidly expanding taxes on balance sheet wealth) and then eventually, if democracy survives long enough, Zombie democracy emerges where the majority (idiocracy) begins to literally kill off the brains of their society (see Cambodia's Killing Fields, where just having eyeglasses got you killed.)

I agree and I think France will be the canary in that coalmine... unless Germany or Sweden resort to even more extreme property grabs to house the 'New Europeans' first. Even the Greeks are not crazy enough to try to grab generational housing... yet. On an aside Norway is the only socialist state with a long term future and that's due to evil, dirty, mean, feel bad oil royalties. No wonder they want to to stay out of the EU/Euro least the piggybank be raided shortly thereafter to help their fellow Europeans. I question the intelligence and self preservation instinct of any Norwegian who votes to join the EU.

As long as "I've got mine, so screw your kids" is the budgeting strategy of every Western government it is only a matter of time. Once you start grabbing physical housing that may be a catalyst... especially in NA where until every recently that was the 'American Dream', grow up, gets a family and buy a house. If said house is snatched away... why bother? Then again, it may not... for a significant portion of people in my area it was only 2-3 generations ago (from GenX) that people lived in corporate housing with their families. You are hired to work at some transformer station for the brand spanking new Electric company and you get put up in company digs. That is also the model for working serfs in China too.

Democracy will eventually turn to autocracy. Frankly, the sooner the better because it's the path toward renewal that comes under aristocracy.

I just hope I live to see the beginning of it.

Anonymous Soga January 29, 2016 10:45 AM  

Hehe, it's a shame Dicky Dawkins is getting close to retirement age. Would have been fun to throw him to the SJW sharks.

OpenID denektenorsk January 29, 2016 10:55 AM  

It seems this would devalue a diploma from the particular SJW infested colleges.

It would indeed. I already look for tells on resumes when I'm involved with the hiring process... especially if they are fresh out of college. If I see them, I will often skip over them for someone who is more focused on their studies/desired career.

Thankfully HR haven't been able to weasel their way into hiring decisions in my profession unlike at other companies. They still do what they are told if they want to continue to have employment. They are a sh#t umbrella against people off the street looking for work and they facilitate the hiring process (and sadly) the firing process. Don't get too uppity... one doesn't need much of an education to do that. I too have spent an afternoon reading the local employment laws and have just as much of an understanding of them as HR does.

OpenID denektenorsk January 29, 2016 10:59 AM  

Hehe, it's a shame Dicky Dawkins is getting close to retirement age. Would have been fun to throw him to the SJW sharks.

He routinely does that himself. Did you not hear about "Elevator Gate"? http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/elevatorgate

To his credit he's very critical of Islam and Islamic education within Britain unlike most of his peers who vilify Christians and turn a blind to a certain religion of peace.

Blogger pyrrhus January 29, 2016 11:23 AM  

We saw the same thing at a top rated law school...Kids who would have done very well at Emory or places like that getting discouraged...Scalia was only speaking the obvious...

Blogger tz January 29, 2016 11:38 AM  

Remembering they changed Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, they might appreciate donations of ten trillion Zimbabwe dollars.

Blogger tz January 29, 2016 11:40 AM  

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Blogger tz January 29, 2016 11:41 AM  

@35 http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/01/28/atheist-civil-war-angry-feminists-get-richard-dawkins-disinvited-from-skeptics-conference/

Blogger Nate January 29, 2016 11:51 AM  

Its interesting that you should go to the sports analogy. The first thing I thought of was an old Jeff Fisher axiom... "if a player fails because a coach asked him to do something he was not capable of doing, its not the player's fault. Its the coach's fault."

if the diversity chorus actually gave a damn about these people... they would be interested in putting them in positions where they could succeed. Not putting them in positions where they are hopeless out-of-their-depth and covering it up in the name of Feel Good.

Blogger Nate January 29, 2016 11:53 AM  

I mean if by your observation Vox... they worked harder... for crying out loud... teach them a trade and turn them loose. God knows a man can make a good living in Skilled Labor.

but no... no there is no do-gooder buzz there when you have been taught your whole life that the brain is the only functioning part of the body capable of solving problems.

you'd think 9/11 would've helped remind some of these idiots that the brain can't clean up blown up buildings.

Strong men with strong backs do that.

Blogger tz January 29, 2016 11:55 AM  

I'm going to assume "higher education" is becoming much the same kind of scam in the UK.
There aren't enough smart people with enough money, so the idea is to insure everyone can take out a loan and make the colleges rich. Like the banksters that would profit on the fees from originating sub-prime toxic mortgages which they could shovel into cesspooled MBSs. It doesn't matter that it was a scam based on misvaluation, they got their cut.

With all the online resources, Kahn academy, MOOCs, and just all the niche training, all free, some premium stuff less than a Starbucks, you don't need university. You can work at your own pace and level. There are several code academies that are teaching basic website construction and some light backend stuff so in a few months of sacrificed lattes you can have a useful skill and start making money - we can get rid of all the H1-Bs. And those adept at it can continue on to the deeper areas, without worrying about an actual STEM degree.

One interesting thing is the FCC license exams - both Amateur and Commercial, are easily studied for and require no degree or other credential. Skilled trades aren't going to be outsourced - your leaky pipes and sparking wires need local talent.

It would be as if someone invented a $100 tent that inside had a complete luxury home that you could pop-up anywhere, but people prefer to go into debt for a $200k hovel.

Blogger Astalnar January 29, 2016 12:01 PM  

I would think that blacks have more trouble because in general they come to college from bad high schools that are not on the par with the high schools white kids visit. If I am not mistaken, in USA you go to the high school that belongs to your district, and blacks are living in the poorer parts neighbourhoods than white people.

I might be mistaken, but I think it has to do more with every school having its own program, and the delusional "no child left behind" policy than the ability of black people. Now, the question is, do the best enter the university, or is it only those that have resources?

Anonymous BigGayKoranBurner January 29, 2016 12:03 PM  

I would like to remind people that the 5th president of Zambia Michael Sata said "We want the Chinese to leave and the old colonial rulers to return. They exploited our natural recourses too, but at least they took good care of us. They built schools, taught us their language and brought us British civilization. At least western capitalism has a human face; the Chinese are only out to exploit us."

like giving the nerds from the high school chess club a college football scholarship, then putting them on the field to play Penn State.

If you where not strong enough to fight off Jerry Sandusky my love, the hugo award winning tale of nerdball.

You know people always say IKAGO or I Know A Good One, but I think better.

I ask for names as any black as smart as seen on TV would have a great LinkedIn profile, IQ 90=affirmative action NASA material. I have trouble watching media especially when I recognize stories being race reversed.

'electricians, masons, auto mechanics, painters, roofers, etc.'-rarely have paid medical, holidays

Rangar's Guide To The Underground Economy. Nothing spends as nicely as money that Latrina's 38 crack babies didn't get a fair share of.

Anonymous BGKB January 29, 2016 12:06 PM  

If I am not mistaken, in USA you go to the high school that belongs to your district, and blacks are living in the poorer parts neighbourhoods than white people.

Detriot had the best public schools in the nation when it was 90%+ white, those same buildings became rotten as soon as white students fled with a current 47% functional illiteracy rate for the city. Do you think that if only a black boy was born in a rice paddy he would have the same 1 out of 50 chance of getting a perfect math SAT as an Asian boy(even better than white boys chances)?

Anonymous Jack Amok January 29, 2016 12:28 PM  

...a six-month consultation over whether the statue of the college’s biggest benefactor should be taken down.

Which raises the question, how effing stupid do you have to be to be in charge of Oxford these days?

What did these geniuses expect current donors to think when they decided to trash the reputation of a previous donor?

Blogger Joshua Sinistar January 29, 2016 12:30 PM  

You don't understand this game the SJWs are playing. They like blacks less than the Klan. They are the suckers they use to keep White guys from succeeding. AA is not meant to uplift blacks, cause that is impossible. AA keeps White guys out and is the doorman to make sure the Whites never get back in.
The nigger is what you call a money pit. No matter how much money you spend, it never gets better. They blame the schools and the societies and the budget, but there ain't no way to teach monkeys calculus. That's the point.
You can make a lot of money PRETENDING TO CARE AND HELP PEOPLE WHO CAN'T BE HELPED. Fake charities are a Bonanza for con artists. You can make big bucks and have a sweet benefits plan without any scrutiny at all, when you PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT PO BLACK FOLKS AND SHEEIT. This is a money pit that will never get better. You can make high six figures your whole life with job security knowing these retards will NEVER WISE UP.

Blogger Halifax Donair January 29, 2016 12:53 PM  

It is more than unfair, it is downright reprehensible to continually push these young men and women into academic situations where they simply cannot succeed.

Reminds me of the retarded fellow (screw your PC shit, I've actually worked with mentally handicapped relatives and neighbours and minded them in my home) who they asked me to help with reading at school. He was barely aware of himself. It was busy work for me.

My father ran the payroll and he told me years ago that a degree from India or Pakistan isn't worth the paper it's printed on. You get a "doctorate in accounting" when you can't tell debits from credits. I see that happening in North America too. As usual Oxbridge level institutions won't stand for this long term once the donors start complaining.

Blogger John Wright January 29, 2016 1:20 PM  

@30
"Do you think that they know this individually, or are they living in the moment, unaware that actions have consequences?"

They live in the moment, doing or saying whatever will produce the immediate gratification of a feeling of moral superiority.

Ironically, this is their strength as well as their weakness. They do not keep score, they do not look at results, they do not expect results, and so they can eat away at the keel of the ship for generations, always keeping in the same direction (straight down) without regard for what they are doing... and over generations and decades can bring about social change (and collapse) in a fashion the pragmatic and results-oriented victims cannot imagine.

The pragmatic men, think of an establishment Republican, look in wonder about the dry aqueducts, collapsed Colosseums, burned temples and broken walls of the city, mouths hanging open, wondering wanly what happened.

The Leftist whose eye never leaves utopia to see the evils streaming like sewage in his wake has the same strength as does the faithful Christian whose eye never leaves heaven and who never sees the good he does.

And THAT is why the pragmatic republicans and worldly men, conservatives and libertarians, are helpless in the face of the zombie mob of men stupider and wickeder than they. The zombies don't look at results, and so they work without worldly reward. Zombies keep trying after they have lost. Pragmatic men surrender and promise to do something once they win the White House.

Pragmatism, in short, is impractical.

Anonymous Mr. Rational January 29, 2016 2:04 PM  

@45 From the way you talk, I'd swear you had more than just the usual knowledge of this.

Blogger Astalnar January 29, 2016 2:36 PM  

@45 [b]Detriot had the best public schools in the nation when it was 90%+ white, those same buildings became rotten as soon as white students fled with a current 47% functional illiteracy rate for the city. Do you think that if only a black boy was born in a rice paddy he would have the same 1 out of 50 chance of getting a perfect math SAT as an Asian boy(even better than white boys chances)?[/b]

Any black child, no. Some, for sure. I think there is more to raising a kid than just sending him off to the right school. But if all the schools are held to the same standard, where they have the same amount of resources relative to the size of the school for education at their disposal I think that can only help everyone.

There will still be differences, but if we ensure that the conditions are the same for everyone, then those who fail cannot continue complaining that the system is rigged against them. My aim is that there is same start line for everyone, and then may the best man win.

Blogger Ingot9455 January 29, 2016 3:44 PM  

@43 To answer you dialectically, it's actually been tested over and over. In a famous experiment, courts mandated a certain high-minority low-achieving school get all the money it needed for whatever facilities, pie in the sky programs, and teachers it needed.

http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/money-school-performance-lessons-kansas-city-desegregation-experiment

Still a total failure no matter how much money was spent.

They'd do better in a one-room schoolhouse with hornbooks.

Blogger Aeoli Pera January 29, 2016 3:51 PM  

This post brought a tear to my eye. I wish I could go over there and destroy the statue, thus kicking off a much-needed cycle.

Money: the only thing that speaks louder than rabid black female academics.

Blogger Astalnar January 29, 2016 3:56 PM  

@52 Thank you, I wasn't aware of it. This certainly gives it a new perspective.

Anonymous Mr. Rational January 29, 2016 4:17 PM  

@51 You can't expect savages with 300-word vocabularies and who will not sit and listen to the teacher to be able to learn to read as quickly as White 6-yr-olds, and reading is the foundation for everything else.  Experience has shown that you often can't expect them to learn to read at all.

It's not money.  These schools full of failures receive much more spending than rural schools with far better academic performance.  Much of it is likely due to the MAO-A-2R gene, but it is almost literally a crime to propose testing the problem population to see if that's so.

Blogger tublecane January 29, 2016 4:27 PM  

I think Rhodes was evil and don't care if they burn him in effigy, let alone remove a statue. Just not for the same reasons.

Blogger tublecane January 29, 2016 4:30 PM  

I think Rhodes was evil and don't care if they burn him in effigy, let alone remove a statue. Just not for the same reasons.

Anonymous Contaminated NEET January 29, 2016 4:30 PM  

"It is more than unfair, it is downright reprehensible to continually push these young men and women into academic situations where they simply cannot succeed. It doesn't help them, it destroys their confidence and it undermines the success of the few who are actually capable of succeeding."

Oh yes, those poor, poor little blacks. Being showered in unearned credentials, status, and money - I can hardly imagine a worse fate!

Blogger Aeoli Pera January 29, 2016 6:50 PM  

Lolz.

Anonymous Eric the Red January 29, 2016 7:58 PM  

@42...
'Skilled trades aren't going to be outsourced - your leaky pipes and sparking wires need local talent.
Skilled trades aren't going to be outsourced - your leaky pipes and sparking wires need local talent.'

True, but if you are on the receiving end of such services, you should practice immigration checking. Tell the business you call for repairs that you won't accept anyone who isn't a citizen doing work on your house. Then when someone arrive, tell them they must have at least two forms of non-business related ID such as passport and SSID before you'll let them in.

Can it be circumvented? Yes. Is it perfect? No. Is it a start? Yes.

Anonymous Jack Amok January 30, 2016 1:25 AM  

Then when someone arrive, tell them they must have at least two forms of non-business related ID such as passport and SSID before you'll let them in.

Can it be circumvented? Yes. Is it perfect? No. Is it a start? Yes.


You need ID to tell if they belong here? I can usually tell by how they say hello. That's if I haven't figured it out watching them get out of the van.

Man, we've got a lot of de-conditioning to do.

Blogger DBSFF January 30, 2016 1:45 AM  

We are Penn State! https://youtu.be/Bk6Ry5wmulI

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