Deharvardification

27 10 2018

Wiesbaden;  Boston;  Washington, D.C.

Believe it or not, Harvard came up as a matter of discussion tonight at Abendessen at my particular table.  Which makes me remember that I really haven’t chimed in officially with an opine, at least not in this space.

I’ve been only lightly observing and following the DOJ case against Harvard.

But I haven’t obsessed over it, because I am not investing any real hope or faith in it.  And the reasons for that are three fold:

(1) Officially, the DOJ case against Harvard has to do with yellow people.  Snore.  Really, Harvard won’t ever confess this, but if they admitted on pure merit, it would quickly turn into Hongvard, which would in turn repel non-Asian applicants.  It’s also depressing that we can’t get the best USAG under the best DOJ under the best President in my lifetime openly to care about working class white people. On this matter, they’ve all gone full cuckservative.

(2) The single most clever sentence written in AR last year, (being mindful of the fact that my “last year” was cut almost half short), was that:  “No matter at what point in American history you look, Harvard always gets its way.” With that in mind, the odds that this case will be resolved in such a way that will serve as a consternation to Harvard are very slim. 

Why? 

Because so many Federal judges went to Harvard Law.

I predict that there will be a pre-verdict settlement that is 90% Harvard friendly, but part of the deal will be that, to save face, Sessions (or whoever is USAG when it happens) will spike the football in public over the 10%, while Harvard will pretend that it suffered some kind of defeat.

(3) Even if this case were resolved in such a way that we in the Alt-Right like, it still really wouldn’t be that much of a victory for us in the greater scheme of things.  To me, the pregnant question here isn’t whether affirmative action should be a gatekeeper to entrance to Harvard, it’s whether Harvard matriculation should be a gatekeeper to the entrance to the American elite.  The Feds forcing Harvard to have an Alt-Right favored or friendly admissions policy, (like that would ever happen), still wouldn’t address the more fundamental bedrock issue of Harvard (and Yale) as two of the crucial spear points of the inequality-cognitive stratification dynamo.

Here in this country, in the years after WWII, there was this program called Denazification.  Likewise, early 21st century America needs a program of Deharvardification, something which would be a key battle in the all out nuclear war against burgeoning inequality.

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Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em

29 08 2018

Columbia

2:

University of Missouri bans all tobacco products from campus

The University of Missouri is banning the use of all tobacco products on the Columbia campus, effective immediately.

Cigarettes and electronic nicotine devices have been prohibited on campus since 2013. The policy announced Tuesday expands that to include any tobacco-based product, including chewing tobacco, nicotine salt products like Juul and pipes.

But you’ll have no problem finding weed, and you won’t suffer official sanction for smoking it.

The left’s “weed good tobacco bad” forked tongue was a mystery to me for while, but I now know it’s no more complicated than the fact that they’re all about Who-Whom, good people bad people.  Weed = Good People, Tobacco = Bad People.





Catfisher Alert

19 05 2018

Edwardsville

The regular cops and the school’s Title IX bureaucrats both say “no rape,” and the latter coming to that conclusion is big, because, these days, they’ll say that a stale old prepackaged ham sandwich in the back of the refrigerator committed rape.

So what’s really going on here?

Methinks another Jackie Coakley.

That said, I’m surprised this one didn’t punch up her phony accusation with some shattered glass tall tale.





Inclusive

16 05 2018

O’Fallon

They want to kick him off the board as if he was just found out to be some kind of child molester, when all he really wants is for his district to be what everyone wants everyone and every thing else to be these days, and that is, inclusive.





Replication Crisis Goes Mainstream

10 05 2018

Manhattan

Here’s what’s really going on here.

For almost all of the entirety of human civilization after the agricultural revolution, the highly intelligent have made it their business to teach the rich and powerful, who become rich and powerful for whatever reason, how to use their wealth and power.

The root cause of the replication crisis is that modern day academics are pumping out junk and near junk social science and pseudo hard science studies to pander to the modern day rich and powerful and their “sensibilities.”  There will be one study, highly touted, of course, which buttresses the narrative, but nobody will be able to follow it up with results which replicate the results of the first.

The problem with worrying about the replication crisis is that the fact that the impossibility of replicating the original narrative-friendly research doesn’t stop it from being touted and believed.  Here’s an example, cited in this article:  The “stereotype threat.”  What that is, in case you’ve been under Antarctica for a few decades, is the idea that black students don’t do as well on test as white (or other) students because they’ve been told that blacks are intellectually inferior to whites/others, therefore, they just give up and don’t even try.  The obvious inference is that stereotype threat is supposed to be the justification for censoring academic and intellectual discussion of HBD, in that there is supposedly no real problem that isn’t caused by heretics even talking about the “mythical” problem in the first place.

The first time I read about stereotype threat, I instantly reasoned that it was all boo sheet from the get-go, because, where are black students officially getting the notion that they’re cognitively inferior? Are we to think that the Klan runs several major media networks and half the Ivy League? In reality, innate racial egalitarianism, and ipso facto, racism and discrimination as the root cause of practical racial differences, has been the party line since at least as long as I’ve been coherent, and more likely, at least since the end of WWII, and probably a little longer than that.

Back to the point, other than the original “research,” and I’ll get to that in a moment, nobody has been able to prove that stereotype threat even exists.  And when the original “research” was reconsidered, it was found that it really wasn’t research.  All it was was one black studies professor at Stanford or Berkeley popping off some pie in the sky theory that came into his head, asking some of his students about it, and his students, astutely interpreting what was going on, told the professor what they figured he wanted to hear, instead of honest answers.

In spite of all that, Official Amurrika still carries on like stereotype threat is a thing.

Because when lies seem to justify the narrative, nobody cares about the truth.





Time Marches On

29 04 2018

Florissant

Demography and destiny in the Ferguson-Florissant district.

The FFSD, like the SLPS, peaked in total enrollment in the late 1960s.  The rule of thumb is that if a public school district peaked in enrollment in the late ’60s, meaning the zenith of the baby boomers’ matriculation through K-12, then the district is in an older established metropolitan area in the east or midwest, and is either urban or inner suburban.  In the school year before GENTILIVS GIANTIVS purloined his ultimate cigarillo, (being mindful of the fact that he went to the Normandy district, not the FFSD), the district was already 78% black.  Now, it’s probably more.  It’s tempting to pawn the district’s current issues off on the Fergaza Strip saga and drama, but I think that even if that never popped off, nothing would be really any different right now.

A few interesting tidbits:

The most radical of the proposals, called Option Three, would transform McCluer-South Berkeley High School into a selective-admission academy for science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM, and establish one new comprehensive high school to replace the district’s three current ones.

There they go again, with the sneaking the shit in.

Having one comprehensive high school would be a game-changer for students because they would have access to more advanced courses, Davis said at Monday’s forum. That’s because the district wouldn’t have to spread its high school teachers across three campuses.

Having one campus would also increase the district’s athletic competitiveness by pooling its athletes, Davis added.

Davis called Option Three “equity at its finest.”

But then this single comprehensive high school wouldn’t be the only high school in the district — There would also be this STEAM school (again, with this sneaking the shit in) that would presumably cream the district’s top middle school students.  Usually, when I hear “comprehensive” high school, I think of an attempt to cram everyone of every race and all abilities under one roof for the purposes of racial and integrationist legerdemain and skulduggery.  The problem here is that a single comprehensive FFSD high school won’t be that good academically because the district’s STEAM (grrrrr….) school will bleed off the best students.

However, as you can read, the important thing is more sports trophies.

Options Two and Three would also establish sixth-grade-only schools because students’ academic performance drops off at sixth grade — a difficult transition point for many students, Davis said.

Straight Outta HBD.

For many residents, closing schools is a pill they’re not willing to swallow.

They don’t want to see more vacant buildings, which they say will lower their property values. They don’t want to lose neighborhood schools, which their children can walk to and where they have close relationships with teachers. They associate school closings with dying communities, and there are memories and relationships tied to schools that they don’t want to let go.

School closings are associated with dying communities, generally, but most people confuse cause and effect.  They think the former causes the latter, when the reality is that the latter causes the former.  The only place where school closings aren’t emblematic of a dying community is in a city that is becoming LGBTQ-BLT-BBQ-LOL-gentrified.

“There’s not much left here. This community has given up a lot,” Press McDowell, a 1982 graduate of Berkeley Senior High School, told Davis at Monday’s forum. McDowell’s alma mater was closed in 2003 to make way for an expansion of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

“Berkeley has given and given, and Berkeley feels like we’re getting nothing back,” McDowell said. “Keep this school open. Please keep this school open.”

Notice that the school in 1982 was called “Berkeley Senior High,” but in the photo, it is indicated today as “McCluer South – Berkeley High.”  That’s because, in the early 1980s, a Federal judge ordered the subsumation of the Berkeley district into the Ferguson-Florissant district.  If that never happened, then Berkeley would be by far the worst district in St. Louis County today, concomitant with the residential area’s ratchetness and population decline.  Then again, it becoming part of the FFSD really did hurt what the FFSD was pre-Berkeley.

 

 





This Is Going to Be Interesting

22 04 2018

Bevo

Muslim girl is the victim of this bullying.

But notice who is doing the bullying — A black girl.

On the one hand, CAIR and ZOMG ISLAMOPHOBIA and ZOMG XENOPHOBIA LOL~!!!!!1

On the other hand, suspension gap, school-to-prison pipeline, NAACP.

Irresistible force v immovable object?

Probably not, because the way this paradox will be solved will be to stuff it down a rabbit hole, give the girl counseling, and get everyone involved to focus on their common enemy of white infidel cishet goyim, by showing documentaries about how slave owner and “slave rapist” Thomas Jefferson was also Islamophobic by founding the United States Navy to combat Barbary pirates.