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 Robert Stacy McCain at his blog in a comments section

The Right Guy wrote: This has to be the most reckless example of social promotion and affirmative action.

(Ed: RSM) You will notice that (a) I waste no mercy on feminism and yet (b) very seldom mention race-based affirmative action. There are reasons for this.

Feminism, and the favoritism toward women it demands, heaps unearned advantages on the overprivileged — that is to say, it bestows additional benefits to upper-class college-educated American women, who are by birthright the most spectacularly advantaged people in all human history.

It is not the blue-collar waitress or the dropout retail clerk who benefits from the tilted playing field that feminism requires, but rather the well-born daughters of the affluent, who have attended the best schools and who cruise through life without ever having experienced any hardship whatsoever. No matter how WASPy or wealthy or elite-educated they may be, feminism hands these women a platinum-plated Victimhood Card, which they play ruthlessly to wring every possible advantage from life.

Should it ever be your misfortune to have to deal with one of these haughty, indolent creatures in your workplace, God grant you the serenity not to call her out, for then you will be guilty of sexual harassment — as if such a worthless thing could ever be worth the bother to “harass.”

Whatever the unfortunate impact of affirmative action for ethnic minorities, they are rarely so insufferable as a rich 23-year-old white girl who expects the entire world to bend over her kiss her overprivileged ass.

 

Mass murderer Dylan Klebold’s mother writes an essay for Oprah Winfrey’s magazine.

 “Dylan’s participation in the massacre was impossible for me to accept until I began to connect it to his own death. Once I saw his journals, it was clear to me that Dylan entered the school with the intention of dying there. And so in order to understand what he might have been thinking, I started to learn all I could about suicide.”

 

“Early on April 20, I was getting dressed for work when I heard Dylan bound down the stairs and open the front door. Wondering why he was in such a hurry when he could have slept another 20 minutes, I poked my head out of the bedroom. ‘Dyl?’ All he said was ‘Bye.’ The front door slammed, and his car sped down the driveway. His voice had sounded sharp. I figured he was mad because he’d had to get up early to give someone a lift to class. I had no idea that I had just heard his voice for the last time.”

 

“For the rest of my life, I will be haunted by the horror and anguish Dylan caused,” she wrote. “I cannot look at a child in a grocery store or on the street without thinking about how my son’s schoolmates spent the last moments of their lives. Dylan changed everything I believed about myself, about God, about family, and about love.”

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NAMs and Crime

Once again, I am going to link to Ferdinand Bardamu. He puts a lot of effort into his blog, and has some thought provoking ideas to contribute.  I hope he keeps writing, and to the extent being linked by this inconsequential blog of mine encourages that, all the better.  He also gives me a good jumping off point on stuff I wanted to address anyway.

This time he created a graph that demonstrates the propensity of higher violent crime, in locales (New York Counties) with greater populations of Non Asian Minorities (NAMs).  

A few thoughts…

 I’m no expert on New York State Government politics,but using common sense, I would assume that all of the NAM heavy/ high crime areas are dominated by leftist politicians.  (I did a brief perusal of Mayors in the high crime counties and my assumption remains unchanged.) The thoughts that follow apply to the country as a whole anyway.

When their “solutions” to crime, poverty and education fail miserably and predictably, leftists never consider their own ideology as flawed. It is never single motherhood, poor values or a nod toward HBD as a contributing factor. It is never bilingual education, or substandard, one size fits all public schools. It is never a culture that doesn’t value education, or a strong work ethic. It is never about promoting groups over individuals, or instilling a victim mentality from day one.  It is never about rewarding sloth, and poor decisions with government subsidies.

Nope for the leftist, its much easier to lash out against a sinister bogeyman than to treat constituents like grown ups and address real, tangible problems.  Racism, guns, inadequate funding (of everything), drug use, xenophobia, test bias(any test), and conspiracies(very wacky ones) are a much easier explanation. How convenient . The day of reckoning never comes for the leftist. Hard truths never have to be confronted. Better yet, hard truths never have to be uttered.  When one worn out bromide loses its effectiveness; just rename it, or discard it and move on to another, less tired platitude.  It’s not racism anymore, but a vague, hard to define, institutional racism, for example.

Notice how an African immigrant or a newly arrived illegal alien from Guatemala will often outperform American born members of their own race. The American NAM, unfortunately, is worse off.  They are handicapped by a leftist, equalist, victim ideology.  For a variety of reasons, the NAMs are  least able to afford the complete lack of wisdom and understanding of human nature this ideology promulgates.

I’m not optimistic that any of this will change anytime soon for the following reasons…

Politicians:  If your platform is “fighting” for the underprivileged; you better have a lot of underprivileged voters. They have to much power invested in this game to change.  Power and prestige.  A reputation for “public service”.  An image of “caring”.  The truth hurts and it isn’t likely to be rewarded at the ballot box.  Who wants to oppose these second rate demagogues, and be called a racist or a sexist or sellout?

Activists: Are you kidding?  Think of how lucrative the victim industry is.  Think of all the mentally imbalanced jerks who would lose their jobs.  What would these minimally talented hacks do all day, if the problems they advocated for were “solved”?  Think Yasser Arafat and a Palestinian State.  Think Al Sharpton and racism.  Who would they shakedown, if they protested over dropout rates and single motherhood?

Constituents: Its much easier to take goverment money and other handouts if you think of yourself as a victim.  It’s much easier to accept failure, if you don’t think you can succeed.  It’s next to impossible to succeed when you have put yourself behind the 8 ball, with a myriad of destructive behaviors like single motherhood, drug use, debt, and crime.

The percentages of NAM violent crime, in Bardamu’s graph might not ever reach parity with other groups, do to HBD reasons, but I think  substantial progress would be possible if not for ingrained leftist dogma. (Take a look at black legitimacy and crime rates from 60 years ago.  Even in an age of overt racism and discrimination; the percentages were much better than today.)  I’m not a Utopian so I never waste time talking about “solutions”.  Life is mostly about improvement at the margins, and trade offs. 

Off the top of my head, here are a few ways to mitigate crime rates and improve NAMs station in life (and the likely hood it will happen in our contemporary political climate)…

1. Discourage single motherhood ( shaming, cutting subsidies) 0%

2. Reduce single motherhood

3. Decrease single motherhood

4. Reduce illegal immigration ( border fence or whatever is effective in controlling the flow, employer verification) 20%

5. School choice ( vouchers) 15%

6. Reduce welfare substantially ( you name it, across the board cuts) 25%

7. Greater emphasis on trade schools 30%

8.  Less emphasis on college for everyone (enough with the college loan boondoggle, more on this another time) 5%

9. English immersion for non English speakers 40%

Besides these tangible policy ideas, some attitudinal adjustments need to be made…

You are not a victim.

Whitey is not out to get you.

Don’t be a baby daddy, or mommy  (condoms are your friend)

Stop believing in fantastical conspiracies.  The CIA didn’t invent AIDS and put crack cocaine in the ghetto.  Again, you are not a victim.

Education is good.  Don’t drop out of high school. 

Learn productive and useful things.  Victim (Latino, Black ,Womens) Studies are neither.

Work hard.  No matter the crappy job, if you stick with it and work hard you will not be poor. 

Always be working.  You will always be poor if you are chronically unemployed.

Avoid debt.  Sorry no Cadillac Escalades.

Celebrate Maleness. Only when men are productive and invested, will a community thrive.

Celebrate private enterprise  (Think Robert Johnson, Herman Cain..hell think Jay Z)

The second list can be aimed at an individual or a community.

These lists are not at all thorough, simply things I wrote down the second I started considering the problem.  Obviously, most of this stuff would take years to bear fruit.  A politician running on this platform wouldn’t get ten votes.  At least not in the NAM neighborhoods.  He would be run out of town and called a racist, an Uncle Tom and/or an extremist.  The left would talk about root causes,  racism and shades of gray. 

A sharp reduction in single motherhood, combined with a more male centric focus, is most important in my view.  I might as well of said: A reduction in vampires, combined with a more unicorn centric focus, is most important in my view. 

In other words, I’m not optimistic.

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My thoughts on the Henry Louis Gates controversy is as follows…

1.   Arrogant  lefty professor who is used to fawning praise and treated with  reverence among younger students and aspiring race baiters didn’t like being confronted by a prole white cop.
 Prole white cop was, in Gates eyes stubborn and obtuse.  This set him off.  Lefty intellectuals  aren’t used to being challenged by people they think are beneath them.  In fairness to Gates, depending on the cops demeanor, I could see myself being annoyed with recieving questions about my relationship with my own home. 
2.  It will be interesting to hear what the tapes have to say.  Cops are taught to never lose or give up control of a situation.  Cops can be bullies and can abuse their power. Arrogant professors are never wrong.  Arrogant professors are never ever ever ever wrong when dealing with a member of the proletariat.  In my view you probably have a case of two very stubborn people.
3.  Race was not a factor at all in the cops behavior.  If anything he probably gave Gates more leeway then he would have given a white guy.  Does anyone believe that the Cambridge Police Department is full of Bull Connors out to harass all of those gang banging Harvard black men?
4.  I don’t dismiss as out of hand black (or any color for that matter) complaints about police misconduct.  I believe it happens but not  usually for the reasons  the Al Sharptons of the world claim.  I’m not a knee jerk “law and order” conservative. I try to take them one case at a time.
5.  In this case, I believe Sgt. James Crowley. I’ve yet to see a single reason why I shouldn’t.  Nothing I have read calls his version of events into doubt.  Much of what I have read has strengthened his version.   Henry Louis Gates on the other hand…not so much.  Gates most likely went completely over the top after having plenty of opportunity to get in his “ YO Momma” cracks and still avoid being arrested.
6.  I admire James Crowley’s  resolve in not backing down.  It can’t be easy for him to be labeled a racist and a moron by a prominent local professor and the POTUS who by default are backed by the media and PC culture.
7.  I watched the presser on Wednesday night.  Besides enjoying Obama flail around trying to sell his shit sandwich that is health care reform, I was delighted to see him have a community organizer flashback when asked about Gates.  From my perspective he knew the question was coming based on how he went out of his way to call on the reporter at the end.  He also seemed prepared to deal with the question.  I had the impression that he had given it a great deal of thought.  If so, what is the strategy?  Distract the country from the shit sandwich?  Overconfident in his ability to deal with race?  The answer was delivered better in front of the mirror then how in came out in front of the cameras?  Perhaps he couldn’t help himself.  Maybe he’s just a dedicated community organizer at heart.
8.  No POTUS has any business making anything but perfunctory comments about a case like this.  This is below his pay grade.  After Joe the plumber and Sgt. James Crowley I don’t think  Obama can afford politically to appear to be bullying anymore prole white guys.  Three times would be a pattern and he needs at least a handful of them to get reelected.  Not to mention the Blue Dog’s (unicorns) in the coming congressional elections.

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