“If I work hard, shouldn’t I have a higher advantage than those who arejust being lazy”
Don’t take The Man’s money for your school fees deary. Presidentialcandidate Andrew Yang’s parents PAID to send him to Phillips Exter.
It will be interesting to see what happens when people like her become theruling class, which is inevitable given both declining birthrates and IQs oftraditional Americans.
AnatolyKarlin says: • Website
An economy relies heavily on cognitive sorting, the efficiency of whichgreatly increased during the 50s-70s period. I wonder if ever increasing AA,racial quotas, etc. will begin rolling that back, at a time when credentialshave become far more important to life success than they were in that earlierage. Doesn’t portend much good for America’s future.
Elite public high schools are a sort of protected environment in whichbright kids do not have to disguise their interests or intelligence in order toget along. A special culture develops based not on class so much as a frankrecognition of each other’s talents and quirks, and a merciless but stimulatingadolescent interaction.
Much is written about the old boy networks of private schools, but the vibrantyet more subtle networks of elite public schools that birth many of ourintellectual workers are equally important. Their existence requires a publicacceptance that some kids are simply smarter and are worth supporting, even ifthey go through a period of being insufferable snots or eventually leave town.Better to teach them compassion and ethics than to destroy their launching pad.
So Reed writes about the NYC education system but fails to mentionMexican-American Richard Carranza, the schools chief who’s leading the jihad topoliticize the entrance exam. Carranza is a classic absilimatedsecond-generation Mexican with high self-esteem, politics to the left ofMarcuse and a burning hatred for meritocracy. Figures Reed wouldn’t mention himsince according to Reed every squat goblin in the U.S. is a blessing for whichwe should give eternal thanks. Not that I really care, the victims in this caseare Chinese and Jews, and I don’t give a toss about either group.
Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
Self-hating, sinophilic whites like Fred Reed need to be eradicated fromthis earth.
Citizenof a Silly Country says:
Fred is wrong. He remains stuck in Boomer world. “America is a meritocracy.Let the best man – or woman – win. Etc.”
Those days died when we decided to become a multi-everything society. Inan ethnically homogeneous society, meritocracy has a shot. In a mix-racesociety, it doesn’t.
In a multi-racial society with no dominant group, the various tribesnegotiate to split the pie to maintain order. That is what’s going on here, andit’s perfectly reasonable in a multi-tribal society.
Time for Fred and the rest of the Boomers to put away childish things.It’s not 1965 anymore. We live in a tribal society, time to start acknowledgingthat and understanding what they means.
I reject the premise.
Testing shows my IQ is around 160 and increasing.
My three-dimensional spatial skills are off-the-scale.
My Emotional Quotient is unfathomably deep.
Hence, I was a commercial pilot for decades.
I owned a restaurant for ten years.
I was a Physical Therapist.
I buried two spouses after cancer took them.
Now, I operate an organic learning farm near Eugene, Oregon, fUSA.
And I am pretty good with dogs.
All of this is a result of home-schooling by my extended family.
Those government schools operated by the government agents? Not interested.
Fred wrote: “… I am not smart enough for a doctoral program inastrophysics at MIT. …”
Call me cynical, but I have always suspected that Astrophysics is wherethe science academics stick their affirmative action candidates so that theycan’t cause too much harm.
I mean, if you are an engineer designing a bridge and your calculationsare off by a few inches; the bridge collapses, people die, and there is Hell topay. But if you are an astrophysicist calculating the event horizon of a blackhole or something, you can be off by a gazillion parsecs and nobody will evennotice.
Perhaps it is time to recognize thestupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’s largest voting bloc. They arehugely influential, having agendas, lobbies, and demands. They work tirelesslyto put the cognitively undetectable into positions of power. Usually theysucceed. They are the enemies of reason, the sciences, mathematics, schooling,high culture, thought, and recognizable grammar.
I don’t quite understand Fred’s insistence on stupidity (perhaps hillbillyvariety, plus some others). From my point of view, his “stupid” areoverwhelmingly white Europeans, of various, but mostly NW white ethnicity – adda small amount of other races (mostly, but not exclusively Asian).
Delusional whites on the way to self-destruction, like pre-1789 Frenchhigh aristocracy & clergy. Perhaps spin-off of paranoid Jewish activism hasinfluenced them, but that’s not the crux. They’re lemmings on their way toself-annihilation.
Absolutely brilliant writing from Mr. Fred Reed!!!
“Diversity over Quality
Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are thecountry’s largest voting bloc. They are hugely influential, having agendas,lobbies, and demands. They work tirelessly to put the cognitively undetectableinto positions of power. Usually they succeed. They are the enemies of reason,the sciences, mathematics, schooling, high culture, thought, and recognizablegrammar.”
They are also the enemies of justice, fairness, honesty, integrity, wisdom, honor, virtue, efficiency, imagination, creativity, clairvoyance, lucidity and reality.
In other words, many are moral midgets in addition to being plain stupid!
Aren’t you glad to see your taxes being put to good use by the best leaders money can bribe?
Ah yes…the exceptional ones… they have no need to ever admit they are wrong in any area whatsoever. They carry on as if nobody ever noticed how inane and insane they are….
The NBA should be run the same way. It needs more Latinos and Asians. Shootingand rebounding are not as important as attendance at practice, ethnicity,personal recommendation, and geographical locations. Those from short familiesshould be given priority. Why should superior athletic ability be the onlycriterion?
RUNNING BEAR NAKED says:
I started medical school in 1973. To help minorities (Black in those days)they were brought to school and given a class that was basically the first twomonths of school that was followed by our first major test. Many of thesestudents would still flunk the first test of the year and then repeat the firstyear of school. One of them took the summer course twice then failed the firsttest two years in a row. In other words he had the first two months of schooltaught to him four times and still flunked. The school let him go and what didhe do? He sued the school for being racist. After almost 50 years nothing has changed.
It has been a while. Been busy.
I have actually discussed this with my Chinese American friend with whom Ido business with. Alot of them(rich chinese Americans he knows) are consideringmigrating back to Chinaif the Chinese 2025 plan succeeds. The ones who made it big in China doingbusiness already did, I personally know of two. Stuff like the topic of thisarticle are what is making it easier and easier for them to give the USAthe middle finger.
Asian Americans are powerless in the USA. They are simply too few innumber. And zero recourse because of zero media control. Voting red for thenext NYC mayor would not change a single thing for them. Not like Americanpoliticians are ever accountable.
The govt is trying to brain drain China amidst the trade war. Good luckwith this kind of stupid(blasio)running our schools and govt. The really smartnever leave the future of their children to this kind of shit.
FYI, check the figures for Chinese students studying in the USA, hugedrops in recent years. Beginning of the end.