Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mark Adomanis on John Derbyshire

I've kept quiet about the The Talk--and John Derbyshire's blacklisting--in no small part due to laziness. The greater part, though, is due to an apathy inside me that has seen this before. James D. Watson was met with a similar backlash after a similar comment on the hereditary nature of IQ, which I talk about in (a little) more detail here. Setting aside direct discussion about The Talk, I'd like to put part of an article from Forbes contributor Mark Adomanis on the table:

"It utterly baffles me how, in this day and age, anyone, even the most obtuse or egotistical, could possibly think that you would not be put out to pasture for authoring such a humorless, ill-informed, poorly written, and sophomoric screed about the mortal peril that white and Asian children face from African Americans."

I would disagree with the notion of Derbyshire's being ill-informed, but I'm sure that his time at Harvard/Oxford left Mark with a much more intimate understanding of Black Americans than mine. The poor writing accusation won't stand as well, considering just how fresh-out-of-college and overly-horny-for-a-big-article his own writing is. Yes, Adomanis knows how the game is played, as is demonstrated by the article in three major ways:

1) The most integral part of any left-leaning article is to make your opponent's political incorrectness known as often and as pompously as possible. Your opponent is a dim-witted, evil dickface. Mark follows the formula to a tee, using the words "racism" and "racist" a collective thirty times in-between dropping loads of shit much like the one in quotes above. 

2) Ignore the big, ugly truth about Blacks in the US, and reiterate that your opponent is a racist--therefore stupid, therefore a liar. Be sure to leave it at this, because delving into statistical detail will only encourage your opponents and may confuse your audience. Mark wrote an article about how Conservatism is hurt by racist assholes like Derbyshire rather than one on whether or not The Talk could actually save lives. 

3) Use words that will make people think you're smart. Like "screed." Screed, screed, screed.

I also really liked this:

"** I am not (let me repeat not) arguing that the conservative base is uniformly racist. Far from it. But the conservative base does have a much higher tolerance for harsh rhetoric provided that that rhetoric comes from other conservatives. This “us versus them” mentality is very much a basic part of human psychology, but does seem to be particularly well developed among contemporary American conservatives who will countenance almost any sort of conduct provided the person is part of their team."

"I'm not saying that all Conservatives are racist--it's just that, on average, they're more likely to be racists. "

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


"The system is broken beyond repair. Cultural Marxism reigns supreme. The only solution is to tear it down and start over." ~ Unamusementpark

Sadly, the Park is right again. Cultural Marxism has seeped into the pillars of Western society--filled every crack in the mortar with black mold. Those with sense enough to save it are too few and far between. People like you, Park and myself can see this demise in slow motion, and it isn't pretty. It keeps me up on the right night.

Once every so often, however, it feels like I'm in Lord of the Rings. I'd like to imagine that the men of the West will stand against the armies of Mordor, but I know that won't happen. All we can do at this point, like the soldiers at the Hornburg, is ride to meet a glorious end. Maybe--just maybe--Gandalf will come riding in with the Rohirrim.

LOTR analogies aside, things are going to get bad. They'll get worse until enough people riot that the army gets called in. Then it will be down to the individual soldiers and military officials to decide whose side they're really on. Or at least that's how it goes in the dramatic version. We'll likely see a regime change more attune to the Soviets, in that everybody will just decide to redo everything one morning.

The one sure thing is that Cultural Marxism is resulting in the deaths of innocents and not the ones in the suburbs. Rape, murder, theft, assault--allowed to happen at grossly high rates in the name of multiculturalism. People have been crying for help, but the powers that be won't listen. The fellowship is broken.  We're left to rail against the beast as best we can and hope that Frodo makes it. Or something...

"Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you *stand, Men of the West!* " ~ Return of the King