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July 19, 2021

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WTP

Not even the USMC requires its female recruits to get the high and tight in boot camp.

Yes. And therein lies the problem.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Texans are so cute when they think they so radical.

Formerly in Columbia, Mo, a convenience store (actually one of the first Bass Pro Shops).

pst314

Most of my relatives are skilled gardeners, but not me. Does my black thumb make me trans-racial?

ComputerLabRat

Does my black thumb make me trans-racial?

I'm pretty sure calling it a black thumb is horribly racist or something.

And you can't be trans-racial anyway - Blackness is sacred and magical and immutable. You can trans away women and you can trans away the gay, but Blackness is too good a victimhood grift to dilute like that. I wonder if the part of the Saint George movement and the ensuing peace and prosperity across urban areas last summer wasn't in part a response to the trans ideologues getting too big for their britches. I also wonder if the trans explosion wasn't also a response, as a way for white people to claw their way back up the victimhood food chain.

Daniel Ream

BLM has been successfully crashing and cancelling Pride parades - including here in Canada, which has never had slavery and a negligible Black population. Our race hustlers are the Indians.

Thus far BLM has avoided parts of Canada with significant Indian populations. Personally I can't wait to see how the various bands react to this new threat to their iron rice bowl.

David

I do sometimes wonder if the aggressive, active ignoring of this fact isn't a form of crimestop. It’s obvious this is the problem but if you acknowledge the problem, you then have to grapple with the fact that there’s no effective solution.

I suppose you could think of it as a kind of twisted coping strategy. Hence the prickly, unearned adamance and neurotic atmosphere.

See also, mean IQ.

pst314

BLM has been successfully crashing and cancelling Pride parades...

Sounds like their message to the world is, again, that they are thugs whom it will always be impossible to coexist with. How to respond is left as an exercise for the reader.

Governor Squid

Catching up on earlier comments:

A little more than 21% of public school teachers have children K-12 currently enrolled in private schools right now.

I really hope that she means 21% of public school teachers who have school-age children. Given the number of teachers without kids, or whose kids are older or younger than school-aged, that 21% could easily be 40% of teachers with school-age kids. One in five is damning enough.

(Unsurprising that a public school teacher would post a statistic with an ambiguous denominator and no link to the source materials.)

Daniel Ream

Unsurprising that a public school teacher would [...]

As I've mentioned here before (so I'll not bore anyone by repeating the anecdotes), every single public school teacher I've known has been one or more of mentally ill, incompetent, or f*cking one of their students.

Governor Squid

My family members who've gone the schoolteacher route have all flamed out after less than a decade. They've decided to be stay-at-home moms, or transferred to a private school, or gone into another profession entirely.

My idealistic cousin who couldn't believe what a neanderthal I had become in regards to my opinions on her career choices has become one of my closest confidants after five years of seeing things at first hand. The arguments went from "You don't know anything!" to "You don't know the half of it!" so quickly that I thought I misunderheard her at first.

Hopp Singg

Forcibly cutting/shaving a woman's hair is much more traumatic to the victim...

Yes, because you're making her look like a feminist.

pst314

Yes, because you're making her look like a feminist.

Unless you shave her legs.

Steve E

Unless you shave her legs.

Or her pits. Dreadlocks mon.

[ Cue Bob Marley and the Wailers Jammin' ]

Jay Guevara

As the new teacher hired to replace her, I also dealt with feelings of frustration, humiliation, guilt, and anger.

Guilt?

Do please tell us all about feelings. Because we care. /sarcasm

Jay Guevara

One reads articles such as these, and the arguments contained within, and one wonders if the oh so painfully, pretentiously woke authors actually subscribe to the stereotype that a group of young urban black teens act like a troop of chimpanzees,

C'mon, lumping young urban black teens with chimpanzees is uncalled for.

Chimpanzees don't do this kind of thing.

pst314

Chimpanzees don't do this kind of thing.

On the other hand, young urban black teens don't throw their poo.

Jay Guevara

Other examples of students displaying their “cultural knowledge” - and “kinetic” creativity - include the punching of a white male teacher

But let a white male teacher raise a hand to one of these darlings and the resultant uproar will shake the rafters of Heaven.

ComputerLabRat

But let a white male teacher raise a hand to one of these darlings and the resultant uproar will shake the rafters of Heaven.

Was it here or at Althouse - probably was there since it was at a middle school in Madison, I think - that I read about a white male teacher who did something like that. I think the teacher just got in the middle of a nasty girl fight between - 11 year olds? - and forcibly parted the combatants, and all hell broke loose. How dare he touch the sacred Black Body!

Calling that kind of behavior "cultural knowledge" and "kinetic creativity" is just pretty-sounding words that mean they are behaving like feral animals - mindless creatures acting on impulses, with no human agency or free will to control their actions. And yet when some skinhead or KKK member says the same thing in plain english,they're racist. I have learned more ugly racial stereotypes from the Woke making excuses for bad behavior than I ever did anywhere else.

David

Well, you know, apart from… psychopathic disdain for others.

A disdain actively encouraged by educators making endless excuses - or by endlessly repeating the same excuse - and by insisting that reciprocation and expectations of civilised behaviour must not apply to students deemed sufficiently brown, and who are apparently entitled to indulge in bullying, and spite, and general sociopathy. With ever greater boldness.

Such that these exemptions resulted in a surge in disorder, and theft, and violent assaults, with teachers being hospitalised and left in chronic pain, and classroom scuffles turning into riots – in San Diego, and Chicago, and Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, and Oakland, and Santa Ana, and Syracuse. Over and over again.

And advocates of these policies refuse to concede any error on their part.

And this deranged situation is a direct result of educators internalising the claim, advanced by Mr Kendi and countless CRT enthusiasts, that disparities must be, can only be, proof of racism, and therefore a basis for grift, double standards, and anti-white browbeating. To be faced with an obligation to mouth this lie, pretty much daily, while witnessing first-hand the unflattering realities, all but guarantees cognitive dissonance and practised neuroticism.

And hence creatures like Dr Stabler, of which there are so many.

Nikw211

The arguments went from "You don't know anything!" to "You don't know the half of it!" so quickly that I thought I [misheard] her at first.

That I can easily believe.

Retention rates in English and Welsh schools have been notoriously bad for some time.

I think I'm right in saying that the typical route here is a one-year PGCE teacher training programme (which includes practical placement in a school) followed by an on-the-job probationary year resulting in Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) status.

A full 15% of freshly minted trainees will quit during or just after the NQT stage.

By the time five years have passed, that figure will have risen to 32%.

Nikw211

And advocates of these policies refuse to concede any error on their part.

That's as true as it is genuinely alarming given how many such people there are and what positions they hold.

David

given how many such people there are and what positions they hold.

For instance.

Because even the idea of “merit” – and of making distinctions between those who try and those who don’t – is “racist” and “just plain sucks.”

Jen

'Somewhat related', as our gracious host would say...

https://twitter.com/Miss_Snuffy/status/1417893437312012288

Farnsworth M Muldoon

On the other hand, young urban black teens don't throw their poo.

Yeah, that is more of a middle to upper class suburban college age yte thing.

David

‘Somewhat related’, as our gracious host would say...

For those overseas, Andrew Adonis – sorry, Baron Adonis – formerly the Labour Party’s minister for schools, is this clown here.

pst314

Yeah, that is more of a middle to upper class suburban college age yte thing.

The American Left has been doing that at least since the sixties. Remember the leftist riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago? Liberals' lack of concern regarding the leftist violence, combined with their horror and outrage at the "police violence", inspired the publication of Niven's Laws:

1. Never throw sh*t at an armed man.
2. Never stand next to someone who is throwing sh*t at an armed man.

ComputerLabRat
A disdain actively encouraged by educators making endless excuses - or by endlessly repeating the same excuse - and by insisting that reciprocation and expectations of civilised behaviour must not apply to students deemed sufficiently brown, and who are apparently entitled to indulge in bullying, and spite, and general sociopathy. With ever greater boldness...

And this deranged situation is a direct result of educators internalising the claim, advanced by Mr Kendi and countless CRT enthusiasts, that disparities must be, can only be, proof of racism, and therefore a basis for grift, double standards, and anti-white browbeating.

This. A million times this.

How many generations now have been trained to believe that this kind of behavior is ok because of the color of their skin? They've internalized this idea of the eternal victimhood. The Left still has them in chains, but this time chains of their own making, and woe to the unwoke slave who wants to break free and live a normal human life. It'll be people who look like them that will give them the worst punishment - crabs in a bucket. But the Woke Left is held up as the heroes, the saviors, the Good Whytes. They're the biggest racists out there.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of civilization, it is going to get interesting because now "natives" (whatever that means) have entered the competition over who invented the modern world.

It is amazing, though, that all these advanced civilizations were taken over by cannibal cavemen who had to be taught to wash their asses*.

*(A strange and recurring theme among this lot)

pst314

See also, mean IQ.

Charles Murray writes that the gap between the mean IQ's of black and white Americans stopped narrowing in the 1980's. There are multiple reasonable interpretations of this fact, none of which are pleasant to contemplate, and none of which the left is willing to address honestly.

Governor Squid

...the competition over who invented the modern world.

The world goes through a brief moment where it's popular to take the sugar out of one's chocolate, and now the Aztecs think they're back on top.

Sam

It is amazing, though, that all these advanced civilizations were taken over by cannibal cavemen who had to be taught to wash their asses*.

You snark but just look at the mediocre sh!tstains who are managing to subsume and sabotage our advanced civilization.

Idiocracy is a flat circle.

Governor Squid

My news feed just offered me this gem from BBC about keeping cool in the summer without air conditioning. The secret, it turns out, is shade and ventilation.

(Be careful with the ventilation, though -- sometimes when you open the windows, you get noise along with your fresh air. Alas!)

Thanks, BBC!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

My news feed just offered me this gem from BBC about keeping cool in the summer...

According to some forecasts*, air conditioning alone could contribute to as much as a 0.5C increase in global warming by 2100.

I believe that is what we call a self correcting problem.


*(Journalistese for "something pulled out of someone's fourth point of contact")

anon a mouse

that all these advanced civilizations were taken over by cannibal cavemen who had to be taught to wash their asses*

*contemplates drive thru donkey wash*

Oh, sorry. Drifted off there for a sec...

pst314

*contemplates drive thru donkey wash*

Why not gas up while you're at it? Today's special: oats, beans, and chopped hay, with extra beans. If you want to check the fluid levels you'll have to provide your own dipstick.

Baceseras

Jen, thanks for the "somewhat related" . . . from that timeline, found this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/robertwlk/status/1418091399094878209

and did I larf

Karl

fourth point of contact

Why, on this site I learn something new every day!

David

There are multiple reasonable interpretations of this fact, none of which are pleasant to contemplate,

Mr Kendi, for example, is not a particularly clever person. Except in so far as he’s milked the pretensions and racial neuroses of white, middle-class lefties, thereby attracting institutional fawning and enormously lucrative corporate support. His grift goes well.

With his signature evasion and unearned confidence, Mr Kendi insists, “When I see racial disparities, I see racism,” and he blames low SAT scores among black students on teachers and administrators - who must be racist, apparently - and on the test itself, which also must be racist. Like so much else, this is said as if it were self-evident - though why remains unclear. No evidence is offered, no particulars at all, and among his audiences none seems expected. We’re simply told that there “must be something wrong” with cognitive testing, all of it, everywhere. Because alternative explanations are somehow inconceivable. Or at least unsayable.

ComputerLabRat

Because alternative explanations are somehow inconceivable. Or at least unsayable.

Aye, there's the rub.

The unsayable part has to be brutally enforced, too. Can't let people be gettin ideas or anything that eternal victimhood might not be the necessary reality for them. The [relative] popularity of Trump among the sufficiently brown masses scared the crap out of Kendi and Co. It doesn't take a big hole in the dike to bust it. Some of those crabs might actually make it out of the bucket if they think for themselves, unless the rest of the seething mass keeps them in.

pst314

Aye, there's the rub. The unsayable part has to be brutally enforced, too.

I know lots of high-IQ people who cannot look honestly at the evidence. Which reminds me of a psychotherapist who remarked that it was much more difficult to successfully treat high-IQ people because they were so good at coming up with rationalizations for their harmful thoughts and behaviors.

WTP

Which reminds me of a psychotherapist who remarked that it was much more difficult to successfully treat high-IQ people because they were so good at coming up with rationalizations for their harmful thoughts and behaviors.

And a group that is as good at that as high IQ people, if not better, is psychotherapists

pst314

And a group that is as good at that as high IQ people, if not better, is psychotherapists

Indeed.™

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