Reason, Liberty, & Culture

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Applying Reason to Social Issues

by Lewis Loflin

Definition of racism: holding differing standards or treating people differently due to race, that like gender and species, is a product of biology. Examples of racism today is affirmative action, pretending one's value is based on race and not merit or individual achievement, etc.

There are no such things as trans-racialism, trans-genderism, or trans-species. You are not a cat because your mental condition leads you to believe you are.

Racism has nothing to do with criticism of culture, politics, religion, behavior, etc. Islamic politics-religion or Latino Culture, for example, is not a race nor is Hinduism or Christianity. Yelling racism on every issue makes the term a joke.

Noting the high levels of minority violence and criminality is a critique of culture and behavior and for the same reason, the critique of white trash meth heads has NOTHING to do with race.

To claim other wise is irrational.

Identity politics has a long and ugly history under its proper name - fascism... David Horowitz

Definition of rationalism: "a belief or theory that opinions and actions should be based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response."

Reason at all times must be backed by facts in the real physical world, not a make believe world concocted by academics.

Definition empiricism: "the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience. Stimulated by the rise of experimental science, it developed in 17th and 18th centuries" in Europe and America. That means one must present physical, verifiable proof not vote, conjecture, authority, or mere opinion. John Locke and David Hume are two of it's early leaders.

Science without empiricism is not science. Empiricism has nothing to do with faith, feelings, or popular vote. Leftism rejects empiricism.

Social sciences are not based on empiricism but feelings and intuition, not facts or reason. Social sciences are NOT science.

Race is not a "social construct" but is based on science and biology. Claims otherwise is irrational.

Gender is not a "social construct" but a product of biology and science. Claims otherwise is irrational.

Claims that reason itself is a racist, white male "social construct" is insanity. This is irrational nonsense. Ask many of my brother engineers in Africa and Asia if they are white racists because they use reason and science.

Howard Dean on Iran

Women in Iran are going to prison for refusal to wear a burka. Some American feminists are claiming the burka is liberation!

In fact many feminists and gay rights groups are as extreme in defending Islam as they are hating Christians. This is irrational being gays are murdered and women are treated like property in most Muslim cultures.

Progressives such as Howard Dean claims Iran is NOT and Islamic nation. The Islamic Republic of Iran is not Muslim??? Irrationalism 101 on display. They are Shea Islamic religious fundamentalists.

The so-called "Islamic State" is not Muslims according to Social Justice worriers. Irrational because they are Sunni Islamic religious fundamentalists. The destruction of churches and monuments, rape, forced conversions, and murder is how Islam has destroyed every culture and people from North Africa to India.

Examine any world map circa 630 A.D. and notice all of the nations and cultures that no longer exists. Use some reason once in a while.

Factual criticism of the Muslim RELIGION, it's tribal and backward CULTURE, and behavior of certain groups and individuals is not racism. Islam is not a race and to claim otherwise is irrational.

Claiming all people of Muslim background are terrorists, etc. is ignorance and untrue.

And it still is not racism because RELIGION has nothing to with RACE which is based on BIOLOGY.

Yes Yes European-American Culture is Superior and you need to get over it. Culture has nothing to do with race. The idea that all cultures are equal is irrational. Millions try to flee failed cultures and nations in the Muslim world, Latin America, and Africa because they want what we have. Most do not want to reproduce what they left behind.



Update April 22, 2014: The Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling in Michigan.

This was against the voter approved ban on affirmative action.

It's hoped we can finally end institutionalized racial bias. The fight is not over yet. Even before this ruling the liberal racial social engineers were already at work.

We should not punish White and Asian students based on racial group membership.

In the article How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others by Russell K. Nieli proves this point. To quote,

When lower-class whites are matched with lower-class blacks and other non-whites the degree of the non-white advantage becomes astronomical: lower-class Asian applicants are seven times as likely to be accepted to the competitive private institutions as similarly qualified whites, lower-class Hispanic applicants eight times as likely, and lower-class blacks ten times as likely.


World's 50 Most Violent Cities Were Black-Hispanic in 2014

January 21, 2015

Forty-three of the world's 50 most violent cities in 2014 were in Latin America...

Ten cities in Mexico made the most-violent list, and all of them except for Acapulco and 50th place Cuernavaca are located in the country's north - Culiacan, Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Obregon, Nuevo Laredo, Ciudad Victoria, Chihuahua, and Tijuana...

The others are black majority cities:

The list also includes four US cities among the world's most murderous: St. Louis (19th), Detroit (22nd), New Orleans (28th), and Baltimore (40th). The three cities not in the Americas that made the 2014 list were in South Africa - led by Cape Town, in 14th place.

Ref. https://news.vice.com/article/nearly-all-of-the-worlds-50-most-violent-cities-were-in-latin-america-in-2014

The New York Times bitterly admits:

Colleges currently give little or no advantage in the admissions process to low-income students, compared with more affluent students of the same race, other research has found...Among high-achieving, low-income students, 6 percent were black, 8 percent Latino, 15 percent Asian-American and 69 percent white, the study found.

It's right there in writing - 84 percent of the talented poor are white and Asian at 69 percent white. Their effort will once again be to benefit less qualified Blacks and Hispanics.

Whites and Asians will still face exclusion over their racial classification. Differing standards based on race are the essence of racism.

Elitist whites that operate these racist cesspools.

They harbor a livid self-hatred of their race and the our culture. While seeking to destroy it, they benefit the most from it.

Known as Oikophobia it's a type of self-destructive mental illness. It's xenophobia and hatred turned inward that destroys one's ability to reason.

See Oikophobia.

See Bernie Sanders Who Wants an American Venezuela

American Jews unlike Israelis who are conservative. Lefty Jews hate or scorn Israel while ignoring rampant anti-Semitism on the Left. Muslim Jew haters join fellow Leftist' in Jew hatred.

If they want a death wish leave the rest of us out of it. Israel loves Trump. No matter how many Jewish grandchildren he has Lefty American Jewry will hate his guts.

Don't get into the idea of some secret Jewish plot nonsense of David Duke. Jewish and non-Jewish Leftists are the same people. They harbor the same hatreds.

White Oikophobia is the same as Jewish anti-Semitism and they think alike. To quote and substitute "white' for Jew:

"(White) Jewish self-hatred illustrates the convergence of the milieu of anti-Semitism's (or white guilt) influence in various specific subcultures, with the pathological need of some (whites) Jews to find favor in such cohorts. This explains why (white) Jewish self-hatred is so pervasive within institutions (academia in particular) to which belonging carries prestige...Rather than simply leaving the faith (one can't leave their race white is not a social construct), or admitting to themselves the subtle but inhospitable Jew-contempt (and white contempt) that permeates the club to which they betroth, the self-hating (white) Jew identifies with the aggressor and adopts its resentment against (white) Jewish interests in a craven effort to prove one's bona fides...

Elite colleges are hot beds of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hate - hatred. Anti-Zionism is a cover for anti-Semitism.

The following has been revealed by the New York Times March 16, 2013:

Only 34 percent of high-achieving high school seniors in the bottom fourth of income distribution attended any one of the country's 238 most selective colleges...despite a stated desire to recruit an economically diverse group of students, have largely failed to do so...

There's no effort at all to recruit high-achieving white and Asian students.

Efforts concern only lower-achieving Blacks and Hispanics. These ignored students never graduate college at all even attending local colleges. So why is this an issue in 2013? Here is the reason why:

Elite colleges may soon face more pressure to recruit poor and middle-class students, if the Supreme Court restricts race-based affirmative action. A ruling in the case, involving the University of Texas, is expected sometime before late June...

Why the heck do we assume all poor people are black and Hispanic when in fact by shear numbers most of the poor are white?

They fear ending affirmative action racism. They need another excuse to allow less qualified non-whites into the system.

Lower income whites are likely to be conservative and the wrong social class and race.

Diversity for non-whites only

In "How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others" by Russell K. Nieli explains this. "Diversity" has become anything but white.

Most "white positions go to for the rich kids of former graduates. They share a similar political and social ideology of the institution.

Other positions go to selected international students. The rest goes to racist diversity quotas. "Diversity" doesn't include the majority of white Americans outside their group.

Most elite universities seem to have little interest in diversifying their student bodies when it comes to the numbers of born-again Christians from the Bible belt, students from Appalachia and other rural and small-town areas, people who have served in the U.S. military, those who have grown up on farms or ranches, Mormons, Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses, lower-middle-class Catholics, working class "white ethnics, social and political conservatives, wheelchair users, married students, married students with children, or older students first starting out in college after raising children or spending several years in the workforce. Students in these categories are often very rare at the more competitive colleges, especially the Ivy League...

See Working Class-Poor Whites Excluded from Top Universities.

Even Poor Whites Outscore Wealthy Blacks

In The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education noted in their article "The Widening Racial Scoring Gap on the SAT College Admissions Test" (2005) which even taking income into consideration found:

  • Whites from families with incomes of less than $10,000 had a mean SAT score of 993. This is 129 points higher than the national mean for all blacks.
  • Whites from families with incomes below $10,000 had a mean SAT test score that was 61 points higher than blacks whose families had incomes of between $80,000 and $100,000.
  • Blacks from families with incomes of more than $100,000 had a mean SAT score that was 85 points below the mean score for whites from all income levels, 139 points below the mean score of whites from families at the same income level, and 10 points below the average score of white students from families whose income was less than $10,000.

The Journal further states:

Once again, if we eliminate Asians and other minorities from the calculations and compare only blacks and whites, we find that 0.2 percent of all black test takers scored 750 or above on the verbal SAT compared to 2.2 percent of all white test takers. Thus, whites were 11 times as likely as blacks to score 750 or above on the verbal portion of the test. Overall, there were 49 times as many whites as blacks who scored at or above the 750 level.

On the math SAT, only 0.16 percent of all black test takers scored 750 or above compared to 1.8 percent of white test takers. Thus, whites were more than 11 times as likely as blacks to score 750 or above on the math SAT. Overall, there were more than 61 times as many whites as blacks who scored 750 or above on the math section of the SAT.

In a race-neutral competition for the approximately 50,000 places for first-year students at the nation's 25 top-ranked universities, high-scoring blacks would be buried by a huge mountain of high-scoring non-black students. Today, under prevailing affirmative action admissions policies, there are about 3,000 black first-year students matriculating at these 25 high-ranking universities, about 6 percent of all first-year students at these institutions.

But if these schools operated under a strict race-neutral admissions policy where SAT scores were the most important qualifying yardstick, these universities could fill their freshman classes almost exclusively with students who score at the very top of the SAT scoring scale. (Meaning Asians/whites.) As shown previously, black students make up at best between 1 and 2 percent of these high-scoring groups. (At 13 percent of the population.)

They have no intention of keeping this race neutral. Qualifications without regard to race whites overwhelm low-achieving Blacks and Hispanics.

High achieving poor whites suffer for affirmative action favoring less qualified non-Asian minorities.

Diversity defined by income alone whites would be the big winners along with Asians. This discriminates against higher achieving, poor white people.

Ref. March 16, 2013 The New York Times "Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor"