“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.” – Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
We might opine that humanity has a primal pathology which consists of wanting external intervention to finally validate us. The same predation that we fear, we hope will be turned around and instead, we will be recognized as so good that it becomes clear to all that we are living the best life possible.
Consider a pick-up basketball game. If you join, you have made yourself susceptible to failure. You can take a shot and miss, pass the ball to the wrong team, or otherwise screw up. Each screwup reveals mental disorganization and unrealistic thinking on your part, and says that something is wrong with you.
Similarly, if you are out foraging for roots, mushrooms, and bushmeat when you encounter a sabretooth tiger, and you do not either defeat it or escape it, natural selection passes judgment. You were less capable than you needed to be and now you have ceased to exist genetically.
More than anything else, this is what animates the human soul: the fear of losing, and the want for that big lottery-style win after which you can never be wrong again. Inside every human is the desire to kill everyone else and be the last man standing (possibly with a harem of excitable young ladies).
Nature understands better than we do. In nature, the standard distribution rules. Some confront the sabertooth, where others get a “sixth sense” tingle and get out of the way before it appears. Some beat the tiger, and those on the left edge of the curve get killed and eaten.
Even if humanity had been dropped off by a UFO or created at once by the gods, this fear would remain. Its shapes all of our thoughts. Because of it, we often appeal to talismans, icons, scapegoats, and universals which seem like an external force perpetually validating us.
Normally people get validation from culture, which basically says “here is our goal, here are our principles and aesthetics, and if you use the latter to reach the former, you will be rewarded with our goodwill and esteem.” You can knock out a lot of screwups by doing a few good things.
With the demise of culture, we reach what people call “postmodernism” but really is the death of any culturally-shared understanding of the world (thanks, diversity!). Nothing means anything because we have no common symbols, goals, or principles other than the lowest common denominator of money and pacifism.
The Left is built around a scapegoat. To them, whoever has succeeded is oppressing the rest and this justifies oppressing the successful and taking what they have. It is the insincere rationalization of criminals and parasites, no matter how well-intentioned by many.
The Right often falls for scapegoats. For example, the mainstream Right blames “Satan” and the underground Right blames The Jews.™ These are symbols of what is wrong, but they do not correspond to the reality, so are merely palliative care for our fevered and neurotic brains.
We can only change when we accept that change is in our hands. God will not do it for us, nor will some dictator, nor even will the esteem of the herd. The herd, after all, are those without culture except themselves. They esteem only what they think will bring them riches, safety, or fulfillment of desires.
The West has been in decline for a long time. It will only cease decline when we recognize that bad decisions were made and we have to unmake them. Nothing else will change our trajectory, so by definition, everything else is defeat by our own hands.
Principal economist Marc Desormeaux says his analysis finds Canada’s plan to increase immigration could boost gross domestic product per capita if newcomers continue to have the same success getting work that they’ve enjoyed recently.
“That’s significant because there have been questions in the past about whether immigration boosts just GDP or GDP per capita,” he said.
GDP per capita is a country’s gross domestic product divided by the population. Many consider it a better measure of a country’s living standards than the overall GDP figure.
Translation: if we use affirmative action programs to force people to hire minorities, we have grown the economy on paper, therefore tax revenue will rise and therefore, your benefit programs are safe and your retirement fund will increase. This shows us the scope of the voter and the actual reason for increasing immigration. The free stuff from government is at risk.
Observation of their behavior showed that initially, the sheep who had become acquainted at the start of testing, prior to division into smaller groups, moved closer to one another. But shortly thereafter, the sheep began to leave such groups to make their way to the sheep with which they had been partnered during the stressful events.
This is what they used to replace culture: constant fear, stress, anxiety, and instability. Democracy naturally forces a type of temporary bonding, but it is a weak bond, so they must repeat the terror again and again in order to keep the herd unified.
Notably, in addition to retaining some pre-1994 race laws, the ANC has introduced racialism not only in new legislation adopted during the democratic era, but also into legislation from the pre-democratic era that was originally non-racial. This latter category of race law includes the 2002 amendments to the 1941 Merchandise Marks Act and the 2003 amendments to the 1936 Insolvency Act.
The present extent of the IRR’s research shows the democratic-era year 1998 as representing the highest number of race legislation, at 20. The top four are rounded out by 2000 (at 17), 1976 (at 9), and 2001 (at 8). Seven items of race legislation are found in each of the years 1957, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1997, 2002, and 2008.
That “post-racial” society you were promised? It does not exist. In the grand tradition of revolutions, those in power were simply replaced with another group acting in its own interests and not those of the nation-state.
These days, a dwindling number of European governments are interested in opening their arms to people on the move, save to the notable exception of around 8 million Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Europe, of whom some 4 million are registered in the EU.
Under far-right Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Rome has tightened rules for humanitarian group-run boats that rescue migrants at sea, requiring them to return to port immediately after picking up migrants and not continuing to seek out other boats in distress.
Conservative Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer is pushing for EU cash for border fences. Sweden, current holder of the rotating EU presidency, is keen to step up deportation. Poland and Hungary are long-standing, outspoken critics of liberal migration and asylum policy. Denmark has a goal of taking in “zero” refugees.
Slowly the scope of the disaster dawns on them: the migrants are not generating the tax revenue that they were promised to generate, even when given jobs through affirmative action style schemes. Nearly three billion people can migrate if they can. This will not only be failed policy but the extermination of cultures and unique genetic groups.
Black children showed lower amygdala, hippocampus, and PFC gray matter volumes compared with White children.
The scramble to find other explanations than r/K strategy has begun.
Wanna see egalitarianism fall? Check out this nature over nurture realization:
In line with the researchers’ hypotheses, maltreated and non-maltreated [conduct disorder (CD)] youths displayed distinct alterations compared to healthy controls. When combining the CD youths with and without maltreatment into a single group, the CD group displayed lower cortical thickness in the right inferior frontal gyrus. However, when the maltreated and non-maltreated youths were separately compared with healthy controls, those who had experienced maltreatment displayed more widespread structural changes in comparison to healthy controls that did their non-maltreated counterparts.
Maltreatment alone does not produce conduct disorder. Therefore, nature plays a bigger role than environment, and the people who are committing crimes are not doing it because they were mistreated, but because something is wrong with them that comes out whether maltreated or not.
Species most sensitive to population increases or decreases during a period of intense climate warming about 150,000–120,000 years ago had very similar trait combinations, suggesting that such “redundant” trait sets might help maintain the stability of ecosystems under such periods of intense environmental change.
In translation, this means that our ancient traits are still relevant despite modern attempts to erase them with “diversity,” which by creating One Grey Race in the Semitic and Eurasian tradition reduces actual diversity and produces a population which will be unable to adapt.
Ninety nine years ago this month, Woodrow Wilson, crippled by strokes and humiliated by the Republican landslide of 1920, lay dying in Washington. His dream of a liberal, rules-based world order survived him, however, and the Western response to Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine demonstrates how powerful his legacy remains.
Liberal internationalists around the world believe that global institutions (like Wilson’s ill-fated League of Nations) can replace the anarchic, often deadly, power struggles between nations with a system of orderly management that brings the rule of law to a weary world. Institutions like the United Nations and the International Criminal Court, as well as agreements like the Paris climate accords, reflect efforts by diplomats and politicians in the U.S. and abroad to create the kind of world that Wilson sought.
For Wilson’s modern heirs, technocratic governance through rules-based international institutions represents humanity’s last, best hope to avoid cataclysmic disruptions ranging from world wars to climate change. From this perspective, Mr. Putin’s defiant international rule-breaking threatens the foundations of Wilsonian order. If a great power gets away with breaking the rules this egregiously, humanity falls back into a nuclear jungle.
Wilson like all democratic leaders was merely following a precedent cascade that started with the French Revolution: if individualism is our goal, then every person is important, therefore we are all equal, which means taking power away from the strong to give to the weak. This must then be done on an international stage, an economic one, and a racial one, in order to avoid rejecting our Founding Premise of individualism.
That ends up looking like a soft tyranny that manages the bad behavior of its citizens, something brought on by individualism and bureaucracy abolishing culture, by protecting the vulnerable:
They say it needs to be more open and proactive in talking about the steps being taken to tackle unpleasant, dangerous or threatening behaviour.
For Northumbria Police, Detective Chief Superintendent Deborah Alderson has been leading the work with Ubisoft on this agreement.
She argues that policing “is about prioritising protecting the vulnerable”.
Individualism naturally leads to pacifism and that in turn leads to tyranny as we try forever to stop conflict, enforce safety, and eliminate mentions of what people do not want to hear. However, reality is what it is, and all but a few humans are heat-seeking missiles directed at megalomaniac, narcissistic illusion, so “eliminating conflict” means “worshipping error” in the long calculus.
In these mixed flocks, chickadees are almost always the subordinate individuals, outcompeted by their larger flockmates.
We found chickadees in flocks with titmice and nuthatches were more likely to figure out the feeder than chickadees in less diverse flocks. Titmice in diverse flocks were also more likely to solve the task than titmice in less diverse flocks. It’s possible, with more eyes and ears to perceive potential threats, individuals can spend less time patrolling for predators and more time problem-solving.
Modern writers are so idiotic that this person did not realize that in trying to make an argument for pacifism serial diversity, he just made an argument for a segregated racial caste system.
Beijing’s top envoy to the EU on Wednesday questioned the West’s call to help Ukraine achieve “complete victory,” on the eve of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s possible arrival in Brussels.
Fu Cong, the Chinese ambassador to the EU, also criticized the bloc for “erosion” of its commitment on Taiwan, warning “senior officials from the EU institutions” to stop visiting the self-ruled island.
Diversity means that you become enslaved to your consumer base which is diverse. Europe depends on China as a market for its products. If America forces Europe to pay for its own defense and China stops buying BMWs, then Europe will enter a new dark age of poverty in which all those government social benefits will go away.
“As part of supporting Ukraine, Warsaw has managed to deplete its own military resources, and now it is confused,” Kremlin-appointed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posted Monday on Telegram.
He also asked: What if, after the successful completion of the invasion of Ukraine, “Russia begins to denazify and demilitarize the next country? After all, after Ukraine, Poland is on the map!”
“Frankly, I personally have such an intention, and I have repeatedly stated that the fight against Satanism should continue throughout Europe and, first of all, on the territory of Poland,” Kadyrov also said in the post.
Diversity means instability and having Chechens and Russians in the same country makes little sense, but by abolishing culture, leads the path for parasitic ideology to take over. In the meantime, conservatives who have been anti-Ukraine are now seeing how they got played as Useful Idiots by a regime that is play-acting at being conservative but really is the same thing as the old Communist empire, just with more mixed-economy market socialism now.
Our study reveals that a global average of about one third of the adult population would be willing to emigrate. Under the current global circumstances, this is probably the norm. But I would like to stress again that our indicator is a very general one. Nevertheless, it gives a good indication of the subjective personal perception of the relationship between the place where a person lives and the quality of life that he or she expects or desires.
Compared with previous studies, we registered a slight increase in emigration potential. Perhaps this is not really a surprise. Younger generations — including those in Europe — are more and more mobile. Poor urban populations in many parts of the world — especially in the so-called developing world — are desperate to leave for a better place. Very successful people from small countries often don’t see enough potential to develop their skills in a small market.
It’s not surprising that on a national level, people from low-income countries want to migrate to a place where the standard of living is higher. People always compare. Naturally, people want a better life, but not necessarily because the current one is bad.
Abolish culture, get markets and ideology instead. This means that you will have a Globalist Race of grey people everywhere, no culture, and no one committed to anything but what personally benefits them as they can see it right now. Humanity has devolved itself rather handily with equality. If orbiting aliens wanted to destroy us, they could not do better than by encouraging our natural solipsism to flower into individualism and then egalitarianism. In the meantime, the West is about to see the problem with opening the doors in the first place, because at some point, there will be enough migrants to vote for nothing but more migrants.
And just because Black women, and Black people as a whole, are finding employment at increasing rates, Wilson said it doesn’t always mean the newly employed are better off. She pointed to the fact that the rate of wage growth is showing signs of slowing. In addition, the hospitality and leisure sector — which Wilson said can typically pay less than other industries — added the most jobs this month.
Through the magic of affirmative action, more horrible and meaningless jobs were created so that false growth can be promoted so that it can be taxed and we can do the whole thing again. Although they blame “racism” (of course) this seems to more reflect the types of jobs that Black people are working:
That’s because Black workers are more able to find employment in strong labor markets and can be the first to lose their jobs when the economy weakens. Some of this is due to structural racism in the U.S. as well as over-representation of Black workers in low wage jobs and industries that tend to be hit hardest in downturns, such as hospitality and construction.
“Black workers are the canary in the coal mine — are you actually hiring people?” said Bill Spriggs, chief economist at the AFL-CIO.
The group generally faces higher unemployment and more difficultly in securing work than their white and Asian peers.
The pacifist, egalitarian, utilitarian, and individualist solution is to use government to control the economy further by mandating race quotas, at which point the disaster of the meritocracy in promoting incompetents for being good at school will be amplified by promoting incompetents for having the right racial, sexual, ethnic, religious, and poverty components.
A few months back, before Covid-19 kept us in our homes and George Floyd made us take to the streets, I was walking with a friend, her daughter, and my twin sons. My friend is White and I’m not — something I’d never given a second thought until we reached a crosswalk. “Remember, honey,” she said to her daughter as we waited for the light to turn green, “we need to wait for the little White man to appear before we can cross the street.”
I realize that White people like to exert control over nearly everything everyone does, I thought, but since when did this literally include trying to cross the street?
Part of my surprise here was a function of age. My boys are a few months younger than her daughter and we hadn’t yet tackled the “crossing the street” component of basic toddler training. But as a Black dad, I was struck by the language at play. How is it possible that well into the 21st century, parents all over Manhattan — well-meaning, #BLM-marching parents — are teaching their children to ask “little White men” for permission to cross the street? And why doesn’t this seem to bother them?
There is a difference between “White” and “white.” White people are not actually white, but are sort of pinkish with blue undertones. Little white men on traffic signs are there to be easily visible without using the colors associated with stop, go, and caution. With diversity, every single thing in a society becomes politicized because culture has been abolished.
A food vendor in Rockland County is apologizing for what it calls “unintentional insensitivity” for the hot lunch it offered students on the first day of Black History Month.
Students at Nyack Middle School were given chicken and waffles with watermelon for dessert on Feb. 1.
“They were asking people if they want watermelon and I remember being confused because it’s not in season,” said student Honore Santiago.
So what do you serve for Black history month? If you serve Black-associated food, you are racist; if you do nothing, you are racist; if you serve everyone pizza, no one will complain until they notice all of their kids have become bloaty little taters.
I am a 42-year-old St. Louis native, a queer woman, and politically to the left of Bernie Sanders. My worldview has deeply shaped my career. I have spent my professional life providing counseling to vulnerable populations: children in foster care, sexual minorities, the poor.
I’m now married to a trans man, and together we are raising my two biological children from a previous marriage and three foster children we hope to adopt.
I left the clinic in November of last year because I could no longer participate in what was happening there. By the time I departed, I was certain that the way the American medical system is treating these patients is the opposite of the promise we make to “do no harm.” Instead, we are permanently harming the vulnerable patients in our care.
Insane people produce insanity. If anything, she was doing good work by sterilizing the children of the insane, but she found out that she was in fact reducing the numbers of “her people” — the insane — by killing them off before they could pass on their defective genetic frameworks. In reality, only about 0.1% of people fall between sexual identities, and these are best handled by leaving them alone. Providing “free” healthcare at the same time penalizing “white” people in jobs and education caused lots of people to move toward being part of the new victim-class and reaping the attention and employment rewards. My guess is that many of these parents figured that as long as they had a transsexual child, its employment would be guaranteed for life and they would not have to interrupt their pursuit of pleasure in retirement to fund their dubious crotchfruit. Ending the genetic lines of such people is a win for humanity.
In more than 140 papers, he and colleagues have documented the relatively low radiation exposure of Fukushima residents and the health impacts of the evacuation—a high death toll among the elderly, increases in chronic diseases, and a decline in general well-being.
Now consider the sheer amount of harm done by “evacuation in place” like diversity.
Alexander returned to class and was promptly met by the vice-principal, arrested by two local police officers and charged with trespassing. The now seemingly former student of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School told the National Post in an interview that he made comments during a class discussion on gender.
“It was about male students using female washrooms, gender dysphoria and male breastfeeding. Everyone was sharing their opinions on it, any student who wanted to was participating, including the teacher,” Alexander said.
“I said there were only two genders, and you were born either a male or a female, and that got me into trouble. And then I said that gender doesn’t trump biology.”
In order to have tolerance, we must be intolerant of those we do not want to tolerate, which tells us that tolerance is a paradoxical and unreal concept in the first place.
Children were shown pictures of Black children, who they did not know and who were their same gender, and pictures of white children who were not their gender. That is, girls saw Black girls and white boys, while boys saw Black boys and white girls. Steele and her research partner found that the level of bias depended largely on how children thought about the faces.
When the girls were asked to think of the Black girls as girls, their positive associations increased relative to white boys, but when asked to think of the Black girls as Black, they favored the white boys. The boys in the study showed the same pattern of own-gender favoritism when they were asked to think about Black boys and white girls as boys and girls. But racial bias was still found when these same faces were seen through the lens of race.
People look for those most like them. If race enters the equation, it dwarfs sex. No wonder society became sex-obsessed and gender-obsessed: it must distract from the fatal complications of diversity.
German engineering is known worldwide for its quality and innovation. But that brand is under threat. The number of students beginning university degrees in STEM fields — shorthand for science, technology, engineering, and math — fell 6% in just one year, according to a recent study from the nation’s federal statistics agency.
Many countries today are struggling with a shortage of skilled labor, but Germany has been hit on two fronts. Many of its engineers and technical specialists are now entering retirementat the same time that Germany needs to pull off a massive digital and green transformation, a task that will require an army of workers skilled in IT, engineering and other advanced technical fields.
The tax burden falls on those with money, and instead of sacrificing lifestyle, they have fewer children. Thus in the name of protecting the vulnerable (spit) the population declines from the top down. Soon you have lots of people who cannot become engineers and then, in order to keep the tax machine afloat, you import tons of foreign engineers. At this point, your domestic engineering students know that they will be working for foreigners and therefore will have frustrating, stunted careers, so they bail out for something easier. The solution is to remove equality.
“Instead, we find evidence of what we called ‘compelled mobility’—the fact that Black youth had to leave their neighborhoods and go to predominantly white neighborhoods to find better-resourced schools, stores and other organizations that often weren’t available where they lived.”
Results showed that it was white youth living in mostly white neighborhoods who experienced the most racial isolation—they spent about 89% of their nonhome time in white-dominated neighborhoods and only about 2% of their time in Black-dominated areas.
In contrast, Black youth from segregated neighborhoods spent about 40% of their nonhome time in white-dominated neighborhoods, and about one-quarter of their time in neighborhoods with racial compositions like their own.
Diversity works for no one.
I do not accept my guilt, because I am not guilty of any of the events they described in the lecture. I am happy to listen, I can empathize to some extent, but we then need to talk about that. Because it’s not totally accurate what they are saying, and I certainly cannot accept taking any blame for it any more than they should take blame for the blacks selling African slaves.
If this was being done to address slavery today they might have a point, but these guys did not give a damn about slavery occurring today, or the fact the products they buy are made in Asian sweat shops by people suffering human rights abuse right now, not 70 years ago.
I think they just want to get their hands on some $$$ reparations $$$, and are using pre-1960s history to try to leverage it. They really want everything to be the fault of whites, but anyone who has educated themselves on the wider story, knows whites were a small, albeit successful, part of the whole.
Nothing can make diversity work. Those on the bottom blame those at the top. Those at the top can never do enough for those on the bottom, who through a mechanism like socialism, lose agency over their own futures.
The video shows a man with long hair, identified as Gilbert Ortega, chant in a mocking manner, as well as saying “MAGA Country” at one point, a reference to Former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, Make America Great Again.
On Feb. 9, police announced that charges would be submitted against Ortega for three counts of disorderly conduct.
The Facebook and Instagram pages for the business are no longer publicly accessible as of the evening of Feb. 8.
What do you do when one part of the diversity criticizes another part? Our answer seems to be “soft totalitarianism”: we destroy the person who was critical. That is so we can be tolerant by being intolerant of intolerance.
In October 2016, Haidt argued that the conflict at universities “between truth and social justice is likely to become unmanageable.” He stated last September that he would resign from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology because he believes the DEI and anti-racism commitments it requires from its members are conflict with his duty to tell the truth.
“In order to present research at the conference, all social psychologists are now required to submit a statement explaining ‘whether and how this submission advances the equity, inclusion, and anti-racism goals of SPSP,’” he wrote in an essay for Heterodox: The Blog.
“Most academic work has nothing to do with diversity, so these mandatory statements force many academics to betray their quasi-fiduciary duty to the truth by spinning, twisting, or otherwise inventing some tenuous connection to diversity,” Haidt continued.
Jon Haidt just equality diversity to the Tower of Babel.
“The songbirds’ direction of travel is determined by two areas in the genome. Genes from the southern subspecies take the bird towards the southwest, across the Iberian peninsula to their wintering grounds in western Africa. Genes belonging to the northern subspecies instead lead the willow warblers towards the southeast, over the Balkans, to locations in eastern and southern Africa,” says Staffan Bensch, biology researcher at Lund University.
Humans are no different. It is our pretense of being gods that insists otherwise, but this is both blasphemous and unrealistic.
The College Board pared back discussion of intersectionality and removed altogether sections entitled “the Movement for Black Lives” and “Black Struggle in the 21st Century”.
Following objections from Florida, the organisation also expunged left-wing black authors Kimberlé Crenshaw, bell hooks and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Sections on Black Lives Matter and slavery reparations have been removed from the exam and are now optional projects, while a new section on “Black Conservatism” has been added.
In the long term, you cannot polish a turd, and diversity is a turd. Increasingly battling over control of the syllabus does not work. Public education will have to end because of diversity.
While there isn’t evidence of explicit discrimination from the IRS or its revenue agents, the findings show the disparity stems from a faulty software algorithm used by the agency to pick who gets audited.
Bureaucracies generally target easy wins. If they spot an obvious error, they get an easy win. In the meantime, other forms of diversity continue stealing tax money at a record pace and no one will speak out about it.
After Beyond went public in 2019—at the time the most successful major initial public offering since the 2008 financial crisis—competitors rushed into the space, followed by a categorywide pandemic surge. Since then the industry has plunged. Supermarket sales of refrigerated plant-based meat plummeted 14% by volume for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 4, according to retail data company IRI. Orders of plant-based burgers at restaurants and other food-service outlets for the 12 months ended in November were down 9% from three years earlier, according to market researcher NPD Group.
The mass trends originate in the population, not the media. People want to believe in these symbols of externally fixing all problems with one easy — not deliberate, but discovered by serendipity — fix. Then it turns out that it was all hype all along. Every time!
The worst 31 counties — generally urban jurisdictions — have about a fifth of the country’s population but accounted for 42% of the country’s homicides in 2020, said John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which conducted the study.
The worst 5% of counties accounted for 73% of homicides. That ticked up slightly from 69% in 2014 and 70% in 2016.
Cook County in Illinois — home to Chicago — led the country with 775 reported homicides in 2020. It was followed by Los Angeles County at 691, Houston home Harris County in Texas at 537, Philadelphia at 495 and New York’s five boroughs at 465.
How interesting, all highly diverse areas.
According to the report, which focuses on the perspectives of the people actually affected, everyday racism in Germany manifests itself not only in physical acts of violence and verbal attacks. People who clearly have a migrant background also experience discrimination at school, in sports clubs, when looking for housing, at work or by the police.
Nobody likes diversity. Minorities put up with it for the chance to take over someday. After all, eventually the White people will be drained by taxes and give up.
A months-long investigation by Townhall revealed that William Dale Zulock, 33, and Zachary Jacoby Zulock, 35, allegedly used social media to prostitute their two elementary-aged sons.
William Zulock, a government worker, and Zachary Zulock, a banker, were indicted in August 2022 on charges of incest, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, felony sexual exploitation of children and felony prostitution of a minor.
Create a protected class of people, which egalitarianism always does, and watch abusers quickly hide behind that shield. The same thing happened in Rotherham, and no one spoke up for fear of being accused of being anti-egalitarian.
However, the government says the system is heading for disaster because the ratio between those working and those in retirement is diminishing rapidly.
From four workers per retiree 50 years ago, the ratio has fallen to around 1.7 per retiree today, and will sink further in the years ahead.
Nearly all other European countries have taken steps to raise the official retirement age, with Italy and Germany, for example, on 67 and Spain on 65. In the UK it is currently 66.
Worldwide, liberal democracy is out of money, having spent it on socialism and diversity. War is coming.
“A lot of the erosion of Ardern’s popularity, and Labour’s popularity, has been around not being really able to fight for the working class or the middle class … or just really make their day-to-day lives easier in terms of their economic wellbeing and their ability to make ends meet,” she said.
When you spend all of your money on anti-racism and anti-poverty programs, you run out of money as need increases because it is easier to rely on the system than be productive.
Over twice as many Blacks as Whites are in multigenerational families in which at least one family member is unemployed, and over three times as many Blacks are in multigenerational families in which everyone is simultaneously unemployed. Whites are more likely to have at least one family member who has a college degree or who owns a home by 28 percentage points and 32 percentage points, respectively. Race differences in multigenerational socioeconomic resources are even larger among families in which one generation is disadvantaged―for example, a family member who is unemployed or does not own a home. We conclude that the family safety net is substantially weaker for Blacks in multigenerational families, with greater potential demands to help others but fewer resources available to provide help.
This is not racism, this is a clash of cultures. Black people need Black nations.
…Rather the bureaucracy can be terrifying, while huge amounts of public money are spent on activities of dubious utility.
Japan’s future will have lessons for the rest of us. In the age of artificial intelligence, fewer workers could drive innovation; Japan’s aged farmers may be replaced by intelligent robots. Large parts of the country could return to the wild.
Will Japan gradually fade into irrelevance, or re-invent itself? My head tells me that to prosper anew Japan must embrace change. But my heart aches at the thought of it losing the things that make it so special.
Joining the “future” means adopting that heavy bureaucracy to provide socialist-style entitlements. The past did not have that, or democracy, which is why it was great. To get out of this cycle, a society must end its addiction to equality. We were better off under the kings.
“I remember going into a shop and being followed, like, at first, I didn’t even – I was just like so excited, like just walking around, and then I realized that I was being followed.”
The more diverse the place, the more the people there manage diversity as a risk. Ask Black Angelenos how they scope stores to see if they are Asian-owned, or Mexicans how they test for Salvadorans.
Though diversity trainings have been around in one form or another since at least the 1960s, few of them are ever subjected to rigorous evaluation, and those that are mostly appear to have little or no positive long-term effects. The lack of evidence is “disappointing,” wrote Elizabeth Levy Paluck of Princeton and her co-authors in a 2021 Annual Review of Psychology article, “considering the frequency with which calls for diversity training emerge in the wake of widely publicized instances of discriminatory conduct.”
Dr. Paluck’s team found just two large experimental studies in the previous decade that attempted to evaluate the effects of diversity trainings and met basic quality benchmarks. Other researchers have been similarly unimpressed. “We have been speaking to employers about this research for more than a decade,” wrote the sociologists Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev in 2018, “with the message that diversity training is likely the most expensive, and least effective, diversity program around.”
The problem is not a lack of information; it is that the official Narrative is bogus.
Tadarrius Bean and Demetrius Haley both joined the Memphis Police Department in Aug. 2020, NBC News reported, more than two years after the department dramatically loosened the education qualifications to become an officer.
Recruits no longer needed an associate’s degree or 54 college credit hours to join the force, and could get by with five years of work experience, Action 5 reported.
Loosening the required qualifications however means that the department is ultimately getting “less desirable” job candidates, Mike Alcazar, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a retired NYPD detective, told The Post.
In order to have meritocracy in schools and affirmative action in hiring, society has lowered its standards across the board, and now almost all public figures even in minor roles are blazingly incompetent.
The inquiry comes amid indications of input from overseas extremist groups, including far-right groups in Britain and neo-Nazi groups in Europe and North America.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris admitted that recent protests across Ireland had been “sinister”.
He said gardaí were now liaising with police forces in other European and North American countries to learn lessons about how to handle such far-right agitation.
Ideology means that when things go wrong, you double down on the ideology to protect the system and scapegoat those who have noticed the problems.
The information Zheng stole was related to the design and manufacture of gas and steam turbines, including turbine blades and turbine seals. Considered to be worth millions, it was sent to his accomplice in China. It would ultimately benefit the Chinese government, as well as China-based companies and universities.
Zheng was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month. It is the latest in a series of similar cases prosecuted by US authorities. In November Chinese national Xu Yanjun, said to be a career spy, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting to steal trade secrets from several US aviation and aerospace companies – including GE.
It is part of a broader struggle as China strives to gain technological knowhow to power its economy and its challenge to the geopolitical order, while the US does its best to prevent a serious competitor to American power from emerging.
Diversity means inviting your enemies to sit among you. The Chinese Communists want to destroy everything but Chinese Communism. This is the nature of ideology, and it arises from the need to control a group whose culture has been destroyed by diversity. Like the Soviets before them, the Chinese have started managing diversity as risk:
Aynür’s life tells the story of how a country that once celebrated its cultural diversity and anticolonialism came to embrace ethnic nationalism. China’s party-state openly criticises Europe’s history of colonialism and genocide, so why is it imitating its darkest moments with violent assimilation policies of Xinjiang’s Uighurs?
Xi Jinping has celebrated majority Han culture as the timeless “soul of the nation”, gradually shifting ethnic policy from formal inclusion of 56 ethnic groups to cultural nationalism. Influential political economist Hu Angang called fusion a means of making China a strong and prosperous state again, while anthropologist Ma Rong considers “teaching barbarians” a revival of imperial tradition. These arguments emerged following mass violence in 2009, sparked by the murder of Uighur labourers by Han colleagues in a Guangdong factory accused of using coerced labour.
The 56 ethnic groups in China did not arrive there yesterday. Asia was perhaps the first continent to confront diversity, and it continues to divide its populations and force them toward ever more radical ideologies.
“Essentially what we found is that when looking over this whole time period across the United States, after about eight years, greater levels of investment in water infrastructure were associated with decreases in poverty, increases in per capita income and decreases in unemployment,” Mueller said.
When factoring in demographic data, the researchers found that communities that had more Latino or Indigenous residents did not have the same positive correlation between rural local water infrastructure investment and economic outcomes.
“We did start to see that in more Latino and more Indigenous counties, there weren’t significant effects anymore, but we didn’t find that to be the case for Black Americans. As counties in the United States had larger populations of Black residents, the effect either persisted or actually got stronger in all cases except for unemployment,” Mueller said.
Throwing money at the problem does not solve it, but in some communities, the govbucks offer a temporary economic lift because of government hiring and spending.
Miyashiro had a similar experience while attending Seattle University. At a Filipino club meeting, she and other members were reassured that any percentage was “enough” to be Filipino. Later, she received a club email to a scholarship for Filipino students in her major but discovered she was not eligible for it.
The scholarship required applicants to be 50% or more Filipino, while she was only about one-eighth.
Diversity lays the groundwork for future misery.
But outside office hours, Montes shared her knowledge about American plans for Cuba — gleaned from classified US government documents — with the DGI, Castro’s intelligence agency. From 1984 to 2001, Ana would memorize secret documents on American policy before sharing the information over casual dinners with her Cuban handlers. Montes was literally given medals by the Cuban government for her undercover work (which they would take back for “safekeeping”), but as Montes regularly “dazzled” her US superiors with the quality of her work, no one was the wiser.
The Montes family had Puerto Rican roots, but Ana was born an American citizen in 1957 in Nuremberg, Germany, where her Army father was stationed. She was raised in Topeka, Kan., after her father was transferred there.
The US analyst turned turncoat took a clandestine trip to Cuba, using fake passports while wearing different disguises and traveling through Spain and Czechoslovakia first. In Havana, the DGI taught their newest recruit the tradecraft the Soviets had previously taught them: how to send secret communications, how to lose a tail, even how to beat a polygraph (by managing blood pressure through the controlled clenching of the sphincter muscle).
“Assimilation” is a fallacy.
Now, as a result of this and other changes that Scharf is making, including pushing for more revenue from investment banking and credit cards, Wells Fargo will more closely resemble megabank rivals Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. Both companies ceded mortgage share after the 2008 financial crisis.
Wells Fargo said it was investing $100 million toward its goal of minority homeownership and placing more mortgage consultants in branches located in minority communities.
“Our priority is to de-risk the place, to focus on serving our own customers and play the role that society expects us to play as it relates to the racial homeownership gap,” Santos said.
Doubling down on failed policies that caused the 2008 crisis as a token, this company is escaping the risk of diversity home ownership.
Morath attempted to remove HISD board members in 2019, following years of unacceptable academic performances at a high school and other alleged failings by the trustees.
Wherever diversity goes, it destroys the once-vaunted high performance of Western institutions and installs corrupt sinecures instead.
The new report shows more women, as well as Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaska Native people collectively, worked in STEM jobs over the past decade, diversifying that workforce, and are earning more degrees in science and engineering fields at all levels compared to previous years.
However, those groups—as well as people with disabilities—broadly remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics when compared to their overall distribution in the U.S. population, reflecting the larger equity challenges our nation faces.
First the diversity increased in STEM, then the STEM field collapsed because too many people were hired to do simple tasks and did them badly. The warning shot was Boeing with its $8/hour H-1B labor that produced a plane which crashed repeatedly, a position it was driven to take by increasing unionization in America.
At least 1,500 African Americans have moved to Ghana since 2019, following a campaign by Ghana’s government. The campaign, dubbed the “Year of Return,” became a catalyst for many descendants of Africans in the diaspora to embark on a spiritual journey.
She quickly fell in love with the continent. The trained lawyer now lives in the capital, Accra, and married a Ghanaian.
“I love it here, I would much rather be here than in the [United] States for sure,” she said. Saafir-Ankomah has since become an ambassador urging many Africans in the diaspora to visit Africa to experience the rich heritage.
Diversity makes diaspora misery, but cultural unison makes a saner frame of mind.
“Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness,” Gandhi wrote.
In the passage, Gandhi refers to Black South Africans as “kaffirs,” a highly offensive racist slur.
Lal, the historian, said: “If somebody asks, ‘was Gandhi a racist?’, if that’s a question for some period of his time in South Africa, then the answer is, ‘yes’.”
No one likes diversity, even international peace icons.
In the late 1970s, when the federal government created our modern racial classification scheme, Arab Americans were placed in the white classification, along with Iranians, Afghans, Berbers, Jews, Chaldeans, Armenians, and others. This decision attracted no controversy, as the overwhelming majority of Arab Americans self-identified as white.
There are fewer actual Whites remaining than people realize, and once you factor out Semitic groups like Arabs, Irish, Italians, and Jews even fewer remain.
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