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April 18, 2022

The Morning Report - 4/18/22

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Good morning, kids. Hope you all had a blessed Easter and Passover. So, while our attention was focused last week mostly on a shooting rampage in a Brooklyn subway station carried out by a racial jihadist amped up on a lifetime of brainwashing, the same purveyors of the poison that led to what happened there are getting ready for another spring and summer of love over another innocent-as-the-day-is long black man named Patrick Lyoya who was gunned down in cold blood by a white supremacist with a badge in Grand Rapids, MI.

Well, that's what the propaganda line is.

In point of fact, after being pulled over by the cops for some sort of traffic violation, an altercation ensued in which Lyoya bolted from the scene, and after a brief chase, struggled with the officer and tried wresting the officer's taser away, leaving the officer no alternative but to shoot the suspect dead. Chris Rock, of all people, famously had a routine called "How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police!" Evidently, Lyoya never saw it. Neither did George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and a long list of young black men and women who are the cannon fodder for the Marxist divide-and-conquer Democrats. It is tragic in the extreme when anyone's life is cut short. But let's face facts. The reason that blacks represent a disproportionate number of those incarcerated or, sadly, meet a violent end either at the hands of the police or far more overwhelmingly by others of their ilk is because they are committing the vast majority of crimes. In any case, all of these alleged victims were set on the road to their demise almost from the day they were born by not only a political party and movement that used them for their own gain, but by the moral failings of the parents who spawned them.

While the chattering class and media focus on inequities and claims of social injustice, Dr. [Charles] Murray (Ph.D. MIT) points out that although there is certainly racism in every society and in America, the reality is that the inequities of socioeconomic status are more the result of cognitive ability and criminal activity.

The majority of the relatively short but powerful and scholarly book, Facing Reality, is focused on data and evidence. Murray repeatedly reminds us that all social science research must always be careful to consider contributing factors.

Murray disputes the fashionable assumption that racial discrimination creates social inequities.  The reality, says Murray, is that racial inequalities in America between European- and African-heritage people in health, wealth, position, status, and income can be traced to a significant disparity in African Americans’ cognitive ability and criminal behavior.  The inequalities are also present to a lesser degree for Latin-heritage people. . .

. . . Murray’s view of the disparate higher rate of criminality in the African and Latin communities is a separate analysis that has to do with how members of a group fit into the society as good citizens.  If your group has a violent crime rate 2 or 3 times or more than the rate of the Europeans and Asians, that produces less assimilation and less success. 

Murray aims to revive what he calls the “American creed,” a set of ideal commitments to foundational freedoms, human dignity, individualism, equality under the law, and the use of neutral, colorblind measures of individual talent and competence to assign economic and social roles. . . Critical Race Theory and its associated concepts have created an environment that repudiates the principles of the founding and created counterproductive and polarizing abandonment of the American principle of a meritocracy and treatment of citizens as individuals, not members of a race, ethnic group, or tribe. . .

. . . The American meritocracy that Murray promotes requires dismantling the Diversity Equity Inclusion (DIE) governmental business and academic bureaucracies, now well developed and able to preserve their hegemony.  At present these bureaucracies are blind to the realities Murray discusses.

In The Bell Curve, which was my introduction to Murray 30 years ago, Murray and Herrnstein emphasized that civil conduct and the adoption of sensible and moral social behavior will overcome some of the disadvantages of a lower IQ.  Marriage and work create an ordered personal life that extends to community participation and social justice.  Societies need to promote norms of behavior.

We know little about improving IQs, but the research of Murray and Herrnstein showed that people of limited cognitive ability will be successful if they complete high school, then work and work effectively, marry before children and live a good citizen’s life of obeying the law. Imagine a national program to promote strong intact families and civil society.  Common sense, but far removed from the current political-social attitudes.

I'm a bit reticent about the notion of minorities being inherently less intelligent vis a vis IQ scores than whites. But when you compare the mountain of research that went into the authors drawing that conclusion with the raving lunacy of Ibram X. Krement and Calypso Louie in proclaiming white people as genetically predisposed to being racist devils, well then, let's research the former premise. Of course, even suggesting it would be stepping on a political third rail while government and the private sector are falling all over themselves to kneel at the alter of "toxic whiteness."

As Victor Davis Hanson intimates, this crap is how nations and societies commit suicide.

The use of racial preferences (i.e., "racism") to stop racism hinges either on proving systemic racism in current America or resorting to the Aeschylean notion that the sins of the past generations must fall on present generations—even if there are few who are direct descendants of ground-zero “racist” slave owners or Jim-Crow adherents.

But are such “systemic” notions really true? Several ethnic minorities enjoy higher per capita incomes than do whites. Whites commit hate crimes at lower percentage rates than do blacks. In some categories of rare interracial crimes, blacks, for example, are far more likely to attack whites violently than vice versa. They are also disproportionately responsible for the upsurge in hate crimes committed against Asians.

White officers are not more likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than are minority officers. At least in terms of all those arrested each year; the police are not less likely to shoot disproportionately white unarmed suspects than black unarmed suspects. Until the train wreck of the Biden [junta] hit us, blacks had achieved their lowest unemployment rate in U.S. history at a time of nearly zero inflation. . .

. . . What is the result of the constant racial stereotyping of 230 million of all different lineages and classes as some single-minded, hateful undifferentiated borg called “white”? Do we remember the Yale lecture by New York psychiatrist Dr. Aruna Khilanani, who bragged, “I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their [sic] body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step, like I did the world a favor?”

What comes from normalizing elite racist discourse like the following from a Damon Young, a New York Times contributor: “Whiteness is a public health crisis. It shortens life expectancies, it pollutes air, it constricts equilibrium, it devastates forests, it melts ice caps, it sparks (and funds) wars, it flattens dialects, it infests consciousnesses, and it kills people . . . .”?

Why then would we not see a mass murderer like Darrell Brooks driving his car to kill as many of the air polluters and climate change killers as possible in Waukesha? Did Brooks have a “bounce” in his step in the aftermath? Did the Black Lives Matter organizer who rushed to the scene to gush over the mass murder as the possible start of the “revolution?" . . .

. . . So why wouldn’t a known racist firebrand like Brooks or Frank James, the racist subway shooter, believe that he was only acting out the thoughts of elites who were bragging about either shunning non-improved whites or playing at beheading them?

The Youngs and Mystals and their counterparts in all races are the rarer foot soldiers. They act out the theories and rants of far more numerous, privileged, and elite racialists in a dysfunctional but symbiotic relationship. The former lap up and normalize elite hatred, their even more privileged brethren assume the ensuing chaos of the street will be utilitarian in leveraging more of their own privilege from those of their own exclusive class.

Of winds and whirlwinds, my friends.

The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.


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