… if true.
But, then again, Vox Day rarely leads us astray. This would help explain the crazed neocon, uniparty drive for war with Russia. Click that.
When I first saw the following story my initial thought was that the Chinese, as “well-intentioned” as they might be, are a little late in the coming. American and European Communists began infiltrating the academy in earnest in the 1940’s. Today they have virtual control over most US education, from grade school to graduate school.
But, that’s not exactly what the story is about. It seems the Chi-Coms want (and have) direct influence over their students studying abroad in America.
While many countries, including the United States, fund educational activities abroad, the Chinese government’s direct support for, and control over, student groups appears to be unique. Beijing’s influence over these groups is also beginning to raise questions and concerns among students on American campuses, who fear they will be accused of being agents of espionage. The growing ties are also concerning U.S. government officials, who are wary of China’s political and economic reach in the United States.
At a security hearing last month, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that American universities are naive about the intelligence risk of Chinese “nontraditional collectors, especially in the academic setting,” and claimed that China poses a “whole-of-society threat.”
Those comments have alarmed some Chinese students. Several Georgetown University student representatives wrote an open letter to the university president, asking the school to disavow Wray’s statements and calling the comments a “witch-hunt” and a “McCarthyist craze.” The article also cited FP’s recent report revealing that the Georgetown CSSA has received Chinese government funding.
If this is a witch-hunt, modern-day, 21st Century McCarthyism, then rest assured in around 40 years a Venona-ish report will surface, justifying the hunt 110%.
But my initial fears are likely misplaced or over thought. Yes, young American Tide Pod-eaters and their post-hippy professors, and SJW administrators would surely appreciate a little more official indoctrination. However, the Chinese variety – geared towards a xenophobic nationalism and eco-techo progression – probably isn’t for them. I suspect they are more in favor of old-school Soviet central planning, with all the speech and religion quashing, heavy-handed social and work assignments, and mass murdering.
There’s sure to be some small crossover. Maybe forced abortions and population limitations could replace the religion of Row and specious climate change, blame-it-on-man reactionism. But the main focus of the article and of Wray’s concerns is that of a fifth column of potentially nefarious foreigners embedded in, and drawing resources from, American culture or what remains of it.
There may be a place for the left’s new meddling here, on the side against the infiltrators – a sort of American nationalism for those who really hate America. Odd but possible. East Asians, minorities though they be, here, are rapidly becoming the new white men, especially in employment and double-especially in academia. High IQ, serious students, who naturally excel at math and science, don’t exactly help the numbers or the narrative. It’s something for someone to think about. Feel, maybe.
For the rest of us, all of this kind of fits with Vox Day’s second edition of Voxiversity, Sink the Ships. Watch on YouTube (before they SJW it away):
It’s a quick work from a quick study. It builds on the inaugural episode. History shows time and time again that egalitarian kindness is often the worst source of the worst violence and pseudo-genocidal changes any culture or people can subject themselves too. Sinking the ships, figuratively or literally, an overt act of unpleasantness to be certain, may just be more humanitarian in the long run than the alternative.
Something else to think about. Maybe best without the feels.
It’s like the Fourth of July! Scott Olson/Getty/Foreign Policy.
Vox Day offers a few suggestions for E.O. action on gun control:
In any event, this is what I would advise instead of doing nothing and trusting the states to be sensible.
Arrest Dan Israel, take Nikolas Cruz into custody, stop the demolition of the school, and order an investigation into the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the Secret Service, and every other federal, state, local agency that had any contact with that school in the last six months. Then publish the results of the investigation and have the DOJ prosecute the various guilty parties.
Criminalize the public advocacy of gun control, using the anti-BDS template. Any television or radio station advocating gun control would lose its broadcasting license. Any corporation advocating gun control would lose its federal contracts.
Announce mandatory carry reciprocity between states on pain of losing federal highway funds.
Stop all federal funding to all universities, colleges, and schools that ban guns on campus.
Announce an executive order suspending all state and local gun control laws.
I think we’ll see my suggested E.C. designations before any of this. But, hey, nice thoughts. I also recommend adding a DACA-esque “program,” sure to be mandated and defended by the Courts, to halt enforcement of all federal gun laws – Deferred Amnesty for the Second Amendment, or DASA!
And … at least I didn’t react to the Trumpishness quite like the Z Man.
Good on ya, Vox!
This is huge (especially for being just under 16 minutes). Please watch Vox Day’s inaugural Voxiversity video:
You can tell it’s effective truth by the way the SJW Stasi attacked it immediately. Ignore the idiotic “warning.” And I hope you’re in an area where this can be viewed easily. (Banned in: Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Estonia, France, United Kingdom, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Martinique, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Poland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Reunion, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, French Southern Territories, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte). Hopefully there is a VPN or other workaround for that.
This is an outstanding work of history and philosophy drawing on the reliable past and exploring what it means for our present and for the near future.
Please spread the word. Learn more at Vox’s site; donate if you’re able.
Nisi Deus ad Plagam!
Vox Day on Christopher M. Langan’s thoughts on the current (and past) state of education and the plight of the “gifted.”
Chris Langan, who is a) a lot smarter than I am, b) definitely UHIQ, and c) may in fact qualify for an entirely different category of intelligence, rightly condemns the modern system of education as a massive waste. And worse, an institution literally designed to cripple the most intelligent students subjected to it.
Owing to the shape of a bell curve, the education system is geared to the mean. Unfortunately, that kind of education is virtually calculated to bore and alienate gifted minds. But instead of making exceptions where it would do the most good, the educational bureaucracy often prefers not to be bothered.
In my case, for example, much of the schooling to which I was subjected was probably worse than nothing. It consisted not of real education, but of repetition and oppressive socialization (entirely superfluous given the dose of oppression I was getting away from school). Had I been left alone, preferably with access to a good library and a minimal amount of high-quality instruction, I would at least have been free to learn without useless distractions and gratuitous indoctrination. But alas, no such luck.
While my own background is rather exceptional, it is far from unique. Many young people are affected by one or more of the same general problems experienced by my brothers and me. A rising number of families have severe financial problems, forcing educational concerns to take a back seat to food, shelter, and clothing on the list of priorities. Even in well-off families, children can be starved of parental guidance due to stress, distraction, or irresponsibility. If a mind is truly a terrible thing to waste, then the waste is proportional to mental potential; one might therefore expect that the education system would be quick to help extremely bright youngsters who have it rough at home. But if so, one would be wrong a good part of the time.
Let’s try to break the problem down a bit. The education system is subject to a psychometric paradox: on one hand, it relies by necessity on the standardized testing of intellectual achievement and potential, including general intelligence or IQ, while on the other hand, it is committed to a warm and fuzzy but scientifically counterfactual form of egalitarianism which attributes all intellectual differences to environmental factors rather than biology, implying that the so-called “gifted” are just pampered brats who, unless their parents can afford private schooling, should atone for their undeserved good fortune by staying behind and enriching the classroom environments of less privileged students.
This approach may appear admirable, but its effects on our educational and intellectual standards, and all that depends on them, have already proven to be overwhelmingly negative. This clearly betrays an ulterior motive, suggesting that it has more to do with social engineering than education. There is an obvious difference between saying that poor students have all of the human dignity and basic rights of better students, and saying that there are no inherent educationally and socially relevant differences among students. The first statement makes sense, while the second does not.
The gifted population accounts for a very large part of the world’s intellectual resources. As such, they can obviously be put to better use than smoothing the ruffled feathers of average or below-average students and their parents by decorating classroom environments which prevent the gifted from learning at their natural pace. The higher we go on the scale of intellectual brilliance – and we’re not necessarily talking just about IQ – the less support is offered by the education system, yet the more likely are conceptual syntheses and grand intellectual achievements of the kind seldom produced by any group of markedly less intelligent people. In some cases, the education system is discouraging or blocking such achievements, and thus cheating humanity of their benefits.
Some schools, even of the government variety, do a very good job with actual knowledge installation and instruction. Other times, advanced students will learn regardless of the circumstances (really that happens at all times, though not always with visible “academic” results). But, in a system of “schools” which more resemble prisons than the old academy, it’s usually the kids with the most potential who suffer the most from the dumb-it-down/security complex.
It used to get better when the bright young adult reached college – for some it still does. But with our universities increasingly becoming overly-expensive extensions of the lower indoctrination program, hope fades there too. The example de jure: Duke University (or is it Duchess University??) continues the war on males in education.
And these are the overt issues, caused by a host of underlying problems in society, both political and cultural. If you have a child, especially a bright child,these are all things to consider carefully. Do that.
More money! More testing! Sutori.
Trump set off a firestorm, yesterday, with comments, or a question (which he kind of disavows now) about where our immigrants come from. I thought the question articulate, if a bit vulgar, and if he asked it.
Anyway, the answer to this “why” is the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, one of the most evil legislative items ever foisted upon the people. Vox Day on the origins and effects:
Ted Kennedy illustrates why third-generation immigrants should not ever be permitted to govern or even vote in his deceitful argument for the 1965 immigration act.
First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same…
Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset… Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…
In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think… The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.
They have to go back. They ALL have to go back. It is no longer up for debate. The post-1965 mass immigration policy was entirely based on lies and misrepresentations, and 50 years on it is clear that global migration has destroyed America, the largest invasion in human history has severely weakened the United States, and if a significant portion of the post-1965 immigrants and their descendants are not repatriated in the next decade, they will cause the complete collapse of the Union, violent ethnic conflict, and a civil war of unprecedented magnitude. At this point, the Yugoslav option may be the best possible outcome; the Czechoslovak option appears to be already beyond reach.
Listen to the warning of an American Indian. The dirt is not magic and it will not remain yours once you permit foreigners to settle on it. And rest assured that your descendants, if you have any that survive, will curse your incredible stupidity and short-sightedness, which is of epic historical magnitude.
The media, the UN, and other vehement anti-Westerners have taken the novel (never heard before!) approach of calling Trump a “racist” and a “Nazi.” Hmmm.
Now, other truths aside, here’s an examination of what passes for the white, European natives of modern America:
Yeah, read that again and ponder how much worse it could actually get. It can (and will) get worse, but Lordy…. ‘Murica…
Out today and I just delved into my copy. Review forthcoming.
Read this book:
If you’re into this sort of thing, it’s the best selling political philosophy book out there – the second law of SJWs explained.
Just breezed through Ivan Throne’s powerful forward and the hilarious yet chilling chapter one.
Every intelligent adult in America should read this book. I was going to say “every straight white man in America” but even the others need it – because anyone can become a target in the culture war. For my fellow SWMs: read it and heed it.
PS: If you’re following the Las Vegas shooting, particularly if you’re in lockstep behind the official government/media narrative, know that that just changed, significantly. Immediately change what you think and say about it or the SJWs will call you a crazy conspiracy theorist or worse.
Not even reviewing the Perdomo – yet. Sitting here, waiting on a storm.
There’s Irma in Florida. You knew that.
NFL ratings continue to fall. Heh.
Goldman is losing money and influence. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Vox Day debated Andrew Anglin over whether National Socialism is of the political right. Vox, correctly, said, “no.” Anglin was supposed to take the other side, saying, “yes.” It wasn’t really a debate. Instead Vox made logical, informed, and accurate points while Anglin shrieked about “The Jews” and how little he understands (anything).
A commenter on Vox’s site summed it up as “IQ vs. JQ.” If you can make it partly through the whole hour, you’ll hear the 2 SD (likely 3-4 in this case) Hollingworth IQ communication gap in action. If you read some of the YouTube comments, you’ll see what another 2 SD drop looks like. At least, I sincerely hope you will…
That’s about it. Stay safe Florida.
Early night now…
Speak your mind, speak the truth, at Google and they exact a price:
The internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry.
James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal, saying in an email to Reuters on Monday that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”
Damore said that he was exploring all possible legal remedies and that before being fired he had submitted a charge to the US National Labor Relations Board accusing Google upper management of trying to shame him into silence.
“It’s illegal to retaliate against an NLRB charge,” he wrote in the email.
Americans aren’t just increasingly fat; they’re increasingly stupid.
Today, Vox Day noted the decline in the average college IQ over the past six decades. We’re collectively down 12.3 points, almost a whole SD. It kind of matters. Smaller brains and larger waistlines so not make for a good or viable trend.
I also read a review of sorts by Chris Sullivan of Anthony Esolen’s Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture. Esolen may have some answers for the academic decline and more.
Anthony Esolen, a professor at Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire and recently of Providence College, Rhode Island, has written a stinging critique of modern education and American society in general titled Out Of The Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture published by Regnery Publishers, 2017.
It’s a short book – 203 pages – but contains much wise social commentary and observations on everything wrong with American education, if there’s any such thing. Esolen is not one to beat around the bush. If you don’t agree with him it isn’t because he is opaque. For instance, chapter one is titled, Giving Things Their Proper Names: The Restoration Of Truth Telling. It is divided into several sections with their own headings, one of which is Are We a World of Liars?
“In a word, yes.
It was the education angle and the fact of Thomas Moore College that caught my attention. TMC may be the best deal in the country for affordable, quality higher education, Catholic or otherwise. I want my daughter to consider the school.
Anyway, I bought a copy on Kindle this morning. I’m planning to start reading it tonight. If warranted, and time allowing, I’ll post a review here and at Amazon. Chapter Four is: Man by Nature Desires to Know: Rebuilding the College.
That’s important to me and should be to all Americans. Most of our “schools” have become anti-intellectual, places where knowing is the last thing desired.
Looks good from my cursory overview. I’ll let you know.