[Keynes] believed Europe was overpopulated, and fretted about a worrying “growth in numbers” among “the element which we regard as least good”. That is, the poor, the stupid, the riff-raff. Keynes wrung his hands over the fact that “it is the poorest and least intelligent part of the population which reproduces itself most rapidly”, and something would have to be done about it, he said.
That something might be eugenics, he believed – the improvement of the genetic composition of the human race through promoting higher levels of reproduction among desirable people and discouraging reproduction among “the poorest and least intelligent part of the population”. Keynes was director of the British Eugenics Society from 1937 to 1944. He described eugenics as “the most important, significant and… genuine branch of sociology that exists”.
I suppose the author most be some sort of conservative, because conservatives don’t like Keynes, and anyone who believes in eugenics is very evil, so this conservative type is trying to let liberals know that their go-to guy on economics is an evil racist.
There’s an article in the NY Times about how America is bad for the health of Hispanic immigrants.
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And while their American-born children may have more money, they tend to live shorter lives than the parents.
The pattern goes against any notion that moving to America improves every aspect of life.
So if this is true, then why is the NY Times in favor of more immigration and granting amnesty to illegal immigrants? We should deport all of the illegal immigrants, and close the borders, for immigrants’ own good, so they can live longer and healthier lives.
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And by the way, the article is full of a lot of bogus assumptions. Puerto-Ricans, who are black, are mixed in with Mexicans who are Mestizo. There aren’t any Puerto-Rican illegal immigrants because they are all allowed to move here legally if they want to. Blacks are known to have shorter life expectancy than whites, who in turn have shorter life expectancy than both Asians and Native Americans, the latter who share Asian ancestry because they came to the New World from Asia back when there was a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska before the last Ice Age ended.
So if the article is comparing first-generation and illegal immigrants (who are likely to be Mestizo) with Hispanics who are born here (who are a lot more likely to be Puerto Rican), then you mixing stuff together.
Also, the reason why immigrants become fat after they move to America is because food is so cheap here relative to wages, even minimum wages, compared to poor countries. In other countries, poor people are skinny because they can’t afford to buy food. Only in America are poor people fat because food is so cheap.
Strangely enough, food is usually exempt from state and local sales taxes. Maybe we have that backwards? Maybe we should have very high taxes on food, and stop the food stamp program which gives food away for free, so that poor people can’t afford to get fat.
John Miller, senior correspondent at CBS and former assistant director of the FBI, reported Thursday morning that authorities found a note inside the Slip Away II confirming suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s motive for the attack.
It was apparently scribbled on the interior wall of the boat’s cabin, which had several bullet holes through it.
“Basically the note says that he does not mourn his brother Tamerlan, that Tamerlan was a martyr now and that he was in paradise, that Dzhokhar expected to join him there soon,” Miller said. “That the bombings were in retribution for the US crimes against Muslims in places like Iraq and Afghanistan; that the victims of the Boston bombing were ‘collateral damage,’ the same way innocent victims have been collateral damage in US wars around the world, summing up that when you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.”
It was dumb of Dzhokhar to explain so clearly that he was a jihadi who believed that he would go to Paradise for martyring himself by killing Americans (although this was barely reported in the mainstream liberal-controlled media which is constantly downplaying the existence of Islamic terrorism).
If Dzhokhar were smart, he would have written that he was with the Tea Party and protesting taxes. The liberal establishment would have eaten that up (as hard as it would be to believe given that Dzhokhar is a Muslim), and law enforcement authorities would then spend all their efforts investigating Tea Party types and would completely ignore the Islamic Fifth Column in our midst, making it a lot easier for the next jihadi to succeed.
Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.
He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods.
Money should be made to “serve” people, not to “rule” them, he said, calling for a more ethical financial system and curbs on financial speculation.
Countries should impose more control over their economies and not allow “absolute autonomy”, in order to provide “for the common good”.
And Republicans want to make millions of illegal-immigrant Catholic Hispanics citizens because they are “natural conservatives.” Ha ha.
The two big news stories on mainstream conservative blogs are the Benghazi incident in which the terrorist attack was mischaracterized as a spontaneous response to a video, and the IRS using its power to make life more difficult for conservative groups.
Both issues demonstrate that liberals are more likely to lie and cheat to get their way than conservatives are. Conservatives are likely to take this as an opportunity to bask in the moral righteousness, but my way of looking at this is the only lesson learned by the liberals is that they have to turn it down a notch so that they don’t get caught again in the future. With liberals continuing to control the mainstream media, our educational institutions, and the government, and conservatives who are too clueless to fight dirty the way the liberals do, the future lies with liberals and with a more Orwellian-1984 type of future.
I should probably stop blogging. It’s only a matter of time before authors of blogs like mine get targeted by the government for their thoughtcrimes. Republicans are too busy trying to control womens’ wombs to have any political capital left over to stop the liberals and Democrats from their inevitable complete takeover.
Good news from the NY Times. Salt is not bad for you.
Another study, published in 2011, followed 28,800 subjects with high blood pressure ages 55 and older for 4.7 years and analyzed their sodium consumption by urinalysis. The researchers reported that the risks of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and death from heart disease increased significantly for those consuming more than 7,000 milligrams of sodium a day and for those consuming fewer than 3,000 milligrams of sodium a day.
One can assume that the average U.S. sodium intake of 3,400 mg/day is healthy for you.
There was this nice girl in the HR department of a government contractor I used to work for. I talked to her many times on the telephone with respect to a position I was hiring for before I actually met her in person. When I finally met her for the first time, I was very surprised to see that she was black. She sounded completely white on the phone. As I wrote in the previous post, it’s very rare to meet any black person in the United States who doesn’t have at least a hint of a black accent.
She was college educated but she wasn’t any special genius, and in fact she really mangled the job descriptions I sent her because she thought she was “improving” them. So a black person doesn’t need to be as smart as Obama in order to speak without an accent, and Obama himself has some strange accent that doesn’t sound especially Ivy League.
More than once during our conversations she mentioned that her brother was running for some political office in southern Virginia. I was surprised again when she later mentioned he was running in the Republican primary. What kind of black man would be a Republican? Apparently the kind who has a sister who speaks perfect white-accented English.