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Social-emotional learning

While I find nothing specifically to disagree with in this Quillette article criticizing “social-emotional learning”, the latest dumb educational fad, I disagree that any problems can truly be solved without pushing the Overton window so that we can address the elephant in the room which is HBD.

Because of genetic difference between races, the average black kid is not as intelligent as the average white kid, and the average difference, usually stated to be one standard deviation, is pretty darn large.

Without acknowledgement of HBD, and acceptance of the false belief that there are no differences between races, then the liberals’ goal of trying to solve the problem makes sense, especially given their belief system that racism is the greatest of all evils.

Without different races involved, I don’t think liberals would care that much that some white students perform much worse in school than other white students.

Another failure of the Trump administration is to move the Overton window on HBD. Suppression and censorship of HBD has become much worse during the last three years.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 25, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Posted in Education

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  1. I agree with this post.

    The only comfort I can offer is that I believe that socially held truth tends to move in pendulum fashion.

    Too much of a hard swing to the Left (too hard in any one direction means that the socially held “truth” is composed of clearly irrational and false information, which is always necassarily accompanied by visible oppression of the countervailing facts), will tend to guarantee an eventual hard swing in the other direction that then becomes the new socially held truth.

    The visible presence of information suppression is a major sign of this guarantee in my opinion.

    There are no promises as to the timing, however, and it is possible that this belief of mine is born of an irrational optimism.


    October 25, 2019 at 11:20 AM

  2. “Another failure of the Trump administration is to move the Overton window on HBD.”

    But fewer people accept the authority of the Overton window. Quit being neurotic to the point of defeatism.


    October 25, 2019 at 11:31 AM

  3. “. . .we can address the elephant in the room which is HBD.”

    Dear sweet, Lion. Don’t you know this will NEVER be addressed?

    Most humans have this troubling ability to address everything EXCEPT the truth.

    I never could go along or believe bullshit and it DID NOT help me in life; it actually troubled me at how many ostensibly sane and intelligent people could take obvious lies seriously. I mean, REALLY SERIOUSLY.

    Most of the human race is just fucked up and requires a Yacovian dictatorship.


    October 25, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    • There are lots of dictators in the world, how many of them talk about HBD? None that I am aware of. A dictator is more likely to put you in jail for talking about HBD than open up the topic for the free exchange of ideas. No thanks, I don’t want a dictator.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 25, 2019 at 12:18 PM

      • The Third Reich was perhaps the only ruling group in history that based its entire existence on ethnic and racial lines that emphasized both intelligence and strength. They were non-sequitur on Jewish intelligence and black strength, because a racial group should posses both.

        In regards to proles and intelligence: The reason why Eastern Europeans or Slavics are the proliest of the White groups might be in fact due to their lower IQs/intelligence. I find Eastern Europeans, especially Romanians to be dumb overall, just by interacting with some of them. Proles are generally dumber, hence the reason why they are proles.

        Albanians are the dumbest of the Euros, no surprise there, given their nasty reputation, worse than any guido in Staten Island.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM

  4. Trump can’t do that by himself. This is a tug of war where you have millions of people pulling against acknowledgement of HBD, and a few thousand pulling for it. Trump can’t get on the losing side, and pull hard enough to make it win. If he tried, he’d lose all of the gains he had in other areas.


    October 25, 2019 at 12:11 PM

  5. Are you kidding? If you think Trump Derangement Syndrome is bad now, it is NOTHING compared to what sort of hysteria you would have if Trump was saying blacks have a lower average IQ.

    Trump hasn’t said or done ANYTHING racist but half the country thinks he is a white supremacist because he is trying to enforce immigration laws.

    I don’t think the Overton window is ever going to include HBD, HBD is just one of those things that a lot of people know is true, but it simply can’t be spoken of out loud in polite company. Blacks will NEVER accept the fact that they have a lower average IQ. It is not going to happen. You should have picked your own cotton.

    As a white person, I can accept the fact the Ashkenazi Jews have a higher average IQ, and to a lesser extent so do some types of east Asians. But white people did ok despite this. They invented democracy and had the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. They discovered the New World. So it is not so painful to admit other groups are smarter. Perhaps also it is partly because there really aren’t very many Ashkenazi Jews in the world. They aren’t going to take over my country and oppress me. This makes them nice to have around, and also very useful, because they are so smart.

    The Chinese I worry about more, since they probably do want to take over the world and oppress me, and there are a LOT of them in the world. If there is an Overton Window in China and Japan, it probably fully includes HBD. They just assume they are smarter.

    But the Blacks have nothing. Every Black country is a shithole. They haven’t invented anything. They have been enslaved in the past. So they are going to fight until their last breath to prove all their problems are caused by evil white people keeping them down. Even though, today, white people don’t want to oppress them even when they know about HBD. .


    October 25, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    • “You should have picked your own cotton.”

      I have no ancestors who were involved in cotton.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 25, 2019 at 1:22 PM

      • I didn’t mean you personally. Probably only a very small portion of non-old-stock-African-Amercans have ancestors involved in slavery.


        October 25, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    • “ Perhaps also it is partly because there really aren’t very many Ashkenazi Jews in the world. They aren’t going to take over my country and oppress me.”

      That’s not what I learned in the internet!


      October 25, 2019 at 5:42 PM

      • There are a lot of crazy conspiracy theories on the Internet.


        October 25, 2019 at 6:16 PM

  6. I live in a precinct that voted 75% for Clinton and I don’t know a single person socially who doesn’t realize that blacks are, on average, less intelligent and that the cause of this is, at least in part, genetic. Progressives might downplay the degree of hereditability, not want to discuss, and pearl-clutch/virtue-signal if brought up, but the ones I know realize some people are born with higher potential cognitive ability than others and that means, statistically, cognitive ability is almost certainly not equally distributed between groups. The whole point of all the equalist agitprop is not to pursuade people but to impress upon them that it is bad form and a sign of low-status to notice and point out the reality.

    Rich white kids, particularly the socially dominant, athletic boys are much more HBD-based and un-PC on race than was the case when I was in HS/college. The crackdown is in response to the growing acceptance of reality. The more reality becomes obvious the more hysterical the reaction. I’m not saying that truth will prevail, it probably won’t; especially near-term. However, in my part of the world in the last few years, there has been a sea-change in what the top 1% of top 1% whites are willing to discuss in person, if framed properly, with regard to race.


    October 25, 2019 at 2:36 PM

  7. The Quillette article mentions a school where kids look into a mirror that says they’re “the most important person.”

    We ’70s kids got that first, thanks to a certain series of TV interstitials.


    October 25, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    • What are you referring to?

      Department 11

      October 25, 2019 at 6:17 PM

      • Google “the most important person cartoon”


        October 25, 2019 at 6:28 PM

  8. HBD will become accepted science within 10 years. There is too much evidence for it that will be undeniable. My guess is that the breakthrough will happen in China since they are not bound by political correctness and HBD will fuel their imperial ambitions. The political left will still beat the same drum only louder…They will claim that their minority voters must get subsidies because they are both oppressed AND handicapped. It won’t change a thing.


    October 25, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    • “HBD will become accepted science within 10 years.”

      That’s what I thought twenty years ago.

      “They will claim that their minority voters must get subsidies because they are both oppressed AND handicapped. It won’t change a thing.”

      It would change a lot. A test or a school system wouldn’t be considered “racist” because white kids get higher grades. That’s huge.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 25, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    • HBD will not become accepted because accepting it would lead to lower profits for businesses (differentiation would give more bargaining power to prospective and current employees).

      My 2¢

      October 25, 2019 at 7:27 PM

      • Not sure how that works, but highly intelligent people consume less and thus not very profitable for retailers.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 25, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    • No, it won’t be accepted.
      HBD is not exactly cutting-edge science.

      We have known about race differences in intelligence since about 100 years ago, the time when IQ tests were invented. The picture has never changed: Jews at the top, followed by East Asians, then Whites, and Blacks at the Bottom. The IQ results were itself not surprising to anyone familiar with these groups: In the 19th century, for all the racism against Chinese people no one in the US thought that they were stupid or lazy. Jews were considered smart, too. On the other hand, 18-th century stereotypes about Blacks are still quite accurate today. No one accused them of hiding their intelligence.

      We have also known at least since the Coleman Report that the quality of schools simply results from the quality of their student body. There are no bad teachers, only bad students. This too has been ignored, and the US education system still focuses on fixing the “achievement gap”.


      October 27, 2019 at 6:59 AM

  9. And yet you complain that Trump has not done enough self-censoring to appease normies, and is a rash decision maker. I only need point out that you cower in fear under a pseudonym merely because you discuss hbd as a private citizen.

    (I don’t mean that as an insult, I cower under pseudonyms myself, they’re quite cozy.)


    October 25, 2019 at 5:39 PM

  10. Do you think White real estate developers secretly think HBD is real? I think so.

    They understand well that black neighborhoods are undesirable, blacks are incapable of civilization on their own, and some blacks live in desirable row houses and brownstones that could be worth millions once the decrepit neighborhoods run their full course and the destructive parasites are cleared away to pave wave for wealthy SWPL types and middle class Hipsters to move in better known as urban renewal.

    Speaking of the Hudson Valley again, Newburgh is the only town north of the Bronx deemed a ghetto with blacks and Hispanics turning it into a gangland. But has now since seen some revitalization, where Whites are gradually displacing those pesky NAMs.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    October 27, 2019 at 4:49 PM

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