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PostSubject: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:51 am

We live in an age of demystification.

The basic premises is that if you do not ascribe to the popular Nihilistic Religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), then you must ascribe to the secular humanist variants, which, although retaining the same core values and principles (particularly in regards to the idea of humanity), they replace the terms being used, to lend them legitimacy.

God, becomes State, then Party, and finally Humanity.
The Absolute, becomes singularity, one, thing, whole.
Paradise, becomes Utopia.
Priest, as the mediator between the real and the unreal, becomes figurehead, then specialist (expert, scientist, professional etc.).

The last category includes the socioeconomic competent, supporting the communal legitimacy with market value: how does the mediator sell? - how popular, marketable, are his words, positions, ideas? - how much hope (antidote to anxiety/fear) does said mediator provide, accentuating his market value?

The progression form "first came the word, and the word was God", and the obsessive dedication to the text in a Book of codes of conduct, slowly morphs into symbols usurping the sensual, sometimes contradicting it, and an obsession with statistics, numbers and, primarily, with words.

Now, I want to make this clear, words(numbers), as symbols of human abstractions, are useful tools.
Abstractions are simplifications/generalizations of sensually perceived phenomena (the apparent).
Simplification/Generalization is the elimination of dimensions, so as to bring into focus a dynamic (interacting) pattern, same as when a moving scene is frozen with a snapshot. The elimination of dimensions (space/time) makes the dynamic processes of (inter)activity manageable. they can be stored, analyzed and integrated into bigger conceptual abstractions only when they've been reduced to the level of "thing".  

Herein lies the danger in the process, which may corrupt the abstractions turning it from useful to useless, or delusional - imagination becoming fantasy, where the only utility of the abstraction is as a tool for escaping (detaching from) reality, rather than engaging it.

A further component to consider is dependence.
These experts, academics, specialists, scientists deal with data. How this data is understood, analyzed, is corrupted by their particular psychologies and the environments this psychology is forced to function within.
A single psychology is supported when it participates in a collective of similarly affected psychologies....creating a peer group.

Another element is funding.
We live in a very controlled socioeconomic system - resources highly regulated.
An individual explorer, thinker, researcher, depends on more sophisticated instruments to accentuate human sensual limitations.
Human awareness has reached a level where human senses no longer suffice - especially in areas other than the humanities or any discipline dealing with the human being.
The access to the tools necessary to broaden and deepen human perceptions, thusly adding to human perspectives, are costly.
an expert, specialist, needs economic support, which never comes with no strings attached. The one funding chooses whom and what to fund, and he also chooses when to withhold funding, if and when the conclusions becomes detrimental to its well-being.  

Seeking an honest perspective seems, at first, dependent only on the integrity and motive of the particular seeker, but when one includes in the analysis the funding, and the repercussions of an independent study on the researchers family and career and his/her social reputation, then everything is not as clear and honest.

Over the years I have heard of brave thinkers who dared to speak their own truths, only to face the expected repercussions of this daring.
I want you to give me examples of similar peer-pressuring censorship which exposes the simple human fact that no matter how objective a discipline wishes to be the collateral effects always participate in the preliminary question being asked, and then on the data accumulated and how this data is interpreted.

Examples of thinkers, scientists, academics who have faced the wrath of Modernity.
Those who have been silenced, leaving behind the aprrots that rep[eat the same messages.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:52 am

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The age of this particular person must have been a factor in his decision to speak out loud what few dare to whisper in the corners.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:01 pm

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Here is an example of how an honest exploration is dealt with by the forces of nihilistic censorship, supported by a system which benefits from placating the sheeple, with ideas that comfort and reduce the importance of nature/past, and the repercussions of natural selection (Evolution Theory):


If this is not peer-pressuring censorship then what, the fuck, is?

What "debate" happened here?
More of a character assassination before a highly prejudiced audience.
The threats were obvious.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:15 pm

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What happened to Donahue, who also dared to air positions such as this?:


What happened to the Jew, David Cole after the airing of this program?



Why not an uproar by those who have been force-fed hose-shit for years?
Why not a question or two...
Why is the U.S. funding a Holocaust museum based on lies?
Why is the revision from six million down to one and a half not significant?
Why is the holocaust industry less effective?
We notice it in many movies, pop-cultural venues not adjusting their numbers?
Every movie has some Jew suffering reference, and no other.

A taste of Irv Ruben who threatened Cole into hiding.


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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:01 pm

This is a critical topic, as in today's adherence to scientific materialism or as others here call secular humanism, academic sources is where Modernism derives a fundamental part of its structure.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:09 pm

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This is a critical topic, as in today's adherence to scientific materialism or as others here call secular humanism, academic sources is where Modernism derives a fundamental part of its structure.


Censorship...

Vetting.
An individual goes through years of vetting, ascending up the ranks, until he reaches a position of authority, prime and tested.
He now tests others.

Peer pressure.
All topics are open, but some are more stringently tested, and some have implies socioeconomic, personal risks/costs.

Funding.
Your career is dependent on funding.
Funding is either institutional, governmental, or private.
Both with vested interests in what questions are asked, how they are asked and how the data, gathered, is interpreted.
This is more true in the humanities fields; any disciplined with social, economic, cultural implications.

You can find scientists that openly admit they believe in God but try to find one who openly admits he believes in racial differences or in sexual differences.



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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:48 pm

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If this is not peer-pressuring censorship then what, the fuck, is?


The Eternal Jew (1940) is an antisemitic German Nazi propaganda film, presented as a documentary.



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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:50 pm

Moron...how is 1940 a social commentary of Modernity....on today's world?
Or is there no censorship today?

Today, you idiot....not going back to feeling victimized in the past.
Nazis were evil, Jews were innocent...yadda, yadda....

Today.....Currently....TODAY....


ACADEMIA...
Modern forms of censorship, you imbecile who is middle-aged and still believes in devils and, perhaps also in leprechauns and bogeymen.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:20 pm

When the word modern, modernity appears we are defining by the contrast, an archaic past.

The "modern' concept could be only the suggestion that its origins are more the negation of what no longer holds.  

FN's devastating criticism of Western civilization and his philosophical renunciation of morality gave him a uniquely influential role in the Modernist period.


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A taste of Irv Ruben who threatened Cole into hiding.
 

You give Jerry Springer as an example of Academia.  Obviously you believe everything you watch.  Do you cheer the men and women fisticuffs.  I bet you do.  Its entertainment.    Not fact.   Get it.


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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:22 pm



........and you can leave your insults under your own roof, people there may have to tolerate you, but not on this world stage.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:34 pm

What a motherly tone.

The thread, mother, is about current academic examples of personal costs to those who dared cross the established narrative....
A sophisticated form of censorship.

If you are unable to read, or are unable to comprehend what you read, then there is something wrong with you mentally.
If you cannot help yourself but repeat the feel-good positions you, and your kind, live on, then you have some psychological issues.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:41 pm

Thermodynamics and Entropy  

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How about I fuck you up the ass, Greek-style, and then cry later, for that emotional kick?

If you can exercise your poetic licence, I think as you perceive it, I am entitled to also.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:50 am

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Thermodynamics and Entropy  

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How about I fuck you up the ass, Greek-style, and then cry later, for that emotional kick?

If you can exercise your poetic licence, I think as you perceive it, I am entitled to also.

I wonder what Greek anal sex entails.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:55 am

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What a motherly tone.

The thread, mother, is about current academic examples of personal costs to those who dared cross the established narrative....
A sophisticated form of censorship.

If you are unable to read, or are unable to comprehend what you read, then there is something wrong with you mentally.
If you cannot help yourself but repeat the feel-good positions you, and your kind, live on, then you have some psychological issues.

It's cute. Maybe a mother figure around here ain't so bad.


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Satyr wrote:
Hrodebert wrote:
This is a critical topic, as in today's adherence to scientific materialism or as others here call secular humanism, academic sources is where Modernism derives a fundamental part of its structure.


Censorship...

Vetting.
An individual goes through years of vetting, ascending up the ranks, until he reaches a position of authority, prime and tested.
He now tests others.

Peer pressure.
All topics are open, but some are more stringently tested, and some have implies socioeconomic, personal risks/costs.

Funding.
Your career is dependent on funding.
Funding is either institutional, governmental, or private.
Both with vested interests in what questions are asked, how they are asked and how the data, gathered, is interpreted.
This is more true in the humanities fields; any disciplined with social, economic, cultural implications.

You can find scientists that openly admit they believe in God but try to find one who openly admits he believes in racial differences or in sexual differences.



It is a prerequisite that academic research must follow suit within the parameters of the given party line, both within its fields and within the system as a whole.
In effect, declared objectivity in the natural sciences, for instance, is not objective after all.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:36 am

Hrodebert wrote:

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I wonder what Greek anal sex entails.

Ha!

He does promote Pederasty.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:40 am

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Hrodebert wrote:

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I wonder what Greek anal sex entails.

Ha!

He does promote Pederasty.

I don't know about that. That's a heavy allegation, ma'am.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:47 am

Hrodebert wrote:
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I wonder what Greek anal sex entails.


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Ha!

He does promote Pederasty.


Hrodebert wrote:

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I don't know about that. That's a heavy allegation, ma'am.

Not allegation, Hrodebert.

He spent many tireless hours, promoting it on this Forum, waxing lyrical about the nobleness and beauty of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:51 am

"Tireless hours"....
Link, you hypocritical Jewess.

I am the opposite of a pedophile.
But you've accused me of something.

Show me where I promoted the "nobleness" of pedophilia.
Did the Devil whisper it in your ear, you stupid woman?


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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:11 am

Getting back on the topic at hand...

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It seems that even if black men were flattered by his research, it is not enough when that flattery comes at the cost of their females.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:13 am

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Getting back on the topic at hand...

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It seems that even if black men were flattered by his research, it is not enough when that flattery comes at the cost of their females.

Ha!!!
Never saw that one.

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What accounts for the markedly lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women? Black women are on average much heavier than nonblack women. The mean body-mass index (BMI) at Wave III is 28.5 among black women and 26.1 among nonblack women. (Black and nonblack men do not differ in BMI: 27.0 vs. 26.9) However, this is not the reason black women are less physically attractive than nonblack women. Black women have lower average level of physical attractiveness net of BMI. Nor can the race difference in intelligence (and the positive association between intelligence and physical attractiveness) account for the race difference in physical attractiveness among women. Black women are still less physically attractive than nonblack women net of BMI and intelligence. Net of intelligence, black men are significantly more physically attractive than nonblack men.

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The only thing I can think of that might potentially explain the lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women is testosterone. Africans on average have higher levels of testosterone than other races, and testosterone, being an androgen (male hormone), affects the physical attractiveness of men and women differently. Men with higher levels of testosterone have more masculine features and are therefore more physically attractive. In contrast, women with higher levels of testosterone also have more masculine features and are therefore less physically attractive. The race difference in the level of testosterone can therefore potentially explain why black women are less physically attractive than women of other races, while (net of intelligence) black men are more physically attractive than men of other races.


I have come across this guy, but I never knew he had such "controversial" views.

Some quotes:

Satoshi Kanazawa wrote:
Money, promotions, the corner office, social status, and political power are what make men happy (as long as they win, of course, but then dropping out is by definition a defeat). Spending time with their children is what makes women happy.

Satoshi Kanazawa wrote:
What can evolutionary psychology tell us about what we as a society can do so as not to repeat the Swedish mistake [Swedes are not as happy as Danes] and make our citizens happy? The best thing to do is to kill all the feminists and hippies and liberals.

Satoshi Kanazawa wrote:
In all species in which the female makes greater parental investment than the male (such as humans and all other mammals), mating is a female choice; it happens when the female wants it to happen, and with whom she wants it to happen, not when and with whom the male wants it to happen.

Satoshi Kanazawa wrote:
In reality [...] women do often say no to men. (In my experience, they always do.) This is why men throughout history have had to conquer foreign lands, win battles and wars, compose symphonies, author books, write sonnets, paint portraits and cathedral ceilings, make scientific discoveries, play in rock bands, and write new computer software, in order to impress women so that they will agree to have sex with them. There would be no civilization, no art, no literature, no music, no Beatles, no Microsoft, if sex and mating were a male choice. Men have built (and destroyed) civilizations in order to impress women so that they might say yes. Women are the reason men do everything.

The male sexual advantage that makes force an option is, of course, illegal.
Only the State, monopolizes masculine traits, and "males" become surrogate females, adopting feminine seduction strategies: grovelling, fawning, physical displays accentuated using techniques, impressing the alpha to rise in social status, using gifts to buy female affections, becoming doormats (the nice guy tactic) and so on.

Satoshi Kanazawa wrote:
[M]odern feminism is unnecessary, because its entire raison d'être is the unquestioned assumption that women are and have historically always been worse off than men. The fact that men and women are fundamentally different and want different things makes it difficult to compare their welfare directly, to assess which sex is better off; for example, the fact that women make less money than men cannot by itself be evidence that women are worse off than men, any more than the fact that men own fewer pairs of shoes than women cannot be evidence that men are worse off than women.
However, in the only two biologically meaningful measures of welfare –- longevity and reproductive success –- women are and have always been slightly better off than men.

Female sexual power lies in female sexual choice - the control of her ovum.
Paternalism had to wrest this control away from females so as to create stable civilizations.
That this power is being returned to females means that the feminine traits are the preferred traits for internal harmony/control, and that males, becoming obsolete due to technologies, will either become more like females or they will be eradicated through female sexual filtering.
Along with them will go masculine creativity, innovation, artistry....and so on.
We already see the preliminary decline in artistic quality and creativity in our popular western culture.

Satoshi Kanazawa wrote:
Prostitution is evolutionarily familiar, because mating is evolutionarily familiar and prostitutes (at least the classy ones) are no different from other women, whom men also have to pay –- not in cash payments but in dinners and movies, gifts, flowers, chocolates, and motor oil –- if they wanted to impress them enough to have sex with them.

The concept of "loser" most often applies to males. It denotes a male who cannot find a female - cannot attract or seduce her - either because of his inferior genes or because he lacks the mind to compensate for them.
We rarely hear of a female loser, because a female is the one who must be seduced.
A female loser is a female who cannot attract suitors.

The term mostly applies to males because a male lacking in the physical attractiveness to seduce a female is expected to compensate through work, career, social status, money.
If he fails in both then he is a "loser", as a modern fitness indicator. The females stay away, excluding his genes from the gene pool.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:27 am

Has he been careful or has his "chosen" status allowed him to roam, perhaps both.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:40 am

Pinker has yet to face the wrath of the common man.
His assaults on the other Jew Gould were entertaining.
I think it is because he is a Jew himself, and because he uses language to imply things, rather than stating them outright.
Jews have more leeway, because they are the chosen people and they've suffered like no other people has ever suffered in the history of mankind - they are on the pinnacle, on the highest tip of the pyramid, of Victim Culture.

The vids above are a good example.
He implies racial differences but does not state it clearly.

In the vid I posted he implies that nurture over nature, which is the prevailing dogma amongst the Moderns, is a lie, and that inheritance is still the major factor determining a child's qualities.
A "racist" proposition.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:26 pm

The conventional usage of "minority" is a misnomer. By "minority" status democrato-egalitarianism, or the doctrine of sameness, does not mean, all things equal, this or that racial, ethnic, sex, or other particular interest group is underrepresented by quantitative number alone, but rather that a certain group does not fit the qualitative standards of a higher/superior or dominant group, regardless of whether or not the latter group has less numbers than the favored minority group.
At its radix, then, it concedes: the typical or general guidelines pertain to one group and not the other.
With this starting point of explicit and unintentional inequality, it is their intention in the workforce, various fields, vocations, intuitions, practices and all other aspects society and in all spheres of the social organism to put timeless energy and resources, at the expense of the rest of society, to equalize and democratize standards, even if it means lowering said standards and barriers to entry, by poltico-legal measures.
Therefore, to the democracto-egalitarian, out of the idealistic mouth everyone is equal, but out of the empirical mouth, everyone is equal insofar as there is an artificial leveling of the playing field without fail to lower degrees.

The basis for their efforts, if they opt out of denial or if they honestly do not and cannot see their own contradictions, is because of a belief of malicious discrimination toward non-Aryans, women and those admixed from the product of miscegenation. To counter this, it is maintained that unearned accolades be given to the loosely determined underrepresented groups.
Firstly, this would have to assume an ungrounded stance that discrimination is a bio-social problem; that cannot be covered here, except to say that in order that they prevent a perceived discrimination of one group they must by merit discriminate against another group.
Secondly, to set up new regulations against those which are already present, is to oppose the very system in which they set-up. This implicitly concedes to a disordered system in the first place if its anti-thesis has to be used in order to keep its rule.

Ultimately, it is to empower a preferential group whose members not only did not earn it, but concurrently do not have the capability or means to wield it; it is done by taking away the earned or meritocratic power of the established or dominating group.
In this case, the former group is always non-Aryans, illegal and "legal" non-Aryan aliens, foreigners and immigrants, and in increasing cases women, and homosexuals.
The effects are adverse and latitudinally and longitudinally work their way down into all facets of civilization.

A digressive note on individuals with professionally recognized behavioral disabilities such as OCD, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, and other attention-type disorders: these are not groups which can be described as typical and so any extra focus they receive is negligible. Besides, although they can receive are accommodations - small group or private rooms during testing - these do not lower or raise any playing field in terms of aptitude ability; i.e., they still have to undergo the same primary rigor and mode of study or work.

Evidence is provided around every corner and cases are transparently proclaimed as champions of diversity, equality, tolerance and anti-discrimination.
Veritably, universities and military, two areas where there is supposed to be absolutely no place for theoretical/dogmatic reveries, or of rights, vicitimhood and entitlement supplanting responsibility and accountability, as its consequences can prove to be not only dangerous, with which risks always outweigh progress, but also lethal, are especially representative of such non-Aryan-male favoritism.

If science, for instance, is supposed to be based on objective analysis, why then, even before initial research, is subjective preferential treatment given to its future scientists.
Well, the folks at UCLA, among innumerable others across North America and Europe, think diversity in itself renders a better science:
The Biochemistry and Chemistry department at UCLA promotes cultural diversity through its Organization for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry (OCDC), which "is a graduate student-led group that creates a close-knit community among graduate students and faculty and promotes cultural diversity in the sciences."

In the military, where grand strategy, strategy, tactics and lives are contingent upon rigorous and refined training procedures and practical standards, what rightful place do women's, minority and homosexual rights have. For one, the risk of powerful primal motivators of the sexes, preeminently in times of high stress, interfering with outcome is enough to discourage, nay, forgo any type of democratic and egalitarian dogma and policy.
Well, all those up and down the chain of command in all branches of the military don't seem to think so: earlier this year in 2014 the US Air Force placarded at their military installation at Okinawa’s Kadena Air Base a drag queen and drag king performance and display in support of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops and personnel.

Every university, independent of area of study, is complacent with its outreach programs and admissions which supplicate and recruit people to their campus based on their openness to cultural diversity of non-Aryans and women.
Here's a particle program through the department of engineering at Montana state university which prides itself in this:
EMPower
(Engineering Minority Program)

EMPower promotes engineering careers
EMPower encourages the involvement of women and minorities in the field of engineering. In pursuing its mission, EMPower provides services to groups underrepresented in engineering:
• scholarships
• tutoring
• guidance in arranging summer internships
• activities to ease transition to life at MSU for freshmen and transfer minority students
• guidance and financial support for minority student organizations
• retention awards, seminars and opportunities to interact with women and minority role models
• enrichment programs for elementary through high school students. Every year, EMPower exposes pre-college students to the campus environment

Every other ROTC program on university campuses across America boasts about its sexual and ethnic diversity and of its ratio of women and non-Aryans to Aryan males.
To the council at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, such proportions are the essence of military leadership:
"Our cadets bring excellent diversity to PLU! We have a 59% to 41% mix of male to female cadets, with 32% of our cadets come from minority ethnic and racial groups."
Why Pacific Lutheran University they ask, because in part they have a:
"Culturally diverse Cadet Battalion."


Scholarships, grants, set-asides, and workforce positions and jobs and other funds are reserved for these obtusely fabricated underrepresented groups.

It goes without saying that affirmative action and other similar minority status laws put unqualified people into positions of which they are incapable of successfully working since such policies are not based on performance. It puts lives at risk, qualified individuals out of work, drives down quality, production and the overall economy.
Take the GM assembly plant in Dorville, Georgia, for example which was forced to shut down in 2008 since its inception in 1947, due to being coerced into hiring individuals from AA . It, along with a large number of other interstate GM plants were losing such an enormous amount of money to stay open that it was cheaper to give AA recipients early pensions and then downsize by closing the plants altogether. All this despite the government mandated bail outs.

According to democracto-egalitarianism, racism, or fundamental and derived preference toward aligning with intrinsic differences and similarities among distinct groups of people - a form of particularized discrimination - is said to be the root cause of societal aberration and the worst of all human ethics, but these policies and programs, founded on discrimination veneered as anti-discrimination, which are targeted at disenfranchising the powerful and able in order to foster to meek and unwarranted, or their chosen groups of favoritism - Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, et al. -- as well as to their politico-social agenda are racially oriented.
An ideology which pushes for the first to be last and the last to be first needs to be incredulously evaluated for reality.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:30 pm

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The conventional usage of "minority" is a misnomer. By "minority" status democrato-egalitarianism, or the doctrine of sameness, does not mean, all things equal, this or that racial, ethnic, sex, or other particular interest group is underrepresented by quantitative number alone, but rather that a certain group does not fit the qualitative standards of a higher/superior or dominant group, regardless of whether or not the latter group has less numbers than the favored minority group.
At its radix, then, it concedes: the typical or general guidelines pertain to one group and not the other.
With this starting point of explicit and unintentional inequality, it is their intention in the workforce, various fields, vocations, intuitions, practices and all other aspects society and in all spheres of the social organism to put timeless energy and resources, at the expense of the rest of society, to equalize and democratize standards, even if it means lowering said standards and barriers to entry, by poltico-legal measures.
Therefore, to the democracto-egalitarian, out of the idealistic mouth everyone is equal, but out of the empirical mouth, everyone is equal insofar as there is an artificial leveling of the playing field without fail to lower degrees.

The basis for their efforts, if they opt out of denial or if they honestly do not and cannot see their own contradictions, is because of a belief of malicious discrimination toward non-Aryans, women and those admixed from the product of miscegenation. To counter this, it is maintained that unearned accolades be given to the loosely determined underrepresented groups.
Firstly, this would have to assume an ungrounded stance that discrimination is a bio-social problem; that cannot be covered here, except to say that in order that they prevent a perceived discrimination of one group they must by merit discriminate against another group.  
Secondly, to set up new regulations against those which are already present, is to oppose the very system in which they set-up. This implicitly concedes to a disordered system in the first place if its anti-thesis has to be used in order to keep its rule.

Ultimately, it is to empower a preferential group whose members not only did not earn it, but concurrently do not have the capability or means to wield it; it is done by taking away the earned or meritocratic power of the established or dominating group.
In this case, the former group is always non-Aryans, illegal and "legal" non-Aryan aliens, foreigners and immigrants, and in increasing cases women, and homosexuals.
The effects are adverse and latitudinally and longitudinally work their way down into all facets of civilization.

A digressive note on individuals with professionally recognized behavioral disabilities such as OCD, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, and other attention-type disorders: these are not groups which can be described as typical and so any extra focus they receive is negligible. Besides, although they can receive are accommodations - small group or private rooms during testing - these do not lower or raise any playing field in terms of aptitude ability; i.e., they still have to undergo the same primary rigor and mode of study or work.

Evidence is provided around every corner and cases are transparently proclaimed as champions of diversity, equality, tolerance and anti-discrimination.
Veritably, universities and military, two areas where there is supposed to be absolutely no place for theoretical/dogmatic reveries, or of rights, vicitimhood and entitlement supplanting responsibility and accountability, as its consequences can prove to be not only dangerous, with which risks always outweigh progress, but also lethal, are especially representative of such non-Aryan-male favoritism.

If science, for instance, is supposed to be based on objective analysis, why then, even before initial research, is subjective preferential treatment given to its future scientists.
Well, the folks at UCLA, among innumerable others across North America and Europe, think diversity in itself renders a better science:
The Biochemistry and Chemistry department at UCLA promotes cultural diversity through its Organization for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry (OCDC), which "is a graduate student-led group that creates a close-knit community among graduate students and faculty and promotes cultural diversity in the sciences."

In the military, where grand strategy, strategy, tactics and lives are contingent upon rigorous and refined training procedures and practical standards, what rightful place do women's, minority and homosexual rights have. For one, the risk of powerful primal motivators of the sexes, preeminently in times of high stress, interfering with outcome is enough to discourage, nay, forgo any type of democratic and egalitarian dogma and policy.
Well, all those up and down the chain of command in all branches of the military don't seem to think so: earlier this year in 2014 the US Air Force placarded  at their military installation at Okinawa’s Kadena Air Base a drag queen and drag king performance and display in support of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops and personnel.

Every university, independent of area of study, is complacent with its outreach programs and admissions which supplicate and recruit people to their campus based on their openness to cultural diversity of non-Aryans and women.
Here's a particle program through the department of engineering at Montana state university which prides itself in this:
EMPower
(Engineering Minority Program)

EMPower promotes engineering careers
EMPower encourages the involvement of women and minorities in the field of engineering. In pursuing its mission, EMPower provides services to groups underrepresented in engineering:
• scholarships
• tutoring
• guidance in arranging summer internships
• activities to ease transition to life at MSU for freshmen and transfer minority students
• guidance and financial support for minority student organizations
• retention awards, seminars and opportunities to interact with women and minority role models
• enrichment programs for elementary through high school students. Every year, EMPower exposes pre-college students to the campus environment

Every other ROTC program on university campuses across America boasts about its sexual and ethnic diversity and of its ratio of women and non-Aryans to Aryan males.
To the council at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, such proportions are the essence of military leadership:
"Our cadets bring excellent diversity to PLU!  We have a 59% to 41% mix of male to female cadets, with 32% of our cadets come from minority ethnic and racial groups."
Why Pacific Lutheran University they ask, because in part they have a:
"Culturally diverse Cadet Battalion."


Scholarships, grants, set-asides, and workforce positions and jobs and other funds are reserved for these obtusely fabricated underrepresented groups.

It goes without saying that affirmative action and other similar minority status laws put unqualified people into positions of which they are incapable of successfully working since such policies are not based on performance. It puts lives at risk, qualified individuals out of work, drives down quality, production and the overall economy.
Take the GM assembly plant in Dorville, Georgia, for example which was forced to shut down in 2008 since its inception in 1947, due to being coerced into hiring individuals from AA . It, along with a large number of other interstate GM plants were losing such an enormous amount of money to stay open that it was cheaper to give AA recipients early pensions and then downsize by closing  the plants altogether. All this despite the government mandated bail outs.

According to democracto-egalitarianism, racism, or fundamental and derived preference toward aligning with intrinsic differences and similarities among distinct groups of people - a form of particularized discrimination - is said to be the root cause of societal aberration and the worst of all human ethics, but these policies and programs, founded on discrimination veneered as anti-discrimination, which are targeted at disenfranchising the powerful and able in order to foster to meek and unwarranted, or their chosen groups of favoritism - Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, et al. -- as well as to their politico-social agenda are racially oriented.
An ideology which pushes for the first to be last and the last to be first needs to be incredulously evaluated for reality.

I only provided two or three specific occurrences of policy promoted multiculturalism, but all you have to do is go to any university or college website and you will see any number of programs geared toward explicitly recruiting non-white races. This is also observed as a pattern throughout Europe and Australia.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:27 pm

It's a hyper-emotional, vindictive, low-blow, woman thing to do, where it is not uncommon for such deliberate delusion to manifest into actual perception of reality: that is, it becomes a subconscious conviction and such allegations are believed to be true.

I haven't been on this forum long enough, and Satyr may be a lot of things, but he doesn't come off as a practitioner or supporter of Pederasty or faggotry for that matter. I haven't seen anything suggesting it. I could be wrong, as he doesn't explicitly defend against direct Pederasty as it were, but let's give into the benefit of the doubt, if there is doubt to begin with.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:33 pm

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It's a hyper-emotional, vindictive, low-blow, woman thing to do, where it is not uncommon for such deliberate delusion to manifest into actual perception of reality: that is, it becomes a subconsciousness conviction and such allegations are believed to be true.

Isn't it typically female?
Sex has always been the only power a woman has.
It's the usual methods used to silence those who reminds these imbeciles of what they truly are.

How many divorced men had to fight to prove they did not molest their own children because of cunts like her?

Hrodebert wrote:
I haven't been on this forum long enough, and Satyr may be a lot of things, but he doesn't come off as a practitioner or supporter of Pederasty or faggotry for that matter. I haven't seen anything suggesting it. I could be wrong, as he doesn't explicitly defend against direct Pederasty as it were, but let's give into the benefit of the doubt, if there is doubt to begin with.

After all I've said about homosexuality, this cunt, guided by her understanding of ancient Greece, thinks that to admit the ancients is to ascribe to all their practices...
Because that's what stupid cunts do when they have no response on the issues.

That she did it here, after posting a WW2 Nazi propaganda film, but not an American propaganda film or an Australian one, from that era, when it did not belong in this thread, explodes her anxiety concerning the topic.  

Exposing the propaganda, the brain washing that is occurring right NOW!!!!, is too much for this slanderous bitch.
She has to go back 70 years to find comfort.
The propaganda of today she wants to sweep under the carpet....the pedophiles in the churches, the disgusting dysfunctional sexual practices amongst the Jews, do not trouble her.

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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:41 pm

Satyr wrote:
Hrodebert wrote:
It's a hyper-emotional, vindictive, low-blow, woman thing to do, where it is not uncommon for such deliberate delusion to manifest into actual perception of reality: that is, it becomes a subconsciousness conviction and such allegations are believed to be true.

Isn't it typically female?
Sex has always been the only power a woman has.
It's the usual methods used to silence those who reminds these imbeciles of what they truly are.

How many divorced men had to fight to prove they did not molest their own children because of cunts like her?

Hrodebert wrote:
I haven't been on this forum long enough, and Satyr may be a lot of things, but he doesn't come off as a practitioner or supporter of Pederasty or faggotry for that matter. I haven't seen anything suggesting it. I could be wrong, as he doesn't explicitly defend against direct Pederasty as it were, but let's give into the benefit of the doubt, if there is doubt to begin with.

After all I've said about homosexuality, this cunt, guided by her understanding of ancient Greece, thinks that to admit the ancients is to ascribe to all their practices...
Because that's what stupid cunts do when they have no response on the issues.

That she did it here, after posting a WW2 Nazi propaganda film, but not an American propaganda film or an Australian one, from that era, when it did not belong in this thread, explodes her anxiety concerning the topic.  

Exposing the propaganda, the brain washing that is occurring right NOW!!!!, is too much for this slanderous bitch.
She has to go back 70 years to find comfort.
The propaganda of today she wants to sweep under the carpet....the pedophiles in the churches, the disgusting dysfunctional sexual practices amongst the Jews, do not trouble her.

Yea, the German WWII propaganda film was reaching: mother should have drew some conclusions with it.
What happen to all the follow up posts? Mother isn't banned is she?

In any case, I've had it with women for the night, man: I go out for groceries and cigs and I get a speeding citation from a spic bitch whose English was marginally comprehensible. The only two white people in what appeared to be Chad, with Indian and Asian tourists here and there, were rotten, cross-breeding, whores arm and arm with niggers.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:08 am

Ideology and Censorship in Behavior Genetics

by Prof. Glayde Whitney (Past President Behavior Genetics Association Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida)

Vol. 35, Mankind Quarterly, 06-01-1995, pp 327.

Presented below is the entire text of my presidential address presented to the Behavior Genetics Association (BGA) on the occasion of its 25th annual meeting at Richmond, VA on the second of June, 1995. Since the journal Behavior Genetics is sponsored by the BGA, some explanation is required as to why this presidential address is not published in the Association's own journal.

The primary topic of the address was ideologically-based dogma and taboo hampering the pursuit of knowledge in the science of behavior genetics. The response to the address has been such a parody of political correctness that it might appear to be an instance of collusion between the perpetrator and the detractors for the purpose of exposing an absurdity of our times. However sadly, there is no collusion. Both the author and the detractors appear to be sincere.

The address was presented at an evening banquet. The very next morning at a meeting of the BGA Executive Committee the author was shunned except for a brief scolding, and was the recipient of demeaning ad hominem asides. The Executive Committee busied itself with how to distance the BGA from the offensive talk. The editor of Behavior Genetics refused to publish the paper (contrary to understood policy) and the Executive Committee voted (with one abstention - mine) to issue an official statement of denouncement. Then shortly after the meeting there began a call for the author to resign from the BGA. As stated in a public mention of the affair (Science, 1995), officers of the BGA, and a few others, began to post condemnatory "open letters" on the BGA's electronic bulletin board.

The issuers of these calls for resignation seem to have lost track, in the finest Lysenkoist tradition, of the many distinctions between scientific organizations and political/religious organizations. Scientific organizations are composed of scientists with some common interests, wherein science consists of alternative hypotheses, the truth value of which is judged by their congruence with observable data. Typical as a scientific organization, the BGA bylaws state purposes which include the promotion of scientific study, assistance in training of research workers, and dissemination of knowledge. Nowhere in the BGA bylaws is there a creed or a listing of necessary beliefs.

On the other hand, political/religious organizations usually have an official creed, or party platform, to which members swear fealty. Those heretics that violate the faith are typically shunned, expelled, or forced to resign. Science has no heretics, and honest science does not thrive in an atmosphere of inquisitional control (Whitney, 1995). A century ago Andrew White (1896/1965) wrote an excellent historical account of the warfare between science and ideology. Although the battlefields shift, the war continues.

It would be highly misleading to leave the impression that the author is alone, adrift in a sea of condemnation. On the contrary, private letters of support and commendation greatly outnumber the public critics. In view of the attempt. at censorship, I greatly appreciate the editors of The Mankind Quarterly providing an archival repository for the address:

Twenty-Five Years of Behavior Genetics

Today there are more and better data concerning genetic influences on behavioral and neuroscience variables than ever before in history. We have tremendously benefited from the revolution in molecular genetic techniques - the new genetics. In 25 years behavior genetics has come from being a small field on the fringe of the social sciences to being recognized as central to an understanding of the human condition (Wiesel, 1994). Just a few weeks ago Science noted that the new director of NIMH should be someone who appreciated the role of genetics in mental health (Marshall, 1995). This is an amazing shift from 25 years ago when behavioristic environmental determinism still reigned supreme. We are obviously well into a paradigm shift of major dimensions, perhaps a true Kuhnian revolution in Science and Society (Barker, 1985; 1992; Kuhn, 1970). In the future it might be referred to as the Galtonian Revolution, on a par with the Copernican. The shift is but one illustration of the long-term self-correcting nature of science: Objective investigation of the real world, conducted with integrity and interpreted without intentional ideological bias, can eventually lead to real advance.

As has sometimes been the case for these after dinner talks, I want to take just a few minutes to share with you some personal reminiscences and some personal views. Twenty-five years ago I got my first full- time faculty position. This was after student days at Minnesota, a bit of a time-out for military service, and a post-doctoral stint in Colorado. At Colorado the Institute for Behavioral Genetics was a wonderful setting. Gerry McClearn and John DeFries, along with Jim Wilson, were running the place. There were a bunch of stimulating graduate students around: I recall Tom Klein studying the taste of mice and Boris Tabakoff messing with alcohol. Doug Wahlsten and I were side-by-side post-docs, Joe Hegmann had just left and Carol Lynch was just arriving. Wonderful friends and colleagues, all of them. The best of days in a stimulating environment.

Well then, I got hired to represent behavior genetics in the neuroscience program at Florida State University. A good program but vastly different in orientation. Not a lot of geneticists. I was there only a brief time when one of the old-timers who ran the place came by for a friendly chat. As polite southerners do, he began with a lengthy discussion of weather, trees, traffic, chiggers, and children. And then, finally, by-the-way, he said "Glayde, you know we hired you because we want genetics in our psychology program, but, as a Professor at a southern university, we hope you will have the good sense to keep away from that human business. Because of your location you would have no credibility, and none of us need the flak"!

Well. That in fact was consistent with my plans, I was busy setting up a mouse laboratory at the time and sure-enough had enough good sense to do passably well with mouse research. After all, I've still got the job and I've been invited here tonight.

To understand my mentor's concern, we need to view it in historical context. 1970 was an interesting time. Tallahassee, being a state capital with two state universities, had already had its share of demonstrations, riots, burning and looting. It was in 1970 that Black Panther supporters got around to killing jurors and a judge; 1970 that a mathematics building was bombed on the campus at Wisconsin, also with loss-of-life (Collier & Horowitz, 1995).

It was also in 1970 that our colleague Arthur Jensen was taking a lot of flak (Pearson, 1991). As everyone in behavior genetics knows, Jensen published an interesting review paper in 1969 (Jensen, 1969). Interesting but hardly ground breaking. As a student at Minnesota, I had had the course in differential psychology. With interesting textbooks (Anastasi, 1958; Jenkins & Paterson, 1961) and team taught by such professors as Lykken and Meehl. We had considered fifty years worth of data, and various interpretative theories. Jensen in 1969 had a few new data, by-and-large consistent with all that had gone before. No big deal scientifically, at least not to any student of behavior genetics from Minnesota. But obviously a great big deal in some circles.

Over the intervening twenty-five years it has become obvious that Jensen's sins were, and continue to be, two-fold. First, he did not stay within the confines of a reigning dogma, and second, he violated a current taboo.

The dogma of course is that of environmental determinism for all important human traits. This dogma has relaxed in recent years, at least for individual differences, and at least within science. But the dogma has not relaxed for group differences and has not relaxed within politics as differentiated from science. The attacks on Jensen, and by extension on all human behavior genetics, are clearly political, ideological, philosophical.

The Marxist-Lysenkoist denial of genetics, the emphasis on environmental determinism for all things human, is at the root of it (Davis, 1986; Medvedev, 1971; Pearson, 1991; Weiss, 1991). Economic oppression is at the root of all group differences and don't you dare say anything else. The Marxist invasion of left-liberal political sentiment has been so extensive that many of us think that way without realizing it.

It has been suggested that I should talk about "Marxitis" that is, the Marxist infection of ideas. Many of the scholars that suffer from Marxitis do not realize that they are infected. The symptoms of this disease include an intellectual bias, an insistence on environmental determinism as the acceptable cause of group differences. In severe cases, it includes an unbending intellectual absolutism akin to medieval scholasticism. It is lethal to honest science.

A couple of quotes from heretics that have left the movement: "the utopianism of the Left is a secular religion . . . . However sordid Leftist practice may be, defending Leftist ideals is, for the true believer tantamount to defending the ideals of humanity itself. To protect the faith is the highest calling of the radical creed. The more the evidence weighs against the belief, the more noble the act of believing becomes" (Collier & Horowitz, 1995, p. 246).

There is a "readiness to reshape reality to make the world correspond to an idea" (Collier & Horowitz, 1995, P. 37). There is a "Willingness to tinker with the facts to serve a greater truth" (Collier & Horowitz, 1995, p. 37). And so it has obviously been with many of the critics of behavior genetics. Over the last twenty-five years, as the scientific data accumulate, as the paradigm shifts, the stridency of the critics intensifies. Driven by ideology and not constrained by the truth, when all else fails they engage in misrepresentation and character assassination. They accuse their targets of committing the very propagandistic excesses that they themselves are doing (Avery, et. el., 1994; Beardsley, 1995; Brimelow, 1994; Gould, 1994; Kamin, 1995; Lane, 1994; Miller, 1994; Murray, 1994; Weyher, Lynn, Pearson, & Vining, 1995).

Some one among them coined the term "Jensenism". Near as I can tell "Jensenism" consists of scientific integrity, outstanding technical competence, and objective honesty.

Well, Jensen's first sin was to venture outside the Left-Liberal Marxist dogma of environmental determinism. His second sin was even less forgivable, he violated a Taboo: He mentioned race outside the environmental envelope. The Behavior Genetics Association has been in existence for 25 years. The end of the Second World War was 50 years ago. Peter Brimelow (1995) has suggested that since the second world war we have been suffering what he calls "Adolf Hitler's posthumous revenge on America" (Brimelow, 1995, p. 1). The posthumous revenge is that the intellectual elite of the western world, both political and scientific, emerged from the war "passionately concerned to cleanse itself from all taints of racism or xenophobia" (Brimelow, 1995, p. xv). The aversion to racism has gone so far that the scientific concept of race itself is frequently attacked. The results are often ludicrous. For example, on three adjacent pages of a recent issue of Science we are led to believe that races do not exist, but that it is important to assess the genetic diversity of remaining native populations, and a black scientist at a black university should be funded to investigate the black genome as a route to appropriate treatment of diseases of blacks! (Kahn, 1994). The many and important distinctions between objective investigation of group characteristics, and prejudicial pejorative values are lost in a political atmosphere where objective reality is sacrificed to political creed.

Brimelow suggests that the term "racist" is now so debased that its new definition is "anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal" . (Brimelow, 1995 p. 10, italics in original). He suggests that we feel uneasy because we have been trained - like Pavlov's dog - to recoil from any explicit discussion of race.

Let's test Brimelow's theory of emotional conditioning with just a couple of illustrations of data. Here and now is the setting for our experimental test. Here we are scientists, sophisticated with regard to behavior genetics. We tell our students that we are the scientists concerned with the causes of individual and group differences (Fuller & Thompson, 1978; Rowe, 1994). Any time you observe a phenotypic difference between definable groups, it is a reasonable scientific hypothesis that the difference might be caused by environmental difference between the groups, or the difference might be caused by genetic differences between the groups, or by some combination of genetic and environmental differences. Elementary.

Now to look at the data relating to the Brimelow test, we include five figures.

The first figure has data from a UN demographic yearbook (United Nations, 1994). The variable here is murder rate per 100,000 of population, for a few countries. This is a typical representative figure: Among so-called advanced nations, or industrialized nations, the United States suffers a high murder rate. The environmental determinists have many theories, some complex and all critical to aspects of American society. Often we are asked, for instance, "why are Scandinavians in the U.S. so much more murderous than are Scandinavians in Scandinavia?" The answer is that they are not. The premise of the question is false.

The second figure has the same "industrialized" European, largely Caucasian, countries along with an estimate of the murder rate among whites in the U.S. Surely nothing to be proud of, the murder rate among whites is pretty consistent across countries, the rate among U.S. Caucasians is identical to England, and somewhat lower than the two Scandinavian countries. The United States is of coursea multicultural, racially diverse country. This same point has been made previously, with data from different sources (Taylor, 1994).

The third figure has the murder rate for the United States across 22 years, by race. Obviously quite consistent, approximately a 9-fold difference averaged across years (Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 1988).

Like it or not, it is a reasonable scientific hypothesis that some, perhaps much, of the race difference in murder rate is caused by genetic differences in contributory variables such as low intelligence, lack of empathy, aggressive acting out, and impulsive lack of foresight.

The United Nations has a lot of indexes; another one is the HDI (that is, Human Development Index). The HDI is meant to index a bunch of desirable characteristics (such as longevity, knowledge, real income, etc.). Overall, the U.S. ranks fifth among the nations in the HDI. To get fifth on the international list, you combine U.S. whites, who rank first, with US blacks who rank 31st, a level similar to some other black countries (Eisenberg, 1995), and this after more than a generation of racially preferential social policies. If you equate for IQ, U.S. blacks are actually doing at least as well as U.S. whites (Herrnstein & Murray, 1994).

Back to murder rates. Environmental determinists seem generally befuddled by murder, and most of their social policy suggestions, when implemented, seem to make matters worse rather than better. Of course environments do matter, and environmentalistically based policies do have an impact. In 1994, the murder rate in New Orleans, LA, reached 86.5, while in Richmond, VA, the murder rate was 77.9, for second-worst large city in the United States (Perlstein, 1995). Obviously, the environmental determinists are not benign; they do not occupy a moral high ground; their policy recommendations do have consequences.

We can do a pretty good job of predicting differential murder rates, simply by considering racial composition of the population. For example, in the fourth figure we have aggregate data across the 50 states of the United States. The simple correlation between murder rate and percent of the population that is black, is r= +0.77. For Figures 4 and 5, the homicide data are from the U.S. Department of Justice (1981), while the population percentages are from the 1980 census (Race, 1981). I know of no environmental variable that accounts for more of the variation. Rather than the 50 states, we can look at all of the 170 cities in the United States that had a 1980 population of at least 100,000. With 170 data points, it would make a messy scatter- plot; the overall correlation between murder rate and percent of the population which is black is r=+0.69 (Kleck & Patterson, 1993; Kleck, 1995).

Simply for illustrative purposes, the fifth figure is the rate-by- state as in figure 4, but with the values for Washington, DC included. As you can see, the very high murder rate for Washington, DC is simply what one would predict, given knowledge of its population composition.

We could go on-and-on, there are books-full of variables (Baker, 1981; Rushton, 1995). But this is enough to conclude the Brimelow Test.

Do you have an emotional reaction? I know I do: Uncomfortable to even consider; Anxious; Repulsed; Upsetting. I conclude that I have been quite thoroughly conditioned. The Taboo against considering race runs deep. But some of our social problems continue to get worse.

I would like to conclude on an uplifting and happy note. But what to say? Perhaps the optimistic prediction that over the next 25 years, as we get further into the second century of the Darwinian revolution, we in behavior genetics will do for group differences what we already have accomplished with individual differences.


Acknowledgments

I wish to thank Richard Hagan for thoughtful comments on an earlier draft, Sharon Wittig for assistance in preparation, and Paul M. Hammersten for valuable assistance with references.

GRAPH: Figure 1. Murder rates per 100,000 of population for a few "industrialized" countries. Data are from the United Nations Demographic Yearbook, forty-fourth issue.

GRAPH: Figure 2. Murder rates per 100,000 of population for a sample of countries. The estimate of U.S. white rate is the average over 22 years from the U.S. Uniform Crime Reporting Program (1988). The values for other countries are from the U.N. Demographic Yearbook, forty-fourth issue.

GRAPH: Figure 3. Murder rates per 100,000 of population for the United States, by race, for the 22 years of 1965 to 1986. Data are from the U.S. Department of Justice, Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

GRAPH: Figure 4. Homicide rate per 100,000 of population, plotted against percent of the population that is black, for the 50 states of the United States. The homicide data are from the U.S. Department of Justice (1981), while the population percentages are from the 1980 census. The correlation is r=+0.77.

GRAPH: Figure 5. Homicide rate per 100,000 of population, plotted against percent of the population that is black, for the 50 states of the United States, as in Figure 4, with the addition of data for Washington, D.C. in upper right of the figure.

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Victim of Scientific Hoax (Cyril Burt and the Genetic IQ Controversy) by J. Philippe Rushton

J. Philippe Rushton
Society, March-April 1994 v31 n3 p40(5)

Brief Summary: Burt was attacked by social reform advocates because his research on twins found a correlation between genetics and intelligence. This upset people who believed that environmental factors determined intelligence. Recent studies support Burt's original conclusions.

Cyril Burt's report of a preponderant genetic contribution to mental ability in monozygotic twins raised apart, flew in the face of two of this century's most powerful ideas: environmentalism and genetic equalitarianism. In 1961 Henry Garrett, a president of the American Psychological Association, referred to these as the "equalitarian dogma." In its strongest form, this dogma holds that all social groups classes, races, and sexes - are genetically created equal in intellectual capacity and that disproportionate achievement was entirely the result of opportunity and other social factors.

Cyril Burt is featured in many psychology textbooks, not for his scientific discoveries, which were many, but for his alleged misrepresentation of data. By implication, the genetic basis of giftedness and intelligence is then held still not to be established. Meanwhile, new evidence from studies of twins raised apart have corroborated Burt's high heritability estimate, as have independent data from adoption and other family studies. Examination of the relationship of brain size to intelligence, and of race, sex, and social rank differences in brain size, suggest that Henry Garrett was correct to label the equalitarian dogma "the scientific hoax of the century." Cyril Burt was one of many victims of this hoax.

Denial of racial differences in IQ seems to have been what mostly fuelled the attack on Burt's integrity. Burt was concerned with differences of social class and only rarely strayed into discussion of race or gender differences. He held that the British upper classes contained a larger proportion of high genetic intelligence than did the British lower classes, even though, in absolute numbers, there would be more gifted children outside of the upper classes than inside of them. (Child prodigies of humble origin were of special interest to him.) Because of his belief in the degree of overlap in the distributions, and also because of his belief that entrance into advanced school systems should be based on test and examination performance rather than the privilege of birth, Burt was considered a liberal in his day.

Burt's "day" was the 1920s and 1930s. He was born in 1883, the son of a medical doctor, and entered Oxford University in 1902 to read classics. While there he became enamored with the psychology of mental ability, a passion that was to last throughout his long life. He was a student of William McDougall, the instinct theorist and helped to collect data for Francis Galton, cousin to Charles Darwin. In 1913, Burt became an educational psychologist for London County Council. In 1924 he became professor of educational psychology, and in 1932 he succeeded to the chairmanship of the psychology department at University College. At this time he began to publish his studies showing a high heritability for IQ. In 1946 he was knighted by the Labour Government for his work on psychological testing and for making educational opportunities more widely available.

Burt broke new ground with the study of environmental effects, researching many family factors. In The Backward Child, published in 1937, he separated environmental variables of deprivation, such as poor nutrition and illness, from the innate factors that handicapped children. He advocated medical and dental examinations within the school setting to ensure that growth was proceeding normally and he was partly responsible for the daily distribution of milk to ensure adequate levels of vitamin D and the elimination of the scourge of rickets. In addition to malnutrition, he identified other physical causes of poor concentration such as defects of hearing, sight, speech, spinal curvature. He was one of the first to correlate sociological factors with poor school achievement, finding high relationships with residential indicators of infantile mortality, overcrowding, poverty, unemployment, family size, and the host of variables now only too familiar.

Burt was also interested in the factors affecting children at the top end of the scale. In The Gifted Child, published four years after his death, Burt focused on the damaging effects to a bright child, and to society, if the intelligence was not recognized because of the poverty of a child's background, inefficiency of the school system, or temperamental traits such as laziness in the child. Burt advocated special teaching and special classes, even special schools, for the gifted. He disapproved of the bias against the whole notion of giftedness manifested by equalitarianism.

Burt retired officially in 1950 but continued his scholarly activity. From 1947 to 1967 he was editor of the British Journal of Statistical Psychology. He also continued to publish data on the heritability of mental ability, including data from identical twins raised apart. These studies consistently suggested a large genetic contribution. Burt died in 1971 at the age of eighty-eight. His last book, The Gifted Child, was published posthumously in 1975.

The "Burt Affair" began in 1973 when Leon Kamin, then at Princeton University, claimed to have found discrepancies in some of Burt's figures, including an invariantly high correlation for IQ scores in twins raised apart. Despite the increase in sample size, from fifteen pairs in 1943 to fifty-three pairs in 1966, the correlation remained at a rounded 0.77. The scandal broke wide open with a story in the Sunday Times in 1976 headlined "Crucial Data Was Faked by Eminent Psychologist." The article charged not only that Burt had adjusted his data to suit his theory but that two of Burt's collaborators "may never have existed." The controversy flared for about three years. Then Burt's biographer Leslie Hearnshaw, a respected historian of psychology with access to Burt's private correspondence and diaries, concluded that Burt was "guilty." In 1980, the British Psychological Society, refusing to conduct an inquiry of its own, endorsed the guilty verdict. Even Burt's hereditarian defenders, Hans Eysenck in London and Arthur Jensen at Berkeley, withdrew their support.

The battle seemed over with an enormous victory for the equalitarians. Then, suddenly, in 1989, Robert B. Joynson re-opened the case and concluded that the accusations of fraud were ill-founded and that Burt must be exonerated. Working independently, Ronald Fletcher completed the demolition of the evidence for the prosecution, concluding with a "not proven." Fletcher drew out the implications, describing how ideology, in alliance with a receptive popular journalism and the media, established itself as a powerful third force in scientific discourse.

Many of the details of the case are fascinating and disturbing. For example, there is the truly "flabbergasting" fact (Jensen's term) that many of Burt's papers were destroyed by his housekeeper almost immediately after his death on the advice of Liam Hudson, professor of educational psychology at Edinburgh University, one of Burt's most ardent opponents. As Jensen has stated: "Both Hudson's rush to Burt's flat right after his death and his advice to Burt's secretary-housekeeper to burn the stored data seem stranger than fiction. Surely it must be one of the most bizarre events in the whole Burt affair."

On the most important issues, the matter appears settled. As for the so-called "missing" research assistants, they have been found. Of even greater importance, there have now been six studies of monozygotic twins raised apart. As Jensen, among others, has pointed out, Burt's data are by no means out of line with other findings. If an average is taken of the five other studies, weighted by sample size, the result is 0.75, almost the same as Burt's supposedly faked correlation of 0.77. Findings such as these led Sandra Scarr to title her 1986 presidential address to the Behavior Genetics Association "Three Cheers for Behavioral Genetics." She observed that "the war [between nature and nurture] is largely over." Scarr accepted that genetics underlay existing white social-class differences in IQ in the United States and Western Europe, although this may not have been the case for earlier generations when social mobility was more restricted. Large surveys have shown that a majority of experts believe that Scarr's opinion is correct and that the heritability of IQ in the American white population is about 60 percent, as reported by Mark Snyderman and Stanley Rothman.

The experts have been more cautious, however, in the matter of race. In her 1986 address, Scarr rejected a genetic explanation because racial barriers were less permeable than class barriers. She interpreted her own work as having shown an environmental cause for racial variation. I do not know whether she changed her opinion as a result of the recent debate, in the journal Intelligence, over her follow-up of black seventeen-year-olds raised by white, middle-class parents, in which the black, white, and mixed-race children's IQ scores are more accurately predicted by their biological origin than by the environment in which they were brought up.

It may seem strange that Burt should have been considered a liberal in his day. It will be salutory to remind ourselves of just how different the world of the 1970s (when Burt died) was from that of earlier decades. Internationally, the political spectrum had shifted to the far left. Over two-thirds of the world was ruled by communist or socialist dictatorships. Socialism seemed to be the wave of the future. Social class was no longer the issue.

With the demise of European imperialism and decolonization, the large influx of non-white immigrants into Europe, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War, race and gender became substitutes for social class in the rhetoric of exploitation, oppression, and liberation. Opposition to hierarchy generated the concept of "political correctness." Among the most politically incorrect scientific possibilities are evolution-based, genetic differences in brain size and intelligence between the races, the sexes, and the social classes. Yet, most recent data sets have shown clear evidence for exactly these group differences. Men's brains weigh an average of about 100 grams (8 percent) more than do women's brains, even after correction is made for the differences in body size, and Asians and Asian-Americans average proportionately larger brains than do Europeans and European-Americans who average larger than do Africans and African-Americans. Although group differences were widely believed to exist in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, more recently it has been thought that differences disappear when corrections are made for body size and other variables.

In a decisive recent study of sex differences in brain size, C. Davison Ankney reanalyzed well-controlled autopsy data from Cleveland, Ohio, in 1992. Based on 1,261 individuals between the ages of twenty-five and eighty, he found that, after correcting for body size, a 100-gram difference between men and women and between European-Americans and African-Americans. Men averaged 1328 grams and women 1223 grams; European-Americans averaged 1320 grams and African-Americans 1230 grams.

My own research confirmed Ankney's results in the use of a stratified random sample of 6,325 United States Army personnel measured in 1988 for fitting helmets and uniforms. After statistically adjusting for height, weight, rank, and then sex or race, I found that men averaged 110 [cm.sup.3] larger cranial capacities than women and Asian-Americans averaged about 60 [cm.sup.3] larger than African-Americans, with European-Americans intermediate. In this study the sex difference was larger than the race difference. Men averaged 1442 [cm.sup.3] and women 1332 [cm.sup.3] and Asian-Americans, European-Americans, and African-Americans were, respectively, 1416, 1380, and 1359 [cm.sup.3]. Military rank differences were also found. Officers averaged larger crania (1393 [cm.sup.3]) than enlisted personnel (1375 [cm.sup.3]), even after correcting for body size.

Subsequently, I examined world-wide data from the International Labour Office in Geneva. Head and body size figures were available from tens of thousands of men and women sampled from twenty different regions - East and West Africa, China and Japan, and European countries like Poland, France, Portugal, and Spain. After correcting for body size, cranial capacity for men averaged 160 [cm.sup.3] more than women, and Asians about 70 [cm.sup.3] more than Africans, with Europeans intermediate.

These studies do not stand alone. Since 1980 several analyses of group differences in brain size have been published, from autopsy and endocranial measures as well as from those based on external head perimeter. Historically, brain size data going back 100 years show Asians and Europeans with larger brains than Africans. A small, but robust, relation has been firmly established between mental ability and brain size. The correlation between test scores and brain size estimated from magnetic resonance imaging tanges from 0.35 to 0.47 with an average at about 0.40, as reported by Nancy Andreasen and colleagues in 1993 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. This represents a substantial increment over correlations teported since the turn of the century between head perimeter and measures of intelligence which average about 0.20.

Brain size-IQ relationships show up early in life. In the National Collaborative Perinatal Project, 19,000 black infants had smaller head perimeters at birth than 17,000 white infants, although black babies wete also shorter in statute and lighter in weight. By age seven, catch-up growth favored the black children in body size but not in head perimeter. Head perimeter at birth correlated with IQ at age seven in both the black and the white children.

Group differences in brain size mediate differences in mental ability. With regard to gender differences in brain size, Ankney has pointed out a paradox. Women have smaller brains than men but apparently have the same intelligence test scores. Ankney resolved the problem by proposing that the sex difference in btain size relates to those intellectual abilities at which men excel. Men do better on various spatial tests and on tests of mathematical reasoning.

As for race differences, reviews of the global literature show that people of European ancestry living in North America, Europe, and Australia generally obtain mean IQs of around 100. People of East Asian ancestry living in North America and the Pacific Rim typically obtain slightly higher means, in the range of 101 to 111. Africans from south of the Sahara, African-Americans, and African-Caribbeans (including those living in Great Britain) obtain mean IQ scores between 70 and 90.

However, the vexing question of whether IQ test scores are at all revelatory about racial group differences in mental ability remains. At bottom, the problem hinges on whether the tests are culture-bound. Although a large body of technical work has disposed of this problem at the level of psychometric expertise - the tests show similar patterns of internal consistency and predictive validity for all groups, and the same differences are to be found on relatively culture-free tests - doubts linger in many quarters. Novel data on speed of decision making now show that the racial group differences in mental ability are pervasive. Cross-cultural investigations of reaction times have been carried out on nine-year-olds from five countries. In these tasks, subjects must decide which of several lights is on, or stands out from others, and move the hand to press a button. These responses take less than a second to make but brighter children make them significantly faster than less bright children. Richard Lynn found that oriental children from Hong Kong and Japan are faster in decision time than white children from Britain and Ireland, who in turn are faster than black children from Africa. Using the same tests on slightly older samples, Arthur Jensen has reported similar results in California.

These are not popular findings. They conflict with many deeply held values. Let me then emphasize the importance of not exaggerating the findings. There is enormous overlap in the distributions. The United States Army data showed only an 8 percent difference separating the men and women in cranial capacity and only a 4 percent difference separating Asian-Americans from African-Americans. Also, in the Army data, black officers averaged a larger cranial capacity (1369 [cm.sup.3]) than white enlisted personnel (1366 [cm.sup.3]). Clearly, it is highly problematic to generalize from a group average to any particular individual.

As a result of carrying this research on brain size, I, like Cyril Burt, had my reputation sullied. There was a call for my dismissal by the premier of Ontario, a criminal investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police, a media campaign against me, disruptions at the university, and an as yet unresolved investigation by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Stories of harassment and intimidation could be told by others, among them Hans Eysenck in Great Britain, Arthur Jensen at Berkeley, Tom Bouchard at Minnesota, Richard Herrnstein at Harvard, Linda Gottfredson at Delaware, and Michael Levin at City College of New York.

When Burt died in 1971, many people were gleeful. Equalitarian radicals were prepared to believe that Burt had committed fraud, long before any scandals were published. Charges of fraud were made all the time in personal conversation about the work then being published by Jensen and Eysenck. Charges of fraud are commonly raised in this research context. No one wanted to believe that there was a genetic basis to racial differences in intelligence.

It was the issue of race more than anything else that drove the attack on Burt. At that time, Burt's data was the lynchpin of Jensen's and Eysenck's work on race and it almost had to be discredited. Thus it was Leon Kamin in America who was the first serious critic of Burt and then, of course, many others entered the fray, including journalists and television producers.

Today, the campus radicals of earlier decades are the tenured radicals of the 1990s. Some are chairmen of departments, deans of faculties, and vice-presidents and presidents of universities. The 1960s mentality of peace, love, and above all equality now constitutes a significant portion of the intellectual establishment in the Western world. The equalitarian dogma is more, not less, entrenched than ever befote. Yet, it is based on the scientific hoax of the century.

It is interesting that the hoax about genetic equality has been perpetuated for so long. Certainly one factor has been wishful thinking. We would all like the world to be different than in fact it is. Few have been eager to recognize the extent to which genes dictate what we are and what we may become. The power of genes, however, will become progressively harder to deny as the Human Genome Project nears completion. Many prefer not to know, because ignorance allows hope while knowledge can destroy it. The best way to predict your IQ is to average the IQ of your biological parents. That prediction holds regardless of whether you were raised totally separated from your biological parents. Ultimately we will be able to predict IQ scores by taking a single cell from an embryo.

For some, work on the genetics of intelligence, and racial differences therein, challenges the Enlightenment assumption that knowledge is always better than ignorance. But scholars have accepted that the earth is not the center of the universe, and that man's closest living relatives are the chimpanzees. We can yet affirm our common humanity by accepting our differences. The disparagement of Cyril Burt is the most extraordinary case of counterfeit charges in the history of academic psychology, if not all of science.

READINGS SUGGESTED BY THE AUTHOR:

C. Davison Ankney. Sex Differences in Relative Brain Size: The Mismeasure of Woman, Too?" Intelligence, 16 (1992), 329-336.

Ronald Fietcher. Science, Ideology, and the Media. New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction Publishers, 1991.

Arthur R. Jensen. "Scientific Fraud or False Accusations? Tbe Case of Cyril Burt.- In D. J. Miller and M. Hersen (eds.) Research Fraud in the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences. New York: John Wiley, 1992.

Richard Lynn. "Race Differences in Intelligence: A Global Perspective. Mankind Quarterly, 31 (1991), 255-296.

Roger Pearson. Race, Intelligence, and Bias in Academe. Washington, D.C.: Scott-townsend, 1991.

J. Philippe Rushton. "Cranial Capacity Related to Sex, Rank and Race in a Stratified Sample of 6,325 U.S. Military Personnel." Intelligence, 16 (1992), 401-413.

Mark Snyderman and Stanley Rothman. The IQ Controversy, the Media, and Public Policy. New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction Publishers, 1988.
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Unless there are any reasonable objections, I'm probably going to unload on here with research evaluations of this accord and coinciding others.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:30 am

You might be interested in;

'The Last Civilization: Is This the Last Civilization So Far or the Last One Forever? an Objectively Severe Look at Our Long Past, and Future, Made Possible by the Whole New Science of Social Evolution'
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Without a common ideology, a group larger than the optimal size to that species results in a build-up of stress and tension. Even though we may not have measured how other animals "feel," we still have reason to assume that the groups invariably break up because of stress and tension. Some animals do die of excess adrenalin, such as deer. Rats and mice experience behavioral changes that result in colony collapse. Apparently we are so attuned to small group living that we feel less secure when the group grows larger and we have no common ideology to fall back on. Social theorists don't want to move in that direction, so there seems to be a lack of research in it. But what other reason would cause small group animals to break up into smaller groups again when they grow to exceed the norm? The larger the group, the more alpha males and hence the more likelihood females do not desert the group with their young. All our social emotions are honed to small group living and to breaking up into rival alpha-led groups so that the internal rivalry is lessened and replaced by group rivalry. Our emotional/instinctive nature is shaped by millions of years of biological evolution.

I think he always has trouble finding publishers because people don't want to publish things that are against social conformity.
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Well, we are in the age of self-publishing now. Anybody and everybody can put whatever they want out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Political Correctness and Censorship Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:18 pm

It's not the same thing for academics. To have your papers and writings fully accepted, you must publish in reputable academic circles. There are many publications for this, and often you have to pay money to get access to the articles and information there. Many professors in higher level learning (graduate and post-graduate) will not accept source material outside of those bounds. So censorship does exist for poorly written and poorly supported work, but at the same time they are applying discretion that is subjective and based on opinion and not on a standards basis. It happens a lot.

Self-published books and papers are considered not validated by their peers and therefore pretty much useless. Many academics publish books after they have been published papers, theses or dissertations and fully discussed these in a symposium type atmosphere. But then it's different because their work on the subject is already published in a "reputable" academic publication.
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Are you saying that peer-review is the same as censorship?
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No, I am saying that the publishers censor at their own discretion. Things they don't like or opinions they find objectionable often don't make it no matter how supported the position is.

Peer review is a great tool for refining and adjusting your work. More authors should use other people, hopefully academics, to work on their theses. I love a good symposium or speaker who opens the platform for questions and challenges. It's great fun and a good way to learn to read and research the writings of others so that you both can learn.

Some of the greatest works were things bounced off other peers. It helps clear out the junk and becomes a challenge to get to the meat of the idea between two or more people. The competition forces you to bring your A game or take your ball and go home.
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