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January 10, 2007

Diversity Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Meet -- and perhaps curse -- the woman who invented "diversity training."

* Is there really a plan afoot to abolish the U.S. and replace it with a North American Union?

* And why is the globalist World Bank lying about the facts and figures it uses in order to promote its globalist agenda?

* Paul Theroux fondly remembers the days when the U.S. had half the population it does now.

* Derb looks at multiculturalism, immigration madness, prosperity, etc, and wonders if the U.S. might not fall apart sometime soon.

* In only the last five years, Spain (pop. 45 million) has taken in 4 million immigrants. According to the BBC, "immigration has become the main concern [in Spain], ahead of terrorism and unemployment." Wikipedia notes "noticeable social tensions [and] ... downward pressure on the wages of Spanish born workers ... at a time of booming residential prices and rising rents." Now who could have foreseen any of that?

* Steve Sailer asks one of his patented so-sensible-they're-shocking questions: What if "diversity" doesn't make anything better? What if, in fact, diversity makes life worse?



posted by Michael at January 10, 2007


If you're white, male and hetero, the ultimate humiliation is applying to a job, only to be referred to one of those "diversity" employment sites. Said white, male hetero knows, if he's sentient, that the only real meaning of diversity is racial and sexual quotas.

Fortunately, I work in a technical field. Try to find a black technician with high level skills. Doesn't exist. Not many women either. They sensibly take the soft humanities oriented jobs.

I can remember being a leftist. How did the left become so sanctimonious, so putrid, so maddeningly devoted to lying? Did I change, or did they?

The ultimate expression of this madness is life in Woodstock, NY, where ritual denunciation of white male privilege is the key to public advancement. Never mind that virtually every public position of any consequence is held by a white, hetero man. You rise to public prominence in Woodstock by wearing the hair shirt and the halo, and screaming "racist, sexist and homophobic" at your competitors.

Something I wonder about more and more. Is it possible to uncouple the arts from the mind-dead agenda of leftist propaganda? I watch most movies for 10 minutes, then turn them off when I realize the damn thing is just another exercise in leftist world improvement. How to end this Potemkin Village approach to the arts? How can we rid the world (especially the arts world) of the world savers?

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on January 10, 2007 7:00 PM

I welcome Mr. Theroux to Wisconsin. Plenty of elbow room here.

Posted by: Bradamante on January 10, 2007 7:00 PM

...The vindictive stereotype of the Muslim as a xenophobe does not tally with my experience of wandering in the Muslim world, where I have been treated hospitably, welcomed by strangers as “dayf al Rahman,” a guest of the Merciful One.
We are passing through a confused period of aggression and fear, characterized by our confrontational government, the decline of diplomacy, a pugnacious foreign policy and a settled belief that the surest way to get people to tell the truth is to torture them.


I have to conclude that Mr.Theroux, in Solomon's words (referring to another traveller) became one "who's probably eaten too many of the wrong kind of mushroom to quite grasp just what it is he's witnessing on his travels." I think somebody should give him couple of his own old books, to refresh his memory on "politeness" of traditional societies. And maybe arrange an interview with families of all those kidnapped for ransom, tortured (really tortured, not in Guantanamo sense)and beheaded Westerners who enjoyed Muslim hospitality.

Posted by: Tatyana on January 10, 2007 11:22 PM

Diversity is tyranny no matter what garments or skin colors the media, govt. and education rackets put on it. It belongs nowhere in a free country. It is simply a multicultural magic trick, an imagined right pulled out of the ass of the left while the media "oooohed and ahhhhed."


Posted by: sN on January 11, 2007 3:27 AM

Spain's an unusual case when it comes to attitudes toward immigrants. While it has a substantial number of Muslim immigrants, mostly from Morocco, they've adjusted reasonably well and most people don't mind their presence too much. The Latin America immigrants, on the other hand, are regarded as much more troublesome.

Posted by: Peter on January 11, 2007 9:52 AM

I'd like to find out what "adjusted reasonably well" means, Peter. Would that have anything to do with mainly living on welfare and working low wage jobs, running drugs, etc., like the rest of the muslims in Europe? Boy, that's positive! I heard some of the Spanish trains were blown up too. But, to give you the point, the trains were blown up reasonably well.

Face it, nothing about all this immigration is any good for the natives. Its amazing the equanimity with which many who don't know history and who have turned a blind eye to real differences between peoples have towards the invasion and conquering of their own countries by foreigners. It'll all work out well, sure. Just not for you, or many of the rest of us. And now we have boatloads of statistics to prove it too.

Posted by: BIOH on January 11, 2007 2:07 PM

What's your waist size? I'll send you adult diapers, so it won't be so messy when you piddle your panties. After all, you have a right to be terrified, as the Towel Heads are going to Conquer the World!!!

Posted by: Peter on January 11, 2007 11:43 PM

Shouting Thomas – RE: Fortunately, I work in a technical field. Try to find a black technician with high level skills. Doesn't exist. Not many women either. They sensibly take the soft humanities oriented jobs.

For various reasons, I get to hang around the California Institute of Technology, and have done work (software, analysis, accounting) for a number of cutting edge companies. I don’t claim that my take is absolutely statistically significant, still,

The most interesting, fruitful, and promising work that I see at CalTech is done NOT by white males, but by East Asians, East Indians, Persians, a few Latinos and, of course, Jews (even though the Jews are starting to be pushed aside by East Indian and East Asian women). The best programmers I have ever worked with have been women. Males are creative, but make mistakes and give BS reasons for not correcting them. Women make fewer mistakes from the jump, and are less egotistical about correcting them.

The single most creative programmer I worked with, at a Southern California newspaper was a black woman, who was under-estimated by the newspaper, quit, and went to work for a Southern California city government office, where she promptly saved their butts on a major conversion project.

I agree that you don’t find very many blacks in some highly technical skills, but even here, you can slice the pie thinner. I have run across a few Haitians and Africans in high level programming jobs, but few African Americans. But it is also true that there are practically no Filippinos, Cambodians or Thai in these positions either, but so what?

At one company I did work for, Microsoft sent out feelers and ultimately made offers to a number of analysts and programmers. Most of those selected were people of Iranian, Japanese and Chinese descent, and a good number of these were women. Also, based on my experience with these people, those selected were indeed the best of the bunch.

I think that so-called progressives make too much of the fantasy of “white male privilege.” On the other hand, I tire of white male whining. I can’t even begin to comment on “hetero” crap, since who people have sex with is of absolutely no interest to me at all.

Michael – Yeah, diversity sucks sometimes. And Spain is a good example. Consider, for instance, these immigrants who refuse to learn the language or assimilate, and moan excessively about life back home. I am, of course, referring to British expatriates to Spain (Spain is second only to Australia as an expat destination, with 790,000 Brits choosing to make it their home).

Posted by: Alec on January 12, 2007 6:52 AM

Alec: why do you say "males" instead of "men"?

Posted by: PA on January 12, 2007 12:09 PM

Shouting Thomas is right on. I've worked in technical fields for 20+ years. I've worked with many asians, middle easterners, few blacks, few latinos (the latter two groups are, shall we say "underrepresented"), etc. Very few stack up to the white (men) engineers. In fact, all over, even in so-called "diverse" offices, its the white guys who do the heavy lifting. Blacks are almost non-existent. Of the couple dozen or so I've worked with (mostly at government agencies), only one was competent (not good, mind you), and the rest were worthless. Latinos are not that bright either, though they do work hard, but are quite sloppy. Asians, arabs, etc, technically trained but simply not practical. They also tend to do sloppy work, except for the chinese and japanese. I've worked with many hundreds of people through the years, so I've seen a lot and talked to a lot of people. I've worked in government, outside of government, and for private companies that do government work.

So its whining when people complain about anti-white discrimination that is real (indeed, its a policy!)? I thought whining was a word reserved for complaining about trivial things like losing a parking space or having a sore foot. If you want to place losing or being shut out of employment opportunities and the many tens of thousands of dollars that go with that to demonstrably less competent foreigners and non-whites, I don't see how it applies. I find it amazing that some white people (I'm guessing here) are so willing to see others of their own kind discriminated against because of their race, and are complacent about it! Its just a matter time before it comes to you! Its just ridiculous!

As far as Cal Tech goes, here's how it works--the graduate students who do research that you are referring to are increasingly asians not because white men can't do that work, but because white men don't linger around in engineering colleges when they can be out in the real world actually working on real projects and making real money. A graduate degree in engineering actually doesn't pay off in the long run, and most engineers, being good at math, know it. Hell, I got accepted to one of the top five engineering schools' graduate programs. I didn't take it because it would have cost me too much. Most of the research going on in such places is meaningless anyway--the engineering side of the campus is under the same publish or perish pressure as the liberal arts side.

Microsoft is blatantly anti-american and H1-b friendly. That's also why its software is perpetually late and full of holes. I wouldn't look to them as being some sort of software mecca. Jesus, they almost have a monopoly!

Also, Alec says white males instead of white men because he has been trained to do so and doesn't have the independent thinking or pride to reject the label. The same is true of other neutered white males who buy into the leftist/coporate anti-white cheap labor ideology. Drones.

Peter--the name says it all! peter vi, -etered,-etering,-ters 1. to come to an end slowly: DWINDLE 2. To become exhausted. petered out. Cf. salt peter (and its uses).

Etc. You get the drift.

Posted by: BIOH on January 12, 2007 8:16 PM

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