Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Is Race A Social Construct?...


When true believers spout that nugget of wisdom it always seems to be under the pretext that a social construct is a thing without merit or legitimacy. Which is…strange, to say the least.

So whenever I hear someone say, “race is a social construct,” I always reply, “so are rights.”

Yep. Rights are a social construct. So is law, justice, equality, etc. The list is endless.



Really, I have no idea what-so-ever about what those who say “race is a social construct” are trying to imply or suggest. And it’s rather obvious that they don’t either. It’s just a slogan with not an ounce of thought behind it.



Such are the times we live in.

On the one hand there is no such thing as race. On the other hand there is racism.

Go figure!

There’s no such thing as White people, and yet, somehow, there is White privilege.

Racial profiling is bad, but please support racial quotas, affirmative action, the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the NAACP, the ADL, the United Negro College Fund, Black Entertainment Television, Latino Entertainment Awards, La Raza and hundreds of other such organizations and institutions which receive government subsidies.


Minorities? Native Americans? Anti-Semitism? Apparently, none of these things exist since race is a social construct.

Come to think of it, the mere act of accusing someone of anti-semitism is racist, since it requires an acknowledgement that one person is a semite and the other person is not!

Let that sink in. The charge of racism is, itself, an acknowledgement of the existence of race.

In fact the pursuit of “equality” betrays the belief in differences to begin with, now doesn’t it.


As to the question of the reality of race,

  1. Skulls of Whites, Blacks and Asians are identifiable as White, black and asian. As are hair samples.

      b. ‘At the same time evidence is slipping out of the laboratory and into everyday life, carrying with it the inescapable message that people of different races have different DNA.’
-New York Times, Nov. 11, 2007 ‘In DNA Era, New Worries About Prejudice’


There are mountains of evidence of the reality of race and racial differences.
The Archeological, Forensic, Scientific, sociological, anthropological and Historical evidences reach into the Heavens.


It takes a certain kind of ideological zealotry to deny it.

And a special kind of thoughtless stupidity to utter inane phrases like “race is a social construct.”



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Technology’s Unintentional War on Cause and Effect…




To what extent do most people know how the technology in their life actually works?

How many people can take apart an iPhone and then put it back together again?

How many people could build an iPhone or computer or television from scratch?

Very, VERY few.

So much of our life today is dependent upon technology: from cars and telephones, to microwaves and computers.

And the reality is we don’t really need to know how they work to use them.

And therein is the problem. The process by which we think (or don’t think) in small, daily, ways, will inform the way we think (or don’t think) in big ways.

If Consumer A doesn’t need to know how his iPad actually works and why it functions to use it, then he doesn’t need to consider how societies form and function to live and prosper in them. He’ll simply assume they work and will always work, just because.

Political Correctness, Immigration, Gay Marriage, Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Democracy, Free Trade, Climate Politics, Etc…None of these issues and their impacts upon the functioning of society are considered in any depth by Consumer A because society works, just because.

Societal collapse?


Well, you can always just buy another iPhone!




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THE CULT OF THE EXPERT…




The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.
 The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death.
“These findings are appalling and chilling in their indictment of our criminal justice system, not only for potentially innocent defendants who have been wrongly imprisoned and even executed, but for prosecutors who have relied on fabricated and false evidence despite their intentions to faithfully enforce the law,” Blumenthal said.
-Washington Post, April 18 2015 ‘FBI ADMITS FLAWS IN HAIR ANALYSIS OVER DECADES’
We scoff at the idea of witch doctors but, really, “experts” have, in fact, become our witch doctors. Be they lawyers, politicians, scientists, judges, historians, psychologists, doctors, etc, etc, the “expert” knows all and is impervious to basic human qualities such as malice and deceit.

And of course the diploma and (or license) is a mystical piece of paper that bestows magical powers of objective truth and applied knowledge on the recipient.

It’s all magic!


Monday, April 13, 2015

Is fighting cancer bigotry?...


Is it not true that a tumor is just undocumented cells?

Is it not a form of discrimination on the part of the, so-called, “native” cells to deny the new cells a chance to grow and prosper in their new home?

Is the word “cancer” not a form of hate-speech directed at the newly arrived cells?

Isn’t fear of cancerous cells merely a fear of the new and the different?

Isn’t diversity a strength?

Are not all cells part of the same body?

Aren’t we all children of God?




Stop the hate!


Love all cells equally!