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Samizdata quote of the day

“Today’s targeting of successful Asian-American kids lacks the crudity of a Jim Crow lunch counter or a whites-only drinking fountain. But it is no less ugly—and no less racially discriminatory—for being more genteel.”

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal ($).

Here is a non-paywalled story at USA Today outlining the issue, and highlighting what a steaming pile Critical Race Theory is. And its doubly outrageous given the demoralising impact it has on children who study and work hard and on the families who encourage this effort. Given how these things work, this story is worth reading outside the US as well.

17 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Schrodinger's Dog

    At least the Asian-American parents are fighting back against it.

    Good luck to them, I say.

  • Stonyground

    Admitting that success comes from hard work, responsible parenting and such like would mean admitting that failure isn’t always some one else’s fault.

  • nesalpers

    It seems our savage idiot society is now punishing people for being competent. Even so, competence is its own reward: Education has intrinsic value in addition to whatever social value it has in sane societies which honor it.

    Interesting lesson for the kids: The covidiocy, critical race theory, all of it spelling it out more plainly than is often apparent: Your society isn’t good and it isn’t sane. The problem isn’t you, kid, it’s them. The lessons they will try to teach you are poison and lies, the morals they will attempt to inculcate are submission to the group and obedience to authority.

    I wish I could adequately convey that there are better things in the world: Higher things and better aspirations than the garbage our madhouse-nations push. If you want to reach for these things, you’ll have to do it privately, in spite of your “peers” and adults, in spite of “society”, and the tragic waste of your finite time they force on you. Being human, in the truer better sense of that word, is now an act of rebellion.

  • Shlomo Maistre

    I don’t see a recent Samizdata thread where it is on topic to post this link in a comment… but imo it’s the most important article on the internet so far in 2021, so I wanted to drop it on Samizdata somewhere.

    https://outsidevoices.substack.com/p/author-of-the-mega-viral-thread-on

    Please spread far and wide.

    God speed, my friends.

  • Flubber

    That’s directly against one of CRTs goals – exempting blacks from any personal responsibilities.

  • Jim

    The good news of this is that the CRT crowd won’t be able to maintain the ‘People of Colour’ coalition much longer. Asians are beginning to cotton on to what it means for them personally – they are nominally included for political reasons under the POC umbrella, but out in the real world it means their children don’t get to Uni, and increasingly won’t get the good jobs either.

    The Right need to keep hammering away at this, even if they seem to be losing initially – I suspect there will come a tipping point where the traditional political rules that say ‘Non-whites are a locked in bloc vote for the Left’ begin to break down. And as ever with tipping points it will happen all at once. I think we are seeing it in the UK, non-Muslim Asians are increasingly voting Tory, as we see with the makeup of the current UK cabinet.

  • George Atkisson

    Shlomo –

    Thanks for the link. I’ve shared it where it shouldn’t get censored. Excellent summary of the factors destroying faith in the US Ruling Class.

  • BenDavid

    Jim – it’s not just Asians: large numbers of traditional-minded Latin Americans are put off by the sexual immorality of the Left. And during the BLM riots we saw many Hispanic versions of the “Koreans defending their shops with rifles” that characterized the Los Angeles riots of last generation.

    The Left is alienating the largest bloc of the coalition-of-color.

  • Old Glyn in Lindsey

    This extract neatly sums up my views.
    “Many of them don’t know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know for absolute certain that the press, the FBI, etc would lie to them if there was. They have every reason to believe that, and it’s probably true.”

  • Natalie Solent (Essex)

    Shlomo Maistre, thank you for the link. I had seen the now-famous series of tweets by MartyrMade and had wanted to do a post on them, but it is much easier for people unfamiliar with Twitter to go to see one article rather than thirty-five tweets.

  • Jim

    “This extract neatly sums up my views.
    “Many of them don’t know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know for absolute certain that the press, the FBI, etc would lie to them if there was. They have every reason to believe that, and it’s probably true.””

    That is my basis for not having had the vaccine. Its not that I necessarily think its terrible, or dangerous or whatever, its that I don’t trust the people pushing it further than I could throw Nelson’s Column. If the vaccines were actively dangerous there is no way any government anywhere in the world would admit it now. They are so deep in they couldn’t admit they were wrong. So all of their statements are valueless. As someone once said ‘They would say that wouldn’t they?’

  • That is my basis for not having had the vaccine. Its not that I necessarily think its terrible, or dangerous or whatever, its that I don’t trust the people pushing it further than I could throw Nelson’s Column.

    That is entirely reasonable, indeed perhaps the only rational view at this juncture, given the now overwhelming evidence of pervasive institutional untrustworthiness.

    I have stopped being polite when my local GP’s office keeps calling me & asking when I want to schedule my vaccination, in spite of me telling them repeatedly that I have had Covid & DO NOT NEED THE FUCKING VACCINE. The fact they keep pushing regardless has ended my trust in their clinical judgement. They are not doing this because of my personal healthcare interests, so they can go fuck themselves.

  • APL

    Johnathan Pearce: “hlighting what a steaming pile Critical Race Theory is.”

    Critical Race theory is the successor to the highly successful Class Warfare.

    Perry de Havilland: “I have stopped being polite when my local GP’s office keeps calling me & asking when I want to schedule my vaccination, in spite of me telling them repeatedly that I have had Covid & DO NOT NEED THE FUCKING VACCINE.”

    I’ve ignored my first and second invitation to be disabled. I’m fit and healthy have not worn a mask nor restricted my social circle* this last year, oddly enough, I’m still alive.

    Show your GP this a study in his own pigeon english illustrating that the influenza vaccine was little more than a con, tell them he can stuff that too.

    * wasn’t hard, BTW 🙂

    Misanthropy in the tiime of COVID. Think that might be a best seller.

  • APL

    APL: “Critical Race theory is the successor to the highly successful Class Warfare.”

    Which of course in the UK and the rest of Europe, had the ground prepared by massive immigration from alien cultures. Hence critical race theory can now be employed to play one racial group against another, something not possible in the mostly racaially homogenious Europe of the past ( excluding the Balkans which had been subject to invasion and conquest by Islam ) – and very successfull it is too.

  • Paul Marks

    Critical Race Theory (and the other parts of Critical Theory – intersectionalism) is Frankfurt School Marxism.

    Those who read Marxist Critical Race Theory works and do NOT read ANTI Critical Race Theory works are like the Jesuits who started off reading Marxist works to “know your enemy”, but ended up becoming Marxists – read only Marxist works, and not the refutations of those works (by Ludwig Von Mises and others) and down the Marxist drain you go.

    According to Marxists inequality proves exploitation and oppression – Asians, like Jews, tend to be better off than other people – so, according to Frankfurt School “Critical Theory” Marxism (and French “Post Modernism” as well) this “proves” that Asians, and Jews, are exploiting and oppressing people. Of course the Marxists are bit quiet about this, concentrating their attacks on “cis white males” (or whatever), but the implications of their theory are clear, and they know it.

    When, for example, Harvard and other universities discriminate against Asians in order to get more blacks as students, they are following Marxist Critical Race Theory.

    And the, despicably corrupt, courts are fine with that – for example when the Trump Administration tried to enforce the 1964 Civil Rights Act against universities that accept government backed “student loans” but insist on discriminating against Asians – the courts refused to do anything. Just as the courts refused to do anything before and after the rigged Presidential Election of 2020.

    The Marxist and “Fellow Traveller” corruption of the United States, and much of the rest of the Western world, is very severe.

  • Paul Marks

    By the way Big Business and individual rich people who back Critical Race Theory and the rest of “Woke” Frankfurt School Marxism.

    According to the theory you back, Marxism, your own wealth is proof that you exploit and oppress people.

    So why should anyone care, Big Business and individual rich people, when the “Woke” Marxists you support come to rob and murder you? And they will come.

  • APL

    Paul Marks: “Just as the courts refused to do anything before and after the rigged Presidential Election of 2020.”

    Many of the district attournys and a good few state and federal judges are paid employees of the Sorros infiltration machine.

    And after Blair’s reforms of the Judicial system in the UK, it’s mostly the same here too, but probably worse.

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