In all cases, emphasis added.
And what is Christmas without Brimelow using his young children as props for some implicit tin cup panhandling? Although here it is more implicit and more indirect than usual:
So I more than ever want to wish a Merry, and blessed, Christmas to our readers, writers and especially donors—God bless you, every one.
Donors are especially blessed; after all, you make things like this possible! Now, that’s some moral seriousness, to be sure! What better way to spend “movement” donations?
Notice how Asians rank here. Closer to Blacks and Hispanics than even to Jews. Colored is as colored does. Asians: A more intelligent form of Negro.
I have mixed opinions about Taleb’s criticism of the worth of IQ. On the one hand, I agree with him that some people over-rate the importance of IQ. After all, I am one of the leading Far Right critics of HBD and the Alt Wrong, and I have criticized the HBDers’ fetishistic obsession with IQ. There are indeed “intellectual idiots” out there – consider how many academics are dogmatic leftists, spouting the most absurd nonsense. We also have such types on our side as well. So, yes, IQ is not a complete measure of human worth, and a high IQ does not automatically equate with success. Note the extreme deficiencies of high-IQ Jews and Asians, as well as high-IQ Whites who cannot understand fundamental realities in the midst of their demented intellectualized fantasies. But…
On the other hand, Taleb goes too far. Just because something is over-rated does not mean it is not vitally important. Just because something is not sufficient does not mean it is not necessary. The entire modern world has been built by high-IQ (European-derived male) individuals, and low-IQ areas are cesspools of filth and degradation. The following riposte to Taleb is also cogent:
It’s funny to see someone with a genius level IQ like Taleb (a talented quant and professor) literally deny the importance of the metric, when he himself no doubt has a very high IQ, and would not have the cognitive abilities or success he enjoys without it.
It’s easy to be a contrarian and take a controversial position that focuses attention on your views; it is more practical to see the positive and negatives of different human traits. Ironically enough, Taleb’s own criticism of IQ is precisely the type of intellectualized theorizing, independent of real world common sense, that he rails against. A pragmatic view would be that IQ is fundamentally important but incomplete; it is simply one component of a person’s mental toolkit, only one part of their cognitive and behavioral portfolio. Taleb instead takes an impractical, rigidly dogmatic approach to the subject and he is wrong for doing so.
To put it in juvenile Alt Right language: Taleb is “sperging out” as badly as any IQ-obsessed ivory tower intellectual.
What is Rudolph’s cephalic index? Durocher, get out your calipers!
Hey! I thought – according to Roissy and his commentators – that Whitaker was a “Bane” who was going to properly do The God Emperor’s budding. Trouble in paradise? Say it ain’t so! Fake news! Trust the phyzz!
Wrong, wrong, they’re always wrong.
Zman writes about the Neocons:
A sleazy dimwit like Goldberg accusing anyone of being mean spirited or stupid reveals a breathtaking lack of self-awareness. That is the very essence of the neoconservative, when you look at the shabby cast of characters flying the flag. Bill Kristol has been wrong about everything for decades, yet he shamelessly waddles around lecturing everyone, as if he is brilliant wise man. A normal man, possessing even a shred of decency, would be in hiding now if he had the record of Bill Kristol.
A sleazy dimwit like [fill in the name of any “movement leader”] accusing anyone of being mean spirited or stupid reveals a breathtaking lack of self-awareness. That is the very essence of the Type I Quota Queen, when you look at the shabby cast of characters flying the flag. “Movement leaders” have been wrong about everything for decades, yet they shamelessly waddle around lecturing everyone, as if they are brilliant wise men. A normal man, possessing even a shred of decency, would be in hiding now if he had the record of any of those losers.