Category: pseudoscience

Science, Pseudoscience, and Science Fiction

Another “movement” fail.  Emphasis added.

Maybe Johnson should read more Wolfe and Vance, and watch less Star Trek, if he’s going to propose that science fiction is always promoting liberal globalist utopias.

My first premise is: No form of government is fully compatible with scientific and technological progress if it is founded on dogmas that are contrary to fact. For instance, the republic of Oceania might have a population of intelligent and industrious people, an excellent educational system, first rate infrastructure, and a booming economy. But if the state religion of Oceania mandates that the Earth is flat and lies at the center of the universe, Oceania is not going to take us to the stars.

That’s true.  Therefore any government led by Der Movement, with its nonfactual, failed dogmas is not “going to take us to the stars.”  Der Movement, as chronicled here, openly lies about, for example, genetics studies on Ancient Egypt.  It lies about almost everything.  They do so repeatedly. You can’t “go to the stars” based on a foundation of lies.  Yes, the Nazis built V2 rockets and that’s great.  They also dismissed Relativity as “Jewish science.”  You’re not “going to the stars” with Type I stupidity.

My second premise is: The advocacy of racially and ethnically diverse societies—regardless of whether they have liberal or conservative regimes—is premised on the denial of political experience and the science of human biological diversity.

Case in point.  Here Johnson promotes a key feature of “movement” pseudoscientific lying – HBD – and classifies it as a “science.”  This is proof positive that “traditionalist” “snug in your hobbit hole” Type I “traditionalists” know nothing about science – real science, the Popperian science that Harpending talked about.  Endless lies and hand-waving spin to prop up failed hypotheses, coupled to an aversion to true hypothesis testing, is not science.  It is a fraud. Look at Dutton’s book on Rushton – it revealed Rushton as a fraud, but the fanboys and fangirls still rally around their HBD cult figure, and then they have the nerve to accuse “Jewish intellectual movements” of being cult-like.  On the other hand, HBD can itself be considered a Jewish intellectual movement, so there’s that.

My third premise is: Ethnonationalism is based on both political experience and the science of human biological diversity—and does not deny any other facts. Therefore, ethnonationalism is more compatible with scientific and technological progress than are racially and ethnically diverse societies—other things being equal.

Well, HBD is a fraud, and so, yes, I can agree that ethnonationalism is based on a fraud.  Agreement!  Agreement!

In short, if liberal democracy and global capitalism are returning us to the mud, it is ethnonationalism that will take us to the stars.

Rewritten:

In short, if liberal democracy and global capitalism are returning us to the mud, and if ethnonationalism will lead us to murderous intra-European warfare and ethnic cleansing (advocated by its followers), it is pan-Europeanism that will take us to the stars.

Any serious major political movement needs people with serious science backgrounds.  In particular, any movement centered around a biological concept such as race absolutely needs scientists, especially those with a biological specialty that would be helpful in interpreting race-related matters.  Having “traditionalists” and “metapolitical philosophers,” or the typical Type I bully boys and juvenile Beavis-and-Butthead Alt Righters rambling incoherently about science won’t cut it.  STEM folks associated with the Left – and there are plenty – will carve up those folks like a dinner roast.  The Right – especially the Far Right – needs its own STEM heavy artillery, and such is in short supply.  Harpending and Whitney were examples of appropriate individuals; Cochran, Lynn, and Rushton are/were laughable popguns. The latter are what Harpending dismissed as “true believers” – not real scientists (although Harpending tragically wasted his time taking the likes of Cochran seriously).

As I’ve written here before, the problem is that the Right seems inherently hostile to genuine science; thus, it has problems attracting STEM people to begin with and, then, if any are attracted, it has even more trouble retaining them.  Now, it would seem like the Left would have the same problem; after all, the Left is even more pseudoscientific than is the Right.  But the Left has certain advantages: it’s superficially anti-religious, rational, secular, and materialist nature is more compatible with the scientific mind, and, paradoxically, the Left’s reality as a faux religion, full of irrational dogma (albeit masquerading as secular rationalism), provides the motive force for fanatical adherence.  Thus, the Left attracts scientists with its secular and rational veneer, and then holds on to them by infecting them with the religious fervor of SJWism.  The Right on the other hand, with its irrational, mystical, non-materialist, religious veneer of “traditionalist” nonsense is not attractive to the scientific mind, and then the weakness and bourgeoisie values of the Right cannot even keep those scientists who are attracted, cannot retain them as solid adherents because there is no attractive ideological base to form the basis of fanatical adherence.  The Right is a two-time loser in this regard.

Also, of course, the Left has the System behind it, in fact it IS the System, and as such has all sorts of goodies to bestow on scientists who toe the line.  On the other hand, the Far Right has what to offer?  Ridicule?  Social pricing? Colleagues who are semi-retarded nitwits and purveyors of pseudoscientific garbage?

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Welton: Absolutely Despicable

Welton the fraud.  In all cases emphasis added.

Sallis right once again: Der Movement Inc. whitewashing Rushton the Fraud.

I like how this turd makes it seem like Dutton’s book is wholly supportive of Rushton and Rushton’s “theories.”  If that is the case, why are Rushton’s hysterical fans attacking Dutton and his book on Amazon, eh Welton you despicable mendacious dishonest scum? But what do you expect from fundamentally dishonest HBD?

Here is the liar Welton again trying to make it seem that Dutton (*) was supportive of Rushton and was giving explanations to explain “anomalies”:

Dutton’s book makes sense of anomalies with the model, arguing that as a group becomes more K-selected, it becomes more evolved to an extremely specific niche.

Is there any way of accounting for these counterexamples to Rushton’s theory? Michael Woodley and his colleagues have argued that as a race or species adopts a slower Life History Strategy, the traits that make up that strategy will correlate less closely with one another. In Dutton’s words:

Under conditions of intense selection—of the kind experienced by Northeast Asians—you end up with a very high-K group and thus extreme specialization and a weak relationship between K traits. So, we would expect them to be less K than Europeans on some measures. It is likely that, in a very harsh ecology, a group which was highly cooperative but also hostile to outsiders (breeding with whom would only be maladaptive because the children would be less adapted to the harsh ecology) would have been more likely to survive. Foreigners also potentially undermine community trust, particularly crucial for extreme K-strategists.

So the anomalies Dutton reports are by no means beyond the possibility of evolutionary explanation, but Rushton neglected to mention them altogether. Dutton considers this cherry-picking of the evidence on Rushton’s part, whether conscious or unconscious.

Dutton occasionally overstates his case: e.g., when describing Rushton as a “pathological liar.” The examples of Rushton’s dishonesty he cites appear motivated either by bias in favor of his theory or a desire to conceal the less creditable aspects of his personal life or family history.

Contra Welton’s indirect implication, others like Woodley tried to explain Rushton’s errors using “just so” stories and other spin; Dutton himself was generally critical, hence the hysterical attacks against Dutton by Rushton’s supporters.  And as regards the arguments of “Michael Woodley and his colleagues” together with Welton’s screed – notice how Welton cherry picks dementia findings to support Rushton, but when other traits don’t fit the theory, we get hand-waving hypotheses of “intense selection” causing a “weak relationship between K traits.”  

Well, if there is a “weak relationship” between the very traits that define Rushton’s theory, then what is the point of the theory to begin with?  Any and all anomalies can be explained away in this fashion.  Therefore, Rushton’s hypothesis is not falsifiable and therefore it is no longer science – in other words, when data fit the theory, then the theory is supported, and when data contradict the theory, that also supports the theory because of, in this case, “intense selection” causing “weak relationships.”  That’s the essence of HBD – a pseudoscience that refuses to even acknowledge the possibility of being wrong, a pseudoscience impossible of falsification because even contradictory data – when not overtly ignored – is “spun away” as more support of the very hypotheses the data actually refute.

HBD is merely politics supporting Whites being enslaved by Jews and Asians. And Rushton was, according to Dutton, a race-mixer, a cuckolder, an adulterer, and a cherry picker (at best; and a “pathological liar” at worst) of data.  To Welton to excuse that by saying “that’s what geniuses do” and then, in the grand HBD fashion, cherry picking data to cite a few examples (Rushton – the HBD Einstein), is laughably stupid and morally obtuse.

*Technically, yes, “Dutton’s book” makes the case by citing the opinions of Rushtonite spin doctors, but let us be honest: casual readers pf Welton’s article will assume that Dutton himself was supportive, rather than just quoting those others.  Welton’s whole piece is misleading.

HBD and the Rushton Case

Continuing my discussion of the Rushton fiasco.

Let’s continue our analysis of the Rushton case and what it says about HBD.

An important point that needs to be made: just because Rushton was a disgusting and despicable excuse for a human being, and, according to Dutton, fudged data and interpretations, does not logically imply that r-k theory as regards humans (or more properly, hominids – or australopithecines?) is not correct in its broadest sense.

The thing is, contra fawning “movement” fanboys, the whole r-k theory isn’t particularly innovative or earth-shattering.  It is actually quite obvious. Indeed, back in the 1980s – many years before I ever heard of Rushton and his work – I was reading an ecology textbook, came across a discussion of r-k life strategies, and immediately – emphasis on immediately – realized that this can apply to “humans” as well, with Blacks and Hispanics being “r” and Whites and (East) Asians being “k.”

Now, Rushton certainly deserves credit for coming out and publicly stating the hypothesis, and credit he does get here for that.  The problem with these HBD types is that they fall in love with their own theories, and descend into laughable pseudoscience, and sometimes outright fraud, in order to hysterically defend those hypotheses, rather than subject them to rigorous hypothesis testing, as the Popperian scientific method would suggest.  No, these guys are hyper-Kuhnians, and will defend the dogma at all costs.

An example is the IQ-GDP correlation, what Lynn has been banging the drum about for decades.  The idea that there would be a correlation between national IQ and national GDP – just as there is between individual IQ and personal income/wealth – is obvious, even trivial.  But – and this is a big but – that’s at a very coarse-grained, looking from a distance, view.  When one looks more fine-grained, looks at the details, looks up close, one finds exceptions, many outliers, cases that defy the dogmatic explanation, alternative mechanisms that sometimes better explain the data, etc.  Upon rigorous testing, the strict interpretation of the hypothesis is proven wrong, the hypothesis, in its most strict and fine-grained sense, is falsified.  However, it remains valid as a very general principle, and has some utility in that sense.  But that’s not good enough for these types, with their absurd spin, invented just-so stories, ignoring of contradictory data, “estimates” of IQ rather than reproducible direct measurements, and absolute refusal to even admit the possibility of being wrong about even the most trivial cases.  That’s pseudoscience, that’s HBD.

The same applies to r-k.  In the very broad sense, it is probably true – but even then requires constant and rigorous testing – but it obviously breaks down when one looks at the details.  In some cases, in some details, in some traits, Negroes may be k-selected, and Chinamen r-selected; rather than admit this, Rushton ignored the facts that “went against the general trend.”  Like all HBDers he never even considered the possibility he could be wrong, and never really took opposing views seriously.  The opposition you see was “politically motivated” and “personally motivated” – as if the same could not be said about Rushton himself and all the other HBDers themselves.

Life is messy – Rushton’s life is a perfect example: compare the details of his personal life to what his work was about and to the ideals fervently believed in by “movement” Rushtonites.  It’s almost as if Pierce had married a Jew, or Duke was discovered to have half-Black children.  I won’t even mention the actual realty of Strom Thurmond here.  Life is messy and so life science – including social science (if it is even really a science) – is messy as well.  Let’s not pretend it isn’t and by so doing leave open vulnerable spots in our views that can be attacked by the Left.

The ultimate problem is that HBD in its stupidity and pseudoscience smears genuine racial science, since the two are conflated by the Left and by the general public.  Thus, when Rushton is (justifiably) discredited, it reflects badly on all of us, not only where it belongs – solely on the HBD scum.

If the Right had any sense of being right (no pun intended) they would denounce Rushton, not only for what the specifically did but also because of the damage the inevitable revelations have on the cause.  His work needs to be critically examined more than ever, and that work shown to be based on fraud and/or bad science should be denounced and withdrawn.

Rushton: The Rotten Empire Strikes Back

The pushback, lies, and spin about randy Blackjack Phil begins.

Absolute HBD scum try to salvage the reputation of the execrable race-mixing fraud Rushton by giving Dutton’s book bad reviews at Amazon.  Two examples are below, with my response.

This is a scholarly abomination, in which one of the worst “scientists” of recent times, Edward Dutton, endeavors to savage the reputation of the great J. Philippe Rushton. Dutton has hardly written a thing that wouldn’t cause anyone with an IQ over 115 to feel embarrassment for him. He is a blight on the HBD world with his sorry attempts at hereditarian research. Rushton, despite whatever personal flaws he may have had, left psychological science an original, important, and seminal body of theoretical and empirical work. By contrast, it seems Dutton’s sole notable effect in life has been to sully HBD with inane, maladroit, and logorrheic text. One must wonder how such an incompetent sees himself fit to accuse as fine a scientist as Rushton of academic misconduct.

First, and most importantly, is what Dutton wrote true or not?  If it is, then all this hysterical Type I defense of Rushton – himself the “scholarly abomination”- is so much hot air.  Second, how is it possible for anyone to “sully” HBD, when it is a laughably stupid pseudoscience, a pro-Jewish and pro-Asian political movement masquerading as “science?”  It’s no coincidence that so many HBDers have Jewish or Asian wives, girlfriends, or family members.  Rushton and his Jewish wife.  Derbyshire and Brand married to Asians.  Ray’s son involved in a relationship with an Asian.  Sailer once suggesting he had Jewish ancestry (his wife investigated his biological parents, according to a Sailer post from many years ago).  Hart and Levin are Jewish.  I don’t know about Lynn, but if he doesn’t have some sort of Jewish-Asian ties, he’s the exception that proves the rule.  Third, if Dutton is such a terrible scientist and an incompetent, then why does the “great man” himself – Richard Lynn – coauthor work with Dutton?  Does this reviewer consider Lynn to be a “scholarly abomination” as well (if so, perhaps the only good judgement shown by this reviewer)?

This book is trash. I knew Phil Rushton for a number of years, and he was a kind, honorable man, and a brilliant researcher.

Yeah, that’s great. But are Dutton’s accusations true?

Vintage Der Movement, Inc.  Hide from the truth.  Defend the good old boys network.  And be incredible hypocrites.  The hypocrisy is at many levels.  These guys like to quote Jefferson about valuing truth above all things and needing truth to be known by the world, but when it comes to criticizing Rushton (or Jews), then all of a sudden truth is out the window, and personal loyalty (or political expediency or monetary donations) is valued above all else.  In other cases though, personal loyalty is jettisoned, not for the sake of truth, but to peddle HBD lies.  The value of truth and of loyalty is on a sliding scale – as Sailer would say: Who?  Whom?  To defend a corrupt quota queen HBDer like Rushton, the personal loyalty triumphs and truth goes out the window.

Der Movement Inc. is absolutely despicable, utterly corrupt, skin-crawlingly loathsome, disgustingly degenerate, horrendously hypocritical, and based on a foundation of lies and corruption.  How could a cause so right and so pure be sullied by such absolute trash, such moral turds?

Genetic Basis for Health Disparities

More “hate facts.”

Read this.  Author summary is below (emphasis added). The “received wisdom” from the Left is that all human populations are genetically identical, there is no such thing as race, and that racial health disparities are due to “White racism.”  Science says different.

Individuals of European and African ancestry have different susceptibility for developing specific infections and diseases. Part of this difference in immune response is thought to arise from genetic differences accumulated over the millennia that conferred advantages in fighting different infectious pathogens endemic to different parts of the world. The impact of these immune differences and how they are influenced by modern lifestyles and living environments remains to be understood. Findings from this study revealed population differences in the levels of circulating cytokines, i.e. chemical messengers of the immune system, which were due in part to different demographic and lifestyle factors. Further, a change in the gene encoding for the Duffy antigen receptor protein, identified as rs2814778 and known as the Duffy-null allele, was the most important factor explaining low circulating levels of CCL2 and CCL11, key chemokines regulating the migration of white blood cells, specifically monocytes and eosinophils, which play a role in inflammation. This genetic variant occurs almost exclusively among Africans, likely because of its role in protecting against malaria infection, and results in loss of Duffy antigen protein on red blood cells. The substantial immune differences by ancestry may have broad implications for health disparities.

Race denial is the biggest scientific fraud of the last half-century.  Unfortunately, HBD is also politicized pseudoscience (one can imagine the anguish of the race realists if genetic analysis confirms negative stereotypes of Jews and East Asians – well, we don’t really have to imagine anything; consider how the Alt Wrong has studiously ignored studies, including those by Jewish scientists, showing Jews as genetically distinct from Europeans).  What we need is a real racial science – neither race denial nor Jew/Oriental worship.

More on Theranos

An example of the “wimmin” that post-wall harridan Melinda wants to fund with the money from Rick Moranis-look-a-like Bill.

Read here.  Excerpts and comments:

All of this can be applied to “The Movement.” To be completely frank, there are plenty of frauds and con artists in our scene. 

What website are you writing for again?

In fact, there are probably more sociopaths and swindlers in an edgy sociopolitical set than in America’s business community.[1] Unfortunately, there are very few books dedicated to dissecting and examining “The Movement”’s many dangerous people. 

Well, there’s a blog (not a book) – EGI Notes, but I’m “crazy and bitter.”  The author of this piece is obviously not. Obviously.

However, an examination of a parallel social disaster can be extrapolated to match one’s own circumstances and serve to enlighten one in a way which might lead to progress.

Oh yes, indeed.

Carreyrou’s story of Theranos starts in November 2006 and ends in March 2018. His sources are mostly former employees. Central to the story is a Stanford dropout named Elizabeth Holmes.[3] Holmes was from a prominent family that had been successful in business, as well as in military and government service. She grew up in a high-class neighborhood in Washington, D.C. 

In other words, she is “one of the gals.”  Just like Mudshark Annie.  Indeed, the have some romantic preferences in common, it seems.

Holmes deliberately dressed like Steve Jobs. She also faked a deep voice when speaking (her voice can be heard changing in this video). Her leadership style was typical for a dynamic leader of a start-up company. 

It seems to me her style was more typical of a padded cell, but, hey, I’m crazy, so I should know, right?

Holmes enjoyed a flurry of good press and flattery . . . but the machines didn’t work, hadn’t worked, and weren’t about to start working. It was all an elaborately-constructed fraud. An October 2015 Wall Street Journal article exposed the company. Looking backwards, it is probable that Theranos was a fraud from the start…

I agree, many parallels to Der Movement.

This is the first politically correct aspect of this. All that talk about “girl power” and “strong, independent womynz” is a powerful metapolitical influence that led otherwise experienced men to fund the venture, and for a time stopped anyone from asking hard questions about her.

But when people on the Right question the “womynz” in the Alt Right, they get critiqued by Counter-Currents white-knighting.

As a result of Holmes’ respectable social background…

Anyone in Theranos who questioned the reality of the situation was shown the door. 

Or “banned” from a blog, eh?   How is Der Movement different?

There was also a culture of nepotism. 

Ethnic nepotism in Der Movement.  Hint: it’s not only the Asians and Afrowop Mafiosos who practice that.

It’s All Fraud East of Suez

He hired a group of Indians to run the lab. None were qualified, and they fed into the culture of incompetence described above. Because they came on H1-B visas, they couldn’t complain about their working conditions.

Hey! These are Asian cogelites!  GNXP says we need “hundreds of thousands” more of these every year.

Carreyrou’s description of Balwani’s actions match much of what I’ve seen dealing with Asians in my own career. In short, they all “ain’t right.” In this case, I am referring to Asians in the broad sense, not just Indians. A true grasp of cause and effect seems to elude them. The scientific method didn’t originate in India or China. Essentially, east of Suez, it’s all a fraud. 

Except Steve Jobs, eh?

Learning How to Spot a Fraud

Things that mesh with the PC narrative (or any narrative) too well are often frauds. Theranos was political correctness run amok. There was a “strong womyn” running the show. 

But if you criticize the “strong womyn” making Alt Lite podcasts, Alt Right white knights (some of them apparently have no experience with women apart from blood relatives) come out to hysterically defend them.

She was in an interracial relationship. 

Just like Derbyshire.

Theranos was filled with “immigrant strivers.” In talks, Holmes invoked buzzwords as though they were part of a magical spell. She told audiences to “believe in yourself.” Others joined in on the spell-casting. General Mattis called the company a “game changer.”

Imitating the form of a thing is not the same thing as the thing itself. Elizabeth Holmes’ look and back-story was a crude imitation of the outer forms of accomplished men. The truth is, it didn’t matter how Steve Jobs dressed. What he did was actually get results.

Jobs was 50% Syrian Arab – Syria being “east of the Suez.”  But, hey, why should facts and logic get in the way of a Counter-Currents post, with the current brilliant crop of Alt Righters leading the way.  They are low information, but so what?

Beware of promises to simplify that which is very complex. Experts in the field of medicine who had really undergone the complex process were the ones to call Theranos’ bluff. (A good example of an expert with great technical knowledge spotting a fraud can be found here.)

But when someone with technical knowledge in the life sciences calls out HBD pseudoscience and “movement” race fraud, then they are labelled “crazy and bitter.”  Hypocrisy.

Elizabeth Holmes left a trail of destruction in her wake. 

Just like “movement” leaders.

On a final note, one must again emphasize the cliché that all that glitters is not gold. Things that are politically correct, i.e. “women and minorities,” always need a second, harder look. Do not enter into a transaction with any Asian that is any more difficult than bazaar levels of sophistication.

Does that include Asians infiltrating pro-White websites and organizations?  Does that include the HBD fraud?  Does that include Silk Road White nationalism?

Notes

[1] Another insight into the Theranos disaster is the idea that the government, in this case the Food and Drug Administration, can help get rid of quacks. It is clear that the libertarian ideological model of “small government” would have allowed Theranos to carry out its swindle longer than it should have.

Libertarianism is an absurdity.  The fact that the Alt Right had its genesis through libertarianism tells you all you need to know about the stupidity, superficial juvenile attitudes, and aberrant ideology.

[3] Holmes was also descended from Charles L. Fleischmann (1835-1897), a wealthy manufacturer of yeast. Fleischmann was Jewish but married outside of the group. So while she had some Jewish ancestry, it is impossible to put Holmes in any ethnic category other than that of Wilmot Robertson’s American Majority.

Hey, she’s OK then.  After all, she has a Nordish ranking of 2.6439751, so what’s the problem?  She left a trail of destruction in her wake, but she’s still a whole lot better than a bunch of greasy five foot tall Afrowop brownsters scurrying around like roaches over the landscape of a once great country they ruined.

Holmes probably would have been more successful if she had concentrated on medical issues more in her “wheelhouse” – such as novel testing approaches for vaginal yeast infections.

A Dire Spectral Vision

Latest “movement” tragicomedy.

New from Counter-Currents!

Take that, Arktos and Richard Spencer!  Meanwhile, Counter-Currents continues to pretend that Bolton’s Yockey biography doesn’t exist.

Absolutely disgusting.

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Posted May 25, 2018 at 4:26 am | Permalink
Great to see that Jorjani is working with Counter-Currents and getting away from the unfortunate elements of the “movement”.

Let’s not forget this from that Swedish Counter-Currents forum speaker, Patrik Hermansson:

I manage to convince Jason Reza Jorjani, co-founder of AltRight Corporation and editor of Arktos Media, to meet for a drink. I’m sitting across from him in an Irish pub in the shadow of the Empire State Building. The first thing he said was: “You’re not in touch with Greg [Johnson], are you?”

I assure him I’m not, knowing he would leave if he ever found out I had spent the last month getting to know people on the other side of the split, some of whom had recently accused Jorjani of being a CIA agent. “It’s like the SA and the SS,” Jorjani said. “A Night of the Long Knives is coming though.”

Now Jorjani and Johnson are buddies again, because…Richard Spencer.

 

Der Movement, Der Movement, Der Movement marches on.

Further, it is highly disturbing that the likes of Greg Johnson and Richard Spencer fail to understand the damage done to serious racial nationalism by their enabling of someone who peddles pseudoscientific nonsense and gnostic “traditionalist” fantasies.  Do they really think intelligent, well-read, educated, empiricists want to be associated with “the pyramids of Atlantis were built by psychokinesis?”  The Spectral!  The Spectral! (Theme music from Ghostbusters playing in the background).

The domination of the “movement” by Type I activists was, is, and remains an unmitigated tragedy.  They have no sense whatsoever, no common sense, no innate “feel” for what any reasonably same person would consider appropriate or inappropriate.  “Normies” will think racial nationalism – or ethnic nationalism for you knuckle-dragging ethnonationalists – is strange enough, if you are going to combine it with crazed ramblings fit for a D-grade sci/fi-fantasy novel, then forget about it. The System continuously tries to associate racial activism with pseudoscience and fantasy.  How much easier for them when Der Movement actually does exhibit those tendencies and taints the honest efforts of others.