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      Distinguishing parody from reality is becoming more difficult by the day. It’s why the clown world meme has caught on so well, I suppose:

      The account has been suspended. That doesn’t offer much in the way of determining whether it’s sincere or sardonic, though. She could be a true-believing midwit casualty or she could have been cut for being too subversive. Hard to tell.

      Popular white supremacist

      As a typical WEIRDO, I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt, so I’ll assume she’s legitimate.

      And if she is, she helps explain something I’ve been struggling with for awhile. I’ve had a tough time wrapping my head around the idea that Hindu nationalism is inherently white supremacy, but now it makes sense. Look at the names of the most recent National Spelling Bee champs, for example:

      Rishik Gandhasri, Erin Howard, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhatankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao, and Rojan Raja

      Are we sure that’s not a Klan meeting attendee list?

      When putting GSS respondents into intelligence buckets based on Wordsum scores, it’s been my practice to label the highest scoring contingent “really smarts”. From now on I better refer to them as “white supremacists”.

      There are still some kinks to work out, though. For instance, while 32.8% of Jews are white supremacists based on this classification, only 10.5% of non-Jews are, so at the moment it appears that Hindus and Jews are more likely to be white supremacists than members of other groups, including white gentiles.

      Maybe the New York department of education can help clarify things:

      Whew, maybe not. Looks like I still have some work to do.

      GSS variables used: BORN(1), RELI(1-2,4-13)(3), WORDSUM(0-8)(9-10), YEAR(2000-2018)

       
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      1. “This makes them less smart” is likely what got the twitter troll the hook, whether or not the account is a parody.

        Noticing from any side of the aisle will. not. be. tolerated. Period.

      2. The question is are we in a moral panic? Or are we in a paradigm shift?

        • Replies: @anonymous

        She warned us. She kept insisting we believe him, and people kept insisting he never would follow up on his most inhumane ideas. https://t.co/hDvXDggB1c pic.twitter.com/SeLDk8Yv0r— Elad Nehorai (@PopChassid) June 18, 2019
         
        , @iffen
        Why do we have to choose one?
      3. Gen Z White Pill

        At least among Redstanis

        Wait, never mind this is two years old. Still interesting

        • Replies: @Twinkie
        Is that a big surprise given that the 18-29 bracket is the only one that doesn't remember the good old days of the Soviet Union?
      4. That Spelling Bee champion list indicates Brahmin supremacy.

        • Replies: @indocon
        Not quiet, but definite domination of upper caste Indians who come from priest (brahmin), trader, ruler, and warrior castes. Of lately the farmer caste is doing pretty well in US also, especially when it comes to National Merit Finalists. I did the check of 2019 winners in CA and of ~20 sub-continental winners, half belonged to farmer (mostly South Indian) castes.
      5. @216
        Gen Z White Pill

        At least among Redstanis

        https://twitter.com/DarrenJBeattie/status/1140801267343732736

        ---

        Wait, never mind this is two years old. Still interesting

        Is that a big surprise given that the 18-29 bracket is the only one that doesn’t remember the good old days of the Soviet Union?

        • Replies: @216
        Bracket 2 has some memories
        , @Achmed E. Newman
        That's just it, though. There's a partly-senile component in those bars on the right that views Russia as the USSR still. I doubt they'd think this way, though, if the Neocons hadn't been pushing this anti-Russian crap (not to mention raiding the whole country's finances in the 1990's) since just after the Cold War ended. We could have had an alliance throughout the entire Northern 1/3 of the globe, the "Ice People" in Derbyshire parlance. Starting with GHW Bush, all the goodwill was slowly destroyed.
      6. 216 says:

        Humor

        Darren’s sarcasm flew right over Boomer heads.

        Look at his banner, wow.

        Six likes for mr. boomer, who sadly shares the name with one of the last sane Dems. Their infoboxes

        Original tweets are my personal opinions. No DMs. Lists = blocked. Pro Israel, troops, LEOs & vets. #MAGA #NRA #BackTheBlue #Benghazi #IStandWithFlynn

        Nurse and BA (Pol&psych), IBCLC. Proud Canadian who fights for all. Egalitarian. Most important, wife & mother of 2 beautiful talented girls

        Conservative. Pro-Life. Pro-Israel. Anti-liberal. Soccer #Trump 2020. #MAGA.

        FEMINISM | Mental Slavery Emancipator helping free others from the Dem Party Plantation

        UnitedWeStandDividedWeFallLoveTheSinnerNotTheSinInTheEndGodWins #Covfefe #MAGA #KAG #MEGA #WWG1WGA

        Karlin’s swine right

        • Replies: @Twinkie

        Pro Israel, troops, LEOs & vets. #MAGA #NRA #BackTheBlue #Benghazi #IStandWithFlynn
         
        Hmmm, of all the things, "Pro Israel" first?
      7. @216
        Humor

        https://twitter.com/JamesZWebb/status/1140767238842200065

        Darren's sarcasm flew right over Boomer heads.

        Look at his banner, wow.

        Six likes for mr. boomer, who sadly shares the name with one of the last sane Dems. Their infoboxes

        Original tweets are my personal opinions. No DMs. Lists = blocked. Pro Israel, troops, LEOs & vets. #MAGA #NRA #BackTheBlue #Benghazi #IStandWithFlynn

        Nurse and BA (Pol&psych), IBCLC. Proud Canadian who fights for all. Egalitarian. Most important, wife & mother of 2 beautiful talented girls

        Conservative. Pro-Life. Pro-Israel. Anti-liberal. Soccer #Trump 2020. #MAGA.

        FEMINISM | Mental Slavery Emancipator helping free others from the Dem Party Plantation

        UnitedWeStandDividedWeFallLoveTheSinnerNotTheSinInTheEndGodWins #Covfefe #MAGA #KAG #MEGA #WWG1WGA
         
        Karlin's swine right

        Pro Israel, troops, LEOs & vets. #MAGA #NRA #BackTheBlue #Benghazi #IStandWithFlynn

        Hmmm, of all the things, “Pro Israel” first?

        • Replies: @216
        Its the only allowed tribalism for white conservatives.
      8. @Twinkie
        Is that a big surprise given that the 18-29 bracket is the only one that doesn't remember the good old days of the Soviet Union?

        Bracket 2 has some memories

        • Replies: @Twinkie

        Bracket 2 has some memories
         
        The older ones would from their childhood. I'm in my late 40's and anti-communism was a big thing in the early part of my life.
      9. “Big words”? “White supremacist”?

        I will, in the future, be more niggardly, I mean, parsimonious in my use of “big words” when speaking to her demographic.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/williams/williams020499.htm

        • Replies: @14wordstofreedom
        Using big words when you talk to people of color is racist. Also, using small words when you tsk to people of color is racist.

        Shut up, racist.
      10. @216
        Bracket 2 has some memories

        Bracket 2 has some memories

        The older ones would from their childhood. I’m in my late 40’s and anti-communism was a big thing in the early part of my life.

      11. @Twinkie

        Pro Israel, troops, LEOs & vets. #MAGA #NRA #BackTheBlue #Benghazi #IStandWithFlynn
         
        Hmmm, of all the things, "Pro Israel" first?

        Its the only allowed tribalism for white conservatives.

        • Agree: Talha
      12. anonymous[127] • Disclaimer says:
        @216
        The question is are we in a moral panic? Or are we in a paradigm shift?

        She warned us. She kept insisting we believe him, and people kept insisting he never would follow up on his most inhumane ideas. https://t.co/hDvXDggB1c pic.twitter.com/SeLDk8Yv0r— Elad Nehorai (@PopChassid) June 18, 2019

      13. @216
        The question is are we in a moral panic? Or are we in a paradigm shift?

        Why do we have to choose one?

      14. @Twinkie
        Is that a big surprise given that the 18-29 bracket is the only one that doesn't remember the good old days of the Soviet Union?

        That’s just it, though. There’s a partly-senile component in those bars on the right that views Russia as the USSR still. I doubt they’d think this way, though, if the Neocons hadn’t been pushing this anti-Russian crap (not to mention raiding the whole country’s finances in the 1990’s) since just after the Cold War ended. We could have had an alliance throughout the entire Northern 1/3 of the globe, the “Ice People” in Derbyshire parlance. Starting with GHW Bush, all the goodwill was slowly destroyed.

        • Agree: SunBakedSuburb
        • Replies: @Twinkie

        We could have had an alliance throughout the entire Northern 1/3 of the globe
         
        Not going to happen for the same reason different whites vie for control in the US - they are more worried about their high IQ rivals than the black and brown auxiliaries.

        Shortsighted, I know. But even high IQ people are greedy (only it’s called ambition when it’s high IQ).
      15. Regarding the .Indians and the spelling bees: If they can spell their own names, they’ve got a big head start already! Seriously, the common language of the elites was English due to the British rule, and, though the .Indian names are very long, there are no syllables or sounds that are in any way hard to pronounce for you or me.

        The Asians are, in general, the smartest immigrants (at least before the heavy chain-migration started, that is). If it is between the tiger Moms of the Chinese kids vs, the same for the .Indian kids, well the Chinese are at a serious disadvantage with their language. Chinese is about the most different language from English there is. You try entering a spelling bee in Peking, for example. YOU CAN’T! Do you know why you can’t? It’s because their language is made up of 4,000 (basic reading level) characters, and spelling is a meaningless term. I wonder how long the Chinese equivalent of the ABC song would have to be?!! (BTW, it’s just “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.)

      16. Titania McGrath is the radical left’s version of Alt Right pundit Brother Nathanael. Most normies never heard of them, and if they have had the unfortunate happenstance to come across them, then they shake their head and consider that they are mentally unbalanced.

        • Replies: @Mr. Rational
        I hadn't realized that I had forgotten to hit the ignore on this clown on this computer until he got out of jail or wherever he was.

        >plonk!<
        , @SunBakedSuburb
        Titania McGrath is the creation of English comic Andrew Doyle. Doyle, seemingly one of the few rational liberals left in the Anglosphere, is using his gift of satire to puncture the hysterical and authoritarian SJWs who are drunk on identity, intersectionality, and whitey-hatred.
      17. Last month, there were reports of some “training” in the New York DOE where we learn that “White supremacy is characterized by perfectionism, a belief in meritocracy, and the Protestant work ethic.” I can’t see any difference in content between this and, “NAMs are lazy and incompetent, so valuing things like hard work and being good at stuff is white supremacy.”

      18. @Corvinus
        Titania McGrath is the radical left's version of Alt Right pundit Brother Nathanael. Most normies never heard of them, and if they have had the unfortunate happenstance to come across them, then they shake their head and consider that they are mentally unbalanced.

        I hadn’t realized that I had forgotten to hit the ignore on this clown on this computer until he got out of jail or wherever he was.

        >plonk!<

        • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
      19. Off topic, but of interest. I was simply assessing the chances/odds of the alt-right, White-nationalist, HBD (I don’t know what else one wants to throw in there) crew and I was a bit surprised. I’m not sure who exactly the biggest names are in all this; is it Molyneux? Is it Richard Spencer? Steve Sailer? Jared Taylor?

        Anyway, it looks like Sailer has around 23K followers on twitter.

        I looked at one of the scholars who taught us an intro class to hadith studies (not a big name mind you, but a specialist in the Midwest area – and not the only one) and who sends out academic tweets like this:

        And he has about 20K following him (including me).

        This – uh – does not inspire confidence.

        I’m simply making an assessment in America – I know Europe is another beast and has their own dynamics which may or may not affect this side of the pond.

        Peace.

        • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
        I think you should consider that a whole bunch of us don't partake of the whole twittering nonsense, Talha. I guess you could say that would apply to your old professor too, so it's still a sample to compare to Steve Sailer, but you should wait until Mr. Sailer comes out with his web stats for the year, I think in August or so?

        (BTW, even there, it's "unique visitors" that is the important one, if you ask me. Page views can include lots of guys like us who write comments, look for replies, write again, etc. Even with unique visits or visitors, do the people using the virtual IPs mess up the stats? It's tricky stuff.)
        , @iffen
        I was simply assessing the chances/odds of the alt-right, White-nationalist, HBD

        You simply must use the correct assessment tool, Talha. According to the Jew York Times and other MSM we will be in total control in only a few more months. In fact, according to some we already have too much control.
        , @SFG
        In the USA, you make change by influencing one of the two existing political parties, not starting your own--that hasn't worked since 1860. Trump didn't make his own political party, but he made the GOP an anti-trade party, and probably anti-immigration, though that may flip back after he is done.
      20. @Twinkie
        "Big words"? "White supremacist"?

        I will, in the future, be more niggardly, I mean, parsimonious in my use of "big words" when speaking to her demographic.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/williams/williams020499.htm

        Using big words when you talk to people of color is racist. Also, using small words when you tsk to people of color is racist.

        Shut up, racist.

      21. @Talha
        Off topic, but of interest. I was simply assessing the chances/odds of the alt-right, White-nationalist, HBD (I don't know what else one wants to throw in there) crew and I was a bit surprised. I'm not sure who exactly the biggest names are in all this; is it Molyneux? Is it Richard Spencer? Steve Sailer? Jared Taylor?

        Anyway, it looks like Sailer has around 23K followers on twitter.

        I looked at one of the scholars who taught us an intro class to hadith studies (not a big name mind you, but a specialist in the Midwest area - and not the only one) and who sends out academic tweets like this:
        https://twitter.com/BilalAliAnsari/status/1140983781387624448

        And he has about 20K following him (including me).

        This - uh - does not inspire confidence.

        I'm simply making an assessment in America - I know Europe is another beast and has their own dynamics which may or may not affect this side of the pond.

        Peace.

        I think you should consider that a whole bunch of us don’t partake of the whole twittering nonsense, Talha. I guess you could say that would apply to your old professor too, so it’s still a sample to compare to Steve Sailer, but you should wait until Mr. Sailer comes out with his web stats for the year, I think in August or so?

        (BTW, even there, it’s “unique visitors” that is the important one, if you ask me. Page views can include lots of guys like us who write comments, look for replies, write again, etc. Even with unique visits or visitors, do the people using the virtual IPs mess up the stats? It’s tricky stuff.)

        • Replies: @Talha
        Good points. When they come out, I'll see if there are stats I can find for the website(s) that Shaykh Bilal runs for comparison.

        Peace.
      22. If blacks are intimidated by white people words they could just start adding “-ocity” to the end of their own words like Jesse Jackson did back in the ‘80’s. That impressed the hell out of people and came across as very intelligent.

        • Replies: @Mr. Rational

        If blacks are intimidated by white people words
         
        They can move to Afreaka where the Bantu languages like Kikuyu have so few words that everyone knows them all.
      23. @Corvinus
        Titania McGrath is the radical left's version of Alt Right pundit Brother Nathanael. Most normies never heard of them, and if they have had the unfortunate happenstance to come across them, then they shake their head and consider that they are mentally unbalanced.

        Titania McGrath is the creation of English comic Andrew Doyle. Doyle, seemingly one of the few rational liberals left in the Anglosphere, is using his gift of satire to puncture the hysterical and authoritarian SJWs who are drunk on identity, intersectionality, and whitey-hatred.

        • Replies: @Alfa158
        I’m impressed by the way he keeps the “McGrath” posts so pitch perfect and subtle so he avoids giving the game away.
      24. @Talha
        Off topic, but of interest. I was simply assessing the chances/odds of the alt-right, White-nationalist, HBD (I don't know what else one wants to throw in there) crew and I was a bit surprised. I'm not sure who exactly the biggest names are in all this; is it Molyneux? Is it Richard Spencer? Steve Sailer? Jared Taylor?

        Anyway, it looks like Sailer has around 23K followers on twitter.

        I looked at one of the scholars who taught us an intro class to hadith studies (not a big name mind you, but a specialist in the Midwest area - and not the only one) and who sends out academic tweets like this:
        https://twitter.com/BilalAliAnsari/status/1140983781387624448

        And he has about 20K following him (including me).

        This - uh - does not inspire confidence.

        I'm simply making an assessment in America - I know Europe is another beast and has their own dynamics which may or may not affect this side of the pond.

        Peace.

        I was simply assessing the chances/odds of the alt-right, White-nationalist, HBD

        You simply must use the correct assessment tool, Talha. According to the Jew York Times and other MSM we will be in total control in only a few more months. In fact, according to some we already have too much control.

        • LOL: Talha
      25. anon[115] • Disclaimer says:

        “Titania McGrath is the radical left’s version of Alt Right pundit Brother Nathanael.”

        But there is a key difference: Titania’s views are well within the left-wing media’s own realm of permissible discourse, otherwise MTV would have never felt comfortable posting racist videos like “Dear White People” etc etc etc through nearly endless other examples. YouTube also doesn’t have a problem monetizing those kinds of hateful views, either.

      26. @Achmed E. Newman
        I think you should consider that a whole bunch of us don't partake of the whole twittering nonsense, Talha. I guess you could say that would apply to your old professor too, so it's still a sample to compare to Steve Sailer, but you should wait until Mr. Sailer comes out with his web stats for the year, I think in August or so?

        (BTW, even there, it's "unique visitors" that is the important one, if you ask me. Page views can include lots of guys like us who write comments, look for replies, write again, etc. Even with unique visits or visitors, do the people using the virtual IPs mess up the stats? It's tricky stuff.)

        Good points. When they come out, I’ll see if there are stats I can find for the website(s) that Shaykh Bilal runs for comparison.

        Peace.

      27. @J1234
        If blacks are intimidated by white people words they could just start adding “-ocity” to the end of their own words like Jesse Jackson did back in the ‘80’s. That impressed the hell out of people and came across as very intelligent.

        If blacks are intimidated by white people words

        They can move to Afreaka where the Bantu languages like Kikuyu have so few words that everyone knows them all.

        • Replies: @RSDB
        Seriously? Bantu languages are some of the more difficult languages out there to pick up.

        Or are you being sarcastic too? Dammit, this is hard.
      28. @Achmed E. Newman
        That's just it, though. There's a partly-senile component in those bars on the right that views Russia as the USSR still. I doubt they'd think this way, though, if the Neocons hadn't been pushing this anti-Russian crap (not to mention raiding the whole country's finances in the 1990's) since just after the Cold War ended. We could have had an alliance throughout the entire Northern 1/3 of the globe, the "Ice People" in Derbyshire parlance. Starting with GHW Bush, all the goodwill was slowly destroyed.

        We could have had an alliance throughout the entire Northern 1/3 of the globe

        Not going to happen for the same reason different whites vie for control in the US – they are more worried about their high IQ rivals than the black and brown auxiliaries.

        Shortsighted, I know. But even high IQ people are greedy (only it’s called ambition when it’s high IQ).

      29. @Anonymoose
        That Spelling Bee champion list indicates Brahmin supremacy.

        Not quiet, but definite domination of upper caste Indians who come from priest (brahmin), trader, ruler, and warrior castes. Of lately the farmer caste is doing pretty well in US also, especially when it comes to National Merit Finalists. I did the check of 2019 winners in CA and of ~20 sub-continental winners, half belonged to farmer (mostly South Indian) castes.

        • Replies: @Toronto Russian

        Of lately the farmer caste is doing pretty well in US also, especially when it comes to National Merit Finalists. I did the check of 2019 winners in CA and of ~20 sub-continental winners, half belonged to farmer (mostly South Indian) castes.
         
        Lol, the favorite fantasy of people on this site is a genetic aristocracy (that they personally will belong to of course) and you go breaking it like that. User Nigerian Nationalist also pointed out that not all Nigerian high achievers are Igbo (the only black group they're willing to concede aristocratic status to), and Igbos aren't in that position because they're genetic supermen.

        Of course, applying Occam’s Razor, the answer is simple. Igbos were the ethnic group who most willingly abandoned their old ways. Although today, many among us wring their hands about the death of ‘Igbo culture’, the correlation is hard to miss. One of the most westernised of Africa’s ethnic groups happens to be among the most exceptional. I mean, duh!

        Although there was an old bronze age kingdom at Igbo-Ukwu, at the time of the western advent, we were among the continent’s poorest and least developed, infanticide was rife and our better-armed neighbours and to be fair, some of our constituent groups used the region as a slaving basin. (...)

        The Confucians thrived when China was at the centre of the middle kingdom. Ditto, Islamic scholars when it was Baghdad. Today, the more aligned your culture is to the historic West, the richer you are.

        http://www.unz.com/isteve/igbo-supremacy/#comment-3228582
         
        Isn't 'Padman' a South Indian peasant?
        https://youtu.be/V4lCZg3GR9c
      30. @Mr. Rational

        If blacks are intimidated by white people words
         
        They can move to Afreaka where the Bantu languages like Kikuyu have so few words that everyone knows them all.

        Seriously? Bantu languages are some of the more difficult languages out there to pick up.

        Or are you being sarcastic too? Dammit, this is hard.

        • Replies: @Mr. Rational
        Not sarcastic in the least.  100% literal:

        A few years later, in Nairobi, I learned something else about African languages when two women expressed surprise at my English dictionary. “Isn’t English your language?” they asked. “Yes,” I said. “It’s my only language.” “Then why do you need a dictionary?”

        They were puzzled that I needed a dictionary, and I was puzzled by their puzzlement. I explained that there are times when you hear a word you’re not sure about and so you look it up. “But if English is your language,” they asked, “how can there be words you don’t know?” “What?” I said. “No one knows all the words of his language.”

        “But we know all the words of Kikuyu; every Kikuyu does,” they replied. I was even more surprised, but gradually it dawned on me that since their language is entirely oral, it exists only in the minds of Kikuyu speakers. Since there is a limit to what the human brain can retain, the overall size of the language remains more or less constant. A written language, on the other hand, existing as it does partly in the millions of pages of the written word, grows far beyond the capacity of anyone to know it in its entirety. But if the size of a language is limited, it follows that the number of concepts it contains will also be limited and hence that both language and thinking will be impoverished.
         
        Just because a language is hard for English speakers to pick up (e.g. difficult phonemes like clicks) does not mean it has a large vocabulary or can express many concepts.
      31. OT

        Hey AE. I have a question. What is the white hispanic IQ vs non-white hispanic IQ based on the verbal test from the GSS?

      32. @RSDB
        Seriously? Bantu languages are some of the more difficult languages out there to pick up.

        Or are you being sarcastic too? Dammit, this is hard.

        Not sarcastic in the least.  100% literal:

        A few years later, in Nairobi, I learned something else about African languages when two women expressed surprise at my English dictionary. “Isn’t English your language?” they asked. “Yes,” I said. “It’s my only language.” “Then why do you need a dictionary?”

        They were puzzled that I needed a dictionary, and I was puzzled by their puzzlement. I explained that there are times when you hear a word you’re not sure about and so you look it up. “But if English is your language,” they asked, “how can there be words you don’t know?” “What?” I said. “No one knows all the words of his language.”

        “But we know all the words of Kikuyu; every Kikuyu does,” they replied. I was even more surprised, but gradually it dawned on me that since their language is entirely oral, it exists only in the minds of Kikuyu speakers. Since there is a limit to what the human brain can retain, the overall size of the language remains more or less constant. A written language, on the other hand, existing as it does partly in the millions of pages of the written word, grows far beyond the capacity of anyone to know it in its entirety. But if the size of a language is limited, it follows that the number of concepts it contains will also be limited and hence that both language and thinking will be impoverished.

        Just because a language is hard for English speakers to pick up (e.g. difficult phonemes like clicks) does not mean it has a large vocabulary or can express many concepts.

        • Replies: @RSDB

        since their language is entirely oral, it exists only in the minds of Kikuyu speakers
         
        This has not been true since 1890 or so, but OK, that's not all that long.

        Actually some of the most primitive languages can be the most complex from a linguistic standpoint.

        Koneczny:

        In a very primitive language, however, vocabulary may be rich. and in a language of a high degree of excellence, relatively scanty. In certain matters, peoples on a low level of development make more distinctions than highly civilised ones. The Yakuts, for example, indicate by separate terms various degrees of relationship and connection which we lump together under one and the same term. or ignore altogether, insensitive to such detailed gradation and definition. And the slendemess of Chinese dictionaries arouses surprise. For example in the dialect of the Peking mandarins a total of 420-460 monosyllables have been counted, in Cantonese 707, and in the richest, that of the Amoy district, 846.
         
        Sanskrit, for instance, which presumably existed as a non-written language at origin, is considerably more complex than Hindustani. Latin is more complex than its successors.

        (On a different point, English -with other modern languages- in fact is somewhat poorer than these oldest written languages in that our written language is tied very closely to our spoken language, so that as words pass out of spoken use, they pass, ideally, out of written use as well).
      33. @SunBakedSuburb
        Titania McGrath is the creation of English comic Andrew Doyle. Doyle, seemingly one of the few rational liberals left in the Anglosphere, is using his gift of satire to puncture the hysterical and authoritarian SJWs who are drunk on identity, intersectionality, and whitey-hatred.

        I’m impressed by the way he keeps the “McGrath” posts so pitch perfect and subtle so he avoids giving the game away.

      34. @indocon
        Not quiet, but definite domination of upper caste Indians who come from priest (brahmin), trader, ruler, and warrior castes. Of lately the farmer caste is doing pretty well in US also, especially when it comes to National Merit Finalists. I did the check of 2019 winners in CA and of ~20 sub-continental winners, half belonged to farmer (mostly South Indian) castes.

        Of lately the farmer caste is doing pretty well in US also, especially when it comes to National Merit Finalists. I did the check of 2019 winners in CA and of ~20 sub-continental winners, half belonged to farmer (mostly South Indian) castes.

        Lol, the favorite fantasy of people on this site is a genetic aristocracy (that they personally will belong to of course) and you go breaking it like that. User Nigerian Nationalist also pointed out that not all Nigerian high achievers are Igbo (the only black group they’re willing to concede aristocratic status to), and Igbos aren’t in that position because they’re genetic supermen.

        Of course, applying Occam’s Razor, the answer is simple. Igbos were the ethnic group who most willingly abandoned their old ways. Although today, many among us wring their hands about the death of ‘Igbo culture’, the correlation is hard to miss. One of the most westernised of Africa’s ethnic groups happens to be among the most exceptional. I mean, duh!

        Although there was an old bronze age kingdom at Igbo-Ukwu, at the time of the western advent, we were among the continent’s poorest and least developed, infanticide was rife and our better-armed neighbours and to be fair, some of our constituent groups used the region as a slaving basin. (…)

        The Confucians thrived when China was at the centre of the middle kingdom. Ditto, Islamic scholars when it was Baghdad. Today, the more aligned your culture is to the historic West, the richer you are.

        http://www.unz.com/isteve/igbo-supremacy/#comment-3228582

        Isn’t ‘Padman’ a South Indian peasant?

      35. 216 says:

        O/T

        This might have been posted here before, but this is a microcosm of Clown World.

        You know what $400 million can buy? A complete college education for 2,000 students. Also, the naming rights to an NFL stadium.
        SoFi, the largest provider of student-loan refinancing, is reportedly close to acquiring naming rights to a $5 billion sports venue under development in Inglewood, California. The deal is said to cost SoFi $400 million over 20 years, and the new stadium will serve as home to two NFL franchises—the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams—when it opens in 2020. A spokesperson for SoFi would not confirm the deal.

        https://qz.com/1631507/sofi-may-spend-400-million-to-name-to-las-stadium/

      36. @Talha
        Off topic, but of interest. I was simply assessing the chances/odds of the alt-right, White-nationalist, HBD (I don't know what else one wants to throw in there) crew and I was a bit surprised. I'm not sure who exactly the biggest names are in all this; is it Molyneux? Is it Richard Spencer? Steve Sailer? Jared Taylor?

        Anyway, it looks like Sailer has around 23K followers on twitter.

        I looked at one of the scholars who taught us an intro class to hadith studies (not a big name mind you, but a specialist in the Midwest area - and not the only one) and who sends out academic tweets like this:
        https://twitter.com/BilalAliAnsari/status/1140983781387624448

        And he has about 20K following him (including me).

        This - uh - does not inspire confidence.

        I'm simply making an assessment in America - I know Europe is another beast and has their own dynamics which may or may not affect this side of the pond.

        Peace.

        In the USA, you make change by influencing one of the two existing political parties, not starting your own–that hasn’t worked since 1860. Trump didn’t make his own political party, but he made the GOP an anti-trade party, and probably anti-immigration, though that may flip back after he is done.

        • Agree: iffen
      37. The reason theyre so good at spelling is because they have to learn how to spell their own names first.

      38. @Mr. Rational
        Not sarcastic in the least.  100% literal:

        A few years later, in Nairobi, I learned something else about African languages when two women expressed surprise at my English dictionary. “Isn’t English your language?” they asked. “Yes,” I said. “It’s my only language.” “Then why do you need a dictionary?”

        They were puzzled that I needed a dictionary, and I was puzzled by their puzzlement. I explained that there are times when you hear a word you’re not sure about and so you look it up. “But if English is your language,” they asked, “how can there be words you don’t know?” “What?” I said. “No one knows all the words of his language.”

        “But we know all the words of Kikuyu; every Kikuyu does,” they replied. I was even more surprised, but gradually it dawned on me that since their language is entirely oral, it exists only in the minds of Kikuyu speakers. Since there is a limit to what the human brain can retain, the overall size of the language remains more or less constant. A written language, on the other hand, existing as it does partly in the millions of pages of the written word, grows far beyond the capacity of anyone to know it in its entirety. But if the size of a language is limited, it follows that the number of concepts it contains will also be limited and hence that both language and thinking will be impoverished.
         
        Just because a language is hard for English speakers to pick up (e.g. difficult phonemes like clicks) does not mean it has a large vocabulary or can express many concepts.

        since their language is entirely oral, it exists only in the minds of Kikuyu speakers

        This has not been true since 1890 or so, but OK, that’s not all that long.

        Actually some of the most primitive languages can be the most complex from a linguistic standpoint.

        Koneczny:

        In a very primitive language, however, vocabulary may be rich. and in a language of a high degree of excellence, relatively scanty. In certain matters, peoples on a low level of development make more distinctions than highly civilised ones. The Yakuts, for example, indicate by separate terms various degrees of relationship and connection which we lump together under one and the same term. or ignore altogether, insensitive to such detailed gradation and definition. And the slendemess of Chinese dictionaries arouses surprise. For example in the dialect of the Peking mandarins a total of 420-460 monosyllables have been counted, in Cantonese 707, and in the richest, that of the Amoy district, 846.

        Sanskrit, for instance, which presumably existed as a non-written language at origin, is considerably more complex than Hindustani. Latin is more complex than its successors.

        (On a different point, English -with other modern languages- in fact is somewhat poorer than these oldest written languages in that our written language is tied very closely to our spoken language, so that as words pass out of spoken use, they pass, ideally, out of written use as well).

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