Political Correctness

Pondering a Pundit: Minette Marrin in the British Establishment

Minette Marrin

The forces promoting the Third World invasion of the West can appear overwhelming. It can seem that White nations have no allies in the mainstream media, the universities, or big business. In fact there are a great many level-headed intellectuals and journalists and, I’m sure, businessmen, who sense that something is wrong. Some of them propose remedies that make sense as far as they go. The fact that they do not go far enough should not blind us to the half full glass.

Here I shall explore possible reasons for this limited vision in the case of one such British commentator, Minette Marrin, who writes for the Sunday Times as well as being a broadcaster and fiction writer. Marrin belongs to the right wing of Britain’s establishment. She sits on the board of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), a free market conservative think tank that seeks to defend British values of democracy and individual liberty. True, there’s nothing about defending the interests of indigenous Britons. Nothing that deals with the existential crisis facing Britain and the West.  Nevertheless it is better than the effluent that gushes from our universities.

Marrin’s comment displays an openness to concerns about immigration. She is also undecided and somewhat confused on critical issues. Why the confusion? Let’s begin with the positive. Read more

Social Psychologists: Becoming Self-Conscious of Their Liberalism

Social psychologists are the ones doing all the research on ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and discrimination, and they are notoriously liberal. An address to their main professional society by Jonathan Haidt may at least make them a bit more self-conscious about it (NYTimes, “Social Psychologists Detect Bias Within“). Like pretty much all the faculty in the social sciences and humanities, they identify as liberal—around 80% of them liberals. And out of 1000 psychologists attending the lecture, only three had the temerity to publicly identify themselves as conservative. This .3% compares to 40% of Americans who self-identify as conservative.

It goes with saying that some in the audience may have decided that raising their hand in public would be an act of professional suicide. The intellectual left loves blacklists and social ostracism. Indeed, a student is quoted as saying that “Given what I’ve read of the literature, I am certain any research I conducted in political psychology would provide contrary findings and, therefore, go unpublished. Although I think I could make a substantial contribution to the knowledge base, and would be excited to do so, I will not.” Read more

Wikileaks exposes private anti-immigration attitudes among Sweden’s elite

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Recently leaked Wikileaks documents reveals that Carl Bildt, the Swedish Foreign Secretary, privately believes that immigration from Iraq is problematic. These Iraqis are a mixed bunch, but are mostly composed Assyrians/Syriacs, an ethnic minority of Orthodox Christian denomination residing in several countries in the middle-east. They have settled in large numbers in Sweden where they have segregated themselves from the surrounding native population. As with all non-European immigrantion, their presence has caused many serious problems, not least among them the emergence of organised crime.

Bildt has referred to the immigrants as “difficult to assimilate” and “poorly educated.” He also cited their involvement in several “honor killings as prompting more calls for stronger immigration policies from the Swedish public.” (As far as I know, honour killings are primarily a Kurdish/Islamic “cultural practice” and not an Assyrian/Syriac one.) Read more

The Nobel Peace Prize: Dissenters from Western Political Correctness Need Not Apply

Last year’s choice for the Nobel Peace prize was a farce of unbelievable proportions. Barack Obama was a newcomer whose name few people had even heard just a few years before. He had no track record whatsoever and had never achieved anything in his life aside from being lucky enough to be the first Black president. He was given the prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Whatever that empty statement means, he has obviously accomplished none of it. US-led wars are still going on in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, and America’s foreign policy is as hostile as it was towards many countries such as Iran and North Korea, which really pose no threat. Even more ridiculous than the 2009 laureate himself was the awarding ceremony and the associated concert, which was hosted by no one else than pop icon Will Smith! It seems the concert also served as a tribute to Michael Jackson, as a whole bunch of pop stars sang one of his hit songs. This was a culminating moment where Smith’s whole family sang together and his son Jaden demonstrated his dance steps. It is difficult to imagine a supposedly prestigious ceremony reaching such a low.  [The video is here. Jaden Smith can be seen dancing at 1 min 57 sec] 

The “Fresh Prince” hosted the 2009 Nobel Prize concert

Giving the award to Obama added to a long list of clowns, chosen by these wise men and women in Oslo who are convinced that they know better than the rest of us. The list includes Henry Kissinger who, far from being a peace maker, has supported almost every American military intervention since World War II. The list also includes Holocaust lobbyist Elie Wiesel, buffoons like the Dalai Lama, who represents the West’s inclination for everything “Zen”, and Al Gore, known for promoting global warming and his expertise in massage etiquette. Read more

Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected!

I was shocked to read the headline in the NYTimes: “Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected.” Expected by whom? These results are quite consistent with the usual one standard deviation difference between Black and White IQ—a difference that has been completely resistant to change despite decades of liberal angst  and trillions of dollars aimed at correcting it.

A new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known. Only 12 percent of black fourth-grade boys are proficient in reading, compared with 38 percent of white boys, and only 12 percent of black eighth-grade boys are proficient in math, compared with 44 percent of white boys.

The report is clear that poverty is not the cause: poor White kids do as well as unpoor Black kids. Read more

England Prevails

Editor’s Note: This is reposted from Youth for Western Civilization

Imagine a dystopian England under the rule of a brutal fascistic regime. Political opposition is outlawed. Free speech is non-existent. Government spies go undercover in pubs and restaurants searching for prohibited expressions. Security cameras tape everything you do and even occasionally yell at you. The state controlled media promotes a specific political agenda and knowingly lies about facts that jeopardize its worldview. Violent thugs, funded by the state, openly attack political opponents while the regular police do nothing or arrest the victims. Those who do not believe in the official ideology of the state are either banned from decent jobs or hounded out of their profession. Read more

Why Are Professors Liberal?

Richard Redding’s LA Times op-ed,  “It’s Diverse If You Are Liberal” comes to the shocking conclusion that conservative viewpoints are excluded from college campuses. Who’d have thought? Indeed, “most [students] did not think it entirely safe to hold unpopular opinions on campus.”

Intellectual diversity is what schools value least. Instead, it is only diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation — all of which are very desirable, to be sure — that rules the day in higher education. This agenda dominates higher education in faculty hiring, student admissions, curricula, student life programs and virtually every other aspect of college life.

Redding must establish his bona fides by genuflecting before the gods of the “very desirable” forms of diversity. What if the conservative faculty he thinks would be a great addition turn out to really hate all this other diversity—as a real (at this point, revolutionary) conservative would?

I have a recent article on this, in The Occidental Quarterly—soon to be available online to subscribers. (Hint.) Redding notes that conservative students are at a disadvantage because “conservative students lack academic role models, have more distant relationships with their professors and have fewer opportunities to do research with professors (particularly on sociopolitical issues).” Read more