February 24, 2014
To these incurable materialists, it is only when you mention economics that group averages suddenly become relevant. If Oprah Winfrey (a billionaire) is compared to a homeless black man, and then one compares AVERAGE income differences between blacks and whites in America, it is undeniable that economic disparities among blacks are far larger than average income differences between blacks and whites. This will henceforth be referred to as “Le”Winfrey’s Fallacy.”
Leftism has a stubborn tendency to invert reality. Again and again and again and AGAIN you hear that race is nothing more than a “social construct” by the SAME people who speak as if “culture” and “equality” are real things that you can observe under a microscope.
There’s a battalion of armored trucks filled with biological and purely logical evidence of “race,” while there’s not a dandelion petal’s worth of evidence that things such as “culture,” “equality,” and especially “racism” are anything more than ideas.
Yet the egalitarians persist in shoving their delusions down everyone’s throats. But you can”t force a wish to become true.
They”ll pretend that the mind and the body are entirely discrete entities, as if the brain were an ethereal rather than a physical organ.
They will accuse you of peddling pseudoscience that has been discredited and debunked, yet they shy away from offering the slightest wisp of proof to support their most sacred belief. And it is a belief rather than a fact. This can”t be stressed enough.
They will allege that the only difference between ethnic groups is skin color, as if there were no measurable disparities in hair texture, nose shape, eye color, lip size, lactose tolerance, susceptibility to certain diseases, and”most importantly”intelligence.
They”ll insist that anyone who dares assert that equality is a myth has a personal or political agenda, as if no one could possibly have personal or political reasons for peddling egalitarianism.
In the face of overwhelming evidence, they twist themselves into pretzels trying to obfuscate and deconstruct terminology. They will scoff at the very notion that race exists, which makes me wonder why they don”t tell black people to stop calling themselves black. Hell, it even makes me wonder how they can pick out a black person from a crowd in order to tell them this. If race is a phantasm, how do they determine who gets rewarded minority contracts and who benefits from affirmative action? If “race” is whatever we want it to be, how on God’s green Earth do those DNA tests work?
If black underachievement in America is solely the result of hatred and racism, how might one explain much more severe cases of sub-Saharan underachievement in remote jungle areas where pale white toes have never trod?
There is a vast chasm between treating people equally and pretending that they are all innately equal. There is also a yawning canyon between establishing a level playing field and trying to rig the game so that it ends in a tie.
Perhaps the grandest achievement of Franz Boas and every race-denying anthropological egalitarian to follow in his paw prints was to shift the burden of proof from those who claim everyone’s equal to those who claim they are not.
But two can play at that game. Shift the burden of proof back on those who treat equality as if it were an unassailable scientific fact. Take away value judgments such as “superior” and “inferior” and observe the evidence.
Racial equality is an important idea. It matters so much that many people are willing to kill you or ruin your career if you don’t believe in it.
But where’s the proof, people? Where’s the beef?
Beware of those who say they’re fighting for “equality,” especially when their behavior shows they’re fighting to win a war.
I could be wrong, but I think the largest obstacle to equality is the fact that people aren’t equal.