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The War on Competence

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Posted By: Hazymac, 1/22/2023 7:21:40 AM

Decades ago, the Left played the class-war game. These days it’s a war on competence and achievement, hiding beyond claims of racial and sexual equity. In Virginia, we are to believe that on their own, high school administrators in seventeen schools decided not to inform those of their students who had scored high enough on their scholastic aptitude tests to be named National Merit semi-finalists. Of course, it was not coincidental. Two factors are involved: The spurious claim that schools can achieve the impossible -- equal outcomes for all -- a claim which must not be challenged by contrary facts; and prejudice against high-achieving students -- most likely,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Subsuburban 1/22/2023 9:27:47 AM (No. 1384601)
Despite the title of this piece, the truth may be found in the article itself. What we are witnessing is a war on white people. "Diverse" simply means, "not white." The sad fact is that there are many white people who, for reasons that are too perverse for me to fathom, support this war. There have always been traitors in every society, I suppose.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/22/2023 9:33:21 AM (No. 1384604)
Go ahead and find Ayanna Pressley's photo. Why isn't she one of Biden's Cabinet? The overall decline in academic prowess could be ''weather related.'' Snowflakes can't find enough comfort in the exchange of vibrant debate. Poor babies! It just isn't safe for sissies out in the real world. Thanks to Clarice for the new word: excrescence. (i.e, a distinct outgrowth on a human, animal, or on a plant. Unnatural.)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 1/22/2023 10:07:52 AM (No. 1384634)
Compliance to the Deep State relies on its populace's ignorance and stupidity. So how else to maintain power is don't educate your citizens. Give them circuses and occasional atta-boys and offer them bugs to eat. Yep the current Deep State in action.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: czechlist 1/22/2023 10:27:29 AM (No. 1384649)
#2 languge, communication, comprehension, how does "excrescence" translate to hoi polloi? The average American will not bother to seek the meaning nor comprehend much of the essay if they read it. As is so often bemoaned here. the general public is "dumbed down" to the point that their vocabulary is limited - and English is quickly becoming a second or third language. Meanwhile "journalists" impress each other with their thesaurus searching abilities. I regarded Buckley as knowledgeable but tedious; most of his philosoohy was lost in his exacting word choices. Damn he's smart! What the hell did he just say? Sadly, until ideas are expressed and events are reported in the simple language familiar to the commoners most will remain ignorant or, in the current venacular, "mis-informed" May I add. We are becoming "Balkanized", a "Tower of Babel". Ukraine is an unfortunate example.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: berthabutt 1/22/2023 10:57:08 AM (No. 1384685)
The silver-plate lining of this cloud is that the Chinese may stop sending their best to universities here since they will not be given affirmative blessing by the current hall monitors of equity.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 1/22/2023 2:22:01 PM (No. 1384813)
Some IQ tests do not feature reading, writing, or arithmetic. They simply measure a person's ability to put a square peg into a square hole. This, of course, is an over simplification. Test takers are asked to reassemble jumbled figures and objects turning chaos into order. This can require spatial imagination, turning a rhombus into trapezoids with parts left get the idea. No matter where in the world these tests are administered, the results are depressingly the same. Whites and Asians score in close proximity, northeast Asians a bit even higher, and other demographic groups no matter which continent they live on are always at the bottom. Persons with no formal education at all have been measured, the results still remain the same. IQ is not a test of "whiteness."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Krause 1/22/2023 5:56:06 PM (No. 1384971)
But what about the dumb white people, like Biden?
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