We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race"
Interesting. Now if he had said the same thing about genetics contribution to IQ but used Ashkenazi Jews as the example he would still be a hero and the irony would be lost on the SJW.
I think it is unfortunate that racial genetics cause lower or higher IQs. I suppose I could say the same thing about beauty or body sexiness. But it is true. Don't we all know it's true even those who deny it?
I propose a new social media sport. To use more lawyerly wording to refute what the SJW claim but in a way that they fail to understand. Kind of how Winston Churchill used to insult people but they were too obtuse to catch on to what he said.
Fascinating article. Thanks for the link. I did not know anything about Thomas Merton before. The entire article is well worth reading, leading to this concluding thought:
He is perhaps the proper patron saint of our information-saturated age, of we who live and move and have our being in social media, and then, desperate for peace and rest, withdraw into privacy and silence, only to return. As we always will.
We are born to be searchers for the answers to the great questions. Merton pursued that search more energetically than most, and wrote intriguingly about it.
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