Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby CactusHugger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:18 am

mrgreen: So, if you are saying that Asians are the most intelligent race, then does that make you an Asian-supremist? I don't know if you're Asian or some other race, but if you are not Asian, can you even be an Asian-supremist? And is being an Asian-supremist as bad as being a white-supremist?
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby ergot » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:11 am

CactusHugger: Good question! The proposition that one race might happen to be genetic superior to other races bothers a lot of people. I look at it as a valid question, but as pointed out by mrgreen the overlap between the intelligences of the various races makes it impossible to say that all members of one race are genetically superior to all members of another race. In fact, being a below average member of a superior race, would be a very uncomfortable position to be in. So, although the question is an interesting question and one worth exploring, it's not a terribly important question. However, that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with exploring the issue. Nor should anyone be discouraged from discussing the issue.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby wildrose » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:18 am

ergot: IMHO it's a matter of simple intellectual curiosity. Figuring out the genetic basis of intelligence - that is, which genes contribute or detract from an individual's intelligence - is a fundamental question which must be answered and the answer will not sit well with many people one way or the other. Many of us find it insulting that simply asking the question is considered offensive by others and dealing with people who lack a desire to know the underlying truth can be frustrating.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby recluse » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:08 am

wildrose: Lack of intellectual curiosity is the hallmark of a truly stupid person! The brain is a physical structure just as are muscles and so just as some have a natural propensity to jump higher or run faster, others have a natural propensity to think deeper or to comprehend beyond the abiity of others of limited intellect. The genetic ceiling is at different heights for different people.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby desertrat » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:12 am

recluse: The idea that the genetic ceiling is at different heights for different people is so obvious that there really isn't much to debate. What you achieve in life is about seventy-five percent a matter of genetics. There are very few barriers that prevent people from succeeding other than themselves, their immediate family, and their circle of friends. Everything else is just bullshit excuses!
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby ergot » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:31 am

Protester hit by sheriff's department vehicle
Here's an idea! Maybe protesters who become unruly should be locked up and incarcerated for several years. That might have the effect of reducing the number of situations that get out of hand and result in situations where good people get caught up in this kind of bullshit.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby BallaratBob » Wed May 30, 2018 8:38 am

Well, Starbucks held their racial sensitivity training event yesterday. This was in response to a staged provocation in which two guys were asked to leave a Starbucks unless they were going to purchase something. When the police arrived they had several chances to leave, but insisted on being arrested. The story triggered all sorts of SJWs on social media and Starbucks took the bait, hook, line, and sinker. I do not plan on giving Starbucks anymore business. I prefer businesses that are run by people not so easily manipulated by pranksters.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby Sparky of SoCal » Wed May 30, 2018 11:01 am

Starbucks had a few ways to handle this thing, starting with just admitting the employee made a bad choice and say they sat down and explained to that person how to handle things in the future. They chose this route and accomplished what? This incident, the way the Democratic higher ups lied to the party about giving Bernie a far shake to win the nomination and the way the college kids started turning on teachers and administrators during the election looks like the extreme right is starting to influence some of the party to turn and eat each other rather than compromise and get on a page that would benefit the party and the nation.
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