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BEYOND THE PALE: PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS SMEAR SITTING GOVERNOR, PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL

I find it abhorrent that any commercially produced, distributed, and exhibited feature would attempt to falsely smear a sitting politician on admittedly bogus sexual charges, let alone an upcoming presidential candidate.

Some defamatory and damaging things cannot be hidden behind a label of comedy or creative content and need to be addressed in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Twitter erupts over CBS’s ‘The Good Fight’ finale which has character accuse DeSantis of being sex offender’

The character admitted to fabricating the allegations to give Trump a boost in the 2024 polls

  • The series finale of Paramount+ “The Good Fight” left social media users stunned on Thursday for featuring a plot in which a character claimed to be sexually assaulted by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, only to confess he was lying later on in the show.
  • The finale of the courtroom drama’s sixth and final season premiered on Thursday with the episode titled “The End of Everything.” In a clip widely shared online, the episode features the main character Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, meeting with Felix Staples, a flamboyant, gay provocateur who has made appearances in earlier seasons of the long-running show.
  • In a conference room surrounded by lawyers, Staples claims that he was sexually assaulted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who forced him to have oral sex following a CPAC conference while interning for his office.
  • Diane immediately dismisses the accusation as politically motivated “bulls—” despite Staples claiming to have DNA proof. The lawyers spend the episode gathering evidence to expose Staples for lying. He eventually confesses to fabricating the allegations to tarnish the Florida governor’s reputation, because it will put former President Trump “ahead in the polling” in 2024’s presidential race.

The finale of the courtroom drama’s sixth and final season premiered on Thursday with the episode titled “The End of Everything.” In a clip widely shared online, the episode features the main character Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, meeting with Felix Staples, a flamboyant, gay provocateur who has made appearances in earlier seasons of the long-running show. In a conference room surrounded by lawyers, Staples claims that he was sexually assaulted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who forced him to have oral sex following a CPAC conference while interning for his office. 

Diane immediately dismisses the accusation as politically motivated “bulls---” despite Staples claiming to have DNA proof. The lawyers spend the episode gathering evidence to expose Staples for lying. He eventually confesses to fabricating the allegations to tarnish the Florida governor’s reputation, because it will put former President Trump “ahead in the polling” in 2024’s presidential race.  <Source>


“I offered my political services to Governor DeSantis,” Staples says. “He saw me in my bicycle shorts, worn purely for medical reasons, and he invited me onto his staff. Little did I know what he meant by ‘staff.'”

“Oh my God,” Lockhart groaned.

“That’s who I prayed to for guidance on this decision. As well as my close friend and mentor Roger Stone who informed me that a demonic portal had opened up over the Florida state Capitol,” Staples continues. “I didn’t believe him and I took the job.”

“Ron invited me to CPAC so I could work on his speech. And then and there, he drugged me and forced me into oral sex.”

“Ron DeSantis is going to win until you use this,” Staples warned.

“A lie?” he is asked.

“Yes, a lie. What does it matter? You want this cuz you hate DeSantis, I want this because it puts Trump ahead in the polling. Win-win,” he says smugly. 

Bottom line…

While most politicians are disgusting reprobates, and there is wide latitude for artistic expression in entertainment, inserting an existing public official into a fictional creation as a sex offender prior to an election is beyond the pale.

Taken to an extreme, there would be no heinous and damaging allegation that could not be made public prior to an election in the name of artistic expression. Since progressive communist democrats and their sympathizers control Hollywood, we are putting a potent weapon into the hands of the communists.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


VETERANS DAY - 2022

Honoring our troops on Veterans Day …

Let us remember that it was our senile Commander-in-Chief and the corrupt politicized military leadership that gave us a resounding defeat in Afghanistan that even surpasses our defeat in Viet Nam. What our soldiers won in battle, our politicians negotiated away. It is a bitch when an illegal alien receives more consideration and military benefits that do our soldiers. 

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Lest we not forget …

Jane Fonda, American Traitor …

As we go about our daily tasks, let us for a moment consider the service of Senator John McCain, a prisoner of war who suffered terribly at the hands of our enemy while just mere miles away, a far-left liberal, Jane Fonda, laughed and sat on an anti-aircraft gun as she called our American troops “war criminals."

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Aside from visiting villages, hospitals, schools, and factories, Fonda also posed for pictures in which she was shown applauding North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners, was photographed peering into the sights of an NVA anti-aircraft artillery launcher and made ten propagandistic Tokyo Rose-like radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military
leaders as "war criminals." She also spoke with eight American POWs at a carefully arranged "press conference," POWs who had been tortured by their North Vietnamese captors to force them to meet with Fonda, deny they had been tortured, and decry the American war effort. <Source>

And an accounting which is not complete …

For some as yet unexplained reason, John McCain approved legislation that has kept Americans from getting a complete accounting of our MIAs from Viet Nam.

The legislation ensured that “… the Defense Department is not obligated to tell the public about prisoners believed alive in captivity and what efforts are being made to rescue them. It only has to notify the White House and the intelligence committees in the Senate and House. The committees are forbidden under law from releasing such information.” For those who wish to read an interesting article on McCain’s efforts to prevent a full and complete accounting of MIAs, it can be found at “ The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides: Former POW Fights Public Access To POW/MIA Files.”

Bottom line …

Our nation and each citizen owe an unpayable debt to those who risk life and limb to protect our right to prosper or protest in complete freedom from a totalitarian government.

  • If you see a soldier in uniform, thank them for their service – especially since it is completely voluntary. If you see a veteran down on his luck, extend a helping hand.
  • Do not let our people and our government forget the sacrifice made by our troops.
  • Do not let those who would denigrate and demean our military go unchallenged.
  • Do not let the media spin a story that is contemptuous of those who protect our freedom without pointing out that it may have been the actions of relatively few individuals involved and they do not represent the military.

And, no matter what the spin, you are not a private citizen exercising your “free speech rights” when you give aid and comfort to America’s enemies by making propaganda announcements --  you are a traitor.

Most of all, tell those in the far-left who are openly anti-military and anti-America where to step off. <insert strong language message here>

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   -- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2022 MID-TERM ELECTION: THE DAY AFTER

It should surprise nobody that I am an unhappy camper.

Last night proved the pundits and pollsters wrong, there was no “red wave,” and there are races still undecided, so there is a lack of certainty about the House and Senate majorities.

It appears Biden will stay the course and be stage-managed by the progressive communist democrat Obama acolytes.

Biden Says He Plans to Do ‘Nothing’ Differently in Second Half of Presidency

Speaking to reporters the day after the midterm elections, Biden was asked what he might do differently to address voters’ concerns about the economy and the widespread sentiment that the country is generally moving in the wrong direction.

Biden replied: “nothing.”

“I’m not going to change anything in any fundamental way,” he added. <Source>

However, all is not lost, as it is likely that we will have a slim majority in the House.

The question then becomes, is the feckless Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) strong enough to hold the House GOP members together and heavily punish those that jump the aisle on critical votes? Will he be able to resist the inevitable media pressure when threats of “government shutdowns” loom when spending cuts are proposed? Will he have the strength to use the Democrat’s dirty tactics to re-jigger committee assignments and investigations? Does McCarthy have the power to stand up against Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)?

Scalise announces bid for House majority leader

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced a bid to become the next House majority leader on Wednesday as the GOP appears likely to win a narrow majority in the lower chamber.

The American people deserve a House of Representatives that can move the agenda that was promised to them on the campaign trail,” Scalise said in a letter addressed to his GOP colleagues in the House.

“As your Majority Leader, I will work relentlessly to usher our vision through the House and show the country how conservative ideas can solve the problems that families are facing,” he added.

He said he has a proven track record of bringing together a wide range of viewpoints in the GOP to build consensus and pointed to conservative legislative successes like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an updated version of NAFTA signed into law in 2020.

Scalise also mentioned successfully keeping the Republican caucus completely unified in opposition to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act. His current job as whip is to rally votes in favor or against legislation among Republican members of the House. <Source>

Assigning blame…

Why bother? It is what it is; the only things that matter are election integrity, accurate counts, and the support and funding for those in runoff races.

You can endlessly debate candidate quality, the influence of Trump and his penurious spending, the role of the polls and pundits, the lack of leadership at the RNC, and the spending of Mitch McConnell to support loyalists – and it isn’t significant unless there are lessons to be learned that will inform the 2024 presidential election.

The hidden issue…

One must acknowledge that one major election factor is GEN-Z voters under 30 (born 1997 to 2012), who may have blunted the “red wave.” 

A suggestive pattern from a CNN national house exit poll from a media outlet with a characteristic left bias.

  • R+13  65+
  • R+11  45-64
  • D+2    30-34
  • D+28  18-29

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This is the internet generation that is overly susceptible to conflating what they see on social media with the broader aspects of reality and the vagaries of life. While some may label it a “conspiracy theory,” it is possible that the tech giants, who are demonstrably left-leaning, may have served-up targeted ads and data feeds that ranked progressive issues and viewpoints over suppressed conservative views.

One disgusting note: Trump throws Melania under the bus...

Trump 'furious with Melania for telling him to endorse Dr. Oz' and is 'screaming at everybody' this morning after lackluster midterm results...while Republicans blame him for defeats and turn to DeSantis for 2024

For Trump, the midterms were supposed to be an amuse-bouche before another White House campaign.

But some of his most prolific candidates crashed and burned overnight. Oz, a TV star turned politician, suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of the night, losing to John Fetterman in Pennsylvania.

According to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who recently released a scathing biography about Trump, the former president is particularly 'furious' that Oz lost - and is 'blaming everyone... including his wife' for advising him to support him in April.

'Trump is indeed furious this morning, particularly about Mehmet Oz, and is blaming everyone who advised him to back Oz -- including his wife, describing it as not her best decision, according to people close to him,' she tweeted. <Source>

It remains to be seen if Trump has the discipline to delay his “yuge announcement” scheduled for November 15 until after the Georgia runoff. Lest we forget, it was Trump’s fault that the GOP lost two Senate seats in Georgia, costing the GOP the Senate majority.

Bottom line…

It appears that party perceptions have flipped. The Republicans now represent the working man and an increasing number of people of color, while the Democrats have become the party of tech oligarchs and corporatized America. Unless the GOP improves its outreach to younger individuals, the party will age itself out of power.

As they say, stay tuned for the results after the commercial. And, if there is a bright spot: the Democrats will own the pain yet to come.

If you are interested in donating money, do not give it to Trump or a joint Candidate-Trump campaign, as the candidate will see virtually no funds from a Trump-associated effort.

That we cannot process votes quickly speaks to an inefficient organization, a lack of personnel, and machine capacity. Or, the Democrats impeding the count while they “find” votes in close races.

Beyond a serious candidate, Americans want, first, stability; second, a vision for a prosperous future; and third, to reduce past wrongs. Attacking the media and hating progressive communist democrats is not enough. 

We are so screwed.

--Steve

Sane-candidate


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WAITING FOR DEFINITIVE 2022 MID-TERM RESULTS

DISAPPOINTING: The red wave looks like a blood-red splash on a blue background.

Preliminary indications are that the customary last-minute campaigning of the Republicans vs. the 24/7/365 efforts of the Democrats, the deliberate support of Senate candidates loyal to Senate Minority Leader McConnell, the failure of the GOP to overcome the legacy and social media, and the lack of guts to call a spade a spade appear to be inflicting their toll.

That some GOP candidates were sketchy, and the GOP chose not to fight in every race also affected the battle. When a GOP candidate cannot beat a clearly unsuitable candidate like John Fetterman, we are in deep trouble.

Not watching the talking heads or obsessing about the minute-to-minute vote tallies…

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I believe that the chaos of Trump worked against rather than for the fight.

Bottom line…

No matter how the election turns out, we are screwed if good people do not confront this country's growing evil of corruption, communism, and corporatism.

The fact that a majority of people are apathetic, ignorant, cannot see the handwriting on the wall, or have been brainwashed by the corporate media does not bode well for this nation.

That people vote to continue their suffering under a demonstrably corrupt Democrat regime is a clear precursor to a more authoritarian existence.

That the feckless GOP does not fight as hard as the Democrats is unforgivable.

For me, Fetterman vs. Oz says it all. 

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GET OUT AND VOTE GOP -- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022

It is not enough to vote yourself, bring your GOP relatives, friends, colleagues, and others to the polls. We must win enough seats to overcome the treacherous actions of the 13 or so RINO Senators who jump the aisle to vote with the progressive communist democrats. And, if we should take the Senate, fight to remove Mitch McConnell from leadership.

Ivoted

Vote for America, our Constitution, yourself, your family, and the future!

Gop-FACTS

Stop being screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


NOVEMBER 7, 2022 -- A REMINDER OF THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR OUR FREEDOM

The Vietnam war, the war American fighting troops, won, and cowardly politicians surrendered…

During the week of November 7 – 10, 2022, leading up to the observance of Veterans Day on November 11, there will be a 65- hour reading of 58,281 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives to preserve the freedoms you enjoy today and which are slowly being squandered by corrupt, self-serving politicians.

Although exact counts vary, the United States suffered 58,220 killed, 303,644 wounded, and 2,641 missing in action during the Vietnam War.

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Think about this when you vote tomorrow, November 8, 2022.

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And let us not forget that Thursday, November 10, 2022, is the birthday of the Marine Corps.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WE BE SCREWED

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Speaking at an IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, New York, President Joe Biden remarked…

More is going to change for the better in the next 10 years than happened in the last 40 years.  We’re at an inflection point in world history where the changes that are going to take place in the next 10 are going to fundamentally alter the way in which we look at the world and our place in the world.  And that’s not hyperbole.  It’s real.”

[OCS: I can just imagine President Biden adding, “c’mon man, that’s not a lie,” as he lies through his false teeth,]

Considering we are on a downward spiral where things are getting worse, I call bullshit!

As for that inflection point in world history, we are seeing a world increasingly overseen by a network of loosely allied oligarchs and dictators spread across the globe. These individuals care nothing about humanity or even the people in their dominion. The best than can be said for them is they are the product of human nature, where evildoers will do what’s best for them at any given moment without care or concern for others.

They have created an environment where people do not acknowledge their debt to their country, live lives of purposelessness, are filled with formless rage, are tethered to their electronic devices, search for identity, and seek an enemy to blame for their present condition and lack of achievement.

Individuals who ignore the founding principles that made America great – and the most prosperous country in modern history. Individuals who lack common sense and the ability to think beyond their immediate tribe. Individuals who are easily led by anyone with a modicum of charisma and who speak with a reassuring degree of certainty.

We must open our eyes and see that our nation can no longer survive with a corrupt political class that creates its own chaos and crises, amplified by the media’s propagandists, to promote their self-serving and toxic agenda.

Americans are rapidly joining mobs – to feel a sense of belonging, relieve boredom, be entertained, and seek companionship, if not friendship. That the mob acts irrationally or destructively is secondary to their membership in the tribe, even for the few moments they can memorialize with a “selfie.”

They do not realize that the elites are not of the people as they are isolated and insulated from the same sacrifices, behavior, and actions they demand of others.

They do not realize that the wounds we are suffering are self-inflicted, so our elites can offer a solution to alleviate our suffering. At the cost of our freedom and labor, of course.

Amazingly, when things turn sour, these individuals are more likely to believe it’s their fault rather than the corrupt leaders they have chosen. They believe in the myth that good people govern America for good people. One need only consider “due process” and the difference between equal protection for the rich and poor. The useful idiots still wrongly believe that justice generally prevails. They never realize that the elites have subverted the justice system in favor of their fellow elites.

Our biggest enemies are not the corrupt politicians but the knee-jerk politically correct individuals who don’t see what is before their very eyes. They continue to pay confiscatory amounts into a system that redistributes billions and billions in taxpayer subsidies to already wealthy individuals and organizations.

Can it be reversed?

I don’t know. I know that nobody has successfully altered the fundamental dynamics of human nature over the preceding millennia. Yes, behavioral scientists have taught politicians to use positive and negative incentives to urge people toward a preferred decision path. Still, they can’t alter the fundamental nature of good and evil.

Foreign nations and special interests have bought enough politicians and infiltrated enough institutions and organizations to make reform impossible without some form of uprising.

Bottom line…

A good start would be to recognize the political class as fundamentally evil and the elite class as fundamentally transactional and venal. We need to start taking back our law enforcement and judicial institutions at the local level and working upward to state legislatures who may breathe new life into the Tenth Amendment and curtail the federal government’s power to their original constitutionally-enumerated powers.

If begun now, a task will exceed my lifetime and perhaps another two to three generations.

Let’s start by removing the power from progressive communist democrats in the 2022 mid-term elections.

All I am sure of now is that we are presently screwed.

-- Steve

Gop-FACTS


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


AND YOU THOUGHT SCIENCE WAS COLOR BLIND AND FACT-BASED

Once again, I am deeply disappointed in Scientific American for allowing its pages to be co-opted by the progressive communist democrats who want to destroy America from within by racializing our culture to bring about a change in our political system from extraordinarily beneficial capitalism to the extremely destructive communism they seem to favor.

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Why Scientists Must Stand for Affirmative Action and against Scientific Racism

The Supreme Court could destroy affirmative action in higher education, and STEM professionals must stand against the white supremacy and scientific racism that fuels arguments against it

A contemporary argument against affirmative action is that society has now reached a post-racism state in which racial differences in achievement can be attributed to personal failures: some people don’t have the innate ability to succeed, or they just need to try harder.

[OCS: Fact: Affirmative action is the despicable political practice of advantaging some individuals while disadvantaging others in an attempt to gain or maintain political power by pandering to a particular minority segment of the population.

Regarding education, it is a fact dictated by human nature that some individuals, regardless of race, religion, or whatever, do not have the desire or ability to pursue the career of their choice. No matter how much wishing occurs, a 5’ 9” individual cannot become a power forward on a professional basketball team – and it would be wrong to believe the government should intervene with a mandate that short individuals be included on a team in the name of diversity.

If one does not qualify for enrollment in a particular school, so be it! It is another sorry fact that some of the most prestigious institutions want to create artificially high rejection rates as a marketing ploy to boost their own prestige and ability to attract big-money students or endowed scholarships.]

In the context of persistent educational inequality among socially-defined races, these arguments invoke “scientific” racism, or centuries-old myths such as that people with darker skin are biologically less intelligent, which has no actual scientific basis. In addition to the fact that humans do not have biological races, this argument also discounts the myriad ways in which slavery, colonialism, genocide and racial and ethnic discrimination have led to well-documented and persistent economic and social consequences for nonwhite people.

[OCS: A convenient argument posed by racists and race-baiters and often used by those wishing to gain or maintain political power.]

As scientists, we need to improve the public’s understanding of systemic racism as an unjust social, political and legal power structure, as well as that there are no innate “deficiencies” in nonwhite people. Clearly, we will need more than 25 years to achieve such a goal.

[OCS: No! Regarding academic achievement, systemic racism is a canard used as a political argument. As a scientist, you need to do honest science or teach science principles to those willing and capable of profiting from such instruction. There should be no professional mandate to engage in political ideologies or culture wars within the profession.]

Campus and admissions policies tailored to white students reinforce racial hierarchies and maintain the supremacist ideology that initially prevented Black and brown students from participating in higher education programs in significant numbers. We must center Black and brown students in educational law and policy to maintain and strengthen the original tenets of affirmative action, in addition to upholding it as status quo.

[OCS: I call bullshit! The same could be said about the exclusions faced by Jews. Asians and other demonstrably high-achieving students who are being denied admission because of race or religious reasons, or the lack of a seat because it is occupied by a favored class or subpar legacy admit.]

People fighting against affirmative action in admissions have long used scientific racism as their justification to end it.

[OCS: No! People fighting against affirmative action realize that it is still racism – no matter how noble someone's intentions might seem.]

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Bottom line…

There are numerous paths to becoming a scientist for those motivated to seek them. And, if one were intellectually honest, perhaps one would call for a reduction in academic and administrative salaries, perks, and privileges and use those funds to enlarge enrollment. Demand a percentage of endowment funds be used for instruction. Or possibly demand attendance at a STEM prep academy to screen for those qualified to benefit from advanced training.

I see no race-based criteria at community colleges that would inhibit exceptional or even capable students from learning STEM-related subjects and transferring to a school of their choice – especially since the first two years of most undergraduate courses are about a generic curriculum that prepares students for upper division specialization and graduate school.

We are so screwed when we ignore human nature and facts and engage in race-baiting.

RACISM IS ALWAYS WRONG, NO MATTER WHO PROPOSES IT OR BENEFITS FROM IT!

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS