Sunday, May 24, 2015

On the Fact that (According to the World Health Organization) 70% of Equipment in Sub-Saharan Africa Lies Idle

It is a waste and a perfect example of why most foreign aid ultimately fails (the fact that it is bureaucrats who dictate how the money is spent and hence there is waste, graft, misallocation, etc.).

On the Claim by Some that the Industrial Revolution in England Made Life Worse for People

That is total bullshit. The standard of living went up consistently throughout this period and while it may not have ascended as fast as we would have liked in the earlier parts, I blame that much more on the fact that England was almost in a state of perpetual warfare and that they were financing this imperialism through a series of regressive taxes that disproportionately harmed the working folks.............................................................................................Of course, if these facts aren't enough of an argument for you, I ask you to compare what was happening in England at that time to places in which the Industrial Revolution WASN'T happening; Ireland (hundreds of thousands of people perishing from the potato famine), Calcutta, South America, etc., or even to England itself in prior centuries. I mean, I know that a lot of people get their history out of Charles Dickens novels and all but you really have to have some context and perspective or you start to look like a tool (get it - a tool, Industrial Revolution?).

On Vivien Leigh's Heartbreaking Performance in "Waterloo Bridge"

I put it right up there with her Oscar-winning performances in "Gone with the Wind" and "A Streetcar Named Desire". And how fucking beautiful, huh?

On the Political Mileage of Telling People that They Need to Change Their Ways

Yeah, there isn't any and that's why we never hear it.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

On the Fact that the Chinese Immigrants to Malaya (Ultimately Called Malaysia) Arrived There Destitute, Faced Significant Discrimination, and STILL Ultimately Surpassed the Native-Born Population in Terms of Education and Income

To those of you who still maintain that culture isn't important, let's just call this, Exhibit A.

On the Fact that Harvard Appears to Be Discriminating Against Asian Students by Demanding that Their SAT Scores Be Significantly Higher than Those of Blacks, Hispanics, and Even Those of Whites

Can we all at least agree that this is ridiculous, and an outrage?

On the Fact that Black Liberals Seem to be Far More Offended by the Opinions of Black Conservatives than They Do by the Destructive Behavior of Black Criminals and Blacks Who Act Buffoonish (the Lady Who Bathes in Milk and Fruit Loops, for Example)

Yeah, this is a huge problem in the black community; the fact they seem to possess a) a bevy of litmus tests, b) a strong propensity to group-think, and c) a burning desire to please their white liberal masters. These people always say that they want to have a conversation on race but if you're going to call every white person who you disagree with a racist and every black person who you disagree with (whether it be Charles Barkley, David Webb, Thomas Sowell, or Ben Carson) an Uncle Tom, you're probably not going to get a lot of takers.......and deep down that is probably kosher with them.