Thursday, November 29, 2012

America's Founding Fathers Speak on Immigration


Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

A nation consists of people with potentialities and proclivities derived from their objective, biologically given natures. A nation isn't filled with abstractions, doesn't exist for the sake of abstract ideals, and changes when the makeup of its inhabitants change. Europeans in Africa created European societies. Africans in Detroit have created an African society.

Humans are not all the same and are not infinitely interchangeable. The global egalitarian idealization of all people as one is at odds with nature's diversity and with what the Founders intended the republic to be.

Here's what Benjamin Franklin wrote in a 1751 essay entitled "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind":

"The Number of purely white People in the World is proportionably very small... I could wish their Numbers were increased... Why increase the Sons of Africa, by Planting them in America, where we have so fair an Opportunity, by excluding all Blacks and Tawneys, of increasing the lovely White and Red? But perhaps I am partial to the Compexion of my Country, for such Kind of Partiality is natural to Mankind."

All Men Are Created Equal in Rights -- But Not Equal in Nature

In 1821, Thomas Jefferson wrote as follows in reference to the freeing of African slaves: "Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion has drawn indelible lines of distinction between them. It is still in our power to direct the process of emancipation and deportation peaceably and in such slow degree as that the evil will wear off insensibly, and their place be pari passu filled up by free white laborers."

This is consistent with the 1790 Naturalization Act, which set forth the following qualifications for citizenship: a free white person of good character who has lived in the United States for two years.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness does not translate into "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore."  Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness pertains to the lives, liberties, and happiness of the particular subset of the world's population that is fit to be called citizens of the United States.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Provocative Videos on Race and Liberty

Realism: The Most Controversial Premise of Our Time

The politically heterodox contents herein are grounded firmly in a reality that won't bend to social strictures or shibboleths. To open your eyes to the unmentionable realities of human nature is to embrace, as Thomas Jefferson put it, "the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it."

Question conformity.

Enlarge IQ Bell Curves

The popular denial of innate racial differences in intelligence fosters moral outrage at extant IQ and academic achievement gaps. But racial differences are natural and intractable. Scientists have observed racial variations in brain size, brain structure, and brain fold complexity. The denial of racial differences that extend to the brain is the premise behind Affirmative Action and other government programs that seek -- but inevitably fail -- to equalize outcomes.

 



No topic of which I am aware gets to the core of an individual's ability to cope with reality better than race. If a person's intellectual core is emotionalism, moral dogmatism, or social conformism, bringing up race will [read more...]


 


A nation that seeks to repel invaders from penetrating its borders is using force defensively. The end-game of one-world, one-people, all-equal, open immigration idealism is [read more...]


Demographic Decline


Not all births are created equal in nature, and not all populations are inter-changeable.

 


Libertarian Realist's take on Ayn Rand: The equalitarian idealists expect what they’ve been expecting for decades: that which never has been and never will [read more...]


Debating the Deniers

 



The goal of “race as a social construct” dogma, as originated by leftist Richard Lewontin, was to undermine both the scientific study and common-sense understanding of [read more...]


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Conformity



"I can't meet you for lunch," says the hard-working professional to his spouse, "I have to be at a meeting."

"I can't play today," said the same individual at age 10 to his friend. "I have to do homework."

From early on in life, most people are taught to think of their lives in terms of fulfilling obligations. They are given orders by parents, teachers, and other authority figures. They begin to apply this mindset to what should be their personal value judgments. They say they "can't" do things really could do. They say they "have to" do things that they could choose not to do.

Falsely framing personal choices in terms of obligations is a form of self-denial. It denies an individual control over his own life and enables him to escape responsibility for his own choices, thus rendering him a psychological dependent on those who "create" obligations for him to fulfill. 

Self-liberated individuals don’t give other people the arbitrary power to impose obligations.  They don’t view the opinions of others as having metaphysical primacy.  Self-liberated individuals view their self-identity as primary. 

Most people go through life having never introspected enough to even know an identity apart from their socially defined one.   Most people go through life having never lived a day of their lives in psychological freedom.  They surrender their individuality, step by step, day after day.

The process begins in the earliest days of childhood and becomes thoroughly ingrained by adultoood.

As teenagers, they swallow and regurgitate the beliefs and attitudes of peers because they want to be popular.

As adults, they fulfill unchosen family and social obligations out of a sense of duty. They submit to and support government restrictions on their freedom because they believe that doing so is responsible.

They are victims of their own conformity -- their passive acquiescence to others' ideas and values.  It is conformity, therefore, that one must unlearn and grow out of if one wishes to be free -- and ultimately wishes to really live.    

Sunday, November 18, 2012

60 Minutes: Racism Is Natural



Paul Bloom: If you want to eradicate racism, for instance, you really are going to want to know to what extent are babies little bigots, to what extent is racism a natural part of humanity. 

Lesley Stahl: Sounds to me like the experiment show they are little bigots. 

Paul Bloom: I think to some extent, a bias to favor the self, where the self could be people who look like me, people who act like me, people who have the same taste as me, is a very strong human bias. It's what one would expect from a creature like us who evolved from natural selection, but it has terrible consequences. 

Babies help unlock the origins of morality 
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57551557/babies-help-unlock-the-origins-of-morality/?pageNum=3