Quote note (#154)

Hardcore trolling from Dalrymple:

It is time for positive discrimination in favour of the unintelligent. Why, after all, should the intelligent (give or take a few professional footballers) have all the best incomes? […] It would be easy to bring about social justice in this respect. All we should have to do is administer IQ tests to applicants for well-paid positions and grant those positions to people with IQs of between, say, 80 and 100. There is no need to go to extremes by sacking the intelligent, natural wastage will do. Positive discrimination in favour of the dim will eventually bring about a juster demographic profile of the elite. […] To those who reply that they would not want to be operated on by a stupid surgeon, I can only reply that social justice is social justice, and not good surgery. The achievement of such justice requires that we all be prepared to make sacrifices for it: a botched operation is a small price to pay for the satisfaction of knowing that surgeons are demographically representative of the population as a whole.

March 14, 2015admin 10 Comments »
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  • Chris B Says:

    Agree. Amplify. Accelerate.


    Erebus Reply:

    I’d agree… But with no real options for Exit, supporting the creation of such perverse dystopias is a very risky strategy.


    Henk Reply:

    The progressive’s conception of intelligence almost coincides with his conception of being progressive. To the progressive mind, this plan would seem to overwhelmingly benefit… Republicans, Racists, and Reactionaries. Rejected!


    scientism Reply:

    This one shouldn’t be hard to pull off. First of all, you need to reject the bigoted language of ‘intelligent’, ‘unintelligent’, ‘dim’, etc, and introduce something neutral like ‘cognitive style’. This has already been happening in race studies. Blacks are said to have a different cognitive style than whites. Then reduce ‘intelligence’ to one cognitive style among many. Let’s call it ‘analytic’. Then you just accuse all tests of being biased to the cognitive style of analytic cishet white males, rather than just cishet white males generally. Clearly, too, the workloads of university degrees are biased towards analytic white males too. Perhaps claim that the whole idea of being ‘qualified’ is thoroughly discriminatory. Then argue that professions like medicine, law, engineering, etc, don’t require an analytic cognitive style and would actually benefit from greater diversity. Finally, call for affirmative action for the non-analytic.


    Kevin C. Reply:

    This immediately reminded me of much of the talk around “feminst science”.

    “Various practitioners of feminist epistemology and philosophy of science argue that dominant knowledge practices disadvantage women by (1) excluding them from inquiry, (2) denying them epistemic authority, (3) denigrating their “feminine” cognitive styles and modes of knowledge, (4) producing theories of women that represent them as inferior, deviant, or significant only in the ways they serve male interests, (5) producing theories of social phenomena that render women’s activities and interests, or gendered power relations, invisible, and (6) producing knowledge (science and technology) that is not useful for people in subordinate positions, or that reinforces gender and other social hierarchies.” (Emphasis added)

    –“Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of ScienceStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


    Posted on March 14th, 2015 at 8:17 am Reply | Quote
  • Quote note (#154) | Reaction Times Says:

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  • grey enlightenment Says:

    The scary part is there are people who really think this way


    Posted on March 14th, 2015 at 4:54 pm Reply | Quote
  • Stirner (@heresiologist) Says:

    One has to appreciate the prog tears here. They want a strong and interventionist government, but then proceed to enact affirmative action policies to administer and operate it. Then they gnash their teeth at the latest government failure.

    No to mention Obama, the greatest affirmative action hire in the history of FEDGOV.


    Posted on March 14th, 2015 at 5:57 pm Reply | Quote
  • Alrenous Says:

    Is Dalrymple competing in Mitrailleuse’s contest?


    Posted on March 15th, 2015 at 4:03 am Reply | Quote
  • little hans Says:

    This is actually happening. If you look at how ‘extenuating circumstances’ work, there is a huge redistribution of marks in the university system. The rate of application (and they never say no) is over %50.


    Posted on March 15th, 2015 at 12:17 pm Reply | Quote

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