Posted On: Friday - September 18th 2020 9:21PM MST
In Topics:   University  Race/Genetics
(It must be Steve Sailer day here at Peak Stupidity. That used to be the case more often at this blog's beginnings.)
Per my continual following of Steve Sailer's commentary, it seems to me that there is a growing trend in the SJW Establishments (most of academia, at the least). That is, there are white people coming out from undercover positions as Affirmative Action, Social Justice Warriors, in which they have been pretending to be of other races/ethnicities. With their consciences, if any, weighing on them, or maybe their covers about to be blown they have been coming clean and apologizing up a shitstorm.
Of course, there are probably cases that don't make the big news, as maybe the people involved just calmly get over it. The first I'd heard of this phenomenon was the case of Rachel Dolezal, out in Spokane, Washington, pretending to be black for a few years. There must be some privilege involved in being black that you never hear about, or why do it? It's a lot of trouble, especially with the hair. (See, Art Garfunkel could have gotten away with something like this. Nobody would have recognized him a few years after he and Paul Simon split up anyway, right?)
There was one Jessica Krug that Mr. Sailer posted about a few times a few weeks ago. This stuff is accelerating, or just his posting about it has been. Within one day, we read Another Affirmative Action Fraud Is Caught and Annals of White Privilege: Now, a Third Case of a Becky Pretending to be a Beq'ee.
As usual, Mr. Sailer has some neat insight. For instance, he points out how these women (so far, all women) have been given a rash of grief for their changes in racial identity, but everyone is very very careful to not mess with their gender identities. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and these people are far madder, in both senses of the word, than the characters in that old movie.
After giving kudos to Mr. Sailer for his opinions on this madness, I will have to point out a problem with one of the very few of his opinions that I don't agree with. After all Steve Sailer writes about regarding race, he still believes that the > 5-decade-long campaign against the White man, called "Affirmative Action", should be continued! Sure, he's quick to point out that this should only be for people known to be descendants of slaves in the US and colonial America.
As we discussed in the Peak Stupidity Reparations Plan, we have no problem with the making whole of people who were previously held in slavery. I don't think the great-great-grandsons ought to get the money that their dead great-great-grandfathers deserved though. More importantly, I don't think White men should pay for the sins of their great-great-grandfathers or the great-great-grandfathers of a few other White men that happen to be also living in the United States.
Well, Mr. Sailer is in good company at least, as this support for basic AA is one of the only flaws we find with our very favorite literary pundit, Miss Ann Coulter. WTF, the both of you?!
Let's get back to this reaction to Affirmative Action by this small but growing faction. Frankly, I'm all for it. I think the people discussed in the Sailer posts are nutcases for going through with this all, but if people can game the system enough to gum up the works more power to them. I'm all for traditional Americas putting all sorts of things in those check boxes. The beauty of the Politically Correct world we live in (yes, there's a silver lining or two) is that we can use the fear of being un-PC against people who would question us on some pretty shady (unshady, really) descriptions that we may advertise for our identities.
After all, if we are really extra-privileged people, per our checked boxes, essays, and hair styles, then we are known to be easily offended. We get really offended when you ask questions such as "hey, this thing says you're black - what gives?" So, don't ask up if we are really those extra-privileged people we claim to be, because, if we are such people, you aren't allowed to ask questions about that.
"Whewww! That's some catch, that Catch-22." " It's the best there is."
Go for it. Don't listen to Jesse Jackson. If you're not getting any satisfaction, help us increase the fraction and get some traction on Affirmative Action. We
Future discussion on this subject here ought to have some instructions for how to ease into the life of a member of a different race. There's an art to it.