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Today in Liberal Science . . . (lol)

Posted in Educational Freedom on December 16th, 2014

“Today in liberal science class, we will learn how genes make people fat and gay, but have nothing to do with racial or sex differences.”

Data on Leftist Academia

Posted in Educational Freedom on December 16th, 2014

—“In its examinations of more than 150 departments and upper-level administrations at the 32 colleges and universities, the CSPC found that the overall ratio of registered Democrats to registered Republicans was greater than than 10-to-1 (1,397 Democrats, 134 Republicans). Although in the nation at large, registered Democrats and Republicans were roughly equal in number, not a single department at any of the 32 schools managed to achieve anything even remotely approaching parity in party affiliations. The closest any school came to parity was Northwestern University, where 80% of the faculty members were registered Democrats and 20% were registered Republicans.”—

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=217

—“By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.”— (from 2005)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8427-2005Mar28.html

—“Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement

It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority.

But that was what they did in a peer-reviewed study of political diversity in the field of social psychology, which will be published in the September edition of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. . . .

Other studies reveal that 5 percent to 7 percent of faculty openly identify as Republicans. By contrast, about 20 percent of the general population are liberal and 40 percent are conservative.”—

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/liberal-majority-on-campus-yes-were-biased/?page=all

Also, relevant — the trend is strongly leftward. Also, good data and public/private Universities: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/24/survey-finds-professors-already-liberal-have-moved-further-left

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In the fifties, when the communists, progressives, and leftists of all kinds were OUTSIDE of academia, their big idea was freedom of speech. But as usual, lefties are a bunch of savage, power-hungry Machiavelian back stabbers. Now that they’ve seized academia, their big idea isn’t free speech, but hate speech.

Academia teaches only Cunning

Posted in Austrian School / Libertarian Theory, Educational Freedom on October 21st, 2014

Academia teaches only Cunning — not wisdom, not truth, and certainly not morality. Cunning favors complexity. Think about that next your phd friend explains their incomprehensible thesis.

Curt Doolittle:

CUNNING VS MORAL

–“education makes one cunning, not wise, and not moral”–

I was kind of ‘moved’ by Michael Philip’s post today on the motives of members of the academy. It’s been bothering me all day because not only is it true, but I think it qualifies as a bias, and a formal bias at that. Or rather, I think status-biases are probably a category of cognitive bias that I (we) should investigate, document, expand upon, and communicate with some frequency. Because most of the progressive status signals are constructed of cognitive biases (falsehoods).

Cunning favors complexity. Dishonesty favors complexity. Speaking truthfully is in fact laborious – it requires a lot of effort. Speaking the truth however, is a very simple strategy, that requires very little cunning – maybe none at all. Because prohibiting the imposition of costs is a very simple rule. Voluntary exchange is a very simple rule. The rule of law under Propertarian Property Rights (Property-in-toto), is a very simple rule. That demand for the state will increase if their is a lag in the development of property rights, is a very simple rule. These are all very simple rules.

If all moral propositions are decidable, (under propertarian logic, they are), then there is no room for cunning, except to lie. I fact, cunning is a contrary indicator of truth, and of morality.

Yet cunning is such an attractive means of dominance display. For those of us trying to eliminate cunning, we can temporarily display dominance, but only in the art of refuting loading, framing, overloading and suggestion. And since I have no illusions that the incentives to construct complex lies via cunning verbalisms will ever disappear, then I suspect that the defense against cunning will always require wisdom and cunning.

So I have a new to-do, which is to enumerate the cognitive biases we fall victim to in the pursuit of status signals.

Marxism’s home has always been academia. Why?

Posted in Austrian School / Libertarian Theory, Educational Freedom on October 21st, 2014

THE PERSISTENCE OF MARXISM

—“The persistence of Marxism in the West is a function of its persistence in academe. Without that, it would wither and die. Why does it persistent in academe? Because Marxism satisfies three deep cognitive wants for academics:

(1) It is a complex theoretical system. There is nothing that establishes one’s bona fides as a Very Clever Person more than mastering a complex theoretical system: the denser and more jargon-heavy the prose, the better. And Marx’s writings have plenty of dense, jargon-heavy prose.

(2) It is a system of grand intent. If one lives the life of the mind, then the grander one’s intellectual projects, the grander one’s cognitive sense of self: Marxism not only “explains” human history and society, it “reveals” the final end point of human and social transformation. What could be grander than such a project?

(3) It completely de-legitimises commerce. Under Marxism, the only legitimate economic role is to supply labour. All commerce is de-legitimised and all those engaged in it—including all those people who have far more wealth and organisational significance than academics—are de-legitimised, reduced to “exploiters” who are but immoral dust beneath the heels of academics in no way “polluted” by vulgar commerce.”—

Michael Philip

Hate to say it, but it seems we can have a multi-cultural society or a de-militarized police. Not both.

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars, Police Brutality / Abuse on August 20th, 2014

Hate to say it, but it seems we can have a multi-cultural society or a de-militarized police. Not both.

University cuts Women’s and Gender Studies, will teach Constitution instead

Posted in Educational Freedom, Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on May 22nd, 2014

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=5628&advD=1248%2C191049

A child’s education baseline should be fun and trial-and-error exploration

Posted in Educational Freedom on May 22nd, 2014

A child’s education baseline should be fun and trial-and-error exploration, not imposed standards and fear.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2635736/Pushy-parents-stressing-pupils-Expert-says-growing-number-pupils-risking-mental-health-pressure-deliver-grades.html

Quotes about Academia

Posted in Educational Freedom on April 26th, 2014

“Every man who does not have a trade must eventually become a rogue” – Baruch Spinoza

Nassim Nicholas Taleb reflects this same sentiment when he says: “…as a practitioner, my thinking is rooted in the belief that you cannot go from books to problems, but the reverse, from problems to books.”

“Learn a trade so that you experience the real world. Identify a problem that exists in the real world. . . . Otherwise you invent a mystical hammer and go on and endless search for the appropriate nails – which you seem to find all over the place.” ~ Curt Doolittle

Foucault On Obscurantism: ‘They Made Me Do It!’

Posted in Educational Freedom, Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on April 25th, 2014

No one should ever go to a university without understanding the nature and motives of post-modernism.

“… Searle claims Foucault told him: ‘In France, you gotta have ten percent incomprehensible, otherwise people won’t think it’s deep–they won’t think you’re a profound thinker.’ When Searle later asked Pierre Bourdieu if he thought this was true, Bourdieu insisted it was much worse than ten percent …”

http://www.critical-theory.com/foucault-obscurantism-they-it/

Reddit Censors Big Story About Government Manipulation and Disruption of the Internet

Posted in Censorship, False Flags, Internet Freedom, Privacy on March 1st, 2014

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-02-25/reddit-censors-big-story-about-government-manipulation-and-disruption-interne

GCHQ infiltrates internet groups, Reddit downvote brigades

Posted in Censorship, Dictatorship on February 28th, 2014

http://news.softpedia.com/news/GCHQ-Infiltrates-the-Internet-to-Manipulate-Information-Destroy-Reputations-429281.shtml

What does it mean?

Posted in Dictatorship, Privacy on February 26th, 2014

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

The state collects:
(a) all our search requests
(b) all our communications
(c) all our financial transactions
(d) all our medical information
(e) all our weapon information
(f) all our travel information
(g) all our tax information
(h) all our title information (real property)
(i) all our marriage and divorce information.
(j) all our birth and death information
+ and insurance companies collect:
(k) all our risk information (our forecasts)
+ and private companies collect our:
(l) genetic information

IT MEANS WE ARE CATTLE.

(Curt Doolittle)

Psychologist Brock Chisholm on undoing sense of Right and Wrong, Nationalism

Posted in Dictatorship, Educational Freedom on February 16th, 2014

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open quoteWhat basic psychological distortion can be found in every civilization of which we know anything? The only psychological force capable of producing these perversions is morality–the concept of right and wrong. The re-interpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong are the belated objectives of nearly all psychotherapy. If the race is to be freed from its crippling burden of good and evil it must be psychiatrists who take the original responsibility.close quote

open quoteChildren must be free to think in all directions irrespective of the peculiar ideas of parents who often seal their children’s minds with preconceived prejudices and false concepts of past generations. Unless we are very careful, very careful indeed, and very conscientious, there is still great danger that our children may turn out to be the same kind of people we are.close quote

open quoteThe world was sick, and the ills from which it was suffering were mainly due to the perversion of man, his inability to live at peace with himself. The microbe was no longer the main enemy; science was sufficiently advanced to be able to cope with it admirably. If it were not for such barriers as superstition, ignorance, religious intolerance, misery and poverty.close quote

open quoteInstead of bringing our children up according to our own preconceived rules of good and bad we must teach them to question everything. Tell your child you believe in God, point out that some people don’t.close quote

open quoteThe re-interpretation and eventually eradication of the concept of right and wrong which has been the basis of child training, the substitution of intelligent and rational thinking for faith in the certainties of the old people, these are the belated objectives of practically all effective psychotherapy.close quote

open quoteTo achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.close quote

Scott Horton & Ray McGovern on how CIA analysis stopped war with Iran

Posted in CIA, Iran on February 7th, 2014

http://scotthorton.org/interviews/2014/01/28/012814-ray-mcgovern/

Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won’t try 3rd officer

Posted in Police Brutality / Abuse on January 14th, 2014

This was heartbreaking. The homeless man called out for his father as a bunch of cops beat him to death. America is dead. Let’s hope something better emerges after the collapse.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-live-verdict-in-kelly-thomas-police-murder-case-20140113,0,5661959.story#axzz2qNTKS5yk

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