Category Archives: Egalitarianism / Culture Wars

Flashback VIDEO: Barbara Walters Scolds Corey Feldman for Calling Out Hollywood Abuse

The former ’80s child star tried to explain to host Barbara Walters that he, along with his best friend Corey Haim, had been sexually abused by older, powerful men in Hollywood. Feldman added that he believed the abuse led Haim to drug addiction and ultimately his sudden death in 2010.

“Are you saying they are pedophiles and that they are still in this business?” Walters asks incredulously, to which Feldman replies, “Yes.”

“They don’t want me here right now. They want me dead,” he added.

After Feldman advised parents who want their kids to enter show business not to go into it blindly, Walters cuts him off, saying, “You’re damaging an entire industry!”

“I’m sorry,” Feldman replied.

Social media users immediately chimed in after Feldman tweeted the 2013 clip on Thursday, acknowledging a problem that Walters ignored.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/10/14/flashback-video-barbara-walters-scolds-corey-feldman-calling-hollywood-abuse/

Letter from Conservatives to the left

I don’t speak for all conservatives, but I speak for at least some of them:

We reject your observations. We reject your logic. We reject your conclusions. And most importantly, we reject your demands. We have no common ground to build on. We have no common vision to work toward. No amount of shaming and pearl-clutching outrage will change my mind – you’ve exhausted your credibility. If you want cooperation, show me what is in it for me, my family, and my extended family.

(For the record, I regard it as a bit of a tragedy that Universalism is dead. But you killed it. I spent a lot of time trying to preserve it, but your demands for parasitic relations, your lies, your violence, your hypocrisy has made it impossible. I don’t wish you any harm, only separation. I cannot help you. My hope is that forcing you to live with the consequences of your parasitic ideology will change you, because I cannot.)

Poorest White Area vs Richest Black Area

I hope this isn’t true. I have not verified it. This blog is a collection. Not necessarily news.

In the US:

POOREST white area, Beattyville, KY
Median income: $14,871
Violent crime rate: 158 per 100k people.

RICHEST black area, View Park-Windsor Hills, CA
Median income: $159,168
Violent crime rate: 196 per 100k people. Is crime due to poverty, or race?

In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas, study finds

Allowing voluntary segregation, call in “Pan-Nationalism”, will give people the security from which they can make inquiries into the unknown and foreign. It will improve communication, peace, and harmony.

This is not a controversial idea. The idea of self determination is embedded in many of the pivotal documents and declarations of history, including the Treaty of Versailles, Wilson’s 14 Points, and the Declaration of Independence.

It only seems radical because of a very small, very loud group of neo-Marxists.

Counterintuitively, he finds that breaking down group boundaries to increase the spread of knowledge across populations may ultimately result in less-effective knowledge sharing. Instead, his research shows that best practices and complex ideas are more readily integrated across populations if some degree of group boundaries is preserved.

The findings suggest that a policy to increase integration in the workplace by doing away with ethnically affiliated clubs, for example, could actually reduce the likelihood that ideas and beliefs would be shared across the company. The work has implications for institutional attempts to increase diversity, businesses’ efforts to spread shared values and organizations interested in integrating solutions to complex problems.

https://phys.org/news/2015-06-social-networks-group-boundaries-ideas.html