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In Part One, I wrote of how “privilege” is the result of actions.  If a recognizable group tends to make Good Choices (work hard, don’t break the law, etc.), then members of that group achieve some “privilege” accordingly.  When Blacks are committing crimes at ten times the rate Whites are, then Blacks are looked on with greater suspicion.  This is only natural.

(This is why I advocate a truly blind justice system.  The jury should not see the defendant, and he should always be “John Doe” to the jury.  Even if the jurors do not see the defendant, they will be more favorably disposed to Mike Jankowski than to LaShawn White.)

But now, I want to turn to education.  Specifically, the education of women.

Individually, this is a fabulous thing.  I certainly want my daughters to be educated, and to get professional degrees.  I would love for all of my daughters to get their doctoral degrees before they marry.  I want them to marry other professionals, and to raise their children the same way.

But what does that do in the aggregate?

Back in the days when few women went to college, college-educated men were more likely to marry women who were not college educated.  Now, we have a fairly clear split.  College-educated men marry college-educated women, and non-college-educated men marry non-college-educated women.

Well, it does tend to be the more intelligent people who are college-educated.  So more-intelligent men are marrying more-intelligent women, and less-intelligent men are marrying less-intelligent women.

Furthermore, more-educated women tend to have fewer children, and to have them later in life.

So let’s look at some made-up, but hopefully reasonable numbers.  (“Fake, but accurate”?)  In a century, an educated couple who has two children at an average age of 33, will have three generations of offspring: 2^3=8.  Eight intelligent great-grandchildren.  But of course, those great-grandchildren also have other, presumably similarly-intelligent great-grandparents, and we are just making replacements, not increasing the population of intelligent people.

Meanwhile, the less-intelligent couple will have four children at an average age of 25.  Four generations in a century: 4^4=256 less-intelligent great-great-grandchildren.  They, too, will have other great-great-grandparents, of course, but they have doubled the number of less-intelligent people every generation.  So for every pair of less-intelligent great-great-grandparents, there are thirty-two (32) less intelligent great-great-grandchildren.

With intelligence and education’s being prime indicators of income and wealth, we now see a significant driver of increasing income inequality.

Now, we’ve all heard the latest prog clap-trap: White Privilege clap-trap.

Does being White gives one a leg up on everyone else?  No.  Asians make up less than 20% of the students in Fairfax County Public Schools, but are more than 50% of the students admitted to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  Why is that?  Asian Privilege, perhaps?  Blacks and Hispanics are admitted to TJ at far lower percentages than they occupy in the FCPS student body. Why is that?

Asian have higher graduation rates than Whites, who have higher graduation rates than Hispanics, who have higher graduation rates than Whites.

Asian earn more than Whites, just as Whites earn more than Hispanics, who earn more than Blacks.

Obviously, if Whites had all the power, and exercised that power to discriminate against people of other races, Asians would be down there with Hispanics and Blacks.  But if a cop sees a car full of Asian teenagers driving down the road at 10:05 PM, he probably figures the library just closed.  He does not think that if that car full of Blacks or Hispanics.  Call that “Asian Privilege”.

So the question is, WHY does that cop think as he does?

The fact is, Asians commit fewer crimes than Whites, who commit fewer crimes than Hispanics, who commit fewer crimes than Blacks do. Asian teenagers are more likely to be at the library studying.  So this “Asian Privilege” and “White Privilege” is the result of the actions of generations of Asians and Whites.

Which brings us to the Rat Race.  The progs like to cry that it is not “fair” that Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to start off poor, and so it is not “fair” compete with Whites and Asian.  But how did those Whites and Asians start off in such a better positions?

The children of Whites and Asians are better off because of the actions of their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents reaching back millennia.  The Rat Race is not an individual event, but a relay.  White and Asian parents tend to pass the baton to their children a bit further down the track than do Hispanic and Black parents.  White and Asian parents also teach their children how to run the race faster.

Is is “unfair” for Whites and Asians to teach their children how to read before Kindergarten, when fewer Blacks and Hispanics do?

Is it “unfair” for Whites and Asians to foster a respect for education in their children, when fewer Blacks and Hispanics do?

Is it “unfair” for Whites and Asians to discourage their children from having children out of wedlock?

Of course not.  Blacks and Hispanics could do the same.  If they choose not to do these things, doing them is not “unfair”.

It appears by this article that Shawn Williams believes that King has started some type whisper campaign about his past, that Williams feels will affect his chances to run respectfully and win nomination for LCBOS chairman. I don’t see how his past should affect his present circumstances. It sure didn’t affect Delgaudio, did it? And who cares if he keeps getting stopped for drunk driving or that he may be beating his wife, relatives and neighbors. He is endorsed by Scott York so he must be a decent and stand-up kinda guy, right?

There are many reasons I would not vote for Williams and none have to do with his past that we are just finding out about. He is weak and timid and, as far as I’m concerned, has no spine. It also doesn’t help matters to be approved by York. This is best for the county and now let the games begin with Randall and King.

That seems to be something that Rudy Giuliani doesn’t believe. He brings up some points about how Obama spends more time tearing us down than building us up. That Obama lays shame at our feet so that he will receive what “he” feels America should be like. I’m not going to give my opinion as to whether Obama loves America or is a patriot. We all can think as we will and believe as we wish. I would just like to insert this piece that I recently received from a friend. I would suggest that it must be the embodiment of the feeling of true love and belief in this great country of ours. As an aside, it makes you wonder how we ever allowed the desecration of our flag as a form of freedom of speech. It surely makes me wonder.

We still don’t know what happened in Libya. The reason why is that the Obama administration has been lying to us and covering the guilty. It has been of 3 years since Usama bin-Laden was killed and his stronghold documents and intelligence was confiscated. Steve Hayes has been dogging these stories forever but still we have gotten no results or answers. Why not? Read his last major article on this subject. Flynn is a good man. For decades, the inability or snubbing of intelligence agencies “co-operating” has been a major issue with many, including me. Because of these arrogant directors needing the god-power feeling, intelligence and safety/security suffer greatly. What is interesting about this Hayes report is where he points to how diverse bin-Laden’s network was and who the “players” are. He states that ISIS was mentioned and involved, as well Iran. Being left in the dark this way for selfish political reasons seems highly unethical, bordering treason, as far as I’m concerned. If these documents ever do get completely disseminated to the public, how will we feel if we find out that ISIS could have been stopped before getting started, as well other terror programs and activities? We really do need to hold our leaders culpable and imprison more of them.

This is pretty unfair of me. It is so-o-o-o hard to type when you are trying to curtail the laughter (or sadness, shock, awe, whatever). Adding to the “I couldn’t make this stuff up” column of this administration and the inept people installed in positions of power, importance, in view of the public, I present you with this. I suppose that Obama really, really, REALLY, didn’t want us to find out about what his strategy was. Can’t say that I blame him. How do we afford to influence thru governance (read: MONEY) or create jobs (read: MONEY) in these jihadi countries when we can’t make ends meet here at home? I do have one idea. How about a government mandated gun buy-back program from these terrorists? If we don’t want to kill them, let’s buy their AK-47s so that they can get some cool gear from Best Buy. I’m hoping Jack won’t take issue with this type buy-back.

First Obama makes this big speech, with Biden, Kerry and Hagel hanging around, about submitting to Congress a request for war powers. It is said to have bi-partisan support and should get passed. I don’t see it. The Dems want to lock it down to a geographical area (which Va. goofy sen. Kaine is all about), along with a 3 year sunset. Here we go again showing our intent for the needs of our enemies.

Now we all know that Yemen, Obama’s shining star in the Middle East, who was declared as a friend or ally of America, has fallen to rebels. The leader was ousted and the cabinet/congress dissolved. Well we now find out that the American Embassy there has been closed down. The Marine contingent was told to relinquish their arms to some Yemen “dignitary” before boarding a private plane and leaving the country. The article reads that a special operations group was left behind for training. Well, then, why didn’t THEY receive the weapons and vehicles? Supposedly, the order to relinquish arms came directly from the state department. I just got thru watching Jen Pee-saki state that all American material, embassy and belongings will remain intact and in good shape. This being the case for our eventual return. How adolescent are these people? Maybe Obama needs a long, protracted visit to the terrorist war zone to have a real “feel” as to who and what these people are all about. Fire Kerry, lobotomize Pee-saki further, and make Obama play 50 rounds of golf at the Syrian Hilton Resort Club.