People are different. The genders, tribes, and races of Man are neither homogeneous nor necessarily equal, especially when it comes to cognitive ability and the capacity for decision making. No matter how often the Liberals scream otherwise, you cannot change the fact that we’re not the same in our ability to think.
I’m an American, an American born of Americans whose family has been in the United States for long time. I obviously would make different, and probably better, decisions concerning anything American than a foreigner or the spawn of foreigners would.
I’m also White and male and so was raised to be an American White Male. That means I was raised to think, to evaluate, to decide things, and to shape the course of my own life and guide the lives of those women and children who are beholden to me for support and protection. That’s a totally different upbringing than that of women, of foreigners from radically different cultures, and of many of the minorities – Blacks and Hispanics – in America who were never raised with the same cultural tools and expectations.
And the above doesn’t even take into account the basic physiological differences between the genders and races of Man. We evolved in different ways due to environmental stresses. It’s just not logical to believe that people of middle or upper class White population would choose mates based upon the same criteria as Blacks, Hispanics, Arabs, or Asians would. The natural selection process guarantees that that, over the course of just a comparably few generations, differences would arise based upon those reproductive choices and decisions as to what were survival traits.
One only has to look at the education, employment, and income demographics to see what the various races and the genders evolved towards over time. It is far more likely that decisions made by those who bred for intelligence are going to better than those made by scions of groups who evolved for physical strength and endurance.
These are the fact of our existence. There little reason to discount them and less to abhor them.
At this point many of my regular guests are probably shocked by my diatribe. Others who’ve just found this blog by accident are probably ready to lynch me for being all manners of a bigot.
My apologies to my regular readers. Trust me though; I’m only trying to make a point as you will see below.
To those of you who are readily to vilify me, at the very least, as a sexist, racist, classist, and rabid nationalist I have to say that I would agree with you assessment of whomsoever espoused such villainous and anti-American – Hell! Anti-Human – sentiments in all seriousness
Thankfully for my opinion of my self, they’re not my sentiments. I’ve only interpolated the basis of someone else’s sentiments
The rather vile ideas expressed above were presented in wordy and less than felicitous style. They can be, and have been, so much more eloquently stated by someone who considers herself quite wise.
Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences, a possibility I abhor less or discount less than my colleague Judge Cedarbaum, our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.
— Judge Sotomayor
2001 Speech, UC Berkeley, School of Law
All I did was flesh out Sotomayor’s statement in an un-nuanced, though less eloquent, manner while spinning it around 180 degrees from Sotomayor’s perspective of relative values of the races and genders. So, if you have a problem with what I wrote, I would think you would have a similar problem with what Sotomayor said to an auditorium full of attorneys and law students.
Nice pick for the SCOTUS, President Obama. Who’s your fallback nominee, Al Sharpton?
Remember the old adage about detecting prejudice and bigotry? Just replace Black for White? Well it has to work in all pertinent directions or it’s a worthless measurement. Of course I doubt that most Liberals see it that way…