"Open borders? That's a Koch Brothers proposal... It would make everybody in America poorer. You're doing away with the concept of a nation-state, and I don't think there's any country in the world that believes in that... I don't believe in that."

— Bernie Sanders, 2015
"How did progressive leaders go from understanding that mass immigration is a de facto tax on the poor... to casting it as the only morally defensible position, the only non-racist one?"

newsweek.com/immigration-de…
"If we once had one party representing the rich and one party representing labor, today, we have one party representing the rich and one party representing the highly educated and no party representing the working class."
"The truth is, the Brahmin Left doesn't want redistribution; it wants culture wars over identity. It wants environmentalism, open borders, and student loan forgiveness."

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11 Jun
[THREAD]

1/ I've asked @wokal_distance repeatedly — others have, as well — to provide one example, in thousands of my tweets, of a scientific finding I've tweeted which was "pseudoscience."

No response.

*Crickets.*

Instead he just continues to hurl insults.
2/ His style of discourse appears to be not unlike his woke enemies — open with a smear or provably-wrong claim, follow it up with hyperbole and ad hominem, and then avoid defending the original claim. And lots of emotionally-charged and strident language along the way.
3/ His obsessiveness in digging up my old tweets
("keeping receipts") — sometimes with no context available — and his shrillness and moral scolding — does this sound like a certain type of person we know? Does it sound like the people we're fighting?
Read 23 tweets
9 Jun
[THREAD]

1/ Do you remember how crazy the American left was during Trump's presidency? Do you remember the paranoia, the hyperbole, the insane conspiracies, the inability to civilly engage, the binary thinking?

This describes a lot of the foot soldiers in the anti-CRT movement.
2/ I regularly tweet examples of Antiracist and CRT nonsense. I've been engaged in the fight against the woke-left since I started a FB group back in 2017. I like to think I have some anti-woke street cred.
3/ But I'm now regularly called "soft" and "deluded" in my replies by people who appear to be recent converts to anti-Wokeness because I don't believe, for example, that the left wants to conduct a genocide of whites.

I'm not kidding.
Read 6 tweets
9 Jun
[THREAD]

1/ Whether abhorrent or not, widely-held stereotypes are typically accurate. In fact, there may not be a more statistically-powerful finding in all of social psychology than stereotype accuracy.

spsp.org/news-center/bl…
2/ "There is overwhelming evidence of stereotype accuracy... Over 50 studies have now been performed assessing the accuracy of demographic, national... and other stereotypes. Stereotype accuracy is one of the largest and most replicable effects in all of social psychology..."
3/ "The evidence from both experimental and naturalistic studies indicates that people apply their stereotypes when judging others approximately rationally... When individuating information is clear and relevant, its effects are massive."
Read 4 tweets
7 Jun
Don't make me like Trump.

The highlight of Trump's presidency, in my mind, was when he called Haiti a "shithole country," an insult so reviled by good-thinkers everywhere that I knew it had to be empirically supported — which, of course, it abundantly is.
Is there a single significant national outcome in which Haiti doesn't badly trail all other countries in our hemisphere? I looked into it, and there sure weren't many.
Of course Trump might be the single most retarded president in my lifetime. But I still love the fact he used the term, and that the left thinks this is some kind of "gotcha" moment.
Read 4 tweets
3 Jun
Colorblindness is a dead horse. Stop kicking it.

Racial outcome disparities are a permanent feature of American society. Underperforming groups are no longer going to accept their position at the bottom, so inevitably they will reject the ethos of colorblindness.
Don't ask me for a solution. There is no solution to the problem of the (extremely predictable) outcome differences between groups in America. If you build a society around the naivete of group equalitarianism, eventually reality is going to smack you in the face.
Why do you think a theoretical framework as ridiculous as "antiracism" (or critical race theory or whatever) was able to so quickly take root in our institutions?

Because people can see that "equality of opportunity" and colorblindness aren't going to get you group equality.
Read 6 tweets
3 Jun
The composite SAT score gap between Asians and whites exploded from being virtually non-existent to being almost the same size as that between whites and blacks.

It's the gap that no one talks that much about (it's less incendiary) but may end up being every bit as impactful.
It's easily explainable: Positive selection in Asian immigration means that Asian immigrants today (many of whom emigrate to the US to work in tech) tend to come from their nations' cognitive elites (this is particularly true of Indians & ethnic Chinese).
This was not the case until about twenty or thirty years ago, and only really began accelerating over the last decade.
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