Do you remember that old hoary story about racial equality? It was BRA’s Greatest Truth: there was no such thing as heritable racial differences in intelligence and character.
Stephen J. Gould’s discredited The Mismeasure of Man? The sociology of Brown vs. Board of Education? The cultural anthropology of Papa Boas? The PBS documentary Race: The Power of an Illusion? The SPLC’s “Teaching Tolerance”?
How many times have you heard the MLK cliché that there is no positive statistical correlation between “the color of your skin” and “the content of your character”?
In BRA, the worst possible thing you could be was a “racist.” What do you mean it was all a lie?
The Bell Curve was discredited by the real scientists, right? Are you saying that our entire civilization since 1945 has been constructed around the lie of anti-racism? Are you saying that the thought police in the New York Times and the Washington Post have been wrong about race all this time?
How can intelligence be heritable? Are you saying that some people are born smart and others are born dumb? Just like some people are born tall and others are born short? Just like some people have blue eyes and other people have brown eyes?
If intelligence is heritable, then it is possible to be born retarded or gifted. It means that no amount of federal spending on education can (through the progressive science of alchemy) transform Alvin Greene into an astrophysicist like Stephen Hawking.
That’s offensive to our progressive sensibilities! It means that progressivism – and by extension, the liberal tradition – has been based on the greatest lie ever told in world history.
What else has the liberal establishment been wrong about for decades? Is there something out there even bigger than the lie of racial equality? I have a theory that the only reason we are learning this now is because we are about to find out.
Editor’s Note: What if … the liberal establishment has been wrong about religion and capitalism … for centuries? It is a dark day to be an intellectually discredited hate bot.
Update: The poverty myth has also fallen like a giant sequoia in the woods of academia!