2013 meta-analysis of US black-white IQ gap among 3 year olds.— Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) May 13, 2020
Complete stability since 1960s.
This kind of thing rules out a lot of possible non-genetic causes, anything directly school related, for instance.https://t.co/ki2tO6GZLs pic.twitter.com/EqFEEmMwCZ
In Western culture, a #woman must expose herself to men in order to be a source of pleasure for them! Is there a graver form of oppression?! They call this ‘#freedom,’ and the opposite they call ‘captivity’! While on the contrary, women’s modest dress brings them respect.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) May 15, 2020
In the United States, the political mainstream is composedly solely of different species of liberals: conservative liberals, progressive liberals and libertarians.
The mainstream Right is composed of conservative liberals and libertarians. These liberals agree that individual freedom is the highest good. The mainstream Left is composed of progressive liberals. These liberals believe that equality is the highest good. Liberals believe in a social order based on individual rights. They only differ in the emphasis that is placed on freedom, equality and tolerance. Conservative liberals are more respectful of religion except for Islam. Progressive liberals are more respectful of science except when science cuts against the grain of their beliefs on inequality.
It occurs to me that what we are seeing with the coronavirus and the liberal Right is a lot like what we see with race realism and the liberal Left. In the case of race realism, the existence of racial inequality is an unacceptable answer because all men are created equal. As a result, the liberal Left denies the existence of race and any hereditary basis of racial differences. They do the same thing with differences in sex. The liberal Left explains the existence of these differences in terms of denial and conspiracies. The privileged White man is holding down non-Whites. The patriarchy is holding down women.
We’re seeing the same thing with the liberal Right and the coronavirus. The virus flourishes in the context of individual freedom and free enterprise. The only way to fight the virus without a vaccine or treatment is to limit individual freedom. Vaccinations are also a form of collectivism. We get vaccinated to build up our immunity to diseases and to protect others in our community. The liberal Right hates the coronavirus because it is limiting individual freedom, empowering government and elevating collective goods like public health. They also prefer to explain it in terms of denial and conspiracies.
Arguing with a conservative liberal or libertarian about the coronavirus is a lot like arguing with a progressive liberal about race realism. It is futile. The numbers don’t matter and will simply be denied and explained away by conspiracies. You can’t simply can’t be looking at the data and forming an opinion based on the evidence. You must be evil and part of the plot for not sharing their values. You’re a racist who hates black people for noticing that the black-white gap has been stable for a century.
Note: If you believe in natural inequality and limiting individual freedom to promote a different collective good, you are marginalized from both sides in a liberal order.