9 September, 2009

Thoughts on Discrimination

Posted by Socrates in egalitarianism, equality, Socrates, William Pierce at 11:37 am | Permanent Link

by Dr. William Pierce.

“A lot of crazy things are going on these days, some of which strike us as more obviously crazy than others. One of the more obviously crazy things which has come to my attention recently is a fight between two associations of high school wrestling coaches and referees in Texas on the one hand and feminist groups on the other hand. The feminists are insisting that high school girls be permitted to wrestle high school boys. The Texas Wrestling Officials Association and the Texas Interscholastic Wrestling Association are saying, ‘No way.’ So the parents of a couple of high school girls in Texas, backed by the feminist groups, have sued the wrestling officials, charging them with bigotry, sexism, and all the usual things. The wrestling officials say that they are willing to sponsor separate wrestling matches for girl wrestlers, but no girl-vs.-boy matches. The feminists claim to be insulted by this offer. They are demanding sexually integrated wrestling. The American Civil Liberties Union, among the groups backing the feminists, has announced that the wrestling officials clearly are guilty of ‘discrimination.'”


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    1. Adam Says:

      The global technological system forces equality of all kinds upon an unwilling humanity. Human distinctions of race and sex are things it would prefer didn’t exist at all, and so it is trying to deny them where possible, and where they are unavoidable, admit them to the minimum degree possible. This American trend towards equality was already noticeable to De Tocqueville almost 200 years ago, and it stands out more and more as the pace of the global technological system’s expansion increases through time.

      “In perusing the pages of our history, we shall scarcely meet with a single great event, in the lapse of seven hundred years, which has not turned to the advantage of equality. The Crusades and the wars of the English decimated the nobles and divided their possessions; the erection of communities introduced an element of democratic liberty into the bosom of feudal monarchy; the invention of fire-arms equalized the villein and the noble on the field of battle; printing opened the same resources to the minds of all classes; the post was organized so as to bring the same information to the door of the poor man’s cottage and to the gate of the palace; and Protestantism proclaimed that all men are alike able to find the road to heaven. The discovery of America offered a thousand new paths to fortune, and placed riches and power within the reach of the adventurous and the obscure. If we examine what has happened in France at intervals of fifty years, beginning with the eleventh century, we shall invariably perceive that a twofold revolution has taken place in the state of society. The noble has gone down on the social ladder, and the roturier has gone up; the one descends as the other rises. Every half century brings them nearer to each other, and they will very shortly meet.

      Nor is this phenomenon at all peculiar to France. Whithersoever we turn our eyes we shall witness the same continual revolution throughout the whole of Christendom. The various occurrences of national existence have everywhere turned to the advantage of democracy; all men have aided it by their exertions: those who have intentionally labored in its cause, and those who have served it unwittingly; those who have fought for it and those who have declared themselves its opponents, have all been driven along in the same track, have all labored to one end, some ignorantly and some unwillingly; all have been blind instruments in the hands of God.

      The gradual development of the equality of conditions is therefore a providential fact, and it possesses all the characteristics of a divine decree: it is universal, it is durable, it constantly eludes all human interference, and all events as well as all men contribute to its progress. Would it, then, be wise to imagine that a social impulse which dates from so far back can be checked by the efforts of a generation? Is it credible that the democracy which has annihilated the feudal system and vanquished kings will respect the citizen and the capitalist? Will it stop now that it has grown so strong and its adversaries so weak? None can say which way we are going, for all terms of comparison are wanting: the equality of conditions is more complete in the Christian countries of the present day than it has been at any time or in any part of the world; so that the extent of what already exists prevents us from foreseeing what may be yet to come.”
      -Alexis DeTocqueville, Democracy in America (Introductory Chapter)

      The instant case that Dr. Pierce is here highlighting is an interesting case-in-point. At first it might seem silly even to think that co-ed wrestling could be contemplated, but on second thought, maybe not. Should women be allowed to study the martial arts at all? If the answer is yes, then wouldn’t it be better and more useful for them to be able to wrestle successfully with men? That would be more realistic and more likely to equip them to survive an encounter in the real world. So long as weight classes are observed, it might be okay. It would give each wrestler some added incentive. The boys would fight extra hard to avoid the humiliation of losing to a girl, and the girls would want to prove themselves able to overcome male strength. On considerations of efficiency alone – which is the only factor considered by the technological system – it looks like a win-win proposition. Only culturally does it fail. It would coarsen the women and compromise the man’s role as protector. But then, that has been a theme of the technological system’s expansion that runs throughout modern times. Scientific birth control coarsens women because it makes them able to have sex with male abandon, and also enables their experimentation with miscegenation; “equal pay for equal work” legislation feeds their independence and makes them more like men; most jobs in the technological system aren’t upper body strength-dependent, and can be done by women as well as men, although such jobs as mechanic and bull-dozer operator would make them rough and unfeminine, etc. As De Tocqueville observed, it seems that every technical advance over the course of the last few centuries has “turned to the advantage of equality.”

      Want to stop race and sex equality and reverse all egalitarian trends? Then destroy the global technological system. That is a way that is guaranteed to work.