Ireland’s Plummeting Literacy Rate

By Irish Savant For a country that prides itself on having one of the best educated workforces in the world, you’d imagine that the latest P.I.S.A. (Programme for International Student Assessment) literacy ranking would have prompted a national outcry. You see Ireland’s decline of 12 places in literacy, from 5 to 17, was the worst decline of any nation. In maths we dropped ten places, … Continue reading Ireland’s Plummeting Literacy Rate

The Racial Spoils System

Robert Weissberg, Professor of Political Science On a fateful September 28th in 1965 (pursuant to the 1964 Civil Rights Act) President Lyndon Johnson signed Executive Order 11246 requiring the Department of Labor to “take Affirmative Action to ensure that applicants are employed” in firms doing business with the federal government regardless of race, creed, color or national origins. […] Outside of those who materially benefit … Continue reading The Racial Spoils System

Blacks Owning Black Slaves

[…] The fact is large numbers of free Negroes OWNED black slaves. […] In 1860, only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million Whites (today, 200 million?) in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states. The census also determined that there … Continue reading Blacks Owning Black Slaves

An Awakening Experience

I have just returned to London, where I have lived since I was 11 yrs. old. I have been away for four years, living as an ethnic minority in a monocultural part of the world, amassing a host of stories to tell disbelieving friends. On the whole, I am glad to return. I shan’t miss some locals’ assumptions that, being a white woman, if I was … Continue reading An Awakening Experience

The Age of Lies

By Vanishing American […] Jean-Francois Revel’s phrase ”a continuous torrent of messages” is especially apt for today’s media, in which there is ”news” fed to us around the clock, 7 days a week. And the torrent of messages is not confined to the sordid ”news channels” on TV or the dead tree media, but it pervades the ”entertainment” arm of the media. It’s obvious to … Continue reading The Age of Lies

Affirmative Action Contradictions

Irish Savant I’ve always been intrigued by the fundamental contradictions that characterize affirmative action (A.A.) in its various guises. First, there’s the blatant inconsistency, underlined most notably in sport – the only activity at which Blacks excel. The recent Winter Olympics have been attacked by numerous pundits as being for “wealthy whites“. Similar criticisms have been made of tennis and golf at various times. There’s … Continue reading Affirmative Action Contradictions

Missouri – Strict on Illegal Aliens

Nita Jane Ayres …I want to talk about an issue that Missouri has already addressed in a variety of ways – the issue of illegal immigration. I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines about Arizona’s new law aimed at dealing with those who enter our country illegally. It has been called the strictest immigration law in generations. While Missouri hasn’t gone to the same lengths as … Continue reading Missouri – Strict on Illegal Aliens