Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Discovery From the American Institute for Privilege Studies

According to the Daily Caller, exciting news comes to us from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute for Privilege Studies, more commonly known as the American college and university system.  In this case, the advance comes from the location known as Iowa State University.

From here on, intelligent people are not to be described as intelligent.  The new term is to be Cognitive Privileged.  I'm not making this up.
Privilege in general is “the receipt of certain benefits wholly through accident of birth and it is “undeniable that privilege itself is a reality,” the student newspaper explains.

As with skin color and much else, Daily Iowan author Dan Williams argues, people have no control over how smart they are. Life is a huge cosmic lottery full of winners and losers.

Cognitive privilege is one of “many kinds of privilege besides white privilege.”
(Illustration that leads the Daily Caller piece)

It's always hard to know if you're being punked in a situation like this.  We have a student writing for the student newspaper, and I have to consider it might just be an attempt at satire, but I also have to consider that given all the other stuff coming out of the colleges he's deadly serious. 

The author falls into the trap of saying robots are going to take the jobs of all the those that don't have cognitive privilege (which we've written about here several times) and the real privilege of those with cognitive privilege will be to work and pay taxes to support those who don't have cognitive privilege.  What an exciting deal!  Well, he doesn't put it exactly like that.
Also, Williams declares, robots will wipe out manual labor jobs but will somehow not affect jobs available to members of a special cognitive elite.

“Thus, the accident of having been born smart enough to be able to be successful is a great benefit that you did absolutely nothing to earn. Consequently, you have nothing to be proud of for being smart.”
He also tries to demonstrate his SJW chops by saying if America is able to accept the idea of cognitive privilege, it will be better equipped to discuss “white privilege” and the “temperature-rising topic of racial privilege”.

I believe it was in the short-lived TV series spinoff from Animal House, called Delta House, where they told one of the pledges if he wanted to get some girls, he just needed to quote some Lawrence Ferlinghetti poetry.  Today they say crap like this.


  1. He also tries to demonstrate his SJW chops by saying if America is able to accept the idea of cognitive privilege, it will be better equipped to discuss “white privilege” and the “temperature-rising topic of racial privilege”.

    And will move on from there to micro aggression.

  2. I seem to remember reading a science fiction short story a few years ago where the government, in an attempt at equality, attempted to make everyone's abilities equal. Fast runners and gifted dancers were required to wear weighted leg irons, intelligent people wore hearing aids that played loud noises at random intervals in order to interrupt their train of thought, that sort of thing. The premise of the story seems to be more realistic everyday.
    I wish I could remember the name of the story and its author.

    1. There was a TV show that did that and it was a long time ago. I saw the episode in black and white, so before the mid-60s. I saw a YouTube video of it within the last 5 or 10 years.

      I think I recall a good dancer had to wear a weight to hold her back, and a mask to cover her pretty face.

      Now I'll be searching for that all day ;-)

    2. I think the story I've been looking for is Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut. I haven't found the video I recall.

      There's dozens of videos made by kids for school that are choking the search filters and it appears to have been made into a movie in 1995.

  3. I have a solution for this:

    Dead pigs.

    When Yor Betters have no Blue Wall to stand behind, this sort of shit ends VERY quickly.

    Or do you have any better way of convincing the Only Ones that they chose the wrong career???

    1. All y'all conservatives can stop paying their salaries any day you want. It's easy, and you don't even have to get out of your chairs.