It’s really sad that the concept of civil rights has been so degraded and is now used to promote deeply ridiculous ideas:
A coalition of civil rights groups on Tuesday sent a letter to the University of California threatening to sue the university system if it continues to require either the SAT or the ACT for admissions. (The university uses both exams.)
“Research demonstrates that the SAT and ACT systematically prevent talented and qualified students with less accumulated advantage — including students with less wealth, students with disabilities, and underrepresented minority students — from accessing higher education at the University of California,” the letter said. The letter goes on to says that the tests produce “meaningless results.”
Of course, all tests that don’t reward absolutely everybody with an A+ are completely meaningless. As the Soviet education apparatchiks would say, “There is no such thing as an F student. There are only F teachers. If your students are failing, you should be fired.”
I tried watching the documentary Generation Wealth on Prime because the subject is fascinating. But the filmmaker Lauren Greenfield is so aggressively untalented that the movie is impossible to watch. She skips around like a crazed monkey, constantly getting distracted from the topic of extreme wealth by the desire to discuss her excruciatingly boring life.
“So, extreme wealth, yeah, it’s extreme. And by the way, I went to Harvard. Some very nasty rich people went to Harvard, too. By the way, here’s a picture of the breast milk I pumped for my infant son when I traveled to China. And yes, there’s some extreme wealth in China but here’s my mom talking about my size and weight at birth. Oh, and talking about weight, I also made a movie about eating disorders once. And have I mentioned I went to Harvard? Here’s my ancient student ID. And here’s a totally inane conversation I had with my husband where all he said was, “Umm, what are you talking about?” And here are some of my cute family pictures. Oh, so extreme wealth, right? So extreme. By the way…”
I switched it off because the insane hopping around, coupled with the director’s deeply annoying voice that drips with self-pity and false wisdom, made the film impossible to watch. And then people ask why I think Michael Moore is a genius. He knows how to make documentaries that work. Everybody else I’ve seen recently is a bloody amateur.
The UN wants the people who suffered as a result of the war in Ukraine to be paid reparations. By Ukraine.
This tells you all that you ever needed to know about the UN.
Wow, it’s snowing. Never happened around here in October. I think we might have even beaten Montreal in the first snow date this year.
People are so stunned they are coming to the (indoor) workout in snowsuits. I’m in short sleeves because it’s finally my kind of weather.