Restricting Voting Rights, Race, and Future Time Orientation

Restricting Voting Rights, Race, and Future Time Orientation

 http://onestdv.blogspot.com/2011/11/restricting-voting-rights-race-and.html

The left may actually have a grasp of race and politics than conservatives. In an article at NYTimes.com entitled The White Party, Columbia journalism professor Thomas Edsall writes the millionth article I’ve read summarizing racial voting trends. Seriously, I read this same article about once a week, basically just a list of statistics on what race votes for what party. Here’s an excerpt to show what I’m talking about:

Another way of looking at it is this: fully 88.8 percent of all ballots cast in 2010 for House Republicans were cast by whites, compared to 63.9 percent for Democrats.

The degree to which the Republican Party has become a white party is also reflected in the composition of primary voters. For example, on March 4, 2008, in Ohio — where non-Hispanic whites are 81.1 percent of the population, blacks 12.2 percent, and Hispanics 3.1 percent — the Republican primary turnout was 97 percent white. Hispanics were 2 percent and the black turnout was so low it was zero percent, statistically speaking. One percent was described as “other.”

In the Jan. 19, 2008, South Carolina primary, 96 percent of the Republican turnout was white, 2 percent black, 1 percent Latino and 1 percent other. The population of the state is 64.1 percent white, 27.9 percent black and 5.1 percent Hispanic.

Oh wait, I forgot the other part of this formulaic sort of article – castigate Republicans as racist merely on the basis of support amongst whites.

Now, moving toward what has all the markings of a historic ideological and demographic collision on Nov. 6, 2012, Republicans are doubling down on this racially fraught strategy.

But even Dr. Edsall admits Republican never make any explicit appeals to white voters, with this presumably the most basic justification of his characterization above:

While the subject of race and of the overwhelmingly white Republican primary electorate are never explicitly discussed by Republican candidates, the issue is subsumed in blatant anti-immigration rhetoric.

Ahh once again, the liberal mind-reading ability arises. Funny that liberals can so adeptly parse the hidden motivations of conservatives, including those of racist whites, institutionally racist businesses, women-hating men, and so on. Right after the above, Dr. Edsall notes a parallel strategy amongst Democrats, though the accusations of bias are conspicuously absent:

The major threat to the Republican “white” strategy is a revival of the high turnout among minorities that carried Democrats to victory in 2008.

But our intrepid Dr. Edsall does not stop there – he notes how those evil Republicans have enacted laws with the specific (though unstated) intention of reducing minority turnout:

Republicans, however, are taking advantage of their newly won control of state governments across the country to enact laws designed to suppress minority turnout. Republican legislators and governors are reversing decades of liberalized access to the ballot by passing laws restricting or eliminating election day registration, early voting, the broader use of absentee ballots and voting by mail…Liberal groups, including the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University Law School, estimate that as many as five million men and women will be unable to vote because of these laws, which disproportionately affect minority voters.

OK, maybe we’re not supposed to question the premises of leftist academics writing for the NYbetaT. But may I ask why exactly, in the liberal paradigm of racial behavioral egalitarianism, would “restricting election day registration and early voting” disproportionately affect minority voters? I presume it does (see next paragraph), but these laws don’t disenfranchise felons, a class whose racial disparities liberals can at least blame on our racist society. These laws merely demand that people put a little effort into voting, undoubtedly an act of great importance and one that should be granted to those who can exhibit the most trivial amount of responsibility. What exactly about racist judges, racist schools, and racist police officers would make minorities less able to register ahead of time? One presumes that someone who has the ability and information to vote on voting day also has the ability to register prior to that day. Liberals can’t resolve this “conundrum” and it’s why articles such as Dr. Edsall’s rely on invective rather than analysis.

So why do blacks and Hispanics suffer disproportionately from these measures? (Let me just add that I love these laws.) They lack “future time orientation,” a concept well known amongst the HBD-osphere but surprisingly absent from academic discourse on intelligence. Two of the top Google results are from HalfSigma and Mangan. HalfSigma provides a great definition:

What is “future time orientation”? Presumably this refers to planning for a better future and placing future benefits over immediate gratification…The prisons are full of people lacking in “future time orientation,” because committing a crime to get some quick cash or get revenge at someone who pissed you off is an example of enjoying immediate gratification at the expense of one’s future.

One of the most well-known stereotypes about blacks, one that can’t be blamed on racist whites, is that they never show up on time. “Future time orientation” largely explains this as blacks lack the ability to analyze how present decisions will manifest as consequences for future situations. Blacks and Hispanics, due to their lower intelligence, have difficulty in planning, delaying gratification, and, most fundamentally, foreseeing future outcomes based on a perhaps complicated set of current data. Clearly then, blacks and Hispanics want to vote right when they’re able to, they don’t want to wait or plan ahead for something that won’t occur until a later date. Children think this way too, as evinced by the famous marshmallow study – they can’t temper their impulses in order to make rational decisions. As HalfSigma says, “the black man would rather hang out” than get off the stoop to do something for something else that won’t even occur for awhile later. (Do liberals get around this by having ACORN and other community organizers round up NAMs in the ghetto on voting day?)

However, even if this didn’t have the fortunate consequence of reducing minority turnout, I’d still support the measures. While I view democracy as an OK system, I still don’t want the listless classes having their say. I also don’t want a monopolized system of power, one largely confined to elitists living in the social Ivory Tower. I want a happy medium where the productive masses vote because they know what’s best and fair, not because they want a piece of the pie without working for it. By requiring a little bit of foresight in gaining voting rights, we ensure that the proper class of individual, non-criminal, mature, informed, and responsible, comprises the largest portion of the voting public. How can Dr. Edsall disagree with that? Oh wait, that’s waayyyccist.

Men of the West aka white guys

Not many of you can be called men, so may be this post should be “boys of the west.” For a people who conquered the world, built mighty empires, fought bloody world wars, and landed on the moon, it seems we have lost our manhood. Is it true the liberal education system has emasculated white males to the point of no return? Where is the warrior spirit of our ancestors? What happened to the european survival instinct?

If I can say one thing, its stop being a bitch! Simple as that! Stand up to them, this includes our women! Be men damn you! Stop cowering like a small child and stand and fight like men, stand and die like men if need be, but don’t lay there and die like dogs! Embrace the inner warrior, if you can’t afford guns and ammo, can you afford a sledge hammer? An axe? I’d rather fight with an axe in combat then my bare hands! Let me tell you if you have not purchased your killing tools then your good as dead anyways, and if you have your stock pile, your probably going to die anyways, buts it better to die a warriors death, killing our racial enemies, then on your knees begging for mercy. I will warn you, they are not known for their mercy, they will torture you, and consume your flesh before all is said and done, take the bastards to hell with you if you must.

The worst thing I have seen in this world is the feminized white male. Let them boys between your legs drop for a change and allow your natural instincts to make some choices for you once in a while, you might be surprised.

This ongoing attack on manhood is what prevents white males from becoming white men, but its an attack we allow to occur. They can’t force you to be a bitch, your doing that all on your own. Next time an enemy challenges you, don’t back down, stand up for our people! Know this, they bleed just like the rest of us, its only a matter of making them bleed! They are not gods, do not fear the parasites, do not fear the tick, the flea, and the tape worm, without us they would soon meet their maker.

Don’t cling to your wives for protection, that’s your job. Show your sons (if you have any) what a real man is. When it comes to our enemies, drop the whole turn the other cheek bullshit, and knock them the f*** out!

Stand up and protect our women! Set an example of strength, god man lose some weight! Spend some time at the gym, eat less garbage, go hiking, eat some meat, weight training, and act like men.

When the times comes do not hesitate to put them down!

Finnish right-wing surges in election.

Finnish right-wing surges in election.

Europe’s march to the right comes to Finland!

The True Finns party which opposes immigration, same-sex marriage, and EU bailouts gained 19% of the vote. This is up from the 4% they received last time. The Finnish National Coalition received 20.4%, and the Socialists received 19.1%.

This means that the True Finns were just 1.4 points away from the largest party. All together, right of center parties got 47.7% and left-wing parties got 34.4%, with the centrist party receiving 15.8%.

Every single party lost ground except for the True Finns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9gPsi4LU7s&feature=player_embedded