Cheating at Elite Schools

Via WRM we learn of cheating at an elite New York high school and now cheating at Harvard. I don’t think this is new and I don’t think this is unusual. For a long time the US had an honor-based culture; it was limited to a few low-lifes although Thomas Sowell said it was quite common at Howard University when he taught there. Over the last generation or so, we have been transitioning to a hereditary ruling class; parents expect to pass along their social status, in which academic credentials play a key part. The increase in Asian students also increases the pressure; not because they are the geniuses that many HBD people breathlessly describe them to be, but because they do not have an honour culture and never did. There is no good loser and honorable second place in Asian society, winners take all and put the boot to the losers. Asians were doing group work in college when I was going, 30 years ago; it can hardly be better now, and is probably a lot worse.

One of the weaknesses and stupidities of white people is to assume good faith on the part of others; or when bad faith is suspected, not to rock the boat. Democrats have been stealing elections for as long as they have been participating in them. It’s nice that Republicans are making voter fraud an issue, but it’s a little late. The financial markets are another place you have to assume corrupt self-dealing is the norm.

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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6 Responses to Cheating at Elite Schools

  1. Ryu says:

    I remember in the book American Desperado, the guy said the US used to be a very straight-laced country. Then he related a story of how he was given a hero’s welcome at a baseball game for running coke.

    What I find especially interesting is the use of brain enhancing drugs like nootropics at universities. I think their use goes much further than even the aware think.

    • I did not encounter any non-recreational use of nootropics at my own college. However, every college aged or recent college graduate I’ve known has told me that their use is widespread. One even told me that the health center gave out adderall during midterms and finals. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s used even more widely. Pop one and hammer out that paper in an hour.

  2. mindweapon says:

    Wow, are there pharmaceutical nootropics? Is adderall a nootropic?

    I know a (Muslim) Neart East physicist and he cheats like crazy using his IPhone. He got himself labeled as having ADDH and needing special accomodations, which he uses to cheat. I also asked him about group work and he said yes he has studied with others. He is also a video game addict and can’t get laid. So these “replacement people” acquire a raft of problems living here.

    I think one could make a lot of money if they started a video game rehab clinic.

  3. asdf says:

    http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2012/09/the_harvard_cheating_scandal_i.html

    Also,
    “There is no good loser and honorable second place in Asian society, winners take all and put the boot to the losers.”

    In Asia second place is getting to live a normal safe life with generally speaking cradle to grave security. There are no NAMs in Asia. No ghettos. The life of an Asian prole, while more demands are placed on them, is usually more rewarding. Even the way society is structured is to make life easier for the proles, largely at the expense of the elites self actualization.

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