If you read the links on previous posts you'll find 'a lack of self-esteem' adduced as one of the main explanations for low black SAT scores. This is ridiculous on any number of counts, most obviously by avoiding the IQ elephant in the room. But where do they get the idea that blacks have low self-esteem? In fact the contrary is the case, especially for the younger cohort for whom a preening swaggering bravado, totally unrelated to actual capabilities, is standard behaviour. And that's not just my impression.
It's also claimed - insanely - that this low self-esteem derives from 'the negative portrayal of blacks in the media'. Would that be the same media that uses every available ploy to cover up black crime and misbehaviour, that shoehorns admirable and totally unrepresentative blacks into every film and advertisement? You know, those brilliant doctors, judges, scientists and educators, sensitive and caring, driven by family values, an unrelenting thirst for justice and a better society.
And what happens when their unfounded self-esteem collides with life's realities? When low intelligence, poor self-discipline and lack of application result in a life of failure? Well self-evidently it can't be their fault. So what else can it be other than racism or the legacy of slavery?
Why have self-esteem and self-love come to be definitively Good Things? Could the concept be another weapon deployed by the (((nation-wreckers)))? I ask because it flies directly in the face of the fundamental Christian message which teaches that happiness derives from loving others and being a good person. And what happens when a young sociopath develops self-esteem and is taught to love himself? He'll conclude that his disregard for others, his anti-social behaviour and criminal instincts are just fine. That's the way he is and he loves himself. So why try to change?
Maybe it's a part of The Plan or maybe it's not. Either way the self-esteem program fits beautifully into the nation-wrecking agenda.