Sunday, 30 January 2011

And the answer is...............

For a country that prides itself on having one of the best educated workforces in the world, you’d imagine that the latest PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) literacy ranking would have prompted a national outcry. You see Ireland’s decline of 12 places in literacy, from 5 to 17, was the worst decline of any nation. In maths we dropped ten places, the second worst performance.

Sure, there were the usual bleatings from the usual suspects. But overall it was treated the same way you’d treat the mad aunt in the garret. Move on quickly, nothing to see here. Perhaps we hoped that the world wouldn’t notice. Or some other explanation. The Secretary General of the Department of Education Brigid McManus referred to the “significant limitations in design and underlying methodology used by Pisa”.

Strange, when we topped the ranking nobody questioned the methodology.

Brigid, your typical unimaginative public sector drone (I know her) also emphasised that the results were ‘a complete surprise’. Not to me. Three and a half years ago, in this post, I forecast exactly what would happen. Entitled ‘Ireland’s education meltdown’, I made what to me was the blindingly obvious point that if you allow, nay, encourage, hundreds of thousands of immigrants who can barely speak English, you’ll have trouble educating their children. How can you teach in a school where 20 different languages are in use, as is the case in many schools today? I don't care how many support or remedial teachers you have, standards will plummet.

But language is only the start of it. We have vast numbers of Muslim and African cultural enrichers who bring their own set of problems. The former because they'll emphasise religious mumbo jumbo and learning by rote, the latter, low academic achievement due to low IQ and an inability for abstract thought. The same as everywhere else.

And then of course there’s the numbers. Our schools were built for probably quarter of a million fewer students than we now must cater for. Despite an intensive building programme the result has been crowded classrooms and a general reduction in other educational expenditure.

There was, about four years ago, an iconic piece on our local news from Balbriggan. The local primary school had inadequate places to accommodate the ballooning population. It was first come first served. So long zebra-like queues formed – zebra-like in that you saw black/white/black/white ad infinitum. End result, lots of locals got places as did lots of Africans. And lots of locals and some Africans did not get places. And the Africans didn’t like that one little bit. They complained bitterly that their ‘right’ to an education was being denied. I kid you not. And the drooling sycophants in the MSM oozed support. Nobody mentioned the (black) elephant in the room. No indeed. ‘Why could we not have planned things better?’ was the prevailing reaction.

Yeah, like not letting the hordes in at all.

So the net effect of this flood of cultural enrichment on our education system was as follows:

() Multiple languages in class

() Larger, more crowded classes

() Large numbers of low IQ blacks

() Large numbers of mindless, unthinking, mumbo-jumbo-crazed Muslims

() Significant reduction in conventional education funding (labs, computers etc.) to cater for the increased volumes and special needs.

And they wonder why our PISA performance plummeted?

Yes, they do wonder. Ms McManus said the findings were “a huge shock”. I kid you not.

And soon, just like in the USA, we’ll be wrestling with the ‘educational achievement gap’. A.k.a. ‘can we find some other explanation for poor black performance other than the self-evident one that they’re thick?’ Most recent figures from the USA show “a stark achievement gap, with only 10 percent of black students proficient in science in the fourth grade, compared to 46 percent of whites. At the high school level, results were even more bleak, with 71 percent of black students scoring below the basic knowledge level, and just 4 percent proficient.”

And they continue to be surprised.

And I continue to insist that the coming economic collapse holds out promise. Will this kind of thing be tolerated indefinitely when the money runs out? Surely there will have to be a reaction?

Here’s hoping.


Martinus said...

At the risk of being repetitive by mentioning this, it is not just Ireland, but the entire western world that is currently going through this 'transformation'. I have a Spanish friend who regularly bemoans the state of her homeland. When I tell her to do something about it her response is invariably 'I don't want to get involved in politics, I'm not interested in that sort of thing'. Thats all well and good, but if you're not going to do anything about it, then shut the f@$£ up! Is what I should say, but when people want to take the a-political route, they must be prepared to take the consequences. Who was it that said, for evil to flourish all it takes is for good men to do nothing. Its good to voice ones opinions, but get involved if you want to see change. Unfortunately for us white South Africans, there is no such option. But for those of you that are still the demographic majority, make a stand! You would be shocked and at how many people feel just the same way we do. We need be joining in national debates and political parties.

SAVANT said...

That's why I run this blog Martinus. To make it as effective as possible, please link and publicise it any way you can.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you are wrong. These people offer their wonderful culture and it enrichs us. How do I know this? Because it is self evident to liberals just as Vincent Brown was guilty of sexism and haranguing Joan Burton because she said he did.

< sarcasm tag off >

Next thing there will be calls for more money to be spent on teachers to help those left behind as happened in ... ?

M Schwartz said...

Savant, this is one of the best posts I've read on _any_ blog for some time. In a more honest world this would be published as an Op-Ed in the Irish Times & other major newspapers.

You could probably get away with a letter to the editor on the subject which focussed on class sizes and english as a second language. You couldn't mention iq, but possibly a reference to "demographic changes and different cultural backgrounds" might be palatable enough.

I also find it cathartic to email people who make nonsensical statements like Ms McManus (ideally copying it to their colleagues and newspaper editors).

In this case I could only find the general email address for her position -

M Schwartz said...

***like not letting the hordes in at all.***

Is there any breakdown of the PISA results by ethnicity? Tino at Super Economy blogspot did an excellent analysis of the US results recently:

The amazing truth about PISA scores: USA beats Western Europe, ties with Asia.

Also, see Migrant results in Scandanavian countries

Californian said...

I'd point out we have seen several decades of liberal failure here in the USA insofar as domestic policy on the underclass has been an issue. The result of two generations of liberalism has been the gutting of America's inner cities, the collapse of the frontiers, and the expansion of every pathology liberalism was supposed to cure (crime, illiteracy, poverty, illegitimacy, etc.). You have to see liberalism as a form of mass delusion.

And soon, just like in the USA, we’ll be wrestling with the ‘educational achievement gap’. A.k.a. ‘can we find some other explanation for poor black performance other than the self-evident one that they’re thick?’

Don't worry. As soon as the scores come out, you will hear the liberal chorus blaming it all on racism. Or apartheid. Or something. The liberal propaganda machine performs with kneejerk regularity.

Liberals can not deal with the reality that disproves their ideology. So they have to blame their failure on something, anything, in order to justify their own policies as well as salaries, grants and junkets.

What is all the more amazing is that no matter what the proven track record is of liberal policy failure, liberals believe in liberalism all the more. Alas, they are dragging down the rest of civilization with them.

Henry IX said...

Brilliant post, Californian. Sums it all up perfectly. This should be emblazoned over the entrance to every public building in the West.

Lime Lite said...

Maybe this explains it....

Anonymous said...

Last week in the UK a former public schoolgirl got sent to jail for an attack on a gay guy who died.
Melanie Phillips of the Daily Mail got death threats from various people for not writing that gays are wonderful with their colourful parades and outrageous fashion sense and the fact that they can launch a witch-hunt on a whim and not have it questioned like, for example, someone questions why they have a bigger deal with a journalist writing that gays might be the new Mccarthyites and yet have no problem with one of their own being killed by a gang that included a public schoolgirl as all attacks on gays are homophobic such as Irish state television RTE running stories on the three gays guys being beaten up over the weekend which would up wasting time our time as the first guy was a Sunday Independent, allegedly an Irish newspaper, journalist who "attacked" another gay couple by not admiring one's choice in shoes and the next day the two perpretrators were attacked by the journalists friends in revenge!

Anonymous said...

Yes, gays have certainly successfully acquired victim status.

Anonymous said...

Great link Limelight. It made me so f*cking annoyed. All the reporting referred to lack of resources, lack of places bla bla bla. They avoided the bloody elephant in the room. Mass immigration of mud people. Jesus, I feel my head exploding!

H. Lone said...

Savant, even though I often disagree with you I admit your blog is thought-provoking. However, you have this habit of going completely over the top at times and undermining your position.

For example you refer to "Large numbers of mindless, unthinking, mumbo-jumbo-crazed Muslims"

Honestly, what kind of a statement is that? Are you saying that all Muslims are like that? Like the Somali who won the Young Scientist Of The Year prize recently?

Do youself a favour and pack up cheap shots and write responsible.

Anonymous said...

This is not the greatest post in the world no it is a tribute to Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton et al

The economy been gone since 2008, but the niggers got their checks.
They laid my pa off after 20 years, but the niggers got their checks.
Space program got no dough to run, but the niggers got their checks.
Money for science, for industry gone to fill a crack pipe cuz the niggers got their checks.
State pensions been cut for hard honest men, but the niggers got their checks.
At age 80, their futures are getting wrecked hmmmm...niggers got their checks.

Jack Quinn said...

Salvation lay not hand over hostages (your children) to the state. Forgo the recreational vehicle, the football season ticket,
the 2 weeks holiday at Brighton; the south of France; or Nantucket.

Get over the notion of "if I don't send my children to government schools, I'll be wasting all of the tax money I've paid"'s wasted anyway.

This problem is immediate and just cannot wait. Besides this blog, there are others that share Savant's insights:

How may I educate my children far from the insidious influence of government schools?:

First teach them the moral and educational basics yourself. Then:

The government schools are bloated, corrupt dinosaurs with 3 legs already in the tar pit. Do not feed your children to this dinosaur as its last meal.

Anonymous said...

In the apt video link provided by "Lime Lite", two black (Nigerian?) males talked about retrieving their children from the school at 1:45PM and one says "we do this every morning".

Clearly, this parental chore only demonstrates how much care and devotion he has to his benighted offspring. And, this daily sacrifice has to happen at the expense of his mid-day "job" of leaning against the walls of his state-funded housing complex.

Yes, just what Ireland requires... more backward Africans to hold up Ireland's crumbling infrastructure.

How Ireland has managed to continue without these people for the last thousand almost inconceivable.

RegThe Hedge said...

Martinus said..
I agree. I for one am definitely going to enter the fray. It will take a while because you need two things. Money and the ability to bring people with you (not insult/annoy anybody and appeal to their desires). The money is easiest to get. Political science is quite difficult. Difficult or not though, you cannot rely on anybody else to do what has to be done. You must do it yourself or shut up.

Anonymous said...

Savant,you may want to check out an article written some time ago by a recovering American liberal who taught at a predominantly black school-I think the article is called something like "What it's like to teach at a black school-I think the man's name is Charles Jackson.

Robert said...

wedding photos

Anonymous said...

Part of anons 'poem' says

Space program got no dough to run, but the niggers got their checks

NASA may not have gotten it's checks, but instead they got ragheads and blacks in to provide the 'diversity' they so badly need

Anonymous said...

well spoken Jack Quinn!

Anonymous said...

I recall, quite a few years ago in the early days of the internet, someone published a US fifth or sixth grade examination paper from the turn of the twentieth century.

Memory's a bit fuzzy now, but I think that it was a paper from one of the rural farming states, that had been gathering dust in a storeroom since about 1910.

The questions asked were ferocious and would have put the wind up a present-day university entrance student .... I seem to recall questions on advanced calculus as well as the building of levees, and comments on the French Revolution.

Ring any bells to any readers?

Uncle Nasty

Jack Quinn said...

Nearly spot on, Unc...Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum has this from an 8th grade test. No middle or junior high schools then. Grades 1 - 8 were elementary.

I doubt fewer than 1% of modern students could pass it...hell, they wouldn't even be able understand the instructions:

Also Winston Churchill was considered too stupid* to comprehend Greek and Latin, so he was mucked in with the slow learners; "consistently stuck in the lowest form" (class).

*...the future Nobel Prize winner for Literature back when it really meant something.

Anonymous said...

Whitey dun sell wolf ticked to inhabitants uf Okland.

Translated that means that thicko educationalists decided that the inhabitants of Oakland were doing badly in school because it was taught in "Whitey" English whereas the children there were speaking more poetic Ebionics stylee which came over from Africa with Anansie and Kwanzaa so they were taught in this garbage which would make them unemployable.

But Jesse Jackson don't mind because he and his creamy (White, rich and thick) friends will chant
"Hey Ho Hey Ho Western culture got to go" while picking up Ph.Ds in hating White europeans and believing fairy tales that Africans invented the traffic light and whatever nonsense that gets taught in Black History month which arrives in under an hour and a half for me.

Anonymous said...

Have not found the old exam paper but I will keep trying. In the meantime everyone else who posted here can find worthwhile Black inventions for Black History month.

SAVANT said...

Anon 18:47

I already wrote about this. "What it's like to teach black students"

Anonymous said...

What would it be to teach black students as distinct from "gangsta" aprentices?

Californian said...

Brilliant post, Californian. Sums it all up perfectly. This should be emblazoned over the entrance to every public building in the West.


Anonymous said...

What is Black Fictional Heroes Month?

You knew it coming. Last year for Black History Month we brought you Black Fictional Heroes, an ode to the monumental roles Black people have had in Hollywood that have helped create positive images in the minds of movie goers, television viewers and those who consume vast amounts of popular culture.

A highly recommended site - SBPDL - that has always-interesting comment on BRA ... Black Run America.

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

What is Black Fictional Heroes Month?

It's the same as Black History Month! All the so-called achievements are fictional!!

Anonymous said...

why is black history month "celebrated" in the shortest month of the year? Here is a little joke to commemorate black history month-What word starts with "N" ends with "R" and is something you don't want to call a black person??Answer-neighbor

Anonymous said...

Black History Month became a farce(?) when it was revealed that the black inventions (Traffic lights, aircraft, etc) were not invented by Blacks but were fictional historical achievements by those who hate Dead White European Males

kulak said...

U.S. State #1 in "achievement gap": Wisconsin

Varsity, Varsity
U-rah-rah Wisconsin!
Praise to thee we sing
Praise to thee our alma mater
U-rah-rah, Wi-i-i-sco-on-sin!

Go Badgers.

Liz said...

Not that I disagree with the overall thrust of what happens when you let in low IQ immigrants, but do we really have enough of them now to affect the overall scores? The Irish idea of a high minority area tends to be in the region of 5% coloured.

Clogheen said...

Liz - the proportion of blacks in Ireland is very hard to determine. We can confidently assume that the offical figures are totally unreliable. My own view is that if you set yourself down in any city or large town and count the ratio of blacks that come along it'd be in the region of at least 5%. and of course tey reproduce at rates way ahead of the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite stoies.
Stan O'Neal was warned of sub prime difficulties and what did he do?
He sacked the guy thta warned him and took his bonus based on false figures.
When the going got tough what did he do?
He went golfing.
Why does he get a free ride in the press?
Could it be anything to do with his being an Alabaman who could not join the Klan?

kulak said...


but do we really have enough of them now to affect the overall scores? The Irish idea of a high minority area tends to be in the region of 5% coloured.

That's how it creeps up on you.

You have to look at the relevant age cohorts.

People without kids don't notice that they don't have kids.

When a modern secular judaized dumbass excuse for a white person by some miracle accidently manages to spawn a child, THEN she notices all the little niglets running around.

Send her ONLY child to school with them?

THAT's different.

Anonymous said...

A message to liberals: Be careful what you wish for ...

A quote from the above site ... which I should mention is going on for six years old. Have matters improved? I think not.

The table does not give statistics for Hispanic victims and offenders. But the bottom line on interracial white/black and black/white rape is clear:

In the United States in 2005, 37,460 white females were sexually assaulted or raped by a black man, while between zero and ten black women were sexually assaulted or raped by a white man.

What this means is that every day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man.

The Department of Justice statistics refer, of course, to verified reports. According to the Wikipedia article on rape, as many as half of all rape charges nationally are determined by police and prosecutors to be false ...

Citizens of Waco ... where are you now that we really need you?

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

"Frankly, we need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism," the prime minister will say.
"Let's properly judge these organisations: Do they believe in universal human rights - including for women and people of other faiths? Do they believe in equality of all before the law? Do they believe in democracy and the right of people to elect their own government? Do they encourage integration or separatism?"

David Cameron featuring in a thread on multiculturalim's failure which it was designed to do by the Frankfurt School.

Anonymous said...

Are we coming up to an anniversary in the Selena Roberts Duke University false rape claims?
What should have triggered off suspicions that the case was bogus? (Uncle Nasty has answered this here question elsewhere)
Why is the media not only protecting one of their own who made false accusations against someone but promoting her by sacking "African-American" sports reporter to make way for her?
Is the MSM a pack of spineless idiots?

fisticfury said...

The collapse in Ireland's educational standards will be the worst thing that ever happened to us. Unlike Savant, I believe the economic problems will just mean a general further deterioration. Cultural enrichers will be the last to feel the pain. You may laugh, but the time will come when the era of the Christian Brothers will look good.

Euroserf said...

"Is the MSM a pack of spineless idiots?"

In a word, yes.

Anonymous said...

Last night Rehman Chishti, the Conservative Muslim MP for Gillingham, accused Baroness Warsi of damaging race relations. The Tory Chairman had said that anti-Islamic bigotry was rife in Britain but Mr Chishti said: ‘I dissociate myself from her comments. I’ve never experienced prejudice.’

Read more:

A major row over Islamic extremism erupted last night after Labour accused David Cameron of being a far-Right ‘propagandist’.

Sadiq Khan made the incendiary remark in response to an outspoken speech by the Prime Minister attacking ‘state multiculturalism’, calling for a stronger British identity and signalling a crackdown on Muslim groups.

Mr Khan*, the Shadow Justice Secretary, infuriated Downing Street by claiming that Mr Cameron was ‘writing propaganda for the English Defence League’. The EDL is an anti-Islamist street protest movement that numbers BNP supporters among its members.

*KHHHAAAANNNNN was the villain in one of the Star Trek movies.

joelgp said...

This bitch 'Baroness' Warsi complains about anti-Mulsim discrimination. Fact is, were she white and Christian, i.e. a normal Englsih person, she'd be serving at the checkout desk in Tesco.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what the Liebore equivalent of Baroness Warsi would be?

Anonymous said...

Did Rotimi Adebari lie about his past?

Question posed elsewhere and threads on this man A FORMER asylum seeker running as a candidate in the general election has denied allegations he lied about his past in an effort to stay in Ireland, a la Pamela I., he fled his home country to come to Ireland in 2000 after coming under pressure from relatives over his conversion from Islam to Christianity.

And just like 3.14159265 appears not to have arrived here as first safe area where applications of ayslum are to be made. Nigeria, via Paris,

However, several London Underground workers claim he actually worked as a train driver in the English capital in the late 1990s before moving to Ireland , the politician had been a train operator working out of the Queens Park depot on the Bakerloo tube line.

He did a masters degree in intercultural studies in DCU and set up a firm called Optimum Point Consultancy.

No accounts have ever been filed for the firm.

"As you are well aware, Ireland is not a country that easily gives citizenship," he said.

He might enrich the culture of Laois but what about the rest of the country?

SAVANT said...

anon 6.01. This Roitimi guy is a complete fraud and has been fully exposed. To no effect, a dead silence from the MSM as you'dexpect. I've written a number of posts on this chancer, you can find them by entering his name on the search facility.

Anonymous said...

A brain donor wrote

If you can dig any real evidence up of rotimi's past go ahead. I encourage anyone who has this apparent picture of him working in London to post a link to it.
no one seems to have any evidence of wrong-doing on Rotimi's part. this country is lucky to have him. And in truth im suprised half this thread arent already politicans for dodging the real issues and actual questions.

The real issue and actual question is how much our culture is enriched by this guy being here not filing any tax returns for his company and if he is here legally.

And if such a picture turns up I am sure said brain donor will point out that he was not working but taking money off whitey for doing nothing!

SAVANT said...

Not sure if you read my earlier posts, but I mentioned a guy called Paddy Clark who worked with him on London Underground. He provided copious details to support his claim. Needless to say no investigation followed.

Anonymous said...

"Not sure if you read my earlier posts, but I mentioned a guy called Paddy Clark who worked with him on London Underground. He provided copious details to support his claim. Needless to say no investigation followed."

Liebrals have decided that Paddy Clarke worked with a different guy with exactly the same name. Some coincidence which explains the copious details in the Liebral investigation that followed. Or was invented?(Ha Ha Ha)

Anonymous said...

"I have received several war(n)ings sic for making allegations against Rotimi Adebari that I would stand by in a court of law and that several other people would also."

"It is NOT discrimination to un mask a cheat, thief and Liar"

"Yeah, excellent for attaching your gob to the tit of public funding, especially if one is african and thereby immune to criticism from fkwits like your good self."

This is the newbie muppet that supports the cu()tural elricher (Nod at BBC's Sandi Toksvig)

"To those who are unaware in this thread. Im an 19, so no, he did not get me tax payers money.
I met rotimi when I was 13 and he was giving a class in a summercamp about multicultural Ireland. Since then he has often come to my youth group to speak to the members - something no other politican seems to care about. By 15 he gave me the oppurtunity to exhibit in a international exhibition-Voices Across Cultures- in county Laois, He also gave me unoffical power to curate, despite my age. At 17 he opened my first exhibition in Abbeyleix. That Winter he also gave me the oppurtunity to work at the Fusion Festival teaching art classes. What other politican do you know which has given someone these oppurtunities so young with no motivation other than to encourage their skills. He has not asked for anything back, and he has not expected anything. Rotimi works with, and listens to the youth more than anyone I know and does so because he belives in them as opposed to personal gain. the majority of the youth he helps cannot even vote yet or are unregistered and his work with the youth is not widely publicized.

I would appreciate if I did not come under personal attack just because I have real information on the candidate I support."

So Liebrals with info supporting
a candidate cannot be subject to personal attack but those with information against can. Does anyone have access to the Laois Nationalist article or allegations?

SAVANT said...

This latest comment is interesting. So a nameless guy comes on and says what a wonderful guy Rotimi is. Mmmm...... I'm sure it's all perfectly genuine. Not a chance that one of Rotimi's children, or Rotimi himself, posted it.

And yes, a good point you make. The rest of us are beligerantly told to defend our claims, but he gets in his pre-emptive get-out clause.

I'd love to know what's going down on this guy at local level. Nothing on the lcoal Laoise rag, I'm afarid.

Anonymous said...

Laois rag is re-arranging the archives so no mention of anything about Rotimi Adebari.

Now let's go back to my earlier question. When you were eventually announced as the winner how did you feel?

I was in the counting centre all by myself. All other Candidates were there with their families. Each time it was announced that, say candidate A, had been elected the supporters and family would lift the person up. It was a big celebration. And when it was announced that I had been elected everybody ran towards me. There were the local Irish people, and they all lifted me high. It was a feeling that I will never, never forget. And a lesson as well: if I happen to stand in the future elections I know I am not going to be there alone. I will go with my family and some of my friends. Ya wha'?

red&white said...

An elected politician and a Nigerian? And you say this guy could be lying??

Anonymous said...

There's a big discussion on on Rotimi. He's getting a right going-over.

Anonymous said...

Cultural enrichment.

"History repeats itself first as tragedy then as farce"

Well known Dublin hospital sends a doctor out to patient who cannot go in.
Fails to arrive.
Patients fault for living in Ballyfermot or Blanchardstown rather than Blacrock.
Patient called a liar when complaining about non arrival of doctor.

Well known Dublin hospital sends a doctor out to patient who cannot go in.
Fails to arrive.
Patients fault for living on road with same name as a road in Rathgar while living on road with same name elsewhere.

Complaints at "unprofessionalism" of doctor rejected as racist because doctors who could not find their way around Dublin were Indian.

How come nobody was interested? I mean it is not as if it was might not have been a matter of life and death.

clovis said...

Uf he's non-white you're racist if you complain. Simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Trevor Philips loses a case against the BNP. Is this the same guy who threw a strop because a policeman would not let a drunk black man into a cricket match and this black man threw a hissy fit because he was treated exactly the same way as whitey would be and he wanted superior treatment dues to his african origins and who took his A levels in Guyana to get down wid hiz kind?

Anonymous said...

Out of Africa?

Teonna Brown who was defended by liberals(?) because the victim had not fully gone through the transgender process was let off by an idiot judge for an attack in the same restaraunt the year before.

Remind you of Crystal Mangum?

(Came across these through the chimp fight at Alabama (Oh Alabama! You got the rest of the union to help you along) State University.)

Anonymous said...

She's big, black, smokes and likes chicken burgers': The ONLY four things sham marriage husband could tell police about his wife-to-be

Read more:

Jailed: Carina Merselina, right, was offered £3,000 to go ahead with the sham marriage with illegal immigrant Mojeed Bello, right

Our jails can be enriched but not our society? Shame on you sickos at the Crown Prosecution Servuice.

Yours sincerely,

A Gurdiaan Idiot

SAVANT said...

Always good to hear from a recovering Gruaniad reader

Anonymous said...

Typical examp[le of the detroitation of an area

Rambles on a bit y'kno wad im sayin' but then you get to the part where he attacks an automobile because he knows he can get away with it.

I, fgor one, welcome our athletically superior overlords.

Clogheen said...

Our education system is going down more rapidly. Special Needs assistants, the only ones keeping the young coons even partly civilised, are being withdrawn in large numbers.

Anonymous said...

Do you work in the system Clogheen?

Anonymous said...

that was one group there are good and bad in every race,nationality,culture etc.. but who are you to judge them all as the same .nowadays there are members of the traveller community working in sawt after positions there are solicitors,garda,nurses,doctors and firefighters you say travellers are animals an dont deserve respect if something were to happen to you or a family member and one of those saved your life or your loved ones live would you be any less gratful to them because they have a traveller background ? i know i wouldnt be. there is only one race and that is the human race we may have our variable cultures but in the end we all bleed the same colour blood and truth be told the only true judge in this life is god .

any travellers that have nice cars or vans got up off there arses and worked for it the traveller men are travelling as far as america and austrailia in search of work often leaving there young families behind for months at a time just so they can give them a better life i say fair play to them and yea some are on the dole but not nearly as many as the settled community are you really that behind in times that you thing there isnt a large percentage of the traveller community in the work force some have achieved as high as becoming solicitors ,teachers,garda,doctors etc.. so dont think because you see travellers in the papers from time to time that the majority doesn't play by the rules of our so called "society"

try not guessing its going to get you no where. and actually travellers get targeted by inspectors alot quicker than you or i because of their locations their homes are much more in the public that mine or yours as a result of that they are more frequently targeted you are so quick to judge and complain if you just got on with your our live and didnt ridicule everyone life would properly seem better for you then again properly not .

An example of the decline in education.

SAVANT said...

@anon 20.18. I know there are hard-working and honest travellers. Same goes for Nigerians. Fact is though that dishonesty, welfare fraud, violence and other forms of social breakdown apply at rates overwhelmingly higher with those groups than they do in the white settled community.

dave said...

Things are changing for sure. I work in the 'system' if you can call it that. They're not allowing these people in anymore like they used to. But it's a bit too late.

Anonymous said...

I see where the IQs of European countries have been going down over the last few decades. (Some French magazine.) I blame the Internet. Which we have been importing from africa over this time scale.

Corkonian said...

Savant, you say 'Will this kind of thing be tolerated indefinitely when the money runs out? Surely there will have to be a reaction?'

Well, that's well over a year ago and I haven't seen anything. Blame anyone, anything except the real cause.

Anonymous said...

A university is considering ending the sale of alcohol on campus due to concerns from Muslim students.

London Metropolitan University could take action because a ‘high percentage’ of its students thought drinking was ‘immoral’, according to its vice chancellor.

Professor Malcolm Gillies raised the prospect of an alcohol-free campus after gauging the changing values from the influx of new students.

Read more: Ever been in a uni bar with an idiot calling for that bar to be closed
so the uni could be more acceptable to muslims? This is coming to Ireland

Why not close down Gender Studies as the bullshit numbers that are invented in it insult the dudes what introduced the zero to our system making correct calculation easier than using Roman numerals?

dave said...

An alcahol-free campus just to suit Muslims? Things get crazier by the day. It's the old story, an inch at a time. Keep extending dar al Islam bit by bit until total control is achieved.

Anonymous said...

Too right dave if Muslims such as Rhea Page's attackers cannot use it properly they should avoid it and not rely on prohibition to save them from themselves.

Anonymous said...

A discussion on whether the world would be better off with one world language degenerates into an argument whether English or Mandarin would be better off as the second language which we would all move to and I laugh at these morons who say English should be that language as quite clearly it would be better if people from other countries emigrating to the UK would use Mandarin as it would enable them to fit in better being able to communicate with the native population.

Anonymous said...

I feel that a society that can afford to spend millions in education dollars to produce end products such as these is either frivolously decadent or very very humanitarian in a way the world has never seen before.

And, actually, how does one know that I am not a black woman who HAS delivered with a midwife, at home, in the company of my partner? I do not need a million dollar PHD dissertation to tell me how to push black-ly, and that my doula is really a secret racist.

Lastly, surely you are not comparing the studies of business and anthropology with that of black studies? In my mind, there is no comparison. Surely you must know that one is more rigorous and important than the other? Even I can recognize this.

If one wants to study slavery in America, there is the history faculty. If one wants to study the civil rights movement, again the history faculty covers it. If one wants to study contemporary blacks in politics, there is the political science faculty. If one wants to study black authors and poets, there is the English faculty.

Is there a part of Black Studies that is not or can not be covered in another faculty?

A New Generation of Black-Studies Ph.D.'s

By Stacey Patton

These Ph.D. students are among the first cohort of Northwestern University's doctoral program in black studies.

Chronicle of Higher EducationZinga A. Fraser, 35

Dissertation title: "Catalysts for Change: A Comparative Study of Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan"

Ms. Fraser was born into activism. Her grandfather was a Garveyite.

You’ll have to forgive the lateness but I just got around to reading The Chronicle’s recent piece on the young guns of black studies. If ever there were a case for eliminating the discipline, the sidebar explaining some of the dissertations being offered by the best and the brightest of black-studies graduate students has made it. What a collection of left-wing victimization claptrap. The best that can be said of these topics is that they’re so irrelevant no one will ever look at them.

Michelle LaVaughan Robinson showed the value of black studies in her dissertation.

Anonymous said...

A woman has branded her daughter's school as racist after she was sent a letter in Hindi - despite the fact she speaks English.

Mother-of-three Raheela Ahmed insists the only reason she was sent the letter was because of her Asian name.

She said: 'I have been really offended. It is just insulting to send me a letter in another language.

School sends mother letter in Hindi as she has a Asian(?) name

Good for her for standing up to the school. How stupid is it senmding children to an English speaking schooland allowing the parents speak alll osrts of non English languages?

Anonymous said...

We (the various races) do not belong together. Period. I marched in Civil Rights marches in the late 60's. If I knew then what I know now I would have been on the other side. I am a former teacher, and integrating blacks with whites was when our scores began to tank. You have to teach to the 'lowest common denominator.' It doesn't work, it never will. The races do better when they all hand together separately. Each go their own way. I have taught, worked with and for blacks, and I am here to tell you THEY HATE YOUR WHITE GUTS. Yes, there is always 1 or 2 that are very, very nice, but when push comes to shove, honey, you are on your own. We need to separate ourselves from this black plague and restore the intelligence and superiority of our country.

SAVANT said...

anon 6.56. My experience has been broadly similar to yours. And yes, it dawned on me too that blacks really hate us. It always comes out at some stage. This applies in Africa as well, by the way.

One strange thing I noticed was that it seemed those you helped the most were most resentful.

Ah well..........

Anonymous said...

TB becoming a problem again in schools (Or is it prisons?) again and the source would be ? Any ideas?

SAVANT said...

anon 4.56. Yes, TB is coming back but its source is a closely-guarded secret. I heard an interview recently with some medico on the resurgent TB problem and it bordered on comical the way they skirted around the cause. Poetic justice if any of their children contracted the disease from an enricher, wouldn't it?

Anonymous said...


I would agree, but I think you're analysis goes beyond sports. We constantly build up girls at the expense of boys. Take your daughter to work day. We need more women in IT. The constant pressure for boys to not act like boys. How many colleges send the message that every man is a potential rapist? Men are constantly demonized as being the root cause for woman not advancing or causing issues for women.

All this really kills the attitude boys and men have. When look at younger people, it looks to me like men have just checked out. I hate to say it, but I see it mostly in white and black American men. Society has marginalized fatherhood, and marginalized the contribution of men.

As one Saturday Night Live skit put it, "Women good, men bad."

I doubt this trying to make monkeys into people is going to work well either.