Curiosity—not a black thing

Karl D. writes:

You have had a couple of posts about the number of blacks at the Olympics and the worship of black athletes. The one-ton rover Curiosity just successfully touched down on Mars after a very complicated entry and landing. Here are a couple of photos of NASA’s jubilant Olympic team of the brain.




James P. writes:

How long until we see press criticism of the NASA control room lacking diversity?

LA replies:

That’s the problem. As soon as any organization becomes very successful and prominent (the Navy SEALs, NASA, heck, even America itself), its whiteness also becomes manifest, which then leads to demands for “diversity,” which must undo the very things that led to the success. It’s the same old story endlessly repeated. Liberalism/leftism produces nothing, but takes for granted the things that have been produced (or actively condemns the producers, as Obama has done with his “you didn’t build that” speech), and demands that they be distributed equally.

James N. writes:

Shockingly undiverse.

When Paul Kersey says, “We could have been on Mars by now,” he isn’t talking about robots.

Ray G. writes:

Subject: Been there, done that

LA—Don’t get me wrong, I applaud the Curiosity mission to Mars but too many people in the media act like this is brand new. NASA landed the Viking probes on Mars in the summer of 1976.

LA replies:

True, true. But our culture must remain in constant mode of orchestrated Whitmanesque self-celebration, even as it lashes itself and wills its own death. I think I’ve explained before how those two impulses co-exist.

Ken Hechtman writes:

James P. wrote:

How long until we see press criticism of the NASA control room lacking diversity?

As long as Bobak Ferdowsi is the flight director, I wouldn’t worry about it.

LA replies:

Thank you, liberals/leftists, for turning our society into a society of freaks, a society where freakdom is normal. You must be very pleased with yourselves at your great achievement.

August 7

Edward F. writes:

Blacks are curious people, too. Just consider the following example of black scientific curiosity in the once-functioning country of South Africa:

Following a spate of deaths from lightning in the province of Natal, Nomsa Dube of the Provincial Executive Council promptly called on the National Department of Science and Technology to investigate what causes lightning:

We will do an investigation and talk to the department of science and technology on what is the cause of the lightning, and if it only happened to the previously disadvantaged, as I have never seen any white people being struck by lightning.

(“A Great South African & A Horrible South Africa,” Hannes Wessels, TakiMag)

LA replies:

It’s funny, but it’s true. The only intellectual subject blacks are interested in is how whites are oppressing them.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 06, 2012 09:15 AM | Send

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