Marriage and religion are both dying among the white working class. Simultaneously, both institutions are relatively robust—especially marriage—among the white upper classes. Social classes which 50 years ago dealt with each other on reasonably civilized terms, have become completely alienated from one another, and have little to do with one another. (The well-to-do whites eliminated working-class whites from their lives, and replaced them with illegal aliens, a topic that Murray apparently avoided, like the plague.)
Roger is the most brilliant critic of the feminist project to destroy marriage, and turn sexual relations into a state of perpetual war, and not in the sense of the once-humorous phrase, “the battle of the sexes.” While he is eminently readable, he is, however, the hardest important contemporary writer I know of, to quote. He does not cooperate by providing the reader with sound-bites. He can, however be summarized, though I will do so using less elegant language than he did:
‘Charles Murray sees the decline in white, working-class marriages as being due to men being derelict in their duties. The truth, however, is that feminism robbed men of their previous status, while expecting them to fulfill their duties, while it gave women a condition of license. As a result, there was no good reason for working-class men to continue to act as their fathers had. Such behavior would merely result in their paying mercenary ex-wives who divorced them, and stole their children.
‘Working-class white men had always been expected to be selfless; feminism demanded a continuation of same, while demanding that women be granted license to be completely selfish.’
The author begins with a description of American life on the eve of the Kennedy assassination…
Only three and one-half percent of American families were headed by a divorced parent. In many neighborhoods, houses were left unlocked and children could go about unsupervised.
But American women had “much to be outraged about,” the author tells us, such as being expected to marry and have children! If Murray gets portrayed as a ‘hard-rightist,’ it is only because presenting data honestly is now all such a designation requires or implies.
College education occupies young people during their prime mate-seeking years. Combine this fact with the cognitive sorting now performed by the college admissions process and you get intellectual homogamy: people marrying those with similar cognitive ability. This level of ability tends rather strongly to get passed on to their offspring. Most children within the cognitive elite have parents with an average IQ of 117 or more. Only about 14 percent of them are produced by parents from the bottom half of the distribution.
So while the brilliant son of a plumber from Podunk will still occasionally break into the Ivy League, there will never be enough others like him to determine the character of those schools. Most of his classmates will come from affluent families, and a disproportionate number from the new upper class itself. American meritocracy has ended up producing something like a hereditary upper class….
The number of children born to white, unwed mothers has skyrocketed from three percent in 1960 to nearly thirty percent today. For mothers without a high school diploma, the figure is now around sixty percent. Many of these mothers are teenagers, and their children often end up being raised by the grandparents. Yet among mothers with a college degree, the proportion of unmarried births has yet to rise above three percent.
There are two main ways to approach Murray: In terms of race, and of sex. Devlin approaches him, based on the latter factor. It remains for someone to review him, based on his handling of the race question.
Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood revealed that he has already decided the locales from which juries will be selected to retry the defendants in what the WEJB/NSU has called the Knoxville Horror.
“It’s obvious I don’t want to disclose those locales,” Blackwood said. He did not want to stir up pretrial publicity in those locations.
Does this mean Nashville juries won’t be used this time?
Davidson is also being tried for robbing a Pizza Hut in Knoxville. This took place the day after the torture-murders. That trial is set for April 18. The retrials in the Knoxville Horror begin in June, with Davidson first up.
A jury outside Knoxville will be brought in for the Pizza Hut robbery also.
Saturday Night in Chicago: 8 Shot, 2 Dead, in 7.3 Hours, as Crime Continues Its Merciless Slide By Nicholas Stix
3400 N Monticello Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
1400 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA 1675 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA 2200 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA 5200 W Quincy St, Chicago, IL 60644, USA 1500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60623, USA
One person was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout outside a North Side nightclub early this morning, one of a group of overnight shootings in Chicago that left two people dead and six wounded.
The shooting outside the Krush nightclub, 1675 N. Elston Ave., happened about 3:00 a.m., police said. It's not clear what prompted the shooting, though police are investigating whether it may have followed a dispute inside the club.
A 25-year-old man was sitting in the driver seat of a car with one or two other people when someone walked up and started shooting, authorities said. He was identified at [sic] Asif Memon of the 4800 block of North Winthrop Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office. Memon was pronounced dead at 3:28 a.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, he said.
A second person was shot five times, authorities said, but it's not known if he was in the car or standing nearby. His age wasn't available but he's in critical condition at Illinois Masonic.
Another man in the car when the shooting started got out and chased the shooter toward the intersection of Elston Avenue and Wabansia Avenue, where the two exchanged gunfire, police said. Neither was hit in the gunfire, and they both fled the scene.
No one answered on the club's telephone number.
Saturday night, a 17-year-old boy died after being shot about 8 p.m. on the 3400 block of Monticello Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood.Police responded to a shots fired call on Monticello and learned the boy had been dropped off at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, where he died, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
A dark-colored car left after leaving the boy at the hospital, police said.
Additional circumstances surrounding that shooting weren't available. The victim lived two blocks from the shooting.
About 3:20 a.m. this morning, a man was shot on the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. His age and condition weren't immediately available, police said. He was shot in the thumb and taken to an unidentified area hospital.
One man, 27, was shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood about 2 a.m. while he was standing on the street in the 1500 block of South Pulaski Road, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. It’s unclear what prompted the shooting.
About 10 minutes before that, a 24-year-old man was sitting on steps on the 5200 block of West Quincy Street in the South Austin neighborhood when someone inside a light-colored passing sedan opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the neck and taken to Mount Sinai hospital in serious condition.
Two others were shot about 10 p.m. Saturday night on the 1400 block of East 67th Street, on the south end of the Woodlawn neighborhood. Police said someone wearing a ski mask was waiting outside a store and opened fire when the two emerged from inside.
A 21-year-old man, shot in the right side and right leg, is in serious condition, and a second man, 33, was shot in both thighs and is in stable condition. Both are at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The two weren't robbed, police said.
Calumet, Harrison and Grand Central area detectives are investigating the shootings, and don't have anybody in custody.