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Stuyvesant High Versus China Rail
It is Time to Stop CelebratingInadequacy

史岱文森高中 VS 中国铁路
是时候停止为缺陷而狂欢了。



China has an upcoming maglev train that will run at373 miles an hour. By comparison, the United States increasingly looks like acountry from an earlier age. Pop Quiz: Was this train engineered (a) by heartwarming,puzzled, oppressed, suffering, agonized minorities who ought to be makingpizzas, or (b) by the brightest people China could find regardless sex, color,or “adversity quotient”? (If you choose (a) you are probably a Democrat.)

中国即将推出的磁悬浮列车,将以373英里的时速飞驰。相比之下,美国越发像一个老年国度。问题来了:这列火车到底是由温情、困惑、受压迫、痛苦地制作PIZZA饼的少数族裔设计的,还是由中国能找到的最聪明的人设计的呢?无论性别、无论肤色、高逆商(逆境商数,它是指人们面对逆境时的反应方式,即面对挫折、摆脱困境和超越困难的能力)?

Diversity over Quality
Perhapsit is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’slargest voting bloc. They are hugely influential, having agendas, lobbies, anddemands. They work tirelessly to put the cognitively undetectable intopositions of power. Usually they succeed. They are the enemies of reason, thesciences, mathematics, schooling, high culture, thought, and recognizablegrammar.

多样性是否比质量来得重要?
或许是时候将愚蠢之人看成是一个民族了。他们是这个国家最大的投票集团,他们影响力巨大,他们有议程、有游说团体、有强烈需求。他们孜孜不倦的工作着,将认知无法察觉的事物置于权利之中,通常他们会成功,他们是理性、科学、数学、教育、文化素养、思想以及正确语法的敌人。

Forexample, New Yorkdebates eliminating the entrance test for the city’s elite high schools–e.g.,Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant, and Brooklyn Tech. Mayor De Blasio,presumably preferring reelection to sanity, backs the idea. He knows the stupidcan’t solve a quadratic, but they can pull a voting handle, at least with preparatorytraining.

例如,纽约正考虑取消该市顶尖高中的入学考试,比如布朗克斯科技高中、史岱文森高中以及布鲁克林技术高中。而市长De Blasio竟然是支持这一想法的,他可能更倾向于连任而不是保持理智健全。他也知道蠢材是不会解二次方程式的,但是在预先培训这些蠢货的情况下,他们至少可以拉到选票。

Theproblem, see, is that the test sexts only the incandescently bright, which ofcourse is why it exists. This offends the stupid. Now it seems that the schoolsneed really dim students, specifically HPOCs–heartwarming people of color–whocan’t do the work. The idea is to make the schools Look Like America. Which itwould, Which should be avoided at all costs.

问题在于,这项测试只会挑选脑子灵光的人,这也是理所当然的。然而这项测试却冒犯了蠢材。现在看来,学校需要的是庸才,特别是那些不能胜任的学业、却又“暖心”的有色人种。这种想法让学校也开始变得有点美国化了,我们应该不惜一切代价来避免这种状况。

Somebodyshould tell New York that elite schools are not playpens for the synapticallychallenged–to put it plainly, the stupid. “Stupid” is what exists whenintellectual reach exceed intellectual grasp.

人们应该告诉纽约:精英学校并不是那些大脑不灵光之人的游乐场 -- 或者我说得更直白点吧,没错,说的就是那些愚蠢的学生,“愚蠢”是指智力已经不受智商掌控了。

DeBlasio wants entrance to depend more on factors such as “attendance, GPA,ethnicity, personal recommendation, and geographical locations,” none of whichhas much to do with academic capacity.

De Blasio市长希望入学标准更多的取决于“入学率、GPA成绩、种族、个人推荐以及地理位置”等因素,而这些因素都与学术水平毫无关系。

Actually,someone did try to inform the assembled pusillanimous asses. “But when a12-year-old, Asian-American middle school girl spoke in favor of retaining the test—asking “If Iwork hard, shouldn’t I have a higher advantage than those who are just beinglazy”—the senators were alx to potentially racially insensitive language.”

事实上,已经有人试图将这种想法告知于那些成群结队胆小鬼渣滓了。但当一个12岁的亚裔美国女孩发言赞成保留入学测试、并问到:“如果我努力学习,我不应该比那些懒人有很多的优势么?”时,那些参议院却说女孩的发言涉及种族敏感,应当保持警惕?



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TheAsian child of course has an excellent point. Since she was chosen to speak tothe assembled lickspittles, she presumably is radiantly bright and hopes tomake the cut. Why indeed should she, smart, studious, potentially useful tosociety, be booted in favor of HPOC with his pants dragging around his ankles,just above his IQ? Why deliberately excludethe superior student, because sheis superior?

这个亚洲女孩的观点真的很棒,她被挑选上台发言,她所面对的是一群低三下四的献媚者,她大概光彩夺目,并希望自己能成功吧。她真的很聪明、勤奋好学、对社会有潜在的帮助,为什么她要去支持那群裤子拖到脚踝上、智商还没有脚踝高的差生?为什么要故意排斥优等生,难道仅仅因为她更优秀么?

Ifthe new admission standards favored by official cretins are accepted, says astudy, the Asian percentage will fall from 61% to 31% and the black andHispanic rise to 46%, which would destroy the schools–the intention, I suspect.There exists not the slightest chance of finding so many qualified minorities.If they existed, it would not be necessary to lower standards to recruit them.

一项研究表明,如果新的录取标准被正式启用,亚裔学子的录取率将从61%骤降到31%,黑人和西班牙裔的录取率将上升到46%,而这将毁了这些顶级学校。我真是怀疑他们是何种意图。因为要找到合格的少数族裔学生几乎没有任何可能性,如果存在可能性的话,也没有必要降低录取标准了是吧?



Anybodywith the brains of a goddam learning-disabled turnip knows what will happen.The HPOCs will fall to the bottom like anvils. One imagines this:

就算是一个存在学习障碍的榆木脑袋也知道会发生什么吧,这些庸才会想铁球一样跌入地底,我们可以想象一下:

Teacher:“Chin Ping, given a composite function f(g(x)), the first derivative d/dxf(g(x)) is f'(g(x))⋅g'(x).”

(精英高中的)老师:“Chin Ping我问你,已知复合函数f(g(x)),一阶导数d/dx f(g(x))是f'(g(x))⋅g'(x).”

Then:“Deewan, if Daddy Beaver has three sticks, and Momma Beaver has one stick, andLittle Bitty Baby Beaver has two sticks, how many sticks….?”

(二笔高中的)老师:“Deewan你站起来,我问你,如果海狸爸爸有3根棍子,海狸妈妈又1根棍子,小海狸宝宝Beaver有两根棍子,总共有多少根棍子…”

Yes,this is cruel and exaggerated. It is also assured. The Affirmative ActionEffect effect has been many times demonstrated. It is demonstrated every day inwhat were once universities.

是的,这种对比太残忍也太夸张了。但却是必将发生的事。“肯定性行动”(肯定性行动(Affirmative action)是20世纪60年代由美国联邦政府推行的,旨在消除与补救过去在就业、教育等领域对少数族裔及妇女等群体歧视的一系列政策与行动)效应已被多次证明、每天都在曾经能称得上大学的地方呈现着。



Thereis much to be said for knowing one’s place, one’s limitations. For example, Iam smart enough to be a mid-rank journalist specializing in sedition, slander,and distortion. I am not smart enough for a doctoral program in astrophysics atMIT. This was doubtless an oversight by God, but there it is. I accept it, so Idon’t try to push my way into MIT by political pressure. Consequently I do nothave to sit in a classroom of the mathematically brilliant and feel like aidiot. I can do that in the privacy of my living room.

人贵有自知之明,要知道自己的位置和局限性。比如,我可能是足够聪明能成为一名中层记者,专门煽动、毁谤和歪曲,但是要进入麻省理工攻读天体物理学博士学位,我的聪明劲就不够了。这可能是上帝有所疏忽,但这种情况的确存在啊,所以我只能接受这个,所以我不想因为政治压力而强行进入麻省理工学院。因此,我不用坐在一个充满数学天才的教室里、觉得自己像个白痴。

Thesin of stupidity does not lie in low ability, for which no one is responsible,but in trying to hamstring the able and outlaw superiority. Which, as acountry, we are busily doing.

愚蠢的罪行不是在于能力低下,对于能力低下这件事,没人需要为此负责。
而是在于妨碍他人的能力,剥夺他人的优越性。而作为一个国家,美国正在忙于干这种事。

NewsFlash: Harvard biology students say that the phrase “whitecorpuscles” is racist, and demand that it be changed to “indigenous peoplescorpuscles.” The head of the Ethnic Studies department said he welcomed themove, and would appoint a committee of students to find out how to spell it.

新闻快讯:哈佛生物系的学生表示,“白血球”这个词有种族主义之嫌,并要求将其改为“土著人血球”。种族研究系负责人则表示,他们欢迎这一举动,并将任命一个由学生组成的委员会来研究如何拼写这个词。