Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy July 4 to Indian Americans!


My blog sometimes comes off as cynical towards the United States, but overall, it’s still a pretty great country.  In honor of July 4, I’d like to show an interesting graph that I saw on vdare – on welfare dependency among immigrants. 


So it looks like in 2015, only 15.9% of Indian immigrants received welfare benefits in 2015.  Pretty good!

 In fact, India beats out natives (26.9%), the white nationalist-vaunted Poles(25.9%), the Chinese(32.9%), and, most importantly, Pakistanis(34.1%).

We are crushing it in terms of socio-economic success in the United States.  Keep up the good work so that Indian Americans will remain generally well regarded and welcomed in this great country.   I am concerned about why the dependency rate has increased, but the increase is less than that for natives in percentage terms so it's likely more related to the system as a whole than Indian immigrants per say.       

Monday, June 18, 2018

Environment and Traffic

This is insane


I don't know what else to say other than with such poor air how can Indian hope to ever become a soccer powerhouse?  It is depressing to watch the World Cup with no Indian participation.   


No surprise that Kanpur, in one of the more dysfunctional states in India (Uttar Pradesh) is among the worst polluted.  India has 9 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities.  They are all in North India.  This is how bad it is:  

KANPUR, India (Reuters) - In the world’s most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often bedded in the ophthalmology ward.  

Prem Singh, head of the department of medicine in Kanpur’s Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, said the number of patients the hospital receives with respiratory illnesses has more than tripled over the past five years to 600 a month, most of them children and people over 50 years old. 
“Every week a lung cancer patient walks in; earlier we would get one in three months,” said Singh.
This is home to IIT Kanpur.  IITs used to be known as on the level of MIT, but we now know that they are ranked 283 in the world.  Don’t expect them to solve India’s pollution mess. 

Should Indian Americans fear Generation Z?


Why must Indians become woke to the alt-right way of viewing the world?  Because the liberal order is dying and the status quo won’t last forever.  Baby boomers are dying out, and millennials are gradually starting to take power.  Millennials may be even more brainwashed than the SJWs, but after the millennials comes generation Z.  What is generation Z?

According to Wikipedia:

Generation Z or Gen Z (also known as iGeneration or iGen and Post-Millennials)[1] is the demographic cohort after the Millennials (Generation Y). Currently, there are numerous additional competing names used in connection with them in the media. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends, but demographers and researchers typically use the mid-1990s to mid-2000s as starting birth years. At the present time, there is little consensus regarding ending birth years.

Ok, but why do they matter?  Because the advent of Generation Z on the national stage in the West is likely to usher in a period of unprecedented racial conflict and disharmony. 

According to the marketing firm Frank N. Magid they are "the least likely to believe that there is such a thing as the American Dream" because "Generation X, the most influential parents of Plurals (Generation Z), demonstrates the least credence in the concept of the American Dream among adult generations.

According to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, U.S. members of Generation Z tend to be more conservative than Millennials.

The statistics are all over the place, though, so I’m not sure if I’d trust Wikipedia.  Instead, let’s see what Heartiste has to say about them.  He has written several times about generation Z, or Zyklon, and each subsequent post makes me more and more worried.  Here is a chart he published on the voting trends of generation Z:



There’s a reason the Maul-Right calls them Generation Zyklon. The Whitelash is coming, and it’ll be glorious, (assuming current trends are indicative of future results, which I think they will be, because normally White kids at that age are extremely and stupidly kumbaya liberal, so for them to be so strongly pro-Trump is a powerful cue that they are instinctually repulsed by their parents’ and grandparents’ self-cucking universalism).
When Gen Z WHITE GIRLS support the Anti-Shithole President by over a 2-to-1 margin, you know something beautiful and clarifying and dangerous to the elitist old order is barreling toward us, to deliver a reckoning of historical proportion. The only question left is whether the transformation portended by Gen Z will arrive in time, before the shitholization of America has metastasized and neutered Gen Z’s electoral power. If The Darkening outpaces the Whitelash, then all bets are off. A competent and pissed off White people won’t go quietly into that electoral irrelevancy night.
No matter how successful Indian-Americans are, because of the huge leftist lean of most of our co-ethnics, I wouldn’t be surprised if Generation Z has significant antipathy towards Indians and Indian-Americans. 
Generation Z is also rising in Europe.  Heartiste is encouraging readers to direct them towards white pride.  He is also reporting a large number of them wearing MAGA hats in Washington DC.    
American Renaissance also speculates that Generation Z will save America but they’re not as optimistic.  A different poll shows less support for Trump:
Whites have a more favorable opinion of President Trump than non-whites. Still, only 35 percent of whites and only 43 percent of white men like him. Similarly, 45 percent of young white men have an unfavorable opinion of former president Barack Obama, while younger white women are more positive.

While young whites are split but mostly liberal, young blacks’ political views are near-monolithic. No fewer than 96 percent have a positive view of Barack Obama, while only five percent feel that way about President Trump. More than three-quarters of Hispanics have a positive view of President Obama; only 17 percent have a positive view of President Trump. Interestingly, Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) support Barack Obama and condemn Donald Trump by greater margins than Hispanics, with almost 90 percent having a positive view of Barack Obama and only six percent having a positive view of President Trump.

That’s unfortunate – likely Indians are among the further left of the Asians.

Generation Z is liberal on immigration. More than 70 percent oppose President Trump’s proposed border wall. The strongest support comes from young white men, but even among them, only 43 percent favor it. Less than 30 percent of young white women do.

Almost 90 percent of blacks and API and 80 percent of Hispanics say blacks face a lot of discrimination, but only 64 percent of young whites do, including only 57 percent of young white men.


That’s actually pretty significant and the percentage favoring the alt-right position will likely increase as the follies of PC become increasingly obvious. 



Some of his main points:

-Generation Z is more religious.  The fall of religion has led to the deterioration of community and made people look for their identity in materialism and consumerism.
 
-They express less enthusiastic support for leftist social issues.

-Boomers have seen legit racism, and grew up under a homogenous society and small towns - and can’t understand something different happening.  However, Generation Z is a generation removed from real racism.  They are seeing a serious dissonance between what they are told and what they see is going on.

Nick Fuentes doesn’t mention Indians even once, though we should see the writing on the wall.  How should Indians avoid a reckoning with generation Z?

-Stop pushing crazy leftist causes and acknowledge the legitimate grievances of the hurting white middle class.  That way we minimize resentment towards Indians. 

-Limit low IQ and low assimilation immigration from India so that Indians are perceived as net contributors.  Decrease H1B immigration so that it no longer has the effect of undercutting white engineers.  Only reserve the H1B for the truly talented that will give Indians a good reputation. 

-Improve conditions in India so that there is somewhere to go in case the West gets too hostile.   


Sunday, June 10, 2018

India's Crappy IT Skills


A couple months ago I came across this American Renaissance post on Indian IT skills referencing that 95% of engineers in India are incapable. 

A new report by Aspiring Minds, {snip} titled “National Programming Skills Report,” only 4.77 percent of Indian IT engineers can write the correct logic for a program—a minimum requirement for any programming job.

This is really bad.

            According to the report’s executive summary:
* Only 1.4 percent of Indian IT engineers can write functionally correct & efficient code.
* More than 60 percent of candidates cannot even write code that compiles.
* Only 4.77 percent candidates can write the correct logic for a program, a minimum requirement for any programming job.
* Programming skills is five times poorer for third tier colleges as compared to tier 1 colleges.
It references the original report which also has some scary conclusions:

-No significant improvement in employability in the last four years

We had found that only 18.43% of engineers were employable for the software services sector, 3.21% for software products and 39.84% for a non-functional role such as Business Process Outsourcing. Unfortunately, we see no massive progress in these numbers. These numbers as of today stand at: 17.91%, 3.67% and 40.57% respectively for IT Services, IT Products and Business Process Outsourcing.

-Only 3.84% folks employable for startup software engineering jobs

CNN also reports on this:

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors estimates that in 2010, India needed nearly 4 million civil engineers, but only 509,000 professionals had the right skills for the jobs. By 2020, India will have only 778,000 civil engineers for 4.6 million slots. 

There is a similar gap among architects. India will have only 17% of the 427,000 professionals it needs in 2020.

Critics say India's universities are too focused on rote memorization, leaving students without the critical thinking skills required to solve problems. Teachers are paid low salaries, leading to poor quality of instruction. When students are denied entry to prestigious state schools, they often turn to less rigorous private colleges.

The most pressing need, however, might be in primary education. Pupils in India are expected to perform two-digit subtraction by the age of seven, but only 50% are able to correctly count up to 100. Only 30% of the same students are able to read a text designed for five-year-olds, according to education foundation Pathram.


Some interesting comments from the new observer article on this.

Tired of this 
Why am I not suprised by this? I have never met a developer from India that could write good code. All fields in tables as string? Why not. Empty catch blocks? Sure. Parsing date to string to make a coparison? Yes. These are just a few of many things I have seen at work. The worse thing though is the culture of getting around the problem instead of doing something and saying yes to everything. Are you done? Yes. Are you going to deploy it? Yes but it still needs work. I need time. After a week it turns out he does not know where to begin with and just copy-pastes stack overflow. And when you offer help they get mad at you because it’s rude to speak about problems. Indian pride is the worse…

Richard 

big companies see outsourcing to indian resources as cheaper, as they compare the exact amount of hours to do a task or slightly more with a buffer and say wow this is great I can replace bob who has proven track record of delivering efficiently with no help on time or ahead of time with good quality, with Sanjay who is cheaper. But the reality is Sanjay will take more time than Bob ever did and will break everything in the process costing more.

Of course the American Renaissance article gets the standard anti-Indian vitriol, but there are some interesting comments there as well:

            Blinko23 • a month ago
Worked in IT all my life in the US and have therefore been around a LOT of Indian IT workers (maybe too many). I've worked at several Silicon Valley firms. Indian IT guys can all program. They are neither the best nor the worst but are at least average. Article is crazy to suggest that 95% can't program. SV companies aren't bloody stupid (evil yes, stupid no). They're not going to hire jokers who can't write code that compiles. I mean, come on. By all means lower immigration quotas but used reasoned arguments to do so. Don't just make up facts. Will only make us look bad.

StayRight  Blinko23 • a month ago

The article said "in India." You should read what you comment about to see what it actually says. The "at least average" Indian workers you've experienced are their best of the best. Many white males were eliminated from the IT industry because of leftist ideology and cost savings related to insourcing foreign workers on visa to replace them.

Floridian  Blinko23 • a month ago

It's a safe assumption that the Indians who manage to obtain U.S. visas are the cream of the crop where they come from. Even so, they are only mediocre in the grand scheme of things and are certainly not needed here.

This is actually an important point.  As many HBD posters have written, Indian-Americans, and even the H1B FOB crowd, are not an accurate representation of Indians due to the hoops that they have to jump through to immigrate to the US. 

BobPA  Blinko23 • a month ago

They're talking about all the supposed highly-skilled "engineering" talent in India that turns out doesn't exist. Many, many companies outsourced development to India in the early 2000's not realizing in Indian culture it is okay to just outright lie about your abilities, forge documentation, lie on status reports, and say progress is being made when they have no idea what to do and haven't even started.

I remember tons of horror stories from around the late 2000's as failed outsourced development quietly returned to domestic engineers.
Eternally_Antifascist  MekongDelta69 • a month ago

I knew "it" more than 40 years ago!!!!!

"It" applies to not just IT engineers but to all of the so-called vaunted technical prowess in India! They cannot even supply any of their cities or villages with potable water!!! My experience with Indians, in the realm of physics, is/was that they are inverterate liars and con-men and if you provide them with anything "useful" they will "parasite" off of it.

Interesting how the anecdotal evidence is so prevalent but yet people still keep talking about India’s vaunted IT industry…?

Here are probably the most logical and ideology-free posts on Amren on this topic:

Roger Acton  corvinus ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ • a month ago

According to some studies, the highest caste Indians (Brahmin) have IQ higher than ashkenazim and East asians...115-120 or above, whilst the lowest caste have sub-80 IQs, on a par with purebred subsaharans with no non-subsaharan admixture.

It either tells us that taking national IQ as a whole (especially where a nation like India, which contains a fifth or so of world population, is concerned) is damn near useless, or that IQ is far more related to environment than the 'race realists' would like to admit. I suggest a mix of the two. Clearly the darkest/lowest caste indians and sri lankans have some visible commonality with aboriginal australians...shaggy, coarse hair, oversized noses and stocky, squat build, whereas the highest/lightest caste have an almost Persian look to them, silky hair, lighter skin and less cumbersome facial features (the ones in bollywood, at least) Indians are not really a race, but the result of two races meeting (central asians moving down into the subcontinent, and the 'native' aborigine population), and interbreeding to different extents. I believe the caste system was developed to arrest that mixing, that result of which is manifest in the greatly divergent abilities of the castes.

corvinus ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ  Roger Acton • a month ago

Indeed, but the upper castes in the West tend to adopt jobs similar to whites at that IQ level, such as doctors, lawyers, researchers, etc. but, at the same time, you do get lower-IQ Indians elbowing out higher-IQ whites by using Jewish-like cartel / networking methods, at least for jobs for which that sort of thing "works" (until it doesn't).

Indian IQ is a minefield puzzle, but what we do know is that: 1) it’s low and 2) it’s multimodal

LiveFreeOrDie • a month ago
As a software engineer in greater Boston for 37 years, I worked with many Indians. Some were off-the-charts smart, but that is to be expected when you take the cream of umpteen-billion people. Mostly what I remember is that the smarter ones help the others (okay), but one told me that the cheating is rampant, e.g., for IT certifications and even for job interviews. They get someone to take the test or interview for them.

There is not much that we can do about Indian IQ, and India’s average IT skills will likely languish due to poor abilities.

However, there are diamonds in the rough, and probably plenty of people with good skills that get lost among the garbage.

What we need is a way to objectively analyze the skills of people applying for jobs.  We need a way to test the core IT skills, English ability, and general social competence.  That would easily solve the problem as employers simply screen for test scores so U.S. companies are no longer dependent on dummies for IT projects. 

After all, an Indian is the head of arguably the most powerful corporation on the planet.  I highly doubt he is a dummy. 

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: The Alpha Widow


Continuing from my previous post on Bollywood themes, I recently saw Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, also starring Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. 

Rahul (SRK) and Anjali (Kajol) are best friends in school.  Anjali loves Rahul, but Rahul falls in love with the new girl, Tina, who is super feminine, educated, and pretty.  Anjali, heartbroken, moves away.  Rahul and Tina marry, have a daughter (also named Anjali), but Tina dies shortly afterwards.  The girl is raised by Rahul and her grandparents. 

When the girl is eight, she reads a letter Tina wrote before she died, telling the story of how Anjali was left heartbroken.  The girl decides to get her father and Anjali together.  However, Anjali is engaged to Aman (Salman Khan) but doesn’t really love him and is just settling for the nice guy who is willing to commit. 

The ending won’t be a surprise to anyone since it’s a typical Bollywood movie, but here are some interesting scenes from the movie:

Anjali is heartbroken when she gets rejected by Rahul in favor of the more feminine Tina.  



  She still gets tingles for the alpha 8 years later!




Aman loves Anjali but she has too much baggage from her alpha widowhood to love him back.  Poor guy.  (Spoiler Alert) Smart guy though - he eventually realizes that despite his feelings for her, marrying an alpha widow will just create a miserable marriage, and eventually bows out.   
 


And some red pill lessons:

1)    Girls are ruined by close relationships with Alpha males

This reddit post gives a good overview of the concept of an alpha widow.  Rahul was the big man on campus and Anjali fell in love with him, and after being heartbroken, she was later unable to marry the perfectly nice guy that was super nice to her and ready to get.


2)    It’s hard for single guys and girls to be friends without someone’s heart getting broken.  

The only time this could maybe work is if the two are related or have some type of work-related relationship where dating each other will complicate things.  Cheateau Heartiste also outlines some other situations where it can work.  Otherwise, when guys and girls become friends, one is bound to be attracted to the other.  Either you will have a beta orbiter situation or something similar to the alpha widow situation above.  In today’s hookup culture though, the girl is likely to have a drunken hookup with the guy, which he later regrets, leaving her heartbroken. 

3)    No amount of affection and attention will make a girl attracted to you

A girl is attracted to a man’s SMV qualities – looks, game/personality, social status, money – first.  Without those core attraction factors in play first, a guy’s attention and niceness do NOTHING to make the girl want to sleep with him. 

The ultimate message, though, is dangerous – (spoiler alert).  Kajol is eventually able to marry the Alpha of her dreams, sending the message to women everywhere that they shouldn’t settle for the nice guy and can forever pine after the alpha that got away, and eventually she will be rewarded, even if her child-rearing window has dramatically shortened by then.

I wonder decades down the line, when historians look back at movies in the 1990-2020 time frame and can pinpoint how Bollywood has subtly undermined civilization by encouraging people to follow their emotions instead of doing what’s best for the maintaining of a stable civilization. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham: Red Pill or Cultural Marxism?

As a blogger about Indian issues I have to become more acquainted with Indian popular culture.  That means watching Bollywood movies.  If you can stomach the songs and dancing (or skip over them without too much hassle) there are actually some pretty good insights into Indian culture.  While I keep blogging I'm going to give thoughts on the different movies I watch and judge them on the spectrum of culturally Marxist or red-pill in their thinking. 

I'm assuming many of my readers have seen Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.  Basically, it’s about a rich and traditional family that adopts a boy, Rahul, in infancy.  When the boy grows up, the father wants him to marry the daughter of a family friend who is also high society.  However, Rahul decides to marry Anjali, a girl from a poorer background.  The father is furious and Rahul is disowned and moves to London with his new wife.  Rahul’s younger brother, Rohan, later grows up and moves to London in order to bring his brother back and reconcile everyone.  As with a typical Bollywood movie, it all ends happily ever after.  However, the movie contains both some interesting scenes and some culturally Marxist programming.

GAME LESSONS

First, Rohan’s game is actually pretty good when he meets Anjali’s younger sister Pooja in London.  




At 3:30 you can see she is getting the attraction tingles when Rohan gives her a 2/10 and walks away, disinterested.  Hilarious!  Funny how she mauls the FOB beta guys though.  




At 1:50 she is clearly shocked when he honks at her and tells her to get out of the way, but she is extremely interested!




She immediately abandons her beta orbiter when Alpha Rohan shows interest in her!


Anyway, you get the point:


Women are going to hypergamy.  


In order to get the hottest girls, you have to first looks max, then DHV and display active disinterest and do a subtle neg.  Then you can soften them up with some comfort game.  Fascinating how the movie never addresses whether Rohan and Pooja eventually hook up or not.  


TEARING DOWN ARRANGED MARRIAGE

It seems that about half of the Bollywood movies have something to do with marriage/dating and social restrictions.

This is the lecture that Raichand, Rahul’s father, gives him about tradition and honor.




Seems pretty fair, no?  (Sorry couldn’t find some with English subtitles).

A later scene shows the furious father when Rahul wants to marry the lower class girl. 




       “You never thought once about the girl…her background, her breeding…you didn’t give   a thought as to whether the girl will be able to understand our culture…our traditions…will the girl understand our rituals…our rites?  Will the girl understand the ethics and values of our family?  How can you even dare to think that she can be part of our family?” 

       
       “Where did I think, Papa?  I didn’t think at all.  I just loved.”


At the end of the movie, everyone is reconciled, so ultimately, Raichand is made out to be the bad guy.

Is he really so bad, though?  As I wrote earlier, arranged marriage became such a strong institution in India because of the genetic structure of Indian society – the invaders established themselves at the top and wanted to maintain their hegemony over Indian people.  In order to perpetuate that, they instituted marriage rules to prevent their high IQ genes being diluted by India’s low average IQ.  Hence arranged marriage.  The movie portrays Kajol’s family as exactly the same as Rahul’s family, except one is rich and one isn’t.  How accurate is that?  In India, there are vast gulfs in education and IQ between the social classes.  Additionally, how likely would it be that a child adopted from a low IQ poor family would, with the right environment, be able to inherit a business empire?  I'm skeptical.   

Civilization is not an easy thing to build.  Civilizations build traditions and practices in order to institutionalize behaviors that will preserve the civilization.  Sometimes those practices hold back progress.  But oftentimes, they exist to prevent society from regressing back to a state of barbarism.  We abandon our traditions at a peril.  Bollywood has shown a nearly completely one sided storyline favoring interclass love marriage over arranged marriage.  Is that a good thing?  I don’t know, and the other side of the debate rarely is given a voice in society.  


IMMIGRANT ASSIMILATION




In this scene, Anjali is dismissive and condescending towards her English neighbor and rants about how India is better than the UK and she doesn’t want her son to forget about India.

Funny how behavior like this from immigrants is perfectly tolerated in the West.  However, if a white person were to ask whether an Indian person could assimilate, or if a white person told her: speak English, you are in the UK, they would be hounded as racists.  The movie makes no demands of the immigrants to integrate.  Instead, they are allowed to preserve their loyalty towards India and denigrate UK culture.  I know this is a movie about love and family, but we have to also pay attention to the other subtle messages it is sending to the viewers.  

Lesson to readers: there is wisdom in movies, but be mindful of the ideas that you are being programmed with!  

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