Overview of the Graduate Program. I do not support BLM. (They have exploited the hard earned credibility of real scientists by claiming their work is also a form of ‘science’.). One reason it was done was to give each state, as a state, more representation. The ever-present soft bigotry of low expectations and the permanent claim that the solutions to the plight of my people rest exclusively on the goodwill of whites rather than on our own hard work is psychologically devastating. Will America give up their beautiful diversity, their freedom which academic ground should be an oasis of and a role model for? Political Science, Social Science, and Computer Science come to mind. Closest thing to predictive science there is. In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them. There is no “Humanities college”. As the PRC, an ethnonationalist and aggressively racially chauvinist national polity with null immigration and no concept of jus solis increasingly presents itself as the global political alternative to the US, I ask you: Is this wise? Instead he told people to to search for the words in the FBI files. Here is the response of Berkeley to a letter complaining that an alleged member of the faculty feels that there is no ability to disagree on the issue of BLM. I was born and grew up in an European communist country, my family was partially oppressed because of their religious beliefs and their refusal to join the Party, my granddad had a secret agent spying on him as he was a lay pastor of a small protestant church. changes its name all the time. The very fact that the letter had to be published anonymously demonstrates the enormous failure of the academy. it was being facetious. Deb gib us the liquor, Many cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. Our society gives far, far too much credibility to the scholarship generated by much of academia that has self-identified as science but is nothing close to science. We are constantly told that political contributions must for tightly controlled less special interests gain power. I am certain that if my name were attached to this email, I would lose my job and all future jobs, even though I believe in and can justify every word I type. Contacting the Letter Service: University of California, Berkeley Career Center The Letter Service 2440 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720-4350 Mon - Fri: 9:00am - … Arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are mostly in the College of Letters & Science. However, if we use the precise same methodology, we would have to conclude that the criminal justice system is even more anti-male than it is anti-black. The assertions may or may not provable, and given the claimed authority for the viewpoint is in question – at best – that makes it almost worthless. The media is already a propaganda machine for Democrats. “The model minority myth is white supremacist”. If we claim that the criminal justice system is white-supremacist, why is it that Asian Americans, Indian Americans, and Nigerian Americans are incarcerated at vastly lower rates than white Americans? Looks like the letter writer is a Brit, given that s/he twice spells “organization” as “organisation.”. I obviously can’t prove whether or not the sender is who he claims to be.”. @CTHD, you can argue and whine about definitions all you want. The communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs) have illicitly nullified most of the Constitution. That “there is, by definition and by academic organization, a great distinction between [A and B]” does not imply that A and B aren’t both valid proper subsets of C. I’m not “play[ing] the semantic police game.” Semantics is the study of meaning. https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/16/berkeley-condemns-letter-on-blm-sent-by-anonymous-history-professor-that-called-for-free-speech-and-academic-freedom/comment-page-2/#comment-1967635. Again this political hack, CTHD, is looking to argue something other than the subject matter. What has occured is that modern progressivism – post modernism, Cultural marxism, has come to be almost the exclusive perspective – atleast in the mist prestigious towers of the academy. Our freedoms and our country’s survival are at state and silence is not going to stop this wave of violence gripping our country due to a corrupt press and a Democratic Party more interested in power than country. The claim that the difficulties that the black community faces are entirely causally explained by exogenous factors in the form of white systemic racism, white supremacy, and other forms of white discrimination remains a problematic hypothesis that should be vigorously challenged by historians. Ascribing that kind of motive to them is exactly the flawed type of reasoning many of them are using. The letter would have the same significance as a op ed, as a blog post, as a youtube video. If the future goes this direction, the fall of America will be inevitable and even greater and faster than any thinkable economic crises might ever be able to cause. But anonymous speech has a cost – it loses the credibility it would have had we attached our name. Properly done repeatable controlled experiments always are correct if they conflict with statistics (given that there are not other errors). Read Nobel winner Ronald Coase – How China became capitalist. across colleges and universities nationally and when/why they occurred. The academy has at many times in the past been dominated by the conservative viewpoint. To explain what I mean, consider what happens if you choose to donate to Black Lives Matter, an organization UCB History has explicitly promoted in its recent mailers. David Benson is the God Emperor of Making Stuff Up and owes me forty-five citations (one from the OED, one from the town ordinances and two from the Old Testament), an equation and the source of a quotation, and his mental health professional certificate after eighty weeks, and needs to cite all his work from now on. A whole generation of black children are being taught that only by begging and weeping and screaming will they get handouts from guilt-ridden whites. Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. To wit: Create more managers for the billionaires who own our society.”. Their activities are corrosive, demolishing any hope at harmonious racial coexistence in our nation and colonizing our political and institutional life. To wit: Create more managers for the billionaires who own our society. Arab Americans have been viciously demonized since 9/11, as have Chinese Americans more recently. This historical summary records some of the people, places, and chronology of the early history of CEE at Berkeley. It was the Northern non-slave states. These despots do not consider people of value to them to be of value to anyone. Decisions on in-person recruitment are still pending. I am not a big rand fan, but I would note that Gates is a good example of the basis for her hostility to charity. Nothing is perfectly known. Words have meanings. What is dishonest is your unwillingness to confront the truth of the content. No other group in America is systematically demoralized in this way by its alleged allies. The intellectual heart of UC Berkeley, the College of Letters and Science (L&S) is the largest of the university’s 14 colleges and schools and the most prestigious teaching and research unit in the UC system. Does anyone do that? Predicting future stock prices would be science. David Benson is the God Emperor of Making Stuff Up and owes me forty-five citations (one from the OED, one from the town ordinances and two from the Old Testament), an equation and the source of a quotation, and his mental health professional certificate after eighty weeks, and needs to cite all his work from now on. The claim that black intraracial violence is the product of redlining, slavery, and other injustices is a largely historical claim. Lorenzo made a credible distinction between social science and science. He was a drug-addict and sometime drug-dealer, a swindler who preyed upon his honest and hard-working neighbors. Donating to BLM today is to indirectly donate to Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign. “That words have meaning” – I will completely agree. The absence of counter-narrative enables this obscenity. I can point to price charts that clearly point this out. Overwhelmingly, the reasoning provided by BLM and allies is either primarily anecdotal (as in the case with the bulk of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ undeniably moving article) or it is transparently motivated. Basically it makes AntiFa look like a disciplined highly organized force. You can look at Trump’s multiple stop gap measures to keep the farmers afloat, all of which have been failing. 2021 interview dates are January 31-February 2 and February 21-23. “there is, by definition and by academic organization, a great distinction between natural science and social science”. Those rivals have been mopped up and they now discard liberal ideology and move on to shutting down other possible forms of resistance, like Trump getting in the way of their “free trade” racket outsourcing America to the slave state the PRC. Each district was to elect a man they knew and trusted to represent them all. Well, don’t take it from Marx then, take it from David Ricardo, who came up with the labor theory of value in the first place. Thus the soft science might give the holder of it the braggadacio to tell everyone else what to do because they are scientists. I have no problem with the school stating that it does not know if the letter is legitimately from a member of the faculty. We are training leaders who intend, explicitly, to destroy one of the only truly successful ethnically diverse societies in modern history. Read Smith – you can not get wealth without creating wealth for others. The condemnation would seem to reaffirm rather than redress the concerns over academic freedom and free speech for dissenting faculty members. Ours is among the smallest of the top dozen art history programs in the country. Does the entire UC Berkley current and future population have the same rights to equity and inclusion? Professor DeLong also served in the U.S. government as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy from 1993 to 1995. By the way, I notice that your mental deterioration has progressed, for now you appear to be under the further dilusion that I am a mental health clinician. I write to express how thrilled, humbled and inspired I am to serve as dean of this 52-year-old school. Votes of more populous states are not diluted. The problem with political science is that it’s quite heterogenous and it’s teachers aren’t conscientious about instructing their charges in the various tools they might use in inquiring into the properties of political life. In one set of sciences knowledge is gained through experiment, and principles are established by repeatable controlled experiments. There is no perfect way to define the rules behind science, however, I think these steps help. Paul C Schulte, clean up your spittle on the way out. Tom butter and de fat: He quickly learned he could do more to help people by turning his focus back to apple. Some might believe the US was immune from this type of invasive government action until the World Trade Center bombing. this is history, figure it out. They’ll get to the electoral college soon enough. Dey takes us in. It would appear that the currently rare practice of socratic reasoning and dialogue could remedy a glaring deficiency in the Berkeley curriculum. Cuomo is a wannabe dictator of the leftist type. They already get the free publicity and PR with the mainstream media. During the pandemic, did you miss the part about epidemiologists being referred to as scientists? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A doctorate in basketweaving might make one able to create baskets and know a bit about the the history and culture behind them but just because a doctorate might have been obtained they do not hold the same type of status that one assumes exists in one of the hard sciences. This conflation of credibility is now exacerbating social problems instead of solving them. One of the most significant distinctions dividing the sciences is the use of the scientific method. After a couple of hundred years we found Newton was wrong. Neither do many of the leftists on this blog. The difference between hard sciences and soft sciences is the use of the scientific method – controlled experiment. A century ago the reverse was true – democrats were rural and republicans were urban, “given the paramilitary pretenders posting here regularly – mespo, kurtz, antonio – as well as others like John having wet pants over Antifa, the one cop killing we know about during protests was p[robably righ wing, is just an inconvenient fact they’ll ignore while singing their narrative.”. Cuomo didn’t care how many died of Covid. In part, that is why these depots don’t recognize their hypocrisy. In contemporary terms, this would mean that the country would be controlled by New York and California, whose citizens demonstrably have little or no comprehension or cleary little or no empathy with the interests and viewpoints of the majority of other states. UC Berkley, how do you condemn a well written opposing point of view and align with your “value of inclusion” ? The total alliance of major corporations involved in human exploitation with BLM should be a warning flag to us, and yet this damning evidence goes unnoticed, purposefully ignored, or perversely celebrated. But if you are arguing that all forms of science are equally reliable. It’s looking more and more dishonest to me. that destroy the ability for even dissent on the left. That is typical leftist behavior. What happened in China over 40 years has done more to improve the lot of the poor in the world than every church and charity in human history combined. He terrorized the women in his community. It’s gotten to the point that I don’t think universities should receive federal funds any longer. If they do not, they are threatened with harassment and termination. For the most part in soft sciences hypothesis is tested by gathering data and trying to regress out the effects of other independent variables. However, no real discussion is possible in the current climate at our department. So is whining about Marxism. However, the academic institutions themselves should remain firm on protecting pluralism and tolerance of opposing views. We skim de pot, In a series of increasingly focused courses — lower division, upper division, seminar, and honors program — the majo… The fundmental question is not “does the author’s evidence, prove his assertions”, @ CommitToHonestDiscussion With this type of reasoning, there is no reasoning with you. Pretty much everything about a campaign is about political speech and outside the reach of government. Americans are being socially pressured into kneeling for this violent, abusive misogynist. Various of the government alphabet soup persecutes conservatives. Like us, she is free. University of California, Berkeley Online Faculty Recruitment. Elsewhere the debate appears to be about the distinction between natural and social science. I have no idea what the professors sources were – maybe his were different and excellent. By Katy Grimes, June 14, 2020 8:05 am An anonymous professor of history at U.C. Further, even if we have no studies and statistics at all. Who wrote it is almost immaterial. As I read this full post, including the letters, I was left feeling – How Can This Happen? The general public doesn’t necessarily know that xxx-science isn’t as rigorous or as capable in predicting events as the natural sciences used to create devices they use in their daily lives. Top applicants are invited in February to visit UC Berkeley for interviews. At some point, either the general population will see the charade for what it is, or I fear that we will see far greater problems and possibly an actual fragmentation of the union. A decent rule of thumb is that any discipline with “science” in the title isn’t. That time we looked up to America as a beacon of freedom, free speech, free gathering, opinion expressing, religion practicing… For many of us, the USA seemed to be almost a promised land, unreachable, of course. The school that is today known as Berkeley Law originated in 1894 as the Department of Jurisprudence of the University of California. John Say — The government role is to surveil for corruption. We have no evidence that this letter was written by a History faculty member. The history of the University of California, Berkeley begins on October 13, 1849, with the adoption of the Constitution of California, which provided for the creation of a public university.On Charter Day, March 23, 1868, the University of California was established through the merger of the private College of California and a public agricultural, mining, and mechanical arts college. “We condemn this letter: it goes against our values as a department and our commitment to equity and inclusion”. that is inherently false. you clearly didn’t understand my narrative, if you did of course you did not agree with it anyhow, and I don’t need to rehash it. Since their work is published in written form, why not call it xxx-literature? A false dossier, known to be false, was used as the source for this spying, and subsequent undermining of years of a duly elected president. Conservatism is so lacking in depth that it borrows heavily from libertarianism. Liberal ideology was just a tool they had in 1776, 1789, and World War II and the cold war, to defeat their rivals. Gates the philanthopist has been a failure. Gates the entrepeneur did far far far more for humanity. Res ipsa loquitur – The thing itself speaks. Or if you want an American, you can look at Martin S Lind’s famous essay on the Frankfurt school. And yet that is precisely what democratic fundraising is about. It’s as simple as that. For any research to be credible, at a minimum it needs to welcome and withstand criticism without resorting to claims that the criticism is based on racism or other ad hominem attacks. I do not know the distinction between natural and social science, and I do not want to argue defiinitions. And there are far less egregious ones that have resulted in firings. “That’s false. That role is necessary. This process is highly unreliable as the number of independent variables increased. UC Berkeley History Professor’s Open Letter Against BLM, Police Brutality and Cultural Orthodoxy via Tracy Beanz on Twitter Dear profs X, Y, Z I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. He is afraid to deal with the important ideas being brought forward, intolerence to alternative ideas. How do Democrats do with dissenting opinions? this is what the big money is paying them to do. The explanation is provided to us, disagreement with it is racist, and the job of historians is to further explore additional ways in which the explanation is additionally correct. Underwood, a 53-year-old Pinole resident, was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland amid protests nearby over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Many of your critques of are erroneous. I would say that I’m ashamed of both of you, but perhaps you agree with me, and are simply afraid, as I am, of the backlash of speaking the truth. She is at the top of my list. It is for historians to point out and discuss these anomalies. I don’t see a 4chan troll having direct e-mails for me, the entire History Dept, and Tom Sowell. There is some blurring – sometimes controlled experiments are possible in pyschology. According to Jones, the inspiration for the department came from his experience in 1882 teaching a course in Roman law to Berkeley seniors. The fundimental problem is that sometime in the 90’s they went from 70% left to 95% left. This is a grotesque capture of a good-faith movement for necessary police reform, and of our department, by a political party. Berkeley is up in arms this week because of a letter sent by someone claiming to be an anonymous professor of history at U.C. You use them constantly and appear to beleive that they are valid arguments. Dear Berkeley Journalism Community, My name is Geeta Anand, and as the new dean of Berkeley Journalism, this is my first quarterly note to you, our devoted community of friends, allies, alumni and supporters. First step is the exit of the Trump administration stage left. I actually do not agree with portions of the letter but my view of the merits is immaterial. Stay strong! They are intended to crush real diversity and permanently exile the culture of robust criticism from our department. For example, a conjecture about modal gorilla behavior doesn’t fail if a single gorilla fails to act as predicted. And contra enigma it does NOT dilute votes. Job’s tried charity brielfy. We weren’t discussing who either one of us trusts. I condemn the manner of George Floyd’s death and join you in calling for greater police accountability and police reform. Maybe JT will copy them in a blog column. If as an example it were possible to establish systemic racism through a repeatable controlled experiment, all my assertions that the properly regressed statistics show no fingerprint of systemic racism would be for naught. ... Department of History 3229 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-2550. email@example.com (510) 642-1971. The condemnation expresses confirms that view: An anonymous letter has been circulating, purportedly written by a @UCBHistory professor. Indeed, many faculty are now quite clear in forcing colleagues either support or stay silent on such issues. I noted that some science is derived from controlled experiments and some is not. Black people are not incarcerated at higher rates than their involvement in violent crime would predict. If you have to deny their actual meanings in order to argue your point, you have a losing argument. 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