At a Christmas party, I got a lecture from a computer industry survivor who is familiar with BUGS.
The techs know what a “computer industry survivor is,” but I need to explain it to show where our lecturer is coming from. You may remember the nineties when young people in the computer industry were riding high, millionaires were not unusual before age thirty, and so forth.
We all know the industry in America collapsed for THOSE people, but few realize just how hard it got hit. It is simply true that what hit the computer whizzes of the 1990s made the Great Depression look tame. Yesterday’s millionaires were not only wiped out, they were suddenly unemployable.
I was sitting beside one of them using my computer, watching his stock options approach a million dollars. He was literally harassed by head-hunters offering him better jobs.
A year later he was broke. So when I say “survivor,” it is a BIG term. The guy who gave me the lecture was not the same one who went under — I knew a LOT of young computer geniuses — he still has a major management job.
The lecturer told me WHY he survived. He explained that his survival was a direct result of what I was saying in BUGS.
I keep telling you that Orientals are great at puzzle-solving of the type that IQ tests are made up of. I also point out that if whites disappear, Orientals will not be able to take up the slack. They will stagnate. They can USE our tools; they can even invent our tools like the mechanical clock. But those tools do not develop in Oriental societies the way the show Connections shows happening in white societies.
Orientals, left on their own, go nowhere. Our survivor explained that exactly the same thing is true on the high-tech production level. What he cannot do is what I routinely do with SysOps and Brain: show them the direction, and then sit back and leave it to them.
That, he told me, is the reason he cannot be spared. A pure technical expert loses his job to Orientals, but no one can leave the thing to Orientals. They have to keep a few white management-tech people in there, because the Orientals simply cannot go ahead on their own.
This man had read what I said about Orientals, but he was surprised at what a practical fact of life it was. In the year since I had seen him, the Mantra thinking he had learned had coalesced in his mind. He said he simply could not understand why these smart people, who spoke his language and are damned good at what they do simply CANNOT be left to themselves, so people like him have to be paid huge salaries which their companies would LOVE to farm out the way they do other jobs.
He did ALL the talking. It had taken the year since I saw him last to combine my theory and his survival in his mind. He had had little trouble with ABSTRACT idea of long-term Oriental stagnation, but the fact that he dealt with it daily on a PRACTICAL basis had not hit him earlier.
By Oriental standards, as any of you who are familiar with business literature know, Orientals are astonished at the gigantic payment of Western executives. A piece of history most have forgotten was that in the 1980s the Japanese were the coming people. In movies like Back to the Future, a Japanese executive always ran American companies.
But when the Japanese reached levels of income already reached by Westerners, they stopped.
Back then, everybody talked about how the Japanese model showed true efficiency. One of the things Japanese “superiority” proved was that executives were wildly overpaid here. That is true in a lot of cases, but it also reflected a REALITY.
Japanese “executives” are a part of the team. They make a lot more than line workers, but nothing like the wild multiples in the West. Executives in the West are hired to take over and change direction on their own. We are used to so-and-so being hired to “turn around” a company. You do not see that kind of thing in Oriental business magazines.
In the Orient they don’t just pay somebody a fortune to take over and change direction. They do not, in other words, just turn the whole company over to a new chief operating officer and the team he selects.
Orientals are not white. If you try to manage a real big business insisting they are, you lose MONEY if you don’t go bankrupt. Ignoring ANY reality in business is often fatal.
So our survivor told me he survived because they could not turn things over to Orientals. His lecture was that his own survival in the industry was based on the real and practical fact that white people, white men, have to be there to run things, no matter how much the Orientals learn the ropes. He has tried and tried to turn things over to them, and there is simply a practical limit to how much this can be done.
He didn’t realize until this year that his own job was saved by that fact.
And Nobel Prize geneticist Watson got into trouble because he pointed out that all efforts to help Africa were failing simply because Africans do not have the same brain power Political Correctness attributes to them. I pointed out an example a year ago of a Japanese economist at Oxford who got into trouble for writing about the same thing.
In the latter case, this is not going to stop because Africa is a major source of Oriental raw materials and a major investment area, at least potentially, for oriental money. This reality is going to keep on bouncing up in Oriental discussion.
In short, racial reality is becoming a real problem for real people now. It gets less abstract every day.
The “Global Economy,” which Political Correctness says will put it in power, is likely to be fatal to it.