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The Ivy League Morons Syndrome : Response to 'Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior - Amy Chua WSJ' by Zahir Ebrahim

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While all this is most impressive, I would just like to know how many Chinese families can tell "9/11 is an inside job"? That "war on terror" is a fabrication for "imperial mobilization"? And how many among that lot can realize that silence is criminal, the most abhorrent banality of evil, and boldly speak up?

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The
Ivy League Morons Syndrome : Response to 'Why Chinese Mothers Are
Superior - Amy Chua WSJ'

Zahir
Ebrahim | Project
Humanbeingsfirst.org

January
13, 2011

Caption
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior - Amy Chua and Daughters
(Image by Erin Patrice O'Brien for The Wall Street Journal) “When
it comes to parenting, the Chinese seem to produce children who
display academic excellence, musical mastery and professional
success...” Dumbed down enough to be able to tell if the
“War on Terror” which is destroying their own nation as
well as other nations, is real or not? –
The Ivy League Morons Syndrome

The
Saturday Essay in the WSJ of January 08, 2011, “Why
Chinese Mothers Are Superior
”,
caught my attention on a rebel
website. The story of the high achieving Chinese immigrant family
seeking and living their 'American Dream', as of this writing, had
received 5471 public comments at the WSJ website. Both the essay and
the public comments are rather telling of the making of the “Good
American”, just like their counter part, the “Good
German”, in not too distant a memory. I wrote the following
letter to Amy
Chua
,
whose impressive bio from Yale university faculty website is as
follows:

Amy
Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
She came to Yale in 2001 after teaching at Duke and serving as a
visiting professor at Columbia, Stanford, and NYU. Her expertise is
in international business transactions, law and development, ethnic
conflict, and globalization and the law. Her recent books include Day
of Empire and World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy
Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability. Professor Chua has an
A.B. and a J.D. from Harvard University. [A.B. '84, J.D. '87] ---
http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/AChua.htm

Dear
Amy,

The
following comment for your interesting WSJ article was left by me at
one of the reprint websites – since WSJ requires registration
and I hardly ever bother with that rag. Since you are not likely to
visit the hundreds of websites reprinting your essay, I thought I'd
just email my 0.2 cents of response to you. My bio is here, in case
it matters, as it evidently matters to some before they will even
examine seriously what is being said.

This
response is written with a parent's hat on, with concern that our
children be able to tell the difference between a “Good German”
and a “Good American”.

Best
wishes, Zahir Ebrahim.

Title:
The Ivy League Morons Syndrome

Hello.

While
all this is most impressive, I would just like to know how many
Chinese families can tell "9/11 is an inside job"? That
"war on terror" is a fabrication for "imperial
mobilization"? And how many among that lot can realize that
silence is criminal, the most abhorrent banality of evil, and
boldly speak up?

Can
the Chua family?

Can
Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School?

If
she can, then I am really really impressed.

However,
minus that, for achieving this kind of success, the proverbial
"American Dream", one really has to be fast asleep to enjoy
it.

And
when one is firmly established on that dream-path, one must do
everything possible to hold on to it, lest it be jeopardized
by not being a "team player"!

I
call such successes, [suffering from] the IVY League Morons Syndrome.

As
an MIT alum, I think I may be permitted to say that – and not
be accused of 'grapes are sour', or something like that.

Here
is an illustration of such a Syndrome, depicting the builders of the
Technetronic Era, a Harvard professor seeking greener pastures
under loads of sleep-state:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/11/response-to-why-im-leaving-harvard.html

9/11
is a litmus test, at least for me, of both intelligence, and
integrity - the I-square test.

You
fail this one, doesn't matter how many concerts you can perform at
Carnegie Hall, how many degrees you hang on your wall, and how many
Nobel prize medals hang around your neck.

Most
Ivy Leaguers sadly fail that test – the proof of that is
self-evident in the roaring silence emanating from the Ivys.

How
many Nobel laureate they all have together, adding MIT Caltech and
Stanford to that pool of Ivys? How many professors? How many success
stories like the Chua family?

Now
tell me how many have passed the I-square test!

I
would have been very impressed to read in this article that during
the intermission at Carnegie Hall, the Chua folks stood up and called
9/11 an inside job!

Or
composed a piano piece to play at Carnegie Hall titled: "war on
terror is a fabrication".

Perhaps
adding: it is the only road to "imperial mobilization" when
"democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization".

Now
that would have been not only brainy, but most patriotic too.

To
understand in a nutshell why it would be more prudent for Chinese and
American families to perhaps pursue the "American Dream"
less, to make their children suffer less from the Ivy League morons
syndrome, and concentrate more on training them to the reality-space
of hectoring hegemons that is destroying their own nation, please
feel free to take a look at:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-is-war-on-terror-by-zahir-ebrahim.html

Perhaps
Professor Amy Chua already knows all about it?

And
perhaps Amy has already done exactly that at Yale instead of Carnegie
Hall - right in the midst of a Skull-and-Bones meeting?

I
eagerly look forward to learning about that - for that is an enviable
achievement. Something I'd like to point out to my children to
emulate.

Thank
you.

Zahir
Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

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The
author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary
geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied
EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley
(patents here),
and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden
2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web
at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org.
He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.
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