It's truly amazing how much of the SFGate is little more than left wing propaganda, funneled to it from various leftist advocacy groups and printed - often verbatim - with absolutely no journalistic integrity whatsoever.
Today's exercise is an article written, most likely, by the ACLU, and funneled through "reporter" Justin Wiley, on efforts to thwart a move by the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District to name a piece of land after Nobel Prize-winner William B. Shockley and his wife - who donated the land (and $50,000 for upkeep) to the District.
In March, the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District board voted 3-2 to accept the tract, along with $50,000 for park upkeep. A coalition that includes the NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union will try today to persuade the board to reverse that decision.
Jim Updegraff, chairman of the Sacramento County chapter of the ACLU, stressed that this is not a question of free speech. "We don't feel that was the proper action for the board to take. It is an insult to people of color and anyone in the Placer area with an IQ under 100," Updegraff said.
Shockley won his Nobel Prize in physics in 1956 for his work on the solid-state transistor, along with fellow Bell Laboratories colleagues John Bardeen and Walter Brattain.
His book Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors, published in 1950, became the "bible" for an entire generation of scientists working to develop and improve new variants of the transistor and other devices based on semiconductors.
But who cares, right? The only thing that matters was his personal beliefs - among them being that the high birth rates of our stupidest citizens would eventually lead to our downfall.
On the Wikipedia page, it states "Shockley reasoned that because intelligence (like most traits) is inherited, the black population would, over time, become much less intelligent countering all the gains that had been made by the Civil Rights movement."
Anyone care to argue that this isn't exactly what has happened?
I don't see the fucking imbeciles at the ACLU arguing that Noam Chomsky's groundbreaking work in linguistics not be separated from his personal views. But then, of course, Chomsky is a leftist...
If it weren't for people like William B. Shockley, we'd still have vacuum tubes in all of our electronics, and hand held electronic devices would still be a dream.