WHY APA SOCIAL INITIATIVES MUST FAIL
APA approved social programs will fail for one
fundamental reason and the consequences which flow from it. It is APA's
abandonment of science primarily and also the abandonment of the study of
the variability of individuals. Instead it has chosen to define some
groups as victims and to focus on certain group characteristics and to
appeal to law to try to change individuals.
When I was in graduate school we learned that on
virtually all measured characteristics the variability within groups was
greater than the variability
between groups. So far as I know this is still true. APA has
chosen to abandon science and use means as the standard for defining group
characteristics. That probably wouldn't matter except APA has joined with
other groups to influence laws, public policy and to shape public opinion
based on those means.
Unfortunately for APA the things which interest
APA are individual matters. APA hoped to rid the U.S. of racism by
defining racism as a group phenomenon rather than being beliefs held by
individuals. Later they had to bolster their definitions by saying that
blacks couldn't be racists because they didnt have power. This could never
have been done if APA had chose to study variability instead of
emphasizing means. Nor could it have occurred if APA had chose science and
common sense and if racism was held to be an individual matter. Because of
its victim group definition of race and racism, APA has chosen to support
every politically inspired racist proposal initiated by a racist minority.
APA was going to raise the status of women by
declaring them to be victims. More particularly, victims of men. APA then
endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment and punished states which did not pass
the amendment by not scheduling the annual convention in those states. The
fact that the law had already taken care of anti-woman matters was
irrelevant to APA. Once caught up in feminist politics APA chose to
endorse most radical feminist causes. The notion was promoted that
the only difference between men and women was social influence. Genetic
differences were denied despite data to the contrary. Promoting this
notion was a success as recent events at Harvard demonstrate.
The birth control pill, which separated sex from
its natural biological consequence, freed women to explore their sexuality
without the fear of pregnancy. Recreation replaced procreation. At the
same time, women were tired of being sex objects and at the same time
insisted on sexual freedom and revolution. As is well known young women
now prowl for sex at younger and younger ages. They want to be sex
objects. APA seems to approve of this turn of events. One now hears that
these people are exploring their sexuality. APA seems to oppose any
interference with this exploration.
The most divisive issue endorsed by APA is
abortion. On this issue APA has taken the most radical position. It has
endorsed abortion for females of all ages at any stage of pregnancy.
Abortion for children without parental notification or involvement is APAs
position. The position is taken on the assumption that because some
parents might punish their pregnant daughter and/or prevent the
abortion all will do so. Once again an individual problem has been
changed to a group issue. One girls pregnancy has become the pregnancy of
all women. One girls parents are now all parents of girls.
APA has decided that homosexuals lesbians
bisexuals and the transgendered are all victims who deserve special
consideration from Americans. For this victim group APA finally abandoned
any claim it had to being a scientific organization. For the other groups
APA only had to ignore research and logic. For this group APA actually
distorted research and pretended that they presented to lawmakers and the
courts the best research available. They endorsed the the research which
supported gays in spite of the fact that there is no truly scientific
definition of homosexual.
APA abandoned logic when it chose to
support the transgendered. The transgendered are people of one sex
who believe that they should have been born the other sex. Some of them
choose to have their genitals mutilated to conform to their desired sex.
These are transsexuals APA has taken up the practice of referring to
postoperative transsexuals by their preferred sex and their chosen changed
sex name. Surgery does not create a male or a female unless one believes
that genital configuration defines ones sex. So APA has endorsed what at
one tome would have been a delusion and has also chosen to ignore some
basic biological facts. At the present time surgeons, endocrinologists,
and make-up artists cannot change a chromosomal male into a chromosomal
female, nor can they do it the other way.
APA not only endorsed gays and tried to control
access to therapy, it decided to punish the military by prohibiting
military advertising in APA journals because of the military stance on
homosexuality. This despite the fact of hundreds of interns supported by
the VA every year.
APA jumped on the multicultural
bandwagon and, naturally, made victim groups the only approved cultural
group. There is no Caucasian American culture if APA actions are a
gauge. APA victim approval requires minority status (even when minority is
only self defined as was the case of women) and also a group of such
minority persons with the time, income and anger to promote a victim group
status. Countries around the world are abandoning the notion that
immigrant groups can isolate themselves with no intention of integrating
with the larger group. The result of such isolation is a chaos of
language, politics, and values which will destroy a country. A country
becomes simply a collection of alienated subgroups. It does encourage an
unending supply of victims for the organizations and individuals who feed
on them. Even states in the United States are voting down racial and sex
preferences and trying to stop illegal immigrants. Naturally race
hustlers, organizations and individuals who depend on the unending supply
of victims deplore the notion that approved groups will now be treated as
equals in the real world. One may expect that the last organizations to
give up their push for diversity will be universities that have
adopted sex and race affirmative action quotas; and which have faculty who
have received tenure and promotions based on sex and race oriented
publications, grants and fame.
APA will be among the holdouts because it has
applied its diversity policies to itself. The result is that all boards
and committees are formed with an eye to APA style diversity.
The ludicrous nature of the thought processes
which underlies such devotion to diversity may be seen in the slogan
adopted by many of the organizations. We are an equal
opportunity/affirmative action organization It is impossible for an
organization with quotas to be both. Sex, race and other quotas are
antithetical to equal opportunity.
So people in this country are beginning to
recognize that they have been sold a bill of goods by organizations
of experts and advocacy groups including scientific organizations
like APA. They are also beginning to be extremely skeptical of such
So, APA efforts will fail because APA adopted
policies which led them to violate basic rule of science and to ignore the
only thing we know for certain about human beings----everyone is