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Welcome to The International Conference on Thinking XIX®

Invite mature, experienced, skillful adult problem-solvers and Middle School, High School and University students with high thinking skills to participate in the first

Inter-disciplinary Conference to End Racism..

The International Conference on Thinking XIX® has been rescheduled for Howard County,  Arkansas, December 28, 29, 30, 2021, due to the urgent need to plan nation-wide strategies to respond properly to the anger and hate threatening to cause “the streets of America to run red with blood (of Negroes)” as foreseen by Count Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835, and Harvard Professor of Psychology Gordon Allport, 1954.  As a national community, we never developed a strategy to deal with the horrors and suffering that racism inflicts upon any society where it is tolerated.  Racism obviously has reached a critical boiling point, heated to incendiary levels by an attitude expressed by the highest authority of the U.S.Governent. Here is the exact text of the nub of the 7-2 decision by the Third Branch of the U.S. Government, 1857.  The Dred Scott Decision:

“They [Negroes] had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever a profit could be made by it. This opinion was at that time fixed and universal in the civilized portion of the white race. It was regarded as an axiom in morals as well as in politics, which no one thought of disputing, or supposed to be open to dispute; and men in every grade and position in society daily and habitually acted upon it in their private pursuits, as well as in matters of public concern, without doubting for a moment the correctness of this opinion.”


The popular interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling was that any White person can buy or sell or kill any Black person without any legal or moral penalty. Thus, not one lynching crowd such as in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921, where the entire Black neighborhoods were burned to the ground by White law enforcement personnel and ordinary citizens, and over 300 were burned to death, has ever been brought to justice in this country.


The implication of the Dred Scott Decision not only licensed cruel mistreatment of Negroes, but confirmed a culture of financial and other kinds of discrimination.  For example, between 1865 and 1948 the eleven former Confederate states spent roughly $9,000,000,000 educating White males for the medical profession and  $0 (zero dollars) educating Negroes for the medical, legal, or research professions.[1]   As late as 1960, Texas allocated $1,350 per student at Prairie View A&M University, the state agricultural and engineering college for Negroes.  In that same year, Texas allocated $6,500 per student at the all-White Texas A&M University.  That same pattern of $5 to $1 for White colleges, and teachers versus Black colleges, schools, and teachers held throughout the South.  The end result is that White families are twenty times richer than Black families.  For every $100,000 that White families possess, Black families own a mere $5,000, and this disparity, a continuing legacy of slavery, is growing.


We should note that the U.S. Supreme Court has never apologized for such an atrocious unscientific, unreligious, sadistic ruling.  Indeed, this year, the U.S. Supreme Court once again weakened the 14th Amendment and subsequent “Voting Rights” acts, by upholding a voter restriction law passed by the Arizona legislature.


The tragedy of the Dred Scott decision was not that the U.S. government invited Whites to disrespect Blacks, that Law of the Land invited Whites to hold Blacks in contempt, which most did, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. So much so that many Black young people today dress, cut their hair, walk, talk and act as if they are still in some quasi-slave status, outside the norm of respectability.


The strategy that ICOT XIX will propose is not to justify or raise anger, nor to plan a strategy to defend against a race war which many extremists advocate; nor to create arguments for taxpayer-funded reparations, which less than 20% of the White population support.  Rather, ICOT XIX will plan a campaign to begin to implement Professor Milton Friedman’s remedy, plus the other four research-based remedies that will lift all citizens to high-status equality:  Offer every child, White, Black, Red, Yellow, and Brown, the same high-quality Plato-esque, wisdom-laden, general education, plus a creative, career-skill-oriented education that the wealthiest child might receive from early childhood and complete within ten years as found feasible by New York Times “Best Selling” author Malcolm Gladwell.  Nobel Laureates Milton Friedman and Theodore Schulz gave the world the economic blueprint for such a capitalist-funded, “more perfect” system that will augment, not replace, the public education system.


The failure to remedy racism costs every American adult, child, and baby over $5,000 per year, according to a 2013 study funded by the Kellogg Foundation and conducted by professors from Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard Universities.


The thinkers invited to this ICOT XIX will therefore lay the groundwork for saving America $1.9 trillion per year. Plus, as predicted by the founder of Economics, Professor Adam Smith, 1776, such a proper education will increase the wealth of every nation and family 60-fold, eliminating, over time, poverty and crime altogether.

[1] 73 years x 60 students per year x 4 years x $50,000 per year x 11 states = $9.526.000.000



This Year's Conference

100 of America’s most skillful thinkers with an entrepreneurial aptitude, ages 12 - 25, along-side mature, highly intelligent and skillful problem-solvers will convene in Hot Springs, Arkansas, America’s favorite health spa city, to begin implementing the revolutionary economic and educational proposal by Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman to Remedy racism and to remedy the wealth gaps among and within nations.


There are five remedies that have been validated and proven by scientific research, but not yet implemented anywhere on earth.  Some of the research was indirect.  For example, “love” is difficult to control as a research variable, but “respect” is easily measured and controlled, as are near relatives of love such as “predictions of success,” etc.  The five remedies are:

(1) That of Jesus Christ as quoted in John 13:34) -- The Divine Remedy

(2) That of Harvard’s Gordon Allport, “The Nature of Prejudice” --  The Psychological Remedy

(3) That of Milton Friedman, “Capitalism and Freedom”, -- pp 102 – 107  --  The Economic Remedy

(4) That of William Maxwell, “Thinking: The Expanding Frontier”, 1983 -- The Educational Remedy

(5) Brain Scientist Professor Kisou Kubota’s developmental remedy: the parents pay

close attention to their baby from 8 months as the baby’s “interest inclinations” begin to blossom and expand.  “Age 8”, he found, “is too late.”  This is truly a “Grass-roots” remedy, the final proof for the “Democracy Principle.”


The 200 participants will publish detailed recommendations on HOW parents and other social institutions, particularly a new institution or profession, educational entrepreneurs, and an old institution, banks, can demonstrate the efficacy of these remedies..


Dates: December 26 - 30, 2020

Costs: $1,000 for mature thinkers; $250 for skillful thinkers age 12 – 25.

This XIXth international Conference on Thinking is by invitation only.