The Unfortunately Innate Nature of Intelligence

Fred Reed, Takimag, February 19, 2014

Human races are subspecies of Homo sapiens [sic], just as Basset Hounds and Chihuahuas are subspecies of dog. The breeds of neither are precise genetic categories: In the words of the heroic John Derbyshire, genetically “what you see is a continuum with some pretty sharp clines.” Yet the genetic commonalities are sufficient to be obvious: At a glance one can distinguish between a Japanese and a Norwegian, or a Siberian wolfhound and a dachshund.

Anyone having experience with dogs knows that these admirable creatures differ in intelligence. Border Collies are simply smarter than pit bulls. Since there is no political penalty for noticing this, it is widely noticed and not disputed. Yet if subspecies of Bowser differ markedly in intelligence, it would seem to follow that subspecies of humans, who differ in color, hair, biochemistry, facial features, brain size, and so on, might also differ in intelligence. That is, there is no prima facie biological reason for believing that they cannot. There are many political incentives.

In the case of Fido, the differences clearly are not cultural, but genetic. If genetic differences in intelligence can exist between subspecies of dogs, why may they not between subspecies of humans?

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The genetic differences between such geniuses as Newton, Einstein, Shakespeare, or Hawking, and the guy in the next cubicle are vanishingly small; the effects of these tiny differences are not. A difference of only one amino residue on the beta chain of hemoglobin causes sickle-cell anemia. The genetic difference is infinitesimal, the results catastrophic.

In short, the notion that small differences in DNA cannot have massive effects is observably wrong.

Here we should note the dual modes of viewing intelligence, specifically Normal Mode and Racial Mode.

In Normal Mode, we all know what we mean by intelligence, and we all recognize that people vary greatly in how much of it they have. If John could read classical Greek at age three and graduated in mathematics from CalTech at fifteen, we would all agree that he was bright. If I said at a cocktail party, “Whoa! That gal Therese is smarter than five whips wired in parallel. Anybody got her phone number?” no one would tell me that I was a bigot or that Therese had exactly the same intelligence as everyone else. Rather they would say that I just knew a good thing when I saw it.

In Group Mode, everything changes according to the group being discussed. If I said that Jews were smart, and adduced all manner of achievements over the centuries, no one would deny it. Similarly for the Chinese. If I said, however, that Australian aborigines were inferior in IQ, I would be told as follows: Intelligence does not exist; it is a social construct; it is culturally determined; it can’t be measured; it has no genetic basis; the tests are biased; lack of achievement is caused by discrimination, or institutional racism running through Australian society, or geographic considerations. Whereas if I said that Italians were of low intelligence, the response would be to produce counter evidence; in the case of the aborigines it would be to give all manner of reasons why there was no counter evidence.

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If no such differences in IQ existed, those around the world who produce and pay taxes might reasonably tell their welfare classes to stop being parasites and do their part. If, on the other hand, some groups are genuinely dim, the problem changes. You cannot blame people for being what they were born, and you cannot expect them to do what they cannot. The social-Darwinist approach—“Scratch, dog, who can, and the devil take the rest”—is cruel. If some cannot function, or find work, in a rapidly automating economy with high endemic unemployment, what do you do? To make matters worse, those who cannot compete intellectually tend to develop a cultural aversion to the whole idea.

It is when gradations of intelligence and hence of prosperity correlate closely with visible distinctions—for example, when north Asian students in California swamp Berkeley, greatly outperforming Caucasians—that anger arises. If dull-witted whites live in broken-down trailers in the pine barrens of the South, no one much cares. But if American Indians, racially distinct, live similarly on reservations, it is a political issue. And that is what we face, no matter how hard we pretend otherwise.

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  • bigone4u

    “If some cannot function, or find work, in a rapidly automating economy with high endemic unemployment, what do you do?”
    ___________________________________________
    What you should do and what is actually being done are two different things. What is actually being done is to set up government, educational institutions, and the big media as propaganda centers, preaching the “race is a social construct” bull. This has led to the former US becoming a third world hellhole, populated by mental midgets whose dysfuntionality we all pay for.
    What you should so is to be honest: “Honesty is the best policy” is what I was taught in school back in the Dark Ages, when everyone acknowledged that different ethnic and racial groups were operating at different levels, with blacks on the bottom. Until honesty is achieved, such as admitting that illegal immigrants are pitifully unqualified to participate in a modern economy, then the long slide to oblivion in the US will continue. Talk honestly, write honestly, and tell others. That’s what we should be doing.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      People should be treated as individuals and their education should be appropriate to their individual potential. It’s true that many cannot cope with today’s high tech and rapidly changing world, but there is always something that a person can do. Somebody needs to pick up the trash and pick the lettuce just as we need someone in the science lab inventing the next generation of antibiotics. The problem comes in when we ignore the individual and place people in jobs and schools according to the number of members of a particular group represented in society. Thus, the person who has the mental capacity of the person who should be picking up trash is put by government in the science lab. This person is out of his league and everyone knows it. Plus, we have to import foreigners to pick up the trash and the medicine that would have been discovered lies undiscovered. It’s madness and everyone knows.

    • Conrad

      Speaking of that.
      Blacks are not the only ones that are mentally deficient, many whites are as well.
      For the sake of our race, for the sake of our posterity, we MUST come to understand this and be very careful about who & what we breed with. Make this thought one of the central pillars of racialist thought & planning. Do not simply look at the individual that arouses your interest, that’s ONLY hormones. Look at their family history, siblings, parents etc. Plan for a better genetic future for your offspring. Those that don’t do this will produce offscouring instead of offspring.
      Reason. Logic. Eugenics.

    • Daniel Schmuhl

      Eventually there will need to be some sort of make work program (and or trad protectionism) for slower people, and hopefully a solid eugenics program.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    Some groups of people are more prone to collectivism and get offended when you talk about the inferiority of their group in some trait (it also doesn’t help when they’re too stupid to understand the science). Whites are generally pretty individualistic and don’t get as offended if you tell them that some groups of people are higher in IQ than them such as Ashkenazi Jews or Northeast Asians. The individualism of whites is both a blessing and a curse. A good fraction of our economic growth and inventiveness is due to it, but it makes whites susceptible to white guilt, pathological altruism, etc.

    i have always been rather autistic when it comes to the collectivism versus individualism stuff. Why should i care if Ashkenazi Jews are smarter than whites, if I’m smarter than about 99% of Ashkenazi Jews? Gradually I’ve begun to realize over the years is that I’m pretty abnormal by world standards in this regard, and so I try to be more realistic in my beliefs about human nature.

    • Tarczan

      Yup, I’m pretty happy with my standard issue M-1 A-1 European brain. I have always been able to figure out most everything when I really, really applied myself.

  • Extropico

    Just about everybody knows there are mean differences among races or other groupings in intelligence, athleticism and propensity for certain diseases.

    Most of what we read in the MSM is a sales job to foment acceptance of the social construct of diversity so that business can have higher profits on a greater level of geographic human migration.

    There are other reasons for the sales job besides money; I just don’t buy that the central problem is ignorance as to differences.

    • Charles W.

      It’s Orwellian doublethink. Many, if not most, whites simultaneously believe that blacks are less intelligent than whites (hence they need special affirmative action programs) and just as intelligent as whites.

      For the white liberal it’s all about saying the ‘correct’ thing so as to be viewed as ‘smart’ and ‘educated’ at dinner parties. They’re not interested in truth–they’re only interested in fitting in with a certain group they perceive to be ‘upper class.’

      • Bantu_Education

        Well said, but I initially misread the last sentence as “flirting with” rather than “fitting in with”. But both apply equally..!

    • Frank_DeScushin

      You’d be surprised how many people are true believers in there being no genetic-based performance differences among races. I was on a sports forum where numerous posters were arguing that there is no genetic correlation to west African ancestry in sprinting. Blacks, as they tell it, dominate sprinting because there culture emphasizes it more and they work harder at it.

      It’s sad to see people so brainwashed that they can’t see the obvious truth, but it’s infuriating when they condescendingly suggest that their truth denial makes them more enlightened and intelligent.

      • Brian

        …their culture emphasizes it more and they work harder at it
        ====

        And those people never stop to ask themselves ‘what is culture and where does it come from?’ Culture = natural propensity + environment + chance.

  • Tarczan

    Somebody send this to that Korn chick.

    • WR_the_realist

      A waste of time. I’m sure she is impervious to rational thought’

  • dd121

    The one thing that truly amazes me is how all people on the left, in unison, believe for completely irrational reasons, that what Rick just said is not absolutely true.

    • Charles W.

      Because they don’t care about truth. They have an agenda.

      White liberals are trying to be part of the ‘elite’ and as for blacks, they have no logical ability to begin with.

  • JohnEngelman

    I long for the day when a column like this can appear in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Right now it would not be printed in The Wall Street Journal or National Review.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/GenXinOz GenX ANZAC

      How much longer will the censorship of political correctness continue?

      To hazard a guess, until we’re mixed beyond repair, or until genetic engineering nullifies and adjusts all natural differences or until the Chinese run/own the whole show.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      People today are programmed to think emotionally and not logically. Even if we reached a point where nearly all white people realized of what is stated in this article, an article like this would still not receive mainstream print because editors wouldn’t want to hurt feelings. I’m afraid that it’s feelings over logic for the foreseeable future.

      • BonV.Vant

        yes, but it is the supposedly smarter white race that is thinking emotionally and acting stupid by not reproducing and paying for the reproduction of the borderline retarded races. Intelligence tests do not measure wisdom.

    • Berkeley Guy

      It’s funny, but I’ve stopped reading a lot of the more popular newspapers. Not only do they not make a valid attempt at reporting what is true or not, but they slant things violently “left” or “right,” which just clouds an issue.

      The pressure for truth in journalism has leaked out of the mainstream container and condensed online, and anyone smart enough to notice has already sought out and bookmarked the dozens of sites where one can not only read about truths but comment on them.

      • IstvanIN

        I gave up on newspapers because of the obvious agenda. And I read everything from the Newark Star Ledger (NJ) to the Wilmington News Journal (DE).

      • JohnEngelman

        The internet makes it more difficult to control the circulation of facts and opinions.

        • Bantu_Education

          The problem is that the internet is full of “static”, distortions, crazy conspiracy theories, and other garbage and dis-information. Amren is one of the honourable exceptions but how are newbies to know that? Most people do not have the spare time that some of us here clearly do. Therefore most people will rather “trust” and keep going back to the major (but politically-correct) news sites like BBC/CNN, etc. There needs to be some form of internet consumer organisation that rates news sites in an unbiased way, assuming that is possible.

          • Berkeley Guy

            That would be very difficult to rate unbiased, and would be eternally susceptible to infiltration by interested parties.

            I have confidence that those with emotional and societal intelligence, among other positive traits, will be able to sift through at least enough of the muck to question the mainstream.

          • JohnEngelman

            On the marketplace for facts the buyer must beware. If Rush Limbaugh tells me that 649 x 97 = 62,953 I will do the calculations myself.

            Values, concerns, and goals are not truths about ultimate reality. They are facts about the people who hold them.

            Facts are important. They should be gleaned from credible organizations, like the Gallup Survey, FBI, Uniform Crime Reports, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. Those are non ideological sources of facts. Those who do not accept their validity are beyond the range of rational debate.

            I trust the intellectual integrity of Jared Taylor, J. Philippe Rushton, and Richard Lynn. I enjoy quoting them here when I explain my admiration for Orientals and Jews. I would not expect a liberal to trust then, however.

            When arguing with a liberal about the significance and durability of racial differences in intelligence and crime I would use other sources.

          • JohnEngelman

            If BBC or CNN make a factual assertion I assume it is true. I do not make this assumption with Rush Limbaugh or FOX News. Both have been shown to lie.

            The problem with BBC and CNN is that they omit facts that place blacks and third world immigrants in an unfavorable light.

            In the United States the mainstream media is reluctant to report the truth about black crime, illegitimacy, and low intelligence.

      • Brian

        A major problem with the MSM is control of the Overton Window.

    • Conrad

      As long as our enemies have control.

    • Berkeley Guy

      If you don’t mind the poke, I hope that not only in our country but in other countries, that the propaganda will stop. Europeans, in my opinion, have created the best societies in history. The Japanese have been smart enough to adopt many Western social mores while still retaining their identity. Other groups have not, most notably NK and China (but there are arguably even worse cases).

      I say poke because I see you favor Northeast Asians. I have spent a lot of time around them, and no matter how well they do on tests, their social traits, however defined, haven’t and won’t help their societies unless they import parts of Western culture and change the way they act on a daily basis and to each other. I hope that someday these emotional and societal intelligence traits will be discussed without bias–from you too.

      They have lower rates of violent crime. But their other crimes and penchance for blatant corruption more than make up for that. When we discuss race-reality, I don’t think we can afford to overlook what has and will happen to their societies via Westernization. Not materialism, but freedom to assemble, freedom of the press, etc.

      • WhiteGuyInJapan

        “When we discuss race-reality, I don’t think we can afford to overlook what has and will happen to their societies via Westernization.”
        I would argue that the East Asian nations have modernized but not necessarily Westernized. Huntington made that point rather well. Specifically, the Japanese have certainly adapted the industrial economy model (as patented by the West) but have retained many cultural traits I would categorize as East Asian: vertical social structures, traditional gender roles, etc. For better or worse.

    • wildfirexx

      Putin also knows the danger of foreign controlled media, and leftist government lobbyists and is trying his hardest to keep them out, balance his ideology with the past and the future and maintain a traditional Russian way of life.

  • Charles W.

    Differences in structure must be accompanied by differences in function. Our brains are structurally different. Bottom line.

    • Talltrees

      Yes, not only in size , but fissures are much less in blacks than Whites.

  • bubo

    I’ll believe in equality if leftists can show me one instance of it in nature.

  • John R

    Yes, a good argument: Humans are obviously divided into subspecies, as are horses, dogs, cats, and other animals. There are obvious physical differences between the races: An African looks very different from a Chinese, and the two are very different from a White European. And we know that different subspecies of animals differ in intelligence, and yes, there is some proof-even for the PC crowd-that the races differ in average intelligence.
    But, and here is where I find it interesting: You have to take it a bit further. The different subspecies of cats, dogs, horses, etc. differ in other traits as well. They differ in aggression for one. Samoyeds are very friendly dogs; I never saw one that wasn’t. But pit bulls are noted for their aggressiveness. Why not different races of humans? And who said, therefore, that all races of humans are suited to civilization? What is the empirical evidence?
    Seems like science is getting closer to shattering today’s orthodoxy, just as it finally did during the Middle Ages when most pious people believed the earth was flat, and that the sun revolved around it. History does indeed repeat.

    • LHathaway

      “who said, therefore, that all races of humans are suited to civilization”?

      Perhaps lefties know more than you already. And they plan on building a civilization to suite the humans that inhabit it, or the ‘lowest common denominator’ of the humans who will inhabit it. One thing is for sure, it will NEVER be about you, yours and your white skin, once you let others in your country. For ever an all time, once you let them in your country nothing will ever be about you again, ever. We can only go by the evidence we’ve seen. For all practical purposes, you wont exist anymore.

    • Bantu_Education

      “….Seems like science is getting closer to shattering today’s orthodoxy, just as it finally did during the Middle Ages when most pious people believed the earth was flat, and that the sun revolved around it.”

      The difference is though that, until 100 years ago, (and arguably as recent as 50 years ago) nobody would have seriously disputed that the human races/breeds were not vastly different in character intellect, etc. The tragedy is that we have gone backwards in one aspect of easily verifiable truth, which leads one to wonder whether other crucial foundations of civilisation (which was always assumed to be a one-way street) can also be easily reversed if the “majority” demand it?

      • Sick of it

        We seem to be heading in that direction, brother. The lowest common denominator is running the show under democracy. There are far more unintelligent people than intelligent people.

      • wildfirexx

        Since the 2nd world war the liberal media has been allowed to brainwash us into a conscientious society of white guilt, while lobbing the government to adopt new social programs of multicultural diversity and affirmative action which are legally discriminatory. As long as they control the media and the government, …nothing will change.

  • LHathaway

    At last, the long suppressed truth is revealed, Asians are smarter than whites. This is an excellent article, none-the-less.

    • wildfirexx

      I don’t think any one denies this fact, any more than they deny that Blacks are better athletically in many sports than whites!…Asians may be smarter in the sense that their marks on average are higher than Caucasians in general, because of their studios ability and better memory. Where as Caucasians have a more creative ability of intellect which allows them more progressive intuition and inventive qualities, which history has proven.

      • Alexandra1973

        There are pros and cons in any race…except with blacks, the cons seem to vastly outnumber the pros.

  • Berkeley Guy

    Some people like to argue in this way: “the most diverse genetics are found among Africans in Africa … ” leaving the thought hanging in air for the silly idealistic types to see the picture–that not only are bad racists wrong (about whatever), but Africans have the most human DNA. Like they are playing a trump card. Think I’m talking about just anyone here? No, this is something I heard in class at college by an instructor. But, unfortunately apes are even more genetically diverse. Oops, natural selection works by shearing off the ends of a bell curve, selecting the most adapted to an environment, thus working to reduce genetic diversity. But hey, let’s hold hands and work against natural selectioin OK? OK?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      “….leaving the thought hanging in air for the silly idealistic types to see the picture–that not only are bad racists wrong (about whatever), but Africans have the most human DNA…”

      If there is one weapon–a WMD in the Left’s arsenal it would be: Projection.

      No group performs it better and so uniformly. Someone should dedicate their life to creating videos on how many times projection is used against us in our daily lives. My radar is finely tuned to it, but most people don’t understand it–and the damage it causes to young peoples’ minds, like the example you just gave.

      It’s their most potent weapon, yet few recognize it.

      • Berkeley Guy

        Rhetorical gimmicks for the uninformed won’t work in the long run. I believe a lot of European Americans both left and right (I use those two political spectrum words with distaste) know how the game is played and understand that it’s just a lot of hot air.

  • Puggg

    I’m not a border collie, so I’m going to have to go with “breed is merely a social construct” to satisfy my own ego.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      We’ll put together a government program for you. There. There. Woof.

  • Berkeley Guy

    I have to admit, ideology taught young most probably has a huge effect throughout one’s life. I was taught such silliness even when very young. But in my case the truth, as it is often stated, outed.

    I applaud any attempt to research and study what is true or false about, well, anything. So I support anyone who decides to educate others on the dangers of propaganda.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Border Collies are so rigidly genetically programmed they border on the nuisance. (Pun intended….<;-)

    Border Collies, Dalmations, Jack Russels, Australian Shepherds, German Shepherds, they all need special owners because their genetic behaviors are so specialized and distinct. Several in that group are called 'working dogs'.

    • Alexandra1973

      Come to think of it, I’ve never heard of a Chihuahua being trained as a seeing-eye dog. German Shepherds, I believe, are.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Simplifying the intelligence debate by using dog breed analogies is a good approach. Their DNA differences are indistinguishable, yet they are very different. This is the way to go with Race Realism discussion. Laymen’s terms.

        • Alexandra1973

          On that note, I find it disturbing that some people care more about their dog’s bloodlines than their own!

          I guess the AKC can be considered “breedist.” No mutts need apply. My parents always preferred to get AKC-registered dogs and my mom’s an Obama supporter, go figure.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            She likes Obamadoodles. I’m allergic to that breed.

  • IstvanIN

    Has anyone seen that show Life After Humans? One of the episodes state that for many generations after we are gone sheep dogs will continue to guard their flocks, without training from us. The instinct to guard sheep has been gentically bred into them. As time goes on, however, that trait might be bred out if the sheep dogs breed with other dog breeds or even wolves. Interesting. Why should we be so different?

    • Spartacus

      Guarding sheep is a social construct . You are a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

      • IstvanIN

        Actually I am a Christian Monarchist, but the eskimos would probably construe that to mean “naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews”.

      • Max

        The differences between sheep and dogs are entirely superficial. They are both living organisms and genetically homologous to within a few lousy percent. Species is a social construct.

    • Talltrees

      Purebred dogs are perfect examples of inherited intelligence. AKC includes intelligence as a requirement for certain breeds.

      The Border Collie is energetic, intelligent, keen, alert, and responsive.

      The Poodle is a very active, intelligent and elegant-appearing dog, squarely built, well proportioned, moving soundly and carrying himself proudly.

      The German Shepherd is picture of rugged strength and intelligence.

      The Labrador has much that appeals to people; his gentle ways, intelligence and adaptability make him an ideal dog.

      Now, what would the breed standards for Whites and blacks be?

      • Brian

        Blacks remind me of pit bulls.

    • Brian

      That show also said that the last manmade thing in Atlanta (after everything else crumbled or burned in kudzu fires) would be the confederate carving on Stone Mountain. Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair, y’all!

  • Luca

    Aside from intelligence there are other traits that group of humans have inherited that should also be studied. The intelligence factor is easy to identify, but what about traits like compassion, inquisitiveness, common sense, conscience, inventiveness, planning, altruism, etc?

    It seems most northern European types have too much compassion which overrides logic and common sense. I can also think of another group completely lacking in compassion, common sense, and conscience.

    It’s all very interesting and all very obvious.

    • Spartacus

      To be honest, I never thought of it as compassion, but more like inadaptability(spelling?) to prosperity. People in northern Europe have, historically, had to live with the worst climate conditions, and as such, they had to take advantage of every little break they could get, to keep healthy and sane if for nothing else.

      In the “modern” world, with all the material comfort it provides even to people of average or below average income, that necessity to relax and to not care about anything for the short respite you had has been broken, and northern Europeans can’t muster the willpower to do the work they’re supposed to do, because nothing seems urgent anymore. Comfort essentially numbs them, more so than it does to central or southern Europeans .

      Just something I thought about, may or may not be true .

      • Talltrees

        Not sure whether it’s physical or mental. Think more mental. “As a man thinketh.”

        I do know Germans are workaholics because I live in a community made up of 40% of them. Even on weekends, either they go to work when not required, work at home or are puttering around the house cutting the grass, repairing and building things, or just making everything around the house organized, neat and tidy. It has nothing to do with material comfort. They’d still work. They expend much energy, but it is their thoughts that propel them. They are perfectionists. Suspect this industriousness is inherited.

        Neighbors claim they become tired from watching them.

        As for other European ethnicites, some are much less inclined to be doers or at least take their time accomplishing things.

        Often wondered if mixing European nationalities had anything to do with our passiveness. In other words, except for a few areas of the country, European purebeds are a thing of the past. We no longer see distinct ethnicities. And, it might depend on which ethnicities were mixed.

      • Luca

        What I meant by “compassion” is they have too much of it. Too many bleeding hearts trying to save Africa from itself, trying to go to extremes to prove they are not racist, promoting the concept of “equality” beyond the normal meaning, denying facts of life so as to not hurt peoples’ feelings and doing things which defy logic and destroy the natural balance of things.

        If Whites had less blind compassion and more common sense we would all be better off. It is a virtue which has been taken to the extreme.

    • Berkeley Guy

      I fully agree with the latent skeptcism here concerning intelligence tests and the like. Now, I am not against intelligence tests, and if someone scores better than me, then good for that person. But I am against riding the coattails of correlation between intelligence and financial success, amongst other outcomes. I do believe that emotional intelligence and other types of intelligence exist and that such intelligences has far-reaching affects on society. This is not controversial as anyone can read the literature on such differing intelligences.

      Computational studies have been done on altruism–the tit-for-tat strategy wins. Meaning that one must be able to turn one’s altruism on and off like a switch for different individuals lest they are deceived, cuckolded, or relocated to the evolutionary dustbin.

    • wildfirexx

      A lot of the compassion you speak of is turning US and other western countries into more of a liberal Athenian state than a conservative Spartanian state. Diversity, Unisex, Same sex marriages, Artificial hate crime legislation and Petty anti-bulling, are just some of these social changes that are weakening some of our traditional values. If we continue down this road of self-destruction we may never recover.

    • John Ambrose

      The Human biodiversity chick believes that North Western Europeans are most altruistic group of humans, don’t remember what her theory as to why, but worth looking up .

    • Max

      Compassion and resource sharing are perfectly logical and adaptive WHEN one exists in a homogenous society of similarly motivated persons. It is satisfactory for rabbits to all behave similarly, share resources so that all may survive, and be unconcerned for attacks by their fellows as this is generally unprofitable. When we introduce a coyote into the rabbit house, the game changes greatly. This is what has happened in many places now where a bunch of indolent savages have been introduced into a foreign, generally homogenous, productive, cooperative culture which was formerly in balance.

      Compassion cannot be successfully extended to outsiders who offer nothing benefical in return besides “vibrancy”.

      Parasites are at the top of the food chain. They prey on the producers with minimal energy expenditure and often alter the behavior of the host organism to maximize the parasitic symbiont’s survival, optimally, without killing the host. As best I can tell, our “multicultural” hordes in every way meet the criteria to demonstrate that we are supporting a bunch of social parasites.

  • Spartacus

    Water is wet. I am now a hate criminal.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    There is just too much at stake for liberals to acknowledge the existence of racial differences in intelligence. There are many federal policies, such as massive 3rd world immigration and affirmative action, that are predicated on the fundamental biological equality of all human beings; there are many jobs, programs and livelihoods that exist solely because of the ridiculous belief that all human beings are interchangeable. Acknowledging racial differences means impoverishment for large numbers of people, especially those that work for the federal government and in academia.

    Further, liberals will demand an exacting set of criteria for proving the existence of race differences in intelligence, one that is impossible to meet. For example, there are liberals who will demand a tangible neurophysiological or genetic mechanism that can explain g-factor intelligence; they will demand an explanation as to how g-factor arises from the workings of this hypothesized mechanism in the brain. However, the same positive correlation repeatedly obtained with each battery of tests is more than enough evidence for the validity of IQ testing. Even if liberals are overwhelmed with evidence to the contrary, they have another trick up their sleeves: the gobbledygook of post-modern relativism.

    At the end of the day, we must come to realize that there is no amount of evidence that will ever topple the liberals from power. Liberalism is a religion and it cannot be fought with reason. WN must either begin its “long march through the institutions” and subvert liberal culture from within or disappear into the mixed race morass of a Brazil-like future.

    • wildfirexx

      I’m afraid you are right!… Liberals are in denial of racial intellect superiority in favor of racial equality, because they’re afraid it will lead to discrimination. The problem is that their belief in white privilege by using programs such as affirmative action, is discriminating against the very people that they are accusing of racism.

    • WR_the_realist

      I count myself as a race realist, not a white nationalist, but you are right that the doctrine of the fundamental cognitive equality of all races is the religion of the left. It is every bit as irrational and contrary to science as is, say, the Biblical literalists’ belief in a 6000 year old Earth. It is ironic that the cultural Marxists love to belittle the Biblical literalists for their ignorance. The truth is that Biblical literalists like the Amish cause no real harm to the rest of us. The Amish just want to be left alone to live their lives in a way they believe is pleasing to God, and are willing to leave the rest of us alone. By contrast the cultural Marxists are control freaks, and are totalitarian at heart. And they are often in high positions in universities, media, and government where they can do real damage to those they deem to be heretics.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Another difference is that the Amish don’t have any real political power, the race egalitarians do. But it’s still not comparable, because the imposition of the religious tenet and the inevitable consequences thereof that the Earth is only 6,000 years old doesn’t have the existentially damaging consequences that the imposition of the religious tenet of racial equality and the inevitable consequences of that has.

        Think of the difference between a regular virus and a retrovirus.

        • Alexandra1973

          Problem is, they won’t fight back. I can imagine Lequarius and his homies going through an Amish enclave. Blacks couldn’t care less if you’re peaceful and just want to be left alone–you’re easy pickings there.

          One time my dad saw this Amish guy getting beat up on and wouldn’t defend himself. Dad gave the attacker a good beatdown and the Amish guy thanked him.

  • wildfirexx

    Often, east asians are assumed to have a slightly higher IQ on average than Caucasians. This may be true… when comparing their knowledge based on results of mathematics’ and written exams. But when it comes to intuition,solving problems and inventing new ideas, it seems the Europeans trumps all the other races.

    • wildfirexx

      When in high school, I noticed most asian boys were more studious (nose in book), while a lot of white boys tended to get bored quickly and spent more time day dreaming (not just about girls), or looking out the window, thinking about other things. Maybe that gives us our creative ability.

      • Talltrees

        “most asian boys were more studious (nose in book),”

        Parental and Asian cultural browbeating.

        “while a lot of white boys tended to get bored quickly and spent more time day dreaming (not just about girls), or looking out the window, thinking about other things.”

        Could it be that school really was/is boring? I thought it was.

        • Alexandra1973

          I thought it was. Most of the time I’d sit there and make up stories in my head.

          Interestingly enough some of those stories turned into fanfiction stories years later!

          • Talltrees

            Appears you were developing an innate talent.

            I had a similar conditioning experience from my father as Asians, not quite so severe, though; therefore, I listened in class and studied. Anything below an A was unacceptable.
            Couldn’t put my finger on why school was so boring at that time, but now I see, content was dry, teachers were unchallenging, not that bright, and content led to conclusions that were not the entire truth. Not to mention the rigid class setting.

            Two teachers, one a red-haired Jew, unbeknownst to me at the time, fresh out of college, were the most intelligent, challenging, and presented the most interesting courses, biology and chemistry, both contributing to my future occupation.
            I’m inclined to ask, why should we be subject to an inadequate educational system that may do more harm than good. Maybe, for those with more incentive, discipline and persistence, homeschooling and distant education might be better options, or present a new possibility. One that permits freedom to learn on one’s own without formal instruction attached to schools and colleges. Possibly, testing done at nearby sites.

    • Talltrees

      See my response to Young Werner several posts above about Germans and Dutch.

  • Young Werther

    I don’t know…whites might have higher IQ’s than a certain group of Jews *if* whites lived and operated in as closed and insulated an environment as Jews have always lived…plus if whites had been raised from birth to grave being told they were God’s Chosen People on earth (How many thousands of years has that conditioning been going on…),more valued and more valuable than all other peoples, sure it would make a difference…expectation in the genes.

    • Young Werther

      Naturally, I agree with Fred Green.

    • Talltrees

      Askenazi IQ
      Lynn – 110

      Asian
      Lynn – 105-107

      German and Dutch IQ’s
      Lynn – 107-109
      Bui – 110
      Flynn – 111

      Shouldn’t we recognize these Europeans even though we might not be German or Dutch?

      • Young Werther

        Recognize them as what?

        • Talltrees

          Recognize those Europeans having IQ’s as high as Ashkenazi Jews and higher than Chinese and Japanese.
          We’re bombarded with Jews, Chinese and Japanese have higher IQ’s than Europeans. Not all Europeans.
          Why should Europeans be grouped together when Ashkenazis, Chinese, and Japanese aren’t? Jewish IQ would be lower than 110 if Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews scores were added together with Ashkenazis. If all Asian countries’ IQ’s, to include Chinese and Japanese, were added together, Asian IQ would be lower. That’s my point. European countries are nations as are China and Japan.
          Some European-Americans might resent recognizing Germans and Dutch as having the highest European IQ’s, but, as I said, previously, I think we should recognize them regardless of whether we have German or Dutch ancestry or not. Few in the US are purebloods anymore; therefore, for those resentful, we should put that to rest. Just my personal opinion.
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  • Young Werther

    Another interesting thing about Spot is that if his breed is known for its intelligence, good old Spot will not be so smart if he isn’t taught and trained during the time of the apex of the phase of his learning stage…same with children.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    The social-Darwinist approach—“Scratch, dog, who can, and the devil take the rest”—is cruel.
    .
    No more cruel than forcing the capable to be slaves to those who are not capable. As has been noted by many here, there are signs up in our national parks that advise visitors not to feed the animals, otherwise they become dependent and forget how to fend for themselves. Is that cruelty too?

  • dd121

    In the case of white males and white females the difference is that males do better than females at abstract reasoning. Males and females do about the same when it comes to computation. That’s how they re-wrote the SAT to get male/female to come out closer on the test. Does that change the fact that males have a higher ability at abstract reasoning? Of course not.

  • Edruezzi

    Sickle cell is caused by a difference in one letter and you could actually miss the difference when you have the different transcripts of the respective genomes lined up. The difference is that slight. Sickle cell diseases have appeared independently four times in various human populations, at least twice in Africa and once in the Mediterranean and India. In each case it spread because having or not having it was a matter of life and death. But here’s the caveat. Sickle cell spread because it was useful in fighting malaria. Now the question is, how did a gene for dumbness, or, given the crude lifestyles and crude technology of the stone age, a gene for smartness, spread? All genetic traits begin as mutations and then gain numerical preponderance because of natural or sexual selection.
    As for dog breeds, that’s a poor analogy. Deliberate, planned and targeted selection by man is very different from natural selection. Natural selection could never give us the wonders and aberrations of the Crufts dog show. Most of those species could not live in the wild, for instance, and natural selection could not have produced that level of change so quickly. Only man’s planning and corralling of the dogs, and other species, could do that. Man has a fixed goal in mind when he selects animals for breeding. Short of postulating the action of the hand of a god, or the God, or perhaps eugenics and genetic engineering by aliens, there is no such deliberate and focused selector in natural selection. We must ask ourselves if a stone age, or (assuming African or Australian Aboriginal IQs have stayed where they were in the stone age) modern African or Native Australian IQ could handle the typical tasks and hazards of life in paleolithic Europe or Asia.
    I leave that as a thought experiment for the reader.