Friday, February 15, 2008

Why We Blog, Part Two: Race

Yesterday, I began a two part series on why my postings are unexpectedly weighted toward the topics of race and sex. Thursday was sex. Today, race. Again, its easier to start with what doesn't motivate me.

1. You're a racist.

. . . and my mother dresses me funny, right? Seriously, what does this word even mean anymore?

2. You hate blacks (or Latin Americans, or whatever).

Nope, sorry. I get on well with the blacks I know professionally and socially. Of course, these have been pre-screened by cognitive ability and/or wealth and income. I don't really know any under-class blacks.

I lived in Latin America as a child, had a great time there, and have several Latin friends both in the U.S. and down there, plus a lot of secondary contacts. These, too, tend to come from Latin America's white elite rather than its Mestizo majority. My circle of acquaintances was more diverse when I lived there.

3. Some blacks or Mexicans robbed you / beat you up / stole your girl / took your slot via affirmative action / otherwise gave you a grievence.

Not that I know of. My elementary years featured lots of intimidation and some violence at the hands of my peers, virtually all of whom were white. My one semester at majority-black school was palpably scary, but I was mainly left alone. While I have principled objections to affirmative action, it was never an issue for me personally.

4. You hanker for Jim Crow.

Nope, sorry. I have expressed sympathy for poor whites who bore the costs, in terms of rising crime, declining schools, and neighborhoods turned into slums, of desegregation policies created by wealthy lawyers and judges with children in private schools . . . but I have no use for legally mandated segregation. In fact, I have no plan other than what we are already doing:

a. Stiff sentences, aggressive policing, a million plus blacks in prison. Throw in parole, suspended sentences, and people awaiting trial, and a fairly significant fraction of the black population are clients of the pointy-end of law enforcement.

b. De-facto re-segregation. Whites have long since abandoned black neighborhoods, and this process is largely complete. Under-class blacks have easy access to very few whites, and pretty much leave the rest of us alone.

5. You believe in the superiority of the white race.

So . . . somebody like Half Sigma, who wears his contempt for religion on his sleeve, can find a modest inverse correlation between professed religiosity and the results of a 10-question vocabulary test, fatuously declare that religion makes you stupid, and nobody says boo. But the moment someone acquaints himself with about a century's worth of data and peer-reviewed studies showing differences in cognitive ability between races, differences which predict all manner of economic an social outcomes both within and between countries, and that person is guilty until proven even guiltier of harboring invidious racialist motivations.


The question of the differences in mental and social facility between the races is an empirical one, and its answer can be obtained independent of the motivations of those who ask it. Until my accusers take the time to acquint themselves with this mountain of evidence, I see little reason to take their accusation in good faith.

So now the punchline. Why do I blog about race?

The truth.

Our bien pensants have sold us a lie. They have deployed the entire apparatus of memetic transmission to sell this lie for over two generations. They have harassed and intimidated anyone who questions the lie, costing them their livelihoods, driving them from polite society, and, in other countries, subjecting them to criminal prosecution.

The lie they sell is the lie of human equality.

This lie is behind any number of policy disasters, from No-Child-Left-Behind, to immigration, to the Iraq war. This lie requires us to undertake useless projects like affirmative action, disparate impact prosecutions, and racial quotas throughout a widening swath of economic activity. It is, even now, paralyzing the defense of our national borders before an unprecendented invasion of alien peoples.

And what do these liars have to say when confronted with their failures in the face of mounting social dysfunction? "Oh no," cry the liberals, "we explain it all by racism, discrimination, and bad schools." "Oh no," respond the conservatives, "it's all really about welfare, bastardy, and bad schools."

I'm tired of the lies.

I'm tired of the misbegotten policies.

I'm tired of the national suicide.

I could come up with more sweet-sounding reasons to justify better policies, and there is no shortage of such reasons to do this. But I have chosen to go right to the heart of the problem, and take on the lie head-first.


Dr.D said...

This is an interesting discussion about the Big Lie. We will continue to hear this, and other lies, as long as Political Correctness (PC) continues to rule in our land. This, PC, is a self inflected wound that we are free to throw off any time we as a people are willing to stand up and exert the moral courage to say we will have no more of it. What we are in fact seeing right now is the complete moral degradation that has descended upon our land as evidenced by our total unwillingness to do this simple act of repudiation.

It would be so easy, and yet it is evidently so hard for a people who no longer know right from wrong, a people who are gone so morally soft. We have become a people who value the easy way over the right way. We deserve what we get.

Tanstaafl said...

The lie they sell is the lie of human equality.

Yes, this is the root of it all. Or at least the root of all the propaganda. Why they tell this lie is a rabbit hole unto itself.

I'm also tired of the lies. As Dr. D suggests the solution is to reject them. We have. The responsibility we must then recognize is to confront the lie amongst our family and friends. After that, if we can elude the gulags and gas chambers the hysterical liars are always accusing non-liars of wanting to impose that they themselves will be the ones imposing, then we can worry about tracking the scoundrels down their rabbit hole.

But first the lies must stop.

True Newspaper said...


Jewish people are the most intelligent. They win almost 40% of the Nobel Prize's and they have a small population of only 14 million. So by far they exceed the other races in intelligence. The other races having huge numbers and such small contributions.

IQ tests, test intellectual conformity, not creativity and originality. This would explain the Asian high IQ's. They as a people are the ultimate conformists.

In IQ tests there is typically only one answer to the problem. That problem being a social conformity to reason. But everyone knows that Genius's and all of the greatest developments in the world are not the product of conformity. Conformity never breeds creativity. We can see this in the lack of influence the Asian population has had on Science. China used to be called the "sick man" of Asia. Their population is massive and their contribution to innovation is almost nil. We can see this lack of originality in their adoptation of European philosophies, I.e. Communism.

Friedrich Nietzsche and other Philosophers have critized Asians. Nietsche used the words "Pallid osification" to describe Orientals.

Pallid: lacking sparkle or liveliness.

Osification: The process of becoming set and inflexible in behavior, attitudes, and actions. Inflexible conformity, rigid unthinking acceptance of social conventions.

The reality is Asian people have yet to understand that laws and rules are arbitrary. Europeans make the rules and Asian's follow them.

It also doesn't make sense that Asian's are considered smart because of the fact that they have destroyed their own countries. This is due to over-population and their basic lack of enviromental understanding.

It is also common scientific fact that women who have many children are ignorant, and those who have less children are more intelligent. This has already been proven in studies. So it seems strange to say that Asians are smart when the obviousness of their backwards countries, and medieval lifestyle makes them contrary to that premise.

Europeans have the most advanced civilizations and every other race has yet to meet these levels other than the Japanese. The Japanese only being good at copying other people's inventions and making them better. Other than that their original creativity is lacking as well. They took American cars and made them better. They took the German camera and made it better. And they took German steel and made it better. Otherwise the greatest advances still come from Europeans and Jews. Other than that the Orientals have yet to produce an Einstein or a Thomas Edison.

When it comes to Black people. It makes sense that they have low intellectual comformity, I.e. IQ tests. They are far too creative to be trapped in this unoriginal form of conditioning. You can tell their creative capacity in their athletics, music, dance, and the way they talk. They by far exceed the Asiatic races in these areas. Being better singers, musicians ect. Blacks far exceed Asians in emotive expression. In all of North America there is only one or two famous high-paid Asian actors.

Reality, Europeans rule the world and they have allowed others to exist only out of desire for economic bennifet. They, (Europeans) are also the physically strongest, winning the Strongest Man competitions again and again.

The greater the conformity, the weaker the race. Thus we see the races as they are today. The wild animal being bred out of man, and the physically impotent, conformist thriving.

Otherwise "Group psychology" is the most destructive thing in the world. All these stereotypes are false when it comes to the individual. Individualism is the most important thing for this time. All countries, Relgions, groups need to dissolve for man to live in peace.

Dr.D said...

There seems to be a large gap in the reasoning of true newspaper at one point in particular. He has been at pains to talk about the difference between IQ (conformity) and creativity, and then he gets to black people.

He says that black people are highly creative. What he fails to show, however, is why black people have not created anything of lasting value with this supposed great creativity. They win few if any Nobel prizes, they make few advances in science, they don't create great music that will be held in high regard hundreds of years from now, their literature is mostly trash.

Their "creative accomplishments" are strictly for the moment, transient, and of no lasting value. The only reason anyone knows about it outside their immediate neighborhood today is mass communications which did not exist in an earlier age. This is a very low level "creativity."