Baron Bodissey, at one of our favorite blogs, Gates of Vienna (hat tip: Richard Falknor at Blue Ridge Forum) posted a refreshingly heretical piece yesterday in which he first discusses the treatment of the Heritage Foundation’s recently let-go (shamefully by the very same Heritage Foundation) Jason Richwine because he dared to write a Phd thesis on race and IQ, and then associate himself with a report on how the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill will hurt the American economy.
An aside: I’ve had this news kicking around in my posting queue for a few days where researchers have discovered that there is an ethnic difference in immune response to TB. I don’t see anyone having a hissy-fit over the possible genetic correlation of race and how one’s body deals with Tuberculosis, yet all hell breaks loose over the issue of racial differences in IQ.
The questions Bodissey raises are ones that underlie much of what we discuss here at RRW on a daily basis as we report on real life stories that demonstrate how stupid we really are.
In Bodissey’s piece (after his lead-in about Richwine and academic studies on IQ and race) he goes on to suggest that people with high IQs are really very stupid (excepting the Chinese and Japanese) and poses this question (emphasis below is mine):
Is IQ a useful measure of intelligence, as expressed by an entire culture?
My contention is that it is not.
The two dominant racial groups in Western culture — Caucasians of European descent and Ashkenazi Jews — contrived the deadly ideology that is now known as Multiculturalism. They received no measurable assistance in this project from black Africans, or Arabs, or Trobriand Islanders. The Chinese and the Japanese, who seem to have put their high IQ scores to better use, have foregone the pleasures of Multiculturalism. This pernicious ideology is entirely the work of Caucasian and Jewish academics.
Through its implementation of the Multicultural ideal, the West is manifestly in the process of destroying itself. Within a few decades the European nation-states will no longer exist. We may already have passed the point of no return. With full deliberation we, the white race, prepared this cultural apocalypse. It was not the races with lesser IQs who did this to us; we did it to ourselves.
Some people have difficulty accepting this conclusion, and ascribe our current disaster to the manipulations of the Bilderberg Group, or an international Jewish conspiracy, or the Freemasons, or the Illuminati, or some other secret cabal that has somehow manipulated the well-meaning citizens of the West into signing up for their own doom.
But this only pushes the problem to a new level: how can some of the most intelligent people on the planet be so easily manipulated into doing such stupid things? The Chinese and the Japanese — who are also intelligent — have up until now failed to fall for this scam. Why have Westerners succumbed? [The Japanese may still succumb—the UN and the human rights industrial complex have been putting pressure on the Japanese to welcome diversity as readers of RRW know—ed]
What does intelligence mean, if intelligent people deliberately and methodically collaborate in their own destruction?
Given the cataclysm currently faced by Western Civilization, the concept of intelligence as measured by IQ seems to have little remaining empirical utility.
Please read the whole thing, there is a lot to think about.
One commenter, Aaron, suggests it’s not all whites and Jews who are to blame, just those with a Leftist ideological world view. Yes, maybe, but then one wonders how come Rightwingers (Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Grover Norquist, etc.) have fallen for the concept of a multicultural nirvana that flooding America with immigrants is supposed to bring.
I don’t really wonder! The only nirvana most of that bunch is concerned with involves cold hard campaign cash—Western Civilization be damned. Norquist is another matter.