Black societies can’t compete with white society even though there are many thousands of high IQ blacks. There just aren’t enough of them relative to their population. The distribution curve also means the smartest blacks aren’t as smart as the smartest whites. Thus wherever groups of blacks move in, higher IQ groups observe an effect known as “black undertow” as the quality of life plummets in both obvious and subtle ways.
I recently wrote about how Jews get ahead even though there are high IQ whites at their level. Though small in numbers they have better teamwork. A major reason for this is Jews have higher IQ on average and human affairs tend to be decided by group strategy over individual efforts.
On the individual level, there’s no shortage of failed and neurotic people with high IQ. This is why no one cares when people say they have high scores. They rightly look instead for demonstrated abilities, accomplishments, and personality.
IQ is just a rough proxy for someone’s ability to think abstractly and tells us little of how they’re most inclined to use it.
The meaning of this statistic expresses itself more readily in groups. If you have an individual with 10 more strength points than average, it doesn’t really tell you much.
But if you take a group and give everyone 10 more strength points, you can make predictions about improvements in everything they do that requires strength.
Most importantly, their whole society would be organized on the assumption everyone has a requisite amount of strength. A 90 lb weakling from another group might find themselves unable to open doors or twist caps on jars no one else has trouble with.
Raise the average IQ of a population by 1 point, it’s almost like heating up the ocean by 1 degree. All kinds of cascading, emergent effects result.
In a human society changing baseline expectations dramatically affects how people can be organized.
Low IQ societies have to be ruled with an iron fist because the average person can’t understand or act on an abstract appreciation of the law or future time orientation. When a 3 year old child misbehaves, they aren’t going to listen to reason. They won’t change what they’re doing unless they know they’ll get time-out or a spanking. And if they ask why, you reply: “Because I said so.”
Middle IQ societies have to be ruled with elaborate rules and laws with strict attention to detail. This is because people can understand constraints they can neither see nor touch, but they are unable to extrapolate the next step from a premise. So as with programming a computer, every exigency must be thought of in advance.
High IQ societies trust most people can make judgments about what rules matter most in light of their intended spirit. This creates high trust, highly efficient group dynamics. It’s seldom necessary to coerce people with actual force because everyone understands the big-picture need for voluntary cooperation to enjoy the benefits of a healthy society.
White people as a whole fall squarely into the middle IQ bracket.
The most common complaint of even slightly clever whites about white society is all the law suits, regulations, HR departments, ordinances, the bureaucracy, the TPS reports. These are all the hallmarks of a system that assumes the average person can follow instructions but has very little capacity for reflection or effective independent judgment.
Smart whites fight a constant battle against white undertow. Everything they try to do is met with resistance and they seethe as they see all the extra steps everyone goes through that could be easily skipped.
The +1 SD revulsion for Christianity and literal interpretation of the bible is just another example of frustration with onerous rulebooks. They aren’t quite bright enough to understand that for most people, the extra structure is healthy and necessary.
The worst disadvantage for people with above average IQ is fewer people they meet are like them, which means they have a much smaller pool of social capital to work with when trying to function in the general population.
Until they find a community of others near their level, they can’t exercise their full potential. This, however, often doesn’t take place until young adulthood after the best years for cultural acquisition and learning are already wasted.
The politics, the law, the family, public signage and advertisements are all built for the benefit of the majority. If you don’t fall in that category, you’re surrounded with reminders everyday: This society isn’t for you.
Jews, on the other hand, have superior social capital to nourish high IQ people from the day they are born.
Every one of them inherits a tradition of smart, literate people dating back thousands of years when most of the world was illiterate still until barely 200 years ago.
I sometimes think of rabbinical commentaries as the original blog comments and many of them date back to ancient to medieval times. You can’t overstate the importance of having this mindset built into the very foundation of your identity as far back as you can remember.
Jews thereby deal in complex abstractions as naturally as they breathe, it’s their stock in trade as horsemanship and archery was for the Mongols. We see smart Jews with community support easily outmatch smart whites who may even have more raw mental horsepower but have spent their lives struggling against a culture of lowbrow rigidity.
With just a glance at the high IQ vs. mid IQ society. We can get an idea where “flyover country” resentment derives from. Nerdy, clever whites with bean-counter temperaments remember how they were low ranked in childhood outside of their safe havens of marching band, choir, cross country, chess club, and debate club. They aren’t clever enough, though, to recognize the roots of their problems or how it fits into the story of humanity as a whole.
So once they are urban professionals who hang out at the same wine bars and watercoolers, they share stories and form a culture and narrative. They collectively remember what it was like to be outnumbered by proles with crass tastes. For those that were born into urban areas and spent their youths in preppy feeder schools, these stories are all they know of the outside world.
Those that grew up in the suburban and rural culture suffer from class anxiety since the urban yuppie culture is higher status. This makes signalling disapproval with the white heartlands an easy way to score points. Say it often enough, finding each time your Dunbar group approves, you start to believe it.
The final deadly ingredient of SWPL resentment is aggressive indoctrination by the gatekeepers to Upper Middle Class America. No one makes it into salary heaven without at least mouthing the right platitudes about gender and race.
But coercion alone isn’t enough. Their professors and corporate handlers feed their resentment and jealousy for the middle IQ culture. Without a seed already planted, white self-loathing among the professional class couldn’t take root.
With these powers combined, we have the right ingredients for a lesser aristocracy with no sense of noblesse oblige to a larger culture or a longer history but defined instead by rankling suspicion and fearful contempt for the lower orders they’re meant to protect.
Yesterday, an antifa rioter who smashed people’s heads with a steel bike lock was identified as a college philosophy professor who taught ethics!
It comes as no surprise he was a small and nerdy man with a reedy voice. Though he had a nice job and a house, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to finally take out his rage on those he saw as the natural enemies of his tribe.
Now he’s thrown out his life of privilege, status, and ease so he could backstab his own people in the most juvenile way. He will probably never understand that he was trying to smash the pedestal on which he stood. His life is a microcosm of the ideologies that twisted his soul.
Feminism was a lobby to change the whole society in the interests of women with above average IQ and testosterone levels. But with most of them at +1 SD, they couldn’t understand society as a whole organism, let alone their place in it. They ended up destroying gender relations for everyone.
The cultural revolution of the 60s suffered from the same disastrous misunderstanding. They attempted to make the whole society more welcoming for the slightly clever and have thereby nearly destroyed it for everyone.
Clearly white undertow has to be dealt with in a new social structure. The mildly clever are much harder to control than proles while composing nearly 20% of the white population.
They have to be either given outlets they find rewarding in the caste system or else crushed ruthlessly.
They are the ones the lower orders see as most intelligent, because they are close enough in capability to somewhat relate to them. A few equations on a white board or quotes from Einstein and the masses are impressed. If we watch a few hollywood movies, we can see the average person thinks the intellectual is some kind of magician—the more abstruse and esoteric, the smarter.
The ability of the mildly clever to influence those immediately beneath them by putting on airs means they can muster mass movements to overthrow the culture and eventually the state.
This is exactly what happened in the 20th century and the source of much of the damage we must repair. To live together, the different castes must be governed by rules appropriate to their station.