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March 27, 2014 / JayMan

“Misdreavus” Musings

“Misdreavus” was having a field day on Twitter yesterday. Here are some the products of that:

For the record, “misdreavus” is non-White, like me.

He is also gay.

And the coup de grâce:

How about that? These are basically the running themes on my blog, and other places in the HBD-space. As we’ve seen with “misdreavus’s” commentary previously featured here, he, in short order, lays bare myths that persist within the HBD-sphere and without. He’s an anti-bullshit crusader much like myself.

This rundown was like an enhanced (and far more accurate) version of Bill Maher’s “New Rules”:

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  1. Sisyphean / Mar 27 2014 12:32 PM

    The funny thing is that being an HBD crusader is kind of anti-HBD in reality. If you believe that the groups above believe the way they do largely because they were born that way (or possibly had their brains scrambled by a pathogen of some kind), then what can you say to convince them to think the way you do? I am a wild mega open liberal artist, should I evangelize to you about the benefits of daily life drawing? Do you care? Of course, I too am barking up the wrong tree here because the same genetic forces that drive me to be different and to create art, apparently drive you guys to try to convince others that you are correct no matter how futile that might be.

    ~s

    • JayMan / Mar 27 2014 12:41 PM

      Pretty much. However, I defer to Greg Cochran on that:

      It Must Be Said

      There are facts that were once known, sometimes generally known, that are now known to but a few. Some of this information loss is caused by changes in occupational patterns – farmers automatically know something about heritability, clerks and workers in dark satanic mills, not so much.

      Many people assume that everyone is secretly aware of those unpleasant facts, but that is not the case. A generation that has grown up never hearing those facts will be almost entirely unaware of them, in part because their personal life experiences don’t impinge on those patterns much. This means that they can and sometimes do make serious mistakes that those ‘secretly aware’ types never would.

      Someone I know at TAC opined that everyone knows this stuff, and talking about it is just mean. I think he is mistaken: you have to state important facts every so often, or nobody knows them anymore.

      (emphasis added)

      Therefore:

      Anyhow, I intend to occasionally make a clear statement of some hateful fact – not necessarily because I have anything new to say on the subject (which is what I prefer). Someone has to corrupt the rising generations.

      😉

    • e / Mar 27 2014 1:52 PM

      “I am a wild mega open liberal artist, should I evangelize to you about the benefits of daily life drawing?”

      Nah, I accept that you’re happy in your pursuits. Just please don’t expect that I financially support nor do I expect you to support me.

    • Sisyphean / Mar 27 2014 1:59 PM

      Oh don’t worry, the only financial support I ask for is when someone buys something from me.

    • Guerrero / Mar 28 2014 1:59 AM

      I am a former Gay and an actual Bisexual ( with anyways with preference for men) and funny how I have never had problems with suicide, drug abuse nor pedophilia like many gays.
      Funny the assumption about Asian males, since I consider them to far better Blacks on department looks and is laughable that assumption about them, when you look outside the American media and see for example, how Korean male bands are trending topic in the Twitter of many countries.
      ( SHINee in Latin countries such as Mexico or Peru, Super Junior was a worldwide trending topic today, Exo was in Thailand )

  2. Staffan / Mar 27 2014 1:05 PM

    I don’t think attitudes are that inflexible, especially not those of liberals. As I reflected in a comment recently, liberals seem to share a bit of the truth-honoring ideal of HBDers. Which is perhaps why they ignore HBD as good as they can and focus on Westboro Baptist Church – if they need people like that to feel rational they must have a lot of cognitive dissonance. All the more reason to keep talking about these things because eventuantually many of them will reconsider. I used to be a fairly PC liberal myself as was panjoomby. Paradoxically, it may be harder to convince a traditional conservatives (on issues they don’t already agree for political reasons).

    • panjoomby / Mar 27 2014 6:47 PM

      Hats off to Misdreavus – those tweets should be on exhibit at the museum of truth. Along with wax statues of himself, JayMan, HBDchick, westhunter, etc.

      & definitely Sir Staffan, I agree that liberals are more open to truth seeking… unless they have an IQ below 115 & have permanently “sacralized equality” –

      jon haidt’s research suggests what we sacralize “binds & blinds us” – conservatives sacralize authority & loyalty, whereas liberals sacralize equality & fairness – if one has already sacralized equality it might be too late to change their belief.

      I’m guessing that higher IQ would have higher belief malleability (more open to evidence). belief malleability is analogous to science: one’s view changes with new data to more closely approximate reality… I’m with Staffan & JayMan that that better describes the mind of a liberal –- yet smart conservatives are really the only folks I’ve ever convinced/swayed to the cause (because they don’t cling to equality).

      & I agree with Sisyphean, b/c I’ve never heard anyone say, “I falsely believe the following…” arguing people into change is a sisyphean task – science publicizers think they can bring science to all – they don’t understand they can only bring it to people with a 115 IQ & above!! …Misdreavus “brings it” to all, tho!

  3. Bulk Van Der Huge / Mar 27 2014 1:37 PM

    While all human behavioral traits are heritable including political orientation, white people don’t hate white nationalism because of genetics. We know this because the Germans used to be white nationalists, but then, after much argument of the most effective kind, they were convinced that white nationalism is for losers. Now they hate it more than anyone. The genes remained roughly constant.

    White people hate white nationalism because white nationalists are losers. Losers and malcontents are the kind of people who would be drawn to racial politics in the United States during the recent period of prosperity and apparent white rule. However, the political situation is changing. More people than ever are becoming losers (thx economic inequality) and even those who are not losers are being confronted by certain harsh realities.

    We’ll see what happens.

    • JayMan / Mar 27 2014 2:19 PM

      @Bulk Van Der Huge:

      While all human behavioral traits are heritable including political orientation, white people don’t hate white nationalism because of genetics. We know this because the Germans used to be white nationalists, but then, after much argument of the most effective kind, they were convinced that white nationalism is for losers.

      Are you sure about that? Were all Germans equally gung-ho for Nazism? Are the equally against it today? The answer is no in both cases.

      White people hate white nationalism because white nationalists are losers. Losers and malcontents are the kind of people who would be drawn to racial politics in the United States during the recent period of prosperity and apparent white rule.

      Indeed. A good part of that is that, being an “unaccaptable” set of beliefs, it attracts people who are “fringe”, in one sense or another.

      But indeed, as the “winds” change, were certain positions to become more acceptable, you’d see wider embrace.

    • Jaakko Raipala / Mar 27 2014 6:11 PM

      German Nazis were most definitely NOT “white nationalists”. That is an American projection. They were Germanic supremacists who wanted to build an empire with a German elite like much of Eastern Europe used to be. A true Nazi would dump the majority of American whites in various inferiority categories and many “white nationalists” of America would find themselves grouped with the blacks that they hate.

      There were eg some Africans in Germany and mixed black/white descendants of colonial troops in France and Germany for the whole Nazi period and they were safe, although declared inferior races who could not marry Germans (but then, almost no ethnicity in Europe could marry Germans without proof of “Germanic” features). Nazi propaganda was actually denouncing America for what we now call “white nationalism” eg segregation.

      The Nazis rejected most non-German nationalists like Stepan Bandera of those Ukrainian demonstrations (strangely no one on CNN mentions who the guy in the picture is…) because non-Germans were inferior to them and they had no intention of letting Slavs have countries. Whiteness would have counted for absolutely nothing in a Nazi dominated world. Slavs, Celts and others were all supposed to become Germanized if they passed the doctor’s check and if not, well, then they’d die or be returned to a serf caste under German rule.

      Nazis were not strictly against groups like Turks and those millions of Turkish guest workers in Germany probably would have happened much the same way with a Nazi victory – they just would have been made a second class caste more explicitly, with assigned ghettoes instead of de facto ghettoes and so on.

  4. e / Mar 27 2014 1:49 PM

    LOL. Misdreavus has chosen the Big Horned Ram, no doubt a gay ram, as his avatar.

    • JayMan / Mar 27 2014 2:20 PM

      @e:

      Yup, it appears so. Very fitting, for a variety of reasons, I say.

  5. Sisyphean / Mar 27 2014 1:53 PM

    Lots of good food for thought from everyone. I’ll have to think on all of that. I think part of the genesis of my fatalistic attitude on these matters is my day to day reality: I live and work in a place where the brains tend to drain away from. It was a great financial decision to locate here, but it is also somewhat isolating intellectually. I am seldom exposed to minds open to questioning anything, let alone their own cherished beliefs.

    • e / Mar 27 2014 4:34 PM

      It’s sad that where you live could be anywhere from Atlanta to NYC to Silicon Valley.

    • panjoomby / Mar 27 2014 7:56 PM

      are you my neighbor? midwestern medium sized city? population about 350,000? red state? i hope you’re my neighbor! we can’t all be fortunate enough to live in Maine:)

    • Sisyphean / Mar 28 2014 8:42 AM

      Yes, middle sized city, No to Midwest. I’m in a Mid Atlantic state, close enough to NYC to feel its pull (and occasionally visit), but far enough away that the only culture I can enjoy is that which I make myself.

  6. Crowstep / Mar 27 2014 2:13 PM

    Anyone know if Misdreavus plans to start a blog? He seems to be ruffling feathers in all the right kinds of ways, I’m sure he could contribute to the HBD blogosphere.

    • misdreavus / Mar 28 2014 4:38 AM

      I will start blogging as soon as I am informed enough to have something interesting to say.

    • Sisyphean / Mar 28 2014 9:59 AM

      Or you could just be like me and do it anyway.

  7. Mark F. / Mar 27 2014 3:56 PM

    But surely a fair amount of gay suicide is due to homophobia. That seems like common sense to me, and I can find many obvious examples. And where are the stats on drug abuse from?

    • e / Mar 27 2014 4:36 PM

      I think the big study that showed high rates of suicide, addiction, and mental illness was in, of all places, Denmark. (Or was it the Netherlands?) I think Denmark.

    • Staffan / Mar 27 2014 5:13 PM

      Here is the Wikipedia entry,

      “Researchers have found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth is comparatively higher than among the general population.”

      As you can see this is attempted suicide and ideation, not actual suicide. It doesn’t even say if the comparison with the general population is controlled for age. It seems unlikely that there is evidence since there would be no need for a speculative proxy otherwise. And note that it says “comparatively higher” rather than a specific number – would you do that if you really had something? Some will throw in bullying into the equation but there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of that contributing to actual suicide either.

    • e / Mar 27 2014 8:17 PM

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20033129

      The association between relationship markers of sexual orientation and suicide: Denmark, 1990-2001.

      Mathy RM1, Cochran SD, Olsen J, Mays VM.

      Author information
      Abstract

      OBJECTIVE:

      Minority sexual orientation has been repeatedly linked to elevated rates of suicide attempts. Whether this translates into greater risk for suicide mortality is unclear. We investigated sexual orientation-related differences in suicide mortality in Denmark during the initial 12-year period following legalization of same-sex registered domestic partnerships (RDPs).

      METHOD:

      Using data from death certificates issued between 1990 and 2001 and population estimates from the Danish census, we estimated suicide mortality risk among individuals classified into one of three marital/cohabitation statuses: current/formerly in same-sex RDPs; current/formerly heterosexually married; or never married/registered.

      RESULTS:

      Risk for suicide mortality was associated with this proxy indicator of sexual orientation, but only significantly among men. The estimated age-adjusted suicide mortality risk for RDP men was nearly eight times greater than for men with positive histories of heterosexual marriage and nearly twice as high for men who had never married.

      CONCLUSIONS:

      Suicide risk appears greatly elevated for men in same-sex partnerships in Denmark. To what extent this is true for similar gay and bisexual men who are not in such relationships is unknown, but these findings call for targeted suicide prevention programs aimed at reducing suicide risk among gay and bisexual men.

  8. Mark F. / Mar 27 2014 3:58 PM

    I approve of male ramming. Yes indeed. 😉

  9. The Man Who Was . . . / Mar 27 2014 6:54 PM

    Dear anti-feminists: we’re not returning to the 1950s. Ever. Technology is a bitch, isn’t it?

    Uh, not so sure about this one? Women who like staying home with babies are, shockingly, the ones who have the most children. Since all behavioural traits are heritable, we’re likely to get a female population which has, on average, a strong innate desire to stay home and have babies. #realityhurts

    • JayMan / Mar 27 2014 6:57 PM

      We’ll be long since gone before anyone notices the differences from genetic changes alone.

    • e / Mar 27 2014 9:48 PM

      It’s very difficult to know who or what an “anti–feminist” is since the word “feminist” seems to have no commonly agreed upon definition.

    • Ivan .M / Mar 29 2014 6:11 AM

      @JayMan:

      “We’ll be long since gone before anyone notices the differences from genetic changes alone.”

      Can you elaborate a bit?

    • Panther of the Blogocube / Mar 30 2014 3:47 AM

      >It’s very difficult to know who or what an “anti–feminist” is since the word “feminist” seems to have no commonly agreed upon definition.

      An anti-feminist is someone who isn’t intentionally deluding themselves that men and women are equal and interchangeable.

  10. Gottlieb / Mar 27 2014 10:12 PM

    Suicide rates is higher in homossexual than heterossexual like is higher in asians than whites like is higher in… Are statistics that necessarily mean any-particular-thing about a one group because many other different groups in different categories have the same problem. Beyond the genetics (and parasites??) is very important analyse the interaction between the environment and the genes.
    if there (obviously there) a homossexual man who are not predisposed to commit suicide so, there more combination of traits that can explain whole painture and not only the causalistic and illiterate ratio ”more homossexual men commit suicides, so, homossexualism CAUSE the higher rates of suicide”. Is more complex like that. Other explanation about the ” differences between lesbians and homossexual behavior and predisposition” is that something that i read about the extremism to be man, or, the variation of personality is much more higher in men than women, like intelligence. Lgbt community is a weird michro-cosmo of the social landscape, obviously that exist a ”personality style average” of the hetero men and the homo men, but, if the hetero men already to be in extremes than women, so, homos is like a extrem compared to heterossexual men.

    • Gottlieb / Mar 29 2014 4:39 PM

      The first comment of Misdreavu about ”homophobia doesn’t cause higher suicide rates”. Groups obviously have similar characteristics (if not, was not group, duur for me, please) but is important also analyse individual by individual, subgroups by subgroups. The problem about many long-numerical terms statistical stuff of the human behavior is that it generally to be as summary and not the whole image. Homophobia is not the cause of the suicides rates in homo community will be right by some individuals and some subgroups but not to others. Is a life and is important leave it very well explained, specially to the masses.

  11. Gottlieb / Mar 27 2014 11:02 PM

    Misdreavu talk about QUAAAAASI all groups of the post modern zoo called Westland or ToAllforeignpeopleland. I think tha’ the ‘piece of cake’ is not was ”brutally” atacked by Misd… who to be????????
    Jayman, i know that you know who is

    About WN…
    is soooo easy to talk it in a highlight of the championship… because in the not soo long-long time, to be
    a white
    and a nationalist was organically understandable. (but not exactly a ”whitenationalist#, but yes, a ”white” or euroethnic tribe with a specific past or common cultural traditions)
    So, if the ”white people” despise the ‘wn’ since your beggining was a miracle to these ethno-colletivity continue to exist at today.
    Hohohoho, now i know…
    They are the ”mason-jewdaico-conspirators”.
    I will wait Misdreavu attack this groups of the lunatics,hihihihi.

    (Bs, i not have any problem both Jayman and Misdreavu, is just kidding)

  12. Dan / Mar 28 2014 1:27 PM

    “For the record, “misdreavus” is non-White, like me.

    He is also gay.”

    How do you know? I remember how, in short succession, a Syrian blogger “gay girl in Damascus” was a white dude living in Scotland, and then “Paula Brooks” behind “Lez Get Real” turned out to be a retired white dude.

    • misdreavus / Mar 28 2014 9:04 PM

      Exactly. There is no way for you to know, unless I reveal my personal information to strangers on the internet. But what *if* “HBD chick” turned out to be a “dude”? What impact would that have on the soundness of her (…or his?) arguments?

      You’ll just have to take my word for it, I guess. I aim to please no one.

  13. Ian Martin / Mar 28 2014 7:47 PM

    “Dear education reformers: We all know why you never send your own kids to “diverse” urban schools. #realityhurts”

    I know at least one liberal educator who did.

    Bless her heart and rest her soul, my dear mother was a public school teacher whose children attended violent, crime-ridden, third-rate, inner-city public schools.

    And I thank her for it, because it made me a reactionary.

    Had I gone to school in the suburbs or attended private schools, I probably would have emerged as yet another over-compensating, white-hating, black nationalist mulatto, in the mold of Eric Holder or Barack Obama.

    Instead I was rendered permanently immune to all the shibboleths of progressivism.

    Thanks again mom!

  14. e / Mar 28 2014 10:20 PM

    Jayman, saw your tweet pointing out the youtube on how homosex has survived: “The Survival of the Fabulous.”

    Okay, the title alone was enough to give pause…a lot of pause, but I forged ahead for all of a few seconds, long enough to see the guy in the lavender suit say, “I always wondered why nature would have made men like me.” You know, men like him–“fabulous” men. (And some gays wonder why the derision?)

    Saw the clip was quite lengthy and nope, just couldn’t go further.

  15. Ivan .M / Mar 29 2014 6:41 AM

    “Do what works for you” should be applied to both individuals and populations, if you ask me.

    Let my universalist friends enjoy societies in line with their evolutionary preferences. Let us particularist folk have communities that better reflect our own. Peaceful divorce. Everyone’s happy. We can stop fighting.

    Fat chance of this happening. 😦

  16. John F / Mar 29 2014 7:39 PM

    Excellent! Thank you for posting these. The libertarian one made me actually lol.

    I have found that reasonably and calmly pointing out– that the disparities in the supposed effect of “privilege” are powerful evidence against the concept’s reality– proves to be an uncommonly effective method of arguing convincingly with progressives. I have not seen many folks truly abandon the idea after I make the point, but I *have* seen the good majority of (basically thoughtful) progressives at least become reflective about the belief in a way that makes space for self-criticism. So many of my peers (early 20s) now speak casually and implicitly of privilege. I really hope the evident absurdity of this and related ideas is enough to stymie their rise to absolute moral reign in the West. But I’m not optimistic, if this even has to be said.

    Reality is the one source of truth! human reason is ultimately frail and contingent! and only assiduous auscultation of the body of aleitheia will secure us in our thinking! kai ta hetera!

    Keep doing what you’re doing, Jay.

    P.S. I’ve also found: when speaking with progressives about matters progressive, explicitly placing one’s self in opposition to their opinions will condition them emotionally and psychologically to be less amenable to reason and to foreign lines of thought. I assume this is widely transferable, but the moral righteousness particular to progressivism makes this especially eminent. A progressive lacking in intellectual self-awareness is a hard whale to find, let alone hunt. A little indirect communication is always a good thing in these cases:

    http://members.pioneer.net/~tkerns/religsite/dqsite/dq-indirectcommSK.html

  17. Staffan / Mar 30 2014 8:41 AM

    @e,

    Thanks for the link, but as you can see that study also uses a proxy, this time of registered partnership. We don’t know if that’s a representative sample. I agree that suicide mortality looks pretty elevated for this category so I’m not ruling anything out. But the rate is based on a total of 24 suicide – just 4-5 suicides more or less changes the rate dramatically.

    Another thing to consider is that the rate for young people is half of the rate of the middle aged category which in turn is half of the rate of the 66+. Are old homosexuals so sensitive? Keep in mind that the time period is 1990-2001, so a lot of them must have been terminally ill, which could contribute to suicide and also explain why the suicides were more common with increasing age since those categories have had more sex and are more likely to be infected.

  18. thordaddy / Mar 30 2014 1:13 PM

    HBD is worthless until it makes its findings explicit on the question of the homosexual “nature,” i.e., the self-annihilating “nature.”

    • thordaddy / Mar 30 2014 3:15 PM

      Jayman…

      That’s not what I had in mind…

      The causation of homosexuality is irrelevant. It is the “nature” of the thing that HBD takes no notice of…

      Meaning, HBD, at best, merely “sees” same sex attraction caused by pathogen. But even this simple assertion rarely, if ever, rears its “ugly” head amongst HBDers.

      If the homosexual is a self-annihilator and that self-annihilating “nature” has perpetuated itself, what conclusions shall we draw as to whether the cause of said homosexual was a matter of free will and/or pathogen?

    • JayMan / Mar 30 2014 3:30 PM

      @thordaddy:

      “If the homosexual is a self-annihilator and that self-annihilating “nature” has perpetuated itself, what conclusions shall we draw as to whether the cause of said homosexual was a matter of free will and/or pathogen?”

      Free will does not exist. All actions have causes. What we’re investigating is what those causes are and how they work.

    • thordaddy / Mar 30 2014 3:48 PM

      Jayman,

      I understand what you’re doing…

      But clearly, it is motivated in part by the desire to deflect attention from a more perplexing question…

      Namely…

      What does HBD have to say ABOUT the homosexual “nature?”

      I assert that they have “nothing” to say…

      I assert that they have “nothing” to say about the self-annihilating “nature.”

      Rather odd, I say.

    • JayMan / Mar 30 2014 3:55 PM

      @thordaddy:

      Did you see this sequence of tweets from misdreavus?

      See his feed for more around there.

    • JayMan / Mar 30 2014 3:57 PM

      @thordaddy:

      HBD only has to say what is the case with people, just as geology only has to say what is the case with Earth and oceanography has to say what is the case with the sea. That’s all HBD is: the science of human biological differences. That’s it.

    • thordaddy / Mar 30 2014 4:35 PM

      Lol…

      Jayman…

      He who makes up the core of HBD tells “us” so much more about HBD than does HBD tell us about HBD.

      You are simply reiterating that “jayman” makes no judgement concerning the self-annihilating “nature.” “It” just is… Here by potential pathogen.

      Does it need a cure?

      Does “equality” mean healthy equals diseased?

      And on and on…

      Jayman thinks nothing… HBD makes jayman equal to faulty AI…

      Voila’… Evidence for AI… His name is “jayman,” “black” nerd who unwillingly “observes” no human free will…

      BUT… Has human-like intelligence.

      This is quite the feat. Turing is stirring.

  19. Paul / Mar 30 2014 1:17 PM

    “Dear immigrant activists: 3rd world immigrants tend to recreate the 3rd world everywhere they go.”

    Is this actually true? Last time I checked, Texas, California, Florida and other heavy third-world immigrant descendent states weren’t “poor”: they were richer than Germany for God’s sake!

    This kind of slopping thinking that makes you HBD people so despised by everyone.

    • JayMan / Mar 30 2014 2:33 PM

      @Paul:

      Is this actually true? Last time I checked, Texas, California, Florida and other heavy third-world immigrant descendent states weren’t “poor”: they were richer than Germany for God’s sake!

      Let’s take a look at that:

      compared to:

      As well, take a trip to Third World immigrant-heavy neighborhoods across Europe some time.

    • Paul / Mar 30 2014 5:23 PM

      You REALIZE that an income of US$ 19,2 to US$ 34,5 thousand dollars is not Third World income, do you? What this maps proves is that all things equal, asians will do better than whites, and whites will do better than blacks on well governed countries. This probably (almost certainly) has something to do with different cognitive abilities. But you links does not prove that heavy immigration makes a country poorer. Just look at it. The effect is dwarved by the gains: this immigrants are WAY better than their ascendents that stayed on their countries (as you probably are, vis a vis yours ascendents on Jamaica, am I right?), and even the immigrant-heavy neighborhoods are very rich by world standards. Like, top 5%, I think.

    • JayMan / Mar 30 2014 8:13 PM

      @Paul:

      As we will soon see, immigrants, especially to the U.S., are typically elite groups. They are generally NOT representative of the population from which they are drawn. And indeed, the more the cognitive ability of these source populations differs from the U.S., the more elite the immigrants tend to be. The most representative immigrants are the various Hispanics (mostly Mexicans and Puerto Ricans).

      Canada, since it is more isolated from the rest of the world and has a bit more restrictive immigration policy, gets an even more elite set of immigrants.

      Europe however doesn’t seem to be so lucky. They frequently admit refugees and have otherwise lower restrictions on immigration, so they get a much more representative slice of the source populations. This is why you have ethnic ghettos across many NW European countries.

    • Paul / Mar 31 2014 6:18 AM

      @Jayman: “I’m getting the feeling I’m going in circles here. Not a good thing (take the hint).”

      I’ll take your hint and put some data on the table.

      The best “brute” indicator that we have of well being is GDP per capita so let’s begin with it.

      Wikipedia:
      “In 2002, the average individual income among Hispanic and Latino Americans was highest for Cuban Americans ($38,733), and lowest for Dominican Americans ($26,467) and Puerto Rican Americans ($27,877). For Mexican Americans it was $33,927, and $30,444 for Central and South Americans.”

      Let’s compare this performance with that of Germany, the biggest European economy:

      http://www.indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?c=gm&v=67
      Germany year 2002 US$ 26,600 (GDP per Capita PPP)

      Germans were poorer than Puerto Ricans and slightly richer than Dominican Americans, by this indicator. This is NOT third world country performance, got it?

      Let’s do it again with another good indicator of well being, life expectancy.

      Wikipedia
      “Hispanic and Latino Americans are the longest-living Americans, according to official data. Their life expectancy is more than two years longer than for non-Hispanic whites and almost eight years longer than for African Americans.”

      Again: this is not Third World country performance. I think the statement of your friend, that third world country immigrants REPLICATE third world countries conditions in the USA was WRONG, and it is very easy to show that this is the case. Can we agree on this one?

    • Paul / Mar 31 2014 6:50 AM

      Also, immigrants from poor countries seem to do much better on your country than in Europe. The reasons for this must be multiple and fascinating (less developed welfare States, less Muslim immigration, employment “at will” doctrine, history of less xenophobia, HBD reasons (your immigrants are less inbred, because they are from Catholic cultures), etc.).

    • leeminh0 / Apr 5 2014 7:14 PM

      You are delusional, they have high per capita, because they absorb the wealth created by high IQ races, once they become majority, they could NOT absorb anymore wealth and they will be in a stagnation of per capita

  20. Abelard Lindsey / Mar 30 2014 4:56 PM

    I like what misdreavus has to say. Its really quite hilarious. However, as a libertarian, I do have a reply to him. Misdreavus makes the assumption common to most non-libertarians that libertarianism, in general, ignores certain realities of human nature. I would counter this argument that libertarianism is, in fact, the only political philosophy that actually recognizes a very fundamental aspect of human nature

    All human organizations and institutions devolve into bureaucracy over time. The larger the organization, the more bureaucratic it becomes. It is also a known fact that all bureaucracy is dysfunctional (this appears to be a law of nature that is rooted in human nature). Libertarianism appears to be the only political philosophy that recognizes this fact. All non-libertarian political philosophies and ideologies (religion is simply a subset of ideology) are based on the efficacy of large scales institutions and organizations of one form or another. Since all of such things are inherently bureaucratic and therefore, by definition, dysfunctional, it is reasonable to say that it is all of the non-libertarian world-views that are in deep denial of this fundamental reality of human nature.

    30 years of experience of all kinds of human institutions have convinced me that this is indeed the case. This is the reason why I am even more of a libertarian today, at age 50, than I was 30 years ago.

    • panjoomby / Mar 30 2014 5:34 PM

      i’m libertarian-ish: legalize freedom! i’m socially liberal, but fiscally starting to think i want my tax dollars to pay only for the part of public ed that involves reading, writing, science & math. not so much for the sensitivity training, cultural awareness & indoctrination. folks can get that on their own – not on my dime. i wish libertarians would realize different peoples are not interchangeable – but that’s a problem with many political persuasions. i wondered about misdreavus’s beef with libertarianism (since i’m a socially liberal/fiscal moderate – libertarian-ish) sure, we’re totally wrong for being all open borders & also wrong for magically pretending all peoples can be interchangeable if we simply wish hard enough (b/c it’s nice, that’s why!:), but we must be right about some things…

  21. MontyLives / Mar 30 2014 5:38 PM

    I think I’ve found my next boyfriend.

  22. Gottlieb / Mar 30 2014 9:18 PM

    To say ” don’t there free will’ is stupid, sorry Jayman, if your conclusion is true so who to be control you to be a hbd blogger and to say ”don’t there free will”?
    patogens?
    The problem about majority of homossexual community is the exxaggeration but many homossexual men are not socially dysfunctional and it can leave into account, to us not commit same error in the past. The same about black community, if this interest you Jayman.
    And antecipate your probability of answer about my ”micro-aggression” (hihihi) against you (don’t leave this part a serious), i’m very concern about try make the good, but, stereotyping a great diverse group. I agree absolutelly that irresponsible sexual behavior is a social vector to sexually infected diseases but the behavior and not the group should be erradicate. If not, so we have make something with jews and blacks, type an cure to ”psychological problems” of ashkenazis and extremelly dysfunctional average behavior of ”black people”.

  23. Gottlieb / Mar 30 2014 9:28 PM

    Packing…
    If you do not believe in free will then who is controlling you to be a hbd blogger, and say there is no free will?

    Like i said, the problem is behavior and not groups. Behavior are cause by different combinations of the evolucionary events. Healthy sexual behavior need to be incentived and the problematic types need to have psychiatric treatment.

    • Paul / Mar 31 2014 5:39 AM

      @Jayman: The most representative immigrants are the various Hispanics (mostly Mexicans and Puerto Ricans).

      They’re also very prosperous… They don’t “replicate” third world countries in the USA. This is false, sloppy thinking. You must be more precise with with your statements. As it is, I don’t see any difference between your friend’s attempt on wit and garden variety xenophobia… Low IQ people, at least on the USA, are capable of living with dignity and incomes higher than that of European or East Asia countries. What is your beef with them? Let them be.

    • JayMan / Mar 31 2014 5:44 AM

      @Paul:

      I’m from the South Bronx. I have first-hand experience with how Puerto Ricans are doing. Prosperous is a very generous term.

      The data on overall Hispanic performance in the U.S. contradicts you.

      I’m getting the feeling I’m going in circles here. Not a good thing (take the hint).

    • JayMan / Mar 31 2014 5:51 AM

      @Paul:

      Low IQ people, at least on the USA, are capable of living with dignity and incomes higher than that of European or East Asia countries. What is your beef with them? Let them be.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/sweden/10080320/Stockholm-riots-leave-Swedens-dreams-of-perfect-society-up-in-smoke.html

      http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/norway-deports-record-number-of-muslims-to-reduce-crime/

      http://humstats.blogspot.com/2011/11/england-riots-2011-new-police.html

      And rioters in the bottom link were Jamaican, like me.

      The situation is not as bad in the U.S., but there’s plenty of reason to not roll out the welcome mat to people from all the corners of the globe. Search for my posts on immigration for some of them.

  24. Staffan / Mar 31 2014 9:12 AM

    @Paul

    “The best “brute” indicator that we have of well being is GDP per capita so let’s begin with it.

    Wikipedia:
    “In 2002, the average individual income among Hispanic and Latino Americans was highest for Cuban Americans ($38,733), and lowest for Dominican Americans ($26,467) and Puerto Rican Americans ($27,877). For Mexican Americans it was $33,927, and $30,444 for Central and South Americans.”

    Let’s compare this performance with that of Germany, the biggest European economy:

    http://www.indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?c=gm&v=67
    Germany year 2002 US$ 26,600 (GDP per Capita PPP)

    Germans were poorer than Puerto Ricans and slightly richer than Dominican Americans, by this indicator. This is NOT third world country performance, got it?”

    Average income and GDP/PPP are completely different measures. Even if they correlate well the absolute numbers can’t be compared.

    “Let’s do it again with another good indicator of well being, life expectancy.

    “Hispanic and Latino Americans are the longest-living Americans, according to official data. Their life expectancy is more than two years longer than for non-Hispanic whites and almost eight years longer than for African Americans.”

    Again: this is not Third World country performance.”

    This is not a good indicator for all groups because there are genetic differences between groups that affect life expectancy. Something that has been dealt with extensively on this blog btw.

    “Last time I checked, Texas, California, Florida and other heavy third-world immigrant descendent states weren’t “poor”: they were richer than Germany for God’s sake!”

    By what metric? You don’t provide a source and the only I could find is Wikipedia/IMF’s nominal GDP per capita. It has California as slightly above Germany but Texas and Florida clearly below,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_between_U.S._states_and_countries_by_GDP_%28nominal%29_per_capita

    You may also consider that Germany has its own share of third world immigrants so it’s not a comparison to how things go if you allow third world immigration or not. It would be better to compare groups within America on things like crime and poverty. But we already know what that comparison looks like.

    • Paul / Mar 31 2014 1:31 PM

      @Staffan: It would be better to compare groups within America on things like crime and poverty. But we already know what that comparison looks like.

      Fair enough. We can do both things, and find that “model minorities” like east Asians, Ashkenazi Jews, Hindus, etc. fare better than whites, which fare better than latinos and blacks (not immigrants, like Nigerian or Haitian doctors) are right on the bottom.

      We all agree with it.

      But can we also agree that, on absolute levels, blacks and Latinos are very rich, approaching European standards, that they live much better in the USA than almost anywhere else, that a great majority of them is not really poor or criminal or on welfare, and that latinos are a little dumber but probably a little healthier and happier (their genetics is not worse on everything) than whites as well?

      I think nothing that I’ve just said should be all that controversial, should it?

  25. Staffan / Mar 31 2014 4:05 PM

    Asians and Jews are mostly not third world immigrants at all and Hindus, at least in the UK, are smarter than the British average thus making them at least 20 IQ points above the Indian national average. I’m assuming the immigrant activist Misdreavus is addressing isn’t one that would insist on high IQ immigrants only.

    As for the regular immigrants, they are mostly better off in America than in their home countries because they enjoy various benefits. But even with this help it’s clear that they have some important characteristics in common with the third world countries they come from, like a low level of education and a high level of violent crime.

  26. Mark F. / Mar 31 2014 5:31 PM

    Immigrants should be evaluated on a case by case basis, in my opinion. I don’t see the sense of a blanket exclusion of immigrants from various countries. And interestingly, Mexico now has the same average per capita income (adjusted for PPP) as the U.S. did in 1950.

    • Staffan / Mar 31 2014 8:18 PM

      I’m not opposed to an individual evaluation if it can be done at a reasonable cost. Although if you look to eliminate all candidates that will be a burden this may amount to something very close to a blanket exclusion, especially if you take regression to the mean into account.

  27. Mark F. / Apr 1 2014 3:56 AM

    Of course, the U.S. has failed to keep out something like 11 million immigrants who aren’t supposed to be here (my libertarian side points out the significant failure of the law), but I can’t see trying to deport or drive them out at this point. Is that really in our best interest? Or humane? Criminals excluded.

    • Staffan / Apr 1 2014 7:57 AM

      Every country needs to take care of their own first and foremost. As a libertarian you may not see it that way but I believe that identity is built on blood and history and without it a country will deteriorate into crime and corruption and eventually split up. There is nothing humane about that.

      Also, if you give these 11M citizenship there will be another 11M and so on. Mexico is doing fairly well because it profits from America, but if America becomes a new Mexico then you will have to find a new America to profit from. Easier said than done.

  28. Anonymous / Apr 1 2014 4:36 AM

    humans are homogeneous at the genetic level compared to other apes.

    human behavior is the most varied of any animal. this behavior is 100% learned. (eskimos aren’t born knowing how to hunt narwhal.)

    the influence of genes on human behavior is negligble across a sufficiently large sample of environments.

    all behavioral genetics is rot.

    QED

    here’s an example regarding by far the most heritable psychological trait: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6609726

    i can go into slightly more detail if you like, but it will require greater mathematical sophistication than even herr doktor professor steve hsu has to understand.

    • JayMan / Apr 1 2014 11:36 AM

      @Anonymous / Apr 1 2014 4:36 AM:

      Great April Fool’s joke!

    • Anonymous / Apr 1 2014 7:52 PM

      not a joke.

      it seems very clear to me now that hbders don’t want to or can’t understand the truth.

    • panjoomby / Apr 2 2014 10:22 AM

      dude, the ability to learn varies by individual – that variance is what selection acts upon (if selection is allowed to:) e.g., let’s take a learned ability, viz., reading. reading behaves as if it’s 70 or 80% inherited (monozygotics reared apart correlate higher than dizoygotics reared together, etc.) that’s crazy- how is a learned behavior heritable? because the brain structure that affects reading is inherited. do you think the brain is the only organ that is not subject to heritability? THAT would be crazy.

  29. Overcover White Man / Apr 1 2014 4:54 AM

    For the record, “misdreavus” is non-White, like me.

    But aren’t you non-White in the same sense that you’re non-Black and non-Chinese? I suspect that, like David “Undercover Black Man” Mills, you can pass as white or as non-Black.

    He is also gay.

    And his logic fails him because of that:

    Dear white nationalists: if the vast majority of your own race finds you repulsive, you don’t stand a damn chance.

    In 1900, the vast majority regarded “white nationalism” as fine and homosexuality as “repulsive”. So presumably homosexuals didn’t stand a chance of having their vibrant sexuality recognized as a valid lifestyle optionization. And gay marriage was never ever going to happen.

    The vast majority of whites do not find white nationalism repulsive. Tim Wise and countless other liberals believe in a very important part of white nationalism, because they live in highly non-vibrant areas, as far away from blacks and Hispanics as they can get. In the UK, when people are presented British National Party policies without being told that they’re BNP policies, a majority agree with them. The BNP supports nothing that mainstream parties in 1900 didn’t support. But “white nationalism”, i.e. the natural, healthy preference for whites to have control of their own destiny and control the borders of their own nations, has been demonized by the media. Misdreavus joins in the demonization.

    • JayMan / Apr 1 2014 9:37 PM

      @Overcover White Man:

      But aren’t you non-White in the same sense that you’re non-Black and non-Chinese?

      Without hypodescent, sure.

      I suspect that, like David “Undercover Black Man” Mills, you can pass as white or as non-Black.

      Probably not…

    • Overcover White Man / Apr 3 2014 4:43 AM

      But aren’t you non-White in the same sense that you’re non-Black and non-Chinese?

      Without hypodescent, sure.

      Interesting word. Critical race theory is useful for something. You and Misdreavus are certainly better off joining what Steve Sailer calls “the flight from white”. Whitey is the cancer of human history, after all.


      I suspect that, like David “Undercover Black Man” Mills, you can pass as white or as non-Black.

      Probably not…

      But then again:

      Singer Rihanna says she was bullied at school – for being ‘white’. The raunchy star says she was taunted growing up on the Caribbean island of Barbados because she was fair-skinned. — Singer Rihanna says she was bullied at school – for being ‘white’.

  30. Anonymous / Apr 4 2014 5:13 AM

    In the face of the unexpected and disappointing failures of GWA studies and previous molecular genetic research methods, Haworth and Plomin argued that the field should return its focus to quantitative genetic studies of families, twins, and adoptees, which have a “bright future.” Thus, they called for a retreat to previous kinship studies in light of the failures of molecular genetic research, never considering the possibility that the critics were right all along that the massive flaws and untenable theoretical assumptions of these methods explain these failures.

    Plomin could not name any replicated gene findings in a 2011 publication, and continued to explain these negative results on the basis of “missing heritability.”35 According to Plomin, “The big question now in molecular genetics is how to identify the ‘missing’ heritability; the big question for non-shared environment is how to identify the ‘missing’ non-shared environment.” As critics have argued, both are “missing” because behavioral geneticists have mistakenly interpreted twin studies as providing unequivocal evidence in favor of genetics. Plomin and his colleagues continue to place total faith in twin research, and continue to ignore the implications of other evidence, which includes Plomin’s own carefully performed 1998 longitudinal adoption study that found a non-significant .01 personality test score correlation between birthparents and their 245 adopted-away biological offspring. According to Plomin and his colleagues, this birthparent-biological offspring correlation is “the most powerful adoption design for estimating genetic influence,” which “directly indexes genetic influence.”http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/genewatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=384#endnotes

    • panjoomby / Apr 4 2014 10:24 AM

      things are polygenetic, rude dude. you think b/c there’s no “smoking gun individual gene” for much of anything, that therefore genes don’t matter – what a dufus! (variant spelling: doofus)

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