Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Flag Must Fall

We the People have a gaping racial wound.  It won’t heal as long as a particular problematic flag continues to fly.

Recent tragic events demonstrate one thing about the flag above all else: it inflames racial resentments.  While the flag is still regarded by some as a legitimate symbol of cultural heritage, it is seen by many others as a symbol of hate.  Regardless of its historical origins, the fact remains that the flag has been co-opted by bigots.  They wrap themselves in the flag’s colors in order to promote racial violence and even racial genocide. 

The flag should have no place in any public space in the year 2015. 

I am therefore calling on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to support the immediate and permanent removal of the Black Nationalist flag that currently flies on the campus of Malcolm X College.   This flag often appears at rallies held by black supremacists such as the New Black Panthers.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, describes the New Black Panther Party as a “virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers.”

When I visited Chicago last year and took the “L” to the South Side, I made my way to Malcolm X College.  There I saw, alongside the flags of the United States and the City of Chicago, the Black Panther flag. 

The flag casts a dark shadow on the Windy City.  As a white person, I did not feel welcome in that part of town.   I did not feel safe walking the streets as a member of a race that is disproportionately victimized by interracial violence.

This blood-stained flag of black militancy has no place on the grounds of an institution that is supported by taxpayer dollars.  The flag must come down

I urge the president of Malcolm X College, Anthony E. Munroe, to do the right thing.  Take down the flag. 

If the leadership of Malcolm X won’t take it down, then Chicago’s mayor must end his silent endorsement of this racially divisive symbol in his city’s midst.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, and Chicago’s own in the Oval Office, Barack Obama, each have an opportunity and an obligation to speak up on this issue – and help our nation rise above.

We will take a major step toward rising above the racial violence of our past when Chicago’s still-flying flag of racial hostility finally falls.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

That's Why I Offend You

"The sentimental philosophy starts from the first principle that nothing is true which is disagreeable, and that we must not believe anything which is 'shocking' no matter what the evidence may be." 
William Graham Sumner

Sentimental philosophy, or emotionalism, dominates contemporary political discourse.  It is the view that feelings are the arbiters of what is right and wrong.

Ironically, emotionalism now emanates in its most extreme and repressive forms from institutions that were originally founded on reason and free inquiry: the universities.   At the universities, holders of certain sets of feelings are privileged with veto power over the dissemination of facts.  Feminist feelings and feelings of color can be deployed to defeat a proposition or prevent it from being heard. 

From speech codes that prohibit offensive utterances, to mandatory Diversity and Sensitivity training for thought offenders, to mandatory Trigger Warnings on classic literature, to guilt-inducement sessions for unconscious emitters of micro-invalidations, to the erection of Safe Spaces where psychologically fragile members of politically protected groups can be mollycoddled...emotionalism drives the new Orwellian order.  Big Brother has been replaced by Big Mother.  And hordes of infantilized mental children, most of whom inhabit adult bodies, come crying to her like tattle-tales whenever they are emotionally triggered by a joke, opinion, or fact.  They want Big Mother to punish naughty-think.

Meanwhile, the self-appointed lieutenants of Big Mother’s thought police have decreed that the Western intellectual tradition in the sciences, which proceeds based on axiomatic rules of logic and  adherence to empirical evidence, is Sexist and Racist.  Alternative forms of logic (polylogism) and non-objective ways of knowing are just as valid, they say.  To these post-modernists, what matters is not what is true or false objectively but what is right or wrong subjectively, as dictated by their feelings.

For example, a positive, empirically testable claim about how innate sex differences or innate race differences influence social outcomes is automatically wrong.  It doesn’t matter what the evidence is.  To even consider evidence for biologically driven group variations is deemed illegitimate.  Protected groups with hypersensitivities are entitled to feel equal – the scientific method be damned. 

Innate equality must be accepted a priori as an article of faith.  Question it and you can be rendered an Unperson

That is the social status of the unreformed realist.  He is the Unperson who refuses to surrender his cognitive objectivity.  He is the Unperson who refuses to feign deference to the feigned emotional distress displayed by political jackals.  He is the uncompromising defender of objective truth – not merely as a legitimate competing value in the balkanized post-modern intellectual landscape, but a defender of objective truth as a superior value. 

When it comes to understanding nature, including human nature and its variations, objectivity is superior to subjectively self-centered blackness, subjectively self-centered femininity, and the entire socially subjective Social Justice framework within which institutionally privileged identity groups emote and agitate.

In contrast to the sentimental philosophy of Social Justice, realist philosophy start from the first principle that nothing can be agreeable which is false.  In other words, false premises, even if saturated in feel-good platitudes, must be discarded. 

The most heavily sentimentalized false premise of our time is that of innate human equality.  Like a beneficent deity, equality is something that’s widely believed in but never seen.  Equality is never seen because humans aren’t a homogenous species.   

Anyone who looks cursorily at humanity without wearing egalitarian blinders can’t help but to notice biological differences.  Whatever similarities we may share, humans are obviously a polytypic species.  We differ as individuals.  We also differ as descendants of geographically isolated breeding populations that evolved out of the Stone Age in different parts of the world. 
The racial variations that are observable today in the United States, for example, can be traced back to the variations in climate that existed from sub-Saharan Africa to Northeast Asia to Western Europe tens of thousands of years ago.  The ancient ancestors of modern white Americans had to adapt to a cold climate.  Surviving the cold winters of Scandinavia required a different set of physical and cognitive traits than surviving the tropical jungles of Central Africa.  Today, Nordics and Congoids can both survive the comforts of an American city.  Yet even in the same modern environment, their respective ancestrally inscribed racial characteristics express themselves in highly predictable ways.

Almost all traits pertaining to physical appearance and cognitive functioning are highly heritable; and almost all such traits show recognizable patterns of variation that just so happen to correspond with the purported arbitrary social constructs of race and gender.  If race and gender are social constructs, then DNA gave us the blueprints.

No, white males aren’t hard-wired to come out on top in all measures of human ability.  And yes, for a great many traits there is more variation within groups than between them.  The ethnocentric racial sentimentalist who idealizes a particular ethnicity’s phenotype set, and imagines that its members are each endowed with categorically superior traits, is no more objective than the anti-Racist egalitarian.  But whereas white racialists are now socially marginalized, anti-white Diversifiers control the zeitgeist. 

The race and gender tribalists who claim to be fighting for equality use institutional power to privilege their own offendedness and get their adversaries banned, fined, fired, or jailed over intellectual disagreements.  The people you cannot offend profess a creed of equality that cannot be criticized.  Equality is, in the Western world, the only remaining sacralized notion which cannot be opposed – at least not on a fundamental, biological basis. 

In the Muslim world, the prophet Muhammed cannot be opposed.  He cannot even be depicted visually.  The political cartoonist Bosch Fawstin powerfully confronted the totalitarian core of Islam in his sketch of a cartoonist’s hand drawing Muhammad.  “You can’t draw me!” decrees Muhammad.  “That’s why I draw you,” replies the cartoonist.

When an egalitarian prophet of revealed opinion on racial differences and sexual dimorphism decrees, “You can’t offend me!”…the realist retorts, “That’s why I offend you.”

Monday, April 6, 2015

Genetic Infrastructure

The people of a nation make up what may be called its genetic infrastructure. The genetic infrastructure of a nation is its most valuable material asset – more valuable than its roads and bridges, more valuable even than all the land contained within its borders.

A nation’s gross domestic product is driven by the productivity of its people. Sub-Saharan African countries are rich in natural resources but poor in terms of per capita GDP. Singapore, on the other hand, possesses virtually no natural resources yet exhibits very high standards of living. Haiti is situated on land suitable for a tropical paradise. But it is instead a land of abject poverty.

From the slums of Haiti to the ghettos of Detroit, from the favelas of Brazil to the townships of South Africa, people of sub-Saharan African descent express their genotype through the communities they create. The same can be said of people of European descent. From the frigid climes of Iceland to the Land Down Under, from the productive Boer farms of South Africa to the expat communities of Mexico, from the Whitopias of Montana to the Gates of Vienna, European people grow societies with European characteristics wherever they plant their genetic seeds.

Wealth doesn’t exist in the ground; it is created by minds that transform raw materials into useful products, and that transform useful products into more complex and more advanced products. Underlying all great inventions and innovations, from Johann Gutenberg’s printing press to Elon Musk’s spaceflight enterprise, are great minds. And underlying great minds is a material asset whose necessity in intellectual capital formation most economists either don’t grasp or dare not mention. That material asset is the deoxyribonucleic acid that exists within our cells. DNA is destiny – it determines whether a person will be male or female, have light skin or dark, be tall or short, posses the cognitive capacity needed to attain genius-level IQ or be afflicted with mental retardation.

DNA shapes who we are as individuals. And our aggregated genetic qualities make up our nation’s genetic infrastructure. When a nation’s genetic infrastructure is strong and well-maintained, all citizens derive benefits. Not only does a high-quality gene pool produce great thinkers and innovators on the right tail of the IQ bell curve. It also gives us ordinary folks in the middle of the IQ bell curve who are capable of being self-reliant. It gives us well-functioning communities where people can safely walk the streets at night and keep their doors unlocked during the day.

A person’s genetic hard wiring is like a computer’s processor. The more powerful the processor, the more tasks a computer can perform. The more genetically gifted a person is for a particular trait, the more he or she can achieve. The more a nation’s gene pool improves, the more its economy and overall quality of life can advance. That is not to say that genes directly transmit the values and principles that are necessary for the creation of a free, prosperous, and glorious society. Just as software determines how a computer’s processing capacity is utilized, ideas determine how a person’s cognitive capacity is directed -- whether for constructive or destructive ends.

Unfortunately, the minds of most of the people who occupy positions of power and influence are filled with destructive ideas. As a consequence, the governments of all Western nations are dedicatedly pursuing destructive policies. Western countries are bent on are destroying their own genetic infrastructure – the one material asset that is indispensable to national identity and without whose preservation Western nations will cease to exist except as arbitrarily demarcated zones of dirt on a global map.

Instead of carrying out policies that would strengthen or at the very least preserve the existing genetic infrastructure, government officials are acting as vandals. They are using taxpayer money to vandalize the West’s genetic heritage. They are subsidizing fertility among the dimmest segments of society through various social welfare programs. They are discouraging fertility among the brightest through feminist indoctrinations at universities. At great cost, they are importing then housing, feeding, clothing, and schooling non-Western refugees who hail from backward war-torn countries. Commonly, these refugees are culturally hostile Muslims who derive from gene pools have been degraded by generations of inbreeding. These populations also have significantly higher birth rates than native Westerners.

Through refugee resettlement and other dysgenic social engineering programs, culturally Marxist governments are bureaucratically breaking down the West’s genetic infrastructure. They aim ultimately to replace the genetic infrastructure native to the West with an imported mish-mash of weaker components that don’t fit and never will.

These criminal governments are working to secure a dysgenic future for men and women of the West. That is their ideological commitment. It need not be our destiny.