Jason Y writes:
Quote by Robert Lindsay:
2010’s: Global recession, currency wars, scapegoating of minorities, mass refuge flows, refugees turned away from safe havens, rising rightwing populism, ultranationalism and rightwing extremism.
No offense, but don’t you think the spread of “race realism”, an ideology which fails to take into account the environment, would fuel the fire of right wing extremism?
Of course, this is the reason that the Left tries to shut down this debate every time it rears its head. The Left fears the consequences of what will happen if it becomes widely known that there are differences in intelligence between the races.
They fear it will lead to an increase in racism, it will give the Far Right a shot in the arm, and that it will lead to the dismantling of a lot of social programs and possibly even the reversal of anti-discrimination laws and other forms of racial progress. The Left is so terrified of the consequences of this knowledge that they work overdrive all the time to shout this whole theory down and they try to destroy anyone who voices the hereditarian view.
Personally I think this is paranoid and hysterical, but try telling the Left that.
Most people do not seem to give a damn about IQ or HBD. In fact, most people seem to be hostile to the very idea. Here in the US, there is extreme hostility against IQ tests and IQ scores and in fact, this country has an extreme anti-intellectual mindset and has forever now. I did an experiment and told a few people the reality of race and IQ who were not aware of it. At first they were stunned that Blacks scored lower than Whites, and then they said, “Well, of course…” Then they all basically said, “Yeah, well, Blacks score lower. So what?”
Then they all went off on a jihad against IQ scores and tests and the very idea of intelligence. What I got from all of them was that they could not care less about this idea.
Go out in public sometime among even White people and try to talk about IQ scores and tests. See how much hostility you get. Then try it with college educated types. You won’t get a better response. Americans are extremely hostile to discussions of IQ scores, IQ tests and the very notion of intelligence itself. Considering how hostile most Americans are to the idea, I doubt if HBD is going to catch fire politically anytime soon.
In fact, there is not one country on Earth where race and IQ or even IQ period is a widely discussed political issue. I am not aware that IQ figures into government policy in even one nation on Earth. So you see, most people on Earth are either hostile to or care about as little about this issue as Americans do.
I do not think we need to get paranoid about HBD giving a shot in the arm to rightwing extremism anytime soon.
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