William Playfair Web writes:
Like Tulio once said, ‘I have no respect for the intellects of the vast majority of whites AND blacks’……Asians are okay. Robert Lindsay says Mexicans are stupid, but I have only known selective ones so I’m not sure. Of course Asians are smart.
Mexicans are not stupid. They are not very smart, but stupid is the wrong word to describe their intellect or lack thereof. When I think stupid in US terms, I think ghetto Blacks. I can’t quite put a finger on it, but at least seen from a bit of distance (like not in direct conversation with them) there is something just downright “stupid” about them. I don’t know what it is, but in some important ways as a general vibe, you think they are as dumb as a rock.
That essence does not really characterize Mexicans. Mexicans are way smarter than Blacks, and while they do fuck up neighborhoods, they do so not nearly as badly as Blacks. Blacks screw up a neighborhood maybe 4-5X worse than Mexicans. I live in a low income Mexican neighborhood, and while it is a bit slummy, it is quite livable. I even go walking around fairly late at night. It is quite safe here. There is some violent crime, but if you are not into gang culture, it probably will not affect you.
Mexicans are basically nothing. Perhaps you might think they are annoying or unsightly if you dislike seeing low class poor 3rd World type people, but they don’t cause a lot of problems other than hurting your eyes. Give a Mexican a 6 pack and a handful of tortillas, and he’s good for the night. He will go off by himself, leave you alone, and he won’t cause any problems. I can’t say that about low class Blacks.
Mexicans are not “stupid.” More like they are “not that smart.” When I think of the women, I think “not that smart.” They are pretty sweet though.
The men are just ignorant. They’re not that smart either, but they are smarter than the women. Those poor 3rd World people are smarter than you think. You think they are complete morons who know nothing about anything, but you can even engage them in some moderately intellectual stuff, and they actually understand you.
I tried to talk to a couple of the locals (illegals?) about Frida Kahlo. She is practically the national artist of Mexico, but most Mexicans in the US say, “Who is that?”
Well, they speak Spanish, and I was trying to say something about Frida Kahlo in Spanish, and they were, “That does not compute.” After about 3 minutes, the man figured out who I was talking about and went and explained it to the women, and they said, “Ah yes, we know who that is.” They’re not as stupid as they seem.
These are just simple people. They are simple people from a simple 3rd World country.
The anti-intellectualism and deliberate ignorance of Mexicans is actually a much worse problem. Your average ghetto Black around here appears less ignorant and more intellectual, learned and politically engaged than these Mexicans, even though the Blacks are doubtlessly less intelligent. The older generation of Blacks did not disparage knowledge and learning, and those older Blacks are smarter (and especially wiser) than you would think. They are much smarter than they seem or even than they act. Also older Blacks are very politically engaged and have a good understanding of US politics.
Mexicans disparage learning and knowledge and are deliberately and very happily ignorant. Cheerful, carefree ignorance is a carefully cultivated cultural “value.”
IQ isn’t everything. Knowledge and learning are important too. IQ isn’t much good if you never stick anything in your brain. And a lower IQ person can seem much smarter than one of greater IQ if he stuffs his head full of knowledge and learning.