Hatred? Well, effectively it is, that is the thing.
Is it an ideology of racism? Almost always it is. Non-racist or even antiracist HBD’ers are hard to find. We have a few on this site, but there are not many anywhere else. This is because HBD facts tend to lend pretty regularly to quite a bit of racism and the hatred that goes along with it. And if you notice, the more hardcore the HBD’er is, the more racist they tend to sound. HBD does not inevitably lead to racism, but it tends to do so in a pretty regular way. Those HBD’ers who resist racism are sort of swimming against the tide, and they probably have to exercise quite a bit of energy and self-control to not go over to the dark side.
HBD in and of itself is not racist of course, not in any sane sense of the word.
Almost all HBD is a hate ideology in one way or another. Let’s face facts here for a minute. I have been studying this group of people for a very long time on here. The nonracist or even more uncommon antiracist HBD’ers on the Net can be counted easily, as their numbers are very low. And in a way, I hate to say it, but all HBD, at least the hard kind, is sort of racist ideology. I do not mean the people who merely believe in it but don’t really like to talk about, as it’s ugly. These are the “What the Hell you want to talk about that for?” types. Mere belief in HBD does not make you bad. Some of those are decent people.
But the ones who are very deep into it and talk about it all the time, well, it’s quite clear that they have a pretty low opinion of NAM’s. Even worse, a lot of them are just out and out racists. Some are even vicious racists. And almost all of them have the worst rightwing politics, usually Libertarian, that you could imagine.
More importantly, HBD is a profoundly pessimistic doctrine. Just to give you an idea, they hate the idea that the environment or even free will has any role to play human affairs. Look at how furious they get about the Flynn Effect. Look at all the bending over, twisting themselves into weird yoga positions, hand waving, magic wand waving, “Don’t look over there”, and “just-so” explanations they have come up for to deny what is an obvious rise in human intelligence. The idea that the environment could actually increase intelligence fills them with rage because they are all wrapped up in this “intelligence is purely genetic” argument.
Of course, that argument is a death knell for Blacks and other NAM’s. These people have enough problems as it is, but HBD just drives a stake through their heart to make sure the Black man (or other NAM’s) never rises again. It pretty much condemns them forever as genetic inferiors in sense.
It says “niggers ain’t got no brains,” and while that may be true in a very ugly and racist sense that most us don’t want to think about, instead, the HBD’er is overjoyed at this fact. “Black people are stupid!” he hollers to the sky with joy. “And they will stay that way forever!” he yells gleefully. “Environment can’t help them. They are condemned!” At this point, he is nearly gleeful and ready to party.
These profoundly depressing facts actually fill the HBD’ers black heart with the greatest of joy. Now what sort of human rejoices at bad news? An asshole, a lousy person. And what human rejoices at the inferiority of another man or God forbid race? A lousy person, who is also a very nasty racist to boot. And that’s what hard HBD’ers are. They’re lousy people.
And most of them are racist lousy people, but they are quite smug about their racism because now their racism is given the imprimatur of science. “If science says it’s true, I can’t be racist,” he chortles.
After all, science isn’t racist. I agree, but distortion of science for racist means sure is, and delighting in the disturbing “racist truths” of science is doubly so.
Sure, gay men are at very high risk of HIV, and up to 20% are infected. That’s a fact of science. So does that make you want to get up and party for 30 days and 30 nights? I hope not, and if so, you are one ugly homophobe.
So yes, there are ugly truths, even ugly truths stamped so by science, but these are of course more tragedies to be mourned than reasons to whoop with joy.
Decent people don’t rejoice over tragic facts, racist or otherwise.