Sunday, 18 March 2007

IQ is the key

A number of my readers have commented to the effect that there are many intelligent, hard-working blacks. Well of course. However, without a discriminating immigration policy, which Ireland emphatically does not, we will receive a block of people who are, on average, going to be a major source of problems for this country, as they are for every other country in Europe. The explanation is largely, but not exclusively, down to different IQ levels. A painful and embarrassing topic, but there are few of greater importance. You can tell that by the fact that we're not allowed to talk about it.

So let's talk about it. The following repeats part of an earlier post on this subject.

The issue of general intelligence is closely related to the concept of Pre-modern Society. While Intelligent Quotient (IQ) tests remain controversial, there is no longer much dispute as to their general capacity to measure certain capabilities, nor that such intelligence is inherited by a factor of between 60% and 70%. The astronomical score achieved by your Savant surely underlines the validity of such tests?Perhaps the best explanation is provided by the psychologist Brigitte Berger, who claims IQ tests measure not so much ‘intelligence’ as what she calls ‘modern consciousness’.

This is the capacity to operate in the highly specialized worlds of modern technology and rationally organized bureaucracies. These core institutions of modern society are produced by, and in turn produce, peculiarly modern cognitive styles: the ability to operate on high levels of abstraction; to break reality down analytically into components; to keep multiple relationships in mind simultaneously; and, especially significant for IQ testing, to relate present tasks to possible future consequences. This last skill, by definition, can be achieved only on the basis of past experiences and habits of thought that individuals acquire during the earliest period of socialization, when a basic matrix of cognition develops.It’s important to realise that even small variances from the norm can have massive ramifications in terms of ‘life performance’.

For example, a randomly selected group of Americans with an average IQ of 103 had a poverty rate 25% lower than a group with an average IQ of 100, and disparities of a similar scale were recorded for high school drop-out rates, social welfare dependency and crime. Research has shown low IQ to be the single most important determinant of these undesirable social outcomes. When we consider the IQ of Afro-Americans is on average 15% lower than that of whites, the implications are alarming. And indeed, these concerns are borne out in reality. Such social conditions are disproportionately present, by a substantial margin, amongst blacks in Western countries – and of course most clearly in Africa. Even many years of affirmative action for African-Americans has had little impact on their relative economic and social status.

In fact affirmative action is now generally seen to have failed.Many factors have been adduced to explain this, including slavery and subjugation in the past, and racist discrimination in more recent times. However, Jews throughout their history have been persecuted, criminalized, marginalized, expelled, forced into certain occupations, and in general suffered every imaginable form of discrimination. Yet, as a group they excel in almost every field of human endeavour, business, science, literature, politics, entertainment to an extent wildly disproportionate to their numbers. Jews (Ashkenazi) have average IQ levels well above that of 'normal' whites (goyim).Africa’s pre-modern social and economic structures have proven to be extremely resilient, and factors such as rapid population growth and mass migrations from rural to urban areas are exacerbating the problems.

The first step in addressing any problem lies in recognizing the nature of that problem. Continuing under the assumptions that Africans are, on average, endowed with exactly the same capabilities as whites, and that parliamentary democracy will emerge with the appropriate levels of assistance, will, lead to more failure and disappointment.This finding also has major implications for Ireland and Europe generally. Given the vast impact of IQ on achievement, you’d expect black immigrants and their children to be at the bottom of the social heap. And of course that’s exactly the case in EVERY country, as anyone can see.

So the rapidly growing black community here, assuming uniform IQ dispersion, will inevitably lead to the same results. Ghettos where high crime, unemployment, welfare dependency and birth rates lead to a downward, self-feeding spiral .Is your humble Savant hopeful? Afraid not. We have watched the permissible range of debate shrink. There are now many subjects on which there is no room for open minds. Political correctness, authoritarian impulses, and the political manipulation of emotions have replaced spirited debates with propaganda. Poor old Inda will be beaten into silence - must keep the masses in the dark.

22 comments:

Kwame said...

I am a pharmacist working in Ireland and i come from Ghana. I do a good job and know many more like me. We feel we make a contribution. what you say is so terribly hurtful

SAVANT said...

It's not my intention - really - to be hurtful and I'm sure you're exactly what you say you are. But you are not typical, to say the least and my central thrust is unchanged.

Anonymous said...

The racial basis of IQ differentials seem intuitively accurate to me, but I thought they had been discredited?

Savant said...

Dear anonymous - this idea that IQ test have been discredited has become received wisdom, but like so much of received wisdom it's simply not true. In fact the tests have been fine-tuned and developed over many years and are now more accurate than ever.

nzconservative said...

I meet quite a few African students while working in the UK and have noticed that they seem to be very mild mannered and quite. The very opposite of the average Afro-America as (rightly or wrongly) portrayed in the US media.

It appears that Africa's high IQ alpha males must be staying in Africa while its lower testesterone nerds are trying to escape to the socially softer west.

This is a big shame because Africa needs all the boffins and technocrats it can get.

As John Gray points out, when it comes to Africa we need to think Hobbes rather than Friedman.

Provide basic law and order and microloans and Africa may grow modesty, but don't expect Africa to become an economic powerhouse.

Anonymous said...

Dear Savant
You don't recommend www.amren.com Jared Taylor is an expert in his field and the site is excellent.

Cap'n P said...

Why are you replying to comments made by yourself under another name? Ok, so the other name is "anonymous" but it's still you. Oh I s'pose you'll just delete this comment as you have moderation turned on but that's typical of a fascist.

SAVANT said...

Cap'n p - I dont see where i replied to one of my own comments, certainly not on this train. But it worries me that Lady Savant may have takenover the keyboard while I was otherwise engaged and indulged in a bit of whimsey. If so, strict discipline will be administed (of the Nazi variety, as you suggest)

st.catherine said...

Savant how can you toss out such a narrow-minded view about the black race? How can you, an Irish man, spew such hurtful and opinions based on discredited science and I mean discredited science, around? Don't you think as an Irish man you should have empathy with those that make it here to work? Don't you have any compassion? Don't you understand that it is your duty to help others as we have been helped in the UK and everywhere else? I can't understand this selfishness and arrogance. We, the Irish are looked down upon as stupid in the UK. You know that. We may have integrated into that society, but we are still seen as intellectual mice, ignorant and coarse. For you to pick out the blacks like this shows you to be the prototypical thick Irishman that is derided in the UK today - the typical sort that takes and grabs but when it's his turn to offer, off he goes. I despise the views you have thrown around as though they are somehow objective facts. They are not. You need to get a soul and no, you are no savant darling.
Kwame, I want to apologise for this sort of Irish asshole that has proliferated so so much in Ireland.

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Ben R said...

St Catherine,

Where have you read that IQ tests are discredited? This certainly isn't the academic consensus.

http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/2008logical-fallacies.pdf

Ben R said...

St Catherine, this site also documents the research on IQ.

http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/10/james-watson-tells-inconvenient-truth_296.php

Vanilla Ice said...

I wrote an article with a similar theme. See http://iluvsa.blogspot.com/2008/10/iq-analysis.html. You are correct, the preponderance of probability lies with science. It is only the MSM that believes in the myth of being born with a "blank slate".

Anonymous said...

You are a racist fat***. I'm glad my ancestors left the land of eire and came to America to earn their freedom among all and including the blacks. Martin Luther King is awesome. Only in America.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a history of African blood being mixed in with the Irish about 1,000 years ago? We all come from Africa, even us red-haireds...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous cowards:

"You are a racist fat***. I'm glad my ancestors left the land of eire and came to America to earn their freedom among all and including the blacks. Martin Luther King is awesome. Only in America."

Was there a point to this post other than to spout an asinine, uninformed opinion?

Anyway, this site involves real discussion, so please moderate the trolls Savant. It is tiresome reading the same "anti-racist" tirade 6000 times.

"Isn't there a history of African blood being mixed in with the Irish about 1,000 years ago? We all come from Africa, even us red-haireds..."

No, that is Afrocentric hogwash. There is no evidence of African genetic markers in abundance in Ireland. There is no evidence whatsoever of any African migration to Ireland at any time, ever! Please stop this nonsense.

-David Hirsch-

SAVANT said...

David - I allow a representative sample of contra opinions on the blog. Believe it or not, the ones I pblish are the better ones! In general I think it's better to print contra opinions as well, even though I too find them annoying.

Quent said...

There is really no need for Ireland to import immigrants of any kind. A particular black (or whatever) may have a genius IQ but he is a threat to the Irish gene pool and simply does not need to be in the country. It is no more complicated than that.

Europeans need to get tribal, and fast. Ireland was tribal twenty years ago, what happened?

fionn said...

@quent: There IS no need to import them but they just come. Nigerians in particular come 6 months pregnant,claim asylum and drop their sprog here. This gives them 'right to remain' plus access to full social welfare benefits, which they can live off for the rest of their useless lives.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Kwame the black pharmacist help his fellow blacks in Ghana? And while Kwame may deviate from the norm (as all populations have higher IQ individuals among them, including Europeans--and, yes, even Africans), when enough of Kwame's average people relocate to white-lands, those lands will become as impoverished as the lands from which Kwame's people came.

Anonymous said...

To the guy who expressed his ignorant love of Martin Luther King, let me just say that King was a communist, riot-inducing, white-hating radical: http://www.honestmediatoday.com/fbi_investigation_of_king.htm

Anonymous said...

http://www.douance.org/qi/brandbook.htm

Written by the guy who was sacked bu Gordon Brown's Alma Mater owing to being from the wrong school of psychology.
But but but he was sacked for saying ... and many lefties also said the same yet they have never faced student opposition.