So, I’m sitting here, listening to alt-right guys Richard Spencer and Jean-Francois Gariepy talk about European history, World War I, Trump, Macron. Laced in with all this talk is the usual antisemitic conspiracy theory about The Jews! The Jews! The Jews!…..being, supposedly the source of all evil in the world. I’ve never believed that.
Here’s a brief stab at, why I think these guys are full of it: Much is made, by antisemites, of the role of Jews and money in politics. And the explanation focuses on the supposedly immoral nature of Jewish people. I’m not buying that explanation. I prefer looking for rational explanations, rather than just emotion-based hate. But these guys do have some points. There are some curious facts about the past, that have defied conventional historical explanation. Like the fact that the Jews have been, as a small group, so very influential in politics, in American and European history.
So not everything these guys say is pure bunk. Just some of it is, in my opinion. For instance: Did very rich American and European Jewish bankers and financiers and powerful people do nasty things in the past, manipulate money and politics, for bad outcomes? Very likely. My guess is, as time goes on, history will be revised and rewritten. And Richard and Jean-Francois discuss political and historical interpretations of the past, who caused what WWI, etc…..I have always had the hunch that much of what we were taught in history was just opinion, manipulated, likely wrong, just a version of the truth, which depended on who wrote it, who won. So much of what they say about history as it is presented to the public, being made up nonsense, my guess is there is a lot of truth to that.
So there may be some truth to what they are saying, but that’s far from the whole story. And I think it’s far from the main story, as far as explanation and causation goes. And I prefer finding root causes of things, not looking at secondary effects.
So what’s my explanation? Why were Jews over-represented in influence, in world history? And why all the nasty business between European Jews and the other Europeans, in history? Here goes:
For one thing, Jews were biologically kept separate from the rest of the European people in the past, didn’t inter-breed much with Europeans for a couple thousand years, so they may have some genetic peculiarities about them. And a lot of them were quite resentful and smart, and the rich ones likely did some bad crap…as I’m sure regular Europeans did very bad crap to them, in the past. History is a two way street, not a one way street. My sympathy for Jews does not preclude me seeing that they can be nasty pricks, like anyone else.
However, let the dead bury the dead, it’s now time to put the crap behind us, as fellow Europeans.
My root explanation for their talk about the influence of Jews on European and American politics and history, is simply a provable biological fact: Northern European Jews have an IQ about 1 Standard Deviation above the European average. This means that the average Jew is smarter than 85% of other whites. You can look up my data to confirm or deny. This means for a small population, they have a tremendous number of very smart people. That’s why they turn up in history so often, being so influential.
In addition, if you look at the IQ data, most of the gain in Jewish IQ has to do with numbers and facility with words. So is it any wonder these guys are all over Wall street, and are vastly over-represented among the very elite rich? Not at all surprising. Not a conspiracy, unless biology and evolution are a conspiracy.
Part of the problem is that liberals are in deep denial about biology and race. They don’t like the fact that the human animal evolved with all kinds of peculiarities and variations, if you look closely at local populations. This fact interferes with their liberal narrative that says that differences occur between groups because of racism or evil intent or some such thing, as well as the fairy tale that all humans are exactly the same. Given how horrible human beings have been to each other, through history, such a liberal stance is understandable, even commendable to a degree. The trouble is, it’s not true….and most people know that by now.
Not facing the truth about race, ethnicity, gender and IQ, is part of the reason American university campuses are so screwed up. Young people are fed a fairy tale that the sexes are exactly the same, the races are inter-changeable, as are all ethnic groups. This is surely a big lie, that does us no good. The worst thing you can do today, is say the races are different in some way. That will get you declared a “racist” and socially ostracized. In other words, to speak the truth, is now considered offensive, and the biggest social taboo. No doubt this leads to all kinds of mental confusion, warped psychology in all kinds of people, especially the liberal/progressive/SJW/feminist types, who seem more and more demented, as time goes on.
Denial of reality does that, to you.
As Charles Murray has noted in Coming Apart, we live in an increasingly complex world, where the cognitively advantaged gain more and more advantage. This translates into money. A high IQ didn’t do you much good in medieval Europe, where there were few opportunities to exploit that advantage. Now, you can start a hedge fund, and make billions. And for several decades, economists have noted that wealth is accumulating into fewer and fewer hands….many of them Jews, obviously, for the gifted are advantaged over the not so gifted. And this trend will only accelerate this century, and more money will end up in the hands of the cognitively advantaged. All this is part of the reason Trump was elected, and Bernie was almost elected.
Capitalism only works for maybe half the population, who have enough advantages to make it work for them. As Mitt Romney coldly and cruelly but accurately put it, “47% of Americans are takers”. Steve Bannon, Trump’s top advisor at one time, said the future of politics is group politics, either based on socialism, or nationalism. I agree. And that’s because capitalism doesn’t work for many people. One of the top reason it doesn’t work for so many, is there are large discrepancies in intelligence, that affect economic performance and income, and we better start being honest about that, if we want social peace and not revolution.
For instance the American elite de-industrialized America for a few decades, totally destroying the lives of populations that could not keep up: See “Hillbilly Elegy” on Amazon. And the black American IQ is one standard deviation below whites, so they took perhaps the worst economic hit of all groups. Denying race differences in intelligence helps no one. In fact it hurts a lot of people.
So denying all this does nothing to build a better world, where everyone is treated fairly and we put in place economic policies, to help Americans of all various sorts of mental abilities. So it’s important that we get to the truth about race, gender, ethnicity and IQ. We can’t have real discussions unless we do. And that means we can’t have real solutions, and people suffer, when we run our culture on lies.
The reasons all Jean and Richard’s talk is wrong, about Jews supposedly being the source of evil in history, and will ever thus be, has to do with how reality works: The future is always becoming, never the same as the past, as conditions change. And change they have.
Here’s what’s changed: Jews are inter-breeding with other Europeans now, at a very high rate.
Once humans start interbreeding, as Jews and other Europeans are now, at a 58% rate, the organism changes immediately, and there is no going back. No going back to the past, specifically. We cannot repeat the past, because the conditions of the past are a one time unique biological and historical event, in time that is now gone forever. That was one of the things that philosopher Shoepenheur taught us……reality is always becoming….especially as conditions change. So this idea that the future will be just like the past, is nonsense. The past is not the future. These guys are implying that the future will be a continuation of the past. That’s simply not true.
Here’s an example: I looked up the biography of George Soros, maybe the worst human being alive today. He sold Jews to the Nazis and was a Jew himself, and his Open Borders is designed to wreck Europe. The curious thing about George is, he has been married 3 times: once to a Japanese woman with whom he has no kids. Once to a Christian woman, with whom he has 3 kids, and once to a Jewish woman, with whom he has 2 kids. Guess what? He has more kids with his ex-Christian white wife, than he did with his Jewish wife.
And this behavior of inter-faith marriage and family is typical in the Jewish population, with a 58% inter-marriage rate, with European Christian whites. So, the past is the past. The past is not the future. It’s a fairy tale to think the future will be a continuation of the nasty business between European Jews and other Europeans. It can’t be, because there will be literally not any “Jews” in America, in a couple generations, they are inter-marrying now so quickly, now that most Europeans welcome them. The facts say the tale these guys imply, of the future being the same as the past, can’t be true. With such a high intermarriage rate, the genetic differences between European Jews and other Europeans are still there, temporarily, but are disappearing very, very quickly.
I have met Jews from India. They look like other Indians. That’s called “people having sex if they hang around with each other, long enough”….Also I read “The Source” by James Mitchener, a few decades ago. It was published in 1965. It was a book about Jews and the Holy Land. In it, Mitchener noted that Jews from Scandinavia, tended to look a bit Scandinavian, Jews from Italy tended to look a bit Italian. Even back then, genetic convergence was happening.
It’s curious how Richard and Jean-Francois remind me of progressives and SJW s, who see everyone as “Literally Hitler”….a deranged view of reality. These guys see Jews behind every rock, every tree, with Jews being the evil force of history. Progressives and alt-right are mentally mirror images of each other, in some ways. So, no, biological differences and biological trends, provide a more accurate and sensible reason, for why history was, what it was…as opposed to insane theories, based on thinking people are evil.
A better explanation of our common European past, of the past 2,000 years:
What we really had in the recent European past of 2,000 years, was we had 2 slightly different biological variations of Europeans, competing for space, they conflicted and were at war with each other, for a couple thousand years, and now they are quickly biologically merging. So people should toss all that antisemitic horsehit in the garbage, where it belongs, down the memory hole of what was, not what will be…..
Jordan Peterson seems to have a similar opinion, to my own: