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Takuan Seiyo’s latest essay examines the controversy surrounding Nicholas Wade’s new book about the scientific evidence for a genetic basis for racial characteristics, including intelligence and behavior.
To Live and Die Under a Mentirocracy
by Takuan Seiyo
Wading into a faked controversy
On May 6, 2014, Penguin Press released Nicholas Wade’s book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History. The deeply researched book by the New York Times’ veteran (now retired) science writer has summarized new findings in genetic science that lead unequivocally to the conclusion that race is a biological reality, and race matters. Venturing onto more concrete and dangerous territory Wade has limned in this light topics such as the genetic reasons for the “Jewish genius,” or for sub-Saharan Blacks’ lesser adaptability to modern life than that of Whites’ and Asians’.
All that sounds obvious to those who have a pair of eyes and IQ above moron level. After all, the American NBA or the Olympic finals in Track and Field are a showcase pretty much for one race, and it’s not because of Affirmative Action. Criminal flash mobs are predominantly the domain of a single race too, and opera-singing flash mobs are the domain of another. Jews excel at receiving Nobel Prizes not because they have the inside track in Stockholm. High quality industry and standard of living developed in Japan (Real GDP per capita $23,197) rather than Iraq (Real GDP per capita $3,197) despite Iraq’s being by far the naturally richer and more ancient country, because the Japanese are biologically and culturally different from Arabs.
It’s how Reality is built, for humans just as for rodents or ferns. Reality — God to believers — hates equality. But modern science, no less than its medieval predecessor, rejects Reality in favor of a fanatical dogma. If you are an Assistant Professor at any Western university, a mere mention of the word “race” will terminate your academic career prospects, except if you are a member of La Raza or of some organization flaunting the word “Black.”
It’s easy to understand why scientists and academia in general feel that race as a biological fact is a dangerous concept: race consciousness has led in the past to race rankings and enslavement, murder or other forms of expropriation of the weaker races and ethnies by the stronger ones.
African Blacks were enslaved by Arabs from the East and Whites from the West — though only the latter outrage counts for Progressives. American Indians and Australian aborigines were conquered and subjugated by Whites, and the Christian Middle East, North Africa and almost all of South Asia were conquered and subjugated by Muslims of Arab, Turkic or Mongol origin (though, again, Progressives are keen only on whitey’s depredations). Europe practiced grand, worldwide colonialism for half a millennium — as had in earlier times the Chinese, Vietnamese, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Phoenicians (again, with no see/no hear by Progressives). Ultimately this cast of mind ended in Nazism based in Aryan “superiority” and racial anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust for the Jews and Gypsies, and enslavement and gross mass murder of Eastern Europe’s Slavs.
Of course, racism-based genocide is the uniting thread of South and Central America’s pre-Colombian history and much of Africa’s as well, remarkably in recent times in the conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu of Rwanda. But that doesn’t count for academia’s race denialists — all of the important ones of whom are Whites (race research thrives in China and Korea) infected by the Progressive whitey-bashing virus.
Race therefore is not merely a forbidden subject — except in spurious claims that non-white minority groups are oppressed, as races, by “racist” white majorities. The idea, nay, the Reality, that race is embedded in one’s genes is so forbidden that an alternative reality — “race is a social construct” — was spun out of nothing by scientists who should have known better.
Charles Murray, in his review of A Troublesome Inheritance in the Wall Street Journal explained the genesis of this enveloping lie:
The reigning intellectual orthodoxy is that race is a “social construct,” a cultural artifact without biological merit. The orthodoxy’s equivalent of the Nicene Creed has two scientific tenets. The first, promulgated by geneticist Richard Lewontin in “The Apportionment of Human Diversity” (1972), is that the races are so close to genetically identical that “racial classification is now seen to be of virtually no genetic or taxonomic significance.” The second, popularized by the late paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, is that human evolution in everything but cosmetic differences stopped before humans left Africa, meaning that “human equality is a contingent fact of history,” as he put it in an essay of that title in 1984.
Since the sequencing of the human genome in 2003, what is known by geneticists has increasingly diverged from this orthodoxy, even as social scientists and the mainstream press have steadfastly ignored the new research.
Murray goes on to shred Richard Lewontin’s and Gould’s arguments, and it’s worth reading, for their race-denying assertions were no mere scientific mistakes but outrageously meretricious fictions concocted to bolster personal beliefs and, as I posit, neuroses. Yet he worries that the “scientific community” will reject, fanatically, the science brought forth by Nicholas Wade, to avoid a “cataclysmic surrender on some core premises of political correctness.” Murray describes this dubious community’s current modus operandi relative to race, IQ etc. as “predict[ing] planetary movements using Ptolemaic equations.”
Apart from Murray’s takedown, it’s relevant that Richard Lewontin invented the preposterous meme, still pervasive, that there is more variation within groups than between groups (see the rational brain of theoretical physicist Steve Hsu on that). Gould, a celebrated biologist, maintained without a shred of validity that there has been no biological change in humans in 50,000 years, which is a backdoor way of saying that the brain coils and cast of mind of the homo sapiens that left Africa 50,000 years ago or earlier are the same as of those who remained in Africa. The anthropologist Henry Harpending and evolutionary biologist Gregory Cochran made a convincing opposite case in their book The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution (2009). Yet Gould is still the widely cited “expert” on the subject.
Another celebrated scientist and best-selling author, Jared Diamond, opined in his Guns, Germs and Steel that only people capable of thinking the Earth is flat believe in the existence of human races. It’s all about differences in the geography, see? Moreover, modern social science probably owes its race-denying bias, multiculturalism, and other forms of self-induced blindness to the “father of American Anthropology,” Franz Boas (1858 -1942).
Boasian anthropology is based on the premise that cultures (hence religions too) cannot and may not be ranked as higher or lower: they are all equally valid. Hence our cultural relativism and inability to assert in once-white countries the worthiness and preference for the native variant of white culture over those of Third World colonists imported by the tens of millions by the ruling elites and forcibly imposed on the serf population.
Wikipedia’s exceptionally comprehensive entry on Boas (12,500+ words, over 100 footnoted references) informs that he was an activist unconcerned with detachment, objectivity, abstraction, and quantifiability in his work. Quite the modern Progressive, he was motivated by passion:
Boas was especially concerned with racial inequality, which his research had indicated is not biological in origin, but rather social. Boas is credited as the first scientist to publish the idea that all people—including white and African-Americans—are equal. He often emphasized his abhorrence of racism, and used his work to show that there was no scientific basis for such a bias.
Now my own take on things. Franz Boas was Jewish. So was Stephen Jay Gould and are Richard Lewontin and Jared Diamond. Their life spans have coincided with the Holocaust and, for three of them, with toxic pre-WWII anti-Semitism in Europe as well, with not a little of it in the United States too. That they developed a moral outrage as decent men, and psychoses as Jews, is one thing. The issue is: no matter the reason, may scientists substitute their feelings for a cold concern with data?
Wade responds with a resounding No. He notes, wisely, in Chapter One: “The reader may also wish to keep in mind that this book is an attempt to understand the world as it is, not as it ought to be.”
In a quote adduced in John Derbyshire’s early review of the book , Wade further states: “Whether or not a thesis might be politically incendiary should have no bearing on the estimate of its scientific validity.”
I shall go much beyond that assertion, and I base it on spiritual insight one acquires by studying the Eastern philosophies of Zen and Daoism: the consequences of traducing Reality, therefore, in a poetic sense, God’s creation, are catastrophic, always, regardless of the reason, and will be so especially for the West in this case.
Many other reviews of Wade’s book have appeared, mostly by sympathetic HBD (human bio-diversity) specialists and informed laymen, some by neutral parties (e.g. Margaret Wente’s “What if race is more than a social construct?” in Canada’s Globe and Mail) but determinedly negative in opinion pieces by hired “experts” featured in the usual suspects’ platforms (e.g. Andrew Gelman in Slate).
John Derbyshire wrote not only his own review of A Troubled Inheritance but also a review of the reviews . Of particular note is Derbyshire’s account of a “webinar” sponsored by the American Anthropological Association —the hyper-politicized spawns of Franz Boas — on the day before the book’s publication. A key participant was the anthropologist Agustín Fuentes, author of the University of California Press book Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You. Those “lies” as per the book’s blurb: “There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring.”
Derbyshire describes the webinar as follows:
[Nicholas] Wade was offline due to technical difficulties much of the time. Fuentes waved his arms and made the case that there is no such thing as race! as well as it can be made. There is so much genetic variation! And most of it is in Africa! (Which I guess is why so many Africans look like Koreans.)
It’s relevant that Wade has been in an open feud with the anthro-neo-Marxists since the 2007 publication of his previous book, Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors. His report therein that per genomic research sub-Saharan Africans were generally less genetically endowed with cognitive skills was akin to poking a stick into an ant hill of particularly vicious red anthro-Formicidae. James Holland Jones, one of the few anthropologists not borne on clouds of Franz Fanon, Rigoberta Menchu, Paulo Freire and America’s own We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, has written about this in his blog.
What happens when for over half a century the idea that human populations are genetically different from one another is, in Nicholas Wade’s words, “actively ignored by academics and policy makers for fear that such inquiry might promote racism”? He himself begins to answer, in a quote excerpted in another good review of the book, by Steve Sailer:
The [general] view of economic development is that people have little or nothing to do with it. Since all humans are identical units that respond the same way to incentives, at least in economic theory, then if one country is poor and another rich, the differences cannot have anything to do with the people but must lie in institutions or access to resources. On the basis of this theory, the West has spent some $2.3 trillion in aid over the last 50 years without managing to improve African living standards. Could something be not quite right with the theory?
Wade also states (hat tip, J. Derbyshire):
If the differences between a tribal society and a modern state were purely cultural, it should be easy to modernize a tribal society by importing Western institutions. American experience in Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan generally suggests otherwise.
How much has America wasted in these insane adventures? Is it just four trillion dollars wasted by now and tens of thousands of American soldiers’ lives lost or destroyed, or will it be more? And what about America’s “fight against poverty”? Half a century after the War on Poverty began, with $20.7 trillion spent, 16% of Americans live in poverty (2012 figure). In 1964 it was 19%. The poor then were overwhelmingly Black, and now also include poverty imported from the farthest corners of the most backward Third World.
The question begs to be asked, does the myth that all races and ethnies are of equal aptitude and the laggards only need “a helping hand” have to do with realistic chances of eliminating poverty, or has it aimed to produce a vast underclass of seething, ignorant, depraved, wastrel clients of the ruling — as it always is even when the Stupid Party is temporarily at the helm — “Democratic” Party? If Obama’s government gave (82.7% Black) Detroit ten times the $2 billion it has given, would it transform Detroit into (75.7% White) Madison, Wisconsin?
The myth that black poverty is the result of white racism has ruined most of America’s large cities, and poisoned the relationship between the races. But that is just the beginning. The federal government wastes hundreds of millions of dollars and violates its own student loan rules to subsidize perpetually failing black colleges. Inept Blacks are shoe-horned by Affirmative Action into good universities that then either have to flunk them or to flunk the university itself by lowering its standards to achieve “equal outcomes.”
Though he will be fired before the printer’s ink has dried, someone may one day publish a study on the magnitude of America’s loss from the entrenched denial of race and gender differences, and the fraudulent palliative of Affirmative Action. I cannot quantify it myself, but here is an intuitive scenario:
One day, female and trans-sexual combat Marines will have to go mano a mano with Chinese or North Korean or Russian male soldiers. Or, a “differently abled” Eskimo lesbian — with a beard, to be on the currently cutting, “Austrian” edge — will be in charge of critical negotiations with China. China’s negotiators will comprise the brightest of the brightest in a population whose average IQ exceeds that of white Americans by at least five points, of Hispanics by over 15, and of Afro-Americans by at least 20. These “brightest” will have been selected without regard to anything but how they passed ruthlessly competitive Mandarin tests.
America and increasingly the entire West are occupied 24/7 with the radical chimera of equality of outcomes for all, which means elevating the incompetent to parity with the competent and dumbifying the White to a “diversity-compatible” level.
83% of the District of Columbia schools’ pupils (72% Black, 14% Hispanic, 10% White) are not proficient in reading. Surely it’s because teaching “resources” are lacking! The DC School District therefore spends $29,349 per pupil — an amount that is sure to grow commensurately with the intractability of the reading “problem.”
Meanwhile, the top seven scorers in the PISA 2012 worldwide reading skills survey [pdf] are, in descending order, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Macao and Japan. And those are countries where, in order to be able to read a newspaper, a pupil must have mastered thousands of Chinese characters (at least 3000 in China, 2400 in Japan, 1,800 in Korea) plus, for Japan and Korea, the indigenous alphabets.
It must be because China, Korean and Japan vastly outspend the District of Columbia on education, then! No such luck: Japan spends $8,301 per pupil, Korea $6,723, and China vastly less. On the other hand, their reading proficiency rankings neatly overlap with the top of the Lynn-Vanhanen table of worldwide national IQ averages studies, with the mean IQ for East Asia’s Chino-Korean-Japanese group in the 105 – 108 range.
As though none of this information existed and were easily accessible, the evil drones overseeing a corrupt, lying socio-political system are forever puzzled why “minorities” lag and how much more money and preferences are to be showered on them so that they can finally overcome racism and white privilege. And so a May 12, 2014 headline informs: “Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday will host an Internet discussion aimed at uncovering why young black and Hispanic men are ‘less successful’ in the job market and in school, and what causes encounters between them and law enforcement.”
Duncan is the same toxic nitwit who was recently “frankly inspired” by Mexican women who cross the US border to give birth to automatic US citizens who then milk the system for its free education, health care and other benefits while living in Mexico.
As though such issues with domestic racial minorities (including aborigines in Australia, Maori in New Zealand, Commonwealth Blacks in the UK etc.) were not enough, all Western countries are assiduously lowering their respective national IQ through Third World Immigration. Meanwhile, China is pursuing a eugenic program to increase the already-superior IQ of its population by 5 -15 points per generation. As evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller put it, “After a couple of generations, it would be game over for Western global competitiveness.”
Of course the Loon, Traitor and Crook Club (LTCC) running countries like USA, UK or Australia has an answer to that too: import more Chinese (or high-caste Indians). As though it made no difference whether the countries they have mismanaged for so long were run by the founding Anglo-Saxon/Scots/Irish or by highly ethnocentric Asians (that’s another group difference).
Imprisoned by lies
In a mentirocracy, i.e. a social system based on lies, poking a lie is a major crime that rings alarm bells in Ivory Towers, gilded Think Tank tanks, ministerial council cabinets, presidential suites, and down below too where dwell the youngish pierced activist drones. It is, after all, like touching a card in a house of cards: a chain event may follow.
And so two men who honestly and competently analyzed the issue of Third World immigration’s detrimental impact on national IQ, competitiveness and standard of living were pilloried and fired from their jobs: Jason Richwine in the United States and Thilo Sarrazin in Germany. Geert Wilders’s statement that the Netherlands could use fewer Moroccans hit a major totem of that Useful Idiot-infested country with such impact, that not only the usual suspects, i.e. leftist-liberal politicians, erupted in howls of “racism” and “hate speech” but members of Mr. Wilders’s own party resigned in protest and the Facebook page ‘I Am Filing a Complaint Against Wilders’ got nearly 100,000 likes.
In Norway, a native son, Fjordman, is a persecuted persona non grata, because he exposes with facts, numbers, logic and reason how Norway, Sweden and all of Europe are doing away with themselves (nod to Thilo Sarrazin here) via Muslim immigration. “What Does Muslim Immigration Cost Europe?”, he asks, and answers too in a way that leaves the naked emperor without any plausible cover, not even a fig leaf.
In Austria, Elizabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff faces the full wrath of a terminally decayed regime of lies that feels righteously right and proper because it’s the antithesis of Austria’s 1930s-40s terminally decayed regime of lies. And so she is hauled before one court after another for stating about Muhammad what Islamic scriptures state.
In Great Britain, increasingly a horror play, a “Coriolanus” without Coriolanus, the celebrated biologist James Watson had to eat vats of humble pie in 2007 after stating that he is “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa.” Paul Weston, a politician who wants to reverse Albion’s staggered suicide, was arrested and jailed by British police for reading a truthful quote from Winston Churchill about Islam.
Twitch your nose at the gay carnival, and find out what “no place to hide” means. David and Jason Benham had their show cancelled at the HGTV cable network after a Useful Idiot website labeled them “anti-gay, anti-choice extremists.” Mozilla’s CEO Brendan Eich had to step down in a hail of public opprobrium after his heinous crime was revealed in public: Eich had donated $1000 to support California’s Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage.
Refuse to rent a room to a homosexual couple in your own Bed and Breakfast, and you will be hauled before the court, fined, and submitted to a stern lecture and rape of your conscience, as happened to Phyllis Young in Hawaii in 2007 and to Peter and Hazelmary Bull in England in 2008. Refuse to marry a same-sex couple, and you will be threatened by your own government with up to five years in jail and a fine up to €45,000, as happened to seven recalcitrant mayors in France.
Of course, countries such as Russia and China, which mean to survive and to perpetuate their peoples, know not such nonsense.
Brush inadvertently by the n-word, and, if you are White, you are finished. The BBC recently sacked its DJ of 32 years, David Lowe, for playing a 1932 song that contained the n-word. Mr. Lowe was not aware that this word was in the song and he offered to apologize on air. But that was not enough to satisfy the BBC politruks: Lowe had to leave.
Hope-Change brigade political commissar Leonid Brezhnev giving a Progressive Diversity “Non-hater” award to a Soldier-for-Equality (per Wikipedia repro of the original)
Just prior to that, the BBC set to fire its most profitable face, Jeremy Clarkson of “Top Gear,” because he recited an old nursery rhyme on-air that contains the n-word. Clarkson had tried to avoid the pitfall in several takes, but in the “printed” take it still sounded as though he uttered it.
This desecration of the n-host resulted, predictably, in a mob howling for Clarkson’s blood. Quite uncaring that his own ancestors may have been victims of such mobs braying by reason of phony host desecrations five hundred years earlier, it was Danny Cohen, BBC Television’s Chief Diversitoid, who set out to fire Mr. Clarkson, though the latter “begged for forgiveness.” Nor should it be assumed that BBC’s Director General, Tony Hall, intervened with the ballistic Mr. Cohen to spare Clarkson for the sake of sanity and the sacred Anglo-Saxon tradition of freedom of speech. Not at all. But the program “Top Gear” that rests inseparably on Mr. Clarkson’s shoulders generates for the BBC over a quarter billion dollars in annual revenue.
By the way, here are the opening stanzas from the lyric ballad by one of Western Civilization’s most celebrated and successful contemporary artists, indeed, Hip Hop’s first billionaire:
Bitch [N-word] (Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog)
Some good-(a-word) weed!
Check it out dog, this game is a (mf-word) trip man
Word on the streets
Everybody always tryin’ to run up on me
Hollerin’ about word on the street is dis (n-word) said this
Man I dont give a (f-word) about what that (n-word) said man!
Thats whats wrong with you (n-word), you (n-word) is just like bitches
Hoe (a-word) (n-word), talk too (mf-word) much
Study your own, get your own, yahmsayin?
Be independent (n-word), beotch!
Bitch a-word n-word
Yeah Im talkin’ about you
And you too
The rest of this epochal ejaculation of much-celebrated creativity may be found here. In this inverted system in which the low is high and the high is persecuted, it’s no wonder that the old Western tradition of intellectual university debates are subject to “hacking” by minority participants unable to contend with intellectual rigors. Instead, they impose on the proceedings “arguments based on personal memoir and rap music, completely ignor[ing] the stated resolution, and instead assert[ing] that the framework of collegiate debate has historically privileged straight, white, middle-class students.” Moreover, the new style has received mainstream acceptance, sympathy, and awards.
At Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, at the students’ insistence, the administration has agreed to implement a “mandatory power and privilege training” as part of its Orientation week for every HKS degree program. This thought reform — similar to the brainwashing sessions of zombie Chinese mobs during Mao’s Cultural Revolution — comprises “a mandatory power and privilege training that examines components of race, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, ability, religion, international status, and power differentials.”
Brandeis University, pressed by students’ petition and multiple protests from the faculty, rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali due to her past statements’ being “inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” Similar student and faculty protests gutted an honorary degree for Condoleezza Rice at Rutgers, and commencement speakership for Christine Lagarde at Smith, though both women are milquetoast centrists.
We are now a quantum leap beyond the compulsory PC/MC regime I invoked at the beginning of this chapter. It’s no longer the regime, the ruling elites of Western Progressives, which pen its erstwhile owner-citizens in corrals of Orwellian lies. The Long March Through the Institutions has by now produced two generations that have known nothing since babyhood but the constant buzz of postmodern Cultural Marxism. The young have inhaled with every pore the lies and the fake-outs, the omissions and the managed perceptions, and are now imprinted with the jaundiced view of fictitious Reality, a poisoned Weltanschauung. They are themselves the enthusiastic propagators of this fictitious Reality, its enforcers and executioners, its Children of the Corn.
This is therefore a mentirocracy: an entrenched social system based on lies, in which the population has internalized the lies. It is worse than communism, where a small, fanatical minority coerced the large majority to live by and pay homage to gross lies. At least there, the people were keenly aware those were lies. Quietly, stubbornly, they clung to the truth, waiting for some future day of deliverance.
But in a popular mentirocracy, there is no future deliverance, except by miracle. In a brainwashed and dumbed-down population — tellingly, only 4% of Americans think they have below-average intelligence — enlightenment comes as a flash only in the final moment, midflight when the mentally ill, delusional polity is being tossed by history to its junkyard.
In a recent New York Times article, “America the Shrunken” Frank Bruni limned the response of a “thoughtful college junior” to the diminished America of the future. The young man of course has no remembrance of how magnificent a country it was just 55 years ago, when it was strong, confident and meritocratic rather than mentirocratic:
A thoughtful college junior I know told me that while he didn’t envision a richer American economy in his future or a mightier American role in the world, he looked forward to a country with a warmer embrace of diversity, including gay marriage in every state. He itched to be a part of its creation.
|1.||Per Lynn and Vanhanen’s “IQ and the Wealth of Nations” (2002) the average IQ of the Japanese is between 102 and 109 (per different studies) versus 87 for the average Iraqi. I am convinced that this plus other genome-embedded factors have something to do with the differences in how Islam and Shinto-Buddhism view the world and how they impact the respective cultures.|
|2.||Wade’s book gives Diamond a deserved spanking.|
|3.||I have much deeper reasons to develop such a psychosis than any of these Jewish-Americans, as it’s my own parents, not theirs, who went through the horrors of the double Holocaust, Jewish and Slav, and it is I who as a result of Nazi racism (and Soviet “classism” too) was born without a family and a place in the world other than these two human wrecks who conceived me. Yet these celebrated Jews’ lying take on Reality, no matter how based in understandable neurosis, fills me with revulsion.|
|4.||If this article covered every area in which the government of the United States lies to its subjects, and the European Union to its own, it would be a thick book. But just in the narrow context of the Afghanistan/Iraq adventure, reminds uncharacteristically Huffington Post, “When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America’s wars, versus the known minimum of $3.7 trillion.”|
|5.||It’s a rhetorical question. But it is equally true that no Black community, no failed black city, would ever be as terminally insane as the beautiful, prosperous, white and gentle City of Madison, where Progressivism drips from the clouds and the 15th Annual White Privilege Conference has recently taken place at a cost of $20,000 in mostly-White taxpayers’ money. Featured prominently was a Black Lawfare professor enabled in her career, as evident in her résumé, by the same chain of white Useful Idiots as Barack Hussein Obama. The professorette attacked B.H. Obama, as “the face of global white privilege.” Ultimately, biology may decree that the white race has lost its fitness to survive, and genomic science may show why.|
|6.||At this point in the narrative an angry white voice is usually heard in the audience, reeling off names like Ben Carson, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas etc. I would gladly carry the briefcase of either of these gentlemen just for a chance to learn something (and on one occasion did, Williams’s). But the angry voice would have committed two logical fallacies. First, the statement “All X are Y” is nontransitive with respect to “All Y are X.” Second, evidence of different outliers’ characteristics in a Gaussian distribution does not belie the traits exhibited by the average and the majority — and it’s these two that must serve as a basis for sane public policy. Thus the fact that the two tallest men in the world are Chinese (were, last time I checked) does not disprove or color as “racist” the statement that “Lithuanians are taller than Chinese.”|
|7.||It’s useful, as background, to compare the “Project Based Learning” agenda currently pushed on America’s children by the teaching establishment, against a traditional mode of learning, here .|
|8.||Data from the 2008 Lynn-Vanhanen book, IQ and Global Inequality, presented accessibly here [pdf].|
|9.||This article deals just with lies related to biological group differences and their cultural effect. Those lies alone are enough to destroy the entire West, country by country — but there are additional tightly woven blankets of hugely consequential lies, primarily in the realm of economics, fiat money and central banks, marketing and advertising, promotion and publicity, New World Order and the thousands of institutions major (UN, EU, OECD etc.) and minor (NGOs etc.) working in its behalf, mass media content, news and journalism in general, comparative politics (e.g. “democracy,” the worthiness of universal suffrage), vaunted values (e.g. tolerance, compassion), and more.
Takuan Seiyo is a European-born American writer living in exile in Japan. For his previous essays, see the Takuan Seiyo Archives.