Both Sides Now

Sept. 4, 2017

Next week I am going to celebrate my 91st birthday. In all those years I never imagined I could be called a racist. But alas I may qualify now—if you call a supporter of Bell Curve science that nasty term.

I hate to say it but I think Donald Trump was right to condemn violence on both sides in the recent riots in Charlottesville, Virginia. I write this despite the near universal moral condemnation of Trump by the left-liberal clergy as well as many solid Republicans like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

In my (and Trump’s) defense, what in the world would you call Reverend Jeremiah Wright? He was a supporter and for over 30 years guru pastor of Barack and Michelle Obama. Wright proudly, loudly, and publicly called on God to damn the US? I would call him a racist and a violent black supremacy leader. Or how about the pop celebrity Madonna who proudly admits she “dreams to blow up the White House?” Or popular actor Johnny Depp who provokingly if jokingly asked, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Yes,  Hitler was a hateful racist as no doubt are many in the White Supremacy, pro-Nazi, or the KKK. But many blacks are also hateful racists. What about leaders of Black (Supremacy?) groups like Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan as well as white and black supporters of Black Lives Matter, Black is Beautiful, The Nation of Islam, and Black Panthers? For me, they qualify as violent racists.

I’m going to ruffle some feathers here but someone has got to at last spell out specifics.

Hitler had a point that Jews were powerful. He carried it to hateful and horrible extremes in the Holocaust. But in fact Jews are indeed powerful leaders. In Europe and America Jews have excelled in intellectual, economic, literary, scientific, and political ways. Jews, for instance, have won 30% of Nobel Prizes even though they make up only 0.2% of the world’s population!

Let’s face facts, not feel-good theories.

Testing results in bell curves that show convincingly that Jews in the US average IQs are 30 or more points higher than Blacks (who average only 85); Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, and other Orientals also have mean scores significantly higher than Whites (who average just 100) but lower than the Jews; Hispanic means are higher than Blacks but lower than Whites.

These are brute unpleasant facts to many but for the most part are not really debatable. What to make of these facts is indeed very debatable.

I don’t claim, as did Hitler, that Jews are in any kind of conspiracy. But Jewish men and women do lead and mostly control much of the intellectual life of the most media and entertainment world of the US. I hasten to add it’s also true that conservative and libertarian Jews make up a significant portion of the opposition.

So no, I am not by any stretch an anti-Semite. I simply envy Jews for their intelligence and capability and am calling your attention to facts. Of course, according to Bell Curves, there are also many below-average-IQ stupid Jews just as there are millions of brilliant high-IQ blacks and Hispanics. Of minor interest, many prominent “Blacks” are actually half-white. Like Barack Obama and Eric Holder.

Jews and Blacks have always also been prominent leaders in social justice fights and, truth be told, in communist theory and revolutions. Jews and Blacks history of fighting prejudice is understandable given their sad long history of persecution and the horrors of slavery.

So what are we to make of these not-always-faced facts?

I don’t claim these facts prove that Jews are superior or the converse that Blacks and Hispanics are inferior races. I stick by the Declaration of Independence that said all people are equal under the law and Rev. Martin Luther King’s moral rule—we should always judge individuals by their character and not by the skin color! Better yet is the wisdom of  dancer Martha Graham, “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique and if you block it, it will never exist in any other medium. The world will not have it.”

Bell Curves don’t only fit human beings but apply to all living things, plant,  animal, and mineral. Bell Curves also say nothing about causality. Immigrant Jews 100 years ago scored shockingly low on IQ tests. Blacks score low today but may win Nobel Prizes tomorrow. Is it environment or genes? No one can be sure in individual cases. The mean scores are silent too.

But bell curves do have something to say about current issues.

It does mean that profiling people by the police are bad ideas, so Trump’s recent pardon of the Arizona sheriff on a profiling conviction is another bad idea.

Equality under the law is a good idea as it always was. So Civil Rights legislation is a good idea too. Every citizen deserves to have a vote in America and to eat, travel, shop, and sleep in any public business they choose.

But pretending blacks on average are equal in talents and wealth, or that they live up to middle-class standards is faulty logic and a bad idea. So the current drive in advertising and Hollywood stories which show typical blacks in typical middle-class worlds—or the popular Hollywood stories that rely on sex, drugs, and violence to entertain—may please some authors and public. (Both ads and stories are for the most part written, produced, directed, acted, and designed by elite left-leaning and rich Jews in NYC or LA agencies and studios.) They all may backfire because they are basically dishonest—the great majority of the inner city, rural, low-IQ Blacks and Hispanics don’t really identify with that kind of setting.

To add to the mischief many middle-class and upper-class whites are now copying lower-class life styles now and dumbing down with tattoos, body jewelry, vulgar language and culture, deadly drugs, crude art, prison clothing, taking welfare, and favoring out-of-wedlock babies.

A few million talented black people with superior IQ’s have been greatly helped by needed Civil Rights laws. But the great number of low IQ Blacks and Hispanics on welfare rollls may loot in riots but don’t eat at expensive restaurants, shop at chic malls, don’t sleep in expensive hotels, don’t shop at chic malls, don’t wait in security lines at airports and rental car desks, and don’t go to classy resorts.  So they have not gained much at all.

Unfortunately, there are few jobs and opportunities in the Modern Age for low-IQ citizens. More jobs as Trump proposes are not a good solution. Personally, I suggest some version of guaranteed minimum income. If properly done it would automatically make low IQ citizens economic middle-class instead of relying on dependency-creating charity. It may well be the only solution with a slim chance of working. At least it is better than the sterilization eugenics favored by liberal President Woodrow Wilson and feminist hero Margaret Sanger a few decades ago. Like it or not, we don’t have the luxury of waiting for education to fix it.

Bill Stonebarger, Owner/President Hawkhill

P.S. This blog is longer I know. I hope you stayed with it until the end. My lame excuse for the length is a corny limerick…

There once was a poet in Japan

Whose poems never would scan

When told it was so

He said, yes I know

But I always try to get as many words in the last line as ever I possibly can.

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