Low IQ in the Information Age

Watching the cable news channels Thursday night as they covered the attack on the Dallas police by the George Soros funded Black Live Matter, I was fascinated by some of the “man on the street” segments. The blacks they interviewed were not angry ghetto rats ready to break out with chants of “kill the pigs!” Instead, they were articulate, middle-class blacks more concerned with posting their selfie on Faceberg than the shootings. They went to the riot because it was the cool thing to do and all of a sudden it was really cool so they captured the moment with a selfie.

That’s the thing you can’t help but notice about this black anger spasm is that it is almost exclusively among middle-class blacks. In fact, it is among the blacks who are the greatest beneficiaries of the Civil Rights movement. The angry black guy today is most likely to be a mulatto at an Ivy League college, or in a government position, by the magic of affirmative action. Barak Obama, instead of being thankful for having not been born in Africa, walks around with a chip on his shoulder about race. He and the Mulatto Mafia that surrounds him are largely responsible for BLM.

This is not just a black thing. One of the distinguishing features of “homegrown” Muslim terrorism is that it is usually perpetrated by second and even third generation Muslims. The parents came here, got jobs and were grateful to be able to give their kids a better life. Those kids, on the other hand, are filled with resentment at their “fellow citizens.” They embrace radical Islam because they are filled with hate toward the society into which they were born. Islam does not make them crazy. They went bonkers on their own and found radical Islam to be a convenient vehicle.

One possible explanation may be IQ. Being the smartest guy in the black family means you are about as smart as the average white guy. Similarly, being the smartest guy in the immigrant Afghan household puts you somewhere around the IQ of a tow truck operator or office clerk. Being the smartest guy in the Chinese family means you teach computer engineering at the local university. Being the smartest guy in a Jewish family means you win a Nobel Prize in physics. This is a deliberate exaggeration, but the gaps are well defined and documented.

These Black Lives Matter types grew up in middle-class homes and did well in school. Because they scored at the top-10% of their race, they were eagerly recruited by the better colleges, where they suddenly found themselves struggling to keep up with their fellow students. The Chinese kid sitting next to them in chemistry is a full standard deviation smarter and can breeze through his course work, while Yolanda needs endless hours of tutoring just to clear the freshmen requirements. That results in a lot of resentment and high dropout rates among affirmative action beneficiaries.

People like Michelle Obama and Loretta Lynch have found themselves struggling to compete with their coevals their entire adult lives, which is why they have a chip on their shoulder. Their credentials are meaningless and at some level, they know it and they know everyone else knows it. Instead of being grateful for the opportunities, they are resentful of the daily reminders that they are where they are because someone decided to put them there as a trophy. High achieving blacks often feel like pets, because they often are the pets of sanctimonious white liberals.

Muslims have a similar dilemma. Their parents come here happy to have indoor toilets. They left squalor and violence to live in relative comfort. They may harbor their own resentments, but their life in the West has largely met their expectations. The kids, on the other hand, come in with the same expectations as the Italians, Irish, Asians, etc., but they are not equipped with the same cognitive toolkit. The average IQ in Iraq is just under 90, which places them in the “uphill battle” portion of the bell curve. They are looking at a top of being a security guard or warehouse worker.

This is not just a problem for blacks and Muslims, of course. There are plenty of stupid Italians and Irish. Townies in Boston are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain their social standing because the world no longer rewards a work ethic. America, like most of the West, is a technological society and raw IQ is a required ingredient for success. There’s also the social component. Increasingly, you need a narrow set of social skills to succeed and these are cultivated in private schools and upper middle-class neighborhoods.

President Obama is a good example. He is top-5% for his race in IQ, maybe even top-2%, but that was only good enough to get him through the affirmative action door of elite colleges. His upbringing gave him the exotic, international charm that is highly valued among our national elites. No matter what you think of his politics, Obama is a very charming guy in a way that is appealing to the sort of people running Western governments and institutions. Needless to say, most blacks and immigrants lack the social skills and they have no way to attain them.

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Christopher S. Johns
Christopher S. Johns
4 years ago

At least middle-class blacks are employable. Most of the feral ones getting shot by LEOs are so cognitively impaired and have such poor impulse control that they can’t even follow the directions of a cop screaming at them with a weapon drawn. If you can’t do what you’re told in those circumstances, you sure can’t follow along when a teacher or employer is trying to give you instructions on how to complete the simplest tasks.

Christopher S. Johns
Christopher S. Johns
Reply to  thezman
4 years ago

I can’t begin to imagine what it’s like to be a cop dealing with dindus all day, every day. Is it surprising that some of them develop an itchy trigger finger, considering the hostile, violent animals they have to confront?

Drake
Drake
Reply to  thezman
4 years ago

This is why the Muslim religion is perfect for them – it takes away the need for decisions.

The truck (which I never perform maintenance on) will run or not run as Allah wills it. No need to aim that rifle – it will hit whatever Allah wills. Since everything in the world works that way, very little brainpower is ever expended.

It makes training Arab troops an exercise in frustration.

Elgin3b
Elgin3b
Reply to  Drake
4 years ago

You should try training their military pilots. Always wondered how many of my former Allied nation students are now bits n’ pieces in a blackened crater somewhere.

Sam Eipeachtime
Sam Eipeachtime
4 years ago

So Barack Obama and the Mulatto Mafia are responsible for this black lives matter thing? Are you saying that black people are being victimized by policemen because we have a mulatto president? I’m not defending black lives matter nor am I saying that blacks are the predominate victims of violent police encounters. I am not suggesting that violent police encounters are unwarranted. I am not pretending to be knowledgeable about anything that happens outside of my own community. I am just asking you to clarify: Are you saying that black people are being victimized by policemen because we have a… Read more »

BillH
BillH
Reply to  thezman
4 years ago

Z Blog must be be swimming in the main current of the blogosphere. It’s starting to draw more kooks and cranks. Or perhaps kooks on crank.

Adama
Adama
Reply to  Sam Eipeachtime
4 years ago

“I am not pretending to be knowledgeable about anything that happens outside of my own community.”

Clearly.

UKer
UKer
4 years ago

All politicians, from Obama to our own Camerwrong, are charming people whatever their IQ is. I expect Merkel the Murderess of Germany’s future is, as well. They all have one quality which is to make the person they meet feel special. Sure, they do not actually care how your kids are doing in school or how your battle with disease is going, but for a few shining moments they are all focussed on you, the mug who voted them in to more money and power. Ten seconds later, you are history. Forgotten. The nearest I came to this incidentally was… Read more »

Drake
Drake
Reply to  UKer
4 years ago

Yes – most car salesmen have no idea how cars work – the guys fixing them in the shop are probably smarter. Same with politicians – most have no idea what they are selling other than their own popularity.

Nedd Ludd
Nedd Ludd
4 years ago

HBD Matters
Training Our Afghan Allies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdggP7rw0mg

Doug
Doug
4 years ago

The won certainly has his race war now. I often wonder when the rank and file dirt people civilian police are going to figure out they are dupes in all this. It is obvious the local, city, county and state political class is an operative component in the fundamental transformation. Thing is, it isn’t they who have the guns and are in the thick of it. They just sit back and wreak havoc for the federal regime operatives. It could not be more obvious. The turmoil is a product of something far larger. Think declaration of Martial Law. What better… Read more »

LetsPlay
LetsPlay
Member
Reply to  Doug
4 years ago

Agreed. Dallas shootings a false flag? Lone sniper? I doubt it. Riots till November. More killings. Declare martial law. Cancel election. No Trump win. Who cares about Hillary? Barry gets to be King!

Bellator
Bellator
4 years ago

It gets worse as we advance into the 21st century. Robots and “business process” software will make 60% of the US population not only unemployed but unemployable by 2040. There are solutions but most of them are dystopian.

Doug
Doug
Reply to  Bellator
4 years ago

You know why the marxists will ultimately lose? Because their war is against human nature, against culture. Dirt people are tribal and communal people. Most people have a sense of identity, of belonging to something. A heritage of time and place. Most of us don’t even think about it, it is just a sense of things we scan with our radar and keep a running tab of in the backs of our consciousness. But the cultural marxists are so anti-human, so detestable, really such nasty creatures, they cannot impose their long march without a corrupted government that employs threat of… Read more »

Marina
Marina
4 years ago

From my FB (heavily composed of people from a lefty industry and the ragingly lefty alma mater, there are a LOT of lefties that seem to be spoiling for a civil war. Lots of talk of gun confiscation and the desperate need for gun control. Do they understand that you are not going to get a couple hundred million guns in private hands into government warehouses without starting something? Getting guns out of the hands of Americans is logistically impossible, regardless of its merits. You would kill far more people doing it than are being killed by gun crime. I… Read more »

Severian
Reply to  Marina
4 years ago

I often wonder what, exactly, they’d be doing differently if they were trying to start a civil war. All this stuff shows the biggest problem with bubble living. Just as Ivy Leaguers have no idea how many guns there are out there, and how passionately most gun owners feel about their firearms, so the Soros-funded dindus taking potshots at the cops have zero idea that blacks are only 13% of the population. Yes, everyone in the ghetto is black, but they’re surrounded by a sea of white. Hell, a few posse comitatuses could starve the inner cities into submission in… Read more »

did
did
Reply to  Marina
4 years ago
did
did
Reply to  did
4 years ago

Ban, not Gan. Sheesh …

JayMan
4 years ago

Muslims have a similar dilemma. Their parents come here happy to have indoor toilets. They left squalor and violence to live in relative comfort. They may harbor their own resentments, but their life in the West has largely met their expectations. The kids, on the other hand, come in with the same expectations as the Italians, Irish, Asians, etc., but they are not equipped with the same cognitive toolkit. The average IQ in Iraq is just under 90, which places them in the “uphill battle” portion of the bell curve. They are looking at a top of being a security… Read more »

Karl Hungus
Karl Hungus
Reply to  JayMan
4 years ago

Seems like the govt is selecting for the most barbaric violent individuals from the ME, and I am guessing they are pretty dense on the whole. That guy in Orlando was a security guard, for example.

Thud
Reply to  thezman
4 years ago

There are different type of Pakistanis? who knew and who cares?

jay dee
Reply to  thezman
4 years ago

My anecdotal view agrees as well. Our real estate agent went to American University in Beirut. And lots of Persians here in Orange County……..many in “transactional” businesses (car sales, real estate) but a fair number in IT and similar industries too. Not many dummies.

BillH
BillH
Reply to  JayMan
4 years ago

I think it depends on the Muslim. From video clips and documentaries I sense there is a tremendous difference in mental capacity between the typical Syrian refugee in New York and the typical Somali refugee in Minneapolis.

Based John
4 years ago

I think the only rational solution is a Free Black State run by black for blacks. Integration has sadly not worked out…

Nedd Ludd
Nedd Ludd
Reply to  Based John
4 years ago

I don’t imagine we’ll be seeing Blaxit anytime soon.

Old Codger
Old Codger
Reply to  Nedd Ludd
4 years ago

Don’t you think $250K and a one way ticket (with no chance of re-entry!) to Liberia or Nigeria would be enough incentive for a fair number of Dindus? The smarter ones could buy slaves from the Muslim traders and live like kings for a few years. Combine that with welfare reform which penalizes more than two illegit children and the continuing Planned Parenthood form of birth control, then SWOOSH! Most of a problem culture has disappeared.

Member
Reply to  Old Codger
4 years ago

I don’t think Africa wants what we would be exporting. Even if they arrived with $250K

michael x.
4 years ago

The problem with having a low IQ is not about the ability to perform general tasks. By far, most tasks in ordinary life only require an IQ in the range of 90+/-. The problem is that people who have a low IQ suffer from a lack of expanded awareness. This lack of expanded awareness leaves them unable to deal with abstract matters. Institutional religion filled that void in understanding abstract matters for the majority of easily confused people. There is much to recommend religious dogma as a substitute for the ability to reason in bringing order to public behavior. With… Read more »

guest
guest
4 years ago

Great interview on the issue with Heather Mac Donald on El Rushbo, or the full text transcript, injecting some reality and busting a few myths.

John
4 years ago

There will be war. There should be war. They are starting the war that will solve the problem that is them.

dentshop
Member
4 years ago

“Their credentials are meaningless and at some level, they know it and they know everyone else knows it….” Michelle Obama (and her husband) are legally banned from practicing law in the United States. Both of them surrendered their licenses when she was about to be deregistered for lying about the qualifications of her yet to be called to the Bar husband. At first, they both wanted to fight the charges on discriminatory grounds but Barack’s benefactors intervened. Knowing full well that being stripped of their licenses could spell doom for Barack’s political career, they were both persuaded into playing nice… Read more »

Uncola
Uncola
4 years ago

Perhaps Barry should appreciate Caucasian’s more, at the very least, for his Mom. But then again to do this, he would have to overcome his dark side.

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B Newman
B Newman
4 years ago

The blacks are America’s Palestinians. Somehow they are never responsible for the mess they make, and are coddled cradle to grave. As the Palestinians never face reprisals for their self made problems, and are shown to us as refugees after more than almost 70 years by people who wish to use them against us. The general black population is much the same despite living in this country over 250 years.

LetsPlay
LetsPlay
Member
4 years ago

Everyone talks about high IQ like it is some godsend. Without a balance of moral conscience, ethical behavior, honesty, honor, integrity, these sorts of things which seemingly are imputed to those with high IQ’s, I do not place much faith in this measure by itself. Just look at all the “scientists” committing fraud on the issue of global warming, oops, climate change, just to get more research funding and keep the gravy train rolling. Must be some very high IQ’s in those people. Look at politicians. Look at the EU leaders and now the clown Breedlove of NATO/EU pushing for… Read more »

Dan Kurt
Dan Kurt
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Reply to  LetsPlay
4 years ago

re: IQ Chances are that you have never been in a situation where you have encountered a group of individuals with IQs over 150. If you were a grad student at an Ivy or equivalent in STEM you may have otherwise you probably have been exposed to smart individuals circa 125 to 135 IQ. Such individuals are plenty smart and can and do wonders. The 150+s on the other hand are amazing. Have you ever met someone who scored 800 verbal and 800 math on the GREs? Have you ever seen a student who NEVER STUDIED but got the top… Read more »

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