Category: IQ

IQ and Leadership

Part of the explanation?

Why “movement” leaders tend to be, in general, incompetent mediocrities leads to a number theories.  There is of course Der Movement’s stringent ethnic affirmative action program. The dominance of Der Movement by Type I activists, who favor their own, for leadership, also is a factor.  Dissident movements tend to draw in marginal personalities, while the elevation of defective freakishness repels the less marginal; the lack of suitable candidates leads to marginal leaders. Leaders are almost always overt and public activists, typically attracting people who have “little to lose” IRL (unless they are trust fund babies or the retired wealthy).

Another mechanism is that even when other variables are controlled for, the perception (perception, NOT reality) of who is an effective leader is related to the leader’s IQ, but in a curvilinear and not linear fashion.  Thus, assuming an average IQ of 100, the peak for optimal perceived leadership is an IQ of 120 – not only are dumber people perceived as less effective, but smarter ones as well. One can theorize mechanisms for this phenomenon, but it is what it is.  Emphasis added:

Although researchers predominately test for linear relationships between variables, at times there may be theoretical and even empirical reasons for expecting nonlinear functions. We examined if the relation between intelligence (IQ) and perceived leadership might be more accurately described by a curvilinear single-peaked function. Following Simonton’s (1985) theory, we tested a specific model, indicating that the optimal IQ for perceived leadership will appear at about 1.2 standard deviations above the mean IQ of the group membership. The sample consisted of midlevel leaders from multinational private-sector companies. We used the leaders’ scores on the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT)-a measure of IQ-to predict how they would be perceived on prototypically effective leadership (i.e., transformational and instrumental leadership). Accounting for the effects of leader personality, gender, age, as well as company, country, and time fixed effects, analyses indicated that perceptions of leadership followed a curvilinear inverted-U function of intelligence. The peak of this function was at an IQ score of about 120, which did not depart significantly from the value predicted by the theory. As the first direct empirical test of a precise curvilinear model of the intelligence-leadership relation, the results have important implications for future research on how leaders are perceived in the workplace.

This may be another explanation for “movement” failure.  120 IQ people are intelligent no doubt, but have limitations.  Most prominent “movement” leaders would tend to be in this range (Hello Alt Right!  Hello Alt Wrong!) and more intelligent and capable people are weeded out (and for other reasons such as those discussed above).

But, but, but…”what about William Pierce?” Der Movement mutters.  There are those other variables to consider: “leader personality, gender, age, as well as company, country, and time fixed effects.”  Pierce benefited from ethnic affirmative action, although not particularly charismatic he had certain alpha male personality traits, he was tall and physically imposing, people respected him for giving up his academic career to associate with Rockwell, and there was a time/era effect – he came to prominence in an America more appreciative of the science/technical men; today’s Beavis-and-Butthead “movement” is unlikely to value an “egghead” physicist.

And consider Strom, likely equally intelligent, but never considered as leadership material even before his legal troubles.  Although ethnically acceptable, Strom’s personality and other traits could not compensate for a high-IQ (and likely contributed to a more negative view).  Gliebe was much more acceptable to the rank-and-file: how did that turn out?

Historically: Hitler was likely less intelligent than Goebbels, Mussolini less intelligent than Gentile or Evola, Codreanu less intelligent than Cuza, etc.  Francis Parker Yockey failed as a practical leader, and a careful reading of Coogan’s book suggests reasons why, some of which relate to Yockey’s own personality quirks and personal failings, but also because of jealousy over his obvious genius as well as the inability for him to effectively explain his concepts to the Type I riff-raff.

Getting around this problem would entail the high-IQ leader compensating like Pierce if possible, or surrounding himself with high-IQ advisers and listening to them, or a fundamental change in the “movement” that would allow it to overcome the societal prejudice against the higher-IQ.


Asian Invasion

Sallis right again.

Strom on the Chinese-Asian threat, which includes miscegenation.

That underscores the genocidal, anti-White evil of HBD “race realism” and the Derbyshire school of thought, never mind the masochistic yellow fever Silk Roaders.  Racial imperialism, indeed.

Please read this.

After writing about race-mixing Alt-Righters, we get this passage (below), and if you ignore the pathetic anti-racist screed sections and instead concentrate on the main message of Der Movement’s (sometimes literal) lovefest for Asians, it might as well have been lifted from posts at this blog (emphasis added):

But the nebulous acceptance of Asian people goes beyond the so-called “alt-right’s” dating preference; it’s baked into much of the ideology of white nationalism. Take, for example, the far right’s obsession with IQ tests, which builds off of junk intellectuals like Charles Murray, author of the infamous 900-page book, The Bell Curve, and Jason Richwine, a scholar who was fired from the Heritage Foundation after his racist dissertation was dug up (Richwine now writes for the National Review). With this, the far right loves to peddle the thoroughly debunked argument that differences in IQ tests show that black and Latinx people are genetically disposed to be “less intelligent” than white people.
The use of pseudo-science by racists to make their ideas sound more respectable is nothing new. Intellectual racism persists, but the guises change. While Bell Curve-era “race science” was once all the rage, now the online alt-right bangs out WordPress blogs about “human biodiversity” written by users with monikers like hbdchick.
But one pesky problem for racists is that East Asians actually score higher on IQ tests than white people. (As do Ashkenazi Jews, a fact rendered even more complicated when dealing with neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic segments of the far-right.) “It’s almost like [the alt right] having to make that sacrifice,” Keegan Hankes from the Southern Poverty Law Center told me. “If your whole world view is based on this idea that there are meaningful genetic differences, you have to acknowledge that Asians score higher on IQ tests.”
Jared Taylor, who runs the white nationalist website American Renaissance and is one of the most avid hawkers of racist IQ theories, expounded on the “good culture” of East Asians in an interview with Splinter. Taylor spent the first 16 years of his life in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. He told me that “if whites are to be replaced by some populations other than themselves, it would be better that they be replaced by Asians.”

Now, let’s see: where have you read someone warning you about the HBD Alt-Wrong, and their yellow supremacist ideology?  Where have you read someone warning you that HBD is a political movement meant to advance Jewish/Asian interests over that of Whites?  Where have you read about the IQ obsession of Der Movement’s HBD precincts, the stupidity of taking a disgusting creature like HBDCunt seriously?  Yes, you are correct: at EGI Notes.  Sallis, and only Sallis, will tell you the truth about the HBDers and their lickspittle admiration of, and promotion of the interests of, West Asians (Jews), East Asians, and, to a lesser extent, South Asians.  It’s all Asia, all the time.  Interested in what’s good for Whites?  This is the blog for you. If you are instead interested in self-hating yellow supremacist Whites, race-mixers, sexually deranged masochists who want to be ordered around by Chinese girls with guns, idiots who think Chinese “maidens” and deep state Japanese “shady ladies” are their allies, who are led by the nose (or another body part) by Asiatic honeypots, who value Asia over Europe, who do the bidding of their Jewish/Asian masters – well, you know where to find them.

It’s your choice.

Some Great News! And Some Derbyshire Bits

How did I miss this good news?  Another HBDer and race-mixer bites the dust.

From the tear-stained ramblings of the execrable John Ray:


The last 12 hours have been very tearful for me. After a long battle, Chris Brand has just passed away…Something that upsets me about Chris’s death is that I could have prevented it if I had known earlier what I know now.  He died in an NHS (government) hospital of hospital-borne infections. He got one after another, progressively weakening him until he had nothing left to fight with.  NHS hospitals are riddled with hospital borne infections and Scottish NHS hospitals are said to be worse even than English ones…Curse and goddam the NHS! 

…Chris’s wife, Dr. Shiou-Yun Fang…is from Taiwan…

All I have to say is bless and all praise the beloved NHS!

I know there are some who will say it is “unpleasant and unseemly” to be cheerful over someone’s death.  No doubt this will be ascribed to my “insanity” and/or “bitterness.”  No, it is completely logical. As readers of this blog are well aware, I consider (and with good reason) HBD as an anti-White political movement that delegitimizes White racial nationalism in favor of a pro-Jewish and pro-Asian “cognitive elitism.”  I have, in great detail, analyzed this aspect of HBD; thus, I view a White male HBDer married to a Chinese female as functionally equivalent to a White male traitor who spies for China at the behest of a female Chinese “honeypot” agent.  Question: if Merkel were to suddenly die of an illness, what would the “movement’s” reaction be?  You know very well there would be significant joy in many quarters; to my mind, there is no real difference between Merkel and Brand.  I’m not going to mourn the passing of someone who attacks White racial interests, and supporters of HBD do indeed, in my opinion, attack those interests.

On a side note: if it was so obvious, even to Brisbane Johnny, that NHS hospitals are unsafe, why didn’t Brand’s high-IQ waifu realize this?  And if Ray and Brand were such close friends why didn’t Ray know what hospital Brand was in?  All these folks are such cognitive elitists, and the most fundamentally basic and important facts just pass over their heads.  Are these the betters of all you pro-White activists out there?

This VDARE post is full of all sorts of amusing tidbits (and the great news about Chris Brand of which I was unaware – thank you Mr. Derbyshire for brightening up my day and providing the topic for the first part of this blog post), including an item Derb mentions about which I have some inside information – information of which Derbyshire is quite obviously completely unaware – but of which I’m not at liberty to write about.  On a wholly unrelated (of course! of course!) matter, here’s an interesting book.

Some other items about, or relevant to, Derbyshire:

Merry HBD Christmas, Suckers: 2017

Some observations.

I have previously written, repeatedly, on how HBD is a political movement, with concrete political objectives, including, but not limited to, hostility to White nationalism and promotion of the competing ideology of cognitive elitism, which is a thinly disguised attempt to enhance the status and power of Jews and Asians in the USA and throughout the West as a whole.

In this regard, the obsessive promotion of the “Hajnal line” narrative can be reasonably seen as an important component of the HBD political toolkit, designed to turn Europeans against each other, and disrupt the organic solidarity of Europe, the West, and the racial nationalist project.

It is certainly interesting that one never observes HBDers – or their sycophants in Der Movement – using the Hajnal narrative against, for example, Jews (huWhite Men of the West), East Asians, or others of interest (e.g., certain non-White HBD bloggers and their offspring who look like they were expelled from their mothers by defecation rather than by parturition). No, it is always used against rowdy Russkis, drunken Micks, swarthoid Afrowops, Iberian dagoes, greasy Balkanoids, and all those nasty Cuman-derived alien Romanians dancing the Hora – all the flotsam and jetsam of Southern and Eastern Europe, as well as that of the extreme Celtic fringe.

Speaking of ethnocentrism, for example, to the extent that trait actually differs within Europe (and the refugee crisis and the European response raises the question as to whether it actually does), it’s a mysterious coincidence that the more geographically peripheral areas of Europe that have historically been the subject of multiple invasions and occupations (by both Europeans and non-Europeans) are precisely those regions thought to be more ethnocentric.  It’s almost as it – perish the thought! – that an ethnic memory of repeated invasions, occupations, repressions, etc. by various peoples, including but not limited to Mongols, Turks, Moors, Saracens, etc. (never mind the French and German invasions of Russia and the enormous loss of life those, particularly the second, caused), have left behind a population distrustful of outsiders and more willing to defend the group from such outsiders.  Baffling it all is!  And, it’s almost as if regions of Europe historically secured against repeated AfroAsiatic invasion, and which never suffered the sort of trauma inflicted on Russia from Western Europe, would naturally be – shocking it all is! – less sensitive to being “triggered” by outside incursions.

No, let’s invent all sorts of HBD theories to explain it – as long as the extreme ethnocentrism of Jews is never, ever discussed (they are huWhite, after all).  Likewise, by analogy, the “Napoleonic complex” would be explained by HBDers as some sort of “genetic inherited behavioral trait biochemically linked to shortness” and not as the result of a learned behavioral reaction to the manner in which male height differences are dealt with by society.

Curiously, the HBD propensity to explain everything biologically stops at the entrance to the synagogue or to the Chinese restaurant (with the notable exception of constantly praising Jewish and East Asian high IQ).  Certainly, we will look in vain for a treatment at Amren about how Jews are alien to the West or about how East Asians reflect Down’s syndrome phenotypes.  After all, those degenerate Romanians are still dancing the Hora – long may it turn.

It are, by the way, Type I activists who are almost exclusively the ones so easily manipulated by the HBDers; Type II activists are for the most part immune (one can only imagine what Yockey would have thought about it).  This is yet another reason why the dominance of Type I activists in Der Movement is such a disaster and why more equitable power-sharing with Type II activists is absolutely required.

Merry Christmas, all you Type I suckers!  Long may you turn on your puppet strings manipulated by your HBD puppeteers.

More East Asian/Down’s Syndrome Similarities

Infants. In all cases, emphasis added.

White babies started to cry more easily, and once they started, they were more difficult to console. Chinese babies adapted to almost any position in which they were placed; for example, when placed face down in their cribs, they tended to keep their faces buried in the sheets rather than immediately turning to one side, as the Caucasian babies did. They briefly pressed the baby’s nose with a cloth, forcing him to breath with his mouth. Most white (and black) babies fight this maneuver by immediately turning away or swiping at the cloth with their hands, and this is reported in Western pediatric textbooks as normal. While the average Chinese baby would simply lay on his back, breathing through the mouth, accepting the cloth without a fight.  

In addition, lower Negative Emotionality for infants with DS observed in this study supports the idea that lower levels of reactivity, related to decreased noradrenergic and adrenergic activity, may translate into fewer negative emotional responses for infants with DS…In this study children with DS were also described as demonstrating lower levels of Distress to Limitations (i.e., anger/frustration), which may in turn contribute to lowering the risk for behavior problems.

In an early study, Lind et al. (1970) found that babies with Down syndrome required more stimulation to provoke crying and had diminished visible responses to pain than control babies.

Thus, both East Asian and Down’s syndrome infants share important behavioral traits; traits that are inborn and physiological, centered on a greater passivity and lessened response to stimulus (including stimulation to cry).

And, guess, what other infants have problems with bilirubin and jaundice?

Surprise!  Down’s syndrome.

The evidence continues to mount that the evolutionary history of East Asians converged onto a phenotype functionally equivalent to a high-IQ Down’s syndrome “retardate” type.

East Asians = High-IQ Down’s Syndrome Phenotype

The Simian Crease

Down’s and Asians. Native Americans are of course ultimately of Asian origin.

Following up on this, more information; well, well, well

In humans, a single transverse palmar crease is a single crease that extends across the palm of the hand, formed by the fusion of the two palmar creases (known in palmistry as the “heart line” and the “head line”) and is found in people with Down syndrome. It is also found in 1.5% of the general population in at least one hand.

Because it resembles the usual condition of non-human simians, it is also known as a simian crease or simian line, although these terms have widely fallen out of favor due to their pejorative connotation.

…it is more common among Asians and Native Americans than among other populations…

Very interesting.  In a sense, if the original hypothesis (linked to above) is true, East Asians can be considered functionally equivalent to very high functioning Down’s syndrome patients, the oxymoron of “high IQ retardates.” It would be useful to compare gene expression profiles and cell signaling in East Asians to Down’s syndrome patients.

We could also hypothesize that East Asians are a form of semi-autistic highly attenuated idiot savants, with an emphasis on spatial, mathematical intelligence and focused k-selected behaviors, with defects in most other aspects of the human experience – creativity, for example.

Please note that this sort of hypothetical rumination is not meant to be in any way hostile to East Asians.  However, from the standpoint of “human biodiversity” – that the “movement” proclaims it is ever so interested in – one would think that the possibility that a major racial group is akin in many ways to Down’s syndrome is something that should be investigated.  From a practical standpoint, any potential findings could possibly be used to devise novel therapies for Down’s patients or for others afflicted with cognitive and/or behavioral deficiencies.  If such people can be brought up closer to normal human (or at least East Asian) levels of function that would be a vast improvement in their quality of life.  One could focus on differences in gene expression and cell signaling between Asians and retards that allow East Asians to exhibit a “high IQ” despite the possibility of evolved deficiencies that overlap with Down’s phenotypes, and leverage those differences to mimic these Asian patterns in retarded patients.

Do East Asians Reflect Down’s Syndrome?

Paper title: Down subjects and Oriental population share several specific attitudes and characteristics.

Now here’s a quite fascinating hypothesis indeed!  Emphasis added:

Down’s syndrome is characterized not only by a typical “habitus”, mental retardation of variable gravity and several alterations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrenteric and immunitary system, but also by specific attitudes and characteristics that are in common with the Oriental population. Starting from the origin of the term mongolism, replaced with other terms such as Trisomy 21, Down’s syndrome, and anomaly of Down because of the racist use made in the last century, we propose, in the light of modern knowledge about the heredity of features, a reflection on those aspects and attitudes which highlight a very particular twinning between a Down person and Asiatic peoples.

Some excerpts; emphasis added:

The incidence of thyroid disease in the Down population is another aspect that may be highlighted since it recall the Asiatic population. In fact, thyroid disorders are common in the Down’s syndrome… In several studies about the incidence of thyroid disorders in the Asiatic populations, childhood Grave’s disease has been reported to be rare, but epidemiological data showed to be higher in Hong Kong children…Another study observed that one large Chinese family harboured susceptibility loci for autoimmune thyroid disease which is distinct from those previously found in the Caucasian population…The tendencies of Down subjects to carry out recreative–reabilitative activities, such as embroidery, wicker-working ceramics, book-binding, etc.,that is renowned, remind the Chinese hand-crafts, which need a notable ability, such as Chinese vases or the use of chop-sticks employed for eating by Asiatic populations. Perhaps the explanation for their capacities resides in the monkey-like cast of the hand…Also this characteristic of the Down syndrome may be considered a point in common with oriental populations…Conclusion These observations might highlight very interesting aspects connected to the supernumerary chromosome 21 in Down’s syndrome, whereas they are natural features of Asians…

The basic hypothesis here, as I understand it, is that the superficial similarities in physical appearance between Down’s syndrome individuals and East Asians reflect deeper, more fundamental similarities between those two populations.  Now, obviously, this isn’t about intelligence since, as the HBDers and others of their ilk never tire of telling us, East Asians have a high, high, high IQ.  However, there may be similarities of physiology and of behavior that correlate with the “Mongoloid” appearance.  Could selective pressures during East Asian evolution resulted in a physiological and behavioral profile that overlaps with that of retardates?  One could further speculate on associations between East Asians and autism spectrum personalities as well.

No surprise that the paper discussed here was labeled “racist” by outraged Orientals.

So, is Amren going to discuss this hypothesis after they’ve finished publishing some idiot spewing forth his subjective personal opinions about how terrible Romanians are?