Category: Italian IQ

Greg Johnson and the Very Idea of HBD Privilege

Two part post.  Emphasis added.

First, Johnson’s HBD Scandza talk. I agree with more than 90% of it; so I’ll just comment on the few points of disagreement, as well as points that require more exposition.

I want to thank Frodi and the rest of the Scandza team for making this event possible, as well as all of you for coming out to hear me. 

Or not.

I am honored today to be speaking alongside these distinguished doctors of the human sciences. 

Who?  MacDonald?  Dutton?  “Human sciences?”  How about real STEM?  Zero.

My Ph.D., however, is in philosophy.

Qualified no doubt on this subject.

Philosophers don’t do scientific research. Instead, we stand back and try to talk about the big picture, including the meaning of scientific discoveries for politics and morals. 

How can you talk about the meaning of those discoveries if you don’t understand them?  If you believe that pseudoscientific trash is real science?

The main reason to reject the claim that America is a white supremacist society is the fact that some non-white groups—chiefly East Asians and certain communities of South Asians—do better than whites in key indicators of success, such as educational attainment, income, and law abidingness, and they did so before anti-white discrimination and non-white tokenism became rampant. 

HBD says they are our masters and betters!  Better start your measured groveling.

If American whites were intent on creating systematic white privilege and supremacy, we failed miserably. White racism is not a sufficient explanation for differing racial outcomes in America.

We have an alternative hypothesis based on the science of Human Biological Diversity. The differing levels of education, income, and law-abidingness—to name just three factors—among racial groups in America are precisely what we would predict given measurable differences of IQ and sociopathic personality traits between the races. For a survey of the effect of IQ on a wide range social outcomes, see Richard Lynn’s The Global Bell Curve. On racial differences in personality traits beyond just IQ, including psychopathy, see Michael Levin’s Why Race Matters (Oakton, Vir.: New Century Books, 2016).

HBD is NOT science.  Science includes vigorous hypothesis testing, not cherry picking data to support pre-conceived sociopolitical beliefs. For examples of HBD pseudoscience, see the posts here. In particular, see this.  And how come Johnson doesn’t mention his buddy Rushton in this speech?  Because he knew Dutton would be in attendance?  Thus, Johnson is either a coward for not mentioning Rushton if he still believes Rushton’s work is valid, or he is fundamentally dishonest for not publicly admitting that he (Johnson) was misled by Rushtonian fraud.  Which is it?

The science of Human Biological Diversity also explains why some non-white groups excel in white societies, even though they too have trouble finding flesh-colored band-aids.

Uh-huh.  HBD – NOT a science – is a political movement meant to subordinate Whites to Jews and Asians – no more and no less.  Useful idiots like the Amren and Counter-Currents crowd are ultimately working toward that end.

Every human being deserves a home, where he can be himself free of the interference of others. 

Does this include Hungarians being free of Morgan?  Romanians being free of Munro? Poles being free of Anton?  Italians being free of Farrell?  The ethnonationalists can’t even exemplify their ideal in their own private lives.

There is no moral imperative to destroy our homelands to accommodate strangers. 

Strangers like John Morgan in Hungary.

There would be no such imperative even if it were possible. 

Hungarians – deport Morgan.

And there is certainly no imperative to destroy real homelands in pursuit of the impossible dream of a society in which all peoples feel equally at home.

Yes, Bulgarians don’t need to hide their faces and wear sacks over the heads so Deasy feels at home when he visits there.

But there is one place where all the peoples of the world can feel at home. It is called the planet earth. This planet is big enough for all races and nations to have places they can call their own. This is the ethnonationalist version of utopia. 

The ethnonationalist version of utopia – living in other people’s nations, criticizing the natives, taking the women, and mocking the culture.

Second, more HBD stupidity:

The HBD-ethnonationalist-pro-Jewish-yellow supremacist alliance continues, this time presented by an estrogen-enriched effete French ”man” and a Lombard wanna-be. The “differences in intra-Italian IQ” are a figment of Lynn’s imagination. Intra-Italian genetic differences are real (as are other, albeit smaller, genetic differences throughout Europe), but are to be expected given the geographical structure of that nation and the various population movements throughout history.  Nevertheless, genetic kinship analyses – at least those I have seen of individuals’ genetic data – consistently put “Italians” as the closest population for peoples from different parts of that nation, including having S. Italians having top kinship hits with “Italians” (Bergamo) and “Tuscany.” You won’t see that in any of the sweaty ethnic fetishist articles.  As far as Ancient Rome goes, we await the Moots paper.  In any case, expect months of heavy breathing about the Italian genetics paper cited in the Amren post, even though it really doesn’t say anything fundamentally different than other papers of previous years.  The fetishists are positively deranged when it comes to Italians, particularly Southern Italians.

I suppose Amren is the centroid of the Jewish attempts to leverage their HBD fraud to divide Europeans and wreck racial activism.  After all, people with a four thousand year old history of nation wrecking are precisely the ones you want pulling the strings of your “nationalism,” eh?  

Absolutely despicable. We won’t forget what the HBD traitors are doing.  Pro-Jewish shills and peddlers of embarrassing Semite-approved pseudoscience.

Treason never prospers…well it does in the short-term, but dishonest evil, like HBD, tends to have a short half-life.

Race and Science in Der News, 6/26/19

In der news.

If she had stayed in China, this wouldn’t have happened.  Good things tend to happen (and bad things don’t) when you don’t invade the living spaces of other peoples.

Zman is getting better and better at the tin cup panhandling:

If you care about your community and want to support those working hard on your behalf, consider supporting my work by donating the price of a beer or a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Five bucks a month is not a lot to ask. Unlike those mega-corporations, I will not use your money to destroy your family and community.

No, but he’ll defend Jews who do those things to you and your community.

When you read this, remember Lynn pontificating that “pollution” is lowering the high, high IQ of China.  Cherry picking, anyone?

The project to make cells resistant to viruses (and other stressors) seems to be essentially a joint enterprise of European-descended people (e.g., Church) and Jews (e.g., Ostrov). Involvement of the Holy Oriental seems to, at best, at the lowest levels of technical assistance.  Thus, Whites and Jews (to give credit where credit it due) are at the forefront of scientific innovation, while the ever-so-superior Yellows are not.

The scientific group Genome Project-write (GP-write) announced on Tuesday that they plan to launch a “grand-scale community-wide project” to develop cells that are resistant to viruses, as well as cells that are potentially resistant to radiation, freezing, aging and cancer. It’s the first step, it says, toward producing “ultra-safe cells” at will.

More on the initial background work here.

Der Movement starts breathing fast and heavily – dat dere Nordic Desert Empire!  Well, if the body really is so remarkably well preserved, maybe there’s some viable nuclear DNA there to do autosomal genetic testing for overall ancestry and phenotypic traits, and not just mtDNA for maternal lineage determination.  No doubt any such autosomal data would slow down and lighten the breathing rates of sweaty Nutzis.  But then again, maybe not – they’ll just ignore or misinterpret it.

The Unbearable Stupidity of HBD (and Greg Cochran)


When that old IQ-GDP correlation doesn’t quite go the way the HBDers want, they sure know how to wave their hands around and excuse subpar perfomances by their Asian darlings (you know, the folks who cheat on achievement tests and only report test scores from well-educated urban populations).

The arterosclerotic Greg Cochran says:

…bad choices (Communism), having the world kick you in the crotch (Mongols), or toxic intellectual fads can all make smart peoples unproductive.

Yes sir, the Chinamen (but not the Slavs, no siree) are held back by the legacies of Communism. And those poor pacifistic Mongols have been kicked in the crotch by the world, don’t you know.
I mean, even for a misanthropic retard like Cochran, that’s beyond delusional. Hey Greg, I don’t know, but maybe the Mongols have been more the kickers than the kickees when it comes to global crotches, eh?
If memory serves, I do believe the Mongols established a vast empire through brutal warfare, terror, and the slaughter of civilian populations, followed by the exaction of tribute from the conquered peoples. And all that wealth and power resulted in what, pray tell? The Mongols are unique in human history in having established a long-standing empire lacking in any foundational cultural idea or impetus whatsoever. Ethnic Mongol cultural achievements: zero.
Hey, fundamentally dishonest HBDers – if you want to pick peoples of whom it can be reasonably said that they’ve been “kicked in the crotch by the world” how about the Balkans? Russians (Mongol conquest, Communism and genocidal Jewish commissars, Hitler’s invasion, Jewish looting of the post-Soviet economy)? The Irish? Sicilians? How about the Basques?
Oh wait…they’re not Asian, so historical excuses don’t count, eh?

Against Lynn: First RLP Blog Post Reproduced Here

Answering Amren lies.

I see that Lynn has been defending his Italian IQ nonsense against Unz, which found its way on Amren in August 2012 – Amren of course always being willing to attack gentile white ethnics while being hysterically reticent to feature anything even remotely negative about Jews. Lynn’s understanding of population genetics and racial history is very poor, and features outrageous cherry-picking and misinterpretation of single locus data, along with a reliance on studies from the mid-1990s, along with the false claim that published findings agree with his Kempian cartoon-like imaginative “history.” Reality can be better observed with this more recent autosomal work, which is by Northern Italian authors who themselves use Lynnian rhetoric, but show data not compatible with Lynn’s misinterpretations and distortions. See here.

It is clear that Northern Italians have less of the Northern European-like component and more of the Near Eastern-like component than do Northern and Western Europeans. Central Italians have less of the Northern European-like component and more of the Near Eastern-like component than do Northern Italians and Southern Italians have less of the Northern European-like component and more of the Near Eastern-like component than do Central Italians. This in fact shows a very clear cline of gene frequencies, similar to what has already been shown by Novembre and colleagues (as well as others since then) – genes vary with geography. Looking at the data, it is clear that the three Italian groups are much more similar to each other than any are to the Northern and Western Europeans to the left or the Middle/Near Eastern and North African groups to the right. The relatively small differences are in the proportions of the genetic components and, again, it is clear that despite the differences, the Italian groups are remarkably similar to each other. Fst data from the same work support this; as is expected from clinal differences, Southern Italians are a bit closer to the Middle/Near East than are Northern Italians, but again, all Italian groups are very close to one another, and Southern Italians are genetically closer to Northern and Western European populations like CEU and French than to the Middle Easterners. 

Given the relatively small differences among Italian groups (looking at the data and not the breathless writing in the aforementioned manuscript), it would seem that if “low-IQ” Southern Italians are substantially “admixed” with Middle Easterners and North Africans, then the “high-IQ” Northern Italians are as well, albeit to a slightly lesser extent. But one does not need to invoke modern admixture to account for the bulk of these intra-European differences. This work [UPDATED NOTE: no longer online] suggests the possibility that Southern Europeans are predominantly of Neolithic European “farmer” origin and that Northern Europeans are a mix of that and earlier Mesolithic peoples, who had some affinities with East Asians.

From that work, the authors make the following conclusions about the overall genetic history of Europe:

1. The arrival of Neolithic farmers probably from the Middle East.

2. Nearly complete replacement of the indigenous Mesolithic southern European populations by Neolithic migrants, and admixture between the Neolithic farmers and the indigenous Europeans in the north.

3. Substantial population movement into Spain occurring around the same time as the archaeologically attested Bell-Beaker phenomenon (HARRISON, 1980).

 4. Subsequent mating between peoples of neighboring regions, resulting in isolation-by-distance (LAO et al., 2008; NOVEMBRE et al., 2008). This tended to smooth out population structurethat existed 4,000 years ago.

Thus: increased “Middle Eastern” Neolithic ancestry in Southern Europe, decreasing in a cline going northwards, and “isolation-by-distance” creating the smoother clines of gene frequencies observed in Europe today, and which are clearly shown in the Italian genetic data.

Now, one could argue that the Eurasian Mesolithic hunter gatherers were under greater selective pressure for intelligence, and, hence, populations with greater Mesolithic origin have higher IQs than the more Neolithic European groups. But there’s no need to invoke a mass, widespread historical admixture with modern Middle/Near Eastern and/or North African populations. Southern Italy no doubt has a bit more such modern admixture than Northern Italy, but the levels are small and cannot be invoked to explain Lynn’s purported IQ differences. Most of the genetic differences within Europe were likely in place by the end of the Neolithic.

With respect to the IQ issue, Lynn’s reliance on achievement tests and self-administered online IQ tests is laughable. gloaded IQ testing has shown that Sicilian children did not have lower IQs than Northern Italian children. Another group mentioned in the same link, using a cognitive assessment test, found IQs of 100.5, 101.2, and 103.1 in Northern, Central and Southern Italy, respectively. That’s not the final word on the subject, and it may well be possible that Northern Italians, with greater Mesolithic origins, do have a bit higher IQ than Southern Italians. But that has to be established via careful IQ testing, not Lynn’s bizarre use of non-g tests and online self-administered test data.  It’s unlikely that when the “dust settles” that Lynn’s conclusion of a 2/3 of a SD difference in IQ between Northern and Southern Italy will hold.  Lynn’s dogmatic and close-minded insistence on his original IQ claims, and the fanciful ancestry tales spun around those claims, does not reflect well on his commitment to serious academic scholarship.

But that’s to be expected from someone who “estimates” Irish IQ by averaging results from one test given to Irish children, with scores in the high 80s, and a different test given to Irish adults, with scores in the high 90s – giving an “average” in the low 90s. The almost comical absurdity of this – which may pass as “scholarly” in the oxymoronic “social sciences” – doesn’t past muster in real science, where averaging can be done only on real replicates.  You cannot average completely disparate data sets!

How would Lynn measure racial differences in running speed I wonder? Average Olympic sprinting times with that of five year olds running potato sack races in Kindergarten? The responsible approach to the Irish IQ data would be to attempt to evaluate why the findings were so different and which are more accurate. Even better – give the same standardized test to both Irish children and adults. But, no. As long as the “estimated” score falls into a preconceived notion of an IQ-GDP/achievement correlation, there’s no need to seek the truth. It’s all a shame, since the study of racial differences in intelligence and behavior is important, and needs to be carefully examined by real scientists, not by biased, addled ideological demagogues, who are “enabled” in their shocking pseudoscience by a cheering section with a vested interest in the “findings” thus generated.   IQ fetishists on the right and IQ deniers on the left are two peas in a pod. Neither deal in real science and scholarship.

Lynn’s Method of Pseudoscience

In seven easy steps.

1. You come up with a hypothesis, such as the idea that GDP varies with IQ, and that there is a casual relationship so that national IQ determines national GDP (and other measures of national success and productivity).
2. Instead of being a proper scientist and viewing your hypothesis with skepticism, and attempting to falsify the hypothesis, you instead desperately try to find data points to support your hypothesis, including cherry picking data and “estimating” (i.e., fabricating) IQ scores based on some achievement test data (tests that are not necessarily g-loaded and tests that Asians are known to cheat on).
3. In order to explain the ludicrously low IQs “estimated” in this fashion, you invent “intermediate racial clines” in European populations, based upon laughably misinterpreted single locus data and/or outdated studies, while openly ignoring the established fact that autosomal DNA studies irrefutably reject the idea that the relevant populations are some sort of “intermediate racial cline” significantly different from other “non-intermediate” European populations (including those in the same nation state).  The data instead show the usual, known gradual genetic clines that exist within Europe along the North-South and East-West axes, so that there are gradual and proportional shifts in ancestry proportions moving along, for example, the North-South axis of of the Italian state.  Thus, S. Italians are slightly “less Northern European” and slightly “more Near Eastern” than are N. Italians, but are hardly some sort of mid-way, intermediate racial cline spanning between N. Italians and Near Eastern/North African populations.  In the same manner, one would not label Russians and Finns as “intermediate racial clines” between Europeans and Asians, just because they are a (small) bit “more Asian” than are NW European Celto-Germanic populations. Gradual genetic clines and low levels of admixture exist across Europe, and these do not define intermediate populations with IQs marginally higher than that of American Negroes.
4. You then ignore, or spin away, actual IQ data that completely refute the “estimates” you’ve “calculated.”  After all, your “estimates” fall neatly on a linear regression of IQ-GDP (actually, correlation, but since you assume causation, it’s akin to a [invented] linear regression), while the real IQ data present a more complicated and nuanced story.  So the real data must be “wrong.”

5. Instead of admitting that you are wrong, or even just admitting the possibility of being wrong, you double down on your errors, obstinately defending data and explanations that do not, and cannot, support your hypothesis.
6. Then someone on The Mankind Quarterly advisory board writes a fawning review of your work, with the interesting fact that you yourself are the Assistant Editor of the journal reviewing your own work (no conflict of interest there, certainly).  That review is then breathlessly reproduced at a pro-Jewish “racialist” site (that has previously described its viewpoint as “yellow supremacist”), despite the fact that site knows full well that the work is highly controversial and is hardly supported by iron-clad facts.
7. The most charitable explanation of all this is that Lynn is emotionally invested in his hypothesis, and identifies his entire career and his professional reputation (such as it is) on that hypothesis and its supporting theories being correct.  Therefore, he’ll refuse to accept the overwhelming evidence of being wrong (particularly on the population genetics data, about which there is no doubt), and he’ll be enabled in his pseudoscience by HBDers and Nutzis.

More Amren Lies on Lynn’s Pseudoscientific Fraud

Amren is an embarrassment.

In the last edition, the Balkan countries were shown to have lower IQs than Western Europe. Lynn argues that they are clines, reflecting genetic admixture with peoples from the Near East, where the IQs are in the range of approximately 90 (Turkey), 87 (Lebanon) and 83 (Syria) and hence the peoples of the southern Balkans are a mixed race cline of European and Near-Eastern populations with IQs intermediate between the two peoples.

Absolute retardation. Note the word “hence.” Essentially, the senile fool is saying that admixture exists because his “estimated” IQ scores are in between the populations – as if (falsified) IQ score differences prove (or determine?) a “racial cline.” There is absolutely no evidence for any such cline, assuming that Lynn is not so absolutely stupid to confuse Neolithic farmer ancestry with modern Near Eastern ancestry – particularly stupid since varying degrees of Neolithic ancestry is found throughout Europe. Thus, the groups that Lynn calls “European” have the same ancestry (to a lesser degree) as the others. Even if all of this is true, one thing does not necessarily cause another. Even IF the IQ scores were intermediate between two populations does not mean that the population with those scores are genetically/racially intermediate between the other two populations.

Likewise, in the last edition, Lynn noted that Portugal’s IQ was significantly lower than other Western European countries, something he put down to Early Modern African slaves, an issue which was not a factor in Spain, for example.

So, the retard is arguing that the admixture exists in Portugal, but not at all in Spain? What about the “North African” admixture (which carries some sub-Saharan genes)? Lynn is a pathetic joke.

In this edition, it is shown that the IQ in the far south of Western Europe is, in general, significantly below 100.

That is not true.

In Sicily and in the South of mainland Italy it is 90, and in southern Spain it is 95.5.

That’s from Lynn’s “estimates.” However, as discussed previously at this blog, there is ZERO real evidence for these IQ scores based on actual IQ data. ZERO. There are data that the IQs throughout Italy are similar, and there is also data that IQs in the south may be higher.

Lynn argues that the populations here are a European-North African cline, so the IQ is intermediate between Europe and North Africa.

What an idiot. North African input here is maybe, at most, at the level of ~ 5% at most, which is not, as Lynn implies, some sort of half-way intermediate admixed cline. That low level of admixture is not reasonably plausible as a possible source of depressing IQ to the absurdly low levels that Lynn “estimates.” In reality, the Mediterranean Sea has been an effective genetic barrier. Those Southern European populations are NOT “racial clines.” They are European populations with low levels of “exotic admixture” at levels comparable to admixture (of varying types/origins) found in different parts of Europe.

He quotes many expert sources–often verbatim and at length–to back up these interpretations and also substantiates his interpretation with gene frequency data.

Expert sources? The sources linked in his published papers were laughable and his interpretations of population genetics were comical, cherry picked nonsense. Again: there is ZERO evidence that actual IQ in Southern Europe is as low as Lynn asserts, and there is ZERO evidence that these populations are some sort of heavily admixed “racial cline.” Admixture exists throughout Europe at low levels; but of course, an Asiaphile like Lynn would consider East Asian admixture is a positive thin (boosting IQ, I suppose). The autosomal data linked in this post do not support the implication of a heavily admixed “cline” radically different from other parts of Italy or Spain. The differences are relatively minor and consistent with the “genes mirror geography” gradual clines found tthroughout Europe as a whole. Does this image suggest any sort of radical “racial cline” within Italy (North-Central-South)?

That Amren is still pushing Lynnian crap (while they still kowtow to Jews) tells you all you need to know about the destructive stupidity, mendacity, and cowardice of the conservative-HBD faction of Der Movement. Pushing outright LIES and pseudoscientific distortions – a complete embarrassment. Interesting how Jews have to be treated with “kid gloves” for political expediency, but White gentile ethnics can be lied about with impunity. The truth about Jews must be covered up, while fantastic inventions about dagoes must be promoted. I can’t seem to remember that Jefferson quote suggesting we need to lie to protect non-European peoples, yet promote falsehoods about Europeans.

Even AFTER Lynn has been refuted on these issues, Amren still promotes these lies. Amren seems emotionally beholden toward lying to their readers. Amren is pitiful – part of the problem, not the solution. 

Breezy Gets It Right For Once

But what about the HBDers?

Also, remind me again (*) why Chancellor Merkel has been financially pounding hell out Greece, which, for all its sins, is part of the European Union, while cozying up to and inviting into the E.U. Turkey, which is not? 

I have this weird notion that the European Union would be more popular with Europeans if it tried harder to benefit Europeans than non-Europeans in, say, West Asia.

Breezy is correct. But look at it this way. For the likes of Merkel and other Superiors, Turks are wonderfully sweet Asiatics – and we must all grovel and prostrate ourselves before the Altar of Asia – while Greeks are, well, you know….
*Yes, but remind me again why HBDers worship at the Altar of Asia while spewing hate toward particular European ethnies, up to and including fabricating “estimated IQ scores” while actually ignoring real ones?