From a comment from on the post, Black Crime and Intelligence: An Intrepid Investigation. The commenter is actually a somewhat famous Black American novelist, P. Lewis, or Phil Henderson, who I admit I have never heard of. He’s obviously extremely intelligent, and he writes very well:
“The Cuban example shows that Black genes are not destiny and there is a way forward, out of the cave of genetic determinism.”
This is a very strange site. You call yourself a leftist, and yet, you despise Gypsies without bothering to truly understand why; you obviously don’t like Jews; and concerning blacks, you actually believe in this eugenicist nonsense (which the Nazis also believed in).
If you were a genuine revolutionary you would have understood that oppressed people obviously have deeply ingrained inferiority complexes/slave mentalities. These slave mentalities express themselves in fucked-up behavioral patterns such as lying, stealing, homicide, alcoholism, etc.
And mind you, it isn’t just blacks or Gypsies: Albanians (who are white), Romanians (also white), so-called “white trash” of Eastern Kentucky and other nice parts of the USA, etc. exhibit these fucked-up behavioral patterns. But you haven’t done your homework and properly investigated the true source of these pathologies.
Instead, you assume it is because we non-whites are genetically inferior–the same bullshit that racist reactionaries within the American academy spout.
If you had bothered to do your homework you would have understood that “ghettos” are not the inventions of “blacks” or “Latinos” but the majority white society that confined them to these shitholes for various reasons, most of them being economic and racist.
If you had bothered to read genuine revolutionaries such as Fanon or Paulo Freiere or Cabral you would have understood this.
Instead, you chose to use the language of Professor Shockley and all the other fascist buffoons who came before him, many of whom were Nazi Germans, who concluded that “niggers” were genetically predisposed to criminal activity.
The part about Jews actually hurts my feelings because I actually like Jews, but people are always insisting that in fact I don’t and instead I really hate them instead. It’s confusing. I make no apologies about Gypsies. I definitely hate Gypsies, and for sure that makes me a racist. No problem. I’m an anti-Gypsy racist.
The rest is standard Leftist tripe.
Allow me to discuss my intellectual journey.
For almost my entire life, I believed this stuff that P. Lewis wrote above. I still want to believe it. After all, I am a Leftist! I really do want to believe the Leftist line on race. It’s a very nice point of view, their hearts are warm and kind, and they really do have the best interests of various groups in their hearts.
The race realists, on the other hand, are pretty much a nasty bunch of folks. They’re almost all on the Right, and typically they are on the Far Right. They are either out and out fascists, or, if they are conservatives, they are so far right that they are more libertarian than conservative.
A lot of them, actually probably 95% of them, are out and out nasty racists who just flat out don’t like anyone who isn’t White (though some make exceptions for Jews and Asians).
So, my heart really is with the anti-racist Left in some respects. They’re good people, and they are trying to do the right thing.
The race realists, on the other hand, are a bunch of bastards. Along with being rightwingers, of course almost all of them are thoroughly hostile to the Left in every way, shape and form.
Problem is that the Left is completely nuts on race. P. Lewis’ account above is just flat out wrong.
I spent over a decade researching this stuff, because I so desperately wanted to believe in it. I’ve probably read every book on race and IQ that had ever been written up until the mid 1990’s or so.
I tried every theory that I could possibly come up with to account for the data, and sadly I watched every one of my theories go down in flames. After I had used up every theory I could possibly think of, I gave it up and threw in towel and resigned myself to the position the race realists.
The Left has its heart in the right place, but on race, tragically, it’s selling us a bunch of lies. Feel-good lies, nice lies, kinder and gentler lies, sure. But lies nevertheless.
The Right are a bunch of bastards like they always are, but on race, I’m terrified that they might be correct. The data that they have accumulated to support theories which make me feel terrible is just massive. The truth on race is awful, but it’s probably true.
I’m not going to believe the Left’s lies on race anymore unless they can prove them with facts.
Although the Left’s lies on race are very powerful and have taken society by storm, at some point, their defensive walls may come down and the ugly and horrible truth about race may emerge.
My position is that the Left has to be prepared for the truth on race. If the race realists are right, why is this the end of the Left? So the races are not equal, so what? If anything, that means that the relative failures of various groups are not even their fault! How dare we punish them in any way, particularly economically, for their shortcomings! If anything, it’s an even better argument for socialism.
If some groups were falling behind and it was their own damn fault for being willful and irresponsible fools, we could morally say, “Screw you, you’re on your own.”
But what if it’s not even their fault? Then saying, “Screw you” is impossibly cruel. Some guy’s walking with a cane, you harangue him for using a cane, insist he doesn’t need it, take it away from him, smash it in front of his face, then throw him down in the gutter, kick him a few times, spit on him, and walk away. And as you walk away you call the cops to have him arrested for vagrancy.
This is what the Right wants to do to the ethnic groups that fall behind. How cruel can you get?
Marxism is a materialist science. If the race realists are empirically correct, then we socialists need to deal with that, and figure out a way to make a race realist socialism that respects everyone no matter their genetics.