Note: Repost from the old blog.
A White Supremacist just wrote me to tell me this.
It’s important to take this crap on full-bore because this is the heart of the White nationalist argument about culture and economics. If we can smash this argument, the whole White nationalist argument comes tumbling down.
Genes drive culture. Screwed up countries are screwed up because their genes are lousy. Mexico sucks because it’s full of Mexicans, not Swedes. That’s it in a nutshell.
Not so fast.
My position is that capitalism has largely failed in Latin America. Not due to low per capita income, but due to the horrible poverty, lack of schooling, medical care, shelter, food security, infrastructure and the grotesque inequality of the continent.
Let’s take a look just at IQ:
Albania 90 Bermuda 90 Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 Croatia 90 Costa Rica 90 Ecuador 89 Laos 89 Kyrgyzstan 88.5 Turkey 88.5 Mexico 88.5 Samoa 87.5 Peru 87.5 Azerbaijan 87 Brazil 87 Tajikistan 87 Turkmenistan 87 Uzbekistan 87 Iraq 87 Tonga 86.5 Bolivia 86 Colombia 86 Venezuela 86 Guyana 85.5 Jordan 85.5 New Caledonia 85 Cuba 85 Syria 85 Fiji 84.5 Morocco 84.5 Paraguay 84.5 Vanuatu 84.5 Lebanon 84 Panama 84 Puerto Rico 84 Kiribati 84 Yemen 84 Fed. St. of Micronesia 84 Iran 84 Marshall Islands 84 Solomon Islands 84 Belize 83.5 Saudi Arabia 83.5 United Arab Emirates 83.5 Algeria 83.5 Libya 83.5 Papua New Guinea 83.5 Tunisia 83.5 Dominican Republic 83 Bahrain 83 Oman 83 Kuwait 83 Honduras 82.5 Nicaragua 82.5 Egypt 82 El Salvador 82 The Bahamas 81 N. Mariana Islands 81 Sri Lanka 80 Barbados 79 Guatemala 79
Latin American states are in blue above. Non-Latin American states are in bold. I did not include Chile, Argentina or Uruguay above because those populations are mostly White. The countries in blue are primarily Mestizo, mulatto, and various other combinations of Black, White and Indian. I am not going to bother going down the line here to describe each non-Latin American state.
I can only tell you that many to most of the nations in Black lack at least one of the serious problems that afflicts Latin America. Most nations in black have low crime rates, certainly much lower than their Latin American counterparts. Most of them do not have the same kind of horrible and outrageous poverty that Latin America has, in particular with the insane gaps between the rich and poor.
The situation where a tiny percentage of the population hoards almost all the money while poor majorities fester in horrific shantytowns without plumbing, running water, schooling, medical care or proper housing in general does not exist in the nations above.
I don’t have infant mortality statistics for the nations above, but Sri Lanka has a very low infant mortality rate, and it is a poor country. It is useful to compare Sri Lanka to India to show how a socialist government in Sri Lanka is kicking ass on murderous Indian capitalism. By not having an infant mortality rate as low as Sri Lanka’s, India is killing 2.8 million kids every single year. That’s just mass murder.
That’s why I support the Maoist revolutionaries in India who have taken up arms against the state. There’s already violence in India. There are millions dying prematurely every year. Are Maoists killing 4 million a year in India? Hell no. Indian capitalism is!
As long as Indian capitalism kills at least 4 million people every single year, people need to shut up about Maoist violence. Maoist violence seeks to end the mass murder that occurs in India every year, hence it’s a righteous project.
I’m not sure what else you might want to look for above. There are Arab states that have achieved some very high standards of living with relatively low IQ’s. So they have oil. So what. So does Venezuela, Mexico and Bolivia. So how come they don’t look like Dubai or Riyadh?
It’s even hard to argue that Mestizo nations are automatically poor. Not the case. Mexico, at $12,500/year, can no longer be considered a poor country. The fact that the wealth is distributed so horribly is the cause for the horrible and criminal poverty, ridiculous crime rate, lack of sanitation, etc. in Mexico.
The experience of Cuba shows that Latin American style shantytowns and rural poverty can be wiped off the face of the Earth in a Latin American country. It shows you can achieve First World education and health figures and eliminate malnutrition. You can hook up the whole country up to clean water and sewage treatment. You can wipe out the horrible gaps between the rich and the poor and the horrific crime rate that results.
The only difference between Cuba, the countries in Black above, and most of Latin America is economics. Most of the countries in Black above are socialist to one degree or another. Others such as Western Samoa have reverted to a more basic and traditional type of lifestyle that at least eliminates poverty has nearly eliminated crime.
There is simply no reason whatsoever to assume, based on the figures above, that Latin American capitalism’s horrible problems and results are due to the IQ’s of its population.