A Black commenter writes:
In his perverse assessment of black people, that bastard Rushton notes that black African children tend to be more sociable. I particularly don’t have a problem with being seen as extroverted, but it’s held as another strike against my blackness.
That doesn’t make a ton of sense to me, but it seems that anything associated with blackness is automatically somehow problematic, instead being seen as natural leaders, we’re seen as sociopaths and raucous baboons, or as I’ve seen on one blog “feral humans.” So I say at some point maybe we should simply agree and give up on civility since we’ll never be respected even by self-proclaimed anti-racists like Robert.
I honestly do not have much of a problem with Rushton’s assessment of Blacks, other than the fact that he doesn’t seem to like them very much. I think he is an excellent scientist. If he were studying any other species, his work would be praised to the skies. The main problem with Rushton is that he’s right.
Sure Black kids are more social. Big deal. In anti-introverted America, that ought to be a great thing.
I am against extroversion because I’m an introvert. These assholes have been pummeling me my whole life, and I’m sick of it.
Relations of any kind are simply not possible for me with pure extroverts of any race. Relations, especially sexual and romantic, with strongly extroverted females are never going to work for me. Extroverts don’t understand us, they don’t like us, and they don’t respect us. They never will understand, like or respect us. Enough is enough.
But there is no need for Blacks for worry. America loves extroverts. In White society, you can hardly be too extroverted.
I pointed out that extroverts commit crime as a defense against my society’s love affair with extroversion and condemnation of us introverts. Did you know that a lot of us introverts are always being accused of being dangerous, criminal, violent, weird, creepy, psycho, child molesters, murderers, on and on?
Humans obviously don’t understand psychology in the tiniest bit. True introverts who are not angry commit a very tiny amount of crime and almost no violent crime. We are too afraid to do these things, and we are the most nonviolent people on Earth anyway, and that’s the starting point.
Fear is opposed to aggression. The more fear, the less aggression, in general.
Fear and aggression can mix in fighting or in paranoia, but introverts avoid all physical conflict and are typically not paranoid.
Paranoids are often extroverts who displace their failings onto other humans because they can’t accept they do anything wrong. If an extrovert is getting heavily rejected, it’s all everyone else’s fault. From this, paranoia springs. Introverts feel like everything is their own fault. If there’s massive rejection, they’re obviously causing these good people to react this way. There’s no reason for paranoia if you always blame yourself.
America loves extroverion. We can’t get enough of it. The last thing that White America holds against Blacks is their extroversion.
However, White America does hold that Blacks are loud, rude, hostile, rambunctious, problematic, in your face, indifferent to the feelings of others, and have low standards of honesty and morality.
The funny thing about all of these things is that they are common to extroverts of all races. These are merely facets of a more extroverted personality.
Loud: White extroverts can be quite loud.
Rude: White extroverts are the rudest of Whites. The only way to stop them is to frighten them so they don’t say their brutal shit to you.
Hostile: We Whites know that hostility and aggression are very common in White extroverts. These people are blowing up all the time, and they always blame you, no matter what. Next time you talk to them, everything is fine and they are wondering why you’re still resentful. Aggression is fear turned outwards. Fear is aggression turned inwards.
Rambunctious: Well, yes, extroverts can be pretty rambunctious if they are not controlled.
Problematic: Of course, extroverts cause tons of problems. Introverts just avoid conflict and run and hide. What problems do introverts cause?
In your face: Sure extroverts are in your face. They can be. And introvert will never get in your face unless you seriously provoke them, and that’s an unusual introvert.
Indifferent to the feelings of others: Of course they are clueless. Extroverts are thinking about themselves all the time, don’t get their feelings hurt and are pretty insensitive in general. Don’t like it? You need to grow a thick skin and let out some steam every now and then.
Low standards of morality and honesty: Yep, you got it. Extroverts are masterful liars. One thing White extroverts do all the time is make promises and then never keep them. “I’ll give you a call.” “I’ll be there at 8 PM.” They’re baffled when you’re mad that they didn’t hold up their end. To them, promises are not to be taken seriously. Of course extroverts have lower morals. With increased introversion comes hugely decreased aggression, increased guilt and increased standards of morality to the point of finickiness, uptightness and priggishness.
The extrovert is aggressive, fearless and projects fear outwards to the world as aggression. Nothing is ever his fault. If something goes wrong, it’s always someone else’s fault. They feel little to no guilt. From this set of behaviors often comes lowered morality in an ends justifies the means thinking.
There’s no problem with Black extroversion. The problem apparently is that Blacks are simply too extroverted. They seem to have few controls. As you get more and more extroverted, you verge towards sociopathy. A sociopath is simply an extrovert taken to the extreme, with poor morals.
If the Black crime rate wasn’t 8X the White rate and 35X the Asian rate, I doubt if anyone would care about any of this. And they act the same the world over. Blacks are Blacks, in the Caribbean, in the US, in Europe and yes in Africa. There is a same general behavior, and there’s tons of Black crime in all places, especially violent crime.
This really cries out for an explanation, but no one wants to offer one. Kudos for Rushton for trying to get the bottom of it.
It’s completely obvious that all this crime and a lot of the other behaviors that go along with it are manifestations of a basic Black character, the roots of which are apparently inborn. The roots of this may have to do with extreme extroversion and possibly elevated testosterone levels, which may go together.
We have an introversion-extroversion continuum that matches an testosterone continuum. Asians are at one end with the highest introversion and the lowest testosterone. Blacks are at the other with the highest extroversion and testosterone. Whites are in the middle. Incredibly, crime rates follow this continuum almost perfectly. There’s no way on Earth that can be an accident.
All of the sociological theories seem to fall on their face, and I spent years and years messing with them as a race denier until I finally threw up my hands. The problem is that Blacks don’t want to solve the problem, and they don’t want anyone else to either. They want to keep throwing up their fake theories that have never worked in the past in hopes that something will stick.
Just because Blacks have an inborn set to behave this way, is it inevitable? No, because there are societies where Blacks don’t act this way for the most part, and there are also Black societies with an extremely low homicide rate. But these are exceptional.
Yet apparently there are cultural and societal interventions that can geld Black violent crime tendencies. How easy it is to put these into play is another matter altogether.