A stir was recently caused when liberal Cardinal Walter Kasper allegedly told a reporter that the Vatican should not really care what Africans think on theology, since Africans aren’t very enlightened, which Kasper later denied saying. Of course, this comment is straightforwardly true. The average IQ of Sub-Sahara Africans is quite low (65 – 75) and the cause is most likely genetic. Nonetheless, this statement has caused all the pointing-and-stuttering indignation from “conservative” American Catholics, who seem to think that Africa is on the cutting edge of civilization. Just look at the indignation from the Twitter feed of First Thing‘s Matthew Schmitz, who at least is consoled that African Catholics will soon outnumber European Catholics. He looks forward to an African Church that someday will be lorded over by some African witch doctor.
As I and others have noted previously, two things are taking place right now with Christianity: (1) Inside the West, Christianity is becoming indistinguishable from Cultural Marxism (think of Christian leaders’ fanatical support of mass immigration and non-white adoption); (2) outside the West, Christianity is becoming a non-Western religion, mostly notably among the blacks of Africa and the Mestizos and Amerindians of Latin America. For white Christians, what is the way out of this dilemma?
The question whether Jews are natural race realists might seem odd to some considering that Jews, since the 1950s, have been at the forefront of promoting the “race is a social construct” myth. In fact, Jews today, following the lead of people like Franz Boas and Israel Ehrenberg (aka Ashley Montagu), have almost single-handedly transformed the social sciences away from Darwinian models toward black-slatist / race-does-not-exist models.
But things were not always this way. Prior to WWII, Jews (and by ‘Jews’ I mean mostly Ashkenazis) were some of the most adamant race realists. Mitchell B. Hart’s 2011 book by Brandeis University Press, Jews and Race: Writings on Identity and Difference, 1880 – 1940 (reviewed here), shows that Jews, prior to WWII, overwhelmingly believed in the reality and importance of racial differences. Even Franz Boas, who later would promote the “race is a social construct” myth, early on believed in the hardwired reality of racial differences.
So what happened? In short, WWII happened, whereafter Jews decided race realism was bad for Jews and began to promote race denialism. Israel Ehrenberg (aka Ashley Montagu) and others even muscled the United Nations into declaring that race isn’t biologically real.
But things aren’t so simple. Although Jews today prescribe race denialism for the West, in Israel they are the ultimate race realists and ethno-nationalists. For instance, not only do Israelis deport and sterilize African immigrants, but they also practice eugenics (in the form of genetic testing of potential mates to avoid hereditary disease). And such a double-standard is the norm among American academics, where anthropologists like Jonathan Marks & Alan Goodman stir up lynch mobs against goys (such as Nicholas Wade) who argue for the general truth of human biodiversity, but they themselves are rather silent on Israel.
Although the acknowledgement of this double-standard a decade ago was limited to the fringes, awareness is becoming more mainstream. For instance, Ann Coulter recently wrote a syndicated op-ed criticizing the casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson for supporting tough immigration laws for Israel but open-borders and amnesty for the USA. And there are hundreds of similar blog posts floating around the web. Twitter is awash with tweets about Israeli ethno-nationalism. Even this week there was a protest in Israel against African immigration, where the Israelis were chanting, “Niggers, go home!,” which gained a lot of attention on Twitter.
My guess is that Jews naturally believe in HBD and naturally are very ethnocentric, but are terrified at the idea of white gentiles believing in HBD and being ethnocentric. But what is important here is the “natural inclination”. If race realism is the natural inclination of Ashkenazis and post-WWII race denialism an aberration, will Jews come back around? Will the adamant ethno-nationalism of Israel force them to once again publicly acknowledge race realism?
Perhaps for some. Others might just go ahead and deny race realism for and denounce Israel. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.
For the past month or so, there has been much talk about the identitarian European Congress conference (organized by NPI and others) in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was to have many speakers (including Aleksandr Dugin) and was in part supported by members of the right-wing Jobbik Party in Hungary. Then the antifa groups (both from Hungary and elsewhere in Europe) got involved, putting pressure on the Hungarian government to close down the conference. The anti-free speech antifas got their way in shutting down the conference, even to the point where Jobbik party members are now denying involvement, although they had been in contact with Richard Spencer for months in organizing the event. Nonetheless, although the formal conference was shut down (and some people said they weren’t coming), Richard Spencer decided to go ahead and hold an informal private meeting. (Here’s a video from Sept. 29 of Richard Spencer explaining that although the government was shutting down the conference, an informal private meeting would still take place.) Well, yesterday it seems that Richard Spencer and others were meeting in a bar and Richard Spencer was arrested by the Hungarian authorities. (Here’s a video of Richard Spencer right before his arrest.) I do not know the details …and have no idea whether Spencer has been released.
It’s ironically sad that various European authorities are so hell-bent on shutting down a pro-European conference. It’s symptomatic of the pathologically altruistic, ethnomasochistic malady infecting the West.
Video: Reaction of attendees after police raid bar. Hunter Wallace claims Richard Spencer is being deported from Hungary. Buzzfeed’s Max Seddon is tweeting that Richard Spencer will be deported from Hungary. Here is a more detailed account of what happened in Budapest. Jared Taylor reports on event. Richard Spencer again breathes the free air. Outstanding speech by Jared Taylor at the informal gathering in Budapest (take the time to read it).
Video of Richard Spencer right before his arrest: