Raymond Kidwell #racist disqus.com

[Commenting on AmRen’s review of “Race Differences in Psychopathic Personality: An Evolutionary Analysis”, a new book by Richard Lynn, the author of “The Bell Curve”]

I think psychopathy is a misnomer. Different races and ethnic groups have different instincts. In many cases its neither good nor bad, sometimes it affects group success or individual success. As an example, many online white nationalists will accuse "Jews" of being psychopaths, other people claim that psychopaths rise to the top of society and control the world. Neither one is accurate.

Ashkenazim tend to be more aggressive than your typical white European. They have chutzpah. They are more likely to aggressively fight for their self interests, both as individuals and as a group. A typical European may find this off putting or perhaps respectable, but its different. Of course individuals within a group vary- not all Jews are stereotypical of their group, and so on with other groups. By contrast I think the average European is too docile. They let themselves get used and abused. This explains the huge difference between Israel and European nations. Israel is a little too aggressive to non-Jews. Europe is far too accommodating.

Similarly you have differences in mating or social behavior. Polygamy and multiple sexual partners seems to be the norm in every black community across the world (other than maybe upper class blacks in a predominately white community). At the same time many white people who have tried "free love" in the hippy movement decided its not for them and they are more interested in having a single partner. Not every person conforms to a stereotype, but generally the instincts and inclinations of different races vary. But to call one group "psychopaths" and another "normal" its not really accurate.

It is true that there is a difference in altruism. European whites tend to be the most altruistic group which makes white communities generally more desirable to live in than others. By Altruism I mean a basic concern for other people, compassion, non-criminality etc.

When I delivered food for a living I saw the clear difference- even in a wealthy neighborhood where everyone has the same wealth and same cultural background there is a gigantic difference in tips. White people tip well. They gladly help others without asking for some immediate gain. There may be individual exceptions but you can clearly see altruistic behavior in a white community. Black people were the lowest- many of them tip very badly to the point where if there are a lot of blacks in the community the business is forced to charge the tip as part of the bill. Jews tend to tip the minimal. They don't want to leave a lousy tip and look bad in front of others, but they also don't want to be too generous- so they'll usually tip whatever is considered normal (like 10% or whatever) but never anything super generous. Indians from India are almost on the same level as blacks, but may care a little bit more of what others think of them. Asians are somewhere between Jews and whites.

All these little "instincts" add up to vastly different societies or communities- and different social institutions. One example: East Asian societies are plagued by authoritarianism. A major reason for this is Asians tend to be very docile and compliant (somewhat ironic that this leads to strong armed governments). In this case I.Q. doesn't account for the vast difference between a typical white community (which is more democratic) and a typical East Asian one (more authoritarian) nearly all the difference relates to instincts. Although you can see if the conditions are right Asians can maintain a democracy but it tends to slide towards authoritarianism if there are no whites to object, because there is not a lot of opposition to power grabbing. Jewish societies are the opposite. Ask two Jews a question and you get three opinions. It would be nearly impossible to maintain authoritarian rule over a predominately Jewish community (at least in the long term wouldn't work). I think "instincts" is a better word than sociopathy. In this case altruistic instinct would more specifically describe what we are observing.



So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!

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