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BUT IS HE RIGHT?

By Pete Moore On February 17th, 2020

Downing Street has refused to condemn controversial past remarks on pregnancies, eugenics and race reportedly made by a new adviser.

Labour said Andrew Sabisky should be sacked for suggesting black people had lower average IQs than white people and compulsory contraception could prevent “creating a permanent underclass”.

The commies are fuming tonight. Suggest that Asians have high IQs on average and no-one bats an eyelid. Well if a race, on average, has a higher IQ another will have, on average, a lower IQ. I genuinely have no idea if such differences exist and, if they do, how they stack up. If the statement on IQ is correct then that’s that, although the usual suspects would paint any such comment as racist. If someone advances the idea that lower average IQs is a consequence of skin colour then they ought to provide evidence to support the argument. Otherwise it’s an empty argument. I know, I have such respect for scientific rigour. There’s nothing controversial about his eugenics comments. The Left always goes up like a firework now on eugenics because of guilt. The eugenics movement was wholly a social democratic thing. The left will never wash away that sin.

But tonight’s outrage is really all about Dominic Cummings. He’s the real target.

Mr Sabisky, appointed after the PM’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings called for “misfits and weirdos” to apply for jobs in Downing Street, has been contacted by the BBC for comment.

Cummings is the evil genius who devised the Vote Leave campaign wot won the EU referendum. He’s a very bad man for doing that, according the Guardian/BBC class. Boris brought him in to Downing Street, which gives the commies a prime target.

The left loves an enemy bogeyman. It loves to portray advisors as sinister, shadowy figures pulling the strings on simpleton conservative leaders. In Dominic Cummings the British left has found its Karl Rove, a dark figure whose name they can forever hold up as the dire threat over the land. That’s what this is about, getting at Cummings.

Anyway this Sabisky chap sounds interesting. Give him a pay rise.

4 Responses to “BUT IS HE RIGHT?”

  1. Labour said Andrew Sabisky should be sacked for suggesting black people had lower average IQs than white people

    The statement is true but truthfulness is no defence.

    Here’s something that caught my eye…….

    A North Carolina man has been charged with murdering his seven-months pregnant girlfriend after her she was found shot dead in a crashed car
    James Jones, 33, was charged on Thursday over the murder of his 29-year-old girlfriend Cassia Renee Duval and their unborn daughter.

    Duval’s family said they were relieved about Jones being charged in her murder.
    ‘It does bring me some relief,’ her father David said, adding he wasn’t surprised his daughter’s boyfriend was allegedly behind it.
    ‘Just because… the majority of the time it’s someone you know.

    Just because…..yeah, sure. Dad is a policeman and he knows the stats

    Jones is charged with one count of murder and one count of murder of an unborn child

    Anyway, suppose the white victim was on her way to the abortion clinic: would the black boyfriend have been guilty of murder of an unborn child?

  2. I genuinely have no idea if such differences exist and, if they do, how they stack up

    Pete – here’s an exercise for your mind. There are countries where those who supposedly have lower IQs live and there are countries where those who have supposedly higher IQs live. Those countries of the lower-IQs are:

    https://hbdchick.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/iq-and-the-wealth-of-nations-table/

    Equatorial Guinea, Saint Lucia, Mozambique, Gabon, Ethiopia, Senegal, The Gambia – I see a pattern but I just can’t quite put my finger on it 🙂

    Those countries of higher IQs are:

    Singapore, Korea, Japan, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland….

    Which of these countries would you consider worthy of your presence, say for extended stay to work? And why?

  3. “Labour said Andrew Sabisky should be sacked for suggesting black people had lower average IQs than white people and compulsory contraception could prevent “creating a permanent underclass””

    If they said that, then this is a highly misleading statement from Labour. Sabisky made two posts, one about bio hacking and compulsory contraception, and another about black people having lower average IQs than white people. Here the two statements are welded together as if they were part of the same thought. Perhaps he does believe that, but he didn’t say it.

    “If the statement on IQ is correct then that’s that”

    His numbers are wrong (he gave 85 as the average IQ of American blacks, in fact gains made by blacks mean that the gap has been closed by about a third since the 1960s and that’s expected to continue). But it remains true that they have lower average IQ than white people, for now.

    But that is not that, not even close. Most of, and possibly all of, the difference is easily explained by environmental factors. For example bad nutrition and poverty can move IQ by about -10 points, irrespective of race. Socioeconomic status also matters, for example adoption into a middle class family can also move the dial by about +10 points. So these effects are already of the same size as the remaining gap.

    It’s also the case that white people have made IQ gains over the last 200 years or so that can’t be explained by genetics and must be environmental. Indeed compared to modern standards, whites themselves have also made up around a 15 point gap.

    So the idea that there is some innate and immutable gap is almost certainly wrong. And in any case, the difference between individuals is far greater than the difference between groups.

    Not only that but what you think of as “race” is not a particularly compelling way to subdivide the population anyway. Race is any subgroup of a species and it’s easy to construct subpopulations that have different average IQ without looking at skin color. A study some years ago found that BNP voters had significantly lower average IQ than Lib Dem voters for example. I also would not be surprised if it were the case that leave voters had lower average IQ than remain voters, though possibly with higher variance.

  4. //it’s easy to construct subpopulations that have different average IQ without looking at skin color. A study some years ago found that BNP voters had significantly lower average IQ than Lib Dem voters for example. I also would not be surprised if it were the case that leave voters had lower average IQ than remain voters, though possibly with higher variance.//

    LOL!