• Andrew Sabisky's comments on intelligence

    From Byker@21:1/5 to Incubus on Wed Feb 19 11:00:28 2020
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    "Incubus" wrote in message news:r2j2as$s5a$1@dont-email.me...

    When Europeans arrived in Africa, they hadn't even discovered the wheel.
    Each time a technologically advanced African nation has reverted to
    African rule, it has rapidly become a Third World nation.

    I wonder if black Africans would want their European masters back?

    Which reminds me: A few years ago we talked about a film called "Africa
    Addio," AKA "Africa, Blood and Guts," a mondo film which I saw on VHS
    c.1988. The film was so controversial when released (1966) that it had to be heavily edited for foreign distribution. It's available on YouTube:

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apr6g_NK06Q

    Feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V355OG77SQM

    "What the camera sees it films pitilessly, without sympathy, without taking sides," it begins. "This film only says farewell to the old Africa and gives the world a picture of its agony." As colonialism collapsed in 1960s Africa, Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi rushed to the Dark Continent to
    record the horrifying battle for control that followed. Here was a world now ruled by rebels and refugees, plunderers and poachers, mercenaries and murderers, a land suddenly aflame with brutality, racism and unspeakable slaughter. At the risk of their own lives, the filmmakers' cameras captured
    it all. The result is a daring and disturbing work that ranks among the greatest achievements in documentary cinema, an experience that remains as shocking - and shockingly relevant - as it was 50 years ago. This is AFRICA BLOOD AND GUTS!"

    Has ANYTHING CHANGED for the better in the last half-century?

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  • From Byker@21:1/5 to Pamela on Wed Feb 19 11:36:59 2020
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    On 17/02/2020 18:40, Pamela wrote:
    Tory advisor Andrew Sabisky writes the following. It's hard to see what
    is so appalling.

    "As for race and IQ, I can only excuse the journalists here on the
    grounds of laziness, since the facts are perfectly clear to anyone who
    has researched the issue for more than 5 minutes (which I do
    is an awfully long time).

    "There are excellent reasons to think the very real racial differences
    in intelligence are significantly - even mostly - genetic in origin,
    though the degree is of course a very serious subject of scholarly

    "That debate busily bustles on, and I'm sure we'll have more precise
    answers in another 5 years or so, though whether the politicians will
    pay any attention is debatable.

    "It would be nice if they did from the standpoint of immigration
    control (in the UK, that is)."

    There a growing politically correct claim that all races are of equal intelligence. Surely no one truly thinks pygmies and bushmen have the
    same intelligence as the Han Chinese? It's all very well saying bushmen
    have their intelligence relative to their environment but it's a weak argument.

    James Watson, who won the nobel prize for discovering DNA, was forced to retire for stating this inconvenient truth. In 2007, his lab removed him
    chancellor after he told the Sunday Times he was:

    "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa because all our social
    policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as
    ours, whereas all the testing says, not really".

    The disturbing thing is not what he said but the reaction to it.

    Back in grade school when I was eleven years old, we were reading the
    story of Stanley and Livingstone, and our first clue at just how backward
    these savages were was when we read of how Henry Stanley, setting off on his quest in a donkey-drawn cart, attracted huge crowds of kaffirs. They'd seen White men before, and donkeys before, but this was the first time they'd
    seen -- a WHEEL! Over 6,000 natives, some of whom had traveled for weeks, stood in astonishment at watching a wheel turn on its axle. We'd been
    taking turns reading the story aloud in class, and when this little gem of afro-ignorance was read aloud, the class' reaction could best be described
    as spontaneous mass laughter. Even the teacher was cracking up...

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