Saturday, June 8, 2013

Coming Apart 1 - can Charles Murray's "vanilla unity" strategy help poor white people?

In his recent “Coming Apart” book Bell Curve guy Charles Murray laments the rise of a divide in white America. On one hand, the “Super Zips” of a construct called Belmont- stand for the more affluent, higher IQ whites who are getting married at high rates, sending their kids to the right schools, have high IQs and so on. These are the physicians, engineers, media types, etc. and surprisingly, they have a moderate amount of religion. Theirs is a culture of increasing isolation- they eat yogurt and muesli, and oft tend to be more liberal. At the other end are “working class” lower IQ whites of a construct called Fishtown, who are less intelligent, increasingly irreligious, disconnected from work (cue the classic low end white slacker), get more out-of wedlock-kids, have more social pathology, and are simply more uncouth than the “better off class of white people.” If you want to use an old formula- call the high end people “quality white folk,” and the low end - “white trash.” Now where have we heard this befo’ children?

The solution to this troubling divide is cultural says Murray. The Quality White People need to stop being so isolated, and so liberal, and be down more with the peeps, and with good old American values like patriotism, free markets and stuff like that. The White Trash needs to stop being so uncouth, pathological and oversexed and get back on track with good, solid values. (Note: Murray hmself uses the term "white trash" in some of his articles elsewhere). That’s the short version, imperfectly summarized- but here’s Murray in the Wall Street Journal:

“Taken separately, the differences in lifestyle that now separate Belmont from Fishtown are not sinister, but those quirks of the upper-middle class that I mentioned—the yogurt and muesli and the rest—are part of a mosaic of distinctive practices that have developed in Belmont. These have to do with the food Belmonters eat, their drinking habits, the ages at which they marry and have children, the books they read (and their number), the television shows and movies they watch (and the hours spent on them), the humor they enjoy, the way they take care of their bodies, the way they decorate their homes, their leisure activities, their work environments and their child-raising practices. Together, they have engendered cultural separation.”


Why have these new lower and upper classes emerged? For explaining the formation of the new lower class, the easy explanations from the left don't withstand scrutiny. It's not that white working class males can no longer make a "family wage" that enables them to marry. The average male employed in a working-class occupation earned as much in 2010 as he did in 1960. It's not that a bad job market led discouraged men to drop out of the labor force. Labor-force dropout increased just as fast during the boom years of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s as it did during bad years.”

Continues Murray:

“As I've argued in much of my previous work, I think that the reforms of the 1960s jump-started the deterioration. Changes in social policy during the 1960s made it economically more feasible to have a child without having a husband if you were a woman or to get along without a job if you were a man; safer to commit crimes without suffering consequences; and easier to let the government deal with problems in your community that you and your neighbors formerly had to take care of.
But, for practical purposes, understanding why the new lower class got started isn't especially important. Once the deterioration was under way, a self-reinforcing loop took hold as traditionally powerful social norms broke down. Because the process has become self-reinforcing, repealing the reforms of the 1960s (something that's not going to happen) would change the trends slowly at best.

Meanwhile, the formation of the new upper class has been driven by forces that are nobody's fault and resist manipulation. The economic value of brains in the marketplace will continue to increase no matter what, and the most successful of each generation will tend to marry each other no matter what. As a result, the most successful Americans will continue to trend toward consolidation and isolation as a class. Changes in marginal tax rates on the wealthy won't make a difference. Increasing scholarships for working-class children won't make a difference.

The only thing that can make a difference is the recognition among Americans of all classes that a problem of cultural inequality exists and that something has to be done about it. That "something" has nothing to do with new government programs or regulations. Public policy has certainly affected the culture, unfortunately, but unintended consequences have been as grimly inevitable for conservative social engineering as for liberal social engineering.”

There you have it. But all is not as it seems in this neat formula for several reasons:

1)) Right off the bat Murray's reference comparison years are flawed- using the atypical economic and baby boom years right after WW2 to then clain a "decline" thereafter. He uses 1960 as his baseline, but in 1960 America was in the midst of an economic boom, influenced by the massive post-war economic expansion, and a religiosity that saw an upswing during the pressures of the dangerous years of WW2. The baby boom demographic expansion also created a huge number of people that filled the pews. If this atypical period is your baseline, then it is easy to show things "coming apart" or in "decline." Murray's arguments are less convincing as a result.

2) And it it really true that the upper class' rise and larger share of the societal income nobody's fault? Actually there is and has been plenty of manipulation and favoritism to help the upper classes. To quote Murray: "Meanwhile, the formation of the new upper class has been driven by forces that are nobody's fault and resist manipulation." Really? What about massive government spending and harsh regulatory action that destroyed, er um, "redeveloped" housing for tens of thousands of poor people so the more affluent, individually or corporately could get housing and trendy commercial space? What about the cosy tax loopholes and subsidies for the rich? Oh you think nothing is being manipulated to help the affluent naive reader? What about policies that have "outsourced" and shipped numerous decent paying jobs overseas- stagnating whitr worker wages at home, increasing white corporate profits from abroad? What about government action that deployed in favor of the affluent and their lower end helpers to seize the resources of indigenous peoples,,, pushing them off their land so that it could be transferred to more affluent whites? Even at a more modest end of white affluence, what about a century of discrimination against non-whites enabling whites to hog most of the opportunities and resources while brutally suppressing even minimal attets by said nonwhites for a piece of the action? All of the above are quite subject to and have been the subject of "manipulation." But in the rarefied world of Murray the new cognitive elite of Belmont does not have to deal with such mere "blue collar" matters, in their gated communities. What do they know about autoworker jobs lost overseas? Or making a living as a plumber, or the white union hiring hall practices that lock out minorities? And the new Upper Class has benefited also by the expansion of government not simply in high-end employment or gubment contracts, but in the opportunity to exercise more power over the   fellow citizens via government bureaucracies. So when the total mix is looked at, where exactly have the forces driving formation of the "New Elite" been "neutral" and non-manipulated? The data suggests quite the opposite- there is plenty of manipulation going on.

3)) Didn’t Herrenstein and Murray tell us earlier that “a cognitive elite” was the inevitable state of things in today’s world, that chaff as well as wheat would find its own level, and that in view of the immutability of cognitive patterns society cannot do much more? That each of the nation’s groups, assigned their proper places in the cognitive order, and no longer buttressed by government social programs, should thus console themselves with their own special talents, celebrations and activities? Badly put but this is what the Bell Curve format- pushed to Hernstein and Murray’s logic boils down to. "Coming Apart" is part a rehash of the "cognitive elite" argument pushed in the Bell Curve, only the focus of more on white people, away from pesky questions about those old, reliable scapegoats- minorities.

In view of Murray’s earlier writings, why should we care about low end white people? Aren’t they the “chaff” that should find its proper level in the new cognitive order, while others like Asians assume their properly higher places in the pecking order? Don't lower end whites DESERVE their fate? Murray's concern seems disingenuous in view of his and Hernstein's earlier books and articles, and the writings of some of Murray's libertarian buddies.

4)) An irony is that many who follow Murray embraced the “Bell Curve” format as a sort of validation for white virtue and goodness, when in fact it is the "cognitive elite" that has been responsible for spme of the greatest suffering of humanity. After all, the IQ scores supposedly correlated with such goodness. But now comes Murray, over a decade later lamenting this world of cognitive validation, when as it turns out, a larger proportion of supposedly more virtuous folk (white people) are turning out to be not quite the touted paragons of the Bell Curve’s halcyon days. Could it be that the touted validation was dubious to begin with? The fact is that whites historically have always been well represented among the violent, pathological, oversexed, irreligious, lazy etc etc – from the white Irish, to white southerners, and others in between. That history though never gets as much press as the much-maligned “colored” types, and certainly, to shine the light on such um, black corners, is out of the question for assorted “heriditarian” or “HBD” race monger types. That would throw a wrench into the relentless wheels of the “white virtue” propaganda machine you see…

But on the high end the same pattern is seen. Yes, the high IQ folks in Belmont seem to have many good things going for them- but aren't they part and parcel of that dastardly liberal bloc that is responsible for so many bad things Murray documented in "Losing Ground?" Aren't they the elites that brought us the Civil RIghts revolution, Great Society, the Welfare State etc? All these things are "bad" things Charles Murray says, but if so, how could they then have been put in place by the supposedly more smart "cognitive elite"? And are they really "bad" things? Most benefots of the welfare state for example flow to more affluent whites, compared to long suppressed, unfavored non-whites?

Some of the "harshest" criticism Murray levels at The Quality Folk is that they are out of touch- things like eating habits, their finncy habits (they despise smoking), they do things like yoga and jogging, they recycle, etc- typical markers of elitist snobs who think they're better than the White Trash. They also are so blatant about CEO pay (but Murray doesn't press that point too much- limited populist that he is..) Finally they are "nonjudgmental" - i.e. liberal, they just aren't bullish as they should be about "values" at least publicly. But there are a lot harsher things that can be said about The Quality Folk than the wrist slaps above. Yoga and museli indeed...

In addition, when the lens is broadened the much touted "cognitive elite" have inflicted a massive amount of suffering on humanity. Didn't the high IQ Germans bring us the mass genocide Holocaust? And (relatively speaking) didn't the high IQ white Russians bring us the mass murder and systematic starvation of the Holodomor and other such things -where the body count measures in the tens of thousands per day? Awd what about those touted high IQ Asians? Didn't the "thought of Chairman Mao" rack up a body count of tens of millions, much more than the relative small beer of Pol Pot's "mere" 1-2 million in the killing fields of Cambodia?

Closer to home, wasn't it the "cognitive elite" that created the elaborate statistical constructs and compilations  of the Vietnam War "body count" that led to such perverse effects as slaughtering civilians so that "kill ratios" looked better in the statistical reports of "progress?" As one candid US Army internal assessment notes: "A primary indication of such excellence has in the past been the unit's enemy body count.. Under such circumstances- and especially if such incentives as stand-downs, R&R allocations, and decorations are tied to body count figures- the pressure to kill indiscriminately, or at least report every Vietnamese casualty as an enemy casualty, would seem practically irresistible.." (R. Webster [Acting Consul General US Army], memorandum for Secretary of the Army 1970, "Concerned Sergeant Allegation", Case Files, Record Group 19) Note: this is not long-haired America haters saying this but US Army officials.. and the "concerned sergeant" was a man of honor in reporting horrible practices that were occurring before his eyes, in his unit, day after day- practices spawned in part by the brilliant constructions and incentives given by of the "cognitive vanguard."

In short, it is all well and good to laud the good people from the world of higher IQ, but what's there to celebrate about "cognitive elites" on the flip side, when the whole picture is looked at? What do the victims have to applaud? Murray doesn't mention such negative outcomes- after all, its higher IQ white people involved. His harshest critique is the yoga, museli and failure to be boosterish enough... But if heritidarian types are going to take credit for all good things associated with high IQ, should they also take credit for the dismal record also associated with "advanced cognition"? Or does it only run conveniently, one way?

5)) Murray is consistent in his disavowal of government action as “the solution” - but he conveniently neglects to mention that more affluent whites have done extremely well from government "solutions" - to their profit. His earlier work dismissed government action as ineffective in view of locked in cognitive inheritances. But has government been "bad" for white people? Not at all. In fact government has been an integral part o their prosperity- whether it be in the forcible transfer of tens of millions of acres with their resources from indigenous people to whites, to regulatory policies allowing corporate elites to "outsource" good manufacturing jobs, to massive tax bailouts for white financial/banking elites, to massive transfer payments to bolster white incomes through Great Society programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, to huge educational subsidies and jobs by the same allegedly "failing" Great Society programs, to massive government spending on inefficient and duplicative domestic military bases particularly in the white south run by alleged paragons of "limited" government,  to around the clock suppression of the rights and opportunities of non-whites by governmental power. Oh and diid we mention all those other subsidy programs that benefit white corporations- from far subsidizes to corporate credits and contracts overseas? Gosh.. Who says government has been "bad" for white people?

Murray quite conveniently skips such detail as to how government is integral to white prosperity, and having dismissed government, his "solution" now for the great Quality Folk – White Trash divide  eschews government, in favor of a noblesse oblige approach by the quality white people that will stimulate their benighted white brethren of Fishtown to do better. Thus by the Quality White Folk remaking the media to promote good traditional values (durn it- why can’t they be less gay!), and less non-judgmentalism, their more uncouth, unaccomplished paler brethren will be reinforced and drawn into a shining future of civic virtue and progress.

Sez Murray:

“The "something" that I have in mind has to be defined in terms of individual American families acting in their own interests and the interests of their children. Doing that in Fishtown requires support from outside. There remains a core of civic virtue and involvement in working-class America that could make headway against its problems if the people who are trying to do the right things get the reinforcement they need—not in the form of government assistance, but in validation of the values and standards they continue to uphold. The best thing that the new upper class can do to provide that reinforcement is to drop its condescending "nonjudgmentalism." Married, educated people who work hard and conscientiously raise their kids shouldn't hesitate to voice their disapproval of those who defy these norms. When it comes to marriage and the work ethic, the new upper class must start preaching what it practices.”

Sounds like a plan, but it’s contradictory in many ways. Let’s look at this:

6)) Yes, the quality folk are married more, work harder in school, have more cognitive gifts, etc but they have all this AND they are also heavily liberal, non-judgmental and so on- those bad features Murray decries. IF the Quality White Folk have all these good things while being so liberal, or whatever, why should they change? They have shown that “norms and standards” that create success CAN include “condescending non-judgmentalism” – to use Murray’s phrasing. In fact, the liberal, "non-judgmental" cognitive elite can stay liberal and reap all the good things. They can also be condescending in another way- they can well take on Murray's "recognition of inborn inequality"- a condescending view of those less gifted and with lesser IQ, AND they can be liberal at the same time. The two are not mutually exclusive. The figure of the "elitist liberal" is this sense is not that far from the elitist conservative or libertarian looking down his or her nose at the lesser breeds. Why should such people seek any of Murray's "vanilla unity?"

7)) And who says the Quality White Folk are so much more “isolated” from the “rest of America?” Some might argue that in the creative spheres like movies, music etc, they are very much in touch with the great unwashed of Fishtown who clamor for product. In the technology, economic spheres they are producing wonderful things like iPhones that Fishtown is only too happy to buy. But in other ways they show some isolation- I do not reject Murray;s point here.

8)) And if higher cognitive patterns are the mark of the future, then some data shows that liberal “nonjudgmentalism” is quite on track- for those identified as liberal may have higher IQs than non “liberals” (Kanazawa 2010). According to hereditarianism and “racial reality” favorite Satoshi Kanazawa (2010), intelligent people tend to have values novel in human evolutionary history, as compared to somewhat squarer conservative types.

This “evolutionary” preference for the novel and unexpected tracks well with more liberal, non-traditional types, mayhaps even “fabulous” types. Interestingly enough- some data show that gays on the average have higher IQs that straights- perhaps a reflection of that supposed taste for the “novel.” (See for example: John P. De Cecco, Michael G. Shively (1984) Bisexual and homosexual identities: critical theoretical issues.) Murray says the Quality White Folk are so good. What he doesn't say is that among them are numerous gay people- who are not necessarily interested in things like TRADITIONAL marriage or religious observance.

Gay people would be an interesting category in Belmont under Murray’s construct. Why? Their presence tends to undermine his insinuation of a “traditional values” Belmont- one that embraces traditional marriage or traditional religious observance. There are some Quality Folk that do just that, but many others that do not. The “Belmont” class is itself divided. Exactly how such a divided class will provide effective “leadership” of, or "Vanilla Unity" with the beclouded white folk in Fishtown as Murray hopes is quite unclear.

In addition, the Smarter Quality White People may also tend to be more atheist, or more skeptical, or weaker in religious faith. Zuckerman 2013's meta-analysis found 'a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity' in 53 out of 63 studies. What this boils down to, on the average, is that smarter people tend to be less religious, and this includes atheists. (Zukerman et al, 2013. The Relation Between Intelligence and Religiosity: A Meta-Analysis and Some Proposed Explanations', 'Personality and Social Psychology Review'). The authors claim that even during early years, the more intelligent a child is the more likely it would be to turn away from religion. A 2009 study of white American youth came to the same overall conclusion - atheists scored an average of 1.95 IQ points higher than agnostics, 3.82 points higher than liberal persuasions, and 5.89 IQ points higher than dogmatic persuasions (Nyborg(2009). "The intelligence–religiosity nexus: A representative study of white adolescent Americans". Intelligence 37: 81–93.)

In short, people at the high-end of the Bell Curve would tend to reject or despise faith more, or be less serious/more eclectic. There are the celebrated folk with high IQs, and, (not surprisingly) they also tend to be more liberal. Why is Murray (and various  other "heriditarian" types) complaining when his "high G" favorites are those in the forefront of helping white America "come apart"? Didn't he celebrate these people earlier?

9)) Hence a final irony. There are many who are all too happy to use IQ as a club to bash “lesser breeds” – but as it turns out, their own almighty IQ construct, Great Source Of All, has produced a class of leading folk that in many ways undermine and displace traditional values- the “judgmental” issue Murray so laments. The "cognitive elite" so touted in many quarters tends to be:
--More liberal
--More atheist
--More gay

All is well when convenient black scapegoats can be bashed, but the picture becomes considerably less rosy when the very paragons of the almighty “G” are busily dismantling the conservative project, or many traditional values, and inflicting horrors far and wide on humanity as a bloody historical record shows. In this sense, IQ race mongers and “g-men” are hoisted on their own petard. The “cognitive elite” advance- the rest “lose ground” as conservatism is dismantled by the white IQ“vanguard.” Can we say irony children? I knew you could..


Cold climate evolution: deprivation and deterioration?

Note- this writing and blog as a whole disputes the evolutionary theories of writer Michael Bradley, who maintains that only evolution in cold climates selected for European lineages primed for aggression, violence and greed. This is not so- for there are more variables in the mix besides cold climate. Nevertheless, the same cold climate evolution approach is advanced by hereditarian scholars like JP Rushton and Richard Lynn, who argue that said evolution made Europeans better and more virtuous than other groups. We believe this is false as well.

Could  numerous white spree killings be a symptom of deterioration or "coming apart"?

26 killed- mostly little children- Sandy Hook Elementary School- Newton Masschusetts- 2012.

12 Killed- July 2012 Twelve people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded during a midnight showing on Friday of "The Dark Knight Rises." - JUly 2012 Police identified the suspect as James Holmes, 24, who is in custody.

77 killed in Oslo -- July 22, 2011:

Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 in Norway in twin attacks: a bombing in downtown Oslo and a shooting massacre at a youth camp outside the capital. The self-styled anti-Muslim militant admitted both attacks.


16 killed in Erfurt, Germany -- April 26, 2002:

Robert Steinhaeuser, 19, who had been expelled from school killed 13 teachers, two former classmates and a policeman, before committing suicide. ----------------------------------------------------------------

13 killed at Littleton, Colo. -- April 20, 1999:

Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at Columbine High School, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves in the school's library.

35 killed in Tasmania, Australia -- April 28, 1996:

Martin Bryant, 29, burst into cafeteria in seaside resort of Port Arthur, shooting 20 people to death. Driving away, he killed 15 others. He was captured and imprisoned. ----------------------------------------------

16 killed in Dunblane, Scotland -- March 13, 1996:

Thomas Hamilton, 43, killed 16 kindergarten children and their teacher in an elementary school then killed himself. ----------------------------------------------------------------

23 killed in Killeen, Texas -- Oct. 16, 1991:

George Hennard opened fire at a Luby's Cafeteria, killing 23 people before taking his own life. Twenty others were wounded in the attack. ----------------------------------------------------------------

21 killed at San Ysidro, Calif. -- July 18, 1984:

James Oliver Huberty (left), an out-of-work security guard, killed 21 people in a McDonald's restaurant. A police sharpshooter killed Huberty. Seven killed at California State University, Fullerton-- July 12, 1976: ----------------------------------------------------------------

16 killed at the University of Texas at Austin -- Aug. 1, 1966: Charles Whitman opened fire from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin, killing 16 people and wounding 31.



^^Columbine murderers...


April 1999 - two teenage schoolboys shot and killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, before killing themselves.

July 1999 - a stock exchange trader in Atlanta, Georgia, killed 12 people including his wife and two children before taking his own life.

September 1999 - a gunman opened fire at a prayer service in Fort Worth, Texas, killing six people before committing suicide.

August 2003 - in Chicago, a laid-off worker shot and killed six of his former workmates.

November 2004 - in Birchwood, Wisconsin, a hunter killed six other hunters and wounded two others after an argument with them.

March 2005 - a man opened fire at a church service in Brookfield, Wisconsin, killing seven people.

October 2006 - a truck driver killed five schoolgirls and seriously wounded six others in a school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before taking his own life.

December 2007 - a 20-year-old man killed nine people and injured five others in a shopping center in Omaha, Nebraska.

December 2007 - a woman and her boyfriend shot dead six members of her family on Christmas Eve in Carnation, Washington.

February 2008 - a man opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, killing five students and wounding 16 others before laying down his weapon and surrendering.

September 2008 - a mentally ill man who was released from jail one month earlier shot eight people in Alger, Washington, leaving six of them dead and the rest two wounded.

December 2008 - a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit opened fire at a family Christmas party in Covina, California, then set fire on the house and killed himself. Police later found nine people dead in the debris of the house.

March 2009 - a 28-year-old laid-off worker opened fire while driving a car through several towns in Alabama, killing 10 people.

March 2009 - a heavily armed gunman shot dead eight people, many of them elderly and sick people, in a private-owned nursing home in North Carolina.

March 2009 - six people were shot dead in a high-grade apartment building in Santa Clara, California.

April 2009 - a man shot dead 13 people at a civic center in Binghamton, New York.

February 2010 – A professor opened fire 50 minutes into at a Biological Sciences Department faculty meeting at the University of Alabama, killing three colleagues and wounding three others.

January 2011 - a gunman opened fire at a public gathering outside a grocery in Tucson, Arizona, killing six people including a 9-year-old girl and wounding at least 12 others. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was severely injured with a gunshot to the head.

How could we forget Ted Kaczynski aka the Unabomber?

Andrew Philip Kehoe (February 1, 1872 – May 18, 1927) was an American mass murderer who perpetrated the Bath School Disaster on May 18, 1927.

The Erfurt massacre was a school massacre that occurred on April 26, 2002 at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany. The gunman, 19-year-old expelled student Robert Steinhäuser, shot and killed 16 people; comprising 13 faculty members, 2 students, and one police officer, before committing suicide. One person was also wounded by a bullet fragment.

The Winnenden school shooting occurred on the morning of 11 March 2009 at a secondary school in Winnenden, Baden-Württemberg, in southwestern Germany, followed by a shootout at a car dealership in nearby Wendlingen.[1][5] The shooting spree resulted in 16 deaths, including the suicide of the perpetrator, 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer, who had graduated from the school one year earlier.[1] Another 11 persons were injured during the incident.

Marc Lépine (October 26, 1964 – December 6, 1989) was a 25-year-old from Montreal, Canada who murdered fourteen women[1] at the École Polytechnique, an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal, in the "École Polytechnique massacre", also known as the "Montreal Massacre".[2][3]

The Cologne school massacre occurred in a Catholic elementary school located at Volkhovener Weg 209 in the suburb of Volkhoven in Cologne, Germany on June 11, 1964. Walter Seifert, born on June 11, 1922, killed eight students and two teachers.

The Kauhajoki school shooting was a school shooting that occurred on 23 September 2008, at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences[4] in Kauhajoki, a city in Western Finland. The gunman, 22-year-old hospitality management student[5] Matti Juhani Saari, shot and fatally injured ten people with a semi-automatic pistol, before shooting himself in the head. He died a few hours later in Tampere University Hospital.[6] One woman was injured but was in a stable condition.

The Jokela school massacre was a school shooting that occurred on November 7, 2007, at Jokela High School in Jokela, a town in the municipality of Tuusula, Finland. The gunman, 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen, entered the school on that morning armed with a semi-automatic pistol. He killed eight people and wounded one person in the toe before shooting himself in the head. He died later that evening in a Helsinki hospital. Less than one year after the Jokela school massacre, another school shooting occurred in Kauhajoki, where a gunman shot and killed 10 people before killing himself.

The Cleveland School massacre (also known as the Stockton schoolyard shooting) occurred on January 17, 1989, at Cleveland Elementary School at 20 East Fulton Street in Stockton, California, United States. The gunman, Patrick Purdy, who had a long criminal history, shot and killed five schoolchildren, and wounded 29 other schoolchildren and one teacher, before committing suicide. His victims were predominantly Southeast Asian refugees.

The Northern Illinois University shooting was a school shooting that took place on February 14, 2008, during which Steven Kazmierczak shot multiple people on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, killing five and injuring twenty-one, before committing suicide.

THESE TWO WERE ONLY 11 AND 13 SMH- Mitchell Scott Johnson (born August 11, 1984) and Andrew Douglas Golden (born May 25, 1986) are former middle school students who on March 24, 1998 committed a massacre at Westside Middle School in unincorporated Craighead County, Arkansas, United States, near Jonesboro.[1] A total of five people, four female students and a teacher, were killed. Ten people, nine students and one teacher, were injured. This was the deadliest massacre at a United States middle school.

Charles Carl Roberts IV (December 7, 1973 – October 2, 2006) was an American milk truck driver who murdered five Amish girls and injured five others before killing himself in an Amish school in the hamlet of Nickel Mines, in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on October 2, 2006.

The Bremen school shooting was a school shooting that occurred on June 20, 1913 at St. Mary's Catholic School (St.-Marien-Schule) in Walle, a quarter of Bremen, Germany. The gunman, 29-year-old unemployed teacher Heinz Schmidt from Sülze, indiscriminately shot at students and teachers, causing the death of five girls and wounding more than 20 other people, before being subdued by school staff.[1][2][3][4]

Kipland Philip "Kip" Kinkel (born August 30, 1982) is an American spree killer. In May 1998, at the age of 15, he murdered his parents and engaged in a school shooting at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon that left two students dead and 22 others wounded.[1] He is serving a 111-year sentence, without the possibility of parole.

The Dendermonde nursery attack was a stabbing attack on the Fabeltjesland daycare centre in the village of Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde in Dendermonde, Belgium, at 10:00 a.m. CET (9:00 a.m. UTC) on 23 January 2009. Three people were stabbed to death,[1] and twelve were mutilated in the attack.[2] The suspect has been linked to a separate murder of an elderly lady and police have suggested he was plotting more nursery attacks.

The Lindhurst High School shooting was a school shooting and subsequent siege that occurred on May 1, 1992 at Lindhurst High School in Olivehurst, California, United States. The gunman, 20-year-old[1] Eric Houston, was a former student at Lindhurst High School. Houston killed three students and one teacher, and wounded nine students and a teacher before surrendering to police.

The Vilnius school massacre was a school massacre that occurred at Joachim Lelewel high school in Wilno, Poland on May 6, 1925. At about 11 a.m., during the final exams, at least two eighth-grade students attacked the board of examiners with revolvers and hand grenades, killing at least one teacher, several students and themselves.[1][2]

The Olean High School shooting was a school shooting that occurred on December 30, 1974 at Olean High School in Olean, New York, United States. The gunman, 17-year-old Anthony Barbaro, an honor student and member of the school's rifle team, indiscriminately shot at people on the street from windows at the third floor of the school building. Three people were killed and another 11 people were injured during the shooting.[1][2]

On November 1, 1975, Anthony Barbaro hanged himself in his prison cell at the Cattaraugus County Jail.

The Brampton Centennial Secondary School shooting was a school shooting that occurred at Brampton Centennial Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on May 28, 1975.

The incident began when 16-year-old Michael Slobodian[1] brought two rifles to school in a guitar case. He was angry at his physics teacher Mr. Bronson because he had failed him in physics, and wanted revenge. He wanted to get into medical school and his grades did not allow it. However, he was unable to make it to his physics teacher's classroom located on the third floor.

Slobodian began firing in a boys' washroom.[2] Slobodian first killed fellow student John Slinger in the washroom. He later entered an art classroom and killed English teacher Margaret Wright, and wounded 13 students inside the classroom. Slobodian then committed suicide in a hallway adjacent to the art classroom

Charles Andrew "Andy" Williams (born February 8, 1986) is an American who, as a teenager perpetrated the shooting at Santana High School on March 5, 2001. In the shooting two students were killed and thirteen others were wounded. Williams is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years.

On 20 November 2006, at about 9:30 AM local time, 18 year old Bastian Bosse (born 29 April, 1988), who had graduated from the school in 2005, entered the Geschwister Scholl School (a Realschule), firing several shots and setting off smoke grenades. He shot the school janitor and four students and wounded a teacher by throwing a smoke bomb into her face. Additionally 16 police officers had to be treated for respiratory problems due to smoke inhalation and 15 students suffered from shock. Bosse killed himself by a shot into the mouth at 10.36am. He had left an Internet posting and a video message from his parents' living room shortly before the attack. The shooter stated that he hated people and was taught to be a "loser" at his school.[2][3] He also left a suicide note on his website, which has since been deleted.

William Michael Stankewicz in 2001 entered an elementary school with a machete and injured about 13 people. The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre was an incident of mass murder that occurred on July 18, 1984, in a McDonald's restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California. The shootings resulted in 21 people killed and 19 others injured.

The Luby's massacre was a mass murder that took place on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas, United States when George Hennard[1] drove his pickup truck into a Luby's cafeteria and shot 23 people to death while wounding another 20, subsequently committing suicide by shooting himself. It was the deadliest shooting rampage in American history until the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.

Howard Barton Unruh (January 21, 1921 – October 19, 2009) was an American mass murderer[2][3] (sometimes classified as a spree killer[4]) who killed 13 people on September 6, 1949, in Camden, New Jersey, when he was 28 years old. Unruh is considered the first single-episode mass murderer in U.S. history.[5] He died in 2009 after a lengthy illness at the age of 88. The incident became known as the "Walk of Death".[1]

Charles Raymond Starkweather (November 24, 1938 – June 25, 1959)[1] was an American teenaged spree killer[2] who murdered eleven people in Nebraska and Wyoming during a two-month road trip with his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. The couple was captured on January 29, 1958. Starkweather was executed seventeen months later, while Fugate served 17 years in prison.[3]

The Geneva County massacre, which occurred on March 10, 2009, spanned at least two communities, Geneva and Samson in Geneva County, Alabama, USA, and resulted in the death of 11 people, including the 28 year old gunman, Michael Kenneth McLendon.[3] The victims included members of the McLendon family; he also burned down his mother's house in the town of Kinston, Alabama.[5] When law enforcement reached him, McLendon was shot and killed, though it was initially unclear whether the shot was self-inflicted.[6] Later reports said he committed suicide.

The Salina, Utah, Prisoners of War massacre caused the death of nine German prisoners of war and the injury of 20 more. The incident happened on the night of July 7–July 8, 1945, two months after the German surrender. Private Clarence V. Bertucci (September 14, 1921 - December 1969) returned to the camp from a night of drinking, and relieved the guard of the tower nearest the commanding officer's cabin. He proceeded to load and fire a .30 caliber Watercooled Browning machine gun into the German prisoners' tents. Within thirty seconds of the start, his belt of 250 rounds was expended. Nine were killed and 20 were injured.

Salina was the home of some 250 German prisoners of war (both from Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS) who were being used as workers on the local harvest. At the time of the incident the prisoners were waiting to be repatriated.

101 California Street Shootings is the name given to a mass shooting that took place July 1, 1993 in San Francisco, California, claiming the lives of nine people, including the shooter. The killings sparked a number of legal and legislative actions that were precursors to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, H.R.3355, 103rd Congress (1994). The Act took effect in 1994, and expired on September 13, 2004, through the operation of a sunset provision.

The Westroads Mall shooting was a murder-suicide that occurred on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at the Von Maur department store in the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins killed nine people (including himself) and wounded four, two of them critically.[4] It was the deadliest shooting spree in Nebraska since the rampage of Charles Starkweather in 1958.[5] Carl Robert Brown (November 26, 1930 – August 20, 1982) was an American teacher and mass murderer who killed eight people and injured another three with a shotgun in a Miami, Florida welding shop on August 20, 1982. He was later fatally shot and run down by two witnesses, when cycling away from the crime scene.

The Carthage nursing home shooting was a mass murder that occurred on March 29, 2009, when a gunman opened fire at the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina. The shooter, 45-year-old Robert Stewart, killed eight people and wounded another two before being shot and apprehended by a responding police officer.[1] Stewart's estranged wife, a nurse at the nursing home and the apparent main target, survived the shooting unharmed, as she was hiding in a bathroom in the Alzheimer ward of the building, which is secured by passcode-protected doors.[2]

The Seal Beach shooting was a mass shooting that occurred on October 12, 2011, at the Salon Meritage hair salon in Seal Beach, California. Eight people inside the salon and one person in the parking lot were shot, and only one victim survived. It was the deadliest mass killing in Orange County history.

Nicholas Troy Sheley (born July 31, 1979[1]) is an American ex-convict accused of eight murders across four towns in Illinois and Missouri. He was arrested on July 1, 2008 in Granite City, Illinois. A $25,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest. Federal authorities charged him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.[2]

Larry Gene Ashbrook (July 10, 1952[1] – September 15, 1999) was an American mass murderer. On September 15, 1999, he murdered seven people and injured a further seven at a post See You at the Pole Rally featuring a concert by Christian rock group Forty Days at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Ashbrook then committed suicide.

Terry Michael Ratzmann was an American mass murderer who killed seven members of the Living Church of God (LCG) before committing suicide at a Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 2005. Jared Lee Loughner (play /?l?fn?r/; born September 10, 1988)[1] is an American citizen charged with the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011, that killed six people, including Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll. The shooting also left 14 others injured, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.[2] He has been indicted on 49 counts by federal grand juries in Arizona.[3][4]

The Capitol Hill massacre was a mass murder committed by 28-year-old Kyle Aaron Huff in the southeast part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. On the morning of Saturday, March 25, 2006, Huff entered a rave afterparty and opened fire, killing six and wounding two. He then killed himself as he was being confronted by police on the front porch of 2112 E. Republican Street.

The Crandon, Wisconsin shooting was a mass murder that occurred about 2:45 a.m. CDT on October 7, 2007, at a post-homecoming party inside a duplex in Crandon, Wisconsin, United States.[2] The perpetrator, 20-year-old Tyler Peterson, who was a full-time deputy in the Forest County Sheriff's Department and a part-time officer at the Crandon Police Department, shot and killed six people and critically injured a seventh before committing suicide.

1965 Highway 101 sniper attack by teenager Michael Clark.

The 2009 Collier Township shooting, also referred to as the 2009 Bridgeville LA Fitness shooting, was a murder-suicide that took place on August 4, 2009 in an LA Fitness health club in Collier Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The attack resulted in four deaths, including that of the perpetrator who took his own life. Nine other people were injured.[1]


Go with the flow 3- more DNA and cranial studies show ancient African migration to, or African presence in ancient Europe

Go with the flow 2- African gene flow into Europe in various eras

DNA studies show African movement to Europe from very ancient times

Guilt3- Why the "white privilege industry" is not all there

Guilt2- Media collaborates with guilt mongers - or how to play the white victim card

How Obama plays on white guilt

Blacks oppose free speech- more ramshackle "research" from "the East"..

Hands off the Confederate flag

Despite much more wealth than blacks, whites collect about the same rate of welfare and are treated more generously

African "boat people" ushering in European demographic decline

The forgotten Holocaust- King Leopold's "Congo Free State" - 10 million victims

Are violent minorities taking over California and the West?

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson meets and Greeks

Contra "ISIS" partisans, there have been some beneficial effects of Christianity

The social construction of race, compared to biology- Graves
Rushton data

Why HBD or hereditarianism lacks credibility

Leading Scientists criticize hereditarian claims

Thai me down - Thais fall behind genetically related southern Chinese, Tibetans below genetically related East Asians like Koreans and other Chinese

Time for liberals to respect "the south" ... in a way of speaking.. the south of Egypt that is..

Irony 2: touted High IQ "G-men" cannot reproduce themselves

Unz and Sowell: Unz debunking Lynn's IQ and Wealth of Nations. Sowell debunking the Bell Curve

Irony 1: touted High IQ types are more homosexual, more atheist, and more liberal (HAL)

Elite white universities discriminate against Asians using reverse "affirmative action"

Deteriorating state of white America

Racial Cartels (The Affirmative Action Propaganda machine- part 2

Hereditarian's/HBD's "Great Black Hope"

Exploding nonsense: the 10,000 Year Explosion

We need "rational racism"- Convicted felon Dinesh Dsouza becomes his own test case

The Affirmative Action Propaganda Machine- part 1

Two rules for being "really" black- no white wimmen, no Republican

The Axial age reconsidered

Cannibal seasonings: dark meat on white

"Affirmative Action" in the form of court remedies has been around a long time- since the 1930s- benefiting white union workers against discrimination by employers

Mugged by reality 1: White quotas, special preferences and government jobs

Lightweight enforcement of EEO laws contradicts claims of "flood" of minorities "taking jobs"

Railroaded 3: white violence and intimidation imposed quotas

Railroaded 2: how white quotas and special preferences blockade black progress...

Railroaded 1: How white affirmative action and white special preferences destroyed black railroad employment...

Affirmative action: primary beneficiaries are white women...

7 reasons certain libertarians and right-wingers are wrong about the Civil Right Act

Assorted "Role models" debunked

Social philosophy of Thomas Sowell

Additional gene flow data... :)

Bogus "biodiversity" theories of Kanazawa, Ruston, Lynn debunked

JP Rushton, Michael Levin, Richard Lynn debunked. Weaknesses of Jared Diamond's approach.

In the Blood- debunking "HBD" and Neo-Nazi appropriation of ancient Egypt

early Europeans and middle Easterners looked like Africans. Peoples returning or "backflowing" to Africa would already be looking like Africans

 Ancient Egypt: one of the world's most advanced civilizations- created by tropical peoples

Playing the "Greek defence" -debunking claims of Greeks as paragons of virtue or exemplars of goodness

Quotations from mainstream academic research on the Nile Valley peoples

Race, IQ, and Wealth: What the facts tell us about a taboo subject By Ron Unz

Evolution, brain size, and the national IQ of peoples ... - Jelte Wicherts 2010

Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence - WIcherts, Borsboom and Dolan 2010
Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 91-96
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Are intelligence tests measurement invariant over time? by JM Wicherts - ?2004
 --Dolan, Wicherts et al 2004. Investigating the nature of the Flynn effect. Intelligence 32 (2004) 509-537

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Race and other misadventures: essays in honor of Ashley Montagu... By Larry T. Reynolds, Leonard Lieberman

Race and intelligence: separating science from myth. By Jefferson M. Fish. Routledge 2002. See Templeton's detailed article referenced above also inside the book
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
For summary see:
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--S OY Keita, R A Kittles, et al. "Conceptualizing human variation," Nature Genetics 36, S17 - S20 (2004)

--S.O.Y. Keita and Rick Kittles. (1997) *The Persistence ofRacial Thinking and the Myth of Racial Divergence. AJPA, 99:3
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Alan Templeton. "The Genetic and Evolutionary significnce oF Human Races." pp 31-56. IN: J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating scinnce from myth.

IQ claims and miscellaneous data
 J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating science from myth.


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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press

Krimsky, S, Sloan.K (2011) Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Wicherts and Johnson, 2009. Group differences in the heritability of items and test scores


--Joseph Graves, 2006. What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Human Genetic Variation and the Social Construction of Race

J. Kahn (2013) How a Drug Becomes "Ethnic" - Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, v4:1

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other links

Evolution, brain size, and the national IQ of peoples ... - Jelte Wicherts 2010

Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence - WIcherts, Borsboom and Dolan 2010
Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 91-96
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Are intelligence tests measurement invariant over time? by JM Wicherts - ?2004
 --Dolan, Wicherts et al 2004. Investigating the nature of the Flynn effect. Intelligence 32 (2004) 509-537

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Race and other misadventures: essays in honor of Ashley Montagu... By Larry T. Reynolds, Leonard Lieberman

Race and intelligence: separating science from myth. By Jefferson M. Fish. Routledge 2002. See Templeton's detailed article referenced above also inside the book
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
For summary see:
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--S OY Keita, R A Kittles, et al. "Conceptualizing human variation," Nature Genetics 36, S17 - S20 (2004)

--S.O.Y. Keita and Rick Kittles. (1997) *The Persistence ofRacial Thinking and the Myth of Racial Divergence. AJPA, 99:3
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Alan Templeton. "The Genetic and Evolutionary significnce oF Human Races." pp 31-56. IN: J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating scinnce from myth.

 J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating science from myth.


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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press

Krimsky, S, Sloan.K (2011) Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Wicherts and Johnson, 2009. Group differences in the heritability of items and test scores


--Joseph Graves, 2006. What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Human Genetic Variation and the Social Construction of Race

J. Kahn (2013) How a Drug Becomes "Ethnic" - Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, v4:1

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