Wednesday, April 25, 2018

White Republicans marginally more scientifically literate than white Democrats

The implicit condescension in the "I f*cking love science!" society wide virtue signal is grating. When it comes to biological differences between human populations and between men and women, they're as anti-science as it gets.

It is in this vein I've periodically tapped the GSS to show that Republicans are more scientifically literate than Democrats, the only major exception being on the question of evolution (but not, as noted earlier, the implications of evolutionary pressures on human populations over the last 10,000 years).

The intention is not to imply that it is actually Rs who f*cking love science!, it's to empirically counter the elevated sense of scientific enlightenment particularly obnoxious (white) leftists pretend to enjoy. And to do it with a fun biological shiv twist, by pointing out the obvious reason Republicans are more scientifically literate than Democrats is because most blacks and a plurality of Hispanics are Democrats, while Republicans are the de facto white party.

That inevitably leads to the question of whether, among (non-Hispanic) whites, Republicans or Democrats are more scientifically literate. The approximate answer I've offered in the past is that they're about the same, but until now I hadn't formally presented it.

The following table shows the percentages, by partisan affiliation, who correctly answered each of the 14 science module questions the survey has included in every iteration since 2006. Bolded red figures indicate greater knowledge among Republicans; bolded blue figures indicate greater knowledge among Democrats:

Scientific literacy among non-Hispanic whites by partisan affiliationRep%Dem%
Astrology is not scientific74.469.5
Father, not mother, determines a child's sex77.275.2
Continental drift has and continues to occur86.993.1
The earth revolves around the sun81.582.0
Electrons are smaller than atoms71.375.4
Humans evolved from other animals38.967.0
Understands the need for control groups in testing83.084.7
The earth's core is very hot95.995.0
Lasers are not made by condensing sound waves74.869.5
Demonstrates a basic understanding of probability94.093.2
Demonstrates a modestly more advanced understanding of probability81.582.8
Not all radioactivity is man-made89.587.6
It takes the earth one year to rotate around the sun78.377.8
Antibiotics do not kill viruses67.766.2

As expected, little to see here. Republicans do better on eight items, Democrats better on six. Among whites, there isn't much difference in intelligence by partisan affiliation--the bigger difference is between those who have a partisan affiliation and those who don't, with the former tending to be markedly more intelligent than the latter.

Jig Bohnson (heh) suggests controlling for SES. The following four tables show the same as above but separated by self-identified social class:

Scientific literacy among lower-class n-H whites by partisan affiliationRep%Dem%
Astrology is not scientific59.852.9
Father, not mother, determines a child's sex71.373.0
Continental drift has and continues to occur87.892.5
The earth revolves around the sun71.674.4
Electrons are smaller than atoms57.077.9
Humans evolved from other animals38.158.9
Understands the need for control groups in testing83.382.7
The earth's core is very hot95.096.6
Lasers are not made by condensing sound waves59.250.0
Demonstrates a basic understanding of probability91.092.3
Demonstrates a modestly more advanced understanding of probability68.882.7
Not all radioactivity is man-made77.772.3
It takes the earth one year to rotate around the sun80.077.0
Antibiotics do not kill viruses32.140.4

Scientific literacy among working-class n-H whites by partisan affiliationRep%Dem%
Astrology is not scientific65.564.8
Father, not mother, determines a child's sex77.370.1
Continental drift has and continues to occur85.193.2
The earth revolves around the sun81.677.9
Electrons are smaller than atoms69.772.0
Humans evolved from other animals31.157.5
Understands the need for control groups in testing81.682.3
The earth's core is very hot96.294.1
Lasers are not made by condensing sound waves71.867.3
Demonstrates a basic understanding of probability94.392.3
Demonstrates a modestly more advanced understanding of probability82.482.1
Not all radioactivity is man-made88.085.0
It takes the earth one year to rotate around the sun74.674.2
Antibiotics do not kill viruses61.656.1

Scientific literacy among middle-class n-H whites by partisan affiliationRep%Dem%
Astrology is not scientific80.374.2
Father, not mother, determines a child's sex77.679.7
Continental drift has and continues to occur87.292.8
The earth revolves around the sun82.285.1
Electrons are smaller than atoms72.977.7
Humans evolved from other animals42.373.2
Understands the need for control groups in testing84.086.4
The earth's core is very hot95.895.1
Lasers are not made by condensing sound waves76.971.8
Demonstrates a basic understanding of probability93.993.6
Demonstrates a modestly more advanced understanding of probability82.083.2
Not all radioactivity is man-made90.890.5
It takes the earth one year to rotate around the sun80.680.2
Antibiotics do not kill viruses72.675.2

Scientific literacy among upper-class n-H whites by partisan affiliationRep%Dem%
Astrology is not scientific80.579.7
Father, not mother, determines a child's sex76.474.0
Continental drift has and continues to occur96.894.1
The earth revolves around the sun81.087.9
Electrons are smaller than atoms74.173.4
Humans evolved from other animals59.391.4
Understands the need for control groups in testing78.990.4
The earth's core is very hot96.2100.0
Lasers are not made by condensing sound waves81.079.3
Demonstrates a basic understanding of probability96.897.0
Demonstrates a modestly more advanced understanding of probability83.584.9
Not all radioactivity is man-made92.896.0
It takes the earth one year to rotate around the sun79.178.1
Antibiotics do not kill viruses83.686.9

Again, not much here. Democrats look marginally better when attempts to adjust for class are made, but with the exception of the question of evolution, all the differences remain modest and are largely attributable to sampling noise.

GSS variables used: ASTROSCI, BOYORGRL, CONDRIFT, EARTHSUN, ELECTRON, EVOLVED, EXPDESGN, HOTCORE, LASERS, ODDS1, ODDS2, RADIOACT, SOLARREV, VIRUSES, RACECEN1(1), HISPANIC(1), PARTYID(0-1)(5-6), CLASS

Monday, April 23, 2018

Zuck's with Her

Ted Cruz has a sharp mind and a quick wit, and he knows how to find his way to a polemical jugular:



He's probably also aware that he doesn't have a single sympathizer among Zuck's legions of soylent staff.

The following graph shows individual donations made by Facebook employees to presidential candidates during the 2016 campaign season:


Want to know what a male Hillary Clinton supporter--a nĂ¼male--looks like? Find a Facebook employee.

That's right, crooked Hillary received more than 85% of all campaign contributions made by Facebook employees during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. Democrats took 93.1% of the total; Republicans 5.8%, and third-party candidates 1.1%.

Politically, Facebook and the Imperial Capital have a lot in common.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Support for wealth redistribution via taxation

The following graph shows mean redistributionist scores by selected demographic characteristics. Since the late seventies the GSS has asked a question about how much redistributive action the government should take through taxation to reduce income inequality. For ease of understanding, the scores are inverted from how they are reported in the survey. The question is on a seven-point scale. The higher the score, the stronger the support for forced redistribution. For contemporary relevance, all responses shown are from the year 2000 onward (N = 11,478):


No big surprises, with the possible exception of Jews, who are less supportive of redistributive taxation than their political orientation and partisan affiliation would otherwise suggest.

There seem to be two major poles of thought with regards to Ashkenazism on the alt right. One, expressed regularly here by IHTG, sees them as uber SWPLs--urban-dwelling, high-IQ professional liberals. The other the Kevin MacDonald Culture of Critique view.

One major strike against the Jews-as-super-SWPLs is that Jews are ethnocentric while gentile SWPLs are about the least ethnocentric group of people on the planet. The CoC view accounts for this.

Wealth redistribution as measured in the GSS is another example of Jews arguably looking out for themselves. This is in sharp contrast to SWPLs. As the graph above shows, despite not benefitting from it, white liberals are even more supportive of wealth redistribution than blacks are.

One question that arises from this is whether or not Jews can be convinced that it is in their interest to join us. To even raise the prospect will be seen by some white identitarians as courting disaster.

On the other hand, Jews have a record of success. "If you can't beat them, join them" is an aphorism that may increasingly be simultaneously relevant to Jews and white identitarians with regards to one another.

A majority of Jews who marry in the US are now marrying non-Jews. When Orthodox Jews, who have less power and influence in society than the irreligious 'ethnic' Jews that run large portions of the country, are taken out of the equation, Jewish fertility is well below replacement.

Is Jewish dilution coupled with a drop from the 2% towards the 1% enough for them to realize that to everyone else, they're just rich white oppressors, no different from the coal miner in Appalachia--except they have more money!

GSS variables used: EQWLTH, RACECEN1(1)(2)(4-10), HISPANIC(1)(2-50), RELIG(3), POLVIEWS(1-2)(5-6), PARTYID(0-1)(2-4)(5-6)

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Rainbow Nation goes dark

Racial population distributions in South Africa, by age cohort:





This data is from 2011. Farm murders have stepped up since then. So has black immigration into South Africa from other sub-Saharan African countries. White emigration from South Africa has increased, too. The demographic situation is thus even bleaker than the above graphs indicate.

The last civilizational light flickering on the southern end of the Dark Continent will be extinguished--the question is "when?", not "if?". Not long after that, the continent's young, exploding population will stampede north. Or, in what will be an ironic historical twist, sail west in tightly-packed ships as the trans-Atlantic 'refugee' invade commences.

China isn't going to stop it. The Han will manage the exodus--manage it away from the Orient and towards the Occident. Either the beleaguered remnants of heritage America forcefully reject the impending invasion or the Afrikaners' fate becomes our descendants' fate:


Monday, April 16, 2018

Nobody does Russophobia like Jews do

Z-Man goes off the deep end, claiming that neoconservatism--"an ethnocentric death cult"--is a movement possessed by and obsessed with an ancestral hatred of Russia:
Their singular focus is Russia. Even their opposition to Trump is based on his unwillingness to talk about Putin as you know who. If you list all of the neocon wars and wish-for wars, Russia is the common theme. The defining characteristic of the neocon is a hatred for Russia, viewing it as the Mordor in the great battle between the righteous and the wicked.
Granted, as has been shown here, there may have been some truth to that in the past, when the Ashkenazim in question had just escaped Soviet persecution and their adopted homeland--or the homeland that adopted them, at any rate--was locked in a global struggle with the evil empire.

But that was then. This is now. To carry on about an alleged hatred driving so much of contemporary domestic and international politics today, though, is, well, shamefully anti-semitic!

There, I said it. Whew, that was cathartic. Virtue-signalling is hard work...

Oh, what's this? It's a Reuters-Ipsos poll from the previous Current Year. The following graph shows the percentages of respondents, by selected demographics, who say Russia poses either an "imminent" or a "serious" threat to the United States (N = 3,246):


Can't let this little doozy get out.

Anyway, the Jewish sample is small, at 63, so take it as merely suggestive if you have the turpitude to take it at all! And then take Bill Kristol, John Podhoretz, Max Boot, David Frum, Laura Rosenberger--aw hell, just about anyone with a tribal (((surname)))--as merely suggestive, too, you anti-semite!