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American Renaissance, October 2011. The Decline of the West; Are Whites Lying?; Latest ACT Results; The Galton Report; David Yeagley Sues Thugs Who Shut Down 2010 AR Conference; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters
American Renaissance, October 2011. The Decline of the West; Are Whites Lying?; Latest ACT Results; The Galton Report; David Yeagley Sues Thugs Who Shut Down 2010 AR Conference; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters

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American Renaissance - 1 - October 2011
Vol. 22 No. 10
There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Thomas Jefferson
October 2011
American Renaissance
Continued on page 3
“To aid the bad in mul-tiplying is, in effect, thesame as maliciously pro-viding for our descen-dants a multitudeof enemies.”
The Decline of the West
Richard Lynn,
 Dysgenics: Genetic Deterioration in Modern Populations
, Second Revised Edition,Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2011, 381 pp. soft cover $39.00, hard cover $60.00.
A century of genetic dete-rioration.
reviewed by Thomas Jackson
I
n 1996, Richard Lynn wrote a re-markable book:
 Dysgenics: Genetic Deterioration in Modern Popula-tions
(See “The Descent of Man,” AR,April 1997). It was available only inhardcover for the stiff price of $59.95and its tiny print run quickly sold out.Earlier this year, there was just onesecond-hand copy available on Amazon.com—for $400.Fortunately, Prof. Lynn has justreleased a revised second edition, sothis classic is once again obtainable.It is unquestionably the most thoroughinvestigation of whether differentialfertility rates are now reversing theachievements of millions of years of evolution.The assumptions in this book are sim-ple: Human characteristics are heritable.Some are more desirable than others.When people with desirable character-istics have more children than those withundesirable characteristics we evolve.When they do not we degenerate. Theseprinciples are taken for granted by plantor animal breeders; it is only when theyare applied to humans that they becomecontroversial.The desire to improve human genet-ics is called “eugenics,” a word coinedby the British scientist and polymathFrancis Galton (1822 – 1911) in 1883.
“Dysgenics,” a term rst used by the
British doctor Caleb Saleeby (1878– 1940) in 1915, means the reverse:genetic deterioration.Galton was greatly influenced byhis half-cousin Charles Darwin (1809– 1882), whose 1859
The Origin of Species
revolutionized biology. Galtonimmediately grasped the implications of evolution for humans, and was worriedthat the upper classes, whom he assumedto be genetically superior, were havingfewer children than the lower classes.In the past, nature had winnowed out
the less t, but modern societies kept
them alive through charity. Galtonthought it necessary “to replace naturalselection by other processes,” namely,selective breeding. He wrote that “itwould be quite practicable to produce ahighly gifted race of men by judiciousmarriages during several consecutivegenerations.”Darwin also worried about geneticdecline. In his 1871 book,
The Descent of Man
, he noted that “the weak mem-bers of civilized societies propagatetheir kind,” adding that “no-one willdoubt that this must be highly injuri-ous to the race of man.” By the end of his life, Darwin was gloomy about thefuture of mankind because people hecalled “the scum” were reproducing soquickly.The philosopher Herbert Spencer(1820 – 1903), who coined the term
“survival of the ttest,” shared Darwin’s
pessimism, and opposed social welfare,arguing that “to aid the bad in multiply-ing is, in effect, the same as maliciouslyproviding for our descendants a multi-tude of enemies.” These men believedthat misguided kindness had put an endto the forces of evolution.Prof. Lynn explains that evolution
Bushmen are still evolving . . .
 
American Renaissance - 2 - October 2011
 Letters from Readers
Sir—Your cover story is right aboutthe Southern Poverty Law Center: It is inthe business of stamping out speech withwhich it disagrees. It is outrageous thatanyone takes it seriously. This proveshow few people have any principles inthis country.I ask you, however: If the shoe wereon the other foot, and race realists hadpower and the muli-culties were mar-ginal, would you treat them any betterthan they treat you?Paul Hopper, Winston-Salem, N. C.Sir—You have been running ads forthe political party known as AmericanThird Position (A3P), which says its
goal is “to ght on behalf of the Dispos
-sessed White Majority.” This is fullyunderstandable, but there is just one
problem: Such a strategy won’t work in
the real world. The history of third partymovements in the US is a history of fail-ure, of succeeding only in throwing theelection to the wrong candidate. Sadly,such a fate also awaits A3P, despite this
party’s gutsy, independent spirit.
On top of the usual problems facingany new party, A3P also enters the ringwith a glass jaw when it says it backsthe “White Majority.” The contrived,cry-baby backlash against any party thatdemands “fair play for whites” would bedevastating. Just look at how the left hasbeen slandering the Tea Party.O.M. Ostland, Jr., Altoona, Pa.Sir—Schooling based on lies hasconsequences. In the August 2011 is-sue of AR, both Robert Greenburg andHippocrates offered brilliant analyses of the false explanations routinely offeredfor black behavior and the black-whiteachievement gap. These articles brought
to mind a reader’s comment on an on-
line, 2007 San Francisco
Chronicle
 article called “Summit Called to Ad-dress Racial Disparities in AcademicPerformance.” The article insisted thatthe reason non-whites cannot read is thatwhite teachers are insensitive to theirneeds. “Teachergirl” wrote:“As a long-term veteran teacher of theOakland schools, I can only say that Icompletely dread the likely professionaldevelopment which is surely to come,in which white teachers will again betold how culturally insensitive we areand how we fail at teaching. I have beenhearing this . . . for my entire tenure of nearly two decades in the district. I havebeen called a racist for every imagin-able reason . . . except actual racism . .. . Meanwhile, if I try to address issuessuch as absenteeism, illiteracy, or failureto do homework, I am taken to task bystudents and their families. The realstory that should be investigated is theendless racism TOWARDS white teach-ers . . . Almost every white teacher inOakland has been subjected to treatmentthat would be headline news if it wereblack teachers being treated this way.
Welcome to OUSD! [Oakland Unied
School District]”Tom Shuford, Lenoir, N.C.Sir—I was moved by the photo youran on page six of the September issueas an illustration for the series of bookreviews about Rhodesia, now Zimba-bwe. The caption said it was a photo of children getting ready for a school playin Bulawayo in 1976. What a charmingclass of little white children! Even inthe United States you would have to
go to Idaho to nd such a wholesome,
all-white class. Somehow that group of innocent white children—utterly im-possible in Zimbabwe today—broughthome to me how much our race has lostin Africa. An entire world has disap-peared since 1976—just 35 years.Sarah Wentworth, Richmond, Va.Sir—I read with much interest Roger
Devlin’s article about witchcraft in
Africa. Since he was summarizing areport by UNICEF—an organizationthat portrays blacks in as rosy a light aspossible—I do not doubt that belief inmagic is just as widespread and devas-tating as he described.In the 1990s, I was working for a
consulting rm in New York City, and
one of our customers was from the West
African country of Senegal. I can’t quite
remember what prompted this, but Itook a client representative to the NewYork Museum of Natural History. As wewalked the galleries we happened ontoa collection of African carvings: masks,stools, fetishes, etc.My client stopped suddenly in frontof a mask that had what seemed to behundreds of rusty black nails hammeredinto it, and shaggy hair hanging from it.His eyes opened wide, and he said wehad to leave right away. We hurried outof the gallery and I could see that hishands were shaking. I asked him whatwas the matter but he mumbled a reply Idid not understand. Since he was a client
I didn’t feel as though I could press him.
I always assumed he had been frightenedby what he took to be a magical object.
Now that I have read Mr. Devlin’s ar
-ticle I am sure he was.Simon Goldberg, New York City
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American Renaissance - 3 - October 2011
Continued from page 1
 
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Jared Taylor, EditorCaroline LeBlanc, Assistant EditorHenry Wolff, Web Site Editor
works through two effects: greater re-
productive success for the t and highermortality for the less t. Almost all pre-
industrial societies are examples of the
rst effect: The strongest and smartest
men of the tribe become leaders andmonopolize the women. One study of Kalahari Bushmen found that virtuallyall women had children but only 38percent of men did.Polygamy is therefore eugenic. Menwho can support and manage manywives are likely to be superior to menwho cannot, and their children inheritthese superior traits. Prof. Lynn there-fore argues that the Catholic Churchhad a dysgenic effect on the Westwhen it banned polygamy. He wonderswhy the Roman emperors who adoptedChristianity deprived themselves of multiple wives and scores of children,but notes that lower-class men were now
better able to nd wives. Prof. Lynn
points out that the 4th century decisionto require celibacy of priests was alsodysgenic, since men with the intelli-gence to become priests were forced tobe childless.An example of the other evolutionary
force—higher mortality of the unt—is
the culling effect of diseases. Before Eu-rope had good sewers and clean drink-ing water, it was the poor, who livedin crowded and dirty conditions, whowere most likely to die from childhooddiseases and epidemics. The rich, whowere presumably genetically superior,lived in healthier conditions and weremore likely to survive. If women of all classes practiced natural fertility—that is to say, did not try to limit theirchildbearing—the results were eugenicbecause of greater mortality among the
unt.
Birth records in Europe suggest thatnatural fertility was nearly universalup until about 1880. The only excep-tion was France, where the nobilityand high bourgeoisie began limitingbirths about 80 years earlier. In 1870,the latex condom was invented, andthe smartest, wealthiest, and most self-
disciplined people started using it rst.
The number of births in the upper classesplummeted, leading to what Prof. Lynncalls dysgenic fertility, that is to say,
higher fertility among the unt than thet. The rst half of the 20th century was
therefore sharply dysgenic, but later inthe century, as the middle and lowerclasses also began to use contraception,their birthrates also declined—but notas much. In all developed countries,fertility is still dysgenic and likely toremain so.This is not to say that natural selec-tion has completely disappeared. Infantmortality is highest among the leastintelligent and least educated; somewomen are simply not capable of look-ing after a baby. Likewise, the childrenof unmarried women die more frequent-ly than those of married women. Prof.Lynn argues that this is because singlemothers are more heedless and lesscapable than women who marry beforethey have children. This has always beentrue, but when strictures against bastardywere severe, the eugenic effect wasstronger; single mothers often exposedunwanted babies. Prof. Lynn says thatuntil the middle of the 19th century itwas common to see dead babies left ingutters and on rubbish heaps.Prof. Lynn points out that sexu-ally transmitted diseases (STDs) alsocontribute to natural selection becausesome result in sterility and AIDS can killpeople of reproductive age. There are nodata on the average IQs of people whoget STDs because no one dares researchthis, but these diseases are found dispro-portionately in the lower classes.Medical advances, on the other hand,are often dysgenic because they meanthat people with what used to be fataldefects now live to reproduce. Prof.Lynn cites evidence that over the next 30years in developed countries, there willbe a 26 percent increase in hemophiliaand a 120 percent increase in cystic
brosis. The welfare state is, of course,
. . . because polygamy is eugenic.

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