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The Rarity of Independent Thought

Conformity-Sheep2-250INTRODUCTORY NOTE by John I. Johnson: Why are intelligent (in the sense of high IQ) people so often malevolent (e.g., leftwing totalitarian and anti-White)? We need to go beyond conventional explanations of IQ to understand this. For example, Revilo Oliver and Willis Carto spoke of “mattoids,” individuals who are brilliant but also mentally unbalanced and highly destructive; and, on a larger scale, many who are very bright are also authority-worshipping conformists.

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by Raymond Martin

HIGH IQ people are usually just as brainwashed as low IQ people. I noticed this phenomenon back when it still wasn’t nearly as clear to me as it is now. I have two closely related theories about this.

One is that being able to see the world as it really is, independently of any outside conditioning (the media, books, academic “theories,” etc.), is almost certainly a totally different mental ability from what we normally think of as intelligence, and most intelligent people simply don’t have it any more than dumb people have it. Most people, both stupid and bright, are totally incapable of taking in the world without some mediating factor, without some interpretation from outside themselves. They simply cannot see the world as it is on their own, and they require that their theories of the world be provided by a book or from those in authority.

I remember noticing this years ago about a friend who shared my views but has since abandoned them. I would show up at his house to go out for dinner, and I would typically be worked up about something I’d noticed, perhaps something to do with race or the government, etc.  And I recall that his response, even when he agreed with me, would almost always involve referring to some book or another, or to some author or another. “Well, Nietzsche says this,” for example. I always thought this so odd. Sure, we were both college kids at the time, young, and both of us big readers. But I nevertheless always wondered: Why don’t you just give me your take on the matter? (He is an academic now of course.) Well, in retrospect, I don’t think most intelligent people are capable of truly independent thought, and I think one reason is that they simply cannot read the world itself — they can only read books!

My other theory is based on considering inner emotional life: I also simply don’t think that most people emotionally have what it takes to think in a truly independent way. It takes a lot of guts to stare down all authorities and say — even internally, to oneself — you are wrong! Most people are not wired in such a way that they can do this. Why? Well, I’d say it is because of natural human conformism and the natural human deference to authority.

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9 Comments

  1. Arvin N. Prebost
    20 December, 2015 at 11:41 am — Reply

    It is completely true. Excellent article. I, myself, have thought about this quite a bit.

    Book learning must be balanced by acting in the real world—sweating, striving, using one’s muscles. To not do this is not only to be blind, it is to be only half-alive.

    In the same way, I think that every young man would be benefitted by squaring off with an opponent in the boxing ring, wrestling ring, or kumite area. I realized that, in my youth I was afraid to enter competition karate because so many people got their noses or ribs broken. So, in my forties I took taekwondo, and entered competitions. It was not quite the respected but yet free-wheeling art it was in the seventies, but psychologically it bumped me up a few notches.

    I am sure that the intellectuals would disparage all the trophies I won, but . . . they were real. Their half-cocked theories are mostly just flatulence.

  2. T. the brilliant Bach
    20 December, 2015 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    I came into this cause BECAUSE an intellectual, with a very high IQ, had read alot of books on the, WW2, holocaust, race, Jewish power, etc. In turn he told me about it. He also turned one of our country’s most known politicians of all time in the Israel/Palestine “conflict” and convinced the editor of our country’s fourth largest newspaper to write an editorial stating that Norwegian troops in Afghanistan were just helping drug trafficking and that was why they were there.

    I see that the article says “mostly”, but I would like to correct the author by saying that what he is talking about are semi-intellectuals. Intelligent is the one that can combine several pieces of information and apply them to the real world.

    When it comes to brainwashing I see the low IQ people as more affected. Alot more. They hold feminist views. They see Islam as the real threat to our fantastically PC Western world. They see WW2’s carnage as necessary and they are willing to pay taxes for wars without end. This even goes for people on our side. People that should be on our side, anyway. I understand the thought, but Europe’s cultural marxists are not intelligent, as intelligence is defined. They are copying machines for the books they read. Intelligent people can be found among the unscholared and illiterate, as well, although not so often.

  3. Walt Hampton
    20 December, 2015 at 8:39 pm — Reply

    Randites such as the one described here….

    http://whitebiocentrism.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1120&p=3510&hilit=ayn+rand#p2983

    …characterize this condition as “social metaphysics.” Then of
    course, the cult leader will step in prescribe a cure for the
    condition and in the process, relieve you of everything that
    describes you as a person. Perfect example of the dog chasing its
    tail, were it not so dangerous that this Randian worship has a
    sizeable portion of the thinking White population in its grip.
    Obviously, more thinking is required. A good starting place would
    be to address the Jewess Ayn Rand by her real name, Alisa Zinovievna
    Rosenbaum. Once done, a natural process of discovery will begin.
    Take my word for it. I have been there.

  4. WHITE_WARRIOR
    21 December, 2015 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    THE NEED FOR ACTING AS WELL AS THINKING

    Let me give you the cold hard facts. The Jews represent 2.5% of the total American population, and less than 1% of the total population in most other western democracies. The Jews are parasites and cock-roaches – filthy kikes – vampires that exist by feasting on the blood of their hosts. The operative word here is host. Without a host a vampire soon dies – so what has happened to white people over the last 100 years or so? Why do white people encourage the vampire to feed upon them? Why do white people do nothing, when many, probably 5% of white people know what is happening and probably 25% or more have some inkling that our society is in a terminal state of decay? The white men and women, who built the European colonies in the New-World, were tough, strong, intelligent people – they represented the best of our kind. They would take no nonsense from Amerindians, Australian Aboriginals or African Negros. They worked hard and played even harder. Whatever it took to get the job done they would do it. Many white people today know that things need to be done, but they are not willing to do the hard work needed to get things done – and hard and wild work it will be to reverse the trends of the last 100 years. They seek an easy solution – a convenient solution to our current dilemma – a solution in which they do not have to get their hands dirty. Many think as in the case of the Trump phenomenon – If only we could elect some good politicians to Congress or Parliament – things would change! Baloney! Democracy is one of the root causes of our problems as a people. If only we could get rid of the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) things would change! Baloney! Our monetary problems lie not with the Federal Reserve Bank, but with the fractional reserve banking system. FED or no FED fractional reserve banking would still be the order of the day in the arena of Jewish finance. And so on, and so on! So what is the wild work I am talking about to get the job done. Revolution and nothing less! It will require many white people to do things and behave in ways that might at the moment seem wrong and unjust, but for those unwilling to get their hands dirty there will be no future. Do you think blacks will return to the west coast of Africa under their own volition? Do you think the hispanics will see reason and return to Mexico? Do you think the third-world invaders flooding Europe will return to their home lands because we ask them to? The world as we know it is coming to an end – and very soon, perhaps months rather than years – world war, civil war, race war and anarchy will soon be knocking on everyone’s door. Those who survive will be the tough, strong and intelligent white men and women who will do whatever needs to be done to get a very hard job done. Those who are not strong and tough and intelligent will die. I foresee perhaps as much as 90% of the white race perishing, but the survivors will be the best of our people and they will build a new world for our race.

  5. Walt Hampton
    21 December, 2015 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    Ever wonder what our planet would look like if we lose
    our war with the Jew? A fascinating view of Earth in
    the remote future and Caucasians, having failed to
    rise to the occasion, are replaced by the Rogaviki
    warrior-folk:

    http://whitebiocentrism.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=431&p=684&hilit=poul+anderson&sid=87b9618717101b2a1d3f78f8f6b61f0b#p684

  6. 22 December, 2015 at 5:09 am — Reply

    As someone who has been a Mensa member for more than a decade, I can report that just as many people of high intelligence are dupes of our political establishment and have been suckered by multiracialism as people of average or lower intelligence.

    There are two factors at play here:

    One is that highly intelligent people usually have a lot to lose career-wise if they become publicly identified as racialists, and as a consequence they keep their heads down, take their fat salary and say nothing;

    The second, and this is the most important and not just for highly intelligent people, is that most people base their decisions on emotional factors rather than logic. Then having made a decision on that basis they construct a pseudo-rational argument to support it, so they can pretend their decision was rational.

    This is why our propaganda outreach, while being rational and based in logic, must have a strong emotional content, because it is the emotion that we invest in our propaganda that will win people’s hearts, not the logic.

  7. noman
    22 December, 2015 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    I suppose it all depends on which books one decides to read. I do so like the non gov-approved books. Written by so called heretics. Especially historical, political and law of economics. And then search out the authors who writing about the events and how it affected everyday life then, and then I contrast what they were saying then vs. now.
    And, talking about pugilistic competition in the 1970’s there was nothing better than a biker or a cowboy bar to hone one’s mettle. Friday and Saturday nights were the sweet spot.
    After the ruckus a cold one and everyone was friends again.
    Ah, those were the days.

    Merry Christmas all
    noman in Arizona.

  8. Walt Hampton
    22 December, 2015 at 10:45 pm — Reply

    Contrary to the laws of physics and common sense, two airplanes
    brought down three NYC skyscrapers on 9/11. Architects trying
    to get to the fundamentals have discovered something interesting.

    “If you start evoking their high school physics, they just tune
    out. But if you can say, look, this was a cop who was on the
    scene, and he says there was an explosion that was so strong it
    picked him up and threw him across the concourse — well, they
    can relate to that.” — Graeme MacQueen

    http://www.ae911truth.org/news/247-news-media-events-wtc-explosions-described-by-the-people-who-were-there.html

    Perceptions, even among Caucasians, are more easily related to
    than conceptions. The latter involves a focused effort, a deliberate
    drive to identify issues as they are, and this is the essential
    fear of the Eternal Jew. I am hopeful that our race will follow
    our traditions and root out the enemy once and for all. “Winter
    Of The World” may be a fascinating look into our far future, but
    for naught that all who preceded us should have died in vain?
    I should hope not.

  9. Jeremiah Johnson, Jr.
    19 January, 2016 at 11:44 pm — Reply

    Many so-called intellectuals or educated people have lived relatively sheltered middle class lives and have not had to deal with the real world. If one’s only contact with black folk is watching “The Jeffersons” and “Sanford and Son” one has an unrealistic view of them. As someone who grew up in a mostly black neighborhood in Miami in the 70s and 80s, I can say that while there are good, hard-working blacks, as a whole they are exactly what the negative stereotypes portray them as. Take it from me, being white in a mostly black area is not fun. It reminds me of the old joke: what’s a fair fight in Harlem? Twenty blacks beating up a white guy. The sheltered intellectuals do not see the world as it is because they haven’t experienced it, in other words, they are not street wise.

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