In comments beneath my post yesterday asking whether American was coming apart at the seams, several of those commenting felt it would be critical for Whites to have the military on their side in the event of any attempt by Whites to separate themselves from this sick and dying country.
My concern is this, while I have the greatest respect for those currently serving or who have served, in my experience they are often the most radical of the radically racially egalitarian. The reasons for this strike me as fairly commonsensical, as I wrote in my piece “Norming The Exceptional” the vast majority of military folk have very little idea just how much of a role IQ plays in military admissions, here is Steve Sailer making the same point…
Almost nobody in the media is aware of the vast investment the U.S. military has made over the last 88 years in IQ testing of potential recruits, and the huge number of correlation studies they have done comparing soldiers’ IQ with their actual performance. I was only barely aware of it myself until I spent hours last fall interviewing military psychometricians for my article showing that John F. Kerry scored a bit lower on his officer application IQ test than George W. Bush did. (This was the report that Tom Brokaw asked Kerry about on the NBC Nightly News.)
Because the U.S. military knows that bad things tend to happen to low IQ soldiers—and to their comrades who have the misfortune to be standing nearby—since 1991 only about one percent of new enlistees have IQs below the 30th percentile (i.e., an IQ of about 92). (See Table 2.8 in this Defense Department report.)
Last year, the Army announced that because of tribulations in meeting recruitment quotas due to the Iraq War, it would up its share of new soldiers scoring below the 30th percentile all the way to … 2 percent.
Even a guerilla war isn’t making the military enthusiastic about inducting volunteers from the bottom 30 percent of the Bell Curve.
Stop and think about that for a second: well over 80 million Americans lack high enough IQs to become a buck private in our high-tech modern military.
I bet you’d never heard that from the mainstream media!
The fine 1997 book All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way by sociologists Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler reported that in 1994:
“83 percent of white recruits scored in the upper half of the mental aptitude test (compared with 61 percent of white youths in the national population), while 59 percent of black recruits scored in the upper half (compared with 14 percent of the black youths nationwide).”
In other words, the Army’s black enlisted personnel score just as well on the general aptitude test as typical white Americans—although not as well as white recruits. (African-American officers average even better, of course.) That shows the impressive patriotism of blacks who possess many options in life.
On the other hand, a sizable majority of all blacks are ineligible to enlist. This has created a social problem that nobody has noticed…because you aren’t allowed to talk about race and IQ.
We like to imagine that the military frequently instills character-building discipline in underclass ghetto youths raised by single mothers. But, in fact, it hasn’t let in many truly poor blacks since the collapse of the Soviet Union allowed the military to get leaner and meaner.
Black enlistees are well above the national black average in IQ. They come from families that average 15 percent higher income than the national black mean.
Now I want to show you an actual example of the thinking of an ex-serviceman, who declined to publicly debate me, on the subject of race…
Human diversity cannot exceed 23 chromosomes. Anyone continuing to perpetuate the myth that the thin veneer of genetic variation that makes people physically distinguishable Means Anything needs to go take a biochemistry course and disabuse themselves of their medieval notions. *snip*
I’ll double down on my point. I claim, with gold-medal hand-waving, that the Political Correctness on display here is a diluted form of the institutional falsehood that helped create the context for last week’s Fort Hood tragedy.
Now I’m well aware that there are racially aware Whites in the military, but how many there might be is a mystery to me? perhaps one of our enlisted readers could shed some illumination for us? All I know is this, whenever I debate this subject with a current or former servicemen I am consistently flabbergasted by the levels of political correctness and radical racial egalitarianism on display.
I’m concerned we are imagining that there will be support for us in the military that will turn out to be a mirage, a deadly mirage.
What say you?