What is Mexico’s problem? Worldview, especially ethics.
So, the IQists ask reasonably, if Mexicans are not stupid, why is the country backward? Where are the Nobelists in physics, the Intels, the Apollo programs? Why no Bill Gates?
There are several becauses. Because the society is profoundly corrupt, with (it sometimes seems) everything and everybody being for sale. Because of a lack of entrepreneurial spirit, a tendency to be content with enough. Because Mexicans tend to live entirely in the present, instead of having one foot in the future as Americans do. Because of a resentful envy of the smart and ambitious (cf. “acting white”) instead of following their example; this is serious. Because envy and distrust of one another make it hard for them to work together. Because of a lack of interest in study. Because so very many of the young marry at sixteen, have a baby, and do nothing thereafter.
Confessions have consequences. Covenants have consequences. Faith has consequences.
A smart man can steal me blind. Give me an honest man every time. Even if he has a lower IQ.
Same with nations.
Black people don’t have any problems that can’t be solved with obedience to God – starting with the marriage, continuing with integrity, expanding into perseverance, and ending with service, success and prosperity.
Obedience to God comes first: with this set right – each day, every day, to the very best of your ability – the other problems will naturally solve themselves. Especially when you expand your view from a single soul to a nation or a race, and from one lifetime to multiple generations.
For a defense of how Jewish businessmen view money and business, which upsets liberal intellectuals, whether Jews or gentiles, read Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s book, Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money (2002). Commandment 1: “Believe in the Dignity and Morality of Business.” The other nine are subordinate to this one.
Learn from the best. Why deal with the rest?
The stereotype of a Jew with money is an old one. Why? It is because . . . how can I put this inoffensively? . . . Jews are generally very good with money. Why? Because they learn early how to buy low and sell high. But how can they sell high? Two reasons: (1) they bought really low; (2) they sell lower than their competition. They offer Jewish brother-in-law deals. So, they buy very low and sell not too high.
The economic success of Jews for at least two millennia has been based on this fact: they learn how to serve consumers, which is bad news for Gentile sellers. They are not widely loved people, but they are widely sought-after people. That is because everyone wants a Jewish brother-in-law deal. Except Armenians.
Yes, Gentiles pay retail, but not if they can get a discount. They can. This discount is prefaced by the two most important words in Jewish small businesses: “For you. . . .” This is not a stereotype. It has been a way of life — literal life, as in survival.
In selling, the apprentice advertiser soon learns that the most important words are these: “you,” “free,” and “all you can eat.” Jewish retailers start with “you,” get closer to “free” than the competition, and adopt the chicken soup strategy: “more, more.”
In 1776, Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” This is why, when Gentiles go shopping for meat (but not pork) or bread or beer, they often head for the Jewish-owned shop around the corner.
For you. . . . This is the secret of success in a free market. Jews figured it out early. So did Armenians.
This, not welfare cheques, not restitution for slavery, and not laughably impotent Black anger, is the way to real money… and real power.
(“Getting and keeping a job; Getting and staying married first, and bearing children second; and graduating from high school” is not the way to real money and power: it’s just the way to get out of the slums and the ghettos.)
Also, keep an eye on that bit on “This is not a stereotype. It has been a way of life — literal life, as in survival.” I’ll be getting back to that.
In his article above, North quotes Joel Kotkin & Harry Siegel’s article “Is the Family Finished?” The article by Kotkin & Siegel is a consideration of the Eric Kaufmann’s book Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?
From the article “Is the Family Finished”
In the long run, notes Eric Kaufmann, the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?, high birthrates among such conservative, religious populations as Mormons and evangelical Christians will slant our politics against the secular young, childless voting bloc as well. Even among generally liberal groups like Jews, the most religious are vastly out-birthing their secular counterparts; by some estimates roughly two in five New York Jews are Orthodox—as are three in four of the city’s Jewish children. If these trends continue, and if these children share their parents’ politics—two big ifs, to be sure—even the Democratic stronghold of Gotham will be pulled rightward.
This prospect would pose dangers to our society as a whole, and singletons in particular, including a potential reversion to a more rigidly traditionalist worldview.
In the coming decades, success will accrue to those cultures that preserve the family’s place, not as the exclusive social unit but as one that is truly indispensable.
I advise Black Americans to get on the winning side. That would be the side that stands with God (points to all those Coloured people around the world, joined by several million hardy White Christian Americans). And avoid the side that has decided to eliminate their future, in return for a responsibility-free life today.
But it isn’t enough to just have children: they must be ethically trained in the fear and admonition of the Lord. They also need a real education, to succeed in business (including starting up their own online business), get that math and science in gear, know some real history (rather than the Official Version) and a solid grip on Western Civilization. That’s where Ron Paul’s Curriculum comes in.
As the Good Book Says,
But when you present the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?” says the Lord of hosts. – Malachi 1:8
God is uninterested in fourth-rate obedience and leftover offerings. Give Him the best, to receive the best.
Bring this attitude to the rest of your life as well. If the Pareto division of everything is 80-20, get into the top 20% at least. Better yet, the 20% of 20% – the top 4%.
(Very few people will get to the 20% of 20% of 20% – the top 1%. If Blacks are serious about it, though, they can get there. After all, the Asians are displacing the Jews in the intellectual elite contest: if Black Americans get serious – multi-generational serious – they can do the same thing to the Asians.
But this means that a price must be paid, in the here and now… and for generations to come. After all , the Asians have pushed education and exams since the Han dynasty, 2000 years ago. Then again, it only takes two or three generations to destroy the work of two thousand years, as any aging German or Frenchman could tell you. “You can’t win if you don’t run.”)
Now, then, what to do with the envious?
After all, the Turkish Muslims killed off the successful Armenian Christians, thus inspiring the Germans to kill off the successful Jews.
- Use your Second Amendment rights. Unarmed minorities tend to become extinct minorities.
- Wisdom advises a libertarian attitude, of cutting down on government authority. If you use your money to create a tyranny to oppress your enemies, it is very likely that the tyranny will be used against you – and sooner than you think.
- Insist on Biblical legal principles: “One God, One Law.”
- If you are wrong, if you have cheated… pay it back. With interest.
- Instead of building Empire – to oppress others, and enrich yourself – leverage your money to break up Empires. Small and weak governments increase personal safety; large and powerful governments are the road to the gas chambers, the gulags, the powerless Indian reservations in the wilderness… and the impoverished Black reservations in the ghettos.
- The Church that fears God – and desires her people to prosper – must preach against envy and State tyranny… and extol the hard, entrepreneurial work that thrives in free societies that respect the Law-Word of Christ the King (as revealed in both Testaments.)
If you want freedom and liberty for yourself, you’ll have to let everyone else get it as well.
God built the universe this way – after all, He preferred to let people go to hell if they choose, rather than enslave the lot of us ‘for our own good’.
God leads the way. Christians must follow.