Reality doesn't give a damn about your feelings
First: (almost) every race on Earth has its own standards of beauty, and (almost) every one of those races has universal outliers that other races find highly attractive.
Miss China 2017, a lady by the name of Li Zhen Ying:
Tao Okamoto, Japanese model and very attractive star of The Wolverine:
Or how about that icon of black America, Mrs. Jay Z, also known as Beyonce:
The point of all of this- besides being a good excuse for me to go find elegant pictures of beautiful women, especially the Russian girl- is that standards of beauty do, in fact, cross cultural and racial lines. Moreover, there are in fact objective standards of beauty that can be applied across those same lines.
And those standards overwhelmingly lean toward: tall, slender, attractively symmetric features, and at least somewhat white.
Doesn't matter whether you like it or not. I don't care. Neither does reality. It simply is.
Now, being the naturally inquisitive person that I am, I asked myself this:
"If indeed we can argue that there are objective standards of beauty, and if indeed most major cultures all have an approximately common set of such standards, is it possible to infer anything by attempting to correlate cultural intelligence with cultural beauty?"
After all, it is not accidental to me that the regions of the world that produce some of the most beautiful women, on average, according to these cross-cultural sets of objective standards, also often (but not always) have average IQs at the high end of the spectrum.
Well, let's find out.
Here are the 5 countries with the highest average IQs:
- Hong Kong (which is technically part of China) - 107
- South Korea - 106
- Japan - 105
- Taiwan - 104
- Singapore - 103
So what about the 5 countries with the lowest mean IQ?
- Equatorial Guinea -59
- Ethiopia - 63
- Sierra Leone - 64
- Democratic Republic of the Congo - 65
- Zimbabwe - 66
Here is another video going into considerably more detail about these findings and their consequences:
The reality is that IQ matters. It has direct civilisational AND aesthetic consequences.
I invite anyone who disagrees to think back to the last time that he had to deal with the stereotypical loud fat black woman at the DMV or the Post Office. These stereotypes exist for a reason.
And that leads to our final bit of badthink for the day:
Can barbarians ever become civilised over time?
Surprisingly, history tells us yes.
It just takes a damned long time.
Consider the example of the Romans, who let Goths and Vandals settle within Roman territories in order to escape the expansions and attacks of the Huns in the East. When the Germanic tribes initially moved into Roman territories, they truly were barbarians- uncouth, uncivilised heathens who had no understanding of the refinements of civilisation. Their presence became so great and burdensome, in fact, that more than one historian has argued that it led directly to the fall of the Roman Empire.
Yet, within two centuries of Rome's fall, the Goths had already absorbed the culture of their erstwhile masters- and were busily establishing their own Visigothic kingdoms across Europe.
Before the Dark Ages were brought on in the late 7th Century by the rapid and extremely violent expansion of Islam, the Visigoths had established thriving civilisations in Germany, France, and Spain. Those kingdoms might eventually have reclaimed the glories of Rome, if they had not been killed off by the Islamic invasion of Spain.
Looking farther to the East, when the Mongols initially invaded and conquered China, they were true nomadic barbarians who rode on horseback and who sustained themselves during their brutal rides by cutting a vein in the necks of their horses and drinking the blood for nourishment.
Yet, within three generations of this conquest of what was at the time the most powerful and civilised culture in the world, the Mongols had become highly refined and civilised. They had absorbed the cultures that they had conquered and adapted to the same.
These lessons teach us that, yes, the barbarians swamping Western shores might be civilised one day.
There are two huge problems with this reasoning.
First is the fact that we'll all be long dead and gone by then.
Second is the fact that, unlike the barbarians of previous eras, these barbarians are simply being let in with their original cultures without ever being asked to adapt to the standards of their hosts. They are not desperate to seek the shelter and prosperity of a better culture; they are here to feast on the bloated and decaying corpse of a once-great culture.
The lesson that reality teaches us, always, is this: an aggressive, but stupid, culture inevitably defeats a highly intelligent and civilised, but cowardly and passive, culture. Always, and every time.
Reality, as always, doesn't give a damn about what you think of it. These facts are what they are. They must be learned and absorbed and understood- or else reality will teach us some very harsh lessons indeed about what happens when a vastly stupider, uglier, and less refined set of cultures go to war with the enlightened, aesthetic, but incredibly weak-willed West.