Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Human Biodiversity Day

[Note: May 2 was not the unanimous choice that I though it would be.  I have added a poll for May 2nd to the top of this blog.  If it doesn't win, we can hold an election for an alternative day.  I am still hoping that Peter Brimelow, Dennis Mangan, Richard Spencer, Gregory Cochran, and Steve Sailer will take an interest; I have also alerted Ron the Inductivist, Audacious Epigone, and several other good people who have shown up to discuss, below]

I propose that race realists launch an international Human Biodiversity Day.  The idea would be to discuss HBD issues in new and different venues, preferably running the gamut from African IQ deficits and criminality to the ability that Asians can healthily carry more body fat than other groups (as mentioned in Mr. Sailer's "Is Love Colorblind?" article).

Some suggestions for rank-and-file race realists who want to observe Human Biodiversity Day:
A.  In a setting where you know race realism isn't tolerated, just ask acquaintances casually if they know what "HBD Day" is.  Just say you have no idea what it stands for and wondered if anyone knew.
B.  Use the day as a time to politely bring up HBD questions on mainstream conservative sites.  No site should be bombed with an overwhelming number of messages, but as many as possible should get an HBD post from more than one race realist.
C.  Make race realist comments on mainstream news articles (AP, etc.) on the web, especially racially tendentious ones (asserting, e.g., that if a black person is accused of a crime it must be a false accusation).
D.  Broach the subject in a low-key way to trusted friends, sort of like "coming out day" for race realists.

Suggestions:
Our manner should be dispassionate, not angry or tongue-in-cheek, and emphasizing publicly-available statistics like victimization reports and standardized test scores.

What I'd like other bloggers to do:
Just mention the idea on your blogs.  With our combined readership and a few weeks of build up, there  should be enough buzz to get the idea onto the radar of everyone on the alt-right.

What day?
Since May 1st is International Workers' Day, and since race denialism is designed to shore up the affirmative action and immigration that are hurting the white working class so much, I suggest May 2nd as the obvious day to symbolize a sort of "new and improved" May Day.

13 comments:

Olave d'Estienne said...

May 2: An Auspicious Day? (Fun with Wikipedia)

On the one hand, we have:

1808 – Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.
1989 – Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
2000 – President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

So we have natives rise up to fight dictatorial transnationals preaching a tendentious "liberty, equality, and brotherhood", a defeat of Communist barriers, and an increase in the quality of information you can obtain electronically. Pretty good so far.

On the other hand:

1670 – King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1879 – The Spanish Socialist Worker's Party is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers' leader Pablo Iglesias.

So we also have government-granted monopolies on profit from overseas, and the establishment of a nasty Muslim-coddling leftist party. Not so great.

So I guess we'll have to go with the tiebreaker:

1885 – Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.

May 2nd it is.

CanSpeccy said...

Re: "The idea would be to discuss HBD issues ... running the gamut from African IQ deficits and criminality to the ability that Asians can healthily carry more body fat than other groups..."

I think it would be more productive to be a little more sensitive, as distinct from more politically correct.

About Africans' IQs and criminality, for example, do we really know anything very much beyond what has been observed in the limited case of ex-slave populations that have for generations been systematically discriminated against, and who are now perhaps even more severely harmed by the victim status and all its entitlements that their leadership and the liberal class have imposed upon them?

Africans are said to encompass greater genetic diversity than any other human group. In terms of morphology, this seems certainly to be true. Why not, then, in intellectual and temperamental traits also?

It seems to me that the right way to treat human biodiversity is as something to celebrate, to preserve, and to study with reference not to a hierarchical scale but in terms of the adaptive significance of genetically determined differences.

Africans, Asians, Europeans have all been subjected to somewhat different selective pressures as a result of differences not only in physical environment, but also in social conditions. Is it not reasonable, therefore, to suppose that all groups, under the conditions in which they have existed during countless past generations, are well adapted to that past environment?

Another question to address is how human biodiversity is to be preserved. Whether humans or breeds of dogs, diversity requires segregation not miscegenation as misguided liberals who love diversity seem to think.

M.G. said...

I like this idea. Other suggestions for dates:

On or near April 22, Earth Day. People are already geared up to celebrate the planet's biodiversity, it'd be easy to piggy-back on. "Hey, Earth Day is coming up!" "Oh you're right, the 22nd--and then the 23rd is HBD day!" "What's that..?" ...and you're off.

Other possibilites: The winter or summer solstices (Dec. 21 / June 21), also known as the shortest and longest days of the year. Not celebrated by any but latter-day pagans, perhaps, but a good reminder we're little beings living on a giant spinning rock. "Did you know Friday is the longest day of the year?" "Yeah, it's HBD day too..." etc.

Just throwing that in the pot.

hbdchick said...

this is a terrific idea! count me in.

jay suggested t-shirts and bumper stickers which are good ideas. i think the hbd blogosphere (and anyone else interested) could use a banner for the day. anyone good with photoshop? (^_^)

i like may 2, but am not too picky about the date. whatever everyone settles on is fine by me (although april 22 is a little awkward for me 'cause i'll be just coming back from a little easter vacation i'm planning).

canspeccy said: "It seems to me that the right way to treat human biodiversity is as something to celebrate, to preserve, and to study with reference not to a hierarchical scale but in terms of the adaptive significance of genetically determined differences."

i agree with canspeccy. accentuate the positive for starters. once you've got people to understand that differences will exist ('cause of evolution and natural selection) then one can bring up the unfortunate sides of hbd.

hbd is cool! it's neat that people are really different -- not just like on the benetton commercials. it should be celebrated, imho! (^_^)

Olave d'Estienne said...

About Africans' IQs and criminality, for example, do we really know anything very much beyond what has been observed in the limited case of ex-slave populations that have for generations been systematically discriminated against, and who are now perhaps even more severely harmed by the victim status and all its entitlements that their leadership and the liberal class have imposed upon them?

The "White Liberals, Black Rednecks" thesis. It is interesting, but it doesn't explain:
(a) Why privation would have the same effect as affirmative action (artificial black middle class), welfare, Afrocentric education (artificially high black self-esteem), etc. Anti-black discrimination depresses black IQs, and anti-white discrimination depresses black IQs too?
(b) Why West African IQs, and proxies for them (like aggregate national achievement) are so low, considering that the residents of those regions are descendants of slaves and slaveowners alike
(c) The results of Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study
I'm sure welfare helps keep blacks lazy, but I don't understand why it would make them dim. And I can't figure out why civil rights is the solution to black criminality if black criminality exploded in the 1960s. Sounds more like a cause.

Africans are said to encompass greater genetic diversity than any other human group. In terms of morphology, this seems certainly to be true. Why not, then, in intellectual and temperamental traits also?

Africans aren't really a racial category. The group we're talking about is Congoid people. I don't believe they really have greater diversity than others unless, as Steve Sailer points out, you take junk DNA into account.

Jehu said...

I like the idea of celebrating human biodiversity. For some markets, I like the slogan:
God is the Author of Human Biodiversity
and
Human Biodiversity, Deus Vult!

other markets can attach HBD to their sainted Darwin.

hbdchick said...

@olave - "suggestions for who to alert..."

-richard spencer @alternativeright - he's got an hbd (sub-)blog there after all.

-half sigma

-the audacious epigone, esq.

-the inductivist

-harpending & cochran?

-peter frost?

hbdchick said...

@jehu - "I like the idea of celebrating human biodiversity. For some markets, I like the slogan:
God is the Author of Human Biodiversity
and
Human Biodiversity, Deus Vult!"


i suggest we keep the slogan/s neutral so as to be as inclusive as possible. (^_^) show a united front and all that.

hbdchick said...

i worked up a handful of example banners to announce the day. i'll be the first to admit that they're kinda ... dull. (^_^) m.g.'s gonna work on some over the weekend. if anybody else has got some photoshop skillz and/or a creative flair, please feel free to give it a shot, too. (^_^)

Eugene said...

I vote for 24th February. It's the day The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex was first published.

Just like the Protestants took Jesus back and revealed his true teachings to the masses, so must we take Darwin back and reveal his true beliefs and their implications. Darwin was a believer in HBD.

M.G. said...

More HBD Day banner ideas. (Is there some way to post them here? If not, you can go see them at my blog.)

Olave d'Estienne said...

You can post images here but blogger will usually crop wide ones. All but the narrowest ones, actually.

Imbed an image with IMG= and then your image URL; put the whole thing in angle brackets
< and >
That should do it.

hailtoyou said...

December 4th, Steve Sailer's birthday.

Who coined the term 'HBD', after all?