Of Army Ants and Pit Bulls: The Biological Roots of War

The biological–that is, genetic—roots of human behavior have been a disputed matter at least since The Bell Curve, most heatedly regarding race.  The measure of racial intelligence has been the sharpest focus with psychometrists universally, as far as I can determine, ranking races by IQ as Ashkenazi Jews, East Asians, whites, Latinos, and blacks. While these findings have been used by demagogues, those making them are serious researchers, and the ranking parallels the levels of achievement of those ranked.  

 In support of these findings many have pointed out that human races are subspecies of Homo sapiens just as Border Collies and pit bulls are subspecies of dog. They differ in intelligence. So might human subspecies.  

Racialists touting the superiority however defined of the white race point to achievements of whites to buttress this theory. These achievements do suggest high intellectual ability. Among the said achievements are: 

Euclidean geometry. Parabolic geometry. Hyperbolic geometry. Differential geometry. Calculus: Limits, continuity, differentiation, integration. Physical chemistry. Organic chemistry. Biochemistry. Classical mechanics. The indeterminacy principle. The wave equation. The Parthenon. The Anabasis. Air conditioning. Number theory. Romanesque architecture. Gothic architecture. Information theory. Entropy. The telephone.  Almost every symphony ever written. Pierre Auguste Renoir. The twelve-tone scale. The mathematics behind it, twelfth root of two and all that. S-p hybrid bonding orbitals. The Bohr-Sommerfeld atom. The purine-pyrimidine structure of the DNA ladder. Single-sideband radio. All other radio. Bearable dentistry. The internal-combustion engine. Turbojets. Turbofans.  Heart surgery. Doppler beam-sharpening. Penicillin. Airplanes. The mammogram. The Pill. The condom. Polio vaccine. The integrated circuit. The computer. Football. Computational fluid dynamics. Tensors. The Constitution. Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Homer, Hesiod. Broad-spectrum antibiotics. Rubber. Nylon. Skyscrapers. X-rays. Elvis. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. (OK, that’s nerve gas, and maybe we didn’t really need it.) Silicone. The automobile. Really weird stuff, like clathrates, Buckyballs, and rotaxanes. Telecivion.  Helicopters. Bug spray. Diffie-Hellman, public-key cryptography, and RSA. RISC V. EUV lithography. Field-programmable gate arrays. The EPR Paradox. Et cetera.  

These examples and thousands of others leave little doubt of the intellectual abilities of whites. The rapid ascent of the Chinese in matters technological and scientific further suggests the validity of the IQ rankings.  

Less studied are the biological roots of aggressiveness: Pit bulls are more aggressive than Border Collies. In explanation of extremely high levels of violent crime among blacks, racialists have pointed to levels of testosterone, highest in blacks and lowest in East Asians. Men, they note, have higher levels than women, and are more aggressive. Other biological markers that I am incompetent to judge are said to support the hierarchy.  

Yet among races it is whites, not blacks, who stand out for predatory and destructive aggressiveness. They—we—exist in a constant state of hostility, attacking each other and other peoples. Just now white Americans use white Ukrainians to fight white Russians, with help from white Europeans in a pointless war. A Eurowhite coalition prepares for war with China. Similar coalitions in various combinations attacked Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, on and on, with white Russians taking part in opposition. Earlier there was the bombing of Yugoslavia and, remembered by grayhairs, the devastation of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.  

The list could go on almost without end. Both world wars consisted of whites fighting whites for no reason of any rationality. These interalbionic conflicts often seem insane. In the Battle of the Somme in 1916, England lost 20,000 dead in one day. It continued the war. The senselessness suggests an inherent combativeness not amenable to reason.  

Other races fight wars but most of them with nothing resembling the single-minded aggressiveness or scale. In China the Taiping Rebellion of 1850-1864 was as ghastly as anybody else’s best wars.  

 Yet on the whole China has preferred commerce, Southeast Asia is not always at war, Latin America has had wars but not with the constancy or destructiveness of those of the white world. 

Correlation, as they say, is not causation, but enough correlation begins to look like it.  

Throughout the colonial period, Eurowhites attacked most of the earth in an orgy of aggression. All or most of South America, India, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Africa were militarily invaded an often brutally mistreated. Go to Zacatecas in Mexico and see the conditions of the Indian slaves used by the Spanish to work the silver mines. While there, check out the instruments of torture—they are in a museum– used by the Spanish. You will be sickened.  

The aggression is not always military. At the moment whites try to strangle Chinese development by cutting off technology. Venezuela is sanctioned to get control of its petroleum, Cuba for no reason, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and so on. American politicians and nativists threaten Mexico with military incursion and the US President says he will sanction the country to get control of its energy sector.   

The aggressiveness is so consistent, so great, over so much time that a genetic component becomes plausible. We seem to be dealing with pit bulls. Or army ants.  

Slavery, as pure a form of aggression as exists, has been the common practice of humanity through much of history, practiced with varying degrees of barbarity. Yet under Eurowhites it grew to be a trade of unexampled scale and enormous cruelty. Figures are shaky, but a common accounting puts the number of slaves extracted from Africa (captured by other Africans and sold to white slavers) at eleven million. It was not especially Southern in America, the trade being run by New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. It was a Eurowhite thing, as we say, with much of Europe involved—Portugal, Spain, England, Holland, most of these calling themselves Christian, and the slaves were hideously treated by white owners in the British West Indies, Latin America, and the United States. White nationalists furiously deny much of this, but the record is solid, voluminous, and undeniable. Read The Atlantic Slave Trade, by Hervert Klein, on Amazon.)  

The unrestrained aggressiveness of Eurowhites has, and has had, consequences. Eurowhites are unloved across the world. All through Mexico there are monuments to and streets named for los Niños Heroes, the Heroic Boys who died fighting the Americans invading Mexico. Mexico of course is helpless under the American boot but other Latin countries are less helpless and welcome China and Russia as the first possible alternatives they have ever had.  

We now see Indian movies, very hostile to England, about the years of British occupation.  India now leans toward Russia and China. The Chinese remember their ports being occupied beneath the threatening cannon of gunboats, the opium trade forced on them, American and other Eurowhite troops rampaging through the streets of Beijing, looting, raping, and killing for sport.  

I was in Vietnam and Cambodia as a correspondent during the war there, and saw what Eurowhites—in this case American and French—did to those countries. Years later in Vientiane I was chatting with a young woman who mentioned in passing her father’s death. “What happened to him?” I foolishly asked. “He died fighting the Americans,” she said.    

Aggression. Unending aggression. Combined with superior technology, it produced colonialism. It produces today’s wars. Is it genetic? I don’t know, but it sure looks that way. Eurowhites have done a great deal for the   world, but also to it. Let us hope that they do not give us another world war that no one else wants.  

Them’s my thoughts. I will now go into hiding. 

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  • I don’t think it’s genetics, I think it’s greed.
    Could also put a dent in your intellect ranking. White folk seem so gullible that they will fight wars for rich people thinking they are fighting for themselves. Over and over. That seems pretty stupid.

  • Let them eat yellow cake

  • I think this is less a matter of cruelty, and more a matter of efficiency. It takes 1.2 billion Han Chinese to repress 13.5 million Uyghur Muslims. The British were able to repress 315 million Indians with a mere 300,000. The other tyrants of the world are just jealous.

    • The one time President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, visited Uyghur, as few to none of those in the West have, and reported she could see no sign at all of untoward repression of any. The Uyghur Muslims did for a while have many other muslims who had returned from fighting as terrorists in Syria and other Middle EAst places, and were causing dislocation and issues in the region, previously peaceful, so the Chinese Authorities dealt with them as a Government should. They have either recanted being trouble makers and are living peaceably, or have left. The rest is Western propaganda.

    • To you and the various other China bashers: It’s not your fault. The anti-China propaganda accusing China of all manner of misdeeds is deliberate, and as predictable as it is false.

      The claim of Chinese mistreatment of the Uyghurs, is just the usual demonization of “the next boogieman” by the Neocons, MIC , and MSM to prep the American people for the next politically and financially profitable war.

      Don’t buy into it. The Uyghurs are doing just fine.

  • It is a huge perceptual error to claim that “the white races, i.e. the AngloSaxon Europeans invented — “Euclidean geometry. Parabolic geometry. Hyperbolic geometry. Differential geometry. Calculus: Limits, continuity, differentiation, integration. Physical chemistry. Organic chemistry. Biochemistry. Classical mechanics. The indeterminacy principle. The wave equation. The Parthenon. The Anabasis. Air conditioning. Number theory. Romanesque architecture. Gothic architecture. Information theory. Entropy. The telephone. etc etc etc.”

    They did not. Nothing could be more wrong. A few gifted individuals who were themselves AngloEuropean did. The rest of the white races, i.e. about 99.9% of them either did no more than survive, or did quite well by copying said 0.001% of the gifted few and engineering things. However, the vast majority also did never invent a single thing, have a single thought for themselves, grew beyond the small, constraining bubble they lived in all their lives, and passed on the same limited, passive genotypes. In fact, what the masses have shown is rabid, rampant stupidity. Any snake oil salesman can fool them by appealing to their baser emotions which in most dont mature beyond 5 yrs of age. They always need a very special kind of education, training, and culture in order to at least live with a modicum of common sense, for nothing is inbuilt in them. every Generation anew, needs this trainings, needs to be surrounded in this sea of others like themselves, exposed to the same training. Take that away, as the West has, and we have what we now have.
    It’s also very wrong to claim its all down to genes. Genes actually dont do much. They are a blue print for most – certainly not all – of the physical body and its maintenance systems. Even there, the only useful thing the Human Genome Project produced was that we dont have nearly enough genes to explain where a lot of our body biochemicals come from. Even overlap doesnt do it. We are, predominantly, beings of physics, of the energy of light and ElectroMagnetism, more than a few biochemicals, and this we know nothing of at all.

    I dispute your claim Fred, not because I stick to some old paradigm but because I am into a lot of paradigms as yet unexplored. Genes mean zilch. What does make us what we are, as entities which undertake actions, and so often these actions are stupid, unexplainable by any reference to any system of logic, balance, reason we in truth have no idea. Aggression most of all. Aggression is in place as an action of last resort when under attack from a clear and present danger to life. It was never meant to be a first resort in order to satisfy an unexplainable greed.

    Yet there is it, and it’s not only predominant among AngloSaxon Europeans, it is rampaging without control. All I can think is that, as the earth goes around a Sun which produces EM and other particle output, so the Sun revolves around the centre of the Galaxy, which also revolves around other Galaxies, and maybe there are all sorts of unknown particles and energies, which when they bathe earth cause insanity in certain susceptible tpes.
    It makes as much sense – which isnt much, I agree – as anything else. At the end of the day, we need to perhaps just accept it as truth, and then move on to working out what we are going to do about it. Of which I hear little.

  • No, Fred, I think it is a case of high IQ coupled with the nature and resources of the European peninsula and islands were responsible for the egregious aggression of the “hwites”. Consider how tech advances coupled with natural human orneriness gave an advantage over, say, the Africans, the Chinese or the cultural monobloc of Islam. In the case of Africa, need I cite more than Chaka Zulu or the Nigerian kingdoms as examples of “low tech, high orneriness”? Or how about China, whose undoubted technical competency produced atrocities unmatched til WW1. And as for Islam . . . do I need to say more? In closing, you do know that the British only created their empire to find good weather and decent food?

  • The years, in Europe, between the 14th century and the 17th century are known as the Renaissance, but only about 180 men contributed to it. Between the 17th century and today, only 1200 Physicists contributed “notably,” to the field of Physics, but only a 100 or so “significantly.” Even fewer contributed significantly in Mathematics. Other than minor theorems, only 50 or so have made major contributions. Almost all were European men — the scourge of the Leftists.

    That’s the “legacy” of a few hundred of the 108 billion humans who have lived on this planet, throughout history. What about the rest? What have they contributed? Really nothing .. Just wars, politics, empires, and trillions of business transactions, except a sliver of possibility in their children. They have contributed to the “sound and fury” of Shakespeare’s players on the stage. All that sound and fury, even wars, seem tragic, but as Shakespeare noted, .. after they exit the stage, it signifies nothing.

  • These examples and thousands of others leave little doubt of the intellectual abilities of whites.

    True, some whites have the gifts. So have other people in many times and places now forgotten and unknown. Some whites sit on their ass and never do a damn thing. So do some people of color. Good people bad people all over the bell curve. In all colors. Centurions of decency in all colors along with the rest of the human mix.

    Got math?

  • Fred, appreciate your views and essays. Have come in old age to realize that folks who make comments are often wrapped up in their oh so elegant views without having walked a mile in your moccasins. Your worldly experiences obviously give you an insight that most folks don’t have, and while I don’t always agree, always appreciate. Think you’re on to something here, maybe not giving enough credit to blind lemming followings of the monied pied pipers instead of genetics. Missed your commentary on other sites until I stumbled on to your postings here.

  • Whites, blacks, and Asians are all guilty of making HUGE war…on their own…Stalin, Mao, Idi.

  • Greetings Fred,

    I support your claim much of it based on common sense and facts. I think that you and I come from a similar background learning through working hard, experience, from mistakes and the shoe prints in our butts…. We tend to believe a lot of proven history and not in unfounded theory relative re: energy of light, EM, atoms, extraterrestrial influences etc. that may have taken place on earthly humans but have not yet been discovered…. Time will tell.

    While a few individuals from the whites all over the world may have discovered most of the many wonders that have advanced humanity, these brilliant people were indeed produced by that white group be it European or American or whomever. If their inventions or theories were not indeed inspired by the genes of their forefathers or God himself, the results of their labors have done a great deal for the advancement of mankind. I await with great anticipation for more great contributions to come from this White group – they are motivated by a great force be it divine or ancestral.

    I am no authority, but certainly some great things have been discovered by other ethnic groups — a good example is gun powder invented by the Chinese which I think and has served as a basis of aggression and devastation in most all wars started by Whites. The Chinese may be indeed the villains behind all the aggression in the world since their invention of that powerful propellant. They indeed seem to have changed their mode of aggression to a more subtle method of help and materially building up poor nations with gobs of money in the areas they want to dominate. The Chinese mode of helping aggression is indeed paying dividends for them. Perhaps the “White” world just misused their ingenuity to expand the principle of gun powder for bigger and better vehicles of destruction. The results seem to have ended in some historical successes but recent large failures. Somehow the gobs of money approach used by Americans on poorer nations has not produced lasting benefits. Wonder from whom the Chinese borrowed the gobs of money approach that seems to be working for them? China may have hit upon a type of aggression that works and is not as costly in human lives and spilled blood. It is more subtle but takes time.

    Whites indeed might be the problem with the higher IQs and in recent history whites have been fighting mainly whites while China and some other countries have been oppressing large numbers of their citizens in slave labor camps. They turn out cheap goods for the world with the profits coming back to the oppressing countries. Their accumulation of wealth in the world allows the flexing of their muscles and intimidation rather than war.

    So, let’s just agree that the White populations in the world have been the aggressors and that may be indeed changing. Hell Fire, everyone fights at least on the local level. So, what about the Black populations of the world and especially in the US. A given that most Black populations of the world are poor and cannot finance wars of aggression but they do fight among themselves and oft times sponsored by other groups.

    Why have the American Blacks become so aggressive fighting both themselves and White America in general? Is it their cultural influence or a learned trait to get short term what they want without working?.

    I think Fred hit on a truth when he offered the analogy of the dog with some species being aggressive and some being less aggressive. That’s just how things are. The same can be said for people of any color — some being more aggressive than the others. Are they born that way with their genes or is their behavior learned? Whatever it is with Black America, their aggressiveness has turned some productivity. Although the Black problem does provide a certain productivity for that group, it is however, significantly contributing to the destruction of America in addition to other factors of poor leadership, failing schools, failing families, and a failing judicial system. I wonder if China has her sights set on rebuilding America? They are certainly buying up our real estate and contributing gobs of money to numerous US intuitions. The Orientals just as the Jews are extremely patient people.

    Roger…. Let’s hope the Eurowhites do not give us another unwanted world war but it is surely looking that way with at least two crazy people dragging us to that point.

    Is there any more room in you hiding place?

  • Hmmm … Genghis Khan, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong beg to differ. Chairman Xi is systematically wiping out the Uyghurs as we speak.

    Whites are very good at warfare, excellent at planning and execution of warfare.

    Blacks are simply violent. No planning, just random destruction.

    As they say, when blacks riot, cities burn. When whites riot, continents burn.

    And the Saxon is beginning to hate…….

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