Why did Venezuela turn to socialism?

It’s trendy to virtue signal how sorry we feel that the people who voted for socialism, for many smug years, are actually getting socialism.
However, nobody discusses why they chose it. If only we had some form of data which describes a nation’s problem solving ability or aptitude for digging out of societal problems. Oh wait – we do.

https://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

84 – a full standard deviation!


That might be it, boys.


“The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.” Replication is important. Cherrypicking “muh China 105” pisses me off.

China, for reference, has an accurate score of 100 in this analysis. Urban, no cheating.
USA 98, Russia 97, Italy 102, Iceland 101, Poland 99. These jibe with most IQ data collected properly that I have read.
Greece and Ireland 92, Mexico 88, it’s almost like the lower national IQ tanks, the more socialist the citizenry becomes …or will become should the economy become volatile.

Brazil 87, Yemen 85 – their national IQ is literally worse than Yemen.

Colombia 84, Pakistan 84, Syria 83, Zimbabwe 82.

Haiti 67. Oof. Over 2SD.

“SOURCE: Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanen, Jelte Wicherts.”

If an immigrant’s behaviour makes no sense and actually seems to spite them, I find out where they’re actually from (or would return to if the going got tough) and look up the national IQ. It hasn’t failed me yet. It doesn’t absolve them of responsibility but it does indicate we’re not operating on all cylinders or have a legitimate place in a First World country. It’s just a matter of time until they self-deport based on the economic impossibility of surviving in a high IQ economy alone. Don’t forget the exit wealth tax!

If the quality of discourse on this subject could improve with the tactful use of data available, that’d be great.

Their (Venezuelan) solution to socialism is yet-more socialism in the form of food subsidies.
You can’t fix that stupid, that’s advanced stupid.

An IQ of 84 – in the context of a global economy?
Do we have the data? Yes we do.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_classification
How many times must I point to the obvious?

You could build a stock market investment strategy purely based on IQ crimethink fact.

If you did a colour-coded bell curve of world IQs by continent, Asia would be lower than Europe on the whole. South America slightly lower, Africa the lowest. Note: all collectivists by culture. They have to be because individually, nobody’s home upstairs.

By the gold standard scale, Venezuela is borderline retarded.

Don’t feed the bears.

Two heads are only better than one if one is not terminally stupid.

They even tried to alter the wording on lesser tests to be more PC.

In IQ results.

Yeah, but eugenic policies improving national IQ are evil, as opposed to a system of dysgenics that leads to starving babies.

Under Marxism, the redundant Party always dines very well. Communism is just a form of plutocracy for suckers.

This information has vast implications for national planning, including whether we let inferior Eastern European intellects crowd out our domestic job market (as the EU wants, you’ll note). From the perspective of safety (building, medical etc) that is insane. Encouraging dysgenic coupling with them is far worse though. Don’t ruin your national IQ with peoples who literally live in shacks, regardless of their skin colour.

Socialist GPA exposes brainwashing

Stop bribes. Stop Universities having coffers, nationalise the bastards. They can’t be so crooked if they’re hooked up with a direct line of public interest and no ‘private’ savings* to embezzle or ‘lose’ in admin, new shitty buildings, repairs. Stop admission preference due to race or religion. Everyone pays the interest. Rich people don’t get discounts or scholarships. Means-test the fuck out of everything and foreign students pay the same as domestic, so there’s no incentive to flood it with foreigners. Reduce class sizes overall.

GPA is just IQ for people too dumb to realise its intent.

Call all virtue signals out.

CONSEQUENCES.

“I want policy X”

“Do you want us to apply policy X to you, specifically?”

“Er…. no”

“But if you want it for society, and you’re part of society….”

“Wait, actually I don’t think it’s fair now.”

Equal and fair are opposites people.

I love how the men rationalize it but the women ramble. Neither is logical.

They also don’t know the data about inheritance being far lower than “self-made” wealth. Still, if I saved my money to give to a hypothetical child, that’s still an ownership right, just deferred from my benefit to said child. Socialists hate sacrifice unless it’s for them and want ownership rights OVER the owner (slavery). They feel worthier than the person’s own child.

This can all be boiled down to Tall Poppy Syndrome.
We call it “the politics of envy”.

Yet….

No socialist I ever met wants to end inheritance…. nor any Communist.

Spread that petition.

They also resent death taxes. They assume their Boomer parents will leave them money because they’re currently living the high life.

p.s. tax student income from scholarships (non-vital, like, not ones to buy food but books, housing etc).

*Colleges are not people and should not have savings. No left-winger can deny nationalization without exposing the profit motive. Nationalise Oxbridge and watch the Left fail.

How long can they deny HBD?

Waiting to be a father is irresponsible, imagine my shock.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/31/babies-born-to-older-fathers-tend-to-have-more-medical-issues

“The records showed that children born to men aged 45 and over had a 14% greater risk of premature birth, low birth weight and being admitted to neonatal intensive care compared with babies born to younger fathers.”

Geriatric fathers, yes.
If you’re past middle-age (36-7 in men) and old enough to be a grandfather.

Infants born to men aged 45 and over also scored lower on the Apgar newborn health test, and were 18% more likely to have seizures compared with infants born to fathers aged 25 to 34 years, according to the study in the British Medical Journal.

Why not state all the findings, including compared with <25?

Boomer readership, that’s why. 60 is the new 40 though, sure.

For women, the risk of gestational diabetes was greater when they had children with older men.”

Paternal age as a medical risk factor is long known, I’ve posted on it.

Their study.

http://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4372

“This is something else to take into consideration,” he said. “There are potential risks with waiting. Men should not think that they have an unlimited runway.”

Why isn’t male fertility and issues like impotence mentioned in biology class? Men deserve to know, it’s important life planning. Modern men don’t realise their fertility is dropping steeply until they eventually go to conceive or get a random sperm count for other reasons.

I’d go so far as to call it a public health issue.

They are not fully informed, the information is withheld from them. Where’s the full consent for that wait, if they don’t understand what it might entail?

Obviously the man commenting on the study tries to downplay it but other studies I’ve posted didn’t find mild differences, in some cases extreme (such as psychiatric risk) and that’s without looking at whether the child is mixed-race, that includes the risk even further. Good luck getting that published.

“increases in health risks might have across populations as paternal age continues to rise.”

If it’s a risk across a population, it is also a risk for the individuals within it, showing up his earlier weasel words about ‘individuals’ to be a lie. You don’t have medical complications as a population, it’s personal.

“When I talk to couples about health risks, I use the lottery as an analogy,”

You use a con about people who can’t do maths to… lie to people who can’t do maths.

“Even if your risk for something goes up 10-20%, the absolute risk for an individual

doesn’t change

At all?

that much.”

Hear that gentlemen?


Who gives a shit about your individual risk going up by 20%? Not this guy! He’d rather not offend you but let you slowly become infertile because, by the time you figure it out, you’ll be powerless to do anything about it. White men need to have fewer children, as other Guardian articles have informed us.

You aren’t entitled to oppressive white male fertility.

The researchers calculating risk across the field (here a part of gerontology) know more maths than the doctors downplaying it.

“Eisenberg and his colleagues suggest changes in the DNA of older men’s sperm might explain their findings.”

Berg-berg-berg-berg et al.

“The concern is backed up by previous work, including a Harvard study last year that found births through IVF fell as the fathers’ age increased.”

Duh.

IVF isn’t magic.

“Studies have shown that advanced paternal age is associated with negative health behaviours such as smoking and frequent alcohol consumption, obesity, chronic disease, mental illness, and sub-fertility,” she writes, adding that all are linked to health problems in newborns.”

Sub-fertility, which many clueless men have and they don’t care to warn you about.

It’s almost like men evolved to have children while they were healthier.

From the BMJ article itself:

“Though the effects of advanced maternal age on perinatal outcomes have been extensively studied,

can’t blame women, credits on that excuse are maxed out

research on the impact of older fathers on the health of offspring has been limited mostly to the risk of congenital disease.345678

we’re scared of offending old guys with money

The high number of male germ cell divisions in aging fathers has been proposed to increase the risk of autism, genetic abnormalities, psychiatric morbidity, and neoplasia in offspring, but recent studies have also suggested a potential paternal effect on perinatal morbidity.691011121314

I didn’t call my article Old fathers, sick babies for nothing.
Can’t get sicker than dead or disabled.

This passes down the germline so one bad breeding decision will affect all their offspring’s fitness too (I think the children will eventually sue for epigenetic damages, on poor lifestyle choices prior to conception as well).

I’ve love to see a study comparing older fathers with younger and recording sexual history (partners and diseases) because you know that has an effect. A medical effect. They’re too chickenshit to do it (and record the same in women but paternal factors into their sperm donation are more likely modified by those behavioural factors, his baby-making factory is the testes area so its prior health and the delivery vehicle’s are especially important).

One common explanation arises from the epigenetic changes that occur within spermatocytes; specifically modifications to histone and DNA methylation in spermatozoa of older men. These alterations occur in regions of the genome that are responsible for several diseases in offspring.15 Disruption of histone methylation in developing male germ cells might be a precursor to aberrant embryonic and placental development, with studies suggesting that paternal imprinting of aging could affect both fetal growth and maternal health during pregnancy.”

Degenerate DNA gets so offended when people stop filtering about it.

No prizes why they didn’t quote this part.

I wonder if their boys (because paternal factors would be stronger to another male) are more or less effeminate than the average? Again, they don’t dare do that study.

Paternal imprinting, that’s a nice word for degeneration on a genetic level.

At least they’re acknowledging men age, I suppose.

Looking at non-Guardian approved science:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-documents-paternal-transmission-epigenetic-memory.html

“Studies of human populations and animal models suggest that a father’s experiences such as diet or environmental stress can influence the health and development of his descendants. How these effects are transmitted across generations, however, remains mysterious.”

I’m guessing the sperm.

….

Just a random, wild guess.

“Epigenetic changes do not alter the DNA sequences of genes, but instead involve chemical modifications to either the DNA itself or the histone proteins with which DNA is packaged in the chromosomes. These modifications influence gene expression, turning genes on or off in different cells and at different stages of development. The idea that epigenetic modifications can cause changes in gene expression that are transmitted from one generation to the next, known as “transgenerational epigenetic inheritance,” is now the focus of intense scientific investigation.

For many years, it was thought that sperm do not retain any histone packaging and therefore could not transmit histone-based epigenetic information to offspring. Recent studies, however, have shown that about 10 percent of histone packaging is retained in both human and mouse sperm.”

So …more lying to men.
Get obese, it’s fine! Drink like a fish! Your kids will be fine!

Our ancestors never knew that vice… had a price.
https://biblehub.com/numbers/14-18.htm

They didn’t have iPhones, we’re so much wiser than them.

“The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.‘”

What does that even mean? Nature can’t see what you’re doing.

Trust the “experts” who profiteer from fertility treatments and hate white men!

“”Furthermore, where the chromosomes retain histone packaging of DNA is in developmentally important regions, so those findings raised awareness of the possibility that sperm may transmit important epigenetic information to embryos,” Strome said.”

Wait, could rednecks be even smarter if they drank less?

Was Prohibition, pro-white?

“These findings show that the DNA packaging in sperm is important, because offspring that did not inherit normal sperm epigenetic marks were sterile, and it is sufficient for normal germline development,” Strome said.”

Money shot?

Sinner father, no grandchildren?

That is a divinely calculated revenge, all their paternal investment wasted.

Detour:

https://thebiblicalworld.blogspot.com/2011/01/childlessness-and-bible-2-defective.html

“The presumption of female defect is confirmed in a letter to the Ugarit king about a woman who failed to produce any children for her husband after an extended period of time. The letter relates how the husband used the infertility as an occasion to take a second wife. It was only when he failed to produce children with the second woman that he was then considered to be the defective one”

LOL

“While monogamy was probably the norm in antiquity,”

louder for cucks at the back

“childlessness was one of the most common reasons that a man would resort to a bigynous marriage”

But God is punishing them, going around that in favour of dysgenic reproduction is a sin.

Women could divorce infertile or impotent men under the Catholic church, it was so important.

“The goal is to analyze how the chromatin packaging changes in the parent,” she said. “Whatever gets passed on to the offspring has to go through the germ cells. We want to know which cells experience the environmental factors, how they transmit that information to the germ cells, what changes in the germ cells, and how that impacts the offspring.”

I doubt it’s for the greater good.

Could addiction be genetic?

Lawyers are celebrating just thinking of it.

By demonstrating the importance of epigenetic information carried by sperm, the current study establishes that if the environment experienced by the father changes the epigenetics of sperm chromosomes, it could affect the offspring.”

Could?

A few others, while I’m here.

Your genes affect your nose shape.
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11616

Ya gotta have chutzpah to believe the science.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/16/scientists-discover-dozens-of-new-genes-for-hair-colour

“The colour of a person’s hair is one of the most heritable features of their appearance, with studies on twins suggesting that genetics explains up to 97% of hair colour.”

Race explains 100%. Subrace especially.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-018-0100-5

They’re right that hair colour isn’t a matter of sexual preference …but race is.

““Pigments are far more than just cosmetic – they are important for the immune system and play a role in many diseases,” said Spector. “Understanding the genetics could lead to new therapies.”

They tried that with African heart medication, it was taken off the label.

They’d rather let black men keel over and die than admit they’re genetically different.

K-shift in mice:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/13/scientists-discover-brains-neural-switch-for-becoming-an-alpha-male

“Intriguingly, the experience of winning appeared to leave an imprint on the mice, making them more assertive, even when their brains’ were no longer being artificially controlled. They were found to be more combative in a second scenario in which they competed to occupy the warm corner in a cage with an ice-cold floor.”

So you see, they can’t let men grow up. There’d be no politically useful regression then.
Buy stock in pajamas.
They can knock out that part of the brain too. They don’t mention this. This makes me suspicious.

“The findings, they suggest, could have applications in understanding a variety of psychiatric conditions where people exhibit overly dominant behaviours, or lack motivation to compete socially.”

Psychopathy and depression (or r-selection, as a trait).
Psychopaths are immune to depression. What makes others sad, makes them mad.
The study itself has nothing to do with “alpha” as Americans consider it, an alpha is never single in biology but part of a breeding pair.

http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2009/08/23/no-more-alpha-male/

The study is really about psychopathy in the extreme form (genetic engineering, useful for the military) and social dominance in prosocial, milder forms (K) which cannot be undone (even in GE mice) as a natural maturation process. Its absence of activation (say, from the amygala circuits) could explain effete males. Again, they gloss over that.

I noticed.

Genes influence subject choice.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/16/a-level-subject-choice-is-strongly-influenced-by-genes-scientists-say

Not IQ?
Isn’t that a huge confound that should be studied?
And why force children to study languages then? Isn’t that oppression when they could study something else?

“Birney warns that the findings do not imply that it is possible to predict a student’s subject choice, or achievement, from their genome.”

trans. Don’t look in the race box, please, don’t look in the race box. I don’t want to get the sack.

“As schooling and other factors vary greatly from person to person it is unlikely that genetics is the dominant factor in A-level choice.”

The likelihood was calculated.

“The scientists found that this was indeed the case, with 50-80% of subject choice down to genetic influences.”

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/23/genes-influence-academic-ability-across-all-subjects-latest-study-shows

Academic ability …. not IQ?

How is GPA not a reliable proxy for IQ, on that point?

GPA is basically just the PC term for IQ. Mathematically.

Memoryholed IQ science

To be completely balanced, it also explains why there are so many male accidents, suicides/criminals, low-wage workers and bachelors who can’t find any woman to marry them, any at all. There are simply more male failures (and those things are outcomes, symptoms of the cause) in the general population due to the erratic nature of their brains.

https://vdare.com/posts/beria-s-razorblade-applied-to-science-paper

Nobody ever mentions that half of the data because the men reading it are midwits with only slightly above average intelligence. They miss the point like an autist without the excuse.

Of course, the likes of MRAs don’t believe in biology if it hurts their feefees.

Bloody equalists.

In real terms, there are far more male idiots than geniuses so looking overall doesn’t work either. To be totally practical, IQ is roughly comparable to life outcomes so being a moron is a big deal, meanwhile not being a genius (more normative) isn’t actually a problem? But even the manosphere doesn’t want to take up the victim card, even when it actually applies. They act as if all men are of equal genetic fitness and can expect equal life outcomes, a delusion.

The people who don’t get this post are the very people I was referencing.

Academia pays attention to the right extreme of the Bell Curve to wank themselves off in p-values, when actually, the purpose of IQ (Binet) was to focus on the causes of the left extreme and bring it up to average. It’s a category error, they know they’re wrong. The right extreme is too small as a population to legitimately study, especially in this time period of fewer true geniuses than before.

The midwits sometimes only understand if I include pictures so here, this is a fact they try to hide. Naturally, to uplift the sub-par into positions of responsibility would be A. dysgenic and B. anti-merit along with C. dangerous.

For the 2-4+SD, consider their extremes-based argument in light of this.

There is a vast difference but it’s difficult to say how much because (aside from the race confound) they don’t want to accumulate the data. Instead they’ll only gather the data on their own group (middle-class, usually Jewish/Atheist, middle-aged) from the right-extreme (however they manipulate the test to show this) and falsely represent it as the reference population [label: Genius] to allow them to signal with bad science. In truth, the geniuses of the world are incredibly rare (based on contribution) and passing a test does not a genius make.

Absence of evidence (because you refuse to do your job) is not evidence of absence.

No, we’re not going to “trust you”, take the data. The researchers are biased in favour of their own group and will twist the data into agreement.

Hit me with your cancer brick

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/14/mobile-phones-cancer-inconvenient-truths

Hit me

(beat)

Hit me.

From my research, iPhones are worst.

This is fine.

A cull of telly-tubby mobile users would be grand.

Meanwhile, Musk baits the internet and thinks he can win.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2018/jul/13/who-wants-to-be-a-billionaire-not-elon-musk

Silly old man.

It isn’t because you’re rich, it’s because you’re a conceited, attention-seeking dickhead.

Who won’t let other people just do their job because you’re used to blowhards of the Silicon Valley blowing up your ego like a misshapen balloon.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/elon-musk-told-shove-proposed-cave-solution-his

Gay face is real because hormones are real

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/07/artificial-intelligence-can-tell-your-sexuality-politics-surveillance-paul-lewis

Somebody study cuck face.

I suggest Elon as #0.

Show me the percentages.

For lolz, an app that tells you who got Botox would be funny.
A quick way is to view from the slight side, if their brows are way too arched. Normal people see a dip as the brow curves down the bone and causes an illusory drooping effect.

Another app that tells you percentages of origin from mystery meat or predicts what a race-mixed kid would actually look like based on the parents.

“As well as sexuality, he believes this technology could be used to detect emotions, IQ and even a predisposition to commit certain crimes. Kosinski has also used algorithms to distinguish between the faces of Republicans and Democrats, in an unpublished experiment he says was successful – although he admits the results can change “depending on whether I include beards or not”.”
True.

But who wants to tell them personality research is generally a con?

“It suddenly struck me,” he says, “introverts and extroverts have completely different faces. I was like, ‘Wow, maybe there’s something there.’”
True.

“Thieves were notable for their “small wandering eyes”, rapists their “swollen lips and eyelids”, while murderers had a nose that was “often hawklike and always large”.”
I think women have the right to a rapist predicting app.

“Kosinski’s research dismisses physiognomy as “a mix of superstition and racism disguised as science” – but then argues it created a taboo around “studying or even discussing the links between facial features and character”.”
If you have nothing to fear…
It’s like how to spot an ugly person online, they argue beauty isn’t objective and men never are.

“There is growing evidence, he insists, that links between faces and psychology exist, even if they are invisible to the human eye; now, with advances in machine learning, such links can be perceived.”
No, you can train it.
Women with good creepdar seem to be born with it.

“There was also anger that Kosinski had conducted research on a technology that could be used to persecute gay people in countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is punishable by death.”
It’s already legal to abort for no reason, maybe screech about that?
One day, a gay pregnancy test will exist, along with an ugly and a stupid one.

Market forces, mate.

“In a mocking critique posted online, Todorov and two AI researchers at Google argued that Kosinski’s algorithm could have been responding to patterns in people’s makeup, beards or glasses, even the angle they held the camera at. Self-posted photos on dating websites, Todorov points out, project a number of non-facial clues.”
Why the hate?
1. money loss
2. They’re scared there might be an algorithym for pedo face and their own friends could pop up.

“Thus,” he writes in his paper, “gay men are predicted to have smaller jaws and chins,”

Everyone has a chin, that’s an indicator of genetic health. Stick to jaw.

“slimmer eyebrows, longer noses and larger foreheads… The opposite should be true for lesbians.”
“This is where Kosinski’s work strays into biological determinism.”
That’s just called biology. An apple seed grows into an apple tree, not a Seville. Grow the fuck up.

“At times, what he says seems eerily reminiscent of Lombroso, who was critical of the idea that criminals had “free will”: they should be pitied rather than punished, the Italian argued, because – like monkeys, cats and cuckoos – they were “programmed to do harm”.”
Guardian doesn’t believe in evolution (or inevitable cases of organic atavism).

But when I press Kosinski for examples of how psychology-detecting AI is being used by governments, he repeatedly falls back on an obscure Israeli startup, Faception.”
“On its website, Faception lists eight such classifiers, including “White-Collar Offender”, “High IQ”, “Paedophile” and “Terrorist”.”
Gotcha.
Personally, I want to see the high IQ trait details.

Illuminating, what they choose to flag as a threat.

“The last time I see Kosinski, we meet in London. He becomes prickly when I press him on Russia”
News journalists have no right to interrogate scientists like the truth police.

You report on fluffy animals, stay in your lane, Lois.

comment from our superiors
“If you put Rees Mogg into the system does it confirm that he’s an utter bellend?”
I’d like to see the average attractiveness of conservatives against how right-wing they are.

Personal reasons.

Student debt slaves – to whom?

Minor note, mostly rhetorical questions. If you find answers, I’d love to see youtube videos, articles, all sorts on the topic. It’s only gonna get bigger. Regardless of your current politics, I assume you want a final solution.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-29/student-debt-slavery-bankrolling-financiers-backs-young

What were wages like, before the welfare state took off?
How did colleges agree to do the training the capitalist pigs were supposed to do, but less efficiently?
(clue there: Third World)
Why do left and right agree keeping people dependent on them is a good thing?
Are those not voting slaves, to lend a veneer of authority to this arrangement?
The main principle of liberal democracy is that education is free.
That is it.
It used to be in GB, until Labour changed it. Yes, welfare cliff-loving anti-Labour party.
The Tory/Lib Dem coalition merely increased it.
They want to increase it again.
Maybe just reduce the places, like before? Universities want their pound of flesh.
They’ll get it. They’ll also die, in this form.
This gets to a good point – with the Civil War, Americans enslaved themselves.
To buy shit they don’t need.
Student debt is the secret vote-changer.

As we learned from Trump, it pays to promise big.

If you only deliver on part of it, that’s still more than the guy promising small fries.

Boomers destroyed the social contract here to enslave the youth, as you can see on Best Post, we’re not having it. There’s a going Galt element to the whole Gen Y. We’re waiting for big ticket prices to come down, that’s the characteristic behaviour of a Depression.
You want this economy, you like this failing economy, you can keep this economy – and retire in it.
Which is likelier as a generational bailout?
The productive with 50+ voting years or the already dying-off lazy people who refused to save?
Don’t start me on their inability to retrain.
It would be karmic to liquidate Boomer’s Medicaid/Medicare/401ks, the ill-gotten gains. That’s blood money from Gen X, all of Gen Y and now Z.
Who told them they had to do college? Who were the teachers? Who ruined savings rates?
They voted in their gibs, we never consented to that.
We’re slowly learning that fact.
We won’t ever retire, either.
It’ll be high time the old socialists learn the young have power in any economy.
Whoever refuses to retire out of their outmoded title.
“You can’t put a price on an education” yes, because in the age of the net, it’s worthless.

In the UK it could easily fold, the loan company is Limited Liability. It can just disappear.
Into the ether.
The recent “Graduate Tax” is just that. It’s free money promised, real labour taken.

Youth stolen.
Kinda like being given a free shovel to dig your own grave.

Mis-sold a dream of a healthy capitalist economy. Sue all your teachers, back down to K. EVEN the nice ones. ESPECIALLY the nice ones. A mugger would at least have the decency not to smile and they only shake you down once.

Prices also rise to compete with foreign students’ fees. In an epic move of classism, most ‘domestic’ students are too stupid to realize the anchoring effect applies and the higher ‘overseas’ fees will eventually apply to them.
Plenty of Boomers have invested in funds that bleed students, one way or another. How can you retire off companies they can’t start? Beats me. They still live in the 70s in their heads.
Repayments as a rate is abysmal, something like half depending on who you ask (prolly ~2/3 then, going by British understatement), the UK’s company will tank. The economy won’t grow without fair loans, it bleeds the very youth who should be most prosperous. With a failing economy, there’ll be no jobs to earn sufficient wages (with immigrant competition too, thanks globalization!) to pay them back. Speaking of multicultural parasitism, Muslims get loans free. Yep, no interest, because they claim to believe interest is evil. Hey, me, real Christian, too? I doubt somehow that’ll work for me down the bank. Racists.

Calling it:

We’re living in the cat bounce economy.

All these bubbles are making it boing.

They’re not even making the most money out of this, that offends me. It’d be better to tax a healthy economy than squeeze a dead one. A smart enemy I could respect.
The student loan bubble, brought to you by the ‘educated’, like your moral betters of Hollywood, has made the West a dead parrot.
I’d wager by volume alone, the current student is lower in IQ compared to a century ago, when standards were higher and only the best men and women attended. [IQ section at end]
Schools are never “free”, they intend to bleed you more dry, by boosting your (blood) productivity volume.
It is not charity, they are not a Church.
“The availability of federally guaranteed loans allowed colleges and universities to raise their prices to whatever the market would bear.”
No free-market, no capitalism. That’s hardcore Communism – all in, whatever they want to take.
Universities were respected for centuries when led by the Right. Ever notice how, when the Left gets a hold of something, they turn it to shit then run it into the ground, waiting for the Right to come back in, scrape it up and fix it before they can try to push in again? It starts with clubbing cultures, quality people are put off by them. Why are colleges mixed? Aren’t grades lower that way? If you treat the centre of learning with the disrespect of a brothel, it’ll get that reputation.
America so free, unlike your college degrees.
Why aren’t you given an annual pie chart of who exactly gets your money? % admin, % teachers etc etc.
They’re your employees, right?
And how long do you work, for free, later, to have heard the gospel of your Prof’s opinion?
Rest assured, opinion it surely is.
You’re smart enough to read a textbook solo, right?
All you need are textbooks written by the experts. There wouldn’t be enough of those fill one college, let alone teach a nation. Why are we watering down the quality of academic communication? Busywork jobs?

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“Higher education is a wealth transfer from indebted families to professors.”
Yep, you know who to picket next. The people constantly telling you to rebel against other people. Red herring over there! No, over there!
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“I was a finance major from a top university, graduated with high honors, got my CMA, etc. No one ever brought up the rather simple concept that total debt has to constantly expand else the old debt + interest can’t be repaid. I didn’t figure that out until 30 years later – in fact I just hadn’t given it any thought. It wasn’t until 2006 that I started looking at what was going on and the implication of what happens if debt starts shrinking hit me. I bring that concept up to people occasionally and almost everyone’s eyes glaze over.”
Yeah, the Bible did warn you that debt is evil. A lot.
You keep owing more and more dead people until you die.
Or your demographics die, either/or.
“I blame parents and kids too naive to realize long term debt like student loans is like a prison sentence.”
Young adults are naive. If you’re old enough to be a grandparent or more, you are not allowed that reason.
In many prisons, you don’t work.
The bankruptcy law can be un-written as an ageist incursion on human rights, if there were a sufficient voting bloc, BernHeads.
Bad laws are struck down all the time.
National debt itself is intergenerational bondage, it wouldn’t hold up under scrutiny. Why should we observe dead people’s IOUs? Are they my blood? Who is We? I didn’t sign shit.
The damning irony is how young people pay twice: first to faceless investors (get the names, start a petition) for the interest, then to national debt as the Government backed their debt.
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“Trump should reverse the legislation that prevents students from declaring bankruptcy to shed student loan debts. Student numbers would drop, loans would drop, and those dipshit libtard professors of stupidity and PC would soon be grovelling for handouts. Also the lenders would get their asses kicked for having made stupid loans secured only by the lifetime ownership of the slave, or debtor.”
If he does that before the next election, he would definitely win.
Debtor’s prison is now invisible, you’re still breaking rocks for someone else.
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“College is a scam. You can learn just about anything nowadays on the internet, we only need facilities for proper testing as verification of learned skills. [old purpose of a college] College in it’s current form only needs to exist for specific fields such as Medicine and STEM.”
MENSA has methods. MOOCs exist. Why should college employees be full time?
You could also make credit cards hard to get, the way they should be, because that’s another way to get stupid teens hooked on the drug of free money.

Talking of the illusions of opportunity. Here’s where I get shitposty.

This situation reminds me of Louise Redknapp. Bear with me on this story.

Women are cunts in one particular situation – to break up a marriage, a happy marriage. Whether it’s out of envy or because they want the husband (who needs a shoulder to cry on) doesn’t matter. (Men can do this too but it’s a female tactic based on emotional manipulation of insecurities, that might not have existed before). Men just plain gaslight, usually e.g. you’re mad if you can’t see your wife’s getting fat, why don’t you leave her? Proper response: stop looking at my wife (Biblical). Related is the guy who keeps telling you to quit your job dramatically, they are toxic and want to ruin your life for thrills. Like living vicariously but destructively.

Let’s see how this plays out in a real female case.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4640392/louise-redknapp-marriage-jamie-redknapp-daisy-lowe-strictly-come-dancing/
“LOUISE Redknapp has revealed she quit her marriage to football star Jamie after Daisy Lowe convinced her she was still sexy.”

Chucked an apple of discord into something that was none of her business.
Planted a seed of doubt. Mean Girls tactics, as I mentioned before. Frenemies.
Homewreckers don’t need to sleep with anyone, they can split you up with words. They can be male or female.

“Louise, 42, said a turning point came when Daisy burst into her dressing room and told her: “Oh, my God look at your gorgeous body. You have to wear a sexy dress.”

See, I would’ve told her to fuck off, but most women are weak. She’s way too old to plead dumb.
It’s like the female trolling thing, they never suspect ulterior motives either.
A friend trusts you to handle your own marriage, you aren’t a child. It’s like the ex-spouse who hangs around (as a “friend”) making sure you can never move on or ruining any happiness you do find – men are dumb to that (coughs in a cloud of Musk). Classic female revenge, tactic #1. I can’t live with him, he took so much away from me, I’ll make it so he can’t live without me.

Making you needy isn’t what a healthy friend does.

3 Questions if you suspect someone is doing this to you: Why is this person lovebombing me? What plan are they seducing me into? Has life dragged since they came along?

That burst-in moment was clearly planned. Since the woman is bi, isn’t that peeping?

“The star admitted: “She kept on at me to wear something sexy and by week three, I was in a leotard and tights not feeling self-conscious at all.”
He should be able to sue for alienation of affections. Really.
These laws protected people, including the children, they exist for good reason.

The economy right now is kinda like Vapid Louise’s mindset, with the perfect life and perfect husband and great kids, chucking it all in on the word of a slag. This is why you guard acquaintances to your marriage very carefully on both sides. Protect the family unit from all “well-meaning pals”, who want your free, single time back again. This isn’t going to end well, because it’s based on a total inversion of the truth. The grass isn’t greener, unless it’s also full of shit.

IQ

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/03/smarter.aspx

Academics deciding academics are smarter than those pesky people who can sustain themselves.

OK no bias there.
“The average person can do creative work today that they couldn’t do in 1900.”
Yeah that must be why the artwork is so much better… see what I mean?
To say someone who doesn’t want to sit behind a desk is 2SD below mean (and so retarded) is such a huge category mistake. To claim that of someone with more skills than you is a barefaced lie.
“Do you expect these gains to continue through the 21st century?
-Who knows?”
Isn’t that your job? Whole purpose of life?
“The developing world is a different kettle of fish. They’re taking off in the way we did 100 years ago.”
With our money?
The great replacement, you trained it. Paid for it, too. Will continue to, in national debt.
“Remember that in America and Britain in 1900, the mean IQ was 70.”
I think you’ll find it was 100, we are not the standard. Saying that doesn’t make it so.
If scores should be lowered for criminals, why not everyone else, inc. students?
“Initially, it was very tough going. People had the notion that an IQ score was fixed. It just told you what the person’s IQ was — they don’t realize that it’s a relative score and that sometimes people are being compared with the previous
generation.” How do they not know this? Who else is there?
What do they think normative means?
If kids can get “genius”-label IQ scores, the system is broken. That number tells us nothing now.
I don’t care how Asian they are. Child abuse with the side of habitual caffeine IVs are no excuse.

White toddlers being declared genius also show the system is null and void as-is.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-education-tests-idUSKCN0QL0KK20150816
Good move, but ya gotta test real knowledge. No scoring on a bell curve. As we all know, grading on a curve is what Hitler would want.
Otherwise, when you import Asians, you import Asian corruption.
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/03/how-sophisticated-test-scams-from-china-are-making-their-way-into-the-us/474474/
Knowledge is nothing in their culture (instead obedience), intellectual honesty is funny. It’s all about money and social status. Elections are rigged too. Thanks to that lovely import of Asian culture.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/11/psychologist-modern-colleges-are-making-kids-dumber/
Haidt FTW.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2381482/Were-children-smarter-century-ago-Test-eighth-graders-Kentucky-dated-1912-ignites-debate-kids-intelligence-today.html
Bring back rote, if you care about the children.

Learning is purely based on memory, not a singular performance. Life is not that simple.

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“Back then children were treated and expected to act like little adults.”
They are, there’s no such thing as a teenager. Either you have adult rights (majority) or you don’t.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/are-you-smarter-than-your-grandfather-probably-not-150402883/
“political scientist James Flynn”
Oh. That explains it. Not a scientist.
Meanwhile, in psychometrics (founded by that evil meanie Sir Galton);
https://phys.org/news/2013-05-victorian-era-people-intelligent-modern-day-counterparts.html
Unlike IQ, you can’t cheat on RT by hiring a tutor (yes, that’s cheating, it’s a resource and the other kids taking the test don’t get one).

IQ is a sound construct. What is claiming to be in colleges is a shitacular circus show.
Just like SAT cheating.

Lower than savages

Does that even count as a standard or a civilization?

https://stepfeed.com/egyptian-cleric-cites-imam-saying-men-can-marry-their-illegitimate-daughters-0118

Egyptian Salafist cleric Mazen Al-Sersawi has stirred controversy, after a video in which he suggested that Islam allows men to marry their illegitimate daughters went viral.

In the video, Al-Azhar lecturer cites prominent Muslim jurist Imam Al-Shafi’i as saying that illegitimate daughters are not officially attributed to their fathers and can thus be married to them.

This is what they do. I knew this, I am playing shocked for laughs.
Deliberately inbreed. It’s the plan.
If the West hadn’t saved them from famine multiple times, they’d all be dead.

In the 2012 video that recently resurfaced online, he said Imam Al-Shafi’i – one of the four great Imams of Islamic jurisprudence – is known for saying men may marry their own daughters that are born out of wedlock.

Bear in mind, the punishment for adultery is death.

Al-Sersawi explained that if a man has extramarital intercourse with a woman and impregnates her, he is allowed to marry his illegitimate daughter.

Attempting to rationalize the repulsive ruling, Al-Sersawi said that according to Al-Shafi’i, the girl is “not really his daughter” since she is the result of adultery.

“She is not his daughter according to Sharia. She is not officially attributed to him,” he said, adding that illegitimate daughters do not carry their fathers’ names.

Look at the birth defects.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/children/11723308/First-cousin-marriages-in-Pakistani-communities-leading-to-appalling-disabilities-among-children.html

Marrying your cousin once might be necessary, look at the Queen.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/theres-nothing-wrong-with-cousins-getting-married-scientists-say-1210072.html

A single instance is fine. This is not one family nor a one-time thing.

Repeating it and preferring it when there are other options is the taboo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incest_taboo
To say it’s less human than animal would be an insult to animals, who are also averse to inbreeding in many species.
Inbreeding means closer than a cousin, typically. Parent/child/siblings are all off-limits. Preferential cousin matches also count.

While Lévi-Strauss generally discounted the relevance of alliance theory in Africa, a particularly strong concern for incest is a fundamental issue among the age systems of East Africa. Here, the avoidance between men of an age-set and their daughters is altogether more intense than in any other sexual avoidance.

Africa is smarter than this. Literally, as you shall see.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-513388/Minister-Muslim-inbreeding-Britain-causing-massive-surge-birth-defects.html

Half of world’s Muslims are inbred due to generations of incest

But the problem isn’t exclusive to Pakistani Muslims as Woolas seems to imply, but is pandemic among Muslims across the world.

Stop supporting the stupid.

Stupidity cannot be cured. Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death. There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.” –  Robert A. Heinlein

They can’t support a civilization of any order and they won’t even support themselves.
Allah is their excuse to sit around expecting whitey will be their slave forever, like the Jews consider Gentiles. In either case, these are not a people with any type of prudence and/or Darwinian longevity.

The type to ask;

“Tasty seeds, where’s the next meal?”

R-selection, thy symbol is a plague of locust.

https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Cousin_Marriage_in_Islam#Science_and_Statistics

A rough estimate shows that close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred: In Pakistan, 70 percent of all marriages are between first cousins (so-called “consanguinity”) and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30 percent.[11]

Statistical research on Arabic countries shows that up to 34 percent of all marriages in Algiers are consanguine (blood related), 46 percent in Bahrain, 33 percent in Egypt, 80 percent in Nubia (southern area in Egypt), 60 percent in Iraq, 64 percent in Jordan, 64 percent in Kuwait, 42 percent in Lebanon, 48 percent in Libya, 47 percent in Mauritania, 54 percent in Qatar, 67 percent in Saudi Arabia, 63 percent in Sudan, 40 percent in Syria, 39 percent in Tunisia, 54 percent in the United Arabic Emirates and 45 percent in Yemen.[12][13]

Over time that converges to 100%.

https://en.europenews.dk/-Muslim-Inbreeding-Impacts-on-intelligence-sanity-health-and-society-78170.html

Research shows that the IQ is 10-16 points lower in children born from related parents and that abilities related to social behavior develops slower in inbred babies:

Fair question: Why is it okay when nobility do it?
They already have HIGH IQ and they’re PRESERVING it.
From?
Genetic load from outsiders. It’s temporary, until better matches can be found for children and grandchildren.

So all these “why do Muslims not just wait?” questions fail to understand how easy they’d be to mow down with the army, if we only had the political will.

That’s a whole SD, below their already low IQ parents.
https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/fun-iq-list/

Pakistan 84 there.

This is a relatively consistent finding from my extensive research.

They’re already 1SD below UK average.
It isn’t racism, it’s them.

If you pit a sensible person who trains against a lazy one who sits around eating in a race, it isn’t mentally taxing to know who’ll probably win. Can you reason with that? Equality dogma is poison to console the loser. They don’t stand a chance according to Second World standards, let alone First!

They won’t stop being angry. They won’t get less angry. They can’t.

In the immortal words of Goethe, There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.

*drops monocle, sarcastically slow claps*

Nothing. Worse. Goethe. Master.

I feel like he’d know this.

Lurk more – HBD blogs. It’s tough to be surprised after that.

Look at him go, with those little legs.

Inbreeding depression on Asian IQ

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8240214

A significant (p 0.001) negative association was found between inbreeding and score on the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-C). In addition, the weighted mean IQ of inbred children )88.4 + or – 1.37) differed significant (p 0.001) from that recorded among 50 noninbred controls of similar age and socioeconomic status (99.6 + or – 2.0). The group means for both verbal and performance IQ subscales differed significantly and in the expected direction between subjects and controls…Additional surveys in other populations and for various inbreeding levels are recommended.

You can only deny this if you can’t do math.

http://www.gluefox.com/min/IQ%20effects%20india.pdf

I know it’s mean to India, but have you looked at their population boom? There’s a billion of them, they chose to be poor because resources are finite but population needs to match.

A measurable IQ of 69 was found. ~titter~
Compared to the Indian average of 82, lower than Nigeria at 84.

Going back to the most recent national IQ list I posted, that would be lower than the national stated average of Kenya, South Africa, the Congo, Botswana and the Sudan. Rwanda is 70.
69 is the IQ of Ethiopia and Malawi.

Hey, I’m sure this doesn’t mean much, right? Globally.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/17/islam-worlds-fastest-growing-religion-except-australia

Islam is also fastest growing religion in Europe. Can’t be all bad?

Of course, Islam did originate from Asia so it’s hardly surprising it’s spreading so fast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Asia#Islam

 South Asia and Southeast Asia are home of the most populous Muslim countries, with IndonesiaPakistanIndia, and Bangladesh having more than 100 million adherents each. According to U.S. government figures, in 2006 there were 20 million Muslims in China. In the Western Asia, the non-Arab countries of Iran and Turkey are the largest Muslim-majority countries. In South Asia, Pakistan and Bangladesh are the countries with the largest Muslim-majority. In Central Asia, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan are the countries with the largest Muslim-majority.

The IQ values do not look promising.

http://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/asia-pacific/

Muslims are projected to grow even faster and become the largest religious group in the region by mid-century. The Muslim population in Asia and the Pacific is expected to increase by almost 50% to nearly 1.5 billion in 2050.

Back to IQ. That pdf is formally here;

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01082310

A three-factor analysis of variance performed on the full-scale IQ scores indicated that both consanguinity and locality affect IQ.

Muslims studied, by a man called Mohammad, connection remained despite middle-class (wealthy) subjects.
I don’t think money will fix this.

Islam Inbreeding IQ and Aggression

Among the many birth defects that are the result of inbreeding are lower levels of IQ and higher levels of aggression. Yikes. That might explain the correlation for support for the brutal Islamic Law called “Sharia” and just how long a region has been Islamic.

According to Nicolai Sennels, a Danish psychologist who has done extensive research into Muslim inbreeding, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred:

  • 70% of Pakistanis are inbred.
  • 67% of Saudi Arabians are inbred.
  • 64% of those living in Jordan and Kuwait are inbred.
  • 63% of Sudanese are inbred.
  • 60% of Iraqis are inbred.
  • 54% of Muslims in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are inbred.
  • 25-30% of those in Turkey are inbred.
  • In England, at least 55% of Pakistani immigrants are married to their first cousins.
  • In Denmark the number of inbred Pakistani immigrants is around 40%.

I love it when others pull up good data.

https://pickeringpost.com/story/the-cost-of-islamic-incest/1316

IQ is a controversial subject, not because there are not loads of evidence pointing to how relevant IQ is. Rather, it is controversial because when you discuss it, you might hurt someone’s feelings. It is estimated that, worldwide, the average IQ for Muslims is 81. Research shows that intelligence can go down 10-16 points, if one’s parents are cousins.

The risk for having an IQ lower than 70, which is what we call in the West “retarded” increases by 400 percent among the offspring of first cousin marriages.

Islam is the fastest growing belief system (some call it a religion) in the world today. It is sweeping through Africa like a wildfire.

Yep.
Look at African demographics. I have done posts.

Remember: London’s Jews imported them by choice.

https://search.proquest.com/openview/0687ad9f04772d67e6df48de2195ff9c/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=45619

The most important independent predictors of adolescent aggression were
troublesome and aggressive (difficult to discipline) behavior and lowintelligence
and attainment at ages 8-10.

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4684-5170-2_10

Aggression and Its Correlates over 22 Years

It is apparent from the varied substance of the chapters in this book that aggression is an overdetermined behavior. There are genetic, constitutional, and environmental factors as well as individual learning history and specific situational events which go into determining whether a person will act in an aggressive manner at any specific time. However, the large number of possible determinants does not mean that aggressive behavior cannot be predicted or explained. Research that my colleagues and I have been doing indicates, in fact, that aggressive behavior is consistent over time and across situations despite the fact that a number of factors contribute to the behavior in varying degrees.

intellectual ability was negatively related to aggressive behavior both contemporaneously and over time, and that intellectual competence itself showed a remarkable constancy over time and across measures.

Did I mention there’s a pirate bay for academic papers?

http://psycnet.apa.org/record/1987-15097-001

There’s no hope for them, they cannot be taught.

In a 22-year study, data were collected on aggressiveness and intellectual functioning in more than 600 subjects, their parents, and their children. Both aggression and intellectual functioning are reasonably stable in a subject’s lifetime and perpetuate themselves across generations and within marriage pairs. Aggression in childhood was shown to interfere with the development of intellectual functioning and to be predictive of poorer intellectual achievement as an adult. Early IQ was related to early subject aggression but did not predict changes in aggression after age 8.

Eight, they’re set at eight.

Differences between early IQ and intellectual achievement in middle adulthood were predictable from early aggressive behavior. A dual-process model was offered to explain the relation between intellectual functioning and aggressive behavior. We hypothesized that low intelligence makes the learning of aggressive responses more likely at an early age, and this aggressive behavior makes continued intellectual development more difficult.

Incentives, as in behaviorism, do not operate in the low IQ as in the average. They are designed for regular intellects.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/developmental-medicine-and-child-neurology/article/behavior-and-mental-health-problems-in-children-with-epilepsy-and-low-iq/8F61E81D9364DE7757B91E549420F220

Low IQ here, 56-84. Middle 85-100, we used to call those morons. High 101-130.
If you read the full study, that’s an interesting cutoff. 85 as middle? It’s over 1SD.

Results indicated that children in the Low IQ group had the most behavioral and mental health problems. 

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/193/3/185

IQ and non-clinical psychotic symptoms in 12-year-olds: results from the ALSPAC birth cohort

 There is a well-established association between pre-morbid low IQ score and schizophrenia. Psychosis-like symptoms in children may also be a risk factor for psychotic disorder but their relationship with IQ is unclear.

Over 6000 children

IQ was assessed at 8 years of age using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (3rd UK edition).

After adjustment for confounding variables, there was a non-linear association between IQ score and psychosis-like symptoms, such that only those with below average IQ score had an increased risk of reporting such symptoms.

High IQ aren’t crazy, only the low.

 An association between low IQ score and the later development of schizophrenia has been established for many years.1116 The risk of schizophrenia increases gradually as IQ score falls, so that individuals with an average IQ score have an increased risk compared with those with the highest IQ scores.13,14,17

Knowing the Left, they’d brag about this for money.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39082595

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/schizophrenia/

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/the-enigma-of-urban-psychosis/491141/

“The Mystery of Urban Psychosis

Why are paranoia and schizophrenia more common in cities?”

Drugs can trigger it.

https://www.salon.com/2017/11/02/adolescent-pot-smoking-and-psychosis-link-strengthens_partner/

 At the World Psychiatric Association’s World Congress in Berlin on October 9, Hannelore Ehrenreich of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine presented results of a study of 1,200 people with schizophrenia. The investigation analyzed a wide range of genetic and environmental risk factors for developing the debilitating mental illness. The results — being submitted for publication — show people who had consumed cannabis before age 18 developed schizophrenia approximately 10 years earlier than others. The higher the frequency of use, the data indicated, the earlier the age of schizophrenia onset. In her study neither alcohol use nor genetics predicted an earlier time of inception, but pot did. “Cannabis use during puberty is a major risk factor for schizophrenia,” Ehrenreich says.

Mystery.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/city-teenagers-psychosis-mental-health-country-adolescents-40-per-cent-study-schizophrenia-bulletin-a7750151.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2418996/

The largest study to date has demonstrated a ninefold higher risk of schizophrenia in UK-resident black Caribbeans:

Mystery.

http://www.bmj.com/content/323/7325/1336.short

http://www.bmj.com/content/325/7374/1212.short

The strongest evidence that cannabis use may be a risk factor for later psychosis comes from a Swedish cohort study which found that heavy cannabis use at age 18 increased the risk of later schizophrenia sixfold. 12 This study could not establish whether adolescent cannabis use was a consequence of pre-existing psychotic symptoms rather than a cause. We present the first prospective longitudinal study of adolescent cannabis use as a risk factor for adult schizophreniform disorder, taking into account childhood psychotic symptoms3 antedating cannabis use

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1000120

They won’t be violent, the money-grubbers say.

Schizophrenia and other psychoses are associated with violence and violent offending, particularly homicide. However, most of the excess risk appears to be mediated by substance abuse comorbidity. The risk in these patients with comorbidity is similar to that for substance abuse without psychosis. Public health strategies for violence reduction could consider focusing on the primary and secondary prevention of substance abuse.

Now for genetics.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19941049

 the MAOA-uVNTR significantly predicted FSIQ, PIQ and verbal IQ (VIQ) (P = 0.009, 0.019, 0.038);

MAOA is the rage gene. Asian boys, IQ and MAO link, but ADHD confound.

https://selfhacked.com/blog/about-mao-a-and-what-to-do-if-you-have-the-warrior-gene/#Effects_ofLow_MAO-A_Levels

People with the low-activity MAO-A gene (2R, 3R) are overall more prone to violence.

Specifically, when these people feel very provoked or socially isolated their aggression will come out.

People with low MAO-A are more likely to be risk takers.  They are also more likely to take revenge and use greater force if they get screwed over, but not for small screw overs.

Mice with low MAO-A are also more aggressive in general and are more likely to start turf wars.

People and mice with low MAO-A are more impulsive and aggressive.

So the retarded form is bad, the slow kind.

https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist-features/158-biologist/features/903-crime-genes

 The MAOA gene is X-linked, and these men and others in successive generations all exhibited problem behaviour including impulsive aggression, arson and rape.

Best preserved by incest marriage, then it’s definitely passed on via the women.

http://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/04/15/maoa-race-and-crime/

If only someone studied MAOA in Pakistan, place of highest incest marriage from Islam.

http://www.jpma.org.pk/full_article_text.php?article_id=7424

Oh wait.

They did.

 The variance was significantly different only for the anger sub-scale (p<0.05).

Does nobody just check anymore?

The X chromosomal location of the MAOA gene allowed us to determine the haplotype in these male individuals without imputation.

Aggression is a complex personality trait that is likely to be associated with the action of several genes involved in brain function.3 This is the first study investigating an association between scores on the self-reporting Buss and Perry Aggression Questionnaire and the candidate gene, MAOA, in male subjects from Pakistan.

Self-report?

In the absence of whole genome sequences from South Asia…

Why is this study so shit?

Questionnaire in this population is an intriguing observation and requires replication in other population groups. It suggests that some humans may have been evolutionarily conditioned to curb their aggressive tendencies, thus enabling them to form social groupings. Such studies will help to unravel the role of candidate genes, epigenetics, gene-environment and gene-gene interactions in the development of aggressive human behaviour.29 Genome-wide association studies or whole genome sequencing of several thousand selected individuals with carefully defined behavioural phenotypes may offer several additional candidates for replication studies and functional analyses.
Our study was under-powered due to limitations in sample size and due to the fact that some samples had to be dropped because they could not be genotyped due to limited amount or poor quality of the DNA available.

Well they tried.

A better write-up.

http://prr.hec.gov.pk/chapters/998s-2.pdf

There is strong evidence that genes play a significant role in antisocial behavior and
aggression (Raine, 2002). A bulk of twin and adoption studies provides clear evidence
that about 50% of the variance in antisocial behavior is attributable to genetic influences
(Moffit, 2005).

MAO –

Additionally it is involved in the metabolism of many
neurochemicals such as norepinephrine, epinephrine, serotonin and dopamine, already
linked to antisocial and aggressive behavior (de Almeida et al. 2005).

Most of the common DNA variants associated with complex traits and diseases have
been studied in populations of European origin, and the possibility of altered behavior
due to different gene-gene and gene- environment interactions in the non-European
populations has remained unexplored (Yngvadottir et al, 2009).

Coincidence.

The present study is the first attempt to explore DNA variations associated with aggressive behavior in an Asian population.

The first definitive evidence of MAOA gene involvement with aggression was
reported in a large Dutch kindred with a new form of X-linked, nondysmorphic, mild
mental retardation described as Brunner Syndrome (Brunner et al. 1993). The affected
males of this family showed abnormal behavior such as aggression, arson, attempted rape
and exhibitionism.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24326626

http://theunsilencedscience.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/scientists-rediscover-violence-gene.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3105117/

 In order to account for any potential issues arising from the ethnic stratification of the sample, the analyses were then repeated omitting the 47 cohort members of Maori, Pacific Island and Asian ethnicity.

Coincidence.

Why are you studying Whites instead of Asians, we’ve done this. Decades now.

Grounds for Difference by Rogers Brubaker.

Collectivism, my old friend…

https://academic.oup.com/scan/article-pdf/5/2-3/203/4679439/nsq059.pdf

Is there a genetic contribution to cultural
differences? Collectivism, individualism and
genetic markers of social sensitivity

Monoamine oxidase A and social rejection

That’s the section they can justify politically how the crimes of non-whitey are all the fault of whitey.

this polymorphism influencing sensitivity to social input in general

Are Muslims outraged by everything? Impossible, I know.

Particularly for the sensitivity alleles of the
A118G and MAOA polymorphisms, it appears that the experience
of being excluded from the social interactions of
others can be particularly aversive

Given that there is a higher prevalence of these putative
social sensitivity alleles in East Asian populations than in
Caucasian populations, there may be a relationship between
the relative proportion of these alleles and the predominant
cultural forms in a population. In collectivistic cultures, relationships
are enduring due to social ties that are reified by
mutual obligations between members of the family, clan, or
religion. These relationships are so salient that the self is
defined by them. Thus, the implicit construction of the self
in members of these cultures is inherently relational (Fiske
et al., 1998)

So casual.

I think you can begin to see why there isn’t much research on this topic.

It would be expensive and embarrassing when trade deals are on the table.