HEREDITY SETS THE UPPER LIMIT ON WHAT YOU CAN DO | 2004-02-14
When someone argues that white people are just like everybody else, they usually point to places like Russia, where white people live worse than many brown people do in underdeveloped countries.
The critical point here is that heredity sets the UPPER limit on what a person can do. The smartest person on earth can be ruined. You can take a congenital idiot and a person born with a genius IQ and put them both side by side in a cellar at birth, and when they are ten years old, both will be totally ignorant and helpless.
While the rest of the world was advancing like never before, Russians spent seventy years in a Communist cellar.
If you want to do business in Russia or in the third world, you have to learn some of the stupidest, most childish rules imaginable. That is fine for you, you are just following the rules countries use that keep themselves mired in poverty. But as long as those countries do things their way, they will remain desperately poor.
But the parts of Russia that break free of this nonsense can contribute to our world in ways we cannot yet imagine. Japan adopted Western methods and rapidly reached our level, but there they stopped. I do not believe that Orientals are capable of finding AND KEEPING new levels, the way the white man does.
An ignorant white man is like any other ignorant man. But his UPPER limit is much, much higher than that of other peoples.