Roosh had a post the other day, talking about how some people thought he wasn’t “red pill” enough, particularly on the issue of race. 28 Sherman had what I believe is a reference to this.
Roosh gives a partial defense, of a familiar sort. He says that yes there are racial differences, but as a practical matter they aren’t of meaningful concern to most people. He is saying that since life is really just an individual struggle for desirable things- and he sells books about how to do this in one area, sex- it doesn’t really matter. He is willing to be what is called “politically incorrect”.
The official position is of course there are no racial differences, other than those caused by white oppression. Nobody believes this of course, so for people who feel the need to display some intellectual honesty, the position Roosh takes is acceptable and while not encouraged, will usually go unsanctioned.
This position is normally implicitly stated and goes something like this. Yes, the races are different, but by moral status as well as behaviorally and intellectually. Elite whites hold the highest moral position. Jews are second, and blacks are third. Elite whites and Jews will hold positions of power without qualification; as many blacks will be admitted to positions of power as can be reasonably managed by their performance. Asians can perform but are morally neutral; Latinos perform poorly and are essentially morally neutral, whatever propaganda to the contrary.
The real problem is non-elite whites. NEWs can perform well, but are morally suspect at best and normally considered evil until proven otherwise. NEWs cover a wide range of groups. Scandinavians and to some extent Germans support the system, but are of little use to it. The Irish, as much as they like to portray themselves as rebels, mostly support the system and work for it. Italians and working-class Jews (the “prole” Jews LOTB likes to talk about) don’t support the system but don’t actively oppose it. They live and often prosper in its shadow in and around elite power centers.The most suspect and hated NEWs are Southerners roughly, but this group included rural whites everywhere, and whites not actively working to support the system.
The policy of ranking groups both morally and intellectually is what I would call elite HBD, and is closely associated with the policy Hipster Racist calls white internationalism. Elite HBD holds that while intellectual performance may be determined by grades and testing, moral suitability can largely be presumptively determined by ethnic group. Elite whites, Jews and blacks have it by definition; Asians and Latinos have some, as long as they don’t disqualify themselves openly, and they rarely do; and NEWs are assumed not to have it until they prove beyond a shadow of a doubt they really do, and can lose it very easily.
The message of elite HBD is that TPTB have the moral authority, which is synonymous with power, and they will determine who gets what. The ability to perform earns no privilege, not even the privilege of the fruits of your performance. Where elite HBD gets its most open expression is in the topic of globalization and in its sub topic, mass immigration. Thomas Friedman loves to tell people tough luck, you will just have to compete with people in Asia. He never realized that the only reason there every was an American middle class, an American social democracy and the toleration of a hostile elite of which he and his ethnic group are members was because for a long time Americans did not have to compete with people in Asia. An even more egregious example are the recent statements of Jeb Bush where he talks up immigrants and expresses his disdain for Americans. Americans are lazy and deserve to be replaced according to John Ellis Bush.
The entire conflict comes down to who can and will control America, between the two groups who can- elite and non-elite whites. The reason elite whites hate non-elite whites is they can’t be reliably or profitably controlled. All other groups, including Jews, can be and are. Elite whites seem to feel non-elite whites are pretty weak and demoralized, considering Jeb’s statements. As the genetic and historical evidence for HBD becomes harder to deny with a straight face, the open expression of elite HBD will become more common. It’s kind of a “yes, but…” in the same way epigenetics is a “yes, but…” to genetics.