Friday, December 18, 2009
According to Kevin Macdonald, we Jews are the most ethnocentric people in the world. We have a patented genetic strategy, which features the moral and physical destruction of our hated rivals (the MacDonalds). And we have been following to the letter this strategy for the last 4,000 years. Yet I am a bit worried that the strategy may not be working as intended, since we Ashkenazi Jews (pic.: sample) are no more than 6 - 7 million individuals today, while the MacDonalds are over about 200 million in the USA alone and a billion world over.
It is so refreshing to find someone proudly ethnocentric yet not Jewish nor MacDonald. She calls herself FeministX and maintains a blog dealing with... herself. She likes to take pictures of herself and to post them on the internet, she analyzes with full detail her thoughts and feelings, her relations with the New York lumpen she seems to work with. Now we, her fans, have been informed that she is an Iyer, a member of an esoteric Southern Indian Tamil Brahman clan. I have never heard of them, but she explains that they have the highest average IQ of all humanity (except maybe the Jews), and they have got proportionally more Science Nobel Prizes that any other population. I had been convinced that the Parsis were the world smartest people, but have never heard of the Iyers. Are the Iyers so smart as she says? It seems improbable. My argument: No one seems to hate them. Not even in their native South India. Yet a small clannish people, if too smart and occupy high positions in society (the Iyers are judges, high public servants, university teachers, etc.) naturally bothers people. People, if black-skinned, are even more disliked, even in India. And the Iyers are very dark, yet they have no enemies. Ergo, they cannot be so smart as she says.
On the other hand, I have much to learn about non-European peoples. When my Mother was dying of liver cancer, I could not get any Israeli, Phillippine or Romanian nurse to stay with her. I offered them triple salary, yet they escaped after seeing my yellowing Mother and hearing her complains and demands. She was in a very bad mood, dying. Then appeared this small Tamil woman, and I was shocked by her ugliness and monkey-like shape. My Mother hated having ugly people around her and kill me, but she was ugly as sin. Having no choice, I hired her and to my surprise, she stayed on the 24 hours a day job till the very last minute. She came from a Christian family, spoke excellent English, was extremely clean and hard working, and astonishingly intelligent. She memorized in no time the dozens of different pills and injections my Mother was receiving, with their complex schedule. She catalogued the amazing quantities of remedies my Mother had accumulated, wrote a catalogue and guide for herself, and suddenly everything was ordered and under control. She did not became confused by Mother's moods, she did her job in a methodical way till the very moment of my Mother's death, keeping her clean and fed and fully cared for. I have no idea if she was an Iyer, but sure she was a special person. To be honest, I never got used nor became comfortable in her presence, yet I developed a sincere appreciation and gratitude toward her. She dressed black silk and cried in my Mother's funeral. I gave her a disproportionate amount of money for a foreign nurse in this country. What else could I do?