Diversity is Our Strength
The Formula for European Genius and Decline
Probably the most common anti-white slur, after ‘racist’, is redneck, often paired with inbred. Everyone knows the dangers of inbreeding, but outbreeding carries its own dangers: what’s called outbreeding depression. The human genome is about 3 billion base pairs long and contains something like 750 MB of data. This is an unbelievably complex system and traits like personality or intelligence are highly polygenic—they require many genes cooperating, which they do poorly when the parents are too unrelated. The genes of people who are too different often, when mixed, produce adverse birth outcomes, such as low birth weight, preterm birth, and higher infant mortality.1 These adverse outcomes continue into adulthood, such as violent behaviour,2 behavioural problems,3 and psychological disorders,4 with risk categories being elevated overall.5
So, there is such a thing as too much outbreeding, just as there is too much inbreeding. There’s a happy medium—genetic proximity promotes family cohesion, up to a certain point. Research from Iceland suggests that the ideal proximity for a long lasting, fertile, and loving marriage is third cousin, or a non-relative with the same genetic proximity by chance as a third cousin. Closer or more distant consanguinity produces less successful unions.6
It probably comes as a shock even to ethnonationalists that your ideal mate from the perspective of eugenics, personal happiness, and social harmony, is someone you share a great-great grandparent with. This doesn’t leave a great deal of room for phenotypic variation, and yet Europeans are probably the most phenotypically variable people that has ever existed.
There is considerable phenotypic variation not only across European societies, as there is in Africa, but also within—even in an ethnically homogeneous society you’re likely to find redheads, blondes, brunettes, and a variety of skin tone, personality, and intelligence. This is not an accident. If you understand phenotypic variability as Europeans’ evolutionary strategy, our whole history—our triumphs, failures, strengths, weaknesses—become crystal clear.
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