I can tell in many ways I’ve inherited my father’s temperament. My mother’s, hardly at all.
Only the completely self-deluded think we are blank slates.
I was thinking of these things after I reread one of those Great American Novels. In this case, Gone With the Wind.
Near the beginning Scarlet O’Hara’s father, Gerald, is explaining life to his daughter.
“Only when like marries like can there be any happiness,” he tells her.
That’s true. That’s Associative Mating, which has been proven by every study ever done. None of this Alpha/Beta/Gamma/Sigma/Omega nonsense.
He also tells her, “No has ever changed a husband one whit, and don’t you be forgetting that.”
He also tells her, “The whole family is born that way, and they’ve always been that way. And probably always will.”
That too is true. I’ve known sons who inherited their father’s tendency toward alcoholism. Not only that, but also their father’s love of motorcycles (one son became a motorcycle mechanic. And his son got on a bike at three and immediately started riding it.).
No wonder parents are often horrified by whom their children marry. I’ve seen that, too. In many cultures the parents choose whom their children married. I can understand that.
Gerald O’Hara has some opinions on that, too.
“For a woman love comes after marriage…the best marriages are when the parents choose for the girl. For how can a silly piece like your-self tell a good man from a scoundrel? Now, look at the Wilkes. What’s kept them prideful and strong all these generations? Why, marrying the likes of themselves…”
One only needs to look at the difference between races and ethnic groups. Look at the hideous inbreeding of Muslims for thousands of years. Does that not in many ways explain their poverty, low IQs and tendency toward violence (and no matter how many of them we kill we aren’t going to turn them into Americans). Blacks? The low IQs, the poverty, the tendency toward crime and violence? Is this not in many ways genetic?
Is not the ugliness, cowardice, lying, stealing, spying and treason of Jews in some ways genetic?
I’m not saying that everything we are is inherited. I generally hear about 50% of what we are is genetic. The rest is environmental.
But those who believe we are nothing but a blank slate and everything is environment…they’re always leftists. And I have to admit, I don’t understand them at all. The truth is right before their eyes and they close them and refuse to admit the truth.
Of course all of this means multiculturalism will never work. It would if all of us were blank slates and therefore products of our environments. But it’s not true.
This means the more we try to mix different ethnic groups, races and religions – when they try to share the same land – the more conflict we had going to have.
There has never been an exception to that in history.