Thank you, Richard Cotten. Welcome to American Dissident
Let me begin today's program with a couple of program schedule
changes. You might want to get out pencil and paper or start your
tape recorders running now in order to get these down accurately.
First, let me say that I am proud to announce that we have a
new station carrying American Dissident Voices, which can be
heard over a wide area of the Carolinas on your standard AM dial.
Every Saturday at 2 p.m., we can be heard via the excellent
facilities of station WNOW in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 1030 on
your AM dial. WNOW can be heard in many counties in the south
central area of North Carolina and northwestern South Carolina.
Once again, we're on every Saturday at 2 p.m. at 1030 on your AM
Secondly, I'd like to remind you again that there is a new and
highly recommended patriotic radio program on the shortwave dial.
It is called the Voice of Freedom, and it's hosted by a man who
has devoted his life to the cause of free speech, justice, and
the survival of our people, Mr. Ernst Zundel of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
At long last, the shameful "gag order" which the
Thought Police of Canada had imposed on him has been lifted and
you now can hear him every week via shortwave radio with his English-language
"Voice of Freedom" program over WRNO from 5 to 5:30
p.m. Eastern US Time every Sunday afternoon on 15420 kHz. Mr.
Zundel also has a German-language version of his show on WWCR
every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on 15685 kHz. We at
American Dissident Voices salute you, Ernst Zundel! If you'd like
to write to him, his address is 206 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M5A 2L1.
And last and perhaps most important to our shortwave
listeners, I'd like to emphasize that American Dissident Voices
can now be heard at three different times and frequencies.
Listeners can now hear us at a new time of 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Time Saturdays on 15420 kHz. This time should be especially good
for our European listeners, where it will be 5:30 p.m. Saturday
in Britain and Ireland and 6:30 p.m. in Central Europe. Once
again, our new time is 12:30 p.m. Eastern US Time, 5:30 p.m. in
Britain and Ireland, and 6:30 p.m. in Central Europe, every
Saturday on 15420 kHz. That is in addition to our already
established broadcasts on Saturday evening at 9 p.m. Eastern US
Time on 7355 kHz and four hours later at 1 a.m. Eastern US Time
on 7395 kHz. No matter where you are in the world, chances are
there is now an American Dissident Voices transmission you can
hear. My special thanks to those patriots who have given so that
our truth-telling network can continue its expansion.
Let me preface today's broadcast by saying that those who are
close-minded Liberals or those who are excessively
"sensitive" to the uncensored truth probably should
tune elsewhere, for what I am about to say may discomfort you.
And let me also say that today's show, which is based on an
article from the patriotic newspaper NATIONAL VANGUARD, is
offered in a spirit of good will toward all. For despite the fact that
it is unfashionable to say so, in issues of public importance it
is always better for everyone to tell the truth, even if that
truth may hurt someone's or some group's feelings. Comforting
lies may suffice to make you feel better for a time, but while
you are wallowing in the Liberal dream world of equality and
human sameness, our nation's peril grows greater and greater. In
that spirit of good will and truthfulness, I offer you today's
program, entitled "The Roots of Civilization."
Turn on a local television news program in just about any
large city in this country, and the chances are nearly 100% that
you'll hear and see at least one Black announcer telling you
what's happening. He'll be dressed and groomed just like the
White announcers, and, in most cases, his enunciation will be so
similar that you can close your eyes for a moment and almost
convince yourself that you are listening to a White person.
In smoothly modulated tones the Black announcer will tell you
about the intricacies of the latest financial scandal at city
hall, give you a crisp rundown on upcoming cultural events, and
perhaps even offer a sage comment or two on the state of public
morality. Never once will he stumble over the polysyllabic words
in his script or lapse into ghetto speech. At the end of the
program he will engage in the customary few seconds of light
banter with the other news announcers, and you can hardly help
being overwhelmed by the conviction that, really, the only
difference between him and his White colleagues is a matter of pigmentation.
That, of course, is exactly the conviction the directors and
producers of the program intend you to be overwhelmed by. It is a
conviction totally at odds with that held by most White Americans
only a generation ago. Of course, the Amos'n'Andy image of Blacks
hardly able to speak or tie their shoes was an overly simplistic
image, but so is the one now created by today's media managers.
Blacks can be trained to read news scripts with competence, to
get to work on time and sober, and to dress and talk almost
exactly like the best type of Whites. But the differences between
Blacks and Whites nevertheless run far more than skin deep. Those
concerned with the survival of America and of Western
Civilization need to understand these differences fully.
The difference which has been most widely discussed is the
quantitative difference in the average Intelligence Quotient, or
IQ for short, between Blacks and Whites. For many decades in this
country, despite intensive efforts by educators, politicians and
the testing companies themselves, Blacks have and still do
consistently score 15 points lower than Whites on standardized IQ
But there is also a qualitative difference in the intelligence
of Blacks and Whites, and this difference is even more
significant than the quantitative difference in IQs. Blacks, in
other words, are not just on average slower to learn than Whites,
but their mental processes differ in their essential nature from
those of Whites.
At learning tasks which require only memory - for example,
simple arithmetical operations and spelling - properly motivated
Blacks can do nearly as well as Whites. But at tasks which
require abstraction, or inference of a general rule from a series
of instances - and this includes virtually all problem-solving operations
- Black performance falls far below that of Whites.
This Black inability to reason inferentially and to deal with
abstract concepts is reflected in the almost total absence of
Blacks, despite decades of "affirmative action," in
those professions requiring abstract reasoning ability of a high
order: physics and mathematics, for example. Government quotas have
brought a sharp increase in the number of Blacks in Americans
colleges and universities in recent decades, and Blacks have flooded
into many professions as a result, but the sciences have remained
virtually all White. You may see Black nuclear physicists in the
movies, but in real life the only Blacks you will find in physics labs
are janitors and technicians - and not many have qualified as
This qualitative difference in racial intelligence is
overlooked by many - and it is easy to see why this is so: most
of us have a simplistic notion of human intelligence. We think of
some people as being "dull" or "slow" and
others as being "bright." If a person is
"dull," he is slackjawed and unkempt, his speech is slow,
and his vocabulary is limited; our vision of him is modeled on
that of the classic village idiot. And we think of a "bright"
person as one with a quick tongue and a neat appearance.
We have been taught by TV that our former classification of
Blacks as a race of village idiots was in error. So now we make
the opposite error of assuming that, since many of them have a
quick tongue and a neat appearance, they are approximately as
"bright" as White people.
Human intelligence is many-faceted. It cannot be adequately
characterized by such terms as "dullness" or "brightness."
A good memory and a facile tongue - that is, what modern
educators loosely refer to as "verbal skills" - do not
imply an ability to deal with abstract concepts and solve
The former and the latter are separate - and independent -
facets of intelligence. The former is what we more easily notice,
but it is the latter on which our civilization is based. And the
latter is closely linked to race.
The racial dependence of abstract reasoning ability is no
secret. Anatomists have been aware for many years of the
morphological differences, between the brains of Blacks and
Whites, and neurologists and psychologists today understand that
it is in precisely those portions of the brain which in Blacks are
less developed than in Whites that abstract reasoning takes
But because Blacks do not suffer a corresponding deficiency in
their ability to develop verbal skills, we allow ourselves to
assume equality where there is none, and we try to explain away
troublesome facts like low IQ scores with nonsense about
"cultural bias." One only has to look at the high IQ scores
of recent Asian immigrants, who suffer far more than US Blacks
from cultural differences, to put the lie to that argument.
This error in assuming Black intellectual equality on the
basis of the skills displayed by Black news announcers or
entertainers is just one aspect of a general tendency today to
confuse style for substance. Attainments of substance require
exacting analysis and prudent judgment, and an understanding of underlying
principles. That's too much like work for many moderns. We have,
it seems, now come to prefer style to substance. This could prove fatal
to our civilization.
"Verbal skill" may have a high survival value for
the individual who possesses them, but they are not civilization-building
skills. A smooth line of patter may help in selling rugs or
insurance; the fast talker may more often land the good job or
the pretty girl; the person with a large vocabulary and an easy, self-confident
mode of expression usually makes a good impression on others - a
"bright" impression. But it is the analytical thinker,
the problem-solver, who, glib or not, is the founder and
sustainer of civilizations.
The clever office-seeker, the successful rug merchant, the
adaptable mimic, the fluent news announcer - all have
more-or-less useful roles to play in civilized life - but the
very existence of that civilized life depends upon men with an
altogether different set of skills. That is true of Western
Civilization today, and it will also be true of the future
civilization we must build if the West continues on its downward
Today Western Liberals are working very hard to help the Third
World become "developed" - that is, civilized. They
want to prove that the Blacks and Browns of this world have just
as much capacity for civilization as Whites do. And if one visits
Kenya or Nigeria, one sees what does seem like a Black civilization:
Blacks driving automobiles, operating elevators, using computers
and calculators and telephones, and even flying airplanes.
But it is an illusion. It is the style of civilization rather
than its substance. And to the extent that even the style is
maintained, there is a White minority present to keep the wheels
turning. In those African countries which forced nearly all
Whites to leave, civilization has ground rapidly to a halt and
the jungle vines have begun taking over again.
When a diesel tractor or an electrical generator or a
telephone switching system breaks down in Africa, it stays broken
down until a White man fixes it - despite all the Black graduates
African universities have been turning out recently. And it is
not a cultural problem or an educational problem.
In this country half a century ago few farmers had ever seen a
university. Many had not even been to high school. Yet, when a
tractor broke down they got it running again, one way or another.
They pulled it into the barn, took it apart, puzzled out the
difficulty, figured a way to fix it - and then did it, often
using extremely primitive facilities.
It wasn't a matter of culture. It's what was called
"Yankee ingenuity." It's a racial trait.
Today civilization is more complex than it was 50 years ago. A
considerably higher degree of "Yankee ingenuity" is
required to keep it running. Very few of us who talk glibly about
space ships and lasers and computers realize that we owe the
existence of these things to an extraordinarily tiny minority of
our people. The technology as well as the science involved in
producing something like a pocket calculator is quite complex. A
lot of people can talk about it, but very, very few are capable
of actually solving the problems - or even being taught to solve
the problems - involved in designing and building such a device so
that it does what it is supposed to do.
Another thing that many of us do not realize is what a thin
thread it is which supports civilizations in general and our
present technological civilization in particular. We are holding
onto this thread only by the skin of our teeth, only by exerting
ourselves to the utmost of our creative abilities.
I am afraid that the average American of today would assume -
if he bothered to think about it - that if the average IQ of our
nation were to decline by, say, five per cent as a result of
racial interbreeding or a continuation of other dysgenic
practices, it would perhaps cause a corresponding decline of five per
cent in the level of our civilization.
Not so! A five per cent decline in average IQ would cause our
civilization to collapse. That is exactly what has happened to
many other civilizations in the past, far less technologically
advanced than ours. Our situation is much more precarious.
The level of civilization that a people can develop and
maintain is a function of the biological quality, the racial
quality, of that people - in particular, of its problem-solving
ability. That is why Blacks and certain other races never
developed even a rudimentary civilization and are incapable of
sustaining a civilization built for them by Whites - despite the
apparent "brightness" of many Blacks. And it is why the
race which built Western Civilization not only must regain
exclusive possession of its territories, but must also act quickly
to change those policies and institutions which are causing an
increasing percentage of those born to our own race to be
problem-makers rather than problem-solvers.
We must do this because it is the only way our race, nation
and civilization can be rescued from their decline. But our
civilization is not an end in itself. The tools of a
civilization, once it has reached a sufficiently high level - and
we have reached that level - allow us not only to weed out the problem-makers
from our midst, but to insure that we will produce even more
capable problem-solvers than we have produced in the past. That,
in turn, will allow the achievement and maintenance of a still-higher
level of civilization - which will even further enhance our
capabilities for progress in every realm.
We stand today at a threshold. If we cross it successfully, we
will be on the upward path toward a world of progress, peace,
prosperity, knowledge, and wisdom beyond imagining. To cross this
threshold requires a clear understanding of what it is that lies
at the roots of civilization; it requires the ability to distinguish between
style and substance; and it requires that we value substance
The mass media in this country have an agenda of their own.
That agenda is pro-homosexual, pro-multiculturalism, and
anti-American. If our heritage and values are to survive and be
passed on to the next generation - if there is even going to be a
next generation that can be called truly American - then a new
point of view is required. The major media do not allow this
point of view to be expressed without distortion or ridicule.
Only because thousands of patriotic men and women sacrifice and
give are we able to bring you this patriotic and education
program. But this program alone is not enough. You decent Americans
out there who know that something is wrong but don't fully
understand the forces behind our decline, you who want to do
something but don't yet know what can be done, desperately need
to educate yourselves. You need to unplug yourselves from
soul-destroying television, and spend all your spare time reading
books from the unique selection provided in our National Vanguard
Books catalog. We offer a fine selection of children's books free
from the pernicious pro-homosexual and multicultural propaganda
now pushed on children's television and in most newer children's
books. We offer books and tapes that have been censored and
suppressed by the controlled media. In short, we provide the
point of view that they don't want you to see, the point of view
that can enlighten our people so that they can save themselves
from imminent destruction.
I am often asked, What is the one best book that I can read or
that I can give to may family and friends that explains in
detail, but in language that any intelligent person can
understand, what has happened to our country? That book is
undoubtedly The Best of Attack and National Vanguard. It contains all
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Facts of Racial Science Blatantly Suppressed, Why
Conservatives Can't Win, Subversion in South Africa, The Nature
of Communism, Role of the Church, The Ideological Roots of
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Sex-ed Classes, Prepare Now to Bury Guns, General Patton's Warning,
Has the White Race Become to Liberal to Survive?, The Men of the
Alamo, Farmers Fighting to Survive, A Salvo Against Psychoquackery,
Equality: Man's Most Dangerous Myth, "Holocaust" Claims Exposed
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Oliver, and dozens and dozens more. This book is large,
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