Why Do Blacks Destroy Almost Everything They Inherit?

Is it really true that African blacks leave a trail of violence, poverty, and destruction wherever in the world they go? And if it is true, why?

no one will talk about the painful fact that most African and Caribbean nations have either failed or are about to collapse. __ Source

From South Africa to Zimbabwe to Jamaica to Detroit to much of London, African blacks are destroying their inheritances for the lack of ability to manage and maintain complex infrastructures. Why does this happen?

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelethini “History will judge black people harshly as they have failed to build on the successes of the Afrikaners,” he said, before continuing to explain that “black people loved to use matches to burn down infrastructure” built by the white government. Source

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelethini
“History will judge black people harshly as they have failed to build on the successes of the Afrikaners,” he said, before continuing to explain that “black people loved to use matches to burn down infrastructure” built by the white government.

King of the Zulus, Goodwill Zwelethini, despairs of how South African blacks have done nothing but destroy the once impressive infrastructure built by white South African immigrants and their descendants. But on the larger world stage, no one will talk about how there are almost no successful black-led countries in the entire world.

Black People Shame Themselves

it is no surprise that in the absence of any healthy black nation — in the midst of chaos, senseless wars, corrupted religiosity, violence, and economic collapse — African and Caribbean people leave home en masse. They beg on the streets of Greece, prostitute in the red-light zones of the Netherlands, and make up 40 percent of the migrants flocking to Europe. As they turn up in these countries, helpless, unwanted, starved, or maimed, they are treated like dogs. … Everywhere from Ukraine to India, nearly every day, black indignity, black helplessness, stares us in the face. And all we do, we who hold the platform can do, is scream “racism!” and court the sympathy of others. __ Chigozi Obioma in Foreign Policy

Why is it that Africans can never seem to rule themselves, or build a successful nation — or even a city? When blacks emigrate to the west they bring their dysfunction, poverty, underachievement, violence, and angry victimhood with them.

More than 2/3 s of the world’s poorest nations are located in sub Saharan Africa or are populated by people of African descent. Africa and African-populated nations are at the forefront of global corruption, violence, poverty, instability — and fertility.

Economic Success Correlates With National Average IQ More at VDare

Economic Success Correlates With National Average IQ
More at VDare

Blacks who get jobs thanks to Affirmative Action, almost never carry out their duties with the same level of competence as the whites who came before them. I see this day after day, repeating itself thousands of times over – and not just in South Africa today. This has been going on in lots of other African countries. And it is clear that the problem is not with white people – the problem is with the blacks themselves. But how many black people are willing to admit it?


Blacks of African descent have little or no basis for pride or sense of achievement. As long as they beg, harangue, and demand that others do everything for them, this will continue to be the case.

“As soon as we have problems, we ask someone else to take care of them for us,” Isaac continued. “We ask the Europeans. We ask the Americans. We ask the Chinese. We will run this train into the ground, and then we will tell the Chinese we need another one. This is not development.” I thought of the wreckage by the tracks. In China, there is no such thing as metallic waste. Armies of migrant workers scour the countryside with hammers and chisels, collecting and selling every scrap to the insatiable smelters that feed the country’s industries. Here, by contrast, was a land without industry. __ Atlantic

Power outages were not a problem before majority rule swept over South Africa like a dysfunctional flood. But now they are commonplace, like over most of the rest of the devastated dark continent.

White rule in South Africa ended in 1994. It was about ten years later that power outages began, which eventually reached crisis proportions. The principle reason for this is simply lack of maintenance on the generating equipment. Maintenance is future-oriented, and the Zulu entry in the dictionary for it is ondla, which means: “1. Nourish, rear; bring up; 2. Keep an eye on; watch (your crop).” In short, there is no such thing as maintenance in Zulu thought, and it would be hard to argue that this is wholly unrelated to the fact that when people throughout Africa say “nothing works,” it is only [a slight] exaggeration.
__ How Africans Differ from Westerners

The article linked above describes how Africans typically have no concept of obligation, or maintenance. Lacking the concepts, they are never expected to follow through with the necessary work required to keep machinery working, to show up to work on time, or to support a family. These same failures one sees in native Africans have somehow transplanted themselves into African immigrants in Europe, North America, and elsewhere. More

Average IQs in sub Saharan African blacks range between 60 and 80, depending on the methods of measurement. The most repeatable estimates centre on an average IQ of 70 to 75 for African blacks. Whether this low level of average intelligence is mostly due to inheritance or to environmental factors remains to be completely proven. This cannot be done for reasons of political correctness. But measurements of the African diaspora to western countries suggests that black African average IQs will remain at least 1 standard deviation below those of Europeans and East Asians, regardless of the quality of education, nutrition, and intellectual enrichment provided.

IQ Distributions

IQ Distributions

Average intelligence tells us much less than the distributions at the upper and lower ends of the curve. It is at the upper end of the IQ curve where one finds Nobel Prize winners and the great innovators and managers in their fields. As you can see from the curve above, one finds almost no black Africans at extreme upper levels of IQ, and very few diaspora blacks. It is at the lower end of the IQ curve where one finds those unable to cope with ordinary mental challenge and responsibility. African populations have high numbers of these, who tend to burden social systems and law enforcement agencies to the breaking point.

Without sufficient numbers of bright innovators, planners, managers, scientists, engineers, medical leaders, technologists, craftsmen, law enforcement detectives and forensic specialists, and mid-level professionals etc., black majority countries (and cities) don’t stand a chance to transcend the natural levels of crime, corruption, violence, underachievement, dysfunctional lifestyles, and low intelligence that plague populations of African descent wherever they may go to live.

At the same time, being overburdened by large numbers of dependent — but very fertile — adults reduces productivity and increases poverty to untenable levels.

In truth, Africans have little hope that things will change for the better, on their own. African hopes generally rest on outsiders, from the Chinese to the Indians to the Europeans and so on.

On the scales of violence, intelligence, corruption, rule of law, disease rates, life expectancy, poverty, and almost any other measure of nation against nation, black African states show themselves in a bad light.

Special Note:

Personality traits such as impulse control and conscientiousness may be better predictors of neglect and decline than any measures of ethnicity or nationality. If these traits vary statistically between members of various ethnicities and different nationalities, they may in fact be responsible for much of the statistical difference in achievement, violence, savings, and decline that is seen between various countries and various population groups within any given country.

As we get better at measuring different personality traits (and executive functions) reliably, it will be easier to stratify out particular subgroups from the larger groups, and perhaps trace evolutionary lineages of traits (extracting genotype from phenotype).

Doing the same thing for IQ — which can be measured far more reliably at this time — would be similarly helpful, if it were not so politically incorrect as to make such a project almost impossible at this time. Political correctness is the enemy of truth, and thus the enemy of the future.

More on South Africa:

South Africa is experiencing an electric power shortage, a water shortage, a jobs shortage, and a population boom — despite the exodus of large numbers of former citizens of European derivation. A population boom of people with average IQs of roughly 72 means that the ability of South Africans in the future to solve their critical technological infrastructure problems will be strained even further.

Without a high average-IQ population, a nation needs a large number of high-IQ “market dominant minorities” in order to run its critical technological infrastructure — food, power, transportation, health care, education, etc. South Africa’s corrupt ANC government has made a point of forcing the high-IQ populations out of the country — worsening the multiple infrastructure crises. The experiences of countries such as Zimbabwe and South Africa should be instructive to the nations of Europe which have opened their doors to large numbers of low IQ immigrants.

Affirmative Action and the South African Water Crisis

Affirmative Action and the failure of South African sewage treatment plants: There is no substitute for competence, even in a multicultural world that values political correctness and ideologically justified graft


Black Africa is not the only part of the world that is squandering its inheritance and destroying its conquests, of course.

Sadly, the once-proud Russian people are likewise losing hope:

“There are no hopes,” says Alexei Levinson, the lead researcher of the Levada Center. “If there are hopes, they are meaningless, not so different from despair. Social conscience is equally — and simultaneously — ready to feel both.”

The future is perceived as “murky, deformed, inspiring fear,” wrote Denis Volkov, also from the Levada Center, in the Vedomosti newspaper on Aug. 8. One might take that thought a step further: In today’s Russia, there is only one thing that unites — or, to put it more accurately — fragments the whole nation. It is the lack of any vision of the future, shared by everyone, with no exception. __ No Hope in Russia

Africa and Russia are both marred by corrupt dictatorial rule, crippling brain drain, and a failure to live up to grand hopes.

The above article was first posted here in 2016. It is re-posted in slightly modified form.

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11 Responses to Why Do Blacks Destroy Almost Everything They Inherit?

  1. JerryO says:

    Excellent piece….

  2. bob sykes says:

    Homo sapiens is a polyphyletic taxon, and, consequently, it is invalid. As Cavali-Sforza, Menozzi and Piazza showed in “The History and Geography of Human Genes,” there are at least 30, perhaps as many as 50, distinguishable human species, and at least 12 to 15 of them are in Africa.
    [Note: In their book, they actually deny the reality of races, a Galilean statement extracted by the publishers.]

    How these different species, with their different abilities, behaviors, metabolisms and physiologies can intermingle and interact peacefully and productively is yet to be determined.

    • alfin2101 says:

      It doesn’t matter whether you call it “race” or “extended breeding family” or “breeding population” or whatever. The concept for people who approach the subject scientifically is the same.

      The sociological prospects of peaceful and productive coexistence of groups — that hold “others” in high suspicion and distrust — have not been ironed out, and will not be as long as political correctness denies innate evolved differences between groups.

      • Robert Sykes says:

        We live in a multicultural, multiethnic, multispecies society, and we have to find a way to live together, one that includes mutual respect. The leftist insistence on identitarian politics is destroying our society. Histories example of societies like ours are not encouraging: Iraq under Hussein, Tsarist Russia, the British Raj…

        • Cecil Henry says:

          No. WE do not have to live together. That is what is being coerced and forced on the macro and micro level in the West.

          ITs called nations, and its called freedom of association. That is how to have mutual respect: mutual boundaries.

  3. Someone says:

    Yes, too bad we can’t have an honest conversation about race, IQ, and culture. Especially for the leftards and libertardians.

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  5. Kilel says:

    Most African states are less than 100 years old. Have you ever tried to view your argument from that perspective?

    • alfin2101 says:

      There is a type of mental sophistication without which a people cannot advance, regardless of the number of centuries their governments may claim.

      Germany and Japan were virtually destroyed in the 1940s, yet bounced back to the leading rank of nations within a few decades. India has only been in its present form for 70 years. Empires fragmented explosively after WWI and WWII, and after the collapse of European communism. Nations emerged. Young nations, roughly the same age as many African states. But which direction is the flood of migrants flowing?

      Sophisticated critical infrastructure cannot be supported by a mentally unsophisticated population. Not in 100 years, not in 1000 years.

      Strange to think that Haiti and the USA are roughly of the same age.

  6. leonard uzoma ugochukwu says:

    how did they create ancient empires in he past then?

    • alfin2101 says:

      Interesting question. The term “empire” can refer to a wide range of phenomena. In ancient Africa, what was considered an “empire” may have left very few traces behind. Nothing like the pyramids of Egypt or Yucatan. Nothing like the temples or amphitheatres of ancient Greece or Rome. Nothing like the ruins of Mesopotamia, ancient Anatolia, Machu Picchu, ancient Hindu or Buddhist temples of Asia, or the Great Wall of China. Just a few pebbles called Zimbabwe.

      Whatever was referred to as “ancient empire” in Africa, we can be certain it was built upon the backs of black slaves, captured in village raids.

      Africa was visited by Arabs, Indians, Chinese, and Europeans. There is no record of African explorers mounting their own expeditions to other continents. Almost no invention, writing, significant art, etc.

      Political correctness cannot explain, only obscure and prevent investigation into real phenomena.

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