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Virgle Kent wasn’t able to muster the brain power to criticize HBD so he outsourced to blogger T. aka Ricky Raw:
The first thing to understand if you want to figure out the rituals and mindsets involved in “race realism” is to understand shame and narcissism and how they work. The main motivating force behind narcissism is shame, which is a concept very different than guilt, although the two are often confused. Shame is an area of study in psychology that was neglected for quite a while and has only recently become a strong area of interest. In the past few decades there has been a lot of research on shame, and how it differs from guilt.
Race realism, or HBD, is a movement where a bunch of toxically shame-based white men created a cult of collective narcissism, a support group where members help other members deal with the low self-esteem created by their extreme shame issues. They support each other in their efforts to overcompensate against the shame. The main proof that they are shame-based comes from how much they fanatically believe in genetic determinism, the idea that one is either born great or born defective, and that hard work can do nothing to change that. They are constantly trying to argue that greatness comes from racial background, gender, country of origin, genetic makeup, and other things that one is born with and can’t change with actions.
Ricky accuses me of arguing in bad faith in comments over there. I’ve made no secret about how I came to race realism. I found the data on input differences and outcome differences to be compelling. I came to such data through Game circles i.e. Roissy and Roosh – two bloggers who are concerned with overthrowing anti-truths in the gender/sex realm. Being somewhat libertarian and reactionary, I, by default, assume that popular truths are rooted in half truths or outright lies. I find all of this very interesting, and it seems that racial differences are the most tightly guarded lies of all. And the complicity of members of the media, academia, and politicians is so far out of whack with my personal experiences (being a waiter is a big part of this – not the shame of being a waiter, but witnessing patterns of behavior among different race groups) that it is a never-ending source of awe for me. I don’t know how much in common I have with your typical HBDer or whichever type of person Ricky Raw is addressing here.