“I love myself. So I must be good”

The Irish Savant

If you read the links on previous posts you’ll find  ‘a lack of self-esteem’ adduced as one of the main explanations for low Black SAT scores. This is ridiculous on any number of counts, most obviously by avoiding the IQ elephant in the room. But where do they get the idea that Blacks have low self-esteem? In fact the contrary is the case, especially for the younger cohort for whom a preening swaggering bravado, totally unrelated to actual capabilities, is standard behaviour. And that’s not just my impression.

Bernadette Gray-Little, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, performed a complex review of every piece of research available on black self-esteem.’There have been inconsistencies in the results of the studies on this topic over time,’ says Gray-Little. ‘I wanted to see if I could find any basis for a firm conclusion. And if inconsistencies occurred, I wanted to know when and why.’ …

She found that before the age of 10, whites slightly surpass blacks in self-esteem. Everyone’s self-esteem dips in the later years of school. After that, blacks narrowly but consistently surpass whites, up to the age of 21, the upper limit of the study.

The self-esteem gap seems to depend on wealth. Low-income blacks show higher self-esteem than low-income whites. But the gap disap pears at higher income levels. The study also shows that black self-esteem has not risen over time. The theory of many psychologists was that as blacks gained in civil liberties, their self-esteem would rise. But the study shows it has never been low.

The report will confound black activists who have seen raising black self-esteem as the key to overcoming social disadvantage. At the all-black Paul Robeson Academy in Detroit, students start the day by standing up and proclaiming: ‘I feel like somebody. I act like somebody. Nobody can make me feel like a nobody!’

In Britain, many companies now have mentoring schemes to help people from ethnic minorities. The Millennium Commission is funding a three-year programme to expand such schemes.

 It’s also claimed — insanely — that this low self-esteem derives from ‘the negative portrayal of blacks in the media’. Would that be the same media that uses every available ploy to cover up Black crime and misbehaviour, that shoehorns admirable and totally unrepresentative Blacks into every film and advertisement? You know, those brilliant doctors, judges, scientists and educators, sensitive and caring, driven by family values, an unrelenting thirst for justice and a better society.
And what happens when their unfounded self-esteem collides with life’s realities? When low intelligence, poor self-discipline and lack of application result in a life of failure? Well self-evidently it can’t be their fault. So what else can it be other than racism or the legacy of slavery?
Why have self-esteem and self-love come to be definitively Good Things? Could the concept be another weapon deployed by our hostile elites? I ask because it flies directly in the face of the fundamental Christian message which teaches that happiness derives from loving others and being a good person. And what happens when a young sociopath develops self-esteem and is taught to love himself?  He’ll conclude that his disregard for others, his anti-social behaviour and criminal instincts are just fine. That’s the way he is and he loves himself.  So why try to change?
Maybe it’s a part of The Plan or maybe it’s not. Either way the self-esteem program fits beautifully into the nation-wrecking agenda.
Reposted from The Irish Savant, with permission.
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18 Comments to "“I love myself. So I must be good”"

  1. Sandman's Gravatar Sandman
    March 16, 2017 - 9:43 am | Permalink

    In a White majority society or just Whites in general, achievement is the main focus not individual self esteem. The goal here is to deliberately weaponized blacks into militancy and not merely give them a helping hand in a racially hostile world. Because if they believe that the country was completely built on their backs as is so often claimed, they’ll also believe they have a right to reclaim it “by any means necessary.”

    • Thorgrun's Gravatar Thorgrun
      March 16, 2017 - 12:11 pm | Permalink

      “Because if they believe that the country was completely built on their backs as is so often claimed”, this is a weaponized view of history that the cultural Marxists have placed into the minds of young people. Anyone that comes from the rural farming areas know that the Settlers from Europe are the vast majority that built this Country and are the ones that bled in the War Between the States. King Cotton, and those that dealt in that triad trade of slavery sugar and cotton should be the focus of Black grievance.

  2. Pat Kittle's Gravatar Pat Kittle
    March 16, 2017 - 12:53 pm | Permalink

    2 major components of Black self-esteem:
    1) Physical intimidation.
    2) Relentless (((media))) glorification.

    Whites would do well to candidly acknowledge both.

    • Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
      March 17, 2017 - 4:49 am | Permalink

      A low IQ combined with a high level of testosterone is also a factor. Stupid people cannot estimate their own limitations. It is the same with Muslims who think that they possess a “superior” religion that must be spread all over the world.

  3. RoyAlbrecht's Gravatar RoyAlbrecht
    March 16, 2017 - 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Self esteem is a(n) (ir?)rationalized phenomenon. It is very different from self-knowledge…, which is based on experience derived from months…, or more likely…, years of hard work.
    Remember, the Jewish cash cow partially depends upon breeding retards, providing an environment retards can thrive in that is actually paid for by the very healthy, hard working, tax paying, middle class Whites they are trying to exterminate.

    Fundamentally, the Liberal Left is actually petrified at having to compete and work for a living after more or less, in many cases, being the second or third generation born into welfare dependency.

    The Aryan Right would get a lot of support if they could reassure these “…never challenged…”, SJAddicts that they would be “eased off” their miserable, inactive and largely dependent existences in a fair and gradual way.

    The thought of going “cold-Turkey” is enough to inspire violence much like a meth addict in need of their drug.

    Even the most incompetent person is capable of doing some useful work.

    In a society where the Jews have been locked up and (((their))) usurped profits reinvested into the planet at large,
    there would arise more opportunities to create valuable work that would give these Social welfare addicts (regardless from which side you view them from: either “care givers” or “care recipients”) a chance to actually regain some of their Spiritual Energy and put them on the path to Spiritual Enlightenment or self knowledge and do away with the need of self-esteem self-deceptions.

    Obviously the Jews do not want this.

    • March 17, 2017 - 4:28 am | Permalink

      What I’ve always noted is the ability of the supposedly non-materialistic, socially-progressive SJWs to land lucrative sinecures in universities, think tanks, ‘charities’ etc. – in fact anywhere other than where they’d have to do productive work.

  4. m's Gravatar m
    March 17, 2017 - 2:50 am | Permalink

    Bernadette Gray-Little, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, performed a complex review of every piece of research available on black self-esteem.

    A complex review? What does that mean? And “every piece” of research? Every?

    The self-esteem gap seems to depend on wealth. Low-income blacks show higher self-esteem than low-income whites. But the gap disappears at higher income levels.

    This is likely true, because, deep down, higher income blacks know that they are high income due to being affirmative action hires, and they know that they can’t compete with white and yellow folk in the cognitive department. They understand how they are given special treatment.

    In Britain, many companies now have mentoring schemes to help people from ethnic minorities. The Millennium Commission is funding a three-year programme to expand such schemes.

    The fact that this program exists underscores my previous point. Anyone who has to attend a “mentoring” session knows that they are inferior. So the program will simply reinforce their “low self esteem” which means that it will quickly turn in to resentment. And we know what the white folks will think when the blacks come back from their special class, and get another special promotion at white expense, etc. etc.

  5. Luke's Gravatar Luke
    March 17, 2017 - 4:02 am | Permalink

    “And what happens when their unfounded self-esteem collides with life’s realities? When low intelligence, poor self-discipline and lack of application result in a life of failure?”

    This collision with life’s realities ( of racial differences ) is, in my opinion, the #1 root cause of the radioactive levels of raw hatred that the vast and overwhelming majority of blacks feel towards Whites. Deep in their subconscious minds, I suspect that most blacks have a faint grasp of the truth and realize that their IQ disadvantages are real and impossible to overcome – but, they work extremely hard to suppress this and avoid admitting it to themselves or to anyone around them. This subconscious awareness of the truth and their daily struggle to tamp it down results in fueling their anger and hatred of Whites – because they see us as a competitor who they cannot hope to outmatch, unless it is in some kind of one-on-one physical confrontation.

    I also suspect that the preponderance of news stories we read where some black guy will brutally murder and often even torture and dismember, and sometimes even cannibalize their coal burning, mud sharking White girlfriends – is related to this same subconscious realization that they are not truly equal to the White man just because they poached one of his females.

    Much like a spoiled child will often throw a temper tantrum and seem to be begging for a parent to show them some attention, even if that attention results in a spanking – I have a theory that black males who poach a White female and then try to flaunt this theft in the faces of White men in hopes of drawing the White man into a physical fight wind up being angered even further when the White men just ignore them and refuse to let themselves be baited. The black guy gets sent a message here – and its the White guy saying to him “you can have that worthless race traitorous mudshark. She’s not worth my
    effort or sweat to fight you over her.”

    This reaction (or lack of reaction) causes the black guy to feel like he has been disrespected; his ‘successful acquisition’ of a White female has not earned him any ‘respect’ that he feels he deserves – and all too often, his lack of impulse control and seething anger will explode and the mud shark will become the recipient of his anger.

    BTW: I used to get pretty steamed whenever I saw a White female coal burner in public. Not any longer. I still notice it and do not approve of it, but when I cast my eyes on one of these mud sharks – I sense that I am looking at a future corpse who just hasn’t reached her expiration date yet.

  6. Lorenz Kraus's Gravatar Lorenz Kraus
    March 17, 2017 - 5:36 am | Permalink
  7. Santoculto's Gravatar Santoculto
    March 17, 2017 - 10:25 am | Permalink

    Blacks are on avg the “savages” of brave new world. Whites and east Asians are on avg the “artificially created urban classes”.

    It’s complicated to conclude unilaterally that blacks on disproportional avg have a life of failure. Even the thug ones don’t internalize it as failures. Indeed many blacks are very suspicious if not aware about the many real injustices of society that many right wingers love to despise, the long history of true oppression and social madness against…. White people, by other white people, for example.

    The idea of success is very subjective. If become rich were the only one idea of be successful so most people would fight one each other to become rich and comparatively richer but most people are not exactly self disappointed about what they already reach in their lives.

    Higher self esteem also tend to correlates with higher levels of generalized stubbornness, impulsive/instinctive behaviors as well narcissism. People who rarely self reflect their own actions, self-analyze. A kind of introspective extrospection. Instinct mean simultaneous think/act or intro and extrospection a direct and quasi unstoppable channel from the thinking to the action.

  8. Sheila's Gravatar Sheila
    March 17, 2017 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    “Maybe it’s a part of The Plan or maybe it’s not. Either way the self-esteem program fits beautifully into the nation-wrecking agenda.”

    So very true. So very simply the truth.
    It is most certainly part of a plan and a combination of several plans. I spent years being indoctrinated by the radical left at college (A university considered on the outside as traditional and yet on the inside many of the profs never really being aware of how and by whose hands the doctrines of the schools of education and other departments were being formed and planned by those in high levels of government ie The Department of Education on the Federal level…many of the profs have merely been useful pawns.) and then many years enduring the nonsense knows as *teaching in an urban environment*. All higher education private or public (Except for a few very private colleges.) has been in the hands of radical leftists ie progressives passing on the goals of the Critical Theorists for decades.
    Who in the teaching profession is not familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? In this system reaching the highest level of *being* ie the level of “Self-Actualization”, as Maslow devised it, should actually be known as reaching the level of “Pathological Altruism”. That is, by putting the needs of others before the needs of oneself can only result in *our* complete annihilation as a culture, a people, a race. By this ideology, we must welcome all into our country regardless of hostilities and plans of terrorism against us. It is the American Way! NO, it is the European Marxist plan for our continent.
    EXCEPT, (and this is even more interesting but not new to many who write for this site, especially Dr. MacDonald and for many who read here as well) this most utilised of theories of development of personality and human motivation concepts in the teaching profession does not take into consideration the elements of radical left Black Panther-Black Muslim-Black Power dogma (or perhaps it does?) which is mother’s milk to most blacks in America and this makes the pathology a more brutal one; that of the love of blood-lust and revenge.
    One might say this kind of teaching and learning applied to American Blacks who begin their lives being told constantly that because they are Black&Beautiful they are special in all ways…*and to never permit a white to talk down to you!* which automatically strikes at the concept of discipline and order in the first grade and onward, insures destructive behavior and early and deep hostilities toward society in general and white people in particular. We see this all too often as it plays out in marches and so-called “Right to Peaceful Protest” designed to be anything but peaceful.
    For the most part, the American Black enters the world already DRUNK with SELF-PRIDE.

  9. Fenria's Gravatar Fenria
    March 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, the “low self esteem” of blacks. Right. Blacks are the most self impressed group of people I’ve ever come across. The self love that many blacks feel would make Narcissus blush. The best part is that they don’t even know how silly they look patting themselves on the back relentlessly and grandstanding. They’re like caricatures of themselves.

  10. pterodactyl's Gravatar pterodactyl
    March 18, 2017 - 4:58 am | Permalink

    “You know, those brilliant doctors, judges, scientists and educators, sensitive and caring…”

    I saw the current Disney film ‘Beauty and the Beast’ now being shown at the cinema. Set in medieval France, they had about 10% blacks in their country village setting and castle setting. When the crowd got whipped up by the villain, I may be imagining it but I am pretty sure the black man in the group was the only one disapproving of this mob rule.

    Let us suppose a black-owned film company in Nigeria makes a film about Africa in medieval times. Would 10% of the actors be white? Would this 10% never be given any lines that show them in a bad light? And would none of the reviewers of the film even notice that they had white characters?

    (PS they also had two men dancing together briefly in the final ballroom scene).

  11. Norman's Gravatar Norman
    March 19, 2017 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    The Dunning–Kruger effect, in a nutshell, holds that low-ability people tend to overestimate their own ability. Incompetence does not see itself as incompetent. Yet competent people tend to under-estimate their own competence. It’s very interesting, especially for those who train and manage people of varying ability. It seems a ridiculous leap to connect self-esteem with test performance or IQ, but such is the malodorous fruit of ideology. The Dunning–Kruger effect is defined as a cognitive bias, unconnected to self-esteem, to IQ, or to “education” as a highly developed form of signaling.

  12. pterodactyl's Gravatar pterodactyl
    March 20, 2017 - 2:54 am | Permalink

    Re blacks in films and another current film based on ‘King Kong’ called ‘Skull Island’.
    A white soldier misunderstands the fable about the mouse and the lion, where the lion does not eat the mouse, and later the mouse helps the lion in return. The white soldier completely misunderstands the moral of the story. The black soldier says ‘who told you that (interpretation)?’ the white one replies ‘my mother’. The black soldier mutters to himself ‘that explains a lot’ or words to that effect, and this goes over the head of the white soldier who does not even pick up that he is being mocked.

    Thus the black man is intellectually superior and calling the white soldier stupid and saying he gets it from his mother.

    We can all imagine the outcry if the lines were reversed and a white man understood something a black man did not. That would count as ‘dissing’ them. This would simply never be allowed in a film.

    To take this further – the WHITES who like to be outraged on behalf of blacks, and who side with blacks are, say, 15% of the whites, plus more who have been conditioned by school and TV to be ‘outraged’ but who are only being outraged to go along with the herd and it is not deep-seated anger as in the 15%.

    Now compare this 15% with the percentage of blacks in a black run country who would be outraged if the roles were reversed and blacks dissed a white? What percentage of blacks would be outraged if a black dissed a white? Anything close to the 15% for outraged whites? – more like .00001% if any – actually probably zero.

    This shows that the trait of being hostile to one’s own race is a trait only of the white race, and stems from a perversion of ‘friendliness to strangers’ (a trait Kevin MacDonald refers to in describing the spread of mankind around the globe in past times). Kevin MacDonald refers to this tendency of whites to be welcoming/reaching out/non-racist/non ethno-centric, (his own aunts were missionaries in India) and this tendency is currently leading to white downfall and will eventually lead to whites being pushed into a corner and provoked by other racist groups who are very ethno-centric, even when it is clearly against their own interest to bite the hand that feeds them/kill the golden goose that gives them everything they could ever need. Then when pushed into a corner and provoked perhaps white ethno-centrism will awaken. Will they then tolerate the 15% who hate their own at that point?

    This provocation and pushing into a corner is currently happening to whites in S.Africa but no significant number of whites in the west are getting angry on their behalf. When a white person from S.Africa is refused a visa to stay in Britain, and has to return to S.Africa, even if they have no family there and their family is in Britain, very few whites get angry on this person’s behalf. Not enough get angry to stop the British immigration authorities continuing to be anti-white. And the Dutch government does not even allow whites of Dutch descent to return to Holland. A muslim from Somalia has as much right to go to Holland as a white family of Dutch descent. This shows the whites are not being ethno-centric, even now that we have reached the stage where the provocation has begun in earnest.

    There is only one white race group, which has genes of the arab type, that is ethno centric, and this white group has decided not to ally itself and support the other whites. Not that it allies itself with any other race, it simply does not take sides and seems hostile to all other races, even the non ethno-centric whites, which remain friendly towards it, and self-chastise continuously for allowing the holocaust. As this hostility is clearly against its own interests in the long run, we must not seek explanations for the hostility that are based on logic and reasoning – or self-interest – but rather ones that are based on the wiring they have inherited.

  13. Jonathan Appleseed's Gravatar Jonathan Appleseed
    March 21, 2017 - 7:51 pm | Permalink

    The study I’ve seen on race and self-esteem seems to suggest self esteem is INVERSELY related to succes, with Asians having the lowest self esteem and blacks the highest. I have a black roommate ( who I like very much) and he has the highest self esteem of anyone I have ever known, excepting one extremely wealthy white fellow I know. Both seem to respond the same to any perceived social slight, which is a sense of outrage, so certain of their superiority, they are unable to accept even the slightest criticism.
    It also makes them less able to recognize the consequences of their negative behavior, almost like someone in a manic state, where no matter what they do, they feel good about themselves, they don’t have the necessary feedback loop to encourage functional, pro-social behavior.
    In fact, living with someone who has such high self esteem and observing the negative consequences this creates for him has really shown me the value of humility, something American culture has completely neglected, instead embracing and encouraging something which borders on narcissism as the key to success.

    • Gjjd's Gravatar Gjjd
      March 22, 2017 - 9:58 pm | Permalink

      It is not the case that Asians have the lowest self esteem. They are midway between whites and Blacks. About 30% of white teens have a positive self-image, 50% of Asians, and 70% of blacks, according to a study referenced in one of Jared Taylor’s books. I can confirm in real life that no race has the kinds of personal problems, psychological problems, self-harm, suicide, etc. as whites in America. Asians are definitely more confident than whites.

      The trope you reference is from a study of student’s estimation of their abilities in math. I think that blacks think of themselves as excellent students, while whites and Asians think of themselves as pretty good students. In reality, Asians underestimate their skill, while blacks overestimate it. This is an example of the Dunning-Kruger effect, which states that incompetent people will overestimate their skills, while competent people will accurately judge their skills. This is because people tend to judge themselves by their cohort. The Asians in the study simply compare themselves to other Asians, particularly ones from Asia, with regards to whom they believe themselves to be average. The blacks compare themselves to other blacks, seeing many who are REALLY dumb, and often think of themselves as smart.

  14. Vox's Gravatar Vox
    March 23, 2017 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    You will always see the Jew as the central figure in every Nation Wrecking scheme. They generally are behind the bushes but they’re always there.

    BTW – Ask the self-hating White or even the common Kwan White what race the Jew is and they will always answer “White” not knowing that a White is White and derives from Northern Europe and a Jew is a Caucasian derived from Eastern Europe and the Caucuses . Khazarian tribe and they have been at the center of every thieving murderous scheme since time has been recorded. Jews are NOT White but will always hide amongst the Whites to conceal themself and their agenda. They will take safety when confronted by denouncing themself as being White and self-identifying as Jew.

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