The Zeroth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Recognize Patterns

What is the point of a nervous system? Well, you could call it a mechanism for recognizing patterns and responding to them. Sensory information enters a nervous system, is processed, and generates a response. A blind nematode wriggling in the slime at the bottom of a lake has a nervous system and can recognize patterns. So has and can a kestrel hovering at 60 feet and scanning the ground with ultra-violet vision. Or a bat flitting through the night sky, shrieking at the top of its voice, and listening for faint ultrasonic echoes.

Undisputed champion

Bats and kestrels operate at a much higher level than nematodes in more senses than one. But the undisputed champion of pattern recognition on Planet Earth is the species known as Homo sapiens. For example, you are performing an astonishingly subtle and sophisticated form of pattern recognition at this very moment. In other words, you’re reading. If language was the most important evolutionary advance in the history of life, then writing was the invention that supercharged language. Millennia later, printing was the invention that supercharged writing. Modern science could never have developed without the printed word.

But the printed word contributed to science both directly and indirectly. It allowed scientific ideas and data to circulate ever faster and ever more widely. But it also, and inadvertently, expanded the scientific armoury. Short-sightedness is unknown among hunter-gatherers but very common in literate societies. That’s why glasses were invented. Books begat glasses and glasses begat two very important scientific tools: the telescope and the microscope. These were ways for scientists to extend and refine their senses, allowing them to — guess what? — recognize more patterns. The history of science has involved human beings inventing ever-more powerful ways of recognizing and analysing ever-more subtle patterns. When the English genius Isaac Newton (1642–1726) improved the reflecting telescope and experimented with a prism, he was taking the first step towards radio astronomy. When the Dutch biologist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) looked at stagnant water with his early microscopes, he was taking the first step towards cytology and DNA analysis.

Stephen Jay Gould: Masquerading as a Scientist

The same under the skull

The biologist Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was Jewish, not English or Dutch. He wasn’t a genius either, but he was part of a truly extraordinary scientific development — something that Newton and van Leeuwenhoek could never have imagined possible. Those two goyim wanted to advance science by refining human senses and allowing us to recognize yet more patterns. Gould and his Jewish confrères, in complete contrast, wanted science to reject sense-data and restrict its understanding of the world. They added a new commandment to the Mosaic Decalogue. It’s the Zeroth Commandment, supreme over all the rest (see Steve Sailer’s “Zeroth Amendment”), and it states: “Thou Shalt Not Recognize Patterns.” However, the Zeroth Commandment doesn’t forbid the recognition of all patterns, just those that constitute “Hate-Think.” For example, the Zeroth Commandment says that biologists must not recognize the very obvious patterns of racial and sexual difference. Swedes and Somalis, Magyars and Māoris, Tibetans and Tongans — they might look and act very different, but they’re all the same under the skull. To suggest otherwise is evil, disgusting and racist. In short, it’s hate-think and it breaks the Zeroth Commandment.

A giant toppled by pygmies

And denying the psychic equality of men and women is evil, disgusting and sexist. It’s hate-think and it breaks the Zeroth Commandment. Some bad people think that women can’t match men at the highest levels of intellectual achievement. The same people generally think that Blacks can’t match Whites there either. Why do they think this? Because they’ve seen obvious biological patterns and drawn obvious evolutionary inferences. They’ve refused to deny the evidence of their senses and refused to abandon the practice of logic and reason.

In other words, they’ve embraced heresy and broken the Zeroth Commandment. And punishment will follow. The great American biologist James Watson won a Nobel Prize for co-discovering the structure of DNA. He was a giant of science in 2007, but that was no protection when he broke the Zeroth Commandment by recognizing obvious patterns and saying that Blacks were not the intellectual equals of Whites. He was swiftly punished for his heresy. Seven years later, the British biologist Adam Rutherford said in the Guardian that Watson was “an 86-year-old hero ostracised for his views” and “shooed from public life by the people who walk in his scientific shadow.”

Hunt down the heretics

But Rutherford didn’t describe Watson’s punishment to condemn it. No, he thought it was a Good Thing. Watson was a racist, was guilty of “hideous errors,” and deserved everything he got. Rutherford also talked about Francis Galton (1822-1911) in the Guardian. He was the Victorian polymath and statistician who demonstrated more scientific insight and creativity than a hundred Rutherfords could match in a hundred lifetimes. But so what? Galton was “another racist,” Rutherford said. He went on: “The nicest irony is that genetics — the field [Galton] founded and Watson transformed — is precisely the subject that has singularly demonstrated that race as a scientific concept holds no water.” Rutherford was talking nonsense, of course. Twenty-first-century genetics is confirming the biological patterns that Galton recognized in the nineteenth century. Charles Darwin (1809-82) recognized them too. And explained them. Racial differences exist because natural selection worked in different ways in different environments.

But Darwin came up with another very powerful way to explain racial differences: sexual selection. Why do so many species, from peacocks to narwhals to stag-beetles, have such a marked sexual dimorphism? In part because males compete for the attention of females. Males display and fight, females choose the champions. But it’s obvious that female choice will shape male brains, not just male bodies. A peacock is splendid, a peahen is drab. But a peacock is psychologically different from a peahen too. It’s more aggressive and adventurous, because it plays for higher reproductive stakes. A successful peacock will mate with multiple females. In some environments, a successful male from the species Homo sapiens will do the same. Human beings evolved in Africa, where the good climate and fertile soil allow women to raise children without the help of men. In Europe and Asia, where human beings evolved further, the climate and soil aren’t suitable for fatherless child-rearing.

Evolutionary explanations for Black crime

In other words, there are different evolutionary pressures on men and their psychology in these different regions. In Africa, men benefited from aggression, impulsivity and charisma. Those things allowed them to compete with other men and attract women, whom they could impregnate and later neglect or abandon in order to pursue more women. In Europe and Asia, men benefited from foresight, intelligence and familial commitment. Fatherless children did not tend to survive northern winters. Evolutionary logic says, then, that male psychology will have evolved different forms in these different environments. Black men will not think or behave like White men or Asian men.

Of course, this isn’t a purely scientific question. If Blacks are indeed more aggressive and impulsive than Whites, with less average foresight and intelligence, this has huge implications for White societies that contain large numbers of Blacks. One would expect higher levels of crime and educational failure among Blacks, for example. And that is precisely what we see. Even the Zeroth Commandment can’t stop recognition of the vast and depressing patterns of Black criminality and failure. But the Zeroth Commandment is actually more sophisticated than I’ve yet described. Yes, the Commandment prohibits some kinds of pattern-recognition. But it mandates other kinds of pattern-recognition. It prohibits the recognition of patterns that are actually there in reality, like the existence of race and the inequality of the sexes. But at the same time it mandates the recognition of patterns that aren’t actually there in reality.

For example, the Zeroth Commandment orders us to recognize the huge and horrible patterns of “white racism” and “male sexism,” which prevent non-Whites and women from realizing their vast potential. While politicians, academics and media-folk throughout the West resolutely deny the existence of innate racial and sexual differences, they just as resolutely insist that non-Whites and women are the victims of deep-rooted systems of oppression and prejudice. Whites and men have created these systems to maintain their unearned privilege by crushing and crippling victim-groups, in defiance of that supreme scientific and sociological truth: “We Are All the Same Under the Skull.” According to the Zeroth Commandment, Blacks do not fail in White societies because they have a different evolutionary history and different genetics. No, they fail because Whites are racist! So says the Zeroth Commandment and woe betide any public figure who denies it.

Blacks and acid-attacks

But Black failure is still embarrassing to the high priests of the Equality Cult. They prefer to conceal Black failure, especially when it takes the form of crime. For example, three men were jailed in September 2018 for an unusually horrible and callous series of robberies in London. But the Guardian did not even report the story. It was obeying the Zeroth Commandment, unlike the less politically correct London Evening Standard:

Spot the pattern: a “British” acid-attack trio

Acid attackers jailed over ‘shocking’ spree of brutal robberies … across London

Three robbers who maimed Gumtree [a selling website] users with acid and alkaline in a spree of attacks across London have been jailed. Antoine Mensah, 21, Miracle Osondu, 19, and Mohammed Ali, 17, robbed mini-cab drivers at knifepoint and also targeted sellers and buyers on the classifieds website.

They carried out 19 robberies in north and east London between April and May [2018]. Mensah was jailed for 13 years, Osondu for 11 years and Ali for eight years at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said. One of their victims was left with horrific burns on his face […] He said in a statement: “The initial injuries were that my skin was burnt all over, even in my mouth and on my tongue. Even after I gave them what was in my pockets, they kept pouring acid over me, just because they could. When I looked in the mirror and saw my injuries for the first time, I felt like I had become a zombie in just two hours.” He was blinded in one eye and added that “anything that relied on my eyesight has been robbed from me.”

The muggers started their spree by robbing a taxi driver in Enfield with a knife and threatening to stab him on April 26. In another incident on May 11, they arranged to meet a 40-year-old man in Barnet, pretending they were going to buy a phone he had advertised on Gumtree. They sprayed ammonia in the victim’s face and stole the phone, leaving him with serious eye injuries, impaired vision and psychologically traumatised.

The trio carried out a similar attack the next day, dousing a 49-year-old man with acid after luring him to a street in Barking, saying they were going to sell him a phone. They sprayed acid in his face, stole cash and his wallet before returning and spraying him again. The victim sustained life-changing injuries, including losing most of his sight in one eye which meant he had to leave his job.

They were arrested together in a taxi on their way to commit another robbery and had a bottle of acid, 22cm blade, £2,000 cash and balaclavas with them. Detective Constable James Rush described them as “dangerous individuals” and said their crimes were “truly shocking.” [He added:] “These males appeared to feel no guilt over their actions, using strong acids, alkalis, and knives, to rob and maim their victims without a second thought for the impact the injuries they inflicted would have.” (Acid attackers jailed over ‘shocking’ spree of brutal robberies on Gumtree customers across London, The Evening Standard, 11th September 2018)

Note this line: “These males appeared to feel no guilt over their actions.” Were appearances deceptive? I doubt it. The acid-attack trio are probably examples of another pattern we’re forbidden by the Zeroth Commandment to recognize, namely, the higher average levels of psychopathy among Blacks. Certainly the acid-attack trio above displayed extreme levels of psychopathic traits like callousness, impulsivity and aggression.

The destruction of trust

But their crimes didn’t just inflict horrific physical and psychological injuries on innocent people in London. They also harmed an essential part of White society: trust. Users of websites like Gumtree will now be aware that an apparently innocent offer to buy or sell could result in a faceful of flesh-destroying acid or alkali. Non-White crime imposes both direct and indirect costs on White societies, but the Zeroth Commandment makes it impossible to discuss these costs honestly, let alone propose and implement effective ways to prevent them.

Unfortunately, the most effective method of preventing non-White crime is now impossible in Britain. What is that method? It’s simple: don’t let non-Whites into your society. No vibrancy, no vice. Ordinary Whites wanted that and strongly opposed the entry of non-Whites into Britain after the Second World War. But our traitorous elite imposed mass immigration regardless, just as allied elites have done across the West. This means that Britain needs to implement the next-most effective method of preventing non-White crime. What is it? Again, it’s simple. Non-Whites have to leave White nations. Separation is the solution. For example, if the Blacks Timchang Nandap and Phillip Simelane had been in Nigeria and Swaziland rather than in Britain, they would not have murdered the White scientist Jeroen Ensink and the White schoolgirl Christina Edkins.

A “life sentence” that wasn’t

But where should the Black rapist and murderer Leroy Campbell have been rather than Britain? I don’t know, but he’s nearly 60 and it’s quite possible that he’s a member of the sanctified “Windrush Generation,” that is, he’s one of the Blacks who came to Britain from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971. The Guardian has complained long, loud and often about the “malign neglect, active mistreatment [and] flagrant discrimination” inflicted on the Windrush Generation by the current Tory government. One of the Guardian’s Black journalists, the relentlessly self-righteous Hugh Muir, has called the “Windrush scandal” a “disturbing soap opera.” But you can be sure that Muir has never written a word about the much more disturbing behaviour of his fellow Black Leroy Campbell. Muir has not marvelled at Campbell’s criminal work-ethic nor condemned the British authorities for giving him repeated opportunities to exercise it. And note that Campbell seized his latest opportunity for violent crime after being released from a “life sentence”:

Leroy Campbell: “a great danger to womenfolk”

A convicted rapist who brutally raped and murdered a nurse after climbing into her bedroom at her home has been handed a whole life sentence. Leroy Campbell also tried to strangle to death Lisa Skidmore’s 80-year-old mother, who had come to visit her, then cover up what he had done by setting fire to the property.

Campbell, after being released from a 16-year sentence, went to live in a hostel in Forest Road, Moseley. He had confided to a social worker that he had an urge to re-offend but later claimed to have responded well to support.

Campbell made a number of trips to the Bilston area and three days before he carried out the murder was captured on CCTV putting a ladder up against the victim’s first floor window and looking in. On the morning of November 24 [2016] he used the ladder to get into Miss Skidmore’s bedroom. Michael Burrows QC, prosecuting, said: “He was in Lisa Skidmore’s house for about two hours before being disturbed by Lisa’s mother. During that time he raped and murdered her.”

Mr Burrows told the court that when Margaret Skidmore — Lisa’s mother — let herself in to her daughter’s home she was confronted by Campbell. He punched her in the face, got her in a neck-hold before forcing her into a chair and trying to strangle her with a vacuum cord before she passed out. Campbell then started a fire in Miss Skidmore’s bedroom as well as putting a match to a lighted gas hob in a bid to cover his tracks. …

Birmingham Crown Court heard that Campbell had previously raped a woman after breaking into the home she shared with her five-year-old son. He also had convictions for choking a woman with intent to rape, and aggravated burglary and indecent assault when another woman was targeted, and had previously been handed a life sentence for public protection.

In passing sentence Judge Mark Wall QC, who described the offences as “grotesque”, said: “You made repeated trips to Bilston. “I am sure what you were doing, at least in part, was searching for another victim. Your victim was completely unknown to you. Miss Skidmore had to suffer the pain and terror of being raped by someone in her own home before she died. This was a sustained incident lasting over two hours. There was a significant degree of planning that went into the commission of these grotesque offences. Your actions on that day have had a most dramatic effect on a number of people. Lisa Skidmore was a nurse who well liked and respected by those who knew her and who were treated by her.”

He said it was an exceptional case and that he was passing a life sentence from which [Campbell] would never be released. Campbell, 56, who appeared via a video link, pleaded guilty to murder, rape, attempted murder and arson with intent. Rachel Brand QC, defending, said Campbell suffered from mental illness and had been “struggling with what he feels is a compulsion to commit offences of this kind.”

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from Force CID, said: “The tragic death of Lisa has not only devastated the whole family but also her friends and work colleagues. …” Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Payne added: “This horrendous crime has had a devastating impact on the many people who knew Lisa, her family, friends and work colleagues and those who lived near her. Campbell has refused to give an account of what happened that morning and they may never know, so I hope they can get some comfort from the fact that Campbell will never be set free again.” (Man who murdered nurse in her own home will NEVER be released, The Birmingham Mail, 12th May 2017)

Do British judges and policemen take lessons in making fatuous, reality-evading statements about non-White crime? You could be forgiven for thinking so. The judge said that the victim was “completely unknown” to the psychotic Black thug who raped and murdered her. What difference does that make? And I strongly doubt that anyone got “comfort” from Campbell’s “life sentence.” After all, he’d already had one of those for earlier crimes against women. He had previously appeared in the Birmingham Mail in 2000, when he was described as a “convicted rapist” being “jailed for life” after holding a “French au pair” at “knifepoint.” The judge who imposed that first “life sentence” described Campbell “as a great danger to womenfolk.” But Campbell didn’t serve life: he was out in sixteen years to rape again, then add murder to his criminal resumé. And he’d actually told probation before the murder that “he was thinking of raping again, and that he had been looking at, or had noticed, open windows.”

Diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks

The judge at Campbell’s trial in 2017 said his crimes were “grotesque.” By whose standards? By White standards, but not by non-White standards. In my article “Black Saints, White Demons,” you can read how Blacks raped, tortured and murdered the White 16-year-old Mary-Ann Leneghan. In “A Tale of Two Nations,” it was the Black gerontophile Delroy Easton Grant raping scores or even hundreds of elderly White women. In “Crock of Shock,” it was Pakistani Muslims raping, pimping and beating “at least” 1400 White girls. The rape of babies is common in South Africa. Millions of rapes have been committed in the Congo against both women and men. Boys are routinely prostituted and raped in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and other Muslim countries. But don’t think that Blacks and Muslims have a monopoly on “grotesque” sex-crimes in the non-White world. Hindus in India are no slouches either. The fatal gang-rape and evisceration of a young woman in New Delhi in 2012 was not anomalous, as you can see from these recent stories in the Guardian, Independent and Daily Mail:

White men are obviously capable of committing horrendous sex-crimes too, but they commit them at much lower rates. In White-majority nations such crimes as gang-rape are overwhelmingly committed by non-Whites. Non-White immigration is very bad for women and girls in Western nations, but the traitorous elite refuse to recognize the clear patterns of rape and murder committed by non-Whites.

Feminists don’t care about dead women

Recall the British judge who gave Leroy Campbell a “life sentence” for the second time. Let’s suppose that the judge had been realistic rather than righteous about Campbell’s crimes. Suppose he had said that they weren’t “grotesque” but fitted a long pattern of Black psychopathy. And that they were yet another example of how British Whites have suffered horrific and entirely avoidable harm as a direct result of mass immigration from the Third World.

If the judge had said that, he would of course have been dismissed immediately and might well have been charged with “incitement to racial hatred.” And he would have received no support from British feminists, who have shown no interest in the murder of Lisa Skidmore, despite its clear potential as a “campaigning issue.” Leroy Campbell was described as “as a great danger to womenfolk” when he received a “life sentence” in 2000. Why was he ever released from jail? Why was no action taken when, following his release, he told probation that “he was thinking of raping again”? Feminists should have been asking these questions loudly and repeatedly ever since they heard about the rape and murder of Lisa Skidmore.

Richard Bailey, another Black-on-White killer in Birmingham

They haven’t been asking those questions. They never do when stories like these hit the headlines. They’re obeying the Zeroth Commandment and refusing to recognize the clear pattern of non-White violence against White women. Like Mary-Ann Leneghan, Lisa Skidmore has been the victim of a meteor-murder, a crime briefly glimpsed in the British media and then gone for ever. Charlotte Teeling has been the victim of a meteor-murder too. She was a White “mother of two” who foolishly accepted an offer of casual sex from Richard Bailey, another Black male in the heavily enriched city of Birmingham. During the sex, Bailey fatally “strangled or smothered” her, then claimed her death was an accident.

A serious ideological offence

As the late, great Larry Auster pointed out: “To import a black population into a previously all-white country is to consign a large number of whites in that country, year after year, generation after generation, to violent death at the hands of blacks.” Richard Bailey lied about the murder of Charlotte Teeling, but his lies didn’t keep him out of jail. He won’t stay there, of course: he’ll be out sooner or later to have another opportunity to kill a White woman.

Meanwhile, the liberal elite in Britain will continue lying about non-Whites without any fear of jail. We’re constantly told to “celebrate” the contributions of non-White immigrants to British society. From gang-rape to child-prostitution, from suicide-bombing to female genital mutilation, from incurable genetic diseases to political corruption, where would we be without them?

Far better off, that’s where. But those who speak the truth about non-White immigration are breaking the Zeroth Commandment. They’re recognizing obvious patterns and drawing obvious conclusions from them. In the modern West, possessing a nervous system and using it has become a serious ideological offence.

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