Originally Posted by Ant131531
All that high IQ and white people still elected someone like Donald Trump to lead one of the greatest countries in the world meanwhile all of those low IQ minorities laugh and lament as they watch Donald Trump slowly destroy the foundations of this country.
Don't bite the obvious bait. That IQ talk is complete nonsense. It is almost as if nations with more stable / developed educational programs and institutions have higher IQs...
A quick look at any map about world homicide rates paints a pretty clear picture. Save for a couple exceptions, the poorest nations with little infrastructure are the most violent, most of the developing nations are in the middle, and most of the developed nations are the safest.
There are other trends at work as well, such as religion and gun culture, but wealth and opportunity seem to be the biggest factors.
It is not too hard to show how bogus the "genetic" argument is.
Strange how the peaceful East Asian gene seems to have skipped Myanmar, The Philippines, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, and North Korea (which all have significantly higher homicide rates that the US). Thailand's homicide rate is on par with the US.
The there is the fact that Japan, the world's safest large country today, has an extremely violent history (almost suggesting how a group of people can change when their culture changes / becomes enlightened...)
Same for Germany, a very safe country today, a very violent history.
In fact arguably the most violent conquest in all of human history was done by the Mongols (Asians!)
And if you really think that violent military conquests, occupations, and attempted genocides are "different" from currently having a high homicide rate if your argument is that violence is "genetic," then your argument doesn't have a leg to stand on. If such people were truly non-violent at a genetic level, then they would have never embarked on conquering entire continents through extreme horrid force and trying to eradicate entire groups of people. Same goes for China, it may look peaceful today but building China was done through the murder of millions of people over the last couple centuries.
Again, violence comes down to several factors: general wealth and prosperity, wealth distribution (very important, strong wealth distribution avoids slums / ghettos from becoming prominent), religion (usually nations where religion plays a smaller role are less violent, but this is intertwined with education and other issues), access to education and other institutions, quality of social welfare safety nets, cultural values (currently much of central and South America have become overrun with gang culture, which is poison for society), etc...
And talking about South America, there is a hodgepodge of ethnicity, African, European, Asian, Native, and it is all mixed together, yet most South American countries are among the most dangerous in the world!