The White race, despite its many achievements and admirable qualities, is paradoxically the race most prone to self-loathing or intraracial (as opposed to interracial) hatred. This characteristic, in its many forms, from outright racial self-loathing and idealization of "the other" to racial apathy, is also at the heart of the decline of Whites in the modern world.
Some see White self-loathing as a sinister cultural imposition, as if a people could be brainwashed into despising itself by its own cultural preferences. Such a thesis is problematic for in the present age we only consume the culture that appeals to us. It is therefore far more likely that the White race has a deep-rooted and inherent tendency towards intraracial loathing that is part of its very nature. But what could be the basis of such dangerous and self-destructive characteristic?
One possibility is that this characteristic has a correlation with another important difference between the races. But, according to J. Philippe Rushton's r/K theory, Whites occupy an intermediate position in the spectrum of observed biological and behavioral differences. This middle position would seem to make it hard to account for the White tendency toward intraracial loathing, as we would expect one of the other races on either extreme of the spectrum to show an even greater tendency towards self-loathing, which is obviously not the case.
But there is one area where Whites step out of their middle position in the race spectrum. This is in the shape of their IQ bell curve. The White intelligence bell curve is flatter than the Black or Oriental bell curves, that is, it is wider with less mass in the middle and more at the edges. This is clear even without clear cut statistical proof, for otherwise how could we explain the massive preponderance of White geniuses throughout history despite the fact that Orientals have a higher average IQ?
Living as I do in Japan, it is obvious that, while Japanese are, on average, more intelligent than Whites, they cluster together closer to each other in terms of intelligence and several other characteristics, something that is also interestingly reflected in the lower pay differentials between the top and bottom jobs. Despite stereotypes, the Orient, in its essence, has always been more democratic than the West.
Due to the ironic wok-like shape of the White IQ bell curve there is a greater spread of intelligence and ability levels among Whites than among Blacks and Orientals. This means that there is essentially more inequality of ability, which means that the White race is inherently hierarchical.
But how does such a characteristic create racial self-loathing or racial apathy?
It would seem logical to conclude that a racial group that includes greater inequalities of intelligence, ability, and other characteristics would develop a more marked tendency to discriminate amongst its own racial brethren. Such a tendency would necessarily include a facility for loathing certain members of one's own race so as to create a stratified society. It would also affect inclusive fitness, that is the altruistic group survival instinct, making it either weaker of narrower. This would then impact on the wider racial identity and perceived interests of the group.
In our present age, hatred is paradoxically hated, and is seen in terms of pure evil. This is an absurdity as our capacity to hate is as much part of what we are as our arms and our legs in that it is something entirely natural that is designed to aid our survival.
There are many kinds of hatred. Loathing, while largely a synonym for hatred, includes a feeling of aversion or avoidance, and has a less intensely violent or volatile feel than hatred. It is more a stratifying emotion than a destructive one. The result of loathing is typically a desire to keep its object at a distance or in a position of inferiority.
A question arises of how widespread such intraracial loathing would be. Would it just involve the dominant elite looking down on those below? Given that traditional societies had several ranks it seems likely that the tendency would be present in every class and grade and may even have operated in both directions, with inferiors loathing, in their own subtler way, the superiors who loathed them.
Although other non-White hierarchical societies would show similar class separation tendencies involving intraracial hatred, the much wider spread of talents among Whites means that the tendency would be a more natural and a lot more pronounced among us.
In pre-modern times, intraracial loathing would have operated in a largely beneficial manner, helping to organize and define a class-based society that roughly mirrored the hierarchy of abilities, with some flows between the different strata. At that time the comparative isolation of Whites would have minimized any negative results vis-a-vis other races. Problems may have arisen when the separation became too rigid and the groups became too exclusive, but these problems could be remedied by uprisings, wars, or alternative hierarchies, such as commercial or religious ones.
A more serious problem was the tendency, partly driven by these alternative hierarchies, to move away from an essentially hierarchical society towards a more egalitarian one. The result of this was to displace the instinct for intraracial loathing in dangerous directions.
In early modernity, as egalitarianism spread, White self-loathing lost its essential qualitative aspect and instead was expressed in religious sectarianism and then nationalism. The hatred that Europeans showed each other from the 16th to 20th centuries was remarkable and far outweighed any hatred or aggression directed at the rest of the World.
The trivialization of religion and the marginalization of nationalism in the era of global egalitarianism meant that the instinct then lost these substitute outlets, leaving this essentially hierarchical tendency stranded in an egalitarian wasteland.
With no substitute outlets and no true hierarchy into which to feed, White self-loathing has become a disembodied and dangerous force; a loose cannon. It instinctively seeks dominance and separation (organization) but is forced to exalt inferiority and insist on unity (disorganization).
With the loss of the hierarchical standard, a blind struggle develops in which intraracial loathing has a tendency to turn into more destructive and extreme forms of hatred. The essential inequality of Whites, compared to other races, means that an egalitarian society and civilization is not just wrong but harmful for Whites in ways that it is not for Blacks or Orientals. To impose egalitarianism on Whites therefore has an element of genocide in it.