Jefferson On Black People

By Leo Gura - July 1, 2024

Thomas Jefferson, a towering intellect, wrote in his Notes On The State Of Virginia the following about black people:

“They seem to require less sleep. A black, after hard labor through the day, will be induced by the slightest amusements to sit up till midnight, or later, though knowing he must be out with the first dawn of the morning. They are at least as brave, and more adventuresome. But this may perhaps proceed from a want of forethought, which prevents their seeing a danger till it be present. When present, they do not go through it with more coolness or steadiness than the whites. They are more ardent after their female: but love seems with them to be more an eager desire, than a tender delicate mixture of sentiment and sensation. Their griefs are transient. Those numberless afflictions, which render it doubtful whether heaven has given life to us in mercy or in wrath, are less felt, and sooner forgotten with them. In general, their existence appears to participate more of sensation than reflection… Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me, that in memory they are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one [black] could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid; and that in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous… I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind.”

Why do I cite this? Because I want you to learn the lesson that even very intelligent people fall prey to self-deception and believe ridiculous things thanks to their biases — which are absorbed from their culture (The Social Matrix).

This kind of thing still happens today within universities, academia, science, medicine, and law. The most intelligent people today hold positions which will look equally absurd as the one above in one hundred years. The only reason those positions are not obvious today is because the majority of intellectuals hold the same positions, and most intellectuals still operate on group-think.

Materialism is one such position. Further generations of scientists and academics will laugh at the notion that consciousness is the byproduct of atoms or brains, wondering how 21st century scientists could have been so stupid.

This is how The Social Matrix warps your mind.

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