Cattell Join Forces
Who is Raymond B. Cattell?
Raymond B. Cattell is a
world-renowned psychologist known primarily for his work in IQ
and personality testing. At ninety-two years old, he is the author
of some 41 books and 450 research articles. Most of his original
work in social theory and eugenics can be found in his publications
of the 1930s. Virtually all his social ideas and Beyondist philosophy
dates from this period. Along with a legion of devoted students
he has formulated many of the standardized tests of personality
and ability in use today. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious
academic awards including the Darwin Fellowship, the Wenner-Gren
Prize of the New York Academy of Science, the Psychometric Award
of APA/Educational Testing Service, and the Dobzhansky Award for
lifetime achievement of the Behavior Genetics Society. Cattell
is the founder of the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology
(SMEP); the Cattell Institute, and The Trust for the Advancement
of Beyondism. Each year the American Educational Research Association
honors one its members with the Raymond B. Cattell Award, and
SMEP bestows the Cattell Award for Distinguished Multivariate
Behavioral Research. In sum, he is among the most influential
psychologists of the twentieth century.
Beyondism: What is it?
Cattell promulgates a new religious movement,
"Beyondism," a reformulation of theological elements
in classic Galtonian eugenics. Galton, defined eugenics as a "science,"
which would form the foundation of a civic religion that he hoped
would replace Christianity and "provide a secular substitute
for traditional religion" (Kevles, 1985, especially pp. 3-20;
Nearly five decades ago, Cattell dubbed this religion,
"Beyondism." Cattell's first monograph on the topic
was, A New Morality from Science: Beyondism (Cattell, 1972).
This was followed by Beyondism: Religion from Science (Cattell,
1987). According to Cattell, Christianity is "a denial of
the urge to evolution" encouraging "the increase of
the unfit," and thus the destruction of western civilization.
Beyondism, by contrast, purports to be a rational religion based
on evolutionary theory which says the fittest should inherit the
earth. Any soft-hearted amelioration of the struggle for existence
can only lead to the survival of the unfit and the demise of civilization.
Who is Wilmot Robertson?
Wilmot Robertson publishes Instauration, a
neo-fascist magazine aimed primarily at an academic and educated
audience. He also runs his own publishing house and his books
are distributed primarily through extremist groups and direct
mail order. None of Robertsons publications are advertised
in mainstream academic journals or mass media. No one simply stumbles
upon Robertsons publications. To my knowledge, Cattell is
the only major academic willing to be forthright about his association
Robertson believes that "the essence of history
is the rise and fall of races" (Robertson, The Dispossessed
Majority, 1972/1996, p. 535). In the grand design of evolution,
one race will ultimately survive to give birth to "a new
species, the better-than-man." The race best suited to shoulder
this burden is the Northern European. Unfortunately, the "American
Majority" has been dispossessed by the Jews who have taken
control of American culture (Robertson, 1973, p. 536). His latest
work, The Ethnostate argues that the Northern and Western
European elements of the population have lost any chance of recapturing
America. Robertson, therefore, calls for small ethnically unified
"ethnostates." (Robertson, 1992, pp. ix-x). The Ethnostate
was called "a timely supplement to the argument of the Beyondist"
in the first issue of Cattells quarterly (The Beyondist,
1993, p. 2). Cattell, thanks Robertson in the preface of his 1987
monograph, Beyondism: Religion from Science, and Robertson
honored Cattell with a cover story and long laudatory review of
Beyondism in Instauration (Instauration,
1989, pp. 5-7).
Advocates of the ethnostate have been given a
great boost since the demise of the Soviet Union. Many racial
nationalist groups now advocate the splintering of the United
States into smaller units. Michael Hill, for example, professor
of History at Stillman College and President of the Southern League
calls for secession (see news note on Southern League). Jared
Taylor's American Renaissance group openly declares that racial
integration has failed and promotes the division of the U.S. into
racially separate states. Even Dinesh DSousa, who contends
that racism is dead, recognized Taylor and his organization as
white supremacists. DSousa was not surprised when he met
David Duke in the elevator while attending a conference of the
American Renaissance in Atlanta. Nor was he surprised to see Duke
and Taylor chatting together several times during the weekend
(DSouza, The End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial
Society, 1995, pp. 387-89). The American Renaissance
Internet page features a wide array of academic racists and eugenic
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