Prepare to be disappointed edgelords, my opinion on Ashkenazim (hereafter simply “Jews”) is not far removed from your grandmother’s. The spirit of this post is not at all scientific, but rather a collection of personal and common observations which are all very simple and pedestrian. TLDR: On average they are very nice, talented, hardworking individuals with a strong tendency to extremes and dark triad traits. As a group they are amoral tribalists who consistently destroy high-trust nations through lawful evil parasitism.
To understand the Jews, it’s important to understand that 99% of everything they do can be traced back to two underlying traits: 1) they are extraordinarily smart and 2) they are survivors. The latter was true even before the Holocaust weeded out many of the weaker, dumber, and nicer ones. It is important to note that their history in Europe (and elsewhere) is consistently one of bourgeois success followed by pogroms and diaspora, and I’ve previously speculated that this is one driving factor in the development of their unusually high average IQs (another being the proactive practice of eugenics, H/T Heaviside).
The cognitive talent of Jews is remarkable for both its high average and its asynchronous development. Jews in the low range are most notable for their verbal and categorical fluency, which in Aeolitalk signifies healthy white matter development in the frontal lobe and high mental energy. Jews in the high range are notable for their additional talents in logic and rote symbolic manipulations, to which I attribute the development of quantum mechanics in the 20th century. In Aeolitalk, these are talents characteristic of both gray and white matter development in the parietal lobe, and predicts a high occurrence of multithreading. Generally Jews lack visuospatial talent, and often suffer visuospatial retardation (possibly due to overabundant mental energy), with notable exceptions extremely to the contrary.
Jews are prone to the sorts of mental pathologies which produce adaptive behaviors in particular contexts: namely anxiety disorders, psychopathy, and Asperger’s syndrome. It is likely that the latter two were selected for their extraordinary usefulness to the tribe in specialized functions such as business, politics, finance, and scholarship, and that they are insulated from negative consequences by a protective barrier of amoral tribalism. It seems that the intermittent pogroms are likely an over-reaction caused by a buildup of European frustration at their inability to punish individual antisocial behaviors. The former pathology, anxiety, is almost certainly a consequence of these intermittent pogroms, and may be the primary cause of their economic success. Curiously, Jews with Asperger’s syndrome tend to experience difficulties that typify miscegenation, such as physical clumsiness, poor vision, and unusual health problems (in contrast with white aspies, who tend to be athletic with normal vision).
This leads me to believe that the high rate of such physical difficulties is responsible for the unusual prevalence of functional synesthetic savants such as Sidis, von Neumann, and possibly Einstein. It seems that in all cases of such savants, the synesthesia is produced during a rapid period of healing in response to some sort of brain trauma, and if this is true then it seems reasonable to expect more such complications among Jews with Asperger’s. However, this paragraph is all very speculative at this point.