Africans really are that stupid


Boredom was somewhat of a problem for the riverguides when I lived in Uganda. At the time, tourism was down and we were only getting one or two trips a week. We resorted to many activities to make the days pass, most of which included some sort of assistance from chemical or alcoholic substances, not to mention expat chicks, principally daughters of various foreign dignitaries who had no idea what their precious offspring were up to.

One of our daily minor amusements was reading the local newspapers. We had to let the household staff read them first which was part of the fun. It was instructive to observe how the locals took whatever was written in the local rag as being deadly serious, no matter how ridiculous the actual content. Instructive in the sense that when I returned to the First World I was able to better understand how our own media disseminated the same bullshit.

While the daily news section was somewhat amusing, (among the memorable highlights were the university students who decided to become terrorists and blew themselves up on the way to carry out their heinous deed), the best part of the newspapers were the daily living sections. Supposedly highlights on how to live your life, over 90% of the articles were to do with sex, usually along the lines of how to get rid of, keep, or find out if a partner was cheating.

In doing some homework for this article I decided to fire up some of the Ugandan newspapers to see if anything had changed. These are the headline articles from today’s lifestyle section of the New Vision newspaper:

The lead article is called Should I marry my brother in law?

Further down the list we have such gems as Should I accept her with the pregnancy?, DNA test negative but can’t let go of the kids, Is my father dating my girlfriend?, They rejected my fiance for being a widow, and my personal favorite for today, A movie made me stop trusting my husband.

Almost every article includes a different photo of the same stock pose; a poor man who doesn’t know what the hell to do:

I wouldn’t know what to do either if I was born in Uganda …

Keep in mind that this newspaper is regarded as the highest quality journalism in Uganda. We’re not talking about their version of The Huffington Post here. But I tell you what, a Ugandan version of that website would be something amazing to behold.

The overriding aspect of Africa for those of us who lived and worked there was the unrelenting stupidity. This was prevalent at all levels; whether it was government ministers or the local villagers that we hired to carry our rafts around impassable waterfalls, they were irredeemably ignorant. I spent close to two years in Uganda and I worked with Ugandans from all social and economic levels, and I can honestly say that in all that time I never met a local who I would consider to have been intelligent.

This level of endemic stupidity only serves to grind you down. This is detailed in my first book where I describe the tragic circumstances of one of my colleagues who lost his ability to screen out the hopelessness and mental poverty that surrounded us on a daily basis. He lost the ability to laugh at the circumstances because he finally was no longer able to screen out how tragic it was. Laughter and mockery were the only things that got us through and unless you have been there you cannot really understand it. It is a gallows humor, but it is humor nonetheless. The darker the moment then the darker the ribaldry that accompanies it.

Vox Day recently brought attention to an incident in Pakistan where a fuel tanker overturned, villagers rushed to gather the spilling fuel with whatever receptacle they had at hand, and then someone lit a cigarette. Well, I personally witnessed this happen on no less than two occasions in Uganda. Overturned fuel tanker on the road on the way out to the river – blackened patch of ruin with smouldering bodies on the journey home, most of them small children.

Or how about the Ugandan kayaker that worked for us who asked for extra money to cure his sick child, and then spent it all on brand new boots which he proudly displayed to us all at work. When asked about the sick little boy he unashamedly told us that he had died but it was all okay because he could make another son, and had we seen his new Caterpillar boots?

Also in today’s edition of New Vision is this story titled, Father of 176 seeks government support:

“A 65-year-old man, Mustafa Magambo Mutone, wants the Government to support some of his 176 children. “I have tried to feed my 13 wives and over 170 children and it is not easy.”

To put this in perspective, this is an absolutely standard piece. It is unusual only outside the context of Africa.

“He explained that he is still strong enough to marry more wives and bear more children, since he does not drink alcohol, smoke or take sugar.”

One of the characteristics of rank stupidity is the inability to learn from obvious mistakes. Before you think that this guy must be some sort of drooling ditch-digger, he is in fact in the upper echelons of society.

“Mutone, who deals in produce (beans, maize and coffee), also owns a wholesale shop at Kyaterekera trading centre.”

What do you think are the chances of his numerous offspring learning from their father’s inability to plan for the future or control himself?

“We were groomed by our father to be responsible, have good morals and work hard. The only challenge is the big number of dependants of other wives who have children aged between four and 13 years.”

Another Ugandan newspaper is The Observer. Today they have a piece up titled, Sex talk: If I were a lioness:

“I spent last week in Kidepo Valley national park and left the beautiful Karamoja sub-region convinced, a perfect man does exist, after all.”

That is the opening line of the piece. If you want to cure a grammar-Nazi of their affliction just send them to Uganda.

“These things matter to some women. A lot. No wonder Bulbul is polygamous. So, there; each to their own. Cough-cough.”

Read the rest of it if you don’t mind losing a few brain cells in the process, proudly written by the human resources director of The Observer Media Ltd.

Courtesy of The Z Man, yesterday I discovered this video of a researcher who went to Africa to find out once and for all if the average African IQ is around 70, which would be considered retarded in the West. He tested university students in Johannesburg, supposedly the cream of the crop, and they came in at 86.

There were a lot of lefty progressive expats in Uganda when I was there, mostly in the NGO community. But not one of them ever went to a Ugandan doctor. Idealistic notions of equality are all when and good when it’s not your own health on the line.

Africa will always be a gigantic steaming pile of refuse because Africans are stupid. There is no getting away from that fact, and a fact it most certainly is. Aid to Africa is simply welfare on an international scale, and like all welfare it absolves people of having to take responsibility for their actions. A man with almost 180 children who wants even more is indicative of the looming humanitarian disaster that will sweep over that dark continent in the very near future. Our priority should be to make sure that it doesn’t consume us in the process.

This article was originally published on 28/6/17 at, where Adam Piggott publishes regularly and brilliantly. You can purchase Adam’s books here.

  • Mattys Modern Life

    Great article, not sure whether to laugh or cry.

  • Jonathan Mobley

    The most frustrating part of this article is that deep down, all white people know this and have seen evidence of it first hand, they are just unwilling to admit the truth because of either their fear of being labeled a racist or because of their effective indoctrination of the ludicrous idea that all people are equally capable and competent.

  • LeftRightOut67

    To partake in immigration from 3rd world countries is dumb enough, to promote it as beneficial to our social fabric is EVIL.

  • athousandmonkeys

    So true.

  • Gregoryno6

    They used to call it the Protestant Work Ethic. Get out of bed, go to work, do it again tomorrow. Derided and condemned, but it set the Europeans apart. Tend to your labours day after day, not just the days when you feel like it or the weather doesn’t suit.
    I’ve seen at cliose range what the lack of that ethic can do among local non-whites. We had a young indigenous fellow who was keen to learn but information just didn’t stick in his head. An indigenous woman was always happy to start a new assignment – but if it lasted more than a couple of days she got bored and someone else would have to pick up the slack.
    These aren’t uniquely non-white behaviours. But overall I believe there’s evidence that the physical discipline of going to work continuously must have had a benefit for mental prowess too in the general culture..

  • Ralphy

    This intrigues me not least because we have our own example here. I am a realistic believer in Darwinism and for sure and certain like all our fellow species, believe our tenure here is ultimately finite.

    In scientific nomenclature we are all one. Yet i think in any other life form on the planet if such differences existed as those between a congolese pigmy clansman and a sami reindeer herder, they would warrant a new sub-species or class.

    Support for this comes from anthropology where numerous “early man” species are claimed and named all too regularly, and are then furiously contested ad- infinitum. From the examination of ancient bones, without any dna testing, scientists are variously able to identify archaic features and “racial” origins.

    Of course it’s hate speech, vile, racist, cretinous even to talk about it in the modern context. So we don’t.

    Perhaps rightly so as I fully accept it’s very divisive, yet it continues to exist as the invisible elephant in the room.

    Years ago I watched a programme on the numerous corrupt regimes in Africa, the miserable living conditions, the horrific brutality, the tribal rule, and “failed State” examples. Really awful but what intrigued me more was an interview with a very articulate young man who questioned whether there was something intrinsically wrong with being “African” that set them up time and again for failure? I think he had a point. Obviously there are many biological, cultural and environmental factors that would contribute and Adam’s point is certainly one of them.

    I have attached an IQ analysis that is revealing. Obviously it’s based on mean averages and individual examples of brilliance can be found always.

    What worries me is that with our hell-bent drive for mass immigration from very troubled cultures and our rampant devaluing of academic achievement in schools in favour of “inclusion”, we are engineering ourselves into a dependency (perhaps failed) State.

    Finally (phew I hear in universal measure) years back when we all had to sit still, be quiet, remain attentive for an hour or more sometimes and listen thoughtfully to a sermon may have, with its cultural demise, a burgeoning effect on the various ADHD disorders assailing us. We’ve lost some of the cranial skills we once had. Some little support for this (teensy likely) is the relative advantage Polynesian Maoris have. Certainly diet would be a factor but I like to think Evangelicalism is in there somewhere too.

    Long winded I know…shoot me?

    • Gregoryno6

      I got as far as the Wiki links to discoveries attributed to Asian nations. Which I didn’t check, but my little recollection of school history suggests they will be impressive to the point of intimidating.
      An uncle lives in the Melbourne suburb of Balwyn and I usually spend a few days enjoying his hospitality when I head back east. Over nearly twenty years I have observed very little change in his area, particularly in the intangibles, such as ‘do I feel comfortable walking through this neighbourhood?’ His theory is that as the affluent whites moved out they were replaced by affluent Chinese. Their kids are less likely to roam the streets; they’ve still got the discipline to study beyond what the schoolroom requires. In my current job, working for a transnational, last year’s new recruits would be comprised about one third white Euro and two thirds Asian.

  • Gregoryno6

    I have some connection to MurdochSlaves Inc aka the Institute of Public Affairs. They are finding many young people at tertiary level who know there’s something more than the PC crap they’re being fed.

    • Minging

      I’ve definitely noted a few bright ‘awake’ young-uns coming through Daisy Cousins and James Patterson to name but a few. But there-in lies the problem it’s too few… and the masses that will rule with their votes are being indoctrinated at unprecedented levels and from younger ages each day. A total lack of critical thinking is being sacrificed to the gods of identity politics and political correctness… and it’s akin to the brain-washing of kids by ISIS (well Islam really)… the question now remains can they ever be brought back to ‘reality’.

  • Personally, I am in strongly favour of a Master Race of blonde, tall Nordic people.
    Call me whatever epithet you so desire, but don’t call me late for dinner,or drinkies.

    Some interesting reading on Eugenics here… was not created and funded by Nazi’s, but rather by prominent Americans in the early part of the 20th Century……well worth reading if you have time.

  • Grant Summers

    There was a massive shooting in a Little Rock night club recently. Somehow the mass media forgot to mention a few pertinent facts. Well here they are.

    • great video…..just some night time fun for the coloreds….the comments were golden…..

  • entropy

    Mr “Initial Reports” sure hates smokers.

    Every time there’s a fire of any consequence, this muppet pops up and blames a cigarette. And, if he’s not there to provide comment, his siblings Unverified and Speculative are usually around to cover for him.

    This is the same guy who said Trump would lose and Brexit would fail. The same guy who blames every domestic dispute on male violence and every sad gay on homophobia.

    Fake news is fake news, even if it happens to someone you don’t like. Next time you hear ‘reports’ about how a smoker started a fire, know that it’s a deliberate lie to foster commercial outrage against the only subclass of society that you are permitted to vilify.

  • Skeptic

    You can take the african out of the jungle but you can’t take the jungle out of an african