CNN has a fascinating article about how tensions are mounting between President Obama and America’s organized Jewish community, over the Iran nuclear deal. HBD predicts the deal will fall through, because as brilliant as President Obama is, HBD says that not even the brightest members of the black elite will be any match for the Jewish elite, who are said to possess rare high IQ genes associated with Gaucher’s disease and Tay-Sachs.
So if intelligence is the cognitive ability to adapt: to take whatever situation you’re in, and turn it around to you advantage, the higher IQ side should come out on top. And even though most American Jews, at least most high IQ American Jews, probably support Obama on this issue, their support seems only lukewarm, while the high IQ Jews who oppose the deal, are absolutely passionate, which is exactly what EGI would predict.
CNN specifically cites AIPAC’s “$20 million-plus effort against the agreement, including TV ads, emails and visits to congressional offices”.
President Obama is using his extremely high verbal IQ to fight back, telling an interviewer:
The lobbying that is taking place on the other side is fierce, it is well-financed, it is relentless. And in the absence of your voices, you are going to see the same array of forces that got us into the Iraq War, leading to a situation in which we forgo a historic opportunity and we are back on the path of potential military conflict.
However the organized Jewish community has cleverly taken this argument away from Obama, accusing him of fueling stereotypes about Jews being well-financed warmongers who value Israel over America. However they are smart enough to know that directly attacking a historic president like Obama could backfire, so they emphasize the fact that Obama’s comments are not intentionally harmful, but they are harmful nonetheless.
By attacking the deal from both an offensive and defensive position simultaneously, the organized Jewish community is using their high IQ to adapt the situation to their advantage, and public support for the deal is plummeting, and President Obama can not even fight back without being accused of fueling ethnic stereotypes. Can Obama adapt to this incredibly challenging and nuanced situation? Only time will tell.