July 04, 2013

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There’s been more than the usual amount. Some reflections.

Zimmerman. “It’s hard to find a sympathetic character in the entire saga,” opined our editors about the Zimmerman trial. Oh, I don’t know. I’m quite sympathetic toward Zim. He thought he’d be an active citizen, helping to keep his neighborhood safe. The poor sap thought he was living in the old, free America, where citizens looked out for each other, raised barns together, attended town meetings, and the rest.

That America is long gone, at one with Nineveh and Tyre. Town meetings nowadays are packed with activists from ACORN and GLAAD, and before you can raise a barn you need to spend two years and $100,000 on lawyers to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. Whom did Zim think Neighborhood Watch has to watch out for? The poor guy’s living in the past, and that’s something toward which I’m definitely sympathetic.

“I’ve completely internalized the word’s taboo quality.”

Mandela. Regarding South Africa, the other barrel of racial gunpowder currently waiting for a dropped cigarette, I’m more in tune with the no-sympathetic-characters opinion. Who, after all, is sympathetic here?

Mandela? Watch him singing about killing whites, then get back to me. The blacks at large? It’s hard to be sympathetic to people who hate you. The whites? If they’d carved out a country for themselves and kept blacks out of it, I might feel some solidarity. Instead they used blacks from the beginning as cheap labor in the farms, mines, and as domestic help. How did they think it would end?

If the dark rumors are true and Mandela’s death is followed by an anti-white pogrom, I’d help lobby for survivors to be admitted to the US as refugees merely on the grounds that their presence here would lower the nation’s average per-capita quantity of wishful thinking about race.

That’s hypothetical, though. No, not the pogrom, which I’d put at about a 50/50 probability, but the prospect of Barack Obama’s State Department admitting white South Africans. The probability there is no better than one in ten.

Bloomberg. New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg caused much shrieking and swooning when he addressed the issue of his police department’s stop-and-frisk policy.

“One newspaper and one news service, they just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be. But it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders….I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little. It’s exactly the reverse of what they’re saying. I don’t know where they went to school, but they certainly didn’t take a math course, or a logic course.”

Bloomie was referring to the fact that nine percent of NYPD stops in 2012 were of whites, while only seven percent of the city’s murder suspects were white. So he was right: Too many whites are being stopped.

But…math? Logic? Aaaarrrghhh!”€”Ice People witchcraft! Tools of oppression!

In an online discussion with fellow Dissident Right types some years ago we kicked around the following arithmetic puzzle: Given that recorded crime rates concern crimes committed by people not in jail, and given that blacks commit crimes at sensationally higher levels than nonblacks, how many more blacks would we have to lock up to get the black crime rate down to the nonblack level?


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