Who am I arguing with now? Assorted edition
Aug 7th, 2011 by Unamused
At a time of 15.9 percent black unemployment (twice the white rate), when single black women in their prime working years have a median net worth of $5 (compared to $42,600 for single white women) and mobs of hundreds of black youths roam our city streets assaulting random white people (see here, here and here for some recent examples), the mainstream and black media can be relied upon to cover only the very least important race issues, or preferably the non-existent ones, and it’s up to me to pester them for it.
Here are some recent comments I’ve left around the Web. I write a lot of them, and I write them fast. Some of them turn out to be interesting, informative or even insightful. The rest are just plain insensitive or incendiary. And that’s exactly how I like it.
Who would want to rape Rosa Parks?
UNAMUSED: The only two things you need to know about this non-story:
- The “rape” attempt was her being offered a drink (by a WHITE MAN OH NO).
- It was probably fiction, according to the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, as mentioned (eventually) in this article.
Are there truly no limits to black racial paranoia? I guess (like the Bureau of Justice Statistics) Rosa Parks [really, this should read “the Associated Press” or “the Root“] couldn’t find any examples of actual white-on-black rape to counter the 20,000+ black-on-white rapes that occur every year, so she had to go fabricate some in her own life story.
Yes, I know, I’m a jerk. Anyway, as the Council of Conservative Citizens has pointed out:
In the United States black men rape white women over 100 times a day. Meanwhile white on black rape is extremely rare. Sometimes not even registering on the massive DOJ surveys which are the best gauge of true crime rates.
However the extreme left-wing “mainstream” media would like you to believe the exact opposite. Now the AP is claiming that Rosa Parks was once “nearly raped” by a “white neighbor.”
The only time Rosa Parks was the victim of a violent crime, it was at the hands of a black man. Why doesn’t the AP talk about this? Why are they inventing a fake attempted rape by a white man, when a black man committed an actual violent crime against her.
Occasional discourse on the wigger question
Also at the Root, we find the following almost self-explanatory story: “Black Student Sues School Over ‘Wigger Day’.”
UNAMUSED: My understanding of this aspect of race relations: blacks have the right to dress and behave in laughable ways, but whites are not allowed to laugh at them (on pain of “racism”).
The way it’s supposed to work: a three-step process. Group 1 does something laughable, the more successful group 2 laughs at them, group 1 shapes up. A time-tested system. Sadly, spurious accusations of “racism” (like this “Wigger Day” nonsense) have short-circuited the process for black people (as group 1), so they have ceased to shape up.
Further thought crimes ensued when some idiot named “Watersblessings” decided I was being racist “on the sly.” Clearly he/she/it is unfamiliar with my oeuvre. I like my coffee black, my blacks oppressed, and my black oppression blatant.
Just kidding: I don’t like my coffee black.
Burn the witch!
The Village Voice is on a witch hunt for racial heretics — enemies of the Church of Equality — in “Frank Borzellieri, Catholic School Principal, Linked to White Supremacist Group.” By “white supremacist group,” they mean American Renaissance, which is libel. Mr. Borzellieri has since been fired.
I rambled extensively. (Note that Chuck at Occidentalist is the real expert on race and intelligence ’round these parts.)
UNAMUSED: You sarcastically describe Borzellieri’s opinion that “diversity is a weakness” as a “charming viewpoint.” Can you cite evidence showing that racial diversity is a strength? That it improves… well, anything? In any way? Because Jared Taylor of the aforementioned American Renaissance magazine, for one, has documented its glaring weaknesses in his new book, “White Identity.”
You quote Borzellieri on race differences in intelligence: blacks score lower on aptitude/intelligence tests, this has never changed, Asians outperform whites, etc. However, you don’t actually bother to cite any evidence against his ideas. That is because you don’t know of any evidence, because you have never bothered to study this subject. It may surprise you to learn that first-year anthropology textbooks, like “Human Biological Variation” for instance, will tell you that there is “little debate” over the so-called IQ gap: the one-standard-deviation-lower average intelligence of American blacks compared to American whites. It’s just a scientific fact. They aren’t as intelligent.
And what of AmRen’s supposedly outrageous ideas? Am I to assume that you believe race is NOT “an important aspect of individual and group identity”? Why then do we need people like you to hunt down “white supremacists” for the terrible crime of… um… being aware of the findings of intelligence researchers? (By the way, what’s the “white supremacist group” Borzellieri’s been linked to, and how do we know it’s a white supremacist group?)
Here is a modest proposal: stop being lazy. To be precise: don’t just quote something that you think is outrageous because you don’t understand it but it’s about race and it’s by a white person so it must be bad, and then expect your equally ignorant readers to fill in the blanks (“gosh he sure is racist, look at all those bad things he read in peer-reviewed scientific journals”). Tell us what precisely is wrong with it, and why.
You won’t, because you can’t, because you don’t know anything.
In response to some ignorant imbecile:
UNAMUSED: “kalifani6,” I can only sigh. What on Earth are you babbling about? I’ll try to decipher it.
Look at how you throw around the word “racist” (“racist pigs,” even). What does this word even mean? What have I said that could be construed as hatred or discrimination against some race? The correct answer is “nothing,” and if one can be a “racist pig” without saying any such thing, does the term mean anything anymore? More and more people are thinking, and even saying: “No. No it doesn’t.”
You ask the Village Voice’s readers (presumably proud anti-racists, all) to look at what we “monsters” say and do. Who is that, exactly? And are you sure you’re not engaged in some stereotyping yourself? In any case, let’s do just that. Let’s look carefully at what I’ve written above. And let’s look just as carefully at what you’ve written.
“People are more than test scores,” you declare, a statement which is so obviously true as to be meaningless. What do you think it means? That because people have traits other than intelligence, this negates blacks’ lower average test scores? The scores are still what they are, and they still explain interesting things about the world we live in… like the way the black-white achievement gap persists, no matter how much money we waste on racial preferences (“affirmative action”), No Child Left Behind, and so on.
Let me be perfectly clear about this: that blacks have lower intelligence than whites is an uncontroversial scientific fact, widely accepted by intelligence researchers, and psychologists, psychometricians and anthropologists generally. This is not based on “The Bell Curve” (1994); it is based on decades of mainstream, peer-reviewed research. Consult, for example, Roth et al.’s 2001 meta-study, which looked at 105 studies comprising over 6 million subjects. For what it’s worth, some of those studies were conducted by black scientists, and others by Asian and Hispanic scientists. I’m not making this up; it’s not hard to find the research on the Internet. You just have to wade through the politicized pseudoscience of radical “anti-racists” like Lewontin, Gould, and Kamin.
I don’t know why you phrase it as “whites are intellectually superior to blacks,” but you’re technically correct, assuming you’re talking about group averages. Incidentally, East Asians are “intellectually superior” to whites.
“Look around you,” you say, “[whites] are not doing a very good job proving that.” I have no idea what you’re referring to specifically, but I assure you it’s irrelevant. That is simply not the way science works.
I am not “finagling” any numbers. You would know that if you bothered to check the research I’m citing. Again you insist on grouping me in with my “kind” — bizarre — followed by more insults — tiring.
The truth is, the truth is on my side. You just don’t know what the truth is, because — I can’t emphasize this enough — YOU HAVE NEVER BOTHERED TO CHECK IF YOUR HYPOTHESIS ABOUT RACE DIFFERENCES IN INTELLIGENCE (i.e., that there aren’t any) IS TRUE OR NOT.
You are clearly a very silly, childish person. If anyone believes in a flat-Earth fantasy, it is you. The fantasy is equality — not political equality, a commitment to treating people as individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, age, and so on; but the obviously false notion that all groups (or even all individuals!) are identical.
The open-minded, rational reader may ask himself or herself: why would two groups of people, that evolved in total reproductive isolation for tens of thousands of years, wind up with different skin, different hair, different bones, different blood, different disease resistances, different athletic abilities, different civilizations (or lack thereof), and different genomes, but identical brains?
Evolution does not stop at the neck, and science is not concerned with your progressive politics and doctrine of “equality” and “diversity,” no matter how shrilly you shriek about them.
Plenty more ‘Park shenanigans there.
Overestimating our underestimation of our kids
The Black Informant, in “Underestimating our kids,” claims that “[i]f kids can put together a flash mob, they can get to school on time, study and get good grades.” I have a slightly different viewpoint.
UNAMUSED: Er, no. You’re oversimplifying to the point of absurdity.
The “kids” (all black) are cognitively capable of using technology (technology invented by white men, of course, but put that aside for the moment) to coordinate violence. This does not mean they’re smart. It means that (a) they’re at least as smart as, say, a white 3rd grader, and (b) they really, really want to commit random acts of mob violence (against primarily white victims).
They will not use this limited cognitive ability to get to school on time, study, or get good grades, because (a) there’s no evidence that they’re actually smart enough to do all that (getting good grades is a slightly trickier matter than using your iPhone to log in to Facebook), and (b) they don’t want to. No motivation.
You’re not going to find the secret to closing the achievement gap in these packs of feral “youths.”
“theblkinformant” himself/herself/itself disagrees — sort of…
THEBLKINFORMANT: I have to disagree with you.
We have spent MILLIONS of dollars in this country to upgrade schools with computers and technology because it was a hope that it will help improve grades. There is little evidence that this has worked. In fact, grades have gone down. Children (regardless of color) all have the ability to pursue what they want on the information superhighway. Just as you have smart kids who use technology to get beyond the firewalls of major corporations, you have kids like the ones in this story who CHOOSE to use technology in a destructive manner.
What we are dealing with here is choice and will. To suggest otherwise is to believe what so many other racists have believed for years: That Blacks are genetically inferior. And that is exactly where you are coming from with your comment.
In our follow-up comment, we’ve replaced the politically correct pseudoscience of “diversity” (fewer whites) and “equality” (anti-white discrimination) with real science (as we understand it — see Chuck’s blog). Let’s see what happens!
UNAMUSED: For the record, blacks have an average general intelligence (g factor) about 1.1 standard deviations below whites (in America; lower in Africa). In terms of IQ, blacks are about 15–18 points below the white mean of about 100. The evidence suggests that this gap is 50–80 percent genetic, according to the leading experts on the subject of race differences in intelligence, Arthur Jensen and J. Philippe Rushton.
If you want to express this as “blacks are genetically inferior,” that’s your choice.
Anyway, I agree with you that black grades have gone down, even though enormous amounts of money and time have been spent trying to improve their test scores. This, of course, is evidence that there is a significant genetic component to the racial gaps.
I also agree that we are dealing with “choice and will.” As I said, these kids won’t use their dubious “tech smarts” to get good grades because, quite simply, they don’t want to. It’s their “choice and will” to destroy (white) society instead.
Typical race-denialist nonsense ensues: call the science “racist,” allude to rebuttals that don’t exist (and which the race denialist has never even bothered to try to find), and quickly run away from the terrible lies (facts) of the racist (realist).
White racism: still very much dead
Earlier this week, I launched a three-pronged attack against the black supremacist website People of Color Organize! (PCO) in “White racism is dead, part 3: that curious reticence.” The third prong targeted a charming post entitled “A MESSAGE FROM AN EDITOR TO RACIST [sic] WHITES: IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE TRUTH [sic] THEN STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM US NIGGERS!!!”. I notified them of my rebuttal in a comment, which read more or less as follows:
Here is how every colonized black person should feel: profoundly grateful for the white man, his savior, who raised him out of barbarism and squalor and into the light of Western (meaning white) civilization. That includes IKONOCLAST [the original post’s author], as well as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama, to name just a few. Where’s the gratitude? IKONOCLAST, I expect a prompt thank-you note to the white race. We’ve earned it.
Of course, this was promptly deleted.
Who did you hate today?
Committed any thought crimes of your own? Found someplace you’d like the ‘Park to unleash its potent blend of vanilla rage and chocolate hatred? Let us know in the comments.