Talking about race (part 2)
Sep 12th, 2011 by Unamused
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison S. Marden
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
Charles E. Weller
Are you fed up with anti-white discrimination at school, on television, and in the highest levels of government? Have you had your fill of unprovoked, racially motivated black-on-white mob violence? Do you support the right to be white? Well, now might be the perfect time to unleash some of those pent-up thought crimes on your unsuspecting friends and family.
Bear with me; it’s not as crazy as it sounds. After all, I did it. Now, do I seem craaaaaaazy to you?
Don’t answer that.
This post is for everyone out there who knows that the “bad” part of town is wherever the black and Hispanic people live; for everyone who instinctively recognizes the danger in a group of young black men, but not in a gang of elderly Korean women or a cluster of Swedish schoolgirls (well, not the same kind of danger, at least); for everyone who could never quite wrap their heads around the notion that slavery, colonialism, and Jim Crow are still, in this foul year of Our Lord, 2011, making certain races (and it’s always the same ones, isn’t it?) so much more likely to fail in school, lose their jobs, abandon their kids, abuse drugs, and commit staggering amounts of assault, robbery, rape, and murder — and in the case of black people, commit them more often against white people than against any other race; and for everyone who understands — as all people of all races understood until the latter half of the last century, and as all people except white people understand today — that race is real, race is important, and a person’s race is usually the single most important fact you can learn about them…
… because there’s no test for criminality, is there? No observable trait that tells you with certainty, in advance, whether or not someone is going to mug you or just punch you in the head for no reason except that he hates the color of your skin and thinks that violence is fun. There’s certainly no test for the ability to build a civilization you’d want to live in, like Finland, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Holland, or New Zealand; as opposed to, say, Zambia, Namibia, Algeria, Mauritania, Ethiopia, or Liberia.
There is, however, a test for race: just look. Are we still allowed to do that? Look at people, and see what race they are? We are? Oh good. Because it’s very accurate. From Neven Sesardic’s “Race: A Social Destruction of a Biological Concept” (p. 156):
a study that covered 17 populations over the world and that relied on 34 different measurements managed to assign 98% of the specimens to their correct major racial group [A.M. Brues (1990), “The once and future diagnosis of race,” in Skeletal attributions of race, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque]. Another more recent study had a success rate of 80% in distinguishing between American Whites and Blacks, although it used just two variables. With seven variables, however, it reached the reliability of 95%, and with 19 variables the probability of correct classification rose to 97% [S. Ousley et al. (2009), “Understanding race and human variation: why forensic anthropologists are good at identifying race,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139:68–76]. Also, estimating generally the reliability of attributing a given data point to one of the five racial categories, another team of experts calculated that under some realistic conditions it is sufficient to use as few as 13 characteristics to have the posterior probability of the correct classification attain the value of 99% [L.W. Konigsberg et al. (2009), “Estimation and evidence in forensic anthropology: sex and race,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139:77–90].
This is a very important test (looking at people, that is), especially in the absence of the aforementioned test for criminality, because as we should all know by now, if you are a white person (for example), then a black person (for example) is much more likely than anyone else to mug you (to be precise, 5.2 times as likely as a white person, and in a group of others of like race, 15 times as likely) or just punch you in the head for no reason except that he hates the color of your skin and thinks that violence is fun. (Ah, the wonders of human biodiversity!) When left to their own devices, black people are also, according to the available evidence, incapable of building a nice society like Belgium; they are, however, very obviously capable of destroying it.
But you knew that, didn’t you? You just didn’t want to admit it. It’s okay, I won’t tell anyone — but you will.
Real life: still better than the Internet
Whoever and wherever you are, whatever your ultimate political/racial/ethnic goals, and whatever else you do with your life, if you agree with the essential message of the ‘Park (race realism, with an eye to positive white identity), then this post is for you, and one thing is certain: to achieve our goals, more of us need to have this conversation out in the real world.
Fortunately, the real world is a much nicer place than the Internet. Not only is it full of birds and bees and flowers and kitties and girls you can talk to (without even giving them your credit card number — although it couldn’t hurt…), but the people are much more open-minded and much less unbelievably asshole-ish. Unless you’re talking to a real SLAWB (a Stupid, Liberal, Anti-White Bigot) — and you shouldn’t waste your time on the likes of them — I think you’ll be surprised how little resistance, let alone hostility, you encounter on your pilgrimage of positive white identity. White people, by and large, are ready for a little race realism.
Let’s talk about how to give it to them.
Know your stuff
When and where you engage your audience is completely up to you, so there’s no reason not to come prepared. You don’t have to memorize how much more likely a lone black person is to attack a white person than vice versa (but I have). You won’t necessarily need to recapitulate the last 100,000 years of human evolution or sketch a tree diagram of the genetic distances between the major races (but I can). You should, however, know
- what topics to cover (e.g., black mob violence, or race differences in intelligence),
- what recent events to mention (e.g., a flash mob in a nearby city, or our continued failure to close the achievement gap),
- what sources to cite (e.g., American Thinker on “Knockout King,” or the New York Times on “No Child Left Behind”) and
- how to respond to likely questions and counters (e.g., knowing that most black violent crime is inter-racial, not against other blacks, or that socioeconomic factors don’t account for the IQ gap).
See how I cited my own flyers there? (Of course, the flyers themselves have thoroughly reputable sources.) Why not print out “Black People Are More Criminal Than White People” and “There Are Innate Race Differences in Intelligence” for future reference, or for that matter any of my posts. That’s why I write them, after all: to help spread race realism far and wide. The links in the sidebar are another excellent source of stuff to talk about.
Now, personally, I don’t prepare at all, basically because I am awesome, and know so many interesting things about race (and other reactionary favorites) that I really don’t need to cram for it. I can and do talk for hours at a time about human biodiversity and race relations. It truly is “Unamusement Park: the condensed, verbal edition, with snack breaks and fewer kitties.” Some of you, however, have personal lives, and therefore do not know the average IQ of the Congolese off the top of your head (it’s around 66). Half an hour of preparation will make a big difference.
Watch your mouth
For most of you, this goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway: do not disparage or threaten violence against anyone, except possibly violent criminals, and even then… watch it.
I do not care if you think violence is ultimately necessary to bring about positive changes in (historically) white majority nations. I do not care if you can justify calling some particularly horrible black people “subhuman animals” or the good ol’ N-word. I especially do not care if you are trying to prove a point about free speech or some other abstraction. If you do it, not only will you fail, but you will poison the white-rights well for anyone else.
Now, personally, I’ve referred to certain subsets of the black populations of Africa and America as “savages,” and gotten away with it. That too is basically because I am awesome, and plan ahead so that it comes at the end of a long list of savage things they do, in Africa and in America (and of course I draw clever parallels between the two, like how black Liberians and Chicagoans alike will defecate on the beach if left to their own devices), at which point my audience is already thinking the same thing, and I look really pained and sympathetic toward black people when I say it. So don’t try it unless you too are awesome, and plan ahead (and draw clever parallels between things), and you can look really pained and sympathetic toward black people on command.
It is one of my many highly specialized talents.
Every time you cite a crime statistic, a scientific journal article on human genetic variation or race differences in intelligence, or an historical fact (e.g., white people didn’t invent slavery, they just abolished it), repeat this slogan:
“And that’s considered ‘racist’!”
Remember that in the best-case scenario, which I (and Kathy Shaidle) achieve on a fairly regular basis, your audience’s — no, your recruit’s response to your thought-criminality can be summarized as follows (note #4):
- “Is that really true?”
- “Wow. I didn’t know that.”
- “Yeah, I guess that makes sense. It explains a lot, doesn’t it?”
- “Wait, how is that ‘racist’? It’s just logical.”
The slogan serves two purposes. First, it discredits your opponents, making them sound foolish, ignorant, fanatical, bigoted, biased, and dishonest, which they are. Second, it robs them of a powerful weapon against me, and you, and your new recruit too:
“ANTI-RACIST”: Your friend Unamused is just a racist!
YOUR NEW RECRUIT: Uh, okay, but you also said that about race being genetic, and I have this article from the American Journal of Human Genetics…
YOU (HIDING IN THE BUSHES): lol
Now your recruit is immune to charges of “racism” — you’ve inoculated her! Well done.
When you recite your slogan (“And that’s considered ‘racist’!”), your recruit may not believe you right away. Assure her that it is so. She may declare that it is ridiculous. Agree with her — enthusiastically. She may ask for specifics: who, exactly, is going around accusing you — sweet, innocent, kindhearted, charming you — of being a dreadful R-word?
This is ideal. She is demanding to know whom you’ve just utterly discredited, asking that you aim her new-found racial consciousness cannon (packed with explosive… uh… knowledge bombs, I guess) at something or someone. In a future post, I’ll cover what I think are the best targets.