But Is It True? Talking about Race (part 3)
Dec 28th, 2011 by Unamused
Let’s talk about race. With other people, that is. I mean, let’s talk about talking about race. No, not with other people! With me, talk to me. Let’s talk, with each other, about talking about race, with — oh, forget it.
Let’s start again.
Would you like to talk about race? Are you afraid someone will call you a racist, and that you’ll be dragged into the street and savagely beaten by an angry mob, all of them chanting “beat the racist, beat her savagely”? I know I am!
Fortunately, Unamusement Park is here to help.
“And that’s considered ‘racist’!”
Last time we talked (with each other) about (talking about) race (with other people), we discussed how to use the power of the word “racist” to our advantage, in a sort of… race realist jiu-jitsu, I suppose.
I suggested that every time you cite a crime statistic, every time you note the racial composition of a so-called “flash mob”, every time you pass along an article on human genetics or race and intelligence, every time you deny the “blame white people” narrative of liberal revisionist history (for instance, by pointing out that whites didn’t invent slavery, they just abolished it) — basically, every time you say something undeniably true, you should repeat the following slogan:
And that’s considered “racist”!
The slogan serves two purposes: it discredits your opponents (don’t worry, they deserve it), and it robs them of a powerful weapon by inoculating your listeners to charges of “racism.”
The best defense to giving offense
It is not always possible to deliver such a pre-emptive strike (a pre-emptive race realist jiu-jitsu strike, if you’re keeping up). Let’s say you’re right in the middle of a fascinating anecdote about black mob violence in Milwaukee (see here, here, here, here, and here), when some scoundrel shouts out, “That’s racist!” (often rendered das raciss), or even worse, “You’re racist!” (you’s raciss)? Whatever can you do?
Well, try this:
I don’t know if it’s “racist” or not. I just want to know if it’s true.
I don’t know what “racist” means anymore. So I’ve gone back to asking if things are true or not.
Or keep it short:
I’m sure it is “racist.” But is it true?
Any variation will do, as long as it emphasizes that identifying “racist” statements is different — specifically, much more complicated and much less productive — than identifying true statements.
All we want are the facts, ma’am
Always bring the conversation back to the facts: the ones that prove you’re right, and the ones that prove your opponents are wrong.
The facts are on your side (which is, after all, what makes you a race realist), and the cleverer “anti-racists” know it, so the last thing you want is one of them setting the tone of the conversation (or the terms of debate, as the case may be), either directly (because, sadly, you’re talking to one of them) or indirectly (because, even more sadly, the media inundate our society with “anti-racist” propaganda).
They will just chant their endless, meaningless slogans about how minorities are the constant victims of hate crimes by “white supremacists” and “right-wing extremists,” who are always on the rise (according to the anti-white racists at the SPLC, who make millions of dollars falsifying hate crime statistics), and how the ongoing, everlasting “legacy of slavery,” coupled with “systemic” or “institutional” or some other kind of fake racism, is creating an “achievement gap” (factual version: blacks and Hispanics are simply less intelligent on average than whites and Asians) and forcing impoverished (albeit Nike-clad) inner city youths to commit vastly disproportionate amounts of murder, rape, arson and embezzlement (factual version: blacks and Hispanics are simply more criminal on average than whites and Asians), and so on, until you (a) give up and go home, or (b) punch them repeatedly in the face.
I recommend option (a). Actually, I recommend you avoid the whole thing.
Remember: you don’t know, or care, what’s considered “racist” nowadays and what isn’t. You just want to know if it’s true — and if someone’s going around calling it “racist,” it probably is.