The law of minority-majority relations
To put the event in perspective, here is an addendum to Austerís First Law of Majority-Minority relations in Liberal Society:
The worse blacks behave (in this case the total failure of the black-run government of New Orleans to take the absolutely necessary steps to prepare for and respond to the disaster), the more this black failure must be blamed on white racism.Actually, what Iím calling an addendum to Austerís first law precedes it. I think it was Jared Taylor who first (or at least most strongly) impressed me with the fact that black failure is blamed on white racism. Austerís first law is a variation on that. It says that the worse any designated minority or alien group behaves in a liberal society, the more we are obligated to tell politically correct lies about that group. Itís a logical extension of the inversion of ordinary moral thinking that is implied in Taylorís insight. Under ordinary morality, the worse a group behaves, the more it is condemned. But under liberalism, the worse a (minority) group behaves, the more it is protected and even praised. A corrolary of the first law is that the worse the behavior of any designated minority, the more forbidden that truth becomes, and the more racist it is to speak it.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 03, 2005 12:23 PM | Send