We must face the fact of black racist violence against whites
I don’t generally follow the writings of Fred Reed, as I consider him a moral nihilist at bottom, but his article on the continuing reality—the systematically ignored and covered-up reality—of race-motivated black-on-white violence in America is well worth reading. It concerns the white woman who was recently set upon by a gang of black “youths” in a Baltimore bus and severely beaten about the head and face.
There is nothing whites can do about it except live away from blacks and be very careful about taking public transportation.Well, yes, avoidance is the only thing whites can do, given the current liberal racial orthodoxy which whites are doing nothing to challenge. But if whites, who are still the majority people in this country, and who are also far more intelligent and capable than blacks, began to speak frankly about the black racist violence against whites, began to speak publicly about the reality of black savagery (which is obviously not to say that all blacks or most blacks are savages but that black savagery is a conspicuous and undeniable fact of life), began to resist the liberal belief that all people are morally equal, and began to act once again as the standards-setting cultural majority of this country, then black racist violence against whites could be suppressed, along with black violence and disorder generally. As I wrote in my first blog entry last January on the Knoxville atrocity:
Could this have happened in pre-1960s America? No, and especially not in the South, because white society was frankly on guard against this very sort of thing, and held the black population under a rule and a discipline. That rule went too far, especially in the Jim Crow laws that required racial discrimination. But how tragic and ironic that because of white racial discrimination against blacks, and because of racial atrocities by whites such as the murder of Emmett Till, whites in a fit of liberal guilt went to the other extreme, erasing the consciousness of racial realities altogether, and thus rendering themselves, and especially their young women, naive and innocent and helpless before black savagery. For decades, black murderers and rapists have been committing violent crimes against whites that in numbers and in pure savagery are orders of magnitude beyond anything that whites ever did or remotely imagined doing to blacks in the 1950s. Yet, far from taking measures to stop this racial phenomenon of black predation of whites, white society doesn’t even recognize its existence.
I wonder if you’re familiar with Mencius’ take on the matter of black violence. It is fundamentally different from yours. Your model paints a basic conflict between whites and blacks, with the former hobbled by liberalism. Mencius sees black violence as an aspect of an intra-white war, with blacks (or any dangerous Other) as a pawn in the role of one side’s useful para-military thug caste.LA replies:
Is that Mencius Moldbug you’re talking about? I don’t think there’s a contradiction between the view you’ve described and mine, and I don’t see the cultural problem as solely or mainly white v. black. I see the problem as a minority people acting out because the majority liberals have empowered and encouraged them to do so. The majority has to rediscover itself and start acting like the majority again, creating a white-led social order in which the black war on whites will cease. It’s not a matter of a war of white on black, any more than a parent re-asserting authority over his out of control children means a war of parent on child. NB: that’s an analogy, I am not saying that blacks are children, I am saying that they are a minority which can only function in a non-desctuctive way in this society if they are operating within rules established by a moral and confident white majority. Restoring the lost moral authority of the majority means defeating liberalism. The much tougher fight than getting blacks in order is getting white liberals in order, which could ultimately mean a civil war, because any real conservatism raising its head will lead to a fight-to-the-death reaction by liberals.PA writes:
I appreciate your thoughtful comments, and I particularly agree with “The much tougher fight than getting blacks in order is getting white liberals in order.” The sobering reality is that the worst case scenarios that supposedly could have shocked liberals to their senses have already occurred, in the two African countries I mentioned earlier. Yet, expat white Rhodesians and South Africans still sing the same liberal song.A reader writes:
I’ve been thinking about the Baltimore bus attack for some time now.LA replies:
What the reader is telling us in this remarkable account is that when he was living in the midst of black anarchy and having to deal with it every day, he remained race-unconscious. He never saw blacks as blacks, meaning, he never conceptualized that the anarchic and savage behavior around him was specifically black behavior. He only realized it decades later, long after he had ceased to live in that environment.Jack S. writes:
The analogy between the relationship of white liberals and underclass blacks in the U.S. and that of Brahmins and Dalit (the PC term for Untouchables) in India is new to me. What little I know about Untouchables come from the writings of V.S. Naipaul, especially in “India, A Million Mutinies Now,” and “India, A Wounded Civilization.” As Naipaul describes the situation, Untouchables leaders invented the name Dalit much like U.S. blacks rename themselves every decade or so. They have also rejected Hinduism, in favor of Buddhism combined with hero- worship of the Indian Dalit leader Ambedkar. This worship mirrors the personality cult of the “Slain Civil Rights Leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” here in the U.S.LA replies:
When encompassed by innumerable evils, to use the phrase of the psalmist, liberal society tends to focus on only the worst evil and give a pass to the others. Thus in the immigration debates of the 1990s, the open borders neocons would say that blacks were far and away America’s biggest social problem, and that Hispanics, because they were willing workers, were positively a benefit for America, as though being willing workers was the only qualification for being a net gain for America. And now that Muslims are even a worse threat to society than blacks, the conservative media has allowed the black problem to fade into the background, even as black savage racist attacks on whites continue.Stephen T. writes:
Referring to whites fleeing black racism, a reader writes: “Tens of millions of whites are on the move from California to the interior West, and from the cities of the Atlantic seaboard to Northern New England, West Virginia, the mountains of North Carolina, and to gated communities in Florida. It’s one of the largest population migrations in history, and it’s all one color.”Mark Jaws writes:
I experienced a situation comparable to that of the “reader.” Where I grew up in Manhattan, in the Vladek Housing Projects between the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges, Puerto Ricans and blacks were the dominant groups. However, I fought when I had to and since I could play baseball very well, I fit in. I learned Spanish in school, dated Puerto Rican chicitas, and with the exception of about six or seven racial incidents, I got along fairly well. Given my olive complexion from my Jewish mother, with my summertime deep brown tan, I could even pass for a Puerto Rican. My college, City College of New York, even became minority-majority in my sophomore year of 1973.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 14, 2007 12:21 PM | Send