In Britain, the strong are as cowardly about race as the weak
The comment at the Telegraph by “American reader” about the racial nature of violent street crime in London, which I copied last night when I prepared this entry, has been removed from the Telegraph. See discussion below.
George Pilcher in the Telegraph (“Prince William needs to be tougher than Diana”) takes exception to Prince William’s compassionate approach to street thugs. What is needed to stop crimes like the murder of Ben Kinsella, continues Pilcher, is strong men with guns, not royal social workers with a case of noblesse oblige. But as the discussion continues in the comments section, both sides of the issue—the compassionate and the tough-minded—equally ignore the elephant in the room, race (as does Pilcher), until an American commenter injects some reality into the proceedings:
American readerThe rape and torture story the commenter mentions was posted at VFR the other day. Perhaps the commenter is a VFR reader. I hope so. The British gave us our language, much of our literature, much of our culture, much of our sense of life, and much of our political understanding, not to mention our founding racial/ethnic group. The least we can do is repay the favor some way. And it seems to me that the most meaningful thing we can do for the British at the moment is help lead them out of the see-no-race, hear-no-race, speak-no-race hell they currently occupy, even as barbaric and fully race-conscious members of other races are targeting them.
Of course I am not saying that America is honest about race; every day I post items showing that we are not. But in America the truth about race is allowed to pop out occasionally and is even rationally discussed in “respectable” publications, e.g., Heather Mac Donald’s articles at City Journal and elsewhere. In Britain, by contrast, there is, for example, an ongoing epidemic of “knife crimes” in London, and the society is obsessed and bent out of shape about these crimes, yet the fact that virtually all of these crimes are being committed by blacks is never mentioned by any mainstream reporter or columnist, or even (as can be seen in the Telegraph article) by ordinary readers sending comments to newspapers. The flowery socio-babble constantly employed by the British to avoid mentioning the nonwhite reality of violent crime in their once-peaceful country would be funny if it were not so contemptible.
Ortelio writes (11:58 a.m.):
The American realist comment wasn’t tolerated very long on the Telegraph website, before being expunged. “Hate speech”, I suppose.LA replies:
Terrible. I just sent this comment to the Telegraph:LA continues:
I just realized that when I said in my comment to the Telegraph that the American reader’s comment was factual, that was not entirely correct. The American reader said that the majority of street crime in London is committed by blacks against whites. I don’t know about street crime overall, but the main issue here is knife crime, and, as I remember, we had a discussion a few months ago in which it was made clear that the majority of the victims of these crimes have been minorities. Of course, there have also been a large number of attacks on and murders of whites as well. The main issue here is not the race of the victims, but the race of the perpetrators, and the fact that it is never mentioned. In this the American reader is correct. The American reader is also correct that white people in Britain are being repeatedly violently attacked by blacks (and Muslims) and that this fact is NEVER mentioned in the mainstream media.Katherine B. writes:
Does PC strangulation get any sillier? Martin on June 23 at 05:55pm comments on the Prince William article:LA replies:
Let’s see how long Martin’s comment stays up.David B. writes:
You are right that the British are worse than we are in this regard. In an American newpaper, there will be a fair amount of comments about the racial nature of crimes like this. In Britain, very few and taken down quickly.June 24
That’s the essential difference. In America’s there’s SOME racial truth spoken in public venues. In Britain there’s NONE. It’s strange to watch these Brits talk about a massive racial phenomenon and never mention race. HOW CAN THEY STAND IT? If they would all just start rebelling against the strictures, the system would break down.But they don’t. They’re all strangled up inside. Who would have imagined, say, a hundred years ago, that the famous British politeness and understatement would make them a people perfectly suited to totalitarianism?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 23, 2009 11:32 AM | Send