VFR’s Rules on How to Protect Yourself from Black Violence and White Political Correctness
When John Derbyshire’s “The Talk: Nonblack Version” was published, you and I agreed that it could stand improvement. The key part of the article is Section 10. I appreciate your humor in adding rules to that section, based on specific recent crimes. I would like to take Derbyshire’s list, edit out the redundancies, and add some more general truths that he overlooked. In addition to the main idea, which is about how to avoid being victimized by black violence, I’ve included further points about how to avoid being victimized by the forces of political correctness.
Here is my revision of Section 10:
10(a) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
Perhaps the VFR brain trust can contribute additional admonitions.
10(b) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally. Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks, such as “African American Day” at the amusement park. If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
10(c) Do not involve yourself in blacks’ personal business. If they are arguing with each other or smacking their children, stay out of it. Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway, unless you are confident that you grasp the situation.
10(d) Understand that even a simple, polite admonishment directed at a black may incite a violent response. Weigh this before you ask blacks to pick up their litter, to stop talking during a movie, or to put out cigarettes in a non-smoking area.
10(e) If accosted by an unknown black man in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving. Do not stop to give him the time, a cigarette, or directions. Do not allow him to distract you, engage you in conversation, or take your hand. The man who accosts you may be entirely innocent but these types of openings are part of the predator’s modus operandi.
10(f) Be aware that in a confrontation with a black in public, you are on your own. You cannot count on the support of your fellow whites. Some will automatically take sides against you to demonstrate their anti-racism.
10(g) Be extremely guarded when expressing any negative views about blacks. These should only be shared with family members or close friends whom you know to be like-minded and trustworthy. Unless you are completely independent of mainstream career considerations, never post such views on the Internet under your real name.
10(h) At school or in the workplace, maintain a “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” attitude about race. Avoid disagreements with blacks that may come to the attention of your superiors. It is likely that your superiors will find it convenient to side with the black party and you will be on record as a troublemaker. Avoid even the most benign racial humor or generalizations as they are likely to be held against you—there are blacks who look for any excuse to take offense.
10(i) Never use racial slurs. Expunge them from your vocabulary. If one slips out even under extreme provocation it will weigh heavily against you.
10(j) Fear of seeming racist makes whites more vulnerable to black predators. Do not let politeness prevent you from taking measures for your security: locking your car door when blacks approach, crossing the street to avoid a group of them, ignoring “friendly” advances, leaving a place where they are congregating.
10(k) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians. Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
An excellent piece of work, and much needed. And of course it can continue to be refined and expanded by others.
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I will start the process by adding to your list the five or so rules I had previously gradually added to Derbyshire’s, all of them advising people not to do things that white people actually did do and that got them killed or injured by blacks. Then I will continue to add other rules as they come up. Each item is linked to the incident on which it is based. Rules written by people other than myself will include the contributor’s name.
10(l) If you have stopped your car at an intersection and your car is surrounded by a mob of threatening blacks and one of them throws a rock at your car window, do not get out of your car to confront the rock thrower. Stay in your car and drive away as quickly as you can.
10(m) If you see a black man with his baby daughter who is crying incessantly, do not walk up to him and ask him if the child is all right. Mind your own business.
10(n) Do not drive a car in the neighborhood of the University of Southern California unless it is part of a convoy.
10(o) If you see a black man drop a beer bottle or other trash outside your home, do not ask him, even very politely, to pick it up.
10(p) If you are walking along a street, and a car with black males in it almost runs you over, do not yell out, “Hey, watch where you’re going!”
10(q) If a well-dressed, strange young black man wants to look at your for-sale condominium, and the security guy at the front desk calls you from the lobby offering to accompany him to your apartment, do not say to the security guy, “Oh, we wouldn’t want him to think we don’t trust him.” Accept the security guy’s offer.
10(r) While it is important for your physical survival to take blackness into account when encountering black individuals or finding yourself in a black neighborhood or at a beach or amusement park with many blacks, when it comes to your social survival you should pretend to be unconscious of blackness. If someone says, “There are a lot of blacks in the park today,” the safest response is, “Really? I hadn’t noticed.” Being aware of race, in any context outside of fulsome praise, is tantamount to racism. (Paul K., July 25, 2012.)
10(s) If you find yourself in a subway car with a group of misbehaving blacks, do not ask them to relax or calm down. Do not say anything to them. Promptly leave the subway car. (July 31, 2012.)
(The above item may seem redundant, since the essential principle is stated above at 10(d). But it is useful to flesh out the list with specifics provided by particular incidents.)
10(t) Don’t joke about Africa. Don’t joke about anything related to black people. Don’t say anything about black people at all, even if it’s innocent, unless it looks like you’re addressing grievances they’ve suffered. (Jake F., July 31, 2012.) More simply, since blacks are sacred, don’t say anything which might be construed as being negative about blacks. Normally if you joke about something or someone, it can be construed as negative. (Forta Leza, July 31, 2012.)
10(u) If you live in a rural town and see a black youth from a neighborhing foster care home for at-risk youth lingering in front of your house, do not “think nothing of it.” Lock your house, then call the police and ask them to check the youth out.
10(v) If you are about to approach your car in a quiet parking lot and see a thuggish looking black man lurking there and you are worried about him, do not, out of fear of seeming racist, continue to walk to your car. Wait for the man to leave, or ask store security to accompany you to your car.
10(w) If you are serving black females in a restaurant, don’t refill their water glasses too often.
10(x) If a black driving your stolen car claims he found it and is returning it, don’t believe him and offer to drive him home. Or, more simply: Don’t believe anything a black driving your stolen car says. (James P., August 20, 2012)
10(y) If you are a white woman walking alone and unarmed on an isolated path in a city park where a white woman was stabbed to death by a young black man four months ago and the killer has not been found, and a young black man comes up to you and asks you for the time, do not stop and give him the time.
10(z) In the presence of blacks, do not use any word or term with which they might be unfamiliar, as it is quite likely they will jump to the conclusion that it is racist. This applies to words from foreign languages such as “amigo” (sounds like “Negro”); words familiar only to well-read people, such as “niggardly”; or terms and expressions that employ the adjective “black,” such as “black hole” or “black sheep of the family,” as blacks will infer a racist meaning. (Paul K., September 30, 2012.)
10(aa) As all stereotypes about blacks are wrong, when blacks are behaving in such a way as to confirm a negative stereotype, you should dismiss it blandly and forget about it immediately. Otherwise, you may begin to adopt stereotypical thinking, and to express stereotypical ideas. (Paul K., October 1, 2012.)
10(bb) If while you are walking on a sidewalk or alleyway or anywhere a group of shambling black youths are approaching you from the other direction, do not walk near them. Change your direction. Avoid any close proximity to young black males in a group, unless they are clearly not of the thug type. (October 9, 2012.)
10(*) When in a place frequented by blacks, have an escape route in mind and don’t allow yourself to be trapped or surrounded. On the subway, always stand near a door, and on city sidewalks stay close to the curb.
A friend suffered a crushed eye socket when a giant black man walking along a New York sidewalk “randomly” attacked him. Since he didn’t die, it wasn’t “fit to print” in the media. I escaped from black muggers by running in front of a taxi.
Regarding Paul K.’s point 10(d):
Understand that even a simple, polite admonishment directed at a black may incite a violent response. Weigh this before you ask blacks to pick up their litter, to stop talking during a movie, or to put out cigarettes in a non-smoking area.
When I am in restaurants, I regularly ask people to lower their voices when they are speaking too loudly. My formula, which works 90 percent of the time, is, “Would you lower your voice, please?” On occasion I’ve done the same toward blacks, and they politely lowered their voices, just as the whites generally do. But this was in nice diners frequented largely by Upper West Side yuppie types.
Not always. Once in a McDonald’s a few years back there was a black man talking loudly on his cellphone and I asked him to lower his voice. He came to my table and stood over me, saying, “Were you telling me to stop talking?” I looked up at him and said, “No, I was asking you to lower your voice.” He walked back to his table, and complained loudly to his cellphone interlocutor about me, and then he proceeded to lower his voice.
However, given the greatly exacerbated, hair-trigger black violence of more recent years (let’s say since January 20, 2009), I probably would not say this to a black in a McDonald’s or similar low-class environment today.
Here’s an anecdote from 2008 about a tête-à-tête I had with an angry black woman on a bus when I asked her to lower her voice that may be of interest.
A reader writes:
Reminds me of the research doctor, just retired from American Cancer Society, who was murdered by a black guy (aged 21 or so), whom she let come up to look at her on-the-market $1.5 million condo apartment against the advice of the security guy at the front desk.
Yes, Jeanne Calle. I posted that, and have referred back to it several times.
Which leads to another item to add to the list:
10(*) If a well-dressed, strange young black man wants to look at your for-sale condominium, and the security guy at the front desk calls you from the lobby offering to accompany him to your apartment, do not say to the security guy, “Oh, we wouldn’t want him to think we don’t trust him.” Accept the security guy’s offer.
And I’m sorry to be so repetitive, but I can’t help but asking: Would Rich Lowry regard this advice as “nasty and indefensible?” Would Andrew McCarthy regard it as a noxious, racialist rejection of the dignity of the individual person?
Clem P. writes:
I like the idea of these rules. It is important to have these safeguards.
July 25, 2012
I think (a) thru (f) are right on the money.
The man who accosts you may be entirely innocent but these types of openings are part of the predator’s modus operandi.
On the subject of innocent blacks, I think this is an important point and it is one that has in the past had a huge neutering effect on whites, and not just with regard to potential unknown assailants. It’s like, black conservatives are great, or my black neighbor is a great guy. We cannot let the fact that there are decent blacks prevent us from protecting ourselves physically or politically. People get caught in the middle in all kinds of life questions and situations
However, I feel uncomfortable with (g) and (h), and even (i) to an extent, which deal with how to avoid being punished for having non-PC opinions about blacks. I’m not saying I disagree, but at some point this must change or we are becoming little better than slaves.
I think (j) is the opposite of (g) and (h). Security is so much more than relative physical well being. The will to live is unquestionable and I hate to sound clichéd but without freedom of speech and freedom of association and liberty in general we have lost almost everything that many people died to protect. Then it really is Black-Run America.
Paul K. writes:
The incident in which Greek Olympic jumper Voula Papachristous was expelled from the Greek Olympic team days before the start of the 2012 Olympics for telling a joke about African immigrants on Twitter suggests yet another rule that whites should follow as they make their way through BRA (Black-Run America)—or is it now BRW (Black-Run World)?
Rule 10(r) While it is important for your physical survival to take blackness into account when encountering black individuals or finding yourself in a black neighborhood or at a beach or amusement park with many blacks, when it comes to your social survival you should pretend to be unconscious of blackness. If someone says, “There are a lot of blacks in the park today,” the safest response is, “Really? I hadn’t noticed.” Being aware of race, in any context outside of fulsome praise, is tantamount to racism.
At the same time, it’s of course all right to say, in a tone of distaste and disgust, that the Tea Party is overwhelmingly white, or to speak of the repulsive whiteness of an all-white city.
We should remember that Paul’s rules on how to avoid the punishments of PC apply mainly to people who have a mainstream career or social position and thus are vulnerable to having their lives, prospects, and family well-being severely damaged by even the mildest expression of non-liberal truth about blacks or even, as in the case of Voulu Papachristou, by a harmless joke about blacks. The rules would not apply to persons who do not have that vulnerability, such as, for example, myself.
Paul K. replies:
I note that some readers are disturbed by these rules, thinking that they show we are caving in to PC and BRA. The point, though, is to show clearly the limits that liberalism has placed on our speech and behavior. Of course it shouldn’t be this way, and it needn’t be this way forever, but it is this way now. And, until we absorb the implications of that fact, we will not resist it. Thus, adding new rules to take into account as-yet-unanticipated restrictions, as after the Voula Papachristou incident, serves to remind us that every day we are surrendering more and more of our liberty.
I just want to repeat Paul’s key idea, that the point of articulating these rules is not only to help protect ourselves from PC, but to dramatize the limits that liberalism has already placed on our speech and behavior.
M. Jose writes:
Regarding your rule 10(x), honestly, that is one rule that probably does not need to be race-specific. Generally, if someone is driving your stolen car, it is not a good idea to trust what they say.
I would suggest two key points that I think you’re missing. One, it’s inconceivable that a non-black person, having stolen a car from the owner’s house, would then drive the car on the street in front of the owner’s house, and when the owner called out to him, claim that he had found the car and was returning it. Only black criminals, with their extremely low IQ, do such stupid things to inculpate themselves and then make up these wildly ridiculous, transparent lies.
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Two, in the event that a white person did steal a car and then tell the owner he had found it and was returning it, the owner wouldn’t believe him. What happened here was a typical example of the extra indulgence that whites give blacks. Remember the story about the woman in the parking lot in Bakersfield, California. She thought the man lurking in the parking lot looked threatening, but she “didn’t want to seem racist,” so she proceeded to her car, where the man proceeded to kidnap her and rape her. If the man lurking menacingly in the parking lot had been white, the woman would not have had the fear of seeming racist and would not have walked to her car. It was the thug’s blackness, and the compulsion to give blacks the benefit of the doubt in order not to seem racist, that compelled the woman to act so irrationally and get herself raped.
And there’s a third point. These rules, while true and valid, also have a humorous side. By taking the specific circumstances of a particular story of whites’ amazing and fatal naivité about black violence (e.g., a woman’s car is missing, she sees a black youth driving the car on her street, she calls out to him, he tells he found the car down the street and is returning it to her, and she believes him, gets in the car and offers to drive him home, and he then beats her within an inch of her life), and turning it into a formal rule of a behavior to be avoided, I am dramatizing how absurd white people’s behavior is.