Alpha Unit: What do you propose, Robert? What should be done about Black people?
Nothing! I object to the question in the first place. The truth is that there’s nothing whatsoever wrong with Black people. Per se. There’s nothing wrong with Alpha. We have had many Blacks coming to this site for many years, and there was not a damned thing wrong with any of them. Or, more accurately, they were no more screwed up, dysfunctional, or poorly behaved than your average White person.
There’s literally nothing wrong with being Black. Per se.
There’s the rib. I don’t care if Black people are screwed up, nuts, poorly behaved, irresponsible, impetuous, impulsive, dysfunctional, poorly behaved, failed, aggressive, violent, criminal, or even murderous.
We all are. Humans are all of those things. White people are all of those things. I assure you that you can find more Whites than you can count that have all of these qualities in spades. I’ve been meeting them my whole life. I ought to be more scared of Whites than Blacks.
As long as Black people have those qualities at the same levels as my people, it’s all good. No one’s asking for perfection for God’s sake.
I refer to a certain type of Black person below.
No Black has ever harmed me physically. They’ve menaced me, sure. They’ve stolen from me, oh Hell yeah! That’s a Black specialty of a certain type of Black person – thievery! They’ve conned me and manipulated the living hell out of me. Of course. A certain type of Black person are masters of con artistry and manipulating others.
They’ve displayed a remarkably low level of empathy towards me – in short, they really cared nothing whatsoever about me, my feelings, needs, and desires, how they hurt me, how they made me feel.
They also felt absolutely zero guilt over how they harmed me in remarkably non-empathetic, psychopathic-appearing manners. Low empathy for others is another Black specialty of a certain type of Black person. They display this more than any other race, and they excel at this quality.
They don’t all display this!
But if you look at the group as a whole, yes, Blacks have lower empathy than Whites. Maybe 2X lower. Or put another way, Whites are twice as empathetic as Blacks. Nevertheless, most of both Blacks and Whites probably have empathy levels somewhere in the normal range.
Blacks are also more psychopathic than Whites. Maybe 2X higher. But most Blacks are not psychopaths. Perhaps 4% of Black men are psychopaths. Perhaps 2% of White men are psychopaths.
But when it comes to subclinical psychopathy (1-19 on the PCL). Black scores are 2X as high as Whites. Scores of 1-19 on the PCL are within the normal range. That is, if you score in that range, you are not a clinical psychopath. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have any psychopathy going on. It’s more that your psychopathy is at a low enough level that we choose you call you normal and non-psychopathic.
Say your average White scores a 6 on the PCL. Perhaps your average Black scores a 12 on the PCL. Neither average person is a psychopath in any way. They are both within the normal range.
Although both are normal and not psychopaths, the Black will still be more psychopathic than the White. That is because the PCL allows quite a bit of psychopathy while still classing one as normal. It’s only when one’s psychopathy starts getting seriously out of line (PCL score => 20) that we call someone a clinical psychopath.
I refer to a certain type of Black person here and you all know exactly who I am talking about. You hang around enough Black people long enough and you will be:
1. Victimized. Repeatedly. In some way or another. If you are extremely careful of the Blacks you associate with, you can avoid this, but most of us are not so picky and lucky.
2. Stolen from. They’re going to rip you off by hook or by crook, one way or another. I will say that it is normally for small amounts, less than $100 and usually less than $30. Black people nickel and dime you to death. Petty thievery, often less than $30 a shot, is habitual and nearly an everyday thing for a certain type of Black people. I’ve never had a Black person steal more than $80 from me though.
Once again, if you are very choosy about the Blacks you associate with, you will never be a victim of thievery, but most Whites are not so picky. Perhaps we ought to be.
I want to help Black people. Not the Blacks who hang out here. They don’t need my help because there’s nothing wrong with them. They don’t need to be fixed.
But maybe there’s a lot of others who do. I think Black behavior as a race, a whole, is a serious problem. Not on an individual level. But there’s enough “of us acting bad,” as Tulio puts it (“Face it, we don’t act very good”) that it is a serious problem.
And that problem hits Black people more than any other race. In fact, it out and out nukes them. Well, maybe Black people enjoy being Holocausted like this. But I doubt it. It’s not an openly suicidal race in the way that any human is suicidal. Blacks don’t like it, they think it’s a problem, but they have no idea what to do about it.
And when antiracists shut down the whole public health crisis, incarceration crisis, “behavioral crisis,” etc. in the Black community, it is curious. They don’t want to help their own people.
89% of Black homicides are at other Blacks. The rest of us get off easy. Blacks are going out of their way not to murder us!
And they are going out of their way not to rape us either. Or not to victimize us at all. WN’s scream about how many White women Black men rape every year. Well it’s a lot. They throw up how many Black women White men rape, which is around zero.
Well, so what? There are 5X fewer Black women than White women. And 5X more of them get raped by Black men every year than White women. You do the math. 10X more likely to get raped than White women? Why aren’t Black women screaming about this?
I mean some are – check the website What about Our Daughters? But mostly it is this conspiracy of silence, and everyone who brings it up gets called racist and shut down. Standing up for Black victims of Black crime, Black murder, and rape victims is racism? Wow. So we better not discuss it? Because talking about victims and standing up for Black victims is racism. If you do that, you’re a Nazi.
Mostly I blame Black people for all of this. Look: What’s the reason for all of this? Three choices:
1. Evil racists forces a lot of Black people to act terrible.
2. Bad Black genes make a lot of Black people inherently messed up and dangerous.
3. Certain lousy Black cultures cause a lot of Black people to act awful.
I reject #1. I don’t feel like supporting #2 at the moment, though there might be something to it. Anyway, genes are not destiny.
I’ll take Door #3. But when I do that, I am an evil racist. See?
The only acceptable answer is #1. Project the blame over on Whites, blame Whites for all of this, and wage forever wars against racism because bad Black behavior never ends. The theory says that if Blacks act bad, it’s racism that’s doing it. And Blacks will keep acting bad. As long as they do, there will, by this theory, be horrible racism problem in the US. Which we need a forever war against. Follow?
But what if the theory is wrong? What if it’s not racism that is causing the problem? Then the endless wars on racism are worthless. We are using the wrong cure for the problem. That never fixes anything. Even if you cannot observe the racism in society (we are getting there), there always must be horrific racism even if it’s invisible. Bad Black behavior proves that.
Nowadays you can’t see a lot of anti-Black racism. But it’s obviously still horribly there. Black behavior proves it.
So we get all these theories to explain the racism that must obviously be there because Black behavior proves it is there.
How can there be racism if we can’t even see it anymore? Well it must be invisible. It’s must be “structural racism.” The structures themselves are horribly racist, but we can’t even see it. They just are.
Then there’s all this invisible racism. Turns out Whites have racist minds even if they don’t act racist. Well, those White people’s racist thoughts are forcing Blacks to act bad. So White people are thought criminals and need to start thinking differently, right?
Not too much obvious discrimination and hate? Well then that must be invisible too. It can’t be seen because it’s at the micro level. Hence we have microaggressions.
Every little tiny micro-behavior hurts Blacks and makes them act bad. Well, no matter how many wars on microaggressions and structural racism we wage, they will never go away since as long as Black people act bad, these invisible racisms will still be there, as the theory proves.
So we are waging a forever war against something we can’t see, something that probably isn’t even causing the problem in the first place, and something that will always be there no matter how hard we fight it.
That seems like a bad idea. It also seems really dumb.