Honest Guy: I could be seen as culturally conservative on the crime issue as well as a “race realist” in some ways
There’s nothing wrong with saying that Whites are smarter than Blacks and Hispanics at the moment. That’s not even controversial. And it is certainly a valid hypothesis that genetics are involved at some level.
Blacks commit tidal waves of crime, especially violent crime, just about everywhere they live, and this calls for an explanation. Usually we have all sorts of fake excuses for this depending on the country.
In the US it’s the legacy of slavery and racism.
No idea what they invoke in the Caribbean.
In the UK, it is simply racism. Obviously the racism excuse won’t fly in the Caribbean or Africa where Whites at the very least are outside of power and at worst, are barely present in any numbers at all. Nor will the slavery excuse work in Africa.
In Africa, the legacy of Western colonialism is blamed. However, I have read accounts from the first European explorers in Africa about what the continent was like before there was any colonialism. The explorers’ accounts were strikingly similar although they weren’t sharing notes. And if anything, Blacks acted much worse before they were colonized than the do now post-colonialism! I’m not saying colonialism made them act any better, but the legacy of colonialism hypothesis is certainly junk theory.
I do feel there is a biological or genetic factor at root in Black crime, but unlike most who use this to advocate for segregation or separation, I’d like to figure out exactly what is going on so maybe we could try some interventions. There are pills for every mental illness out there, and bad Black behavior is certainly not as disturbed as illnesses like Bipolar Disorder, which is treated very well with pills.
Honest Guy: but incidents like last weekend in Chicago (where I lived for 11 years) remind us of the hideous dysfunctionality of so much of the “urban Black” ghetto population and how much that hurts liberal/Left movements politically.
Fox News and the like are of course having a field day with all this, and the majority of the Cultural Left makes this so much easier for them by their incessant denials, rationalizations, excuses etc.
You are absolutely correct, comrade! I feel exactly the same way. I’ve written about my feelings about the Black underclass (ghetto Blacks) before, and I’m no fan of it at all. In fact, I really hate that whole culture.
And yes, I haven’t talked about it much on here, but we on the Left are blowing it big-time on this crime issue by doing exactly what you say we are doing. It’s disastrous but it flows right out of Critical Race Theory, which is not only the official dogma of the Democratic Party now but is also the reigning ideology of the entire land! If you are practicing CRT politics, you can have no response to Black epidemic crime other incessant denials, rationalizations, excuses, etc! Any rational response like cracking down on the criminals is seen as racist!