There’s a part of me after reading that comment that makes me feel very depressed. Somebody who was just a mere race racist will soon descend into the depths of real racism, and soon develop hate and contempt for black people. Some will say that those people are beyond the pale, and that there isn’t much that we can do with somebody with those viewpoints to begin with, but there’s a part of me that feels that it’s possible to stop people from back sliding into what some would call racist viewpoints. Yet, my job is admittedly made difficult by the presence of those people who decide that a life of crime is the best way to live, and their crypto-allies who back their causes implicitly or under the weird prism of some radical social construction fueled by the mental equivalent of lard.
After some time at the HBD community, I had dropped my premise that the best way to save black people was for all of us to act white. It made little sense after realizing that it didn’t magically make blacks smarter, so it was effectively useless in building the community. In retrospect, I was wrong, and given the slow spread of these stories and YouTube videos, the best solution that we’re going to have as a community is to shame those who misbehave, save those who can be saved, and maybe admit that long stays in prison may be best for those of us who do drag us down and prevent the greater black population from being isolated from the rest of the nation. Of course, I’d imagine that there are some who’d argue that I’m just tool, and admittedly, I’m a bit of a rent seeking whore that wants my white friends, white wife, mixed race children, and home in a white neighbourhood, so one can forgive me for my pro-white bias. Regardless, the pro-black, half-assed escape from responsibility message hasn’t worked for nearly two generations, and quite frankly we can’t excuse the behaviour of our worst members of the community for the sake of racial pride or togetherness. Given that we can’t exactly take the law into our own hands, I suspect the best most of us can do is to raise our children, shame the younger kids before the go play with guns, drugs, and other bad influences, and try and guide our young men and women into something better. Otherwise, we may find ourselves without the sympathies of our liberal white population, and back to square one facing the metaphorical bad end of a bayonet.