|The Ghost of Paley
Joined: Oct. 2005
|I presume the people who are calling you racist are acting on much more than a simple claim that black neighborhoods have more crime.|
Not really. The charge of racism comes primarily from my citation of The Color of Crime, a study carried out by two white nationalists (racists, in other words). Whatever you may think of the study's authors (and I've whacked Jared Taylor on occasion meself), the study's claims remain mind-numbingly empirical, and can be readily falsified by checking the Dept. of Justice's database. In fact, I replicated at least one of their calculations in the "Liberal Bias" thread.
In addition, my views on immigration have also churned a lot of liberal stomachs. Are these views racist? I don't see how. My plan limits immigration to culturally compatible groups (East Indians, Jews, N.E. Asians), while barring access to groups who fit poorly with a Western lifestyle. I have never argued that biology determines cultural incompatibility, and given the evidence, I don't see how I could. Why, for example, are the Jews more Westernised, than, say, Arabs? Can't be race. Why East Indians and not Pakistanis? From a racial point of view, my plan is incoherent: but take a look at the culture and the pieces converge. The ironic thing is, I'm willing to make these decisions on a case-by-case basis, and rely strictly on the evidence. If the evidence shows that Jamaicans assimilate more readily than Russians (and they may very well, for all that I know), then I would choose the former to the latter. Objective, empirical criteria are not only welcome, but needed.
Aye, but there's the rub -- liberals know that objective standards would lead to a de facto exclusion of certain groups, and rather than offer foreign aid to smooth cultural deficiencies (if the host nations so desire), they would rather ignore the descrepancies and waste a lot of money trying to acclimate the groups after they cross the borders, while strangling civil liberties in the process. Clearly, this is insane. Clearly, this is unnecessary. And that's why I proposed the PaleyPlan.
It's OK to think for yourself, guys......don't be intimidated! If you don't stand up for yourself now, the vice of Political Correctness will continue to tighten as reality opposes fiction. Look, as a white American man, I'm going to be loathed by much of the world regardless of my actions. So I might as well embrace reality and be hated, rather than appease and still be hated. At least I won't loathe the person staring back in the mirror.
Dey can't 'andle my riddim.