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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How whites react

It's hard to make it through a day without reading about some situation which makes you think, hmm, if the races had been reversed, the sky would have come falling down.

Another such, a Black Lives Matter protest at Dartmouth College, took place this past weekend. BLM protesters rampaged through a Dartmouth library, yelling at the students who were trying to study.

They yelled:

“Fuck you, you filthy white fucks!”

“Fuck you and your comfort!”

“Fuck you, you racist shits!”

(Ah, the Ivy League: it takes only the best of the best.)


Throngs of protesters converged around fellow students who had not joined in their long march. They confronted students who bore “symbols of oppression”: “gangster hats” and Beats-brand headphones. The flood of demonstrators self-consciously overstepped every boundary, opening the doors of study spaces with students reviewing for exams. Those who tried to close their doors were harassed further. One student abandoned the study room and ran out of the library. The protesters followed her out of the library, shouting obscenities the whole way.

Students who refused to listen to or join their outbursts were shouted down. “Stand the f*** up!” “You filthy racist white piece of s***!” Men and women alike were pushed and shoved by the group. “If we can’t have it, shut it down!” they cried. Another woman was pinned to a wall by protesters who unleashed their insults, shouting “filthy white b****!” in her face.


Take a look at the reactions of the white students who were trying to study to the protesters in the embedded video in this article

For the most part, they kept their heads down, and didn't respond at all, each obviously hoping that he or she wouldn't be singled out for special abuse. 

Their behavior reminded me of nothing so much as the way people react to a large, barking dog: they try not to show fear, but at the same time don't do anything to antagonize it, and hope it won't bite them. 

This is an almost universal pattern. When whites see young black men on the street, they often feel trepidation, but they've also had it drilled into them that it's "racist" to feel such an emotion, so they try to hide that reaction. Occasionally, a white will do something overt like clutch her handbag closer and cross to the other side of the street. Blacks, of course, inevitably interpret this as proof of whites' innate "racism."

Whites instinctively sense that they are dealing with creatures who don't have the same level of inhibitions and constraints on their behavior as they do, so they walk on eggshells hoping not to provoke them. This is the dynamic that plays out in that video.

And it's a dynamic that is near universal. It's not as if this is the way it plays out at Dartmouth but not  at Cornell, or in Hanover but not in Portsmouth. This is the basic dynamic in every town, in every state, and at every college in the country.

Some whites are so afraid of blacks that they actually join these rallies, hoping to somehow placate and pacify them by showing "solidarity." (You can see some whites marching along at Dartmouth, though they are nowhere near as obstreperous and aggressive as some of the blacks are.) 

It's hard to even imagine a bunch of unruly whites disrupting black students who are trying to study, yelling, "Fuck you, you filthy black fucks!" and and "Stand the fuck up!" and "Filthy black bitch!" while pushing and shoving the black students, who would only respond meekly, if at all. 

It's an image that just won't come to mind. 

But if it ever did happen, we'd never hear the end of it. There would be endless editorials by the New York Times and their ilk, likening this horrible behavior to Nazism and the resurgence of the KKK.

The Dartmouth protest, however, will just fade down the memory hole, like countless other incidents of its kind. After all, the polite thing to do is to pretend you didn't notice it. 

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel zero sympathy for the BLM cause. Hopefully, more and morw people will wake up and stop supporting the bullies behind the movement.

-birdie

John Craig said...

Birdie --
Agreed. But the more publicity these protests get, especially when they have videos, the better for the opposition.

Quartermain said...

What are the odds they wouldn't try in a red-neck or biker bar? For that matter try it at a college in Appalachia? I have no sympathy or respect for those animals.

John Craig said...

Allan --
You're right, I suppose there are a few places they wouldn't try that.

Peñaflor said...

Good point about the videos, John. These protesters are so wrapped up in themselves they have very little idea of how what they are doing appears to the outside world, to anyone who does not already share their beliefs or who is not a status-striving liberal masochist. It was interesting how the Mizzou protesters went after a reporter working for ESPN, an outlet that is already sympathetic to the social justice movement. The BLM people have no inkling of how they are sabotaging their own cause, which gives me hope that it will burn out sooner rather than later. What's keeping it going are probably the sympathies of whites and Asians who want to prove their progressive bonafides.

John Craig said...

Penaflor --
Thank you.

"Status-striving liberal masochists" -- well put.

And yes, these protesters seem to have no idea how much they're hurting their own cause.

Anonymous said...

John Derbyshire is right, white people are pussies.

John Craig said...

Anon --
I don't blame any of the kids who were studying; if they had been confrontational, it could easily have turned physical -- as it was, the protesters were pushing and shoving some of the students -- and if it had, the blacks would likely have had no qualms about joining in, whereas all of the whites would have been too intimidated, so it would have been one against however many.

Peñaflor said...

John, it would be interesting to do a profile of whites and Asians who support BLM. Aside from the academics, for whom this is the radical cause that gives their lives and careers meaning, what's in it for a Greek life council coordinator to cast her lot with a mob that can't think straight or talk rationally?

Have you noticed how physically unattractive so many of these social justice types are? Every time I see an article about polyamory, I am surprised not by the fact that they are engaging in some unorthodox sexual and social practice, but rather by how schlubby and dumpy everyone looks. Is the social justice movement one big effort to draw mustaches on the faces of the emaciated female models being thrust upon the world by mostly gay fashion designers?

John Craig said...

Penaflor --
"Is the social justice movement one big effort to draw mustaches on the faces of the emaciated female models being thrust upon the world by mostly gay fashion designers?" -- again, well put.

I"m often struck by the same thing. The white males who tag along with this movement almost always seem to be on the low testosterone side, and the white women are almost always unattractive.

The polyamory thing is a different issue. I'd heard that women who are "swingers" are unattractive, then I looked at some pictures and saw that was true. And I'd always known that lesbians tended towards a certain boyish dumpiness. As far as the rest of the gamut, I can't claim any familiarity, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the same tendency applied.

As far as the profile of whites and Asians who subscribe to BLM, I think that the obvious applies: they've drunk the Kool Aid and think that this is how they prove that they're "good" people. Pathetic, but true.

Anonymous said...

Unrelated, but I am tired of being the only sane man on this comments forum:
http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2015/11/migration-as-poverty-reduction.html
Guy is calling for open borders.

John Craig said...

Anon --
I've got my hands full with this blog but maybe someone else would like to take a shot.

Anonymous said...

Also,
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-declares-all-atheists-are-terrorists-in-new-law-to-crack-down-on-political-dissidents-9228389.html
"Article one of the new provisions defines terrorism as "calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based"."
Very tolerant of them!

John Craig said...

Anon --
Not really all that surprising; haven't I heard that if an infidel is caught in Mecca during Ramadan, he's put to death? (Or is my information outdated?) The Saudis have never been known for their tolerance.

I wonder how many European Christian refugees the Syrians would have accepted during WWII, and if they would have offered the same kind of welfare and benefits that the Euros are now offering.

Jokah Macpherson said...

Are these "protesters" students? i can't quite tell. At any rate, if they are, I would be extremely upset if i was a teenager who had applied there and been rejected.

John Craig said...

Jokah --
I was under the impression they were students, though now that you bring it up, I certainly can't say for sure.

And yes, ha, good point.

Remnant said...

A few random thoughts on this:

The cognitive, emotional and sociability gaps between blacks and other groups at top colleges due to affirmative action is truly stunning. It is really greater than most of us can fathom. A video like that in the link makes this clear. Fundamentally, these students are enraged at their own lack of suitability to fit in.

The extent and uniformity of black solidarity is stunning. When, in the last hundred years, has anyone seen whites join together over _anything_ to the degree that blacks, triggered by trivialities, do routinely?

These protesters are their own worst enemies. The protests of the '60s enabled the radicals to take over the universities. This time, they are shooting themselves in the foot. There may be short-term victories for these people, but they will be pyrrhic ones. In the longer-term, whites -- including even the administrators and aging white radicals -- are not going to tolerate this. Parents, donors and real students will react and adjust, maybe behind the scenes and slowly over time, but this cannot last.

John Craig said...

Remnant --
Your first paragraph is a perfect analysis of why these protests occur. I've often thought that the biggest difference between the races is not cognitive, though that gap is very real, but emotional: blacks simply have far fewer inhibitions than whites and yellows.

Yes, you can always count on blacks to stick up for other blacks; whites have been intimidated into silence for a long time by all the talk of racism. But what is racial solidarity other than racism? It's the ones who are the most racist themselves who are constantly throwing around the accusation of racism.

I half agree with your last paragraph. One would think that this behavior would provoke a reaction among whites, but it's been going on for decades and we still have the current situation, which has been enforced by the media: only whites can be considered to do wrong, blacks are always blameless.

Remnant said...

The "HBD community", if we can call it that, has far far too overemphasized IQ over all other traits. This has had several (bad) effects: it has falsely tended to conflate other groups (Whites, Asians, Jews) simply on the basis of IQ. But as we have seen at various UC campuses, there can be real differences between the approaches of Asians and Whites to scholarly activity, and it means real conflicts of interest. Second, as John stated, it tends to underestimate the extent to which Black-White differences are about "intelligence". It is about much more than that (I am put in mind of John's posts about the smartest guy he ever knew.)

"what is racial solidarity other than racism?"

This. I totally agree. Think of some of the "causes" blacks have joined together over: Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton flew out to Univ. of Minnesota (?) to defend six violent athletes who had attacked whites. Can you imagine two white leaders making a stink in defense of white _felons_ who attached black students at a campus? Of course we cannot. It's absurd on its face. But blacks come together over causes, that -- were the races reversed -- would strike us as sickeningly, even grotesquely racist. Most people don't see it because they unconsciously have radically different standards for white and black behavior.

On the white reaction, I think these campus incidents are part of a broader cultural trend marking the separation of the races. It's not so much just a college thing. I think we are reaching a period where whites are going to start saying (or thinking, and acting on such thoughts) "enough". It won't be overnight, but there is going to be a major cultural reorganization coming.

John Craig said...

Remnant --
Yes, Jackson and Sharpton are not outliers, but represent a large portion of the black community (well over half) who just automatically side with other blacks no matter what the issue, no mater where the fault lies.

I agree, a backlash seems to be taking place. Just read the comments section in any online publication which allows comments. And even non-political people I speak to these days seem to be fed up. But where they go with that is another question. In the meantime, it probably bodes well for Trump.

Remnant said...

Trump will be good for White America. But the fact is he will also be good for Black America. Trump has the strength, credibility and toughness to call out blacks and to have them actually respect it. He is not somebody who can easily and simply be tarred as a racist: he is a straight-talker who has worked with blacks for decades. If Trump calls them out, at least some blacks will respond positively to it. So I think ultimately he will be good for blacks. The fact is that those who claim to be good for blacks (i.e. liberals) have been horrible for blacks. They need tough love, and Trump will provide it. He recently tweeted something to the effect of "Most crime in America is black and Hispanic. Tough issue. But it must be discussed." That would have been campaign ending for many candidates; for Trump it didn't even create a headline.

Remnant said...

For the same reason, if Trump does get the nomination, I predict he will get record-setting percentages of black votes (for a Republican). He may even turn states like NY and Florida. I actually think that if he gets the nomination, the general election will be a cake walk.

John Craig said...

Remnant --
Agreed, Trump will be good for everyone, though the biggest change will be for whites, in that he'll be the least politically correct President we've had in a long time. I wouldn't count on a general election being a cakewalk though. I wouldn't underestimate the power of the media (which will be all for Hillary) to convince the sheep to stay in line. Also, I hate to say it, but I wouldn't underestimate Trump's capacity for gaffes. True, he's gotten away so far with a lot of un-PC stuff which would have sunk others, and he seems to have done it almost by virtue of scoffing at his critics. But, for instance, he recently said -- after Paris -- something to the effect of, "I have a sixth sense about when these attacks are coming." That's just plain ridiculous. don't get me wrong, he's got my vote, but in the general election you can count on the media to make the most of these types of statements while ignoring Hillary's whoppers.

Anonymous said...

In this day and age, is it possible for students to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus for self defense? If I were in college, I would consider carrying. With today's climate, it might be best to always be prepared for any type of situation. I'd like to know where campus security was during the library incident - whites deserved to be protected from the out-of-control BLM thugs.

- Susan

John Craig said...

Susan --
I'd have to imagine that most campuses are "gun-free zones." Nothing happened in that Dartmouth Library that necessitated any self-defense, but I have to imagine that if any of the white students had said anything back to the protesters, like, "Do white lives matter?", it could have gotten physical very quickly.

What was amazing about that incident is that afterwards, Dartmouth officials apologized -- not to the students who were trying to study, but to the BLM protesters, because of the negative publicity they got from conservative publications.

Remnant said...

Agree that media / elites / political insiders will all be pushing hard for Hillary. For that matter, as far as I can tell, the GOP is effectively pushing for Hillary: there is not a snowball's change in hell that either Bush or Rubio (to say nothing of Carson, who is a joke) will win. Absolutely none. So by pushing for Bush or Rubio, the GOP is helping Hillary, and they must know that. If they don't, they truly are the Stupid Party.

But I think the media is losing control. Trump is better and more appealing than they ever imagined. More and more people are not being duped by the mainstream narrative. So Trump may shock them all. Fingers crossed.

John Craig said...

Remnant --
Agreed on all counts.

Runner Katy said...

Why can't All Lives Matter? Why is that movement not growing much, is it because people are too scared? I know Black, Asian and Muslim people that want no association with the extreme views. I wish wherever there were BLM protests and immigration protests going on, there were equal numbers of peaceful demonstrations supporting the theory that all lives matter. I've had enough of the bigotry already.

John Craig said...

Runner Katy --
The reason there can't be an All Lives Matter movement is for exactly the reasons I outlined in the post: whites are too intimidated. It's telling that people who've said that recently have been forced to apologize. What can you say about a social climate in which people are forced to grovel for having committed the sin of saying that all lives matter?

Runner Katy said...

Yes, that is so disturbing. What we need is a group of Non-whites to create an All Lives Matter campaign. I know, I can get my head out of the clouds, but if that would happen, it would shut down this other nonsense, don't you think?

Mark Caplan said...

The videos of the library protest show blacks acting loud and obnoxious, thereby reinforcing the racial stereotype that blacks are loud and obnoxious. However, I haven't found any videos of the profanity-laden insults or physical assaults that were also alleged to have occurred in the library.

John Craig said...

Runner Katy --
You're right, that is what's needed, but I can't see that happening in the current environment. And most non-whites already have their own ethnic interest groups formed, so why would they bother with an All Lives Matter campaign?

John Craig said...

Mark Caplan --
I haven't seen video of the profanity of pushing or shoving (not quite at the level of "assaults") that were reported. But I think the only video is there is because only one student had the presence of mind to take one from his cell phone, and I haven't heard anyone accuse the Dartmouth Review of lying, either.

Gilbert Ratchet said...

Check out what Joe Asch says about it. The best part was a dean's reaction:

Inge-Lise Ameer: I’m very sorry about all of this. I know it doesn’t help, but we’ve received a lot of terrible calls today, too, and we’ve told them that they were all, you know, ridiculous, and that the protest was a wonderful, beautiful thing.

Geovanni Cuevas ‘14: Can you elaborate on that?

Inge-Lise Ameer: You know, people, there’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not very nice.

John Craig said...

Gilbert --
just read Asch's post. Yes, Dartmouth officialdom's cravenness and hypocrisy on this matter is, unfortunately, typical of the attitudes you'll find at colleges these days.

Anonymous said...

John,

Where IS this backlash? On comments sections, on sites like this, yes. But the very fact that we are confined to commenting behind the smokescreen of fake names shows how weak we are.

I really do not like them so I won't say their names, but there are people on the 'net who are blogging under their real names, making associations with others in public, who I think are the future of a genuine resistance.

Then, as soon as I say that, I say to myself, who am I kidding? The corporate system is on the side of Black Lives Matter, LGBT (which I know you support), feminism, move along, nothing to see here, etc. As long as it doesn't cut into profits, the situation will stay as it is.

Ladybug

John Craig said...

Ladybug --
I like your name (even though my house is sort of infested with them).

The backlash is from ordinary nonpolitical people who read about stuff like he Dartmouth protests, or similar protests, and are sickened by the self-indulgence of it all. I talk to a fair number of people who are definitely not part of this blogosphere, who ordinarily don't express strong opinions about stuff like this, but whose minds have been changed by seven years of Obama and Holder and Jarrett, and by the BLM movement. One guy I know went to one of the colleges where some protests took place, so it hit home for him more than it might have otherwise. He's a regular corporate guy, a family guy, interested in sports, and voted for Obama in '08. But now he says he'd vote for David Duke if Duke were running.

I don't think the corporations are on the side of BLM, they just don't want to do anything that will cause waves (and hurt profits); if whites were as militant as blacks, trust me, the corporations would shift in a hurry.

BTW, I'm for gay marriage, and I agree with the gays that sexuality is not a choice; but I don't support their entire agenda. I have mixed feelings about gay adoption, and I certainly don't support high school girls being forced to shower with boys who say they're girls. And I found the whole Caitlyn Jenner spectacle pretty sickening, overall.

Anonymous said...

John,
I know you're right about the anger, but so what? Your friend's not going to vote for David Duke. He's not running. The best he can do is vote Republican, and we know what they are: cuckservatives. I haven't been reading your site for that long, but I trust you know what cuckservative means. I myself am hoping that the ticket is Trump/Cruz, so that gives the left heart attacks. They are as you say delusional, so they think their gal will win - imagine the looks on their faces when Trump/Cruz stomps them.
Then what? I fear, same old, same old.
I'm just a pessimist.
Regarding Dartmouth, I cannot believe that parents aren't burning up the wires behind the scenes, and threatening bloody murder. If I were a parent paying $75K per year (or is it more?), I'd threaten the president of Dartmouth with a lawsuit.
Ladybug

John Craig said...

Ladybug --
I don't know that my friend would actually vote for Duke, he was just saying that as a way of illustrating how he felt after seven years of Obama and now watching the BLM protesters disrupt his alma mater. Yes, I'm familiar with cuckservatives, given which, I'm a little surprised you like Cruz. He was foremost among the Republicans in declaring his allegiance to Israel during the first two debates. I admire his intelligence, and debating ability, and I realize he has a good relationship with Trump, but if Cruz had his way he'd get us involved in all sorts of wars in the Middle East.

But I honestly don't think Trump would be same old, same old. He's been stronger about stopping illegal immigration than any other candidate, and I think he'd have a more reasonable attitude toward Putin and also the Middle East.

I doubt the parents will bring lawsuits against any of these colleges, but I bet that alumni giving takes a significant drop. That would hit the colleges where it counts.

Anonymous said...

I don't really want to get into a discussion about the merits of Ted Cruz - note that I said I'd vote for him as VP, never at the top of the ticket. His cucking for Israel is false, which is why it doesn't bother me. As VP he would have no power. He would be under the directives of his boss, Trump. And I don't want to argue about him, either, because it's all so theoretical now.

What I do want to state is that all the anger you speak of is true, but if it's not organized, it's meaningless.

I understood what you meant about Duke. Again, forget these silly side issues. You were making a point, OK?

I'm angry too. I won't put on this website the things I've thought. Well, why not just wrap it up by saying that sometimes I hate this fucking country so much I wish it would all go up in flames. Then I realize that I've got investments.

Ladybug

John Craig said...

Ladybug --
Fair enough, I won't argue….

I think the anger will express itself via Donald Trump. His support is much higher than it would have been had he run in, say, '08. Weird to be saying tho about a NY real estate billionaire, but in a way he is the voice of the disenfranchised.

I don't hate this country, but I certainly hate some of the people who run it now. (And I suppose it's my turn to say, but I know what you mean.)

Anonymous said...

I am a registered Democrat, and it will be my pleasure to vote for Sanders in my primary, just to say, "fuck you" to Hillbitch. (I'm being polite to Hillary.) Sanders hasn't got a chance in hell of winning, so it's no harm.

In the General Election, I will vote for Trump - happily - but something tells me the Repub. Elite will find a way to destroy him with the rules. I am not familiar enough with the rules to explain exactly how they will go about doing it but I think they will try. If he runs as a 3rd party I'll vote for him but he'll never win.

Trump IS the voice of the disenfranchised. In today's word, the actual vote counts for very little because whatever the legislature does will be undone by an appointed judge, if you speak out, you will be mercilessly hounded by the hyena press, and so on. Trump is speaking for all of us who can't speak - about illegal immigration, disproportionate black crime, terrorism, etc.

I guess the real question is, how did he develop this understanding of what the Common Man thinks/wants? I can't answer for sure but the fact is, although the bastard liberal press tries to poke holes in his story, he comes from a regular part of one of the outer boroughs, and has eyes in his head. Yes, he was raised in a prosperous enclave, but an enclave is not the same thing as growing up in a totally gated community 50 miles away from the nearest black ghetto. He's spent years developing in NYC. His father began by developing modest places for regular working people, and that's how he started. He knows what a city is made of, and how they fall to crap. Just invite a lot of low IQ blacks.

What shocks me is that he's saying stuff about blacks out loud. If he loses, he'll be persona non grata. I guess he has the personality of a high stakes poker player - because if he wins, he's gonna stomp a lot of balls when he's in office. It will be a beautiful thing to watch. I think that's more important to consider than his actual words. Look at the man's personality - he wants to run things, he wants to run things his way, and he has a high hostility level. Luckily for you and me, he hates the same stuff we do.

I'll stop hating this country, just for now. But if Trump gets screwed, I'll go back to hating it again.

Ladybug

John Craig said...

Ladybug --
You're a registered Democrat??? How did that happen? Or has your conversion been relatively recent? One thing about Sanders, he has a lot more integrity than either Hillary or Obama. i agree, he has no chance of winning though.

I agree with your explanation of how Trump came to be Trump. Real estate guys have to deal with reality; in a way he's not all that different from the much-maligned Donald Sterling, former owner of the LA Clippers. both were real estate guys, and, as such, had to be realists. In a way real estate guys are like cops: they have their noses rubbed in ugly reality every day, so, by necessity, become realists.

Yes, the Republican establishment has been aligned against Trump from the start. So far they haven't succeeded, but the real test will come when the race narrows and they have one other candidate to unite behind.

Remnant said...

Not surprised: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/261331-trump-expecting-endorsements-from-100-black-religious-leaders

John Craig said...

Remnant --
That is awesome! Absolutely awesome.

Gotta give Steve Sailer credit, he was the first (that I know of) to suggest that Trump would get a surprisingly sizable percentage of the black vote, just because he had promoted some fights and had a casino and his general sensibilities when it came to bling etc, were more in line with the black community's. Why would they want to vote for a wrinkly old white shrew like Hillary when they could vote for a guy who decorated his apartment in Trump Tower in Louis XIV? Plus there are all those celebs like Jay Z and Beyonce who live in Trump Tower.

Personally, I made my final decision on Trump when I heard that Mike Tyson endorsed him.

Remnant said...

The establishment knows, they need to stop Trump at the stage of the primaries. If he makes it to the general, it will be a blowout like we haven't seen since Reagan v Mondale.

Remnant said...

Also, this may mark the kill shot on Carson: "See, the Black evangelicals love me!"

John Craig said...

Remnant --
I sure hope the establishment is not successful. And I hope you're right about the general election.

Carson seems to be pretty much dead at this point. He is evidently clueless on the Middle East, even according to his own advisors. He said to a reporter recently that China had gotten involved in Syria….Okay.