I'm not racist; I'm culturalist...
Culture matters, and some cultures consistently produce worse outcomes than others.
In today’s clownworld, noticing obvious facts about the world can get you labeled racist. It should not be this way. Group differences do exist, and these differences show a tighter correlation to cultural identity than to racial identity. That is why I am not racist; I’m culturalist.
Culture matters, and some cultures reliably produce worse outcomes than others. If we want better outcomes, we should suppress cultural norms and values that create bad outcomes, and we should promote cultural norms and values that create good outcomes.
Let’s look at some examples of cultures that seem to be producing the positive outcome of mass transit systems that are clean, safe, and orderly, where the passengers seem to be respectful of each other, and where you do not see any open and obvious signs of social decay.
Here is a video of the subway in Warsaw, Poland:
And here is a video of the subway in Moscow, Russia:
Now, let’s look at America’s big cities, where the culture keeps producing bad outcomes, like mass transit systems that are dirty, disorderly, and unsafe, where the passengers seem to be rude and even physically threatening to each others’ safety, and where there are open and obvious signs of social decay and pending collapse.
Here’s a video of the Long Island Railway, which is generally more clean, orderly, and safe than the subways in New York City proper:
And here’s the BART train in San Fransisco:
And here’s a commuter train in Los Angeles:
It’s interesting to note that the video above from L.A. shows a situation similar to what happened in New York City with Jordan Neely: a Good Samaritan restrains an apparently psychotic, aggressive man who has been threatening other passengers. In the video above, nobody died, and the Good Samaritan was applauded as a hero. In the case of Jordan Neely, the sleeper hold was inadvertently done incorrectly, but the other passengers seem to have been supportive of the Good Samaritan’s efforts to incapacitate Jordan Neely, who had been presenting as deranged and dangerous. Of note, in the videos that I have seen of Jordan Neely, the Good Samaritan was assisted by other passengers, including a black man, who clearly believed Jordan Neely was a threat to the safety of other passengers. Unfortunately, the usual crew of psychopathic race hucksters and political apparatchiks immediately seized on the racial dynamic and tried to turn Neely into George Floyd 2.0 (or Mike Brown 3.0).
All of this nonsense Chicken Little hysterics about racism distracts from the real problem: American culture in general, and American black culture in particular, are creating consistently bad outcomes. Instead of pretending this is not the case, and instead of calling anyone “racist” who notices this reality, we should acknowledge the problem for what it is and have an honest conversation about how to change the culture. If we really care about “black bodies” and truly believe “black lives matter,” then we should work to improve the culture that is producing so many deadly effects for black people, as well as for everyone else.
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What is accepted as generic "Black" culture is basically identical with Southern "White trash" culture. Decent people, both black and white, recognize this and act accordingly without much problem. The problems arise because the media, instead of accepting a non-racial "trash" culture as the driving factor, emphasize race to stoke political divisions and outcomes. It's ironic that Jerry Springer just died, because he actually did make strides to demonstrate to people that it was a "cultural" issue, not a racial one.
To put it in terms of our honor discussion this afternoon: you could find yourself in a situation that confuses unearned pride and raw ego for honor, and with the wrong set of incentives build an entire subculture out of that.. When you do that, an obvious madman looks like a martyr, and a hero looks like a villain.