I always appreciate Camlost’s insight into teh blax. My favorite was his earlier observation, perhaps a hyperbole or perhaps not, of how White oversight is all that keeps black schools from devolving to everyone, including teachers, stripping and grinding in the halls. He also sheds light on the misconception that blacks are ungenerous:
Contrary to popular belief, blacks are extremely generous – they readily give away everything to family and friends without regard to tomorrow. The main thing that keeps black household wealth so low is that blacks who start to get ahead are constantly strapped down with the financial burden of loaning money to friends – even white collar blacks with degrees. (** Obama and our resident music critic are obvious exceptions)
Of course all that generosity comes easy when you don’t work that hard or invest sweat equity in endeavors that only have long range payoff. Blacks just want the white folks (and the government) to be an open piggy bank $$$ for others in that same black way, but under that African economic scenario nobody works hard and creates wealth.
And not sure what you mean by “cliquey”, but blacks generally want to mix their genes quite freely with everyone, they’ve got nowhere to go but upwards. And blacks have zero notion of good breeding and good graces and don’t form into social classes or self- stratify by occupation, education or tastes – that’s only a feature of complex patriarchal societies. The closest they come to “class” is when the lighter and mentally brighter mulattos start to rise to the top in black-run countries (this especially happens in the Carribbean).
And blacks aren’t very “exploitative” as things like colonialism or natural resource extraction generally require 2 steps of planning.
Point taken on black generosity. On the other hand, there is “black gratitude.” Perhaps the main reason I’m not a liberal is because it would be too much of a chore to constantly defer to this kind of a political ally:
A lot of money, resources, and power has already been turned over, with nary a thank-you (sic). Camlost points out that collective black American spending power is at more than $1 trillion in the United States:
If taken alone that would make black America 15th in the world amongst countries. Because of their predilection for luxury goods and services $$, blacks in America have a level of discretionary/entertainment $$ footprint far bigger than all of the whites in countries as big as Poland or Australia.
Can confirm. I once saw a monstrously bovine black woman loading a mountain of Bed Bath & Beyond merchandise into her late-model minivan. I wondered, what real-value economic system could possibly justify compensating her with this level of material comfort?
Also speaking of black (in)gratitude in the bigger context of r-selection: I find Anonymous Conservative’s r/K theory of politics persuasive and fascinating, though I’m only superficially familiar with it. I asked him:
What fascinates me, is that r’s punish K’s acquiescence with their demands. For example, they heap incremental abuse on western Europeans for each incremental gesture of generosity.
I tend to project, in error, my K-selected mentality onto rabbits. His reply reminded me that liberals (r-selected people) relate to life very differently than I do:
It is amygdala acclimatization. As they get used to you giving them one thing, that becomes normal, and soon they are demanding two. If you give two, that is normalized after a while, and soon they demand three. We’ve seen it for ages. We say give an inch and they take a mile. That is amygdala acclimatization, but nobody sees the mechanism, which is just like the addiction effect. Give a shot of heroin, and soon you need that to feel normal, and two to feel good. Same thing.
Makes no sense to K’s, who expect the worst, and are grateful for any relief.
It’s easy to make fun of blacks, America’s second-worst ingrates. It is also the necessary because they are given so much, on negative merit, and at such cost to the giver — yet our society is organized around the principle of black victimhood, and so much destruction flows from that lie.