A black fellow explains to the world why it was a mistake to give him equality:
Key observation on the video: none of that squaring off with dukes up, tough-talk, reasoning, or appeals to decency. Like in the earlier post — a line is crossed. One strike. Offender down.
People are territorial and forcing legal equality where there is no natural equality requires the suppression of our territorial instinct. But there are ways of claiming your public space. I’ll give a recent example from a family-friendly restaurant in a White-demographic, largely blue collar area. The place was packed and I felt at home with all the patrons and visible staff being our folk. We’re standing with friends in line for a table.
Then a black man comes in, pushing past us toward the hostess. You already know his hostile vibe, no need for me to paint a picture. After a few words with the hostess, he decided to forgo waiting and turned back to leave. I wouldn’t say he was outright rude as he worked his way through the standing crowd toward the door. But he was not respectful, either, snarling “excuse me” past each person. So I eyeballed him. He notices this and fires an aggressive glance back as he passes me. He has been conditioned to expect us to drop the gaze. I maintained the eye contact and he looked down.
No, we are not one nation. He should have walked on eggshells in someone else’s home. Public space, places where people take their families, is an extension of home. It’s where you want to relax and make memories for the kids. I hope that I convinced him, going forward, to support African-American businesses instead.
You have to use your own judgment. I understood the variables at instinctual level and knew that escalation on his part was unlikely. I also knew what I can handle.
Also related, from this short dissertation on two kinds of Hate:
First, just a few words on Existential Hate. It comes from the fear of annihilation at the hands of one’s equals or superiors in intelligence, organizational skill, or cunning. The impulse can also be expressed as hostility toward anyone more successful or beautiful. Existential Hate functions as prudent vigilance against predators and high-functioning parasites but unchecked, it becomes paranoia.
The other kind is Sensory Hate. It comes from the fear of contamination rather than subversion or organized violence. One feels it for his perceived inferiors whom he sees in some way — aesthetic, moral — as repellent, but doesn’t take them seriously as rivals. In today’s forcibly desegregated West, this is how Whites feel about liberated Blacks when we get close enough to get on each others’ nerves.
Whereas Existential Hate can keep one up at night, with Sensory Hate it’s “out of sight, out of mind.” If you’ve gone for a stretch of days without seeing a mudshark couple or hearing a ghetto female shrieking into her cell phone, your feelings toward Blacks revert to benevolence.