Sunday, September 09, 2018

White privilege

I have just been watching one of Jordan Peterson's videos (below).  It is very wide ranging and quite long so I thought It might be useful for me to write something briefer using his thoughts as a starting point

The first and most obvious point is that howls about white privilege are a form of racism. If it is bad to treat blacks according to their skin colour, why is it not bad to treat whites according to their skin colour? Both blacks and whites include a large range of different people so it is crass to treat them as all the same.  Leftists of course have an answer to that.  They say you cannot be racist unless you have power.  Black racism, for instance, is OK because blacks have no power.  Leftists actually condone most racism

But who is railing against whites?  Leftists.  And Leftists DO have power.  The entire governing elite seems to be behind them, as Mr Trump is finding out. Many of the things he wants to do are thwarted by Leftists, Leftist judges in particular.  So the real racists in the world today are the Left.  They have power and they pour out hate at whites.  Whites as a group, on the other hand, systematically oppose racial discrimination.

The second point is that what is mistaken for white privilege is in fact usually majority privilege. If you are a member of a majority, a lot of things in the society will be easier for you.  But that does not apply to whites only.  Being Chinese in China, Indian in India and Hispanic in an Hispanic country will be similarly advantageous.  So it is pissing into the wind to try to abolish that.

So if you want maximum ease in your interactions with others, you have to associate mainly with people like  yourself.  But  what if you are a minority?  You will of course have it harder if you step outside your ethnic boundaries.  So all groups self-segregate.  But if they cannot completely self-segregate, they should ask why.  And the answer will usually be  money.  It's to your monetary  advantage to associate with people unlike yourself.  So Mexicans will leave the society of people like themselves in Mexico to live among "Gringos' in the USA -- because Gringos pay more.  You quite deliberately sacrifice familiarity for money.  And that is a perfectly reasonable decision that deserves no criticism

Peterson rightly locates the whole white privilege story within  the Marxist and post-modernist obsession with power.  Leftists hunger for power. But being white in a white society facilitates the acquisition of power.  And Leftists hate it when someone other than themselves has any kind of power.  And the Leftist  power hunger is an ugly thing.  From the French revolution to Stalin to Mao to Kim Jong Un, they use that power savagely, brutally and murderously.  They hate other people and their actions display that.  Giving Leftists power is very dangerous.  They are regularly Satanic.  Satan is a Leftist telling you what to do.

So we should be glad that there are "privileges" that keep Leftists from gaining access to all power.  Being comfortable among people like yourself isolates you from the brutally different people that Leftists are. "White privilege" is a good thing

Note, in closing, that power jealousy is also behind the strange phenomenon of anti-Israel Jews. Daniel Greenfield in his survey of their thought, says that Jewish Leftists hate any power that is not being used to "correct" and equalize society -- and Israel is undoubtedly powerful. But it uses its power for self-preservation only.

Postmodernism is a major element in current Leftist discourse and postmodernists claim that there is no such thing as right and wrong.  There is only power.  They reveal their own dismal motivations in saying that.  Power is the only thing that motivates them.  Forget all the deceitful claims about their "compassion".  That's just propaganda.

“Minor” migrants set fire at refugee hot spot in Greece, because they didn’t like the food

Greek food is pretty good.  If it were British food ...

A fire was started at the minors’ refugee camp of Pylaia, Thessaloniki last month, in a protest against “poor living conditions” and low quality of food provided.

The protest was organised in the early hours of the morning. During this protest the “minors” started self harming with razors and setting mattresses alight. The Greek fire brigades fought the fire immediately to prevent spreading to other areas of the camp.

The injured migrants were transported to the local hospital where they received first aid.

It seems the camp’s catering is considered very low quality by the refugees, who are used to high quality catering services in the valleys of Iraq and Syria.

At the same time a large percentage of Greek citizens do not have the financial ability to cover even their most basic needs, like food and shelter, due to the deep economic crisis that Greece has faced for the past eight years.


Fat white cop stands by while woman is harassed

A Chicago woman became the center of a national controversy in the U.S. during the summer of 2018, after she posted a video online showing a man berating her in a public park because she was wearing a t-shirt bearing the flag of Puerto Rico — all while a local police officer stood by, unresponsive to her pleas for assistance.

An edited version of Mia Irizarry’s video was posted to Facebook by the viral content page “Now This,” garnering more than 33 million views within two days. The video’s caption proclaimed that it captured: “A man [who] harassed a woman wearing a Puerto Rico shirt because she ‘should not be wearing that in the United States of America.'”

The original 36-minute Facebook Live video, which Irizarry streamed on the social networking site on 14 June 2018, depicts an interaction between herself and an older man, later identified as 62-year-old Timothy Trybus. Though it’s not clear exactly what led up to the events shown in the video, Trybus can be seen and heard persistently harassing and criticizing Irizarry for her choice of attire, challenging her American citizenship, and approaching her in an aggressive manner.

The incident took place at a picnic area in Caldwell Woods, in the Forest Preserves of Cook County, eleven miles northwest of Chicago. Also on the scene was a Forest Preserves District Police Deputy, later identified as Patrick Connor (or Conner, the spelling in reports has been inconsistent).

On three separate occasions, Irizarry can be seen asking for Connor’s assistance and expressing her discomfort with Trybus’s harassment. Trybus does not appear to be aware that Puerto Rico is a United States territory, and that Puerto Ricans are United States citizens:

Connor can clearly be seen watching in the background as this exchange takes place.

Irizarry: Officer, I feel highly uncomfortable. Can you please grab him? Please? Officer?

In response to this exchange, Connor looked away and moved back toward his patrol car.

Later, Irizarry’s brother arrived at the scene and intervened, telling Trybus to “calm down” and insisting that he not follow Irizarry. At one point, Irizarry’s brother approached Connor while the deputy stood next to Trybus, and Connor could be clearly heard saying, “Hey don’t you dare walk over here, okay?”

Mia Irizarry responded, “How come you’re saying something when he’s [my brother’s] going up, but when he [Trybus] was coming up to me you didn’t do anything?”

In the end, several other Forest Preserve Police District officers arrived on the scene and arrested Trybus, charging him with assault and disorderly conduct.

At a 10 July press conference, Forest Preserve District Police Chief Kelvin Pope said the force had started an internal investigation into Connor’s conduct on the day of the incident, and that Connor had been placed on desk duty since 24 June pending the outcome of the probe. Connor had been on the force for around 10 years, Pope said, and had been disciplined in the past for “working a part-time job and not carrying proper credentials.”

The Forest Preserves of Cook County announced on 11 July that Officer Patrick Connor had resigned the previous day.


Inside "66 Records", the music label that saw its launch end in a brutal Australian street brawl

Why on earth has Australia allowed these hostile and aggressive people into the country?

IT’S barely a year old but 66 Records, the Melbourne-based rap label whose launch ended in a bloody street brawl involving more than 100 people, is already making waves in the Victorian capital.

In a press conference yesterday afternoon, Acting Deputy Commissioner Bob Hill said the record label had been on the radar of Victoria Police for some time.

“Record 66 is a concept group we’ve been well and truly aware of and we’ve been monitoring,” Mr Hill said.

“I do understand that they had a premises where they had a rental agreement with someone and because of our police attention, the attention we were applying to them, the person that owned the premises rescinded the rental agreement. “That just gives you some appreciation of the fact that we are monitoring these groups and these people.”

The artists signed to 66 Records often refer to police and crimes in their songs.

A song called Make It Out, by Axon, QRF Nelly and King Ace, has been viewed more than 15,000 times on YouTube and features a group of men walking through graffitied streets of Melbourne.

“In the hood yeah we got our own politics cause white folks don’t know we’re on some gutter s**t and the ops (slang for cops, those in the legal system) don’t know we are some other s**t, frame our brothers ain’t that some bulls**t,” they rap.

“My n***ers try to get the paper but they end up on the news. Prosecutors trying to get a n***er f**ked up but I still run the money up.”

In another video, a group of three youths freestyle rap to the camera.

“Real n***ers in my squad, no fakes. Rule number one, never talk to the Js (slang for law enforcement).

“If we go to war, we releasing the ace, them bitch n***ers talking all over the state.

“Like hold up, one piggy, two piggy, big bad wolf. I’m a menace to society, wanna smoke that kush (high quality marijuana).

“Middle finger to the feds, kill them all if I could.”

A number of artists who performed at the 66 Records launch on Saturday night have previously recorded “drill” rap songs.

The drill rap genre has been linked to a number of stabbings and gang violence across London.

In August, rapper Siddique Kamara was stabbed to death in London, less than six months after he had been cleared of murder himself.

After his trial, Mr Kamara linked the music genre and violence. “The crime that’s happening right music does influence it. You’ve got to put your hands up and say drill music does influence it,” he said.

But added, “Knife crime and gun crime has been going on way before drill music … 10 years, 20 years, people were still getting cheffed up (attacked with knives)”.

In an invitation to the event, 66 Records warned people coming to the launch to be on their best behaviour.

“There will be hired security so trouble makers be aware, we all looking to have a good time,” the event invite read.

A day before the launch, the event’s organiser known as J-Nelly also warned revellers on Facebook that, “violence will not be tolerated”.

“A moment of anger isn’t worth a lifetime of bad labeling (sic),” he wrote in all capitals.

J-Nelly said organisers had also met with "federal detectives, who are very concerned with the energy, which they have related to the latest sparks of new reports degrading the African community”.

Police have pledged to speak to every one of the 200 people that attended the 66 Records launch in an attempt to figure out how things turned so violent.

In a statement sent to, J-Nelly said fighting was “instigated” by attendees not associated with the label.

Dozens of people were involved in the brawl. An 18-year-old man is still in hospital with severe leg injuries after a car pinned him against another vehicle and a further six people were also hospitalised from the all-in street brawl.



Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the  incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.

American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of  other countries.  The only real difference, however, is how much power they have.  In America, their power is limited by democracy.  To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already  very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges.  They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did:  None.  So look to the colleges to see  what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way.  It would be a dictatorship.

For more postings from me, see TONGUE-TIED, GREENIE WATCH,   EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS and  DISSECTING LEFTISM.   My Home Pages are here or   here or   here.  Email me (John Ray) here.  Email me (John Ray) here


No comments: