Mercy Inflation

During a recent day at work, I observed three different coworkers taking mercy upon lowly creatures. As I swatted a fly in the break room, a woman cried, “Don’t kill it; it’s only a fly!” Then, when I expressed a desire to do away with a moth, another individual gently scooped it up and let it loose outside. Later that day, yet another worker picked up a moth and walked a full 70 feet or so to set it free outside.

“What is the world coming to?” I thought. To the best of my knowledge, none of the aforementioned individuals were vegetarians – so their objection to killing other creatures seems to be one of convenience. It was obvious that these people consider such mercy, toward lowly creatures, to be meritorious. I disagree. It’s the same mentality that wants to grant A’s to all students, “winner” status to all sports competitors, and loads of (unearned) money to all people. The end result will not be more mercy, love and tolerance in the world. On the contrary. The end result will be a cheapening of the quality of mercy.

The ancient Jewish sages referred to insect pests as “cursed creatures.” They understood that mercy is not a commodity that should be wasted with wonton abandon. They said, “He who has compassion upon the cruel is destined to be cruel to the compassionate.”

It is an ominous omen for so many young people to have compassion upon flies and moths. It doesn’t mean that these lowly creatures have been elevated to the level of Mankind. What it means is that Mankind will ultimately be lowered to the level of flies and moths. In the end, in the not-so-distant future, the taking of a human life will be as inconsequential as the taking of a fly’s life.

Oregon’s Wilson River

The reason I don’t take vacations during the summer is that there are few places I’d rather be than Oregon in the summer. Among my favorite places is the Wilson River. It winds along Highway 6 from Tillamook State Forest to the Pacific Ocean via the town of Tillamook. There are many fine hiking trails, swimming holes, fishing spots and parks along the way. Traveling along Highway 6, it’s a good idea to stop whenever you see a group of cars parked alongside the road; it’s a good indication that there’s a nice spot nearby.

Even though our summers have been starting later, and finishing later, over the years, most of the population hasn’t caught on. Therefore, even though we’ve had a series of very warm days this October, the beautiful spots along the Wilson River are practically devoid of people. It’s a good time to enjoy the clear water (still not too cold to swim in) and the scenery. Here are a few shots I took a couple of days ago.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASitting by the river and watching the water flow by is a good way to clear one’s mind of the clutter of modern life. Many insights have come to me while contemplating the eddies and ripples of the water over the rocks.

Orania: How could they have not known?

It would appear that the leaders of Orania allowed/invited a crew from the BBC to enter their town and poke around. Considering the known anti-white bias of the BBC, I wonder how Orania could have been so naive. Did they really believe they would get an honest, unbiased writeup? Here’s the article. Read it for yourself and see how many lies, distortions and biased comments you can find in it. Obviously, the authors don’t think white people have the right to be left alone – even in a small town in the middle of nowhere.

I don’t know all the facts, but at first blush, the cop shown in this video is out of control and should never have been put in such a position of authority. His actions, as seen in the video, are an embarrassment.

Naturally, a lot of people are pointing to the above video and saying things like these comments:

I thank God every day I am not black, and this the exact reason why. These guys have it hard and I feel for them.

It’s about time they do the right thing. From my observation, It’s sad to admit and see that blacks are mistreated. I would not want to be black. I feel for the black people. Stop the hate.”

I can’t wait for all the usual suspects to come forward and say “The police would NEVER shoot an unarmed black man with his hands in the air !” Oh wait there was a dash cam this time !

None of us know whether the victim’s race had anything to do with this officer’s aggression, but let’s assume that it did.

Though the corporate media would have us believe that the only reason police dogs tend to bite blacks and Hispanics more is “institutional racism” on the part of whites, it seems more likely that these dogs are conditioned, by the reality on the ground, to assume that blacks/Hispanics are criminals – and act accordingly. Both men and dogs are subject to conditioning, and it’s unrealistic to expect either to act in exactly the same way when confronted with members of more criminal groups versus less criminal groups. Do cops behave the same way when dealing with little old ladies as they do when dealing with powerful young men? Would we want them to?

Blacks are more dangerous than whites, and police officers are exposed to this reality on a daily basis. Obviously, this will affect their behavior toward each group. But even though both men and dogs are subject to conditioning, we should demand a certain degree of professionalism from men. It would appear that officer Groubert, shown in the video above, lacked such professionalism.

A current Yahoo article bemoans the high rate of maternal fatalities in Uganda. The article, written by Amy Fallon, reads:

Kampala (AFP) – As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku’s arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent.

“She said she’s going and I have struggled in vain, that no-one has helped her and everything is finished,” Inziku said, recalling the moment when his wife bled to death. “She told me to look after the children.”

Nearly four years later, her husband is still waiting for the government of Uganda — where an estimated 16 women die though childbirth-related complications every day — to face up to the gruesome reality of maternal health…

The 2012/13 State of Uganda Children report, released by the country’s health ministry in August, found Uganda’s maternal mortality ratio is at 438 per 100,000 live births — one of the highest rates in the world…

Sylvia Nalubowa was another pregnant woman who bled to death in August 2009 at Mityana District Hospital, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) outside the Ugandan capital Kampala, allegedly after corrupt medical staff wilfully neglected the mother of seven.

Rhoda Kukiriza, who was with her daughter-in-law until the end and accused health workers of leaving Nalubowa unattended after she refused to pay a bribe, is another petitioner in the landmark case.

It’s hard not to notice: A mother of four and a mother of seven. A glance at a comparative chart of national fertility rates shows that the top 12 most fertile countries are all found in sub-Saharan Africa. Uganda, with a rate of 47.38 per 1000, has hardly changed since the year 2000. It is number 2 on the list, second only to Niger.

According to healthline.com:

A woman who has had five or more previous pregnancies is more susceptible to abnormally quick labor and accompanying excessive blood loss during future labors.

So it should be no surprise that, in a country where the average woman has about six children, such complications will be more common. Add African corruption to this scenario (where poor women cannot afford to pay bribes for adequate care) and a high maternal death-rate is guaranteed.

Africans can get defensive when confronted about their high fertility rates. They often try to make it seem like an innocuous cultural phenomenon, which is a private matter of little concern to non-Africans. But It should be of concern to us because, as the rest of the world bickers over religion, pieces of land or politics, Africans are mass-producing babies – and this is how they will conquer the world.

When the entire world is like Uganda, will it really be a happier place?

I was with a friend in downtown Portland today when we noticed a large group of teenaged girls marching through the street with signs about slavery. We caught up with them at a park a few minutes later and I asked about the nature of their protest.

I spoke to one of the directors of the march, a young lady named Avital. She told me that sex slavery, especially of underage girls, is a huge problem in Portland. I wondered if she was familiar with the scandal in northern England, where authorities allowed native girls to be exploited, raped and murdered for years because they feared being called “racist.” She said she was familiar with it.

Then I asked her why all the protesters were white, with a smattering of Asians, and included not a single black girl. I had previously been informed that they were from St. Mary’s Catholic school for girls. According to their website, they are about 5% black and 5% Hispanic. What I was getting at was that, if this protest was against slavery, one would expect some participation from their black students. Apparently, this is not the right kind of slavery for black students to be overly concerned with; most of the victims are white.

Avital’s reply was disturbing:

Unfortunately, Portland is about 70% white so we just don’t have the diversity.

I told her that I don’t see that as a problem. I said that I’m glad to live in a white city. I pointed out that my Chinese friend (who was with me) doesn’t consider it a problem that his city, back in China, is almost exclusively Chinese, and that the blacks of Detroit don’t consider the fact that Detroit is almost completely black to be a problem.

At this point she turned pale and her jaw dropped. I doubt she’d ever heard any sort of pro-white sentiment before today. She then excused herself from my presence.

I think it would be a good idea to seek out groups of high school students and give them pro-white flyers that tell them there is nothing wrong with being white, that it is not a deficiency if a city is majority white, and that they have every reason to be proud of their heritage.

Two items caught my attention in yesterday’s Oregonian:

“Teen faces rape, other charges in Lane County” and “Racial impact tool to roll out soon.”

The first article, which has a similar online version, illustrates the Mexican crime problem in Oregon:

A 17-year-old on a field trip to an Oregon Ducks game organized by the Washington County Juvenile Department managed to slip away and allegedly rape a woman outside the stadium.

The accused rapist, identified as Jaime Tinoco, was discovered by a police dog near Autzen Stadium the night of Sept. 13 after he reportedly grabbed a 39-year-old woman and dragged her into the bushes, according to KATU-TV.

Tinoco was on a trip to Eugene to watch a football game at the University of Oregon with a group of about a dozen teens being supervised while on probation…

There were four employees from the Washington County department watching the group when Tinoco walked away. The program is an alternative to detention that develops life skills and socialize teens instead of slapping on additional prison time.

I suppose we could consider the ability to rape “life skill” and “socialization.” This skill might come in handy, for Jaime, while in prison.

The other article, so far only in the print version, has more to do with a push for leniency for black criminals. It’s titled:

“Racial impact tool to roll out soon,” and here’s a quote:

Calling them “a good first step toward justice,” state Sen. Chip Shields on Tuesday outlined how he hopes new “racial impact statements” will address racial disparities in criminal sentencing and child welfare cases in Oregon…

Momentum behind the effort to draft such statements is drawn from statistics showing that, among other things, African Americans make up about 2 percent of Oregon’s general population but about 10 percent of the state’s prison population.

It seems to me that 10% is suspiciously low; it should be more like 20% – when we consider the overall criminality of blacks. I’m very close to a person who got in trouble with the law, here in Oregon, and he told me of his own experiences in jail – among them the fact that blacks are wildly overrepresented among the hardened criminals he encountered. I’m convinced that our “justice” department has been wary of being called “racist” for many  years, and that it metes out lighter sentences to blacks with this in mind. This might have been the case with the person I’m close with – who can pass for black himself.

To all but those in the media and politics, it should be obvious that blacks are overrepresented in the prison system because they commit more crime. Not because they are subject to racism in the police force or the “justice” department. This being the case, practically all laws will have a disparate impact upon blacks – as they will against men. Any attempt to soften this impact will have the effect of encouraging even more criminal behavior from blacks. As this increase in criminal behavior trickles down into the prison system, more cries of “racism” will be heard, and yet more leniency demanded. It’s a vicious cycle. What we need is harsher sentencing for blacks and Hispanics, not more leniency. Only harsher sentencing can reverse their spiral into lawlessness. Only harsher sentencing can protect the rest of us from their depredations.

I remember reading a short news blurb back in 1998. It said something about a popular Algerian folk singer being murdered. Though I hadn’t a clue who the singer might be (his name was not mentioned), I felt a pang in my chest; my gut told me that humanity had suffered a great loss.

Only years later did I learn that the murdered singer was Matoub Lounes/ Lounes Matoub – and that a more correct term for his killing would be “martyred.”

No, today is not his birthday, nor is it the anniversary of his death. But I was enjoying some of my old music CDs, and among them are songs by the late singer. He sang in several languages, but first and foremost in his native Tamazight (“Berber”) dialect of the mountainous Kabylie region. Wikipedia has this to say about Matoub:

Lounès Matoub (in Kabyle: Lwennas Maṭub, in Tifinagh: ⵍⵡⴻⵏⵏⴰⵙ ⵎⴰⵟⵓⴱ, Algerian Arabic: معتوب لوناس) (January 24, 1956 – June 25, 1998) is a famous BerberKabyle singer, poet, thinker and mondol player who was a prominent advocate of the Berber cause, human rights and secularism in Algeria throughout his life. He was a symbol of resistance and courage.

 

He is revered as a hero and martyr in Kabylie and the Berber World but reviled by most of the Arab population in Algeria for his atheism and the alleged blasphemy of some songs (like Allahu Akbar) along with his militant advocacy of Berber rights, so he was unpopular among both warring parties during the Algerian Civil War. His assassination, in circumstances which remain unclear, provoked violent riots in Kabylie. Berber Algerians still accuse the Algerian regime of killing Matoub Lounès, but some of the Algerian regime’s figures accused the Islamist terrorists of this crime.

 

His music mixes oriental Chaabi orchestration with politicized Berber (Tamazight) lyrics, and covers a broad variety of topics including the Berber cause, democracy, freedom, religion, Islamism, love, exile, memory, history, peace and human rights. Unlike the Amazigh poet/musicians who preceded him, Matoub’s style was direct and confrontational. Fellow musician Moh Aileche recalls:

 

He went straight. He criticized a president. He mentioned the president of Algeria right in the beginning of his career. He goes black and white. He was very, very clear in his songs, and he is the only singer – not only Algeria, but in all of North Africa – who criticized the government and criticized clearly. He would never get afraid.[2]

 

Despite being banned from Algerian radio and television, Matoub became, and remains, an extremely popular Kabyle singer…

 

During the riots in October 1988, Matoub was shot five times by a policeman[citation needed] and left for dead. He was hospitalised for two years, requiring 17 operations including the insertion of an artificial sacrum and the contraction of his leg by 5 cm. His 1989 album L’Ironie du sort describes his long convalescence.

 

During the civil war, which began in 1992, the Islamist Armed Islamic Group (GIA) added his name to a hitlist of artists and intellectuals. Matoub remained in Algeria. On 25 September 1994, he was abducted. He was held for two weeks in a GIA mountain stronghold and condemned to death. He was released following a large public demonstration in which his supporters threatened “total war” on the Islamists.

Reading the various news stories regarding the threat of extremist Muslims, we find many armchair warriors; people who talk tough from the safety of their own homes, and politicians who take a hard line – knowing full well that their risk of paying the ultimate price is minimal.

If ever there was a man who had the courage to speak his mind, and look death squarely in the eye, it was Matoub. In the end, he did pay the ultimate price. The Wikipedia article continues:

On 25 June 1998, at approximately 12:30 pm local time, Matoub’s car was stopped at a roadblock while he was driving along a mountainous road in eastern Algeria. The car was fired upon by masked gunmen, killing Matoub and wounding his wife, Nadia Matoub, and two sisters-in-law.

The story of Matoub goes back well before his birth. His legacy is that of a people that has inhabited its current homeland since before the dawn of history. The Berbers, or Tamazight, do not belong to any specific race. Again, according to Wikipedia:

The Berber identity is usually wider than language and ethnicity, and encompasses the entire history and geography of North Africa. Berbers are not an entirely homogeneous ethnicity and they encompass a range of phenotypes, societies and ancestries. The unifying forces for the Berber people may be their shared language, belonging to the Berber homeland, or a collective identification with the Berber heritage and history…

 

The Maghreb or western North Africa on the whole is believed to have been inhabited by Berbers since from at least 10,000 B.C

I might add that their collection marginalization, by invading Arabs, has served to solidify their ethnic/political solidarity. There can be little doubt that Matoub, and his kin, kept their well-established heritage in mind as they fought and bled to preserve it. To quote Wikipedia yet again:

Since the independence of Algeria, tensions have arisen between Kabylie and the central government on several occasions. In 1963 the FFS party of Hocine Aït Ahmed contested the authority of the FLN, which has promoted itself as the only party in the nation.

 

In 1980, protesters mounted several months of demonstrations in Kabylie demanding the recognition of Berber as an official language; this period has been called the Berber Spring. The politics of identity intensified during the 1990s as the regime initiated Arabization due to growing Islamist power. In 1994–1995, a school boycott occurred, termed the “strike of the school bag”. In June and July 1998, there were violent protests after the assassination of singer Matoub Lounes and the law requiring use of the Arabic language in all fields.

 

In the months following April 2001 (called the Black Spring), major riots — together with the emergence of the Arouch, neo-traditional local councils, followed the killing of Masinissa Guermah, a young Kabyle, by gendarmes. The protests gradually decreased after the Kabyle won some concessions from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The struggle of the people of Kabylie, to preserve their language, should serve as an inspiration for the rest of us – perhaps most of all, for the Afrikaners. There are some parallels between the struggles of Tamazight and Afrikaans.

Lounis

 

 

Race-realism is an acknowledgment of reality; it’s not the exclusive property of any particular race or ethnic group. Most of y’all are already aware that there are Asian race-realists. Some of y’all may be familiar with jayman. He’s an accomplished HBD blogger, and partly black himself. But there are also some full-fledged blacks who have accepted race-realism, and who are pro-white.

One such person is a lady who had commented on this blog. She goes by Jane Doe, and has agreed to an online interview. Here’s the text of that interview, and I hope there will be further discussion in comments:

1) Can you describe your journey to race-realism?
 
I have been interested in the subject of intelligence since high school.  When I discovered the subject I learned that there is a one standard deviation difference in the average IQ scores of blacks and whites, with whites being higher.  I was curious about whether this difference was mainly environmental or genetic.  As a black woman of Nigerian ancestry I was eager to believe that the difference was entirely environmental.  My bias led me to read all the negative reviews of The Bell Curve by Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein and all the positive reviews of Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond and The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen J. Gould.  (I didn’t know at the time that only one chapter of The Bell Curve covered race.)
 
When I got to college I took an introduction to philosophy course which required me to read a book by Michael Levin.  This book had nothing to do with race, but it introduced me to the author.  I later discovered that he wrote many controversial books about feminism and racial differences in intelligence.  Since I had already read another book by the author and liked it, I decided to check out Why Race Matters.  It didn’t take long for me to become convinced that the intelligence disparity may well be genetic.  In the beginning of his book Levin asked his audience why anyone would think that blacks are equally as smart as whites.  Blacks have never behaved as though they are.  That introduction was all I needed to read, although I did go on to devour the rest of the book.
 
2) When you reached your HBD conclusions, who were the first people
(both online and in real life) you shared them with? What were their
reactions?

Although I have never admitted to anybody face to face that I am a race realist, I regularly comment on American Renaissance articles and also on a blog called Occidental Dissent.  Every once in a while a white person will respond to my comments.  They typically express their surprise that a black person could become a race realist and tell me that while they have no problems with decent blacks, they don’t want to live among blacks in general.  I have rarely encountered hostility, although one person from Romania asked me to sterilize myself.

 
I’ve also posted articles from AR and OD on my facebook.  I generally get pretty angry responses from both blacks and whites alike.  I have gotten into debates about the book Why Race Matters with a cousin and my postings have garnered accusations of self-hatred from former friends.  
3) Have you met any other race realists face to face? Do you desire
friendships with them? Have you attended any race-realist/ pro-white
conferences?
 
I have never met a self-professed race realist in person.  As much as I love my egalitarian friends I would love to find friends that accept HBD.  I’ve never attended any race realist/ pro-white conferences either and I’m actually unsure about whether it would be moral to attend any of these types of events.  The very least I can do as a black is let whites associate with each other once a year without black intrusion.

4) As a black race-realist, how would you use this knowledge for the
betterment of your own race? What do you think the prospects are that
other blacks, in significant numbers, will listen?

Years ago, AR posted an article about an organization founded in California that pays addicts to be sterilized.  It is currently called Project Prevention.  I would love to get involved in that organization someday even though the sterilization is only temporary.  Given that it was a white woman who founded the organization I think chances are remote that blacks will join.  

 
I’ve also heard of organizations that pay black girls not to get pregnant in high school.  I hope that blacks will not scream “eugenics” and protest against those organizations when I get involved, but I’m not optimistic.
5) Do you believe there’s a more receptive audience among African
blacks than among American blacks?

No.  I find that African blacks blame whites for all their problems just as American blacks do.  I only have anecdotal evidence to back up my assertion, but I’m convinced that most African blacks think that colonization is responsible for most of Africa’s woes.  I’ve asked many of my relatives why we don’t just beg the Europeans to re-colonize us and I’ve gotten scoffs from most of them, although one aunt did say that nobody wants to admit that we were better off being ruled by Europeans.

6) Does it bother you that, when you visit sites like Amren.com, or
even my own site, there’s so much anti-black diatribe? Do you find
yourself in inner conflict when you sympathize with the cause of
people, so many of whom hate you because of your race? Of course, as a
Jew, I’m in a similar situation.

It used to bother me a bit, but I’ve since become more tolerant.  In an ideal world, white race realists would understand the facts of HBD without having any animosity towards blacks at all, but our world is imperfect.  Many AR readers have witnessed black pathology and the unluckiest have been victims of our violence.  I can’t expect them not to go off on rants every once in a while.

 
As a young black woman who has yet to be in a romantic relationship, it used to severely hurt my feelings that AR readers find black women so unattractive.  (I remember one reader saying that he finds the creatures from the movie Avatar more attractive than black women!)  But now I’m happy about that.  The fewer white men that find black women attractive, the less miscegenation there will be.

I used to experience severe cognitive dissonance on a regular basis.  On one hand, I want the world to accept HBD before the West becomes a third world cesspool.  On the other hand, I want my family to be safe and happy.  I found a solution to not feeling guilty about my activism, though.  Mestizos and Arabs will mistreat blacks far more than whites would if they ever come to power, therefore, it is in the interests of every black person to prevent Mestizos from taking over the U.S. and Arabs from taking over Western Europe.    

7) I’ve written some negative things about blacks myself. Does it
sting, inside, when I write such things, or do you take them in
context and understand that I mean them only as generalizations, and
sometimes as a means of venting?

It doesn’t sting at all.  I’m glad you’re racially aware and I hope you never stop fighting for your race.  Although to be honest, I’ve often wished you would be less blunt about how Ethiopian women are beautiful and black women are unattractive!

8) What can we do to make more intelligent blacks aware of HBD? Do you
have hope that race-realists of all races can work together for our
mutual benefit, and to ensure respectful boundaries and autonomy
between us?

I’ve often considered trying to get blacks interested in eugenics by merely lying to them.  We could tell them that most scientists believe the IQ gap to be entirely environmental, but since we haven’t yet found a way to permanently raise the IQs of the lower income population we should try to prevent them from out-breeding the higher income population.  And also since we haven’t found a way make Head Start successful we shouldn’t let mestizos, Africans, and West Indians emigrate here.  

 
I wish I could say that I have hope that all the races could live in harmony side by side, but I don’t.  I believe that blacks will always demand more.  
9) Can you share some stories about your interactions with whites,
where you  spoke the truth and they weren’t sure how to react, or they
pitied you as a “self-hating black?”

I told a white friend of mine who majored in anthropology that blacks on average score one standard deviation lower than whites on IQ tests.  She scoffed and said she wanted to see the sample size on that.  I had a long debate with an acquaintance who majored in anthropology about whether race is biological.  I told him that scientists can tell a person’s race from their bones, their DNA, and other biological characteristics.  He disagreed and de-friended me on facebook.  He wouldn’t read AR’s book review of The g Factor by Arthur Jensen or anything else I sent him.  My black friends just pity me because they think that I feel bad about myself because I’m black.

10) If you had 5 minutes to address the entire American Jewish
community, what would you tell us?

The American Jewish community should emulate the Israelis.  Sterilize blacks, secure the American border, and declare the U.S. a homeland for whites.  

11) If you had 5 minutes to address the entire American white
community, what would you tell us?

Stop caring what happens to blacks.  Stop adopting black children.  Stop sending aid and food to Africa.  For the love of God, stop having offspring with blacks.  Repatriate every last one of us and never look back.
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