Every conservative who reads the National Review needs to contact the owner, publisher, editor, or chief idiot in charge of that execrable waste of bandwidth and pixels and demand the immediate termination of writer John Derbyshire. He is a regular contributor to that particular conservative rag, which has become a laughing stock since the late, and perhaps, last intelligent conservative William F. Buckley, Jr., left the publication.
You hear a lot of talk about "dog whistles" being used by conservatives -- code words conservatives use so they can say racist things that come through loud and clear to other racists and people who are hip to conservatives and their all-too-common racism. Mr. Derbyshire has abandoned the dog whistle.
His column, published Apr. 5 on a silly little blog called "Taki's Magazine" (Cocktails, Countesses and Mental Caviar), Derbyshire served up a helping of swill and swamp water with a column called "The Talk: The Non-Black Version."
"The Talk" refers to the conversation black parents find themselves having to have with their adolescent children to keep them out of trouble in a society that tends to view them with suspicion because of their dress, their music, their culture, their skin color.
Derbyshire apparently feels that white parents need to have a similar talk with their children about the danger presented by the negro menace. You'll see some links in the quoted materials from his column. According to Think Progress, which first alerted the thinking world to this cognitive insult, "Derbyshire peppers the post with links to news stories of crimes, a few random videos, and his own columns. The only “fact” included in the entire piece (and just a small image, at that) is from the offensive book The Bell Curve. Every other hateful, racist claim is based on a one-off story or his own foregone conclusions"
First, he bemoans the fact that black people are allowed to use the N-word while he is not. (Any bets as to whether or not that stops him from doing so, after checking first -- like most racist cowards do -- to see if anyone darker than he might be in earshot?)
He whines about blacks who prefer to be called African-Americans while a lot of whites are of European descent and are just called "white." Poor baby.
In a sop to what he no doubt considers to be "fairness," he comments that, just like normal people, blacks come in all shapes and sizes and mental abilities; although he takes great pains to point out that there are no blacks who happen to be winners of the "Fields Medal." That's an award that is considered to be the math world's equal to the Nobel Prize.
Oddly enough, Derbyshire fails to mention that since 1936, fewer than half of the 50 or so award winners came from American Universities and many of those awardees had names that appear suspiciously unAmerican. Just like there are no Derbyshires on the list. Or on any list of journalism award winers of which we are aware.
He goes on to define what he describes as the "differences" between blacks and normal white folks, like he.
School disciplinary problems, political corruption (?) and criminal convictions are listed as offenses where the offenders are typically black.
Not only are blacks "antisocial" to each other, they are even moreso to whites. Are you paying attention, kids?
His experience (not anything scientific, mind you, just a number that sounds about right to him) shows that about five percent of these nubians are "ferociously hostile" to whites and they will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us." But it gets worse.
A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.Are you scared of black folks yet? No? Hang on. There's more.
Derbyshire offers these "common sense" rules on how to deal with strange blacks. It's sort of like the way one would tell a child not to pet a dog he doesn't know personally.
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.Or shoot him. Whatever works.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.
They're not a particularly intelligent bunch, these negroes.
The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black. These differences show in every test of general cognitive ability that anyone, of any race or nationality, has yet been able to devise. They are reflected in countless everyday situations.Affirmative action only made things worse by giving blacks jobs they are not mentally or socially capable of performing without being rude or antisocial to whites, Derbyshire contends.
In government work, they are very high. Thus, in those encounters with strangers that involve cognitive engagement, ceteris paribus the black stranger will be less intelligent than the white. In such encounters, therefore—for example, at a government office—you will, on average, be dealt with more competently by a white than by a black. If that hostility-based magnifying effect (paragraph 8) is also in play, you will be dealt with more politely, too. “The DMV lady“ is a statistical truth, not a myth.See, if you use Latin, it can make even the dullest idiot look intelligent. All those extra keystrokes that it would have taken to type "all things being equal" where "ceteris paribus" just looks so smart... therefore, white.
Derbyshire is willing to bet, however, that among the large number of bad and murderous negroes, there are a few good ones and he advises his children to seek these out and befriend them to "gain an amulet against potentially career-destroying accusations of prejudice."
(See? Some of my best friends are black! I can't be a racist!)
Unfortunately, Derbyshire writes, there just aren't enough of these socially-acceptable negroes to go around. Therefore, competition for their "friendship" is fierce.
He closes his racist diatribe by advising white and Asian parents (not Hispanic, mind you, or folks of Middle Eastern descent or any of the other "swarthy" people that populate our country) that failure to follow his advice could cost their children their lives.
Now. Go read the column. Then ask yourself why even a stupid little blog like "Taki's Magazine" would allow such blatant, hate-filled racism to blight its website, let alone a widely-read, formerly respected publication like the National Review.