Good sense often seems to have been anathematized, if not outlawed. It’s still possible to have good sense, but to speak good sense where others can hear is becoming increasingly dangerous. It can cost you everything: Your family, your friends, the good will of your neighbors, your occupation, your business associations. Now and then it can even cost you your life.
Good sense is expressed in a number of maxims. The one that comes to mind just now is a simple one:
Fairly straightforward, no? And awfully hard to argue against. But a whole lot of people don’t…quite…get it. They’re determined to force themselves on others who’d rather not be burdened by their presence. And their efforts in that direction create a great deal of tension and resentment. Occasionally it eventuates in violence.
Herewith, a brief video from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. Please watch it.
Good sense raw and unprocessed. It calls to mind the observation of Professor Helmut Schoeck that the typical response to generosity is resentment and envy:
No one admits publicly, and hence public opinion does not admit, that ingratitude is the norm. It is astounding that countless benefactors allow themselves to be persuaded over and over that ingratitude with the resultant hatred is a rare and special case.
We tried, White America. We tried our best. We told ourselves it was our duty to help, that we were atoning for the crimes of Americans past. And we gave without any reckoning-up.
It’s time to stop. There must be a divorce. Not the sort Marjorie Taylor Greene advocates, but a racial divorce:
Blacks must not be welcome within them.
This will be condemned by the bien-pensants, of course. “It’s racist!” Damn right it is, baby. “It’s prejudicial!” You think we’re the only ones? The necessity has become too blatant to be denied any longer. Too much blood and treasure has been spilled in the attempt to harmonize inherently unharmonious races.
Will it cost us? Of course. But as David Bergland has said, Utopia is not one of the options. All the alternatives are still more costly – and not always in dollars and cents.