I read somewhere that cartoonist Scott Adams believes himself to be politically on the left: “Somewhere to the left of Bernie,” to use his formulation. Hm. Well, maybe. But Adams respects evidence, and anyone who does that won’t remain on the left for long.
I’m sure my Gentle Readers are aware of Adams’s recent statement about blacks’ attitudes toward whites:
“If nearly half of all blacks are not OK with white people … that’s a hate group. And I don’t want anything to do with them….And based on how things are going, the best advice I could give to white people is to get the hell away from black people. Just get the fuck away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. ’Cause there’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed.”
Always assuming that the Rasmussen poll accurately captured the attitudes of American blacks, Adams’s conclusion was and is impeccable. But of course, what he said is something that must not be said. So he’s been roundly castigated for it, lost most of his syndication for it, and has been relegated to the ranks of the socially untouchables.
Evidence, you see, is irrelevant when a socially prescribed element of Goodthink is at issue. You are not allowed to cite evidence that cross-cuts the Goodthink! The media, which have the power of a hundred hurricanes, will whirl you off into the outer darkness where there is the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
I would have thought that persons on the Right would be willing to allow that Adams has reasoned soundly from what he knows. It’s possible to dispute the validity or the accuracy of the Rasmussen poll, but he who accepts it as valid and accurate cannot be faulted for reaching the obvious conclusion. However, some on the Right won’t allow it:
The problem is, of course, everyone watching Scott Adams be cancelled for “racism” knew exactly what would happen if the races he was talking about were reversed.
Robin DiAngelo sounding like an old-line segregationist: “People of color need to get away from white people and have some community with each other.”pic.twitter.com/HJFQcGejuo
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 20, 2023
America, we have a problem. Here we have two white people saying the exact same thing, except one said it without getting loud and using profanity. Either these comments are racist, or they aren’t. I happen to think both sound racist.
It seems I must say it again:
Therefore, Facts Cannot Be Racist.
It doesn’t matter how a statement “sounds.” What matters is its accuracy and – if it involves a conclusion – its validity. Either half of American blacks disagree that “It’s okay to be white” or they don’t. If they do, American whites cannot and must not live among them, nor allow blacks’ incursion into peaceful, orderly white communities. And be damned to anyone – Left or Right – who tries to plead otherwise.
I yield the floor to my Gentle Readers.