More On “The Narrative”

     I just encountered the following image:

     The salient part here is that “the authorities” – in this case, school administrators – are deterred from doing what should be done by the fear of being called racists. This is a common problem that affects other authorities as well, including police forces. Consider, for example, that a gang of Muslims who’d immigrated to England were allowed to “groom” – i.e., sexually abuse – a large number of white girls for sixteen years, because the police feared to be called racists:

     That’s where The Narrative gets its power from: fear. Not necessarily fear of being damaged objectively; more often than not, it’s fear of being slandered.

     Now, Weird Dave, who provided the first of those images, doesn’t approve of the “Time to tribe up” approach:

     So is he right? I don’t think so. The solution has always been to live up to the American ideal of all men created equal. But to do that, we have to fight against the reality that some groups are not held to the same standards as everyone else. Illegal and anti-social behavior can not be allowed because the perpetrator belongs to a certain group or follows a certain belief. Can it be done? That’s the question. But Balkinization is not the answer.

     That would be nice…if it worked. But we tried it. The post-World-War-II period emphasized the American ideal of colorblindness and interracial harmony…among whites. This was the consequence:

     And in those places and cases where whites have followed the identitarian path, it’s worked. Assaults on whites by blacks and Muslims have declined sharply. Unfortunately, the masters of The Narrative have managed to keep the general public from learning about most of those instances.

     So we confront two prescriptions. The first, the “colorblind” path, has failed us. Nonwhites – blacks in particular – exploited it to gain legal privileges for themselves at whites’ expense. The second, the “racial identity” path, has worked in those white-majority regions where it’s been followed. Whites have “tribed up,” which deterred blacks and Muslims from violating the regional norms.

     Being a practical sort, I’d say that we should go with what works. The other path has a fine, idealistic feel to it. I wish it worked. But it didn’t – and we have no reason to believe it would work if we were to try it again. The power of The Narrative can only be countered by a greater counterpower: fear among minorities of what an energized and self-aware white majority would do were they to “act up.”

     Deterrence works. That’s why we have a military and a whole lot of big bombs. That’s why millions of Americans have armed themselves. There’s no point in insisting on following another way that has failed when we tried it.

“When what you’re doing doesn’t work,
Do something else!

—Michael Emerling—