There is no shame in America. Not any more. Failed Mayor of New Orleans and National Urban League President Marc Morial is calling upon Nike to cancel sales of the LeBron James X sneakers. The reason: young Black men will either kill over them, or spend money they don’t have (the shoe price is considered to be around $300 or so) on overpriced hype. No shame. No shame for Morial’s total failure as Mayor of New Orleans, and no shame for a group of men who are too dimwitted or impulse driven to control themselves. Failure to produce shame has bad results. Freedom to buy whatever you want has to go away, and society has to rigidly impinge on the ordinary lives or ordinary White middle class people, in order for various groups (such as young Black men) not to be offended by frank, honest talk about shameful behavior.
For America, you could hardly have a worse outcome.
Multicultural societies throughout history generally develop into hard dictatorships that allow a privileged group, one that has funneled all the military and economic power to itself, to do whatever it pleases while non-privileged groups are subject to periodic pogroms. Saddam’s Iraq, Khadaffi’s Libya, Assad’s Syria, are all good examples. People point to Brazil as an example of “positive” Multiculturalism, forgetting that for much of its history Brazil has been first an “Empire” and then a fairly brutal military dictatorship enforcing the privilege of the highly White upper classes.
America for most of its existence has tried hard to pretend Black people did not exist. And for much of America (New England, the Midwest up until the Great Migration of WWI, the West), Blacks did not exist in any great numbers. Meanwhile in the South the great pretending continued. Now America does not try and pretend Black people don’t exist — rather it pretends furiously that Black people for the most part act just like Middle Class Whites. Only with a heaping helping of magical goodness and moral insight (cue Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, in any movie they’ve done).
At a certain point, in order to keep the pretending still functioning, every ordinary White middle class person must be controlled, groped, surveilled, punished, and restricted in ordinary life to intolerable levels. So that the pretending can go on, and no one ever mention the dysfunction and crisis found in young Black men (and women).
Chicago is already in melt-down, more dangerous than Baghdad, with 19 people shot THURSDAY NIGHT, not Friday-Saturday. All Black. As are the perps. Euphemisms like “teens” instead of “Young Black Men and Women” are used. Meanwhile an argument between push-cart food vendors near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx left three shot.
There are not enough police to make Chicago, or even compact New York City safe, even with a massive increase in spending and personnel in the police budgets for both cities. No matter how much money is spent, how many prisons constructed, how many cops on the streets aggressively enforcing the law without regard to Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Marc Morial, the National Urban League, NAACP, Louis Farrakhan, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama, major cities won’t become safe the way that say, monocultural Zurich, Tokyo, and Christchurch are safe.
Rather it is shame and social pressure that modify day to day behavior to the point that the police can and do pick up the pieces of the few exceptions who are resistant to social demands. This was the case with Prohibition, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony of the NBA made a DVD with a drug dealer exhorting fans to “stop snitching” …
To paraphrase Chris Rock, keeping it real always goes wrong.
Not only is there no shame in the US, particularly among Young Black Men, but the reverse is true, things that are innately shameful are celebrated.
There is a reason for this.
It is true that the average Black IQ is around 85, vs. 103 for Whites, in the US. Higher impulsiveness, lower future time orientation (“if I do this, I’ll go to jail and it will be very, very bad”) and aggression are highly correlated with lower IQs. But Black people from the 1870’s through the 1950’s did not behave this way.
Barack Obama’s “Dreams from My Father: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE” contains a passage in which elderly Black residents of a Chicago public housing project tell him they long for the days of Segregation, because streets were safe, and kids could play in the streets while doors were unlocked. Jelly Roll Morton’s Library of Congress Recordings, recently re-released, tell the same story in pre-WWI New Orleans. Which while being a violent port town would be considered sedate on the order of say, Oceanside California or any military-base town that is largely White today. Louis Armstrong’s painfully typed out autobiography, obviously never ghost-written (and thus a more accurate telling) account of the same time and place, pre World War One New Orleans, tells the same story.
Violence was always present, but not to the level of insanity found today among Black men and women.
There are several reasons for this.
Among them, are a single-mother society, a sexual incentive that rewards thuggery, and enabling White behavior out of social fear and cowardice (avoiding the label “racist.”)
Black people have always had a higher level of single motherhood, compared to Whites. But as recently as the 1960’s, the rate was controllable in the high 20% to low 30%. Today it is over 70% nationwide and over 90% in the urban core. Single mothers have a society where no adult men are able to control young male aggression, smack them in line when its needed (and it sometimes is) while providing models of controlled aggression and masculinity that embraces as much strength in building things as being a ticking time bomb. A society driven by single motherhood will produce a generation of feral boys and girls with no morals, no standards, no shame, no adherence to generally accepted standards of behavior, and the law of the jungle. In a few words, society run by the rules of a chimpanzee or baboon or monkey tribe. Primal, primate behavior. See any prison, or places like Pitcairn Island.
Human beings are complex social animals, and do not do well without both parents. A few lucky ones, who are smarter, better looking, more focused, more athletic, more talented, can succeed. But most default to primal primate behavior, and engage in the Lord of the Flies actions.
Meanwhile single motherhood rewards thuggery. Black women are far too much like Rihanna, still in love with brutalizer Chris Brown. This is nothing new, Dinah Washington sang “You loved me, then you slugged me, but what can I do? I love you!” Actress Lauren London loves thugs. Now engaged to rapper Lil Wayne, she told King Magazine:
KING: So you want a man who’s both honest and thug?
London: An authentic gangsta—that deletes about half the rap game off your list. I love guys who are street. I won’t even give soft guys a chance. Menace II Society is my shit! Caine was like my first crush. Actually, O-Dog was my true dream guy. I was in love with him, from that opening scene where he pops the convenience-store worker. He had me from that gunshot [laughs]. He was ’hood, and I loved that.
This is a vicious cycle, and explains a whole lot of the violence among Black people.
The hottest women express their hypergamy, for ultimate thugs. Who decide upon a whim who lives and dies. More and more violence, at every turn, is required to win the hottest women. Meanwhile there is no shame, no social structure, to control both women’s preference for thugs, or male thuggery.
It is NOT ENOUGH to just arrest thugs. The Black ghetto produces violent, and hyper-violent thugs, by the boatload. That’s because thuggery is the way to the best sex with the hottest women. [That obesity is an epidemic among Black women reducing the hot to a tiny percentage only makes things worse.] When you see a news item about a little boy being shot, or a grandmother, in a Black area, be assured that it is not “senseless” in the PC speak.
It made perfect sense. Someone got laid that night. With the hottest girl in the ghetto too.
Women unless restrained like cruelty. In men. Cruelty expressed by a man is just another display of social dominance (no beta male can express it). When a child is shot, a grandmother beaten, an convenience store clerk just murdered, well you see the reason. The pure lust aroused by the act, even on a professional actress like Lauren London.
In order to break that vicious circle, the offer of sex and affection to the most violent thug must be broken.
The only way to do that is SHAME. Shame among any woman who is caught out by other women with a thug. Shame and enforcement of shame, among Black women, against indulging in cruelty and violence in men. Which yes, is arousing for women (those who doubt it, check out the bondage novels like the Fifty Shades of Mommy Porn, or the ballerina memoir of humiliation and degradation by Toni Bentley The Surrender). Shame is the only measure to break the cycle of violence, by breaking the rewards that violence brings. You can “flood the zone” with as many cops as you want, as long as great sex with the hottest women sit as the rewards for hyper-violence, men will reliably kill for that sex.
The reason this shame does not exist is most White cowardice in the face of … other Whites. Fear of being called “racist” leads to elaborate euphemisms, double-talk, pretending, and ignoring reality. Whites don’t call Black men and women on their dysfunctional, single motherhood driven, thug-loving, sex for violence reward society. When a grannie is gunned down in the ghetto, or an honor student shot, Whites are not forthright. They don’t say that it is no surprise, that Black women, among them the hottest, drive the violence in part because they sleep with guys who kill. And that Black men enforce a “no snitching” code complete with celebrity endorsement. And that this disaster is the inevitable result of single motherhood.
Eventually this will change. Whites will only accept so much control, by a manifestly incompetent elite that has to pretend Black dysfunction away, before they revolt. People LIKE doing mostly what they want, when they want. Including spending lots of money on junk shoes. It will take controls on nearly everything, including alcohol (which always works out well), driving, guns, shoes, clothing, staring, “looking at” people, and much more. Every little action must be controlled, in a futile effort to stop young Black men from killing people, absent short-circuiting the sexual rewards of violence.
Nike ought to make whatever shoes it wants, and charge whatever it wants. No one is obligated to buy them. If young Black men cannot restrain themselves from violence when shoes are sold, and budget themselves accordingly, that is their look-out. Not the rest of America’s. If young Black men behave badly, then shame on them. Literally. No apologies.