In her latest article at VDARE, Ann Coulter recounts a recent outrage in which a pair of good Samaritans attempted to help a black motorist in distress and paid dearly for their mistake. On Sunday, August 21, Adam Simjee and Mikayla Paulus, two college students in their early 20s, were driving in eastern Alabama when they spotted Yasmine Hider waving them down so that she could ask them to help with her broken-down car. Hider pulled a gun on them and ordered them into the forest in order to rob them. When Simjee pulled out his own gun, they exchanged gunfire. Despite hitting Hider several times, Simjee was struck dead with a single shot.
Such a turn of events is not surprising to a race realist who understands the genetic source of intelligence, temperament, and impulse control, of course. It is also not surprising to anyone who knows how to play the odds. It is common knowledge that blacks commit more violent crimes than any other racial group — for whatever reason. There is therefore a greater chance of ending up as a victim of a violent crime when encountering a black than a non-black.
John Derbyshire had presciently made this very same point in his now-famous TakiMag essay “The Talk: the Non-Black Version” from 2012. It was rule 10 (h), actually: “Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.”
This is the article that National Review editor Rich Lowry smeared as “nasty and indefensible” and used as an excuse for the Derb’s unmerited dismissal. To her immense credit, Coulter links this latest act of barbarism to Derb’s article just to show how the old race realist had been right all along. In typical Coulter fashion, she provides recent examples of non-black good Samaritans being victimized by blacks. She also takes a few sarcastic digs at Lowry and the National Review, which, as usual, are fun to read.
My point is not so much to underscore blacks’ criminal nature as to chide Coulter for a slight inaccuracy in her approach. After noting the irony of the how the Democrat strategy of being soft on black crime has increased danger and suspicion among blacks themselves, she writes:
This is a cautionary tale for black people. The Democrats’ Free All Criminals policies have hurt black people in myriad ways — mostly by getting more of them robbed, assaulted and killed each year — but also in other, more subtle ways, like this.
As Senate candidate Blake Masters of Arizona said — and the media lied about — it is blacks, frankly, who suffer the most when criminals aren’t locked up. And the Democrats don’t care.
Yeah, and neither do blacks. If they did, they would vote Republican.
Coulter’s mistake here is to repeat common sense to black people as if such simple reasoning hadn’t already occurred to them. Yes, blacks may have a lower average IQ than non-blacks, but the ones who know how to vote — let alone read Ann Coulter articles — understand well enough the connection between putting criminals behind bars and having safe neighborhoods. This isn’t rocket science, and whenever a smarty-pants Republican like Coulter offers them ding-dong logic as if they’re Socrates in the agora, it comes across as condescension. Make no mistake: Blacks see it that way, and they resent it.
The assumption Coulter makes is that blacks who live in black neighborhoods want safe streets above all else. They don’t.
What they want — primitive tribalists that they are — is space for their race. I have expounded upon my Space-for-Race theory in previous Counter-Currents articles such as “If I Were Black, I’d Vote Democrat” and, most recently, “Democrats are the Real Racists (and Why Blacks Don’t Care),” and will do so again here.
All things being equal, the majority of blacks are more loyal to their own diaspora than they are to themselves. Given this parameter, it makes no sense to appeal to blacks over what can help them as individuals, if what is buried in that appeal is something bad for their diaspora.
Of course, Coulter makes a good case for blacks benefiting as individuals if Democrat-run cities were to ever crack down on black crime. (Really, not a hard case to make, given that the vast majority of victims of black crime are also black.) What she doesn’t do is stress how going soft on black crime actually helps the black diaspora in America. How? Because high crime is a tried and true method for the black diaspora to provide and maintain physical space for itself. And without space — that is, space which is effectively black-only space — the only remaining alternative is assimilation into the non-black population, which would eventually spell death for the black diaspora.
When neighborhoods, precincts, and whole cities are crawling with black criminals, non-blacks tend to stay away, thus keeping these neighborhoods, precincts, and cities black. This invariably results in these areas having black politicians who have a certain amount of prestige on the state and national levels, and who will then further black interests in various ways. This twin benefit of black crime certainly outweighs the upside of safer streets, better schools, and buses that run on time. Blacks on average are fairly low on empathy and life expectations, so having safer streets and all these other perks was never much of a selling point with them to begin with.
If Ann Coulter and others like her had their way, these black areas would actually become nicer places to live in. This would then attract non-blacks back into them, where they would eventually crowd blacks out of the halls of power. I’m sure this prospect strikes more fear and loathing in the black Democrat elite than gangbangers shooting each other to pieces in the latest drive-by. Punks probably had it comin’, anyway. And if the occasional six-year-old gets wasted while playing hopscotch, so what? There are levels to this thing.
That’s something the voting, literate class of black Democrats have always known — and none so much as the ones actively engaged in politics who determine how the black masses will vote. That the GOP and conservative pundits like Ann Coulter don’t understand this and instead unwittingly promote policies that harm the black diaspora is the main reason why black Democrats treat them with such visceral contempt.
Perhaps this is also the reason why black criminals like Yasmine Hider prey upon good Samaritans.
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