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A TX Reader Finds Wisdom In Shakespeare On "Hate Facts"
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From: Scott Wilson (email him)
Re: "Hate Stats" by Steve Sailer
Can facts be moral or immoral?
If I say
over a million children in the
"hate fact" is special.
If I say
90 percent of all interracial crime in the
The most important issue instantly becomes, why are you saying this? Maybe you are saying this because in some way you want it to be true. Perhaps you are a racist.
ethical culpability of racism is so strong that even
if one were to express, upfront, the regrettable nature
of this fact's existence (i.e.
"isn't it awful
that 90 percent of all interracial crime in the
And even if the statistic were true, aren't we told that it is the pervasive character of bigotry that is ultimately responsible for black-on-white crime? Thus, in repeating a "hate fact" a person sets himself up as a contributor to the racism which causes blacks to violently react against whites in the first place.
So what's the solution? In Henry IV, Part II, Shakespeare notes, "Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news / Hath but a losing office". And I think this offers us a clue. If an unwelcome fact is heard enough times from various sources, the hearers (all but the most pathologically committed) will begin to sense its reality. To this end, the crumbling of the American media monolith and the rise of Internet-based news and talk radio is all to the good.
It is my hope and belief that sources like VDARE.COM are becoming voices in a chorus that will ultimately dispel such insulated modes of thought.