Posted On: Thursday - May 28th 2020 3:03PM MST
In Topics:   Student and other Snowflakes  Race/Genetics
There used to be a joke that this title would invalidate, but it would be giving too much away for me to tell it with enough explanation. That's tough on me, not being able to tell a joke.
There are riots going on in Minneapolis, Minnesota - no, that is NOT the joke. It could have been the start of a joke right up through, what 2000, even? The reader can look up numbers and should feel free to chime in, but Peak Stupidity doesn't feel a need to give numbers unless it's about something for which numbers could prove the point either way. We are also not a news site so didn't feel the need to post about this.
We normally wouldn't have noted this riot, as you all can get the news, but I did want to point out, as I did in a footnote on the previous post, that this conflict between the staid upper midwestern Snowflakes* is one foreseen long ago by Peak Stupidity. Those web pages again are, got a pencil and paper, 888- ..., no, A taste of Somalia - 2: Minnegadishu and Minnegadishu and Mary Tyler Moore , and another couple of oldies, Nice and Stupid DO NOT MIX, people! and Minnesota Nice, terrorists, and the Security State
I'll link to the current Steve Sailer post on this riot, called Minneapolis Before Diversity and Undocumented Shoppers . Nice title! He's got that same Mary Tyler Moore intro/theme embedded as my year-and-a-half-ago "Minnegadishu and MTM" one linked to above. Yes, Steve may be officially over his Kung Flu episode and back to his usual self. That makes me happy. The comments are top notch, as usual.
Commenter Trinity has a great comment that displays very much the same attitude of a tight balance between schadenfreude and understanding for the (former, now) snowflakes of Minneapolis that I've got. Come to think of it, Peak Stupidity discussed this same thing, regarding Europeans (likely, former) disdain for Americans' purported racism in "At least he made the trains run on time!". Here's Peak Stupidity's take first, excerpted from that post:
What would bug me is the arrogant attitude that many had about things that they could not understand. American white people had put up with a lot and tried a lot of things to help, and to get along with, black people over the last 50, but arguably 165, years. Not much has worked. Yet, you'd hear from English, French, or German visitors (or talk to them on that trip overseas) that "your country is great, but what's the deal with all that racism stuff?" "Why do you have all those deplorable racists treating black people so mean?" It came often in with the English condescension (because, just with that accent, they SOUND smarter!), the French snootyness (nose in the air - "you ave to treat zeeez people nicer, like we would in Fronce") or the German air of authority ("We haff no Nazis now. You are zee racists.)Here's Trinity's comment:
I kind of wonder what some of these, now middle-aged, volks haff to ... [Stop that! - Ed] say about the situation, now that they have a large unassimilable crowd of un-like people in their midst. Would they think back to their words of yesteryear and understand they were wrong? Maybe they would tell me that their situation is different, that these Moslems and blacks in Europe are just not assimilated yet, but in America we are still just racists, sticking to the narrative. I don't know, but it's another case of schadenfreude for me, as some of them must be wondering if their situation matches large portions of American cities, and I'd like to head over there just for a quick "I told you so".
As much as I can’t help but feel angry at the “race experts” who lived in cities like Minneapolis, or in states like Maine, Vermont, Wisconsin, and even the more diverse city of Boston, I have to FORCE myself not to hope they don’t have to go through the same thing as I and other kids in the Deep South had to go through. Of course, HYPOCRITICAL Boston “liberals” who were one of the most VOCAL CRITICS of Southerners back in the day for segregated schools received their payback when good ole Boston experienced FORCED BUSING in 1975. The good white people of Boston weren’t so enthusiastic about integrated schools when it came to their children, I guess they felt that their kids were better than white Southerners and the same rules they helped push on white Southerners shouldn’t apply to them. The white people in Boston rioted when it was time to send their white children to school with the negro. No matter what though, Georgia is one of the BLACKEST STATES out there at about 32% Black, so even though Boston had to go through with integrated schools, they NEVER had the same experience of those living in the Black Belt of America. I have to laugh when some “race expert” like author Stephen King, a life long resident of Maine, talks about race issues and White “racism” in his books of fiction. Hey Stephen, come on down to Atlanta,Georgia and I will show you Black racism at its finest.Thanks, Trinity! Yep, you hate to see it, because this influx is ruining these States. However, I guess they** won't be ragging on the South anymore, huh?
Yeah, "riots in Minneapolis", and they don't mean that little brewhaha a while back where Olaff and Helmur raised their voices when Olga's Market ran out of Lutefish that time. When DID the black population of Minneapolis get big enough to support a riot? It couldn't have been more than 20 years ago that they would have needed volunteers to help those few nice black boys lift those TVs out of the broken store windows. "Careful, fellers, dooon't hurt cherselves. It looks like you have a boo-boo, young man - I'll get over to Amundsen's drug store and fetch you a band-aid for that." "Such NICE young men!"
* I'm not at all trying to say that all the people of the northern Plains are snowflakes. I'm just pointing to the huge numbers of them that are the way they are (ha! shades of Mary Tyler Moore to Lou Grant: "You know how you are." How'd I remember that?!). These are the ones who are getting a rude awakening up there in
** Same thing, not all the good folks of the northern Plains, just the kind that would have called Southerners names, nicely though, of course... you betcha'.