In memory of, and justice for, Jupiter Paulsen

Posted On: Thursday - June 23rd 2022 11:11AM MST
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Her real name was Daisy.

From an anonymous North Dakota (probably Fargo) resident going by "Dakota Witness" on VDare a week back, I read Protest In Fargo ND Over Murder Of White Child By African Immigrant. Media Ignores I'll just let this witness (to the protest and maybe more) have his say here:
The name of Daisy “Jupiter” Paulsen has never appeared in the New York Times or the Washington Post, and over a year after her brutal murder in Fargo, ND at the hands of African immigrant Arthur Prince Kollie it’s now less likely to appear than ever. That’s because her father, Robert Paulsen, desperate over the institutional failures that led to her death and over what seems to be the increasing likelihood that Kollie will escape punishment, has allied with the radical National Justice Party, described by critics like the virulently anti-white Anti-Defamation League as “a virulently antisemitic white supremacist group,” to protest the scandal. Of course the short-term result is an even more intense media blackout. But Paulsen obviously felt he had no choice.
(As usual, VDare has loads of links for the reader who wants more details.) About the protest this past June 4th:
On Saturday June 4th, the anniversary of Kollie’s crime, some 40-50 people led by local grassroots organizer Peter Tefft and NJP chairman Michael Peinovich marched through Fargo’s downtown. The peaceful protest (Video) started at the victim’s home and ended with a picket in front of the Fargo courthouse. It was shadowed by a small group of self-identified “Antifa” members (Video), who mocked and jeered the white activists and the family they had come to support. Neither national nor local media covered the march, despite it causing a lot of discussion in Fargo.
That bolding is mine to illustrate how sick these antifa Commies are. About the murder of the girl:
Jupiter Paulsen’s tragedy began on June 4th, 2021, when she left her home to visit her mother’s house. As she passed through a strip mall, Kollie allegedly began following her. Then, without provocation, Kollie allegedly stabbed and strangled the cornered white child in a savage attack that lasted 25 minutes.

Kollie attempted to escape when a witness confronted him, and he was filmed in a store trying to change out of his bloody clothing. (There’s no suggestion of any sexual assault, although the prosecutor suggests robbery was a motive.) Jupiter was taken to hospital, where she died of her catastrophic injuries. She was 14 years old.
This would have never happened if there was a working justice system in the country, as if it were a century, even half a century, ago:
Among the institutional failures contributing to Jupiter’s death: America’s Refugee Racket. Kollie, who is originally from the Ivory Coast, immigrated from Liberia, probably under North Dakota’s refugee resettlement program. (Typically, the corporate media hasn’t bothered to ask.) In the U.S. he was a habitual offender who was in and out of prison. So much for screening.

Shortly after Kollie was released from a one-year sentence for a previous violent felony in 2020, he was arrested again for the unlawful possession of a firearm, discharging the firearm, and drug possession. Court records show that on May 7, 2021, less than a month before the girl’s murder, Kollie was sentenced to two years in prison.
That sounds like the whole story, but Dakota Witness wrote more about the struggles of Jupiter's Dad and family, the racial aspect, the destructive refugee resettlement program (they've got BOTH kinds of compassion, Hebrew AND Lutheran!), and more...

This has been the 1st half of the article, pretty much, but please go read the rest. I wish just 10% of the country would read VDare. That'd be enough to cause the hell-raising we need. Speaking of hell-raising, if I were Robert Paulsen, I can't be sure, because it's not me, but I think whatever I would be doing now is something I can't discuss on the internet.

This is not some top news story, because this is NOT the only such incident of murder and mayhem by people who shouldn't be in the country, much less out of prison. Additionally, as you can read, the Lyin' Press has been covering this story, with a pillow, until it's dead*. Peak Stupidity has posted this specific one to help get a few more thousand people to learn of it.

* Hat tip to blogger IowaHawk for that line.

Monday - June 27th 2022 5:49PM MST

" the good commenter Another Dad has coined"

A tangential comment, but I regret to say that I lost respect for the commenter AnotherDad when he turned into an aggressive and shameless embracer of "Covid" Panic. A believer, a proud refuser to look at evidence, he soon became the sort of person proud of their own ignorance. He was content to stick to a position he had emotionally leaned towards early on (Pro-Panic, Anti-Anti-Panic), and insult Anti-Panickers (who were demonstrably right on the factual specifics, though he didn't seem to care and would just wave this away). Maybe he has since recanted. I find it hard to regain respect for him, though.
Monday - June 27th 2022 4:59PM MST

Thank you to Adam Smith and the Moderator for ongoing comments and feedback, and I agree that a work-up of the "Black Moral Superiority doctrine" in coherent form may be worth it to the world.

I may respond to points raised here or later, but as this thread fades into the nether-regions of Peak Stupidity, I'll still return to it for reference at the least.

In the meantime, a seeming example of the fruits of Black Moral Superiority doctrine: the poetry career of one Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate. See Peak Stupidity #2315 for her atrocious poem on the cancellation of Roe vs Wade (search 'Gorman').
Sunday - June 26th 2022 4:34PM MST
PS: I meant to sum that up better, Mr. Hail. I think you should gather together what you have here, along with other pieces you can think of (and we can try to), and put a nice long post on your site about it.

There are different timelines, I guess, on the mass media aspect, even TV shows/commericals/movies vs. TV news/print/website, then the Long March through the Institutions - something I meant to discuss for a minute - and then the situation for the average Joe Shmoe. I would say for the latter, there was a time lag that brought the start of this up through 20 or even 10-15 years ago, depending on how much media one consumes and how much of a "noticer' one is.
Sunday - June 26th 2022 4:29PM MST
PS: Mr. Hail, first, sorry that I missed where you brought up those Maya Angelou quarters, ughhh.

As for the Stanford poll, you've got a good point that, even if White students felt pressured to answer a certain way, that still proves that this Black Moral Superiority doctrine was, if not a belief, still prevalent.

Perhaps by "Great Awokening", Steve Sailer refers to the mainstream media. If not purposefully, he does take in very much of it, mostly for his readers' sake, I assume. He must have noticed a big change in how obsequious they became toward blacks, along with other minoritarianism (as the good commenter Another Dad has coined, but spellcheck is not up on), from the '00s to the '10s. You show lots of "data points", as it were to illustrate the rise of this doctrine over more like 40 years.

My personal recollections of it all must reflect that the average White guy did not have to worry about or think about this and was not afraid to speak his mind about it, during the 1980s and most of the '90s. However, I was not in a High School classroom during much of that period. My experience with the Big Biz office environment by the late 1990s was that one did have to watch what one said, IF one cared a lot. Even being in a lefty area, I was with a crowd that would be the type to laugh it off. 10 years later, thinks were probably much worse.

Yeah, Tubman, jeeze, she was some kind of artifact that only those who studied a lot about that very specific time period and that one issue, would have had anything to say about it. Now, in 3rd grade, every one of the kids knows about her - the teaching of black slavery as THE most important piece of American history has given the young people a very distorted perspective.

Of course, I've been correcting that when I can. At an early age, it's hard for a kid to understand the big picture, but then, OTOH, he'll listen to a parent over a teacher or peers more than later on. Homeschooling for the win!
Saturday - June 25th 2022 10:15PM MST
PS: Mr. Smith, I thought the page from that link was going to be one of yours. The title could have been. OK, I can just deal with nickels then. (They do have more value as metal than the other coins anyway.)
Saturday - June 25th 2022 10:14PM MST
PS: I don't mind at all, Mr. Hail. It's all good reading, and my apologies for not having responding to the gist of your newer comments. I think it'd be great, and a good use of your time, to put them together into a post on your site. I've been known to put one or a number of comments of mine into posts here too.

Just as a start, I agree with you completely on the Sportsball and its relation to Black Moral Superiority and also on Christopher Caldwell. I reviewed his "The Age of Entitlement" here:

I will say right off that he is a cuck (in the book, at least) in regards to feminism and race. However, his take on "Civil Rights" as an overruling of the US Constitution was very good.
Adam Smith
Saturday - June 25th 2022 6:29PM MST
PS: One more thing,

I know that the less said about Oprah the better, but...


Adam Smith
Saturday - June 25th 2022 6:26PM MST
PS: Good evening, Mr. Hail,

No need for sorrow. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and comments, even if they are merely drafts. I really value your insight and the way you present it. Please keep up the good work.

Regarding that Stanford study...

I'm a little surprised that David Lane and J. Robert Oppenheimer didn't make the list. Seriously though, I'd nominate Nikola Tesla as a great (Serbian-)American hero. I doubt anyone has made modern life more comfortable, let alone possible, than Nikola Tesla.

I too like "Black moral superiority doctrine" as a concept to explain the phenomenon you mention. I think it's pretty spot on. I do wonder though, how did it come to pass without people noticing an overt push. Was it simply the people the textbook writers chose to emphasize, or that many teachers tend to be leftists? Can it be attributed to a form of egalitarianism found among academics? I agree with Achmed in that it seems almost organic somehow. I am a bit interested how this could have happened.

Kinda off topic, but here are a few pics that might get a pavlovian reaction from some viewers ensconced in the fish tank...

(Two of these are the same, but with different captions.)

Thank you for doing what yo do, Mr. Hail.
I hope you have a great evening, and a great rest of the weekend!

Saturday - June 25th 2022 11:30AM MST

Sorry for the number and length of comments here. When I do this I have the idea that they are possible drafts for more coherent posts.

A few more thoughts:


I remember thinking at the time of the Obama campaign's implausible breakthrough and victory, that it only happened because he was Black (and/or Exotic+Black), that he'd never have gone anywhere on the national stage otherwise. Maybe he'd have been a community college professor or have drifted into a path which led him to be museum curator of Kenyan traditional art. Anyway, by the 2007-08, Black Moral Superiority doctrine seems well-entrenched enough to produce the implausible Obama breakthrough and victory.

I remember a conversation with a Dutch person in July 2007. She floated the idea that this Obama, then making some waves in the news (as most everyone of a certain socioeconomic-aspirational status in the Western world follows U.S. politics), that Obama might go far. I remember responding to her, No the Obama campaign was just a novelty, He won't really retain support. But I understood enough of the U.S. system and how it really works by that time, in mid-2007, to have been worried that the Obama phenomenon WOULD break through to a certain level, and if it did, that it would really start scooping up accumulated Blackness points, which is exactly what happened.

Early-mid 1990s:

The Jan. 1993 Bill Clinton inauguration. The Clinton people came in and bragged about the "diversity" of the proposed incoming cabinet. But something more specific of relevance to the emergence of Black Moral Superiority doctrine as we now know it, the Clinton people elevated a Black poet called Maya Angelou to "National Poet" and had Maya Angelou read poems in honor of the election of Bill Clinton.

Some began even calling Bill Clinton "the first Black president," which doesn't make sense but seems also up the alley in this discussion (as if it were a moral honor to bestow on a non-Black the title "first Black president," basically functioning as an honorific).

The direct line of continuity between the 1980s/90s racial groundwork-laying and the 2020s:

At some level the following is a trivial example but at another it is symbolic and informative. I recently got change at a store and saw Maya Angelou's face on one of the quarters. Most of the new quarters have these "Woke" themes. This "Maya Angelou quarter" bears the year "2022" and was therefore minted under President Let's Go Brandon and his incompetent-to-buffoonish-level vice president (the latter is another obvious example of someone who has basked in, and coasted upon, her (half-)Blackness, and 100%-definitely would not have advanced this far without it).
Friday - June 24th 2022 11:31PM MST

Moderator wrote: "there was no big 'project' of Black Moral Superiority pushed on anyone" (referring to certain universities in the 1990s).

It may have been so successful because it was not (seen to be) "pushed" at all, when it was making its critical gains.

In other words, it major gains while maintaining a plausible deniability. To speak of "plausible deniability," though, implies agency, an agent/actor seeking to deny something. That doesn't apply to an emergent social phenomenon.

Another little example: a contingent of Steve Sailer commenters has always given him a hard time for his (he might say) colorblind interest in sports. Sports was without doubt one of many avenues through which Black Moral Superiority doctrine came together and the groundwork laid, going back many decades now. It's all rather interrelated.

I am reminded here of what Christopher Caldwell famously wrote about affirmative action in about 2008:

"One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which affirmative action can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too weak, to a world in which it can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too strong."

Replace "affirmative action" with "Black moral superiority doctrine" and see how it works. It's not a perfect fit for the concept but it may help.
Friday - June 24th 2022 10:30PM MST

Mr Moderator:

On the 2004-05 Stanford study, let me quote from the press release when they released the findings on methodology and some demographic breakdown of how respondents 'voted.' You may find of interest a look behind the curtain of how this major survey worked.

You'll see corroboration of many of your intuitions about how such a survey would work. But it is clear that b.1985 to b.1988 White students, as late teenagers in 2004-05, did answer in ways that indicate a pervasive presence in their worlds of an established Black Moral Superiority doctrine at that time, at least for a strong-enough set that they (even Whites) gave top spots to Blacks.



The students were given the following prompt: "Starting from Columbus to the present day, jot down the names of the most famous Americans in history. The only ground rule is that they cannot be presidents." The researchers experimented with substituting the words "significant" and "important" for "famous," with little difference in the student responses.

The students were not offered a list to choose from the usual procedure in research, which the authors called "convening a group of experts to rehearse the hoary ritual of 'do you know what we know.'" Instead, researchers asked the students to make their own nominations.

A second question asked the students to list the five most famous women in American history, excluding the wives of presidents.

The top 10 list reflects the absolute number of times a person's name was written on the questionnaire, from either question, without regard to how the names were ranked. The survey, therefore, was weighted toward women, even though some students erased women's names from the first list before adding them to the second.

Hence, Wineburg warned that the relative numbers should be interpreted cautiously. "A questionnaire is a blunt instrument, and ours was no exception," the authors write.

Nonetheless, Wineburg said it is significant that the women named were overwhelmingly African American, and that the overall prevalence of African Americans in the survey provides a suggestive snapshot of current American values.

"In a grand way you can say that there has been a profound change in the kinds of people who come to the fore in terms of 'Who are today's American heroes?'" Wineburg said. "In a previous generation, it might have been the founders of America: the Alexander Hamiltons, the Paul Reveres or the Betsy Rosses. But today we have a different kind of figure coming to the top of the list, and those are people who acted, not to invent a new product or become a titan of industry, but who acted on behalf of expanding rights, alleviating the misery of others and working for social betterment."

A racial divide does remain. The biggest differences among student responses were recorded between white and African American respondents, who represented 13 percent of the respondents (about 70 percent were white, 9 percent were Hispanic and 7 percent Asian American). Black students were nearly three times more likely to name King, twice as likely to name Tubman and Oprah Winfrey and 1.5 times as likely to name Parks. The black students' top 10 is dominated by nine African American names; the white students' top 10 comprises four African Americans (including the top three names) and six whites.

(end quote)



On the non-Black students who voted for Blacks as America's greatest heroes. Some of these were earnest true-believers; some more were just low-info or proudly clueless types, often found in high schools, who might just list whatever names they vaguely remember from classes; and some number undoubtedly answered under perceived pressure to show themselves to be good people, but I'm not sure this disproves the point, as it still indicates Black Moral Superiority doctrine is strong enough to intimidate possible dissenters or waverers.

This is reflective in part of their schooling in the 1990s and early 2000s, and partly a snapshot of cultural conditions of the moment unrelated to schooling specifically. Recall that this age-cohort was essentially born into and raised in the MLK Civic Cult.

Asking teenagers any question---teenagers who are usually more concerned with combing their hair just right or gossiping (girls) or trying to impress idiot friends with stupid jokes or stunts (boys)---you won't necessarily get deep thinking, but you WILL get responses that their experience or socialization has "primed" them for.

On "Harriet Tubman." Schools definitely conspired to insert this woman as some kind of important figure some time back there. I'd bet few K-12 students before maybe 1985 had ever heard of. I don't think she had ANY kind of profile in U.S. history as a school subject (or "historiography," the writing of history) before the last quarter of the 20th century.

To wrap it up, putting Blacks on a national pedestal in the way we now recognize US political culture does (by now very clearly a defining characteristic of US moral-political culture), if it didn't emerge out of nowhere in the 2010s but has a clear through-line to some earlier point, this contradicts the "Great Awokening" narrative. A lot of people including Steve Sailer use this phrase to refer to the idea that the mid-late 2010s was a cultural watershed, as if such things as this emerged seemingly out of nowhere, and beginning around 2012. They have graphs of rates of uses of words in the New York Times to prove it. No! The Great Awokening theorists are misinterpreting data and I believe have talked themselves into making too bold a claim.
Friday - June 24th 2022 9:03PM MST
PS: Mr. Hail, I have a post here called "I've been Polled."

It was pretty disheartening to see how little of my opinion on the topics of said poll could get through, due to the type of questions asked. Now, this Sanford one asked for names. I would like to know if they were picked via multiple choice and of how large a sample.

How would so many women and black people of no consequence get on top? Well, I'd call it bloc voting. You know the black kids would pick the black "heroes", and many of the girls would pick the girl "heroes", while the white boy votes would get spread around among hundreds (or however many choices there were), since there HAVE BEEN many. That alone could explain it. It does not mean that I don't think the stuff my elementary school kid brings home, to be corrected on, wasn't around to some degree by the mid-00's. I also see a fear factor, as the underprivileged white boys may have not been sure there answers wouldn't get them in trouble.

We're not THAT far off on our timelines. I do agree with you about 1983 and the MLK day. I don't know how much worship of the man there really was from anyone but the blacks, but the fear factor was around even then, especially at the Congressman/Senator level.

The riots that came from the Rodney King arrest (a proto-George Floyd incident) and the mid-90s trial of Rodney King seem now like trial runs (not planned, but still) to see what they could get away with. (Well, murder for one, on the latter - I suppose rioting was nothing new.)

It might be a misunderstanding of your terminology. I think the fear factor, the worry about getting in trouble for opening one's mouth about faults of black people or by not giving them "their due" did grow from the early '80s - maybe that MLK Holiday vote time - through the years. I think the newest thing, kids being taught consistently that black people are better and even believing it is only a decade or so old. Now, their parents grew up in the period of that fear factor, so will not be so likely to correct these kids at home.

Yes, I remember the movie(s) with Morgan Freeman as god. Much of what went on over the years was White people wanting to give blacks so much benefit of the doubt. It's gotten to be a lot more than that now.

Finally, about Oprah, the less said here the better. ;-}
Friday - June 24th 2022 8:37PM MST
PS: Mr. Hail, I am admittedly giving my opinion on the time period of the Black Moral Superiority doctrine (and I like the way you put it) based on my personal experience. Not many of us, including me, want to give out too much personal info, so I won't give out exact time periods. I will say that I grew up in a conservative section of this country and went to a conservative school where you wouldn't here of any of this along with a State University in this conservative section. Only after that did I live in some liberal areas.

Because of the work I was involved in, the workplaces would have been the last place to get woke, even the places that had a lot of government involvement. There weren't the kind of people who would go for this crap, though I'd guess now they have to at least put up with it. I am talking through the whole 1980s there. I had some association with universities in the 90's, but other than from the usual lefties, say at the campus newspaper, there was no big "project" of Black Moral Superiority pushed on anyone.

I could have been very lucky, but then let me go to the TV. I did watch a decent amount of evening TV in the 1990s. There was none of this 75% black or mixed crowds in the commercials then. The show "Seinfeld", one of my favorites, made fun of lots of things, and political correctness (the precursor to wokeness?) was one of them. There were plenty of episodes of that show and much more of the "90210" and - I'm just as ashamed to say I watched this as Jerry Sienfeld was - "Melrose Place", in which the story was about White people only. That didn't mean some tokens didn't appear, but they did not have to be any serious part of the shows.

I think I would remember, because it has always pissed me off seeing racial agendas right in front of my face, as they do now.

I'm sorry, but I just don't trust that Sanford poll. I'll write another comment to explain.
Friday - June 24th 2022 11:47AM MST
PS White guy (especially a cop) kills a Negro (homegrown or imported) and it’s international news. Mayhem ensues. Negro (homegrown or imported) kills a white person and its “local news”. At most. Zzzzzzzzz……
Friday - June 24th 2022 10:26AM MST

Besides the Stanford study, which is data-based and especially revealing as it is fixed to a moment in time among a specific age-bracket, there are many "signposts," historical moments or trends, that come to mind, along the way to reconstructing this thing:

- The Martin Luther King holiday was controversial when it was up for debate in the late 1970s and was killed in Congress at the time. By 1983, it passed. Not without controversy, but still it passed, indicating to me a certain critical-mass achievement on the path towards U.S.-elite-enforced Black Moral Superiority as we now know it. It passed in mid-1983 in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 78-22. In our time, of course, the vote would be nearer 100-0. I think the opposition was probably more like near 50% but enough people bent with the breezes.

- In the 1980s and 1990s, the USA was still, in principle, based on States and not simply a central government that issued diktats for provincials to follow or cultural-agenda-setting that trickles down to the rest (actually it more-or-less IS those things now). Many states did not adopt the MLK holiday in name, a silent legacy of how controversial that holiday was in the 1980s. By the 2000s, though, you had a typical example of conservatives declaring their love for MLK and how MLK was a conservative hero, and the only voices against the MLK holiday were right-wing radicals like nationalist publisher Ed Fields of Georgia, who organized an "Abolish the King holiday" leafleting campaigns throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s, as far as I know.

- In the 1990s, one of the people later voted one of America's Greatest Heroes, a black talk-show host called Oprah Winfrey, became very popular. What do we make of this? Is the Oprah phenomenon itself an early example of Black Moral Superiority doctrine in action? She may have had the talent to be a star in some capacity, but her mega-stardom seems puzzling to recollect or think about in retrospect some decades later. I don't think PEAK STUPIDITY has ever mentioned Oprah.

- I'm not sure how the 1992 LA Riots (which were primarily by Blacks) and 1994-95 O.J. Simpson case and trial fit in here.

- By the late 1990s and early 2000s, multiple movies cast Black actors to play the role of U.S. president, widely interpreted as having seeded the ground for the Obama campaign, not intentionally (although some conspiracy-minded persons might say so), but culturally.

- In 1999 there was a police brutality case against someone called Amadou Diallo, a Black immigrant, a movement which never got traction but which would have been national headlines for a while in the 2010s in the way the cases like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, the drug-addict career-criminal George Floyd, and many scores of Aspiring Rappers. So by 1999, it wasn't quite "there" yet. Obviously 15 to 20 years changes a lot. There is also a role in technology in why the Amadou Diallo case never moved beyond a hardcore-leftist-activist fringe. Similar to the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal movement, maybe, active throughout the 1990s and beyond, which never quite "made it," but would today. The fact that these cases gained acolytes among some numbers of well-meaning Whites at all was a sign, an "orange alert," maybe, for what was to come.

- By the 2000s, Morgan Freeman was famously cast in the role of "God" in several movies.
Friday - June 24th 2022 10:20AM MST

Apropos of Black Moral Superiority doctrine, and when it set in and became entrenched, I wonder if the PEAK STUPIDITY community has seen or heard about this highly revealing Stanford study from the mid-2000s, America's Greatest Heroes.

They conducted a major scientifically valid (statistically randomized, demographically representative) survey asking "WHO ARE AMERICA'S GREATEST HEROES?" excluding presidents and their wives.

The study was in 2004-05, the scope of the study was Americans born-mid-1985 to born-mid-1988, that is, 11th and 12th grade high school students at time of survey (March 2004 to May 2005). This was an across-the-board survey, all parts of the IQ spectrum except the lowest elements that had dropped out of school by late high school.

The results may be surprising in the context of a discussion on when Black Moral Superiority doctrine came up.

The survey participants' aggregate answers gave the following as the list of Greatest American Heroes:

1.) Martin Luther King (the most common response)
2.) Rosa Parks
3.) Harriet Tubman
4.) Susan B. Anthony
5.) Ben Franklin
6.) Amelia Earhart
7.) Oprah Winfrey
8.) Marilyn Monroe
9.) Thomas Edison
10.) Albert Einstein.

The Top Ten Greatest Heroes, therefore, included:

- Two White-Christian men;

- Four Blacks, including the three list-toppers, led by America's Greatest Hero, the REVEREND DOCTOR Martin Luther King Jr., but also including three Black women, politically revealing non-entities like Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, and a talk-show host.

- Three White women, one a domestically well-known feminist of yore, another a feminist semi-icon pilot who disappeared;

- One Jewish immigrant-scientist and prolific self-promoter from the mid-20th century.

Now before you raise an objection that these are stupid kids coming up with these responses, hear this from the Stanford study press release:

"A subsequent survey of 2,000 adults yielded similar results. The top 10 list of both...shared eight names.

"The extent to which white Americans now place black Americans at the top of the list is remarkable," [said study head] Sam Wineburg, professor of education at Stanford..."

My coomment:

Partly this is generational (b.1940s/b.1950s surveyed alone in the mid-2000s without other age-brackets would NOT have come up with a list this bad), partly it is reflective of the mood of the moment, the 1990s/2000s.

Recall the initial survey is born-1985 to born-1988 people in their late teens (i.e., having gone through nearly all their K-12 schooling at time of survey). What we can infer is that the phenomenon was NOT brand new to them, it could not have been if they could produce vote totals in those numbers, with Blacks taking ALL THREE top positions of "Greatest American Heroes." The respondent population was only as Black as the national-level high school population, which indicates to me these are general beliefs. Yes, this seems an unmistakable signpost that Black Moral Superiority doctrine was pretty firmly in place for born-1980s Americans, already. Even though there were dissenters, defectors (many of the White males raised in this culture became Alt-Right in the early-mid 2010s), and other sort of cultural-laggards, they had no organized oppositional force behind them except a deep-oppositional or (dare we say) counter-cultural one opposed by the full force of the state.

Furthermore, the born-1980s set grew up in the 1990s and therefore were socialized in the environment of the 1990s. The dominance of their Black-Moral-Superiority-based responses to this survey indicate they were NOT the first cohorts to move in that direction. We can interpolate backwards and say likely the born-1970s cohorts in "Blue" areas were much the same and conceive of the world in similar terms (i.e., implicit Black Moral Superiority doctrine).

I think this Stanford survey offers evidence that Black Moral Superiority doctrine had become a mainstream moral-cultural-political force (but not yet a hegemonic force) by the 1980s at latest, became near-hegemonic in the 1990s, and has been hegemonic in the 2000s.
Friday - June 24th 2022 9:52AM MST

Mr. Moderator, I would outline it this way:

Black Moral Superiority doctrine, **as a cornerstone of American moral-political culture**, was:

- an emergent phenomenon in the third quarter of the twentieth century,

- took the cultural high ground and "dug in" in the fourth quarter of the twentieth century, and

- in the first quarter of this century has been the way things are.

Depending on where someone was, metaphorically and literally, the process came earlier or later, but that seems like the general outline. Much-earlier precedents never hold up on close inspection. For example, Republicans of the 1860s and 1870s and beyond who seemed to be pro-Black in some way pretty much ALWAYS end up, on close examination, to actually be pro-White and mostly more-or-less anti-Black. It's only in the third quarter of the twentieth century we really see the path towards Black Moral Superiority open up and the march begin.

Those looking to don the cultural-anthropologist's cap and look for examples of Black Moral Superiority doctrine can find examples SO easily that the exercise would soon become a little bit of a farce, too close-to-home to even "land" for the typical the listener steeped in U.S. culture of our time.

And, ironically, no actual practicing anthropologist would ever take up such a task as documenting Black Moral Superiority doctrine in practice, because that community is so deeply in the system and carry the system's moral-commitments, which is itself an example of the phenomenon, and the few who might would never do it for risk of social- and career-suicide.

To continue and wrap this "anthropologist" example around: the class of people from which actual card-carrying anthropologists active now are drawn, the oldest of them got into this in its emergent phase in the third quarter of the twentieth century, and the youngest have know nothing but. So by the 2000s or so, but especially by now, no one of that class (college-educated generally, but 100%-certainly academics) is from the earlier time. The only likely possibility would be, I think would be some kind of emeritus professor born before 1940, now would have to be well into high eighties. But to be especially safe that you can find such a person from that class, he'd have to born before 1925 or even 1920, I'd think.

For regular people, the cutoffs are much later, but everyone who lived within U.S. culture (and those of culturally-aligned geopolitical satellites, including of course Canada and most of Europe) was subjected to the phenomenon, and you'd better believe they (we) know its taboos, even if they (we) don't necessarily embrace them like stone tablets from Mount Sinai.

I'll follow this up with an example I think demonstrates my outline-timeline.
Friday - June 24th 2022 5:08AM MST
PS: The fish tank is a good analogy, Mr. Hail. I would add, beyond foreigners, those of us who have been here a while. You don't have to be THAT old, maybe over 45, to have lived in a country that didn't believe in Black Moral Superiority doctrine. (Good term, too).

I mean, yes, AA was around since the 1960s, but people thought of that as either a hand-out or those Conservatives among us already knew it was unConstitutional, unfair Government mandated discrimination. There was no pervasive Black Moral Superiority doctrine, IMO, till 20 or 25 years ago. Maybe it's when Big Biz got down with (or was made to get down with) all the Feral Gov't BS.

When was it black people took over TV commercials? I noticed this about 10 years ago when I would turn on the TV in hotels to catch Seinfeld re-runs on TBS - that kind of petered out - the reruns of the show I mean. Yeah, the commercials were already like that then. I don't think it was like that in the late 1990s when I quite watching TV in general and definitely it wasn't in the mid-90s.
Thursday - June 23rd 2022 8:53PM MST

A general response on the themes involved here:

Every now and then, people whom I might refer to as ethnopolitical dissidents within the U.S. system (which is really a part of a para-national now) will make commentaries on how Blacks are sacralized, how Blacks are assigned a special category of moral superiority.

This kind of talk, or (more likely) writing, requires a real finesse to get right and make the point as it needs to be made but not sound like mean-spirited or like a wacko. Listeners to such pitches from inside this system are as fish swimming in a fish tank, in which Black Moral Superiority doctrine is part of the water. The 'fish tank' is out moral-political frame. There is no easy way for an ordinary fish to escape the fish tank. Most fish aren't able to register what some dissident fish says about a taint in the water.

Those who are naive, or mentally not quite able to form solid opinions based on rational-judgement (versus emotional soaking-in of the perceived public mood), or deeply ideologically committed to the system, will react really negatively to this, and really in a pavlovian way.

As to foreigners, non-Americans either in the USA or outside it, who carry with them in mind an outdated image of what the USA, they may or may not accept this fact, this cornerstone of the U.S. system of our time. John Derbyshire is one of the few I have seen do it in an a basically unafraid way but also finessed enough to meet my requirements. He really is a good writer in that sense.

And despite Mr Derb's irksome habit of constantly calling himself an American, his ability to do this I believe comes down to his being a foreigner. A version of Mr Derb who had been raised from birth in the USA would not write about the Subsaharan Question in the way the actual Mr Derb does, and may not even THINK about it in the way The Derb des.
Thursday - June 23rd 2022 8:39PM MST
PS: VDare has a whole topic called "immigrant mass murder", but they'll put these most egregious ones here. Then, there's Paul Kersey (on VDare about 1/4 of his columns, but all are on The Unz Review) who covers the black violence angle.

I figure you read these already, Mr. Redacted, but just in case.
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Thursday - June 23rd 2022 6:54PM MST
PS Read earlier about a 74 year old veteran beaten within an inch of his life on camera at a VA abattoir err I mean hospital.
You can guess the races and why there is no reporting of it besides online.
Bread and circus distractions or voting harder for the Uniparty will continue until they don't anymore in the evil
abomination Thanatopolis Chiquitastan or former USA.
Online is the only place you will read about this incident and the NY Times had a 2018 article about the enrichment replacements being sent to places that have no vibrancy.
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