In this article about Sayuncle), the author of the book being discussed makes the same old mistakes in the same old ways.(hat tip to
Not really surprising considering how unashamedly biased he is…
Although there probably is a bit of a natural tendency to associate more freely with those to whom we look similar, I don’t think physical characteristics are nearly as important as culture.
I’m seriously considering moving out of my neighborhood because of some of the recent arrivals…the majority of whom happen to be black. Strangely, the most significant is the one that moved in right behind me. What’s strange about it is that a black family moved in, but a black family lived there when I bought the house and owned it until a couple of years ago when the current family bought the place.
The problem isn’t a racial one, it’s a cultural one. I don’t appreciate them having 5 to 10 kids in the back yard screaming at the top of their lungs all day long all summer long. I especially don’t appreciate those kids throwing toys, trash, empty water bottles and other flotsam into my yard every day, even after I’ve repeatedly talked to them about it. If it were the occasional accident, that would be one thing…but I’ve caught them doing it more than once intentionally. On one occasion, it took the kid three tries to get the toy over the fence into our yard. Gotta give him props for persistence. BTW: Trash goes back over the fence into their yard. Toys go in the trash. They’re not getting those back.
I believe they have someone living in their shed. It’s a big shed, granted, but it’s still a shed. They play their thump-thump-thumping music all day long. To their credit, they turn it off before it gets too late at night, so I can’t complain about that, but it gets annoying to have to turn the TV or radio up loud enough to drown their thumping out every day. I work mostly from home so I have to deal with it all.day.long.
But it’s not only them. The neighborhood has just gone to crap. Seemingly everyone who walks down the street these days drops some sort of trash in my lawn. That’s always happened to some degree, but recently it’s just gotten out of hand.
They walk down the street at night screaming and laughing and shouting as if this weren’t a residential neighborhood where people are trying to sleep. Every other car that drives down the street has music thumping so loud it literally shakes the windows. I hear crotch rocket motorcycles and cars with those stupid coffee can exhaust pipes screaming down our street at what appears to be at least 50 or 60 MPH on a daily basis.
It’s just gotten ridiculous. I don’t even enjoy living in my own house any more. It’s a shame too because I’ve always liked this house and there are still plenty of good people who live around here, of all races.
Crime isn’t that bad around here…probably not in small measure because this is Virginia and self defense is not only accepted, but encouraged. There isn’t a lot of vandalism or graffiti or stupid stuff like that. My complaints are all pretty minor…but they add up to someone who is no longer happy in the neighborhood.
It’s not a racial thing. I couldn’t care less whether the people causing the problems are black, white, or purple. It’s a cultural thing. Too many people here were raised in the urban “thug” culture where they learn that no one matters but them. Where their comfort, enjoyment and ability to do whatever the heck they want at whatever time they want and whatever location they want trumps anyone else’s rights, comfort levels or even common decency itself.
Majority white neighborhoods tend to not have these problems in my experience. And when you go over to a white neighbor’s house and ask them to please stop their kids from throwing crap in your yard, most of the time (not always, but generally speaking), they don’t act like it’s your fault that their kids are ill-behaved little monsters.
Urban black culture is broken (in more ways than just this one). No one can fix it but them and until they do so (which will never happen until they themselves face the fact that it’s broken and stop blaming all their troubles on everyone else), whites will continue to try to get away from it and congregate where others who share their cultural mores live.
As soon as we can swing it, we’ll be moving out of here…probably to someplace a bit more rural, but possibly to one of those “whitopias”. Not because of the racial makeup, but because there’s less chance of running up against people who live in this culture that I despise so much.