Here’s something I definitely wouldn’t talk about at the Orthosphere.
Many liberals have pointed out that just because most terrorists are Muslims doesn’t mean that most Muslims are terrorists. Also that just because blacks are heavily overrepresented among violent criminals doesn’t mean that the average black you pass on the street is likely to be a violent criminal. P(A|B) =/= P(B|A), and all that. Therefore, profiling is irrational. This is a good argument, and I even agree with it as far as it goes, but Leftists had better not lean too heavily on it. After all, most contentious racial issues involve large groups of people. Should we settle a thousand black refugees here? Should we bus in a hundred inner city black kids there? Whatever irrationality there is in attributing the group’s average to a random sampling of its members goes down with the square root of the number of those members. Bring in a lot of disproportionately violent people (even when the probability that any given one of them is violent is well under 0.5) and you will have a violent crime problem, one that can fundamentally alter your neighborhood.
Now, I point this out just to be mischievous, because nobody really cares. For Leftists, smashing white communities is an absolute moral imperative, and they don’t care what suffering it causes. I also don’t think much about crime or other antisocial behavior because I’m a pretty radical particularist. I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to let one’s home be swamped with cultural outsiders, no matter how well-behaved they are. If it’s cultural preservation one is interested in, letting in a small number of cultural Marxist intellectuals can cause far more damage than letting in a large number of lowlifes.
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