I was reading more on Daron Wint, the now-notorious Guyanese immigrant DC murderer whose incarceration mugshot appears below.
Before continuing…could you explain exactly what that thing on the right is supposed to be? A rejected third antagonist in the Alien v. Predator film franchise? I realize this query drifts distastefully into sensory utilization, but I am ogliged to pose it regardless: who would gaze upon that primeval visage and think “we need this man?” We do still retain the capacity to think beyond contemporary platitudes–no matter how unpleasant. And despite it being scrupulously disabled on liberals, our native intuition is actually a handy feature. When functioning effectively it offers cautions such as…
Perhaps Mr. Wint isn’t the optimal candidate in whom to entrust a government issued M16.
Maybe American Iron Works doesn’t need labor quite this cheap.
Hello scowling black man outside my house at midnight. What can my pump 12 gauge and I do for you this evening?
It’s not for all occasions, but I use my own intuition practically every day. Though there are no free Dominos pizzas and certain public displays can create their own awkward moments. For instance, intuition might lead to wondering why a quarter of Guyana’s violent and destitute population has been allowed passage to America. This obviously being a question too gauche for the DC cocktail circuit. But for those so dissolute as to concern themselves, according to the US census there are 228 thousand Guyanese in America and 735 thousand Guyanese in Guyana. Another site claims the movement is actually far more robust.
As many as 30,000 Guyanese continue to emigrate to the USA annually.
It is astonishing that more than half of the people of Guyana, over 700,000 individuals, have emigrated; 350,000 chose to relocate to the USA. Truly a massive emigration. Guyana’s population growth is now in the negative. Only 650,000 people remain in Guyana. According to some studies, of those people who remain in Guyana, almost each and every one of them is awaiting the issuance of an immigrant-visa for the USA!
And what would our intuition advise about the potential impact of this demographic suctioning on our own lives–or those of the Savopoulos family? Apparently little that the father lent much concern towards. From American Iron Works’ CEO statement:
Today we mentor five minority owned firms, striving constantly to help them grow into sustainable businesses.
Well sustainability starts at home. And at least some of the rich are beginning to appreciate the fact. Writing on the burgeoning business of physical security accoutrements, the NYT quotes a builder of “safe rooms” on the impetus behind his product.
“The world is a very scary place right now, especially for people of means; they feel cornered and threatened,” said Tom Gaffney, the president of Gaffco Ballistics, which has installed a number of safe rooms around New York City. “When you have so much to lose, and you can afford to, you put a premium on your safety.”
Well no, not especially for people of means. The world is a much scarier place for the middle and lower classes forced to dwell in tight proximity (sans six-figure safe rooms) with the Afro-Guyanese labor units imported by those same “cornered and threatened” rich. I’m sure mine won’t be the only moistened cheek imagining the anxiety suffered by those whose primary concern is to keep the social pathologies they create firmly anchored around other people’s neck. But the rich do have “so much to lose.” Like their lives, for instance. These being commodities far more highly valued than those of the mere hoi polloi. Who, after all, have probably never even attended a NYC art auction.
Dr. Johnson observed long ago that The insolence of wealth will creep out. Insolent men often judge themselves wiser than their own intuition. And when they eschew its counsel, tears creep out instead. Whether they know it now, or come to learn in agony’s leisure: The rich will burn with us.