Why Guatemalans Don’t Lower Crime Rates in Reykjavik

As a general observation, people are more susceptible to fundamental lies than to those of pedantic trifles. If you broke line in front of a stranger explaining that he doesn’t really exist and if he did his ancestors probably broke in front of someone else, he would bristle without even giving your theory a fair hearing. And yet every minute of the hour various drones, courtesans, and turncoats offer this same advice to whole western societies who collectively nod in grave contemplation. When conveyed with single-lane morality or statistical legerdemain, the effects are nearly uniform: intuition poorly shovels bullshit.

Though in regard to the counterintuitive deployment of statistics, you won’t be surprised to learn the Cato Institute says they unequivocally prove immigrants lower crime rates. That’s heartening news given the asteroid belt of them presently showering us. I personally wondered if mass immigration from the federal supermax prison system would also ameliorate the petty crime rate in Cato Institute offices–but the study doesn’t say. On principle, we’ll assume yes.

But the linked liberaltarian article doesn’t disappoint in reporting on immigration. Surprise conclusion: the more the better! This predestined result was reached by comparing crime rates in American cities of both immigrants and natives. The immigrant violent crime rate appears to be equal or lower wherever sampled. In fact, the more immigrants the lower the crime rate. So that’s really that. If a person decamps from one location to another, crime decreases incrementally at the destination. QED. Ipso facto. Que Sera, Sera. Goodnight and Netanyahu tear down this wall.

But what is a crime rate anyway? It’s not a gross number, but rather a per capita figure. Can anyone imagine how the alchemy of mestizo immigration might reduce this in a way that may be disingenuously reported? The first obvious question is: who are the American urban natives whose crime rates are being diluted by the Mestizo infusion? Let’s take a look.

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Does this clarify the whole enterprise? As a city becomes proportionally more brown than black, crime rates fall. This, of course, having nothing whatsoever to do with whether a human being moved from point A to B–other than as a tool of sophistry.

The authors are helpfully indicating that medium-rate mexicans (while not ideal) are less criminally productive than high-rate blacks. Thus–they urge you to extrapolate–low-crime rate white towns could each use a few thousand Hondurans. This is how clever liars do their work. And so imported Guatemalans can lower the high crime rate of New Orleans, while simultaneously doing what to Reykjavik? Surely the same thing–it’s immigration!

Though if an argument were had, Cato can also reasonably point out that in a population of you, me, and Chairman Mao, the addition of Pol Pot would lower the genocide rate. Just as adding Donald Trump to us and Bill Gates would lower our average net worth.

Statistics are amazing. And so is immigration.

6 thoughts on “Why Guatemalans Don’t Lower Crime Rates in Reykjavik

  1. Cato Institute has for awhile been on the list of “libertarian” USEFUL IDIOTS
    to the Left’s DESTROY AMERICA campaign.
    “If it feels good, do it” does NOT a practical political ideology make.

  2. I’ve read a couple of refutations of these “studies” elsewhere (e.g. Ann Coulter), but none comes close to your superb demolition job.

    Without a doubt, the big, brazen lie is the thing to go for when you want to fool people. For some reason, our people aren’t hardwired to deal with these as easily. From an evolutionary perspective, maybe we’re more used to believable falsehoods (“those delicious-looking berries aren’t poisonous”) than outrageous feats of mendacity (“that roaring lion won’t eat you”).

    • Thanks Rob. The most macabre aspect of this to me is the malign effect on the perpetrators of these sham studies. Self-interest explains much. With whites it explains what they seek to avoid.

      I understand fully the “what’s best for jews” and “you owe us, whitey” mindsets. It is simple adaptive rationalization. Cultivating frames and narratives that further a people’s cohesion and collective interests (and you won’t have to wait long for them to tell you about it).

      Though, as in so many other pioneering fields, whites have collectively embraced maladaptive rationalization. Whatever works to harm our interests is what we’ll view as just. And that is the primary operating principle.

      The fact that I would not have predicted this phenomenon on its mass scale brings some welcome doubt to what I anticipate for the future.

      • the primary operating principle:

        2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

        3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

        4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

        5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

        6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

        7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

        8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

        9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

        10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

        11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

        12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. – etcetera, etcetera

        Nietzsche’s question of the bible: Who is really speaking?

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