I wonder what Chicago’s African name will be? I don’t wonder very much, since the world is growing full of weedy patches growing up through the remains of civilization. But it might be worth placing a wager if any Vegas parlors have set a line.
The convention of re-naming cities as they return to the pestilence of primitivism has a distinguished pedigree. Leopoldville became Kinshasa, Salisbury became Harare, and Fort Lamy became N’Djamena, as three examples among many.
For Chicago I’d probably submit C’thulh’u for consideration to maintain first letter continuity. Though whatever apostrophe-riddled tongue exercise is ultimately chosen, it won’t be you or I being sought for input. Because modern liberalism has a logical conclusion: pre-modern barbarism. That’s what took place recently in Chicago, where a troop of disadvantaged teens (to use another re-branded naming convention) live-streamed their cri de coeur by kidnapping and torturing a mentally disabled white man while cackling like chimpanzees on camera.
Chicago investigators are questioning four African-Americans after a Facebook Live video shows a group of people torturing a white mentally disabled man while someone yelled “F*** Trump!” and “F*** white people!”
Chicago police were made aware of the video Tuesday afternoon. A young African American woman streamed the video live on Facebook showing at least four people holding the young white man hostage.
Throughout the video, the victim is repeatedly kicked and hit, his scalp is cut, all while he is tied up with his mouth taped shut.
At one point, the victim is held at knife point and told to curse President-elect Donald Trump. The group also forces the victim to drink water from a toilet.
The video is reprehensible,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
“It’s sickening. You know it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson added.
I don’t wonder what would make them do that at all, Mr. Johnson.
An observer who watches the video closely will note a subtle absence of furtiveness in the assailants. There is an almost perceptible insouciance in live streaming a kidnapping under your own account name while revealing your own smiling faces. These are the kind of clues law enforcement personnel are trained to detect.
There’s a reason for such blithe unconcern. The obvious one is the culprits plainly did not see themselves as doing anything wrong which would necessitate concealment of their identities. That’s probably correct, but not the most correct.
The four age irrelevant teens weren’t at all wrestling with moral dilemmas they could barely process even where choices are stark. Rather, they were responding to a perceived set of rewards and punishment–stimulus and reinforcement.
The kidnappers chose to commit and openly advertise their crime because they believed doing so would produce a net emotional reward. By their own alleged account, they wanted the video to go viral. Whether considering incarceration or not, they plainly anticipated positive acclaim from publicly injuring and debasing a white man. This is a learned behavior.
American Teens have been indoctrinated to believe that whites don’t exist as beings of moral value, but rather totems of their own squalid inadequacies. Black woes always have a white face. And so what exactly is wrong with carving a small piece of that face off for posterity?
This idea is reinforced by all respectable information channels with increasing directness. Those channels that dissent are exhaustively examined for links to a defunct German political party. Regardless, when such seeds are planted in shallow intellectual soil where very few ethical qualms grow, yesterday’s event becomes surprising only in its poor quality of camerawork.
But it’s not just that these perpetrators are dumb, it is that their dumbness is intentionally exploited. Even the dullest whites quickly digest that if they so much as subject a black to faint praise an avalanche of condemnation and legal recriminations await. That doesn’t mean whites never attack blacks, it means such actions are inhibited by extreme disincentives. In contrast, blacks learn that attacking whites typically earns acclaim on Worldstar, a winking shrug from the media, possibly a hagiographic Hollywood film, and if nothing else tenure at the University of Wisconsin.
Anyone who puts a moment of thought into what behaviors are subsequently incentivized can deduce the results. Thus the Chicago Horror can barely be viewed as anything beyond an intentional result.
I don’t expect the people who favor those results to stop their program of demonization. But I do expect whites, and the politicians we elect, to stop tolerating it. Otherwise, our future city signs are going to need a lot more room for apostrophes.