Celebrity twitter suffers only a modest IQ deficit to black twitter and spruce twitter. Though its vast surplus of sanctimony is what surely accounts for the significant gulf in followers between the three. Finding even a Z-lister whose feed isn’t swollen with sententious signaling and self-praise is a chore only for men with abundant leisure.
So it was only by chance that I happened upon a tweet by the flouncing fairy-tale monger, J.K. Rowling. In it, she approvingly and, of course, accusatorially cited a study claiming that up to a whole third of British terrorism suspects (or those who complain about British terrorism suspects) were white.
See? See? See how despicable are these white Englishmen who built the place where all the world’s terrorists yearn to reside? Such outbursts are the irresistible impulse when imbeciles are offered figures that validate their narratives if viewed upside down. Did this airy dingbat consider for a moment that what she was actually sniffing over her gilded gates is that two-thirds of Britain’s “terror” has been imported? And that frivolously importing two-thirds of a country’s terror problem is precisely what the far-right hobgoblins of Azkaban were grunting about?
Rowling’s explicit disdain for the 85% native population producing 33% of frightening behavior directly implied a more sunny perspective on the 15% of the squatter population producing 66%. Perhaps she will conjure a mathematician character in her next fictional foray.
Though here’s the more important question: what percentage of terrorist acts should a rational man hope are committed by his countrymen? The answer is obviously all of them. A 100% native white British terror rate means that Britain is operating at its bottom terror baseline. Those conceptual one-third white terrorists have not been swamped into minority status by 66 foreign additions. Did you know Hogwarts is the only place in the world where 100 terrorists are preferable to 33?
The proper exercise of statecraft is to mathematically ensure other people’s problems stay that way. And the lower the native percentage of terror and other social pathologies, the more violence and dysfunction a country’s liberals have imported.
Thus Rowling’s complaint is like someone accusing your family of eating up to a third of your own grocery bill. The proper response isn’t sheepishness and denials, but rather: Only a third? Who the hell else would we allow in to do it?