Should We Blame the 'Bad Guys' for Our Problems?

By John "Birdman" Bryant

 

Was there any form of filth or profligacy, particularly in cultural life, without at least one Jew involved in it? If you cut even cautiously into such an abscess, you found, like a maggot in a rotting body, often dazzled by the sudden light – a kike! --Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf, chapter two)
Birdman comment: Hitler may have been right, but if so, he was also very wrong. Take the two 'dirtiest' vocations -- drugs and prostitution -- Jews are in them now, and no doubt were in them in Hitler's time. But does this really mean the Jews are 'dirty'? For after all, who pays for drugs and prostitutes? Chances are it involves a hell of a lot of gentiles. So if the gentiles are buying, then what are they doing accusing the sellers of immorality? Isn't this just a case of the kettle calling the pot black? In fact, one can argue that the sellers are morally stronger than the buyers, because it is the buyers who show their moral weakness by coming to the sellers. My point: There is plenty to accuse the Jews of without making accusations that are unsound.

[Birdman writes in response to an unsubscriber's comments:] It is always a disappointment to get an unsubscribe request. But at least in your case I have some idea of what bugs you -- you are in love with the 'oppressed'. But who is 'oppressed', really? Is it Mexicans? And what are they 'oppressed' by? The capitalists who give them jobs? Or the Catholic religion that tells them to breed like flies? Or the corrupt system that is sustained by a low-IQ people? Or maybe the Central American heat (the heat is oppressive there, isn't it -- and it's Central heat, too!) But the real point is, how do you explain the success of all the 'oppressed' people who have come to America and thrived -- Chinese, Jews, Irish, Polacks, etc etc etc? And speaking of 'oppression', along with 'racism' and 'imperialism', I guess you don't much care for Colonial Africa, where blacks were thriving under 'oppression', 'imperialism' and 'racism' -- until, of course, the colonialists/imperialists/oppressors pulled out. Even horrible ole South Africa was getting its doors beaten down trying to accommodate all the blacks who were so attracted to 'oppression'. Gee whillikers, do you think it is barely possible that we need more colonialism, imperialism and oppression, maybe with a little racism thrown in for good measure?

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Perhaps the most important among all moral rules is the following: If you could have kept something bad from happening, then don't blame anyone but yourself if it does. The reason for this, of course, is very simple -- you can't control others, but you can control yourself.

Actually, the reason for this rule is a bit deeper. It is the socialist mindset which causes a person to blame others in place of taking responsibility for himself -- ie, blaming himself when things go wrong -- and it is the socialist mindset which breeds inaction and failure. And while it is impossible to argue that there is something logically wrong in blaming others rather than oneself, it is easily possible to argue that there is something empirically wrong in the sense that those who fail to take responsibility for themselves are not evolutionarily adaptive, and will thus sooner or later end up in the dustbin of genetic history. This problem is actually embedded in an ancient philosophical controversy, the so-called free will/determinism problem, which I have discussed at length in my book Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy.

But the above lesson is applicable not only to personal morality, but to larger social problems. In particular, it is applicable to those who wish to blame some group for part or all of society's ills -- the Jews, for example. It makes us realize that, while there is no logical objection to blaming the Jews, the real problem, to paraphrase the Bard, lies not within our Jews, but in ourselves. More particularly, while it may be objectively true that the Jews have subverted Western civilization, it is equally true that Jews have merely exploited gentile weaknesses, and that it was not Jews who were responsible for those weaknesses, but gentiles themselves.

The Blame Game is easy to play, and is the best device which the world has ever seen for covering one's arse. But it leads nowhere except to a dead end. It is often said that whatever does not kill us makes us stronger. In my view, the strength of the Jews lies largely in the persecution which they have undergone at the hands of Christians. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, let us hope that gentiles can become as strong as they have made the Jews.

 

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