From the year 1971:
“If 10,000 snakes were coming down that aisle now, and I had a door that I could shut, and in that 10,000, 1,000 meant right, 1,000 rattlesnakes didn’t want to bite me, I knew they were good… Should I let all these rattlesnakes come down, hoping that that thousand get together and form a shield? Or should I just close the door and stay safe?”
Obviously, shut that door. The odds are not in your favor if you carelessly leave it wide open.
The ‘snakes’ quote above is from none other than Cassius Clay, aka ‘Muhammad Ali.’
And he was not talking about open borders and mass immigration, but about White people, likening Whites to ‘snakes.’ According to him, 90 percent of Whites were ‘racists’, with 10 percent ‘good’ Whites, that is, Whites that are obsequious to blacks.
Clay or ‘Ali’ is probably not unrepresentative of the black consensus here; from a lifetime of observation it seems that most blacks believe Whites in general to be ‘racists’, even if said Whites fawn and flatter and truckle to them. They seem to believe Whites are racists until proven otherwise; there is no ‘presumption of innocence’ where ‘racism’ is concerned. Blacks and their White quisling defenders say that those who protest their innocence of ‘racism’ are thereby proven to be closet racists, or ‘unconscious’ racists, or just plain liars.
But if we modeled our attitude towards nonwhites on their attitudes towards us — in other words, reciprocity, we would perhaps have a more equitable situation. Instead, we have a sizeable percentage of Whites who stubbornly hold that ‘‘they’re not all like that” or ”liberals cause all the dysfunction of African-Americans; they used to be law-abiding, good citizens before liberal policies led them astray.”
Incidentally, the the Clay quote was cited on the far-left Huffington Post, which I will not directly link to on principle, and the writer of the HuffPo piece is a black writer who says that the fact that ‘some’ good Whites exist ”isn’t enough.” (Hmm, and what about the ‘good Muslims’ or ‘hard-working Latinos”?)
If only the ‘colorblind’ Whites could see things as unsentimentally as their black opposite numbers. And apply the same unsentimental logic to the immigration issue. To keep gambling on the idea that ”they are not all like that” is what has brought us to the dire situation in which we find ourselves.
H/T: Aurelius at iOTW Report