So I REALLY don’t want this to be a page that slams on the black race. I wasn’t going to post anything about black crime for awhile, but Cassandra came into comments and decided to show his ass.

In no particular order, I will address his claims. First, his claim that I am a hypocrite for prohibiting ad hominem attacks while engaging in them. Since he apparently doesn’t know what ad hominem means, we can start with a definition:

Ad hominem is a Latin word that means “against the man.” As the name suggests, it is a literary term that involves commenting on or against an opponent, to undermine him instead of his arguments., retrieved 10/14/2022

So now that we know what an ad hominem is, let’s look at what I said and see if it was an ad hominem. What I said was this:

But hey, Cassandra, these two just happen to be two more of what you call “a small subset of violent black males that disproportionately commit violent crimes.”

Cassandra in comments claims that this is a small subset of blacks, yet has not yet provided one shred of evidence to support that claim. I wouldn’t call one third being a “small subset.” He might as well claim that there is one black male committing every crime, for all of the evidence he has provided. That man’s name is Sum Dood.

Nope. Neither one of those quotes were attacking you, they were attacking your claims that most black men don’t commit crimes and pointing out that you were making unsupported claims. Had I been engaging in ad hominem attacks, I would have said that you are an ignorant little troll with delusions of adequacy, but I didn’t do that. I hope you can see the difference.

You also accused me of editing the title of my post, but not the content. You apparently missed the part where the post said:

Because of an attack in comments, I am adding the following:

I have never, not once, altered the content of a post on this site without making the changes transparent.

Now that we have passed the attacks on my character and integrity, let’s get to your weak argument. You spent the first part of your comment claiming that my sources weren’t sufficient to your exacting standards, so let’s look at what the US Department of Justice has to say. I will quote directly from their study on the topic: Lifetime Likelihood of Going to State or Federal Prison (Retrieved 10/14/2022) (pdf alert)

Blacks in the U.S. resident population (16.2%), regardless of their sex, are nearly twice as likely as Hispanics (9.4%) and 6 times more likely than whites (2.5%) to be admitted to prison during their lives.
Among men, more than 1 in 4 blacks and 1 in 6 Hispanics, compared to 1 in 23 whites, will enter prison at least once if current incarceration rates do not change. An estimated 28.5% of black men, 16.0% of Hispanic men, and 4.4% of white men are expected to serve a State or Federal prison sentence.

You do quote the Washington Post in claiming that the 1 in 3 chance of black men being incarcerated is a ‘stale statistic’ which is actually a pretty good argument, the only one you actually made. Sadly, it is incorrect, doesn’t attack the original premise (see below) and completely overshadowed by your juvenile attempts at character assassination.

Then you spend the rest of your comment setting up a strawman argument that you then tear down- attacking a statement that I never made.

Accounting for the 37% decrease in imprisonment rate for black men, and that about half are jailed for violent crimes, the lifetime likelihood for black men to be jailed for violent crimes is much closer to 10% than the 1/3 you incorrectly claimed. Yes, that’s still too high, and far higher than the rate for white men, but it refutes your 1 in 3 claim conclusively. I guess “Sum Dood” hasn’t been as busy as you thought he was.

Nowhere did I make the claim that one in three blacks were in prison for being violent. The claim that I made, one that you still have not addressed, still stands:

Isn’t it time that we admit that blacks are largely a race of criminals who have a pathological inability to live in civilized society? It’s well documented that more than half of all homicides and nearly half of all violent crimes, are committed by blacks.

The one in three statement that you latched onto was this:

The Sentencing Project estimated in 2001 that the likelihood of a Black man spending time behind bars in their lifetime was 1 in 3.

You still are not providing any evidence to support your own position. You are merely attempting to attack me by calling me a hypocrite, and are attacking selected strawman arguments where you have taken a statement that I have made, twisted into something else, and then attacked that. Your attempts at discussion are sadly poor, and lacking in any real substance. I have given failing grades to better papers than yours, and seen better arguments from 14 year old children.

I have spent enough of my limited time on your childish attempts to argue a position without a bit of evidence.

And before you engage in any more accusations of me being a hypocrite, let me spell out the rule of this blog:

This is my blog. It is a website paid for by me, on a server leased and paid for by me. I invite argument and disagreement, and actually welcome healthy debate. What I am not going to do is permit ad hominem attacks against the person who pays the bills here, namely me. It’s the same as being in my house- you can disagree with me while you are a guest within my walls, and we can have a healthy discussion. What I won’t allow or tolerate is for a guest on my property to insult or attack me personally. I also don’t allow people on here to attack each other. You have been repeatedly told this. This is your last warning. If you don’t like that, you are free to use your own funds and start your own blog. Heck, I will even rent you the server space with which to do it. The rate is $25 per month.

Until then, I decide. One more personal attack, and I will drop the ban hammer on your ass. In the nearly two years this blog has been here, I have banned only four people. Don’t become the fifth.

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Luap57 · October 14, 2022 at 6:36 am

Well done sir!

Craig · October 14, 2022 at 7:04 am

Clean,sharp informative.

Steve S6 · October 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

While I guess you spent that much time being informative for the collective, you are way more lenient than I, sir.

Big Ruckus D · October 14, 2022 at 12:29 pm

That was a lot of effort to say that “Cassandra” is a dissembling cunt. In this, or any other century. Just another opportunistic troll (or true belliever) who shows up and stirs the pot by making the same old tired, bogus arguments, and when caught out being wrong, resorts to misdirection and accusation.
(Deletions made by DM in response to complaints by an offended party who I won’t name here)

And really, arguing in good faith with idiots is so 20th century. In the current year, people who behave like that should just be summarily dispatched. The hour is late, winter is coming, and we no longer have the luxury of indulging their civilzation wrecking stupidity. Doing so gets us stuff like California, or joey shitpants in the dingy white house.

The suffering that is now on tap will be bad enough already, without scores of such reality denying morons making it even worse by standing in the way of the major corrective actions that need to be taken. Eventually it will have to be acknowledged that no functional society can exist with such destructive parasites in our midst. Put them all on a train and send them across The Cassnadra Crossing.

    Divemedic · October 14, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Just do me a favor and don’t call names. I already heard from Cassandra about it, and apparently you hurt his tender feelings.

      Big Ruckus D · October 14, 2022 at 5:26 pm

      Aww. I wasn’t even name calling, it was simply a recitation of fact. Anyway, I stand by my analysis.

      That was the best laugh I’ve had today. Yeah, it’s been kind of rough for a Friday.

chiefjaybob · October 14, 2022 at 12:35 pm

LOL. He comes to your blog to tell you to piss off.

Is your blog required reading for him? Can he just not read this any more?

“This is the 15th time I’ve eaten here, and it’s been terrible every time!!”

    Big Ruckus D · October 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    I always liked Karl Denninger’s analogy on this, concerning those who come into a comments section and directly challenge the proprietor of the site: it’s just like them walking into my living room, dropping their pants, and taking a giant crap on the rug.

    And then they even think they can get away with it consequence free. The sense of entitlement is impressive.

      it's just Boris · October 14, 2022 at 4:08 pm

      Except, of course, that the likely worst consequence online is getting banned from a site, after (presumably) causing heartburn to at least several people.

      Whereas, the consequences of doing what you describe in real life are likely to be, ah, more immediate and visceral, let’s say, depending upon whose house you chose.

    it's just Boris · October 14, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    And the portions are so small!

Anonymous · October 14, 2022 at 12:36 pm

The White Anglo “Soccer Yobs” in England have the same misbehaviors. I think what this mostly proves is that no human genetic group can withstand Socialism.

    CAG · October 14, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Of course, but what is being discussed is the statistical likelihood, not the fact that any group can have a few bad apples. In the case of blacks, it is increasingly becoming the case that the majority of them make the remainder look bad…

      Anonymous · October 15, 2022 at 12:24 am

      The White Anglo “Soccer Yobs” in England are not a small sprinkling of “a few bad apples”; they are a big multigenerational group in council houses (section 8) on the dole (welfare).

      I believe American Black rates of crime, broken families, and welfare were far lower prior to the “civil rights” movement, aka shooting right past equal standards and equal treatment and onto lowered standards and quotas and welfare.

      Just like, while the Native Americans were all busy doing war and slavery prior to the Europeans arrival, they weren’t dysfunctional until the survivors were put on welfare.

      I think the cause of broad group dysfunction is Socialism, not genetics or group culture. Blame the White liberals for the ghetto Blacks.

      “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”

      This quote appears on page 155 of Goodwin’s LBJ biography. The utterance was made to Richard Russell, a fellow Democratic Senator from Georgia.

AC47Spooky · October 14, 2022 at 1:04 pm

Your position on these matters is favorable to all. I don’t see how any of your readers could be opposed to it. And the manner in which you lay out the terms is quite clear – everyone can understand it.

Floid · October 14, 2022 at 1:54 pm

Well said, well done!!!

Slim Pickins · October 14, 2022 at 3:42 pm

The Tupolev Doomsday Plane is airborne.

Weetabix · October 14, 2022 at 4:15 pm

“Blacks in the U.S. resident population (16.2%), regardless of their sex, are nearly twice as likely as Hispanics (9.4%) and 6 times more likely than whites (2.5%) to be admitted to prison during their lives.”

Prison warden: Ticket please.
Weetabix, searching pockets: I can’t seem to find it, but I promise I have a ticket!
Prison warden: You will not be admitted to prison today. Next!

CAG · October 14, 2022 at 6:06 pm

*sigh* and yet another one:

Check out the FB link, which tells you all you need to know.

joe · October 14, 2022 at 7:28 pm


Echo Hotel · October 14, 2022 at 7:39 pm

Awwww, was poor widdle Cassie offended? Awww, poor baby.


Mike Hendrix · October 15, 2022 at 2:02 am

Ad hominem attacks? Hypocrisy? Changing post titles? Might be time to remind somebody of exactly who runs this blog, and that as the sole proprietor, you have the right to do, say, or edit any damned thing you please. As I’ve told numerous people like this over lo, these many years: don’t like it? Start your own friggin’ blog, then.

    BobF · October 15, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Mike, I think the numbers are rapidly increasing of those who do not recognize boundaries, physical or social, between theirs and ours. It seems to me that it is not quite an attitudinal thing, more like an “I was raised this way and this is my world of understanding.” They must be taught otherwise, one way or another, if we are to survive.

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