I have had this conversation at least a dozen times, just in the comments of this blog. For example, I recently made the statement: “People are illogical beings motivated by selfish, basic emotion and will kill you if they believe it will give them whatever it is that they want.”
and there were those who took exception to that. Even though, deep down, nearly every person interested in preparedness knows it to be true. If we didn’t, there would be no need to make firearms and the principle of “we don’t talk about prep club” as a part of our mantra.
A person can be kind. A person can be a moral, intelligent person. People, however, are not. We can see examples of it everywhere.
I work with some pretty smart medical people who happen to be black. However, we know that blacks, on average, tend to me a full standard deviation below whites in intelligence, with Hispanics falling in between. Whites themselves tend to be half of a standard deviation below Asians in intelligence. That’s just how it is.
There are some who can’t believe this because they know a dumb Asian, or they have a Black doctor, but remember that we are talking about a statistical comparison of populations, not an analysis of any particular person.
People who can’t understand this simply can’t be engaged in an intelligent discussion, because they are just not capable of the level of abstract thought needed to understand it.