Tyler’s Cowen’s racist, sexist, and idiotic diatribe

For some reason, I used to respect Tyler Cowen.  Then he wrote this.

Already I can see (at least) four problems with this point of view. First, white men in percentage terms have become a weaker influence in America over time, yet America still is becoming a better nation overall. Second, some of America’s worst traits, such as the obsession with guns, the excess militarism, or the tendency toward drunkenness, not to mention rape and the history of slavery, seem to come largely from white men. Third, it seems highly unlikely that “white men” is in fact the best way of disambiguating the dominant interest groups that have helped make the West so successful. Fourth, America is global policeman and also the center of world innovation, so it cannot afford the luxury of a declining population, and thus we must find a way to make immigration work

Why is it that Trump’s opponents are so desperate to write things that make Trump look good in comparison?

Second, some of America’s worst traits, such as the obsession with guns, the excess militarism, or the tendency toward drunkenness, not to mention rape and the history of slavery, seem to come largely from white men.

“obsession with guns”? You mean the Left’s obsessive desire to disarm the American people, and turn us all into serfs dependent upon the gov’t, rather than free individuals capable of protecting ourselves?

“excess militarism”? You mean that whole “world policeman” thing that you praise further on? You mean being the nation that stopped the Nazis, stopped the Communists, and imposed a stable world order that did not turn all other countries into our dependents (compare NATO to the Warsaw Pact)?

“rape”? Shall we go to the criminal reports and compare the % chance of a “white male” committing rape in the US, compared to the % chance of a “black male” or “hispanic male”? See, for example, here: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/43tabledatadecoverviewpdf
Also Table 40 of http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus0702.pdf Blacks definitely have a higher rape rate than whites.

“the history of slavery”? Are you an ignoramus, or a liar? Every single “racial” group in the world has had slavery. Contra “Roots”, the way white slavers got slaves from Africa is that the local blacks enslaved their neighbors and then sold them to the whites.
The only significant action of “white males” WRT slavery is that they’re the ones who led the fight to rid the world of it. See Wilberforce.

First, white men in percentage terms have become a weaker influence in America over time, yet America still is becoming a better nation overall.

“Better nation”?   Income inequality, student loans, the destruction of “liberal” education and its replacement with the totalitarian Universities we have now, the complete destruction of the rule of law (see: IRS v. Tea Parties, and the flagrant destruction of gov’t records by IRS agents, Hillary Clinton’s FOIA beating private email server, and the aid and comfort she gave to America’s enemies and their espionage v. the US, see Obama Admin and ObamaCare, Obama Admin and immigration, Obama Justice Department lawyers lying to the court, …), America’s weakness and irrelevance in the world (oh wait, that’s right, like President Obama you also object to the US being powerful).

Then there’s the massive Federal Gov’t and State Gov’t imposed racism (I believe they call it “Affirmative Action”), and the utterly corrupt, dishonest, and one sided MSM “press”, 90%+ of whom are merely Democrat Party operatives with bylines, not actual reporters.

Third, it seems highly unlikely that “white men” is in fact the best way of disambiguating the dominant interest groups that have helped make the West so successful.

Tell that to the Stanford Students who reject making “Western Civilization” the core of their education, because “it’s all about white males.”

Fourth, America is global policeman and also the center of world innovation, so it cannot afford the luxury of a declining population, and thus we must find a way to make immigration work

Ask the Germans and French how well importing a bunch of people who don’t share your culture, and don’t assimilate to your culture, works for extending and increasing your nation’s power.

Besides, you can either whine about “excess militarism”, or you can rejoice in being “global policeman”, but you can’t have both.

 

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