Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert cartoon, has gotten himself in big trouble because he said this.
He's being called a racist for what he said. All of the newspapers who carried his comic strip have dropped him, his publisher has dropped him and his agent has dropped him. He's being roundly criticized for that video.
To me, this is a massive example of the divide between the Elites and the Normals. Nothing that Scott said is controversial to the people I know. Even if they disagreed with his prescription, they would certainly understand it. So why the wild response from the Elites?
The reason they went bananas is not because we were furious, it's because they all needed to prove their cultural bona fides to their friends. All the people they socialize with expect them to be scandalized and so they are scandalized. Meanwhile, here on planet Earth, Scott is actually well behind the curve.
I've got close friends who are dyed-in-the-wool progressives who came to Scott's conclusion a long time ago. They won't speak it out loud, but in private conversations, they all say it. It's not like they used to shop in Compton, but now there's an effort being made to avoid Compton-adjacent sorts of places.
That needs to be addressed and it's not going to be addressed from the fainting couch.
One more thing. None of the black commentators that I've seen from either side of the aisle know what time it is. They keep trying to trade on their skin color and its value is dropping every day. I tried to say this sort of thing here.
From time to time on Twitter, I see videos of race-based beat-downs. They always go in one direction, a young black man, possibly with friends, beating someone of another race. Given the DOJ statistics on such matters, it's somewhat representative of violent encounters, but it completely obscures the frequency of them. That is, you never see videos of pleasant interactions, just the attacks.
There was one recently where a white high school boy was attacked while he was sitting at a table. I won't include it here because the violence is horrifying to see. What I'm noticing that's worth a blog post is the rising tide of racial animosity against blacks. You used to see a couple of nasty comments in response to tweets like that. On this one, the rage went on for pages. The quote tweets were off the charts. This is very bad medicine.
There is so much that is wrong with what's going on, but it all starts with denying the dinosaur in the room. What Scott said is right on the money. What I'm seeing is real. The change coming over my progressive friends is real. Meanwhile, the news media and the academics are living in a feedback loop of virtue signaling and the black commentators are delusional.
We need some serious honesty from both of those groups. Above all, we've got to stop the modern-day Nazism of painting one race as oppressors and another race as victims. It is very bad medicine.
Dig this kid talking about how his school has warped his racial attitudes for the worse.