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Debate Panel Reveals The Failures Of Collectivism
And The Trauma Of The Black Community
A coworker shared this debate with me, and I couldn’t help but comment. I typically try not to focus on topical things, but the debate panel was a breathtakingly depressing reality of how collectivism destroys the brain.
Of course, the conversation is anti-individualistic at its core. The panel debates race problems, conflicts between black men and women, and the failings of the black community.
There are many panelists, and each hot take is as stupid as the last. Here are a few highlights:
One woman complains about low-quality black men. Okay, then find high-quality black men. She hates being told it is her responsibility to find good men because she wishes to pursue her vice (low-quality men) without dealing with the consequences (emotional abandonment). She takes no responsibility for herself and is shocked when no one cares about her pain.
Another panelist wants reparations. Despite how economically unfeasible and morally bankrupt such a desire is, why does he want it? To help build intergenerational wealth. But black people can do that today. If black people cannot make sound financial decisions with the available resources, why should society be confident that black people will spend free money responsibly? Those whose college loans were forgiven didn’t invest or save. They spent. Same with COVID checks. We all know reparations will be wasted, and race grievances will continue.
In each instance, the panelists fight as hard as humanly possible to avoid personal responsibility. For example, black fatherlessness is a concern. The panel’s solution? Whine about systemic racism or blame each other. My solution? Remain a virgin until marriage, and settle down with a good woman. Control my lusts and vices and invest my resources exclusively into my family. I’ve broken a cycle of fatherlessness that stretches beyond my father and grandfathers. I focused on myself, not on systems.
Unfortunately, the panelists are drowning in their trauma. They cannot rise above the limitations of their vices. These panelists beg to be seen as human by others (mainly white people) but refuse the responsibility that would make them human. But to be a man is to take responsibility for yourself, to use your God-given reason to pursue virtue. There is no other way.
To be judged as a man, I must work like one. I cannot whine and use my ancestors’ pains to excuse inaction or sin. I cannot complain and abandon my responsibilities. I cannot attack innocent people or constantly cast myself as the victim.
What other purpose do I have?
I will link to past Become An Individual posts that have dealt with the topics of collectivism and using identity as an excuse.
I Am 27 Years Old And I’m Going To Keep Thriving - In this post, I go over my progress in life. I briefly touch on being born in a black neighborhood and mocked by my peers for desiring education, success, and stability.
Keep Your Vices Private - Most people you debate will argue to excuse vice and trauma. The panelists are suffering from a love of corruption, and this love defines their philosophy. I urge you to avoid this trap by overcoming your vices and focusing on virtue so you can clear your mind and soul.
The Average Man Always Attacks The Good - Remember that most people will destroy what is good to fulfill their desires. You should always be focused on getting in shape, establishing alternative sources of income, and being selective with your friend group. Never believe the average man is trustworthy, brave, or virtuous. You live amongst the dead, and the dead have teeth.
"At Least I'm Not As Bad As Them" - I must admit that a sense of pride washes over me when I see videos like this. I’m not like these men and women, scared of virtue and addicted to vice. But that’s the trap. These people will always be beneath any man who pursues virtue. Thus, your aim should be the heroes of history, the great men and women who overcame impossible odds. Don’t wallow in arrogance looking at people like this. Shake your head, find great men to follow, and get to work.
Momma’s Old School Burgers
I have been gaining courage in speaking out against mob rule and advancing the needs and well-being of the individual.
My stories are about virtuous individuals and individualism as a whole. I am not a victim. I am not incapable of determining my destiny. I won’t whine for recognition and guilt others into consuming what I make. I will improve my writing, my art, and my stories.
If you like good stories, I would appreciate it if you checked out Momma’s Old School Burgers. I feature well-written, flawed characters who become more virtuous and capable as the story continues.
There is a happy ending, and the story, through great art and writing, will inspire you to improve your life and give you hope for tomorrow.