I Blame The Culture
As a WM, I endorse this analysis. My demographic cohort has been raised by indulgent or absent parents; consumed dangerously high levels of light beer, processed sugar, FOX News, OANN, and Newsmax, and NASCAR; and treated the U.S. Constitution as if it were originally written to protect only them. (Taps earpiece. Wait, it was written only for WMs? Noted!)
We WMs need much more disciplined and demanding parenting and schooling to correct this rot and put WMs on a path to becoming productive citizens. Otherwise they'll grow angrier and more violent in their suburban cul de sacs, relying on their guns, Bibles, and oversized pickup trucks to fight their way out of their dead-end coup-adjacent culture.
"Something has to be done about America’s white crime epidemic that has been allowed to grow and fester for hundreds of years."
This is literally true, not merely a polemical exercise.
White Christian males are disproportionately responsible for both violent and property crimes in the Americas for the past five hundred years, up to the present day (if you consider land theft, electoral fraud, discrimination, arson, vigilantism, terrorism, slavery, rape and genocide to be criminal, that is).
The intertwined cultural frames of White supremacy and toxic masculinity are essentially forms of sociocultural pathology, a social psychological disturbance that manifests as, and is defined by, violent criminality, a violent criminality that is ubiquitous, celebrated, and not uncommonly state-sanctioned.
So there's that.
Also, among the fascists, if you haven't noticed, **abiding by the law is for saps**.
The instruments and accoutrements of the law (badges, courts, writs, prison blocks, treaties, contracts, etc.) are expedients- wielded when useful, ignored when inconvenient.
So there's that, too.
The current nation-state political arrangements throughout the Americas were established by criminals, for criminals, through relentless and ongoing crime:
"Crime is behavior, either by act or omission, defined by statutory or common law as deserving of punishment or penalty. Although most crimes require the element of intent, certain minor crimes may be committed based on strict liability even if the defendant had no specific mindset with regard to the criminal action. For instance, parking violations are crimes that usually do not require prosecutors to establish intent.
Some crimes are considered mala prohibita (bad because prohibited); these are prohibited by statute but are not inherently evil. Other crimes are considered mala in se (bad in themselves); these are considered inherently evil under general community standards."
There is no cohort so steeped in criminality, in any rational understanding of the concepts 'crime' and 'criminal', than White Christian males.
So yeah, I blame the culture.
This can be read as a satire or as straight opinion. Well done, Oliver!
I blame the media. All crime that is reported by the media leads to more crime. I particularly blame bloggers that keep writing about crime and feed the crime cycle. There is no denying it that if the crimes were not reported we wouldn't know so much about them and feel we were infested by criminals.
The hilarious/horrifying thing is unlike the racist people and articles you’re lampooning, this one is not super far from actually being true. We have set up a system where white people can break laws more easily and with less punishment.
Criming didn’t seem to hobble Martha Stewart.
This is positively brilliant.
"Yeah, see how it sounds when you say it that way?"
It sounds correct. I'm calling for a shut down on white people until we can figure out what the hell is going on.
It sounds kinda true... whiteness sort of by definition = entitlement...
Always a pleasure to read and the photo of Kal is the cherry on top.
It's time to end benign neglect.
I blame the criminals. Punto. End of paragraph. They are the ones who recognize the opportunities to commit these crimes, and they are the ones who abandon moral principles to follow through on them. And to your point about these types of crimes being promulgated by "white culture," well, perhaps there is a small sliver of accuracy to that. But I believe you might be missing a much more significant and important point. This problem really stems from the fact that it's Old White Guys (OWGs) who hold most of the power, and thus find themselves in positions of opportunity to commit these and similar white collar crimes. So of course it seems like a "white culture" problem. But let's remember: "white culture" is not monolithic, any more than Asian, Black, or LatinX cultures are. These are crimes of opportunity, and as things stand, it's OWGs who have the greatest opportunity to commit these crimes.