Some have argued that I am a racist. Where they have gotten that idea from, is a mystery to me. While it is true, that I stereotype people, there is inherently nothing racist in doing so. Different populations have differing traits and characteristics, and it makes a lot of sense to know what these traits and characteristics are. The differences may be physical, cultural, or anything in-between. The Germans, for example, used to be very harsh and orderly people. The Vikings and Phoenicians were superb seafarers, the Ancient Romans were extremely disciplined, while the Japanese tend to be extremely loyal. I could go on and on, but I guess that anyone with more than two brain cells gets the point.
Stereotyping is extremely useful when judging people you don’t know. I do my best to steer well clear of gypsies offering their services on the streets. I’ll also delete all e-mails from Nigerian princes. It is, however, the responsibility of every population group to deal with those who hurt their reputation, and it is their responsibility to do it themselves. What if the honest gypsies would just tell their people not to scam others? They would regain their reputation in a single generation.
The same holds true to all people of all races. I’d see no problem in having a black person as a president, for example. Heck, I could not care less if a two year old gets the top job. But that is where merit comes in. In a meritocratic society the best candidate will get the job – as opposed to a democracy (representative or otherwise) where mob rule (directly or indirectly) wins the day. Just ask Socrates – arguably the smartest man in recorded history – how that turned out for him. As for the chance of a two year old getting the presidency… well, even if all age restrictions were lifted, I don’t think there are any two year-olds capable of it. But the United States did have a black president. How did that work out?
To put it short; I don’t care about the color of peoples skin. Those who take skin color or other superficial factors into the equation are the true racists, and those people portray the SJW hypocrisy at its finest. I care about merit. The problem is, that not all population groups are necessarily equally meritous various aspects.
As for people who I do personally know – notwithstanding their origins – I judge them by their behaviour and merit, and so should You.
Author: Sander Laanemaa
Sander Laanemaa was born in Estonia in 1984. In 2011 he graduated from the Estonian Maritime Academy as a deck officer. During his studies he took an interest in history, philosophy, psychology, and the occult. His research guided him deep into the rabbit hole, which ultimately led to the creation of Culture Wars.
Sander is fluent in English, Swedish, Finnish, and Estonian.
He has given a number of lectures on various topics on maritime affairs, and also on ancient history and the faults of contemporary social movements.