A big blizzard blew through my little slice of heaven over the weekend. The snow started Friday afternoon and lasted into Saturday night. Depending upon who is doing the measuring, we got anywhere from 20-inches to 36-inches. I was standing in waist high snow next to my vehicle and I’m six feet tall, but drifting snow makes it hard to gauge. Everywhere I walked was at least thigh high so I’m thinking we got close to 30-inches.
I’ve written before about snow in the ghetto. We have had an influx of foreigners so the demographic of my part of town is different of late. We have a quiver of Indians from the southern end of the subcontinent. An intrusion of Muslims now live down the block from me. The Spanish population seems to have grown, but the black population feels smaller for some reason.
In years past, snowstorms were just white guys out clearing snow and black guys walking in the middle of the street. Go into cities like Baltimore, Washington or Philadelphia after a snow and you always see a bunch of black people walking in the streets. We still had some of that, but we’re much more vibrant now so the mix of responses to the snow is more diverse too.
Watching the Indians deal with snow has been one of the more enjoyable things over the last twenty-four hours. They suck at snow removal. Now, America tends to get only upper caste Indians so they are probably not used to physical work, but mastering a shovel is not that hard. Watching ten of then work one shovel, smoking and gibbering to one another made me feel like Charles James Napier.
One of things I’ve noticed about South Asians is they tend to confuse activity for work. South Americans do this and have made it an art form. It’s called the Latin Way. South Asians will put a lot of effort into looking busy and explaining what they will be doing as soon as they start doing it. I don’t know their tongue, but I imagined they were discussing the shoveling process, while not actually shoveling any snow.
The Muslims were interesting. They look North African to me, but I’m not sure. They keep their women in garbage bags so they could be from the Gulf. They smoke like chimneys so I just assumed they were North African. Regardless, they did not even attempt to clear out their cars. Instead they walked around in groups, muttering to one another in Arabic. Unsurprisingly, the most clannish people tend not to be very neighborly.
That’s the reality of the multi-culti paradise. No one gives a bleep about anyone outside their tribe. I shoveled out some old people and a handicapped guy. Me and a couple of young guys teamed up to clear our parking areas. A couple of older white women brought coffee and we made what is a tedious task into something enjoyable. I did not know any of them, but we fell into the work naturally. As you can guess, not a lot of diversity in our group.
The strange thing about Hispanics, something you see in a situation like this, is they work hard, but they are not industrious. These are all young men who could make money shoveling drives, clearing cars and so forth. Instead, they were drinking beer and enjoying the day off from wherever it is they work. Some were probably called in by the construction outfit that imported them, but most just sat around.
In fairness, it could very well be their otherness that keeps them from hustling. When I was out shoveling, a few walked past clutching beers. They probably would have been happy to help for some cash, but they were not going to offer. I’m as alien to them as they are to me. But, that’s the problem in a nutshell with the multi-culti paradise. Everyone is a stranger in a strange land.
Another interesting thing I noticed is that eventually, the Indians struck a deal with someone to clear the snow for them. A white guy had a crew of Hispanics he was renting out for quick shovel jobs. The site of upper caste Hindus hiring Hispanics to shovel their snow was like seeing the future. A generation from now, the South Asians will be at least a rung higher than the Mexicans.
It’s the Lee Kuan Yew rule. “In multiracial societies, you don’t vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.” I’d take that further and say you self-organize according to your race and religion.No one can be an individual because all groups interact with one another at the group level.
The small intrusion of Muslims don’t have the numbers to be anything but on the fringes so they just milled around hoping for spring. The Hindus have numbers so they can deal with the Mexicans and whites collectively, at least to get their snow shoveled.
That brings to mind another famous quote from Lee Kuan Yew, “I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came, and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration – friends, inter-marriages and so on – than Muslims… I would say, today, we can integrate all religions and races, except Islam.”
That’s the issue faced by the West. America can handle an inflow of Hispanics and Canadians, because they are balanced off by South and East Asians. There’s no balancing out the Muslims. As soon as their numbers increase, the ghetto goes Muslim and the rest of us flee to higher ground. That’s fine for the ghetto maybe, but as we see in Germany, they soon overflow their ghettos and then all hell breaks loose.