In response to the Waco horror lynching post, Keith from South Africa makes the following comment. I think it's brilliant and actually sums up my inate feelings better than I did myself.
Here's what he says:
"It is clear that all of us, if we're honest, feel anger and hatred towards those who have wronged us, or ours. The difference between savagery and civilised behaviour is control. Savages react immediately and give in to their evil impulses at every opportunity – often quite gratuitously.
The evil impulse that rules the savage is present in all races, and examples of savagery in all races can be given. But as a matter of historical fact, white civilisation has resulted because the self-control impulse among whites has been much stronger, just as the lack of any black civilisation results from the lack of this self-control impulse.
But to maintain civilised status requires that you maintain the self-control impulse, whatever the provocation – otherwise you become the same as your enemy: a savage. I too, am a white South African, and I know the terrible scale of the atrocities perpetrated by blacks – not only today, throughout our history. But their behaviour is never an excuse for us to degenerate to their level.
Despite some of the angry comments here, in fact the history of white-controlled SA proves that we kept to the standard of civilisation – adhering to a process of civilised law. This is the only thing that keeps us civilised – if we indulge in savagery, then we are savages – whether white or black. One important factor in the process of civilisation, is an intelligent and respected older generation which leads.
Youth, mostly unreflecting with lots of energy, struggles with self-control and needs direction. Remember the bullying you experienced or observed while at school – the mindless cruelty. I'll always remember – at the end of my first six months in the army – a new intake was about to enter, and some chaps from my intake couldn't wait to bully the new lot – and yet they had just suffered themselves! What goes on in some minds?
The thing is to keep a sense of proportion, something that liberals, (the eternal adolescents), especially struggle with. When you find an example of white savagery – that does not negate the fact that generally whites do not behave like that, and that savage behaviour is MORE common among blacks. (NO not all blacks are savages, either). The NUMBERS in normal every-day life still put whites ahead in the civilisation stakes even if they are not perfect – get that liberals."