Thursday, March 10, 2005

And, Something Disgusting,0,7971675.story?coll=sfla-news-fringe
Read it. Done reading it? Good. Now vomit. Done with that? Good.
Now, if I were a dumb liberal intellectual, I may moan about how bad of a movie Van Wilder is. Me personally, I thought Van Wilder was hilarious, though the semen part of it didn't do it for me (too much of a disgusting prank gag for me). But since I'm a radical, what drew me was this: "They said the 17-year-old Coeur d'Alene High School student was upset after a prank in which the other student put peanut butter in his cheese sandwich days before. He told a school resource officer that "he hated peanut butter and it made him more mad than he could explain," according to the police report."
In other words, this disgusting and potentially dangerous prank was in response to a mildly disgusting and completely innocuous one. I'd be willing to bet 2 bucks that said kid was a relatively privileged white kid. After all, it is Idaho. Further, according to, "As of the census of 2000, there are 34,514 people, 13,985 households, and 8,852 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,014.9/km². There are 14,929 housing units at an average density of 439.0/km². The racial makeup of the city is 95.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. 2.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race." So I'm 96% likely to guess right.
Why is this important? It's been noticed that there's a lot of difficulties with stress in white communities. Despite absolute levels of stress being lower (i.e. the kid ain't in the ghetto, though the community ain't doing too well, "The median income for a household in the city is $33,001, and the median income for a family is $39,491. Males have a median income of $31,915 versus $21,092 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,454."), RELATIVE levels of stress are higher precisely because white kids are sheltered and don't learn to cope with stress. So, if someone pisses them off, they go out and shoot up schools: Hence most of the school shooters being white. They go out and commit dangerous pranks and even crimes.


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