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The Pathological Altruism of the Tibbetts Family

Mollie Tibbetts and her murderer

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The murder of Mollie Tibbetts–a young University of Iowa student–at the hands of an illegal immigrant showed the horrible consequences of diversity to millions of Americans last summer. But not all Americans have accepted the reality of the slaying, and the Tibbetts family, sadly, falls in that category.

Last week, the Washington Post reported that Mollie’s mother had taken in the 17-year-old son of a migrant family who were friends with her daughter’s murderer. The teenager’s family had fled Iowa because locals were no longer friendly to them after the slaying. (Go figure.) So Mollie’s mother, Laura Calderwood, offered the teen a place to stay at her home.

The Washington Post’s retelling of this event is insufferable. We’re hit over the head with snippets from Fox News and President Trump about the dangers of immigration while Ms. Calderwood courageously goes about her life. Her resistance to the sensible calls for immigration restriction is treated by the Post as the act of a modern-day saint. The paper juxtaposes Calderwood’s reaction to her daughter’s death to the supposedly toxic responses of other families who were harmed by illegal immigration.

The Post negatively portrays another Iowan who dubbed the illegal alien that killed his son “trash.” The paper calls this reaction “finding what they can with obsession and hatred.” It’s apparently abnormal and disgusting to hate your children’s murderers if they’re immigrants. The Post also unfavorably paints parents voting Republican or becoming involved in anti-immigration activism as inferior to Calderwood’s magnanimous approach.

Here’s how the Post counterposes Calderwood to the bad victims of illegal aliens:

Then there is Laura Calderwood. Fifty-five, with curly blond hair and a halting gait, she is a lifelong liberal who didn’t abandon her politics. She feels anger like the others, but not toward an entire group of people. She’s not afraid of the demographic change remaking the country. But she does fear the deepening polarization. So she never goes to political rallies — never speaks publicly — because she believes that would just inflame things. Instead, she tries to live every day, including this one, just as she did before it all happened.

The teen she adopts, Ulises Felix, is depicted as an all-star kid that all Americans should want. He’s just so nice–he plays high school football, to boot! Mollie’s killer even earns a positive portrayal. Felix tries to convince Calderwood that the man who stabbed her daughter is a good person, and the Post seems to agree with the Mexican teen’s assessment.

The article’s message is obvious: white Americans should bear the costs of diversity with open arms and bend over backwards to accept their attackers. You don’t want to be one of those bad Trump voters who wallow in “obsession and hatred.” Tune out the “hate,” don’t ask questions, don’t seek solutions to prevent future tragedies, and embrace the other.

Pathological altruism is the only media-approved solution. No Angel Mom would ever receive a glowing profile from a major newspaper, and no pundit would celebrate their “Christian virtue.”

The worst part is not that our elites promote this pernicious mindset–it is that it is happily embraced by millions of whites. Too many of us are programmed to believe that we must help the other even if it harms us. The Tibbetts have demonstrated this behavior with their strong opposition to (correctly) blaming mass immigration for their daughter’s death and going out of their way to show support for the killer’s community.

In September, Mollie’s father attacked Donald Trump, Jr. for politicizing his daughter’s death and advocating views the slain daughter would find “profoundly racist”:

They have instead chosen to callously distort and corrupt Mollie’s tragic death to advance a cause she vehemently opposed. I encourage the debate on immigration; there is great merit in its reasonable outcome. But do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist. The act grievously extends the crime that stole Mollie from our family and is, to quote Donald Trump Jr., “heartless” and “despicable.”

Tibbetts praised the Hispanic community for its superior food and for culturally enriching Iowa. “To the Hispanic community, my family stands with you and offers its heartfelt apology. That you’ve been beset by the circumstances of Mollie’s death is wrong. We treasure the contribution you bring to the American tapestry in all its color and melody. And yes, we love your food,” he wrote.

He then went on to claim that he is Hispanic, African, and Asian, because “[m]y blood runs from every corner of the Earth because I am American. As an American, I have one tenet: to respect every citizen of the world and actively engage in the ongoing pursuit to form a more perfect union.”

Mr. Tibbetts’ one proposal in response to his daughter’s death was to demand the nation unite against “racism.” He went on to say, “[T]o knowingly foment discord among races is a disgrace to our flag. It incites fear in innocent communities and lends legitimacy to the darkest, most hate-filled corners of the American soul. It is the opposite of leadership. It is the opposite of humanity. It is heartless. It is despicable. It is shameful.”

He argued that the search for his daughter’s body united the country regardless of color, and that we must “take heed of the lessons that Mollie, John McCain, and Aretha Franklin taught.”

The father concludes, “Let’s celebrate our diversity rather than argue over our differences.”

You would never see such an op-ed from the mother of a black man shot by police officers, or even from a non-white who suffered the horrible atrocity of a white person demanding to see his ID. Non-whites are not obligated to forgive the trespasses of the white majority. They are allowed to embrace the hate and desire for revenge against those racial others who did them wrong.

Only whites are supposed to forgive, and they are rewarded for this contemptible behavior. Mollie’s parents have both been held up in the media as the perfect example of how to react to the costs of diversity, and have earned praise from powerful pundits. All people want to be seen as doing good, and if the powerful say taking in the friends of your child’s killer and denouncing “racist” talking points is noble, then normal people will follow.

The desire for vengeance and solutions to unrestricted immigration are natural responses to the murder of a family member. But we are told we must repress these natural urges and turn the other cheek. This reaction, however, harms America. If you insist that immigration policy is not to blame for such a death, you ensure that other American families will suffer the same loss. For what gain? The warm, fuzzy feeling of being loved by journalists and non-white racial activists? That you please God and uphold Christian virtue by seeing no evil?

Pathological altruism is the fundamental flaw of the twenty-first-century white man. It hinders his ability to defend himself and his children. It encourages him to bow before the other and treat him in a way that this outsider would never treat him in return. It creates a toxic value system that ends with dispossession and self-destruction.

There are plenty of normal white Americans who are repulsed by the behavior of the Tibbetts family. They know that it’s natural to see the killing as representative of the costs of mass immigration and diversity, and they want solutions to these problems. The point to get across to these normies is that it is moral and right to think this way, and that it is immoral to follow the Tibbetts’ example.

To refuse to face the problem is to abdicate your duty to your fellow citizens. It only ensures that more Americans will die at the hands of illegal aliens. Pathological altruism only earns you the empty plaudits of a hostile elite.

19 Comments

  1. Peter Quint
    Posted January 14, 2019 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    It is cases like the Tibbets that make one despair, and think that there is no hope of the white race surviving.

  2. Rob Bottom
    Posted January 5, 2019 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    If the Tibbett’s ancestors had taken a similarly foolish approach with the murderous warriors of foreign tribes their line would have gone extinct and we’d all be spared this disgraceful display of moral and intellectual inferiority gussied up as “good”. It is only because they, like many liberals, live in an insulated bubble made possible by their “hate-filled” and “racist” ancestors that they now believe in a kind of white supremacy – an ability to change the world for the better, to mold it into their utopia – by engaging in this kind of behavior.

    Like the whites who believe they can make a difference by working on behalf of African Americans because they watched Dangerous Minds (or one of its many retreads). They’re convinced they can change minds by simply sprinkling some white words of wisdom and compassion over the misguided souls in our society, and it will magically transform black and brown sociopaths into good white people. Little do they realize their words are filtered out as nonsense as their charges decide how to best manipulate the situation to get out of whatever predicament they’ve gotten themselves into.

  3. Flavius
    Posted January 3, 2019 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    I think that this may not be pathological altruism, but something else. These people are probably acting normally in their daily lives. If they were pathological altruists, they would constantly donate most of their money to poor people, they would open their home for homeless individuals, etc, etc.

    My impression is that racism, nationalism and in fact any form of in-group loyalty among Whites are the modern equivalent of heresy. Just as some people 500 or 1000 years ago felt that fighting heresy, even among their own families, was more important that survival, individuals like the Tibbetts family feel that not being racist is more important than their daughter’s life.

  4. EF
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    I have viewed, at the time of the body being found, screen captures of her Facebook page.
    She had several photos with a shirt that said: “NO WHITE BOYS”
    So she was a mudshark from a very young age.
    Dr Pierce did a review, among other things, in a radio show he did, the film was “SAVE THE LAST DANCE” and it was about a white girl who loses her mother and has to live with her racist father.
    She ends up meeting at the High School Dance Club, she a ballerina, an ebony mandingo who does hip-hop. They become sexual lovers and she ends up disowning her father.
    What Dr Pierce noted, and this was one by Sumner Redstone’s film segment, was that the advertising was focused to White girls aged 11-13.

    Dr Pierce:
    “Well, that’s just a small sampling. Look at some of the film clips from Save the Last Dance that you can view free on the Internet. Look at some of the promotions that are so obviously intended to persuade teenaged White girls to see the film and to imitate Sara’s behavior. The clear message of the film to these teenaged White viewers is, “Go thou now and do likewise.”

    The last thing I want to do is put more money into Sumner Redstone’s pockets, but I recommend that you see the film for yourself, so that it will stick in your mind and you still will remember it when the time for the cleansing of America comes.”

    Now that is WAR.

    I recall a couple in the Midwest whose white college student daughter was raped and murdered by an ebony creature. The parents were DEVOUT Christians Guess what they did? They ADOPTED the creature and FOUGHT, successfully, to have him obtain EARLY parole.
    Whites have done MORE TIME, IN FEDERAL PRISON. For spray-painting a synagogue in Oregon than this ebony creature did for murdering and raping their daughter.

    Christianity may have been good, VERY good, at one time but today it is a POISON.
    Go to any church and you will see mixed race couples and the people of color will be fawned over by everyone. Just add ZIONISM to the package and THAT is modern Christianity.
    I have not found a single mainstream church that is any different.

    • Maximus
      Posted January 3, 2019 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      “Christianity may have been good, VERY good, at one time but today it is a POISON”.
      Yes, that is because when it was war and to protect, kin, soil and king white people never behaved like Jesus told them to do. It is now that white people doing exactly what Jesus telling them to do. “But hey! Wait a minute! Thomas Aquinas says this and Augustine of Hippo says that! Ok!”

      But did they know the teachings of Jesus better than did the persons who actually interacted with him (or at least claimed to do so) or even better than Jesus himself?

      The only thing that was good with Christianity for white people was when they acted and behaved like Pagans when violence, invasions, brutality and cruelty and great injustice was in action. The only thing bad with Christianity is Christianity itself.

      If white people of the old days lived and acted like Jesus and followed his example they would have been eradicated in a couple of weeks.

      “The birthmother of Bolshevism is Christian theology”
      – Oswald Spengler

      • sterplaz
        Posted January 3, 2019 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

        When Whites just lived among themselves the poison of Christianity did them no harm. Whites’ racial soul came out anyway in all its glory; Gothic and other architectures, Renaissance painting (albeit hebrew bible scenes), poetry (Dante), literature (Shakespeare) and music galore. Not to mention math and science. All the aforementioned would have happened Christianity or no Christianity. Christianity verily hobbled the western mind.

        Even Christianity itself was returning to more and more White/western centric aspects; hierarchical structure, veneration of saints (form of veneration of ancestors) and other things.

        Christianity is like a fine suit of clothes. It looks good, feels good, wears good, warm in winter & cool in summer, brings good attention upon you from others, seems to be perfect for all occasions. Unfortunately it has a fatal flaw in it, a loose thread so to speak that when pulled can unravel the whole thing and then you are left naked, with nothing to replace it. And all it takes is the right (or wrong, depending on how one sees it) person to come along and pull that loose thread to start the process of unraveling or i.e. falling apart. And it turns out that the <<>> who pulled the thread knew exactly where it was located. No surprise, there. Same <<>> who created the suit to begin with; designing it for the very purpose of having it unravel at the (wearer’s) worst moment.

  5. LS
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know if it so much ‘pathological altruism’ with these liberal types as it is an ego problem. It seems like the sum of their self-worth depends on the validity of their ideology—thus this pathological doubling-down by the Tibbetts family.

    And the father really appears to be buttressing his ego with those lecturing pronouncements.

    Anyway, it won’t surprise me in the least if their new non-white or one of his multitudinous ‘cousins’ gives the Tibbetts family the occasion to triple-down—and they do.

  6. Posted January 2, 2019 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Dr. Pierce felt that media conditioning is the reason white people don’t defend themselves.

  7. The real John Smith
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    People give too much credit to scum.

    It’s not ‘pathological altruism’ and rarely is: it’s that the degenerate portions of the white middle class will do anything for some perceived status reward.

  8. Maximus
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    And lets not forget. The Potters and the Tibbets and the rest are practicing true Christianity to the core. The meek shall inherit the earth.

    • Sandy
      Posted January 2, 2019 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      You guys are hopeless. When you bash Christianity please do it properly and not make yourselves look ridiculous.

      Exodus 2:11 – 15 Tells how Moses killed the Egyptian so as to save a racial brother.

      Numbers 12:3 King James Version (KJV) speaks for itself:

      Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.

      Yes Maximus, the meek shall inherit the earth.

      • Maximus
        Posted January 3, 2019 at 1:18 am | Permalink

        To love and forgive the one who rapes your, kill you molest you and take away everything you have is Christianity. Please, beat this if you can:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJmqmHMXZqQ

        • Sandy
          Posted January 3, 2019 at 10:34 am | Permalink

          If I understand the video correctly they are discussing personal salvation and personal forgiveness.

          The great commission that Christ gave his disciples was to preach the good news of the kingdom, not today’s obsession – salvation. Salvation appears in the NT 45 times whereas kingdom appears 205 times. I don’t think Christ actually preached personal salvation himself and only mentioned it twice.

          So why did Jesus die? The law was never done away with. God divorced Israel. Jesus is to marry Israel. Divorce is not approved of. Only death releases the remaining spouse to marry again. By his death he could redeem what was once his and without sinning marry Israel on his return. The law was never done away with.

          If it’s any comfort, today’s church from an historicist point of view is that of the Laodicea which even Jesus can’t stand.

          • Maximus
            Posted January 3, 2019 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

            You did not offer a single answer, just an unclear mishmash and your own rationalizations. The video got you good. Jesus was supposed to save the world, he could not even save himself. Killed and abandoned by his own father. Jesus cried like a pacifist liberal on a stick. It is now, in this day of age when white Christians are actually living literally after the words of Jesus. The embodiment of the sermon of the mount.

            The funny thing is you Christians sound exactly like today’s trendy college marxists ; that´s not real communism!

            You are so painfully wrong about everything. Christianity is based on feminine virtues (passiveness, compassion, empathy, etc.) and that, enforced culturally, led to the detriment of the European man over centuries.

            If the Muslim in the video was Mike Tyson, you and your God was Michael Spinks. You lost long before you entered the ring. Now go back and watch the video again. Don’t hide behind your own unclear and incoherent explanations. Explain to me like Im a five year old. Why is the Muslim wrong and the Christ cuck right?

            And again, if you have a child, and someone rape, torture and kill it. You are ordered by your God and Jesus to love and forgive that child molester and killer. Just like the Tibbets. So please, don´t turn this around and copy a passage about how God is against race mixing (you can find passages that say the other way around like most things in the Bible, called cherry picking). Because race mixing was never the issue.

            So the Tibbets and the Potters did the Christian thing and took Jesus words for real. Not coming with excuses like all Christians white nationalist are doing that this and that theologian or church father on this page and that page said something else one thousand years after Jesus was sold out on the cross crying for help.

            “Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also”
            – Matthew 5:39 ( Hey! That is just a metaphor! You guys are hopeless. When you bash Christianity please do it properly and not make yourselves look ridiculous.)

            “Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you”
            -Matthew 5:44 (Hey! That is just an allegory! You have to be more sophisticated than that!)

            “True believing Christians are sheep among wolves. … They employ neither worldly sword nor war, since with them killing is absolutely renounced”.
            Conrad Grebel, letter to Thomas Müntzer (1524), as cited in William R. Estep, The Anabaptist Story (1996), pp. 41-42

            “A soldier of the civil authority must be taught not to kill men and to refuse to do so if he is commanded. … If he is unwilling to comply, he must be rejected. A military commander … must resign or be rejected. If a catechumen or a believer seeks to become a soldier, they must be rejected, for they have despised God”.
            Hippolytus of Rome, Apostolic Tradition,

            Well I can go on and on. But I guess Im not sophisticated enough and well read. Looking forward for your deep, wise and sharp answers. And watch the video again.

    • The real John Smith
      Posted January 3, 2019 at 10:32 am | Permalink

      Anyone who tells a person to disarm before his enemy, because it is the ‘right thing to do’, is an enemy also. There is no grand history or extenuating circumstance which changes this fact, and any code such a person bears is just his sword and shield in attacking you.

      Oh, and be careful quoting the old testament. Even in the bible the jew is allowed many privileges of defence and attack which are then conveniently prohibited to the Gentiles in the new testament. Moses was never a pushover when it came to the outsider.

  9. Maximus
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  10. Captain John Charity Spring MA
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    I could understand the parents of the victim avoiding the extreme of turning into spittle flecked bigots and racists…I can understand resisting the overall anti-immigrant narrative and joining the small chorus of parents demanding fighting off Mexicans..but I do not understand her adoption of a Mexican. Is the mother a sociopath? That’s the only possible conclusion. She’s spiting everyone.

    • Wanred
      Posted January 6, 2019 at 5:01 am | Permalink

      I wouldn’t call it sociopath behavior. I think these people are doing exactly what humans have always done: anything to prevent being ostracized, even if it means sacrificing their children to whatever higher power the tribe worships. In this case, diversity.

      All this media attention combined with not being allowed to grieve and exact justice in a natural way must be enough to turn most people into zealots.

  11. Viv
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    The Tibbets family lustily reads from a script written by organized Jewry. I hope they know that.

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