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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Black Criminals, White Cops

I titled it that way for a reason.

There comes a moment in nearly every human life when each of us must confront our demons. Some identify the problem and get a shot at wellness, others pretend they have no demons and continue to remain sick and ultimately decline.

There is no other way.

I can not remember any problem in my life from blood clots to burst water mains in my front yard that didn't require recognition that something was wrong, a diagnosis or plan for resolving the issue, action, and follow up. That's how those problems get fixed including violent crime in America.

In America, if we removed five cities from our violent crime rates- Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, and New Orleans- we'd have a relatively safe world.

So what do those five cities have in common? What can we learn from them? They are led by democratic leadership, they have statistically large populations of African-Americans, and they have high percentages of single parent households- no adult male present. In fact, single parent households in the black community are well past the epidemic stage, I have heard numbers ranging from 50 to 75%. That is astounding. Here's an older link on the light side of the number.

Adrian Peterson is an example of this. The famous Minnesota Viking running back has fathered anywhere from 7 to 9 children with at least six different mothers (he refuses to disclose the real number) and indeed his absence led to the death of one child at the hands of some sort of step father figure.

The problem with fathering nine kids and not being present in most of their lives is that they may go out and father 9 children of their own and decide it is unnecessary to be present in their children's lives. This law of numbers increases at some haphazard geometric rate which indeed has landed us at the threshold of an entire demographic epidemic bent on self destruction.

The problem of course is that there is a profound lack of supervision in a one parent family. In a one parent family- that parent has to find a way to provide for her children- while her children are out running around with their friends after school. This of course leads to delinquency and crime, some of it deadly. Kids with rap sheets and all of the other associated fallout, dropping out of school, drug and alcohol addiction, mental health problems, are generally prevented by background investigators from becoming cops. Thus we have a prison society that has an over represented black population and a law enforcement community that has an under represented black population. It stands to reason.

So you may say- We already know this. Tell us something new.

In America we have evolved into this culture that believes ignoring issues of race is the best choice. We are afraid to confront the obvious demographic problem. We are obstructed by two camps- African Americans and the politically correct liberal left who squash any talk of the problem with their labeling tactics. So those that could help, don't. And in the meantime- homicide rates among the black community continue to soar.

Ok, so you don't want to listen to privileged white Americans who you assume can't possibly understand your plight even though we live beside you, work beside you, and go to school with you? White Americans are just too stupid to begin to understand all of the problems you uniquely face?  Ok, so where is that black leadership who does understand? Guys like Barack Obama? Hmmm...

Mr. Obama had a lay up. A perfect opportunity for blacks to finally recognize a problem exists, to rally behind a leader who understood the plight. Obama would plot a solution for taking responsibility and help get that demographic on the path to well being. What happened instead? The same old, tired, blame whitey rhetoric that we always get. This is the change he spoke of? Remember the white cop who arrested or detained the black homeowner at the beginning of Obama's first term which led to the beer summit? By openly criticizing the white police officer before he knew any of the facts- Obama failed this country. We discovered who he was. Once he discovered that jumping to conclusions meant he was ultimately wrong and a little embarrassed- he saved face by calling for the beer summit. That whole seedy episode was a teachable moment- not for us- but for Mr Obama. Trayvon Martin and the Ferguson fiasco were two other teachable moments wherein Mr. Obama had the opportunity to identify and attack the real problem. But that takes courage and commitment. It's easier to just blame old man whitey. The safe way.

Old man whitey doesn't have to care because old man whitey isn't getting killed. All old man whitey is doing is footing the bill for all of the infrastructure needs of a demographic that can't grasp what it's problem is while it's busy killing itself. It is an American tragedy where real people are getting killed because the rest of us are too chicken shit to talk about the problem without being labeled racists.
In that sense, we have all failed.

Many years ago, I was working with a black cop who often got called "nigger." I asked him once how he put up with all that name calling. In turn he asked me how I enjoyed being called "pig." Angry, I thought. For a moment, I understood.

America has a communication problem. The first hurdle we have to clear is this insane idea that to speak we must walk on eggshells or become labeled by someone else.  We have got to quit labeling people and publicly humiliating them every time we try to have a conversation about how to solve our common problems.

We lack courage and follow through. We quit rather than suffer the humiliation of a politically correct demographic more than happy to label us. In the meantime, real kids keep getting killed.

But mostly I think, America has a commitment and parenting problem. Kids screw up- that's what they do. Given a lack of supervision, kids with under developed brains have continually found ways to land in trouble. That's why we parent them. We know they are predisposed to being dumb asses. When we quit parenting, like we have been, we see the results. In Chicago, in Detroit, or anywhere else. That's not unique anywhere nor has it ever been- it's just reached epidemic proportions in several cities and once that ball starts rolling- it's going to be hard to stop it.

Could it be that simple? Instead of spreading blame around like a rainbird, could it be an individual failure to parent and take responsibility for our children regardless of what color they happen to be?
I think so. I think in addition to being poor parents, many parents or adults simply lack the courage to self examine. It's always easier to blame someone else rather than take responsibility ourselves. I mean do you really think Adrian Peterson blames himself for the death of his infant son whom he never met?

Sure, violent crime has reached epidemic proportions in key cities where kids have no father present. It has always existed in every other demographic too.

What has changed in the last 40 years is a complete lack of parenting and supervision brought about by a myriad of factors. Abandoning behavior whether it is actual or brought about as a result of indifference, drug or alcohol abuse, or other issues has been a huge contributing factor. Our children are reckless, unsupervised morons who enter adulthood with under developed brains who think carrying a gun is a good idea. They of course will be confronted by other morons with guns and undeveloped brains. Or mostly non-morons with well developed brains, guns, and badges. And that's where all of this poor parenting gets sorted out.

And once it gets sorted out- the parents are left with a choice. Do we blame ourselves, do we actually self examine our decisions and attach blame where it belongs- or do we blame the cops and old man whitey? The pigs.

Currently, that is what's on the media's menu. Play with your emotions for sales and revenue gains.

If we ever become self aware or find a place where we recognize the great value of taking responsibility for our lives and our poor decisions- we have a real shot at climbing out of this hole. Self examining, identifying, and resolving our issues is part of a responsible adult's willingness to get better. Trust me when I say this. Blaming others, whining about race, inequality, and labeling others is not going to help solve that giant leak in your front yard.


Anonymous said...

The thing that just makes me shake my head every time I hear it, is every time they arrest some black sixteen year-old for some horrific crime, all his friends and relatives come out with the "he was turning his life around" excuse. Why doesn't anyone ask "How in the world do their lives all get so screwed up in only 16 years?"

MMinWA said...

Yes, the absence of fathers has made an already bad situation worse. I just got into a debate with Fur at IOTW over this. His contention, as well as I believe yours is, is that once REgressive welfare policies were enacted that actually paid people to have more fatherless children, all bets were off.

For sure, this is the reason we see malls across the country being flash mobbed. But note, we're not seeing gangs of white kids are we? There are about the same number of whites as blacks on welfare. White illegitimacy rates are now approaching the rates for blacks but are there 100s of homicides in rural WV? Or TN? Or GA....?

The fact is, once blacks began to move north in the 1880s into cities, the crime rates soared. There was no welfare.

These horrific gang shootings could be stopped but for PC. If these shootings were being done by whites, you can bet your ass that an army of SWAT guys would be moving through neighborhoods with shoot to kill orders.

So what can you do Brian? For me, I avoid large cities-the biggest city around here is Midland and when I go there, I am armed and on swivel. I won't live anywhere where there are more then a few blacks, if any. The past 20 years, I've resided in small towns in CO & TX. Very little crime, no graffiti, no home invasions, quiet, I can walk the streets at any hour.

IMO you have to be crazy to live in a city-you mentioned several bigger ones but these problems are endemic to cities. It's been my experience and of course it's anecdotal, that there have always been problems anytime I've lived with blacks. Always.

This 300+ year experiment is an abject failure. If you were to remove blacks from cities, the remaining police forces needed would be minuscule in comparison. And take out the illegals and you're not crime free but you sure as hell have cut it way, way down.

Anonymous said...

I can't argue MM. My experience has been similar.

It's the idea that we can't talk about it that frosts my ass. We can't solve a fucking problem if we can't even agree to talk about it.

Make no mistake about it. The politically correct crowd...with their own verbal cowardice...prevents any solution from being discussed. I wonder how many black kids will get shot and die tonite in chicago.


MMinWA said...

From Paul Kersey's site SBPDL

100 Years Ago, Black People Escaping Jim Crow South "Kissed Ground and Prayed" After Crossing Ohio River En Route to Chicago...

Can you spot the great quote from this immortal passage in Nicholas Lemann's The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America?:

Chicago was home to the Chicago Defender, the country’s leading black newspaper, with a wide readership in the rural South. Robert S. Abbott, the Defender’s publisher, a small, round, well-dressed man who artfully combined the roles of race crusader and businessman, launched what he called "The Great Northern Drive" on May 15, 1917. The object of the drive was to exhort Southern blacks to come to Chicago, in order to make money and live under the legal benefits of citizenship. Abbott invented slogans ("The Flight Out of Egypt") and promoted songs ("Bound for the Promised Land," "Going Into Canaan") that pounded home a comparison to the events described in the Book of Exodus for his audience of extremely religious children of slaves.
Lothrop Stoddard was right, folks. Chicago violence in 2016 was almost entirely because of non-whites

He persuaded the railroads to offer "club rates" to groups of blacks migrating to Chicago. At the same time strong-back businesses like the stockyards and packing houses, desperately short of labor because of the war, hired white labor agents and black preachers to tour the South recruiting. Black porters on the Illinois Central, who at the time were a prosperous, respected elite in black America, spread the word (and passed out the Defender) on their stops in Mississippi towns. E. Franklin Frazier, the black sociologist, reported that, "In some cases, after the train crossed the Ohio River, the migrants signalized the event by kissing the ground and holding prayer services."

The black population of Chicago grew from 44,000 in 1910 to 109,000 in 1920, and then to 234,000 in 1930. A local commission on race relations reported that 50,000 black people had moved to Chicago from the South in eighteen months during the war. -- p. 16

Did you see it?


I'll make it easy for you. As black migrants from the South entered the northern portion of the United States, they rejoiced at the their new found freedom:

"In some cases, after the train crossed the Ohio River, the migrants signalized the event by kissing the ground and holding prayer services."

Blacks kissed the ground and held prayer services after they were liberated from the chains of Jim Crow and the white supremacist culture of the South.

What happened less than 80 years in Chicago, courtesy of the descendants of these liberated blacks? Everything Jim Crow existed to prevent... [Mitchell: Our city, one year, 780 murders, Chicago Sun-Times, 12-31-16]:

They were murdered on one of the most sacred days on the Christian calendar.

Two of the victims were brothers: James Gill, 18, and Roy Gill III, 21.

Jerry Thomas, 22; Fabian Ortega, 18; and Niko L. Walker, 21, also were killed in various parts of the city on Christmas Day.

The Gills were gunned down on a porch in Chatham. The other victims were killed in West Humboldt Park, Gage Park and South Shore, in the shadows of hard-working people trying to raise families.

In the waning days of 2016, the fallen fit the profile of the city’s murdered. They were young, male, black and Hispanic.

To many, the faces staring out from the collage of victims murdered in 2016 have no connection to them.

Yes, these faces have absolutely no connection to western civilization, which is why white people long ago passed laws to protect their posterity from the consequences of freedom/integration for these individuals.

Chicago is now headed toward Detroit-status because of liberated blacks whose ancestors long ago kissed the ground and prayed once they crossed the Ohio River.