Sometimes a picture IS worth a thousand words.
Good post. Good reasoning. I don’t understand why this is so hard to see for so many people.
#BlackLivesMatter is trendy, they have their own emoji. Well I have some questions about this. They say Black lives matter but which Black lives?
Do Aborted Black babies lives matter? What about Black lives lost to suicide? I have yet to hear anyone march in protest of Planned Parenthood killing tens of thousands of potential Martin Luther Kings. Finally, I honestly don’t understand why the tragic death of a Black youth only matters if the killer was a white police officer. Seriously, Noone expects Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to parachute out of the sky to have a news conference for any of the dozens of tragic Black deaths in Chicago last weekend. It seems almost like a perverse form of self hatred; a Black’s Life value seems to a function of killer’s color. How sick is that?
The truly puzzling part? For all the cries of police ‘racism!’ How…
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Pretty good article today by Michael Brown titled “Do White Americans Want to Keep Black Americans Down?” – quoting:
“Is there systemic, intentional racism in America today? Do large numbers of white Americans want to keep black Americans down? If not, why have other minorities overcome the odds to rise to the top of society while so many black Americans are languishing?”
This is a very good question which he eventually answers (correctly):
“I believe it is the welfare system (and its related policies) that has kept black Americans down, however well-intentioned this system may have been at the outset.”
Michael Brown’s article is worth your time to read. I might have some nits to pick with it, and will in just a second, I think it has the virtue of being largely honest and heartfelt.
In regards to the “however well-intentioned” part of the above I am a little skeptical. Not sure how many people are aware of the following alleged quote of President Lyndon Johnson in a biography by Ronald Kessler:
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference… I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years”.
There is some interesting analysis of this quote and whether LBJ may really have said it on Reddit AskHistorians. My point is this. It really doesn’t matter whether LBJ really said this, or whether he was speaking from his true self or using words and vernacular to sell his politics to a southern racist politician of the time. It just doesn’t matter for one simple reason. Whether meant exactly or not, that is exactly how it has worked out in practice.
Has there been a real conspiracy to keep blacks down? When I ask that question the obvious answer is yes, by some of the more ruthless Democratic operatives – think of the mentality of someone like Rahm Emanuel famously quoted as saying:
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
America was undergoing a crisis in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, and either by chance or by plan, the Democrats benefited enormously in the political arena while pushing policies that have served to destroy large sections of black society. But the “plantation,” as some have accurately portrayed the system, has worked marvelously well in terms of shoring up the Democratic Party.
Of course the Democratic Party was always the party of slavery, Jim Crow, lynching and segregation. But like magic they convinced most blacks that the racists in the Democratic Party somehow migrated over to the Republican Party in the 1960s. Joseph Goebbels would have been proud of them.
Click on link above to read original article. Some quotes:
1) We’d see frequent discussions on whether bumbling white dads or negative portrayals of southerners on TV and in movies were unfair to white people.
2) The government would be turning down talented black and Hispanic students to allow less qualified white students to get in via Affirmative Action.
3) Minorities would be LEAVING the United States, not making dangerous treks through the desert in the middle of the night to get in.
4) Falsely calling someone a “racist” would be considered to be just as repulsive as being a racist.
5) There wouldn’t be an option to press 2 for Spanish.
To read the original click here.
Great article here on Black Lives Matter (BLM) by Mike Adams:
“As a free speech advocate, I can say without equivocation that I have never witnessed a more consistently censorious group than Black Lives Matter. Disrupting speech is not just a sideshow for them. It is the principal political tactic of the notorious uncivil wrongs group. It is their primary method of drawing attention to their cause because they lack the intellectual fortitude to persuade people to listen based on the content of their arguments.”
Why are blacks more likely to be killed by police than whites? If one takes off the rose colored politically correct glasses the answer is obvious. Blacks in America are on average more violent and on average commit far more violent crimes, including murder. Police in America are more likely to have encounters with aggressive and violent blacks than any other racial group and police know their lives and well being are much more likely to be in danger when confronting blacks, and most especially young black men.
The evidence for this is in FBI statistics for the last 25 years or more. In that time blacks have regularly committed more than 50% all homicides in the U.S. where the race of the offender is known although blacks constitute less than 15% of the population (and black men about 6%, the vast majority of black offenders). That is a staggering disparity.
Breitbart News published 5 Devastating Facts About Black-on-Black Crime in 2015 which should be an eye opener to those who think that police are just arbitrarily picking on blacks – quoting from Breitbart News:
FACT 1. Over 1,400 more black Americans murdered other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968.
According to FBI data, 4,906 black people murdered other blacks in 2010 and 2011. That is 1,460 more black Americans killed by other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968, according to the Tuskegee Institute.
FACT 2. Black People (mostly men) commit a grossly disproportionate amount of crime.
FACT 3. Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks committed half of homicides in the United States for nearly 30 years.
DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, black people committed 52% of homicides.
FACT 4. Chicago’s death toll is almost equal to that of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined.
FACT 5. It would take cops 40 years to kill as many black men as have died at the hands of others black men in 2012 alone.
The above article is worth your time to read in its entirety here.
The fact is that if there is some kind of war on black people, or black men – as many liberals assert – it is in fact largely the liberals who are responsible for creating the conditions where this kind of violence has become the norm for large parts of black society. Black author Thomas Sowell has documented how liberal policies since the 1960s have progressively damaged black society and served to create the mess we see today.
Now the liberals and BLM terrorists are selling a false racial narrative to blame police. It is true that police are not always blame free, and that is equally true in their encounters with people other than blacks. But that is another subject.
The truth is blacks kill each other at amazing rates and blacks killed by police are a tiny, tiny number in comparison. The fact, despite the BLM false rhetoric, is that black lives DON’T matter to other blacks in the U.S. They prove it every day with the violence with which they treat each other.