Skip to comments.We Donít Have a Monopoly on Bigotry
Posted on 06/14/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT by PoloSec
Jerod Poore, illustrating absurdity with absurdity.////
We dont have a monopoly on crazy people. Barack Obama.
Apparently President Obama doesnt know what it is like to be a member of an oppressed minority.
He doesnt seem to know what it feels like to be the part of a group of people who are blamed for every violent action that makes the news. People who dont actually commit most of those acts of violence. He doesnt know that on any given day more people are murdered by assailants who are not mentally ill than were killed at Virginia Tech. And not only are we more likely to be the victims of violent crime than its perpetrators, we are ten times more likely to be the victims of violent crime than everyone else.
Lets change one word in what Mr. Obama said.
We dont have a monopoly on black people.
Look at Nigeria, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The black people there are killing each other by the hundreds, thousands, and millions over religious and ethnic differences. In the United States the same thing is expressed as Bloods versus Crips and East Side versus West Side. In the 1990s it was Tutsi versus Hutu in Rwanda and Burundi. In the US it was Tupac versus Biggie Smalls.
The United States has the best justice system in the world. Our juries are comprised of citizens vetted by qualified attorneys who attended first-class law schools, lawyers just like the President and the First Lady. Our prisons are full of black people for a reason. George Zimmerman was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin because black people are as prone to violence as crazy people.
The solution to all the violence caused by black people is simple. Put all their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and anything else useful in tracking them in an FBI database, accessible to anyone so they cant buy guns at gun shows. Or get jobs. Or rent apartments in my neighborhood. Some people suggest we preemptively round up all the black people and put them in jail, or camps, or send them back to Africa, or just kill them. That seems pretty extreme, but how much violent crime do they have in Sweden or Iceland? White people havent gone to war with each other over ethnic differences since the 20th century. Muslims dont count, because theyre worse than the blacks.
I sure as hell am glad I never ran into a crazy black person like Wesley Willis. He would have killed me with his keyboard. I dont know how he found the time to make so many records when he must have been killing more people around Chicago than all the drug dealers there.
Have I spewed enough hate for you, Mr. Obama?
Im not in the least surprised you cant associate the fear, hatred, violence, stigma and degradation directed at the mentally ill with the exact same thing directed at African Americans, Muslims, immigrants, homosexuals, Mormons, people receiving some form of government assistance, or anyone else not considered real Americans by whoever defines themself as a real American. Why? Because the mentally interesting are less than human. Were the one group everyone can agree is lower than undocumented terrorists who have entered this country illegally to steal the jobs of domestic terrorists.
I dont have a problem with being called crazy. I self-identify as batshit crazy. Politically correct person first bullshit isnt going to make things better. Its not the terminology that hurts, its everything else.
Lets examine things a little closer.
In referring to mass shootings, especially at schools, Mr. Obama also said, We get a new one every week it seems.
There have been 74 shootings at schools since Sandy Hook. I could find instances of ten, count them, 10 people with either a history, or after-the-fact diagnosis, of a mental illness of some kind who were the shooters, attempted to harm people at a school, didnt use a gun, or merely threatened violence at a school. Incidents in the last two groups werent included in the 74 incidents that made it into whatever sources are used by the media outlets quoting that figure. Doing really bad statistical analysis by including the people who didnt use guns or didnt do anything in the group of crazies who shot or shot at students, that means 13.5% of the most recent school shootings were committed, or potentially committed, by lunatics. The generally accepted figure bandied about is one person in four will have some form of mental health issue in their life, so using even more bad statistics just like politicians and most media outlets like to do - thats not even meeting random chance probabilities. We. Arent. The. Problem.
OK Mr. Obama, lets replace black with crazy, and do a little editing, in part of what I wrote to show you how your bigotry will just make things worse for us.
The solution to all the violence caused by crazy people is simple. Put all their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and anything else useful in tracking them in an FBI database, accessible to anyone so they cant buy guns at gun shows. Or get jobs. Or rent apartments in my neighborhood. Some people suggest we preemptively round up all the crazy people and put them in jail, or camps, or just kill them. That seems pretty extreme, but how much violent crime caused by crazies do they have in Germany?
You dont think people have seriously suggested that we get rounded up and put away, or even systematically exterminated? Think again. Granted, preemptive imprisonment is a far more popular idea.
Jesus didnt have a problem with us, and got pissed off at people who did. Including his disciples. Matthew 17:14-20. Thats not a particularly obscure passage. Give it a read, Mr. President, and rethink your bigotry.
Wheres NAMBLA NAMI? How come they havent posted anything about what President Obama said? Isnt fighting bigotry and stigma supposed to be their job? Oh, wait. Theyre totally into perpetuating the myth that mental illness = violence. No, really. Killing lots of people is just something crazy people do. They just keep using the same press release, with a different town, shooter and body count. They dont expect any better of us. Were now nothing more to them than a reason for their existence as a professional fundraising organization.
Guess us crazies has to get all uppity about our civil rights by our own selfs. Else we all gonna haf ta pass as not crazy by not goin to no doctors and takin no medicines thatll git us in a big FBI list the whole wide world kin read.
If this feels like déjà vu all over again, you're right.
Whadayathink...we were all born yesterday, or just BATSH!T CRAZY!
He really said that, LOL!
“how much violent crime do they have in Sweden”
Haven’t there been massive riots and car burnings in Malmo and Stockholm? Isn’t Sweden the rape capital of Europe?
“Crazy” people are the left’s new favorite for scapegoat. Because the left owns the field of psychology, especially the DSM, look for more and more so-called research demonstrating that conservative positions are signs of mental illness.
Just like in the Soviet Union, where they determined that anyone who opposed the system had to be mentally ill.
those rapes and crimes were done by Moslems not white native Swedes...
Wait, isn’t it we right conservatives that have tried diverting from the firearm aspect by calling out mental issues?
FR has been harping on mental issues every time a mass shooting happens, especially since the Gabrielle Giffords thing in AZ. As a counter to the anti-gun left. Often true, but I think a bit reactionary, to leftists.
Not all are strictly crazy. There are bad people in the world. Just bad, not necessarily crazy. And our crazy society tends to EXCUSE craziness, just as we constantly make up reasons why other kids and criminals should be excused and not punished.
Certainly some conservatives are lazy and like to blame mental illness. It’s a comfortable position, made even more so by ignorance.
I wouldn’t say “some”. It’s ben very prevalent here and on “conservative” shows such as on FOX. I think they are just trying to detract from the leftist drumbeat on guns with their own drumbeat. It’s easier because mental problems can be categorized, whereas just poor morals cannot.
You could be right on the “some.” I’ve been away from FR for several years.
FOX...damages the conservative cause more than it helps. Northeastern Rs are nearly as anti-gun as Ds.
Standing up to liberals is not in the nature of Establishment Rs, appeasement is. It’s the reason we’re in the pickle we are now with Barry and his ilk. Fighting against evil ideas can get dirty and the pretty boys we send to DC aren’t up to it. The rigors of thought necessary to see the disgrace in blaming mentally ill people for society’s ills and the dangers of having “undesirable” thought labeled as mental illness is beyond those who simply want K-street to fund their lifestyle.
The author is repeating the latests leftist lie. There have not been “74 school shootings since Newtown”. That metric has been debunked numerous times.
The whole point the writer is making, is the absurdity of the claim there were 74 shootings.
Perhaps you might read the paragraph again, he said the same thing as you.
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