Skip to comments.White and Wrong in Philly (Selwyn Duke)
Posted on 03/21/2013 1:40:04 AM PDT by neverdem
When your article inspires a big-city mayor to refer your case to a "human-relations commission," you know you've hit a nerve. And when that article is the recent "Being White in Philly" piece by liberal Robert Huber, you know it doesn't take much truth to hit that nerve.
That's the scary part. Huber's article contains mostly tepid examples of whites' negative experiences with blacks and primarily black neighborhoods, such as a Philadelphia resident whose grill was stolen from her backyard but "blames herself" for not fencing it in. Its tone is basically apologetic, absolving a drug dealer of responsibility because he was just "trying to get by" and describing the US' racial history as "horrible and daunting." Yet this wasn't good enough for Mayor Michael Nutter and his comrades. They still want Huber silenced.
Oh, they won't get what they want...at least not exactly and not yet. But, nonetheless, writes Philly.com, "In a scathing letter, Mayor Nutter last week requested that the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission consider whether the magazine and Huber deserved to be rebuked for the article." Why is this significant? Well, when we hear about Englishmen, Canadians, Australians, Swedes, or other Westerners being imprisoned or fined for criticizing Islam or homosexuality -- yes, this does happen -- guess what the instruments of their oppression are.
Of course, they're usually called "human-rights" commissions, and the entities that actually judge those charged with "hate speech" are called "tribunals." And they have proliferated in the West. You can bet your state has one, and your county may, too. But, no, you won't be silenced by them -- at least not exactly and not yet. We have that pesky thing called the First Amendment (for now).
But Huber certainly was rebuked. In a Monday panel discussion moderated by the...
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the left doesn’t like any of the amendments in the Bill of Rights
Philadelphia is a sh*t hole.
If you absolutely MUST be there for work, then, by all means, live in the Western suburbs and commute.
It’s a problem, this derision of whites by blacks
In the near future, Philly, unfortunately, will reach a point like Atlanta and Detroit where the cause of the epic failure of a truly great American city can only be attributed to contemporary black culture.
This is obvious, blatantly obvious. The sooner the remaining whites take their tax paying selves to suburban jurisdictions and leave the cities to rot,
You’re right; it is a dump. I imagine the mayor was angry about the article because it revealed what many cities are trying to cover up (because it may scare away new businesses and residents): that they have black people there. Remember the police bombing the MOVE headquarters there years ago? Even that was sanitized because the man who ordered the bombing was black.
Living next to Newark NJ, I can tell you that the article was the most inoffensive piece, obviously designed to obscure the worst parts of The Truth to be diplomatic.
“The sooner the remaining whites take their tax paying selves to suburban jurisdictions and leave the cities to rot, the better.”
Here in NJ they just place the burden on the county, so you may have to move a bit further (I don’t know much about the Philly area). Because the property taxes were capped at 2% here, a lot of city cops lost their jobs in our worst toilets (Newark, Paterson, Camden).
Abbott districts are school districts in New Jersey that are provided remedies to ensure that their students receive public education in accordance with New Jerseys state constitution. They were created in 1985 as a result of the first ruling of Abbott v. Burke, a case filed by the Education Law Center. The ruling asserted that public primary and secondary education in poor communities throughout the state was unconstitutionally substandard. There are 31 "Abbott districts" in the state, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Prior to 2011, the State of NJ did not release the total amount spent per pupil on schooling. Since the Abbott original ruling in 1985, New Jersey increased spending such that Abbott district students received 22% more per pupil (at $20,859) vs. non-Abbott districts (at $17,051) in 2011.  Although key proponents of the measures express optimism that continued spending will eventually help advance students performance, middle and high school students have not improved. For them, the program has been characterized as "a huge failure".
So here is the translation:
- people in the hard working NJ suburbs who struggle to keep their jobs, their homes, and their communities from falling into disrepair pay the highest property taxes in the nation so that primarily minority districts in the state can get Billions of dollars doled out to them in a scam.
You can drive by schools in "Abbott Districts" and see NFL stadium lights and AstroTurf playing fields for their Junior Varsity football teams. Meanwhile, the primarily white districts in other parts of the school have had their funds stolen from them and the very homes that have paid the property taxes.
The NJ Courts have upheld this Stalinesque decision time, and time again.
This is nothing but a racial scam, and gutter racial politics at its worst.
no way Palio,
I’m going to sell off my countryside home and move my family to Philly so we can take advantage of high crime, and a populace that looks upon me and mine as “white devils”.
It's much cheaper to house people that can't swing owing an automobile in nuclear target zones.
I live just north of one of the Hudson County Abbott districts (Harrison); there are few blacks there, but it has a huge Hispanic population (30 years ago it was mostly white). I know a white couple that stayed there because they have a special-needs child, and the Abbott districts have money to burn to accommodate them. Other districts there have some white residents who simply avoid the public schools like the plague.
While there are some racial indicators on the map, I believe this is a lot more about class than race. It is simply widespread wealth re-distribution, and it has cost us a lot of taxpayers (we lost an electoral vote after the last census) and businesses (which are a boon to Pennsylvania). Obama has to nationalize his communism because Red/Dem states are reeling under the exodus of productive people coupled with the influx of unproductive (or at least untaxed) illegal aliens and the run-of-the-mill mutli-generational welfare parasites.
“It’s much cheaper to house people that can’t swing owing an automobile in nuclear target zones.”
That’s a good way to put it; welfare reform was to cut into their numbers, though (because they still have to be fed, warehoused in schools, and “policed” to protect the productive people they might molest).
Blacks need to wake up and get a clue. Whatever their leadership is doing, it ain’t working.
Try rejecting divisional politics and the “keepin’ it real” black dogma.
Either embrace traditional, conservative American culture or just blame whitey and let the downward spiral continue and intensify.
The black problem... what a drag on society, both fiscally and emotionally.
And the rest of us. Many of whom will go to guns before we surrender and get on the FEMA bus to a reeducation camp.
You must yell, BINGO!!! (at the wrong time) for that to happen.
The old NJ joke is “Which exit?” (Off I-95).
The better question is why any producer wouldn’t get on 95 and drive south at least to the Carolinas, and never return.
I left SoCal for North Florida that way.
Or anywhere near a city.
Could I have your address?
You've won a wonderful vacation and I need to mail your cruise tickets to you immediately.
It's 1932 in Berlin and our name is Goldstein, but this time Goldstein is armed to the hilt and there is no other place to escape to.
Contrary to popular belief you can shout fire in a crowded theater, but you must suffer the consequences if there isn’t one.
In this case there is a fire, but the consequence is an HRC Gestapo action.
It actually means which exit off the Garden State Parkway, not I-95. I-95 in New Nersey is also the New Jersey Turnpike, which has only 18 exits in the entire state. The Garden State Parkway has many more exits, and much of the northern NJ population lives very close to the parkway. Hence the "what exit" joke.
As to why more people don't leave (and many have), there are still many jobs, opportunity, and money in and around NYC, though the Marxists are taking more and more of it all the time...
ping... The Chinese, N. Koreans, Iranians, Paki’s, Indian’s, Brit’s, French, S. Korean’s, Israeli’s, Taiwanese, and possibly others DO NOT TARGET FARMERS FIELDS.
This is a fine example of Communist “Show Trials” in China.
I remember Mao’s Red Guard cadre doing the same thing during the 60’s to people who innocuously stated uncomfortable truths.
They were humiliated and made to apologize.
~Before they were shot.
We haven’t reached the point of killing those who disagree, but I’m sure the left has already voiced that idea as one to ponder.
Actually, it's working perfectly, for all the reasons you cited.
In a 2002 address at a convention of the NAACP, Street said that "the brothers and sisters are running the city. Oh, yes. The brothers and sisters are running this city. Running it! Dont you let nobody fool you, we are in charge of the City of Brotherly Love. We are in charge! We are in charge!" This observation attracted some criticism and charges of racial divisiveness. emphasis mine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Street
If you don't cave, then you are racist, and a campaign will start to discourage retail outlets from carrying your publication.
Right, sorry, I knew that.
I’d still leave, job or no job.
Jews were still working at lots of top jobs in Berlin in 1932.
It's the Makers vs. the Takers. And that socialist utopia hokum is a load of BS used to by the Takers at the top, the Globalist Banksters, to sell their tyranny to their minions and to the welfare moocher Takers at the bottom. The Takers then squeeze the Middle-class Makers from above and below.
Ultimately of course, the whole US will come to resemble Detroit; the burbs will be wrecked by Section 8; then the rural communities in proximity to the crap cities; then the rural communities in between the crap cities.
But..........there’s always Canada, or Costa Rica.
Yo, Nutter! How many white-boys been arrested for playing “Knockout”?
If Mayor Nutter doesn’t want to hear their complaints, maybe whites should move out of Philadelphia.
That article was milk-toast. It was true, but it held back on the raw realities of black racism.
For my part: I can state in all honesty that I have thought no harm, spoken no harm, and done no harm to anyone in my whole life on account race, color or national origin.
I am verbally slapped as a racist by a lady in my own church --- a fellow parishioner --- whenever we have even the slightest disgreement about anything, whether it be choir robes, Latin Mass, or Eric Holder.
Do I still talk to her? Not willingly, not any more. So I suppose that makes me a segregationist, too.
I pray for her well-being and redemption.
When I was in line for the Sacrament of Reonciliation last Saturday, I did see her coming out of the confessional, and her face looked serious. So maybe there´s hope --- for all us sinners.
It is intimidation. It is what despots and criminals do.
That was my opinion of the article. Tepid. The most scathing comment in there is a woman from Moscow who is exasperated that we pay black people not to work and to have more and more children. He then explains it away as her lack of knowledge of our racial history in this country.
It was pretty lame.
. . . or much of anything else in the actual Constitution.
You would think that the press would favor the First Amendment, but you would be wrong. In reality the telegraph, as employed by the wire services (really by the AP, but it is the inevitable effect of any and all wire services), has politically homogenized the nations journalists against the Constitution. Adam Smith predicts the effect perfectly:People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Wealth of Nations, Book I, Ch 10The AP newswire is nothing other than a continuous virtual meeting of journalists which has been going on since the middle of the Nineteenth Century. Nothing else could have been expected to come of it, than that the members of the AP should, at least, tacitly, enter into "a conspiracy against the public.
The AP has always been monopolistic in its practices, and was found to be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act back in 1945. It systematically suppressed competitors. But beyond that, it created a pecking order" in journalism with itself and go-along-to-get-along journalists at the top, and truly independent journalists at the bottom.
It thereby made questioning the objectivity of its members into a taboo subject. Well, under the Constitution, Hillary had a point:I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, "We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!Just so, we are Americans and we should question the objectivity of journalists, whether it is the Associated Press or Edward R. Murrow or any journalist! And dont let anyone claim that journalists know so much more than the rest of us do - they know little smatterings of things that the rest of will find out soon enough, if we care about them! And if we really care about them, we are likely to find out about them faster over the Internet than we will from a member of the AP!
And we can test their historical track record - and frankly, it stinks! Whether it was the reality of Soviet penetration of the US government under the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, or whether it was the basis of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - or the malicious Nifong persecution of the Duke Lacrosse Three or the malicious persecution of white Republicans under the aegis of the baseless prosecution of white George Zimmerman, journalism systematically oversells itself and devalues the people who get things done.
I hear you Tupelo. Everything a white republican says today is racist.
I am copying what I wrote on a previous post but it is applicable here too.
Honey, Id rather have hot dogs tonight instead of Mexican RACIST
Not a fan of that Rap Song RACIST
They should bench (Black QB), hes playing lousy RACIST.
The above is all the masses here 24/7 from the MSM and the Left Side and its all they will ever hear.
I was telling a friend the same thing recently. Blacks were cutting edge/pioneers for a lot of music. Jazz, Blues, Early Rock and funk/r&b. Even Rap was cutting edge in the beginning.
How the creativity became such a laughable cliche is amazing. Same videos, beats, lyrics, stupid dances for the last 15 years.
Same thing for female pop singers with the stupid, played out dancers doing the same crap behind them.
Pursue the friendship and walk the eggshells as long as you have to. Your reward will be a hundredfold.
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I can't claim that. In fact I have yelled out an open window to my illegal neighbors: "Go back to Mexico" and various colorful expressions when they were making too much noise. We have also helped them out, on numerous occasions, so I don't know if it all cancels out. Cordial most of the time. Yes, we live in a trailer park.
“Ego te absolvo...”