Skip to comments.RACE-HUSTLING RESULTS: PART III (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 10/24/2013 2:06:35 PM PDT by neverdem
One of the reasons for being glad to be as old as I am is that I may be spared living to see a race war in America. Race wars are often wars in which nobody wins and everybody ends up much worse off than they were before.
Initial skirmishes in that race war have already begun, and have in fact been going on for some years. But public officials pretend that it is not happening, and the mainstream media seldom publish it at all, except in ways that conceal what is really taking place.
For American society, a dangerous polarization has set in. Signs of this polarization over the years include opposite reactions between blacks and whites to verdicts in the O.J. Simpson murder case, the “rape” charges against Duke University students, and trials resulting from the beating of Rodney King and the death of Trayvon Martin.
More dangerous than these highly publicized episodes over the years are innumerable organized and unprovoked physical attacks on whites by young black gangs in shopping malls, on beaches and in other public places all across the country today.
While some of these attacks make it into the media as isolated incidents, the nationwide pattern of organized black on white attacks by thugs remains invisible in the mainstream media, with the notable exception of Bill O’Reilly on the Fox News Channel.
Even when these attacks are accompanied by shouts of anti-white rhetoric and exultant laughter at the carnage, the racial makeup of the attackers and their victims is usually ignored by the media, and public officials often deny that race has anything to do with what happened.
These attacks have sent many people to the hospital, and some have died, but the attacks are often carried out in a festive atmosphere. What are called “troubled youths,” in this and other contexts, are often in fact young people enjoying themselves greatly by creating big trouble for others.
Some of these many attacks are covered in detail in a book titled “White Girl Bleed A Lot” by Colin Flaherty. It was a phrase that I recognized immediately, from my own previous research.
That phrase was uttered by one of a group of black attackers who descended on a group of whites at a July 4th fireworks show in Milwaukee. But what happened there was not unique, either in itself or in the efforts of police and political authorities to play down what happened — and to say that race had nothing to do with it.
When the Chicago Tribune was criticized for editing out the race of the attackers in a series of similar organized attacks in Chicago, it replied that race was irrelevant. Yet race is not considered irrelevant when indignantly editorializing on a disproportionate number of young black males arrested and imprisoned.
Sadly, what happened in Milwaukee and Chicago were not isolated incidents. They were part of a pattern repeated in dozens of cities, located in every region of the country. Colin Flaherty’s book, which is subtitled “The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” reveals this pattern in painful detail.
Other books are emerging that are more clearly a white backlash, in the sense that they attack behavior patterns among contemporary blacks in general.
Perhaps the most clearly backlash books are those written by Paul Kersey, whose central theme is that whites have created thriving cities, which blacks subsequently took over and ruined. Examples include his books about Birmingham (“The Tragic City”) and Detroit (“Escape from Detroit”).
Kersey even takes a swing at Rush Limbaugh (and at yours truly) for saying that liberal policies destroyed these cities. He says that San Francisco and other cities with liberal policies, but without black demographic and political takeovers, have not been ruined. His books are poorly written, but raise tough questions.
It would be easy to simply dismiss Kersey as a racist. But denouncing him or ignoring him is not refuting him. Refuting requires thought, which has largely been replaced by fashionable buzz words and catch phrases, when it comes to discussions of race.
Thought is long overdue. So is honesty.
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
To be sure, you could point out that other cities with large black populations, including NYC, LA, Jacksonville FL and Dallas TX also have as much or higher percentage of blacks than San Francisco and are not really in that much worse shape than San Francisco. I do think with Detroit and Birmingham, there are other factors, off the charts corruption perhaps being another key factor.
The list was pinged to this article under a different title but links are below to Parts I & II
I searched on this essay’s title and Sowell. Nada, so I posted this.
I agree that much of it is poorly written/assembled, but there is much good information to be found there that the MSM will not touch. The comments section is very rough, i.e., full of white racial animus against blacks. But having lived in 3 southern states my whole life, his historical research has been very enlightening especially with regards to Atlanta and Birmingham.
The MSM is reporting today that violent crime is rising again after a ~ 20 year slumber, presumably due to demographic trends, especially a rise in 15-35 year-olds, the prime criminal age group. No doubt this will feed into the rising racial tensions which many of us here on FR attribute to POTUS #44 BHO.
My maternal grandparents, neither finished high school, were farmers in their 50-s in rural Alabama during the 1960s. They hired black farm hands for labor. I clearly remember them watching the news on television of MLK-Jr travelling all around the nation preaching civil rights only to have race riots erupt after he left a city. They predicted the day would come when a race war would engulf the U.S.
Growing up in the bay area and having gone to SF frequently; moved to another State and then returning years later; I can say the liberal policies did ruin it. The city is a lot dirtier, homeless people demanding money from you, the smell of urine and feces, the price of everything is outrageous, etc., is proof of liberal policies failing.
The police dept. there hardly solves any murder cases.
You’re right, it wasn’t posted under this title and am glad you did post it, it’s a great column.
Yes, the Paul Kersey handle was taken on for a reason.
Great column by Dr. Sowell. He mentioned White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.
Great book. Tons of great stories. I heard Rush Limbaugh talk about it on the radio the other day and he said the author of White Girl spoke without racism. Without rancor. And that is true.
I think that is why it is being so well received. must read.
That settles it. Thomas Sowell ain’t really black. He don’t understand the black experience.
I don’t get why Kersey would slam Sowell & Rush...he goes on a bit himself about welfare/EBT cards, etc - which ARE liberal policies...
I have no specific memory of PK criticizing Dr. Sowell or Limbaugh, but I will accept Dr. Sowell's word. PK has attacked BO'Re in the past and rightly so.
I do recall PK writing about cities/areas of the country that were liberally governed and were fairing well, e.g., Pittsburgh and the state of VT. He attributed it to a lower black % of the population, i.e., "the black undertow."
Off the charts corruption normally comes with black run city governments but is not, of course, exclusive to them. City government corruption increases with the amount of liberal control also, of whatever color. When your options depend on approval by a government office rather than the marketplace then corruption sets in. Persons with the power to approve or deny attract and then require bribery of one sort or another. It may be as simple as mowing the commissioner’s lawn a couple of times or building a nice garage on his house for free or outright cash in an envelope but it must eventuate.
I have never done anything to harm anyone because they were of a different race than mine but I have asked in the past for one example of a country or a city that prospers while under the control of black people. No one has yet given me that example, if that makes me a racist, so be it. This country is now suffering the fate of any country that puts blacks in charge of government. I invite anyone who can do so to prove me wrong.
In a merit based system devoid of tribalism all of this would be moot and blacks would participate at all levels based on ability. Ain’t gonna happen, though.
“To be sure, you could point out that other cities with large black populations, including NYC, LA, Jacksonville FL and Dallas TX also have as much or higher percentage of blacks than San Francisco and are not really in that much worse shape than San Francisco.”
NYC is purging its blacks; apparently they don’t fit in Commissar Bloomberg’s vision of the city’s future. I believe it is officially 25% black.
“They predicted the day would come when a race war would engulf the U.S.”
While blacks don’t have the numbers for open warfare, they won a significant battle when affirmative action became the law of the land. It has deprived whites of education and jobs, and in no small way contributed to the lack of “marriage material” for white women.
Your point is well made, but yet, think back to the 1960s with its hundreds of race riots in cities.
The comparison between our urban black citizens and Muslims seems very appropriate. A popular reference seen on FR is Dr. Peter Hammonds book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, published in 2005. He wrote that Islam will overwhelm Christendom unless Christians recognize the demographic realities, begin reproducing again, and share the gospel with Muslims.
They do a show of force through large gatherings when outnumbered by the host population and center themselves in urban areas.
When outnumbered, they will appear as the victim. When they obtain the majority, they become the aggressor.
Once they gain the majority, they strike down the host population or drive them out by use of the minority radicals and seize what were the host population properties.
Once Muslims move into an area, they spread into the social fabric through the establishment of mosques and stores in every part of the city to bring Muslims into areas once dominated by only the host population. Then they use the political sphere to get Muslims elected into local, then state, then federal offices by sheer numbers in order to take over the entire social, economic, and political host through the protection of what is defined as a religion.
Dr. Hammond then went on to list a graduated scale of Muslim sub-populations in nations and their behavior as their percentage increased.
1. As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.
2. At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.
3. From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
4. When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.
The U.S. black population according to the 2010 census was 12.6%.
5. After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.
Dr. Hammond continues the scale comparisons, but my point is that a nationwide civil/race war would not necessarily be the accurate scenario in the U.S. with blacks vs. whites. The warfare seemingly would start in the large urban centers with high percentages of black population - again think back to the 1960s. Of course, should the fighting start, then all bets are off. Other agendas from the shadows may well come into effect at that point. I haven't read any of Bracken's books, but I get the sense from some postings here on FR that is the direction he foresees matters heading.
Whites learned from the riots of the 1960s, and we’ve evolved to a point here in NJ where many whites live in one suburb and commute to another (completely bypassing the urban welfare reservations - which are increasingly Hispanic). As far as living anywhere near black opulations, working whites know better - it doesn’t work. When Newark NJ lays off 160 police officers at the height of a murder wave, then you know they are done; no private money was donated to keep them on the job, and there was nothing left to squeeze from taxpayers (individual or corporate). The only investment left is by the government and quasi-government agencies (mainly entertainment venues).
We have Muslims, but they mainly prefer to live with their own communities. Christians (or former Christians) will never match their birthrate (their four wives make that impractical), but the same liberal streak that put closeted Muslim in the White House will prevent them from ever making inroads in the US politically or socially. In Holland Muslims had the distinction of uniting the Dutch far right and far left with their evil.
An amusing news item this morning in Baltimore: a black student at a majority black college is claiming that he has been rejected by a fraternity because he is gay.
This is one of the top stories on the every-half-hour news and the local rag’s website.
Poor fellow, he can’t blame his rejection on his color, so he goes for the next ‘victim’ status. Maybe he should just examine his personality.