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What doesn't stab you to death only makes you stronger
Takimag ^ | 9/10/18 | Jim Goad

Posted on 09/10/2018 6:51:58 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck

Last Thursday in the southeastern Brazilian city of Juiz de Fora, Jair Bolsonaro—variously described as “the most misogynistic, hateful elected official in the democratic world” and maybe even “the world’s most repulsive politician”—was nearly stabbed to death while crowd-surfing through a mostly adoring mob.

Bolsonaro, who has been called “The Trump of the Tropics,” has been riding atop Brazil’s presidential polls all summer. Then again, Bolsonaro’s chief rival, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Workers’ Party, would be outpolling him if he weren’t currently in prison on a 12-year corruption bid.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bolsonaro; brazil; glennbeck; jimgoad
>One of every nine murders on Earth happens in Brazil. It currently has the world’s 16th-highest murder rate. Of the 25 nations with the planet’s highest homicide rates, all share something in common with Brazil—they are all either predominantly black or Hispanic. In Brazil’s case, the black/brown coalition slightly edges out whites in terms of raw numbers. But there is not a white-majority nation on earth in the Top 25.

In summary, becoming very much like Brazil or something worse is in our future if current immigration patterns and demographic trends continue.

1 posted on 09/10/2018 6:51:58 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

Not crazy about people on our side talking about ‘wealth inequality.’

People have what they have and earn what they earn and inherit what they inherit.

As gun confiscation is the only reason for gun registration, discussing wealth inequality is merely a pretext for ‘correcting’ it.


2 posted on 09/10/2018 6:58:15 AM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

The trouble is, we’ve had a systematic program of de-industrialization of America thanks to “free trade” and a financialization of the economy (i.e. speculation rather than investment and production-driven). This, together with illegal immigrant labor, has basically hollowed out the US middle class and moved us close to the type of class structure typical of banana Republics, with all of the social problems that go along with it.


3 posted on 09/10/2018 7:01:59 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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Of the 25 nations with the planet’s highest homicide rates, all share something in common

Yes, they all have very restrictive gun control laws.

4 posted on 09/10/2018 7:03:26 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Japan and Korea have restrictive gun laws, but they don’t have even 1/100th the murder rates of many Sub-Saharan African or Central American countries. Most of Europe has/had restrictive gun laws, but they had low murder rates until they experienced a mass influx of African and Middle Eastern immigrants.


5 posted on 09/10/2018 7:09:20 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

Or as they say, guns don’t kill people, people kill people.


6 posted on 09/10/2018 7:20:49 AM PDT by aquila48
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Japan and Korea have restrictive gun laws, but they don’t have even 1/100th the murder rates of many Sub-Saharan African or Central American countries.

Yes, culture is the driver on murder rates. Murder rates are likely the most reliable of crime statistics, but even they are suspect in many thuggish countries. China's murder rates are mostly unknown, because the Communist party is known to fudge its figures.

The murder rate in Korea is about 1.9 per 100,000. The murder rate in Japan is about .3 per 100,000.

The highest murder rates in Africa or Central America are in the 30 - 60 per 100,000.

That is more than 100 times the rate of Japan, but far from 100 times the rate of S. Korea. North Korea is said to have a much higher murder rate of 4.7 per 100,000, about the same as the United States.

North Korea makes it very difficult to obtain such data.

7 posted on 09/10/2018 7:30:39 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: marktwain

Thanks for the stats, I had thought that S. Korea’s murder rate was also less than 1 per 100K like Japan’s.


8 posted on 09/10/2018 7:36:41 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: relictele
Jim Goad isn't really on our side. As I remember, his Redneck Manifesto, the first half of which was a highly enjoyable and eye-opening rant against White Guilt, then deteriorated into a call for multiracial socialism.
9 posted on 09/10/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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Having followed Jim Goad's writing for quite a while, I think that his views have evolved over the years. During the time he wrote The Rednecke Manifesto, he seems to have been as something of a liberal, albeit one who rejected the Left's anti-white bigotry and politically correct censorship. Since then, Goad has moved well to the right on just about every issue. There's no sharper or funnier critic of Social Justice Warriors on the web than Goad.
10 posted on 09/10/2018 11:14:09 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

Redneck Manifesto was a pretty long time ago, I must admit. Mid 90s, yes?


11 posted on 09/10/2018 5:25:43 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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