Skip to comments.What doesn't stab you to death only makes you stronger
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 Bolsonarovariously described as the most misogynistic, hateful elected official in the democratic world and maybe even the worlds most repulsive politicianwas 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 Brazils presidential polls all summer. Then again, Bolsonaros chief rival, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Workers Party, would be outpolling him if he werent currently in prison on a 12-year corruption bid.
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In summary, becoming very much like Brazil or something worse is in our future if current immigration patterns and demographic trends continue.
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.
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.
Yes, they all have very restrictive gun control laws.
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.
Or as they say, guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
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 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.
Thanks for the stats, I had thought that S. Korea’s murder rate was also less than 1 per 100K like Japan’s.
Redneck Manifesto was a pretty long time ago, I must admit. Mid 90s, yes?
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