Skip to comments.A Censored Race War? (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 05/14/2012 8:55:30 AM PDT by jazusamo
When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work that might seem to have been news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn't.
"The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep it under the rug.
Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug as well.
In Milwaukee, for example, an attack on whites at a public park a few years ago left many of the victims battered to the ground and bloody. But, when the police arrived on the scene, it became clear that the authorities wanted to keep this quiet.
One 22-year-old woman, who had been robbed of her cell phone and debit card, and had blood streaming down her face said: "About 20 of us stayed to give statements and make sure everyone was accounted for. The police wouldn't listen to us, they wouldn't take our names or statements. They told us to leave. It was completely infuriating."
The police chief seemed determined to head off any suggestion that this was a racially motivated attack by saying that crime is colorblind. Other officials elsewhere have said similar things.
A wave of such attacks in Chicago were reported, but not the race of the attackers or victims. Media outlets that do not report the race of people committing crimes nevertheless report racial disparities in imprisonment and write heated editorials blaming the criminal justice system.
What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettoes launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places. If there is anything worse than a one-sided race war, it is a two-sided race war, especially when one of the races outnumbers the other several times over.
It may be understandable that some people want to head off such a catastrophe, either by not reporting the attacks in this race war, or not identifying the race of those attacking, or by insisting that the attacks were not racially motivated even when the attackers themselves voice anti-white invective as they laugh at their bleeding victims.
Trying to keep the lid on is understandable. But a lot of pressure can build up under that lid. If and when that pressure leads to an explosion of white backlash, things could be a lot worse than if the truth had come out earlier, and steps taken by both black and white leaders to deal with the hoodlums and with those who inflame the hoodlums.
These latter would include not only race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson but also lesser known people in the media, in educational institutions and elsewhere who hype grievances and make all the problems of blacks the fault of whites. Some of these people may think that they are doing a favor to blacks. But it is no favor to anyone who lags behind to turn their energies from the task of improving and advancing themselves to the task of lashing out at others.
These others extend beyond whites. Asian American school children in New York and Philadelphia have for years been beaten up by their black classmates. But people in the mainstream media who go ballistic if some kid says something unkind on the Internet about a homosexual classmate nevertheless hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil when Asian American youngsters are beaten up by their black classmates.
Those who automatically say that the social pathology of the ghetto is due to poverty, discrimination and the like cannot explain why such pathology was far less prevalent in the 1950s, when poverty and discrimination were worse. But there were not nearly as many grievance mongers and race hustlers then.
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Very true. We handle this with kid gloves, sweep the incidents under the rug, don’t mention the races involved, because heaven forbid blacks should look bad or feel insulted! We walk on eggshells to avoid offending, turn the other cheek over and over again, and they still call us evil, vicious, hateful blue-eyed devils, racists, etc. We might as well start fighting back. What do we have to lose?
The media complained we the US censored them in previous wars. So now they voluntarily comply with the enemy!
Fixed it for you.
Remember their storyline? You can’t have consequences, that’s racist! It’s lead to disproportional representation of blacks in the prison population.
Keep adding the pressure and the result isn't pretty. The same analogy can be made with pressure cookers, steam boilers, tires, air tanks, clogged gun barrels and racial and religious situations.
The media, the race hustlers, and Obama have been adding to the pressure while keeping the relief valves plugged. The best example was Obama's Trayvon could be my son comment that wasn't accompanied with an all sides need to cool it and let the authorities figure this out. Obama and the left want the chaos. They want the death and destruction. They are evil.
Here on the East Coast we have much the same thing. Additionally, when it comes to sexual assault / harrassment / random sex crime .... The perp is always named.
However, if the name, or (especially) the sex of the victim is not mentioned, then the accused is almost always gay.
Sorry - OZero cant claim credit for starting, or defining, the scourge of Political Correctness>>>>>>>>>>>
I did not say that Barrack Obama “founded “ political correctness. Why put words in my mouth?
Obama has set the standard for the current dysfunction of law enforcement and media reporting in relation race based violence against white people and other minorities such as Asians,involving political correctness as an institutional mechanism.
The LAW and the Rights of Due Process should govern the standard, not a measure of political correctness. Obama has increased the role of PC policy standards which allow the non enforcement of the law and the violation of due process based on his version of political correctness standards, as would an absolute monarch. Look no further that Holders refusal to procecute the New Black Panthers for election / voting poll violations.Then there is the refusal to even USE terms defined by federal law immigration law, such as “illegal alien.”
Again, I did not say Obama founded political correctness. Why would you spin that, was it a misread, or are you being a Freeper poseur, not the Uncle Mike I know.
The behaviour of police opfficers in this instance was atrocious and worthy of filing a complaint of police abuse with the specific department involved.
THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXON
by Rudyard Kipling
It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.
They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.
Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not suddenly bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.
God bless Thomas Sowell, a truly good man and patriot.
This should be trumpeted all over the media, but will not be.
I read on a previous post that it was Oprah Winfrey’s support of this bastard that took him over the top. The first bitc@ doesn’t like Oprah any more. Let’s hope the feeling is mutual this time and Oprah (who lost millions by supporting THE ONE) will come to her senses and back off the Kenyan.
The DWL are trying to destroy even that small cushion with Section 8 vouchers. What I don’t understand is how the race hustlers and their DWL fellow travelers can’t realise that it’s still too soon for the race war they seem to be trying to foment. All they are doing by advertising their arrogance is opening the eyes of heretofore oblivious or even well-meaning whites. When you make sure people have to realise that you will wreak vengeance on them no matter they do or don’t do, you put their backs against the wall and force them to fight back.
Not to mention the example being set by Detroit and South Africa, where thriving infrastructures were turned over wholesale-only maintenance was required, no building from the ground up-and even that was too much for the citizens and their “leadership”.
“And, this is the reason why so many whites are buying guns, applying for CCWs and carrying. When government and their lap-dog media refuses to act, people protect themselves.”
more new entrants to the shooting sports......and the unintended consequence, ammo is going up in price again...
However much the feds have tried to militarize the police, they mostly remain with the mentality of unionized public employees. They will be very unwilling to get into firefights with what might effectively be an army.
You really nailed it here. No mater how well armed and how much the cops like to refer to the general population as “civilians” the cops are NOT the military, do not have the training, are not subject to the UCMJ, and can walk away as they choose.
A shooting range is a dangerous place when most cops are shooting. There are some cops that take their job seriously, and shoot like pros, and there are the ex military that went to the police force, but they are the exceptions to the general bunch. I have a lot more respect for our volunteer firefighters.
>>>>BANG<<<<< He hit a grand slam home run with that one jaz. Thanks for the ping.
Thank God for Dr. Sowell!
What would you expect? His father (not the coal-black Kenyan native)wanted a Mau Mau in the US:
“... in my opinion, not only in Mississippi and Alabama, but right here in New York City, you and I can best learn how to get real freedom by studying how Kenyatta brought it to his people in Kenya, and how Odinga helped him, and the excellent job that was done by the Mau Mau freedom fighters. In fact, that’s what we need in Mississippi. In Mississippi we need a Mau Mau. In Alabama we need a Mau Mau. In Georgia we need a Mau Mau. Right here in Harlem, in New York City, we need a Mau Mau...”
Cosmic justice demands that.
Sow the wind, reap the whilwind.
I am totally comfortable with that. In fact, I consider it final justice.
The normal, law abiding citizen victim class vastly outnumber the criminals, including the PC press, the public employees and the police combined.
The fact that you felt compelled to point out that what you’re saying is not racist shows just how much trouble we’re in. Even if the GOP takes the WH and the Senate it won’t make any difference. The political “leaders” are afraid to stand up and call a spade a spade. And that’s not intended to be racist.
A “white backlash,” were it to come would surely be followed by a government backlash against the white backlashers and material bribes/rewards for the black originators.
That refusal to go after the New Black Panthers guarantees that there will be many many such instances around the country in November. In some cities they NBP folks will be protected by uniformed police and/or perhaps Federal agents. That and the Pelosi made voting machines and a Soros company counting the votes in Spain leaves little question how this election will go. The Exit polls during the election will be properly formatted to give the results that Soros will find and the media will report, even Fox.
“The normal, law abiding citizen victim class vastly outnumber the criminals, including the PC press, the public employees and the police combined.”
That’s true, but it was also true in the USSR, and is true in Cuba, North Korea etc. The State has so many levers of power, they can reach into their data bases, find and and target key enemies, and pluck them off the street....
At that point, it becomes a total Civil War, or it becomes an absolute tyranny.
(PS, I don’t have the CW2 ping list on this machine, but this thread could use a CW2 ping.)
As is the case with virtually everything he writes and utters, Dr. Sowell is a voice of reason and peace. How sad that he never offered for the position now held by the race-baiter-in-chief now stirring the pot for his selfish political and ego-driven purposes.
Dr. Sowell is, of course, spot on: If this thing DOES boil over — and I fear that it will and soon — there will be many good folks of all races dragged into it and hurt or killed. Then it’s on the martial law as those who don’t understand the end game plan will call for government to “DO SOMETHING” and ‘RESTORE LAW AND ORDER.” The sound you may hear amid the gunfire and tramping of military boots will be the Constitution and YOUR freedoms breathing their last.
Please read and share Dr. Sowell’s important essay.
On the local news last night they interviewed a couple of “witnesses” who said race wasn’t involved. yet there have been numerous reports of others saying they (the reporters) shouldn’t have been in “our” hood.
I find it depressing that not a single black adult prevented or stopped the violence. And I fear that it might not take much to spark a full scale revolt.
For example, what would have happened if a white CCW holder was in the car behind the two reporters stopped at the red light. The CCW holder watches in increasing horror as the mob attacks the two reporters....arrives at the conclusion that the reporters are in danger of being maimed or killed ... gets out of his car .... pulls his weapon .... and starts firing at those attacking the reporters.
The blood immediately spilled would be only the beginning.
I saw the Watts riots in Los Angeles when they occurred, as well as the riots that followed the “Can’t we all just get along together” guy, and it wasn’t pretty.
Hammer strikes nail right on head.
If it doesn't fit the narrative, it didn't happen. They're so far gone that they don't even want to report it when it happens to their own. These people cherish their own fantasies and self-infatuation as much as they hate reality. They have a death wish for themselves that they can't acknowledge, and a death wish for America that they openly celebrate.
The PRAVDA media has moved beyond a mere annoyance; they are a cancer on this great republic.
A little late, but pinged and tagged!
Anytime! Cheers, mates!
The revolution is not being televised.
Indeed, this thread could use a CW2 ping.
And fatherlessness is now invading the white middle class suburban homes due to the fact that the courts incentivize divorce for the biomoms. The same way as the government incentivized welfare checks for the minority community to replace the biodad as provider.
There’s a “Child SUPPORT Enforcement Unit” which gets federal matching funds for the highest amount of support the locals can collect but no “SHARED PARENTING Enforcement Unit.”
Biomom exercises her parental sovereignty as a “single mom” by blocking access to dad and putting Junior on ADHD/anxiety meds as a poor substitute for father’s authoritarian role. Any white male knows this who has ever been through divorce/family court. She may then hook up with a “yes man” or more accurately “yes MA’AM” that will eventually become “daddy” aka the stepdad.
Children either become sniveling, dare I say it, sissies, or feral young felons when “parented” or shall I say “free ranged” under mommykins alone.
All policies of the left are intentionally detrimental to the core, traditional, nuclear family.
“The media has been silencing the hoard of attacks against whites in this country for years now. The only way you can ever hear or see it is on the Internet.”
Since the early 1990’s there was at least one publication that dealt openly and “incorrectly” regarding race relations and culture. Long before you could read about such things here (and by “here”, it’s worth noting that the postings regarding same on this particular site have become more frank within the past couple of years), such incidents were reported there. They no longer publish a print edition (ended this January), but the entire content of their past issues is available for all to see.
I won’t name the publication, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mr. Sowell’s article appear there too, if Jared. Taylor takes notice of it....
I’d vote for this man for President. But his talent is better used as an author. He’s too honest for politics.
Very good data analisys here:
One thing to take comfort when seeing news like this is the fact that such events are only possible so long as big brother is there to protect the perps.
That protection won’t last forever, and I think we all know what will happen on that day.
If you do set up one, could you please add me?
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