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Racial Madness

Four blacks kidnapped and tortured a white mentally-challenged man while using “terrible racist statements.” (Torture streamed on Facebook Live!)

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The Washington Post suggested it was inconsequential. CNN called it a “hazing.” One CNN panelist actually blamed Trump! NBC argued the thugs were not “truly trying to be criminal.” (Imagine saying that about the abominable Dylann Roof.)

The Chicago police refused to call it a hate crime. When is a hate crime not a hate crime? When its committed by blacks against a white male.

In related news, a university professor tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” This professor remains employed.

Racial Healing Aborted

Barack Obama promised racial healing in America and racial tensions reached new heights under his presidency.

Despite Obama winning the presidency twice in a majority white nation, the racial grievance industry took control of the national debate. (No, not the KKK; the BLM.)

Phony Black Lives Matter narratives filled the airwaves, Internet, and social media.

Enslaved and energized by identity politics – and rejecting the promises and realities of Martin Luther King’s famous dream – the Black Lives Matter movement employed a range of racial myths to create a constituency and gain power and prestige. (Let’s not forget the money.)

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Some of these narratives (e.g., “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”) have been proven totally false, yet they retain a visceral power which overwhelms reason and reality.

From Ferguson to Baltimore and across the nation, Black Lives Matter propaganda has destroyed communities and created chaos.

Riots are called “protests.” Murder is deemed “social justice.”

Root Causes

So-called “white privilege” is the latest bogeyman. But blacks are not victims of a fictitious “institutionalized white racism” or presumed “white privilege.”

Rather, some blacks are victims of a fifty-year-old War on Poverty and a welfare state which has become the new plantation – created by Democrats who treat them as children. The paternalistic state gone awry.

The welfare statenot white racism – has created generational poverty, generational broken homes, and a cultural of dependency justified by allegations that blacks are victims of white racism and the legacy of slavery.

Consequently, perceiving themselves to be victims, many feel entitled to whatever they can get from the government, becoming dependent upon that government. With it, comes rage against the injustices they perceive have been perpetrated against them. And with that comes a culture of irresponsibility.

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David French observes, “When you celebrate thugs, you get more thugs.” He laments a “depraved culture” and “breakdown in law and order.”

French concludes: “Our nation’s social fabric is fraying — nowhere more than in Chicago. This is the Left’s city, a foundation of its national power. How many more people have to die before it changes course?”

Contemporary dysfunctional black communities are not rooted in America’s founding. Rather, one need only look to Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and subsequent iterations of the welfare state and the adoption of progressive policies and political correctness to see the development and escalation of dysfunctional pathologies in some black (and a growing number of white) communities.

America No Longer Needs to Apologize for Slavery

My MSNBC Op-Ed (7/2/97), entitled, “America has acknowledged mistakes,” is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago. Here it is:

Kimberle Crenshaw writes about passionate “white opposition” to a formal apology for slavery (neglecting to mention the many blacks who oppose it as well). While citing their objections (in her terms: “personal denial,” “finger pointing,” “traditional historicizing,” and “new-age globalizing”), she fails to refute any of those arguments. She doesn’t even try.

Instead, Crenshaw questions the motives of those opposed to an apology, saying it “reflects a deep unwillingness to desegregate American history and to integrate American self-identity.” Self-flagellation is not my self-identity.

Crenshaw contrasts post-slave, post-apartheid societies with non-slave, non-apartheid ones, failing to note that all societies are at least post-slave and, even today, many societies remain slave societies. (Why is the Left always willing to condemn America but praise our enemies?)

Crenshaw accuses the right of explaining away the black underclass as a result of “inherent characteristics.” Wrong! The right recognizes that the welfare state promotes self-destructive behaviors and the underclass is enslaved to the welfare state. Let’s forget apologies and free the underclass.

Crenshaw desires “historical closure.” Most Americans have experienced “closure” with past slavery. Constantly tearing at the scab only causes the wound to bleed.

Par for the course, Crenshaw criticizes America’s Founding Fathers for expressing the ideals of liberty for all while condoning slavery. No one disputes the divergence of these ideals and their implementation.

Crenshaw insists that whites – and American culture itself – are in a state of denial about slavery (and other historical atrocities). Denial? Our cultural elites positively revel in past American misdeeds (while glossing over our triumphs and glories).

Is Crenshaw really suggesting that Americans are denying historical slavery? Is she subtly suggesting a moral equivalence between this perceived denial and those who deny the Holocaust?

Tragically, while her ancestors may have been enslaved in chains, Crenshaw (and others) have enslaved themselves to the past. She desires “a reopening of American historical memory,” as if anyone could “forget” American slavery. She wants an acknowledgement of America’s “tragic mistakes” but Americans have already acknowledged them.

We are fast approaching a new millennium. Isn’t it time to put the past behind us, to let the wounds heal, to live for the future? Until we do, this schizophrenic identity crisis will only exacerbate the already tumultuous times we are living in.

Commonsense Guns Laws

President Obama and the Left have recently called for “commonsense gun control laws.” They are right about the need for “commonsense” but wrong about the laws to be enacted.

The operative words in their mantra – “gun control” – reveal their intent and the heart of the problem: they reject “criminal control” laws (which would curb most gun violence) and they refuse to address the mental illness (which animates mass shootings).

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What would Commonsense Gun Laws (not “gun control”) look like? Well, the exact opposite of what Barack Obama wants.

Here are a few areas where legislation and implementation of policies would immediately make America safer:

Eliminate gun-free zones. Virtually every mass shooting has taken place in a gun-free zone precisely because the killers knew they could maximize damage while minimizing risk. Federal buildings, banks, convention centers, and other venues have armed security forces which deter crime and prevent mass shootings. Why are politicians and the wealthy protected by armed security forces, but most Americans (even our children) unprotected and told to run for their lives if a madman targets them?

Expand private ownership of guns by law-abiding citizens. Make it easier for citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights and to thereby protect themselves, their families, and their local communities. Expanding the pool of law-abiding citizens who own guns makes it harder for criminals to do their own thing. As noted by National Review, “The number of guns in the United States has increased by 62% since 1994 but gun violence has decreased by 49% since 1993.”

Increase concealed-carry permits for law-abiding citizens. An armed populace is a deterrent to crime. When criminals don’t know who might be armed, they exercise far greater restraint in their criminal activities.

Stop coddling criminals. Giving criminals and rioters “space” to commit violence is lunacy. Providing politically correct rationalizations for criminal behavior encourages more criminal behavior. Releasing violent criminals in the interests of “fairness” endangers the American people. Get back to basics: If you do the crime, then you do the time.

Robustly address mental illness in America. Mental illness (not guns) is the root cause of most mass shootings.

Deport violent immigrants and illegal aliens. Violent crime by immigrants and illegal aliens is escalating. If they are unwilling to abide by our laws, then they should not enjoy the benefits of living in America. The first duty of government is to protect its citizens.

Reclaim the culture. This will be the hardest task of all. It requires restoring God and America to their proper places in the public school system and higher education, returning to traditional values and respect for our Judeo-Christian, Western Civilization heritage, and championing adherence to the Constitution. (Much of this is cultural, not legislative.)

The Great Society, victim culture (grievance culture), and growing sense of entitlement in primarily urban communities has engendered a culture of violence. Moreover, a culture which reveres cop-killers and promotes killing cops is dysfunctional to its core.

A culture which claims only black lives (and only those killed by white cops) matter, while all others do not, is a thoroughly bankrupt culture.

A culture which defends Planned Parenthood’s grotesque butchery while equating Southerners with Nazis – and gun owners as evil incarnate – needs rescuing.

A culture which tramples on the American flag and finds fault with everything American is suicidal.

The Left would have us do more of the same – extend the ever-expanding welfare state, subordinate local and state control to an all-powerful federal government, and escalate the demise of our American culture begun by the Countercultural Revolution of the Sixties.

Commonsense Gun Laws are indeed commonsense, but they are in opposition to the Left’s agenda of fundamentally transforming America. Most Americans want to restore American greatness and preserve (and expand) liberty, including adherence to the letter and the spirit of the Second Amendment.

Will the Constitution survive? Not if the Left succeeds in stripping it of its power.

Update: Like Socialism, gun control never works (unless, by “works,” one means limiting liberty and growing government). The following four charts demonstrate the fallacy of gun control logic.

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Bryce Williams – Domestic Terrorist Ignored by the Media

Bryce Williams committed an act of terrorism yesterday and the media refuses to call it such. Williams, a black gay journalist, murdered two white former co-workers because they were white and straight. Williams targeted them with deliberate intent for the specific political purpose of promoting his agenda, making this an act of terrorism.

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[For distinctions between acts of terror and mass murders committed by madmen, see “Making Sense of Madness.”]

Remember, Williams executed two people as a vendetta with a political purpose. Williams perceived himself as a continuous victim of individual and systemic racism and homophobia. Seething with frustration and rage, Williams chose his targets, timed his attack, and used social and traditional media to maximum effect to get out his message.

His manifesto expresses deep admiration for mass murderers, such as Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho, and he showed his desire to emulate them.

Blaming the Gun Instead of the Human Heart

Ironically, Williams, who sought to maximize coverage of his racial and gay agenda, has been dismissed as a mentally ill “disgruntled employee” and the Left has focused almost exclusively on gun control (which would not have prevented these killings).

Practically from the moment that this tragedy made the news, politicians and political activists leapt on the Gun Control as a Cure to Violence bandwagon. However, gun control advocates ignore the wealth of data while proves that gun control does not work even as they rebuff efforts to address the amply-documented mental health aspects of mass shootings. [See “Let’s Stop the Insanity Over Gun Violence.”]

Who is the Real Victim?

Claiming to be the victim, Williams victimized those he killed (Alison Parker and Adam Ward), their families, friends, colleagues, and all those impacted by this tragic act of terror. Further, Williams has victimized society itself, and corrupted the use of social media in a way previously unknown.

Raised in a culture which is obsessively politically correct, one which calls evil good and good evil, and which rewards irresponsibility while punishing the responsible, we should not be surprised that Williams (and countless others like him) succumbed to the victimhood mentality.

One perceived micro-aggression after another after another drove him mad.

Author Ben Shapiro writes:

“Had a white straight man killed a black gay man, released first-person tape of the shooting, and then unleashed a manifesto about being victimized by affirmative action and anti-religious bigotry from homosexuals, the media would never stop covering the story.”

Shapiro continues:

“But Bryce Williams’ self-described victim status, even while murdering innocents, will merit no rethinking of the divisive politics in which he apparently bathed. We won’t have a conversation about whether pushing a perennial picture of victimhood for blacks and gays in the most black-friendly, gay-friendly country on the planet could drive supposed victims to violence. We won’t talk about whether the Democratic Party’s takeover by the Black Lives Matter crew has encouraged some people to believe that only black lives matter, since only black lives are in danger – and even then, only some black lives matter, namely those killed by white people. Instead, we will be assured that Bryce Williams is an outlier by the same people who blamed Sarah Palin for Jared Lee Loughner shooting Gabrielle Giffords.”

Shapiro concludes:

“Teaching Americans that they aren’t victims would be a great way of battling evil – most victims aren’t evil, but virtually all evil people think they are victims, and thus justify their violence. But teaching Americans that they aren’t victims would undercut the Democratic message that all minorities are victims, and thus require bigger government. And that message, and its attendant political success, must take precedence over the building of a more inclusive, more understanding country.”

Some will question whether this is an act of terrorism. Remember, apart from his personal motives of revenge, Williams had a political motive – to start a “race war.” Others will question whether this act of terror was about race. Remember, Williams was race obsessed and he wanted to start a “race war.”

Let us remember that the real victims are the innocents executed in an act of terror by a madman with a racial and gay agenda.

Update: Williams not only extolled mass killers, he identified with terrorists. Williams was a terrorist!

King’s Dream Realized (sort of)

Americans are again celebrating Martin Luther King Day in honor of the great civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., yet recent polls show a growing number of Americans believe that race relations are worse now than they were prior to the Obama presidency.

King famously offered a challenge and a prediction, proclaiming, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

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King’s dream has, in large measure, been realized. Americans today do not view race as they did fifty years ago. Indeed, people of all races have the freedom to do what they want to do and be what they want to be unhindered by their race. In that sense, race does not matter.

Yet, at the same time, for some people race is all that matters.

Racial Hoaxes

At one time – for a very long time – white racism kept blacks down. But, though small pockets of white racism may still exist, they have been marginalized and emasculated. However, black racism has been elevated, enabled, and empowered by the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and one of the current president’s mentors, Jeremiah Wright.

The award-winning movie, The Butler, fabricated racial hoaxes to promote a racial narrative of black victimization. Perhaps the most memorable and heartbreaking scene – Cecil Gaines as a young child witnesses his mother’s rape and father’s murder by a white landowner – never happened! It was fabricated to stir up feelings of horror which would continue throughout the film (which is promoted as a biography).

Race hustlers, like those listed above, divide America by race as they promote a false racial narrative of white supremacy and black victimology. For several decades, these hucksters have exploited the very people they profess to help.

Ironically, the help they offer is ever-greater intrusion of the federal government into the lives of every American when it is in fact the government itself which is the cause of so much of dysfunction which plagues certain (primarily urban) black communities.

Johnson’s Great Society has been a failure. The welfare state has fared poorly among those it “serves.” The consequences of the Nanny State include the decimation of the black nuclear family, dependency on government, and fostering of both a sense of being a victim and a sense of entitlement to redress that alleged victimization.

The Civil Rights Movement of the Sixties was successful in securing legal and cultural reform. American attitudes and mores were radically altered within a generation. But that movement was later hijacked by many of its leaders into something Rev. King would repudiate.

The race hustlers seek their own profit while enabling their constituency to remain shackled to government dependency and cultural poverty. And, as a direct consequence of their of their self-promoting propaganda, their instigate riots, arson, mayhem, and murder.

Rev. King’s Wisdom

Actor Morgan Freeman expressed it well: “Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.”

Let us hearken to the words of this America hero. As we do, compare his goals and his way of achieving those goals with that of many leaders of the current civil rights movement. King was inspirational and uplifting, bringing out the best in people. His love, courage, optimism, and God-centered purpose elevated people and public discourse.

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

“When evil men plot, good men plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.”

In contrast, Al Sharpton et. al., declare blacks to be continuing victims and not overcomers, and they proffer a path of destruction will leads to dystopia.

In his last speech, Rev. King inspired each of us, saying:

“Like anybody, I would like to live – a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”