For those of you who don’t think the local control (i.e. of the SLPD) issue is really a big deal, get a load of this:
Hopefully, you have a high speed internet connection. This video file is rather large. Plus, you’ll want to skip ahead around the 62:00 minute mark.
The place: St Sabina
The date: 05 Jun 2011
The featured speaker: Supernintendo McCarthy
This is the “The NRA doesn’t like me” speech. It’s nauseating. He riffs on guns, throws in a nonsequitur about Sarah Palin hunting moose (attempting to equate legal hunting with a rifle to the bloodbath thugs perpetrate on the streets of Chicago), and claims a government conspiracy against brown and black people. In short, exactly the sort of bullshit you’d expect in Pfleger’s church, but not from a superintendent who’s supposed to be concerned for the public safety of all citizens.
That’s right, the new Chicago Police Chief, Gerry McCarthy, is an unhinged leftist kook. This was when he said the “NRA doesn’t like me,” which I referenced only lightly last week. The St. Sabina Insane Asylum website posted the whole speech video when SCC wrote this post, but they pulled it not long after that.
Remember, Rahm Emanuel appointed McCarthy. That’s because Chicago has local control over its PD. Since McCarthy is a kook, that probably proves that Rahm is a kook.
Still think local control is NBD? Now, St. Louis hasn’t had anything close to a stellar police chief for a long time, but by the same token, not even the black Chiefs the SLPD has had since Bob Scheets (the last truly good Chief), Clarence Harmon, Ron Henderson or Dan Isom, would stoop to this level of kookery. As insipid an asshole as was Joe Mokwa, (the only white Chief since Scheets), and corrupt as he was (as it turns out), he wouldn’t do anything like that, either. And the reason is obvious: Four of five Police Commissioners are appointed by the Governor. True, we’ve had Governors like Holden and Carnahan, but even they wouldn’t stoop this low, at least not publicly. Believe me, I’d chance Holden and Carnahan over anything the St. Louis City body politic could produce as Mayor, present company included.
McCarthy claims there is a “government conspiracy” against blacks and Hispanics. Pray tell, Gerry, who is the Chief Executive of that Federal government, and has been since January 20, 2009?
Here’s another object lesson stemming from all this — When you build your house on a shifty or shitty foundation, the whole house is going to fall apart. Likewise, when you start with a false premise, all your conclusions are going to sound insane. Like Michael Savage says, the mind that alters alters all. Yes, it’s a kooky thing to think and say all these things that McCarthy said to the patients at Pfleger’s asylum (which is an almost all black Catholic Parish on the South Side). But what else are they to think? When you assume that the races are fundamentally equal, you have no other real choice but to believe that any differences in outcome between the races is due to nefarious “conspiracies” or at least some sort of perfidy on the part of (white) architects of public policy. You have no choice but to claim that the executives of firearms manufacturers that live in gated communities are directly profiting from mysterious Federal laws (i.e. the 2nd Amendment, interstate commerce), that allow guns to sneak across the city limits into Chicago. (They sneak into a lot of other cities as well, yet the consequences don’t seem to be at all dire. Like I have asked rhetorically in this space recently — What is it about certain cities that make guns behave so badly?). You have to believe this sort of bullshit — The alternative is not to believe in racial equality. Obviously, an all black congregation in Chicago is going to believe in racial equality, and surely won’t want to hear a Police Chief say that they’re a fundamentally inferior lot. Though racial differences don’t necessarily imply superiority or inferiority, most blacks will so interpret such discussion, and most white liberals think that racial differences are code words for white supremacy.
UPDATE 6/22: Thank you “John Q” for directing me to a YT video of the relevant parts:
Something I forgot to say yesterday — McCarthy directly worked for Bernard Kerik at the NYPD at the time Kerik was corrupt, his corruption came out after Bush appointed him to succeed Tom Ridge at HLS but before the Senate could start confirmation hearings. McCarthy had to have known what his own boss was doing, if not out and outright aiding and abetting the corruption.
McCarthy touts the vast reduction of murders in NYC during his time. Partially that’s b/c of statistical legerdemain, partially because the NYPD is being told to deliberately cover up homicides and other crimes, and to the extent that it’s better, it’s because NYC engaged in a form of near racial profiling that you couldn’t get away with in Chicago. Yes, Chicago is way more racially PC than NYC.
“Everybody is afraid of race.” He says he’s not. Sounds to me like he is. To the extent that he’s not “afraid of race,” it’s that he thinks that Official America isn’t left wing enough on race.
Sarah Palin is a private citizen, asshole. She has no law enforcement power in Newark, New Jersey, and never has. She used to have implicit law enforcement power in Alaska, but she gave that up when she resigned. That “crime” at which you think she should have showed up — Was it that wonderful gang of MS-13 illegal aliens that assassinated several black college students at an outdoor basketball court? Remember, Gerry, Chicago is a sanctuary city.
What’s strange about all this is that the Chicago MSM last week only saw fit to write about McCarthy’s “clever” one-liner about how “the NRA doesn’t like me” from his address at St. Sabina. They covered up all the rest of the radical kooky stuff. Like I said above, quoting SCC, St. Sabina’s own website had the whole video up, but only for a few hours. Thankfully, there’s no such thing as un-ringing a bell on the internet. Watch that YouTube clip, but I suggest you download it (use one of the many video downloader extensions available for Firefox), before the Googitburo scrubs it under political pressure from the left.
UPDATE 6/23: Chicago media starting to come around. I’ll gladly take partial credit.