Here’s a Suggestion

16 01 2018

Downtown

P-D:

Blacks killing blacks is problem African-Americans have to address, St. Louis public safety director says

Jimmie Edwards, the city’s new public safety director, did not waste time getting to his point.

“This message is for black folk,” Edwards said during remarks Monday at the annual downtown ceremony honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Of the city’s 205 murders last year, 204 of the victims were African-Americans, Edwards said. “One hundred percent of the people that were caught and accused of those crimes were African-Americans. We have to address that. We cannot go forward and continue King’s dream unless we look in the mirror and address that problem. That’s a problem that’s on us.”

Here’s a suggestion: The next time some gentle giant tries to kill a cop and the cop has to shoot the gentle giant in order to save his own life, and one of the gentle giant’s friends comes through with some cock-and-bull story about the gentle giant being knelt on the ground with his hands up, a story totally unsupported by physical or forensic evidence, don’t make a big deal of it. That way, there won’t be any riots, and then there won’t be any post-rioting Ferguson Effect.

McMillan, who deviated from the script a bit, said to Krewson after her remarks: “The two best things you have done in this past year of your service as mayor are sitting right here,” McMillan said, pointing to Edwards and Hayden.

Lyda’s two big personnel calls during her first year as mayor have both been black men. Who could have predicted that? Other than anyone and everyone.

And Kim Gardner, the city’s first African-American circuit attorney, said the biggest problem the city has “is fighting against the status quo.”

Irony alert: Soros funded her campaign.

And what’s with this bit about “fighting against the status quo?” What’s the “status quo” in this city? The true news answer is that the status quo is the gentry neoliberal power elite for which Lyda fronts as mayor.

Claire was also in attendance:

McCaskill said that “every time I start feeling sorry for myself about how hard it is, every time I think this is just too hard,” she turns to Freeman’s book, which highlights her pioneering career, including as lead attorney in the landmark court case Davis v. St. Louis Housing Authority. The case, filed in federal court in 1952, led to the end of racial segregation in public housing in St. Louis.

Go to the corner of Jefferson and Cass to see how that worked out. Yes, one may infer from the hyphenated name of the old Pruitt-Igoe projects that it was supposed to be segregated. Pruitt was for Wendell Pruitt, a WWII Tuskegee Airman ace, obviously the Pruitt half was supposed to be black, and Igoe for a long time white Congressman in the area, it was the white half. But the Davis case ended that, and in practicality, the “integrated” P-I was almost all black, and went downhill two years after it opened.

In related news:

American children are 60% more likely to die before their 20s than kids in other wealthy countries

Children born in the United States are more likely to die before 20 years old than kids in other wealthy nations, according to new research.

A study revealed that the US has the worst childhood mortality rate compared to 19 other developed countries with children of all ages dying more often since the 1980s.

Researchers found that the main cause of death in American teens was gun violence followed by car accidents, while infants are 76 percent more likely to die than those in other countries.

Despite the US spending more in health care than other nations, experts suggest that keeping kids alive would require the input of multiple sectors.

Who is in more hurry to keep 19-year old gang banging N’Deshawntavious alive? Who really equates his murder, which he mostly bought on himself, probably because he did his fair share of murdering in his short life, with some infant dying of SIDS?

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Simplified Shelby

13 01 2018

USA

Shelby Steele, in the WSJ:

Black Protest Has Lost Its Power

Have whites finally found the courage to judge African-Americans fairly by universal standards?

The recent protests by black players in the National Football League were rather sad for their fruitlessness. They may point to the end of an era for black America, and for the country generally—an era in which protest has been the primary means of black advancement in American life.

There was a forced and unconvincing solemnity on the faces of these players as they refused to stand for the national anthem. They seemed more dutiful than passionate, as if they were mimicking the courage of earlier black athletes who had protested: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, fists in the air at the 1968 Olympics; Muhammad Ali, fearlessly raging against the Vietnam War; Jackie Robinson, defiantly running the bases in the face of racist taunts. The NFL protesters seemed to hope for a little ennoblement by association.

And protest has long been an ennobling tradition in black American life. From the Montgomery bus boycott to the march on Selma, from lunch-counter sit-ins and Freedom Rides to the 1963 March on Washington, only protest could open the way to freedom and the acknowledgment of full humanity. So it was a high calling in black life. It required great sacrifice and entailed great risk. Martin Luther King Jr. , the archetypal black protester, made his sacrifices, ennobled all of America, and was then shot dead.

For the NFL players there was no real sacrifice, no risk and no achievement. Still, in black America there remains a great reverence for protest. Through protest—especially in the 1950s and ’60s—we, as a people, touched greatness. Protest, not immigration, was our way into the American Dream. Freedom in this country had always been relative to race, and it was black protest that made freedom an absolute.

It is not surprising, then, that these black football players would don the mantle of protest. The surprise was that it didn’t work. They had misread the historic moment. They were not speaking truth to power. Rather, they were figures of pathos, mindlessly loyal to a black identity that had run its course.

It’s not even that complicated.

Black protest has “lost its power” because it never had any real power to begin with.

The reason black people still have “a great reverence for protest” is because they don’t understand the concept of correlation-causation.  Their relatively ancient ancestors developed rituals based on confusing correlation and causation.  For instance, some kid would dance around a tree just to be goofing off, and then it would start raining, and then on another day, the kid would do it again, and it would start raining.  From that, everyone in the tribe started in on dancing around the given “magic” tree if they wanted it to rain, and sometimes it would work, sometimes not.  Likewise, “modern” black Americans maintain something of the same magic-totem-ritual mentality about marching and protests, that all one has to do is engage in them, and good things come your way.  A la the cargo cult.

It’s as simple as this:  The civil rights movement’s biggest legislative wins had nothing to do with black people marching or even black people in general.  Yes, black people marched, and yes, the civil rights movement won, but not because the former caused the latter, more like the latter caused the former.  A bon mot of mine, relevant because of what is coming up on Monday, is this:  MLK didn’t cause the CRM, the CRM caused MLK.  Sans MLK, the CRM still would have happened.

The real causes of the CRM are twofold:  One, Jews gaining control of crucial American institutions in the decade of the 1920s, and two, the fallout of World War II.  The country, by that time, Jewish predominated in many of the crucial institutions, that consummately lauded itself for having helped to beat Hitler in Berlin, could not have turned around and continued to tolerate segregated lunch counters in Greensboro and walls in Nogales.  Which means the civil rights and immigration legislation of the 1960s were inevitable, the only open variables were names, dates and proper nouns.

At approximately the same time frame of the American CRM, many other white countries enacted similar measures.  And I know for sure there was no Martin Luther King in those other countries.





Pay For Play

11 08 2016

CWE

When I thought they’d go the other way, the local NAACP sides with Uber in their Battle of the Bulge against the MTC.

Okay, hold the sail foam.  Why do I get the feeling that Uber recently made a sizable contribution the national NAACP?





SJWs Always Cannibalize

27 01 2016

Eugene, Oregon

Ruh-roh.

If this is the beginning of a long march to scrub that particular “MLK” quote from history, then the biggest losers will be neocons and lamer cons and other assorted cuckservatives.  Because that’s their only plausible hook to pretend that MLK was some kind of “conservative.”  How are they going to be able to be civil rightsey without it?





Wild Cuck Yonder

18 01 2016

Warner Robins, Georgia

Oh yeah, USAF, you’re in heap big doodoo.

First off, you used the holy visage without paying the requisite burnt offering to his living relatives.  Expect a trademark lawsuit by the end of the week.

Second, I’m angry at you for your cucking.





Aw Nuts, We Won?

1 12 2015

Montgomery, Alabama

If it’s December, or any month of the year, for that matter, it’s time for Democrats and elderly blacks to keep fighting the war they won a long time ago.

Earlier, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, the lone Democrat and African American member of Alabama’s congressional delegation, told the crowd “old battles have become new again.”

Sewell cited the Alabama case that led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively dismantling a section of the Voting Rights Act that required states and local governments, with a history of voter discrimination to get advance approval of voting changes. Congress has yet to agree on replacement language.

Amazing how that works.  You win something, and after that, you don’t need to fight anymore.  Then again, only a cynic someone who pays attention would think that that all they want to is fight fight fight, they’re not really interested in winning, and in fact, they can never admit that they won, because that would mean they’d have to stop fighting.

In stops in the South, the Democratic presidential front-runner has been working to solidify her advantage among African-American voters.

Black voters make up a major portion of the Democratic primary electorate in Southern states holding early primaries in 2016.

Translation:  Fuggedabowdit, Bernie.  I’ll see your younger lily white deep blue enclaves and raise you the entire Deep South and black belt.

“She is going to be president,” retired elementary school principal Maggie Stringer, 80, said emphatically. “At least I can say I did see her and I’ve been in her presence.”

Stringer was a 20-year-old student and a member of the church during the Bus Boycott.

This is precisely the kind of voter that Obama turned out in what were record numbers in 2008, and in even higher record numbers in 2012.  Older black people, mainly women, because elderly people are heavily women, who remember “before” and “after,” and can therefore be agitated to turn out and vote based on the theory that the other guy on the ballot wants to take you back to “before.”  HRC needs these people to at least match their 2012 turnout level, which explains why she’s doing this, and it also explains why she does not and will never feel no ways tarrd.  And it will also explain why she and the media (though I repeat myself) will make Donald Trump out to be the biggest Kluxer that ever existed.





Unethical Society of Police

24 11 2015

Fountain Park

This organization doesn’t have much moral authority to be lecturing anyone, for as much trouble as its senior leadership has been in lately.

Why are they worried about fighting crime?  Especially since we know who is doing the crime, if we actually tried to fight it, the Unethical Society of Police would be among the first in line to bitch about racism.

And also, it says that the NAACP’s St. Louis office is at 4811 Delmar.  That also happens to be the address of a state office building.  Why is the St. Louis NAACP being run out of a state office building?