Another one from The Firewall:
Reporter and author Colin Flaherty has taken a cold, clear-eyed view of the statistics that don’t make the news because they are suppressed by the news. He reports, for example — again in 2010 — the National Crime Victimization Survey reported approximately 13,000 black-on-white rapes and 39,000 black-on-white robberies — both violent crimes. The statistics show that the number of white on black rapes and violent robberies were so small that they had to be rounded to the nearest whole number, and that whole number was ZERO.
Critics will say that I am using these statistics to justify the murder of Michael Brown. But I said at the beginning — if Michael Brown were shot in cold blood then the police officer needs to pay the price for murder. This has nothing to do with Michael Brown. This has EVERYTHING to do with the narrative that the President, the Attorney General, and all of these race hustlers are trying to create using Michael Brown.
There is, in fact, a racial war of violence and hatred in America. Open racism is simply not tolerated in white America today, but black racism is the toxic glue that holds the progressive coalition together. Tolerance of — in fact, as we see from the events in Ferguson, open encouragement of black rage at a narrative that not only does not exist but reverses the daily outrages that do exist, is what defines modern progressivism. It is the politics of envy, anger, entitlement, lawlessness, violence and bald-faced lies.
And of all the promises broken by this man, surely none is more heartbreaking than the one promise that got him elected in the first place: the promise of a post-racial future. He and his racist progressive cohorts can never surrender the weapon that has gotten them everything, not the least of which is personal political power and trillions of dollars of redistributed wealth. And this latest outrage in Ferguson is yet another example — as if another was needed among the economic wreckage, creeping totalitarianism, and foreign-policy disasters — that he and his leftist cohorts would rather rule over ruins than disappear into the dustbin of a healthy and healed nation.
A few things to notice: First, this book by Colin Flaherty, whom Bill Whittle mentions, is self-published. That means he updates it as circumstances require:
Second, Flaherty’s book has a number of important endorsements, including Thomas Sowell, no lightweight when it comes to discussing the self-inflicted damage blacks create in their role as Victim. It is similar, and every bit as destructive, as the professional victim role played by PoorPalis. The role keeps both of them deeply self-oppressed and ‘stuck’. This is a tar baby from which only they can extricate themselves. It doesn’t even have to be a bootstrap operation, since many white folks are willing to help, once blacks let go of the Vindictive Victim attitude and begin to act as full human beings with agency.
Third, notice that Flaherty rightly blames the media’s part in this kabuki play. What the media chooses to ignore in any given story is often where the reality sits, broken and bleeding. But the MSM has its orders and those jornolists are eager to carry out their meretricious part. There would be little of the swollen revenge and entitlement were the media not feeding it.
An odd thing happened in Ferguson, Missouri, though. Despite all the vitriol, the hyperbole and (and the predictable) rhetoric spewed by Holder & Co., the whole thing seemed to peter out much earlier than the stage directions called for. Perhaps because there was no media-driven trial to draw the crowds back and back again?
Al ‘The Shark’ Sharpton gave his usual eulogy at the black boy’s funeral — and at 18 years of age he was indeed a boy, even if he was 6’4″ and weighed close to 300 pounds. The myth regarding Brown being a “gentle giant” crumpled and blew in the wind once the convenience store video showed him bullying and strong-arming a much smaller man -the owner — before leaving the store with a hundred dollars’ worth of cigars tucked under his arm. That store was later destroyed by mobs of “angry blacks”…
At the end, we’re left wondering what the militarized footprint the police left behind was all about. And that question will continue to come up as the platoons of our peace protectors continue to show up looking as though they were ready for Mosul. But the demonstrations dissipated, and no one seemed to be enticed by the crowds of jornolists lined up to talk to them. One presumes the rioters simply went home, because shortly afterwards the vulture press had flown away.
The summer officially comes to an end this weekend, with Labor Day. While there were a number of outrageous unprovoked attacks against lone white pedestrians on urban streets (and a few outbreaks when wilding gangs left their urban ghetto reservations to attack the “haves” in richer enclaves), the despair of the poor who are bought off with entitlement programs designed to keep them in place can only increase in this lengthening Depression where no one can get an honest answer regarding inflation or real unemployment rates. Due to the feckless Obama’s false promises, impoverished black man, whose unemployment rates are highest, have neither hope nor change.
Add to an overweening sense of entitlement a deep sense of betrayal by the One.
Ferguson probably marked a sea change, but one we will only see in retrospect. It takes the work of time for the fog to lift. One change I see coming across the board for all the special entitlement groups — ghetto blacks, “feminists”, gay entitlement groups, etc. — is the recognition by everyone else that human agency counts for something, and that choice plays a pivotal role for us all. Actions have consequences. Reality is going to start catching up with those who refuse a level playing field and a regularization of the rules for everyone. I don’t have any proof for this intuition, but there it is nonetheless.
Another change is generational. Shysters like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are fading from the scene. Martin Luther King’s Dream is dead, trampled by his careless heirs. Sure, Sharpton is part of the MSM push, and he is said to report back to the President with regularity, but in a sense, the culture is leaving Obama as a spent scene also. After all the lies and drama no one cares. The fact that he admits he has no foreign policy regarding the Middle East speaks more to his failure to establish a reality past his promises than it does to any sustained effort on his part. If we’re smart we’ll leave him on the golf course where he can do less harm. Obama doesn’t need to be impeached; it’s as though his reign were already over.
Perhaps the incursions of ISIS bestiality onto the world stage will change the perspective of people who aren’t directly affected by this evil, yet who can nonetheless see it as a kind of filter with which to perceive and take stock of what transpires at home.