Send In The Clowns

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.

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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:

‘White Girl Bleed A Lot’: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It

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.

9 thoughts on “Send In The Clowns

  1. The liberal left only has one standard of evil: white racism. In reality, Third World-style people are in general far more bigoted and racist. Just tune into for some blood-curdling displays of Nazi-like hatred from Arabs and Iranians. Any Western person talking like that would never be allowed on TV. And black people are often way more hateful than whites, as witness the quick blame whitey response in Ferguson. The liberal left standard is a form of bigotry itself as it refuses to see all human beings as equally capable of being culpable.

  2. “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.”

    This is nonsense. The number of white-on-black rapes (in a given country during a given year) is by nature an integer, because it is a count of events. The number of white-on-black robberies is an integer too. These two numbers cannot be anything but an integer, i.e., a whole number, so it makes no sense to round an already whole number to a whole number.

    And the size of a number, whole or not, does not dictate whether the number “has to be” rounded to the nearest whole number. This passage seems to assume that a small number like 0.141592654 needs to be rounded to the nearest whole number, (here, to 0), but a big number like 969,002,850135.141592654 does not need to be rounded to the nearest whole number (here, to 969,022,850,135, which, according to a donation-soliciting mailing I received recently, is my Democratic National Committee membership number; how the DNC recruited more than 969 billion members, I don’t know).

    What this reporter and author Colin Flaherty *might* be trying to say is that some proportion, rounded to the nearest integer percent, is 0 percent, but we can’t verify the arithmetic, because neither the numerator nor the denominator are stated.

    • Mark, my wife is a math teacher and having read the excerpted text voiced exactly the same criticism that you did . I on the other hand, work as an engineer and I understood immediately what Bill Whittle was saying.

      In my realm to say that something is “statistically zero” is tech-jargon for indicating that while something might occur its rate of occurrence lies in the noise level.

      So my take on this is that Bill Whittle thinks like an engineer and that is the audience he was speaking to.

    • Mark, my wife is a math teacher and having read the excerpted text voiced the same criticism that you did. I, on the other hand, being an engineer by profession, knew exactly what he Bill Whittle was referring to.

      In my realm, the concept of “statistically zero” is tech-jargon for saying that while something might occur, its rate of occurrence falls down in the noise level.

      I’ll suggest that Bill Whittle thinks like an engineer and that was the audience he was assuming when he made that statement.

    • Approximately 13,000 … approximately 39,000 … approximately zero thousand …

      Not 12,987 … 39,256 … 152

      • Sorry, 152 black on white violent crimes in a population that is 5x greater.

        Must watch video first, then comment.

  3. I am, as always, not so concerned withwhat the Left does, what the Muslims do, what the Blacks do. I am concerned with the putative opposition: the GOP in US, the Conservative Party in UK. There is a case to be made that they are worse than all of thee above, for they have a Potemkin facade under which there hides a big, fat eunuch, good for nothing but running errands for his masters. In the US, the masters are Big Business, Big Finance and the US Chamber of Commerce. In the UK I am not sure. But in the UK they have at least a chance at viable third parties; in the US it looks like the Republicrats forever.

    • I think Takuan is spot on in his observation.

      There is no opposition movement or party in the U.S. Just two sides of the same coin. The boss class that controls both parties doesn’t care because they are wealthy enough to be insulated from the policy garbage they foist on the rest of the population.

      It will be republicrats forever until the economy blows up and shatters the Potemkin Village of lies they erected for the populace.

  4. Despite the brilliance of all the math whiz’s, most of us get the point of Bill Whittle’s excellent and concise piece! Math, schmath!

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