“The Coming Race War in America was published in 1996 by Carl Rowan, the black columnist and former ambassador to Finland...
Our racial policy has proved a disaster. Sixty years after Brown vs. the School Board, blacks have not assimilated. They constitute a separate people having almost nothing in common with the surrounding European society. They fiercely maintain their identity with their own music, dialect, customs, dress, and names. All attempts to turn them into middle-class whites in darker packaging have failed. Only relentless governmental pressure forces an appearance of partial integration…
First, on every known measure of cognitive ability, on IQ, SATs, GREs, everything, blacks average about one standard deviation, fifteen IQ points, below whites. The gap is a fact. It exists. It is reflected in performance. It has proved intractable.
In a technological civilization that rewards intelligence, the deficit sharply limits legitimate access to the higher reaches of money, power, class, and prestige. Second, blacks continue to show little interest in schooling. Exceptions and degrees, yes. Yet consider cities such as Washington, which usually has a black mayor, black city council, mostly black school board, black staffs in the schools, black parents, black students, a high per-capita expenditure—and perhaps the worst schools in the country. This is a fact, and shows no signs of diminishing. It is repeated in countless cities…
The economy has no need for huge numbers of people who read at the level of second-graders, if that. The existence of these people is a fact. When such jobs exist, as for example on police forces, better qualified whites are invariably available.
Without remedial intervention, the academic and professional worlds, the managerial ranks of blue-collar trades, would turn almost pure white, and there would be actual hunger in the inner cities.
The solution, to the extent that it can be called a solution, has been a combination of welfare and affirmative action. Each has produced its own kind of dependency. Whites in their own way depend on welfare payments to blacks in that ending welfare would send the cities up in flames. We now have dense concentrations of unemployed, unemployable blacks leading meaningless lives in rotting cities. They are angry, blame whites for their troubles, and do not have a lot to lose…
None of this improves, and it seems to be getting worse…on the web, video after cell phone video appears of pack-attacks by feral blacks on whites and Asians. These attacks often result in brain damage: the attackers are trying to hurt the victims badly, and usually laugh while doing it. Other videos time and again show black teenagers looting Seven-Elevens…
Whites are frightened of blacks. They are afraid of taking the wrong exit from the freeway and ending up in a black ghetto. They are afraid when they pass young black males in a dark neighborhood. White women clutch their purses and cross the street, try not to get into elevators with them. The fear, seldom mentioned, determines where whites live, where they go, and where they send their children to school…
Government also is afraid of blacks…The signs are ominous. Tension rises in America. Incomes fall, foreclosures rise, jobs go east, police powers increase, trust in government evaporates, and expectations for the future decline. An unfocused edginess germinates. It is not a recipe for domestic tranquility…
The response of whites to riots by blacks has always been to back away. This prudence, as it is thought to be, has been enforced by the government…
“A tourist is beaten in Baltimore. Young people surround him and laugh. He's pummeled, stripped and robbed. No one helps. They're too busy taping it on their smartphones. That's how we heard their laughter.
The video is on YouTube along with the latest McDonalds beat-down and the latest store surveillance tapes of flash mobs. Groups of teenagers swarm into stores, rob everything they can, and run out. The phenomenon is on the rise across the country. Police now have a nickname for it: ‘flash robs.’…
Also starring on YouTube this week was the sobbing woman. She's the poor traveler who began to cry great heaving sobs when a Transportation Security Administration agent at the Madison, Wis., airport either patted her down or felt her up, depending on your viewpoint and experience…
There is the General Services Administration scandal. An agency devoted to efficiency is outed as an agency of mindless bread-and-circuses indulgence. They had a four-day regional conference in Las Vegas, with clowns and mind readers…
Only a generation ago, earnest, tidy government bureaucrats were spoofed as drudges and drones [zombies]. Not anymore. Now they're way cool. Immature, selfish and vain, but way cool…
There is the Secret Service scandal. That one broke through too, and you know the facts: overseas to guard the president, sent home for drinking, partying, picking up prostitutes. What's terrible about this story is that for anyone who's ever seen the Secret Service up close it's impossible to believe. The Secret Service are the best of the best…
This week I saw a picture of agents in Colombia. They were in T-shirts, wrinkled khakis and sneakers. They looked like a bunch of mooks, like slobs, like children with muscles…the journalistic story of the week, the Los Angeles Times's decision to publish pictures of U.S. troops in Afghanistan who smilingly posed with the bloody body parts of suicide bombers…
In isolation, these stories may sound like the usual sins and scandals, but in the aggregate they seem like something more disturbing, more laden with implication, don't they? And again, these are only from the past week. The leveling or deterioration of public behavior has got to be worrying people who have enough years on them to judge with some perspective. Something seems to be going terribly wrong.“ Peggy Noonan
As previously discussed, we love Fred Reed.
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Vote? Why? ...
I want to roll back the onrushing police state and return to constitutional government. ...
Who do I vote for? ...
I want to end our stupid wars, now. Yesterday.
There is no anti'war candidate (ERP). Obama sends the troops anywhere he can think of, and all the Republicans want to attack Iran. I want to reduce the military by half and end the militarization of the country that is bankrupting us.
Who do I vote for? (ERP)
I want to reduce the size of government, get rid of the departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Commerce, toss the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and so on. What candidate wants to do these things? Republicans talk a good show, but which of them actually wants to cut?
I want to end affirmative action, which means governmental favor for some citizens over others, and rely on merit. No candidate speaks of this.
Who do I vote for?
I want to end the empire, quit meddling in the business of other countries, get out of South Korea, Japan, and NATO. I don't want to be the world's mommy.
Who do I vote for?
I want to reform America's dysfunctional system of taxation, go to a sales tax or flat tax or value-added tax, anything to get IRS off our backs. It isn't the amount of taxation that I dislike, but the intrusiveness, mystery, complexity, and lack of recourse.
Who do I vote for?
I want to reform the public schools, outlaw teachers unions, requires decent GRE scores from teachers, cut the propaganda and outlaw drugging of students.
Who do I vote for?
Why vote at all?
Nothing of substance is on the table, other than the desire of Republicans to attack Iran.
The elections are supposed to indicate the presence of democracy, but they do not. Elections do not determine policy but only the division of spoils. An election in which candidates take no positions becomes a high-school popularity contest.
The way to have elections without having a democracy is to let the people vote, but not on anything.
Having a one party system called by two names is a technically slick way of disenfranchising the public without their noticing. In a parliamentary system all manner of politics would gain expression in proportion to their prevalence in the population.
With two identical parties, no dissenting view can ever gain office.
A masterly dodge, this.
Nobody around here has clue one what (ERP) means.
We love Fred Reed around here, and despite the fact that his subject matter is frequently ugly and/or brutal, we look forward to each new installment and struggle to refrain from linking up Fred On Everything everytime he posts.
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"It wasn’t until ‘The Great Society’ and the ‘War on Poverty’ and Lyndon Johnson that the black family began to fall apart. The old adage is ‘The road to hell is paved in good intentions’, and I believe that the liberals that designed the welfare programs were well intentioned but WRONG.
The black father and young men were no longer hard working heads of the their families but part of disjointed groups that were intent on personal gratification and working the system and they developed a ‘plantation mentality’ with the government being the great provider and not the men of the family.” Fred Reed
Way double highly recommended.
If Mexico were not next to the world’s most ravening drug market, it would be a corrupt, but functioning and reasonably successful upper Third-World country.
If this were not so, Mexico would not have the huge number of American who have come here to retire.
But the country cannot withstand a drug business that, by a common figure, brings the traffickers forty billion dollars a year.
The money means that the cartels can buy heavier armament than can the government, as well as buy heavier officials on either side of the border.
(It is an American conceit that corruption exists only in other countries.)
One of the first posts at the old Justthinking.us was also one of the first posts brought across to the new (this) Justthinking.us.
It mostly had to do with ....... you know ....... Race, Family, Crime and Poverty.
I can sit here and read and read and read and read, agree with much of it, and never once have my blood pressure go through the roof.
Most of the time, the more I agree with a guy, the more I just want to go out and throttle some other guy.
Not so much with Fred.
Way, double highly recommended.
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Now there's some thinkin!