Friday, June 19, 2015

Do black lives only matter when the killer is white?

Our President barely missed a beat on using this latest tragedy to push an agenda, while he ignores the weekly death toll of other blacks in crime ridden Democrat controlled cities. Their families grieve, too. He was also wrong about how other countries have suffered. Between his agenda and the MSM, I'm surprised we have an illegal immigration problem; who would want to flee dictatorships and communism to come here?

Chicago’s bloody weekends show us that the politicians and reporters haven’t turned their attention to Charleston because they care about dead black people.

They are there for the psychotic killer, Dylann Storm Roof, not for his victims. They are there for a Southern state with a Republican governor who can be safely blamed the way that their Mayor of Chicago can’t. They are there to use the voiceless dead as convenient props in their campaign for gun control – in a state that already has some of the toughest gun control laws in the South. They don’t care about black people. They care about their political agendas.

Obama made that clear when he blamed Republicans for the shootings in his statement. The formatting of the statement on the White House website with its paragraphs about healing and the church in small print and the call for gun control and accusations of racism set out in giant bold type show with stark clarity what the president’s priorities are.

His priority is not, “Now is the time for mourning and for healing.” It is, “Someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun” and “this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries” to impose his burden of collective guilt on all Americans.

And of course, he was  wrong about “other advanced countries” too, or has he forgotten France and Norway and Scotland and others?


Anonymous said...

The whole concept of "black on black crime" as a means of dismissing the hatred inherent in racial violence is flawed, since much of this crime occur largely in poorer, urban communities, as most severe violence in the US does. One main reason violence exists in these communities is because of continued segregation and gentrification, which both causes and is partially caused by a lack of real social mobility (poor communities get trapped in the spaces where they live, and those with money flee to better areas). These underserved communities are often predominantly African American, as the shadow of slavery, Jim Crow, and the racist housing laws of the 20th century still hangs over this country to an intense degree. The children is these communities are often unable to attend good schools, therefore can't get into let alone afford college, and generally can't fathom a world outside the ghetto. And, when people are hungry and poor they are more easily pulled into gangs or other violent groups. Some because they genuinely cannot afford to do anything else, and many others because they've grown up in a culture, cast off from the rich, in which this sort of violence is normalized. Add to this a racist police force, a politically backwards nation, and the lack of understanding represented in beliefs such as those presented on this blog, and "black on black crime" also begins to seem like it's caused by the culture of the powerful (in this country, the white and the rich). Just some food for thought.

Also, it's worth noting that both the democrats and the republicans are capitalists. Your fear of the democratic party is irrational. If anything, it funnels those who would be more radical into electoral politics and prevents them from thinking outside the party lines of this country.

Norma said...

Thank you for your viewpoint, one certainly well-published and pushed to cover the failures and the policies of your party (was mine too for many years). If I were still a Democrat, it's probably one I would blindly be promoting here. The most segregated cities with the highest poverty and crime rates are in the north and all controlled by Democrat machines. So what your team is doing isn't working. Socialism and its spin offs, Communism and fascism, whereby government controls all, killed millions and millions of its own citizens in the 20th century, and that's what you want for America. Next plan?

Anonymous said...

For Anon 8:18: "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
—C.S. Lewis