Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Foreseeable Consequences

     Facts that are not frankly faced have a habit of stabbing us in the back. – Sir Harold Bowden

     These days, you have to be old and jaded to endure the news. You have to have calluses over your sensibilities thick enough to defeat a 155mm howitzer shell. And you have to have a sense of humor so twisted that you can make light of virtually anything. (Yes, it also helps to be both devoutly religious and heavily armed.)

     I suppose I’m a lucky man, that way. And let it be said that I need all that “luck,” because my memory is too BLEEP!ing good.

     Some years ago, back when former Drug Czar William Bennett was on the radio, in response to a caller’s question about legalized abortion, he advanced an important moral principle: that economic arguments should not be used to attack or defend morally based positions. Here is the gist of his statement:

     If it were your sole purpose to reduce crime, Bennett said, "You could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.

     "That would be an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down," he added.

     That statement is both mathematically accurate and morally unimpeachable. But a slew of Democrats – especially black Democrats – attacked Bennett for daring to imply that American blacks commit a disproportionate share of crimes. Yet that is a well-verified fact. Indeed, it’s a pattern that has held for decades and still holds today.

     Facts never impede the race-hustlers. Indeed, they blow past them as if they aren’t there. But should you dare to compel them to face an unpleasant fact, you’ll immediately be denounced as – guess what? – a racist.

     If acquaintance with and acknowledgement of the facts makes one a racist, then the facts themselves must be racist. That’s why when one of them calls me a racist – it happens fairly often in this year of Our Lord 2019 – I smile and say “And damned proud of it, baby.”

     I’ve been recommending this course of action to others for a long time now. I predict that it will soon become the majority position among white Americans, if it hasn’t already.

     Have an example from the recent news:

     A tourist was savagely beaten, stomped and spit on by a gang of over a dozen youths at the entrance to the Washington Hilton Hotel around 1 a.m. on July 14, according to Washington, D.C. police who released hotel surveillance video showing the brutal unprovoked attack. The Hilton–located about twelve blocks north of the White House at 1919 Connecticut Avenue and T Street, NW–is a key part of official Washington, playing host to presidents, foreign dignitaries, business and political gatherings including the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. It is also where President Ronald Reagan was shot by a would-be assassin in 1981.

     A “gang of youths” assaulted an innocuous passer-by. It’s been happening quite a lot, lately. So far, it’s just more news noise. But Gateway Pundit provided video – and the video revealed that:

  1. The victim was white;
  2. The “youths” were black.

     Cue the cries and screams of “racism:”

     Uh-oh. Video. That’s a problem, because now everyone can see what the headline writer meant by “gang of youths.” Sure enough, the youths were black, their victim, white.

     The Gateway Pundit story quickly garnered more than 5,000 comments. Trigger Warning! Anyone who ventures into the comment section of a story like this will find himself awash in triggering verbiage. He’ll be in the Grand Central Station of Trigger Town.

     Gateway Pundit has a reasonable set of guidelines for comments. Profanity, racial slurs, and threats of violence are not OK with them. But in this case, it seems the moderators just threw up their hands and cried, “What’s the use?”

     What’s the use, indeed.

     The facts about race in America haven’t just been not “frankly faced;” there have been active attempts to suppress them, mostly by the Democrat Party, the race-hustlers it’s adopted as mascots, and their media handmaidens. Whenever some braver-than-average soul dares to introduce well confirmed statistics about racial disparities in crime, fatherlessness, or educational attainments, some Leftist race-hustler will immediately denounce him as (of course) a “racist,” perhaps with a grace note to the effect that “the police” deliberately target blacks...or in the current formulation, “people of color.”

     It’s all horseshit. It’s been disproved on several occasions, by several organizations independent of one another. I wrote about one of them here. But the notion that American blacks are just as law-abiding as whites – or that if they aren’t, it must be “society’s fault” – has been elevated to a piety no one is allowed to challenge.

     And so today we have:

  • Blatant racial hatred being expressed by black members of Congress and Democrat Party officials;
  • Attempts to foment racial hatred by black state legislators and candidates for state offices;
  • Flash mobs of black “youths” that trash randomly selected stores;
  • “Polar bear hunting” by urban blacks;

     ...and the return of the resolutely all-white neighborhood, into which no black family is permitted, by unsigned and unspoken agreement among the residents.

     I have a young friend who just relocated his family, most expensively, into such a neighborhood, even though he knew ab initio that it would strain him financially for years to come. He regarded it as his duty – and I concur. Protecting those he loves is a man’s first duty.

     All of the above were consequences of allowing blacks to get away with savage and criminal behavior on the grounds of “past injustices.” Moreover, anyone not blinded by political correctness could have predicted all of them. But to admit that white America has tolerated savagery for specious reasons – as if there could be a good reason for tolerating savagery – is considered a hangin’ offense.

     Every now and then I write a monitory story about what I foresee, should current trends continue. Such stories are largely ignored. It’s understandable; mine is a very minor voice, and anyway people prefer not to acknowledge maladies they believe they can’t control. But that doesn’t change the facts. It certainly doesn’t alter what they portend should we continue to treat black lawbreaking, black fathers of illegitimate children, and black race-hucksterism as things we must tolerate uncritically.

     Remember the quote at the top of this essay. And do have a nice day.

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