Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Shootings: A Requiem For Peace And Civility

     Given the events of last night, I fear we’ve lost our last chance to maintain a peaceful society. Perhaps men of good will tried but failed. Perhaps it was hopeless from the start. Now that the race war has “come out into the open,” we’ll never know.

     It certainly wasn’t the fault of the police, our “official” forces of order, who appear to have been scrupulous in their attempts to maintain the peace and order of the streets. Much odium belongs to the “protesters.” Still more belongs to their white enablers and supporters. And some, surely, should go to any American who’s watched the run-up to this outbreak and said, whether to himself or to others, “Nah, they don’t really mean it.”

     Perhaps the greatest share of the blame should go to Barack Hussein Obama. This master practitioner of the politics of identity and division has systematically acted to exculpate black perpetrators of violence at every turn – preferring to blame the deaths of five Dallas, Texas police on guns, rather than on their wielder and the evil he represents.

     There is no longer any possibility of neutrality. Decent blacks had their chance to rein in their unruly fellows. They didn’t take it. Henceforward every white American must regard every black with extreme suspicion until he can prove his bona fides. Nor can a single proof of good faith be regarded as proof in perpetuity.

     Unfortunately, it’s also incumbent upon us to distrust anyone to the left of center politically. As they’ve been enabling this nonsense for decades, there’s no way to know where their true loyalties lie.

     Once again and with much regret, events have deflected me from the topic I’d had in mind. Perhaps later.


Eskyman said...

Thanks for the enjoyment that I've received from your novels and your blog.

It appears that your blog should be renamed, as Liberty's Torch has guttered.

Now you resort to concealing what you cannot answer, so I won't be your nemesis any longer. I very much doubt that my last word here will be seen by anyone but you, but this passage applies to you in full:

"If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Should you find that insulting, it is meant to be. When the shoe fits....

Have a nice dinner, with congenial company, who will never say anything that you disagree with! After all, you have standards, which few of us measure up to.


Francis W. Porretto said...

Sigh. No, Esky, I did not "conceal what I cannot answer." I rejected a second insult -- and the second was more deliberate and more insulting than the first. The one above is worse yet...and I see that at this point you grasp that much, at least. You appear to need to feel wronged, so think what you like. Heaven knows I can't compel you to treat a difference of opinion with the level of courtesy I find appropriate.

Col. B. Bunny said...

With blacks one simply does not see any kind of a push back against black pathology. I see outstanding individuals -- I have a special affection for Pastor Manning -- but when I examine black collective action I see Detroit, N. St. Louis, Camden, Chicago, Flint, Gary, Memphis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Oakland, Rochester, Stockton, Washington, any public school in America with a significant black presence turned into a hellish experience for white and black students, demagoguery like BLM and "Rev." Wright, posturing academic buffoons, and the Congressional Black Caucus. The public face of black America is pathetic.

Manning, Sotomayor, the sheriff in Milwaukee, LTC West, Lloyd Marcus, Alan Keyes, Roy Innis, Walter Williams, Clarence Thomas, and the like are stellar individuals but the default result of any political gathering of blacks in anarchy, arson, violence, and the most buffoonish rhetoric. Even Tommy Sotomayor has had his fill of black people.

It's the same with moderate Muslims. They're apparently coming out of the woodwork but somehow the death toll on just keeps rising higher and higher. Snipe hunting is a more productive activity than looking for moderate Muslims . . . or least living moderate Muslims.

Bill St. Clair said...

Come on. Five dead cops at the hands of one lone shooter and a few more from a couple of copycats does not a civil war make. It's just blowback.

The government response, though, could turn it into war.

The first thing that NEEDS to be done is end the insane war on some drug users, completely. Not just legalize marijuana, though that would help, but end the concept of controlled substance.

No more police out LOOKING for made-up crimes with no victims.

But I agree with you that Obama has fanned the flames. As has the internet. The anti-gun sentiment after Orlando blew me over, for a while. Such hot emotion over proposals that won't change a thing, except to further disarm the victims.